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Charlotte SunCLASSIFIED: Comics 9-12 | Dear Abby 12 | TV Listings 13 THE SUN: Obituaries 5-6 | Police Beat 7 | Legals 8 | Crosswords 9 | Viewpoint 10 | Opinion 11 VOL. 123 NO. 57An Edition of the SunAMERICA’S BEST COMMUNITY DAILYTHURSDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2015www.sunnewspapers.net $1.00 60 percent chance of rain74 54 High Low Look inside for valuable couponsThis year’s savings to date ...S UN COUPON VALUE METER CHARLIE SAYS ...There’s nothing like having pudding for breakfast! INDEX | 705252000258 Daily Edition $1.00 $39,129 HOMELAND SECURITY VOTE US ISLAMIC STATE ARRESTSThe funding measure could pass the Senate as early as today, then it could go to the House. 3 men were charged in New York and Florida, with plotting to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the U.S.THE WIRE PAGE 1THE WIRE PAGE 1 SPORTS: Lotto 2 THE WIRE: Nation 2 | World 2 | Business 4-5 | State 6 | Weather 6 Fish reels, $75In Today’s Classifieds! AND WEEKLY HERALDCALL US AT 941-206-1000 On Feb. 5, we ran an ad in our classied section that showed a delicious serving of pudding. The headline read: “More local news than any other newspaper in town. The proof is in the pudding — go ahead, take a bite.” Our proof is in the pudding ad got this reaction from SG. “I couldn’t believe my eyes — The Proof is in the Pudding? Really, what does it mean? “I have seen some people mangle this phrase, but not a relatively good English-language newspaper. “The saying is: ‘The proof of the pudding lies in its eating.’ Your ad copywriter could have done better by saying: More Local News ...the proof lies in the paper’s reading. “By the way, I was born and raised in India, English was my second language, I made a living writing (in English), and am now a Canadian wintering in Port Charlotte, FL. For what it is worth.” SG Thanks, SG. You are, of course, correct. In the newspaper business, as in life, we have a tendency to use the rst part of a longer phrase because we assume folks know the other half of the phrase. We might say, “that was a stitch in time” instead of saying “that was a stitch in time that saved nine.” But there is a larger issue which you raise. Many of us, including this newspaper, often use phrases that we truly don’t understand. I doubt many of us knew that the original phrase was “the proof of the pudding lies in its eating.” I further doubt that many of those who correctly know the proof of the pudding lies in its eating know that pudding originally meant sausage. The proof of the quality of the sausage lies in its eating probably makes a lot more sense to most of us. There are many phrases that are commonly used, which most of us do not fully understand. When I was younger, perhaps a bit more exuberant in my behavior, I may at one time have been referred to as riff-raff. The origin of riff-raff comes from a French expression referring to individuals who would go to the bat tleeld, rifing through the bodies of the dead, carting home whatever booty they could nd. The next time you are referred to as riff-raff, you’ll know exactly how insulted you should be. You may not be riff-raff but merely born on the wrong side of the tracks. Not many of us understand the origin of the phrase — wrong side of the tracks. In most locales there is a prevailing wind. In the olden days, the coal or wood-red train came into town spewing soot from the engine’s smokestack. The prevailing wind would carry that soot, coating every thing on the wrong side of the tracks. Poor and soot-covered — the wrong side of the track indeed. One of my least favorite expressions is, “It’s raining cats and dogs.” When I hear that I shudder to set a foot outside. The origin is based on the lth and poor sanitation of the older inner city. When it rained hard enough, all kinds of dead animals, small and large, would come washing out of the gutter and over the side of the roof. I’m going to need a bigger umbrella. SG, understanding our newspaper’s use of the English language means sometimes our customers just have to “read between the lines.” David Dunn-Rankin is president and publisher of the Sun. Email him at daviddr@sun-herald.com.Language limitations It will be one year on Saturday since Jacqueline Kleckler checked into a local nursing home after falling and breaking her hip. “I still have thoughts about it,” said her husband Richard Kleckler, 87. “It was a bad situation because we’re up there in age.” Jacqueline, 87, who had been living with Richard in North Port, died about three weeks after being taken to Consulate Health Care of Port Charlotte. “She was there for therapy to begin with,” Richard said. “They made it miserable for her, and they did a good job of that. ... I knew something wasn’t right.” Now, Jacqueline’s family, with North Port attorney Jim Keim, has led a nurs ing home negligence lawsuit claiming the for-prot facility admitted residents with more-serious medical issues, like Jacqueline, to maximize protability by “failing to utilize the increased funds received from Medicare and other sources to hire, employ and train sufcient numbers of staff.” The alleged lack of care for Jacqueline ultimately resulted in her death, the suit claims. A CHC spokeswoman did not return messages. Keim says the Kleckler lawsuit is just one example of a growing national problem.‘Shining a spotlight’ on nursing home negligenceBy ADAM KREGERSTAFF WRITERNURSING | 6 Painting like a proENGLEWOOD — Englewood is a great place to sh and lounge on the beach, but some longtime residents say there’s an extremely unhealthy side of the community — and it’s being ignored by lawmakers. During a 90-minute discussion led by the Port Charlotte-based ofce of the Florida Health Department, residents at a local church this week unloaded concerns about government failing Englewood residents by not providing much-needed services or incentives for better paying jobs. Some pointed to Charlotte County’s closing of the health department location in Englewood, leaving hundreds without any basic low-cost health care services. “Some of these people ride their bikes everywhere,” said Liz Rigney, director of nursing at the Englewood Community Care Clinic, a free clinic which services adults twice a week. “If a person needs to be seen by a doctor at the health department, they have to go to Loveland Boulevard in Port Charlotte. It’s too far to get there on their bicycle.”Englewood residents want better jobs, housing, planning By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHCOMMUNITY NEWS EDITOR RESIDENTS | 6 If you’re a marine scientist, innovator or creator with a big idea, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation wants you. On Wednesday, the nonprot launched its rst-ever Gulf Coast Innovation Challenge, a regional competition for scientists, entrepreneurs, educators and innovators who are interested in developing sustainable solutions to problems impacting Florida’s Gulf Coast. The contest kicked off this week at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s annual Better Together luncheon where more than 300 people gathered to hear bestselling author and keynote speaker Peter Diamandis talk about the far-reaching benets of grant competitions. Foundation leaders hope the contest will spark ingenuity and leading-edge discoveries. “It’s a grant competition designed to foster big ideas, encourage new partner ships and reward regional vision,” said community foundation board chair Ben Hanan, adding that the region’s waters hold great potential to transform our regional economy. Submissions will be accepted through April 30. Five teams will receive up to $25,000 each to prototype their ideas. One team will be selected for the grand prize, a $375,000 grant to bring their prototype to reality. The inaugural challenge will focus on Growing the ‘Blue Economy’By BRENDA BARBOSASTAFF WRITERECONOMY | 6 SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMSVisual Arts Center instructors Candy Kendrick and Linda Fugere hosted a special “Paint like Jackson Pollock” abstract art class for Charlotte Academy students Wednesday. Four paintings were created around the themes of Earth, Fire, Water and Air. Here, second-grader Alexis Lohr works on her portion of the Earth painting. See more photos on page 12. DavidDUNNRANKINPRESIDENT AND PUBLISHERPUBLISHER’S INBOX SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHSara Wolicki, program coordinator of health promotion for the Florida Department of Health in Port Charlotte, talks to the crowd Tuesday night at St. David’s.

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Our Town Page 2 E/N/C www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Thursday, February 26, 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 The ve students who integrated Charlotte High School on Sept. 3, 1963 were recently recognized at a ceremony called “Celebrating Courage: Over 50 Years of Integration at Charlotte High School.” The ceremony was held Tuesday night in the school’s multipurpose room. About 100 people attended the event, including the former students themselves, community members, school board members and public ofcials. The event featured a 10-minute video clip about CHS being the rst school in Florida to integrate voluntarily, speeches by some of the students and the PTA vice president at the time, as well as an unveiling of a plaque in their honor at the school.Charlotte High five honoredBy SOMMER BROKAWSTAFF WRITER SUN PHOTO BY SOMMER BROKAWA plaque was unveiled at Charlotte High School on Tuesday night in honor of the ve students who integrated Charlotte High School over 50 years ago. The former students standing next to the plaque are from left: Gertha Robison, Felix Johnson, Ronald Middleton, Minnie Lee Mitchell and Isaac Thomas. GOVERNMENT TODAY Harbour Heights, 10 am, Street & Drainage Unit Adv Comm Special Meeting, Public Works Conference Room, 7000 Florida St., PG Gulf Cove, 4 pm, Street & Drainage Unit Adv Comm Regular Meeting, Hope Lutheran Church, 14200 Hopewell Ave., Gulf Cove MSBU Public Hearing, 5 pm for Deep Creek, Murdock Administration Center, 18500 Murdock Circle, PC EVENTS TODAYEasy Does It Club, offers AA & Alanon meetings daily 7:30 am-9 pm at 23312 Harper Ave., PC. Call 941-629-0110 Deep Creek Elks 2763, Lunch with Kathy 11 am-2:30 pm, Orientation @ 6:30 pm Calusa Expedition, 10 am hike to limited access archeological sites. Preregistration $25. Call 941-575-5435. 10941 Burnt Store Road. RR Retirees Meet, 11 am-1 pm, at Hibachi Grl retirement issues discussed. 941-766-1139 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 TODAYFree 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. Conversation Grp, 10 am, North Port Library, 941-861-1307, Bring a news article to share or just come be audience. 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. 58 pm liver/onions plus regular menu. 7 pm Meat Bingo. Members/qualified guests only. 14156 Tamiami Trail. 426-2126 Mexican Dominos, 12-3pm NP Senior Center, 4940 Pan American Blvd. 426-2204. These dominos have numbers not dots so join the fun General Meeting, 1-2 pm, NP Senior Center, 4940 Pan American Blvd. 426-2204. Hear what’s happening and where your dollars are going Amvets 2000 LAUX, Stuffed flounder dinner 4-7 pm, QOH @ 7 pm, Karaoke by Holly @ 7:15pm Members/guests welcome. 401 Ortiz Blvd., NP. 941-420-1999 Bingo, 5-9 pm, Kitchen open 5-7 pm, limited menu and specials FRIDAYBasic Exercise, $3/class 9-10 am, NP Senior Center, 4940 Pan American Blvd. 426-2204. Join Brenda for a good workout and feel better North Port Moose, 11 am2 pm Lunch. 4-8 pm fish, shrimp, prime rib plus regular menu. 7-11 pm Karaoke-Bad Moon. Members/qual ified guests only.14156 Tamiami 426-2126 Pierogies Take Out, Pierogies/Kielbasa, 10 am-6 pm St. Andrew Ukr. Ctr. 4100 S. Biscayne Drive, NP. 941-786-5256 Downton Abbey Group, 10:30 am, North Port Library, discussion of the previous Sunday’s episode of Season 5. Please preregister 941-861-1307. Free Tax Help, 10:30 am2:30 pm, AARP Tax-Aide, North Port Senior Center, 4940 Pan American Blvd., NP GOVERNMENT TODAYGulf Cove, 4 pm, Street & Drainage Unit Adv Comm Regular Meeting, Hope Lutheran Church, 14200 Hopewell Ave., Gulf Cove EVENTS TODAY French Toast Breakfast, Sausage, OJ, coffee, unlimited French toast/crafts, 8-11 am, Moblie Gardens Comm. Ctr., 414 Camino Real, $4.50. 474-9825 Badminton, 9 am-noon, Englewood Sports Complex, 941-8611980. $2 to play! Crafty Ladies, Handcrafted items 9-11:30 am (except holidays). Oaks Cove, Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC. 697-5533 Ewd Country Liners, 9:30-11:30 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 113, 3436 Indiana Road, Rotonda West. Phone: Eve at 941 697 8733 Plant Clinic, 10 am-noon Got a plant/tree problem? Being in a sample for diagnosis @ Eng/Char Library, 3450 S. McCall. 475-6903 Lap Time, Bring baby/toddler for bounces, rhymes, music, stories; will transition to Story Time; 10:45 am 100 W. Dearborn. 861-5000 Rotonda VFW Post, Variety of sandwiches and salads, served 11am-7 pm. Shuffleboard games. Members/guests. 697-1123 Story Time, 11 am, Stories, rhymes, music and play for children of all ages. Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn. 861-5000 Lunch, 11:30 am2 pm $3-plus, daily specials, 941-697-2710, Rotonda Elks 2710, Members/guests Englewood Bridge Club, Contract bridge is played from 12:153:30 pm at The Hills Rest. RGCC, 100 Rotonda Circle, 698-7945,$3. Pickleball, 1-3 pm, Englewood Sports Complex, 941-861-1980. $2 to play! Tampa Bay Shipwrecks, of the Civil War. 2-3 pm, Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St. 941-861-1200. Lenten Series, St. David’s Episcopal Church, 4:30 pm, Bible study, Eucharist at 5:30 pm, then lite supper. Bible study repeats 6:30 pm. | NORTH PORT EVENTS | ENGLEWOOD EVENTS 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 can food for a chance to win a Royal Carib. Cruise. Pub Crawl sold out; let’s top 2014’s 3600 lbs. For more info visit puntagordapubcrawl.com or call Mike 239-872-1171 or Nick 941-628-4800. Port Charlotte Doll Club Presents, Our 31st Annual Doll & Bear Show & Sale, Saturday, Feb. 28 10 am-3 pm @ Charlotte Harbor Event Center, 75 Taylor St., PG. Door prizes! Free parking! Doll appraisals and repair. Donation: $4. Music In the Park with Jim Morris, Punta Gorda Mural Society fundraiser on Sunday March 8, 1-4 p.m. Burnt Store Lakes Property Owners Park, Burnt Store Road, PG. BYOB & BYO Chairs. Food & soda available for purchase. No rain date. Tickets $10 donation in advance, $12 at gate. Call 941-637-7830 or get tickets at PG Chamber of Commerce. 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) w/French fries, coleslaw. $10 adults, $5 kids. Clam chowder $2, w/adult platter only. Drinksdonation. Sacred Heart, 211 W. Charlotte Ave., PG. 575-4606. Chick-fil-A Hosts 5-Day School Challenge, 5-8 pm, Come support your Elementary Schools Rally Night — 2/23 Neil Armstrong, 2/24 Meadow Park, 2/25 Liberty, 2/26 and 2/27 Community Night. Games and activities for all ages. Bounce house on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Help increase the donations made to your school while having a fun family night. Open Cruise-in, Thursday, Feb 26, 5 to 8 p.m. Open Cruise-in Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, 1105 Taylor Road, PG, by Veteran Motor Car Club of America. Open to all vehicles including modified. Check the “cool rides.” “Rock to the Roots” music on patio. BOGO meal to show participants. Lee 941-626-9359. Punta Gorda Boat Club Sunset Social, Watch a beautiful sunset at the PGBC and mingle with the members. Have an interest in joining the club? Join us on Feb 27, 5-7 pm at 802 W. Retta Esplanade. Bring an appetizer and your drink. For more information call Jan at 743-2472 or Paul at 456-2182 or visit www.pgboatclub.org. Featured EventsPAID ADVERTISEMENTS “A Little Night Music” presented by, The North Port Symphony under the direction of Robert Romanski. 3 pm, Sunday 3/1 @ North Port Performing Arts Center, 6400 W. Price Blvd., NP. $12/adult $5/ student. Box Office 10 am-1 pm M-F. 941-426-8479 (Reserve under Will Call in Lobby). 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 http://barbershopshow. com/Englewood.Fl or call 941-473-8146. Featured EventPAID ADVERTISEMENT | CHARLOTTE | EVENTS adno=50477303

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The Sun /Thursday, February 26, 2015 www.sunnewspapers.net E/N/C Our Town Page 3 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS PROVIDED BY THE CHARLOTTE CHORALELemon Bay High School junior Kelsey Morrison, an oboist, listens to the direction of Charlotte Chorale artistic director William Dederer at a recent rehearsal of Theodore Petersen’s “Psalm 150.” Dederer said of Lemon Bay and L.A. Ainger Middle School music students, “There are college groups that do not perform as well.” Lemon Bay students will be performing with the chorale at its “Voices of the Spirit” concert 4p.m. Sunday at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. For more information, visit www.charlottechorale.com or call 941-204-0033.Lemon Bay students to perform with Charlotte ChoraleThe Englewood Pioneer Days Committee is once again turning to Englewood and other communities for suggestions for a theme. A theme for the festivities needs to be more than an idea, it needs to be a catchy slogan and one that will inspire parade entrants to great oat entries. Last year’s theme, “Hooked On Englewood” really showed off the creativity of our local community. The 2013 “Englewood Goes Hollywood” was a resounding success. Previous themes included: “Water, Water Everywhere,” “Englewood Is Going Green,” “We Arrrrr the Pirates of Lemon Bay” and “Riding The Wheels Of History.” Email suggestions for this year’s theme to info@ englewoodpioneerdays. com or send to Englewood Pioneer Days Parade, 916 Suncrest Lane, Englewood, FL 34223. Entries must be submitted by noon on April 1 (no foolin’). Businesses, organizations and individuals in the community are also invited to take part in this year’s Englewood Pioneer Days celebration either by hosting an event or volunteering. Help both large and small is welcome. If you’d be interested, then get into the planning early: email us at info@ englewoodpioneerdays. com.Pioneer Days seeks themePROVIDED BY PIONEER DAYS COMMITTEE NORTH PORT — Drivers are cautioned to avoid Sumter Boulevard for the next few days, as overnight paving gets underway on Sumter Boulevard. The application of the nal layer of asphalt on the Phase IIIA Widening Project for Sumter will take place on the following days and times: 7 p.m. today until 7 a.m. Friday 7 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Saturday 7 p.m. Monday until 7 a.m. Tuesday If weather delays the paving on any of the above days, the nightly paving will be extended accordingly the rst week in March. The limits of paving include the outside lanes of Price Boulevard, west of Sumter, and all lanes of Sumter from Price south toward Heron Creek Boulevard. Drivers should avoid Sumter if possible or use caution when traveling around the area by paying attention to trafc signs, barricades and agmen. For more information concerning the Sumter Boulevard Phase IIIA Widening Project, contact Ben Newman, North Port project engineer, at 941-2408320 or bnewman@ cityofnorthport.com. Nighttime paving to begin on Sumter BoulevardProvided by ERIN BRYCENORTH PORT COMMUNITY OUTREACH MANAGER All the news you needSEVEN DA YS A WEEKOnly in ‘Story Tree’ for preschoolersA free children’s “Story Tree” program will be held 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at the North Port Library, 13800 S. Tamiami Trail. Meet at the children’s picture window area. Join the group for a story, songs, movement activities and an art project. The program is geared toward preschool ages. Presenter, Shana Hinze. Register at www. sclibs.net/Calendar or call the children’s desk at the library at 941-861-1312.Federal employees group to meetPeace River Chapter 2194 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Punta Gorda Elks Lodge, 25538 Shore Drive. Florida Gulf Coast Alzheimer’s Association Program Specialist Linda Howard will speak. The chapter will present a check for support of Alzheimer’s research. All active and retired federal employees, guests and prospective members are invited. For more information, call Lois Todd at 941-575-4252. | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS adno=50480180 50477201 Where Shopping Makes Cents charlottecountychamber.org Saturday, March 1 st , 2015 11:00 AM :00 PM Stop in and see what’s happening at “The Window to the Harbor.” Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club has boating, sailing, tennis, dragon boat, cards & games, exceptional food, friendly people, a spectacular view and more! BOAT OWNERSHIP NOT REQUIRED! Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club 4400 Lister St., Port Charlotte, FL (941) 629-5131 WWW.CHARLOTTEHARBORYACHTCLUB.COM adno=50478728 Y ou’re I nvited to C HARLOTTE H ARBOR Y ACHT C LUB VOTED FINALIST BEST YACHT CLUB IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY NEW MEMBER OPEN HOUSE We hope you will join us!

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Our Town Page 4 E/N/C www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Thursday, February 26, 2015 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS PORT CHARLOTTE — Trent Hanners has liked working with his hands since the age of 10, when he helped build a shed with his uncle. Now, at age 17, he’s proud that he helped build a house. Hanners was one of several Charlotte Technical Center students who celebrated Tuesday evening the completion of a home they helped construct. The open house at the PALM home, 1054 Arden Terrace, Port Charlotte, included networking, games, giveaways, and tours of the home built by the Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry Association, along with students. CDBIA executive director Donna Barrett said the not-for-prot organization has been in the community for 30 years. “We’re advocates for building a better community,” she said. “Our focus is on the building industry and growth within our community.” PALM stands for “Professionals Actively Leading and Mentoring” students, said Beth Cantin, of Cantin Homes LLC. The local home builder that managed the project, which included getting donations — which paid for 65 percent of the project cost — and coordinating volunteers. Cantin said there were around 40 to 60 students in drafting and construction classes involved since 2003. The students are part of the local chapter of Future Builders of America, a St. Petersburg-based organization dedicated to training students to enter the construction eld. Joe Jones, teacher and an adviser of the Charlotte County Chapter of FBA, said he was proud his students “framed a lot of this house.” Approximately 25 of his students worked on the home, pouring concrete for the foundation, framing the interior and some of the exterior, as well working on the plumbing and electrical systems, and hanging lighting xtures. “It’s nice seeing all the hard work made such a nice house,” said student Michael Adams. Cantin said the PALM home sold within 10 days of being on the market “thanks to super Realtor Sharon Neuhofer of Coldwell Banker, who actually donated a large portion of her Realtor commission on this project.” Jones said the economy is getting a lot better, so the construction industry is picking up, and more employees are needed. He enjoys seeing his students “growing and developing skills, gaining condence in what they’re doing, and ultimately going out there, and getting a job.” Cantin, who is also past president of CDBIA, expects after costs the CDBIA will be making a donation of around $20,000 to the Charlotte County Chapter of Future Builders of America. This will help them with supplies, scholarships for college, eld trips and future fundraisers. Though the CDBIA and students in the local chapter of FBA have partnered on projects for about a decade, Robert Markel, CDBIA president, said this is their biggest joint project yet. The project was made possible largely through volunteers, and $140,000 in donations. “It’s just a win-win,” he said. “It’s not just about money from the sale of a home, but the immeasurable amount of experience these students will have by working one-on-one with our members to actually be in the eld and learn how to do something.”Email: sbrokaw@sun-herald.com Construction students celebrate their part in home buildBy SOMMER BROKAWSTAFF WRITER SUN PHOTO BY SOMMER BROKAWJoe Jones, adviser, Charlotte County Chapter of Future Builders of America, his assistant, and students, stand in front of the PALM home, 1054 Arden Terrace, Port Charlotte. Pictured: Matthew Talamantez, Cathy Bohling, Trent Hanners, Jones, Jakari Mayers, Michael Adams, Michael McGrain and Albert Valentin. ENGLEWOOD — Manasota Key resident Andy Wing supports Amendment 1, the state constitutional amendment identifying funding for land preservation. But Wing is also among those who worry about how Florida legislators intend to spend the money generated for Amendment 1. “I am very concerned the Florida Legislature won’t put the funding in the right pot and that they’ll pick and choose specic little projects they want done — other than what Amendment 1 says they are supposed to do,” Wing said. Among his afliations, Wing chairs the environmental committee of Manasota/Sandpiper Key Association. “If we do not have natural preserves and protections for clean water supplies, we all will have to move out of Florida,” Wing said. He was among the more than 300 people who rallied in Tallahassee Feb. 18 to let legislators know they expect Amendment 1 funding to do what voters want it to do — help preserve Florida’s land, water and other resources. “People are paying very close attention what this Legislature is going to do and they’re not going to back down,” Wing said. In November, more than 4 percent of the ballots cast statewide supported Amendment 1. The referendum called for the state to dedicate 33 percent of net revenue from the existing excise tax on documents to the Land Acquisition Trust Fund. According to the website www.ballotpedia. org, the dedicated funding could generate $648 million in the upcoming scal year, and $1.3 billion over the next 20 years. Wing wants to see Amendment 1 funding implemented to help protect Lemon Bay and Charlotte Harbor, but he also said, “There’s a tremendous amount of angst in the environmental community over the Everglades restoration.” John W. Scott, co-founder of the Clean Water Initiative at cwi. com, worries like Wing. For Scott, the legislators need to act or lose the opportunity to purchase more than 46,000 acres south of Lake Okeechobee from U.S. Sugar. An agreement was reached under former Gov. Charlie Crist, Scott said, but the state’s option to buy the land is due to expire in October. The state, Scott said, has to identify the funding by May. “It’s not ideal, but the project will benet every one,” Scott said. The land acquisition would help steer Lake Okeechobee water discharges to ow south more naturally into the Everglades and stem large discharges of Okeechobee water into the Caloosahatchee River that lead to algae blooms, sh kills and other problems. “There’s a lot of passion and concern for Florida’s resources,” Scott said. “Tallahassee (rally) was the culmination of that passion and concern. Hopefully, it will be a springboard for greater things.” This generation is critical to ensuring that Florida’s natural resources are preserved and protected, said Andy Mele of Suncoast Waterkeeper at www. suncoastwaterkeeper.org. The public, Mele said, needs “to wake up and literally save Florida.” Wing, Scott and Mele called for the public to urge state legislators to ensure Amendment 1 funding should not be diluted and remain safe for preserving Florida’s natural resources.Email: reilly@sun-herald.comEnglewood resident wants Amendment 1 protectedBy STEVE REILLYSTAFF WRITER PHOTO PROVIDED BY ANDY WINGSierra Club members, other environmentalists and supporters of Amendment 1 rallied in Talla hassee last week to let state legislators know they want the amendment’s funding to be spent on land acquistion and other projects to protect Florida’s natural resources.Pool to reopenCharlotte County Community Services announced the grand reopening of the South County Regional Park Pool. Reopening cer emonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. March 7 on the pool deck at 670 Cooper St., Punta Gorda, with a facility tour following. The pool went through major renovations, including resurfacing the entire pool and new tile work, as well as having a new lightning detection and alerting system installed. A new geothermal heating and cooling system, a new diving board and a new saline-generated water-sanitation system also were installed recently. Open recreational swim is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is free for the day!Fuel reduction initiative next monthPursuant to Florida Statute 590.125(4), the Florida Forest Service will be conducting fuel reduction initiatives consisting of mechanical treatment of selected parcels within the city of North Port. Mechanical treatment will be performed at any time starting on or around March 2. The treatment is to reduce the brush re occurrence hazard and to establish fuel continuity breaks in the area south of Interstate 75, east of Ponce de Leon Boulevard, north of Price Boulevard and west of Sumter Boulevard. 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The Sun /Thursday, February 26, 2015 www.sunnewspapers.net E/N/C Our Town Page 5 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS CHARLOTTE Fred E. BowenFred E. Bowen, 73, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Tidewell Hospice House. Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte.Irene Lau-DelgatoIrene Lau-Delgato, 97, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. She is survived by her children, Kathleen (George) Tomsha, Charles Lau, Joyce (Jim) Lochridge, Patricia Howard, Diane (Paul) Conway, Mary (Craig) Langlois and Michael Lau; 29 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and additional extended family members. Irene was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph O. Lau and Vincent Delgato; siblings, Charles (Jane) Bishop, Frances (Burton) Schumacher, James (Grace) Bishop and Marie Bishop; children, Joseph Lau and Dennis Lau; and son-in-law, Gerald Howard. Funeral services are pending, and will be held in Warren, Mich. Burial will be at Christian Memorial Cultural Center in Rochester, Mich. You may pay respects at www. charlottememorial.com. Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery.Michael DenmanMichael Denman, 58, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory.Ralph L. Marquette Sr.Ralph L. Marquette Sr., 93, of Louisville, Ky., and formerly of the Short Creek Community in Pendleton County, Ky., died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. He was born Jan. 13, 1922, to Randall Harrison and Rosa Blanche Galloway Marquette. Ralph was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, where he served with Gen. Patton’s 3rd Army, 7th Division. He was a member of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, and First Christian Church of Fort Myers, Fla.; and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Shriners, Elks Club and the American Legion. He retired as President of the MasterFit Corporation in Indianapolis, Ind. Oct. 3, 1942, he was united in marriage to Lillian Eloise Conrad Marquette. He is survived by his son, Ralph Marquette Jr. of Louisville; daughter, Marsha Ann Stephenson of Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren; and ve great-grandchildren. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lillian, on Nov. 29, 2009; and 16 siblings. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at EllistonStanley Funeral Home in Williamstown, Ky. Burial will follow at Hill Crest Cemetery in Dry Ridge, Ky. Memorials are suggested to Short Creek Baptist Church, 6212 Highway 22, Falmouth, KY 41040. You may pay respects at www. stanleyfuneralhomes. com.Joseph L. PomponioJoseph L. Pomponio, 87, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and resided in Port Charlotte, Fla., for 20 years. Joseph served proudly in the United States Navy, serving in World War II in the Pacic, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He retired as a Master Chief. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Edith; son, Anthony; grandchildren, Rachel Marie and Andrew Joseph; and great-grandchildren, Makayla Ann, Amber Lynn and Joseph Anthony. A memorial service with Military Honors will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, 9400 Indian Springs Cemetery Road, Punta Gorda, Fla. In lieu of owers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.support. woundedwarriorproject. org. You may pay respects at www. charlottememorial.com.Hilda E. RamerHilda E. Ramer, 98, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at her residence in Port Charlotte, Fla. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Port Charlotte Chapel.John T. SutterJohn T. Sutter, 93, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. He was born Jan. 25, 1922, in Baton Rouge, La. Mr. Sutter moved to this area in 1987 from Baton Rouge. He was the former owner of Sutter Tile & Marble Company in Baton Rouge. Mr. Sutter enjoyed shing and hunting, and was a member of Burnt Store Presbyterian Church in Punta Gorda. He is survived by his son, Ed (Billie) of Burke, Va.; grandson, Chris (Laura) of Dallas, Ga.; and great-grandson, Holland. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church. In lieu of owers, memorial donations in Mr. Sutter’s name may be made to Burnt Store Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33955.ENGLEWOOD C. James LangeC. James “Jim” Lange, 73, of Rotonda West, Fla., and a seasonal resident of Mound, Minn., died suddenly Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at his Charlotte County, Fla., residence. He was born July 17, 1941, in St. Peter, Minn. Jim served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Second Lieutenant until the mid-1980s. An alumnus of Mankato University, he started his own medical company called Hartland Medical, which became a family business until he retired in 2000. He loved water-skiing, snow skiing, hunting, shing, boating and golf. He was employed by the Links Golf Club, as well as playing there frequently Wednesdays and Fridays. Jim was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge 2710 in Rotonda West, and a partner with his wife Ruth Anne in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Ruth Anne Lange; daughters, Roxanne Lange of Steamboat Springs, Colo., Catie (Travis) Clark of Des Moines, Iowa, and Alicia (Eric) Hoffmann of Corcoran, Minn.; sister, Katherine (Bob) Parten of Prior Lake, Minn.; sisterin-law, Jeanette Lange of Elk River, Minn.; ve grandchildren; and sever al nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Inurnment will be in Minnesota. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Charlotte County, 3440 Conway Blvd., Building 1, Suite D, Port Charlotte, FL 33952, in memory of Jim Lange. You may share a memory with the family at www.englewoodfh. com. Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory, Englewood, Fla.NORTH PORT Thurston H. CaswellThurston H. Caswell, 93, of North Port, Fla., died peacefully Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, N.H. He was born April 2, 1921, in Rye, N.H., the son of Chester and Astrid (nee Swenson) Caswell. Mr. Caswell served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps as a B-17 ight engineer. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was an avid pool player and a skilled woodworker. While living in Rye, Thurston ran the Bellyhack Tree Farm. He and his wife also enjoyed square-dancing, and were members of the Spindrifters Square Dance Club. After retiring in 1986, Mr. Caswell moved to North Port with his wife Elva. They enjoyed six years together. Mr. Caswell remained in North Port until moving to Kittery, Maine, in 2009, to be near family and friends. He is survived by his sons, David (Paula) of Eliot, Maine, and Paul of Portsmouth, N.H.; granddaughters, Kristin, Jennifer and Sarah; and a great-grandson, Max. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Elva (nee Ollis) Caswell, in 1998; and three siblings. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015, at J. Verne Wood Funeral Home in Portsmouth. Friends are invited. Burial will be in the spring. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the Veterans’ Museum, 100 Veterans’ Drive, Halls, TN 38040, in Thurston’s honor. Visit www. jvwoodfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest book.Janice Lee CollinsJanice Lee Collins, 70, of Nokomis, Fla., died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Arrangements are by Farley Funeral Homes & Crematory.George A. ReynoldsGeorge A. Reynolds, 82, of North Port, Fla., and New Bedford, Mass., passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Arrangements are by Farley Funeral Home, North Port.DESOTO Betty M. HaleBetty M. Hale, 76, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Arcadia, Fla. She was born May 3, 1938, in Holly, Mich., to Andrew and Ruth Weatherall Spring. In 1972, Betty and her family moved to Arcadia from Linden, Mich. They later moved to Orlando, Fla., where she resided for over 30 years. Betty was a member of Hiawassee Baptist Church in Orlando. She was a workaholic all of her life, instilling this characteristic in her children. Betty was last employed in the eld of property management. Her spare time was spent surrounded by her cherished family and her dog, Beaner. Her kindness and loving ways will be deeply missed. She is survived by her sons, Bryon (Tami) Jewell of Arcadia, Fla., and Scott (Tammy) Jewell of Lake City, Fla.; daughters, Michele Roseland of Madison, Wis., Karrie (Scott) Cason of Orlando, and Linda Houston of Chattanooga, Tenn.; brother, Roy (Dorothy) Spring of Holly; sisters, Joyce Stauffer of Holly, and Mary (Dan) Heatherington of Swartz Creek, Mich.; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Hale; daughter, Shannon Cason; infant son, Marlin Steven Jewell; brother, Andrew Spring; and her parents. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at North Hillsborough Baptist Church, which she attended upon returning to Arcadia, with Pastor Ellis Cross ofciating. Online condolences can be made at www. pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.James S. MarrinerJames S. Marriner, 82, of Zolfo Springs, Fla., passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. He was born Dec. 24, 1932, in Hutchinson, W.Va. Mr. Marriner moved to this area in 1999 from Crown City, Ohio. He retired as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, and, after retirement, he worked and retired as a Deputy at the Gallia County Sheriff’s Ofce. He enjoyed golfing, shing and camping; was an avid card player; and loved to read. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Charlotte; daughter, Cindy (Jim) Woods of Upper Marlboro, Md.; son, Jim “Sandy” (Angela) Marriner of Indianapolis, Ind.; sisters, Mary Louise (Bill) Leavitt of Lancaster, Ohio, and Phyllis J. Grubb of Mooresville, Ind.; grandchildren, Katherine Woods of Prince Frederick, Md., Jimmy Woods of San Diego, Calif., James Marriner and Joseph Marriner, both of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Travis Ostrander and Alyssa Pursell, both of Indianapolis; great-grandchildren, Bryton Gates, Devan Gates and Teagan Gates, all of Prince Frederick; sisters-in-law, Augusta (James) Spiher of Zolfo Springs, and Sarah (Bob) Roush of Alexandria, Va.; and brother-in-law, Bill (Diane) Westen of Dumfries, Va. Military services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 3, 2015, at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, Fla. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to Brookside Bluffs Chapel, c/o Brookside Bluffs Condo, Attn: Ed Bredeweg, 7750 Golf Blvd., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890; or Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. | OBITUARIESGilchrist Haywood Mercer Jr.Gilchrist “Haywood” Mercer Jr., 71, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte, Fla., with family by his side. Haywood was born and raised in DeSoto County, Fla., by his parents, Gilchrist Haywood Mercer Sr. and Georgia Ellen Mercer, alongside his six sisters. He was best known for his years during the s and s as the owner and operator of Mercer’s General Store in Fort Ogden, Fla., where he had settled to raise his two daughters. Affectionately known to the locals at Mercer’s Mall and Social Club, Haywood was given the honorary title of the Mayor of Fort Ogden. After his children grew up to begin their adult life, he made the decision to follow his dream and went into the real estate business in Charlotte County, Fla. As sole proprietor of Mercer Real Estate, Haywood enjoyed a very successful career, closing the doors only upon his retirement one month ago. He enjoyed his time away from work with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and was a die-hard Tampa Bay Bucs fan from day one, for better or worse ... Haywood is survived by his daughters, Hayley Marie and Ellen Marie; granddaughters, Charly Tomlinson, Jessie Lucia, Ashely Becker, Molly Tomlinson and Veronica Kleinz; great-grandchildren, Fallon June Bird, Jayla Lucia and Joseph Lucia; sisters, Marlyn Chaney, Carolyn Hoyt, Mabel Lowry, Freida Kay Mercer, Dorothy Grantham and Penny Mourer; many nieces and cousins; and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his granddaughter, Rebecca June Bowling. A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Kings Park in Fort Ogden. Before parting, Haywood let it be known that all were welcome to join in his Day and, of course — to Drink a Beer. DEATHS | 6 www.LTaylorFuneral.com Now Available to you 24 hrs A Day At Your Convenience TAYLOR FUNERAL and Cremation Services L arry Ol d Fashi oned Servi ce at a Pri ce You Can Afford 1515 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 (941) 833-0600 2 0 0 2 2 0 1 4 2002-2014 adno=50478539

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Our Town Page 6 E/N/C www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Thursday, February 26, 2015 FROM PAGE ONE Paul J. SchneiderPaul J. Schneider, 82, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Hardee Manor Health Center in Wauchula, Fla. He was born June 14, 1932, in New York City, N.Y., to Paul and Marie (nee Mikulik) Schneider. Paul served in the Navy, and then worked for AT&T in Albany, N.Y., and retired after 28 years. He moved from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to Florida 20 years ago. Paul was a Commander at the American Legion in Saratoga Springs, and Life member of the VFW, Elks and American Legion. He was a member of the Moose, 40/8 and ITAM. He is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife of 60 years, Mary Jane “MJ” Clark; and daughters, Patricia Morache, Kathy Schmitt and Teresa Bonesteel. He was preceded in death by his son, Paul Edward, who passed away 19 years ago. Inurnment will be at a later date in Washington state. To express condolences to the family, please visit www. ltaylorfuneral.com and sign the online guest book. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral Home.DEATHSFROM PAGE 5 For more Words of Comfort, go to www.wordsofcomfort.net Rigney said there are no Medicaid providers for 20 miles. “If someone gets Medicaid, we cannot see them at the free clinic because technically they have insurance. They just have no way to access it,” she said, adding Englewood doesn’t have pediatric services, and the Englewood Hospital is also not set up for pediatrics. Still, residents take their children to the ER for non-emergency treatment. Even worse, another local provider said she’s working with pregnant women living in the woods. Very often they don’t have a valid ID so they can’t immediately get prenatal vitamins or checkups. Once the child is born, Englewood parents without a vehicle often trade food stamps for a ride to the doctor’s ofce. “Charlotte County commissioners have ignored Englewood and its residents’ needs,” said resident Paul Waters. “They have had opportunities to locate industries here and rejected them. Without something like a distribution center, there are only jobs in lawn care, restaurants and retail businesses. These jobs don’t pay enough for people to pay rent or their bills.” One of the social services providers said she’s pleased when she gets a patient who lives on the Sarasota County side. She said there are some services that residents can get to in a round-about way because the Sarasota County Area Transit bus has one route in Englewood that goes to Venice. Some Englewood residents living on the Sarasota County side can be seen at the North Port Health Department. Without transportation, they can take the SCAT bus from Englewood to Venice and catch a connector bus to North Port for an appointment at the North Port health department. However, Pat Knox, outreach minister of St. David Episcopal Church Jubilee Center, said Sarasota County commissioners don’t recognize how difcult it is for residents to do all of that in order to get health care or other services such as rental or electric bill assistance. “Commissioners should really pay attention,” she said. “Without organizations and churches helping Englewood residents, we would have a lot more homeless people here. Our residents need the basics — food, clothing, shelter and affordable housing because there is none here. They need mental health services but there are none here.” Residents were asked what’s needed to x some of the community issues. One woman said because the area is “depressed,” some residents self-medicate and need help getting off drugs and alcohol. “They have nowhere to turn for rehab services,” Knox said. Another person said there are too many slum lords charging too much for housing. Rigney said some of the 1,000 clients who were seen at the free clinic last year could not read or write to ll out the basic forms required for treatment. On Wednesday, a reporter located a homeless man who called himself Charles, 59. He said he didn’t go to Tuesday night’s meeting but agreed with what most residents said about Englewood’s poor. “I’ve been homeless since 2008,” he said. “I used to live behind Elsie Quirk Library, but the Sarasota County deputies told me I had to leave. Now I live in a tent in the woods. I am hoping to get a house with another friend who lives in the woods near me. We both work. My friend makes $10 an hour. I do lawn care, but the grass really isn’t growing right now.” Charles said he knows of several others whose homes are in foreclosure and are about to become homeless. Eric Phelps, who attended the meeting, said he hopes commissioners in both counties will not forget the plight of poor people and the homeless is real in Englewood. “I know it was a priority for awhile, but commissioners should remember it’s not going away,” he said. “There are people suffering. It’s going to take more than promoting our beaches to make a difference for our local residents.” Data and input from community meetings like this week’s will be compiled in the spring and used by the health department for community improvements.Email: eallen@sun-herald.com RESIDENTSFROM PAGE 1 improving water quality, increasing seafood production and growing the region’s “Blue Economy.” With three contiguous National Estuary Programs, a growing aquaculture industry, and an expert marine science community, the Gulf Coast region of Florida is prime habitat for a healthy, protable, marine-sciences sector that the benets both our coastal environments and the people of our communities. We call these mutually benecial opportunities our “Blue Economy.” “From aquaculture and sustainable seafood to biomedicine and clean water our region literally brims with opportunities in the marine sciences,” Hanan said. “We can literally transform our region into a hub of marine innovation.” At the moment, Florida is not making the most of the resources, according to a report commissioned by the foundation. Florida imported more than $697 million of farmed sh and shellsh products in 2013. Yet the state exported just $15 million in similar products. As one example, the report notes that the economic value of Sarasota Bay is estimated at $11.8 billion. However, currently, only a sliver of it is being leveraged to drive research and economic development and sustainability in the region. The research identies assets and growth opportunities in the “marine-sciences cluster” including biomedicine, biotechnology, sheries, coastal ecology, sustainable food systems, agri-tourism, marine engineering, water quality and recreation. “Thousands of jobs and tens of millions of dollars in economic activity are already tied to businesses, resources, and habitats of our region’s waters,” said Teri A. Hansen, president and CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation. “By incentivizing our region to think big, form new partnerships, and create innovative ideas, Gulf Coast aims to inspire and fund new business approaches that can further diversify our regional economy while conserving coastal resources and feeding our communities in sustainable ways.” Diamandis, an entrepreneur who used the $10 million Ansari XPRIZE to help launch a boom in commercial space travel, said competition fosters collaboration and innovation, and incite change. “A thousand years ago the only people that could solve anything at a national or global level were kings and queens. ... A hundred years ago, it was the robber barons and industrialists,” Diamandis said. “Today, it’s any of us. It’s the innovators that you are calling to action with your prize.”Email: bbarbosa@sun-herald.comECONOMYFROM PAGE 1THE GULF COAST INNOVATION CHALLENGEThe Innovative Challenge is open to individuals, institutions, governments, nonprofit organi zations and for-profit businesses. All teams must include at least one nonprofit partner and have at least one member based or residing in the Gulf Coast region (Boca Grande through Manatee County) as served by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. For more information or to enter, go to www.gulfcoast challenge.org SUN PHOTO BY BRENDA BARBOSAAuthor and “X-Prize” creator Peter Diamandis gives a keynote address to an audience of hundreds at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center in Sarasota during the Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Better Together luncheon. “I think there’s been a denite spike in new claims that result from poor care,” Keim said. “I think that originates from under-staffing and poor training. More sicker patients, means more demands. It’s almost an impossible situation for staff.” Searches on the Clerk of Courts websites for Charlotte and Sarasota counties show about 120 nursing home negligence suits have been led locally over the past decade. More than half of those lawsuits were led since 2013. There already have been ve new cases this year. “(Lawsuits) do help because it shines a spotlight on the fact that there is a fundamental problem with stafng and training at nursing homes, and families aren’t going to stand by and watch loved ones suffer,” said Keim, who specializes in nursing home negligence cases. According to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, there are seven nursing homes in Port Charlotte and one each in Punta Gorda, Englewood and North Port. Six of those facilities have been ned by AHCA at least once since 2010, but each passed its last state inspection without any deciencies found. Just last week, the nursing home rating standards used by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services were revised, which “raised the bar for performance,” according to a CMS press release. The measure is intended to, in part, encourage nursing homes to make improvements. Carole Hansen started the Foundation Aiding the Elderly in Sacramento, Calif., more than three decades ago after her aunt died in a nursing home from an infected bed sore the family didn’t know about. Since then, Hansen’s nonprot advocacy group has been working toward putting an end to nursing home neglect across the country, but she points out it’s not an easy battle. “The only way (nursing homes) are being held accountable is when they are sued, because they aren’t afraid of state regulators,” Hansen said. “It’s a huge issue. And it’s worse now than it was 32 years ago (when FATE began).” The Kleckler complaint led last week alleges Jacqueline got an infection from being forced to sit in her own feces and urine for extended periods of time. She also suffered from a pressure sore due to lack of care, the suit claims. “I’m not very happy,” Richard Kleckler said. “But (the suit) isn’t about the money. It’s about stopping this.” The most recent Charlotte County nursing home negligence suit was led Monday by the family of Patricia Dupuis, with Miami-area attorney William Andrew Dean. The elderly Dupuis, who had been staying at Village Place Health and Rehabilitation Center in Port Charlotte, died in December. In this case, the plaintiff is alleging she was accepted to the assisted living facility “even though said admission was wholly inappropriate in light of the fact she required heightened nursing care and supervision” and “as a direct result of Village Place’s acts and omissions, Patricia Dupuis suffered unexplained injuries and numerous falls.” There are also allegations of inadequate stafng and training. A Village Place spokesman said the company does not comment on pending legal matters. About 70 percent of America’s more than 15,000 nursing homes have for-prot ownership, per data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All the local nursing homes are for-profit, except Douglas Jacobsen State Veterans Nursing Home in Port Charlotte.Email: akreger@sun-herald.comNURSINGFROM PAGE 1DETECTING NURSING HOME NEGLECTAccording to AARP, a panel of experts and former nursing home workers recently offered these 10 questions to ask of loved ones in nursing homes to help detect signs of improper care: How does the food look and taste? What sounds do you hear? What does it smell like? Is the staff overworked? How do residents spend their afternoons? How does the staff interact with each other? Do you see bruising? How does the home handle a fall? Are there unexplained bedsores? Are personal care needs being met? MURDOCK — Charlotte County commissioners are taking another stand in a decade-long dispute with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice over what they say are excessive charges for juvenile detention care. The commission has decided to restart monthly payments to the DJJ for costs associated with detaining young offenders. However the county, which withheld any disbursements from July 2014 through January, will only pay a portion of what the DJJ demands. Because the county asserts it is owed $1.3 million in overpayments, commissioners elected to pay only $18,000 monthly, or what they believe to be the true cost, of the $48,000 mandated pay ment, starting in February. “It’s a bargaining chip,” Commissioner Chris Constance said. The ongoing controver sy stems from 2004, when the Legislature adopted a so-called cost-sharing measure with counties regarding juvenile detention. Counties allege the DJJ unfairly interpreted the legislation. For example, while DJJ pays for time spent in detention after nal disposition but before commitment to a residential facility, the two sides differ on who is responsible for the costs of housing juveniles prior to the disposition of their cases. In a 2012 lawsuit, Charlotte is among about 20 other counties claiming they were overbilled by the DJJ for the cost of detaining juvenile offenders. And the courts have agreed with them. In June 2013, the 1st District Court of Appeal upheld an administrative law judge’s ruling that the state wrongly changed the billing rules beginning in FY 2009, bilking counties out of millions and prompting the lawsuit that led to the ruling. The Florida Association of Counties says the counties were overcharged a total of more than $170 million. The state appeals court, though, stopped short of requiring reimbursement. In January, the DJJ used new calculations in determining how much it overcharged counties, if anything, for its services. Charlotte is pursuing its lawsuit. “Our top priority is meeting the needs of the youth in our care and we’ll continue to work with communities to nd a path forward that will benet Florida’s children and families,” said Heather DiGiacomo, DJJ director of communications. In 2013 and part of 2014, Charlotte paid $18,000 per month, which was computed under the correct method, according to county ofcials. But since July, the county declined to provide any reimbursement, withholding a total of $336,000, based on the mandated $48,000 monthly gure, pending the lawsuit’s outcome. Other counties, such as Sarasota, also refused to pay any juvenile detention costs but are now revisiting their position as well. With this week’s vote, Charlotte commissioners made a concession to reinstitute the $18,000 monthly payment for juvenile detention services. This came over objections from Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch, who argued that the county should retroactively compensate the DJJ for the past seven months as a sign of “good faith” as the legal battle continues. “It might be a step backwards if we just send the $18,000 (this month),” Deutsch said. “(The DJJ) may look at as a little bit of an insult.” But Commissioner Ken Doherty supported the compromise plan going forward. “I’m not going to be bashful about bringing up the fact they owe us some money, too, but I think this is fair,” Doherty said. Recouping the money owed may be difcult to achieve, however, since the DJJ is facing a severe budget shortfall, Commissioner Bill Truex said.Email: groberts@sun-herald.comCharlotte county protests shift of DJJ costsBy GARY ROBERTSSTAFF WRITER

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The Sun /Thursday, February 26, 2015 www.sunnewspapers.net E/N/C Our Town Page 7 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS ENGLEWOOD — A 17-year-old boy has been accused of molesting a female student at Lemon Bay High School. The suspect, Tyler Bragg, has been accused of sex crimes by three teenage girls in the past 16 months. The latest charge against Bragg — lewd and lascivious molestation — comes this week after a 14-yearold girl he had been dating was interviewed by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Ofce. The girl said Bragg groped her under her shirt and reached down her pants while she and Bragg were waiting for a ride at the school in October. The report shows the girl told Bragg she didn’t like what he was doing and to stop, but “he continued to grab the victim’s breasts and buttocks while in school (this continued for approximately a week).” Bragg, of the 700 block of Boundary Boulevard in Rotonda West, was arrested Tuesday and turned over to the state Department of Juvenile Justice. Bragg was previously arrested in November, when he was 16, in relation to two sexual-battery cases involving different girls. In one case, an 18-year-old girl who had been staying at Bragg’s home told the school resource ofcer at Lemon Bay in October that she had been forced to have sex with the boy multiple times earlier in the year. In the another case, a 14-year-old girl claims she was sexually assaulted multiple times between October 2013 and February 2014. That alleged victim told author ities the encounters were consensual in the beginning, but she later tried to ght Bragg off and he held her down and burned his initials on her shoulder, a sheriff’s report shows. Another time, authorities said Bragg used a knife to carve his initials on the victim’s shoulder. Bragg is scheduled to appear in court April 7 for a case management conference related to all the charges against him.FHP: Motorcyclist hits dogEAST OF PUNTA GORDA — A 71-year-old motorcyclist was seriously injured Wednesday after striking a dog and being thrown from the bike, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Harold Zenger, with passenger Jane Zenger, 68, was driving his Yamaha motorcycle east on Washington Loop Road — west of Rustic Drive — around 11 a.m. when a “large white dog” entered his path, the report shows. The Zengers were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers. Jane’s injuries were minor. The couple, from Fort Myers, wore helmets. Charlotte County Animal Control took the dog from the scene, but authorities could not conrm the dog’s condition later in the day. Man struck, killed by vehicle on U.S. 41SOUTH VENICE — A 55-year-old Sarasota man was killed while standing in the northbound lane of U.S. 41 south of Jacaranda Boulevard Tuesday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The FHP is withholding identication of the victim pending notication of the family. According to a report, Gregory Albertson, 54, of North Port, was driving a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country north in the left lane on U.S. 41 shortly before 8 p.m., approaching Jacaranda in South Venice, as the man was standing in the roadway. Albertson failed to see the pedestrian, who was wearing dark-colored clothing, and his car’s front left collided with the man, throwing him face-down into the center median, the report shows. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the FHP. Albertson was not hurt. No charges were led.Report: FSW teacher arrested againPORT CHARLOTTE — A Florida SouthWestern State College philosophy teacher who was arrested earlier this month for allegedly beating his pregnant girlfriend was taken into custody again Wednesday. Albert Enderede Lyngzeidetson, 54, allegedly violated a no-contact order by sending the victim emails, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Ofce. The report shows some of the messages were sent from a friend’s email address in an attempt to mask that it was actually the suspect trying to reach her. The victim, who was hospitalized early Feb. 13 after allegedly being attacked for trying to smoke a cigarette, realized the origin of the emails and called authorities. Lyngzeidetson, who is suspended with pay, was hired by FSW in August 2013. He teaches one class at the Charlotte campus in Punta Gorda and two classes at the Lee campus in Fort Myers.Cops: Second dine-and-dasher caughtENGLEWOOD — A 43-year-old Port Charlotte woman couldn’t run from her restaurant bill forever. Shannon Lynn Nix and Stephen Sharpe, 45, also of Port Charlotte, tried to leave Lake View Restaurant on South McCall road on the evening of Feb. 15 without paying for their $46 meal, which included steak and lobster, according to a Charlotte County Sheriff’s report. The restaurant owner became aware of the dineand-dash scheme, stopped the two apparently drunk patrons from leaving and called the cops. When deputies arrived to question the suspects, Nix reportedly ed the area. Authorities arrested Sharpe at the scene, and nally caught up with Nix on Tuesday. The two were charged with obtaining food with intent to defraud. Nix reached a plea deal and was sentenced to probation Wednesday. Sharpe’s case is still pending. Towed Fiat ignites on I-75SARASOTA COUNTY — The Florida Highway Patrol reported a vehicle re at 1:18 p.m. Tuesday on the northbound side of Interstate 75 at the 211 mile marker in Sarasota. A 2007 Winnie recreational vehicle traveling north on I-75 was towing an unoccupied 2012 Fiat 500, which caught on re, according to a report. The RV driver saw the smoke and pulled off onto the shoulder north of the Fruitville Road exit. The Sarasota County Fire Department responded and doused the re. Northbound I-75 was temporarily closed in the area. There were no injuries or charges. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Michael James Auclair, 63, 100 block of Eppinger Drive, Port Charlotte. Charge: battery. Bond: $5,000. Julia Gail Baker, 27, 100 block of Annapolis Lane, Rotonda West. Charges: sale of opium or a derivative and posses sion of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $15,000. Stephen Maurice Barnes, 39, 2200 block of Flarabanna St., North Port. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: DUI). Bond: none. Christopher Allen Campbell, 24, of Tampa. Charge: violation of probation (original charges: two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and one count each of posses sion of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia). Bond: none. Patrick Faye Collins, 37, of Decatur, Ala. Charges: occupied burglary and petty theft. Bond: $30,000. Jacob Johnathan Evan, 28, 400 block of West Grace, Punta Gorda. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: $645. Jessica Ashley Griffith, 24, 22300 block of Peachland Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation (original charges: petty theft). Bond: none. Jeffery Lynn McDonald, 54, 29400 block of Clark Drive, Punta Gorda. Charge: DUI. Bond: $1,500. Benny Jean Newell, 46, 6400 block of San Casa Drive, Englewood. Charge: violation of probation (original charges: criminal mischief). Bond: $1,600. Daniel Arthur Pierce, 43, 2400 block of Starlite Lane, Port Charlotte. Charges: two counts of violation of probation, and one count each of driving without a license, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: none. Leann Sandlin, 37, 6300 block of Talbot St., North Port. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: driving with a suspended license). Bond: none. Christopher Daniel Straub, 28, 200 block of Parkview Drive, Venice. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: grand theft). Bond: none. Ryan Clayton Cole, 23, 6800 block of Villaview Drive, Punta Gorda. Charge: violation of a pretrial release condition. Bond: none. Christina Marie Cooper, 43, homeless in Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of an injunction. Bond: none. John Calvin Davis, 43, 3500 block of Stockton Road, Port Charlotte. Charge: grand theft. Bond: none. Michael Edward Dittes, 51, 13500 block of Darnell Ave., Port Charlotte. Charges: occupied burglary and petty theft. Bond: $11,000. Damien Joseph Mosser Jr., 37, 3300 block of Pinetree St., Port Charlotte. Charge: battery. Bond: none. The Punta Gorda Police Department reported the following arrests: Willie James Alston, 69, 500 block of Carmalita St., Punta Gorda. Charge: simple assault. Bond: $7,500. Joseph Peyton Wallace, 19, of Cape Coral. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $5,000. The North Port Police Department reported the following arrests: Wesley Baker, 53, 2900 block of Greendale Road, North Port. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Victor Melnitchouk, 25, 3800 block of Tonkin Drive, North Port. Charges: burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and theft. Bond: $50,000. Nakita Starks, 24, of Fort Myers. Charges: two counts of theft, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuana, resisting property recovery from a merchant, resisting an officer without violence, destroying evidence and attempt to solicit or conspire in a third-degree felony. Bond: none. Angel Bryce, 32, 8000 block of Hyde Park Ave., North Port. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: possession and/or use of narcotic equipment). Bond: $5,000. Anthony Cabrera, 37, 3000 block of Greendale Road, North Port. Charge: theft. Bond: $1,500. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: David Ashcraft, 25, 1500 block of Keyway Court, Englewood. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: sale, manufacture or delivery of drugs). Bond: none. Gregory Bell, 49, 300 block of N. Jackson Road, Venice. Charge: violation of probation (original charges: trafficking in stolen property and falsifying information for a metal recycler). Bond: none. Ryan Burnett, 31, 600 block of Gulf Gate Drive, Venice. Charge: violation of probation (original charges: disorderly intoxication and assault on a person 65 years old or older). Bond: none. Justine Dziuba, 30, 800 block of E. First St., Englewood. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: DUI). Bond: none. Andrew Galehouse, 30, 600 block of Landover Terrace, North Port. Charge: possession of marijuana. Bond: $500. — Compiled by Adam Kreger, Lorraine Schneeberger and from Bradenton Herald reportsReport: Boy molested girl at school | 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. SARASOTA COUNTY — A pool of nearly 30 potential jurors was whittled to seven — six and an alternate — in jury selection Wednesday in the trial of a young North Port man accused of raping two teenage girls. Anthony James Jacot, 21, sat mostly still in his seat next to his Port Charlottebased defense attorney, Mark De Sisto, at the Sarasota County Justice Center. Jacot wore glasses, a blue jacket and khakis, and m ade very little eye contact with potential jurors, as the state and defense questioned the candidate pool for the better part of Wednesday, but smiled at a joke De Sisto made about the Super Bowl during inquiries. Jacot faces a maximum 60-year sentence if convicted. Jacot’s Aug. 14, 2014, arrest in North Port led to ve charges — one count of sexual battery, three counts of lewd or lascivious behavior, and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He initially was charged with two counts of sexual battery, however one of those counts was amended earlier this week. Jacot, who remains in custody at the Sarasota County Jail, was 20 at the time of his arrest, and the alleged victims were all minors. According to police reports, Jacot began a sexual relationship with one girl when she was 15, after meeting in January 2014 at the Port Charlotte Town Center mall. They had multiple sexual encounters at Jacot’s home, where he lived with his parents. The girl told police that Jacot used alcohol and drugs and had extreme mood swings, during which he would become physically and sexually abusive. Reports state the girl was choked and raped by Jacot 12 separate times. A second girl reported to authorities in July that Jacot raped her when she was 17 years old. That girl reported that Jacot repeatedly punched her in the head and choked her before raping her after she refused to have sex with him. Both girls reported that the accused used alcohol and drugs, including morphine and synthetic marijuana. The seven-juror panel is made up of four women and three men, with one of them an alternate. Twelfth Circuit Judge Charles Roberts will preside over the trial that’s expected to last about a day. “It could spill into Friday morning for deliberations, so I want you all to be prepared for that,” said 12th Circuit Judge Frederick Mercurio, who presided over W ednesday’s jury selection. Three potential jurors spoke up during questioning by Assistant State Attorney Kristina Lawrence about their “bad experiences” with law enforcement in the past. The three men, who all were dismissed, recalled personal experiences with police that they believed could inuence their ability to objectively listen and believe testimony from an ofcer expected to be called to the witness stand during the trial. Lawrence and De Sisto each had one hour to question and evaluate the potential jurors before making their selections. Lawrence reminded the jury panel that physical evidence is not always present in sex crimes, and that the law states the age of consent in Florida can be 16 years old (if a 16-year-old is consenting to having sex with someone age 16 to 23). “You’re not allowed to consider maturity (of a victim) — just age,” she stated. De Sisto reiterated to the jury panel that a defendant’s right to remain silent is not an implication of guilt, and that jurors need to use “your heart, mind, the law and common sense to do this job.” “It is normal human reaction to ask why a person might have committed a crime ... but the credibility (of witnesses) is your main job,” he said. The trial gets underway with opening statements beginning at 9 a.m. today at the justice center.Email: sgholar@sun-herald.comJury seated in trial of North Port man accused of raping teensBy SAMANTHA GHOLARSTAFF WRITER JACOT adno=50477422

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Our Town Page 8 E/N/C www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Thursday, February 26, 2015 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS SARASOTA COUNTY — The Florida Department of Health and Sarasota County’s Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost health services at South Sarasota County sites during March. Services include diabetes education and screening, blood pressure tests, pregnancy testing, no-cost HIV and sexually transmitted disease testing, body mass index (BMI) measurement, health education, tobacco cessation referrals to any of the three no-cost options offered by Tobacco Free Florida’s Ways to Quit,” and adult immunizations, including u shots. No appointment is needed. A registered nurse is available at all sites. Testing is fast and easy; there is a fee associated with some services. HIV rapid testing results are available in 20 minutes. STD testing results are sent to you using a special coded text message. A number of adult immunizations, including u shots, the pneumonia vaccine, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (TDaP) vaccine, and Hepatitis A and B vaccines, are offered. Many of these vaccines are available at no-cost to adults who qualify. Credit or debit card payment is accepted. Staff also assists individuals who lack medical insurance and do not have a healthcare provider to nd a medical home for ongoing health care. While these services are most often provided in a 40-foot-long bus, there are times when services are provided inside the facilities visited. The following is a schedule of South Sarasota County dates and locations for the mobile unit: North Port Monday, 9:30 a.m.3 p.m. at Walmart, 17000 Tamiami Trail March 16, 10 a.m.2 p.m. during the Holiday Park manufactured home community health fair, 4501 Holiday Park Blvd. March 27, 9:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. at Goodwill Manasota Center, U.S. 41 and Sumter Boulevard March 30, 9:30 a.m.2 p.m. at Publix at Heron Creek Towne Center, 1291 S. Sumter Blvd.Englewood Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St.Venice Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.3 p.m. at Salvation Army Family Store, 1160 U.S. 41 Bypass S. March 18, 9:30 a.m.noon at Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, 1400 Ogden RoadLaurel March 18, 1-4 p.m. during the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program at Sandra Sims Terry Community Center, 509 Collins RoadNokomis March 11, 9 a.m.noon at Nokomis Park Community Center, 234 E. Nippino Trail For more information, call 941-861-5000 or visit www.sarasotahealth.org.Mobile health services offeredPROVIDED BY THE SARASOTA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

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The Sun /Thursday, February 26, 2015 www.sunnewspapers.net E/N/C Our Town Page 9 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Look for a third crossword in the Sun Classified section. It’s a good idea to thank the person who rings up your grocer ies or bags them. It’s just good manners, right? Today is a particularly good day to thank some folks for helping out in the community, in ways you might not know. The United Way has designated today as “Publix Appreciation Day.” The reason is this: Publix employees contribute more than anyone else to the United Way campaigns, year in and year out. This year, they have committed to $187,000 in Charlotte County alone. That’s a lot of money, considering most of it comes from people who are on the front line of retail. In addition to the contributions of its employ ees, Publix Charities kicks in another $139,400 for the same campaign. This is huge, consider ing the local United Way ofce’s campaign goal is $900,000. That’s more than a third of the campaign. But it’s not just about the money. That money goes a long way toward helping the three dozen nonprot agencies that receive funding from United Way. This is the Boy & Girls Clubs, the Girl Scouts, the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. When the United Way has its annual Day of Caring, you know Publix employees are going to a be a big part of it. Last year, more than 75 of them participated. They helped bag rice for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, and painted some of the rooms at the AMIKids Crossroads foster care facility in eastern Charlotte County and at the Englewood YMCA. They helped to prepare for a yard sale at the cash-strapped Time Out Respite Care in Charlotte Harbor, and landscaped at the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition headquarters in Murdock. I remember covering Days of Caring one year, and running into Publix employees everywhere I went. I know at least one person who is going to thank Publix employees today. That’s Angie Matthiessen, the resource development manager for United Way of Charlotte County. She’s in charge of the campaigns, and gets around to all the Publix stores in our area. “Publix is considered a critical partner in the United Way’s efforts to im pact change in Charlotte County,” she said. “Their corporate philosophy directly links to the pride Publix employees take in their jobs, and how they support the community. Publix’s principle areas of concern are youth, education and health.” Angie had some good ideas for thanking these employees for their gifts back to the community: Visit a Publix. Write a thank-you note for your favorite associate. Take a “sele” with them and post it to Facebook. Write a note on your Facebook page or theirs, www.facebook.com/ publix. I regularly go to three Publix stores, and today I will try to hit them all. By the way, Publix is the No. 3 contributor to United Way across the nation. The employees, in 2012, contributed $27.9 million. Publix Charities added $21 million, for a total of $48.9 million. And this is a company that has stores in only six of the 50 states. Chris Porter is executive editor for the Sun newspapers. He can be reached at porter@sun-herald.com.A good day to thank the folks in green PHOTO PROVIDEDPublix employees are a big part of the volunteer force on the United Way’s Day of Caring. Chris Porter SARASOTA — Twentyfour ofcers with the Sarasota Police Department will begin wearing body cameras as part of a yearlong pilot program. Ofcials discussed how the cameras will work during a press conference Wednesday in Sarasota. Chief Bernadette DiPino and the department began researching the body cams in October 2013 — prior to the racial unrest in Ferguson, Mo., that brought the issue to the forefront. In June 2014, the SPD used a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to purchase 24 Taser AXON Flex body-worn video cameras to be used by ofcers working in the Patrol Division during the test phase, according to information provided by the SPD. Six ofcers will wear the body cams during each of the department’s four shifts, ofcials said. Ofcers have ve ways to mount the cameras — on their sunglasses, collar, epaulette, hat or a head mount. At the end of each shift, ofcers will load about nine hours of video to a secured server through evidence.com. DiPino said ofcers can not delete, edit or alter the video, and it’s closely tracked. “I am an advocate for body worn cameras for our ofcers,” DiPino said in a statement. “This is just another way we want to continue to work to earn the trust of our community. ... the use of body-worn cameras is a natural progression and extension of our philoso phy of building trust and transparency. “I believe body-worn cameras modify behavior, ultimately making our ofcers and our citizens safer,” she added. The technology is the same as what’s used by the Sanford Police Department in Seminole County, Fla. The SPD plans to hold several community meetings in March for residents to give them a chance to learn about the cameras.Sarasota police to start wearing body camsSTAFF REPORT PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE SARASOTA POLICE DEPARTMENTOcers with the Sarasota Police Department will soon begin wearing body cameras as part of a year-long test program.

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Our Town Page 10 E/N/C www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Thursday, February 26, 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 letters@sun-herald.com. 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 IEWPOINTPerpetuating religious charade Happy to have Police Beat Trac issue, parking problem Independent probe needed Many, many thanks for help Divided country will not survive Another view of school raises Poll results: Lights onlyEditor: You recently published two letters explaining in very logical reasoning that there is no “daddy in the sky.” That was followed by two more letters disputing the premise of the rst letters. Over 2,000 years before Christ (according to the Torah), God “told” Abraham to move his bronze-age desert tribe out of their land. There were no written accounts, which wouldn’t have mattered since no one was literate. The story was told and re-told through the centuries. The odds of any degree of accuracy is innitesimal. The many “miracles” (e.g., walking on water, making wine from water, raising the dead, virgin birth, etc..) have no credibility in today’s extremely advanced scientic knowledge. Many of today’s Christian churches still threaten their parishioners with an eternal ery death if they die unforgiven. Needless to say, this is particularly frightening (and a form of abuse) to children. It’s very hard to realize that so many highly educated and otherwise rational adults can continue to perpetuate this charade.Hank Berlon Punta GordaEditor: I am writing in response to the woman who wants to see less detail in the Police Beat. She should move to Broward County. The general public is completely uninformed about the criminal activity in their community because the newspaper doesn’t report it and the local TV news can only cover so much. When I was the victim of a home invasion, it was reported in the Sun Sentinel two weeks later, only one sentence. My neighbors didn’t know, except for the few who heard me screaming as I chased the 17-year-old child up the street. When I was the victim of a purse-snatching, it was never reported in the newspaper. Yet a friendly police ofcer provided me with a report of all the criminal activity in my neighborhood in one year and it was staggering. When I visited Fort Lauderdale last month, the Sunday Sun Sentinel contained very little news, but a lot of advertising. There were absolutely no letters to the editor. I can only assume that they don’t care to hear any one’s opinion about anything, the money is in the advertising. So, the big city has changed to a newspaper with very little news, lots of advertising and little to nothing for police reports. I love this small town newspaper that reports everything, good and bad. If you don’t like it, you don’t need to read it, but at least the information about criminal activity is not being withheld.Joanne Pauloz Deep CreekEditor: I understand that the residential property on Cochran, from behind the Post Ofce to the rst nursing home (near Pelham), has been reclassied as commercial property. My concern is parking. Already, there is a beauty shop and a doctor’s ofce going in, with no additional parking provided. Cochran is too busy a street to allow curbside parking. Other counties require a cer tain number of parking spaces be provided before a permit is issued. I can see a big trafc problem in the near future if our county doesn’t require the same.Shirley Keck Port CharlotteEditor: An open letter to Gov. Scott and the members of Florida’s Cabinet: We are writing today to express our deep concerns about the lack of transparency surrounding the ring of former FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey and the hiring of his replacement, Rick Swearingen. There is intense public interest regarding this matter and we think it imperative that an independent investigation be conducted to address the serious constitutional issues related to Mr. Bailey’s departure. The continuing controversy erodes public trust and condence in the highest levels of our government. Additionally, the controversy and ensuing media coverage calls into question Florida’s well-deserved reputation as having the most progressive open government laws in the nation. State Attorney Willie Meggs has repeatedly stated his disinterest in conducting an investigation. Thus, we respectfully request that Mr. Meggs be asked to step aside so that a special prosecutor can be appointed to conduct a full and impartial investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr. Bailey’s departure. Public condence must be restored and our reputation as the Sunshine State protected. We look forward to your response.Barbara A. Petersen Florida’s First Amendment FoundationEditor: I would sincerely like to thank everyone who participated in my fundraising/victory bash event on Jan. 31. The outpouring of love and support from my family and friends was amazing! My family and I are forever grateful! Thank you to Allison Marcous for organizing the event along with the help of Michael Patterson, Denise Vaughn and Rosemary Eure of Lancaster and Eure. Thank you to Harpoon Harry’s and Corinne Wimberly and Kelly Liscum for hosting the event. Thank you to the Wyvern Hotel, Chris Heaxt and Curt Roundtree. Thank you to Kyle Fuchs for the design of the posters. Thank you to Buffalo Grafx and Dawn Marx for printing the posters. Thank you to Tanya Katzen and the arrangement of the T-shirts to be printed by Evans Hardware. Thank you to Karen Kalvin and her band Backlash for providing the awesome entertainment. Thank you to all who donated items for the silent auction, and thank you to Phil Wilson of Wilson Realty for being the auctioneer. To all who were unable to attend but donated, I thank you. It was a night to remember. Your love, prayers and support are greatly appreciated. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.Vickie Vaughn Ruanion Coral SpringsEditor: Lincoln reiterated the statement that Jesus made in saying, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” In the United States now, with bi-partisanship ever growing, those that are seeking to create chaos, fear and death through terrorism feed off this ever-growing American divide. We are instituting a new American civil war with words rather than weapons. ISIL watches. If we don’t start reaching across the proverbial aisle and closing ranks, this country will be further weakened. I had great respect for Mr. Guiliani until he made a remark beyond comprehension. In Chicago, I taught in a huge, gang-infested project community that Obama worked hard to clean up, and succeeded. There was love and passion there. Comments such as Guiliani’s feed the re of illogical discord. Democrats and Republicans might have different ideologies but now is the time to set those aside and join together. It is not the fault of one; the fault lies on both sides of the divide. In the foreward of “The Rise Editor: “School employees unhappy with raises” appeared in the Sun on Feb. 12. It would be nice to say that the reporter did a ne job with her article. One can only expect that the executive editor had the opportunity to read and give his authorization to let it run, as presented. This was not adequate as an in-depth investigative article pertaining to the full ramications pertaining Editor: The Municipal Service Tax Unit Advisory Committee has steamrolled over homeowners with its ill-conceived construction and demolition plans. The “master plan” proposal is a costly outline, only in MSTU’s collective imagination. Homeowners’ input into the plan has been squelched time and time again since December 2013. One thing in your recent edito rial rang true: Property owners pay the bills, so the decision Local doctors have out-of-box health care ideaOUR POSITION: It will take creative thinking — like the idea put forth by two North Port doctors — for Florida to rise above its poor performance in health care for its neediest residents.It’s no longer a debate that health care has become very expensive — even for those who make a good living. And, for Florida’s minimum-wage workers and those without full-time jobs, health care is often inaccessible, except through emergency rooms and free clinics. Imagine for a moment that health care could be as easy as joining a health club or the YMCA. What if you could pay a modest monthly fee and in return have the ability to get a doctor’s appointment whenever needed? And, when you need lab work, you can have that done for about 10 percent of the normal cost. Too good to be true? It sounds so. But two North Port physicians have offered up an idea for health service that is so outside the box it just may work. Drs. Lee Gross and William Crouch came up with the idea of an Epiphany Health plan — which would grow out of their Prime Health of North Port practice. They came up with the plan while considering ideas to prop up independent practices that are struggling to make it in today’s competitive market. The idea grew out of a discussion with a local employer who, seeking a way to lower his insurance costs, offered to pay the doctors directly for employ ees’ health care. The doctors came up with an idea to contract with patients and employers to provide primary care for a at monthly fee. The fee they came up with is $50 per month for an adult and $25 for a child. Patients must be between 5 and 64 (not eligible for Medicare). And, the treatments would not rule out pre-existing conditions. For that modest fee, each patient gets 25 visits to the doctor each year. And, for a little more money — $83 per month for one adult, $69 for a spouse, $49 for the rst child and $29 for other children — the doctors offer a few more bells and whistles. That would include an annual pap test, prostrate cancer blood test and a wellness lab panel once a year for the whole family. The plan is similar to others that are showing up nationwide as “concierge” doctoring looks to become a fad for the rich and not-so-rich. The doctors say they can offer cheaper prices because they have contracted with two national laboratories that allows them to pass on savings of 90 percent or more to patients. And, for example, they can send a patient for a chest X-ray for about “$22. If we need a CAT scan, we can get one for $175” According to Dr. Gross, he had a patient with r heumatoid arthritis who was quoted $1,800 for blood work. He was able to send her for the same diagnostics for “about $80.” The doctors presented their idea to the Health Innovation Subcommittee, chaired by Ken Roberson, R-Punta Gorda, in the Florida Legislature last week. The response was encouraging, they said. What they need from the Legislature to make it all work is to clarify that direct primary care practices are not health insur ance and not regulated as health insurance would be — a simple but important bureaucratic hurdle. In a state that leads the nation in sign-ups for Obamacare and where 20 percent of its people have no insurance, we believe it will take ideas like this to make a difference. Kudos to Drs. Gross and Crouch for forward thinking. Our lawmakers should take a hard look at the option. and Fall of the Third Reich,” William Shirer closed with these words, “In our new age of terrifying, lethal gadgets. the rst great aggressive war will be launched by suicidal little madmen pressing an electronic button” The suicidal madmen are here, and our house divided helps their evil cause. We need to listen to the wisdom of sane men rather than churn out hateful statements made by those who only serve to further divide us. Corinne Bosak Punta Gordato the raise that the Charlotte County School Board approved for support staff. Our school board did approve a 1.4 percent increase. That was the same amount administrators and teaching staff received. For the sake of this letter let’s anticipate that support staff make $20,000 a year, teachers make $45,000 a year and administrators make $75,000 a year. Do the math, at 1.4 percent, administrators would get a $1,039 raise, while teachers would receive $632. The support staff would get a whopping $277. The article also mentioned that the support staff in 2011, gave back 1.7 percent. There was no mention of what the teachers or administration gave back, if anything. A good investigative journalist would provide better facts than mentioned in this article. We should expect a more faultnding investigative approach when covering the actions of the county commissioners and the school board. It appears the Sun believes that “everybody” got what they deserve. After all, didn’t everyone get the same percentage? It appears that the Sun supports Obama’s position that the rich are getting richer while the wealth gap widens.Lloyd Stilson Port Charlottefor sidewalks rests with them. Everyone should allow property owners to dialogue and reach consensus. We take issue with one editorial statement: Neither the MSTU nor the author can claim that there is enough money for the proposed sidewalks until 100 percent of the construction plans are available and the cost analysis is complete. The results of a January 2015 South Manasota Key Sandpiper Key Association survey found: master plan, no; sidewalks, no; lighting, yes; landscaping, no. Finally, we have found over time that a MSTU poll would not be optimum. We respectfully request that the issue be resolved as a ballot referendum.Julie C. Ouellette Manasota Key

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The Sun /Thursday, February 26, 2015 www.sunnewspapers.net E/N/C Our Town Page 11 VIEWPOINTGenerally when a crisis occurs in a large organization, the CEO is expected to acknowledge and address the problem, keep stakeholders up to date on progress and be held accountable for the problems that occurred. Why is it then that Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott has been AWOL on the crisis within our prison system? Here are some of the problems: A record number of inmate deaths, suspicious deaths not reported as such, claims of widespread prisoner abuse, drugs and contraband, investigator reports ignored, investigators intimidated and silenced, potential inspector general retaliation and cover-ups, four Department of Corrections secretaries in as many years, crumbling buildings, leaky roofs, dilapidated vehicles, dangerously low stafng levels, excessive overtime costs, and questionable contracts for privatized services such as medical care. And yet when disturbing reports started surfacing — about a mentally ill prisoner who was scalded to death at Dade Correctional or a nonviolent offender seeking medical treatment who was punished and gassed to death instead — there was a shocking lack of concern from the governor. The silent indifference was so unsettling that former DOC Chief Jim McDonough exclaimed, “Where is the outrage?” To date, the governor has not directly acknowledged the problems, answered questions or communicated a plan of action. Instead he let his third DOC secretary, Mike Crews, take the heat. Crews resigned amid the growing scandal. Crews admitted that during the re-election campaign, the governor’s then chief of staff, Adam Hollingsworth, told him he needed to take a bullet for the governor. Crews expressed frustration that the governor and his staff were more concerned with crafting news releases than with doing what needed to be done to keep the institutions safe and secure. This behavior came from the very administration that touts accountability, transparency and business acumen. The DOC is responsible for the well-being of all inmates under its supervision. Currently its inmate population stands at 102,000 and the budget at more than $2 billion — more inmates, fewer staff and less funding than when Scott took ofce. For years the DOC has been understaffed, underfunded and not properly maintained. Turnover is high, morale is low and persistent efforts to privatize prisons and prison functions have drained resources from DOC needs. Even when Scott appointed Julie Jones as Crews’ replacement — the fourth to attempt to run the underfunded, understaffed, redheaded stepchild agency of the Scott administration — he failed to convey any outrage or plans to address the situation that had been festering in the public view for close to a year. Jones made some promising remarks to the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, for which I bestowed kudos and premature optimism for the department. However, that was short-lived. In short order Jones retracted her brave comments on private prisons cher ry-picking less expensive inmates and her stafng recommendations that were higher than what the governor included in his budget. Oops. Then in another disappointing move, she put a gag order on investigators to prevent them from discussing prison abuses. With all due respect, I want to retract my kudos. Jones has not proven to be the independent leader needed to right the ship. She needs to encourage investigators to seek out abuse, to x the problems (and not continue the pattern of covering them up) and to ght for the funding and stafng levels to meet the mission of the Department of Corrections. The corrections department’s website denes its mission quite simply: to protect the public safety, to ensure the safety of its personnel, and to provide proper care and supervision of all offenders under its jurisdiction while assisting their re-entry into society. By even the most generous of measures, DOC is failing that mission miserably. Florida Senate leaders on the issue — state Sens. Greg Evers, Rob Bradley and Jeff Clemens — have crafted meaningful policy changes to address the problems. They passed a bill out of committee creating an independent commission to oversee the troubled prisons. Jones and the Scott administration seem unsupportive even with the U.S. Department of Justice looking over Florida’s shoulder. Gov. Scott failed to fund the investigators Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey requested before Scott’s minions forced him out. Perhaps his ouster had more to do with the prison mess than we originally thought. Did he have to take a bullet, too? The cynic in me is starting to believe that the Scott administration doesn’t want to x the problems at the department and doesn’t want to fully investigate the abuse that has been and still is occurring. In the meantime, people in state supervision are dying and the state is exposed to costly litigation and liability. Perhaps this is the means to an end and Scott’s true mission is to fully privatize Florida’s prisons — at any cost. Paula Dockery is a syndicated columnist who served in the Florida Legislature for 16 years as a Republican from Lakeland. Readers may reach her at PBDockery@ gmail.com. Privatizing prisons could be Scott’s end game Paula Dockery Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli is right: No one has really made the case to him or anyone that the statutory language of SB 1030, legalizing low-THC medical marijuana, is awed; but it absolutely is and must be xed legislatively. I’m willing to accept partial blame here. The conversations surrounding 1030 have largely been driven by two groups of political actors: advocates like me, who have criticized the law as weak, while pushing for a much broader law like what was on the 2014 ballot, or in the current bills by Sen. Jeff Brandes and Rep. Greg Steube, and industry players like Costa Farms and the Stanley Brothers, who have focused their energies (and lobbying/ legal teams) on creating a more favorable business model within the connes of the law. My position — and the position of the advocacy organizations I head, Florida for Care and United for Care — remains that “Charlotte’s Web” doesn’t go far enough to help all sick and suffering Floridians. But it can help some of those suffering, with statutory changes. The perfect should never be the enemy of the good, so I’d like to weigh in on this debate. Putting aside the issues with the business model the law establishes (which have already been exhaustively addressed by those who seek to prot from it) here are some xes that the Legislature must make in order for the law to work for patients and industry. These changes all primarily apply to the one group noticeably absent from this dialogue, physicians: The requirement that physicians “order” medical marijuana must be changed to “recommend” or “certify the use of.” As a DEA Schedule 1 substance, physicians are at risk of losing their DEA licensure and potentially being prosecuted for prescribing marijuana (or any Schedule 1 drug). Legally, the term “order” is identical to “prescribe.” Without this simple change, most conscientious physicians simply will not put themselves at the risk of providing this treatment option to their patients. The language, “if no other satisfactory alter native treatment options exist for that patient,” leaves doctors liable in a potential malpractice tort to a nebulous argument that an alternative did in fact exist. Following the previous points, for minors — which were a primary concern of the debate on SB 1030 in the 2014 session — a second physician must concur with the order of medical marijuana, making the process even more onerous and subjecting a second doctor to liability for the same reasons cited above. The requirement that dispensing organizations employ a physician onsite also presents a signicant liability to doctors. Massachusetts had a similar requirement in its regulations (not statutes) and the DEA weighed in, threatening the registrations of doctors either employed by or on the board of such organizations. Finally, and par ticularly problematic given the crucial roles of doctors in this whole process, there are zero liability protections afforded to said doctors. Opponents of the constitutional amendment repeatedly said that the liability protections it provided were too broad, but I never heard anyone argue that no such protections should exist. In fact, they must in order for a medical marijuana law to function properly. So Speaker Crisafulli (and Rep. Matt Gaetz, Sen. Rob Bradley and others in the Legislature who argue that 1030 must be implemented fully before attempting a more comprehensive bill like Sen. Brandes’ or Rep. Steube’s), I implore you to consider these statutory changes if you want the good intentions of this law to actually work for the suffering Floridians it could help. And to the Costa’s and Stanley Brothers of the world, your voice is needed here as well. A better functioning business model is irrelevant if doctors won’t recommend medical marijuana to the patients who would patronize your nascent businesses. I hope the Florida Medical Association and other groups representing doctors read this. If these changes are not made, good, upstanding doctors will not recommend this treatment to their patients. Without these relatively simple xes the only doctors making these “orders” will be those unethical practitioners who proted from pill mills a few years ago. The genesis of this debate is the core of this (and any) medical marijuana law: the doctor-patient relationship. Politics and special inter ests might have obscured that in recent months, but no matter what your motive for wanting this law implemented, if that relationship is ignored this law will never function properly, except to line the pockets of shady doctors looking for their next prescription racket. Of course, another solutions exists: scrap 1030 altogether and pass the Brandes and Steube bills this session. Just make sure doctors are appropriately protected in doing so. Ben Pollara was the campaign manager for the organization that advocated for the passage of Amendment 2 in the 2014 general election. 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Our Town Page 12 E/N/C www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Thursday, February 26, 2015 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Creating just the right color, second-grader Keira Hundley takes her time stirring the paint for the right shade of blue for the Water abstract. Second-grader Madison Murray, rst-grader Helena Gerow and third-grader Alexandra Huey discuss their next move as they work on the Water abstract. Kneeling alongside the Earth abstract, second-grader Aubrey Pelham gets some height as she uses the splatter method of applying paint. Third-grader Brandon Gebauer preferred to squat as he worked on his contribution to the Air abstract painting.SUN PHOTOS BY BETSY WILLIAMSEach of the four abstracts were created by groups of students on the oor of the VAC classroom. Second-grader Zak Williams uses a stick instead of a paintbrush on the Earth painting. Paintings complete, it’s time to wash up for second-grader Jared Bagan. Third-grader Robby Ball uses his own special splatter technique on the Fire painting.Students get to ‘Paint Like Pollock’

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www.sunnewspapers.net THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2015 T he Wire INSIDE The Dow ended up 15.38 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,224.57.— Page 4 — Dow ekes out another record close From the Deep South to the Mid-Atlantic, another winter storm was expected to bring more snow and ice Wednesday. — Page 2 —South braces for winter storm STATE NATIONAL WORLD BUSINESS WEATHER 1. Three in US accused of plot to aid ISIS Authorities say two of the men planned to fly to the Middle East and wage war against America. The third defendant is accused of helping fund the effort. See page 1.2. Lady Gaga joins cast of ‘American Horror Story’ The entertainer will join the fifth season of the hit TV series, which returns in October. See page 2.3. Spacewalking astronaut finds water in helmet The leak is scarily reminiscent of another astronaut’s near-drowning outside the International Space Station nearly two years ago. See page 2.4. Homeland Security funding bill vote nears If the current impasse leads to a partial shutdown of the federal department, GOP conservatives would likely shoulder any political blame that results. See page 1.5. Anesthesia safe for babies and toddlers? Scientists want to find out whether anesthesia can have harmful effects on a developing brain. See page 1.6. Purina defends dog food blamed in lawsuit The manufacturer says Beneful “kibble” style dog food is perfectly safe despite a California pet owner’s claim. See page 2. 7. $100M settlement for Florida smokers The settlement was reached between three tobacco companies and people who sued them for smoking-related deaths. See page 1.8. Fisherman off hook in grouper-tossing case The Supreme Court ruled that the fisherman should not have been ensnared by a law targeting accounting fraud. See page 6.9. Mote Marine’s ‘Shark Lady’ dies at 92 Dr. Eugenie Clark, the founder of Mote Marine Laboratory, and known for her innovative shark research, died Wednesday, the lab confirmed. See page 6.10. Injury to Derek Rose hits Bulls hard He’ll have surgery on his right knee for the second straight year — on the heels of a season he missed entirely following a torn left ACL. See Sports page 4.10 things to knowWASHINGTON — Three days before a partial Homeland Security shutdown, lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday for Senate passage of legislation to fund the agency without immigration-related provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. Approval in the Senate would send the issue to the House, where some conservatives derided the plan as a surrender to the White House. Other Republicans predicted it would clear, but Speaker John Boehner declined to say if he would put it to a vote. “I’m waiting for the Senate to act. The House has done their job,” he said at a news conference where he repeatedly sidestepped questions about his plans. Increasingly, though, it appeared the only alternative to House acceptance of the Senate measure — or perhaps a short-term funding bill — was the partial shutdown of a federal department with major anti-terror ism responsibilities — and the likelihood the GOP would shoulder whatever political blame resulted. The developments in Congress unfolded as Obama met at the White House with immigration activists before departing for a Shutdown showdownBy DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNERASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERSSenate readies vote on Homeland Security funding AP PHOTOHomeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, center, anked by former Homeland Security Secretaries, Tom Ridge, left, and Michael Cherto, gestures during a news conference in Washington. SHOWDOWN | 3 AP PHOTOCheyne Cottrell kneels down to surf a narrow tube formed by a wave in Palm Beach, Fla., Feb. 19. Scores of surfers were taking advantage of the high waves that accompanied the areas low temperatures and high wind gusts.Riding the tube with clarity of thoughtNEW YORK — Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group wage war against the United States, and federal ofcials said one of them spoke of shooting President Barack Obama or planting a bomb on Coney Island. Akhror Saidakhmetov was arrested at Kennedy Airport, where he was attempting to board a ight to Istanbul on his way to Syria, author ities said. Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev had a ticket to travel to Istanbul next month and was arrested in Brooklyn, federal prosecutors said. The two were held without bail after a brief court appearance. A third defendant, Abror Habibov, is accused of helping fund Saidakhmetov’s efforts to join the Islamic State group after Saidakhmetov’s mother took away his passport to try to prevent him from traveling. Habibov was ordered held without bail in Florida. The three are charged with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization. If convicted, each could face a maximum of 15 years in prison. “This is real,” New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton said. “This is the concern about the lone wolf, inspired to act without ever going to the Mideast.” The Department of Justice has charged roughly 20 people in the past year with planning to travel to the Middle East to ght alongside militants like the Islamic State group, which controls parts of Syria and Iraq. Federal ofcials have been concerned about Americans going overseas to train with these groups and return ing with plots to carry out attacks at home. Federal prosecutors say Juraboev, 24, rst came to the attention Alleged ISIS plot thwartedBy COLLEEN LONGASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER AP PHOTOIn this courtroom drawing, defendant Akhror Saida khmetov, left; interpreter, center; and defendant Abdu rasul Hasanovich Juraboev, appear at federal court in New York on terrorism charges, Wednesday.PLOT | 3 MIAMI — A $100 million settlement has been reached between three major tobacco companies and hundreds of people who sued them for smoking-related deaths and illnesses in Florida federal court. The tentative agreement announced Wednesday involves R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA Inc. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. The deal resolves about 400 cases pending before a federal judge in Jacksonville, Fla., but does not affect thousands of other lawsuits pending in Florida state courts. “With respect to the cases pending in state court, we will continue to defend them vigorously, which includes appealing adverse verdicts,” said Jeff Raborn, vice president and assistant general counsel for R.J. Reynolds, based in Winston-Salem, N.C.. The lawsuits stemmed from a 2006 Florida Supreme Court decision, known as Engle v. Liggett Group, which threw out a $145 billion class-action verdict against $100M settlement for hundreds of Fla. smokersBy CURT ANDERSONASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERSMOKERS | 3 WASHINGTON — Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to nd out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers. It’s a balancing act: Doctors don’t want to unnecessarily frighten parents whose tots need general anesthesia for crucial surgery. There’s no clear evidence of side effects, such as learning or Anesthesia unsafe for babies?By LAURAN NEERGAARDASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERBABIES | 3

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Page 2 WIRE www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Thursday, February 26, 2015 NATIONAL/WORLD NEWS | HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONSouth braces for winter storm(AP) — From the Deep South to the Mid-Atlantic, another winter storm was expected to bring more snow and ice Wednesday to many areas that were hit hard just last week. Part of the system was also forecast to hit the Midwest. Schools, daycares and ofces closed ahead of the storm and governors once again declared states of emergency. The most intense part of the storm was forecast for north Texas eastward to North Carolina and Virginia. Snow accumulations could be 6 to 8 inches or higher in some places. By early Thursday, forecasters said, relief in the form of higher temperatures is expected.After spacewalk, astronaut reports water in helmetCAPE CANAVERAL (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts breezed through a lube and cable job outside the International Space Station. But afterward, one of the men reported water in his helmet, scarily reminiscent of a near-drowning in orbit two years ago. Astronaut Terry Virts reported the water while he waited in the air lock for Wednesday’s spacewalk to formally conclude. The amount of water increased slightly, but he appeared to be in no immediate danger, said Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, who helped to remove his suit.70-vehicle pileup in snowy Maine injures at least 17ETNA, Maine (AP) — More than 70 vehicles got tangled up in a series of chain-reaction pileups Wednesday along a snowy stretch of Interstate 95 in Maine, injuring at least 17 people, state police said. The pileups in Etna, near Bangor, happened at about 7:30 a.m. and involved several cars, a school bus and a tractor-trailer, state police spokesman Steve McCausland said. No fatalities were immediately reported, but McCausland said some of the injuries were serious. Emergency personnel climbed on top of cars to reach motorists stuck in the middle of the jumble of vehicles. McCausland said one veteran trooper described the site as a “giant pile of metal.” State police said the crash was the biggest in Maine in more than 15 years.Lady Gaga joins cast of ‘American Horror Story’NEW YORK (AP) — TV is Lady Gaga’s new platform: After an impressive performance at the Oscars, the singer announced she will join the cast of “American Horror Story.” FX conrmed Wednesday that the pop star will join the fth season of the hit series, which returns in October. No details were provided. Gaga tweeted a horror ick-inspired video of herself in a mask. She said the name of the show’s new season is “American Horror Story Hotel.” The 28-year-old Grammy-winning singer starred in the 2013 lm “Machete Kills.” She earned rave reviews for her performance honor ing “The Sound of Music” at Sunday’s Academy Awards. LADY GAGATJ Maxx, Marshalls to follow Walmart with pay raisesNEW YORK (AP) — The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods stores said Wednesday that it will boost pay for its U.S. workers to at least $9 per hour. The announcement by TJX Cos. comes a week after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would increase wages for its employees and is a sign that more competitors may follow suit. Low-paying retailers are having a harder time retaining workers as the job market improves.Lawsuit filed against Purina SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dog owner has led a lawsuit against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating the company’s dry dog food. Pet owner Frank Lucido led the suit on Feb. 5, in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California against Nestle Purina PetCare Company. Lucido claims he fed his three dogs Beneful, and in a month, two were sick and one was dead. The suit alleges the food contains an animal toxin used in automobile antifreeze. In the suit, Lucido alleges that in the past four years, 3,000 consumers have complained online about dogs becoming ill or dying after eating Beneful, having shown “consistent symptoms,” including stomach and related internal bleeding, liver malfunction or failure, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, weight loss, seizures and kidney failure. Purina’s website says it uses “an FDA-approved food additive” that is also in human foods. | HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLDAbducted Syrian Christians moved to militant strongholdBEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have moved a large group of Christians they abducted to one of their strongholds as ghting raged on Wednesday between the extremists and Kurdish and Christian militiamen for control of a chain of villages along a strategic river in northeastern Syria, activists and staterun media said. The Khabur River in Hassakeh province, which borders Turkey and Iraq, has become the latest battleground in the ght against the Islamic State group in Syria. It is predominantly Kurdish but also has populations of Arabs and predominantly Christian Assyrians and Armenians.3 Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying drone in ParisPARIS (AP) — Three AlJazeera journalists have been arrested for illegally ying a drone in Paris Wednesday, after unidentied drones ew over the Eiffel Tower and key Paris landmarks for a second night running. It’s further bafed French authorities who are investigating a spate of unidentied ying objects in the Paris skies at a time of high security across the country. The foreign nationals aged 70, 54 and 36 — who work for the Doha-based international broadcaster — were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after police spotted a drone ying in the Bois de Boulogne woods in western Paris, said Paris prosecutors’ spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre.Afghan avalanches kill scores of peoplePANJSHIR VALLEY, Afghanistan (AP) — Avalanches caused by a heavy winter snow killed at least 124 people in northeastern Afghanistan, an emergency ofcial said Wednesday, as rescuers clawed through debris with their hands to save those buried beneath. The avalanches bur ied homes across four northeast provinces, killing those beneath, said Mohammad Aslam Syas, the deputy director of the Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority. The province worst hit appeared to be Panjshir province, about 60 miles northeast of the capital, Kabul, where the avalanches destroyed or damaged around 100 homes, Syas said.Ukrainian POWs dig out bodies of comrades killed at airportDONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian POWs in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk began a task Wednesday that strained their hearts as well as their muscles: digging through the rubble to retrieve the bodies of fellow soldiers killed last month in the bitter battle for the city’s airport. Associated Press journalists saw at least four bodies being carried out of the once-glitter ing, now-obliterated Donetsk airport terminal. A Ukrainian ofcial said seven in all were retrieved. Rebel representatives said many more soldiers were still buried under the collapsed building, but provided no gures. One captive soldier saw two friends being pulled out of the rubble, as the facility’s twisted steel beams and smashed cement walls were being sawn into pieces and towed away.Jamaica decriminalizes small amounts of ‘ganja’KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island’s famed reggae music. After many years of dialogue about the culturally entrenched drug, and emboldened by changes to drug laws in U.S. states, Jamaica’s Parliament on Tuesday night gave nal legislative approval to an act decriminalizing small amounts of pot and establishing a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry.Fake US aircraft carrier the target in Iranian drillTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With rockets roaring and guns blazing, more than a dozen swarming Iranian speedboats assaulted a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier Wednesday during large-scale naval drills near the strategically vital entrance of the Persian Gulf. The nationally televised show of force by the country’s elite Revolutionary Guard comes just weeks ahead of a deadline for Iran and world powers to forge a historic deal on the fate of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.Rio officials probe source of fish die-offRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s state environmental agency is trying to determine why thousands of dead sh have been found oating in waters where next year’s Olympic sailing events are to be held. The agency says the sh were discovered Tuesday by inspectors conducting routine water testing in Rio’s sewageand trashlled Guanabara Bay. It says an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the die-off, with results expected next week. 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The Sun /Thursday, February 26, 2015 www.sunnewspapers.net WIRE Page 3 FROM PAGE ONE ALMANAC Today is Thursday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2015. There are 308 days left in the year. Today in history On Feb. 26, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from exile on the Island of Elba and headed back to France in a bid to regain power. On this dateIn 1904, the United States and Panama proclaimed a treaty under which the U.S. agreed to undertake efforts to build a ship canal across the Panama isthmus. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson signed a congressional act establishing Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. In 1940, the United States Air Defense Command was created. In 1945, authorities ordered a midnight curfew at nightclubs, bars and other places of enter tainment across the nation. In 1952, Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that Britain had developed its own atomic bomb. In 1962, after becoming the first American to orbit the Earth, astronaut John Glenn told a joint meeting of Congress, “Exploration and the pursuit of knowledge have always paid dividends in the long run.” In 1993, a truck bomb built by terrorists exploded in the parking garage of New York’s World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others. In 2012, Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot to death in Sanford, Fla., during an altercation with neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who said he’d acted in self-defense. (Zimmerman was subsequently acquitted of second-degree murder.) Today’s birthdays Game show host Tom Kennedy is 88. Singer Fats Domino is 87. Singer Mitch Ryder is 70. Actress Marta Kristen (TV: “Lost in Space”) is 70. Rock musician Jonathan Cain (Journey) is 65. Singer Michael Bolton is 62. Actor Greg Germann is 57. Bandleader John McDaniel is 54. Actress Jennifer Grant is 49. Rock musician Tim Commerford (Audioslave) is 47. Singer Erykah Badu is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Rico Wade (Society of Soul) is 43. Olympic gold medal swimmer Jenny Thompson is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kyle Norman (Jagged Edge) is 40. Actor Greg Rikaart is 38. Rock musician Chris Culos (O.A.R.) is 36. Rhythm-and-blues singer Corinne Bailey Rae is 36. Country singer Rodney Hayden is 35. Tennis player Li Na is 33. Actor Alex Heartman is 25. Actress Taylor Dooley is 22. AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) — A metro Atlanta man told police a spider thief snuck into a crawlspace under his home and stole five of his 18 pet tarantulas. Austell police say they’ve issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of possessing the arachnids. Dwayne Melton tells WSB-TV the spiders live beneath his Austell home in individual containers, where they hibernate during the winter until spring arrives. Melton said he didn’t know his spiders were missing until he got a phone call from Animart Pets in Austell, where employees said someone had just sold five tarantulas to the business. Melton then identified the spiders as his and police began investigating. It wasn’t immediately known when the theft happened, and details about the suspect weren’t available.ODD NEWS Hibernating pet tarantulas stolen from crawlspace of house cigarette makers. That decision let stand ndings that the companies knowingly sold dangerous products and hid smoking hazards, meaning future juries could consider that as proven fact. But the ruling also required smokers and their families to pursue individual wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits based on cigarette use. The settlement Wednesday, which requires nal approval from a federal judge, would end the federal cases that would have taken years had they gone to trial. “Whenever people are suffering, we always welcome serious, fair offers that may more quickly resolve their claims and help them move on with their lives as best they can,” said Joe Rice, co-founder of the South Carolina-based Motley Rice law rm and a chief negotiator for the plaintiffs. Under the deal, R.J. Reynolds and Richmond, Virginiabased Philip Morris would each pay $42.5 million and Lorillard, based in Greensboro, N.C., would contribute $15 million. Each individual plaintiff who agrees to the settlement can share in the funds, but any that do not may negotiate further. The goal, Rice said, is for full participation. “We’ve committed to try to get 100 percent of the cases resolved, and if we don’t we’ll go back to the table,” he said. The settlement does not affect those federal cases that have already been tried or are on appeal. It will use a model formula based on past trials and rulings to determine how much money each plaintiff could receive, subject to approval by U.S. District Judge William G. Young. Still, the companies and plaintiff lawyers were optimistic the federal lawsuits are near an end. “We are pleased to have these federal Engle cases behind us,” said Ronald Milstein, Lorillard’s executive vice president and general counsel. “This settlement will provide immediate compensation to our clients, many of whom are very elderly,” said at torney Robert J. Nelson of the San Franciscobased Lief Cabraser law firm.SMOKERSFROM PAGE 1 attention impairment, in youngsters. Wednesday, an anesthesia research group, partnered with the Food and Drug Administration, said it’s time for a large study of children younger than 3 to settle the question. Meanwhile, “surgeons, anesthesiologists and parents should consider carefully how urgently surgery is needed, particularly in children under 3 years of age,” concluded a report in The New England Journal of Medicine co-authored by the FDA’s current and former anesthesia chiefs along with doctors in the SmartTots research partnership. Already, in the vast majority of cases, children that young only undergo surgery if it is medically necessary, not elective. Some operations, such as to correct birth defects, have better outcomes at earlier ages, surgeons recently told the FDA. “Millions of kids safely undergo anesthesia,” stressed SmartTots co-author Dr. Beverley Orser, a professor of anesthesia at the University of Toronto. Those drugs have been used for decades so any big risk would have been spotted by now, she said. But with animal studies raising the possibility of subtle effects on behavior or learning, “we have to sort this out,” Orser added. At issue are drugs used for general anesthesia and sedation, not local anesthetics. Questions began years ago when experiments in newborn rats showed such drugs could kill certain brain cells. The FDA formed a partnership with the International Anesthesia Research Society, called SmartTots, to better study the issue. In 2012, SmartTots, the FDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a public caution about the uncertainty. Wednesday’s report says studies in a range of species, including baby monkeys, have found similar neurotoxic effects. Do they have lasting consequences? In some cases, the animals showed later impairments in memory and attention. Importantly, the cumulative dose mattered. That doesn’t automatically translate to risk for humans. A few studies have tracked youngsters who underwent anesthesia earlier in life. Some haven’t found problems, but one found those who received anesthesia multiple times had a higher risk of learning disabilities. Yet those kinds of studies can’t tell if any problem was due to a drug, the stress of surgery or the original medical condition, Orser noted. The proposed next step: A large, multihospital study that would assign youngsters now undergoing surgery to different kinds of anesthesia, and compare their outcomes. What’s the message for parents? Occasionally, some ask about this issue, and doctors must help them weigh an unknown risk with the fact that “your child needs to have surgery, and they do need an anesthetic,” said Dr. Allison Kinder Ross, chief of pediatric anesthesia at Duke University Medical Center, who wasn’t involved with Wednesday’s report. But anesthesia is used with some nonsurgical procedures, too, such as to keep tots still during MRI scans — and Ross said that’s an area to try alternatives. For example, Duke has had parents or nurses crawl inside scanners to hold a child. “Under 3 is certainly more challenging, but it’s doable for a lot of kids,” Ross said.BABIESFROM PAGE 1 of law enforcement in August, when he posted on an Uzbek-language website that propagates the Islamic State ideology. “Greetings! We too want to pledge our allegiance and commit ourselves while not present there,” he wrote, according to federal authorities. “Is it possible to commit our selves as dedicated martyrs anyway while here? “What I’m saying is, to shoot Obama and then get shot ourselves, will it do? That will strike fear in the hearts of indels.” Ofcials said they believed he planned to travel from Turkey to Syria to join the terror group. Prosecutors say Saidakhmetov, 19, also threatened an attack in the U.S. if he was unable to join the Islamic State. Juraboev’s plans included attacks against Obama or planting a bomb on Coney Island, ofcials said. Federal ofcials say Juraboev identied Saidakhmetov as a friend with a shared ideology. The two exchanged messages on how to get overseas, and Saidakhmetov and an informant watched videos of Islamic State training camps in Syria, according to court papers. Saidakhmetov told the informant in September that he wanted to travel to Syria for jihad, or holy war, but that his concerned mother conscated his passport, the complaint said. He said he would lie and tell her he planned to go to Uzbekistan to visit relatives. When he called to ask for his passport back, she hung up the phone. “The ow of foreign ghters to Syria represents an evolving threat to our country and to our allies,” said state U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, who is Obama’s choice to be U.S. attorney general. Saidakhmetov’s attorney, Adam Perlmutter, said his client was a “young, innocent kid” who would plead not guilty. “This is the type of case that highlights everything that is wrong with how the Justice Department approaches these cases,” Perlmutter said. Juraboev’s attorney had no immediate comment. Saidakhmetov booked a ight to Turkey on Feb. 19 and seemed like just another “regular American teenager,” said workers who helped him at Nil Travel in Coney Island. “He was just like anyone around us. He was totally normal. He wasn’t nervous,” said assistant manager Frank Cakir. “It’s just scary.” Cakir said Saidakhmetov asked for the least expensive ight to Turkey and paid $571 by credit card for a round-trip ticket. Habibov, 30, operates kiosks that repair phones and sell kitchenware in malls in Jacksonville, Fla.; Savannah, Ga.; and Philadelphia. He employed Saidakhmetov last fall and winter and said he would help fund his travel, prosecutors said. The two were spotted in Brooklyn purchasing a ticket for Saidakhmetov to travel to Turkey, ofcials said.PLOTFROM PAGE 1 speech in Florida, where more than 23 percent of the population is of Hispanic descent. One person attending the meeting, Frank Sharry quoted Obama as saying Republicans were engaging in “kabuki” to appease conservatives who adamantly oppose presidential directives that would allow more than 4 million immigrants to remain in the country without threat of deportation even though they came to the country illegally. Later, in Florida, Obama predicted his administration would win a victory at the appeals court in its bid to overturn a ruling that has blocked his immigration policies from taking effect. “If we don’t, we’ll take it up from there,” he said, appar ently referring to an appeal to the Supreme Court. The president had already arrived in Florida aboard Air Force One when the Senate took the rst of several votes that could be required to pass the stand-alone spending bill. The tally was 98-2, reecting a bipartisan sentiment that it was time to bring the current episode to a close. The Homeland Security funding legislation has been at the core of a politically charged struggle for weeks in the Senate. Democrats have repeatedly blocked action on the measure, objecting that it included House-passed immigration provisions that the White House opposed. With the threatened partial shutdown approaching, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., retreated on Tuesday, offering separate votes on two bills. One would provide DHS funding, while the other would repeal Obama’s immigration directives issued last year. Democrats initially said they wouldn’t agree unless Boehner signed on to the deal, but after a closed-door meeting, the party’s leader gave his consent. “It’s an important step to be able to send to the House of Representatives a bill that funds the Department of Homeland Security,” said Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada. Moments later, he and McConnell jointly pledged to pass a funding measure swiftly without the immigration provisions attached. McConnell said he hoped it could be cleared and “sent back to the House this week.” The precise timing of the bill’s passage appeared to depend in large measure on the response of some of the Republican Party’s most dedicated opponents of easing immigration laws. Among them, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a potential presidential contender in 2016, told reporters he saw nothing to be gained from delaying the bill’s inevitable passage by a day or so. Another, Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, declined to comment. Across the Capitol, House Republicans met privately to discuss the Senate measure as Boehner marked time, and lawmakers were told to be prepared to spend the weekend in the Capitol to resolve the issue.SHOWDOWNFROM PAGE 1 LIST OF SUNDAY’S OSCAR WINNERSBest picture: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).” Actor: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything.” Actress: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice.” Supporting actor: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash.” Supporting actress: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood.” Directing: Alejandro G. Inarritu, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).” Foreign language film: “Ida.” Adapted screenplay: Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game.” Original screenplay: Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr. and Armando Bo, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).” Animated feature film: “Big Hero 6.” Production design: “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Cinematography: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).” Sound mixing: “Whiplash.” Sound editing: “American Sniper.” Original score: “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Original song: “Glory” from “Selma.” Costume design: “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Documentary feature: “CitizenFour.” Documentary (short subject): “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1.” Film editing: “Whiplash.” Makeup and hairstyling: “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Animated short film: “Feast.” Live action short film: “The Phone Call.” Visual effects: “Interstellar.” (San Francisco Chronicle) — Scientists training their instruments on the skies have caught the world’s major greenhouse gas right in the act of warming the planet, researchers reported Wednesday, providing the rst direct evidence that human activity is dangerously altering the environment. The instruments captured more than a decade of rising surface temperatures, changes that were directly triggered by the atmosphere’s increasing burden of carbon dioxide, a team of scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley reported. That gas, whose main source is emissions from burning fossil fuels, has long been the principal culprit in global warming investigations by the vast major ity of the world’s climate scientists. Its rising levels in the atmosphere have been the basis for increasingly strong warnings about global warming by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, known as the IPCC. “We have known for decades that there must be an effect, but getting a direct measurement and isolating the carbon dioxide component are a technological coup,” Christopher B. Field, a senior scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University who has led two major IPCC reports, said in an email. The Berkeley scientists’ study, he said, provides concrete evidence for the rst time of carbon dioxide’s effect on global warming. In November, the U.N. panel issued its fth and most alarming report on the effects of greenhouse gas emissions. It warned that global ice caps are melting, Arctic sea ice is diminishing, droughts, heat waves and storms are intensifying, coral reefs are dying, and many creatures on land and in the sea are migrating toward the poles.Study finds gases cause global warming

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And when they do lend, it can be at rates in excess of 10 percent, even to borrowers with excellent credit. Fortunately for consumers, new intermediaries — peer-to-peer lending platforms — are bridging the gap, enabling ordinary people to lend or borrow. Think of them as eBays for money: Just as eBay brings buyers and sellers together, peer-to-peer platforms bring borrowers in need of loans from $1,000 to $35,000 together with investors who want to earn better returns than those offered by banks. The peer-to-peer platforms grade borrowers based on their credit scores, which are then used to set the interest rates they will pay for the loans they receive. Investors usually don’t lend to a particular borrower. Instead, their investments, which can be as low as $25, are pooled together with loans from others. Once a loan is funded, the peer-to-peer lender issues it to the borrower but takes an origination fee. The amount depends on the grade of the loan. As the borrower repays principal and interest, the investors receive their share of the repayments. The two largest peer-topeer platforms, Lending Club and Prosper, have grown from online curiosities in 2007 to a duopoly that has facilitated more than $8 billion in loans, most of it in 2014 alone. Should you consider peer-to-peer lending, either as a borrower or an investor? For some, it may have advantages. The marketplace often functions in a faster, more efcient manner than loan ofcers at a bank branch. Even so, the risks are similar. Peer-to-peer marketplaces are relatively new. They’re regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and are required to register in individual states as well. Lending activities must comply with federal and state consumer lending laws. Here’s what Consumer Reports suggests keeping in mind before turning to a peer-to-peer platform:If you’re looking for a loan Check your credit score. Your FICO credit score will give you a general idea of what grade you’ll receive from Lending Club and Prosper, which in turn will inform the interest rate on your loan. Know that there will be fees. Prosper calls them closing fees and Lending Club calls them origination fees, but in both cases, the platform charges you for completing a loan. Fees range from 0.5 percent to 5 percent of the value of the loan, which is comparable to the fees that banks charge for credit card balance transfers, and they’re deducted from the amount of the loan. Apply at both. You may nd different rates at the two platforms, so make comparisons to determine the better offer. Don’t ask for more money than you need. You can borrow $1,000 to $35,000, but the more you borrow, the more you’ll pay in interest. If you want to invest Steel yourself for some level of risk. Remember, you’re making an unsecured loan to unknown borrowers, Consumer Reports says. According to Lend Academy, a website that focuses on the peer-topeer lending industry, 1 percent to 10 percent of three-year loans issued from 2009 through 2012 across all credit risks weren’t paid back. That means that investing in higher-yielding, higher-risk loans could put a dent in your returns. Diversify. Both Lending Club and Prosper encourage you to diver sify your investments. By lending, say, $50 to 40 borrowers with the same rating, instead of $2,000 to one, you reduce the risk that comes with a borrower who defaults on a loan. Use the community. An online network has grown alongside peer-topeer lending platforms, creating databases and other resources to share wisdom about investing in such loans. Remember that your competition is Wall Street. Hedge funds have been taking increasingly bigger bites out of the peer-to-peer marketplace, essentially employing their algorithms to cherry-pick the juiciest loans, leaving the regular Joe and Jane investors with fewer choice loans. eBays for borrowers, lenders NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average notched its third record high close in a row Wednesday, even as other market indexes ended lower. Trading was relatively subdued as investors reviewed the latest corporate earnings news. Utilities stocks were among the biggest decliners. Energy stocks rebounded as oil prices broke a ve-day slide and climbed back above $50 a barrel. Wall Street also kept an eye on Federal Reserve Chief Janet Yellen’s second appearance before Congress in two days. Her remarks didn’t generate any major mar ket-moving news. A day earlier, Yellen suggested that the Fed is not in a hurry to raise interest rates. “The market is just trying to gure out whether the next move is up or down,” said David Lebovitz, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. The Dow ended up 15.38 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,224.57. McDonald’s was the biggest gainer in the 30-company index, climbing 3.9 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped 1.62 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,113.86. The Nasdaq shed 1 point, or 0.02 percent, to 4,967.14. The three indexes are all up for the year. The Dow and S&P 500 closed at record highs on Tuesday after investors were encouraged Yellen’s remarks on interest rates. Lower rates make borrowing easier and tend to be a plus for nancial markets. The Fed has kept its benchmark rate near zero since 2008. Most economists anticipate that a rate increase is not likely before June or even later this year. A key factor in that decision will be ination. That’s one reason investors will be focused on the release of the latest consumer price index on Thursday. “That should provide a little bit of insight on what the Fed’s next move might be and when it may occur,” Lebovitz said. The three indexes opened lower on Wednesday, then veered between small gains and losses through much of the day. In the last hour of trading, the Dow eked out a gain.Dow ekes out another record close | BUSINESS BRIEFSPurchases of new homes in U.S. hold near six-year highWASHINGTON (Bloomberg) — Newhome sales in January held close to the fastest pace in more than six years, consistent with slow and steady progress that’s been the hallmark of the U.S. housing market since early 2012. Americans purchased 481,000 properties at an annualized rate last month, little changed from the 482,000 pace in December that was the strongest since June 2008, Commerce Department data showed Wednesday in Washington. Since a lull in July, sales of new homes have climbed 21 percent. Employment oppor tunities, historically low mortgage rates and an increase in household formation are underpinning demand for homes as rents rise.American Express raises interest rates on some credit cardsNEW YORK (AP) — American Express increased interest rates on some of its credit card accounts by an average of 2.5 percentage points in recent weeks, a spokeswoman for the company said Wednesday. Spokeswoman Elizabeth Crosta declined to say how many of its roughly 42 million cards would be affected. But she said Wednesday that it was a “small percentage” of its customers. American Express had been charging a lower interest rate, as much as 3.25 percentage points, on its credit cards compared with rates its competitors charge for customers with similar credit scores, Crosta said. The increase was authorized after an analysis showed the difference. Customers affected will be notied and will have the option to keep the card at the higher interest rate or cancel their cards.

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Page 6 WIRE www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Thursday, February 26, 2015 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 Coral 0-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 Hazardous Source : scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the AccuWeather.com 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 Today Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Gulf Water Temperature Source : National Allergy BureauPunta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W WORLD CITIESCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES CONDITIONS TODAY TIDES AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice. ALMANAC Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is 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: 02/26/15677369696355 TODAY Mostly cloudy, scattered rain74 / 5460% chance of rainCloudy with a passing shower or two70 / 5630% chance of rain FRIDAY Variable clouds with a few showers76 / 6520% chance of rain SATURDAY Clouds and sun with a shower or two84 / 6420% chance of rain SUNDAY Sunshine and patchy clouds83 / 6225% chance of rain MONDAYAir Quality Index readings as of WednesdayMain pollutant: ozoneForecasts and graphics, except for the WINK-TV 5-day forecast, provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Punta Gorda through 5 p.m. Wednesday24 hours through 5 p.m. Wednesday 0.00” Month to date 2.97” Normal month to date 2.15” Year to date 3.61” Normal year to date 3.95” Record 2.41” (2004) High/Low 80/62 Normal High/Low 78/55 Record High 86 (2013) Record Low 32 (1989) Today Fri. Today Fri. Today Fri.Apalachicola 61 42 c 62 45 pc Bradenton 68 52 sh 69 54 c Clearwater 66 51 sh 67 52 c Coral Springs 87 64 pc 76 67 sh Daytona Beach 68 48 r 63 53 c Fort Lauderdale 85 64 pc 76 67 sh Fort Myers 77 57 t 73 60 sh Fort Pierce 79 55 t 71 58 sh Gainesville 67 43 r 65 45 c Jacksonville 62 42 c 60 45 pc Key Largo 81 67 pc 76 68 sh Key West 80 68 pc 75 68 sh Kissimmee 69 52 sh 67 54 c Lakeland 68 50 sh 68 52 c Melbourne 74 53 t 68 56 c Miami 87 67 pc 78 70 sh Naples 77 59 t 74 61 sh Ocala 67 44 r 65 48 c Okeechobee 76 54 t 70 56 sh Orlando 68 53 sh 68 54 c Panama City 57 40 c 59 42 pc Pensacola 52 35 pc 55 37 s Pompano Beach 87 64 pc 77 69 sh St. Augustine 63 46 r 59 50 c St. Petersburg 66 51 sh 67 54 c Sanford 69 51 sh 67 53 c Sarasota 67 52 sh 69 54 c Tallahassee 61 38 c 61 40 pc Tampa 67 52 sh 69 54 c Titusville 69 52 sh 66 55 c Vero Beach 78 54 t 71 58 sh West Palm Beach 87 62 t 76 67 c Winter Haven 70 52 sh 69 54 cToday 8:44p 4:24a ----Fri. 10:08p 5:40a ----Today 7:21p 2:40a ----Fri. 8:45p 3:56a ----Today 6:26p 1:01a ----Fri. 7:50p 2:17a ----Today 9:16p 4:53a ----Fri. 10:40p 6:09a ----Today 5:36p 1:19a ----Fri. 7:00p 2:35a ----SSW 8-16 1-3 Light NW 7-14 3-6 Moderate 74/54 73/51 78/56 79/59 72/51 71/51 75/52 76/52 77/54 67/52 68/52 73/58 71/54 77/57 71/50 74/53 77/57 74/51 74/51 70/51 70/52 68/50 68/51 66/51 71/50 67/53 72/55 69/53 73/50 68/52 70/52 70/50 67/52 66/51 72/56 77/59 75/5566 Pollen Index readings as of Wednesday Today Fri. Today Fri. Today Fri. Today Fri.Albuquerque 47 23 c 38 25 r Anchorage 31 18 s 33 25 pc Atlanta 46 28 c 45 29 pc Baltimore 33 18 sn 30 10 pc Billings 17 3 pc 23 10 s Birmingham 45 22 pc 41 21 s Boise 50 32 sh 51 32 sh Boston 21 13 sn 24 8 pc Buffalo 13 -4 sn 9 -2 pc Burlington, VT 11 -5 pc 15 -7 pc Charleston, WV 33 13 sf 22 7 pc Charlotte 41 27 c 44 22 pc Chicago 14 -2 sf 15 -4 s Cincinnati 24 4 sf 20 -3 pc Cleveland 13 -4 sn 12 -4 pc Columbia, SC 46 31 c 51 29 pc Columbus, OH 19 0 sf 15 -6 pc Concord, NH 20 4 pc 22 -1 pc Dallas 37 20 c 32 25 c Denver 20 4 sn 21 3 sn Des Moines 9 -7 pc 15 0 s Detroit 16 -4 sf 17 -1 s Duluth 6 -10 pc 16 -2 s Fairbanks 20 3 c 23 4 pc Fargo 4 -15 s 13 -1 s Hartford 22 9 c 26 2 pc Helena 28 8 sn 25 10 sf Honolulu 83 69 pc 81 69 sh Houston 56 33 pc 51 35 c Indianapolis 20 -3 sf 16 -4 s Jackson, MS 46 24 pc 42 28 s Kansas City 21 1 pc 22 11 s Knoxville 39 23 c 31 17 c Las Vegas 67 45 s 64 47 pc Los Angeles 71 53 pc 68 55 pc Louisville 31 11 sf 24 9 s Memphis 39 19 c 31 23 s Milwaukee 12 -1 pc 15 -1 s Minneapolis 8 -6 pc 15 0 s Montgomery 50 30 pc 52 30 s Nashville 41 18 c 31 18 s New Orleans 53 36 pc 54 40 s New York City 27 17 sn 28 12 pc Norfolk, VA 34 24 sn 33 20 pc Oklahoma City 36 15 pc 30 18 sn Omaha 14 -2 pc 22 9 s Philadelphia 29 20 sn 29 12 pc Phoenix 76 51 s 77 57 pc Pittsburgh 24 4 sn 16 -2 pc Portland, ME 21 6 pc 23 4 pc Portland, OR 55 45 sh 53 35 sh Providence 23 12 c 26 7 pc Raleigh 37 21 sn 39 20 pc Salt Lake City 45 32 r 48 31 sh St. Louis 26 5 sn 21 8 s San Antonio 57 31 pc 41 34 r San Diego 66 56 pc 66 59 pc San Francisco 66 55 pc 62 52 sh Seattle 54 43 sh 54 38 sh Washington, DC 35 24 sn 34 17 pc Amsterdam 47 36 r 45 33 sh Baghdad 68 47 s 74 48 s Beijing 40 22 s 38 25 pc Berlin 47 30 s 46 31 sh Buenos Aires 80 64 r 79 58 s Cairo 76 58 pc 83 53 s Calgary 22 10 pc 21 8 sf Cancun 85 70 t 85 72 t Dublin 45 34 pc 46 43 pc Edmonton 18 4 s 16 1 sf Halifax 26 10 c 22 6 pc Kiev 42 36 sn 45 36 c London 54 35 r 48 39 pc Madrid 60 45 pc 55 36 c Mexico City 76 45 s 74 46 pc Montreal 8 -7 pc 10 -1 pc Ottawa 6 -12 pc 11 -4 pc Paris 52 37 sh 46 31 c Regina -2 -20 s 8 -11 pc Rio de Janeiro 94 76 pc 92 76 pc Rome 60 41 pc 58 41 pc St. John’s 32 14 pc 26 3 c San Juan 86 75 s 85 75 s Sydney 80 69 t 80 70 sh Tokyo 47 41 r 53 39 c Toronto 12 -8 pc 15 -2 pc Vancouver 49 36 pc 51 34 pc Winnipeg 4 -14 pc 12 -2 s 72/52High ...................... 85 at Tamiami, FLLow ................ -28 at Embarrass, MNFt. Myers 77/57 storms all day Punta Gorda 74/53 storms all day Sarasota 67/52 showers all day Full Mar 5 Last Mar 13 New Mar 20 First Mar 27 Today 12:44 p.m. 1:36 a.m. Friday 1:34 p.m. 2:28 a.m. Today 6:56 a.m. 6:27 p.m. Friday 6:55 a.m. 6:28 p.m. Today 12:24p 6:11a ---6:37p Fri. 12:47a 7:00a 1:12p 7:25p Sat. 1:33a 7:45a 1:57p 8:09p(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday) MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 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. WEATHER/STATE NEWS WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida sherman convicted of tossing undersized grouper off his boat is off the hook after a divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that he should not have been ensnared by a law targeting accounting fraud. In a 5-4 decision the justices threw out the conviction of commercial shing boat captain John Yates, who was prosecuted under a law passed in the wake of the Enron scandal. Yates was convicted of getting rid of sh he had caught that were under the minimum legal size permitted in the Gulf of Mexico. A Florida sh and wildlife ofcer said Yates illegally dumped the smaller sh overboard to avoid prosecution. The law’s anti-shredding provision prohibits destruction of “any tangible object” during a federal investigation. But Yates argued that the law was aimed at the destruction of nancial documents — not sh. Explaining the decision, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that given the context and purpose of the law, it covers only objects used to record or preserve information and “does not include any and every object found on land or in the sea.” “Fish one may fry, but may one falsify, or make a false entry in the sea dwelling creatures?” Ginsburg said as she read a summary of her opinion from the bench. In an unusual lineup of justices, Ginsburg was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor. Justice Samuel Alito wrote a separate opinion agreeing with the result. In dissent, Justice Elena Kagan said Congress intended the law to have a wide scope to ban destruction of any physical evidence that could thwart law enforcement. “A sherman like John Yates, who dumps under sized sh to avoid a ne is no less blameworthy than one who shreds his vessel’s catch log for the same reason,” she said. Kagan’s dissent was joined by Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas. The case began in 2007 when a Florida sh and wildlife ofcer discovered 72 grouper on Yates’ boat that appeared to be smaller than the 20 inches permitted by law. The ofcer told Yates the sh would be seized once he returned to port. Once Yates returned, however, the ofcer found only 69 sh and many seemed longer than those he originally inspected. A crewmember later testied that Yates had ordered the undersized sh to be thrown overboard and replaced with larger sh. Yates was charged under the SarbanesOxley Act of 2002, which prohibits knowingly altering or destroying “any record, document, or tangible object” with the intent to obstruct an investigation. Congress passed the law after the Enron scandal, when scores of documents were shredded to conceal wrongdoing. A federal jury convicted Yates and he was sentenced to 30 days in jail. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in Atlanta upheld the conviction. In going after missing sh, critics said the government was using the law on a scale that Congress never intended. Yates argued that the phrase “tangible object” in the context of the law was limited to computers, servers or other storage devices used to preserve information. But the Obama administration said the plain language of the law included sh. It has been used in other cases where defendants destroyed a wide array of physical evidence, including human bodies, guns, drugs, cash and cars. Yates’ attorney, federal defender John Badalamenti, said his client was pleased with the court’s decision, though his days as a sherman are over. “He’s no longer able to sh because no boat owner will hire him since his arrest in this case,” Badalamenti said.Justices: Fisherman is off the hook in grouper-tossing case | HEADLINE NEWS FROM AROUND THE STATEKatherine the shark may be headed to GulfFORT MYERS (NewsPress) — Remember Katherine, the 2,300-pound great white shark that was roaming offshore of Southwest Florida last sum mer? She may be headed back for another visit. Marine scientists working aboard with OCEARCH, a nonprot group of researchers tagging and tracking great whites and other apex predators around the world, recently located her off Myrtle Beach, S.C., and it looks as though she’s heading south for the summer. Katherine, all 14-foot, 2-inches of her, is of particular interest because she’s expected to become sexually mature soon. Female great whites aren’t able to breed until they’re 14 to 16 years old, scientists think. At her size, OCEARCH biologists think she may become pregnant for the rst time in the coming year.Watchdog: Big corporations avoid state taxesTALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida’s largest companies spend heavily on lobbying and campaign contributions and get millions in state contracts and subsidies. But a report released Wednesday says they pay less in state taxes than the ofcial 5.5 percent rate. How much they pay isn’t certain, because corporate tax payments in Florida are condential. Government corruption watchdog group Integrity Florida’s report says the public should get more information about cor porate taxes, including the amount paid by any company seeking a state contract or subsidy. The report looked at Florida-based Fortune 500 companies. They paid an average total of 2.7 percent of their prots in state taxes nationwide, even though most states have higher corporate tax rates. Author Alan Stonecipher says “it’s very likely they are paying less,” because Florida’s rate is among the lowest.Couple sleeping in trash bin rescued from garbage truckPANAMA CITY (AP) — A homeless couple and their puppy are safe after being dumped into a garbage truck as they slept in a Panama City trash bin. Police say a garbage truck driver called for help Tuesday. He says he had emptied the bin and was on his way to the next stop when he heard yelling. The News Herald of Panama City reports Christopher McCormick had climbed onto a mattress to get the driver’s attention. Rescue crews helped dig Jessica McCormick and the dog out of the rubble. The couple said they climbed into the trash bin when it began to rain on Monday night.Mote’s founding ‘Shark Lady’ dies at age 92(Staff report) — Dr. Eugenie Clark, the founder of Mote Marine Laboratory who was affectionately and famously known as the “Shark Lady,” died Wednesday at age 92, the lab conrmed. “In 1955, Clark and her sherman assistant started the one-room Cape Haze Marine Laboratory in Placida,” with support from the Vanderbilt family, the lab reported. The lab became Mote Marine Laboratory in 1967, and is now based in Sarasota, where it hosts 24 marine research and conservation programs, education programs and a public aquarium. “Genie was affectionately known and respected as the ‘Shark Lady’ because her shark research was so innovative and she was dedicated to teaching the truth about sharks,” said Dr. Robert Hueter, Director of the Center for Shark Research at Mote. “In the early days of Mote Marine Laboratory, Genie discovered that sharks could be trained to learn visual tasks as fast as some mammals. This was groundbreaking knowledge, which Genie published in the top scientic journal Science. Through her singular efforts, Genie established Mote’s 60-year legacy in shark research, ultimately leading to Mote’s designation by the U.S. Congress as the site of the nation’s only Center for Shark Research. We are all extremely grateful to her and will miss her inquisitive, energetic and loving spirit forever.” An ichthyologist, Clark undertook her last ocean dive in 2014 in the Gulf of Aqaba, and her latest research was in review for publication when she passed away. Clark is sur vived by her four children: Hera, Aya, Tak and Niki Konstantinou. She died at home in Sarasota with her family present. CLARK

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SPORTSThursday, February 26, 2015 YourSun.com Facebook.com/SunCoastSports @ S unCoastSports SunCoastSportsNow .com Sports Editor: Mark Lawrence INDEX | Lottery 2 | Auto Racing 2 | Golf 2 | NHL 3 | Scoreboard 3 | Quick Hits 3 | NBA 4 | College basketball 4 | Baseball 4 North Florida rocks FGCU — Page 4 PORT CHARLOTTE — Desmond Jennings has entered every spring thinking this is going to be “the year.” The year the 28-year-old outelder is going to live up to the hype that saw him named the Tampa Bay Rays’ top prospect in 2010. The year he stays healthy for a full season of games. The year he puts it all together on the eld. That attitude is no different this spring. “I feel like I do that every year; put myself in a position where I think it’s going to be the year,” Jennings said. “Hopefully I did the same thing this offseason.” Five years ago, Jennings appeared poised to be the next-coming of Carl Crawford for the Rays, a ve-tool outelder who could provide speed and pop. He hit .318 with 11 home runs, 62 RBIs and 52 stolen bases across two levels of the minors in 2009, then batted .278 with another 37 steals at Triple-A Durham in 2010. In his rst extended action in the majors during the 2011 season, the organization’s then-No. 1 prospect hit .259 with 10 home runs, 25 RBIs and 20 stolen bases as he nished seventh in the American League Rookie of the Year voting. But Jennings hasn’t been able to follow up that solid rst campaign. Over three seasons since, he’s hit .248 and averaged 12 home runs, 46 RBIs and 22 stolen bases. He’s also had recurring health issues, playing less than 140 games in each of the past three years. But when Kevin Cash was asked what he expected to get from Jennings this season, the rst-year By JOSH VITALESPORTS WRITEROutelder looking to energize career after dealing with injuriesIs this the year for Jennings? SUN PHOTO BY KATHERINE GODINA Tampa Bay Rays center elder, Desmond Jennings, walks out of the batting practice at Charlotte Sports Park on Wednesday. Rays manager Kevin Cash is expecting big things from Jennings, who hasn’t built on the expections after a solid rookie season in 2011. MLB: Tampa Bay FANS GUIDETODAY WHAT: Pitchers and catchers workout WHEN: 9:30 a.m. (Players will be on the fields for about 90 minutes) WHERE: Charlotte Sports Park, Port Charlotte COST: Parking and admission are free TICKET OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. TEAM STORE HOURS: Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. COMING UP: First full-squad workout is scheduled for Saturday.JENNINGS | 4 North Port High School isn’t the place it was a couple months ago. Things have changed — there’s electricity in the air — thanks to two cool girls and one red-hot boys basketball team. Fans used to come to watch the team at the Cage by the 10s. Now they come out by the busload, adding color and craziness to home games and turning away gyms into mini Cages. The hands that have molded this transformation belong to a couple of rock concert promoters disguised as 17-year-old senior girls: Elizabeth Topp, the student body president, and Jasmine Banks, the senior class vice president. They are student managers for the basketball team, and when they saw the sparse crowds at games, they decided to stir up some interest. “We started promoting our team as more of a school activity,” Banks said. They went to work, getting nancial support from local businesses, giving away tickets and food before games, and hiring buses to transport fans to away games. They also dressed up the crowd, sitting students in fun costumes in the front row and providing Fatheads on sticks with pictures of the players and coaches to the fans. At any given time, Harry Potter, a scuba diver, a taco and Santa will be among the characters in the front row rooting the Bobcats on. They don’t just present a comical visual. They cheer, chant, clap and roar for their team. The rst bus was for the district championship game at Lakewood Ranch on Feb. 6. Since then, they Bobcatmania takes over North PortBy RUSTY PRAYSUN CORRESPONDENT BOYS BASKETBALL: North PortWith march to Lakeland, games turn into events BOBCATS VS. TIGERSWHO: North Port (22-7) vs. Blanche Ely (26-0) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: The Lakeland Center, Lakeland TV: None TICKETS: $10 (available at door) PARKING: $8 SEMIFINAL 2: Osceola (25-5) vs. Oviedo (25-5), 8:30 p.m. FINAL: Saturday, 5:05 p.m.BOBCATS | 2 Bobcats tally season’s 1st winBy CHARLES BALLAROSUN CORRESPONDENTPORT CHARLOTTE — Carolyn Syzenenko pitched 5 1/3 innings of relief and went 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBI and two runs scored as the North Port High School softball team held on for its rst victory of the season, 12-8 against Port Charlotte at a blustery Pirate Cove in a non-district contest. The Bobcats (1-6) bashed 12 hits and scored four runs in the third and fourth innings, but nearly coughed up a ve-run lead as the Pirates rallied before settling down and rebuilding its lead. “The girls are happy. That’s all that matters is the smiles on their faces,” North Port coach Dennis Bell said. “The rst of hopefully many to come.” It didn’t come easy. North Port scored rst in the rst when Allyson Stewart came home from third after a Miranda Greene pickoff attempt went into left eld. Port Charlotte answered in the bottom of the second with three runs as starting pitcher Emily Bell couldn’t nd the strike zone, walking two and hitting two batters before Syzenenko came in to stop the bleeding. The Bobcats rallied with four in the third off Pirate starter Maria Suarez, including an RBI double from Syzenenko and a Vanessa Morgan RBI single to make it 5-3. In the fourth, Syzenenko bashed an RBI triple and Kylie Bell added an RBI single, Skylar Poitras an RBI double and Moirgan another RBI single to make it 9-4. Port Charlotte (1-6) didn’t quit, scoring three in the fourth to make it 9-7. In the sixth, Danielle Ferrentino smashed an RBI double to cut the lead to 9-8, but a baserunning gaffe cut her down at second to wipe the potential game-tying run off the basepaths and shoot the rally in the ear. North Port blew the game open with a three-run seventh off Port Charlotte reliever Emily PREP SOFTBALL: North Port 12, Port Charlotte 8 PIRATES | 2 AP PHOTOMiami defender Henry Walker, left, fouls Orlando’s Dewayne Dedmon during the rst half Wednesday in Orlando. ORLANDO — Luol Deng had 21 points, Dwyane Wade added 18 and the Miami Heat rallied to defeat the Orlando Magic 93-90 in overtime Wednesday night. Hassan Whiteside added 15 points and 13 rebounds. The Heat have won three of four since losing Chris Bosh for the season with a blood clot in his lung. The Magic squandered an eight-point lead with less than a minute play in the fourth quarter. Nik Vucevic had all ve of the Magic’s points in overtime, and nished with 26 points and eight rebounds. Victor Oladipo had 13 points and a career -high 13 rebounds. Orlando struggled from the free throw line, going just 18 for 31 for the game. Wade found Hassan Whiteside underneath for a dunk to put the Heat up Heat win in OT; Magic falterBy KYLE HIGHTOWERASSOCIATED PRESS NBA: Miami 93, Orlando 90, OT HEAT AT PELICANSWHO: Miami (25-31) at New Orleans (30-27) WHEN: Friday, 8 p.m. WHERE: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans TV: Sun SportsMAGIC AT HAWKSWHO: Orlando (19-40) at Atlanta (45-12) WHEN: Friday, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Philips Arena, Atlanta TV: Fox Sports Florida87-86, then got freeMAGIC | 4 3 ;, I G l' Il ylr i`r h 'Y.0N17 !7 a. r:Sn Yr ? s m,.V ri ' J.r Lf 's Iwt 3 'airmow. 40

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Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 1-2:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 5:30-7 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, noon-1:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (Fox, 12:30-5 p.m.). Race distance: 500.5 miles, 325 laps. Last year: Kasey Kahne won the August race to wrap up a Chase position. Fast facts: David Ragan is driving Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. Busch broke his right leg and left foot Saturday in a wreck in the Xfinity race at Daytona. ... Regan Smith will be back in Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 41 Chevrolet. Smith was 16th at Daytona in place of suspended driver Kurt Busch. ... Jeff Gordon made his series debut in November 1992 at the track. Next race: Kobalt 400, March 8, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Online: www.nascar.comXFINITYHISENSE 250 Site: Atlanta Motor Speedway (tri-oval, 1.54 miles), Hampton, Ga. Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 9-10:30 a.m.), race, 2 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, 1:30-5 p.m.). Race distance: 251.02 miles, 163 laps. Last year: Kevin Harvick raced to the third of his four 2014 series victories. Fast facts: Erik Jones is driving Busch’s No. 54 car. Jones is racing full-time this season in the Truck series 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. ... Harvick, Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth are in the field. Next race: Boyd Gaming 300, March 7, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Online: www.nascar.comCAMPING WORLD TRUCKHYUNDAI CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT 200 Site: Atlanta Motor Speedway (tri-oval, 1.54 miles), Hampton, Ga. Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 2:305:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 10:30 a.m.-noon), race, 5:30 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, 5-7:30 p.m.). Race distance: 200.2 miles, 130 laps. Last week: Tyler Reddick won the opener at Daytona for his first series victory and Brad Keselowski’s first as a team owner. Last year: No race. Fast facts: The series last raced at the track in August 2012. ... Keselowski is driving his own No. 29 Ford. Next race: Kroger 250, March 28, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Virginia. Online: www.nascar.comNHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACINGNext race: Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gator nationals, March 13-15, Auto-Plus Raceway, Gainesville, Florida. Last week: Matt Hagan raced to his second Funny Car victory of the season and third straight overall, beating Del Worsham in Chandler, Arizona, with a track-record run. Tony Schumacher won in Top Fuel, and Rodger Brogdon in Pro Stock. Online: www.nhra.comOTHER RACESU.S. Auto Racing Club: Sprint Car, Winter Dirt Games, Thursday-Saturday, East Bay Raceway Park, Gibsonton, Florida. Online: http://www.usacracing.com — Associated Press have continued with free tickets and food for home games and fan buses for away games, drawing about 225 students to the Cage and about 75 to 100 for away games. “Since the postseason started, we’ve really been packing our gym,” Banks said. It helps to pack the gym when you have a basketball team that is 22-7 and has ridden a 16-game winning streak to the state nal four. Two buses will transport Bobcat fans to their state seminal game against unbeaten Blanche Ely of Pompano Beach at 7 p.m. Friday in Lakeland. The players and coaches love the atmosphere. “They bring a lot of energy to the games,” said point guard Vic Sinopoli. “You seem to run a little faster, jump a little higher. I know the school and the community have worked hard. I think we have the best fan support in the state right now.” The administration is behind it all the way. “It’s been phenomenal,” said assistant principal Brad Porinchik. “It’s awesome. To see the amount of support from the fans and the community, the excitement. There’s a real sense of school spirit. The administration is doing all we can to support it. “It’s been a pretty cool experience.” It’s also been a lot of hard work for Topp and Banks, who had to wait to see if the team won before planning for the next game. “We had about 48 hours to plan,” Topp said. “This time, we had about a week, thankfully,” because the Bobcats wrapped up the regional championship Saturday with a 61-58 victory over Martin County. “It’s fun,” she said. She’s the editor in chief of the yearbook, and “it’s fun to look at the pictures of the crowd before and then since we began promoting.” North Port coach Travis Slanger has noticed the transformation. “It’s been great to watch a basketball game turn into a community event in North Port,” he said. “It’s been good for the boys.”BOBCATSFROM PAGE 1 COUNTDOWN TO TIPOFFWEDNESDAY: Senior Vic Sinopoli is the stabilizing force in North Port’s run this season. TODAY: North Port’s boys basketball games have gone from fairly routine affairs to a traveling circus during the win streak. Now student fans are gearing up for a final road trip. FRIDAY: Setting the stage for the state semifinal. FRIDAY NIGHT: Can’t go to the game? Follow us on Twitter @ SunCoastSports. PALM BEACH GARDENS — Fans stood three-deep and formed a corridor from the 18th green at PGA National as they tried to get an autograph, a picture or even a close look at Rory McIlroy. Moments later, another group of fans pressed against him with souvenir ags to sign as McIlroy left a conference room. The attention comes with being the No. 1 player in golf, the appar ent heir to Tiger Woods. McIlroy is used to this by now. He has been the best player in the world since August, lling the void of a sport looking for a dominant gure. “This is the position I want to be in,” McIlroy said Wednesday. “And I want to be in it as long as I can.” It’s only going to get more chaotic. McIlroy competes on American soil for the rst time in ve months when the Honda Classic begins today. The palm trees and tropical warmth of south Florida are the sure signs that the Masters is around the corner. McIlroy, who blew a four-shot lead in the nal round at Augusta National in 2011, goes there with a chance to become only the sixth player to capture the career Grand Slam. Like other players, the 25-year-old will venture up to Augusta to practice in the coming month. The real preparation is to play good golf, and to allow that condence to become momentum that he can carry to the rst major of the year. “People talk about momentum and talk about sort of riding it, but I think momentum and condence are two very similar things in golf,” McIlroy said. “If you’re condent and you’ve had good performances, that condence seems to carry on. And if you’re happy with how practice goes, then you’re obviously going to be condent going into tournaments. So that’s sort of how I’m feeling right now. And try to keep that feeling for as long as I can.” It seems like it’s been a long time already. McIlroy still isn’t any where near the roll Woods enjoyed during his peak years. Going into the 2000 Masters, for example, Woods won 11 times in 19 starts and only twice nished out of the top 10. No one was close to him. In his last 12 starts worldwide dating to the British Open, McIlroy has four victories (including back-to-back majors and a World Golf Championship), four runner-up nishes and has nished out of the top 10 two times. In his last six tournaments, he has nished no worse than second place in all but one tournament, the Australian Open. The obstacle at the Honda Classic might be rust. McIlroy hasn’t played since winning the Dubai Desert Classic on Feb. 1. He got past one potential distraction when he settled a court case involving his former management company. He has been home in south Florida the last three weeks, practicing and playing and trying to stay on this roll during an important part of the season. McIlroy won the Honda Classic in 2012, the rst time he rose to No. 1 in the world. A year ago, he was poised to win again until he stumbled on the back nine at PGA National, only to hit 5-wood into 10 feet on the nal hole for a twoputt birdie to get into a four-man playoff. Russell Henley won on the rst extra hole. McIlroy didn’t really get going until a few months later, but he’s been tough to beat ever since. “He’s the best player in the world,” Rickie Fowler said. “And when he’s driving the ball well, that’s when he’s deadliest. So he did a good job of putting himself in play last year and obviously hits longer than a lot of guys, too.” Woods isn’t around. He said two weeks ago he wouldn’t return to competition until his game was in tournament shape. So far, that’s just one tournament — the Honda Classic — though the attention on the absence of Woods is sure to ratchet up if he misses Bay Hill. McIlroy is mixing up his schedule slightly this year. He’ll be at the WGC event next week at Doral and then play the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill for the rst time, making it likely he will have two weeks off for Augusta.By DOUG FERGUSONASSOCIATED PRESS GOLF: PGA TourWorld No. 1 eyeing Masters as he comes to Honda ClassicMcIlroy looking to keep momentum AP PHOTORory McIlroy tees o on the 14th hole during a practice round for the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens on Wednesday. HONDA CLASSICWHEN: Today-Sunday WHERE: PGA National Resort and Spa, The Champion, Palm Beach Gardens TV: Golf Channel, NBC McVety, aided by three Pirate errors. “We came here to win, the girls executed and we got the bunts down when we needed them,” Bell said. “Our bats are nally coming around. “Caroline is a senior and a gamer. and she played great.” Vanessa Morgan went 2-for-3 with two RBI, while Allyson Stewart scored three times. Port Charlotte got two RBI from Suzanne Holt, while Suarez went 2-for-3 and scored three times. “We have only 11 players and are trying our best. We came real close,” Port Charlotte coach Ryann Baker said.NORTH PORT 12, PORT CHARLOTTE 8North Port 104 400 3 — 12 12 2 Port Charlotte 031 301 0 — 8 9 6 Emily Sims, Carolyn Syzenenko (2) and Bri anna Mitchell. Maria Suarez, Emily McVety (5) and Miranda Greene, W: Synenenko. L: Suarez. Top hitters: Syzenenko (NP) 3-4, double, triple, 2 RBI, 2 runs. Rec NP 1-6, PC 1-6.PIRATESFROM PAGE 1 PREP SCHEDULETO DAY Baseball Charlotte at Naples, 7 p.m. Softball Lemon Bay at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Girls tennis Charlotte at North Port, 3 p.m. Boys tennis North Port at Charlotte, 3 p.m. Lemon Bay at DeSoto County, 3:30 p.m. Boys weightlifting Charlotte, Lemon Bay, Port Charlotte at Lemon Bay Invitational, 4:30 p.m. PORT CHARLOTTE – Port Charlotte couldn’t put together its rst district girls tennis victory of the season, falling to Ida Baker 4-3 on Wednesday. The Pirates got victories in three of the rst four singles matches from Katie Rioux (No. 1), Corrine Bresky (No. 2) and Jasmine Hojding (No. 4), but it wasn’t enough. But Pirates coach Lisa Branno liked the look of Bresky, who defeated Ida Baker’s Allison Vives-Vietri 6-2, 6-1. Bresky improved to 5-0 this season. “She’s only a freshman,” Branno said. “She’s having an awesome start to her career.”IDA BAKER 4, PORT CHARLOTTE 3Singles: Katie Rioux (PC) d. Leah Mere dith 6-2, 6-1; Corrine Bresky (PC) d. Allison Vives-Vietri 6-2, 6-1; Emily Hau (IB) d. Nicole Bifaretti 6-4, 6-2; Jasmine Hojding (PC) d. Jeni Schuman 1-6, 6-4, 10-6 (tiebreak); Mackenzie Chappell (IB) d. Danielle Fitzger ald 6-3, 7-5. Doubles: Meredith-Hau (IB) d. Rioux-Bifaretti 9-7; Vives-Vietri-Schuman (IB) d. Hojding-Kaela Neal 8-2. Rec: PC 1-3, 0-3.Pirate girls fall to Baker PREP ROUNDUP STAFF REPORTS

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The Sun /Thursday, February 26, 2015 www.sunnewspapers.net SP Page 3 Sports on TVGOLF2 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, rst round, at Palm Beach Gardens 1 a.m. TGC — Honda LPGA Thailand, second round, at Chonburi 5 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Joburg Open, second round, at Johannesburg (same-day tape and live)MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL7 p.m. ESPN — Nebraska at Ohio St. ESPN2 — Vanderbilt at Tennessee ESPNU — High Point at UNC Asheville 8 p.m. FS1 — UTEP at Louisiana Tech 9 p.m. ESPN — Arizona at Colorado ESPN2 — SMU at Memphis ESPNU — Rutgers at Purdue 10:30 p.m. FS1 — Arizona St. at Utah 11 p.m. ESPN2 — San Diego at GonzagaNBA8 p.m. TNT — Golden State at Cleveland 10:30 p.m. TNT — Oklahoma City at PhoenixNHL8:30 p.m. NBCSN — Minnesota at NashvilleSOCCER1 p.m. FS1 — UEFA Europa League, round of 32, second leg, Liverpool at Besiktas 3 p.m. FS1 — UEFA Europa League, round of 32, second leg, Young Boys at EvertonSports on RadioNBA8 p.m. 620 AM, 99.3 FM — Golden State at Cleve landGlantz-Culver LineNCAA BASKETBALLFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG Northeastern 5 at Elon at Michigan St. 8 Minnesota at Ohio St. 13 Nebraska at Tennessee 1 Vanderbilt at Wright St. 1 Milwaukee at Drexel 2 Delaware at Temple 15 Houston Georgia Southern 4 at Appalachian St. UTSA 4 at Southern Miss. Old Dominion 7 at Rice at W. Kentucky 11 FAU at Marshall 4 FIU La.-Monroe 1 at South Alabama at Louisiana Tech 5 UTEP Green Bay 9 at Ill.-Chicago Charlotte 2 at North Texas Texas-Arlington 2 at Arkansas St. Georgia St. 6 at UALR at Texas St. 7 Troy at Purdue 14 Rutgers SMU 1 at Memphis Arizona 10 at Colorado BYU 4 at Portland at CS Northridge 5 Cal St.-Fullerton UC Irvine 1 at Cal Poly at Santa Clara 5 Pacic at UC Santa Barbara 4 UC Davis at Utah 13 Arizona St. at Stanford 9 Oregon St. at Gonzaga 20 San Diego Saint Mary’s (Cal) 1 at San Francisco at Hawaii 2 Long Beach St. ETSU 5 at The Citadel Chattanooga 3 at VMI at Mercer Pk Woord W. Carolina 1 at Furman at IUPUI 7 W. Illinois at UNC Greensboro 2 Samford at E. Kentucky 13 Jacksonville St. at IPFW 10 Nebraska-Omaha at Austin Peay Pk SIU-Edwardsville at Oral Roberts 3 N. Dakota St. N. Arizona 3 at North Dakota at Monmouth (NJ) 3 Rider at Murray St. 13 E. Illinois UT-Martin 7 at Tennessee St. at Morehead St. 8 Tennessee Tech at N. Colorado 8 S. Utah at E. Washington 14 Montana St. at Idaho 1 MontanaNBAFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Cleveland 3 (215) Golden State Oklahoma City 4 (217) at PhoenixNHLFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Montreal -145 at Columbus +125 Vancouver -220 at Bualo +180 at N.Y. Rangers -280 Arizona +230 Chicago -135 at Florida +115 Philadelphia -125 at Toronto +105 St. Louis -135 at Winnipeg +115 at Nashville -150 Minnesota +130 at San Jose -130 Detroit +110 at Los Angeles -250 Ottawa +210TennisABIERTO MEXICANO TELCEL Wednesday A t The Fairmont Acapulco Princess, Acapulco, Mexico Purse: Men, $1.55 million (WT500) Women, $250,000 (Intl.) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Men Second Round Alexandr Dolgopolov (5), Ukraine, def. Andreas Haider-Maurer, Austria, 6-2, 6-3. Viktor Troicki, Serbia, def. Santiago Giraldo (7), Colombia, 6-3, 6-4. Ryan Harrison, United States, def. Grigor Dimitrov (3), Bulgaria, 7-5, 4-6, 6-0. Kevin Anderson (4), South Africa, def. Steve Johnson, United States, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. Bernard Tomic, Australia, def. Benjamin Becker (8), Germany, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Women Second Round Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia, def. Ele na Bogdan, Romania, 6-0, 6-2. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, Croatia, def. Ma ria-Teresa Torro-Flor, Spain, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5. Maria Sharapova (1), Russia, def. Mariana Duque-Marino, Colombia, 6-1, 6-2. Johanna Larsson, Sweden, def. Aleksan dra Krunic, Serbia, 6-1, 6-2. ATP WORLD TOUR ARGENTINA OPEN Wednesday At Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, Bue nos Aires, Argentina Purse: $573,750 (WT250) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Second Round Federico Delbonis, Argentina, def. Paolo Lorenzi, Italy, 6-4, 6-2. Pablo Cuevas (3), Uruguay, def. Guido An dreozzi, Argentina, 7-6 (4), 6-1. Juan Monaco, Argentina, def. Leonardo Mayer (5), Argentina, 6-4, 6-4. Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, def. Facundo Ar guello, Argentina, 6-4, 6-0. ATP WORLD TOUR DUBAI DUTY FREE CHAMPIONSHIP Wednesday At Dubai Tennis Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Purse: $2.5 million (WT500) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Second Round Andy Murray (3), Britain, def. Joao Sousa, Portugal, 6-0, 6-2. Richard Gasquet, France, def. Roberto Bautista Agut (7), Spain, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6). Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, def. Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. Borna Coric, Croatia, vs. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, 6-4, 3-6, 6-6, retired. Tomas Berdych (4), Czech Republic, def. Simone Bolelli, Italy, 7-6 (7), 5-7, 6-0. Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Andrey Golubev, Kazakhstan, 6-1, 6-2. Marsel Ilhan, Turkey, def. Feliciano Lopez (6), Spain, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. Roger Federer (2), Switzerland, def. Fer nando Verdasco, Spain, 6-4, 6-3. WTA QATAR TOTAL OPEN Wednesday At The Khalifa Tennis Complex, Doha, Qatar Purse: $731,000 (Premier) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Second Round Agnieska Radwanska (4), Poland, def. Flavia Pennetta, Italy, 6-1, 6-1. Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, def. Ekat erina Makarova (5), Russia, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3. Petra Kvitova (1), Czech Republic, def. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia, 6-3, 1-1, retired. Caroline Wozniacki (3), Denmark, def. Alexandra Dulgheru, Romania, 6-1, 3-0, retired. Andrea Petkovic (6), Germany, def. Zarina Diyas, Kazakhstan, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4. Carla Suarez Navarro (9), Spain, def. Kar olina Pliskova, Czech Republic, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, def. Elina Svi tolina, Ukraine, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-1.Pro basketballNBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 37 20 .649 — Brooklyn 23 32 .418 13 Boston 22 33 .400 14 Philadelphia 12 45 .211 25 New York 10 46 .179 26 Southeast W L Pct GB Atlanta 45 12 .789 — Washington 33 25 .569 12 Miami 25 31 .446 19 Charlotte 23 32 .418 21 Orlando 19 40 .322 27 Central W L Pct GB Cleveland 36 22 .621 — Chicago 36 22 .621 — Milwaukee 32 25 .561 3 Detroit 23 34 .404 12 Indiana 23 34 .404 12 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB Memphis 41 14 .745 — Houston 39 18 .684 3 Dallas 39 21 .650 4 San Antonio 34 22 .607 7 New Orleans 30 27 .526 12 Northwest W L Pct GB Portland 36 19 .655 — Oklahoma City 32 25 .561 5 Utah 21 34 .382 15 Denver 20 36 .357 16 Minnesota 13 43 .232 23 Pacic W L Pct GB Golden State 44 10 .815 — L.A. Clippers 37 21 .638 9 Phoenix 29 28 .509 16 Sacramento 19 35 .352 25 L.A. Lakers 14 41 .255 30 Tuesday’s results Golden State 114, Washington 107 Cleveland 102, Detroit 93 Oklahoma City 105, Indiana 92 Dallas 99, Toronto 92 Wednesday’s results Miami 93, Orlando 90, OT Atlanta 104, Dallas 87 Boston 115, New York 94 New Orleans 102, Brooklyn 96 Charlotte 98, Chicago 86 Milwaukee 104, Philadelphia 88 Minnesota 97, Washington 77 Houston 110, L.A. Clippers 105 Phoenix at Denver, late L.A. Lakers at Utah, late Memphis at Sacramento, late San Antonio at Portland, late Today’s games Golden State at Cleveland, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.College basketballWEDNESDAY’S MEN’S RESULTSSOUTH Anderson (SC) 73, Tusculum 64 Columbus St. 70, Clayton St. 67 GRU Augusta 88, SC-Aiken 69 Georgia 76, Mississippi 72 Kentucky 74, Mississippi St. 56 Lincoln Memorial 91, Carson-Newman 61 Newberry 100, Wingate 76 North Florida 76, Florida Gulf Coast 62 Richmond 67, VCU 63, 2OT SC-Upstate 70, Lipscomb 47 Savannah St. 58, Bethune-Cookman 49 Stetson 70, Jacksonville 67 UConn 60, East Carolina 49 UNC Wilmington 74, James Madison 54 Virginia 70, Wake Forest 34 William & Mary 65, Towson 50 EAST Albany (NY) 67, UMBC 49 American U. 68, Navy 49 Boston U. 63, Army 57 Colgate 95, Lafayette 83 Davidson 60, Rhode Island 59 Duquesne 79, Saint Louis 66 Fordham 63, La Salle 48 George Washington 69, St. Bonaventure 46 Hartford 63, Maine 60 Hofstra 73, Coll. of Charleston 40 Holy Cross 63, Loyola (Md.) 60 Lehigh 84, Bucknell 65 Saint Joseph’s 82, UMass 71 Stony Brook 75, Mass.-Lowell 60 Vermont 64, New Hampshire 49 MIDWEST Baylor 79, Iowa St. 70 Butler 73, Marquette 52 Cincinnati 83, UCF 60 Dayton 76, George Mason 63 Denver 66, South Dakota 48 Detroit 63, Valparaiso 60 Illinois St. 73, S. Illinois 56 Iowa 68, Illinois 60 Loyola of Chicago 80, Drake 75, OT Missouri St. 80, Bradley 77, 3OT N. Illinois 84, Toledo 82 N. Iowa 68, Evansville 57 Northwestern 72, Indiana 65 Oakland 82, Youngstown St. 71 Wichita St. 63, Indiana St. 53 SOUTHWEST TCU 71, Texas Tech 54 Tarleton St. 88, McMurry 58 Tulsa 76, Tulane 55 WEST Colorado St. 72, San Jose St. 56TransactionsBASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with SS Everth Cabrera on a one-year contract. Designated OF Alex Hassan for assignment. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with C Erik Kratz, INFs Cheslor Cuthbert and Ryan Jackson, OFs Lane Adams and Jorge Bonifacio, RHPs Aaron Brooks and Michael Mariot and LHPs Brandon Fin negan, Brian Flynn and John Lamb on oneyear contracts. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Chad Gaudin on a minor league contract. American Association AMARILLO THUNDERHEADS — Traded OF Johnny Bladel to Sussex County (CanAm) for future considerations. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Signed INF Brock Kjeldgaard.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKS — Suspended G Rajon Rondo one game for conduct detri mental to the team.FOOTBALLNational Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Signed PK Matt Bryant to a contract extension. BALTIMORE RAVENS — Terminated the contract of WR/KR Jacoby Jones. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed CB Demon tre Hurst to a two-year contract extension. DETROIT LIONS — Released RB Reggie Bush. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Released LB A.J. Hawk. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Named Fitz Ollison senior director of football communications. NEW YORK GIANTS — Released RB Pey ton Hillis. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed WR Nick Williams.HOCKEYNational Hockey League NHL — Fined Bualo G Michal Neuvirth $2,000 for diving/embellishment. ARIZONA COYOTES — Recalled F Hen rik Samuelsson from Portland (AHL). Assigned F Jordan Martinook to Portland. CAROLINA HURRICANES — Traded F Jiri Tlusty to Winnipeg for a conditional 2015 sixth-round draft pick and a 2016 third-round draft pick. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Recalled F Teuvo Teravainen from Rockford (AHL). As signed D Trevor van Riemsdyk to Rockford. Placed F Patrick Kane on injured reserve. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Recalled G Oscar Dansk from Springeld (AHL). As signed G Anton Forsberg to Springeld. FLORIDA PANTHERS — Assigned F Steven Hodges from San Antonio (AHL) to Cincinnati (ECHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS — Signed F Kyle Cliord to a ve-year contract extension. Traded D Ronald McKeown and a rstround draft pick to Carolina for D Andrej Sekera. MINNESOTA WILD — Named Matthew Hulsizer vice chairman of the board of directors. Announced Philip Falcone is vacat ing his minority ownership stake. MONTREAL CANADIENS — Reassigned D Dalton Thrower from Brampton (ECHL) to Hamilton (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS — Reassigned F Oscar Lindberg to Hartford (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES — Assigned F Niklas Lundstrom from Chicago (AHL) to Alaska (ECHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Assigned D Artem Sergeev from Syracuse (AHL) to Florida (ECHL). TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS — Traded F Daniel Winnick to Pittsburgh for F Zach Sill, a 2015 fourth-round draft pick and a 2016 second-round pick. WINNIPEG JETS — Placed F Blake Wheeler on injured reserve. ECHL ALASKA ACES — Signed F Michael Mar kovic. ALLEN AMERICANS — Traded F Brett Lyon to Brampton for D Steven Tarasuk. BRAMPTON BEAST — Signed F Je Brown. COLORADO EAGLES — Added G Tate Maris as emergency backup. GREENVILLE ROAD WARRIORS — Signed F Domenico Alberga. RAPID CITY RUSH — Signed F Michael Dorr.SOCCERMajor League Soccer D.C. UNITED — Signed G Travis Worra. SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Signed F James Ansu Rogers.COLLEGEBAYLOR — Announced RB Silas Nacita is no longer on the football team. ARKANSAS — Named Jemal Singleton running backs coach and special teams coordinator.Pro hockeyNHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 60 39 16 5 83 162 133 LIGHTNING 62 37 19 6 80 203 167 Detroit 59 33 15 11 77 173 154 Boston 60 29 22 9 67 158 158 PANTHERS 60 26 21 13 65 145 169 Ottawa 57 24 23 10 58 163 161 Toronto 60 24 31 5 53 167 183 Bualo 61 18 38 5 41 114 204 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Islanders 62 40 20 2 82 200 173 N.Y. Rangers 59 37 16 6 80 186 145 Pittsburgh 61 35 17 9 79 176 152 Washington 62 33 19 10 76 184 156 Philadelphia 61 26 24 11 63 162 178 New Jersey 61 25 27 9 59 137 161 Columbus 59 26 29 4 56 155 184 Carolina 59 22 30 7 51 134 159 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Nashville 61 41 13 7 89 186 143 St. Louis 60 38 18 4 80 188 151 Chicago 61 36 20 5 77 180 146 Winnipeg 62 31 20 11 73 173 168 Minnesota 60 31 22 7 69 169 158 Dallas 61 27 25 9 63 191 202 Colorado 61 26 24 11 63 161 175 Pacic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 61 38 16 7 83 182 171 Vancouver 60 35 22 3 73 171 156 Los Angeles 59 29 18 12 70 162 152 Calgary 61 33 24 4 70 174 158 San Jose 61 30 23 8 68 171 174 Arizona 61 20 34 7 47 134 206 Edmonton 62 18 34 10 46 142 206 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s results Chicago 3, PANTHERS 2, SO Vancouver 2, Boston 1 N.Y. Islanders 5, Arizona 1 N.Y. Rangers 1, Calgary 0 Carolina 4, Philadelphia 1 Bualo 4, Columbus 2 Montreal 5, St. Louis 2 Nashville 5, Colorado 2 Edmonton 2, Minnesota 1 Winnipeg 4, Dallas 2 Los Angeles 1, Detroit 0 Wednesday’s results Calgary 3, New Jersey 1 Pittsburgh 4, Washington 3 Ottawa at Anaheim, late Today’s games Vancouver at Bualo, 7 p.m. Arizona at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Montreal at Columbus, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at PANTHERS, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Nashville, 8:30 p.m. Ottawa at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Detroit at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. ECHL Wednesday’s results Indy 5, Kalamazoo 2 Elmira 8, Greenville 3 Florida 3, Gwinnett 2, SO Fort Wayne 4, Evansville 3 Allen 4, Quad City 2 Stockton at Utah, late Alaska at Colorado, late Idaho at Bakerseld, late Today’s game South Carolina at Orlando, 7 p.m. | SCOREBOARD | QUICK HITSSOURCE SAYS MANNING, BRONCOS REWORKING DEALENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — It looks as if it’s going to come down to money. A person with knowledge of the negotiations conrms the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning’s representatives are discussing ways to revise his contract and give the team more exibility in free agency. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks. Manning, who has made more money than any player in pro football history, is due to make another $19 million in both 2015 and , and his salary cap number for next season is $21.2 million. John Elway has traditionally been one of the more aggressive general managers in the NFL when it comes to free agency, and he has plenty of problems to x again this offseason. The Detroit Lions released running back Reggie Bush, halfway through the four-year deal he signed as a free agent before the 2013 season. Bush started 23 games for the Lions. He rushed for 1,006 yards in 2013, but this past season he had only 76 carries for 297 yards while slowed by injuries. The Green Bay Packers released inside linebacker A.J. Hawk, cutting ties with the nine-year veteran and respected locker room presence. Hawk leaves Green Bay with 1,118 tackles, tops in the franchise since 1975.COLLEGE FOOTBALL49ers to bid to host college football title game: In Santa Clara, Calif., the San Francisco 49ers will bid to host the college football playoff championship game at Levi’s Stadium. A person with knowledge of the plans told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the team will seek to host either the 2018, or title game when they come up for bid later this year. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there has been no announcement about the plans. Cities interested in hosting one of those three title games have until May to bid. A decision on the winners is expected in the fall.AUTO RACINGAlonso leaves hospital after F1 crash: In Paris, McLaren driver Fernando Alonso left hospital Wednesday following a crash in Formula One testing as the sport’s governing body FIA launched an investigation into the accident. The Spanish driver escaped serious injury but was flown to hospital for precautionary checks after his McLaren hit a wall at the BarcelonaCatalunya circuit on Sunday. McLaren said in a statement on Wednesday that Alonso has now returned to his family’s home in Spain to continue his recovery and will miss the final pre-season testing session, which starts Thursday on the same track and ends Sunday.TENNISNadal advances to quarters: In Buenos Aires, Argentina, top-seeded Rafael Nadal beat local qualifier Facundo Arguello 6-4, 6-0 to reach the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open. Nadal has yet to reach a final in three tournaments this season and was beaten in the semifinals last week in Rio de Janeiro, ending his 52-match unbeaten run on clay. In other key matches, third-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay advanced with a 7-6 (4), 6-1 win against Guido Andreozzi of Argentina, but No. 5 Leonardo Mayer was ousted by fellow Argentine Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-4. Fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska brushed aside Flavia Pennetta 6-1, 6-1 to set up a quarterfinal with Venus Williams in the Qatar Open in Doha. Defending champion Roger Federer stormed back from 4-1 down in the first set to beat Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-3 and claim a spot in the quarterfinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships in the United Arab Emirates.SOCCERArsenal in Champions League jeopardy: In London, with a surprising 3-1 win over Arsenal at Emirates Stadium, Monaco moved into prime position to reach the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in 11 years. Geoffrey Kondogbia scored in the 38th minute, Dimitar Berbatov doubled the lead in the 53rd and Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco added a goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time for a 3-1 win Wednesday night in the first leg of the second round. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s curling goal in the first minute of stoppage time briefly gave Arsenal hope going into the second leg on March 17, but he then gave the ball away inside his own half, and Monaco went on another rapid break. In the night’s other game, Hakan Calhanoglu scored in the 57th minute to give Bayer Leverkusen a 1-0 home win over Atletico Madrid, which finished a man short after Tiago received his second yellow card in the 77th minute.OLYMPICSIOC sees progress in Rio: In Rio De Janeiro, the head of the IOC inspection team wrapping up a three-day tour of venues for the Rio Olympics in 2016 said Wednesday her team was “impressed by progress.” Just under a year ago, an IOC official described Rio’s preparations as the worst in memory. However, Nawal El Moutawakel cautioned that Rio is entering “the most intense period of preparations” with up to 40 test events planned before the opening ceremony on Aug. 5, 2016. IOC president Thomas Bach was pressed Wednesday about the severe water shortages in Brazil by a group of 100 university students during a town hall meeting in Rio De Janeiro. Bach was asked repeatedly to justify building a golf course and a canoeing venue for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. Having expressed some concerns earlier this month, Rome mayor Ignazio Marino is pledging his full support again for the city’s 2024 Olympics bid. Three weeks ago, Marino brought up worries over debts and failed construction projects from past sporting events in Rome.AP PHOTOPittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal against the Washington Capitals during the second period Wednesday in Washington. NHL ROUNDUP Crosby, Malkin boost PenguinsWASHINGTON — Sidney Crosby scored his 20th goal of the season, Evgeni Malkin added three assists, and the Pittsburgh Penguins held on to beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Wednesday night, averting a sweep of the season series. Patric Hornqvist, Brandon Sutter and Chris Kunitz also had goals for Pittsburgh, which has won three straight and leads Washington by three points for third place in the Metropolitan Division. Crosby and Malkin both netted their rst points of the season against Washington, which won the rst three meetings by a combined score of 10-1. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 21 shots, including Joel Ward’s breakaway attempt in the second period. Alex Ovechkin’s power play tally, his NHL-leading 39th goal of the season, made it 4-3 with 3:34 left in the game, but Fleury made several saves in the nal minutes to preserve Pittsburgh’s win. Flames 3, Devils 1: In Newark, N.J., Sean Monahan scored a power-play goal 35 seconds into the third period and Calgary beat New Jersey to move into a Western Conference wild-card spot. Curtis Glencross scored late in the second period to tie it 1-1, T.J. Brodie added a short-handed, empty-net goal in the final minute, and Karri Ramo made 26 saves as the Flames snapped a three-game losing streak. Calgary, which lost 1-0 at the New York Rangers on Tuesday, moved one point ahead of idle Minnesota in the playoff race. Mike Cammalleri scored his fifth goal in four games for the Devils, who had a season-high, four-game winning streak snapped. Cory Schneider made 23 saves, giving up two goals in a 49-second span bridging the second and third periods. Los Angeles Kings acquire D Sekera from Carolina: In Los Angeles, with the Los Angeles Kings surging toward the playoffs on an eight-game winning streak, general manager Dean Lombardi decided to go all in on another Stanley Cup run. The Kings acquired defenseman Andrej Sekera from the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday, trading prospect Roland McKeown and a conditional first-round draft pick to bolster the defending champions’ blue line. The 28-year-old Sekera has two goals and 17 assists in 57 games with the Hurricanes this season after recording a career-high 44 points last season. The dependable two-way Slovak veteran can be an unrestricted free agent this summer, and the Kings gave up two valuable assets to get him. But Los Angeles has made a formidable surge back into playoff position with three straight weeks of unbeaten hockey, and Lombardi decided the current group of champions deserved the best chance to repeat.BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 1t' -

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Page 4 SP www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Thursday, February 26, 2015 manager’s answer was simple: “A lot.” “Desmond is, in our conversations, very motivated. He appears healthy, rst and foremost,” Cash said. “We want him to be a force, and I think he’s condent that he will be a force for us.” Jennings is healthy now after missing the nal month of last season with a knee bruise, saying he “took the time that I needed to take” in the offseason. He enters camp a few pounds lighter than he did a year ago, something that could take stress off the body of a player who has dealt with a bevy of nagging injuries over the past few seasons. Cash said he envisions Jennings splitting time between left and center eld this year, and he could get more days at designated hitter if John Jaso can make a few appearances in the outeld. Jennings also might move around the lineup a little more than he did last year, perhaps hitting fth or sixth as well as from the leadoff spot He also said he plans to run more this season, something injuries prevented him from doing last year. “We’ve got plenty of speed on the team,” Jennings said. “Hopefully the guys can create with their legs and hopefully we do that a little bit this year.” If Jennings can do that and stay on the eld a bit more, this might nally be “the year” he’s been looking forward to having. “I feel real good about it,” Jennings said. “Feel real good about this season.”Contact Josh Vitale at 941-206-1122 or jvitale@sun-herald.comJENNINGSFROM PAGE 1 SUN PHOTO BY KATHERINE GODINA Tampa Bay Rays center elder Desmond Jennings takes a cut during batting practice at Charlotte Sports Park on Wednesday. PORT CHARLOTTE — The Tampa Bay Rays got a pair of fresh spring training reportees in camp on Wednesday, and both have designs on turning minor league contracts into major league roster spots. Right-handed reliever Ronald Belisario’s arrival in Port Charlotte was delayed four days due to visa issues in Venezuela, something he said happened because of how late he signed his deal with the Rays. The 32-year-old agreed to his minor-league contract on Jan. 31, a day after his reported deal with the Toronto Blue Jays fell through. Manager Kevin Cash said Belisario — who recorded eight saves with a 5.56 ERA over 62 games with the Chicago White Sox last season — has a shot of claiming one of the open spots in the Rays’ bullpen. “I just came here to do my job,” Belisario said. “I’m not thinking about being a closer or a setup guy; I’m just going to do what I do.” Inelder Juan Francisco, 27, agreed to joined the Rays on Jan. 10 after batting .220 with 16 home runs and 43 RBIs for the Blue Jays last season. “I decided to sign with the Rays because of the opportunity,” Francisco said through a translator. “I had multiple offers from different teams, but I think here I have a better chance to play the DH position and a better chance to get some playing time.” Balfour heads home: Reliever Grant Balfour left Rays camp after Tuesday’s workout to fly back to Australia and be with his ailing father David, who is battling pancreatic cancer. President of baseball operations Matt Silverman said he expects the absence will last about a week, and Cash said Balfour told him he will keep the Rays updated on his return status as well as stay on track with his spring conditioning program. “This is something that Grant’s been dealing with for quite some now, and I talked to him last night and he seemed OK,” Cash said. “We’ll give him what he needs. He did say, whatever it is, that he’ll make sure he stays on top of his shoulder and maintenance and throwing.” False alarm: Left-hander Drew Smyly caused a bit of a stir when he watched his pitching group throw bullpen sessions from behind the fence, but his absence from the mound isn’t a cause for concern. Smyly prefers to throw more pitches over less bullpen sessions, so he worked out a schedule with pitching coach Jim Hickey that has him throwing bullpens every three days instead of every other. Because of that, he said he won’t make his first appearance in a game until around March 10 or 11. “It’s just what I feel comfortable with to get me ready,” Smyly said. “I’d rather be out there in the bullpen then throwing two innings in a game. I can get to that later.” For the fans: The Rays announced plans for the first-ever Spring Training Fan Day this Saturday during the team’s first full-squad workout. The event, which starts at 9:30 a.m., will include autograph sessions, giveaways, music and free hot dogs. Extra bases: With Belisario, Francisco and outfielder Joey Butler reporting Wednesday, the Rays have 60 of 63 players in camp. The only three missing are right-hander Alex Colome (visa issues), infielder Eugenio Velez and outfielder Boog Powell. Left-hander Jake McGee took another step in his recovery from arthroscopic elbow surgery, throwing from 105 feet. Former first base coach and current special advisor George Hendrick visited camp on Wednesday.Contact Josh Vitale at 941-206-1122 or jvitale@sun-herald.com.Belisario looks for nicheBy JOSH VITALESPORTS WRITER MLB: Rays notebook ONLINEFor updates during the day from Tampa Bay’s spring training in Port Charlotte, follow us on Twitter @ SunCoastSports and on our blog: SunCoastSportsNow.com FORT MYERS — David Ortiz said he “might run out of money” if baseball enforces the new pace-ofplay rule requiring hitters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box. Ortiz, who has a deliberate routine between pitches, used part of his rst spring training session with reporters Wednesday to colorfully rant about the rule. He said he feels hitters have been unfairly targeted and that pitchers waste more time. As part of the initiative agreed to by Major League Baseball and the players’ association, MLB will post stadium clocks to limit the times of pitching changes and between-inning breaks and no longer will require managers to leave the dugout to request video reviews. Penalties have been limited to warnings and nes starting May 1, capped at $500 per offense. “I’m not going to change my game,” the Boston designated hitter said. “I don’t care what they say.” Moncada arrives at Red Sox facility: In Fort Myers, Yoan Moncada arrived at the spring training headquarters of the Boston Red Sox, another step toward completion of a hefty contract for the 19-year-old Cuban. The Red Sox and Moncada’s agent reached an agreement earlier this week on a deal with a $31.5 million signing bonus, a record for an under-23 international amateur player. Moncada had physical exams scheduled this week in both Florida and Boston, before the contract can be finalized. His representative, David Hastings, said earlier this week he hoped the deal would be finalized by Friday. Cabrera, Orioles finalize $2.4M, 1-year contract: In Sarasota, former All-Star infielder Everth Cabrera and the Baltimore Orioles have finalized their $2.4 million, one-year contract. Baltimore agreed to a deal last week, subject to a physical, which at times with the Orioles can be subject to a lengthy review process. He was an All-Star in 2013 when he played for the San Diego Padres. He was suspended for 50 games in August 2013 following Major League Baseball’s investigation of the Biogenesis of America clinic, and he admitted he took a banned substance.Ortiz expecting fines for paceBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MLB NOTEBOOK to give the Heat an 89-86 lead. Vucevic’s jumper got the Magic back within a point. That was still the score when Orlando’s Tobias Harris corralled a missed jumper by Wade with 27.7 seconds left. But coming out of a timeout, Vucevic was stripped by Henry Walker, forcing the Magic to foul Wade. He hit both free throws to make it 91-88. Vucevic got a hook in the lane to cut it back to a point. Orlando fouled Goran Dragic immediately, and he connected on both free throws. Oladipo got off a clean look at a 3, but it bounced off the side.Heat 93, Magic 90MIAMI (93) Deng 8-14 4-6 21, Haslem 2-4 0-0 4, Whiteside 5-8 5-8 15, G.Dragic 3-10 2-2 8, Wade 6-19 5-6 18, Walker 3-13 2-2 10, Chalmers 2-10 3-4 8, Ennis 0-0 0-0 0, Andersen 1-3 2-4 4, Napier 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 32-84 23-32 93. ORLANDO (90) Harris 4-11 2-2 12, Frye 1-3 2-2 5, Vucevic 10-21 6-9 26, Payton 1-8 1-4 3, Oladipo 4-13 5-6 13, Dedmon 1-2 1-4 3, Fournier 4-6 1-2 10, Green 5-10 0-0 12, A.Gordon 3-3 0-2 6, Ridnour 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-78 18-31 90. Miami 17 19 25 24 8 Orlando 17 23 21 24 5 3-Point Goals—Miami 6-31 (Walker 2-11, Deng 1-2, Napier 1-2, Wade 1-4, Chalmers 1-8, Andersen 0-1, G.Dragic 0-3), Orlan do 6-22 (Green 2-6, Harris 2-6, Fournier 1-3, Frye 1-3, Ridnour 0-1, Oladipo 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Miami 59 (Whiteside 13), Orlando 60 (Oladipo 13). Assists—Miami 17 (Wade 6), Orlando 17 (Payton 9). Total Fouls— Miami 24, Or lando 28. Technicals—Orlando defensive three second. A— 18,309 (18,500).MAGICFROM PAGE 4 in transition for a layup CHICAGO — Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 18 points and 12 rebounds, Mo Williams scored 17 and the Charlotte Hornets beat Chicago 98-86 Wednesday night after the Bulls learned Derrick Rose will have yet another knee surgery. Al Jefferson added 16 points to help the Hornets snap a ve-game losing streak. But all that was overshadowed by the news that Rose needs another operation. The Bulls revealed Tuesday night that their star point guard has a torn meniscus in his right knee, a big blow to the franchise and its fan base. Bucks 104, 76ers 88: In Milwaukee, John Henson scored 21 points, Michael Carter-Williams had seven points and eight assists in his Milwaukee debut. Hawks 104, Mavericks 87: In Atlanta, the Atlanta Hawks took the lead with a 13-0 run in the third quarter and went on to beat Dallas, which was without suspended guard Rajon Rondo. Rockets 110, Clippers 105: In Houston, James Harden had 21 points, Corey Brewer scored 13 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets snapped a six-game skid to the Los Angeles Clippers. Pelicans 102, Nets 96: In New Orleans, Quincy Pondexter scored a career-high 25 points and New Orleans won its third straight. Timberwolves 97, Wizards 77: In Minneapolis, Kevin Garnett made an emotional return to Minnesota with an ear-splitting recep tion and his Timberwolves overcame a jittery start to beat Washington. Celtics 115, Knicks 94: In Boston, Evan Turner had his first career triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and Boston extended New York’s losing streak.Rose-less Bulls fall to HornetsBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA ROUNDUP AP PHOTOKentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns, left, battles for the ball with Mississippi State players, including Craig Sword (32) during the rst half Wednesday in Starkville, Miss. COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP FORT MYERS — Beau Beech had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Jalen Nesbitt scored 18 and North Florida took control of the Atlantic Sun men’s basketball race with a 76-62 win over Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday night. Demarcus Daniels had 10 of his 15 points after halftime for the Ospreys (19-11, 11-2 A-Sun), who can lock up the league’s No. 1 seed and home-court edge for the conference tournament with either a win over Stetson or a FGCU loss to Jacksonville on Saturday. Marc-Eddy Norelia scored a season-high 19 for FGCU (21-8, 11-2), which saw its 10-game winning streak snapped. The Eagles lost both meetings with North Florida this season. Stetson 70, Jacksonville 67: In Deland, Angel Rivera had 14 points and hit four late free throws to lift Stetson over Jacksonville. Cincinnati 83, Central Florida 60: In Cincinnati, Octavious Ellis scored a career-high 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds to help Cincinnati beat UCF. No. 1 Kentucky 74, Mississippi State 56: In Starkville, Miss., top-ranked Kentucky fought off a slow start to cruise past Mississippi State on Wednesday night to keep its undefeated season on track. Trey Lyles scored a career-high 18 points and Aaron Harrison added 16 for Kentucky. No. 2 Virginia 70, Wake Forest 34: In Winston-Salem, N.C., Anthony Gill scored 11 points and Virginia routed Wake Forest for its seventh straight win. No. 11 Wichita State 63, Indiana State 53: In Terra Haute, Ind., Darius Carter had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead Wichita State to a win over Indiana State. Richmond 67, No. 22 VCU 63, 2 OT: In Richmond, Va., Terry Allen had a key block and two free throws in the closing seconds of the second overtime to help Richmond beat Virginia Commonwealth. No. 23 Butler 73, Marquette 52: In Indianapolis, Kellen Dunham scored 22 points and Kameron Woods added 14 to lead Butler to a win over Marquette.WOMENOklahoma 68, No. 3 Baylor 64: In Oklahoma City, Kaylon Williams and Sharane Campbell-Olds each scored 15 points, and Oklahoma defeated No. 3 Baylor to end the Lady Bears’ win streak at 25 games. No. 21 Florida Gulf Coast 56, North Florida 24: In Jacksonville, Kaneisha Atwater scored 13 points and Whitney Knight had 11 but it was the defense that was outstanding for Florida Gulf Coast women in racing to its 21st-straight win with a victory over North Florida.BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNorth Florida tops FGCU, takes control of A-Sun raceEagles lose their grip STATE SCHEDULETODAY Florida Atlantic at Western Kentucky, 8 p.m. Florida International at Marshall, 8 p.m. “ E x p e r i e n c e P u r e G o l f ” Kingsway Country Club *Rated in the Top 10 Florida golf courses by GolfNow.com golfer reviews $59 AM $49 PM $30 Twilight after 2:00pm $40 Early Bird Special 7-8 AM $49 Monday & Wednesday AM Specials adno=SP41749 For Tee Times visit www.kingswaycountryclub.com or call: 941-625-8898 1 mile East of Exit 170, I-75 (Kings Highway). Left at Kingsway Circle. 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BoatingAnd Fishing.com Facebook.com/ 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 COVERPhoto providedSara Hannon and her rst red grouper — a hefty 28-inch retruck. WEEKLY MAGAZINE TABLE OF CONTENTS Modern communications technology makes it easier to get reports from your fishing buddies, but is it really helping or hurting?Just phoning it in Boating Safety MARK & LEIGH ANN LONG Food safety on the water ............................................................................... Page 8 Readers Write ROBERT S. BITNER That’s no jack ................................................................................................. Page 9 Angling 101 ROBERT LUGIEWICZ Hello, spring! ................................................................................................ Page 10 SLACK TIDES ........................................................................................... Page 15 Peace River Wildlife Center ROBIN JENKINS, DVM The butterfly effect ...................................................................................... Page 16 A Life on the Water CAPT. VAN HUBBARD It’s just common sense ................................................................................. Page 20 FWC wants your input on red snapper season ............................................. Page 21 At the Range BILLY CARL A woman and her gun ................................................................................. Page 22 Manatees rescued from storm drain ............................................................ Page 23 Tournament Bassin’ GREG BARTZ An ice-cold Classic ........................................................................................ Page 24 Around Charlotte Harbor CAPT. RALPH ALLEN Page 14 BULLETIN BOARD | Page 11 ————— TIDE CHARTS | Page 4 ————— MAP OF LOCAL WATERS | Page 5 ————— FISH FINDER | Page 6 ————— FISHING REGULATIONS | Page 7 SEAFOOD RECIPES | Pages 18,23 ————— FISH PROFILES | Page 21 ————— READER PHOTOS | Pages 12,13 ————— BOATING CLASSES | Page 19 ————— SOLUNAR TABLES | Page 19 REGULAR FEATURES LETTERS TO THE EDITOR JOSH: It deeply warmed the heart of this senior boater to see 2-year-old Jet on the Feb. 12 cover of WaterLine wearing a personal otation device and proudly holding up the rst sh he ever caught. Little does he realize that he served as a real-life example and reminder for the boating public at large that toddlers and young children should always wear a PFD when on a boat. We used to refer to PFDs as life jackets, because that’s exactly what they are. — Don Nemetz DON: You couldn’t be more right. I know a lot of people don’t bother with PFDs for themselves or their kids, and it always amazes me we don’t have more drownings. Lucky, I guess. But it only takes seconds for luck to run out, so that’s not something anybody should ever depend on. It’s much better to be prepared for bad things to happen, because if you know you can handle any problems that arise, you can really enjoy yourself. — Josh Olive, WaterLine Publisher JOSH: Thank you for your cooperation in placing the promo for our snowbird adult sailing course in your product. Registration opened Monday 2/16 and was full by Thursday 2/19 (12 student max for this class). We will oer another class in June and one in November. Again, thank you! — Hugh Moore, President Englewood Sailing Association, Inc. HUGH: Well, I wish I could take some credit, but I didn’t even get a chance to run it. The notice came in too late last week for publication. When we’re approaching the June class, if you can send me the notice a full week before it needs to publish, that will ensure it gets in at least one edition. Of course, even earlier would be better. — Josh Olive, WaterLine PublisherIf you have a comment or question for WaterLine, email it to Editor@WaterLineWeekly.com.Letters 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. OK, my column is a little squished this week. That’s ne, because I gave up a chunk of space for the notice at right. Yes, I wrote my column about the Fisheries Forum last week, but a reminder never hurts. I want to see a bunch of you there this evening. Onward. Many of you are looking forward to snook season opening this Saturday. Snook are one of Southwest Florida’s favorite game sh, and probably the one that causes the most sleepless nights. But this early in the season, there’s no need to go completely nocturnal. The snook bite has been best in the late afternoon and early evening — no surprise, because that’s when the water has been the warmest. These sh are truly tropical in nature and the heat suits them. Few sh are more highly rated on the table than snook (as long as the llets are skinned before cooking). That has led to them being in very high demand, which is why we have such a narrow slot limit (28 to 33 inches with the tail squeezed) and a bag limit of just one sh. Because of the tight limits, most snook caught must be released. There are few sh more wanted than snook, so it only makes sense for each of us to do our very best to ensure every released sh survives. That starts with your rig. Lipped plugs are very popular for snook, but they come bristling with treble hooks. I remove all the trebles and replace the tail hook with a single assist hook. It doesn’t aect the action much, but it sure makes unhooking and releasing a sh much simpler and faster. Snook have a delicate mouth architecture that is easily damaged if you lift them by the jaw alone. Always support the weight of the sh with your other hand while posing for photos or removing a snook from the water. Always wet your hands rst — the slime protects sh from diseases. And speed counts, so no dawdling. There are more snook caught every year in Florida than actually live here, so each sh is caught more than once a year on average. That means they’re good at surviving, but the more carefully we handle them the better their chances are. I’m hoping to bring one home for dinner, but that will be my limit for the season. They’re just worth too much alive for me to feel good about lling my freezer, but that’s a decision everyone makes for themselves. Snook! FROM THE PUBLISHER’S DESK JOSH OLIVE What do you know about our local waters? Whether it’s a lot or a little, someone would like to pick your brain. The Charlotte Harbor Fisheries Forum is a edgling program of the University of Florida. Although it’s intended to help link sheries managers and the public, the implica tions go far beyond shing. Fish need habitat, so much of the focus has been on Charlotte Harbor itself. Although scientists have been studying local waters for many years, there are still lots of questions unan swered. Charlotte County Sea Grant Agent Betty Staugler says anglers and other laypeople might have key information that would help. “The data scientists collect is far more meaningful when paired with observations from the general public,” she said. “The goal is to create a forum where people can share their experiences and thoughts. Ultimately, we hope to use the collective forum to make recommendations about sheries science and management to the appropriate agencies.” Naturally, shermen spend a lot of time on the water, so they are the best-represented group so far. But anyone who has an involvement or interest in the harbor is invited. According to WaterLine Weekly Magazine Publisher Josh Olive, even those who don’t make a living directly from the water depend on it. “We need to prioritize the health of Charlotte Harbor, because it’s what makes this area unique,” Olive said. “It’s the water that draws tourists here from around the globe. Without it, they’d be gone. We would see our local economy sink and prop erty values would plummet, along with our tax base. We’d become just another small town, nothing special.” Local shing guide Capt. Jay Withers agrees that people need to focus on the harbor. “We have an incredible resource that we need to help sustain,” he said. “If all we’re doing is just taking and taking without putting anything back, eventually it won’t be able to support that.” Withers said he’s noticed a decline in redsh and other popular species since moving here 13 years ago. “I’ve watched our shery change over the years, and not for the better, so I gured I needed to get involved,” he said. The forum could become a way for local concerns to be addressed by regulators and lawmakers. But according to Staugler, unless people take an active interest in helping, this ultimately will be a failed eort. “The success of the forum is depen dent upon those who attend taking ownership and actively participating,” she said. “We’re hoping a lot of inter ested people show up Thursday night.” IF YOU GOWhat: Charlotte Harbor Fisheries Forum When: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight Where: Community room at Laishley Park Municipal Marina, 120 Laishley Court, Punta Gorda Fisheries forum wants your input OBMa[bmLtO/7 /T/

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Page 4 February 26, 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 01:21 -0.09 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 TidesAndCurrents.noaa.gov TIDE CHARTSTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY Thursday 01:21 -0.09 feet L 17:47 1.73 feet H Friday 02:33 -0.16 feet L 19:00 1.69 feet H Saturday 03:32 -0.22 feet L 11:50 1.04 feet H 14:22 0.97 feet L 20:12 1.69 feet H Sunday 04:21 -0.25 feet L 12:01 1.07 feet H 15:30 0.88 feet L 21:14 1.70 feet H Monday 05:01 -0.24 feet L 12:10 1.09 feet H 16:21 0.77 feet L 22:04 1.70 feet H Tuesday 05:35 -0.19 feet L 12:15 1.11 feet H 17:02 0.65 feet L 22:47 1.69 feet H Wednesday 06:04 -0.11 feet L 12:18 1.16 feet H 17:39 0.52 feet L 23:25 1.66 feet H Thursday 04:27 -0.13 feet L 20:41 1.56 feet H Friday 05:49 -0.18 feet L 21:57 1.51 feet H Saturday 06:52 -0.24 feet L 14:26 0.94 feet H 17:06 0.88 feet L 23:16 1.50 feet H Sunday 07:39 -0.26 feet L 14:37 0.99 feet H 18:24 0.81 feet L Monday 00:19 1.52 feet H 08:15 -0.26 feet L 14:49 1.04 feet H 19:20 0.69 feet L Tuesday 01:08 1.53 feet H 08:43 -0.22 feet L 15:02 1.08 feet H 20:05 0.56 feet L Wednesday 01:47 1.53 feet H 09:08 -0.16 feet L 15:13 1.14 feet H 20:45 0.44 feet L Thursday 01:58 -0.10 feet L 09:56 0.70 feet H 11:17 0.70 feet L 18:11 1.29 feet H Friday 03:14 -0.15 feet L 10:55 0.78 feet H 13:18 0.76 feet L 19:35 1.26 feet H Saturday 04:14 -0.19 feet L 11:23 0.85 feet H 15:05 0.74 feet L 20:52 1.27 feet H Sunday 05:02 -0.21 feet L 11:46 0.90 feet H 16:17 0.67 feet L 21:53 1.28 feet H Monday 05:40 -0.21 feet L 12:07 0.94 f eet H 17:08 0.57 feet L 22:41 1.29 feet H Tuesday 06:12 -0.17 feet L 12:24 0.98 feet H 17:49 0.47 feet L 23:22 1.29 feet H Wednesday 06:39 -0.12 feet L 12:37 1.02 feet H 18:24 0.37 feet L 23:58 1.27 feet H Thursday 04:25 -0.11 feet L 12:06 0.83 feet H 13:44 0.83 feet L 20:21 1.52 feet H Friday 05:41 -0.17 feet L 13:05 0.93 feet H 15:45 0.91 feet L 21:45 1.50 feet H Saturday 06:41 -0.23 feet L 13:33 1.01 feet H 17:32 0.88 feet L 23:02 1.50 feet H Sunday 07:29 -0.25 feet L 13:56 1.07 feet H 18:44 0.79 feet L Monday 00:03 1.52 feet H 08:07 -0.25 feet L 14:17 1.12 feet H 19:35 0.68 feet L Tuesday 00:51 1.54 feet H 08:39 -0.20 feet L 14:34 1.16 feet H 20:16 0.56 feet L Wednesday 01:32 1.53 feet H 09:06 -0.14 feet L 14:47 1.21 feet H 20:51 0.44 feet LVENICE INLET PUNTA GORDA PLACIDA MATLACHA PASS 17:47 1.73 02:33 -0.16 19:00 1.69 03:32 -0.22 11:50 1.04 20:12 1.69 04:21 -0.25 20:41 1.56 14:22 0.97 12:01 1.07 15:30 0.88 21:14 1.70 05:01 -0.24 12:10 1.09 16:21 0.77 22:04 1.70 05:35 -0.19 12:15 1.11 17:02 0.65 22:47 1.69 06:04 -0.11 12:18 1.16 17:39 0.52 23:25 1.66 04:27 -0.13 05:49 -0.18 21:57 1.51 06:52 -0.24 14:26 0.94 17:06 0.88 23:16 1.50 07:39 -0.26 14:37 0.99 18:24 0.81 00:19 1.52 08:15 -0.26 14:49 1.04 19:20 0.69 01:08 1.53 08:43 -0.22 15:02 1.08 20:05 0.56 01:47 1.53 09:08 -0.16 15:13 1.14 20:45 0.44 01:58 -0.10 09:56 0.70 18:11 1.29 11:17 0.70 10:55 0.78 03:14 -0.15 19:35 1.26 13:18 0.76 04:14 -0.19 11:23 0.85 15:05 0.74 20:52 1.27 05:02 -0.21 11:46 0.90 16:17 0.67 21:53 1.28 05:40 -0.21 12:07 0.94 17:08 0.57 22:41 1.29 06:12 -0.17 12:24 0.98 17:49 0.47 23:22 1.29 06:39 -0.12 12:37 1.02 18:24 0.37 23:58 1.27 12:06 0.83 20:21 1.52 13:44 0.83 13:05 0.93 05:41 -0.17 21:45 1.50 15:45 0.91 06:41 -0.23 13:33 1.01 17:32 0.88 23:02 1.50 07:29 -0.25 13:56 1.07 18:44 0.79 00:03 1.52 08:07 -0.25 14:17 1.12 19:35 0.68 00:51 1.54 08:39 -0.20 14:34 1.16 20:16 0.56 01:32 1.53 09:06 -0.14 14:47 1.21 20:51 0.44 04:25 -0.11 eEM -A N I ,.-v I> t "'T------------------BOAT STORAGEDRY STORAGEWET SLIPSBOAT LIFTSWATERSIDE GRILLOPEN EVERY DAYFOR BREAKFAST,LUNCH & DINNERAMENITIESBOAT RENTALSFUEL DOCKBAIT & TACKLESHIPS STORE24/7 SECURITYON-SITE SERVICEGASPARJLLA-M ARINA-15001 GASPARILLA RDPLACIDA, FL 941-697-2280GASPARILLAMARINA.COM110MARKER 20 0ON THE ICW

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Page 6 February 26, 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 North Port canals have been producing bass and some small snook. The bite is best where the water is warmest. Inshore, it’s just been too cold for any decent action. The reefs in 50 feet of water are giving up grunts, porgies, squirrelsh and mangrove snapper. Closer to shore, you can catch sheepshead and ounder. The jetties and ICW docks have been producing fair numbers of sheepshead. Fiddler crabs and sand eas are hard to nd, but shrimp are working just ne. The south end of Gasparilla Island is producing jumbo sheepshead and keeper ounder, plus pompano and permit in the surf. Backcountry redsh action is steady in Whidden Creek and the top of Bull Bay. Big live or frozen shrimp will get eaten. A few snook are showing up in the same areas. Good trout reports are coming from Lemon Bay Park and spots all around Gasparilla Sound. There’s been a hot bite at the Bayronto, with reports indicating keeper red grouper, cobia to 60 pounds and some beautiful African pompano. Yellowtail snapper are coming from 85 to 90 feet. Big porgies and lane snapper are on most of the wrecks and reefs. Run the traplines. Anglers are nding tripletail to 15 pounds and cobia to 30 pounds hanging around crab trap oats o the beaches. The Boca Grande Pier and the big pass are producing lots of black drum and big sheepshead on shrimp. Snook are whacking swimbaits and freelined live whiting or ladysh at El Jobean. Sandbar and blacktip shark action is good at Middle Beach on jacks or mullet. The Myakka has some redsh in the 20-inch range; they like shrimp. In the Harbor, reds are still few and far between, but you can catch them if you keep working at it. The mangrove snapper and red grouper bite is good on the deeper reefs. There are lots of sharks within 10 miles of the beach. Trout on the west wall are eating almost anything you care to throw. Most sh are keepers and quite a few are better than 20 inches. FISHING TIP OF THE WEEK: For most fishermen, flounder are strictly an occasional catch. That’s probably because these strange bottom-dwelling predators hunt and eat differently from other fish. Once you understand how they work, though, you can catch a lot more of them. If you’ve caught one or two flounder on a fishing trip, chances are good you had a lot more of them on but didn’t realize it. Their bite is usually very subtle — more like getting snagged in grass than a strike. Flounder grab a bait and hold it for a few seconds, then rearrange it in their mouths to get it into position to be swallowed. If you try to set the hook too soon, you’ll lose the fish. When you feel it “snag,” wait a few seconds. If you feel your bait trembling, that’s when to set the hook. Areas of open sand near pilings or rocks are flounder magnets. Soft plastics that imitate fish are top choices. Flounder seem to like white lures, but they also appreciate bright colors such as lavender, pink and electric chicken. Small live fish are also readily eaten. Whatever you’re using, your best chance at a flounder comes when you drag your bait across the bottom. Don’t hop, don’t twitch — just drag, slow and steady. F ISH F INDER ROGERFINE BAIT & TACKLE North Port 941-240-5981 JIMFISHERMAN’S EDGE Grove City 941-697-7595 MALCOLMCOOKS SPORTLAND Venice 941-493-0025There are sheepshead all over — oyster bars, ats, piers, bridges — eating shrimp or crabs. Snook are ring up and eating MirrOdines or Rapala plugs around the pilings. Jacks and trout are welcome bycatch as you’re shing for snook, or go hunt them on the ats. Bass are on the beds and biting well. Crappie are slowing down as the water gets warmer. Porgies, grunts, sheepshead and cobia are coming in from the nearshore reefs, or go farther out for amberjack. Blacktip sharks are everywhere, eating baits you drop or sh you’re reeling in. Redsh are ready to bite. Look to the points and oyster bars along the ICW. You may nd schools of rats, or you may nd some of the over-slot sh. Lil Johns and spoons are hot. Cobia are hanging out with the cownose rays in the Harbor and o the beaches. Pompano are sitting outside the bar from Alligator Creek to Pirate Harbor. The grassats of Turtle Bay are holding trout; look in 2 to 3 feet of water. Redsh are starting to school up south of Burnt Store; sh outside the bar on high tides. Snook are hiding under canal docks, along with snapper and sheepshead. Sharpnose and blacktip sharks are cruising o Bokeelia and into Boca Grande Pass. The crab trap pots are getting fewer but still holding plenty of tripletail. You might nd cobia with them or on top of the nearshore reefs. Drop shrimp down on the reefs for sheepshead and mangrove snapper, or head out to 15 miles for bigger mangs and porgies. The red grouper bite is good at 30 miles or 100 feet. The weekend looks good, and it’s hard to choose a favorite. I’d take a variety of tackle and be prepared for anything that might happen to swim by. There are lots of redsh on the east wall from just south of Alligator Creek to Two Pine. Fish mangrove edges with shrimp, pinsh or crabs. Trout are scattered all over, with loads of small ones. The few decent sh are coming from Pine Island Sound, mostly on pinsh under a cork. Snook are opening Saturday, and you can nd some in back of the islands on the east side, in Whidden Bay and of course around structure at El Jobean and Placida. Grunts and mangrove snapper are hitting shrimp on the nearshore reefs (if you can keep the sheepshead o, see best bet). Cobia have been cruising the nearshore reefs and even showing up inside the Harbor. Red grouper are chewing at 25 to 35 miles o Venice and Stump Pass. Sheepshead are coming from Alligator Creek Reef, the phosphate docks, the passes and all the nearshore reefs. You’ll want to bring shrimp, shrimp and more shrimp. Rat redsh are common on the ats. For slot and bigger sh, try Ladynger Lakes or the Panther Key area. Natural pinsh color Z-Man soft plastics are a good choice. Moving water will make all the dierence. Trout to 20 inches are sitting on the grass between St. James City and Sanibel. A shrimp under a cork has been the best choice. Snook have been few and far between, though there should be some in the Caloosahatchee canals. When it’s been calm enough to go, anglers are reporting plentiful mangrove snapper and red grouper on the deeper reefs. Keeper mangrove snapper and sheepshead are both whacking shrimp in the canals around the pilings. ROBERTFISHIN’ FRANK’S Charlotte Harbor 941-625-3888 JEFFCAPT. TED’S TACKLE Port Charlotte 941-627-6800 CHUCKLAISHLEY MARINE Punta Gorda 941-639-3949 BOBOLD PINE ISLAND MARINE St. James City 239-283-2548 Hats are priced at $14.02 each plus tax, which conveniently comes to $15 (we planned it that way). Shipping is $7 anywhere in the U.S., whether you buy one or 100. 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Page 7 February 26, 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 MyFWC.com/shing and GulfCouncil.org/shing_regulations. 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 MyFWC.com/shing 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 http://bit.ly/urExej. 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:// bit.ly/I6zrDj; 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 http://bit.ly/10nYDIz 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 http://bit.ly/15D6HipFRESHWATER 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 http://bit.ly/10nYJQr for full rules, including special management areas. F ISHING R ULES adno=50476246 MARINEMAX VENICE 1485 S. 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Page 8 February 26, 2015 BOATING SAFETY MARK & LEIGH ANN LONGIn my opinion, the only thing worse than being seasick is having food poisoning. I expe rienced this once, decades ago, after reheating Thanksgiving Day leftovers for my dinner. It was memorable, and not in a good way. I am nearly paranoid about anything not freshly cooked or kept at a safe temperature, be that hot or cold. I have found that keeping food adequately cold while boating can be a challenge. If you are merely heading out for an afternoon, it can be pretty simple, even without refrigeration. But if you are going to be on the boat for several days or longer, even with a boat refrigerator, you need to plan ahead. Most boat refrigerators are tiny and rarely cool evenly. Here are a few things I have learned over the years, mostly through personal experience (aka, the hard way). Use a separate cooler for drinks as it will be opened more often, therefore raising the temperature little by little. If you are a soda drinker, a Soda Stream will save you lots of space and provide you with not just soda, but sparkling water which can be avored with a bit of fresh juice. Also, block ice lasts longer than cubes. Freezing water in a gallon milk jug is an easy way to make it at home. I use small plastic-coated wire racks to raise food over the ice, so the meltwater in the bottom doesn’t seep into food packages. Know your boat refrigerator’s cold spots and warm spots. I discovered this one weekend by sad accident. I had purchased a sizable quan tity of deli meats, in anticipation of a large group of guests. I placed them in the lowest part of our refrigerator, reasoning that cold air drops. Turns out the refrigerator was cooled by the top-mounted freezer, making the top shelf best for meats. Several packages of meat went into the trash and I quickly threw together tuna salad for lunch! A wireless thermometer will help you assess your warm spots. Since that experience, I limit fresh meat, take very few frozen meats and use more canned meats. Believe it or not, in most of the world people do not refrigerate eggs. Here in the U.S., we wash the protective coating o our eggs, so keeping them cold in mandatory. But if you’re fortunate enough to get eggs fresh from the hen that have never been refrigerated, you can leave them at room temperature. I would still crack them into a separate bowl before adding them to the pan or batters. Celery and citrus fruits last longer if wrapped snugly in aluminum foil. Vacuumsealing foods that you will not be using right away helps keep them fresh. Many foods will last a very long time if sealed. There are many milks, both dairy and plant-based, that come in boxes or cans. They can be stored at room temperature until opened, after which they must be refrigerated. Canned foods are very versatile. Just add salsa and corn to canned beans for Texas caviar, a great snack or meal. Some of the easyto-store fresh veggies are onions, potatoes, squash, cabbage and carrots. Fast-cooking dried beans such as black-eyed peas, lentils and split peas are must-haves if we are going on a longer trip. Always label and date foods you bring on board. I cannot emphasize enough that you need to wash hands and surfaces often. I keep antibacterial hand and surface wipes aboard, even though I hate the added trash. Also, do not cross-contaminate by using the same utensils and plates for various foods, especially raw meats. A foodborne illness can turn your boating dream into a nightmare. Fortunately, with a little knowledge and common-sense precau tions, this problem can be easily avoided.Mark Long and his wife Leigh Ann are longtime boaters and active members in the Peace River Sail and Power Squadron. They can be contacted at PRSPSBoatSafe@gmail. com. To learn more about the Squadron, go to PuntaGorda-Boating.org or Facebook.com/ PeaceRiverSailAndPowerSquadron. Photo providedYa gotta eat, so it pays to follow food safety recommendations. Food safety on the water adno=50478711 A r e a ’ s N e w e s t Area’s Newest C E R T I F I E D CERTIFIED M e r c u r y / M e r c r u i s e r Mercury/Mercruiser P a r t s a n d S e r v i c e Parts and Service M a r i n a MarinaW e S e r v i c e A l l B r a n d s We Service All Brands C o n t a c t U s F o r A l l Y o u r Contact Us For All Your S e r v i c e N e e d s Service Needs9 4 1 6 9 7 3 7 7 8 S e r v i c e 941-697-3778 Service 9 4 1 6 9 7 4 3 5 6 S t o r a g e 941-697-4356 StorageS e r v i c e @ P a l m I s l a n d M a r i n a . c o m Service@PalmIslandMarina.com 7 0 8 0 P l a c i d a R o a d 7080 Placida Road C a p e H a z e , F L 3 3 9 4 6 Cape Haze, FL 33946 Areas c 1 r_ _CERTIFIE[-, Mer cu /Men cu use:vParts aiicl ServiceI'Ve Service All : _TAUs For All 'AL, _ .a -77 : ServeJi v941 -697-456 Stogy^c_MERCURY

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Page 9 February 26, 2015 I am a 68-year-old snowbird from Pennsylvania. My wife and I bought a place in Alameda Isles, Englewood, last year, and I now spend my winters shing Lemon Bay. I get WaterLine Weekly Magazine every week in my Englewood Sun. I read the articles and try to learn as much as I can about shing down here. This week, I paid particular attention to Capt. Josh Greer’s column “Love the Fish You’ve Got.” Unusually cold water temperatures and consistent high winds have caused shing for trout, redsh and snook on the Lemon Bay to be rather fruitless the past several weeks. We have, however, caught some pretty nice jacks in Forked Creek. In keeping with Capt. Greer’s advice, we have stayed in Forked Creek and trolled spoons and Rat-L-Traps for jacks with decent success. These jacks are a lot of fun! Their nickname “el toro“ (the bull) is well-earned. On Sunday, my friend Jerry and I were trolling for jacks and having fun. I was trolling a Rapala imitation minnow, silver and blue. As we passed right through our marina, my rod bent and my reel started screaming out line. The sh made a long run, then boiled on the surface. No jack this time — a big snook! Thank God Jerry is an experienced sherman and boater. He grabbed the controls and began backing down on the sh. I was using a medium 6-foot-6 rod, 10-pound braided line, and a Penn 4000 spinning reel. The braided line and Penn reel saved the day. After about a 20-minute battle, including several long runs, I was able to get the sh close enough for Jerry to net her. We measured her quickly (34 inches!), took a couple pictures, then revived and released her unharmed. I practice catch-and-release, so watching her swim away was a highlight. I have been shing for more than 50 years. That snook was the nicest sh I ever caught. Ever. Thanks to WaterLine Weekly Magazine for teaching me how to sh here, to Capt. Greer for reminding me to enjoy the sh that are willing to bite, and to Jerry, without whom I couldn’t have boated this wonderful sh of a lifetime. That’s no jack READERS WRITE ROBERT S. BITNER Photo providedRobert and the 34-inch snook he caught and released. adno=50478895 a a 0`a---_ T NEWES ;_tG/ r rACKLE80Ars Ilki f 11lt;, MosaicABSOLUT Fo PepsiVODKA1m1FR-Pnt 1 , ,hl, , ! MARINE "C 1, f 1 1 1Visit www.flatsmasters.com to register online!,, or register in person at Laishley Marine or Capt. Ted's Tackle in Pt. CharlotteCall Tournament Headquarters at 941.637.5953 for more information

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Page 10 February 26, 2015 Fresh o our coldest weather in four years, you might be ready for a warm spell. Me too. As I write this, the 14-day forecast doesn’t dip below the mid-50s. Of course, that’s subject to change, but it bodes well. Spring is coming, and as far as I’m concerned it can’t get here fast enough. I never trust the weatherman, but I’m noticing a lot of plants budding and owering earlier than usual. The ospreys have been arguing over nesting material for almost a month. When the oak pollen starts painting cars yellow and the manatees move back out onto the ats, we’ll know for sure that the shing is about to get really, really good. This winter has been a weird one. There have certainly been some chilly times, but overall we’ve had more warm days than cool ones. It’s taken pretty much the whole season for our water temperatures to get down to the “normal” winter range. With the current forecast warming trend, I don’t think I’m going too far out on a limb to say we’re on track for an early showing of our springtime sh. Tarpon are one of those sh, and I know many anglers are looking forward to shing them. Migratory tarpon usually arrive at the bottom end of Pine Island Sound in the rst or second week of April, a couple weeks before our big resident sh make their way down the rivers to join them in Boca Grande Pass for their annual menage a thousands. More than a few shermen will be surprised to hook into a silver torpedo while trout shing. The trout shermen will also start seeing a lot more redsh, both in quantity and size. Big reds have been a little scarce (actually, a lot scarce) for the past couple months. No one is really quite sure where most of our slot-size redsh hide themselves in winter, but they reappear like magic as spring weather settles in. There have already been a few sh popping up here and there on the ats of the east side of the Harbor and the mangrove shorelines on the west wall. As we get more consistently warm, more and more will aggregate in these areas. Snook never really moved all the way up into the backcountry this year, instead holding in the mouths of the canals and creeks where they usually spend fall. The farther they go back, the longer it takes them to come back out. Since they’ve stayed on the edges, they should be returning to the ats earlier than normal. Another of our spring favorites is cobia. April and May are the hot months in the upper Harbor, with a few 50to 80-pound sh reeled in every year, but they’ll be cruising the bars and reefs in the Harbor by the middle of March. Some nice ones have already been caught over the nearshore Gulf reefs, and more are showing up all the time. We’ll also soon be seeing our annual king mackerel run. Those sh overwinter in the Florida Keys, where the bite has been pretty good this season. Spanish mackerel have basi cally the same pattern and will move in around the same time, both oshore and inshore. Spring shows up whenever it shows up, but it seems like the sh all know when it’s happening. When it does, the action is truly incredible. You can spend the morning tearing up snook, trout and redsh on the ats, then move out to the Pass and hook tarpon and sharks, then run oshore and drift for kingsh and cobia. Or you can sh the surf for whiting, pompano and permit, which are also starting to move in. All this shing gets red up right about the time most of our seasonal visitors are heading home. Generally, it picks up at the end of March, runs all through April and into the rst half of May. As an added bonus, that’s also when our winter winds will start settling down, so shing trips are not only more productive but less bumpy. If you’re one of those seasonal folks hitting the road soon, this is probably not welcome news. But try looking at it as an opportunity rather than just bad luck. It’s a great reason for you to come back down to the Sunshine State or maybe to extend your stay a few weeks past when most of the other snowbirds have own back north. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather nd an excuse to enjoy our fantastic spring shing than go back home to see what shape the storm windows are in.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 FishinFranks.com. Hello, spring! 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Page 11 February 26, 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.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.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 PGBoatClub.org.GUIDED 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). This site is 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://Mangrove.FNPSChapters.org.ROWING 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 SarasotaInvitational.com for more info.BIRD ROOKERY SWAMP WALKSJoin the volunteer sta at CREW Bird Rookery Swamp Trails (1295 Shady Hollow Blvd. W., Naples) for a free entertaining and informative 2.5-hour guided walk. Learn the history, see wildlife and enjoy the views. Walks are scheduled for 1:30 to 4 p.m. 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.BIRDING AT WILDFLOWERJoin Bill Dunson and a group from Peace River Audubon Society from 8 to 10 a.m. March 3 in exploring the dierent habitats of Wildower Preserve (3120 Gasparilla Pines Blvd., Englewood). Learn the common resident and migratory bird species and how to distinguish them by sight and sound. For more info, call Bob Winter at 941-8282627. All Audubon meetings, eld trips, and WalkAbouts are free and open to the public. For a full schedule, visit PeaceRiverAudubon.org.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.GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUPIt’s time again for Charlotte County’s Great American Cleanup! Interested individuals and groups are encouraged to participate in this annual event, scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon March 7. Meet at Cedar Point Environmental Park (2300 Placida Road, Englewood) and clean up local parks. Come help clean up your community. This is our country’s largest community improvement event, engaging 4 million volunteers in 20,000 communities nationwide. Trash bags, refreshments and T-shirts (to rst 20 who register) will be provided. Just bring a commitment to help. Sponsored by Keep Charlotte Beautiful. For more info or to register, call 941-475-0769.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.NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY MEETINGJoin the Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society at 7 p.m. March 10 at Lemon Bay Park (570 Bay Park Blvd., Englewood). Guest speaker Chris Meyers will provide an update on what’s happening in Sarasota County Parks. Chris has developed and managed several of Sarasota County’s nature parks. He is well-versed on the ora and fauna of these parks and will give us insight as to the status of the parks he currently managing. All FNPS meetings, eld trips and special events are free and open to the public. For more info on this and other activities and events, go to Mangrove.FNPSChapters.org. 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 March 10 & 24; April 14 & 28; and May 12 & 26. All children must 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 | 17 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. 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. DON PEDRO ISLAND STATE PARK: Islanders and Florida Master Naturalists Merrill and Bob Horswill will be your guides from 9 a.m. to noon March 18. Launch from the park mainland and paddle to the island for a wildower hike and lunch at beach pavilion. Provide your own watercraft, PFD and lunch, and be able to swim. 941-445-6181. FOOTPRINTS TRAIL AT BABCOCK RANCH: Footprints Trail is a protected area of pine atwoods, prairie and cypress swamp habitats. Florida Master Naturalists Jamie Reynolds and Jim Knoy will identify and describe the plants and animals as you walk along from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on March 19. 941-637-8284. KAYAK MYRTLE CREEK: Paddle with Master Naturalist Jim Story from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 25 or May 8. 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Page 12 February 26, 2015 R EADER P HOTOS Kim Yun-soon Claessens brought this beautiful trout home for supper. Bob Busler got a tasty hogsh out on the Gulf. Anissa Hunt had a good day of black drum shing near Nokomis. This is one of four she caught. Khloe and Nick with a big yellowtail jack they teamed up to catch in a Punta Gorda canal. Ryan Smith of Superior, Wis., with a fun-size Gasparilla Sound speckled trout. Bruce Smith and Tom Hickey with a couple of Pine Island specks. Rain didn’t bother these guys. Page 13 February 26, 2015 WE WANT YOUR PHOTOS!Here’s how it works: Take pictures of your outdoor adven tures. Send your high-quality digital photos to Editor@ WaterLineWeekly.com, or send prints by snail mail to WaterLine, 23170 Harborview Road, Port Charlotte, FL 33980, ATTN: Lee Anderson . Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you want your prints returned to you. DO NOT send us photos of oversized or other releaseonly fish being poorly handled. Photos of such fish being gaffed, held by the lower jaw only or obviously damaged or dead WILL NOT be published, no matter how big the fish or how proud the angler may be. Ken Heitmann and family caught this 31-inch redsh while shing with Capt. Cameron Schurlknight on Lemon Bay. Jonni Solem of Duluth, Minn., with one of several sheepshead she caught that day. Bruce Smith and Tom Hickey with a couple of Pine Island specks. Rain didn’t bother these guys. Dave Hoover of New Albany, Ind., had a great day on the Gulf. Rain, wind, and rolling seas? No problems — it was worth it! Justin Fairchild and family with some big sheepshead caught oshore south of Redsh Pass. 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 8 501 Placida, Rd. Unit #6 C ape Haz e, FL 33946 P hone ( 941) 697-1669 F ax 9 41-697-3171 E mail:acehaze@comcast.net J im Stoner, Owner A ce Ha rdware o f C ape Haze, In c. A ut ho ri ze d R et ai le r fo r Y ETI c ool er s L ic en se d Ag en t fo r FL Fi sh in g & Hu nt in g L ic en se s adno=489032 adno=50476233 260 Maryland Ave. Englewood, FL 34224 www.StumpPassMarina.net Open 7 Days Bait & Tackle and Gas Dock 6 AM :30 PM ‘’Great staff and everything we need for boating—you have to check it out!’’ FULL SERVICE Marina DIRECT ACCESS to the Gulf HIGH & DRY STORAGE for Boats RESTAURANT & BAR with Tiki Hut CUSTOMER SERVICE is our #1 Priority! WE HAVE THE BEST TECHNICIANS in the area Shop / bait / fuel (941) 697-2206 Office / boat storage (941) 697-4300 Boat service (941) 698-4757 Neptune Boat Rentals (941) 786-8372 Best in Florida w' & diremt aeeess to tI quill91ew ,4 ep-ox=same IBEER BAIT QQQQitl_7Q......STUMP PASS.........J.:uu u .k.,t-1 qL 9-.1 ajA,t 4 : 3F.,The helpful place.-THE ORIGINAL-WATERPROOF CHARTSL ` , ( INSHOR ECHATSo =CUSTOMCHARTFRAMINGpo

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Page 14 February 26, 2015 Scientists tell us that humans are more intelligent than sh, and they tell us that one measure of intelligence is the ability to design and utilize tools. It has been documented that some species of sh are capable of using simple tools, such as nding a rock and using it to break open a tasty crustacean, but that’s about the extent of the tool-utilization of even the cleverest of sh. Humans must be way smarter than sh, because we’ve developed much cooler tools. Our intelligence has allowed us to design cars, boats, airplanes and all sorts of sophisticated electronics that far outperform even the niftiest rock being wielded by the smartest of sh. Of course, if our level of intelligence were to be judged by the fact that we often use our fancy tools to kill ourselves by texting while driving, or that we can use them to entertain ourselves by watching reruns of The Kardashians at any time or place on the planet, then the rock-swinging sh might seem to be the smarter by comparison. Human anglers have gone shing for centu ries, and we’ve always used tools in pursuit of our piscine prey. Hooks, lines, rods, reels, boats, motors, depth sounders, GPS units and a host of other tools have evolved along with our ever more ecient pursuit of sh. Even so, some things have not changed much. In spite of the fact that we now have a host of powerful tools at our disposal, at times we can still nd ourselves shless and in need of help in nding our prey. When confronted with such a situ ation, unlucky shermen throughout history have sought helpful information or advice from other, more successful anglers, and this still occurs today. The only thing that’s changed is the method of information exchange. Several thousand years ago, before the development of language, one of our sh-poor ancestors might have looked across the pond, grunted at some other prehistoric sherman across the way, and shrugged his shoulders in a questioning manner. If the guy on the other side responded by shrugging his shoulders and shaking his head, then the rst guy could assume that his best chance of success would be to bonk the other guy on the head with a rock and steal his hot shing spot. This is because all shermen are liars (even prehis toric shermen). A few centuries later, the development of spoken language would allow for much more sophisticated exchanges of shing informa tion, giving successful anglers the ability to lie about their catches much more convincingly. As a side note, the development of spoken language also allowed for “sh stories” to be shared around the campre at day’s end. Ironically, the most successful shermen were usually those who shared the least information with other anglers, yet those who shared the most sh stories around the campre were more revered. Thousands of years later, this is pretty much how today’s online shing forums operate — but we digress. A hundred years ago, humans were devel oping radio communications which allowed us to lie about our catches at much greater range, and the notion of “radio shing” — desper ately seeking shing information by begging over the airwaves — was born. Initially only the largest ocean-going commercial shing vessels were equipped with wireless commu nications, but by about 40 or 50 years ago it became common for even small coastal craft, including recreational vessels, to be equipped with marine VHF radios. These extended our lying and begging range out to 20 or 25 miles. Then about 20 years ago, cellphones began to appear on boats. In coastal waters, it was then possible to communicate with other boats dozens or even hundreds of miles away as long as they were within cellphone reach of the coast. The best thing about this development was that an unlucky angler would only have to embarrass himself to the actual recipient of his phone call, rather than by broadcasting news of his misery to everyone within radio range. It’s been only during the last decade that smartphones have taken communications a step further by putting all the information on the Internet into the hands of any sherman who cares to look. The biggest change in communications aorded by the Internet is that information can be exchanged worldwide in an anonymous manner, making it possible for anyone to plead for help from anyone else, and for anglers to lie about their shing success to the entire universe of shermen. This is sort of the opposite of what happened when cellphones rst appeared, allowing conversations to be one-on-one and rela tively private. With a few keystrokes, it’s now possible for an unsuccessful angler to seek online assistance from countless Web experts, some of whom might be actual shermen. Of course, since the time spent sifting online data is no longer being used for tying leaders, catching fresh bait or actually looking for sh, it might just be that the biggest beneciaries of the online revolution are the sh. 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. Call him at 941-639-2628 or email Captain@ KingFisherFleet.com. AROUND CHARLOTTE HARBOR CAPT. 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Page 15 February 26, 2015 FISH FARMS GOING VEGETARIANWe remove sh faster than they can repopulate, and the oceans are running out of sh. Although many of the sh we eat now come from sh farms, smaller sh found in oceans provide the food for farmed sh. But that takes away from the food available to wild sh. For three decades, sh nutritionists have searched for alternative food sources, such as algae and other plants. A California company called Two X Sea might have developed a solution: The rst vege tarian sh food for commercial use in the U.S. “I don’t think we are turning carnivorous sh into herbivores,” says USDA sh nutritionist Rick Barrows. “We are taking soybeans and corn and algae and turning it into meat. We aren’t changing the animal; we are changing what they consume.” San Francisco chef Laurence Jossel says the sh from Two X Sea taste just like wild sh, and he forsees vegetarian sh food to be the future of sustainable shery. There is one major drawback. Plant-based feed is approximately twice as expensive as traditional sh feed. However, if wild sh populations continue to decline, then going vegetarian might be the only option.SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS NET BANTALLAHASSEE —The Supreme Court of Florida has denied a petition by the Wakulla Fishermen’s Association and upheld the state’s net ban amendment that was approved by 72 percent of voters in 1994. The ruling puts an end to the latest challenge brought by gillnetters who won a sympathetic circuit court ruling in 2013 that allowed them to briey reintroduce destructive gill nets into Florida waters. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, with the support of CCA Florida, challenged that initial court ruling immediately and has worked tirelessly ever since to defend the net ban to the state’s highest court. “The constitutional amendment that has protected Florida’s marine sheries for more than 20 years is safe and intact once again,” said CCA Florida Chairman Bill Camp. “We are grateful to the FWC for its eorts to reverse a wayward court ruling that threatened to turn the clock back to the dark days of gillnetting in our state waters. We have been down this road many times and there is no doubt the gillnetters will try again, but CCA stands ready to protect our sheries and to make sure gill nets remain a part of Florida’s past, not our future.”BP TRIES TO PAY LESS, FAILSBP has lost its bid to reduce the maximum civil ne of $13.7 billion it could face for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. A judge rejected BP’s appeal to pay a cap of $3,000 per barrel under the Clean Water Act. Government prosecutors claim the rm is liable to pay $4,300 per barrel spilled to account for ination. The court has yet to decide the amount of responsibility and nal penalty the rm will pay for the disaster. The 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig killed 11 workers and caused the largest oil spill in U.S. history. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, who issued two previous rulings in the case, had earlier found BP had been grossly negligent leading up to the explosion. According to Reuters, the company disagrees with the court decision and is considering its legal options. BP said it has incurred more than $42 billion in liabilities for the spill, which includes the cost of the cleanup, victim compensation and potential nes. In 2012, BP accepted criminal responsibility for the disaster and agreed to pay $4.5 billion to the U.S. government, thus settling its criminal liability in the spill.NO GREAT WHITE TEEN MOMSLiveScience.com — If you thought humans were late bloomers, consider the great white shark. Male great white sharks take 26 years to reach sexual maturity, and females take a whopping 33 years to be ready to have baby sharks, according to a new study published online Jan. 6 in the journal Marine and Freshwater Research. That’s decades longer than previous estimates, which suggested that females reach maturity somewhere between 7 and 13 years of age and that males can start reproducing when they’re between 4 and 10 years old. The ndings suggest that the populations of these apex predators may grow even more slowly than scientists had previously thought, thus making them even more vulnerable to threats, the researchers said. The researchers also found that great white sharks were considerably older than previously thought, with the oldest individual animal in the study reaching 73 years of age.ACIDIC OCEAN BURNS SHELLFISH INDUSTRYIncreasingly acidic ocean conditions are threatening U.S. shellsh populations, with the Pacic Northwest and Alaska expected to be aected rst, and the Northeast likely to be hit the hardest, researchers said. More acidic waters have already cost the oyster industry almost $110 million in the Pacic Northwest, and con ditions in the Northeast will cut into the $300 million annual mollusk harvest in southern Massachusetts, according to an article published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. The results are further examples that climate change is having a signicant impact on both the planet and the global economy, and will continue to threaten the environment even if greenhouse-gas emissions are signicantly curtailed. “The mid-Atlantic and the Northeast make a ton of money o vulnerable species,” said Lisa Suatoni, a se nior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the paper’s authors. “They have a lot to lose.” Excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is absorbed by the oceans. That change in the chemical balance can be devastating for mollusks, which struggle to build shells as seas becomes more acidic.NAUTICAL DICTIONARYAhoy: The rst in a series of four-letter words commonly exchanged by skippers as their boats approach one another. Grounding: An embarrassing situation in which a sailor returns to shore without leaving his boat. Propeller: Underwater winch designed to wind up at high speeds any lines left hanging over the stern. 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Page 16 February 26, 2015 Peace River Wildlife Center’s Facebook page blew up this past week when we posted about the rescue of an approximately four-day-old white-tailed deer fawn. We got likes, shares and lots of comments. Most of the comments were of the “aww” nature, but a few were concerned about the fawn’s chances of survival out in a place called “nature.” Assuredly, we have to make some dicult decisions at times and occasionally take a leap of faith, but this case was pretty straightforward. Although we do not see many deer at PRWC, we are lucky to have a rehabber from New York state who winters in our area and volun teers with us. Diane Hime rehabs numerous fawns every year and assured us that the best “person” to raise a fawn is its own mother. The fawn was found in the Yucca Pens Unit of the Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area. Surrounded by residential development, citrus groves, and pasture land, Babcock/Webb is 65,758 acres of hydric (wet) pine atwoods — one of the few remaining tracts of undeveloped habitat of this type in Southwest Florida. Yucca Pens is a 14,577-acre segment of this natural refuge for native Florida wildlife. Unfortunately, exotic plant species have been introduced acciden tally and intentionally over the years throughout Florida and now pose a threat to our wildlife as they displace native ora and fauna. Few of them provide a nutritious food source for our animals, and some are outright toxic. Melaleucas were introduced in the 1880s from Australia to help dry up the Everglades (now there’s a great idea!). Downy rose myrtle, introduced in the 1920s from Asia as an ornamental, is resistant to re and out-competes native plant species regrowth after natural (and controlled) burning. Japanese climbing fern, introduced from Asia in the 1930s, strangles out native plant species. As these and many other inva sive species crowd out the native plants, the animals are left with less to eat and less appropriate habitat to call home. The state is constantly battling these invasive plant species, just as they do the invasive animal species that threaten to displace our native populations. FWC workers were spraying herbicide on invasive plants and did not see the fawn waiting under the brush for his mother’s return. The baby’s natural camouage kept him well hidden, and his instinct to freeze when in the presence of a potential predator worked all too well in this instance. It’s normal for the mother to leave her young alone for long periods of time the rst few days of his life as mom forages and draws attention away from the defenseless youngster. Just as rabbits do, the mother will return to nurse the baby only two to three times a day. As the fawn gets older, he will start to follow mama around as she feeds, but knows to stay in one place for the rst week or so of his life and she will return to him. The doe will never range far from where her fawn is located. As soon as the FWC workers noticed the fawn had been contaminated, they rinsed him o with water, but since the chemicals they were using are oil-based, they knew they had to have him checked by professionals. He was brought to PRWC where he was bathed with Dawn dish soap (a rehabber’s favorite weapon against toxic substances), had his eyes and ears checked for damage from the chemicals and water, and given supportive care. After his bath, he was bundled up and dried o, then he spent the night in a bird cage — the only cage with bars close enough together to keep his tiny hooves from poking through and getting injured. Early the following day, the fawn was taken back to where he was discovered to be reunited with his mother. She was not in evidence while the release crew was there, as expected. Just because we didn’t see her does not mean she didn’t see us. Since this was where she left her fawn the day before, we know she will come back to look for him there. The area is at least 15 miles o the beaten path, far from where most people venture, so the less human intervention in the reunion the better. We all want to help these animals, especially when it is such an adorable little creature as this fawn. Some times, though, the best way to help is to do nothing. A fawn raised in captivity will have little chance at a normal life. Unless raised in a group of at least 10 other deer, it will imprint on humans and not have the social skills to navigate its adult life successfully. One of the best ways to help wildlife is to be cognizant of the fact that every choice we make has far-reaching implications. Even as seemingly innoc uous a choice as what vegetation to plant in your garden can cause ripple eects through time that can impact many other species of plants and animals. Bambi meets the buttery eect. Sounds like the premise for a new scithriller. Spoiler alert — it all ends in zombies and vampires, because everything these days does.Peace River Wildlife Center is a nonprot organiza tion, 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 WildlifeCenter.com, email PeaceRiverWildlife@yahoo. com or call 941-637-3830. 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Page 17 February 26, 2015 be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more info or to register, call 941-575-5435 or email ashley@checorida.org.EVENINGS 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 favorites. The popular series returns to Eaton Conservation Hall on select Tuesday evenings through May. Speakers: 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. March 16: Florida’s Turtles. March 26: Aquatic Exotics. April 23: Coyotes. Call 239-549-4606 for more info.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 PeaceRiverAudubonSociety.org.MOMS & TOTS IN NATUREBring the wee ones (ages 3 to 5) to Cedar Point Environmental Park (2300 Placida Road, Englewood) for a play day in nature 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 natural 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 BULLETIN BOARDFROM PAGE 11 BULLETIN BOARD | 18 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. 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 (ashley@CHECFlorida.org or 941-575-5435) and space is limited. Sponsored by The Mosaic Company Foundation. WALK AT TIPPECANOE II MITIGATION PARK (16259 Joppa Ave., Port Charlotte): 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. WALK AT ANN DEVER/ OYSTER CREEK PARK (6791 San Casa Drive, Englewood): March 20 & 30. 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Page 18 February 26, 2015 Page 18 February 26, 2015 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 http://conta.cc/1zH7vjl to register or RSVP.GOT AN EVENT COMING UP?Email your event info to Editor@WaterLineWeekly.com at least one week before it needs to be published.BULLETIN BOARDFROM PAGE 17 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 jrogers@scgov.net. 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 LeeParks.org/SixMile. 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 BottomTimeDiveClub.net. GUIDED HIKE AT ALLIGATOR CREEK PRESERVE: This CHEC preserve is located where freshwater and saltwater habitats meet along the edge of Charlotte Harbor. 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Page 20 February 26, 2015 Page 20 February 26, 2015 It’s amazing that drivers who would never consider driving on the wrong side of the road do it recklessly in their boats. Many others seem to feel safer right down the middle of the channel, especially inexperienced pilots in bigger boats. I know you’re on the water to have fun, but please don’t leave all your common sense at home. We can get away with a lot on the waterways, but it’s your family’s lives at stake. Be safe, not careless. Right of way still applies on the waters. If a vessel approaches from your right, give way. That doesn’t mean you can simply charge ahead if you have the right of way — the other boater may not know. If you are passing, be sure the other skipper knows you are overtaking. Make eye contact. We lost a soul recently because someone on a Jet Ski turned right into a boat that was passing him. Look before making a sharp turn. Be extra careful when the light is low. We have many less experienced boaters out there, so expect the unexpected. The local rental businesses do a great job of educating their clients, but these are still new boaters who sometimes make new boater mistakes. Intense sun and glare can make it tough to see clearly on the water. The sun is twice as bright with the reection from water surfaces. A hat will help, but polarized sunglasses help a lot more. You get what you pay for when you’re buying sunglasses, if you pay attention. There are fashion sunglasses that just look good and you are paying for the brand name. We have a lot of quality sunglasses and some exceptional brands. Any polarized lens will help you see down into clear water better. I wore Costa glasses for decades, and they were good and very helpful. I was in Abel’s Marine getting ahead of some boat work last week and saw their Maui Jim display. I had seen the Maui Jims at ICAST last year, and I decided to bite the bullet and try a pair. Wow. These are by far exceptional, with improved clarity and crisp, color distinction. The price is equally impressive, but they’re worth it to me. If the water’s dirty and stirred up we have to distinguish depths using other tools. Where there’s a seawall, there is usually some deeper water adjacent because that’s where the ll dirt came from. Waves break on shallow areas. Birds standing are a clear indication it’s shallow. Don’t laugh; I see boats plow up beside wading birds too often. If you want to zip along, stay in the channels. Most of the waters outside of any channel along our coast are shallow. If you want to explore, try proceeding slowly. Then if you run aground, you can usually push o. All our passes have shallow sandbars around their edges. Do not trust markers in Gulf passes — sandbars shift. The natural channels ow towards the south, but when they’re dredged we try to orient them east to west. If this sounds confusing, It’s just common sense A LIFE ON THE WATER CAPT. VAN HUBBARD Photo providedThe healthiest seagrasses grow in clear water. 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 lori.gmsc@comcast.net LCall 941-429-311I'to list your boat today!D p D pD O Dom" -lidAt-N A J' Ir-AAw%Jr}.: r00.!AMW: J -RA1PEFt , Jr' _

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Page 21 February 26, 2015 Page 21 February 26, 2015 FWC wants your input on red snapper seasonThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is hosting several public work shops in March to gather public input on the Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper season in state waters (from shore out to 9 nautical miles). The workshops are scheduled for the following locations (all are from 6 to 8 p.m. local time): March 9: Pensacola, Bayview Community Center, 2000 E. Lloyd St. March 10: Destin, Destin Community Center, 101 Stahlman Ave. March 11: Panama City, Gulf Coast State College, Student Union East, 2nd Floor Confer ence Room, 5230 W U.S. Highway 98 March 12: Carrabelle, Carrabelle City Munic ipal Complex, 1001 Gray Ave. March 16: St. Petersburg, Fish & Wildlife Research Institute, 3rd oor #3A and 3B, 100 Eighth Ave. SE At the workshops, sta will gather public input on a proposed 2015 season that would start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 23) and run through Sunday, July 12, resume for all of Labor Day weekend (Sept. 5-7) and nish with Saturdays and Sundays throughout September and October, with the last day of harvest being Sunday, Nov. 1. This proposed season would be 70 days. This season was the preferred option discussed by FWC commis sioners during their February meeting in Jacksonville. The 2014 season in Gulf state waters began the Saturday before Memorial Day and remained open through July 14 (a total of 52 days). Sta will present workshop results to the Commission at its April meeting in Tallahassee. The Commission will take nal action on setting the 2015 Gulf red snapper state season during the April meeting. Red snapper is a popular species that has a strong economic impact for many coastal communities throughout Florida. For more information, visit MyFWC.com/ Fishing and click on “Saltwater,” “Rulemaking” and “Upcoming Public Workshops” or call 850-487-0554. Provided by the FWC SIZE LIMIT: n/a DAILY BAG LIMIT: 100 lb per harvester AVERAGE SIZE: 6 inches STATE RECORD: n/a; may reach one pound HABITAT: Small areas of structure surrounded by open sand; also found on ledges and reefs. LEGAL GEAR: Hook and line, spears, gigs, seine or castnet. FOOD VALUE: Excellent, though a bit small. FISHING METHODS: Easily caught on tiny hooks baited with pieces of shrimp, fished on the bottom. They’ll also take squid. It’s not unheard of to catch them six at a time on a sabiki rig. NOTES: Most commonly used as bait for grouper and tarpon, though they are a tasty little panfish in their own right. Beware the very sharp gill plates when handling sand perch. FISH PROFILE SAND PERCH/SQUIRRELFISH well, that’s what happens when we meddle. Our government bureaucrats and politicians believe they can control Mother Nature, but it just doesn’t work that way. I’m not going into detail again, but Stump Pass is doomed as long as they leave all the blockades along the edges of the ICW. Just look at good low tide photo to see exactly what I mean. Turbidity is a problem when navigating, but most of us don’t realize how big a problem it is for our seagrasses. All the life in our estuaries depends upon sunlight to grow seagrasses. There is a simple reason ats are good places to sh — the food is there. Seagrasses are essential habitat for all the smaller sh and animals that sh feed on, and it doesn’t grow well in murky water. I understand that we can’t control winds and tides, but where do you think we could make a huge dierence in turbidity? Next time you are out early enjoying our beautiful clear ats waters, watch what happens when a large boat ies by on plane throwing a big wake onto the at. These massive and constant wakes trash the ats of both sides of Lemon Bay every day. The silt that gets stirred up never has a chance to settle to the bottom. With our busy spring season on Lemon Bay, we will lose more of our precious ats grasses. This occurs up and down our coast in similar waters. We do live in paradise and can expect even more folks to visit, or move in and share it. Looks like about 97 million showed up last year. We have to be considerate and careful, or risk life and limb. It’s just the way it is. Thank you for reading, and let’s go shin’ soon.Capt. Van Hubbard is a highly respected outdoor writer and shing guide. He has been a professional USCG-licensed year-round guide since 1976, and has been shing the South west Florida coast since 1981. Contact him at 941-740-4665 or VanHubbard@CaptVan.com. adno=490533 IV r-ICall 941-429 311to list your boat today!CM; eOPEN HOUSEBring this ad and receive -6 MONTHS FREEwhen you JOINour boating club!1T Saturday, February 284, )r_ 't I 10am 4pmVENICE990 Laguna DrivePUNTA GORDAThe Affordable I Laishley Marina150 Laishley Ct. #117Boating Alternative L -15 S.W. Florida locations300 boats to choose from FREE boating instructionIt's everything you imagine boating should be!888.905.5868Freedom BoatClub.com

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Page 22 February 26, 2015 Page 22 February 26, 2015 Photo providedWhat do you call an unarmed woman? A victim.Here we go again, ladies. The Bloomberg gang and all his Bloomberg-nanced antigunners are on a campaign to make women feel like they are inferior and really shouldn’t consider a rearm as a way to protect them selves from assault, rape or murder. What has gender got to do with the ability to train and defend oneself against attack with a rearm? Some of his organizations — and there are many — even have the nerve to suggest that you should just not resist the attacker and hope for the best. As far as I’m concerned, gun control is a rapist’s best friend. Lots of college campuses have created gun-free zones, where legally licensed CCW permit holders cannot carry. A student at the University of Nevada had just completed a midterm exam and left her classroom with a group of her friends, because you’re always taught that there’s strength in numbers. She was a concealed carry permit holder and also a martial arts student. She was the only one parked on the lower level, so she left her friends and headed to her car. A convicted serial rapist put a gun to her head and brutally attacked her. The campus police headquarters was only a couple of hundred yards away. Gun-free zone signs were posted every where. Apparently school ocials felt that posting these signs was a shield against crimi nals illegally possessing rearms. Law-abiding students were disarmed, so murderers and rapists had better not be armed either. Yeah, sure! She was a trained concealed carry owner and was being tactically alert, but because being a law-abiding citizen required her to leave her handgun at home, she was hurt by a bad guy with a gun. Hey, wait a minute — didn’t he see the signs? After this attack, the university posted a list of suggestions that would supposedly help a woman in her situation: Be realistic about your ability to protect yourself. Your instinct may be to scream. Go ahead! It may startle your attacker and give you an opportunity to run away. Kick o your shoes if you have time and can’t run in them. Don’t take time to look back; A woman and her gun AT THE RANGE BILLY CARL adno=50476266 Full Line Dealer 941-475-6882 941-475-6882 Royal Palm Marina Royal Palm Marina www.RoyalPalmMarina.com www.RoyalPalmMarina.com 779 W. Wentworth, Englewood, FL 779 W. Wentworth, Englewood, FL 941-681-2136 941-681-2136 Royal Palm Boat Sales Royal Palm Boat Sales www.RoyalPalmBoatSales.com www.RoyalPalmBoatSales.com 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 ROYAL PALMMARINA`Call 941-429-3W1.,to list your boat today:U 6 U144119M I raw _mamma-Fi.T Jr'lam, "i'r ,, r Af. rra 7R ' tic 5""law

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Page 23 February 26, 2015 Page 23 February 26, 2015 just get away. If your life is in danger, passive resistance may be your best defense. Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating. Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone. Yelling, hitting or biting may give you a chance to escape. Understand that some actions on your part might lead to more harm. Remember, every emergency situation is dierent. Only you can decide which action is most appropriate. Whatever genius came up with these rules apparently believes that no woman is capable of defending herself. It would be a great joke if it weren’t so deadly serious. All the women I have trained (more than a thousand) will be glad to dispute this at length. The concept that a woman should just lay down and not resist a rapist is foreign to me. Handguns are the great equalizer and force multiplier that makes a trained 100-pound woman completely capable of handling a 300-pound attacker. All this stu is about control. When the anti-gun people are preaching this stu, their intent becomes clear. It isn’t just rearms they object to; it’s really self-defense in any form. You don’t have the right to not be controlled. Never forget that gun control is all about control of the public. The rst step in any government’s absolute control over the people is to disarm them. Only free men own guns. Those who beat their guns into plowshares will plow for those who don’t. Never forget it. You ladies are the face of today’s rearmempowered American female. Bloomberg and the anti-gun establishment had better get used to this fact, because women can and should defend themselves. As far as American history is concerned women had the right to defend themselves even before they were allowed to vote. So let’s go, ladies of all ages — train, practice scenarios of attack situations and be tactically aware. Go to the range and run those guns. Safe shooting.Billy Carl is an NRA-certied rearms instructor and is available for individual instruction in rearms safety and concealed carry classes. Contact him at 941-769-0767, jcarl1@embarqmail.com or through Sportrap Gun Shop at 941-629-7775. Manatees rescued from storm drainSATELLITE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rescuers working late into the night freed 19 manatees that were stuck in a storm drain on Florida’s East Coast. Capt. Jay Dragon of the Satellite Beach Fire Department said early Feb. 24 that the 19 manatees were all alive and were returned to the Indian River Lagoon System. A manatee-rescue team from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, along with police and reghters, were helping the marine mammals Monday evening. Rescuers brought heavy earth-moving equip ment to the Satellite Beach neighborhood, located on a barrier island on Florida’s central Atlantic Coast near Cape Canaveral. Authorities initially said there were as many as 15 manatees stuck in the drain. FWC Research Institute spokesman Brandon Basino said it is unclear exactly how the manatees became stuck, but noted that there was no grate on the storm drain. However, he added that manatees typically seek out warm habitats for the winter months. “They’re also curious animals, so there are a number of reasons they could have swam up there,” Basino said. “We’re still looking up how long they have been in the drainage system and working with the city to resolve the issue.” In the meantime, a temporary structure has been placed on the storm drain to prevent other manatees from swimming into it. Basino said while the rescue was a lengthy process that manatees are able to survive out of water for extended periods of time. He added that the moist, dark and cooler temperatures at night were “factors working in our favor.” When they were released, all of the mana tees were marked on their backs with a grease pen. The non-toxic markers will allow FWC biologists to identify the rescued manatees when they check on their conditions. 2 pounds snapper fillets 1 tbsp butter 2 tbsp Florida orange juice 2 tbsp grated orange peel 1 tsp salt 1/8 tsp nutmeg 1/8 tsp pepper Cut fish into six pieces; place in a single layer in a lightly oiled baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over fish. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yields 6 servings. — Recipe from FL-Seafood.comA clip-n-save seafood recipe provided by SUNSHINE SNAPPER You can use your FSA or HSA money for any prescription eyewear and we can get any frame/lens combo your heart desires 50477896 Our office uses the iterminal measuring system to ensure the most accurate fit of your Costa Prescription Sunwear Get your fisherman what they REALLY want for the Holidays. COSTA DEL MAR SUNGLASSES iiii,.I ICall 941-429-3110-_to list your boat-today'WOWA4WLLM OCEANIL

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Page 24 February 26, 2015 No matter how you look at it, blasting across the lake when the take-o temperature is 8 degrees is going to be mighty cold. That’s what the 50-plus competitors in the Bassmaster Classic will face when they get the go signal to start their quest for the top prize. Last weekend I shed my local club tourna ment. It was 41 degrees when we launched, and I haven’t worn that many clothes in a long time. But that’s a far cry than what the boys up on Lake Hartwell will be starting in. And don’t forget, they’ll be running at 60-plus mph. The wind chill calculates to something -20. Is it worth it? Absolutely. I spoke to my friend Van Soles last night after he nished up his last practice session. He said he could barely feel his ngers, and this was later in the day. He will get a real dose of cold tomorrow morning as they get ready to go. My guess is that at the start, none of these competitors will even notice the cold. When you are shing for the largest freshwater shing prize in the world, the adrenaline alone will keep these anglers warm for a while. At last report, dragging a jig around anything at the bottom of the lake was the way to get bit. The frigid conditions will call for extremely slow presentations. Baits that can be eased around structure, with a big prole that can entice the bass to bite in the declining water conditions, appear to be the best bet for success. With that knowledge in place, it will be up to each angler to locate a concentration of bass large enough for three days of shing. That will be the key to prevailing in this event. Fortunately, these are conditions that we don’t ever have to worry about facing here in Florida. Sure, we have declining water temperatures sometimes — last week, for example. But the extremes that these anglers will see are unreal. North Georgia and the Carolinas have had some of the coldest temperatures this time of year they have ever seen. It won’t surprise me that a few record lows have been set over the past three days up there. Tomorrow is supposed to start a warming trend that should move into that area. But when you are starting at 8 degrees, you have a long way to go. It will be interesting to see how the boys from Florida fare. With all the vegetation structure we have here in the state, you can get used to relying on one pattern. I can’t imagine a pattern like we use here will hold up very well shing on Lake Hartwell. If I were shing, I’d be looking for structure out in deeper water, points that extend out to deeper water, and anything on the bottom that a sh can park next to in search of these bass. Just like any other tournament, though, one person will unlock the secret and claim their title. Conditions like this can bring out the best or the worst in an angler. You either have the mental strength to focus on what the bass are doing below the surface, or you focus in on how cold you are and forget what you are doing. When conditions get this extreme, more often than not you see the guys with that tough mental fortitude will come out on top. As much as I would like to see one of my three friends win this year, I suspect it will go to a seasoned vet who has been in this before. The man from Michigan, Kevin VanDam, will be one angler to keep an eye on. Fishing the waters of Lake Michigan for smallies may be a huge help to him in this event. The fact that he knows what it’s like to sh and live in the cold will be an advantage for him. KVD is generally expected to be one of the top guys in this event, and the weather may play a role in seeing him get to that number one spot. He appears (on paper, anyway) to be the best angler on the water to handle this situation. With that being said, I will be rooting for Van, Chris and Bobby and hope they can bring that title back to Florida. Well, in Chris’s case it would be by way of Alabama, but I know there would be a family celebration here if he won it for his second time. No matter, it should be a fantastic tournament, and I’ll be glued to the computer monitor watching it.Greg Bartz is a tournament bass sherman based in Lakeland. Greg shes lakes throughout Florida’s Heartland with his wife and tourna ment partner, Missy Snapp. Contact him at Greg.Bartz@SummitHoldings.com. 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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 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 Cashinwith Class! 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Heated Pool, & Amenities $139,000 Carolyn Cantin, Floridian Realty Services 941-809-9661 JUST REDUCED! PORT CHARLOTTE Beautiful Resort Style Harbor Point Condo Community! Furnished 3/2.5, Elevator & POOL. Gorgeous Resort Style Pool Views! $154,900. $149,900. Elaine Martin Coldwell Banker Sunstar Fishermen`s Village Office 941-661-4800 REDUCED! 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 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 PENDING!! PUNTA GORDA Beautiful Lake Views w/ this 2/2/CP Condo in Gated Community! Fully Furnished, Totally Renovated w/ Loads of Amenities! $124,900. $119,900. Elaine Martin Coldwell Banker Sunstar Fishermen`s Village Office 941-661-4800 REDUCED! 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 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR SALE1040 Only 726 MLS Statistics as of 2/20/15 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 Rentals DEEP CREEK CONDO 1st Flr., 2/2, All New & Paint! Partially Furnished. Low Fees! Move in Condition! Available Immediately! $79,000. obo 401-374-8672 (Cell) T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! DEEP CREEK Furnished 2/2 Condo w/ Breakfast Bar, Great Room & Lanai w/ Waterview. Lots of Amenities! $73,900. $72,900. Sue Ellen Fumich, 941-276-2894 Coldwell Banker Morris Realty, Inc REDUCED! 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 WATERFRONT HOMES 1030 PORT CHARLOTTELuxurious 3/2/2 HEATED POOL Home on Canal! $364,900. Sue Ellen Fumich, 941-276-2894 Coldwell Banker Morris Realty, Inc PUNTA GORDA ISLES Custom 2360sf 3/2/2 POOL Home on Sailboat Canal w/ Fabulous Expansive Water Views. 95` on W ater. 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! GOLFCOURSE COMMUNITY1035 55+ Active Community Affordable Manufactured Homes!!! 1 Year FREEGolf Membership With New Home Purchase! Call Ted @ 800-538-2590 for Details or Please Visit Our Websitewww.arcadiavillage.com GOLF COMMUNITY HOMESFree list w/pics of homes for sale in the areas best Golf Communities and Country Clubs. www.GolfHomes4Sale.com Free recorded message 1-800-862-7425 ID#5001Lisa Ziegler, Remax Platinum NORTH PORT BOBCAT TRAIL 3/2/2-1/2. Pool/Spa, 2006 Fero Custom Home. Panoramic Golf Course View, Full Hurricane Protection, Oversized Lot, Irrigation Well, Numerous Custom Features. $398,000 630-606-9300 Pat@pri-solutions.com WATERFRONT HOMES 1030 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 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! 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! $597,5 00. 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. $469,900. Chris Pelletier, Broker Pelletier Home Builders (941)-400-7730 REDUCED! FindyourBest Friendinthe Classifieds ! !

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Page 4 The Sun Classified E/N/C ads.yoursun.net Thursday, February 26, 2015 WATERFRONT1515 DEEP CREEK , l a k e f ront l ot Beautiful sunsets over Lake Henry on Kenya Ln. $57,500. Call 941-629-8404. NORTH PORTCANAL LOTS Also Grouping of adjacent standard size lots 3, 4, & 5. Buy 1 or Buy Trak at Discounted Price. All Lots well located. 941-286-7003 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 Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! 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 Storage, Sales and repair etc. huge potential. See full details @ puntagordaland.net $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 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. Phil (941)-457-6811 NORTH PORT. Two Adjoining Vacant Lots. 80 x 125. On Candia, Near Salford. Close to I75. Easement. 586-242-9296 SO UTH VENI C E/ S ARA SO TA Beauitful Tree Lot. 9.77 Acres. Exclusive Estate Properties. Gated Community. Club House. Off River Rd, Myakka River Trails. Boat Access. $175,000 or trade 941-815-6204 WATERFRONT1515 Canal Lot to Myakka and Charlotte Harbor E. River Rd. area. Large Cleared lot with dock. $89,000. Call 941-716-0863 LEMON BAY FRONT LOT AC +/estate lot, 1600 New Point Comfort Rd., Englewood. Can be split into 2 lots. New 90 ft. dock &1,800 sq. ft. waterfront paver patio. Utilities in place. Owner financing possible $575,000. O.B.O Call 941-769-0200 APARTMENTS FOR RENT1320 NOW ACCEPTING WAITINGLIST APPLICATIONS941-473-0450 HERON COVE APTS 2BR/2BA $850/MO EFFICIENCIES FOR RENT1350 HARBOUR HEIGHTS c l ose to river, newly renovated efficiencies w cable & internet, SunnybrookMotel 941-625-6400 ROOMS FOR RENT1360 SO UTH VENI C E Large room w/ cooking facilities, livingroom & bedroom. $580/mo. Includes utilites & W/D. 941-202-9396 SO UTH VENI C E Room. House Priv. Util Incl., Cable. $400/mo 941-809-1808 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 NORTH PORT H OLIDAY P ARKFURN2/2 55+ RESORTSTYLE, CLEAN, UPDATED! NOPETS! $700/M+ 941-676-0929 PORT CHARLOTTE 2/1 . 5/CP Updated Home on Canal. Walk to Cul. Cntr. & Library. W/D, NS/NP $1,400. mo. Avail. Now. 941-626-2748 PORT CHARLOTTE, Florida Gulf Coast 3/2/1 Pool Home Fully Furn., On Lake, 10 Min. To Gulf Access. Weekly Or Monthly 920-629-5252 VENICE C on d o, 2BR/2BA , study & garage, htd pool, quiet loc. Mins. to golf, bches and shops. N/P, N/S, $2800/mo. incl utils. Avail Dec-Apr. 3 mos. min. 941-484-0989 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! HOMES FOR RENT1210 ENGLEWOOD2/2/2 Fl Rm $975 2/2/cp Duplex Updated with lawn serv. $895WEST COAST PROPERTY Mgmt 941-473-0718www.rentalsflorida.net 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 eraportcharlotte.com LET US RENT YOUR HOME Agent Available On Weekends We Forgive Foreclosures For Renters NEED A RENTAL Paradise Properties & Rentals, Inc 941-625-RENT N O RTH P O RT 2 /1.5/1 + Den. Upd. $850/mo App Reqd. NS, NP. $1,000 Sec (941)-628-9810 N O RTH P O RT C lean 2 / 2 /1 w/ W/D, Refrig., Cable Ready, Central Air, Lg. Lanai, Lg. Yard. NP/NS. Util Not Included. $925/mo Avail March 1st. 941-423-6746 P. C 1, 398 S q Ft Under Air. 2 / 2 . Car Port, Storm Shutters. $1,100/mo Includes Yard Care, Pest Control, Water & Sewage up to $100/mo. 925-876-8577 Find the newYo u in theClassifieds! PORT CHARLOTTE F urn i s h e d 2/2/2 POOL Home on Canal. Boat Lift & Dock, Good Area. $1,200. mo. 941-380-3032 PORT CHARLOTTE , 2 HOUSES 3/2, $775. mo. & 2/1, $700. mo., Tile & CHA. 1st, Last & Sec. Dep. 941-924-2764 Rentals & Property Management www.floridarpm.com (941)629-1121 Real Living All Florida Realty VENICE N ew l y D ecorate d . 3 Bdrm, 2.5 Bath in Chestnut Creek on Water. Scrnd. Pool, Dbl. Garage, Near Shopping. Available. $1500. mo 507-254-2437 or 507-450-2096 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR RENT1240 PUNTA GORDA I s l es, 2/2 Pool, W/D, Boat Dock, Annual Lease $900/mo, water incl. No Pets. Call 941-759-0176 DUPLEXES FOR RENT1300 EAST ENGLEWOOD D up l ex 2/2 w/ Lanai. Washer/Dryer Hook Up. $700. mo. + $700. Dep. No Pets. 941-474-5367 PUNTA GORDA 2/2/1 All Tile New paint & Apps Lanai Canal & Boat Dock Annual Lease $1000/mo $1,000 269-7190873 MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR SALE1095 PUNTA GORDA 2014 CHAMPION MODELS Active Community! End of Season Blow Out Special! Make Offer! Call Greg 941-626-7829 VENICE Like new. 2004 Palm Harbor 2/2 w/ den in well maint 55+ community. fully furn. Tommy Bahama style. Includes raised enclosed lanai, dblwide car port, lrg storage rm & new central heat & air. A must see! $118,900. 941-493-0019 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 www.113planters.com HOMES FOR RENT1210 PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2/1 carport $875 W E N EED R ENTAL L ISTINGS FULLPROPERTYLISTONLINEwww.almar-rentals.com941-627-1465 800-964-3095LETUSMANAGEYOURPROPERTY Almar Rentals & Management Services 3/2/1 No Pets, Edgewater Dr., P.C. $900/mo 3/2/2 Pool, Cartagena St., P.C. $1500/mo*we welcome new listings* AWARD WINNINGSUNBELT MGT. SERVICES RENTALS COMPLETE LISTINGS (941) 764-7777 sunbeltmgtservices.com 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 MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1090 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 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 riversideoaksflorida.com SALE PENDING! 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 ADVERTISE In TheClassifieds! 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 riversideoaksflorida.com ON THE LAKE IN PUNTA GORDA Adult Comm. 2/2 w/ Great Views from Lanai. Updates Incl. New Laminate F loors & Tile Baths. $59,985. Call Mike 941-356-5308 riversideoaksflorida.com 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

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 ads.yoursun.net E/N/C The Sun Classified Page 5 SKILLED TRADES2050 DUMP TRU C K DRIVER 5-1 0 Yrs Exp. Immed. Work. Call For Interview 504-427-2447 ROOFER Will Train Full Time, Drivers Lic req. CALL MIKE 941-232-0888 GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! 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 jobs@rvworldinc.com 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 jobs@rvworldinc.com. WELDER , TIG WELDER . Wi t h Aluminum/Stainless Steel Experience. Able To Follow Prints & Do Layout. Call Between 9 And 3, Mon-Fri. 941-979-9410 Window & Door Manufacturing CompanyAccepting Applications for: PRODUCTION ASSOCIATEStarting hourly wage $11.69 Must have a High School Diploma or GED, Higher Education a plus, Good Work History, and Attention to detail.Apply in person only: 355 Center Court Venice, FL 34285 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 941-205-2340rknight@smartshopg.com MEDICAL2030 CNA/HHA NEEDED to W or k Now. Exp. Own Trans. In Home Care. Call Tracy 941-921-4747 RE G I S TERED S LEEPTE C H, for busy Fort Myers Sleep Lab. Contact 239-278-0100 RESTAURANT/ HOTEL2040 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 DELIVERY DRIVER, Must have Drivers Lic & Clean Driving Record. Apply in Person at 992 Tamiami Trail PC between 11AM & 4PM DISHWASHER FT ORPT DAYS& NIGHTSSPINNAKERCAFEENGLEWOOD3542 N. ACCESSRD EXPD CONV. STORE MANAGER /Assistant MGR 941-882-4015 EXPERIENCED SERVERS , Full-time/Part-time Positions Available. Apply in Person Mon-Fri 10AM-3PM. Prime Time 5855 Placida Rd, Englewood. Drug Free Workplace, EOE. S ERVER S , Full & Part Time, Day Shift, Yr rd position. Part Time Kitchen Help. Apply in Person Skyview Cafe 28000 Airport Rd Bldg 317 PG SKILLED TRADES2050 CARPENTERS , SKILLED own tools and transportation req. Please call 941-585-3056 CARPET INSTALLER Apply @ TILE & CARPET WORLD 4820 Tamiami Trail. PC 941-625-9825 DIESEL TECHNICIAN Needed F/T, M-F. Pay Based on Exp. Must Own Tools! Joe`s Auto & Truck Repair 941-637-7009 email: joestruck@comcast.net 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 IMMEDIATE OPENINGS LAKE EXCAVATOR Exp cutting slopes CONCRETE FINISHERS Exp preferred in flat work, curbs, gutters 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: JobsAtDerr@gmail.com EOE DFWP MEDICAL2030 CAREGIVERSmall ALF, VENICE, PT & FT. Will Train. 941-468-4678 or 488-6565 FULL TIME MEDICAL OFFICE SECRETARYneed for a busy MD practice. Previous medical office and EMR experience a MUST. call 941-6275151 or Fax resume to 941-629-2036 PATIENT ADVOCATEMEDS, patient advocacy leader, seeks Part-Time candidate in Venice. Variable schedule between the hours of 8:30am-6pm. Days will vary and include some weekends. Work in a medical facility assisting individuals with applying for Medicaid and charity programs. Assist with the necessary applications and paperwork. Medical office or social work exp. are +s. This is a great schedule for a college student or someone looking to start a career in the medical field. Bilingual skills a helpful. Competitive pay. RESUMES: amy.meyer@ bhs-meds.com EOE. Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! 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 April 27 MEDICAL2030 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 @hraonline.net 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 FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! MEDICAL2030 www.LCCA.com Were Life Care Centers of America, the nations largest privately-owned skilled care provider. If you share our heartfelt approach to caring for the elderly, consider joining our family at Life Care Center of Punta Gorda. We offer competitive pay and benefits in a mission-driven environment.CNA'S F.T./P.T. 3-11, 11-7, DOUBLES W.E. PREP COOK: FULL TIME DIETARY AIDE\RELIEF COOK: FULL TIME DIETARY AIDE: PART TIMECome visit with us at 450 Shreve St. Punta Gorda EOE CNA's / HHA's WORK WHERE YOU LIVE! WORK ON YOUR SCHEDULE! Busy homecare agency immediate openings. FT / PT hours available. Exp required. Visiting Angels Call 941-257-0306. 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 PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIALPROP1620 P ORT CHARLOTTE P r i me office space, 3 units 1,000sf. ea. Brand new. Sandhill Blvd. Turnkey/Fully built out. ( 941 ) -624-5992 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 ACCOUNTANT PG CPA Firm 2+ yrs exp Full Time Benefits Pkg Email resume to cpa@sol-cpas.com 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 RECEPTIONIST Wanted for Fast Paced Medical Office. Must Have Good Phone Skills & Ability to File. Apply In Person. 3191 Harbor Unit D Ask for Brooke. COMPUTER2025 CO MPUTER S UPP O RT SPECIALIST This position is responsible for all helpdesk/user support and ensures the smooth and continual operation of the County Technology Department by performing various duties such as Coordination of Judicial Viewer Technology and Paperless Court, Support Monitoring and Security Systems, and provide Tier 1 desktop support. For additional details and to apply please go to http://www.ca.cjis20.org & click the Employment link.

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Page 6 The Sun Classified E/N/C ads.yoursun.net Thursday, February 26, 2015 PERSONALS3020 RELAXATION WITH BRANDI 941-467-9992 SENSATIONS941766-79953860 Rt. 41, 2 mi. north of Punta Gorda bridge. THE GIRL NEXT DOOR 941-483-0701 North Port CARD OFTHANKS3040 ST . JUDE WORKER of Miracles, Thank You for Answering My Prayers. N.C. SCHOOLS & INSTRUCTION3060 CNA Training, HHA, CPR North port and Sarasota Onsite testing -Financing 941-429-3320 Imagine ED KLOPFERSCHOOLS OF CNA TRAINING 1 Week class $250 Sarasota, Port Charlotte, Ft. Myers. 1-800-370-1570 TRADITIONAL SHAOLIN KUNG FU CLASSES for Adults & children. FREE classes available. All areas. Call for more info. 941-204-2826 UNEMPLOYED? E arn Y our Commercial Drivers License (CDL) in Just 3 Wks. & Join the Ranks of Employed Truck Drivers Nationwide. Located Punta GordaFL. SunCoast Trucking Academy. 941-8550193 or 941-347-7445 BIBLE STUDY & CHURCHES3065 CAL VAR Y BIBLE CHURCH 1936 E. Venice Ave. Venice Friday at 9am. Study features video teachings of noted Bible Scholars on various subjects. For more info. Call Rev. Jones at: 941-485-7070 or visit www.CBCVenice.com C ARD PLAYIN G & D O MIN OS Free to Play at: First Presbyterian Church, 2230 Hariet St. Port Charlotte Starting at 1pm Every Wed. Call ( 941 ) -979-8239 for Info. COMMUNITY CENTER 4PM 7PM each Wednesday. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 23456 Olean Blvd. PC, Open to All Ages. For more info 941-766-9357 C ommun i ty HU S ong Saturday, February 28, 11 a.m., Mid-County Regional Library, Meeting Room A, 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd. Port Charlotte. Singing HU can help you experience divine love, expand your awareness, bring peace and calm, and heal a broken heart. Fellowship, Light refreshments, and Free CD. Presented by Eckankar in Port Charlotte for people of all faiths. 764-1797. www.hearhu.org. ED G AR C AY C E A.R.E. Search for God Study Grou p 6 PM 7 PM each Tuesday a t Venice Public Library More Info call 941-966-1964. FAITH BUILDER S A Basic Study to Build your Christian Faith. Call Pastor Martin at Christ the King Lutheran Church for times. 941-766-9357 Port Charlotte G REAT BIBLE S TUDY Dr. J. Vernon McGee Thru The Bible Radio Network 91.5 FM 6am & 9:30pm 91.3 FM 12:30pm & 7:30pm 1-800-65Bible (2-4253) www.ttb.org PARTTIME/ TEMPORARY2110 PART TIME P OS IT O N S to video tape ball room dancing competitions. Will train right person Please call (941)-408-3389 for details. 3000 NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS3010 FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! To place a FREE merchandise ad go to: sun-classifieds.com and place your ad. Click on Click Here to Place Your Ad Now and follow the prompts. FREE ads are for merchandise UNDER $500. and the ad must be placed online by you. One item per ad, the ad must be 3 lines or less, price must appear in the ad. Your ad will appear online & in print for 7 days! Somerestrictions 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 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! THANK Y O U S A C RED HEART of Jesus and St. Jude For Favors Granted. C.A.D. HAPPYADS3015 Place your Happy Ad for only $16.25 3 lines 7 day. Add a photo for only $13.00! Please call (866)-463-1638 PERSONALS3020 GOO D L OO KER Looking f or an Excep. Attractive woman. Late 40ish for Dine @ 9. New to Area. 941-249-1683 Seizethesales withClassified! GENERAL2100 HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED to Cook, Clean, & other housekeeping duties. 941-474-6529 P OO L TE C H Wanted, Experience Preferred or will Train. DFWP 941-766-9898 S E C URITY DE S K in Arcadia, 8 hours shifts, TOP $$, EOE, email: captwillis72@yahoo.com S H O P TE C HNI C IAN F/T, Duties will incl maintaining small equip., accepting deliveries, light maintenance & other light j obs. Long Term job, hours are Mon-Fri from 9-5 Send Resume to sunclassifieds1@gmail.com SWIMMING POOL TECHNICIAN If You Are An Upstanding Person With Excellent Work Ethics. Applications Accepted Between 9 12noon. $12.00/HR TO START.Must Have Florida Drivers License & 5 Yrs Of Driving With Absolutely Clean Driving Record . Howards Pool World, 12419 Kings Hwy. Lake Suzy. NO PHONECALLS THE CHARLOTTE SUNis seeking an Operator for our Packaging Department. Candidates interested in this position should be able to oversee a crew of 10 to 15 people and have working knowledge of or the ability to learn how to operate the following equipment: inserters, stackers, post-it note labelers, strappers, forkslift, electric and manual pallet jacks. The ideal candidate will be a mechanically inclined team player that will interact well within his/her department as well as with all other departments involved in the day to day peration of the paper. The ability to operate in a fast-faced, deadline oriented environment is required. In interested please contact Amy Honoosic via emailahonoosic@suncoastpress.comor call 941-206-1416 Please, no phone calls We are a drug and nicotine free workplace Pre-employment drug and nicotine testing required PARTTIME/ TEMPORARY2110 LOOKING FOR A GREAT PART TIME JOB? The Venice Gondolier Sun NightPress and Bindery is now taking applications for: Part-time positions for stacking and working in the bindery. Both day and night positions available.Requirements: Must be able to lift & carry 25 lbs. Pushing & pulling of 25 lbs or more. Must be capable of working at a fast pace. A pre-employment drug and nicotine screening is required. If you are interested in a great part time job, stop by and fill out an application (between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday Friday). Upon review, calls will be made to set up interviews.The Venice Gondolier Sun 200 Miami Ave., Venice, FL D.F.W.P. E.O.E. GENERAL2100 DRAPERY WORKROOM SEWER PT/FT, Seeks CoOperative, Non Smoker. Good Communication Skills. Positive Attitude, Follows Directions, Strong Work Ethic. (941)-486-1066 (Venice) DRIVER S NEEDED f or Local Taxi company Clean background and driving record required. Call (941)-391-5090 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 e-mail:schisesi@suncoastpress.com PCAS/SAC is looking for a CALL CENTER OPERATOR MIDNIGHT SHIFT from 12am7am. NO FELONIES.Apply at: 17776 Toledo Blade Blvd. Pt. Charlotte POOL SERVICE TECH Part Time, Exp. Preferred, Will Train. Nice work environment. Must have 5 year driving record, 3 years clean. 941-637-6083 PRESSOPERATORVenice Gondolier press seeking experienced full time press operator with background with Goss Community single wide press. Supervisory experience a plus Good communication skills and ability to grow a good team atmosphere a must. Knowledge of 4 color back to back printing. Good mechanical skills knowledge of roll stands and stackers. Basic computer skills for reports. SCMG is a drug and nicotine free workplace. Pre-employment drug and nicotine testing required. Apply: 200 E. Miami Ave., Venice or Send resume to: schisesi@suncoastpress.com WILL TRAIN THE RIGHT PERSON! Experience a Plus! ALL PHASES Brick/Tile, Plumber, Steel & ConcreteDFWP CLEAN DL SWIMMING POOL CONSTRUCTION INQUIRE AT:NAUTILUS POOLS18380 Paulson Dr. Port Charlotte, Fla. 33954(941)-624-5744 CHILD/ADULT CARE NEEDED2090 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Accepting Applications for AFTERSCHOOL PROGAM . Must be 18 or older, Call 941-627-4849 GENERAL2100 BIG BOXSTORE Seeks enthusiastic persons to promote brand and services, P/T 16-20 hours, Mike 941-625-1000 Classified=Sales COUNTER HELP& WAREHOUSE HELPneeded for Local Seafood Company. 941-380-9212 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 myero@sun-herald.com 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 INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER CARRIERS NEEDED: The CHARLOTTE SUNhas home delivery routes available in various locations. 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 Charlotte Sun 23170 Harborview Rd Port Charlotte, Florida, or online at www.yoursun.com SALES2070 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: Lpeth@sun-herald.com We are an Equal Opportunity Employer & a Drugand nicotine Free Diversified Workplace. 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 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! 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

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 ads.yoursun.net E/N/C The Sun Classified Page 7 HOME / COMM. IMPROVEMENT5100 COMPLETE DRYWALL Hang, Finish, Patchwork, All Textures, Paint. Matt Potter 941-232-8667Lic.& Ins CRC1328482 SLIDING GLASS DOOR And Window Repair Lowest Prices GUARANTEED!!! 941-628-8579Lic#CRC1130733 www.ezslider.net BEST VALUE G UTTER S over 2 5 years experience. Fully Licensed & Insured. Call Ken 941-916-3934 GUTTERS , 6 S eam l ess. Ken Violette, Inc. (941) 240-6699Lic.CGC#060662/Ins. HANDYMANHome repairs. 30+ yrs Exp. Call 941539-1694 J o h n s R escreen i ng & Handyman Service . No Jo b To Small, Free Estimate s Lic9341./Ins.941-883-1381 SLIDING GLASS DOOR REPAIRS Wheels Tracks & LocksLicensed & Insured, Free Est. since 1981 Call Bob 941-706-6445 Low overhead = Low prices! CARPENTER, INC. Handyman Rotten wood, doors, soffit, facia, etc. Phil 941-626-9021lic. & ins. 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LANE PAINTING 10% OFF!Screen Stucco Repair Power Washing Driveways & MORE! Commercial & ResidentialInterior & Exterior 941-628-5297Lic./Bonded/Insurance D . A . C . PAINTING We do the best put us to the test! Residental, Commercial, Int & Ext. Power Washing Free Estimates 941-786-6531 Lic #AAA-1300027 & Insured SERVINGENGLEWOOD, NORTH PORT, PORTCHARLOTTE, VENICEDANNY MILLER PAINTING,LLCINTERIOR/EXTERIORPAINTING941-830-0360 FREE ESTIMATESdanspainting4602@comcast.netLICENSED& INSUREDAAA009886 DARINSPAINTING&POWERWASHING3RDGENFAMILYBUS. POWERWASHING, PAINTING& WALLPAPERINSTALLS& REMOVALS. FREEESTIMATES941-961-5878 LARRY ESPOSITO PAINTING INC Its Not What We Do, Its How We Do It!Free Estimates, 10% off Senior & Veterans 941-764-1171 lic & insured AAA007825 PAINTINGUNLIMITED Where Quality & Value Meet! Family Owned and Operated. Call Now for aFREEEstimate 941-979-7947 Lic. & Ins. AAA-12-00015 SUPERIOR PAINTING, INC. Full Spray Shop 941-474-9091Lic # AAA009837 SWEENEY`S PAINTINGPressure Cleaning MildewTreatment Painting Interior & Exterior Free Est. Sr. Discounts 941-916-1024 Lic# AAA0010702 NEEDCASH? We Do It A Shade Better! LARRY BATES PAINTING Free Estimates Locally Owned & Operated 941-625-1226Lic/Ins #RRR0002261 PETCARE5155 DOG CARE by day/week, exercise, fenced, loving home environment. 941-625-0853 PLUMBING5160 DO ALL PLUMBING LLC A Full Service Company for ALL Your Plumbing Needs. 40 Gallon Electric Water Heater Installed. $500. + Permit.(if needed)941-626-9353Lic#CFC1428884 F LO -T ECH S ER VICES Air Conditioning/Heating, Plumbing, Heat Pumps, Service Contracts, Water Heaters, Pool Heaters, Repipes, Remodels, Sinks, Faucets &Toilets.941-426-3664If WaterOr Air Run Through It-We Will Do it!LIC# CFC1426781/LIC# CAC1817540 PLUMBER over 30 years Exp. $45 per hour. Permits & Inspections. Call 508-291-1274 Cell or Office at 941-575-1817 Lic & Ins. THINK PLUMBERS Are Too High? Give Us a Try! Retired Master Plumber. Ross & Son 941-204-4286Lic. CFC-1428339 LAWN/GARDEN & TREE5110 STEVES TREE & HAULING Tree Removal & Trimming 29 Years Exp. Lic/Insd Free Estimates 941-866-6979 MILAZZOS LANDSCAPING 941-830-1005 Most lawns $25.00 Punta Gorda & Pt. Charl. ALLPHASESOFRESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPING, INSTALLATIONS,PLANTING, PEPPERBERRY CONTROL& PATIOS. Tremendous TreeWhy Should I Hire a Certified Arborist? 1. We Know What Were Doing! 2. We Have Proven We Know What Were Doing. Removal Pruning Stump Grinding Designs Quality Service! Locally Owned & Operated ISA Certified Arborist John Cannon, FL-6444 A 10% SENIOR DISCOUNT! 941-426-8983 www.northporttree.com Fully Licensed & Insured MASONRY5129 AST MASONRY,941-525-2435Over 20 yrs exp.in pavers, brickwork, concrete, stucco, stone & decorative concrete.NO JOB TOO SMALL!LICENSED,INSURED & BONDED MOVING/HAULING5130 ALLTYPESOF CLEAN UPS! Same Day Service! 24 Hrs. a Day! 941-764-0982 or 941-883-1231 MOVING HELP $$$ Save $$$ Packing Loading Driving 30 yrs exp. 941-223-6870 ROBS ON THEMOVE , i nc. Moving and Delivery Honest, Reliable, Courteous! Grea t Rates!941-237-1823 SKIPS MOVING Local & Long Distance. 1 Item or Whole House! 941-766-1740 Reg.# IM1142 Lic/Ins PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING5140 Best Prices -Quality Job Best Coast Painting and Pressure Washing Residential/Commercial 10% Off With Ad! 941-815-8184 AAA00101254 STEVENS CUSTOM PAINTINGRes/Comm. Int/Ext FREE EST. Lic. & Ins. 941-255-3834 A 1 ROOF CLEANING & COATINGSPressure Cleaning, Exterior Painting. Commercial & Residential. Warranties! Free Estimates! (941)-485-0037 50% off Call Now to Lock in an Amazing Bang For Your Buck From a Seasoned Painter 941-468-2660 AAA00101266 former firefighter LAWN/GARDEN & TREE5110 AN OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE may be required by the Cit y and/or County. Please call th e appropriate occupational licens ing bureau to verify ALTMANTREESERVICE Tree Trimming, Removal, Stump Grinding. Lic & Ins. Call Mike Altman 941-268-7582 AMERICANIRRIGATIONCall 941-587-2027 FREEESTIMATES!!! Licensed & Insured Charlotte Co. lic#AAA-1100010. Serving Charlotte and Sarasota Counties C&D T ree & L awn S erv i ce Tree trimming/removal, lawn care & pressure washing. Lic & insured. Serving Charl. Co. 941-276-6979 Free Estimates DP`s ABILITY TREE SERVICE Removals, Stump Grinding, Palm Trimming, Topping & Shaping. 15 Yrs. Exp. Free Estimates! 941-889-8147 Lic#00000192 & Insured. FAMILY TREE SERVICE T ree Trimming, Free Estimates. Call Toda y 941-237-8122. Lic/Ins. FLORIDA TREE INC .Tree Trimming & Removal Stump Grinding Lawn Service Bucket Service 941-613-3613 pcftree.comLic./Ins. GENERAL LAWN & Landscape services. (941)-426-7844 Wright & Son Landscaping Inc ISLAND BREEZE LAWN SERVICE Residential & Commer cial 14 years experience Owner operated. Lic& Ins.Venice & surrounding areas. For free estimate call Keith 941-445-2982 J RIZTREESERVICES Specializing in Dangerous Tree Removal. Complete Tree & Palm Service. Servicing all Charlotte & Sarasota Counties FREEESTIMATES 941-306-7532 Lic & Ins JOHN EDWARDS LAWN SERVICE Mowing Most Lawns $30. as Often as You Need! Monthly Service, Free Estimates. ALSO Fertilizing, Shrubs, & Mulch. 941-483-0138 LAWN REPLACEMENTMaloneys SODCharlotte 941-637-1333Sarasota 941-955-8327www.maloneysod.com MILAZZOS LANDSCAPING 941-830-1005 Most lawns $25.00 Punta Gorda & Pt. Charl. ALLPHASESOFRESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPING, INSTALLATIONS,PLANTING, PEPPERBERRY CONTROL& PATIOS. N N O O W W A A C C C C E E P P T T I I N N G G N N E E W W L L A A W W N N A A C C C C O O U U N N T T S S ! ! 9 9 4 4 1 1 4 4 6 6 8 8 4 4 3 3 7 7 2 2 ISA Certified Arborist John Cannon FL-6444A South Sarasota & Charlotte Co. RAINSCAPE INC,Irrigation, Maintenance, Repair, Installation. Monthly Maintenance starts at $40. 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Thursday, February 26, 2015 ads.yoursun.net E/N/C The Sun Classified Page 15 SP20720 To Place, Correct, or Cancel Ad CALL Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM Fax : 866-949-1426 941-429-3110 Check Out More SUN Classified Ads Online sunnewspapers.net UPDATED DAILY!!! 13487 TAMIAMI TR NORTH PORT S UN C LASSIFIED HOUSE HOLD GOODS6030 CO L O R PH O T O 4 0 X 60 S unset Over the Gulf. Gorgeous Colors! Storm Clouds in Foreground. $200. 941-828-1863 CO MPUTER DE S K hutch f ile cabinet Excel Cond 60L $125 941-661-4576 CORNER WALL GUARDS Clear plastic 96L x5/8W $3 941-743-2656 EA S TER BA S KET S + stu ff ed bunny & decor, $2 to $10 941639-0838 FIESTA DISHES p i n k . 49 pcs.ex.cond. $145 941-2352203 FIREPLACE wa ll mount C opper metal. Pretty $75 352212-7070 FL O RAL WREATH multi-colored. Perfect yr round $25 717-829-6525 F OO D S AVER S Y S TEM Accessories, Excellent $20 352212-7070 G LA SS -BRA SS FI G URINE S and ovenware (new) $2-$50. Hurry! Call 941-624-3146. HAMPER seagrass c l ot h es w/seashells. beautiful. $40 941-235-2203 H OO VER WET/DRY Vac Upright. $25 941-764-8669 KITCHEN SINK Bl ac k Kohler dbl sink 33x7 $50 315-263-9153 KNI C K-KNA C K S , S W Indian 4 0 items. Call for pictures $140 941-882-4545 LIGHT DRAFTING 48 swingarm clamp dbl light $45 941-697-0501 MATTRE SS Deluxe pressure mattress & pump $50 941505-1955 MATTRE SS PAD New. Full Size w/ 15 depth. $10 941426-0760 MATTRESS , QUEEN & BOX . Brand New Will Sell $175. Also Have KING. 941-629-5550 MIRROR 44 x 24 vert i ca l $30 941-627-6542 FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! To place a FREE merchandise ad go to: sun-classifieds.com and place your ad. Click on Click Here to Place Your Ad Now and follow the prompts. FREE ads are for merchandise UNDER $500. and the ad must be placed online by you. One item per ad, the ad must be 3 lines or less, price must appear in the ad. Your ad will appear online & in print for 7 days! Some restrictions do apply. LIMIT 5 FREE ADS PER WEEK **Everyone Needs to Register on Our New Site** N ee d to Pl ace a Classified Ad? Enter your Classified ad and pay with your credit card 24 hours a day, 7 days week O RIENTAL PI CS C oord vases, decos 4 pcs ea $10 941-8300524 PAINTIN G largeBeach scene $50 941-627-6542 PICTURE LIM ED El egant w. Mother Theresa quote $40 941-882-4545 PICTURE/GOLF L rg, M ahogany Frame new cond. Orig $275 now $99 941-423-1125 PILLOW SHAMS tw i n, peac h & cream floral, 2/ $6 941-6390838 P O T W/ CO VER Revere Wear 6 Qt. GC $12 941-473-1026 RU G 5x7. brns. pastels. area rug ex. cond. $60 941-2352203 RUG , W oo l A rt R ug, Thi c k $285 941-228-0159 A UCTIONS6020 JACK ROBILLARD, Auctioneers & Appraisers Robillardauctioneers.com (941)-575-9758 A RTS A ND CRAFTS6025 ABSTRACT PAINTING 48 w r d peach/aqua floral $125 941639-0838 MARY MAXIMKIT 15 paste l colors $12 941-473-1026 Q UILT RA C K NEW wall rack natrural wood $10 941-2351910 TWIN RAM S tatue end to end, 40 X 16 $59 941-764-7971 DOLLS6027 ANTIQUE BYE L o D o ll G erman Original $300 941-445-8958 ASHLEY BELLE D o ll s H orace & Juice; New in Box $30 941575-9800 BARBIE & s i m il ar d o ll s clothed, each $2 941-6262123 BARBIE WINTER VELVET collectible, new in box $15 941830-0524 D O LL S L O T S to Love, Raggedy Ann & Andy, each $9 941-626-2123 D O LL S , large Fayza S panos. 3, excellent $275 941-769-2389 MR WONDERFULDOLL i n box $30 941-276-0814 SAT. FEB. 28TH 2015, 10:00AM-3:00PMCHARLOTTEHARBOREVENTCENTER, 75 TAYLORST, PUNTAGORDA, 33950; ALSODOLLAPPRAISALS&REPAIR; SNACKBARAVAIL. ADMISSION$4.00 DONATION; MERLEROMER, 941-286-1446 OR KROMER2@COMCAST.NET PORT CHARLOTTE DOLL CLUB 31ST ANNUAL DOLL & BEAR SHOW & SALE HOUSE HOLD GOODS6030 A REA RU G 8 X1 0 Beige S hag Ex cond. $70 517-740-9055 ARTSCULPTURE meta l 1 o f a kind Call 4 pics $495 941882-4545 ASIANPRINTS (4) M atte d & framed $35 941-627-6542 BED MATTRESS & BOX . New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 BED S PREAD S ET S 3 . No smoke/pets $40 724-6128305 BED S PREAD, C henile King, New, Off White. $18 941-2255120 Finditinthe Classifieds! B O X S PRIN G queen brand new $60 437-607-8644 CANDELABRA C ontemporary Grey 34Lx20W $30 941-7647562 C ARPET C LEANER, Bissell Steam, 9 mo. old. $50 941225-5120 C HINA S ET BAVARIAN $ 4 00 330-414-8857 CHINA , Mik asa C ot illi on Fi ne China Service for 8 $170 941-697-3850 C HINA, R O YAL G ALLER Y Fine China 92pcs @ 4.20ea pc $386 941-697-3850 COC KTAIL G LA SS E S $ 1 ea 40 diff. types 941-474-5662 P UNT A GORDA G A R A G E S A L E S6007 FRIS AT., 8 AM2 PM, 3024 Bayberry Ave. (off Aqui Esta) LOTS of GREAT Items! No Early Birds Please. FRIS UN. 8 AM2 PM, B S I, 405 LA SILA CT. Monoco, R on Tripoli, L on S. Crete Dr. Furn., Household, Tools, & More FRI.S AT. 9 2 1 6 17 0 Trading Post Rd. INDOOR MOVING SALE Antiques, glassware, collectibles, furn., household, & patio Furn. NO EARL Y BIRDS DOOR OPENS at 9am. FRIDAYS ATURDAY 8 2 27035 Notre Dame Blvd. NO EARLY BIRDS! Something For Everyone! S AT 8 -1 C HARLEV O I CONDOS HUGE Yard & Bake Sale. (Behind Four Points by Sheraton). Furniture, Collectibles, Antiques, Clothing And Much More! S AT 8 : 30 2 11 8 S ullivan St Punta Gorda Womens Club. Housewares, clothing, small appliances, much more! S AT 9 2 3989 S an Pietro Crt. Just Moved In & No Room For It All! Kitchen, Dining, Office, Den, Bedroom, Decorative, Utilities, Garage, Tools, ladies Clothing Sz 4-6, Sterling Jewelry, Osmosis & PCA Products, Power Chair, Lots More! SAT MARCH 7 , 9 4 4088 Duncan Rd. 3,000 Sq Ft Indoor .Multi-Estate Sale. 1 Day Only. Antiques, Fishing, Tools, Clothing, Furniture, Collectibles. Too Much To Mention! SAT ONLY . 8 2 . G regg s Auto, Corner of 41 & Olympia. SUPPORT RELAY FOR LIFE SAT. Feb 28th 8-2 4575 Riverside Dr. HUGE ESTATE & YARD SALE Furniture, Tools, Glass, PRICED To SELL! ROTONDAA R EA G A R A G E S A L E S6008 FRIS AT 8 -1 2 22 4 Albatross Rd. Coffee Tables, 20 Bicycles, Lamps, Home Decor, Car Seat, And Misc. ROTONDA WEST GARAGE SALE 527 BOUNDARY BLVD SATURDAY 2/28/15 9AM 3PM LOTS OF TOOLS, GARDEN TOOLS, GENERATOR, CHAIN SAW, SKILSAW, SHOPVAC, ECT. SAT SUN . 8 3 . 135 Sportsman Rd.. Furniture, misc. kitchen and household items A Must See!!!! SAT . ONLY8 : 30 2 11857 Xavier Ave. Jewelry, Tools, Household, Furniture, & Much More! THUR SAT 9 5 272 Rotonda Blvd N. Yard Tools, Drill Press, Ladders, Collectibles, Misc. S. VE NICE A R EA G A R A G E S A L E S6010 SATURDAY FEB. 28TH 10AM-2PMHOURGLASS LAKES ESTATES HUGE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE JACARANDA & SR 776 A UCTIONS6020 AUCTION Feb 28 @ 10AM Preview at 9AM 4235 Duncan Rd. PG. Tools, Tools & More Tools, 2008 Kubota 4whl 352 Hrs. Auctionzip.com #25770 for pics. 10% BP. Cash, Ck, CC Jack Robillard Auctioneer 941-575-9758 AU3437 AB2632 NORTH P ORT G A R A G E S A L E S6005 FRIS AT 7AM O N!1 08 Riverwalk Dr (Between River Rd & Ortiz Blvd). Village @ Riverwalk. YARD SALE! Selling 30 yrs of Accumulated Stuff. Household Goods, Kitchen Items, Tools, KnickKnacks, Some Furniture & Too Much to List. DONT MISS THIS! S AT. 8 2 Patriot S torage, Talon Bay Blvd & Us 41. All proceeds to benefit North Port area Womans Club Scholarship program. S AT., 7AM-1PM, 1 3 47 9 Eisenhower Dr. (off Chamberlain on P.C. Side) Race Car Bed, Bikes, Teacher Supplies, Clothes, Games & MORE!! S ATURDAY 8 2 30 5 S altcreek Dr. Misc. Decoring Items, Some Furniture, Household Goods, Some Clothing. S ATURDAY O NLY. 8 2 . 5569 Jacaranda Ave. , furniture, microwave,House hold H items & more!!!! P T. CH A RLOTTE /DEEP CREEK GA R A G E S A L E S6006 FRI & S AT 8 : 30 3 PM 2187 PAGODA LN DEEP CREEK, Lots of great items Something for ever y one. FRIS AT 8 2 . 2 14 9 1 Seaton Ave., off Harbor Blvd. Lots of glassware and household misc. FRI .SAT . 8 2 23220 H art l ey Ave. lanai furn, new faucets, household, tools & much more FRI .SAT . 8AM 4 , MOV ING SALE!806 Springlake Blvd NW. Fine Jewelry, Household goods, Furniture, Tools. FRI.S AT., 9 am? 3023 Conway Blvd. 3 FAMILY! Name Brand Jr., Ladies & Men`s Clothing, Shoes NIB, Jewelry (Vintage & New) 2 Slpr. Sofas, Glassware & GREAT STUFF! FRI/ S AT. 9 2 . 2 1 22 4 Winside Avenue. Between Quesada & Peachland. Tools, household, misc. SAT 8 2 24437 H arborview Rd. ANNUAL COMM , Mary Lu Park. Furn, clothes, misc. Food/bake sale. S AT 9 3 S UN 9 -1 27071 Safe Haven Ln. Dining Room Set, Tools, 30+ Xmas Village Houses & Access. Something For Everyone! SAT ONLY . 8 am. 574 Reading St. 3 FAMILY SALE! Vintage purses & hats, furniture, china, kitchen SATURDAY ONLY . 8 2 . 25260 RAMPART BLVD DEEP CREEK. GARAGE SALE THU.-SAT. 8AM-2PM 2878 Muglone Lane. Tools, Furniture, Household items, Electronics & Books. THURSDAY-FRIDAY 8AM-3PM 332 E Tarpon Blvd. Lots Of Miscellaneous Items and Rugs! P UNT A GORDA G A R A G E S A L E S6007 FRI SAT . 8 1 . 2170 P a l m Tree Drive. Tools, jewelry collectibles. NO earl y sales. FRI. 9AM-6PM, SAT., 9AM-3PM & SUN., 9AM-1PM 539 Via CintiaP.GI DIR. West Marion, Left on Bal Harbor, Left on Columbian, Right on Via Centia. Sale is at the End of the Street)ESTATE SALE! Antiques, Lots of Tools & Misc, Glassware, Furniture, Collectibles, Oriental China Cabinet, Decanters, Oak Ent. Center, Dolls, Cedar Chest, BBQ Grill, Men`s Clothing, Knives, Nautical Items, Linens, Books, & MUCH MORE! A RCA DIAA R EA G A R A G E S A L E S6001 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!! E NGLE WOOD G A R A G E S A L E S6002 FRI.S AT. 8 am2 pm, 9350 Crugar Terr. FIRST TIME SALE! Household, Collectibles,Furniture & MUCH MORE! FRI.S AT. 9 AM2 PM 10141 Asbury Ave. (off Snow Dr) Household, Clothes, Tools, Some Furniture, & More! S AT. O NLY 8 AM3 PM 370 East Wentworth Circle. Tools, Quality Bedding, Home Furnishings & Misc. SATURDAY ONLY . 8 1 . 10883 Lerwick Cir. Cream leather sec sofa & ottoman, 8x11rug, home goods, sports card SUN . 9 2 . 3460 N . A ccess Rd. Tringali corner of Pennell. INSIDE AND OUT AREYOUONLINE? INCREASEYOUR EXPOSURE! Addyourinternetaddress toyouradforalittleextra! WHOPPER OF A MOVING SALE!Sat, Feb 28, 9am ? 6131 Manasota Key Road. Everything Must Go. Dishes, Glass Sets, Tools, Office Supplies, Bike Helmets, Garden Tools, Samovars,Pictures, Electronics, CDs, DVDs, Furniture, YOU NAME IT! RAIN DATE: Sun, Mar. 1 RAIN/RAIN DATE MAR. 7 L A K E SUZY A R EA G A R A G E S A L E S6003 SAT 8 12 7049 SW Liverpool Rd. Sunnybreeze Christian Comm. garage sale! Antiques, crafts. Tea room Refreshments! (On US 17 S. of Ft. Ogden or N. of Live Oaks). NORTH P ORT G A R A G E S A L E S6005 FRI SUN 8 2 . 3454 Trinity St. HUGE everything frm tools to stools, sm appl, furniture, misc GREAT PRICES 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 Getthe Getthe WordoutWordoutAdvertise Advertise inthe inthe Classifieds! Classifieds!

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O ld. 1-7 Mint Condition $85 941-681-2433 HALL TEAP O T S C lub Pieces Mint each $50 941-347-8003 HAT S LADIE S VINTA G E (3) w/Nets. 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Extra inks. $25 941-764-3454 PRINTER HP PHOTO SMART includes booklet, cd, cords and extra color ink cartridge. $15 941-223-7901 R O UTER CO M C A S T linksysMO.#WRT110 $20 941-8751757 TABLET 8 Di sp l ay, 24GB , Wi Fi,Android jellybean $55 941475-7453 CLOTHING/ JEWELRY/ ACCESSORIES 6065 JA C KET LEATHER G reySuade/cotton large $10 941445-5619 LEATHER JA C KET Brand new leather Jakt. size 52 $275 941-249-1829 LEATHER JACKET M en s Si ze XXL $50 941-764-7562 LEATHER VE S T Leather vest size 52 $35 941-249-1829 NURSING SCRUBS Si ze M e d . 32 pcs,VG cond. $35 941629-6096 PARTY DRE SS Black sz 8 . Great for cruise $30 941-3916377 SO REL B OO T S C hildrens size 6, like new $10 941-764-7971 W EDDIN G GO WN size14 2 piece london uk $260 941268-7571 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 1 00 YR toy block building set In PG $60 308-340-3447 WANTED Old postcards (Pre 1950s), Stamp collections, old photographs and paper items. Collector pays highest prices. 207-7126216 or 941-493-4714 45 RPM R ecor d s great se l ection and price $1 941-4741776 5 HI S T O RI C AL Related Books Great pics $45 308-340-3447 50 YR rare styrop l ane ki te I n PG $55 308-340-3447 75 YR tennis racquet & cans/balls In PG $25 308-3403447 ALWAYS BUYING ANTIQUES, ART, SILVER NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES (941) 639-9338 ANTIQUES LOT Over 1,000 Items. Only As A Lot. No Junk. Priced To Sell. All Types of Items. Jim 941-623-8779 BALLANTINE BEER C L OC K Battery operated. $35 941-764-8669 BASEBALL CARDS 1948 Bowmen good condition. $5 810-210-9553 BA S EBALL C ARD S 1 9 5 0 bowmen very good. $5 810210-9553 BA S EBALL C ARD S Nellie Fox rookie v.g. $125 810-2109553 BIRD C A G E 8 x 8 x14h w/rnd metal stand 63tall $50 941639-0838 BUD LIGHT M eta l Si gn Ri zzo Character $25 941-764-8669 BUD MILLENIUM Bottle/4 Glasses Limited edition $35 941-764-8669 C HINA S ET Harmony House serves 12 $250 941-6374668 FURNITURE6035 SOFA , TV STAND , CARPET Like New $350 716-228-1198 TABLE HI TOP 40 gran i te, 2 stools $300 941-914-1770 TABLE RATTAN/WICKER TV table off white good cond $75 708-860-6055 TELEVI S I O N S TAND In dark wood. $50 941-629-5418 TEMPLE/ S TUART W OO D Hutch excellent $300 941475-8012 TV STAND 22 x 43 2 d rawer 2 shelf $30 845-978-5587 WICKER CHAIR Ni ce an d sturdy $85 717-829-6525 WICKER COUCH an d Ch a i r good quality $415 717-829-6525 W I C KER CO U C H light blond w/floral cushions. $330 717-829-6525 ELECTRONICS6038 BLU-RAY PLAYER L G Wi Fi. Streams Netflix $10 941-7438752 BOSE 28 h m. ent. 5 sp. $499 941-286-2121 CD/DVD PLAYER S ony $20 941-698-9798 DISH TVREMOTE f or 2 n d tv call BOB $8 262-309-3657 FLEX U S B CO NNE C T IN S PE C TION CAMERA $50 714-5992137 PLAY S TATI O N 2 3 5 games included. $100 941-275-7325 RE C EIVER Mint. Yamaha RXV1600 $199 941-473-1730 S URR O UND SO UND PI O NEER 5 Disc DVD $70 941626-9027 TV 57BI G SC REEN G ood shape. $350 941-626-9027 XBOX 25 games i nc l u d e d . $100. 941-275-7325 TV/STEREO/RADIO6040 FREE 1 9 (2) TV-great condition 410-271-1463 S PEAKER S 2 dual IN/ O UT 10/80W 25m WF 20M TWT $40 941-625-8757 SURROUND SYSTEM S amsung + Subwoofer $40 941235-1910 TV 24 wor ki ng great con di tion $25 410-271-1463 TV 32JVC per f ect . $65 941-496-9252 TV 50 PROJECTION T os hib a Great Picture $25 941-6258757 TV SANYO 24 Fl at S creen Older w/remote $25 941-4933851 TV S 4 6 S amsung $300 , 32 Toshiba $100, 19 Samsung $50 330-962-2578 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT6060 17 MONITOR Perfect cond, not a flat panel $10 941-743-2656 CO MPUTER BA G LEATHER on wheels like new $20 419973-7514 CO MPUTER DE S K WORKING STN, CORNER UNIT $175 941-629-3490 CO MPUTER DE S K working stn, exc cond. $125 941-6293490 COMPUTER WINXP w/ MS Office. Runs great $25 941-743-2656 D-LINK 5 G HZ/ 2 .4HZ/WirelessRouter Cables $25 941-681-2433 DE S K /HUT C H/FILE C B Excel Cond /60L $125 941-6614576 FURNITURE6035 FLOOR SEATS (2) roun d , re d & blue $150 941-429-8221 LIVING ROOMSET couc h ,loveseat, chair $500 941-6269027 LOVE SEAT D ua l R ec li ners. 3 Yrs Old. Orig $700, asking $300 574-276-0581 LOVESEAT , F a b r i c greenish, good condition $100 941-275-5837 LOVESEATS , MATCHING pa i r Can email pics. Nice $220 941-764-3454 MATTRESS & BOX . New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 MIRRORED BUFFET go ld sides rest mirror $160 941626-7311 NI G HT S TAND Antique S olid Wood need finish $40 941223-7446 NI G HT S TAND ANTI Q UE S olid Wood need finish $100 941-223-7446 PARSON CHAIRS 8 cr me Parson chairs,clean $400 941-429-8221 PATI O S ET 4 8 glass table 3 swivel chairs $135 941-6132434 PATIO UMBRELLA/BASE rectangle br/tan fab. $100 941-979-8108 RE C LINER LAZYB O Y Like New $250 941-255-8883 RE C LINER teal leather G ood Condition $125 906-3223198 RE C LINER S (2) Leatherette Rocker Recliners. Brown. Very Good Condition! $125. Firm 941-380-2083 RE C LINER S , LEATHER Each clean $200 941-916-5570 RECLINING SOFA V ery goo d used, green upholstery. $75 941-698-1633 S HELVIN GG LA SS /W OO D 95L 53H $125 708-8606055 S HELVIN G RATAN ex cond $350 708-860-6055 S LEEPER SO FA and love seat good condition $175 330-5063429 S LEEPER SO FA Like New! $100 941-735-0802 S LEEPER SO FA Q ueen, Neutral Colors. Exc. Cond. $150 815-545-9503 S LEEPER SO FA Tan Muted Floral 84 $65 941-697-5325 SOFA & LOVESEAT I vory w/tapestry pillows exc $450 609-350-2655 SO FA & L O VE S EAT Matching gd con will negotiate $175 716-640-1705 SOFA BED i n exce ll ent con di tion pull out bed never used. $75 941-698-1633 SOFA BED Q ueen B e i ge w / muted pattern. Ex.Cond. $175 941-497-2880 SOFA BED , T w i n. N ever use d Bed gr good cond $150 941-460-8464 SO FA BEI G E leather very good cond. $250 941-497-2853 SOFA B rown L eat h er W N a il Head Trim Good con $250 941-627-5729 SOFA DARK G reen, 7 w i t h matching Chair and extra pillows. $150 941-275-7160 SOFA TABLE All woo d , 60X16X30 $100 941-681-6417 SO FA, L O VE S EAT & Recliner Rust color $400 941-979-0412 S TERE O CO N SO LE W OO D Fm/Am Radio Phno 8Trk 52W $50 941-475-8379 TABLE &CHAIRS S o lid O a k table w/4 chairs exc. $150 941-916-2178 TABLE G LA SS T O P 38 Square Beveled Good $25 941-423-9371 TABLE G LA SS T O P 45 Round 1/4 thick Good $25 941-423-9371 FURNITURE6035 CO MPUTER DE S K hutch f ilecabinet excel cond 60L $125 941-661-4576 COMPUTER DESK ma h ogany, exc cond $250 941-627-5278 COUCH & LOVESEAT b assett furniture$500 410-382-7394 COUCH & L oveseat Lik e N ew faux leather $400 941-7401842 CO U C H Wicker & rocker white ex cond $500 708-860-6055 CO U C H, Fabric 90X36X36 blue, delivery $199 941-275-5837 COUCH , RED , FAUX SUEDE 83x36x32 $149 941-275-5837 DAYBED FRAME Exc. cond, cream, metal $60 724-6128305 DESK CHAIR E x C on d . Leather. Pics $35 941-5646883 DE S K f or C omputer student/household/business $30 614-582-2628 DE S K S M R O LL T O P $ 15 0 941-505-0094 DINETTE SET Off Whi te w i t h Walnut Formica Top $65 941697-5325 DINETTE SET WOOD CHAIRS & TABLETOP $150 941-681-6417 DININ G R OO M Ethan Allen Walnut Buf/Table $350 941697-5325 DINING ROOM SET W/6 CHAIRS $400 941-697-6553 DINING SET 36 roun d table/4 chairs/wood $250 941-681-6417 DININ G S ET 45 glass top table & chairs $450 732-7400895 DINING SET a ll g l ass ta bl e, 6 chairs, delivery $349 941-275-5837 DININ G S ET Broyhil,48glass,4 pad chairs,exc. $225 941-5052973 DININ G S ET nice wood table w leaf 4 uph chrs $75 765469-9018 DINING SET out d oor res i n f urniture $200 941-681-6417 DINING TABLE R oun d 42 in.,Faux Marble $125 941623-2227 DRE SS ER 5 drawer good cond $50 708-860-6055 DRESSER 6/DRAWERS ex. cond. lined drawers $200 941-249-1829 ENTERTAINMENT ARMOIRE TV TO 37 $75 970-471-5596 ENTERTAINMENT C ENTER 3 pcs/whitewash $199 941-275-5837 ENTERTAINMENT S TAND Thomasville, Cherry, $400. Accent Stands $50 each & Rug $50 330-962-2578 FLORAL LOVESEAT G oo d Condition $100 906-3223198 GLASS TABLE 30 roun d/ w 2 metal chairs vgc $50 941697-8732 HEADBOARD QUEEN w i c k er great condition $50 941-8330041 HEADB O ARD, S IDERAIL S , footboard, Oak, King$75 941-916-5570 HUT C H DE S K 4 drawers with 2 shelves. $200 941-6295418 IBUYFURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 KITCHEN TABLE + 5 c h a i rs table glass top, metal base 3X5Chairs wood $185 941228-0159 KITCHEN TABLE , D rop l ea f , 36 x 40 mica top $30 941-6503714 LIFT C HAIRRE C LINER good condition. $250 941-2683672 HOUSEHOLD GOODS6030 SERVING SET , 7 pc 4Ti er wrought iron, porcelain $50 941-697-3850 SEWING MACHINE 1950s w/cab zigzag A+ $100 941-743-2656 S M O RE S MAKER C asamoda, new, in box, $8 941-626-2123 S T OC K P O T, C orning Visions, 4.5 liter. $20. 941-225-5120 TABLE C L O TH 66 X 8 4 wht embr trim 8 naps new $15 941-697-0501 TABLE S KIRT` R O UND, cream w/ blue fringe; $6 941-6390838 VACUUM CLEANER Electrolux $75 941-743-0582 W ATER COO LER and heater good condition $65 941-223-7446 WATER COOLER an d h eater good condition $50 941-2237446 WATERFORD CRYSTAL desk/mantle clock oval $75 517-414-8927 W ATERF O RD LI S M O RE clock square offset $50 517-4148927 WOOL RUG 7 . 9 roun d Red w/beige etc. Like new $499 941-429-8507 HOLIDAYITEMS6031 DE CO RATI O N S Pr. C hristmas Trees. VG cond 25. $25 941249-1829 FURNITURE6035 A UDI O CO N SO LE Radio/Record/Tape. $70 941629-5418 BAR CHAIRS (4) sw i ve l -paste l color $120 734-277-2980 BAR S T OO L S (20 29 h. wood. ex.cond $70 941-235-2203 BARSTOOLS (3) b arstoo l s recovered. $225 732-740-0895 BED MATTRESS & BOX . New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 BED FRAME METAL ki ng or queen 2 ec cond $20 941276-0814 BED FULL new mat @b ox $150 941-426-1478 BED TRUNDLE 1 M attress E x cond $125 517-740-9055 BEDBOARDS tw i n w i c k er white $40 941-833-0041 BEDR O M S ET 5P C Q n. wood $125 941-681-6047 BEDROOM SET F orm i ca 4 pieces sacrifice . $425 941496-9252 BEDROOM SET O a k T w i n dresser, chest w topper, nitestand $385 941-258-1592 BEDR OO M S ET queen 5 piece all wood exc. $275 941204-3241 BEDR OO M S ET Q ueen. 7 Piece Dark Laquered Wood. $450 941-626-2040 BENCH SEAT CUSHION h an d painted $350 941-429-8221 BUFFET , COFFEE + E n d T a bl es pale yellow $275 941-2280159 CHAIR , BROWN L eat h er Recliner, Massage, exc cond. $450 OBO 941-473-9028 C HAI S E L O UN G E Upholstered;rose & Floral $100 941-575-9800 CO FFEE TABLE Beveled glass / 50X25X15 $99 941-681-6417 COFFEE TABLE Lif t-top sectional coffee table $100 614582-2628 CO FFEE TABLE maple, li f ts up $100 941-979-0412 CO FFEE TABLE Round, 36 in., Faux Marble $75 941-6232227

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C HARD, broccoli plants $1.50 941-258-2016 C A SS IA TREE 3 -4 f t or P O NYTAIL PALM $8 941-258-2016 EARTHBOXES 10 tota l and accessories for plants $100 315-790-9217 FRUITING MULBERRY B us h Fruiting MulBerrys $15 941204-9100 HANGING BASKETS spider, pansy, or petunia $9 941-258-2016 HAWAIIAN TIPLANT Unique TI Plant $15 941-204-9100 HUGE DESERTROSES BIG Flowering Desert Rose $150 941-204-9100 VIBURNUMGREATFORPRIVACYHEDGE3GAL++ PALMS: FOXTAIL, SYLVESTERPIGMY& MORE. GREAT PRICESSUISNUSURY941-488-7291 PAPAYA C ar ibb ean R e d F ru i ting Papaya $10 941-2049100 STAR FRUIT T rees Fl or id a S tar Fruit $30 941-204-9100 TOMATO PLANTS Cherry or yellow pear $1.50 941-258-2016 T O MAT O PLANT S EarlyGirl Ger.Johnson Big Dadd y $1.50 941-258-2016 BABYITEMS6120 BABY B O UN C ER Fisher Price Rainforest $25 941-429-8507 BREA S T PUMP medela double w/Shoulder Bag $99 941493-3851 C AR & B OOS TER S EAT Evenflo new $20 517-2620371 CAR SEAT&BOOSTER SEA t Evenflo new $20 517-2626473 C AR S EAT Even f lo 1to 6 years 540lb $15 941-235-1910 M O BILE FI S HERPRI C E Rainforest motion & music $25 941-764-7971 W ALKER good condition $ 1 0 941-235-1910 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 T O NKA-T O Y DUMP TRU C K rare collector $75 941-6976592 T O NKA-T O Y JEEP vintage USA steel collect $50 941697-6592 US MINT SETS commemorative 1974-80 $25 941-7647971 W ALL C L OC K Historic Rte 66 w/neon light 12 rd $50 941639-0838 WATERFORD BISCUIT B arre l Cookie Jar Lismore $100 941445-8958 WATERFORD CHIPS D ecanter 10, no chips $100 941-445-8958 W HITE H O U S E C I G ARETTE S Unopened $50 941-445-8958 YANKEES PLAQUE 1998 Champs $20 941-764-8669 MUSICAL6090 ACCO RDIAN 1 20 Bass $200 Electric guitar squire $175. keyboard $100. 941-764-0993 ACCO RDIAN C RU C IANELLI41/120$100 941-639-4011 A LE S I S MI C R O N S YNTHESIZER USED $125 941-2683672 AUDIO EQUIPMENT 941 828 1311 $450 941-828-1311 COMPACT DISCS U n b e li evable collection. $2 941-8281311 G UITAR AMP TE C H 2 1 U S ED 30 WATTS $125 941-2683672 O R G AN L O WREY C oronation, Limited Edition, with bench. $4,500, OBO 941-661-7595 PIANO Wi t h B enc h G oo d f or Beginners $50 941-423-6460 PLAYER PIANO A nt i que, E x. cond. Lots of rolls $500 941-697-2869 MEDICAL6095 BATHTUB & SHOWER GRAB BARS INSTALLED Dont Wait to Fall to Call! Free In-Home Evaluation 25 Years Experience CALL JIMS BATHROOM GRAB BARS, LLC 941-626-4296 BED ALARM B e d sensor w i t h alarm $40 941-505-1955 BLOODPRESSER UNIT Omron digital w/mem/adap $25 941-474-7866 C RUT C HE S metal adj ht & grips $25 941-474-7866 CRUTCHES woo d -a dj ust ibl e $5 941-445-5619 GRIPPER exten d s your reac h , no bending. $10 941-4747866 HARMAR LIFT with swing arm for power chair $350 941-223-7446 H OS PITAL BED single elec w/ mattress. Works gd $60 941-625-2779 HOYER LIFT w /Sli ng exce ll ent conditon $350 941-223-7446 MANTUA ELE C twin bed, box spring, raiseable head rest. unused. $500. 941-875-5636. MANUEL H O YERLIFT w/Sling excellent conditon $350 941-223-7446 SCOO TER LIFT, Bruno S pace Saver. For inside of trunk. $390/obo 941-575-9023 S H O WER C HAIR Very good condition $30 941-356-0129

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Page 18 The Sun Classified E/N/C ads.yoursun.net Thursday, February 26, 2015 BUICK7020 1998 BUICK PARK AVENUE Runs great. leather seats All bells, $2,500 941-380-1034 2002 BUICK LESABRE 92K MI! $5,295 941-916-9222 DLR 20 11 BUI C K RE G AL 4DR CXL 43K MI $15,987 855-481-2060 DLR CADILLAC7030 200 4 C ADILLA C DEVILLE 84K MI $5,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2006 C ADILLA C C T S 4DR LTHR 92K MI $9,897 855-481-2060 DLR 2006 C ADILLA C DT S 49K MI $10,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 CADILLAC CTS 31K MI $26,990 855-280-4707 DLR FindyourBest Friendinthe Classifieds! CHEVY7040 1978 CHEVY EL-CAMINO Good Cond., Runs Good. 74K MI $3,500 941-627-4437 2008 C HEVY HHR LT 55K MI $10,987 855-481-2060 DLR 20 11 C HEVY IMPALA 34K MI $13,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2014 CHEVY CAMARO CONV 14K MI $26,999 855-242-9258 DLR 2011 CHEVY CAMARO COUPE 2SS 17K MI $27,989 855-242-9258 DLR CHRYSLER7050 2003 C HRYSLER PT C RUISERLMTD. Auto, 4 Cyl. 941-916-9222 dlr 2003 CHRYSLER SEBRING , 85,800 mi, 03 CONV LIMITED LOADED VERY VERY NICE 85K $5,200 call 330-606-3467 or 941-629-2465 2006 CHRYSLER 300C 4DR LTHR 99K MI $10,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2006 CHRYSLER SEBRING Touring SE. Extra Clean, Must See! 941-916-9222 dlr 2012 CHRYSLER 300M NAV 32K MI $23,990 855-280-4707 DLR DODGE7060 1999 DODGE RAM 1500 All Maint. records, 106k mi, Extras. $6000/obo 941-473-1497 200 5 D O D G E MA G NUM 60,000 mi, SXT 61000 oringal miles silver N Michelin mint condition., $7,800 609-3502655 MISCELLANEOUS6260 EL C AIR M O VER $30 941-743-0582 HARLEY LU GG A G E rack Quick detach Expands $300 314-609-1540 JFK BOOKS P res id ents statues $20 941-445-5619 L O B S TER FI G URINE lg nice conversation pc. $15 941235-2203 M O VIN G B O XE S 30 clean boxes, assorted sizes $15 941-258-0472 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 SC REEN D OO R white alum+ stacking vinyls $125 724-6128305 S UIT C A S E C ANVA S 28 x 22 w / wheels & 15x22 +strap $25 941-639-0838 SUPPORT WEDGEPILLOW 26x26 like new, clean $5 941-255-0874 TI C KET red sox vs RAY S Tues 3/10@1pm, Jet Blue $50 941276-1354 TICKETS (4) rays vs nyy Th urs 3/26 $75 each 941-276-1354 TICKETS re d sox S pr i ng T ra i ning @ Jet Blue $40 941-2761354 TRAIN S ET, LI O NEL. ENG, CARS, TRAC, TRANS. $65 941-474-6332 TURBO TAX 2014 Dll x can U use call Bob $30 262-3093657 UNI CO RN CO LLE C TI O N Beautiful $34 & up $34 941-697-3850 UTILITY/ G R OC ERY C ART Wheels folds alum $20 941-743-2656 V H S TAPE S -M O VIE S Many to choose from $1 941-4455619 W ATER G E cooler exc cond $40 941-625-9455 WHEEL CHAIR CARRIER , alum, for 2 hitch $125 941-743-0582 WINE RACK S tac k s up h o ld s 22 bottles $25 941-391-6377 WOOD CIGAR BOXES 10 . Assorted brands. $15 941-258-0472 YANKESS VS RAYS 3/26 4 TKTS $75 EACH $75 941276-1354 WANTED TO BUY/TRADE6270 29 G ALL O N CO MPLETE Ron Best Super Bait Tank w/All Hardware. 419-560-5054 Thanks and Have a Blessed Day! WANTED TO RENT OR BUY SUPER 8MM PROJECTOR. 941-626-7038 W ANTED: JEWELRY G rade Black Sharks Teeth. Call Mike 941-650-3030 7000TRANSPORTATION AUTOMOTIVE7005 WE BUY CARS Top Dollar for your car or truck Call us today 941-473-2277www.pctcars2.com APPLIANCES6250 REFRI G /FREEZER White $ 1 00 574-549-2264 REFRIGERATOR $175 . Washer & Dryer $350 941626-3102 del avail REFRIGERATOR 2012 GE s/s LIKE NEW $399 941-7861241 REFRI G ERAT O R Kenmore White SBS refrigerator $225 941-681-6047 S T O VE ELE C TRI C , white good cond. $80 502-558-8460 PG S T O VE, MAYTA G Flattop Self Cleaning Excellent $350 315-790-9217 V A C UUM, Hoover Elite C leaner lifetime filter $60 717-829-6525 W A S HER & Dryer Kenmore Grt cond $300 941-426-6782 WASHER & DRYER Matching Kenmore. $450 Stackable washer & dryer $250. 941-626-3102 W A S HER MA C HINE Fridgidair, Good cond. $85 941-3803032 W A S HER/DRYER both work $100 513-446-9238 WASHING MACHINE Kenmore VG cond. $100 941-249-1829 MISCELLANEOUS6260 BATHTUB & SHOWER GRAB BARS INSTALLED Dont Wait to Fall to Call! Free In-Home Evaluation 25 Years Experience CALL JIMS BATHROOM GRAB BARS, LLC 941-626-4296 1 0 RE CO RDB OO K S f or 45RPM . $10 941-496-9252 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 BATHROOM SINK , T op M ount 4.5d18wx26.5L NEW $150 941-681-2433 BEA C H C HAIR S 2 w/att pillow, qck dry fabric $49 941764-7971 BUFFALO NY Ci rca 1840 s reprints 3,mat/frame $20 941-255-0874 CAMP STOVE 2 b urner propane new $25 941-2662036 COCKTAIL GLASSES $1 ea, 40 diff. types/sizes 941-474-5662 COLEMAN COOLER N ew $25 941-624-0928 COMPUTER DESK w /h utc h file cabinet Excel Cond 60L $125 941-661-4576 DIRE C TV HD B O X Never used. $40 724-612-8305 FACTORY SEWING MACHINE Older model Singer w/ table. Capable of sewing canvas & plastic. $150 941-456-0323 FIREWOOD Split, Bundled, and ready for the firepit! Perfect for these cooler nights! Pine, Oak, Citrus 941-468-4372 G L O BE, KALIFAN O G L O BE 100% Inlaid Gemstones $230 941-697-3850 G RILL, G A S C HARBR O IL large 2 burner propane $75 941-254-0383 MISC. PETS6234 D O NKEY S F O R S ALE Small Minatures. Pets only Call (941) 629-6624 PETSUPPLIES & SERVICES6236 A & R Aqua Pros Inc Aquarium Services Installation~Maintenance Fresh & Saltwater Reef Aquariums Livestock Delivery 941-441-8658 Lic/Ins AQUARIUM 90GAL 2 fil ters. Serious only $400 941-2664136 D OG BED LL Bean 2 4 x 1 8 washable $25 941-766-1291 D OG C A G E $3 5 9 41-5757553 DOG CRATE FOLDING 48Lx30Wx33H 2doors/noTra y $45 941-379-5586 DOG CRATE MD . p l ast i c m d cage 35.00 $35 941-6267311 DOG CRATE Metal with tray 20x25x18w $45 941-766-1291 D OG JA C KET Harley bike blk $70 orig med LN $20 941-8300524 PET CO NTAINMENT Wireless Pet fence $75 941-740-4300 APPLIANCES6250 APPLIANCES SET White. Refrigerator, ceramic top range, microwave, dishwasher. $1,700/obo 608-408-0256 BR O IL O VEN elements Dual Part#PS402713 $110 941639-7890 COFFEE MAKER , Spacemaker, Under Cabinet. $55 941-681-2433 DISHWASHER H otpo i nt white,works well. $125 401378-2735 DISHWASHER Ki tc h en Aid T op of the line. $135 941-4295963 DRYER Ad m i ra l , $90 ; GE Stove $90 Both Very good cond. 941-275-3924 DRYER maytag wor k s great $100 941-697-6157 ENCOREAPPLIANCES 4155 Whidden Blvd Unit 10 Port Charlotte. Great Pre-owned Name Brands for Less!! 30 day Warr. 941-979-5287 G RILL, G A S C HARBR O IL large 2 burner propane $75 941-254-0383 MI C R O WAVE o.t.r. ge white like new $120 941-575-6556 MIXER O ster, w / many attac h ments $45 941-637-9201 NEW FRIGIDAIRE GALLERY refrigerator & stove, 3 months old, $1,200. 603-582-8818. PICS , LAMPS ETC garage f u ll of items to sell $10 941-6267311 RAN G E ge pro f ile sel f cleaning electric$175 941-575-6556 RANGE GE , El ectr i c, Al mon d , good condition $70 941-4754562 RANGE , 30 e l ectr i c, w hi te $100 574-549-2264 RANGE , El ectr i c, Whi te, w i t h smooth ceramic cooktop & warming zone $125 863-494-5551 RANGE , e l ectr i c. GE Whi te Nice $75 941-681-6047 REFRID G ERAT O R Top freezer, off white. $125 941661-6697 REFRIG/FREEZER G . E . Whi te $150 574-549-2264 TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 MITER S AW Utility Vehicle Ridgid $90 941-624-0928 PRESSURE WASHER T roybuilt 2500 psi $220 941-4850681 ROUTER TABLE W/Router4tableW/Legs $165 941-255-8420 ROUTER TABLE w i t h 2 1 . 5h p Routers . $98 941-681-2433 SAWHORSE P a i r . F o ldi ng. $10 941-426-0743 SHOP FAN , 24 Hi g h V e l oc i ty, Multi Spe $75 941-255-8420 S H O P VA C G rizzly w/ Induction Motor. 11/2 HP. Like New. $200 941-306-8583 SHOP VAC w /h ose an d attac h ments $35 941-255-8420 SKILLSAW 7 . 25U se d once. $15 941-426-0743 TABLE SAW , D e l ta. Heavy duty $175 941-270-2912 TOOLS A ssortment, ta bl e f u ll $45 Call 941-391-6377 OFFICE/BUSINESS EQUIP./SUPLIES6220 COMPUTER DESK w /h utc h file cabinet Excel Cond 60L $125 941-661-4576 HURRICANE FABRICSCREEN hurrican screen $300 941629-3490 LETTER FOLDER P rem i ere I nstant Letter Folder $35 941429-8221 OFFICE OUTFITTERS Pre-owned & new office furniture. VENICE 941-485-7015 PRINTERCO PIER S TYLU S CX5400 all-one stand alone $25 941-639-0838 RESTAURANT SUPPLIES6225 CLOTH NAPKINS R estaurant quality napkins. $300 941-7404300 DISHES 70 restaurant di s h es, asst sizes, $500 941-7404300 BIRDS6231 COCKITIELS PEARL FEMALE & Gray male 10mths old $130. (941)-270-8206 Englewood 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. DOGS OF VENICE. Your Dog Groomed in my Mobile Salon. 15 Yrs. Exp. Call Stacy (941) 786-7877 ROTTWEILER PUPPIES (AKC Registered)Ready Now. Current shots, Dewclaw removed & docked tails$1,200 firm 941-457-3819 BUILDING SUPPLIES6170 A/C OUTSIDEUNIT 3 ton works well, bargin $425 786306-6335 BALL VALVES , new 1/2 & 3/4 Scrd & swt $6 314-6091540 BRI C K S Assort. o f S z. Must see $75 941-391-6377 BRICKS, 3 X 8 Off White, Approx. 500 Total.$25. For ALL! 810-689-1005 C ERAMI C BATH HLDR S TOWEL/PAPER NEW $15 941286-4894 CERAMIC TILE 18 x 18 180 sq ft $75 941-697-6157 C HANDELIER -VERY nice C an email pictures. $25 941-7643454 DRYER CO RD 5FT 3 wire/prong 250v like new $8 941-286-4894 FLUORESCENT BULBS , N ew. Box of 36 T-8 BULB $40 518-858-0683 F O IL IN S ULATI O N Radiant Barrier 4x250 $109 941441-0252 HURRI C ANE PANEL S 8 Bertha 14x47 or$8one $60 419-973-7514 HURRICANE SHUTTERS , 57 . Steel, tan. 114" x 15" to 81" x 15" $499/ all. 317-694-2210 K O HLER LAVAT O RY K290 5 White, Cast Iron $50 941-3795586 PLYW OO D F O UR 4X 8 G ood one side 3/8 $56 941-6975325 RAISED PANELDOOR i nt. 32 w.(1) $10 941-429-8221 R O LLED SO LDER 1/1 6 and 1/8 $10 314-609-1540 ROMAN TUB l ever M oen Castleby Chrome New $35 941-697-5325 S LIDIN G G LA SS Door 8 X 1 0 , 3 pieces, Insulated E-Glass, New in Box $800 863-494-5551 HEAVY/CONST. EQUIPMENT6180 HARD HATS construct i on workers $5 941-445-5619 TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 AC COMPRESSOR NEW 3 1/2 TON $475 941-423-8257 BELT/DISC SANDER Craftsman 6disc 4x 36 belt $65 315-790-9217 BENCH GRINDER Central Machinery 8 3/4 HP $75 315-790-9217 C HAIN S AW C HI C A GO 14 electric. Never used. $35 941426-0743 CHAINSAW CRAFTSMAN 2.0,14 bar /case runs $75 941-697-6592 DRILL C ra f tsman 19 . 2V 2 D r ill Set in case $29 941-5758736 DRILL PRE SS , Ryobi 1 0 $65 315-790-9217 G ENERAT O R 6 5 00 black max 5 gals tank. $300 941-6976553 GENERATOR COLEMAN P owermate 5000 $225, OBO 941764-9507 MITER S AW 1 2 Bosch C ompound $100 941-266-4731 MITER S AW C hicago Electric Compound Slide 12 $75 315-790-9217 MITER S AW C ra f tsman Pro 12-inch $140 941-475-6424 PRE SS URE WA S HER Husky Wheels. Like new. $50 941426-0743

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 ads.yoursun.net 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 2004 TOYOTA RAV4 BASE 125K MI $7,685 855-481-2060 DLR 200 5 T O Y O TA RAV4 4WD 87K MI $9,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2007 TOYOTA AVALON XLS 40K mi $13,500 772579-1614 200 7 T O Y O TA HI G HLANDER 60K MI $13,990 855-280-4707DLR 2008 T O Y O TA C AMRY SLE CONV 49K MI $17,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2008 TOYOTA PRIUS BASE 50K MI $10,950 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 TOYOTA PRIUS LEATHER. 84K MI $9,950 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 TOYOTA SCION XD 83k MI $8,977 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 T O Y O TA S IENNA LE 69K MI $12,844 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 TOYOTA SOLARA s l e conv74,000 mi, Exc cond. Red w black top. Leather Fully loaded., $14,250 989-3561092 2010 TOYOTA RAV4 BASE 76K MI $13,874 855-481-2060 DLR 20 11 T O Y O TA AVAL O N LTD 18K MI $23,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 11 T O Y O TA C AMRY 31K MI $15,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 2 T O Y O TA CO R O LLA 35K MI $14,854 855-481-2060 DLR 2012 TOYOTA RAV4 LTD 30K MI $23,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 TOYOTA SIENNA 20K MI $23,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 TOYOTA SIENNA V6 Like new condition 18,000Miles. $19,985. 941-255-9887 20 1 3 T O Y O TA CO R O LLA 21K MI $14,990 855-280-4707 DLR VOLKSWAGEN7220 2003 VOLKSWAGEN GTI 2DR HATCHBACK 58K MI $6,995 941-916-9222 DLR ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES7250 1 9 7 6 M G B $8 , 000 89,409 miles, Restored, Runs great. Orange. 941-830-2904 1978 MERCEDES 450SL R oa d ster, 2T, R/R, 77K, Nice cruising Car $14,500 989-600-8681 1986 OLDS CUTLASSSUPREME Brougham, Maroon, 2dr, hardtop, all orig. only 10K miles, V8, Auto, Air, Canadian car, still in the North. $8,500 941-621-4322 1986 OLDSMOBILE CUT LASS 4dr, V6, Air, 54K Actual Mi. $5,000 OBO734-626-3362 LEXUS7178 200 4 LEXU S E S 330 134K MI $7,989 855-242-9258 DLR MAZDA7180 2006 MAZDA 6 94K MILES $6,895 941-916-9222 DLR 2006 MAZDA MPV LX 129K MI $5,950 855-481-2060 DLR 2009 MAZDA 5 MINIVAN Only 57K Mi! Red w/ Tan Int. Clean! $8,750. 941-456-0053 2008 MAZDA MIATA MX 5 9,846 MI $15,988 855-242-9258 DLR MERCEDES7190 1995 MERCEDES SL500 Conv. 62,400 mi. silver 2 tone gray. $14,900. 630-240-9331 2002 MER C EDE S -BENZ S430V 77K MI $12,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2008 MERCEDES BENZ S550 NAV 26K MI $36,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2009 MER C EDE S -BENZ S550V 44K MI $36,911 855-280-4707 DLR 2010 MERCEDES BENZ ML350 55K MI $24,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2013 MERCEDES BENZ ML350 NAV 35K MI $40,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 2 MER C EDE S -BENZ SLK-350 15K MI $37,669 855-242-9258 DLR NISSAN7200 2005 NISSAN 350Z 71K MI $11,950 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 NISSAN FRONTIER SE KING CAB 111K MI $9,950 855-481-2060 DLR 2009 NISSAN ALTIMA 58K MI $13,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2010 NISSAN ALTIMA 84K MI $11,875 855-481-2060 DLR 2011 NISSAN ALTIMA 3.5SR 65k mi, leather, bluetooth, Bose, XM, Nav. & Sport PKG. $17,675. 941-468-6373 20 14 NI SS AN ALTIMA 9,905 MI $16,877 855-481-2060 DLR TOYOTA7210 2007 COROLLA LE 70k Like new in every respect! Sr. Owner, No dissappointments $8475/obo Call 941-786-5640 Thanks! HONDA7160 20 1 2 H O NDA C IVI C 4,109 MI $15,442 855-481-2060 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 2012 HONDA CR-Z Hybird, Red, Nav. 11k mi, under warr. 12/15 $12,900 941-255-0070 20 1 2 H O NDA PIL O T 16K MI $27,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 3 H O NDA C IVI C 4DR LX 24K MI $16,875 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 3 H O NDA FIT 40K MI $13,987 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 3 H O NDA A CCO RD EX-L ONLY 10K MI $22,988 855-242-9258 DLR 2013 HONDA CIVIC LX 26K MI $15,910 855-242-9258 DLR HYUNDAI7163 2008 HYUNDAI AZERA LMTD 111K MI $8,975 855-481-2060 DLR 2009 HYUNDAI ACCENT CLEAN, LOW MILES $7,995 941-916-9222 DLR 20 1 2 HYUNDAI A CC ENT 4DR 55K MI $10,785 855-481-2060 DLR 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT 5DR GAS 22K MI $11,687 855-481-2060 DLR INFINITI7165 2011 ACURA RDX TECH PKG 36K MI $25,911 855-242-9258 DLR JAGUAR7175 2011 JAGUAR XF NAV 45K MI $29,911 855-242-9258 DLR 2010 JAGUAR XF 4DR SDN LUX 52K MI $25,988 855-242-9258 DLR 20 1 3 JA G UAR XF I4 RWD 19K MI $35,989 855-242-9258 DLR 20 1 2 JA G UAR XF ONLY 24K MI! $35,911 855-242-9258 DLR 20 1 0 JA G UAR XK XKR CONV 49K MI $44,988 855-242-9258 DLR KIA7177 2010 KIA SOUL 5DR 38K MI $13,855 855-481-2060 DLR 2011 KIA RIO FUEL EFFICIENT. 60K MI $10,695 941-916-9222 DLR LEXUS7178 2006 LEXU S RX330 LTHR SNRF 87K MI $13,950 855-481-2060 DLR 2010 LEXUS ES 350 LTHR SNRF 100K MI $15,874 855-481-2060 DLR 2011 LEXUS CT 200H NAV 48K MI $22,990 855-280-4707 DLR AUDI7147 2006 AUDI A4CBQ3 CONV 37K MI $14,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2011 AUDI Q5 NAV 37K MI $29,990 855-280-4707 DLR 200 5 AUDI A4 1. 8 T FWD 60K MI $12,988 855-242-9258 DLR BMW7148 1987 BMW325i Convert. 5 spd, Great running car. New interior, clutch, brakes, etc..inclds. convertible parts car $5500obo 941-456-5198 2006 BMW 325CIC 78K MI $13,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2009 BMW 328 I S A 73K MI $13,911 855-280-4707 DLR 2011 BMW 328ISD 34K MI $18,911 855-280-4707 DLR 20 11 BMW 328 XI S 31K MI $22,911 855-280-4707 DLR 20 11 BMW 5 28 I 56K MI $29,990 855-280-4707 DLR HONDA7160 2002 HONDA CIVIC 2DR EX 67K MI $8,957 855-481-2060 DLR 2005 HONDA CR V EX 4WD 130K MI $8,632 855-481-2060 DLR 2006 HONDA ODYSSEY 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 2008 HONDA ACCORD 118K MI $10,587 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 H O NDA A CCO RD 4DR EX 41K MI $11,950 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 HONDA CIVIC 2DR EXL NAV 45K MI $10,932 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 HONDA CIVIC EXL NAV 55K MI $12,854 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 H O NDA C R-V LX 2WD 128K MI $9,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 H O NDA ELEMENT SC 79k mi $15,877 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 HONDA PILOT LTHR 2WD 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 1 0 H O NDA FIT A5 4DR 90K MI $8,977 855-481-2060 DLR 2010 HONDA PILOT DVD 85K MI $19,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 HONDA ACCORD 4DR LX 20K MI $14,987 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 2 H O NDA A CCO RD 4DR SE 15K MI $15,988 855-481-2060 DLR FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! JEEP7080 2014 JEEP WRANGLER SAHA. 7,532 MI $31,911 855-242-9258 DLR LINCOLN7090 1 99 7 LIN CO LN T O WNC AR White w/ Red Vinyl. Exc. Cond. $2,995/ obo ***SOLD!!*** 2003 LINCOLN TOWN-CAR 79,150 K, new tires, brakes, landau top, window tint, excellent condition. $5,500 obo 603-490-3924 MERCURY7100 1999 MERCURY SABLE , 46,182 mi, Low mileage 46K Auto V6 3.4 FWD Great Condition A/C All Power, $3,300 713-306-7648 2003 MER C URY G RANDMARQUIS LS Premium 122K mi, $4,500 941-629-0410 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 USED CAR DEALERS7137 Mattas Motors 941-916-9222 Buy Here Pay Here SPG AUTO SALES 941-575-7076 11069 Tamiami Trail, PG Buy Here Pay Here WE FINANCE EVERYONE MUSTHAVEINCOME& DOWNPAYMENT941-473-2277www.pctcars2.com ACURA7145 20 1 0 A C URAT S X 72K MI $14,911 855-280-4707 DLR 20 11 A C URA MDX 50K MI $29,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 2 A C URARL NAV 8,977 MI $32,990 855-280-4707 DLR DODGE7060 2005 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN 89k MI $8,995 941-916-9222 dlr 20 1 2 D O D G E G RANDC ARAVAN 66K MI $14,875 855-481-2060 DLR 2013 DODGE CHARGER SXT RWD 8,248 MII $22,988 855-242-9258 DLR 20 14 D O D G E C HALLEN G ER RT 2DR 29K MI $27,999 855-242-9258 DLR FORD7070 1996 FORD MUSTANG , 96,312 mi, Convertible White on White Auto V6 3.8A/C Power 96K Excellent condition, $2,800 713-306-7648 1 998 F O RD MU S TAN G G T Needs motor work or use for parts $1600 941-549-5985 2003 FORD TAURUS 4DR SE 62K MI $5,995 941-916-9222 DLR 2004 FORD EXPEDITION 144K Mi., Exc. Running Cond! $4,700. obo 941-639-2063 2007 FORD FUSION V6 73K MI $8,995 941-916-9222 DLR 20 1 2 F O RD F OC U S 4DR SE 69K MI $11,854 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 3 F O RD F OC U S 25K MI $13,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2014 FORD MUSTANG 2DR CPE V6 18K MI $19,911 855-242-9258 DLR FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! To place a FREE merchandise ad go to: sun-classifieds.com and place your ad. Click on Click Here to Place Your Ad Now and follow the prompts. FREE ads are for merchandise UNDER $500. and the ad must be placed online by you. One item per ad, the ad must be 3 lines or less, price must appear in the ad. Your ad will appear online & in print for 7 days! Some restrictions do apply. 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 daysa week. JEEP7080 2008 JEEP WRANGLER 4X4 127K MI $20,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2009 JEEP LIBERTY 60K MI $11,911 855-280-4707 DLR 2011 JEEP WRANGLER 35K MI $24,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2015 JEEP WRANGLER 1,089 MI $33,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 2 JEEP G RANDC HEROKEELARE 4WD 37K MI $26,988 855-242-9258 DLR

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CASH paidon the spot for quick sale. 941-347-7171 TRAILER & ACCESSORIES7341 TRAILER HITCH x 2 2b a ll 5 3/4 drop $20 941-9799931 CYCLES/MOPEDS/ SCOOTERS7360 2000 H/D FXDS CONV 23K Mi. All orig, very good condition. Always garaged $5990 203-695-2880 2008 FLYSCOOTER (red) 150 CC. 1260 Miles Includes Car Hauler Excellent Condition $800 941-214-5141 2008 HARLEY DAVIDSON FAT BOY Custom intake, Vance & Hines exhaust. Garage kept, Ex cond. 12k miles. Priced for Quick Sale $11,000 941-615-7568 2009Suzuki GZ 250. Low miles Helmet included $1,800 941-916-0470 HARBOR SCOOTERS for all your scooter needs... 3315 Tamiami Trl. PG We Repair Scooters too! 941-347-8705 Sym Scooters Are here! HD 2003 100th Ann. Rd King Classic. 40K MI. Exc. Cond. $8,790/obo 941-426-9777 ATV7365 200 4 Artic C at A.T.V. 2 5 0 4X4 Low hours, excellent cond. 941468-3046 $ 2200 OBO. CAMPERS/ TRAVELTRAILERS7370 20 2011 SKYLINE TT Sleeps 4. Air/Heat. Many Extras. 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Cond. $80 941-5052672 NAVY AN C H O R 15 lb. w/ 6 f t. galvanized chain. $25.00. 941 266 2036. OIL 2 CYCLE 3 G a ll ons E v i nrude/Johnson $15.00 ea/ or both $45 941-575-8736 TRAILER & ACCESSORIES7341 2014 TRIPLE CROWN TRAILER 6x16 $1900 941-916-9222 Dlr. 2014 TRIPLE CROWN TRAILER 7x16 Car Hauler 941-916-9222 Dlr. 6X10 TRAILER $2,095 941-916-9222 Dlr. FindyourBest Friendinthe Classifieds! 6 X1 2 S IN G LE Axel. Barn Door in rear, single door on side. Hullmark. $1,750 941-268-1471 6X8 MOTORCYCLE tra il er, good cond. $200 502-5588460 Punta Gorda TRAILER 2008 GVR 5X8, 2200LBS, $1500 CALL 941-204-3811 R O Y S TRAILER CO UNTRY NewPre-Owned CargoUtility Trailers Parts Repairs-Tires Welding. We BUY Trailers! Trades Welcome. Open Sundays 10am-3pm Ask For Shawn. 941-575-2214 4760 Taylor Rd P.G. TIRE S , TRAILER S even tires. 10 12 and 13 Nothing over $45 941-625-0340 TRAILER HIT C H 2 x 2 2 Ball 5 3/4 drop $20 941-9799931 TRUCKS/ PICK-UPS7300 20 1 3 G M C S IERRA 15 00 EXT CAB 17K MI $31,989 855-242-9258 DLR SPORTUTILITY/ VEHICLES7305 2004 FORD EXPLORER XLT, Runs Good! $3,000. 908-4820332 (Port Charlotte) 20 1 2 D O D G E J O URNEY DAIMLER 15K MI $16,897 855-481-2060 DLR BOATS-POWERED7330 14 MCKEE CRAFT CAT CA Y 50hp Yamaha, with bimini top $2,750 941-637-4668 1 6 2003 RAN G ER G H OS T FLATS BOAT 90 HP Yamaha. 24VTM Pole Platform. Alum. Ranger Trailer. CC. Stored. SIndoors. $11,900 901-277-2200 16 STING RAY 55HP M erc, alumn Trailer, Fish or Ski, Just Servd, $3,000 OBO See at Ainger Creek Marina 941-4742487 or 941-473-2412 17 TAHOEQ3, Run About. 2002 Mercruiser 3.0L I/O, Incl. Trailer w/ Surge Brakes, New Bimini Top. Excellent Condition! $7,500. 937-382-0009 18 1992 PROCRAFT Combo fishing/ski boat, 150 Mariner engine w/100 hrs, trailer, 2 new seats. $3,900 941-204-6289 20 1996 FUN DECK HURRICANE 100HP Merc Oil inj. Live Well, 2007 Continental Alum Tandem Trailer, Very good Cond. $4,800 570-985-7579 Engl. 20 ROBALO CC , 150h p E v i nrude, Rebuilt power head and lower unit. Many extras, boat & trailer $7,800 941-698-0722 22 HURRICANE DECK BOAT 115HP Yamaha 4 stroke outboard, Garmin Navagation system, Tandem 3 wheel trailer. $7,000 941-460-1580 SAILBOATS 7331 17 VICTORIA SAIL BOAT inclds trailer & motor. $4,500 303-517-4266 Punta Gorda H O BIE C AT1 6 Hobie C at Trailer available $500 207696-3843 AUTO PARTS/ ACCESSORIES7270 700R TRANS . GM $490 786-306-6335 A/C COMPRESSOR GM $95 786-306-6335 BUFFER $20 941 979 9931 C AR CO VER $20 9 41-5758881 CAR MATS factory mats $80 b/o 941-429-8507 DOORS & REAR BUMPER mercedes $275 941-6296429 G M C ARB. quadrajet $8 5 786-306-6335 HIT C H $ 75 9 419 1 6 9023 H O LLEY 6 5 0 C ARB $8 5 941-629-6429 MOULDING , ELCAMINO $150 786-306-6335 RADI O C AR Radio with C /d player $90 941-698-9798 REAR END 1 96 7-1 969$ 4 2 5 941-629-6429 S EAT S 1 96 769 camaro SEATS $400 941-629-6429 TIRE S ( 4 ) $ 15 0 9 41-74 0 4300 TIRES N ew ta k e o ff s start i n g @ $39.95 Installed & Balanced Call for Inventor y 941-639-5681 VANS7290 1999 FORD E-150 work van, Fact. shelving for supplies, good tires very dependable $3995. 513-602-5455 2007 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY LMTD Van. 78k mi $10,795 941-916-9222DLR 2012 DODGE G ran d C aravan W HEELCHAIR van, 10 lowered floor & ramp. 941-870-4325 TRUCKS/ PICK-UPS7300 1996 DODGE 1500 Sport w/ bed cover. 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REGION CAR ENTRY FEE$5.00 PLUS AT LEAST ONE PACKAGE OF ATHLETIC SOCKS OPEN TO ALL YEARS OF CARS OR TRUCKS! 15 JUDGES CHOICE TROPHIES PLUS PEOPLE`S AWARD TRAVELING TROPHY CONTACTS: LARRY TAYLOR KIWANIS CHAIRMAN 941-391-0988MIKE RUIZ KIWANIS ASST.941-249-0229DON/LEE ROYSTON V.M.C.C.A. CO-ORDINATOR941-626-4452 BUDGETBUYS7252 #1 TOP CASH PAID UP TO $5,000 CARS, TRUCKS,ANYCOND. 941-650-5785 AUTOS WANTED7260 BEST $$ FOR JUNKERS Available 24/7 941-286-3122, 623-5550 ALL VEHICLES Wanted Dead or Alive, Top $$ Paid Starting at $250$5000 Free pick up 941-623-2428 WE BUY CARS RUNNING OR NOT! $400 CASH + UP Frank 941-276-0204 We Buy & pick up junk CARS 941-661-1928 ALL AUTOS WANTED w i t h or without title, any condition, year, make or model. We pay up to $20,000 and offer free towing. Call Cindy at 941-565-1571 AUTO PARTS/ ACCESSORIES7270 454 C YLHEAD S $3 5 0 9 41629-6429