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In July 2013, Thomas Curran received a disturbing letter in the mail from Chrysler concerning his 2003 Jeep Liberty. The fuel tank on your vehicle has a chance of experiencing a fuel leak during certain types of rear-end collisions, the letter warned. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a re. To better manage crash forces in low-speed impacts, Thomas was to contact his dealer to arrange free installation of an Original Equipment Manufacturer trailer hitch. Chrysler recommends you remove the ball and ball mount whenever your vehicle is not actually in use of towing, it was explained in the letter. This is a voluntary manufacturer safety recall of 1.56 million 2002 through 2007 Jeep Libertys and 1993 through 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokees. The National Highway Trafc Safety Administration didnt order it. At least 56 deaths are linked to the problem. It took a little over a year for Chrysler Group to begin the installations. The 76-year-old Manasota Key resident in Englewood nally had his hitch installed in October at Douglas Jeep in Venice. Then there was a problem. I asked for a price to add the necessary wiring and connectors that would be needed to make the hitch fully functional, Thomas wrote me. But he was surprised and confused in light of the recall wording recommending removal of the ball mount when not towing when told it couldnt be used to tow a trailer. Good thing Thomas asked. I contacted Douglas Jeep general manager Greg Douglas, who provided me with Chryslers dealer communication explaining that a vehicle not equipped with a Chrysler OEM trailer package does not include the necessary wiring harness and/ or other heavy-duty components required for towing. Those components normally include a modied transmission and cooling system and upgraded brakes and suspension to handle the increased weight. Theyre virtually impossible to add after the vehicle is manufactured. That means if youre part of this recall, verify if your Jeep came equipped with a tow package. Just installing electrical wiring for the hitch without it could be dangerous to you and others. Chrysler Group conrms that as of Dec. 2 about 150,000 vehicles or some 10 percent of those recalled have been processed. However, since many older vehicles may not be with their original owners, you may have a recalled model and not have received a notice. To verify, call Chrysler at 800-853-1403 or go to NHTSAs website,, and enter the vehicles VIN number. This VIN check site is also a great tool in helping research a used car prior to purchasing. Realize, about a third of recalled vehicle notices go ignored. Some could be for defective inators in Takatamanufactured airbags. For that matter, everyone should check their VIN numbers for recalls or complaints, and sign up for email recall notications, or call The Department of Transportations safety hotline at 888-3274236. If you bought your vehicle used, also contact the manufacturer and have it update its ownership records. Finally, if youre notied of a recall, and dont x your vehicle, you may not have a defense if youre ever injured. David Morris is the Suns consumer advocate. Contact him c/o the Sun, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980, email or leave a message at 941-206-1114.Hitch in Jeep recall PUNTA GORDA Education stepped to the head of the class at Thursdays Charlotte County legislative delegation meeting, where representatives from the schools, airport, city and county urged state support for an ambitious academic venture. Plans to land a Western Michigan University aviation program in Punta Gorda involve several local jurisdictions, each seeking to do their part to give flight to the proposal. Punta Gorda Airport is looking to supply a hangar, the county is exploring how to secure and renovate the privately owned IMPAC building off Retta Esplanade for classrooms, the city is working on expanding needed adjacent parking and Florida SouthWestern State College is considering offering a two-year associates degree leading to the WMU aviation bachelors program. It is a combined effort, said Pam Seay, Charlotte County Airport Legislators hear funding requestsBy GARY ROBERTSSTAFF WRITERFUNDING | 2 Time for the treeSUN PHOTO BY TAMI GARCIAEvan McGinnity, 5, left, helps his 3 -year-old brother Justin measure a Fraser r that their father Matthew purchased during ongoing Christmas tree sales at St. Nathaniels Episcopal Church. The North Port church is selling trees daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. See more photos, page 12.The state is on the verge of approving the sale of the former G. Pierce Wood hospital site to The Power Auto Corp. for $2.5 million. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday will consider the deal, which has been recommended by the Division of State Lands. The Power Auto Corp. said it plans to construct a hotel, driver training center, Sale of former G. Pierce Wood tract pendingBy SUSAN E. HOFFMAN and STEVE BAUERSTAFF WRITERSTRACT | 2 ENGLEWOOD Bob Norus recently returned to the helm of the Englewood Cats Pop Warner football and cheer league, following the arrest of the board treasurer who allegedly stole nearly $800 from the youth organization. Norus resigned at the end of the 2013 season after working with the league for seven years. He said he needed a break because he spent almost as much time on Pop Warner as he would a full-time job. However, he was asked to come back by board members and parents to take charge of the league after large sums of money went missing from the Englewood Area Athletic Association the home of the Englewood Cats Pop Warner teams coffers. According to a Charlotte County Sheriffs Office report, Brandi Nolette, 37, of Rotonda West, was arrested on Oct. 24 on the charge of fraudulent use of credit cards. She allegedly used the leagues debit card to pay a $693.46 Florida Power & Light bill on Oct. 1. Norus said the Cats dont have an FPL account. On Oct. 13, Pop Warner then-president Christopher Conrad reported missing money from the safe where football funds are kept. The next day, a CCSO investigator questioned board member Bonnie Pringle, who said she notified other board members of the unauthorized use of the debit card and was reporting it to the CCSO. On Oct. 14, Nolette called Pop Warner Vice President Joseph Marinola. The next day, she gave him two money orders totaling $694. On Oct. 24, Nolette turned herself in to authorities and was taken to the Charlotte County Jail. She was later released on $5,000 bond. Norus says hes disappointed with Nolettes actions. What gets me is she (Nolette) knows what the general funds are used for in helping children in the league and she took the money. Its disheartening, he said.Pop Warner bounces back after treasurers arrestBy ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHCOMMUNITY NEWS EDITOR ARREST | 2READER ADVOCATE David MORRISCOLUMNIST NOLETTE PHOTO FROM GORALLY.COMAn aerial view of The FIRMs 400-acre facility in Starke, Fla., shows an extensive racing track complex. Charlotte SunCLASSIFIED: Comics 11-14 | Dear Abby 14 | TV Listings 15 THE SUN: Obituaries 5 | Legals 6 | Crosswords 7 | Police Beat 7 | Viewpoint 8 | Opinion 9 VOL. 122 NO. 339An Edition of the SunAMERICAS BEST COMMUNITY DAILYFRIDAY DECEMBER 5, $1.00 20 percent chance of rain82 64 High Low Look inside for valuable couponsThis years savings to date ...S UN COUPON VALUE METER CHARLIE SAYS ...Im ready for a nap!INDEX | 705252000258 Daily Edition $1.00 $119,976 GATORS GET NEW COACH ALQAIDA ISSUES VIDEO THREATAl-Qaidas affiliate in the Arabian Peninsula has threatened to kill American photojournalist Luke Somers after the U.S. attempted to rescue him. Florida Gators hire Colorado States Jim McElwain as new coach, but he did not come cheaply.SPORTS PAGE 1 THE WIRE PAGE 5 SPORTS: Lotto 2 THE WIRE: Nation 2 | World 5 | Business 6-7 | State 8 | Weather 8 Twin bed topper $25In Todays Classifieds! AND WEEKLY HERALDCALL US AT 941-206-1000


Our Town Page 2 E/N/C The Sun /Friday, December 5, 2014 The SUN (USPS 743170) is published daily at Sun Coast Media Group, Inc., 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980-2100. Periodicals postage paid at Punta Gorda, FL. Postmaster: Please send address changes to the SUN, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, Florida 33980-2100. SUBSCRIPTIONS Home Delivery Rates: Newspaper designated market: City ZoneCarrier home delivered 7 days. Rates as follows plus 7% Florida Sales Tax: Monthly Bank/ Credit Card .........................$18.14 3 Months ............................$69.17 6 Months ..........................$124.47 1 Year ...............................$217.69Does not include Waterline and TV Times. Above rates do not include sales tax.Subscribers residing in outlying areas may incur additional delivery charge. 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Clinton Burton ............................941-681-3000 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of the Audit Bureau of Circulation FROM PAGE ONE CHARLOTTEMaster Gardener Plant & Garden Sale, Master Gardener Plant & Garden Sale on Sat., Dec.6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 25550 Harborview Rd., Port Charlotte. Plants-book-equip & more. For more info 941-764-4340. PG Garden Club Holly Days Home Tour, PG Garden Club Holly Days Home Tour, Christmas in Paradise. 11a.m.-4p.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. Light Up the Holidays!, Dec. 5 Celebrate the season, 4-6 p.m., Charlotte State Bank & Trust, 21463 Peachland Blvd. Free photos with Santa, free photo booth, treats, gift basket drawing, entertainment by local student performers. Lighting ceremony with Maj. Gen. Richard Carr and his wife, Capt. Jean Carr, USAF, Ret. 627-0038. Spaghetti Dinner, at 27000 Sunnybrook Rd., P.G. (Harbor Hights), 629-1593 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Complete dinner, spaghetti & meatballs, salad, garlic bread, drink & dessert $8.00. Great food.NORTH PORTAMVETS 312 Golf Outing Benefit, Almost sold out! Need one only golfer to fill last spot. Call Lee Herlan@716-725-4656. Fee is $65 that benefits our Veterans Relief Fund. Includes Golf Cart, drink tickets & dinner at the post. Lots of Prizes. Win a golf cart with a hole in one. North Port Amvets. Harbor Isles Christmas Craft Fair, Dec. 6, 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 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.ENGLEWOODChristmas Bazaar, Brook to Bay MHP will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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. Featured EventsPAID ADVERTISEMENTS The league represents nearly 400 local football players and cheerleaders. The league charges about $230 per player for the season, which begins in the fall. If a parent volunteers to work the concession stand, coach or raise funds, the league gives them back $30 at the end of the season. Registration money goes into the general fund and is used for upkeep of helmets, mats for cheerleaders, uniforms, required paper work, coaches training clinics and other league expenses. We have to have every helmet recertified, he said. We send them off to Riddell to be inspected for safety to protect the children. There are three open seats on the board. Norus says hes not wor ried about having them filled by the summer. He said the executive board seats are filled. My goal is to do everything humanly possible to get more children into the organization. Without them, no organization (can) compete in cheer or the football aspect, he said. Im also looking for better coaches. Im in contact with high school coaches. They are going to come down and help our coaches. Our players are their future players. We want to develop a solid feeder program into the high school. One of our coaches is an assistant coach at Lemon Bay High School. As far as the missing money and future policies, Norus said he wants to do more than background checks on board members and volunteers. He said the league doesnt look at past arrests, but should. Court records show Nolette has a prior arrest in 2007 for allegedly writing a bad check for $128.91. It was a misdemeanor. If somebody did something 10 years ago and they paid their debt and nes, they shouldnt be penalized today, he said. We will not allow anyone who has had child endangerment or molestation charges. They will not be allowed to step foot on our elds. Earlier this year, the league also discovered there could be much more than $2,500 missing from concession funds. Norus said the issue is still under investigation. Nolette could not be reached for comment Thursday.Email: eallen@sun-herald.comARRESTFROM PAGE 1tactical training center and villas for driving club members. Once operational, the company projects that up to 120 new jobs will be created the rst year of operation, and 320 to 360 total new jobs in the initial ve years or so. About 30 of these jobs will be for tactical ATV and rally car manufacturing. The nearly 500-acre property, on State Road 31 in DeSoto County, was the former Carlstrom Field where World War I and II pilots were trained to y. After the close of the war, the federal government sold the land to the state in 1946, and a mental hospital, G. Pierce Wood, was established there. The hospital was closed in 2002 but reopened later as the DeSoto Juvenile Justice Center. The facility closed in 2011 as a result of state budget cuts and has been vacant ever since. Efforts to utilize or sell the property have been unsuccessful, until now. Earlier this year, the state solicited bids to try to sell the facility for a minimum of $3.26 million, but not a single bid was submitted. In August, the state issued an Invitation to Offer, soliciting bids at a reduced minimum price of $2.93 million, and again no offers were received. In October, a third ITO went out with a reduced price of $2.49 million for the property, and out of more than 14,000 entities that received notice of the ITO, Power Auto was the only company to respond with an offer to buy the property for $2.5 million. Ivor Wigham, who signed the proposed sales contract for The Power Auto Corp., is associated with a rally car operation called The Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park (The FIRM), near Starke in north Florida. That facility offers rally and road racing driver training, security and military tactical driver training, a full-service outdoor event facility and more. An aerial view shows a large track on a 400acre property available for training, for rental by car clubs, and other activities. Autos, perfor mance street cars, SUVs, motorcycles, ATVs and other vehicles can use the facilities. For more information, visit www. Wigham said hes excited about the potential opportunities the sale presents. Well be adding 120 jobs to start, and bringing $40 million in investments, Wigham said. Another element to this is that besides our operation, part of the property will be set aside for additional businesses. I already have six companies on board who want to move onto the proper ty, so theyll be creating even more job growth for the county.TRACTFROM PAGE 1 WIGHAM FUNDRAISING EFFORTSThe Englewood Cats-Panther Cheer Team has 21 members made up of girls 10 to 13 years old. They will be competing in the Pop Warner National Competition at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando on Dec.10 and are hoping to bring a national trophy home to Englewood. The team is currently raising funds to attend the competition. For more information go to Authority board member. About 30 local ofcials and community groups addressed the annual meeting at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, featuring state Rep. Ken Roberson and state senators Nancy Detert, Lizbeth Benacquisto and Bill Galvano, who was not in attendance. At the public forum, legislators listened to funding requests in anticipation of next years legislative session. Patricia Land, president of the FSW Charlotte campus, said the aviation program dovetails perfectly with the colleges emphasis on expanding its STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum. Land asked legislators to help with the affordability of STEM programming, which creates a skilled workforce not only for Charlotte but for all of Southwest Florida. Punta Gorda Airport requested $3 million to improve the airport apron and taxiways to accommodate the avionics program, which, Seay said, would create about 50 new, high-paying jobs at the airport. Ian Vincent, a Charlotte County School Board member, also approached legislators for more money for the district, stating Florida ranks 48th in the country in per capita funding for education. Were expected to be competitive on a national and global level, but without the dollars I dont see how were going to do that, he said. Our capital budget now is not sustainable. Sen. Detert, a long-time education advocate, former school board member and slated to become vicechair of the education subcommittee next year, objected to the notion that Florida doesnt care about its students, noting the state funds education based on the number of students, not total population. If you guys could just stop the whining and complaining and get to real world stuff, I think you just hurt your system by throwing false numbers around and making people feel bad about the Florida public education system, Detert said. Besides education issues, water projects also took center stage. Many in leadership say, this is the year of water, declared Pat Lehman, executive director of the Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority. Charlotte County Commission Chairman Bill Truex thanked the delegation for receiving $500,000 this year for the East and West Spring Lake sewer project, then promptly asked for $2 million more next year. He also requested $28 million, or half the total cost of the next phase of Burnt Store Road improvements. Similarly, Punta Gorda Mayor Carolyn Freeland appreciated the $900,000 for the citys reverse osmosis water treatment plant, making a $3 million appeal for next year for the $32 million project. In concluding the fo rum, Sen. Detert offered a sobering message and a call for restraint from those in the audience. While she expects the Legislature to have about $300 million in extra funding available next year, the delegation already heard requests exceeding that number from Charlotte County alone.Email: groberts@sun-herald.comFUNDINGFROM PAGE 1 SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTSCharlottes legislative delegation includes Senator Nancy Detert, from left, Representative Ken Roberson and Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto. North Port Youth Basketball needs sponsorsNorth Port Youth Basketball Inc. is a local nonprot organization. NPYB was established to promote and provide a positive environment where recreational basketball skills are taught to children residing in the North Port area. The organization as a whole believes it is necessary to encourage positive sportsmanship, develop good playing skills and promote friendly competitive relationships among the participants, coaches and parents. If you are interested in being a NPYB sponsor, visit http:// asp for more information and to download a sponsorship form. For more information, email npyb@ memorial serviceElk Lodges across America have decreed the rst Sunday in December be set aside to honor the memory of their members who have passed during the year. This service is a public ceremony and the Rotonda Lodge 2710, 303 Rotonda Blvd. East, invites members and friends to attend this memorial event at 2 pm. Sunday.Concert Band presents Wonder of ChristmasThe North Port Concert Band and conductor Dennis Silkebakken will present their second concert of the season, The Wonder of Christmas, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the North Port Performing Arts Center, 6400 W. Price Blvd. The show will be an evening lled with the music of the holiday season, a mixture of sacred and secular musical selections including traditional favorites such as Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bells and Joy to the World. Band member and bassoonist Jim Hansen will perform Concert Piece by Burrill Phillips. Young Punta Gorda soprano Marcella Brown and popular Sarasota tenor David Downer return to the concert stage this year singing Ave Maria, O Holy Night and White Christmas. As a nale, Brown, Downer and the band will join together in a rendition of The Prayer. Cost is $12 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets for this concert and all concerts by the Concert Band are available online at You can also call the NPPAC box ofce at 941-426-8479 or toll-free, 866-406-7722, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.Harbour Heights Park restrooms to closeCharlotte County Community Services announced the closure of the restrooms Nov. 20 at Harbour Heights Park, 27420 Voyageur Drive, for the next two months during remodeling. Two portable toilets will be available for public use. All other park amenities still will be available to the public. For more information about local parks, visit www. Chess ClubA Chess Club for youth of all ages meets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the North Port Librarys Dragon Castle Theatre, 13800 S. Tamiami Trail. Beginners and advanced players are welcome. Instruction available. For more information, call 941-861-1307. | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS


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Our Town Page 4 E/N/C The Sun /Friday, December 5, 2014 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS PUNTA GORDA One night, a woman brushed an eyelash off Julie Woiks cheek and onto her nger. Instead of making a wish, Woik came up with a poem for her friend who was going through a difcult time. Woik said her friend had suffered a miscarriage, and she wrote the poem to show her that even if she didnt have kids, she would still be of value in the world. She wanted to frame the poem and add an illustration of a fairy blowing the eyelash with fairy dust for good luck. This moment led to the creation of Lilly the Lash, a character in her childrens book series, which has character-building lessons to show children they have value regardless of differences. Woik, who has lived in Sarasota for several years, and has prior experience in the psychiatry eld and business world, said until then she never really thought about being an author, but it has since become her passion. She has presented her books across the country, and recently stopped in Punta Gorda with an invitation from Friends of the Punta Gorda Library to present to local schools. On Thursday morning, she discussed The Garden Gathering, book, which has a lesson on self-worth, with Deep Creek Elementary School students in kindergarten and second grade. The animated presentation had slides of pages of the book projected on a screen in the cafeteria. She talked about how her characters, Sunny a sunower and Arnie the Spider, felt insecure for being too big and too small, but Lilly the Lash helped them to discover self-worth. After her presentation, she was able to engage the audience with hundreds of kindergartners raising their hands enthusiastically when she asked them about how theyre different from each other, and what gives them a sense of self-worth. The children said things like gender, color, and per sonalities for differences, and mentioned chores as something that gives them self-worth. The Garden Gathering is the rst in a series of 15 books on The Life and Times of Lilly the Lash, with four written so far. Values in other three are sharing, honesty and respect. Woik said she has gotten great feedback from people about sharing these values. Weve gotten away from respect and responsibility, she said. Everyone wants to go back to the basics. President Katie Mazzi of Friends of the Punta Gorda Library said although they have a lot of activities for children in the library, a lot of parents dont stop by the library, so they wanted to bring an author to schools to share the love of the book, the love of libraries. Local school administrators said that having a real author read to their kids is important. They get a personal connection because they know the person who wrote those books, so its kind of like a re under them where they have a connection, and they want to read those books, said James Vernon, assistant principal of Deep Creek Elementary School. After Woik presented at Deep Creek, she went to Good Shepherd Day School that afternoon. She stopped at Sallie Jones Elementary School and Charlotte Academy the day before she went to Deep Creek. And she is scheduled to make a nal presentation at East Elementary School on Dec. 17. Each of these schools will receive the four books donated to their libraries with the help of a contribution from the Punta Gorda Rotary Charity and Education Foundation. Rhonda Gosser, assistant principal of East Elementary School, is looking forward to Woiks arrival. I think that it directly contributes to the literature program we have in place here at the school to encourage reading and writing as something they do for life, she said. Email: sbrokaw@sun-herald.comChildrens book author spreads love of reading By SOMMER BROKAWSTAFF WRITER SUN PHOTOS BY SOMMER BROKAWChildrens book author Julie Woik presents The Garden Gath ering, book one of four in a series, to the second-grade class at Deep Creek Elementary School. Kindergarten students in Glenda Diekmans class also stayed after the presentation to take a photo with the author. Julie Woik presented her childrens book series to kindergarten and second-grade students at Deep Creek Elementary School on Thursday morning. Shannon Tippies second-grade class gets a photo with the author. 487914 C he ck o ut L et s G o! o n We dn es da y f or m or e gr ea t di ning l oc at io ns rf rfntbf rfn tbb rf ntbntWeGladlyWelcomeLuncheons, Parties&BusinessMeetings Ristorante 488331 488415 DAILYSPECIALS$6.99UP459939 GreatFood!GoodFriends!RealFun! OUTSIDELIVEMUSIC THURSDAYNIGHT6-9PM FRIDAY KARAOKE Cometry yourVocalsTheNew FaullInn2670PlacidaRd. 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The Sun /Friday, December 5, 2014 E/N/C Our Town Page 5 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS CHARLOTTE Donald Thomas AckermannDonald Thomas Don Ackermann of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2014. He was born June 8, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Don was raised in Valley Stream, N.Y., where he married his high school sweetheart Mary Repp in 1951. Together, they raised three children and moved to Pompano Beach, Fla., in 1969. They relocated to Port Charlotte in 1986. He was a Korean War veteran and a retiree of Pepsi-Cola. In addition to his work, Don was an avid sherman and craftsman. Throughout his life, he was never far from the water or his workshop. Don was a member of St. Charles Borromeo church. He will be missed by all but never forgotten. He is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Jim; daughters, Barbara Shepard and Donna Romanelli; sister, Audrey; and grandchildren, Adam and Elise Ackermann and Grace Shepard. Don was preceded in death by his younger brother, Bruce. A memorial Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at St. Charles Borromeo, 2500 Easy St., Port Charlotte.Kenneth J. BentoskiKenneth J. Ken Bentoski, 67, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Ken worked for 30 years for GM as a general foreman in Flint, Mich. All who knew Ken would agree he was a man of integrity. He made everyone feel good about themselves. He was also an avid golfer and member of Deep Creek Golf Club. The golf club truly made his retirement enjoyable. Ken had a wonderful retirement of 19 years, playing golf with his close friends at Deep Creek Golf Club. Ken is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Karen; daughters, Cathy and Kendall; son, Corey; sister, Sharon; brothers, David and Randy; and granddaughters, Samantha, Ally, Jackie, Elizabeth and Emily. He was preceded in death by his son, Joey. At his request Ken did not want a funeral but rather have a celebration of his life for family and friends which will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home in Port 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.; stepdaughter, 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.ENGLEWOODNo deaths were reported in Englewood Thursday.NORTH PORTNo deaths were reported in North Port Thursday.DESOTO Daniel C. Junior StricklandDaniel C. Junior Strickland Jr., 72, of Arcadia, Fla. died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Junior was born in Ozark, Ala., Jan. 16, 1942, to Dorothy Dot (nee Trammell) and Daniel Clifton Strickland, Sr. Junior worked as a laborer in the citrus industry all of his life and was employed by Latt Maxcy out of Frostproof, Fla., most of those years. Fifty-one years ago, he irted with a young, beautiful nurses aide named Theda Westberry. Theda nally accepted his invitation for a date, and a love story began to write itself. Junior enjoyed hunting and shing, was an avid reader of Western novels and loved attending Hardee Wildcats football games and watching the Florida Gators. He loved talking and sharing stories. Junior never met a stranger. He was a kind soul and kindred spirit. Junior loved his family and spending time with them all. He was a member of Union Baptist Church in Lily, Fla. He is survived by his cherished wife of 51 years, Theda Strickland; son, Trey Strickland; brothers; J.L. (Mary) Strickland, Mickey (Lisa) Strickland, Jimmy Strickland; sisters, Joanna (Mack) Carver, Diane (Cobb) Hunter and Sharon Kelly; and numer ous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Lynn McCormick. A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia Chapel. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. The burial will be private. Online condolences may be made at www. For more Words of Comfort, go to | OBITUARIES NORTH PORT Sarasota Countys Environmentally Sensitive Lands Oversight Committee universally approved a master plan for Walton Ranch, a 3,760-acre property that sits in the citys far northeast corner, just off Toledo Blade Boulevard. The decision was essentially a recommendation to pass the master plan along to county commissioners, who will vote to approve its adoption in January of next year. Although the master plan calls for primitive camping sites, equestrian and interpretative centers, restroom facilities, trails and equestrian camping, the rst phase will focus on getting the park open and ready for use by creating trailhead parking and upgrading ranch roads and trails, according to county staff. If county commissioners approve the master plan concept next year, then the ranch will next go through a naming, design and construction process, and should be open for use as early as May 2015. The second phase is expected to be completed by spring 2016, according to county staff. Cost projections are still being determined. County commissioners decided over the summer to keep Walton Ranch, after considering whether to surplus certain portions and sell them. Commissioner Christine Robinson voted to keep the ranch intact, but wanted a plan put in place to allow the public to have access instead of the leaving the land unused, except for cattle grazing. She was happy with what she saw Thursday during a public input meeting at the Morgan Family Community Center in North Port. Im excited, Robinson said. We need to open up these lands that surround North Port and allow access. This is the rst step to make that happen. North Port resident Luis Mendoza, who sits on the homeowners association for Lakeside Plantation, was impressed with what he saw during the Thursday presentation, and thinks North Port is shaping up to be an attraction for outdoor enthusiasts. A self-professed city boy, Mendoza said hell nonetheless utilize Walton Ranch when it opens, and looked forward to taking visiting relatives out to enjoy the wild. I think they have done a great job so far and as soon as its ready to go, I intend to use it, Mendoza said. Far down the road, county staff discussed the possibility of a recreational trail connecting the Myakka and Peace rivers, as all the easements needed to do so are already owned by Sarasota County, although they have no ownership stake in properties across the DeSoto County line. For now, though, Walton Ranch appears on track to be in front of county commissioners next year. Email: dwinchester@sun-herald.comWalton Ranch master plan headed to county commissionersBy DREW WINCHESTERSTAFF WRITER SUN PHOTO BY DREW WINCHESTERA look at the master concept plan for Walton Ranch, located o Toledo Blade Boulevard. MURDOCK The Stump Pass channel is on the move, and the markers for the channel need to be moved. Weather allowed Charlotte Countys Coastal Engineering Consultants to conduct a bathymetric study of the pass Wednesday, Coastal vice president Michal Poff reported to the countys Beaches and Shores Advisory Committee Thursday. Basically, as has been reported, the channel that is marked currently has shoaled in which is the historical pattern of Stump Pass, Poff said. The data hadnt been analyzed completely Thursday but should be ready by early next week at the latest, Poff said. County staff will review the results and prepare to move the buoys marking the channel. He described how the channel has swung south along the shore with the Palm Island Resort. Heading out of Lemon Bay, toward the mouth of the Stump Pass into the Gulf, the channel jags to the right and then to the left. Local knowledge is very important out there, especially with winter and spring tides, super low tides and swift currents, Poff said. We want people to be smart out there. Ken Stead president elect of the Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce and Cape Haze Marina general manager said the reports hes received are that the channel is no more than 2 feet deep at low tides. The county has designed its maintenance of Stump Pass to a minimum depth of 3 feet. Poff said 90 or more percent of the boats using the pass have 3-foot drafts. Poff could not answer Steads comments until Coastal Engineering completes its analysis of the data. We will soon know, he told Stead. Committee member Katherine Ariens voiced her concerns for two pilings in the pass that could mislead visiting boaters and leave them stranded on a sandy shoal. The pilings were installed to help identify the channel four to ve years ago by a county dredging contractor, but they have since proved useless. The county employs a local contractor to realign the buoys that mark the channel. However, Poff said that contractor does not have the equipment to remove those pilings. Its a whole different level of equipment, he suggested. It doesnt make sense to have an annual contract with a vendor who has that equipment to move those pilings every two or ve years. It could be expensive, too. County Natural Resources program manager Lynette Auger suggested it might cost as much as $13,000 to remove the pilings. Commissioner Bill Truex attended the meeting and told the committee he will take up that discussion with staff.Email: reilly@sun-herald.comStump Pass channel on the moveBy STEVE REILLYSTAFF WRITER SUN FILE PHOTOA boater trolls through Stump Pass in Englewood. Charlotte County ocials say the current channel through the pass has shoaled in and the buoy markers need to be moved.Y offers adult soccerA six-game YMCA adult soccer season begins Dec. 3 at North Charlotte Regional Park, 1185 ODonnell Blvd., Port Charlotte. The cost is $30 per player. Games currently are scheduled for Dec. 7, 10, 14, 17 and 21. Players must have turned 13 on or before Nov. 15 of this year. This is a co-ed recreational soccer league for players ages 13 and older, with all skill levels welcome. Games will be eight vs. eight on a U-12 eld, and refereed per FIFA rules. Register online at www. CharlotteCountyYMCA. com; or at the Franz Ross Park YMCA, 19333 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-629-9622.Doctors collecting food for the needyDoctors Choice Home Care will be collecting nonperishable food items through Dec. 22 for Englewood residents who are in need this holiday season. Collection sites are Doctors Choice Home Care, 4044 N. Access Road; Englewood Health and Rehab, 1111 Drury Lane; Drs. Sharma, Basetti & Logans office,1885 Englewood Road; Drs. Pfahler & Pressmans Office, 601 Medical Drive. For more information, call Sue McNamara at 941-270-2505.Trivia night at Rotonda West Womans Club The GFWC Rotonda West Womans Club invites you to a trivia night fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 17 at the Rotonda Elks, 303 Rotonda Blvd. E., Rotonda. Jim Wasowski will be trivia master for the evening. Cash prize will be awarded to the winning team. There will be a choice of hamburger or cheeseburger with fries or tuna and egg salad plate. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit Charlotte County C.A.R.E. and Canine Companions for Independence. The donation for a ticket is $20. There will be no tickets sold at the door. For information and tickets, call 941-697-5303 or 941-460-4184. | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS


Our Town Page 6 E/N/C The Sun /Friday, December 5, 2014 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Southwest Florida residents can expect typical weather early this weekend with partly sunny skies and a slight chance of rain in the afternoon, but a weak cold front should arrive Sunday. According to Tyler Fleming, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, the forecast for Friday through Saturday is partly cloudy skies with highs in the low 80s with lows around 60 each night. There is about a 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon on each of these days. A cold front coming from the Northwest should hit the area on Sunday, making temperatures a little bit cooler with highs in the upper 70s, and lows still in the low 60s. However, since its a weak front, there will not be much rain associated with it, and Sunday is actually expected to be a bit sunnier than Saturday even though the temperature will be lower. Fleming said that by the middle of next week, temperatures should dip a little bit cooler at night with lows in the low 50s, which is a couple degrees below normal. For the most part, its a pretty boring weather pattern that were in right now, he said.Weak cold front should hit area by SundaySTAFF REPORTIts that time again!Hey there, all you masters of merriment! You know who you are thousands of lights, scores of inatables, armies of animatronics, maybe even a real partridge in a pear tree every inch of your home and lawn heralding the holidays. We, and your neighbors who read the Sun want to know how to nd your dazzling displays. Email a location (street address and town/area), along with a brief description of your featured attractions (i.e. number of lights/ inatables, what seasonal tunes youve synced up to the light show, or even when the guy in the red suit might be dropping by), to Marion Putman, assistant Charlotte editor, at mputman@sun-herald. com, or call 941-206-1183. If youre feeling particularly adventurous, you can even email a photo of your display, and well try to get it in the paper. While youre at it, copy that email about the spifest of spectaculars over to Sun Senior Writer and Columnist Christy Feinberg at cfeinberg@ She will be checking out homes over the next few weeks for an upcoming feature.VFW scholarshipsThe Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars offer continuing education scholarships. These are awarded to a spouse, daughter or son of any member of the VFW Aux who has been a member for at least one year. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Applications may be picked up at the VFW Post 10178, 550 N. McCall Road, Englewood. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15. | COMMUNITY | NEWS BRIEFS


The Sun /Friday, December 5, 2014 E/N/C Our Town Page 7 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Look for a third crossword in the Sun Classified section. DEEP CREEK About 20 minutes after being kicked out of Applebees for being drunk and arguing with employees Wednesday night, a 34-year-old man was arrested for attacking a neighbor he accused of kidnapping his children, according to the Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce. A deputy was called to the restaurant around 9 p.m. and cited Brett Matthew Baldwin for trespassing who then had someone drive him to his home on Punta Cabello Court. Shortly thereafter, Baldwin ran about a quarter-mile through his neighborhood to a home where his girlfriend had dropped off two kids because she thought Baldwin was too intoxicated to be around them, authorities said. Baldwin allegedly ripped off his shirt, rushed the man helping watch the children, and threatened to kill him. The victims wife grabbed a shotgun and stood nearby, and the two men were separated by Baldwins girlfriend, the report shows. When the same deputy who had just trespassed Baldwin arrived, the suspect was yelling and claimed his kids had been kidnapped. Baldwin was arrested on charges of disorderly intoxication and assault. He was being held Thursday in the Charlotte County Jail on $3,000 bond.Homeless man charged with aggravated batteryVENICE A homeless man was charged with aggravated battery Tuesday for reportedly attacking another homeless man at a bus stop, according to the Venice Police Department. Johnathon A. McKinney, 40, allegedly attacked the 52-year-old victim in the 300 block of E. Venice Ave. around 1 p.m., without warning, by picking him up and slamming him on the ground, a report states. McKinney also reportedly held the victim in a rear chokehold before body-slamming him. The victim momentar ily lost consciousness, according to the report, and experienced pain in his spine and hip. The victim was transported to Venice Bayfront Regional Health, where it was discovered he suffered minor external injuries, but internal bleeding to his head. Witnesses told police that Heavy Chevy had injured the victim, refer ring to McKinney, who was later discovered in an alley in the 500 block of Venice Ave., where he was taken into custody. McKinney remains at the Sarasota County Jail on $20,000 bond. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Todd Gregory Anderson II, 33, 12400 block of Chamberlain Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charges: two counts of violation of probation (original charges: three counts each of grand theft and giving false information to a secondhand dealer, and one count of driving with a suspended license for the third time). Bond: none. Daryl Wayne Burdick III, 32, of North Las Vegas, Nev. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $7,500. Shannon Barsell Campbell, 42, homeless in Port Charlotte. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $2,500. Dylan Thomas Depalma, 21, 20400 block of Laverne Ave., Port Charlotte. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $5,000. James Harold Evans, 56, 22200 block of New York Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: petty theft. He reached a plea deal during first appearance, but the terms were unavailable Thursday. Ethan Holida Foots, 35, 25000 block of Sandhill Blvd., Deep Creek. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: $620. Brenda Michele Gates, 38, 19300 block of Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charges: two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: none. Nancy Nell Kelly, 70, of Richlands, N.C. Charge: DUI. Bond: $2,500. Jonathan Bradley Lucas, 29, of St. Petersburg, Fla. Charge: trespassing. He was released on his own recognizance. Frederick Toussaint Mitchell, 28, of Cypress Grove, Punta Gorda. Charges: petty theft and resisting a retail merchant. Bond: none. Christy Michelle Ray, 40, of Palmetto. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: driving with a suspended license for the third time). Bond: none. Shawn Anthony Samuda, 39, of Miami. Charges: carrying a concealed firearm, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $13,000. Constance Miranda Walls, 43, 21500 block of Kenyon Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: $920. Steven Joseph Wodarski, 43, 5400 block of Colfax Terrace, Port Charlotte. Charges: violation of probation (orig inal charges: trespassing, grand theft, petty theft, giving false information on pawned items and giving false information to a secondhand dealer). Bond: none. Caryl Ann Zavala, 58, 2900 block of Bailey Ave., Punta Gorda. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Bond: $5,000. Cody Frank Matson-Peroutka, 27, 25200 block of Padre Lane, Punta Gorda. Charges: battery and felony battery. Bond: $30,000. Kathleen Ann Corcoran, 42, 11100 block of Magdalena Ave., Englewood. Charges: criminal mischief and battery. Bond: $3,500. The Punta Gorda Police Department reported the following arrest: Robert Eaken Mitchell, 46, 22300 block of Seyburn Terrace, Port Charlotte. Charges: leaving the scene of a crash and an off-bond recommit. Bond: none. The Florida Highway Patrol reported the following arrest: Matthew Jacob Elston, 23, 24500 block of Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor. Charges: driving with a suspended license, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $4,500. The North Port Police Department reported the following arrest: Mark Dickinson, 32, 1100 block of Bayshore Drive, Englewood. Charge: DUI. Bond: $500. The Sarasota County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Rick Boisclair, 32, 3600 block of Secor Road, Venice. Charge: Lee County warrant for driving with a suspended license-second offense. Bond: $3,500. Steven Kick, 23, 1800 block of Neptune Drive, Englewood. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Jerry Marshall, 31, Englewood. Charges: possession of narcotic equip ment and possession of a controlled substance. Bond: $2,000. Shawn Mullins, 46, 500 block of W. Harvard St., Englewood. Charges: two Charlotte County warrants for possession of a controlled substance and selling opium. Bond: none. Mary Dulin, 41, 1000 block of Capri Isles Blvd., Venice. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: petty theft-second conviction). Bond: none. Compiled by Adam Kreger and Drew WinchesterReport: Drunken man threatens to kill neighbor | 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. A Nokomis man was sentenced this week to three years and ve months in prison by a federal judge for his role in a 2012 scheme to commit wire fraud involving his Venice-based investment rm. Stephen J. Cormier, 42, formally of the 800 block of Shakett Creek Drive, pleaded guilty in the U.S. Court Middle District of Florida last year after a federal investigation, along with help from the Sarasota County Sheriffs Ofce, revealed that Cormiers rm, A Clear Title and Escrow Exchange, had mishandled approximately $4.7 million in funds for his clients. According to a report, Cormier wrote title insurance policies and held clients monies in escrow accounts for real estate and business transactions, then received funds from various individuals as proceeds of fraudulent activity. Numerous investments had been made by the investor-victims related to synthetic, or fraudulent, nancial transactions, the report shows. The transactions promised high rates of return in a short amount of time and the transactions were later publicly labeled as fraudulent by the Securities and Exchange Commission and other nancial authorities. Cormier also disbursed those funds at the request and direction of other co-conspirators, all while making false representations to the victims as to the status and amount of their deposited funds. Senior U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew sentenced Cormier this week in Tampa, and also ordered Cormier to repay the $4.7 million he earned through his company, the report shows. Email: dwinchester@sun-herald.comArea businessman sentenced to federal prison for fraudBy DREW WINCHESTERSTAFF WRITER CORMIER


Our Town Page 8 E/N/C The Sun /Friday, December 5, 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 IEWPOINTSWAT needed in Murdok Stray thoughts, random impressions Wishing stores a merry cashmas Bike path needed on HarborviewEditor: Well, well, well. In the Sun on Nov. 30, we were told of the purchase of a 21-ton, mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle, nearly 150 M-16 assault ries, some helicopters and a remote control robot. Starting to resemble an army? I can see the need. The SWAT commandeer said he can only recall one time in his 15 years when the team was actually shot at. Maybe they think if the people riot over Murdock Village, approximately 1,200 acres, 10 years and a $120 million debt costing us residents approximately $4,000 a day; $4,000 a day! I can see why they may think they need a pseudo army to protect them from us. I got this off the Internet as an alternative thought: Murdock Village Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Committee meeting: Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at 5 p.m. Details: Kathy Knee Location: Sun Trust Bank Building, 18501 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, Suite 302. When you think about the above, maybe we need the equipment to protect us from what the politicians do with our money.John Vacha Port CharlotteEditor: Odds and ends, bits and pieces swirling around. Boxers who weigh over 200 pounds are considered heavy weights by the major professional boxing organizations. Michael Brown Jr. was 6-foot, 4-inches tall and weighed 292 pounds. Darren Dean Wilson is 28 years old and 6-foot, 4-inches tall and weighs about 210 pounds. Ofcer Wilson testied that Michael Brown had a hand full of cigarillos in his right hand. Ofcer Wilson had a Sig Sauer, aP229, 40-caliber weapon that held 13 shots. Floridas Duval County GOP Secretary Kim Crenier: A suggestion for Ferguson: re hoses. Knock those thugs over. President Race-Baiter is talking. His lips are moving. This means he is lying. He is obviously not Editor: Let me recall why I am Editor: In regards to a bike path and sidewalk on Edgewater Drive, which are necessary more so than widening and new bridges. A bike path and sidewalk are also needed on Harborview Road around the curve from Lebeth Street to where the sidewalk ends, across from Rolls Landing. It is impossible to stay three feet from a bike going around that curve with a car or truck coming the opposite direction without hitting the oncoming vehicle. This is a main two-lane road going to Interstate 75. Also if the I-75 bridge south is closed for an accident, this is the detour route. A bike cannot move over because of the conditions on the sides of the pavement there. Commissioners take note and Holiday events should instill spirit of seasonWe hear it every year. Florida is so warm, its difcult to get in the holiday spirit. It just doesnt seem like Christmas. Well, there are plenty of oppor tunities the next three weeks to get in the holiday spirit thanks to a plethora of parades, concerts and special events that should put you in the mood. They include: In Punta Gorda Today and Saturday, Punta Gorda Garden Clubs 21st Annual Holly Days Home Tours Christmas in Paradise, 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Tickets $15. Call 941-575-4653 or visit www. Today, Rudolph Chase 5K in Laishley Park. Proceeds benet Back Pack Kidz and Senior Friendship Centers of Charlotte County. For registration and additional information contact 941-426-1973. Saturday, 36th Annual Charlotte County Chamber Christmas Parade. The parade steps off at noon at Charlotte High School and continues down Taylor Street to disband downtown. Dec. 14, PGCC 25th Annual Lighted Boat Parade, Charlotte Harbor. Dec. 19, AMIKids Crossroads 3rd Friday Drive-In, featuring ELF, for show times and additional information visit www. Dec. 20, TubaChristmas Holiday Concert, Fishermens Village 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 4th Night of Chanukah, Lighting of the Menorah, 7 p.m. at Fishermens Village. For additional information contact 941-833-3381 or www.chabadofcharlottecounty. com. Dec. 20, Punta Gorda Boat Parade Rim Canal. For additional information contact 941-769-0002 or 941-625-2295. In North Port The annual Poinsettia Festival is planned for 6 p.m. today on the front lawn of North Port City Hall. s Christmas celebration, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the North Port Library. Features music, crafts, fashion and personalities of 19th century Florida. The annual Poinsettia Parade is scheduled for 5 p.m. Dec. 13 along North Port Boulevard. The North Port Concert Band will present its second concert of the season, The Wonder of Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the North Port Performing Arts Center, 6400 W. Price Blvd. Tickets are available online at You may also purchase tickets at the box ofce at the NPAC or by calling 941426-8479. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $5 for students. The North Port Chorale will present Silver and Gold: A Holiday Fantasy at 7 p.m. Dec. 13, at the North Port Performing Arts Center. For more information, call 941-961-9557. The North Port Symphony will hold its Home For The Holidays show at 3 p.m. Dec. 14 at the North Port Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 students and $12 adults. In Englewood The Rotonda West Christmas Parade, is Saturday at 2 p.m. A Christmas dinner and dance to benet Toys for Tots, at 5 p.m. Saturday at the VFW. Santa will visit the Head Start Programs of Myakka River and Vineland Elementary schools the morning of Dec. 12. The Englewood Community Christmas Parade is Dec. 13 on Dearborn Street, starting at 6 p.m. following the Walk on Dearborn, which starts at 5 p.m. In Arcadia The DeSoto County Christmas Parade kicks off Saturday along Oak Street and Orange Avenue at 6 p.m. There will be a concert by Lotela Gold today at the Turner Ag Center starting at 7 p.m. and music all day Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. with California Toe Jam kicking it off. A traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall will be on display all weekend. The Annual Holiday Tour of Homes is 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 13. Purchase tickets for $12 each at Mary Margarets Tea and Biscuit or the day of the event a tour of several Victorian homes, historic buildings and churches decorated in holiday nery. shopping and spending money I cannot afford. Oh wait, it must be to improve the national economy, or the stores prot margin, or for the million-dollar bonus for all the CEOs. It is hard to remember with no decoration in the parking lots anymore. There are no lights, no wreaths, no garland or banners saying Peace on Earth. Nothing. There are a few dreary signs inside saying Jolly, Merry Merry, Jingle Time or Hope. Hope for what? Spending our money or celebrating the birth of our Lord? When you merchants start remembering why there was joy in shopping for gifts for people we love, we will return to your stores and start spending. If I want a cold, impersonal shopping experience, I will shop online or with catalogs. May I wish you stores a merry little cashmas.Terry Halle North Porttry to do it sometime. Then do something about it.Amelia Danforth Port Charlottehappy with the verdict. Too bad so sad. Our race-baiting, America-hating president will speak at 10. Changing the channel now. Justice Antonin Scalia, in the 1992 Supreme Court case of United States v. Williams, explained what the role of a grand jury has been for hundreds of years. It is the grand jurys function not to inquire upon what foundation (the charge may be) denied, or otherwise to try the suspects defenses, but only to examine upon what foundation (the charge) is made by the prosecutor. As a consequence, neither in this country nor in England has the suspect under investigation by the grand jury ever been thought to have a right to testify or to have exculpatory evidence presented.Sunny Ingersoll Port CharlotteWhenever the deep thinkers of the Republican establishment glance at their bulging clown car of presidential hopefuls with out-there Dr. Ben Carson, exorcist Bobby Jindal, loudmouth Chris Christie and bankruptcy expert Donald Trump jammed against Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, to name a few they inevitably start chattering about Jeb Bush. Never mind that his father was a one-term wonder of no great distinction or that his brother is already a serious contender, in the eyes of historians, for worst president of the past 100 years. And never mind that on the issues most controversial among party activists immigration and Common Core educational standards he is an accursed moderate. Lacking any especially attractive alternative, powerful Republicans are pushing Bush to run in 2016. And he seems to be on the cusp of a decision. Besides, more than a few Democrats agree that Bush, however damaged his family brand, would be the most formidable candidate available to the GOP. They, too, whisper about him as the only one who could beat Hillary Clinton. Perhaps he could, although nearly all the polling data so far suggest Clinton would trounce Bush. But it is far too early to tell in part because Bush, a politician who has been around for more than 20 years, is so little-known to the American public. Most voters are ignorant about Bushs record in Florida, where he was an exceptionally right-wing governor. They either dont know or dont remember, for example, how he signed a statute enabling him to intervene in the case of Terri Schiavo, a woman in a per sistent vegetative state, despite her husbands wishes. Floridas highest court later voided that law as unconstitutional and the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court likewise rejected an appeal. If Bush runs, extremism and corruption in the Sunshine State during his tenure will provide ample fodder for investigative reporters and primary opponents, as will many episodes in his long business career. Five months after he left the governors mansion in 2007, he joined Lehman Brothers as a consultant. No doubt he was well-compensated, as reporters may learn if and when he releases his tax returns someday. The following year, Lehman infamously went bust and left the state of Florida holding about $1 billion worth of bad mortgage investments. (A Bush spokeswoman said, His role as a consultant to Lehman Brothers was in no way related to any Florida investments.) There are many equally fascinating chapters in the Jeb dossier, rooted in his declar ation three decades ago that he intended to become very wealthy as a developer and, yes, a consultant. His partners back then included a certain Miguel Recarey, whose International Medical Centers allegedly perpetrated one of his torys biggest Medicare frauds. (Connection to Medicare fraud seems to be a prerequisite to becoming governor of Florida, at least among Republicans; see Rick Scott and the Columbia/ HCA Healthcare scam.) Indicted by the feds, Recarey ed the country but not before Jeb placed a call on his behalf to his presidential dads health and human services secretary, Margaret Heckler. For serving as the unky of a crook, he received a generous tip of $75,000 from Recarey, a mob associate. He performed a similar service, with more success, on behalf of the Cuban militant Orlando Bosch, for whom he sought a presidential pardon from his father. The boastful murderer of dozens of innocent people and a prosecution target of the U.S. Justice Department Bosch deserved a pardon about as much as the worst jihadi in Gitmo. But his sponsors were the same CubanAmericans in Miami who had fostered Jebs real estate business there, so he ignored the Republican attorney generals denunciation of Bosch as an unreformed terrorist. If Jeb runs for president, it will be fascinating to see whether the mainstream press, which vetted his brother George W. so inadequately during the 2000 presidential race, performs any better this time. But one way or another, American voters are going to learn much more about front-runner Jeb than they know or remember today. To nd out more about Joe Conason and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at voters dont know (yet) about Jeb Bush Joe Conason


The Sun /Friday, December 5, 2014 E/N/C Our Town Page 9 VIEWPOINTPeggy Youngs Supreme Court case sounds like a throwback to the Mad Men era, when employ ers werent expected or required to welcome women in general and pregnant women in particular. Unfortunately, Youngs situation reects the reality, especially for lower-wage workers, that many companies continue to balk at reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees. Unfortunately, too, the policy argument here is clearer than the somewhat ambiguous law on which Young relies. If she loses at the high court, which hears her case Wednesday, Congress should step in to provide the necessary protections, as it did with Lily Ledbetters employment discrimination case in 2009. Young was a part-time driver for United Parcel Service in 2006 when, after in vitro fertilization, she became pregnant. Her doctor advised that she should not lift packages weighing more than 20 pounds during the rst half of her pregnancy, and not more than 10 pounds afterward. As a practical matter, this did not pose a problem: Youngs route mostly involved letters and small packages. If she needed help, a driver who shared that route offered to take the heavy parcels. But UPS not only refused to allow that it denied Youngs request for transfer to temporary light duty, an accommodation routinely given to employees injured on the job, workers with disabilities, or those who are medically unqualied to drive and therefore lose their commercial license. Proof that UPS could have provided similar exibility for Young? After the Supreme Court agreed to hear her case, UPS announced that it was voluntarily changing its disability accommodations policy to cover pregnant women and make them eligible for light duty. Not in time for Young, who had to take an unpaid leave of absence and lost her medical insurance. Her lawsuit claims that UPS violated the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which provides that pregnant workers shall be treated the same for all employment-related purposes as other persons not so affected but similar in their ability or inability to work. Youngs lawyers backed by the U.S. Department of Justice argue that this should be the end of the case. UPS accommodates three groups of employees similar in their ability or inability to work, they contend, so the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires that such protections be extended to Young. The PDAs import is plain, Youngs lawyers told the justices. When two sets of employees experience similar restrictions on their ability to work one because of pregnancy and the other because of some other condition the employer must not give any lesser accommodation to the pregnant workers than it gives to the non-pregnant workers. Not so fast, said UPS. The company noted that it does not accommodate employees injured off the job, the category most analogous to pregnant women, and that the point of the pregnancy discrimination law was to ensure that pregnant women are treated equally, not better, than fellow employees. Because UPS treated [Young] the same as it did other employees with similar lifting restrictions resulting from an off-thejob injury or condition, UPS did not discriminate against [Young] on account of her pregnancy, UPS told the justices. While requiring accommodation might make for good policy, it is not required by the PDA. Young lost her case in the lower courts, and federal appeals courts have sided with UPS interpretation. Uncomfortably for the Justice Department, it has defended the U.S. Postal Services similar policy against pregnancy discrimination claims. Although the post ofce continues to treat pregnant employees differently from those with on-the-job injuries, That is no longer the position of the United States, the department told the court. I would interpret the law in light of its purpose, to eradicate discrimination based on pregnancy. Notably, the case has forged an unusual alliance between womens groups and right-to-life groups, who worry about women facing economic pressure to terminate pregnancies. Indeed, with growing numbers of women serving as major breadwinners, the imperative for fair treatment is even greater. Half of all U.S. workers are women; 75 percent will become pregnant during their working lives. Women in white-collar jobs may not need to worry: When my complicated pregnancies required months of bed rest, I didnt miss a paycheck. Those in blue-collar jobs may need legal protection to secure fair treatment. The case law is replete with jaw-dropping examples for instance, a tting-room monitor refused permission to carry a water bottle despite medical advice to stay hydrated. If accommodating her, and accommodating Peggy Young, isnt the law, it ought to be. Ruth Marcus is a columnist for The Washington Post. Readers may reach her at marcusr@washpost. com.A needed accommodation Ruth Marcus In 2010, Plymouth, Conn., was awarded $430,000 for widening sidewalks and related matters near two schools. This money was a portion of the $612 million Congress authorized for ve years of the federal Safe Routes to School program intended to ght childhood obesity by encouraging children to burn calories by walk ing or biking to school. Really. Fortunately, Plymouth is near Sharon, Conn., home of the Buckley family, whose members, when their gimlet eyes notice nonsense, become elegantly polemical. So, Congress Safe Routes silliness inadvertently did something excellent. It helped to provoke James Buckley to write a slender book that, if heeded, would substantially improve American governance. Buckleys late brother Bill, when asked how he found topics for three columns a week, said the world irritated him at least that often. James, 91, who has now been constructively annoyed by Congress, was a U.S. senator (1971-77), then an undersecretary of state, then a judge on the nations second-most important court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Now, with his Saving Congress from Itself: Emancipating the States and Empowering Their People, he continues the family tradition of standing athwart destructive tendencies shouting Stop! Buckley proposes ending federal grants to state and local governments, a category of spending that has ballooned from $24.1 billion in 1970 to an estimated $640.8 billion in scal 2015. Devising such spending, Buckley says, absorbs much of Congress time, diverting it from core national responsibilities and toward concerns that are properly he says constitutionally the concerns of the states. Courts, however, have construed the general welfare language of the Constitutions Spending Clause (taxes may be raised to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare) as permitting Congress to spend on anything, including to induce (the Supreme Courts word) states to accept federal preferences about state responsibilities. In 1987, the Supreme Court said it is question[able] whether general welfare is a judicially enforceable restriction at all. So congressional spending is limited only by Congress self-restraint, or that of state and local governments that are free to reject the spending and the administrative costs that come with it, and the federal pre-emption of lower governments latitude in setting priorities. By 2010, Buckley says, the more than 1,100 grant-in-aid programs available to states and/ or localities constituted 17 percent of the federal budget, the third largest spending category after entitlements and defense. But free money can be expensive. Washington used $455 million to induce Connecticut to provide the remaining $112 million needed for an unneeded 9.4-mile busway linking New Britain and Hartford, which were already linked by bus service and $112 million was diverted from more crucial state needs. Buckley explains: Anyone who has ever eaten lunch on an expense account will understand the perverse incentives generated when a person is given access to funds that may only be used for a particular purpose ... Organizations, governments included, will act in the same way. When someone else picks up the check, they consume goods and services inefciently. The political class, however, uses grants-inaid to purchase the votes of citizens who see only the large sums of federal money, not the distor tions of state and local decisions. Having lived long and seen much, Buckley knows how unlikely it is that members of Congress will embrace his idea, absent an ancillary reform: term limits. During the 19th century, Buckley says, when the Senate actually earned the sobriquet worlds greatest deliberative body, fewer than 10 percent of the senators who served the equivalent of at least one term went on to serve more than two. Of the three antebellum giants Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster only Webster served the equivalent of three full terms. This, Buckley writes, suggests that a senator is able to make a signicant contribution to his countrys welfare within the 12-year limit that I would place on senatorial service. Buckley will soon have a term-limits ally less than half his age. Ben Sasse, 42, Nebraskas senator-elect, plans to introduce a constitutional amendment limiting House and Senate members to four and two terms, respectively. Will legislators addicted to purchasing incumbency with grants-in-aid submit to the states for ratication an amendment that would limit their tenure in ofce? State legislatures are responsive to public support for term limits, and are composed of politicians eager to open federal ofces to their ascent. Congress can be bludgeoned by a public aroused on behalf of term limits. And when purged of careerism, Congress can cure its addiction to grants-inaid and other bad habits. George Will is a columnist for The Washington Post. Readers may reach him at georgewill@ case for term limits George Will Make Y our House a HOME! Adopt an animal from your local animal shelter. 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The Sun /Friday, December 5, 2014 E/N/C Our Town Page 11 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS NORTH PORT Guests at the North Port Librarys s Christmas historical program this weekend will have a chance to see a storyteller portray three famous authors and ask them questions. Chautauqua storyteller Betty Jean Steinshouers dramatic performances are a part of this free annual family program, set for 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the library, 13800 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port. The celebration will feature the music, crafts, fashion and personalities of 19th central Florida and a southern holiday. Steinshouer has spent decades researching her characters and performing around the country. For this performance, she has combined two of her Yankee Ladies in Florida characters, Harriett Beecher Stowe and Sarah Orne Jewett, with her original Willa Cather Speaks perfor mance. She describes it as a 19th century sampler, bringing to life char acters from the turbulent time after the Civil War and Reconstruction. The audience will be encour aged to ask questions and sing historical songs. Steinshouer will weave holiday lore and historical details into her perfor mance. Spending about 20 minutes in character as each author, she will evoke the hope that Christmas brought, North and South, to people who were physically in chains but spiritually they broke free, with each act of kindness and each song about the one who would deliver them out of bondage, she said. Other entertainment includes music by the North Port Chorale, North Port Woodwind Quintet and Fiddle Crabs String Band; demonstrations of quilting, wood carving and spinning; and dramatic performances by 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 will also be kids craft activities, including gingerbread man banners, stocking cards, spin toys, Santa cones and corn husk kits. For more information, call 941-861-1300.One storyteller portraying 3 authors at s Christmas PROVIDED BY SARASOTA COUNTY GOVERNMENT PHOTO PROVIDEDBetty Jean Steinshouer as author Sarah Orne Jewett. North Port Fire Rescue was recently awarded a nearly $5,200 grant from Firehouse Subs, and this week, NPFR personnel gathered at the Firehouse Subs in Port Charlotte to say thank you for the money, which went toward four iPads and upgraded software to help the departments re inspectors. Two (of the iPads) are already in service, and two more are being programmed, said North Port Fire Chief Bill Taaffe. Theyre really cool. Theyre going to allow us to get away from paper. The grant comes to the re department through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, a nonprot wing of the sub chain that, since 2005, has given more than $11 million to provide funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to rst responders and public safety organizations. Russ and Kim Clouden, of North Port, own the Port Charlotte Firehouse Subs restaurant. When they were planning their location, the Cloudens made a point of reaching out to NPFR, and have included photos of North Port re personnel in action, NPFR gear and a mural that includes a North Port re truck among the restaurants decor. When I rst got into the public safety foundation, I saw some wonder ful opportunities, said Russ, who helped Taaffe craft the grant proposal. Rich Taylor, area development representative for Firehouse, said the foundation was started in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and all 850 Firehouse restaurants contribute to the foundation. Its a bunch of fun for us to do this, he said of helping rst responders. Taaffe explained that the re inspectors will use the iPads to enter infor mation they gather about buildings beginning while the buildings are under construction with schematics, through the life of the building, noting the presence of any hazardous materials present, for example into the tablets, and that data will be uploaded directly into laptops aboard retrucks and other NPFR response vehicles. The iPads are a very unique tool, he said. They allow us to identify and address community risks. He added that tools like this will also help with the citys re insurance rating, which is currently one of the highest in the state. (The) $5,200 is not a huge grant, compared to, say, the cost of a re truck, Taaffe said. 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PAGE 13 FRIDAY DECEMBER 5, 2014 T he Wire INSIDE The stock market posted slight losses Thursday after European Central Bank officials decided to delay any stimulus for the strug gling continent until next year. Page 6 Stocks slip on ECB stimulus speculation Sales of leases on 8.1million acres of federal oil and gas parcels are on hold because of worries that drilling could harm greater sage grouse. Page 4 Birds fate shaping energy development STATE NATIONAL WORLD BUSINESS WEATHER 1. NYC, Ferguson cases stir national debatePoliticians and others are talking about the need for better police training, body cameras and changes in the grand jury process. See page 2.2. Obamacare costs going up, administration warnsPremiums for the most popular type of plan will rise an average of 5 percent in many states this year and another 5 percent in 2015. See page 6.3. Why flu season may be direThe flu vaccine does not protect well against the dominant strain of the virus seen most commonly so far this year. See page 1.4. Triple homicide in BradentonThe Manatee County Sheriffs Office is looking for a man they suspect killed his wife, another woman and a pastor Thursday. See page 1.5. House declares Obamas immigration moves null and voidBut the measure stands little chance in the Senate and faces a veto threat from the White House. See page 2.6. Lawsuit: College used strippers to lure studentsA for-profit Florida college used exotic dancers as admissions officers and coached students to lie on financial forms according to a federal lawsuit filed in Miami. See page 1.7. Which danger facing US troops has easedIraq has given assurances that the growing number of American service members there will be immune from prosecution, the U.S. ambassador tells the AP. See page 1.8. American captive threatened by al-QaidaMy life is in danger, photojournalist Luke Somers says in a video released by the terror group. See page 5.9. US birthrate hit new low in 2013The total number of births declined for the sixth straight year, with only 62.5 babies born for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15and44. See page 4.10. Gators get their manThe University of Florida announced former Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain as their new head coach. See Sports page 1.10 things to know MANATEE The Manatee County Sheriffs Ofce is looking for a 33-year-old man they suspect killed his wife, another woman and the pastor of a Bradenton church on Thursday. Sheriffs spokesman Dave Bristow said Andres Andy Avalos, who earlier was wanted for questioning, is considered armed and dangerous. He is the suspect in the deaths of his wife Amber Avalos, 33, and James Tripp Battle, 31, the lead pastor at Bayshore Baptist Church, 6502 14th St. W., where he was killed. Bristow said the second woman has been identied, but investigators have not notied her family. We believe this all stemmed from a domestic situation, Bristow said. This wasnt random. Bristow said it appears the two women were killed at a residence in the 1200 block of 67th Street NW, in Northwest Bradenton, before Battle was slain at the church. Deputies started looking for Avalos, 33, after the victims were found dead. Avalos was last seen in the 6500 block of 14th Street West, Bradenton, driving a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban, gold in color, tag #484VTZ. At approximately 1:20 this afternoon, deputies responded to a shooting at a church located in the 6500 block of 14th Street West, Bradenton. When deputies arrived, they discovered one deceased victim, the sheriffs ofce said in a news release. The rst victim, a man, was found dead in a residence on the grounds of Bayshore Baptist Church. While at the scene, deputies learned of the possibility of other victim(s) at a residence at 1200 67th Street NW, Bradenton, the sheriffs ofce said.Triple homicide in BradentonBy JESSICA DE LEON and AMARIS CASTILLOBRADENTON HERALD WRITERSManatee deputies searching for suspect in shootingsHOMICIDE | 4 WASHINGTON This seasons u vaccine may not be as effective against new and possibly more virulent strains of the virus that could become the nations dominant form of inuenza in the young u season. The emergence of a mutated u virus has caused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a national health advisory urging caregivers to prescribe the antiviral medications Tamiu and Relenza to suspected u patients, even before theyve been conrmed to have the virus. Although u activity has been relatively mild in the U.S. thus far, Inuenza A viruses, known as H3N2, have been seen in most states. We know that in seasons when H3 viruses predominate, we tend to have seasons that are worse u years with more hospitalizations from u and more deaths from inuenza. CDC: Flu vaccine may be less effectiveBy TONY PUGHTRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WRITER AP FILE PHOTOIn this Nov. 27 photo, Walgreens pharmacist Chris Nguyen gives a free u shot to Sandra Bazaldua in Houston, Texas. FLU | 4 BAGHDAD Washington has an agreement with Baghdad on privileges and immunities for the growing number of troops based in Iraq who are helping in the ght against the Islamic State group, the new U.S. ambassador said Thursday. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Stuart Jones said Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has given assurances that U.S. troops will receive immunity from prosecution. Under Iraqs former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, that issue was a major sticking point, ultimately leading to the decision to withdraw all remaining U.S. troops in late 2011. That was a different situation and those troops would have had a different role, Jones said. We have the assurances that we need from the government of Iraq on privileges and immunities, he said. Its in the basis of our formal written communications between our governments and also based on the strategic framework agreement that is the legal basis of our partnership. The House was expected to vote Thursday on a proposed $5 billion expansion of U.S. military operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq, part of a broader $585 billion defense policy bill for Iraq and US troops have immunity in IraqBy VIVIAN SALAMAASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER AP PHOTOU.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Stuart E. Jones speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday.TROOPS | 4 MIAMI A for-prot Florida college used exotic dancers as admissions ofcers, falsied documents and coached students to lie on nancial forms as it fraudulently obtained millions of dollars in federal money, according to a federal lawsuit led in Miami. On at least one of its seven campuses, FastTrain College purposely hired attractive women and sometimes exotic dancers and encouraged them to dress provocatively while they recruited young men in neighborhoods to attend FastTrain, according to an ongoing civil lawsuit. The Florida attorney general and the U.S. attorney in Miami announced Wednesday that they were joining the lawsuit against the now-defunct FastTrain and former owner Alejandro Amor, 56. Amor, of Coral Gables, was criminally indicted in October and faces pending charges of conspiracy and theft of government money. A telephone message left at a listing for Amor wasnt immediately returned. The complaint says Miamibased FastTrain and Amor bilked the U.S. Department of Education out of millions of dollars with falsied grant applications from at least January 2009 through June 2012, when the school closed after an FBI raid. The school is accused of falsifying high school diplomas for students who didnt have them. Because they never graduated from high school, the lawsuit contends the students wouldnt have qualied for student aid. To access taxpayer dollars, the school needed rst-time students to attend class for at least 30 days. If they didnt, FastTrain falsied attendance records or backdated the enrollment so they could collect the money quicker, the lawsuit says. The growth of for-profit colleges, which are governed by private organizations or corporations, has been explosive in Florida and across the country. As the schools have grown, numer ous whistle-blower lawsuits have been filed against them by ex-employees. In the FastTrain case, the whistle-blower lawsuit was originally filed by Juan Pena, a former admissions employ ee. These lawsuits typically gain steam only when the government joins the case, as in Penas lawsuit. Some former FastTrain students say they are still struggling with student loan debts, and the lawsuit identies more than 160 former students who are now in default. Those who were attending around the time of the FBI raid can get their loans discharged under a closed school provision.Lawsuit: College used strippers to lure studentsBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS J Lf rasa rilk,z t xn


Page 2 WIRE The Sun /Friday, December 5, 2014 NATIONAL NEWS WASHINGTON (AP) Emboldened House Republicans issued a stern rebuke to President Barack Obama over immigration Thursday, passing a bill declaring his executive actions to curb deportations null and void and without legal effect. Outraged Democrats, immigrant advocates and the White House said the GOP was voting to tear families apart and eject parents. Rather than deport students and separate families and make it harder for law enforcement to do its job, I just want the Congress to work with us to pass a commonsense law to x that broken immigration system, Obama said ahead of the vote. Even supporters acknowledged that the bill by Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., which says Obama was acting without any constitutional or statutory basis, was mostly meant to send a message. It stands no chance in the Senate, which remains under Democratic control until January, and faces the veto threat from Obama. The real ght may lie ahead as conservatives push to use must-pass spending legislation to block Obama. For now, Republicans insisted they must go on record denouncing what they described on the House oor as an outrageous power grab by Obama. Obamas executive actions last month will extend deportation relief and work permits to some 4 million immigrants here illegally, mostly those who have been in the country more than ve years and have children who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. He also reordered law enforcement priorities and expanded an existing deportation deferral program for immigrants brought illegally as kids. Compounding the GOPs anger, Obamas executive action came barely two weeks after Republicans trounced Democrats in the midterm elections, winning control of the Senate and increasing their majorities in the House. Democratic lawmakers rallied behind the president Thursday, and immigrant advocates warned Republicans would be alienating Latinos heading into 2016 presidential elections in which the Hispanic vote is expected to be signicant. Even as emotions ran high in debate on the bill, many involved acknowledged it was mostly a sideshow as Republicans struggled to nd some way to undo what Obama has done not just register their disapproval. Party leaders acknowledged their options were limited given Obamas veto pen, and no clear solution beckoned.House rebukes Obama on immigration NEW YORK (AP) From the White House to the streets of some of Americas biggest cities, the New York chokehold case converged with the Ferguson shooting and investigations out of South Carolina and Cleveland to stir a national conversation Thursday about racial justice and police use of force. A day after protests erupted in New York over the decision not to charge a white ofcer in the death of a black man, civil rights leaders pinned their hopes on a federal investigation. Demonstrators turned out in such cities as Denver, Detroit and Minneapolis. And politicians and others talked about the need for better police training, body cameras and changes in the grand jury process to restore faith in the legal system. A whole generation of ofcers will be trained in a new way, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he and his police commissioner outlined previously announced plans to teach ofcers how to communicate better with people on the street. President Barack Obama weighed in, saying one of the chief issues at stake is making sure that people have condence that police and law enforcement and prosecutors are serving everybody equally. Even before the decision in the Eric Garner case came down, racial tensions were running high because of last weeks grand jury decision not to charge a white ofcer in the shooting death of black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Other cases were added to the mix on Thursday: In the tiny South Carolina town of Eutawville, a white former police chief was charged with murder in the 2011 shooting of an unarmed black man. Richards Combs lawyer accused prosecutors of taking advantage of national outrage toward police to obtain the indictment more than three years after the killing. In Cleveland, the U.S. Justice Department and the city reached an agreement to overhaul the police department after federal investigators found that ofcers use excessive force far too often, causing deep mistrust, especially among blacks. The investigation was prompted chiey by a 2012 car chase that ended in the deaths of two unarmed people in a hail of 137 bullets. Just last week, protesters took to the streets of Cleveland after a white police ofcer shot and killed a black 12-year-old boy carrying what turned out to be pellet gun. At a news conference in New York after a night of protests led to 83 arrests, the Rev. Al Sharpton called the state-level grand jury system broken when it comes to police brutality cases and urged federal authorities to x it.Police cases converge to stir debate NEW YORK (AP) The holiday shopping season is always a make-orbreak period for struggling retailers. But this year, the ght to grab shoppers has intensied, making it difcult for stores to use the season that accounts for about 20 percent of the retail industrys annual sales to bounce back. Stores face cautious shoppers who are juggling stagnant wages and higher costs for food and health care. And Web-savvy customers are using information easily available on their smartphones to hold out for ever-better deals. All of that means that stores have had to discount more and earlier this holiday shopping season. If youre a retailer on the edge, its harder to maintain your viability and return to protability because of the intense promotional environment, said Ken Perkins, president of RetailMetrics LLC., a retail research rm. He expects fourth-quarter earnings for the 123 retailers he tracks will rise 7.7 percent, down from a projected 16 percent increase in June. Here, some retailers with years of sales declines that could use a good holiday season:Sears Holdings Corp.The problems: The Hoffman, Illinois-based company, which oper ates Kmart and Sears, has been struggling for years as it faces increasingly stiff competition from Walmart, Target and Home Depot. Critics say Sears has failed to update shabby and tired stores. Billionaire hedge fund manager Edward Lampert, now chairman and CEO, combined Sears and Kmart in 2005, about two years after he helped bring Kmart out of bankruptcy. But that merger hasnt been successful, and the companys nancial results keep worsening. The company on Thursday said its revenue fell 13 percent in the third quarter. In the rst three-quarters of the year, Sears has lost $1.6 billion. Its on track to lose money for four straight years and record eight straight years of falling revenue when it reports its annual results early next year. The x: To raise money, Lampert is closing weak stores, cutting inventory and selling assets to raise cash to keep the company aoat. At the same time, Sears says it is shifting its focus from running a store network to operating an online and ofine business tied together by its Shop Your Way loyalty program. The prospects: Brian Sozzi, CEO and chief equities strategies at Belus Capital Advisors, says crowds at both chains were thin over the Thanksgiving weekend. And the latest third-quarter results will likely make it critical for Sears to keep selling assets and stores to prop up its operations. Sozzi believes that by 2017, the company will operate about 900 stores, half its current size.Radioshack Corp.The problems: Long known as a destination for batteries and obscure electronic parts, RadioShacks problem has been that the functions of so many products it sold have been taken up by smartphones. So it sought to remake itself as a specialist in wireless devices and accessories. But growth in that business is slowing because more people have smartphones and see fewer reasons to upgrade. RadioShacks shares are now trading below $1. It warned in September that it might need to le for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which wasnt unexpected. It bought some more time soon after by restructur ing part of its debt with lenders. The x: RadioShacks turnaround efforts have included cutting costs, renovating and closing stores, and shufing management. The Fort Worth, Texas-based company has tried to update its image and work on adding new products, including private brands and exclusive items. The prospects: RadioShack has been ghting with its lenders during the holidays, which is hampering its efforts to restructure the business and close some of its stores to help raise cash. The lenders notied RadioShack of alleged breaches this week to a $250 million loan and wants the company to prepay some of its debt, along with other fees. RadioShack says that is unreasonable.J.C. Penney Co.The problems: J.C. Penney is still trying to recover from a botched transformation plan spearheaded by former CEO Ron Johnson that sent its sales in a freefall and resulted in mounting losses. Mike Ullman returned to the CEO job in April 2013 and has stabilized the business by restoring discounts and basic merchandise. But its now up to Marvin Ellison, who will take over Ullmans job in August, to remake it as a shopping destination. The x: In October, Ullman laid out a strategy to improve productivity, expand e-commerce and spruce up some departments that it said would boost sales to $14.5 billion by scal 2017. Thats still well below the $17.23 billion it generated before the sales plunge. The prospects: Analysts are closely watching how Penney fares this holiday season after growth has slowed in an important sales measurement. A slow holiday season would make investors less condent in their business.These retailers could use holiday cheer AP FILE PHOTOIn this Nov. 28 photo, a man dressed as Santa Claus greets shoppers outside the J.C. Penney store at the Glendale Galleria shopping mall in Glendale, Calif. | NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFSUS: Cleveland police poorly trained, recklessCLEVELAND (AP) The U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland reached an agreement Thursday to overhaul the citys police department after federal investigators concluded that ofcers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often and have endangered the public and their fellow ofcers with their recklessness. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and the department signed an agreement that says both sides will work toward the appointment of a court-appointed monitor to oversee reform. We understand the progress we seek will not come over night, Attorney General Eric Holder said in announcing the ndings. The Justice Department found a systemic pattern of reckless and inappropriate use of force by ofcers and cited concerns about search-and-seizure practices. It also said ofcers frequently violated peoples civil rights because of faulty tactics, inadequate training and a lack of supervision and accountability.House OKs military campaign against extremistsWASHINGTON (AP) The Republican-controlled House approved a $585 billion defense policy bill that grants President Barack Obama the authority to expand the U.S. military campaign against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria despite misgivings about a new American combat role after more than a decade of war. The vote on Thursday was 300-119, a reection of the popularity of the sweeping, bipartisan measure that authorizes funds for American troops as well as ships, planes and other war-ghting equipment built in congressional districts nationwide. The measure heads to the Senate where passage is expected next week, although some GOP senators are angry over the bills unrelated provisions to expand wilderness areas. The legislation endorses Obamas latest request to Congress in the 4-monthold war against extremists who brutally rule large sections of Iraq and Syria. The bill provides $5 billion for the stepped-up operation of air strikes and the dispatch of up to 1,500 more American troops.Social Security nominee defends integrity, careerWASHINGTON (AP) A day after her nom ination ran into trouble in the Senate, President Barack Obamas pick to head the Social Security Administration passionately defended her integrity, her long career in government and her handling of a troubled computer project she inherited from a predecessor. Ive always met the highest ethical standards, Carolyn W. Colvin told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday. Ive worked in government my entire life. Theres never been a suggestion, personal or professional, of any wrongdoing. Im certainly not ending my career with that, Colvin continued. I came out of retirement to help this organization, not hurt it. Obama nominated Colvin to a six-year term as commissioner of the agency in June. She has been acting commissioner since February 2013. COLVINLawsuit: Apple deleted rival services songs(LA Times) Apple has been in the news recently for putting unwanted music in users libraries. But a new antitrust lawsuit is alleging that the tech company used its software muscle to remove songs from iPods that had been purchased on rival companies download services. The class-action suit claims that between 2007 and 2009, Apples software would yield an error message when an iPod would attempt to sync with a music library containing songs bought on other music download programs. The system would then issue a prompt to restore factory settings to the iPod, upon which songs from those other services would be deleted. You guys decided to give them the worst possible experience and blow up us ers music collections, said attorney Patrick Coughlin, speaking in U.S. District Court in Oakland where he eld the suit, according to the Wall Street Journal.Sony tries to contain damage as hackers leak more dataLOS ANGELES (LA Times) Sony executives are struggling to contain damage in the aftermath of a hacking that leaked several nished lms, per sonal information about thousands of employees and other condential documents. On Wednesday, hackers distributed digital les that contained a list of nearly 2,500 servers and 245 individual computers that the hackers said they had access to at Sony ofces in New York, Atlanta, Glendale, the Sony Pictures Studios lot and elsewhere. The les, from a link hackers sent in emails to the media, also included documents with peoples passwords to various accounts for Sonys YouTube channels, Google Analytics and Verizon Wireless. The hackers also claimed to have had access to an additional 2,990 computers in North America and 5,000 elsewhere around the world. The trove of documents also included allegedly condential information about Walt Disney Co.s ABC TV stations and other TV station groups that license syndicated fare from Sony Television. Though links to download the Sony les were being removed, many remained accessible Wednesday afternoon.White SC cop who shot unarmed black man chargedORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) A white police chief who fatally shot an unarmed black man in South Carolina in 2011 was charged with murder, and his lawyer accused prosecutors of taking advantage of national outrage toward police to get the indictment. Richard Combs, the former police chief and sole ofcer in the small town of Eutawville, was indicted Wednesday, the same day a grand jury in New York decided against charging an ofcer in a chokehold death, and less than two weeks after there was no indictment in the fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Mo. Those cases also involved white ofcers and unarmed black men, and the decisions not to charge them set off protests around the country. The indictment in South Carolina was released Thursday. Its one of three indictments for white ofcers in the shootings of black men this year in South Carolina, which has a dark and painful past of civil rights unrest and violence. I .:.a, ray ..C' i4l4-4


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Page 4 WIRE The Sun /Friday, December 5, 2014 FROM PAGE ONE AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Police have arrested a 28-year-old man who they say broke into an Austin business, stole a couple of sausages and fell asleep. KXAN-TV reports that surveillance video from Hudson Meats shows the man trying to break down the front door for about 20 minutes. The intruder then takes some sausages from the meat-processing business, goes back outside and then returns, grabbing a coat and falling asleep in the back office. Austin police officers woke up Ricardo Cardona, who told police hed been out drinking, and charged him with criminal trespassing. It wasnt immediately clear whether Cardona has an attorney. The store owner says insurance money paid for a replacement door.ODD NEWS Police: Man breaks into meat business, naps ALMANACToday is Friday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2014. There are 26days left in the year. Today in historyOn Dec. 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Afri cas first black president and was a global symbol of sacrifice and reconciliation, died at age 95. On this dateIn 1776, the first scholastic fraternity in America, Phi Beta Kappa, was organized at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. In 1782, the eighth president of the United States, Martin Van Buren, was born in Kinderhook, N.Y.; he was the first chief exec utive to be born after American independence. In 1791, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in Vienna, Austria, at age 35. In 1831, former President John Quincy Adams took his seat as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1848, President James K. Polk triggered the Gold Rush of by confirming that gold had been discovered in California. In 1932, German physicist Albert Einstein was granted a visa, making it possible for him to travel to the United States. In 1933, national Prohibition came to an end as Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment. In 1955, the American Federa tion of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the AFL-CIO under its first president, George Meany. In 1962, the United States and the Soviet Union announced a bilateral space agreement on exchanging weather data from satellites, mapping Earths geomagnetic field and cooper ating in the experimental relay of communications. In 1984, the action comedy Beverly Hills Cop, starring Eddie Murphy, was released by Paramount Pictures. Todays birthdaysSinger Little Richard is 82. Author Joan Didion is 80. Author Calvin Trillin is 79. Actor Jeroen Krabbe is 70. Opera singer Jose Carreras is 68. Pop singer Jim Messina is 67. College Football Hall of Famer and former NFL quarterback Jim Plunkett is 67. World Golf Hall of Famer Lanny Wadkins is 65. Actress Morgan Brittany is 63. Actor Brian Backer is 58. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Art Monk is 57. Country singer Ty England is 51. Rock singer-musician John Rzeznik (The Goo Goo Dolls) is 49. Comedian-actress Margaret Cho is 46. Writer-director Morgan J. Freeman is 45. Actress Alex Kapp Horner is 45. Rock musician Regina Zernay (Cowboy Mouth) is 42. Actress Paula Patton is 39. Actress Amy Acker is 38. Actor Nick Stahl is 35. Rhythm-and-blues singer Keri Hilson is 32. Actor Frankie Muniz is 29. Actor Ross Bagley is 26. Syria. Last month, Obama authorized the deploy ment of up to 1,500 more American troops to bolster Iraqi forces, which could more than double the total number of U.S. forces to 3,100. Thats in addition to the 5,000 people working for the U.S. mission in Iraq. The U.S.-trained and equipped Iraqi military has struggled to recover from its collapse in June, when the Islamic State group captured the countrys second largest city, Mosul, and swept over much of northern and western Iraq. Iraqi commanders ed, pleas for more ammunition went unanswered, and in some cases soldiers stripped off their uniforms and ran. The U.S. began launching airstrikes in Iraq on Aug. 8, and now heads a coalition backing Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces from the air. U.S. advisory teams, which were previously based in Baghdad and the Kurdish regional capital Irbil, are now fanning out to other locations in the country, including the highly volatile Anbar province in western Iraq, where U.S. troops fought some of the heaviest battles of the eight-year conict. This time the troops are operating far from the front lines. What were doing is airstrikes, Jones said. What were doing is sharing intelligence. Were doing advise and assist and were doing training and thats all were doing. Part of the plan to boost Iraqi forces includes training, equipping and paying Sunni tribesmen to join in the ght against the Islamic State group, reminiscent of the Sunni Sahwa, or Awakening movement, which confronted al-Qaida in Iraq starting in 2006. The Pentagon plans to buy a range of arms for Iraqs tribesmen, including 5,000 AK-47s, 50 rocket-propelled grenade launchers, 12,000 grenades and 50 82-mm mortars. The arms supply, described in a document that will be sent to Congress for its approval, said the estimated cost to equip an initial Anbarbased force of tribal ghters is $18.5 million, part of a $1.6 billion request to Congress that includes arming and training Iraqi and Kurdish forces.TROOPSFROM PAGE 1 The rate of hospitalization and death can be twice as high or more, said CDC Director Tom Frieden in a conference call with reporters. So far this season, ve children have died from the u, and outbreaks have occurred in schools and nursing homes, Frieden said. Testing has found that 52 percent of more than 1,100 H3N2 virus samples were found to be antigenetically different, or drifted, from the H3N2 virus used in this years u vaccine, Frieden said. Theyre different enough that were concerned that protection from vaccination against the drifted H3N2 viruses may be lower than we usually see, Frieden said. These changes can signal that the immune response provided by vaccination wont protect as well for these viruses. Despite the prospect of lower protection rates, Frieden said vaccination is still the best protection against the u and may have some effectiveness against the drifted strain. To ght complications from the u, Frieden said antiviral medications, which shorten the duration and severity of u symptoms, are an important second line of defense, particularly for people who are at high risk of serious u complications. This includes children under age 2, adults 65 and older, people with chronic pulmonary and cardiovascular problems and those with neurologic and immunosuppressant disorders. It also includes pregnant and postpartum women, people under age 19 who are on longterm aspirin therapy, American Indians, the morbidly obese and nursing home and chronic-care facility residents. Antivirals are most effective when taken within 48 hours of the onset of u symptoms. But fewer than 1 in 6 u patients actually get the drugs, Frieden said. Its very important that we do better. We need to get the message out that treating early with these drugs can make a difference between having a milder illness or a very severe illness, Frieden said. Many doctors dont prescribe antivirals because they mistakenly believe that patients must rst be tested for the virus. Others just arent familiar with using antivirals for u treatment because theyre most effective in treating bacterial infections, Frieden said.FLUFROM PAGE 1 Deputies responded to that location and found two deceased persons. Bristow said someone witnessed Battles death, but the cause of the death for the two women was not clear. Anyone with infor mation about Avalos whereabouts can contact the sheriffs ofce, 941747-3011, x2003, x2008, x2274; or other local law enforcement. Meanwhile, as of just before 4 p.m., ofcials lifted lockdowns at four Manatee County schools that were put in place as they searched for Avalos. The schools were Palma Sola and Miller elementaries, King Middle School and Manatee High School. At around 1 p.m. Thursday, Michael Rantz was watching TV in his home across from Avalos residence when he heard a woman screaming. I walked out to check with her and nd out if shes OK, he said. Rantz said the woman was on her stomach by the curb. Both the doors of Avalos home and a red vehicle parked out front were open. She was very distressed, he said. Tom Jacobs, who lives a few houses down from Avalos on 67th Street Northwest, said Avalos kids often stop by to marvel at his metal sculptures on his front lawn. Two of the sculptures shaped as a shark and manta ray are made of recyclable materials and old circuit boards. I encouraged the kids to drop by and so the dad came by to introduce himself because he said since I was being so nice to his kids and his kids liked me, he wanted to come and say thank you and to introduce himself. Jacobs estimates that was about three years ago. He said Avalos seemed like a hard-working, normal, laid-back kind of guy. I never had any gut feeling of negativity or anything, Jacobs said of his neighbor. Jacobs wife Sheri, a social worker at Ida M. Stewart Elementary School, said the school was on a tentative lockdown Thursday. She was shocked when she realized that the incident happened just down the street. Jacobs described her neighborhood as laidback with little trafc. Its not real close knit where everybody knows everybody but everybody waves and I dont feel uncomfortable, she said. Detectives believe they have all of Avalos children in their custody. Leslie Howell, the property owner, arrived at the scene. She had vague suspicions over the last nearly three years that Avalos and his wife had problems. I suspected because of the condition of the house, she said. It made my eyebrows raise because Im a guardian ad litem but its not illegal to be a bad housekeeper.HOMICIDEFROM PAGE 1 (LA Times) American women gave birth to 3,932,181 babies in 2013 as the nations birthrate fell to another record low, federal researchers reported Thursday. The total number of births declined for the sixth straight year, with only 62.5 babies born for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. The birthrate has dropped 10 percent since peaking in 2007. The continuing baby bust comes courtesy of women under the age of 30, who are increasingly delaying motherhood until they are older. The birthrate for women ages 20 to 24 fell 3 percent between 2012 and 2013, and dipped 1 percent for women ages 25 to 29. Last year, there were 80.7 babies born for every 1,000 women in their early 20s, along with 105.5 babies born per 1,000 women in their later 20s. Meanwhile, births to women who already turned 30 continued to rise. The birthrate for women ages 30 to 34 rose 1 percent, to 98 per 1,000, and grew 2 percent, to 49.3 per 1,000, for women between the ages of 35 and 39. The birthrate held steady at 10.4 for women ages 40 to 44. Women above the age of 44 arent counted in the nations general fertility rate, but the report noted that there were 0.8 births for every 1,000 women between the ages of 45 and 49. That was a 14 per cent increase compared with 2012. Births to teens plunged 10 percent between 2012 and 2013, to a rate of 26.5 per 1,000. In other encouraging news, the preterm birthrate (which measures births before 37 weeks of pregnancy) fell slightly to 11.39 percent. Every state except Hawaii recorded a statistically signicant decline. (So did the District of Columbia.) The total number of births to white and Latino women fell by 1 percent or less between 2012 and 2013, and it remained essentially unchanged for African American women. Figures for Asian American women were not reported. After remaining at from 2009 to 2012, the rate of twin births grew 2 percent in 2013, to 33.7 per 1,000 women of childbearing age. The researchers calculated that roughly one in every 30 babies born last year was a twin. The report was released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics, which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data were based on information culled from birth certicates and entered into the National Vital Statistics System.US birthrate hit new low in 2013 SARATOGA, Wyo. (AP) Efforts to conserve a struggling species of grouse that ranges across the Western U.S. are having far-reaching effects on the regions energy industry as the Obama administration decides whether the bird needs more protections. Sales of leases on 8.1 million acres of federal oil and gas parcels an area larger than Massachusetts and Rhode Island combined are on hold because of worries that drilling could harm greater sage grouse, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. The U.S. Bureau of Land Managements delay on the parcels underscores just how much is at stake for an industry that nds its future inextricably intertwined with a bird once known primarily for its elaborate mating display. The grouses huge range, covering portions of 11 states and an area more than four times as big as New England, includes vast oil, gas and coal reserves and the best type of windy, open country for developing wind power. Were not real happy about it. Its not even an endangered species, said Rick Bailey, who runs an oil and gas lease brokerage, Nevada Leasing Services. He said hes had hundreds of thousands of acres of potential leases put on hold. Those parcels are among almost 5 million acres the BLM has deferred in Nevada since 2013. Millions more are on hold across Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and the Dakotas, according to data compiled by the AP from BLM records and agency ofces in the West and Plains. While some in the industry are concerned that the BLMs deferrrals are going to dampen or curtail energy development, other developers are launching their own efforts to preserve sage grouse. Whether thats enough to avoid protections remains to be seen. Sage grouse receive frequent comparisons to the Northern spotted owl, another imperiled bird that stirred a ght over logging in the Pacic Northwest. The sage grouse is more a hapless wild chicken, ducking futilely behind fence-posts as political and economic forces bear down upon its sagebrush range. Croplands, home development, wildres and oil and gas drilling consumed more than half that expansive habitat over the past century. Grouse numbers are down at least 30 percent to no more than 500,000 since 1985. In 2010, federal biologists said protections were warranted, but didnt impose them citing other priorities and a shortage of funds. The September 2015 deadline to either offer protections or decide theyre no longer needed resulted from settlements of lawsuits brought by environmentalists. Whether the sales of leases on the deferred parcels will proceed and drilling will occur could hinge on that decision.Birds fate shaping energy development in US West AP FILE PHOTOThis April 2014 photo provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife shows a Gunnison sage grouse with tail feathers fanned near Gunnison, Colo. aaaaaQ0odl4orr.1, ~ 1'x\7 1FrFIINIV.4c.yrr f yta1+f,1 jj`rfit + rs r!


The Sun /Friday, December 5, 2014 WIRE Page 5 WORLD NEWS KOBANI, Syria (AP) The men and women of Kobani call one another heval Kurdish for comrade and ght with revolutionary conviction, vowing to lib erate what they regard as Kurdish land from Islamic State group militants. Amid the wasteland and destroyed buildings, a sense of camaraderie has developed among the towns defenders who have for more than two months doggedly fought off the advances by the extremists. Often, members of the same family can be found on the front lines. Nineteen-year-old Shidas father was a ghter before her. After he was killed, she gave up hopes of becoming an artist and decided she must follow in his footsteps to honor his example. She says her mother supports her decision. One of her six brothers is also ghting, the rest of her siblings are living in Turkey. I will not allow the enemy to take away my land and its soil, she said. I will not leave my land. An exclusive report shot by videojournalist Jake Simkin who spent a week inside Kobani late last month offered a rare, in-depth glimpse of the men and women ghting to expel the IS extremists from Kobani, a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria by the Turkish border. Backed by small numbers of Iraqi peshmerga forces and Free Syrian Army rebels, the Kurdish ghters, whose political founders espouse a rm left-wing ideology, are locked in erce battles to push back the Islamic State group, which swept into the town in mid-September. In a surprising display of resilience, the Kurdish ghters in the frontier town have held out against the more experienced jihadis more than two months into the militants offensive, hanging on to their territory against all expectations. We are ghting for freedom, said a Kurdish sniper who goes under the nickname Zinar, Kurdish for The Rock. Freedom isnt something you can easily get or something that someone just gives to you, he said. Freedom is only achieved when you go out and get it yourself. The militants advance was part of the Islamic State groups blitz this year that overran large parts of Syria and neighboring Iraq. Kobani, once a town of about 50,000 people but now virtually deserted except for the ghters, has seen some of the ercest urban warfare in the Syrian civil war, now in its fourth year. Abu Layla, commander of a Free Syrian Armylinked group in Kobani called Shams al-Shamal (Sun of the North) Brigade, said he is proud of what the FSA and the Kurdish ghters have achieved together in Kobani so far. Their alliance is called Burkhan al Furat, which translates as Volcano of the Euphrates. Abu Laylas group has over a hundred ghters, mostly ethnic Arabs and Turkmens from Abu Laylas hometown of Minbej. He said he is not ghting for the Kurds, Arabs or Turkmens, or for Christians or Muslims. Im ghting for a free democratic Syria, not an Islamic Syria but a free democratic Syria, he said. He has not lost sight of the real goal of the rebels, which is toppling President Bashar Assad. But he says the priority now is to get rid of the Islamic State group. After that, taking down Assad will be easy for us, if we have support.Inside Kobani: Kurds doggedly defend town from Islamic State AP PHOTOIn this Nov. 2 photo, pictures adorn the walls of a position held by Kurdish popular protection (YPG) and womens defense (YPJ) units of ghters who have been lost in the battles against the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria. AP PHOTOIn this photo taken by Magdalena Oberc, the spokeswoman of the childrens hospital in Krakow, Poland, on Thursday, a 2-yearand-4-months-old Adam is seen with his mother Paulina, his father Mateusz and a teddy bear, just a few days after he was brought to the hospital with his temperature at only 12.7 C (55 F) and his heart beating once every few dozen seconds after being found outdoors in sub-freezing temperature on Sunday morning with almost no clothes on. Dr. Janusz Skalski, a heart surgeon at the hospital, said its a miracle that the boy is showing no nega tive signs from the hours that he spent in such low temperature. Polish toddler found in freezing cold recovering | WORLD NEWS BRIEFSPhilippine storm nears typhoonravaged areaMANILA, Philippines (AP) Villagers in the central Philippines ed coastal homes and sparked panic-buying in grocery stores and gas stations as an approaching powerful storm brought back nightmares of last years deadly onslaught from Typhoon Haiyan. Government forecasters said Typhoon Hagupit was packing sustained winds of 205 kilometers (127 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 240 kph (149 mph) over the Pacic, about 700 kilometers (435 miles) off the countrys eastern coast. It may hit Eastern Samar province on Saturday and barrel inland along the same route where Haiyan leveled villages and left more than 7,300 dead and missing in November last year. Haiyan demolished about 1 million houses and displaced about 4 million people in the central Philippines. Hundreds of residents still living in tents in Tacloban have been prioritized in an ongoing evacuation.Yemens al-Qaida threatens hostage in new videoSANAA, Yemen (AP) Al-Qaidas branch in Yemen threatened an American hostage kidnapped over a year ago, giving Washington three days to meet unspecied demands in a new video released Thursday. The hostage, identied as 33-year-old Luke Somers, an American photojournalist born in Britain, is shown for the rst time in the video, which was posted on the al-Qaida offshoots Twitter account. The video comes weeks after an apparent unsuccessful attempt by U.S. special forces to rescue Somers in a raid in the remote Yemeni desert. The footage apparently seeks to mimic hostage videos released by al-Qaidas rivals from the Islamic State group, which has threatened and later beheaded several American and British hostages in the aftermath of a summer blitz that captured much of Iraq and Syria.Emirates police make arrest in Americans stabbingABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Police in the United Arab Emirates have arrested a woman they say is behind the stabbing death of an American teacher and a separate plot to bomb another Americans house, a top ofcial said Thursday as authorities moved swiftly to calm fears of instability in the normally peaceful Gulf nation. Interior Minister Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is also deputy prime minister, said the attacker targeted her victims based on their nationality alone in an attempt to create chaos and terrorize the country. He called the stabbing of the woman, who previously lived in Colorado, a crime that is alien to our secure country. The victim of this brutal crime was a schoolteacher who was committed to building strong future generations, he told reporters. Violent crime and terrorist attacks are rare in the oilrich country, which is home to a large foreign-born population that far outnumbers Emirati citizens. rfntbbbnfrfbbtbnbbbnn b rffrn nrrrtrbr nrtnnfnrrtrtnrttrr n ftrr N4111215. 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Page 6 WIRE The Sun /Friday, December 5, 2014 BUSINESS NEWS/STOCKS Miami Crepes Catering, at 119 Tamiami Trail, Unit G, north Port Charlotte (located near Sweet Scoops and Per sonal Touch Car Wash) wants to thank all their customers for their loyal support. Miami Crepes is now offering a Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with all entres made fresh in front of you. They are offering a combo meal for $5.99, consisting of a breakfast entre or dessert crepe and a drink. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 941-875-1917 or visit Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal and spinal foramen, the spinal nerve exit for this area. When the area becomes narrowed, it places pressure on the surrounding nerve, leading to neurological symptoms. Dr. Qi H. Shao Acupuncture at China Healing Center Inc., is located at 12497 Tamiami Trail, Unit 3, in North Port. Dr. Shao treats these problems by using laser acupuncture combined with Chinese manipulation, Chinese herbs and electrical stimulation. I have treated spinal problems for many years and helped numerous people, Dr. Shao said. I invented a special, unique and combined technique to help the patients with spinal problems. Most of the patients got good results to avoid the surgery. I had one patient with spinal stenosis who used my system and has been back and leg pain-free for six years after my treatments. For more information or an appointment, call 941-564-6291 or visit www.drshaoacupuncture. com/spinal.htm. Vintage Finders Warehouse LLC, 1075 Innovation Ave., Unit 106 (off Toledo Blade Boulevard), North Port, is offering 10 to 20 percent off throughout the warehouse, and for every item purchased, you will be entered into a rafe for a chance to win a treasure. Dont miss out on those last-minute holiday items. This shop has everything antique and vintage. Whether youre looking for Pyrex and kitchenware; old doors and windows; old industrial, gas and oil items; or vintage signs, theyve got it. Come out and nd your treasures, and Like Vintage Finders Warehouse on Facebook. For more infor mation, call 941-228-8112. The North Port Yoga Center, 1001 Corporate Ave. (off Toledo Blade), in partnership with Garden of the Heart Yoga Centers Karma Yoga Outreach Program, a sponsored program of Goodwill Manasota, and the Neuro Challenge Foundation, now offers a therapeutic yoga class for Parkinsons patients on Thursdays through Jan. 15 (no class on Dec. 25) from 1 to 2 p.m. Cost is $60. The class focuses on using yoga techniques to support those in the Parkinsons community to relieve stiffness, tension, discomfort and weakness. Join them for an everso-gentle yoga practice to help ease your body, calm your mind and soothe your spirit. Simple routines to help with stress reduction as well as lifestyle tips will also be explored. Caregivers may also attend. All yoga will be done in or around a chair. No prior yoga experience is necessary. Call Natalie DiMauro at 941-423-5409 to register. Please makes checks pay able to Goodwill Manasota. The Early Bird Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a fundraising Pancake Breakfast with Santa from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Dec. 13 at Buffalo Wings & Rings, 1081 W. Price Blvd. at Toledo Blade, North Port. Breakfast includes allyou-can-eat pancakes, as well as sausage, coffee and milk or juice, for $5. Santa will be on hand for pictures. All are invited. Tickets can be obtained at Caddy Carts, or just show up that morning. Proceeds benet free programs for local children. Steve Sachkar is the publisher of the North Port Sun. Email him at ssachkar@ or fax business information to 941-429-3007.Miami Crepes Catering now has Sunday brunch Steve Sachkar | BUSINESS NEWS BRIEFSECB puts off stimulus decision amid oil slumpFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) The European Central Bank is getting ready to offer more stimulus for the struggling eurozone economy but expects to make a decision only early next year after it assesses the impact of sharply lower oil prices, President Mario Draghi said Thursday. Draghi is facing skepticism within the board of the ECB particularly from German ofcials on whether to approve a more drastic stimulus program, such as large-scale purchases of government bonds. After agreeing to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.05 percent, as expected, the ECB did not unveil new stimulus programs on Thursday. Rather, Draghi said the ECB will reassess in the rst months of 2015 the success of its existing stimulus programs and the impact of the recent plunge in oil prices on the economy of the 18-country euro bloc.Average Affordable Care premiums going up in 2015WASHINGTON (AP) Many people covered under President Barack Obamas health care law will face higher premiums next year, the administration acknowledged Thursday. While the average increases are modest, its more fodder for the nations political battles over health care. Ofcials stressed that millions of current customers can mitigate the nancial hit if theyre willing to shop around for another plan in a more competitive online marketplace. Subsidies will also help cushion the impact. Its currently taking an average of 30 minutes for returning customers to update their coverage. Premiums for the most popular type of plan are going up an average of 5 percent in the 35 states where the federal government is running the health insurance exchanges, said a report from the Health and Human Services Department.Barnes & Noble, Microsoft end Nook dealNEW YORK (AP) Bookseller Barnes & Noble said Thursday it is ending its commercial agreement with Microsoft for its Nook e-book reader ahead of its planned Nook spinoff. The news came as the largest U.S. traditional bookseller reported second-quarter net income that missed expectations. Shares fell nearly 13 per cent in premarket trading. Barnes & Noble, beset by tough competition from online retailers like Amazon and discount stores like Walmart, said in June that it plans to split off its money-losing Nook e-reader division as it looks to boost shareholder value. In 2012 Microsoft paid $300 million for a 17.6 per cent stake in Barnes & Nobles college bookstores and Nook business. On Thursday Barnes & Noble said it will buy out Microsofts stake in the business for $125 million. The company also said the spinoff could occur by the end of August 2015. NEW YORK (AP) The stock market posted slight losses Thursday after European Central Bank ofcials decided to delay any stimulus for the struggling continent until next year. Investors also braced for the release of Fridays closely watched U.S. jobs report. Stocks had been solidly lower much of the day, but did recover some of their losses after news outlets reported that the European Central Bank would consid er a large stimulus package for next month. Earlier comments from ECB President Mario Draghi were initially inter preted to mean the bank wouldnt act until next year, but by late Thursday consensus was building that stimulus was imminent. The ECB and Draghi basically said, we dont know what we are doing yet, but when we do it next month, its going to be big, said Ian Winer, head of equity trading at Wedbush Securities. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 12.52 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,900.10. It was down nearly 100 points earlier in the day. The Standard & Poors 500 index fell 2.41 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,071.92 and the Nasdaq composite fell 5.04 points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,769.44.Stocks slip on ECB stimulus speculation 0 0


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Page 8 WIRE The Sun /Friday, December 5, 2014 Publication date: 12/5/14 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 TABLE657783847873 TODAY Sunny to partly cloudy82 / 6420% chance of rainSunshine and some clouds; a shower82 / 6130% chance of rain SATURDAY Mostly sunny and beautiful80 / 580% chance of rain SUNDAY Mostly sunny; a nice afternoon77 / 540% chance of rain MONDAY Partly sunny and beautiful74 / 525% chance of rain TUESDAYAir Quality Index readings as of ThursdayMain pollutant: ozoneForecasts and graphics, except for the WINK-TV 5-day forecast, provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Punta Gorda through 5 p.m. Thursday24 hours through 5 p.m. Thursday 0.00 Month to date Trace Normal month to date 0.23 Year to date 51.97 Normal year to date 49.10 Record 2.21 (2009) High/Low 83/60 Normal High/Low 78/56 Record High 87 (1994) Record Low 35 (1989) Today Sat. Today Sat. Today Sat.Apalachicola 73 58 pc 74 56 pc Bradenton 79 64 s 78 62 pc Clearwater 78 64 s 77 63 pc Coral Springs 81 69 s 80 63 pc Daytona Beach 78 61 sh 78 58 pc Fort Lauderdale 81 72 s 80 66 pc Fort Myers 83 66 s 83 62 pc Fort Pierce 79 64 sh 80 59 pc Gainesville 78 57 pc 79 56 pc Jacksonville 75 55 pc 77 55 pc Key Largo 80 72 s 79 68 pc Key West 80 71 s 79 68 pc Kissimmee 78 63 s 79 61 pc Lakeland 79 62 s 80 60 pc Melbourne 78 65 sh 79 61 pc Miami 82 71 s 81 66 pc Naples 82 65 s 81 62 pc Ocala 78 59 pc 79 58 pc Okeechobee 78 63 s 79 57 pc Orlando 80 62 s 81 62 pc Panama City 74 56 pc 73 52 pc Pensacola 72 57 c 75 50 pc Pompano Beach 81 71 s 80 65 pc St. Augustine 73 59 sh 74 58 pc St. Petersburg 78 64 s 78 63 pc Sanford 79 62 s 80 60 pc Sarasota 79 63 s 78 60 pc Tallahassee 77 54 pc 78 56 pc Tampa 79 64 s 79 63 pc Titusville 77 62 sh 77 59 pc Vero Beach 77 63 sh 78 58 pc West Palm Beach 81 69 pc 80 64 pc Winter Haven 79 63 s 80 62 pcToday 12:49a 8:56a 3:42p 7:32p Sat. 1:23a 9:36a 4:25p 8:05p Today 2:19p 7:12a --5:48p Sat. 12:00a 7:52a 3:02p 6:21p Today 1:24p 5:33a 11:05p 4:09p Sat. 2:07p 6:13a 11:39p 4:42p Today 1:21a 9:25a 4:14p 8:01p Sat. 1:55a 10:05a 4:57p 8:34p Today 12:34p 5:51a 10:15p 4:27p Sat. 1:17p 6:31a 10:49p 5:00p ENE 8-16 1-3 Light NE 8-16 2-4 Light 82/64 79/64 79/64 82/68 81/65 83/66 80/63 83/64 82/64 81/65 82/64 79/63 79/63 80/63 81/63 78/64 79/63 79/66 81/64 80/64 80/63 79/63 80/64 78/62 79/63 78/64 81/68 82/65 82/6567 Pollen Index readings as of Thursday Today Sat. 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Today Sat.Albuquerque 57 36 pc 57 35 c Anchorage 30 23 pc 29 25 c Atlanta 66 56 c 70 43 r Baltimore 45 42 r 55 37 r Billings 37 24 c 43 29 s Birmingham 74 59 pc 69 44 r Boise 52 38 pc 50 33 r Boston 40 37 c 55 37 r Buffalo 41 35 c 38 25 r Burlington, VT 34 32 pc 39 21 sn Charleston, WV 56 53 r 58 34 r Charlotte 55 45 c 63 42 r Chicago 39 32 r 37 25 pc Cincinnati 51 49 r 50 30 r Cleveland 41 39 r 41 29 r Columbia, SC 64 48 c 70 46 c Columbus, OH 46 45 r 47 31 r Concord, NH 34 28 pc 41 29 r Dallas 76 47 r 61 43 pc Denver 53 32 pc 50 35 pc Des Moines 43 27 c 39 25 pc Detroit 40 32 c 41 26 r Duluth 29 8 c 23 15 s Fairbanks 10 -3 sf 0 -6 pc Fargo 27 5 s 23 17 s Hartford 42 36 c 51 36 r Helena 35 22 c 38 27 pc Honolulu 81 69 pc 81 69 s Houston 77 62 sh 73 55 c Indianapolis 45 37 r 42 27 r Jackson, MS 76 62 c 71 44 sh Kansas City 47 33 r 42 30 pc Knoxville 64 53 c 62 39 r Las Vegas 62 50 pc 66 46 pc Los Angeles 69 56 pc 70 56 pc Louisville 60 55 r 56 33 r Memphis 69 57 r 58 40 c Milwaukee 39 30 c 35 26 pc Minneapolis 34 16 c 25 18 s Montgomery 78 56 pc 76 44 sh Nashville 68 59 sh 63 38 sh New Orleans 76 61 c 76 53 sh New York City 46 45 c 54 38 r Norfolk, VA 55 46 c 63 43 r Oklahoma City 64 42 r 53 37 pc Omaha 47 24 pc 40 26 pc Philadelphia 46 45 r 56 39 r Phoenix 75 58 pc 76 54 c Pittsburgh 46 43 r 49 30 r Portland, ME 34 31 pc 49 32 r Portland, OR 50 43 r 54 40 c Providence 44 37 c 57 35 r Raleigh 55 45 c 62 43 r Salt Lake City 55 39 pc 54 37 c St. Louis 52 37 r 44 31 pc San Antonio 77 59 sh 69 53 c San Diego 69 56 pc 69 55 pc San Francisco 64 56 r 63 54 pc Seattle 52 43 r 53 41 sh Washington, DC 50 47 r 58 40 r Amsterdam 43 38 r 46 38 s Baghdad 72 52 pc 72 53 pc Beijing 40 19 s 37 23 pc Berlin 38 32 c 37 32 c Buenos Aires 84 69 s 88 68 s Cairo 80 58 s 77 57 s Calgary 26 17 c 38 29 pc Cancun 83 70 s 84 70 s Dublin 42 36 s 48 40 sh Edmonton 14 11 s 18 11 pc Halifax 27 24 s 45 40 r Kiev 26 18 s 28 23 c London 43 32 pc 44 38 s Madrid 51 32 s 50 33 s Mexico City 74 44 pc 72 45 pc Montreal 29 24 pc 37 16 sn Ottawa 29 23 pc 36 11 sn Paris 41 33 c 42 31 pc Regina 14 5 pc 23 16 pc Rio de Janeiro 79 71 r 81 71 r Rome 62 51 sh 61 50 r St. Johns 29 21 pc 31 27 pc San Juan 84 73 t 84 72 s Sydney 83 69 t 75 69 t Tokyo 54 39 pc 50 38 pc Toronto 39 33 pc 40 23 c Vancouver 45 38 c 48 38 r Winnipeg 15 -3 pc 16 11 pc 82/64High ....................... 84 at Naples, FLLow ................ -13 at Embarrass, MNFt. Myers 83/66 sun none Punta Gorda 83/61 part cldy none Sarasota 79/63 sun none Full Dec 6 Last Dec 14 New Dec 21 First Dec 28 Today 5:14 p.m. 6:02 a.m. Saturday 6:05 p.m. 6:58 a.m. Today 7:03 a.m. 5:35 p.m. Saturday 7:04 a.m. 5:35 p.m. Today 4:01a 10:15a 4:28p 10:41p Sat. 4:53a 11:06a 5:19p 11:32p Sun. 5:46a 11:59a 6:12p ----(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. WEATHER/STATE NEWS CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) Wind gusts and sluggish fuel valves conspired to keep NASAs new Orion spacecraft on the launch pad Thursday, delaying a crucial test ight meant to revitalize human exploration. NASA aimed for another shot Friday morning as tens of thousands of disappointed and weary launch guests hustled out. The weather report was iffy forecasters expected higher winds, clouds and rain but managers were optimistic the wind direction would shift in their favor. United Launch Alliances Dan Collins, whos in charge of the unmanned Delta IV rocket, said he was condent the valve trouble, seen before on a previous mission, could be quickly overcome. The team was absolutely on their game, listening to everything the rocket was telling us, and it ultimately told us it wasnt ready to go today, Collins told reporters. And so well go make sure weve got a happy rocket and send Orion off to a very, very successful test ight. Orion is how NASA hopes to send astronauts on round trips to Mars in the decades ahead. This inaugural ight, while just 4 12 hours, will send the unmanned capsule 3,600 miles into space. Its the rst attempt to send a spacecraft capable of carrying humans beyond a couple hundred miles of Earth since the Apollo moon program. NASAs new countdown clock making its debut alongside Orion got a workout as problem after problem cropped up in the nal four minutes Thursday. The initial launch was delayed by excessive wind and a cargo ship believed to be in the launch-danger zone; it later turned out the ship was in a safe spot. Then the valve trouble cropped up in the rockets rststage boosters. It was a roller coaster: Were going, were not going, said Sarah McNulty, a space educator who was helping NASA escort the several-hundred news media on hand. Im running on no hours of sleep, zero, zero hours. An estimated 27,000 guests gathered for the historic send-off roads leading into Kennedy Space Center were packed well before dawn and the atmosphere was reminiscent of the shuttle-ying days. Go Orion!! urged a hotel billboard in nearby Cocoa Beach. Astronauts in attendance included Anna Fischer, one of NASAs original spacewomen, and now assigned to the Orion program. She too was disappointed by the delay, but said Its way more important to have a successful ight. It was so much fun to come out here and have that same atmosphere as before a shuttle launch, Fisher said. We really miss that. Thats why were here. This is what we love. Orion is aiming for two orbits on this inaugural run, reaching a peak altitude of 3,600 miles, high enough to ensure a 20,000 mph re-entry at a scorching 4,000 degrees. Splashdown will be in the Pacic off the Mexican Baja coast, where Navy ships are waiting. The $370 million test ight excluding the price of the capsule, which will be reused in a launch abort test covers all delay-associated costs for the near term, according to ofcials.NASA scrubs Orion launch; will try again Friday AP PHOTONASAs Orion spacecraft, atop a United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket, sits on the launch pad before its rst scheduled unmanned orbital test ight was canceled Thursday. | STATE NEWS BRIEFSSatanic temple approved for Capitol holiday displayTALLAHASSEE (News Service of Florida) The Satanic Temple is being welcomed this year inside Floridas Capitol. And along with a pair of nativity scenes and other secular presentations, Festivus, a non-commer cial festival for the rest of us, is close to coming back as a 6-foot stack of empty beer cans. The Florida Department of Management Services this week approved the proposed holiday display from the Satanic Temple, which a year ago was rejected because the agency said its proposal was grossly offensive. The temples entry was one of ve displays that got approval to be put up in the rst-oor rotunda of the Capitol for the endof-year holiday period. Two additional requested displays, including one to mark the sitcom-created Festivus holiday, are pending nal approval.Police: Anger management talk ends with assaultOCALA (AP) Police in central Florida say a man faces domestic battery charges after assaulting a woman during a discussion about anger management classes. The incident happened Tuesday night in a motel room in Ocala. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the 53-year-old woman and 44-year-old George Robert Pineda were discussing their futures while consuming alcohol. According to police, the woman mentioned that Pineda should take anger management classes. She told police he then started screaming profanities at her, grabbed her neck and choked her. She says she eventually pushed him away and when he fell asleep, she ran out and called police. Police say she had scratch marks on her neck. Pineda denied touching the woman and was taken to jail. Court records show he has several convictions, including aggravated battery.Young adults earn less, live with parents moreORLANDO (AP) Young adults in Florida earn less, are less likely to marry and are more likely to be living with their parents compared to young Floridians in decades past. New gures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show things are tougher for Floridians between ages 18 and 34 than they were for young adults in 1980, 1990 and 2000. For starters, median earnings for young Floridians in 2013 was around $30,000, down from around $34,000 in 2000 and even $32,000 in 1980, when adjusted for ination. More than a third of young Floridians are living with their parents, up from around 22 percent in the three previous decades. Almost 70 percent of young Floridians in 2013 had never married, compared to around half in 2000 and 40 percent in 1980.Navy: Recruit, 20, dies in training near ChicagoCHICAGO (AP) U.S. Navy ofcials say a 20-year-old recruit has died following a training event at a Chicago-area naval station. Naval Service Training Command spokesman Lt. Matthew Comer said Wednesday that Andrew Adams of Sarasota, Fla., lost consciousness during downtime Monday at the Naval Station Great Lakes north of Chicago. He says Adams was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead. His cause of death isnt known. Comer says Adams completed a capstone training event Sunday and had been in training since Oct. 7. He was scheduled to graduate Friday and was going to be an avionics technician.Would-be scammers send police chief fake checkST. PETERSBURG (AP) Someone tried to scam the St. Petersburg police chief by sending him a fake check. 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SPORTSFriday, December 5, 2014 @ S unCoastSports SunCoastSportsBlog .com Sports Editor: Mark Lawrence INDEX | Lottery 2 | Preps 2 | Away at college 2 | NFL 3 | Golf 3 | Quick hits 3 | College basketball 4 | NBA 4 | NHL 4 | MLB 5 | Scoreboard 5 | College football 6 WEST PALM BEACHAt rst glance Jim McElwain may not come off as such a ashy hire for the Florida Gators. Hes 52, and hes worked the last three years at Colorado State, which to the hottest high school recruits on this side of the country must sound like Siberia. Then you take a look at the 10-2 Mountain West team he has built basically from scratch. Theres a brilliant wide receiver on that roster, Rashard Higgins, who catches your eye, not only because he leads major college football in touchdown catches with 17 but because he sports a stylish at-top fade with a blond streak. McElwain liked this guy, spotlight personality and all, when nobody else but Louisiana Tech was chasing him. He went to Texas to get the kid. Then he plugged Higgins into his pro-style offense and the two of them have conjured up some real magic together, in combination with quarterback Garrett Grayson, a nalist for the Manning Award. The point is that hidden inside that basic 29-year coachs prole is an edgy innovator. Well call him Jimmy Mac. Well expect him to get better By DAVE GEORGECOX NEWSPAPERS COLLEGE FOOTBALL: CommentaryUFs new coach houses edgy, innovative sideMcElwains magicAP FILE PHOTOFlorida hired Colorado States Jim McElwain as its coach Thursday. While McElwain may not come o as a ashy hire for the Gators, hidden behind the 29-year coachs prole is an edgy innovator. GATORS | 6 INSIDENebraska hires Oregon States Riley to replace Pelini, PAGE 6 UCF thwarts East Carolinas rally with last-second score, PAGE 6 NORTH PORT It looked as though the North Port High School girls soccer teams luck would eventually run out. Visiting Braden River was making its living on the Bobcats side of the eld, repeatedly kning through their defense and getting shot after shot off against goalkeeper Sabrina Murray. Sooner or later, it seemed, one of those shots would nd its mark. But North Ports luck never did run out; the Pirates did. The Bobcats nally got the ball off their defensive half in the nal 20 minutes, breaking through for a late goal that sprung them to a 1-0 win over their district foe on Thursday. Thats how it is sometimes in this game. They did a great job of controlling the ball and pressing us, but we held them out, North Port coach Lee Thomas said after his teams second win against Braden River this season. We GIRLS SOCCER: North Port 1, Braden River 0SUN PHOTO BY JOHN KERSTENNorth Port High Schools Arriana Guerra races to get possession of the ball against Braden Rivers Isabelle Vasquez on Thursday night in North Port.Bobcats outlast Braden RiverLate goal lifts North Port to win By JOSH VITALESPORTS WRITER UP NEXTNorth Port: at Sarasota, Monday, 7 p.m.LIKE US ON FACEBOOKWe regularly post shot of the day and face of the game photos at | 2 NPHS fires coachBy ROB SHORESPORTS WRITERLarry Detwiler was relieved of his duties as North Port High Schools football coach on Thursday, less than 10 months after taking over the program. Detwiler conrmed he was dismissed from his position after a meeting with school administrators on Thursday morning. He was 1-9 in his only season as North Ports coach; Detwiler was a long-time assistant coach at the school. He was named interim coach when Billy Huthman left last spring, then had the interim title removed on May 19, four days after the Bobcats 25-16 spring game victory against Lemon Bay. There were a lot of, I guess, variables, North Port athletic director Ryan LaVallee said. Larry did what we asked him to do. He did a great job, but the PREP FOOTBALL: North Port Manatee holds off TarponsBy CHUCK BALLAROSUN CORRESPONDENTPUNTA GORDA The Manatee High School girls basketball team used a 15-4 run in the first half to break free from Charlotte and hold on for its first win this season, a 48-40 victory in a nondistrict contest Thursday. Senior center ONeesha Shaw led the Hurricanes (1-4) with 14 points and seven rebounds. Eleven of her points came in the first half, with several scored during a run that turned an early 10-4 deficit into a five-point lead midway through the second quarter. Manatee would not trail again, although Mykelli Taylor kept the Tarpons within striking distance with her game-high 18 points, which included a layup that cut the lead to 36-33 after three quarters. But every time the Tarpons looked poised to cut the lead further, the Hurricanes responded. Bree Thomas had a pair of field goals in the fourth quarter, while Aja Nixon added four steals, including one that led to the clinching bucket that made it 46-38 with 1:54 left. We havent been able to respond to runs most of the year, so we did GIRLS BASKETBALL: Manatee 48, Charlotte 40 UP NEXTCharlotte: vs. Riverdale, today, 7 p.m.TARPONS | 2 COACH | 2ST. PETERSBURG And now there are two, the choice for the next Tampa Bay Rays manager down to Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu, with a decision possible today. Raul Ibanez, seeking to make an outside-the-box leap from player to manager, instead withdrew from the eld for family considerations, the Rays conrmed after the Tampa Bay Times reported it earlier Thursday. Ibanez said in a statement he was very appreciative of the opportunity to be considered, but at the heart of my decision is my desire to spend more time with my family. Baseball operations president Matt Silverman said the Rays fully understand and respect Ibanezs decision and contin ue to hold him in high regard. Ibanez, 42, married with ve kids and living in Seattle, notied the Rays last weekend of his intentions; he had been expected to interview Thursday, following Wakamatsu, who was in Tuesday, and Cash. We delayed announcing my decision because I did not want it to be a disruption in the Rays selection process, Ibanez said in the statement. I have the utmost respect for the organization and am condent they will hire the best-suited person for the Ibanez out; Wakamatsu, Cash are finalistsBy MARC TOPKINTAMPA BAY TIMES MLB: Tampa BayAP FILE PHOTORaul Ibanez withdrew as a candidate for the Tampa Bay Rays managerial opening on Thursday, leaving Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu as nalists for the job. RAYS | 5 rOBCA'rs%1 S ..}.; i :t t 'gin. c'"` y?'s>. y> s _C i J \V' .' `,k` l' n

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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. AWAY AT COLLEGE: Latavia GrahamGraham steps up for Edward WatersLatavia Graham keeps doing more on the volley ball court. By necessity, the DeSoto County High School graduate had to assume additional duties this season, as 14 of 20 players on the Edward Waters College team were underclassmen. Each year she gets better, coach Marilyn Mack said. She was actually the only returning starter. She had to step up a lot more. She had to lead us. The junior outside hitter nished third on the team with 96 kills and fourth with 84 digs. She was third in blocks and points for the Tigers, whose 12 wins were double their total last year. With 12 freshmen on the squad, Graham had to spread her talent around. Shes there all the time, Mack said. Wherever shes needed, she steps up. Graham twice had a season high of 11 kills. But her hitting percentage has been low the past two seasons after a strong freshman year, when she was second on the squad in kills. I wasnt getting set enough, Graham said about her hitting. I just contributed in other areas. The game isnt all about hitting. Her service game was ne, Mack said, noting, She was one of our best servers. Graham was effective despite not having her serve where she wants it. I was trying to change my serve a little bit, she said. I was trying to do more of a jump serve. It wasnt consistent. I am trying to go back to what I had before, a set stance and toss. Mack also said Graham did great on defense, posting a season high of 13 digs. She had to do a little more leading and making sure everybody was in the right position. Graham already is planning her offseason training so that she can produce even more during her nal year. Im trying to do more running and more agility drills to get quicker on my feet, she said.By BARBARA BOXLEITNERSUN CORRESPONDENTDeSoto County graduate takes on bigger role were just down in the rst half. We really didnt do a good job, werent aggressive, but we responded in the second half. The games only goal didnt appear on the scoreboard until the 74th minute. Sophomore Nina Troche sent a free kick into the box, freshman Arianna Guerra headed it and junior Mackenzie Combs took the ball out of the air with her left foot and volleyed it into the upper left corner of the net. The tally came at the end of a 15-minute stretch that saw the Bobcats take ve shots and had the opportunity for a few more. Thats what you have to do sometimes: just hang in there until you get your opportunities, Thomas said. And when you get them, you tell forwards and you tell players, You may only get one opportunity, two opportunities, so you have to make them count. And we did. It seemed like North Port might never get those chances early in the game. Braden River was the more aggressive team at The Preserve, controlling the ball on both offense and defense while taking 13 of the games rst 16 shots. The game looked especially lopsided early in the second half, when the Pirates took seven unanswered shots in the rst 13 minutes. But despite all their chances, they couldnt break through against Murray and her nine saves. We get ustered by aggressive teams who are rst to the ball, but as soon as we settled down and played to that level, we started getting better control and we started pushing, Thomas said. That was my message to them at halftime: all Im asking you to do is play to our level. And I think they did a good job of doing that.Contact Josh Vitale at 941-206-1122 or PAGE 1 TODAY Girls basketball Hardee at DeSoto County, 6 p.m. Island Coast at Venice, 7 p.m. Imagine at Saint Stephens, 7 p.m. Riverdale at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Port Charlotte at North Fort Myers, 7:30 p.m. Lemon Bay at Sebring, 7:30 p.m. Boys basketball North Fort Myers at Port Charlotte, 7 p.m. North Port at Palmetto, 7 p.m. Venice at Island Coast, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Riverdale, 7:30 p.m. DeSoto County at Hardee, 7:30 p.m. Sebring at Lemon Bay, 7:30 p.m. Girls soccer Lemon Bay at Ida Baker, 7:30 p.m. Venice at Timberwolf Classic Showcase, TBA Boys soccer Imagine at First Baptist Academy, 4:30 p.m. Okeechobee at DeSoto County, 7 p.m. Ida Baker at Lemon Bay, 7:30 p.m. Girls weightlifting Charlotte, Port Charlotte, Lemon Bay, DeSoto County, Venice at LaBelle Invitational, 6 p.m. Wrestling Charlotte at Gary Freis Duals, Fort Myers, 4 p.m. Venice at Weeki Wachee Duals, Weeki Wachee High School, Weeki Wachee, 3 p.m.PREP SCHEDULE SUN PHOTO BY JOHN KERSTENNorth Port High Schools Mackenzie Combs takes a shot on goal during the rst half against Braden River on Thursday night in North Port. Combs scored the lone goal in the Bobcats 1-0 win.results were 1-9 and we won by a point the one game we won. Everything wasnt working. He said the decision was an administrative one from the principal down. The timing of the announcement was a little odd, something LaVallee admitted he didnt have an answer to. The Bobcats nished their season nearly a month ago with a 51-26 loss at Hardee on Nov. 7. The decision caught Detwiler by surprise. I was shocked, Detwiler said. Im still processing. I wasnt given any real reason. I went in because I confronted them because Id heard rumors they were soliciting my job. We sat down and confronted and they said were losing too many athletes and we need to win. North Port has never had a winning football season since the school opened in 2001. Detwilers ouster means the Bobcats will take the eld in 2015 with their fourth coach in four seasons. LaVallee said the school would start its job search immediately. He said the school would accept resumes through December, and indicated the new coach would come from outside the program a radical departure for a school who has always replaced from within. Im 100 percent sure (the replacement) is going to come from outside the program, LaVallee said. Detwiler will remain a history teacher at North Port and expects to remain as an assistant coach on the schools track team, where he coaches throwers.Contact Rob Shore at 941-206-1174 or shore@sun-herald.comCOACHFROM PAGE 1 a good job with that, Manatee coach Betty Tracy said. Our two senior leaders did real well tonight. Senior Jada Guion scored 12 for Manatee, while Thomas had eight points and six rebounds on a night where the Hurricanes shot just 6 of 15 from the foul line. Charlotte coach Mike Robishaw said it was a situation where his team which also shot under 50 percent from the line couldnt do the little things like box out for rebounds against a bigger opponent like Manatee. We kept getting beat down the floor and when that happens, its tough to get over that hill when youre down by four points, Robishaw said. We cant keep trading point for point at the end of the game. Robishaw said his team needs to get things straight quickly with a district game coming tonight at home against Riverdale. We need to keep working to put those pieces of the puzzle together, Robishaw said. We know what we need to do. We need to rebound and get back on defense. Nothing is handed to us. We have to be ready and battle. MANATEE 48, CHARLOTTE 40Manatee 14 13 9 12 48 Charlotte 14 9 10 7 40 Manatee (48): ONeesha Shaw 14, Jada Guion 12, Thomas 8, Watson 6, Armer 6, Nixon 2. Totals: 20(2) 6-15 48. Charlotte (40): Mykelli Taylor 18, Moses 6, Ka. Magaw 5, Kr. Magaw 4, Gonzalez 2, Kotlaski 2, Lamb 2, Massey 1, Totals: 15(2) 8-17 40.TARPONSFROM PAGE 1BRADEN RIVER North Port High Schools Gaspar Margaryan scored four goals including his rst less than two minutes into the contest as the Bobcats routed the Pirates 5-1 to stay unbeaten in District 4A11 boys soccer action. Margaryan netted his rst goal at 1:42 on a feed from Jake Sumaljag and added another in the 14th minute as the Bobcats (8-2-1, 7-0-0) got going early. Kevin Simontchik scored the nal goal for North Port, and Matteo Gregoire added two assists. Jason Thomas notched the lone goal for Braden River.Margaryan nets four for Bobcats PREP ROUNDUPSTAFF REPORT | 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.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: Sunday, 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.SOFTBALLEnglewood Mens Senior Softball League: Open practice sessions, 8:30 a.m., at Englewood Sports Complex adult softball fields. League play (Jan. through mid-March) is divided into Division 1 (60-and-up) and Division 2 (70-and-up). Division 1 practices Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Division 2 practices Tuesday and Thursday. Registration forms available at the Englewood Sports Complex office building. Call Richard 941-460-9645.The Community Calendar appears daily as space permits. 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The Sun /Friday, December 5, 2014 SP Page 3 | GOLF SCOREBOARDEuropean TourNEDBANK CHALLENGE At Gary Player Country Club Sun City, South Africa Purse: $6.5 million Yardage: 7,831; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round Ross Fisher, England 32-34 66 George Coetzee, South Africa 32-36 68 Marcel Siem, Germany 36-32 68 Alexander Levy, France 34-34 68 Tim Clark, South Africa 37-33 70 Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain 37-33 70 Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa 35-35 70 Stephen Gallacher, Scotland 35-35 70 Brooks Koepka, United States 34-36 70 Charl Schwartzel, South Africa 33-37 70 Danny Willett, England 34-37 71 Jonas Blixt, Sweden 36-35 71 Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand 37-34 71 Luke Donald, England 38-33 71 Shane Lowry, Ireland 38-34 72 Joost Luiten, Netherlands 34-38 72 Lee Westwood, England 37-35 72 K. Aphibarnrat, Thailand 34-38 72 Brendon Todd, United States 36-37 73 D. Van der Walt, South Africa 35-38 73 Pablo Larrazabal, Spain 37-36 73 Jaco Ahlers, South Africa 40-34 74 Martin Kaymer, Germany 38-36 74 Tommy Fleetwood, England 35-39 74 Jamie D onaldson, Wales 34-40 74 Marc Warren, Scotland 41-34 75PGA TourHERO WORLD CHALLENGE At Isleworth Golf and Country Club Windermere Purse: $3.5 million Yardage: 7,354; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round Jordan Spieth 31-35 66 Zach Johnson 37-30 67 Steve Stricker 34-33 67 Rickie Fowler 36-31 67 Henrik Stenson 34-33 67 Graeme McDowell 34-34 68 Hideki Matsuyama 36-32 68 Jimmy Walker 34-34 68 Matt Kuchar 37-32 69 Bubba Watson 34-35 69 Chris Kirk 37-33 70 Hunter Mahan 37-34 71 Jason Day 37-34 71 Keegan Bradley 34-38 72 Justin Rose 38-34 72 Billy Horschel 38-35 73 Patrick Reed 36-37 73 Tiger Woods 41-36 77WINDERMERE Tiger Woods returned to competition Thursday and it was like he never left except that he looked healthy. Woods ubbed four chips around the green, only had four birdie chances inside 20 feet and stumbled to a 5-over 77 in the opening round of the Hero World Challenge at Isleworth, his home course for the rst 16 years of his pro career. He was in last place among the 18-man eld, 11 shots behind Jordan Spieth, who is coming off a runaway win last week in the Australian Open. One of those days where nothing went my way, Woods said. The score was not nearly as signicant as his health in what has been a lost year for Woods because of back problems. He had surgery a week before the Masters that kept him out for three months. He had not played since Aug. 9 at the PGA Championship because of lingering back issues, and the need to build up his muscle structure. Woods missed the cut at Congressional in June in his rst tournament after back surgery. This time, he is coming back from injury and he is working with a new coach. In that respect, the score was not a surprise. It was the 10th time in 12 rounds that he failed to break par since his rst return in June. Today was weird, Woods said. I didnt feel like I hit it that bad. My short game was awful. Didnt make anything. ... Bad chips, bad putts and a couple of missed shots on the front nine on the wrong side compounded the problem. Fisher takes 2-shot lead at Nedbank Challenge: In Sun City, South Africa, Ross Fisher opened the 2015 European Tour season with a 6-under 66 to lead the Nedbank Golf Challenge after the first round. Fisher last won on the tour in South Africa in March, and the E nglishman f elt right at home at Sun City with four birdies on the front nine and three on the back. Hes two shots clear of a three-way tie for second between South African George Coetzee, Germanys Marcel Siem and Frenchman Alexander Levy. Siem had the shot of the day when he holed out from the fairway for an eagle on the par-4 No. 17, which won him a new car. Defending champion Thomas Bjorn was last following an error-strewn 8-over 80. U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer started with a 74.Tiger stumbles in return to links GOLF ROUNDUP BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSAP PHOTOTiger Woods, right, looks toward the green on the seventh hole at the Hero World Challenge on Thursday in Windermere. BOWE, MANCINI HEAD BOXING HALLS NEW CLASSCANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) Riddick Bowe, who beat undisputed champion Evander Holyeld to win the heavyweight boxing title in 1992, and popular lightweight champion Ray Boom Boom Mancini have been selected for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Also selected were featherweight champion Prince Naseem Hamed of England, light yweight champion Yoko Gushiken of Japan, manager Rafael Mendoza of Mexico, referee Steve Smoger of Norfolk, Virginia, journalist Nigel Collins of England, and broadcaster Jim Lampley of Asheville, North Carolina. Posthumous honorees include Japanese yweight Masao Ohba, middleweight Ken Overlin of Decatur, Illinois, and publicist John F.X. Condon of New York City. Inductees were selected by the Boxing Writers Association and a panel of international boxing historians. The induction ceremony will be held June 14 at the Hall of Fame in upstate New York.AUTO RACINGIndyCar legend Foyt released from hospital: In Houston, four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt was released from a Houston hospital more than three weeks after triple-bypass heart surgery. Spokeswoman Anne Fornoro said Foyt was released from Baylor-St. Lukes Medical Center on Tuesday and is recovering at home. She said the Nov. 12 surgery was successful, but he developed serious complications and was kept on a ventilator for eight days to allow his lungs to recover full function. Kyle Petty will join NBC Sports Networks broadcast team for next years NASCAR coverage. The former Cup driver had been an analyst on the networks NASCAR America show this season. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won NASCARs prestigious Myers Brothers Award given to a person who makes significant contributions to the sport.OLYMPICSUSA Gymnastics to split 2016 trials: USA Gymnastics is tweaking the run-up to the 2016 Summer Games by splitting the mens and womens Olympic trials. The mens trials will be held June 23-26, 2016 in St. Louis in conjunction with the womens national championships. The women will have their own separate Olympic trials in San Jose, California July 8-10. SOCCERHoward wins player of year award: In San Francisco, goalkeeper Tim Howard won the 2014 Player of the Year award for his work with the U.S. national team. It is the first time Howard has won the presti gious honor given to a U.S. team member by Futbol de Primera. Howard received 101 first-place votes from a panel of journalists nationwide for a total of 363 points. He beat out Jermaine Jones, who had 160 points, and Clint Dempsey (147). The Seattle Sounders signed coach Sigi Schmid to a multi-year contract coming off the best season in franchise history. Seattle general manager Adrian Hanauer announced the new contract. Schmid joined Seattle before its inaugural 2009 season and has led the team to three U.S. Open Cup titles and this years Supporters Shield as the best team in the regular season. Spanish football clubs must commit to eradi cating violent groups among their fans or face fines and penalties, league president Javier Tebas said. Tebas planned to draft a list of clubs that collaborate with radical ultra groups, and proposed sanctions including points deductions or relegation. | QUICK HITS NFL NOTEBOOK Ravens Ngata draws drug suspensionBALTIMORE Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was suspended without pay for four games Thursday for violating the NFLs policy on performance-enhancing substances. Ngata will miss the rest of the regular season but will be eligible for the playoffs, the league said. Ngata said in a statement released by the team that he took Adderall, a drug used to treat attention decit hyperactivity disorder. I made a mistake, and I own this, he said. The suspension costs Baltimore one of its defensive stars as the Ravens compete for a playoff berth. Theyre 112 games behind the Bengals in the AFC North and one of six 7-5 teams tied for the second wild-card spot. Clowney out for season: Top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney will have a second surgery on his right knee, ending his rookie season for the Houston Texans after three games. Clowney visited Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola on Wednesday to have the knee examined. This guys been injured and its time to clean it up and get him back to feeling good and get him back on the field as soon as we can, Houston coach Bill OBrien said. The outside linebacker was injured in Week 1 and had arthroscopic surgery Sept. 8. He has played three games since then, but has never completely recovered from the procedure and said last week that hes still in a lot of pain. Source says Peterson hearing over after 2 hours: Adrian Petersons appeal hearing concluded in New York after about two hours, with the primary focus on testimony from NFL executive Troy Vincent, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press. Peterson is seeking reinstatement after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him for the final six games of the regular season for violating the leagues personal conduct policy. Goodell also told Peterson he will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15. 49ers OC Roman moving forward: In Santa Clara, Calif., offensive coordinator Greg Roman has moved on from a critical Twitter post last week by the daughter of his boss, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. After a 19-3 loss to the Seahawks last Thursday night, Cassie Baalke called for Roman to be gone before quickly deleting her tweet and later shutting down her account altogether.BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA When Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn was lost for the season after one game, second-year pro Will Gholston had a huge oppor tunity, stepping into a starting role after showing promise at the end of his rookie year. Three months later, as Gholston returns to his hometown as the Bucs play in Detroit, he is back on the bench, having gone without a sack since Week 2, with a total of four tackles in the last four games as his playing time has diminished. Will will tell you hes anxious to get his starting spot back, which you want him to do, coach Lovie Smith said. He has a role for us, and of course, he gives us some special-teams play, too. Hes doing a lot of things for us. Love having him on the team. Gholston, still just 23, has given way to another young pass-rusher, Jacquies Smith, 24, who was claimed off waivers from the Bills when Clayborn was injured. Smith has produced well, with four sacks in the past ve games, most among Bucs defensive ends. Gholston has played fewer than 30 snaps in each of the past three games, but has used his 6-foot-6, 281-pound frame to provide depth at tackle as well as end. In any situation, when youre asked to do something, you have to be able to do it, to step up to the challenge of playing a role, said Gholston, who already has 34 tackles, four more than his rookie total. Thats really what Ive tried to do, to do the best I can do with the snaps that I do get. A fourth-round draft pick after his junior year at Michigan State, Gholston has made believers out of his teammates he didnt have a tackle in Sundays loss to the Bengals, but he batted down a pass at the line of scrimmage, putting his wingspan to good use. Once he really gures it out and starts to put it all together, it could get scary, teammate Gerald McCoy said. Hes a really big guy who has one of the best long arms Ive ever seen when he uses it right. Last year, when Gholston and the Bucs went to Detroit in Week 12, it sparked a run of strong play to nish his rookie season. He had just eight tackles after the Lions game, then had 22 in the nal ve games of the season, active in stopping opposing runners at the line of scrimmage. NFL: Tampa BayAP FILE PHOTOTampa Bay Buccaneers defensive linemen William Gholston (92) and Gerald McCoy (93) celebrate after a sack of Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer on Nov. 2 in Cleveland. 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Page 4 SP The Sun /Friday, December 5, 2014 TAMPA Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist during Tampa Bays three-goal second period, Ben Bishop made 13 saves, and the Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-0 on Thursday night. Nikita Kucherov, Brenden Morrow, Jason Garrison and Brett Connolly had the other Tampa Bay goals. The Eastern Conferenceleading Lightning improved to 5-0-1 in the last six games, with its lone loss in a 2-1 shootout defeat at Buffalo on Tuesday. Buffalo, which had won six of seven, went 2212 minutes without a shot during one stretch before Rasmus Ristolainen got one with 3:41 left in the second. The Sabres, last in the Atlantic Division, are 1-13-1 when the opponent scores rst, and are pointless when trailing after the rst (0-10-0) and second (0-12-0) periods. After Stamkos was left alone near the post and scored his 16th goal of the season off a pass from Ryan Callahan at 4:28 of the second, Morrow made it 3-0 from in-close 71 seconds later. The Lightning went up 4-0 on Garrisons goal with 6:20 left in the period. Bishop made a nice save on Zemgus Girgensons late in the second. Kucherov opened the scoring 2:33 into the game when he redirected Radko Gudas shot past Jhonas Enroth. He has three goals and ve points during a ve-game point streak. Enroth was credited with a save on Tyler Johnsons shot during a 2-on-none that hit the post in the nal minute of the rst. There were three scrums through the midway point of the third that resulted in four ghting majors and six 10-minute misconducts. Connolly had a late third-period power-play goal. Stamkos got his second assist of the game on it.LIGHTNING 5, SABRES 0Bualo 0 0 0 0 LIGHTNING 1 3 1 5 First Period, LIGHTNING, Kucherov 10 (Gudas, Johnson), 2:33. Second Period, LIGHTNING, Stamkos 16 (Callahan, Killorn), 4:28. 3, Tampa Bay, Morrow 2 (Drouin, Sustr), 5:39. 4, LIGHT NING, Garrison 3 (Stamkos, Sustr), 13:40. Third Period, LIGHTNING, Connolly 5 (Filppula, Stamkos), 18:55 (pp). Shots on Goal Bualo 5-3-5. LIGHT NING 8-14-13. Goalies Bualo, Enroth. LIGHTNING, Bishop. A 17,767 (19,204). T 2:32. NHL: Tampa Bay 5, Bualo 0AP PHOTOThe Tampa Bay Lightnings Cedric Paquette (13) ghts with Bualos Zemgus Girgensons (28) during the third period Thursday in Tampa. The Lightning won 5-0. FIVE AND ALIVELightning power past Sabres with second-period outburst By MARK DIDTLERASSOCIATED PRESS BLUE JACKETS AT LIGHTNINGWHO: Columbus (8-15-2) at Tampa Bay (18-6-3) WHEN: Saturday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Amalie Arena, Tampa TV: Sun Sports RADIO: 970 AM TICKETS: Ticketmaster NHL ROUNDUP Columbus tips Panthers in shootout SUNRISE Ryan Johansen scored the winning goal in a shootout to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Boone Jenner, Cam Atkinson and Nick Foligno scored in regulation for Columbus and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 52 shots. Nick Bjugstad had two goals and an assist for the Panthers. Tomas Fleischmann had a goal and an assist, and Roberto Luongo made 17 saves. Johansens shot went over Luongos right shoulder in the fourth round of the shootout for the only score in the tiebreaker. The 55 shots were a season-high for the Panthers and also the most given up by Columbus. The Blue Jackets won for the second time in eight games and stretched their win streak against Florida to 10 games. The Panthers havent beaten Columbus since Nov. 21, 2007.BLUE JACKETS 4, PANTHERS 3, SOColumbus 2 1 0 0 4 Florida 0 3 0 0 3 Columbus won shootout 1-0 First Period1, Columbus, Foligno 11 (Hartnell, Prout), 1:07. 2, Columbus, Atkinson 8 (Rychel, Prout), 9:51. Second Period3, Columbus, Jenner 3 (Rychel, Atkin son), :51. 4, Florida, Fleischmann 2 (Huberdeau, Bjug stad), 2:54. 5, Florida, Bjugstad 9 (Fleischmann, Ekblad), 5:04. 6, Florida, Bjugstad 10 (Huberdeau, Gudbran son), 7:31 (pp). Third PeriodNone. OvertimeNone. ShootoutColumbus 1 (Atkinson NG, Calvert NG, Folig no NG, Johansen G), Florida 0 (Huberdeau NG, Jokinen NG, Boyes NG, Bjugstad NG). Shots on GoalColumbus 11-3-4-2. Florida 1319-19-4. GoaliesColumbus, Bobrovsky. Florida, Luongo. A7,788 (17,040). T 2:47.Capitals 2, Hurricanes 1: In Raleigh, N.C., Eric Fehr scored with 4:02 remaining and Washington beat Carolina. Jay Beagle scored an early goal and Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots for the Capitals. Washington, which had lost two in a row, moved back over .500 at 11-10-4. Canucks 3, Penguins 0: In Pittsburgh, Brad Richardson scored two goals and added an assist, and Eddie Lack posted his fifth NHL shutout to lift Vancouver to another road win. The Canucks, in the midst of a season-high, seven-game trip, won their league-best 11th road game. Vancouver, which has won five of six overall, beat the Penguins in Pittsburgh for the first time since Nov. 22, 2008. Devils 5, Maple Leafs 3: In Toronto, Mike Cammalleri and Eric Gelinas scored powerplay goals and New Jersey defeated Toronto. The Maple Leafs had earned points in five straight games. They hadnt lost in regulation since a 9-2 rout by Nashville on Nov. 18. Stephen Gionta, Steve Bernier and Adam Henrique had the other goals for New Jersey. Red Wings 5, Stars 2: In Detroit, Mich., Kyle Quincey fired in a long slap shot for his first goal of the season, and Detroit went on to beat Dallas. The drive beat goalie Jussi Rynnas 7:39 into the third period and gave Detroit a 4-2 lead. The Red Wings got back on track after a 4-3 loss to Florida on Tuesday snapped a four-game winning streak. Predators 4, Blues 3: In Nashville, Tenn., Mike Ribeiro scored the winning goal and had two assists, and Nashville spoiled goalie Martin Brodeurs debut with the Blues by beating St. Louis. The 42-year-old Brodeur made 20 saves in his first start for a team other than the New Jersey Devils. The Blues signed the four-time Vezina Trophy winner on Tuesday, tapping the NHLs goalie leader in games, wins and shutouts to help with Brian Elliott sidelined by a knee injury. Islanders 2, Senators 1: In Ottawa, Ontario, Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves in his franchise-record 11th straight victory, and the New York Islanders held on to beat Ottawa. Halak, 13-4 in his first season with the Islanders, broke the record held by Hall of Fame goalie Billy Smith, set in 1982. Casey Cizikas scored the winner for the surging Islanders (19-7), and Brock Nelson also scored. Former Senators captain Alfredsson retires: In Ottawa, Ontario, Former Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson has officially retired. The 41-year-old Swedish forward made the announcement at Ottawas Canadian Tire Centre, the rink he called home for most of his 18 seasons in the NHL. The Senators have signed their longtime captain to a one-day contract so he can skate in pre-game warm-ups with the team one last time tonight and take a ceremonial faceoff before they play the New York Islanders. He won a gold medal with Sweden at the 2006 Olympics in Turin as the teams leading scorer.BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SABRES AT PANTHERSWHO: Buffalo (9-15-2) at Florida (10-7-7) WHEN: Saturday, 7 p.m. WHERE: BB&T Center, Sunrise TICKETS: Ticketmaster MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Reserve guard Tim Quarterman scored 21 points and Josh Gray made the game-winning layup with 7.4 seconds left to help LSU upset No. 16 West Virginia 74-73 on Thursday night. Jarell Martin had 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Tigers (6-2), who overcame a 14-point decit in the second half. Keith Hornsby scored 15. West Virginia (7-1) was off to its best start since opening 11-0 during the 2009-10 Final Four season. The Mountaineers were led by Juwan Statens 17 points. Daxter Miles added 13 and Tarik Phillip had 12. West Virginia led 43-38 at halftime and extended its lead to 14 in the second half before LSU went on a 15-3 run to pull within three. Hornsby hit a 3-pointer and two free throws to tie the score at 58. West Virginia led 66-60 with 5:06 to go. Each team had held a onepoint lead until Gray made the decisive layup with 7.4 seconds left. Ahead by ve at halftime, West Virginia opened the second half with nine straight points to take a 52-38 lead with 18:07 to go. Six of the points came off LSU turnovers. LSU made just two eld goals in the nal 6:26 of the rst half. Appalachian St 67, Jacksonville 56: In Jacksonville, Frank Eaves scored 19 points, Jake Babic added 13 and Appalachian State pushed past Jacksonville. Chris Burgess and Dustin Clarke each chipped in 10 points for the Mountaineers (3-2), who shot 44.2 percent from the field and hit nine 3-pointers in rout to their third straight win. Eaves did most of his damage from the line, going 11 of 14 on free throws. Tab Hamilton hit a 3-pointer to ignite a late 10-2 run in the first half, pushing Appalachian States lead to 10 at the break. Jacksonville (2-7) chipped away to pull within three after Andris Misters free throws with 4:10 left, but Clarke and Babic each responded with 3-pointers to halt the rally. Misters led the Dolphins with 18 points, Tim Gill contributed 11 and Kori Babineaux had nine. Jacksonville was held to 17-of-45 shooting overall.Gray layup drops Mountaineers COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSAP PHOTOLSU forward Jarell Martin, right, is blocked by West Virginia forward Elijah Macon on Thursday in Morgantown, W.Va. LSU defeated No. 16 West Virginia 74-73. STATE SCHEDULETODAY Florida International at Louisville, 7 p.m. Florida at Kansas, 9 p.m. SATURDAY North Florida at Purdue, 2 p.m. Central Florida at Florida State, 2 p.m. Green Bay at Miami, 2 p.m. South Florida at Detroit, 3 p.m. Jacksonville at BethuneCookman, 4 p.m. Stetson at Davidson, 4 p.m. Florida A&M at South Carolina State, 4 p.m. NEW YORK Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 37 points, including a layup with 10 seconds left after a timeout he didnt seem to want, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 90-87 on Thursday night for their season-best fth straight victory. Irving carried the Cavs most of the game before LeBron James had ve straight points late that helped Cleveland pull it out. James nished with 19 points and 12 assists. Carmelo Anthony ended a 4-for-19 night by missing a 3-pointer in the nal seconds as the Knicks dropped their sixth straight and fell to 4-16. Tim Hardaway Jr. added 20 points and Amare Stoudemire had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Knicks. New York, which spoiled James rst game back in Cleveland with a 95-90 victory on Oct. 30, couldnt hold on after leading by seven in the nal quarter. James, content to be a passer much of the game, nailed a 3-pointer for an 86-85 lead with 3:54 left, then helped force a turnover and turned it into a fast-break dunk for a three-point lead with 3:25 to go. Stoudemires basket cut it to one, and the teams traded misses until Cleveland had the ball with under a half-minute left and Irving dribbling in the frontcourt. Irving ignites Cavs in victory NBA ROUNDUP Guard scores season-high 37 pointsBy BRIAN MAHONEYASSOCIATED PRESS T 4aT'` 1


The Sun /Friday, December 5, 2014 SP Page 5 Sports on TVAUTO RACING9 p.m. FS1 NASCAR, Sprint Cup Awards Cere mony, at Las Vegas (same-day tape)COLLEGE FOOTBALL7 p.m. ESPN2 Mid-American Conference, championship, N. Illinois vs. Bowling Green, at Detroit 9 p.m. FOX Pac-12 Conference, championship, Oregon vs. Arizona, at Santa Clara, Calif.GOLF2 p.m. TGC PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge, second round, at Windermere, Fla. 3 a.m. TGC European PGA Tour, Nedbank Chal lenge, third round, at Sun City, South AfricaMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL7 p.m. ESPN Texas at Kentucky ESPNEWS Wyoming at SMU 9 p.m. ESPN Florida at Kansas 9:30 p.m. ESPNU Missouri at OklahomaMENS COLLEGE HOCKEY8 p.m. NBCSN Boston College at New Hamp shire 9 p.m. ESPNEWS Penn St. at WisconsinNBA8:30 p.m. SUN Miami at Milwaukee 9 p.m. FSFL Orlando at UtahGlantz-Culver LineNCAA FOOTBALLTonight Conference Championships Mid-American At DetroitFAVORITE O T O/U UNDERDOG N. Illinois 6 6 (62) Bowl. GreenPac-12 At Santa Clara, Calif.Oregon 13 14 (73) ArizonaTomorrowat UConn 11 12 (45) SMU at TCU 32 34 (68) Iowa St. Temple 3 3 (44) at Tulane at Cincinnati 6 7 (57) Houston at Baylor 9 7 (66) Kan. St. at Oklahoma 20 21 (60) Okla. St.Conference Championships Conference USAat Marshall 14 11 (68) La. TechSoutheastern At AtlantaAlabama 14 14 (48) MissouriAtlantic Coast At Charlotte, N.C.FSU 4 4 (61) Ga. TechBig Ten At IndianapolisWisconsin 4 4 (52) Ohio St.Mountain Westat Boise St. 19 22 (68) Fresno St.NFLSundayFAVORITE O T O/U UNDERDOG at Miami 3 2 (45) Baltimore at Cincinnati 3 3 (47) Pittsburgh Indianapolis 3 3 (50) at Cleveland Houston 3 5 (42) at Jsonvilleat Tennessee PkPk(46) N.Y. Giantsat New Orleans 9 10 (49) Carolina at Detroit 9 10 (41) Tampa Bay St. Louis 1 3 (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 (48) Seattle New England 3 3 (51) at San DiegoMondayat Green Bay 11 12 (56) AtlantaNCAA BASKETBALLFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at Kentucky 12 Texas at UConn 11 Yale Providence 2 at Boston College Pittsburgh-x 7 Duquesne at SMU 7 Wyoming at Louisville 28 FIU at Kansas 8 Florida at Oklahoma 14 Missouri Manhattan 2 at Faireld at Siena 5 Quinnipiac at South Dakota 5 Youngstown St. at Minnesota 20 W. Carolina x-a t Consol Energy CenterNBAFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Washington 5 (210) Denver Oklahoma City 12 (203) at Philadelphia at Charlotte 5 (187) New York at Brooklyn 1 (202) Atlanta at Toronto 3 (208) Cleveland at Boston 4 (214) L.A. Lakers at Memphis Pk (191) San Antonio Houston 2 (205) at Minnesota at Dallas 6 (215) Phoenix at Milwaukee Pk (197) Miami at Utah 4 (190) Orlando at Sacramento 2 (193) IndianaNHLFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Minnesota -135 Anaheim +115 at Winnipeg -145 Colorado +125 at Chicago -180 Montreal +160Pro 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 Thursdays result Dallas at Chicago, late 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. Thursdays game Arizona at St. Louis, 8:25 p.m. Dec. 14 Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. DOLPHINS at New England, 1 p.m. Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. JAGUARS at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Bualo, 1 p.m. BUCS at Carolina, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Denver at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 15 New Orleans at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.Pro basketballNBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 15 4 .789 Brooklyn 8 9 .471 6 Boston 5 11 .313 8 New York 4 16 .200 11 Philadelphia 1 17 .056 13 Southeast W L Pct GB Washington 12 5 .706 Atlanta 11 6 .647 1 Miami 9 9 .500 3 Orlando 7 14 .333 7 Charlotte 4 15 .211 9 Central W L Pct GB Chicago 12 7 .632 Cleveland 10 7 .588 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 14 .263 9 Minnesota 4 13 .235 9 Pacic W L Pct GB Golden State 15 2 .882 L.A. Clippers 13 5 .722 2 Phoenix 11 8 .579 5 Sacramento 9 9 .500 6 L.A. Lakers 5 14 .263 11 Wednesdays results Washington 111, L.A. Lakers 95 Chicago 102, Charlotte 95 Atlanta 112, Miami 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 123, Utah 104 L.A. Clippers 114, Orlando 86 Thursdays results Cleveland 90, New York 87 Indiana at Portland, late New Orleans at Golden State, late Todays 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. Miami at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Orlando at Utah, 9 p.m. Indiana at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Saturdays games Philadelphia at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Chicago, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 8 p.m. Minnesota at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Orlando at Sacramento, 10 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays late resultCLIPPERS 114, MAGIC 86ORLANDO (86) Harris 7-11 0-1 16, Frye 2-7 0-0 6, OQuinn 3-3 0-0 6, Fournier 4-11 0-0 9, Oladipo 2-8 6-8 11, P a yton 3-6 2-9 8, Green 3-8 0-0 7, B.Gordon 4-8 3-3 11, Dedmon 4-7 1-2 9, Harkless 0-3 0-0 0, Nicholson 1-6 1-2 3, Rid nour 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-79 13-25 86. L.A. CLIPPERS (114) Barnes 6-8 4-5 17, Grin 9-16 3-4 21, Jordan 3-6 2-6 8, Redick 7-11 2-2 20, Paul 7-10 2-2 19, Crawford 1-6 3-3 5, Hawes 5-7 0-0 12, Farmar 1-3 1-2 4, Turkoglu 0-3 0-0 0, Davis 2-3 1-1 5, Cunningham 0-1 0-0 0, Wilcox 1-3 0-0 3, Udoh 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 42-78 1825 114. Orlando 23 21 18 24 86 L.A. Clippers 31 26 27 30 114 3-Point GoalsOrlando 7-20 (Harris 2-3, Frye 2-5, Oladipo 1-1, Green 1-2, Fournier 1-3, Ridnour 0-1, Nicholson 0-1, Harkless 0-2, B.Gordon 0-2), L.A. Clippers 12-31 (Redick 4-7, Paul 3-5, Hawes 2-4, Farmar 1-2, Wilcox 1-2, Barnes 1-3, Cunningham 0-1, Turkoglu 0-2, Crawford 0-5). Fouled Out None. ReboundsOrlando 47 (Harris, Dedmon 8), L.A. Clippers 54 (Jordan 16). As sistsOrlando 21 (Payton 6), L.A. Clippers 32 (Paul 10). Total FoulsOrlando 24, L.A. Clippers 17. TechnicalsL.A. Clippers de fensive three second. EjectedOQuinn. A 19,060 (19,060).TransactionsBASEBALLMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Named Bob Bowman president of business and media, Pat Courtney chief communications ocer, Dan Halem chief legal ocer, Jona than Mariner chief investment ocer, Tony Petitti chief operating ocer, Bob Starkey chief nancial ocer and senior adviser and Joe Torre chief baseball ocer. American League SEATTLE MARINERS Agreed to terms with OF Nelson Cruz on a four-year con tract. TEXAS RANGERS Agreed to terms with RHP Colby Lewis on a one-year contract nad LIHP Michael Kirkman on a mi nor league contract. Named Jason Wood manager of Round Rock (PCL); Joe Mikulik manager of Frisco (TL); Spike Owen manager and Bobby Rose hitting coach of High Desert (Cal); Jose Perez hitting coach of Hickory (SAL); Dustin Vissering trainer of Spokane (NWL); and Salomon Manriquez hitting coach and Alex Rodriguez trainer of the AZL Rangers. TORONTO BLUE JAYS Agreed to terms with OF Ezequiel Carrera on a minor league contract. National League ATLANTA BRAVES Agreed to terms with RHP Michael Kohn on a minor league contract. CHICAGO CUBS Named Dave Martinez bench coach, Brandon Hyde rst base coach and Henry Blanco major league quality assurance coach. Reassigned rst base coach Doug Dascenzo to outeld and baserunning coordinator. NEW YORK METS Named Pat Roessler assistant hitting coach. American Association ST. PAUL SAINTS Signed OF Wille Argo. Frontier League SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS Signed INF Tyler Sciacca to a contract extension. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS Signed INF Frank Martinez to a contract extension.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBA Fined Orlando F Kyle OQuinn $15,000 for making excessive contact above the shoulders with L.A. Clippers F Blake Grin during Wednesdays game. NBA Development League IDAHO STAMPEDE Released G Nick Covington. WESTCHESTER KNICKS Traded G Lewis Jackson to Idaho for a future draft pick.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFL Suspended Baltimore DT Haloti Ngata four games for violating the leagues policy on performance enhancing sub stances. BALTIMORE RAVENS Released TE Allen Reisner from the practice squad. Signed TE Phillip Supernaw to the practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALS Signed LB Chris Carter. DALLAS COWBOYS Released TE Jor dan Najvar with an injury settlement. HOUSTON TEXANS Placed LB Max Bullough on injured reserve. Signed TE Anthony Denham from the practice squad and WR Jace Davis to the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Signed OT An drew McDonald. MIAMI DOLPHINS Signed WR LDamian Washington to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Placed WR Aaron Dobson on injured reserve. NEW YORK GIANTS Signed G Rishaw Johnson to the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS Placed WR Greg Salas on injured reserve. Signed WR Chris Owusu from the practice squad. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS Placed G Ryan Miller on the reserve-non-football injury list. Signed OL Je Baca from the practice squad. Canadian Football League CFL Named league chairman Jim Lawson interim commissioner, eective Jan. 9.HOCKEYNational Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES Recalled G Drew MacIntyre. COLORADO AVALANCHE Recalled F Garrett Meurs from Fort Wayne (ECHL) to Lake Erie (AHL). DALLAS STARS Assigned G Anders Lindback to Texas (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS Traded D Colby Robak to Anaheim for D Jesse Blacker and draft considerations. Reassigned Blacker to San Antonio (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS Assigned F Michael Bournival to Hamilton (AHL). Re called F Drayson Bowman from Hamilton. NEW JERSEY DEVILS Placed F Martin Havlat on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 29. Assigned D Peter Harrold to Albany (AHL). Activated D Jon Merrill from injured reserve. Recalled F Mike Sislo from Albany. NEW YORK ISLANDERS Assigned F Sebastian Collberg from Bridgeport (AHL) to Stockton (ECHL). OTTAWA SENATORS Signed F Daniel Alfredsson to a one-day contract and an nounced his retirement. Recalled G Chris Driedger from Evansville (ECHL) to Bing hamton (AHL). PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Recalled F Matia Marcantuoni from Wheeling (ECHL) to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL). WINNIPEG JETS Placed D Zach Bo gosian on injured reserve. Recalled D Julien Brouillette from St. Johns (AHL).SOCCERMajor League Soccer SEATTLE SOUNDERS Signed coach Sigi Schmid to a multi-year contract ex tension. Declined 2015 contract options on Gs Josh Ford and Marcus Hahnemann, Ds Onyekachi Apam and Djimi Traore and Fs Tristan Bowen, Sean Okoli, Cam Weaver and Eriq Zavaleta.COLLEGECOLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Named T.J. Isaacs associate athletics director of de velopment/external aairs. FLORIDA Named Jim McElwain foot ball coach. NEBRASKA Named Mike Riley foot ball coach. NEW ROCHELLE Named Joan Manu el Sanchez womens basketball coach. NOTRE DAME Announced womens volleyball coach Debbie Brown will not re turn next year. WESTERN NEW ENGLAND Named Chris Wiltey assistant equipment director.College basketballTHURSDAYS MENS SCORESSOUTHAppalachian St. 67, Jacksonville 56 Baylor 66, Vanderbilt 63 Charleston Southern 105, Columbia Inter national 55 Georgia St. 72, Green Bay 48 SC-Upstate 65, NC A&T 54 UAB 58, Morehead St. 48 VMI 88, Samford 66EASTGeorge Washington 83, UMBC 60 LSU 74, West Virginia 73 Monmouth (NJ) 57, Marist 50 Sciences (Pa.) 54, Drexel 52MIDWESTAkron 73, W. Illinois 49 DePaul 84, Chicago St. 60 Missouri St. 73, UALR 68SOUTHWESTAbilene Christian 72, Sacramento St. 61 Houston 72, Texas-Pan American 58 Incarnate Word 85, St. Edwards 68WESTNo scores reported. THURSDAYS WOMENS SCORESSOUTHAlabama 68, UT-Martin 55 Auburn 72, SE Louisiana 44 Coastal Carolina 113, Johnson & Wales (Fla.) 34 Georgia 68, Mercer 49 Louisville 86, Iowa 52 Miami 66, Wisconsin 54 Northwestern 70, Virginia Tech 45 Savannah St. 68, Florida 58 South Carolina 82, Charlotte 61 W. Kentucky 98, Mississippi 69EASTDartmouth 49, Hartford 43 North Carolina 96, Rutgers 93, 2OT Syracuse 61, Penn St. 39 Towson 63, Loyola (Md.) 50MIDWESTCleveland St. 59, East Carolina 57 IPFW 79, Chicago St. 62 Indiana St. 61, IUPUI 60 Kansas 68, Incarnate Word 46 Kansas St. 45, Texas-Arlington 41 Michigan St. 79, Georgia Tech 73, OT South Dakota 85, N. Iowa 77SOUTHWESTS. Dakota St. 80, Arkansas 75, OTWESTBoise St. 86, Idaho St. 62 Oregon St. 75, Idaho 53 Saint Marys (Cal) 73, CS Northridge 63 Washington St. 81, UC Santa Barbara 55 Wyoming 60, Montana 54Pro hockeyNHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA LIGHTNING 27 18 6 3 39 97 69 Montreal 27 17 8 2 36 70 68 Detroit 26 15 6 5 35 82 67 Toronto 25 13 9 3 29 84 77 Boston 26 14 11 1 29 63 63 PANTHERS 24 10 7 7 27 53 62 Ottawa 25 10 10 5 25 64 68 Bualo 26 9 15 2 20 45 82 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Islanders 26 19 7 0 38 82 68 Pittsburgh 25 17 6 2 36 82 58 N.Y. Rangers 24 11 9 4 26 71 70 Washington 25 11 10 4 26 70 70 New Jersey 26 10 12 4 24 63 75 Philadelphia 25 8 13 4 20 66 81 Carolina 25 8 14 3 19 57 71 Columbus 25 8 15 2 18 58 87 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Nashville 25 17 6 2 36 69 51 St. Louis 26 16 8 2 34 70 59 Chicago 25 16 8 1 33 78 49 Winnipeg 26 13 9 4 30 55 58 Minnesota 24 14 9 1 29 67 56 Colorado 25 9 11 5 23 67 79 Dallas 26 9 12 5 23 75 94 Pacic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 26 18 7 1 37 82 69 Anaheim 27 16 6 5 37 76 72 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 26 6 15 5 17 58 90 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesdays results Anaheim 5, Philadelphia 4, SO Minnesota 2, Montreal 1 Chicago 4, St. Louis 1 Winnipeg 3, Edmonton 2, OT Thursdays results Columbus 4, PANTHERS 3, SO Vancouver 3, Pittsburgh 0 Washington 2, Carolina 1 New Jersey 5, Toronto 3 N.Y. Islanders 2, Ottawa 1 Detroit 5, Dallas 2 LIGHTNING 5, Bualo 0 Nashville 4, St. Louis 3 Colorado at Calgary, late Los Angeles at Arizona, late Boston at San Jose, late Todays games Anaheim at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Colorado at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Montreal at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Saturdays games Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. St. Louis at N.Y. Islanders, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Los Angeles, 4 p.m. Vancouver at Toronto, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Detroit, 7 p.m. Columbus at LIGHTNING, 7 p.m. Bualo at PANTHERS, 7 p.m. Washington at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Chicago at Nashville, 7 p.m. Montreal at Dallas, 7 p.m. Boston at Arizona, 8 p.m. San Jose at Calgary, 10 p.m. ECHL EASTERN CONFERENCE East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA F lorida 17 13 3 0 1 27 62 40 Elmira 19 11 5 0 3 25 57 51 Greenville 21 12 9 0 0 24 63 60 Orlando 22 11 9 2 0 24 77 74 Reading 18 9 7 1 1 20 63 64 South Carolina 20 7 9 0 4 18 51 63 Gwinnett 17 6 10 1 0 13 43 53 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Fort Wayne 18 14 4 0 0 28 69 53 Toledo 17 13 3 0 1 27 79 54 Wheeling 16 9 7 0 0 18 47 52 Evansville 18 8 8 1 1 18 51 57 Cincinnati 16 7 6 0 3 17 56 57 Kalamazoo 18 6 10 1 1 14 50 63 Indy 18 5 9 2 2 14 50 60 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Allen 17 13 4 0 0 26 74 44 Tulsa 20 10 7 1 2 23 72 77 Wichita 18 8 6 1 3 20 51 48 Quad City 18 7 6 3 2 19 53 50 Missouri 17 8 9 0 0 16 42 62 Brampton 14 6 7 1 0 13 35 55 Rapid City 18 5 12 0 1 11 45 51 Pacic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Idaho 21 12 7 2 0 26 67 55 Bakerseld 21 10 8 1 2 23 64 65 Colorado 16 11 5 0 0 22 50 40 Ontario 20 10 8 0 2 22 56 45 Utah 19 8 7 2 2 20 49 61 Alaska 17 8 9 0 0 16 44 51 Stockton 19 8 11 0 0 16 56 71 Note: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Wednesdays results Florida 3, Kalamazoo 1 Indy 5, Evansville 3 Utah 4, Cincinnati 3, SO Allen 5, Tulsa 1 Idaho 5, Bakerseld 4, SO Thursdays results Greenville 4, Orlando 1 Toledo 6, Reading 4 Alaska at Stockton, late Todays games Orlando at Greenville, 7 p.m. South Carolina at Elmira, 7:05 p.m. Wichita at Brampton, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Wheeling, 7:35 p.m. Florida at Indy, 7:35 p.m. Fort Wayne at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. Kalamazoo at Evansville, 8:15 p.m. Allen at Tulsa, 8:35 p.m. Quad City at Rapid City, 9:05 p.m. Bakerseld at Idaho, 9:10 p.m. Colorado at Ontario, 10 p.m. Alaska at Stockton, 10:30 p.m. Saturdays games Wichita at Brampton, 2 p.m. South Carolina at Reading, 7:05 p.m. Toledo at Elmira, 7:05 p.m. Fort Wayne at Indy, 7:35 p.m. Kalamazoo at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. Utah at Wheeling, 7:35 p.m. Tulsa at Missouri, 8:05 p.m. Colorado at Ontario, 9 p.m. Quad City at Rapid City, 9:05 p.m. Bakerseld at Idaho, 9:10 p.m. Alaska at Stockton, 10:30 p.m. AHL Wednesdays results Lake Erie 3, Chicago 2 Utica 4, Texas 3, OT Thursdays result Rockford at Milwaukee, late Todays games Worcester at St. Johns, 6 p.m. Norfolk at Springeld, 7 p.m. Manchester at Portland, 7 p.m. Bridgeport at Hershey, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m. Texas at Adirondack, 7 p.m. Hartford at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Albany at Providence, 7:05 p.m. Binghamton at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Lehigh Valley at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Lake Erie, 7:30 p.m. Utica at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.SoccerMLS CUP Sunday: New England at LA Galaxy, 3 p.m. | SCOREBOARD CHICAGO Joe Maddons longtime bench coach is coming with him to Chicago. The Cubs announced Thursday that they hired Dave Martinez for Maddons staff and moved Brandon Hyde from bench coach to rst base coach. Doug Dascenzo, who was hired as rst base coach in October, is switching to outeld and baserunning coordinator with responsibilities in the majors and minors. The 50-year-old Martinez was Maddons bench coach in Tampa Bay for the past seven seasons. Martinez was a candidate to succeed Maddon with the Rays, but did not make the cut when the organization selected three nalists last month. Martinez was selected by Chicago in the third round of the 1983 draft. He made his major league debut with the Cubs in 1986 and played for the franchise for parts of four seasons. Former major league catcher Henry Blanco also is returning to Chicago to serve as the clubs major league quality assurance coach. The 43-year-old Blanco, who retired last spring, played for the Cubs from 2005-08. Cruz, Seattle finalize deal: Had things come together last season, Nelson Cruzs introduction with the Seattle Mariners would have taken place a year ago. Seattle pursued Cruz last year but when it didnt work out, he went on to lead the majors in home runs playing on a one-year deal in Baltimore. The Mariners were quick to try to find a deal that would work for both sides as soon as this offseason arrived. We were open and honest as we could possibly be and say, This is the guy that we want, Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik said. He was the guy we wanted to bring into this organization and it just came together. Seattle landed the right-handed power bat that was a priority this offseason by signing Cruz to a four-year contract Thursday. The deal is reportedly worth $58 million after Cruz played last season on an $8 million deal with Baltimore. Incoming commissioner reorganizes top spots: Incoming Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred reorganized several top jobs in the sport. The seven moves include Bob Bowman becoming MLBs president, business and media. He will continue to oversee the MLB Network. Hall of Fame manager Joe Torre will become chief baseball officer. An MLB executive since 2011, hell be the main contact between the office and general managers, managers and umpires for on-field matters. Other appointments include Dan Halem as chief legal officer, Tony Petitti as chief operating officer, Jonathan Mariner as chief investment officer, Bob Starkey as chief financial officer and senior adviser and Pat Courtney as chief communications officer. Manfred is set to take over for Bud Selig on Jan. 25. Lewis signs $4M deal with Texas: Colby Lewis and his surgically replaced hip are staying in the Texas Rangers rotation. The Rangers finalized a $4 million, one-year deal with the 35-year-old right-hander who finished strong last season after his unprecedented hip surgery for a major league pitcher. Lewis, their most successful postseason pitcher, had surgery in July 2012 to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow. His comeback from that was thwarted by the troublesome hip that had bothered him for some time before he had a resurfacing procedure in August 2013 that was just short of a full hip replacement. Around the league: The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with right-hander Michael Kohn on a one-year deal. The minor league contract includes an invitation to spring training. The 28-year-old Kohn was 2-1 with a 3.04 ERA in 25 relief appearances with the Los Angeles Angels last season. He missed the 2012 season following Tommy John surgery. He is 5-6 with five saves in four seasons with the Angels. ... The New York Mets hired Pat Roessler as their assistant hitting coach. The 55-year-old Roessler was director of player development for the New York Yankees for the last 11 years. He also was the Yankees hitting coordinator in 2005 and again in 2012-13, and was the Montreal Expos hitting coach in 2000-01. MLB NOTEBOOKMartinez, Maddon reuniteBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSFormer Rays bench coach takes same job with Cubs position. That now will be either Cash, the Tampa native who has been the Indians bullpen coach, or Wakamatsu, the former Mariners manager working most recently as the Royals bench coach. That may well have been the decision anyway. There are some similarities between the two nalists: both catchers who didnt have much success playing in the majors, both getting strong marks for personal skills, sharp baseball minds and understanding of analytics, both with the perspective of a year as a scout. But their resumes are vastly different, which makes the decision even more intriguing, framed in a big-picture sense as potential versus experience. Cash is young, turning 37 Saturday, has never managed and has only two years experience as a coach, but he is considered likely to be a successful manager in the future. The Rays, who did well hiring Joe Maddon in 2006, might be willing to take another chance, knowing Cash may need a season or two to grow into the job. The Gaither High product played parts of eight seasons in the majors (including a 2005 stint with the Devil Rays) during a 12-year career that ended in 2011, then spent one season as the Blue Jays advance scout and the past two years a key member of Terry Franconas Cleveland staff. Wakamatsu, 51, managed two seasons in Seattle, plus four in the minors, and has spent nine seasons as a big-league coach, and is positioned, as Francona and others have, to do better in his second managing job. Given upheaval with the departures of Maddon, executive vice president Andrew Friedman and bench coach Dave Martinez, the Rays might prefer to have an experienced hand help smooth the transition. A decision is expected before team ofcials leave Sunday for the winter meetings in San Diego.RAYSFROM PAGE 1 ...............................................................................


Page 6 SP The Sun /Friday, December 5, 2014 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES Mid-AmericanWHO: Northern Illinois (10-2) vs. Bowling Green (7-5) WHEN: Today, 7 p.m. WHERE: Ford Field, Detroit TV: ESPN2 RADIO: NonePac-12WHO: No. 3 Oregon (11-1) vs. No. 8 Arizona (10-2) WHEN: Today, 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 LINCOLN, Neb. In a surprise move to perhaps everybody except the man who did the hiring, Oregon States Mike Riley is set to take over at Nebraska. Athletic director Shawn Eichorst ended his one-man search with the announcement Thursday that the 61-year-old Riley would replace Bo Pelini, who was red Sunday. Riley will be introduced at a news conference in Lincoln today. Riley has spent 14 seasons over two tenures at Oregon State, leading the Beavers to 93 wins and a 6-2 record in bowl games. It is truly an honor to join the University of Nebraska family, Riley said in a statement. Though we love Corvallis and Oregon State, this is a once-in-a-lifetime oppor tunity to coach at one of the nations most storied football programs and I cant wait to get started. Rileys name never appeared on the radar of college football pundits who speculated about Pelinis successor. Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost, a Nebraska native who quarterbacked the Cornhuskers 1997 national championship team, was among candidates believed to be under consideration. It turned out the man Eichorst wanted was 45 miles away from Frost, in Corvallis. Riley has recruiting ties in talent-rich California and a reputation for doing more with less at Oregon State. He employs a pro-style offense and is highly regarded for his development of quarter backs. He has coached NFL QBs Matt Moore and Derek Anderson, and his starter this season, Sean Mannion, is the Pac-12s all-time leading passer. Riley also is known for having a Mr. Nice Guy persona, a contrast to the hot-tempered Pelini. Pelini was red last weekend after seven years and a 66-27 overall record that included at least nine wins and four losses every season he completed. Riley is charged with leading the Huskers back to elite status after they were the winningest program in the nation from 1970-1999. Since Tom Osborne retired after winning a third national title in four years in 1997, the Huskers have had three coaches and rank 15th in wins. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NebraskaAP FILE PHOTONebraska hired Oregon State coach Mike Riley on Thursday. Riley, who spent 14 seasons over two tenures at Oregon State and led the Beavers to 93 wins and a 6-2 bowl record, replaces the red Bo Pelini. Riley replaces PeliniOregon State coach takes job with Nebraska By ERIC OLSONASSOCIATED PRESS COACHING CAROUSEL SCHOOL OUT (RECORD) IN Florida Will Muschamp (28-21) Jim McElwain (Colorado State) Nebraska Bo Pelini (67-27) Mike Riley (Oregon State) Kansas Charlie Weis (6-22) Vacant Clint Bowen (1-7) Michigan Brady Hoke (31-20) Vacant Illini facing bowl snubBy DAVID MERCERASSOCIATED PRESSCHAMPAIGN, Ill. The Big Ten has informed its schools that one of its bowl-eligible teams could be left out of the postseason. Illinois sports information director Kent Brown said the school received a memo from the league ofce notifying it of the potential bowl shortage. The league has 10 eligible teams. Worst-case scenario, there will be nine spots for 10 teams. It could affect us, Brown said Thursday. ESPN rst reported an email was sent from a Big Ten ofcial to conference members on Wednesday. Illinois (6-6, 3-5 Big Ten), which became bowl eligible Saturday by beating Northwestern, is one of the teams most likely to get left out. Penn State is also 6-6 and bowl eligible for the rst time in three years after NCAA sanctions for the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse scandal. Conference newcomers Rutgers and Maryland each nished 7-5. Penn State is unlikely to get snubbed. The Nittany Lions have a huge fanbase that is expected to gobble up tickets to the teams rst bowl appearance since after the ill-fated 2011 season. The Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium is hoping to land Penn State. We got to six wins. Were eligible. If it doesnt work out, it doesnt work out, Illinois quarter back Reilly OToole told WSJK radio station in Champaign. We did our job. Big Ten ofcials did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The problem for the Big Ten is tied to its agreements with the Orange and Citrus bowls. Michigan State, as the eighth ranked team in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, is in position to go to the Orange Bowl. The South Florida game has a deal to take the highest ranked team that does not win a conference championship from among the Big Ten, Southeastern Conference or Notre Dame to face a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference. If the Spartans or another Big Ten team go to the Orange Bowl, the Big Ten does not get a spot in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. The trickle down from losing that spot leaves the Big Ten with agreements for seven bowl spots. Unless the Big Ten gets three teams in the six New Years Day games that are part of the College Football Playoff, the conference will be one short. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Big TenGREENVILLE, N.C. Breshad Perriman hauled in a 51-yard touchdown pass on a Hail Mary from Justin Holman on the nal play of the game, lifting Central Florida over East Carolina 32-30 on Thursday night to claim a share of the American Athletic Conference title. Entering the fourth quarter with a 26-9 lead, the Knights (9-3, 7-1) allowed three touchdown passes from East Carolinas Shane Carden. His 13-yard score to Justin Hardy rallied the Pirates (8-4, 5-3) to a 30-26 lead with 2:17 remaining. Holmans fourth-and-20 pass on the ensuing drive was incomplete. Carden kneeled three times and took a sack on fourth down, giving the Knights the ball back with 10 seconds left. Holman connected with Josh Reese for 14 yards to get near mideld. Holman then threw a bomb and Perriman got behind two leaping defenders to haul in the game-winner and help UCF join Memphis (9-3, 7-1) as co-confer ence champions.Hail Mary helps UCF stun Pirates COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UCF 32, East Carolina 30BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS athletes than these, too, once hes got the cachet of an SEC head coach to carry around through the lush recruiting elds of Florida and the rest of the Southeast. For that reason, and many others, ESPNs Paul Finebaum, the grand poobah of SEC talk, instantly tweeted, I think Jeremy Foley just hired the next Urban Meyer at Florida, when the word came this that the Gators and McElwain had reached an agreement. I dont know about putting that kind of pressure on the new man. Meyer, who came to Florida from Utah, won two national titles with the Gators and parlayed that into his dream job at Ohio State. McElwain cant help but get more out of the Florida program than Will Muschamp did, however. McElwain will try to get the same high-quality offensive stars that he recruited as Alabamas offensive coordinator, and come close to doing it. Hell bring balance to the Gators attack, developing and trusting his quarterbacks to be more than props. Thats the recipe for lling the Swamp again with fans who arent waiting for the worst to happen but instead are hoping for the best. As for defense, the Gators would do well to hang on to coordinator D.J. Durkin, who already was chosen to run the show in the run-up to a bowl game. If that doesnt happen, McElwain will have some ideas of his own. Hes connected to all the people who matter in the SEC, from Nick Saban on down. If this works as well as imagined, it shouldnt be that tough of a trick to get past Missouri and Georgia and South Carolina in the SEC East. That gets you to Atlanta for the conference championship game and opens the door to every other possibility. Foley doesnt have time to worry about what happens if this doesnt work. He made an aggressive play for McElwain and, despite the foot dragging over the coachs $7.5 million buyout clause, the Gators got their prime candidate in the space of just ve days. Thats picking em up and putting em down, especially when other athletic directors are still stuck in the blocks. The next step for McElwain is making a good rst impression in front of the microphones at his introductory news conference. Ron Zook and Muschamp talked 10 miles a minute, like they were ready to charge the eld and start chasing referees up and down the sidelines. Jimmy Mac will probably play it cooler than that. Hes been a head coach, just long enough to know what it means. Now its up to him to make a celebrity of himself, and to do it the hard way, one gritty SEC victory at a time.GATORSFROM PAGE 1 Follow Florida, Florida State and Miamiin the Sun Sports'---2staff WEINWI_section,}


When Emily Cox, 16, was asked what she wanted for Christmas this year, she said toys. This has been her standard answer for the past six years. Her wish came about after she watched a TV show on Toys for Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. After watching the show telling of boys and girls not getting toys for Christmas, I wanted to help. I started collecting toys for tots, Emily said. Emily collects toys year-round. She spends money she gets from babysitting and by asking family members to give her toys instead of a birthday or Christmas present. She watches for sales and ads and coupons to buy toys for children of all ages and has Jam Berry parties to raise money. So far, through the years, Emily has bought more than 200 toys for tots. I bring the toys that can range from books, games, blocks, Play-Doh, dolls No toys for EmilyBy DELORES SAVASHERALD CORRESPONDENTHERALD PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMSEmily Cox, 15, student at Port Charlotte High School, has been an avid collector of toys taking in donations for the Marine Corp League Toys for Tots program here in Charlotte County. Emily works closely with Carol Pickford, the area Toys for Tots coordinator.PCHS student always donating to others Nicole NolesEDITORS The holiday season is upon us, and most of us celebrate in way that includes a component of giving. This is the season that brings out mostly the best and sometimes the worst in people. But when you read about Emily Cox in this weeks feature story, its clear to see Port Charlotte is blessed to have a younger generation whose generous spirit extends far past the actual holidays. Remember generosity, like any other behavior, is taught by example, so we can thank all the generations of our community for setting such a wonderful example. Many businesses are getting into the giving spirit, setting up boxes to collect donations of food or toys to make sure as many people as possible enjoy the holiday and have enough to eat. This week, Robert Nelsons Biz Bits column highlights Charlotte State Bank & Trusts toy drive, and I see so many collection boxes around town, its hard to keep up with all the goodwill. If your business or church is collecting or distributing goods for the holiday, please email me at nnoles88@ and tell me all about it. If you know someone like Emily Cox, who goes above and beyond in the spriti of generosity, tell me about that, too. You can also send me pictures of your holiday events, providing they are JPEG photos and include descriptions of your event and a list of people from left to right with rst and last names. Lets not forget that many nonprots need items or monetary donations to continue their work during the holidays and throughout the year. So please remember Luna and all her friends at the Peace River Wildlife Center, along with Angus (who is on page 2) and his friends at the Animal Welfare League when you do your holiday shopping. Last but not least, please remember the seniors in our nursing homes this year, who need companionship as well as the little things we take for granted. Help me get the word out as much as possible and make sure everyone in the community has a Merry Christmas, Happy Yule, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanzaa.Time to get into the season of giving Let Eyeglass World help you see clearlyHERALD PHOTO BY ROBERT NELSONFrom left, Kalea Ramsey and General Manager William Seeley are just two of the employees of Eyeglass World who are ready to help you with all your vision needs. Eyeglass World is located at 2241 Tamiami Trail,Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-629-9309. Eyeglass World has been serving the area since 1993, and they are looking forward to helping Char lotte County residents with all their vision needs for many more years to come. General Manager and retired US Army Staff Sargent William Seeley has been with Eyeglass World for a few years and is at the tail end of his optician apprenticeship. There are only a few occupations that you can still be an apprentice in, PORT CHARLOTTEHERALD Friday, December 5, 2014 A weekly section of the Sun Robert NelsonBIZ BITSpcbizbits@yahoo.comBIZ BITS | 10 TOYS | 10 5 0 4 7 2 4 9 4 50472494 50476531 Good Friends, Good Food, Good Times 1975 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda 941-575-7575 Reservations recommended. Mon -Thurs & Sun 11 Fri & Sat 11 M AKE Y OUR C HRISTMAS E VE R ESERVATIONS E ARLY Stay in the Know about ealth.FREE Seminar FREE SeminarJoint Chat: Hips & Kn is Weight Loss Surgery Right for Me" Registration required,Guest Speaker: John Braun, Guest Speaker. Dilendra Weerasinghe, MD please call 941-624-4441DeoemferllthThursday, December 11th 15:30pm 6:30pm to RSVP.H2U 13280 N Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte Fawcett Memorial Hospitala P:.


Herald Page 2 Friday, December 5, 2014 Compiled by Nicole Noles. Email your calendar items to Please follow the format you see in the listings: Event, time, place, address, description, cost and contact information. FRIDAY, DEC. 5Parkside Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cultural Center parking lot, Gertrude side, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Team Parkside, in partnership with the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, sponsors a farmers market in the common area of the main entrance. Email Cruisin Eddie, keyboard with vocals oldies live music, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Bingo, 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centennial Hall, Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Mahjong, 1 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. SATURDAY, DEC. 6Bingo, 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centennial Hall, Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Pinochle, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Parkside Parish, 6 p.m., MacDonald Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 2230 Harriet St., Port Charlotte. Free food and music. Call 941-625-5045. SUNDAY, DEC. 7Chess, 11 a.m., Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. MONDAY, DEC. 8Charlotte County Jazz Society Concert, 7 p.m., Cultural Center Theater, 2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte. Saxophonist Greg Abate and Quartet. Cost is $20 for the public and free to Charlotte County Jazz Society members with membership card. Tickets available at the Cultural Center Box ofce by calling 941-625-4175 ext. 221. Organ and piano group, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Fun with music, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Pinochle, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. TUESDAY, DEC. 9Dulcimer group, 9:30 a.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Free Memory Screening, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte Mahjong, 11:30 a.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Duplicate bridge and chess, 1 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Vocal Vixens dinner theater, meal served 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Center, show at 7 p.m. in the Theater, Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Menu Whats Inside TROOP 37, SEE PAGE 6 FALL FESTIVAL, SEE PAGES 8-9 PIRATE SOCCER, SEE PAGE 15 EAGLE SCOUT TEAM PARKSIDE SPORTS Derek Dunn-Rankin CEO & Chairman...........941-206-1001 David Dunn-Rankin President/Sun Publisher.941-206-1003 Chris Porter Executive Editor............941-206-1134 Phil Fernandez Charlotte Editor........... 941-206-1168 Nicole Noles PCH Editor, Designer........ 941-258-9529 Email: ADVERTISING Leslee Peth, Advertising Director, PCH Publisher........................941-205-6400 Bob White, Retail Advertising Manager......................................941-258-9521 Patricia Compton, Advertising Account Executive........................941-258-9524 Tanyah Lockett, Advertising Account Executive............................941-258-9526 Darcy Woods, Advertising Account Executive................................941-258-9525Mark Yero, Circulation Director....................................................941-206-1317 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980 206-1000PORT CHARLOTTE HERALD MEMBER of the Audit Bureau of Circulation. USPS 743170 The Sun is published daily by Sun Coast Media Group, Inc., 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980-2198. | COMMUNITY CALENDAR PHOTO PROVIDEDThree-year-old Angus wants a home for the holidays. Angus is crate trained, house trained and walks on a leash. He never jumps up, which would make him the perfect family dog for small children 6 and older. Angus and his friends are at the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County, 3519 Drance Street, Port Charlotte. All animals are micro-chipped, spayed or neutered and are current with their shots prior to adoption, except for rabies. The shelter is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. To view adoptable pets, visit pet of the weekDecember is here, and there is so much going on in Charlotte County. Heres a look at some upcoming events in our area: Christmas Parade to march through Punta GordaThe 36th annual Christmas Parade steps off at noon on Dec. 6 from Charlotte High School, 1250 Cooper St. The route will proceed north on Taylor Street to the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St. The theme for this years parade is Santas Workshop, and judging will take place in front of Centennial Bank, 401 Taylor St. For more information, call 941-627-2222.Toys for Tots collection announcedKays-Ponger & Uselton and Lemon Bay Funeral Homes and Cremation Specialist have partnered with the Marine Corp Leagues Toys for Tots program to collect toys for children during the holidays. Drop off a new, unwrapped toy to the following locations: 2405 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. 635 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Toys will be collected until Dec. 8. For more information, visit www. or follow the business on Facebook at kaysponger.Ugly Christmas sweaters to run through Punta GordaIts time to grab your ugliest Christmas sweater and run for big prizes during the rst-ever Ugly Christmas Sweater Run on Dec. 17. The free event will start at The Foot Landing, 117 Herald Court, Suite 1112, Punta Gorda, with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m. Walkers will leave the store at 6:15 p.m., while runners will take off at 6:30 p.m. The end site is Fishermens Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, where an awards ceremony will take place around 7 p.m. Lighted pathways will guide participants through town, and prizes will be awarded for the best ugly sweaters. For more information, call The Foot Landing at 941-347-7751.See holiday lights during trolley fundraiserThe Relay for Life team from Greggs Automotive Repair Center and the Green Hibiscus Transportation Company is offering a Trolley Christmas Light Tour at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20. The tour will travel through Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, and it will depart from the Herald Court Centre parking garage in Downtown Punta Gorda. The tour is $20 per person, or $35 for a couple, and it will last approximately two and a half hours. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Reservations are required, and seating is limited. Call Martha at 941-662-0055 or Becky at 941-585-9993 to sign up or get more information.Plenty of holiday events in December Leslee Peth Out and AboutLeslee Peth is the publisher of the Port Charlotte Herald. Contact her at | 3 WHATAIAk A llti'A errrlr.+rSUNNE'WSPAPERSCharlotte DeSoto Englewood North Port Venice


Friday, December 5, 2014 Herald Page 3 is roast rib of beef, baby spinach pomegranate salad, honey roasted red potatoes, baked asparagus, warm dinner rolls and a dessert table. Coffee, iced tea and water will also be served. Tickets for the dinner and show combination are $25 for Cultural Center Members or $27 for the general public. Tickets for just the show are $10 for Cultural Center Members, $12 for nonmembers or $13 for all buyers on the day of the show. Tickets are available online at www.theculturalcenter. com, in person, or over the phone by calling 625-4175 ext. 221. Pinochle, 6 p.m., Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10Woodcarvers, stamp corner and community outreach, 9 a.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Contract bridge, noon, Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Cribbage, 12:45 p.m., Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Scrabble, 1 p.m., Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Karaoke, 2 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Double deck pinochle, 5:30 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Square dancing, 7 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. THURSDAY, DEC. 11Estate Planning for Women, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Charlotte State Bank & Trusts Murdock ofce, 1100 Tamiami Trail. Christine Hause, vice president and trust ofcer, will educate and empower women so they are prepared to make sound estate and investment planning decisions. Christine will discuss the benets of good planning and what common pitfalls to avoid. Seminar is free, but reservations must be made at any Charlotte State Bank & Trust ofce or by contacting Francine Wargo at 941-624-1944 or fwargo@ Triple Play Town Hall Community Health Fair Event, 5 to 7 p.m., Port Charlotte Middle School Gymnasium, 23000 Midway Blvd, Port Charlotte. Free. The goal of Triple Play is to encourage kids to eat healthier, become more physically active and increase their ability to engage in healthy relationships. Charlotte Harbor Singles for Sail weekly social, 7 p.m., Portonos Restaurant, 23241 Bayshore Road, Port Charlotte. Charlotte Harbor Singles for Sail is a sailing club for singles who enjoy sailing or would like to learn. For more information, contact Commodore Terry Reiss at 941-661-5128. FRIDAY, DEC. 12Parkside Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cultural Center parking lot, Gertrude side, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Team Parkside, in partnership with the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, sponsors a farmers market in the common area of the main entrance. Email Cruisin Eddie, keyboard with vocals oldies live music, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Bingo, 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centennial Hall, Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Mahjong, 1 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Bion Cantorum presents Beautiful Sounds of Christmas, 7 p.m., Cultural Center Theater, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte Seasonal concert will include Verdis Ave Maria, White Christmas, Lauridsens O Magnum Mysterium, Silent Night and more. Tickets are $15 per person or $14 for Cultural Center members. Buy tickets online at www. CALENDARFROM PAGE 2holiday concert PHOTO PROVIDEDBion Cantorum presents Beautiful Sounds of Christmas, 7 p.m., Friday Dec. 12 and 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14 at the Cultural Center Theater, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Tickets are $15 per person or $14 for Cultural Center members. Groups of 15 or more are eligible for a special $12 rate. Buy tickets online at or at the Information Desk and Theater Box Oce. For more information, call 941-625-4175. 50478005 50471884 If you are serious about your financial future you should know the ANSWERS to these questions: Who can benefit from Social Security Planning? Why should I involve a Financial Advisor in my Social Security Decision? When should I start my Planning? Request a CONSULTATION Today and get answers to your questions Maximize Your Social Security Building the foundation of a stable, secure retirement income plan Wiitala Financial Services Ronald C. 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Herald Page 4 Friday, December 5, 2014 Macys hosts Red Door Experience HERALD PHOTOS BY DONNA STEPHENSONElizabeth Arden makeup artists from all over the world converged recently for the Red Door Experience Nov. 18-19 at Macys in the Port Charlotte Town Center. The artists, not in order, included Heather Jackson from St. Petersburg; Debbie Kaye from Chicago; Gidget Flaherty from New Orleans; Sheryl Paige from Tampa; Alisa Albright Market Coordinator from Arden, Tampa; Kaila Quintana from Tampa; Maria Gregg from Arden, Portugal; Rifka Jerebka, from Arden, Israel; Anna, Macys Port Charlotte; Jeremy Skidmore, Elizabeth Arden account executive from Tampa. Robert Wolf from Image Bureau Professional Portraits in Sarasota with Mara Harless of Port Charlotte. Hairstylist and owner of DVinas Salon Davina Allen works on Mara Harless hair as part of her makeover at Macys. LEFT: Owner of DVinas Salon, Davina Allen, works on Fran Dipaulo during the Red Door Expe rience at Macys. DVinas Salon is located at 14906 Tamiami Trail, Unit C, North Port. For more information, call 941-429-9994. 50476508 First Presbyterian Church of Punta Gorda 25250 Airport Road Punta Gorda, FL 33950rfntbbrf We Believe Jesus Christ is at the center of our lives and making disciples of Jesus at the core of our ministry.tb We also believe the Bible is unique and authoritative Word of God, which teaches all that is necessary for faith and life. The prominence of Gods Word over our lives shapes our priorities, and the unrivaled authority of the Bible directs our actions to be in concert with Christs very best for our values. 18215 Paulson Drive Port Charlotte, FL 33954 (941) 206-1000 The Charlotte Sun The Charlotte Sun Supports BNI.... Supports BNI.... 50477736 50471794 ECOCoven,mt OrderEvangelcalcsbvteriaas,JC8'S BEST community _Jult CutFREE Shampoo & Lite Dry$ 12 95as Reg $14j 1rrgne,.I S,eculy cats, oox

Friday, December 5, 2014 Herald Page 5 Open auditions for the musical Church Basement Ladies Sunday and MondayOpen auditions for the musical Church Basement Ladies will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, at the Charlotte Players Community Theater Center, 1182 Market Circle, Port Charlotte. Auditions are for six roles: One man ages 35-45, four women ages 20-60 and one church organist who can be either a man or a woman. The hilarious musical comedy Church Basement Ladies, written by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke, is a musical celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work there, serving food for holidays, funerals, weddings and solving the problems of a rural Minnesota church undergoing change in 1965. This production will be directed by Ron Bupp. Church Basement Ladies will be performed in the Cultural Center Theater Feb. 20-28. Perusal scripts are available at the Charlotte Players business ofce free of charge to members of Charlotte Players or with a $10 refundable deposit to nonmembers. For more information, please call 941-255-1022 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.Wildlife center seeks helpThe Peace River Wildlife Center, 3400 Ponce de Leon Parkway (at the end of West Marion Avenue), Punta Gorda, needs bleach, eggs, romaine lettuce and kale, along with rodent-proof metal storage containers or cabinets to store food. The containers do not have to be new, but do need to seal. For more information, call 941-637-3830, or visit Heights Park restrooms to closeCharlotte County Community Services announced the closure of the restrooms at Harbour Heights Park, 27420 Voyageur Drive, for the next two months during remodeling. Two portable toilets will be available for public use. All other park amenities still will be available to the public. For more information about local parks, visit on page 7.My seeming impossible good now comes to pass, the unexpected now happens! 50471677 Best Hearing Aid Solutions at the Best Hearing Aid Center Waterproof Aids/ rechargeable Aids/ Invisible Aids from the Basic Entry Level Aids to the most advanced smart Aids 1931 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33948 LTM Plaza/Accross from Lowes DIGITAL HEARING INSTRUMENTS $699 THESE 100% CUSTOM DIGITAL INSTRUMENTS AUTOMATICALLY ADJUST TO ENHANCE SPEECH CLARITY AND MANAGE BACKGROUND NOISE NOT TO BE COMBINED WITH OTHER COUPONS. PREVIOUS PURCHASE EXCLUDED Starting at PRICE GUARANTEE: Bring Any Current Discounted Hearing Aid Ad & We Will Match It! I GUARANTEE IT I GUARANTEE IT Y o u l l L i k e t h e w a y y o u h e a r Y o u l l L i k e t h e w a y y o u h e a r P e t e C l e p p e H A S / B C H I S Pete Cleppe, HAS/ BC-HIS t s Aa


Herald Page 6 Friday, December 5, 2014 Since our last article, yet another scout in Troop 37 has reached the rank of Eagle Scout. Also, we have held troop elections to allow scouts to hold leadership positions within the troop. On May 20, Jo Neeley was questioned by a group of scouters in order to see whether he had fullled the requirements necessary to become an Eagle Scout. This process is known as an Eagle Board of Review, and Jo was notied that he had passed soon afterwards. In order to earn the rank of Eagle, one of the requirements that Jo had to complete was to plan and lead a project that would benet the community. He, with the help of his fellow scouts and scouters, created two raised garden beds for Sterling House in Punta Gorda. One is standing height, while the other is wheelchair accessible. The entire project, from planning to completion, took about six months. A few months after the board of review took place, an Eagle Court of Honor was held. Family, friends, and members of Troop 37 were in attendance. A week later, on Oct. 7, elections were held in Troop 37. Positions that are offered include scribe, librarian, chaplins assistant, webmaster, patrol leader, senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader and historian. Re-elections are held every year. We now have a new troop historian, Jackson Mackenzie, who will be taking pictures and writing articles for as long as he holds the position. I have enjoyed being the historian for the past two years, but in order to earn the Eagle Scout rank as well, I have to serve in other positions. I hope to be able to continue as the historian afterwards. For more information, call 941624-4223 or check out our website at Troop 37 welcomes another Eagle Scout Justin Harvey Trail MarkersJustin Harvey is Troop Historian for Boy Scout Troop 37. For more information, call 941-276-1796. 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Herald Page 10 Friday, December 5, 2014 and more to the warehouse and help out with other programs. One of my favorite things is helping to pass out the toys to the families, Emily said. When Emily isnt collecting toys, she is a busy student at Port Charlotte High School where she has an A-B average. When she graduates she will decide between becoming a teacher or going into law enforcement. Either one I will be able to help children. My favorite class is TA, which is teachers assistant, where I enjoy working with students as a classroom aide. I also love working with little kids, Emily said. Carol Pickford, who is the Charlotte County Coordinator for Toys for Tots, said, She is wonderful, wonderful. I wish more kids were like Emily. We gave her a Toys for Tots box for her room because of all the toys she collects. Emilys mother, Corry, is full of praise for her daugther. I am beyond proud of her. She never asks for anything for herself, always wants to help other people. If she gets gift cards, she always buys something for her brother and sister not for herself. She is seless, Corry said. Last year, Emily received the Do the Right Thing Award from the Punta Gorda Police Department. She received many gifts that she shared with her family. Emily was also made teen coordinator for Toys for Tots. During the interview with Emily, she did not mention the award or being a coordinator. She is modest and refreshing and has not accepted a Christmas or birthday gift for herself in six years. When asked what her wish was for the Christmas holiday, Emily said, that boys and girls would get toys. If you want to make Emilys wish come true, donate to Toys for Tots this year. Help to bring a smile to Emily and a local child, too. For more information, call Carol Pickford at 941-626-6215.TOYS: Emily Cox wants you to donateFROM PAGE 1 HERALD PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMSEmily Cox, 15, student at Port Charlotte High School, has been an avid collector of toys, taking in donations for the Marine Corp League Toys for Tots program here in Charlotte County. Emily works closely with Carol Pickford, the area Toys for Tots coordinator. said Seeley. It takes awhile, but it is worth the effort. All the glasses in the store are buy one get one free. With 5,000 frames in stock to choose from, you will nd the right pair for yourself or a family member. With designer name brands like Coach, Versace, DKNY and more, its hard to not nd the right frame style. Eyeglass World offers routine eyeglass exams starting at $59, as well as contact exams starting at $99. In most cases, glasses can be ready the same day and at times in as little time as an hour. Did you know if you have an eye medical emergency you can be seen at Eyeglass World? Located at 2241 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, Eyeglass World is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information or to set an appointment, call 941-629-9309.Charlotte State Bank & Trust collecting toysCharlotte State Bank & Trust has teamed up with Salvation Army and the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program to collect toys for local needy children. At each branch ofce, you will nd an Angel Tree with the names and ages of children written on cards. The public is invited to stop by one of the ve Charlotte County branches, pick a card with a childs name, pur chase unwrapped gifts and return them and the childs card back to the branch. The toy drive for the Guardian ad Litem ends on Dec. 12, and the Salvation Army drive ends on Dec. 17. Bank lobbies are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The Guardian ad Litem Angel trees will be on display at the following Charlotte State Bank & Trust locations: Murdock ofce, 1100 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte; and the Parkside ofce, 3002 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Salvation Army Angel trees will be at the following locations: Punta Gorda ofce, 2331 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda; Peachland ofce, 24163 Peachland Blvd., Port Charlotte; and Charlotte Harbor ofce, 23112 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor.Free lecture on Navigating the Peace River Dec. 16Our Northern friends are ocking back more and more each day. The roads will be a bit slower as everyone tries to navigate to their destinations. The Peace River also brings people in from all over the area sherman, kayakers, fossil hunters and just folks wanting to go for a boat ride up and down the river. Lets face it, the river can be a challenge to a new boater, and even a seasoned boat can get turned around when checking out some of the smaller tributaries that ow into the Peace river. Hidden logs and shoals that were not there last year can all cause nightmare for a mariner. Nav-A-Gator Grill joins up with Captain Dennis Kirk a few times a year and hosts a public meeting about navigating the Peace River. The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 16 at the Nav-A-Gator Grill, 9700 SW Riverview Circle, Lake Suzy. To save a spot for yourself or a few friends, call 941-627-3474. 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Friday, December 5, 2014 Herald Page 11 Q My oratam St. Augustine grass lawn is looking thin and weedy. I read about a new disease that is present in South Florida attacking and killing Floratam lawns. Could that be the reason for my lawns decline? Can I replace dead turf with Floratam sod? Bob, Port Charlotte A The new Floratam lawn disease (actually an old disease that has reappeared after 40 years) is named for it source sugarcane mosaic virus. It is unlikely your lawn decline is from this disease. However, the disease does start as dead and thinning patches covering the lawn starting in the fall. Other lawn care problem(s) are suspected and should be ruled out rst. Remember that St. Augustine lawns are not particularly drought resistant. Inadequate rainfall this fall or failing to irrigate when the lawn shows water stress could lead to lawn decline. Other lawn problems leading to thinning turf include overuse of fertilizer or use of a weed and feed fertilizer product at the wrong time or excessive pesticide use on stressed turfgrass. Chinch bugs, excessive shade, scalping the lawn or setting a mower to cut lower than 3 inches on a regular basis are also suspected problems. For some gardeners, compaction from foot trafc or excessive weed pressure leads to lawn death. To date, the sugarcane mosaic virus has not infected any Charlotte County lawns, nor has it been found in neighboring counties. However, it has appeared in 150 lawns in three counties Palm Beach, Pinellas and Miami-Dade counties. Lawns with this virus exhibit grass blades with a mosaic pattern if held up to the light. Phil Harmon, a plant pathologist with the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is studying the problem and is looking for a solution. Currently, no cure is known. The best a Floridian can do is preventing a known source of the disease from spreading to a new lawn. Lawn fungicide will not stop this disease. If a homeowner suspects their lawn may have the disease based on visual symptoms, they can contact the extension ofce. Suspected turf samples are sent to a plant diagnostic center in Gainesville and screened for the virus. To see other typical symptoms of this disease, log into facebook and enter the words: UF Rapid Turfgrass Diagnostic Service. Another university source of information is at: http://edis.ifas.u. edu/pdfles/PP/PP31300.pdf. Floratam is used widely in South Florida as replacement sod for declining home lawns. Any commercial sod grower or dealer would be screening for the presence of this disease and would not be a likely source. Consider replacing dead lawn with something other than oratam. More resilient St. Augustine grass include Bitterblue or Palmetto. Or use a different type of turfgrass, like Empire zoysiagrass. Infected lawns with this disease do recover, but the disease remains latent until next fall. Infected lawns become carriers for the spread of the disease. Infected grass blades stick to mowers and weed-eaters. Blow off grass from infected equipment. Use commercial ammonia cleaner.Q Is the snow-like cover of weeds in my lawn needing to be controlled? I have a St. Augustine grass lawn, which I mow weekly to keep the weed and grass short. What commercial product can I use for this weed? Damen, Port CharlotteA Richardia species is known by several common names Florida snow, Florida pusley or large-ower Mexican Clover. It is common in South Florida, especially in St. Augustine grass lawns. It often gets started from a single patch of weeds or seed. Lawns with areas that get repeatedly scalped with a mower (sloped turf areas or around areas near storm drains) are prone to this weed. A non-woody but spreading perennial plant, Florida pusley spreads quickly via long, creeping runners that produce thousands of new owers producing tens of thousands of seeds. Seeds can germinate year-round thanks to our mild winter temperatures and few freezes. Lawns that are environmentally stressed and thinning are prone to this weed. Like lawns with white clover up North, gardeners may either like seeing Florida pusley in their lawn or want to remove it. Its owers draw plenty of insects, pollinator bees and butteries. To reduce spreading this weed across the lawn, either hand dig or apply an atrazine-containing herbicide. Perfect control of this weed is rarely achieved even if the recommended 4 percent atrazine concentrate spray is used (ex Hi-Yield Atrazine Weed Killer or Image Atrazine for St. Augustine grass). Several applications two weeks apart will be necessary for noticeable control. Do not use Atrazine if the air temperature rises above 88F. Activate with irrigation or moderate rainfall within two days after application. At a minimum, using atrazine should keep the weed from spreading. One side effect of using atrazine is roots of trees and shrubs can absorb it and be injured. Learn more at: http://edis.ifas. Atrazine can also be found as a hoseend spray or granular form. The liquid formulations give the best control. The granular form is used in some weed and feed fertilizer. These products contain fertilizer but only 1 percent atrazine. Changing how you mow your lawn is the best way to discourage Florida pusley from spreading. Its growth habit changes by your mowing habits. A lawn mowed more frequently during the dormant season (weekly) exhibits a more prostrate growth form of the weed, while a lawn mowed less fre quently has an erect growing habit and is more easily controlled. Mow your lawn when one-third of the grass blade can be removed without injuring the turf. Mow regularly at the recommended best height (usually 3.5 to 4 inches) for Floratam lawns. At that height, this creeping weed is shaded out. Some fact sheet links from UF on this plant: pdfles/FW/FW03400.pdf or http:// columns/Snow.weed.htm. Thomas Becker is a horticulture assistant for Charlotte Countys FloridaFriendly Landscaping program. Contact UF/IFAS/Charlotte County Extension, Master Gardener Program or the Extension Service Plant Lifeline, 25550 Harborview Road, Port Charlotte. Call 941-764-4340 ext. 2, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday or Friday or email master.gardener@ is killing my St. Augustine lawn? Thomas Becker Horticulture Assistant PHOTO PROVIDEDFlorida snow, also known as Florida pusley or large-ower Mexican Clover, is common in South Florida, especially in St. Augustine grass lawns. It often gets started from a single patch of weeds or from seed. Lawns with areas that get repeatedly scalped with a mower are prone to this weed. 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Sandlin.Airport plans announcedAirport zoning requirements and future expansion of facilities will include more hangers and instrument landing equipment at Charlotte County Airport. The news was happily received by development authority members at a regular meeting yesterday. Frank Toolan, airport supervisor, is responsible for general operation of the airport. He said a proposed zoning ordinance between the authority and the Charlotte County Zoning Board would capture the greatest possible safety to ground an aircraft by eliminating or preventing development of airspace hazards near the airport. Toolan also pointed out a zone of 3 and a half miles from the departure end of a runway is the extreme limit of land that could be affected at all by 727or 747-type jet aircraft carriers. These might eventually be used to serve this area. Consultant Charles Fenner described the master plan program for the authority. He stated the future instrument landing facilities would enhance the county overall. The description of instrument landing information is eventually going to be published nationally to all ight facilities. This will literally be a signature to be seen everywhere. More and more people y to this area, Fenner said.Bicentennial group plans 43 projectsEstablishment of a Charlotte County Historical Society and the designation of 23 sites throughout the county are just two of an ambitious list of 43 projects. All these are planned by Charlotte Countys Bicentennial Action Committee for the nations 200th birthday. Harry Nohr, bicentennial chairman, and George Lane Jr., executive director of the committee, said proposed projects were reviewed in conjunction with three national themes: heritage, horizons and festivals. Heritage projects are those connected with historic signicance; horizons are representing efforts for the betterment of the community; and festivals are the celebrations and events sur rounding the acknowledgment of the bicentennial.Christmas tour of homesThis years Christmas Tour of Homes, presented by the Punta Gorda Garden Club, will be held on Dec. 13. The theme of the Tour of Homes is Everywhere its Christmas. The general chairman is Mrs. Matthew Bandler. Proceeds will go toward the beautication of the Punta Gorda Library and the Public Health Building on Taylor Road. Houses on the tour and their chair men are as follows: Dr. and Mrs. Charles Wilson on Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, chaired by Mrs. J.P. Clark; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hinshaw, Punta Gorda, chaired by Mrs. Charles Mann; Mr. and Mrs. Warren Winkleman, Punta Gorda, chaired by Mrs. Archie Odom; and Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Maughn, Punta Gorda, chaired by Mrs. Russ Faber.Gerace brothers open new restaurantSal and Osmo Gerace are counting on their combined experience of 80 years in the restaurant business to make their new Port Charlotte venture a success. The venture, of course, is an Italian restaurant bearing the name of the two brothers. It is located on Tamiami Trail, north of the Elks Club. The restaurant has a seating capacity of 160 in the former church building that has been remodeled. It has an orange and white decor, with white walls, orange drapes, white table cloths and orange padded chairs. Charlotte Players to offer showThe Charlotte Players will present The Prisoner of Second Avenue, the Neil Simon comedy hit, in a four-night run. The rst show is Dec. 12 in the Charlotte Cultural Center Theatre. 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Friday, December 5, 2014 Herald Page 13 For two seasons, the Port Charlotte JV boys basketball team went through its opponents like a hot knife through butter, coming within one point of a perfect season two years ago, followed by another great season last year. All those players are now on varsity, so head coach Leighton Bowie is starting over with a new set of kids. And while theyre working hard to under stand the system, they are undergoing some growing pains. They were on full display during their Nov. 20 season opener against North Port at the Pirate Cove in a game marked with inconsistency, moments of brilliance interrupted by sluggish play. North Port led for much of the game, withstanding several Pirate runs in the second and third quarters that briey gave Port Charlotte the lead and another in the nal minute when a 12-point lead nearly evaporated before the Bobcats survived 62-58. Despite the loss, Bowie said he saw some positives. His players just need to stop leaving so many points on the court. We did a good job breaking the press. We need to do the simple things as far as make layups and free throws, Bowie said. They made some mistakes because they were nervous. It was their rst game and everyone was guring things out. Perhaps the biggest plus for Port Charlotte is size. Andrew Bennett and Elideo Perez dominated inside and got some easy baskets, which has been a trait at all levels for the Pirates in recent years. We have an advantage inside and we try to expose that, but we need to do the simple things like nish more around the basket, Bowie said. The Bobcats got out fast to a seven-point lead before a 10-2 run gave the Pirates a brief lead. North Port answered with an 11-1 run to give them a 26-17 advantage late in the second quarter. The Pirates chipped away again, with Perez scoring seven of his 13 points in the third quarter to again put the Pirates on top, only to see North Port pull away again. Adam Cohen scored 10 of his gamehigh 18 points in the fourth quarter, and Bryan OBoyle also had a hot hand in the nal eight minutes to give North Port a 60-48 lead late. Port Charlotte, which didnt help itself by going 1 for 7 from the free throw line in the third quarter, had one more run in it, as Klayton Morris scored 13 of his 16 points in the fourth, with three three-pointers, to cut the lead to 60-58 in the nal seconds before OBoyles two free throws nally iced it. Bennett also had 16 points for the Pirates. OBoyle added 16 points for North Port, with Skylar Razmilovich contributing 10. Bowie said no one player has really stood out, so everyone has to under stand their job and do it. Everybody has to do their thing, and for some thats a struggle. If your job is to rebound, you have to rebound. People have to understand their role, and its my job to do that, Bowie said.A fresh start for JV boys hoopsBy CHUCK BALLAROSPORTS WRITER HERALD PHOTOS BY CHUCK BALLAROPort Charlotte JV basketball player Pop Bush looks to receive a pass underneath during his teams season opener against North Port on Nov. 20. Port Charlotte JV basketball player Steven Hawkins sets to make a pass in the paint during his teams season opener. Port Charlotte JV boys basketball coach Leighton Bowie talks to his players during a time out of their season opener against North Port on Nov. 20. Port Charlotte JV basketball player Klayton Morris pushes the ball down the oor while guarded by a North Port player during their season opener Nov. 20 at the Pirate Cove. Port Charlotte JV basketball player Andrew Bennett puts in a lay-up during a Nov. 20 game against North Port. Bennett had 16 points, but Port Charlotte fell 62-58. Port Charlotte and North Port tip o their 2014-15 season at the Pirate Cove on Nov. 20. 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Herald Page 14 Friday, December 5, 2014 Round one of the battle for basketball bragging rights in Port Charlotte went to the Pirates with their 55-39 win over the Community Christian Mustangs on Dec. 1. Both teams entered the contest without a win. Jim Engmarks Mustangs had played well in their first four games but, just not good enough to win. The Pirates had lost a 4-point game to North Port in their opener in which Pirate coach Leighton Bowie described as an ugly game that we should have won. If the meeting between the two local schools were a baseball game, then the Pirates would have won 2-1. In basketball, you need to have more scoring runs than your opponent to pull out a win, and the Pirates did that with two early runs sandwiched around the Mustangs run. Port Charlotte jumped ahead with a 12-1 run to open the game. Community Christian came back late in the rst quarter and early in the second quarter with their 9-2 run to draw within a couple of buckets at 14-10. The Pirates struck next as Elijah Johnson stopped the Mustang run with a pair of baskets to jump start the Pirates as they picked up a little breathing room with a 15-4 run to end the rst half with the Pirates on top 29-14. The second half saw the teams pretty much trade baskets as the Pirates held onto their rst-half lead. The Pirates outscored the Mustangs 15-11 in the third period highlighted by a buzzer beater from freshman Bryce Cleveland from 3-point land. The Mustangs outscored the Pirates 14-11 in the nal period to lose the second half by a single point. By then however, the rst-half lead was just too much to come back from. Blake Via scored 12 points for the Mustangs, one behind team leader Jacob Foster. Via said, We started off a little sloppy tonight, but we played better in the second half and maybe that will carry over to our rst district game tomorrow night. We have a lot of new guys and have just got to learn to trust each other and when we complete that process well be a very good basketball team. Engmark said, We had a lot of open shots and we have a lot of good shooters on this team, but they just didnt fall for us tonight. The second half of this game should give us some condence for the rest of the season. With only two seniors on the team and several talented eighth-graders coming up, Engmark said the teams future looks bright. Ben Via (Blakess brother) and Josh Foster (Jacobs brother) are two freshmen who understand the game and are contributing as freshmen right now, added Engmark. Elijah Johnson led the Pirates with 14 points, followed by Steven Hawkins with 9. Im feeling great now because in the last game I made a lot of errors and I cut down on them tonight. I need to work on my dribbling and shooting. My shooting is just weird according to everybody else, said the sophomore Johnson. Weird is OK as long as he leads the team in scoring. They played under control tonight. The need to play differently than they do in rec ball where they need to score all the time. Now they have other teammates to rely on and they need to learn how to work together, Bowie said. We looked over the tape and saw what we did wrong in that rst game. We really werent working together. Once we start working as a team and build our chemistry we can accomplish anything as a team, said Hawkins. Hawkins father, Kevin, is the assistant coach for the Pirates. When were at home were like father and son, but when we get onto the court he is like any other coach and it is all business, added Hawkins.Battle of Port Charlotte goes to PiratesBy STEVE KNAPPHERALD SPORTS WRITER HERALD PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPPThe Pirates Elijah Johnson goes to the hoop and avoids Blake Vias block as he scores two of his game-high 14 points in the Pirates 55-39 win over Community Christian. 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Serving Punta Gorda and Burnt Store A section of the SUN 16 pagesWith the month of December officially here, Punta Gorda is aglow with the sights of glittering lights, festive photo-ops and holiday-themed events the whole family can enjoy. But the process of turning our little piece of paradise into a winter wonderland took more than a weekend to create. In fact, the transformation took weeks of hard work, often times following months of meticulous planning. Now that the lighting ceremonies have commenced, Thanksgiving has passed and we are ticking down the days until the arrival of the December holidays, it feels like the right time to go out with friends and family to enjoy the festive sights in Punta Gorda.Downtown is aglow for the seasonA good place to start viewing holiday decor is right in the middle of downtown. Here, more than 400 light poles can be seen twinkling with holiday lights, garland and glittering snowakes. Rocking a new holiday vibe this year is the main drag along West Marion and Olympia avenues, between the north and southbound U.S. 41 inter sections, where white lights have been wrapped tightly around the poles and even a few trees, which were tted with electrical outlets. The lighting of a city The lighting of a city The lighting of a city VIETNAM MEMORIAL NEWS INSIDE LIGHTING | PAGES 8-9 PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG HERALDPUNTA GORDA By PAMELA STAIKPGH EDITORFriday, December 5, 2014 Since 1893 LIKE THE PUNTA GORDA HERALD ON Longtime insurance building soldCar show raises money for wallGiving thanks P | 7 P | 12 P | 13 Carl Clark makes sure all the lights on the snowake are burning bright on this Sullivan Street light pole. ABOVE: The Punta Gorda Kiwanis Clubs 16th annual Christmas Card Lane will be constructed Dec. 6 at Gilchrist Park, 400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. Stop by through the rst weekend in January to see a festive display right on the harbor. HERALD PHOTO BY PAMELA STAIK HERALD PHOTO BY PAMELA STAIKBonnie Harris makes some adjustments to a strand of holiday lights wrapped around this Sullivan Street light pole. ABOVE: The Christmas tree at the corner of West Marion Avenue and Taylor Street is a sight to see at night.FILE PHOTO FILE PHOTO 50476531 Good Friends, Good Food, Good Times 1975 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda 941-575-7575 Reservations recommended. Mon -Thurs & Sun 11 Fri & Sat 11 M AKE Y OUR C HRISTMAS E VE R ESERVATIONS E ARLY 5 0 4 7 2 4 9 4 50472494


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USPS 743170 The Sun is published daily by Sun Coast Media Group, Inc., 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980-2198. SATURDAY, DEC. 6 The Downtown Farmers Market on Taylor Street runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 941-391-4856 or visit www. for details. The 36th annual Christmas Parade steps off at noon from Charlotte High School, 1250 Cooper St., Punta Gorda. The route will proceed north on Taylor Street to the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St. For details, call 941-627-2222. The Southwind Bluegrass Band will perform a free concert from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Punta Gorda Train Depot, 1009 Taylor Road. Bring a chair and enjoy the music. Refreshments will be available. The Train Depots Antique Mall & Museum will also be open. Call 941-639-6774 for details. Author Terry Howard will speak about his book, High Seas Wranglers: The Lives of Atlantic Fishing Captains, at 5:30 p.m. at Coppersh Books, 1205 Elizabeth St., Suite A, Punta Gorda. For details, call 941-205-2560.SUNDAY, DEC. 7 The Punta Gorda Historical Societys Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at History Park, 501 Shreve St. Guided tours of the gardens are available. Call 941-639-1887 for details. A Pearl Harbor Day remembrance ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. at Center Court in Fishermens Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. A reception at the Military Heritage Museum will follow the event. For more information, call Hank Mastowski at 941-764-8286. The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will offer a concert called Gioioso at 7:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda. Call 941-205-9743 or visit www. for tickets.TUESDAY, DEC. 9 Christine Hause, vice president and trust officer with Charlotte State Bank & Trust, will offer a free Estate Planning for Women seminar from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the banks Punta Gorda office, 2331 Tamiami Trail. For details, call Francine Wargo at 941-624-1944 or email fwargo@ Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, a lm made in Finland in 2010, will be shown at 1 p.m. at Florida Gulf Coast University, Herald Court Centre, 117 Herald Court, Suite 211, Punta Gorda. Tickets are $5. Call 941-505-1765 for details. The book launch for Libby Schaefers The Ladies of Punta Gorda: A Memory Book will take place at 6 p.m. at Coppersh Books, 1205 Elizabeth St., Suite A, Punta Gorda. For details, call 941-205-2560.WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10 Registration for The Foot Landings free, weekly Pub Run begins at 6 p.m. at the store, 117 Herald Court, Suite 1112, Punta Gorda. Call 941-347-7751 for details.THURSDAY, DEC. 11 Author Diane Gilbert Madsen will talk about her book, The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper, at 5:30 p.m. at Copperfish Books, 1205 Elizabeth St., Suite A, Punta Gorda. For details, call 941-205-2560. An acoustical music session in Gilchrist Park will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the park, 400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. Charlotte High Schools vocal music department will present a holiday concert, called Music in the Air, at 7 p.m. at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 701 Carmalita St. There are no tickets required. Email Jaclyn. for details. Compiled by Pamela Staik, Whats Inside TABLE OF CONTENTSEditors Insights .........................2 Happenings on the Harbor .......2 Business News ........................3-7 Community Beat ..................8-13 40 Years Ago ..............................14 Golf Scores ...............................14 Tarpon Page .............................15From the rafters at Fishermens Village, where more than one million lights are on display for the annual Festival of Lights, to the downtown regions street-side light poles, there is no denying Punta Gorda is ready for the approaching December holidays. While some residents emitted sounds of displeasure as workers toiled away in the hot sun to put up the citys holiday decor, their voices are growing quiet and, in some cases, appreciative of our decked-out town. Neighborhoods are slowly but surely adopting a more seasonal look, too, and families are spending their free time crawling up into their attics to retrieve stockings, lights and holiday gear. The tradition in my family is to begin decorating my parents house right after the table has been cleared (and football has been watched) on Thanksgiving Day. It starts with placing the Nativity scene on display, which is soon followed by the Christmas tree and my dads train set. Come Friday, you will typically catch us climbing up ladders and walking the roof in an effort to spread the holiday cheer outside. Although I missed the big production this year, I was able to help my future motherand sisters-in-law place holiday decorations around the house during a recent visit to New York. While my anc kept busy in the yard with his dad, I kept close to the replace like a good Florida girl. Now back home, I am hoping to have all my holiday decorations up this weekend. This should offer a hilarious scene, as I can only imagine how exciting the process will seem to my nearly sixmonth-old Rhodesian ridgeback. When it comes to the holidays, every family has its own traditions. And if you are one of those families who have put together a display you think the public would enjoy seeing, consider letting the newspaper know. Just as we have done in past years, the Sun is compiling a list of holiday decorations in the daily newspaper. All you have to do is email your street address, town and a brief description of your featured attractions to Marion Putman, assistant Charlotte Sun editor, at, or call her at 941-206-1183. You can even email a photo, and well try to get it in the paper, too. We look forward to hearing all about your displays.See the lights of Punta Gorda Pamela Staik PGH EditorPamela Staik is the editor of the Punta Gorda Herald. Contact her at Submit information about public events to Punta Gorda Herald Editor Pamela Staik via email at pstaik@ or by calling 941-2061125. Events need to be submitted each week by noon Monday.FRIDAY, DEC. 5 A Rudolph Chase 5K and 1-mile walk will take place at Laishley Park, 100 Nesbit St., Punta Gorda. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m., with a free Egg Dog Jog for children between the ages of 2 and 5. The timed run begins at 7 p.m. Fees are $25 for adults and $10 for kids under 12. Proceeds will benet the Back Pack Kidz program and the Senior Friendship Centers of Charlotte County. Call 941-426-1973 or visit www. for details. FILE PHOTOMembers of the Punta Gorda Garden Club oer unique and natural holiday decor during their annual Holly Days Home Tour. 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Friday, December 5, 2014 Herald Page 3 Tonight (Dec. 5) at 6, the Punta Go rda Chamber of Commerce is guar anteeing (well, weather permitting) that it will snow again in Punta Gorda. More specically, it will snow on the corner of West Marion Avenue and Taylor Street, right by the downtown Punta Gorda Christmas tree, for approximately 15 minutes. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to help in the festivities. The Punta Gorda Chamber will also ensure the same weather conditions will prevail on Dec. 12 and 19, also at 6 p.m., giving kids of all ages the opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere while taking those all-important seles to send to family and friends in colder climates. Come down and join the party. The chamber fun continues at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 during a visit to Simply Sweet and Beach Bums in Fishermens Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. The two shops are under new ownership, and a grand re-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will celebrate this change. All are invited to attend. The following morning, on Dec. 10, the public is invited to join chamber members at the December Business Over Breakfast meeting, which will begin bright and early at 7:15 a.m. This months event is hosted by the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, located at 2001 Shreve St. New members are always welcome. Reserve a spot by calling the chamber ofce at 941-639-3720 during. We will be entertained by the incredible harmo nies of Charlotte High Schools very own CHARISMA choir, which is under the direction of Jaclyn Cushman. I look forward to meeting you there. In conjunction with the Green Hibiscus Transportation Company, the chamber is coordinating Christmas Light Trolley Tours at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12, 13, 19, 21 and 22. This festive tour of lights will take people on a tour of light displays in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte. In addition to viewing some spectacular holiday lights, participants can learn Christmas trivia and sing carols during each event.Chamber promises to let it snow again PHOTO PROVIDEDA ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Nov. 23 at the Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St., located just across from Fishermens Village. The celebration was in honor of the 25th anniversary of the VAC building. CONTACT THE CHAMBERFor more information about events listed in this column, contact the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce at 941-639-3720 or visit While on the chambers website, dont forget to sign up for the Friday Facts newsletter. John R. Wright PG ChamberJohn R. Wright is president of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. Contact him at jrwright@ | 6 PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG H H H business news PUNTA GORDA 50478005 941-505-9701 50476594 CONSIGNING WOMAN : CONSIGNING WOMAN : Best in Charlotte County Best in Charlotte County for Consignment/Thrift store for Consignment/Thrift store 2012 2013 2012 2013 6188 Elliott St. Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Mon.-Sat. 9:00am-5:30pm Sun. 11:00am-3:00pm More info, pictures, and map @ Furniture Housewares Pottery 2012-2013 941-626-4547 Natural Manicure Pedicure Facials Eyebrow Artistry Waxing Makeup Evelyn McCrary, 25yrs experience Licensed Nail & Skin Practitioner Good Service is not cheap-Cheap Service is not good! 50476664 The Nail Clipper ~ ~ ~ On Wheels ~ ~ ~ PEDICURE EXPERT YOUR LOCATION YOUR CONVENIENCE


Herald Page 4 Friday, December 5, 2014 December is here, and there is so much going on in Charlotte County. Heres a look at some upcoming events in our area: Toys for Tots collection announcedKays-Ponger & Uselton and Lemon Bay Funeral Homes and Cremation Specialist have partnered with the Marine Corp Leagues Toys for Tots program to collect toys for children during the holidays. Drop off a new, unwrapped toy to the following locations: 2405 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. 635 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Toys will be collected until Dec. 8. For more information, visit www. or follow the business on Facebook at kaysponger.Christmas Parade to march through Punta GordaThe 36th annual Christmas Parade steps off at noon on Dec. 6 from Charlotte High School, 1250 Cooper St. The route will proceed north on Taylor Street to the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St. The theme for this years parade is Santas Workshop, and judging will take place in front of Centennial Bank, 401 Taylor St. For information, call 941-627-2222.Ugly Christmas sweaters to run through Punta GordaIts time to grab your ugliest Christmas sweater and run for big prizes during the rst-ever Ugly Christmas Sweater Run on Dec. 17. The free event will start at The Foot Landing, 117 Herald Court, Suite 1112, Punta Gorda, with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m. Walkers will leave the store at 6:15 p.m., while runners will take off at 6:30 p.m. The end site is Fishermens Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, where an awards ceremony will take place around 7 p.m. Lighted pathways will guide participants through town, and prizes will be awarded for the best ugly sweaters. For more information, call The Foot Landing at 941-347-7751.See holiday lights during trolley fundraiserThe Relay for Life team from Greggs Automotive Repair Center and the Green Hibiscus Transportation Company is offering a Trolley Christmas Light Tour at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20. The tour will travel through Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, and it will depart from the Herald Court Centre parking garage in Downtown Punta Gorda. The tour is $20 per person, or $35 for a couple, and it will last approximately 2 and a half hours. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Reservations are required, and seating is limited. Call Martha at 941662-0055 or Becky at 941-585-9993 to sign up or get more information.Welcome to the busy month of December Leslee Peth Out and AboutLeslee Peth is the publisher of the Punta Gorda Herald. Contact her at On Nov. 18, members of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce attended the monthly Business After Hours event. The November happening was sponsored by Toucan Travel, located at 2825 Tamiami Trail, Suite B-1, Punta Gorda. For details about other chamber happenings, visit Travel welcomes PG Chamber members RIGHT: Toucan Travel was the sponsor of the Nov. 18 Business After Hours event for the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. Shown here, from left, are Melissa Baldwin, an employee at Toucan Travel; Loretta Starrett, owner of Toucan Travel; Vicki Koch of Trop Rock Travel; and Michael A. Decker of Toucan Travel. RIGHT: Posing for a photo during the Business After Hours event for November are Valerie and Ryan Shipman of Harbor Star Insurance.HERALD PHOTOS BY LORI WHITELEFT: Posing for a photo during the Business After Hours event are John Barry, repre senting Key West Express; Liz Sykes of Acline HR; and S. Jared Yankwitt, a nancial advisor for The Yankwitt Group. Celia Decker of Toucan Travel poses for a photo with Betty Eller, representing Coldwell Banker. Lori White Biz BitsContact advertising account manager Lori White at or 941-205-6404. 50476586 f f resh Interiors Home Decor & Design is your one-stop shop for Christmas decor and unique gifts. rfntbr trrtnfbbn nbtfrbn nfnnnbtnbn bbntntnf nbnrb Fresh Interiors is located in Historic Downtown Punta Gorda, at 322 Sullivan Street. (941) 347-7312 Where Friends Meet Friends 30th Anniversary Membership Drive! 10/31/14 12/06/14 Join BEFORE December 6, 2014 and you could win one of the following: FREE dues for a year Six months Free Dues Free Cart or Trail Fee for 6 months Offer expires 12/06/14 50476305 301 Madrid Blvd, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 941-637-1232 2 MONTHS FREE DUES


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Herald Page 6 Friday, December 5, 2014 The tours will depart the Herald Court Centres free parking garage, and the tours should last approximately 2 and a half hours. Advance reservations are required, and tickets can be made by calling the chamber. Tickets are $20 per person and $35 per couple. The 25th annual Lighted Boat Parade across Charlotte Harbor will set sail at 6 p.m. on Dec. 14 from the north shore of Edgewater Lake. The route will take the parade by the Isles Yacht Club, Fishermens Village and Laishley Park Marina. Under the chairmanship of Sarah Buck and Doug Buuck, there have been several changes made, including an option for boaters to join the parade on the south side of the harbor, avoiding a crossing of the harbor. For full details and to purchase tickets for $15 for the private viewing party at the Isles Yacht Club, contact the Punta Gorda Chamber. For more information on these or other chamber events, call the chamber or visit its website, www. Punta GordaStarting again every Friday from Jan. 9 to May 1, the chamber will be operating the Discovery Punta Gorda Trolley and Boat tours. Choose from three tours, with departures at 1:30 p.m. and two at 3 p.m. Two tours will depart from the Herald Court Centre parking garage and will offer trolley-only tours, featuring the city and its main attractions. The onboard narrator will offer a history of the area, mention noteworthy locations and give tour-goers some great insight into Punta Gordas journey to becoming a true Florida destination. The third tour will commence from the dock of King Fisher Fleet in Fishermens Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, with a 1-and-a-half-hour cruise on Charlotte Harbor. Upon returning to shore, participants will then take a 1-hour trolley tour. The trolley-only tours are $25 per person, with a maximum of 26 people per tour, while the trolley/boat tours are $45 per person. Advance reservations are required. Call the chamber today to make reservations. These tours are always extremely popular and sell out early.Tickets selling quickly for Wine & Jazz FestDont forget that Dave Koz, Nick Colionne and Mindi Abair are all heading to Punta Gorda in February 2015 for the annual Punta Gorda Wine & Jazz Festival. At the time of writing, we have only two premium seats left. All VIP seats have already been purchased. All regular tickets are $65 until Jan. 31, 2015, so buy now for the best deal. Remember, these tickets are ideal presents and great stocking stuffers. Tickets to the Jazz Brunch, hosted at the Isles Yacht Club and sponsored by Presley Beane Financial Services, are on sale for $45 each. The Jazz Brunch offers both superb food and incredible, live jazz music. Full details and advance tickets can be found on the chambers website.WRIGHTFROM PAGE 3 Sue Paquin PhotojournalistSue Paquin is a freelance photographer. Contact her at Seven Center for Creative Studies, located at 2509 Rio De Janeiro Ave., Deep Creek, held its rst parents night out event on Nov. 21. Called Pajama Jam, the event encour aged children to spend their evening singing, dancing and participating in arts and crafts before settling down with blankets and pillows to watch The Polar Express.Pajama Jam offers creative outlet for kids Brielle Saint Cyr has a great time doing art work and dancing with her friends during the pajama party. Olivia Law concentrates on her glitter orna ment project.HERALD PHOTOS BY SUE PAQUINAnna English dances around the studio. Casey Nemec, the owner and artistic director for Studio Seven Center for Creative Studies, helps Eleanor Birchenough make her hand print during the art session. 50471794 50476530 1205 Elizabeth Street, Suite D, Punta Gorda 637-9800 Since 1988 We Install and Service Your Residential and Commercial Air Conditioning and Heating Units With Honesty & Reliability Lic. # CAC 1814055 Y o u r B e s t C h o i c e Y o u r B e s t C h o i c e Your Best Choice F o r A / C A n d F o r A / C A n d For A/ C And H e a t i n g H e a t i n g Heating E x p e r t s E x p e r t s Experts 2008, 2009 2010, 2012 2011, 2013 2014


Friday, December 5, 2014 Herald Page 7 Few, if any, buildings in the downtown area have been owned by the same person for 62 years. Yet, that is the case for the little insurance building at the corner of Cross Street and West Marion Avenue. It housed Vernon Peeples insurance company until Nolan Family Insurance bought the business and moved in as Peeples tenant in 2005. A lot of insurance policies have been sold out of the little masonry building during those six de cades, but thats coming to an end in a few months. Peeples just sold the building, along with the leases for the big billboard behind it and another one farther south on U.S. 41, to an outdoor advertising company based in Fort Myers. He sold with some reluctance because it held many memories, beginning in 1952 when he and his late wife, Edna Jane, bought the building and started the business after he graduated from Florida State University. Back then, Punta Gorda was not the bustling city of 17,000 it is today, and he knew he was in for some lean times starting out. I bought it from Tillie Kennedy, Peeples said. He was a distributor for Standard Oil. He built the building before the Barron Collier Bridge was put in. At the time, Route 41 trafc came across the rst bridge over by Shreve Street and then down Marion Avenue to Shreve Street. When the Barron Collier opened, trafc passing by the business went down. Kennedy tried to sell for a couple of years at the princely sum of $3,500 without any luck, and he nally agreed to a novel proposition Peeples put to him. I came along with a wild idea, he said. I agreed to pay him $5,000 with $50 payments every month that included 5 percent interestIt was a good deal for everybody; all the money on my part was borrowed. Purchased in 1952, he and Edna Jane set about changing a gas station into a small ofce building using sweat equity, including mixing mortar and cutting Spanish bayonet grass with a machete, a little bartering and borrowing here and there, and a relentless effort to keep costs down. All that cost saving was a savvy move. The local economy back in the early 1950s was a dumpster re. Business was really slow, he said. The town wasnt growing, and young people here went into the services or moved to work in factories and never came back. We needed more people who were going to be here permanently, not just winter residents. He continued, I was totally dependent on sales. I was making some money, but not supporting myself. My parents owned a grocery store and subsidized my food. I did some substitute teaching, and Edna Jane came in to do the telephone greeting. You did what you had to do to survive. Nevertheless, he became the rst local representative of major companies like Aetna and Travelers, and he built a reputation for service that kept the doors open until Punta Gorda and Charlotte County were discovered. This was rough ly between 1955 and 1960 with the help of General Development Corporation in Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda Isles on this side of the bridge, Peeples said. I knew things were going to get better, and the business would prosper, he said. Prosper it did, and its proprietor not only operated the business successfully for more than 40 years, but he managed to nd time to get elected to multiple terms as a state representative and become an eminent local historian and author. When Peeples decided to sell the building, he hoped to sell it to the Nolans and keep it an insurance agency. Three months ago, however, the deal with the outdoor advertising company was signed. Little is known about the buildings future use. President Jim Nolan Jr., who grew up here, appreciates the history of the building and looked into purchasing it, but the t wasnt right. We bought a bigger, newer building, he said. I closed on a building last month in the ofce park at Madrid Boulevard and 41. Were tentatively looking to move in December or January. It will accommodate us at our current growth rate for the next 10 to 15 years. While the company is leaving the histor ic building, Nolan said it will remain what it has been for 62 years a strong, independent agency focused on nding the best policies among an array of companies, all while helping support the local economy.Insurance building changes hands after 62 years HERALD PHOTO BY GORDON BOWERThe Peeples Building at the corner of West Marion Avenue and Cross Street, an insurance agency for 62 years, has been sold to an outdoor advertising company based out of Fort Myers. Gordon Bower Punta GordyGordon Bower is a freelance writer and photographer. 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Herald Page 8 Friday, December 5, 2014 PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG H H H COMMUNITY BEATPUNTA GORDAThe white lights will be up year-round, requiring longterm maintenance plans, and they add quite the ambience to downtowns crowd pleaser of the season the citys 32-foot Christmas tree on the corner of West Marion and Taylor Street. Since the ofcial tree lighting for the citys tree, as well as the Downtown Merchants Associations tree across from Charlotte Countys Historical Courthouse, was set for Nov. 20, city crew members had to get a head start, with employees being spotted as early as Halloween following orders to deck the city. The goal was to decorate the main section of downtown by the lighting event, said Art Brewster, the supervisor of the citys Parks and Grounds Department and the Facilities Department. While the early construction was necessary to keep to the time table, it also resulted in some strong feedback from outspoken locals. But it appears the negative opinions have been replaced by ones of great appreciation, especially from the city. Brewster said, It looks great. We got some praise from the (City) Council that the lights are all up and looking nice. The objective was met. What we wanted to do for the downtown merchants was to brighten up downtown and attract people to downtown shopping. The beauty is the result of his hardworking crew of 10 people, who are often helped by the rightof-way staff, and their handiwork can be seen along other Punta Gorda roadways, including the three bridges leading to Ponce de Leon Park, both sides of Royal Poinciana and Monaco Drive, City Hall and the City Annex Building. I have praise for them all, Brewster said of his employees. They always rise to the occasion and have done whats been asked of them time and time again. I have good people, and the people in the city should be very proud of them for the work they do.Fishermens Village decked for the holidaysPraise should also go out to the folks at Fishermens Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, where the eighth annual Festival of Lights is in full swing. Not only is the waterfront shopping center beaming with more than one million lights, but the village has been decked out in three unique themes this year. After a very popular introduction to Punta Gorda last year, the colorful Whoville decorations that took their design cues from the pages of Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas! are on display in the rst section of the village. Section Two is themed with a winter wonderland decor, while the third section represents the traditional look of the holidays, complete with garland, a re place and nutcrackers. Patti Allen, the general manager of Fishermens Village, is credited with coming up with the idea to turn Fishermens Village into a Christmas village, expanding years ago on the very popular Christmas Light Canal Cruises offered by King Fisher Fleet. She makes it all happen, said Kathy Burnam, the marketing director of Fishermens Village. So many people take the lighted canal cruises, and they just love seeing the lights on the homes. And one day, Patti said, Why cant we do it? The display has since grown to attract people from all across the state, especially for the annual Lighting of the Village. This years event took place on Nov. 15. Burnam said its hard to tell exactly how many people attended the event, but estimates some 5,000 people came out to enjoy the live music and revelry offered during the evening. Like the city employees, village maintenance crews heard their fair share of heckling as they put up Christmas trees around Halloween, but the negativity seemed to evaporate as the village came to light. When people come in, their faces light up with joy, Burnam said. Theres a beauty and a magic to our Christmas village. It gives them a chance to not think about whats going on in the world, whats going on in their lives and be able to reect back to maybe a simpler time of peace, love and caring. Its a very magical time. To keep the spirited fun of the village revved up throughout the season, nearly nightly entertainment has been booked with live musical performances, visitations with Santa and the Grinch, as well as performances by local school, church and civic groups. Shopping hours have also been extended, with the village shops operating from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from noon until 6 p.m. Sundays. The best way to keep up to date on whats happening throughout the month is to visit or call 941639-8721. Dont forget about the villages annual New Years Eve bash. This not-to-miss event marks the end of the festival.History illuminated for the seasonOne lighting display locals should make plans to attend this weekend is at Punta Gordas History Park, 501 Shreve St. From 5 to 9 every evening from now until Dec. 7, people can take an illuminated walk through the Price House and Cigar Cottage, each of which have been decked out for the holidays. Visits from Santa Claus are expected nightly, and children can decorate sugar cookies on the porch of the Price House. Last year we didnt do this, but we are reviving it this year because the public has asked us so much to do it, so were starting it back up and getting the tradition going, explained Martha Lindquist, president of the Punta Gorda Historical Society. The park, she added, is becoming quite the place to be these days, with the Sunday Farmers Market picking up speed and more weddings being booked on a regular basis. With the lights, it looks amazing, she said. The theme is snowmen, and all the lights in the park are blue and white. Tickets are a $10 donation for adults, with children under 12 admitted for free. For more information, call 941-639-1887. LIGHTINGFROM PAGE 1 FILE PHOTOPeggy Hinton, Justin House and Leland House sit in Santas sleigh for a photo during the Lighting of the Village on Nov. 15. HERALD PHOTO BY PAMELA STAIKRIGHT: The Grinch pouts in his cage as the cele bration unfolds around him during the annual Lighting of the Village on Nov. 15. Although the Grinch escaped his connement, it was only for a few minutes. Santa Claus quickly intervened, saving the day just in time for the lighting. HERALD PHOTO BY PAMELA STAIKRIGHT: The Lee County Pipes & Drums were among the long list of performers who made an appearance during the Lighting of the Village on Nov. 15. FILE PHOTORIGHT: After a year hiatus, the lights are back at the Punta Gorda History Park, 501 Shreve St. Stop by from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Dec. 7 to see Punta Gordas historic buildings illuminated for the season. Friday, December 5, 2014 Herald Page 9 entertainment has been booked with live musical performances, visitations with Santa and the Grinch, as well as performances by local school, church and civic groups. Shopping hours have also been extended, with the village shops operating from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from noon until 6 p.m. Sundays. The best way to keep up to date on whats happening throughout the month is to visit or call 941639-8721. Dont forget about the villages annual New Years Eve bash. This not-to-miss event marks the end of the festival.History illuminated for the seasonOne lighting display locals should make plans to attend this weekend is at Punta Gordas History Park, 501 Shreve St. From 5 to 9 every evening from now until Dec. 7, people can take an illuminated walk through the Price House and Cigar Cottage, each of which have been decked out for the holidays. Visits from Santa Claus are expected nightly, and children can decorate sugar cookies on the porch of the Price House. Last year we didnt do this, but we are reviving it this year because the public has asked us so much to do it, so were starting it back up and getting the tradi tion going, explained Martha Lindquist, president of the Punta Gorda Historical Society. The park, she added, is becom ing quite the place to be these days, with the Sunday Farmers Market picking up speed and more weddings being booked on a regular basis. With the lights, it looks amazing, she said. The theme is snowmen, and all the lights in the park are blue and white. Tickets are a $10 donation for adults, with children under 12 admitted for free. For more information, call 941-639-1887. Kiwanis Club offers Christmas Card LaneAnd while the display isnt up yet, be sure to make plans to visit the Christmas Card Lane coming to Gilchrist Park, 400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 6, club members will be setting up the display of approximately 40 cards, a process that will take most of the day as crews drill holes and install the 4-by-4 posts in an assembly line-style workday. By dusk, the club hopes people will be able to take their rst drive or walk by the cards, which represent everything from nonprot organizations, churches and synagogues to individuals, schools and local businesses. Some of the signs are professionally done, meaning they will actually hire an artist to create their signs, said Ray Anderson, event chair for the Punta Gorda Kiwanis Christmas Card Lane. Others are homemade and some are recycled each year. At $70 a board, the event, now in its 16th year, is in benet of the clubs youth services, Anderson said. Kiwanis, an inter national organization, is taking part in the global Eliminate Project, a campaign to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus, and the money is also used locally in Charlotte County by helping with Scout troops, local schools and other community projects involving children. Justin Gerow, club president, is proud to be a part of a club with such a long history of helping its community. And the Christmas Card Lane is no different. Its an awesome project, Gerow said. People expect it each year, they like it, a lot of the snowbirds like to look at the cards when they go to the park, and its a unique thing no one else does.Have you seen the lights?Now that you have an idea of how our area was transformed for the season, its time to go out at night to see the city lit up for the holidays. One way to do just this is by booking a seat on the Christmas Light Trolley Tours, which are offered by the Green Hibiscus Transportation Company and the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. Five tour nights have been planned, in which folks will board the trolley at the Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda and travel throughout Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda for approximately 2 and a half hours. The tours depart the garage at 7 p.m., with tours scheduled on Dec. 12, 13, 19, 21 and 22. Tickets are $20 per person, or $35 per couple, and the evening will include Christmas trivia, carols and the chance to see the areas light displays. To book a spot, call 941-639-3720. Connected with this opportunity is a special fundraiser for Relay for Life of Punta Gorda. On the evening of Dec. 20, the Relay team from Greggs Automotive Repair Center and the Green Hibiscus Transportation Company are selling tickets for the same tour and at the same prices. Reservations are required, and seating is limited. Call Martha at 941-662-0055 or Becky at 941585-9993 to sign up or get more information. For those interested in a more nautical Christmas light experience, there is the annual Christmas Light Canal Cruises offered by King Fisher Fleet. These unique tours take folks on a trip through the canals of Punta Gorda Isles to view waterfront homes decked out with the spirit of the season. Tours are offered each night through Dec. 31, with departure times at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets for the hourlong Christmas Light Canal Cruises are $16 for adults, $8 for children between the ages of 3 and 11 and free for those under the age of 3. King Fisher also offers a group rate for 15 or more adults, which costs $14.50 per person. For more information, call 941-639-0969 or visit www. Finally, for those interested in doing it on their own, consider checking out the Sun s listing of holiday lights. The paper compiles a list of holiday decorations under a special section called Have You Seen the Lights? To add a display to the list, email the street address, town and a brief description to Marion Putman at or call her at 941-206-1183. FILE PHOTO Peggy Hinton, Justin House and Leland House sit in Santas sleigh for a photo during the Lighting of the Village on Nov. 15. 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Herald Page 10 Friday, December 5, 2014 Fourteen years ago, Tom Little invited fellow boaters to string lights on their boats and cruise the rim canal in Punta Gorda Isles as a way to celebrate the season. Eighteen boats, each decorated with lights that reected in the water as they moved past darkened homes, started a tradition that has become well-attended over the years. Because there is another boat parade in Punta Gorda each year (the 25th annual Lighted Boat Parade on Dec. 14), the rim canal parade is often referred to around town as the Saturday Night Before Christmas Eve Lighted Boat Parade. The event, set for Dec. 20, now boasts more than 50 lighted boats. Each year, the boats slowly cruise through 7 and a half miles of canals in Punta Gorda Isles. Little has chaired the event since its inception. Harris Bowers came aboard as co-chair six years ago. This year, the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association took responsibility for the parade and changed the name to the PGI Christmas Boat Parade. Courses aimed to teach residents how to decorate their boats and yards for the holiday season were added into the mix this year, with the next event set for 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 at the Shreve Street civic association building. A November class featured the instruction of Little, Bowers and Russ Hills. Another new component to the project is the addition of the lamplighter program, headed by Murray Thorndycraft, which provides help in lighting seawalls to those who need assistance. Seawalls strung with lights on the route add immeasur ably to the safety of the parade. Thousands of people line the canals to watch the parade and add their joyful noise to the celebration. The boats are only 50 feet from the spectators, so the experience is exceptional, both for the boaters and for the spectators, Little said. The lessons include tips for homeowners and boat owners who decorate for the season. Little explained how to light a vessel without a generator through the use of an inexpensive battery inverter. When plugged into a cigar lighter on a boat, it provides enough power to light 10,000 LED lights. Attendees to the class also learned to use lights in only one color because they show up better. Hills showed how he creates airplanes with moving propellers, dolphins jumping out of the water and a shuttle heading for space. Bowers described how to make vessels more impressive dress people on the boat in visible costumes, wear white gloves, add music and bells and use spotlights to show the gures on the boat. But there are some things spectators should know, too. Do not shine spotlights onto the passing boats. This could blind skippers. However, people should plan to bring along bells and whistles to add to the merriment of the evening. The lighting lessons can be used for decorating both boats and yards. Homeowners along the route are encouraged to add lights and displays at their homes for the enjoyment of all boaters. To string lights along the seawalls, the civic association is selling aluminum stakes that will hold the lights over canal walls. Ten stakes are recommended for 80 feet of seawall. There will be another free decorating class at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St. The event is from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 6. The public is invited. For a video of past parades, visit www. Call 941637-1655 for more information. EDITORS NOTE: Marilyn Thorndycraft is the wife of Murray, who is mentioned in this story. HERALD PHOTOS BY MARILYN THORNDYCRAFTABOVE: Harris Bowers describes how to make designs on plastic netting during the last session held for lighting tips. LEFT: Russ Hills shows one of four space shuttles he uses on his boat.Decoration classes offered for boat parade participants Marilyn Thorndycraft Art SceneMarilyn Thorndycraft writes about the local art scene. Contact her at CAYO COSTA DENTAL FREDERICK J. FOX III, DMD PA State-Of-The-Art Dentistry In Historic Punta Gordarfntbrf rf rf ntf 941-575-1446 316 W. Helen Ave., Punta Gorda ( Mon.-Thurs. 8:00-4:00 Fri. 9:00-12:00 Frederick J. Fox III, DMD PA Comprehensive Dental Examination (D0150), Full Mouth X-rays (D0210) and Consultation (D9310) *FREE 5 day whitening kit (D9972)f f nfr $ 99 WINTER NEW PATIENT SPECIAL FOR ADULTS $ 99 WINTER NEW PATIENT SPECIAL FOR CHILDREN Child Examination (D0150), X-rays (D0272 or D0274) and Child Prophy (D1120)f nrfnrr UP TO 15 YEARS OF AGE 50477508 FREE IMPLANT CONSULTATION (D0485) f nrfnrr 0% financing with approved credit. No credit check financing available 50476630 SUN COAST ALTERATION & HOME DECOR We Put Quality in Every Stitch ALTERATIONS for All Occasions Womens, Mens & Childrens Apparel CUSTOM SEWING Curtains, Cushions and much more!! MonThurs 10 AM PM or by appointment 855 Elizabeth Street, Punta Gorda 941.621.4051 Call TODAY for more information!


Friday, December 5, 2014 Herald Page 11 On Nov. 10, the Punta Gorda Boat Club held its annual STAR Sightseeing Boat Trip and Luncheon courtesy of King Fisher Fleet. Taking the cruise around Charlotte Harbor were 64 adults with disabilities, caregivers from Community Resources Network of Florida and boat club members.Sightseeing trip, picnic a treat for disabled adults Posing for a photo while they wait for the trolley are Julie Onze, Celeste Hogan, Heather Hensler, who represents Community Resources Network of Florida, and Shawn Ryan. LEFT: Donna Pallozi and Karryn Dixon share a laugh. Heather Hensler of Community Resources Network of Florida stands for a photo with Karryn Dixon after the harbor cruise. RIGHT: Richard Gonvalez and Tami Quintana relax back at the Punta Gorda Boat Club, where the group was treated to hot dogs, chips and soda. ABOVE: Robert Sweeney sits with Marilyn Reid of the Community Resources Network of Florida after the ride around the harbor.HERALD PHOTOS BY SUE PAQUINAdults with disabilities from the Community Resources Network of Florida were treated to a tour of Charlotte Harbor aboard the Good Times Too of King Fishers Fleet. Sue Paquin PhotojournalistSue Paquin is a freelance photographer. Contact her at 50476670 50476537 Amberg Insurance Center, Inc. 1900 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda (across from Palm Chevrolet) (941) 639-7050 (800) 940-7688 17801 Murdock Circle Port Charlotte (next to Bacons Furniture) (941) 743-5300 (866) 743-5300 BEST INSURANCE AGENCY THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR YOUR VOTE! 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2011 BEST INSURANCE AGENT Debbie Saladino 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2011 2011 2011 READERSCHOICEAWARD 2014 READERSCHOICEAWARD 2014


Herald Page 12 Friday, December 5, 2014 When we think of the holidays, food immediately comes to mind. Especially during Thanksgiving. We often envision a table brimming with turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and treasured side dishes made faithfully year after year for family and friends to enjoy. But when making the rounds in Punta Gorda, catching people off-guard by asking them what they are thankful for this holiday season, food wasnt even on the menu. Universally, without question, everyone was thankful for their family, whether they are close by and celebrating the holiday with them this year or on the other side of the world. Next to family, its the friendships people treasure. These relationships are so strong they are like family. Many mentioned how fortunate they are to live in a free country and gave thanks for those who serve. Of course, several people gave thanks for living in Florida, where the only snow theyre likely to see is in family members photos. Quite a few people apologized for giving what they knew would be the common answer: family. Apologies aside, here are the thanks from people around Punta Gorda, in their own words. Im thankful for my son, Max, and my family, said Valerie VanSelow, as she dined outside Jacks Restaurant with her friend Darlene Russo and her son, John. Russo said she was thankful for her son, John, and for my 20-year friendship with Valerie. VanSelow seconded that sentiment. This Thanksgiving, well be thinking of those we have lost, but were thankful that our family is all nearby, said Caroline Racco, who was parking her car to shop downtown with her daughter, Brooke. Im thankful for the opportunity to be in Florida where theres no snow, said Bill Gowdy, who makes porcelain food graters and sells them at the Saturday Farmers Market in Punta Gorda. Id be more thankful if it werent quite so windy, though, he added. A little breeze is nice, but this is too much, he said as he held onto his hat. Gowdy is a snowbird who spends part of the year in New Hampshire. Dont even get me started, said Bonnie E. Rodgers, an artist at the farmers market. Im thankful for so much God, my country, veterans and my family, not necessarily in that order. Im thankful that my husband came home from Vietnam. Were thankful for Southwest Florida, said Deb and Skip Campbell. We live in Port Charlotte, but we come to Punta Gorda to take care of some houses whose owners are away. Then we go to the Farmers Market. Im thankful for my loving husband, said Mickey Saine of Punta Gorda, who was out lunching with her Ladies of Leisure club. And for our friendships all these years, added Betty Bailey. The group once belonged to the same Sunday school class. Although they now go to different churches, they still get together once a month. Im thankful for my husband, John, said Pat Harvey. Its our 50th anniver sary today, added John. Im thankful for my friends at school, mommy and daddy, my dogs and my sister, said Wyatt Bumgardner, who was shopping at Fishermens Village with his mom, Aisling. Were thankful for each other for family, said Gary Telford, Brent Prosperini, Marleigh Prosperini, Andrea Prosperini and Judy Telford, all from Springeld, Illinois. Im thankful for my grandparents, for Jesus and that I have a place to sleep and eat, said Juliette Dickson, who was visiting her grandparents from South Carolina. Said Alex Dickson, who was on break from the Citadel, Im thankful to be in America. Im thankful for my brother and my wife, said Marty Bello, gesturing toward wife Sharon and brother Joe. The Bellos, from Morehead City, North Carolina, were visiting family in Punta Gorda. Im thankful to be hanging out with my family, said Elijah Jablon. To have fun, added Isabella Jablon. Im thankful to have so many of my family together in Florida, said Laurie Tucker. On this day, she and her granddaughter and daughter, Kaylee and Rachael Daynard, were admiring the decorations at Fishermens Village. Rachel will be thankful when her husband, Michael, returns from Korea in June, but is glad to be with family this Thanksgiving.Holidays offer reflection of gratitude Barbara Bean-Mellinger PGH CorrespondentBarbara Bean-Mellinger is a freelance writer. Contact her at Aisling and Wyatt and Bumgardner snuggle up for the camera while at Fishermens Village. Family, of course, tops their thankful list. Wyatt also said he was thankful for classmates and his dogs at home.HERALD PHOTOS BY BARBARA BEAN-MELLINGERJohn and Pat Harvey are thankful to have spent 50 years together. Deb and Skip Campbell are thankful to be in sunny Southwest Florida this holiday season. Its dicult for Bonnie E. Rodgers to come up with something she isnt thankful of this time of year. 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Herald Page 14 Friday, December 5, 2014 Excerpts from 40 years ago Punta GordaDo you remember when?FROM OUR ARCHIVES Janine Smith 40 Years AgoJanine Smith writes about Punta Gordas historic past. Contact her at janinehs1@ The following excerpts are from the Daily Herald-News from Nov. 30, 1974, through Dec. 6, 1974:Pearl Harbor rememberedAn entire generation has grown up since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. That attack tumbled this country into World War II. It should not be for gotten. This nation has never suffered a blacker day. This week Dec. 7 is the anniversary of what President Franklin D. Roosevelt called a day which will live in infamy. On Dec. 11, 1941, a world conict began, which was to cost 291,500 battle deaths and 671,000 wounded. Pearl Harbor should be in the background of decisions made to reduce or impair the effectiveness of our defense establishment.First Punta Gorda City CouncilPunta Gordas rst City Council was seated in 1887. Members were Thomas H. Hector, clerk; J.O. Swisher; John Staneld Marshall; W.H. Simmons, mayor; K.B. Harvey; Neil Dahl; and James L. Sandlin.Airport plans announcedAirport zoning requirements and future expansion of facilities will include more hangers and instrument landing equipment at Charlotte County Airport. The news was happily received by development author ity members at a regular meeting yesterday. Frank Toolan, airport supervisor, is responsible for general operation of the airport. He said a proposed zoning ordinance between the authority and the Charlotte County Zoning Board would capture the greatest possible safety to ground an aircraft by eliminating or preventing development of airspace hazards near the airport. Toolan also pointed out a zone of 3 and a half miles from the departure end of a runway is the extreme limit of land that could be affected at all by 727or 747-type jet aircraft carriers. These might eventually be used to serve this area. Consultant Charles Fenner described the master plan program for the authority. He stated the future instrument landing facilities would enhance the county overall. The description of instrument landing information is eventually going to be published nationally to all ight facilities. This will literally be a signature to be seen everywhere. More and more people y to this area, Fenner said.Bicentennial group plans 43 projectsEstablishment of a Charlotte County Historical Society and the designation of 23 sites throughout the county are just two of an ambitious list of 43 projects. All these are planned by Charlotte Countys Bicentennial Action Committee for the nations 200th birthday. Harry Nohr, bicentennial chairman, and George Lane Jr., executive director of the committee, said proposed projects were reviewed in conjunction with three national themes: heritage, horizons and festivals. Heritage projects are those connected with historic signicance; horizons are representing efforts for the betterment of the community; and festivals are the celebrations and events surrounding the acknowledgment of the bicentennial.Christmas tour of homesThis years Christmas Tour of Homes, presented by the Punta Gorda Garden Club, will be held on Dec. 13. The theme of the Tour of Homes is Everywhere its Christmas. The general chairman is Mrs. Matthew Bandler. Proceeds will go toward the beautication of the Punta Gorda Library and the Public Health Building on Taylor Road. Houses on the tour and their chairmen are as follows: Dr. and Mrs. Charles Wilson on Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, chaired by Mrs. J.P. Clark; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hinshaw, Punta Gorda, chaired by Mrs. Charles Mann; Mr. and Mrs. Warren Winkleman, Punta Gorda, chaired by Mrs. Archie Odom; and Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Maughn, Punta Gorda, chaired by Mrs. Russ Faber.Gerace brothers open new restaurantSal and Osmo Gerace are counting on their combined experience of 80 years in the restaurant business to make their new Port Charlotte venture a success. The venture, of course, is an Italian restaurant bearing the name of the two brothers. It is located on Tamiami Trail, north of the Elks Club. The restaurant has a seating capacity of 160 in the former church building that has been remodeled. It has an orange and white decor, with white walls, orange drapes, white table cloths and orange padded chairs. County auditorium ready for basketballCharlotte High Schools rst basketball game in the Charlotte County Memorial Auditorium took place recently. Among the fans attending were athletic director David Holt, Gene Phinney, Punta Gorda Mayor Phil Laishley, Superintendent Thomas Benner Jr., School Board members Durkey Marshall and Barbara Smith, board attorney Jack Schoonover, School Board Chairman Dana Burke, County Commissioners Frank Byron and Marion Reager, Jack Lotz and coach Don Spoerner.Today in history Dec. 6 In 1946: The United Nations General Assembly voted to establish the United Nations headquarters in New York City. All golf scores must be emailed to BOBCAT TRAIL GOLF CLUB Womens 18-hole Golf Association Low putts Nov. 25 1.) Linda Kindsfather, 31. T-2.) Jan Green and Betty Ann Copley, 33. KINGSWAY COUNTRY CLUB Team Quota Points Dec. 2 1.) Richard Bryson, Ken Hall, Mike Whitaker and Jerry Hackett, -1. 2.) Alain Hardy, Norm Letendre, Dave Threlkeld, Gary Bossert, Rick Bailey, Ed Bouleris, Doug Bradshaw and Gary DaRos, -4. 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Friday, December 5, 2014 Herald Page 15 HERALD PHOTO BY ALEXIS WHITEThe Charlotte-Port Charlotte high school rivalry fun continued when the Charlotte High School cheerleaders learned they won rst place in the Chick-l-A challenge.HERALD PHOTO BY TYRA DROUILLARD Samuel Jolicoeue, a freshman, is glad to have learned more about bullying. He was happy with the presentation, and he hopes it will help out with any bullying events should the occur in the future.HERALD PHOTO BY TYRA DROUILLARD Kate Pyle is the proud presenter of a anti-bul lying presentation at Charlotte High School. She is hoping that it will teach the students how to treat each other with respect and continue to keep bullying out of the school.Anti-bullying presentation teaches respect, understandingBy Tyra DrouillardCHS SOPHOMORECharlotte High School offers an anti-bullying presentation, which is offered during the freshmen Health Opportunities through Physical Education class. It is orchestrated by Kate Pyle, an assistant principal, as well as Ofcer Larry Schrader, the school resource ofcer. The presentation covers the different types of bullying, how to determine if a situation can actually be considered bullying, informs students on what it really means to be bullied, explains how students can get help, as well as other related subjects. Just because its not bullying doesnt mean its OK, says Pyle. Pyle explains that all types of bullying have different ways of scarring you. Even though she hasnt had any personal experiences with bullying, Pyle thinks that emotional bullying maybe the worst because it is harder to see. Samuel Jolicoeue, a 14-year-old freshman, attended the presentation. Jolicoeue said that it was well done. He has not had any personal experiences with bullying and is glad that he has not seen or heard of any in Charlotte schools while he has been here. He added that the most important thing he learned was the part about the relationships, like the signs of a bad relationship. By bringing the topic of bullying up for discussion and informing students through a presentation, CHS hopes to end bullying altogether.Tarpons top Pirates in Chick-fil-A challengeBy Alexis WhiteCHS JUNIORCharlotte and Port Charlotte high school students had a bragging-rights competition through the local Chickl-A. Aside from bragging rights, the schools were competing for monetary purposes as well. The winner would receive a check worth $1,000, while the second-place team would pocket $500. The competition occurred during the week of Oct. 27-31. Tarpons and Pirates were encouraged to eat more chicken, and the school with the most receipts would be declared the winner. Students, parents and alumni checked into the restaurant to place their receipts in the buckets. In the end, it was the Tarpons that were left standing. Tarpon cheerleader Andrea Goffe, a sophomore, never had a doubt that the Tarpons would emerge victorious. With all the money I spent in gas and eating at Chick-l-A to win, it denitely paid off, she said. Both the CHS and PCHS cheerleaders spent time at the store rallying for their teams. Both squads even decorated the store in their own school colors and rallied excitement as customers entered the store and used the drive-through lanes. It was a great way to show support for our school, and I was amazed at all the school spirit that everyone had. To be there all week and really put our dedication and thoughts into it for it all to pay off was totally worth it. With so much effort and dedication we all put in, it was worth the time spent to hold that check up in the air, said cheerleader Lexi Cantasano, a freshman. On the night of Oct. 31, which is when the two schools faced off in the acrossthe-bridge rivalry game, the Tarpons were overjoyed to learn they had earned bragging rights as well as a $1,500 check. Chik-l-A added $500 donation to the amount. Just to beat Port Charlotte was such a great feeling. They doubted us so much, and it was just a push toward success the same night as our great Tarpon win on their eld, Goffe said. Two times in one night. CHS Tarpon students tell the news CONTRIBUTORSTarpon Page contributors are students at Charlotte High School. The content displayed on this page is part of grading requirements for Kelli Lipes yearbook class. 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Dock & Davit for Small Boat. $72,000. or Offer. 941-286-1246 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR SALE1040 PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2 in Loveland Courtyards, 3300 Loveland Blvd. Comm Pool, with Appliances, 2 parking spots. Roof over screened Lanai. For Sale By Owner 774-488-9977 To Advertise in The Showcase of Homes Please Call 866-463-1638 or Email; 0 0 .*") .*") (% (% 35#3*' 35#3*' 4+ 4+ "!.,,5/# "!.,,5/# 12)++5$5%&+12)++5$5%&+DUPLEXES FOR SALE1070 4 PLEX FOR SALE in Englewood. Great Investment $2300/mo in Rent! 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Direct Access.$525,000 Macks Dillon, Sun Realty 941-916-3022 PORT CHARLOTTE3/2/2 Furnished Solar Heated POOL Home On Tarpon Canal w/ Dock. 5 Minutes to Harbor! Fireplace & Security System. This is a Must See Gem! $295,000. 941-456-2524 REDUCED! PUNTA GORDAISLES 3/3/2 Canal Front Home with Dock, Lift, Pool, Fenced Yard & is Close to Harbor! New Carpet. $279,900 Willie Keiser,Berkshire Hathaway FL Realty 941-276-9104 ,$))!$ ,$))!$ 2.+%.()# 2.+%.()# 3%&$+)4*$ 3%&$+)4*$ 4/)!$ 4/)!$ 01'**4"4$%*01'**4"4$%*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 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 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. 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This is a temporary position from 1/15/15 to 8/01/15. Three-fourths of an avg. of 40/hrs/wk guaranteed. Work tools, supplies, equipment provided at no cost. Housing will be provided without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. If applicable, expenses for subsistence & transportation to the worksite will be provided. 3 months experience required. Employment eligibility checked on all applicants. Wage rate $10.00/hr. Apply for this job at your nearest State Workforce Agency or the South Carolina Employment Security Commission PO Box 1406 Columbia, SC 29202 job order# 597812. EARN EXTRA $$ MONEY $$Deliver Phone Books Punta Gorda Port Charlotte l Work Your Own Hours l Have Insured Vehicle And Valid Drivers License l Must Be At Least 18 Yrs. Old l No Experience Necessary 855-955-7337 Job #FL14 Paloma Harvesting in Arcadia, FL is accepting referrals through the State Workforce Agencies for 27 FARMWORKERS The job includes duties associated with the harvesting of watermelons, kale, cabbage and greens. This work can require standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 85 pounds for long periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions. This is a temporary position from 1/1/2015 to 6/05/2015. Housing will be provided without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the workday. If applicable, expenses for subsistence & transportation to the worksite will be provided. Employment eligibility will be checked on all applicants. Wage rate $10.26/hr. Apply for this job at your nearest State Workforce Agency or at the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity 107 East Madison Street, MSC G-300, Tallahassee, FL 32399. Job Order FL9953171. SALES2070 FURNITURE SALES & INTERIOR DESIGNERSPORT CHARLOTTE, FL STOREJoin Baers Furniture, The Leading Premier Retail Furniture Store In Florida! Furniture Salespeople Need Some Prior Sales Exp. Furniture Sales Exp. Is A Definite Plus! We Seek Energetic, Driven Individuals Who Want To Make Money! Excellent Compensation, Generous Benefits & Pleasant Working Environment. All F/T Positions. Nights & Weekends Req. APPLY IN PERSON: Baers Furniture, 4200 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33952, EOE/DFWP HERE WE GROW AGAIN!!Gene Gorman Auto SeeksSALES PROFESSIONALS Needed For High Volume Car Dealership. Must be Self Motivated. Full Training Available Advancement Opportunities. Aggressive Pay! 3 Locations!GENE GORMAN AUTO 4380 Tamiami Trail Charlotte Harbor (941)-625-2141 RE AGENT PLUS, Earn Comm. plus base salary in this busy sales/rental office. FL RE Lic a must along with dynamic and aggressive professionalism. 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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. RESTAURANT/ HOTEL2040 CHEF`S ASST./PREPCOOK 3-5 Years Experience. Dependable, Solid Helper. $9.00 Per Hour. No Benefits. Rotonda Area. 941-697-2708 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 SEEKINGARESPONSIBLECULINARY TALENTWHOIS READYTOBEGINAJOURNEYOF EXCELLENCE.IFYOUPOSSESSA SENSEOFOWNERSHIP& LOVETHE CREATIVESIDEOFTHINGSASWELL ASANEYEFORDETAILWEMAYBE WHATYOU'RELOOKINGFOR. WEAREAWELLESTABLISHED RESTAURANTCO.WITHBUILTINSYS-TEMSMADEFORSUCCESS. 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NOKOMIS/OSPREY GARAGE SALES6004 FRI.-SAT., 8-2PM 114 5th St. East (Lake Village MHP) Recliner, Tons of Craft Items &Yarns, Household, Turkey Roaster, Indoor/Outside X-Mas Decor & MORE!! SAT. 8:30-3:30 1423 Edmondson Rd.. Collectable steins, knives, Coca-cola, lots of other itmes. Reasonable prices. SAT., 8AM-NOON, 680 Percheron Circle.More then 50 Outside Yard Figurines. Come and See!! SAT., 8AM-NOON. 436 Bellini Circle. Qn. Sz. Bed w/ Mattress, Holiday Items, Furniture, Home Access., Tools, Clothes & MORE!! No Early Birds Please. NORTH PORT GARAGE SALES6005 BIG FURNITURE/HOUSEHOLD,etc SAT. 8:30-12 HARBORCOVEBOATCLUB. 209 IMPERIAL. BETWEENRIVERROAD& ORTIZBLVD. FRI & SAT 8-4 2751 Mayflower Terr Household goods, small appliances, furniture, Much more. FRI-SAT 8-1 GIGANTIC GARAGESALE! 1022 Campbell St. Pt. Charlotte, take 41 South turn Right on North Port Blvd, Right on Chancellor, Left on Campbell FRI-SUN 9-2 8159 San Jacinto Ave. Lots of Clothes, Miscellaneous & Old Items. FRI. & SAT 8-3 2023 S Salford Blvd. Household goods, clothing.etc Large Garage Sale SAT GATES OPEN @ 9-1 LAZY RIVER VILLAGE ISLAND POINTE HOMES COMMUNITY SALE 10500 TAMIAMITRAILS. SATURDAY 9-2 2668 Lacroix Ave. Many Christmas Items and Household Items. SATURDAY ONLY! 9-3 2299 PENGUIN LANE. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, MEDICAL EQUIP, NASCAR ITEMS, BEANIE BABIES, FREEZER, XMAS ITEMS. NO EARLY BIRDS NORTH PORT GARAGE SALES6005 THURS.-SAT., 9AM4PM, 1651 S. Cranberry Blvd. Antiques, Furniture, Luggage, Clothes, Shoes. ALL Name Brands! Lrg. Oil Painting, Bedding, Lamps & MORE! PT. CHARLOTTE/DEEP CREEK GARAGE SALES6006 A UNIQUE YARD SALE! FRISUN 9-4 18738 Ayrshire Cir. Lladro, Lalique, Antiques, Tin Toys, Collect, Jewelry & MORE CRAFTSHOW Saturday 8-1 Port Charlotte Village 1000 Kings Hwy. FREEADMISSION! FRI & SAT 7:30-3pm 242 East Tarpon Blvd N.w. Christmas items, glass ware, Great Gift ideas, Lots of misc. FRI & SAT 9-? 1380 CORKTREE CIR W MOVING SALE FURNITURE, SLEEPERSOFA& LOVESEAT, ENT.CENTER. ENDTABLES& LAMPS, GIRLSBRSET, CHRISTMASITEMS& MISC. HOUSEHOLDITEMS. FRI 8-2 SAT 8-11 1911 Mangoe St. (Haborview to Sapodilla to Mangoe) WILLOPEN! Great Stuff! FRI9-12. 1459 Lullaby St PC. Tons of Household Items, Furniture, Clothes, & Much More!!!! FRI-SAT 8-2 4396 Larkspur Ct. DOWNSIZING SALE Inside & Out! Power Tools, Household Goods, Furniture, and MUCHMORE! FRI-SAT 8-3 1109 Beaumont Ave. Lots of Gift Ideas! Furniture, Toys, Clothing, Electronics. FRI-SAT 8-4 3087 Terrywood Ter. Habor Heights. Nascar Collectibles, Old Knives, Tires & Wheels, Old Lighters, Xmas Decor., Norman Rockwell Plates, Old Coins, & Lots More! FRI-SAT-SUN 8-2 763 Columbia St. Lots of Misc 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! PT. CHARLOTTE/DEEP CREEK GARAGE SALES6006 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 & SUN 8-2 2322 FREEPORT AVE. NEW & USED ITEMS, CHRIST-MAS, HOMEINTERIORS, BOOKS,VIDEOS, GLASSES, MICROWAVE,CLOTHESANDFURNITURE. SAT 8-2 2098 Midnight St. HUGE SALE.EVERYTHING 50% OFF Tons of stuff and all must go!!!!!! SAT 8-3 19359Abhenry Cir. Handmade knitted & crocheted baby outfits, scarves, hats, lots of misc. SAT 8-NOON 2241 Cedarwood St. 2 Families, Many Christmas & household items, kirby vaccum, craft items, painted furniture & tools, hard case golftravel bag SAT 9-2 1111 Salox St. Giant Sale. Furn, treadmill, glass, holiday decor, picture frames, lots of treasures. SAT-SUN 8-2 1223 Enterprise Dr. Tons of X-mas Items Including Decorated Trees, Dishes, Linens, Books, DVDs, Household, SOMUCHMORE! 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! SAT. 9-2 4280 James St #8 Whidd Ind Pk Clearance Need Space! Christmas, furn. tools, fishing, household, windup clocks, Juke Box. SAT. 9-4. 6278 Coniston St. Household items for sale, everything from dishes to furniture. PT. CHARLOTTE/DEEP CREEK GARAGE SALES6006 SAT., 12/6, 9:30-3:00, 4169 Drance St. 33980(Exit 167, Turn West On Harborview. Rd. Approx. 1 Mile to Drance)Ethan Allen: King Size Bed Set & 2 Sofas, Kincaid Twin Sleigh Bed Sets, 2 Leather Recliners, 2 Bombay Chests, Large New Style Entertainment Center w/ Large Flatscreen TV, 4 Large Fulper Style Vases, Robb & Stucky Dinette, Dining Room Table & Chairs, Gun Cabinet, Desk, Sewing Cabinet & Craft & Sewing Items, Patio Furniture, Lamps, Sears Riding Lawn Mower, Golf Cart, Tools, Some Kitchenware, Collectibles & Christamas Items, Earthboxes, & 9 Large Staghorn Ferns.Sale Conducted by: Palma Sola Sales Numbers Given Out at 8:00AM (941)-730-1570 #,,-0'"/$ .),.&1), .%0!!(+(,-!* SATURDAY 9AM-1PM 25550 HARBORVIEWRD. MASTERGARDENERPLANT& GARDENSALE! PUNTAGORDA GARAGE SALES6007 ALLIGATOR PARK ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR 6400 Taylor Rd. Dec.13th 9am-1pm. Lunch served 11-1 (35 vendors) 941-639-7222. FRI & SAT 8-3 28482 SILVERPALMDR. PALM SHORES Christmas items, tools, coolers, and misc decor. and so much more. FRI SAT 9-3. 3781 Hidden Valley Circle Punta Gorda. 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No pets please.Holiday Bake Sale and Longaberger Baskett Raffle HOLIDAYGARAGE & BAKESALE SAT 8-2 7417 South Blue Sage, Burnt Store Meadows, Punta Gorda. Dont miss it!!! SAT-SUN8-4, 4721 Knollwood Dr Clothes (mens, womans & kids) household items, electric guitar and amp,x mas items, bike, books, purses and much more!!!


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Office Equip., Kitchenware, TV`s, Furniture, Fashion Jewelry, Clothing, Toys, Books & MUCHMORE! -%+$#!,"$(&%')* SAT., 8AM-2PM 1360Thrasher Dr. P.G.I. 33950 Furniture, Boating, Fishing,Tools, Cabinet Doors, Door Knobs, Household, Clothes & MORE!! PUNTAGORDA GARAGE SALES6007 SAT.SUN., 8:00-2:00 3150 Duncan Rd. Office Desks, Clothing, Decorations, & MUCH MORE! SAT/SUN 7-? 3801 Magnolia Way off Rio Villa Dr. NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE. Twin air beds, Christmas trees, Toastmaster Quik Grill, luggage, fans, etc. SATURDAY ONLY 9AM 23333 ROBIN DR FURNITURE AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. 1-0+#3)"+ ), 3!%./'((2$2%&(* ST. VINCENT RUMMAGE SALE 25200 Airport Rd. & Taylor Rd Sat Dec 6th, 9-12. Household, furn, clothing, jewelry, shoes, purses, books, linens. Rain Date Dec. 13th, 9-12. ROTONDAAREA GARAGE SALES6008 FRI-SAT. 8-2. 40 Oakland Hills Court. thousands like new golf balls, X-mas gifts, dishes, crystal And lots of good stuff THURS.-FRI. 8-4 & SAT.8-1 191 Marker Rd. Household, Golf Clubs & Balls, Tools, Books, Xmas, & Much More! S. VENICE AREA GARAGE SALES6010 Big Garage Sale 1059 Qeen Rd., Venice Sat. Dec. 6th, construction materials and tools, furniture, soccer goals, clothing, shoes, and much more. '$#"(%)&"! FRI-SAT 8-5 South Venice Garage Sale826 South Venice Blvd. Variety of Items To Sell, Nice Things. S. VENICE AREA GARAGE SALES6010 FRI-SUN 8AM 433 Shamrock Blvd 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 8-12 351 Orange Rd. Venice Church Of God Behind Crest Cadillac. COMMUNITYSALE. SAT only 9-2 255 MORNINGSIDERd. HUGE HUGE SALE Furniture, xmas, sewing, fishing, household, wall decor and more. SAT., 8AM-? 608 Sugarwood Dr. Chestnut Creek Jewelry Furniture, X-mas, Sewing & Craft Items & MORE! GULFCOVE/SGC GARAGE SALES6014 ESTATE SALE FRI-SAT 8-4 5215 Yahner Ln PC 33981 41N L on El Jobean, R Gillot, R on Fleming, L on Yahner. 2 Dine, Kg Sz Bdr Set, Qn Sz Bdr Set, Rattan Bdrm Set, Patio Set, 2 Recli., Vn. Mahaog Grandfather Clock, Compressor, Misc Tools, & Much More! 941-628-0941 )&$,+#0" .*!1)"&*$, &$1'* -%/!!&)&*,!( SAT. 8-12 10550 Alpaca Cir. MOVINGSALE Household, Tools, Grill, Glassware, Books, & More! ELECTRONICS6038 PRINTER INKJET Photo, Canon Pixma PRO9000 Mark II New $40 941-613-2411 PRINTER INKJET Photo, Canon Pixma PRO9000 Mark II New $75 941-613-2411 ROUTER LINKSYS N600 New in box never used $25 941475-2123 SPEAKERS (20)KLH 2(H)14(W)9.5(D) wood $40 941-627-1040 WANTE TOBUY DVD PLAYER/ RECORDER $30 941637-9168 WANTE TOBUY DVD RECORDER/PLAYER $35 941-637-9168 TV/STEREO/RADIO6040 ANTENNA DISH excellent condition $15 941-585-8149 CD PLAYER Harman Kardon 5 cd. $20 941-697-7634 SPEAKERS Infinity Reference One. $25 941-697-7634 TV 3 or 40 $50 941-2378802 TV ANTENNA & mast $95 941-426-0068 TV BENCH adjustable height and table rotates. $10 941-629-2699 TV HAIER 32 LCD New in Box. Great Xmas Gift! $130 239-214-8284 TVTOSHIBA 32 DVD & stand $50 419-571-1780 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT6060 COMPUTER DESK TOP HP COMPAQ & MNTR $95 941391-6211 COMPUTER DESK W/2 side file cabs. $40 765-469-9018 COMPUTER Win XP runs great w/ MS Office $25 941743-2656 COMPUTER WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM & HP PRINTER Dell 3GB, Ex.Condition. $125 941-626-2130 DESK &CHAIR pull out key board tray 44 x 24 $100 941-621-4014 MODEM WIRELESS century link complete $55 941-6276780 FURNITURE6035 SOFA -RECLINING 87 deliver local $200 719-649-1225 SOFA BEIGEcamel back ex condition $100 941-4740010 SOFA Large designer couch great condition, PGI $150 260-750-6500 SOFA SLEEPER queen, chair and ottoman $200 941-6620213 SOFA TABLE wrought iron top. $135 941235-2203 SOFA,HIGH BACK Pencil Rattan, Exc.Cond. $475 989305-1736 SOFABED 48W Ex. shape sturdy $235 941-580-4460 STOOLS WOODEN (2) 29 HIGH $30 941-697-7364 STORAGE CABINETS Wood 26h x 12w x 11d $30 859466-9572 TABLE Hardwood. Tiered. 3 Legs w/ Cloth & Vase Holding Silk Flowers. $30 Foot Stool w/ Cushion $10 941-629-2699 TABLE RATTAN & 4 chairs 42.plantation. $190 941235-2203 TABLE W/4CHAIRS. palm trees seats. $280 941-2352203 TABLE White outdoor 36 round $10 859-466-9572 TELEPHONE STAND whitewash.33h. 2 drawer. $50 517-896-0761 TRUNK ARMY/NAVY 36X 20 X 21.5 W/LOCK&KEY $30 941-505-0094 UTILITY CART LIGHT WICKER, 29X29X18 $126 941275-5837 WALL ART/FLOOR LAMP Unique SoWest sold as a Group $100 941-456-5340 WATER BED Super single waterbed for sale. It includes the headboard. $100 941493-6706 ELECTRONICS6038 AUDIO TAPES 12 MAXELL: NEW, IN BOX $8 941-5758881 KINDLE includes case and cables $40 941-786-7071 NINTENDO PS2 +25 games & 2 controllers $150 941423-6655 FURNITURE6035 MEMORY FOAM 3 Comfort Topper Clean $20 941-2762457 NIGHT STAND whitewash. 33h. 2 drawer. $50 517896-0761 NOVELTY STANDS (2). 32 4 Adjustable Levels. Magazine Rack, 3 legs. Early American Wood. $10/ea 941-629-2699 OTTOMAN STORAGE black vinyl 20x38 $60 501-4428612 PATIO SET 3 PC. new. $55 941-235-2203 PATIO SET w/ 42 glass top table round, 4 cushioned swivel chairs. $125 Good cond. 941-697-9961 PATIO TABLE & 4 chairs with strong straps, tan $150 941740-1000 PILLOW TOP MATTRESS Sealy Queen Set Vry Good cond $400 941-474-1640 QUEEN BEDROOMSET new bed, 2 dressers $250 941764-6731 RECLINER Electric Leather Excellent condition. $425 941-769-5049 RECLINER LA-Z-BOY. clean. light mauve color $100 586484-3211 RECLINER LAZYBOY ELECTRIC swival rocker $295 941-580-4460 RECLINER rattan arms. floral upholstery. $50 586-4843211 ROCKER RECLINER swivel lazy boy electric $175 941580-4460 ROCKER.RECLINER LAZYBOY fiber optic plush $185 941-580-4460 ROCKING CHAIRS, SWIVEL Peach ex. cond. $40 765469-9018 RUG ORIENTAL,LOTUS. blackk. ex. cond. $155 941235-2203 SMOKER ANTIQUE Solid Maple Art Deco GC $35 941766-0637 SOFA &CHAIR non-smoker cottage plaid-text pic $100 841-258-0810 SOFA &LOVE SEAT Moss Green Like new $400 941-497-1197 SOFA & LOVESEAT $175 941-549-1232 SOFA &LOVESEAT Floral pattern good condition. $150 941-249-8181 FURNITURE6035 DROP LEAFDESK cherry wood exc cond $350 941564-8757 END TABLES 1 oak, 1 white $15 419-571-1780 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 3 pcs/whitewash $225 941275-5837 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 3 pcs/whitewash $225 941275-5837 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER oak, holds 32 TV $200 941475-2777 Fine Italian Leather LIVING RM SET 3pc, w/fold out bed. $2,500 OBO 941-447-2034 FIREPLACE ELECTRIC walnut with storage $499 941429-8507 FOOTSTOOL Round blue stripe cover 13hx14w $15 859-466-9572 FURNITURE Pine. End tables (Ethan Allen), Book Cases, Livingroom Set, Assorted Household Goods. Make offer. 941-508-4321 FUTON: solid wood california style $225 941-766-0679 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 LAMPS (2)mauve tropical style, 39 as new $95 941474-0010 LIVING ROOM Chairs Paisley prt, lthr trim $125 941-4454858 LIVING ROOMSET 5 piece living room/with 2 lamps $375 941-549-1232 LIVINGROOM SET 8pcs. Ratan $375 402-435-8251 MATTRESS & BOX. New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 MATTRESS & BOXSPRING queen good condition $50 941-697-8235 FURNITURE6035 CHAIR SET Custom Upholstered Beautiful! $450 941575-9800 CHAISE LOUNGE Newly upholstered $100 941-5759800 CHEST 5DRAWER 42X30X16 $50 941-5050094 CHINA CABINET 44x77 China Cabinet 44x77 $95 941-426-0068 CHINA CABINET, beautiful solid Cherry $325. Also, Oak Hall Seat. Call 941-421-4646. COFEE TABLE, Oak. $30 End Table, Oak. $25 941-629-2699 COFFEE TABLE Big Black Beautiful coffee table w/drawer. 50 x 30 $35 941-4608393 COUCH faux rattan/fabric like new! $299 941-275-5837 COUCH faux rattan/fabric like new! $299 941-275-5837 COUCH Microfiber 90light brown excellent condition $200 941-249-8888 DESK ROLLTOP very nice $100 810-766-3266 DESK ROLL Top, North Port Area $150 727-235-2343 DINETTE SET 42 wood, blond w/18 leaf, 4 upholstered chairs w/wheels, good cond. $250 941-639-9411. DINETTE SET 42Rd Table 18leaf,4 chairs. $115 941999-4456 DINETTE SET WOOD CHAIRS & TABLETOP $125 941-6816417 DINING ROOM SET table and 4 chairs $225 941-5491232 DINING SET 48X30 TABLE/6 CHAIRS $299 941-275-5837 DINING SET 48X30 TABLE/6 CHAIRS $299 941-275-5837 DINING SET Beautiful Marble table, 6 chairs $500/ obo 941408-5321 DINING SET table w/4 chairs $75 419-571-1780 DINNING TABLE 60X42, beveled glass top w/4 chairs, beautiful design $150 941662-0213 DRESSER 6 drwer Solid wood Very nice $150 239-2185504 FURNITURE6035 ANTIQUE BED handmade in Belgium. Gorgeous inlaid berled Wood. Headboard and Footboard $75 913-481-4639 ARM CHAIR Swivel Beige, Exc Condition. $50 941-9994456 )&$,+#0" .*!1)"&*$, &$1'* -%/!!&)&*,!( ARMOIRE BEDROOM honey oak 60x18x38in. exc $175 517-896-0761 BED MATTRESS & BOX. New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 BED KING SIMMONS 6YRS +COM SET $160 941-2760814 BED QUEEN AIR size Deluxe built-in pump $25 941-6295427 BED rollaway twin with mattress $65 941-276-2629 BEDROOM SET Captains bed 2 dressers mattress bookcase Hb. $250 941-628-8975 BEDROOM SET Cherry wood NICE $450 941-412-5882 BEDROOM SET queen with mattress $340 941-5491232 BEDROOM SET Queen, nice, $600 941-769-2131 BOX SPRINGS King set new $20 330-979-6770 BUFFET CABINET solid pecan 62W 32H drwers/cupboards $200 941-697-2129 BUFFET PANS 2-pc 68hx36wx16d blue $40 941286-7624 CABINET BOW FRONT Mirror back, 3 shelf 1/2 glass, lights inside, 77 h x 39 w x18 d Like new. $295 941763-0276 CABINETS 2-Oak wheelsglass doors $60 941-4969252 CART UTILITY light wicker, 29X29X18 $126 941-2755837 CASTER BED FRAME King or queen large. $25 810-7663266


\006 b\002r\001nfftt rt f\n\b\006 SPORTINGGOODS6130 SAND PIKES 10 for fishing all for $25 714-599-2137 SIGNED CLOVE ALI FRAIZER LOA $360 941-475-1379 SIGNED NLF FOOTBALL dick butkis mint $145 941475-1379 SIGNED POSTERPETTY 2FT.X3FT. POSTER $400 941475-1379 SNORELLING FINS brand new (bnib) mens $15 714599-2137 VIBRATION PLATE $225 941763-2900 FIREARMS6131 BARETTA NANO $400 Ruger SR 40C $450. Glock $475 S&W Shield $425. M&P 9 $500. Sig 22 $375. Above All New. H&K USP $625. 941-830-8641 GUN &KNIFE SHOW GERMAN AMERICAN CLUB 2101 S.W. Pine Island Rd CAPE CORAL, FL 33991 Sat 12/06 9-5pm and Sun 12/07 9-4pm. CWP Classes $49.95 Admission $5.00 & FREE PARKING (239)-223-3370www m $1.00 of f with this ad. H&R .22 Magnum Pistol (2); German 'Cowboy' .22, 6" b. Choice $200. 941-979-7572 S & W Bodyguard 380/Laser, 2 Clips + Case. $340. HI POINT PISTOL, C9 9mm As NIB $150. (941)-258-5055 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES6135 BICYCLE BUILT for 2 people schwinn $195 941-456-2943 BICYCLE MENS Trek, model 930, 21spd $200 941-4969496 BICYCLE Pacific mens 26 18spd $60 941-625-2779 BICYCLES DOUBLE suspension mtn. 21 & 24 spd $100 941-621-4014 BIKE RAZOR MX650 dirt bike.great for christmas $250 941-661-6185 BIKE,1954 SCHWINN spitfire classic beauty $125 941214-8168 BIKES ADULT/TEEN great selection of great bikes $45 941-474-1776 BIKES KIDS nice selection of bikes for the kids $20 941474-1776 BMX BIKE REDLINE mx 24 can email/text pic $150 941429-7536 FLOOR PUMT BicyclePresta & Standard $10 314-6091540 MOTOR ASSISTED bike aluminum $175 941-625-2779 TRICYCLE 26 little use miami sun $175 941-7432424 TRICYCLE adult brand new, in the box! $275 941-524-1025 TRIKE TODDLER 3 in 1 toddler trike like new $20 941625-2815 TOYS/GAMES6138 MOUNTAIN CLIMBER little tikes with slide $125 941429-8507 GOLFACCESSORIES6125 BATTERY CHARGER FOR CLUB CAR $150 941-4681489 BATTERY CHARGER for club car mint #26580 $115 941475-1379 GOLF BAGS W /CLUBS alone or separate $100 941697-7592 GOLF BALLS 30 for in Punta Gorda $5 941-258-0810 GOLF BALLS USED, $.10 EACH. $1.20 941-240-5540 GOLF CART 98 Club Car 48 Volt 2012 Batteries 4 Passenger, Lights and Charger Rebuilt As New 941-830-6026, no text please GOLF CLUB Cobra Amp Cell Driver, 10.5, R Flex, New Rotonda $100; Taylor made R11S Driver 10.5, Flex M $100 610-295-2921 GOLF CLUBS Callaway 460Driver 9D, FT 5&6 IR $90 941-743-3582 GOLF GAME Puttn Return Great Gift $20 941-391-6211 GOLF SHOES small black loafer, nike, $12 941-6276780 PRO V1 600 Acond. $300 937-546-8544 PUCH CARTS Two Sun Mtn. 3 wheel push carts $125 401440-6131 EXERCISE/ FITNESS6128 ELIPITICAL $200 Incline bench with weights $100, Stationary Bike $50, Adult 3wheel bike $150, North Port Area 727-235-2343 ELLPTICAL STRIDER foldaway easy read display $150 941-564-8757 EXERCISE BIKE PRO-FORM 920S works well $125 941681-6417 PILATES REFORMER 4 cord with stand. $250 941-7434318 TREADMILL BYWESLO w/Electronics, NICE $80 941268-8951 TREADMILL Space saver, adjustable A1 $125 941-4562462 SPORTINGGOODS6130 BALL GLOVE Rawling 5 Fasback RBG34 $75 941-4744959 FIREWOOD No camping trip is complete without it! Pine, Oak, or Citrus Split, Bundled, and ready for the firepit! 941-468-4372 FLASHLIGHT SET ALL FOR $25 714-599-2137 GRILL SET LP Camp new never used $25 941-2351068 MISC SPINNINGREELS ALL WORK GREAT $15 714599-2137 PING PONGTABLE top Never used. W/ access. For pool table, or? $50 941-2351068 POCKET KNIVES 43 S/S + EXTRAS ALL FOR $60 714599-2137 POOL TABLE ( Professional) 9ft. Balls/rack/cue incl $500 941-625-7658 POOL TABLE slate 7ft. good condition $400 941423-2970 SCUBA BOOTIES womans size 5 ex. cond. $10 941585-8149 TREES & PLANTS6110 SEEDLING PLANTS tomato, cuke, broccoli, arugula $1.50 941-258-2016 BABYITEMS6120 BABY BOUNCER Fisher Price Rainforest $25 941-429-8507 BABY JUMPER Baby Einstein cond. $25 941-429-8507 BOSSTER SEAT Fisher Price $20 941-629-5427 BREAST PUMP medela double w/Shoulder Bag $115 941-493-3851 CAR SEAT Sunshine Kids, expands to 120lb $40 942629-5427 HIGH CHAIR woodenbaby oakblonde $50 941-6977364 PAC ANDPLAY Excellent Condition. $40 941-625-2627 PAK NPLAY Like new w/ attachments $40 941-6296624 STOLLER, UMBRELLA new very nice and $18 941-6296624 GOLFACCESSORIES6125 2011 CLUB CARDS GOLF CART Remanufactured 48 Volt 2013 Batteries 4 Seater, Lights, Charger, Top and Mirror. Like New. $3695. 941-716-6792 Please no text 2012 CLUB CAR 4 SEAT "Precedent" Golf Cart Off Lease & Factory Reconditioned. 6-8 Volt Batteries. New Body, Folding Rear Seat, SS Caps and Lights Local Delivery Included $ 3,695. 941-716-6792 ANKLE BBRACLETS Hand Beaded Ball Marker Great to wear or give as Tournament Gifts $20 570-506-7988 2010 CLUB CAR PRECEDENTNew Batteries (6-8 Volt). New Bushings, Club Protector, 48 Volt, Charger, Fresh Tires, Windshield, Rear View Mirrior. Local Delivery! $2,975 941-769-1431 2011 CLUB CARDS Custom Built. 48 Volt New Batteries (6-8 Volt). Pearl Yellow Paint. Custom Upholstery. Fresh Tires, Charger, New Lights, SS Hubcaps, Rearview Mirror, New Windshield. Local Delivery! $3,975 941-769-1431 EZGO HIGH SPEED 4 Passenger Rear Seat New Batteries This Week! Lights, Windshield, Bag Rack. New Bushings, Sunbrella Rain Curtains, 5 Panel Rearview Mirror. Excellent Condition! Local Delivery! $2,775 941-769-1431 MUSICAL6090 ORGAN LOWREYLS oak, good con $25 941-475-2777 VIOLIN 19TH CENTURY 1800s Stainer Violin. Exc.Playing Cond.Needs a good home $950 610-780-1273 MEDICAL6095 BATHTUB & SHOWER GRAB B ARS INSTALLED Dont W ait to F all to Call! Free In-Home Evaluation 25 Years ExperienceCALL JIMS BATHROOM GRAB BARS,LLC 941-626-4296 AIR PURIFIER Austin health mate 1500 sq ft $325 941625-7900 BEDSIDE COMMODE /Shower Chair by Carex $35 941268-8951 BEDSIDE POTTY For boatcamping $25 941-445-5619 CANES 15 -$2.00each and up 941-496-9252 CRUTCHES wood-adjustible $10 941-445-5619 LIFT CHAIRPRIDE Color blue. Best for man or tall woman $350 941-624-3741 MASSAGE TABLE Ironman. Used 3 times. $175 941-6279689 SCOOTER 3 wheel passport 2 new batteries $275 941740-0276 SHOWER BENCH for Tub or Shower, NICE $40 941-2688951 SHOWER CHAIR NEW Condition $30 941-268-8951 WHEELCHAIR ELECTRIC battery/charger $499 941275-5837 WHEELCHAIR ELECTRIC battery/charger $499 941275-5837 HEALTH / BEAUTY6100 BEAUTY BARBER CHAIR (Hydr) Chair Gd. Cond. $40 765-469-9018 VIBRATION PLATE $225 941763-2900 WHEEL CHAIR TRANSPORT Medline Excel, New $85 941276-0215 TREES & PLANTS6110 CRANBERRY HIBISCUS PLANTSor coral plant 3-4ft $8 941-258-2016 DRIFTWOOD LANDSCAPING All sizes/prices. Jim $20 941468-8540 FIRESPIKE OR golden dew drop blooming 3-4ft $10 941258-2016 HANGING BASKET pepperomia or spider plant $10 941258-2016 LILLYS PLANTS red cana $1 EACH $1 941-740-1000 HHHHHHHHHH VIBURNUM GREATFORPRIVACYHEDGE3GAL++ PALMS: FOXTAIL, SYLVESTERPIGMY& MORE.**GREAT PRICES***SUISNUSURY941-488-7291 QUEEN PALMS 2 in 3 gal pots $8 941-258-2016 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 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 CAPODIMONTE WHITE doves atop blue jar $12 941575-7860 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 COIN 1963 PROOF QUARTER PQ COIN $17 941-457-0155 COMIC BOOKS Vintage 1970s and up each $1 941474-1776 CUP & SAUCER DESERT ROSEsets; each $5 941-6390838 DANISH CHRISTMAS PLATES 60s/70s 9 Lot $65 941-456-5341 DOLL AMERICAN GIRL Square Piano vg cond. $175 941-979-6362 ELVIS TEDDY BEARS HAVE 4 $75 941-627-6780 FIGURINE HUMMEL 1948 Photographer mint! $155 941-639-1517 LAMPS, 2, Childs brass fire exingushr $150 941-6294950 LEFTON RED Cardinals 4 & 4 1/2h. each $10 941-5757860 LETTTER HOLDER Victoria Ware Ironstone VGC $35 941493-1391 OLD FOUNTAINPENS REPAIRED, BOUGHT, SOLD & TRADED. Call 941-743-7183 PARTYLITE NO3 Firehouse Good Condition $10 941-4931391 PLATE SPODE (2) Ret Cabinet 200th Anniv ea $20 941-6970501 RECORDS 45RPM 1950S1970S $1 617-460-2341 ROUTER Craftsman Vintage $50 941-451-3958 SALT CELLARS Antique. Crystal. Ex cond. $2 941-6978598 SERAPHIM ANGELS, Dickens Villages, Other Villages, Decantors, Vases, Clothes (Size 10 Petite), Dishes, Glasses, Men`s Diamond & Gold Rings & Various Other Items. 941-497-7351 For Appt. TEA SET HUMMEL Mint Full size $35 941-493-1391 MUSICAL6090 KEYBOARD yamaha EZ-150 W/STAND.VGCD $90 941235-8976 ORGAN LOWREYLS good 24W x 23D $25 941-4752777 PIANO BALDWIN, Upright, Excellent cond. bench included $1,195 Call Janice 941-7661163 or 941-276-8195 PIANO CASIO ELECTRONIC 61 keys. Like new! $149 941457-2311 SPEAKER STANDS Pro stands at really low price. $50 941-457-2311 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT6060 MONITOR 17Perfect cond, not a flat panel $10 941-7432656 MONITOR FLATSCREEN nice 17 great color $35 941474-1776 PC TOWER DESKTOP Win7 ready to use $125 941-6391113 WANTE TOBUY DVD RECORDER/PLAYER $35 941-637-9168 CLOTHING/ JEWELRY/ ACCESSORIES 6065 BRIDAL VAIL used, great shape $50 941-626-9027 CHAPS LEATHER vest sm like new $100 941-429-7536 DRESS, CHRISTMAS PARTY Masquerade dress 3/4 $50 941-575-9800 EVENING BAGS beaded bags $20 941-786-7071 GOLF JACKET T ommy Bahama L, drk blue, full zipper $25 916-396-7750 JACKET LEATHER GreySuade/cotton large $10 941445-5619 JACKET LEATHER new mens M/C 56 TALL $125 941-4672580 JACKET LEATHER Womens Blk Hip length, size S $10 941-830-1531 JACKET, LEATHER XL, sz36 black like new $150 941-4297536 MINKS: BLOND MINK CAPE LARGESIZE& DARK MINK COATLARGESIZE GREATCOND. BEST OFFER 941-204-3734 MOTORCYCLE HELMET Black Shorty Med. $10 941460-8338 MOTORCYCLE HELMETS 2 Both w/built in visors $25 314-609-1540 NECKLACE New Sapph/Diam From Diamonds Int. $325 727-612-7209 PURSE COACH black leather purse. brand new $150 941661-6185 SHIRTS Mens White 1634/35,NIB $13 941-6240928 SKI SUIT 1992 Olympics Kodak logo, large; new $85 941-639-0838 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 VERA BRADLEY purses & totes-can text picture..ex $20 941-258-0810 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


f\n\b\006 rt\000\000)Tj/T1_1 1 Tf(b\002r\001nfftt \006 MISCELLANEOUS6260 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 RADIO CONTROLBOAT Kyosho Jet Arrow +Xtras $95 941-493-3851 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 SUITCASE American Tourister, green canvas, EC $15 941-639-0838 TIRE SPARE boat trailer mounted 225-75-15 $50 941505-7479 TRAILER 4X8 2014 folding utility trailer. $400 941-5875208 TRAILER JACK for boat$10 941-697-7592 VASES 10 2 Italian wh w/colored 1 raised flors $15 941697-2129 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. 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Free In-Home Evaluation 25 Years ExperienceCALL JIMS BATHROOM GRAB BARS,LLC 941-626-4296 AFFORDABLE SMOKES$1.30/PACK$13./CARTON ROLLYOUROWNATHOME! TOPBRANDTOBACCOS, TUBES, CASES, RYO MACHINES& PARTSVAPOR E-CIGS E-LIQUIDMADEINUSA LOW PRICES! ROLL A PACK TOBACCO 2739 Taylor Rd. P.G. 941-505-2233 TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 SANDER RYOBI Oscillating Manual incl. $125 941-9796307 SAW HORSE 9 WITH LEGS AND TOP $20 941-697-6553 SAW WITH BAG ROTOZIP roto & spiral & attachments 1/2pri. $99 941-474-4254 SEWING MACHINE Singer 491 Industrial. $100 941697-7634 SKILL SAW 10 INCHES BLADE,5 HP MOTOR $80 941-697-6553 SPRAY PAINTGUN Italian cup on top ex. cond. $20 941-585-8149 STEP LADDER 14 Steps Werner Model 414 $250 941380-5402 TORCH SET ACETYLENE Small bottles Working. W/ accessories. $95 941-2351068 FARM EQUIPMENT6195 CATTLE PROD .new cond. $50 941-769-1367 OFFICE/BUSINESS EQUIP./SUPLIES6220 CHAIRMAT GLASSMAT 53X45 no more ruts or grooves. Perfect for carpet. 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\006 b\002r\001nfftt rt f\n\b\006 MERCEDES7190 2004 MERCEDES SL500 28k New Tires & Svc. Current Body Style, Wrnty, New Over $100k, Sell $28,650 941-249-1664 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 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 HONDA7160 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 2001 LEXUS RX300 135K Miles. Excellent Condition! $5,995. obo 941-474-0048 2003 LEXUS LS-430 69K MI $14,875 855-481-2060 DLR 2005 LEXUS LS-430 63K MI $18,990 855-280-4707 DLR 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 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 1989 BMW 525I 1 Owner! Only 68K Miles! Kept Immaculate. $3,700. 941-815-8090 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 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 2003 HONDA ACCORD EX Leather, 92K Miles, Great Cond! $6,950. 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 FORD7070 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. 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 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 CHEVY7040 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 FORD7070 1999 FORD F-350 Diesel, w/Air ride hitch, rear wheel drive automatic, w/ extras. $12,500 Call 615-308-3265 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. 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Please call after 6 PM, $9,950 863-494-4383 2(+.#-(+ )+'*!1.)%'*!, 0$&"+)1*" #-(+#'+$ *'/", 2009 CADILLAC CTS 42k MI Silver/grey, 4dr, Snrf, V6. $17,500 317-506-0966 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 ( ( , & & % % , ! , & & ! $ $ + + ) ) ' " " , # # , $ $ % % " * 1999 CHEVY SS CAMARO Conv. V8, 6 SPD. 10,850 MI. Black w/ Black Top, Lthr Seats. $22k 941-204-3612


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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 &$$%) .$'"1%$( -1.%1* 1.*!$ /0)++1#1$%+, 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 RV/CAMPER PARTS7382 TOW HITCH $250 941-6390838 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 2004 HARLEYDyna Wide Glide, factory alarm, 1450FI 12,955 mi. $9700. 743-2153 2009 HARLEY DAVIDSON Heritage SE 103 Big Bore, CAMS, LEDS Dyno Tuned, Pipes. 15k MI P.C. $12,000/obo 941-889-9120 2013 HD HERITAGE SOFTAIL. Pearl White. 300 Mi. $17,000 304-923-0015. 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! YAMAHA 400 Majesty 2010, 3,700 mi, 55+mpg, 70+mph, Sr Owned, Health forces Sale $3,590 941-235-1479 CAMPERS/ TRAVELTRAILERS7370 2006 5TH WHEEL 28 Loaded. Must Sell. $17,000/obo 941-276-9401 BOATS-POWERED7330 11 BOAT w/battery motor $150 941-475-2777 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 29 6 REGAL COMMODORE2002 TWINIO, AC, RADAR, GPS, CANVASCAMPERCOVERS. ELECTRICTOILET, TV, VCR, WIND-LESS, GENERATOR. LOADED. $32,000 OBO 508-942-4600 JUST REDUCED SAILBOATS 7331 22 CATALINA22 no motor, need keel fixed. $500 941268-5012 22HUNTER 216 2004 FUNFASTMODERNUNSINKABLESAILBOAT, SUPERBFORCLUBRACING WITHPLEANTYOFCREW SPACE. $8,500 ., Trailer Free. 941-833-8353 26M MACGREGOR 06 in New Cond! 50HP Yamaha, Under 120 hrs. New Dodger, Bimini, GPS, & Bottom Paint. Trailer. $22,500. 941-276-0215 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 BILGE PUMP manual 36 L/ 72 hose cost 40 $15 941585-8149 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 CANOES/ KAYAKS7339 KAYAK INFLATIBLE Excellent cond. $175 727-612-7209 BOATS-POWERED7330 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 #561'4!!-*.0! 6$2$"( -$"/$5, -*%04)$3, 35/4+$&., 35/414", 20 TEAM SAILFISH 1996 w/ trailer. Ctr console, Yamaha 130 2 stroke w/SS prop, EC $6,900 941-626-4571 or 941-627-5777 REDUCED 20 2000 HYDRA-SPORTS CC w/06 Yamaha, 4s, 225HP, 375 hrs on motor, 2 new batteries, Garmin GPS color, Exc. cond. $18,500 941-391-6377 REDUCED! 22' 2004 CAPE CRAFT Dual Console w/ Bimini Top, Garmin 541S, VHS radio, 150HP Yamaha 4 Stroke, Low Hours, Dual Batteries, Cushiones, Boatcover,1 Year Sea Tow Membership. Lift Kept, Very clean. Only $18,999 941-637-6269 26 262 MONTEREY 1998 7.4 Merc, I/O Bravo III drive. Excellent Condition, New Isling glass, GPS, A/C. Must Sell $16,900 941-276-6552 27 FT PURSUIT OFFSHORE SPORT FISHER TWIN200HP YAMAHA, 2STROKE, OVERHAULED. 180 GALLONFUELCAPACITYIN THREETANKS. DAYCABIN WITHFRIDGEANDTOILET, FISH FINDER, RADAR, VHF, NOGPS. LIFTKEPTWITHNEW CANVASSENCLOSURE. $12,000/OBO941-916-2515 TRUCKS/ PICK-UPS7300 1992 NISSAN FRONTIER 4 Cyl. Auto, Cold A/C. 80K MI. Runs Excellent. $2,950/obo 941-214-0889 1997 FORD F-150 $2500; New 5x8 Open trailer $950.941-628-8975 2001 DODGE RAM 2500 Diesel, Longbed, 95,353 mi, $9000.941-473-1557 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 2000 CADILLAC ESCALADE High Miles. Full Power, 4WD, Michelin Tires. Runs Good. Second Owner. $3,000. 678-873-0520 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. 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 13 1965 BOSTON WHALER Sport with Bimini top Completely restored in late 2012 with 2006 Mercury 15hp 4 stroke engine only 50 hrs. on engine Galvanized Trailer. This whole package is in perfect condition. Reason for selling (Bought a bigger boat) $3,500 Firm Hurry! This boat wont last long. 401-829-7856 Fred VOLVO7230 1997 VOLVO 850 One owner. New tires & brakes. Runs great., $2,500 941-8755872 BUDGETBUYS7252 #1 TOPCASHPAID UP TO $5,000 CARS, TRUCKS,ANYCOND. 941-650-5785 1987 CHEVY SUBURBAN SILVERADO 2 wheel dr., 5.7 V8, 3rd row seating, new parts & paint. Call for details 941549-1232 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 WE BUY CARS RUNNINGORNOT! $400 CASH + UP Frank 941-276-0204 AUTO PARTS/ ACCESSORIES7270 A/C LONGGM comp $110 786-306-6335 BOOKS $100941-6390838 CAR MATS $75 941-4298507 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 TRANSMITION 700R auto tran $499 786-306-6335


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