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Charlotte SunCLASSIFIED: Comics 11-14 | Dear Abby 14 | TV Listings 15 THE SUN: Police Beat 4 | Obituaries 5 | Legals 8 | Crosswords 9 | Viewpoint 10 | Opinion 11 VOL. 123 NO. 85An Edition of the SunAMERICA’S BEST COMMUNITY DAILYTHURSDAY MARCH 26, $1.00 Morning fog then partly cloudy85 69 High Low Look inside for valuable couponsThis year’s savings to date ...S UN COUPON VALUE METER CHARLIE SAYS ...What’s the trick to getting the ketchup out of that bottle?!INDEX | 705252000258 Daily Edition $1.00 $62,287 BERGDAHL CHARGED HJ HEINZ BUYS KRAFT The Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban will face a court-martial on charges of desertion. The deal will create one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies.THE WIRE PAGE 4 SPORTS: Lotto 2 THE WIRE: Nation 2 | World 2 | Business 4-5 | State 6 | Weather 6 Motorcycle jacket, $100In Today’s Classifieds! THE WIRE PAGE 1AND WEEKLY HERALDCALL US AT 941-206-1000Last week’s column featured two readers’ suggestion that we no longer publish editorial cartoons. Many of you responded that although you frequently disagreed with the cartoons, they should remain rmly in your paper. “Please don’t discontinue the (editorial) cartoons. I love political car toons! Although I’m ultra-liberal, I think it is so important to poke a stick at the inated, outof-touch and plain stupid politicos. I don’t agree with much of what I read but reading and seeing the other side helps me to try on their shoes and think. I even enjoy the bombastic tirades some of your readers send. Archie Bunker is alive and well!” JS “After reading your column in today’s paper, may I add my two cents worth of opinion concerning your ‘beyond stupid’ publishing of political comics? I enjoy them — even when they disagree with my political views — and I would ask that you not change them. Sometimes they make me laugh, sometimes they make me feel indignant, and sometimes they bring tears to my eyes — but I always look for them to see what some creative mind has imagined to parody the happenings of the day.” RB “When I nd myself talking to the newspaper, it is time to write a letter. “What you seem to propose, that is to end editorial cartoons because they upset people, is essentially to support what happened in Paris when extremists killed journalists because the killers did not agree that opposing (their) ideas should ever be printed. Is that what you are suggesting? I hope not, but it seems to be what your critics in today’s Inbox are suggesting. “The contentious attitudes in our country require, in my opinion, printing more diverse opinions and cartoons, emphasizing that they are all ‘American.’ We are not a homogeneous nation, and yet we are all Americans. This is the point which a newspaper could and should promote, relentlessly. Regardless of the political or cultural opinion, it is still coming from a fellow citizen. “Those who have different opinions are not your enemies. This crazy demonizing must stop. As you may note, I have not said which set of opinions I ‘agree’ with. In fact, I agree with the idea of a free press, so that everyone can see that diversity of thought, opinion, religion, race, gender, orientation, age, etc. is American. Do you agree? I hope so.” DC “I am a snowbird and the northern city I come from has a lousy newspaper. One of the things I look forward to when we head south is reading a decent paper. I like just about everything about your newspaper. You provide a lot of information about the community and great editorials, allowing both sides of the political spectrum to express opinions. “I think you do a great job. Yes, sometimes the political cartoons go too far, but that’s what they are supposed to do. I hope you don’t let a few naysayers change the way you do things.” DC “I have a thought I want to share with you. Why not solicit readers for their ideas on political cartoons? Ron Bates could translate the ideas into cartoons. “I can’t draw, but I often visualize cartoons I would like to see. My guess is that there are many readers who do the same.” BS We are going to work on getting more local cartoons, BS, and always appreciate any reader suggestions for cartoon ideas. David Dunn-Rankin is president and publisher of the Sun. Email him at don’t Sarasota County is one of the healthiest places to live in Florida, but overall quality of life takes a back seat to DeSoto County. Charlotte County is showing improvement but trails its neighbors in most categories, according to a new county health rankings report. Information compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps shows Sarasota County moved up two notches from 2014 to sixth in the state this year for best overall health outcomes, the end result of a patient’s health care. For length of life, Sarasota had a one-point bump to 14th and climbed from fourth to third in health factors like smoking, obesity, access to exercise, sexually transmitted diseases, etc. “We are pleased with the modest gains that our county has made in the rankings, and we continuously strive to identify new opportunities to expand the scope of collaborations to foster healthy environments and healthy lifestyles,” said DOH-Sarasota Health Ofcer/Administrator Chuck Henry, who also serves as the director for Sarasota County Health and Human Services, in a statement Wednesday. Another factor, Sarasota County Health Department spokeswoman Dianne Shipley said, is cooperation between various county departments. Essential to that effort, Shipley said, A healthy showingBy CLINTON BURTONSARASOTA COUNTY EDITOR HEALTHY | 6 A hometown advantage means a lot in any sport. Just ask any professional ballplayer at the Charlotte Sports Park this spring. They’ll tell you it means a lot. The same goes for professional boxing, and Danny Lozano knows it. For the rst time since his debut into the professional side of the sport, the WBO Latino super yweight champion will battle to defend his title on what is essentially his home soil on Friday night at the Turner-Agri Civic Center in Arcadia. He will square off against David Carmona (18-2), a young prospect from Mexico. Lozano was born 20 minutes from where the center of the ring will be. He will be ghting in front of family, friends, fans and television. “It took a long time to get back to this area,” said Lozano, 25. “A lot of things happen in professional boxing. You can’t always pick where you want to ght. It’s going to be something I’m going to remember.” Just 14 ghts into his chosen career, Lozano sports a record of 13-1. But what stands out most about Lozano is his knockout power. Of those 13 wins, 10 failed to go the distance — the young prospect known as “Alacran” would much rather go home early than have to punch in extra time when he’s at work. As for his one loss? Well, he’s worked on a few things since then. “This is a tough business. You have to be patient. You learn from every ght.” Lozano said. “I’ve had to go to Georgia to ght. I’ve fought in Mexico. But there’s nothing like ghting in front of your own people. I’d always like to ght at home, but you don’t always get that choice.” The last time “Alacran” fought in the area was in 2008 at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds. It was his pro debut. “It’s nice to come full circle,” said Lozano, who collected 100 victories and a Golden Gloves championship as an amateur. Lozano will be joined by gym stablemates Toribio A full circleBy LEE ANDERSONSTAFF WRITERBOXING | 6CHARLOTTE COUNTY — School Board members are considering restoring freshman sports after pleas from parents. Charlotte County Public Schools lost its freshman sports teams in the 2008-2009 school year, said spokesman Mike Riley. April Prestipino, assistant super intendent of student services, asked School Board members at a recent workshop to consider restoring freshman sports at Charlotte, Port Charlotte and Lemon Bay high schools. She presented a cost structure for the upcoming school year regarding restoring freshman football, boys basketball, girls basketball, and girls volleyball. The analysis found it would cost around $30,000 to supplement the salaries of 13 coaches for the restoration of these freshman sports. The overall cost to the schools for equipment, transportation, referees and other miscellaneous costs is estimated to be about $80,000. “I brought it forward so early because we actually have to move forward with the football schedule now,” Prestipino said. School Board members decided not to move forward because of uncer tainty about next year’s budget at a workshop on March 17, but some are reconsidering after parents pleaded they do so at the School Board meeting later that evening. “If we could get it done in some way where there’s no nancial impact on the district, that would change the primary factor that was working against it,” School Board Chairman Lee Swift said.Parents push for freshman sportsBy SOMMER BROKAWSTAFF WRITERSPORTS | 6 DavidDUNNRANKINPRESIDENT AND PUBLISHERPUBLISHER’S INBOXLozano has hometown advantage in boxing ring PHOTOS PROVIDEDDanny Lozano will defend his WBO Latino super yweight champi onship on what is essentially his home soil on Friday night at the Turner-Agri Civic Center in Arcadia. Danny Lozano’s title ght will be broadcast nationally on Telemundo. FOR MORE INFOWhat: Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford WBO Latino super flyweight champion ship (eight fights total, including heavyweights) When: Friday. Doors open at 7:30p.m. First bell at 8:30p.m. Where: Turner-Agri Civic Center, 2250 N.E. Roan St., Arcadia TV: TELEMUNDO Cost: Tickets start at $15 Contact: or call 863-993-4807Sarasota, DeSoto among top health departments


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Construction Services 18400 Murdock Circle, PC, 2 pm. EVENTS TODAYEasy Does It Club, offers AA & Alanon meetings daily from 7:30 am to 9 pm at 23312 Harper Ave,. PC. Call 941-629-0110 Deep Creek Elks 2763, Lunch With Linda 11-2:30 Calusa Expedition, 10 am hike to limited access archeological sites. Pre-registration $25. Call 941-575-5435. 10941 Burnt Store Rd. RR retirees, meet at 11 am to 1 pm, Hibachi Grl, retirement issues discussed, info 941-979-6468 Punta Gorda Elks, 11 am2 pm Lunch; 3 pm Tiki open; 58 pm Dinner; 6:30-8:30 pm Bingo @ 25538 Shore PG 637-2606, members & guests P.G. Rotary Club, Meets weekly at the Isles Yacht Club, 1780 W. Marion Avenue Punta Gorda, noon-1 pm. FMI Paul Versnik 941-979-0522. Dine with the Doctor, 5-6 pm, Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Free. To register, call 941-637-2497. Alvaro Bada, M.D. Book Signing, Cuban poet Silvia Curbelo reads her poetry. FSW Charlotte Campus Auditorium, 5-6 pm, free, 637-3514. Walk N Dine Singles, Singles age 50+ meet at Gazebo @100 Nesbit St., PG or at Restaurant. Call for info 941-244-8073 www. Sons Of Italy — Pasta, Meatballs, Salad, Brd/Btr, Desrt, Bev/ Cofe 6 pm $7.50 Mbrs. $8.50 Gsts, Karaoke after dinner, 3725 Easy St. Resv Req. 941-764-9003, BYOB Free Movie: Black Indians: An American Story, 7 pm 4300 Kings Hwy, Schoolhouse Sq 402, Port Charlotte Square Dancing & Rds, Promenaders Thursday Rds 7, sqs 7:30-9:30 pm info 429-1311 Bch Rec Center 4500 Harbor Blvd., 33952 $6 FRIDAY RWWC Fundraiser, Eat at Bob Evans, P.C.-help RWWC scholarships. Fliers @ r.w.comm.ctr. or just say you want to participate. Easy Does It Club, offers AA & Alanon meetings daily from 7:30 am to 9 pm at 23312 Harper Ave., PC. Call 941-629-0110 Deep Creek Elks 2763, Ticket Event Only With Dinner, GoldTones 7-10, Reservations 941-249-8067 Michael Hirst, Singer/ Guitarist Michael Hirst performs near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee Caf 11-2 p.m. 941-639-8721 Punta Gorda Elks, 11 am2 pm Lunch; 5-8:30 pm Dinner; 3 pm Tiki open; 6:30-9:30 pm Music by Verceal @ 25538 Shore PG 637-2606, members & guests Punta Gorda Elkettes, Thrift Shop open to the public 11:30 am to 2:30 pm @ 25538 Shore, PG, 637-2606, ext. 451 Ukrainian Dinners, 4:306 pm, Homemade pierogies, call about takeout. St. Mary’s Church at Price & Biscayne, North Port $10 423-2427 Denny Pezzin, performs live music at Fishermen’s Village Center Stage 5-9 p.m. 941-639-8721 American Legion 103, ALR-Prime Rib, Fish/Shrimp dinner 5:30-7 pm, music Mike & Cheryl until 9 pm, 2101 Taylor Road, 639-6337 SATURDAY Easy Does It Club, offers AA & Alanon meetings, 7:30 am-9 pm, 23312 Harper Ave.. PC. 941-629-0110 Pancakes and More!, 7:30-11:30 am, egg & sausage/biscuits & gravy/or quiche & fruit; $5/$3 kids. EUM Church, 700 E. Dearborn, 474-5588 PG Farmers Market, 8 am1 pm, Taylor Street and Olympia. Produce, cheese, seafood, honey. EBT. 391-4856, EVENTS TODAYFree Tax Help, 9 am-1 pm, AARP Tax-Aide, San Pedro Catholic Church Activity Center, 14380 Tamiami Trail, NP. Conversation Grp, 10 am, North Port Library, 941-861-1307, bring a news article if you like or just come join in the discussion. Current Event Conv, 10-11:30 am, NP Senior Center, 4940 Pan American Blvd. 426-2204, Bring a topic or joke to share, join the conversation. North Port Moose, 11-2 Lunch. 12 Euchre. 5-8 Liver/Onions + Regular Menu. 7 pm Meat Bingo. Members/Qual. Guests Only. 14156 Tamiami Trl. 426-2126. Mexican Dominos, noon3 pm, NP Senior Center, 4940 Pan American Blvd. 426-2204. These dominoes have numbers not dots. Join the fun. General Meeting, 1-2 pm NP Senior Center. 4940 Pan American Blvd. 426-2204. Come and hear what is happening at your senior center. Amvets 2000 LAUX, Taco Bowl Dinner 4-7 pm. QOH @ 7 pm Karaoke by Holly @ 7:15 pm, 401 Ortiz Blvd., NP. 941-429-1999. Bingo, 5-9 pm; kitchen open 5-7 pm limited menu and specials. FRIDAY Basic Exercise, $3/class 9-10 am, NP Senior Center, 4940 Pan American Blvd. 426-2204. North Port Moose, 11-2 Lunch. 4-8 Fish, Shrimp, Prime Rib+Reg. Menu. 7-11 karaoke Bad Moon. Members/qualified guests only. 14156 Tamiami. 426-2126. Pierogies Take-Out, Pierogies/Kielbasa, Friday.10 am 6 pm; Saturday10 am-1 pm., St. Andrew Ukr. Ctr., 4100 S. Biscayne Drive, NP. 941-786-5256 Free Tax Help, 10:30 am 2:30 pm, AARP Tax-Aide, North Port Senior Center, 4940 Pan American Blvd., NP. ACBL Duplicat Bridge, $5/ person, 12:30-3 pm, NP Senior Center, 4940 Pan American Blvd. Linda 423-3034. Regardless of skill all are welcome. Ukrainian Dinners, Friday 4:30-6 pm, homemade pierogies, call about takeout. St. Mary’s Church at Price & Biscayne, N Port $10 423-2427. Fish Fry& More!, Dinner $8 5-7 pm, Karaoke 7-11 pm Holy Name Bingo, 59:30 pm, San Pedro Activity Center, Up to $1,300 in cash prizes, Nonsmoking Refreshments. Open to all. 429-6602. SATURDAY Pancakes and More!, 7:30 -11:30 am, egg & sausage/ biscuits & gravy/or quiche & fruit; $5/$3 kids. EUM Church, 700 E. Dearborn, 474-5588 FC Egg Hunt, with 28,000 eggs @ Church prop. 10 am. Games, prizes & pizza free for kids up to 12 yrs. old. For info call 475-7447. EVENTS TODAYFrench Toast Brkfst, Sausage, OJ, Coffee, All U Can Eat French Toast/Crafts, Mobile Gardens Comm Ctr., 414 Camino Real, Englewood, $4.50. 474-9825 Badminton, 9 am-noon, Englewood Sports Complex, 941-861-1980. $2 to play! Crafty Ladies, Handcrafted items, 9-11:30 am (except holidays). Oaks Cove, Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC. 697-5533 Beginners Line Dance, 9:30-11:30 am, American Legion Post 113, 3436 Indiana Road, Rotonda West. Phone Eve at 941-697-8733 Ewd Country Liners, 9:3011:30 am, Christ Lutheran Church, 701 N. Indiana Ave. Impvr/intermed. line dances. Nancy 474-6027 Plant Clinic, 10 am-noon, Got a plant/tree problem? Bring in a sample for diagnosis @ Eng/Char Library 3450 S. McCall 475-6903 Lap Time, Bring baby/toddler for bounces, rhymes, music, stories; will transition to Story Time; 10:45 am 100 W. Dearborn. 861-5000 Story Time, 11 am, stories, rhymes, music and play for children of all ages. Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W Dearborn. 861-5000 Englewood Bridge Cl, Contract bridge is played from 12:15 -3:30 pm, The Hills Rest., RGCC, 100 Rotonda Circle, 698-7945, $3. Pickleball, 13 pm, Englewood Sports Complex, 941-861-1980. $2 to play! Post Game Night, Legion Game Night, Indoor Cornhole 7-10 pm, food served 5-8 pm, 3436 Indiana Road. 697-3616. FRIDAY RWWC Fundraiser, at Bob Evans, PC, for RWWC scholarships. Fliers @ r .w.comm.ctr. or say you want to participate. | CHARLOTTE EVENTS | NORTH PORT EVENTS | ENGLEWOOD EVENTS Flea market, Boutique, Book, Bake Sale. This event will be held from 8 am-1 pm on Saturday, March 28, at The Vizcaya Lakes Clubhouse. 4052 Hollis Ave., El Jobean. There will be clothes, books, a raffle and more. Food will be available for purchase. Free and open to the public. For info call 941-661-8987. Free Cruise-in, Thursday, March 26, 5 to 8 p.m. Free Cruise-in, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, 1105 Taylor Road, PG by the Veteran Motor Car Club of America. Open to vehicles 20 years old including modified. Check the “Cool Rides” “Rock with the Roots” music on the patio, BOGO meal to show participants. Lee 941-626-9359 Punta Gorda Boat Club Sunset Social, Thinking about joining the club? Watch a beautiful sunset at the PGBC and mingle with the members. Join us on March 27 from 5-7 p.m. 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 Free Interior Design Seminar, 5:30 pm, Wed., April 1. Isles Yacht Club 1780 W Marion Av, PG. SandStar Remodeling & Interiors’ 2 designers present “Interior Design or Interior Decoration?” Interactive program explains the differences: slide show, room vignettes, & samples. Take home ideas to use in YOUR home. RSVP by 3/26 at 637-8080. Learn about nonprofits at free event, Meals On Wheels and Visually Impaired Persons, free information and services, 11 am2 pm, Friday, March 27, Cultural Center of Charlotte County, Room K, 2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte. Information, blood pressure checks, gait/balance screenings, volunteer sign-ups. 625-4343 or 258-5997. Republican Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner, April 11, 6 pm, CCRP’s annual dinner at IYC, 1780 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, Peter Feaman, State Committeeman; Jeff Atwater, FL CFO. Open to the public. For tickets/ info contact Barry Jollett,; 941-8758680 or visit web-site Paid for by the CCFLGOP. Singles for Sail, Social Hour at 7 p.m., Thursday, Portofino’s Restaurant, 23247 Bayshore Road, Port Charlotte. For sailors or people who are interested in learning, call Diane 916-0086 or Lin 204-3491. Swingin’ On Mondays, presented by Charlotte County Big Band April 6, 7 pm. Theater of Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Featuring music of Woody Herman. Reserved seats $12. 941-625-4175 ext. 221. Featured EventsPAID ADVERTISEMENTS Bach To The Future, presented by The North Port Symphony under the direction of Robert Romanski. 3 pm, Sunday, March 29. North Port Performing Arts Center, 6400 W Price Blvd., NP. Box office hours: 10am-1pm. 941-426-8479 (Reserve tickets under Will Call in lobby). Price $12 Adults, $5 Students. Featured EventPAID ADVERTISEMENT Golf Tournament @ Boca Royale CC, L.A. Ainger Middle School will host its first annual Scramble Golf Tournament, Saturday, May 2, 8 am shotgun start. Cost: $75 per person, $300 per team. Includes green fees, cart and lunch. Contact B. Gibson 941-697-5800 or aingerpto@ 50/50 drawing & Raffle Prizes! Register by April 24. Fellowship Church Easter Eggstravaganza, 30,000 Egg Hunt It’s FUN & FREE for kids through the sixth grade. Face painting, balloon sculptors, clowns, games, prizes and pizza. Six bikes will be given away! Groups by age Saturday, March 28 @ 10 am, Church Campus, 140 Rotonda Blvd., W. 475-7447. Legion Post 113 Lucky Duck Pull, Saturday, March 28, noon to 5 pm, American Legion Post 113. Rotonda West. Music, car show, food/beverage, merchandise vendors, face painting, kids games. $2,500 grand prize. Lucky Duck Ticket $10 adults. Kids free. Bring chairs and shade. Tommy C & Judy Love, Eddie & The Edsels, Rondezvous, Kenny Rose. Featured EventsPAID ADVERTISEMENTSPUNTA GORDA — Max Weisglass was 6 years old when he experienced the horrors of the Holocaust. He’s 78 now. He hasn’t forgotten. He sat in a conference room Tuesday at Florida SouthWestern State College Charlotte Campus. His wife of 53 years, Anita, was with him. So were his memories, still dressed in clothes tattered by the hands of Nazis. He was preparing to make a presentation to help the college commemorate Holocaust Memorial Week. He has been telling of his experiences in the ghetto of Borszczow, Poland, now part of Ukraine, for 10 years. His wife, who is from Greece, is also a Holocaust survivor. She doesn’t talk about her experiences. “The memories are too painful for her,” he said. But Max does. He believes what he does is important because, “We’re dying out very quickly. By speaking to these youngsters, I hope something will stick.” Life was harsh in the ghetto. About 3,000 Jews were forced to live in an area of about four square blocks. They were permitted to go into the market to buy food once a day for about an hour. Gold and clothes were the only currency accepted — if the Jews possessed either. World War II was in full blast, and the Nazis would come knocking systematically, killing some of the Jews, and sending others to death or work camps. When word came down that they planned to close down the ghetto — in other words, cleanse it of Jews — his father begged a Christian woman to hide them. Max, his father and his mother escaped the ghetto “at night and very quietly.” They hid in a bunker beneath the Christian woman’s barn for 10 months with the town doctor and his daughter. Food and water were lowered in buckets. They dug latrines in a tunnel that connected the bunker to the house. The bunker was about 5 feet high, not enough for a man to stand upright. They all shared a large bed. They spent their time telling stories, hoping not to be discovered by the Nazis, and, well, just surviving. They did survive. So did his grandfather, uncle and aunt, who paid a Ukrainian man to hide them in their barn. “They were the only others in my family to survive,” Max said. After the Russians liberated Borszczow in July 1944, the Weisglasses made their way to Poland proper, then to West Germany. Later, they sailed to Canada. Max spent time in Israel, where he met his wife, and then moved on to Houston. He and Anita have been in Punta Gorda for 19 years. “I don’t have a number on my arm, but I really carry something in my soul,” Max said. He then went out and spent 40 minutes showing his scars to an auditorium crowded with community members and faculty and students from the college, the collegiate high school and Charlotte High School. “There are less and less survivors,” he told them. “Eventually, there will be none. I’m telling you about my experiences so you can pass it on and squelch the whispers that it didn’t happen. You can tell them it did happen. You met a survivor, and you believe him, and it will never happen to them.” As a post-presentation question-and-answer session was coming to a close, the Charlotte High students began ling out of the auditorium to return to school. He called out to them: “Remember. You met me. Remember.”Giving a voice to Holocaust victimsBy RUSTY PRAYSUN CORRESPONDENT SUN PHOTO BY RUSTY PRAYMax Weisglass stands with his wife Anita outside the auditorium at Florida SouthWestern State College Charlotte Campus in Punta Gorda. “I don’t have a number on my arm, but I really carry something in my soul,” said Weinglass, a Holocaust survivor who spoke to students Tuesday.


The Sun /Thursday, March 26, 2015 E/N/C Our Town Page 3 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS NORTH PORT — The inaugural North Port Jazz Festival this weekend will showcase both professional and local student talents, as well as several college-level bands. Sponsored by WENG Radio of Englewood (1530 AM/107.5 FM) and the North Port High School Band Boosters, the event is one that organizers hope will become an annual affair. NPHS bands director Owen Bradley said this is the rst time the school has held a jazz fest. “We are trying to get this off the ground this year to make it a big annual event, but, as you know, everything is difcult to get started the rst time out,” he said in an email. “We envision this being a big event in the future.” Guy Wheman of WENG, himself a former high school band director, was surprised similar festivals weren’t common here. “In Ohio, my son was in band, and he attended the Lakeland Jazz Fest with Lakeland Community College. ... When I got to Florida, there seemed to be a gap of that kind of outlet for the kids, and I thought we needed one of them down here. (Owen) Bradley and I connected last fall,” Wheman said. “It’s not a competition. Kids get up there and perform, and the professionals interact with them onstage.” Six student bands are taking part — two jazz bands from NPHS, two from Lemon Bay, the Woodland Middle School jazz band and the Lucky 7 Jazz Band, composed of six LBHS students and one from Charlotte High School who play jazz, swing, blues and funk. More school bands — from Manatee County, Sarasota and DeSoto County high schools, and even from Vero Beach, Fla. — originally were on the program, but Wheman said various spring break schedules interfered. The music will start at 7 p.m. Friday at the North Port Performing Arts Center, with a concert featuring The Herb Bruce Combo and the State College of Florida Big Band. “They’re just going to blow it out of the park,” Wheman said of the SCF band. “The sound will be fantastic and, for a keynote concert, that’s what you want — something to blow the socks off people.” The fest continues at 9 a.m. Saturday. Each band will have 10 minutes to set up, play for about 15 minutes, then interact with the professionals before the next band takes the stage. “I know what it did for my son playing drums, and I know what it did to my kids in ... jazz band,” Wheman said of the opportunity to speak with professional musicians. “They just walk up to them right on the stage and talk to them. It’s really fun.” Tanner Farnsworth, drummer for Lucky 7, said the band formed because all the members wanted to play more. Their rst gig was outside on a sidewalk at a Vineland Elementary School fun run, but they now play at least twice a week around Englewood, and have standing gigs at restaurants such as Flounders and Ricaltini’s. The members, who range in age from 14 to 18, joined because they just love the sound. Keyboardist Nate Bellmore digs funk music, and has 30-odd funk CDs in his car because “it’s fun, and it’s different,” he said. For guitarist Nick Madonna, it’s because jazz was invented in America, but is loved all over the world. “Over in Japan, there are huge festivals. They love jazz,” Nick said. The group is still rening their set, but know they’ll play their “funked up” version of Miles Davis’ “Freddie Freeloader.” “It’s a standard. We changed the rhythms and stuff, and kids dance to it,” Tanner said, adding while they play a lot of Big Band — Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman — “kids are listening to the older stuff, and they’re asking (about it).” “I think all of us want to be critiqued,” Tanner said about what they’re looking forward to most about being part of the festival. “Down in Englewood, it’s not a big music scene. Right now, we can say we’re the best in town, but the minute you leave (there’s lots of competition). And I think it’s going to be nice to watch (other bands).” Wheman said both Friday night and Saturday night’s concerts will be broadcast live over WENG. “It’s a throwback to live radio,” he said. “This is the way radio is supposed to be.” Plans are already underway for next year’s event, which will take place in February to avoid spring break conicts.Email: annek@sun-herald.comNorth Port Jazz Festival kicks off Friday nightBy ANNE KLOCKENKEMPERSTAFF WRITER PHOTO PROVIDEDLucky 7 is one of the groups that will play at this weekend’s North Port Jazz Festival. It’s composed of six students from Lemon Bay High School and one from Charlotte High School who love to play jazz. Pictured, from left, are Jordan Schneider, alto saxophone; Nick Madonna, bass guitar; Jimmy Horner, trombone; Will Rossi, trumpet; Reed Coey, electric guitar; Tanner Farnsworth, drums; and Nate Bellmore, keyboard.NORTH PORT JAZZ FESTIVAL 7 p.m. Friday: Key Note concert featuring The Herb Bruce Combo (with the Festival Clinicians) and the State College of Florida Big Band. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday: Local school jazz bands, including North Port and Lemon Bay high schools, Woodland Middle School and the Lucky 7 Jazz Band. 9 p.m. Saturday: featured concert by Jack Wilkins and the University of Central Florida Jazz Combo. Tickets are $10 per event/ day, and are available at the door at the North Port Performing Arts Center, 6400 W. Price Blvd. (on the North Port High campus). adno=50479086


Our Town Page 4 E/N/C The Sun /Thursday, March 26, 2015 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS VENICE — Two Venice residents were arrested on several charges, including burglary and battery, on Tuesday after reportedly breaking into a Venice home and attacking and threatening three victims. Frankie Damiano, 53, of the 3200 block of Meadow Run Drive, and Joshua Heistand, 22, of the 400 block of Pelican Road, were arrested around midnight Tuesday for an altercation that happened at the victims’ residence earlier in the night, a Sarasota County Sheriff’s Ofce report states. Shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday, the report states that Damiano and Heistand came to the Venice home with three other people and accused one of the victims, a 21-year-old woman, of stealing money from them earlier that evening. According to the report, the 50-year-old woman who answered the door — the mother of the victim who was accused of stealing the money — shut the door on Damiano, Heistand and the three others. The report states that’s when Damiano and Heistand went to the side of the house and entered through an unlocked side door to try and find the 21-year-old. The daughter said Damiano rushed into the kitchen of the residence through the garage and began punching her multiple times in the face. Authorities said the victim had slight bruising on the left side of her face. The mother said she ran into the kitchen area where she saw the fight happening and tried to intervene, according to the report. The mother said when she tried to help her daughter, Damiano reportedly began attacking the mother as well. The report states that a 75-year-old man entered the room to try and help the other two victims — his daughter and granddaughter — but he said that Damiano hit him in the groin. Authorities said all the victims told them that Heistand then took the man’s cane and said, “I’m going to kill you.” The mother said after she was able to call the police both Damiano and Heistand fled the residence. Damiano is charged with battery on a person 65 years old or older, burglary with assault or battery, and two counts of battery. She is being held at the Sarasota County Jail on $22,500 bond. Heistand is charged with grand theft, aggravated battery on a person 65 years old or older, and unarmed burglary of an occupied dwelling. He was additionally charged with possession of marijuana after being arrested and telling a detective while in custody that he “possibly had contraband on him.” Heistand is being held at the Sarasota County Jail on $43,000 bond. FHP: Stay alive on I-75In an effort to make highways safer for drivers, FHP troopers will be conducting various enforcement details from Friday through Sunday, focusing on violations including impaired or aggressive driving, speeding, no seat belts, the move over law and distracted driving. An FHP press release Wednesday states that the weekend campaign is an attempt to decrease trafc deaths and increase awareness on Interstate 75 throughout Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties, as well as in high fatal and high crash locations in Hardee, DeSoto, Highlands, Glades and Hendry. Troopers said they want to remind motorists that if they need roadside assistance, or witness an aggressive or impaired driver, they should call *FHP (*347). The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jenny Caridad Alonso, 20, 1100 block of Salox St., Port Charlotte. Charge: a Broward County warrant for violation of probation (original charge: petty theft). Bond: none. James Lloyd Caletges, 63, 200 block of W. William St., Punta Gorda. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $15,000. Sabino Carillo, 43, 4400 block of Ganyard St., Port Charlotte. Charge: disorderly intoxication. Bond: $1,000. Richard Dale Cato-Groves, 38, 11200 block of Pineapple Road, Punta Gorda. Charge: driving with a suspended license — second offense. Bond: $3,000. Richard Lee Chambers, 34, of Panama City, Fla. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation (original charges: DUI — second offense, driving with a suspended license and failure to appear). Bond: none. Shaun Robert Dewitt, 27, 2500 block of Terry Lane, Sarasota. Charges: two counts of violation of probation (original charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia). Bond: none. Kenneth Tyrone Glenn, 52, 4300 block of Ewing Circle, Port Charlotte. Charges: failure to appear and resisting an officer. Bond: none. Sherril Rae Koger, 41, 1400 block of Kensington St., Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Jamie Lynn Littlefield, 22, 9200 block of Acorn Blvd., Punta Gorda. Charge: grand theft. Bond: $6,000. Trista Lynne Nichols, 31, 300 block of Laverne St., Punta Gorda. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $3,500. Zane Allen Parent, 34, 25400 block of Estrada Circle, Punta Gorda. Charge: battery. Bond: $2,000. Carl Wayne Ritchie, 39, 29300 block of Turbak Drive, Port Charlotte. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $7,000. Jill Leslie Stalling, 53, 2400 block of Lake View Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: resisting an officer. Bond: $2,500. Thomas Steve Taylor Jr., 43, 500 block of Crandall St., Port Charlotte. Charges: grand theft and driving with a suspended or revoked license. Bond: $10,000. Robert Christopher True, 45, 600 block of Floral Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: grand theft. Bond: $5,000. Walter Denis Wilson, 50, 5000 block of Duncan Road, Punta Gorda. Charges: animal cruelty and animal abandonment. Bond: $10,000. Derrick Andrew Aaron, 20, 2400 block of Jamaica St., Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. David Allen Noga, 26, of Three Oaks, Mich. Charge: DUI. Bond: $4,000. The Punta Gorda Police Department reported the following arrests: Angelica Skie Crowell, 18, 23100 block of Westchester Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charges: possession of alcohol by a person under 21 years old, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $6,000. Deven Richard Donah, 19, 23100 block of Westchester Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charges: possession of alcohol by a person under 21 years old, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $6,000. Paul Christopher Kanaszka, 56, 1800 block of Narranja St., Punta Gorda. Charge: DUI. Bond: $1,500. Jeppe Bennetsen V, 18, 2600 block of Peake St., North Port. Charge: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: $4,000. The North Port Police Department reported the following arrest: Lorelle Burkhart, 61, 3800 block of Ribera Ave., North Port. Charges: DUI with damage to property and two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $3,500. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Justine Blake, 21, 3500 block of Papaya Road, Venice. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: petty theft). Bond: none. Jason Gardner, 42, 500 block of S. Jessica St., Nokomis. Charges: DUI-fourth or subsequent offense, driving with a permanently revoked license and refusal to submit to a DUI test. Bond: $3,500. Crystal Hewitt, 30, 4800 block of Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Charge: contempt of court (original charge: failure to appear for possession of marijuana and trespass after warning). Bond: $5,000. Kelsey Lewis, 23, 13000 block of Ainsworth Lane, Port Charlotte. Charge: operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond: $120. Jeffrey Mathis, 51, 23000 block of Gulf Coast Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: DUI with damage to property-with priors). Bond: $20,000. Andrea Meyersfont, 24, 800 block of Bird Bay Way, Venice. Charge: failure to have motor vehicle liability insurance. Bond: $250. Gwendolyn Mikes, 45, 1100 block of Martha Plaza, Englewood. Charge: Charlotte County warrant for violation of probation for petty theft. Bond: none. Joseph Nickell, 19, 2100 block of Park Road, Venice. Charge: driving with a suspended license. Bond: $120. Laura Quinones, 33, 8100 block of Hyde Park Ave., North Port. Charge: Charlotte County warrant for fraud and insufficient funds. Bond: none. — Compiled by Adam Kreger and Allison ShirkCops: Two arrested in house fight | 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. | COMMUNITY | NEWS BRIEFSWildlife center to celebrateSaturday, the Peace River Wildlife Center will throw a birthday party. The center is in its 33rd year of operation, and two of its glove-trained residents are celebrating birthdays. Luna, the leucistic screech owl, is 2 years old; and Bella, the great horned owl, is 1 year old. The PRWC will serve cake during its regular hours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3400 Ponce de Leon Parkway (at the end of West Marion Avenue), Punta Gorda. If you would like to bring a gift, the center is in need of eggs, walnuts, paper towels, and gallon freezer bags with sliders.Homeless coalition fundraiser setTeam Charlotte Ruby will be Horsin’ Around to raise money for the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition during its spring fundraiser, set for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Charlotte Players Langdon Playhouse, 1182 Market Circle, Port Charlotte. Sponsors are Charlotte State Bank & Trust and Ruby Tuesday at the Port Charlotte Town Center. This event includes dinner with special improv, comedy and musical enter tainment. Special guests include: Mike Riley, Jill Ferguson, Leah Valenti, Maria LaBrosse, Deb McMullen, Candice Cole and Chris Constance. Join in for $45 per person. For reservations and more information, call 941-624-4040, or email rick@; on Facebook, look for CCHC Derby Team Charlotte Ruby. adno=50480371 adno=50479105


The Sun /Thursday, March 26, 2015 E/N/C Our Town Page 5 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS CHARLOTTE Joyceline FaithJoyceline “Joy” Faith, 85, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015, after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 27, 1929, in Schenectady, N.Y., to Eugene R. and Annabel (nee Aldershof) Hall. Joy graduated from Mont Pleasant High School in Schenectady. She married John J. Faith Jr. of Arnold, Pa., on Oct. 12, 1954, and they eventually settled in Levittown, Pa. Joy was a loving mother to three children. She retired in 1990 as an operations manager at First Union Bank, and moved to Port Charlotte in 1991. Joy spent 37 summers at Tamerlane Campground in Ocean View, N.J. Joy is survived by her children, Amy Laraine (Jerry) Faith-Shell (mar ried in 1991) of Braden River, Fla., and John J. (Susan Twardus) Faith III (married in 2010) of Philadelphia, Pa. She was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Melody Ann Hotaling, in 2012. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc. of Sarasota, Fla. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.ltaylor and sign the online guest book.Raymond B. HunterRaymond B. Hunter, 88, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and formerly of Monroeville, Pa., went to be with his Lord, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. He was born April 10, 1926, in Swissvale, Pa., to John Raymond and Pearl Hunter. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served in World War II and the Korean War. For 32 years, he was a mail carrier for the U.S. Post Ofce in Pittsburgh, Pa. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 57 years, Faith Jane Stevens Hunter; daughters, Sarah (Donald) Heavener of Tallahassee, Fla., and Laura (Doug) Bunnell of Port Charlotte; grandchildren, Brian (Marjorie) Heavener and Rebekah (Kyle) Morris of Tallahassee, and Emily (Jacob) Dixon, Hayley Bunnell and Stephen Bunnell of Port Charlotte; two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Grace Heavener of Tallahassee; a brother, Frank (Sheron) Hunter of Pittsburgh; and numerous nieces and nephews. Raymond was preceded in death by his son, Robert Raymond; brother, Albert Hunter; and sister, Hazel Delaney. A Memorial Service to celebrate Ray’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at First Alliance Church, 20444 Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. He will be laid to rest at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Fla. Please visit Ray’s tribute wall at to share memories and to send condolences to the Hunter family. Memorial donations may be made in loving memory of Ray to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Arrangements are by Paul Schelm Funeral Home, Lake Suzy, Fla. Arlene SmithArlene (nee Shaddinger) Smith, aka “The Scrubbie Lady,” 74, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015. She was born May 15, 1940, in Plumsteadville, Pa. Arlene moved to Port Charlotte in 1992 from Doylestown, Pa., with her husband Bob. She was a retired piece worker in the electronic manufacturing business. Arlene was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter Morning Light 312 in Pennsylvania, and honorary member of Chapter 30 in Arcadia, Fla. Arlene will be greatly and fondly remembered by many special friends. Survivors include her brother, John; brothersin-law, Harry and Richard; four nieces; and ve nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Bob; mother, Anna Marie (nee Calley); and father, Edwin D. Shaddinger. A private service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.Sandra Sessoms SnowSandra Sessoms Snow, 67, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services Punta Gorda Chapel.Patricia Jean YagerPatricia Jean Yager, 61, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. She was born Sept. 14, 1953, in Highland Park, Mich., to James and Imogene (nee Camp) McCaw. Mrs. Yager moved to Florida 20 years ago from Clawson, Mich. She worked with Special Needs Children in Sarasota County, Fla., for many years, and volunteered for her beloved church, Gulf Cove United Methodist Church. Patricia enjoyed gardening, making concrete memorials and designing jewelry. She had a special love for animals, and, most of all, taking care of her family. Survivors include her husband of nine years, Thomas; children, Taren Wilson and David (Stephanie) Ashwell, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; stepchildren, Eric (Barbara) Yager of Fayetteville, Ark., and Regina Yager of Plainsboro, N.J.; siblings, Daniel T. (Toni) McCaw of Waterford, Mich., Sheila (Daryl) McCawCase of Metamora, Mich., and James Isaac (Sue) McCaw of Clawson; granddaughter, Autumn Grace Ashwell; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her twin brother, Patrick, in 2008. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until services at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Gulf Cove United Methodist Church. You may share a memory with the family at www.englewoodfh. com. Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory, Englewood, Fla.ENGLEWOOD Vern R. SmithVern R. Smith, 88, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Monday, March 23, 2015. He was a World War II Navy veteran. Vern is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marilyn; son, Terry (Meredith) of Bradenton, Fla.; daughter, Nancy (John) of Eden Prairie, Minn.; and grandchildren, Teran Smith of Minneapolis, Minn., and Drew Smith of St. Paul, Minn. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Englewood United Methodist Church Chapel. Memorials are preferred to the Foundations Preschool Scholarship Program c/o Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood, FL 34223.NORTH PORT Barbara Jean PattenBarbara Jean Patten, 71, of North Port, Fla., passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015. Arrangements are by Farley Funeral Home in North Port. DESOTOThere were no deaths reported in DeSoto Wednesday. | OBITUARIES Darrell Darwin PolkDarrell Darwin Polk, 84, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015. He was born July 8, 1930, in Boca Grande, Fla., to William S. Polk and Matilda Kersey Polk. Darrell attended and graduated from Boca Grande High School. He was an enterprising man his whole life; he began work at an early age, working in a soda shop and setting pins at the local bowling alley. As Darrell grew older, he wore many hats as he worked as an electrician, and a skilled cabinetmaker with Grifn Builders. Darrell, along with his wife Margaret, to whom he was mar ried for 63 years, opened Barnichol Hardware, which they operated for 38 years. At the same time, Darrell was Fire Chief of the Boca Grande Volunteer Fire Department for 33 years. He also found time to be an EMT/ambulance driver and a projectionist at the local theatre, drove the mosquito control truck, and delivered and serviced LP gas. He was general manager of the Gasparilla Island Water Association for 20 years, and was a director on the Florida Rural Water Board for 21 years. He also was a great inuence in the founding of many civic improvements throughout the years — such as the beginnings of the Boca Grande Health Clinic and the member-owned Gasparilla Island Water Association. Darrell was a man of faith. He was a dedicated, lifelong member of 70 years of First Baptist Church of Boca Grande, and served as a Deacon and song leader for many years. Darrell is survived by his children, Debbie (Cary) Smith of Cary, N.C., Suzanne (Mic) Gaver of North Port, Fla., Josalyn Snyder of Shalimar, Fla., Darrell Jr. of Boca Grande, and Shari (Gary) Christenson of Rotonda, Fla.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, who passed away in 2014. There will be a viewing from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Lemon Bay Funeral Home in Englewood, Fla. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015, at First Baptist Church of Boca Grande. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Boca Grande. Burial will be private at Sarasota Memorial Park in Sarasota, Fla. “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them” (Revelation 14:13). Memorials in the Sun Honor your passed loved ones anytime with a personalized memorial tribute. Call (941) 206-1028 for rates. For more Words of Comfort, go to Gov. Rick Scott reappointed Michael Moran this week to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board. Moran represents Sarasota and Charlotte counties. Moran, 46, of Sarasota, is the owner of Blue Water Insurance Group. He received his bachelor’s degree in nance from Michigan State University. He is reappointed for a term beginning Monday and ending March 1, 2019. Moran was rst appointed to the water board on Dec. 5, 2013. Governing Board members are unpaid, citizen volunteers who are appointed by the governor and conrmed by the Florida Senate. The Governing Board sets policy for the district, whose mission is to manage the water and related resources in a 16-county area — including Sarasota and Charlotte counties — to meet the needs of current and future water users while protecting the environment.Governor reappoints Moran to water boardPROVIDED BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT State Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, will con tinue to represent Florida on the Southern Regional Education Board. Detert, of Venice, represents Florida’s 28th District and is vice chairwoman of the Senate Education Pre-K-12 Committee. The Southern Regional Education Board includes the governor and four gubernatorial appointees from each member state, including at least one state legislator and one educator, according to the SREB website. “It’s basically an education think tank made up of 16 southern region states,” Detert said Wednesday. Members work together to look for best practices in education, from working with the community to testing. “We bring back a lot of good ideas,” she said. “We see how Florida compares to other states, and how we can improve. It’s really a great committee, and I’m proud to be reappointed.” Detert’s term started Wednesday, and ends June 30, 2018.Email: cburton@sun-herald.comDetert reappointed to regional education boardBy CLINTON BURTONSARASOTA COUNTY EDITOR DETERTPORT CHARLOTTE — Some jobs should be left to the experts. A 61-year-old woman was rushed to Fawcett Memorial Hospital after inhaling chemicals Tuesday afternoon because a man tried to fumigate the house they were in. “This was not a professional extermination company,” according to Charlotte County Fire/ EMS spokeswoman Dee Hawkins-Garland. She said the do-it-yourselfer apparently bought some sort of bug-killing chemical and tried to disperse it throughout the house using an air compressor. There were three people and no pets inside at the time of the attempted fumigation. Only the older woman inhaled enough chemicals to be affected, but HawkinsGarland said the patient suffered from “respiratory difculty” and was in “serious” condition. The county’s hazmat team responded to the home on the 22100 block of Midway Boulevard around 2:15 p.m. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Ofce helped to shut down the street for a little while so the hazmat crew could ventilate the structure safely. “Charlotte County Fire and EMS reminds residents, when using any type of chemicals, to make sure the manufacturer’s instructions for the use of the product are followed closely,” Hawkins-Garland said. No further information was available late Wednesday afternoon.Email: akreger@sun-herald.comDo-it-yourself project goes wrongBy ADAM KREGERSTAFF WRITER | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSWalgreens Relay for Life carnivalThe Walgreens at Sumter Boulevard and U.S. 41 in North Port will hold its fourth annual fundraising carnival for Relay for Life from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be entertainment, food, games, rafe and silent auction items — including many local businesses that contribute in giving gift donations. The event is for all ages, and there will be a bounce house, dunk tank, ice cream truck and a child ID program sponsored by the Englewood Masonic Lodge. The Early Bird Kiwanis will be grilling, with Boar’s Head providing hot dogs. All are invited. Proceeds benet the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, which will be held locally on April 25 at North Port High School. For more information, call 941-423-6100.‘Current Events Conversation’A “Current Events Conversation Group” meets Thursdays in the North Port Library Juliano Room, 13800 S. Tamiami Trail, from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what’s going on in the world in a fun setting. The group always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those, too. Moderated by Pat Petersmark. For more information, call 941-861-1307. 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Our Town Page 6 E/N/C The Sun /Thursday, March 26, 2015 FROM PAGE ONE Phoebe Menzer said she is a product of CHS sports, which helped her develop her work ethic, as well as teamwork and leadership skills. She added CHS has people who would volunteer to coach, so the district would not have to pay anything. She is condent it can get done. Maureen Guarino said her older son was two weeks into freshman basketball practice when it was cut, and it was devastating to him. Now, her younger son is entering CHS, and he wants to play freshman football and basketball. She started an online petition, “Bring Back Freshmen Sports in Charlotte County Schools,” earlier this year, which so far has 380 signatures. Although there is a limited number of spots for freshmen to play junior varsity or varsity sports, Guarino estimates creating a freshman program would allow about 70 freshmen to play all the sports at CHS alone. Todd Rebol, a CHS graduate who attended Florida State University on a football scholarship, added it’s hard for freshmen to get playing time on varsity teams, which could discourage them from playing at all. Email: sbrokaw@sun-herald.comSPORTSFROM PAGE 1 Ramirez and Ruben Ozuna. Both are local, and like Lozano, both entered the pro ranks with a solid amateur pedigree. Ozuna, 20, is making his fourth appearance as a pro. He has over 50 amateur bouts, and has held his own as a sparring part ner against men old enough to be his father. He faces 28-yearold Gabriel Diaz from Puerto Rico. Ramirez, who boxed for the All-Army team while serving his country, compiled over 70 amateur ghts. He faces Alcides Santiago, also from Puerto Rico. “This is pretty exciting, all of us together like this. And it’s on TV,” said the 27-yearold Ramirez, who credits his toughness to the Army. “When I was with the 82nd Airborne Division, I had a strict regime. That’s what I went back to for this ght. Nothing but training, eating, working and sleeping.” Friday night’s boxing event is the season nale of the spring series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford,” promoted by All-Star Boxing. “This is a wonderful thing for DeSoto County,” said DeSoto County Commissioner Bob Miller. “Any time we can host a big event like this is good for the area. Plus, it’s going to be televised boxing. That’s going to be exciting.” “Several years ago we saw the potential of doing a ght card of this magnitude in Arcadia,” said Ruben De Jesus, director of operations for AllStar Boxing. We were missing that one piece of the puzzle to make it a reality. That’s when Daniel Lozano came into the picture. The Daniel Lozano against David Carmona this Friday will not only shatter TV ratings, but will make history in DeSoto County.” A hometown advantage means a lot in any sport.Email: landerson@sun-herald.comBOXINGFROM PAGE 1 PHOTOS PROVIDEDDanny Lozano will defend his WBO Latino super yweight championship on what is essentially his home soil Friday night at the Turner-Agri Civic Center in Arcadia. Toribio Ramirez will ght on Friday night at the Turner-Agri Civic Center in Arcadia. is that all the health department’s sites sit on Sarasota County Transit Authority bus routes. “If they are not able to do that, we have Health in Motion, which is a mobile medical unit,” she said. Health in Motion provides basic health screening services, not primary care services. “But we can refer them to a primary care provider if needed,” Shipley said. However, the county announced Wednesday the service is being suspended through most of April. Shipley said the driver of the unit, who also serves as a nurse, was injured in a non-work-related accident. “It requires a particular kind of license to operate the mobile unit and we don’t have the staff to ll in,” she said. DeSoto County moved up from 10th to seventh in overall health outcomes, coming in second to Sarasota County. Charlotte County dipped from 27th to 37th since 2014. Charlotte County improved from 35th to 28th in length of life. Sarasota rose from 15th to 14th while DeSoto remained at 22nd for the second year in a row. Quality of lifeBoth Sarasota and Charlotte counties straggled behind DeSoto County in the quality of life category. For the second consecutive year, DeSoto posted a fourthplace ranking. Sarasota County nished close behind at fth, up one from last year. Charlotte County dropped from a 28th ranking last year to 24th in the 2015 statistics. Mary Kay Burns, DeSoto County Health Department Health ofcer, said the upperechelon ranking is the product of communitywide effort. “The Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County works cooperatively with community partners and other government organizations to improve the health of all people in DeSoto County,” she said. “Each month, we meet with our partners to discuss issues and develop resolutions.” The crossorganizational meetings focus on factors that inuence health and quality of life, such as healthy weight initiatives, increasing physical activity opportunities by improving walkability and identifying funding opportunities to develop park areas,” she said. The area where DeSoto County lags behind Sarasota and Charlotte is factors that impact an individual’s health, like smoking and obesity. Sarasota’s third place ranking and Charlotte’s 13th far outpace DeSoto County’s 56th. Burns is not discour aged and said the county realizes there is still work to be done by the health department and community partners. “While there are admittedly some health factors that we must work harder to improve, it is this collaborative effort that will ultimately result in a higher overall quality of life for all residents and visitors in DeSoto County,” she said. As for Charlotte County, health department spokeswoman Allyson Sison said efforts are underway to improve health care services in the county, including making it easier for people to get mental health care as well as traditional health department services. “Creating better community health access is what is being done right now,” she said. The health department and its community partners are in the midst of an information-gathering campaign to assess the community’s needs and determine how best to meet them. Sison said those efforts are expected to help Charlotte County provide better services and move up in the state rankings.Email: cburton@sun-herald.comHEALTHYFROM PAGE 1RANKINGS BY COUNTY 2014 2015 Overall health outcomes Sarasota 8th 6th DeSoto 10th 7th Charlotte 27th 37th Length of life Sarasota 15th 14th DeSoto 22nd 22nd Charlotte 35th 28th Quality of life DeSoto 4th 4th Sarasota 6th 5th Charlotte 28th 34th Health factors (smoking, obesity, access to exercise, STDs, etc.) Sarasota 4th 3rd Charlotte 17th 13th DeSoto 57th 56th MURDOCK — Charlotte County is declaring victory after agreeing to pay out $35,000 as part of a lawsuit settlement, signicantly less than the $46 million sought by plaintiffs. The suit, led in May 2013, charged the county with breach of contract regarding a proposed truckto-rail transfer facility to be built by the plaintiffs, Weiler Engineering and 1775 LLC, separate entities controlled by R. Jeffrey Weiler. The county, however, insisted the agreement was contingent on receiving a federal grant, which would have allowed 1775 to develop the intermodal facility on a 20-acre parcel it purchased for $5.2 million in April 2006, but which fell into default. When the funding application was denied, Charlotte had no obligation to continue with the project, according to county attorneys. The lawsuit was scheduled for trial the rst week of May. “It’s called, ‘calling their bluff,’” said W. Cort Frohlich, representing Charlotte County. “When it became absolutely clear that (the county) was prepared to go to trial ... the plaintiffs folded their hand.” Weiler could not be reached for comment. The three-count complaint contends that from 2008 until 2011, Weiler Engineering and 1775 pursued the inter modal project at Charlotte County’s request, “providing signicant engineering services” and incurring “substantial expenditures.” Furthermore, the suit claims the county promised to buy the property from 1775 and failed to follow through with that purchase. In the lawsuit, Weiler states several potential buyers had approached the company with viable offers to buy the property, but were turned away because of the county’s expressed interest in developing the site. After the property was foreclosed on, the site was sold for $297,000, or less than six cents on the dollar, in April 2013, records show. Plaintiff 1775 asserts in court documents that its damages are $45 million to $46 million in present value dollars. Similarly, Weiler Engineering claims to have suffered damages of $934,168. “Charlotte County’s refusal to complete its agreement to participate in this facility was arbitrary and capricious,” the complaint states. But the county maintained from the beginning it was a frivolous lawsuit, saying it was prepared to contest each and every claim made by the plaintiffs to limit damages. In the end, Weiler Engineering receiving nothing for its efforts and the county paid just $35,000 to 1775, less than the estimated defense costs to proceed to trial. “The county will not be a punching bag for these types of lawsuits,” Frohlich said. Commissioners also questioned the suit’s validity. “The claimants should be ashamed of themselves,” Commissioner Tricia Duffy said.Email: groberts@sun-herald.comCharlotte settles lawsuit, claims winBy GARY ROBERTSSTAFF WRITER PUNTA GORDA — City housing leaders have reached consensus on a minimum price they want for prime waterfront property on East Marion Avenue that county ofcials have been eying for a parking lot expansion. At a recent Punta Gorda Housing Authority meeting, commissioners passed a resolution setting the minimum bid price for the 2.7-acre vacant property at 402 E. Marion Ave., at $1.4 million. The resolution has been for warded to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Miami ofce for review and nal approval, housing authority Executive Director Loraine Helber said. “They have to approve that, and once they do, and get back with us, we would then set up a (sealed) bid process,” Helber said, adding she hopes to hear back by the housing authority’s April 16 meeting. The housing authority-owned property once was home to dozens of senior public housing units, which were destroyed by Hurricane Charley. Since then, the site has sat vacant awaiting development. It previously had been on the market for $2.1 million, but was taken off the market after housing ofcials learned that any sale must go through a public bidding process. Early this month, Charlotte County ofcials expressed an interest in purchasing the land to use as an open-air parking lot for the possible expansion of the Charlotte County Justice Center. A parking lot, ofcials reasoned, would be much less expensive to build than a parking garage. But City Council members have expressed strong opposition against using waterfront property for a parking lot. “We should encourage commercial use of the property, and not turn it into a parking lot,” Councilwoman Nancy Prafke said. “I think there are other higher and best uses for the property. It’s a valuable piece of real estate.” Councilwoman Kim Devine agreed. “Let’s not forget that’s water front property,” Devine said. “If it were cleaned up a bit, you could see the water.” Devine pointed out there are several private investors interested in purchasing the property for mixed-use or residential development. “Mostly residential,” she said. But if the county submits the highest bid and becomes the property’s new owner, there’s not much city ofcials can do other than enforce the city’s code regulations. “The city needs to consider the potential loss of revenue from that property if it was, in fact, used as a parking lot,” Councilman Tom Cavanaugh said. On the other hand, if the county is the lowest bidder, the issue is dead. “It will be a sealed bid process, and whoever pays the most gets the land,” City Manager Howard Kunik said. “So it may be a moot issue.” The Punta Gorda Housing Authority will meet next at 8:30 a.m. April 16 in the author ity’s conference room, 340 Gulf Breeze Ave.Email: bbarbosa@sun-herald.comOfficials: Parking lot not best use for waterfront propertyBy BRENDA BARBOSASTAFF WRITER


The Sun /Thursday, March 26, 2015 E/N/C Our Town Page 7 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Thrift store shows off fashions SUN PHOTOS BY BETSY WILLIAMSWearing fashions from the Thrift Shop, volunteers from the Cultural Center of Charlotte County walked the room for the annual Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show on Tuesday. In the spirit of fashion and spring, Sharon Barnhart, Pat Ross, Laura Williams, Carol Rose, Deb McMullen and Marie LaBrosse donned hats. Volunteer models Jan Remillard, Doreen Dalbec, Judy Law, Linda Hereneden and Carolann Davey wait anxiously for their entrance into the luncheon. Linda Taylor and Debra Levesque with their luncheon companions, Shirley Tetrault, Barbara Peacock and Alice Hall. Guests from Lakeside Plantation and Cypress Falls bought many rae tickets. Cultural Center volunteers Diane Lowy and Mary Cusson worked the Thrift Store table where jewelry, shoes and handbags were for sale at very low prices. First-time model Doreen Dalbec in a three-piece tailored pantsuit. Judy Law makes her way around the room in a casual threepiece outt with matching shoes. Linda Hereneden wears a bright spring orange suit accented with a yellow top and matching shoes. Entertainment was provided by Judy Ka and Al Rozier, members of the Cultural Center’s Two Piano Group. adno=50477838 Monday Friday 10 a.m. 6 p.m.; Saturday 10:30 4 p.m. W ESTCHESTER G OLD & D IAMONDS 4200-F TAMIAMI TRAIL, PORT CHARLOTTE (BEHIND ABC LIQUORS) 625-0666 B U Y I N G BUYINGG O L D , S I L V E R , GOLD, SILVER, D I A M O N D S DIAMONDS & C O I N S . & COINS. adno=50482952 CRAFT FAIR Saturday March 28th 9am 1pm Local Artisans and Crafters Refreshments available with proceeds to benefit American Cancer Society Relay for Life Village at Riverwalk Club House 150 Riverwalk Drive, North Port (off 41, one mile south of River Road)


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The Sun /Thursday, March 26, 2015 E/N/C Our Town Page 9 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Look for a third crossword in the Sun Classified section. NORTH PORT — Local authorities want to warn citizens of a possible IRS phone scam targeting victims in the area. According to a press release from city of North Port spokesman Josh Taylor, a caller who claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service contacts the victim and tells them that they, or a family member, owes taxes from previous years. Taylor said the caller will tell the victim how much they owe and that they can pay the balance over the phone with some type of money transfer service. North Port Police Economic Crimes Detective Herbert Stewartson said scammers are normally “high pressure,” and they will use some sort of emotional trigger to get the victim out of a rational state of mind, like fear of arrest. At a community meeting March 18 informing area citizens of scams, Stewartson said the method in which the money is asked to be sent is a red flag. “We all know that the IRS wants their money through Walmart 2 Walmart payment these days,” Stewartson said jokingly. “Those types of transactions — GreenDot cards, Western Union, Money Gram, Walmart 2 Walmart — are dead giveaways. It’s a way for the scammers to get and move the money quickly. These transactions are not FDIC-insured. You want to get that money back. It’s gone.” Taylor said that the caller will usually threaten the victim with the possibility of police coming to the victim’s house with an arrest warrant if they do not give the money. North Port resident Jesse Klosowski said at the March 18 meeting that he faced the IRS scenario that same week. “I got a call ... the IRS said I had to pay this amount of money or I would be thrown in jail. I told them I didn’t have that much because I was on vacation so I told them I needed to talk to someone about this. They called from two different numbers, then I realized it was a scam and I disconnected the call,” he said. Klosowski fortunately steered his way out of the scam demanding more than $9,600 in fake back taxes. The IRS recommends that people who receive calls like the one described above should always ask for the caller’s name, employee badge number and call-back number, and check the caller ID if available. Also, people are encouraged to contact the U.S. Department of Treasury at 1-800-366-4484 to find out if the caller is an IRS employee. If not, victims should report the incident to the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at with an email subject line of “IRS Phone Scam.”Email: IRS phone scam reported in areaBy ALLISON SHIRK STAFF WRITER SARASOTA COUNTY — A teacher at Wilkinson Elementary School who changed careers to become an educator after 9/11 has been named the 20152016 Sarasota County Teacher of the Year. Fifth-grade teacher Ed Hashey received the award during a ceremony Tuesday at Michael’s on East in Sarasota. He was one of three finalists up for the award, including Russell Finger from Suncoast Polytechnical High School and Christi McDowell-Cameron from Brookside Middle School. Accepting the award, Hashey remembered being in lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001, while working on a graphic design project for the Wall Street Journal. He saw the first plane hit the World Trade Center. He described what he saw and heard as life-changing. “I was a witness to what happened,” he said. “I heard kids wailing and crying.” The emotional experience prompted Hashey into looking into making a difference in the lives of others through teaching. Hashey has taught for 12 years, eight of them in elementary schools and four at the college level. A U.S. Navy veteran, Hashey earned a bachelor’s degree in illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design and a master’s of education from the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. He was an adjunct faculty instructor in graphic design at Ringling in 19992000 and at USF’s St. Petersburg campus in 2004-05. In 2007-08 he taught at Rowlett Magnet Elementary School in Bradenton, then taught at Wakeland Elementary School of International Studies from 2008-13, joining the Wilkinson Elementary faculty in Sarasota later in 2013. Hashey will receive a $3,500 cash award. Finalists McDowellCameron and Finger will receive $1,750 each. All three finalists also will receive $10,000 worth of instructional technology from the district for their class rooms to support their innovative approaches to teaching. Hashey will represent Sarasota County Schools at the Florida Department of Education-Macy’s Teacher of the Year program and will serve as a spokesperson for and representative of the teaching profession at various events throughout the 2015-16 school year.Wilkinson educator is Sarasota County’s Teacher of the YearProvided by AMBER ERICKSONABC-7 PHOTO PROVIDED BY ABC-7Wilkinson Elementary School fth-grade teacher Ed Hashey was named the 2015-2016 Sarasota County Teacher of the Year this week. He is pictured with district Superintendent Lori White.


Our Town Page 10 E/N/C The Sun /Thursday, March 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 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 IEWPOINTAppreciates Carl’s rearms articles Benet to a few, subsidized by many Vince Foster still an issue Good decision: No dogs in park Danger crossing road islands Many thanks for thoughtful letters Bad experience at PPG AirportEditor: I’m writing in defense of Billy Carl, who writes rearms articles in the weekly WaterLine. Describing Billy as a “self-proclaimed rearms expert” is unjust. Billy Carl’s credentials include certications as a Florida rearm’s instructor and an NRA-certied instructor. I’m not a gun-toting vigilante; in fact, until recently I was afraid of guns. My husband convinced me that I should be comfortable with handguns and know how to use one if necessary. After a few trips to the gun range, I was hooked on target shooting with my husband. Then, after reading one of Billy Carl’s articles I signed up for his course on handgun safety and use. The course covers the state of Florida’s requirements for concealed carry. Billy came to our home and conducted a thorough session on rearms use and safety before accompanying us to a ring range for hands-on training. As an inexperienced woman, I found Billy to be very professional and patient. I’m no handgun expert (yet) but I now feel comfortable knowing that I can defend myself. As a woman, I highly recommend Billy Carl as a rearms instructor. Furthermore, I nd his WaterLine articles interesting and informative, so please don’t stop publishing them.Susan Parker Punta GordaEditor: My property abuts the land proposed to be excavated for a channel to Alligator Creek. I’ve owned it since 2000 and have lived here since 2002. Thousands from Burnt Store Isles, Windmill Village and other developments use this small, shallow, busy waterway to access Charlotte Harbor. Boaters anchor there to sh or enjoy its beauty. Adding thousands of boats to this chokepoint will create congestion. The shoreline there creates a funnel. Southwest winds push water into the creek. The tides at my property rise an additional two to three feet. A 50-foot channel would do the Editor: I was a very strong patriotic Democrat in college in the 1950s and loved debating Republicans. Carter was the last Democrat I voted for. (He was at least honest.) Today, it is hard to believe the Democrats are even thinking of nominating Hillary Clinton. If I were debating her, my rst question would be, “Did you ever have a clue why Vince Foster committed suicide just before he would have had to testify in the White Water Scandal?” (Hillary would probably answer, “What difference does it make?”) “Well, if he hadn’t died you would probably have gone to prison, like Martha Stewart did Editor: The board showed great intelligence and concern when they voted not to allow dogs in Ponce de Leon Park. Children and adults walk barefoot in the sand and play area. Owners are good about picking up the dog doo. Until we learn how to solve the urine problem, we need to think of the enjoyment of so many. Thank you for a wonderful park!Snowy Nettie Hammond Punta GordaEditor: I am concerned about these islands on these roads in Port Charlotte. They are so dangerous to cross over. I would like my tax dollars to start closing them and just making left-hand turns. There are so many accidents happening with these islands. I wonder if anyone else is concerned about these islands here in Charlotte County. I will also be writing letters to the commissioners to have my tax dollars put to good use to close these islands. I hope many people will do the same. I know my heart is in my mouth every time I go to cross one of those islands. Not only crossing to get to the other side, but having ve cars lined up going every which way. It is awful! I’m surprised I make it home safe and sound every day. Maryann Selvaggi Port CharlotteEditor: True story: While checking in at a very successful doctor’s ofce, I couldn’t help but notice two TVs in his very large waiting room. The TV on one side was tuned to FOX News and on the other side of the room the TV was tuned to CNN. Given the choice, guess which side most of the people were sitting at? The CNN side. I was rather pleasantly sur prised, with Port Charlotte being a red area. But this doctor is a smart man and he and his staff care about their patients. How nice! And I thank them for this. And because space is limited, I also want to thank all those who write letters to the editor lled with facts and kind words about this caring president, President Obama. I know who you are, and to half-quote Mitt Romney, I have “a binder full” of your letters that I love and have saved. Thank you. And to those of you who feel the need to send in such hateful and mean letters about a president who wants to help you, the middle class, by helping you with health care, taxes, education, wages, jobs, etc. (I can go on and on), you are biting the hand that is trying to help you. So, in closing, to all those letter writers who are writing positive letters about President Obama. Keep them coming, because I want my binder to be lled to the brim. Thank you.Ann Devore Port CharlotteEditor: A friend of mine traveled through the Punta Gorda Airport. The luggage carousel room was full; the deplaning passengers could not enter the room. For departure, he checked his bags, went over to the restaurant for coffee, then proceeded to the gate at 9 a.m., where he was denied boarding although the listed departure time was 9:20. The ladies at the gate said they were paging him, he did not respond, gured he was in the restaurant where there is no paging system, but did not check. The ticket agent said there were no ights until Monday, an erroneous statement because there was a Sunday ight. I took him to the Tampa air port, where the paging systems work and the airlines allow you to board up to departure time. Your paging system probably consists of two tin cans and a string. The Punta Gorda Airport and Allegiant will never see any of my friends or relatives again, ever. A side note, his luggage was already on the plane and left for Pittsburgh without him on Saturday the 21st, and he still had not located it as of Monday 2 p.m. Attention! How do you think all of the passengers liked ying with luggage that was checked by persons (insert potential ISIS here) that were not on the plane? With the impotent leadership that’s exhibited by the Punta Gorda Airport and Allegiant Airlines, this will never become a rst-class airport. Save the money and stop the new construction, you are failures.Larry Plowman North PortIntervention, rehabilitation the right courseOUR POSITION: Special veterans court programs appropriately concentrate on treatment and rehabilitative services, not punishment.A proposal to begin a diversion-style court program for military veterans in Sarasota and Manatee counties deserves to be placed on the fast track. Roughly 20 counties have already set up veterans courts since the Legislature established specic guidelines last year. Ed Brodsky, state attorney for the 12th Judicial Circuit, has joined with veter ans advocates to explore the possibility here, and a delegation traveled to Pinellas County this week to check out the system in place there. (Charlotte County, included in the 20th Judicial Circuit, also does not have a veterans court system.) Veterans courts operate like drug courts, which intervene early after an arrest and provide an alternative judicial process for rst-time offenders. In lieu of nes and jail, veterans would have the option for supervised treatment aimed at rehabilitation. “Linking veterans with ser vices they need, instead of just sending them to jail, could help them turn their lives around,” Brodsky recently told Sun staff writer Elaine Allen-Emrich. “We know there are consequences, but we also realize veterans may not have been able to access services they need.” The program is for nonviolent, low-level crimes. Those arrested are screened and assessed for participation, then assigned specic services under careful guidance. The program is tightly constructed. Generally, participants must admit guilt, agree to drug and alcohol testing, meet with case managers and follow management directives established by a team assembled by the court. Counseling and education are provided, all aimed at preventing further problems. For instance, the veteran may have needed, but was unable to access, medical or psychological treatment or job training at the Bay Pines Veterans Administration clinic. Through this program, he could get it. If an offender in the program fails to complete the requirements, he or she goes back into the court system and the case proceeds along the typical track. If the program is completed to a court team’s satisfaction, the charge is wiped off the books. And, presumably, underly ing problems are addressed. Overall, these diversion programs allow a person to take better control of his life without a mark on his record. Our veterans have earned special consideration. Those who have served in the wars since 2001, in particular, deserve special attention during their re-integration into society, especially in light of alarmingly high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder. The ball is rolling. Brodsky has picked up support from many in the community, including Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key. It is a good and proper alternative for those who have served us. They deserve this special consideration as soon as possible. Sarasota County has more than 47,000 veterans. With such a large population, it makes sense to address the special needs of the men and women who have served their country well. same in PGI. It’s difcult to say how this will affect city-owned seawalls, but it’s reasonable to assume more wear and tear. I was foolish enough to stay in my home during Hurricane Charley. When the eye passed and the wind shifted to the southwest, we had a 7-feet storm surge. No one I spoke with in PGI or BSI saw any surge. Apparently, the mangroves acted as a natural barrier we don’t have. Our canal was dredged several years ago. The cut to the deeper part of the creek lasted 18 months. How long before this lls in where it joins Alligator Creek? Who would pay for maintenance dredging? I’m skeptical of the $1.5 million estimate. When costs mount, are the property owners who benet going to pay? Or will they appeal to the city taxpayers to bail them out? This is a project that would benet a few subsidized by many.Michael, Kathy Markgraf Punta Gorda(for a lesser crime), and that would have saved our country from you ever running for public ofce. Thus, Benghazi would not have happened and we wouldn’t have had to listen to you lie, for weeks, that a mysterious tape was the cause of the attack on Benghazi.” Where is the man who made the tape? Still in prison? I would really like to see the tape. I’m thinking, more than likely it was a warning about ISIS and the horrors they planned to start doing. Isn’t a tape a form of free speech? You know her answer. “What difference does it make?” Lord help us.Emmaline Wright Placida


The Sun /Thursday, March 26, 2015 E/N/C Our Town Page 11 VIEWPOINTWe’re nearly half way through the legislative session and the Florida House and Senate are releasing their respective budget plans. Many important budget issues are still in ux. One issue that shouldn’t still be in ux is funding for the Land and Water Conservation Amendment, which passed in the November election with 75 percent of the vote. Yes, Amendment One received more votes than any other item on the ballot — by far. One could call it a mandate. The amendment language was clear and voters understood what they were voting for. The title of the amendment was crystal clear: “Water and Land Conservation — Dedicates funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands.” Sounds a lot like Florida Forever. It requires that onethird of an existing revenue source — the documentary stamp tax — annually be placed in a trust fund and used for conservation and recreation land acquisition, restoration and management. Again, sounds a lot like Florida Forever. A brief history: Recognizing the importance of protecting and preserving our natural resources, the Florida Legislature passed two different land acquisition and restoration programs, Preservation 2000 and its successor, Florida Forever. For its 10-year duration Preservation 2000 was fully funded. Florida Forever was fully funded at $300 million a year for its rst nine years. In 2009, Florida Forever received no funding due to the budget crisis. Supporters of the preservation program understood that the recession necessitated taking a year off. But the following year only $19 million of the $300 million was funded followed by nothing in 2011 and 2012, $10 million in 2013 and $17 million in 2014. How did such a popular program that goes to the very heart of what makes Florida special get on the chopping block and never regain its intended level of funding? Frustrated citizens took matters into their own hands to help preserve the quality of life for Floridians and our nature-based tourism. The impetus for Amendment One was to restore funding for Florida Forever and Everglades restoration to protect and preserve our natural habitats and water resources. So now we’re waiting for the Legislature to follow the state Constitution and implement the will of the voters. It’s not looking good. In a deliberate snub to voters, the House and Senate released drastically different and equally offensive funding plans. The Senate plan puts aside a paltry $2 million for Florida Forever. Two million? Are you kidding me? After voters passed the amendment with 75 percent of the vote? How insulting! Voters should be outraged. To put it in perspective: The total 2015 budget is expected to be somewhere between $77 billion and $80 billion. Documentary stamp revenues are estimated to be $2.16 billion. One-third of the total doc stamp revenue required for Amendment One equates to $720 million. That represents less than one percent of the total budget. So it was reasonable to expect that Florida Forever would be fully funded at $300 million and funding for Everglades restoration could be $50 million to $100 million. That would leave $300+ million to boost conservation and recreation land management, protect our springs, restore natural systems, enhance public access to conservation lands and pay debt service on conservation bonds issued. Apparently that is only reasonable here in the real world, not in the Tallahassee bubble. When a large pot of money appears, there’s a feeding frenzy for a piece of the action. And ironically, those who voted against the ballot initiative are among the rst ones with their hands out. It’s amazing how creatively they craft their projects to try to t the parameters for the Land and Water Conservation dollars. But it’s like putting a square peg in a round hole — it just doesn’t t. Unfortunately legislators seem to be accommodating their wishes while ignoring the voters. Legislators are also playing shell games by including items that have traditionally been funded with other revenue sources such as septic tanks, wastewater treatment plants and state agency operations. The chairman of the Senate committee that determined this level of funding believes Florida owns enough land. While that’s an interesting — albeit misinformed — personal opinion, it’s also a moot point since the Constitution now requires land acquisition. The coalition that jumped through all the hoops to get the amendment on the ballot and passed now has to beg the legislators who ignored their pleas before to honor them now. The difference is they now have 4,230,858 voters standing with them. There’s still a long way to go in the budget process. Let’s hope that means something when the full House and Senate vote on the nal budget. 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@ is it so hard to listen to voters? Paula Dockery President Obama got it two-thirds right when he said that the delayed conr mation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is owing to Senate dysfunction and Republican stubbornness. He left out the part about Democratic intransigence and at least one incident of “wacko-birdness” from the left. When John McCain originally used “wackobirds” to describe a few of his Senate colleagues, including now-presidential candidate Ted Cruz, he seems to have released a contagion. The U.S. Senate, once the perch of eagles, has begun to resemble an aviary of grackles. Much a-cawing about little. Lynch’s qualications aren’t really in question. Most agree that she’s more than up to the job, yet her conrmation has been stalled by Republicans who want something in exchange for their blessings. Within this construct are at least four moving parts that have little or nothing to do with Lynch’s conrmation — sex trafcking, abortion, race and immigration. If you’re not confused, stick around. First up, abortion and sex. What else? Republicans are demanding a (Henry) Hyde Amendmenttype component to the sex-trafcking bill. This sort of restriction of federal spending for abor tion has routinely been included without debate in relevant legislation for nearly 40 years. This time, Democrats say no-go. Republicans respond: No Hyde, no Lynch. Both points of view have merit though neither is germane to the Lynch nomination — or necessarily apt in this particular piece of legislation. We are, after all, talking sex trafcking of mostly women and children, some of whom may have become pregnant in the process. Given that most Republicans are willing to grant exceptions to their anti-abortion stance for victims of rape or incest (the language for which is included in the Hyde Amendment), I’m not sure what either Republicans or Democrats are worried about. With or without the Hyde language, a sex slave is going to get what she needs medically. Meanwhile, what does it prot the GOP to tie the conrmation of Lynch — who would be the rst AfricanAmerican female attorney general — to legislation that needn’t be controversial? Answer: It doesn’t. Lynch has been waiting in the wings now for longer than any other attorney general nominee in U.S. history. Republicans, principled or not, have merely opened themselves up to challenges of racism and even sexism. Clamoring to this low branch is grackle du jour Sen. Dick Durbin, whose hyperbole is exceeded only by his wearying lack of originality. Republicans, he cawed, are forcing Lynch to “sit in the back of the bus.” The “bus”? Really? The back burner, perhaps, but the Lynch debate hardly centers on race relations in America. Now if we were talking about coffee . . . Durbin has earned ample criticism for his remark, but the double standard deserves a fresh airing. To wit, or tu-whoo, if I am to sustain this now-bur densome bird metaphor, Durbin’s vote against Condoleezza Rice for secretary of state 10 years ago. Was he being racist? Finally, we arrive at the fourth moving part — immigration. All but four Republican senators thus far say they won’t conrm Lynch because of her kinda, sorta, roundabout cautious embrace of Obama’s executive actions on immigration as at least “reasonable.” At least these objections are based somewhat on concerns about legal reasoning, but are they smart? One of the GOP’s persistent aws is picking the wrong battles — and this seems yet another. As a matter of record, nearly every president in the past 50 years has taken some executive action on immigration. More to the core of the problem, Republicans could have pre-empted the president’s action with a comprehensive reform bill. Instead, they’ve taken a piecemeal approach, rst by threatening to shut down Homeland Security (brilliant!) and now trying to block access to Earned Income Tax Credit for immigrants affected by Obama’s executive action. 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Our Town Page 12 E/N/C The Sun /Thursday, March 26, 2015 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS EASTER EGG HUNTS/ BUNNY SIGHTINGS Photos with the Easter Bunny : noon to 8p.m. today; 11a.m.-8p.m. Friday and Monday-April2; 10a.m. to 8p.m. Saturday and April3-4; and noon-6p.m. Sunday — all at the Regal Cinema Court at the Port Charlotte Town Center mall, 1441 Tamiami Trail. To book a reservation online, follow the links from www. Bunny Breakfast and “Egg-Normous” Egg Hunt: Saturday at the George Mullen Activity Center, 1602 Kramer Way (off Sumter Boulevard near North Port City Hall), North Port. Bunny Breakfast, 8-9a.m. for $4 per person in advance; $5 at door (if available — preregistration recommended; for ages 3 and older). Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and a beverage. Pictures with the Easter Bunny available (bring a camera). Egg hunt for ages 3-10 begins at 9:30a.m.; 5,000-plus eggs, three age groups (3to 4-year-olds, 5-7 and 8-10), and lots of prizes (special prize tickets can be redeemed for prepackaged baskets); bring a basket. Event offered with support/collaboration of: Early Bird Kiwanis, Harbor Cove Grandmothers Club, Knight Owl Kiwanis, NPHS Key Club and city of North Port volunteers. North Port families invited. Register:, then “Parks and Recreation” tab; or in person at the Morgan Family Community Center (6207 W Price Blvd., North Port) or the Mullen Center. Info: 941-429-PARK (7275) or Fellowship Church: Easter Egg Eggstravaganza, 10a.m.-1p.m. Saturday at the church grounds, 140 Rotonda Blvd. W (at the corner of Parade Circle), Rotonda West. More than 30,000 eggs. Free and open to the public. For all kids up through 12 years old/sixth grade. Face painting, balloon sculptors (Balloonatics), clowns, games, prizes (including six bikes as grand prizes), pizza and soft drinks. 941-4757447 or Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 McCall Road (State Road 776), Port Charlotte: Easter Festival, 10a.m. Saturday. For toddlers through age 12. After the hunt, there will be snacks and activities — including a bounce house, a relay race, an egg toss, Bible trivia and more. There will be prizes. 941-697-1747, gulfcoveumc@, or http://gulfcove Communitywide Egg-Stravaganza: 10a.m.-2p.m. Saturday at Westcoast Church, 240 Pine St., Englewood. Free. For kids 3 years old through fifth grade; parents/guardians must register children upon their arrival. Age-appropriate hunting areas. Also includes a bounce house, food, prizes and goodie bags. 941-474-7687. Adaptive Easter Egg Hunt: 11a.m.-12:30p.m. Saturday at Bayshore Live Oak Park, 23157 Bayshore Road, Charlotte Harbor. Free; for children 12 years old and younger with physical, developmental or intellectual disabilities, along with their siblings/families. Presented by Charlotte County Community Services and the Charlotte Harbor Community Redevelopment Agency. Includes arts and crafts, story time, a bounce house, face-painting and a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny. Egg hunt begins promptly at 11:45a.m. Preregister/info: 941-627-1074. Pilgrim Church, 24515 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte: Easter Eggstravaganza, 11a.m.-1p.m. Sunday. Free food, crafts, bounce house, petting zoo, bake sale and more. Hunts for children 1 to 10 years old. All welcome. 941-629-2633 or www.pilgrimonline. org. 51st Annual Charlotte County Easter Egg Hunt: beginning at 9a.m. April4 at North Charlotte Regional Park, 1185 O’Donnell Blvd., Port Charlotte. Free; for children from preschool through fifth grade, and their families. A total of 20,000 eggs with special prizes in each age group. Approximate start times for hunts by age group: infant-3 years old, 10a.m.; 4-5 years old, 10:15a.m.; 6-7 years old, 10:45a.m.; and 8-10 years old, 11a.m. Event also includes an Egg Rolling contest at approximately 10:30a.m., a Hula-Hoop contest at 11:30a.m., games, food and a blood drive. Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St.: Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 10a.m. April4. All children of the community and their adults are invited to bring their baskets to participate. Register free in the fellowship hall at 10a.m. Egg hunts by age group, including adults, will launch from there between 10:40-11:30a.m. Also includes crafts, face painting, balloon animals and photos. Plenty of “themed” Easter basket prizes, live music and an 11a.m. affordable light lunch as a Youth Group fundraiser. or 941-4745588. Punta Gorda Church of the Nazarene, 512 Allen St.: 10a.m.-noon April4. For children from kindergarten to 12 years old. Also includes story and craft times. Bring your own basket. 941-639-3663. North Port Family YMCA Teen Leaders Club presents inaugural free Easter Egg Hunt: 10a.m.-12:30p.m. April4 at the North Port YMCA Aquatic Center, 5930 Sam Shapos Way, and Dallas White Park, 5900 Greenwood Ave., North Port. Egg hunts start at 10a.m. for ages 1-3, 10:30a.m. for ages 4-6, and 11a.m. for ages 7-10. Other events, 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m., include face painting, cookie deco rating, pictures with the Easter Bunny, games and a bounce house. Space is limited; call to register by Tuesday at 941-429-2269. 19th annual Big Truck Day EGGstravaganza: 10a.m.-2p.m. April4 at Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota. Sponsored by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources. Admission is free. Kids will have a chance to pull the levers and honk the horns on firetrucks, dump trucks, buses and more. The event also will feature two egg hunts, at 10:30a.m. and 12:30p.m. There will be separate egg areas for kids ages 4 and younger, and those 5 and older. Also includes an Easter Bunny photo op, children’s games and more. Attendees also can check out “Move America Forward: Transportation and Infrastructure” exhibits, in conjunction with National County Month 2015. 941-861-5000. Community Easter Egg Hunt: 4-6p.m. April4 at Community Life Center Assembly of God, 19048 Edgewater Drive, Port Charlotte. Free. Hunts for ages 12 and younger. Also includes bounce houses, puppet show, face painting and free food. 941-6290999. Deep Creek Community Church at Charlotte High School football stadium, 1250 Cooper St., Punta Gorda: Easter Service and Eggstravaganza — 9:15a.m. gates open, 9:30a.m. family fun on the field, 10a.m. Easter celebration service, 11a.m.-1p.m. Easter Eggstravaganza — all April5. Includes food, games, music, egg hunts (for children ages 1 to 12), bounce houses, face painting, crafts and more — all free. http://dc3. tv/easter or 941-235-REAL (7325). St. David’s Episcopal Church, 401 Broadway, Englewood: approximately 11:30a.m. (following 10a.m. service) Easter Sunday, April5, on the front lawn. For toddlers through age 12. Bring a basket. Prizes and refreshments. 941-474-3140 or sdec@ Want to add yours? Email mputman@ HOLY WEEK/EASTER SERVICES Bethel A.M.E. Church, 260 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda: Holy Week services begin at 6:30p.m. Tuesday-April2; Good Friday services — “Seven Words From The Cross” — at 11:30a.m. April3. Speakers for “Seven Words” include: sister Arlene Gaden, St. Mary Primitive Baptist Church in Punta Gorda; the Rev. Imari Price, First Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Punta Gorda; evangelist Lena Jones, St. Mary Primitive Baptist; sister Karen Brooks, Word of Faith Fellowship Church in Port Charlotte; the Rev. Luke Clark, St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Punta Gorda; sister Antoinette Harris, St. Mary Primitive Baptist; and the Rev. George Cooks, First Macedonia Missionary. All services will include members of the community churches and preachers. Public welcome. 941-637-9296 or 941-916-2952. Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, 11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda: 8:15a.m. and 11a.m. traditional services, and 9:40a.m. contem porary service, Palm Sunday, Sunday — each service will include “Once Upon a Tree” cantata; 7p.m. Communion service Maundy Thursday, April2 (nursery available); 7p.m. “Service of the Shadows” (Tenebrae) Good Friday, April3 (nursery available); and 8:15a.m. and 11a.m. traditional services, and 9:40a.m. contemporary service, Easter Sunday, April5 (bring cut flowers from your garden to adorn the Chancel cross). All are welcome. 941-639-0001, or Christian Motorcyclists Association, Son Chaser Chapter 548 at the Bayfront Center, 750 Retta Esplanade (next to Gilchrist Park), Punta Gorda: Easter “Sonrise” Services, 6-8a.m. (services begin at 6:45a.m.) April5. Public welcome. Doughnuts and coffee will be provided. Paul Pawlicki, 941-457-5330. Community Presbyterian Church, 405 S. McCall Road, Englewood: 10a.m. Palm Sunday Worship, Sunday; 7p.m. Maundy Thursday Service, April2; noon Good Friday Service, April3; and 10a.m. Easter Sunday Service, April5. 941-474-9579 or Congregational United Church of Christ , 1201 Aqui Esta Drive, Punta Gorda: 10a.m. service Palm Sunday, Sunday — people are invited to bring a palm frond if they are able; 5p.m. soup supper with worship and a communion service immediately following, Maundy Thursday, April2; noon service Good Friday, April3; 10a.m. service Easter Sunday, April5. 941-637-8443. Deep Creek Community Church at Charlotte High School football stadium, 1250 Cooper St., Punta Gorda: Easter Service and Eggstravaganza — 9:15a.m. gates open, 9:30a.m. family fun on the field, 10a.m. Easter celebration service, 11a.m.-1p.m. Easter Eggstrava ganza — all April5. Includes food, games, music, egg hunts (for children ages 1 to 12), bounce houses, face painting, crafts and more — all free. or 941-235-REAL (7325). Englewood United Methodist Church , 700 E. Dearborn St.: 8:30a.m. traditional worship service, and 9:30a.m. and 11a.m. “The Passion and the Promise” presentation (featuring WSRZ 107.9 radio celebrity David Jones, EUMC member Sally Doebler, 75-voice EUMC Chancel Choir, orchestra, and Director of Music Ministries Fonda Davies on the organ) — Palm Sunday, Sunday; 7p.m. Living Last Supper (includes Communion) Maundy Thursday, April2; 3-7p.m. open-house Day of Prayer in the Doan Chapel, and 7p.m. service in the sanctuary — all Good Friday, April3; and 8a.m. (least traffic) and 11a.m. traditional services, and 9:30a.m. contemporary service — all Easter Sunday, April5. or 941-474-5588. Knights of Columbus Council 8074 , sponsor, at Ponce de Leon Park, 3400 Ponce de Leon Parkway (end of West Marion Avenue), Punta Gorda: 7a.m. Sunrise Mass Easter Sunday, April5. Event in 40th year. Bring a chair; carpool to reduce the parking overflow. All welcome. Rain site: Sacred Heart Church, 211 W. Charlotte Ave., Punta Gorda. Lighthouse Baptist Church, 14251 Chancellor Blvd. (behind the North Port Home Depot), Port Charlotte: 8:30a.m. and 11a.m. indoor Easter celebration services (with a Children’s Chapel for kids 5 years old through fifth grade held in the Fellowship Hall during both), and a 10a.m. complimentary breakfast outside under a tent — all April5. Nursery provided for infants and toddlers to age 4. All invited. 941-624-6462. Murdock Baptist Church, 18357 Cochran Blvd.: 6-7p.m. Good Friday service April3 in the main auditorium; and 7:15a.m. outdoor sunrise service April5 at south shore of Ollie’s Pond, 18235 Avon Ave. (at Bly Street), Port Charlotte. 941-627-6352. North Port Community United Church of Christ , 3450 S. Biscayne Drive: 10a.m. service Palm Sunday, Sunday — includes passing of the palms and music by the junior choir the new Grace Notes bell choir and vocalist Megan Gann of the North Port Chorale; 7p.m. Maundy Thursday service April2 — includes “upper room communion service”; noon service with working community in mind, 5:30p.m. annual Fish Fry Dinner (reservations: $8 for adults, $4 for children), and 7p.m. traditional service — all Good Friday, April3; 10a.m. service Easter Sunday, April5, welcoming new members to the church. Child care provided. All welcome. or 941-426-5580. Our Savior Lutheran Church, meeting at the El Jobean Community Center, 14344 Jamison Way: series of devotions offered by the Rev. Clyde Kaminska, Ph.D. 6p.m. Holy Thursday, April2 — “The Custom of Foot Washing”; 6p.m. Good Friday, April3 — “Recognizing Death”; and 10a.m. Easter Sunday, April5 — “Easter Bunnies, Eggs and Bells.” All welcome. 941-766-7567. Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2705 Tamiami Trail N, Nokomis: Palm Sunday worship, 10a.m. Sunday; Maundy Thursday worship, 7p.m. April2; Good Friday worship, 7p.m. April3; and Easter Sunday worship, 10a.m. April5. All welcome. 941-966-4442. Peace River Baptist Church , 478 Berry St., Punta Gorda: Easter cantata “Two Crowns” (Peace River sanctuary choir, under the direction of Jim Reuter): 7p.m. April2 and 3 in the sanctuary. 941-637-6768 or 941-628-9789. Praise Tabernacle, 18350 Edgewater Drive, Port Charlotte: 15th annual Dinner-Theatre Passion Play, 7p.m. Good Friday, April3. $10 donation. 941-766-9995. St. David’s Episcopal Church, 401 Broadway, Englewood: 8a.m. Blessing of Palms and Holy Eucharist Rite I, and 10a.m. Procession and Holy Eucharist Rite II — Palm Sunday, Sunday; noon Stations of the Cross (biblical) and Holy Eucharist Rite I — Monday; noon Holy Eucharist Rite II — Wednesday; 7p.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I, with foot washing and stripping of the altar — Maundy Thursday, April2; noon Stations of the Cross (traditional) and 1p.m. Good Friday Liturgy — April3; 11:30a.m. Liturgy of the Word — Holy Saturday, April4; and 8a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I, 10a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II and 11:30a.m. Easter Egg Hunt — all Easter Sunday, April5. St. David’s Episcopal Church and St. Nathaniel’s Episcopal Church: 7p.m. joint Holy Eucharist at Englewood Beach (on the north end of Englewood Beach across from the Gulfview Grill) — Palm Sunday, Sunday. Co-celebrated by the Rev. Jim Popham, rector at St. David’s; and the Rev. Jo Popham, priest in charge at St. Nathaniel’s. Open to whole community. Bring palms and chairs; arrive early to park at the beach. St. Nathaniel’s Episcopal Church , 4200 S. Biscayne Drive, North Port: 9a.m. service Palm Sunday, Sunday (includes Palm Procession, reading of the Passion and Holy Communion); 7p.m. service with footwashing and Communion, Maundy Thursday, April2; noon service and reading of the Passion of Christ, Good Friday, April3; and 8a.m. Rite I (said), 10a.m. Rite II (sung) Resurrection of the Lord and Communion services Easter Sunday, April5. Egg hunt and “Lemonade on the Lawn” to follow 10a.m. service. Everyone invited. 941-426-2520. Trinity United Methodist Church, 4285 Wesley Lane, North Port: 7a.m. Easter Sun Rise Service with light refreshments, and 9a.m. worship service, followed by brunch — all April5. Community invited. 941-426-1734. Want to add yours? Email Singers, Dancers, Singers, Dancers, Musicians, Etc. Musicians, Etc. 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The Sun /Thursday, March 26, 2015 E/N/C Our Town Page 13 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS ENGLEWOOD — Lemon Bay High School parents recently were told about tentative plans to renovate the school’s theater. Members of the School Advisory Council learned there will be upgrades and new equipment added to the aging theater, which has been the stage for hundreds of productions over the years. “We are still in meetings about the theater,” Charlotte County Public Schools spokesman Mike Riley said. “They are still working on color charts, upgrades to the lobby, new chairs and the sound equipment. These are all a priority. “We want there to be a ‘wow factor’ when guests walk into the lobby,” he said. “All of this is very preliminary.” Work on this phase of construction could begin in the summer, and is estimated to continue through the end of the year. LBHS principal Bob Bedford’s ofce said he could not comment on any “construction-related questions,” including where students could perform for plays, or where award ceremonies would be held, during the renovation. “The students wouldn’t be able to have a fall production (if) the theater isn’t usable because the seats are being removed or the building is being painted,” Riley said. “There are some options like the Englewood Event Center, where some things could be held if we didn’t have them in a different area of the school like the gym.” For several years, Fellowship Church members have met and had two Sunday morning services at the school’s Performing Arts Center. The church will not be displaced during the renovations. “Several weeks after Easter, the church will be moving into its new location,” Riley said. “They have built their own building (in Rotonda West).” Riley said the information passed onto SAC members isn’t concrete just yet. “This is a projection on the timetable,” he said. “That doesn’t mean that will happen. Right now, we are talking about the very basics that (are) needed to doll up the lobby and theater.” According to the Charlotte County School Board’s ve-year district facilities work plan, the renovations are included in a $13.5 million portion of construction at the school. The school has been under construction since 2009 through an overall $80 million six-phase project that will completely rebuild the school when nished. So far, the district has completed a new three-story academic building, along with a new gymnasium, lockers, a wrestling room and a weight room, a new cafeteria, new band rooms and a theater department. The new administration building, opened last year, includes a health clinic with a nursing station, a new media center, new drafting classrooms and a state-of-the-art TV studio with green-screen walls. The 375,000-square-foot construction project is replacing the old campus, originally built in 1962 as an elementary school. The construction was funded partially with a $40 million federal stimulus package that was used to cover the interest on construction loans. The new portions are “green buildings,” with solar hot water and photovoltaic energy systems, and are hur ricane-hardened to conform with new building codes. The new buildings are 6 feet higher than the old, negating ooding problems. The high school is expected to have a lifespan of 50 to 75 years. And there’s room for expansion to accommodate another 350 students as Englewood grows. The current theater is more than 25 years old, and still sports its original seating, which shows wear and tear. LBHS theater students recently performed “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” as the last play in the old building. “It’s going to be exciting to have an upgraded theater,” said Dennis Hall, theater director, who worked with the contractor on the wall color for his new theater classroom last year. The theater and music departments were linked physically to the existing theater two years ago. “There’s no reason it cannot be used for more community per formances like the event center in Punta Gorda,” Hall said. “It will be a real boost for the Englewood community as a whole.”Email: eallen@sun-herald.comLemon Bay theater to get overhaulBy ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHCOMMUNITY NEWS EDITOR SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHLemon Bay High School students recently performed the “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” musical comedy at the Performing Arts Center on the Englewood campus. 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Our Town Page 14 E/N/C The Sun /Thursday, March 26, 2015 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Check mates SUN PHOTOS BY MONICA AMAYASydney Teagarden, 14, was the overall winner at the North Port Library youth chess tournament on Saturday. Maverick Shepler, 16, a Venice High School student, reacts to a move by his opponent Saturday at the North Port Library. A Chess Club for children of all ages and skill levels meets at 2 p.m. Saturdays at the library. Cody Phillips, 7, thinks about his next move during a chess match. Cody won rst place in the 7-8-year-old age group. Courtney Sanders, 12, ponders her strategy. Daniel Munera, 13, a seventh-grader at Heron Creek Middle School, makes his move during the weekend chess tourney. Ares Brill, 7, watches her opponent’s move during Saturday’s chess tournament at the North Port Library. Ares came in second place in the 7-8-year-old category. Tyler Hastings, 10, makes a decisive move at the chess tourney on Saturday. Tyler won rst place in the 10-13 age group. Horizon gymnasts shine in state qualifier SUN PHOTOS BY TAMI GARCIATen-year-old Mia Andreae of Punta Gorda balances herself on the beam during the AAU 3rd State Qualier gymnastics meet Sunday afternoon at Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy in north Port Charlotte. Mia received rst place on oor in Interme diate Optionals. Malia Dennis, 11, of Port Charlotte, performs her routine on the beam during one of many gymnastic events at the AAU 3rd State Qualier this past weekend. Those who participated competed in the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and oor exercises. Seven-year old Addison Proa of Port Charlotte performs her routine on the uneven bars during Horizon’s recently held 2015 AAU 3rd State Qualier to qualify for the April state meet in Tampa. Addison, Intermediate Optional, had the highest bar score of 9.575. Seventy-nine gymnasts from Horizon competed during the three-day event, with 500 competitors from dierent areas around Florida, including Naples and Tampa gyms. Kalle Blizzard, 14, of North Port, concentrates as she prepares to make her dismount on the balance beam. Kalle scored into the Elite division in Level 7 with a 35.0 all around. Eleven-year-old Meghan Brown of Rotonda West keeps her eye on the high bar while performing her routine on the uneven bars. North Porter Madison Rassbach, 13, was one of 11 gymnasts from Level 7-10 representing Horizon Sunday during the AAU 3rd Quali er. Madison garnered an Elite score with 35.825 all around. Breanna Jacobs, 15, of Punta Gorda, balances herself on the high bar during her uneven bar routine. Eleven-year-old Emily Burch of North Port peers through the beam, watching her Horizon teammates perform. LEFT: Nicholette Moss, 12, of Port Charlotte, performs her routine on the uneven bars. Nicholette, Intermediate Optional, had the highest oor score of 9.625 and an all-around score of 38.025.

PAGE 15 THURSDAY MARCH 26, 2015 T he Wire INSIDE The Dow Jones industrial average fell 292.60 points, or 1.6 percent, to 17,718.54.— Page 4 — US market indexes slump Thousands of people retraced the steps of the final leg of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march. — Page 2 —March to Montgomery ends STATE NATIONAL WORLD BUSINESS WEATHER 1. US, Saudis launch Mideast airstrikes The Americans attack Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, while Saudi Arabia targets rebels in Yemen who drove out the U.S.-backed Yemeni president. See page 2.2. Report: Pilot locked out of cockpit before jet crash in Alps Audio from the voice recorder shows that after an ordinary start to the flight, one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back in, the New York Times says. See page 1.3. Bergdahl charged with desertion Experts say a lengthy prison term is unlikely for the U.S. Army sergeant, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban. See page 1.4. What drove HeinzKraft deal Execs of both companies say they expect to save $1.5 billion through moves such as combining manufac turing and distribution networks. See page 4.5. House passes spending plan The GOP-led body has already voted more than 60 times to repeal Obamacare, but for the first time since it passed, House members have a willing partner in the Senate. See page 3.6. Man impaled on police gate rescued It happened in Florida when a drugged man tried to scale a police department gate. See page 6.7. Arkansas, Oklahoma see tornadoesThe storms end a twister drought during March, when tornado season is usually ramping up in parts of the U.S. See page 2.8. Would $7M cheer you up if you were sick? A man got a winning lottery ticket in a get-well card. See page 1.9. Why bandmate is leaving One Direction Zayn Malik says he’s departing the chart-topping boy band because he wants to “to be a normal 22-year-old.” See page 2.10. Team owners poised to spice up NFL’s extra point play One possibility is moving the line of scrimmage back for PAT kicks, making them tougher. See Sports page 6.10 things to knowFORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for ve years by the Taliban, was charged Wednesday by the U.S. military with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could get life in prison if convicted. The charges are the latest development in a long and bitter debate over Bergdahl’s case. They also underscore the military and political ramications of his decision on June 30, 2009, to leave his post after expressing misgivings about the U.S. military’s role, as well as his own, in the Afghanistan war. Bergdahl, 28, was captured by the Taliban and held by members of the Haqqani network, an insurgent group tied to the Taliban that operates both in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Last May 31, Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. special forces in Afghanistan as part of an exchange for ve Taliban commanders who were imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The exchange set off a debate over whether the U.S. should have released the ve Taliban members. Little is known about what the ve have been doing in Qatar, where they are being monitored by the government. Some lawmakers have predicted that the ve would return to the battleeld. Wednesday’s announcement brought further criticism of Army: Bergdahl desertedBy ALLEN G. BREED and LOLITA C. BALDORASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERSSergeant could face life in prison if convicted AP PHOTOThis undated le image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. A U.S. ocial says Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for ve years, will be tried on charges of desertion.DESERTED | 3MIAMI — Two particularly hungry, exotic termite species apparently have found love halfway around the world and, as with so many other Florida hook-ups, the results are disturbing. Asian and Formosan subterranean termites are two of the most destruc tive termite species in the world, responsible for much of the estimated $40 billion in economic losses attributed to termites annually. Their habitat ranges overlap in lush South Florida, already home to a daunting number of invasive plant and animal species thriving where they should not. Each termite invaded Florida, probably through cargo shipments, several decades ago, but experts believed the colonies didn’t mingle because their aboveground mating swarms launched in different months. That is, until University of Florida researcher Thomas Chouvenc noticed something unusual about the termite swarms in his Fort Lauderdale neighbor hood two years ago. The two species were ying around looking for mates at the same time — and they were giving each other that look. The research is preliminary and leaves many questions Termite threat: A love storyBy JENNIFER KAYASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER AP PHOTOSThis undated photo provided by Thomas Chouvenc of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), shows a light-colored female Formosan termite, left, exhibiting mating behavior with the darker male Asian termite in Florida. The two highly destructive species may be breeding where their habitats overlap in South Florida, according to a University of Florida study published March 25, in the journal PLOS ONE. This undated photo provided by Thomas Chouvenc of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), shows damage to wood caused by Asian and Formosan termites in Florida.TERMITE | 3 NEW CITY, N.Y. — A Pennsylvania man recovering from surgery has won $7 million off a lottery ticket tucked into his getwell card. Joseph Amorese, of Easton, got the ticket from his father, who lives in the hamlet of Congers in Rockland County, N.Y. Amorese had just undergone hernia surgery. A few scratches later on the “$7 million Golden Ticket,” and he was feeling great. “I scratched the ticket and it was a good thing I was already sitting down because I was shocked. I was — and still am — in complete disbelief,” Amorese said. “I had surgery so I didn’t jump up and down, but in my mind I was jumping up and down,” the beaming winner recalled Wednesday. He sent a photo of the ticket to his dad, who agreed that it was a winner. The 46-year-old Verizon employee then called his wife, Jodi, a social worker. “I said, ‘Honey, I think we won $7 million.’ And there was silence on the other end for a long time. She was too stunned to talk,” Amorese said. Lottery ofcials presented Amorese with a ceremonial check at the dollar store in New City, N.Y., where the ticket was purchased. The new multimillionaire and his wife plan to keep their jobs.Man gets $7M lottery ticket in get-well cardBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France — The rst half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its nor malcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning over France. The last communication was a routine request to continue on its route. Minutes later, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Airbus A320 inexplicably began to descend. Within 10 minutes it had plunged from its cruising altitude of 38,000 feet to just over 6,000 feet and slammed into a remote mountainside. To nd out why, investigators have been analyzing the mangled black box that contains an audio recording from the cockpit. Remi Jouty, the head of France’s accident investigation bureau BEA, said Wednesday that it has yielded sounds and voices, but so far not the “slightest explanation” of why the plane crashed, killing all 150 on board. A newspaper report, however, suggests the audio contains intriguing information at the least: One of the pilots is heard leaving the cockpit, then banging on the door with increasing urgency in an unsuccessful attempt to get back in. “The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door and there is no answer,” The New York Times quotes an unidentied investigator as saying. “And then he hits the door stronger and no answer. There is never an answer.” Eventually, the newspaper Report: Black box shows pilot locked out of cockpitBy GREG KELLER and ELAINE GANLEYASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERSBLACK BOX | 3


Page 2 WIRE The Sun /Thursday, March 26, 2015 NATIONAL/WORLD NEWS | WORLD BRIEFSYemen’s president flees country by seaSANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi ed the country by sea Wednesday on a boat from Aden, as Shiite rebels and their allies advanced on the southern port city where he had taken refuge, captured his defense minister and seized the city’s airport. Hadi’s departure marks a dramatic turn in Yemen’s turmoil and means a decisive collapse of what was left of his rule, which the United States and Gulf allies had hoped could stabilize the chronically chaotic nation and ght al-Qaida’s branch here after the 2011 ouster of longtime autocrat Ali Abdullah Saleh. Over the past year, the Shiite rebels known as Houthis, who are believed to be supported by Iran, have battled their way out of their northern strongholds, overwhelmed the capital, Sanaa, seized province after province in the north and worked their way south. Ukraine president dismisses powerful regional governorKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president acted to quell a potential source of fresh political unrest Wednesday by dismissing the truculent billionaire governor of a region neighboring areas where ghting is still taking place between government and separatist forces. The confrontation between oil and banking tycoon Ihor Kolomoysky and the authorities has highlighted the struggle Ukraine will face in diluting the inuence of super-rich businessmen in public life. President Petro Poroshenko’s ofce said in a statement that Kolomoysky had asked overnight to be released from his duties as gover nor of Dnipropetrovsk. Syrian rebels seize ancient town near Jordanian borderBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels on Wednesday seized an ancient town near the Jordan border that is a key government stronghold, ousting Syrian soldiers and allied militiamen from the region after four days of intense battles, opposition activists and rebels said. There was no immediate comment from the government on the fall of Busra Sham, a town in southern Syria classied as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historic citadel, ruins and well-preserved Roman theater. It was once the capital of the Roman province of Arabia and a stopover on caravan routes to Mecca, according to UNESCO.New direction: 1D says Zayn Malik has left the groupLONDON (AP) — And then there were four: Zayn Malik said Wednesday he is leaving chart-topping boy band One Direction “to be a normal 22-year-old.” In an announcement that broke teenage hearts and sent social media into a tizzy, Malik’s bandmates said they were sad to see him go “but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future.” Malik, who quit the band’s world tour last week citing stress, said in a statement that his time with One Direction “has been more than I could ever have imagined.”Iran says progress has been made in nuclear talks TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s atomic energy chief said good progress has been made in nuclear negotiations with world powers, as a critical round of talks begins, the ofcial IRNA news agency reported. Ali-Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, is heading to Lausanne, Switzerland, as part of a negotiating team led by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. The negotiators are working to meet a self-imposed deadline for a preliminary agreement by the end of March. The talks are focused on an agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of harsh international economic sanctions.Ugandan official: Typhoid sickens hundredsKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An outbreak of typhoid fever has infected hundreds of people in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, and looks likely to spread as the rainy season gets underway, a senior health ofcial said on Wednesday. At least 4,000 suspected cases of typhoid fever have been reported, 400 of which have been conrmed, said Dr. Anthony Mbonye, the director of health services at Uganda’s Ministry of Health. Mbonye said the disease’s epicenter is a slum in downtown Kampala where many were sickened by contaminated water and fruit juices.Official: Boko Haram abducts hundredsABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of civilians, including many children, have been abducted and are being used as human shields by Boko Haram extremists, a top Nigerian ofcial conrmed Wednesday. The news of the mass kidnappings comes as Nigeria prepares for crucial elections on Saturday. Several hundred people were taken captive by the Islamic militants as they retreated earlier this month from Damasak in northeastern Nigeria, Mike Omeri, the Nigerian spokesman for the ght against Boko Haram, told The Associated Press Wednesday. He said he could not specify how many were taken captive but local reports say as many as 500 people were seized. When troops from Chad and Niger advanced toward Damasak, Boko Haram began taking captives, said Omeri, speaking in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.Israel’s Netanyahu tapped to form new governmentJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, struck a conciliatory tone on Wednesday as he was formally tapped to form a new government, vowing to heal rifts in Israeli society and x ties with the United States following an acrimonious election campaign. Netanyahu’s comments appeared to be aimed at repairing the damage caused by comments he made in the nal days of the campaign that strained ties with the United States and drew accusations of racism from the country’s Arab minority. WASHINGTON (AP) — At Iraq’s request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State ghters. The bombing marked a signicant expansion of the U.S. military role in Iraq. “These strikes are intended to destroy ISIL strongholds with precision, thereby saving innocent Iraqi lives while minimizing” unintended damage to civilian structures, Lt. Gen. James L. Terry, the commander of the U.S.-led campaign to defeat the Islamic State group, said in a written statement. “This will further enable Iraqi forces under Iraqi command to maneuver and defeat ISIL in the vicinity of Tikrit,” Terry said, using an acronym for the Islamic State group. Tikrit is deemed an important test of the ability of Iraq, with coalition support, to retake ground it ceded to the Islamic State last year. The U.S. initially did not provide air support in Tikrit because Baghdad pointedly chose instead to partner with Iran in a battle it predicted would yield a quick victory. In recent days, however, the Pentagon has called the Iraqi offensive “stalled.” An Associated Press correspondent in Tikrit reported hearing war planes overhead late Wednesday, followed by multiple explosions. An Iraqi commander in the city told the AP that a warehouse used to store Islamic State weapons was bombed by a U.S. plane, and a U.S. ofcial in Washington conrmed that arms warehouses were among the targets. The Iraqi commander spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss details of the airstrikes. The Washington ofcial, who also spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss military details, said there were no more than one dozen airstrikes Wednesday, and said some were conducted by U.S. allies. The ofcial had no details on the extent of allied participation, including which countries launched airstrikes. The ofcial said Wednesday’s attacks were the rst in a series that would be carried out in the days to come as the coalition coordinates with Iraqi ground troops who have encircled Tikrit but not penetrated deeply into the city. The battle for Tikrit is widely seen as a step toward the more difficult and potentially decisive battle to regain control of the larger city of Mosul. In an address to the nation Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi predicted success in Tikrit but did not say the U.S. was providing airstrikes. “We have started the final phase of the oper ation in Tikrit,” he said. “You will liberate your ground, not anyone but you,” he said in a speech to the Iraqi people. Al-Abadi praised all the groups involved in the battle against the Islamic State group, including the so-called Popular Mobilization Forces, which the U.S. calls Iranian-backed Shiite militias, and well as the Sunni tribes and coalition forces. But he fell short of confirming that the coalition is playing a direct role in Tikrit.US conducting airstrikes to help Iraq retake Tikrit, Iraq | HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE NATIONMarch to Montgomery endsMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Thousands of people marched to the Alabama Capitol on Wednesday, retracing the steps of the nal leg of the 1965 Selma-toMontgomery voting rights march. The march is the nal event in a monthlong commemoration marking the 50th anniversary of the key event of the civil rights movement. “Alabama made history for all the wrong reasons, but today Alabama is different,” Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley told the crowd. “Today is a vivid reminder of how far we have come as a state and as a nation. It is also a reminder of what happens when you never give up.” The daughters of Martin Luther King Jr. and former Alabama Gov. George Wallace were to address marchers Wednesday afternoon. Woman who had baby cut from belly released from hospitalLONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman whose unborn baby was cut from her womb by a stranger with a kitchen knife has been released from a hospital a week after the gruesome attack. The family of Michelle Wilkins, 26, said in a statement Wednesday that she is in a safe location with her partner, Dan, and faces a long and costly recovery. The baby girl she planned to name Aurora did not survive. Police say Dynel Lane, 34, lured Wilkins to her home on March 18 with a Craigslist ad offering baby clothes. Lane then beat and stabbed Wilkins and removed the unborn child. Lane was arrested at a hospital after telling her husband she had suffered a miscarriage. Pressure cooker parts, BBs, nails shown to Boston juryBOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been shown pressure cooker parts, BBs, nails and a piece of hobby fuse that were found in his apartment. The items were found four days after the 2013 terror attack, which killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Tsarnaev’s lawyers have admitted that he and his brother, Tamerlan, planted and detonated two pressure-cooker bombs near the marathon nish line. Prosecutors have said the bombs were lled with BBs, nails and other shrapnel. They have also said the bombs were made with fuses from Christmas tree lights. A string of lights was also found in the Cambridge apartment.Obama says he’s ready to sign Medicare doctor payment fixWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he’s ready to sign good bipartisan legislation to fix Medicare’s doctor payment problem, without endorsing any specific legislation. Without a fix, doctors face a 21 percent cut in Medicare fees, the consequence of a 1990s budget law that Congress has repeatedly waived. The House is expected to vote today on a bill with rare support from both top leaders in the House that would permanently fix the problem. Obama backed the idea of a fix at a White House event marking this week’s five-year anniversary of his signing the Affordable Care Act, while stopping short of backing the House compromise.1 person killed when tornadoes hit Oklahoma, ArkansasTULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say one per son is dead and multiple others are injured after tornadoes hit Oklahoma and Arkansas. Tulsa County Sheriff’s Capt. Billy McKelvey says a mobile home park near Sand Springs in the Tulsa area was nearly destroyed Wednesday. It’s not clear yet whether it was a tornado or straight-line winds that hit the mobile home park. McKelvey says one per son was killed there. He could not yet say exactly how many others were injured, but he said there were multiple injuries. Until Tuesday, when a waterspout formed over an Arkansas lake, the U.S. hadn’t had a tornado in more than a month.Oklahoma student who led racist chant to meet OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former University of Oklahoma student who led a racist chant apologized personally to the leader of Oklahoma’s Legislative Black Caucus and plans to meet with more civic leaders before speaking publicly about the incident for the rst time, a state senator said Wednesday. Sen. Anastasia Pittman, an Oklahoma City Democrat, said the student, Levi Pettit, called her personally to apologize after he and another fraternity member were caught on video earlier this month leading a chant that referenced lynching and used a racial slur to say black students would never be admitted to the university’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter. 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The Sun /Thursday, March 26, 2015 WIRE Page 3 FROM PAGE ONE CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Charlotte man who has continually irritated his neighbors by standing naked in the front door of his home has exposed a state law that local prosecutors want to change. North Carolina law says a person can’t expose himself in a place where the public has access. But CMPD spokesman Rob Tufano told The Charlotte Observer that police want to change that, making it clear that it’s unlawful for a person to expose himself if he can be seen from a public place. Capt. Rod Golding said he had met with the district attorney’s office and that there might be a way to prosecute Gerard Leeper under existing law. Golding said officers have also talked with Leeper’s family members about getting counseling for him.ODD NEWS Nude neighbor exposes law’s limit ALMANACToday is Thursday, March 26, the 85th day of 2015. There are 280 days left in the year. Today in history On March 26, 1945, during World War II, Iwo Jima was fully secured by U.S. forces following a nal, desperate attack by Japanese soldiers. Former British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, 82, died in Ty Newydd, Llanystumdwy, Wales. On this date In 1812, an earthquake devastated Caracas, Venezuela, causing an estimated 26,000 deaths, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. In 1827, composer Ludwig van Beethoven died in Vienna. In 1874, poet Robert Frost was born in San Francisco. In 1892, poet Walt Whitman died in Camden, N.J. In 1917, the Seattle Metropolitans became the rst U.S. team to win the Stanley Cup as they defeated the Montreal Canadiens. In 1934, Britain enacted a Road Trac Act reimposing a 30 mile-per-hour speed limit in “built-up areas” and requiring driving tests for new motorists. In 1958, the U.S. Army launched America’s third successful satellite, Explorer 3. In 1964, the musical play “Funny Girl,” starring Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice, opened on Broadway. In 1979, a peace treaty was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and witnessed by President Jimmy Carter at the White House. In 1982, groundbreaking ceremonies took place in Washington, D.C., for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. In 1990, “Driving Miss Daisy” won the Academy Award for best picture; its star, Jessica Tandy, was named best actress. Daniel Day-Lewis won best actor for “My Left Foot” while Oliver Stone was honored as best director for “Born on the Fourth of July.” Designer Halston died in San Francisco at age 57. In 1997, the bodies of 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate techno-religious cult who’d committed suicide were found inside a rented mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Today’s birthdays Comedian Bob Elliott is 92. Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is 85. Actor Alan Arkin is 81. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is 75. Actor James Caan is 75. Author Erica Jong is 73. Singer Diana Ross is 71. Rock singer Steven Tyler is 67. Singer and TV personality Vicki Lawrence is 66. Comedian Martin Short is 65. TV personality Leeza Gibbons is 58. Country singer Kenny Chesney is 47. Actress Keira Knightley is 30. quotes the investigator as saying: “You can hear he is trying to smash the door down.” The investigator, whom the newspaper said could not be identied because the investigation is continuing, said ofcials don’t know why the pilot left. He also does not speculate on why the other pilot didn’t open the door or make contact with ground control before the crash. Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, airlines in the U.S. don’t leave one pilot alone in the cockpit. The standard operating procedure is that if one of the pilots leaves — for example to use the bathroom — a ight attendant takes their spot in the cockpit. It was not immediately clear if European airlines have adopted the same practice. The names of the pilots have not been released. French officials gave no details from the recording on Wednesday, insisting the cause of the crash remained a mystery. They said the descent was gradual enough to suggest the plane was under the control of its navigators. “At this point, there is no explanation,” Jouty said. “One doesn’t imagine that the pilot consciously sends his plane into a mountain.” Jouty said “sounds and voices” were registered on the digital audio le recovered from the rst black box. But he did not divulge the contents, insisting days or weeks will be needed to decipher them. “There’s work of under standing voices, sounds, alarms, attribution of different voices,” the BEA chief said. Confusion surrounded the fate of the second black box. French President Francois Hollande said the casing of the ight data recorder had been found in the scattered debris, but was missing the memory card that captures 25 hours’ worth of information on the position and condition of almost every major part in a plane. Jouty refused to conrm the discovery. French ofcials said terrorism appeared unlikely and Germany’s top security ofcial said there was no evidence of foul play. As authorities struggled to unravel the puzzle, Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy converged on the remote accident site to pay their respects to the dead — mostly German and Spanish citizens among at least 17 nationalities. “This is a true tragedy, and the visit here has shown us that,” Merkel said after she and Hollande overew the desolate craggy mountainside. Helicopters ferried in rescue workers and other personnel throughout the day. More than 600 rescue and security workers and aviation investigators were on-site, French ofcials said. Germanwings CEO Thomas Winkelmann said the airline was in the process of contacting victims’ families. He said the 144 passengers and six crew members included 72 Germans, 35 Spaniards, three Americans and two people each from Australia, Argentina, Iran, Venezuela, and one person each from Britain, the Netherlands, Colombia, Mexico, Japan, Denmark, Belgium and Israel. The three Americans included a mother and daughter, the U.S. State Department said. Some of the victims may have had dual nationalities; Spain’s government said 51 citizens had died in the crash. Two babies, two opera singers and 16 German high school students and their teachers returning from an exchange program in Spain were among those who lost their lives.BLACK BOXFROM PAGE 1 unanswered, but the idea of a hybrid termite carrying the destructive capabilities of two invasive species worries experts. “That’s big news,” said Matthew Messenger, an entomologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “They’re two bad ones, too.” Chouvenc is the lead author of a study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE detailing observations of Asian and Formosan ter mite swarms in downtown Fort Lauderdale and then in a lab at UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. In the eld, including Chouvenc’s own yard, researchers documented the two species swarming at the same time and in the same places. The same behavior was documented again last year, and Chouvenc said he’s seeing it again this spring. “What we didn’t expect to see was when they’re in the same place at the same time, we saw the male Asian subterranean termites looking for the female Formosan termites in the eld,” Chouvenc said. “When we put them in vials and brought them back to the lab, to our biggest surprise they started laying eggs and the eggs started growing.” The resulting “hybrid” colony in the lab grew more vigorously than colonies produced by either species alone, researchers said. Genetic analysis conrmed they were looking at a hybrid species. Similar hybridization has been documented in invasive bee and re ant species, but not in termites. The two termite species also are found together on the island of Oahu in Hawaii and in Taiwan, but the simultaneous swarms and hybridization found in Florida appears to be a new phenomenon. It’s still unknown whether a hybrid colony has survived in the wild in Fort Lauderdale, or whether the hybrids bred in the lab can reproduce. Female termites can lay millions of eggs, but it takes ve to eight years for a colony to produce the mature adults that y in the mating swarms. “Let’s keep our ngers crossed that they’re not able (to reproduce) and that they’re donkey ter mites,” said Messenger, who reviewed the data but did not participate in the UF study. Even if hybrid termites can’t reproduce, they could cause damage over many years. Alone, each species is a challenge to control. Their below-ground colonies are bigger than those of native termites and can be hard to nd. The Formosan termites originated in China but now are established throughout the Southeast and blamed for roughly $300 million in property damage each year in New Orleans alone. Asian termites normally found in tropical southeastern Asia have spread to Brazil, the Caribbean and South Florida. Asian termites aren’t expected to spread farther north in the U.S. than South Florida because they don’t tolerate colder weather, but a hybrid might be able to thrive in a greater range than either species alone.TERMITEFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOThis undated photo provided by Thomas Chouvenc of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), shows young hybrid termite ospring eight months after the light-colored female Formosan termite, bottom right, mated with the darker male Asian termite, bottom left, in Florida. the exchange from some lawmakers, including U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas and the chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security. “President Obama endangered our national security and broke the law when he chose to negotiate with terrorists and release hardened enemy combatants from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bergdahl — who many believed at the time was a deserter,” McCaul said in a statement. The Obama administration appeared to stand by the swap. “Was it worth it? Absolutely. We have a commitment to our men and women serving overseas, or in our military, defending our national security every day, that we will do everything we can to bring them home, and that’s what we did in this case,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in an interview on Fox News. The misbehavior charge could land Bergdahl in prison for life, though some legal experts said a lengthy sentence was unlikely. He also could be dishonorably discharged and forfeit all his pay if convicted on either charge. Next, an Article 32 hear ing — similar to a civilian grand jury proceeding — will be held at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, where Bergdahl has been performing administrative duties. A date was not announced. From there, it could be referred to a court-martial and go to trial. His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment. After a lengthy investigation that included interviewing unit members and commanders and meetings with Bergdahl and his attorney, the case was referred to Gen. Mark Milley, who had a broad range of legal options. Milley could have decid ed not to charge Bergdahl at all, recommend administrative action or convene a court-martial on more serious offenses. Bergdahl also could have faced more serious desertion charges, though this charge does not require prosecutors to prove that he had no intention of returning to his unit. It was unlikely that prosecutors would have sought a desertion charge that carried a possible death penalty after American lives and Taliban prisoners were exchanged to get Bergdahl back, said Jeffrey K. Walker, a St. John’s University law professor, retired Air Force ofcer and former military lawyer. Still, the military could have a tough case to make, said former Army lawyer Greg Rinckey. “It’s tough to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, especially if you have someone that’s been gone for ve years and potentially may have some mental health issues at the time that the defense is going to bring up,” Rinckey said. The misbehavior charge is rarely seen in military cases, typically reserved for shameful or cowardly conduct, said Daniel Conway, a military defense lawyer and the author of a forthcoming book on military crimes. Conway said he wouldn’t expect the Army to seek much prison time for Bergdahl because of his time as a Taliban captive, but ofcials needed to prosecute the case because a conviction means Bergdahl cannot collect special compensation as a prisoner of war.DESERTEDFROM PAGE 1 WASHINGTON (AP) — Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate decits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. Final passage, 228199, came shortly after Republicans bumped up recommended defense spending to levels proposed by President Barack Obama. Much of the budget’s savings would come from Medicaid, food stamps and welfare, programs that aid the low-income, although details were sketchy. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., chairman of the House Budget Committee, called the plan a “balanced budget for a stronger America” — and one that would “get this economy rolling again.” Democrats rebutted that the GOP numbers didn’t add up and called their policies wrong-headed. “People who are running in place today are not going to be moving forward under the Republican budget, they’re going to be falling back,” said Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland. The Republicancontrolled Senate is likely to approve its version of a budget by week’s end. The plans themselves are non-binding and do not require a presidential signature. Instead, once the House and Senate agree on a common approach, lawmakers will have to draft legislation to carry out the program that Republicans have vowed to follow in the wake of campaign victories last fall that gave them control of both houses of Congress. Still, House passage of a budget marked a significant victory for Speaker John Boehner and the GOP leadership, which have struggled mightily to overcome differences within a fractious rank and le. An equally notable second triumph appeared on the horizon. Legislation to stabilize the system of payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients is expected to clear the House Thursday, and Obama’s declaration of support enhanced its chances in the Senate. It includes a requirement for upper-income Medicare beneciaries to pay more for their coverage, a provision Republicans hailed as a triumph in their drive to curtail the growth of benet programs. There was nothing bipartisan about the budget debate, though. Republicans supported it, 228-17, while all 182 Democrats who voted were opposed. The House plan calls for $5.4 trillion in deficit reduction over a decade, including about $2 trillion from repeal of the law known as Obamacare. Nearly $1 trillion would be saved from Medicaid and CHIP, health care programs for the low-income, and $1 billion from other unspecified benefit programs. Another $500 billion would come from general government programs that already have been squeezed in recent years by deficit-reduction agreements between Congress and the White House.GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits


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In a typical transaction, the money you stand to gain from making smart moves — or lose from making poor ones — can be substantial, from 11 to 20 percent of a home’s value, according to the survey. Consumer Reports’ offers the following advice. Homebuying blunders Rushing into a deal. One of the more costly mistakes homebuyers make is agreeing to too high a price on a home. A related mistake is overestimating one’s knowledge of the real estate market. Take your time, go see lots of homes and get a good idea of the local price scale. Biting off more than you can chew. Don’t underestimate the costs of homeownership. It’s not enough to calculate the monthly mortgage. You also need to factor in your closing costs and all of the additional fees. Many of the fees are negotiable, such as the home inspector’s fee and your attorney’s fee. And find out what the current homeowner pays for utilities, taxes and other monthly costs. Failing to upgrade your credit score. To get the most favorable rate on a loan, you have to have a strong credit profile, and that means a credit score of at least 740, says Greg Mcbride, chief financial analyst for Don’t wait until the last minute to scrutinize your credit reports and make any necessary changes to improve your profile. Not shopping around for a mortgage. When shopping for that mortgage, sticking with your regular bank could be costly. Approach several lenders, including banks and credit unions. You can search for national deals on Skipping the home inspection. Be present during the inspection to learn about any costly repairs that might be needed and to get basic info on the home, such as where the electrical panel is and where you shut off the water. A home inspector can also point out repairs that will need to be done in the next few years. Seller slipups Overpricing your home. This is the most costly mistake, cited by 43 percent of surveyed agents. “If you price it too high, it will just sit on the market, agents will stop showing it and buyers will assume there’s something wrong with it,” says Jeanette Cook, a real estate agent in Burlingame Hills, Calif., a suburb of San Francisco. “You may have to drop the price far below what you think it’s worth just to entice people to look at it again.” Overpaying the commission. Unless your agent is a close relative or friend, he or she will charge a commission, or per centage of the sale price, and may even lead you to believe that the fee is inflexible. But, in fact, 63 percent of the real estate agents in Consumer Reports’ survey admitted that they negotiate their fees at least half of the time. Hiring the first agent you meet. Selling a home is one of the biggest financial transactions most people make, so you need to have someone you trust. Ask friends and family for recommenda tions and meet with at least three candidates. Check references from at least three recent clients. Neglecting to do a Google search for your address. Make sure nothing negative comes up, such as an old lawsuit or public records that have inaccurate information about your home’s number of bedrooms, say. Also check your home’s street view on Google Maps. Putting your home on the market before it’s ready. Don’t put the “for sale” sign on your lawn until it’s show time. With 92 percent of homebuyers using the Internet as part of their search, according to the National Association of Realtors, photos are key. Home-sale mistakes that cost you money NEW YORK (AP) — Investors dumped high-ying technology and biotech companies and sent the stock market down for a third straight day Wednesday. Major indexes drifted lower in early trading, following news that or ders for long-lasting U.S. goods sank last month. The selling gathered strength in the afternoon, with companies like Avago Technologies and Skyworks Solutions losing the most. Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Avalon Partners, a New York brokerage, said the market’s fall was driven by big investors selling some of their winnings before the rst quarter closes next week. The drop in factory orders also raised concerns that a slowdown in economic activity could continue. “A weak rst quarter could spill into the second quarter,” Cardillo said, “and that probably leads to a poor earnings season.” The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 30.45 points, or 1.5 percent, to 2,061.05. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 292.60 points, or 1.6 percent, to 17,718.54, while the Nasdaq composite fell 118.21 points, or 2.4 percent, to 4,876.52. It was the worst day for stocks since March 10, when speculation over the Federal Reserve’s plans to raise interest rates helped knock the S&P 500 down 1.7 percent. Jack Ablin, chief investment ofcer at BMO Private Bank, said he thinks it’s going to be tough for the market to sustain a strong run higher. Major indexes still trade near record highs reached at the start of the month, even though analysts expect earnings to shrink in the rst half of the year. That makes the typical stock look pricey. “We’re going to have a difficult time continuing to make new highs if the underlying economy isn’t following the direction of the market,” he said. “At some point we’re going to hit the inter section of reality and expectations.”US market indexes slump NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft and create one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies. The deal would bring together an array of longtime staples in American kitchens, including Oscar Mayer lunchmeats, Jell-O desserts, Miracle Whip spreads, Ore-Ida potatoes and Smart Ones diet foods. The combination of the two companies — each more than a century old — was engineered by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Brazilian investment rm 3G Capital, which teamed up just two years ago to buy Heinz. While shoppers are not expected to see any major changes, the creation of The Kraft Heinz Co. reects the pressures facing some of the biggest packaged food makers in the U.S. As consumers increasingly migrate away from popular packaged foods in favor of options they consider less processed, companies including Campbell Soup, General Mills and Kellogg have been slashing costs or striking deals to update their products offerings. The Heinz-Kraft deal is in many ways just the latest example of that, although Buffett noted that the two companies still have a strong base of customers. “I think the tastes Kraft and Heinz appeal to are pretty enduring,” he said in a telephone call to the business news channel CNBC. Still, the early plans outlined by Kraft and Heinz executives in a conference call Wednesday focused largely on the savings that would be achieved through the deal, rather than the potential for sales growth in North America. They said they expect to save $1.5 billion through moves such as combining manufacturing and distribution networks. James Angel, an associate professor of nance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, said that will probably result in job losses. “Even though it is painful for the people involved, those resources will be freed up for other, potentially more productive, uses,” he said.HJ Heinz to buy Kraft


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Page 6 WIRE The Sun /Thursday, March 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 : 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme. RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature 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: 03/26/15667686878579 TODAY A.M. fog then partly cloudy85 / 6925% chance of rainMostly cloudy; breezy, rain81 / 5540% chance of rain FRIDAY Sunny, breezy and not as warm70 / 4910% chance of rain SATURDAY Pleasant with plenty of sunshine74 / 500% chance of rain SUNDAY Pleasant with plenty of sunshine78 / 560% 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 0.76” Normal month to date 2.68” Year to date 4.99” Normal year to date 6.91” Record 2.70” (1970) High/Low 85/59 Normal High/Low 81/58 Record High 89 (2002) Record Low 40 (1968) Today Fri. Today Fri. Today Fri.Apalachicola 79 65 pc 75 48 t Bradenton 83 71 pc 78 59 t Clearwater 83 71 pc 77 59 t Coral Springs 85 73 t 88 61 t Daytona Beach 84 65 pc 77 52 t Fort Lauderdale 83 74 t 86 63 t Fort Myers 87 71 pc 83 59 t Fort Pierce 83 68 c 84 55 t Gainesville 83 64 pc 73 45 t Jacksonville 80 62 pc 73 45 t Key Largo 84 76 t 86 67 t Key West 85 76 sh 84 71 s Kissimmee 86 69 pc 78 54 t Lakeland 85 67 pc 76 52 t Melbourne 84 69 c 81 55 t Miami 85 75 t 88 65 t Naples 87 73 pc 84 62 t Ocala 85 65 pc 75 46 t Okeechobee 85 68 c 84 52 t Orlando 86 69 pc 79 54 t Panama City 76 60 pc 67 49 pc Pensacola 76 53 sh 68 45 pc Pompano Beach 84 74 t 85 62 t St. Augustine 79 64 pc 73 49 t St. Petersburg 84 70 pc 78 59 t Sanford 85 66 pc 77 52 t Sarasota 83 70 pc 79 58 t Tallahassee 79 64 pc 71 43 t Tampa 84 70 pc 78 58 t Titusville 83 67 c 80 53 t Vero Beach 84 68 c 83 55 t West Palm Beach 86 72 t 86 61 t Winter Haven 87 69 pc 78 54 tToday 7:41p 3:25a ----Fri. 8:53p 4:41a ----Today 6:18p 1:41a ----Fri. 7:30p 2:57a ----Today 5:23p 12:02a ----Fri. 6:35p 1:18a ----Today 8:13p 3:54a ----Fri. 9:25p 5:10a ----Today 4:33p 12:20a ----Fri. 5:45p 1:36a ----S 7-14 1-2 Light SSE 7-14 1-2 Light 85/69 86/69 87/70 87/71 86/69 85/68 87/70 86/69 87/70 84/70 83/71 85/74 83/71 87/71 86/70 87/69 87/70 85/70 86/69 85/68 87/69 85/68 85/69 84/70 85/69 82/72 84/71 83/70 86/69 84/71 83/71 85/68 83/70 83/71 83/73 87/72 87/7177 Pollen Index readings as of Wednesday Today Fri. Today Fri. Today Fri. Today Fri.Albuquerque 63 38 s 73 44 s Anchorage 45 34 pc 46 30 sh Atlanta 77 46 t 61 37 pc Baltimore 72 42 sh 52 33 c Billings 64 44 pc 73 49 c Birmingham 76 41 t 57 35 pc Boise 65 43 s 75 49 s Boston 51 39 sh 48 31 c Buffalo 41 28 sn 33 18 sf Burlington, VT 50 29 r 39 17 sf Charleston, WV 70 33 r 47 26 c Charlotte 78 51 r 57 35 sh Chicago 43 24 c 32 20 pc Cincinnati 47 30 r 41 23 c Cleveland 40 25 sn 32 17 sf Columbia, SC 82 61 sh 62 40 sh Columbus, OH 44 27 r 38 20 c Concord, NH 50 35 r 47 26 c Dallas 64 45 pc 70 48 s Denver 61 37 c 71 44 pc Des Moines 49 26 pc 44 29 pc Detroit 48 25 r 35 20 sf Duluth 34 11 sf 32 17 s Fairbanks 43 22 pc 45 16 c Fargo 37 16 pc 38 27 sn Hartford 50 38 sh 51 31 pc Helena 64 41 pc 74 43 pc Honolulu 81 70 pc 83 71 pc Houston 67 48 t 75 52 s Indianapolis 45 29 r 39 20 c Jackson, MS 72 39 t 62 39 pc Kansas City 53 31 s 50 33 pc Knoxville 73 39 t 52 31 c Las Vegas 80 57 s 86 60 s Los Angeles 94 63 s 94 63 s Louisville 53 33 r 47 24 c Memphis 61 38 r 54 35 pc Milwaukee 42 21 c 31 20 pc Minneapolis 39 20 pc 35 23 s Montgomery 78 49 sh 63 38 pc Nashville 68 36 r 53 28 c New Orleans 74 52 t 69 52 pc New York City 61 44 r 52 33 pc Norfolk, VA 75 49 t 51 38 sh Oklahoma City 62 42 s 64 44 pc Omaha 50 25 s 49 31 c Philadelphia 68 44 r 53 36 pc Phoenix 89 62 s 92 64 s Pittsburgh 51 30 r 40 23 c Portland, ME 50 36 r 49 28 c Portland, OR 73 47 s 69 48 s Providence 54 41 sh 51 32 pc Raleigh 77 51 sh 53 34 sh Salt Lake City 62 42 pc 71 48 pc St. Louis 52 34 pc 48 28 pc San Antonio 69 44 c 77 54 s San Diego 88 62 s 86 63 s San Francisco 73 54 s 67 54 s Seattle 66 49 pc 65 49 pc Washington, DC 76 47 sh 54 38 c Amsterdam 45 40 sh 48 36 pc Baghdad 76 53 s 81 54 s Beijing 70 46 s 70 53 c Berlin 50 38 sh 50 37 c Buenos Aires 72 54 s 72 56 s Cairo 84 67 pc 96 72 pc Calgary 63 37 pc 66 41 pc Cancun 87 73 pc 88 70 t Dublin 50 32 pc 49 41 sh Edmonton 45 31 c 52 36 pc Halifax 40 35 r 42 26 r Kiev 55 40 pc 58 46 pc London 54 36 sh 50 43 sh Madrid 55 41 pc 66 40 pc Mexico City 75 51 t 68 49 t Montreal 44 28 r 35 15 sf Ottawa 41 25 r 30 8 sf Paris 48 36 sh 53 44 sh Regina 34 28 c 42 25 pc Rio de Janeiro 87 73 s 87 73 pc Rome 64 50 c 67 47 pc St. John’s 37 30 pc 43 30 r San Juan 85 74 s 86 75 s Sydney 80 59 s 77 59 s Tokyo 55 44 s 61 48 s Toronto 41 27 sn 34 15 sf Vancouver 59 45 c 58 45 r Winnipeg 26 10 s 32 20 pc 85/70High ..................... 91 at Thermal, CALow ............... -5 at Clayton Lake, MEFt. Myers 87/71 part cldy none Punta Gorda 87/69 part cldy none Sarasota 83/70 part cldy none First Mar 27 Full Apr 4 Last Apr 11 New Apr 18 Today 12:29 p.m. 1:21 a.m. Friday 1:20 p.m. 2:13 a.m. Today 7:26 a.m. 7:42 p.m. Friday 7:25 a.m. 7:43 p.m. Today 12:09p 5:56a ---6:22p Fri. 12:37a 6:48a 1:01p 7:13p Sat. 1:24a 7:36a 1:48p 8:00p(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday) MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2015 2014 Avg. Record/YearJan. 0.64 3.67 1.80 7.07/1979 Feb. 3.59 1.24 2.43 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.76 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 4.99 52.12 50.65 (since 1931)Totals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. STATE NEWS/WEATHER FORT LAUDERDALE — For 20 minutes a man hung, skewered through the crotch by a foot-long spike atop a security gate at the Fort Lauderdale Police Department while a quick-thinking crew devised a plan for his delicate and complicated rescue. The man was cut free, and with the fence still piercing his mid-section was rushed by ambulance to Broward Health Medical Center. He survived and has remained hospitalized since the Sunday evening incident, Fort Lauderdale Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Heiser said Wednesday. “So many things could have gone wrong,” Heiser said. “It was really good teamwork. They got him off the fence fast.” The cringe-inducing episode was set into motion about 8:20 p.m. Sunday when the man tried to scale a 10-foot electronic rolling gate surrounding the police department’s parking lot, Heiser said. Because the Fort Lauderdale police records department is closed on Wednesdays, the incident report listing the man’s name and age could not be obtained for this article. When the man mounted the gate, he fell onto one of the 14-inch security spikes that line the top. The wroughtiron spike pierced the man’s crotch and exited through his buttocks, Heiser said. Fort Lauderdale firefighters who were on hand refueling a truck heard the man’s screams and then saw him impaled atop the fence. “He was hanging there with his legs on one side and the rest of his body on the other,” Heiser said. Before he tried to climb the fence, the man had told nearby police officers he was high on Flakka, Heiser said. Flakka is a fairly new street drug laced with heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and pyr rolidinovalerophenone (or PVP-Alpha), court records show. It induces paranoia, psychosis and extreme combativeness, drug experts say. “The only people I’ve seen on it are in the back of an ambulance or at the morgue,” Heiser said. “It’s just a nasty, nasty drug that turns people into nasty people and dangerous people.” First responders have been “seeing more of it,” Heiser said. “We’re trying to track it with police to see if there’s an increase in usage. We report every inci dent to Fort Lauderdale police.” The fact that he was on a drug does not answer the question of why he was trying to break into the police yard. The man remained conscious and rather calm throughout the harrowing rescue, Heiser said. Because the man was stuck atop an automated entrance gate that could be activated by the weight of a vehicle, a police officer clipped his handcuffs around the gate to prevent it from accidentally opening. “That was quick thinking,” Heiser said. “It very likely saved the guy’s life. Any sudden movement could have severed arteries or veins.” The crew next supported the man to ensure that his body would not move as they worked to cut free the section of the fence that was skewering his midsection. “They had to build two tables — one on each side — so he didn’t fall,” Heiser said. “Basically his mid-section was a fulcrum and any weight change on either side had to have been excruciating.” To ensure the circular saw used to cut the fence didn’t heat up the metal and burn the man, they wrapped ice packs and wet cool towels around it, Heiser said. With the fence still in him, he was placed on a stretcher and rushed to a hospital. “It was a very delicate ride to the hospital,” Heiser said. “You think it’s bad enough to have a fence impaled in you, but then if you don’t have people skilled enough and trained to treat you properly, you’re one sneeze away from possibly bleeding to death.”Police rescue man impaled atop gateBy TONYA ALANEZ and EMILY MILLER SUN-SENTINEL WRITERS | HEADLINE NEWS FROM AROUND THE STATEHouse looks to hold down higher-ed costsTALLAHASSEE (New Service of Florida) — Following the lead of Gov. Rick Scott, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill designed to help hold down costs for students at state colleges and universities. The bill (PCB HEWS 15-01) received unanimous support from the House Higher Education & Workforce Subcommittee after little discussion. Among other things, the bill would remove part of state law that allows the university system’s Board of Governors to delegate tuition decisions in graduate and professional programs to trustees at individual universities. The bill would leave that tuition-setting author ity with the Board of Governors. The measure also would take a series of steps to try to rein in the costs of textbooks. As an example, it would require that textbooks and other instructional materials be adopted with enough lead time to help maximize the availability of cheaper used textbooks. Scott has made one of his top priorities the cost of higher education, including pushing a proposed sales-tax exemption for textbooks.Tampa residents, alarmed at surging gun violenceTAMPA (AP) — Police and neighborhood activists in Tampa say there’s been an alarming surge in gun violence. Twice as many people have been shot to death in Tampa in 2015 than in the rst three months of last year. The violence has included 15 homicides, compared with just seven in the same period last year. A small crowd gathered Tuesday outside Tampa Police headquarters for an anti-violence rally. Police Chief Jane Castor says there’s been a total of 164 gun crimes at this time last year compared to 235 this year, and homicides have more than doubled from seven to 15 over the same time period. The Tampa Bay Times reports that three teenage boys died in separate shootings in the last two weeks.Calls to hotline warned now-dead boy was abusedFORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — Child welfare ofcials were warned three times about possible abuse or neglect regarding a 3-year-old Hollywood boy whose body was found hidden last week in his father’s home. The Department of Children and Families released a report Wednesday revealing that someone called the child abuse hotline last year concerned that Ahziya Osceola had bumps and bruises and complained of a sore bottom. He was examined but a doctor couldn’t determine whether his bruised rectum was from constipation or sexual abuse. The child lived with his father and stepmother after his mother was arrested for child neglect. A DCF report says the child was found wander ing a hotel alone while his mother was passed out. His stepmother checked herself into a psychiatric ward Friday after Osceola’s siblings were taken from her home. An investigation continues.Man held on $1M bond in purse snatching caseGAINESVILLE (AP) — Bond has been set at $1 million for a 49-yearold accused of snatching a purse in Gainesville. Police say Garnet Mintz was already out on a $10,000 bond when he was arrested Monday. He’s accused of stealing a $1,500 purse from a vehicle. The victim told police she saw Mintz in her car and told him to leave. He ran, taking the purse with him. Police say she caught up with him. He threw her to ground, along with the contents of the purse. A police ofcer eventually caught up with Mintz, who was arrested on a robbery charge. The Gainesville Sun reports Mintz has faced more than 100 criminal cases in 30 years and has served six prison terms.Police: Dad drove into pond to kill familyKISSIMMEE (AP) — Police say a crash that killed a man, his girlfriend and their two young children late last year was not an accident. Kissimmee police said Wednesday that 25-yearold Ulysses Montero committed suicide when he drove his car into a retention pond on the Valencia College’s Osceola campus on Dec. 23. Also killed were 24-year-old Julie Lopez-Elias and their children, 4-year-old Julissa and 5-day-old Dlias.


SPORTSThursday, March 26, 2015 @ S unCoastSports SunCoastSportsNow .com Sports Editor: Mark Lawrence INDEX | Lottery 2 | Golf 2 | NBA 2 | College basketball 3 | Baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Preps 6 | NFL 6 | NHL 6 AP PHOTOTampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Andriese (35) delivers against the Minnesota Twins during a spring training game Wednesday in Fort Myer. Andriese is one of the candidates for a spot in the Rays’ rotation.Tough to read and tougher to hitFORT MYERS — Kevin Cash needed help from Charlie Montoyo last Friday. The manager knew how Matt Andriese fared against the Toronto Blue Jays — he gave up two runs on three hits over 3 23 innings — but he had no idea how the young pitcher felt about his performance. “‘Is he happy right now? Is he going to smile?’” Cash asked the Rays’ third base coach, who managed Andriese at Triple-A Durham last season. “You can not read that face for nothing, man.” Andriese is among the group of pitchers competing for one of the vacant spots in the Rays’ opening day rotation, but you would hardly know it by talking to him. The 25-year-old has never pitched in the majors, but he speaks like someone who’s been doing it for years.By JOSH VITALESPORTS WRITERAndriese making a case for spot in starting rotation MLB: Tampa BayANDRIESE | 4 TODAYN.Y. Yankees vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m.INSIDEBeckham has opportunity, Page 4 Monday’s linescores, Page 5AP PHOTOXavier ‘s Matt Stainbrook, left, knocks the ball out of the hands of Georgia State’s Markus Crider during the rst half of an NCAA Tournament regional quarternal on Saturday in Jacksonville. The Musketeers are one of six teams in the Sweet 16 with 10 or more losses. The NCAA Tournament has never had so many teams with so many losses make it so far. Six of the regional seminalists have 10 or more losses, including three with 13. The reaction around college basketball has been a collective shrug. There simply are more opportunities to lose nowadays. That’s because teams are playing more regular-sea son games than ever, and top programs are trying to schedule mostly high-caliber nonconference opponents which can enhance their resumes for NCAA Tournament selection and seeding. “There was a time years and years ago where you’d feel like if you had 20 wins you’d get in the tournament,” North Carolina State coach Mike Gottfried said. “Now it comes down to who you schedule. You may lose some games because you’re playing a difcult nonconference schedule. And then in our league, it’s tough night in and night out with 18 games in the ACC.” Gottfried’s Wolfpack, Xavier and UCLA all have 13 losses heading into this You can win for losingBy ERIC OLSONASSOCIATED PRESSSix teams make it to Sweet 16 with double-digit defeats COLLEGE BASKETBALL: NCAA Tournament REGIONAL SEMIFINALSTONIGHT’S GAMES MIDWEST Wichita State (30-4) vs. Notre Dame (31-5), 7:15 p.m. Kentucky (36-0) vs. West Virginia (25-9), 9:45 p.m. WEST Wisconsin (33-3) vs. North Carolina (26-11), 7:47 p.m.Arizona (33-3) vs. Xavier (23-13), 10:17 p.m. FRIDAY’S GAMESEASTN.C. State (22-13) vs. Louisville (26-8), 7:37p.m.Michigan State (25-11) vs. Oklahoma (24-10), 10:07 p.m. SOUTH UCLA (22-13) vs. Gonzaga (34-2), 7:15 p.m. Duke (31-4) vs. Utah (26-8), 9:45 p.m.DEFEATS | 3 Marinola powers Mantas to title By GARY BROWNSUN CORRESPONDENTMURDOCK — Anthony Marinola was at his best when it was needed in the Charlotte County boys weightlifting championships Wednesday at Port Charlotte High School. The Lemon Bay High School senior, who won the state 1A championship last season at 154 pounds, won the 169-pound class with a 645-pound total (a personal best) to help the Manta Rays win the county championship with 46 points. Charlotte High School took second with 36 points and Port Charlotte High School took third with 26. Marinola set a personal best in the bench press (345 pounds) and 300 pounds in the clean and jerk. He tried lifting 315 pounds in the clean and jerk but couldn’t quite manage it. “I’m aiming for a 675-pound total (at the state meet),” Marinola said. “I want to go 355 in the bench press and 320 in the clean and jerk.” Marinola hasn’t lost since he nished second in the state meet two years ago. He’s undefeated this season, winning easily in all of his meets so far. He’ll compete in the 154-pound division at the state meet again this season. Last season he won the state championship easily with a 625-pound total. BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING: Charlotte County ChampionshipTITLE | 6 UP NEXTCharlotte, Port Charlotte:At District 2A-7 championship, Charlotte, Tuesday, 2 p.m. Lemon Bay:At District 1A-8 championship, Charlotte, April 2, 4:30 p.m. One run plenty for TarponsENGLEWOOD — Charlotte High sophomore Julie Dedrick pitched a three-hit shutout as the Tarpons defeated Lemon Bay 1-0 in a non-district softball contest Wednesday night. Dedrick retired the rst 11 batters before giving up her rst hit and never allowed a Lemon Bay runner to reach second base. “It was two teams battling it out who are two good teams, and a good pitching duel,” said Charlotte coach Greg Higgins. “From our standpoint, we left a lot of runners stranded that we need to score. But I was really pleased with our pitching and defense.” Dedrick didn’t strike out a batter, but only allowed ve balls to be hit out of the ineld all night as she defeated the Mantas for the second time this season. “She (Dedrick) is denitely a playmaker and she gets up for good teams,” said Higgins. “I wouldn’t say it was the best game I’ve pitched all year, but it felt really good,” said Dedrick. “I’m really proud of my whole team. We made plays when we needed to and we came out here to win tonight. My pitches were working tonight and that’s all I could hope for. They were going where they needed to go. I wasn’t always getting the corner calls, but when I did it was needed.” Lemon Bay’s Ashton Werden was almost as good, scattering ve hits over six innings, but gave up the only run of the game in the top of the rst inning. Kaylee Brannon hit a one-out double, advanced to third, and scored on Taylor Kirkus’s grounder to second. The Tarpons left nine runners on base, while the Mantas base runners were few and far between. And when Dedrick walked Summer Jones to lead off the bottom of the seventh, she By BRUCE ROBINSSUN CORRESPONDENTDedrick spins a gem to win pitcher’s duel PREP SOFTBALL: Charlotte 1, Lemon Bay 0 SUN PHOTO BY JENNIFER BRUNOCharlotte’s Abby Hayse throws the ball to rst base to attempt an out against Lemon Bay. Charlotte defeated Lemon Bay 1-0. DEDRICK | 6 UP NEXTLemon Bay: At Sebring, Friday, 7 p.m. Charlotte: Vs. Sarasota, Tuesday, 7 p.m.


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To report an error, call the sports department at 941-206-1175 or email How to Submit a story idea: Email or call Mark Lawrence 941-206-1175. Email or voice message must contain name, address and phone number. Submit local golf scores: Email scores to Scores appear in the weekly Heralds. Report a high school result: Call 877-818-6204 or 941-206-1126 by 10:30 p.m. the day the event is held. | THIS WEEK ON TRACKSPRINT CUPSTP 500 Site: Martinsville, Virginia. Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, noon-1:30 p.m.), quali fying (Fox Sports 1, 4:30-6 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 10-11 a.m., 1:30-2 p.m.); Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.). Track: Martinsville Speedway (oval, 0.526 miles). Race distance: 263 miles, 500 laps. Last year: Kurt Busch raced to the last of his 25 victories. Fast facts: Kevin Harvick was second at Fontana after winning the previous two weeks at Las Vegas and Phoenix. The defending series champion has four victories and four second-place finishes in his last eight races. Richard Petty set the record of 11 straight top-two finishes in 1975. ... Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the October race for his first victory at the track. Hendrick teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon each have eight Martinsville victories. ... Xfinity Series champion Chase Elliott is making his series debut. ... Petty won a record 15 times at Martinsville, the only remaining venue from NASCAR’s inaugural 1949 season. Next race: Duck Commander 500, April 11, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas. Online: http:www.nascar.comCAMPING WORLD TRUCKKROGER 250 Site: Martinsville, Virginia. Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 10 a.m.-noon, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 3-4:30 p.m.); Saturday, qual ifying (Fox Sports 1, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), race, 2:30 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, 2-5 p.m.). Track: Martinsville Speedway (oval, 0.526 miles). Race distance: 131.5 miles, 250 laps. Last year: Matt Crafton won the rain-delayed race. Darrell Wallace Jr. was second. Fast facts: The race is the third of the season. Tyler Reddick won the opener at Daytona. ... JR Motor sports is making its series debut, with 17-year-old Cole Custer driving the No. 00 Chevrolet. He won in September at New Hampshire at a record 16 years, 7 months, 28 days. ... Erik Jones (No. 4), Daniel Suarez (No. 51) and Justin Boston (No. 54) are driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Busch is sidelined after breaking his right leg and left foot in a wreck in the Xfinity race at Daytona. ... Wallace won in October at the track the last two years. Next race: Kansas 250, May 8, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas. Online: http:www.nascar.comVERIZON INDYCARFIRESTONE GP OF ST. PETERS BURG Site: St. Petersburg Schedule: Friday, practice; Saturday, practice, qualifying; Sunday, race, 3:20 p.m. (ABC, 3-6 p.m.). Track: Streets of St. Petersburg (street course, 1.8 miles). Race distance: 198 miles, 110 laps. Last year: Team Penske’s Will Power won the opener for the first of his three 2014 victories en route to the season title. Fast facts: Power also won the 2010 race. ... Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves won at the track in 2006, 2007 and 2012. ... Simona de Silvestro is driving for Andretti Autosport after skipping last season to pursue a Formula One career. In 2013, she was 13th in the season standings for KV Racing Technology. ... KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais teamed with Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi on Sunday to win the Twelve Hours of Sebring. ... Indy Lights champion Gabby Chaves is making his first series start, driving for Bryan Herta Autosport. Next race: Indy Grand Prix of Loui siana, April 12, NOLA Motorsports, Avondale, Louisiana. Online: http://www.indycar.comFORMULA ONEMALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX Site: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Schedule: Friday, practice (NBC Sports Network, 2-3 a.m.); Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 5-6:30 a.m.); Sunday, race, 3 a.m. (NBC Sports Network, 2:305:30 a.m., 3:30-6:30 a.m.). Track: Sepang International Circuit (road course, 3.44 miles). Race distance: 192.88 miles, 56 laps. Last year: Lewis Hamilton raced to the first of his 11 2014 victories en route to the season title. Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg was second. Fast facts: Sebastian Vettel was third in Australia in his Ferrari debut. The German driver was winless last year for Red Bull after winning 13 times in 2013 en route to his fourth straight season title. ... McLaren’s Fernando Alonso hopes to race after missing the opener following a crash in testing. Kevin Magnussen was 17th in Australia in Alonso’s place. Mercedes has won eight straight races, with Hamilton winning seven times and Rosberg once. Next race: Chinese Grand Prix, April 12, Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai. Online: http://www.formula1.comNHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACINGNHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS Site: Concord, North Carolina. Schedule: Friday, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 8-9:30 p.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN, 2-5 p.m.). Track: zMAX Dragway. Last year: Robert Hight beat John Force, Alexis DeJoria and Tim Wilk erson in the Funny Car final. Antron Brown won in Top Fuel, Sweden’s Jimmy Alund topped the Pro Stock field to become the first European winner in the series, and Andrew Hines won in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Fast facts: The event features racing in four lanes instead of the traditional two. A center wall separates the second and third lanes. The series will return to zMAX Dragway in September for the opener in the six-race Countdown to the Championship. Next event: NHRA Nationals, April 10-12, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Online: http://www.nhra.comXFINITYNext race: O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, April 10, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas. Online: SAN ANTONIO — Jordan Spieth has a couple of home games before the Masters. “I enjoy being able to drive my own car to these tournaments,” said Spieth, the 21-year Texan who lives in suburban Dallas. “I get to see a lot of friends and family who I don’t get to see a lot of the year. And then, at the same time, get ready for the Masters on a challenging track.” He will open play today in the Texas Open and also is playing next week in the Houston Open. “As a native Texan, I always like playing the Texas events,” Spieth said. “This event, in particular, gave me an exemption when I was in college. ... So, it’s a tournament that has helped launch my career and one that is close to my heart. I like being back here.” Spieth is coming off a playoff victory two weeks ago at Innisbrook. He tied for second behind Bubba Watson last year in the Masters and won the Australian Open and Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge in consecutive weeks late last year. At Innisbrook, Spieth beat Patrick Reed and Sean O’Hair with a 30-foot birdie putt on the third extra hole. “I really felt like it was coming,” said Spieth, a career-best sixth in the world ranking. “Just patient enough to pull it off. Nice to close it out on a made putt.” Spieth was 10th last year at TPC San Antonio. “He’s a superstar,” defending champion Steven Bowditch said. “He’s strong in every aspect of his game and will be a force to be reckoned with for the next 20-odd years. You break down his golf swing and you see he’s one best out here with his clubface control.” Bowditch won his rst PGA Tour title last year. The Australian closed with a 4-over 76 in windy conditions for a onestroke victory. Phil Mickelson is in the eld along with Dustin Johnson, Billy Horschel, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, area resident Jimmy Walker and Matt Every. Mickelson is winless since the 2013 British Open. Johnson is coming off victory March 8 at Doral in the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship. He played the course for the rst time Wednesday. “The golf course is great,” Johnson said. “It’s in really good shape. I like the course. I think it’s fairly tough. I think it will be a good week.” Every successfully defended his Arnold Palmer Invitational title Sunday. He made an 18-foot birdie putt on the nal hole for a one-stroke victory over Henrik Stenson. The top 50 in the world ranking after the tournament will earn spots in the Masters. Top-ranked Lydia Ko set for Kia Classic: Top-ranked Lydia Ko doesn’t want to get too far ahead of herself at the Kia Classic — a week before the first major championship of the LPGA Tour season. “I’m going to concentrate on this week first,” Ko said. The ANA Inspiration is next week in Rancho Mirage. “To play well in a major, you pretty much got to have your ‘A’ game,” Ko said. “Hopefully, if I have a good week here, I’ll bring a lot of confidence into next week. But two different courses. So you know, it’s hard to compare them course-management wise.” Ko has two worldwide victories this year, winning the tour’s Women’s Australian Open and the Ladies European Tour’s New Zealand Women’s Open in consecutive weeks. The 17-year-old New Zealander has 10 straight top-10 finishes and has broken par in her last 24 LPGA Tour rounds and 27 worldwide. She has six LPGA Tour victories and 10 worldwide wins in pro events. Ko will play alongside defending champion Anna Nordqvist and Lizette Salas in the first two rounds at Aviara Golf Club. Last year, Nordqvist won the second of her two 2014 titles. The Swede closed with her second straight 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory.Jordan Spieth right at home in Texas Open GOLF: PGA TourLone Star native enjoys home state tour swingBy TIM PRICEASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO — Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Jeff Teague added 16 points, despite spraining his left ankle in the rst quarter. The Hawks trailed by 13 in the rst half, but outscored the Magic 2712 in the fourth quarter. Elfrid Payton led the Magic with 19 points and nine rebounds. Victor Oladipo and Nik Vucevic added 16 points apiece. Orlando had just ve turnovers in the rst half, but nished the night with 17. The Magic lost their second straight and have dropped eight of their last nine. Heat 93, Celtics 86: At Boston, Goran Dragic had 22 points and seven assists and banged-up Miami beat Boston. Luol Deng added 15 points for Miami, and Udonis Haslem had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Henry Walker and Tyler Johnson also scored 12 points apiece. Miami played without Dwyane Wade, Hassan Whiteside and Chris Andersen due to injuries, but bounced back quite nicely from Tuesday night’s 89-88 loss at Milwaukee. The Heat blew a 14-point lead in the final 6 1/2 minutes against the Bucks. Miami has won four of six and is seventh in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Jae Crowder scored 16 points for the Celtics. Nets 91. Hornets 88: At Charlotte, N.C., Brook Lopez had 34 points and 10 rebounds and Brooklyn handed slumping Charlotte its fifth loss in six games. The 7-foot center came into the game on a tear, having scored at least 26 points in each of his last three games, including 31 on Monday night against Boston. Deron Williams had 10 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds for the Nets. Bulls 116, Raptors 103: At Toronto, Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Pau Gasol had 18 and Chicago beat Toronto. Tony Snell scored 17 points to help the Bulls move 1 1/2 games ahead of the Raptors for third place in the Eastern Conference. Aaron Brooks had 16 points, and Nikola Mirotic finished with 15. Clippers 111, Knicks 80: At New York, DeAndre Jordan raised the NBA’s best shooting percentage above 71 percent by making all seven shots and scoring 14 points, and Los Angeles pounded New York. Shooting all night from either right at or above the rim — and once right on top of Jason Smith — Jordan hiked his season average to .713, which would be second only to Wilt Chamberlain’s .727 in 1972-73. Pacers 103 Wizards 101: At Washington, George Hill made a driving layup with 2.7 seconds left to lift Indiana past Washington, snapping the Pacers’ six-game losing streak. Hill scored 29 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter as Indiana rallied from a 10-point deficit.BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA ROUNDUPBanged-up Heat get team effort to topple CelticsHawks get well against Magic AP PHOTOOrlando’s Victor Oladipo, right, gets o a shot over Atlanta’s Kent Bazemore, left, during the rst half of Wednesday’s game in Orlando. Atlanta won, 95-83. MAGIC AT PISTONSWHO: Orlando (22-51) at Detroit (27-44) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Amway Center, Orlando TV: Fox Sports FloridaHEAT AT HAWKSWHO: Miami (33-38) at Atlanta (54-17) WHEN: Friday, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Philips Arena, Atlanta TV: Sun Sports


The Sun /Thursday, March 26, 2015 SP Page 3 week’s games. Michigan State and North Carolina have 11 each and Oklahoma has 10. The previous record for number of Sweet 16 teams with double-digit losses was ve, last year and in 1985 and , according to STATS. The only other time there were even two 13-loss teams was 2000. The NCAA has allowed teams to play as many as 31 regular-season games since 2006-07. Before that the maximum was 28. With conference tournaments, some teams now play 34 or 35 games before the NCAA Tournament. Other factors, ESPN analyst Jay Bilas said, are that high major teams are beating each other up in conference play, and premier programs are sought out for made-forTV nonconference games. Beating a heavyweight can help a lot, and losing to one might only hurt a little in the eyes of the NCAA selection committee. N.C. State (22-13), which plays Louisville (26-8) in Syracuse, New York, on Friday, used strong nonconference schedules to get off the NCAA bubble in 2012 and 2014. This season the Wolfpack played tournament teams Boise State, Wofford, Cincinnati and Purdue before losing twice to Virginia, splitting meetings with North Carolina and beating Duke and Louisville in ACC play. Xavier (23-13), which plays Arizona (33-3) in Los Angeles tonight, lost nine games in the Big East. That conference sent six teams to the NCAA Tournament, and Xavier is the only one still standing. “I think it’s great that the Big East has been able to test us with some really tough teams,” center Matt Stainbrook said, “and I think the fact that we’ve grown as a team together has made us really special at this point.” UCLA (22-13), which plays Gonzaga (34-2) in Houston on Friday, might be the most charmed of the 13-loss teams. The Bruins won their tournament opener over SMU thanks to a 3-point goaltending call on the nal play, and in their second game they drew a 14th-seeded UAB team coming off an upset of Iowa State. Double-digit loss teams meet in Syracuse on Friday when Michigan State (25-11) takes on Oklahoma (24-10). The Spartans lost to heavy weights Duke, Kansas and Notre Dame before they were beaten six times in the Big Ten. As for North Carolina (26-11), which plays Wisconsin (33-3) in Los Angeles tonight, there’s no shame in what it did against the nation’s second-toughest schedule.DEFEATSFROM PAGE 1 | COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD MenNCAA CONFERENCE RECORDS Through Sunday (Selections in parentheses) Co nference W L Pct. Atlantic Coast (6) 11 1 .917 Pacic-12 (4) 7 1 .875 Missouri Valley (2) 3 1 .750 West Coast (2) 2 1 .667 Big Ten (7) 7 5 .583 Big East (6) 5 5 .500 Southeastern (5) 4 4 .500 Conference USA (1) 1 1 .500 Mid-Eastern Athletic (1) 1 1 .500 Northeast (1) 1 1 .500 Sun Belt (1) 1 1 .500 Big 12 (7) 5 5 .500 Atlantic 10 (3) 2 3 .400 American Athletic (2) 1 2 .333 Mountain West (3) 1 3 .250 America East (1) 0 1 .000 Atlantic Sun (1) 0 1 .000 Big Sky (1) 0 1 .000 Big South (1) 0 1 .000 Big West (1) 0 1 .000 Colonial (1) 0 1 .000 Horizon (1) 0 1 .000 Ivy (1) 0 1 .000 Metro Atlantic (1) 0 1 .000 Mid-American (1) 0 1 .000 Ohio Valley (1) 0 1 .000 Patriot (1) 0 1 .000 Southern (1) 0 1 .000 Southland (1) 0 1 .000 Southwestern Athletic (1) 0 1 .000 Summit (1) 0 1 .000 Western Athletic (1) 0 1 .000 NCAA TOURNAMENTEAST REGIONALThird round Sunday’s results At TWC Arena, Charlotte, N.C. Michigan State 60, Virginia 54 At Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio Oklahoma 72, Dayton 66 At Key Arena, Seattle Louisville 66, Northern Iowa 53 Regional Seminals At The Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y. Friday’s games N.C. State (22-13) vs. Louisville (26-8), 7:37 p.m. Michigan State (25-11) vs. Oklahoma (2410), 10:07 p.m. Regional Championship: SundaySOUTH REGIONALThird round Sunday’s results At TWC Arena, Charlotte, N.C. Duke 68, San Diego State 49 At KeyArena, Seattle Gonzaga 87, Iowa 68 Regional Seminals At NRG Stadium, Houston Friday’s games UCLA (22-13) vs. Gonzaga (34-2), 7:15 p.m. Duke (31-4) vs. Utah (26-8), 9:45 p.m. Regional Championship: SundayMIDWEST REGIONALThird round Sunday’s results At Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio West Virginia 69, Maryland 59 At CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. Wichita State 78, Kansas 65 Regional Seminals At Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland Thursday’s games Wichita State (30-4) vs. Notre Dame (31-5), 7:15 p.m. Kentucky (36-0) vs. West Virginia (24-9), 9:45 p.m. Regional Championship: SaturdayWEST REGIONALSunday’s results At CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. Wisconsin 72, Oregon 65 Regional Seminals At T he Staples Center, Los Angeles Thursday’s games Wisconsin (33-3) vs. North Carolina (26-11), 7:47 p.m. Arizona (33-3) vs. Xavier (23-13), 10:17 p.m. Regional Championship: Saturday NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT Second Round Sunday’s results Temple 90, George Washington 77 Richmond 76, Arizona State 70 Stanford 74, Rhode Island 66 Monday’s results Louisiana Tech 84, Texas A&M 72 Old Dominion 50, Illinois State 49 Murray State 83, Tulsa 62 Quarternals Tuesday’s results Miami 63, Richmond 61 Stanford 78, Vanderbilt 75 Wednesday’s results Old Dominion 72, Murray State 69 Louisiana Tech (27-8) at Temple (25-10), late Seminals: March 31 COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL Monday’s results Louisiana-Monroe 71, Mercer 69 Vermont 78, Radford 71 Loyola of Chicago 86, Oral Roberts 78 Seattle 72, Colorado 65 Seminals Wednesday’s results Loyola of Chicago 63, Seattle 48 Louisiana-Monroe 71, Vermont 65 Championship Series (Best-of-3) Monday, April 1, April 3 COLLEGEINSIDER.COM TOURNAMENT Quarternals Wednesday’s result UT-Martin 70, Eastern Kentucky 69 Today’s game Evansville (21-12) at Louisiana-Lafayette (22-13), 8:30 p.m. Friday’s game Kent State (23-11) at Northern Arizona (2114), 9 p.m. Saturday’s game Canisius (18-14) at NJIT (20-11), 7:30 p.m. Seminals: Tuesday DIV. II TOURNAMENT At Evansville, Ind. Today’s games Tarleton State vs. Mount Olive, 1 p.m. Indiana (Pa.) vs. Azusa Pacic, 3:30 p.m. Fla. Southern vs. S. New Hampshire, 7 p.m. MinnSt.-Moorhead vs. Bellarmine, 9:30 p.m. Seminals Saturday’s games Mount Olive-Tarleton State winner vs. Azu sa Pacic-Indiana (Pa.) winner, TBA S. New Hampshire-Florida Southern winner vs. Bellarmine-Minnesota St.-Moorhead winner, TBAWomenNCAA WOMEN’S TOURNAMENTALBANY REGIONALSecond Round Sunday’s results At Berkeley, Calif. Texas 73, California 70 At Lexington, Ky. Dayton 99, Kentucky 94 Monday’s results At Storrs, Conn. UConn 91, Rutgers 55 At Tampa Louisville 60, South Florida 52 Regional Seminals At Albany, N.Y. Saturday’s games UConn (34-1) vs. Texas (24-10), Noon Dayton (27-6) vs. Louisville (27-6), 2:30 p.m. Regional Championship: March 30SPOKANE REGIONALFirst Round Second Round Sunday’s results At Corvallis, Ore. Gonzaga 76, Oregon State 64 At Durham, N.C. Duke 64, Mississippi St. 56 Monday’s results At College Park, Md. Maryland 85, Princeton 70 At Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee 77, Pittsburgh 67 Regional Seminals At Spokane, Wash. Saturday’s games Maryland (32-2) vs. Duke (23-10), 4:30 p.m. Gonzaga (26-7) vs. Tennessee (29-5), 7 p.m. Regional Championship: March 30OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONALFirst Round Second Round Sunday’s results At Notre Dame, Ind. Notre Dame 79, DePaul 67 At Iowa City Iowa 88, Miami 70 At Waco, Texas Baylor 73, Arkansas 44 Monday’s result At Stanford, Calif. Stanford 86, Oklahoma 76 Regional Seminals At Oklahoma City Friday’s games Iowa (26-7) vs. Baylor (32-3), 7:30 p.m. Notre Dame (33-2) vs. Stanford (26-9), 10 p.m. Regional Championship: SundayGREENSBORO REGIONALSecond Round Sunday’s result At Columbia, S.C. South Carolina 97, Syracuse 68 Monday’s results At Chapel Hill, N.C. North Carolina 86, Ohio State 84 At Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State 57, UALR 54 At Tallahassee Florida State 65, Florida Gulf Coast 47 Regional Seminals At Greensboro, N.C. Friday’s games South Carolina (32-2) vs. North Carolina (268), 7 p.m. Arizona State (29-5) vs. Florida State (31-4), 9:30 p.m. Regional Championship: Sunday WOMEN’S NIT Second Round Monday’s results Michigan 74, Toledo 58 Sacramento St. 84, Eastern Washington 49 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 83, Fresno State 64 Tuesday’s results West Virginia 57, Hampton 39 Duquesne 48, Richmond 47 Third Round Wednesday’s result Southern Mississippi 76, Eastern Michigan 65 Today’s games St. John’s (23-10) at Villanova (21-13), 7 p.m. NC State (18-14) at Temple (18-16), 7 p.m. Missouri (19-13) at Michigan (18-14), 7 p.m. Mississippi (19-13) at Middle Tennessee (239), 8 p.m. Northern Colorado (22-12) at UCLA (15-18), 10 p.m. Saint Mary’s (Cal) (22-10) at Sacramento State (18-15), 10 p.m. COLLEGE BASKETBALL: NCAA West RegionalWisconsin back home ... in Cali?LOS ANGELES — Bo Ryan is trippin’ about being back in the NCAA West Regional. First, the Wisconsin coach has the same man escorting him around that he did last year, when the Badgers won the regional in Anaheim. Then Ryan bumped into coach Sean Miller, whose Arizona team lost to the Badgers in a one-point overtime game to get to the Final Four. “I’m like, wait a minute,” Ryan said. “Weren’t we just doing this a year ago?” So Ryan feels right at home in Los Angeles, and he’s hoping Frank Kaminsky & Co. do, too. The top-seeded Badgers (33-3) take on fourth-seeded North Carolina (26-11) in a regional seminal tonight at Staples Center. The teams are meeting in the NCAA Tournament for the second time and the rst since 2006. The Tar Heels won both games. North Carolina hasn’t been this far since 2012, although the Tar Heels are 25-6 all-time in regional seminals. Their top task? Defending Big Ten player of the year Kaminsky, who leads the Badgers in scoring (18.4 points), rebounding (8.1), and eld-goal percentage (.556). “Very, very seriously is the way we’re going to try to deal with him,” Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said Wednesday. Carolina’s front line of 6-foot-9 Kennedy Meeks, 6-6 J.P. Tokoto and 6-8 Justin Jackson can’t match the 7-foot Kaminsky in height, but the 270-pound Meeks has nearly 30 pounds on “Frank the Tank.” Meeks sprained his left knee in the win over Arkansas that got the Tar Heels into the nal 16. He didn’t do much during their open practice Wednesday, but had limited contact during an earlier closed practice. Williams said if Meeks experiences any pain or swelling overnight, he wouldn’t play. Otherwise, he would be a game-time decision today.By BETH HARRISASSOCIATED PRESSBadgers have been in this far-ung spot before AP PHOTONorth Carolina head coach Roy Williams, left, talks with forward Joel James during practice, Wednesday in Los Angeles. North Carolina is scheduled to play Wisconsin today in the NCAA West Regional seminals. COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Tournament roundupODU advances at buzzerTrey Freeman banked in a running 3-pointer at the buzzer Wednesday night to lift Old Dominion to a 72-69 victory over Murray State in the NIT quarternals. The win puts the Monarchs (27-7) into the seminals at Madison Square Garden for the rst time since 2006. Jeffery Moss hit a 3-pointer for the Racers with 3.5 seconds left to tie it 69. Freeman took the inbounds pass and dribbled up the right side under heavy pressure, launching his runner just before the horn. Freeman, a junior guard, scored 25 points. The Monarchs’ leading scorer missed most of ODU’s second-round victory over Illinois State with an ankle injury. ODU took a 10-point lead with 3:39 to play but the Racers used a 14-4 run — capped by Moss’ 3 — to tie it. Cameron Payne led Murray State (29-6) with 23 points. Loyola Chicago wins CBI semifinal: In Chicago, Earl Peterson and Devon Turk both scored 15 points and Loyola Chicago beat Seattle University 63-48 in the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational. Loyola (22-13) hosts LouisianaMonroe in Game 1 of the CBI’s bestof-3 championship series on Monday. Louisiana-Monroe defeated Vermont 71-65 to advance to the final. Peterson’s running one-hander from the right baseline tied the game 42-all with 5:46 remaining and triggered a 14-0 run for Loyola over the next 3:43. Peterson had six points in the run. Seattle, which led 34-29 with 12:10 to play, was outscored 34-14 down the stretch. William Powell had 12 points for the Redhawks (18-16) and Jadon Cohee added 10. The Ramblers haven’t been in any postseason tournament since the 1985 NCAA Tournament. It was Seattle’s first postseason appearance of any kind since 1969. Price to take over as Charlotte 49ers coach: Charlotte has hired Mark Price as its basketball coach, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the hiring hasn’t been announced. The 49ers have scheduled a news conference for today to introduce their new coach. The 51-year-old Price has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach for the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. He will replace Alan Major, who left the program earlier this month amid ongoing medical problems. Price played 12 seasons in the NBA and was a four-time All-Star. He has been an assistant coach for five NBA teams. Ex-NBA coach Musselman named coach at Nevada: Eric Musselman will soon add the college ranks to his long list of head coaching jobs. The former NBA coach has been hired at Nevada, pending formal approval today by the Board of Regents. Athletic director Doug Knuth said in a statement Wednesday that he plans to present a proposed five-year contract with Musselman to the state Board of Regents during a meeting Thursday in Las Vegas. Musselman will join the meeting by teleconfer ence from Reno. Hurley agrees to new contract at Buffalo: Bobby Hurley has agreed to a new contract with the University at Buffalo that will make him the Mid-American Conference’s highest paid men’s basketball coach. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the school has not announced the contract restructuring. Hurley will make more than $550,000 a season, the person said. The person said that while the sides have agreed on the deal, it has not yet been signed as the school and coach work out final details. The agreement was reached after the former Duke star point guard led the Bulls to their first NCAA Tournament berth in only his second year on the job. FROM WIRE REPORTSMonarchs in NIT semis for rst time since 2006 AP PHOTOOld Dominion’s Aaron Bacote, left, drives past Murray State’s Justin Seymour during the rst half of their National Invitation Tournament quarternal Wednesday in Norfolk, Va.


Page 4 SP The Sun /Thursday, March 26, 2015 TODAY’S GAMEWHO: New York Yankees (13-10) vs. Tampa Bay (10-9) WHEN: Today, 1:05 p.m. WHERE: Charlotte Sports Park, Port Charlotte SCHEDULED STARTERS: RH Kevin Jepsen vs. RH Adam Warren PITCHING PROBABLES: RAYS: RH Matt Andriese (start), LH Jeff Beliveau, RH Steve Geltz, RH Brandon Gomes, LH C.J. Riefenhauser. YANKEES: RH Adam Warren (start), RH David Carpenter, RH Chris Martin, RH Danny Burawa. DIRECTIONS: From U.S. 41 North, turn left onto State Road 776 and proceed west. From U.S. 41 South, turn right onto State Road 776 and proceed west. Stadium is approxi mately 2 miles on the left.On deckFRIDAY: at Toronto, 1:05 p.m. SATURDAY: vs. Boston, 1:05 p.m. SUN DAY: at Boston, 1:05 p.m. MONDAY: vs. Baltimore, 1:05 p.m. TUESDAY: vs. Boston and at Baltimore (split-squad), 1:05 p.m.Rays ticketsAll tickets and locations are subject to availability and can be purchased at the Charlotte Sports Park box office, Ticketmaster outlets, online at or by phone at 1-888-FAN-RAYS. On days no game is scheduled, the Charlotte Sports Park box office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday-Friday) and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Saturday). On game days, the box office is open from 9 a.m. to 30 minutes after the final out.Rays 2, Twins 1HITTER OF THE GAMERene Rivera, Rays. The catcher returned from a five-game absence due to a left calf strain and hit the second pitch he saw to straightaway center for a first-inning solo home run. He finished the afternoon 1 for 3..PITCHER OF THE GAMEMatt Andriese, Rays. The right-hander made another strong case for a spot in the opening-day rotation, giving up just three hits and a walk while striking out six over five shutout innings.KEY INNINGNinth. The game was tied 1-1 entering the frame, but outfielder Joey Butler worked a two-out walk, moved to third on Joey Rickard’s single and scored on Leonardo Reginatto’s go-ahead base hit to give the Rays their winning margin.PROSPECT WATCHSteve Geltz, Rays. The righthander worked a perfect ninth to earn the save against the Twins, striking out two of the three batters he faced.QUOTE OF THE DAY“That’s the best I’ve seen him all spring. The fastball, changeup combo — you could kind of see that life through the zone that he had. It’s amazing what happens when you get a little amped up with a 2-1 ballgame and smell a save.” Kevin Cash Rays manager on GeltzRAYS 2, TWINS 1Tampa Bay Minnesota ab r h bi ab r h bi Jaso dh 4 0 0 0 Dozier 2b 4 0 0 0 Qrcto ph-dh 1 0 0 0 Goodrum ss 0 0 0 0 Rivera c 3 1 1 1 Escbar ss-lf 4 0 0 0 B.Wilson c 1 0 0 0 Mauer dh 4 0 0 0 Cabrera ss 3 0 0 0 K.Vargas 1b 3 1 2 1 Elmore ss 1 0 0 0 Rohlng 1b 1 0 0 0 Longoria 3b 3 0 0 0 Suzuki c 3 0 0 0 Velez 3b-2b 1 0 0 0 Herrmnn c 1 0 0 0 Loney 1b 3 0 0 0 E.Rosario lf 2 0 0 0 Leonard 1b 1 0 1 0 Brner ss-2b 2 0 0 0 Jennings lf 3 0 2 0 Nunez 3b 3 0 2 0 Brown lf-cf 1 0 0 0 Robinsn rf 3 0 0 0 Kiermaier cf 2 0 0 0 Kvsnicka rf 0 0 0 0 J.Field cf 0 0 0 0 Hicks cf 2 0 1 0 Butler ph-lf 0 1 0 0 Souza Jr. rf 3 0 0 0 J .Rickard rf 1 0 1 0 Bckham 2b 2 0 1 0 Rgintto 3b 1 0 1 1 Totals 34 2 7 2 Totals 32 1 5 1 Tampa Bay 100 000 001 — 2 Minnesota 000 001 000 — 1 DP— Tampa Bay 1. LOB— Tampa Bay 8, Minnesota 5. 2B—Nunez (3). HR—Rivera (2), K.Vargas (4). SB—Nunez (4), A.Hicks (3). Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO M.Andriese 5 3 0 0 1 6 Beliveau BS,1-1 1 1 1 0 0 B.Gomes 1 0 0 0 0 2 Riefenhauser W,1-0 1 1 0 0 0 1 Geltz S,1-1 1 0 0 0 0 2 Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO Gibson 6 2 1 1 2 7 Fien 1 2 0 0 0 1 A.Thompson 1 0 0 0 0 0 Thielbar L,0-2 1 3 1 1 1 1 WP— M.Andriese. Umpires—Home, Je Kellogg; First, Brian O’Nora; Second, Fieldin Culbreth; Third, Marvin Hudson. T— 2:36. A— 6,164 (9,300). “I just try to stay consistent with myself,” Andriese said after blank ing the Minnesota Twins for ve innings in a 2-1 win. “I try not to worry about all the stuff that’s going on. Obviously everybody knows there’s a competition going on, but I just try to go out there and try to not wor ry about that and stay consistent with myself.” The right-hander was plenty consistent at Hammond Stadium on Wednesday. Andriese needed just 75 pitches to cruise through ve innings, scattering three hits and a walk while striking out six. The Twins threatened twice, but neither amounted to anything. After giving up a leadoff double to Eduardo Nunez and a one-out walk to Aaron Hicks in the third inning, Andriese struck out Brian Dozier and got Eduardo Escobar to ground out harmlessly to second. And after Nunez hit a leadoff single and got to third base with two outs in the fth, Andriese again struck out Dozier. “I thought Matt Andriese was outstanding,” Cash said. “You just didn’t see many good, strong swings against him. “It looks like his pulse is extremely low. And to me, that’s a good thing. He made some good pitches, just kept pounding the zone.” As for him being quiet and reserved off the eld, reliever C.J. Riefenhauser said that’s just Andriese’s personality. Riefenhauser played 39 games alongside Andriese in Durham last year, and while he described him as down to earth and fun to hang out with, he also said “he does keep to himself.” Andriese is far from that way on the mound, though. Just ask the guy who caught him and a guy that used to face him. “The way he goes about his business is very mature,” said catcher Rene Rivera, who spent time with Andriese in the San Diego Padres’ farm system. “He’s growing up in his career. He knows what he has to do to pitch in a game, and he showed it today.” “You get that military attitude of, ‘I’m going to work,’” said outelder Steven Souza, who faced Andriese while playing for Triple-A Syracuse in the Washington Nationals’ farm system last season. “He’s a bulldog. He’s going to come after you. Great movement on his fastball. He utilizes a lot of location. Very crafty at what he does. You just knew you were going to have a tough at-bat.” “He’s reserved, but at the same time, he’s disciplined. And when you’re a disciplined pitcher and you know what you want to do, it usually ends up being a good combination.” Andriese joined the Rays prior to last season, coming over from San Diego in the trade that brought second baseman Logan Forsythe and Brad Boxberger to Tampa Bay. He won a team-high 11 games with a 3.77 ERA for Durham in 2014, and Montoyo said “he ended up being our best pitcher last year.” “He pitched great for us,” said catcher Curt Casali, who caught Andriese with the Bulls last season. “He was probably one of our more major league ready guys on the Triple-A team last year.” Casali’s assessment might prove true on April 6. Andriese is competing with Everett Teaford and 2014 Bulls teammates Nathan Karns and Mike Montgomery to hold the places of Alex Cobb (right forearm tendinitis) and Drew Smyly (left shoulder tendinitis) in the Rays’ rotation, and his credentials seem to get stronger each time he pitches; he has a 1.10 ERA in 16 1/3 innings this spring. If he keeps performing like that, Cash might get the opportunity to learn how to better read Andriese’s off-eld personality during the regular season. “I always just tell myself, ‘You always have to be ready,’” Andriese said. “You never know what’s going to happen. Especially at this level. I just come prepared and go about my business every day, and things work out weird sometimes. So I’m pretty happy with how things have been going.”Contact Josh Vitale at 941-206-1122 or PAGE 1 FORT MYERS — With inelder Nick Franklin ruled out for the start of the season with a strained left oblique, there’s room for another player to step into his role and share playing time at second base with Logan Forsythe. Tim Beckham — along with non-roster invitees Jake Elmore and Alexi Casilla — is one of the players who has a shot to ll that void, but the former top prospect is not going to start politicking for the job any time soon. “You never want to see your teammates get hurt,” Beckham said. “That’s up to the GM, that’s up to the manager. That’s out of my reach. I control what I can control. It’s as simple as that; control the controllable and go about my business every day.” Beckham has struggled at the plate so far this spring, going 5 for 33 (.152) with a double, three RBIs and a run scored through 13 games. Manager Kevin Cash admitted there’s some unknown with what Beckham could provide at the plate in the majors, but also that “you could argue he’s as good as anybody in the ineld defensively.” The 25-year-old has spent most of his career playing shortstop, but began playing more at second base last year after returning from offseason ACL surgery and said he’s “as comfortable at second, if not more comfortable, than at shortstop.” Cash said Wednesday that Forsythe would likely get the bulk of the playing time at second until Franklin returns — possibly sometime in late April — but Beckham has a shot to open the season as the Rays’ part-time second baseman and backup shortstop. “There’s a lot of baseball left,” said Beckham, who started at second base and went 1 for 2 with a walk in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins. “I’m going to continue to work hard and try my best to have those quality at-bats and relax my mind, relax at the plate. Do what I know I’m comfortable doing. Once that comes into to play, I know that I can help this team win.” Bullpen day: Today’s game against the New York Yankees will be a bullpen day for the Rays, who have Kevin Jepsen scheduled to start and fellow relievers Ernesto Frieri, Brad Boxberger, Jordan Norberto and Kirby Yates scheduled to follow him. Cash said the idea behind it was to get some of the team’s relievers chances to pitch against opposing team’s starters, rather than to the reserves late in games. Injury roundup: Catcher Rene Rivera (left calf strain) returned to the lineup Tuesday after a five-game absence, hitting a home run in his first at-bat and finishing the afternoon 1 for 3. He’s expected to play again on Friday. Right-hander Alex Cobb (right forearm tendinitis) got a good report from the doctor on Tuesday, and Cash said he could possibly resume throwing this weekend. Left-hander Drew Smyly (left shoulder tendinitis) will throw his third of five scheduled bullpens today, though Cash said he will likely not be ready to pitch in a game until after spring training is over. Infielder Nick Franklin (left oblique strain) has been ruled out for opening day and will likely miss at least the first few weeks of April. Left-hander Jake McGee (offseason elbow surgery) completed his third bullpen session on Tuesday and will throw another on Friday. Left-hander Matt Moore (Tommy John surgery) will throw his next bullpen session on Friday. Right-hander Alex Colome (pneumonia) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday and will throw another on Friday. Right-hander Ronald Belisario (fractured left shoulder) will throw his first bullpen session today. Extra bases: Infielder Logan Forsythe and outfielder Brandon Guyer took six at-bats each in a minor league game, both hitting doubles. The Rays will hold “Community Day” prior to their home game against the Red Sox on Saturday, where they will recognize the Charlotte County Family YMCA and Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity with donations of $5,000 and a chance to throw out ceremonial first pitches. Both groups will remain in the concourse during the game to speak to fans about the work they do.Contact Josh Vitale at 941-206-1122 or MLB: Rays notebookAP PHOTOTampa Bay Rays baserunner Desmond Jennings, left, is forced out by Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar, right, in the fourth inning during a spring training game on Wednesday in Fort Myers.Opportunity knocks for BeckhamFranklin injury leaves room for another middle infielder By JOSH VITALESPORTS WRITERAP PHOTOAlex Cobb, shown pitching batting practice on Feb. 28, could resume throwing this weekend. Cosart targeted by MLB probe BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMIAMI — Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart is being investigated by Major League Baseball for online comments he may have made about gambling. Marlins spokesman Matt Roebuck conrmed the investigation in a statement Wednesday but declined further comment. The 24-year-old Cosart deleted his Twitter account Tuesday after screen shots of comments he purportedly made to a gambling expert were published on the social media site. It is a MLB rules violation for players or any other employees to bet on baseball games. A player who bets on a game his team isn’t playing in faces a mandatory one-year suspension. A player who bets on or against his own team faces a lifetime ban. The commissioner, at his discretion, can discipline a player for placing other types of bets with an illegal bookmaker. Rendon might miss Nationals’ opener because of sprained knee: In Jupiter, third baseman Anthony Rendon may miss the Washington Nationals’ opener against the New York Mets on April 6 because of a sprained left knee. Rendon hasn’t played since March 9. When he was scratched from the starting lineup the following day, manager Matt Williams said Rendon just needed a day off. But the problem has lingers, and Rendon underwent a second MRI Tuesday on his medial collateral ligament. Mets’ Wheeler has Tommy John surgery: In Tampa, New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler had Tommy John surgery, which likely will sideline him until late next spring. The Mets said team medical director Dr. David Altchek operated in New York to reconstruct the 24-year-old right-hander’s ulnar collateral ligament and repair the flexor pronator tendon. Wheeler was 11-11 with a 3.54 ERA and 187 strikeouts last year, when he threw a career-high 185 innings Cashman says A-Rod could be DH: In Tampa, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Alex Rodriguez is making a case to be the team’s full-time designated hitter and Adam Warren has taken a big lead to become the fifth starter. Rodriguez, who turns 40 in July, is returning from a one-year drug suspension. A-Rod entered Wednesday hitting .286 (8 for 28) with two homers. Tigers 8, Marlins 4: In Lakeland, Tigers star Miguel Cabrera played the field for the first time this spring, doing fine at first base as Detroit beat Miami. Cabrera had been limited to desig nated hitter duty while recovering from ankle surgery. Cabrera made a diving stop on a hard grounder by former teammate Don Kelly and threw from the ground for the out at first. Blue Jays 5, Orioles 2: In Sarasota, looking to cement a spot in the Toronto rotation, Daniel Norris allowed one run in six impressive innings as the Blue Jays beat Baltimore. Norris gave up three hits and struck out seven without walking a batter. It was Norris’ second start against Baltimore. In his first, he allowed one hit in 1 innings. Angels 4, Indians 3: In Tempe, Ariz., Matt Joyce hit his first spring homer and Los Angeles Angels starter Nick Tropeano took a step forward in his quest for a rotation spot, leading Los Angeles over Cleveland. MLB NOTEBOOK


The Sun /Thursday, March 26, 2015 SP Page 5 Sports on TVAUTO RACING2 a.m. NBCSN — Formula One, practice for Malay sia Grand Prix, at Kuala LumpurBOXING9 p.m. ESPN2 — Welterweights, Breidis Prescott (27-6-0) vs. Fredrick Lawson (23-0-0), at Hi aleah, Fla.GOLF7 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Trophee Has san II, rst round, part I, at Agadir, Morocco 10:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Trophee Has san II, rst round, part II, at Agadir, Morocco 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Texas Open, rst round, at San Antonio 6 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Kia Classic, rst round, at Carlsbad, Calif.MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL7 p.m. ESPN — Preseason, L.A. Angels vs. Chicago Cubs, at Mesa, Ariz.MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL7:15 p.m. CBS — NCAA Tournament, regional semi nal, Wichita St. vs. Notre Dame, at Cleveland 7:47 p.m. TBS — NCAA Tournament, regional semi nal, North Carolina vs. Wisconsin at Los Angeles 9:45 p.m. CBS — NCAA Tournament, regional semi nal, Kentucky vs. West Virginia, at Cleveland 10:17 p.m. TBS — NCAA Tournament, regional semi nal, Arizona vs. Xavier, at Los AngelesSOCCER3:55 p.m. ESPN2 — Men’s national teams, exhibition, France vs. Brazil, at ParisGlantz-Culver LineNCAA TOURNAMENTRegional Seminals Tonight At Cleveland FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Kentucky 13 (136) West Virginia Wichita St. 2 (137) Notre Dame At Los Angeles Arizona 10 (135) Xavier Wisconsin 6 (144) North Carolina Tomorrow At Syracuse, N.Y. Louisville 3 (130) NC State Michigan St. 2 (134) Oklahoma At Houston Gonzaga 8 (145) UCLA Duke 5 (134) Utah COLLEGE INSIDER TOURNAMENT Quarternals Tonight at La.-Lafayette 3 (155) Evansville Tomorrow at N. Arizona 1 (137) Kent St. Saturday at NJIT 2 (141) CanisiusNBAFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Milwaukee 1 (188) IndianaNHLFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at N.Y. Islanders -120 Los Angeles +100 at Boston -115 Anaheim -105 Arizona -135 at Bualo +115 at Washington -200 New Jersey +170 Pittsburgh -170 at Carolina +150 at Ottawa -110 N.Y. Rangers -110 Florida -170 at Toronto +150 at Detroit -140 San Jose +120 at Tampa Bay -160 Nashville +140 at Winnipeg -110 Montreal -110 at Vancouver -180 Colorado +160TennisMIAMI OPEN Wednesday’s results At The Tennis Center at Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, Fla. Purse: Men, $6.27 million (Masters 1000); Women, $5.38 million (Premier) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men First Round Donald Young, United States, def. Yenhsun Lu, Taiwan, 5-1, retired. Jan-Lennard Stru, Germany, def. Benja min Becker, Germany, 3-6, 7-6 (10), 6-4. Carlos Berlocq, Argentina, def. Thanasi Kokkinakis, Australia, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Jack Sock, United States, def. Go Soeda, Japan, 6-3, 6-4. Chung Hyeon, South Korea, def. Marcel Granollers, Spain, 6-0, 4-6, 6-4. Nicolas Almagro, Spain, def. Sergiy Stak hovsky, Ukraine, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4. Robin Haase, Netherlands, def. Kyle Edmund, Britain, 6-2, 6-2. Jarkko Nieminen, Finland, def. Marinko Matosevic, Australia, 6-3, 6-3. Filip Krajinovic, Serbia, def. Dusan Lajovic, Serbia, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 4-2, retired. James Duckworth, Australia, def. Damir Dzumhur, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Spain, def. Joao Sousa, Portugal, 6-2, 6-2. Dominic Thiem, Austria, def. Diego Schwartzman, Argentina, 7-6 (0), 7-5. Women First Round Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, def. Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia, 6-1, 7-6 (5). Christina McHale, United States, def. Sorana Cirstea, Romania, 7-5, 6-4. Annika Beck, Germany, def. Zhang Shuai, China, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Alison Riske, United States, def. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, Croatia, 6-4, 6-0. Tsvetana Pironkova, Bulgaria, def. Katery na Kozlova, Ukraine, 6-4, 6-3. Daria Gavrilova, Russia, def. Marina Era kovic, New Zealand, 5-1, retired. Elena Vesnina, Russia, def. Alexandra Dul gheru, Romania, 6-4, 6-2. Heather Watson, Britain, def. Evgeiniya Rodina, Russia, 3-6, 6-1, 7-5. Urszula Radwanska, Poland, def. CoCo Vandeweghe, United States, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-3. Stefanie Voegele, Switzerland, def. Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium, 6-2, 6-2. Pauline Parmentier, France, def. Kiki Ber tens, Netherlands, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Tatjana Maria, Germany, def. Roberta Vin ci, Italy, 7-6 (9), 6-3. Nicole Vaidisova, Czech Republic, def. Timea Babos, Hungary, 6-1, 7-6 (4). Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, def. Silvia Soler-Espinosa, Spain, 6-1, 6-3. Julia Goerges, Germany, def. Jana Ce pelova, Slovakia, 6-1, 6-0. Alison Van Uytvanck, Belgium, def. Mag dalena Rybarikova, Slovakia, 7-5, 2-6, 6-0. Irina Falconi, United States, def. Monica Puig, Puerto Rico, 7-6 (9), 7-6 (3). Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, def. Vera Zvonareva, Russia, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.College baseballWEDNESDAY’S RESULTS EAST Chestnut Hill 6-3, Lincoln 0-0, 2nd. game 5 innings Felician 5, Dominican (N.Y.) 1 Hofstra 6, St. John’s 3 Mount Union 11, Thiel 9 Post (Conn.) 6-2, U. of Sciences of Pa. 3-0 Springeld vs. W. New England, ppd., eld conditions UConn 17, CCSU 2 SOUTH Boston College 4, Holy Cross 2 Clain 8-0, St. Augustine’s 7-2 Cumberlands 7-18, Brescia 1-3 Erskine 11, Georgia College 8 Florida Gulf Coast 8, Miami 1 GRU Augusta 11, Paine 2 Hampden-Sydney 5, Randolph-Macon 4, 12 innings King (Tenn.) 15, Blueeld St. 6 Lindsey Wilson 15, Union, Ky. 5 Pittsburgh 8, Youngstown St. 4 Rhodes 15-2, Chicago 6-0 Rio Grande 2-9, Pikeville 1-5 St. Catharine 8, Kentucky St. 4 Thomas More 16, Spalding 12 Virginia 10, Liberty 7 Virginia Tech 8, ETSU 3 Wake Forest 11, Appalachian St. 8 MIDWEST Baker 8-3, Evangel 2-7 SOUTHWEST Texas-Arlington 6, West Virginia 4Pro baseballEXHIBITION STANDINGSAMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Kansas City 13 8 .619 Oakland 14 9 .609 Los Angeles 12 8 .600 Toronto 13 9 .591 New York 13 10 .565 Houston 10 8 .556 Boston 10 9 .526 RAYS 10 9 .526 Seattle 9 10 .474 Cleveland 10 12 .455 Minnesota 9 11 .450 Texas 8 10 .444 Baltimore 9 14 .391 Chicago 7 11 .389 Detroit 8 15 .348 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Los Angeles 12 6 .667 Colorado 13 9 .591 St. Louis 10 7 .588 New York 13 10 .565 Arizona 12 10 .545 Pittsburgh 10 9 .526 MARLINS 11 10 .524 Cincinnati 9 9 .500 Philadelphia 11 11 .500 San Diego 11 11 .500 Washington 9 10 .474 Milwaukee 9 11 .450 Chicago 9 12 .429 Atlanta 9 13 .409 San Francisco 6 18 .250 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not.Tuesday’s results Minnesota 6, Toronto 5 Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 3 Baltimore 9, Pittsburgh 2 MARLINS 9, Boston 4 Houston 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Oakland 14, Chicago Cubs 2 San Diego 6, Seattle 4 Texas 15, L.A. Angels 8 Colorado 7, Chicago White Sox 6 N.Y. Yankees 9, Detroit 8 Milwaukee 12, Arizona 0 Cleveland 9, San Francisco 5 Wednesday’s results Detroit 8, MARLINS 4 N.Y. Mets 7, N.Y. Yankees 2 Houston 7, Philadelphia 1 RAYS 2, Minnesota 1 Toronto 5, Baltimore 2 St. Louis 1, Washington 0 Milwaukee 9, Oakland 9, tie L.A. Dodgers 9, San Diego 5 Colorado 5, San Francisco 2 L.A. Angels 4, Cleveland 3 Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City at Sur prise, Ariz., late Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., late Texas vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., late Today’s Games N.Y. Yankees vs. RAYS at Port Char lotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. MARLINS vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:07 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Seattle (ss) at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 5:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 7:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 9:05 p.m. Oakland vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 10:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Boston vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis (ss) at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. RAYS vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis (ss) vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Texas vs. Oakland at Mesa, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Arizona (ss) at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. MARLINS vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 6:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 9:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 10:05 p.m. Colorado vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 10:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glen dale, Ariz., 10:05 p.m.BLUE JAYS 5, ORIOLES 2At Sarasota, Fla. Toronto 101 002 010 — 5 8 1 Baltimore 001 000 100 — 2 5 1 Da.Norris, Delabar (7), Francis (8), Loup (9) and Thole; W.Chen, R.Webb (6), Matusz (7), O’Day (8), J.Garcia (9) and Clevenger, Jo seph. W—Da.Norris. L—W.Chen. Sv—Loup. HRs—Toronto, St.Tolleson (2), Pillar (2). Bal timore, D.Young (2).ANGELS 4, INDIANS 3At Tempe, Ariz. Cleveland 000 300 000 — 3 4 0 L os Angeles (A) 011 000 20x — 4 12 1 Tomlin, Swarzak (5), Hagadone (6), C.Lee (7), D.Molleken (8) and Hayes, A.Moore; Tro peano, Severino (5), J.Smith (6), Morin (7), Pestano (8), Salas (9) and Iannetta, Butera. W—Morin. L—C.Lee. Sv—Salas. HRs—Los Angeles (A), Joyce (1). METS 7, YANKEES 2At Tampa New York (N) 100 121 011 — 7 11 1 New York (A) 001 000 001 — 2 6 2 R.Montero, S.Gilmartin (5), C.Bradford (6), Z.Thornton (8), D.Huchingson (8), J.Vel asquez (9) and d’Arnaud, Recker; Tanaka, Betances (5), A.Miller (6), Ju.Wilson (6), Bailey (7), Whitley (8), D.Carpenter (9) and J.Murphy, E.Rodriguez. W—R.Montero. L— Tanaka. HRs—New York (N), Lagares (2), Mayberry (3).TIGERS 8, MARLINS 4At Lakeland Miami 010 120 000 — 4 13 0 Detroit 000 006 20x — 8 10 2 D.Phelps, S.Dyson (6), Masset (7), Crow (8) and Solano, Bantz; Simon, Z.Reininger (5), Nathan (6), Chamberlain (7), B.Rondon (8), J.Mantiply (9) and Holaday, J.McCann. W— Nathan. L—S.Dyson. HRs—Miami, Solano (1). Detroit, Holaday (1).ASTROS 7, PHILLIES 1At Clearwater Houston 020 203 000 — 7 14 0 Philadelphia 000 100 000 — 1 6 1 Wojciechowski, Thatcher (5), Deduno (6), T.Shirley (8), Harris (9) and Conger; Miguel Alfredo.Gonzalez, Papelbon (5), Slowey (6), J.Gomez (7), C.Jimenez (9) and Rupp, R.Garcia. W—Wojciechowski. L—Miguel Alfredo.Gonzalez. HRs—Houston, Correa (2), Conger (1).ATHLETICS 9, BREWERS 9At Phoenix, Ariz. Oakland 103 000 014 — 9 11 1 Milwaukee 141 000 300 — 9 17 1 S.Gray, Scribner (3), P.Venditte (7), B.Huntzinger (8) and Vogt, Bry.Anderson; J.Nelson, F.Rodriguez (6), Broxton (7), C.Pe rez (8), Jeress (9), W.Obispo (9) and Lucroy, Maldonado. HRs—Oakland, Canha (3), I.Da vis (1), Muncy (2). Milwaukee, C.Gomez (3), L.Jimenez (1).CARDINALS 1, NATIONALS 0At Jupiter Washington 000 000 000 — 0 5 0 St. Louis 000 000 01x — 1 5 0 Scherzer, Thornton (7), Barrett (8), R.Martin (8) and Lobaton, Leon; Wacha, M.Hatley (6), Belisle (8), J.Walden (9) and Molina, T.Cruz. W—Belisle. L—Barrett. Sv—J.Walden.DODGERS 9, PADRES 5At Glendale, Ariz. San Diego 002 210 000 — 5 9 2 Los Angeles (N) 203 211 00x — 9 14 1 Lane, Valverde (5), Maurer (6), Vincent (7), Garces (8) and De.Norris, R.Gale; Nicasio, Santos (4), McGowan (5), Howell (6), Aardsma (7), P.Rodriguez (8), Y.Garcia (9) and Solis, Grandal. W—Nicasio. L—Lane. HRs—San Diego, De.Norris (1), Lane (1). Los Angeles (N), Ju.Turner (3), Puig (4), Van Slyke (2), Pederson (4).ROCKIES 5, GIANTS 2At Scottsdale, Ariz. San Francisco 000 010 100 — 2 8 0 Colorado 000 300 02x — 5 10 0 T.Hudson, Kontos (7), Lopez (7), S.Okert (8), S.Casilla (8) and Posey, Susac, Quiroz; E.Butler, Friedrich (6), Betancourt (8), Axford (9) and Hundley, D.Garneau. W—E.Butler. L—T.Hudson. Sv—Axford. HRs—Colorado, Tulowitzki (3).TransactionsBASEBALLAmerican League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Optioned C Rob Brantly to Charlotte (IL). Reassigned INF Juan Diaz and OF Courtney Hawkins to minor league camp. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Released 1B Jerrud Sabourin. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Optioned RHP Ryan Cook to Nashville (PCL). TEXAS RANGERS — Released LHP Efrain Nieves. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Optioned RHPs Chad Jenkins and Bo Schultz to Bualo (IL). National League COLORADO ROCKIES — Optioned RHP Tommy Kahnle to Albuquerque (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Reassigned RHP Bruce Billings to minor league camp. American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Released RHP Kevin Fuqua and OF Brandon Tripp. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Signed RHP Yusuke Inoue. JOPLIN BLASTERS — Signed RHP Win ston Abreu. ST. PAUL SAINTS — Signed LHP Dylan Chavez. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Signed RHPs Eric Wordekemper and Je Marquez. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Signed RHP Cameron McVey. Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Signed INF Blake Davis. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Signed RHP Hector Nelo. Released RHP Zach Staniewicz. ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Signed RHPs Nate Roe and Bo Budkevics, INF Sean Gus rang and C/OF Joe Maloney. QUEBEC CAPITALES — Signed OF Jack son Gooch. Frontier League JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed UT Bryan Johns. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — Signed LHP Spencer Medick and RHP Jarret Miller. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Signed RHPs Pat Butler and Matt Purnell and LHPs Tim Flight and Chris O’Hare to contract ex tensions. Signed RHP Ryan Wakeeld. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Signed RHP Austin Delmotte.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS — Signed F Austin Daye to a second 10-day contract. Italian League PALLACANESTRO CANTU — Signed F Metta World Peace for the remainder of the season.FOOTBALLNational Football League CHICAGO BEARS — Signed LB Mason Foster to a one-year contract. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed DB Kyle Sebetic. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Named Dwaine Board assistant defensive line coach, Chris Cash assistant secondary/cor nerbacks coach and Andre Curtis assistant secondary/safeties coach. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Waived LB Brandon Magee.HOCKEYHOCKEY HALL OF FAME — Named Lanny McDonald chairman of the board. National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES — Assigned F Carter Sandlak from Charlotte (AHL) to Florida (ECHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Reassigned G Kent Simpson from Bridgeport (AHL) to Stockton (ECHL). NEW YORK RANGERS — Reassigned G M ackenzie Skapski to Hartford (AHL). American Hockey League ALBANY DEVILS — Recalled RW Alex andre Carrier and D Mike Keenan from Or lando (ECHL). BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Signed G C.J. Motte for the remainder of the season. HAMILTON BULLDOGS — Returned F Sahir Gill to Wheeling (ECHL). HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Returned G Je Malcolm to Greenville (ECHL). SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Assigned F/D Tony Turgeon to Allen (ECHL). WORCESTER SHARKS — Assigned F Vincent Arseneau to Allen (ECHL). ECHL ALLEN AMERICANS — Loaned F Gary Stees to Milwaukee (AHL). BRAMPTON BEAST — Signed D Bran don Devlin. CINCINNATI CYCLONES — Claimed F Jack Combs o waivers from Missouri. EVANSVILLE ICEMEN — Signed F Joe Zarbo. GREENVILLE ROAD WARRIORS — Re leaseed G Braely Torris. GWINNETT GLADIATORS — Released D C.J. Chartrain. QUAD CITY MALLARDS — Signed F Matthew Neal. SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS — Signed D Jason Binkley. TOLEDO WALLEYE — Released G Matt Cooper as emergency backup. Added G Mike Nepsa as emergency backup. WHEELING NAILERS — Signed F Mike Slowikowski and G Brandon Whitney. WICHITA THUNDER — Released F Dylan Hood.LACROSSENational Lacrosse League BUFFALO BANDITS — Traded the rights to D Drew Petko and a 2015 fourth-round draft pick to New England for a 2016 sec ond-round draft pick.SOCCERMajor League Soccer MLS — Awarded an expansion fran chise to Minnesota to begin play in 2018. Suspended Philadelphia M Zach Pfeer a second game for violent conduct which en dangered the safety of an opponent. Sus pended Vancouver F Kekuta Manneh one game for serious foul play that endangered the safety of an opponent. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS — Signed F Robert Earnshaw.COLLEGENCAA — Announced the retirement of vice president for Division I governance David Berst and will promote vice president of academic and membership aairs Kevin Lennon to vice president for Division I governance, eective this summer. An nounced Diane Dickman will be reassigned from managing director of academic and membership aairs to managing director of Division I governance. INDIANA — Announced men’s basket ball G Stanford Robinson will transfer. IOWA — Granted a release to QB Jake Rudock to transfer. LSU — Sophomore F Jarell Martin an nounced he is entering the NBA draft. NEVADA — Named Eric Musselman men’s basketball coach.BoxingFIGHT SCHEDULE Today At Hialeah (Fla.) Park Race Track (ESPN2), Breidis Prescott vs. Fredrick Lawson, 10, wel terweights; Rances Barthelemy vs. Angino Perez, 10, junior welterweights. Saturday At Motorpoint Arena, Sheeld, England (SHO), Kell Brook vs. Jo Jo Dan, 12, for Brook’s IBF welterweight title; Adam Etches vs. Sergey Khomitsky, 12, middleweights; Oleksander Yegorov vs. Gavin McDonnell, 12, for Yegorov’s European junior feather weight title; Frankie Gavin vs. Bogdan Mitic, 10, welterweights; Khalid Yafai vs. Cristofer Rosales, 10, yweights. At Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas (SHO), Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Gary Russell Jr., 12, for Gonzalez’s WBC featherweight title; Jermell Charlo vs. Vanes Martirosyan, 10, junior middleweights. At Merida, Mexico, Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Rommel Asenjo, 12, for Estrada’s WBA Super World and WBO yweight titles. At Lima, Peru, Carlos Zambrano vs. Dan iel Ramirez, 12, for the interim WBA feath erweight title. April 2 At The Belasco Theater, Los Angeles (FS1), Julian Ramirez vs. Raul Hidalgo, 10, feather weights. April 3 At Omega Products Outdoor Arena, Co rona, Calif. (ESPN2), Petr Petrov vs. Gamaliel Diaz, 10, lightweights. April 4 At Moscow, Denis Lebedev vs. Youri Kalenga, 12, for Lebedev’s WBA cruiser weight title. At Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City (CBS), Adonis Stevenson vs. Sakio Bika, 12, for Ste venson’s WBC light heavyweight title; Artur Beterbiev vs. Gabriel Campillo, 10, light heavyweights; Julian Williams vs. Joey Her nandez, 10, junior middleweights; Kevin Bizier vs. Carlos Molina, 10, welterweights. At Metepec, Mexico, Carlos Cuadras vs. Luis Concepcion, 12, for Cuadras’ WBC su per yweight title. April 10 At Moscow, Denis Lebedev vs. Youri Kalenga, 12, for Lebedev’s WBA cruiser weight title. At Benavidez, Argentina, Ola Afolabi vs. Victor Emilio Ramirez, 12, for vacant IBF in terim cruiserweight title. April 11 At San Juan (PPV), Orlando Salido vs. Rocky Martinez, 12, for Salido’s WBO junior lightweight title; Jose Gonzalez vs. Shar if Bogere, 10, lightweights; McWilliams Arroyo vs. Ramon Garcia Hirales, 10, y weights. At Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (NBC), Danny Garcia vs. Lamont Peterson, 12, wel ter weights; Andy Lee vs. Peter Quillin, 12, for Lee’s WBO middleweight title; Felix Diaz vs. Gabriel Bracero, 10, welterweights. April 16 At Osaka, Japan, Shinsuke Yamanaka vs. Diego Santillan, 12, for Yamanaka’s WBC bantamweight title. April 17 At Grand Casino, Hinkley, Minn. (CBSSN), Dennis Hogan vs. Tyrone Brunson, 10, junior middleweights; Tony Luis vs. Tyrone Harris, 10, lightweights. April 18 At Echo Arena, Liverpool, England, Richar Abril vs. Derry Mathews, 12, for Abril’s WBA lightweight title. At Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, N.Y. (HBO), Lucas Matthysse, vs. Ruslan Pro vodnikov, 12, junior welterweights. At Arlington, Texas (HBO), Terence Craw ford vs. Thomas Dulorme, 12, for vacant WBO junior welterweight title; Diego Magdaleno vs. Luis Solis, 10, lightweights. At StubHub Center, Carson, Calif. (SHO), Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Andrzej Fonfara, 12, light heavyweights; Oscar Escandon vs. Moises Flores, 12, for the interim WBA super bantamweight title. April 22 At Osaka, Japan, Juan Carlos Reveco vs. Kazuto Ioka, 12, for Reveco’s WBA junior y weight title; Katsunari Takayama vs. Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr., 12, for Takayama’s IBF mini mumweight title. April 24 At UIC Pavilion, Chicago (Spike TV), Anthony Dirrell vs. Badou Jack, 12, for Dir rell’s WBC super middleweight title; Daniel Jacobs vs. Caleb Truax, 12, for Jacobs’ WBA middleweight title. April 25 At Madison Square Garden, New York (HBO), Wladimir Klitschko vs. Bryant Jen nings, 12, for Klitschko’s IBF/WBA Super World/WBO/IBO heavyweight titles; Sadam Ali vs. Francisco Santana, 10, welterweights. At O2 Arena, London, Evgeny Gradovich vs. Lee Selby, 12, for Gradovich’s IBF featherweight title. At Detroit, Anthony Dirrell vs. Badou Jack, 12, for Dirrell’s WBC super middleweight ti tle. April 30 At Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, Calif. (FS1), Mercito Gesta vs. Carlos Molina, 10, junior welterweights. May 1 At The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas (truTV), Takahiro Ao vs. Raymundo Beltran, 12, for vacant WBO lightweight title; Mikael Zewski vs. Konstantin Ponomarev, 10, wel terweights May 2 At MGM Grand, Las Vegas (PPV), Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, 12, for Mayweather’s WBC-WBA Super World welterweight titles and Pacquiao’s WBO World welterweight title; Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Galamlier Rodrguez, 12, for Lomachenko’s WBO featherweight title.Pro basketballNBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 42 30 .583 — Boston 31 40 .437 10 Brooklyn 30 40 .429 11 Philadelphia 17 54 .239 24 New York 14 58 .194 28 Southeast W L Pct GB y-Atlanta 54 17 .761 — Washington 40 32 .556 14 Miami 33 38 .465 21 Charlotte 30 40 .429 23 Orlando 22 51 .301 33 Central W L Pct GB x-Cleveland 47 26 .644 — x-Chicago 44 29 .603 3 M ilwaukee 35 36 .493 11 Indiana 31 40 .437 15 Detroit 27 44 .380 19 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB x-Memphis 50 22 .694 — Houston 48 23 .676 1 San Antonio 44 26 .629 5 Dallas 45 27 .625 5 New Orleans 37 34 .521 12 Northwest W L Pct GB Portland 44 25 .638 — Oklahoma City 41 30 .577 4 Utah 31 39 .443 13 Denver 27 44 .380 18 Minnesota 16 54 .229 28 Pacic W L Pct GB y-Golden State 58 13 .817 — L.A. Clippers 47 25 .653 11 Phoenix 38 33 .535 20 Sacramento 25 45 .357 32 L.A. Lakers 18 51 .261 39 x-clinched playo spot y-clinched division Tuesday’s results Detroit 108, Toronto 104 Oklahoma City 127, L.A. Lakers 117 Dallas 101, San Antonio 94 Milwaukee 89, Miami 88 Sacramento 107, Philadelphia 106 Golden State 122, Portland 108 Wednesday’s results Indiana 103, Washington 101 Chicago 116, Toronto 103 Atlanta 95, Orlando 83 Brooklyn 91, Charlotte 88 L.A. Clippers 111, New York 80 Miami 93, Boston 86 Houston 95, New Orleans 93 Cleveland 111, Memphis 89 L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, late Philadelphia at Denver, late Portland at Utah, late Oklahoma City at San Antonio, late Sacramento at Phoenix, late Indiana at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Friday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Washington, 7 p.m. Detroit at Orlando, 7 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Boston at New York, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 8 p.m. Golden State at Memphis, 8 p.m. Dallas at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Denver, 9 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 10 p.m.Pro hockeyNHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 74 46 20 8 100 195 162 LIGHTNING 74 46 21 7 99 242 191 Detroit 72 39 21 12 90 208 195 Ottawa 72 37 24 11 85 212 190 Boston 73 36 25 12 84 193 190 PANTHERS 73 33 26 14 80 180 201 Toronto 74 27 41 6 60 193 237 Bualo 73 20 46 7 47 138 245 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 72 46 19 7 99 219 167 N.Y. Islanders 74 44 25 5 93 226 205 Pittsburgh 73 40 22 11 91 202 181 Washington 73 39 24 10 88 212 180 Philadelphia 75 30 29 16 76 196 216 New Jersey 73 31 31 11 73 164 186 Columbus 73 34 35 4 72 198 228 Carolina 72 26 36 10 62 165 199 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 74 46 21 7 99 226 182 Nashville 74 45 21 8 98 211 178 Chicago 73 44 23 6 94 207 167 Minnesota 74 42 25 7 91 211 183 Winnipeg 74 38 24 12 88 207 195 Dallas 73 35 28 10 80 228 233 Colorado 73 33 28 12 78 196 205 Pacic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 75 46 22 7 99 219 211 Vancouver 73 43 26 4 90 211 195 Calgary 73 40 27 6 86 214 191 Los Angeles 73 36 23 14 86 196 182 San Jose 73 35 30 8 78 201 206 Edmonton 74 21 40 13 55 177 254 Arizona 74 22 44 8 52 154 246 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Minnesota 2, N.Y. Islanders 1, SO Los Angeles 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2, OT Columbus 5, Anaheim 3 Arizona 5, Detroit 4, OT LIGHTNING 4, PANTHERS 3 Nashville 3, Montreal 2, OT Vancouver 5, Winnipeg 2 Wednesday’s results Philadelphia 4, Chicago 1 Edmonton 4, Colorado 3 Dallas at Calgary, late Today’s games Anaheim at Boston, 7 p.m. Arizona at Bualo, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7 p.m. PANTHERS at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at LIGHTNING, 7:30 p.m. Montreal at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Friday’s Ggmes Calgary at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Dallas at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. | SCOREBOARD | QUICK HITSBENDTNER HAT TRICK LEADS DENMARK BY U.S.The pattern since last spring is familiar: The United States does well in the rst half and fades as the nal whistle approaches. Nicklas Bendtner took advantage of a defense that gave up two more late goals to score his rst international hat trick, and Denmark rallied to beat the United States 3-2 in an exhibition game at Aarhus on Wednesday night. “It’s very disappointing because it’s not the rst time we let a game get away from us in the last few minutes,” Michael Bradley said after his rst start as American captain. “It’s something that we’ve got to start to learn from.” Jozy Altidore scored in the rst half and set up former club teammate Aron Johannsson’s goal in the second. But Bendtner tied the score for the hosts in the 83rd minute and got the winner in the rst minute of stoppage time. ... After preserving a professional soccer team for Minnesota, Bill McGuire soon began to think bigger. He wanted to be in the major league. The desire was mutual. Major League Soccer formally awarded an expansion franchise to McGuire’s group of investors in Minneapolis with the expectation an outdoor stadium will be built in time for the 2018 season.TENNISAzarenka advances at Miami Open: At Key Biscayne, two-time Miami Open champion Victoria Azarenka easily advanced to the second round, beating Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-1, 6-3. The 36th-ranked Azarenka, the 2009 and 2011 winner from Belarus, is playing in Miami for the first time since 2012. She missed the 2013 tournament with a right ankle injury and sat out last year with a left foot injury. American Jack Sock, also making a comeback after having surgery in December to repair a right pelvic muscle, advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Go Soeda of Japan. Two American women also advanced to the second round. Christina McHale beat Romanian wild-card Sorana Cirstea 7-5, 6-4, and Alison Riske topped Mirjana LucicBaroni of Croatia 6-4, 6-0.AUTO RACINGJoe Gibbs’ son being treated for ‘brain function’ issues: Joe Gibbs Racing President J.D. Gibbs is undergoing treatment for “symptoms impacting areas of brain function,” which likely stem from a head injury suffered earlier in life. JGR did not reveal a specific diagnosis in a statement, but said Gibbs is undergoing treatment to manage symptoms that began with “speech and processing issues.” The 46-year-old is the oldest son of team owner Joe Gibbs, the Pro Football Hall of Fame coach who won three Super Bowls with Washington. JGR said doctors believe the symptoms are related to previous head injuries, but no specific injury has been identified.JUDICIARYJudge: Prosecutors to rest case against Hernandez soon: The judge overseeing the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez said Wednesday that prosecutors are about a week away from resting their case against the former New England Patriots star tight end. Testimony in the case began Jan. 29. Hernandez is accused in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee. There was no testimony Wednesday, and Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh instead heard from prose cutors and Hernandez’s lawyers about pending issues in the case — among them, the testimony of Alexander Bradley, a former Hernandez friend. Bradley has sued Hernandez, saying he got into an argument with Hernandez after leaving a Florida strip club in February 2013 and was shot between the eyes and dumped in an industrial area.


Page 6 SP The Sun /Thursday, March 26, 2015 “I think I like the clean and jerk (more than the bench press),” he said. “I don’t know. I just think it’s more of a total body thing.” The Manta Rays’ team victory was their fourth of the season. They took rst in the LaBelle Invitational, their own invitational and the Travis Todd invitational at Avon Park before winning the county championship. Besides Marinola, Lemon Bay had three other winners; Vinny Messina captured the heavyweight class with a 635-pound total, Logan Lydic took 129 pounds with a 415-pound total and Paul Leanor won at 139 pounds with a 430-pound total. Messina had a personal best. The Manta Rays came through with numerous second and third-place nishes to help clinch the team championship. Charlotte gained rst places from Elijah Mack at 238 (605 pound total), Alec Eisaman at 119 (205 pound total), Trystan Beasley at 154 (460 total) and Chase Shepard at 183 (575 pound total). Port Charlotte had two rst places; Christian Coffelletto at 199 (565 total) and Aaron Wertz at 219 (630 pound total. Charlotte and Port Charlotte will participate in the 2A district meet Tuesday in the Tarpons’ gym. The Manta Rays will be in their 1A district meet Thursday at Booker High School in Sarasota. .CHARLOTTE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP Team scores: Lemon Bay 46, Charlotte 36, Port Charlotte 26. Individual results 119: Alec Eisaman (C) 440 (120 bench press, 120 clean and jerk); Josh Nolan (C) 440 (120, 120); Andre Williams (LB) 235 (120, 115); 129: Logan Lydic (LB) 415 (220, 195); Joey Behling (C) 370 (185, 185); Dominic Schoeld (LB) 350 (290, 160); 139: Paul Leanor (LB) 430 (235, 195); Joseph Lopez (PC) 420 (215, 205); Drew Tomanck 395 (235, 160); 154: Trystan Beasley (C) 460 (255,205); Don Wescott (LB) 440 (240, 200); Jessie Baer (LB) 415 (220, 195); 169: Anthony Marinola (LB) 645 (345, 300); Josh Hobbs (C) 415 (210, 235); Josah Lindstrom (C) 445 (215, 230. 183: Chase Shepard (C) 575 (320, 255); Robbie Baer (LB) 550 (315, 235); T.J. Boston (PC) 480 (270, 210); 219: Aaron Wertz (PC) 630 (290, 305); Jared Connor (LB) 575 (330, 245); Martin Luther (PC) 570 (265, 255); 238: Elijah Mack (C) 605 (330, 275); Simeon Beckford (PC) 600 (325, 275: Sean Reset (LB) 570 (325, 245); Heavyweight: Vinny Messina (LB) 635 (365, 270); Cainyn Coo per (C) 610 (350, 260); Caleb McGarity (LB) 575, 310, 265).TITLEFROM PAGE 1 SUN PHOTO BY GARY BROWNLemon Bay’s Anthony Marinola lifts the clean and jerk in the Charlotte County championships Wednesday. Marinola won the 169-pound class to help the Manta Rays gain the team county title. got Lemon Bay’s big hitters — Brooke Clemens, Brooke Kvaternick and Bridget Ruhl — to ground out to end the game. “We’re still making errors that fortunately tonight did not hurt us,” said Lemon Bay coach Kim Pinkham. “Any wellhit balls we had we hit right at them, and they picked them up with no problem. It’s frustrating when we just can’t nd a hole and can’t get runners on base. And then when we get an opportunity, we’re not doing anything with it. You’ve got to execute when you get the opportunity, and we did not. We couldn’t even push one run across.” The Mantas fell at just one night after a dramatic, last inning district win over Hardee on Tuesday night. “Sometimes it’s hard to come back after an emotional win like last night, but the best teams do it, so you’ve got to nd a way to do it,” said Pinkham. “If they want to be considered a good team, then they’ve got to nd a way to do it.’CHARLOTTE 1, LEMON BAY 0Charlotte 100 000 0 — 1 6 0 Lemon Bay 000 000 0 — 0 3 2 Julie Dedrick and Kendall Chavarria. Ashton Werden, Bridget Ruhl (7) and Brooke Clemens. W: Dedrick L: Werden. Leading hitters: Kaylee Brannon (C) 2-4, 2B, run; Summer Jones (LB) 1-2. Records: Charlotte 11-4 Lemon Bay: 8-7DEDRICKFROM PAGE 1 PUNTA GORDA — As Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer was addressing Charlotte High School’s baseball teams Wednesday afternoon, Tarpons coach Lavell Cudjo asked him what he thought of the team’s home stadium. Archer looked around. “It’s great,” he said, rattling off the features he probably dreamed of during his own high school days. Cudjo smiled. “We try to remind them they’re blessed,” he said. That was the literal truth on Wednesday. Archer’s visit coincided with a donation of $4,800 worth of equipment to the Charlotte baseball program from Good Sports, a non-prot linked with the Tampa Bay Rays. Good Sports’ main mission is to donate sports equipment to areas which need it. Among the items Charlotte received were batting helmets, bases, pants and catching equipment. A batting screen is also on the way. A visit from the Tampa Bay Rays’ opening day starting pitcher was neat, too. Archer gave a short talk, stressing the importance of hard work and academics and staying away from alcohol and drugs. Much of Archer’s message probably had been heard before, maybe from Cudjo. But the players paid rapt attention. “(It means) even more than when it comes out of their parents’ mouth, even if its the same exact thing,” Archer said. “Sometimes you need to hear it from an outside source and you need to hear that it’s not an easy life in general.” Archer even opened up the discussion to a quick question-and-answer session, but the players largely stayed quiet. That was a mild disappoint to Archer, who never had the experience of talking to a major-leaguer while he was still in high school. “How often is a major league anything – whether it’s a lawyer, the owner of a newspaper company, whether it’s a doctor or a major league athlete — how many times are they going to be standing in front of you, saying ask me a question,” Archer said. “That’s why I was trying to get them to talk.” But Cudjo thought the message sunk through to his players, who were about to hop on a bus to a Sarasota Classic game against Palmetto. “I wish we could spend all day with him,” Cudjo said. “You can’t put a price on that. His knowledge of the game, his knowledge of what he’s been through with these young kids. We need it.”Contact Rob Shore at 941-206-1174 or ROB SHORESPORTS WRITER PREP BASEBALL Charlotte team presented with baseball gear worth $4,800Archer visits TarponsSUN PHOTO BY ROB SHORETampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer chats with Charlotte High School baseball coach LaVell Cudjo before addressing the Tarpons on Wednesday. LEMON BAY GIRLS ON VERGE OF DISTRICT TITLESEBRING — Lemon Bay’s girls’ tennis team all but locked up the District 2A-11 title on Wednesday, advancing all five of its singles players to the finals and at least one one doubles team to the semifinals. Sarah Lown led the way, advancing to the No. 1 singles final. The Manta Rays racked up 17 points following the first two rounds of singles and hold a four-point lead over Hardee (13), followed by Sebring (12) and Cape Coral (11). In the boys’ competition, Lemon Bay advanced its No. 4 singles player to the final. Most of the doubles competition was slated to be completed today, along with the singles finals, which begin at 9:30 a.m.— Jeff Gardenour, Sebring News-Sun PHOENIX — The NFL’s dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps signicant ones, for the 2015 season. While team owners didn’t vote on any extra-point proposals Wednesday, there was so much discussion and interest in potential changes that the issue will be a main focal point for the next set of league meetings in May. “There’s a clear movement to wanting to change and change it this year,” said Rich McKay, co-chairman of the competition committee and president of the Falcons. McKay’s committee will “develop alternatives and be ready for a potential vote” in two months in San Francisco. Among the possibilities are moving the line of scrimmage back for PAT kicks; placing the ball on the 1-yard line for a 2-point conversion; eliminating the PAT kicks entirely, requiring teams to run a play from scrimmage; and allowing the defense to score, as in college football, if the ball is turned over on a 2-point try. McKay described the discussions as “lively, with lots of ideas ... it’s time to make this a football play.” Coach Zimmer ‘fully expects’ Peterson to be with Vikings: The Minnesota Vikings don’t plan to trade Adrian Peterson and fully expect him to be with the team for the 2015 season. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was emphatic about that at the NFL owners’ meetings. “We’re good to go. I mean, he’s under contract and we expect him to honor it,” Zimmer said. “I think when he goes into the Hall of Fame, he’s going to want to go in with the jersey that everyone remembers him as. That will be as a Viking.” Peterson’s contract has three years remaining, with a $12.75 million salary for 2015. Garrett says Hardy must do ‘right things’: In Phoenix, Dallas coach Jason Garrett said Greg Hardy must “do the right things from the beginning” to be part of the Cowboys. Garrett said the team did an extensive examination of Hardy’s background before signing him. “Like with any other player, you have to do your research about him and talk to people,” Garrett told reporters during the NFC coaches’ availability at the NFL owners meeting on Wednesday. “We had extensive talks with people going all the way back to high school.” The talented but troubled defensive end was convicted in North Carolina last July of assaulting a female and communicating harass ment, but the case was dismissed after Hardy reached a settlement with the victim. Wilson to be honored with statue: In Orchard Park, N.Y.,late Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson will be honored with a lifesized statue erected at the stadium that bears his name. The decision to commemorate the team’s founder and Pro Football Hall of Famer member was the brainchild of new Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula, and Wilson’s widow, Mary, the team announced. The statue will serve as a centerpiece in a newly established Founder’s Plaza at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The announcement was made exactly a year after Wilson’s death. His estate eventually sold the franchise to the Pegulas in October. Kim Pegula referred to Wilson as an “icon” in saying the statue will honor the legacy of the man who established the Bills in Buffalo as part of the American Football League in 1959.Extra point likely to get makeover NFL NOTEBOOK Minnesota’s Zimmer thinks Peterson will stay a VikingBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSAP PHOTONFL competition committee chairman Rich McKay, left, who is also the Atlanta Falcons president and CEO, gives a nal report on the rules changes, as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell listens in at a news conference Wednesday in Phoenix. PHILADELPHIA — Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Ryan White and Michael Raf scored goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Giroux had his 22nd goal for his rst evenstrength score at home this season. Steve Mason was stout again for the Flyers, nishing with 34 saves. Andrew Shaw scored for the Blackhawks. Oilers 4, Avalanche 3: In Edmondton, Alberta, Derek Roy scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and Edmonton recovered after giving up a three-goal lead. Martin Marincin, Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall all scored in the first 9:36 of the game for the Oilers, who have won two of their last three games. Ben Scrivens stopped 31 shots.Goal-happy Flyers pepper Blackhawks NHL ROUNDUP BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PREDATORS AT LIGHTNINGWHO: Nashville (45-21-8) at Tampa Bay (46-21-7) WHEN: Thursday, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Amalie Arena, Tampa TV: Sun Sports RADIO: 970 AMPANTHERS AT MAPLE LEAFSWHO: Florida (33-26-14) at Toronto (27-41-6) WHEN: Today, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Air Canada Centre, Toronto TV: Sun Sports RADIO: No local affiliate PREP SCHEDULETODAY Baseball Community Christian at Sarasota Christian, 4 p.m. Booker at DeSoto County, 7 p.m. Out-of-Door Academy at Port Charlotte, 7 p.m. Softball Venice at Manatee, 7 p.m. DeSoto County at Lake Placid, 7:30 p.m. Girls lacrosse Cypress Lake at Port Charlotte, 6 p.m. Boys lacrosse Port Charlotte at Lely 6 p.m. Boys weightlifting North Port, Venice at Sarasota County Meet, 3 p.m. Girls tennis District 2A-11 tournament at Sebring Boys tennis District 2A-11 tournament at Avon Park FRIDAY Baseball Lemon Bay at Sebring, 7 p.m. St. Stephens at Imagine, 7 p.m. DeSoto County at Hardee, 7 p.m. Bishop Verot at Port Charlotte, 7 p.m. Softball Booker at Port Charlotte, 6 p.m. Lemon Bay at Sebring, 7 p.m. DeSoto County at Hardee, 7:30 p.m. Track DeSoto County, Lemon Bay, Port Charlotte, Venice girls at Marcus Freeman Invitational (North Port), 3 p.m. Lemon Bay, Venice boys at FSU Invite, TBA


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BoatingAnd WaterLineMagazine23170 Harborview Road Port Charlotte, FL 33980CUSTOMER SERVICE & SUBSCRIPTIONS941-206-1300PUBLISHERJOSH OLIVE941-276-9657Publisher@WaterLineWeekly.comMARKETINGAdvertising Director Leslee Peth 941-205-6400LPeth@sun-herald.comAdvertising Manager Mike Ruiz 941-205-6402MRuiz@sun-herald.comAdvertising Sales Erick Sykes 941-205-6405Sales@WaterLineWeekly.comBoaters’ Bargains 941-429-3110CONTRIBUTORSCapt. Ralph Allen Paige Bakhaus Abbie Banks Greg Bartz Jared Brimer Billy Carl Capt. Josh Greer Capt. Van Hubbard Ryan Ingle Robin Jenkins, DVM Jeff Kincaid Mark & Leigh Ann Long Robert Lugiewicz Nicole Miers-Pandolfi Capt. Mike Myers Betty Staugler Tony Towns Capt. Cayle WillsProduced & printed by Sun Coast Media GroupSome of WaterLine’s subject matter consists of the writers’ opinions. We do our best to be accurate in matters of fact in this publication, but matters of opinion are left to each individual author. ON THE COVERPhoto providedJill Perkins and her biggest snook on y so far — 18 pounds, 38.5 inches. The sh was weighed in a sling to prevent damage that can be caused by lipping big snook. WEEKLY MAGAZINE TABLE OF CONTENTS You guys sure have been catching a lot of fish lately, and you’ve got the proof. We’ve got 30 of your shots this week. Keep ‘em coming! Reader Photo Extravaganza SLACK TIDES ............................................................................................. Page 9 Around Charlotte Harbor CAPT. RALPH ALLEN Spanish mackerel: Under-appreciated speedsters ....................................... Page 10 Angling 101 ROBERT LUGIEWICZ How to make snapper stupid ....................................................................... Page 12 A Life on the Water CAPT. VAN HUBBARD Eating like a king .......................................................................................... Page 14 Angling 201 CAPT. CAYLE WILLS Barb’s day out .............................................................................................. Page 16 At the Range BILLY CARL American snipers ......................................................................................... Page 18 Tournament Bassin’ GREG BARTZ Maybe I should just be a guide .................................................................... Page 20 Peace River Wildlife Center ROBIN JENKINS, DVM Growing up pelican ...................................................................................... Page 22 Starting on Page 8 BULLETIN BOARD | Page 3 ————— TIDE CHARTS | Page 4 ————— MAP OF LOCAL WATERS | Page 5 ————— FISH FINDER | Page 6 ————— FISHING REGULATIONS | Page 7 SEAFOOD RECIPES | Pages 18,19 ————— FISH PROFILES | Page 19 ————— READER PHOTOS | All over! ————— BOATING CLASSES | Page 21 ————— SOLUNAR TABLES | Page 21 REGULAR FEATURES Growing up pelican Are you excited about tomorrow? I know I am. Tomorrow is when the WaterLine Annual Guide to Charlotte Harbor Fishing publishes. If you’re a WaterLine subscriber, you’ll be getting a copy at your door. If you’re not — well, that ain’t good. The annual guide has proven itself over the years as a product with a very long shelf life. People don’t read and chuck it — they hang on to it. It’s a reference guide, with information that is useful to local anglers all year long. If you’re not a subscriber, I strongly suggest you call customer service today — right now — at 941-206-1000 and see if they can get you on the list for this publication. I’m also excited about tonight. This will be the third meeting of the Charlotte Harbor Fisheries Forum I’ve attended, and based on what I saw last time, I think people are revved up to focus on how we can resolve some of the problems our shery (and our shermen) are facing today. I’m told Charlotte County Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch will be in attendance — a welcome presence, since some of the things we’ve talked about would require new laws. This forum is open to the public and anyone who cares about the future of Charltte Harbor and its sheries should be there. It will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the community room at Laishley Park Marina (120 Laishley Court, Punta Gorda). Speaking of new laws, participation in the Gulf Reef Fish Survey becomes mandatory April 1. The survey is for anglers shing in the Gulf of Mexico from a private boat, who plan to harvest, possess or land any of the following reef sh: Red and vermilion snapper; gag; black and red grouper; gray triggersh; greater and lesser amberjack; banded ruddersh; and almaco jack. If you’re a resident age 65 or older, you don’t need a license to sh in Florida — but you still have to register for the Reef Fish Survey if you’re planning on doing any bottom shing. There’s no cost involved. If you haven’t signed up yet, call 888-FISHFLORIDA (347-4356). Anglers for Conservation will host a Hook Kids on Fishing program April 11 at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda. This program teaches kids about the fun and responsibility of shing. Organizer Theresa Ellershaw is looking for a few volunteers to help out with teaching the kids the ropes. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Theresa at or 321-302-6260. For more info, see this week’s Outdoor News Bulletin Board. I’ll see you there. What’s goin’ on? FROM THE PUBLISHER’S DESK JOSH OLIVE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR JOSH: I have been buying WaterLine for years now while I am in Florida. I am a Canadian who has been coming to Florida since 1967 for vacation and now wintering there. I live on shore of Lake Erie do a lot of shing there, Lake Ontario and many smaller lakes and rivers in province of Ontario. I am one of those snowbirds that Capt. Ralph and Robin mentioned in last week’s edition and that you and Mike discussed on today’s radio show. I listen weekly to that also and hope to receive through the Internet when back home. You two do a great job. Please keep the show going. I also have listened to Mike talk at the Charlotte County Boat Show and am currently taking Capt. Ralph’s shing course. Don’t hate those of us from Wisconsin, Alberta, Nova Scotia or Rhode Island or anywhere else “north.” We certainly don’t like the trac, parking, line waits for dinner and so on either. We all have to be patient. It is the price we pay for having a paradise near the southeast bottom of this continent. We have to share. The businesses, home and condo owners and the Florida Department of Revenue, among others, can count their money. In a three-month stay here, my wife and I dump about 12 to 15 grand into the economy for accommodations, food, entertainment, taxes and, of course, a shing license. I get an annual with a snook stamp even though I’m usually down for only three months. I catch sh but 99 percent of the time release them. I support the Charlotte Harbor shery and nearshore waters and want to see it sustained. I do eat a lot of sh, but mostly do so in many of the great restaurants in the area. So far this year, our expenditures are $33,000 as I bought a boat from a local dealer. I have to repeat what an incredible shing paradise you have here in this estuary and Gulf waters. I know some of you realize that and respect it. I just want to thank all of you at WaterLine, the other guys in boats or on piers, and the bait and tackle shops from Englewood to Punta Gorda for their help. I have been shing all my life, but I have so much to learn, especially down here. The other day a friend and I were out in Gasparilla Sound. We caught and released many sh (lots of bonnetheads) and counted 11 dierent species in the day’s to tal. That is amazing! My education in the salt world is just beginning. I’ll be back next year to continue gaining knowledge, grumble at trac and waiting in line but overall, having fun and enjoying life. One small complaint: I heard today that the annual is coming out next week to only subscribers. Not fair, Josh. I have the annuals from the last two years. I’m not sure how I got them but I treasure them and would sure like to get my hands on the new edition. — Jim White JIM: As one of the people whose job depends on you and folks like you visiting Florida, it would be irrational for me to hate you guys. Tourists are great, and we truly appreciate you coming to Southwest Florida. What I don’t like is tourist season. We get too many visitors from January to April and not enough from July to October. If the number of people here were more stable instead of having such massive uctuation through the year, I’d nd it easier to deal with — and I’m sure a lot of other locals would as well. Yes, I know it’s all about the weather. Nobody wants to come for the months when it’s 88 degrees at dawn and the humidity stays between 95 and 100 percent, plus there are those pesky hurricanes. Still, you really should come down for at least a few days and see how dierent this town is when the snowbirds have own. Regarding the radio show, you should be able to listen live from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays at, or to the recordings at This Saturday marks our rst anniversary of the WaterLine Radio Hour. Mike and I have been having a lot of fun with it and I don’t see any reason for that to stop. And to the WaterLine annual: It’s one of the benets of being a WaterLine subscriber, which I believe every reader should be. I’m in process of guring out how to send out subscriptions by mail, so all of our snowbird friends can take a little piece of Florida home with them. In light of the fantastic letter, I’ll send you a copy of the annual. — Josh Olive, WaterLine PublisherIf you have a comment or question for WaterLine editor Lee Anderson, email him at are welcome on any outdoor-related subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters may be edited for length as well as grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name — not initials. Slanderous or libelous material will not be published. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse. The opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. WaterLine and Sun Coast Media Group take no responsibility for the content of these letters. MMOMEMIllUIUmomII '


Page 3 March 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. 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.FREE WILDLIFE SEMINARSThese wildlife seminars, held from 1 to 2 p.m. at Rotary Park (5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral), are for anyone who is interested in learning about native and exotic species found in Southwest Florida. Talks are free and open to all ages. March 26: Aquatic Exotics. April 23: Coyotes. Call 239-549-4606 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.BOBBY HOLLOWAY JR. MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENTThe 17th Bobby Holloway Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament will be held March 28 at Pineland Marina (13921 Waterfront Drive, Bokeelia). The event kicks o at 7 p.m. March 27 at Monroe Canal Marina (3105 Stringfellow Road, St James City) with the captains meeting, followed by the 7:30 a.m. shotgun start the next morning. This year, the tournament will have cash prizes for the combined weight of one snook, one redsh and one trout as well as the Edison Big Snook Award for a separate cash prize of $2,500. Teams will have the chance to take home up to $3,750 in winnings, making this the largest payout the tournament has ever oered. Registration is $350 for a team of up to four anglers and $50 for each additional angler. Your entry fee includes captains dinner, ramp and parking fees, BBQ, sh fry and captain’s bag. All net proceeds from the event will be donated to the Bobby Holloway Jr. Memorial Fund to benet the youth on Pine Island and surrounding communities. For more info, rules and registration, visit or call Ernestine Squires at 239-281-8225 or Jennifer Glass at 239-851-8751. HIKE OSCAR SCHERER STATE PARKJoin the Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club March 28 for a 2-mile walk at Oscar Scherer State Park (1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey). Wear sturdy shoes, carry water and sunscreen, and bring lunch if your time permits. Suggested donation $5. Reserve with Sally by calling 941-484-4113.PLANET EARTH FESTIVALShangri-La Springs (27580 Old U.S. 41, Bonita Springs) will host an earth-focused festival for the general public with art, food, music, wildlife photography, vendors, including wildlife exhibits, kids’ activities and more from 1 to 6:30 p.m. March 28. $5 per person; children under 12 with a family member will be admitted free. Parking is available along Kentucky Street. Call 239-777-0186 for more info.PLANT WALKJoin the Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society at 9 a.m. March 28 for a slow stroll in SchererThaxton Preserve (13125 Honore Ave., Nokomis). This is one of Sarasota’s newest parks, consisting of pine flatwoods, wetlands and mesic hammocks. The park is adjacent to and on the east side of Oscar Scherer State Park. Birds of interest may include scrub jays and swallow-tailed kites. Since this a new park, we may be surprised at what plants will be seen. For more info, contact Denny Girard at 941-474-1492 or FESTIVALThe 4th Annual Crawsh and Seafood Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 28 at St. Martha Catholic School (4380 Fruitville Road, Sarasota). The Crawsh Festival is a great family-friendly event that has become quite a “foodie fair” in our town. There will be authentic Cajun food provided by restaurants and food trucks from all over the Tampa Bay area, live music from a local Cajun band, bounce houses, rock climbing, face painting, games for the kids and so much more! Admission is $5 per person. Call 941-925-2923 for more info.BIRD ROOKERY SWAMP WALKSJoin the volunteers on the CREW Bird Rookery Swamp Trails (1295 Shady Hollow Blvd W., Naples) at 9 a.m. March 28 or 1:30 p.m. April 5 for a free, entertaining and informative 2.5-hour guided walk. Learn the history, see wildlife and enjoy the views. Call 239-657-2253.CHARLOTTE 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., fol lowed 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 (ten seats) are $1,300. Go to to register or RSVP. 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 FISHIN’ FRANK’S FISHIN’ CLUB: Learn all about shing Charlotte Harbor. Meetings are held the second Tuesday and Wednesday of each month at Luigi’s Italian Restaurant (3883 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte). Call 941-625-3888 for more info. COASTAL VENTURES CRUISE CLUB: This club, designed for personal boat cruising, meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the Waterfrontoo Restaurant (2205 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis). Join them for dinner at 6 p.m. and/or the 7:30 p.m. meeting where they’ll discuss upcoming cruises and activities. Enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded water rats. If interested, simply attend a meeting or call 845-331-2294 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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 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. NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY MEETS: The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium (3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers). Meetings are free and the public is welcome. Call 239-275-3435. BIRD WALK: 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. BOTTOM TIME DIVE CLUB: This Punta Gorda-based SCUBA club meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Call 941-7404245 or visit GUIDED HIKE AT ALLIGATOR CREEK PRESERVE: This CHEC preserve is located where freshwater and saltwater habitats meet along the edge of Charlotte Harbor. Free guided walks on the nature trails are oered each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10 a.m. Call 941-575-5435 for more info. 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. 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Page 4 March 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 00:27 -0.10 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; see TIDE CHARTSTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY Thursday 00:27 -0.10 feet L 16:57 1.80 feet H Friday 01:42 -0.07 feet L 18:05 1.69 feet H Saturday 02:51 -0.06 feet L 11:42 1.10 feet H 13:52 1.06 feet L 19:28 1.60 feet H Sunday 03:50 -0.05 feet L 11:40 1.15 feet H 15:24 0.95 feet L 20:51 1.57 feet H Monday 04:38 -0.03 feet L 11:47 1.20 feet H 16:25 0.79 feet L 22:00 1.57 feet H Tuesday 05:18 0.02 feet L 11:55 1.26 feet H 17:13 0.62 feet L 22:54 1.57 feet H Wednesday 05:52 0.11 feet L 12:03 1.33 feet H 17:53 0.46 feet L 23:39 1.55 feet H Thursday 03:30 -0.10 feet L 10:40 0.85 feet H 12:45 0.84 feet L 19:53 1.68 feet H Friday 04:46 -0.05 feet L 20:58 1.57 feet H Saturday 06:02 -0.02 feet L 14:20 1.01 feet H 16:15 1.00 feet L 22:22 1.48 feet H Sunday 07:05 -0.01 feet L 14:21 1.08 feet H 18:07 0.93 feet L 23:54 1.44 feet H Monday 07:53 0.01 feet L 14:35 1.16 feet H 19:22 0.79 feet L Tuesday 01:07 1.45 feet H 08:30 0.05 feet L 14:50 1.23 feet H 20:16 0.63 feet L Wednesday 02:00 1.46 feet H 08:59 0.11 feet L 15:03 1.30 feet H 20:58 0.46 feet L Thursday 00:58 -0.07 feet L 08:31 0.79 feet H 10:35 0.78 feet L 17:07 1.41 feet H Friday 02:14 -0.03 feet L 18:19 1.30 feet H Saturday 03:27 -0.01 feet L 11:07 0.94 feet H 14:25 0.88 feet L 20:00 1.23 feet H Sunday 04:28 -0.00 feet L 11:30 1.01 feet H 16:12 0.79 feet L 21:32 1.21 feet H Monday 05:17 0.01 feet L 11:52 1.07 f eet H 17:18 0.66 feet L 22:41 1.23 feet H Tuesday 05:56 0.05 feet L 12:12 1.13 feet H 18:05 0.52 feet L 23:34 1.24 feet H Wednesday 06:28 0.11 feet L 12:28 1.18 feet H 18:43 0.38 feet L Thursday 03:25 -0.08 feet L 10:41 0.93 feet H 13:02 0.92 feet L 19:17 1.67 feet H Friday 04:41 -0.03 feet L 20:29 1.55 feet H Saturday 05:54 -0.01 feet L 13:17 1.11 feet H 16:52 1.05 feet L 22:10 1.46 feet H Sunday 06:55 -0.00 feet L 13:40 1.20 feet H 18:39 0.94 feet L 23:42 1.44 feet H Monday 07:44 0.02 feet L 14:02 1.27 feet H 19:45 0.78 feet L Tuesday 00:51 1.46 feet H 08:23 0.06 feet L 14:22 1.34 feet H 20:32 0.62 feet L Wednesday 01:44 1.47 feet H 08:55 0.13 feet L 14:38 1.40 feet H 21:10 0.46 feet LVENICE INLET PUNTA GORDA PLACIDA MATLACHA PASS 16:57 1.80 01:42 -0.07 18:05 1.69 02:51 -0.06 11:42 1.10 19:28 1.60 03:50 -0.05 11:40 1.15 15:24 0.95 20:51 1.57 04:38 -0.03 11:47 1.20 16:25 0.79 22:00 1.57 05:18 0.02 11:55 1.26 22:54 1.57 17:13 0.62 05:52 0.11 17:53 0.46 12:03 1.33 23:39 1.55 03:30 -0.10 04:46 -0.05 20:58 1.57 06:02 -0.02 14:20 1.01 16:15 1.00 07:05 -0.01 14:21 1.08 18:07 0.93 23:54 1.44 07:53 0.01 14:35 1.16 19:22 0.79 01:07 1.45 08:30 0.05 14:50 1.23 02:00 1.46 20:16 0.63 08:59 0.11 20:58 0.46 15:03 1.30 13:52 1.06 08:31 0.79 02:14 -0.03 18:19 1.30 03:27 -0.01 11:07 0.94 20:00 1.23 04:28 -0.00 11:30 1.01 16:12 0.79 21:32 1.21 05:17 0.01 11:52 1.07 17:18 0.66 22:41 1.23 05:56 0.05 12:12 1.13 23:34 1.24 18:05 0.52 06:28 0.11 18:43 0.38 12:28 1.18 03:25 -0.08 10:41 0.93 04:41 -0.03 20:29 1.55 05:54 -0.01 13:17 1.11 22:10 1.46 06:55 -0.00 13:40 1.20 18:39 0.94 23:42 1.44 07:44 0.02 14:02 1.27 19:45 0.78 00:51 1.46 08:23 0.06 14:22 1.34 01:44 1.47 20:32 0.62 08:55 0.13 21:10 0.46 14:38 1.40 19:53 1.68 12:45 0.84 10:40 0.85 22:22 1.48 00:58 -0.07 10:35 0.78 17:07 1.41 14:25 0.88 19:17 1.67 13:02 0.92 16:52 1.05 iartBOAT STORAGEDRY STORAGEWET SLIPSBOAT LIFTSWATERSIDE GRILLOPEN EVERY DAYFOR BREAKFAST,LUNCH & DINNERAMENITIESBOAT RENTALSFUEL DOCKBAIT & TACKLESHIPS STORE24/7 SECURITYON-SITE SERVICEGASPARILLAM ARINA-15001 GASPARILLA RDPLACIDA, FL 941-697-2280GASPARILLAMARINA.COMMARKER 20ON THE ICW


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Page 6 March 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 BETThere are ounder on the beaches taking soft plastics or jigs tipped with shrimp shed along the bottom. Spanish mackerel action is good over deeper grass on jigs or spoon. The trout bite is good at Placida; sh Lil Johns in about 4 feet of water. The bigger sheepies have moved oshore, but there are still piles of smaller ones around the piers and jetties. Bass and bluegills are getting ready to bed up in the ponds and freshwater canals. A scattering of very big cobia are still being caught. There are lots of grunts at about 10 miles eating squid. Mangrove snapper are biting in Boca Grande Pass. There’s a front moving through on Friday and the shing should be good just before it gets here. Sheepshead are starting to leave, but there are still some at the south end of the trestle. Spanish macks are thick on the beaches from the jetties to south of Boca Grande Pass. Pompano are good in the surf, along with some whiting and eating-size black drum. There have been lots of good redsh reports; they’re eating shrimp and topwater popping plugs. A number of tarpon have been hooked this week; most are in the 30to 50-pound range. The Novak and Tremblay are producing lots of sheepshead. Kingsh 20 pounds and better are whacking slow-trolled blue runners in Boca Grande Pass. Big AJs, red grouper, ag yellowtails, jumbo mangrove snapper and cobia are all biting o Englewood, plus a couple sailsh have been reported. The bite’s as good as you’ll ever see it right now. Snook are hot. They’re biting on ies, live bait, jerkbaits, poppers or whatever you prefer. Look for sh along points and channel edges. A few are already on the beach. Lemon Bay is producing some nice trout. Black drum are moving up and down Charlotte Harbor. The best place to see them is out in the 20-foot hole, where there are thousands from 20 to 70 pounds. The sheepshead bite has been amazing at the Venice jetties. There are still a large number of redsh, snook and jacks being caught in the Myakka River on large shrimp and plug-type lures. Grouper, snapper, cobia and sharks have been on re within 10 miles of the shore. Try sardines or squid for bottom shing, and the sharks will eat just about anything. Soak some stinky cutbait in Lemon Bay for slob redsh. FISHING TIP OF THE WEEK: A lot of anglers who are relatively new to fishing in salt water make the same mistake: They use hooks that are far too large. Really, you should be sizing your hook to your bait and the fish you plan to catch. Think about the bait first. You go to great pains to keep your shrimp or whitebait lively and frisky, because a more active bait generally draws more attention from hungry predators. Why, then, would you want to weigh your bait down with a giant hook? Rather than being able to swim freely, your bait will be anchored in one spot. For use with live bait, you are usually best served by the smallest hook that will hold the fish. And that can be a surprisingly small hook. Under most circumstances, a well-made No. 2 hook is more than sufficient for redfish up to about 10 pounds. If you’re fishing around heavy structure, you may need to go up a size or two because you have to use a stronger drag setting. Even big, powerful fish like sharks and tarpon can be taken on relatively small hooks. A 4X strong 7/0 hook is plenty for even the biggest tarpon and for sharks up to a couple hundred pounds. F ISH F INDER ROGERFINE BAIT & TACKLE North Port 941-240-5981 JIMFISHERMAN’S EDGE Grove City 941-697-7595 MALCOLMCOOKS SPORTLAND Venice 941-493-0025Everything’s hungry. There are good numbers of over-slot redsh eating cutbait on the ats near cuts and oyster bars. A few big trout have been caught early in the day. Good numbers of pompano have been in the surf just o the sand; try tipped or untipped jigs. Bonnethead sharks are biting at Alligator Creek Reef. The black drum are biting OK, but sheepshead action has really dropped o. Tarpon are showing themselves, but few have been caught. Cobia and kingsh are scattered oshore. The amberjack bite has been pretty consistent in 50 feet and deeper. Red grouper are moving in closer to shore, and the snapper bite has been very good on the nearshore reefs. Snook are ready to go, and it’s hard to beat Mother Nature’s candy: Whitebait. Look for moving water and maybe a bit murky. The best bite is along the ICW where the bait is. The redsh action is decent on the east and west walls; Bull Bay has the best bite. You can also nd snook in the same areas. Trout are stirring in the ICW, and some real gators are coming out of Pine Island Sound. Snapper are consistent around rockpiles and in the canals. Pompano and ounder are on the outside of the east wall bar. Sharks and cobia are scattered around the Harbor. Tarpon are starting to bite around Redsh Pass and the Sanibel Causeway. Sheepshead, snapper and porgies are biting well on the reefs within 5 miles of shore. Red grouper are doing well in 80 to 100 feet of water. Cobia and amberjack are hanging around the wrecks. Spanish mackerel are all over, from Alligator Creek Reef to 5 miles oshore. Inside, sh the outgoing tides. In the Gulf, don’t be surprised if you nd some kingsh mixed in. Mangrove snapper are biting at the canal mouths and Alligator Creek Reef; use live shrimp or whitebait. Lots of little sharks are all over the Harbor, especially the south end. You’ll also nd a few larger ones and some cobia. Black drum are gathering in the 20-foot hole. Pompano are coming from the lower part of the west wall, or look for bonnetheads there. Tarpon are showing in the ICW and Boca Grande Pass, plus in the river mouths. Mangrove snapper are crazy in Boca Grande Pass and on the reefs out to 15 miles. Spanish and king mackerel are biting from 4 to 25 miles out. Amberjack and red grouper are good at 30 to 40 miles. A few cobia and some bigger sharks round out the Gulf action. Lots of over-slot snook up to 45 inches are coming from the Myakka Cuto, the west wall, Turtle Bay and Pine Island Sound. Look on the edges of mangrove islands, sh live bait. Big redsh are hiding under the mangroves with snook. Toss in whitebait, big threadies, shrimp or soft plastics. Good keeper trout are hanging around the grass and oyster bars. Spanish mackerel are thick in the bay and o the beaches. Tarpon are eating macks in the Sound and would probably take catsh tails up the river. Monster jacks have been cruising the canals, eating anything in reach. Red grouper are moving in closer, so don’t go out too far — 70 to 80 feet is plenty. Yel lowtail and mangrove snapper are biting, plenty of chum is the key. There are cobia hanging around the reefs; try feeding them pinsh. Kingsh are eating slow-trolled live baits or expensive lipped plugs. Blackn tuna reports are coming in from 70 feet. Permit are on the reefs and wrecks and will eat small blue crabs at rst light. Too much fun. ROBERTFISHIN’ FRANK’S Charlotte Harbor 941-625-3888 JEFFCAPT. 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Page 7 March 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 and LICENSES Resident saltwater or freshwater: Annual $17, 5-year $79. If you sh from shore only, a license is required but is free. A combo license for both freshwater and saltwater shing is $32.50 annually. Nonresident saltwater or freshwater: 3 days $17, 7 days $30, annual $47. Free shore shing license not available for nonresidents. Annual shing permits: Snook $10, lobster $5, not required when no license requiredSALTWATER FISH Almaco Jack Bag limit 100 pounds in state waters; notes: 9,11,14 Amberjack, Greater 30” min. size; bag limit 1; season closed June 1-July 31; notes: 1,3,4,5,9,14 Amberjack, Lesser & Banded Ruddersh Slot 14” to 22”; aggregate bag limit 5; notes: 1,4,5,9,14 Black Drum Slot 14” to 24” (may possess one over 24”); bag limit 5; notes: 5,7,8 Black Sea Bass 10” min. size; bag limit 100 pounds; notes: 2,4,5,9 Bluesh 12” min. size; bag limit 10; notes: 1,5 Blue runner Bag limit 100. Bonesh Harvest prohibited. Cobia 33” min. size; bag limit in state waters, 1 per harvester or 6 per vessel, whichever is less; limit in federal waters, 2; notes: 1,5 Dolphin (Mahi mahi) Bag limit 10 per harvester or 60 per vessel, whichever is less (state waters only); notes: 5 Flounder, all species 12” min. size; bag limit 10; harvest by gig or spear permitted; notes: 2,5,8 Grouper, Black 22” min. size; bag limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10,12,14 Grouper, Gag 22” min. size; bag limit 2; season open July 1 Dec. 3 in state and federal waters; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10,14 Grouper, Goliath Harvest prohibited. Legal to target for catch and release in state but not federal waters. Grouper, Red 20” min. size; bag limit 4 in state and federal waters (Note: Bag limit will change to 2 in state and federal waters at a future date to be announced); notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10,12,14 Grouper, Scamp 16” min. size; bag limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10,12 Grouper, Snowy & Yellowedge Bag limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10Grouper, Warsaw & Speckled HindBag limit 1 per vessel; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10Grouper, Yellown & Yellowmouth20” min. size; bag limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10,12 Grouper, Coney, Graysby, Red Hind, Rock Hind & Tiger Bag limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10,12 Hogsh 12” min. size; bag limit 5; notes: 1,4,5,9 Mackerel, King (kingsh) 24” min. size; bag limit 2 (reduced to 1 in some state waters if federal waters are closed to harvest; see for current regulations); notes: 1,5 Mackerel, Spanish 12” min. size; bag limit 15; transfer of Spanish mackerel to other vessels at sea prohibited; notes: 1,5 Mullet, Striped & Silver Bag limit, Feb 1-Aug. 31, aggregate 50 per harvester or 100 per vessel, whichever is less; Sept. 1-Jan. 31, aggregate 50 per harvester or per vessel; bag limit also applies to mullet used as bait; harvest or possession of striped mullet prohibited in Punta Gorda between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. from Nov. 1-Feb. 29. See Permit Slot 11” to 20” (may possess one over 20”; maximum of 2 over 20” per vessel); bag limit 2; hook and line gear only in state waters; spearing legal in federal waters; notes: 1,5,7 Pompano, Florida 11” min. size; bag limit 6; notes: 1,5,7 Pompano, African 24” min. size; bag limit 2 per harvester or per vessel; spear shing prohibited; notes: 1,5,7 Porgy, Red Bag limit 100 pounds; notes: 4,5,9 Redsh Slot 18” to 27”; bag limit 1 per harvester or 8 per vessel, whichever is less; transport limit 6 per person; gigging, spearing or snatching prohibited; illegal to harvest or possess in federal water; notes: 2,5,7 Sailsh 63” min. size from tip of lower jaw to center of fork; bag limit 1 any billsh (sailsh and marlin); Highly Migratory Species permit required to target or harvest in federal waters and all harvested sh must be reported to NOAA within 24 hours; notes: 5 Sea Trout, Spotted Slot 15” to 20” (may possess one over 20”); bag limit 4; notes: 2,5,7 Shark, all species 54” min. size except Atlantic sharpnose, blacknose, blacktip, bonnethead, netooth and smooth dogsh (only exceptions to 54” min. in federal waters are Atlantic sharpnose and bonnethead; bag limit in state waters 1 per harvester or 2 per vessel, whichever is less; bag limit in federal waters, 1 per vessel; may be harvested by hook and line only; Highly Migratory Species permit required to target or harvest in federal waters; harvest of lemon, tiger, sandbar and hammerhead sharks prohibited; notes: 1,5,7 Sheepshead 12” min. size; bag limit 15; notes: 2,5,7 Snapper, Cubera Slot 12” to 30” (may possess 2 over 30” per harvester or per vessel); bag limit 10 if under 30”; sh over 30” not included in aggregate limit; notes: 2,4,5,9,13 Snapper, Gray (Mangrove) 10” min. size in state waters; 12” min. in federal waters; bag limit 5; notes: 2,4,5,9,13 Snapper, Lane 8” min. size; bag limit 100 pounds in state waters; not included in aggregate limit; notes: 2,4,5,9,11 Snapper, Mutton 16” min. size; bag limit 10; notes: 2,4,5,9,13 Snapper, Red 16” min. size; bag limit 2; 2015 season to be determined; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,13,14 Snapper, Schoolmaster 10” min. size; bag limit 10; notes: 2,4,5,9,13 Snapper, Vermilion (beeliner) 10” min. size; bag limit 10; notes: 2,4,5,9,11,14 Snapper, Blackn, Dog, Queen, Mahogany, Silk & Yellowtail 12” min. size; limit 10 per harvester; notes: 2,4,5,9,13 Snook Slot 28” to 33”; bag limit 1; season closed Dec. 1-Feb. 29 & May 1-Aug. 31; $10 snook permit required to harvest when license is required, including free resident shore shing license; state regulations apply in federal waters; notes: 2,5,6,7,8 Tarpon Bag limit 1 per harvester per year; $51.50 tarpon tag required to harvest or possess, which is legal only in pursuit of an IGFA record; for seasonal Boca Grande Pass rules, see http://; notes: 6,8 Triggersh, Gray 14” min. size in state waters; 12” min. size in fed waters; bag limit 2; season closed until Dec. 31 in all waters; notes: 1,4,5,11,14 Tripletail 15” min. size; bag limit 2; may be harvested by hook and line only; notes: 2,5,7,8 Wahoo Bag limit 2; notes: 1,5 Lionsh Invasive exotic; kill on sight. No size or bag limits. Fins have venomous spines. NO-HARVEST SPECIES In addition to the species above listed, harvest of Nassau grouper, spotted eagle rays and sawsh is prohibited. Go to the website below for a full list of no-harvest species. Visit for full rules. NOTES1. Measured fork length. Fork length is the straight line distance from the most forward part of the head with the mouth closed to the center of the tail. 2. Measured total length. Total length is the straight line distance from the most forward part of the head with the mouth closed to the farthest tip of the tail with the tail compressed or squeezed together while the sh is lying on its side. 3. Bag limit zero for captain and crew of for-hire vessels on a paid trip. 4. Reef sh gear rules apply. Anglers must use non-stainless steel circle hooks when using natural baits, and must possess a dehooking device. 5. Must remain in whole condition (head and tail intact) until landed ashore. Removal of gills and internal organs OK. 6. Harvest by spearshing prohibited. 7. Use of multiple or treble hooks in conjunction with natural bait prohibited. 8. Harvest by snatching prohibited. 9. Except for sand perch and dwarf sand perch, sh designated as reef sh are illegal to use as bait in federal waters or aboard a vessel with a federal reef sh permit. In state waters, legal-size reef sh may be used as bait but must remain in whole condition and must be counted against bag limit. 10. Included in aggregate grouper bag limit of 4 sh. 11. Included in 20-sh reef sh aggregate bag in federal waters (also all tileshes). 12. Closed Feb. 1-March 31 ONLY in federal waters outside 20-fathom break.13: Included in aggregate snapper bag limit of 10 sh.14: Participation in Gulf Reef Fish Survey required to harvest beginning April 1. 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Page 9 March 26, 2015 FOOL ‘EM TWICEBehold the dusky dottyback, con artist of the coral reef. Bright, lithe and no longer than your index nger, these Australian reef-dwelling sh may look innocent. But they are actually lethal predators and masters of the art of disguise. Capable of changing color to resemble the types of sh they prey on, they hide themselves among a school of their prospective victims and then swoop in to devour the unsuspecting young. “It’s the classic wolf in sheep’s clothing scenario,” said Cambridge University research fellow William Feeney, who studies the dottyback. Unlike other animal mimics, dusky dottybacks are capable of changing color to imitate two dierent types of sh, yellow damselsh and brown damselsh, depending on the kind of school that surrounds them. “This is the rst time that anyone has been able to show a species that is capable of mimicking multiple things, looking like one sh one day, looking like another sh next week,” said Feeney. Their disguises made the dottybacks particularly lethal: A dottyback that was the same color as the sh around it was two to three times more successful at hunting, consuming as many as 30 juvenile damselsh a day.NAPLES LOOKING AT FISHING BAN(WINK News) — The city of Naples may ban shing on several bridges because it could be a distraction to drivers. City leaders also say there’s really not enough room along the road for people to sh and its a hazard to boaters who pass by underneath. They say in the past, shing on the small bridges has caused trespassing issues and damage to private and public property. The city will hold a public hearing on the ban at the next city council meeting April 1.IGFA MUSEUM MOVING; IGFA STAYSThe Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum, housed in a distinctive, steel-sheathed building along Interstate 95, will soon leave Dania Beach for new digs in Springeld, Mo. But the 30-foot leaping swordsh, so visible to passing motorists, is here to stay. The hall of fame and museum has been nestled against Bass Pro Shops, west of I-95 and south of Grin Road, for 16 years. It’s operated by the International Game Fish Association, and honors famous anglers, novelists Ernest Hemingway and Zane Grey among them. But the $32 million museum couldn’t reel in enough visitors, even in sh-crazy South Florida. So it’s splitting from the IGFA and hooking up with a wildlife attraction in Missouri. The IGFA and its impressive library, which boasts the world’s largest collection of shing lms, photos and publications on recreational shing, is staying. “A lot of people think we are closing up the building and moving it to the center of the country. And we’re not,” said Rob Kramer, IGFA president. The nonprot’s headquarters will continue to operate from the building’s third oor even after the museum, which occupied the rst oor, moves out. LET’S NAME ONE AFTER YODAMeet Peckoltia greedoi, a newly named species of South American suckermouth armored catsh. And if its name calls to mind a character from a galaxy far, far away — well, that’s the point. The sh was named for Greedo, the bounty hunter killed by Han Solo in “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.” Jonathan Armbruster, biological sciences professor and curator of shes for the Auburn University Museum of Natural History, said he was trying to name the sh when his colleague, arachnologist Chris Hamilton, said it looked a little familiar. “Chris looked at the specimen and said ‘that looks like that guy from Star Wars,’” Armbruster said in a university news release. “After a little prodding, I realized he was talking about Greedo. We then knew what the name had to be. The Peckoltia greedoi does bear a striking resemblance to Greedo.”NO SHARK FOR YOUA Florida sherman thought he caught the big one, but his sh tale turned out to be a legal nightmare. Now, he has no sh and a lesson learned. Onlookers lashed out at the man who, for more than an hour, battled a 6-foot shark, which he hooked at the end of the pier at Jacksonville Beach. After tossing his reel o the pier to a friend down to the sand below, the sherman was confronted by police, who told him to release what he thought was a bull shark, in fear of someone getting hurt. “I was told by law enforcement and lifeguards to not touch the shark, and to let it go,” said the sher man, who asked not to be identied. He explained he was hoping to sell the meat from the shark for $15.99 a pound, but instead, he said he cut the line at the hook, and let the biggest sh he ever caught go. “I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time — to catch some thing of that size, to be able to land it and keep it of my own — and I denitely feel that was kind of taken from me,” the man said. Police issued the sherman a verbal warning for endangering the public, rather than ning him $500 for the misdemeanor crime. Lifeguards pointed out that some piers permit shark shing, but Jacksonville Beach does not.OUTER BANKS FISH KILLCOROLLA, N.C. — A large number of dead sh and a dead dolphin have washed up on the beaches of the Outer Banks over the past few days. Locals have reported that the stretch of dead sh runs for approximately three miles in the Corolla area. Some have questioned if a sonic boom recorded by the U.S. government, at six kilometers southeast of Nags Head at 4: 24 p.m. March 16, had anything to do with the sh deaths. The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Water Resources manages sh kill activity in the state. Environmental senior specialist Jill Paxson with the Division said she hasn’t seen the sh kill nor gotten reports of it, but said they are typically caused by one of two factors. One is netting from commercial shermen who are permitted to discard certain sh that they are not targeting. 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Page 10 March 26, 2015 A sure sign of the approach of spring in Southwest Florida is the arrival of hordes of Spanish mackerel. A few of these brightly colored, fast-swimming sh can be found in the area all winter, but the spring run brings huge schools of mackerel. They usually arrive soon after the water temperature along the Gulf beaches climbs to approximately 68 degrees. That benchmark was reached a few weeks ago, and, as expected, Spanish mackerel began to appear almost immediately. Good numbers of mackerel are currently pillaging schools of bait along the beaches and in the passes, and some sh have begun to move inland into Charlotte Harbor. Spanish mackerel are fairly easy to catch, when you nd them you can usually catch a bunch of them, they put on a really good ght when they’re caught on light tackle, and if they’re handled correctly they’re very good to eat. You’d think that with all these shining attributes, they would be considered a premier gamesh, but in Southwest Florida they are often overlooked. This is probably because the mackerel runs occur at just about the same time our shing turns on for snook, redsh, tarpon, sharks and other very popular and high-prole species. There are few sh that can match the rst sizzling run of a just-hooked Spanish mackerel on light tackle. If a mackerel gets up a head of steam, your drag will sing as line melts o the spool — but to experience this exciting moment, you need to match your tackle to the sh. Spanish mackerel are not large sh, with few of the specimens caught in this area exceeding 5 pounds and most falling under 2 pounds. Think light — 8to 10-pound spinning tackle is just about right. If you’re a y sherman, you’re in for a special treat if you can get on a bunch of mack erel. The rst time a skyrocketing mackerel leaps head-high and looks you in the eye with your y clenched in its teeth, then zips o all your yline and half your backing, you’ll become a lifelong mackerel fan. Catching mackerel is not dicult, but nding mackerel to catch can be challenging. Spanish mackerel are hyperactive sh that never slow down, always zipping around in search of prey. This means yesterday’s hotspot (or a hotspot from 5 minutes ago) can be empty of sh now. This is why many anglers hunt for mackerel by trolling. This method isn’t as much fun as casting with articials or free-lining live baits, but it’s a great search technique. The bars on both sides of the Boca Grande ship channel, any of the oshore articial reefs, the Bokeelia bar, the Cape Haze bar and the Alligator Creek articial reef are all great places to nd mack erel, but they can appear just about anywhere oshore or in the bay. Savvy anglers watch for working seabirds or signs of bait being crashed at the surface, or for the leaps of feeding mackerel which often launch a few feet into the air as they chase baits. Simple lures such as small spoons or jigs are very eective on mackerel. It’s best to stay away from lures with treble hooks. Aggres sively striking mackerel can usually be hooked very eciently on single-hook lures. Fly guys will nd that sparsely tied streamers such as Seaducers or Clouser minnows are great mack erel lures. For live baits, whitebait works great, but many anglers are surprised to learn that Spanish mackerel also love live shrimp. There is a debate among mackerel sh ermen as to the need for wire leader. It is true that if you sh for Spanish mackerel without a wire leader, you will sometimes have your line bitten o by their extremely sharp-edged teeth. However, it’s also true that if you use wire leader, you will not get nearly as many strikes. The use of wire is a personal prefer ence, but I think that at the end of the day you’ll catch more sh without wire if you’re willing to donate a few lost rigs. Spanish mackerel sometimes get a bad rap as to their edibility. I think there are two reasons for this. First, when Northeasterners hear that we’re catching mackerel, they often think of the Boston mackerel or tinker mack erel that are caught along the New England coastline — sh that are much more oily and dark-eshed than our Spanish mack erel. Secondly, the eating quality of Spanish mackerel does suer if they’re not handled correctly. They should be iced promptly upon capture, lleted immediately upon arrival at the dock, and eaten as freshly as possible. Spanish mackerel that have been kept in the fridge for a few days, or frozen and later thawed, are not nearly as good as those eaten soon after capture. Cooking is easy: Place the llets skin-sidedown on a sheet of tinfoil, coat them with lemon butter, sprinkle on black pepper, and broil just long enough to cook through. Be careful to avoid the most common seafood error — overcooking — and you’ll enjoy a wonderful meal. 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 Spanish mackerel: Under-appreciated speedsters AROUND CHARLOTTE HARBOR CAPT. 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Page 12 March 26, 2015 Photo providedSnapper are smart sh, but if you can get them drunk on food, you can make them dumb enough to catch.Spring is ocially here and it’s getting nice and warm again. This is the time of year when our resident mangrove snapper that have reached breeding size start to leave the canals and make their way toward the deeper waters of the Gulf to spawn. We always have a lot of snapper in the Harbor year-round. They grow up here. Most of the sh we see inshore are small, from 4 to about 10 inches. There are certainly bigger ones living in the estuary, but the larger ones aren’t dumb. Most have been caught once or twice and have learned exactly what a hook is. But as they begin feeling all spawny, they gather together in schools and compete with one another for food, so they are a bit easier to catch. The spawn coincides with the return of massive school of baitsh. Glass minnows, whitebait (scaled sardines) and threadns are starting to show up all over the Harbor and in the nearshore Gulf. Large numbers of them can be found around the reefs, both inside the estuary and just oshore. Alligator Creek Reef is great this time of year, and a much shorter run from Port Charlotte or Punta Gorda. The key to catching bigger snapper consistently is to make them stupid. This is why chum is your best friend. By dispersing the smell of food into the water, you can drive the sh into a feeding frenzy. Normally wary snapper will gulp any chunks of food they nd, without taking the time to make a close inspection. The pre-made frozen blocks are great, or you can make your own by mixing tropical sh food, play sand and menhaden oil. Also I take frozen sardines and dice them up to about thumbnail size, tossing a handful over every few minutes. You want them to be feeding and ready to grab anything, but not fed so well that their bellies are full. If you do it right, it’s not unusual to see the snapper come up all the way to the surface. Even when they’re chomping any scrap of food that drifts past, they can be leader shy. I use 4 to 6 feet of 20-pound uorocarbon. An Owner 2/0 inline circle hook (to be legal) and a No. 3 splitshot complete the rig. The bait drifts down slowly and naturally, the leader is all but invisible, and the hook can be mostly hidden in the chunk of meat. For bait, use a piece of something that’s in the chum: Cut sardine, half a whitebait or a chunk of threadn will all do the job. If you don’t want to sh Alligator Creek Reef, Boca Grande Pass is another excellent place to catch snapper right now. Chumming is not going to work here because of the strong current. Drop your baits along the southern edge of the pass in about 30 feet of water and just drift. Expect to use 2 or 3 ounces of lead to keep the bait close to the bottom, and be ready to get snagged a lot. The hassle is worth it because the snapper in the Pass are consistently 12 to 15 inches — real good sh for being so close to shore. You’ll also catch the occasional grouper. Actually, snapper are going to be popping up all over. Cape Haze Reef, the phosphate docks and the Placida pier should all start seeing better numbers and sizes over the next week or two. If you like the open Gulf, they’ll soon be moving out there for the actual spawn. The heavy chumming described above can be used in water as much as 80 feet deep, though it takes a good bit more of it to produce a chum cloud that reaches all the way to the bottom. But being able to catch these sh on light tackle is way more fun than needing heavy-duty gear to pull them away from the rocks, plus you won’t lose as many to the Goliaths. Snapper are a lot of fun to catch, but the big draw is the pile of llets. Smaller sh are best treated like pansh — dressed and cooked whole — but the bigger ones will provide ne llets that are a favorite of many sh eaters. Just remember, it’s not a freezer-lling contest. There’s not much worse than having to throw out a bunch of freezer-burned llets. It’s better to take only what you need for now. Besides, that gives you an excuse to go shing again.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 How to make snapper stupid ANGLING 101 ROBERT LUGIEWICZ Page 13 March 26, 2015 R EADER P HOTOS Phil Smallwood, who just moved down from Indiana, caught his rst amberjack recently on the Jersey Devil. Barry Shiette with a chunky red grouper. Brian Higgs of Ontario caught this puer in Alligator Creek. Paula Anderson gives her rst puer a friendly pat. 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Page 14 March 26, 2015 I do hate to continue on our problems, but they appear to be forcing us to educate ourselves and get involved. I see special-in terest lobbyist groups want to change the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and now the Gulf states are asking to take over shery management of red snapper. I agree we have problems, but when one side pushes their self-serving “solutions,” it’s not going to work in the long run. We will be weaker and never work out answers that we all can live with. Power promotes its own growth, not compromises. The only way to resolve any issue is to get the user groups to sit down and learn to respect and trust each other and work together. We need to go back to our roots. Let’s lock qualied representatives — people who can put what’s right before their personal gain — in a room together and make them stay until they agree. Just like the Constitu tional Convention: No A/C, no fancy motels to go back to, just bunks and the same food for all. Better not allow guns either. Seriously, I’m not inventing anything, just recalling what actually worked to create our special Constitu tion and country. Back to shing. We caught a few very big king mackerel last week. These sh were pushing 50 inches. I smoked one for sh dip and we released the rest without putting them in the boat. One helpfully cut the leader at boatside for us; the other I was able to unhook while in the water with a long dehooker. Please be careful around these toothy sh. I’m using large blue runners for bait. Sometimes my clients look at the bait and back at me with that “what are we doing?” look. The questions stop when the reel starts screaming and they feel the power of a smoker king not happy to be hooked. The Spanish mackerel are usually easier to catch. The easy way is to troll spoons or jigs. I prefer to use a 40or 50-pound uorocarbon leader, knowing I will lose some lures to sharp teeth. We get so many more bites it’s worth the lost lures for the extra action. Larger lures usually catch bigger sh, but you should choose your lure size based on the size of the minnows the sh are eating. When macks are eating glass minnows, try tiny spoons to match the hatch. Frequently we do better with a weight or planer to reach down into the water column. The metal planers vary in size, depending on how deep you want to go. You will want heavier gear and rod holders to sh them. If sh are striking on the surface, sh up top. Watch for diving birds to locate feeding sh. They are looking for scraps; minnow pieces left by savage macks streaking through schools of ‘em. Watch close for sh slicing through the baitsh schools, or skyrocketing as they jump to grab minnows. Look close and many times you can observe a minnow balanced on their nose! Pat Ford even got a photo of this with a king once. Jigs can also be cast while drifting when you discover concentrations of sh. Kingshing can be done with lures also; just step it up big time for these larger sh. We use larger spoons or jumbo lipped lures. I like the MirrOlures. They have lifelike nishes and a wiggle action that entices bites. Note that spoons and lures work best at dierent speeds, so do not mix these. Natural baits can be trolled eectively if you acquire the skill to rig them. We used to drift or anchor and enjoy the smaller kings on Wild Willie jigs. Whatever bait you’re using, wire leader is suggested for big toothy kings. You have many choices and plenty of sh. It’s common to pick up a cobia while targeting kings. We have plenty of both mackerel species, so eat all you want. It’s great to have recovered species to enjoy. Just don’t waste food sh. Ice is critical for food sh, especially any mackerel. Carry plenty and do not let sh lie on your decks. You don’t need the extra clean-up or slippery mess. 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Page 16 March 26, 2015 WaterLine photo by Cayle WillsBarb and her redsh wearing (almost) matching smiles.It’s not very often that I get to write about my own adventures out into the world of shing. Maybe because I’m always so busy taking other people shing I would have to say that is the case because my wife actually booked a charter with me. That’s how busy I’ve been. My own wife has to book me in order for me to take her shing. I know, it’s sad — I’m a terrible husband. And between boat shows and tent sales, she deserved a day on the water. We jumped in the boat and headed out of Laishley Marina with the intention of running to Devilsh Key in the search of whitebait. Marker 2 has been a cross between a circus and course in anger management for the past two weeks, and there hasn’t been much bait there anyway. But I did make a pass around the marker with the graph running to see if there was anything there. Fishnder, sonar, bottom machine — whatever you would like to call it. The rst one I ever ran had paper in it. A little pen went back and forth on the paper and drew the bottom and sh on the paper. Hence graph. There seemed to be a good number of baitsh there, but I couldn’t tell if they were good whitebait or glass minnows. They were packed too tightly to tell. I had the wife chum while I prepped the castnet. Yes, I made her chum. It was her trip, so she could help! After a few minutes, I threw the net and had half a livewell full of bait. I knew where we were going, chumming wouldn’t be eective, so I didn’t need that much bait. However, always have a plan B. So I threw the net again and easily lled the livewell. I had bait. I didn’t have to run an hour to get it. The fog was lifting. I didn’t get in an argu ment at Marker 2. All in all, it was shaping up to be a great day. So we headed to my favorite cut on the west wall. Lately I’ve been catching snook in there on the incoming tide. Because we got bait where we did, I was there two hours early. The good news was I wasn’t going to have to worry about someone being there. The bad news is that the sh weren’t there either. This place had snook stacked dozens deep three days before. Now it was a ghost town. Barb did manage to catch a beautiful trout, though. It had a 100-pound braided steel cable hanging out of its mouth and someone else’s hook down its throat, so in the livewell it went. After losing a large percentage of our important bodily uids to a no-see-um frontal assault, we decided to head elsewhere. Else where was going to be Poacher’s Cut. You can always count on snook to be in Poacher’s Cut on an incoming tide, right? Right The rst thing Barb hauled in, on her rst cast, was a 24-inch redsh. Umm that’s not a snook. Oh well, at least the trout could have company in the well. Then she proceeded to catch six beautiful mangrove snapper in a row. The smallest one was 12 inches. I did manage to catch a few undersize snook. One was actually sitting on the bottom right under the front of the boat. He was just laying there looking up to me as if to say, “Excuse me, but I’d like one of those tasty greenbacks if you don’t mind.” Who am I to not oblige? Lying there, he looked a touch over legal size, but catching a snook is catching a snook. He chased down and walloped that greenback. After a short ght, he taped out at 24 inches, so back into the drink for him. Poacher’s Cut takes continuous chumming to keep the sh interested. The current there sweeps things away so fast that you have to have them spun up and looking for more food to really be productive there. It turned out to be a good thing I went for the extra throw of the net. Always have a plan B. Barb asked me on the way home if I was angry she caught all the sh. I told her I wasn’t the least bit angry. It was a good day. She caught a bunch of sh for dinner. I’m sitting here while I write this eating redsh, trout and snapper with a grin on my face. 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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: 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 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. 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Page 19 March 26, 2015 Page 19 March 26, 2015 to choose from. Actually, it’s not usually the choice of the individual shooter — most units or agencies have a particular weapon that they like the best. For instance, the FBI’s hostage rescue team generally uses a highly modied Remington 700 built by their own people and their own shop, usually ring the very powerful .308 cartridge. The actual bullet would usually be a 168-grain Nosler boat-tail hollow point. The jeweled trigger on one of these guns is supertuned to break at exactly 2.5 pounds of pressure. When the round leaves the barrel, it will be traveling around 2,700 feet per second. The Army has liked the M24 rie (also a version of the Remington 700) which has served them well for quite a number of years. It has an eective range of about 800 meters. It and most of the other popular ries of today used by the good guys shoot a 7.62mm bullet. I think the Remington 700, with all its variants and guns modied by the dierent depart ments and services, is probably the most used sniper rie today. A close friend of mine, Bob Jake, served as a scout sniper in Vietnam. After the war he was sent to Parris Island as a scout sniper instructor, so that would give you an idea of his qualications. Like most of the guys who have walked the walk, he doesn’t talk a lot about it, but occasionally when he and I sit down at his place in Tarpon Springs over a couple of good strong drinks we reminisce a little bit. He managed to secure an early M40 A3 Remington sniper rie. When he dragged it out to show it to me one night, I could see it was in pretty rough shape. When he nished up after the war, he didn’t really want to think about it and it just got put away until now. His rie is an extremely special M40. It has a bull barrel on it that weighs about 11 pounds and is chambered in .30-06 with a 1:10 twist in the barrel. It has a custom Monte Carlo stock on it but no fancy scope. Instead it uses what some of the Marine Corps used in ‘Nam: An aperture or peep sight made by Lyman. It has knobs for windage and elevation adjustment mounted on the rear aperture of the sight. I had never seen one like it. The gun itself weighs in at almost 15 pounds without any ammo. That’s one heavy puppy, and I sure would hate to tote it around the bush all day. I took some time and had it all reconditioned as a favor to my good friend, who has done so much to help me and my wife in our attempts to learn how to successfully show our Labrador retriever. Bob and his wife Mary have three AKC Champion and Grand Champion yellow Labradors that are as good as they get. Well the art of being a sniper is an interesting and challenging area. One thing to remember: When a sniper gets down on a target, he has to remember a thing called “cold zero.” Guns shoot dierently when they’re warmed up, but he is probably only going to get one shot and his point of aim had better be pretty darn close to his point of impact. This is what’s called cold zero and if it’s not perfect it may be the last one he shoots. Dangerous business. 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, or through Sportrap Gun Shop at 941-629-7775. SIZE LIMIT: n/a DAILY BAG LIMIT: In salt water, 100 lb per harvester. In fresh water, n/a AVERAGE SIZE: 2 to 4 inches STATE RECORD: n/a; may reach 7 inches HABITAT: Very shallow fresh, salt or brackish water; rare in water deeper than 3 feet. Schools often cruise near shorelines; commonly seen around boat ramps. LEGAL GEAR: In salt water, hook and line, spears, gigs, seine or castnet. 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Page 20 March 26, 2015 Page 20 March 26, 2015 Maybe I should just be a guideHow many of you have ever hired a guide to take you out shing? There is nothing better than nding a person who can take you to new waters and put you on sh. I may take this business one step further and hire myself out to do this for tournaments. It is becoming painfully obvious that anyone in the back of my boat can catch bass, but I can’t. Another tournament has come and gone, and Bartz’s Guide Service has been in full operation mode. Once again, I took a new partner with me —Brett — and he caught all the bass, while I sat in the front of the boat and became increasingly frustrated. As you know, my wife Missy is my usual partner in the tournament trail we sh. She was unable to attend this past weekend due to our daughter participating in the State Cup soccer tourna ment. By all counts, I should have gone to the soccer tournament and let Missy and my daughter’s boyfriend Brett take the boat to the shing tournament. We were shing Lake Walk-in-Water, my favorite lake in Florida. Missy and I have caught more big sh and more sizable limits out of those waters than most other lakes combined. No matter what time of year, what type of weather, I can catch them from this lake — up until last weekend. We started out on the south end of the lake. I like a particular line of reeds. I cast the bait in, slowly retrieve it from the reed line and wait for a bass to crack it. More often than not, I have a limit in the rst 90 minutes of the tournament. We did this for hours before Brett nally landed a bass. After aming out on my reed line, I ran to the canals to see if we could nd some bass spawning in the backs of the canals. We didn’t get any hits there either. I decided to head to the top of the lake, even though the wind was blowing right in on my favorite spots up there. We struck out there as well. We had one sh in the boat and it was around 11 a.m. by now. I told Brett we were going to head back to the calm side of the lake and just start working. We shed the front of a reed line with no positive results. I saw some lily pads tucked up by some matted vegetation on the back side of the reeds. As I made the turn with the trolling motor to set the boat up, Brett cast a swimbait over my shoulder to the front of the boat. He was rewarded with a 4-pounder that we really needed. Then I explained to him about casting in front of me and that he shouldn’t let it happen again. Not that I was upset — I was happy to have the sh because I wasn’t catching anything anyhow. After working the area thoroughly and coming up empty again, I opted for one last move. We had about 90 minutes to sh, so I went to the far set of canals that get a little less trac. We idled all the way to the back of the canal before we started shing. I nally had one pick my bait up, but it was swimming right at me. I waited patiently before slam ming the hook home and it didn’t slam home. My guess is that it was a gar because I had no worm and felt no hook being driven into the mouth. While I was doing this, Brett made his rst cast and caught a small keeper. Three bass in the boat and none of them caught by yours truly. About 20 minutes later, my wife called. Now we have a running history that when she calls, I catch a bass within ve minutes of answering the phone or hanging up. Wouldn’t you know it, I still had her on the phone when I got a hit. This time I set the hook and reeled in a bass that was maybe 9 inches long. Back he went. I explained to my wife what had been going on and after the laughter, I politely told her I had to go. We worked our way up the canal and got no more bites. We had just enough time to run to the next canal and try this one more time. Brett managed to catch one more bass from that canal (stop laughing, you knew he would catch it and not me) before we called it a day and headed in for the weigh-in. Because we, or should I say Brett, managed to catch a couple decent bass, we ended up in 8th place. So one of two things can happen next: I either hire myself out for tournament shing, expecting the back boater to catch all the bass, or I simply sell it all. I do enjoy golf and maybe that could ll the void on the weekends and those days that I take to the lake now. The jinx I seem to be carrying around has got me at rock bottom as far as tournament shing goes. Ever since I volunteered to be the weighmaster I’ve done poorly in our tournaments. I should be thankful, though — I wouldn’t touch a sh all day unless I got to weigh in everyone else’s. Truthfully, I would never quit shing. 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Page 21 March 26, 2015 Page 21 March 26, 2015 THURSDAY Sunrise: 07:26 Sunset: 19:42 Moonrise: 12:27 Moonset: 01:20 Moon Phase First quarter Major Times 05:54 08:26 18:17 08:45 Minor Times 11:15 12:19 01:28 02:28Prediction: Good FRIDAY Sunrise: 07:24 Sunset: 19:43 Moonrise: 13:19 Moonset: 02:11 Moon Phase 57% waxing gibbous Major Times 06:24 08:47 18:41 21:13 Minor Times 02:20 03:20 12:08 13:12Prediction: Good SATURDAY Sunrise: 07:23 Sunset: 19:43 Moonrise: 14:11 Moonset: 02:58 Moon Phase 67% waxing gibbous Major Times 06:23 09:36 18:41 22:02 Minor Times 03:04 04:04 13:02 14:08Prediction: Good SUNDAY Sunrise: 07:22 Sunset: 19:44 Moonrise: 15:03 Moonset: 03:42 Moon Phase 76% waxing gibbous Major Times 08:21 10:23 20:42 22:48 Minor Times 03:43 04:43 14:01 15:05Prediction: Average MONDAY Sunrise: 07:21 Sunset: 19:44 Moonrise: 15:54 Moonset: 04:22 Moon Phase 84% waxing gibbous Major Times 09:06 11:08 21:27 23:33 Minor Times 04:19 05:19 14:59 16:03Prediction: Average TUESDAY Sunrise: 07:20 Sunset: 19:45 Moonrise: 16:45 Moonset: 04:59 Moon Phase 90% waxing gibbous Major Times 09:50 11:52 22:10 00:16 Minor Times 04:47 05:47 15:58 17:02Prediction: Average WEDNESDAY Sunrise: 07:19 Sunset: 19:45 Moonrise: 17:35 Moonset: 05:35 Moon Phase 95% waxing gibbous Major Times 10:33 12:58 22:52 00:58 Minor Times 05:30 06:30 16:41 17:45Prediction: Average SOLUNAR TABLES What is a solunar table? The sun and moon, even when they are out of sight, exert forces wild creatures can feel. These forces aect when sh and other animals feed. Weather and tide also play a role, but expect sh to be more active during the major and minor solunar times. LOCAL BOATING SAFETY PROGRAMS U.S. POWER SQUADRONSSARASOTA POWER SQUADRON — 941-400-6467ABC Boating Course ........................................................................................................................... 7 p.m. April 6 How to Use A Chart ........................................................................................................................... 7 p.m. April 2 Using Marine Radio .................................................................................................................... 6:30 p.m. April 16 Using Marine Radio ......................................................................................................................... 7 p.m. April 30VENICE SAIL & POWER SQUADRON — 941-408-8591Call for upcoming courses.PEACE RIVER SAIL & POWER SQUADRON — 941-637-0766 ABC Boating Course (4-hour) ............................................................................................... 8:30 a.m. April 4 & 11 Hurricanes & Boats .......................................................................................................................... 1 p.m. April 11CAPE CORAL POWER SQUADRON — 239-549-9754Call for upcoming courses. — Provided by Mark Long COAST GUARD AUXILIARYPROGRAM DATES LOCATION CONTACTPaddlesports America ................................... March 30 ..............................Venice .........................941-492-5904 Boating Skills & Seamanship ........................ April 6 ...................................Sarasota ......................215-317-5167 About Boating Safely .................................... April 18 ................................. Fort Myers ...................617-901-3933 About Boating Safely .................................... April 18 .................................Venice .........................941-492-5904 About Boating Safely .................................... May 16 ................................. Fort Myers ...................617-901-3933 About Boating Safely .................................... May 16 .................................Englewood ..................941-697-9435 — Provided by Dave Nielsen adno=50478747 Surveys, Haul-outs for Boats up to 65 ft. with free Overnight Stay. Fiberglass & Gelcoat Repair Engine Maintenance and Repair by Experienced Technicians Professional Bottom Painting and Detailing Convenient Location with Deepwater Access Underwater Gear Reconditioned Marina Service Center Gasparilla Marina Service Center Located at Gasparilla Marina 15001 Gasparilla Road Placida, FL 33946 941-698-1750 Call 941-429-311to list your boat today.NI rO0 wrmL'AAMWWISi wwq__k, mF a>r 's ;:dlMIMEMEWr.:Amw-O-AWAWAW-Aw.G.A rOEM=


Page 22 March 26, 2015 Page 22 March 26, 2015 PRWC photoBaby pelicans sure are funny-looking.Finally! Pass the cigars out. Peace River Wildlife Center’s resident brown pelicans usually build nests and breed in November and December. Last year our rst pelican chicks hatched on New Year’s Day. This year, our recal citrant parents started much later and their rst chicks hatched in early March. We have experienced a high mortality rate in previous years with the newly hatched chicks and have found a little intervention helps them to thrive. With the injured parents unable to nest where they would naturally be safer from predators and less adept at traversing the nests, the rst few nights of a hatchling’s life can be a dangerous time. These neonates are brought into the hospital and placed in incubators overnight for the rst few days of their lives. In the morning, they are taken back to their nests and their mothers resume their care. Once the babies are about a week old, they will stay in the nesting area, just behind the pelican pond at PRWC’s educational display area. Fun fact: While the pelicans are nesting, we don’t clean the area where the nests are located as thoroughly as we normally would so as to not disturb the birds. So that wonderful smell is not from lack of attention on our part, but due to our greater diligence in deference to the new families. OK, maybe that “fact” is not so much “fun” as “funk.” The tiny pink alien-looking hatchling begins life by pecking his way out of the egg. He uses his egg tooth to pip a hole in the widest part of the egg then rotates his body to cut the cap o of the shell. By the fth day of his life he turns purple and looks even more like an extra from “Men in Black.” Fluy white down will begin to emerge on the rump around day 10 and cover the body by day 25. The juvenile brown plumage will replace the down, starting at the scapulars, by day 30. Interestingly, at this point the pattern of the feathers resembles a grayish-brown heart on the back of the downy white chick. By the time the juvenile is 70 days old, he will have acquired his complete juvenile plumage. Unable to hold his head up, the hatchling initially thrashes his head from side to side to eat pre-digested sh regurgitated by both parents onto the nest. (PRWC has a great video of one of our head-start hatchlings eating chopped sh on our Facebook page, for those of you able to access it.) As he gets more coordinated, he will reach into the parent’s pouch to intercept the sh being regurgitated. By the time he’s ready to leave the nest, the edgling will weigh more than an adult bird. The increased mass acts as a stored energy source while the youngster learns how to forage for himself. As the weeks pass, our hatchling will start to get stronger and more independent. He will emerge from the nesting area to explore his surroundings. By one month, he can begin to experiment with ight. Most pelicans begin to leave the nest permanently at three months of age. The PRWC babies eventually discover that they can follow the visiting healthy pelicans and y out of the open air enclosure during the day. Initially they will spend a few minutes soaring over Charlotte Harbor. Eventually they work their way up to spending one and then many nights away from the Center. Before long, the older edgling, or “teenager,” will y back in to our pelican pond only occasion ally at feeding time, sometimes with a friend or two in tow. They scarf down as many sh as they can, then rush back out to more important tasks. Any parent of a teen knows the drill. I wonder if pelicans suer from empty nest syndrome, or if they are thrilled that housekeeping services will resume once the kids are gone.Peace River Wildlife Center is a nonprot organization, dedicated to the care, preservation and protection of Charlotte County’s native wildlife since 1978. They are open seven days a week year-round, including holidays. Tours are oered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. PRWC receives no government funding and relies entirely on private donations. For more info, visit PeaceRiver, email PeaceRiverWildlife@ or call 941-637-3830. Growing up pelican PEACE RIVER WILDLIFE CENTER ROBIN JENKINS, DVM Growing up pelican You can use your FSA or HSA money for any prescription eyewear and we can get any frame/lens combo your heart desires 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 adno=50481152 Call 941-429-311[to list your boat today! 7i!O l t'a rb. " s ': liwF r75 W, t Apr yNS#1 6"P-714i


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Page 2 The Sun Classified E/N/C Thursday, March 26, 2015 WATERFRONT HOMES 1030 PORT CHARLOTTE FSBO 3bd/2ba/2cg with cathedral/vaulted ceilings. 1,683 SqFt. Hurricane shutters, oversized lovely canal front lot with new dock, boat lift, 80 seawall. Many upgrades inc. Newer: trane a/c, security sys, roof 2014, and water heater. Clean/ Move in Ready. $267,500 540-686-5290 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 FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! PT CHARLOTTE 1700sf Home on salt water canal 2 bd 1 bth 11x77 ft dock 6000 lb lift, 10 minutes to harbor. PRICE REDUCED $134,900.00 BUY APT. ONLY 941-255-9911 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! $59 7,500. John Littlejohn 941-380-5354 Coldwell Banker Residential RE PUNTA GORDA ISLES 3/2/2 w/ POOL. 80` on Water. Min. to Harbor! Remodeled Kitchen, High Impact Windows & MORE! $329,900. Ken Poirier, Coldwell Banker Sunstar Fishermen`s Village Office 941-661-9773 PUNTA GORDA ISLES 3/3/2 Canal Front Home with Dock, Lift, Pool, Fenced Yard & is Close to Harbor! New Carpet. $279,900 Now $249,900. Willie Keiser, Berkshire Hathaway FL Realty 941-276-9104 REDUCED!! WATERFRONT HOMES 1030 $299,900 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 REDUCED HARBORTOWN MARINA CAPE HAZE PLACIDA OPEN SAT & SUN 1-4 PM Georgeous, large 1/1 in marina on ICW. Near 360 degree water views. Quick access to many Gulf beaches. Restaurants, fishing, boating just steps from your door. Decorator furnished residence, vacation home, or winter retreat w/ a great rental history. Only $179,900. Pet friendly. 941-769-0200 NOKOMIS WATERFRONT 2BR/2BAon Canal with access to Shakett Creek, Dona Bay, ICWW, Jettys and Gulf of Mexico. 1389sf, $225,000. 941-915-7113 ASKUS HOWyoucanplaceaPICTUREofyouritem forsale inyour classifiedad! 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 SALE PENDING!! PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/2 Saltwater home, oversized Pool, boat lift & Dock. $269,000 Karen Johnson 941-391-1985 PORT CHARLOTTE 3411 Pinetree St., UPDATED, UPGRADED 1800 SF 3/2/2 BLOCK WATERFRONT HOME WITH DOCK & 10,000 LB. BOAT LIFT. Open floor plan, excellent for entertaining. Gorgeous sunsets & long water view of E. Spring Lake. 10 mins. to Harbort! $257,000 Patty Gillespie Re/Max Anchor 941-875-2755 HOMES FOR SALE1020 SOUTH GULF COVEModel Home Located at 8042 Wiltshire Dr. 1672 to 2319 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Community On the Gulf of Mexico. Priced from the Unbelievable $170s 941-447-0003 VENICE, GATED, GOLF, GOR-GEOUS! STUNNINGSAWGRASSPOOL& SPAHOME. 3/2/3, 2300 SF., SS APPLIANCES. BEAUTIFULLYLANDSCAPED! METICULOUSLYMAINTAINED! $448,000.941-485-4605 REDUCED!! WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THE BEST PROPERTIES SEE THE HARBOUR HEIGHTS AND DEEP CREEK EXPERT!3050 Broadpoint Dr. 2/2 $69,9002268 Oberon 3/2.5/2 $214,900 1301 Odyssey 3/2/2 $229,000 27412 San Marino 3/2/2 $259,9003225 Colony Ct. 5/2 $274,9004170 Enclave 4/3/3 $299,000 27089 Solomon 4/3/2 $464,900 3260 Peace River 3/2/2 $649,900 27097 Solomon 4/5/2 $869,900Prime Building Lots Available!Steve Vieira, REALTOR 941-258-2891 Coldwell Banker Residential R.E. Harbour Heights Office www.HarbourHeights WATERFRONT HOMES 1030 ATTN: All Boaters BIG & small! PUNTA GORDA ISLES Lovely CUSTOM 2000 BUILT 2363 SF Sail Boat Canal No BridgesQuick Direct Access to Port Charlotte Harbor to the Gulf ! Features Galore through out. Spacious Living area opens to Large Pool Area ALL Tiled & Screened Cage, pool bath. Gourmet Kitchen ! PRIVATE Spacious Master Bedroom /Bath Suite! Concrete Sea Wall +Dock 10,000 LB Boat Lift + shore power. Well maintained. 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Stately home on private, gated 5 acres in equestrian community. Call June Poliachik, Sun Realty 941-916-0100 PUNTA GORDA, WOW! 2782 sf. of Beauty! Lg 3/2.5/2, POOL, Huge Bonus Room & Huge Kitchen w/ Granite Counters. $224,999. Willie Keiser, Berkshire Hathaway FL Realty 941-276-9104 ROTONDA WATERFRONT HOME 23 MEDALIST TERR. Gorgeous 3/2 with den, Key West style metal roof, brand new top-ofthe-line heated, salt pool, cage and lanai. Granite/stainless kitchen, 8 ft. doors, many upgrades. You'll be amazed at the design and like new condition inside/out. Shown by appt. only! No flood zone. Asking $279,900. Owner moving and will look at all offers. 941-769-0200. HOMES FOR SALE1020 NORTH PORT FSBO 2823 Pomana Ave. is Truly an Immaculate Ranch! Built in 2007 This Home Has 1858sf. Under Air. 3/2/2 + Family Rm. Lrg. Extended Lanai, Corian Countertops, Ceramic Tile & Carpet, Beautifully Landscaped. $182,500. 941-564-6498 For an Appt. NORTH PORT BEAUTIFUL3/2/2 1668 SQFT INLAKESIDEPLANTATIONLAKESIDEPLANTATIONAMENITIES INCLUDE... LANDSCAPING, POOL,CLUBHOUSE, TENNISCOURTSAND MUCHMORE. $184,900 CALLDEBBIEJONESREMAXANCHORREALTY941-228-2849 ONLY4.5 %COMMISSION!WhenYou List Your Home With Me. Must Mention This Ad.Jeff Runyan 941-979-2843 Re/Max Palm PORT CHARLOTTE 1314 Abalom St., DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH! Partially-renovated 3/2 2400+ SF Mediterranean-style with 64 scrd lanai overlooking very private rear yard. Walk to the elementary school! Quick access to I-75! City water & sewer! $170,000 Patty Gillespie Re/Max Anchor 941-875-2755 Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2/2 Split Plan 1500+SF Living Area, Enclosed Florida Room w/ CHA Living, Dining, & Family Room. Open Floor Plan! $99,900. 941-626-4841 Agent/Owner PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/2 Upgraded and Lots of updates roof, windows, AC, tile & wood laminate floors. Large Lanai and fenced side yard. $130,000 A Clear Choice Realty 941-979-9396 PORT CHARLOTTE Beautiful 3/2 Carriage Home in Heritage Oaks. Totally Redone. New Paint, Porcelin Tile Throughout. Granite, French Doors, Sky Lights, Enclosed FL Room. Upgrades. 941-875-9219 HOMES FOR SALE1020 ENGLEWOODBrandNEW 3/2/2 Open flr plan Kit with granite counter tops, s/s appli & nook area, Sliders to Expansive lanai, pre wired for security system $179,900 A Clear Choice Realty 941-979-9396 HERITAGE OAK PARK A 2BR, Den, 2BA Villa w/2 car garage, upgrades galore including Granite Hurricane Impact Windows . $162,500 Call 941-627-2279 FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! To place a FREE merchandise ad go to: and place your ad. Click on Click Here to Place Your Ad Now and follow the prompts. FREE ads are for merchandise UNDER $500. and the ad must be placed online by you. One item per ad, the ad must be 3 lines or less, price must appear in the ad. Your ad will appear online & in print for 7 days! 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Thursday, March 26, 2015 E/N/C The Sun Classified Page 3 GOLFCOURSE COMMUNITY1035 VENICEGOLF COMMUNITY HOMESFree list w/pics of the best homes for sale in Venice Golf Communities and Country Clubs.www.GolfHomes4Sale.comFree recorded message 1-800-862-7425 ID#5001Lisa Ziegler, Remax Platinum WATERFRONT HOMES 1030 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! CLASSIFIED ADSSELL WATERFRONT HOMES 1030 PUNTA GORDA ISLES 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! GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! WATERFRONT HOMES 1030 PUNTA GORDA ISLES Live the Florida Dream in This 3/2/2 POOL Home on Canal! Tile Throughout, Updated Kitchen, SS Appliances. Boat Lift . $399,900.Deb Sestilio 941-391-1873Coldwell Banker Sunstar Fishermen`s Village Office CLASSIFIED WORKS! WATERFRONT HOMES 1030 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 Finditinthe Classifieds! WATERFRONT HOMES 1030 tPUNTA GORDA ISLES Custom 2360sf 3/2/2 POOL Home on Sailboat Canal w/ Fabulous Expansive Water Views. 95` on Water. Lots of Extras! $414,900. John Littlejohn 941-380-5354 Coldwell Banker Residential RE ACTIVE WITH CONTRACT! NEEDCASH? HaveAGarage Sale!


Page 4 The Sun Classified E/N/C Thursday, March 26, 2015 HOMES FOR RENT1210 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 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 CASA SAN JUAN BOSCO Rental Homes USDA housing community, taking apps for low income/rental assisted households with Farm Laborers, retired Farm Laborers, or disabled Farm Laborers only. For more info call 863-884-2123 TTY# 800-955-8771 This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer. ENGLEWOOD 2B r /1b a canal home w dock. 15 mins to gulf. Updated $1100/mo + sec. 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For Sale By Owner. $279,200 941-276-4307 REDUCED To Advertise in The Showcase of Homes Please Call 866-463-1638 or Email; VENICE New on Market & Won`t Last! 2/2/Carport Furnished Condo Overlooking Golf Course. Pool, Tennis, Clubhouse & MORE! $179,900. Hans Kirsten, Bird Bay Realty, 941-485-4804 or 941-350-0441 TOWNHOUSES FOR SALE1060 DEEP CREEK2/2.5 w/ 12x12 Upstairs & Downstairs Fully Screened in Lanai in Lake Rio Town Homes HOA. Lake View! Close to On Site Pool. Unique Must See! $97,000. obo 313-300-7351 DUPLEXES FOR SALE1070 PORT CHARLOTTE DUPLEX 2 LARGEBEDROOMS, 2 BATHS1 CG, LAUNDRYROOM. 1324 SF. UNDERAIR. W/ 2 8X13 LANAIS& SITTINGDOCK. $205,000. (941)-743-6583 APARTMENTS FOR SALE1080 8 RENTALAPARTMENTS2/2 Over 1000sf each. Gross income $67,200 Pt. Charlotte . Seller Financing! 941-625-6534 Ask for Dale! CONDOS/VILLAS FOR SALE1040 PUNTA GORDA 2/2/1 1st Flr. Condo in Gated Comm! 3 Pools, Waterfront, Yacht Club, Dock and MORE! $114,900. $108,000. Marge Trayner, Bud Trayner Realty, PA 941380-2823 REDUCED! 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 PENDING! 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!! DEEP CREEK 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! FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! PUNTA GORDA ISLES Beautiful 2/2 Condo in Vivante! 1600+ Sq.Ft. Living Area! Cherry Cabs, Granite & LOTS of Amenities! $262,500. $254,900. Deb Sestilio 941-391-1873 Coldwell Banker Sunstar Fishermen`s Village Office REDUCED! PUNTA GORDA ISLES Bright/Sunny 2BR, Den, 2BA Condo. Enjoy the Privacy & Views. Tropical Waterfront Setting, Open Floor Plan, Split Bedrooms, 10 Ceilings, Private Garage & More! Willie Keiser, $299,900. Berkshire Hathaway FL Realty 941-276-9104 PUNTA GORDA ISLES Furnished 2/2/1 on Sailboat Canal w/ Deeded Boat Dock & Lift! 1427 sf., 1st Floor, Heated Pool, Tile, Granite Counters, $269,900. Elaine Martin Coldwell Banker Sunstar Fishermen`s Village Office 941-661-4800 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR SALE1040 Only 721 MLS Statistics as of 3/13/15 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 HARBORTOWN MARINA CAPE HAZE PLACIDA OPEN SAT & SUN 1-4 PM Georgeous, large 1/1 in marina on ICW. Near 360 degree water views. Quick access to many Gulf beaches. Restaurants, fishing, boating just steps from your door. 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PORT CHARLOTTE RIVERWOOD Newer VILLAS For You Den, Tile Roof,2 Car Gar, Lanai, Views, All Appl. EASY to Buy & Enjoy This Season! Carl Anderson Real Estate Broker 941-629-9586


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Please Email Resume to the Office Manager at: MA/RECEPT FT/PT Peds off. Exp. Multitask, EMR, VS, Verify Ins., Appts, Post Pmts 625-4919 RN / LPN HarborChase of Venice has immediate openings for RNs or LPNs to join our team of care givers. We are one of Floridas premier assisted living and skilled nursing communities and we provide our associates an atmosphere of teamwork, a high level of job satisfaction, and opportunity for growth. Experience in long-term or assisted living care is a definite advantage. Requirements are strong clinical expertise, knowledge of state regulations, and a desire to make a positive difference in the lives of our residents and their families through outstanding customer service. At HarborChase, we offer competitive compensation, and an excellent benefit package including a 401(k) plan. We recognize people as our most valuable asset, and believe our CORE VALUES of respect, attentiveness, integrity, stewardship, and excellence are not just words but are a way of life. Consider joining the team at HarborChase of Venice where you CAN make a difference! EOE Apply at: HarborChase of Venice 950 Pinebrook Road Venice, Florida 34275 Phone: 941-484-8801 Fax: 941-484-3450 CLERICAL/OFFICE2020 Busy Office In Need of Person With Data Processing/Computer Skills. Ability to Multi-Task & Deal With Clients. Email Resume to: ADMIN ASST/ INSTALL COORDINATOR: F/T M-F 8a-5p AC or Constrc Exp PrefBut Will Train Right Person. Must have Quickbooks & Excel Exp, & Excep. Attitude & Organizational Skills. Must Pass Background ChkDFWP. NO PHONE CALLSApply in person. 24700 Sandhill Blvd, Deep Creek CAREGIVERS NEEDED MUSTBEEXPERIENCED ANDABLETOWORKVARIOUSSHIFTS. FAXRESUMETO: 941-764-8767 ORAPPLYINPERSONTO: SANDHILLGARDENSRETIREMENT24949 SANDHILLBLVD. 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Page 6 The Sun Classified E/N/C Thursday, March 26, 2015 GENERAL2100 CURRY MOVING Wanted P/T 23152 Harborview Rd. Call 941-625-4191 HANDYMAN/MGR . nee d e d to serve small condo co. Exp. w/pools, landscaping & repairs. Resident mgr, free apt. 941-637-7808 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 LOOKING FOR A GREAT PART TIME JOB?THE VENICE GONDOLIER SUN NIGHT MAILROOM IS NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR:INSERTERSREQUIREMENTS: MUST BE ABLE TO WORK AT LEAST 4 NIGHTS FROM 11:30 P.M. TO 3:30 A.M. 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 UPON REVIEW, CALLS WILL BE MADE TO SET UP INTERVIEWS.THE VENICE GONDOLIER SUN 200 E. MIAMI AVE. VENICE, FL D.F.W.P. ...... E.O.E. 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 PART TIME AMBASSADORS Needed, to solicit Free Subscriptions for the Smart Shopper. A 20 year old weekly shopper. Contact Jim DeFalle 941-786-7676 GENERAL2100 DENNIS YELLOW CAB is Hiring 2 Drivers for the Venice Area. Must Have Background Check and Driving Record Check. (941)-716-1204 EXPD DETAILERS, Full time position. 5-6 days a week looking for people that want to grow with our company. Weekly Pay! We provide transportation to job site from our office. Call 941-875-8157 ask for Joe. Needa newRide? Findit inthe Classifieds! H2AC omp l ete II , I nc 25 Temporary workers needed in Arcadia, FL from approximately March 30, 2015 thru June 15, 2015. Following the Supervisors instructions worker will place a picking sack over their shoulder and carry an 18 to 22 ladder from the field truck to the particular area of the grove to be harvested. (Equipment/tools provided at no cost to worker) A fully loaded sack weighs between approximately 80 and 100 pounds, depending upon the size, condition and variety of fruit. Worker positions ladder against the tree and within reach of the fruit in a leaning position, taking care not to break limbs, damage the tree, knock off fruit, or interfere with other workers, in a secure position to prevent slipping or falling and possible injury to themselves or other workers. Remove fruit from the tree and place into pick sack. When picking sack is full take full sack to fruit container located in the grove and drop fruit from pick sack into container. In order to perform this kind of work, worker must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat the picking process rapidly, working quickly and skillfully with their hands, and carrying a large number of sacks of fruit from the area in which the fruit is being harvested to the location of the container. The highest of $10.19 per hr or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity, three fourths guarantee, 35 hrs per week, may be required to work more hours, housing and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day, must be 18 years or older. Due to possible Date of Need changes, worker is required to purchase travel insurance if available. We will reimburse the worker for transportation cost (including travel insurance) and subsistence to the employers work site from the place of recruitment upon completion of 50 percent of the contract period. Transportation payment will be no less (and is not required to be more) than the most economical and reasonable common carrier transportation charges for the distances involved. Proper work attire is required long sleeve shirts, long pants, no shorts, hard sole shoes, preferably boots, no tennis shoes. If the employee is unable or unfit to harvest one tub per hour after the 14 day pretrial, the employees contract may be terminated. At orientation we will explain the Overview of Warnings and give workers a copy of this form. We participate in the E-Verify program and workers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. Apply or send resume to the nearest State Workforce/Job Center in your area FL 866-482-4473, AL 256-259-1835, GA 404-6566000, MS 662-842-4371, using j ob order FL9989503 SALES2070 Shopper Group, LLC in Port Charlotte is looking for DYNAMIC EXPERIENCED Sales people for Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, North Port and Englewood areas. Work for a growing company! Base Salary plus Commission offered to the right individuals. Send Resume plus referalls to schedule interview Today! SEEKING EXPERIENCE ADVERTISING SALES EXECUTIVES VENICE GONDOLIER SUN NEWSPAPER IS SEEKING AN ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE FOR OUR VENICE MARKETARE YOU: AN AGGRESSIVE CLOSER A SEEKER OF NEW BUSINESS A GREAT PRESENTER A FUN SPIRIT A RESULTS DRIVEN INDIVIDUAL A PERSON COMMITTED TO DEADLINES A TEAM PLAYER IF THESE QUALIFICATIONS MATCH YOU, TIM IS INTERESTED IN SPEAKING WITH YOU. SEND RESUME TO TSMOLARICK@ VENICEGONDOLIER.COM ORAPPLY IN PERSON TO: VENICE GONDOLIER 200 EAST VENICE AVE VENICE, FL WEAREADRUGANDNICOTINE FREEWORKPLACE. PRE-EMPLOYMENTDRUGAND NICOTINETESTINGREQUIRED. VALIDFLA. DRIVER`SLICENSE& INSUREDREQUIRED. CHILD/ADULT CARE NEEDED2090 VPK TEACHER, MUSTHAVEFCCPC QUALIFICATIONS(CDA). APPLYTO: EDUCAREPC@GMAIL.COM GENERAL2100 BOCA GRANDE CLUB Full-Time Positions Available, with Benefits.:LANDSCAPING STAFF (M-F) HOUSEKEEPING STAFF (M-F)(Weekends a Must) DFWP, EOE, Bridge Tolls Paid.Send resume to housekeeping@ SKILLED TRADES2050 REMODELER NEEDED Applicant Must be Proficient at Demo, Carpentry and Drywall and Understanding of Plumbing and Electrical is Desired. Please Call for an Appointment 941-625-5620 ROOFERS , SKILLED METAL & Serious Learners. MUST Have DL. Flash CMR (941)-766-1888 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: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer & a Drugand nicotine Free Diversified Workplace. Seizethesales withClassified! SALES ASSOCIATE Full time, Mon-Sat, good work ethics, computer skills 50-60 WPM. Starting salary $9.00 per hr. Sm pack & ship Co. Apply in person between 8-3, 24123 Peachland Blvd. C-4 Pt Charlotte 33954 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. or APPLY IN PERSON: Baers Furniture 4200 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33952 EOE/DFWP SKILLED TRADES2050 2 MECHANICSW/ OWNTOOLS& 2 OILCHANGETECHNICIANS. CONTACTALLABOUTAUTOFORINTERVIEWAT941-276-5777 AC MAINTENANCE/SVC. TECH & INSTALLERS, FT ENTRY LEVEL POSITION, Clean Valid FL Drivers License. DFWP Apply In Person @ Thompsons AC 3131 B. Foley Dr. PG Between 8-4, Mon.-Fri. or Call 941-624-6000 AC SERVICE TECH & LEAD INSTALLER, Email Resume: Or Fax: 941-629-8666 CO N C RETE FINI S HER S and LABORERS, Full and part time. Must have own transportation. 941-628-5965 EXPD CARPENTERS forcustom residential construction on Boca Grande, Long term employment with full benefits. DFW Call 941-964-2231 . IMMEDIATE OPENINGS SHOP MECHANIC Exp repairing heavy machinery, must have own tools. For well-established construction company. Excellent pay and benefits. Apply in person 3801 N. 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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 MEDICAL2030 MEDICAL ASSISTANT, Part Time 24 Hrs/Week. Email resume to: MEDICAL RECEPTIONISTFRONT OFFICE ASSISTANTNEEDEDfor high volume medical office in Port Charlotte. Knowledge of Medical Manager and EHR software a plus. Must be experienced in answering multiple phone lines, insurance verification, scheduling patient appointments and all other front office duties. Email Resume to 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! 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Page 10 The Sun Classified E/N/C Thursday, March 26, 2015 SCREENING5184 RESCREENING by NORTHSTAR Free Estimates. 941-725-7599 Lic# CC20597 & Insured ROOFING5185 941-483-4630 H Shingles, Slats, Metal, Tile, Repairs H Old Roof Removal Our Specialty H Full Carpentry H Free Estimates lic #ccc 068184 fully insured SCREENING5184 GULF COAST RESCREEN LIC& INSUREDFAMILYOWNED& OPERATEDSPECIALIZINGINRESCREENING,BUILDINGANDREPAIRING. SCREWCHANGEOUTS PRESSUREWASHING& PAINT-INGPOOLCAGES, LANAIS,FRONTENTRYWAYSETC... 941-536-7529 FREEESTIMATES RESCREENING Special $55 Tops, $30 Sides. Complete $1295(to 1500SF) 941-879-3136 Lic. 22454/Ins. Southwest RescreenComplete Rescreening: $1,095 (up to 1,500 SF) Screen Repair & Pressure Washing.941-465-2318Free Estimates! Insured. Classified=Sales SCREENING5184 ALL ABOUT ALUMINUM & SCREEN: Rescreen & new. 941-876-4779 wescreenflorida.comLic# SA37, AL0511993X CLASSIC ALUMINUM RESCREEN SERVICE INC. Your Florida Outdoor Living Experts 941-716-3984 941-799-0310 www.classicrescreen.comLic# CBC031986 Insured & Bonded NEEDCASH? DAVID WHITES RESCREENBUBBLEFREEGUARANTEESCREENREPAIR, VINYLREPAIRSERVINGSARASOTAANDCHARLOTTECOUNTIES. 941-525-4000 PRESSURE CLEANING5180 BAILEYS PRESSURE CLEANINGTile roof Cleanings starting at @$150. Call 941-497-1736 Kelly Browns Pressure Washing & trash removal Honest & Reliable, Reasonable Rates & Sr. Special $39.99 Free Est. Lic.# 1413989 941-626-1565 SAFE NO PRESSURE ROOF CLEANING Pool Cages, Lanais, Driveways, ETC! 941-697-1749 or 941-587-5007 ADVERTISE! POOLSERVICES5165 S trong P oo l S erv i ces REPAIRS & SERVICE motors, filters, leaks, tile, decks, heat pump Insured & Licensed Res. & Comm. 941-697-8580 RP0067268 PRESSURE CLEANING5180 AAA Power Washing & Cleaning Dont live with MOLD! Driveway Specialists. 941-698-2418 FULL HOUSE PRESSURE WASHINGRates Starting At: Tile Roofs $150 Houses $65 Pool Cage/Decks $65 Driveways Exterior Painting, Pool Deck Coatings AND MORE!! 941-451-7550 Lic./Ins PLUMBING5160 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 LARRY`S PLUMBING , R e Pipes (Most in 1 Day) Beat An y Estimate Complete Servic e 941-484-5796 Lic.#CFC1425943 PLUMBER over 30 years Exp. $45 per hour. Permits & Inspections. Call 508-294-1271 Cell or Office at 941-575-1817 Lic# CFC1427981 & Ins. THINK PLUMBERS Are Too High? Give Us a Try! Retired Master Plumber. Ross & Son 941-204-4286Lic. CFC-1428339


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A UCTIONS6020 JACK ROBILLARD, Auctioneers & Appraisers (941)-575-9758 A RTS A ND CRAFTS6025 BIRD PRINTS 6 au d u b on pr i ce for 6 $50 941-497-7230 C I G AR B O XE S Wood f or cra f ts or trinkets $12 941-979-9358 D O LL FURNITURE Handmade,whole house 40 yrs. old $30 941-275-3287 PAINTING FRAMED un i que 3 D landscape $50 941-743-2656 SCOTT SM500 Si gn G raver, 100`s of Label Blanks. $499 941-286-1446 DOLLS6027 BARBIE WINTER VELVET collectible newinbox $15 941-8300524 DOLL SCOOTER B ar bi e V espa for doll $5 941-258-0810 LITTLE MI SS No Name in box. $350 941-258-0654 HOUSE HOLD GOODS6030 1 2 EN C Y C L O PEDIA cook books like new $25 941-2270676 AREA RUG 8x10.blk.w/ new. $125 941-235-2203 AREA RUGS b rns. blk ,grn. 4 to choose.5x7. $65 941-2352203 A RM O IREWI C KER white As New Nice piece $349 941-2761881 AS IANPRINT S Matted & framed $25 941-627-6542 BB Q TANK f ull o f gas great price compare store $25 941882-4545 BED MATTRESS & BOX . New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 C ABINET 2 door 4x 6 great cond. $60 941-426-7103 C HAIR F O LDIN G PAPA S AN Comfy great for dorm $15 941276-1881 C HINA S ET Mikasa C otillion 45pc Service for 8 $170 941697-3850 CHINA SET R oya l G a ll ery Fi ne China 92pc Service for 12 $372 941-697-3850 CORNER WALLGUARDS Clear plastic 96L x5/8W $3 941-743-2656 D O MIN O E S S ET green catlin in box $3 941-227-0676 DOUBLE SINK KOEHLER lakefield/fauc alm/bisq VGC $100 941-474-3194 FILE CABINET 2 DRlik e new $10 941-227-0676 P UNT A GORDA G A R A G E S A L E S6007 FRI SAT8 2 . 31720 Washington Loop Rd. Not Your Average Garage Sale! Worth the trip I Guarantee it! FRI. 8 -1 2 & S AT. 8 -1 0 4077 LaCostaCircle. ESTATE SALE Assisted by the Isles Girls & Guys (Dir: South on Bal Harbor; Right on Suzi; Left on LaCosta Circle) Dining Room Table w/4 Chairs & 2 Leaves; Queen Sleeper Sofa; Recliner; Entertainment Center; 2 Bar Stools; Twin Beds; Dresser; Night Stand; Desk Unit; Queen Bed; 2 Chests; Night Stand; Dresser & Mirror; Small TV; Books; Lamps; Linens; 2 Lanai Sets; 2 Chaise Lounges; Small Tables; Radio; Beach Chairs; Miscellaneous Kitchen & Garage items. Buyers are responsible for the removal of all purchased items. Our cashier has a list of independent movers. FRI . ONLY 8 3 : 30 26438 Angelica Rd. ESTATE SALE! Furniture, Antiques, Household & MORE! FRI./ S AT.. 8 -1. 260 1 POINCIANA Ct.. $1 BARGAIN SALE. Clothes, books, misc./4 DR,file cab/etc. SAT SAT 8 : 30 2 : 30 . 6660 Taylor Rd suite 102 punta gorda fl 33950. Office furniture, go karts, collectables, books, televisions, bikes S AT., O NLY7: 30 2 N O EARLY SALES. 2601 Palm Drive. (Behind Dunkin Donuts). 3 families 2 Driveways: Large Variety of everything SATURDAY ONLY 9 3 2600 Rio Grande (PGI) Multi-Family Sale. General Household, Computer, Etc. ROTONDAA R EA G A R A G E S A L E S6008 FRI.S AT. 8 : 30 ?? 288 Annapolis Ln. Bedroom Furn., Clothes, Books, Oars, and Lots of miscellenous. FRI .SAT . 9AM 2PM 23 Pinehurst Pl. Furniture, Lawn Mower, Area Rugs, Antique Plates, Frames Etc. FRI .SUN ., 8AM 2PM 14 Clubhouse Rd. MOVING SALE!! Furn., Tools, Cookware, King Bed, Sofa Bed & MORE! SAT 8 4 61 Cl u bh ouse Rd . HUGE Yard Sale! Dark Pine Vermont Furniture, Ladies Bike, Freezer, Pfaltzgraff Dish Set. SAT ONLY . 9 3 . 31 Cl u b house Road. Household items,clothing,holiday & MORE! THUR FRI . 8 2 . 65 Mariner Lane. BIG SALEmens & ladies clothes, sofa, table, lamps, sewing machine, shelves, lots of misc!!! V E NICE A R EA G A R A G E S A L E S6011 Thursday March 26 9:30-3:00, 1612 Duffy Ct, Venice(1 Block Off Jacaranda And Center Rd.)Ethan Allen: Mapleo Dining Room Table, 6 Chairs, Hutch & End Tables. Sofa, Loveseat, Mursman Tables, Dixie Twin Beds & King Headboard Set. Lingerie Chest, Double & Queen Bed Sets, Cedar Chest, Sofa w/ Incliners, Desk, Lamps, Nice Patio Set, Costume Jewelry, Linens, kitchenware, Some Tools, China, Glass & Brick-a-brack. Also, Other Late Editions.Sale Conducted by: Palma Sola Sales (Numbers Given Out at 8:00AM) (941)-730-1570 NORTH P ORT G A R A G E S A L E S6005 S AT 8 2 633 1 Reisterstown Rd. 1997 Harley Sportster Custom (Needs Some Work), Many New Motorcycle Clothes & Access., Office Furn, Household Items, Jeans & More. SAT . 8 : 00 2 : 00 1350 Hedgewood Cir. MOVING SALE! Some Furniture, Home Decor, Household & MORE S AT., 9 AM-1PM, 1 3 75 Marasco Lane. Fishing, Camping, Boating, Hshld., Epson Printer, & MUCH MORE! S ATURDAY O NLY. 10am 3 pm. 2200 Plantation Blvd. CRAFT FAIR!! THUR S S AT . 9 2 . 1 9 51 Scarlett Ave. MOVING house hold items ,dcor,collectibles & Much More!!!!! P T. CH A RLOTTE /DEEP CREEK GA R A G E S A L E S6006 FINAL MOVING SALEFRI & SAT 8AM-2PM PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 21500 GIBRALTER DR NEW ITEMS ADDED FRS AT 8 2 309 1 C atalina Ct-hbr hgts Estate/Garage Sale. No reasonable offer refused. Everything from A-Z. FRI S AT 8 ? 5 3 5highlandavenw. collectible glass, books, lps, patio furniture, hottub, lawnmower, shopvacs, tools, pictures, misc FRI ONLY9-12. 1459 Lullaby St, PC. GREAT DEALS HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, FURNITURE, CLOTHES & MORE!!! FRI.S AT. 8 AM3 PM 2980 Cabaret St. Furn., Household, Tools, Fishing, Rifles & Ammo, Harley Leather Outfit etc FRI.S AT. 8 AM-4PM 19651 Midway Blvd. Some Tools, Household and miscellenous items. FRI.S AT. 9 3 . 1 80 71 Windingvail. ESTATE SALE. Antiques, furn., collect., knives, record players, artwork, tables. FRI.S AT., 8 AM-4PM 2119 Ellery St. (Midway to Albury to Ellery). Automotive Equipment, & Lot of Misc!! FRI .SAT ., 9 am? 18150 Garvin Ave. (Murdock) MULTI FAMILY SALE!! Furniture, Tools, Antiques, Plants, Lots of Quality Items! FRIDAYS ATURDAY 9 2 849 Kennwood Terrace Lawn Mower, Toys, Jewelry, And Clothes. SAT 9 2 4280 J ames S t. #8 Whidd. Ind. Pk. Clearance! Need Space! Furniture, tools, fishing, household, vintage stuff, lots of misc. S AT. 8 3 2260 Bremen C t. Dining Room Set, Small Roll Top Desk, Some Tools, Lots of misc, Reasonable offers taken. SAT . ONLY 8AM 2PM , 2111 Ellery St. PC 33952 Women`s Clothes, NASCAR, CDs, Misc., NO JUNK! THUR-FRI-SAT 8AM 3239 Jamestown St. Maple queen BR set, vanity & sink,curio cabinet, glassware, clothing, mink jacket, household, linens, holiday & more! THUR S FRI.S AT. 7-4 18033 Cochran Blvd. Tools, Bikes, Furniture, Crocks & Jugs, Household, Fishing, Generator, Planer, & MORE!! ! THURS .FRI ., 9 NOON , 429 Eppinger Dr. MOVING SALE! Kitchen Table w/ 6 Chairs, Hutch Grandfather Clock, Hshld. Items & MORE! 6000 MERCHANDISE E NGLE WOOD G A R A G E S A L E S6002 FRIS AT 8 : 30 -5PM 810 Harvard St. Large Garage Sale! Furniture, Sewing & Craft Items, Nice Clothes, Jewelry, Misc. Household Items. FRI. 8 3 & S AT. 8 -1 2 1015 Oleander St. (off Old Englewood Rd in Bay Vista) Books, Clothes, 20X30 Canopy tent, & miscellaneous items. FRI.S AT. 9 AM2 PM 8315 Bayside Ave. Grove City, Clothing, Jewelry and Household Goods. S AT. 8 -1 2 1 960 G eorgia Ave. Multi-Family MOVING SALE, Furn., Sporting Goods, Bikes, Clothes, Toys & More! S AT. 8 -4 20 & 28 Windsor Dr, Engl. Isles. Household items, +. Antique Lionel (O) Gauge Circus Train. S AT., 9 AM2 PM 3 51 O ak St. Outdoor Furniture, Small Appliances Some Jewelry, Household & MUCH MORE! THURS & FRI 9 2 1022 KANT ST Household goods,patio furniture, bikes and much more. NOKOMIS/OSP R E Y G A R A G E S A L E S6004 FRI. 8 AM-1 2 PM 1 393 Mustang St. MOVING SALE! Tools, Contractor items, Lots of Furniture, Gardening supplies, Too Many Items to List!! NORTH P ORT G A R A G E S A L E S6005 FRI SAT 8AM 1PM 2838 Algardi Lane ESTATE SALE! Furniture, Kitchenware, Collectibles, Tools & MUCH MORE! FRI SAT 9 5 8866 Gaillard Ave (Biscayne to Alam). HUGE SALE! 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Merchandise 6270Wanted to Buy/T rade Getthe Getthe WordoutWordoutAdvertise Advertise inthe inthe Classifieds! Classifieds! TILE /GROUT5195 LEMON BAY TILE O ver 20 years in the Englewood are a Owner/install Lic & insured 941-474-1000 WINDOWCLEANING5225 SQUEEGEEMASTERS Window Cleaning, Pressure Washing, 20% OFF with this Ad. FREE Estimates 941-445-7285 Cell Lic/Ins. WE DO WINDOWS & PRESSURE WASHING. New Customers Specials Package Deals Residential & Commercial Free Estimates. Lic./Ins. (941)-661-5281 WINDOWREPAIR5226 SLIDING GLASS DOORAnd Window Repair Lowest Prices GUARANTEED!! ! 941-628-8579Lic#CRC1130733 BEST VALUE SLIDING GLASS DOOR REPAIRS Wheels Tracks & LocksLicensed & Insured, Free Est. since 1981 visit us at www. Call Bob 941-706-6445 Low overhead = Low prices! CLASSIFIED ADSSELL


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S P O RT CO AT 4 2& 44 S all like new $5 941-347-7497 MINKJA C KET S 3 1 dark, 2 tan each $100 239-220-9948 MINK JA C KET S Each 1brown 2 tan $100 239-220-9948 M O T O R C Y C LE JA C KET Leather King, med excell cond worn once $100 941-350-6491 PARTY DRE SS BLA C K SZ8.GREAT FOR CRUISE $30 941-391-6377 SHIRTS WHITE M s. 16 16 an d half $7 941-347-7497 W RAN G LER MEN S JEAN S 4 8 x 30, blue, brn, lk new $9 941575-7860 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 WANTED Old postcards (Pre 1950s), Stamp collections, old photographs and paper items. Collector pays highest prices. 207-7126216 or 941-493-4714 F O RD Van door with glass $150 941-232-6967 A LI C E IN W O NDERLAND C ERAMIC NIB MINT $125 941374-0838 ALWAYS BUYING ANTIQUES, ART, SILVER NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES (941) 639-9338 AMSTEL LIGHTBEER ova l m i rror $20 941-235-1910 A PA C A G TEAR S volcanic glass 1 to 2 dollars each $1 941467-4320 A RT SC ULPTURE ( METAL ) One of a kind-call 4 pics $450 941-882-4545 BUDWEI S ER C LA SS I C label Bar mirror 18x25 $25 941235-1910 BUDWEISER MIRROR B eaut i ful flying ducks $75 941-7648669 CANE BOTTOM c h a i rs 6 match, 2 spindle. Ea $24 803624-8039 CHELSEA WORKING s hi ps b e ll cclock wanted . $100 941-4214741 C HENILLE BED S PREAD S 3 bedspreads all 25.00/N.S $25 941-258-0810 C LAY PIPE S 1 8 4 0 s T-D bow type $150 941-214-8188 CLOCK A nson i a, k eeps per f ect time. $135 941-764-7971 COIN BUFFALO H ea d fi ve cent roll $40 941-214-8188 COMIC BOOKS Vi ntage 1970s and up each $1 941474-1776 FURNITURE6035 SO FA RE C L 2 yrs.old Lt. Turq $300 941-249-8708 SO FA S LEEP G ood cond, o ff white, pale print. $125 815545-9503 SOFA SLEEPER T an w i t h M ute d floral Like New $65 941-6975325 SO FA TABLE All wood, 60X16X30 $99 941-6816417 SO FA TAN SO FA 3 C U S HI O N S BARELY USED $200 941-2048636 S PIDER LAMP 5 brass domes w/lites $20 941-496-7569 S T O RA G E RA C K 6 x 3 x1 8 d. White, 4 shlvs, like new $30 941-575-7860 TABLE & 4 C HAIR S w/lea f nice cond. $125 941-426-4151 TABLE & C HAIR S Upholstered/Metal $40 941-4239371 TABLE 4 C ush. C hairs G lasstop Wrought Iron $250 941-2498708 TABLE RATAN g l ass top 40 $35 941-258-2175 TABLE S ET 2 end/co ff ee/so f a Light wood. $100 941-6977880 TABLE S ET glass top wicker 4 chairs $325 941-828-1076 TABLE, Dark Rattan G lasstop w/ 6 Chairs, Lamps, Computer Desk, & Bar Stools (2). $475 For All. Will Sep. 941-697-0902 TABLES B roy hill C o ff ee & E n d table.Exc.cond $350 941-8301531 W INE C ABINET Broyhill excellent condition $450 609-6182082 ELECTRONICS6038 C D/DVDPLAYER S ony $20 941-698-9798 DVD & C DPLAYERN S 4 2 5P $30 941-697-3850 FLEX USB CONNECT INSPEC TION CAMERA $50 714-5992137 M O NIT O R +keybd, 2 spkr,mse $25 941-496-7569 P.A. RADI O S hack, New, 2 5 0 W Stereo Amp $150 941-627-9828 TV-M O NIT O R 1 9 S amsung 940MW LCD remote $70 941697-3850 YAMAHA MX200 16 , 16 CH mixing console. $195 941-627-9828 TV/STEREO/RADIO6040 ENTERTAINMENT C ENTER BLACK 36L X 48T X 20 $35 941-629-6429 T.V. /V C R CO MB O 1 3 Toshiba $20 941-549-2682 T.V./V C R CO MB O 1 3 Toshiba $24 941-549-2682 TV 32JVC per f ect . $45 941 496-9252 TV PANA SO NI C 32 Flat Screen $75 Call Between 11AM & 11PM 941-306-8583 TV T OS HIBIA 32 , TV C ombo, VCR & DVD. Everything works. Owner manual $50 941-575-7528 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT6060 CO MPUTER DE S K 47 L X 23 W X 30 TALL $40 941-629-6429 COMPUTER DESK v.g. con d . lt. clr. wd. $65 941-830-8222 COMPUTER WINXP w /Offi ce, DVD, runs A+ $40 941-7432656 DELL DESKTOP COMPUTER , 17 with 45 desk and chair $200 941-627-8587 FURNITURE6035 FL OO R S EAT S leather round, red & blue $100 941-429-8221 FUTON queen Whi te woo d R educed from $300 $200 941232-6718 FUT O N Tommy Bahamma $175 609-618-2082 G RANDFATHER C L OC K BE S T OFFER $300 941-426-8837 HARM O N KARD O N C assette Deck Model hk300xm Ultra wide band linear phase $100 941497-7718 IBUYFURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 KIT C HEN TABLE WITH S IX CHAIRS GD CD $100 717-4755237 LAMP S ILVER/ 3 7 tall/ f lared shade $60 941-882-2446 LIVIN G R OO M S ET neutral, $395 941-763-9983 LIVIN G R OO M S ET couchW/ 2 recliners & love seat matching $250 941-766-0679 L O VE S EAT, f abric greenish/good condition $100 941-275-5837 L O VE S EATW/recliners Microfiber/dk tan $75 941-2753287 MATTRESS & BOX . New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 MATTRE SS S erta I C om f ort G enius TwinXL $429 941-6989899 MIRR O R 2 4x 2 4 gld decorative $20 941-629-4950 NI G HT S TAND Antique S olid Wood need finish $40 941-2237446 PATIO SET Gl ass top ta bl e, 4 swivel chairs, side table, xtra set cushions $275 941-625-5245 PATIO TABLE 6 c h a i rs,w / umbrella. VGC $250 269-6495563 PATI O TABLE S ET glass top 4 swivel chairs $325 941-8281076 PATI O TABLE Umbella/Base New call for info $75 941-9798108 PATI O TABLE S & 4 C HAIR S Wrought Iron Nice set $300 443-532-4362 PVC PATIOCART VG con di t i on $25 941-627-6542 REAL W OO D 5 piece bedroom set Reduced from $500. $400 941-232-6718 RE C LINER C HAIR high back w/gold fabric $85 941-4967569 RECLINER tan, green, mauve $95 941-586-2900 RE S TAURANT B OO TH Black, New Condition, paid $700 Sell for $200 941-441-8255 R OC KIN G C HAIR maple w/pads $45 941-249-8708 ROCKINGCHAIR woo d S ma ll adult, rush seat. $20 803-6248039 ROLLTOP DESK oakespecially for computer $800 941223-6647 S ERVIN G C ARTRE S IN, white $60 863-258-3077 S ERVIN G C ART/ G arden C art Resin $60 863-258-3077 S IDE TABLE f or living room Stone Base, Glass $150 941429-8221 SOFA &CHAIR w /O ttoman T an Leather Must see $450 941505-2350 SO FA & L O VE S EAT All Beige Leather w/ Reclining Ends.. $500. 941-391-5925 SOFA BED goo d con di t i on pastel design colors $75 941-2582175 SOFA LAY Z BOY 90 x 38 tan plaid fabric $250 941-4967569 FURNITURE6035 CO U C H & C LUB C HAIR. Broyhill Exc.cond. $400 941-8301531 CO U C H LAR G E Fl. colors, Wicker Trim $300 941-4298221 CO U C H S E C AL Leather Cream/Good Condition $100 253-678-9161 CO U C H, f abric 90X36X36/blue/delivery $150 941-275-5837 CO U C H, RED,FAUX S UEDE 83x36x32 $125 941-2755837 CURIO CABINET TALL ETCHEDGLASS LIGHTED 4 SHELVES $800 941-223-6647 C URI O HUT C H 2 P C BEV GLASS DOORS. EXC. $175 941-275-5700 DINETTE SET & 4CHAIRS 42 round tile top w/leaf $225 941-676-2019 DINETTE S ET with 4 matching chairs, hunter green farmhouse style $375 941-629-7056 DINETTE S ET W OO D C HAIR S & TABLETOP $125 941-6816417 DINETTE W/4 C HAIR S All Wood, Counter height $375 941-475-4455 DININ G R OO M S ET S olid wood table & chairs $150 814-9344175 DININ G S ET 36 round table/4 chairs/wood $250 941-6816417 DININ G S ET all glass table/six wood chairs $350 941-2755837 DININ G S ET Ext rnd White/pine 4 matching chrs $125 941-697-7880 DINING SET F orma l W/6 c h r & China closet exel $500 941426-7103 DINING SET out d oor res i n f urniture $150 941-681-6417 DININ G S ET Round wood table, w/leaf, 4 side chairs, 2 counter height $400 941-625-5245 DININ G TABLE Table/oval/4 chairs/light oak $125 941-8822446 DINING TABLE/6 CHAIRS . $375 941-249-9061 DININ G TABLE/ C HAIR S or first offer takes it! $150 239220-9948 DISPLAY CABINET w hi te stucco Glass shelves $70 352212-7070 DISPLAY CASE Gl ass shelves/doors/oak/wired $125 941-882-2446 DRE SS ER 5drawers+shel f $100 941-766-7349 DRE SS ER 5draw 5hx 3 w solid key west style $225 941-7660679 DRESSER 70W31H , BRN wd/rattan tr 6drws/1 ctr dr $100 941-474-3194 DRE SS ER wood 6 drawers $ 75 941-766-7349 DRIFTW OO D TABLE S C ustom. glass tops. Jim $250 941-4688540 END TABLE dk wd 28wx24h/shelves, wheels EXC $50 941-474-3194 END TABLE/CANE d rs 28x28x21h/inner storage EXC $50 941-474-3194 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 3 pcs/whitewash $150 941-2755837 ENTERTAINMENT C ENTER 56w X 61H, 3 drawers, holds up to 32 TV. Country Red, Like New! $99 941-882-4342 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Whitewash one piece excellent cond. $100 941-979-8818 ENTERTAINMENT CTR fi ts 32 tv glass enclosed shelves, bottom storage $50 941-2753287 HOLIDAYITEMS6031 G IFT C ARD S tarbucks $ 5 0 selling for $40 941-474-4120 S ANTA COO KIEJAR on the in box. $30 941235-2203 FURNITURE6035 BED MATTRESS & BOX . New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 BED Q N 4pc Poster Inlaid Cherry/Expresso Excel $250 941-876-4776 BED S ET twin ( 1 ) S et 6 pc lite oak Exc. $400 941-258-1592 BED W/ FRAME king S leep Number $500 603-548-2634 BED/TWIN (2) W/FRAME White. Excel condition $100 910-612-1272 BEDR OO M S ET 5 PIE C E G irls Teen Like New $400 941-2769331 BEDR OO M S ET 7 PIE C EEx Cond $500 941-485-0066 BEDR OO M S ET complete set full size great cond. $200 941426-7103 BEDROOM SET KING BRIDGE 7 piece All wood beige $900 941-223-6647 BEDROOM SET Q n + n i g h tstands mattress & boxspring new $200 941-235-1910 BEDR OO M S ET Two maple twins & chest. $350 941-7690709 BEN C H S EAT With cushion hand painted cushion $350 941-429-8221 BOOKCASE 5 SHELVE LIGHT BEIGE WOOD $295 941-2236647 BOOKCASE TALL OAKFIVE SHELVES. EX.CON $300 941223-6647 C ABINET solid Wood33Lx17Wx28T $30 941-830-1531 C HAIR LIVIN G R OO M excellent condition $125 609-6182082 C HAIR TH O MA S VILLE white upholstered $150 941-7639833 CHAIR Wi ng b ac k woo d Cl ot h seat $25 941-766-7349 CHINA HUTCH/BUFFET Sprague and Carlton maple with glass doors on upper 55x76 $500 941-637-0107 CHINA/TABLE/CHAIRS 2 leafs $300 239-220-9948 CO FFEE TABLE & two end tables beveled glass $350 941766-0679 CO FFEE TABLE 36 w 8 side pedstl whtgr fx marb VGC $75 941-474-3194 COFFEE TABLE B eve l e d g l ass / 50X25X15 $99 941-6816417 COFFEE TABLE c h rome / glass 42X42 $75 941-2351910 COFFEE TABLE f oss il e stone base, glass $300 941-4298221 CO FFEE TABLE tray beige $3 5 941-586-2900 COFFEETABLE , 2 en d ta bl es wood $150 941-766-7349 COFFEE/ACCENT TABLE glass topDark Rattan $45 941-356-0129 COUCH F a b r i c, 90X36X36 , $195. RECLINER/ROCKER, La-Z-Boy, Navy Blue Leather, $175. Both In Exc. Cond. 941-474-7458 HOUSEHOLD GOODS6030 G ARMET S TEAMER conair Professional type $25 941-6276542 G A S C AN 5gal ea $ 1 0 9 41743-0582 GLASSES FROSTED set o f 7 1964 world fair $50 941-2270676 KNIFE bl oc k so lid woo d f or 5 knive brazil $10 941-286-4894 LADDER ALUM 6 f t all alum $25 941-743-0582 LAMP S Victorian style 1 f loor & 1 table w bulbs $25 941-8824545 LENA LIU Hummingbird 8 plates 8 PLATES $300 941467-8894 LIM ED picture Elegant w. Mother Theresa quote $30 941-882-4545 MATTRE SS BEAUTY RE S T New Cal. King paid 1000. Mattress Firm $500 941-625-1107 MATTRESS , QUEEN & BOX . Brand New Will Sell $175. Also Have KING. 941-629-5550 MIRROR 44 x 24 vert i ca l $25 941-627-6542 M O VIN G S UPPLIE S Boxes, Blankets, Peanuts, & Paper. 931-952-0798 FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! To place a FREE merchandise ad go to: and place your ad. Click on Click Here to Place Your Ad Now and follow the prompts. FREE ads are for merchandise UNDER $500. and the ad must be placed online by you. 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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 O VEN R O A S TER N S Up to 30#turkey New in box $15 941-276-1881 PAINTING GIRL i n t h oug h t, 26w x 36h $20 941-6294950 PICTURE LARGE P a l m T rop i ca l plants 32x25 $35 941-3560129 Q UILT king Lilac,Purple,etc ReverseNEW beautiful! $49 941276-1881 RU G 5X 8 black Asian moti f $40 910-578-5273 RU G Drury Runner 32 wx1 2 lg pastel desgn $50 941-4967569 RU G Jute w/quilt edge/ 6 x 8 . $60 941-882-2446 RU G Unique shag rug 3 -1/ 2 x 5, off-wh EC $30 941-6294950 TABLECLOTH 66X84 w h t em b r trim 8 naps new $15 941-6970501 HOLIDAYITEMS6031 CHRISTMAS SPODE 4 M ugs & 4 glasses new $40 941-3916334 EA S TER BA S KET S Wicker:Pink,Aqua,Lilac,Lime 6 / $20 941-276-1881 EASTER DECORATIONS Pl astic tub full of Easter $10 941258-0810


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Page 20 The Sun Classified E/N/C Thursday, March 26, 2015 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES6135 BIKE S 1 6 1 G IRL 1 B O Y, G D COND $15 941-475-9146 BIKE S , KID S 1 2 & 1 6 20 sizes also available $30 941474-1776 G IRL S BIKE good f or 6 to 9 yr old $35 941-276-0814 MOUNTAIN BIKE R a l e i g h M20 as new Shimano 21 gr lock helmet $200 941-979-1458 TRI C Y C LE 3 WHEELER good looking / smooth riding $225 941-474-1776 TRI C Y C LE Adult with all new tires! $175 941-244-0532 TRI C Y C LE brand new, in the box! $275 941-524-1025 TRI C Y C LE SC HWINNwith basket like new $195 941-2580654 TOYS/GAMES6138 BITTY BABYACCESSORIES 2 drawer chest and tub. $10 803624-8039 EASTER STUFFEDANIMALS LIKE NEW-VENICE $2 937-4279639 PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEO6140 CAMERA POLAROID S un 660 Instant. $12 941-493-3623 POOL/SPA/ & SUPPLIES6145 **SPAS & MORE** new/used 110volt Plug ins. Trade ins Welcome! We Move Hot Tubs 941-625-6600 We Buy Used Hot Tubs C HAIR FL O AT swimline lge nib was $60 asking $30 941-5051663 HOT TUB SEATS 5, WITH LOUNGER AND MAINTENANCE FREE CABINET. 110 OR 220 VOLT. CAN DELIVER $1,895 941-462-0633 POOL & S pa V ac P oo l $25 941-223-8308 P OO L 1 2 FT by 30 in with f ilter in box $45 941-276-0814 P OO L VA C UUM HAYWARD automatic with hoses $100 941-637-4668 RI O S UN f lot chr. new 200 . $60 941-624-2105 LAWN & GARDEN6160 C u ddl e up b y t h e fi re ! Firewood Split, Bundled and ready for the firepit! Pine, Oak, or Citrus, 941-468-4372 DRIFTWOOD TABLES C ustom. Glass tops. Jim $250 941468-8540 GARDEN CART w /20 w h ee l s 23HX24WX51 $95 941-6970794 G A S G RILL barbequecharbroil 3 burner $60 941-474-5124 LANAI SET Gl asstop T a bl e w / 6 Cushioned Arm Chairs $90, OBO 941-661-3411 LAWN MOWER hi w h ee l 20 Honda Engine . $175 941-4969252 LAWN M O WER Torro Very nice shape $50 941-423-7771 LAWN SPREADER scotts 3000 great cond $20 941-268-8951 SPORTINGGOODS6130 7 DINGHY woo d en di ng h y w/oars $195 941-347-8927 DEPTH FINDERP O RTABLE Hummingbird Depth Finder $50 941-244-0532 ELKM O UNT S TUNNIN G excellent workmanship $400 941-232-6967 FIREWOOD No camping trip is complete without it! Pine, Oak, or Citrus Split, Bundled, and ready for the firepit! 941-468-4372 GO LF PUTTER S ea $ 5 9 41743-0582 HIKIN G P O LE S $20 941-235-2203 H O R S E S H O E S ET PR O F RE G SIZE USA LIKE NEW $20 941286-4894 MAN CAVEACCESSORIES Steins/mugs bottles $20 941979-9358 MI SC S PINNIN G REEL S ALL WORK GREAT $15 714-5992137 OS U PULL O VER JA C KET Fleece XL-Ex cond $45 941493-6309 OS U S WEAT S HIRT Big Ten Champs XL $45 941-493-6309 OS U VAR S ITYJA C KET Excellent condition $75 941-4936309 P OO L TABLE slate $ 4 00 9 41423-2970 SCO PE K O NU S PR O 1 0 X5 0 Mil-Dot, 1Tube, NIB $80 941379-5586 S PINNIN G R O D 76 F O R 1530# MONO $35 714-599-2137 FIREARMS6131 Wi nc h ester 30-30 M -94 S cope, Lever Act. $495; Winchester 30-30 Ranger Lever action $435; Savage 270 Bolt/scope $425. New Remington 870 12 ga (2 barrels) bird & slug $475; New Rem 870 20 ga. $375.; Ruger 454 Red Hawk Stainless 9.5Bar $850; Ruger P95DC Auto 9mm Stainless Steel $485. All Ex cond. 845-531-9079 FORT MYERS ANTIQUE GUN CIVIL WAR & MILITARY COLLECTORS SHOW Sat., March 28, 9am-5pm Sun., March 29, 9am-3pm Araba Shrine Temple 2010 Hanson St. Ft. Myers 33901 @ Rt. 41 Call 847-863-3929 REMINGTON 1100 Trap Gold 12 Ga. Exc. Wood! $740. (941)-743-4633 SIX SHOOTER UBERTI 1875 outlaw in 45 colt $450 o/b 941769-1367 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES6135 BI C Y C LE R O ADMA S TER Sport 10 spd, New tires. $50 941-423-7771 BIKE 1 8 Yeah 6 S peed Fold Up. $45 616-690-1875 (Lake Suzy) BIKE 3 WHEEL DELIVERY AVAIL. $225 941-626-3102 BIKEHUFFY 18 spee d 26 b e ll rack no seat $15 941-8824545 BIKE Hu ff y Per f ect cond 2 4in cruiser $50 941-625-2227 BIKE RA C K Bike S tand $ 45 941-286-6376 BIKE RACK f or 2 bik es fi t s 1or2 hitch $50 941-743-0582 BIKES Ad u l t /T een 24 & 26 sizes to choose from $45 941474-1776 BIKES HIS & h ers bi g t i re n i ce cond. $120/pair 941-626-3102 BIKES hi s & h ers. Ni ce C on d . ea.Venice each $50 937-4279639 GOLFACCESSORIES6125 EZGO TXT 2 Passenger, high Speed. NEW BATTERIES! Factory Lights, Bag rack, Windshield Rain Curtains Sand buckets. Good Bushings, cables. Fresh tires 5 panel rear view mirror Trades considered Local Delivery $2,485 941-769-1431 GO LF BALL S Excellent Used. Dozen for $3 941-235-2613 GO LF BALL S Previously struck and washed $3 941-766-8236 GO LF BALL S , like new, mixed brands, per dozen $6 941-4887774 GOLF CARTS , E Z GO . RED 4 SEATER $1,800/OBO 941-626-0652 GO LF C LUB S Power BiltC itations w/Bag $85 941-6294857 GO LF C LUB S W/bag ladys callaway ges $100 941-474-1910 GO LF S ET & BA G : For adult beginner, like new $45 941-2406464 GOLF SHOES BLACK LOAFER , NIKE,NEW $12 941-627-6780 GO LF W OO D S , G raphite 1-7 $10 each $10 941-625-1537 REFURBISHED Club Car DS 4 Passenger, Folding Rear Seat, Trojan 875 (E3) 8 Volt Batteries, 6" Lift Kit, 10" Rims, 22x11x10 Tires Stainless Steel Brush Guard and Side Steps, Factory Headlights & Tail Lights, High Speed Motor ( +-20mph) Windshield Charger and Top, Great Blue Paint, Excellent Condition $ 3675. 941-716-6792 Delivery Available NO TEXT PLEASE TAYLORMADE FIRESOLE D,5,7 A cond $45 937-5468544 EXERCISE/ FITNESS6128 A ER O BI C S TEPPER & riser 26x17 turq/grey LN $20 941697-0501 ELYPTICAL TRAINER W/El ectronics & Resistance $125 941-268-8951 EXERCISE MACHINE Golds Gym XR-45 $50 570-842-9675 TOTAL GYM w /A cces. b are l y used $150 941-624-2105 TREADCLIMBER B ow fl ex TC10 New, Pd $2,200. Best Offer. 239-331-6615 Before 9. TREADMILL WITH new wa lki ng belt nice $150 941-268-8951 V IBRATI O N PLATE Full Body new in box $125 941-7632900 SPORTINGGOODS6130 10 FISHING SAND SPIKES ALL FOR $25 714-599-2137 BEN PEARSON C ompoun d Bow Magnum RH $125 941379-5586 BERKLEY R O D NI C E 2 pc 8 6 12-30# Medium $30 941-4933851 BILLARD S ET set aramith ,balls,racks etc.P.G $40 941505-1663 BOXING HEAVY BAG ( a l so kick bag available) $60 941232-6967 TREES & PLANTS6110 FRUITING MULBERRY B us h Fruiting MulBerrys $15 941204-9100 G LEN MAN GO TREE S , 1 gal. $6 941-833-0504 LAUREL O AK cassia or golden rain tree 3-4ft $6 941-2582016 PAPAYA C ARIBBEAN Red Fruiting Papaya $10 941-2049100 PAPAYA PLANTS , 1 ga ll on pot Papaya Plants 1 gal $4 941697-0794 PATI O T O MAT O PLANT S : cherry, pear or Tiny Tim $1.50 941-258-2016 RARE MU S A, AE-AE Banana, Collector. $119.50 941-8330504 S EEDLIN GS C ucumber, Kale or S.Chard $1.50 941-258-2016 S ILVER DATE Palm Trees, Seedlings,2 gal. $10 941-8330504 SPIDER PLANTS h ang i ng b askets or flowers $1.50 941-2582016 S TAR FRUITTREE S Florida Star Fruit $30 941-204-9100 T O MAT O PLANT S 6 -1 2 several healthy varieties $1.50 941-258-2016 U-PI C K T O MAT O E S Yellow House Farm & Nursery Mon-Sat 9-3, Sun 10-2 4565 Duncan Rd. (Hwy 17) 3 1/2 mi E of -I75 BABYITEMS6120 BABYPLUS PRENATAL Ed ucation System $75 941-7647971 BREA S T PUMP Medela PumpNStyle w/shoulder bag $99 941-493-3851 BREA S T PUMP NEW Purely Yours Electric Kit $65 941-7647971 PRENATAL LISTENING S ummer Infant #06110 $15 941764-7971 GOLFACCESSORIES6125 C ALLAWAY DIABL O 1 0& 15 A+ cond/covers $60 937-5468544 C LUB C AR D S 4 S eat Golf Cart. Ext. 80 Roof. Trojan G3 Batteries. Recent Service. New Paint. Good Tires, Windshield & Charger. $2,550 941-830-6026 No Text Please. Delivery Available. CO BRA DRIVER 1 0 .5* Reg Graphite VGC $75 941-4235701 2011 club car ds Custom Built. 48 Volt New Batteries (6-8 Volt). Pearl Yellow Paint. Custom Upholstery. Fresh Tires, Charger, New Lights, SS Hubcaps, Rearview Mirror, New Windshield. Local Delivery! $3,975 941-769-1431 EZGO TXT 2 Passenger rear seat Red sparkle paint New Batteries TODAY! Lights, Windshield, Bag rack, Sunbrella Rain Curtains Sunbrella Club Cover New Bushings, cables Fresh tires, 5 panel rear view mirror Trades considered Local Delivery $2485, 941-769-1431 MUSICAL6090 PIAN O BALDWIN spinet-needs some wk. $350 941-830-8222 PLAYER PIAN O , A Treasure f or Antique Collector and/or Musician. $450. 941-697-0902 PREAMP/FX PR OC E SSO R For Acoustic Guitar $50 941379-5586 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 3 WHEEL SCOO TER 20 11 Legend, with baskets $300 941-456-9841 3 WHEELWALKER almost new r&l brake $50 941-268-1157 BEDSIDE COMMODE E xce l lent condition. $5 941-6279689 CO MM O DE new high rise $99 941-227-0676 HUMIDIFIER RECIRCULATING Lasko 3,200 sq area $35 941493-3851 LIFT C HAIR. Pride, Beige. Excellent Condition! $150 941416-8612 LIFT H arman M o bili ty, C omp l ete Power Hook-up For Mounting Chairin Van. $450 941-493-1334 O Z O NE MA C HINE w/ Steam Bath & Tank. $950/obo 941-882-2720 SCOO TER PRIDE GOGO UltraX 3 wheels $300 941-4844697 S H O WER C HAIR LIKE NEW $30 941-268-8951 SHOWER CHAIR V ery goo d condition $20 941-356-0129 S H O WER C HAIR/P O TTY With WheelsHealthline $120 941268-8951 W ALKER like new Wheels, brakes, seat $60 941-3560129 W HEEL WALKER new 4 N O VA seat brakes pouch $89 941493-3851 WHEELCHAIR MOTORIZED Hoveround$375 941-2238308 HEALTH / BEAUTY6100 BA C K MA SS A G ER Homedics 5 motor $60 941-375-4054 C RUT C HE S aluminum 4 6 to 5 vgc $10 941-627-6542 TREES & PLANTS6110 BANANA TREE S , Various, exchange pot. $14.50 941-8330504 DESERT ROSE B us h i n 16 di ameter pot. $7 941-830-1531 DESERT ROSESFLOWERING Desert Roses $20 941-2049100 FIGS ASST . F ru i t i ng Fi gs $20 941-204-9100 FL GOLDP apaya T rees , 1.Gal. $5 941-833-0504 VIBURNUMGREATFORPRIVACYHEDGE3GAL++ PALMS: FOXTAIL, SYLVESTERPIGMY& MORE. GREAT PRICESSUISNUSURY941-488-7291 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 COORS LIGHTMIRROR NFL Official Sponsor $35 941-7648669 CO RNER C HAIR VI C T O RIAN Ca. 1890 $400 941-629-4857 CRYSTAL CLOCK W ater f or d large oval $75 517-414-8927 DE S K W/ C HAIR Ethan Allen Hitchcock Black $300 941258-0810 DRE SS ER walnut 5 drawers.marble,ex.c. $395 941-235-2203 ELEPHANT CO LLE C TI O N C eramic and other $35 941-7668236 ELVI S TEDDYBEAR S HAVE 4 $75 941-627-6780 FOOTBALL CARDS 1955 25 different N.Mint. $50 810-2109553 FRAMED TAPESTRY 54x52 Circa 1941. A Lively Scene of Crusaders on Horseback w / A rabic Writing Border Cartouches. $3500. 941-391-5925 GO LD LEAFMIRR O R 23 X 2 7photo online $50 941-4977230 HEINEKEN W OO DEN S H O E S One pair $20 941-764-8669 HUMMEL FI G URINE S tormy Weather, 5 1/2, 1965, $275 Firm 941-627-3283 LI C EN S E PLATE S NY, C T,TX & more $10 941-214-8188 LORD NELSONPITCHER M arina pattern $39 941-6242105 MIAMI D O LPHIN Neon Football helmet design $25 941-7648669 MICHELOB ULTRA Mi rro Bi cycle Riders $30 941-764-8669 MUNR OS KIN GO FKIN G RARE OLD SCOTCH $60 941-3916377 NASCAR COLLECTIBLES Earnhardt sr, jr, Stewart $40 941-275-3287 NEW HAVEN C L OC K 1 880 1 Day W/Alarm $85 941-6294857 O X-Y O KE HAND carved wood vintage $75 941-2148188 PLATE S P O DE (2) 200 Anniv boxed w/cert ea $15 941-6970501 R OS EVILLE 5 2 7-7 Black C apri has chip $15 941-286-7337 ROSEVILLE POTTERY 449 10 Magnola Bowl $65 941-2867337 R O UTER Vintage C ra f tsman $60 941-451-3958 SAMSONITE ROUND su i tcase faux alligator leather $40 941497-7230 S EWIN G MA C HINE S inger Treadle $50 941-451-3958 SNDWCH SETS grn Gl ass san d 12 sets grn $25 941-474-4120 S TIFFEL LAMP S olid brass with 2 shades $75 941-979-9358 SUGAR BARREL w /W oo d Lid . Orig. Exec $75 352-212-7070 THE S H O EB OO K BILL S H O EMAKERS SIGN B $20 941-3916377 V I C TR O LA TALKIN G machine circa 1915 $300 941214-8188 WATERFORD CLOCK sma ll square offset $50 517-4148927 MUSICAL6090 BOSE B1S& P ac kli te A mpcomplete $495 941-626-0967 KEYBOARD YAMAHA PSR11 w/stand exc cond. $60 803624-8039 ORGAN , ROLAND Ni ce, F a i r l y New, 1 Owner, American Classic. $8000, OBO 941-661-9268


Thursday, March 26, 2015 E/N/C The Sun Classified Page 21 MISCELLANEOUS6260 RECORD COLLECTION includes album covers 5 0 cents each. Entire collection. 941-496-9252 RE C Y C LIN G C ART 2 bins, PV C $50 941-697-4713 SCOO TER JAZZY S ELE C T elite with 2 batteries $499 941423-2970 TABLE-R O UND 5 f olding,Maxchief . $75 941-496-9252 TI C KET S RAY S V S RED SO X SAT 3/28 (4) $45 each $45 941-743-4127 TI C KET S RED SO XV S JAY S 4/1 Weds 2tkts $35ea $35 941-743-4127 TRAVEL KENNEL Petmate medium $25 941-697-4713 V IKING DESIGNER Diamond Sew/Embroidery Machine, Maj estic hoop, many extras, 2 lessons $5,000 941-716-5088 WANTED TO BUY/TRADE6270 W ANTED: JEWELRY G rade Black Sharks Teeth. No Beach Teeth Call Mike 941-650-3030 7000TRANSPORTATION All Truck N Auto RepairI Repair What Your Husband Fixed! 224 Center Ct. Venice 941-497-1999 or 941-441-5075 BUICK7020 2002 BUICK LESABRE 92K MI! $5,295 941-916-9222 DLR 2008 BUICK LUCERNE 70K MI $11,874 855-481-2060 DLR CADILLAC7030 1999 CADILLAC DEVILLE , 86,796 mi, Excellent Condition Lots of extras, $5,500 941475-1655 2002 CADILLAC SLS Auto, A/C, Loaded. 120K Mi. $4,800/obo 941-391-3989 2006 C ADILLA C DT S 86K MI $9,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2006 CADILLAC DTS , 4DR SedanLux mil 83K $9,990JeffsAutoSales.net941-629-1888 2010 CADILLAC SRX NAV 4X4 53K MI $24,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 CADILLAC ESCALADE LUXURY 31K MI $44,988 855-242-9258 DLR 2013 CADILLAC SRX 43K MI $31,990 855-280-4707 DLR MISCELLANEOUS6260 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 A R C ADE S ILKW O RM G AME Works great! $350 941-6273636 BAMBOO POLES 2 1/4 to 1 dia x 8+ long $3 941-4266759 BASEBALL TICKETS RAYS VS RED SOX 3/28 Sat each $50 941-276-1354 BA S EBALL TI C KET S RED SO X VS TWINSMon 3/30 2 each $30 941-743-4127 BU C KET CO LLAP S IBLE Toro Springs$20 941-697-4713 BUFFAL O NY C irca 1 8 4 0 s reprints 3,mat/frame $20 941255-0874 C ARPET C LEANER BI SS ELL LITTLE GREEN $50 941-6276780 CHIMES new l g se l ect. to $10 $2 941-426-4151 COFFEEMUGS (4) L enox B utterfly Meadow $10 941-6242105 COOLER IGLOO Bl ue & Whi te 27x15 Good $12 941-4239371 C R OS BY S ADDLE English j umping w/irons 17 $375 941268-5088 DRAIN HOSERV c l ean fl exa bl e 15 $10 941-585-8149 ENGLISH LEATHERGIRTH 48 1 side elastic BR $35 941268-5088 FIREWOOD Split, Bundled, and ready for the firepit! Perfect for these cooler nights! Pine, Oak, Citrus 941-468-4372 FL. G ATER S FLA G 3 x5 new $20 941-426-4151 FLASHLIGHT MAGLITE bl ac k 4 battery ex.cond. w/batts. $20 941-585-8149 FOLDING TABLES (2) 30 & 34 as is $50 941-697-4713 G IFT C ARD S tarbucks5 0 dollars selling card for $40 941474-4120 G RILL, 4BURNER U S ED, WORKS, W/TANK $65 941627-6780 HANGARS 185 p l ast i c c hil drens sz white $12 941-5051663 HORSESHOE SET PROF REG SIZE USA LIKE NEW $20 941286-4894 INFLATABLE MATTRE SS E S Queen, twin with sheets $12 803-624-8039 LUGGAGE RAKE f or car use d once $150 941-423-2970 MA SS A G E TABLE case w wheels excellent cond $125 941-276-0814 M O T O R C Y C LE BA C KPA C K Nylon 23x19x9VG $60 941255-0874 MOTORCYCLE t i re 180 70 R16, Valkrye new $125. Futon black $100. 941-759-0240. N. C . S TATE FLA G 3 x5 1 00% nylon new $25 941-426-4151 NECKLACES Sh ar kT eet h an d fossil In PG $325 308-3403447 NEW C RABTRAP S W/ROPE,FLOAT,ZINC,REBAR $35 941-830-0998 NITRO TRUCK revo 3 . 3 ,runs great, wear & tear $300 941626-0266 NY YANKEESFLAG 3 x 5 new $20 941-426-4151 RAM S TATUE 4 0 x1 6 use inside or out $49 941-764-7971 RE CO RD ALBUM CO VER S all kinds of Music. .50 Cent s each. Bulk Sale! 941-496 9252 APPLIANCES6250 DISHWASHER K enmore PGI . Bisque Ultra Clean $50 409739-9100 DRYER K enmore $150 941 257-8921 DRYER K enmore HE4 $150 941-257-8921 ENCOREAPPLIANCES 4155 Whidden Blvd Unit 10 Port Charlotte. Great Pre-owned Name Brands for Less!! 30 day Warr. 941-979-5287 FACET MOEN L owes pa id 144 new in box $70 941-235-5543 FREEZER l arge Kenmore up right grt cond $375 903-439-7125 G A S G RILL barbequechar broil 3burner $60 941-4745124 MARGARITA BLENDER ma k e el paso new $30 941-3754054 MI C R O WAVE ge w/Hood P G I. 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(941)-623-2922 PETSUPPLIES & SERVICES6236 A & R Aqua Pros Inc Aquarium Services Installation~Maintenance Fresh & Saltwater Reef Aquariums Livestock Delivery 941-441-8658 Lic/Ins DOG/CAT CAGE V ery n i ce w i t h bowls & locks for small animal.. $20 941-423-7771 KENNEL 24L X16 w x 15h lik e new $20.00 941-391-6334 LITTER B O X C overed w/ door like new 18l x 14w x 18h $10.00 941-391-6334 PET CARRIER M e di um, h ar d sided $8 941-451-3958 PET CARRIER S ma ll h ar d s id e d Kennel cab 2 $8.00 941-4513958 PET D OO R f or slider, Freedom patio panel for frames up to 96, accomodates high ceilings. $150 941-284-7391 PET S TR O LLER Very good con. clean $25.00 941-3916334 PET STROLLER , screene d , folds good cond $35. 912604-2312 REPTILE TANK 40 ga l meta l stand heat/UV lights, $60. 941-505-5635 SM DOGC rate $40 , K ong small Dog Bed $35, small Dog Carrier $20 941-979-8525 APPLIANCES6250 COFFEE URN F ar b erware 22 cup, st st, auto. $25 941-5757860 DISHWASHER K enmore PGI . 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WH. Excellent condition., $19,499 941-2559887 2013 TOYOTA COROLLA 21K MI $13,911 855-280-4707 DLR 2014 TOYOTA PRIUS NAV 26K MI $24,990 855-280-4707 DLR VOLKSWAGEN7220 2010 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 67K MI $14,957 855-481-2060 DLR KIA7177 2006 KIA SORENTO (SUV) 4 dr, dark green. Sr. owned 121k mi, $5800 941-423-7771 Stock photo* 20 1 0 KIA SO UL 5DR 38K MI $11,950 855-481-2060 DLR 2011 KIA RIO FUEL EFFICIENT. 60K MI $10,695 941-916-9222 DLR 2012 KIA SEDONA LX 47K MI $15,877 855-481-2060 DLR LEXUS7178 2003 LEXUS ES 300 50K MI $10,990 855-280-4707 DLR 200 5 LEXU S RX330 72K MI $15,979 855-481-2060 DLR 2007 LEXUS GS 350 NAV AWD 84K MI $16,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2008 LEXU S L S -4 60 HEATED LTHR SEATS 42K MI $29,989 855-242-9258 DLR 2008 LEXU S E S 3 5 0 75K MI $14,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2008 LEXU S I S 2 5 0 63K MI $17,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 0 LEXU S I S 3 5 0C NAV CONV 33K MI $32,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2011 LEXUS CT 200H NAV 48K MI $20,911 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 2 LEXU S E S 3 5 0 NAV 30K MI $27,911 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 LEXUS IS 250C NAV CONV 31K MI $34,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 LEXUS RX 300 84K MI $11,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 2 LEXU S RX3 5 0 NAV 21K MI $34,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 3 LEXU S E S 3 5 0 NAV 28K MI $33,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 3 LEXU S GS 3 5 0 NAV 5,904 MI $42,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2013 LEXUS LX 570 NAV 35K MI $69,990 855-280-4707 DLR FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! 20 15 LEXU S E S 3 5 0 NAV 65 MI $39,990 855-280-4707 DLR MAZDA7180 2006 MAZDA 6 94K MILES $6,895 941-916-9222 DLR 2010 MAZDA MAZDA3 4DR1 owner mil 62k $11,990JeffsAutoSales.net941-629-1888 20 1 2 MAZDA MIATA-MX-5 CONV 5,611 MI $19,990 855-280-4707 DLR MERCEDES7190 2011 MERCEDES BENZ E350W 37K MI $27,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 11 MER C EDE S -BENZ GLK-350 36K MI $26,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 MERCEDES BENZ SLK-350 15K MI $37,769 855-242-9258 DLR HONDA7160 2008 H O NDA PIL O T EXL 2WD 106K MI $13,774 855-481-2060 DLR 2009 HONDA CR V 56K MI $15,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 0 H O NDA A CCO RD 31K MI $14,774 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 0 H O NDA A CCO RD 4DR LXP LTHR 10K MI $16,877 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 0 H O NDA C IVI C 42K MI $12,774 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 0 H O NDA IN S I G HT 49K MI $13,758 855-481-2060 DLR 20 11 H O NDA C IVI C 51K MI $11,977 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 2 H O NDA A CCO RD 4DR LX 33K MI $14,987 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 2 H O NDA C IVI C 13K MI $14,987 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 2 H O NDA C IVI C 21K MI $14,778 855-481-2060 DLR 2012 HONDA CIVIC 4DR LX 7,553 MI $15,874 855-481-2060 DLR 2013 HONDA CIVIC 26K MI $15,874 855-481-2060 DLR 2013 HONDA CIVIC 4DR LX 2,830 MI $16,874 855-481-2060 DLR 2013 HONDA CIVIC 4DR LX 24K MI $16,875 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 3 H O NDA FIT 48K MI $13,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2013 HONDA FIT BASE 10K MI $15,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2013 HONDA FIT BASE 12K MI $15,874 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 3 H O NDA A CCO RD EX-L ONLY 10K MI $22,990 855-242-9258 DLR 2013 HONDA CIVIC LX 26K MI $15,910 855-242-9258 DLR HYUNDAI7163 2009 HYUNDAI ACCENT CLEAN, LOW MILES $7,995 941-916-9222 DLR 2010 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GLS Loaded. $9,995 941-916-9222 DLR 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT 4DR GLS 54K MI $10,874 855-481-2060 DLR 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT 5DR GAS 22K MI $11,687 855-481-2060 DLR INFINITI7165 2011 INFINITI EX35 27K MI $26,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 14 INFINITI Q X 60 5,390 MI $43,990 855-280-4707 DLR JAGUAR7175 1995 JAGUAR XJ6 , 79 , 900 mi, CLASSIC XJ6 VDP79900 MI $6,300. 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Parts Showroom Factory Warranty All models Wash & Hand Wax Brake Flush Roof Reseal RV Propane & Bottles Water Leak Test RV Wash New Tires & BalanceRV WORLD INC.of Nokomis FAMILYOWNED/OPERATEDFOR37 YRS2110 US 41 Nokomis, 941-966-2182 RVSWANTEDCASH/CONSIGN/TRADECALL: MARKRV WORLD INC OF NOKOMISFAMILYOWNED/OPERATEDFOR37 YRS2110 US 41 NOKOMIS941-966-2182 SATURN TOW-CARS Starting at $2,500. Blue-Ox Tow hitches sold & installed. THE SATURN GUYS PRO-POWER AUTO SALES 4140 Whidden Blvd PC 33980 (941) 627-8822. WANTED All M otor Homes, TTs, 5th whls, PopUps, Vans conversion & passenger, cars & trucks. CASH paidon the spot for quick sale. 941-347-7171 RVSTORAGE7381 KEISER`S RV STORAGE 24/7 Gated AccessLow Rates Duncan Rd. (Hwy 17) (941)-276-9104 RV/CAMPER PARTS7382 EVEN BRAKE SYSTEM f or tow car brand new $800 708906-6866 CYCLES/MOPEDS/ SCOOTERS7360 1 998 H O NDA GO LDWIN G Trike, Red, $9,500 989-390-5453 Punta Gorda 2015 KYMCO Like 200i, 163cc, EFI, Twin Disc Brakes, Less then 75 Miles. Need to Sell w/ Helmet & Cover. Incl. 2 Year Warranty. $2,500. Firm. 941-423-7230 HARBOR SCOOTERS for all your scooter needs... 3315 Tamiami Trl. PG We Repair Scooters too! 941-347-8705 Sym Scooters Are here! HD S P O RT S ER 1 996 8 k MI Orig Cond. w/ Extras. Must See! $2,495/OBO 941-268-8570 LIBERTY MOTORCYCLE TRAILER 4 years old, Black and Silver, Perfect Cond. $3,300 941-475-4163 MOTORCYCLE 1991HD SPORTSTER XL 1200CC 14K L/BAGS XCOND $4200 $4,200 941-235-0379 SCOO TER, 15 0 CC , Hardly used, only 300 mi, Make Reasonable Offer 941-875-2393 CAMPERS/ TRAVELTRAILERS7370 2012 CASITA 17 Spirit Standard Model. North Port FL $13,000 941-426-0445 MOTOR HOMES/ RVs7380 2003 DOLPHIN LX 35 RV + 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis Tow Pkg 941-639-8051 2015 WINNEBAGOS2014 Model CLEARANCE!NO .1 SELLING R V RV World Inc.of Nokomis FAMILYOWNED/OPERATEDFOR37 YRS2110 US 41,Nokomis I-75 Exit 195 2 20 0 1 1 5 5 R R O O A A D D T TR R E E K K# # 1 1 S SE E L L L L I I N N G GC CA A M M P P E E R RV VA A N NRV WORLDINCOFNOKOMISFAMILYOWNED/OPERATEDFOR37 YRS2110 US 41 31 1995 WINNEBAGO CLASS A, 65k miles, Automatic jacks, 6 new tires, Kids wont let me drive any more! Call 941-497-5788 for further info OUTBOARD/ MARINE ENGINES7334 MER C URY 4 hp Low hours, good condition. 941 286-3706 BOATSTORAGE/ DOCKING7336 DOCK FOR RENT , N o B r id ges, Good Water. Close To Harbor. Call Chris 941-627-1414 Placida Private Boat S lip f or Rent 225/month. 23 length, covered, elec. lift, fenced, with ammenities. 2 parking spaces, dock box. 941-493-7334. MARINE SUPPLY & EQUIP.7338 4. 3 EN G INE O M C starting at $10 239-218-5504 6 HP TIHATSU N ew C on d . 15 Shaft. External Tank. $1,000 941-716-1792 FindyourBest Friendinthe Classifieds! BATTERY C HAR G ER Everstart Good $25 941-423-9371 B O AT BUMPER S (3) 28 DE-FENDER $20.00 941-637-4668 B O AT PR O PELL O R S 3 Pre1993 OMC 17 19 pitch $50 941-391-5476 B O AT S TEP S 3 step F-glass-ex cond $125 248-470-7638 BOOK CHAPMAN Pil ot i ng S ea & Sm Boat Handling LN $15 941-697-0501 DAVIT S W/electric Winch f or small boat $400 941-637-4668 FI S H NET 6 NEW $2 7 9 41423-9371 FL BOATCHARTS Mi sc $10 941-223-8308 G A S TANK Hose & Filter 6 gal $22 941-423-9371 INFLATABLE PFD like new, never worn $35 941-475-6424 PROPS INBOARD 3bl a d e brass.18X20 $500 734-7774471 TRAILER & ACCESSORIES7341 2014 TRIPLE CROWN TRAILER 7x16 Car Hauler 941-916-9222 Dlr. 2015 LARK 8.5x22 V-Nose Enclosed. JUST ARRIVED! 941-916-9222 Dlr. TRAILER 2008 GVR 5X8, 2200LBS, $1150/OBO CALL 941-204-3811 ROYS TRAILER COUNTRY 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. CYCLES/MOPEDS/ SCOOTERS7360 1 98 1 H O NDA Automatic 4 00 , Runs great. $700 941-2376149 1997 SUZUKI MARAUDER VZ800, Great Condition, Windshield, bags etc. $1,500 631-848-1611 2004 HONDAVLX Shadow 600 CC, 13,600 mi, like new, extras $3,200 941-525-6493 REDUCED SPORTUTILITY/ VEHICLES7305 2006 BUICK LACROSSE 4dr Sedan $8,900 Must See! 941-629-1888 2009 HYUNDAI SONATA 4d r Sedan 1 own, 82K, Call $8,990JeffsAutoSales.net941-629-1888 2009 HYUNDAI SANTAFE 1 own, loaded, mil 57K, $11,990JeffsAutoSales.net941-629-1888 2009 NISSAN MURANO 4d r front wheel mil 88k $15, 941-629-1888 2012 DODGE JOURNEY 15K MI $16,897 855-481-2060 DLR BOATS-POWERED7330 12 GENMAR/LOGIC Solid Flooring 9.9 Suzuki Very stable Trailer Incl $2,500 269-3702795 15 6 2003 G HEEN O E CLASSIC Bass Boat. 15HP Merc. NEW Trailer. 2 Fish Finders, 1 w/ GPS. Garage Kept Fresh Water Only. $3,795 Nokomis 941-716-1792 18.6 RANGER ANGLER 2008, INCLDSRANGERALUMTRLR, 150HP MERC. XL OPTIMAX. BIMINI TOP, MINKOTASP70TROLLING MOTOR. LOWRANCELMS 520-C, LOWHRS. ONLYUSED6MTHSOUTOF YR. GARAGESTORED. A-1 COND. $25,000 941-698-9822 19 2005 PROLINE SPORT CC, 115 Yamaha, Bimini, Live Well, 53 hrs, just Serviced! Trailer $11,500 *SOLD* 2 5 BAYLINER DE C K B O AT 200 HP Johnson Motor w / Trailer. $3,000 941-474-0354 32 2003 SEA RAY SUNDANCER IO, excellent condition $78,800 941-662-5114 PERSONAL WATER VEHICLES7332 JET SKI 2011 Kawasaki STX. Purchased 6/12. New Trailer. 35 Hrs. Exc. Cond! Must See! $5,500. 941-456-4773 MISC. BOATS7333 1 2 J O N B O AT $300 / O B O 941-624-6605 13 1978 BOSTON WHALER-SPORT, 35HP Mercury. Fish Finder, No Trailer. Great Condition! $3,800. 920-765-2026 KAYAK 16 f t. Wild erness system $390 941-249-9401 AUTOS WANTED7260 We Buy & pick up junk CARS 941-661-1928 BEST $$ FOR JUNKERS Available 24/7 941-286-3122, 623-5550 WE BUY CARS RUNNING OR NOT! $400 CASH + UP Frank 941-276-0204 AUTO PARTS/ ACCESSORIES7270 1 96 769 C AMAR O S EAT S FRT BUCKET SEATS $400 (941) 629-6429 3 5 0 C HEVY C hrome O il Pan & Timing Cover $40 o/b 216780-8187 350 CHEVY Ch rome ta ll va l ve covers and chrome bolts $40 b/o (216) 780-8187 3 5 0 C HEVY Edelbrock alum intake black powder coated $85 o/b 216-780-8187 454 C YL HEAD S O PEN CHAMBER EARLY 70 S 353049 $350 (941) 629-6429 C AR D OO R S 92 Toyota $ 1 2 5 941-676-2019 C AR S TAND S $30 9 41223 8308 FLYWHEEL XA C T PR O LITE P/N600105 $120 941-3795586 LEBRA T O Y O TA C amry 02 0 4 $39 941-676-2019 RADI O $909 41698 9 7 98 SPARE WHEEL T oyota C amry $45.00 941-676-2019 TIRES GOODYEAR EAGLE RS A P215/55R17 $15 941-6247972 TIRES N ew ta k e o ff s start i ng @ $39.95 Installed & Balanced Call for Inventor y 941-639-5681 TRUCK TOPPER $300 941 244-0532 VANS7290 2005 CHRYSLER T&C 1-own, 85k Loaded. $8,800 941-629-1888 2007 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY LMTD Van. 78k mi $10,795 941-916-9222DLR 2008 CHRYSLER T&C front-wheel mil 62K, $11,990 941-629-1888 2009 HONDA ODYSSEY 67K MI $16,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 DODGE G ran d C aravan W HEELCHAIR van, 10 lowered floor & ramp. 941-870-4325 TRUCKS/ PICK-UPS7300 2004 D o d ge R am1500 LIke New w/ Cap. 94k MI $10,995 941-916-9222 DLR SPORTUTILITY/ VEHICLES7305 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE Reliable, Cloth interior, Nice cond. $3850. 941-626-3102 VOLKSWAGEN7220 20 1 3 V O LK S WA G EN PA S SAT SUNROOF 23K MI $23,989 855-242-9258 DLR 20 1 3 V O LK S WA G EN JETTA 13K MI $21,989 855-242-9258 DLR 20 1 3 V O LK S WA G EN GO LF BASE 51K MI $13,874 855-481-2060 DLR MISC. IMPORTS7240 200 4 P O R SC HE 9 11 2DR CONV 28K MI $35,989 855-242-9258 DLR 20 1 2 FIAT 1 2 4 14K MI $11,745 855-481-2060 DLR ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES7250 1927 CHRYSLER ROADSTER 10,500 miles, Exc. driver, Must be seen $25k 941-426-5282 1966 REDMUSTANG, black interior, 6 cyl. auto, smooth cruiser. $8800. 574-551-2256. 1976 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER BROUGHAM, black, 4dr, 46K orig mi, 1 owner, original papers of purchase, exc. cond. fully loaded, $10,000 OBO Call after 4pm 941-697-6412 1976 MG MGB CONVERT 30k orig miles exc cond must see, $6,000 941-255-7878 1976 ROLLS ROYCE Sil ver Shadow, very good cond., Dark gray & light gray. $25,000 941-624-4865 1 999 MAZDA MILLENIA , 93,000 mi, Millennia S SUPERB 1OWN BIDS, $4,500 941-391-0042 BUDGETBUYS7252 #1 TOP CASH PAID UP TO $5,000 CARS, TRUCKS,ANYCOND. 941-650-5785 1991 FORD AEROSTAR N o Rust. 76K Mi! Needs Engine Work. $499. 989-430-7707 1 99 4 C HRY S LER LH S 14 8 K Miles, Cold AC, New Tires. Runs Good. Minor Oil Leak. $1100. 941-380-0426 1 99 5 BUI C K LE S ABRE runs good, good transportation $950 941-275-4788 2002 C HEVR O LET C AVALIER good/fair cond. runs really well $1,200 941-400-1297 AUTOS WANTED7260 I BUY SCRAP CARS,TRUCKS AND WRECKS 941-456-1342 ALL VEHICLES Wanted Dead or Alive, Top $$ Paid Starting at $250$5000 Free pick up 941-623-2428


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