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Charlotte SunCLASSIFIED: Comics 9-12 | Dear Abby 12 | TV Listings 13 THE SUN: Obituaries 5 | Police Beat 7,12 | Legals 8 | Crosswords 9 | Viewpoint 10 | Opinion 11 VOL. 123 NO. 50An Edition of the SunAMERICA’S BEST COMMUNITY DAILYTHURSDAY FEBRUARY 19, $1.00 Mostly sunny, windy and colder.57 32 High Low Look inside for valuable couponsThis year’s savings to date ...S UN COUPON VALUE METER CHARLIE SAYS ...When is it going to be Year of the Gator?INDEX | 705252000258 Daily Edition $1.00 $35,537 YEAR OF THE GOAT NEW DR. SEUSS BOOKAs celebrations commence around the world for the Chinese New Year, the global economic influence grows for the holiday. Random House Children’s Books announced that “What Pet Should I Get?” a recently discovered manuscript by Seuss, is coming out July 28. THE WIRE PAGE 1THE WIRE PAGE 1 SPORTS: Lotto 2 THE WIRE: Nation 2 | World 2 | Business 4-5 | State 6 | Weather 6 Swivel chair, $100In Today’s Classifieds! AND WEEKLY HERALDCALL US AT 941-206-1000 ‘I have followed the air show asco with interest. But most interesting is your paper’s refusal to name the ‘key’ sponsor, even in your editorial on the topic. A brief check on the Internet indicates last year the ‘key’ sponsor was Palm Automotive. So presumably they are the ones who backed out. “Why the silence? Did someone at the Sun decide Palm’s ad revenue deserved protection? Did Palm request their name not be mentioned? Either way it stinks. So much for the crusading newspaper.” JS JS, thanks for your comments. Other readers wondered the same thing. I did too, when I read the article. I asked our Charlotte Editor Phil Fernandez why didn’t we name the “sponsor” who “withdrew”? Phil had a very commonsense answer, which is his nature. We couldn’t get anyone at the air show to conrm that the sponsor they claim withdrew was Palm. We didn’t know another sponsor hadn’t stepped forward this year. We did not want to write in our newspaper that the sponsor who withdrew was Palm when we could not conrm who the sponsor might have been. As a practical matter, which I conrmed with Palm, they review their many civic sponsorships each year and had not yet agreed to be a sponsor this year when the article came out and the air show was canceled. We could not connect the dots of a “withdrawing” sponsor to Palm, and since the event organizers wouldn’t name the organization, it would not have been appropriate for us to say it was indeed Palm. I agree with our handling of the issue but agree with you it was awkward and confusing for our readers. Palm and our other car dealers have been a supporter of many important events in our community. Hardly an event happens without a car dealer sponsorship. I encourage you to shop local when it comes to your cars. The money is recycled in our community.SquareBS sent me an email asking a question about our use of (parentheses) instead of [square brackets]. Our excellent sports editor Mark Lawrence was kind enough to help me by answering BS. I have always thought that parentheses are used in print to convey “extra information.” However, when the “extra information” is inserted by the writer or publisher to clarify a poorly written sentence or a quote, square brackets should be used. (In your article you wrote) “I told my teammates to come out (to the lobby) if (Bentzoni) missed it.” I am guessing that what Breanna Jacobs said to your reporter was something like, “I told my teammates to come out here if she missed it.” Your reporter knew exactly what Breanna meant, but using her exact words would have left readers wondering “out where” and who was “she,” so your writer correctly tried to clarify the quote. However, square brackets should have been used instead of parentheses and the sentence should have read, “I told my teammates to come out [to the lobby] if [Bentzoni] missed it.” BS, as a general rule we don’t use square brackets, regardless of the rules of grammar. The symbol cannot be transmitted over the wire services even in this digital age. The symbol also doesn’t work too well in some email providers’ formats. As a result, AP style guidelines call for using “parentheses or recasting the material.” So, right or wrong, that is what almost every newspaper does and has done, including us. David Dunn-Rankin is president and publisher of the Sun. Email him at wanted PUNTA GORDA — After sitting through two weeks of testimony, the jury in a complex civil trial will now decide whether America’s top cigarette manufacturers should compensate a local man for the death of his wife, a lifelong smoker. Donald McMannis, 83, of Lake Suzy, lost his wife, Barbara McMannis, in 1995 to what he claims was lung cancer caused by addictive nicotine cigarettes made by Philip Morris USA and RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. During closing arguments Wednesday before Volunteer Senior Judge Sherra Winesett at the Charlotte County Justice Center, Morgan & Morgan attorney Keith Mitnik, for the plaintiff, suggested the ve women and three men in the jury box consider awarding Donald — the personal representative of Barbara’s estate — $5 million for compensatory damages. If the jury decides punitive damages are appropriate, an added day of trial will take place for attor neys to weigh in about how much that should be. The jury was scheduled to begin deliberations at 8:30 a.m. today. Mitnik told jurors Wednesday that Donald admits Barbara is somewhat at fault for her smoking and death, but not nearly as responsible as the cigarette makers. “They’re masters of deception and they did it for money,” Mitnik said. He added that Barbara was an example of a “cigarette company success story” — she started smoking at a young age Tobacco trial in jury’s handsBy ADAM KREGERSTAFF WRITERJURY | 6 Ashes to go SUN PHOTO BY ANNE KLOCKENKEMPERJim Rekasis receives ashes on his forehead from the Rev. Jo Popham, pastor of St. Nathaniel’s Episcopal Church in North Port, who oered drive-thru ashes in the church parking lot in obser vance of Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent, a 40-day period of penance and reection leading up to Easter. See more photos, page 14.NORTH PORT — An attempted abduction of a 14-year-old girl Monday afternoon has left the North Port Police Department requesting citizens to help the police in nding the alleged suspects. According to a NPPD release Wednesday, the teen was walking home around 4 p.m. Monday in the area of South Toledo Blade Boulevard and Kenvil Drive in North Port when two males in a new, black minivan approached her. The victim said the passenger of the vehicle got out, walked up to her and put his arm around her in what she said she believes was an attempt to get her into the minivan. The release states she was able to break free from the suspect’s grip and ee from the area. “This girl did a wonderful job,” Girl thwarts attempted abductionBy ALLISON SHIRK STAFF WRITERATTEMPTED | 6 PUNTA GORDA — The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Ofce and the State Attorney’s Ofce have refrained from commenting about the recording and distribution of privileged attor ney-client conversations, despite new allegations surfacing this week. The parties cited a hearing related to the issue set for Friday as the reason why. Charlotte County’s chief Assistant Public Defender Toby Oonk led a motion late Tuesday asking the court to dismiss a second-degree murder charge — and charges in two unrelated cases — against Dwayne Johnson. This comes about two weeks after Oonk led a motion asking the judge to disqualify the 20th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Ofce from trying the case because he learned a privileged conversation between him and Johnson — who is in the Charlotte County Jail — had been recorded and sent to prosecutors. The motion to disqualify will be heard Friday before 20th Circuit Judicial Judge Donald Mason at the Charlotte County Justice Center. The Sheriff’s Ofce said the initial recording issue was xed in January, but a supplemental report released Tuesday shows a privileged conversation between Oonk and another jailed client was recorded just last week. A CCSO investigation had determined the attorney-client videos were caused by a malfunction to video-chat software. But new Officials mum ahead of crucial hearingBy ADAM KREGERSTAFF WRITERHEARING | 6 DavidDUNNRANKINPRESIDENT AND PUBLISHERPUBLISHER’S INBOX BE VIGILANTTips from NPPD Chief Kevin Vespia: Know your surroundings and environment, and know what is “normal” for your neighborhood. Report all suspicious activities or vehicles in your neighborhood. “If you get that gut feeling something is wrong, then go with it,” Vespia said. “If it ends up being nothing, so be it.” Use the “buddy system.” “It almost always works,” said Vespia. Parents need to be aware of where their children are. SKETCH PROVIDEDSUSPECT sP ? ?77, ?I IfL41r? I e ? 1f ?t trr a;?? F lyt ,II4? !r? t::(I' ?F JI. \lal f i?.f`?`? I -rteviii' IIII II 1111111


Our Town Page 2 E/N/C The Sun /Thursday, February 19, 2015 The SUN (USPS 743170) is published daily at Sun Coast Media Group, Inc., 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980-2100. Periodicals postage paid at Punta Gorda, FL. Postmaster: Please send address changes to the SUN, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, Florida 33980-2100.Chairman .................................. Derek Dunn-Rankin .....................941-206-1001 Publisher ................................... David Dunn-Rankin .....................941-206-1003 Executive Editor ........................ Chris Porter .................................941-206-1134 Advertising Director .................. Leslee Peth ..................................941-205-6400 Circulation Director ................... Mark Yero ....................................941-206-1300 Arcadian Editor ......................... Susan E. Hoffman ........................863-494-0300 Arcadian Publisher .................... 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Above rates do not include sales tax.Subscribers residing in outlying areas may incur additional delivery charge. Mail subscription rates: Rates as follows (advance payment required): 7 Days 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year $120.88 $216.81 $386.10 Sunday Only 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year $58.81 $110.56 $186.19 Single Copy rates Daily $1.00 Sunday $2.00 Unclaimed account balances under $10, inactive for 15 months, will be used to purchase newspapers for classroom use. CUSTOMER SERVICE POLICY HOURS: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Friday; Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to noon. To subscribe or to report any problems with your service, please call or visit your local office. Englewood: 941-681-3000 120 W. Dearborn St., Englewood Charlotte: 941-206-1300 23170 Harborview Rd., Port Charlotte North Port: 941-429-3000 13487 Tamiami Trail, North Port DeSoto: 863-494-0300 or toll-free at 877-818-6204 108 S. Polk Avenue, Arcadia GOVERNMENT TODAYBCC Pre-Agenda, 1:30 pm, Meeting, Murdock Administration Center, 18500 Murdock Circle, PC Harbour Heights, 7 pm, Waterway Adv Comm Joint Meeting w/ HH Waterway Maint. Ass. HH Civic Ass, 2530 Harbour Drive, PC EVENTS TODAY Easy Does It Club, offers AA & Alanon meetings daily from 7:30 am-9 pm at 23312 Harper Ave., PC. AARP Chapter 80, 9:3011 am, Speaker Carol Dunekirchen will be speaking on Fraud Watch “How to protect ourselves.” There is also a food drive; 2305 Aaron St. PC Deep Creek Elks 2763, Lunch with Kathy 11 am-2:30 pm, Lodge Business Meeting @ 7 pm, Officer Elections FC Senior Fellowship, Fellowship Church Seniors meet for lunch and fellowship @ Eng. Sports Complex @ 11 am. 475-7447 Punta Gorda Elks, 11 am-2 pm Lunch; 5-8 pm Dinner; 6:30-8:30 pm Bingo; 3 pm Tiki Bar open @ 25538 Shore, PG. 637-2606, members/guests AMVETS 312 New lunch, Golfers Hot Wings (5) & beer, $4; Homemade soup/ sandwich, $5.50; Reuben, $6 @ North Port AMVETS. 429-5403 Punta Gorda Elkettes, Thrift Shop open to the public from 11:30 am-2:30 pm @ 25538 Shore, PG. 637-2606, ext.451 Canadian Club Meets, noon, Hibachi Buffet, 2200 Tamiami Trail. No cost except meal. Guests welcome. Info: Bob Binding 235-2736 P.G. Rotary Club, meets weekly at the Isle Yacht Club, 1780 W. Marion Ave., PG, noon-1 pm. FMI: Paul Versnik 941-979-0522 Gallery Walk, 5 to 8 pm, downtown Punta Gorda, 391-4856. Galleries open as well as shops and restaurants; some with art demos, music and more Walk N Dine Singles, 5:30-8 pm, singles age 50-plus meet at Gazebo @ 100 Nesbit St., PG or at local Restaurant. Call 941-244-8073 GOVERNMENT TODAYDRC meeting, Development Review Committee, 9 am, Conference Room 2, 1001 Sarasota Center Blvd., Sarasota. 861-5000 Planning & Zoning, Advisory Board meeting, 9 am, North Port City Hall, Room 244, 4970 City Hall Blvd., off Sumter Blvd. 429-7000 Tourist Development, Council meeting, 4 pm, Robert L. Anderson Administration Center, 4000 Tamiami Trail S., South Venice. 861-5000 Neighborhood meeting, 5:30 pm, on new Suncoast Technical College, library in city, Toledo Blade Elementary, 1201 Geranium Ave., NP. 429-7000 Parks & Recreation, Advisory Board meeting, 6:30 pm, North Port City Hall, Room 244, 4970 City Hall Blvd., off Sumter Blvd. 429-7000 EVENTS TODAYCrafty Ladies, Handcrafted items 9-11:30 am (except holidays). Oaks Cove, Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC. 697-5533 Free Tax Help, 9 am-1 pm, AARP Tax-Aide, San Pedro Catholic Church Activity Center, 14380 Tamiami Trail, NP Table tennis, 9-11 am, North Port Senior Center, 4940 Pan American Blvd. Equipment provided, $2. 426-6276. Current Event Conv, 10-11:30 am, NP Senior Center, 4940 Pan American Blvd. 426-2204. Bring a topic or joke to share North Port Moose, 11 am-2 pm Lunch.12 pm Euchre. 5-8 pm liver/onions plus regular menu. 7pm Meat Bingo. Members/ qualified guests Only.14156 Tamiami Trail. 426-2126 FC Senior Fellowship, Fellowship Church Seniors meet the for lunch and fellowship @ Eng. Sports Complex @ 11 am. 475-7447 AMVETS 312 Hot lunch, Golfers Hot Wings (5) and beer, $4; Homemade soup/ sandwich, $5.50; Reuben, $6 @ North Port Amvets. 429-5403 Mexican Dominos, 12-3 pm, NP Senior Center, 4940 Pan American Blvd. 426-2204. These dominos have numbers not dots so join the fun Movie: Magic/ Moonlight, 1-3 pm, NP Senior Center, 4940 Pan American Blvd. 426-2204. A comedy with Emma Stone amd Colin Firth GOVERNMENT TODAY BCC Pre-Agenda, 1:30 pm, Meeting Murdock Administration Center, 18500 Murdock Circle, PC EVENTS TODAY Badminton, 9 am-12 pm, Englewood Sports Complex, 941-8611980. $2 to play! Ewd Country Liners, 9:3011:30 am, Christ Lutheran Church, 701 N. Indiana Ave., Ewd. Impv/inter. line dances. Public welcome. Nancy 474-6027 Beginners Line Dance, 9:30-11:30 am, American Legion Post 3436, Indiana Road, Rotonda West. Phone Eve at 941-697-8733 Plant Clinic, 10 am-noon Got a plant/tree problem? Bring in a sample for diagnosis @ Eng/Char Library, 3450 S. McCall. 475-6903 FC Senior Fellowship, meet for lunch and fellowship @ Eng. Sports Cplx @ 11 am. 475-7447 | CHARLOTTE EVENTS | NORTH PORT EVENTS | ENGLEWOOD EVENTS Humanist Club of Charlotte County, luncheon/ speaker, Feb. 21, 11 a.m., Kingsgate Country Club, 24000 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte. Open to public. Speaker: Mike Pender. Topic: Scotland’s 2014 Referendum: History, Politics, Economics. Contact: Robert Moran, 941-380-8648. Relay for Life Yard Sale, Saints and Sinners of the Kingdom Relay for Life 2nd Annual Yard Sale. Over 20 tables of gently used treasures! Saturday, Feb. 21, 8 am-noon, Wilson Realty, 4485 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. All proceeds go to The American Cancer Society. Wise Women in a Wild World, Women’s Conference: First Baptist Church Port Charlotte, 20035 Quesada Ave., Saturday, Feb.28, 8:30 am3:30 pm. Lunch is included. Keynote Speaker: Marijean Green. Adults $25; teens $15. Registration and info: 941-629-0444 or www. 5th Annual PG Pub Crawl & Food Drive, Feb. 28, 10 am-1 pm @ Ice House Pub, 408 Tamiami Trail. To benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank, the largest food drive in Charlotte Co. Bring canned food for a chance to win a Royal Caribbean Cruise. Pub Crawl sold out; let’s top 2014 — 3600 lb. For more info: or call Mike 239-872-1171 or Nick 941-628-4800 Charlotte Chorale Concert, The Charlotte Chorale’s Voices of Spirit concert on March 1, at 4 pm features inspiring music such as Psalm 150 and the world premiere of O Great Spirit by local composer Barbara Goldberg. Artistic Director Dr. William Dederer. Charlotte Performing Arts Center, Punta Gorda. Tickets: 941-204-0033 Hearty Fish Fry this Friday, 4 to 7 pm. Beer-battered haddock fillet or 8 jumbo butterfly fried shrimp, or shrimpfish, or baked fish 9-10 oz. fillet (4-6 pm only) with French fries, slaw. $10 adults, $5 kids. Clam chowder $2, w/adult platter only. Drinks,donation. Sacred Heart, 211 W. Charlotte Ave., Punta Gorda 575-4606 Collector Car Display, Thursday, Feb. 19, 5 to 8 pm. The Veteran Motor Car Club of America will display Collector Cars at the corner of W. Marion and Taylor (between Jack’s on Marion and Turtle Club) PG during Gallery Walk. Our only location for 7 yrs. Nonmodified vehicles at least 20 years old welcome. 941-626-4452 ‘Swingin’ On Mondays’, presented by the Charlotte County Big Band continues March 2 at 7 pm theater, Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte The music of Stan Kenton will be featured. Reserved seats $12. 941-625-4175 ext. 221 Featured EventsPAID ADVERTISEMENTS Chorale concert: Into the Night, The North Port Chorale will present “Into the Night” on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m., at the North Port PAC, 6400 W. Price Blvd. The chorus will sing several selections including “Moonglow,” “Harlem Nocturne,” and choral medleys from the Broadway musicals Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera and South Pacific. Featured EventPAID ADVERTISEMENT The Melody Lingers On, Lemon Bay Chord Co. presents a Tribute to Irving Berlin Concert guest quartet “Boardwalk” and the Heron Creek MS Choir at Lemon Bay HS, 2201 Placida Road, Englewood, Friday, 2/27 @ 7 pm and Saturday 2/28 @ 2 pm. Tickets: $12 adv., $15 at door. Purchase tickets at or call 941-473-8146. Featured EventPAID ADVERTISEMENTThink of it as an art festival — for books. The sixth annual Dearborn Street Book Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Englewood’s Pioneer Park on the 300 block of West Dearborn Street. Instead of artists display ing their art work, authors will present and sell books they have written. The authors can be fun to chat with and enjoy talking about their books. There will be music by Englewood’s popular Sax-On-The-Beach and the Myakka West Homemakers Club will have a bake table. At 1 p.m. the winners of the Short Story and Poetry, “Write-On-Englewood,” contest sponsored by the Book Festival will be announced and prizes awarded. Also, the winners of the Englewood Elementary School’s fth-grade poetry contest will be announced, prizes awarded and the winning entries read. This contest is organized by James Kelly, a poet himself. He is a volunteer at the school where he teaches poetry to fth-graders. Here are some sneak previews of a few of the many inter esting authors who will be at the fest and thumbnail sketches of their books: Judi Light is an amazing author/artist. She has written two whimsical, humorous treasure books for all ages. Judi’s charming stories of the Wee Folk of Twigshire are accompanied by her utterly amazing illustrations. Judi takes her readers to a fantasy land of enchantment. One of my favorite tales is a zany little love story about two poetry writing shes, Sally Swishn and Jack the Mack, who live in Frog Sallow Lake. It’s love at rst sight after meeting at a local Fish Hop and they swim off n in n. Judi says she likes to always leave her readers smiling and that she does. The Book Festival was delighted this year to have her design a poster for the fest. Ngoc-Ha, or Ha, as she is called, may be familiar to some of you as she works as a checker at the Gulf Cove Publix store. Ha has published a well-written book called “My Love Far Away.” In it she relates her unbelievable true story of survival in war torn Vietnam. This is a harrowing tale of danger, war and heartbreak. Her journey covered three continents starting from her home in Vietnam, then going to Germany, nally to the United States. She rst endured unintentional separation from an American naval aviator she had fallen in love with, then loss of family members, imprisonment, capture by pirates at sea during her escape, then adjustment as a refugee in Germany. Throughout her astonishing odyssey, she never let go of the love for her aviator, John Dickinson, her love far away. This is an amazing tale. You talk about a wild nish, you won’t believe the ending of Ha’s story. Look for Ha at the book festival; she will be wearing a native Vietnamese outt. Englewood author Cornel Dolana’s book, “No Paved Road to Freedom,” is another true life story. Cornel’s book is of his escape as a young man from communist Romania. Cornel may soon become a local celebrity as the rights to the book have been purchased by a Hollywood producer. Another Englewood resident, Diane Madsen, has already become a local literary celebrity. Among her awards for her newest book, “The Conan Doyle Notes,” has been an honorable mention in the London Book Fest and also one at the Chicago Writers Association Book Awards. There are more than 50 authors expected to be participating in the festival some coming from quite a distance, such as Henry Duggan from Georgia. His intriguing book is about the treasure-laden Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha that wrecked off the Florida Keys in 1622. Authors from Bradenton, Venice, North Port and other parts of Florida are coming. Libby Schaefer will be coming from Punta Gorda with her book, “The Ladies of Punta Gorda,” which is getting great reviews. Coppersh Books from Punta Gorda will have an outstanding collection of books on Florida, their specialty, at their table, as well as cards, for your perusal. It appears we have an astonishing number of excellent writers in our area.Authors to show their stuff at Book FestivalBy DIANA HARRISSUN CORRESPONDENTAUTHORS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR SATURDAYDavid Abraham Camille Blue Amy Roy Ault Les and Kimball Beer Janice Britland Cal Campbell Shirley Bluttaumueller Robert Coons Copperfish Books John and Ha Dickinson Cornel Dolana Eugene Domieniks Mark Dossey Pamela Dow Henry Duggan Violet Ebersole & Sandy Chase Donn Fleming Robert Fuqua Terri & John Gance Myrna Lou Goldbaum Rachel Haines Joan Harlow Diana Harris Jeanelle Havlin Raymond Hazels Timothy Jacobs Teresa Jenkins Pat Kelly Joseph Koob Judi Light Diane Madsen Barbara Marvin Kate Marvin Ebba Patrick Dawn Penwell Josephine Qualls John Reardon J. Blasco Rouleaus Libby McDonald Schaefer Linda Lee Schell Charles Schley Brenda Spalding Carol Stack Clarissa Thomasson Patricia Tuff James Usavage Diane Worthe PHOTO PROVIDEDNgoc-Ha, or Ha, as she is called, has published a book called “My Love Far Away.” In it she relates her unbelievable true story of survival in war torn Vietnam. SARASOTA COUNTY — An architect has been approved for the forthcoming North Port campus of Suncoast Technical College. On Tuesday, via their consent agenda, Sarasota County School Board members unanimously approved a $908,751 contract with Schenkel & Shultz Inc. Schenkel & Shultz, with ofces in Sarasota, Fort Myers, Naples and Orlando, will oversee design and construction administration for the new STC campus and a joint-use media center. “The key thing is, they’re a local rm,” said Scott Lempe, deputy superintendent of the Sarasota County School District. “They have a strong team, and when you evaluate their experience, they built the North Campus (of STC in Sarasota.).” He said having the same rm involved will bring a cohesion to the designs of the STC Sarasota and North Port campuses so people will recognize the “brand” of the school. The STC North Port campus and city’s second library will sit on 24 acres adjacent to Toledo Blade and North Cranberry boulevards, as well as Interstate 75, in an area of the city where a number of developments have been proposed in the past, but few have come to fruition. The STC North Port campus will help provide basic job skills and technical training, while the new joint-use county public library will be located approximately 10 miles from the existing North Port Library. The campus portion of the $15 million project is scheduled to open in early 2017. No date has been set for the opening of the new library. Tonight, the school district and county will hold a Neighborhood Community Workshop seeking public input on the project. The workshop will focus on planning, design and programs at both STC North Port and the new library location. It begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Toledo Blade Elementary School cafeteria, and should last about two hours. The elementary school is at 1201 Geranium Ave., North Port. The event will begin with a brief presentation on the campus and library. “This is about collecting information on the project,” Lempe said. “We’re going to talk about site elevation and the time line, and then break (attendees) into groups and jot down people’s comments, and get a feel for what’s on the community’s mind.” Lempe said there may be additional meetings, depending on how well-attended tonight’s meeting is. “We’ve talked about doing one in the existing library, and then having one at the different phases of the community,” Lempe added. “It depends on what we hear from the community.”Email: annek@sun-herald.comArchitect OK’d for tech college, input meeting tonightBy ANNE KLOCKENKEMPERSTAFF WRITER


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Our Town Page 4 E/N/C The Sun /Thursday, February 19, 2015 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS VENICE — The 27th annual Italian Feast and Carnival will offer fast rides and authentic mouthwatering Italian cuisine starting today and continuing through Sunday. Tucked back by the airport in Venice, carnival rides were being set up earlier in the week for festival-goers who want to twist, shout and get their adrenaline pumping this weekend. Dancers in traditional Italian costumes will perform on a stage festooned in red, white and green. Bands will make people want to move and shake, showing off their own dancing skills. You don’t have to be Italian to have a good time, but if you like Italian food, this is a feast not to be missed. There are so many food choices, the hardest part is deciding what to chow — pasta fagioli, eggplant parm, assorted pastas, pizza, meatballs, calzones, calamari, sausage and peppers, Italian ices, zeppole, cannoli. You’ll want to try a sampling of everything, and with the festival being four days, you might have enough time to try it all. Warm up your skills with a game of chance. It’s a longstanding tradition to try to win your loved one a memento from the carnival. Pick out your favorite, the biggest one you can get. For some, a festival like this is not all fun and games — it’s work. Joey Fowler will be bringing in both food and attractions, as he has done for a number of years, not only at the Italian Feast, but at neighboring fairs, festivals and concerts. He and his crews have even toured across the country with Ozzy Osbourne’s Ozzfest. Balloon store owner Danny Miller has 30 years of festival experience under his belt. “I was with Tip Top in Wisconsin this summer,” Miller said, “but we come down to Florida for the winter season.” For Miller, working events like the Italian Feast is a family business, as many of his family members work in games and attractions, touring across the country for different shows and festivals. John Elst also learned his skills from family members, following in his grandfather’s footsteps. His grandfather, whom Elst is named after, taught his children to work for what they wanted at an early age by laboring on the carnival circuit and becoming an owner of games and attractions. Elst applied the skills he learned as a child, working across the country at places like New York’s Coney Island and Atlantic City. Elst’s aunt and cousins, who reside in Englewood, also travel on the circuit, setting up extreme sport attractions like rock wall climbing and mechanical bull riding. Though Elst has worked with the extreme sports, he enjoys working games, which he will be doing this weekend in Venice. “I like to joke around with people,” Elst said, adding, “It’s not the amusement business — it’s the amazement business. People pay to have a good time, and you want to amaze them, give them something to talk about.” Elst says it’s not just a job — it’s catering to people’s dreams and creating memories that can last a lifetime. “They’re not just winning a teddy bear, they’re taking home a story on how they defied the odds to become a winner, so you joke with them, tell them cracks to make them laugh and have fun,” he said. Having fun is key at the 27th Italian Feast and Carnival: Socialize with friends, ask someone to dance, show off your skills at a game, get the heart pumping with an extreme ride, share a cannoli with someone sweet. 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The Sun /Thursday, February 19, 2015 E/N/C Our Town Page 5 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS CHARLOTTE Concetta CismarConcetta “Connie” Cismar, 82, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in Port Charlotte. She was born June 24, 1932, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Connie married Frank Cismar on Jan. 9, 1954, and they lived in various states during his military career. She always enjoyed working, and she retired in 1996 from Federal Express after a 20-year career. Connie and Frank moved to Port Charlotte in 2002 from Memphis, Tenn., and are members of St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 61 years, Frank; her daughter, Deborah (Allen); her grandson, Brian (Kate); and her great-granddaughter, Sadie. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, 2405 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Donations in her memory may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 1144 Veronica St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952. Please visit the online tribute for Concetta “Connie” Cismar at www. to sign the guestbook and offer condolences to the family. Arrangements by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Port Charlotte Chapel.Patrick RodgersPatrick Rodgers of Pittsburgh, Pa., and formerly of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery.Joseph A. StrephensonJoseph A. Strephenson, 71, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Port Charlotte Chapel.ENGLEWOOD Paul E. Heath Jr.Paul E. Heath Jr., 83, of Englewood, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Englewood.NORTH PORTThere were no deaths reported in North Port Wednesday.DESOTO Mary Oles HaggertyMary Oles Haggerty, 97, passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at her home. She was born Oct. 1, 1917, in the Hamtramck area of Michigan. Mary began working in factories in Detroit, Mich., at the age of 18. She helped to build the wings for the B-17 bombers, as a “Rosie the Riveter.” She was a business owner in Michigan for 10 years, prior to moving to Arcadia, Fla., in 1974. She opened a small grocery store in Arcadia, and served the area for a few years. Mary enjoyed arts and crafts, always coming up with new ideas, and was a doll collector for more than 40 years. She loved gardening and pulling weeds. Mary was a very active member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post K11. She was known as the “Poppy Lady” in front of the Winn-Dixie store on Veterans Day. She is survived by her daughter, Jeanne R. Gray; brothers, Bernard Oles, Roman Oles and Joseph Oles; sister, Bernice Oles Schmitz; grandchildren, Christopher Dupont, Anita Jones and Machelle Baxley; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; a daughter, Beverly Ann Dupont, in 2010; three brothers; and one sister. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www. Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.Winifred PhillipsWinifred “Winnie” Phillips, 90, of Brookville, Ohio, and formerly of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. She was born March 25, 1924, in Dayton, Ohio. Winnie was a graduate of Fairview High School, and retired as a tool designer from Toolcraft Products in Dayton. After retirement, she moved to Arcadia, and worked rst as the Resident Manager of Oakview Mobile Home Park, and later as a school crossing guard, until returning to Brookville to be near her family in 2012. She enjoyed traveling and playing bingo. Winnie was artistically gifted with art and music. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Bev Dutro, Brad Phillips, Kim Nelson, Tammy Broughton, Gary Phillips and Lisa Purcell; as well as 16 great-nieces and great-nephews. Winnie was preceded in death by her parents, John and Bertha (nee Brose) Phillips; and her brothers, Wesley and Ronald Phillips. There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Brookville Full Gospel Church of God, 235 S. Wolf Creek St., Brookville. A Celebration of Winnie’s life will follow at 11:30 a.m., with the Rev. Kevin Nelson as the celebrant. Interment will follow at Arlington Cemetery in Brookville. Messages of sympathy and support to her family may be made at www. Arrangements are by Tobias Funeral Home, Englewood, Ohio, Chapel. | OBITUARIESHer family would like to thank the staff at BrookHaven Retirement Community and, especially, the Lakeview Assisted Living unit, for the friendship and care provided to Winnie. For more Words of Comfort, go to Seniors enjoy high tea Nancy Slater and Marie Lambert share a spot of tea. Kathryn Lippie, Mary-Anne Loschin, Anna Mihlik and Mildred Bennett are members of the Senior Center o Pan American Boulevard. The group enjoyed a variety of nger sandwiches as part of their high tea and music by Fletcher Music Center.SUN PHOTOS BY CHEYENNE EMRICHRose Reynolds serves desserts to Nadja Dickinson and Kathy Berencsi during a high tea Saturday at the North Port Senior Center. The event also featured nger food, music and a hat contest with three winners. First place for the sophisticated lady’s hat was Mary-Anne Loschin; second place for the contemporary lady’s hat was Karen Zalewski; and third place for the artsy lady’s hat went to Mary Lou Stellmach. Dottie Orban, left, serves sweet treats at the high tea. There were several raes and gifts distributed during the event Saturday. Friends sit together at the weekend high tea at the North Port Senior Center. From left, Pat Rivers, Karen Zalewski, Ruth-Ann Garand, Karen Eagleston and Pat Keller. They enjoyed wearing their fun hats during the event. JAMES W. MALLONEE, P.A.LAW OFFICEJAMES W. MALLONEEPROBATE WILLS/TRUSTSGUARDIANSHIPS REAL ESTATEOffice Hours Monday thru Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM946 Tamiami Trail, #206, Port Charlotte, FL 33953871 Bonita Bay Blvd. Suite #225, Venice, FL 34285(941) 206-2223


Our Town Page 6 E/N/C The Sun /Thursday, February 19, 2015 FROM PAGE ONE NPPD Chief Kevin Vespia said. “She was able to escape and hid in the woods until they (the suspects) left.” The victim said the driver was male and wearing a baseball cap. The victim identied the passenger who attempted to grab her as a Spanish-speaking Hispanic male in his mid-20s with a thin build and approximately 6 feet 3 inches tall, wearing a square, silver earring in his left ear and a white tank top and jeans. With the assistance of the victim, a sketch artist was brought in and drew a sketch of the suspect who reportedly tried to abduct the girl. Authorities said the teen is home safe with her family at this time. Police request any one with information as to the possible identity of the alleged suspects to call NPPD Detective Chris Maki at 941-429-7323, or the Police Department’s general phone number at 941-429-7300.Email: ashirk@sun-herald.comATTEMPTEDFROM PAGE 1 information shows the latest recording was started by the control computer in the jail’s control room, unlike the previous recordings. According to the CCSO, as many as 1,900 privileged conversations could have been recorded, and at least a half-dozen actually were recorded and distributed. “With the hearing on this matter (Friday), it would be inappropriate for us to comment beyond what the reports we have released say,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Debbie Bowe said. SAO spokeswoman Samantha Syoen also declined to comment. Oonk told the Sun, “I do all my talking in court.” Nathan Skipper, the vice president of sales for Montgomery Technology Inc., the video-chat service provider used by the jail, spoke with the Sun last week, but he did not return calls Wednesday. Court records show Oonk added Skipper to the witness list in the Johnson murder case on Tuesday. Johnson is accused in the fatal shooting of Kello Bonhomme last September during an alleged drug deal in the Murdock area. According to Oonk’s recent motion to dismiss, Johnson’s right to due process has been violated “based on governmental misconduct and governmental interference with the defendant’s right to assistance of counsel.” The 11-page document points out an OonkJohnson recording “was duplicated and sent to both an investigator working hand-in-hand with the Assistant State Attorney who is the homicide prosecutor, and the Assistant State Attorney handling the defendant’s armedrobbery-with-a-rearm case. Both cases carry a potential sentence upon conviction of life in prison.” The SAO claims no prosecutors listened to any recordings of Oonk and Johnson. In the motion to dismiss, Oonk alleges, “Once the attorney-client conversations were recorded, duplicated and disclosed, the damage was done.” A hearing date for the motion to dismiss hadn’t been scheduled by Wednesday afternoon, but it could be brought up in court Friday. That hearing is to start at 9 a.m., and is open to the public.Email: akreger@sun-herald.comHEARINGFROM PAGE 1 and continued to buy cigarettes throughout her life because she was addicted. When Bill Geraghty, of Shook, Hardy and Bacon, representing Philip Morris, got to address jurors for the last time, he told them the defendants should not be held accountable for decisions made by Barbara, who was very intelligent, based on witness testimony. “This case is not about if we think people should (or shouldn’t) smoke cigarettes,” he said. “It’s about Barbara McMannis.” Geraghty also asked jurors to think back to the famous 1964 Surgeon General Report, the rst federal government report linking smoking and ill health. He said it was the frontpage story on every newspaper and the lead on all the news channels; there was no way Barbara could not have known smoking was bad for her. Kurt Weaver, of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, for RJ Reynolds, reiterated this during his time to speak. “She kept up with current events,” he said. “She knew the risks.” The defense lawyers also claimed Barbara didn’t start smoking cigarettes made by their clients until the later part of her life. Also widely contested during trial was whether lung cancer actually caused Barbara’s death. The defense called to the stand this week an oncologist who studied Barbara’s medical records and concluded her cancer started from an unknown location. Donald’s lawyers said jurors should, instead, go with what Barbara’s death certicate says — the cancer was from her lungs. Though the doctor who created that certicate was not called to testify in this case, the plaintiff’s attorneys claim he had access to medical records that are no longer available. During his rebuttal in closing arguments, Mitnik asked the jurors to use common scene in thinking about which doctor to believe, noting only “the greater weight of the evidence” is needed to come to a conclusion. The McMannises were living in El Jobean when Barbara died, which is why Donald’s lawsuit was led in Charlotte County. Just before the trial started, Donald told the Sun he’s been “more or less hanging in there” since his wife’s passing. “She was my best friend, my shing buddy, my chauffeur and my everything — all rolled up into one,” he said.Email: akreger@sun-herald.comJURYFROM PAGE 1 PUNTA GORDA — The City Council agreed Wednesday to hire a Sanford-based construction company to build the city’s long-awaited reverse-osmosis water treatment plant. In a unanimous decision, council members awarded the contract to WhartonSmith Construction Group, who will serve as the construction manager-at-risk (CMAR) for the R/O plant construction. The agreement includes a lump sum fee of $75,000 for phase I preconstruction services, which will be performed concurrent with the nal design phase of the project. “Our decision today in awarding a contract to construct an RO plant will ensure that our citizens and water customers will have a source of clean reliable drinking water into the future,” said city councilman Tom Cavanaugh. During phase I, the CMAR will prepare a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) for construction of the plant, ofcials said. In the last year, the cost of the project has increased notably. Once estimated at $28 million, the price of the plant now stands at $32.2 million, which includes a 15 percent contingency. City leaders have long maintained that the R/O water treatment plant is the best, most affordable solution to the city’s water quality problems. And Tallahassee lawmakers agreed. Last year, Gov. Rick Scott signed the largest budget in state history which included a $900,000 grant for the city’s water project. Though signicant, the amount falls way short of the estimated price tag — which had at least one resident Wednesday wondering how the city is going to pay for it all. “It’s a big number I don’t think we have covered,” said Punta Gorda resident Gene Murtha. “I’m not sure the citizenry really knows exactly where we stand. We’ve got to come up with some nancing for that thing.” For several months, the city has been locked in a game of cat-and-mouse with the Southwest Florida Water Management district for grant dollars to fund their project. Swiftmud turned the city’s request for $12 million last year arguing the R/O plant does not meet the district’s multijurisdictional criteria. District ofcials did however agree to partially fund the testing phase for the RO plant on the condition that Punta Gorda join the Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority in its quest to build a $14 million regional pipeline through Charlotte County. Under the authority’s proposal, the city would buy water from the authority for a period of seven years, with a price tag of roughly $12 million. City leaders say that’s too expensive, and it still leaves Punta Gorda with poor-quality water. “If we get nothing else, we have to nance the whole plant project ourselves,” said City Manager Howard Kunik. The state revolving loan fund has dollars available for Punta Gorda’s project at a very low interest rate that can be nanced over a period of up to 25 years, Kunik said. All the city needs to do is present state ofcials with a nal design and construction documents for the project. “We have a nanced plan,” he said. “The question (has been), (can we get) additional grant funds (so) we can lower the amount we need to nance.” If not, ratepayers will see a roughly 12 percent rate increase, Kunik said. Next month, he said, the city plans to hire a rate consultant next month to verify staff’s estimates. In the meantime, the city continues to lobby for funding at the state level.Email: bbarbosa@sun-herald.comPunta Gorda awards construction contract for RO plantBy BRENDA BARBOSASTAFF WRITERHarbor Cove craft showThe Grandmothers Club of Harbor Cove manufactured home park will sponsor its annual craft show from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 499 Imperial Drive, off U.S. 41 near North Port. Over 40 area vendors will showcase various arts and crafts. A pancake breakfast is available in the morning and grilled hot dogs in the after noon. For those with a sweet tooth, a bake sale will also be held. Free admission; open to the public. Ninety percent of all prots are allocated to the club’s charity fund. The Grandmothers Club donates to children’s causes and schools throughout the North Port area.Junior Chef cooking classAt the next Junior Chef cooking class, set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, it’s “Celebration Cooking” as young chefs will prepare and eat foods for both the Chinese New Year and Mardi Gras’ Fat Tuesday. The lunch menu will be sweet and sour chicken and pork-fried rice, and for dessert each student will create a Mardi Gras king cake. The class is recommended for children in grades three through eight and is limited to 10 students, taught at the home of Alice White (3597 Froude St., North Port), who cur rently teaches third grade in Charlotte County. Cost of $20 includes everything. A portion of the proceeds will benet People for Trees Inc., a native tree advocacy group that since 1997 has been promoting the importance of maintaining and protecting our native tree canopy. Call 941-426-9752 or email treelady12001@yahoo. com to reserve a spot.Rummage sale at North Port Sun buildingThe Rotary Club of North Port Central and the State College of Florida Phi Beta Lambda Future Business Leaders of America are sponsoring a community rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the North Port Sun building, 13487 Tamiami Trail, near the Chevron station. For more information, call Louis at 941-875-2260 or Naomi (PBL president) at 941-928-7157.Players to present musicalThe Charlotte Players presents the third Main Stage Production in its 54th season, the musical “Church Basement Ladies.” The musical is a celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work t here, serving food for holidays, funerals and weddings, and solving the problems of a rural Minnesota church undergoing change in 1965. The production will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Feb. 26-28; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Cultural Center Theater, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Reserved-seating tickets are $24 for adults, and $12 for students, and may be purchased by calling 941-625-4175, ext. 220. For more information, call 941-255-1022. | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS CONCERT!SP119414The Real Local Newspaper Let'sGo! Let'sGo! Let'sGo! 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The Sun /Thursday, February 19, 2015 E/N/C Our Town Page 7 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS SUN PHOTO BY GREG GILESCrime tape denies access to a portion of Pinebrook Park Nature Trail in Venice, near where a body was found.VENICE — Police said Wednesday they believe the body of former Venice City Council Member Dave Sherman was found by search-and-rescue dogs in a wooded area near his Pinebrook Park home. Sherman, 67, was reported missing Feb. 7, by his girlfriend, Peggy Perkins. The medical examiner’s ofce removed the body around 2 p.m. Wednesday. City police said decomposition does not allow them to positively identify the body, but jewelry on the body — a necklace and watch — was iden tied as belonging to the former Venice politician. The cause of death appears to be suicide by gunshot, according to Venice Police Chief Tom McNulty. A gun was found at the scene that matches one reported missing from Sherman’s house by his younger brother, who came to Venice to help in the search. No note was found, McNulty said. Financial issues may have played a role in Sherman’s disappearance. McNulty said the investigation turned up clues he was looking for a job and “needed more money.” A check of his bank records showed there were no signicant sums available. “You can never really know, but nances denitely played into it in some degree,” McNulty said. The decision to bring out cadaver dogs to Sherman’s house was made Tuesday as part of the ongoing search, McNulty said. Early Wednesday morning, Sarasota K-9 Search & Rescue dogs, specially trained to search for the deceased, could be seen at the entrance of the Curry Creek Preserve on Pinebrook Road. A few hours later, Venice police were parked across the street at the entrance of Waterford Berkshire Place, a gated community. The body believed to be Sherman’s was found around 10:30 a.m. about a mile from his home in a densely wooded area several hundred feet off a dirt path, in the Pinebrook Park Nature Trail area. The area is less than a mile from the Venice Police Department and the shooting range at Welleld Park. City leaders were notied prior to a press release being issued at noon by McNulty an nouncing that a deceased person was located, and tentatively identied as Sherman. Sherman’s good friend, current Council Member Kit McKeon, and McKeon’s wife, Wanda, drove over to Perkins’ workplace and took her to their home, where a few friends gathered to comfort Sherman’s girlfriend and express their condolences. “When I got the call, I was absolutely dumbfounded and heartbroken,” McKeon said. “I would never have guessed I guess it’s good to know what happened.” The McKeons spent the evening before Sherman’s Feb. 7 disappearance watching a sunset on Venice Beach with him and Perkins. “There were no indications of anything but that life was normal and happy,” McKeon said. “The Dave I knew was the Dave I knew up through Friday night. I’m abbergasted to hear (he’s dead). I had absolutely zero indication anything was amiss.” Perkins said the same during the 12-day search for Sherman. He had left his keys, wallet and sunglasses neatly lined up on the kitchen counter, along with a check made out to pay the mortgage. His vehicles were left at home, which was locked from the outside. Mayor John Holic expressed condolences and disappointment at the outcome. “I wish it was something else, but it isn’t,” Holic said. “My heart goes out to those he left behind. He had some very good, close friends. I am sure they are as heartbroken as those of us at city hall are. You end up with more questions than answers.” In November, Sherman lost a re-election bid to remain on the City Council to Deborah Anderson, the wife of the man he defeat ed three years earlier.Email: ggiles@venicegondolier.comBody found in wooded area likely that of missing Venice politician By GREG GILESSTAFF WRITER SHERMAN ENGLEWOOD — The Florida Highway Patrol has determined an 85-year-old local woman was responsible for a serious crash. A report shows the woman, Genevieve Anzelma Seman, was driving a Toyota Camry east on South McCall Road just after 6:45 p.m. Tuesday when she tried to turn left onto Gillot Boulevard. Seman hit a westbound Kia Sorento and spun into a ditch, authorities said. The Kia’s occupants — Jill and Alfonso Castagna, 69 and 71, respectively, of Port Charlotte — were taken to Englewood Community Hospital with serious injuries, according to the FHP. Alfonso Castagna, the passenger, was not wearing a seatbelt. Seman was own to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers in critical condition. Charges were pending Wednesday, but the report shows Seman “violated the right of way.”Police: Driver Bayflited after crashNORTH PORT — North Port police are investigating a vehicle crash Tuesday night that left one driver in critical condition, according to a NPPD report. The report states the accident happened at 8:02 p.m. at the intersection of South Chamberlain Boulevard and Yucca Lane in North Port when the driver of a 2002 Saturn sedan, David de la Cruz, 47, of Bradenton, driving northbound on Chamberlain, struck another vehicle that was also traveling north on the road. Assistant Police Chief Anthony Sirianni said the Saturn hit a 2002 Isuzu Trooper driven by Jean Jacques Cadet, 54, of North Port, in the rear twice, causing the Isuzu to spin around and overturn, landing on the passenger’s side of the SUV. The report states the Saturn continued northbound on the road, traveling through grass and coming to a stop in the driveway of a residence on the 2300 block of S. Chamberlain Blvd. Authorities said de la Cruz was own by Bayite helicopter to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, and as of Wednesday, he was in critical condition. The report states he was wearing a seat belt. Cadet had minor injuries and was transported to the North Port ER on Toledo Blade Boulevard. The report does not state whether he was wearing a seat belt. Both vehicles were totaled in the crash, and police said charges are pending due to an ongoing investigation. SCSO: Drunken man drives wrong way on I-75SARASOTA COUNTY — A Sarasota man was arrested Tuesday night for driving the wrong way on Interstate 75 with a blood-alcohol content more than twice the legal limit, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Ofce. Janusz Tysziewicz, 58, of the 4900 block of Thames Lane, Sarasota, was charged with DUI with blood-alcohol content over .15 and DUI with property damage after a witness called the police around 10 p.m. Tuesday night to report Tysziewicz driving south in the northbound lanes of I-75. The legal limit in Florida is .08. According the report, the witness told authorities that vehicles were swerving to avoid being hit by Tysziewicz, who tried to exit I-75 at Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota, then turned around and drove north to the Fruitville Road exit. The witness said Tysziewicz then drove west and turned onto McIntosh Road, where he also drove south in the northbound lane before crashing into the concrete median and curb on the road. The report states Tysziewicz came to a stop at the trafc light on McIntosh and Bee Ridge roads in the southbound lanes. According to the ofcer who responded to the scene, Tysziewicz was standing outside of the car when he arrived. The ofcer said Tysziewicz was hiccuping, unsteady on his feet, had an odor of alcohol on his breath and his eyes were watery and bloodshot. According to the report, Tysziewicz’s speech was slow and he was unable to tell the ofcer what he hit. The report states Tysziewicz caused $500 in damage to the median FHP: Three injured in crash | POLICE BEATThe information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriff’s 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.ARRESTS | 12 Fine jewelry doorbusters are only at stores that carry fine jewelry. Returns must incude 1st and 75% off bras. REG. & ORIG. PRICES ARE OFFERING PRICES AND SAVINGS MAY NOT BE BASED ON ACTUAL SALES. SOME ORIG. PRICES NOT IN EFFECT DURING TH E PAST 90 DAYS. ONE DAY SALE PRICES IN EFFECT 2/20 & 2/21/2015. *Intermediate price reductions may have been taken. 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Our Town Page 8 E/N/C The Sun /Thursday, February 19, 2015 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS With the potential for freezing temperatures expected tonight, there will be a cold-weather shelter offered at the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition on Kenesaw Street. The forecast low of around 30 for tonight into Friday morning would break records in Charlotte and Sarasota counties, according to weather experts. The Charlotte record for Friday’s date is 35, set in 1972, said Jennifer Hubbard of the National Weather Service. shows Sarasota’s record low for that date as 38 set in 1969. The shelter will be open at 6 p.m. today. If no one has sought shelter by midnight, the shelter will close. There will be a “warm place to sleep for the night and limited nutrition,” a press release states. The service is being provided by the Charlotte County American Red Cross Chapter and the Salvation Army. Both Sarasota and Charlotte counties are under a freeze watch for eight hours from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday. Forecasters are expecting most of the county to go below freezing for a few hours in the early morning on Friday after sunrise, near I-75 and points to the east. “If you’re using any kind of space heater or replace make sure to practice safety with that,” Hubbard said. “Don’t sleep with it on and near curtains. Bring pets indoors. Bring cold sensitive vegetation indoors.” Hubbard said. She also recommended “dressing in layers with hats and mittens.” The big chill is due to a “cold air mass from the arctic moving into the Southeast,” she said. “It’s not going to stay in place for too long.” Highs in the 70s should be back by the weekend.Emails: and akreger@sun-herald.comPossible record low temps for the areaBy SOMMER BROKAW and ADAM KREGERSTAFF WRITERSLuncheon Fashion ShowThe Lemon Bay Woman’s Club is sponsoring “Styling in the Sunshine,” a luncheon and fashion show, in their clubhouse at 51 N. Maple St. (corner of Maple and Cocoanut), Englewood at noon Friday. Styles are provided by Anthony’s of Florida. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $20, which includes lunch, dessert, beverage and door prizes. Call Doris at 941-475-1844 for a reserved seat. Proceeds from this event will go to local charities and to the upkeep of the clubhouse, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. | COMMUNITY | NEWS BRIEF + \1IN THECLASSIFIEDYOUT CAN....../Find a Pet./Find a Car./Find a Job./Find Garage Sales./Find A New Employee./Sell Your Home./Sell Your UnwantedMerchandise./Advertise YourBusiness or ServiceClassified -it's the reliablesource for theright resultsonsourceou nee4 forlocal out oorrecreation news,n niv?LSUNS,


The Sun /Thursday, February 19, 2015 E/N/C Our Town Page 9 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Look for a third crossword in the Sun Classified section. ENGLEWOOD — In a corner of her garage, Nicole Moranda began shaping this week what will become a ceramic cluster of 15 to 17 jellysh. “I’m heavily inspired by nature,” Moranda said — admitting to a special fondness sea life forms. Her “Jellysh in Bloom” is one of the sculptures chosen to be part of public art display on a small triangular of Sarasota County-owned property on Green Street. The artwork will be on display for three years. The Sarasota County Commission approved Wednesday granting $500 honorariums to Moranda and the other artists — Diane Davidson, Erik Groff, Jacob Rhoads, James Sears and Robert D. Swails. A committee chose seven artistic works — with two of Davidson’s creations selected — from 14 submissions. The artwork will be on display from March 31 to April 1, 2018. “When I was chosen, I was very sur prised, taken back and very excited,” Moranda said. “I wanted to take advantage of the great opportunity to have my work showcased in the community,” she said. In her submission, Moranda described how her ceramic jellysh will stand 5.5 to 8 feet tall. While the bodies of the jellysh will be upside down ceramic “pinch pots,” Moranda intends to represent the tentacles with sewn, braided and crocheted strips of recycled plastic bags. “(Pinch pots) were the rst wave of creating pots, like from the Native Americans,” Moranda said. She also enjoys recycling materials into art. “I have people giving me color bags, newspaper bags, grocery bags,” she said. Moranda earned her bachelor’s degree in ceramics from the University of South Florida in 2005. Moranda, now in her 30s, and her husband, Scott, moved to Englewood 10 years ago and are raising three boys — 10-year-old Zake, 7-year-old Nat and 6-year-old Trent. “This year is like a new beginning for me because all three of my kids are in school,” Moranda said. She’s promising herself renewed concentration on her art. Her art is featured on her Nicholemoranda (all one word) Facebook site. Besides her sculptures, Moranda creates jewelry. The YouTube video — “meet Nichole Moranda, ceramic jeweler and artist from Englewood, Fl.” — features her and her jewelry. For more information, email Moranda at reilly@sun-herald.comPublic art on West Dearborn fundedBy STEVE REILLYSTAFF WRITER Nicole Moranda’s sketch shows her “Jellysh in Bloom” that will be among the public art exhibited on Green Street. Moranda is one of the artists to receive a $500 honorarium for a public art sculpture from the Englewood Community Redevelopment Agency and approved by a Sarasota County Commission Wednesday. Below: Nicole Moranda works on a pinch-pot that will become the ceramic body for “ her “Jellysh in Bloom” that will be among the public art exhibited on Green Street. Starting in March, her sculptures along with those by other artists will be on display for three years on Green Street in Englewood.SUN PHOTOS BY STEVE REILLYAbove: Nicole Moranda is one of the artists to receive a $500 honorarium for a public art sculpture from the Englewood Community Redevelopment Agency and approved by a Sarasota County Commission Wednesday.SARASOTA COUNTY — Residents 80 years and older can ride public transportation in the county for free. Wednesday, Sarasota County commissioners voted to eliminate fees for riders 80 and older to ride Sarasota County Area Transit buses, beginning today. SCAT ofcials say the estimated $11,000 in lost revenue will be absorbed in this year’s SCAT budget. It will be reected in future operating budgets. Commissioners said they didn’t want the free fares for elderly riders to create an increase in fees for others. SCAT staff said the newly created shortfall could be made up by an increase in new riders. Fees for seniors already were discounted at 37 cents. However SCAT ofcials said riders 80 and older in Manatee County already were riding for free. The SCAT bus goes into Manatee. According to SCAT Director Rocky Burke, approximately 1 percent of SCAT total ridership is age 80 and older — representing an estimated 30,000 passenger trips annually. Commissioners also voted to approve a contract with Kimley Horn Inc. for a data-collection and automatic passenger-counter validation project, in the amount of $199.986.92. The information will help commissioners learn more about ridership countywide for longrange route planning. 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Our Town Page 10 E/N/C The Sun /Thursday, February 19, 2015 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 IEWPOINTAct now to eradicate ‘vermin’ Don’t blame teachers for societal ills Impeach Obama for telling lies No suppression of expression Boysen girlsen other berries No excuse for rudeness Bad timing for road projects Family dysfunction extends to FidoEditor: We, as a country, cannot wait one more second to begin an offensive against ISIS. The radical Islamic religious fanatics are hell-bent on destroying Israel and the U.S. Their impetus on steroids to develop nuclear weapons and intercontinental missiles are on target without interruption from our current lame administration. The vital plan now should be to form a coalition with those countries which are in the cross-hairs of annihilation from these maniacs. We must band together and create a massive military attack to rid these vermin before they get a stronghold. If Obama and the rest of these uninformed congressional leaders do not understand the threat to our security we must replace them with military and government leaders who do understand and are not afraid to take action, before we end up like Germany and suffer the consequences. Forget about liberalism and political correctness, we are at war. Si vis pacem para bellum, a Latin phrase which means “if you want peace, prepare for war.” These are our critical moments — we must act!Tony Wyan Punta GordaEditor: In regard to the letter in the Feb. 6 edition titled, “Right is wrong, wrong is right,” the writer states, “These teachers are forcing our children to learn Islam.” First, teachers do not choose the books used in the curriculum, the School Board does. Secondly, students are not being “forced to learn Islam.” They are being taught about Islam. Teachers follow the directive of the School Board, they do not choose what to teach or not to teach. They use the texts that are chosen by, and approved by, the Board of Education. Again, teachers are being blamed for something totally out of their hands. Listening to some people, teachers are at fault for all of the ills of our society. I prefer to think not.Robert P. Thomas Rotonda WestEditor: It was so sad that Brian Williams was red for stretching the truth, but it was the only thing NBC could do. However, by comparison, Obama has told many more lies (IRS, Benghazi, ObamaCare, etc.). Shouldn’t he be red? His lies hurt many more people and continue to take our country down. The day he announced, “the U.S. is no longer a Christian nation,” I literally cried. As a former history teacher, I wonder, why don’t we impeach him? Nixon only told one lie, didn’t he?Emmaline Wright PlacidaEditor: My compliments to the writer for a statement made in a letter on Feb. 1. I like to quote verbatim that part I particular ly appreciate and agree with. “I wonder why a person or newspaper should take away the right for someone to offer an opinion, or the person who offered the opinion was trying to iname other readers? We readers are intelligent enough to decide for ourselves what we accept or reject and do not need anyone making the decision for us, like someone who states they want to dialogue with others but is really saying: as long as you agree with me.” The paper clearly states at the top of this column: “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.” Except for uncivilized language, there should be no censor, deletion or suppression. True free speech!Tina Van Polanen PlacidaEditor: Every day we use hundreds of words to express our thoughts and wishes. We seldom stop to examine the words we use. If we do pause, we may nd that our language is strange and, often, funny. Take the small world of berries: Blue — We actually eat Editor: Four of us took the Christmas light tour on Dec. 21, one being my handicapped mother. The boat staff, Andy and crew, were the best. So friendly, polite and enjoyable. We asked the staff if my mother could board rst, as she is slow-moving. We were confronted, at the beginning of the line, by the rudest woman I have ever come across. She said, “I have been waiting 1.5 hours for this tour and you are not getting in front of me in line.” We explained why we were moved to the front. She stated, “That’s ne if she is handicapped. She can board rst, by herself, and you people need to go in back of the line,” then continued her rude comments, her family joining in. We told the staff of the boat what was going on and he even heard the comments. He seated my mother and me, and told us to save seats for our friends. When the woman in question boarded the boat, she started making comments about us saving seats. It took everything I had to stay quiet. At the end of the tour, he came to my mother and told her that she would be rst off, regardless of reactions. He helped my mother off personally. There is part of me that hopes that woman was just having a bad day and isn’t always that mean, but I think she is, especially since her kids joined in. I hope she never becomes immobile, needing to rely on family. Karma.Coleen Palmer Punta GordaEditor: We love Englewood. We have been coming down here from the frozen north for nine years. But we are confused as to why you wait until your money-making visitors arrive to start your road construction, when you have sunny warm weather the other nine months to do this. This of course causes trafc jams, numerous accidents and irritated people. Curious visitor.Nancy Bennett EnglewoodEditor: Dogs are clearly part of the family. Too bad for the dogs. They ride, unsecured, in the driver’s lap or hanging out of the family vehicle’s window. No safe ride there. They get dragged into retail shops or grocery stores to provide emotional support for their owners. The stores are un familiar territory, are lled with unfamiliar people, and many of the people are not pleased with the dogs. No emotional support for the dogs there. Walking the dog is now talking, texting, and tugging at the dog’s leash. No family bonding there. So the next time a depressed-looking dog shows up in the grocery store with its backside squarely in the food-shopping cart, don’t blame the dog. Blame family dysfunction.Douglas J. Shadle Punta GordaNo more guns at Florida’s state collegesOUR POSITION: Florida State University President John Thrasher has it right: Leave campus security to law enforcement professionals.Contrary to what a contingent of our readers may believe, the idea of allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons on Florida’s college campuses is a terrible idea that could do far more far damage than good. Just imagine telling rambunctious college juniors it’s perfectly OK to pack a pistol beneath their Gator sweatshirt. Go, Bulls! But don’t listen to us. Instead, heed the warning of the new president of Florida State University, John Thrasher. Thrasher, a conservative and former Florida Republican Party chairman, is an A-plus advocate of Second Amendment rights. He is the former speaker of the House and as a senator was chairman of the Senate Rules Committee in 2011 when a female student was shot and killed by a young man with a semiautomatic weapon he thought to be unloaded. Thrasher knew the woman and quickly used his power on the Senate committee to block bills aimed at permitting guns on campus. Thankfully, he was successful. Late last year, Thrasher had just taken over the reins at FSU when a gunman entered the campus library and wounded three people, one of whom was left paralyzed from the waist down. As in 2011, the Legislature is now considering another guns-on-campus bill. This year’s version, introduced by Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, recently passed the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. Steube argues armed students and school staff on site could react faster than campus police to any incident. He also has sponsored another bill that would allow teachers to carry concealed weapons in primary and secondary schools. Thrasher, however, remains a force in the Statehouse. Last week, he told the Capital Tiger Bay Club in Tallahassee, “I am absolutely opposed to it, and I will continue to oppose it for personal and policy treasons. “I don’t believe guns on campus is a right kind of environment.” The week before, Thrasher told the Sarasota Herald Tribune, “I think it’s a bad thing for universi ties to do. I would love to see us have a gun-free zone frankly on our campus.” Thrasher argued the swift reaction of campus security to last November’s incident demonstrated the efciency of professional security. “Our folks responded in a responsible way. Frankly, we don’t need additional guns on campus,” he said. We agree wholeheartedly and question the wisdom of creating an atmosphere of permissiveness regarding handguns on our campuses, be they colleges, high schools or grade schools. Most law enforcement ofcers agree: Civilians just don’t have the training necessary to respond safely to high-intensity situations. So, if necessary, hire more security ofcers. Pay for trained resource ofcers in public schools. Don’t delude yourself by thinking that a loose-knit, well-armed militia of enthusiastic 21-year-olds offers protection. The danger of accidents rises with every loaded gun brought to school, as does the likelihood that even more people will be wounded or killed when non-professionals engage in reghts with deranged campus shooters in libraries, classrooms or dorms. As Thrasher wisely advises, it’s a ludicrous idea that deserves to go nowhere.Weighty problems in North PortEditor: I read in my local newspaper a couple of weeks ago that most of our local police ofcers were down in the dumps and their morale was down. Well, it’s no wonder! At least 60 percent are overweight and the chief makes them walk around or ride in their patrol cars all day looking for speeders, with no in-between snacks, like a big ol’ juicy Big Mac, to scarf down every couple of hours. I don’t know, but it sounds like cruel and unusual punishment to me. What do you think, Assistant Chief Sirianni? Doesn’t a big ol’ greasy Double Whopper sound like it would hit the spot to you? I thought so!Junior Samples North PortReplenish sand on Englewood BeachEditor: Just a few words to mention the sand, or lack thereof, on our Englewood Beach north of the swimming area. One homeowner has to put up a huge metal seawall to save his home. This continued erosion will undermine many homes and condos, and could cause their collapse. Why should Charlotte County residents have to travel to Fort Myers or Venice to enjoy long walks, looking for sharks teeth with their kids or grandchildren, to see their beach is almost gone? We see from the panhandle, down the Gulf Coast to the Keys and up the East something that is entirely blue! Straw — If blue berries are called blueberries because they’re blue, why aren’t strawberries called redberries? Elder — Are they just for us old folks? Rasp — Sounds like the Bronx cheer. Cran — Brain food? Huckle — Reminds me of an innocent farm boy. Boysen — Are there girlsen? Goose — No comment. Got to go now. I’m getting ready for dinner. Tonight I’m having some squash. Eww!John M. Cavanaugh Punta GordaCoast, miles of long, sandy beaches. “Our” once-beautiful Englewood Beach, that many from all over the world visit, plus our renters and residents are now discouraged by what they see. We only hope something can be done soon to replenish the sand and restore the huge sand bags (now torn and gone).June Lish Ball Punta Gorda X.-4T'h'e'DA'lLY SIGNALDist. by King FeaturesRE1u?I I ?,, vLOSDuOUSE OF


The Sun /Thursday, February 19, 2015 E/N/C Our Town Page 11 VIEWPOINTThe expansion of Islamic State’s franchise into parts of Libya is horrifying, as the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic laborers shows. It’s also frightening for a different reason. The essence of the Islamic State brand is the asser tion of sovereign control over territory. Until now, Libya’s post-revolutionary problem has been fragmentation. The emergence of Islamic State there suggests that over time, Libya’s problem could become the opposite: Islamic State might create a unifying umbrella that would subject large parts of the country to its dangerous brand of control. To understand what makes Islamic State distinctively appealing to a global audience of radical Muslims, it’s necessary to compare it with al-Qaida. From the time Osama bin Laden brought the organization into prominence in the late 1990s with the attacks on U.S. embassies in East Africa, al-Qaida followed an identiable strategy. It promoted a defensive jihad against Western powers, with an emphasis on spectacular bombings to attract global public attention and goad the U.S. and other countries into retaliation. The Sept. 11 attacks were the epitome of this highly successful approach. The crucial element of the al-Qaida strategy was to encourage local terrorist franchises to afliate with the parent organization. Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri often didn’t possess full operational control over the afliates. That didn’t matter. The various al-Qaida branches followed the general strategy pretty effectively — because within bounds, it worked for them. But with the exception of brief moments during the U.S. occupation of Iraq and intermittent episodes in Yemen, al-Qaida never achieved sovereign control over territory. The reasons for this failure are complex; the most prominent was that al-Qaida never faced a situation where a true power vacuum existed. Its preference to ally itself with resistance movements matched the rhetorical justication of defensive jihad. It also meant that al-Qaida focused its efforts on places where there was an identiable enemy to be fought. Islamic State’s approach is the opposite. The organization rose to signicance precisely because of the power vacuum created in Syria by the uprising against Bashar al-Assad. As a consolidated local power, its leadership gambled that conditions in Sunni Iraq weren’t so different. This was genius. Expanding to Iraq enabled Islamic State to become something much greater than an al-Qaida competitor. Islamic State could claim to be, in fact, a state — an entity that exercises sovereignty. This plausible claim to territory was the necessary prerequisite for the declaration of a caliphate. And it was the reason Islamic State dropped the modier “in Iraq and the Levant” from its name. Regionalized names were reminiscent of al-Qaida; Islamic State was aiming at something much bigger. The branding decision owed logically from the strategy. To radical Muslims, the assertion of sovereignty through the unication of disparate parts is deeply resonant. After all, the Prophet Muhammad’s rst and most important step to empire building was unifying Arabian tribes under the banner of Islam. Divided, the tribes suppressed and balanced one another. United, they swept through the late antique world, conquer ing at an astonishing rate of speed. Islamic State lays claim to the mantle of the Prophet not only in the religious sense but also in the political sense. The early caliphate as imagined by Islamic State combined legitimate religious and political authority. As a result, when franchises of Islamic State spring up in a place like Libya where a power vacuum exists, they have the potential to be much more signicant than al-Qaida franchises were in the past. A new al-Qaida franchise meant suicide bombings and protracted war. But a new Islamic State franchise means more than just beheadings or burnings. It means some organized group thinks it can achieve sovereign control over territory — and hold it. Of course, the franchisee may not be as skilled or as powerful as the brand would suggest. Anyone can commit murder and claim afliation with Islamic State, like Amedy Coulibaly, the al-Qaida-trained terrorist who attacked the kosher supermarket in Paris. Thus, the fact that the self-defense Islamic State branches in Libya are claiming afliation doesn’t mean that they will necessarily succeed in gaining local control, much less expand more broadly. By most accounts, Islamic State ghters don’t fully control any cities in Libya. It’s important, however, that they are asserting such control — propaganda can fuel reality. Libya is ripe for some ideological and organizational force with the capacity to reunify the country’s varied regions and tribal groups. Since the fall of Muammar Qadda, no one has truly controlled the country. Since last summer, there hasn’t even been a meaningful government. Islamic State can be counted on to make a serious try, beginning province by province and eventually hoping to create some sort of centralized authority structure. The fact that its path to success isn’t perfectly clear doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t worry about it. Until now, the greatest concern about Libya has been its descent into fragmentation. But there’s something worse than anarchy. Its name is Islamic State. And it’s coming. Noah Feldman, a law professor at Harvard University and the author of “Cool War: The Future of Global Competition,” is a Bloomberg View columnist. Readers may reach him at nfeldman@ appeal of Islamic State to a fractured Libya Noah Feldman Where are we on medical marijuana? Well, let’s see, citizens have been asking the Florida Legislature to legalize it for at least a decade — and legislators said no. There was a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November 2014 that was put there through citizen initiative. Months before the election, it was polling at 78 percent with support across party lines, age, race and gender. Legislative leaders came out publicly against the measure. Anti-drug crusaders formed a political action committee and hit up Daddy Warbucks — Sheldon Adelson — for millions to fund their effort. What? You’re not familiar with Sheldon? Maybe that’s because he lives thousands of miles away in Las Vegas. But rest assured legislators and the governor know him. He and his lobbyists have been courting those in power to get expanded casino gambling here in Florida. Odd that someone perfectly ne with drinking and gambling could be so offended by legalized medical marijuana to help those with debilitating illness. Joining the cause, the sheriffs launched an offensive warning folks that a parade of horribles — terrible, awful, hideous, horrendous things—would happen if we allowed this — gasp — naturally occurring, pain-relieving remedy to be legal for medical purposes in Florida. And the very idea of trusting doctors to recommend this drug was just too dangerous and riddled with the risk of over-utilization. Never mind that doctors prescribe much more dangerous drugs on a routine basis. Never mind that 23 other states have legalized medical marijuana. And take a look up. (It’s OK, I promise) Contrary to their claim, the sky is not falling. After the coordinated and effective attack against marijuana, against the sponsor of the amendment and against amending the Constitution — the amendment’s support dropped tremendously. Loyal Republicans followed the directions of party leaders and voters heeding their local sheriffs tempered down their once solid support. A solid majority — 58 percent — voted for the amendment but that was short of the 60 percent needed. Nonetheless, when 58 percent of the voters support a ballot initiative it does send the message that Florida voters do want medical mar ijuana legalized. Shouldn’t that get the governor’s and the Legislature’s attention? Keep in mind; the gover nor won re-election with a scant 49 percent of the vote. So what are they doing to show a good-faith effort to answer? The folks at United for Care have already made changes to the constitutional amendment language to appease the critics’ concerns — even though it really wasn’t necessary since the Legislature would have the ability to do that with implementing language after the amendment passes. The group also began the petition-gathering process all over again — collecting the hundreds of thousands of validated signatures. Because it seems likely this “new and improved” initiative will be on the 2016 ballot, the Legislature has an added incentive to offer up its own proposal. The ballot initiative is the stick and it seems to be having some effect. The Legislature is showing signs of a preemptive strike, believing that the constitutional amendment has an excellent chance of passing in a presidential election year when turnout is higher and the youth vote is more energized. And with the new ballot language, many of the faux arguments from the last effort should fade away. State Sen. Jeff Brandes introduced a bill that is slightly more limited than the citizen initiative and is receiving modest support from a sheriff or two. If his bill passes, there might not be a need for the constitutional amendment. But then, as if assuming the roles of good cop/ bad cop, state Rep. Greg Steube introduced an extremely scaled-back “non-smokable” version. Meanwhile, the sheriffs have met, with 40 of 67 sheriffs voting to take a position. On a vote of 38-2 they once again opposed legalizing medical mar ijuana — both the new modied amendment language and the Florida Senate bill. Since the “non-smokable” House bill has emerged, there have been a few rumblings that the sheriffs might be able to support it. The Legislature has two legislative sessions — this spring and next — to follow the voters’ wishes on medical marijuana. It’s important to note that the very limited “Charlotte’s Web” bill the Legislature passed in 2014 was supposed to make a particular strain of marijuana available to Floridians suffering from epilepsy by Jan. 1 — but that still hasn’t happened. The voters will most likely have the last say. If they don’t like what the Legislature and governor do, they can pass the new constitutional amendment with the knowledge that the Legislature had plenty of opportunity to do as they asked and chose not to. Stay tuned. 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Our Town Page 12 E/N/C The Sun /Thursday, February 19, 2015 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS he struck, and there was $5,000 in damage to his car. No other injuries or damage was reported. Tysziewicz is being held at the Sarasota County Jail on $1,000 bond. FHP announces DUI ‘wolfpack’SARASOTA COUNTY — The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI “wolfpack” detail in Sarasota County from 11 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday. Authorities said the goal of these details is to “proactively” remove drivers who may be impaired from roadways to enhance the safety of other motorists. FHP troopers will be mobile and monitoring trafc during the detail in order to increase visibility and effectiveness in removing impaired drivers in the county, according to a release. According to the FHP, state law considers a driver with a blood-alcohol content of .08 or higher to be impaired. Anyone younger than 21 years of age is in violation of state law with a BAC of .02 or higher. Law enforcement also reminds the public that FHP can be contacted from any cellphone by calling “FHP” (347) to report aggressive drivers or get roadside assistance. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Quazera Zamar Adams, 21, of Fort Lauderdale. Charges: possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $10,000. Michael Allen Akers, 33, 6300 block of Safford Terrace, North Port. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: driving with a suspended license). Bond: none. Robert Houston Childress, 32, 12100 block of Dorado Drive, North Port. Charges: driving with a suspended license, nonsupport of dependents, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $11,190. Jeffery Larenza Kates Jr., 29, of Bradenton. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: driving with a suspended license). Bond: none. Eldricke Antonio-Dareal Mason, 38, of St. Petersburg, Fla. Charges: driving with a suspended license, possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and introduction of contraband into a detention facility. Bond: none. Jeremy David Meyers, 35, of Lehigh Acres. Charge: driving with a suspended license. Bond: $3,000. Jason Michael Mullen, 40, Coconut Creek, Fla. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $4,000. Christopher Clay Scarbrough, 43, homeless in Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation (original charges: possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear). Bond: none. Ryann Nicole Thomas, 20, 2300 block of Raywood Ave., North Port. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana). Bond: none. Daren James Tyree, 44, 300 block of Center Ave., Port Charlotte. Charges: driving with a suspended license, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation (original charge: battery). Bond: none. Kevin Allen Vietts Jr., 28, 6200 block of Avila St., Englewood. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: uttering a worthless check). Bond: $700. Jerry Lee Ward, 29, North Fort Myers. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: driving with a suspended license). Bond: $1,045. Trevor Allen Almack, 24, 1600 block of Spruce Pine Court, Punta Gorda. Charges: two counts of violation of probation (original charges: DUI and driving with a suspended license). Bond: $8,500. Sedecky Kiron Bailey, 38, 7500 block of Oxwood St., North Port. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Holly Nichole Case, 24, of Palmetto. Charge: an out-of-county warrant. Bond: $1,500. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Casie Baldwin, 32, 5400 block of N. Simrak St., North Port. Charge: grand theft. Bond: $1,500. John Beck, 50, 300 block of Shore Road, Nokomis. Charge: Charlotte County warrant for failure to appear for driving with suspended license-third conviction. Bond: none. John Davenport, 19, 4400 block of Baroda Ave., North Port. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: trespassing). Bond: $5,000. John Korponay, 32, 5300 block of Densaw Road, North Port. Charge: violation of probation (original charges: two counts of possession of a controlled substance). Bond: none. Joshua McKinnie, 19, 4000 block of Kessler Terrace, North Port. Charge: violation of probation (original charges: trespassing, grand theft and providing false information to a pawnbroker). Bond: none. Julie Parrish, 33, 8100 block of Agress Ave., North Port. Charge: violation of probation (original charges: trespassing and two counts of obtaining merchandise fraudulently). Bond: $22,000. Tayler Perkins, 21, 400 block of W. Ann St., Punta Gorda. Charge: Charlotte County warrant for violation of probation (original charge: battery). Bond: none. Mariah Walters, 38, 400 block of Yacht Harbor Drive, Osprey. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Randall Weiner, 25, 700 block of E. Baffin Drive, Venice. Charges: battery and property damage-criminal mischief. Bond: none. Michael Zelke, 28, 6600 block of Cammer Ave., North Port. Charge: contempt of court (original charges: failure to comply with offender work program and driving with a suspended license-second or subsequent offense). Bond: $2,000. — Compiled by Adam Kreger and Allison ShirkARRESTSFROM PAGE 7 ENGLEWOOD — Local residents have the chance to voice concerns and talk about the quality of life here during a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon today. For the past 13 years, Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence has sponsored the event throughout the county. Today’s workshop at the old CRA ofce, 1398 Old Englewood Road, Englewood, will focus on face-to-face conversations. Some of the facilitation will be done by a Pineview School for the Gifted student. Since 2001, SCOPE has facilitated conversations around questions of community well-being in order to “connect and inspire citizens to create a better Sarasota County.” To assist in answering these questions, SCOPE created a Community Report Card, lled with data from participants. The data will provide a snapshot of how Sarasota County is doing as a community. Since January, SCOPE has been visiting communities to share the data from the most recent edition of the Community Report Card — and to invite feedback on the ndings. “We can’t cover everything in one session ... but we present data highlights and compare it to state and national ndings to get a better picture of how we stack up,” said John McCarthy, executive director of SCOPE, a community engagement organization in Sarasota County. “Conversations take place in both a smalland large-group format. Your input is vital to this process. 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The Sun /Thursday, February 19, 2015 E/N/C Our Town Page 13 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County nances improved over the last scal year with revenue outpacing expenses by $3.6 million, Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller Karen Rushing told the board of county commissioners Wednesday. “Total revenues increased by $37.3 million and your total expenses increased by $33.7 million,” she said as part of a presentation of the county’s annual nancial report to commissioners. Rushing said the county’s recent credit rating upgrade by Standard & Poor’s Rating Services and “Excellent” ratings from auditors from the Government Finance Ofcers Association and the Association of Public Treasurers reinforces that the county continues to move in the right scal direction. Rushing said the county’s nances have been characterized as having “robust reserve levels, conservative budget practices and ample liquidity.” Auditors indicated “county management has instituted nancial policies designed to provide a strong base of reserves sufcient to maintain service levels after a natural disaster, an economic downturn or other unforeseen events.” “These are not our remarks, these are remarks from those who judge your management skills as it relates to nancial matters and these messages are going out to investors who are considering investing in debt instruments that are issued by this county,” Rushing said. “I don’t know if anybody could say much more about what you can control about the policies in a county.” County Commissioner Alan Maio said it’s important for the public to be informed of the county’s nancial position because commissioners are often forced to defend the board’s scal management policies. “There’s still a handful of people, just a handful, who are out there saying we are in terrible shape,” he said. The county’s debt increased by just over $54 million, but commissioners’ decision Wednesday morning to pay off $43 million in bonds three years early resulting in just over $2 million in savings by 2018 will provide some help. Although the report was positive overall and in comparison to similar Florida counties, not all of the news was good. There was, for example, a General Fund decrease of just over $17 million, brought on in part by new government reporting standards, county Director of Finance Peter Ramsden said. Ramsden provided a review of six of the county’s 250 funds for commissioners. Income surpassed expenditures in most categories, with the exception of the county’s Medical Benets Fund, where spending in the 20132014 scal year exceeded revenue by about $400,000. Although employee contributions to their health insurance increased by 15 percent overall, the county’s contribution also increased, resulting in the net loss. “This is the only fund in 2014 that did not meet its reserve policy last year,” he said. Although both employee and county contributions are to increase again in 2015, Ramsden said the county policy had been revised to address the shortfall and the reserve policy would be met this year. “This was one that really upset me because it was preventable before,” Commissioner Christine Robinson said, while asking Rushing if there are now sufcient policies in place to make sure the shortage does not happen again. “I just want to make sure we have sufcient safeguards in place for this fund so that we don’t nd ourselves in that position again.” Rushing said keeping control over the fund will take collaboration between various county departments, but some issues are beyond the county’s control. “This is a tough one because outside forces, particularly what’s happening in the federal government, will really have an effect on this and we don’t really have the ability to inuence that,” she said. “So I want to make sure we are doing everything we can, that we bring as much stability as we can.” Rushing asked that everything possible be done to prevent increasing the burden on county employees.Email: cburton@sun-herald.comOfficials: Sarasota County is financially strong By CLINTON BURTONSARASOTA COUNTY EDITOR BUDGET WORKSHOP FRIDAYWith the 2014 financial report in hand, Sarasota County commis sioners will hold a series of workshops on nextyear’s budget starting at 9a.m. Friday at the Sarasota County Administration Center, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. POSSIBLE IMPACT FEE CHANGES COMINGMore than $15.9million in impact fees were collected in unincorporated Sarasota County in 2014, according to a presentation made to Sarasota County commissioners Wednesday. County Impact Fee Administrator Beth Rozansky said communities throughout Florida are examining their impact fee ordinances and many are implementing or analyzing mobility fees — a fee on all new develop ment to mitigate impact on the local transportation system. Rozansky said the next update on the county’s mobility fee research is March31; the school district is conducting an analysis of the Education Fee and any changes will be implemented thisyear. The findings of Duncan Associates, a planning firm hired by the county to analyze impact fees, may lead to changes to impact fee rate schedules, she said. Sarasota County collects fees from a total of nine impact fees — Road, Park, Library, Fire Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Law Enforcement, Justice, General Government and Education. Charlotte County commissioners voted lastyear to end a transportation fee moratorium, and North Port put a two-year moratorium on charging transportation impact fees in 2012, and extended it for a thirdyear in 2014. The moratorium ended Jan.31 and new building projects in North Port will again be required to pay transportation impact fees. The city also collects a portion of county road impact fees and a portion of city road impact fees. — Compiled by Clinton Burton Medicare enrollment counseling Free Medicare enrollment oneon-one counseling, by appointment, is available from 10 a.m. to noon today in the North Port Library conference room, 13800 S. Tamiami Trail. SHINE volunteer counselors will be available to answer your Medicare questions, help you enroll in a prescription drug plan, and help you with general issues. Bring a list of your medications with you. For an appointment, call 1-866-413-5337. Airport Authority to meetThe Charlotte County Airport Authority will hold its regular monthly meeting at 9 a.m. today at the Charlotte County Airport Authority, Building 313, 7375 Utilities Road (behind the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office), Punta Gorda.Garden Club flower show setLemon Bay Garden Club will present its Standard Flower Show on Feb. 27 and 28. This year’s theme, “Fun and Games.” will be reected in a variety of oral designs and artistic crafts that will be judged by National Garden Club judges. There also will be a judged Horticultural Division featuring numerous plant specimens. The show co-chairmen are Barbara Jacobson and Pat Kautz. The show is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 27 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at the clubhouse at the corner of Yale and Cedar streets in downtown Old Englewood (480 Yale St.). Handcrafted cards also will be available and a selection of plants, including numerous bromeliads, will be for sale, with knowledgeable gardeners on hand to answer questions. Club members see the show as their gift to the community so admission is free, refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. For information, call 941769-1019 or 941-4735543. On event days, call 941-474-9068. | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS adno=50480178 IJ ;1 41'4 ,• •CT&e,v? 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Our Town Page 14 E/N/C The Sun /Thursday, February 19, 2015 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSChurch offers drive-thru ashes for start of Lent Left: Chris Harris, who thought drive-thru ashes were “so cool,” observes Ash Wednesday by receiving a cross on his fore head from the Rev. Jo Popham, pastor at St. Nathaniel’s Episcopal Church. SUN PHOTO BY ANNE KLOCKENKEMPERFran Smith receives ashes Wednesday from St. Nathaniel’s Episcopal Church pastor, the Rev. Jo Popham. The North Port church oered the drivethru ashes and a moment of prayer, in addition to traditional services, on the rst day of Lent. Right: The Rev. Jo Popham, right, applies ashes to the forehead of Frank Lindeborn, who pulled in to the St. Nathaniel’s Episcopal Church parking lot on his motor scooter for drive-thru ashes on Ash Wednesday. Dancing toward fitness Above: Tianie Love, personal trainer and Zumba instructor at the North Port YMCA, teaches various exercise classes at the Y’s new location near the Winn-Dixie in North Port. Above: Daria Marshall dances while exercising to Zumba at the North Port Family YMCA recently. The North Port Y moved to its new location from Dallas White Park earlier this month. Nicole Gudaleta pretends to box while dancing to Zumba at the YMCA. Rose Talic makes her way around the exercise room at the North Port YMCA during Zumba. Right: Kathy Giesler is all smiles as she exercises during Zumba at the North Port Family YMCA recently. Above: Margie Mizrahi participates in a Zumba Latin dance exercise class at the new North Port Family YMCA’s location. The North Port YMCA is under the umbrella of the Charlotte County Y.SUN PHOTOS BY TAMI GARCIASharon Carcione, left, and Maria DeJesus exercise during Zumba class recently at the new North Port Family YMCA’s location, 14279 Tamiami Trail in the North Port Village Shopping Center, next to Winn-Dixie. The hourlong class is taught every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening by personal trainer and instructor Tianie Love. For more information on programs such as this and others provided by the Y, call 941-429-2269. Imo{I F L4allow-Sdi Tkx:I

PAGE 15 THURSDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2015 T he Wire INSIDE The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 17.73 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,029.85.— Page 4 — US stock market eases back from highs No building is safe from the incredible stress of the 8 feet of snow that has piled up on roofs across New England. — Page 2 —New England roofs collapsing under snow STATE NATIONAL WORLD BUSINESS WEATHER 1. How Obama views terror fight He says the U.S. is not at war with Islam but with people who have perverted the religion. See page 4.2. Ukraine rebels capture strategic rail junction The town of Debaltseve provides the rebels transportation connec tions that boost their regions’ capacity to function as a unified entity. See page 1.3. China marks beginning of year of the sheep The holiday, which previously had little impact outside China, is making more of a splash on a global level. See page 1. .4. Florida is No. 1 in health law enrollees The Sunshine State has eclipsed California with roughly 1.6 million sign-ups, according to federal statistics. See page 1.5. Siesta Key ranked top beach in US The beach snagged the spot on Trip Advisor’s best-beach rankings, based on travelers’ choice and reviews on the website. See page 2.6. Police job seekers flock to Ferguson A large pool of applicants, including minority candidates, has descended on the city for the position left vacant by Darren Wilson. See page 2.7. Zimbabwe elephant numbers dwindle The numbers in many areas of the country dropped, due to poaching. See page 2.8. Coalition against Islamic State meets Military chiefs from 26 nations began a two-day meeting in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. See page 2.9. Dr. Seuss has a book. You might take a look A recently discovered manuscript by the late author with illustrations called “What Pet Should I Get?” will be published this summer. See page 1.10. Obama picks Clancy as Secret Service director Joe Clancy, former head of the service’s presidential protective division, will fill the position after four months as acting director. See page 2.10 things to knowARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — Government soldiers pulled out of a ferociously contested railway hub in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, ending a siege so intense the retreating troops said they couldn’t get water or food amid relentless shelling by Russiabacked separatists. At least six soldiers were killed in the withdrawal and more than 100 wounded. President Petro Poroshenko sought to portray the fall of Debaltseve in a positive light, saying the pullback was carried out “in a planned and organized manner,” despite assertions by exhausted and dirtcaked soldiers, some of whom made their way out on foot, that their forces suffered heavy losses. No matter the circumstances, the retreat appeared to be an acceptance by the Ukrainian leader of a humiliating defeat in exchange for a chance at pushing a shaky truce agreement forward and securing the pullback of heavy weapons. The loss of Debaltseve was a serious setback for the army. The town is a strategic railroad junction that lies on Ukraine loses battleBy BALINT SZLANKO and JIM HEINTZASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERSKey railway hub Debaltseve falls to Russia-backed rebels AP PHOTOA Ukrainian soldier stands next to a broken down vehicle outside Artemivsk, Ukraine, as troops pull out of Debaltseve, Wednesday.UKRAINE | 3 HONG KONG — Decades ago the Chinese New Year holiday, also known as Spring Festival, had little impact outside of China. But as the country gained outsized economic inuence, the holiday, which has enormous cultural signicance in the Chinese-speaking world, has become more prominent. This is how it ripples around the world. Factory freezeChinese factories shut down for the holiday and then some, with hundreds of millions of migrant workers heading to their hometowns, part of the world’s largest mass movement of people. In the lead up to the holiday, factories run at out to ll orders before shutting down. The holiday itself runs from Feb. 18 to 24 this year, but workers start setting off as much as two weeks earlier on packed trains and buses. After the holiday they may take the same amount of time to return, or not. The holiday is a prime occasion to switch jobs. It all means an annual headache for retailers and importers overseas who rely on China. Shipping companies warn customers that China’s transport and logistics networks are at capacity and their shipments must be at ports two weeks ahead of the holiday to stand a chance of getting on a boat before the country shuts down. This year, shipping delays are compounded by a slowdown at U.S. West Coast ports.It’s new year — in ChinaBy KELVIN CHANASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER AP PHOTOFireworks detonate near a residential area during the eve of Chinese New Year in Beijing, Wednesday. Chinese will celebrate the Lunar New Year today, which marks the Year of the Sheep. CHINA | 3 Another recently discovered manuscript is coming to summer reading lists, this time in the form of a new Dr. Seuss book. The manuscript by the late author Theodor Geisel, known to readers as Dr. Seuss, is coming out in July — the same month as the release of a recently discovered novel by Harper Lee. Random House Children’s Books announced Wednesday that Geisel’s manuscript with illustrations, called “What Pet Should I Get?,” will be published on July 28. The publisher also plans for at least two more books from materials discovered in the late author’s La Jolla home in 2013. A box lled with pages of text and sketches was found and set aside shortly New Dr. Seuss book coming By BRITTNY MEJIALA TIMES WRITER AP PHOTOThis book cover image released by Random House shows “What Pet Should I Get?” by Dr. Seuss. Random House Chil dren’s Books announced Wednesday that the book, with illustrations, is coming out July 28. SEUSS | 3 FORT LAUDERDALE — Florida has eclipsed California to become the state with the highest number of consumers buying health coverage through new insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act, according to federal statistics released Wednesday. Florida’s roughly 1.6 million enrollees include both rst-time enrollees and some of the nearly 1 million Floridians who enrolled last year. California led the country last year with 1.2 million Florida tops in health law enrolleesBy KELLI KENNEDYASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERENROLLEES | 3


Page 2 WIRE The Sun /Thursday, February 19, 2015 NATIONAL/WORLD NEWS | HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE NATION AP PHOTOMiss P, the beagle that won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, enjoys a steak served to her at Sardi’s in New York, Wednesday. Wagging her tail a mile a minute, Miss P became America’s top dog Tuesday night by winning best in show in a big surprise at the Westminster Kennel Club. The champion’s dinnerDozens of New England roofs fail under snowBOSTON (AP) — No building is safe from the incredible stress of the 8 feet of snow that has piled up on roofs across New England, and things are expected to get worse before they get better, experts said Wednesday. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has received 74 reports of roof collapses, partial collapses or major structural issues since Feb. 9, and that doesn’t account for those that have not been reported, spokesman Chris Besse said. In New Hampshire, more than 500 residents were displaced after two partial collapses at an eight-building apartment complex in Portsmouth, and schools in Epping and Newton were closed Tuesday after cracks appeared in the walls. | HEADLINE NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLDFerguson attracts applicants to police jobsFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The city of Ferguson is attracting a large pool of applicants to police jobs, including minority candidates seeking the position left vacant by the resignation of Darren Wilson, the ofcer who fatally shot Michael Brown, the mayor said. Mayor James Knowles III believes city leaders have made it clear they are seeking minority ofcers to build a more diverse police force in the St. Louis sub urb that endured months of unrest after Brown’s death last summer. “Considering the number of people interested right now, I’m sure we’ll nd outstanding applicants to be new ofcers here in Ferguson,” Knowles said in a phone interview.Kate Brown sworn in as Oregon governorSALEM, Ore. (AP) — Kate Brown was sworn in Wednesday as Oregon’s governor following an inuence-peddling scandal that prompted the resignation of fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber, who had been the state’s longest-serving chief executive before his swift fall from grace. Brown assumed Oregon’s highest ofce during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Brown, formerly the secretary of state, becomes the rst openly bisexual governor in the nation. Unlike most states, Oregon has no lieutenant governor. Under the state constitution, the secretary of state takes over if a governor steps down or dies. BROWNKansas commune leader found guilty of drowning woman in poolWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man who led a Kansas commune that collected millions of dollars in life insurance payouts from dead members was convicted of premeditated murder Wednesday in the 2003 drowning death of a female member. Daniel Perez, 55, also was found guilty of 27 other counts, some alleging that he sexually abused minor daughters of the commune’s members and devised a scheme to receive life insurance payments from members who lived on a 20-acre site in suburban Wichita known as Angels Landing. Witnesses testied during the trial about sexual violence and the death of six people as the group wandered over 15 years into several states and Mexico before settling at the elaborate compound. Perez, who went by Lou Castro, was charged only with the death of 26-year-old Patricia Hughes, who died in the commune’s pool. For nearly a decade, Hughes’ death was considered an accident. But a woman who was 12 at the time told authorities in 2011 that Hughes and Perez arranged her death so the compound could receive $1.24 million from her life insurance policy.Sister of ‘American Sniper’ defendant testifiesSTEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — The sister of the former Marine accused in the fatal shootings of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and another man has testified that when he came to her home on the day of the killings she told him she loved him but hated his demons. Laura Blevins testified for the defense Wednesday. Eddie Ray Routh is on trial in the 2013 deaths of Kyle, the famed former Navy SEAL sniper, and Kyle’s friend, Chad Littlefield. The trial has drawn intense interest, partly because of an Oscarnominated film based on Kyle’s memoir. The Dallas Morning News reports that Blevins testified how Routh told her “he took their souls before they could take his.” Defense attorneys say Routh was in a psychotic state at the time of the killings.Obama picks Clancy as Secret Service directorWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has chosen the former special agent he asked to temporarily run the troubled Secret Service to take over as director. The White House said Joe Clancy will ll the position after four months as acting director. Clancy, for mer head of the service’s presidential protective division, was appointed on an interim basis in a hurry last year after then-Director Julia Pierson was forced out in the wake of a host of security breaches. An independent panel tasked with reviewing the agency and making CLANCYrecommendations for improvements concluded earlier this year that the agency was too “insular” and “starving for leadership.”Derailed train had ‘safer’ tank carsMOUNT CARBON, W.Va. (AP) — The ery derailment of a train carrying crude oil in West Virginia is one of three in the past year involving tank cars that already meet a higher safety standard than what federal law requires — leading some to suggest even tougher requirements that industry representatives say would be costly. Hundreds of families were evacuated and nearby water treatment plants were temporarily shut down after cars derailed from a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude Monday, shooting reballs into the sky, leaking oil into a Kanawha River tributary and burning down a house nearby. It was snowing at the time, but it is not yet clear if weather was a factor. The re smoldered for a third day Wednesday. 91-year-old who killed wife released from prisonELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A 91-year-old Ohio man who said he killed his ailing wife to end her suffering has been released from prison early after serving six months. Robert Shaw, of Avon, received a four-year sentence last summer for suffocating his 84-yearold wife, Virginia, in 2008. He had pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a plea deal. A Lorain County judge granted him early release Tuesday, and he left the prison in Orient, southwest of Columbus.US-led coalition against Islamic State meetsRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Military chiefs from 26 nations involved in the U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group began a two-day meeting in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. SPA said the meeting was aimed at giving military leaders an oppor tunity to exchange views about the ght against the extremist group, which controls large parts of Iraq and Syria. The head of the U.S. military’s Central Command, Gen. Lloyd Austin, was taking part in the meeting and earlier met with Interior Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. The Arab countries of Jordan, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have taken part in coalition air raids on the IS group. Qatar and Kuwait have provided bases for coalition partners. Other nations taking part include Canada, France, Germany, the U.K., Australia and the Netherlands. The SPA said the military chiefs would also discuss the civil war in Syria, where more than 220,000 people have been killed over the last four years. It is the fth meeting of its kind for the coalition, with previous meetings taking place in Jordan, France, Germany and the U.S. Saudi Arabia has helped arm rebels ghting to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, despite concerns that weapons caches have been seized by IS group ghters and al-Qaida. Washington is planning a new program to vet and train Syrian rebels, though critics say it will not be enough to signicantly boost the more moderate forces on the ground. The Pentagon said last month that as many as 1,000 U.S. troops and trainers would be sent to sites in Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar for the program, which is slat ed to start in the spring.Fierce fighting near AleppoBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels fought deadly battles with government forces north of the divided city of Aleppo on Wednesday as both sides sought to expand their ground amid a push by the U.N. envoy to the country to broker a ceasere in the war-ravaged city. The clashes began with a government offensive launched a few hours before the envoy, Staffan de Mistura, said that President Bashar Assad has expressed willingness to suspend bombing of Aleppo for six weeks. The hiatus would set the stage for a proposed U.N. plan to “freeze” hostilities in what is Syria’s largest city. However, rebels and opposition activists said that they are deeply skeptical — based on past experience and similar peace efforts that have crumbled — that the government would abide by any truce.Zimbabwe elephant numbers dwindleHARARE, Zimbabwe (Bloomberg) — Elephants are under threat from poachers in Zimbabwe, where the population has plummeted in the wildlife sanctuaries and hunting reserves that are home to most of the animals, accord ing to a conservation group. The number of elephants in the northern Sebungwe district fell to 4,000 last year from 13,000 in 2001, while in Middle Zambezi Valley the population declined to 11,500 from 18,000, according to the Zambezi Society. In Hwange National Park, in western Zimbabwe, the population climbed by a “statistically insignicant” 10 percent to 54,000, the society said. “The message for the rest of the Zambezi Valley is clear — poaching is rife and we need to do something about it,” the organization said on Wednesday in an emailed statement from the capital, Harare. In July, wildlife ofcials in Zimbabwe requested the U.S. reverse a ban on ivory imports it implemented a year ago citing concerns about the sustainability of the country’s elephant population. Zimbabwe’s elephant-hunting industry generates $14 million a year and helps control the population of 97,500 species that trample over trees and farmers’ elds, according to the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority. AP PHOTOThis photo shows a detail of Fatimid period gold coins that were found in the seabed in the Mediterranean Sea near the port of Caesarea National Park in Caesarea, Israel, Wednesday. A group of amateur Israeli divers have stum bled upon the largest collection of medieval gold coins ever found in the country, dating back to the 11th century and likely from a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea. Good day of diving UN reports says Afghan civilian casualties at record levelsKABUL (Washington Post) — More than 10,000 Afghan civilians caught in conict died or were injured last year, the largest number since the United Nations started keeping records in the country, the international body said Wednesday. The increase highlights not only the nation’s fragile state, but also the changing shape of the conict following the for mal end of the American combat mission in December. A sharp rise in ground battles between the Taliban Islamist insurgency and pro-government forces largely accounted for 3,699 war-related civilian deaths and 6,849 injuries — a 22 percent increase over 2013, the U.N. said in a wideranging report. For the rst time since 2009, when the record keeping began, face-toface ground engagements killed or injured more Afghan civilians than roadside bombs, suicide attacks or any other tactic, surging by 54 percent. Casualties among women and children also reached new highs.Suspect arrested in poisoned beer deaths at funeralMAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — A man suspected of poisoning the traditional beer that killed more than 70 people has been arrested, Mozambican police said Wednesday. Graciano Antonio was arrested while trying to ee, provincial police spokesman Luis Nudia said. He has been taken to the capital of the northeast Tete province, where he will be charged by the attorney general’s ofce. “Now the attorney general’s ofce is inves tigating the man and which substance he used to poison the people and to know the real motives,” said Nudia. Nearly 200 people were hospitalized after drinking traditional beer at a funeral in the region last month, health authorities said. 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The Sun /Thursday, February 19, 2015 WIRE Page 3 FROM PAGE ONE ALMANAC Today is Thursday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2015. There are 315 days left in the year. This is the Lunar New Year of the Goat. Today in history On Feb. 19, 1945, Operation Detachment began during World War II as some 30,000 U.S. Marines began landing on Iwo Jima, where they commenced a successful monthlong battle to seize control of the island from Japanese forces. On this dateIn 1473, astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Torun, Poland. In 1881, Kansas prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. In 1915, during World War I, British and French warships launched their initial attack on Ottoman forces in the Dardanelles, a strait in north western Turkey. (The Gallipoli Campaign that followed proved disastrous for the Allies.) In 1934, a blizzard began inundating the northeastern United States, with the heaviest snowfall occurring in Connecticut and Massachusetts. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, clearing the way for the U.S. military to relocate and intern Japanese-Americans during World War II. In 1959, an agreement was signed by Britain, Turkey and Greece granting Cyprus its independence. In 1984, the Winter Olympics closed in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. In 1985, the British soap opera “EastEnders” debuted on BBC Television. In 1997, Deng Xiaoping, the last of China’s major Communist revolutionaries, died at age 92. In 2008, an ailing Fidel Castro resigned the Cuban presidency after nearly a half-century in power; his brother Raul was later named to succeed him. Today’s birthdays Singer Smokey Robinson is 75. Singer Lou Christie is 72. Actor Michael Nader is 70. Rock musician Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell) is 67. Actor Stephen Nichols is 64. Author Amy Tan is 63. Actor Jeff Daniels is 60. Actor Leslie David Baker (TV: “The Office”) is 57. Britain’s Prince Andrew is 55. Singer Seal is 52. Country musician Ralph McCauley (Wild Horses) is 51. Actress Justine Bateman is 49. Actor Benicio Del Toro is 48. Actress Bellamy Young is 45. Rock musician Daniel Adair is 40. Pop singer-actress Haylie Duff is 30. Christian rock musician Seth Morrison (Skillet) is 27. Actress Victoria Justice is 22. SPARTA, N.J. (AP) — A man poured water onto a freezing road to try to fool officers into thinking the cause of his drunken car crash was black ice, police say. Twenty-year-old Bryan Byers, of Sparta, was arrested Saturday and charged with drunken driving and other offenses. Authorities say he hit a guardrail after running a stop sign in a BMW early that morning. Shortly after the crash, police said, 20-year-old Alexander Zambenedetti, a friend of Byers’, showed up in his own car. The two men then dumped 5-gallon buckets of water onto the road to create black ice, police said. Police say Zambenedetti wasn’t wearing a shirt despite a wind chill of 15 below zero. He was also charged with drunken driving. Authorities say Byers confessed to the plan. They noticed skid marks were visible under the thin layer of ice at the intersection.ODD NEWS Police: Man created black ice to mask drunken driving crash after the author’s death in 1991 when his widow, Audrey Geisel, was remodeling their home. It was rediscovered in the fall of 2013 by Audrey Geisel and the author’s secretary. “While undeniably special, it is not surprising to me that we found this because Ted always worked on multiple projects and started new things all the time — he was constantly writing and drawing and coming up with ideas for new stories,” Audrey Geisel said in a statement. “What Pet Should I Get?” was likely written somewhere between 1958 and 1962 because it features the same brother and sister who are in his “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” book published in 1960, said Random House associate publishing director Cathy Goldsmith. This year marks 25 years since the publication of Geisel’s previously thought to be nal book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Geisel wrote and illustrated 45 books during his lifetime and his books have sold more than 650 million copies. “To be able to share this newly discovered Dr. Seuss book that was created during a most prolific period in his career marks a special moment in children’s book publishing,” said Barbara Marcus, president and publisher of Random House Children’s Books. Earlier this month came the surprising news that author Harper Lee’s second book, “Go Set a Watchman,” would be published in July by Harper, a division of HarperCollins. Lee, now 88, hadn’t published another book since her renowned “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Harper said the original manuscript, considered to have been lost, was discovered by Lee’s lawyer, Tonja Carter, last fall.SEUSSFROM PAGE 1 consumers, but lagged behind this year with a total of 1.4 million — 300,000 fewer than the state’s goal. The state has struggled to target hardto-reach populations including Latinos. Florida’s enrollment win comes despite signicant Republican opposition in the state and a much smaller population than California, which has embraced the law, spent millions on outreach efforts, and established its own state exchange. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 3.8 million of Florida’s 19.5 million residents were without health insurance, making it the third-highest in the nation at 19.5 percent. By comparison, 6.5 million of California’s nearly 38 million residents were without health insurance, about 17 percent. Florida’s high numbers show the pent-up demand for insurance. Florida’s roughly 20 percent of uninsured residents ranks it behind only Texas and Nevada. Texas had a rate of 22.1 percent and Nevada’s was 20.7 percent. California came in ninth, according to gures released by the U.S. Census Bureau last fall. Florida’s Republican lawmakers have strongly opposed Medicaid expansion, which would provide coverage to an estimated 1 million additional low-income Floridians. In contrast, an additional 3 million Californians gained coverage due to Medicaid expansion. Last month, Indiana became the 28th state to agree to expand Medicaid, and the latest state with a Republican governor to do so. At least 9.7 million people have gained coverage through the law’s Medicaid expansion, which targets low-income adults with no children living at home. Florida hospitals, health advocates and a growing part of the business community have made numerous efforts to pressure key Republicans to expand the program during the legislative session which begins next month, but it again seems like a non-starter. House Speaker Steve Crisafulli says there are no plans to consider Medicaid expansion during the upcoming session. And it is unlikely supporters will get any help from Gov. Rick Scott, who entered politics running ads against the health law. He said it’s not one of his priorities, but won’t stand in the way if the Legislature makes a move. Florida overtaking California ts into a broader national pattern. In 2015, the enrollment growth was driven by the federal, according to the market research rm Avalere Health. Enrollment increased by 58 percent in the 37 states served by the federal market, compared to a 9 percent increase among state-operated exchanges such as California’s.ENROLLEESFROM PAGE 1 AP FILE PHOTOIn this Nov. 17, 2014, photo, Maria Arias, left, gets help from navigator Yvette Frias, as she signs up for the Aordable Care Act at the Orlando Enrollment Assistance Center, in Orlando. Quiet marketsStock market trading shudders to a halt as mainland China shuts for an entire week and nancial hubs such as Hong Kong and Singapore take a break as well, albeit shorter. Numerous other countries including South Korea and Vietnam also observe Lunar New Year holidays. Muslim majority Malaysia and Indonesia, with large Chinese minorities, take holidays too. Trading volumes “drop off considerably” about three working days before the start of the holiday, said Andrew Sullivan, managing director at Haitong Securities in Hong Kong. This year, Friday was “the last day that you can sell in Hong Kong and get your money before Chinese New Year” under trading settlement rules, he said. Foreign investors also tend to wind down trading in Asia as the holiday nears, Sullivan said.Global shoppingThe festival is traditionally the most important time of the year for family reunions, but as China has become prosperous, an increasing number of wealthy Chinese are opting to travel abroad. That translates into big business for global luxury brands. Many British department stores, for example, are pulling out all the stops to woo main land Chinese shoppers. (Designer handbags, watches and jewelry can be up to 30 percent cheaper in Europe be cause of high luxury taxes in China.) Harrods is selling its own brand of red envelopes traditionally used to give “lai see,” or lucky money. Selfridges and luxury brand Burberry are each offering cards and envelopes personalized with Chinese calligraphy. Designer label Vivienne Westwood has launched a collectors’ necklace featuring a sheep pendant. Shoppers at Fortnum & Mason paying with UnionPay cards — China’s homegrown payment network — will get bonus gifts. Chinese spending in Britain last February jumped 23 percent over the same month in 2012, said Gordon Clark, manager at Global Blue, a Switzerland-based rm that tracks luxury retail spending worldwide. Chinese shoppers spend an average 739 pounds ($1,137) per transaction in Britain each February, mostly on luxury jewelry, watches and designer clothes.CHINAFROM PAGE 1 the most direct route between the separatist east’s two major cities, Donetsk and Luhansk. By taking control of it, rebels gain signicant transportation connections to boost their regions’ capacity to function as a unied entity. Its strategic importance kept the battle raging even after a cease-re between Ukrainian forces and the Russia-backed rebels went into effect Sunday and appeared to be mostly holding elsewhere after ghting that has killed more than 5,600 people since April. Relinquishing the town could remove the major impediment to a lasting cease-re and begin the next step that was agreed to in a peace deal last week — the pullback of heavy weapons by both sides to create a buffer zone at least 50 kilometers (30 miles) wide. But the images of traumatized soldiers and their stories of deprivation will be another wound to a national psyche already bruised by Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula last March and the vicious ghting in the east, where Ukrainian forces suffered heavy losses at the hands of rebels they and the West claim got a huge boost from Russian equipment and troops. Semyon Semenchenko, a battalion commander and a member of parliament, accused the military command of betraying the country’s interests in Debaltseve. “We had enough forces and means,” he said in a Facebook post. “The problem is the command and coordination. They are as bad as can be.” Semenchenko’s words cut especially hard because he became well-known during another major rebel rout of Ukrainian forces in the battle for Ilovaysk last summer. Semenchenko, who was wounded in the ghting, was critical of the government for allegedly abandoning volunteer troops there. A top separatist ofcial, Denis Pushilin, meanwhile, contended that the government pullback Wednesday wasn’t a retreat at all, but that rebels had overpowered most of the soldiers, killing them or forcing them to surrender. Poroshenko told a late night meeting of his national security council that six soldiers were killed during the withdrawal and more than 100 were injured, the Interfax news agency said. He called on the body to consider asking for a U.N. peacekeeping mission, a move he previously opposed, apparently fearing they would include troops from Russia or its client states. The new proposal suggests a mission be made up of security forces from European Union countries. Russia, as a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, has the power to veto any peacekeeping mission. Associated Press jour nalists were blocked from access to Debaltseve making it impossible to independently assess circumstances there. Russian television ran footage of rebels raising the ag of Novorossiya, as they call their nominal republic, over a building in the town, and images of several dozen captured Ukrainian troops being escorted along a village road by the rebels.UKRAINEFROM PAGE 1 WASHINGTON (AP) — Muslims in the U.S. and around the world have a responsibility to ght a mis conception that terrorist groups like the Islamic State speak for them, President Barack Obama said Wednesday in his most direct remarks yet about any link between Islam and terrorism. For weeks, the White House has sidestepped the question of whether deadly terror attacks in Paris and other Western cities amount to “Islamic extremism,” wary of offending a major world religion or lending credibility to the “war on terror” that Obama’s predecessor waged. But as he hosted a White House summit on countering violent extremism, the president said some in Muslim communities have bought into the notion that Islam is incompatible with tolerance and modern life. “We are not at war with Islam,” Obama said. “We are at war with people who have perverted Islam.” While putting the blame on IS and similar groups — Obama said the militants masquerade as religious leaders but are really terrorists — the president also appealed directly to prominent Muslims to do more to distance themselves from brutal ideologies. He said all have a duty to “speak up very clearly” in opposition to violence against innocent people. “Just as leaders like my self reject the notion that terrorists like ISIL genuinely represent Islam, Muslim leaders need to do more to discredit the notion that our nations are determined to suppress Islam,” Obama said. Issuing such a direct challenge to Muslims marked a clear departure from the restrained, cautious language Obama and his aides have used to describe the situation in the past. In the days after last month’s shootings at a satirical French newspaper that had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, Obama avoided calling the attack an example of “Islamic extremism,” and instead opted for the more generic “violent extremism.” Recently, the White House also struggled to explain whether the U.S. believes the Afghan Taliban to be a terrorist organization. The refusal to directly assess any Islamic role in the terrifying scenes playing out in Europe, the Mideast and Africa has drawn criticism from those who say Obama has prioritized political correctness over a frank acknowledgement of reality. National security hawks, in particular, argued that Obama’s counterter rorism strategy couldn’t possibly be successful if the president was unable or unwilling to confront the true nature of the threat. White House aides said they were avoiding associating the attacks with Islam for the sake of “accuracy” and to avoid lending credence to the ter rorists’ own justication for violence — a strict interpretation of Islam. Frustrated by what they deemed a manufactured controversy, Obama aides have argued that a focus on terminology has distracted from more fruitful conversations about what can actually be done to stop extremist ideologies from spreading. “These are individuals who carried out an act of terrorism, and they later tried to justify that act of terrorism by invoking the religion of Islam and their own deviant view of it,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at the time. Yet the argument over terminology has increasingly become a distraction, including this week as Obama gathered law enforcement ofcials, Muslim leaders and lawmakers for a three-day summit on violent extremism. In his remarks Wednesday, Obama acknowledged it was a touchy subject but insisted it was critical to tackle the issue “head-on.” “We can’t shy away from these discussions,” he said. “And too often, folks are understandably sensitive about addressing some of these root issues, but we have to talk about them honestly and clearly.”Obama: US at war with those who have perverted Islam OBAMA


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Consumer Reports calculated that the Camry Hybrid earned the highest value score of 2.01, which indicates consumer dollars go about twice as far with this car than they do with the average-value car. The Camry Hybrid (tested price $29,000) is affordable, considering the impressive fuel economy, roominess, comfort and all-around functionality it delivers. The Camry Hybrid costs a very reasonable $0.52 per mile to operate and has an Excellent predicted reliability score. “While the Camry Hybrid may not be the most exciting car to drive, it is smooth and capable, with stone-cold reliability at an affordable price,” said Mark Rechtin, Consumer Reports automotive editor. “On the other hand, the worst values were a mix of underperformers, expensive, unreliable German luxury sedans, and big SUVs with voracious fuel appetites.” Consumer Reports found the best values were among midsized, mainstream sedans, compact cars and wagons. Rounding out the top ve best new-car values overall were the Honda Accord (4-cyl.), Toyota Camry (4-cyl.), Subaru Legacy 2.5i and the Subaru Forester 2.5i. The lowest value in Consumer Reports’ NewCar Value ratings is the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Known best for its offroad ability, the hard-riding, ponderous, uncomfortable and unreliable Wrangler has a Value Score of 0.07, and costs $0.77 per mile to operate. Joining it at the bottom of the rankings were the Fiat 500L, Mercedes-Benz S500, BMW 750L and Toyota Tacoma (V-6). In creating its annual New-Car Values list, Consumer Reports analyzed its road tests, predicted reliability and ve-year owner-cost data to calculate a value score for more than 200 different vehicles. In short, the better a car performs in Consumer Reports’ road tests and reliability ratings (based on results from Consumer Reports’ Annual Auto Survey, which covers about 1.1 million cars), and the less it costs to own over time, the better its value. The five-year owner cost estimates factor in depreciation, fuel, insur ance premiums, interest on financing, maintenance and repairs and sales tax. Depreciation is by far the largest ownercost factor. In the popular Small SUV category, the Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium sits at the top with its Excellent reliability, Excellent Test Score of 86 out of 100 and far-above average Value Score of 1.8. At the other end of that category is the Jeep Cherokee Latitude (4-cyl.), its 0.47 Value Score exemplified by its higher operating cost, poor reliability, unimpressive Test Score and higher price. Here’s a look at the winners and losers in each category (Best/Worst): Subcompact: Hyundai Accent Sport (hatchback, MT)/Fiat 500C Pop (MT) Compact: Toyota Prius Four/Fiat 500L Easy Luxury Compact Cars: Buick Regal Premium I/ Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Luxury Midsized/ Large Cars: Lexus ES 300h/Mercedes-Benz S550 (AWD) Large Cars: Chevrolet Impala 2LTZ (3.6)/Ford Taurus Limited (3.5, V-6) Sports Cars/ Convertibles: Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring/Inniti Q60 convertible (base) Midsized Cars: Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE/ Nissan Altima 3.5 SL (V-6) Wagons (AWD): Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium/Honda Crosstour EX-L (V-6) Small SUVs: Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium/ Jeep Cherokee Latitude (4-cyl.) Midsized SUVs: Toyota Highlander XLE (V-6)/ Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Large SUVs: Chevrolet Traverse LT/GMC Yukon SLT Luxury Compact SUVs: BMW X3 xDrive28i (2.0T)/Cadillac SRX Luxury Luxury Midsized/ Large SUVs: Lexus RX 450h/Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec Pickup Trucks: Nissan Frontier SV (V-6)/Toyota Tacoma (V-6) Minivans: Mazda5 Grand Touring/Chrysler Town & Country Touring-L. Consumer reports names Toyota Camry Hybrid best NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market edged mostly lower on Wednesday, easing back from its latest all-time highs. The markets barely budged following the midafternoon release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s January meeting. The transcript showed that policy makers were less likely to raise interest rates in June than investors previously thought. The decline follows two straight days of record closing highs for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. “The market had really gathered steam around a June tightening date, the minutes seem to have walked that back a bit,” said David Lafferty, chief market strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 17.73 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,029.85. The S&P 500 eased 0.7 point, or 0.03 percent, to 2,099.68. The index closed at an all-time high of 2,100.34 on Tuesday. The Nasdaq composite rose 7.10 points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,906.36. Major stock indexes opened lower early Wednesday. Energy stocks declined as the price of oil fell amid speculation that a recent rally in crude was excessive. The price of benchmark U.S. crude, which had been rising last week, fell $1.39 to $52.14 a barrel Wednesday. The price of oil has jumped 16 percent since bottoming out at the end of January after a seven-month slump. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils used by many U.S. reneries, fell $2 to $60.53 a barrel. Investors hammered Fossil Group’s shares after the retailer reported disappointing fourth-quarter earnings report and outlook. The stock fell the most among companies in the S&P 500, shedding $15.63, or 15.7 percent, to $83.69.US stock market eases back from all-time highs | BUSINESS BRIEFSCash saved at gas pumps staying in pocketsWASHINGTON (AP) — In recent months, the stage seemed set for American consumers to do what they’ve traditionally done best: Spend money — and drive the economy. The lowest gas prices in ve years had given people more spending money. Employers added over 1 million jobs from November through January, the best three-month pace in 17 years. Businesses even raised pay in December. Economists had forecast that last week’s retail sales report for January would show a healthy rise. And yet — to the surprise of analysts — consumers have held their wallets closely. Even though Americans spent $6.7 billion less at gas stations in January than they had two months earlier, the extra cash didn’t get spent anywhere else: Retail sales, excluding gas, fell slightly from November to January. The unexpected pullback provided evidence that drivers had used their extra money to further rebuild their savings and reduce their debts — a trend that began after the nancial crisis and recession.Fed in no hurry to raise ratesWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve ofcials struggled last month to assess when economic data might prompt them to raise interest rates from record lows — and how best to convey their intentions to investors. Minutes of the Fed’s Jan. 27-28 meeting released Wednesday suggest that policymakers aren’t ready to start raising rates anytime soon, with some expressing concerns about excessively low ination, lingering weakness in the U.S. job market and economic threats overseas. The Fed’s benchmark interest rate has been near zero since December 2008. Many officials “observed that a premature increase in rates might damp the apparent solid recovery in real activity and labor market conditions,” said the minutes.


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Page 6 WIRE The Sun /Thursday, February 19, 2015 WEATHER/STATE NEWS Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Arcadia Hull Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral0-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource: 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. The higher the UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Temperatures Gulf Water TemperatureSource: National Allergy BureauPunta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W WORLD CITIESCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES CONDITIONS TODAY TIDES AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEXWeather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice. ALMANAC Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s 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 TABLE Publication date: 02/19/15334753524339 TODAY Mostly sunny, windy and colder57 / 3210% chance of rainBreezy with plenty of sunshine61 / 420% chance of rain FRIDAY Sunshine; pleasant and warmer77 / 580% chance of rain SATURDAY Mainly cloudy; a stray shower81 / 6210% chance of rain SUNDAY Partly sunny80 / 5910% chance of rain MONDAY Air Quality Index readings as of WednesdayMain pollutant: ozoneForecasts and graphics, except for the WINK-TV 5-day forecast, provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Punta Gorda through 5 p.m. Wednesday24 hours through 5 p.m. Wednesday 0.08” Month to date 2.97” Normal month to date 1.51” Year to date 3.61” Normal year to date 3.31” Record 0.58” (1978) High/Low 65/53 Normal High/Low 78/54 Record High 86 (1992) Record Low 31 (2013) Today Fri. Today Fri. Today Fri.Apalachicola 51 30 s 54 44 s Bradenton 54 34 s 59 45 s Clearwater 53 33 s 58 44 s Coral Springs 59 36 s 65 55 s Daytona Beach 49 29 s 53 44 s Fort Lauderdale 58 39 s 64 57 pc Fort Myers 58 33 s 64 46 s Fort Pierce 54 29 s 62 48 pc Gainesville 49 23 s 53 32 s Jacksonville 45 22 s 47 33 s Key Largo 61 41 s 65 56 pc Key West 60 50 s 64 60 s Kissimmee 52 31 s 57 43 s Lakeland 52 28 s 58 40 s Melbourne 53 30 s 59 47 s Miami 59 39 s 65 59 s Naples 58 35 s 64 49 s Ocala 50 22 s 54 35 s Okeechobee 55 27 s 61 42 s Orlando 52 30 s 58 43 s Panama City 49 29 s 55 43 s Pensacola 48 30 s 56 51 s Pompano Beach 60 40 s 67 61 pc St. Augustine 45 27 s 47 40 s St. Petersburg 52 35 s 58 46 s Sanford 52 30 s 57 43 s Sarasota 55 32 s 59 44 s Tallahassee 49 23 s 55 34 s Tampa 53 32 s 58 44 s Titusville 51 32 s 56 46 s Vero Beach 54 30 s 61 48 s West Palm Beach 58 36 s 65 56 pc Winter Haven 54 31 s 59 43 sToday 2:37a 10:00a 3:56p 9:38p Fri. 3:29a 10:35a 4:22p 10:32p Today 1:14a 8:16a 2:33p 7:54p Fri. 2:06a 8:51a 2:59p 8:48p Today 12:19a 6:37a 1:38p 6:15p Fri. 1:11a 7:12a 2:04p 7:09p Today 3:09a 10:29a 4:28p 10:07p Fri. 4:01a 11:04a 4:54p 11:01p Today 12:48p 6:55a --6:33p Fri. 12:21a 7:30a 1:14p 7:27p N 15-25 2-4 Moderate NNW 15-25 5-9 Heavy 57/32 56/27 58/30 59/32 56/28 55/29 57/26 57/26 57/28 53/32 54/34 57/37 56/35 58/33 56/28 57/30 58/31 57/27 57/28 54/29 54/31 53/28 53/30 52/35 56/27 54/37 57/35 55/34 57/27 54/32 56/33 54/28 55/32 53/33 56/37 58/34 58/3164Pollen Index readings as of Wednesday Today Fri. Today Fri. Today Fri. Today Fri.Albuquerque 68 36 s 67 37 pc Anchorage 33 22 s 35 31 s Atlanta 29 17 s 40 31 c Baltimore 16 -2 c 18 7 s Billings 55 33 s 44 24 c Birmingham 33 18 s 43 34 i Boise 57 34 pc 52 31 c Boston 28 3 sf 20 4 pc Buffalo 4 -9 sf 5 -1 pc Burlington, VT 18 3 sn 10 -15 pc Charleston, WV 8 -10 sf 19 12 c Charlotte 23 4 s 30 20 pc Chicago 5 -7 pc 18 16 sf Cincinnati 8 -14 sf 21 18 c Cleveland 4 -11 sf 13 9 pc Columbia, SC 35 13 s 36 25 pc Columbus, OH 7 -10 sf 15 13 c Concord, NH 27 3 sn 19 -8 pc Dallas 63 49 s 71 61 c Denver 58 30 s 53 22 c Des Moines 16 11 sf 35 23 c Detroit 6 -11 sf 11 10 s Duluth 5 -6 pc 17 5 sn Fairbanks 22 1 pc 26 11 c Fargo 6 2 pc 26 2 c Hartford 21 0 sf 17 -2 s Helena 53 31 s 42 28 sn Honolulu 83 70 pc 79 68 sh Houston 63 53 pc 74 62 c Indianapolis 8 -5 c 20 17 c Jackson, MS 44 25 s 56 50 c Kansas City 21 17 pc 41 31 pc Knoxville 17 -3 sf 30 27 sn Las Vegas 77 50 pc 77 49 pc Los Angeles 70 54 pc 67 54 pc Louisville 11 -5 pc 26 24 c Memphis 27 20 pc 39 36 i Milwaukee 4 -5 pc 17 16 sf Minneapolis 7 0 pc 26 14 sn Montgomery 41 21 s 52 36 c Nashville 19 7 pc 30 28 sn New Orleans 54 40 s 66 58 c New York City 22 5 sf 21 12 pc Norfolk, VA 19 6 s 18 9 s Oklahoma City 56 39 s 58 43 pc Omaha 22 15 c 40 25 c Philadelphia 20 3 sf 19 9 s Phoenix 83 55 s 82 54 c Pittsburgh 6 -9 sf 11 7 pc Portland, ME 32 10 sn 22 -3 pc Portland, OR 55 42 c 53 37 c Providence 25 3 sf 18 4 s Raleigh 21 5 s 26 17 s Salt Lake City 61 37 s 52 33 pc St. Louis 17 11 pc 30 26 sn San Antonio 68 55 s 76 61 c San Diego 67 58 pc 66 56 pc San Francisco 65 50 pc 66 51 pc Seattle 54 44 c 52 40 c Washington, DC 20 4 c 22 13 s Amsterdam 45 39 s 45 37 c Baghdad 69 46 s 56 39 r Beijing 46 31 c 40 32 r Berlin 44 31 pc 46 34 pc Buenos Aires 75 57 pc 74 62 s Cairo 53 46 c 57 49 pc Calgary 51 28 c 41 21 c Cancun 74 60 s 75 63 s Dublin 47 33 sh 43 33 c Edmonton 39 29 pc 31 7 sn Halifax 31 22 sn 29 11 sn Kiev 34 31 c 37 31 pc London 48 38 r 45 35 r Madrid 54 34 s 50 37 c Mexico City 75 46 pc 76 46 pc Montreal 19 4 sn 7 -8 s Ottawa 10 -7 sf 7 -6 s Paris 47 40 pc 46 35 c Regina 26 20 sf 22 -10 c Rio de Janeiro 92 78 pc 95 77 c Rome 55 39 s 54 42 s St. John’s 35 32 sn 42 23 c San Juan 86 73 pc 85 74 pc Sydney 81 70 sh 81 71 r Tokyo 52 38 s 49 37 s Toronto 5 -11 c 8 -2 s Vancouver 51 39 sh 49 35 c Winnipeg 1 0 pc 14 -13 sn 57/30High ..................... 85 at Thermal, CALow ............... -33 at Crane Lake, MNFt. Myers 58/33 sun all day Punta Gorda 57/30 sun all day Sarasota 55/32 sun all day First Feb 25 Full Mar 5 Last Mar 13 New Mar 20 Today 7:20 a.m. 7:27 p.m. Friday 8:06 a.m. 8:33 p.m. Today 7:02 a.m. 6:23 p.m. Friday 7:01 a.m. 6:24 p.m. Today 5:39a 11:21a 6:07p ---Fri. 6:38a 12:20p 7:06p 12:52p Sat. 7:39a 1:25a 8:06p 1:52p(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday) MONTHLY RAINFALL Month 2015 2014 Avg. Record/YearJan. 0.64 3.67 1.80 7.07/1979 Feb. 2.97 1.24 2.43 11.05/1983 Mar. 5.10 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 2.00 2.03 5.80/1994 May 3.68 2.50 9.45/1991 Jun. 6.34 8.92 23.99/1974 Jul. 5.21 8.22 14.22/1995 Aug. 7.06 8.01 15.60/1995 Sep. 11.40 6.84 14.03/1979 Oct. 1.67 2.93 10.88/1995 Nov. 4.60 1.91 5.53/2002 Dec. 0.15 1.78 6.83/2002 Year 3.61 52.12 50.65 (since 1931)Totals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. | HEADLINE NEWS FROM AROUND FLORIDASiesta Key ranked No. 1 beach in US (Bradenton Herald) — Siesta Key snagged the No. 1 spot on Trip Advisor’s best beach rankings in the United States and the 14th spot for world beaches Wednesday, and several other Florida beaches made the top 25 nationally. The beach rankings are based on travelers’ choice and reviews on the website. Siesta Key was the only beach in Manatee and Sarasota counties on the national list and the only U.S. beach in the top 25 in the world. St. Pete got second nationally, Pensacola fth, Clearwater eighth, St. Augustine ninth and Panama City 10th. Also on the list in Florida were Fort Myers, Hollywood Beach and South Beach in Miami.Vanilla Ice charged with burglaryLANTANA (AP) — Vanilla Ice has been charged with breaking into and stealing from an abandoned home that is in foreclosure in Florida. Police in the Palm Beach County town of Lantana say the recording artist and home-improve ment-show host had been renovating a home next to the victim’s house. They said in a news release that some of the items were found at his property. Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, rose to fame following the 1990 release of the hit song “Ice Ice Baby.” In recent years, he has hosted “The Vanilla Ice Project” on DIY Network. The 47-year-old Van Winkle was charged Wednesday with burglary of residence and grand theft and taken into custody. Authorities say furniture, a pool heater, bicycles and other items were removed from the home sometime during December and February.Report: Lehigh teen tried running over her dadFORT MYERS (NewsPress) — A Lehigh Acres teen is facing felony charges after deputies said she tried running over her father with a car, twice. “She saw me and went to run me over,” her father, David Dodson, 52, of Lehigh Acres, told Lee County Sheriff’s Ofce deputies Sunday morning. A report made by the sheriff’s ofce said Jessica Mae Dodson, 17, of Lehigh Acres, was arrested Sunday on felony charges of aggravated assault and aggravated battery using a deadly weapon. The report said Dodson came home at 3 a.m. and saw a black car with its headlights off next to his work truck. He told deputies that there had been a theft attempt recently involving a black vehicle so he blocked the car in with his truck. When he approached the car it suddenly accelerated toward him, leaving him no time to JESSICA DODSONget out of the way. He said he jumped on the hood of the car, hitting the windshield, and then saw that it was his daughter driving. He said that the car then turned onto 14th Street NW and slammed to a stop, throwing him off. Dodson said his daughter then backed up and swerved toward him, trying to run him over again and forcing him to roll into the grass to avoid being hit. Deputies investigating the scene said tire marks, a hand print on the windshield and significant windshield damage to the 2008 black Mitsubishi Eclipse and injuries to Dodson’s hands, arms and torso were consistent with his statement. Furthermore, Dodson told deputies he was “scared to death” of his daughter and believed she might try to run him over again. While being inter viewed by deputies, Jessica called her father and he put the call on speaker, the report said. Deputies heard Jessica ask her father why he jumped on the car, repeatedly saying “I told you to get off the car.” He also told deputies that the issues with his daughter had started the day before when her mother saw her removing electronics from the home. A grand theft report on the electronics issue was made by Dodson. Jessica refused to speak to deputies or anyone and was charged. She was taken to the juvenile assessment center and later transferred to Salus Care after making suicide threats.Court upholds ban on openly carrying gunTALLAHASSEE (Orlando Sentinel) — In what judges described as a rst-of-its-kind case, an appeals court Wednesday upheld a Florida law that prevents people from openly carrying rearms, nding that the restriction does not violate the constitutional rights to bear arms. The appeals court said the state law does not “destroy the core right of self-defense enshrined in the Second Amendment” and in part of the Florida Constitution that guarantees the right to keep and bear arms. Also it pointed to the ability of people to get concealed-weapons permits. The ruling described the case as presenting a question of “rst impression” about whether the Second Amendment for bids the state from banning the open carrying of rearms while allowing people to carry concealed weapons under a per mitting system. In legal terms, a question of “rst impression” indicates a rst-of-its-kind decision.Gov. Scott orders less testing in public schoolsTALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is suspending a test given to the state’s 11th graders. Scott said Wednesday he will issue an executive order that will suspend one of the standardized tests given to students. Scott said he is making the move in anticipation of the Florida Legislature permanently eliminating the test. Scott is issuing the order after Education Commissioner Pam Stewart completed an investigation into the number of tests given by school districts. Stewart is calling for a reduction in the number of tests. Florida has been giving annual tests in all grades from third to 11th as part of a law pushed into place by former Gov. Jeb Bush. Stewart is also asking legislators to eliminate nal exams in subjects where students take an end of course test. SCOTTSt. Petersburg mayor wants to revive ‘dead’ propertiesST. PETERSBURG (AP) — The city of St. Petersburg has a new idea for breathing life into “dead” properties: Ask a judge to force them to auction. Mayor Rick Kriseman is targeting more than 400 properties in legal limbo sprinkled across nearly every city neighborhood. No one can buy the properties because it’s unclear who owns them, or the owner is unreachable or unresponsive. The Midtown neighborhood, one of the city’s poorest, has the greatest concentration, stymieing reinvestment there. The Tampa Bay Times reports that it appears the city would be the first in Florida to pur sue such a broad legal strategy to get dormant properties back in play for private investors or nonprofit affordable home builders.Police: Man arrested after harassing Lynn University coedsBOCA RATON (AP) — A 21-year-old man is accused of harassing coeds inside a Lynn University dormitory. Boca Raton police say Joseph Rutkowski was arrested last week on charges of burglary with assault and battery. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports Rutkowski followed three women to their dorm on Thursday and went inside as they used their ID cards to enter. Police say he followed them to their room. When the women slammed the door, he went to a different room. A woman inside thought he was a friend of her roommate. When Rutkowski tried to kiss her, she screamed and ran. He then went to another room and hugged another student. Someone called 911 and he was arrested. He remained in jail Wednesday with no bond. Daytona Beach cop accused of groping womanDAYTONA BEACH (AP) — A Daytona Beach police officer is accused of groping a handcuffed woman. Police Chief Mike Chitwood says 22-yearold Larry Jones was arrested Tuesday and is on administrative leave without pay pending an internal affairs investigation. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Jones was hired in March and is still in his probationary period. VANILLA ICE


SPORTSThursday, February 19, 2015 @ S unCoastSports SunCoastSportsNow .com Sports Editor: Mark Lawrence INDEX | Lottery 2 | Auto racing 2 | Colleges 2 | MLB 3 | NFL 3 | College basketball 4 | NBA 4 | NHL 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Preps 6 Winston will get a ‘fair shake’ from NFL teams, Page 3NORTH PORT — Jared Powers arrived on North Port High School’s campus in January, preaching responsibility and accountability to his players. But the message that hadn’t resonated completely. Christian Van Der Veer and Mike Innello, the program’s two starting quarterbacks in 2014, transferred to Venice and Port Charlotte, respectively. Now Powers is gone, too. Jared Powers stepped down as North Port High School’s football coach, athletic director Ryan LaVallee conrmed Wednesday. Powers had been hired as the Bobcats coach less than two months before. Powers informed North Port principal David Jones of his decision on Tuesday, citing personal reasons.. “I don’t have an answer for the kids,” LaVallee said. “I feel awful for the kids. It breaks my heart.” LaVallee said he was blindsided by the news, equally so by the non-specic reason for the coach’s departure. “He didn’t give them the reason,” he said. “He didn’t feel like he could talk to the kids about it, I guess.” Powers did not respond to messages seeking his comment. North Port players were ofcially told of Powers’ departure Wednesday, after being summoned Help wanted: Bobcats seeking new coachBy ROB SHORESPORTS WRITER PREP FOOTBALL: North PortPowers steps down two months after starting COACH | 6 SUN FILE PHOTO BY ROB SHOREJared Powers, who was just settling in as North Port High School’s football coach, stepped down on Tuesday.PUNTA GORDA — The eight seniors on the Charlotte High School wrestling team were determined not to lose their final regular-season home matches. That refuse-to-lose attitude resulted in six wins, leading the Tarpons to a 40-27 victory over Venice at the Wally Keller Gymnasium on Wednesday during senior night. The dual matchup was even closer than the final score indicated as three matches went down to the wire, with the Tarpons (20-3) winning two to make the difference. Senior Sam Spence was able to get an escape, reversal and takedown in the final seconds of each period to earn a 6-5 win over Lincoln Yoder in the 138-pound class. “Sam had never beaten him before, so this was a big win for him going into the postseason,” Charlotte coach Evan Robinson said. “It’s nice to see we’re peaking at this time.” At 152, Travis Locklear used an escape and takedown in the closing seconds for a comefrom-behind 7-6 win over Jake Mathis. “I had to be tough and commit to what I was doing and tough it out. I knew I had to get an escape and takedown to win,” Locklear said. “It was senior night, so I had to win.” Ryan Rubenacker (106), Dylan Mooney (132) and Dalton Mills(195) won matches by decision, the latter clinching the meet for Charlotte. Brody Mansfield (160) and Bucky Dennis (285) had pinfalls in under a minute. “We’re starting to work hard as we get to the postseason, Mooney said. “I lost to Zach Kelly 2-1 last week, so that was a good comeback.” Venice (32-2) wrestled a little SUN PHOTO BY R C GREENWOODMatthew Gjerde of Charlotte looks for the referee to call a pin in his 120-pound victory against Venice’s Hunter Moline on Wednesday night in Punta Gorda.Tarpons take down Venice WRESTLING: Charlotte 40, Venice 27By CHUCK BALLAROSUN CORRESPONDENTSeniors help Charlotte to win over Indians TARPONS | 6 UP NEXTCharlotte: District 2A-11 championships at Island Coast High School, Cape Coral, Feb. 27, 1 p.m. Mantas run out of rallies in lossVENICE — Venice High School’s softball team scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on only one hit to defeat Lemon Bay 11-9 Wednesday night and hand the Manta Rays their first loss of the season. The Indians rallied after Lemon Bay battled back from a 9-1 deficit to tie with five runs in the top of the sixth. “They (Venice) came out hitting the ball and they hit it hard and they exploited us for any little misstep,” said Mantas coach Kim Pinkham. The Indians got four runs in the bottom of the first inning and chased starting pitcher Ashton Werden from the mound after she retired only one batter. Bridget Ruhl came on to pitch and eventually got the Mantas out of the inning, but gave up another run in the second to make it 5-0. Lemon Bay got on the scoreboard in the third inning as Savanna Galloway, Summer Jones and Kacyn Shirley led SOFTBALL: Venice 11, Lemon Bay 9By BRUCE ROBINSSUN CORRESPONDENTMANTAS | 6 AP FILE PHOTOFlag waves from the Lake Placid, N.Y., crowd as the U.S. hockey team pounces on goalie Jim Craig after their 4-3 victory against the Soviets in the Winter Olympics on Feb. 22, 1980. LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — It’s been more than three decades since his landmark goal became the center piece of the U.S. Olympic hockey team’s Miracle on Ice. For 60-year-old Mike Eruzione, it still seems like only yesterday. “It was a long time ago, but for me it’s different,” said Eruzione, whose game-winning goal against the Soviet Union in the medal round at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics still sends chills down an awful lot of spines. “I deal with it so often it’s hard to believe it’s been 35 years. Every week I’m doing something or going somewhere that’s associated with 1980.” With his inimitable deft touch, Hall of Fame coach Herb Brooks guided Eruzione and his fuzzy-faced teammates, college kids matched up against one of the best teams in hockey history. On Feb. 22, they triumphed with an improbable comeback. The U.S. defeated the Soviets 4-3 on Eruzione’s 30-foot shot midway through the third period to deprive them of what likely would have been their sixth gold medal in seven Winter Olympics, then clinched the gold by rallying past Finland 4-2. “It doesn’t feel like yesterday,” said Buzz Schneider, a winger on the U.S. team and today involved in real estate Frozen in timeBy JOHN KEKISASSOCIATED PRESS OLYMPICS: Miracle on Ice35 years later, it seems like only yesterday Frozen in time Frozen in time Frozen in time Frozen in time Frozen in time Frozen in time Frozen in time Frozen in time Frozen in time Frozen in time Frozen in time Frozen in time Frozen in time Frozen in time “ I deal with it so often it’s hard to believe it’s been 35 years.MIKE ERUZIONEMIRACLE | 5


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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. | THIS WEEK ON TRACKNASCAR SPRINT CUPDAYTONA 500 Site: Daytona International Speedway (tri-oval, 2.5 miles), Daytona Beach. Schedule: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, noon1:30 p.m.), qualifying races, 7 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, 5-10 p.m.); Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2-3:30 p.m.); Saturday, prac tice (Fox Sports 1, 10:30 a.m.-noon); Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (Fox, noon-5 p.m.). Race distance: 500 miles, 200 laps. Last year: Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the seasonopening race for the second time. Fast facts: Jeff Gordon won the pole Sunday for his final Daytona 500. He won the race in 1997, 1999 and 2005. Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson took the other front-row spot. The other starting positions will be set Thursday night in the qualifying races. ... Kevin Harvick won the season title last year in his first season with Stewart-Haas Racing. He won the 2007 race. ... Matt Kenseth won the wreck-filled Sprint Unlimited exhibition race Saturday night. Next race: Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500, March 1, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia. Online: www.nascar.comXFINITYALERT TODAY FLORIDA 300 Site: Daytona International Speedway (tri-oval, 2.5 miles), Daytona Beach. Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 12:30-2 p.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m.); Saturday, quali fying (Fox Sports 1, noon-1:30 p.m.), race, 3:30 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, 3-6 p.m.). Race distance: 300 miles, 120 laps. Last year: Regan Smith won the opener, holding off Brad Keselowski. Fast facts: Xfinity signed a 10-year sponsorship deal in September. It replaces Nationwide Insurance. ... Kyle Busch won seven times last year to push his series-record total to 70. ... Dale Earnhardt Jr. is racing. ... Darrell Wallace Jr. is driving Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 6 Ford this season. He won four Truck series races last year for Kyle Busch Motorsports.. Next race: Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500, March 1, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia. Online: CAMPING WORLD TRUCKALERT TODAY FLORIDA 300 Site: Daytona International Speedway (tri-oval, 2.5 miles), Daytona Beach. Schedule: Thursday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 3:30-5 p.m.); Friday, qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 4:30-6 p.m.), race, 7:30 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, 7-10 p.m.). Race distance: 250 miles, 100 laps. Last year: Kyle Busch raced to the first of his seven 2014 series victories. He became the first driver to win Truck, ARCA, Nationwide and Sprint Cup races at the track. Fast facts: Busch has 42 series victories, nine short of Ron Hornaday Jr.’s record. ... Erik Jones is racing full-time in Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 4 Toyota. The 18-year-old Jones had three victories in 12 starts last season, splitting time with Busch in the No. 51 truck. Jones also is driving in the Xfinity race Saturday for Joe Gibbs Racing. ... Matt Crafton won the season title the last two years. Next race: Atlanta 200, Feb. 28, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia. Online: www.nascar.comNHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACINGCARQUEST AUTO PARTS NHRA NATIONALS Site: Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler, Arizona. Schedule: Friday, qualifying; Saturday, quali fying (ESPN2, Sunday, 1-3 a.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 6-8 p.m.).. Race distance: 250 miles, 100 laps. Last year: Alexis DeJoria raced to her first Funny Car victory, beating Robert Hight in the final. Antron Brown won in Top Fuel, and Allen Johnson in Pro Stock. Fast facts: John Force is racing a Chevrolet Camaro following Ford’s Mello Yello departure. The 65-year-old Funny Car great has a record 16 season titles and 141 event victories. John Force Racing also fields Funny Cars for Hight and daughter Courtney Force and a Top Fuel car for daughter Brittany Force. Next race: Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gator nationals, March 13-15, Auto-Plus Raceway, Gainesville, Florida. Online: — Associated Press Analyst: Gators unluckiest in nationSTAFF REPORTGAINESVILLE — Mere seconds after Mississippi’s Stefan Moody buried a 26-foot 3-pointer for a 62-61 victory over Florida, this item was posted on Twitter by basketball analyst and metrics savant Ken Pomeroy: #TeamBadLuck :( Gators fans, no doubt, were thinking the same thing. But Pomeroy, or “KenPom” as he is known in the expanding stratosphere of sports analytics, wasn’t thinking anything about yet another last-second Florida gut punch. He was computing it. According to, the advanced metrics website that crunches tempo-free statistics and is a bible for basketball ofces throughout the country, the Gators rank dead-last in luck among Division I basketball’s 351 programs. And that’s not a subjective statement, but rather a quantitative statistic backed up by real data. Florida (13-13, 6-7) had lost two straight one-point games before Wednesday night’s 50-47 victory over Vanderbilt (see Page 4). The Gators had dropped eight of 12 games when they were within four points inside a minute to go. Six of eight that went down to the nal possession. The denition for luck is “a measure of the deviation between a team’s actual winning percentage and what one would expect from its game-by-game efciencies.” Florida’s “luck” gure was a minus-.162, a measurement that is determined by a complicated mathematical model that takes in a multitude of statistics — such as offensive and defensive efciency, turnovers per 100 possessions, offensive rebounding, free-throw attempts, etc. — and spits out a baseline number for an expected winning percentage. Four Seminoles earn All-ACC academic: Four members of the Florida State indoor volleyball team were named to the All-ACC academic team. Senior libero Katie Mosher, senior setter Sarah Wickstrom, junior outside hitter Nicole Walch and freshman side hitter Milica Kubura were all included on the 31-member list. As sport management majors, Wickstrom earned her third nod to the team, while Mosher and Walch picked up their second. Kubura won her first as an actuarial science major. Tomlinson named SEC golfer of the week: A career-best finish at the SunTrust Gator Invitational led University of Florida men’s golfer J.D. Tomlinson to be named SEC Golfer of the Week, the conference announced. Tomlinson, a senior, shot a 3-under 207 during to weekend to tie for second place at the home event on Sunday. The Gainesville local had recorded two ties for third place, most recently at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational in October, but Sunday was the first time he saw his name in the runner-up spot. It also marked his third top-10 finish this year. USF earns cross country all-aca demic honor: South Florida’s cross country teams were honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for finishing the season with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. STATE COLLEGES DAYTONA BEACH — In hindsight, 2002 might have been an omen of how heartbreaking the Daytona 500 would be for Tony Stewart. He had established himself as the driver to beat, but never even got a chance to race for the win. An engine failure just two laps into the race had Stewart almost back home in North Carolina before the checkered ag fell. Two years later, he ran second to winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. He was a contender in 2007, only to wreck out of the race in an incident with Kurt Busch. The following year, he was leading down the backstretch on the nal lap when Busch’s push of teammate Ryan Newman helped Newman snatch the win. Scoreboard: 17 Daytona 500s, 0 wins for one of NASCAR’s biggest stars. “The one in 2008, when Newman passed him coming to the line, that one hurt,” Greg Zipadelli, Stewart’s crew chief for so many of those heartbreaking nishes, said Wednesday. “They all hurt because we want to win. And we have all these times where we say we could have won it, at least three or four where we simply had a phenomenal race car. Things go differently, maybe he’s won four or ve of these.” Stewart, the three-time NASCAR champion, is the current version of the late Dale Earnhardt. Earnhardt won everywhere and racked up championships, but came up short time and time again in the “The Great American Race.” Not until his 20th try did Earnhardt get that elusive win, leading to one of the most iconic memories in NASCAR history as crews lined up along pit road to greet him as he headed to victory lane. Now the clock is ticking on Stewart, who will make his 18th start in Sunday’s season-opener. He hasn’t given up on this race, one of just a few on the Sprint Cup schedule he’s never won. “Not until the day that I don’t run here anymore,” he said of wondering if he’ll ever win Daytona 500. “Everybody has got a shot here. We’ve been in that position before. That at least gives you condence that you’ve got a shot.” Winning the Daytona 500 does not consume Stewart the way he once was about reaching victory lane at his beloved Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Daytona doesn’t bug him the same way, perhaps because he is NASCAR’s winningest active driver at the superspeedway despite his record in the Daytona 500. Between the July Sprint Cup race at Daytona, exhibitions, the second-tier Xnity Series and the former IROC series, Stewart has won at Daytona 19 times. He trails only Earnhardt, who had 34. But the Daytona 500 can be a uky race with random winners — Derrike Cope won in 1990 when Earnhardt blew a tire, Trevor Bayne won in his rst start in 2011 because of where he was and who was pushing him on the nal restart — and it’s just never gone in Stewart’s favor. Stewart understands that is goes that way at Daytona, but that 2008 race does bother him the most. To this day, he be lieves he lost it more than Busch helped Newman win. “I had the option. I could have done something, but if I did that, I took a risk of wrecking the entire eld to win the race,” Stewart said. “I chose to not wreck everybody, and I don’t remember where we ended up, but we were leading until we got to the middle of the backstretch on the last lap.” He nished third, the agony of defeat all over him that day. Now Stewart goes in to another Daytona 500 with hope, even a little hype, that this might be his year. He’s had a horrible two years both on the track and off since he broke his leg in a sprint car accident in 2013. Although he was back in the car last year, his leg wasn’t 100 percent and his performance was below par. Then he fatally struck Kevin Ward Jr. in an August sprint car race in upstate New York, and he retreated for three weeks to grieve. Stewart was not himself when he returned, but used this past offseason to recharge and refocus. But he’s as close to the old Smoke as he’s been in years, and few are counting him out on Sunday. “He’s as relaxed and as focused and as excited as I’ve seen him in three or four years,” Zipadelli said. “The last few years have been trying on everybody, including himself. But he realized he needed to get focused and come back in a better place.”By JENNA FRYERASSOCIATED PRESS AUTO RACING: Daytona 500NASCAR vet has come close, but never won Great American RaceCan Stewart end his Daytona 500 jinx?AP PHOTODriver Tony Stewart, center, has a laugh with his crew in the garage Saturday during a practice session for the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach. Stewart has never won the Sprint Cup’s opening race.


The Sun /Thursday, February 19, 2015 SP Page 3 | SPRING TRAINING PREVIEWWashington NationalsMANAGER: Matt Williams (second season). 2014: 96-66, first place, lost to Giants in NLDS. TRAINING TOWN: Viera. PARK: Space Coast Stadium. FIRST WORKOUT: Saturday/Feb. 26. HE’S HERE: RHP Max Scherzer, INF Yunel Escobar, RHP Casey Janssen, 2B Dan Uggla, 3B Ian Stewart, RHP Heath Bell. HE’S OUTTA HERE: 1B Adam LaRoche, 2B Asdrubal Cabrera, RHP Tyler Clippard, RHP Rafael Soriano, LHP Ross Detwiler, OF Nate Schierholtz. GOING CAMPIN’: There’s not much in the way of competition or roster questions heading into spring training for a team that had the best record in the National League for the second time in three seasons — and bowed out in an NL Division Series for the second time in three seasons, too. The biggest intrigue has to do with a couple of cornerstone players who could become free agents after this season: SS Ian Desmond and RHP Jordan Zimmermann. GM Mike Rizzo might decide to trade one or both if long-term contracts can’t be reached; he also might let both play out this season to give the Nationals their best chance at finally making some noise in the postseason. Rizzo hedged against the possible departures of either of those two homegrown players by signing Scherzer, the 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner, to a free-agent deal worth about $200 million over seven years, and by trading for Escobar, who for now replaces Cabrera as the starter at second base. Also worth watching in Viera: How Ryan Zimmerman adjusts to his move across the diamond to first base, and who gets the relief innings Clippard, Soriano and Detwiler pitched.Atlanta BravesMANAGER: Fredi Gonzalez (fifth season). 2014: 79-83, tied for second place. TRAINING TOWN: Kissimmee. PARK: Champion Stadium. FIRST WORKOUT: Saturday/Feb. 26. HE’S HERE: RHP Shelby Miller, OF Nick Markakis, LHP Eric Stults, OF Jonny Gomes, RHP Jason Grilli, RHP Jim Johnson, C A.J. Pierzynski, RHP Mike Foltynewicz, INF Alberto Callaspo, OF Zoilo Almonte, RHP Arodys Vizcaino, RHP Michael Kohn, OF Eury Perez, INF Jace Peterson. HE’S OUTTA HERE: OF Justin Upton, OF Jason Heyward, C Evan Gattis, RHP Ervin Santana, RHP Aaron Harang, 2B Tommy La Stella, RHP David Carpenter, RHP Jordan Walden, RHP David Hale, C Gerald Laird, C Ryan Doumit, OF Emilio Bonifacio, INF Ramiro Pena, RHP Anthony Varvaro. GOING CAMPIN’: The Braves fired general manager Frank Wren with a week to go in a disappointing 2014 season and hired John Hart to begin the rebuilding process. He has given the roster a huge makeover, which isn’t likely to pay dividends for at least a few years. Restocking the once-mighty farm system was a major priority, which is why Hart dealt three of his top hitters — Upton, Heyward and Gattis — while receiving only one player (Miller) who surely will be in the majors this year. The signing of Markakis indicated the Braves are still making some pretense of contending in the NL East, but it’s hard to imagine how a team that already ranked among the worst offenses in baseball is going to turn things around with players such as Gomes, Almonte and Callaspo. Top prospect Christian Bethancourt is set to take over at catcher, while much of the attention this spring will be on another Upton. Justin’s older brother, B.J., is coming off two miserable seasons, and has three years left on a $75.25 million contract. B.J. has been working with new hitting coach Kevin Seitzer in another attempt to turn things around.New York MetsMANAGER: Terry Collins (fifth season). 2014: 79-83, tied for second place. TRAINING TOWN: Port St. Lucie. PARK: Tradition Field. FIRST WORKOUT: Saturday/Feb. 26. HE’S HERE: OF Michael Cuddyer, OF-1B John Mayberry Jr., LHP Sean Gilmartin, C Johnny Monell. HE’S OUTTA HERE: OF Eric Young Jr., RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka, OF Bobby Abreu, RHP Gonzalez Germen. GOING CAMPIN’: The spotlight will be on All-Star ace Matt Harvey as he returns from Tommy John surgery to lead a talented young pitching staff that has the Mets thinking playoffs for the first time in years. Harvey showed up at spring training 10 days early and said he’ll accept whatever innings restrictions the team decides on. Coming off their sixth consecutive losing season since moving into Citi Field, the Mets were first out of the gate in free agency last fall, signing Cuddyer to a $21 million, two-year contract that cost them the 15th pick in the June draft. After that aggressive move, though, they stayed quiet all winter. And while the pitching staff is full of promise, the lineup and defense remain question marks. Cuddyer, who turns 36 in March, is longtime pals with captain David Wright and should help at the plate if healthy. Wright is coming off a left shoulder injury that wrecked 2014, and Curtis Granderson must provide more consistent power during his second season with the Mets. The club also hopes Travis d’Arnaud’s offseason elbow surgery to remove a bone spur will improve the catcher’s throwing. A couple of middle relief jobs could be open, at least until 2013 closer Bobby Parnell is all back from his own Tommy John surgery. Wilmer Flores, a young hitter with a suspect glove, figures to get his shot at shortstop — a gaping hole since Jose Reyes left.Miami MarlinsMANAGER: Mike Redmond (third season). 2014: 77-85, fourth place. TRAINING TOWN: Jupiter. PARK: Roger Dean Stadium. FIRST WORKOUT: Friday/Feb. 24. HE’S HERE: RHP Mat Latos, 1B-OF Michael Morse, 2B Dee Gordon, 3B Martin Prado, RHP Dan Haren, OF Ichiro Suzuki, RHP Aaron Crow, RHP David Phelps, RHP Andre Rienzo, RHP Preston Claiborne, INF-OF Don Kelly, RHP Nick Masset, INF Miguel Rojas. HE’S OUTTA HERE: 3B Casey McGehee, RHP Nathan Eovaldi, 1B Garrett Jones, RHP Anthony DeSclafani, LHP Dan Jennings, LHP Andrew Heaney, RHP Chris Hatcher, RHP Arquimedes Caminero, RHP Kevin Gregg, INF Kike Hernandez, LHP Brian Flynn. GOING CAMPIN’: The Marlins were thinking long-term when they signed slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a record $325 million deal, but they want to win now. Three-quarters of the infield will be new following a busy offseason, and the Marlins strengthened an already solid rotation, raising expectations the team can end an 11-season playoff drought. Key questions in camp will include the health of Stanton, the status of Haren and the back end of the rotation. Stanton’s season ended Sept. 11 when he was hit in the face by a pitch, and the Marlins are anxious to see that the NL home run champion is fully recovered. With or without Haren, who wants to pitch close to his family in Southern California, Redmond must fill out a rotation led by Latos and RHP Henderson Alvarez, with 2013 NL Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez on schedule to return at midseason from reconstructive elbow surgery.Philadelphia PhilliesMANAGER: Ryne Sandberg (third season). 2014: 73-89, fifth place. TRAINING TOWN: Clearwater. PARK: Bright House Field. FIRST WORKOUT: Today/Feb. 24. HE’S HERE: RHP Aaron Harang, RHP Clay Billingsley, OF Jordan Danks, INF Odubel Herrera, OF Jeff Francoeur, OF Xavier Paul, RHP Kevin Slowey. HE’S OUTTA HERE: SS Jimmy Rollins, RF Marlon Byrd, RHP A.J. Burnett, LHP Antonio Bastardo, RHP Kyle Kendrick, C Wil Nieves, OF Tony Gwynn Jr. GOING CAMPIN’: The Phillies are in full rebuilding mode after dealing Rollins, Byrd and Bastardo. They’ve made it clear they want to move Ryan Howard and they’re fielding offers for Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon. Cliff Lee could be gone once he proves he’s healthy. Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz might be on the trading block during the season. Even the front office had a shakeup as Hall of Famer Pat Gillick returned as president, replacing David Montgomery. Expectations are low for these Phillies coming off their second straight 73-win year. They have a few young players to watch, including infielder Maikel Franco, third baseman Cody Asche and setup man Ken Giles. Freddy Galvis gets a chance to replace Rollins. Domonic Brown tries to regain his 2013 All-Star stroke and Darin Ruf may get a chance to be a regular. Still, fans are more interested in potential Phils’ trades than watching them play. NL EAST SPRING PREVIEWS We take a team-by-team look this week at each division entering spring training. Tuesday: NL West Wednesday: NL Central TODAY: NL East Friday: AL West Saturday: AL Central Sunday: AL East BASEBALL: Spring TrainingGiants looking for ‘odd’ successSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The San Francisco Giants roll in even years, winning the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Enough of that pattern, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “We want to have a lot of fun in an odd year,” he said while San Francisco pitchers and catchers reported for spring training on Wednesday. Pitchers and catchers also reported to the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies. The rest of the major league teams will get going over the next few days, half of them in Arizona, half in Florida. As usual, pitching should be San Francisco’s strength. Bochy said he’s pretty set on the ve-man rotation that will open the season. He didn’t name them. But by eliminating the non-starters he did mention, the ve would be ace Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, Tim Hudson, Jake Peavy and Tim Lincecum. “We haven’t put the order down exactly but we’ve got a pretty good idea of what it’s going to be,” Bochy said. Sandberg backs Howard: In Clearwater, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Ryan Howard would be the team’s first baseman, despite the team’s rebuilding efforts and attempts to trade the declining veteran. Howard is due a minimum of $60 million over the next two years. “Right now he’s here to prepare for the season as one of the guys,” Sandberg said. “If he gets to where he’s hitting 30-35 home runs, which is good home runs for this day and age of baseball, he can help us win games this year. To see him in the spring and see him prepare and have him get ready, he’s here. Right now, unless he gets unseated he’s the first baseman.” Tanaka probably will throw 1st bullpen session today: In Tampa, Masahiro Tanaka probably will throw his first bullpen session of the year today at the New York Yankees’ minor league complex. Tanaka missed 2 months last year while rehabilitating a partially torn ulnar collateral liga ment in his right elbow, managed to avoid surgery and returned for two late-September starts. The right-hander threw for 34 minutes on level ground Tuesday, a day after arriving from Japan ahead of the opening spring training workout this weekend. Hosmer, Royals agree to $13.9 million contract: In Kansas City, Mo., first baseman Eric Hosmer and the Kansas City Royals avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $13.9 million, two-year contract less than 24 hours before their hearing. Hosmer gets $5.65 million this season and $8.25 million next season, and will be eligible for arbitration again in 2017. He is not eligible for free agency until 2018.BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSPhillies manager Sandberg backs Howard to keep rst base postAP PHOTOSan Francisco Giants relief pitcher Santiago Casilla signs autographs for fans after arriving for spring training baseball workouts Wednesday in Scottsdale, Ariz. Giants pitchers and catchers have their rst ocial workout scheduled for today. Teams are not letting off-eld issues scare them away from possibly drafting Jameis Winston. Or at the least, the franchises in a position to select Winston are not ruling him out because of questions regarding his character and maturity. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tennessee Titans hold the rst and second overall picks, respectively, in the 2015 NFL Draft. Both franchises are in desper ate need of a difference maker at quarterback, which has led them both to target Winston, who is considered by most pundits to be the best signal caller in the draft class. Winston is a proven winner with rened technique, and has an un canny ability to anticipate and make difcult passes. But the questions surrounding Winston are not about what he can do on the eld. Winston has had several incidents during his three years at FSU, including being accused of sexual assault, although the State Attorney’s ofce opted not to le charges against Winston after an investigation. He was also cleared by the univer sity following a code of conduct case. “I understand allegations are against him, I understand he went through the justice system, court system to be exonerated of some allegations against him,” Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith said Wednesday during the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. “I understand some of the college things that a lot of guys do that you wish you didn’t later on. And I understand some of the things that are on his record right now. We just take all the information we can possibly get at this point, it’s early, keep in mind it’s just at the combine and we have a lot more research and we’ll do that.” Teams are allocated 15 minutes to talk to players during the NFL scouting combine, but that brief meeting will be just the early stages of an extensive probe into Winston’s history. Winston’s off-eld issues have been well documented on national level. Along with the rape allegation, Winston has drawn criticism for his involvement in less serious matters such as being cited for shoplifting — in which he was suspended for a week from the baseball program — and for shouting a lewd comment on campus, which resulted in a one-game suspension from the football team. “As it comes to any player, Jameis included, you have to do your due diligence and research on them,” Titans general manager Ruston Webster said. “You have to know what the reality of the situation is and just don’t go along with the per ception. Give the player — I don’t want to say the benet of the doubt — but do your research so you know what the real questions are, what the real answers are and give him a fair shake. “So for us, we’ve done a lot of work on Jameis, we’ll continue to do a lot of work on Jameis. it’s something I don’t want to go off perception.” Bucs general manager Jason Licht was reluctant to hint at what he would do with the No. 1 overall pick, but said he was leaning towards keeping it. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock believes Winston will end up in Tampa Bay, although he too questioned whether was mature enough to be the face of a franchise. Winston is expected to throw for scouts and executives Saturday, as is Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, who is also a top target for the Bucs and other teams atop the draft. By BRENDAN SONNONEORLANDO SENTINEL NFL: Jameis WinstonOff-eld issues not scaring off suitors in NFLTeams will give Winston ‘fair shake’AP FILE PHOTOAs Jameis Winston prepares to attend the NFL scouting combine, the teams in a position to select him are looking at the quarterback with an open mind, despite his problems o the eld. Deal lets Cardinals hold onto star WRBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSPHOENIX — Larry Fitzgerald is staying with the Arizona Cardinals, the only home he’s known in his 11-year NFL career. The eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver has agreed to a restructured, twoyear contract, Cardinals general manager Steve Keim announced at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis on Wednesday. The deal guarantees Fitzgerald $11 million in each of the two years, a person with knowledge of the details said, and will save the Cardinals nearly $13 million off their salary cap gure. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the salary gures had not ofcially been made public. No vote of confidence for Cutler in Chicago: In Indianapolis, Chicago Bears coach John Fox was given ample opportunity to endorse Jay Cutler as their quarterback for 2015 and beyond. Time and again, he declined. “We’re going to ask this about eight different ways?” coach John Fox said after one of the attempts at the NFL scouting combine. “I don’t think there’s any question that there’s ability and talent there. But there’s a lot more that goes into it, and we’re evaluating that as we speak.” Shanahan discusses RG3, Snyder on radio: In Washington, former Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says things went downhill for him in Washington because Robert Griffin III and team owner Dan Snyder both wanted the quarterback to become a dropback passer. In an interview on D.C. radio station ESPN980’s “The Sports Fix” show, Shanahan spoke mostly about Griffin and Snyder. In Shanahan’s telling, a disagree ment over the direction the team’s offense would take — and whether Griffin was ready to be a classic pocket QB — led to the breakdown of their working relationship. NFL NOTEBOOK


Page 4 SP The Sun /Thursday, February 19, 2015 AP PHOTOFlorida guard Kasey Hill, center, is fouled while driving to the basket by Vanderbilt guard Riley LaChance, left, and James Siakam during the second half at the O’Connell Center on Wednesday in Gainesville. Florida defeated Vanderbilt 50-47. GAINSVILLE — Devin Robinson scored 12 points and hit a two-handed dunk with 2.1 seconds remaining to give Florida a 50-47 win over Vanderbilt on Wednesday night. The Gators (13-13, 6-7 Southeastern Conference) played without starters and leading scorers Michael Frazier II (ankle) and Dorian Finney-Smith (suspension; violation of team rules) but still managed to shoot 36 percent from the eld. After Florida took a 19-12 lead with 8:37 left in the rst half, Vanderbilt (14-12, 4-9) went on a 13-0 run to take a 25-19 advantage into halftime, with LaChance scoring six points off 2-of-2 shooting from beyond the arc. The Gators missed all 10 of their shots during that span.FLORIDA 50, VANDERBILT 47VANDERBILT (14-12) Baldwin IV 2-7 2-2 7, Fisher-Davis 1-8 0-1 3, LaChance 7-18 0-0 17, Jones 3-5 2-2 8, Siakam 3-6 3-3 9, Kornet 1-7 0-0 3, Watkins 0-0 0-0 0, Josephs 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-51 7-8 47. FLORIDA (13-13) Hill 1-5 1-4 3, Carter 2-9 2-3 6, Robinson 5-10 2-3 12, Murphy 3-6 3-4 11, Horford 2-6 0-0 4, Chiozza 2-5 2-4 8, Edwards 0-0 0-0 0, C. Walker 1-4 0-2 2, Kurtz 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 18-50 10-20 50. Halftime—Vanderbilt 25-19. 3-Point Goals—Vanderbilt 6-20 (LaChance 3-7, Baldwin IV 1-2, Fisher-Davis 1-5, Kornet 1-6), Florida 4-17 (Murphy 2-4, Chiozza 2-4, Hor ford 0-1, Robinson 0-1, Hill 0-2, Carter 0-5). Fouled Out—Jones. Rebounds—Van derbilt 31 (Baldwin IV, Kornet 7), Florida 41 (Chiozza, Horford, Robinson 6). Assists— Vanderbilt 8 (Baldwin IV, Josephs, Kornet 2), Florida 9 (Hill 5). Total Fouls— Vanderbilt 15, Florida 15. A— 9,417.Miami 76, Virginia Tech 52: In Coral Gables, Sheldon McClellan scored 21 points, Tonye Jekiri finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds and Miami shook off a slow start to easily beat Virginia Tech.MIAMI 76, VIRGINIA TECH 52VIRGINIA TECH (10-16) Muller 2-5 1-1 5, Smith 5-9 2-3 15, Bibbs 3-9 2-4 11, Hill 2-7 1-2 6, Henry 0-2 1-2 1, Wilson 3-5 5-6 11, Pierce 0-1 0-0 0, Beyer 0-2 0-0 0, Hudson 0-3 1-2 1, Johnston 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 16-46 13-20 52. MIAMI (17-9) Reed 3-7 3-5 9, McClellan 7-10 5-6 21, Palmer 3-8 0-0 8, Rodriguez 3-8 4-5 11, Jekiri 6-7 3-4 15, Newton 0-0 0-0 0, Burnett 0-3 2-2 2, Thomas 0-0 0-0 0, Fernandez 0-1 0-0 0, Lecomte 2-4 0-2 6, Sherman 2-3 0-0 4, Cruz Uceda 0-0 0-0 0, Stowell 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 2651 17-24 76. Halftime—Miami 29-26. 3-Point Goals— Virginia Tech 7-21 (Smith 3-5, Bibbs 3-6, Hill 1-2, Wilson 0-1, Johnston 0-2, Hudson 0-2, Muller 0-3), Miami 7-22 (McClellan 2-3, Le comte 2-3, Palmer 2-5, Rodriguez 1-5, Fer nandez 0-1, Burnett 0-2, Reed 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Virginia Tech 19 (Wilson 4), Miami 40 (Jekiri 15). Assists— Virginia Tech 10 (Hill 3), Miami 21 (Reed 5). Total Fouls—Virginia Tech 17, Miami 13. Technical—Miami Bench. A— 5,007.TOP 25 MENPenn State 55, Wisconsin 47: In State College, Pa., Sam Dekker scored 22 points and Frank Kaminsky added 16 as No. 5 Wisconsin overcame a late Penn State surge to defeat the Nittany Lions. Dekker and Penn State’s D.J. Newbill waged an entertaining scoring battle. Newbill scored 29 points, but the next-highest scorer for Penn State (15-12, 3-11) was Brandon Taylor with seven. The Badgers (24-2, 12-1), despite shooting 39 percent, were aided by Nigel Hayes’ 13 rebounds and nine points. Wisconsin’s 24th victory marked the school’s best start in program history. No. 11 Northern Iowa 59, Loyola 39: In Chicago, Seth Tuttle and Nate Buss each scored 10 points as Northern Iowa won its 14th straight. They also tied a season low for points allowed while holding Loyola (16-11, 6-9) to its lowest scoring total, and this game was every bit as lopsided as the numbers indicated. Syracuse 69, No. 12 Louisville 59: In Syracuse, Rakeem Christmas rebounded from his worst game of the season, scoring 29 points and blocking four shots.TOP 25 WOMENBaylor 67, Texas Tech 60: In Lubbock, Texas, Niya Johnson matched her season high with 17 points and Nina Davis added 12 to help No. 3 Baylor beat Texas Tech . Northwestern 59, No. 21 Nebraska 51: In Evanston, Ill., Nia Coffey had 17 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in Northwestern’s victory over Nebraska. No. 24 George Washington 65, VCU 57: In Richmond, Va., Jonquel Jones had 15 points and matched her career high with 18 rebounds to help George Washington beat VCU.Robinson slam boosts Gators over Vanderbilt COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUPHurricanes overcome shaky start, defeat HokiesBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STATE SCHEDULETODAY’S GAMES Lipscomb at No. Florida, 7 p.m.Northern Ky. at Jacksonville, 7 p.m.Kennesaw State at FGCU, 7 p.m. USC Upstate at Stetson, 7 p.m. Central Florida at Tulane, 7 p.m. No. Texas at Florida Atl., 7 p.m. Rice at Florida Int’l, 8 p.m. SATURDAY’S GAMES So. Florida at E. Carolina, 11 a.m. Florida at LSU, 1 p.m. Kennesaw St. at Stetson, 1 p.m. Lipscomb at Jacksonville, 2 p.m. Miami at Louisville, 2 p.m.FAMU at Bethune-Cookman, 4 p.m.North Texas at Florida Int’l, 6 p.m. Northern Ky. at North Fla., 7 p.m. USC Upstate at FGCU, 7 p.m. Rice at Florida Atlantic, 7 p.m. NEW YORK — The NBA is soaring higher than ever. With a growing global reach and international players dotting most rosters, a group of marketable rising young super stars led by Stephen Curry, more competitive balance, nancial stability, and an upcoming infusion of $24 billion from a television deal, the league is bouncing beautifully. The state of the game couldn’t be much better. However, everyone knows good times can fade fast. There’s a pivotal play developing over the next few years that could threaten the thriving league again. As the movers and shakers in the pro basketball industry gathered this past weekend for All-Star festivities celebrating the league’s past and present, there were watchful eyes on an uncertain future. With players and owners able to opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement after the 2016-17 season, a labor battle looms — and players plan to be prepared. The NBA Players Association unanimously elected LeBron James as vice president last week at its annual meeting. James’ presence on the executive committee — and perhaps at the bargaining table — is a sign the union means business. “We had a lockout before when I was in the league and our game was really good at that time, too,” James, the four-time MVP and face of the sport told The Associated Press during the NBA’s mid-season showcase. “Hopefully, we don’t have to reach that point because both sides love where we’re at and what we’re doing.” On the surface, it’s hard to nd many aws with the league’s current status. Ratings are high, the value of franchises has exploded and Commissioner Adam Silver has taken the ball from David Stern and powered forward. Silver, who recently celebrated one year on the job, has skillfully navigated around some sticky issues, including the racial remarks made by former Clippers owner Donald Sterling that could’ve divided players and ended up uniting them. Silver acted quickly in removing Sterling, and his swift punishment strengthened a relationship with players that will undoubtedly be tested in the years ahead. Those potentially crippling issues are out of sight now, and a widening international audience is tuning in to see NBA action. “The game is bigger than ever,” said James, Cleveland’s star now in his 12th season. “The money that’s generated is bigger than ever and our athletes and our guys are doing what they need to do on the oor and off it to represent the game at a high level. So hopefully we don’t have to come to the point that we were in 2011-12, when we had the lockout. The process is going to get started and we don’t have to come to that.” Following the 2010-11 season, owners were able to negotiate a CBA that was more in their favor, cutting the players’ share of basketball-related income from 57 percent to roughly 50, costing them millions in annual salaries. That contract runs through 2021, but with the economic boost — $2.6 billion per year — coming from the TV contract, players will ght harder for a larger portion of the pie. “We want to negotiate a little better than we did last time,” said Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver. “We’re going to be wellequipped to stand toeto-toe with the NBA and negotiate a fair deal. That’s what we want — just a fair deal.”By TOM WITHERS and ANTONIO GONZALEZASSOCIATED PRESS NBA: State of the GameLeague in great shape, but labor war loomingA GATHERING STORM AP PHOTOCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James dunks against the Utah Jazz during the second quarter on Jan. 21 in Cleveland. James was recently voted the vice president of the NBA Players Associa tion, perhaps a sign the players mean business in the next labor negotiations. HEAT AT KNICKSWHO: Miami (22-30) at New York (10-43) WHEN: Friday, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Madison Square Garden, New York TV: Sun SportsPELICANS AT MAGICWHO: New Orleans (27-26) at Orlando (17-39) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Amway Center, Orlando TV: Fox Sports Florida PHOENIX — Fed up with his role on a team crowded with point guards, Goran Dragic said he has made up his mind to leave the Phoenix Suns, preferably by Thursday’s trade deadline. If not then, he has made it clear there is no way he would re-sign with the team when he becomes a free agent after this season. “I don’t trust them anymore,” Dragic said after the Suns practiced on Wednesday. The 28-year-old guard’s points and assists are down considerably from last season, when he was third team all-NBA. He said he doesn’t like his role of “standing in the corner” and wants to go to a team where he can “be a point guard, like in the past I was my whole life.” “To be a point guard, to run the team and have the ball in my hands and try to make plays for others,” Dragic said. “That’s who I am.” Mavericks officially add Stoudemire: In Dallas, Amare Stoudemire is signed and set for his debut with the Dallas Mavericks. Stoudemire joined the Mavericks after clearing waivers, two days after the New York Knicks let him out of his contract with a buyout. The six-time All-Star forward signed for the prorated veteran minimum of about $460,000. The Mavericks return from the All-Star break at the Thunder tonight. Knicks’ Anthony to have season-ending surgery: In Greenburgh, N.Y., Carmelo Anthony will have season-ending surgery on his left knee. President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson said a timetable for Anthony’s recovery couldn’t completely be determined until after the surgery, but early indications were that he could be back on the court in four to six months. Wade reiterates that he’s ready to return: In Miami, Dwyane Wade reiterated that he plans to play Friday when the Miami Heat open their post-All-Star schedule in New York against the Knicks. Wade practiced fully on Wednesday in the Heat’s first workout since the break. He hasn’t played since Jan. 27 because of a hamstring strain. Wade said, “I feel like I’ll be playing on Friday. ... I’m ready to go.”Suns’ Dragic repeats trade hopeBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA NOTEBOOK Goalie lifts Sens to victoryBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSOTTAWA, Ontario — Andrew Hammond made 42 saves in his rst NHL start and led the Ottawa Senators to a 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. Milan Michalek, JeanGabriel Pageau, Mark Stone and Kyle Turris, scored for the Senators (23-23-10). Dustin Tokarski made 35 saves, and Max Pacioretty and Nathan Beaulieu had goals for the Canadiens (37-16-4). Hammond was called into action Monday to replace starter Robin Lehner, who was hurt in the second period against Carolina. Lehner was unable to play Wednesday. With Craig Anderson already out with a hand injury, Hammond got the start. The Senators opened the third period with a 2-1 lead before Stone gave them some insur ance with a power-play goal at 9:27. Erik Karlsson’s shot hit the post and Tokarski’s pads before coming to a rest 6 inches from the goal line. Stone was rst to the puck, and he was awarded the goal after video review conrmed it wasn’t kicked in. Beaulieu got the Canadiens back within a goal when he scored at 14:25 to make it 3-2. Turris sealed the Senators’ win by scoring an empty-net goal with 1:31 left. Red Wings 3, Blackhawks 2, SO: In Chicago, Tomas Tartar scored in regulation and in the shootout, leading Jimmy Howard and Detroit over Chicago. Gustav Nyquist also scored in the tiebreaker for Detroit, which won for just the third time in 11 shootouts this season. Darren Helm had a goal and an assist, and Howard made 32 saves through overtime. Jonathan Toews gave Chicago the lead with a goal in the first round of the shootout, but Patrick Kane’s backhander went off the crossbar, and Patrick Sharp was stopped by Crawford on the final attempt. Brandon Saad and Kris Versteeg scored in regulation for Chicago, and Corey Crawford had 26 saves. The Blackhawks dropped to 2-0-3 on their season-high, eight-game homestand. Perreault out with ‘significant’ injury; Stafford day to day: In Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Winnipeg Jets will likely have to continue their drive to the postseason without Mathieu Perreault, while Drew Stafford is considered day to day. Both forwards were injured in Winnipeg’s 5-4 shootout win over Edmonton on Monday. Coach Paul Maurice said Perreault had a “significant lower-body injury.” NHL ROUNDUP LIGHTNING AT COYOTESWHO: Tampa Bay (35-18-6)* at Arizona (20-31-7) WHEN: Saturday, 8 p.m. WHERE: Gila River Arena, Glendale TV: Sun Sports RADIO: 970 AM * Excludes Wednesday’s late gamePANTHERS AT CANADIENSWHO: Florida (25-19-12) at Montreal (37-16-4) WHEN: Tonight, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Bell Centre, Montreal TV: FSFL RADIO: No local affiliate


The Sun /Thursday, February 19, 2015 SP Page 5 in Minnesota. “But people remind me all the time. It’s just part of who we are, I guess.” And it’s become a signicant part of the legacy of Lake Placid. One of only three places to host a Winter Olympics twice (St. Moritz, Switzerland, and Innsbruck, Austria, are the others), Lake Placid has capitalized on its Olympic heritage in a big way. According to the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority, which operates the winter sports venues in the region, nearly 2 million visitors, including thousands of youth hockey teams, go each year to this Adirondack Mountain village of 2,600. It’s difcult to imagine life around here without that Olympic heritage, personied by Lake Placid-born speed skater Jack Shea. He was the rst U.S. double gold medalist in Winter Olympic history, winning twice in 1932 after reciting the Olympic oath in his shining moment at those rst Lake Placid Games. “The Olympic name itself lives on,” said 80-year-old Jack LaDuke, who served as audio-visual director for the 1980 Winter Olympics. “People want to come to the Olympic village. They want to see where it happened. The Olympics itself is a big draw — the history of it.” There is excitement in the air again. Every surviving member of the hockey team — rugged defenseman Bob Suter died at 57 in September and coach Brooks was killed in a car accident in 2003 at age 66 — is coming back for a “Relive the Miracle” reunion on Saturday night at Herb Brooks Arena, the hockey rink they made famous. Eruzione, who works in alumni relations at Boston University, and several teammates also are hosting a ve-day fantasy camp beginning March 29 that so far has attracted more than 50 participants. And NBC plans to anchor its “Hockey Day in America” coverage from Lake Placid on Sunday and feature the team. When the U.S. won that hockey gold in 1980, it was a time of world strife. The Soviet army had just invaded Afghanistan as the Cold War simmered, a group of Americans was being held hostage in Iran, the U.S. economy was hurting and President Jimmy Carter already had announced a U.S. boycott of the Summer Olympics in Moscow. The sociopolitical impact of that era has since faded. The memory of that February night in Lake Placid has not. Never will. “We were just coming off the Vietnam War and there was a lot of anti -nationalistic mood and rhetoric in this country,” said Ed Weibrecht, then-president of the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce and owner of the Mirror Lake Inn with wife Lisa. “There wasn’t a level of national pride that I think we have today. “A tear almost comes to my eyes — that was so over whelming,” Weibrecht said. “At the end of the game, all you could hear was the chant: ‘USA! USA! USA!’ And when the people poured out into the street, that’s all you could hear for an hour up and down Main Street. People really, really became proud to be Americans again. It was incredible.” Some too young to remember have been touched, too. Kimberly Kruckenberg, of Matthews, North Carolina, was 9 and hockey certainly wasn’t on her radar then. It is now, and she and her husband, who both play the sport recreationally, will celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary with Eruzione and his buddies at the fantasy camp. “Being in the arena and kind of going through history, to be able to watch them experience it, kind of relive it almost, was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up,” Kimberly said. “I probably won’t stop smiling. I’ll be sitting there in awe, being able to be where they were.”MIRACLEFROM PAGE 1AP FILE PHOTOJim Craig holds the American ag on the ice rink after the U.S. defeated Finland to win the Olympic gold medal on Feb. 24, 1980, in Lake Placid, N.Y., and complete the Miracle on Ice. AP FILE PHOTOStanding for the national anthem at the medals ceremony. Sports on TVAUTO RACINGNoon FS1 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, nal practice for Duel, at Daytona Beach 1:30 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Truck Series, practice for Nextera Energy Resources 250, at Daytona Beach 3:30 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Truck Series, nal practice for Nextera Energy Resources 250, at Day tona Beach 7 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Duel, at Dayto na BeachMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL6 p.m. ESPNU — Saint Joseph’s at Dayton 7 p.m. ESPN — Purdue at Indiana ESPN2 — Temple at SMU ESPNEWS — UCF at Tulane 8 p.m. ESPNU — Rutgers at Iowa 9 p.m. ESPN — UConn at Memphis ESPN2 — Mississippi at Mississippi St. 10 p.m. ESPNU — San Diego at BYUNBA8 p.m. TNT — Dallas at Oklahoma City 10:30 p.m. TNT — San Antonio at L.A. ClippersGOLF9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Indian Open, rst round, at New Delhi (same-day tape) 5 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Northern Trust Open, rst round, at Pacic Palisades, Calif. 11:30 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Women’s Australian Open, second round, at Black Rock 5 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Indian Open, second round, at New Delhi (same-day tape)NHL7 p.m. NBCSN — Columbus at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. FSFL — Florida at MontrealSports on radioMLB7 p.m. 620 AM — Rays Countdown to Spring TrainingMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL8 p.m. 1250 AM — Billy Donovan ShowNBA8 p.m. 99.3 FM, 620 AM — Dallas at Oklahoma CityGlantz-Culver LineNCAA BASKETBALLFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at Old Dominion 17 Southern Miss. at Dayton 11 Saint Joseph’s at Tulane 6 UCF at Maryland 8 Nebraska at Indiana 3 Purdue UNC Wilmington 1 at Delaware at Charlotte Pk Louisiana Tech at FAU 3 North Texas at Georgia St. 17 South Alabama at SMU 7 Temple at Georgia Southern 11 Troy at Iowa 15 Rutgers at FIU 6 Rice at UAB 3 W. Kentucky at Middle Tenn. 10 Marshall at Ill.-Chicago 1 Milwaukee at La.-Lafayette 6 Texas St. at Texas-Arlington 9 Appalachian St. at UALR 6 Arkansas St. Mississippi 5 at Mississippi St. at Pepperdine 7 Santa Clara at Arizona 24 Southern Cal at Memphis 3 UConn at BYU 12 San Diego UC Santa Barbara 3 at UC Riverside Cal Poly 1 at Cal St.-Fullerton at Long Beach St. 6 UC Davis at UC Irvine 6 Hawaii at Saint Mary’s (Cal) 6 Portland at Loyola Mary. Pk San Francisco Gonzaga 18 at Pacic Utah 7 at Oregon St. at St. Peter’s 4 Monmouth (NJ) at Rider 4 Quinnipiac at Woord 13 UNC Greensboro at Furman 6 The Citadel at Faireld 5 Niagara Canisius 1 at Siena at Chattanooga 4 Mercer Oral Roberts 1 at Neb.-Omaha at N. Dakota St. 10 IUPUI at E. Illinois Pk UT-Martin at Belmont 2 E. Kentucky at SIU-Edwardsville 3 SE Missouri at N. Arizona 4 Idaho at Montana 13 Idaho St. Weber St. 1 at Montana St. E. Washington 10 at S. Utah at Denver 3 IPFW at Portland St. 9 North Dakota at Sacramento St. 5 N. ColoradoNBAFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Oklahoma City 4 (213) Dallas at L.A. Clippers 3 (204) San AntonioNHLFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Philadelphia -280 Bualo +230 at N.Y. Rangers -155 Vancouver +135 at Washington -155 Winnipeg +135 at Pittsburgh -250 Columbus +210 at N.Y. Islanders -130 Nashville +110 at Montreal -190 Florida +165 at Dallas -130 San Jose +110 College basketballMEN’S RESULTSSOUTH Brescia at Asbury, ppd. Bryan at Union (Ky.), ppd. Charleston Southern 75, Presbyterian 49 Coll. of Charleston 77, Elon 63 Emory & Henry at Randolph, ppd. Florida 50, Vanderbilt 47 Fordham 80, George Mason 68 High Point 83, Gardner-Webb 62 James Madison 82, Drexel 78 King (Tenn.) at Limestone, ppd. Livingstone 87, St. Augustine’s 71 Miami 76, Virginia Tech 52 Piedmont 73, Maryville (Tenn.) 67 Winston-Salem 98, Johnson C. Smith 93 Winthrop 91, UNC Asheville 70 EAST Binghamton 57, Vermont 55 Boston U. 61, American U. 53 Bucknell 61, Loyola (Md.) 50 Colgate 84, Army 69 Davidson 65, George Washington 63 Hofstra 87, Towson 82 La Salle 87, Duquesne 72 Lafayette 89, Holy Cross 81 Lehigh 59, Navy 53 Mass.-Lowell 82, Maine 71 Northeastern 75, William & Mary 64 Rhode Island 75, UMass 59 Richmond 71, St. Bonaventure 56 S. Connecticut 104, Pace 73 Syracuse 69, Louisville 59 Wisconsin 55, Penn St. 47 MIDWEST Bualo 78, E. Michigan 63 Calvin 87, Olivet 74 Cent. Michigan 68, N. Illinois 66 Concordia (Mich.) 94, Marygrove 81 Cornerstone 74, Aquinas 66 Green Bay 96, Detroit 76 Kent St. 58, Ball St. 53 Miami (Ohio) 67, Bowling Green 56 Michigan-Dearborn 71, Indiana Tech 53 Missouri St. 60, Indiana St. 56 N. Iowa 58, Loyola of Chicago 39 Oakland 76, Wright St. 67 S. Dakota St. 79, W. Illinois 77 Siena Heights 81, Lawrence Tech 71 Toledo 68, Akron 66 Trine 45, Albion 44 Viterbo 75, Clarke 53 W. Michigan 80, Ohio 69 Xavier 59, Cincinnati 57 SOUTHWEST TCU 69, Kansas St. 55 Tulsa 69, East Carolina 58Pro basketballNBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 36 17 .679 — Brooklyn 21 31 .404 14 Boston 20 31 .392 15 Philadelphia 12 41 .226 24 New York 10 43 .189 26 Southeast W L Pct GB Atlanta 43 11 .796 — Washington 33 21 .611 10 Charlotte 22 30 .423 20 HEAT 22 30 .423 20 MAGIC 17 39 .304 27 Central W L Pct GB Chicago 34 20 .630 — Cleveland 33 22 .600 1 Milwaukee 30 23 .566 3 Detroit 21 33 .389 13 Indiana 21 33 .389 13 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB Memphis 39 14 .736 — Houston 36 17 .679 3 Dallas 36 19 .655 4 San Antonio 34 19 .642 5 New Orleans 27 26 .509 12 Northwest W L Pct GB Portland 36 17 .679 — Oklahoma City 28 25 .528 8 Denver 20 33 .377 16 Utah 19 34 .358 17 Minnesota 11 42 .208 25 Pacic W L Pct GB Golden State 42 9 .824 — L.A. Clippers 35 19 .648 8 Phoenix 29 25 .537 14 Sacramento 18 34 .346 24 L.A. Lakers 13 40 .245 30 Tuesday’s results No games scheduled Wednesday’s results No games scheduled Today’s games Dallas at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s games New Orleans at MAGIC, 7 p.m. Indiana at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Toronto at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. HEAT at New York, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Washington, 8 p.m. Houst on at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Denver at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Portland at Utah, 9 p.m. Boston at Sacramento, 10 p.m. San Antonio at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Brooklyn at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.Pro hockeyNHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 57 37 16 4 78 152 127 LIGHTNING 59 35 18 6 76 191 159 Detroit 56 32 14 10 74 163 143 Boston 56 28 20 8 64 147 145 PANTHERS 56 25 19 12 62 138 155 Ottawa 56 23 23 10 56 159 160 Toronto 58 23 30 5 51 162 178 Bualo 57 16 37 4 36 105 195 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Islanders 58 38 19 1 77 188 163 N.Y. Rangers 55 34 16 5 73 174 136 Pittsburgh 57 32 16 9 73 162 144 Washington 58 31 17 10 72 171 146 Philadelphia 57 24 23 10 58 153 167 Columbus 55 25 27 3 53 147 172 New Jersey 57 22 26 9 53 126 155 Carolina 56 20 29 7 47 127 154 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Nashville 57 39 12 6 84 175 132 St. Louis 57 37 16 4 78 179 141 Chicago 58 35 18 5 75 174 134 Winnipeg 59 30 19 10 70 165 157 Minnesota 56 28 21 7 63 155 152 Dallas 57 27 22 8 62 179 180 Colorado 57 24 22 11 59 149 161 P acic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 57 35 15 7 77 169 160 Vancouver 56 32 21 3 67 158 147 Calgary 57 32 22 3 67 166 147 San Jose 59 29 22 8 66 165 170 Los Angeles 56 26 18 12 64 155 150 Arizona 58 20 31 7 47 131 194 Edmonton 58 16 32 10 42 135 196 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s results New Jersey 2, Bualo 1, SO Columbus 5, Philadelphia 2 Washington 3, Pittsburgh 1 N.Y. Islanders 4, Carolina 1 PANTHERS 3, Toronto 2 Dallas 4, St. Louis 1 Nashville 5, San Jose 1 Wednesday’s results Detroit 3, Chicago 2, SO Ottawa 4, Montreal 2 Minnesota at Calgary, late Los Angeles at Colorado, late Boston at Edmonton, late LIGHTNING at Anaheim, late Today’s games Nashville at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Vancouver at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Columbus at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Washington, 7 p.m. PANTHERS at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Bualo at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. San Jose at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Friday’s games Vancouver at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Toronto at Carolina, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Bualo, 7 p.m. Boston at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Edmonton, 9 p.m. ECHL Wednesday’s results Kalamazoo 5, Gwinnett 4, OT South Carolina 5, Orlando 2 Toledo 2, Fort Wayne 1, SO Cincinnati 2, Evansville 0 Wichita 6, Allen 5, SO Missouri at Rapid City, late Today’s games No games scheduled AHL Wednesday’s results San Antonio 4, Rockford 0 Grand Rapids 4, Milwaukee 3, OT Utica 5, Texas 2 Charlotte 4, Iowa 1 Binghamton 4, Lehigh Valley 3, OT Hamilton 4, Rochester 1 Today’s games Iowa at Charlotte, 7 p.m.TennisRIO OPEN At Jockey Club Brasileiro, Rio de Janeiro Purse: Men, $1.55 million (WT500) Women, $250,000 (Intl.) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Men Second Round Andreas Haider-Maurer, Austria, def. Tommy Robredo (3), Spain, 6-3, 6-2. Juan Monaco, Argentina, def. Jarkko Nieminen, Finland, 6-1, 7-6 (4). Joao Souza, Brazil, def. Blaz Rola, Slove nia, 6-4, 6-7 (9), 6-4. Women First Round Anna Schmiedlova (6), Slovakia, def. Alison Van Uytvanck, Belgium, 6-3, 6-0. Polona Hercog (7), Slovenia, def. An-So phie Mestach, Belgium, 6-3, 6-4. Second Round Johanna Larsson (5), Sweden, def. Gabri ela Ce, Brazil, 7-6 (4), 6-4. Irina-Camelia Begu (2), Romania, def. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States, 6-2, 6-4. Julia Glushko, Israel, def. Grace Min, Unit ed States, 6-3, 6-1. Dinah Pzenmaier, Germany, def. Madi son Brengle (4), United States, 7-5, 0-6, 7-5. WTA DUBAI CHAMPIONSHIPS At Dubai Tennis Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Purse: $2.513 million (Premier) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Third Round Garbine Muguruza, Spain, def. Agnieszka Radwanska (5), Poland, 6-4, 6-2. Ekaterina Makarova (6), Russia, def. Zari na Diyas, Kazakhstan, 6-3, 6-4. Lucie Safarova (11), Czech Republic, def. Venus Williams (8), United States, 6-4, 6-2. Flavia Pennetta (10), Italy, def. Angelique Kerber (7), Germany, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. Karolina Pliskova (17), Czech Republic, def. Ana Ivanovic (4), Serbia, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Carla Suarez Navarro (13), Spain, defvs. Petra Kvitova (2), Czech Republic, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. Simona Halep (1), Romania, def. Tsvetana Pironkova, Bulgaria, 6-4, 6-3. Caroline Wozniacki (3), Denmark, def. Alize Cornet (15), France, 6-4, 6-0. ATP DELRAY BEACH OPEN At Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center, Delray Beach Purse: $549,230 (WT250) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Second Round Adrian Mannarino (5), France, def. Denis Kudla, United States, 6-2, 6-2. Ivo Karlovic (4), Croatia, def. Thanasi Kok kinakis, Australia, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2). Steve Johnson (7), United States, def. An drey Rublev, Russia, 6-3, 6-3. ATP OPEN 13 At Palais des Sports, Marseille, France Purse: $720,500 (WT250) Surface: Hard-Indoor Singles First Round David Gon (6), Belgium, def. Jerry Jano wicz, Poland, 6-4, 6-2. Simone Bolelli, Italy, def. Luca Vanni, Italy, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Gilles Simon (5), France, def. Pierre-Hu gues Herbert, France, 7-5, 2-0, retired. Second Round Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, def. Jan-Len nard Stru, Germany, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Gael Monls (7), France, def. Andrey Kuznetsov, Russia, 6-3, 6-2. Roberto Bautista Agut (4), Spain, def. Vasek Pospisil, Canada, 7-5, 6-4.TransactionsBASEBALLCOMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Cleveland RHP Tyler Sturdevant 50 games for a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with LHP Bruce Chen on a minor league contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with 1B Eric Hosmer on a two-year contract. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Agreed to terms with RHP Matt Lindstrom on a minor league contract. National League SAN DIEGO PADRES — Assigned RHP Aaron Northcraft outright to El Paso (PCL).BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKS — Signed F Amare Stoudemire. Waived G Ricky Ledo. TORONTO RAPTORS — Assigned F Bru no Caboclo to Fort Wayne (NBADL).FOOTBALLNational Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with WR Larry Fitzgerald on a twoyear contract. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed DB Varmah Sonie. DALLAS COWBOYS — Released LB Mis ter Alexander. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Released LB Shaun Phillips. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Claimed TE Brandon Bostick o waivers from Green Bay. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Named Bri an Smith assistant linebackers coach. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — S Ryan Clark announced his retirement. Canadian Football League MONTREAL ALOUETTES — Signed DT Khalif Mitchell to a three-year contract and DE Kris Redding to a two-year contract. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed WR Kurt Goodrich.HOCKEYNational Hockey League DALLAS STARS — Recalled F Brendan Ranford from Texas (AHL). EDMONTON OILERS — Placed G Viktor Fasth on injured reserve. Activated G Ben Scrivens from injured reserve. MINNESOTA WILD — Called up F Michael Keranen from Iowa (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Reassigned F Viktor Stalberg to Milwaukee (AHL). PHILADELPHIA FLYERS — Signed D Nick Schultz to a multi-year contract. WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned D Steven Oleksy to Hershey (AHL). WINNIPEG JETS — Placed F Mathieu Perreault on injured reserve. Recalled F Carl Klingberg from St. John’s (AHL).SOCCERMajor League Soccer D.C. UNITED — Signed M Miguel Agui lar. SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Signed D Amadou Dia. National Women’s Soccer League SKY BLUE FC — Signed F Nadia Nadim.COLLEGENCAA — Placed West Virginia’s athletic department on two years’ probation. AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACHES AS SOCIATION — Announced the resignation of executive director Grant Tea. CHARLOTTE — Named Karen Weather ington volleyball coach. CHOWAN — Named Melanie Chaussee assistant volleyball coach and Joshua Cue assistant football coach/strength and con ditioning coordinator. NOTRE DAME — Announced S Avery Sebastian is transferring from California. THIEL — Named Matt Arshinko assis tant football coach. | SCOREBOARD | QUICK HITSLANCE ARMSTRONG PLEADS GUILTY TO CARELESS DRIVINGASPEN, Colo. — Lance Armstrong pleaded guilty to careless driving for hitting two parked cars with his SUV in Aspen, a crash his girlfriend originally tried to take the blame for, a prosecutor conrmed Wednesday. The cyclist entered his plea by mail on Friday under a plea agreement with prosecutors, closing the case and avoiding a court appearance. Two other charges, failing to report an accident and speeding too fast for conditions, were dismissed under the agreement, which was rst reported by the Aspen Daily News. Court records show Armstrong paid $238.50 to cover court fees and a $150 trafc ne. Armstrong’s girlfriend, Anna Hansen, initially told police she had been driving home from an Aspen Art Museum party Dec. 28 when she lost control of Armstrong’s GMC Yukon on icy roads, hitting the cars. She said she drove because “Lance had a little bit to drink,” according to police reports. The uncle of Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee said the former New England Patriots star told him the day after the killing that his endorsements were gone. Azia (ah-ZEYE’-ah) Jenkins said that Hernandez didn’t elaborate. He said Hernandez said it after a commercial came on TV while they played pool in Hernandez’s basement. Jenkins said Hernandez appeared cool, calm and collected. Hernandez is charged with the June 17, 2013, killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee.COLLEGESWest Virginia gets two years probation: The NCAA has placed West Virginia’s athletic department on two years’ probation for recruiting violations involving illegal text messages and phone calls in 14 sports. An NCAA Division I infractions committee determined that coaches in 14 sports sent impermissible texts and made phone calls to prospects and parents between June 2010 and February 2013. Most of the infractions occurred in women’s gymnastics, football, women’s basketball and women’s soccer.GOLFEurope selects Clarke Ryder Cup captain: Darren Clarke was selected captain of the European team for the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine. The European Tour announced its decision following a meeting of a five-man selection panel, which included the last three captains — Colin Montgomerie, Jose Maria Olazabal and Paul McGinley. Top-ranked Rory McIlroy and stalwarts of the European team like Ian Poulter, Justin Rose and Graeme McDowell have backed Clarke, who won the British Open in 2011 and played on four winning teams in the Ryder Cup. He was vice captain in 2010 and .TENNISKvitova follows Venus to early exit: In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, second-seeded Petra Kvitova and fourth-seeded Ana Ivanovic followed defending champion Venus Williams to an early exit at the Dubai Tennis Championships. Five of the top eight seeded players failed to reach Thursday’s quarterfinals: Kvitova, Ivanovic, No. 5 Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 7 Angelique Kerber and No. 8 Williams.


Page 6 SP The Sun /Thursday, February 19, 2015 to the weight room to meet with assistant coach Wayne Skelton. LaVallee, who will be stepping down himself as athletic director at the end of the school year, said he would be taking over the search for a new football coach. He said that having just recently gone through the search process that led to Powers, going back to square one wouldn’t be necessary. “We’ve gone back to the nalists we have,” LaVallee said. “A couple of them have already got jobs and a couple of them have expressed some interest.” With spring football getting under way in a little more than two months from now, there will be a sense of urgency with this new hire. Powers had been the program’s fourth head coach in the past 212 years, leading to the sense that this was a critical hire for the program. He had taken over after the dismissal of Larry Detwiler, who went 1-9 at the helm this past season. “We felt it was huge,” LaVallee said of Powers’ hire. “But we don’t have any options (now). We have to go from here.” LaVallee also said Cary Willgren will be taking over as the school’s athletic director in the summer. Willgren cur rently works at North Port as a math teacher. Prior to coming to North Port, Willgren had been an assistant principal at Riverview High School in Sarasota.Contact Rob Shore at 941-206-1174 or PAGE 1 off with singles to load the bases with no outs for Brooke Clemens. Clemens hit the ball hard, but right at Venice shortstop Carly Rosa, who started a 6-4-3 double play as Galloway scored from third to make it 5-1. The Indians scored four more times in the fourth before the Lemon Bay comeback began in the top of the fifth. With two outs, Shirley struck out but made it to first when Venice catcher Logan Lincoln couldn’t handle the pitch. Clemens reached on a throwing error, and Brooke Kvaternick lined a double into the left field corner to drive in Shirley. Ruhl followed with a single to score Clemens and Kvaternick and make it 9-4. Aimee Holt led off the sixth inning with a walk, and Galloway was hit by a pitch. After both runners advanced on a wild pitch by Indians hurler Rachel Lightner, Jones hit a double off the right field wall to cut the deficit to 9-6. Shirley reached on another Venice error, allowing Jones to score, and Clemens singled to put runners at the corners. Kvaternick hit another double to score Shirley, and when Clemens came home on Ruhl’s ground ball to short, the comeback was complete. “To be able to come back and make it a game after it was 9-1 was great for our kids,” said Pinkham. “The easily could have surrendered and taken it and we could have been home in an hour. To get seven innings when you start out the way we did, we’ll have to take that.” Freshman Rayne Wells relieved Ruhl on the mound in the fifth inning and gave up the winning runs in the sixth. Venice loaded the bases on a single, a hit batsman, and a walk. The go-ahead run scored on a balk, and the other on an error by Kvaternick. Lemon Bay got the first two batters on in the top of the seventh, but Indians first baseman Caitlin Cristello made a great diving catch on a bunt attempt by Galloway, and Wells was caught off first for a double play. Jones lined out to second to end the threat and the game. “We’re struggling to adjust to some injuries we’ve had,” said Pinkham. “We’ve got some kids who are going to have to work hard and learn to step up. We talked to our seniors about what they can do for our team. They know how to win. They’ve got to get some of these young ones who have been thrown into it and show them the way. We’ve got a long season left. It’s still early.” The Mantas fell to 4-1 on the year and will travel to Hardee for their first district game on Friday.VENICE 11, LEMON BAY 9Lemon Bay 001 035 0 — 9 10 2 Venice 410 402 x — 11 14 3 Ashton Werden, Bridget Ruhl (1), Rayne Wells (5) and Brooke Clemens. Rachel Lightner and Logan Lincoln, Lindsey Sher wood (5). W Lightner LWells Leading hitters: Brooke Kvaternick (LB) 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI; Summer Jones (LB) 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, Ruhl (LB) 1-3, 3 RBI; Corryne Martin (V) 3-5, 2 RBI, Caitlin Cristello (V) 3-4, RBI. Records: Lem on Bay 4-1, Venice 5-3MANTASFROM PAGE 1 UP NEXTLemon Bay: at Hardee, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Venice: at Island Coast, Friday, 7 p.m. NORTH PORT — North Port High School’s wrestling team celebrated senior night with an overwelming 76-3 victory over Lemon Bay Wednesday night. The Bobcats won all but one match and took advantage of ve forfeit victories in nishing their dual-match season with a 19-4 record. Now they prepare for the District 3A-11 tournament Feb. 28. North Port has won its last ve district tournament championships. “We’re nishing the regular season on a pretty high note,” North Port coach Mark Kemble said. “We’ve met some very good teams and done well against some of the best teams in the state.” The young Manta Rays (13-20) won just one match, that being Dominic Schoeld’s 7-0 victory at 126 pounds. The Bobcats got pin victories from Anthony Tripke at 113, Hunter Glotz at 120, Tymothe Rosamivk at 132, Ty Fleward at 138, Matt Detert at 152 and Steven Gilmartin at 285. North Port also won two match es by technical falls besides the forfeit victories. North Port’s John Cruz won his 145-pound match over Evan Simon by a 24-8 technical fall score. Brayden McLellan took his 106-pound class match by a 17-1 technical fall victory. “We have a very young team,” Lemon Bay coach Gary Jonseck said. “We only have one player from last season who wrestled full time. When we wrestle a good team like North Port, we just try to do the best we can. It’s hard to say what was the best team we’ve played this season. Both Venice and North Port are very good. “Now, we’re getting ready for our district 1A tournament a week from Saturday at Lely.”NORTH PORT 76, LEMON BAY 3106: Brayden McLellan (NP) dec. Mall ery Dass 17-1; 113: Anthony Tripke (NP) pinned Tyler Brodie 1:08; 120: Hunter Glotz (NP) pinned Andre Will-Gore 49.1; 126: Dominic Schoeld (LB) de. Greg Fraley 7-0; 132: Tymothe Rosamivk (NP) pinned Jarred Dilloe 9.5; 138: Ty Fleward (NP) pinned Brad Fuson 1:06; 145: John Cruz (NP) dec. Evan Simon 24-8; 152: Matt Detert (NP) pinned Zach Dass 42.2; 160: Dacoda Flenard (NP) win by forfeit; 170: Nazairy Nadsagon (NP) won by forfeit; 182: Roman Morales (NP) won by forfeit; 195: David Towers (NP) won by forfeit; 220: Devin Gouveia (NP) won by forfeit; 285: Steven Gilmartin (NP) pinned Mike Morales 4:25.Bobcats smother MantasBy GARY BROWNSUN CORRESPONDENT WRESTLING: North Port 76, Lemon Bay 3North Port wins all but one match on senior night UP NEXTNorth Port: District 3A-11 championships at Riverview High School, Riverview, Feb. 28, 11 a.m. Lemon Bay: District 1A-12 championships at Lely High School, Naples, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. shorthanded as Luke Veigel (160) and Kyle Johnson (220) sat out to nurse injuries before districts. Coach Dan Kelly said before the match he was concerned about the Indians’ chances and they were justified as Nick Hernendez lost and the 220-pound match was forfeited. Four of their five wins were by pins, allowing the Indians to stay in the team match. Nick Vischulis (170) got a takedown at the buzzer to defeat Chandler Pritchett 4-3, and Casey Dejonge won by pin in 182 to give Venice the lead. But it was the last match it would win. Brent Smallwood (113), Bo Williams (126) and Bryce Balsinger also won by pin for Venice. “We had two guys out, but we lost two close matches I thought we would win,” Kelly said. “The last second loses killed us. Even the lastsecond win I thought we would win easily. They outwrestled us tonight. We’ll see them again in regionals.”CHARLOTTE 40, VENICE 27At Punta Gorda 106: Ryan Rubenacker (C) dec. Nathaniel Parker 11-3; 113: Brent Smallwood (V) pinned Josh Nolan :37; 120: Matthew Gjerde (C) pinned Hunter Moline 3:58; 126: Bo Williams (V) pinned Tajaris Beasley 1:57; 132: Dylan Mooney (C) dec. Zach Kelly 5-0; 138: Sam Spence (C) dec. Lincoln Yoder 6-5; 145: Bryce Balsinger (V) pinned Ehtan Go 3:20; 152: Travis Locklear (C) dec. Jake Mathis 7-6; 160: Brody Manseld (C) pinned Nick Hernandez :39; 170: Nick Vischulis dec. Chandler Pritchett 4-3; 182: Casey Dejonge (V) pinned Tyler Rainville 2:35; 195: Dalton Mills (C) dec. Alberto La Couture 5-1; 220: Ryan Adams (C) won by forfeit; 285: Bucky Dennis (C) pinned Xavier Lacouture :53.TARPONSFROM PAGE 1SUN PHOTO BY R C GREENWOODCharlotte’s Josh Nolan takes down Venice’s Brent Smallwood during their 113-pound match on Wednesday night in Punta Gorda. SUN PHOTO BY R C GREENWOODVenice’s Nathaniel Parker, left faces o against Charlotte’s Ryan Rubenacker in their 106-pound match. Rubenacker won, 11-3. Tarpons power to 5-0 startSTAFF REPORT PUNTA GORDA — Taylor Kirkus and Gabby Innello both homered as Charlotte High School’s softball team remained unbeaten with a 12-4 victory over North Port on Wednesday night. The Tarpons (5-0) hit North Port starter Caroline Syzenko early, scoring two runs in the rst and four in the second to pull away for good. Kirkus and Jessie Valerius each had three RBIs for Charlotte. Abby Hayes went 3 for 4 as well for the Tarpons. Charlotte travels to Gulf Coast on Friday.CHARLOTTE 12, NORTH PORT 4North Port 002 020 0 — 4 3 2 Charlotte 240 033 x — 12 16 3 Caroline Syzenko and Brianna Mitchell; Ha ley Cabral and Kendal Chevaria. W: Cabral. L: Syzenko. HR: Taylor Kirkus (C), Gabby Innello (C).BASEBALLSarasota-Riverview 5, Port Charlotte 4: In Sarasota, Grady Wells tied the contest for the Pirates with a two-run single in the fourth inning, but the Pirates couldn’t get past the Rams. Port Charlotte played its seventh straight road game to open the season Friday, traveling to North Fort Myers.SARASOTA-RIVERVIEW 5, PORT CHARLOTTE 4Port Charlotte 011 200 0 — 4 6 5 Riverview 211 010 X — 5 6 2GIRLS TENNISLemon Bay 6, Port Charlotte 1: In Englewood, the Mantas Rays improved to 6-0 with a victory over Port Charlotte (0-2). Lemon Bay, which won four singles matches and both doubles, plays host to Venice on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. The Pirates play at North Port today at 3 p.m. Mantas coach Darrell Roach said the Pirates gave his team a good test. “We haven’t progressed while playing some of our compeition,” Roach said. “It was nice — Port Charlotte gave us a good match, even though it was 6-1. All the matches were fairly competitive.”LEMON BAY 6, PORT CHARLOTTE 1Singles: Sarah Lown (LB) def. Katie Rioux 6-0, 6-1; Corrine Bresky (PC) def. Vika Antonova 6-4, 7-6 (8); Stephanie Krisinski (LB) def. Nicole Bifaretti 7-5, 6-4; Ashley Tormey (LB) def. Jasmine Hojding 6-0, 6-1; Danielle Tormey (LB) def. Hannah King 6-0, 6-1. Doubles: Lown-Antonova (LB) def. Rioux-Bifaretti 8-4; Krisinski-A. Tormey (LB) def. Bresky/Hojding 8-2.BOYS TENNISNorth Port 4, Cardinal Mooney 3: In Sarasota, a day posting their first match victory in four years, the Bobcats (2-2) extended it to a two-game winning streak, sweeping the doubles matches to beat the Cougars. Alan Rizk won both his matches, defeating Cardinal Mooney’s Greg Short 8-0 in No. 4 singles, then teaming with Ryan Botelho for a victory in No. 2 doubles.NORTH PORT 4, CARDINAL MOONEY 3Singles: Phillip Tran (NP) d. Luke Horan 4-3, retired; Jesse Maunn (CM) d. Bryce Starr, 8-3; Jack Dingle (NP) d. Ryan Botelho 8-6; Alan Rizk (NP) d. Greg Short 8-0; Shane Black (CM) d. Brandon Uzegas 8-1. Doubles: Tran-Starr (NP) d. Dingle-Kyle Novak 8-3; Botelho-Rizk (NP) d. Maunn-Harrison Jones 8-6. PREP ROUNDUP PREP SCHEDULETODAY Baseball Cape Coral Christian at Commu nity Christian, 4 p.m. Softball Braden River at North Port, 7 p.m. Boys lacrosse Cypress Lake at Port Charlotte, 6 p.m. Girls tennis Port Charlotte at North Port, 3 p.m. Boys tennis North Port at Port Charlotte, 3 p.m. DeSoto County at Lemon Bay, 3:30 p.m.


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BoatingAnd WaterLineMagazine23170 Harborview Road Port Charlotte, FL 33980CUSTOMER SERVICE & SUBSCRIPTIONS941-206-1300PUBLISHERJOSH OLIVE941-276-9657Publisher@WaterLineWeekly.comMARKETINGAdvertising Director Leslee Peth 941-205-6400LPeth@sun-herald.comAdvertising Manager Mike Ruiz 941-205-6402MRuiz@sun-herald.comAdvertising Sales Erick Sykes 941-205-6405Sales@WaterLineWeekly.comBoaters’ Bargains 941-429-3110CONTRIBUTORSCapt. Ralph Allen Paige Bakhaus Abbie Banks Greg Bartz Jared Brimer Billy Carl Capt. Josh Greer Capt. Van Hubbard Ryan Ingle Robin Jenkins, DVM Jeff Kincaid Mark & Leigh Ann Long Robert Lugiewicz Nicole Miers-Pandolfi Capt. Mike Myers Betty Staugler Tony Towns Capt. Cayle WillsProduced & printed by Sun Coast Media GroupSome of WaterLine’s subject matter consists of the writers’ opinions. We do our best to be accurate in matters of fact in this publication, but matters of opinion are left to each individual author. ON THE COVERWaterLine photo by Capt. Ralph AllenA pair of two-pound tilapia eyeball a foam spider oating on the surface of a local pond. WEEKLY MAGAZINE TABLE OF CONTENTS So many fish! Reader Photos Around Charlotte Harbor CAPT. RALPH ALLEN Low-sodium fishing ....................................................................................... Page 8 Peace River Wildlife Center ROBIN JENKINS, DVM God and the gray fox .................................................................................... Page 10 Angling 101 ROBERT LUGIEWICZ Walleye fishing in Florida? ..................................................................... Page 11 A Life on the Water CAPT. VAN HUBBARD Spring break is coming ................................................................................. Page 18 Shooting Straight RYAN INGLE Great right out of the box ............................................................................ Page 20 Tournament Bassin’ GREG BARTZ Prepping to compete ................................................................................... Page 21 Angling 201 CAPT. MIKE MYERS The best way to tie one on ........................................................................... Page 22 Birding ABBIE BANKS Headed to the Circle B Bar ............................................................................ Page 23 SLACK TIDES ........................................................................................... Page 24 Page 12 BULLETIN BOARD | Page 9 ————— TIDE CHARTS | Page 4 ————— MAP OF LOCAL WATERS | Page 5 ————— FISH FINDER | Page 6 ————— FISHING REGULATIONS | Page 7 SEAFOOD RECIPES | Pages 16,19 ————— FISH PROFILES | Page 17 ————— READER PHOTOS | Pages 12-14 ————— BOATING CLASSES | Page 17 ————— SOLUNAR TABLES | Page 17 REGULAR FEATURES LETTERS TO THE EDITOR JOSH: I found the new requirement for the Reef Fish Angler Survey to be quite interesting. I followed the instructions and signed up. When I nished, I printed it out and it showed my saltwater shing license as well as my snook permit and the addition of the reef shing permit. I hope it covers grunts and squirrelsh! — Bob Leonard BOB: Thanks for reminding me about one of the Reef Fish Angler Survey stipulations: Although resident anglers over the age of 65 don’t need a license to sh, they do need to sign up for the survey if they’re planning to sh for red and vermilion snapper; gag; black and red grouper; gray triggersh; greater and lesser amberjack; banded ruddersh and almaco jack in the Gulf of Mexico. It won’t cost you anything. Survey participation becomes mandatory on April 1. You can do what Bob did and go to https://License.MyFWC. com, or call 1-888-FISHFLORIDA. As for your grunts and squirrellies, they’re not on the list, so you’d be able to them home anyway. — Josh Olive, WaterLine Publisher JOSH: Just a note to say that I was glad to see the hydrilla article in last week’s WaterLine. Years ago, I canoed up the Turner River from U.S. 41 and was interested to see how clear the water was, but loaded with hydrilla. I mused that the weed was doing quite a clean-up job. I kept an aquarium in my home of small sh taken from our waters and all it took was a few “blind dips” through the hydrilla to stock it with killish, gambusia, agsh, baby catsh, crawsh and more. A good nursery for forage sh. Even got a few salamanders. And the hydrilla looked good in the tank too. My little turtle gobbled it up, so I needed to replenish it regularly. I think sometimes the “all-or-nothing eradication” approach with situations like this and some regularly scheduled “prescribed burns” to controlling nature goes too far and doesn’t look beyond old habits and what is really happening out there. P.S. — Thanks for getting our Sierra Club listings back in WaterLine. — Rick Fried RICK: Hydrilla is a double-edged sword. While it certainly does make a ne place for little sh to hide and does a great job of sequestering nutrients from the water, it grows very rapidly and can easily get out of hand. To be healthy, a lake or river needs many types of habitat. Hydrilla, like water hyacinth and Brazilian pepper, tends toward a monoculture. If it’s allowed to do its thing, it will often choke out other types of aquatic vegetation and reduce the available habitat for species that need open space, not to mention make boat passage dicult or impossible. Manual removal works pretty well to keep hydrilla from going crazy, and that avoids all the negative side eects of herbicides. Perhaps if we could unleash an army of manatees to keep it in check — Josh Olive, WaterLine PublisherIf you have a comment or question for WaterLine, email us at are welcome on any outdoor-related subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters may be edited for length as well as grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name — not initials. Slanderous or libelous material will not be published. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse. The opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. WaterLine and Sun Coast Media Group take no responsibility for the content of these letters. If you’ve been reading WaterLine for a while, you’ve probably read a lot about sheries manage ment in our pages. Many times, you’ve probably shaken your head and muttered something like “I could do a better job than those idiots.” Well, that’s super. Let’s see what you’ve got. Florida Sea Grant (a program of the University of Florida) has a unique eort that aims to get more local knowledge into the regulatory process. It’s called the Charlotte Harbor Fisheries Forum. While some similar eorts have been made before, this one is dierent in that it doesn’t have any sort of pre-existing agenda. It will be what the participants make it into. The discussion is currently being guided by Sea Grant, but it’s expected that at some point a leadership will emerge from forum participants. The forum will work best if the participants represent a broad cross-section of people who utilize and depend on Charlotte Harbor. Fishing guides, commercial shermen, recreational anglers, boaters, real estate agents, developers, business owners, local ocials and anyone else who cares about the future of our waterways and their health should attend. The forum is not intended as a governing body, and will have no power to do that anyway. The goal is to form recommendations that can be passed on to those who make regulatory deci sions. By speaking with a louder collective voice, we’ll be more likely to be heard than if we all try to say something individually. You’re the experts. You spend more time out there than anyone. You know what the priorities should be. You have valuable observations. You have ideas about what could be done to make things better. Be heard. All it will cost you is a few hours of your time. The next meeting of the forum will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Laishley Marina (120 Laishley Court, Punta Gorda). Don’t come alone — invite your friends. The more people get involved at this early stage the better. Everyone has their own opinions, and we’re probably not all going to agree on everything. But part of the group agreement is that we are respectful of everyone’s ideas, whether we like them or not. Come and be part of the conver sation, and let’s see if we can work together to make things better. For more info about the Fisheries Forum program, call Jynessa at 352-392-9981 or Joy at 239-707-1267. Speaking of sheries regulations, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is taking a gander at barracuda. These sh are currently unregulated, which means there’s no size limits or special gear restrictions and the bag limit is a generous 100 pounds. But that could soon change. The state is hosting several barracuda workshops to gather public input on potential regulation changes such as commercial and recreational bag limits, size limits, gear restrictions, region-specic regula tions or other related management options for barracuda. These workshops are scheduled for the following locations (all are from 6 to 8 p.m.): Feb. 25: Key Colony Beach, City Hall, 600 E. Ocean Drive March 3: Dania Beach, International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum, 300 Gulf Stream Way March 5: Statewide webinar and telephone conference; Webinar: http://FWC.AdobeConnect. com/mfm; Voice-only access: Contact Marine@ or 850-487-0554 in advance of the workshop. For more information, go to 1h5Uvbj or call 850-487-0554. While on that page, you can nd more information on how to partici pate in the webinar. Give a little time FROM THE PUBLISHER’S DESK JOSH OLIVE omMM M10" 1 IllUIUMOM0: .WI


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Page 4 February 19, 2015 THURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W PUNTA GORDA 26.9283 N, 82.0650 W ADD 32 MINUTES TO TIMES FOR EL JOBEAN TIDES PLACIDA, GASPARILLA SOUND 26.8333 N, 82.2667 W ADD 28 MINUTES TO TIMES FOR LEMON BAY TIDES 06:53 -0.33 MATLACHA PASS BASCULE BRIDGE 26.6333 N, 82.0667 W MHHW 1.962, MHW 1.703, MTL1.076, MSL 1.070, MLW 0.449, MLLW 0.000 MHHW 1.407, MHW 1.175, MSL 0.784, MTL 0.768, MLW 0.358, MLLW 0.000 MHHW N/A, MHW N/A, MSL N/A, MTL N/A, MLW N/A, MLLW 0.000 MHHW 2.201, MHW 1.932, MSL 1.172, MTL 1.152, MLW 0.371, MLLW 0.000 All measurements in feet; for more info see TIDE CHARTSTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY Thursday 06:53 -0.33 feet L 13:03 1.28 feet H 18:35 0.44 feet L Friday 00:26 1.79 feet H 07:25 -0.15 feet L 13:27 1.41 feet H 19:30 0.28 feet L Saturday 01:18 1.60 feet H 07:55 0.07 feet L 13:56 1.56 feet H 20:29 0.15 feet L Sunday 02:13 1.36 feet H 08:22 0.28 feet L 14:29 1.68 feet H 21:32 0.07 feet L Monday 03:14 1.11 feet H 08:45 0.48 feet L 15:07 1.76 feet H 22:43 0.01 feet L Tuesday 04:30 0.89 feet H 08:59 0.64 feet L 15:51 1.79 feet H Wednesday 00:01 -0.03 feet L 16:44 1.77 feet H Thursday 02:31 1.77 feet H 09:59 -0.41 feet L 16:00 1.21 feet H 21:47 0.25 feet L Friday 03:25 1.66 feet H 10:34 -0.24 feet L 16:27 1.32 feet H 22:42 0.10 feet L Saturday 04:21 1.48 feet H 11:06 -0.05 feet L 16:58 1.44 feet H 23:38 -0.01 feet L Sunday 05:20 1.27 feet H 11:37 0.15 feet L 17:32 1.54 feet H Monday 00:39 -0.07 feet L 06:25 1.04 feet H 12:06 0.34 feet L 18:09 1.61 feet H Tuesday 01:45 -0.09 feet L 07:40 0.84 feet H 12:30 0.51 feet L 18:51 1.64 feet H Wednesday 03:02 -0.10 feet L 09:28 0.71 feet H 12:43 0.65 feet L 19:40 1.61 feet H Thursday 00:03 1.53 feet H 07:34 -0.35 feet L 13:23 1.00 feet H 19:12 0.21 feet L Friday 00:55 1.45 feet H 08:08 -0.20 feet L 13:48 1.09 feet H 20:05 0.10 feet L Saturday 01:49 1.30 feet H 08:40 -0.03 feet L 14:16 1.18 feet H 21:02 0.02 feet L Sunday 02:45 1.12 feet H 09:11 0.15 f eet L 14:48 1.27 feet H 22:04 -0.03 feet L Monday 03:49 0.92 feet H 09:40 0.32 feet L 15:24 1.32 feet H 23:13 -0.05 feet L Tuesday 05:11 0.75 feet H 10:09 0.47 feet L 16:07 1.34 feet H Wednesday 00:33 -0.06 feet L 07:15 0.66 feet H 10:38 0.59 feet L 17:01 1.32 feet H Thursday 02:13 1.82 feet H 10:01 -0.41 feet L 15:33 1.19 feet H 21:39 0.25 feet L Friday 03:05 1.72 feet H 10:35 -0.24 feet L 15:58 1.29 feet H 22:32 0.12 feet L Saturday 03:59 1.55 feet H 11:07 -0.03 feet L 16:26 1.40 feet H 23:29 0.02 feet L Sunday 04:55 1.33 feet H 11:38 0.18 feet L 16:58 1.50 feet H Monday 00:31 -0.04 feet L 05:59 1.09 feet H 12:07 0.38 feet L 17:34 1.57 feet H Tuesday 01:40 -0.06 feet L 07:21 0.88 feet H 12:36 0.56 feet L 18:17 1.59 feet H Wednesday 03:00 -0.08 feet L 09:25 0.78 feet H 13:05 0.71 feet L 19:11 1.57 feet HVENICE INLET PUNTA GORDA PLACIDA MATLACHA PASS 13:03 1.28 18:35 0.44 00:26 1.79 07:25 -0.15 13:27 1.41 01:18 1.60 19:30 0.28 13:56 1.56 07:55 0.07 02:13 1.36 20:29 0.15 14:29 1.68 08:22 0.28 03:14 1.11 21:32 0.07 08:45 0.48 15:07 1.76 22:43 0.01 04:30 0.89 08:59 0.64 15:51 1.79 00:01 -0.03 16:44 1.77 16:00 1.21 21:47 0.25 03:25 1.66 10:34 -0.24 16:27 1.32 04:21 1.48 22:42 0.10 16:58 1.44 11:06 -0.05 05:20 1.27 23:38 -0.01 17:32 1.54 11:37 0.15 06:25 1.04 00:39 -0.07 12:06 0.34 18:09 1.61 01:45 -0.09 07:40 0.84 12:30 0.51 18:51 1.64 03:02 -0.10 19:40 1.61 00:03 1.53 19:12 0.21 00:55 1.45 08:08 -0.20 13:48 1.09 01:49 1.30 20:05 0.10 14:16 1.18 08:40 -0.03 02:45 1.12 21:02 0.02 14:48 1.27 09:11 0.15 03:49 0.92 22:04 -0.03 09:40 0.32 15:24 1.32 23:13 -0.05 05:11 0.75 10:09 0.47 16:07 1.34 00:33 -0.06 17:01 1.32 02:13 1.82 21:39 0.25 03:05 1.72 10:35 -0.24 15:58 1.29 03:59 1.55 22:32 0.12 16:26 1.40 11:07 -0.03 04:55 1.33 23:29 0.02 16:58 1.50 11:38 0.18 05:59 1.09 00:31 -0.04 12:07 0.38 17:34 1.57 01:40 -0.06 07:21 0.88 12:36 0.56 18:17 1.59 03:00 -0.08 19:11 1.57 09:59 -0.41 02:31 1.77 09:28 0.71 07:15 0.66 09:25 0.78 12:43 0.65 07:34 -0.35 13:23 1.00 10:38 0.59 15:33 1.19 10:01 -0.41 13:05 0.71 As a busy working charter captain, my boat has to be available and ready to go when I need it. Here at Gasparilla Marina, I have everything I need to make sure that happens. My boat is securely stored on a lift, but I have easy access to it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I can get fuel, bait and supplies at competitive prices right here. I love not having to trailer it anywhere to have work done; the marina’s service department takes care of everything. Plus I have quick access to the area’s best shing spots. I can’t imagine keeping my boat anywhere else.— Capt. Mike Myers, Reelshark Charters 4 .: :.yeI idt1II.111 U L ovacL,GASPARILLA-MARINA-11BOAT STORAGE:WET SLIPS, BOAT LIFTSCOVERED DRY STORAGEWATERSIDE GRILLOPEN 6:30 AM -11 PMBOAT RENTALS, FUEL DOCK,BAIT & TACKLE, ICE, BEER,SHIPS STORE & SERVICEGASPABJLLA-MR15001 INA-GASPARILLA RDPLACIDA, FL 941-697-2280GASPARILLAMARINA.COMMARKER 20 0 's0ON THE ICW a


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Page 6 February 19, 2015 LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM VENICE TO PINE ISLAND LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM INSHORE & FRESHWATER GULF & OFFSHORE BEST BETThe trout bite has been good, but the overwhelming majority are shorts. The jack bite has been hot along the jetties and all through the ICW. MirrOlure Lil Johns in Blue Moon have been doing well. Snook have been biting in the Myakka around the docks. Anglers were nding keeper red grouper, grunts and porgies within 5 miles of the Venice jetties. Sheepshead have been doing very well around El Jobean and Placida. Some really nice trout have been caught lately, up to 30 inches. Catsh Creek is producing well, and shrimp under a cork are the hot bait. Slot redsh have showed up too, with lots of sightings on the ats in Whidden Creek and the top of Bull Bay. They’re also eating shrimp. Pole or troll up close. The beach has been muddy, so there are fewer pompano in the surf, but the bite is decent inside. Lots of red grouper lately, with most in the 22to 28-inch range. Big yellowtail are coming from 80 feet on pieces of shrimp and cut cigar minnows. Lots of chum is the key to get them biting. Schooling cobia have been spotted at Mary’s Reef. Big sheepshead are doing very well. Dunk a shrimp at the Gasparilla or Placida piers or down at the old phosphate dock. Lots of jacks are in the lower Myakka River; they’ll hit plugs and any ashy lures. The shark action is decent on the beaches from Englewood south, with big sandbar sharks and some jumbo Goliath grouper as bycatch. Fish cut mullet. El Jobean and Placida have been producing black drum on handpicked shrimp shed right on the bottom. If you can avoid the wind, the bite is good. Red grouper are coming in from 12 to 15 miles o Venice. Anglers dropping cut sardines and squid are reporting that limits are common. The sheepshead bite has been decent at El Jobean and Placida but lousy in Venice. Crabs are hard to nd, so sh shrimp or barnacles on a pink larva jig. FISHING TIP OF THE WEEK: The perfect fishing rod would be so strong you could bend it in half without breaking it, so sensitive you could feel a gnat land on it and so light you didn’t even realize you were holding it. Since nothing is perfect, we have to compromise. Fiberglass is strong, but it’s heavy and insensitive. High modulus graphite is light and sensitive but brittle. Carbon fiber might be able to do all three, but the technology to build that rod doesn’t exist yet (today’s carbon fiber rods are composites reinforced with carbon fiber, not straight carbon fiber). Your best bet is to feel as many rods as possible. A good tackle shop will help you demo rods in the store until you find one that feels right. Ideally, you should attach the reel you plan to use before doing any testing — it’s amazing how different a rod can feel with different reels hung on it. Once you select a make and model, play with different lengths and actions. For fishing that involves casting, you’re generally best off with the longest rod you can easily transport, which is probably a 7-foot or 7-foot-6 model. F ISH F INDER ROGERFINE BAIT & TACKLE North Port 941-240-5981 JIMFISHERMAN’S EDGE Grove City 941-697-7595 MALCOLMCOOKS SPORTLAND Venice 941-493-0025Small trout are all over the grass ats hitting Lil Johns. There are a few bigger ones around, with some 20-inchers caught around Placida. Scattered redsh are on the oyster bars, and you’ll probably nd some sheepshead there too. Snook have lockjaw, but there have been some big ones in the backcountry. It’s easier to avoid wind on smaller waters, and the cold and rain have the crappie red up on the lakes and canals. Look for bass on the edges of the grass. Some Spanish mackerel have been caught just outside the passes. Any bait schools should have some macks around. Nearshore reefs have had some good sheepshead and snapper action, and a few sh have been chomped in half on the way up by bull sharks. Wind will probably keep most boats from going too far out. The upper Harbor has been producing lots of jacks. Look for sh chasing bait in the creeks. They’ll hit most any fast-moving articial. Redsh are scattered on the east and west walls. Look under the bushes at high tide. The east wall has been producing pompano and a scattering of ounder. Black drum are getting ready for the spawn and are eating shrimp after dark in the canals. Jacks are thick in the canals too. Sheepshead are taking shrimp or sand eas around dock pilings. Trout are picking up in Alligator Creek, outside Pirate Harbor and in Bull and Turtle bays. The Gulf crab trap buoys have had lots of tripletail on them lately, and a few have started showing up around inshore channel markers. If you can avoid the wind, reef shing has been great, with red grouper, porgies and snapper biting very well. A few amberjack and cobia have also been brought in. It’s February, so there are cold fronts. Get over it. Fishing should pick up over the weekend. For now, the afternoon bite should be best. Take an assortment of tackle and be ready for whatever. Reports have been very mixed. There are trout and redsh around the ats, but you’ll spend time hunting. If you nd ‘em, stay on ‘em. Many areas are empty of sh. The snook bite has been decent on shrimp, better on whitebait if you can nd any. The canals are holding sheepshead and black drum, with the best bite near the mouths. Bonnetheads have abandoned the ats and moved to the wavy middle of the Harbor. Bass are bedding in Webb Lake and the canals. The reefs are producing plenty of mangrove snapper, grunts and sheepshead at 6 to 12 miles, along with a few hit-or-miss cobia. If you’re nuts enough to go way out, the red grouper bite is pretty good at 90 feet. Focus your eorts on the canals. There have been some jacks providing good action. The sheepshead action is decent around the dock pilings and bridges. Snook should be piled in the canals biting from late morning to afternoon. Redsh will move back onto the ats once they get over the shock of the cold. Look for dark bottom and soak a shrimp. If we get a calm enough day, the bite is good on the reefs. Sheepshead are good close to shore; farther out expect mangrove snapper and red grouper. 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Page 7 February 19, 2015 State and federal regulations for Southwest Florida waters as of Feb. 10, 2015. All bag limits are per harvester per day. Other limits may apply. This chart does not include every law or regulation an angler needs to know. For full rules, visit and LICENSES Resident saltwater or freshwater: Annual $17, 5-year $79. If you sh from shore only, a license is required but is free. A combo license for both freshwater and saltwater shing is $32.50 annually. Nonresident saltwater or freshwater: 3 days $17, 7 days $30, annual $47. Free shore shing license not available for nonresidents. Annual shing permits: Snook $10, lobster $5, not required when no license requiredSALTWATER FISH Almaco Jack Bag limit 100 pounds in state waters; notes: 9,11,14 Amberjack, Greater 30” min. size; bag limit 1; season closed June 1-July 31; notes: 1,3,4,5,9,14 Amberjack, Lesser & Banded Ruddersh Slot 14” to 22”; aggregate bag limit 5; notes: 1,4,5,9,14 Black Drum Slot 14” to 24” (may possess one over 24”); bag limit 5; notes: 5,7,8 Black Sea Bass 10” min. size; bag limit 100 pounds; notes: 2,4,5,9 Bluesh 12” min. size; bag limit 10; notes: 1,5 Blue runner Bag limit 100. Bonesh Harvest prohibited. Cobia 33” min. size; bag limit in state waters, 1 per harvester or 6 per vessel, whichever is less; limit in federal waters, 2; notes: 1,5 Dolphin (Mahi mahi) Bag limit 10 per harvester or 60 per vessel, whichever is less (state waters only); notes: 5 Flounder, all species 12” min. size; bag limit 10; harvest by gig or spear permitted; notes: 2,5,8 Grouper, Black 22” min. size; bag limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10,12,14 Grouper, Gag 22” min. size; bag limit 2; season open July 1 Dec. 3 in state and federal waters; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10,14 Grouper, Goliath Harvest prohibited. Legal to target for catch and release in state but not federal waters. Grouper, Red 20” min. size; bag limit 4 in state and federal waters (Note: Bag limit will change to 2 in state and federal waters at a future date to be announced); notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10,12,14 Grouper, Scamp 16” min. size; bag limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10,12 Grouper, Snowy & Yellowedge Bag limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10Grouper, Warsaw & Speckled HindBag limit 1 per vessel; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10Grouper, Yellown & Yellowmouth20” min. size; bag limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10,12 Grouper, Coney, Graysby, Red Hind, Rock Hind & Tiger Bag limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10,12 Hogsh 12” min. size; bag limit 5; notes: 1,4,5,9 Mackerel, King (kingsh) 24” min. size; bag limit 2 (reduced to 1 in some state waters if federal waters are closed to harvest; see for current regulations); notes: 1,5 Mackerel, Spanish 12” min. size; bag limit 15; transfer of Spanish mackerel to other vessels at sea prohibited; notes: 1,5 Mullet, Striped & Silver Bag limit, Feb 1-Aug. 31, aggregate 50 per harvester or 100 per vessel, whichever is less; Sept. 1-Jan. 31, aggregate 50 per harvester or per vessel; bag limit also applies to mullet used as bait; harvest or possession of striped mullet prohibited in Punta Gorda between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. from Nov. 1-Feb. 29. See Permit Slot 11” to 20” (may possess one over 20”; maximum of 2 over 20” per vessel); bag limit 2; hook and line gear only in state waters; spearing legal in federal waters; notes: 1,5,7 Pompano, Florida 11” min. size; bag limit 6; notes: 1,5,7 Pompano, African 24” min. size; bag limit 2 per harvester or per vessel; spear shing prohibited; notes: 1,5,7 Porgy, Red Bag limit 100 pounds; notes: 4,5,9 Redsh Slot 18” to 27”; bag limit 1 per harvester or 8 per vessel, whichever is less; transport limit 6 per person; gigging, spearing or snatching prohibited; illegal to harvest or possess in federal water; notes: 2,5,7 Sailsh 63” min. size from tip of lower jaw to center of fork; bag limit 1 any billsh (sailsh and marlin); Highly Migratory Species permit required to target or harvest in federal waters and all harvested sh must be reported to NOAA within 24 hours; notes: 5 Sea Trout, Spotted Slot 15” to 20” (may possess one over 20”); bag limit 4; notes: 2,5,7 Shark, all species 54” min. size except Atlantic sharpnose, blacknose, blacktip, bonnethead, netooth and smooth dogsh (only exceptions to 54” min. in federal waters are Atlantic sharpnose and bonnethead; bag limit in state waters 1 per harvester or 2 per vessel, whichever is less; bag limit in federal waters, 1 per vessel; may be harvested by hook and line only; Highly Migratory Species permit required to target or harvest in federal waters; harvest of lemon, tiger, sandbar and hammerhead sharks prohibited; notes: 1,5,7 Sheepshead 12” min. size; bag limit 15; notes: 2,5,7 Snapper, Cubera Slot 12” to 30” (may possess 2 over 30” per harvester or per vessel); bag limit 10 if under 30”; sh over 30” not included in aggregate limit; notes: 2,4,5,9,13 Snapper, Gray (Mangrove) 10” min. size in state waters; 12” min. in federal waters; bag limit 5; notes: 2,4,5,9,13 Snapper, Lane 8” min. size; bag limit 100 pounds in state waters; not included in aggregate limit; notes: 2,4,5,9,11 Snapper, Mutton 16” min. size; bag limit 10; notes: 2,4,5,9,13 Snapper, Red 16” min. size; bag limit 2; 2015 season to be determined; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,13,14 Snapper, Schoolmaster 10” min. size; bag limit 10; notes: 2,4,5,9,13 Snapper, Vermilion (beeliner) 10” min. size; bag limit 10; notes: 2,4,5,9,11,14 Snapper, Blackn, Dog, Queen, Mahogany, Silk & Yellowtail 12” min. size; limit 10 per harvester; notes: 2,4,5,9,13 Snook Slot 28” to 33”; bag limit 1; season closed Dec. 1-Feb. 29 & May 1-Aug. 31; $10 snook permit required to harvest when license is required, including free resident shore shing license; state regulations apply in federal waters; notes: 2,5,6,7,8 Tarpon Bag limit 1 per harvester per year; $51.50 tarpon tag required to harvest or possess, which is legal only in pursuit of an IGFA record; for seasonal Boca Grande Pass rules, see http://; notes: 6,8 Triggersh, Gray 14” min. size in state waters; 12” min. size in fed waters; bag limit 2; season closed until Dec. 31 in all waters; notes: 1,4,5,11,14 Tripletail 15” min. size; bag limit 2; may be harvested by hook and line only; notes: 2,5,7,8 Wahoo Bag limit 2; notes: 1,5 Lionsh Invasive exotic; kill on sight. No size or bag limits. Fins have venomous spines. NO-HARVEST SPECIES In addition to the species above listed, harvest of Nassau grouper, spotted eagle rays and sawsh is prohibited. Go to the website below for a full list of no-harvest species. Visit for full rules. NOTES1. Measured fork length. Fork length is the straight line distance from the most forward part of the head with the mouth closed to the center of the tail. 2. Measured total length. Total length is the straight line distance from the most forward part of the head with the mouth closed to the farthest tip of the tail with the tail compressed or squeezed together while the sh is lying on its side. 3. Bag limit zero for captain and crew of for-hire vessels on a paid trip. 4. Reef sh gear rules apply. Anglers must use non-stainless steel circle hooks when using natural baits, and must possess a dehooking device. 5. Must remain in whole condition (head and tail intact) until landed ashore. Removal of gills and internal organs OK. 6. Harvest by spearshing prohibited. 7. Use of multiple or treble hooks in conjunction with natural bait prohibited. 8. Harvest by snatching prohibited. 9. Except for sand perch and dwarf sand perch, sh designated as reef sh are illegal to use as bait in federal waters or aboard a vessel with a federal reef sh permit. In state waters, legal-size reef sh may be used as bait but must remain in whole condition and must be counted against bag limit. 10. Included in aggregate grouper bag limit of 4 sh. 11. Included in 20-sh reef sh aggregate bag in federal waters (also all tileshes). 12. Closed Feb. 1-March 31 ONLY in federal waters outside 20-fathom break.13: Included in aggregate snapper bag limit of 10 sh.14: Participation in Gulf Reef Fish Survey required to harvest beginning April 1. Register when renewing your license or at FISHLargemouth Bass* South of State Road 80; max. size 14”, bag limit 5 (may possess one over 14”) — North of State Road 80; slot 14”-22”, bag limit 5 (may possess one over 22”)*Sunsh (all species excluding crappie)* Aggregate limit 50Crappie* Limit 25 Buttery peacock bass Maximum size 17”, limit 2 (may possess one sh over 17”) Grass carp Must be released immediately Other exotic shes Please keep and eat or otherwise destroy; do not use as live bait. Unregulated species No bag or size limits on gar (except alligator gar; possession of this species is illegal), bown, pickerel and all catsh. * Visit for full rules, including special management areas. F ISHING R ULES adno=50476246 MARINEMAX VENICE 1485 S. 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Page 8 February 19, 2015 The wind’s been blowing. Yes, there have been some gorgeous days during brief periods of calm weather this month. But let’s face it, there have also been too many days when the wind has been blowing the tops o the waves in Charlotte Harbor. Days when Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda looked like Hawaii’s North Shore during the big surf competition. Days when conditions have been so snotty that most anglers have simply given up their shing plans and spent those blustery hours puttering around the house. If you’d rather sh than putter on those windy days, then you might give freshwater shing a try. February and March are probably the wind iest months of the year in Southwest Florida. These are the months when many saltwater shing plans are dashed by uncooperative weather. Coincidentally, February and March are also some of the very best freshwater shing months of the year. Even better yet, much of the freshwater shing in this area takes place in such small and protected backwaters that shing is possible on even the windiest of days. You can use your saltwater gear in fresh water, and many people do. However, you’ll have more fun if you use really light stu. How light? Eight-pound spinning tackle will get the job done, but for real fun consider dropping down to 6or even 4-pound test. A one-pound bass on 4-pound ultralight tackle is a real hoot! Some anglers use live bait in fresh water, but articials work well and allow shermen to quickly cover ground while prospecting for sh. For pansh and small bass on ultralight tackle, there is probably no lure that’s more successful in more conditions than a simple Beetle Spin. Small slashbaits are great for prospecting for bass on medium-weight tackle, and plastic worms and lizards deserve a place in every angler’s freshwater kit, though these soft baits should be shed on heavier tackle. For the y rod guys, a 3 or 4 weight is usually enough rod for pansh and small bass. If you’re planning on chugging some heavy bass poppers, a 7 or 8 weight would be a better choice. Bream popping bugs or foam spiders are great topwater pansh catchers, and woolly bugger patterns do very well subsurface. If you’ve got a ats ski that you usually use on Charlotte Harbor, you’ll nd that it can make a good freshwater boat too. Hathaway Park on Shell Creek oers a good ramp which provides access both upstream and down. Just watch out for the no-wake zones, and when you’re not in a slow-speed zone, watch for submerged tree trunks. There are also three boat ramps on Webb Lake o Tucker’s Grade in south Punta Gorda. This ve-mile-long lake is a no-combustion-motor zone, so make sure that you leave the big engine out of the water and do your shing only on the electric. Bass must be released at Webb Lake, and there are special regulations on pansh and catsh. Check the regulations pamphlet that you’ll nd at the Webb check-in station. No boat? No problem. There are countless places to sh freshwater from shore in South west Florida. Many county parks oer pedestrian shing opportunities, as do hundreds of roadside retention ponds, ditches and swales. Sometimes it’s really surprising what you can catch in a small bit of water that everybody else overlooks. The most common local freshwater catches are largemouth bass, bluegill and tilapia. Yes, tilapia. Even though you may have been told that tilapia won’t bite a hook, that’s not true. They don’t always bite, and they seldom bite really well, but there are so many of them in most freshwater bodies that they are caught regularly, especially by anglers shing with y tackle or with ultralight spinning gear. Other freshwater sh that are regularly encountered by local anglers include spotted sunsh (stumpknockers), redear sunsh (shell crackers), warmouth, black crappie (speckled perch or specks), gar, bown (mudsh) and freshwater catsh. There was a thriving shery for Mayan cichlids in Charlotte County prior to the cold snap in 2010, but most of these scrappy sh perished during that chilly time. They are now starting to reappear in local waters, but they have not yet returned in signicant numbers. Be sure to stay legal. Freshwater shing in Florida requires a separate license from your saltwater license. Get one while you’re at the tackle shop getting your freshwater gear. Let’s go shing!Capt. Ralph Allen runs the King Fisher Fleet of sightseeing and shing charter boats located at Fishermen’s Village Marina in Punta Gorda. He is an award-winning outdoor writer and photographer and is a past president of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association. 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Page 9 February 19, 2015 FREE LECTURE SERIESJ.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge (1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel) will oer a series of free lectures on Fridays through April. Lectures will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 27: Author Gary Monroe, “The Highwaymen,” followed by a book signing. March 6: Sarah Adams, “Memories of my Grandfather, Ansel Adams.” March 20: Author Marie Read, “Into the Nest: Intimate Views of Birds,” followed by a book signing. March 27: Peggy MacDonald and Marjorie Harris Carr, “Defenders of Florida’s Environment,” followed by a book signing. April 3: Jeremy Conrad, “Sea Turtles.” April 10: Jerry Lorenz, “Roseate Spoonbills.” Call the education center at 239-472-1100 for more info.AUDUBON MEETSJoin the Peace River Audubon Society chapter for its next general meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church (1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte). The speaker will be Dr. Marianne Korosy, Jay Watch Coordinator and Important Bird Area Coordinator for Audubon Florida. Dr. Korosy will discuss the status of the Florida scrub jay. Call Jim Knoy at 303-868-8337 for more info. All Audubon meetings, eld trips and Walkabouts are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule, visit DIFFERENCESJoin expert naturalists Bob Cooper and Dave Clayton at 9 a.m. Feb. 21 on a 2.5-mile round trip hike from Wildower Preserve (3120 Gasparilla Pines Blvd., Englewood) to the adjacent, county-owned Amberjack Environmental Park. The dierences in habitat types between these adjacent preserve areas are astounding, as are the ecological ties that bind them together. Bring binoculars and wear good walking shoes. This is one of our longer hikes and usually takes approximately three hours. Co-sponsored by LBC and the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center. Call 941-830-8922 for more info.HIKE THE HIGH MARSHJoin the Little Pine Island trail guide for a free morning hike through a restored area of salt ats, hammock and mangroves and return through a sea of softly waving grasses. Hikes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday and Wednesday morning thru April 11. Hosted by the Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park. Advance registration is required; call 941-575-5861 to sign up.AUDUBON HEADS TO CIRCLE BAR BJoin the Peace River Audubon Society Feb. 21 for a eld trip to the Circle B Bar Preserve (4399 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland). The Audubon Society has a long-standing involvement with this site, from planning through educational programs and events. This 1,269-acre reserve hosts large populations of wading birds and waterfowl. The total bird list for the preserve is 229 species. See for more info. The tour will start at 9 a.m. in the main parking lot close to the Nature Discovery Center. The carpool will meet behind the McDonald’s on Peachland Boulevard and will leave promptly at 6:30 a.m. Bring a picnic lunch. Call Bob Winter at 941-828-2627.FAMILIES IN NATUREHey, kids — join the “Puc Puggy” (Flower Hunter) Club at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 for a family nature activity and walk at Cedar Point Environmental Park (2300 Placida Road, Englewood). For kids from third through eighth grades accompanied by a parent or guardian. Dress appropriately for weather conditions, wear sensible shoes for walking and possibly getting wet. Bring bug repellent. RSVP to 941-475-0769.FREE KIDS’ PROGRAMSThe Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center is now oering free Little Explorers programs for children 2 to 6 years of age. Introduce your pre-school er to the wonderful world of nature through age appropriate stories, craft activities and outdoor scavenger hunts. All Little Explorers classes will take place at 10 a.m. in Alligator Creek Preserve’s brand new Cani Children’s Corner (10941 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda). Upcoming classes are scheduled for Feb. 24; March 10 & 24; April 14 & 28; and May 12 & 26. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more info or to register, call 941-575-5435 or email AT THE CONSERVANCY Back by popular demand! The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s (1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples) environmental education lecture series continues in 2015 with new topics and some sell-out favor ites. The popular series returns to Eaton Conservation Hall on select Tuesday evenings through May. Speakers: Feb. 24, Conservancy biologist Je Schmid will speak on Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. March 10, Elam Stoltzfus of Live Oak Production Group will talk about lmmaking in Florida. April 14, local author and lecturer Charles Sobczak will discuss the human footprint. May 12, Conservancy policy and advocacy staers Jennifer Hecker and Nicole Johnson will speak on oil drilling and water. General admission is $10 per person; free for members. Seating is space-available. To make a reservation, call Kelsey Hudson at 239-403-4228. FREE WILDLIFE SEMINARSA fascinating program for anyone who is interested in learning about animals found in Southwest Florida. Talks are held from 2 to 3 p.m. at Rotary Park (5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral). Free and suitable for all ages. Feb. 25: Owls and Hawks. March 16: Florida’s Turtles. March 26: Aquatic Exotics. April 23: Coyotes. Call 239-549-4606 for more info.PUNTA GORDA BOAT CLUB SUNSET SOCIALThinking about joining the club? Watch a beautiful sunset and mingle with the members from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the club (802 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda). Bring an appetizer and your drink. For more info, call Jan at 941-743-2472 or Paul at 941-456-2182, or visit SWAMP WALKSJoin the volunteers on the CREW Bird Rookery Swamp Trails (1295 Shady Hollow Blvd W., Naples) for a free, entertaining and informative 2.5-hour guided walk. Learn the history, see wildlife and enjoy the views. Morning walks will be oered at 9 a.m. Feb. 28 and March 28. An afternoon walk will be held at 1:30 p.m. March 1. Call 239-657-2253.NATIVE PLANT WALKJoin the Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society at 9 a.m. Feb. 28 for a slow stroll in Sleeping Turtles South (2800 N. River Road, Venice). The upland and wetland communities here are home to gopher tortoises, bobcats, swallow-tailed kites and osprey. Wildowers that may be observed include false foxglove, blazing star, pennyroyal and spider lily. Everyone is welcome. For more info, call Denny Girard at 941-474-1492 or go to http:// REGATTAThe 6th Annual Sarasota Invitational Regatta is the premier rowing race launching the sprint regatta season. 1,500 masters, youth and adaptive rowers will compete in this two-day event Feb. 28 and March 1. Youth will compete on Saturday, Masters on Sunday. Come out to Nathan Benderson Park (5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota), future site of the 2017 World Rowing Championships, to witness the excitement. Admission is free. $5 parking fee. Go to for more info.BIRD ROOKERY SWAMP WALKSJoin the volunteer sta at CREW Bird Rookery Swamp Trails FREE LECTURE SERIES OUTDOOR NEWS BULLETIN BOARD If you have a meeting, tournament, festival or other event you want included in the Outdoor News Bulletin Board, email it to Editor@WaterLineWeekly.comBULLETIN BOARD | 15 SIERRA CLUB OUTINGSAll outings are free of charge and the public is welcome to attend. Voluntary donations to the Charlotte Sierra Club are always gratefully accepted. Reservations required; call the listed number to sign up or ask any questions. PADDLE LETTUCE LAKE: Explore the wooded maze of channels from the lake out into the Peace River with Master Naturalist Rick Fried from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 or April 22. Lunch at the Nav-A-Gator. Provide your own watercraft, PFD and lunch money, and be able to swim. 941-637-8805. DON PEDRO ISLAND STATE PARK: Islanders and Florida Master Naturalists Merrill and Bob Horswill will be your guides from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 25 or March 18. Launch from the park mainland and paddle to the island for a wildower hike and lunch at beach pavilion. Provide your own water craft, PFD and lunch, and be able to swim. 941-445-6181. KAYAK PRAIRIE CREEK: Paddle through streamside and cypress wetlands from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 27, led by Florida Master Naturalists Jamie Reynolds and Jim Knoy. Provide your own watercraft and PFD, and be able to swim. Call 941-637-8284. HIKE SHELL CREEK PRESERVE: Join Florida Master Naturalists Jamie Reynolds and Jim Knoy from 8:30 to 11 a.m. March 5 for a guided nature walk in this protected preserve of pine atwoods and scrub habitats. 941-637-8284. STUMP PASS TO KNIGHT ISLAND: Join Dr. Bill Dunson from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 6 for a kayaking and hiking beach ecology tour. Provide own watercraft and PFD, and be able to swim. 941-423-2714. PEACE RIVER BIRDING PADDLE: Master Naturalist Rick Fried will lead trips from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 12, April 13, May 13 and May 28 to an island bird rookery. Lunch at Nav-AGator. Provide your own watercraft, PFD and lunch money, and be able to swim. 941-6378805. KAYAK AND GARDEN TOUR: Dr. Bill Dunson will lead a kayak trip and tour of his wildower yard, featuring more than 140 plant species, from 9 a.m. to noon March 15. This will be about a 5.5-mile round trip paddle. 941-423-2713. 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Page 10 February 19, 2015 You know it’s going to be one of those weeks when the boss storms into the oce Monday morning and declares, “I am God!” Before you think I’m telling tales about the crazy lady I work for, please be aware that I am that boss. I may be just a little bit crazy. But, truth be told, I’m not really even one of the minor goddesses. In my defense, that is not exactly what I meant to say. I was schlepping my usual pile of paraphernalia — laptop computer, laundry soap, squirrel (the kinds of things everyone carries with them to work, right?) into the oce rst thing in the morning. When I headed back out to get another armload, someone asked if I needed help. My brain was processing whether to say, “No, I got it,” or “No, I’m good.” It came out as, “No, I’m God.” A new habitat cleaner was signing into the volunteer logbook in the oce at Peace River Wildlife Center when I said it. She got such a look of terror in her eyes, I think I’ll start every Monday morning like that from now on. What a week it turned out to be. We had the usual bumper crop of baby bunnies being brought in. They were pitched out of the nest by a lawn mower, retrieved by a Labradoodle, and trapped in a garage. One was even found in a pool. Who knew cottontails could do the backstroke? Just like the Energizer Bunny, those little guys never seem to stop coming in. Remember to leave them for their mother to raise if they are not injured or truly orphaned or abandoned. Mama rabbits will leave their young alone for several hours between nursing visits, so just because they’re by themselves, don’t assume they’re on their own. One of our more unusual patients so far this year is a gray fox that was brought to us by Char lotte County Animal Control Ocer Finkbeiner. The fox was reportedly stuck in a fence for a few days before the property owners became aware of the situation. The adult male is resting comfortably in PRWC’s isolation ward. Initially, he was so weak he could barely raise his head. He progressed quickly to eating on his own—he has a voracious appetite! He can now stand and walk a few steps, but his gait is still unstable. It will be some time before we can make the determination if permanent damage was done to his spine or the nerves in one or more of his legs by the entrapment. We hope to be able to release him if he can make a full recovery. In the meantime, he is actually a joy to work with. He is a wild animal and must be handled accordingly, but his eyes are so intelligent. He is trusting of us so far, as though he knows we are trying to help him. We are monitoring him also for the possibility that he may have a contagious disease like canine distemper or rabies. But his progress so far diminishes the chance of that and should he survive, he will be vaccinated for those diseases. Gray foxes are found over much of Florida. The smaller gray fox is usually more dominant than the larger red fox and will push the reds out of a shared territory. Luckily for our patient, gray foxes are not hunted quite as often as red foxes since they don’t give dogs as good a chase and their fur is not as valuable to man (although it remains pretty darned valuable to the fox!). Foxes are “opportunivores.” They will eat anything they can get their little paws on — small mammals, birds, frogs, fruits, vegetables, etc. Although they are rarely seen since they usually only come out at night, they can be found close to human habitation, sometimes nosing through garbage. They make their dens in hollow trees, stumps, and gopher tortoise burrows. The gray fox is one of only two canids that can actually climb trees, a skill used to avoid predators and reach food (the other is the Asian raccoon dog). A gray fox can shinny up a branchless tree and jump down, or turn its ankles to climb down backwards like a cat. Another interesting fact about foxes — the gray fox has oval pupils, while the red fox has slit-like pupils. I don’t advocate using this method to determine at which wild animal you are looking, however. The red fox will have more red fur, black “socks” on all four legs and a white-tipped tail. The gray fox will have a little red in his predominantly gray grizzled coat and a black-tipped tail. And either will try to chomp you if you get close enough to see the whites (or pupils) of his eyes.Peace River Wildlife Center is a nonprot organization, dedicated to the care, preservation and protection of Charlotte County’s native wildlife since 1978. They are open seven days a week year-round, including holidays. Tours are oered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. PRWC receives no government funding and relies entirely on private donations. For more info, visit PeaceRiver, email PeaceRiverWildlife@ or call 941-637-3830. 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Page 11 February 19, 2015 OK, obviously there are no walleye in the Sunshine State. But since this is the land of former Northerners, a lot of local anglers have plenty of walleye experience. And this is the time of year when that experience can do you a lot of good shing in Southwest Florida waters. For those of you who haven’t shed for walleye, jigging in open water is one of the most popular methods. If you were targeting walleye in Lake Erie, you’d probably use a fairly heavy day-glo jighead tipped with a minnow or leech. Here, we adapt it a bit. Instead of the open lake, we do it in the canals. We’re shing 4 to 10 feet of water, so a quarter-ounce jighead is about right to get to the bottom quickly. Natu rally, our sh would be confused by a leech, so a live or fresh frozen shrimp would be a better choice. If you prefer articials, your favorite soft plastic paddletail or curly-tailed grub will do very nicely. You can use whatever jigheads you have handy, but I’ve been recommending Rockport Rattlers for this type of angling. The built-in glass rattles give sh one more reason to come over and check out your oering, and each weight comes in a variety of hook sizes. Red is far and away the most popular color, but I prefer the plain lead because I feel it matches well with any plastic in my bag. Speaking of color, standards like avocado, root beer and new penny are working well, but don’t be afraid to switch it up. White, nuclear chicken and red have been producing lately. Cold sh will sometimes respond to novel things, so bright and unusual colors can help you get more bites. Now that you’ve got the rig, where and how are you going to use it? The where is easy. Our saltwater canals are fantastic refuges for both sh and shermen in winter. The high walls block a lot of the wind, so the water is usually a lot calmer, and the dark bottom and deep holes oer warm spots for chilly sh. Not all canals are created equal. Some of the better choices in Punta Gorda are Bass Inlet, Colony Point, and the Ponce de Leon rim canal. On the Port Charlotte side, the Elkcam, Sunrise and East Spring Lake waterways from the Harbor to the bridges are good spots. The Ackermen Waterway, which runs from the Port Charlotte Beach Complex to Midway where the old locks used to be, is also a ne area. Each of these is an ideal winter refuge. Your regular snook or redsh rod and reel should do. You might want to go with slightly heavier tackle in case you hook a big one. That makes it easier to control a big sh in the tight quarters of the canal, but lessens the sport of the smaller ones. Ultimately, you have to decide which approach is better for you. A 30-pound leader will be more than sucient to handle the trout and redsh that you’ll expect to catch, and should be enough to resist a snook should you get lucky. The idea is to sh the edges of the canal right along the bottom. Cast out and let your bait sink, then slowly hop it back to you. Experiment with the technique. Sometimes a single big twitch every 20 or 30 seconds works best. Other times, small twitches every 5 to 10 seconds will get the sh going. Change it up until you start getting action, then stick with what got you bit. The bite may be subtle. When you’re lifting the rodtip to bounce the bait, be attentive to any additional pressure. Sometimes a sh will just hold the bait rather than bite and run. A lot of hits will come on the drop, so watch your line — if it stops before you hit bottom, set that hook. Of course, some strikes will be impossible to miss. A shnder is very useful in the canals, mostly for determining the depth. Seeking out deeper holes, especially on chillier days, can be very productive. Fish also like having access to shallow water nearby where they can sun themselves to warm up. Pay atten tion to where the shadows fall on the water. Seawalls with a southern exposure will warm up a lot more quickly than the ones on the opposite bank. One of the best things about canal shing is you don’t need to worry much about stealth. Fish living here are used to boats running close to them as they carry on with their lives. You can use a trolling motor if you want, but if you don’t have one it’s not a problem. You can just bump your engine in and out of gear, and as long as you don’t grind it too much, the sh will barely notice. Your mechanic would probably prefer you grind as much as possible, because he’s got bills too. This jigging technique can also work with hard baits. Rat-L-Traps are practically built to be shed this way. If you want to try some thing else, suspending baits like the Rapala X-Rap, MirrOdine and Storm Twitch Stick can be a lot of fun. Get them down near the bottom and retrieve very slowly. If you’re shing with a buddy, you can each pick a dierent method and see which produces better. OK, so maybe it’s not exactly walleye shing. But it’s similar enough to be familiar, and as a bonus you won’t have urries swirling up into your parka — and that’s far from a bad thing.Robert Lugiewicz is the manager of Fishin’ Frank’s Bait & Tackle, located at 4425-D Tamiami Trail in Charlotte Harbor. Call 941-625-3888 for more information about the shop or for local shing info, or visit them online at Walleye fishing ANGLING 101 ROBERT LUGIEWICZ Photo providedIf you have walleye experience, now is a good time to put it to use in Southwest Florida. in Florida? 2014 READERS CHOICE THE BEST 2014 246 Commander 2014 246 Commander w/Yamaha F250 w/Yamaha F250 Just $59,797 Just $59,797 2014 220 Viper w/Yamaha F150 Just $34,995 adno=50476224 2013 READERS CHOICE Sea Fox limited lifetime hull warranty Your Local Authorized Dealer for SALES SERVICE STORAGE 3340 Placida Rd., Englewood, FL 34224 941-698-1444 941-698-1444 2014 Sea Fox Year-End Model Sale! 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Page 15 February 19, 2015 (1295 Shady Hollow Blvd. W., Naples) for a free entertaining and informative 2.5-hour guided walk. Learn the history, see wildlife and enjoy the views. Walks are scheduled for 1:30 to 4 p.m. March 1 and April 5. Call 239-657-2253 for more info.VOLUNTEER AT CEDAR POINT PARKMeet with like-minded people at 3:30 p.m. March 2 at Cedar Point Environmental Park (2300 Placida Road, Englewood). Hear about new and upcoming Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center programs and events and how to help. This short, informal meeting will last about an hour. Call 941-475-0769 for more info.SUNRISE BIRD WALKJoin sta and volunteers at Lemon Bay Park (570 Bay Park Blvd., Englewood) for a leisurely guided bird walk from 8 to 10 a.m. March 4. Free. Call 941-861-5000 for more info or reservations.FISHING SEMINARSCapt. Chris O’Neill will give three seminars from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 7 at Cook’s Sportland (4419 Tamiami Trail S., Venice). The rst will be about inshore shing, followed by nearshore shing and snook. Seating will be available on a rst-come, rst-served basis. For more info, call 941-493-0025.GUIDED MARSH TRAIL WALKSDr. David Cooper, a Florida Master Naturalist and CREW Land & Water Trust volunteer, will lead a humorous and informative 2.5to 3-hour guided walk at the CREW Marsh Hiking Trails (4600 CR 850 (Corkscrew Road), Immokalee) from 9 a.m. to noon March 7 and April 21. The public is invited to join him free of charge. Call 239-657-2253.DISCOVER PRAIRIE PINES PRESERVEEnjoy a free guided nature walk from 9 to 11:30 a.m. March 7 at Prairie Pines Preserve (18400 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers). Meet in the entrance parking lot for a quarter-mile stroll along an accessible trail in a pine atwood. No dogs. For more info, call 239-707-2206.PEACE RIVER AUDUBON BANQUETThe Peace River Audubon Society will feature naturalist and nature photographer Reiner Munguia at its 38th annual Banquet and Silent Auction March 19 at Twin Isles Country Club (301 Madrid Blvd., Punta Gorda). A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a buet dinner at 6:30 p.m. The silent auction will feature many items and gift certicates. Tickets are $30 per person. Reservation deadline is March 10; call 941-575-0651. For more info, go to BOARDFROM PAGE 9 BULLETIN BOARD | 16 CHEC OUTINGSThe following free guided outings will be hosted by the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center. Walks are held from 9 to 11 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Wear sturdy shoes and bring drinking water for all outings. Call 941-475-0769 for info or directions. WALK AT TIPPECANOE II MITIGATION PARK (16259 Joppa Ave., Port Charlotte): Feb. 20; March 17. The scrub habitat of this 380-acre Charlotte County park is home to the threatened Florida scrub jay as well as gopher tortoises, indigo snakes and scrub wildowers. SEAGRASS ADVENTURE WADING TRIP AT CEDAR POINT ENVIRONMENTAL PARK (2300 Placida Road, Englewood): 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 26; March 12 & 23. Get wild and wet in Lemon Bay, searching for marine organisms such as seahorses, crabs and juvenile sh. Registration is required and space is limited. Sponsored by The Mosaic Company Foundation. WALK AT BILL COY/BUCK CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL PARK (5350 Placida Road, Englewood): March 2 & 28. This 80-acre Charlotte County preserve is comprised of scrubby and mesic atwoods that transition into coastal hammock and mangrove swamp along Buck Creek. WALK AT TIPPECANOE ENVIRONMENTAL PARK (2400 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte): March 8. Habitats such as scrub, pine atwoods, marsh and wetlands occur in this diverse 380-acre Charlotte County park. Meet behind the Charlotte County Sports Park. BIRDING AT AMBERJACK ENVIRONMENTAL PARK (6450 Gasparilla Pines Blvd., Rotonda West): March 10. This 217-acre Charlotte County park hosts a huge variety of bird species. Many wading birds may be seen along the shores of Lemon Lake and the endangered scrub jays call this area home. SEAGRASS ADVENTURE WADING TRIP AT PONCE DE LEON PARK (3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy., Punta Gorda): 10 a.m. March 10, 12 & 14; April 3, 18 & 30. Discover the Charlotte Harbor estuary and some of the unique animals that live where the river meets the sea. Registration is required ( or 941-575-5435) and space is limited. Sponsored by The Mosaic Company Foundation. WALK AT ANN DEVER/ OYSTER CREEK PARK (6791 San Casa Drive, Englewood): March 20 & 30. Bobcats, pileated woodpeckers, gopher tortoises and various wildowers may be seen in the pine atwoods and salt marshes along the trail at this 263-acre Charlotte County park. adno = 50476218 w w w . 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Page 16 February 19, 2015 Page 16 February 19, 2015 1 pound blue crab meat 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives 1 8-ounce package shredded mozzarella 1 8-ounce container green onion dip 1 large pre-cooked gourmet pizza crust Place pizza crust on pizza pan or cookie sheet. Spread dip evenly on pizza crust, leaving a halfinch around edges. Arrange crab meat evenly on top of onion dip. Sprinkle with black olives and cheese. Bake at 450F for 10 minutes or until hot. Yields 6 servings. — Recipe from FL-Seafood.comA clip-n-save seafood recipe provided by BLUE CRAB PIZZA 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tbsp prepared Dijon mustard 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup green onion, chopped 1 pound blue crab meat 1/4 cup slivered almonds Salt and pepper to taste French bread, split and sliced diagonally Olive oil Combine mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, Worcestershire and onion in a bowl. Add crab and almonds; salt and pepper to taste. Brush cut sides of French bread with olive oil and top one slice with crab mixture. Top with additional French bread slice. Heat stovetop grill or panini press over high heat. Grill each sandwich for 2 minutes per side, pressing with a metal spatula to flatten. Cook until browned and warm through. Cut into halves or quarters to serve. Yields 4 servings.A clip-n-save seafood recipe provided by BLUE CRAB PANINI— Recipe from FL-Seafood.comMOMS & TOTS IN NATUREBring the wee ones (ages 3 to 5) to Cedar Point Environmental Park (2300 Placida Road, Englewood) for a play day in nature at 10 a.m. March 20 or April 3. This free one-hour program allows moms, dads and other caregivers a chance to experience the nat ural world of Florida with guided walks, puppets, crafts, stories, songs and more. Registration required; call 941-475-0769. SEAFOOD FESTIVALThe 4th Annual Crawsh and Seafood Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 28 at St. Martha Catholic School (4380 Fruitville Road, Sarasota). The Crawsh Festival is a great family-friendly event that has become quite a “foodie fair” in our town. There will be authentic Cajun food provided by restaurants and food trucks from all over the Tampa Bay area, live music from a local Cajun band, bounce houses, rock climbing, face painting, games for the kids and so much more! Admission is $5 per person. Call 941-925-2923 for more info.CCA BANQUETThe 25th annual CCA Charlotte Chapter Banquet and Auction will be held April 2 at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center. Join us for an evening of great food and good company! Cocktails, Raes and the Silent Auction will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and live auctions at 7:45 p.m. Auction and rae items will include local and exotic trips, artwork and sculptures, jewelry, Yamaha motors, Hell’s Bay boats, Pathnder boats, top-of-the-line shing tackle and much more. Single tickets are $100 (includes one-year CCA membership), couple’s tickets are $155, and corporate sponsor tables (eight seats) are $1,300. Go to to register or RSVP.SHARK’S TOOTH FESTIVALThe 23rd Annual Venice Shark’s Tooth Festival will be held April 10-12 at the Venice Airport Festival Grounds (120 E. Airport Ave., Venice). Gates will be open from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 per person; children 12 years of age and under are free. All proceeds of the festival benet Special Olympics FloridaSarasota County. For more info and a schedule of events, go to BOARDFROM PAGE 15 Got an event? Email it to Editor@ FISHIN’ FRANK’S FISHIN’ CLUB: Learn all about shing Charlotte Harbor. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at Luigi’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria (3883 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte). Call 941-625-3888 for more info. FISHING CLUB MEETINGS: The Gulf Cove Fishing Club meets on the second Monday of the month October through May at the Hope Lutheran Church in Gulf Cove (14200 Hopewell Ave., Port Charlotte) at 7 p.m. At each meeting, a speaker will talk on a timely topic. In addition to the meetings, the club holds a monthly shing tournament and a monthly picnic. For more info, call 941-698-8607. FREE SAFETY CHECKS: The Coast Guard Auxiliary conducts free vessel safety checks every Saturday morning from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the Venice boat ramp (200 N. Seaboard Ave., Venice). They’ll make sure the safety equipment mandated by federal and state regulations is onboard. If an inspected vessel is found to be safe, a “Seal of Safety” is axed to it. For more info or to schedule an appointment, call Patrick Wheeler at 941-412-1026. WHAT’S THAT BIRD?: Volunteer bird interpreters share their expertise on ID and behavior of raptors, shorebirds, waterfowl and other avian visitors at Myakka River State Park (13208 S.R. 72, Sarasota). Volunteers set up scopes and help people identify birds from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day of the week. VOLUNTEER AT SHAMROCK PARK: Shamrock Park Nature Center (3900 Shamrock Drive, Venice) holds its monthly volunteer work mornings from 8 to 10 a.m. on the third Friday of each month. For more info, call Jennifer Rogers at 941-8615000 or email her at CHARLOTTE HARBOR MULTIHULL ASSOCIATION: Members of this club for multihull owners, sailors or those who are inter ested in the exchange of ideas about equipping and sailing boats, share information about anchorages and cruising destinations, hold informal races that help to improve their sailing ability, and have local raft-ups. No dues. The club meets at the Panda Inn (3092 N. Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte) on the rst Monday of each month at 6 p.m. For more information, call 941-876-6667. HANG OUT WITH SCRUB JAYS: Spend the morning with the scrub jays at Oscar Scherer State Park (1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey) from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. This unique Central Florida experience includes a nature walk to see the park’s diverse ecosystems, native ora and fauna. Call 941-483-5956 for more info. BIRD WALK: Search for Florida scrub jays, eastern towhees, brown thrashers, and other pine atwoods species with the Venice Area Audubon Society every Thursday at Oscar Scherer State Park (1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey). Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Nature Center. Two miles walking on sand trails. For more info, call Joyce Leary at 508-737-8954. SARASOTA FITNESS WALKS: Join Sarasota County Parks sta from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. each Friday for a tness walk through Rothenbach Park (8650 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota). The pace will be geared toward tness, aiming for a 20-minute-mile pace. The walk will cover approximately three miles in one hour of brisk walking. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife, but keep up the pace. Wear good walking shoes and bring your water bottle. Meet in the pavilion near the playground. Call 941-861-5000 for more info. SIX MILE CYPRESS SLOUGH PRESERVE: Take a leisurely stroll on our fully accessible boardwalk trail anytime dawn to dusk (7791 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers). Visit our Interpretive Center to learn more about the plants and animals that live in the Slough or just talk to a friendly volunteer. The center is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is $1 per hour per vehicle. Reservations not required. No groups of eight or more. For more info call 239-533-7550 or visit NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY MEETS: The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium (3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers). Meetings are free and the public is welcome. Call 239-275-3435. BOTTOM TIME DIVE CLUB: This Punta Gorda-based SCUBA club meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Call 941-7404245 or visit GUIDED HIKE AT ALLIGATOR CREEK PRESERVE: This CHEC preserve is located where freshwater and saltwater habitats meet along the edge of Charlotte Harbor. Free guided walks on the nature trails are oered each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10 a.m. Call 941-575-5435 for more info. 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Page 17 February 19, 2015 Page 17 February 19, 2015 THURSDAY Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 18:23 Moonrise: 07:19 Moonset: 19:25 Moon Phase 2% waxing crescent Major Times 11:40 14:23 23:51 01:53 Minor Times 06:19 07:33 19:16 20:16Prediction: Excellent FRIDAY Sunrise: 07:00 Sunset: 18:23 Moonrise: 08:05 Moonset: 20:31 Moon Phase 5% waxing crescent Major Times 00:48 02:50 13:13 15:19 Minor Times 07:17 08:21 20:16 21:16Prediction: Very good SATURDAY Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 18:24 Moonrise: 08:50 Moonset: 21:36 Moon Phase 12% waxing crescent Major Times 01:43 03:45 14:08 16:14 Minor Times 07:57 09:01 21:31 22:31Prediction: Good SUNDAY Sunrise: 06:58 Sunset: 18:24 Moonrise: 09:34 Moonset: 22:39 Moon Phase 30% waxing crescent Major Times 02:37 04:39 15:02 17:08 Minor Times 08:46 09:50 22:31 23:31Prediction: Good MONDAY Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 18:25 Moonrise: 10:19 Moonset: 23:40 Moon Phase 31% waxing crescent Major Times 03:31 05:33 15:56 19:28 Minor Times 09:21 10:25 23:38 00:38Prediction: Good TUESDAY Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 18:26 Moonrise: 11:06 Moonset: — Moon Phase 42% waxing crescent Major Times 04:24 06:26 16:49 19:29 Minor Times 10:03 11:07 — - —Prediction: Good WEDNESDAY Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 18:26 Moonrise: 11:53 Moonset: 00:39 Moon Phase First quarter Major Times 05:17 07:57 17:24 19:47 Minor Times 10:44 11:48 00:42 01:42Prediction: Good SOLUNAR TABLES What is a solunar table? The sun and moon, even when they are out of sight, exert forces wild creatures can feel. These forces aect when sh and other animals feed. Weather and tide also play a role, but expect sh to be more active during the major and minor solunar times. 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Harvest prohibited by or with the use of any multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait. Snatching prohibited. FOOD VALUE: Excellent. Very tough to fillet, so perhaps best baked whole. FISHING METHODS: Sheepshead are crustacean feeders, and live crusta ceans are the bait of choice. Larger baits can be halved or cut into pieces. Use small hooks made of heavy wire or jigheads. Don’t set the hook when you feel a tap — let the fish pull, then lift with the rod. Consistent success with sheepshead requires a sensitive rod, good timing and experience. NOTES: Many novice anglers have a hard time telling sheepshead from black drum and spadefish. Although all three have black stripes, only sheepshead have teeth that look like yours. A quick peek in the fish’s mouth will let you know instantly if the fish is a sheepie. FISH PROFILE SHEEPSHEAD Call 941-429-311+ -_to list your boat-10 davvD O D-i 1 _godwAL


Page 18 February 19, 2015 Page 18 February 19, 2015 Photo providedYes, she’s a little leery of the sh, but she’s having the time of her life.Think back to your favorite childhood memories. If your childhood was anything like mine, so many of them were on the water or in the woods. We all treasure those early outdoor adventures forever. Everybody seems a lot busier these days and time with grandparents and family is not easy to nd, so make it count. Make plans to take the youngsters shing and hunting while they are still young and impressionable. Start them early and it will stick with them. With kids, it’s all about the adventure. Slow it down. Stop to watch amusing birds, frol icking dolphins, playful manatees or whatever you encounter. When kids play outdoors, fun is the priority. They have short attention spans and need action — ladysh, jacks, even catsh will bend rods and generate smiles. Right now, try rattling corks rigs, baited with live shrimp. When it warms up, the old sabiki baitsh rig is hard to beat. Even catching minnows is a good time. Don’t make any negative comments about the sh they catch, just let them enjoy catching whatever is around. Boredom is the enemy. If the bite is slow, change the scenery frequently. It’s a lot easier to do this in a boat, which will allow them to enjoy more of the beauty and diversity of our area. If you have a boat, that’s great; if not, line up your favorite guide soon. Spring dates are lling up fast. When they’re done, it’s over. You may be able to do lunch then come back, but it’s coun terproductive to force the kids to stay longer than they want. Leave them wanting more and it will be much easier to plan a future trip. And if weather isn’t comfortable, don’t go. A rough or stormy day on the water can lead to a lifetime of negative association with shing and the outdoors. Our local shing has been pretty good. Sheepshead are gathering up now around the Boca Grande phosphate docks and other such structure. When they get together, they are aggressive. This is active shing, requiring your acute attention. If you have a keen awareness and can feel their little nibbles, you can eat well. If you’re not so keen on paying attention this may not be your cup of tea. Sheepshead render white, aky, tasty llets, and are good to eat any way you decide to prepare them. When the bite is hot, you can start catching them Spring break is coming A LIFE ON THE WATER CAPT. VAN HUBBARD adno=50476266 Full Line Dealer 941-475-6882 941-475-6882 Royal Palm Marina Royal Palm Marina 779 W. Wentworth, Englewood, FL 779 W. Wentworth, Englewood, FL 941-681-2136 941-681-2136 Royal Palm Boat Sales Royal Palm Boat Sales 700 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood FL 700 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood FL Five star certified Parts, rigging, maintenance, storage, bottom painting Open 7 days Open 7 days a week 8-5 a week 8-5 Under new ownership and management Call 941-429-3110r to list your boat today.`WMAfL 079S AqAMW--M&W -momSlAIPEA_ '-ROYAL PALMMARINA


Page 19 February 19, 2015 2 whole sheepshead, 14 to 16 inches each 8 tbsp butter (1 stick) 1/4 cup lemon juice Old Bay seasoning Salt and pepper, to taste Scale sheepshead, leaving skin intact. Remove head and guts. Cut deep slits through the skin, into the meat and down to the bone about every inch. Pre-heat oven to 350F. Place each fish on a sheet of foil, leaving enough around the edges to wrap the fish completely. Melt butter in a dish or measuring cup. Add lemon juice to melted butter. Pour mixture slowly over fish, being sure to fill the slits you cut earlier. Turn fish over and repeat. Dust with seasonings. Wrap foil around fish and seal tightly. Place wrapped fish on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven, let sit for 10 minutes, unwrap and serve in foil. Serves 2 very hungry people.A clip-n-save seafood recipe provided by SHEEPSHEAD LA LOBSTER 1-1/2 pounds sheepshead fillets Salt and pepper, to taste 1 cup flour 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp chili powder 2 eggs, beaten 1-1/2 cups sesame seeds 3 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp butter Cut fillets into pieces roughly 1.5 inches square; pat dry. Salt and pepper both sides. Mix flour, garlic and chili powder in a bowl. Dip each fillet into flour mixture (shake off excess), then into beaten eggs and then into sesame seeds, coating completely. Heat together vegetable oil and butter into a large skillet over medium high heat. Fry fish, turning once, until crispy on the outside and opaque inside (about 8 minutes). Drain on paper towels. Serves 4 to 6.A clip-n-save seafood recipe provided by SESAME SHEEPSHEAD— Recipe adapted from Page 19 February 19, 2015 rapidly and get carried away lling the sh box. While sheepshead are great eating, they are work to clean. This is hard, dirty labor, especially if you kept the barely legal ones. I say if you need to check and see if it’s big enough, it’s not — let it go and let it grow! The larger ones are worth all the work; the smaller ones are not. We have some good opportunities to sightcast redsh now. The backcountry waters are clear and these sh are beautiful in bronze and gold colors. However, they’re more work than I like to tackle. Understand that our winter redsh are every bit as challenging to catch as a Florida Keys bonesh, especially on y. You can expect to put in some time and eort sneaking up on these crafty sh. You have a much better shot with shrimp or cutbait on spinning gear, but even this is not usually easy. I admit I’m very spoiled from catching all we wanted to decades ago. Beside, there are just way too many folks chasing redsh for me. Snook are a great target on warmer days. The season will be opening in a couple weeks on March 1. Because these subtropical sh are stressed by cold water temperatures, I don’t like to pursue them until waters warm up above 70 degrees. They start to feed better at 75 degrees. I still enjoy snook shing — it’s always been top of my list — but it’s important for them to recover and ght again. I’ll eat one on a special occasion with a visitor or friends, but I rarely harvest them for myself anymore. I feel its worth a lot more for you to catch that snook than for me to eat it. But if you want to eat a legal one, enjoy the treat. I’m anxious to see how our snook stocks look this year. I was not pleased by the lack of sh we had around Lemon Bay last year. I’m used to seeing more snook in a day than I saw all of last year. Some of this problem is a smaller area with a lot of intense pressure. The lack of good water ow in and out of Stump Pass and Ski Alley are probably part of the problem. Algae is also becoming a major issue in Lemon Bay waters. I personally didn’t see large snook schools on our Gulf beaches in 2014 either. I did get better reports from Charlotte Harbor areas, so that is encouraging. I’m seeing plenty of little speckled trout, but not many keepers. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m not covering as much water or because there really are fewer sh. Again, we have a lot of folks shing Florida these days. Maybe the trout ducked out into the Gulf — I remember catching a lot out there as a kid. Of course, there should be plenty of sh up inside the Harbor now. Anyway, back to my reminiscing. Those trips with Grandpa Lewis and other family members are some of my favorite childhood memories. It’s amazing how vibrant the imprints those early sh catches and trips have remained. I can remember the exact spots, gear, the people with us and especially those sh. The rst bass that crashed my Creek Chub Jointed Pikie lure. My rst striper with Granddad, and what it tasted like at supper. 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Page 20 February 19, 2015 Page 20 February 19, 2015 Modern custom ries are incredible. Choose your barrel, your stock, your optics, your trigger and build a gun just the way you want it. But the prices can be pretty incredible too. Fortu nately, some ries are darn good right out of the box, and the latest oerings from Savage fall neatly into that category. When you’re looking to buy a rie, you need to consider several things. What will you be using the rie for: Hunting? Target practice? Bench shooting? How far out do you need to be able to accurately place a shot? Do you have a scope that is adequate for the rie and will meet your needs? Is ammo available for your chosen caliber, and if not are you equipped to load your own? Do you have the practice time it will take to become procient with your rie? A lot of planning and thought should go into buying a rie, because the initial cash outlay can be substantial. In 1894, a guy named Arthur Savage founded the Savage Arms Company in Utica, N.Y. One of Savage’s best designs — the rie that put them on the map — is the lever-ac tion Model 99, which is still commanding high prices today from both collectors and shooters. Later, Savage acquired the assets of many other companies thereby becoming the largest rearm company in the free world. During World War II, Savage contributed literally millions of rearms to the campaign, converting its factories to accommodate heavy munitions. Fast forward through the buying and selling of the company through the years to 2003, when Savage introduced the AccuTrigger. Ever since then, several other companies have been trying to rip it o — and for good reason. The AccuTrigger allows the shooter to easily adjust the trigger pull, with no gunsmithing required. In 2009, while everyone was still chasing the AccuTrigger, Savage launched the AccuStock. The AccuStock is similar to a glassbedded stock; however, the AccuStock system consists of a rigid aluminum rail system that is molded into the stock. Rather than securing the action at one or two points, the AccuStock engages the action along its entire length. This makes it superior to other rie manufac turers’ stock systems, and once again they are trying to copy it. Savage has been really stepping up their game ever since introducing the AccuTrigger and AccuStock, with many applications now available in almost every caliber imaginable. For shooters here in Southwest Florida, I suggest the .223 or the .308. Ammo is easy to nd and cheap, and these calibers work well for target shooting or local hunting. The Axis series is Savage’s base model, without the AccuTrigger or AccuStock. These can be ordered at most gun stores but are mostly sold in big box stores. For more serious shooters, I suggest taking a look at the Model 10/110 Trophy Hunter package. It features a Nikon 3-9x40 BDC scope with a nice walnut wood stock, detachable box magazine and AccuTrigger for about $700. This rifle is extremely accurate and a good choice for hunting as well as target shooting. It can be had in .223 or in .308 for hunting at greater distance with obviously more knockdown power. If you are looking at long-distance shooting, I would highly recommend the Savage 10BA chambered in .308 with a 24-inch uted barrel. With the proper ammunition, this rie is capable of 1,000-yard shots out of the box — but it also commands a price tag of about $2,400 without optics. It is worth every red penny. Savage is currently oering great consumer rebates through May 31 with up to $100 back. Savage builds most of their ries with the quality of a custom rie maker. They feel and shoot like guns you would expect to pay thou sands for. They also have top-level customer support and warranties to back their product line. Over the years, the company has endured good times and bad. They’re now sitting at the top of the game and produce a quality product for almost any shooter. Until next time, happy shooting.Ryan Ingle has owned and operated Higher Power Outtters in Punta Gorda since 2011. His lifelong passion for rearms has led to many connections in the gun world and in the local community. Contact him at 941-347-8445 or Great right out of the box SHOOTING STRAIGHT RYAN INGLE Got a gun question? Email us and we’ll get one of our rearms writers on it! Editor rf rrntbbbf COASTAL FISHING COASTAL COASTAL FISHING COASTAL LAKE FISHING CHARTS LAKE FISHING CHARTS STANDARD NAVIGATION CHARTS STANDARD NAVIGATION CHARTS INSHORE FISHING CHARTS INSHORE FISHING CHARTS LARGE PRINT CHARTS LARGE PRINT CHARTS adno = 50476242 -THE ORIGINAL-WATERPROOF CHARTSINSHOREw lR FISHING DimCHARTS 5)1 yqIQ*CUSTOMCHART ' Q-'-FRAMING w "LIUCall 941-429-311to list your boat today=;D p D p77Y -t-SIOR RLAW ,dA -W-wpiMRMilr v' x stel. Yom-_


Page 21 February 19, 2015 Page 21 February 19, 2015 What person who competes in something doesn’t get excited on the night before a competition? I played hockey and some baseball for many years growing up in Wisconsin, I’ve coached baseball, football and soccer here in Florida, and I sh tournaments as well. But after 45 years of competing at one thing or another, I still get jacked up the night before a contest. I got a phone call last night from my buddy Van Soles. He was on his way up to Lake Hartwell to compete in his rst Bassmaster Classic. He told me he was getting more nervous the closer he got to where they were going. I can only imagine how I would be handling my emotions and nerves if I ever got a chance to compete at that level. Right now, I am sitting here being dgety over our rst club tournament of the season. I guess there is really no comparison, when you get right down to it. Van is out on the water getting in his practice time as I write this. They get to practice for three days, Friday through Sunday, and then again the Wednesday before the tournament. They get four days to locate those little green money makers and then they’re out in front of the cameras Feb. 20-22. They’re shing for more than $1,000,000 in cash, prizes and endorse ments. For my club tourney, I’m working all day, coaching a soccer game, then running home to hook up the boat and get some sleep so I can leave early in the morning and get to the lake to test my skills against my fellow club members. Maybe. If the weather doesn’t warm up any more than they are predicting, I’ll be lucky if anyone else from the club even shows up to compete. With a balmy 38 degrees forecast for the morning low, my guess is some of the fellas might just stay home. Nonetheless, it’s still a chance to go out and compete. I guess the competition is really me versus the elements and the bass. In our club, you don’t go head-to-head with anyone. You are simply out there trying to gure out what those bass are doing and where the colder water temperatures have pushed them. I have found bass in submerged vegetation, but I have not shed in water temperatures this cold. My one saving grace is that we will only have this one cold morning before we take to the water. My hope is that the water temperature won’t have dropped as much as some may think. The key for me will be to slow down. The cold front that will settle in tonight will have the greatest impact on the sh. Considering I have found them out in an area of open water over submerged vegetation, they can’t really go anywhere else because they haven’t yet pushed shallow. Sure, there are some beds that have been dusted, but we haven’t had any warm temperatures for more than a week. My guess is that these bass will stay put, and I’ll simply have to nd a bait that I can retrieve slowly and work over that vegetation. As cold as I think it is here in Florida, my buddy Van will be up much farther north than I am and will be battling colder air and water temperatures. We Florida boys don’t get to see much water that gets that cold, but I have condence in my buddy — he’ll get on them and do OK. It would be fun to be up there with him, but other obligations will be taking me to North Carolina next weekend. I did make him a promise that if he lands on the stage in the nal six, I would be there to support him. How I’ll get from North Carolina to the Geor gia-South Carolina border remains to be seen, but we’ll cross that bridge if we come to it. This year’s Bassmaster Classic has four representatives originally from central Florida. Bobby and Chris Lane, Van Soles, and Terry Scroggins all hail from the center of our great state. Don’t forget Shaw Grigsby, who comes from northern Florida. NASCAR had its “Alabama Gang” back in the days with the Wood brothers, the Allisons, Pearsons and Bonnets. It looks like pro bass shing just found its Florida Gang. It would be nice to see the Classic Champion title brought back to the state. Chris Lane did it two years ago. Maybe it’s time for one of the other anglers to step up and take that prize this year. As for myself, I’ll be happy if I don’t freeze to death Saturday morning. I think the compari sons end there.Greg Bartz is a tournament bass sh erman based in Lakeland. Greg shes lakes throughout Florida’s Heartland with his wife and tournament partner, Missy Snapp. Contact him at Prepping to compete TOURNAMENT BASSIN’ GREG BARTZ adno=50476214 Surveys, Haul-outs for Boats up to 65 ft. with free Overnight Stay. Fiberglass & Gelcoat Repair Engine Maintenance and Repair by Experienced Technicians Professional Bottom Painting and Detailing Convenient Location with Deepwater Access Underwater Gear Reconditioned Marina Service Center Gasparilla Marina Service Center Located at Gasparilla Marina 15001 Gasparilla Road Placida, FL 33946 941-698-1750 Call 941-429-3110-_to list your boat-today'WOWA4WLLM OCEANILGAS PAR1L


Page 22 February 19, 2015 WaterLine photo by Mike MyersWhen you’re pulling on hard-ghting sh like this 20-pound cobia, if your knots aren’t tied well you’ll end up with a bare line and a broken heart. Even though I write columns for WaterLine, I am also a big fan of many of its other contributing writers. I am knot a person who likes to read very much, but I do love reading articles that enhance my shing knowledge. Every Thursday, the writers of WaterLine teach me something new or remind me of some great tricks of the trade that I have forgotten. I have a habit of keeping copies around long after I have worn them out, and with good reason. I reect back on them to try to enhance my own writing, and to knot write about things that have been covered multiple times over the last few months. Looking back over my collection of WaterLines this past week, I have noticed something — the single most important part, in my eyes, of a complete shing rig seems to be knot so important. It’s knot that it’s completely overlooked, but it’s knot usually talked about with the impor tance is has. Now, I’m knot saying every article should go into great detail on this subject, but I’d like to at least see a refer ence the one that ts the style of shing the writer is talking about. Knot sure what I’m talking about? It’s your shing knots. The knots you use to tie line to line or line to hook or lure are by far the most important parts of your shing rig. You can go out and buy the most expensive rod and reel combo on the market, spool it with the best line in the store and attach the newest next-best-thing lure to it — but if the knots you tied to complete this awesome rig are sub-par, well, then, you should have just gone to Kmart and bought yourself a pre-rigged Snoopy pole. Without the proper knots, that’s just about how good your expensive rig will be. Angling 201 is supposed to be geared toward beginning and intermediate shermen. With that in mind, I will knot get into any fancy knots like the San Diego jam knot or the Bimini twist (which I’m still trying to learn). Instead I will walk you through the knots I nd work best for our area and our types of shing. Unfortunately I will knot be able to show you how to tie each knot in this article, but every knot I mention can be found online at or AnimatedKnots. com, both of which also oer apps for your smartphones. If you’re knot smartphone or computer savvy, then head on down to your favorite tackle shop for a quick lesson. So what knots work best in our area and don’t take a Ph.D. to tie? Let’s start from the reel spool and work our way forward to the hook. Line to spool: I nd the best knot for this is a simple uni knot — you want a knot that isn’t too bulky, yet strong enough to get your rod and reel back in the boat if you happen to drop it overboard (been there, done that). Braid to backing: I never tie braided line straight to my spool. Braid has a tendency to spin around on the spool, which means you can’t reel in your sh. You should always have at least 10 feet of mono backing tied directly to the spool. Use a double uni knot to tie your braid to your backing. The double uni has a very low prole, and the tag ends can be snipped at the knot so they’re out of the way. Line to line or line to leader: The Albright special and the double uni knots are prob ably the best line-to-line knots around, and both are simple to learn. Again, I prefer the double uni for this purpose due to its small prole and the fact you can cut the tag ends o right at the knot. I feel it goes through the eyes of the rod more smoothly than the Albright, which makes casting easier, which makes your accuracy better. Leader to hook: When we were rst getting started shing, most of us were taught the clinch knot. This is a good knot for catching bluegill and shellcracker, but not so good for anything much larger. The Trilene knot is the next step up, but prob ably the best knot, and the most-used by saltwater guides, is the good old uni knot. It is tried and true, and easy to learn. Leader to lure: A loop knot is a must when throwing articial lures. A loop knot allows a lure freedom of movement, so it can mimic the bait it was designed after. Tying a knot straight to your lure takes away from its sh-catching abilities. The non-slip mono loop (Lefty Kreh loop) and the Rapala loop knots are must-knows for any angler wanting to learn the art of shing articials. If you’re noticing a pattern, yes, it’s true: I’m a big fan of the uni knot. But there are a dozen dierent knots out there for each and every style of shing known to man. Learn the ones that are appropriate for your style of shing. Stick with the ones that work best for you, but don’t be shy to try new ones on occasion. Find the ones that work best for you and make that expensive rod and reel you bought worth the investment. 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Page 23 February 19, 2015 Lakeland’s Circle B Bar Preserve, named after a ranch that once was on the property, is a wonderful birding site. It is. The refuge was acquired by Polk County and the Southwest Florida Water Manage ment District to protect the oodplain of the lake and to restore the Banana Creek marsh system. The county maintains this wonderful preserve. The weather has been unusually cold for the past weeks here in our sunny Florida paradise. I had to remind the group of people going on our latest Venice Area Birding Association trip that they needed to dress in layers to keep warm. It was evident by the time we arrived that my wool socks and three layers of clothing was a bit of overkill. After I peeled o most of the layers, we headed out on the trail. Someone told us there were few birds there that day, and I was a bit upset. However, I am the eternal optimist, so o we went. Good thing we didn’t listen to him. We had 48 species, with some really good close-up, in-your-face sightings. Right away we spotted white-eyed vireo, blue gray gnatcatchers, catbirds, common yellowthroats, ground doves, red-bellied woodpeckers, tree swallows and a Carolina wren. In the rst half-hour, we sighted great egrets, snowy egrets, green herons, red-shoul dered hawks, limpkins, moorhens, coots, great blue herons, purple gallinules and a few other species. It was a perfectly beautiful sunny blue-sky day, and I was wishing I’d worn a short-sleeve shirt. Circle B Bar is a beautiful place. The marsh stretches out on both sides of the trail. We meandered along the trail so as not to miss anything. The longer you stay in one place, the more you see, because birds are constantly ying in and out of the area. As we walked along, we sighted blue-winged teal skimming across the water. Several pied-billed grebes were bobbing up and down, feeding in the muck. Myrtle warblers itted back and forth across the trail. Sandhill cranes ew overhead, with bald eagles and black vultures riding the thermals above them. Ospreys circled over the water in search of a meal below. Several of the group spotted a roseate spoonbill. As we moved slowly down the trail, we sighted a northern parula and a number of pine and palm warblers. Several glossy ibis were feeding and digging their long beaks into the murky water alongside a few tri-color herons and a little blue heron. We sighted one purple martin as it ew directly overhead. We heard light tapping and followed the sound to downy woodpecker tapping away on the trunk of a tree. In the same area, we had a blackand-white warbler and a beautiful male common yellowthroat. Then, something really exciting — we spotted a rare chestnut-sided warbler. It ew out of the tree right in front of us and we got a good, close look at it. Several American goldnches itted through the branches, and we saw both male and female. We heard a belted kingsher out on the marsh but never saw it. Several of the group itted ahead and sighted black-bellied whistling ducks. On the return trip, we had some great looks at a pileated woodpecker tearing up a tree that was draped in silver moss and looking quite eerie. Our energy was wearing thin, and most of us were very hungry. We’d promised them a meal at a typical Old Florida catsh shack, so o we went to Chancy’s in Plant City. We ordered fried green tomatoes to share with our group, and I had to have their spicy rutabaga and a few hushpuppies. Chancy’s is also known for their barbecue. Food is an important part of our eld trips, and we left stued and happy. After this all-day trip, I’m sure everyone slept well that evening. What a great day with a fun group of people. Several were new birders to our group, and we always welcome them. Next time, you could be one of them.Abbie Banks is a member of the Venice Area Birding Association, a group of folks who want to enjoy the environment and nature without the cumbersome poli tics of an organized group. For more info on VABA or to be notied of upcoming birding trips, visit AbbiesWorld. org/references.html or email her at Headed to the Circle B Bar BIRDING ABBIE BANKS WaterLine photo by Abbie BanksA pileated woodpecker pauses between drilling sessions. n r n n 9.-IN Ir ; 'j 7744DIO flou RNEWS RADIO1580 WCCFTHE WATERLINE RADIO HOUR IS BROUGHT i u YuU ebir I'IIL i-uLLUwiNn :vUN5ORS:An authentic .opEnglish styledpub, located in R1 i'ETtzcnPunta Gorda n j4,o8 Tamlaml LApTAI N TEp'SjC' Trail North TAC KL E941-5'7S-o866www.TheIce


Page 24 February 19, 2015 FIGHT INFECTIONS LIKE A GATORThe Defense Threat Reduction Agency has funded a study into “sophisticated germ ghters” that may protect soldiers in the eld from infection. However, these germ busters do not originate from a petri dish or test tube, but somewhere altogether more dangerous. The source? Alligator blood. The Agency’s project is in its fourth year. A 17-member research team at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., is conducting the research. Although the team is looking at ways to protect wounded soldiers on the battleeld from infections or biological weapons, the researchers believe their work will also benet civilians. The Mason team turned their attention to alligators from the observation that, despite living in bacteria-laden environments and feasting on carrion, these creatures rarely fall ill. The researchers suspected that antimicrobial peptides — small proteins that are part of the innate immunity of all higher organisms — may be behind alligators’ enhanced immunity. Unlike antibodies, which are produced to ght specic bacteria or viruses, peptides oer more general protec tion. With drug-resistant infections becoming a serious threat to global health, alligators may become the next penicillin.MEXICAN POACHERS INVADE TEXASSOUTH PADRE ISLAND — On a crisp winter morning in the Gulf of Mexico, a 33-foot U.S. Coast Guard special-purpose craft bounced across white-tipped swells in pursuit of a rickety boat that was shing illegally in U.S. waters. After a short chase, news from a forward patrol unit crackled on the radio: The boat and three Mexican shermen aboard had been apprehended. “This is a typical day,” said Coast Guard Lt. Mike Bell, “but sometimes they do try to outrun us back to Mexican waters.” For years, state and federal agencies patrolling the Gulf of Mexico have engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with Mexican shermen, seizing dozens of boats and thousands of tons of illegally caught sh, and removing miles of netting. Despite eorts to thwart incursions by these small shing boats, commonly referred to as lanchas, encounters are on the rise. More than 30 Mexican lanchas were seized last year, and nearly a dozen caught in the scal year that began in October, putting seizures on pace this year to surpass each of the past ve years. Biologists say Mexican shermen have a minimal impact on an otherwise healthy South Texas sheries, but some Texas shermen insist the waters aren’t as bountiful as they once were. “They overshed their waters,” Hickman said. “Now they’re making so much money here and there’s a huge incentive for them to keep doing it with really no penalty.”VA. NETTERS BUSTEDThe Virginia Marine Resources Commission has arrested two men after conscating hundreds of large speckled trout and juvenile red drum. In separate stings, Bi Chen of Norfolk and Yuan Li of Chesapeake were caught using gill nets. They had placed the nets, including one that was 200 feet long, at night. While the stings were separate, police said, it is believed the two were working together. Anglers have complained for several weeks about the gill nets. One suspect recently acquired a commercial shing license, but the other had no license. Marine police Ocer Casey Springeld said he nearly caught the pair the two previous nights. But when he approached them, they were too far away from the nets and couldn’t be charged with illegally shing. They were charged on those occasions with having no running lights and possessing more sh than the bag limit. Police said the two were caught with more than 3,000 pounds of sh. They face an array of charges. “We took sh to the food bank, re departments and churches. They couldn’t handle all the sh we conscated,” Springeld said.SHARK DEATH RISK NEAR ZEROShark attacks killed three people worldwide in 2014, a dramatic drop from 10 fatalities a year earlier, researchers found in an annual global tally released last week. Two of the deaths occurred in New South Wales in eastern Australia, and the other in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, according to the data which was submitted by scientists around the world and cataloged at the University of Florida. The U.S. recorded two-thirds of the 72 total attacks in 2014 that were unprovoked by people, the data showed. It said about half took place o Florida’s eastern coast, where smaller sharks mistake swimmers for prey in hit-and-run attacks, then quickly leave. The number of overall attacks held relatively steady, dropping slightly from 75 incidents in 2013. The annual report counts unprovoked attacks by sharks, which researchers dene as attacks occurring in shark habitat that were not instigated by human aggression.COASTIES TO THE RESCUEA 70-year-old man was taken from a 65-foot charter shing boat by the Coast Guard 7 miles west of Sanibel on Valentine’s Day. At about 2:30 p.m., the Coast Guard at St. Petersburg received a call from a crew member aboard the Sea Trek, stating a man had been injured and needed emergency medical assistance, a news release said. A Coast Guard ight surgeon was notied and recommended the man be take o the boat. At around 2:50 p.m, a boat crew from Coast Guard Fort Myers Beach arrived and took the man, his daughter and grandson to the station, where Fort Myers Beach EMS was waiting. The man was taken to HealthPark hospital for medical assistance.OUT OF SALT?A recent caller on Rush Limbaugh’s syndicated radio show brought up a theory most have never consid ered: The rising popularity of sea salt as a condiment is lowering the salinity of our oceans, which might lead to people being less able to enjoy their trips to the beach. Rush appeared to agree with the caller’s premise and shared his own concerns. Umm OK. Well, seawater is about 3.5 percent salt. The oceans hold more than 330 million cubic miles of seawater, so there’s about 11,550,000 cubic miles of salt. That’s enough to cover every square inch of land on the planet in a thousand-foot layer of salt. That’s 80 quintillion pounds of salt. Of all the things we never, ever, ever need to worry about, running out of sea salt is pretty close to the top. Rush, stick to whatever it is you’re good at. 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Teri Abraham, Vanderee & Associates 941-483-0884 A PLACE FOR YOU AND ONE FOR THE KIDS/FOLKS NEXT DOOR! NORTH PORT 2525 Traverse Ave. Gorgeous 2200+ SF Custom-designed 3/2/2 on oversized canal front lot! Formal Living Room, Dining Room plus Family Room! Meticulous $214,900 NORTH PORT 2545 Traverse Ave. Dont Be Deceived by the exterior! Prepare to be Amazed! Immaculate, light, bright open Grean room Plan with 1 HUGE (23X15) bedroom, Plus separate efficiency apartment. A MUST SEE! $139,900 Patty Gillespie ReMax Anchor941-875-2755 HOMES FOR SALE1020 7191 SPINNAKER BLVD E. ENGLEWOOD. 3/2/2 Pool Home. 1,902 Sq Ft. Open Concept. $228,000 901-277-2200 DEEP CREEK4/2/2/Pool 91 Catamaraca Ct Open plan w/family room On greenbelt, 2,298 air Formal Liv/Din $224,900 Suncoasteam Realty 941-235-7474 DEEP CREEK Spacious, Newly Updated 3/2/2! Hardwood Floors in Living & Dining Rm. Granite & Custom Cabs! $215,000. Deb Sestilio 941-391-1873 Coldwell Banker Sunstar Fishermen`s Village Office GATED SEMINOLE LAKES 3/2/2 Open Beautiful Front & Back Views. Granite in Kitchen. Corner Fireplace In LR. Large MB & Closet. About 1,900 sq ft. $247,500 941-637-8765 GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! LAKE SUZY Exquisite Estate Property on almost an acre. 6/4.5/5 Courtyard Pool/Spa Home. Separate in-law suite. Gourmet Kitchen. 4,691SqFt $675,000 Remax Palm Bryan & Donna French 941-661-1202 FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! To place a FREE merchandise ad go to: 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. LIMIT 5 FREE ADS PER WEEK **Everyone Needs to Register on Our New Site** Need To Place a Classified Ad? Enter your classified ad and pay with your credit card 24 hours a day, 7 days week.ssi HOMES FOR SALE1020 3BR/ 2 BATH/ 2 CAR GAR 1800sf, Split plan. Large lanai on a nice canal lot in Rotonda. Newer roof, Heat and Air cond. A veny nice vacation home & investment! FSBO ASKING $129,800 CELL DON LEIS 937-459-0886 Burnt Store Isles Canal Front 2539 SQ FT home offers BIG water views large corner lot. NEW AIR CONDITIONER,2015 ALL NEW STAINLESS APPLIANCES IN KITCHEN!Family Rm / Great Rm Spacious kitchen viewing Beautiful Pool & Gorgeous water views. Spacious Living Rm & Dining Rm tray ceilings custom built in's .Master Bdrm/ bath Suite w Glass Sliders to pool /waterfront . OVER sized screened Lanai & Pool , heated self cleaning pool & spa is ideal for entertaining ! ALL with SPECTACULAR WATER VIEWS! New Listing.. $439,000 Call Judy Petkewicz 941-456-8304 Allison James Estates & Homes Prairie Creek Est. POOL Home Stunning Architecture ,Fabulous 5 Bdrm, 5 full +2 half baths, 5755 Sf under on PRIVATE 7 acres. Att 3 Stall Garage w Private Bonus Ste. Crown molding 3 Fireplaces Huge Master Suite with Firepl & adjoining private Den. Formal Dining Rm , Dramatic Great Rm w firepl , Living, kit/dining area . Pool & Private lake Views through out this home are spectacular! PUNTA GORDA RANCH & EQUESTRIAN COMMUNITY ! $748,900 JUDY K PETKEWICZ GRI CRS Allison James Estates & Homes 941-456-8304 REDUCED DEEP CREEK Immaculate 3/2/2, Split Bedrooms, Open & Airy, Kitchen w/Breakfast Bar & Nook. Large Fenced Yard. $162,000. Doris Walters, Bud Trayner Realty. 941-661-4019 FindyourBest Friendinthe Classifieds! OPEN HOUSE1010 02/19/15 PORT CHARLOTTE 22120 Lancaster Ave Beautiful 3/2 oversize 2 gar solar heat pool, on city water & sewer Vinyl fenced, tiled & laminate floors, family room view of pool. Come & see all xtra features, $169,900. Rose Padua Century21 Sunbelt Realty 941-624-3800 HOMES FOR SALE1020 1335 ABSCOTT ST. PT CHARLOTTE OPEN SUN. 1-3PM 3/2/1 COMPLETELY RENOVATEDNew Kitchen, baths, tile, carpets & paint. $129,900. owner /agent 941-268-6820 SELLING YOUR HOME, CONDO, OR LOT? WE CAN HELP YOU. Advertise your home, condo, or lot with us and reach over 150,000 readers in Charlotte, Sarasota, & DeSoto Counties and online everyday. Ask about our 90 day special. Call one of our classified experts for all the details at 866-463-1638 Realtors Welcome! ASKUS HOWyoucanplaceaPICTUREofyouritem forsale inyour classifiedad! NORTH CAROLINA LAND $69,900.00 Lenoir...1.7 Acres... All flat land! Magnificent Location City Water, Phone, Deep Well, Cable, Electric and a Beautiful Relaxing stream! Taxes only $150.00 per year. OWNER FINANCING with small down. Call 941-496-9252 OPEN HOUSE1010 25237 PARAGUAY ST DEEP CREEK Open Sat 12-4 PM Perfect Inside And Out 2270 Sq Ft 3/2/2 Home With Self Cleaning Heated Pool. Absolute Mint Condition $1500 Buyers Rebate If Purchased Through Fla Golf Properties $220,000 941-698-4653 Open By Apt. only 26081 PAYSANDU DR DEEP CREEK $249,000.00 Huge 2678 sq ft 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Estate Style pool home with great curb appeal. Mature landscaping, custom curbing and storage galore. $1500 Buyer rebate if purchased through Fla Golf Properties941-698-4653 BAY INDIES RESORT COMMUNITY Come see what our lifestyle has to offer! 950 Ridgewood Avenue Venice, FL 34285 941-485-5444 Aged Qualified OPEN HOUSE! Saturday 10am-2pm NORTH PORT 3/2/2 on FW Canal. 4210 Peggy Terr. Wooded Backyard w/ Palms, 9` Ceilings. 1560 Sq. Ft. Newly Painted. Insurance $560. OPEN HOUSE SAT. & SUN. 11-4PM $159,000. 414-534-7476 OPEN HOUSE EVERY SATURDAY 9:30-3:30 2692 NE HIGHWAY 70 ARCADIA 55+ Active Community Affordable Manufactured Homes!!! 1 Year FREEGolf Membership With New Home Purchase! Ted 800-538-2590 Finditinthe Classifieds! 1000REAL ESTATEWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin. EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY OPEN HOUSE1010 11782 COURTLY MANOR LAKE SUZY OPEN SUNDAY 12-3 This huge custom built 3/3/3 residence is full architectural features and appointments to please the most discriminating buyer and comes with a million dollar view. $ 349,000 Shown by appointment only. Fla Golf Properties 941-698-4653 OPEN HOUSE EVERYDAY 12-3 (PLEASE CALL FIRST) 12213 CONROY GULF COVE Only $279,000 for this mini-estate 3/2 with oversized garage, circular drive, RV parking, work shed. Pam Civitllo 941-815-2837 Becky Borci Realty


Page 2 The Sun Classified E/N/C Thursday, February 19, 2015 WATERFRONT HOMES 1030 PUNTA GORDA ISLES 3/3/2 Canal Front Home with Dock, Lift, Pool, Fenced Yard & is Close to Harbor! New Carpet. Now $249,900. Willie Keiser, Berkshire Hathaway FL Realty 941-276-9104 REDUCED CONDOS/VILLAS FOR SALE1040 Only 729 MLS Statistics as of 2/6/15 Houses, Villas, Condos are Available As of Today in Beautiful Venice, Florida Call us For Showings OR To List We do all of Venice & Area 941-485-4804 Sales 941-484-6777 R entals DEEP CREEK Furnished 2/2 Condo w/ Breakfast Bar, Great Room & Lanai w/ Waterview. Lots of Amenities! $73,900. Sue Ellen Fumich, 941-276-2894 Coldwell Banker Morris Realty, Inc ENGLEWOOD3/2/2 Villa in Quaint Complex. 1,579 sq ft., Hurricane Windows & Safe Room. Close to Beaches, Golf Course & Shopping! Community Pool. $225,000. **SOLD** HARBORTOWN MARINA, CAPE HAZE PLACIDA Open Sat & Sun. 1-4pm Gorgeous, large 1/1, pool/spa, on the ICW, near 360 degree water views. On the mainland w/easy access to Palm Island restaurants and pristine Gulf beaches by water taxi or car ferry just steps from your door. Perfect getaway or winter retreat with great rental history. Pet friendly. 941-769-0200. Only $179,900 HERITAGEOAK, P.C. RARELYAVAILABLE/2/2 SPACIOUS1561 SQ. FTA/C GREENBELTVIEWREDUCEDTO$177,900 BARBMCHENRY. 941 COLDWELLBANKERMORRISREALTY PORT CHARLOTTE 2Bd Furnished Condo. River Views & Gulf Access. Heated Pool, & Amenities $159,000 Carolyn Cantin, Floridian Realty Services 941-809-9661 WATERFRONT HOMES 1030 PUNTA GORDA ISLES 2006 Custom 4/2+/2 POOL Home on Sailboat Canal w/Attached RV Garage! Open Floor Plan. High Volume Ceilings. 12K Boat Lift, 42` Dock & MORE! Minutesto Harbor! $5 97,500. John Littlejohn 941-380-5354 Coldwell Banker Residential RE PUNTA GORDA ISLES 3/2/2 w/ POOL. 80` on Water. Min. to Harbor! Remodeled Kitchen, High Impact Windows & MORE! $329,900. Ken Poirier, Coldwell Banker Sunstar Fishermen`s Village Office 941-661-9773 PUNTA GORDA ISLES 3/3/2 Canal Front Home with Dock, Lift, Pool, Fenced Yard & is Close to Harbor! New Carpet. $279,900 Now $249,900. Willie Keiser, Berkshire Hathaway FL Realty 941-276-9104 REDUCED! PUNTA GORDA ISLES 3445 Nighthawk Ct. The ONLY NEW Waterfront Home with 92 Seawall. 3/3/2 No Bridges, POOL, Gourmet Kitchen, Granite Tops, Tile. $499,000. $479,900. Chris Pelletier, Broker Pelletier Home Builders (941)-400-7730 REDUCED! PUNTA GORDA ISLES Custom 2360sf 3/2/2 POOL Home on Sailboat Canal w/ Fabulous Expansive Water Views. 95` on Water. Lots of Extras! $449,900. $429,900. John Littlejohn 941-380-5354 Coldwell Banker Residential RE REDUCED!! PUNTA GORDA ISLES 4BD/3BA/3CG with 2810SF. Loads of Extras & Upgrades On 2 Full Size Sailboat Lots. 160Ft On Water. $597,500. John Littlejohn 941-380-5354 Coldwell Banker Residential RE PUNTA GORDA ISLES Well Maintained POOL & SPA Home! 4/5/4, 3600 sf. w/ Meticulous Detailing, Sauna & Steam Room! 156` on Canal, 30` Dock & Min. to Harbor! $587,000. $549,900. Marie Sellitto, 941-626-3770 Coldwell Banker Sunstar Fishermen`s Village Office REDUCED! Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! WATERFRONT HOMES 1030 PORT CHARLOTTE 3411 Pinetree St. GORGEOUS SUNSETS AND LONG WATER VIEW OF E. SPRING LAKE from this fantastic totally updated/upgraded 3/2 1800 SF waterfront home with your own dock, 10,000 boat lift, and cement seawall. Quick access (10-15 mins., 1 bridge) to Harbor $259,000 Patty Gillespie Re/Max Anchor 941-875-2755 PORT CHARLOTTE By Owner 3/2/2 Just minutes to harbor. Dock, seawall, boat lift. Heated pool, huge lanai. Metal Roof. Newer kitchen. $239,000 941-766-0778 or 941-380-2104 PORT CHARLOTTE Meticulously Upgraded 3/2 with Pool on SW Canal Boat lift w/concrete dock & Seawall. $379,500. Bill Jones Barnes & Phillips Real Estate 941-743-4200 PENDING PENDING PORT CHARLOTTE Spectacular 4/4.5/2 POOL Home w/ HARBOR VIEW! 6100+sf. Lrg. Family Rm., Formal Living Rm., Den/Office, Bonus Rm. Dock and MORE! $889,900. Marie Sellitto, 941-626-3770 Coldwell Banker Sunstar Fishermen`s Village Office PORT CHARLOTTEOwner Financing! Luxurious 3/2/2 HEATED POOL Home on Canal! $364,900. Sue Ellen Fumich, 941-276-2894 Coldwell Banker Morris Realty, Inc FindyourBest Friendinthe Classifieds! PORT CHARLOTTE3/2/2 Furnished, Solar Heated POOL, Wide Canal w/ Dock. 5 Minutes to Harbor! Fireplace & Kitchen Upgrades Move in Ready! $249,000. 941-456-2524 PUNTA GORDA Beautiful 3/2/2 POOL Home on 2 Serene Tip Lots on Alligator Creek! Many Upgrades! Must See! $329,900. $299,900 Diana Hayes, Coldwell Banker Morris Realty 562-537-7290 REDUCED! WATERFRONT HOMES 1030 15562 Meacham Circle South Gulf Cove Custom built pool home. No Bridges, Gulf Access. Boat Lift & Dock. $599,000 Carolyn Cantin941-809-9661 Floridian Realty Services REDUCED! ATTN: All Boaters BIG & small! PUNTA GORDA ISLES 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. CALL JUDY PETKEWICZ ALLISON JAMES ESTATES & HOMES 941-456-8304 $314,900 PUNTA GORDA Burnt Store Isles POOL HOME CANAL FRONT Access to Charlotte Harbor & Gulf, Seawall, Family Rm. 2/2 Full Bath, Spacious Florida Rm under air & screened pool area. 2 Car attached garage, Circular driveway, Spacious corner lot and Great water views JUDY K PETKEWICZ GRI CRS Allison James Estates & Homes 941-456-8304 ABargainHunters Delight Checkthe ClassifiedsFirst! AWhole Marketplaceof Shoppingisrightat your Fingertips! HARBORTOWN MARINA, CAPE HAZE PLACIDA OPEN SAT & SUN. 1-4PM Gorgeous, large 1/1, pool/spa, on the ICW, near 360 degree water views. On the mainland w/easy access to Palm Island restaurants and pristine Gulf beaches by water taxi or car ferry just steps from your door. Perfect getaway or winter retreat with great rental history. Only $179,900. Pet Friendly 941-769-0200 PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/2 Seawall, Dock & Boat Lift. Pool w/ Huge Screened in Lanai. Completely Renovated!! New Kitchen w/ SS Appliances, Baths, Tile & Paint. $249,900. By Appt. Only. 941-625-1952 HOMES FOR SALE1020 PORT CHARLOTTE Fenced 2.5 Acres, 2650 SF Garage, 14 Ceilings, 1 Bdrm Apt. RV/Boat Storage 910-358-1200 PUNTA GORDA, WOW! 2782 sf. of Beauty! Lg 3/2.5/2, POOL, Huge Bonus Room & Huge Kitchen w/ Granite Counters. Willie Keiser, Berkshire Hathaway FL Realty 941-276-9104 ROTONDA BRAND NEW WATERFRONT CONSTRUCTION Open Saturday & Sunday 1:00-4:00pm A Must See NEW 3/2/3 w/den & pool at 33 Medalist Circle, White Marsh. Quality, upscale features and design for those who want the best! $359,900 Call 941-769-0200 ROTONDA WATERFRONT HOME 23 MEDALIST TERR. Gorgeous 3/2 with den, Key West style metal roof, brand new top-of-the-line heated, salt pool, cage and lanai. Granite/stainless kitchen, 8 ft. doors w/many upgrades. You'll be amazed at the design and like new condition inside/out. Shown by appt. only! Affordably priced at only $279,900. Call 941-769-0200. SOUTH GULF COVE, 2008 4/2.5/2 HUGE Lanai. Pool. 2 LOTS. Shed. Irrigation Well. All Tile. Granite Kitchen. 10468 New Brittain $259,900 Marcia Cullinan 941-6625878 Michael Saunders & Co WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THE BEST PROPERTIES SEE THE HARBOUR HEIGHTS AND DEEP CREEK EXPERT!1301 Odyssey 3/2/2 $244,900 479 Londrina 3/2/2 $179,900 2268 Oberon 3/2.5/2 $214,900 27412 San Marino 3/2/2 $262,900 4170 Enclave 4/3/3 $299,000 27089 Solomon 4/3/2 $464,900 3260 Peace River 3/2/2 $649,900 27097 Solomon 4/5/2 $869,900Prime Building Lots Available!Steve Vieira, REALTOR 941-258-2891 Coldwell Banker Residential R.E. Harbour Heights Office www.HarbourHeights HOMES FOR SALE1020 NORTH PORT, 3/2/2 Split Florida Style. Move in Ready. Spotless! 1750 sf. Bright & Airy! Recently Remodeled! Valerie LaBoy Exit King Realty 941-564-5020 ONLY4.5 %COMMISSION!WhenYou List Your Home With Me. Must Mention This Ad.Jeff Runyan 941-979-2843 Re/Max Palm PORT CHARLOTTE 1314 Abalom St., DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH! Partially-renovated 3/2 2400+ SF Mediterranean-style with 64 scrd lanai overlooking very private rear yard. Walk to the elementary school! Quick access to I-75! City water & sewer! $170,000 Patty Gillespie Re/Max Anchor 941-875-2755 PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2/2 Split Plan 1500+SF Living Area, Enclosed Florida Room w/ CHA Living, Dining, & Family Room. Open Floor Plan! $99,900. 941-626-4841 Agent/Owner PORT CHARLOTTE 3br/2ba split plan home with (2) 2 car garages, RV Pad w/30 amp. Lg family room and large lot. Nice landscaping. Great Location 41/Midway area. 941-875-1643 or 352-622-2030 PORT CHARLOTTE, 3/2 Open Floor Plan w/ ALL Appliances Included! 1,800 sf. New Plumbing, Electric, Floors, & Paint. Fenced Yard w/ 2 Storage Sheds! Move in Ready! $129,000. 941-979-5918 or 941-249-9978 PORT CHARLOTTE3/2/2 POOL Home. 1984 House is Full of Upgrades! 1716 sq. ft. A/C. Huge Lanai and Pool. No Flood Zone. New York & Beacon. $165,000. $157,500. 815-341-9185 REDUCED! 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Page 4 The Sun Classified E/N/C Thursday, February 19, 2015 HOMES FOR RENT1210 P G I Large 3 / 2 / 2 Pool, Boat Lift, $2,000/mo incls Pool & Lawn.Paradise Properties & Rentals, Inc 941-625-7368 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR RENT1240 PORT CHARLOTTE , 1 st fl oor, 2/2, off Kings hwy.$795mo 1st, Last, Sec. Water, Pets, Pool incl. 941-286-6252 PUNTA GORDA 2/2 W ater view! 55+ desirable, 1st floor furnished, heated pool, $900 mo plus sec. 941-639-8640 PUNTA GORDA 2/2/1 PGI.1st floor. 1300ft. W/D,TV,water inc. Gated. Pets $985 941-268-4955 DUPLEXES FOR RENT1300 PUNTA GO RDA 2 /1.5 water incl., Small Pets Ok, Large Yard. $600/mo & $600 sec. 941-637-4668 APARTMENTS FOR RENT1320 NOW ACCEPTING WAITINGLIST APPLICATIONS941-473-0450 HERON COVE APTS 2BR/2BA$825/MO EFFICIENCIES FOR RENT1350 HARBOUR HEIGHTS c l ose to river, newly renovated efficiencies w cable & internet, SunnybrookMotel 941-625-6400 VACATION/ SEASONALRENTALS1390 HARBORTOWN MARINA, CAPE HAZE-PLACIDA Lrg, 1/1 condo w/ great water views on ICW. Heated pool/spa, on mainland w/ferry access to pristine gulf island beaches. Restaurants & boating at your doorstep. Avail monthly April 2015 through next season, book now. PET FRIENDLY 941-769-0200 LOTS & ACREAGE1500 SELLING YOUR HOME, CONDO, or LOT?We Can help you.Advertise your home, condo, or lot with us and reach over 175,000 readers in Charlotte, Sarasota, & DeSoto Counties and online everyday. Ask about our 90 day special.Call one of our classified experts for all the details at 866-463-1638 Realtors Welcome! OUTOFAREA HOMES1110 GREENWOOD, S.C. For Sale or Trade. 4/3/2.5 Maintenance Free Home w/Low Taxes on 1.25 Acres of Wooded Setting. Seasons, Fishing, Golf, Superb Healthcare & Quality of Life. $265,000. 864-229-7786 HOMES FOR RENT1210 PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/1 Tile, convenient $975 3/2/1 Lanai, corner lot $1100 3/2/2 W/ Lanai $1100 4/2/2 Salt canal w/pool $1500LAKE SUZY 3/2/2 Deed Res lawn incl $1200W E N EED R ENTAL L ISTINGS FULLPROPERTYLISTONLINEwww.almar-rentals.com941-627-1465 800-964-3095LETUSMANAGEYOURPROPERTY Almar Rentals & Management Services BAY INDIES RESORT COMMUNITY Come see what our lifestyle has to offer! 950 Ridgewood Avenue Venice, FL 34285 941-485-5444 Aged Qualified Rentals Starting at $875. 00 1st Month Special $199.00 ENGLEWOOD2/2/2 Fl Rm $1000 2/2/cp Duplex Updated with lawn serv. $900WEST COAST PROPERTY Mgmt ADVANTAGE REALTY INC.$1600....3/2/2 Pool Canal....PC $1600...3/2/2 Pool Svc Inc..PC $1200..3/2/2 1637 SF.........NP $1150....3/2/2 1346SF........NP $1050....3/2/2 1633SF........NP941-255-0760 800-940-5033 LET US RENT YOUR HOME Agent Available On Weekends We Forgive Foreclosures For Renters AdvertiseToday! NEED A RENTAL Paradise Properties & Rentals, Inc 941-625-RENT NORTH PORT 2/1 . 5/1 + Den. Upd. $850/mo App Reqd. NS, NP. $1,000 Sec (941)-628-9810 Rentals & Property Management (941)629-1121 Real Living All Florida Realty MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR SALE1095 2013 JACOBSEN RIVERSIDE OAKS No Carpet Allergy Free! Watch the Birds From Your Private Porch 2/2 Plus Bonus Room & MUCH MORE! Only 79,900 Call Mike 941-356-5308 FISHERMANS DELIGHT Lazy Lagoon Waterview 2005 2/2/CP fully furn, Resident owned 55+ Park, Access to Shell Creek. w/sunrm, LR, DR. Ex. Cond $65,700 941-505-0758 NEW 3/2 DblWide Delivered & Set-Up on Your Lot w/ Skirting, Steps & Air! Only $50,995 + Tax. Financing For ALL Credit Scores Avail! Prestige Homes, Punta Gorda 941-637-1122 OLD FLORIDA NEW HOME! Beautiful Punta Gorda Riveside Oaks Adult Community Under Constuction. Quality Stunning 1500 sq ft 2/2 + Bonus Room, 9 Ceilings laminate floors + much more amazing huge site w/ serene views of Alligator Creek. $119,500. Call Mike 941-356-5308 PORT CHARLOTTE Located on the Peace River! Sensational Panoramic Views! 2005 2/2, Den, Great Room, Palm Harbor 1450sf $99,900. Owner/Agent 941-204-2303 PUTCLASSFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU! FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! PUNTA GORDA 2014 CHAMPION MODELS Active Community! End of Season Blow Out Special! Make Offer! Call Greg 941-626-7829 SOUTH PUNTA GORDA1997 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath in Gated 55+ Tropical Palms Park. Lanai, Carport & Shed. Clubhouse w/ Nightly Activities & Pool. $39,900. Can Help With Financing 320-282-2433 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR SALE1040 VENICE New on Market & Won`t Last! 2/2/Carport Furnished Condo Overlooking Golf Course. Pool, Tennis, Clubhouse & MORE! $179,900. Hans Kirsten, Bird Bay Realty, 941-485-4804 or 941-350-0441 TOWNHOUSES FOR SALE1060 DEEP CREEK2/2.5 w/ 12x12 Upstairs & Downstairs Fully Screened in Lanai in Lake Rio Town Homes HOA. Lake View! Close to On Site Pool. Unique Must See! $97,000. obo 313-300-7351 DUPLEXES FOR SALE1070 VENICE ISLAND, Walk to Venice Beach! 3 Apartments on Large Private Lot! Terrazzo Floors, Garage. By Owner. $399,900. 941-882-3538 MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1090 MOBILE HOME FOR SALE Oversized lot. Prestigious Park, Gated. #348 Avenue I $50,000/obo. Holiday Travel Park Condominium. 1475 Flamingo Dr. Englewood Fl. Sleeps 5 330-644-0148 *330-813-7149 PUNTA GORDA Shell Creek RV Park, 55+, 86 park model. 1/1, Furn., Pool & Clubhouse. $10,900/obo 570-872-7647 PUNTA GORDA, Partially Furnished 2BR/2BA DW Mobile w/ 2 Storage Sheds, Large Deck, Attached Sunroom in Beautiful Shell Creek 55+ Park. $42,900. 941-979-8342 VENICE RANCH MOBILE HOME ESTATESWALKING DISTANCE TO PUBLIX & CVS No Dogs, Cats ok! Call Jane 941-488-5672 55+ Lot Rental Community! ADVERTISE! CONDOS/VILLAS FOR SALE1040 PORT CHARLOTTE RIVERWOOD Newer VILLAS For You Den, Tile Roof,2 Car Gar, Lanai, Views, All Appliances. EASY to Buy & Enjoy This Season! Carl Anderson Real Estate Broker 941-629-9586 PUNTA GORDA ISLES Beautiful Water Views From Your Balcony. 2/2 Updated & Furnished on Large Corner Canal. Low Condo Fees $119,000. Peggy Mardis Re/Max Excel 863-990-1877 PUNTA GORDA ISLES Bright/Sunny 2BR, Den, 2BA Condo. Enjoy the Privacy & Views. Tropical Waterfront Setting, Open Floor Plan, Split Bedrooms, 10 Ceilings, Private Garage & More! Willie Keiser, Berkshire Hathaway FL Realty 941-276-9104 PUNTA GORDA ISLES Furnished 2/2/1 on Sailboat Canal w/ Deeded Boat Dock & Lift! 1427 sf., 1st Floor, Heated Pool, Tile, Granite Counters, $269,900. Elaine Martin Coldwell Banker Sunstar Fishermen`s Village Office 941-661-4800 REDUCED! PUNTA GORDA Manatee Alert!!! PGI/Tarpon Cove Condo 3/2 w/ 13k Lb. Boat Lift Direct To Harbor $525,000 Macks Dillon, Sun Realty 941-916-3022 RIVERWOOD Gated Golf/ Tennis Community. Spectacular View/Myakka River. Pristine Cond. 3/2/1 2,000+ SF. MUST SEE! For Sale By Owner. $284,900 941-276-4307 To Advertise in The Showcase of Homes Please Call 866-463-1638 or Email; VENICE ISLAND CONDO by owner 55+ 2br/2ba carport Nicely furnished and updated. Only $83,500 612-222-9449 VENICE Jacaranda Trace, 55+ Comm., 2/2, Great View from Balcony. Mr. Clean Lives Here! Nice Kitchen! $115,000 Results Realty Brenda Braden 941-716-3733 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR SALE1040 ENGLEWOOD 507 Pi ne h o l low Cir, Furnd 1st flr condo. Gated Comm w/Pool. 2/2 Remodeled, Carport, Storage Shed, Hurricane Shutters, all incld. Close to beachs, Gorgeous View of Pond. $129,000 678-294-7428 941-467-5736 PORT CHARLOTTE Beautiful Resort Style Harbor Point Condo Community! Furnished 3/2.5, Elevator & POOL. Gorgeous Resort Style Pool Views! $154,900. Elaine Martin Coldwell Banker Sunstar Fishermen`s Village Office 941-661-4800 PUNTA GORDA 2/2/1 1st Flr. Condo in Gated Comm! 3 Pools, Waterfront, Yacht Club, Dock and MORE! $114,900. Marge Trayner, Bud Trayner Realty, PA 941-380-2823 PUNTA GORDA 2/2/2 w/ Deeded Dock & Boat Lift! Open Floor Plan, SS Appliances, 2 Walk-In Closets in Master. $210,000. Deb Sestilio 941-391-1873 Coldwell Banker Sunstar Fishermen`s Village Office PUNTA GORDA 3702 Tripoli Blvd. Beautiful 2005 2/2/2Villa w/ Den, Great Room, Breakfast Bar & MORE! Maintenance Free! $179,900. Sue Ellen Fumich, 941-276-2894 Coldwell Banker Morris RE Inc PUNTA GORDA Beautiful Lake Views w/ this 2/2/CP Condo in Gated Community! Fully Furnished, Totally Renovated w/ Loads of Amenities! $124,900. Elaine Martin Coldwell Banker Sunstar Fishermen`s Village Office 941-661-4800 PUNTA GORDA Condo downtown by harbor @ 150 Harborside Dr. Charlevoi 2/2, Rebuilt New in 2005 w/Hurricane Glass. Furnd & Move In Ready @ Bargain Price of $123,500. Will Co-op w/Realtor *PENDING* GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! PUNTA GORDA ISLES Beautiful 2/2 Condo in Vivante! 1600+ Sq.Ft. Living Area! Cherry Cabs, Granite & LOTS of Amenities! $262,500. Deb Sestilio 941-391-1873 Coldwell Banker Sunstar Fishermen`s Village Office


Thursday, February 19, 2015 E/N/C The Sun Classified Page 5 MEDICAL2030 EXP CAREGIVERN ee d e d PT/FT in Asst. Living Facility. Young At Heart 941-629-4417 FULL TIME MEDICAL OFFICE SECRETARYwith managerial skills need for a busy MD practice. Previous medical office and EMR experiencea MUST. call 941-627-5151 CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS CARE MANAGERS RESIDENT ASSISTANTS MED TECHS FT / PT******************* HARBORCHASEOffers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package such as Medical, Dental, Vision & 401K ***************** Part-time team members receive benefits at 20+ hours. ***************** For consideration please apply in person to: HARBORCHASE OF VENICE Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing 950 Pinebrook Road Venice, FL 34285 (941) 484-8801 ph (941) 484-3450 fax EOE M/F/D/V RNUNIT MANAGER MONDAY FRIDAY DAYSWEEKEND SUPERVISOR 6:45A-7:15PMUSTHAVELONGTERM CAREANDSUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE. ASK FOR: LORI KING OR KAREN PREUSZ OR FAX 941-423-1572 PLease apply QUALITY HEALTH CARE 6940 Outreach Way North Port (941)426-8411 or FAX Resume to 941-423-1572 EOE Drug free work place www.HorizonTechInstitute.ComADVANCE YOUR CAREER Licensed & Accredited School Murdock Town Center on 411032 Tamiami Tr Unit 3YOUcan become a LPN within 11 months. Enrollment ongoing.Start Working In 2-5 wks! Classes Start Each Month Call For Class Dates Nursing Assistant (120hrs) Home Health Aide (75hrs) Phlebotomy Tech (165hrs) EKG Tech (165hrs) Patient Care Tech (600hrs) Job Assist. & Pymt. Plans Call Now to Register! 941-889-7506 PHLEBOTOMY,EKG, CNA, Classes Start Mar 02 LPN-Days & Weekends Class starts Feb 23 GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! MEDICAL2030 CAREGIVERSmall ALF, VENICE, PT & FT. Will Train. 941-468-4678 or 488-6565 CNA / HHA / CAREGIVER B RING A SMILE TO THE ELDERLY . Provide one on one in home care. Part time. Call Michele at 941-505-0450. PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! CNASDoubles on the weekends. Apply online or Apply in Person at 4000 Kings Highway, P.C. DENTAL ASST., Venice Area. Must have Exp. 3-4 days per week. Join our Great TEAM! 941-484-3885 DIRECTOR OF ASSISTED LIVINGHarborChase of Venice has an immediate opening for a Director of Assisted Living with management experience in the senior care community setting. If you are an RN or LPN, wed like to discuss this opportunity with you. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership by exhibiting strong CORE values resulting in top quality resident care, customer satisfaction, staff development, and compliance with all policies, procedures, and state regulations. Successful survey experience and history, good financial knowledge to monitor department expenses and strong staff management experience is required. If you have the skills, experience, and the heart for caring for seniors contact us so that we can discuss the possibilities! We offer our full-time associates an excellent benefits package including a matching 401(k) plan, along with competitive wages. If you are organized, energetic, motivated, innovative, and a team player able to inspire others, consider joining the team at HarborChase of Venice, where the CORE VALUES of respect, attentiveness, integrity, stewardship, and excellence are not just words. EOE / DFWP / e-Verify Apply at:HarborChase of Venice950 Pinebrook Road, Venice FL 34285 Phone: 941-484-8801 Fax:941-484-3450 Email:ttolley-hunt CLERICAL/OFFICE2020 OFFICE CLERK Part time position could lead to full time for fast growing retail speciality furniture concern. Must have computer and organization skills as well as excellent telephone and customer service capabilities. This is not an entry level position. Good starting salary and possible commission earnings. Please apply to MURPHY BED 4014 Tamiami Tr. Pt Charlotte RECEPTIONIST NEEDEDFull Time for Fast Paced Office. MustHave Excellent Customer Service & Organizational Skills. Computer Skills to Include MS Outlook, Word, & Excel. Multi Tasking Abilities are a MUST to be Successful in this Position. We Will Not Except in Person Resumes. Please Include Salary Expectations. Fax Resume to: 941-488-8465 or Email Resume to: MEDICAL2030 A NEW JOB IN 30 MINUTESRNS & SOCIAL WORKERS Join us for extra special recruitment events featuring immediate interviews and on-the-spot hiring decisions. Walk away with a new career! Jump start the process by applying online at Then, call 239/322-5320 to schedule your personal appointment during one of these recruitment events: Wednesday, February 25th 3pm to 7pm Hospice House Cape Coral Monday, March 2nd 3pm to 7pm Healthpark Main Office EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/DISABILITY/VET DRUG FREE ENGLEWOODHEALTHCAREANDREHAB CENTERISHIRINGRNS,CNASANDLPNS... FULLTIME& PARTTIMEALLTHREESHIFTS LONGTERMCARE EXPERIENCEREQUIREDWEARELOOKINGFORRNS,CNASANDLPNS WHOAREPASSIONATE ABOUTPATIENTCAREAND ARECOMMITTEDTOPRO-VIDINGASUPERIOREXPE-RIENCEFORRESIDENTS&FAMILIES. TOAPPLY, PLEASEEMAILPAYROLL@ ENGLEWOODHEALTHCARE.COM1111 Drury Lane Englewood Fl 34224 Ph. 941-474-9371 Fax. 941-475-6593 EOE DFWP CNAS $1000.00 SIGN ON BONUS 2000EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT 2005Services 2010Professional 2015Banking 2020Clerical 2025Computer 2030Medical 2035Musical 2040 Restaurant/Hotel2050SkilledTrades 2060Management 2070Sales 2090Child/Adult Care Needed 2100General 2110Part-time/ Temp 2115Home Based Business 2120Seeking Employment PROFESSIONAL2010 FT DISPATCHERfor busy Plumbing Co. must be organized, have command of English verbal & communications skills; computer skills a must, must have dispatching experience with multi-line office. Smoke & drug free facility. Candidates will be drug tested. Send resume to Nstamoulis@ BANKING2015 SEEKING EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL WITH PRIOR CREDIT UNION/BANKING EXPERIENCE TO ASSIST MEMBERS WITH OPENING & CLOSING ACCOUNTS, TAKES & CLOSES LOAN APPLICATIONS; ANSWERS QUESTIONS ABOUT PRODUCTS & SERVICES & RESOLVES PROBLEMS THAT ARE WITHIN THEIR AUTHORITY TO RESOLVE. REFERS PROBLEMS THAT ARE BEYOND THEIR AUTHORITY TO THEIR SUPERIORS. IDENTIFIES CROSS-SELL OPPORTUNITIES AND CROSS-SELLS SERVICES TO MEMBERS. PLEASE SEND RESUMES TO BRANCH MANAGER ATDYEATMAN@FLORIDACENTRALCU.COM OR FAX 941-627-2220. CLERICAL/OFFICE2020 DATA ENTRY C omputer skills. 11am-7pm, Saturdays REQ. w/Thurs & Sundays off. For Property Preservation. $20,800 a year. Port Charlotte Area Email COMEWORKWITHTHESUN NEWSPAPERSTELEMARKETING TEAM, LOCATEDINNORTHPORT, FLORIDA. WEARELOOKINGFORA PART-TIMEPERSONWITH COMPUTERSKILLSANDA CHEERYPHONEPERSONALITY TOJOINOURTEAM. WEOFFERTRAININGINA STABLEANDCOMMUNITY INVOLVEDCOMPANY. PLEASEEMAILYOURRESUME:LTONER@SUNLETTER.COMEOE DFWP PRE-EMPLOYMENTDRUG&NICOTINETESTINGREQUIRED ENJOY TALKING ON THE PHONE? WATERFRONT1515 PUNTA GORDABurnt Store Isles. Beautiful Cul De Sac Lot108` on Canalw/ Nice View Surrounded by Quality (Fero) Homes. $225,000 OBO . 941-833-9181 TRADE/ EXCHANGE1540 OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! Exchange Possibility. Villa and/or SF House in Riverwood For Your Unwanted Rental Property, Duplex, etc. Trade Up Down Out Carl Anderson Real Estate Broker 941 629 9586 BUSINESS FOR SALE1600 PORT CHARLOTTE-BASED Dry Ice Bus. No Competition. Turn Key. Deliver to Clinics. Great ROI. $49K. 941-286-4022 GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! B.Y.O.B. Be your own boss or Open a Second location. This warm and friendly Salon has stood the test of time 20 YRS in the same location! Close to Condos, apartments, Cultural Center & Hospitals. Integrity R.E. of FLA 941-627-8948 SALON FOR SALE BUSINESS RENTALS1610 PORT CHARLOTTE 3315 Harbor Blvd, off US41 Retail or Office Space. Approx. 425 sqft. , All Tile Floor, Great Location. Call for More Details: 941-206-0201 COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIALPROP1620 1.4 acres CI (commercial intensive) on hwy 17 1.5 mi. from hwy 75, Fully fenced with 3 structures, 2 egresses, Great for boat, rv, auto sales and repair etc.huge potential. See full details @ $499,000 Reduced to $399,000 941-268-7516 ARCADIA 5.26 ac By Owner! House & Shop, 800 ft. Hwy 17 Frontage, Zoned Comm. Info. 863-494-5540 or 863-244-3585 P O RT C HARL O TTEPrime office space, 3 units 1,000sf. ea. Brand new. Sandhill Blvd. Turnkey/Fully built out. ( 941 ) -624-5992 LOTS & ACREAGE1500 NORTH CAROLINA LAND $69,900.00 Lenoir...1.7 Acres... All flat land! Magnificent Location City Water, Phone, Deep Well, Cable, Electric and a Beautiful Relaxing stream! Taxes only $150.00 per year. OWNER FINANCING with small down. Call 941-496-9252 NORTH PORT Prime building lot on Sumpter, East of I-75 across from Ibis St. Great Model home site. $6300. 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Page 6 The Sun Classified E/N/C Thursday, February 19, 2015 GENERAL2100 ACTIVE DOOR an dWi n d ow, is looking for INSTALLATION TRAINEE. Will Train on Doors, Windows, Shutters. Must have Clean Drivers License. Apply in Person 26521 Mallard Way PG. ASSISTANT DOCK MASTERPart-Time Position Available Assistant Dockmaster at the Isles Yacht Club Duties include: fueling, pump out, and docking boats as well as light housekeeping and maintenance. APPLY IN PERSONMonday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 1780 W. Marion Ave, Punta Gorda. C ARETAKER, need to care f or Elderly man & his home/property. Apartment & Util provided. Salary based on Exp. N/S, No Drinking/Drugs 941-474-2595 COUNTER HELP& WAREHOUSE HELPneeded for Local Seafood Company. 941-380-9212 DOCK HAND nee d e d at Marina on Boca Grande. Call 941-964-0154 DRIVERPART-TIME EVENINGS AND NIGHT SHIFT CDL required, local deliveries, must be able to lift 50 lbs. and operate pallet jacks. To fill out an Application Apply in person Mon.-Fri. 9-4 The Charlotte Sun Newspaper 23170 Harborview Road Charlotte Harbor Please, no phone calls We are a drug and nicotine free workplace Pre-employment drug and nicotine testing required DRIVER S NEEDED f or Local Taxi company Clean background and driving record required. Call (941)-391-5090 INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER CARRIERS NEEDED: The Englewood Sun has home delivery routes available. Supplement your income with this great business opportunity. Earn $200-$300/week for a few early morning hours of delivery. Reliable transportation, a valid Florida drivers license and proof of insurance are required. Apply in person at the ENGLEWOOD SUN, 120 W. Dearborn St., Englewood, FL or CHARLOTTE SUN, 23170 Harborview Road Port Charlotte, Florida 33980, online at MAILROOM Supervisory Person:VENICE GONDOLIERmailroom is looking for a part time mailroom supervisory person for night shift in Venice. Good mechanical ability ability to supervise small production crew ability to operate equipment good communication skills. We are a drug and nicotine free workplace. Pre-employment drug/ nicotine testing required. Apply:VENICE Gondolier Print Center, 200 E. Miami Ave., VeniceOr SALES2070 Furniture Sales & Interior Designers PORT CHARLOTTE, FL STORE Join Baers Furniture, The Leading Premier Retail Furniture Store In Florida! Furniture Salespeople Needed 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 L ICENSED R EAL E STATE A GENT Needed Part Time In Venice. Supplement Your Income Long Established, Independent Brokerage Will Get You Started. 941-350-0441 SALES PERSON , R et i re d or currently inactive Sales Person. Financial from Home. Call the Credit Card Management Group. Englewood GENERAL2100 A.C.E. DOOR NOWHIRING DRIVER/SHOPHELP. MUSTHAVEVALIDFL DRIVERSLIC. MUSTBEABLE TOLIFTHEAVYMATERIAL. KNOWLEDGEOFBUILDING MATERIALPREFERREDBUT NOTAMUST, WILLTRAIN. PLEASEAPPLYINPERSON MON-FRI8AM-3PM. 1232 MARKETCIRCLE, P.C. ALL SHIFTS, GENERAL INDOOR STOCKING & LABOR IN ENGLEWOOD, VENICE, PORT CHARLOTTE, AND NORTH PORT. ALSO NEED CDLA DRIVERS, ADMIN OFFICE PEOPLE, MERCHANDISERS. WE HAVE JOBS!!! CALL EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT 941-629-2611. DISTRIBUTION MANAGERS:The Sunis currently seeking full and part-time Distribution Managers in our Circulation Department. Our Distribution Managers work directly with an independent contractor network to manage home delivery and customer relations in Charlotte County. Responsibilities include contractor recruitment and orienting, meeting established service goals, resolving service errors, managing contractor draw, and insuring customer satisfaction. Must be able to work early morning hours, weekends and holidays in an office/warehouse environment and outdoors in various temperatures and weather conditions. Requires valid Florida drivers license and insurance. Must have reliable transportation to perform daily job responsibilities. Drug and tobacco free workplace. Pre-employment drug/nicotine screening is required. Apply at 23170 Harborview Road Port Charlotte, FL 33980 or E-mail resume to SKILLED TRADES2050 WAREHOUSE POSITION, Manufacturing facility seeking person to assist with packing, shipping and data entry. Attention to detail, record keeping skills, Excel a must. Previous warehouse experience requried. Knowledge of UPSand trucking BOLa plus Send resume to: Warehouse Position W A REHOUSE W O RKER /D R IVERShipping, Receiving, Loading of Orders. Operate Fork Lift, Pallet Jack. Drive TruckCDL Lic. Prior Warehousing Experience w/ Organizational Skills. Apply In Person 2128 El Jobean Rd. SALES2070 EARN $38,000-$58,000 The Smart Shopper a 20 year old Weekly Shopper has openings for Advertising Executive in our PUNTA GORDA and VENICE markets. Applicants must demonstrate successful sales experience. ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE Contact: ROBERT KNIGHT CEO Smart Shopper Group Advertising Sales ExecutiveThe Charlotte Sun is looking for "Winners" to join our team of professional Advertising Sales Executives. If you are never satisfied with average successes, are self-motivated, goal oriented, confident, enthusiastic and believe that the customer is all important, we would like to talk to you. The successful candidates must possess good oral and written communication skills, be organized and a team player. Sales experience a plus but we will train the right persons. We offer:Competitive salary plus commission Vacation Health insurance Sick and short term disability Training Stable company that is very Community minded and involved. Please send resume to: Advertising Director, Leslee Peth Charlotte Sun 23170 Harborview RoadCharlotte Harbor, FL 33980 Email: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer & a Drugand nicotine Free Diversified Workplace. SKILLED TRADES2050 A LUMINUM IN S TALLER S& CONCRETE LABORERS. Willing to train. 941999-4975 ESTABLISHED A/C COMPA NY in Englewood is looking for an EXPERIENCED SERVICE TECH . We offer great wages, paid holidays paid vacations & health insurance. Weekend and evening interviews avail. Please call ABBOTT AIR@941-408-4724 Drug free workplace Exp. Hair Dresser Needed, Clientele A MUST! For Interview. 941-628-5013 EXPERIEN C ED PAINTER S WANTED. Dependable w/ Drivers License. Call for Information: 941-232-5305 EXPERIENCED SKID STEER OPERATOR, DUMP TRUCK DRIVER, & GREY TRACTOR OPERATOR Great Pay! Benefits! Vacation, 401K, Call 941-628-9433 IMMEDIATE OPENINGS LEADMAN & TOPMAN for underground utilitiy install FRONT END LOADERMAN for underground utility crew CONCRETE FINISHERS Expd preferred in flat work, curbs, and able to finish behind curb machine. For well-established construction company. Excellent pay and benefits. Apply in person 3801 N. Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34234. Or send resume to EOE DFWP MAINTENANCE PERSON NEEDED PT, 20 Hrs. Per Wk. Start Immed. Carpentry Exp. a MUST! , Pwr. Tools, Ladders, Lifting, & Digging. ALL Outdoor Work. Able to Perform Unsupervised. Must be Reliable. Salary Neg. Based On Qualifications & Skills. Call 941-743-9562 or FaxResume: 941-889-7207 Now accepting applicants for SURVEY FIELD CREW & COMPUTER DRAFTSMAN POSITION. Experience required. Call 941-629-6801 Or email resume to: allservicelandsurveying@ PAINTER WANTED , M ust Have Brush, Roll & Spray Experience. Call & Leave Message at 941-255-0045 RV DETAILER Immediate opening; FT. Job includes cleaning vehicles for delivery and sale. Arranging inventory, some janitorial duties. Must be self starter, have clean driving record, drug-free. Nokomis, FL. Call Steve Erdman or Ed Davidson(941) 966-2182 or RV MECHANIC Certified and or experience preferred. Must have own tools. Job includes chassis, interior and appliance repairs. Full time. DFW Non-Smoker Call Craig Hinshaw or Ed Davidson 941-966-5335, fax (941) 966-7421 or SKILLED TRADES2050 ACTIVE DOOR an dWi n d ow, is seeking INSTALLERS for Entry Doors, Storm Shutters, Garage Doors. Experience Required. Pay based on Exp. Apply 26521 Mallard Way Punta Gorda 941-505-0764 AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE TECH, INSTALLER & SALES WANTED. 3 Years Min. Experience Required. Must Have Clean DL. Call 941-625-2143 Ask for Bradley C ABINET HELPER/IN S TALLER needed for busy cabinet installation Company. Need Reliable Transportation to Venice & South Sarasota Job sites. Call 941-815-3871 btw 6 & 8 PM Carolina Farms & Harvesting, Inc. a farm in Johnston, SC is accepting referrals through the State Workforce Agencies for 156 FARMWORKERS. The job includes duties associated with the planting, pruning, thinning, picking and packing of peaches. This work can require standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 50 pounds for long periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions. This is a temporary position from 4/1/15 to 9/25/15. Threefourths 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 workday. If applicable, expenses for subsistence & transportation to the worksite will be provided. 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# 603141. T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! Cotton Hope Orchards, Inc. a farm in Monetta, SC is accepting referrals through the State Workforce Agencies for 190 FARMWORKERS. The job includes duties associated with the planting, pruning, thinning, picking and packing of fruits and vegetables. This work can require standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 50 pounds for long periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions. This is a temporary position from 4/1/15 to 9/15/15. Threefourths 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 workday. If applicable, expenses for subsistence & transportation to the worksite will be provided. 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# 603318. DUMP TRU C K DRIVER S , ROLLER OPERATORS FINISH DOZER & HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC NEEDED. Must Have Experience in FDOT Work. Apply at: 12409 SW Sheri Ave. Unit 101, Arcadia 34269 This is an E.O.E. Company MEDICAL2030 LPN/MEDICAL ASSISTANT Helgemo & Liou Pediatrics is Looking for a Full Time Employee. Must be a Team Player. Flexible Working Conditions with Competitive Salary & Benefits. Please Fax Resume: 941-629-4701 Attn: Tina or Email to; LPNSNeeded Full Time/Part Time Benefits Available Apply in Person ONLY at 2295 Shreve St., PG. RESTAURANT/ HOTEL2040 1814 Tamiami Trail, P.C. (941)-766-6106 WHY NOT WORK FOR THE BEST! WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING COUNTER AND KITCHEN STAFF, FULL TIME AND PART TIME POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE. PLEASE... FIRST TIME APPLICANTS ONLY BENEFITS INCLUDE: SUNDAYSOFF, FREEMEALS, FLEXIBLEHOURSANDCOMPETITIVEPAY. APPLY ON LINE @ www. CFAPortCharlotte ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY in need of a DISHWASHER F/T & COOK, F/T, that can cook from scratch, recipes. Benefits Available. Apply in Person ONLY at 2295 Shreve St, Punta Gorda. NO CALLS PLEASE. COME JOIN OUR TEAMTHE BURNT STORE GRILL is looking for full and Part time experienced team members We are seeking: FOOD SERVERS COOKS HOSTS/HOSTESSES BUSSERS APPLYINPERSONONLY 3941 TAMIAMITR PUNTAGORDA COLONIAL-BURNTSTOREPLAZABETWEENPUBLIX& HOMEDEPOT SKILLED TRADES2050 A/C INSTALLERS AND MECHANICS Residential & New Const. Exp. pref. but will train! FT, 40+HRS, COMMISSION & BENEFITS AVAIL. MUSTHAVETOOLS& DL REQUIREDDFWP NO PHONE CALLS. APPLY IN PERSON AA TEMPERATURE SERVICES 24700 Sandhill Blvd Deep Creek, 33983.


Thursday, February 19, 2015 E/N/C The Sun Classified Page 7 CHILD CARE5051 C hristy now o ff ering Babysitting srvcs, in-home, Local Char. Cty Resident. 239-961-0325 FLORIDA STATE LAW requ i res all child care centers and day care businesses to register with the State of Florida. The Sun Newspapers will not knowingly accept advertising which is in violation of the law COMPUTERSERVICE5053 COMPUTER TUTOR (Your home or mine) ONLY $25.00 an hour! Please call Steve at: 941-445-4285 ANTHONYS COMPUTER SERVICE & REPAIR . ALLCOMPUTERNEEDS. SENIOR DISCOUNT 941-769-1415 COMPUTER FRUSTRATION? WECOMETOYOU! WIFI INSTALLATION, NET-WORKING, VIRUS/MALWARE PROTECTION, DATARECOVERY,TRAINING& MORE. SR. DISCOUNTS. 941-441-5104 BBCOMPSOLUTIONS.COMMAJOR CREDIT CARDS NEED COMPUTER HELP? SET-UP, BASICCOMPUTERUSAGE, REPAIR, VIRUSES/MALWARE, PROGRAMINSTALLATION, DATARECOVERY(DON'TLOSEYOURPICS!). CALLGEORGE@ EBERLCOMPUTERSOLUTIONS941-237-8090 EXPRESS COMPUTER 7 Days. $25 & up... 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Page 14 The Sun Classified E/N/C Thursday, February 19, 2015 ROOFING5185 LEONARDSROOFING&INSULATIONINC.FAMILYOWNED&OPERATED SINCE1969Shingle, Tile, Built-Up, SinglePly, Metal, Full Carpentry, Service Available Reagan Leonard 941-488-7478LIC# RC0066574 R . L . TEEL ROOFING Reroofs & Repairs Insurance Inspections Veterns Discounts 941-473-7781 RC29027453 Lic/Ins 941-483-4630 H Shingles, Slats, Metal, Tile, Repairs H Old Roof Removal Our Specialty H Full Carpentry H Free Estimates lic #ccc 068184 fully insured ROOFING5185 GREEN ROOFING & WATERPROOFING TECHNOLOGIESFULLSERVICEROOFING CONTRACTOR30YRSPLUS LOCALEXPERIENCEMETAL, SHINGLES, TILE, FLATROOFS(ALLTYPES) REPAIRSCOMMER-CIAL/RESIDENTIAL. FREEWINDMITIGATIONREPORTWITHREROOFFORINSURANCE DISCOUNTS604 COLONIALN. NOKOMIS, FL 34275 OFFICE: 941-412-4047WEBSITE: WWW. State LiC #CCC1328613 Find the newYo u in theClassifieds! ROOFING5185 GREEN ROOFING & WATERPROOFING TECHNOLOGIESFULLSERVICEROOFING CONTRACTOR30YRSPLUS LOCALEXPERIENCEMETAL, SHINGLES, TILE, FLATROOFS(ALLTYPES) REPAIRSCOMMER-CIAL/RESIDENTIAL. FREEWINDMITIGATIONREPORTWITHREROOFFORINSURANCE DISCOUNTS604 COLONIALN. NOKOMIS, FL 34275 OFFICE: 941-412-4047WEBSITE: WWW. State LiC #CCC1328613 Getthe Getthe WordoutWordoutAdvertise Advertise inthe inthe Classifieds! Classifieds! SCREENING5184 RESCREENING Special $55 Tops, $30 Sides. Complete $1295(to 1500SF) 941-879-3136 Lic. 22454/Ins. Southwest RescreenComplete Rescreening: $1,095 (up to 1,500 SF) Screen Repair & Pressure Washing.941-465-2318Lic. & Ins. ROOFING5185 Repairs, Roofing Replacement 30 Years Experience Discounts to Srs & Vets Free Inspections & Est.Call Hugh 941-662-0555RM COATS INC.Lic. CCC#1325731 Ins. Seizethesales withClassified! SCREENING5184 ALL ABOUT ALUMINUM & SCREEN: Rescreen & new. 941-876-4779 wescreenflorida.comLic# SA37, AL0511993X DAVID WHITES RESCREENBUBBLEFREEGUARANTEESCREENREPAIR, VINYLREPAIRSERVINGSARASOTAANDCHARLOTTECOUNTIES. 941-525-4000 CLASSIFIED WORKS! GULF COAST RESCREEN LIC& INSUREDFAMILYOWNED& OPERATEDSPECIALIZINGINRESCREENING,BUILDINGANDREPAIRING. SCREWCHANGEOUTS PRESSUREWASHING& PAINT-INGPOOLCAGES, LANAIS,FRONTENTRYWAYSETC... 941-536-7529 FREEESTIMATES RESCREENING by NORTHSTAR Free Estimates. 941-725-7599 Lic# CC20597 & Insured PRESSURE CLEANING5180 BAILEYS PRESSURE CLEANINGTile roof Cleanings starting at @$150. Call 941-497-1736 PRESSURE CLEANING Homes,Roofs, Etc., Auto Detailing, Window Cleaning& More. Lic & Ins Call 941-538-1544 Kelly Browns Pressure Washing & trash removal Honest & Reliable, Reasonable Rates & Sr. Special $39.99 Free Est. Lic.# 1413989 941-626-1565 SAFE NO PRESSURE ROOF CLEANING Pool Cages, Lanais, Driveways, ETC! 941-697-1749 or 941-587-5007 NEEDAJOB? CHECKTHE CLASSIFIEDS!


Thursday, February 19, 2015 E/N/C The Sun Classified Page 15 AUCTIONS6020 JACK ROBILLARD, Auctioneers & Appraisers (941)-575-9758 ARTS AND CRAFTS6025 O IL PAINTIN G mountain/waterfall scene, 55x43 $150 941-639-0838 Q UILT & S ew Machine Baby Lock Serenade $250 941625-4764 STAIN GLASS C ame Mi n i cutoff saw, elec., lk new $35 941575-7860 S TAIN G LA SS Inland ( soldering) Fume trap $32 941-5757860 STAIN GLASS var i ous size/color/price, 3/4 pane $3 941-575-7860 DOLLS6027 BARBIE WINTER VELVET collectible new in box $15 941-830-0524 MADAME ALEXANDER 8 in black cheerleader-mint $20 941-258-0810 MUFFY BEAR S non-smokingmint $8 941-258-0810 PAT A CAKE DOLL 15 Vi ny l Doll new in box, 12 pcs, $15 941-626-2123 HOUSEHOLD GOODS6030 AS IAN PRINT S Matted & framed 4 $35 941-627-6542 BED MATTRESS & BOX . New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 BIF O LD D OO R S 1 pr wood fits72.shutter/panel EXC $25 941-474-3194 BLANKET Q UEEN/FULL White thermal silky border $8 941-276-1881 ABargainHunters Delight Checkthe ClassifiedsFirst! AWhole Marketplaceof Shoppingisrightat your Fingertips! CABINET w i c k er, o ff w hi te 68x21 $25 941-475-9197 CANDLE &VOTIVEH o ld ers All different as new 12 $19 941-276-1881 C ARPET 1 2 X 11.5. New. Grey $60 941-697-3660 C EILIN G FAN ( brass ) 5 2 with 5 lights excelent condition $55 517-927-4626 CERAMIC HEATER T ower 1500 Watts $30 941-9799931 C HANDELIER BRU S HED SS 5 lights $60 941-979-5187 CHANDELIER DINING R m. white 3 lights $40 941-9795187 C HINA S ET beauti f ulo f 1 2 german made $50 941-2270676 CHINA SET Mik asa C ot illi on Fine China Service for 8 $164 941-697-3850 C L O THE S HAMPER seagrass w/seashells lk nw $40 941235-2203 CO MPLETE BATH access linens silk plnt 14pc $59 941276-1881 COO K B OO K S G ood cond. (20) $5.00/ea 941-629-4710 CO RNER WALL G UARD S Clear plastic 96L x5/8W $3 941-743-2656 PUNTAGORDA GARAGE SALES6007 FRIS AT 9 ? 6212Rumford St Taylor to S. Jones Loop To Rumford. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!! FRI.S AT. 9 -4 3020 Ames St. (off Aqui Esta) Huge Moving Sale. Torches, Tanks & many Tools, Furn. Pictures, etc. LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE CROSS FRI 20TH 7:30-2 SAT 21ST 7:30-12 2300 Luther Rd. off Rampart) 941-627-6060 Sponsored by Ladies Parish Guild & Thrivent. RUMMAGE/BAKE SALE S AT S UN. 8 AM 2 PM. 119 GLENHOLM AVE. HOUSEHOLD GOODS , SMALL ANTIQUES.Must See!!!! S AT O NLY 9 AM3 PM 936 GENOA CT GARAGE /ESTATE SALE FURNITURE, TOOLS, ETC. SAT. 8AM-1PM 8320 RIVERSIDE DR. LAZY LAGOON PARK ANNUAL TRASH & TREASURE SALE Household, clothing, crafts, antiques, baked goods, raffles, lunch much more SATURDAY ONLY 8 3 10050 WINDING RIVER RD CREEKSIDE PUNTA GORDA PRE-MOVING SALE TOYS, FURNITURE, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, GOLF CLUBS, T-SHIRT TRANSFER EQUIP, DVDS. ETC SATURDAY ONLY 9 1 . Punta Gorda RR Depot, 20+ Vendors. For free set-up, call 941-639-6774. THU-SAT 10-4 Upscale Estate Sale. 1950 Jamacia Way. For Pics go to VENTURA LAKES ANNUAL COMMUNITY SALE SATURDAY ONLY 8-1 Bake Sale, Lunch Available Half mile E of I-75 on Jones Loop Rd..Exit 161 ROTONDAAREA GARAGE SALES6008 FRI ., 8AM 1PM , 155 Annaplois Lane. Furniture, Tools, Household, & MUCH, MUCH MORE! SAT ONLY 9-1 87 Marker Rd. Household Items, Deco, Plants, Gardening, Misc. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! WED .SAT ., 9AM 3PM 187 Caddy Rd.Multi-family Contents of Whole House. S. VENICE AREA GARAGE SALES6010 SAT 8 2 3064 W . Sh amrock Dr. (Venice, West Side of 41). HUGE assortment! Toys, Books, Household, Clothes For ALL Ages! Etc. VENICE AREA GARAGE SALES6011 PRIVATE SALE FRI & SAT 8-3 3184 Ewing Dr off Jackson Rd. TURNING 76 AND NEED TO REDUCE MY GUN COLLECTION. 30+guns, All calibers, 15 N.I.B, 20 Hand guns, Side by side shot guns, and 28, 20 & 12ga plus auto. Lots of ammo! PT. CHARLOTTE/DEEP CREEK GARAGE SALES6006 FRI SAT 8 2 . 2144 T a i wan Ct., off Rio De Janeiro and Hong Kong Deep Creek. 3 FAMILY. Something for everyone! FRI SAT8 4 535Hi g h land Ave NW. Collectible glass, books, lps, patio furniture, bikes, lawn mower, shopvacs, tools, pictures, misc. FRI.-SAT. 8-?? 4 Family Sale 23183 Burlingame Ave. Contents of Antique Store. Vintage Jewelry, Vendome, Hobe & lots more. kids, baby, womans clothing: many brand new, collectibles, household, linens, Too much to List! FRI.S AT. 8 AM-1PM 9 4 9 Columbia Terr. Furniture, Cothes, Ping Golf Clubs, Bags, Tires & MUCH MORE!! SAT 9-1 HUGE INDOOR FLEA MARKET AND CRAFT SALE 70 TABLES OF TREASURES, HOT DOGS AND BEVERAGES. RIVERSIDE RV RESORT 9770 SW County Rd. 769 (Kings Hwy) 4 miles east of I75. S AT O NLY 9 3 3446 Yukon Dr Collectibles, boat acces. , fishing, fish tank acces. 625-5595 S AT O NLY 9 -4 24730 Sandhill Blvd Harpers Inventory Sale Tools, Machinery, Ladders, Misc. material, Desks, etc S AT. 8 2 C harlotte Academy 365 Orlando Blvd. To benefit 8th grade class trip to Washington DC. Lots of items from toys to home decor and misc household items, donated by many of the schools families. SAT . 9 3 . 3310 L ove l an d Blvd. Lakes Edge, near Moose Club, off Kings Hwy.. Furn., small appliances, clothing, books, golf equip. & more. MULTI FAMILY. COME LOOK!! SAT . 9AM 2PM , 20408 Ladner Ave. (off Peachland) Appliances, Nice Household Items, Kid`s Items & MORE!! S AT. O NLY. 9 3 . 4404 BOGGS ST. ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, TOOLS S ATURDAY 9 -4 1 92 N Waterway Dr NW (Off Port Charlotte Blvd). Furniture, Stove, Other Household Items. S ATURDAY O NLY 9 2 750 Kellstadt St (Off W. Tarpon). Furniture, Bowflex, And Other Household Goods. THU-FRI 8 ? 2 457 Deedra St. 50 TV, elec. stove, window A/C, lingerie chest, turkey fryer w/tank, lots of tools, small tables. Cool Weather, Hot Deals!! PUNTAGORDA GARAGE SALES6007 FRI . 8 12 & S at. 8 10 7105 North Blue Sage. (Dir: 41S to Burnt Store Meadows; Right on Royal Poinciana; right on North Blue Sage.) Artifical Trees; Lamps; Baskets; Pictures; Bissel Vacuum; 2 Sofas; Round Coffee Table; Chairs; 4 Short Kitchen Stools; Rattan Dining Room Set; Leather Chairs & Ottomans; Wicker Trundle Bed, Dresser, & 2 Night Stands; Twin Hospital Bed; Corner Desk; Patio Set with 5 Chairs; Chaise; Exercise Bicycle; Kenmore Freezer; Samsung Camera; Watches, MiscellaneousKi tchen & Garage Items. Buyers are responsible for the removal of all purchased items. Our cashier has a list of independent movers. FRI.-SAT. 8-3 30337 Cedar Road. RIDGE HARBOR COMMUNITY SALE 941-276-4650 Lunch and Bake sale, Inside and out! Great items! ENGLEWOOD GARAGE SALES6002 FRI & S AT 8 3 1600 MARYKNOLL RD LOTS OF ANTIQUES DISHES SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE NEIGHBORHOOD SALE!! Sat. 2/21 8AM-2PM Florence, Elinor, Loralin, & Edith. Take 776 to Pine -neighborhood on left. SAT. 8-1. 1300 S. River Rd.. Englewood Sports Complex Communit y Sale 941-861-1980 NOKOMIS/OSPREY GARAGE SALES6004 FRI-SUN 8-2. 204 Roberts Road. Spring Cleaning-Something for Ladies, Men, Kids, Household, and lots of misc. no early bird!!! NORTH PORT GARAGE SALES6005 FRI & S AT 8 -1 3926 FAIRCHILD AVE Twin Bed, tools, clothes, household and much more. FRI 8 3 , S at 8 -1 2 , 6 5 96 Malaluka Rd, Estate Sale . Kitch, dine set/ 4chairs, patio furn, wick br set, king br set, end tables, lamps, linens, misc FRI .SAT . 7 : 30 1 : 30 NO EARLY BIRDS. 2441 Rushmore St. Loads of furn., mint queen sleeper, dinette set, tools, electronics, collectibles, jackets, household, antique plates and much more. FRI.S AT. 9 ? 3 1 23 S S alford Blvd. HUGE SALE!Fishing poles, household, clothes, electronics, bar stools & more! S AT 8 2 22 1 S an Marino Ave. MOVING SALE! Sleeper Sofa $30, Accordion & Various Household Items. VERY LOW PRICES! S AT.7am-1pm, 6029 Talon Bay Dr. (Patriot Storage) ALL Proceeds Go To Assisting Marines In Need! S ATURDAY 9 AM3 PM @ Patriot Storage 2245 Bobcat Village Ctr Rd. Next to SMH ER Furniture, Bikes, appliances, books & clothes. Proceeds to benefit SWFL Rebellion 14U Fast Pitch. THE GM CLUBS ANNUAL CRAFT SHOW Harbor Cove off US 41 in North Port. Saturday, Feb. 21st 8-1PMOver 40 Vendors All Handcrafted. Free Admission, For Info Call: Jan 941-423-9114 PT. CHARLOTTE/DEEP CREEK GARAGE SALES6006 FRI & S AT 8 2 499 SANTIGUAY ST. DEEP CREEK SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. FRI S AT 8 ? 3063 S t. James St. 2 Family. Lots of misc. Something for everyone FRI S AT. 8 -1 2 . 1 80 4 2 Avonsdale Circle. Shopsmith 1220 w/ acces., buffet, chairs, household, queen frame, FRI SAT 10 2 . 18478 & 18422 Arapahoe Cir. Multi Family Garage Sale.Sofa, glass top range, books, antique fire extinguisher, lots more. FRI SAT 8 1 2202 P eterborough Rd. Moving Sale. Household Items, Scrubs, Jeans. Something For Everyone. FRI SAT 8 2 51 B e l em S t. Tools, New Welder, Kayak, Clothes, Kitchen Items, Scooter, Wet Suit, Wedding Gown, etc. 6000 MERCHANDISE GARAGE SALES 6001Arcadia 6002Englewood 6003Lake Suzy 6004Nokomis 6005North Port 6006Port Charlotte Deep Creek 6007Punta Gorda 6008Rotonda 6009Sarasota 6010South Venice 6011Venice 6012 Out Of Area 6015Flea Market 6020Auctions MERCHANDISE 6013 Moving Sales 6025Arts & Crafts 6027Dolls 6030Household Goods6035 Furniture 6038 Electronics 6040TV/Stereo/Radio6060Computer Equip6065Clothing/Jewelry/ Accessories6070Antiques & Collectibles 6075Fruits/Veges 6090Musical 6095Medical 6100Health/Beauty 6110 Trees & Plants 6120Baby Items6125Golf Accessories6128Exercise/Fitness6130Sporting Goods 6131 Firearms6132 Firearm Access. 6135Bikes/Trikes 6138Toys 6140Photography/Video 6145Pool/ Spa & Supplies6160Lawn & Garden6165Storage Sheds/ Buildings6170Building Supplies6180Heavy Constr. Equipment 6190Tools/Machinery6220Office/Business Equip & Supplies6225Restaurant Supplies 6250Appliances 6260Misc. Merchandise 6270Wanted to Buy/T rade ARCADIAAREA GARAGE SALES6001 30 + VEND O R S S at. 2 / 2 1 11am -3pm Tobys RV Resort 3550 NE Hwy 70 Unique Gifts, Products & Services, Chinese Auction & Lunch. FREE to the public. THIS IS NOT A YARD SALE ABargainHunters Delight Checkthe ClassifiedsFirst! AWhole Marketplaceof Shoppingisrightat your Fingertips! RUMMAGE/FLEA MARKET Pine Creek Chapel 4 mi. out Hwy 72Sat. Feb. 28 8-3, Spaces available $10, Bake Sale & Refreshments 863-494-9166 or 863-494-6574 COME JOIN US!! ENGLEWOOD GARAGE SALES6002 FRI. & S AT. 8 am2 pm OVERBROOK GARDENS COMMUNITY YARD SALE 1929 Green Lawn Dr. and Several Other Locations Bikes, Fishing, Tools, Lawn Mowers, Patio Set, Glassware & Household..Lots of Great Items! ROOFING5185 PAUL DEAO ROOFING PROTECTINGYOURBIGGESTINVESTMENT. 22 YRSEXP. 941-441-8943 LIC#1329187 STEVE`S ROOFING & REPAIRSCall Steve & See What He Can Do For You! Voted Best of the Best 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014! Free Est. 941-625-1894 Lic. CCC1326838 SOD5191 LAWN REPLACEMENTMaloneys SODCharlotte 941-637-1333Sarasota PROFESSIONAL SERVICES5192 HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED SATURDAYSOnly apply in person Fishermens Village 2nd fl 639-8721 TILE/GROUT5195 LEMON BAY TILE O ver 20 years in the Englewood are a Owner/install Lic & insured 941-474-1000 WINDOWCLEANING5225 SQUEEGEEMASTERS Window Cleaning, Pressure Washing, 20% OFF with this Ad. FREE Estimates 941-445-7285 Cell Lic/Ins. WE DO WINDOWS & PRESSURE WASHING. New Customers Specials Package Deals Residential & Commercial Free Estimates. Lic./Ins. (941)-661-5281 WINDOWREPAIR5226 SLIDING GLASS DOORAnd Window Repair Lowest Prices GUARANTEED!! ! 941-628-8579Lic#CRC1130733 BEST VALUE SLIDING GLASS DOOR REPAIRS Wheels Tracks & LocksLicensed & Insured, Free Est. since 1981 visit us at www. Call Bob 941-706-6445 Low overhead = Low prices!


Page 16 The Sun Classified E/N/C Thursday, February 19, 2015 TV/STEREO/RADIO6040 RADI O C ar Radio with C /d player $90 941-698-9798 RADIO C ar R a di o w i t h C/d player $90 941-698-9798 RADIO f or car w i t h C/d p l ayer $90 941-698-9798 STEREO j vc c d/d v d/ vcr / cassette/receiver/remote $195 941-882-4545 T . V/VCR C om b o 13 T os hib a $35 941-549-2682 TV 22 : L C D S ceptre, pink $40 941-258-2872 TV 42 SAMSUNG Fl at screen works well upsized $245 941276-1881 TV 4 6 S AM S UN G 4 6 Led Like new $480 941-585-7740 TV 52 SONY pro j ector perfect $199 941-763-2581 TV 55 SO NY Projection and table Both in excellent condition $300 941-893-7440 TV HITACHI 50 P ro j ect i on TV working perfectly. Free for pick up. 941-916-0682 PG TV, 5 0 Toshiba HD Projection EC $75 614-325-0156 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT6060 A RM O IRE CO MPUTER DE S K Solid Wood 71H48L23D $325 941-882-4545 CO MD S KW/HUT C H/FILE C B 60 Long $125 941-6614577 CO MP. C URVE TABLE High back chair $120 718-9863608 COMPUTER DELL i nsp i ron $400 941-258-2872 COMPUTER DESK & c h a i r good cond. $20 941-6269027 CO MPUTER MA C H S peed Windows XP, 17 screen $60 941-639-0838 COMPUTER WIN XP w / MS Office runs great $25 941743-2656 INK C ARTRID G E HP 920 XL (2) Black $40 941-661-4090 LAPTOP T os hib a 300 g i g E xcellent condition. $250 941258-2872 M O NIT O R 17Per f ect cond, not a flat panel $10 941-7432656 MONITOR PROVIEW 17 FlatScreen $15 941-475-8379 PHASER PRINTER X -tra T oner cartridge $100 941-276-3616 PRINTER EPSON S ty l us CX5400 all-in-l stand alone $60 941-639-0838 PRINTER M O BILE Printer 47 0 CB064-A like new $99 941661-4090 R O UTER Netgear N 300 $30 941-575-4838 ROUTER W/AIR CARD att Whole house wifi $75 314609-1540 SPEAKERS & KEYBOARD with Mouse & Connector Wires $10 941-475-8379 CLOTHING/ JEWELRY/ ACCESSORIES 6065 CO AT, MEN S Black. Designers Top Coat new size 42 $50 941-979-5187 DRE SS JA C KET mens leather new, choice $45 941-4672534 G EM S T O NE S Lg C ollection loose stones $20 & up $20 941-697-3850 JA C KET LEATHER G reySuade/cotton large $10 941445-5619 JA C KET LEATHER Mens XL New with Tags $50 941-5057272 NUR S IN G SC RUB S S ize Med. 32 pcs,VG cond. $65 941629-6096 FURNITURE6035 SLATE TABLE w /4 c h a i rs I ron frame. $125 941-815-1734 SO FA & L O VE S ET cinnnamon & beige great cond $450 941697-8430 SO FA & RE C LINER lane $ 175 724-263-8626 SOFA (2) 82 , 1 Sl eeper, 1 Regular, White on White w/ Embossed Designs & Pillows. Clean. $350 941-347-8411 SOFA 96G o ld xtra cus hi ons & pillows $175 614-264-8173 SOFA fl ower D es i gn new,72x38light col $160 718-986-3608 SOFA l ay-zb oy 90 x 38 w p l a id like new $300 941-496-7569 SOFA Li g h t B urgun d y N ew,m i crofiber2pillow $240 718-9863608 SOFA Lik e N ew B roy hill , use d 1 season $350 716-228-1198 SOFA SLEEPER an d l ove seat Green print $200/obo 330-506-3429 SO FA, BEI G E, Pillow Back, Like New! $175 941-484-2174 SO FA, LEATHER brown Nail Head trim top quality $495 828-837-4482 SO FA , leather Brown nail head trim top quality 88 $495 828837-4482 SO FA, L O VE S EAT & TABLE S 5pc FL Style Blonde Rattan by Basset. Lovely Condition. $595 941-766-1432 TABLE 22 roun d x 26 H/Cherry finish $60 941-6240364 TABLE CHINA CABINET chairs Wood/6 chairs $499 239-220-9948 TABLE roun d g l ass 42 o ff white wicker Frame $80 718986-3608 TEST TEST $600 941 704 7048 TV ARMOIRE or h ang i ng clothes + shelf storage $150 941-624-0364 TV CABINET w /d oors. H o ld s 36 TV. $125 941-276-4706 TV TABLE R attan / w i c k ero ff white good cond $90 708860-6055 VANITY w i t h m i rror & stoo l 1930s Mahogany $275 941485-3217 W ALL UNIT Burgundy $3 5 0 941-258-2872 ELECTRONICS6038 CAMERA CANNON P owershot Pro1 + access. $125 941-916-9920 CD/DVDPLAYER sony $20 941-698-9798 DVD/CD/ PLAYER M agnovox $39 941-549-2682 FLEX USBCONNECT IN SPECTION CAMERA $50 714599-2137 NOOK 7 ta bl et I nc l u d es case. $30 941-626-9027 SCANNER DIGITAL h an dh e ld trunking $290 941-575-6556 STEREO CONSOLE W oo d Fm/Am Radio Phno8Trk52W $50 941-475-8379 STEREOSYSTEM d enon 500 Watt subwoofer incl. $450 941-258-5872 TURNTABLE toshiba Model SL-5 $20 941-445-5619 TV 57BIG SCREEN TV G oo d shape. $350 941-626-9027 TV/STEREO/RADIO6040 DI G ITAL SC ANNER handheld trunking $290 941-575-6556 DIRECTV HDBOX N ever used. $40 724-612-8305 H O ME THEATER S yst 6 pkrs TV/DVD/AMFM/5CD $75 941639-0383 FURNITURE6035 FUT O N FULL S ize $200 9 41639-0975 HI T O PTABLE 4 0 granite, 2 stools $300 941-914-1770 HUTCH cornerso lidOAK$100 941-697-6553 HUT C H/RM DIVIDER Wht art deco style, 3glass shelves. Pic avail. $300 941-661-6883 IBUYFURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 KITCHEN SET 4 rn d tbl,4chrs,barcbnt $150 816392-2625 KIT C HEN TABLE + 5 chairs table glass top, metal base 3X5Chairs wood $185 941228-0159 LAMPS 2L g sq b ase /3 way / sq shade $35ea $35 614-2648173 LIFT CHAIR Lik e new !S e ld om used. $499 239-220-9948 LIFT C HAIR PowerElectric, Recliner, VGC. $325 941-6615013 LIVIN G R OO M S ET couch ,loveseat, chair $500 941626-9027 LOVESEAT & Ch a i rs (2) , matc h ing. Will Sell Seperately. $125 941-240-6013 LOVESEAT B/G/Y $100 941-505-0101 L O VE S EAT Lg G old w/matching pillows $150 614-2648173 LOVESEAT , f a b r i c green i s h good condition $125 941-2755837 MATTRESS & BOX . New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 MATTRE SS S erta I C om f ort Genius TwinXL New Out of box $599/OBO 941-698-9899 MIRROR h a lf moon 35 x 75i n $35 941-763-2581 OAKTWIN BED , d resser, chest w topper,nitestnd $385 941-258-1592 O R G AN Kimball S winger O rgan 700 $80 816-392-2625 PATI O FURNITURE 1 3 pcs. 50 Table. $250 941-698-0478 PATIO FURNITURE H a l cyon Table 6 chairs $295 941-8763878 PATIO SET 10 p i eces exce l lent condition Lake Suzy $200 b/o 561-351-1043 PATIO SET 5 p i ece roun d glass top ex/cond $225 941698-4244 PATIO SET T a bl e W . 6Ch a i rs & umbrella $300 941-697-8430 PATIO TABLE ( w i c k er ) & 4 chairs Sarasota $55 941-5492682 PIE SAFECABINET 45X67X21 $100 941-2550070 QN BDRMSET Wh t Wi c k er 5pcs glass tops. $350 941661-6883 RECLINER CHAIR hi g h b ac k w/gold fabric $125 941-4967569 RE C LINER R OC KER blue real nice. $30 715-439-0459 RECLINER tan, green, mauve $95 941-586-2900 RECLINER/ROCKER TAN cloth good cond. $125 708860-6055 RE C LINER S (2) White leather power recliners, massage and heat $400 941-661-6883 ROCKING CHAIR Ch erry f or Child/dolls/bears/ $75 941624-0364 RUG 5 x 7 . sea cora l co l ors. beautiful area rug $60 941235-2203 RU G 5x7.browns w/ f ringe. Area rug ex,cond. $60 941235-2203 SO FA & L O VE S EAT ex con in a smoke free home $250 440812-6187 SO FA & L O VE S EAT light color,f lorida design, great condition $350 802-881-7193 FURNITURE6035 C HAIR S 2 W OO DEN S ide Heavy & Sturdy $30 517-2797438 C HAI S EL O UN G E w/pads, Ex. cond $90 941-505-1811 CO FFE TABLE Lg oval dk wood lift top $150 614-2648173 CO FFEE TABLE 36 w 8 side pedstl whtgr marb VGC $75 941-474-3194 CO FFEE TABLE Beveled glass / 50X25X15 $99 941-6816417 CO FFEE TABLE G lass Top, 4 8 X 24, Beveled Edge, $50 845-242-6994 COFFEE TABLE tray b e i ge $20 941-586-2900 COFFEE TABLE W oo d U n i que $40 941-627-6542 COMPUTER DESK MA HOGANY, EXC COND $275 941-627-5278 CO U C H & L O VE S EAT BA S SETT FURNITURE$500 410382-7394 CO U C H & L O VE S EAT Like New Faux leather $450 941740-1842 CO U C H O live green micro f iber, 3 cushion $230 941-6616883 CO U C H, f abric 90X36X36/free delivery $250 941-275-5837 DE S K W 4DRAWER S Henry Link 44X18 $75 941-2550070 DE S K WITH hutch, Antique white w/ wood color top, $95 301-751-7639 DINETTE SET WOOD CHAIRS & TABLETOP $150 941-6816417 DINING ROOM S et H utc h , Table w/6 Chairs. Thomasville $500 941-276-4706 DININ G S ET 36 round table/4 chairs/wood $275 941-681-6417 DININ G S ET all glass table/ 6 chairs/delivery $399 941-2755837 DINING SET B roy hill , g l ass,o ff wht, 4 charirs $225 941-5052973 DININ G S ET outdoor resin f urniture $200 941-681-6417 DINING SET Tbl , sm. b u ff et, 4chrs. $200 816-392-2625 DINING TABLE/CHAIRS Wood/4 chairs/2 leafs $200 239-220-9948 DINNING ROOM SET 6 CHAIRS $400 941-697-6553 DRESSER 70 w 31h , b rn wd/rattan trm 6drws,3doors $100 941-474-3194 DRESSER BAMBOO +m i rror beautiful $225 941-763-2581 DRESSER WITH MIRROR 2 Night stands White wood $500 941-456-5546 DRESSING TABLE & S too l White Wicker $200 941-6390975 END TABLE cane drs 28x28x21h/inner storage EXC $50 941-474-3194 END TABLE dk w d 28wx24h/shelves,wheels EXC $50 941-474-3194 END TABLE mo d ern wood,glass& chrome 24x24 $95 828-837-4482 END TABLE S (2)2 4no drawers $30 941-876-3979 END TABLE S Rnd dk wd/curved legs & base $130 614-264-8173 ENTERTAINMENT C ENTER 3 pcs/whitewash $225 941275-5837 ENTERTAINMENT C ENTER 60X60x22 EC $100 941255-0070 ENTERTAINMENT C ENTER Light Oak 54X43 $50 941255-0070 G LIDIN G /R OC KIN G C HAIR Beautifu natural oak $150 941-830-4892 HOUSEHOLD GOODS6030 PALM TREE PICTURE 44 x 21 $35 941-627-6542 REVER S E OS M OS I S under sink $75 941-227-0676 RU G 5x 8 Parrot Area Rug. Good condition $75 941-4743542 RU GS O RIENTAL 9 x 1 2 also 8x10 ivory Berber $65 $125 828-837-4482 S ERVIN G TRAY S Red O ak, 10X15, Wine Cork Bottom, plexiglass insert $50 941-575-1176 SEWING MACHINE 1950 s w/cab zigzag A+ $100 941743-2656 SEWING MACHINE K enmore w/attachments $60 941-7401855 S H O WER D OO R S 5 8 w x 69h. $30 518-763-9936 S TEAMER CO NAIR G ARMET Professional type $25 941627-6542 S WEEPER Dirt devil swivel glide $25 330-506-3429 TABLE porta bl e f o ldi ng a l um 2x4 $5 941-629-2699 TABLECLOTH 66X84 w h t embr trim 8 naps new $15 941-697-0501 TRAVEL BAG O vern i g h t Carry-On. 4 pcs. $1/ea 941-629-2699 V A C UUM C LEANER hoover up right $10 941-227-0676 V ANITY T O P sink, f aucet 42x22 composite beige $140 718-986-3608 W ARMIN G TRAY 1 2 x 2 7, walnut, lk new $10 941-5757860 HOLIDAYITEMS6031 CHRISTMASLIGHTS rare start at $2 941-624-0928 FURNITURE6035 A RM O IRE TV C ABINET S olid wd, 2 pc, 80H50W24D $150 941-882-4545 A RM O IRE, f oro ff ice 21x42x79 Pine $200 941655-8315 ARMOIRE , TV21X42X78 PINE $75 941-655-8315 ART RUG W oo lThi c k $285 941-228-0159 BAR CHAIRS (4) SWIVEL PAS TEL COLOR $120 734-2772980 BARSTOOLS (2)32 I ron w/cushion $50 941-815-1734 BED MATTRESS & BOX . New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 BED FRAME KIN G ex. cond. $25 941-391-5263 BEDROOM SET 4 p i ece w i t h mattress nice $389 941-7692354 BEDROOM SET 5 pc. a ll wd,exc.cond. $200 816-3922625 BEDROOMMSETQUEEN Wht wicker 5pc, glass tops $300 941-661-6879 BEDS (2) Adj usta bl e T w i n, Memory Foam Mattresses 2 Years. $250 ea 941-474-6355 BUFFET, CO FFEE/ END TABLE S pale yellow $275 941-2280159 C HAIR & 1/ 2 & O ttoman ex con brown 44 wide $195 828-883-7448 CHAIR BARREL SWIVEL rust red fabric floral $100 941496-7569 C HAIR S WIVEL light green fabric $100 941-496-7569 C HAIR S PAR SO N 8 crme clean $400 941-429-8221 C HAIR S(2) W/ O TT O MAN S New Paid $500. Ivory. $325 405-919-7297 HOUSEHOLD GOODS6030 DECANTERS 4S et w i t h tray. $125 517-227-2709 DEHUMIDIFIER S PT 30 pints/day. Runs excellent. $50 941-485-3217 DRAPERY CASCADES , j a b ot valances 82L blue ea. $15 941-639-0838 DUET COVER Ki ng s i ze, 4 pc. Ex.condition $25 941-4759197 ELE C BLANKET Q ueen, dual cont. lite blue $25 941-5757860 FIE S TA DI S HE S pink color. $145 941-235-2203 FL OO R sits on f loor $20 9 41227-0676 FOLDING CHAIR carry case cuphold turqoise Unused $10 941-276-1881 FREE CEILING FANS (2)f ans good condition $1.00 734276-8833 GRILL WEBER some rust b ut works $15 941-575-0970 LAMPS (2)33 h an d pa i nte d palm tree $99 941-356-0129 LAMPS (2) meta l s il ver 26 lik e new $35 941-356-0129 LAR G E PAINTIN G Beach scene $50 941-627-6542 LAR G E PAINTIN G Tropical palm trees $50 941-356-0129 LI G HT DRAFTIN G 4 8 swingarm clamp dbl light $45 941-697-0501 L O UN G E P OO L New in Box Del Swimway Eluna $65 941-830-0524 MARBLE S H O WER S tep 58w, gray & white $25 518763-9936 MA SS A G E C HAIR Black leather $250 941-697-7592 MATTRESS PAD ca l ki ng lik e new $15 941-429-8513 MATTRESSSET Lik e N ew w/Frame $100 941-585-7740 MATTRESS , QUEEN & BOX . Brand New Will Sell $175. 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Thursday, February 19, 2015 E/N/C The Sun Classified Page 17 FIREARMS ACCESSORIES6132 2 LAR G E G UN S AFE S 417-989-1390 FEDERAL . 45 ACP JHP 165GR (Hyra-Shok). 20 Rds. $25 per box. Bill 941-426-9363 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES6135 BI C Y C LE 2 seat, S himano, cash only $150 724-2638626 BICYCLE men magn A 26 good condition $45 941-2351910 BIKE 3 WHEEL DELIVERY AVAIL. $225 941-626-3102 BIKE 63 C olumbia Newsboy Special Good orig cond! $199 941-544-0042 BIKE KENT T an d em r idd en twice $200 630-269-3211 BIKE MENS 27 a ll a l um. touring bike, 21spd $185. 941-626-3102 BIKE R O AMER R O LLFA S T Springer pre war cruiser bike $250 941-544-0042 BIKE , N ew T an d em, 15 Speed. 2 Passenger. $250. 941-626-3102 TIRES , 4 . P195 65R15 t i res. 2 good cond/2 fair cond $150 941-740-4300 TRI C Y C LE DE SO T OC LA SS I C 3 wheeler Dk Green Met! $350 941-544-0042 TRICYCLE DESOTOCl ass i c new 3 wheeler Cobalt Blue!!! $350 941-544-0042 TRICYCLE TRAILMATE 3 Wheeler large seat & basket $125 941-544-0042 TRIKE Miami S un. Mint condition $225 440-315-0011 TOYS/GAMES6138 ATARI FLASHBACK 5 92 games collectors $58 941460-0241 NINTENDO DS XL c h arger & case $55 941-626-9027 PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEO6140 BBQ GRILL porta bl e gas $5941-629-2699 KODAK EASYSHARE DX7590 5MP 10X zoom $49 941-661-4090 TELAPHOTO CAMERA C ase 35mm case. New $20 941505-6290 WANTED TO RENT OR BUY SUPER 8MM PROJECTOR. 941-626-7038 POOL/SPA/ & SUPPLIES6145 **SPAS & MORE** new/used 110volt Plug ins. Trade ins Welcome! We Move Hot Tubs 941-625-6600 We Buy Used Hot Tubs HOT TUB SEATS 5, WITH LOUNGER AND MAINTENANCE FREE CABINET. 110 OR 220 VOLT. CAN DELIVER $1,895 941-462-0633 SPORTINGGOODS6130 2 GUYS GUN SHOW FEB 21st & 22nd Robards Arena 3000 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, Fl (4 miles west of I75, Exit 210 Fruitville Rd) Buy-Sell-Trade New-Used FREEParking CWP Classes Avail. Sat 9-5 and Sun 9-4 727-776-3442 BERKLEY ROD n i ce 2 pc 8 12-30# Medium $30 941-4933851 CAMPING CHAIR Al most new $25 941-257-8921 C AR T O P RA C K S Thule75 o/b 5184280257 $75 518428-0257 CATCHERSMITT R aw li ngs $85 941-624-0928 CROQUET SET v i ntageno cart $40 941-497-7230 DUT C H O VEN C A S T IR O N 1 2 IN. HEAVY A+ $60 937-5468544 FIREWOOD No camping trip is complete without it! Pine, Oak, or Citrus Split, Bundled, and ready for the firepit! 941-468-4372 FI S HIN GS AND S PIKE S ( 1 0) all for $25 714-599-2137 HELMET S MALL tong hq modeL T795 $55.00 $55 517-927-4726 Finditinthe Classifieds! JERSEY D onovan M cna bb o ffi cial Redskins $40 714-5992137 KARATE O UTFIT JUD O medium-jacket pants $5 941445-5619 MISC SPINNINGREELS ALL WORK GREAT $15 714-5992137 PING PONGTABLE 7 pa d dles,4 upgrade,balls $100 941-698-9899 P O KER TABLE Halex Poker/Game table. $150 330388-0182 ROD BERKLEY n i ce 2 pc 8 12-30# Medium $30 941-4933851 SHAKESPEARE INTREPID Graphite Rod 7 Med $20 941493-3851 SKI VEST USCG appr. s i ze 36-40 $25 941-979-9931 SKI VEST USCG appr. s i ze 36-40 $25 941-979-9931 SPINNING ROD 7 6 FOR 15 30# MONO $35 714-5992137 FIREARMS6131 PRIVATE SALE FRI & SAT 8-3 3184 Ewing Dr, Venice, Take Venice Ave to Jackson Rd. Left on Ewing TURNING 76 AND NEED TO REDUCE MY GUN COLLECTION. 30+guns, All calibers, 15 N.I.B, 20 Hand guns, Side by side shot guns, and 28, 20 & 12ga plus auto. Lots of ammo! W IN C HE S TER M 1 88 5 17 HMR RF shot once, minty, box / access $1150. 941-743-7183 GOLFACCESSORIES6125 CALLAWAY 3W S tee lh ea dPl us R flex GC $15 734-395-5219 CLUBS MENS R azor, L a di es Lynx, good condition $150 941-474-2681 CO BRA DRIVER H S9 1 0 .5 Degree 55 Gram Flex $40 810399-3556 CO BRA Z/L Driver 1 0 .5* R/H VGC $90 941-423-5701 EZGO TXT 2 Passenger rear seat Red sparkle paint New Batteries TODAY! Lights, Windshield, Bag rack, Sunbrella Rain Curtains Sunbrella Club Cover New Bushings, cables Fresh tires, 5 panel rear view mirror Trades considered Local Delivery $2485, 941-769-1431 FACTORYRECONDITIONED2011 CLUB CAR DS IQ 4 Passenger Golf Cart New White Body. New 6-8 Volt Batteries 48 Volt, New Colored Body, New Flip Rear Seat, New Windshield New Lights $3,975. 941-830-6026 Delivery Available GARAGE KEPT EZGO Freedom TXT White 4 Passenger Golf Cart. 2013 Batteries. Head, Tail, Signal & Brake Lights. Horn, Extended Top. Great Tires, Brakes, Windshield & Charger $2,750 941-716-6792 No Text Please GOLF BALLS Nik e & Ti t l e i st, 12 new in box; each $15 941639-0838 GO LFBALL S , Used. 30 for $5 941-258-0810 GOLF CART Th ree w h ee l e d Very good condition $80 941624-2877 GOLF CLUBS 16 assorte d clubs and bag $45 941-8753673 GO LF C LUB S Name Brand Assorted Woods $50 614325-0156 KNIGHT 2H 17d eg GP gr i p R flex GC $15 734-395-5219 OFF LEASE 4 SEAT 2010 CLUB CAR "Precedent" Factory Reconditioned New Colored Body New Flip Rear Seat New M-cor 2013 68 Volt Batteries Head & Tail Lights SS Hubcaps $3,595 941-830-6026 Delivery Available EXERCISE/ FITNESS6128 B O W FLEXEXTREME With Leg Att.Gd Cond. $200 941204-9258 B O WFLEX EXER C I S E machine, excellent cond. hardly used $200 941-743-3070 EXER C I S E C HAIR, ABD O MEN blue $38 941-549-2682 T O TAL G YM Excellent Top o f the Line. $349 941-505-7272 WEI G HT S & BEN C H S teel weights and bench. 2 straight bars, 1 curl bar, 237 lb weights $150 270-774-7123 TREES & PLANTS6110 BR OCCO LI, ARU G ULA, S.Chard, Tomatoes $1.50 941-258-2016 C A SS IA TREE, snow tree or ponytail palm $7 941-258-2016 HANGING BASKETS Spider plant and others $9 941-258-2016 MIM OS A TREE 56 f t. Healthy well-pruned $12 941-258-2016 MULBERRY TREE Lg 2 1/ 2 calipers $250 941-474-4959 NORFOLK ISLPINE N or f o lk Isl Pine potted 3 $25 941275-3287 VIBURNUMGREATFORPRIVACYHEDGE3GAL++ PALMS: FOXTAIL, SYLVESTERPIGMY& MORE. GREAT PRICESSUISNUSURY941-488-7291 S TA G H O RN FERN Beautiful, HUUGE! $100/obo 941-475-9375 TOMATO PLANTS Several healthy varieties $1.50 941-258-2016 BABYITEMS6120 ACTIVITY GYM Fi s h er P r i ce Rainforest flr quilt $25 941764-7971 BABY S TR O LLER graco good condition $25 941-235-1910 BREA S T PUMP medela double w/Shoulder Bag $99 941493-3851 MOBILE FISHER PRICE R a i nforest motion & music $25 941-764-7971 S UPP O RT PILL O W, f or in f ants (Boppy) pink slipcover $25 941-764-7971 TRAILER S T O LLER S chwinn Like New: Red $95 941-6973661 GOLFACCESSORIES6125 2003 CLUB CAR DS 4 Passenger Golf Cart. 2014 Batteries, Custom Interior, Headlights & Tail Lights. Excellent Paint, Tires, Brakes, Top and Charger. Delivery Available 941-830-6026 $2,750 C LUB C AR D S 4 Seat Golf Cart. 2 Year Old Batteries. Newer Paint, Top, Interior & Tires. Exc. Cond. $1,900 941-716-6792 Please No Text 2011 club car ds 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 TXT 2 Passenger, high Speed. NEW BATTERIES! Factory Lights, Bag rack, Windshield Rain Curtains Sand buckets. Good Bushings, cables. Fresh tires 5 panel rear view mirror Trades considered Local Delivery $2,485 941-769-1431 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 MIRROR B u d we i ser B r i c k yar d 400 $40 941-764-8669 SEWING MACHINE Si nger Treadle $50 941-451-3958 TABLE 2 C HAIR S REDLI C H CHROME LEGS 1950 $100 941-286-4894 THE S H O EB OO K BILL S H O EMAKERS SIGN Book $20 941391-6377 T O NKA T O Y Dump truck vintage usa steel $65 941-6976592 T O NKA-T O Y DUMP truck USA steel 70s $75 941-6976592 V I C TR O LA TALKIN G machine circa 1915 vintage $400 941-697-6592 V I C TR O LA, O ak & O ak Record Cabinet. Nice. $350 941-347-8003 V INTA G E PIE S AFE 24 by 16 Good Condition $40 941-347-8003 V INTA G E TRUNK Rough Shape. $60 941-624-3286 W ALL MAT Bud Light 32 NFL logos. $25 941-764-8669 MUSICAL6090 ACO U S TI C ELE C TRI C G UITAR Gibson Epiphone, 1996 John Lennon, Inlaid in Mint Cond! $450 Cash 540-460-5783 BA SS AMP RUMBLE Fender 75 2014 $200 843-735-8912 B eg i nn i ng Pi ano l essons, For Adults, 16-99, 45 min./$20 En g l. 941-468-6899 Have Fun! GIBSON , L es P au l S pec. $750 Peavy Raptor Plus Esp. $300 Palamino-Tube Amp $300 Buy All for $1,200239-633-8436 GUITAR , Y ama h a. h ar d s h e ll padded case and new fender amp. Like new $500 270-774-7123 ORGAN E stey Lib erty $475 724-263-8626 PIANO U se d A s I s Y ou M ove $100 941-423-6460 MEDICAL6095 BATHTUB & SHOWER GRAB BARS INSTALLEDDont Wait to Fall to Call! Free In-Home Evaluation 25 Years Experience Call Jims Bathroom Grab Bars, LLC 941-626-4296 CRUTCHES woo d -a dj ust ibl e $10 941-445-5619 ELE C WHEEL C HAIR RA SC AL semi-new, exc. cond. works good. $700 941-875-0620 HOVEROUND MOBILITY CHAIR Lightly Used. $875 734-771-0005 941-966-5836 MASSAGE TABLE P orta bl e Great Condition $150 941740-1855 NEBULIZER SMALL , e ffi c i ent, quiet. $19 803-624-8039 W HEEL C HAIR ELE C TRI C battery/charger $499 941-2755837 HEALTH / BEAUTY6100 MASSAGE MAT F u ll s i ze. Heat, vibrate, zones. $14 803624-8039 W HEEL C HAIR EVERE S T Jennings Traveler Ewd $30 440655-2727 CLOTHING/ JEWELRY/ ACCESSORIES 6065 SHIRTS MENS B roo k s B rot h ers shirts. $5 941-276-4782 SHOES 10 . 5 N unn B us h lik e new $15 941-429-8513 SHOES sz 10 mer ill s h oes lik e new $10 941-429-8513 SKI SUIT : 1992 Ol ymp i cs w/Kodak logo, LG, new $75 941-639-0838 TUXED O BlackLarge, good condition $50 941-875-9519 WOOL COAT M ens L ong, large, good quality $50 941875-9519 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 ALWAYS BUYING ANTIQUES, ART, SILVER NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES (941) 639-9338 BA S EBALL C ARD S 1 9 4 8 Bowman good condition. $50 810-210-9553 BASEBALL CARDS 1950 Bowman very good. $50 810210-9553 C AMERA K O DAK. 3 5mm w / leather case. Collectible. $10 941-629-2699 C ANE B O TT O M C hairs 6 match, 2 spindle.Price ea $26 803-624-8039 CANE b ottom c h a i rs Ni ce ! Vi ntage. Price each. $26 803624-8039 CHAIRS WALNUT CANE BOT TOM 2 A cond $50 937-5468544 C H OCO LATE S ET 1 0 pieceJapan-mint $30 941-258-0810 CIGAR BOXS o ld $2 941 227-0676 C L OC K AN SO NIA, keeps perfect time. $139 941-7647971 CLOCK m i n i gran df at h er w/pendulum 20H, elec. $30 941-639-0838 CLOWN COLLECTION several $30 941-391-5263 DIE C A S T CO LLE C TIBLE cars over 20 available $10 941626-2123 FLINCH GAME org. b x car d s @ rules.1913 $30 941-3916377 FRAMED ELVIS Pi cture 25 b y 31 $15 941-626-2123 GOLD LEAFMIRROR 23X27 $100 941-497-7230 HARD CO VER B OO K 1 9 7 9 plymouth DeSOTO Story 1978 ; $80 941-639-0838 HORSESHOE SET BUCK BROS USA ORIG BOX $25 941-286-4894 ICE CREAM SCOOPS Old 3 each $12 941-347-8003 LP S R OC K &SO UL 60s,70s80s collectors $1 941-697-6592 METAL SIGN B u d we i ser Old . Green frog. $30 941-7648669 MIRR O R Budweiser Beauti f ul ducks. $35 941-764-8669 MUNR O S KIN GO FKIN G RARE OLD SCOTCH $60 941391-6377 OLD FOUNTAINPENS REPAIRED, BOUGHT, SOLD & TRADED. Call 941-743-7183 OX YOKE WEATHERED hand carved hardwood $65 941-697-6592 PLATE S P O DE (2) 200 Anniv boxed w/cert ea $15 941697-0501 POSTAGE US MINT SETS 1974-79,80 Olympic $25 941-764-7971 RE CO RD ALBUM S 33 rpm Vinyl 50to70s Each $1 941475-8379 ROYAL DAULTON fi gur i nes Assorted, call $50 941-3915263 S AM SO NITE R O UND suitcase faux alligator leather $40 941497-7230


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Auto, 4 Cyl. 941-916-9222 dlr 2006 CHRYSLER 300C 4DR LTHR 99K MI $10,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2007 CHRYSLERPT-CRUISERTouring Ed. Exc. Cond. 23,845 MI. $8,500 941-375-8429 20 1 2 C HRY S LER 300 M NAV 32K MI $23,990 855-280-4707 DLR GreatDealsin theClassifieds! 2013 CHRYSLER TJ 200 41K MI $10,911 855-280-4707 DLR MISCELLANEOUS6260 AIR PUMP , WABCO N ew f or Mercades . $195 941-4969252 A IR PUMP, WAB CO New f or Mercades . $195 941-4969252 ANCHOR B ruce G enu i ne 66lb 30kg loc PGI $249 941-5057272 BBQ GRILL sta i n l ess stee l 4 burner inferred , rotisserie VG $250 941-661-6879 C ARPETRUNNER (2) 20X90 W UNDER PADS $50 941-697-6553 CHART WATERPROOF Ch.Hbr/Wigg Pass,25x48 $15 941-505-6290 CHINA SET fi ne R oya l G a ll ery 92pcs @ 4.30ea pc $395 941-697-3850 C RABTRAP S new w/rope, float,zinc,rebar $35 941-8300998 DASH MAT f or 2014 VW J etta $35 941-764-0847 DEHUMIDIFIER , asi s , nee d s freeon . $15 941-496-9252 FIREWOOD Split, Bundled, and ready for the firepit! Perfect for these cooler nights! Pine, Oak, Citrus 941-468-4372 GRILL W e b ergas s il ver new igniter $30 941-255-0070 JFK STATUE P res id ents statues $5 941-445-5619 KALIFANO GLOBE M a d e o f Genuine Gemstones $230 941-697-3850 LANTERN POSTLIGHT READY TO INSTALL $19 941763-2581 LOBSTER TRAP f rom PEI . l awn dcor $30 941-235-3885 MASSAGE CUSHION d ua l s hi atsu w/heaT $25 941-6976553 PET CONTAINMENT Wi re l ess Pet fence $75 941-740-4300 PINK FLOYD E xper i ence t i c k ets ft myers $185 941-9938250 PROTECTIVE UNDERWEAR Adult, price per pkg $8 803624-8039 RAYS VS RED SOX SAT 3/28 @ 1pm $50 941-276-1354 RECORD 45B oo k , use d . $1.25 941-496-9252 RECORD ALBUM COVERS all kinds of Music. .50 Cent s each. Bulk Sale! 941-496 9252 RECORD COLLECTION includes album covers 5 0 cents each. Entire collection. 941-496-9252 RED SOX vs MARLINS JET BLUE, 3/6 @ 1pm $50 941276-1354 RED SOX vs TWINS S at 3/7 @ 1pm, Jet Blue $50 941-2761354 SCREEN DOOR R etracta bl e used-w/hardware $40 941876-3979 SHELVING 5 s h e lf s 66 x 35 x 18 $8 715-439-0459 SUITCASE CANVAS 28 x 22 w/wheels & 15x22+strap $30 941-639-0838 TV 32JVC per f ect . $65 941-496-9252 UNI CO RN CO LLE C TI O N Beautiful $34 & up $34 941697-3850 UTILITY/ G R OC ERY C ART Wheels folds alum $25 941743-2656 WANTED LAWNMOWERS DEAD OR ALIVE. Also used parts. Call 941-276-1765. WATER DISPENSER i nstant Hot & cold new cond $150 541-350-0898 W ATERPR OO F C HART Ft. Myr. to Tampa 25x48 $15 941-505-6290 W IRELE SS PH O NE 1 Base, 1 Ext. Vtech $20 941-468-2752 APPLIANCES6250 MI C R O WAVE O .T.R. white maytag, like new. $125 941429-6330 MI C R O WAVE O VER Range G E XL1800 White $75 941-9798889 RANGE 30El ectr i c Whi te Frigidaire GT CV $165 941979-8889 RANGE 30 g l ass top w hi te Maytag. $125 941-429-6330 RAN G E KENM O RE, S el f C leaning, glass top Microwave OTR, Frigidair Fridge SxS all good cond. white $275 513-5943030 RAN G E Whirlpool super capacity 465 Like New $150 941-637-0283 REFRIGERATOR $175 . Washer & Dryer $350 941626-3102 del avail REFRI G ERAT O R Kenmore / Beige $150 816-392-2625 REFRIGERATOR Like new Samsung stainless steel 25cu. ft. For more information please call (239)2839281 $800 239-283-9281 REFRI G ERAT O R S AM S UN G 25cuft SS, Side xside, like new $800/obo Call 239-283-9281 for more details. REFRI G ERAT O R white 2 door, like new. $275 941-429-6330 REFRIGERATOR Whi te, top freezer, 16 cft $65 941-2762337 REFRI G ERAT O R-MINI 1. 8 Cu. Ft. $55 941-549-2682 REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER G.E. Black SxS, 22 CF. Ice & H2O Dispenser on Door. Exc. Cond! $475. 941-681-2279 SPIDER LAMP 5 brass domes/w lites $25 941-496-7569 S T O VE KENM O RE glass top & warmer zone $200 630269-3211 STOVE Whi rpoo l , co il type,white. Good cond. $60 941-276-2337 V A C UUM C LEANER Eureka 12 amps $25 941-914-1770 W A S HER & DRYER Admiral, $130/ea; GE Stove $130 All Very good cond. 941-423-0539 WASHER & DRYER GE 1 year old. $200 941-257-8488 WASHER &DRYER goo d condition $100 734-276-8833 WASHER & DRYER Matching Kenmore. $450 Stackable washer & dryer $250. 941-626-3102 MISCELLANEOUS6260 BATHTUB & SHOWER GRAB BARS INSTALLEDDont Wait to Fall to Call! Free In-Home Evaluation 25 Years Experience Call 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 CATS6232 NOTICE : S tatute 585 . 195 states that all dogs and cat s sold in Florida must be at leas t eight weeks old, have an offi cial health certificate and prop er shots, and be free of intes tinal and external parasites. DOGS6233 NOTICE : S tatute 585 . 195 states that all dogs and cat s sold in Florida must be at leas t eight weeks old, have an offi cial health certificate and prop er shots, and be free of intes tinal and external parasites. A KC BICHON FRISE Puppies, Vet Checked, 1st set shots, M/F, $595-$895 239-878-7631 DOGS OF VENICE. Your Dog Groomed in my Mobile Salon. 15 Yrs. Exp. Call Stacy (941) 786-7877 PITBULL MIX GREAT d og, needs fenced in yard. comes with cage FREE TO BEST HOME 941-662-7250 MISC. PETS6234 DONKEYS FOR SALE Small Minatures. Pets only Call (941) 629-6624 LIVESTOCK6235 PIGS: LOCALLY FARM RAISED Pigs to order Call John 941-468-4372 PETSUPPLIES & SERVICES6236 A & R Aqua Pros Inc Aquarium Services Installation~Maintenance Fresh & Saltwater Reef Aquariums Livestock Delivery 941-441-8658 Lic/Ins BIRD CAGE w / roun d meta l stand, 8x8x14 tall $50 941639-0838 D OG C RATE 4 8 long, tray, folds flat, LN $75 941-2040261 DOG JACKET H ar l ey bik e blk $70orig med LN $20 941830-0524 FI S HTANK S (2) call a f ter 6 pm $50 941-625-3275 LIFE JACKET P et Lif e J ac k et Critters Inflatable NEW Size M $35 941-505-7272 PET CARRIER P etmate h ar d sided kennel cab $25 941451-3958 APPLIANCES6250 C HE S T FREEZER G E. sel f defrost , 1 Yr Old. Exc. Cond. $150. 941-639-6548 ENCOREAPPLIANCES 4155 Whidden Blvd Unit 10 Port Charlotte. Great Pre-owned Name Brands for Less!! 30 day Warr. 941-979-5287 FRID G E, Whirlpool, 2 1.7 C u. Ft. Top Freezer. Ice. $250. 941-484-8044 JUI C ER Bella juicernever used $30 941-426-5519 BUILDING SUPPLIES6170 SOLAR SYSTEM f or poo l usedfor s10 panels & piping $499 941-716-4800 S T O RM D OO R Plus 3 sets stacking vinyls $125 724-6128305 TUB corner white ready to install $175 941-763-2581 UTILITY DOOR 32 ext a l um With frame $50 314-6091540 TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 BELT S ANDER 3 x 1 8 Husky w/10 belts. $50 941-2047747 CO IL R OO FIN G NAILER Ridget 1-3/4 $155 941-474-4254 CREEPER TEAM mec h an i x plastic $10 941-451-3958 DRILL PRE SS Delta f loor Model 17-900 Ex cond. $395 941347-8411 DRILL/DRIVER KIT Ryobi 1 2 V 3/8 cordless $25 941-4513958 DRILL/ SC REWDIRIVER Black & Decker 18v. $25 941204-7747 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING TOOLS , Pipe bending tools, Hydraulic, Mechanical & hand Pipe threading tools: Power threader, hand; Wire polling tools: power, Mechanical & hand. Hydraulic knock outs, Scaffolding standard & baker, Walk boards, wheels & jacks. Ladders 4-40 ext., Misc. tools demolition, drills & sawszalls Misc Pipe & fittings, 941-921-1524 FUEL TANK /TOOLb ox 74 G a l . Fill Rite,15gpm $350 941809-3741 G ENERAT O R 3 5 00 XL $ 15 0 941-743-8243 G ENERAT O R 6 5 00 blackmax 5 gals tank. $350 941-6976553 GENERATOR pro f orce 3000 Watt on wheels $149 941505-7272 MITER SAW U t ili ty V e hi c l e Ridgid $90 941-624-0928 PRE SS UREWA S HER troybuilt 2500 psi $220 941-485-0681 R O UTER Vintage C ra f tsman $60 941-451-3958 SCREW GUN DEWALT D rywall Electric $35 941-3911242 SPRAY GUNS 2 HVLP . G oo d cond. $50 941-204-7747 TABLE S AW p O WERMATI C model 66 10" tilting arbor saw. Professional grade. excellent cond. with Diesmeyer T sq. fence. with original lititure for $899. 941-347-8411 TOOL BOX 2 trays t h at p i v i t out with handles $5941-6292699 TOOLS ASSORTMENT ta bl e full $45 941-391-6377 OFFICE/BUSINESS EQUIP./SUPLIES6220 C HAIR S WIVEL w/arms, New, black $60 941-505-6290 C HAIR S WIVEL/R O LL blue fabric.real nice. $10 715-4390459 FILING CABINET , l atera l2 drawer 21d36w30h $75 941655-8315 O FFI C E C HAIR S 2 BLA C KE C Each $35 614-325-0156 OFFICE OUTFITTERS Pre-owned & new office furniture. VENICE 941-485-7015 RESTAURANT SUPPLIES6225 DI S HE S 7 0 restaurant dishes, asst sizes, $500 941-7404300 POOL/SPA/ & SUPPLIES6145 CHAISELOUNGES v i ny l l(2) $85 for both $45 941-7401855 LAWN & GARDEN6160 B&S ENGINE 8 . 75 v / s e l ec start for lawn mower $150 941-485-0681 C LAY P O T S $ 1 9 4162 40928 C RAFT S MAN PU S H Mower 21 6.75hp $150 941-4850681 C u ddl e up b y t h e fi re ! Firewood Split, Bundled and ready for the firepit! Pine, Oak, or Citrus, 941-468-4372 DRAINAGE BOXES 2 12 in.sq.& Drain Pipes 2-4x25 New inbox $80 941-475-9826 EDGER curve d sca ll ope d G 28 pcs .50 each $14 941-4744254 G ARDEN C ART w/ 20 wheels 23HX24WX51 $95 941697-0794 GAS MOWER S e lf P rope ll e d Honda $75 941-740-1855 HUGE PLANT C onta i ners Ni ce $125 941-624-0928 MOWER TORO , 21 se lf prop., Great Cond. Briggs & Straton eng. $130 941-408-0290 MOWERS -zero turn 1 -wa lk behind, chainsaw, weed eater, blower, 1-22 Push mower Enclosed trailer w/ fold down ramp $5800. 941-626-3102 PATI O FURNITURE 1 3 pcs. 50 Table. $250 941-698-0478 PRESSURE WASHER E xce ll 2400psi Honda 5hp $220 941-485-0681 PU S HM O WER electric 1 8 w/bagger $85 941-625-3275 RIDING MOWER A r i ens. 42 Auto. Only used for 3-4 hours. $1,000 802-280-5637 STICK EDGER T oro E xpan di t Line Trimmer $100 941-4850681 TOP SOIL F or S a l e ! Pl eas e call: 941-468-4372 STORAGE SHEDS/ BUILDINGS6165 WEATHER KING PORTABLE BUILDINGS Purchase or Rent To Own! Free Delivery & Set Up. Ask Your Dealer, Mattas Motors About Options 941-916-9222 BUILDING SUPPLIES6170 BALL VALVES , new 1/2 & 3/4 Scrd & swt $6 314-6091540 BRICKS ASSORT . OF SZ.MUST SEE $75 941-3916377 DOG DOOR I nsert f or g l ass slider dr new cond $150 541350-0898 HURRICANE SHUTTERS Clear lexan w/mounting hardware (2) 39x84, (2)53x84, (2)48x84,(7) 15x88. $400 941-483-9972 PLYW OO D (2) 1/ 2 sheets $15 724-612-8305 RAISED PANEL DOOR i nt. 32 w.(1) $10 941-429-8221 R O LLED SO LDER 1/1 6 and 1/8 $12 314-609-1540 S LIDER TRI D OO R or 8 1110 glass or 8 dual $200 314609-1540


Thursday, February 19, 2015 E/N/C The Sun Classified Page 19 TOYOTA7210 200 1 T O Y O TA SO LARA White Convertible, 48k mi seats four. $10,500 207-449-8749 2002 TOYOTA CAMRY XLE Exc. Cond. Orig. Owner. 110K MI. $6,500 774-571-9657 200 4 T O Y O TA RAV4 BASE 125K MI $7,685 855-481-2060 DLR 2005 TOYOTA SOLARA XLELoaded with every option plus..,1 Sr. owner, only 55k miles, Silver, Super clean, Super Nice! $11,500. 859-559-7536 2006 TOYOTA COROLLA Mint Green. 70K Mi. Exc. Cond. $7,000 941-270-6041 200 7 T O Y O TA RAV4 19K MI $13,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2008 TOYOTA PRIUS BASE 50K MI $13,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 TOYOTA PRIUS LEATHER. 84K MI $11,477 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 T O Y O TA SC I O N XD 83k MI $8,977 855-481-2060 DLR 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS 26K MI $18,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 0 T O Y O TA RAV4 76K MI $13,874 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 2 T O Y O TA CO R O LLA 35K MI $14,854 855-481-2060 DLR 2012 TOYOTA RAV4 30K MI $23,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 TOYOTA SIENNA , V6 Like new condition 18,000Miles. $20,500. 941-255-9887 20 1 2 T O Y O TA S IENNA 20K MI $23,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 3 T O Y O TA TA CO MA PRUNNER 31K MI $26,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 14 T O Y O TA PRIU S 26K MI $24,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2006 TOYOTA CAMRY SOLARA 2DR CONV 52K MI $14,989 855-242-9258 DLR VOLKSWAGEN7220 2003 VOLKSWAGEN GTI 2DR HATCHBACK 58K MI $6,995 941-916-9222 DLR 2009 VOLKSWAGEN ROUTAN SEL RES 58K MI $14,985 855-481-2060 DLR ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES7250 1968 PONTIAC VENTURA 2DR Hard-Top, New Motor, Exc. Cond. Must See! $4,500 **SOLD in 1 DAY** 1977 MGB, asking $13.425, OD 45,370, runs great, red. Call 941-769-1358 lv. msg. 1 98 4 C HEVY CO RVETTE White, 24K mi, Exc. Cond. All orig, $15,000 612-747-5330 1986 OLDSMOBILE CUT LASS 4dr, V6, Air, 54K Actual Mi. $5,000 OBO734-626-3362 KIA7177 2011 KIA RIO FUEL EFFICIENT. 60K MI $10,695 941-916-9222 DLR 2013 KIA SOUL 43K MI $14,754 855-481-2060 DLR LEXUS7178 200 5 LEXU S E S 330 29,500 miles, $13,900, new Michelins. Call 941-627-9117. 2006 LEXU S RX330 LTHR SNRF 87K MI $16,289 855-481-2060 DLR 200 7 LEXU S E S 3 5 0 107K MI $13,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2008 LEXU S E S 3 5 0 71K MI $13,911 855-280-4707 DLR 2008 LEXUS ES 350 75K MI $15,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2009 LEXU S E S 3 5 0 75K MI $16,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2010 LEXUS ES 350 LTHR SNRF 100K MI $15,874 855-481-2060 DLR MAZDA7180 1 999 MAZDA MIATA-MX-5 2DR CONV 95K MI $5,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2005 MAZDA MIATA Like new cond. Low miles, 28k! $8,500. 941-697-8002 2006 MAZDA 6 94K MILES $6,895 941-916-9222 DLR 2006 MAZDA MPV LX 129K MI $5,950 855-481-2060 DLR MERCEDES7190 1995 MERCEDES SL500 Conv. 62,400 mi. silver 2 tone gray. $14,900. 630-240-9331 2007 MERCEDES BENZ S550 HEATED LTHR. 70KMI $26,988 855-242-9258 DLR 20 1 2 MER C EDE S -BENZ SLK-350 15K MI $37,669 855-242-9258 DLR MITSUBISHI7195 2006 CHRYSLER SEBRING Touring SE. Extra Clean, Must See! 941-916-9222 dlr NISSAN7200 200 5 NI SS AN 3 5 0 Z 71K MI $11,950 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 NI SS AN FR O NTIER SE KING CAB 111K MI $11,677 855-481-2060 DLR 2009 NISSAN ALTIMA 58K MI $13,987 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 0 NI SS AN ALTIMA 84K MI $11,875 855-481-2060 DLR 20 14 NI SS AN ALTIMA 9,905 MI $16,877 855-481-2060 DLR HONDA7160 2008 HONDA ODYSSEY EXL 81K MI $14,877 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 H O NDA PIL O T 2WD VP 94K MI $12,985 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 HONDA PILOT 97K MI $12,875 855-481-2060 DLR 2009 HONDA CR V 64K MI $15,844 855-481-2060 DLR 2009 HONDA FIT SPORT MT 30K MI $11,950 855-481-2060 DLR 2010 HONDA ACCORD 40K MI $14,874 855-481-2060 DLR 20 11 H O NDA A CCO RD 4DR EXL V6 NAVI 65K MI $16,985 855-481-2060 DLR 20 11 H O NDA A CCO RD NAV 9,009 MI $19,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 2 H O NDA C IVI C EX 4DR 57K MI $13,823 855-481-2060 DLR 2012 HONDA CIVIC LX 2DR 40K MI $13,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2013 HONDA CIVIC LX 26K MI $15,911 855-242-9258 DLR HYUNDAI7163 2007 HYUNDAI SANTA FE LTD 59K MI $13,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2008 HYUNDAI AZERA LMTD 111K MI $8,975 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 HYUNDAI VERACRUZ 46K MI $16,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2009 HYUNDAI ACCENT CLEAN, LOW MILES $7,995 941-916-9222 DLR 2009 HYUNDAI G ENE S I S 81K MI $13,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2009 HYUNDAI SO NATA 42K MI $12,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 2 HYUNDAI A CC ENT 22K MI $11,687 855-481-2060 DLR 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT 4DR 55K MI $10,785 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 2 HYUNDAI SO NATA 26K MI $15,911 855-280-4707 DLR 2013 HYUNDAI SONATA 4DR 40K MI $16,744 855-481-2060 DLR INFINITI7165 2011 ACURA RDX TECH PKG 36K MI $26,699 855-242-9258 DLR JAGUAR7175 2011 JAGUAR XF NAV 45K MI $33,988 855-242-9258 DLR 2005 JAGUAR S TYPE 3 . 0 111K MI $6,989 855-242-9258 DLR 2008 JA G UAR XK XKR CONV V8 47K MI $36,988 855-242-9258 DLR 2013 JAGUAR XF I4 RWD 19K MI $37,988 855-242-9258 DLR KIA7177 20 1 0 KIA SO UL 38K MI $13,855 855-481-2060 DLR USED CAR DEALERS7137 WE FINANCE EVERYONE MUSTHAVEINCOME& ACURA7145 2006 ACURA MDX 80K MI $12,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2009 A C URA T S X 4DR LTHR SNRF 26K MI $16,950 855-481-2060 DLR 20 11 A C URA MDX 50K MI $29,990 855-280-4707 DLR AUDI7147 2011 AUDI Q7 3.0T S-LINE 72K MI $32,989 855-242-9258 DLR BMW7148 1987 BMW325i Convert. 5 spd, Great running car. New interior, clutch, brakes, etc..inclds. convertible parts car $5500obo 941-456-5198 2009 BMW 328 I S A 73K MI $13,911 855-280-4707 DLR 20 11 BMW 328 I S D 34K MI $21,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2011 BMW 328XIS 31K MI $22,911 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 BMW 750LI NAV 27K MI $51,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 11 BMW 55 0 I 8,974 MI $38,989 855-242-9258 DLR 20 1 2 BMW 5 3 5I X-DRIVE TURBOCHARGED 34K MI $39,988 855-242-9258 DLR HONDA7160 2002 HONDA CIVIC 2DR EX 67K MI $8,957 855-481-2060 DLR 2003 H O NDA PIL O T EX 2WD 68K MI $9,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2005 HONDA CR V EX 4WD 13K MI $8,632 855-481-2060 DLR 2006 H O NDA O DY SS EY TOURING 60K MI $16,879 855-481-2060 DLR 200 7 H O NDA C R-V EXL 2WD 50K MI $16,875 855-481-2060 DLR 2007 HONDA CR V EXL 4WD 69K MI $16,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 H O NDA A CCO RD 118K MI $10,587 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 H O NDA A CCO RD 4DR EX 41K MI $14,587 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 HONDA ACCORD 80K MI $12,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2008 HONDA CIVIC 2DR EXL NAV 45K MI $10,932 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 H O NDA C IVI C EXL 55K MI $12,854 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 H O NDA ELEMENT SC 79k mi $15,877 855-481-2060 DLR LINCOLN7090 2003 LINCOLN TOWN-CAR 79,150 K, new tires, brakes, landau top, window tint, excellent condition. $5,900 obo 603-490-3924 MERCURY7100 1992 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS Runs Great. 58K Orig 1 Owner MI. $3,500 Call Mel at 941-822-1763 2000 M ERCURY G RANDMARQUISLike New! 60K MI $4,995 941-916-9222 DLR 2003 MERCURYGRAND-MARQUISLS Prem. New Tires. Runs Good. $3,250 910-750-1083 2004 GRAND-MARQUIS One Sr. Owner, 72k miles Garaged, Exqusite Cond. All records. Only $5375. Call 941-468-1206 PONTIAC7130 2007 PONTIAC SOLSTICE Black, Many extras, 28k miles, $12,500/obo **SOLD!** SATURN7135 PRO POWER AUTO SALES4140 Whidden Blvd Port Charlotte, 33980 01 L200 Sedan $3,175 02 L200 Sedan$3,599 04 Vue SUV $4,200 04 Vue SUV, AWD $4,599 06 Vue 4 cyl $5,200 07 Vue $5,495 06 Vue 6cyl $5,899 08 Vue XE $8,299 07 Sky Conv.$8,850 07 Outlook XE 8 pass $8,999 07 Outlook XR 8 pass$9,450 Used Saturn Parts & Service941-627-8822 SCION7136 20 1 3 SC I O N FRS 23K MI $19,999 855-242-9258 DLR Finditinthe Classifieds! 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Page 20 The Sun Classified E/N/C Thursday, February 19, 2015 MOTOR HOMES/ RVs7380 2 20 0 1 1 5 5 R R O O A A D D T TR R E E K K# # 1 1 S SE E L L L L I I N N G GC CA A M M P P E E R RV VA A N NRV WORLDINCOFNOKOMISFAMILYOWNED/OPERATEDFOR37 YRS2110 US 41 36 2006 HITCHHIKER 5th wheel. Exc. cond. Must see $33,750/obo 518-258-7623 I WANT YOUR RV. Well Sell It FREE! SKIP EPPERS RVs941-639-6969 Punta Gorda Closed Sun. & Mon. NEWHOLIDAYRAMBLERSA MUSTSEEMOTORHOMEMANYMODELSRV WORLD INC OF NOKOMISFAMILYOWNED/OPERATEDFOR37 YRS2110 US 41 NOKOMIS941-966-2182 RV Collision RepairsCustomer and Insurance Modern shop, quality work! FREE ESTIMA TES .RV WORLD Inc.of NokomisFAMILYOWNED/OPERATEDFOR37 YRS2110 US 41Nokomis 941-966-2182 RV SERVICE $PECIAL$ Lg. 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