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While the North PortBradenton-Sarasota Metropolitan Statistical Area cracked the Top 20 in population growth nationally from July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014, Charlotte County wasn’t far behind in 21st place and actually topped Sarasota County. The North Port MSA, which is comprised of Manatee and Sarasota counties, grew by 16,049 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, a 2.19 per cent increase. The Punta Gorda MSA, which includes all of Charlotte County, added 3,526 people, or 2.13 percent. The North Port MSA’s gure was boosted by strong population growth in Manatee County, which grew by 9,329 people, or 2.72 percent. Sarasota County added 6,720 residents, a 1.72 percent increase. If Charlotte County growth stayed at the same pace for the second half of 2014, its population has already exceeded 170,000 people for the rst time. The Census Bureau’s estimated population for Charlotte County was 168,474 as of July 1, 2014. That gure exceeds the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research’s estimate for 2015 of 166,304. The 2.13 percent growth rate also exceeds the county’s long-term rate of 1.7 percent annually from 1990 to 2013, according to BEBR. When that milestone is conrmed in next year’s estimates, it will have taken Charlotte County only four years to add 10,000 people, surpassing the 160,000 mark in 2010 and the 170,000 mark in 2014. Sarasota also likely hit a milestone by the end of 2014, surpassing 400,000 people. As of July 1, 2014, the county’s population was 396,962, having added 6,720 people. The county almost cer tainly added 3,038 people in the nal six months of 2014 to reach 400,000. The Census Bureau’s next release of estimates for municipalities and Census Designated Places (such as Port Charlotte) is due in May. The City of North Port’s ofcial population estimate is expected to exceed 60,000 for the rst time. DeSoto County reversed a two-year population decline, rising to 35,012 residents as of July 1, 2014, from 34,616 in 2013. DeSoto’s population in the 2010 Census was 34,862. Publix has been busy buying the shopping centers in which it operates its supermarkets across Florida, but so far the grocer has not widely adopted the strategy in Charlotte County and North Port. Of the plazas in which it operates its 10 stores in the Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Englewood and North Port ar eas, the company owns only Merchants Crossing on Placida Road in Englewood. The privately held company has been buying shopping centers around the state for several years, taking advantage of its high cash ow, low interest rates and lease terms that give it the right of rst refusal to buy out its landlords if they sell. Publix also can take advantage of tax treatments for company-owned property and reap rent from tenants occupying adjoining units and outparcels. Publix won’t comment on its prospects for buying more plazas in the area, but if it is working on deals, it would be with multiple owners. Besides the company-owned Merchants Crossing plaza, the nine shopping centers it anchors in the area are owned by nine different entities. Brian Gleason is editorial page editor for the Sun Newspapers. Readers may reach him at, and follow him on Twitter at @bglesun. Charlotte growth outpaces Sarasota PUNTA GORDA — A judge on Friday decided the man responsible for the 2002 death of a prominent local restaurant owner will go back to prison, despite tearful pleas from those close to him, and even the victim’s family. Dabney Young III, now 36, was convicted by a jury in 2003 of DUI manslaughter for a crash that killed Tim Spieldenner in March 2002. Tim, who was 41 when he was T-boned while riding his motorcycle through the intersection of U.S. 41 and Elkcam Boulevard, was one of three Spieldenner brothers who opened Gatorz Bar and Grill in Port Charlotte in 1989. Young was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the crime, but 20th Judicial Circuit Judge William Blackwell at the time suspended four and a half years of that to be held over Young’s head as he worked toward completing four and a half years of probation when freed. Young was released from custody of the state Department of Corrections in May 2012, after More prison for driver in Spieldenner deathBy ADAM KREGERSTAFF WRITERPRISON | 5 Riguey Valencia and Spanish-American Society of Charlotte County president Mari Usera enjoy time together at one of the society’s dinner dances.PHOTOS PROVIDED BY MARI USERAA big highlight of a Spanish-American Society event is always the food. Rachel Rivera, Mari Usera, Madeline Munoz, Ines Cabrera and Jose Vicario help to serve it to the club members.According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Latinos are the most populous minority currently living in this country. Since 1970, the Hispanic population has increased sixfold, from 9.1 million to 53 million by 2012. Charlotte County’s Latino population has been growing as well, with 6.6 percent of its residents now being Hispanic. Some Hispanics belong to the Spanish-American Society of Charlotte County, which is working to make an impact in Southwest Florida, with its strong community involvement and opportunities for others to learn more about Hispanic culture. Founded in 1984, the SASCC states its mission as fostering the appreciation and preservation of Hispanic/ American culture, and celebrating the contributions of its members. Ted Rivera, who rst joined the society in 1992, said the group’s identity has evolved over the years. “They started out as a cultural/ social club and, little by little, they’ve become more community-minded,” he said. “They help community organizations like the Red Cross, The Latino group evolves with its goalsBy DEBBIE FLESSNERSUN CORRESPONDENTLATINO | 5Fueled by a record-breaking number of seasonal visitors, and the jobs they bring, hiring increased across the board and across the region last month. The jobless rate in Charlotte County dropped to 6.1 percent in February, down from 6.4 percent the previous month. In February 2014, the county’s unemployment rate was 6.9 percent. The local gures are not seasonally adjusted. Similarly, monthly unemployment numbers in Sarasota and DeSoto counties also receded. Sarasota posted a 5.3 percent jobless rate last month, following January’s 5.6 per cent rate. A year ago, Sarasota County stood at 6.1 percent. DeSoto County’s jobless rate dropped from 6.5 percent in January to 6.2 percent last month. In February 2014, DeSoto saw an even 7 percent unemployment. “The number of snowbirds coming Jobless rate falls as snowbirds come to nestBy GARY ROBERTSSTAFF WRITERJOBLESS | 5 BrianGLEASONEDITORIAL PAGE EDITORBY THE NUMBERS AREA UNEMPLOYMENTCounty February January February Charlotte 6.1% 6.4% 6.9% Sarasota 5.3% 5.6% 6.1% DeSoto 6.2% 6.5% 7.0% — Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity its mission as fostering the appreci ation and preservation of Hispanic/ American culture, and celebrating the contributions of its members. ciety in 1992, said the group’s identity has evolved over the social club and, little by little, they’ve become more community-minded,” he said. “They help community organizations like the Red Cross, The BIENVENIDO!The Spanish-American Club of Charlotte County meets the last Sunday of each month at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. An annual membership costs only $25, and you do not have to be Hispanic or of Latino origin to join. For more information, visit the Facebook page at TheSpanishAmericanSocietyOfCharlotteCounty, or call 941-275-7346. YOUNGCharlotte SunCLASSIFIED: Comics 7-10 | Dear Abby 10 | TV Listings 11 THE SUN: Obituaries 5 | Crosswords 7 | Viewpoint 10 | Opinion 11 | Legals 12 Police Beat 13,16 VOL. 123 NO. 87An Edition of the SunAMERICA’S BEST COMMUNITY DAILYSATURDAY MARCH 28, $1.00 Sunshine and breezy73 52 High Low Look inside for valuable couponsThis year’s savings to date ...S UN COUPON VALUE METER CHARLIE SAYS ...Should be a nice day for an egg hunt!INDEX | 705252000258 Daily Edition $1.00 $63,331 PUGNACIOUS REID RETIRING PUBLIC SCHOOL UNIFORMS?Harry Reid immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Schumer to succeed him as leader of a party desperate to regain the Senate majority. 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Our Town Page 2 C The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 The SUN (USPS 743170) is published daily at Sun Coast Media Group, Inc., 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980-2100. Periodicals postage paid at Punta Gorda, FL. Postmaster: Please send address changes to the SUN, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, Florida 33980-2100.Chairman .................................. Derek Dunn-Rankin .....................941-206-1001 Publisher ................................... David Dunn-Rankin .....................941-206-1003 Executive Editor ........................ Chris Porter .................................941-206-1134 Advertising Director .................. Leslee Peth ..................................941-205-6400 Circulation Director ................... Mark Yero ....................................941-206-1300 Arcadian Editor ......................... Susan E. Hoffman ........................863-494-0300 Arcadian Publisher .................... 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Above rates do not include sales tax.Mail subscription rates: Rates as follows (advance payment required): 7 Days 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year $120.88 $216.81 $386.10 Sunday Only 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year $58.81 $110.56 $186.19 Single Copy rates Daily $1.00 Sunday $2.00 Unclaimed account balances under $10, inactive for 15 months, will be used to purchase newspapers for classroom use. Sun Newspapers CUSTOMER SERVICE POLICY Delivery should be expected prior to 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Customer Service hours: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Friday; Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to noon. To subscribe or to report any problems with your service, please call 941-206-1300 or toll-free at 877-818-6204. You may visit our office at: 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980.Some believe the fountain of youth can be found in a jar. If they buy the right moisturizer and the right rming crme, they believe they will look younger. Senior tness expert Mimi Ford believes exer cise is the true fountain of youth — and she has plenty of research to back that up. “Each and every month we see new studies about how exercise keeps our body strong and improves our mind,” says the Charlotte County woman. Last week the Centers for Disease Control stated at out that people who exercise tend to live longer. But if tness is touted as a lifesaver and weapon against aging, why don’t more people do it? “In a word, the answer is boredom,” Mimi says. “Many people nd exercise is boring.” The senior tness expert combats that attitude through her Forever Fit classes. “The class is designed to incorporate the tenets of tness — strength, aerobic endurance, exibility and balance. But most of all, Forever Fit classes are fun. It’s like being at a party,” the instructor says. Although she has an impressive resume that includes 35 years of teaching tness and training other teachers, Mimi claims one of her best strengths is that she “bores quickly.” “If exercise isn’t fun, I don’t want to do it. I make the class fun through music that makes you want to move to the beat and through constant interaction with the class,” she says. For three decades she has specialized in senior tness, calling her classes “the fountain of youth of successful aging.” Unlike many typical exercise classes, Forever Fit pays special attention to balance, mobility and fall prevention as well as endurance, exibility and improved coordination. “There is a tremendous physical, mental and spiritual need in serving the senior population. The Surgeon General has issued a report warning that physical inactivity is a major health risk. It’s more than decades of teaching seniors that helps Mimi recognize the special needs of older adults. On March 23 she celebrates her 75th birthday. Still slim and t, she is a walking endorsement for the benets of exercise. The Deep Creek woman found she can’t walk away from exercise classes, even if she tries. For years she was the popular senior tness specialist at Franz Ross YMCA where she also led a fun-centered, spirited Hi-Y group. Two years ago, after a total of 18 years with the YMCA, she decided it was time to retire. “I still did personal training and taught at some area facilities. What I found was that I missed the Forever Fit classes. “There’s a special dynamics in that group class,” she says. “Those in class give me a lot of energy, which I, in turn, put back into the class. The fun is infectious and I missed that.” When Mimi learned Universal Fitness was opening a studio a mile from her Deep Creek home, she agreed to restart her Forever Fit classes. Classes are offered at 10:15 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Deep Creek Mall. A free demo class will take place there on Saturday at 9 a.m. “People come in with wonderful stories about how Forever Fit classes have improved their health. One woman with bromyalgia and another with MS have great success stories. That’s the best satisfaction I get in doing this,” she says. In addition to those classes, she teaches at several assisted living facilities, helping seniors stay active longer. For more infor mation, call Mimi at 941-628-5598. But be careful. Before you know it she’ll have you doing moves you haven’t done in years. What’s more, you’ll walk away with a smile on your face. Pattie Mihalik is a regular columnist for the Sun. Contact her at fitness expert champions ‘weapon against aging’ SUN PHOTO BY PATTIE MIHALIKSenior tness specialist Mimi Ford leads a class geared to older adults at the Universal Gym in Deep Creek. With an evergrowing senior population, she says there is a great need for upbeat, senior-focused exercise. Pattie Mihalik EVENTS TODAYEasy Does It Club, offers AA & Alanon meetings daily from 7:30 am to 9pm at 23312 Harper Ave., PC. Call 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 am til 1 pm, Taylor St. & Olympia, 391-4856, Market has produce, cheese, seafood, honey, citrus, bakery & more. EBT. Kengo Free Car Wash, 9am-3pm FREE Car Wash @ Kengo CMA, 1531 Rio Dejaniero Deep Creek PG, 941-391-6688 Donations Welcome, Food & Drinks Avail LPI Guided Tours, State Park will host guided tours on Little Pine Island., To register call 575-5861 Free Tai Chi, Want serenity, balance, peace? 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The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 C Our Town Page 3 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Free Seagrass Wading Trips plannedDiscover the Charlotte Harbor estuary, and some of the unique animals that live where the river meets the sea, on the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center’s next wading adventure. CHEC’s Alligator Creek Preserve will conduct Seagrass Wading Trips free to the public in 2015 on Friday, April 18 and 30; and May 9, 14 and 25. The wading trips will begin at 10 a.m. at Ponce de Leon Park, 3400 Ponce de Leon Parkway, Punta Gorda. Participants will wade into the Charlotte Harbor estuary to collect marine samples for study. Throughout the adventure, participants will learn about the Peace River watershed, the adaptations that help these marine animals survive in their environment, and our community’s connection to the health of this important waterway. Participants must preregister; contact Ashley at ashley@ or 941-575-5435 for more information. These programs are supported by funding from the Mosaic Company Foundation.Nominate a tourism legendThe Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau seeks nominations for the 2015 Charlotte County Tourism Hall of Fame. Nominations will be accepted through Friday. Criteria include: the nominee may be living or deceased; the nominee must be of exemplary character; and the nominee’s contributions to Charlotte County tourism must span 10 or more years. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Friday , by using the simple online form at www. charlotteharbortravel. com/nomination. The inductee will be honored during the May 15 Charlotte County Tourism breakfast, set to be held at the Englewood Event Center.Get back to Wild WednesdaysThe Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center invites the public to join master naturalist Cindy Christel as she presents the nal Wild Wednesday lm this season: “What Plants Talk About,” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Event Hall at CHEC’s Administrative Ofce at Alligator Creek, 10941 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda. The event is free. For more information, call 941-575-5435, or visit | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS rfnt adno=50478946bt rrr b $5.00 OFF a $35 Check not to be combined with other offersrtn Only A Couple Miles South Of Town Next To Goodwill SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORES Open: Mon. Sat. 9am 5pm 1048 Tamiami Trail, Punta GordaC a l l T o S c h e d u l e A P i c k u p F o r C a l l T o S c h e d u l e A P i c k u p F o r Call To Schedule A Pickup For L a r g e F u r n i t u r e & A p p l i a n c e s L a r g e F u r n i t u r e & A p p l i a n c e s Large Furniture & Appliances (941) 637-1981 DONATIONS NEEDED! “Your donation makes a big difference”P l e a s e D o n a t e C l e a n , U s a b l e I t e m s . P l e a s e D o n a t e C l e a n , U s a b l e I t e m s . Please Donate Clean, Usable Items. adno=50478778 Now accepting pick up in Arcadia. All money received from donations in Arcadia will be utilized to assist DeSoto County residents in need. Charlotte County to assist people in need in Charlotte County. Singers, Dancers, Singers, Dancers, Musicians, Etc. Musicians, Etc. P o r k y ’ s R o a d h o u s e P o r k y ’ s R o a d h o u s e Porky’s Roadhouse in Schoolhouse Square in Schoolhouse Square 4300 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte 4300 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte CALLING CALLING ALL TALENT ALL TALENT Limited Space Available Call 941.763.2195 to register $10 Registration Fee All proceeds benefit the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition CASH CASH PRIZES PRIZES For 1 st Place For 1 st Place adno=50482098 M a i n E v e n t : Main Event:E n t r a n c e F e e : $ 5 D o n a t i o n E n t r a n c e F e e : $ 5 D o n a t i o n Entrance Fee: $5 Donation Sunday, March 29th Sunday, March 29th1 1 2 P M Children Performances 1 1 2 P M Children Performances 11-2PM 3 7 P M Adult Performances 3 7 P M Adult Performances 3-7PM adno=50477388


Our Town Page 4 C The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Foundation offers scholarshipsThe Charlotte County Community Foundation announces it is accepting applications for the following: the Nora Penton Beatty Nursing Scholarship — for Charlotte County residents enrolled or applying to nursing program in Charlotte County (applies to tuition and other educational expenses); the David Gerdel Memorial Scholarship — for graduates of Charlotte County public high schools enrolled or applying for studies in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) eld; the Leo Wotitzky Scholarship — for graduates of Charlotte County high schools pursuing higher education in any eld of study; and the Health Professions Scholarship — for Florida SouthWestern State College students who are Charlotte County residents for a minimum of ve years, recent high school graduates or adults returning to school to pursue a nursing or EMT/ paramedic program at FSW (applies to tuition and other educational expenses, and is renewable for up to four years). The application deadline for all scholarships is Friday. For more information and an application, visit www. charlottecommunity; email ccf@charlottecommuni; or call 941-637-0077.‘GiveBack’ to help homelessThrough today, the Ruby Tuesday at the Port Charlotte Town Center mall, 1441 Tamiami Trail, will play host to team Charlotte Ruby’s “Chompin’ at the Bit” GiveBack event to benet the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. Have lunch, dinner or order takeout and 20 percent of your bill will be given to the homeless coalition. The main event will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, and will have games and a rafe for more than $1,000 in gift cards for a fun evening. Visit the Facebook page for more information at CCHC Derby Team Charlotte Ruby. | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS adno=50478782 1205 Elizabeth Street, Suite D, Punta Gorda 637-9800 Since 1988 We Install and Service Your Residential and Commercial Air Conditioning & Heating Units With Honesty & Reliability Lic. # CAC 1814055 2008, 2009 , 2010, 2012 2011, 2013 , 2014 Your Cooling System is the Last Thing on Your Mind. Keep It That Way. YEARS OF COMFORT. YEARS OF SAVINGS. THE YEAR’S BEST OFFER. There’s never been a better time to upgrade to Carrier quality and efficiency. For a limited time, you can claim up to $1,450 in Cool Cash rebates on a new system or receive 60 MONTHS FINANCING .* * Purchase of qualifying products required. Financing is subject to credit approval and cannot be combined with Cool Cash. Carrier Corporation 2/2015. COOL CASH REBATES UP TO $1,450 ON A QUALIFIED HOME COMFORT SYSTEM BY CARRIER Don’t wait. Cool Cash is only available for a limited time. adno=50477482 Extended Hours: Tuesday & Thursday Open during lunch and until 6:00PM Extended Hours: Tuesday & Thursday Open during lunch and until 6:00PM COASTALDERMATOLOGY.NET Specializing in Skin Cancer Detection & Surgery Botox & Fillers Mohs Micrographic Surgery Acne Treatment Wart Treatment & Removal Phototherapy for Psoriasis Rosacea & Eczema Treatment For the past 29 years we have offered skin care diagnosis, treatment and skin cancer removal. We con tinue to For the past 29 years we have offered skin care diagnosis, treatment and skin cancer removal. We con tinue to strive for quality patient care offering each patient an individualized experience to meet their spe cific needs strive for quality patient care offering each patient an individualized experience to meet their spe cific needs 1999-2014 (Left to Right) Stephen A. Spencer, MD Laini R. Gaar, MD Jeffrey R. Hunek, MD Samantha M. Bono, PA Elizabeth L. Weber, ARNP adno=50482289


The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 C Our Town Page 5 FROM PAGE ONE | OBITUARIESCHARLOTTE David Charles MuravezDavid Charles Muravez, 55, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services Punta Gorda Chapel.Doris E. Van InwegenDoris E. Van Inwegen, 88, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes Port Charlotte Chapel.ENGLEWOODThere were no deaths reported in Englewood Friday.NORTH PORT Kimsue Chin ChuckKimsue Chin Chuck, 89, of North Port, Fla., passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory.DESOTOThere were no deaths reported in DeSoto Friday. down here is so much more than past years; it’s shocking, but good,” said Debbie Guilbault, center supervisor for CareerSource Southwest Florida in Charlotte County. “We’ve seen a lot of seasonal hiring, more than usual, that’s for sure. And we’re really glad for it.” Guilbault said her ofce received nearly 100 job orders in February, almost 30 percent more than the previous month. And besides the typical local hires in retail and health care, she said there is increased demand for a full range of positions, particularly the trades. “That shows the construction industry is coming back,” she said. “We’re seeing a lot of jobs out there. I was surprised.” Add local government to the list of job creators. The Punta Gorda metropolitan statistical area, which includes all of Charlotte County, had the highest annual employment growth rate in government of all Florida’s metro areas, at 3.4 percent. Charlotte County government has hired more personnel to handle the upsurge in construction activity, including in permitting and licensing, county ofcials said. Surrounding areas are doing well in other labor sectors. The CareerSource Southwest Florida Sarasota-Manatee metro area saw an over-the-year growth rate of 10 percent in the construction industry. In the DeSoto-HardeeHighlands metro area, the annual job growth rates for professional and business services soared 42.9 percent. Guilbault points to this summer’s planned opening of an Aldi in North Port as an example of new businesses coming to the area. The discount supermarket is expected to hire about 20 employees for the new store at U.S. 41 and Salford Boulevard. To ll these slots, the value grocery chain will play host to a hiring event from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Wyvern Hotel, 101 E. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in February, down from the previous month’s rate of 5.7 percent, and the 6.5 percent jobless rate of a year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in February. Compared to February 2014, the number of jobs in the state was up by 266,600, an increase of 3.5 percent. Nationally, the number of jobs was up 2.4 per cent over the year. Florida’s annual jobgrowth rate has exceeded the nation’s rate since April 2012.Email: groberts@sun-herald.comJOBLESSFROM PAGE 1 For more Words of Comfort, go to OBITUARY POLICY Obituaries are accepted from funeral homes only. There’s no charge for publishing an abbreviated death notice. Full obituaries and repeat death notices will be subject to an advertising charge. Obituaries must be received by 2 p.m. for Tuesday through Saturday publication. For Sunday publication deadline is noon on Saturday. For Monday publication deadline is noon on Sunday. In Loving Memories must be received by 2 p.m. for Tuesday through Friday publication. For Saturday through Monday publication deadline is noon on Friday. The American flag accompanying an obituary indicates a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. Please send emails to Salvation Army, the homeless coalition and the cancer society, and initiated a scholarship program for needy high school students.” The scholarship program provides $500, up from $300 in previous years, to help with college expenses for two or three area high school students who demonstrate a nancial need and an interest in Hispanic culture. The SASCC raises funds for such endeavors with the proceeds from a series of dinner dances it holds at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County in Port Charlotte. At those events, members, their guests and now nonmembers too can enjoy an evening of home-cooked food, entertaining music and dancing, and fellowship with others — all for only $20 per person. Rivera said the gatherings are a great opportunity for people to learn a bit about other regions of the world. “We have members from South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and even a member from Haiti,” he said. “Since we have a variety of countries (represented), we learn about the different cultures within the Spanish community. At the dance, we play merengue, Umbria, salsa, and some American music as well.” New SASCC president Mari Usera has set a goal of bringing in new members to the society. One of the ways she hopes to achieve that is by opening up the dinner dances to the general public, so that others can feel more comfortable getting involved with the group. Never before has the SASCC publicized its events outside its own membership, but for an upcoming April dance, ticket information is being posted on the society’s Facebook page. Usera said in order for the SASCC to continue to do its good work within the community, gaining additional members is necessary. “We’re getting some new and younger members in, and we’re relaxing (the attendance criteria) for our dance events a little bit,” she said. “This year, we’re also introducing a Veterans Appreciation Day, when whatever proceeds we have from the April 25 dance will be set aside to help with anything the veterans in our club need. We’re looking for new members, and we want to get even more involved with the community.”LATINOFROM PAGE 1 Cheri Thompson Dennen had fun with friends at a recent dance held by the Spanish-American Society.PHOTOS PROVIDED BY MARI USERADJ Loui Munoz plays dancing music for a Spanish-American Society event. being incarcerated for about nine years. As part of his probation, he wasn’t allowed to drink alcohol. The Port Charlotte man, who was found passed out drunk at a Denny’s near his house in January, admitted to violating his probation to Charlotte County Judge John Burns Friday at the Charlotte County Justice Center. Sentencing was left up to Burns. Assistant State Attorney Molly Metza recommended 14 months in prison. But Burns went beyond the request and sentenced Young to all four and a half years possible, with about three months of credit for time served, since Young was in jail while awaiting his fate. “Almost any other violation, this court would look at another way,” the judge told Young. “(But) you killed a man by drinking. You took from him everything he had and everything he was to be. ... In all honesty, sir, (prison the rst time) should have been a wakeup call.” Young, represented by Punta Gorda attorney Drew Fritsch, has 30 days to appeal Burns’ decision. Moments before the judge gave sentence, Young’s wife, boss and probation ofcer each spoke on the record in favor of the defendant. Two of Tim’s brothers also tried to put in a good word for Young. “We feel he completed his punishment,” Chris Spieldenner said on behalf of the large Spieldenner family. “We never intended to ruin his life, and we feel like additional (prison) time would impact his life even more.” Chris pointed out that Young missed out on watching his daughter, who is now 17, grow up. “I can’t imagine another ve years,” Chris said. Patrick Spieldenner, who was one of Tim’s business partners with Gatorz, said he agreed. “I’m very forgiving about what happened,” he said. “I’d like to see (Young) move on and take care of his family.” Burns said he commends the Spieldenners’ “amazing amount of grace,” but he couldn’t ignore the fact that Young killed someone. Chris said after the hearing that the judge’s ruling is “devastating.” Before being sentenced, Young took responsibility for his actions. “I’d just like to apologize to everyone in the courtroom for my behavior,” he said. Young said he left his Red Bay Terrace home on foot after an argument with his wife the night of Jan. 24. He said he drank a pitcher of beer at Beef ‘O’Brady’s, and consumed more alcohol at TGI Fridays and Hooters. “That was the last thing I remember,” he told the court. Someone at Denny’s called 911 after 1:15 a.m. Jan. 25 because Young was passed out in the restaurant. The Spieldenners sold Gatorz in 2006, and the business eventually closed. It reopened recently under new ownership.Email: akreger@sun-herald.comPRISONFROM PAGE 1 SUN PHOTO BY ALLISON SHIRKAuthorities said a Roma food truck ran o the southbound Interstate 75 overpass near mile marker 182 at Sumter Boulevard in North Port around 5 p.m. Friday, during a rainstorm. 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Our Town Page 6 C The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 RELIGION NEWS During the four years I served as a prison chaplain with the Florida Department of Corrections, I saw the lives of several inmates change drastically. Many told me their salvation came because their grandparents, parents and family members prayed for it. Nothing in the Scriptures surpasses prayer for bringing the unconverted to Christ. I believe God has no greater need expressed in the Bible than for what we call “prayer warriors,” that is, people who will pray urgently and fervently for those who live in sin to repent and to come to Christ. Psalm 106 begins and ends with the phrase, “Praise the Lord!” Yet a number of its other verses focus on the sinful behavior of God’s people between the beginning of the Exodus and when they entered the Promised Land. The first half of this Psalm mainly reports the recurring acts of Israel’s sin and disobedience. In fact, in verse 23, had Moses not chosen to pray for them — “to stand in breach for them” — God would have wiped them out and made a new nation out of Moses’ descendants. Instead, God’s response to Moses’ prayer was to repent and renege on his threat. Isaiah 53, a prophetic portrait of Jesus’ horrible crucifixion and death, summarizes the Son of God’s role in the salvation of mankind. Verse 12 informs us that because of Christ’s sacrifice of himself, God “will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” How many disobedient and sinful people do we know who are worthy of God’s destruction for their ungodly, rebellious behavior? Will we choose to continue to overlook their downward spiral, or, like Moses, decide to intercede for them until God stays His destruction and gives them another chance to change their way of life? In Ephesians 6:10-20, in Paul’s list of weaponry in the Christian’s armor, none is more valuable than God’s “secret weapon,” as indicated in 6:18. The dynamic effect of “standing in the breach” in Psalm 106:23 is satisfied when we “pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.” That is how “prayer warriors” stay “alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” The Rev. Larry Armbrust, a retired United Methodist Florida Conference pastor, lives in Port Charlotte. Email him at pastorlwa2@ Fabric of Our Faith: ‘Prayer warriors’ Larry Armbrust ‘From Waiver to Favour’New Day Prayer and Worship Center will continue its inaugural conference, “From Waiver to Favour,” from 9:30a.m. to 3:30p.m. today and Sunday at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Reference scriptures from Genesis 46:29-34, and 47:1-6. Special guest speakers include: Zangena Munroe-La Touche, Yvette Davis, Mary Johnson, and Shawn and Jacqueline Paulk. There will be prizes and surprises. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $10 for children. For more information, contact the Rev. Zangena Munroe-La Touche, pastor, at 941-301-5714; minister Paula at 941-237-6114; minister Dencina ihlanberg at 941-264-6095; or email store, special saleShop the Christ Community United Methodist Church Thrift Store Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. September through May hours will be 10a.m. to 4p.m. The church is located at 27000 Sunnybrook Road, Harbour Heights. Today, there will be a Stuff-A-Bag Sale: come and fill a bag (the store will furnish the bags) from 10a.m. to 4p.m. Items included will be clothes, shoes, handbags, books, dishes, glassware, cups, miscellaneous items, etc. for only $2 per bag — jewelry is excluded. The store normally offers clothing items priced from 50 cents, along with many other bargains on items such as books, dishes, furniture, small appliances, linens, knickknacks, shoes and more. The church still is serving lunches from the Kozy Kitchen in its Waters Fellowship Hall from 11a.m. to 1p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. The menu will include a hamburger or cheeseburger with french fries; two hot dogs with french fries or chips; or tuna or egg salad with a cup of soup. Watch for specials. Everyone is welcome, and donations are accepted gratefully. For more information, call 941-629-1593.Share spiritual experiencesCome share your spiritual experiences with others in a free discussion for people of all faiths. Have you had a sense you have lived before, or an out-of-body or near-death experience, or inner light or sound? Enjoy fellowship with other like-minded people, light refreshments and a free booklet. Eckankar, the Religion of the Light and Sound of God, will present this meeting at 11a.m. today in Room B at the Mid-County Regional Library, 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-764-1797.Breakfast, health checkPunta Gorda Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Health Ministries department plays host to a free breakfast and health screening to the public between 9a.m. and noon the last Sunday of most months. The next planned date is Sunday. The church is located at 1655 Taylor Road (on the corner of Cooper Street and Taylor Road). For more information, call 941-629-5388.Sunday Message SeriesCleveland United Methodist Church, 28038 Cleveland Ave., east of Punta Gorda, continues to offer its Sunday Message Series emphasizing the Christian’s response to the issues of our everyday experiences that can hinder our living abundantly. The public is invited to join in as members explore “Treasure or Testimony” — a woman anoints and washes the feet of Jesus with valuable ointment, to the dismay of onlookers. Traditional worship is at 9:30a.m., and contemporary worship is at 11a.m. For more information, call 941-639-2775.New service locationCommunity Life Center Assembly of God has begun to meet at a new location. Services now are held at the main sanctuary, 19048 Edgewater Drive, Port Charlotte, as all repairs are complete. Join in for the 10:45a.m. contemporary service, with the Rev. Mark Coffey, senior pastor, and the CLC Praise Band. 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The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 C Our Town Page 7 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Look for a third crossword in the Sun Classified section. Approved a settlement in the lawsuit filed against Charlotte County by Weiler Engineering and 1775 LLC, separate entities controlled by R. Jeffrey Weiler. The suit, filed in May 2013, charged the county with breach of contract regarding a proposed truck-to-rail transfer facility to be built by the plaintiffs. The county maintained the agreement was contingent on receiving a federal grant, which was unsuccessful. The county agreed to pay $35,000 to 1775 LLC and nothing to Weiler Engineering, significantly less than the $46 million sought by plaintiffs. YES YES YES YES YES Approved a 10-foot-wide multiuse pathway on West Tarpon Boulevard, from U.S. 41 to Ambrose Lane; and on Ambrose Lane, between West Tarpon and Elkcam boulevards. The project, which may include landscaping, lighting and signage, was proposed at a March 3 Parkside Community Redevelopment Agency meeting. Funding will come from tax-increment funds in the Parkside CRA. YES YES YES YES YES Approved an emergency $50,000 allocation to the Charlotte County Hepatitis C Clinic, which is in danger of closing due to a lack of funds. The one-time contribution is intended to keep the free clinic open until the fall, when the only clinic of its kind in the state expects to hear the determination on a $2 million federal grant application, covering a five-year period. The County Commission will not provide any more funding to the clinic, county officials said. YES YES YES YES YES Approved an amendment to the Midway Boulevard widening project in the amount of $255,870 for a revised contract amount of $2.8 million. This change order is to add a public outreach/public relations program to the project. The $17.4 million highway project, expected to begin this summer, will widen Midway Boule vard, from Elkcam Boulevard to Kings Highway. YES NO YES YES YES Selected Johnson Engineering for the Burnt Store Road Phase II widening project, which would replace the existing two-lane Burnt Store Road — from the southern end of Burnt Store Road Phase I (near Notre Dame Boulevard) to the northern end of Burnt Store Road Phase III (north of Zemel Road) — with a new four-lane roadway. YES YES YES YES YESCHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSION — HOW THEY VOTED TUESDAY BILL TRUEX District 3 KEN DOHERTY District 1 CHRIS CONSTANCE District 2 TRICIA DUFFY District 5 STEPHEN R. DEUTSCH District 4 Road closure announcedCaring Way will close to traffic, from Brinson Avenue to the Tamiami Trail Northbound Access Road, on Tuesday, and is expected to reopen Wednesday. The temporary road closure is necessary to conduct emergency stormwater pipe replacement work. Detour signs will be in place to direct traffic around the construction site.National Walking Day scheduledBayfront Health and the American Heart Association invite Charlotte County employers to recognize National Walking Day on April 1, and to support their employees’ health by encouraging them to step away from their desks and spend some time being active. The AHA recommends at least 150 minutes of physical activity weekly for adults, and 60 minutes a day for kids. In recognition of National Walking Day on Wednesday, the Charlotte County American Heart Association is encour aging people to lace up with red shoelaces to show that they are engaging in physical activity for their heart, health and family. Whether it’s walking, running, biking, playing sports or joining a group class, the goal is being active. For more information, call 941-962-5679, or visit basket giveaway offeredCharlotte State Bank & Trust is celebrating spring by giving away Easter baskets at all five branch offices. Customers and visitors are invited to sign up for the drawing at any office: Murdock office, 1100 Tamiami Trail; Punta Gorda office, 2331 Tamiami Trail; Parkside office, 3002 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte; Peachland office, 24163 Peachland Blvd., Port Charlotte; or the Charlotte Harbor office, 23112 Harborview Road. The drawing will be held Thursday. | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS


Our Town Page 8 C The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 RELIGION NEWS Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda. This presentation combines Perkins’ poetry with his photography into a program he presents nationally called “Poetography.” The presentation is based on his latest book of poetry and photographs, “Marveling: Photographs and Poems of Praise.” The church extends an invitation to anyone in the community to attend this free afternoon of wholesome entertainment. For more information, call 941-639-0001, or email bspc83@‘The Pajama Game’Temple Beth El — North Port Jewish Center, 3840 S. Biscayne Drive, a Conservative temple, is participating in “The Pajama Game” — a project of the Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Sun Coast. It is an opportunity to engage in a gratifying mitzvah (good deed) project. The temple has decided to make a mitzvah for thisyear to provide homeless children with brand new pajamas and a book. Pajamas and books for children from infancy through elementary school will be used, and the temple will use any gift cards or checks donated to purchase additional pajamas and books. A collection will be held through April19 — preferably on Wednesdays. Bring either new pajamas and a book, or make a donation. For more information, call 941-423-0300 on a Wednesday (if no one answers, leave a message).Breakfast offeredHoly Trinity Lutheran Church, 2565 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, offers breakfast from 8a.m. to 10:30a.m. the first Saturday of most months. The next offering is set for April4. Hot breakfast is made to order, and costs only $6 per person; children younger than 12 eat for free. There are new items each month. For more information, call 941-625-5262.Rummage saleSt. Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart Conference in Punta Gorda will hold a rummage sale from 9a.m. to noon Saturday, April4, at its distribution center, 25200 Airport Road (on the northeast corner of Taylor and Airport roads), Punta Gorda. A variety of items including household goods, furniture, clothing, jewelry, linens, shoes, purses and books will be available. No merchandise may be inspected or sold before 9a.m. Proceeds will help the organization provide much-needed assistance to deserving families and individuals throughout Charlotte County. The rain date is Saturday, April11.‘Renewal through Chakra Alignment’The Open Studio, 380 Old Englewood Road, Englewood, will play host to an Easter Sunday Meditation titled “Renewal through Chakra Alignment” from 10a.m. to 11:45a.m. Sunday, April5, in the Healing Arts Center. Join in the informal sharing of beliefs and individual spiritual journeys. Special guest Rita Schwab will lead attendees in a guided Chakra Cleansing and Alignment Meditation. This event is part of a Spiritual Journey Series — a nonjudgmental gathering of like-minded people where they can commune; reflect on their spirituality and spiritual journeys; and share ideas, inspiration and fellowship. The meditation is free and open to all adults who have an interest in exploring/expanding their spirituality. All levels of “seekers” are welcome, but adults only. This event ends before noon so that people can enjoy (Easter) dinner with their families, if desired. The Open Studio will not play host to a potluck event that day. For more information, email Gathering Center to openA new Spiritual Gathering Center is opening in Charlotte County. It is an affiliate of New Awareness Ministries International and the College of Metaphysical Studies in Clearwater, Fla. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to find their own path to God. To give the community an opportu nity to learn more, there will be a meet and greet from 6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. Tuesday, April7, at the Lotus Wellness Center, 3036 Tamiami Trail, Suite B, Port Charlotte. Services will begin at 4p.m. Sunday, April12, at the same location. Bring your own belief system. For more information, email Spaghetti DinnerPunta Gorda Church of the Nazarene, 512 Allen St., will hold a Community Spaghetti Dinner from 5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. Friday, April10. The cost is $5 per person, or $3 for children 5years old or younger. The menu includes salad, spaghetti and sauce, rolls, dessert and a drink. All are welcome. For more information, call 941-639-3663.Hard Rock Casino tripA final seasonal Hard Rock Casino bus trip to benefit Dreams Are Free School — which helps challenged children and is located at Bishop Nevins Academy in Sarasota County — and sponsored by Dave and Joyce Sloma, will depart at 9a.m. Monday, April20, for Tampa from the Murdock Kmart parking lot, 19400 Cochran Blvd. The return time is approximately 6:30p.m. The event is open to the public, and the cost is $27 per person. During the trip, games will be played, including a 50/50 and others. Snacks and water will be provided. All profits will be used to offset the needs of children at the school; according to Dave Sloma, participating in this trip might help organizers to reach or even exceed thisyear’s goal. The deadline for prepaid reservations is Thursday, April16. For more information and reservations, call Dave Sloma at 941-624-0550.Spring barn, crafts salesFrom 8a.m. to 4p.m. Friday, April17, and Saturday, April18, the Men’s Club and the Crafty Ladies of Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 McCall Road (State Road 776), will hold their spring barn sale and handmade crafts sale. Barn sale questions can be directed to 941-697-8373, and craft questions to 941-697-5533. For more information about the church, call 941-697-1747, email, or visit Hot DinnerFirst Presbyterian Church of Punta Gorda, 25250 Airport Road, offers a Free Hot Dinner for anyone needing food assistance from 5p.m. to 7p.m. the third Friday of each month. The next date is April17. People are welcome to come for dinner and fellowship. For more information, call 941-639-1959.Golf outing to benefit needyA golf scramble to raise funds for St. Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart Conference will be held Saturday, April25, at St. Andrews South Golf Club, 1901 Deborah Drive, Punta Gorda. The scramble is open to men and women of all golfing ability levels. It will be a handicapped event. Registration forms are available at the club, or may be requested from Gary and Lynn Reeves at 941-202-2216 or The deadline for registration is Friday, April17. The cost is $75 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, a continental breakfast and lunch. For $20, golfers may purchase, with the entry fee, a four-mulligan package for their team. Cash prizes will be awarded to the tournament winners. There also will be prizes for a hole-in-one on the par-3 holes, and other contests. There also will be a putting contest, a 50/50 raffle and auctions. Organizers are in need of sponsor ships and donations — contributions will be highlighted in the tournament pamphlet. Contact Donna Roderick at 941-575-8768 or droderick@comcast. net for sponsorship information. Proceeds will help the all-volunteer St. Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart Conference to provide assistance to needy families and individuals in Charlotte County, including food, clothing, home furnishings and limited financial aid to prevent, for example, eviction or electricity shutoff.Food pantryDiscipleship Driven Ministries offers a food pantry and has partnered with Harry Chapin Food Bank and Feeding America to help make sure that no one in Charlotte County is without food. The agency is located at 4040 Tamiami Trail (at the end of the U.S. 41 Access Road at Gardner Drive), Port Charlotte. The pantry has a variety of food — including baby food — to put in RELIGIONFROM PAGE 6 People go through a lot of grief and sorrow. I think losing a child or your mother are both sorrowful experiences. What if you were God who came to Earth as a man — to associate with your family — and they ended up killing you? Would that be more sor rowful? That would be hard to take. Someone has said that the hardest thing Jesus had to go through was to be ignored, “left out in the cold.” Our homeless people know what that feels like. The legitimacy of his birth was questioned. A king sought him for his death when Jesus was just a baby. He and his family had to ee Egypt. He later was brought up in Nazareth, a city of little consequence. He gathered a group of 12 men to be his associates and his followers. They all forsook him when Jesus was in serious trouble. Here was a heartache that many suffer today — desertion by our “friends,” especially when in time of need. Yes, sorrow is common to us all. Jesus was “a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief” (Isaiah 53:36). He knows about every sorrow and has experienced much himself. Instead of recognizing him as God’s son — “Savior of the World” — the world killed Him. They falsely accused him, and crucied him as a common criminal. So when we have our trials, let’s remember that there is one who “knows all about our troubles.” One who can truly sympathize with us. One who can truly “feel our pain.” Sometimes we may feel that “no one feels our pain,” and that may be true. But there is one who does, and he will offer comfort if we seek it. No one ever suffered like Jesus. He bore the sins of the whole world in His body on the tree (1 Peter 2:24). The poem by Frank Graeff — “Does Jesus Care?” — illustrates Jesus’ love and compassion: “Does he care when my heart is pained, “too deeply for mirth and song? “As the burdens press and the cares distress, “and the way grows weary and long? “O, yes, He cares, I know He cares, “his heart is touched with my grief. “When the days are weary, “the long nights dreary, “I know my Savior cares.” — Frank Graeff The Rev. John T. James is a former pastor of 22 years at Tatum Ridge Baptist Church in Sarasota, and now is retired and living in Port Charlotte; he served more than 50 years in the ministry in Florida. Email him at of the Week: A man of constant sorrowPASSOVER SERVICES Chabad of Charlotte County at Chabad Jewish Center, 204 E. McKenzie St., Unit B, Punta Gorda: Passover/Pesach Seders: First Seder, 7:30p.m. Friday; Second Seder, 8:30p.m. April4; Yizkor service, 11:30a.m., and Third Seder — Feast of Moshiach, 6:30p.m., both April11. All invited, regardless of background or affiliation. Donation requested upon reservation. Sponsor, $180. Includes traditional handbaked shmurah matzah, four cups of fine kosher wine, and a delicious Passover dinner. RSVP before Wednesday to 941-833-3381 or info@ Chabad of Venice & North Port presents a Community Passover Seder, 6:45p.m. Friday at the Venice Gardens Civic Center , 406 Shamrock Blvd. Included in the Seder will be a catered dinner paired with a variety of fine imported wines and handmade round “shmurah” matzah from Israel. All are welcome, regardless of Jewish affiliation or background. RSVP: More info: or 941-493-2770. RELIGION | 9 CATHOLIC ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE CATHOLIC CHURCH 1441 Spear Street Port Charlotte, FL 33948 (941) 743-6877 Email: Website: Winter Mass Schedule Mon.-Fri. 8am Saturday Vigil: 4:30pm, (Spanish 6:30pm) Sunday Mass: 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am Confessions on Saturday 3:00-4:15pm and by appointment BAPTIST First Baptist Church Port Charlotte 20035 Quesada Ave. Jim McCarty, Pastor SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM WORSHIP 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM 12:30 Hispanic Service Call for information on weekly activities and special events. 24-HOUR INFO LINE 629-0444 CHURCH OF GOD SOULS HARBOUR CHURCH OF GOD 451 West Helen Ave. Punta Gorda 941-639-1048 Welcome Sunday School, 10:00 am Morning Worship, 11:00 am Midweek Service, Wed., 7:00 pm Pastor, Phil Keaton EPISCOPAL THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD 401 W. Henry St., Punta Gorda 639-2757 The Rev. Roy W. Tuff, Pastor “All Are Welcome” Sundays 8 & 10 am Holy Eucharist Nursery Available at 10am Svc. Email: CATHOLIC S A N A N T O N I O C A T H O L I C C H U R C H 24445 Rampart Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33980 (941) 624-3799 Weekdays 8AM Saturday’s 8:30AM Saturday 9:00AM Confessions Saturday Vigil 3:30PM & 5:15PM Sunday 7AM, 9AM, 11AM Holy Days 6:30PM CHURCH OF CHRIST E N G L E W O O D E A S T C H U R C H O F C H R I S T 9600 Gulfstream Blvd Englewood, FL 34224-9256 (941) 475-4973 Evangelist: Jim Ratliff Adult Sunday School 10:00 am Worship Service 11:00 am Youth Service 11:30 am Wednesday Eve Fellowship 5:00 pm Wednesday Eve Bible Study 6:00 pm CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY OF PORT CHARLOTTE LaPlaya Plaza Unit LI 2811 Tamiami Trail 10:00 am Sunday Service 3:00 pm on 1 st & 3 rd Wed. 941-625-2765 BAPTIST F I R S T B A P T I S T C H U R C H O F P U N T A G O R D A 459 Gill St., Punta Gorda 639-3857 Barrett Hardin, Pastor Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Worship Services – 10:30 a.m. Team Kid Wednesday6:00 p.m. Prayer/Bible Study 6:15 p.m. Nursery Provided BAPTIST INDEPENDENT Y o u a r e I n v i t e d t o B e r e a n B a p t i s t C h u r c h A n O l d F a s h i o n e d C o u n t r y C h u r c h 17377 Godwin Avenue (Located off Collingswood Blvd) Port Charlotte 941-629-7053 Bible Study 9:30 am Sun. Worship Service 10:30 am, 6:00 pm Wed. Evening Service 6:30 pm CHRISTIAN MURDOCK CHRISTIAN CHURCH 17500 Elmwood Ave., Murdock 255-1858 Minister Keith Sergent Sunday Worship 10:30am ANGLICAN CATHOLIC T r i n i t y A n g l i c a n C h u r c h 1928 Book of Common Prayer Worshipping at MacDonald Hall Sunday, 10am 2230 Hariet St., Port Charlotte For Info Contact Don Kieffer 941-235-8052 EPISCOPAL St. James Episcopal Church 1365 Viscaya Dr., Port Charlotte 627-4000 The Very Rev. Cesar Olivero Sunday Service 8AM & 10:30AM Wednesday 10:00 AM Healing Service Praise and Worship/Adult Bible Study BAPTIST E a s t s i d e B a p t i s t C h u r c h Pastor Mike Mowry 6220 Golf Course Blvd., Punta Gorda 639-1648 Sunday Worship 11am & 6pm Sunday School 9:45am “AWANA” Wednesday 6:00-7:45pm Wed. Discipleship & Prayer Service 6:45 pm Nursery & Children’s program provided CATHOLIC Welcome to ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CATHOLIC CHURCH 2500 Easy Street, Port Charlotte 941-625-4754 Mass Times: Weekdays~ 7:00am & 8:30am Sat. Vigil: 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm (Jan. Apr.) Sun: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm (French Creole) & 5:30pm (Youth Mass) adno=50429692 BAPTIST P e a c e R i v e r B a p t i s t C h u r c h 478 Berry Street, Punta Gorda Jim Stultz, Pastor 637-6768 Sunday School 9:45am Sunday Worship 8:30am, 11:00am, 6:00pm Sunday Hispanic Worship 1:30pm Tuesday AWANA + Youth Group 6-8pm Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 6:30pm INTER DENOMINATION D E E P C R E E K C O M M U N I T Y C H U R C H 1500 Cooper St., Punta Gorda 941-235-REAL Saturday Night 6:30pm Sunday Services 9:00am & 11:00am www.dc3.TV Real Love, Real People LUTHERAN FAITH LCMS Punta Gorda “Welcome Home!” Contemporary Sat. 5:30 Traditional Sun. 9:30 941-639-6309 4005 Palm Drive 1/4 mile west of US41 on Rio Villa CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY FIRST ALLIANCE CHURCH 20444 Midway Blvd. 625-7435 Sat. 6:00pm Sun. 8:00am, 9:20am and 11:00am Youth Ministries 6:00pm Wed. 6:30pm (Life U) Rev. W. Scott Borden BIBLE STUDYG R E A T B I B L E S T U D Y Dr. J. Vernon McGee thru the Bible Radio Network 91.5 FM 6am & 9:30pm 91.3 FM 12:30pm & 7:30pm 1-800-65Bible (2-4253) LUTHERAN HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN, ELCA 2565 Tamiami Trail, Pt. Charlotte 625-5262 Traditional Service 7:45, 11:00 AM Celebration Service 9:00 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Rev. Ken & Andrea Barrios Co-Pastors Food Pantry Open Mon, Wed & Thurs 9am-12pm Email: We are an equal opportunity provider LUTHERAN LIVING WATERS LUTHERAN CHURCH & PRESCHOOL, ELCA “The Little White Church In The Country” 12475 Chancellor Blvd. (North Port Blvd. & Chancellor) North Port 941-625-8090 Sunday Worship 8:15am & 10:00am Sunday School 10am Wednesday Pastors 2Go Bible Study 7:00 8:00pm WE WELCOME SNOWBIRDS! Rev. Dr. Dell Shiell LUTHERAN CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH WELS 941-766-9357 23456 Olean Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33980 Corner of Kings Hwy. & Olean Sunday Worship 9:30am Christian Education Hour 10:45am Wednesday Lenten Vespers 6:00pm LeRoy Martin, Pastor To Place Your Ad In Our Worship Directory Please Call (941) 429-3110


The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 C Our Town Page 9 RELIGION NEWS people’s cupboards. All who have a need are welcome. The pantry is open 1p.m. to 4p.m. Mondays, and 1p.m. to 6p.m. Tuesdays. For more information, call 941-764-8458.Free food package, breakfastNew Vision Fellowship of Port Charlotte offers a free food distribution from 9a.m. to 10a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Woman’s Club of Port Charlotte, 20271 Tappan Zee Drive. Each recipient is given a large bag of food with items suitable for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A free breakfast, with coffee a nd juice, also will be available during distribution hours. Any family that can benefit from this program is eligible. New Vision Fellowship is affiliated with the Free Methodist Church. Worship Services also are held at the Woman’s Club and start at 10a.m. Sundays. For more information, call 941-888-0495 or 941-743-4999.Food pantryHoly Trinity Lutheran Church, 2565 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, offers a food pantry from 9a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The pantry now is connected with the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Fort Myers, which will expand the inventory, so the pantry will be able to serve the community better and more efficiently. The pantry is open to the public. For more information, call 941-625-5262.‘Horn of Plenty’First Baptist Church of Punta Gorda provides ayear-round ministry titled “Horn of Plenty,” located at 459 Gill St. It now is open from 9a.m. until noon Tuesdays. The ministry includes free nonperishable food items and incidentals. A clothes closet can help with limited clothing needs as well. The ministry is an equal opportunity provider. For more information, call 941-639-3857, or visit pantryPunta Gorda Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1655 Taylor Road (on the corner of Cooper Street and Taylor Road), offers its food pantry to the public from 10a.m. to 1p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month. For more information, call 941-629-5388.Bread, pastry giveawayNew Hope Community Church, 5600 S. Biscayne Drive, North Port, supports families and neighbors with a free bread and pastry giveaway from 6p.m. to 7p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays. The giveaway is possible through the church’s business partnerships with Bimbo Bakery, Publix, Panera Bread and the generosity of New Hope congregation members. Everyone is welcome, while supplies last. For more information, call 941-276-5770.Spiritual quote:“Freedom is within our grasp, and Pesach (Passover) reminds us that we need to reach.” — Bradley Shavit Artson Marion Putman is handling religion news for the Charlotte Sun. You can contact her by phone: 941-206-1183; fax (to her attention): 941-629-2085; email:; or write (to her attention): c/o the Charlotte Sun, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980. TYPE or PRINT submissions, each of which MUST include the church’s NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE and the name of a contact person. Don’t forget the TIME, DATE and LOCATION of the event. Email is the preferred method for communicating this information. Email photos, in .jpg format, as file attachments. Submissions will be edited for length. Information must be received NO LATER than NOON WEDNESDAY for inclusion in the upcoming Saturday’s column; announcements will run on a space-available basis. If you would like to purchase an ad to guarantee a spot in the paper for your event, call 941-206-1000 and ask for Display Advertising.RELIGIONFROM PAGE 8HOLY WEEK/EASTER SERVICES Bethel A.M.E. Church, 260 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda: Holy Week services begin at 6:30p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; Good Friday services — “Seven Words From The Cross” — at 11:30a.m. Friday. 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 Char lotte; 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. tradi tional services, and 9:40a.m. contemporary service, Palm Sunday, Sunday — each service will include “Once Upon a Tree” cantata; 7p.m. Communion service Maundy Thursday, Thursday (nursery available); 7p.m. “Service of the Shadows” (Tenebrae) Good Friday, Friday (nursery available); and 8:15a.m. and 11a.m. traditional services, and 9:40a.m. contempo rary service, Easter Sunday, April5 (bring cut flowers from your garden to adorn the Chancel cross). All are welcome. 941-639-0001, or Charlotte County Family YMCA at the Dotzler Outdoor Center, 22801 Bayshore Road, Charlotte Harbor: 7:30a.m. Sunrise Service (grounds open at 6:45a.m.) — Good Friday, Friday. All invited. Prayer and message led by the Rev. Bill Klossner. Free continental breakfast. Bring own seating; picnic tables available for refreshments. RSVP by today at http:// 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, Thursday; noon Good Friday Service, Friday; 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, Thursday; noon service Good Friday, Friday; 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 Eggstrava ganza — 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. or 941-235REAL (7325). Eastside Baptist Church, 6220 Golf Course Blvd., east of Punta Gorda: 7a.m. Easter Sunrise Service, 9:45a.m. Sunday School, and 11a.m. regular service — all April5. Bring the kids (preschool through fifth grade) for the Super, Giant, Colossal, Gospel Egg Hunt. All are invited. 941-639-1648. 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, Thursday; 3-7p.m. open-house Day of Prayer in the Doan Chapel, and 7p.m. service in the sanctuary — all Good Friday, Friday; and 8a.m. (least traffic) and 11a.m. traditional services, and 9:30a.m. contem porary service — all Easter Sunday, April5. www. or 941-474-5588. First Baptist Church of El Jobean , sponsor, at Kerrigan Circle at Randy Spence Community Park in El Jobean: 6p.m. sunset resurrection service April4. Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided, and participants are asked to bring a potluck side dish, salad or dessert. Worship will follow the meal directly. History Park, 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda: 9a.m. Easter Service April5. The minister will be Mark Tyree. Bring a chair. 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 40thyear. 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 Chan cellor 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 5years 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. Living Waters Lutheran Church , 12475 Chancellor Blvd., Port Charlotte (near North Port): 8:15a.m. and 10a.m. services Palm Sunday, Sunday; 7p.m. service Maundy Thursday, Thursday; 7p.m. service Good Friday, Friday; 8:15a.m. and 10a.m. services Easter Sunday, April5. All are invited. 941-625-8090. Murdock Baptist Church, 18357 Cochran Blvd.: 6-7p.m. Good Friday service Friday in the main audi torium; 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 Thursday — 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, Friday; 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, Thursday — “The Custom of Foot Washing”; 6p.m. Good Friday, Friday — “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. Thursday; Good Friday worship, 7p.m. Friday; 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. Thursday and Friday 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, Friday. $10 donation. 941-7669995. Sonrise Baptist Church, 11050 Willmington Blvd., Englewood: 7:30a.m. Sunrise Service outside, weather-permitting, and 10:15a.m. Resurrection Sunday Worship — all April5. Community invited. 941-475-5363. St. David’s Episcopal Church, 401 Broadway, Englewood: 8a.m. Blessing of Palms and Holy Eucha rist Rite I, and 10a.m. Procession and Holy Eucharist Rite II — Palm Sunday, Sunday ; noon Stations of the C ross (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, Thursday; noon Stations of the Cross (traditional) and 1p.m. Good Friday Liturgy — Friday; 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. Nathan iel’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 foot-washing and Communion, Maundy Thursday, Thursday; noon service and reading of the Passion of Christ, Good Friday, Friday; 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. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIS T Reverend Dr. Jean M. Simpson 1201 Aqui Esta Drive, Punta Gorda 637-8443 Worship at 10:00am PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PORT CHARLOTTE SUNDAY HOURS 8:30am Gospel Service 10:30am Traditional Service Coffee Fellowship 9:45am Rev. Donald Buck, Pastor 2230 Hariet St. Between Midway & Gibralter 625-5045 METHODIST CHRIST COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN HARBOUR HEIGHTS 27000 Sunnybrook Road 629-1593 Pastor Duane Waters Sunday Worship at 10 am Communion first Sunday of the Month Covered Dish Dinner First Sunday of the Month at 11:30 am Membership Sunday last Sunday of the Month Hall available for Rent METHODIST CLEVELAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 28038 Cleveland Avenue Punta Gorda, FL 33982 941-639-2775 Traditional Service 9:30 am Contemporary Service 11:00 am Reverend Thomas Moore, Pastor PRESBYTERIAN B URNT S TORE P RESBYTERIAN C HURC H 11330 Burnt Store Rd., Punta Gorda (2 miles south of US 41) 941.639.0001 Traditional 8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Come As You Are 9:40 a.m. Nursery and age specific activities for preschoolers for all Sunday morning activities. LUTHERAN LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE CROSS LCMS 2300 Luther Road, Port Charlotte 627-6060 Sun. Worship 7:45 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. Christian Education Hour Sunday 9:00 a.m. Rev. Kenneth Redmann Pastor Rev. James Cotter, Winter Asst. Pastor Nursery Provided Email: METHODIST EDGEWATER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 19190 Cochran Blvd. (At the corner of US 41 & Cochran Blvd.) 625-3039 Pastor Dan Prine Services: Saturday Night Contemporary Worship Service 6:00pm 8:00am Traditional 9:30 & 11:00am Contemporary 11:00am Sunday Bible Study Class Sunday School: 9:30 Nursery Provided METHODIST TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 23084 Seneca Ave. Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980 625-3372 Pastor Ed Horne Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Nursery Provided Wednesday Food Pantry & Lunch: 10:30am-12:30pm USDA is an equal opportunity employer. PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PUNTA GORDA 25250 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda 639-1959 Rev. Stephen Mock Sunday Worship New Beginnings Service 9:00am Traditional Service 10:30am Watch Services Live via Website ECO A Covenant Order Of Evangelical Presbyterians METHODIST PORT CHARLOTTE UNITED METHODIST 21075 Quesada Ave. 625-4356 Brian James, Pastor Worship Services 8:00 a.m. Traditional Service 8:00 a.m. Radio Broadcast on WVIJ FM91.7 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m. Traditional Service Sunday School 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. NON-DENOMINATION Blessed Assurance Bible Chapel Worship Service with Meaningful Bible Message Sunday Mornings 10:00am A different speaker each week . 866 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33953 941-625-3255 A ministry of the SouthWest Florida Bible Institute, Inc. Refreshments after every service UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST PILGRIM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 24515 Rampart Blvd. Pt. Charlotte 629-2633 Rev. Matthew L. Neumann, Sr. Pastor Sunday Traditional Service 8:00am Contemporary Service 10:00am N ursery & C hildren’s C hurch Provided during all services. METHODIST 507 W. Marion Ave. Punta Gorda, FL 33950 639-3842 Rev. Michael Loomis Sunday Worship 8:00 & 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service 9:15 a.m. Adult, Teen & Youth Sunday School Nursery Provided METHODIST TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 4285 Wesley Ln. North Port, FL 941-426-1734 Sunday Worship: 9am Sunday School Class: 10:30am Weekly Activities Food Pantry: Mon, Thurs, Fri, 9am-1pm For information on weekly classes, Please Call Church Office UNITY UNITY CHURCH OF PEACE 1250 Rutledge St . Corner of Veterans & Torrington 941-423-8171 Sunday Service 10AM PRESBYTERIAN Wintergarden Presbyterian 18305 Wintergarden Ave. Port Charlotte, FL 33948 (Between Pellam & Collingswood) 941-743-5335 Uplifting Sunday 10:30 Service Rev. Devon Ducheneau Proudly Supporting the Homeless Coalition PRESBYTERIAN Living & Learning God’s Word Sun. Traditional Uplifting Worship 10:30 a.m. 10548 Kings Hwy., 4 mi. 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Our Town Page 10 C The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 Church, love, not bitternessEditor: This is my response to a letter printed March 11: Enough! Our church is us. We are God’s. What we do and say reects on what’s in our souls. This horrendous letter gives me an opportunity to say how proud I am of our priests and our bishop and to thank them for giving their lives so that we can worship. What I hear is truth, as he is truth. Pontius Pilot asked, “What is truth?” As I remember the story, Bishop Fulton Sheen, in one of his teachings, said that when someone speaks up vehemently against the church, they are justifying the wrong things they have done or not done, by nding fault with another. Anger, bitterness and resentment have spewed forth. I add disobedience, dissension, division and dissection. Where is love?Diane M. Murphy Port CharlotteDon’t follow California’s leadEditor: Why do we as a country need to control immigration and limit amnesty? If you want to see America’s future look to my home state of California, which is a generation ahead of the rest of the country in unchecked low-skill im migration. California has imported poverty and educational failure. Nearly 50 percent of all California births are Hispanic and Hispanics are nearing 50 percent of the state’s total population. In the 1950s and 1960s, California led the nation in educational achievements. Today the state is at the bottom. The majority of K-12 students are Hispanic and one-fourth are decient in reading skills. One-third lack rudimentary math skills, even though the vast majority were born here in America. The Hispanic dropout rate is the highest in the state, as is the teen pregnancy rate. Gangrelated violence in certain areas is a big problem. To their credit most illegal Hispanics have an admirable work ethic, but the claim that low-skilled immigration is an economic boon to the country is false. It fails to take into account the government services consumed by adults and children such as schools, hospitals and prisons. Immigration is not a service we provide for the rest of the world. We are a nation of immigrants and welcome more newcomers than any other country, but rewarding illegal immigration does an injustice to the many legal immigrants who played by the rules to get here. We owe it to them and ourselves to adhere to the law.Ray Steinwehe Port CharlotteUnited States becoming GreeceEditor: There’s a lot to be learned from the recent history of the Greek economy. Way back in 2012, with its economy on the brink of bankruptcy, the Greeks nessed their way into a sweet deal with the Euro zone to reduce the country’s debt burden by forgiving and renancing debts, thus not damaging their credit and allowing them to borrow more money. And the Greek economy ourished for a few quarters. But Greece never brought government spending under control and never addressed its debt. And now, Greece has a new president who says it is unnecessary for there to be belt tightening to address the debt it owes. The people are behind him. They don’t like the hard and unpleasant sacrices that must be made to x the economy. So, once again, Greece teeters on the edge of another economic crisis all because of exorbitant debt and a spoiled and entitled population. The United States of America is headed down the same path, for the same reasons.Wayne A. White EnglewoodAnother view of helping the needyEditor: What kind of country, what kind of government enslaves the populace? The answer is a country and government that wants to control the people. In this country, according to a 2013 Cato Institute study, 33 states and the District of Columbia pay welfare workers more than minimum wage. In 13 states welfare recipients receive more than a $15 an hour job. In other words, the government pays people more not to work than an employer will pay them to work. In doing so, the government is purchasing slaves who will do the bidding of said government. And worst of all, Nancy Pelosi, whose net worth is in the neighborhood of $35 million, will make $174,000 for the rest of her life thanks to you and me. Everyone agrees that helping the downtrodden is important. But keeping them in the manner in which many hard-working Americans would like to become accustomed is buying loyalty and enslaving millions. And this time we know better. Stewart Andersen Englewood Thanks, Pete, for tennis clinicEditor: Talk about a Snowbird Classic! It seems everyone wants them to go back, well, not everyone. Attendance in tennis, especially in West County, is on the rise mainly because of the free “Get Out and Play” clinics put on by the Cape Haze Cultural Guild, USTA Florida and conducted by our own East Englewood Snowbird, teaching pro Pete Zeeh. His love of tennis and eager ness to get you out to the courts energizes his motivation and resolve. As the Guild’s tennis coordinator and a USTA Masters tennis ambassador, I want to thank Pete, as do others who participate, not only for his unconditional time and patience but his demeanor in the presentations of the Adult “Get Out and Play” clinics as well as the Junior QuickStart clinics. From all of us here, thanks Pete, see you next season. Dick Richards Rotonda WestAyaan Hirsi Ali should be the perfect feminist hero. In theory, she ts the role on multiple levels: She’s an escapee from an abusive patriar chy. She’s an African immigrant who made her own way in a Western country, the Nether lands. She’s a erce advocate for women’s rights. She’s a target for deadly violence by angry men who want to shut her up. She left her religion and became a scourge of its repressive practices. Except for the blemish on her record: Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a dissident from the wrong religion. Raised a Muslim in Somalia, subjected to genital mutilation and married off to a distant cousin, she is famously a critic of Islam. She has excoriated it at extraordinary risk to her own safety, and makes the case again in her latest book, “Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now.” When she collaborated on a lm in the Netherlands in 2004 cataloging abuses against Muslim women, her fellow lmmaker Theo van Gogh was assassinated by an Islamist who left a note threatening her pinned to van Gogh’s chest — with a knife. But Hirsi Ali wouldn’t be silenced. She is truly a hero of our time. She is defying the jihadi censors, the misbegotten hate-speech laws and the polite conventions of Western debate that all limit what can be said about the relationship of Islam to modernity. Our society, and especially the left, tends to reexively celebrate dissenters. But some heretics are more welcome than others. In the case of Islam, the pieties of multiculturalism clash with what should be an imperative of feminism (i.e., forcefully standing up for the basic rights of women in Muslim societies), and feminism tends to lose out. “The concern,” as one feminist wrote of Hirsi Ali, “is that her intervention into the issue of gender equality in Muslim societies will strengthen racism rather than weaken sexism.” In the fashionable neologism designed to be a conversation-stopper, she is “an Islamophobe.” Brandeis University notoriously rescinded a planned honorary degree for her last year. If Hirsi Ali had had a strict Baptist upbringing and left to tell the story of its hypocrisies and closed-mindedness, she would be celebrated in such precincts as Brandeis, without anyone uttering a peep of protest. This is the “Book of Mormon” effect — no one cares about offending the inoffensive. It’s only debate over a religion that is home to dangerous fanatics that must be carefully policed. Even people not otherwise known for their solicitude for religious sensibilities are uncomfortable with her criticisms of Islam. In his interview with her this week, “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart worried that “people single out Islam,” when Christianity underwent its own difcult reconciliation with modernity. True enough, but the horric intra-Christian bloodletting of the Thirty Years’ War was 400 years ago. If Islam is on the same trajectory, it is badly trailing the pace. Hirsi Ali’s prescriptions are hardly unassailable. Her notion of religious reform bears an atheistic stamp. If change in Islam depends on getting Muslims to admit that Muhammad was not The Prophet, as she writes in “Heretic,” the cause is indeed hopeless. The ummah is not going to dissolve itself into a gooey Unitarian Universalism. Hirsi Ali recalls the dissidents from communism in the 20th century like the great Whittaker Chambers. Their personal experience redoubled their commitment to the ght for freedom and human dignity. They, too, were often dismissed as fanatics and as embarrassments to polite opinion. But their intellectual contributions, and the examples of their own bravery, were indispensable in the long ideological struggle. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is not just a heretic; she also is a believer. She has more condence in Western civilization and its values than people who have never had to live outside it, or face down the enemies who want to destroy it. If she doesn’t get the recognition she deserves, so much the worse for her detractors. Rich Lowry is the editor of the National Review. Readers may reach him at comments.lowry@ Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a hero for our time Rich Lowry 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. 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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 IEWPOINT Gasgarth quietly makes a difference in Charlotte CountyOUR POSITION: Gasgarth a worthy recipient of Cultural Center award.You won’t hear Don Gasgarth bombastically pitching deals from his landmark car lot on U.S. 41 in Port Charlotte. That’s not his style. The same goes for his quiet, but generous donations and work on behalf of many nonprofits in Charlotte County over more than 25 years. For those efforts, we join with many others in congratulating Gasgarth on his selection as the 2015 Cultural Center of Charlotte County Honoree. He will be feted at a banquet on April 11, which the Charlotte County Commission on Tuesday declared Don Gasgarth Day. In its statement announcing the award, the Cultural Center said, “Don’s wide community outreach has touched an incredible number of people. His personal commitments have vested in education, children and family programs, health and wellness organizations, community recognition and sports.” The center cited his annual gift of a vehicle to a Charlotte High School student as part of its Renaissance Program and his involvement, along with his wife, Kay, with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the American Cancer Society and the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots drive. When it comes to local schools, Gasgarth spreads the wealth. Two years ago, he helped pay for new uniforms for the Port Charlotte High football team. He is a past recipient of the chamber’s Business Education Partners of the Year award. Gasgarth’s support extends to countless other charities, as well, in the form of holein-one contest donations for charity golf scrambles. He is an active supporter of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce and the St. Vincent de Paul Society, where Kay frequently serves as chair of fundraisers. Gasgarth in recent years has also added civic activism to his resume, with his vocal support of the Parkside Community Redevelopment Area. His eponymous Charlotte County Ford dealership sits at one of the main gateways into Parkside at the corner of U.S. 41 and Olean Boulevard. He had a front row to the flooding and congestion that plagues the section of Olean that runs from U.S. 41 to Harbor Boulevard. Voters in November approved an extension of the local option sales tax that includes four-laning Olean and converting its stormwater treatment approach from the ineffective swale system to a gutter-anddrain design. An active angler and sailor, Gasgarth supports the Charlotte Harbor Youth Sailing Club based at Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club. Even in earning the honoree recognition, Gasgarth will be providing a boost to the Cultural Center. The annual banquet is one of its main fundraisers and Gasgarth’s circle of friends and business acquaintances will gather April 11 to show their appreciation. Tickets — $80 per person and $600 for a table of eight — are still available. For information about the dinner, contact Amanda Segur at 941-625-4175 or marketing@ Charlotte County is fortunate to be home to community-minded residents like Don Gasgarth and we appreciate all he has done to make his adopted home a better place to live and work.


The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 C Our Town Page 11 VIEWPOINT Many of us who are in private industry or who have retired to our slice of paradise from the private industry sector know when running a business, “Prot” is the rst and foremost reason for being in business. We do our best to grow our business and if any profit-enhancing option is available we try to utilize that option to grow our business. We also do our best to be creative with our business. Recently, there’s been much discussion regarding the Punta Gorda Airport. The multimilliondollar expansion, the noise factor, the need for jet ways, the boarding ramps and whether they are ADA (American Disability Act) compliant and the admitted lack of funds required to make the airport more desirable for passengers ying in or out as well as enticing additional airlines, just to name a few. It’s no secret that the demographics of our area clearly point toward retirees and those of us who aren’t as mobile as we were years back. From a passenger standpoint this falls under the category of customer service and we all know that good customer ser vice will foster customer retention. At a recent presentation a member of the Airport Authority indicated that the airport is “run like a business.” The authority prides itself in the fact that they refuse to borrow money and have a considerable cash fund. Anyone who has successfully run a business is well-aware of the need to sometimes borrow money for the purpose of making their business grow, become more desirable and successful. There is a degree of risk involved but with sound leadership, a good business plan and philosophy in place the rewards outweigh the risk. Living cautiously so one dies safely is not the trademark of a 21st century business. If the current leadership group will not take some risk, what are the options? After doing some research and contacting the FAA, it was learned that the state of Florida has 21 airports that qualify to charge a Passenger Service Fee (PSF). Nineteen of these airports charge the maximum allowed $4.50 for each embarking passenger. The fee is collected by the airline and passed back to the airport. The Punta Gorda airport is one of the two airports not participating in the program. Last year more than 330,000 passengers embarked from the Punta Gorda Airport. We’re not suggesting that we begin charging the high end fee of $4.50, however $2 to $3 certainly would be viable. These numbers translate into $660,000 to $990,000 annually. We can only wonder had the authority participated in this program over the past few years what positive effects it would have had on some of the enhancements mentioned above. Additional means of cash inow are airport landing fees, rental of ticket counter and gate areas to name a few. The Punta Gorda Airport does not charge for that either. From a passenger activity standpoint we contacted a comparable airport and learned how Allegiant virtually “picked a plum” when choosing the Punta Gorda Airport. This comparable airport charges $1.19 per 1,000 pounds for aircraft landing there. For an MD-80 series, weighing in at 149,500 lbs., that translates into just under $178 per landing. Our airport welcomes about 70 ights per week during peak season. Let’s get creative and try to keep it simple. We’ll say there are 50 ights per week landing on average each year. That’s 2,600 landings per year. Let’s be conservative and bring that number down to 2,000 per year. Let’s also be conservative and reduce the comparable airports fee of $1.19 to $1. To be even more conservative, we’ll reduce the weight criteria to 140,000. We then have a $140 landing fee per ight. We’re at a gure of $280,000, conservatively. Using the passenger service charges outlined, coupled with landing fees, we could easily have $1 million a year cash inow to address some of the issues mentioned at the start of this piece. And that gure doesn’t take into consideration the space leases that vir tually all airports charge. Now, we’re not sure how much space Allegiant uses to do business within our terminal. However, a at monthly rate is certainly not out of the question. After viewing the artist conception of the current expansion, we were amazed that the passenger drop-off/pickup area directly in front of the entrance does not have an overhang for protection during inclement weather. Was this a funding issue? What also amazed us is the fact that the expansion effort does not take into consideration the need for jetways. Our demographics is reason enough to have incorporated this feature. We commend the Airport Authority members for their frugal approach to operating the airport over the years, however, it’s 2015 and if the Punta Gorda Airport is to be run as a business, it’s time for the Airport Authority to step up to the plate and make the necessary changes to make it a reality. Vic Poitras is a member of the Charlotte County Curmudgeon Club. Readers may reach him via cccurclub@ The Curmudgeon Club web site is Punta Gorda Airport: Run like a business? Vic Poitras When I lived in Pittsburgh, we often sought out ways to volunteer as a family. Twenty years ago we discovered a community initiative called Paint Your Heart Out, Pittsburgh. Our painting team consisted of 10 family members and friends. We were assigned to a large, peeling, brown house with endless trim to paint! The elderly homeowner kept pouring us lemonade all day with a big smile on her face that I have never forgotten. There was a high degree of individual satisfaction in our group, not to mention the camaraderie that develops from multiple generations accomplishing something worthwhile together. Thinking that this might be a great project for Team Punta Gorda, we began to research the idea. We learned that Paint Your Heart Out is a community building initiative in many cities across the United States, including nearby Tampa where they mobilize enough volunteers to paint an impressive 100 houses a year. We approached Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity and asked them to partner with us on the project. What has developed is an amazing collaboration. Together we created Paint Your Heart Out, Punta Gorda in 2014. Paint Your Heart Out is intended to build a sense of pride, community spirit and unity that will last long after the paintbrushes are put away. Read what these homeowners had to say about their experience: Zemmie Anthony on Wood Street remembers with enthusiasm, “I just felt so grateful that people cared and I could feel that they cared when they were here. It’s called Paint Your Heart Out and that’s just what they did.” Miss Earlene Oliver on East Helen tells us, “I felt blessed, real blessed.” As a surprise this past Christmas “all the kids came and painted my doors red and added to my blessings.” She continued, “I think this is a wonderful thing you’re doing. I would not have had the money to do it.” John Sydney Parker has continued to renovate his cottage on Burland. He recalls, “It made me feel really good that I was selected. I had a lot of fun watching the kids paint. I’ve been working hard on the house ever since.” This is but one of many service projects Team Punta Gorda and Charlotte Habitat for Humanity undertake throughout the year, thanks to our amazing volunteers. This year’s event will occur on April 11. We will paint seven houses for homeowners in need in one day with the help of about 200 volunteers. A special feature of this year’s event will be the painting of homeowners’ mailboxes by local artists. We could not possibly make this day of service successful without the generous support of our local businesses, including these 2015 Home Sponsors: Charlotte State Bank & Trust, Deep Creek Community Church, Five Star Realty of Charlotte County, Gulfview Construction Management, Hoover Pressure Cleaning, Punta Gorda Rotary Club, Weiler Engineering and West Coast Builders. Paint is being donated by Habitat for Humanity International in conjunction with Valspar. Special recognition goes to Burt Wahlburg, president of Gulfview Construction Management, for his tireless project leader ship two years in a row. Volunteers will converge at Deep Creek Community Church between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on April 11 for a light breakfast and pep talk by Punta Gorda City Manager Howard Kunik. Lunch will be delivered to each home and work is expected to be completed by mid-afternoon. To volunteer, sign up at http:// events/paint-your-heartout-punta-gorda/. Join us for our next Team Punta Gorda mixer hosted by the Sheraton Four Seasons’ Tiki Bar on April 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. You’ll meet some of Team’s amazing volunteers, members and supporters. All are welcome (cash bar, hors d’oeuvres will be served). Nancy Johnson is the CEO of Team Punta Gorda. Readers may reach her at team@ or 941-637-8326. We’re painting our hearts out in Punta Gorda on April 11 Nancy Johnson F i n d i t F i n d i t Find it i n i n in t h e t h e the C l a s s i f i e d s ! C l a s s i f i e d s ! Classifieds ! W h a t e v e r W h a t e v e r Wh at ever i t i t it i s . . . i s . . . is... adno=50482066 ENGLEWOOD Merchants Crossing 1500 Placida Road (941) 473-3721 VENICE Jacaranda Crossings 4251 S. 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Our Town Page 12 C The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS EASTER EGG HUNTS/BUNNY SIGHTINGS Photos with the Easter Bunny : 10a.m. to 8p.m. today and Friday-April4; noon-6p.m. Sunday; and 11a.m.-8p.m. MondayThursday — 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 Bunny Breakfast and “Egg-Normous” Egg Hunt: today 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 Commu nity 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. today 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 12years 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. today. 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@centurylink. net, or Communitywide Egg-Stravaganza: 10a.m.-2p.m. today at Westcoast Church, 240 Pine St., Englewood. Free. For kids 3years 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. Punta Gorda Historical Society : annual Easter Egg Hunt, 10a.m. today at the History Park, 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. The Easter Bunny will be there for pictures, there will be music for the kids, and special “golden eggs” will be hidden for prizes. Special areas will be marked off for different age groups. Moe’s Food Truck will sell refreshments. 941-639-1887. Adaptive Easter Egg Hunt: 11a.m.-12:30p.m. today at Bayshore Live Oak Park, 23157 Bayshore Road, Charlotte Harbor. Free; for children 12years 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 10years old. All welcome. 941-629-2633 or 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-3years old, 10a.m.; 4-5years old, 10:15a.m.; 6-7years old, 10:45a.m.; and 8-10years 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 commu nity 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 941-474-5588. Punta Gorda Church of the Nazarene , 512 Allen St.: 10a.m.noon April4. For children from kindergarten to 12years 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 decorating, 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 Infra structure” 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. 941-629-0999. 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. 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@stdavidsenglewood. org.


The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 C Our Town Page 13 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS CHARLOTTE COUNTY — The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Ofce on Friday received several reports about a phone scam in which the caller says they are from the CCSO and the targeted victim needs to pay a ne for having missed grand jury duty. Authorities are warning residents not to send money to anyone if they call with this phony claim. Potential victims said the caller identies themselves as a lieutenant from the Sheriff’s Ofce and tells them they must pay the ne or they will be arrested. “This is a scam, and they are using our agency to try to hurt our citizens,” Sheriff Bill Prummell said in a press release.Cops: 4 charged for giving alcohol to underage ‘customer’PORT CHARLOTTE — Four people were charged with selling or serving alcohol to a person under 21 years old during compliance checks of local businesses Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Ofce. The sheriff’s Juvenile Operations Unit had an investigative aide try to obtain alcoholic bever ages from clerks, servers or bartenders at 18 local businesses. The following busts were made: Matthew Brunner, 18, a clerk at the Pik ‘N Run at 829 Tamiami Trail, was issued a notice to appear for allegedly selling a Mike’s Hard Lemonade to the aide on Wednesday. Heather Moniz, 26, a clerk at the CVS at 2480 Tamiami Trial, was issued a notice to appear for allegedly selling a bottle of Grape and Vine Wine to the aide Wednesday. Michele Boggs, 44, a server at Charlie’s Pub at 3496 Tamiami Trail, was arrested for allegedly serving a Bud Light to the aide Thursday. Kimberly Brazell, 37, a bartender at Porky’s Roadhouse at 4300 Kings Highway, was arrested for allegedly serving a Bud Light to the aide Thursday. Area establishments that passed compliance checks included three gas stations, three convenience stores, three bars, two liquor stores, two grocery stores and one Big Lots. For more on the effort, go to CCSOFLSheriff. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Romarrio Anthony Scott, 19, 1200 block of Slash Pine Circle, Punta Gorda. Charges: two off-bond recommits and resisting an officer. Bond: none. Stephanie Michelle Victor, 33, 1600 block of Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $7,000. Jean Pierre Andre, 27, 23000 block of Foote Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: DUI). Bond: none. Shane Michael Hewitt, 20, 3900 block of Constitution Drive, North Port. Charge: battery. Bond: $3,000. Dale James William Wright, 37, 21300 block of Hepner Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of proba tion (original charge: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana). Bond: none. Scott Robert Curry, 27, of Fort Myers. Charge: violation of probation (original charges: passing a forged bill, note, check or draft, and bringing a forged bill, note, check or draft into the state of Florida). Bond: none. Richard Eugene Foust III, 36, 300 block of Strausburg Drive, Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Michelle Lee Mathews, 43, 6100 block of Shasta St., Englewood. Charges: grand theft and causing a child to commit a delinquent act. Bond: $7,500. Alexis Jade Manda-Sorci, 15, 6100 block of Shasta St., Englewood. Charge: grand theft. She was released to a parent or guardian. Richard Martin McDonald, 65, 3300 block of Normandy Drive, Port Charlotte. Charge: driving with a revoked license. Bond: none. Gwendolyn Reynolds Mikes, 45, 1100 block of Martha Place, Englewood. Charge: violation of probation (original charges: tres passing and petty theft — second or subsequent). Bond: none. James Patrick Murphy, 40, of Fort Myers. Charge: violation of probation (original charges: six counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia). Bond: none. Laura Ann Quinones, 33, 2000 block of Main St., Sarasota. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: credit card fraud and grand theft of a person 65years old or older). Bond: none. Geobanys Saura Arce, 35, 1300 block of Newton St., Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Jason James Schardt, 39, 1600 block of N.W. Magnolia Terrace, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: driving with a suspended license — second offense). Bond: $7,500. Matthew Nathaniel Simon, 30, 200 block of Salem Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: driving without a license). Bond: $800. Steven Zacharey Tavares, 31, 1400 block of Sheehan Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation (original charges: burglary and grand theft). Bond: none. Jason Dwayne Terhaar, 33, of Richmond, Ind. Charge: driving with a suspended license. Bond: $1,000. Casey Robert Triplett, 39, 5300 block of Churchill Road, Gulf Cove. Charge: violation of probation (original charges: driving with a suspended license and driving without registration). Bond: none. Elizabeth Rose Tschetter, 23, homeless in Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: grand theft). Bond: none. James Eugene Whidden, 47, of Sunnybrook Blvd., Punta Gorda. Charge: violation of probation (original charges: four myriad counts related to having illegal fishing gear). Bond: $10,000. Patricia Elizabeth Dugan, 42, 1000 block of Old Englewood Road, Englewood. Charges: possession of cocaine and possession of drug Authorities warn of ‘grand jury duty’ scam | POLICE BEATThe information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriff’s office, Florida Highway Patrol, jail and fire records. 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Our Town Page 14 C The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS PORT CHARLOTTE — The children of an elderly woman who had a valuable diamond stolen from her wedding ring while she was a patient at Fawcett Memorial Hospital are suing the facility for allegedly having inadequate security and letting employees with criminal backgrounds have unsupervised contact with patients. The lawsuit also claims the woman, who died shortly after the robbery, was assaulted, so Fawcett should be held accountable for her death. The Sun began to seek an interview with Fawcett ofcials Thursday, but its spokeswoman was unable to provide comment in time for today’s story. Ruth Dockery was 81 and couldn’t care for herself when she was checked into the Port Charlotte hospital April 27, 2013, for medical treatment, the suit states. The woman’s husband and daughter visited her in her room a couple of weeks later, on May 5. The guests left for about two hours to get lunch, and returned around 5 p.m., when they said they noticed Dockery’s 3-carat diamond — worth $70,000, they claim — missing from her wedding band, which was a white gold ring custom made to lock around her nger, unless a special jeweler’s tool was used to get it off. The family called the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Ofce after hospital security staff members searched for the diamond and came up empty. The responding deputy noted in his report that, “(Dockery) appeared to be very ill, and was medicated and borderline unresponsive,” so he couldn’t get a statement from her. The victim died just hours later, around midnight. CCSO’s Major Crimes Unit took over the case, and the investigation pointed to Dockery’s physical therapist as a possible suspect, but he was difcult to talk to, and there wasn’t enough probable cause to arrest him. The hospital actually red the man four months into the CCSO investigation for being uncooperative with detectives. The lawsuit against Fawcett was led this week by attorney David Spicer, on behalf of Connie Taylor and Daryl Dockery — Ruth’s children — who are the co-personal representatives to the deceased woman’s estate (Ruth’s husband has passed away). Taylor and Dockery live in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., about 120 miles west of Tallahassee. Reached by phone Thursday, Taylor, 61, said she would prefer that her attorney answer any questions for the time being. Spicer, by phone Friday from his ofce in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said the civil suit “is going to be an interesting case.” Since Dockery’s custom-made wedding ring was locked to her nger, the lawyer says the diamond thief used something to forcefully pry back at least one of the prongs holding the stone in place. Sheriff’s detectives had a jeweler conrm as much during the initial investigation. “It’s our strong contention that she’s not just going to lie there while someone did that,” Spicer said. Therefore, the suit claims, she was assaulted. Spicer said he has “an expert” saying that stress from that attack at least contributed to Dockery’s death. “Had the diamond fallen out of the ring, that’d be one thing,” the lawyer said. “But this diamond was pried out with force.” Spicer said he’s tried to negotiate a settlement with Fawcett, but the hospital isn’t having it. According to the 14-page complaint, Fawcett should have known about prior assaults and thefts and failed to: Provide adequate security personnel or security service on the premises. Exercise due care in the selection, hiring, retention and supervision of its employees or agents. Supervise employees or agents, despite such persons’ criminal records, including felony and grand theft convictions. 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PAGE 19 SATURDAY MARCH 28, 2015 T he Wire INSIDE The limit per passenger is $157,000, but could be higher if the airline is held liable. — Page 5 — German airline could face steep damages Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leadership cruise four years ago that was sponsored by the frater nity’s national administration.— Page 2 — Racist chant probe findings revealed The Dow Jones industrial average rose 34.43 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,712.66. The S&P 500 rose 4.87 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,061.02 and the Nasdaq composite rose 27.86 points, or 0.6 percent, to 4,891.22. — Page 6 — Stocks close with slight gains Reid, 75, rose from hard scrabble beginnings in Nevada, and brought his amateur boxer’s tenacity to the pinnacle of congressional politics. — Page 2 —Pugnacious Harry Reid retiring Florida marched one step closer Friday to requiring American and state flags flying at government buildings to be sewn in the United States with homegrown materials. — Page 9 —Fla. lawmakers want flags made in USA STATE NATIONAL WORLD BUSINESS WEATHER TALLAHASSEE — Florida legislators on Friday endorsed a line of changes for the state’s public schools, including easing classsize penalties for school districts and encour aging students to start wearing uniforms. The Florida House passed several education bills, including one that would let privately run but publicly funded charter schools tap into local property taxes to pay for buildings. Some of the ideas have been considered before. But one new approach House leaders are pushing would provide a nancial incentive to school districts that require elementary and middle school students to wear uniforms. The House voted 102-8 for the measure (HB 7043) that would pay districts $10 more per student if a uniform policy is adopted. Districts are currently paid nearly $7,000 for each student. Legislators backing the proposal say that uniforms could help improve school safety and would remove stress that comes from students having to gure out what to wear to school each day. Districts would be shielded from lawsuits if they implement the uniform policy. School uniforms would have to feature solid colors. Rep. Ross Spano, a Dover Republican, said he sent his four children to schools that required uniforms and called it a “liberating” experience. “The school districts that decide to implement this policy, the next morning parents all across the state are going to be celebrating,” Spano said. But Rep. John Tobia, Public school uniforms?By GARY FINEOUTASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERFla. lawmakers also push for class size changesUNIFORMS | 4 WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy’s tepid performance last quarter — a 2.2 percent annual growth rate — was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009. Yet the sluggish pace of the recovery has a silver lining: This growth spurt has proved to be one of the most durable since World War II. Will it last? It’ll depend on a number of factors in the months ahead, including a potential rate hike by the Fed, the strong dollar, oil prices and consumer spending. The economy’s performance in the October-December period matched the average growth of the past ve years — a lackluster pace that has been far lower than the growth gains normally seen coming out of such a deep recession. But like the turtle versus the hare, slow and steady may win the day. The current expansion will mark US economic growth durableBy MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP ECONOMICS WRITER AP FILE PHOTOIn this March 13 photo, a worker prepares a chassis to receive an engine on a 2015 aluminum-alloy body for a Ford F-150 truck at the company’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo. The government issues its third and nal estimate of how fast the U.S. economy grew in the October-December 2014 quarter on Friday.ECONOMIC | 4 ROME — Italy’s highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox’s roommate, bringing to a denitive end the high-prole case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic. “Finished!” Knox’s lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova exulted after the decision was read out late Friday. “It couldn’t be better than this.” In a rare decision, the supreme Court of Cassation overturned last year’s convictions by a Florence appeals court and declined to order another trial. The judges declared that the two did not commit the crime, a stronger exoneration than merely nding that there wasn’t enough evidence to convict. In a statement issued from her home in Seattle, Knox said she was “relieved and grateful” for the decision. “The knowledge of my innocence has given me strength in the darkest times of this ordeal,” she said, thanking her supporters for believing in her. Experts have said such a complete exoneration is unusual for the high court, which could have upheld the conviction or ordered a new trial as it did in 2013 when the case rst came up to its Amanda Knox murder conviction overturnedBy COLLEEN BARRY and FRANCES D’EMILIOASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERS AP PHOTOAmanda Knox talks on a phone in the backyard of her moth er’s house Friday. Italy’s highest court overturned the murder conviction against Knox and her ex-boyfriend Friday over the 2007 slaying of Knox’s roommate.KNOX | 4 MONTABAUR, Germany — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up doctor’s note that would have kept him off work the day authorities say he crashed Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountainside. As German prosecutors sought to piece together the puzzle of why Lubitz locked his captain out of the cockpit and crashed the Airbus A320, police in the French Alps toiled to retrieve the shattered remains of the 150 people killed in Tuesday’s crash. Searches conducted at Lubitz’s homes in Duesseldorf and in the town of Montabaur turned up documents pointing to “an existing illness and appropriate medical treatment,” but no suicide note was found, said Ralf Herrenbrueck, a spokesman for the Duesseldorf prosecutors’ ofce. They included ripped-up sick notes covering the day of the crash, which “support the current preliminary assessment that the deceased hid his illness from his employer and colleagues,” Herrenbrueck said in a statement. Doctors commonly issue employees in Germany with such notes excusing them from work, even for minor illnesses, and workers hand them to their employers. Doctors are obliged to abide by medical secrecy unless their patient explicitly tells them he or she plans to commit an act of violence. Prosecutors didn’t specify what illness Lubitz may have been suffering from, or say whether it was mental or physical. German media reported Friday that the 27-year-old had Suicidal co-pilot may have had hidden illnessBy GEIR MOULSON and DAVID McHUGHASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERSCO-PILOT | 4 LUBITZ


Page 2 WIRE The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 NATIONAL NEWS | NATION BRIEFS2 charged with in alleged baby-theft plotLONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a woman and man with kidnapping and murder in a scheme to steal babies. Prosecutors say Giseleangelique Rene D’Milian and Anthony Ray McCall were to be arraigned Friday after noon at Superior Court in Long Beach. The charges involve the Jan. 3 abduction of a 3-week-old girl who was found dead the next day. The baby’s parents and an uncle were shot and wounded. D’Milian, McCall and another man, Todd Damon Boudreaux, also are charged with attempted murder and attempted kidnapping of a baby on Feb. 6.US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 21HOUSTON (AP) — Oileld services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 21 this week to 1,048 amid falling oil prices. Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday 813 rigs were seeking oil and 233 exploring for natural gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago, 1,809 rigs were active. Among major oiland gas-producing states, Alaska, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas each lost three rigs while California, Colorado, New Mexico and North Dakota were down two apiece. Pretty penny: Early 1-cent coin sells for more than $1MBALTIMORE (AP) — An early trial of America’s rst 1-cent coin now costs quite a pretty penny — an auction host says one has sold for more than $1 million. Stack’s Bowers Galleries says one of the rst 1-cent pieces made in the country went to a rare-coin dealer Thursday night for $1.175 million in Baltimore. The coin is known as the 1792 Birch cent. It was made as a trial, just months after the 1-cent denomination was rst authorized in the young country. The auction host says the coin that sold is the second-nest of its kind still in existence, and it last sold at auction in 1959. Other rare coins also sold at the auction, including an 1861 Confederate half dollar for more than $600,000.Repairs to downed border fence top $700,000TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government spent over $700,000 to repair part of a steel border fence that was knocked down by debris from a rainstorm last summer. Repairs on the 60 feet of rebar-reinforced fencing in Nogales, Ariz., were completed in December, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection released the cost of the repairs this month after a request by The Associated Press. Agents discovered the downed fence in July after heavy rain in Nogales, Mexico, caused debris to build up against the fence, toppling it. The fence stood between 18 and 26 feet high and extended at least 7 feet underground. It was built in 2011.NY mayor: Someone may have tapped gas lineNEW YORK (AP) — Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as reghters soaked the still-smolder ing buildings and police searched for at least two missing people. “There is a possibility here that the gas line was inappropriately accessed internally by people in the building,” but ofcials need to get access to the wreckage to explore it further, de Blasio said. He wouldn’t say more about why ofcials believe that’s a possibility. The number of people injured in Thursday’s blast rose from 19 to 22, with four critically injured. White House unveils plan to fight germsWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday announced a ve-year plan to ght the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly. Repeated exposure to antibiotics can lead germs to become resistant to the drugs, so that they are no longer effective. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that drug-resistant bacteria cause 23,000 deaths and 2 million illnesses each year in the United States. The World Health Organization said last year that bacteria resistant to antibiotics have spread to every part of the world and might lead to a future where minor infections could kill. Antibiotic resistance also threatens animal health, agriculture, and the economy.Autopsies: Children found in freezer were slainDETROIT (AP) — A brother and sister whose bodies were found in a deep freezer in their Detroit home had been beaten to death, autopsies determined Friday, painting a more complete picture of the horrors that unfolded inside the home for years but that apparently went unnoticed by the outside world. The Wayne County medical examiner’s ofce classied the deaths of Stoni Ann Blair and Stephen Gage Berry as homicides, saying both were killed by multiple blows and that the young boy also had “thermal injuries.” Their older sister, who is 17, told child welfare ofcials that their mother, Mitchelle Blair, tortured Stephen “for approximately two weeks prior to his death by tying a belt around his neck, throwing hot water on him while in the shower and putting a plastic bag over his head.” The girl and Blair’s other surviving child, an 8-year-old boy, have been placed in the care of a relative. Blair, 35, is jailed on rst-degree child abuse charges, but prosecutors said Thursday that she could face murder charges depending on what the autopsies found. The prosecutor’s ofce said Friday that there would be no chang es in the charges over the weekend. WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he’s retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as leader of a party desperate to regain the Senate majority. Reid, 75, rose from hardscrabble beginnings in Nevada, and brought his amateur boxer’s tenacity to the pinnacle of congressional politics. Friends said his doggedness and indifference to popularity helped rebuff Republicans who ercely oppose Obama on health care, spending, immigration and other issues. But critics say Reid added to Washington’s poisonous partisanship, particularly by changing Senate libuster rules in 2013 to enable Obama to appoint more judges. On Friday, Schumer seized the inside track to succeed Reid as the Democratic Senate leader after next year’s elections. Potential rival Dick Durbin of Illinois said he would back Schumer. Durbin is currently Reid’s No. 2; Schumer is No. 3. Stylistically, Reid and Schumer are miles apart. Schumer is voluble, outgoing, eager to talk campaign strategy, on TV or anywhere else. He sometimes works with Republicans, including an ultimately unsuccessful effort to overhaul immigration laws in 2013. But Schumer, 64, is a partisan fighter too, hailed by colleagues as a top fundraiser and strategist. He headed the party’s Senate campaign operations in 2006 and 2008, when Democrats made sizable gains. Colleagues’ gratitude helped him surpass Durbin as Reid’s likely successor. Schumer, who spent much of Friday phoning fellow Democratic senators, said in a statement he was “humbled to have the support of so many of my colleagues.” Durbin said he hopes to retain the second-ranking leadership post, known as party whip. Allies of Sen. Patty Murray of Washington said she might also seek that job. Reid, who came to Congress in 1982, lost his role as Senate majority leader when last fall’s elections swept Republicans into power. He suffered serious eye and facial injuries on New Year’s Day while exercising at his Nevada home. He typically has won Nevada elections by narrow margins, and Republicans were heavily targeting him in 2016. Both parties now plan all-out bids for his open seat. In a video statement Friday, Reid said Democrats must retake the Senate majority and “it is inappropriate for me to soak up all those resources” while remaining the caucus leader. Obama called Reid “a ghter” who pushed for jobs, better health care and a safer environment. He also called the senator a friend, but the two aren’t exactly cozy. Obama has circumvented Reid to negotiate some tough budget deals with Republicans. In a break with protocol, Reid’s chief of staff publicly suggested Obama’s low popularity hurt Democrats in the 2014 elections. Reid, however, saves his sharpest barbs for Republicans. After calling then-President George W. Bush “a liar” and “a loser,” Reid apologized for the “loser” comment but not the “liar.” He once told Bush, “Your dog is fat.”Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader AP FILE PHOTOIn this Feb. 26 photo, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans on Friday vowed to reopen a charged debate over a fetus’ legal rights after prosecutors said they could not le homicide charges against a woman who allegedly cut an unborn child from her mother’s belly. Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett said he could not pursue a murder charge against Dynel Lane because the coroner found no evidence the baby was alive outside the womb. “On this point, Colorado law is absolutely unambiguous,” he said. Prosecutors say Lane lured Michelle Wilkins to her home last week with a Craigslist ad for baby clothes and attacked the 8-month-pregnant woman, cutting the baby girl from her belly. Wilkins, 26, survived and was released from a hospital Wednesday. On Friday, Lane was charged with attempted rst-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and unlawful termination of a pregnancy. She could face more than 100 years in prison if convicted, Garnett said. The unlawful termination charge was led under a new law intended to be a compromise between opponents and supporters of abortion rights. The maximum punishment for the felony is 32 years in prison, while a person convicted of homicide in the state could face the death penalty or life in prison without parole. Colorado has twice rejected proposals that would make the violent death of an unborn child a homicide, fearing they could interfere with abortion rights. State Senate President Bill Cadman announced Friday that Republicans would try for the third time to get such a measure passed. “This was a child. A child was murdered,” he said in statement. “That Coloradans have no way to hold the murderer responsible, or deliver justice for the victims, is a gap in Colorado’s justice system which can no longer be ignored.” At least 38 states have so-called fetal homicide laws. State Rep. Mike Foote, a Democrat and Boulder prosecutor who wrote the 2013 law creating the crime of an unlawful termination of pregnancy, contended that bill effectively gives Colorado a fetal homicide law. He noted many states have different penalties for fetal homicide and rst-degree murder. “We provided law enforcement and the courts the tools to provide justice in these types of cases,” Foote said. “This is a separate charge. It can be separately sentenced, and it acknowledges the loss that has occurred.” Wilkins’ family said in a statement they were aware of the charges and grateful for thoughts and prayers for her recovery. The charges came the same week California authorities arrested a woman they say masterminded a plot to kill mothers and steal their babies to pass off as her own after telling her married boyfriend she gave birth to his twins. In the Colorado case, Garnett said investigators found no evidence the baby ever took a breath. Under state law, a person can face a mur der charge in the death of a fetus only if there is evidence it survived apart from its mother.Officials: Womb-cutting case not murder LANE NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leader ship cruise four years ago that was sponsored by the fraternity’s national administration, the university’s president said Friday. President David Boren said the school inter viewed more than 160 people during its investigation into members of its now-defunct Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter who were captured on video taking part in the chant, which included references to lynching, a racial slur and the promise that the fraternity would never accept a black member. “That chant was learned and brought back to the local chapter,” Boren said at a news conference in which he disclosed the school investigation’s ndings. “Over time, the chant was formalized by the local chapter and was taught to pledges as part of the formal and informal pledgeship process.” A statement released Friday by the Evanston, Ill.-based national Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity said its own investigation is ongoing but conrmed the chant likely was shared during its annual six-day retreat. SAE’s Executive Director Blaine Ayers said in the statement he believes some members shared the chant during an informal “social gathering” outside of the normal slate of classes, seminars and other educational functions. “But our investigation to date shows no evidence the song was widely shared across the broader organization,” Ayers said. Boren said about 25 members of the school’s SAE chapter will face punishment ranging from two expulsions the school announced previously to mandatory community service and cultural sensitivity training. The video, which surfaced earlier this month, showed fraternity members yelling the chant on a chartered bus while headed to a formal event at an Oklahoma City country club with their dates, Boren said. Boren said the investigation found alcohol was “readily available” at the fraternity house before the start of the event, and that about a dozen high school students whom he described as “potential recruits” were also on the bus. Beginning in the fall, Boren said all current and future OU students will be required to take diversity training. After the video sur faced, Boren immediately severed ties with the local chapter, shuttered the fraternity house and expelled two members who led the chant. One of those students, Levi Pettit, publicly apologized at a news conference Wednesday in which he was anked by black community leaders. Pettit, who is from the Dallas enclave of Highland Park, answered a few questions from reporters but declined to say who taught him the chant. “The truth is what was said in that chant is disgusting. ... and after meeting with these people I’ve learned these words should never be repeated,” Pettit said.University of Oklahoma unveils racist chant probe findings


The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 WIRE Page 3 NATIONAL NEWS NEW YORK (Bloomberg) — Google is joining forces with Johnson & Johnson to develop a robotic-assisted surgical program, moving into a growing eld of medicine as the search-engine giant expands its health care investments. The companies will explore ways to add advanced imaging and sensors to surgical tools, helping doctors during operations. The partnership is through the life-sciences division of Google X labs, the company’s research unit that has funded projects such as self-driving cars. “We look forward to exploring how smart software could help give surgeons the information they need at just the right time during an operation,” Andy Conrad, head of the life sciences team at Google, said in a statement Friday. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The partnership will help J&J, the world’s largest maker of health care products, build upon the prototype it’s already developed for the core of a new robotic surgical system. “We knew that we needed a partner with a different skill set,” Gary Pruden, worldwide chairman of the global surgery group at New Brunswick, New Jersey-based J&J, said in a telephone interview. “We’re early in the partnership with Google life sciences. I would certainly say we have a multigenerational plan for the development for a fully capable product to bring to the market.” He said the plan is to build a “radically” different product that’s more exible and more cost-effective than what’s currently available. Robotic surgeries have been growing in popularity, and the pact will help J&J better compete against companies like Intuitive Surgical Inc.Google to develop robot surgical devices in pact with J&J adno=50467742 S UN C OAST H OME G ARDEN Advertisement Advertisement Luckily, Happy Home Services Design Expert Tammy Lockhart envisioned the perfect solution. “It didn’t need a major remodel,” said Lockhart. “All it needed was a facelift. With a new vanity and a few other changes, the customer got just what she wanted for a pleasantly surprising price.” The first order of business was removing the old partial vanity. After replacing it with a full vanity with extra drawers, there was plenty of useful storage space for the customer. The newly centered sink and countertop created extra surface space, which is now clutter-free due to the extra storage. Next, the full wall mirror was replaced with something slightly smaller. The dated medicine cabinet was completely removed. Both of these changes helped created a more modern, streamlined look. The dated fluorescent lighting was Want To Update The Look Of Your Bath? A Little Bit Goes A Long Way With Happy Home Services Updating the look of your bath doesn’t have to be costly and complicated. A few minor changes in key areas can lead to a significantly improved appearance. The Design Experts at Happy Home Services know just what to do, and they can help you get the modern look you want without spending a fortune. Recently, a customer came to Happy Home Services in need of more counter space in her bath area. Her 1980’s bathroom could not stand up to the demands of a 2015 lifestyle. removed and canned lights were put into place. Not only are the new lights more energy efficient, but they also provide brighter lighting. The exchange was more attractive and functional. A little blue paint and some bright white trim added the finishing touches. Other than an updated towel rack and toilet paper holder, the water closet was virtually unchanged. The end result was a beautiful bathroom that appeared to be completely remodeled for just a fraction of the expected cost. If you have been thinking of remodeling but are afraid that the price will be too far out of reach, think again. Let the Design Experts at Happy Home Services show you how easy it can be to come up with a creative solution for your lifestyle and budget. With in-store financing, making your dream home a reality has never been easier. Visit the Happy Home Services Design Center at 2144 El Jobean Road in Port Charlotte or call 941-7660115. In Punta Gorda, stop by the Cross Trails Plaza at 615 Cross Street. Let Happy Home Services give you peace of mind, greater value, and dependable service from their years of craftsmanship and experience. Be sure to log on to their website at and you’ll see for yourself that when it comes to your home, Happy Home Services can do it all. adno=50482152 adno=50467972 ~FloorteClassico Plank SalePrice$3.39/SF(materialonly)OfferExpires3/28/15 artfullycrafted,wonderfullywaterproof 261W.MarionAve PuntaGorda,FL (941)639-2610OtherStoreLocationsinFortMeyersandNaples Family Owned &Operated Since1951adno=50478832 FLOORCOVERING adno=50467860 Before After F o r F o r For A d v e r t i s i n g A d v e r t i s i n g Advertising O p p o r t u n i t i e s O p p o r t u n i t i e s Opportunities C a l l : C a l l : Call: 9 4 1 2 0 5 6 4 0 2 9 4 1 2 0 5 6 4 0 2 941-205-6402


Page 4 WIRE The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 FROM PAGE ONE ALMANAC Today is Saturday, March 28, the 87th day of 2015. There are 278 days left in the year. Today in history On March 28, 1979, America’s worst commercial nuclear accident occurred with a partial meltdown inside the Unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pa. On this dateIn 1515, St. Teresa of Avila was born Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada. In 1834, the U.S. Senate voted to censure President Andrew Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States. In 1854, during the Crimean War, Britain and France declared war on Russia. In 1898, the Supreme Court, in United States v. Wong Kim Ark, ruled that a child born in the United States to Chinese immigrants was a U.S. citizen. In 1930, the names of the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora were changed to Istanbul and Ankara. In 1935, the notorious Nazi propaganda film “Triumph des Willens” (Triumph of the Will), directed by Leni Riefenstahl, premiered in Berlin with Adolf Hitler present. In 1941, novelist and critic Virginia Woolf, 59, drowned herself near her home in Lewes, East Sussex, England. In 1955, John Marshall Harlan II was sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1965, an earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck La Ligua, Chile, leaving about 400 people dead or missing, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. In 1969, the 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, died in Washington D.C., at age 78. In 1987, Maria von Trapp, whose life story inspired the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music,” died in Morrisville, Vermont, at age 82. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush presented the Congres sional Gold Medal to the widow of U.S. Olympic legend Jesse Owens. Today’s birthdays Author Mario Vargas Llosa is 79. Country musician Charlie McCoy is 74. Actress Conchata Ferrell is 72. Actor Ken Howard is 71. Actress Dianne Wiest is 69. Country singer Reba McEntire is 60. Olympic gold medal gymnast Bart Conner is 57. Rapper Salt (Salt-N-Pepa) is 49. Actress Tracey Needham is 48. Actor Max Perlich is 47. Movie director Brett Ratner is 46. Country singer Rodney Atkins is 46. Actor Vince Vaughn is 45. Rock musician Dave Keuning is 39. Actress Annie Wersching is 38. Actress Julia Stiles is 34. Singer Lady Gaga is 29. WEST SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — State police in Pennsylvania say a trespassing suspect used his own credit card to jimmy open a garage door, then left it behind when the homeowner suddenly appeared and startled him. The important clue helped police arrest 41-year-old Brent Henry, of East Butler, on Saturday in Clay Township. Police tell the Butler Eagle that Henry used the card to pick the lock at a friend’s mobile home. Police say the homeowner heard a noise and caught Henry, who ran away but left the credit card behind. Police say Henry told them he planned to take some gasoline for another friend’s car. Online court records don’t list a defense attorney to comment on the charges.ODD NEWS Man left behind credit card used to jimmy door suffered from depression. The Duesseldorf University Hospital said Friday that Lubitz had been a patient there over the past two months and last went in for a “diagnostic evaluation” on March 10. It declined to provide details, citing medical condentiality, but denied reports it had treated Lubitz for depression. Neighbors described a man whose physical health was superb and road race records show Lubitz took part in several long-distance runs. “He denitely did not smoke. He really took care of himself. He always went jogging. ... He was very healthy,” said Johannes Rossmann, who lives a few doors from Lubitz’s home in Montabaur. People in Montabaur who knew Lubitz told The Associated Press that he had been thrilled with his job at Germanwings and seemed very happy. On Friday, no one was seen coming or going from his family’s large slate-roofed, two-story house in Montabaur as more than 100 journalists remained outside. Mayor Edmund Schaaf appealed to the media to show “consideration.” “Independent of whether the accusations against the co-pilot are true or not, we have sympathy for his family,” he said. Germanwings said that both pilots on the plane had medical clearance, and it had received no sick note for the day of the crash. Medical checkups are done by certied doctors and take place once a year. A German aviation ofcial told the AP that Lubitz’s le at the country’s Federal Aviation Ofce contained a notation that meant he needed “specic regular medical examination.” Such a notation could refer to either a physical or mental condition but the ofcial, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information, said Lubitz’s le did not specify which. German media have painted a picture of a man with a history of depression who had received psychological treatment, and who may have been set off by a falling-out with his girlfriend. Duesseldorf prosecutors, who are leading the German side of the probe, refused to comment on the anony mously sourced reports. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration had issued Lubitz a thirdclass medical certicate. In order to obtain such a certicate, a pilot must be cleared of psychological problems including psychosis, bipolar disorder and personality disorders. The certicate also means that he wasn’t found to be suffering from another mental health condition that “makes the person unable to safely perform the duties or exercise the privileges” of a pilot’s license. Carsten Spohr, the CEO of Germanwings’ parent company, Lufthansa, has said there was a “several-month” gap in Lubitz’s training six years ago, but didn’t elaborate. Following the disruption, he said, Lubitz “not only passed all medical tests but also his ight training, all ying tests and checks.”COPILOTFROM PAGE 1 review on appeal. The justices’ reasoning will be released within 90 days. The decision ends the long legal battle waged by Knox and Italian co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito to clear their names in the death of British student Meredith Kercher, after they spent nearly four years in prison immediately after the murder only to be freed when they were rst acquitted in 2011. The case aroused strong interest in three countries for its explosive mix of young love, murder and ip-op decisions by Italian courts. Across the Atlantic, a spontaneous shout of joy erupted from inside the Seattle home of Knox’s mother as the verdict was announced. Several relatives and supporters ltered into the backyard, where they hugged and cheered. Dalla Vedova said he called Knox to tell her the news, but said she couldn’t speak through her tears. “She was crying because she was so happy,” he said. Kercher, 21, was found dead Nov. 2, 2007, in the apartment that she shared with Knox and two other students. Her throat was slashed and she had been sexually assaulted. The Kercher family attorney, Francesco Maresca, was clearly disappointed by the decision. “I think that it’s a defeat for the Italian justice system,” he said. Kercher’s mother, Arline Kercher, told Britain’s Press Association news agency that she was “a bit surprised and very shocked.” “They have been convicted twice so it is a bit odd that it should change now,” she said. Knox and Sollecito were arrested a few days later after Kercher’s death. Eventually another man, Rudy Guede from Ivory Coast, was arrested, tried and convicted of the murder in a separate trial and is serving a 16-year sentence. The couple maintained their innocence, insisting that they had spent the evening together at Sollecito’s place watching a movie, smoking marijuana and making love. Knox and Sollecito were initially convicted by a Perugia court in 2009, then acquitted and freed in 2011, and then convicted again in 2014 in Florence after the Cassation court over turned the acquittals and ordered a new appeals trial. That Florence appeals conviction was over turned Friday. Knox had been convicted of slander for having falsely accused a Congolese man of the murder. That conviction was upheld by the high court Friday, but Knox has already served the three-year sentence in prison.KNOXFROM PAGE 1 its sixth anniversary in June, meaning it will have already lasted 14 months longer than the average expansion since the end of World War II. Before the war, periods of expansion tended to be shorter and the economy more volatile. “This recovery has been disappointing in terms of growth so far but if you are looking for a silver lining, it is that the slow rate of growth has allowed the economy to avoid the kinds of excesses that can lead to over-building, over-lending or other problems,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. “We are a long way from that.” The longest recovery on record was the 10year growth period that lasted from March 1991 to March 2001. But many economists believe this expansion could surpass that. Zandi said it may only be at the halfway point, meaning it could last another six years. Here are the factors that could weaken the economy, keep it going at the current modest pace or accelerate its growth in the months or years ahead:Risks of a slowdownThe biggest threats this year are international. While the United States is powering ahead, its major trading partners like Europe and Japan are lagging. Even China, the world’s second biggest economy, is grappling with slower growth. Weaker momentum overseas hurts sales of U.S. exports. Adding to the pressure is the dollar, which is strengthening as investors ock to dollar-denominated assets seeking better returns. The U.S. currency’s rise will act as a drag on exports, making American goods more expensive in foreign markets. U.S. growth could also be hurt by cutbacks in investment spending by businesses. In a report earlier this week, the government said orders to U.S. factories for long-last ing manufactured goods fell in February. Moreover, a key category that serves as a proxy for business investment spending fell for the sixth straight month. Part of that weakness reects cutbacks at U.S. energy companies, which are scaling back drilling plans in the face of tumbling oil prices.Slow and steadyThe U.S. economy has weathered a number of storms over the past six years — from a European debt crisis to last year’s polar vortex and frigid winter storms. Yet it managed to keep moving ahead. The severe winter last year threw the economy into reverse, with GDP contracting at an annual rate of 2.1 percent in the rst quarter of 2014. Analysts believe the economy is taking a similar, but less severe, hit this winter as well. Forecasters at Macroeconomic Advisers say this year’s winter storms will trim rstquarter growth by about 0.7 percentage point to around 1.7 percent.Accelerating growthWhile the bad weather depressed rst-quarter activity, many economists predict a solid bounce back in the second quar ter, similar to the MarchJune period of 2014 when growth jumped to 4.6 percent. This time around, the rebound is unlikely to be as dramatic since the rst-quarter contraction was not as deep. Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Global Economics, thinks that growth will rebound to a solid 3.4 percent rate in the April-June quarter and remain robust for the rest of the year, helped by consumers who are beneting from the equivalent of a tax cut with the big drop they have seen in gasoline prices. “Consumers are going to be the engine of growth for the U.S. economy this year,” Behravesh said. Other analysts are forecasting growth rate of about 3 percent for the full year, which would represent an improvement from 2.4 percent growth in 2014 and the strongest pace since 2005. Their optimism is driven from an impressive showing by the labor market, which logged the longest stretch of job creation in 17 years. The strong job gains are expected to continue this year. With more people working, consumer spending — which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity — should remain brisk. Hopes for the current recovery stem from the extremely low rates of ination — just a rise of 1.1 percent in the fourth quarter, according to a price gauge tied to the GDP. That is below the Fed’s 2 percent target and means the central bank will not be in a rush to begin raising interest rates.ECONOMICFROM PAGE 1 a Melbourne Beach Republican, opposed the bill. “This bill will cost taxpayers on the front end, this will cost parents on the back end and this is going to eliminate school choice for the students that attend,” Tobia said. The House also voted 107-3 to ease the penalties associated with violating the state’s class size limits. A 2002 state constitutional amendment limits classes in core subjects to 18 students in kindergar ten through third grade, 22 in fourth through eighth grade and 25 in high school. The state now penalizes districts for every class over those limits. The bill (HB 665) would impose penalties based on the overall school average class size. But it would also end the state’s ability to take money away from districts that fail to meet the limits. Instead districts with oversized classes would be allowed to keep the penalty money and spend it on reducing their own class sizes. Rep. George Moraitis, a Fort Lauderdale Republican, called it a “common sense” change that would ensure that money is spent in the classroom. But Rep. Mark Pafford, the House Democratic leader, contended that the change would remove any incentive for districts to follow class size limits. He called it a “death by a thousand cuts.” Since 2003 the state has spent nearly $30 billion on class size requirements. Most of that money has been used to hire additional teachers. The House on Friday also voted 75-35 for a bill that would allow charter schools to get a share of local school district construction money if the Legislature did not set aside a certain amount. Democrats did not debate the bill (HB 7037) but Pafford in a written statement said the bill would “starve public schools.”UNIFORMSFROM PAGE 1 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server “clean,” permanently deleting all emails from it, the Republican chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Friday. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said the former secretary of state has failed to produce a single new document in recent weeks and has refused to relinquish her server to a third party for an independent review, as Gowdy has requested. Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, said Gowdy was looking in the wrong place. In a six-page letter released late Friday, Kendall said Clinton had turned over to the State Department all work-related emails sent or received during her tenure as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. “The Department of State is therefore in possession of all Secretary Clinton’s work-related emails from the (personal email) account,” Kendall wrote. Kendall also said it would be pointless for Clinton to turn over her server, even if legally authorized, since “no emails ... reside on the server or on any backup systems associated with the server.” Clinton, a likely Democratic presidential candidate, faced a Friday deadline to respond to a subpoena for emails and documents related to Libya, including the 2012 attacks in a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya. The Benghazi committee demanded further documents and access to the server after it was revealed that Clinton used a private email account and server during her tenure at the State Department. Gowdy said he will work with House leaders to consider options. Speaker John Boehner has not ruled out a vote in the full House to force Clinton to turn over the server if she declines to make it available by an April 3 deadline set by Gowdy. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Benghazi panel, said Kendall’s letter conrmed “what we all knew: that Secretary Clinton already produced her ofcial records to the State Department, that she did not keep her personal emails and that the Select Committee has already obtained her emails relating to the attacks in Benghazi.”Gowdy: Clinton wiped email server clean


The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 WIRE Page 5 WORLD NEWS | WORLDIraqi Shiite cleric calls for unity after militia pulloutBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s most revered Shiite cleric on Friday called for unity among the country’s forces battling the Islamic State group after most of the Iran-backed Shiite militias pulled out of the offensive in the militant-held city of Tikrit in protest over U.S. airstrikes there. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani’s appeal came a day after the militias, which had been instrumental so far in the operation to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown, announced their boycott of the Tikrit offensive. The U.S. got involved in the operation and started providing airstrikes on Wednesday in support of the mission at the request of Iraq’s government.Astronauts blast off for one year on space stationBAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — American astronaut Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko blasted off ear ly Saturday on a mission to spend an entire year away from the Earth. The trip is NASA’s rst attempt at a one-year spaceight, anticipating Mars expeditions that would last two to three years. Their Soyuz space capsule set off from Russia’s manned space launch facility on the steppes of Kazakhstan at 1:42 a.m. (1942 GMT Friday; 4:42 p.m. EDT Friday) and was to dock with the International Space Station about six hours later after making four orbits of the planet. Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka of Russia was also aboard their Soyuz capsule. He is scheduled for the standard six-month tour of duty aboard the space station. Kelly’s identical twin Mark, a retired astronaut, agreed to take part in many of the same medical experiments as his orbiting sibling to help scientists see how a body in space compares with its genetic double on Earth. They are 51.Ukraine PM: Russia could spark new offensiveKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s prime minister has told The Associated Press that Russia plans to eliminate his country as an independent state and could spark a new offensive in the east to achieve that aim. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said in an interview Friday that Russia was uninterested in de-escalating Ukraine’s conict with separatist forces, despite its commitment to maintain a peace deal made in February. Ukraine and the West accuse Russia of direct involvement in the separatist conict in eastern Ukraine which has left over 6,000 dead in the last year. Moscow denies that charge.Israel to stop withholding Palestinian tax revenuesJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Friday that it will transfer Palestinian tax revenues it has been withholding as punishment for the Palestinians’ application to join the International Criminal Court. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ofce said the decision was made following the recommendation of Israel’s security establishment and because of humanitarian consider ations. Israel has been under international pressure to release the frozen funds and Israeli security ofcials had warned that continuing to hold back the revenue could spark violence.Syria’s Assad calls chemical attack allegations ‘propaganda’BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad has rejected allegations that his military used bar rel bombs or chlorine gas against opposition-held areas, calling the accusations “malicious propaganda.” In an interview with CBS News, the Syrian leader also said that he would be open to a dialogue with the United States, but that it must be “based on mutual respect.” CBS published excerpts of the interview online Friday. The Syrian opposition and activists say government helicopters dropped bombs containing chlorine gas on the town of Sarmin in northwestern Syria’s Idlib province on March 16, killing six people.Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop EbolaFREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone’s 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a nal push to rid itself of Ebola. Thousands of teams were out reminding people how Ebola is spread and how to prevent it. Teams were also going to search for Ebola cases, particularly in regions around the capital and in the north, where are-ups persist. Streets were largely empty Friday except for police on patrols and soldiers and their checkpoints. Muslims were allowed to go to Friday prayers but attendance was low, and the streets emptied quickly after ser vices. Christians will be allowed to go to church on Sunday.Official: 1,500 North Caucasus people fight in Iraq, SyriaMOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian official says about 1,500 residents of Russia’s North Caucasus are fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. Sergei Melikov, President Vladimir Putin’s envoy to the North Caucasus, says at least five militants who came back after fighting in Syria were killed in security sweeps last year. Melikov said Thursday the Islamic State group poses a “very serious threat” to the North Caucasus, Russian news agencies reported. He said efforts are needed to prevent young people from joining the ranks of militants. Melikov’s comment echoed Putin’s speech to senior officials of the Federal Security Service, the main KGB successor agency, in which he said one of its top priorities should be tracking Russian citizens who have left to fight alongside the Islamic State group. STOCKHOLM (AP) — Lufthansa could face “unlimited” compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French Alps and it would be difcult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday. Under a treaty governing deaths and injuries aboard international ights, airlines are required to compensate relatives of victims for proven damages of up to a limit currently set at about $157,000 — regardless of what caused the crash. But higher compensation is possible if a carrier is held liable. “So more or less you will have unlimited nancial damage,” said Marco Abate, a German aviation lawyer. To avoid liability, a carrier has to prove that the crash wasn’t due to “negligence or other wrongful act” by its employees, according to Article 21 of the 1999 Montreal Convention. That would be a difcult argument to make when a pilot intentionally crashes a plane into a mountain, and one that Lufthansa would likely avoid as it could further damage the brand, Abate said. Investigators say the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 locked himself into the cockpit and slammed the Airbus A320 into the Alps. Germanwings is a subsidiary of Lufthansa. Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr on Thursday said the airline would honor “international arrangements regulating liability” and noted that it already has offered immediate nancial aid to anyone requiring it. He didn’t mention any gures. How much the air line ends up paying in compensation will depend on where claims are led. The options in this case, a German ight en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, are many, said Dutch lawyer Sander de Lang. “For example, French law because that is where it ... crashed, German law because in most cases the passengers had return tickets to and from Germany. But some people may have bought tickets in Spain, then Spanish law could be appropriate,” he said. In some countries including the Netherlands, there’s no compensation for emotional suffering, he said. Damages are typically much lower in Europe than in the U.S., where in domestic air crashes, juries have awarded plaintiffs sometimes millions of dollars per passenger. The families of the three American victims could sue the airline in U.S. courts. Article 33 of the Montreal Convention states that a passenger’s “principal and permanent residence” is used to determine jurisdiction for lawsuits regarding passenger deaths or injuries. Abate said that in German courts, damages for pain and suffering typically don’t exceed 10,000 euros ($11,000). However, Lufthansa could face much bigger claims for loss of financial sup port. If the breadwinner of a family was killed in a plane crash, the survivors can sue for years of lost income, Abate said. Several analysts said Lufthansa will probably reach settlements with relatives of victims to avoid going to court. Once the shock and grief subsides, the compensation issues should be resolved quickly, said Wouter Munten, a Dutch lawyer representing relatives of victims of last year’s downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine. “People always say take your time for grief,” he said. “But not everyone has the luxury to wait. Children have to be fed and go to school.”German airline could face ‘unlimited’ damages for Alps crash AP PHOTOPeople and family members of a victim pay tribute Friday next to a stele and owers laid in memory of the victims in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France. SANAA, Yemen (AP) — As airstrikes in Yemen intensied on their second day Friday, Egypt and Saudi Arabia were considering an intervention on the ground, aimed at giving the president a secure foothold to return to the country, while backing Sunni tribesmen to ght against Shiite rebels and their allies, military ofcials said. A likely entry point for troops from the Saudi-led Arab coalition was the southern port of Aden, the Yemeni and Egyptian military ofcials told The Associated Press. But that could be a tough prospect: The city is already a battleground, and on Friday forces loyal to the rebels’ top ally, former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, were advancing toward it. The ofcials’ comments to the AP draw broad outlines for the likely strategy for the ambitious campaign launched Thursday, led by Saudi Arabia with a major role by its ally Egypt. The aim, they said, was to carve out enough room for President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who was forced to ee the country from Aden, to return. Longerterm, the campaign aims to wear down the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, and Saleh’s forces, enough to reach a power-sharing accord. The ofcials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the plans. “The credibility and legitimacy of President Hadi erode with every day he spends outside the country,” said one Yemeni military ofcial. Hadi ed by boat from Aden on Wednesday, making his way to Saudi Arabia, and on Friday arrived in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh for an Arab summit due to start the following day. The forces of Saleh appear to be a key concern. Saleh ruled Yemen with an autocratic hand for nearly 40 years until he was forced out and replaced by Hadi in 2012 following an Arab Spring uprising. But he remained in Yemen and kept the loyalty of many military commanders. One Yemeni ofcial Friday estimated that 70 percent of the army is loyal to Saleh, including many of the best armed and trained units based around the country. Those pro-Saleh troops have been ghting alongside the Iranian-allied Houthis, enabling them to take over the capital Sanaa and much of the country over the past months — at least 10 of Yemen’s 21 provinces. Saudi Arabia and fellow Sunni-led allies in the Gulf and the Middle East view the Houthi takeover as an attempt by Iran to establish a proxy on the kingdom’s southern border. Iran and the Houthis deny that Tehran arms the rebel movement, though it says it provides diplomatic and humanitarian support. Washington says the U.S. is providing refueling tankers and surveillance ights for the Saudi operations, and there are several U.S. troops working in the operations center, but the U.S is not taking direct military action. A second day of intense airstrikes by Saudi Arabia and its allies hammered Sanaa and ve other provinces, hitting bases of units loyal to Saleh. They struck in Saleh’s stronghold of Samhan, outside Sanaa, where Saleh is believed to have ed, and the Houthis’ main stronghold, the mountainous northern region of Saada, where the group’s leader AbdulMalik Houthi is located. At least 24 civilians were killed in Friday’s strikes, bringing the toll from two days to 45 civilians, Yemen’s Interior Ministry said. The Houthis’ TV station showed footage from a market in Saada it said was struck by missiles, with images of charred bodies and wrecked vehicles. Yemeni security ofcials said around 80 ghters from Houthi or Saleh forces have been killed in the strikes. The ofcials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the press. By Friday afternoon, more than 40 percent of Yemen’s air defenses were destroyed, according to Yemeni Brig. Gen. Saleh al-Subaihi, a pro-Hadi ofcer. Also Friday, Saudi and Egyptian warships deployed to Bab al-Mandab, the strategic strait off Yemen at the entrance of the Red Sea, Egyptian military ofcials said. The strait gives the only access to Egypt’s Suez Canal from the Arabian Sea and is a vital passage for shipping between Europe and Asia. On his party website, Saleh proposed a ceasere by the coalition, Hadi’s forces and the Houthis — without mentioning his own — and a return to U.N.sponsored negotiations. But all sides appeared to be moving to confrontation in the south. “We are used to long wars,” Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdel-Salam said. “The situation in the south is much better than before. ... There is full readiness.”Warships move in as airstrikes widen in Yemen adno=50471075


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Dear CW: While the U.S. was imposing sanctions on Iraq, Iraq’s sovereign bonds traded between 10 cents and 11 cents on the dollar. After the U.S. invasion, a settlement was negotiated by the Paris Club at 32 cents on the dollar. The Paris Club, an informal group of international ofcials, assists debtor nations in coordinating their debt solutions with creditor nations, helping them settle their sovereign debt. And the London Club helps nations settle loans that were extended to debtor nations by private banks and corporations. Since 1956, the Paris Club has brokered 430 debt agreements with 91 nations, totaling nearly $600 billion. Last July, Russia agreed to write off Cuba’s $32 billion of Soviet-era debt, reducing Cuba’s foreign debt (bonds and loans) to $19 billion. Last December, Obama decided to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba. Resultantly, some of Cuba’s debt, particularly the 4.5 percent Batista bonds you mentioned, became attractive. Fidel Castro defaulted on the bonds in 1960. Now some speculators suggest they’re attractive. These bonds, called 77s because of their 1977 maturity date, may, in the future, be settled between 26 cents and 48 cents on the dollar, giving speculators a potential return of 180 to 490 percent. And yes, the 77s could be an excellent speculation, though too rank for my blood. But you can’t buy those bonds, because a silly 18-yearold statute prevents U.S. citizens from investing in or owning Cuban assets. A legitimate way to own the 77s is to purchase the unimpressive Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund (CUBA-$9.27), a $27 million closed-end fund that owns, among other Latin investments, Cuban bonds with a $1.6 million face value. If you have a relative in Canada, he can purchase the 77s for you, but be mindful that family members are often the worst people with whom to conduct a business transaction. And recognize that this transaction would also involve currency risk as you convert U.S. dollars into Canadian dollars to buy the 77s. There would be additional currency risks when selling the 77s, because you would need to convert Canadian dollars back into U.S. dollars. Current law dictates that before the U.S. can lift its embargo against Cuba, that nation must reach a settlement with U.S. corporations whose businesses were seized by the Castro government in 1960. There’s quiet talk that Raul Castro has met with Paris Club and London Club members, which is why there seems to be an interest in the 77s. Email Malcolm Berko at bonds Malcolm Berko Mobile payment services have made it ever so easy to collect pay ment by credit card at a remote location such as a customer’s site or craft show. It is convenient for the customer and great for your cash ow. In this and the next column, I provide some information about ve mobile payment processors. All of them use an app that you download to a smartphone or tablet. Four of the ve use a device inserted in the microphone port to scan the credit card. The fth uses the phone or tablet camera. First, a Biz Owner Academy announcement. Spreadsheets are a very useful business management tool. The Port Charlotte SCORE Biz Owner Academy will conduct a one hour how-to live demo for novices on how to set up and use spreadsheets as a business management tool. It will be at 7:30 a.m. on April 8 in Suite 411, 1777 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Refreshments will be provided. Tuition is $15. Reservations are mandatory as seating is limited to four. To reserve a seat, send an email to, attention Bill McCabe, who will be the instructor. One of the rst mobile payment providers to penetrate the market was Square. It can be used on most Apple (iOS 6.0 and up) and Android (OS 4.0 and up) devices. In design and function it is simple and easy to use. The device and software are free. Square’s fee structure is simple. For processing a card swipe transaction processed through its providers, it charges 2.75 percent and for a manually entered transaction 3.5 percent plus 15 cents. It is a lot less formal than conventional xed terminal payment processing services. If you want to stop using it, you simply stop using it. Reviewers criticize it for poor telephone help desk service and for overzealous security that sometimes results in the freezing of user assets when transactions are deemed to be dubious. However, they praise it for its ease of use and the simplicity of its pricing structure. Intuit, the makers of QuickBooks, offers Go Payment. It can be used on most Apple (iOS 6.0 and up) and Android (OS 2.4 and up) devices. It requires that you have a merchant account with Intuit making it more complicated to set up. It charges new customers $50 for the device. Its fee structure is complicated. Basic users pay 2.40 percent plus 25 cents per swiped transaction, 3.40 percent plus 25 cents per keyed transaction, an additional 15 cents transaction fee for non-qualied transactions and a 20 cents batch fee. Pro users pay a $19.95 monthly fee, 1.75 percent plus 25 cents per swiped transaction, 3.15 percent plus 25 cents per keyed transaction, an additional 15 cents transaction fee for non-qualied transactions and a 20 cents batch fee. Users with less than $3,500 in transactions will want to use the basic option. It operates like a conventional xed terminal payment processing service. If you want to stop using it, you must go through a formal process to cancel the contract. Reviewers criticize it for its complex fee structure, more complicated set up and the formality of its structure. They praise it for its integration with QuickBooks and its somewhat better support services. Next time PayAnywhere, Flint Mobile and PayPal Here. Take advantage of free advice from experienced business managers or owners who serve as mentors with Port Charlotte SCORE. Arrange for a SCORE mentor by clicking on Local Mentoring at www.portcharlottescore. org. Or, call 941-743-6179 and leave a message asking that a mentor be assigned.SCORE Talk: Mobile payment services SCORE CounselorBill McCabe NEW YORK (AP) — A tough week on the stock market ended quietly Friday. Major indexes notched modest gains, not nearly enough to make up for the four previous days of losses. It wound up being the second-worst week for the market so far this year. The Dow Jones industrial average remains down slightly for 2015, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index is essentially at. There was no one major catalyst to move the market one way or another Friday. Biotechnology stocks, battered over the last week, were among the top gainers, while energy stocks lagged as the price of oil fell. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 34.43 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,712.66. The S&P 500 rose 4.87 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,061.02 and the Nasdaq composite rose 27.86 points, or 0.6 percent, to 4,891.22. Stocks fell most of the week due to a combination of weaker-than-expected economic data and concerns that the rapid rise of the dollar may crimp U.S. corporate earnings. Companies start releasing their rst-quarter results next month. The biggest sell-off came on Wednesday, when a report showed orders at U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in February, the latest disappointing data suggesting the U.S. economy has hit a soft patch. The Dow plunged nearly 300 points that day. The question is whether the U.S. economy is really slowing down or whether the phenomenon can be blamed on the nasty winter weather. In addition to rst-quarter earnings reports, investors will also be watching the Labor Department’s monthly job markets survey, due out April 3, for insight into how the economy is doing.Stocks close with slight gains


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The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 WIRE Page 9 STATE NEWS TALLAHASSEE (News Service of Florida) — Florida marched one step closer Friday to requiring American and state ags ying at government buildings to be sewn in the United States with home-grown materials. The House voted 110-2 to approve a measure (HB 225) called the “AllAmerican Flag Act.” The bill, which awaits Senate action, would require U.S. and Florida ags pur chased by governments in Florida after Jan. 1, 2016, to be made from materials grown, produced and manufactured in the United States. Rep. Bob Cortes, R-Altamonte Springs, said the bill sends a message that “here in Florida, we don’t want the living representations of our state and country to be made overseas.” Rep. Richard Stark, D-Weston, said while the proposal restrains trade, it’s one that lawmakers can’t oppose. “I don’t want to be on the record voting against this,” Stark said. “We love this country. And we hope that the ags are made here. But now we’re mandating that they are made here.” Rep. John Tobia, R-Melbourne Beach, was one of two lawmakers willing to take the chance of voting against the proposal. Tobia said the bill creates an anti-capitalism mandate. “The ag is not literal, it’s symbolic,” Tobia said. “Let me tell you what the ag does not stand for: anti-government, anti-competitive practices, government mandates and wasteful spending of tax dollars.” Tobia was joined in opposing the measure by Rep. Mike Hill, a Pensacola Beach Republican who is a tea party stalwart. But home-grown American ag sentiment was strong in the House, where Cortes said he veried that the ags in the chamber were American-made. Rep. Jimmie Smith, an Inverness Republican and veteran of Desert Storm, said the last honor he will ever get from the government is a “ag-draped cofn. And God bless, I hope it is America-made.” Rep. Charles Van Zant, R-Keystone Heights, argued that those who oppose the bill assume Chinese producers can make cheaper ags. “We have already been paying a great price for dealing with the Chinese,” Van Zant said. “And I submit to you, the quality and competitive spirit of the American people will prove out that even economically we should build our own ags.” Rep. Dane Eagle, R-Cape Coral, acknowledged that the measure is a mandate. But, he added, unlike other state mandates on local govern ments, this one “honors our fallen heroes.” “We’re asking them to purchase a ag that symbolizes our country, to purchase a ag that is made in this country,” Eagle said. “I don’t think that is such a hard thing to do.” The mandate, however, could be hard to enforce. A legislative staff analysis said the measure doesn’t contain any method to verify that ags pur chased by state and local government agencies are manufactured in the United States from domestic materials. The Senate version of the proposal (SB 590) awaits a oor vote, having already cleared three committees with only one vote in opposition. Congress considered a similar measure in 2012 after the Los Angeles Times reported that there were $3.6 million in U.S. ags imported into the United States, with most from China.Florida lawmakers want flags made in USA TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida legislators led more than 1,700 bills for consideration during their two-month session that ends in May. Some are routine, some deal with high-prole issues such as abortion and guns, and some are just odd. Here’s a look at a few that fall into the last category:Underwear, overwearIt would be illegal for stores to let customers try on intimate apparel unless they do so over their clothes or with a protective shield. The bill describes intimate ap parel as “lower undergar ments, including lingerie and swimsuit bottoms.”Shaking up shacking upAn 1868 law bans shacking up, and a new bill would repeal the outdated restriction. The law allows for a punishment of a $500 ne and 60 days in jail when an unmarried man and woman live together and have sex — but it is no longer enforced.Slungshots? SureA slungshot is a mar itime tool — essentially a rope with a weight that’s wrapped in a knot called a monkey fist. Its intended purpose is to help sailors toss lines, but they were outlawed after they became a popular weapon among 19th-century street gangs. The bill would legalize the tool, which is popular with survivalists.Another holidayThe second Monday in October would become Sir Lancelot Jones Day. Jones was born on the bottom of a small boat off the coast of Miami in 1898. He lived on Porgy Key in Biscayne Bay and was a Key lime farmer and shing guide to several presidents. He is credited with leading the movement to create Biscayne National Park.Long-distance friendshipA resolution would encourage “the creation of a Turkish-Floridian Friendship Task Force to further the long-standing relationship between this state and the Republic of Turkey, build upon time-honored friendships, and promote the cultural, educational, academic, political, and economic ties between these two great states.”Toilet timeRetail stores or employ ees could be ned $50 if they don’t let customers with irritable bowel syndrome and similar diseases use employee bathrooms that otherwise aren’t for public use. The customers would have to present a note from a doctor when asking to use the bathroom.Seatbelt exemptionThe bill would exempt rural letter carriers from the state’s mandatory seatbelt law. An analysis of the bill doesn’t address how many letter carriers have been ticketed under current law.Some of Florida’s unusual bills this year anti-competitive American-made. Storm, said the last honor he will ever get become Sir Lancelot Jones Miami in 1898. He lived on Porgy Key in Biscayne Bay | STATE BRIEFSRabies alert issued for Sarasota neighborhoodSARASOTA — A 60-day rabies alert has been issued for the Honore Avenue and Bahia Vista Street areas of Sarasota County. Laboratory conr mation was received Wednesday by the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County that a goat that lived in that area and which was discovered acting aggressively, tested positively for rabies, according to a report by the Sarasota County Department of Health. In an abundance of caution, the goat was euthanized and its head sent to DOH State Lab in Tampa for testing, the report states. Health ofcials say another goat in the tribe had been attacked by an unknown animal about 10 days ago.Angry birds chase people at parkMELBOURNE (AP) — Ofcials say some out-ofcontrol birds are chasing people and tying up trafc at a central Florida park. Ducks, geese, ibis, seagulls and other birds that ock to the 30-acre Wells Park in Melbourne are losing their fear of people. This week, workers installed ‘Feeding Wildlife Prohibited’ signs. City Manager Mike McNees told Florida Today three white geese when after him as he jogged in the park this week. He says he had a hard time scaring the birds off and fears an older person or a child may not be able to ght back. Parks manager Steve Graham says people love to feed the ducks, but something has to be done. Nearby resident Lynda Storer disagrees with the feeding crackdown. She says only the geese are aggressive. adno=493225


Page 10 WIRE The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 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: 03/28/15556471756962 TODAY Sunshine and breezy73 / 5210% chance of rainPleasant with plenty of sunshine75 / 510% chance of rain SUNDAY Pleasant with plenty of sunshine78 / 540% chance of rain MONDAY Nice with plenty of sunshine82 / 590% chance of rain TUESDAY Partly sunny and pleasant85 / 6310% chance of rain WEDNESDAYAir Quality Index readings as of FridayMain pollutant: ozoneForecasts and graphics, except for the WINK-TV 5-day forecast, provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Punta Gorda through 5 p.m. Friday24 hours through 5 p.m. Friday 0.76” Month to date 1.52” Normal month to date 2.89” Year to date 5.75” Normal year to date 7.12” Record 1.25” (2003) High/Low 82/68 Normal High/Low 82/59 Record High 90 (2011) Record Low 38 (2013) Today Sun. Today Sun. Today Sun.Apalachicola 68 47 s 68 55 s Bradenton 71 54 s 73 53 s Clearwater 69 54 s 72 54 s Coral Springs 74 56 s 76 57 s Daytona Beach 69 47 s 66 49 s Fort Lauderdale 74 59 s 75 62 s Fort Myers 75 52 s 77 52 s Fort Pierce 72 48 s 72 51 s Gainesville 66 39 s 67 42 s Jacksonville 63 39 s 62 42 s Key Largo 77 60 pc 77 61 s Key West 76 67 pc 77 68 s Kissimmee 69 49 s 70 50 s Lakeland 68 48 s 71 47 s Melbourne 71 51 s 70 51 s Miami 76 59 s 78 61 s Naples 75 56 s 79 56 s Ocala 67 41 s 69 42 s Okeechobee 73 47 s 73 47 s Orlando 70 49 s 71 49 s Panama City 63 47 s 67 55 s Pensacola 64 48 s 68 60 s Pompano Beach 74 57 s 75 60 s St. Augustine 63 46 s 61 47 s St. Petersburg 69 55 s 73 56 s Sanford 70 47 s 69 48 s Sarasota 71 53 s 74 52 s Tallahassee 65 40 s 69 43 s Tampa 70 54 s 72 54 s Titusville 70 49 s 68 50 s Vero Beach 70 49 s 71 52 s West Palm Beach 74 55 s 76 59 s Winter Haven 70 50 s 71 50 sToday 1:41p 5:54a 10:33p 4:52p Sun. 2:04p 6:54a --6:38p Today 12:18p 4:10a 9:10p 3:08p Sun. 12:41p 5:10a 10:43p 4:54p Today 11:23a 2:31a 8:15p 1:29p Sun. 11:46a 3:31a 9:48p 3:15p Today 2:13p 6:23a 11:05p 5:21p Sun. 2:36p 7:23a --7:07p Today 10:33a 2:49a 7:25p 1:47p Sun. 10:56a 3:49a 8:58p 3:33p N 10-20 2-4 Light NNW 10-20 3-6 Moderate 73/52 74/47 75/49 76/52 73/47 72/48 75/47 74/47 75/49 70/54 71/54 74/56 72/54 75/52 73/49 74/49 75/50 74/47 74/47 71/48 70/50 70/48 70/50 69/55 73/47 70/56 73/54 71/54 73/47 71/53 72/53 71/48 71/53 69/54 72/55 75/53 74/5176 Pollen Index readings as of Friday Today Sun. Today Sun. Today Sun. Today Sun.Albuquerque 80 44 s 78 47 pc Anchorage 46 32 s 47 32 sh Atlanta 53 32 pc 59 48 s Baltimore 42 22 c 48 34 s Billings 72 40 s 66 44 s Birmingham 48 32 c 62 52 pc Boise 60 36 pc 65 40 s Boston 36 24 sn 40 31 pc Buffalo 27 14 c 40 34 pc Burlington, VT 28 13 sf 40 29 s Charleston, WV 39 20 c 54 39 pc Charlotte 52 26 s 56 42 s Chicago 36 24 s 46 33 sh Cincinnati 39 22 pc 53 39 pc Cleveland 28 19 pc 46 34 pc Columbia, SC 57 33 s 59 43 s Columbus, OH 34 19 s 49 36 pc Concord, NH 35 19 sf 41 24 pc Dallas 81 54 s 82 60 s Denver 77 41 s 65 42 pc Des Moines 49 36 pc 62 37 pc Detroit 37 20 s 46 34 sh Duluth 44 31 s 49 29 c Fairbanks 46 20 pc 47 20 pc Fargo 50 39 pc 57 31 pc Hartford 38 22 sf 43 30 s Helena 54 35 sh 64 40 s Honolulu 85 70 pc 85 70 pc Houston 80 58 s 81 64 s Indianapolis 39 23 s 49 36 c Jackson, MS 63 43 pc 75 57 s Kansas City 52 37 s 67 37 pc Knoxville 45 24 s 58 44 s Las Vegas 90 59 s 87 59 pc Los Angeles 82 60 s 79 58 pc Louisville 45 25 pc 59 41 c Memphis 46 36 c 68 54 s Milwaukee 37 26 s 44 34 sh Minneapolis 41 35 s 54 32 pc Montgomery 56 39 pc 65 50 s Nashville 48 25 s 60 47 pc New Orleans 71 58 s 77 64 s New York City 41 25 sf 45 36 s Norfolk, VA 46 30 pc 47 38 s Oklahoma City 78 52 s 78 48 s Omaha 54 38 s 63 35 s Philadelphia 43 25 c 46 36 s Phoenix 95 65 s 95 67 pc Pittsburgh 31 19 c 46 35 pc Portland, ME 38 22 sf 41 29 pc Portland, OR 62 45 c 66 46 pc Providence 40 24 sn 42 30 pc Raleigh 48 26 pc 53 39 s Salt Lake City 71 40 s 68 39 pc St. Louis 47 32 pc 61 38 c San Antonio 80 53 s 81 61 s San Diego 77 62 pc 74 61 pc San Francisco 70 51 pc 71 53 s Seattle 58 50 sh 60 49 sh Washington, DC 45 29 c 51 41 s Amsterdam 51 45 r 50 42 r Baghdad 83 63 pc 84 64 sh Beijing 75 46 s 74 53 pc Berlin 49 41 pc 55 40 r Buenos Aires 75 58 s 80 61 s Cairo 75 60 sh 76 58 s Calgary 52 33 sh 60 34 pc Cancun 83 70 pc 82 72 pc Dublin 55 41 sh 51 37 r Edmonton 48 29 r 55 33 pc Halifax 34 23 sn 34 24 pc Kiev 56 36 c 41 37 r London 57 48 pc 55 44 r Madrid 73 42 s 70 44 s Mexico City 69 50 pc 71 47 pc Montreal 30 15 c 39 30 pc Ottawa 27 13 c 39 27 c Paris 60 50 r 55 50 r Regina 56 29 pc 52 32 s Rio de Janeiro 85 75 pc 85 75 t Rome 64 44 s 64 48 pc St. John’s 36 28 r 35 19 sn San Juan 87 74 s 86 72 pc Sydney 74 62 s 77 64 pc Tokyo 64 51 pc 64 54 r Toronto 31 16 c 41 31 pc Vancouver 55 45 sh 56 46 r Winnipeg 43 34 pc 45 27 c 73/50High ..................... 96 at Thermal, CALow ............... -5 at Land O’Lakes, WIFt. Myers 75/52 sun none Punta Gorda 74/49 sun none Sarasota 71/53 sun none Full Apr 4 Last Apr 11 New Apr 18 First Apr 25 Today 2:12 p.m. 3:00 a.m. Sunday 3:04 p.m. 3:43 a.m. Today 7:24 a.m. 7:43 p.m. Sunday 7:23 a.m. 7:44 p.m. Today 1:24a 7:36a 1:48p 8:00p Sun. 2:08a 8:20a 2:31p 8:43p Mon. 2:50a 9:01a 3:12p 9:23p(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday) MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2015 2014 Avg. 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SPORTSSaturday, March 28, 2015 @ S unCoastSports SunCoastSportsNow .com Sports Editor: Mark Lawrence INDEX | Lottery 2 | Golf 2 | Hometown heroes 2 | Community calendar 2 | Baseball 3 | College basketball 4-5 | NBA 5 | Quick hits 5 | Scoreboard 6 | Preps 7 | Auto racing 7 AP PHOTOWith the Mahaey Theater and Al Lang Stadium in the background, Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, drives onto Dan Wheldon Way during Friday’s practice session for the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg along the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront.ST. PETERSBURG — Will Power shook off a sixmonth layoff by pacing the opening practice of the IndyCar season. The defending series champion wasted no time shooting to the top of the leaderboard as he weaved through the streets of St. Petersburg, site of Sunday’s season-opening race. Power’s title run began on this 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary street circuit with a win in last year’s opener. It was the rst of three wins for the Australian, who nally broke through with his rst series championship after losing three consecutive titles from 2010 through 2012. Now that he has his crown, Power is deter mined not to let up one bit. “Winning the championship was absolutely satisfying for me, it’s something I don’t have to worry about anymore,” Power said. “But now that a new season is here, you don’t even think about IndyCar returns to track AUTO RACING: IndyCar St. Petersburg end 6-month offseasonBy JENNA FRYERASSOCIATED PRESS GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURGWHO: IndyCar Series season opener WHEN: Qualifying, today, 4:15 p.m.; race, Sunday, 3 p.m. WHERE: 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary street course in downtown St. Petersburg TV: ABC TICKETS: $25-$100, 1-877725-8849 or online via www. DEFENDING CHAMP: Will Power INSIDEAre some Sprint Cup teams playing games with tire pressure, Page 7. TRACK | 7 Charlotte boys reach regionalsBy CHARLES BALLAROSUN CORRESPONDENTPUNTA GORDA — Friday was a race against time and the elements at the District 3A-11 tennis tournament at Charlotte High School. And in the same way the tournament couldn’t beat Mother Nature, the competitors couldn’t beat Fort Myers’ girls and boys tennis teams. Charlotte’s boys, who put four singles players into the nals, wound up empty-handed at the hands of the Green Wave. In the girls’ draw, Port Charlotte and Charlotte each put a player into the nals, but emerged with the same result against the same team. The good news for the boys was that having several runners-up was good enough for Charlotte to advance to regionals with a second-place team nish. Fort Myers boys won with 17 points, well ahead of Charlotte’s 12. The weather delayed the start of play by more than an hour and postponed the No. 2 doubles nal until today at 9 a.m. Fort Myers was awarded the girls No. 1 and No. 2 doubles matches when North Fort Myers agreed to retire, since it advanced to regionals regardless of the outcome. Charlotte’s boys were in rst place going into Friday’s matches, but that was largely an illusion because Fort Myers had been awarded byes by virtue of their ranking. With fresher legs, the Green Wave rolled through the Tarpons. John Carlin dominated Charlotte’s Alex Guzman in the No. 1 nal 6-0, 6-1; Cristian Guzman was double-bageled by Luka Ilic in No. 2; No. 3 Vikram Raju beat Jared Bivens 6-2, 6-0 and No. 5 Punith Chilakala defeated Tanner Lansdale 6-1, 6-4 Only Ida Baker’s George Diggs was able to break through the Wave, winning at No. 4 singles. Charlotte got a measure of revenge in the No. 2 doubles as Lansdale and Bivens beat Fort Myers 6-4, 6-1 in the seminals and will play Ida Baker today in the nals. “They are peaking at the right time. We had a low point early in the season, but we came together and got better each week,” Charlotte boys coach Tony Balut said. “It would be nice to get a PREP TENNIS: District 3A-11 tournament UP NEXTCharlotte (boys): Region 3A-6 play, at TBD, April 7, 3 p.m.TARPONS | 7 St. Pete mayor pitches new dealBy CHARLIE FRAGOTAMPA BAY TIMESST. PETERSBURG — A revised agreement between Mayor Rick Kriseman and the Tampa Bay Rays was sent to City Council Friday, but hopes are dimming a deal will be reached anytime soon. A memo from Kriseman attached to the 9-page document urged council members to support the proposal. “Failing to support this MOU will almost certainly assure that the team will likely leave St. Petersburg and the region,” Kriseman wrote, adding he “remains hopeful a majority of you will join me in showing condence in our city.” Kriseman said rejecting the deal would mean the city would have to wait 12 years to develop Tropicana Field’s 85 acres and force the city to split “tens of millons of dollars” with the Rays if the site was developed before the team’s contract for the Trop expires in 2027. Council chairman Charlie Gerdes supported an earlier pact championed by Kriseman and squelched by the council late last year. He said he would confer with the mayor Monday and decide whether to put the proposal on the council’s Thursday agenda. GOVERNMENT: Tampa Bay Rays stadium negotiations STADIUM | 3 TODAYBoston vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m.INSIDERays settle on starter for second and third game of regular season, Page 3 Friday’s linescores, Page 6ONLINECheck out the Tampa Bay Rays Morning Report on For breaking news out of Rays camp, follow us on twitter @SunCoastSports AP PHOTONorth Carolina State’s Anthony Barber (12) fouls Louisville’s Quentin Snider during the rst half of Friday’s regional seminal in Syracuse, N.Y. COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Louisville 75, N.C. State 65Surprise CardSYRACUSE, N.Y. — Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points, reserve Anton Gill keyed a late-game surge, and Louisville beat North Carolina State 75-65 on Friday night in the East Regional seminals of the NCAA Tournament. Louisville (27-8), the fourth seed in the East and seeking to make its third Final Four in four years, will play either No. 3 seed Oklahoma or seventh-seeded Michigan State in the East nal on Sunday. The Sooners By JOHN KEKISASSOCIATED PRESSReserve leads late surge for Louisville TOURNEY GLANCEREGIONAL SEMIFINALS EASTLouisville 75, N.C. State 65Mich. State (25-11) vs. Oklahoma (24-10), late SOUTH Gonzaga 74, UCLA 62 Duke (31-4) vs. Utah (26-8), late REGIONAL FINALS Today WEST Wisconsin (34-3) vs. Arizona (34-3), 6:09 p.m. MIDWEST Notre Dame (32-5) vs. Kentucky (37-0), 8:49 p.m.INSIDENotre Dame gets a chance to slay another No. 1, Page 4 South Carolina, Baylor advance in women’s tournament, Page 5AP PHOTOLouisville’s Quentin Snider drives past N.C. State’s Ralston Turner during the rst half Friday. CARDINALS | 4


Page 2 SP The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 Florida CASH 3March 27N ...................................1-2-1 March 27D ....................................7-7-8 March 26N ...................................4-2-7 March 26D ....................................2-3-4 March 25N ...................................4-5-1 March 25D ....................................3-0-6 D-Day, N-Night PLAY 4March 27N ................................4-8-9-3 March 27D .................................5-4-3-1 March 26N ................................0-2-7-8 March 26D .................................7-9-0-9 March 25N ................................0-8-7-2 March 25D .................................1-6-9-0 D-Day, N-Night FANTASY 5March 27 ..........................7-8-24-34-36 March 26 ........................6-22-25-28-34 March 25 ......................13-19-20-28-29PAYOFF FOR MARCH 260 5-digit winners .............................$0 273 4-digit winners .....................$555 8,427 3-digit winners ...............$24.50 LUCKY MONEYMarch 27 .............................1-14-34-35 Lucky Ball ..........................................14 March 24 .............................6-22-43-44 Lucky Ball ............................................5PAYOFF FOR MARCH 240 4-of-4 LB ............................$550,000 2 4-of-4 .....................................$3,167 39 3-of-4 LB .................................$356 621 3-of-4 .................................$65.50 LOTTOMarch 25 ................14-15-16-31-40-44 March 21 ..................1-22-25-31-39-48PAYOFF FOR MARCH 250 6-digit winners ..........................$7M 25 5-digit winners ...............$4,228.50 1,036 4-digit winners ....................$82 POWERBALLMarch 25 ........................7-19-23-50-54 Powerball ..........................................14 March 21 ......................11-16-30-38-42 Powerball ............................................7PAYOFF FOR MARCH 250 5 of 5 + PB ...............................$40M 0 5 of 5 ...............................$1,000,000 2 4 of 5 + PB ............................$10,000 50 4 of 5 .......................................$100ESTIMATED JACKPOT $40 million MEGA MILLIONSMarch 27 ......................17-21-36-58-70 Mega Ball ............................................3 March 24 ........................2-23-32-45-55 Mega Ball ..........................................12PAYOFF FOR MARCH 240 5 of 5 + MB ..............................$59M 0 5 of 5 ...............................$1,000,000 1 4 of 5 + MB ............................$5,000 20 4 of 5 ......................................$500ESTIMATED JACKPOT $15 million Contact usM ark Lawrence Sports Editor Rob Shore Staff writer Josh Vitale Staff writer jvitale@sun-herald.comEMAIL: FAX: 941-629-2085 SunCoast Sports NowWhen news breaks, we blog it at Like us and share our photos on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter for live event updates and breaking news: @SunCoastSportsCorrections It is the Sun’s policy to correct all errors of fact. 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. Basketball player Darby Toth has been named an All-American. The University of Maine at Presque Isle junior is on the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association AllAmerica Division II second team. The Port Charlotte High School graduate ranked rst in assists, second in 3-point percentage and fourth in steals among USCAA players. The guard’s 16.7 points per game average ranked 17th. Toth also was named to the USCAA Division II all-academic team.MORE WOMEN’S BASKETBALLVenice resident Juliana Cavallaro was named to the Daktronics All-South Region second team. The University of Tampa junior was an all-Sunshine State Conference rstteam selection as well. She led the Spartans with a 15.8 scoring average and with 35 steals in 28 games. She tied for the team lead with a 5.9 rebounding average.WOMEN’S TENNISPort Charlotte resident Jeannez Daniel has a 10-2 record at No. 2 singles for University of Texas at El Paso. She has the second best record among Conference USA players with at least 10 matches at No. 2 singles. Michaela Mignemi has a 5-5 record at No. 6 singles for Palm Beach Atlantic University. The Venice High School graduate has a 10-8 mark at No. 3 doubles. Jessica Lown has won her three singles matches this spring for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Formerly at Lemon Bay High School, the freshman has played at the Nos. 4-6 positions.TRACK AND FIELDSenior Loretta Johnson set an Aurora University record in winning the 400-meter run at the Northern Athletics Collegiate Indoor Championships. The past Indian ran 58.82 seconds in helping the team win its third straight title.MEN’S TENNISPalm Beach Atlantic junior Asti Adams has a 11-3 record at No. 4 singles and at No. 3 doubles. The Charlotte High School graduate and doubles partner Nicholas Battistini opened the spring by winning their rst nine matches. Adams had a season-high winning streak of six singles matches. Send updates about area athletes to Barbara Boxleitner at’s Toth earns All-America nodBy BARBARA BOXLEITNER SUN CORRESPONDENT HOMETOWN HEROES TOTH | COMMUNITY CALENDARBASEBALLGame Day Heat: 12U travel team looking for players. Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. at North Charlotte Regional Park. Call Scott, 941-421-8378.BADMINTONPlay dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon, yearround, Englewood Sports Complex. All levels of play. Cost: $2/session. Rackets and shuttles provided. Call Terry, 941-740-0364.BOXINGYouth and adult classes: Male and female. Mondays-Fridays, 6-8 p.m. at 24710 Sandhill Blvd., Deep Creek. Training and/or competition. Member of USA Boxing. Call 239-2929230 or visit CharlotteHarborBoxing. com, CharlotteHarborBoxingGymnasium.CHEERYMCA Tumbling & Dance: Tumbling (ages 3-5) and Dance (ages 3-7) on Wednesday afternoons. Call 941-629-9622 or go online, and Play in Paradise: Team Punta Gorda and Isles Yacht Club are hosting the Pedal and Play in Paradise bicycle tour from Laishley Park in Punta Gorda today with five different rides to choose from. Cost is $35 per rider or $45 on the day of the event. For more information, call, 941-637-8326 or go to It Count Sports: Open enrollment for co-ed youth flag football league for ages 5-15. Call Elgin Hicks, 941-268-1891, or email Visit Port Athletics tournament: NPHS Athletics will be hosting its eighth annual golf tournament at Bobcat Trail on April 18, with registration and a putting tournament starting at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee is $75. For more information, call Ryan LaVallee at 941-423-8558, ext. 66018. PCHS Lady Pirate Soccer tournament: The inaugural charity tournament to benefit the Port Charlotte High School girls soccer team will be held at Port Charlotte Golf Club on May 9. It’s a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $60 per player or $240 per foursome. For more information, call Chip Stec at 941-769-0480. Tarpon Booster Club tournament: The tournament to benefit the Tarpon Booster Club and Charlotte High football team will be held April 25 at Port Charlotte Golf Club. The four-person scramble will start at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call Binky Waldrop at 941-626-2116.RUNNINGTeam V Fitness: 5K and 10K programs. Strength and conditioning also offered. Contact Scott or Krissy, 941-889-9914. The Chocolate Fantasia 7K night run: Today, 8:30 p.m. Cost: $55 race day. Benefits Tender Hearts Partnership. Course is a twilight tour of the Punta Gorda waterfront. Register at The Foot Landing, Punta Gorda. Harbour Heights Half Marathon & 5K: April 4 at 7 a.m. Half marathon cost: $85 through March 25, $90 thereafter. 5K cost: $15 through March 13, $20 after March 14. Event benefits Autism Speaks. Download registration form at www. Memorial Day Veterans 10K & 5K: May 25, 7 a.m. Starts from Laishley Park in Punta Gorda. For more info, go to Harbor Community Sailing Center lessons: Open to youth and adults, including handicapped; at Port Charlotte Beach Park. Visit www. or call Pete Welch, 941-773-6326. Charlotte Harbor Multihull Association: For multihull owners or those interested in them. No dues. Meets first Monday of each month 6 p.m. at Harpoon Harry’s. Visit CHMA/ or call Ron, 941-876-6667. Punta Gorda Sailing Club: Racing and cruising programs for all ages. Call Bill, 781-910-3217 or visit Adult League: For ages 13 and up. Games on Sunday afternoons. Call 941-629-9622 or go online, County Swimming: Year-round USA Swimming team provides instruction and competition ages 5 and up. Visit or call Susan, 941-628-1510.TENNISSkill testing for juniors and seniors: Saturdays, 9-10 a.m., every other week through September. No fee. Register on Saturdays, 8-11 a.m., at Rotonda Park. Call Art, 941-698-9480. Masters recreational program: Registration for weekly play as part of a new USTA program; 8-11 a.m. Saturdays at Rotonda Community Park; Masters play is open to those 18-and-older and takes place on special-marked 60-foot shortcourts. Balls are provided. Reduced-size rackets (23, 25 and 27 inches) are available. Call Art, 941-698-9480.WRESTLINGLemon Bay Wrestling Training Center: Through June 4, 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays. From June 9-July 30, sessions run 10 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. with a lunch break for film study (wrestlers must bring their own lunch). Sessions supervised by Lemon Bay coaching staff and cost $100. Call Gary Jonseck, 734-915-4699.The Community Calendar appears daily as space permits. To have your activity published, fax (941-629-2085) or e-mail ( event details to the Sports Department at least one week in advance. Phone calls will not be accepted. Submissions suitable for publication will be edited for length and clarity. PGA TourVALERO TEXAS OPEN At TPC San Antonio, Oaks Course San Antonio Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,435; Par: 72 a-denotes amateur Jimmy Walker 71-67 — 138 Aaron Baddeley 68-71 — 139 Charley Homan 67-72 — 139 Kevin Na 72-68 — 140 Jordan Spieth 71-69 — 140 Brendan Steele 74-68 — 142 Chris Kirk 71-71 — 142 Billy Horschel 72-70 — 142 Zach Johnson 71-71 — 142 Phil Mickelson 70-72 — 142 Cameron Beckman 71-72 — 143 Brendon Todd 73-70 — 143 Chesson Hadley 71-72 — 143 Jason Kokrak 72-71 — 143 Daniel Summerhays 71-73 — 144 John Merrick 72-72 — 144 George McNeill 74-70 — 144 Je Overton 75-70 — 145 K.J. Choi 75-70 — 145 Ryan Palmer 70-75 — 145 John Huh 73-72 — 145 Kyle Reifers 77-68 — 145 Scott Pinckney 73-72 — 145 Robert Garrigus 75-70 — 145 David Lingmerth 74-71 — 145 S.J. Park 72-74 — 146 Seung-Yul Noh 74-72 — 146 Michael Thompson 73-73 — 146 Andres Romero 75-71 — 146 Fabian Gomez 72-74 — 146 Carlos Ortiz 79-67 — 146 Kevin Kisner 76-70 — 146 Matt Kuchar 72-74 — 146 Cameron Percy 72-74 — 146 Brian Davis 73-73 — 146 John Peterson 74-72 — 146 Kevin Chappell 73-73 — 146 Branden Grace 75-71 — 146 Jhonattan Vegas 76-71 — 147 Scott Brown 75-72 — 147 Michael Putnam 76-71 — 147 Bryce Molder 73-74 — 147 Thomas Birdsey 73-74 — 147 Andrew Putnam 76-71 — 147 Martin Laird 76-71 — 147 Harris English 75-72 — 147 Brice Garnett 76-72 — 148 Scott Piercy 72-76 — 148 Tony Finau 79-69 — 148 Billy Hurley III 74-74 — 148 Shane Lowry 74-74 — 148 Scott Langley 78-70 — 148 Matt Jones 77-71 — 148 Marc Warren 74-74 — 148 Luke Guthrie 76-73 — 149 Shawn Stefani 79-70 — 149 Cameron Tringale 75-74 — 149 Brian Stuard 74-75 — 149 William McGirt 72-77 — 149 Blake Adams 76-73 — 149Champions TourMISSISSIPPI GULF RESORT CLASSIC At Fallen Oak, Biloxi, Miss. Purse: $1.6 million Yardage: 7,088; Par: 72 (36-36) Joe Durant 32-35 — 67 Colin Montgomerie 34-33 — 67 Gene Sauers 33-35 — 68 Kevin Sutherland 34-34 — 68 David Frost 31-37 — 68 Woody Austin 33-35 — 68 Brad Faxon 33-35 — 68 Billy Andrade 32-37 — 69 Tom Pernice Jr. 32-37 — 69 Loren Roberts 34-35 — 69 Mark Calcavecchia 35-35 — 70 Michael Allen 34-36 — 70 Kirk Triplett 33-37 — 70 Stephen Ames 34-37 — 71 Mike Goodes 36-35 — 71 Fred Couples 36-35 — 71 Tom Lehman 36-35 — 71 Olin Browne 36-35 — 71 Lee Janzen 35-36 — 71 Jay Haas 37-34 — 71 Peter Senior 35-36 — 71 Guy Boros 36-36 — 72 Brad Bryant 36-36 — 72 John Huston 35-37 — 72LPGA TourKIA CLASSIC At Aviara G.C. Course, Carlsbad, Calif. Purse: $1.7 million Yardage: 6,593; Par: 72 a-denotes amateur Second Round Morgan Pressel 70-64 — 134 Mirim Lee 65-69 — 134 Alison Lee 69-66 — 135 Cristie Kerr 67-68 — 135 Maria Hernandez 70-66 — 136 Sakura Yokomine 69-67 — 136 Hyo Joo Kim 68-68 — 136 Brittany Lang 68-68 — 136 Alison Walshe 70-67 — 137 Stacy Lewis 68-69 — 137 Lydia Ko 67-70 — 137 Katie Burnett 71-67 — 138 Lee-Anne Pace 71-67 — 138 Mo Martin 70-68 — 138 Jennifer Song 70-68 — 138 Paula Creamer 69-69 — 138 Moriya Jutanugarn 69-69 — 138 Jane Rah 69-69 — 138 Inbee Park 68-70 — 138 Pernilla Lindberg 73-66 — 139 Therese Koelbaek 71-68 — 139 Shanshan Feng 70-69 — 139 Ha Na Jang 70-69 — 139 Xiyu Lin 67-72 — 139 Julieta Granada 71-69 — 140 Candie Kung 71-69 — 140 Brittany Lincicome 71-69 — 140 Laetitia Beck 70-70 — 140 S e Ri Pak 69-71 — 140 Brooke Pancake 69-71 — 140 Beatriz Recari 69-71 — 140 Jennifer Rosales 69-71 — 140 Thidapa Suwannapura 69-71 — 140 In Gee Chun 68-72 — 140 Lexi Thompson 68-72 — 140European TourTROPHEE HASSAN II At Golf du Palais Royal, Agadir, Morocco Purse: $1.63 million Yardage: 7,041; Par: 72 Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Spain 69-69 — 138 Richard Green, Australia 68-70 — 138 Richie Ramsay, Scotland 72-66 — 138 Oliver Farr, Wales 70-68 — 138 Richard Bland, England 69-70 — 139 Pablo Larrazabal, Spain 70-69 — 139 Chris Wood, England 67-72 — 139 Ben Evans, England 69-70 — 139 George Coetzee, S. Africa 67-72 — 139 David Howell, England 70-70 — 140 Kevin Phelan, Ireland 70-70 — 140 Jaco Van Zyl, South Africa 69-71 — 140 Max Orrin, England 70-70 — 140 Anthony Wall, England 68-72 — 140 Joakim Lagergren, Sweden 72-68 — 140 Jorge Campillo, Spain 71-69 — 140 David Drysdale, Scotland 67-73 — 140 Tommy Fleetwood, England 70-71 — 141 Chris Paisley, England 71-70 — 141 Oliver Wilson, England 68-73 — 141 Seve Benson, England 73-68 — 141 David Horsey, England 70-71 — 141 Soren Kjeldsen, Denmark 68-73 — 141 Bernd Ritthammer, Germany 71-70 — 141 Ricardo Santos, Portugal 69-72 — TourCHITIMACHA LOUISIANA OPEN At Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club, Broussard, La. Purse: $550,000 Rhein Gibson 62-68 — 130 Cameron Wilson 64-68 — 132 Hao Tong Li 66-67 — 133 Ryan Blaum 65-68 — 133 Hunter Haas 67-66 — 133 Bronson Burgoon 65-68 — 133 Glen Day 64-69 — 133 Harold Varner III 66-67 — 133 Rick Cochran III 66-68 — 134 Ryan Spears 67-67 — 134 Si Woo Kim 68-67 — 135 D.H. Lee 66-69 — 135 Steve Allan 67-68 — 135 Michael Kim 70-66 — 136 Matt Davidson 71-65 — 136 Jin Park 66-70 — 136 Aron Price 69-67 — 136 Patton Kizzire 68-68 — 136 Michael Hebert 69-67 — 136 Michael Bradley 68-69 — 137 Luke List 70-67 — 137 Kelly Kraft 67-70 — 137 Roger Sloan 70-67 — 137 | GOLF SCOREBOARD SAN ANTONIO — Jimmy Walker shot a 5-under 67 on Friday in the Texas Open to take a one-stroke lead in his hometown event. After a 35-minute drive from his suburban home, Walker enjoyed a neighborly stroll at TPC San Antonio to reach 6-under 138. He won the Sony Open in Hawaii in January after winning three times last season. Walker overtook rstround leader Charley Hoffman with three straight birdies late in his round. Hoffman, 8 under at the turn, let a good round get away on the Oaks Course with three bogeys on his second nine. He nished with a 72 to drop into a tie for second with Aaron Baddeley. Hoffman has two top-three nishes in his previous four appearances at the Texas Open. Baddeley had a 71. Kevin Na, who took 16 strokes on a par 4 in the event four years ago, had a 68 to join Texan Jordan Spieth at 4 under. Pressel matches course record: In Carlsbad, Calif., Morgan Pressel matched the course record with an 8-under 64 for a share of the second-round lead in the Kia Classic with Mirim Lee. Pressel had eight birdies in her bogey-free morning round at Aviara to match Lee at 10-under 134. The American won the last of her two LPGA Tour titles in 2008. Lee, the first-round leader after a 65, had a 69. The 24-year-old South Korean player won LPGA Tour events last year in Michigan and China. Montgomerie, Durant out front: In Saucier, Miss., Colin Montgomerie and Joe Durant shared the lead at 5-under 67 after the first round of the Champions Tour’s Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. Montgomerie finished with a birdie on the par-4 ninth hole at Fallen Oak. Durant also closed with a birdie on No. 9. Gene Sauers, Kevin Sutherland, David Frost, Woody Austin and Brad Faxon shot 68. Farr in 4-way tie: In Agadir, Morocco, Welshman Oliver Farr missed the chance to take the outright lead at the Trophee Hassan II after making a bogey on the last hole, and was in a four-way tie after a 4-under 68. Farr had four birdies on the back nine to share the lead with Scotsman Richie Ramsay, Spaniard Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Australian Richard Green at 6-under 138.BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GOLF ROUNDUP Hometown hero takes one-shot lead with late surgeWalker, Texas leaderAP PHOTOJimmy Walker hits from the 10th tee during the second round of the Valero Texas Open golf tournament in San Antonio.


The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 SP Page 3 TODAY’S GAMEWHO: Boston (11-10) at Tampa Bay (11-9) WHEN: Today, 1:05 p.m. WHERE: Charlotte Sports Park, Port Charlotte SCHEDULED STARTERS: RHP Nathan Karns will start, having allowed three earned runs in 13innings. RHP Steven Wright, who started one game last season, will make his third start of the spring, boasting a 1.80 ERA. 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 deckSUN 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. WEDNESDAY: at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05p.m. THURSDAY: at Philadelphia (Clearwater), 1:05 p.m. FRIDAY: at Detroit (Lakeland), 1:05 p.m. APRIL. 4: vs. Detroit (at Tropicana Field), 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. PORT CHARLOTTE — Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said Friday that Jake Odorizzi and Nathan Karns will start Games 2 and 3 of the season. The order, primarily based on matchups going forward, hasn’t been determined. “Other than off-days, this is the time you can kind of set for matchups,” Cash said. “We don’t have ve lined-up starters ready to go out of the gate, so we might as well do our homework and pick the best advantages for the pitchers and our team.” Whoever pitches Game 2, for example, would face the Marlins in his second start April 12; the Game 3 starter would pitch next at Toronto on April 13. That is based on the Rays going without a fth starter the rst time through and bringing opening day starter RHP Chris Archer back on nor mal rest to pitch April 11 at Miami. Early dismissal: Friday’s game against the Orioles in Sarasota was halted by rain after 3 innings but not before nonroster Everett Teaford had another chance to make his case for at least a tentative spot in the starting rotation. Facing Baltimore’s de facto opening day lineup, Teaford surrendered a home run to Nolan Reimold on the day’s first pitch, but retired the next six batters he faced before exiting. Mike Montgomery worked the third, allowing a three-run, wind-aided home run to left-center to AdamJones. “To face a good lineup like that and at least once again hold your own, it definitely gives you a little more confidence,” Teaford said. In 11 innings this spring, Teaford has allowed 11 hits, four earned runs and one walk. Of his 21 pitches Friday, 15 were for strikes. “I thought he threw the ball well,” Cash said. “First pitch, Reimold was ready to go, put a good swing on it, and then after that I thought ‘Teaf’ did a nice job of mixing pitches, just like he always does.” Medical matters: Matt Moore got back on the mound after a planned two-week break in his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery and said he felt good in throwing 20 fastballs. “It really did,” Moore said. “After that long of a break, there’s going to be a lot in there.” Drew Smyly will throw at least one more bullpen session next week, which would be his fourth, before facing hitters. Jake McGee (elbow surgery) threw a 30-pitch bullpen.Odorizzi, Karns learn first starts MLB: Rays notebookMatt Moore returns to the mound in rehab workBy JOEY KNIGHT and MARC TOPKINTAMPA BAY TIMESBoston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz says he “never knowingly took any steroids” and he’s denitely a Hall of Famer. The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in a column Thursday for The Players’ Tribune, a website founded by Derek Jeter that gives professional athletes a platform. Ortiz also voiced his displeasure that he will “always be considered a cheater” to his detractors. Ortiz contends nobody in baseball has been tested more for perfor mance-enhancing drugs than he has — more than 80 times since 2004. Ortiz writes: “I have never failed a single one of those tests and I never will.” Seattle Mariners reliever David Rollins was suspended for 80 games for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Major League Baseball announced Rollins’ suspension, saying he tested positive for Stanozolol, a synthetic anabolic steroid. Rollins will not appeal the suspension. Yankees 10, Phillies 0, 5 innings: In Clearwater, Stephen Drew had a two-run single and Chris Young added a run-scoring double in a seven-run fifth inning, and the Yankees romped in a game called in the top of the sixth because of rain. Michael Pineda gave up five hits and struck out five in five innings for New York. Braves 4, Red Sox 2: In Kissimmee, Julio Teheran labored through 5 innings, allowing two runs, and Atlanta roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in in a game called in the top of the seventh inning because of rain. Cardinals (ss) 5, Mets 4: In Jupiter, starters John Lackey and Matt Harvey both pitched well as the split-squad Cardinals beat the Mets. Lackey gave up one run and six hits in seven innings, walking none and striking out one. He needed 84 pitches in the longest outing by a St. Louis pitcher this spring. Pitching on his 26th birthday, Harvey allowed one run and three hits in 4 innings, striking out five and walking none. Nationals 1, Cardinals (ss) 1, 9 innings: In Viera, Washington first baseman Ryan Zimmerman left the game after diving for a ball in the second inning of the Nationals’ tie with the split-squad Cardinals. Manager Matt Williams said the oft-injured Zimmerman “banged himself a little bit” but added, “He’s good. No worries.” Pirates 4, Twins 2, 7 innings: In Fort Myers, Gregory Polanco and Tony Sanchez hit solo home runs to lead the Pirates to a rain-shortened win. The game was called in the top of the eighth inning. Both Pirates homers came off Trevor May, who was making his final bid to open the season in the big league rotation. Blue Jays 4, Tigers 1, 5 innings: In Dunedin, Justin Verlander left with cramping in his right triceps during the third inning of the Tigers’ rain-shortened loss. The game was called in the bottom of the fifth. Verlander will be evaluated today but expects to make his next start. Athletics 7, Rangers 6: In Mesa, Ariz., Anthony Ranaudo pitched six innings and Elvis Andrus, Jake Smolinski and Chris Gimenez each drove in runs for Texas before the Athletics rallied in the ninth. Mark Canha hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth. Cubs 6, White Sox 3: In Mesa, Ariz., Jorge Soler and Chris Coghlan each hit two-run homers, Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo also connected for the Cubs. Entering the day, the Cubs had hit 32 homers, second-most in the majors this spring. Diamondbacks (ss) 7, Angels 2: In Tempe, Ariz., Arizona rookie Archie Bradley pitched five innings while C.J. Wilson struggled against the split-squad Diamondbacks. Bradley, a candidate to make the rotation out of spring, lowered his spring ERA to 2.20 after allowing one run and six hits. Diamondbacks (ss) 3, Indians 2: In Scottsdale, Ariz., Cleveland ace Corey Kluber tuned up for the regular season, striking out nine over six innings in the Indians’ loss. In a matchup between pitchers set to start on opening day, Kluber gave up one run and six hits. The AL Cy Young Award winner walked two. Josh Collmenter threw three-hit ball in seven shutout innings. He struck out three and walked two.BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MLB NOTEBOOKYankees rout Phillies behind 7-run fthOrtiz defends his reputationAP PHOTOYankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez collides with Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp and is out at the plate on a double play in the second inning of a spring training baseball game in Clearwater. The battle lines drawn in December’s 5-3 vote don’t seem to have budged, city staff told Gerdes on Friday. The hope is that at least two council members will respond to the only substantive change in the new agreement: language that guarantees 100 percent of the development rights at the Tropicana site will ow to just the city anytime after the team announces it is leaving Tropicana Field for a site in Pinellas or Hillsborough. The memorandum also contains payments that would be due for every year that the team does not play at Tropicana Field. The payments start at $4 million and stairstep down to $2 million for 2023-2026. Another addition is clearly an attempt to placate council member Jim Kennedy, who asked the team in February to provide a list of potential sites and criteria to evaluate them. The new agreement calls for the Rays to supply the city with a “process and criteria” document within 60 days of council’s approval of the deal. The Rays must respond within 30 days to a city request for an update on the stadium search for potential sites in St. Petersburg, but the city can’t ask for more than three updates a year. “The hope is that maybe after they read the new MOU this weekend, a couple of them say ‘Hey, look, I can vote for this,” said Kevin King, Kriseman’s chief of staff. Council members Wengay Newton, Bill Dudley and Steve Kornell have all indicated recently that they will not support a new deal. Kennedy and Amy Foster, considered by some at City Hall to be the most likely to switch their vote, didn’t return phone calls Friday requesting comment. On Thursday, Kennedy asked King at a committee meeting if the administration had started on economic impact studies that he requested in a February workshop. The city hasn’t started any impact study and isn’t likely to, King said. He said it’s time for the council to stop negotiating and make up its mind on the deal in front of them. “It’s not how you negotiate. You don’t keep moving the goal posts,” King said. Dudley has said he thinks the Rays should pay considerably more money to the city if they decide to leave. King said the mayor has no interest in asking the Rays for more money. “This is a really good deal. 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Page 4 SP The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 | COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD MenNCAA TOURNAMENTEAST REGIONALRegional Seminals At The Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y. Friday’s results Louisville 75, N.C. State 65 Michigan State vs. Oklahoma, late Regional Championship Sunday Louisville (27-8) vs. Michigan St.-Oklahoma winner, 2 p.m.SOUTH REGIONALRegional Seminals At NRG Stadium, Houston Friday’s results Gonzaga 74, UCLA 62 Duke (31-4) vs. Utah (26-8), late Regional Championship Sunday Gonzaga (35-2) vs. Duke-Utah winner, 4:55 p.m.MIDWEST REGIONALRegional Seminals At Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland Thursday’s results Notre Dame 81, Wichita State 70 Kentucky 78, West Virginia 39 Regional Championship Today’s Game Notre Dame (32-5) vs. Kentucky (37-0), 8:49 p.m.WEST REGIONALRegional Seminals At T he Staples Center, Los Angeles Thursday’s results Wisconsin 79, North Carolina 72 Arizona 68, Xavier 60 Regional Championship Today’s Game Wisconsin (34-3) vs. Arizona (34-3), 6:09 p.m. FINAL FOUR At Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis National Seminals April 4 Midwest champion vs. West champion East champion vs. South champion National Championship April 6 Seminal winners NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT Seminals At Madison Square Garden Tuesday’s games Miami (24-12) vs. Temple (26-10), 7 p.m. Stanford (22-13) vs. Old Dominion (27-7), 9:30 p.m. Championship: Thursday, 9 p.m. COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL Championship Series (Best-of-3) Monday: Loyola of Chicago (22-13) vs. Louisi ana-Monroe (24-12), 8 p.m. Wednesday: Loyola of Chicago vs. Louisi ana-Monroe, 8 p.m. Friday: Loyola of Chicago vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 8 p.m., if necessary COLLEGEINSIDER.COM TOURNAMENT Quarternals Wednesday’s result UT-Martin 70, Eastern Kentucky 69 Thursday’s result Evansville 89, Louisiana-Lafayette 82 Friday’s result Kent State at Northern Arizona, late Today’s game Canisius (18-14) at NJIT (20-11), 7:30 p.m. Seminals: Tuesday DIV. II TOURNAMENT At Evansville, Ind. Seminals Thursday’s results TIndiana (Pa.) 72, Tarleton State 68 Florida Southern 79, Bellarmine 72 Championship Saturday Indiana (Pa.) vs. Florida Southern, 3 p.m.WomenNCAA WOMEN’S TOURNAMENTALBANY REGIONALRegional Seminals At Albany, N.Y. Today’s games UConn (34-1) vs. Texas (24-10), Noon Dayton (27-6) vs. Louisville (27-6), 2:30 p.m. Regional Championship Monday TBDSPOKANE REGIONALRegional Seminals At Spokane, Wash. Today’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 Monday TBDOKLAHOMA CITY REGIONALRegional Seminals At Oklahoma City Friday’s results Baylor 81, Iowa 66 Notre Dame (33-2) vs. Stanford (26-9), late Regional Championship Sunday Baylor (33-3) vs. Notre Dame-Stanford winner, 8:30 p.m.GREENSBORO REGIONALRegional Seminals At Greensboro, N.C. Friday’s results South Carolina 67, North Carolina 65 Arizona State vs. Florida State, late Regional Championship Sunday South Carolina (33-2) vs. Arizona St.-Florida St. winner, noon FINAL FOUR At Tampa National Seminals April 5 Albany Champion vs. Spokane champion, TBA Oklahoma City champion vs. Greensboro champion, TBA National Championship April 7 Seminal winners WOMEN’S NIT Third Round Thursday’s results Villanova 63, St. John’s 55 Temple 80, NC State 79, OT Michigan 65, Missouri 55 West Virginia 60, Duquesne 39 Middle Tennessee 82, Mississippi 70 UCLA 74, Northern Colorado 60 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 77, Sacramento State 69 Quarternals Sunday Villanova (22-13) at West Virginia (21-14), 2 p.m. Michigan (19-14) at Southern Mississippi (25-10), 3 p.m. Temple (19-16) at Mid. Tenn. (24-9), 5 p.m. Saint Mary’s (Cal) (23-10) at UCLA (16-18), 5 p.m. WOMEN’S INVITATIONAL Seminals Wednesday’s result Siena 65, Mercer 54 Thursday’s result Louisiana-Lafayette 65, Oral Roberts 64 Championship Sunday Louisiana-Lafayette (22-12) at Siena (22-12), 5 p.m. NCAA DIV. II TOURNAMENT Championship Friday’s result California (Pa.) 86, Cal Baptist 69 GAINESVILLE — Florida guard Michael Frazier II made it ofcial Friday: He’s leaving school early and entering the NBA draft. Frazier thanked coaches, teammates and fans on his Twitter page and added that he has signed with agent Matt Ramker of ASM Sports. Frazier said he “will never forget my time in Gainesville and looks forward to returning each summer to complete my degree.” Frazier is expected to go through the draft process without consider ing a return to Florida. A two-year starter and one of the top 3-point shooters in the Southeastern Conference, Frazier was second on the team in scoring this season. He averaged 12.1 points and made 57 of 150 shots (38 percent) from behind the arc. He also averaged 4.1 rebounds and shot 87 percent from the freethrow line. Larranaga gets a home coming: One of Miami coach Jim Larranaga’s earliest basketball memories in basketball goes back to when he was 9 or 10 years old, watching his older brother play for St. John’s at Madison Square Garden. Larranaga eventually played there a few times when he was a standout for Providence, going up against the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar back when he was known as Lew Alcindor during his UCLA days. His last college game as a player was there against North Carolina in the 1971 NIT. And he’s coached there in the past, albeit as an assistant. Bottom line, The Garden is still special to a New York kid like Larranaga. So when he takes his Hurricanes (24-12) into Manhattan on Tuesday to face Temple in the NIT semifinals, it will most assuredly be a homecoming that Larranaga — and his team — will savor. Tennessee fires Tyndall: Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart said he wouldn’t have hired coach Donnie Tyndall if he’d known the details of his activities during his tenure at Southern Miss that surfaced during an NCAA investigation. After learning of the details, Hart fired Tyndall, who was 16-16 in his lone year at Tennessee. In his termination letter Friday, Hart said Tyndall acknowledged deleting emails that could have been relevant to the investigation. The Tennessee AD said it’s highly likely the NCAA will determine Tyndall failed to cooperate and that he failed to disclose “material information concerning violations of NCAA rules” during Tennessee’s hiring process. St. John’s, Lavin part ways: St. John’s split with basketball coach Steve Lavin after five seasons, announcing the decision a week following the Red Storm’s loss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The school said it “mutually agreed to part ways” with Lavin. He had one year left on his contract. The Red Storm lost to San Diego State 76-64 to finish at 21-12. Lavin and the Red Storm reached the NCAAs in his first and last seasons.Frazier leaves Gators for NBA COLLEGE BASKETBALL NOTEBOOKLarranaga gets a homecoming with NIT semisBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Irish have a history of upsetsBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSCLEVELAND — Beware, Kentucky. That little leprechaun looms. The pristine season, the presumed NCAA championship, the aura of invincibility and every other plaudit being thrown at the so-good-they’re-scary Wildcats are all at great risk. There’s a proven giant-killer waiting. Notre Dame’s got next. The Fighting Irish, with a long history of slaying basketball behemoths, stand in Kentucky’s path to the Final Four and perhaps the rst undefeated season in the college game since Bobby Knight’s Indiana squad ran the table 39 years ago. Tonight, the Irish get a chance at bringing down Kentucky, like they ended the 1974 UCLA Bruins’ 88-game win streak. Double-digit underdogs, the Fighting Irish (32-5) believe they’ll take the oor with millions. “We are America’s team tomorrow, “coach Mike Brey said Friday. “And we love it, we certainly will take all that support. We’ve got a monumental challenge on our hands.” No doubt. David only had one Goliath to deal with. Kentucky’s got a half-dozen future NBA rst-round draft picks, and the top-seeded Wildcats (37-0) are coming off a 39-point win over West Virginia in the seminals of the Midwest Regional late Thursday. Kentucky showcased its size, depth and defense in running the Mountaineers out of Quicken Loans Arena. But beyond having one of the most efcient offenses in the country, 3-point shooters and underrated toughness, the Fighting Irish believe. Notre Dame has knocked off the AP’s No. 1 ranked team eight times, most recently in 2012 against Syracuse. Arizona-Wisconsin embrace rematch: Arizona guard Gabe York remembers having the ball in his hands, taking a couple of dribbles and failing to get a shot off before time expired. Wisconsin 64, Arizona 63, in OT. The Badgers advanced to the Final Four for the first time under coach Bo Ryan a year ago, and the Wildcats went back to the desert, unable to deliver the same first appearance for coach Sean Miller. Now, they’re going to do it again, with a few differences. This time, the Badgers (34-3) are the top-seeded team, led by 7-footer Frank Kaminsky. The Wildcats (34-3) are a No. 2 seed, a spot lower than last year, and Pac-12 player of the year Nick Johnson, who launched a desperate shot just after the buzzer, has graduated. The Wildcats advanced late Friday by outlasting Xavier 68-60. But the stakes are just as big: a trip to Indianapolis awaits the winner. COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Today’s spotlight HOUSTON — Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional seminals of the NCAA Tournament. The victory puts Gonzaga (35-2) in the Elite Eight for the second time, its rst regional nal since 1999. The Bulldogs will play the winner of the Utah-Duke game on Sunday. UCLA (22-14) opened the second half with a 6-0 run to get within 35-34. Gonzaga got going after that, scoring the next 12 points, thanks to the powerful inside game of 7-foot-1, 288-pound Karnowski to make it 47-34. The Bruins, who lost in the Sweet 16 for the second straight year, were done in by a tough shooting night that included long stretches without scoring. They were led by Norman Powell’s 16 points. They quieted doubters who questioned whether they should be in the tournament by winning their rst two games, but couldn’t stay with the Bulldogs on a night when their shots weren’t falling. Powell made just 8 of 19 shots and Bryce Alford was 3 of 11. It’s Gonzaga’s second win over UCLA this season after also beating the Bruins in December. Gonzaga’s only loss to UCLA in the four-game history of the series came in a 73-71 defeat in the regional seminal in 2006. It will be the rst trip to the round of eight for Gonzaga coach Mark Few, who took over the season after they last made it. The Bruins couldn’t nd any offense as Gonzaga built its lead early in the second half. A jump shot by Kevon Looney came after their big run to end a ve-minute scoring drought and cut it to 47-36 with 13 minutes left. Domantas Sabonis drew ooh’s and ahh’s from the crowd when the 6-10 Lithuanian grabbed a bounce pass from Karnowski and sailed over Isaac Hamilton for a one-handed dunk that made it 51-37 with 11 minutes remaining. Karnowski found Sabonis again a few minutes later, when he passed it behind his back and Sabonis nished with a layup to push the lead to 57-43. Gonzaga was up 13-10 with about 14 1/2 minutes left in the rst half when the offenses of both teams went cold, combining to miss the next 19 shots. The Bulldogs missed 11 times and UCLA missed the rest. There were missed layups, shots from the outside that clanged off the rim and even a couple of air balls. For an almost 6 1/2-minute stretch no matter what either team tried, they simply could not make a basket. Gonzaga extended the lead a bit by making three free throws in that span. It was Powell who nally ended the eld goal drought when he drove into the lane and his layup mercifully fell through the net to cut the lead to 16-12 about eight minutes before halftime. The Bulldogs got off the schneid a few seconds later on a jump shot by Przemek Karnowski.By KRISTIE RIEKENASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Gonzaga 74, UCLA 62Trip is rst since 1999Gonzaga returns to the Elite Eight AP PHOTOUCLA’s Kevon Looney falls over Gonzaga’s Gary Bell Jr. during the second half of Friday’s regional seminal in Houston. Gonzaga advanced to its rst regional nal since 1999 and second overall. AP PHOTOGonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski reacts during the second half of Friday’s game. Karnowski nished with 18 points and nine rebounds. and Spartans played in Friday’s nightcap in the Carrier Dome. After toppling top-seeded Villanova, North Carolina State (22-14), the eighth seed, saw its postseason run end against a team that refused to quit. Louisville wasn’t given much chance of playing in late March after it lost two of three entering the NCAA Tournament, but wins against UC Irvine and Northern Iowa had the Cardinals brimming with condence. Terry Rozier had 17 points and 14 rebounds and freshman guard Quentin Snider added 14 points for the Cardinals. Louisville coach Rick Pitino has a 12-1 record in Sweet 16 games, 6-1 with the Cardinals. Trevor Lacey led the Wolfpack with 18, while Ralston Turner had 12 and Kyle Washington 11. Anthony “Cat” Barber, the spark of the Wolfpack’s attack, nished with eight points on 3-of-14 shooting, only briey getting untracked early in the second half. Before the game, Pitino promised a surprise and Gill delivered in spades. Gill, who averaged 9.5 minutes and 2.4 points during the season, hit a runner and a 3 from the right corner in a span of a minute as Louisville regained the lead late in a seesaw game. He followed with a baseline drive for a 62-57 lead with 3:33 left. Lacey missed and Rozier stormed back on a fast break, his off-balance shot caroming in off the back of the iron as Turner committed a foul. Rozier calmly made the free throw to complete a three-point play for a 65-57 lead with 3:05 left. Harrell’s driving layup with 1:41 to go boosted the lead to 67-57 and that effectively put an end to the Wolfpack’s postseason run. The teams met during the regular Atlantic Coast Conference season, with the Wolfpack winning 74-65 on the road on Valentine’s Day.CARDINALSFROM PAGE 1


The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 SP Page 5 COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Women’s roundupGamecocks sneak past UNCGREENSBORO, N.C. — Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina edged North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16. Mitchell nished with 18 points for the No. 1-seeded Gamecocks (33-2), who had to ght the entire way to push past UNC in a rematch of last year’s Sweet 16 game and advance to the Greensboro Region nal. Alaina Coates also scored 18 points, including two key free throws for the lead with 46.1 seconds to go. Then Mitchell, the Southeastern Conference player of the year, answered a tying basket from Jessica Washington in the nal minute by driving past Brittany Rountree for what turned out to be the winning score. Fourth-seeded UNC had one more chance, but freshman Jamie Cherry’s desperation runner hit all backboard as the horn sounded, sending the Gamecocks into an oncourt celebration. Baylor 81, Iowa 66: In Oklahoma City, Sune Agbuke had a career-high 23 points and Baylor advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight for the fifth time in six years. Nina Davis added 20 points and Niya Johnson had 16 assists for the No. 2-seed Lady Bears (33-3), who will face the Stanford-Notre Dame winner on Sunday. Samantha Logic had a triple-double to lead third-seeded Iowa, finishing with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists.BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSBaylor rolls, advances to fth Elite Eight in six years AP PHOTONorth Carolina’s Allisha Gray, left, and South Carolina’s Alaina Coates chase a loose ball during the rst half of a women’s college basketball regional seminal game in the NCAA Tournament. | QUICK HITSMICHAEL SAM: GAY NFL PLAYERS HAVE REACHED OUT TO HIMDALLAS (AP) — Michael Sam says there are “a lot” of gay players in the NFL and some have reached out to him. The Fort Worth StarTelegram reported Sam gave a speech Thursday at the Dallas Holocaust Museum and took questions from the audience. Sam said: “I’m just saying there is a lot of us.” He added he’d never out a player who conded in him, but “there’s some famous people.” In Minnesota, Vikings and cornerback Terence Newman have agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth as much as $2.5 million, including $750,000 guaranteed, that will reunite the veteran with coach Mike Zimmer for his 13th NFL season. Zimmer, entering his second season with Minnesota, was Newman’s defensive coordinator for six years: four with the Cowboys and two with the Bengals. In Nashville, Tenn., the Titans have signed cornerback Brandon Harris to a one-year contract. The Titans claimed Harris off waivers from the Houston Texans last year. He played 11 games for the Titans and had nine tackles, three passes defensed and two special-teams stops. In Lake Forest, Ill., the Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with former Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Alan Ball.B all missed the final nine games with the Jaguars last year because of a biceps injury after starting seven. He had one interception and broke up three passes.HOCKEYMinnesota uses big third period to top Calgary: In St. Paul, Minn., Thomas Vanek and Mikko Koivu scored early in a three-goal third period and the Wild pulled away to beat the Flames. Matt Dumba and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota, which began the night three points behind Chicago for third place in the Central Division and one point up on Winnipeg for the top wild-card spot. In Chicago, Cam Atkinson scored twice in Columbus’ four-goal first period and added an empty-net goal in the final minute for his second career hat trick to help the Blue Jackets win their fifth straight game, over the Blackhawks. Ryan Johansen and Kevin Connauton also connected for the Blue Jackets. They set a team record with their seventh consecutive road victory and have won eight of nine overall. Columbus’ Sergei Bobrovsky made 31 saves.HORSE RACINGUpstart, Itsaknockout lead Florida Derby field at Gulfstream: In Hallandale Beach, Fla., Upstart and Itsaknockout have almost certainly done enough to qualify for the Kentucky Derby. By no means does that make the Florida Derby insignificant to either side. The last time these top 3-year-olds met was in the Fountain of Youth last month, when Upstart finished ahead of everyone else — only to be placed second behind Itsaknockout after a hotly debated ruling by stewards who decided Upstart impeded his opponent’s path. JUDICIARYSterling wife wants house, $1 million: In Los Angeles, a lawyer for the wife of ex-Clipper’s owner Donald Sterling says his former mistress should surrender a house and more than $1million in money he lavished on her. Attorney Pierce O’Donnell said Friday in closing arguments in Los Angeles Superior Court that gifts given to V. Stiviano belonged to Shelly Sterling as community property from her lengthy marriage. In Fall River, Mass., the fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified that after she dropped him off at a police station to be questioned over the slaying of her sister’s boyfriend, he told her to meet one of his co-defendants and give him money. Shayanna Jenkins was granted immunity to testify in Hernandez’s murder trial. In Buffalo, N.Y., an Arizona Coyotes broadcaster has been charged with becoming belligerent at a Buffalo casino and biting the hand of an officer trying to subdue the former NHL defensemen. The charges against radio analyst Nick Boynton include assault and resisting arrest. Police say the 36-year-old Boynton became abusive toward patrons and security personnel at the Buffalo Creek Casino at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday.ICE SKATINGDefending champion leads after short program: In Shanghai, defending champion Yuzuru Hanyu overcame a fall on his opening quad toeloop to take the lead after the men’s short program at the figure skating world championships.TENNIS15-year-old American CiCi Bellis advances at Miami Open: In Key Biscayne, precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she’s ready to take on the best of the pros — Serena Williams. Bellis, a 15-year-old American who made a big splash at last year’s U.S. Open, advanced Friday to a potential third-round match against Williams by beating Zarina Diyas 6-2, 6-1.SKIIINGTim Jitloff defends giant slalom title at nationals: Carrabassett Valley, Maine, Tim Jitloff used a swift second run to capture his third straight giant slalom title at the U.S. Alpine Championships. Jitloff glided through a bumpy course in an unofficial combined time of 2 minutes, 16.26 seconds. He edged Tommy Ford, the leader after the first run, by 0.42 seconds. Nick Cohee was third.OLYMPICSAirbnb becomes sponsor of 2016 Olympics: In Rio De Janeiro, online home share startup Airbnb has signed a deal to become the official “alternative accommodations” sponsor of the 2016 Olympics. Official Olympic websites will feature a link to Airbnb’s site and encourage spectators coming to Rio de Janeiro for the games to use the service to rent space in private homes and apartments. Beijing assures Olympic security as 2022 bid inspections end: In Beijing, Chinese officials say they would provide high security for a Winter Olympics in Beijing, as IOC evaluators wrap up their five-day inspection tour of the city’s 2022 bid. Bid official Zhang Jiandong told reporters Friday that Beijing had a proven track record in providing security for the millions of visitors and thousands of events the city hosts annually.BOXINGFormer Olympic boxing champ retires, citing brain injuries: In London, former Olympic boxing champion Audley Harrison has retired, saying repeated blows to the head have left him with brain injuries. The 43-year-old British fighter, who won the super-heavyweight gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, says medical tests showed he was suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury. Harrison says he has problems with vision, balance and mood swings. LIGHTNING AT RED WINGSWHO: Tampa Bay (46-22-7) at Detroit (39-22-12) WHEN: Today, 2p.m. WHERE: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit TV: SunSports RADIO: 970 WFLAPANTHERS AT CANADIENSWHO: Florida (34-26-14) at Montreal (46-21-8) WHEN: Today, 7 p.m. WHERE: Bell Centre, Montreal TV: Fox Sports Florida NBA ROUNDUPHawks clinch top East seed ATLANTA — DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points and Atlanta clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 99-86 victory over the Heat on Friday night. The Hawks wrapped up the No. 1 seed and home-court advantage in the conference playoffs when Brooklyn beat Cleveland 106-98. Paul Millsap had 21 points and Al Horford had 15 for Atlanta, which never trailed despite playing without injured guard Jeff Teague. Miami, seventh in the East, had won four of six but fell behind early with cold shooting against the Hawks. Dwyane Wade had 13 points after missing one game with a swollen left knee. Luol Deng led Miami with 17 points and 10 rebounds.HAWKS 99, HEAT 86MIAMI (86) Walker 4-12 0-0 12, Deng 7-15 3-4 17, Haslem 2-3 2-2 6, G.Dragic 3-11 0-0 6, Wade 5-13 0-0 13, Chalmers 4-8 2-2 13, Beasley 4-6 1-2 9, Johnson 0-7 2-4 2, Ennis 3-5 1-1 8, Z.Dragic 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 32-82 11-15 86. ATLANTA (99) Carroll 8-12 5-7 24, Millsap 8-12 5-5 21, Horford 7-9 1-2 15, Schroder 3-10 6-6 12, Korver 3-6 0-0 8, Bazemore 2-2 1-2 5, Mus cala 3-7 1-2 8, Mack 2-9 0-0 4, Sefolosha 1-5 0-0 2, Daye 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-72 19-24 99. Miami 20 17 30 19 — 86 Atlanta 27 28 34 10 — 99 3-Point Goals—Miami 11-35 (Walker 4-11, Wade 3-5, Chalmers 3-7, Ennis 1-2, G.Dragic 0-3, Johnson 0-3, Deng 0-4), At lanta 6-18 (Carroll 3-5, Korver 2-5, Muscala 1-1, Sefolosha 0-1, Mack 0-2, Millsap 0-2, Schroder 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Re bounds—Miami 48 (Deng 10), Atlanta 46 (Millsap 9). Assists—Miami 20 (Chalmers, Walker 5), Atlanta 31 (Schroder 11). Total Fouls—Miami 20, Atlanta 13. A— 19,233 (18,729).Pistons 111, Magic 97: In Orlando, Reggie Jackson scored 26 points, and had 11 rebounds and 10 assists to lift the Pistons to a win over the Magic. It was the second triple-double for Jackson since he joined the Pistons in a mid-season trade. Tayshaun Prince scored 23 points and Andre Drummond had 16 points and nine rebounds as Detroit won its fourth in a row.PISTONS 111, MAGIC 97DETROIT (111) Butler 1-2 0-0 3, Tolliver 4-6 0-0 11, Drum mond 7-9 2-5 16, Jackson 9-19 7-9 26, Caldwell-Pope 4-20 2-2 10, Meeks 4-8 3-3 12, Prince 10-15 2-3 23, Anthony 1-2 1-1 3, Williams 0-3 0-0 0, Dinwiddie 2-6 3-4 7. Totals 42-90 20-27 111. ORLANDO (97) Harris 9-18 3-3 21, Nicholson 5-9 0-0 10, Vucevic 10-18 0-0 20, Payton 6-10 2-2 14, Oladipo 6-10 3-3 16, Green 3-8 0-0 7, Frye 0-2 0-0 0, Harkless 0-0 0-0 0, A.Gordon 2-4 0-0 4, Ridnour 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 43-82 8-8 97. Detroit 30 24 33 24 — 111 Orlando 27 26 23 21 — 97 3-Point Goals—Detroit 7-18 (Tolliver 3-5, Butler 1-1, Prince 1-1, Jackson 1-2, Meeks 1-3, Dinwiddie 0-1, Caldwell-Pope 0-5), Orlando 3-15 (Ridnour 1-2, Oladipo 1-2, Green 1-4, Nicholson 0-2, Frye 0-2, Harris 0-3). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds— Detroit 51 (Jackson 11), Orlando 43 (Vucevic 14). Assists—Detroit 22 (Jack son 10), Orlando 31 (Payton 13). Total Fouls—Detroit 12, Orlando 24. A— 16,427 (18,500).Warriors 107, Grizzlies 84: In Memphis, Tenn., Stephen Curry had 38 points and 10 assists and the Warriors won their 60th game, matching a franchise record, over the Grizzlies. Klay Thompson finished with 28 points and Draymond Green added 10 as the Warriors won their eighth straight, solidifying their hold on the top spot in the Western Conference. Wizards 110, Hornets 107, 2OT: In Washington, John Wall scored seven of his game-high 32 points in the second overtime, and the Wizards held off the Hornets. Wall’s pull-up jumper with 9.9 seconds left made it 110-107, and Charlotte’s Mo Williams and Al Jefferson missed 3-pointers in the final seconds. It was Wall’s second game in a row with 30-plus points as the Wizards snapped a four-game losing streak. Pelicans 102, Kings 88: In New Orleans, Tyreke Evans had 25 points and 10 assists, and the Pelicans snapped a four-game losing streak with a win over the Kings. Anthony Davis had 24 points, nine rebounds and six blocks for New Orleans, which has 10 games left to make up three on Oklahoma City for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Raptors 94, Lakers 83: In Toronto, the Raptors clinched their second straight Atlantic Division title, beating the Lakers 94-83 behind 18 points from Lou Williams and 19 from Jonas Valanciunas. James Johnson had 17 points, Amir Johnson 11 and Terrence Ross 10 as the Raptors snapped a two-game skid and beat the Lakers for the first time since Dec. 8, 2013. Nets 106, Cavaliers 98: In New York, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez each scored 20 points, and the Nets snapped the Cavaliers’ four-game winning streak. Bojan Bogdanovic added 18 points for the Nets, who held LeBron James to two baskets in the second half and won for the sixth time in eight games as they chase a playoff berth. Clippers 119, 76ers 98: In Philadelphia, Chris Paul scored 25 points, DeAndre Jordan had 17 points and 20 rebounds, and the Clippers cruised to victory over the 76ers. J.J. Redick added 19 points for the Clippers, who won their sixth consecutive game to help their chances for home-court advantage in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. Rockets 120, Timberwolves 110: In Houston, James Harden had 33 points and eight assists as the Rockets clinched a playoff spot with a victory over the Timberwolves. Josh Smith added 16 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists and Trevor Ariza scored 14 points for the Rockets, who shot 53 percent, including 20 of 44 on 3s. Dwight Howard had 18 points on 8-for-9 shooting in 21 minutes in his second game back from a right knee injury. Celtics 95, Knicks 92: In New York, Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points and Jae Crowder had 17 points and nine rebounds as the Celtics held off a late rally by the Knicks. Andrea Bargnani tied a season high with 25 points for the Knicks. Spurs 94, Mavericks 76: In San Antonio, Boris Diaw scored 19 points, helping the Spurs pull away from the Mavericks. Danny Green had 14 points, Tiago Splitter scored 13 and Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard added 12 each for San Antonio, which avoided another disappointing collapse against the Mavericks in less than a week and won at home against Dallas for the ninth straight time. Monta Ellis and Tyson Chandler had 10 points each to lead the Mavericks.BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWarriors tie franchise record with 60th win PISTONS AT HEATWHO: Detroit (28-44) at Miami (33-39) WHEN: Sunday, 6 p.m. WHERE: AmericanAirlinesArena, Miami TV: SunSports RADIO: No local affiliate TICKETS: Ticketmaster.comSPURS AT MAGICWHO: San Antonio (46-26) at Orlando (22-52) WHEN: Wednesday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Amway Center, Orlando TV: Fox Sports Florida RADIO: No local affiliate TICKETS: AP PHOTOMiami Heat’s Dwyane Wade dribbles against Atlanta Hawks’ Kyle Korver during the rst quarter in Atlanta. Durant will miss rest of seasonOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Reigning MVP Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery next week to deal with a fractured bone in his right foot, and he will miss the rest of the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday. Durant had surgery on a broken bone in his right foot in October. The team said the initial injury, which had been healing well, had shown regression. 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Page 6 The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 Sports on TVAUTO RACING10 a.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for STP 500, at Martinsville, Va. 11 a.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualify ing for Kroger 250, at Martinsville, Va. 1:30 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” nal practice for STP 500, at Mar tinsville, Va. 2:30 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Truck Series, Kroger 250, at Martinsville, Va. 8 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, qualifying for Four-Wide Nationals, at Concord, N.C. (same-day tape) 2:30 a.m. NBCSN — Formula One, Malaysia Grand Prix, at Kuala LumpurBOXING6:15 p.m. SHO — Champion Kell Brook (33-0-0) vs. Jo Jo Dan (34-2-0), for IBF welterweight title, at Sheeld, England 10 p.m. SHO — Super welterweights, Jermell Char lo (25-0-0) vs. Vanes Martirosyan (35-1-1); champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8-0) vs. Gary Russell Jr. (25-1-0), for WBC feather weight title, at Las VegasGOLF9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Trophee Has san II, third round, at Agadir, Morocco 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Texas Open, third round, at San Antonio 3 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour, Texas Open, third round, at San Antonio TGC — Champions Tour, Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, second round, at Saucier 6 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Kia Classic, third round, at Carlsbad, Calif.HORSE RACING12:30 p.m. FS1 — Thoroughbreds, Dubai (UAE) World CupMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL3 p.m. CBS — NCAA Division II playos, champi onship, at Evansville, Ind. 6 p.m. TBS — NCAA Tournament, regional nal, Wisconsin vs. Arizona, at Los Angeles 8:30 p.m. TBS — NCAA Tournament, regional nal, Notre Dame vs. Kentucky, at ClevelandMEN’S COLLEGE HOCKEY3 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA, Division I playos, region al seminal, Denver vs. Boston College, at Providence, R.I. 4 p.m. ESPNU — NCAA, Division I playos, region al seminal, Minn. St.-Mankato vs. RIT, At South Bend, Ind. 5:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA, Division I playos, regional nal, Boston U.-Yale winner vs. Minn.-Duluth-Minnesota winner, at Manchester, N.H. 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. ESPNU — NCAA, Division I playos, region al seminal, Miami (Ohio) at Providence 9 p.m. ESPNU — NCAA, Division I playos, region al nal, Michigan Tech-St. Cloud St. winner vs. North Dakota-Quinnipiac winner, at Fargo, N.D.MEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE5:30 p.m. FS1 — Yale at PennMOTORSPORTS8 p.m. FS1 — AMA Supercross, at St. Louis SOCCER 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Men’s national teams, exhibition, Mexico vs. Ecuador, at Los AngelesWOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALLNoon ESPN — NCAA Tournament, regional semi nal, Texas vs. UConn, at Albany, N.Y. 2:30 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Tournament, regional semi nal, Dayton vs. Louisville, at Albany, N.Y. 4:30 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Tournament, regional semi nal, Duke vs. Maryland, at Spokane, Wash. 7 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Tournament, regional semi nal, Gonzaga vs. Tennessee, at Spokane, Wash.Sports on RadioMen’s College Basketball6 p.m. 1070 AM, 99.3 FM — NCAA Tournament, regional nal, Wisconsin vs. Arizona, at Los Angeles 8:30 p.m. 1070 AM, 99.3 FM — NCAA Tournament, regional nal, Notre Dame vs. Kentucky, at ClevelandMLB1 p.m. 620 AM, 1070 AM — Boston at Tampa BayNHL 2 p.m. 970 AM — Tampa Bay at DetroitGlantz-Culver LineNCAA TOURNAMENTTonight Regional Finals At Cleveland FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Kentucky 11 (136) Notre Dame At Los Angeles Arizona 1 (133) WisconsinCOLLEGE INSIDER TOURNAMENTTonight Quarternals at NJIT 2 (141) CanisiusCBI TOURNAMENTMonday Championship Series Game One at Loyola-Chi 5 (132) La.-MonroeNITTuesday At New York Seminals Temple 1 (141) Miami Stanford 2 (138) Old DominionNBAFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Atlanta 4 (196) at Charlotte at Chicago 15 (191) New York Golden State 7 (201) at Milwaukee Oklahoma City 1 (197) at Utah at Portland 8 (210) DenverNHLFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Washington -130 Nashville +110 at Philadelphia -110 San Jose -110 at N.Y. Islanders -130 Anaheim +110 at Pittsburgh -350 Arizona +270 at Boston -115 N.Y. Rangers -105 at Detroit -120 Tampa Bay +100 at Montreal -180 Florida +160 at Carolina -120 New Jersey +100 Ottawa -220 at Toronto +180 at St. Louis -230 Columbus +190 at Minnesota -110 Los Angeles -110 at Colorado -350 Bualo +270 at Vancouver -165 Dallas +145College baseballFRIDAY’S SCORESEAST Dowling 6, Dominican (N.Y.) 5 St. John’s 1, Rider 0 Thiel 8, Grove City 1, 6 innings, snow West Virginia 9, Charleston Southern 2 SOUTH Auburn-Montgomery 8, Belhaven 6 Bethel (Tenn.) 11, Middle Georgia St. 10 Boston College 6, Duke 1 E. Kentucky 11, Morehead St. 10, 10 innings Faulkner 5, Martin Methodist 3 Indiana-Southeast 7-11, Asbury 4-3 Lenoir-Rhyne 9, Carson-Newman 8 Limestone 6, Barton 5 Lindsey Wilson 12, Pikeville 0 Louisiana Tech at Charlotte, ppd. Louisville 4, Georgia Tech 1 N. Kentucky 7, Xavier 4 NC-Greensboro 8, ETSU 6 NC State 14, Pittsburgh 2 Pfeier 7, Erskine 5 Point 5, Milligan 2 Randolph-Macon at Shenandoah, ppd. Tusculum 4, Anderson (SC) 0 UAB 2, W. Kentucky 1 Union, Ky. 4-9, Truett-Mc Connell 3-0 SOUTHWEST Texas A&M-Kingsville 2, Tarleton St. 0 Wayland Baptist 5-3, MidAmerica Christian 2-0THURSDAY’S LATE SCORESEAST Randolph-Macon 10, York (Pa.) 9 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 10, Mississippi 3 FAR WEST San Diego 7, BYU 1Pro baseballAMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Oakland 16 9 .640 Toronto 15 9 .625 Kansas City 14 9 .609 Los Angeles 13 9 .591 New York 14 11 .560 Houston 10 8 .556 RAYS 11 9 .550 Boston 11 10 .524 Seattle 10 12 .455 Texas 9 12 .429 Cleveland 10 14 .417 Minnesota 9 13 .409 Chicago 8 13 .381 Baltimore 9 15 .375 Detroit 9 16 .360 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Los Angeles 13 6 .684 Arizona 14 10 .583 St. Louis 11 8 .579 Colorado 13 10 .565 New York 14 11 .560 Cincinnati 11 9 .550 MARLINS 12 10 .545 Pittsburgh 11 10 .524 San Diego 11 11 .500 Milwaukee 10 11 .476 Atlanta 11 13 .458 Philadelphia 11 13 .458 Washington 9 11 .450 Chicago 10 14 .417 San Francisco 6 19 .240 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Thursday’s results Detroit 6, Baltimore 4 MARLINS 5, St. Louis 3 Atlanta 7, Pittsburgh 5 RAYS 6, N.Y. Yankees 5 Boston 5, Minnesota 4, 10 innings Toronto 4, Philadelphia 1 L.A. Dodgers 9, Chicago White Sox 6 Milwaukee 15, Seattle (ss) 1 Kansas City 3, Seattle (ss) 0 Cincinnati 13, Cleveland 2 Arizona 3, San Diego 3, tie, 10 innings N.Y. Mets 8, Washington 3 L.A. Angels 8, Chicago Cubs 4 Texas 6, Colorado 3 Oakland 6, San Francisco 4 Friday’s results St. Louis (ss) 5, N.Y. Mets 4 N.Y. Yankees 10, Philadelphia 0, 6 innings Pittsburgh 4, Minnesota 2, 8 innings Atlanta 4, Boston 2, 7 innings RAYS vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, ccd., Rain Washington 1, St. Louis (ss) 1, tie Toronto 4, Detroit 1, 5 innings Oakland 7, Texas 6 Chicago Cubs 6, Chicago White Sox 3 Arizona (ss) 3, Cleveland 2 Arizona (ss) 7, L.A. Angels 2 MARLINS vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., ccd., Rain Kansas City 5, Seattle 1 Colorado vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., late Milwaukee vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., late San Francisco vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., late Today’s games Philadelphia vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. MARLINS at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. RAYS at Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m. Toronto (ss) vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Toronto (ss) at Dunedin, 1:07 p.m. Washington vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. Colorado vs. Chicago Cubs (ss) at Mesa, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Kansas City vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m.BLUE JAYS 4, TIGERS 1At Dunedin Detroit 001 00 — 1 4 1 Toronto 010 12 — 4 5 0 (5 innings) Verlander, K.Ryan (3), B.Rondon (5) and J.McCann; Hutchison and R.Martin. W— Hutchison. L—K.Ryan. HRs—Toronto, Bau tista (5), Pompey (1), Smoak (3).BRAVES 4, RED SOX 2At Kissimmee Boston 000 200 0 — 2 5 0 Atlanta 030 001 x — 4 12 0 (7 innings) Buchholz, Ross Jr. (6) and Swihart; Teheran, J.Cornely (6) and Pierzynski. W—Teheran. L—Buchholz. Sv—J.Cornely. HRs—Boston, Betts (2). Atlanta, K.Johnson (2).YANKEES 10, PHILLIES 0At Clearwater New York (A) 000 073 — 10 15 0 Philadelphia 000 00x — 0 5 1 (6 innings) Pineda and B.McCann; Papelbon, Nola (2), Diekman (5), Neris (5) and Rupp. W—Pine da. L—Diekman.PIRATES 4, TWINS 2At Fort Myers Pittsburgh 110 110 00 — 4 9 0 Minnesota 002 000 0x — 2 9 0 (8 innings) Locke, B.Wood (6), Bastardo (7) and T.Sanchez; May, Duensing (5), Graham (7) and Herrmann, D.Rohlng. W—Locke. L—May. Sv—Bastardo. HRs—Pittsburgh, Polanco (1), T.Sanchez (3).CARDINALS (SS) 1, NATIONALS 1At Viera St. Louis (ss) 000 100 000 — 1 6 2 Washington 010 000 000 — 1 7 1 C.Martinez, Maness (6), Rosenthal (8), M.Hatley (9) and T.Cruz; Zimmermann, Storen (7), Treinen (8), R.Hill (9) and Loba ton.CARDINALS (SS) 5, METS 4At Jupiter, Fla. New York (N) 000 000 103 — 4 11 0 St. Louis (ss) 100 001 03x — 5 7 0 Harvey, C.Torres (5), S.Gilmartin (7), Mejia (8), C.Bradford (8) and d’Arnaud, Recker; Lackey, Choate (8), Belisle (8), J.Walden (9) and Molina, E.Easley. W—Lackey. L—Har vey. HRs—St. Louis, Ortega 2 (2).CUBS 6, WHITE SOX 3At Mesa, Ariz. Chicago (A) 000 020 001 — 3 8 2 Chicago (N) 200 130 00x — 6 9 2 Samardzija, Duke (7), Guerra (8) and Flow ers; Hammel, Strop (7), Coke (8), H.Rondon (9) and M.Montero, C.Brockmeyer. W— Hammel. L—Samardzija. HRs—Chicago (A), Me.Cabrera (1), Flowers (2). Chicago (N), Coghlan (2), Soler (3), Rizzo (1), S.Castro (1).DIAMONDBACKS 7, ANGELS 2At Tempe, Ariz. Arizona (ss) 050 000 200 — 7 13 0 Los Angeles (A) 100 000 010 — 2 8 2 A.Bradley, Mat.Reynolds (6), Delgado (7) and Gosewisch, M.Thomas; C.Wilson, N.Hy att (5), Street (6), J.Smith (7), C.Ramos (8), Lindstrom (9) and Butera. W—A.Bradley. L—C.Wilson. Sv—Delgado. HRs—Los An geles (A), R.Baldoquin (1).DIAMONDBACKS 3, INDIANS 2At Scottsdale, Ariz. Cleveland 000 000 011 — 2 4 1 Arizona (ss) 100 000 02x — 3 8 1 Kluber, Swarzak (7), Allen (8) and R.Perez; Collmenter, E.Marshall (8), Reed (9) and Laird, Lalli. W—E.Marshall. L—Allen. Sv— Reed.Pro hockeyNHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 75 46 21 8 100 197 167 LIGHTNING 75 46 22 7 99 244 194 Detroit 73 39 22 12 90 212 201 Ottawa 73 37 25 11 85 213 195 Boston 74 36 25 13 85 195 193 PANTHERS 74 34 26 14 82 184 202 Toronto 75 27 42 6 60 194 241 Bualo 74 20 46 8 48 141 249 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-N.Y. Rangers 73 47 19 7 101 224 168 N.Y. Islanders 75 44 26 5 93 228 208 Pittsburgh 74 40 23 11 91 204 186 Washington 74 40 24 10 90 215 182 Philadelphia 75 30 29 16 76 196 216 Columbus 74 35 35 4 74 203 230 New Jersey 74 31 31 12 74 166 189 Carolina 73 27 36 10 64 170 201 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Nashville 75 46 21 8 100 214 180 St. Louis 74 46 21 7 99 226 182 Chicago 74 44 24 6 94 209 172 Minnesota 75 43 25 7 93 215 185 Winnipeg 75 39 24 12 90 212 197 Dallas 74 36 28 10 82 232 236 Colorado 74 34 28 12 80 200 206 Pacic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 76 47 22 7 101 222 213 Vancouver 74 43 27 4 90 212 199 Los Angeles 74 37 23 14 88 199 184 Calgary 75 40 28 7 87 219 199 San Jose 74 36 30 8 80 207 210 Edmonton 74 21 40 13 55 177 254 Arizona 75 23 44 8 54 158 249 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playo spot Thursday’s results Anaheim 3, Boston 2, OT Arizona 4, Bualo 3, OT Los Angeles 3, N.Y. Islanders 2 Washington 3, New Jersey 2, OT Carolina 5, Pittsburgh 2 PANTHERS 4, Toronto 1 N.Y. Rangers 5, Ottawa 1 San Jose 6, Detroit 4 Nashville 3, LIGHTNING 2 Winnipeg 5, Montreal 2 Colorado 4, Vancouver 1 Friday’s results Minnesota 4, Calgary 2 Columbus 5, Chicago 2 Dallas at Edmonton, late Saturday’s games Nashville at Washington, 12:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 1 p.m. Anaheim at N.Y. Islanders, 1 p.m. San Jose at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Arizona at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. LIGHTNING at Detroit, 2 p.m. Ottawa at Toronto, 7 p.m. PANTHERS at Montreal, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina, 7 p.m. Columbus at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Bualo at Colorado, 9 p.m. Dallas at Vancouver, 10 p.m. ECHL EASTERN CONFERENCE East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA x-Florida 65 45 13 2 5 97 246 187 x-Reading 65 42 17 4 2 90 238 189 x-South Car. 66 41 18 1 6 89 209 154 Orlando 65 34 24 4 3 75 216 194 Greenville 66 34 28 1 3 72 191 202 Elmira 65 31 27 0 7 69 172 193 Gwinnett 65 18 41 3 3 42 158 238 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA x-Toledo 64 44 14 4 2 94 249 162 x-Fort Wayne 65 43 16 2 4 92 231 182 Kalamazoo 63 31 27 2 3 67 196 206 Wheeling 63 31 30 1 1 64 183 186 Cincinnati 64 28 28 1 7 64 172 189 Indy 64 26 29 4 5 61 175 201 Evansville 64 14 42 5 3 36 156 244 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA y-Allen 64 42 14 5 3 92 256 185 Rapid City 66 35 26 2 3 75 205 191 Quad City 67 33 27 4 3 73 189 173 Tulsa 64 33 27 1 3 70 224 221 Wichita 65 30 27 2 6 68 196 215 Missouri 63 23 33 4 3 53 160 205 Brampton 64 21 40 3 0 45 167 264 Pacic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA x-Idaho 66 44 17 2 3 93 230 170 Ontario 64 37 18 4 5 83 204 165 Colorado 65 39 21 2 3 83 220 188 Utah 65 32 25 5 3 72 187 197 Alaska 63 31 25 3 4 69 212 206 Bakerseld 65 24 33 3 5 56 184 233 Stockton 65 19 45 1 0 39 176 262 x-Clinched Playo Berth y-Clinched Divisional Title Note: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Friday’s results Florida 5, Elmira 3 South Carolina 5, Toledo 3 Rapid City 6, Brampton 3 Wheeling 2, Fort Wayne 1 Cincinnati 4, Evansville 2 Gwinnett 4, Orlando 3 Reading 3, Indy 2 Quad City 4, Wichita 0 Missouri at Allen, late Idaho at Utah, late Kalamazoo at Colorado, late Ontario at Bakerseld, late Alaska at Stockton, late Today’s games Florida at Elmira, 7:05 p.m. Greenville at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Evansville at Toledo, 7:15 p.m. Reading at Wheeling, 7:35 p.m. South Carolina at Indy, 7:35 p.m. Fort Wayne at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. Wichita at Missouri, 8:05 p.m. Tulsa at Allen, 8:05 p.m. Idaho at Utah, 9 p.m. Kalamazoo at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Ontario at Bakerseld, 10 p.m. Alaska at Stockton, 10:30 p.m. AHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Manchester 65 42 15 6 2 92 208 148 Portland 66 37 23 5 1 80 181 155 Providence 67 35 23 7 2 79 178 165 Worcester 64 35 23 4 2 76 194 165 St. John’s 69 30 30 7 2 69 163 213 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Hershey 66 40 19 5 2 87 191 155 W-B/Scrnton 66 38 21 3 4 83 181 140 Lehigh Valley 64 29 28 6 1 65 171 202 Binghamton 66 28 30 7 1 64 207 225 Norfolk 67 23 35 6 3 55 142 196 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Syracuse 66 40 18 8 0 88 196 182 Hartford 66 35 22 5 4 79 188 193 Springeld 67 34 26 7 0 75 172 185 Albany 66 30 25 5 6 71 169 183 Bridgeport 65 24 34 6 1 55 185 216 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Grand Rapids 66 39 19 6 2 86 211 156 Rockford 65 39 19 5 2 85 181 149 Milwaukee 67 32 25 5 5 74 187 186 Chicago 64 32 25 6 1 71 175 164 Lake Er ie 65 29 26 6 4 68 172 204 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Utica 66 40 19 6 1 87 187 159 Hamilton 67 31 25 11 0 73 179 176 Toronto 64 31 24 9 0 71 164 173 Adirondack 65 31 26 6 2 70 191 192 Rochester 65 26 33 5 1 58 187 209 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA San Antonio 67 41 20 5 1 88 222 197 Okla. City 67 37 22 5 3 82 201 186 Texas 66 32 20 13 1 78 199 189 Charlotte 68 28 34 5 1 62 154 207 Iowa 66 21 41 2 2 46 148 214 Note: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Friday’s results Rockford 4, Adirondack 0 Lake Erie 3, Charlotte 2 Utica 4, Oklahoma City 2 Syracuse 4, Bridgeport 3 Worcester 6, Springeld 3 Portland 6, St. John’s 4 Manchester 6, Hershey 3 Hartford 5, Providence 0 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3, Binghamton 1 Rochester 3, Hamilton 2, OT Albany 4, Norfolk 3, OT Chicago 8, Milwaukee 4 San Antonio 1, Iowa 0, OT Grand Rapids 2, Texas 0 Today’s games San Antonio at Iowa, 1:30 p.m. Hamilton at Toronto, 3 p.m. Oklahoma City at Adirondack, 7 p.m. Manchester at Hershey, 7 p.m. St. John’s at Worcester, 7 p.m. Rockford at Utica, 7 p.m. Rochester at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Hartford at Springeld, 7 p.m. Providence at Portland, 7 p.m. Bridgeport at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Albany at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago, 8 p.m. Grand Rapids at Texas, 8 p.m.TransactionsBASEBALLCOMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Seattle LHP David Rollins 80 games for violating the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Claimed RHP Kyle Drabek o waivers from the Chicago White Sox. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Optioned RHP Danny Salazar to Columbus (IL). DETROIT TIGERS — Optioned RHP Buck Farmer to Toledo (IL). Assigned RHP Rafael Dolis to their minor league camp. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Released OF James Harris. National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Optioned RHP Williams Perez, OF Eury Perez and LHP Manny Banuelos to Gwinnett (IL). CHICAGO CUBS — Released LHP Je Lorick. COLORADO ROCKIES — Released OFs Brian Humphries and Jared Simon and INF Matt Wessinger. MIAMI MARLINS — Released 2B Alfredo Lopez. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned LHP Bobby LaFromboise to Indianapolis (IL). Re assigned RHPs Deolis Guerra, Brad Lincoln and Josh Wall; INFs Brent Morel, Gustavo Nunez and Deibinson Romero; INF/OF Steve Lombardozzi; OFs Gorkys Hernandez and Jose Tabata; LHP Charlie Leesman; and C Sebastian Valle to minor league camp.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association WASHINGTON WIZARDS — Signed G Will Bynum to a 10-day contract.FOOTBALLNational Football League CAROLINA PANTHERS — Signed WR Jarrett Boykin to a one-year contract. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed CB Alan Ball to a one-year contract. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Agreed to terms with CB Terence Newman. TENNESSEE TITANS — Signed CB Bran don Harris to a one-year contract.HOCKEYNational Hockey League NHL — Fined Washington F Tom Wilson $2,000 for diving/embellishment. CAROLINA HURRICANES — Agreed to terms with D Bret Pesce and G Alex Nedel jkovic on three-year, entry-level contracts. DALLAS STARS — Activated F Valeri Nichushkin from injured reserve and loaned him to Texas (AHL) for a condition ing assignment. NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Recalled F Kevin Fiala from Milwaukee (AHL) under emergency conditions. WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned D Dmitry Orlov to Hershey (AHL) for a conditioning assignment.COLLEGEDELAW ARE — Signed men’s basketball coach Monte Ross to a three-year contract extension. RUTGERS — Announced men’s basket ball F Junior Etou will transfer. ST. JOHN’S — Announced the school and men’s basketball coach Steve Lavin have “mutually agreed to part ways.” ST. LAWRENCE — Promoted assisant director of athletics Bob Durocher to director of intercollegiate athletics and recreation. TENNESSEE — Fired men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall. VANDERBILT — Announced QB Patton Robinette has left the football team.SoccerMLS EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA New York City FC 1 0 2 5 3 1 New Y ork 1 0 1 4 3 1 Orlando City 1 1 1 4 2 2 Columbus 1 1 0 3 2 1 Toronto FC 1 1 0 3 3 3 D.C. United 1 1 0 3 1 2 Philadelphia 0 1 2 2 3 5 Montreal 0 1 1 1 0 1 New England 0 2 1 1 0 5 Chicago 0 3 0 0 1 5 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA FC Dallas 3 0 0 9 6 1 San Jose 2 1 0 6 5 4 Vancouver 2 1 0 6 3 3 Los Angeles 1 0 2 5 5 3 Houston 1 1 1 4 2 2 Seattle 1 1 0 3 5 3 Portland 0 0 3 3 2 2 Real Salt Lake 0 0 2 2 3 3 Colorado 0 0 2 2 0 0 Sporting Kansas City 0 1 2 2 2 4 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Today’s games San Jose at New England, 3 p.m. Orlando City at Montreal, 4 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at New York City FC, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at D.C. United, 7 p.m. New York at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Colorado at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Seattle at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s games Philadelphia at Chicago, 5 p.m. Toronto FC at Real Salt Lake, 7 p.m.Pro footballAFL Friday’s results Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Portland, late Today’s games Jacksonville at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Spokane at Arizona, 9 p.m. Sunday’s game Philadelphia at Orlando, 7 p.m. Monday’s game San Jose at Las Vegas, 10:30 p.m.TennisMIAMI OPEN At The Tennis Center at Crandon Park, Key Biscayne Purse: Men, $6.27 million (Masters 1000); Women, $5.38 million (Premier) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Second Round Tomas Berdych (8), Czech Republic, def. Chung Hyeon, South Korea, 6-3, 6-4. Kevin Anderson (15), South Africa, def. Sam Querrey, United States, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3), 6-4. Bernard Tomic (25), Australia, def. Austin Krajicek, United States, 7-6 (6), 7-5. Andy Murray (3), Britain, def. Donald Young, United States, 6-4, 6-2. Santiago Giraldo (27), Colombia, def. Robin Haase, Netherlands, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0. Leonardo Mayer (24), Argentina, def. Jarkko Nieminen, Finland, 6-4, 7-6 (5). Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (23), Spain, def. Jan-Lennard Stru, Germany, 6-4, 6-4. Dominic Thiem, Austria, def. Feliciano Lo pez (10), Spain, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3. Stan Wawrinka (7), Switzerland, def. Car los Berlocq, Argentina, 6-7 (9), 7-5, 6-2. Rafael Nadal (2), Spain, def. Nicolas Almagro, Spain, 6-4, 6-2. Fernando Verdasco (29), Spain, leads James Duckworth, Australia, 1-0, Suspended. Adrian Mannarino (28), France, is tied with Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Spain, 6-4, 3-6, 1-1, Suspended. Gael Monls (17), France vs. Filip Krajinovic, Serbia, Postponed Ernests Gulbis (14), Latvia vs. Juan Monaco, Argentina, Postponed Fabio Fognini (21), Italy vs. Jack Sock, Unit ed States, Postponed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (11), France vs. Tim Smy czek, United States, Postponed Women Second Round Simona Halep (3), Romania, def. Nicole Vaidisova, Czech Republic, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1. Svetlana Kuznetsova (24), Russia, def. Alison Riske, United States, 6-2, 6-2. Johanna Larsson, Sweden, def. Lucie Sa farova (10), Czech Republic, 7-6 (5), 6-2. CiCi Bellis, United States, def. Zarina Diyas (29), Kazakhstan, 6-2, 6-1. Camila Giorgi (30), Italy, def. Alison Van Uytvanck, Belgium, 6-3, 6-2. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, def. Jelena Jankovic (20), Serbia, 6-1, 6-1. Garbine Muguruza (21), Spain, def. Sesil Karatantcheva, Bulgaria, 6-1, 6-3. Sloane Stephens, United States, def. Madison Keys (17), United States, 6-4, 6-2. Ana Ivanovic (5), Serbia, def. Irina Falconi, United States, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-3. Sabine Lisicki (27), Germany, def. Julia Goerges, Germany, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (5), 6-4. Flavia Pennetta (15), Italy, def. Tsvetana Pironkova, Bulgaria, 6-7 (1), 6-3, 6-3. Sara Errani (11), Italy, leads Anastasia Pavly uchenkova, Russia, 6-1, 4-1, Suspended. Angelique Kerber (13), Germany, leads Heather Watson, Britain, 7-5, 0-0, Suspended. Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, def. Casey Del lacqua (32), Australia, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2. Eugenie Bouchard (6), Canada, is tied with Tatjana Maria, Germany, 0-0, Suspended. Serena Williams (1), United States vs. Moni ca Niculescu, Romania, Postponed Doubles Men First Round Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin (7), France, def. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain, and Viktor Troicki, Serbia, 6-3, 0-1, retired. Ryan Harrison and Rajeev Ram, United States, def. Eric Butorac, United States, and Sam Groth, Australia, 1-6, 6-4, 10-4. Robert Lindstedt, Sweden, and Jurgen Melzer, Austria, def. Novak Djokovic, Serbia, and Janko Tipsarevic (96), Serbia, 6-4, 3-6, 10-7. Marcelo Melo, Brazil, and Bruno Soares (3), Brazil vs. Santiago Giraldo, Colombia, and Martin Klizan, Slovakia, Postponed Marcel Granollers, Spain, and Marc Lopez (5), Spain v s. Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil, and Joao Souza, Brazil, Postponed Woman First Round Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka (9), Czech Republic, def. Shuko Aoyama, Ja pan, and Renata Voracova, Czech Republic, 7-5, 4-6, 10-5. Gabriela Dabrowski, Canada, and Alicja Rosolska, Poland, def. Anabel Medina Gar rigues, Spain, and Ajla Tomljanovic, Croatia, 7-6 (3), 6-3. Martina Hingis, Switzerland, and Sania Mirza (1), India, def. Elena Bogdan, Roma nia, and Nicole Melichar, United States, 6-1, 6-0. Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina (2), Russia, def. Michaella Krajicek, Neth erlands, and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Czech Republic, 6-2, 2-6, 10-4. Timea Babos, Hungary, and Kristina Mladenovic (7), France, def. Kimiko DateKrumm, Japan, and Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 13-11. | SCOREBOARD ‘Spitz’ set for WENG returnBy ROB SHORESPORTS WRITERRich Spedalieri saw a hole in the sports fabric of Charlotte and Sarasota counties, and he’s doing his best to patch it up – again. Spedalieri will be reviving his “Spitz on Sports” sports talk program on WENG 1530 AM radio starting Monday, bringing back the show he cut off in 2013. Spedalieri, who has also been doing play-by-play for Lemon Bay and Venice high schools as well as the Hometown Hoops prep basketball broadcasts, is eager to get back behind the microphone. “We’ll cover everything, but we’ll try to keep it as local as possible,” Spedalieri said. “We’re billing ourselves as the only local-originated sports talk show in Sarasota and Charlotte counties that’s a daily.” Spitz on Sports will air as a one-hour show from Monday through Wednesday, though Spedalieri is hoping to eventually extend it to Thursdays as well. But it’s a good rst step. “It’s signicant that management at WENG has decided to take this step and put on this show during drive time during the week,” he said. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and we nally came to an agreement.” The return of “Spitz on Sports” is another addition to sports programming on local radio. WKII 1070 AM recently switched to an all-sports format, but hasn’t yet debuted a locally produced show. Spedalieri previously had a sports talk show on WENG, but stepped away in the fall of 2013 in part because his wife Laura was diagnosed with breast cancer. Laura is now in remission and Spedalieri acknowledges he wouldn’t have brought back the show if that weren’t the case. In some ways, the show will have a similar feel to its previous incarnation on WENG with familiar guests — Tampa Tribune hockey writer Erik Erlendsson is scheduled to be the rst guest on Monday. But it also allows him to take on issues that are important to the area, such as a proposed bill which will virtually eliminate any rules regulating the transfer of student-athletes. “It just sounds ridiculous,” Spedalieri said. “That’s the kind of stuff I want to tackle, issues that matter to fans in our area, Sarasota and Charlotte counties.”Contact Rob Shore at 941-206-1174 or RADIO


The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 Page 7 the fact that you won a championship. It’s the same old story — nothing has changed for me, and I feel like I am even more motivated to go out this year and accomplish even more.” He’s had plenty of time to think about this season: IndyCar has not raced since the Aug. 30 nale, making this offseason one of the longest in series history. The layoff put the series out of sight and out of mind at a time it’s trying to build momentum. IndyCar made some gains last season, when it’s viewership numbers were up 25 percent, trafc to the series website was up 45 percent and its social media accounts all saw signicant gains. The drivers, who have had little to do outside of a recent stretch of testing, were eager to get back to work on Friday. “I’ve never liked a long offseason, and six months is way too long,” said Tony Kanaan. “I don’t think it’s healthy for anybody. I’m not going to get into ‘Oh, people will forget about you guys,’ because when something is good, you can take time off. But, it’s still just way too much time off for all of us.” Now back on the track, the drivers are adapting to new aerodynamic kits that have replaced the spec Dallara chassis and help manufacturers Chevrolet and Honda differentiate themselves from each other. Since testing began in the aero kits this month, speeds seem up and Chevrolet appears to have the edge. Michael Andretti, owner of a three-car Honda team, believes each manufacturer will have specic tracks that it will have an advantage. But, he cautioned the entire paddock still has a lot to learn about the aero kits. “I think we’re still far away from understanding the whole package, because there is so much adjustability to this new package,” Andretti said. “I don’t think anybody’s going to really have the right combination in the rst race. I think we’re going to nd there’s going to be some kits that are quicker at some tracks than others.” It’s not clear what the kits will do to competition. The cars will have additional downforce this year that will allow drivers to run faster and deeper into the corners, and how that changes the racing remains to be seen. IndyCar already features some of the best racing in the world, with parity deep into the eld. For now, though, not much remains changed from last season — at least not after the only on-track session Friday. Team Penske drivers Power, Juan Pablo Montoya and Helio Castroneves swept the top three spots in practice, while newcomer Pagenaud was a distant ninth. What to make of that early showing? “That we are not 1-2-34. We should all be right there,” said Montoya.TRACKFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOGraham Rahal drives into turn 10 during Friday’s practice session ahead of the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg. district title for Tanner, who’s a senior.” The lone bright spot for Port Charlotte’s boys was its No. 1 doubles team of James Coogan and Parker Murno, who beat Ida Baker in the seminals before dropping the nals to Carlin and Ilic in straight sets. In girls play, Fort Myers ran the table, denying Charlotte No. 1 player Raffaella Ferretti a chance at a district championship. She lost to Thandiwe Kangwa, who didn’t lose a game in the tournament. “I tried my best. That’s all that matters. I played well even though I lost,” Ferretti said. “Fort Myers is real good and the girl I played goes to states every year. I knew what was coming.” Port Charlotte’s Corrin Bresky, a freshman who was unbeaten as a No. 2 going into the tour nament, met her match against Stephanie Chavez, losing 7-5, 6-0. But with all ve singles players winning at least one match, it meant a third-place nish for the Pirates. “We are ecstatic to have a freshmen make the nals. It’s the rst time we had all ve girls advance through round 1,” said Port Charlotte girls coach Lisa Branno. “We had a tough season, but to end on that note in districts is wonderful.”BOYSTeam scores: Fort Myers 17, Charlotte 12, Ida Baker 7, Port Charlotte 4, North Fort Myers 1, Riverdale 1, Island Coast 0. At Charlotte High School, Punta Gorda Championship results Singles: John Carlin (FM) d. Alex Guzman (CHS) 6-0, 6-1; Luka Ilic (FM) d. Cristian Guzman (CHS) 6-0, 6-0; Vikram Raju (FM) d. Jared Bivens (CHS) 6-2, 6-0; George Diggs (IB) d. Vincent Tovar (FM) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3; Punith Chilakala (FM) d. Tanner Lansdale (CHS) 6-1, 6-4. Doubles: Calin-Ilic (FM) d. James Coogan-Parker Murno 6-1, 6-1. No. 2 doubles nal to be played todayGIRLSTeam scores: Fort Myers 16, North Fort Myers 11, Port Charlotte 6, Charlotte 4, Ida Baker 4, Riverdale 1, Island Coast 0. Championship results Singles: Thandiwe Kangwa (FM) d. Raael la Ferretti (CHS) 6-0, 6-0, Stephanie Chavez (FM) d. Corrin Bresky (PC) 7-5, 6-0, Daniella Andrade (FM) d. Bailey Harris (NFM) 6-2, 6-2, Reina Plancher (FM) d. Coral Jarvis (NFM) 6-3, 6-0, Mary Biers (FM) d. Paola Henderson (NFM) 6-4, 7-5. Doubles: Kangwa-Chavez (FM) d. Jarvis-Erin Post (NFM) 6-2, 4-1 (ret.), Andrade-Plancher (FM) d. Harris-Meghan Sushil (NFM) 4-1 (ret.).TARPONSFROM PAGE 1 PREP SCHEDULETODAY Boys lacrosse Port Charlotte at Canterbury 8 p.m. Girls lacrosse Port Charlotte at Canterbury, 6 p.m. Track Venice boys at Wally Keller Invite (Charlotte), 9:30 a.m. Lemon Bay, Venice boys at FSU Invite, TBA NEW YORK — To toughen safety standards in youth sports, medical experts are turning away from lawmakers and toward high school sports associations to implement policies and procedures to prevent deaths and serious injuries. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine completed two days of meetings and programs with representatives from all 50 state high school athletic associations Friday at the NFL ofces in Manhattan. The goal was to have decision-makers return to states and push high schools to put into place recommendations on how best to handle potentially catastrophic medical conditions such as heat stroke, cardiac arrest and head and neck injuries. Some states, such as Arkansas, have passed laws requiring schools to meet certain standards, but Doug Casa, director of athletic training education at the University of Connecticut, said high school associations should be rst to act because they have more exibility. “Trying to get a state law passed, one, can take a long time but two, sometimes a lot of things get attached to the laws that weren’t the original intention. Also, they’re written by people who don’t truly understand the nuances of a football practice or how sports work into the school year. Those are nuances that the state high school association totally gets,” Casa said. In 2013, best practice recommendations were published in the Journal of Athletic Training, but many states are lagging in implementation of those guidelines. They include having a full-time athletic trainer on staff, having automated external debrillators in every school and accessible to all staff members, and having an emergency action plan for managing serious and potentially life threatening injuries. Funding is often cited as the reason schools, many of which are already struggling to make ends, meet fail to implement these recommendations. According to the NATA and AMSSM, only 37 percent of high schools in the United States have full-time athletic trainers. Only 22 percent of states meet the recommendation that every school or organization that sponsors athletics develop an emergency action plan. Only 50 percent of states have met recommendations that all athletic trainers, coaches, administrators, school nurses and other staffers have access to an automated external debrillator. Casa said 14 states meet the minimum best practices with regard to heat acclimatization, but the ones that have adopted them since 2011 have had no athlete deaths from heat stroke.Experts look to state associations to improve safety PREPS: Health and welfareBy RALPH D. RUSSOASSOCIATED PRESS | AUTO RACING SCOREBOARDNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesSTP 500 After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Martinsville Speedway Ridgeway, Va. Lap length .526 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 98.461 mph. 2. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 98.328. 3. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 98.048. 4. (24) Je Gordon, Chevrolet, 97.613. 5. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 97.583. 6. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 97.468. 7. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 97.463. 8. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 97.392. 9. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 97.282. 10. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 97.262. 11. (19) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 97.177. 12. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 97.038. 13. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 97.387. 14. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 97.302. 15. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 97.267. 16. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 97.267. 17. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 97.257. 18. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 97.237. 19. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 97.222. 20. (18) David Ragan, Toyota, 96.8. 21. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 96.79. 22. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 96.76. 23. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 96.558. 24. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 97.312. 25. (16) Greg Bie, Ford, 96.983. 26. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 96.944. 27. (25) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 96.919. 28. (46) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 96.899. 29. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 96.666. 30. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 96.617. 31. (98) Josh Wise, Ford, 96.607. 32. (26) Jeb Burton, Toyota, 96.494. 33. (55) Brett Mott, Toyota, 96.357. 34. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 96.298. 35. (34) Chris Buescher, Ford, 96.259. 36. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 96.254. 37. 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April 5: Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir. April 19: Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai. May 10: Spanish Grand Prix, Catalunya. May 24: Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo. June 7: Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal. June 21: Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg. July 5: British GP, Silverstone, England July 26: Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest. Aug. 23: Belgian GP, Spa-Francorchamps. AP PHOTOSimona de Silvestro walks to her car before practice for the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday. NASCAR turns eye to tire troublesBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMARTINSVILLE, Va. — Several NASCAR drivers think tire tampering is a real problem. NASCAR has conscated tires from teams after the last two races. It took tires from red-hot points leader Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano after the race at Phoenix two weeks ago and declared them ne a few days later. It took tires from Harvick, Kurt Busch, Paul Menard and Ryan Newman last weekend. Four-time series champion Jeff Gordon gures the suspicions are true. He said NASCAR has cautioned crew chiefs against altering tire pressure in meetings, and he said “that tells me it’s being done.” Denny Hamlin agrees. He said anyone caught manipulating air pressure during a race “should be gone forever.” Logano earns pole: Joey Logano will start first for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, and Chase Elliott earned the right to make his debut in the series by qualifying 27th. Logano turned a fast lap at 98.461 mph in the third round of qualifying, edging Ryan Newman (98.328), to earn the 10th pole of his career and the second this season. It’s his first at Martinsville. Martin Truex Jr. (98.018), Jeff Gordon (97.613) and Jimmie Johnson (97.583) complete the top five. Elliott will replace the retiring Gordon at Hendrick Motorsports in 2016. Sunday’s race will be the first of five in the series he hopes to run this season. Wilson joins Andretti for Indy 500: Justin Wilson will race in the Indianapolis 500 for Andretti Autosport. The British driver doesn’t have a full-time ride in IndyCar this season, but on Friday announced a two-race deal with Andretti. He’ll drive the No. 25 Honda in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis 500. Wilson is an 11-year veteran of the IndyCar Series. He has seven career wins and 26 podium finishes. Andretti fields full-time cars for Marco Andretti, Carlos Munoz and reigning Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay. The organization fielded five Indy 500 entries last year. F1 boss casts doubt on German, Italian GPs: Formula One commercial head Bernie Ecclestone said the German Grand Prix could remain off the sport’s calendar beyond this year’s cancellation and warned that the iconic Italian GP may be next to go. Speaking after a meeting with team leaders ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang, Ecclestone said he could not confirm the return of the race in Germany in 2016. 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Page 2 The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 Feeling FitCEO Derek Dunn-Rankin President and Publisher David Dunn-Rankin Feeling Fit Publisher Leslee Peth 941-205-6400 Feeling Fit 941-206-1134 Medical Advertising Executive Anthony Feroce 941-258-9527 Medical Advertising Executive Bibi R. Gafoor 941-258-9528 Medical Advertising Executives Fort Myers Daniel Dykes 941-205-6409 Columnists and Contributors Laureen Albrecht Barbara Bean-Mellinger Judy Buss Carisa Campanella Tom Cappiello Patricia Garlausky Horwell Renee LePere Bob Massey Ted Robedee Gretchen SunderlandDeadlines Support group listings are published as space permits. To have your group included, send the information to News briefs and announcements must be received by noon on Monday to be included in Saturday’s edition of Feeling Fit. Contact feelingfit@ or call 941-206-1134.FEELING FIT PHOTO BY GORDON BOWERJan and Dan Stuckey lived through an emotional and nancial roller coaster during their son’s life as a heroin addict. Now, the Punta Gorda couple devote their time raising money and awareness of treatment options. PORT CHARLOTTE — These past few weeks I have been writing about the many benets of exercise. We began with the effects on the libido, specically the direct correlation between regular physical activity and the increased sexual potency for both men and women. Exercise also promotes strength, exibility, endurance and weight loss. It helps reduce stress and helps people see benets emotionally and mentally. Surprising to many were the positive benets exercise has on brain function, such as improved memory, learning and brain cell production. Finally, exercise helps control addictions. The most important role of physical activity is preventing disease. People of all ages can benet from regular physical activity because it helps prevent certain diseases. Research has shown that regular physical activity reduces morbidity and mortality from many chronic diseases. Chronic disease sufferers are in the millions. Many of these diseases can be prevented or improved through regular exercise. Studies have shown, on average, people who are physically active outlive those who are inactive. The recommendation is people should strive to get at least 30 minutes of moderate activity at least ve days per week, or 20 minutes of vigorous physical activity at least three times a week. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states that exercise can: Reduce premature deaths related to heart disease. Reduce blood pressure and the likelihood a person will develop it. Reduce the chances of developing colon and breast cancer. Help people maintain a healthy weight. Help people build — and maintain — healthy bones, muscles and joints. Help older adults build up their strength, allowing them to move about more without falling. Promote psychological well-being while reducing feelings of depression and anxiety. This is not an exhaustive list of the many positive ways regular physical activity can help with disease prevention, but they should be enough reason to keep active.Exercise can help prevent diseasesBy TED ROBEDEECULTURAL CENTER OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY PHOTO PROVIDEDPhil Monte, 95, is still coming to the Fitness Salon at the Cultural Center. He exercises every week. PHOTOS BY DONNELL BATESDr. Jonelle McDonnell, shown holdingher Relay for Life 2015 sign, is joined by her sta members at Cypress Professional Center in Punta Gorda. From left are Nora Davis, Melodi Ross, Mary Anderson, Barbara Bordino, Janis Nyman, McDonnell, Pamela Alexender, Maurine White and Vanessa Walker.Purple is the signature color of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life program, and medical offices all over Punta Gorda are beginning to decorate their waiting rooms with the color of hope. One such place is at the office of Dr. Jonelle McDonnell at Cypress Professional Center, 25079 Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Here, employees have put out pictures, luminaria bags and information about the ACS and the Relay program. As the May 8-9 Relay event, an 18-hour walk-athon, edges closer, the town itself will be decorated in all things purple. For more information about how to participate in painting your town purple or to get involved with the Relay For Life of Southwest Florida movement, visit http://relayforlife. org or call 239-936-1113. Send photos of your purple decorations to feelingfit@sun-herald. com.Going purple: Medical offices support Relay for LifeBy DONNELL BATESPHOTOJOURNALIST The waiting room of Dr. Jonelle McDonnell’s oce at Cypress Professional Center in Punta Gorda is decked out in purple for the May 8-9 Relay for Life event in Punta Gorda. 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Page 4 The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 Bob Hope had one. So did Fred Astaire, Angela Lansbury and England’s Queen Mother. Ostomies — where surgery creates an opening in the body to catch waste products in a pouch worn outside the body — just weren’t discussed, so no one knew. In fact, ostomies still are a taboo subject, leaving ostomates feeling alone and embarrassed. An Ostomy and Health Fair offered today (March 28) at the Cultural Center aims to change that. Vendors representing products designed to make ostomies easier to care for will be on hand. Trained nurses and counselors will answer personal questions and offer advice and help. Discussion groups will be available for ostomates to talk about problems and share care techniques. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today (March 28) at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. The event will also have vendors and information on other, nonostomy related health care issues. Representatives from retirement villages, care helpers such as Granny Nannies, medical supply houses for diabetics and others will also be at the fair to help with a wide variety of health issues. The first 100 people to enter the fair will receive a ticket for a free lunch at the Cultural Center. A silent auction, featuring gift baskets, gift certificates, expensive art, pre-owned treasures and more, will also be held. “Proceeds from the silent auction will go to our scholarship fund for those studying to become wound ostomy and continence nurses,” said Bonnie Coker, who is a board member for the United Ostomy Association of America’s Charlotte County Ostomy Support Group. Jerry Downs, president of the support group, estimates that there are 800 ostomates in the county. “Yet we only know of 120 because they have come to our meetings, and only 40 to 50 come regularly,” he said. There are more than 1 million ostomates in the U.S., and they fit into three categories: Ileostomy — where the whole colon is removed, and the ileum, or small intestine, is used. Colostomy — where only part of the colon is removed. Urostomy — where the bladder is rerouted and urine is collected in the pouch. Ostomies are necessary for a variety of reasons, including cancer, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease. “Many people are afraid to go out once they have an ostomy,” Downs said. “They’re afraid people will be able to see the pouch they wear, or that it will smell or fall off if it gets full. But there are so many products now that eliminate those worries. There are deodorizing tablets to put in the toilet or the pouch to elimi nate the smell, small pouches that can be worn for short periods of time, intimate wear that hides the pouch, and so many more products and ways to manage the ostomy.” Speakers will include a urologist and a general surgeon. A chiropractor will be on hand to explain how the symptoms of IBS can be reduced through chiropractic methods. People who are certified to discuss ostomies with ostomates will be there to help with any issues they may be having. The Ostomy and Health Fair will be held in the main hall, just inside the entrance to the Cultural Center in Port Charlotte.Ostomy and Health Fair today at Cultural CenterBy BARBARA BEANMELLINGERFEELING FIT CORRESPONDENT SARASOTA COUNTY — April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pinwheels for Prevention is a national campaign to change the way Florida approaches the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The Sarasota Pinwheels for Prevention kickoff and proclamation reading will be held at 9 a.m. April 1 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital Child Care Center, 1401 S. Tuttle Ave. Pinwheels will also be displayed at the 1935 Hyde Park St. location and on a digital billboard in front of the main hospital on U.S. 41. In addition, a Partners in Blue Luncheon is being held 11:30 a.m. April 10 at the Robert Taylor Community Complex, 1845 34th St., to continue the celebration. The Arcadia Pinwheels for Prevention kickoff will be held in conjunction with the reading of a proclamation at 3 p.m. March 24 at the DeSoto County government ofce, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. A pinwheel garden will also be on display at the DeSoto County Library, 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia, beginning April 1. The Sarasota YMCA Safe Children Coalition and the Department of Children and Families are partnering with Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Early Learning Coalition, Healthy Families and the Guardian ad Litem Program to remind our community that everyone has a role to play in ensuring every child has an equal opportunity for health, growth and development. Today, there are more than 1,200 children receiving services through the Sarasota YMCA Safe Children Coalition as a result of abuse, neglect or abandonment. 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The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 Page 5 The 250 runners already registered for a nighttime 7K run in Punta Gorda will receive an unusual reward at the finish line. Chocolate. And lots of it. As participants in the Chocolate Fantasia Night Run, sponsored by the Foot Landing, finish the race, they’ll be handed water, of course, plus a specially wrapped chocolate bar, a T-shirt (for those who registered early) and a lunch box from Moe’s Southwestern Grill. Inside will be a sandwich, chips and salsa and two Golden Tickets, which can be used at the on-site Chocolate Garden. Inside the garden will be vendors selling all types of chocolate items. Chocolate truffles. Chocolate popcorn. Chocolate-covered strawberry snow cones. Chocolate wine and beer. Chocolate-covered bacon. Chocolate fudge. Chocolate ice cream. Chocolate chip cookies. A chocolate fountain and more. While the runners run, the public is invited to explore all the delicacies the Chocolate Garden has to offer. And it all takes place tonight (March 28). The run is in benefit of Tender Hearts Partnership, a nonprofit that plans and hosts monthly dances and events for adults with intellectual disabilities so they can socialize and have fun with their peers. Tender Hearts operates solely with the help of volunteers and donations. “Some of the Tender Hearts group will be at the race, handing out water bottles at stations along the way and candy bars at the end,” said Sherri Lennon, owner of The Foot Landing. “So people will actually get to meet some of the people they are helping.” The race starts at Gilchrist Park, 400 W. Retta Esplanade, at 8:30 p.m. and finishes at 11:30 p.m. Runners and walkers can register for the race any time up until 8:15 p.m. today. Register at The Foot Landing until 5 p.m. and at Gilchrist Park from 5:30 p.m. on. The cost to register is $55. The Foot Landing, at 117 Herald Court, Suite 1112, will have a mini-expo all day today. Representatives from product suppliers, pain specialists and fitness organizations will provide demon strations and answer questions. The Chocolate Garden will open to the public at Gilchrist Park at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to sample garden treats are $1 each, and vendors will price their items according to the number of tickets required. There is no admission charge. Raffle tickets will also be sold for prizes ranging from restaurant and spa gift certificates to King Fisher Fleet cruises to Personal Touch car washes and, of course, chocolate. For more information, call The Foot Landing at 941-347-7751. Chocolate the focus of 7K run in Punta GordaBy BARBARA BEAN-MELLINGERFEELING FIT CORRESPONDENTBayfront Health and the American Heart Association invite Charlotte County employers to recognize National Walking Day on April 1 by encouraging employees to step away from their desks and spend some time being active. The American Heart Association recommends adults take part in at least 150 minutes of physical activity weekly , with kids clocking 60 minutes a day. In recognition of National Walking Day on April 1, the Charlotte County American Heart Association is encouraging people to lace up with red shoelaces to show they are engaging in physical activity for their heart, health and family. Whether it’s walking, running, biking, playing sports or joining a group class, the goal is being active. Across the country, Americans will be taking the initiative to increase physical activity and help the community move away from a sedentary lifestyle. Ricky Satcher, Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda Market CEO and 2016 Heart Walk chairman, said, “Our ‘My Heart. My Life.’ initiative encourages all Charlotte County residents and their employers to move toward better health through daily physical activity and sensible eating choices. 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Page 6 The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 Spring has officially begun, and everywhere are reminders of renewal, of hope, of possibility: Tiny buds on seemingly lifeless branches. The tennis court you’ve avoided for weeks. The running shorts with price tags still attached. The gym card you can’t find, but can’t quite muster the oomph to look for. With renewal, alas, comes the harsh truth. Namely, that you don’t quite remember the last time you exercised. Maybe you stopped because of an injury, but by the time it healed, you’d lost interest. Maybe once you ran that half-marathon, you never wanted to see a shoelace again. Maybe you’re just flat-out bored with exercise. “For most people, you get to a point where you go through the motions and don’t have the fire on a daily basis like when you first started,” said Jeremy Allen, a personal trainer at Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center. “There are those who are the exception, but for the most part you go through periods when you get burned out in general.” And while those first few hours or days or weeks or (ahem) months may have left you almost giddy, looking surreptitiously over your shoulder for the truant officer, maybe now you’re ready to get back into it. Or you’re not, but you know you should. Well, you can return to the fitness groove. First, though, a few things to keep in mind: Lack of balance leads to burnout. “Anytime you get stressed, something’s missing,” said Nadia Christian, a Plano, Texas, personal trainer who has a master’s degree in professional counseling. “Maybe you don’t have enough rest. When you get to the point where you think, ‘Oh, I don’t want to go work out,’ that’s feedback you’re probably overtraining. You need something else to complete balance in your life.” But Putting your workout on pause can be good. “The body has limits,” said Dan Krawczyk, associate professor at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas. “You’ll risk injury if you don’t take breaks. Mentally it is good to take a break. It’s like taking a vacation from work.” That said The longer you go without exer cising, the harder it will be to start back up. The good news Your brain won’t make you relearn the skills all over again. “The belief is that if you’ve es tablished a habit, you’ll know the movements again,” said Krawczyk, who has a doctorate in cognitive neuroscience. “Habits do basically get imprinted in the brain. When you fall out of the habit, your brain still has that as part of its makeup. It’s like a memory savings. If you can re-create those conditions that made you faithful to exercise all along, it’s one way to tap into that mind-set.” Think about riding a bike. Even if you haven’t done so in decades, you still know how. That type of memory is called implicit; you learned how at one time and your brain hasn’t forgotten. Memory abilities aside, though, often just finding that passion to reignite can be daunting. This may be one of those times to take up the fake-it-till-you-make-it mantra. Better yet, since your old routine or workout caused you to lose the exercise spark, switch it up. “Don’t just stay in the gym and do weight workouts and get on the treadmill,” Allen said. “Force yourself to get outside, to get on the bike, to go to yoga classes. Go to Zumba. Do anything where you’re still getting the workout in, but it’s different.” A new routine makes you focus in a way you haven’t before, thus engaging the brain in a new way. That’s good in many ways, Krawczyk said. There’s a catch, though. “You have a process where it’s awkward,” he says. “You’re doing poorly.” Here, one of two outcomes can occur: You get frustrated and ditch the exercise because you just can’t seem to grasp it. Or you feel slight satisfaction, so you push through till that sliver becomes a slab. As a trainer, Allen said, he walks a fine line: “You want to push them [clients] but not to a point where they’re going to quit. I get things they can tolerate, then as they get better, it’s not a chore.”Time to get yourself back on trackBy LESLIE BARKERTHE DALLAS MORNING NEWS (TNS) GET BACK YOUR WORKOUT MOJO Set goalsSign up for a race, Allen said. “Do something that reignites the body and mind to get going and start training again. Sometimes people have nothing to shoot for. They’re doing something just to do it.” When Christian began signing up for triathlons, the time she put in on the treadmill began to have a purpose, she said. “That made it fun for me. 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The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 Page 7 BAYFRONT NEWS & NOTESThe public is invited to attend the following April events hosted by Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda:WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 Dr. Mark Davis will present “Don’t be Fooled, There is Relief for Your Knee and Hip Pain” for free from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, fourth floor conference room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Have your questions answered one-on-one and learn to identify various causes, symptoms and treatment options, including the latest procedure for total knee replacement that preserves the ligaments, including your ACL. To register, call 941-637-2497. TUESDAY, APRIL 7 A Cardiac Diet Nutrition and Wellness Class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Wellness Center at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Learn heart-healthy, lowfat and low-sodium food options during this free event. Call 941637-2497 to register.MONDAY, APRIL 13 Dr. Domingo Galliano will offer a “Treatment for Complex Abdominal Hernia” for free from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Even complex hernias can be eliminated. If you are suffering from recurrent hernias, you may be a candidate for a minimally invasive treatment option that is available at Bayfront Health. To register, call 941-637-2497.TUESDAY, APRIL 14 A Pulmonary Diet Nutrition Class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Wellness Center at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Learn how to take control of pulmonary arterial hypertension by making healthy choices and staying dedicated to a routine. The event is free. Call 941-637-2497 to register. The Lung Cancer Support Group will meet with Dr. Ivor Percent, who works in oncology, hematology and internal Medicine from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, fourth floor conference room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Find out what support and assistance is available to you and your family and how others are coping. The event is free. No registration required. For details, call 941-637-9575. Dr. Nicholas Connors will present “Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Hip Replacement” from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Join us and learn how Bayfront Health is taking the fear out of hip replacement surgery. The event is free and will feature a live demonstration following the presentation. To register, call 941-637-2497.WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 Dr. Jaimela Dulaney will present “Plant Based Diets to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease” from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Explore the benefits of a plantbased diet and learn how it can be good for your heart. The event is free. To register, call 941-637-2497.TUESDAY, APRIL 21 A Cardiac Diet Nutrition and Wellness Class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Wellness Center at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Learn heart-healthy, lowfat and low-sodium food options during this free event. Call 941637-2497 to register. Dr. Steve Anthony will present “Put a Spring in Your Step” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. If you have a foot or ankle disorder, your long-term outlook will depend on the severity of your disorder and the amount of damage that has occurred. Learn about treatments available for a variety of foot and ankle conditions. The event is free. To register, call 941-637-2497.WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 A Stroke Support Group will meet from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, fourth floor conference room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Have you or a loved one been affected by stroke? Find out what support and assistance is available to you and your family, and how others are coping. The event is free. To register, call 941-637-2497. Dr. Sergio Cossu will present “New Treatment Options for Atrial Fibrillation” from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. You’re dizzy, have a fluttering feeling in your chest and an overall feeling of weakness. While it could be a number of conditions, in some cases it may be atrial fibrilla tion (AFib). Learn signs, symptoms and the various treatment options. The event is free. To register, call 941-637-2497.THURSDAY, APRIL 23 Dr. Saeed Shahzad will present “Moving Forward with Alzheimer’s and Dementia” from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, fourth floor conference room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. People with memory loss or other signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia may find it hard to recognize they have a problem. These signs may be more obvious to family and friends. Learn how to put living with the disease into perspective, and provide the support and encouragement necessary to move beyond the diagnosis. The event is free. To register, call 941-637-2497.TUESDAY, APRIL 28 Dr. Mark Davis will present “Don’t be Fooled, There is Relief for Your Knee and Hip Pain” from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Have your questions answered one-on-one and learn to identify various causes, symptoms and treatment options, including the latest procedure for total knee replacement that preserves the ligaments, including your ACL. The event is free. To register, call 941-637-2497. adno=478178 Iss events this April.Don't be Fooled, There is Relief for Knee and Hip PainWednesday, April 11 5:00 6:00 p.m.Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Building713 E. Marion Ave., Punta GordaHave your questions answered one-on-one and learn toidentify various causes, symptoms and treatment options, Mark Do,,,,M.D.including the latest procedure for total knee replacement Orthopedic Surgeonthat preserves the ligaments, including your ACL. Free.To register, call 941-637-2497.Cardiac Diet Nutrition ClassTuesday, April 7 or April 211 9:00 -10:00 a.m.Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta GordaLearn heart-healthy, low fat and low sodium food options. Twodates to choose from. Free. To register, call 941-637-2497.Treatment for Complex Abdominal HerniaMonday, April 13 1 5:00 6:00 p.m.Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port CharlotteEven complex hernias can be eliminated. If you aresuffering from recurrent hernias, you may be a candidatefor a minimally invasive treatment option using a 3DGeneral Safyeonhigh-definition vision system, available right here inCharlotte County. Free. To register, call 941-637-2497.Pulmonary Diet Nutrition ClassTuesday, April 14 1 9:00 -10:00 a.m. -!Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta GordaLearn how to take control of hypertension by makinghealthy choices and staying dedicated to a routine. Free.To register, call 941-637-2497.Celebrate National Volunteer WeekSunday, April 12 Saturday, April 18, 2015This week was established in 1974 to recognize andcelebrate the efforts of volunteers. At Bayfront Health,our volunteers play an integral role in advancing patientengagement and quality care. Join us as we say thankyou. For more information on how you can join thevolunteer program, call 941637-2579.Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Hip ReplacementTuesday, April 14 1 5:00 6:00 p.m.Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port CharlotteHip hip hooray! Bayfront Health Port Charlotte is proud to be the first provider in Charlotte County to make this procedureavailable. Join us and learn how it is taking the fear out of hip wahscaf, .$ sDreplacement surgery. Free. LIVE demonstration following Orthopedic Surgeonthe presentation. To register, call 941-637-2497.Plant Based Diets to Reduce Your Risk of Heart DiseaseWednesday, April 15 1 5:00 6:00 p.m.Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port CharlotteExplore the benefits of a plant-based diet and learn howit can be good for your heart. Free. 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Page 10 The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 PORT CHARLOTTE — At Bayfront Health, no one knows more about the compassion and skill of our superb staff than our patients. However, the impact they have made on the lives of so many patients is not often recog nized. The reward of their labor is the satisfaction of knowing that they have changed the lives of their patients for the better. When a patient writes a heartfelt letter of thanks, we are touched by the kind words and appreciate the time and effort made in the expression of gratitude. And when a patient returns to deliver the letter himself and personally thank those who cared for him, we have no words. Instead, here are the words of that patient, David Baird: March 5, 2015 “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” — William Ward. On this date, 12 months ago, I en joyed my rst ambulance ride — with sirens — and rst stay in a hospital. I was brought to your emergency ward having experienced a heart attack when on our boat approximately an hour from our dock. I felt lightheaded but didn’t think it serious. Fortunately, when I returned home, my wife immediately called our next door neighbors: a retired urologist and his wife, a retired emergency room nurse. They took one look at me and dialed 911. A short time later I entered Bayfront and was taken to an operating room to have a stent put in. Then the real excitement began. Post-op in the recovery room, an incredibly vigilant nurse discerned I was experiencing a second heart attack — a doubleheader. Two for the price of one. I was returned to the operating room and given a second stent. Fun. I don’t know exactly when, but under the influence of anesthetic, I aspirated. My neighbor said much later that based on her long ER experience, she didn’t think I’d survive. As I now know, either heart attack could have — perhaps should have — resulted in my death. I had no knowledge of aspiration, but Google now tells me that this phenomena, too, could have resulted in death or brain damage while anesthetized. I was hospitalized for just over one month, the majority of it in your ICU. I’m afraid 12 months later, much of my stay remains a mystery to me as you kept me sedated for an extended period. When I did regain cognitive capability, I found so many tubes attached to me I was bed-bound for some time. I apologize for not remembering your names, but I assuredly remember your kindness. Excellent room service, orderlies who had no end of patience for everything, including incontinence, oxygen highs from a nice young man who visited daily, constant monitoring/testing by ICU nurses night and day, doctors galore. You do an incredible job. I was eventually allowed to get out of bed and visit a washroom — scary trip, but so welcome and so overdue. I truly missed being able to take care of myself. I’d lost approximately 25 pounds, all muscle tone/strength and stamina, but at 6-feet, 6-inches and 238 pounds, I could stand the loss. Looking in the bathroom mirror and seeing my new gray beard and long gray hair, I was reminded of Charlton Heston in the “Ten Commandments.” All I needed were the stone tablets. I guess my appetite returned, and I probably tried everyone’s patience with constant questions, but you put up with me. I remember two fun, but increasingly demanding physiother apists who opened many new doors for me, forcing lengthier hall journeys every day. I can’t say I enjoyed my stay, not even those wonderful airy hospital gowns and yellow socks, but I will be eternally grateful to each of you for seeing me through it. You gave me a second chance at life, and I’m planning on taking full advantage. I’ve gained back just under 20 pounds and walk about a mile every day with my new physiotherapist — my dog, Emma. I’ve resumed a full, active life thanks to you, rejoining for example, my beloved Animal Welfare League board. Medically, I’m in good shape. Proof. My ECHO test came back at 55, if memory serves, and I just had my annual physical and all — I mean all — was considered normal/perfect. I’d give you the numbers, but normal numbers would probably just bore you given what you see every day. I was told that sometimes you don’t get follow-ups like this, so are unaware of the final outcome for patients you have helped, so I decided to send you this update. I hope you will share it with any co-workers who were with you one year ago. My sincere thanks to each and every one of you. Best, David Baird Opened in 2012, the Bayfront Health Southwest Florida Heart Center is a comprehensive, full-service cardiac center in Charlotte County. It is an accredited Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention located in a 50,000-square-foot facility and features all private rooms, a 19-bed cardiovas cular intensive care unit, a 16-bed post interventional cardiac cath unit, an eight-bed pre/post interventional cardiac holding unit, and two open heart surgery suites, along with a heart and vascular rehabilitation program. An important part of our comprehensive care is a multidisciplinary cardiac rehabilitation program that helps patients return to the activities they enjoy. A team of physical ther apists and nutrition and exercise specialists combine education, support and exercise therapy to provide a customized approach that meets each patient’s needs. Patients learn how to incorporate heart-healthy habits such as proper diet, exercise and stress management techniques that can lead to a better quality of life. 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The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 Page 11 CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Dr. Thomas F. Ferrara and Mary A. Byrski have been announced as honorary co-chairs for the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic’s 2015 Spring Fling Luau. The Spring Fling Luau is set for April 18 and will be held on the grand lawn of Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside, 33 Tamiami Trail. Guests will enjoy a traditional luau menu, cash bar, dancing, live and silent auctions and Hawaiian entertainment, including a re dancer. For more information, purchase tickets or become a sponsor, visit www. or call 941-766-9570. Honorary chairs announced for Virginia B. Andes’ Spring Fling LuauProvided by RICK PUCCIVIRGINIA B. ANDES VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY CLINIC BYRSKI FERRARA If you’re relying on crossword puzzles and brain games for mental acuity, think again. Recent findings suggest that aerobic exercise can slash your lifetime risk of Alzheimer’s in half and cut 60 percent of your risk of dementia. “There’s no end of research that connects exercise, especially aerobic exercise, with brain health,” stated researcher John Medina, Ph.D., of the University Brain Center for Applied Learning Research in a 2008 inter view conducted by the Harvard Business Review. The majority of Alzheimer’s cases are most likely not attributable to genetic factor, Medina stated. The current scientific dogma suggests non-genetic Alzheimer’s cases are vascular in origin. “What seems to be happening is that some people suffer a lot of micro-strokes that damage their brain in the same way that the genetic Alzheimer’s sufferers experience. Aerobic exercise that improves the vascular system obviously reduces the instance of these micro-strokes and, with that, the likelihood of ending up with Alzheimer’s,” Medina continued. Medina’s interview in More, an online magazine, points to data from geriatric studies done with people over the age of 75. “Statistics showed that if you had a physically active lifestyle, your risk of Alzheimer’s was low,” Medina reported. “The bottom line is aerobic exercise boosts brainpower.” Medina noted that sedentary people can increase their brain power by starting an aerobic exercise program. “In the lab we use 30-minute aerobic workouts on a treadmill three times a week. It’s not unusual to get a 100 to 200 percent improvement in the various tests that measure the ability to process information,” he stated. In May 2014, a study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience reiterated the links of decreasing Alzheimer’s risks with exercise. The findings came from Cleveland Clinic researchers, who studied the brain scans of older adults known to have Alzheimer’s genetic mark. Next, they gathered 100 older men and women and had them participate in moderate amounts of physical activity. At the end of the study, findings suggest that exercise helps to slow the progression of one of the most dreaded diseases. What’s more, the group that was most physically active was shown to have an increase in memoryrelated brain function. Another landmark study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by neuroscientist Art Kramer at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign reveals the growth of brain cells via exercise. Kramer took 120 very sedentary people and randomly divided them into two groups. They received brain MRI scans and memory tests before and after the yearlong study. Their ages ranged between 60 and 80. One group was given aerobic exercise consisting of walking three times a week and progressing toward 70 percent of their maximum heart rate, with increases in speed and distance throughout the course of a year. The control group participants were given toning, stretching and light strengthening exercises. Kramer’s research conclusively showed the aerobic-walking group had an increase in brain volume. One area of the brain that increased in size was the hippocampus. Without the hippocampus, humans would be devoid of making new memories. Kramer’s research also reveals improvements in spatial memory with the aerobic walking group. Spatial memory helps people navigate and orient themselves within their environment. When walking around your neighborhood, spatial memory helps get you back home. It’s interesting to note that at the start of the study, both groups had similar scores on the spatial memory test. At the end of the study, the group that was given the stretching, toning and lightweight lifting had no improvements shown on their memory tests. 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Page 12 The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 CHARLOTTE HARBOR — Phil and Linda Wilson really do not like to draw attention to themselves. In fact, it was somewhat like pulling teeth just to get a photograph of the two of them. They are, however, intensely committed to drawing attention to the American Cancer Society. “Every minute that we can spare, we spend trying to raise awareness of all the good work that has been done — and that which remains to be done — in ghting cancer,” Linda said. And the time that the Wilsons spend in that quest is signicant. While many might be content to run a successful real estate ofce in Charlotte Harbor, the Wilsons use that ofce as a conduit through which they channel their cancer-ghting efforts. Adorned with plaque after plaque in recognition of the many good works the two have contributed throughout Charlotte County and beyond, they remain as humble as ever. “None of this is about us,” Phil insists. “It is about doing what we can to help those who have to deal with this dreaded thing.” The Wilsons do know a thing or two about dealing with cancer. Linda is a cancer survivor, as is their daughter. “Every day we lose someone we know to cancer,” she said. “I don’t want to keep reading that so and so put up a good ght but lost to cancer. I want to read that they put up a good ght and won.” The Wilsons’ awareness-raising efforts take many forms. For starters, the large sign that stands outside of the real estate ofce, 4485 Tamiami Trail, always announces local fundraising events for the cause. Phil, also an auctioneer, often donates his time in that capacity at cancer fundraising auction events. On any number of occasions he has pulled out his saxophone and ddle to provide enter tainment at fundraising functions, too. Recently, the Wilson Warriors Relay For Life Team sponsored a Relay event in back of the real estate ofce. Their passion for raising funds for the American Cancer Society was once again on display recently when Phil was designated a Riley Award recipient for his lifetime of never-ending community service. The award came with a $5,000 check to be given to the charity of his choice. Not surprisingly, he donated the check from Smugglers Foundation to the American Cancer Society. “Relay for Life is an international campaign by the American Cancer Society to address the various needs that cancer patients have,” Linda said. Since its rst steps in 1985, the Relay for Life movement has become a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to ght cancer, reports “Now we have Relay events all over the county,” Linda said. “In addition to the sheer need for more research,” Linda said, “people battling cancer need help in so many ways. They may need help with wigs, with prosthet ics, with getting medications — the list goes on and on.” In addition to all of the events the Wilsons tirelessly attend, Linda also serves as a member of the board of directors for the regional chapter of the American Cancer Society. “A few years back, ACS combined its Port Charlotte ofce with the one in Fort Myers,” she said. “That was tough for a lot of us up here.” Now she and others are able to conduct meetings through video conferencing. “That helps us a lot,” she said. “We can get so many more medical people involved. I’m happy to say that our local efforts are again very active.” Those interested in nding a Relay For Life event should contact Linda or Phil Wilson at 941-629-6624 or visit www. A passion for purple: Wilsons rally to fight cancerBy KENNETH P. ANDRESENFEELING FIT CORRESPONDENT PHOTO BY KENNETH P. ANDRESENLinda and Phil Wilson have a passion for raising awareness for all the good work that has been done — and that which remains to be done — in the war on cancer. The Wilsons’ awareness-raising efforts take many forms rf nrtbrr nt rf rrt frt nt bn n rfr ntb nn t nnt n n rf rfntnb b r rntbbt bt nrb nf tntt rfntbnt rfnt bbffft n ntt n brbtt rf rf nf rfnftbb ttbt rfn fntb ftftn nn b fbbr rtfftf tfttbf fntbr rrt ttft rf fntfbr rfntb f bf r fnrt ttt b b r tr rr r r f f n r t t n t t t b r f f r fnr ntrb b nn nr rf nntbfff rfntbbrn rrn nfrn f ntt rr rfbtnrnnr rtrrr tnrfr rbnn rtr brntb b r ffntb n nfrb tfnb b rffn trn nftnf b nrn ttnnbn trbnf nbr nnb fnnb rrtn bnn bn nftn rn nn fnb nnbrnf r n rftnn rftn rnntrb rbt rbtt fnn trn nnnnbn ntr rnn n bnnf nr f r ttn r ‘’ r“”•’ ‘––– ‘–“’ rfntbnft rbntntrnffrnfbntbtffn nnrtnnfnrf trbn rt rfntb rfb fb fb rrfttb r tftr‘’ “”• trr–‘ —tttn rrf–‘ rfnfftbbfbb t bfn n r n r fntbnf nn rfntfrrb nt rfntb adno=50429677 Lowe Lftkftft r 71 I :Lhlf. lF 1 HARK CHASELifeAIMcare 1 1lebrat ncS' n r iiCenter 1 1 I: , V NEWINCREASEDCNAWAGES!!!EARN UP TO5'12.00/HR.FOh FT/FTLI N DSHIFTDIFFEE ITIALSUP TO 1


The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 Page 13 PUNTA GORDA — A new charity golf tournament was held at Twin Isles Golf Club in Punta Gorda on March 14. It was a remarkable event because of the numbers it racked up — 100 golfers, 53 tee box sponsors from all over the country, more than 40 gift donations with a value of $4,000, mostly from local businesses, and donations of money nationwide. More than $9,000 was raised, a number most charity golf tournaments can only dream about. Even more remarkable is the fact the tournament was started by a couple, Jan and Dan Stuckey, new to the area and on behalf of a charity they helped form a scant two years ago — The ARCHway Institute for Mental Health and Addictive Disorders — while living in St. Louis. The effort and care they put into the tourney and institute are heartfelt and personal. Their son, John, is a recovering heroin addict who put them through a financial and emotional roller coaster that taught them much about the flaws of addiction treatment in this country. John, clean for two and a half years, has now gone from a $200-to-$300-aday habit to making a living working in the recovery field, and his parents have made it their life’s mission to help other addicts and their families make the same successful journey. Jan said of her son, “During his last (fifth) recovery program (at Assisted Recovery Centers of America), John realized he’d been selfish and wanted to give back. He started selling coffee with a friend involved in the coffee business He used to sell it in a recovery center and wanted to give the profits back to the recovery center to help his friends on the streets. ARCA said, ‘Why not start a nonprofit to help people who can’t afford it?’” That triggered an immediate response from his parents. Dan said, “It was the first time in five years he wanted to give back — his first thought of wanting to help others. We jumped all over it. For us, it was a sign of hope and that he wasn’t the black sheep in the family.” Anyone wanting to take a shot at improving addict treatment in this country has a target-rich environment — the stigma and shame associated with being an addict or having one in the family; lack of knowledge on the part of normal support mechanisms like family doctors, ministers, the workplace and insurance companies; lack of reliable data on the success rates of recovery programs, thus giving patients no clear choices; addiction treatment’s isolation from mainstream medicine; and lack of funding for individuals seeking treatment and medical researchers trying to improve it. When the Stuckeys made contact with ARCA, they discovered the first thing they needed to address was to face up to the stigma problem per sonally and begin educating people that addiction is a disease. Dan said, “Dr. Percy said he would go in with us to start ARCHway if we were willing as a family to stand up and tell our story. He said, ‘We are 50 years behind where cancer is, and we have to get the public to start talking about it. Once the talking begins, solving the problem will naturally happen.’” He continued, “We went on the radio to tell our story, and friends came out of the woodwork telling us their stories. Everybody was keeping it secret. Now, we know a lot of people who are addicted — doctors, sports people, politicians. They’ll send us money but won’t publicly talk about it. We’ve seen a lot of successes, but only a few will publicly reveal it.” John, himself, jumped on the education bandwagon. Dan said, “He’s now executive direc tor of ARCHway and goes on radio and TV. His story is cited by a lot of people trying to get treatment. We get a lot of calls back in St. Louis from patients who say, ‘I want to be like that guy on the radio.’” The Stuckey’s have nevertheless been successful educators, aiding not only addicts but also their long-suffering friends and families, the source of much of ARCHway’s financial support. “Caregivers are as hurt as addicts by this process; by the time addicts get to the point they want help, their support structure has been used up,” Dan said. “What we’re finding is people just like us who want to help make changes. Sometimes, it’s a story of celebration (a loved one in recovery) or to honor a lost one. When we see family and friends suffering, if we can just help them help theirs, we’ll at least be taking small steps.” Not surprisingly, given the Stuckeys’ level of commitment, ARCHway’s goals address most of the problems A hole-in-one eventBy GORDON BOWERFEELING FIT CORRESPONDENTPunta Gorda couple fights for addiction treatment PHOTOS BY DONNELL BATESTeammates Brad Haidet and Tim Mourad pose for a photo on Hole No. 18 during a charity golf tournament at Twin Isles Golf Club in Punta Gorda earlier this month.WILSONS | 14 Punta Gorda Vice Mayor Kim Devine, center, reads a proclamation in this photo, where she is anked by Dan andJan Stuckey of ARCHway Institute. 301 W. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda 575-2273 Former faculty member of Marquette University School of Dentistry G eneral & Implant Dentistry adno=50481072 M ICHAEL R. M ARKGRAF , D . D . S . adno=50481890 Our Talented Team of Orthopedic Surgeons Has Grown! Steven R. Anthony, D.O. 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Page 14 The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 NEWS & NOTESRelax, restore with yin yogaJoin The Yoga Sanctuary from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on March 29 for a fusion of yin yoga, which is a restoring practice of slow, deep holds, and live singing bowls. The event is open to all levels of students and costs $35. For more information, visit or call 941-505-YOGA(9642).Alzheimer’s supportThe Alzheimer’s Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter-affiliated support groups are for family members, caregivers and others interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease. Meetings are open to everyone, are free of charge and registration is not required. For program information and to verify meeting dates, times and locations, call 800-272-3900 or 941235-7470. Local meetings are held at the following locations: Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood, meets at 10:30 a.m. on the third Friday of the month. Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 S. McCall Road, Port Charlotte, meets at 1 p.m. on the third Friday of the month. Living Waters Lutheran Church, 12475 Chancellor Blvd., Port Charlotte, meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Friday of the month. Respite provided at location. Royal Palm Retirement Center, 2500 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, meets at 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. South Port Square (Harbour Terrace), 23033 Westchester Blvd., Port Charlotte, meets at 3 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. Saint Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 1441 Spear St., Port Charlotte, meets at 2:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month. Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte, meets at 3 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Life Care Center, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda, meets at 3 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda, meets at 3 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. DeSoto County Public Library, 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia, meets at 11 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. First Alliance Church, 20444 Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte, meets at 3 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month in room 6 (The meeting at the First Alliance Church is a Younger Onset diagnosis support group. This group is for individuals with a diagnosis before the age of 65 — the person with a diagnosis and caregiver are both welcome. The person who has been diagnosed needs to be younger than 65 and needs to be able to engage in a conversation with others). Contact Linda Howard at 941-235-7470 with any questions concerning this group. Call 800-272-3900 or 941-235-7470 for information concerning support groups or services provided through the Alzheimer’s Association.VIP to offer independent living classes at Royal PalmVisually Impaired Persons of Charlotte County will offer independent living classes at Royal Palm Assisted Living, 2500 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, to residents in the community suffering from low vision or severe vision loss. The nonprofit organization also sponsors a variety of classes, including mobility and ori entation, Braille, white-cane training and weekly support group meetings. The classes will begin at 10 a.m. on April 6. Held at the facility each week for six weeks, the classes are free, but registration is required. Call the VIP at 941-625-8501 or Nisha with Royal Palm at 941-627-6762. For more information, visit Memorial offers balance screeningsA balance screening is being offered from 10 a.m. to noon by Lee Memorial Health System at the Outpatient Rehabilitation at City Center, 3114 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers. Unintentional falls are the leading cause of death due to injury among Florida residents 65 and older, and they are the fourth leading cause of death due to injury overall. Participants must complete a questionnaire prior to the tests, which are monitored by licensed physical therapists. A summary of test results and findings will be reviewed during an exit interview with a licensed physical therapist. Space is limited. Call 239-343-4960 to make a reservation.‘Catch Good Health’ expoThe Catch Good Health Wellness and Healthy Living Expo is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 10 at Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. There will be free admission for screenings, prizes, educational seminars and goodies for everyone. Vendor booth space and sponsor ships are still available. Call 941-2042222 or email info@audiophonicpro. com for more information.Luncheon to honor cancer survivors, caregivers Relay For Life of Punta Gorda is inviting all cancer survivors and caregivers to a free luncheon in their honor from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11. The annual event will take place at New Life Family Fellowship, 28330 Bermont Road, Punta Gorda. Reservations are needed by April 1. Survivors and caregivers are also encouraged to attend the Relay for Life event May 8-9 at Charlotte High School, 1250 Cooper St., Punta Gorda. For more information, contact Vilma Schwarz at Vilma.Schwarz@ or 239-936-1113, ext. 3914.Meeting announced for NAMINAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) Charlotte County invites those who suffer from mental illness to its next meeting, which is scheduled for April 14. Meetings take place at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Charlotte County, 1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. For more infor mation, call Karen at 941-456-3100.Two-day health workshop offered by FSWFlorida SouthWestern State College, 8099 College Pkwy, Fort Myers, will host a two-day workshop for the Florida Health Information Management Association from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18 and 19. The workshop will cover clinical modification and procedural coding services. Additionally, a workshop discussing clinical documentation improvement will take place on April 18. To register, or learn more about these events, visit www.FHIMA. org. You can also contact Elizabeth Whitmer at or 239-489-9493. Registration costs range from $150$530, depending on the workshops attended and membership status with FHIMA.Punta Gorda Relay is May 8-9The Punta Gorda Relay For Life takes place from 6 p.m. May 8 until 9 a.m. May 9 at Charlotte High School, 1250 Cooper St., Punta Gorda. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Charlotte County gives everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Register a team by visiting or by calling 1-800-227-2345. Former and current cancer patients, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, faithbased and civic organizations, and anyone wanting to make a difference in the fight against cancer are invited to take part in this event. with current addiction treatment methodologies, including financial issues and research support. They raised $25,000 at the ARCHway kickoff gala in June 2013, but the bread-and-butter fundraiser is the charity golf outing, now spreading to several states and still growing in number. The tournaments are successful in large part because they touch both their local communities and also tap into the network of supporters around the country who have heard the Stuckeys’ story and A new charity golf tournament was held at Twin Isles Golf Club in Punta Gorda believe in ARCHway’s mission. “We always pick a local recovery center to help,” Dan said of dispensing the golf tournaments’ profits. “Here, we went to Charlotte Behavioral Health Care and said, ‘We want to help and give you money so you won’t have to work so hard.’” Half of the $9,000 raised at the event is going to Charlotte Behavioral for treatment programs. The other half goes to ARCHway, where it can be applied for by addicts seeking recovery. An important part of every golf tournament addresses the research issue. Dan said, “We call it professional sharing. ARCA and ARCHway professionals came in and met with CBHC people to get all the professionals in one room and share what’s working and what’s not working. It helps professional groups network.” Helping to spread word of recent treatment techniques is important to the Stuckeys, who credit a new drug called Vivitrol for controlling their son’s cravings. John continues to do well and, in addition to his ARCHway executive director role, manages an outpatient program and two sober houses in St. Louis. The Stuckeys believe it was mostly good fortune that led to his recovery. Dan said, “When John was at rock bottom, we were deciding where to bury him and he had his come-toJesus moment right at that point — the seventh day of his fifth recovery program. It was a coin flip; we were just fortunate. Our No. 1 theme is that people can and do get better with treatment.” He speaks the truth, and he and Jan are already planning next year’s golf tourney and plotting ways to drive local awareness of addiction treatment options. They need all the help they can get. Email, call 314-452-4982 and visit the ARCHway website,, for an overview of the contributions this nonprofit is making to addiction treatment. 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The Sun /Saturday, March 28, 2015 Page 15 NEWS & NOTESPedal/Play in paradise benefit registration Team Punta Gorda, and The Isles Yacht Club invite bicyclists of all skill-levels to Pedal and Play in Paradise with proceeds to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Team Punta Gorda. Sign-in and registration begins at 7 a.m. today at the Laishley Park Pavilions in Punta Gorda. Rest stops will be set up along the way for morning rides, starting at 8 a.m. The City Manager’s/History Tour, begins at 1 p.m., with a cost of $20, and does not include food or rest stops, lunch may be purchased for an additional $10. As a bonus, all morning riders may participate in the City Manager’s/History Tour at no additional charge. Participants have five bicycle rides to choose from, 15-mile, 30-mile, 62-mile, a 10-mile Mystery tour and the City Manager’s/History Tour with Punta Gorda’s city manager Howard Kunik. Lunch begins at 11 a.m. and goes to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy live music with lunch, and a free beer, for those of legal drinking age, provided by Punta Gorda’s own Fat Point Brewery. Dayof-event registration is $45.Knee and hip painTalk to Dr. Mark Davis, an orthopedic surgeon, about knee and hip pain from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Medical Ofce Building at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. “Have your questions answered one-on-one and learn to identify various causes, symptoms and treatment options, including the latest procedure for total knee replacement that preserves the ligaments, including your ACL,” states the website. This is free, but seating is limited so call 941-637-2497 to register.National Walking DayBayfront Health and the American Heart Association invite Charlotte County employers to recognize National Walking Day on April 1, and to support their employees’ health by encouraging them to step away from their desks and spend some time being active. The AHA recommends at least 150 minutes of physical activity weekly for adults, and 60 minutes a day for kids. In recognition of National Walking Day, the Charlotte County American Heart Association is encouraging people to lace up with red shoelaces to show that they are engaging in physical activity for their heart, health and family. Whether it’s walking, running, biking, playing sports or joining a group class, the goal is being active. For more information, call 941-9625679, or visit classBayfront Health Punta Gorda is offering a free cardiac diet nutrition class from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 7 at Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Seating is limited so register by calling 941-637-2497.Audubon plans walkaboutJoin the Peace River Audubon Society for the April Walkabout at 8 a.m. April 7 at Hathaway Park 35461 Washington Loop Road, off U.S. 17 north of Punta Gorda. Several short trails explore a variety of habitats near Shell Creek. County parking fees or annual permit apply. Dress for the weather and easy walking. Sunscreen and bug repellent may be useful. Bring binoculars, water and a snack if desired. The walk will be approximately two hours. For more information call Eleanor Marr at 941624-4182. or www.PeaceRiverAudubon. org.Spring cooking classFawcett Memorial Hospital is offering a free Spring Cooking Class with Fawcett’s Chef Daniel Wise and Clinical Nutrition Director Grace Lee from noon to 1 p.m. April 8 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital H2U Center, 3280 Tamiami Trail, Unit 493, Port Charlotte. Call 888-685-1599 to register.Free robotic surgery seminarJoin Dr. Domingo E. 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Saturday, March 28, 2015 E/N/C/V The Sun Classified-Section A Page 1 TM SunsetDodgeChryslerJeep *Allpricesincluderebates.Financingwith approvedcredit.Residencyrulesmayapply. Vehiclesmaynotbeaspictured.SERVICEHOURS: MON-FRI7:30AM-5:00PM SAT.7:30AM-NOON www. l . SALESHOURS: MON-FRI8:30AM-7:00PM SAT9:00AM-6:00PMCLOSEDSUNDAY7745S.TAMIAMITRAILSARASOTA941.922.2400ST06610123 SCOS O SAT 9:00AM-6:00PM 3.6L V-6, SIX SPEED AUTOMATIC, POWER WINDOWS/LOCKS/MIRRORS, REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY, CRUISE CONTROL, S EVEN PASSENGER S EATING, SUPPLEME NTAL SIDE AIR BAG S FOR ALL ROWS, TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN, A/C WITH DUAL ZONE TEMPERATURE CONTROL, TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL, AM/FM/CD MEDIA CENTER, AND MUCH MORE. 3.6L V-6, LEATHER, POWER WINDOWS/LOCKS/SEAT/MIRRORS/DOORS/ LIFTGATE, TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING, REAR BACK-UP CAMERA, VOICE COMMAND WITH BLUETOOTH, SPEED CONTROL, KEYLESS ENTRY, SUNSCREEN GLASS, ALUMINUM WHEELS AND MUCH MORE. #C15128 NEW 2015 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY ALL NEW 2015 RAM 1500 QUAD CAB #D15336 SA A LE $ 2 7 , 9 9 9 SALE $ 27,999 *Vehicle prices listed are plus tax, tag, and title. Prices include rebates. Dealer also charges a p re-delivery service fee o f $599 which represents cost and profit to the dealer for items such as cleaning, inspecting and adjusting new vehicles and preparing documents relat ed to the sale or lease. Dealer not responsible for typographical errors. Vehicles may not be as pictured and are subj ect to prior sale. Financ ing is with approval credit. Residency rules may apply. See dealer for details. 5.7L V8 HEMI, AUTOMATIC, POWER WINDOWS/LOCKS/MIRRORS, SPEED CONTROL, TRAILER TOW WITH CLASS IV HITCH, THEFT DETERRENT SYSTEM, 6 SPEAKER SOUND SYSTEM AND MUCH MORE. PRICE INCLUDES $500 FINANCE BONUS , MUST FINANCE WITH CHRYSLER. 8535080 Save an additional $1,000 if you own/lease a Kia. S ALE $ 1 8 , 9 9 9 SALE $ 18,999 #C1562 SA A LE $ 1 8 , 9 9 9 SA A LE $ 1 8 , 9 9 9 SALE $ 18,999 POWER WINDOWS/LOCKS/MIRRORS, SPEED CONTROL, 9-SPEED AUTOMATIC, BLUETOOTH WITH VOICE COMMAND, SECURITY ALARM, KEYLESS ENTER & GO, ALUMINUM WHEELS AND MUCH MORE. PRICE INCLUDES FINANCE BONUS, MUST FINANCE WITH CHRYSLER. ALL NEW 2015 CHRYSLER 200 LIMITED AUTOMATIC, POWER WINDOWS/LOCK/MIRRORS, SPEED CONTROL, KEYLESS ENTRY, TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING WHE EL, SOLAR CONTROL GLASS, BLUE TO OTH WITH VOICE COMMAND AND MORE. ALL NEW 2015 JEEP CHEROKEE #J15106 SA A LE $ 1 9 , 9 9 9 SA A LE $ 1 9 , 9 9 9 SALE $ 19,999 adno=8533107 NEW 2015 JEEP WRANGLER SUNSET Price Includes Finance Bonus. Must finance with Chrysler #D1581 F R OM M $ 1 7 , 9 9 9 F R OM M $ 1 7 , 9 9 9 FROM $ 17,999 POWER WINDOWS/LOCKS/MIRRORS, KEYLESS ENTRY, CD/MP3 WITH TOUCH SCREEN AND SIX SPEAKER SOUND SYSTEM, SOLAR CONTROL GLASS, TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING WHEEL AND MUCH MORE Kelley Blue Book and Autobytel nam ed The 2014 Jeep Cherokee one of the 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000 NEW 2015 DODGE JOURNEY #J15525 36 #D1590 36mo/10K per year, Zero Due at signing, we even make your first payme nt. LEASE FOR $ 279 Price includes $500 finance bonus, must finance with Chrysler. SAVE AN ADDITIONAL $1000 IF YOU CURRENTLY OWN OR LEASE A KIA, FIAT OR CHRYSLER CORP. VEHICLE. S ALE $ 2 4 , 9 9 9 S ALE $ 2 4 , 9 9 9 SALE $ 24,999 3.6L V-6, A/C, FULL CONVERTIBLE TOP, COMMAND-TRACSHIFTON-THE-FLY 4WD, AM/FM/CD/MP3 WITH 8 SPEAKER SOUND SYSTEM, THEFT DETERRENT, SPEED CONTROL AND MORE. BETTER PRICES... BIGGER SELECTION NEW 2015 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE 30 In St ock. All Sale Priced! RANKED #1 FULL SIZE TRUCK JAN 2015 Motortrend S ALE $ 2 4 , 9 9 9 SALE $ 24,999 SUNSET SUBARU 7611 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 925-1234 *Vehicle prices listed are plus tax, tag, and title. Prices include rebates. Dealer also charges a p re-delivery service fee o f $599 which represents cost and profit to the dealer for items such as cleaning, inspecting and adjusting new and used vehi cles and preparing documents related to the sale or lease. Dealer not responsible for typographical errors. Vehicles may not be as pictured and are subject to prior sale . Financing is with approval credit. Residency rules may apply. See dealer for details. 2015 SUBARU IMPREZA 2.0i Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive 36 mpg hwy 2.0-liter SUBA RU BOXER 4 -cylinder e n gine Bluetooth Connectivity Standard Buy For $ 18,999 FJA01 U15409 FFF-12 A UT O TR ANS., ALUMINUM WHEELS & R OOF RAILS U15305 FORESTER 2015 SUBARU 2.5i Premium Package Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive S even airbags sta ndard 1 32 mpg hwy 2 170-hp SUBARU BOXER engine Lease For $ 260 /mo. 12,000 miles per year, $1,960.00 cash due at signing for 36 months. No Securi ty Deposit required. ALL NEW 2015 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5 i 10 TOTAL AVAILABLE XV CROSSTREK 20 15 SUBARU 2.0 i PRE MIUM Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive 33 mpg hw y 6 Partial Zero Emmisions Vehicle 7 Build in our zero landfill plant FRC-12 P REMIUM PACKAGE, AU T OMATIC!! Leas e For $ 266 /mo. 12,000 miles per year, $2,166.00 cash d ue at signing for 36 months. No Security De posit required. ALFA ROMEO HAS ARRIVED Introducing the A lfa Romeo 4C. Handcrafted in Italy, its ultra-lightweight body is as much beauty as beast. A turbocharged 237 HP Inline 4 engine rockets from 0-60 in 4.1 seconds.* Four distinct driving modes , unassisted steering and a race-bred digital display keep you exhilarated. Sunset Alfa Romeo FIAT of Sarasota 7641 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL, 34231 (941) 924-8822 *Based on manufacturers testing. Actual results may vary. FCA US LLC. All Rights Reserved. ALFA ROMEO is a registered trademark of FIat Group Marketing & Corporate Communication S.p.A. used with permission. OPEN SUNDAY 11-4


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Page 4 The Sun Classified-Section A E/N/C/V Saturday, March 28, 2015 MEDICAL2030 FT position avail in busy DRs office in Venice. Medical exp. preferred, front/back office. Fax resume to 941-497-0735. LIVE IN AIDE/COMPANION Background, Mature, Reliable, Pleasant. 954-290-5367 M . A . w /Phl e b otomy & C omputer Skills, Fax Resume 629-1111 EMAILofficem g r80@ g MEDICAL ASSISTANT, Part Time 24 Hrs/Week. Email resume to: RESTAURANT/ HOTEL2040 BE HOME BY 3:30PM!! COOK &SERVER NEEDED For Breakfast & Lunch. Apply in Person to: 1230 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice Beweent 6am-2:30pm BU S HELP/DI S HWA S HER NEEDED Tues-Sun for Busy Breakfast Restaurant. Apply in Person Only 415 Cooper St. COO K, S UPERDay Express is looking for Expd Pizza Cook with Fryer and Flat-top skills. Apply Within 1595 McCall Rd. 941-697-7641 Ask For John. MONTYS RESTAURANT Hiring: FRONTOFHOUSEMANAGER, DISHWSHER, & SERVERS. Experienced Apply at: 2515 Tamiami Tr. P.G. THE BURNT STORE GRILL is looking for full and Part time experienced team members We are seeking: SERVERS HOSTS COOKS BUSSERS APPLYINPERSONONLY 3941 TAMIAMITRP.G. COLONIAL-BURNTSTOREPLAZABETWEENPUBLIX& HOMEDEPOT VAN SHUTTLE DRIVERS NEEDED. Must be Available Weekends & Holidays. Apply in Person: Four Points by Sheridan, 33 Tamiami Trl. P.G. SKILLED TRADES2050 2 MECHANICSW/ OWNTOOLS& 2 OILCHANGETECHNICIANS. CONTACTALLABOUTAUTOFORINTERVIEWAT941-276-5777 AC INSTALL, DUCT MECH, HELPERF/T, Exp PrefBut Will Train Motivated Person. Paid Vac & Ins. DFWPNO PHN CALLS APPLY IN PERSON M-F 8A-5P. 24700 SANDHILL BLVD, DEEP CREEK 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 CONCRETE FINISHERS an d LABORERS, Full and part time. Must have own transportation. 941-628-5965 MEDICAL2030 CNANeeded for Assisted Living to Work with Elderly. ALL SHIFTS NEEDED. Only licensed CNAs need apply. Benefits Available. Apply in person: 2295 Shreve St, P.G. F/T REC/ASST ., f or au di o l ogy office. Ins billing, computer and phone exp req. Send Resume & References to: 21216 Olean Blvd. Suite 4, P.C. 33952 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 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 ADVERTISE! www.HorizonTechInstitute.ComADVANCE YOUR CAREER Licensed & Accredited School Murdock Town Center on 411032 Tamiami Tr Unit 3YOUcan become a LPN within 11 months. Enrollment ongoing.Start Working In 2-5 wks! Classes Start Each Month Call For Class Dates Nursing Assistant (120hrs) Home Health Aide (75hrs) Phlebotomy Tech (165hrs) EKG Tech (165hrs) Patient Care Tech (600hrs) Job Assist. & Pymt. Plans Call Now to Register! 941-889-7506 PHLEBOTOMY,EKG, CNA, Classes Start Mar 30 LPN-Days & Weekends Class starts April 27 MEDICAL2030 CNA's / HHA's WORK WHERE YOU LIVE! WORK ON YOUR SCHEDULE! Busy homecare agency immediate openings. FT / PT hours available. Exp required. Visiting Angels Call 941-257-0306. CNAs, HHAs and Caregivers Find new clients by advertising your services in the Senior Directory every Wednesday in The Sun Newspapers. This feature publishes in Charlotte, Sarasota, and Desoto Counties. Market yourself reach 150,000 readers! Call 941-429-3110 for more information FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! ENGLEWOODHEALTHCAREIS OFFERINGFULL& PARTTIME CNA OPPORTUNITIESAT OURSKILLEDNURSINGFACILITYINENGLEWOODFL!CANDIDATESMUSTHAVE ACTIVEANDVALIDCNALICNESEINFL ANDHAVE CLINICALANDLTCEXPERIENCE. WEOFFER EXCELLENTBENEFITSWHICH INCLUDEMEDICAL, DENTAL ANDVISIONINSURANCE,GENEROUSPAIDTIMEOFF ANDMUCHMORE. TO APPLY, PLEASE EMAIL PAYROLL@ ENGLEWOODHEALTHCARE.COM1111 Drury Lane Englewood Fl 34224 Ph. 941-474-9371 Fax. 941-475-6593 EOE DFWP NEW INCREASED CNA WAGES!!!EARN UP TO $12.00/HR. FOR FT/PT AND SHIFTDIFFERENTIALSUP TO $2.00!!! EXPERIENCED COOK MUSTHAVEMINIMUM3 YEARS COOKINGEXP. INHOSPITALITY ORRESTAURANTSINDUSTRIES. PLEASEFAXYOURRESUMETO: 941-423-2663. INTERVIEWINPERSON: 4950 POCATELLAAVENUE, NORTHPORTDAILYBTWN24PM CLERICAL/OFFICE2020 C LERI C AL A SS I S TANT: P/T 12-15 Hours. Good organizational & computer skills. Bookkeeping a plus. FAX resume to 941-575-7968. FASTPACEDA/CCOMPANYNEEDS ORGANIZED, DETAILORIENTED,DEPENDABLE, PERSONTODO SCHEDULING, ORDERING, PERMITS& BILLING, A/CORCONST. IND. EXP. HELPFUL.APPLY: 4 SEASONSA/C, 1592MARKETCIR, MURDOCK NOPHONECALLSPLEASE. ORSENDRESUMETO EMPLOYMENT@4SEASONSAC.COM OFFICE HELP FT . G oo d Ph one Skills, Able to Multi-Task, Team Player. Abbot Air 941-474-4741 P/T ADMINA SS T/RECEPTION-IST, HS Diploma or Equivalent; Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Publisher, & Basic Knowledge of Quickbooks. Good Organization, Time Management Skills, Exc Communication skills and ability to mutitask. 9AM-5PM Apply in Person: 1111 Forrest Nelson Blvd. Port Charlotte. or Fax to: 941-624-2552 P/T DE S K C LERK, Need Flexible, Personable, Ener getic individual to multi-task for a HOA Community. Apply in Person: 1111 Forrest Nelson Blvd. Port Charlotte. Fax 941-624-2452 REAL ESTATE CLOSER Title Insurance Agency Looking for the Right Person who has Experience in the Field or the Energy & Desire to Learn and Grow into a Long Term Position as a Real Estate Closer. Email Resume to: Seizethesales withClassified! MEDICAL2030 Were Life Care Centers of America, the nations largest privately-owned skilled care provider. If you share our heartfelt approach to caring for the elderly, consider joining our family at Life Care Center of Punta Gorda. We offer competitive pay and benefits in a mission-driven environment.CNA'S F.T./P.T. 3-11, 11-7, DOUBLES W.E. MAINTENANCE ASST. FULL TIME PREP COOK: FULL TIME DIETARY AIDE\RELIEF COOK: FULL TIME DIETARY AIDE: PART TIMECome visit with us at 450 Shreve St. Punta Gorda EOE CAREGIVERS WANTED Experienced Caregivers Needed for 1st and 2nd Shifts. Must be Able to Pass Level 2 Background and Drug Test. All Applicants Must Apply in Person to: Harborview Acres ALF 24450 Harborview Rd. Port Charlotte PROFESSIONAL2010 FULL TIME ACCOUNTANT EXPERIENCEREQUIREDSUBMITRESUMETO941-639-0946 PROFESSIONALS WANTED LICENSEDRENTALMANAGER BANKING2015 PERSONAL BANKERHometown Bank seeks FT Personal Banker with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Previous banking customer service experience required. For additional details and application please visit Apply at Charlotte State Bank & Trust, 1100 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33953 or submit resume to EOE/Vet/Disability FINANCIAL2016 SR. FINANCIAL ANALYST(GRANTS)Charlotte County, FL.Fiscal Services Division. Bachelors Degree with accounting and grant experience desired. Starting Salary $51,563 yr plus benefits. Please view complete job details and apply online at Charlotte County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. 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. DEEPCREEK Classified=Sales 2000EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT 2005Services 2010Professional 2015Banking 2020Clerical 2025Computer 2030Medical 2035Musical 2040 Restaurant/Hotel2050SkilledTrades 2060Management 2070Sales 2090Child/Adult Care Needed 2100General 2110Part-time/ Temp 2115Home Based Business 2120Seeking Employment PROFESSIONAL2010 EXPERIENCED ASSISTANT COMMUNITY MANAGER WANTEDCAM LICENSEDREQ. F/T PORTCHARLOTTEEMAILRESUMETO:JILLD@SUNLETTER.COM T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! 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. FindyourBest Friendinthe Classifieds ! !


Saturday, March 28, 2015 E/N/C/V The Sun Classified-Section A Page 5 SALES2070 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 CHILD/ADULT CARE NEEDED2090 VPK TEACHER, MUSTHAVEFCCPC QUALIFICATIONS(CDA). APPLYTO: EDUCAREPC@GMAIL.COM GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! 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@ 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 SALES2070 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. Findthe perfect companion inthe Classifieds! 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 SALES2070 INTERIOR DESIGNERS & SALESPEOPLEPORT CHARLOTTE, FL STORE Baers Furniture & Design Studio welcomes highly qualified F/T Designers or Sales Associates w/min 1-2 yrs of exp who would like the opportunity to Have it all. You can offer your clients full design, the largest selection of IN STOCK quality furniture at guaranteed lowest prices & we pay TOP COMMISSION RATES. Nights & weekends required. E-mail resume to: EOE/DFWP SKILLED TRADES2050 R OO FER S , S KILLED 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. CLASSIFIED ADSSELL SKILLED TRADES2050 MAINTENANCE ASSISTANTMonday Friday 8AM-4:30PM Must have experience working at a long term care facility, Plumbing, Electrical and misc. repairs. Pay commensurate on experience. FLOOR TECHMonday Friday Must have experience.Apply in person: QUALITY HEALTH CARE 6940 Outreach Way North Port (941)426-8411 or FAX Resume 941-423-1572 EOE Drug free work place NEEDED EXPERIEN C ED Commercial Fence Installers. Please Call 941-429-3290 or Fax Resume to: 941-429-3291 RECEPTIONIST / Weekend Part Time / Nokomis. Job includes greeting customers, multi-line phone system, data entry, misc duties. DFWP, Non-Smoker, Call Ed Davidson (941) 966-2182. 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 AdvertiseToday! 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


Page 6 The Sun Classified-Section A E/N/C/V Saturday, March 28, 2015 LOST& FOUND3090 CLAIM YOUR OAR AT THE NEW MARKER 4 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10:30 AND 4. CALL 941-486-0500 O R COME TO THE FISHERMAN' S WHARF MARINA BAIT SHOP. F O UND: C AT, MALE All white w/ spot on ear & tail. Found in Venice East Subdivision, Gulf Breeze & Dorchester. Call 941-451-1472 FOUND : SET OF KEYS Behind Anderson Government Annex in Venice. 941-496-8984 L OS T LADIE S PRE SC RIPTION GLASSES OnVenice Island or Vacinity on or About 3/20. 732-491-5292 MI SS IN G 3 WHEEL BIKE on Monday 3/23 in Bird Bay Dr. East, Venice. Bright Blue w / Large Basket in Rear. REWARD! Call 941-484-4124 ARTS CLASSES3091 Beginning watercolor classes with award winning artist Robert Broyles at North Port Hobby Lobby. Private lessons also avail Call 941-875-8163 FUSED GLASS , Stained Glass & Mosiac Classes For Info & Scheduling Call Gayle Haynie 941-830-8448 or Email EDUCATION3094 MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED! Become a Medical Office Assistant! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Online training can get you job ready. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed. 1-888528-5547. EXERCISE CLASSES3095 GULF COAST ACUPUNCTURE 151 Center Rd. Wednesdays 5:30pm Thursdays 9:00 am Saturdays 8:30am YOGA FOR BEGINNERS Proceeds to Venice Wildlife Center Call Rick or Mary 941-488-1769 RELIGION CLASSES3096 BEGINYOURDAYIN BIBLE STUDY Christ the King Lutheran Church, 23456 Olean Blvd. Wednesdays 10AM-11AM. For more info 941-766-9357 Port Charlotte F AITH LUTHERAN CHURCH 4005 Palm Drive, Punta GordaVarious Days & Times CONFIRMATION/BIBLE STUD Y Adult Infomational Class 941-639-6309 OTHER CLASSES3097 CO N C ENTRATIVE MEDITA TION with Linda Weser, 4 p.m. every Monday at Unity Church of Peace, 1250 Rutledg e Street, off Veterans Boulevard between Orlando Boulevard and Torrington Street, Por t Charlotte/North Port line. Free; open to the public. 941-276-0124 PERSONALS3020 FEMALE H AIRSTYLIST l oo ki ng f or friendship/relationship w/Single Man 50-65 941-201-9853 RELAXATION WITH BRANDI 941-467-9992 WM 7 2 FL Native N S /ND Would Like to Meet A Southern Lady For Hopefully A Lasting Relationship. (941)-524-6419 SCHOOLS & INSTRUCTION3060 ED KLOPFERSCHOOLS OF CNA TRAINING 1 Week class $250 Sarasota, Port Charlotte, Ft. Myers. 1-800-370-1570 TRADITIONAL SHAOLIN KUNG FU CLASSES for Adults & children. FREE classes available. All areas. Call for more info. 941-204-2826 UNEMPLOYED? E arn Y our Commercial Drivers License (CDL) in Just 3 Wks. & Join the Ranks of Employed Truck Drivers Nationwide. Located Punta GordaFL. SunCoast Trucking Academy. 941-8550193 or 941-347-7445 BIBLE STUDY & CHURCHES3065 CAL VAR Y BIBLE CHURCH 1936 E. Venice Ave. Venice Friday at 9am. Study features video teachings of noted Bible Scholars on various subjects. For more info. Call Rev. Jones at: 941-485-7070 or visit C ARD PLAYIN G & D O MIN OS Free to Play at: First Presbyterian Church, 2230 Hariet St. Port Charlotte Starting at 1pm Every Wed. Call ( 941 ) -979-8239 for Info. COMMUNITY CENTER 4PM 7PM each Wednesday. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 23456 Olean Blvd. PC, Open to All Ages. For more info 941-766-9357 EDGAR CAYCE A . R . E . Search for God Study Grou p 6 PM 7 PM each Tuesday a t Venice Public Library More Info call 941-966-1964. FAITH BUILDERS A Basic Study to Build your Christian Faith. Call Pastor Martin at Christ the King Lutheran Church for times. 941-766-9357 Port Charlotte GREAT BIBLE STUDY Dr. J. Vernon McGee Thru The Bible Radio Network 91.5 FM 6am & 9:30pm 91.3 FM 12:30pm & 7:30pm 1-800-65Bible (2-4253) GULF COAST HEALING ROOMS If you need healing, we want to pray with you! Our prayer teams are available to minister to you by appointment. Thursdays 10 am-12:30 pm For apt. call p.863.558.7455 1538 Rio de Janeiro Blvd. Punta Gorda, Fl 33983 Jesus Still Heals Today! LIC. CHRISTIAN COUNSELING941-876-4416Liberty Community Church North Port Charlotte SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES DISCUSSION Sat. March 28, 11:00 am, Mid-County Regional Library, Rm B, Port Charlotte. Explore dreams, divine intervention, near-death experiences, inner light & sound. Fellowship and free booklet. A free discussion for people of all faiths. Presented by Eckankar. 941-766-0637. PARTTIME/ TEMPORARY2110 SALES CASH PAID DAILY Excellent Workplace! Great Hours & Benefits. Base vs. Generous Comm. Avg $15+/hr. Port Charlotte 941-625-8800 SEEKING EMPLOYMENT2120 RELIABLE, 3 5 YR. EXPD CONCRETE MAN & 3 SON CREW. Needs Steady Work. Have transp., dump truck and tools. Will travel SW Fla. Contact 484-523-2427 or 3000 NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS3010 ADOPTION: Adoring Happy Financially Secure NYC Family yearns for 1st baby. Country House, Excited Grandparents too! FLBar42311 1-800-552-0045 Expenses Paid 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! Somerestrictions do apply. LIMIT 5 FREE ADS PER WEEK **Everyone Needs to Register on Our New Site** Need To Place a Classified Ad? Enter your classified ad and pay with your credit card 24 hours a day, 7 days week CLASSIFIED ADSSELL HAPPYADS3015 Place your Happy Ad for only $16.25 3 lines 7 day. Add a photo for only $13.00! Please call (866)-463-1638 PERSONALS3020 AD O RABLE TA S HA. Stretch & Relax Therapy 941-497-1307 GENERAL2100 SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS/ATTENDANTS Training provided. Starting pay $12.88/$8.88 per hour with potential for advancement to regular driver or attendant. 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Will Train. 941-628-8950 MAILROOMTHE CHARLOTTE SUN NEWSPAPER Part-time positions available, must be production oriented, able to lift at least 20 lbs., willing to work flexible hours and able to work evenings and weekends. To fill out an Application Apply in person Mon.-Fri. 8-5 The Charlotte Sun Newspaper 23170 Harborview Road Charlotte Harbor, FL Please, no phone calls We are a drug and nicotine free workplace Pre-employment drug and nicotine testing required PART TIME AMBASSADORS Needed, to solicit Free Subscriptions for the Smart Shopper. A 20 year old weekly shopper. Contact Jim DeFalle 941-786-7676 PRESSOPERATORVenice Gondolier press seeking experienced full time press operator with background with Goss Community single wide press. Supervisory experience a plus Good communication skills and ability to grow a good team atmosphere a must. Knowledge of 4 color back to back printing. Good mechanical skills knowledge of roll stands and stackers. Basic computer skills for reports. 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JOB FAIRPlantation Golf and Country Club 500 Rockley Blvd, Venice FL Servers & Bussers Cooks & DishwashersGolf Maintenance & Operations Monday March 30 1pm 4pm 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


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Page 8 The Sun Classified-Section A E/N/C/V Saturday, March 28, 2015 6000 MERCHANDISE ENGLEWOOD GARAGE SALES6002 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 .SAT . 9AM 2PM 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! NEEDAJOB? CHECKTHE CLASSIFIEDS! NOKOMIS/OSPREY GARAGE SALES6004 Elephants TrunkEstate Sale. FRI. & SAT. 8-2PM 318 Signorelli Dr. (Sorrento Gate 1) Rattan Furn., Lift Chair & MORE! NORTH PORT GARAGE SALES6005 FRIS AT 8 AM-1PM 2838 Algardi Lane ESTATE SALE! Furniture, Kitchenware, Collectibles, Tools & MUCH MORE! FRI SAT 9 5 8866 Gaillard Ave (Biscayne to Alam). HUGE SALE! NORTH PORT GARAGE SALES6005 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 2 1318 H e d gewood Cir.-off Toledo Blade. Furniture, Clothing, antiques, household & More! No Mens! 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! SATURDAY ONLY . 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!!!!! PT. CHARLOTTE/DEEP CREEK GARAGE SALES6006 FINAL MOVING SALEFRI & SAT 8AM-2PM PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 21500 GIBRALTER DR NEW ITEMS ADDED FR SAT 8 2 3091C ata li na Ct-hbr hgts Estate/Garage Sale. No reasonable offer refused. Everything from A-Z. GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! FRI SAT 8 ? 535hi g hl andavenw. collectible glass, books, lps, patio furniture, hottub, lawnmower, shopvacs, tools, pictures, misc FRI SAT 8 4 6055 Gill ot Blvd. Treadmills, Bicycles, Bicycle Carrier, Chain Saw, Water Machine, Household, Mens & Womens Clothes. FRI SUN . 8AM 2PM . 23143 Landon Ave. Estate Sale entire house full, antique,furniture,outside items PT. CHARLOTTE/DEEP CREEK GARAGE SALES6006 FRI.S AT. 8 2 3596 N. Tamiami Trail. The Power of God Ministries. Tools, Household, Sm Appl., Clothing & Books. FRI.S AT. 8 AM3 PM 2980 Cabaret St. Furn., Household, Tools, Fishing, Rifles & Ammo, Harley Leather Outfit etc ADVERTISE In TheClassifieds! FRI .SAT . 8AM 4PM 19651 Midway Blvd. Some Tools, Household and miscellenous items. FRI .SAT . 9 3 . 18071 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 ATS UN 8 AM3 PM 14502 Lillian Cir. (South Gulf Cove). 3 Family Garage Sale. Too Much To List! 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! SATURDAY ONLY 8 12 3562 Harbor Blvd. Yard Sale. Furniture Clothes, Dishes. All House Sale! SATURDAY ONLY . 9 1 . 2143 Astotta Street. Something for everyone!!!! THUR-FRI-SAT 8AM 3239 Jamestown St. Maple queen BR set, vanity & sink,curio cabinet, glassware, clothing, mink jacket, household, linens, holiday & more! PUNTAGORDA GARAGE SALES6007 ESTATE SALE SAT-SUN 9-31420 Mcgregor St. Lots of Good Furn. & Antiques. NO JUNK! Generator & Guns. FRI SAT8 2 . 31720 Washington Loop Rd. Not Your Average Garage Sale! Worth the trip I Guarantee it! FRI SAT . 9AM 12PM 1001 W. Henry St. Golf, Tools, Elec., Auto, Household, Computer, NO EARLY BIRDS!! FRI . 8 12 & SAT . 8 10 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./ S AT.. 8 -1. 260 1 POINCIANA Ct.. $1 BARGAIN SALE. Clothes, books, misc./4 DR,file cab/etc. HUGE NEW AMMO SALE SAT-SUN 8-3, 2101 TAYLORRD. AMERICANLEGIONFLEAMKT. 22LR NO LIMIT, 32, 380, 40, 45, 223 All rounds & RARE ammo too. Cash specials or visa/ mc/ etc. DONT MISS THIS. Call 941-626-4291 for Sales!!!! SAT SAT 8 : 30 2 : 30 . 6660 Taylor Rd suite 102 punta gorda fl 33950. Office furniture, go karts, collectables, books, televisions, bikes SAT ONLY . 8 2 . 17512 Malarky Ln. Household items, some furniture, lap quilts / fabrics and Much More!!! SAT SUN . 8 2 . 6660 T aylor Rd. #108. Antiques, Kayaks, Bikes, Beer Signs, Boston Whaler Montauk, ZHEJ Scooter, etc. See ON LINE AD. S AT. O NLY 9 2 (Indoor, Rain or Shine) First United Methodist Church, 507 West Marion Ave. Our Bargain Boutique Will Also Be Open! Proceeds to Benefit Youth Summer Camp. PUNTAGORDA GARAGE SALES6007 S AT., O NLY7: 30 2 N O EARLY SALES. 2601 Palm Drive. (Behind Dunkin Donuts). 3 families 2 Driveways: Large Variety of everything S ATURDAY O NLY 9 3 2600 Rio Grande (PGI) Multi-Family Sale. General Household, Computer, Etc. ROTONDAAREA GARAGE SALES6008 FRI.S AT. 8 3 , 32 Long MeadowPl. Rugs, Furn., Silk Plants, Dishes, Mens 3X, Bikes, Golf Clubs, Treadmill. HUGE SALE! FRI.S AT. 8 : 30 ?? 288 Annapolis Ln. Bedroom Furn., Clothes, Books, Oars, and Lots of miscellenous. FRI.S AT. 9 AM2 PM 23 Pinehurst Pl. Furniture, Lawn Mower, Area Rugs, Antique Plates, Frames Etc. FRI .SAT ., 8AM 3PM , 13Sportsman Rd. BIG SALE! 4 FAMILIES! Tools, Jewelry. Collectibles, Golf, Household & MUCH MORE! FRI.S UN., 8 AM2 PM 14 Clubhouse Rd. MOVING SALE!! Furn., Tools, Cookware, King Bed, Sofa Bed & MORE! S AT 8 -4 6 1 C lubhouse 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! S AT., 9 AM2 PM, 1023 ROTONDACIRCLE. 5 FAMILY SALE! SOMETHINGFOREVERYONE!! S. VENICE AREA GARAGE SALES6010 ENTIRE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE SATURDAY 8AM-1PM US 41 & Timberline Blvd Between Plantation & Venice E. Blvd. SAT . 9 ? 1609 L arc h woo d Dr., Off Center Rd. Moving Sale, Lther sofa & chairs, More Furn., Entire contents of home! SAT . 9 3 1055 C o b ert Rd . Shop Smith, Tools, RV, light Bulbs and miscellenous. S. VENICE AREA GARAGE SALES6010 PSYCHIC FAIR2nd Sat. Every month 10am-3pm TOP READERS Free Healing $15/15 min ANGEL MINISTRIES 2269 S. Tamiami Trail Venice 941-492-4995 S ATS UN 8 : 30 2 3 1 6 Roseling Cir. Estate Sale. Antiques, Armoire, Tile/Wood Washstand, Barristers Bookcase, Dressers, Stools, Ent. Units, Lthr Couch/Recliner Chair, Palm LazyBoy Recliner, Chair & a Half/Bed, Lamps, Bahamas Buffet/Coffee Table, Bistro Table/Chairs, Signed Prints, Glassware, Elec: Turn Table, Receivers, CD Player, Speakers, Tools, Yard Art. VENICE AREA GARAGE SALES6011 FRI SAT 9 3 301 N assau St N. Plant & Garage Sale. 2 Families. Lots of Household Items Saved For You To Enjoy! SUN ONLY.9-4. 318 Seaboard Ave. Huge Sale! Shoes, Kitchen, Home, Fitness, Bed, Outdoor Priced to Sell, Everything must Go! GULFCOVE/SGC GARAGE SALES6014 FRI. & S at. 8 : 30 3 : 00 . Boyle Terrace. Games, craft items, womens clothing, (small sizes) plus more.We are off David in Gulf Cove, Port Charlotte FRI .SAT . 8AM 3PM 12468 Bacchus Rd. HUGE ESTATE SALE, Furniture, Household, Tools and More! AdvertiseToday! SAT 8 1 9260 S pr i ng Ci r. Tools, Quality Fishing Gear, Boat Hardware, Electrical Wire & Boxes, & Miscellaneous. SAT SUN 8AM 3PM 14502 Lillian Cir. (South Gulf Cove). 3 Family Garage Sale. Too Much To List! SAT .SUN . 9 5 15520 & 15496 Avery Rd. TV Stand, Petite Clothing, Household, Puppy Accessories & Lots of miscellenous items. Friday, August 15, 2014 E/N/C The Sun Classified Page 19 Friday, August 15, 2014 E/N/C The Sun Classified Page 19 FURNITURE6035 ENTERTAINMENT C TR f its 32 tv glass enclosed shelves, bottom storage $50 941-2753287 FLOOR SEATS l eat h er roun d , 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 HUT C H DE S K $ 175 9 41629 5418 IBUYFURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 KITCHEN TABLE S quare w/ glass top & 4 Chairs. $50 941-625-8329 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 FURNITURE6035 DININ G S ET Round wood table, w/leaf, 4 side chairs, 2 counter height $400 941-625-5245 DININ G S ET Wrought Iron Glass Top 4 Chairs Cushions White $200 941-625-8757 DININ G TABLE Table/oval/4 chairs/light oak $125 941-8822446 DINING TABLE/6 CHAIRS . $375 941-249-9061 DI S PLAY C A S E G lass shelves/doors/oak/wired $125 941-882-2446 DRE SS ER 5drawers+shel f $100 941-766-7349 DRESSER 5d raw 5h x 3 w so lid key west style $225 941-7660679 DRE SS ER wood 6 drawers $ 75 941-766-7349 ENTERTAINMENT C ENTER 3 Pc, Dark Wood, Fits 32 Screen TV $150 941-625-8329 ENTERTAINMENT C ENTER 3 pcs whitewash $150 941275-5837 ENTERTAINMENT C ENTER 56w X 61H, 3 drawers, holds up to 32 TV. Country Red, Like New! $99 941-882-4342 FURNITURE6035 CO U C H 7 f oot good cond comfortable $50 941-979-1458 DESK DROPLEAF c h erry wood 42wx41h $299 941564-8757 DINETTE S ET & 4 C HAIR S 42 round tile top w/leaf $225 941-676-2019 DINETTE S ET new 1 0 5 9 . 00 $350 941-475-1716 DINETTE SET w i t h 4 matc hi ng chairs, hunter green farmhouse style $375 941-629-7056 DINETTE W/4 C HAIR S All Wood, Counter height $350. 941-475-4455 DININ G R OO M S ET Hitchcock hutch, table, five chairs pic avail on-line $400 941-214-5106 DININ G S ET 36 round table/4 chairs/wood $250 941-681-6417 DININ G S ET allglass table w 6 chairs delivery avaiable $350 941-275-5837 DININ G S ET Ext rnd White/pine 4 matching chrs $125 941-697-7880 DININ G S ET Rattan Table Glass Top 4 Chrs Cushions $200 941-625-8757 FURNITURE6035 CO U C H & C LUB C HAIR. Broyhill Exc.cond. $400 941-8301531 CO U C H & L O VE S EAT Like New Brown OBO $325 941740-1842 CO U C H Fabric, 90 X 36 X 36 , $195. RECLINER/ROCKER, La-Z-Boy, Navy Blue Leather, $175. Both In Exc. Cond. 941-474-7458 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, S LEEPER Q ueen size Seally 87x36x29/ floral, clean $299 941-275-5837 CURIO CABINET TALL ETCHEDGLASS LIGHTED 4 SHELVES $800 941-223-6647 C URI O C ABT Tall G lass Lighted White Base $200 941625-8757 FURNITURE6035 C HAIR LIVIN G R OO M excellent condition $125 609-6182082 C HAIR TH O MA S VILLE white upholstered $150 941-7639833 C HAIR Wingback wood C loth seat $25 941-766-7349 CHINA HUTCH/BUFFET Sprague and Carlton maple with glass doors on upper 55x76 $500 941-637-0107 CO FFEE TABLE & two end tables beveled glass $350 941766-0679 CO FFEE TABLE Beveled glass 50"X25"X15 $75 obo 941-681-6417 COFFEE TABLE c h rome / glass 42X42 $75 941-2351910 CO FFEE TABLE f ossile stone base, glass $300 941-4298221 CO FFEE TABLE tray beige $3 5 941-586-2900 CO FFEETABLE, 2 end tables wood $150 941-766-7349 CO FFEE/A CC ENT TABLE glass topDark Rattan $45 941-356-0129 FURNITURE6035 BEDROOM SET Q n + n i g h tstands mattress & boxspring new $200 941-235-1910 BEDROOM SET T wo map l e twins & chest. $350 941-7690709 BEDR OO M S ET Wood. Complete king bed, night stand (2), large dresser w/ mirror. $700 941-637-1725 BEDS tw i n $200 574 226 6115 BEN C H S EAT With cushion hand painted cushion $350 941-429-8221 B O AT DE C K C HAIR S new 300.00 $150 941-475-1716 B OO K C A S E 5 S HELVE LI G HT BEIGE WOOD $295 941-2236647 BOOKCASE TALL OAKFIVE SHELVES. EX.CON $300 941223-6647 C ABINET solid Wood33Lx17Wx28T $30 941-830-1531


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Page 14 The Sun Classified-Section A E/N/C/V Saturday, March 28, 2015 TREES & PLANTS6110 T O MAT O PLANT S 6 -1 2 several healthy varieties $1.50 941-258-2016 BABYITEMS6120 AC TIVITY G YM Prenatal Education System give your baby a head start $25 941-764-7971 BABYPLU S prenatal education system give your baby a head star $75 941-764-7971 BREA S T PUMP NEW Purely Yours Electric. $65 941-7647971 G RA CO 3 in 1 new born stroller, car seat $95 941-375-4054 PRENATAL LI S TENIN G Summer Infant #06110 $15 941-764-7971 S ILVER BABY S P OO N Navajo Don Platero $35 941-575-8136 GOLFACCESSORIES6125 BA G TRAVEL CO VER Bag-Boy T-10 like new $60 941-3916334 C ALLAWAY DIABL O 1 0& 15 A+ cond/covers $60 937-5468544 COBRA DRIVER 10 . 5* R eg 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, 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 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 GOLF BALLS E xce ll ent U se d . Dozen for $3 941-235-2613 GOLF BALLS , lik e new, m i xe d brands, per dozen $6 941-4887774 GOLF CARTS , E Z GO . RED 4 SEATER $1,800/OBO 941-626-0652 GOLF CLUBS B eg i nners set with bag $50 941-375-4054 GO LF C LUB S W/bag ladys callaway ges $100 941-474-1910 GOLF SHOES BLACK LOAFER , NIKE,NEW $12 941-627-6780 GOLF WOODS , G rap hi te 1 7 $10 each $10 941-625-1537 MEDICAL6095 3 WHEEL SCOO TER 20 11 Legend, with baskets $300 941-456-9841 3 WHEELWALKER a l most new r&l brake $50 941-268-1157 BLOOD PRESSURE M on i tor Omron, Digital,Memory w / Adapter. $30941-474-7866 G RIPPER/REA C HER Metal, Extends Reach.$10941-4747866 LIFT CHAIR . P r id e, B e i ge. E xcellent 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 MASSAGER H ome di cs f eet on, rotating w/heat$30941-4747866 O Z O NE MA C HINE w/ Steam Bath & Tank. $950/obo 941-882-2720 SCOOTER PRIDE GOGO Ul traX 3 wheels $300 941-4844697 S H O WER C HAIR LIKE NEW $30 941-268-8951 S H O WER C HAIR Very good condition $20 941-356-0129 SHOWER CHAIR/POTTY Wi t h WheelsHealthline $120 941268-8951 W ALKER like new Wheels, brakes, seat $60 941-3560129 HEALTH / BEAUTY6100 CRUTCHES a l um i num 4 to 5 vgc $10 941-627-6542 W ATERDI S PEN S ER primo Cold and hot spring water Nice $35 803-624-8039 TREES & PLANTS6110 BANANA TREE S , Various, exchange pot. $14.50 941-8330504 C ARDB O ARD PALMTREE S $10 941-204-9100 DE S ERT R OS E Bush in 1 6 diameter pot. $7 941-830-1531 FI GS A SS T. Fruiting Figs 2 3 Gallon Pots $20 941-204-9100 FL GO LDPapaya Trees, 1.Gal. $5 941-833-0504 FRUITIN G MULBERRYBU S H 2-3 Gallon Pots $15 941-2049100 G LEN MAN GO TREE S , 1 gal. $6 941-833-0504 FindyourBest Friendinthe Classifieds! HAWAIIAN TIPLANT Very Unique Leather Purple Leave $15 941-204-9100 LAUREL OAK cass i a or go ld en rain tree 3-4ft $6 941-2582016 VIBURNUMGREATFORPRIVACYHEDGE3GAL++ PALMS: FOXTAIL, SYLVESTERPIGMY& MORE. GREAT PRICESSUISNUSURY941-488-7291 PATIO TOMATOPLANTS : cherry, pear or Tiny Tim $1.50 941-258-2016 RARE MUSA , AE AE B anana, Collector. $119.50 941-8330504 SEEDLINGS C ucum b er, K a l e or S.Chard $1.50 941-258-2016 SILVER DATE P a l m T rees, Seedlings,2 gal. $10 941-8330504 S PIDER PLANT S hanging baskets or flowers $1.50 941-2582016 STAR FRUITTREES 2 P er Order $30 941-204-9100 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 ELVI S TEDDYBEAR S HAVE 4 $75 941-627-6780 F OO TBALL C ARD S Archie manning rookie. $20 810-210-9553 GO LD LEAFMIRR O R 23 X 2 7photo online $50 941-4977230 HUMMEL FI G URINE S tormy Weather, 5 1/2, 1965, $275 Firm 941-627-3283 L O RD NEL SO NPIT C HER Marina pattern $39 941-6242105 MUNR OS KIN GO FKIN G RARE OLD SCOTCH $60 941-3916377 NA SC AR CO LLE C TIBLE S Earnhardt sr, jr, Stewart $40 941-275-3287 PLATE S P O DE (2) 200 Anniv boxed w/cert ea $15 941-6970501 POLAROID 800 L an d C amera Vintage. With case and wink flash $14 803-624-8039 P O WER S AW McCulloch model 200 Vintage $105 941-214-8188 R OS EVILLE 5 2 7-7 Black C apri has chip $15 941-286-7337 R OS EVILLE P O TTERY 44 9 -1 0 Magnola Bowl $65 941-2867337 S AM SO NITE R O UND suitcase faux alligator leather $40 941497-7230 S ILVER TEA S P OO N S 6 Chicago 1933-34 $30 941575-8136 SNDWCH SETS grn Gl ass san d 12 sets grn $25 941-474-4120 S TERLIN G C HATELAINE 5 1/4 w/3 charms $75 941575-8136 STIFFEL LAMP S o lid b rass w i t h 2 shades $75 941-979-9358 THE SHOEBOOK BILL SHOE MAKERS SIGN B $20 941-3916377 V INTA G E T OO L S SICLE,SCYTHE,SAW & MORE $30 941-214-8188 WATERFORD CLOCK sma ll square offset $50 517-4148927 MUSICAL6090 B OO M B O X with dvd player $30firm 941-624-6617 ELECTRO HARMONIX BOX (Memory) Man harmonix $199 941-564-8757 LUDWI G DRUM S ET Includes hardware 941-423-0003 O R G AN, R O LAND Nice, Fairly New, 1 Owner, American Classic. $8000, OBO 941-661-9268 PEAVY SPEAKERS PR 15 pa i r gd cond $199 941-564-8757 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 TV 13" PLUS DVD PLAYER $35941-624-6617 V INTA G E ZILJIAN C YMBAL S 60s to 70s $499 941-4230003 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 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT6060 DELL DESKTOP COMPUTER , 17 with 45 desk and chair $200 941-627-8587 INK CARTRIDGES HP ; 15A Asstd small $45 941-467-4320 LAPT O P A C ER extensa4620z500gb 3gbram win7 $80 941-626-0266 M O NIT O R 17 never used, not a flat panel $15 941-743-2656 MONITOR 20 D e ll E207WFP & AS501 soundbar $80 941697-3850 W /D C AVIAR blue 1 60 gb ide pata $40 714-599-2137 W IN XPT O WER 1gb ram 80 gb HD cdrw/dvd $40 941-2704306 CLOTHING/ JEWELRY/ ACCESSORIES 6065 DIVE WAT C H NA C 1 0 atm w/depth gauge. $100 734777-4471 FUR CO AT FAUX LE O PARD $45 574-315-3891 PARTY DRE SS BLA C K SZ8.GREAT FOR CRUISE $30 941-391-6377 S TERLIN G C R OSS Pendant 1 1/4 long $15 941-575-8136 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 10 KT C ross P en P enc il S et tapestry case $75 941-575-8136 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 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 HE TEAR S volcanic glass $1 $2 EACH; 941-467-4320 A RT SC ULPTURE ( METAL ) One of a kind-call 4 pics $450 941-882-4545 BA S EBALL C ARD S Pete Rose 68 70 topps. $15 810-2109553 BUDWEI S ER C LA SS I C label Bar mirror 18x25 $25 941235-1910 CANE BOTTOMCHAIRS 6 o f one, 2 spindle. Each $24 803624-8039 CHELSEA WORKING s hi ps b e ll cclock wanted . $100 941-4214741 C L OC K 200 TH anniversary constitution clock $125 941480-0080 C L OC K Ansonia, keeps per f ect time $129941-764-7971 C L O WN CO LLE C TI O N $ 1 0 941-629-5418 CO IN 1 9 1 9 Walking Lib hal f 1st issue $50 941-214-8188 COIN 1964 unc K enne d y h a lf collecto$50941-214-8188 C RY S TAL C L OC K Water f ord large oval $75 517-414-8927 FOOTBALL CARDS 1955 25 different N.Mint. $50 810-2109553 FOOTBALL CARDS A rc hi e manning rookie $8 1972 810210-9553 FRAMED TAPESTRY 54x52 Circa 1941. A Lively Scene of Crusaders on Horseback w / A rabic Writing Border Cartouches. $3500. 941-391-5925 FURNITURE6035 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 & C HAIR S Upholstered/Metal $40 941-4239371 TABLE 4C us h . Ch a i rs Gl asstop 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 TABLE/4 C HAIR S outdoor resin furniture dilvery available $150 941-681-6417 TABLESANTIQUE $150 941 629-5418 TABLES B roy hill C o ff ee & E n d table.Exc.cond $350 941-8301531 TELEVI S I O N S TAND $ 5 0 941-629-5418 UTILITY TABLE 30 x7 2 in. Good overall, sl. flaw $15 941447-8982 W I C KER DININ G TABLE $ 4 9 574-315-3891 W INE C ABINET Broyhill excellent condition $450 609-6182082 ELECTRONICS6038 DVD & CDPLAYER NS425P $30 941-697-3850 FLEX U S B CO NNE C T IN S PE C 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 29 HDVIZI O 7 20 lcd remote/wall mount $125 941275-5837 TV MONITOR 19 S amsung 940MW LCD remote $70 941697-3850 YAMAHA MX 200 -1 6 , 1 6 C H mixing console. $195 941-627-9828 TV/STEREO/RADIO6040 A MP, C D, S PEAKER S $ 75 941-889-7146 CD , AMP , SPEAKERS S tereo $70 941-889-7146 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 . /VCR COMBO 13 T os hib a $24 941-549-2682 T O WER S PEAKER S / center channel $100 941-462-9819 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 TOSHIBIA 32 , TV C om b o, VCR & DVD. Everything works. Owner manual $50 941-575-7528 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT6060 COMPUTER DESK 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 FURNITURE6035 LANAI S ET G lasstop Table w/ 6 Cushioned Arm Chairs $90, OBO 941-661-3411 LIVIN G R OO M C HAIR S $ 4 00 574-226-6115 LIVIN G R OO M S ET couchW/ 2 recliners & love seat matching $250 941-766-0679 L O VE S EAT &C HAIR $ 15 0 941-492-5568 L O VE S EAT RE C LININ G leather center console. 77X30X38 $199 941-681-6417 L O VE S EAT, f abric greenish good condition $99 941-2755837 LOVESEATW/ rec li ners Mi crofiber/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 MIRROR 24 x 24 g ld d ecorative $20 941-629-4950 NIGHT STAND A nt i que S o lid Wood need finish $40 941-2237446 O UTD OO R TABLE & 6 C HAIR S $200 910-578-5273 PATI O S ET G lass top table, 4 swivel chairs, side table, xtra set cushions $275 941-625-5245 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 PV C PATI OC ART V G condition $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 RE C LINER tan, green, mauve $95 941-586-2900 RE C LINER, NATUZZI Beige Leather Chair. Lrg. Exc. Cond. $85 941-764-6453 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 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 EWIN G MA C HINE S inger Model 756 in Cabinet $200 941-492-6916 S IDE TABLE f or living room Stone Base, Glass $150 941429-8221 SO FA &C HAIR w/ O ttoman Tan Leather Must see $450 941505-2350 SO FA & L O VE S EAT All Beige Leather w/ Reclining Ends.. $500. 941-391-5925 SOFA &LOVESEAT Li g h t G rn Good Cond $250 941-6258757 SOFA BED goo d con di t i on pastel design colors $75 941-2582175 SOFA BED QUEEN $350 269-649-5563 SO FA LAY-Z-B O Y 90 x 38 tan plaid fabric $250 941-4967569 SOFA RECL 2 yrs.o ld L t. T urq $300 941-249-8708 SOFA SECTIONAL2 pc Tan Tweed Fabric Good Cond $150 941-625-8757 SOFA TABLE All woo d , 60X16X30 $90 941-681-6417 SOFA TANSOFA 3 CUSHIONS BARELY USED $200 941-2048636


Saturday, March 28, 2015 E/N/C/V The Sun Classified-Section A Page 15 DOGS6233 NOTICE : S tatute 585 . 195 states that all dogs and cat s sold in Florida must be at leas t eight weeks old, have an offi cial health certificate and prop er shots, and be free of intes tinal and external parasites. SHIHTZU, Female, 10 mo., 8 lbs. Tricolor. All Shots. Needs Yard. $500. *FOUND HOME* PETSUPPLIES & SERVICES6236 D OG / C AT C A G E Very nice with bowls & locks for small animal.. $20 941-423-7771 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 DI S HWA S HER KenmoreP G I. Bisque Ultra Clean $50 409739-9100 DRYER Kenmore $ 15 0 9 41257-8921 DRYER K enmore HE4 $150 941-257-8921 FREEZER large Kenmore up right grt cond $375 903-439-7125 G A S C HARBR O IL G RILL large 2 burner propane $75 941254-0383 GAS GRILL b ar b equec h ar broil 3burner $60 941-4745124 MAR G ARITA BLENDER el paso new $30 941-375-4054 MI C R O WAVE White $2 5 9 41257-8921 RANGE G . E . Whi te. G oo d Condition. $80 865-235-9280 (Port Charlotte) REFRIGERATOR $175 . Washer & Dryer $350 941626-3102 del avail REFRI G ERAT O R G .EE side-by-side 25CF new in box $1000 941-480-0880 REFRI G ERAT O R G E S ide by Side Englewood $200 480720-6002 REFRIGERATOR KNMREE xc Cond fullsize beige. $150 816891-0612 S ANITIZIN G S TEAM CLEANER HAAN, w/assess, $15 941-575-7860 STOVE KENMORE , Bl ac k Smooth top, Self cleaning $125 941-475-2533 S T O VE MA G I C C HEF , White self clean coil burners $100 941-475-2533 S T O VE smooth black $2 5 0 9414292013 $250 941-4292013 S T O VE, ELE C TRI C , G lass Top, Like New. 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Call Stacy (941) 786-7877 LAWN & GARDEN6160 O UTD OO R G RILL 5 burner outdoor grill $30 941-426-5519 O UTD OO R TABLE & 6 C HAIR S 70x40 $200 910-578-5273 PRESSUREWASHER exce ll $220 941-485-0681 PRE SS URE WA S HER Honda 4000 psi com. & acc. $499 941-232-6967 PRE SS URE WA S HER Ryobi 3100psi Honda idle $280 941-485-0681 PU S H M O WER MTD21" High Wheel 6.75hp $85 941-485-0681 PU S HM O WER MTD like new $100 941-485-0681 RIDIN G M O WER Honda 30cut, starts & runs great, reblt dk $450 941-743-4474 RIDIN G M O WER MTD Yardmaster, 18.5 hp., 46-in. cut. $425 941-505-0310 TOP SOIL F or S a l e ! Pl eas e call: 941-468-4372 WEEDEATER , 21 , 4 . 5HP Briggs & Stratton, Push. $65. 941-743-8243 STORAGE SHEDS/ BUILDINGS6165 WEATHER KING PORTABLE BUILDINGS Purchase or Rent To Own! Free Delivery & Set Up. Ask Your Dealer, Mattas Motors About Options 941-916-9222 BUILDING SUPPLIES6170 P C HIN G E KIT 5 938 1. 5/ 8 " r hinge. 3 1/2" jams.$175941613-3560 PLYW OO D S HEATHIN G six 4X4 pcs $10 941-475-6424 SC REEN D OO RNewAll Hardware Included. $35. 941-4931334 (Venice) TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 AC CO MPRE SSO R NEW 3 1/ 2 TON + WIRE $450 941-4238257 A IR CO MPRE SSO R Brinks LoBoy $350 941-780-3977 BALL TIP H ex K ey S et N ew 12 pc $25 941-627-3636 BATTERY CHARGER C ommer cial fox$45 941-780-3977 C IR C ULAR S AW Black & Decker 7 1/2 $45 315790-9217 C IR C ULAR S AW Milwaukee 1 0 1/8" $100 941-780-3977 COMPRESSOR 40 ga ll on w i t h hose $225 941-626-3102 DI SC BELT S ANDER Craftsman $40 315-790-9217 DRILL/DRIVER SET LN charger incl. $55 941-467-4320 DVD/CD PLAYER Vid eo M agnovox(Sarasota $24 941-5492682 EXTND T HANDLE T orque S et New 15 pc $30 941-627-3636 GENERATOR G enerac n i ce, b ut has been sitting $225 941-6268448 GENERATOR MCCULLOCH 5700 Watts, 11 HP, very little use. $400 941-626-4477 HAMMER DRILL Milwaukee 1/2 reversing $25 315-7909217 LADDER 20 FTAl um i num $50 941-766-7349 LADDER 2 4ext. $ 75 9 41204-1849 LADDER WERNER 6 -1 2 heavy duty $55 570-842-9675 POOL/SPA/ & SUPPLIES6145 **SPAS & MORE** new/used 110volt Plug ins. 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P.G. 941-505-2233 A R C ADE S ILKW O RM G AME Works great! $350 941-6273636 BA S EBALL TI C KET S RAY S V S 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 BUFFALO NY Ci rca 1840 s reprints 3,mat/frame $20 941255-0874 CARPET CLEANER BISSELL LITTLE GREEN $50 941-6276780 COFFEEMUGS (4) L enox B utterfly Meadow $10 941-6242105 COOLER COLEMAN N ew $25 941-624-0928 COOLER IGLOO Bl ue & Whi te 27x15 Good $12 941-4239371 CROSBY SADDLE E ng li s h j umping w/irons 17 $375 941268-5088 ENGLISH LEATHERGIRTH 48 1 side elastic BR $35 941268-5088 FIREWOOD Split, Bundled, and ready for the firepit! Perfect for these cooler nights! 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Saturday, March 28, 2015 E/N/C/V The Sun Classified-Section A Page 17 BOATS-POWERED7330 03/28/15 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 2 5 BAYLINER DE C K B O AT 200 HP Johnson Motor w / Trailer. $3,000 941-474-0354 26 REGAL LEISURE CAT 1994 12 Draft, 200HP Johnson. Great Family & Party Boat! Large Enclosed Porta Potty Cabin. $5,700 941-639-8649 28 SEA FOX cc Pro Series W/twin Suzuki 175hp. 4 strokes low hrs. With/Magic tilt alum. Trailer, Well maintained. Nice Boat $36,300 816-365-9305 29 6 Regal Commodore 2002 Twin IO, AC, Radar, GPS, Canvas Camper Covers. Electric Toilet, TV, VCR, Windless, Generator. Loaded. $32,000 OBO 508-942-4600 JUST REDUCED 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 1 6 f t. Wilderness system $390 941-249-9401 OUTBOARD/ MARINE ENGINES7334 MERCURY 4 h p L ow h ours, 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 Pl ac id a P r i vate B oat Sli p f or Rent 225/month. 23 length, covered, elec. lift, fenced, with ammenities. 2 parking spaces, dock box. 941-493-7334. SPORTUTILITY/ VEHICLES7305 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE Reliable, Cloth interior, Nice cond. $3850. 941-626-3102 2005 CHEVY BLAZER Extra Clean! Only 79K Miles! Clean Car Fax. $6,995. 941-268-3762 BOATS-POWERED7330 12 GENMAR/LOGIC Solid Flooring 9.9 Suzuki Very stable Trailer Incl $2,500 269-3702795 CLASSIFIED ADSSELL 18 2005 SWEETWATER Pontoon Boat 40HP, 100 Running Hrs.On Motor, New Fish Finder & Marine Radio, $8,500 863-558-6124 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 1998 WELLCRAFT CC Johnson 115HP, 353 Hrs, Bimini Top, Depth Finder, Live Well. Gd Engine $5,900 941-697-4740 19 2005 PROLINE SPORT CC, 115 Yamaha, Bimini, Live Well, 53 hrs, just Serviced! Trailer $11,500 *SOLD* 20 Team Sailfish, 1996 w / trailer. Ctr console, Yamaha 130 2 stroke w/SS prop, EC $6,900 941-626-4571 or 941-627-5777 REDUCED 21 2007 SEA RAY LAGUNA B210SC, incls alum Trailer, 150HP Verado Merc OB, Full Bimini Top, Pwr Pole & Trim Tabs $18,900 941-374-2562 24` SPORT 2000PRO-LINE Center Console T-Top. 2006 Evinrude 250HP, E-Tec, bait well, 8 rod holders, Lowrence GPS/Fishfinder, Porta-pottie, 5.2 gal, Excellent cond. $23,900. (Below NADA) 941766-7311 or 941-840-8228 BUDGETBUYS7252 1991 FORD AEROSTAR N o Rust. 76K Mi! Needs Engine Work. $499. 989-430-7707 1 99 5 BUI C K LE S ABRE runs good, good transportation $950 **SOLD 1st day** 2002 C HEVR O LET C AVALIER good/fair cond. runs really well $1,200 941-400-1297 AUTOS WANTED7260 We Buy & pick up junk CARS 941-661-1928 WE BUY CARS RUNNING OR NOT! $400 CASH + UP Frank 941-276-0204 I BUY SCRAP CARS,TRUCKS AND WRECKS 941-456-1342 ALL VEHICLES Wanted Dead or Alive, Top $$ Paid Starting at $250$5000 Free pick up 941-623-2428 BEST $$ FOR JUNKERS Available 24/7 941-286-3122, 623-5550 AUTO PARTS/ ACCESSORIES7270 1967 69 CAMARO SEATS FRT BUCKET SEATS $400 (941) 629-6429 3 5 0 C HEVY C hrome O il Pan & Timing Cover $40 o/b 216780-8187 3 5 0 C HEVY C hrome tall valve 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 CYL HEADS OPEN CHAMBER EARLY 70 S 353049 $350 (941) 629-6429 CAR COVER me di um s i ze, used twice in garage 941-5758881 TIRE S GOO DYEAR EA G LE R S A P215/55R17 $15 941-6247972 TRU C K T O PPER $300 9 41244-0532 VANS7290 2007 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY LMTD Van. 78k mi $10,795 941-916-9222DLR 2009 HONDA ODYSSEY 67K MI $16,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 2 D O D G E G rand C aravan W HEELCHAIR van, 10 lowered floor & ramp. 941-870-4325 TRUCKS/ PICK-UPS7300 200 4 Dodge Ram-15 00 LIke New w/ Cap. 94k MI $10,995 941-916-9222 DLR 2005 CHEVY COLORADO crew cab, 4WD, 54,500 mi, auto, very good condition, $10,500 941-625-6321 TOYOTA7210 2009 T O Y O TA C AMRY 59K MI $13,987 855-481-2060 DLR 20 11 T O Y O TA CO R O LLA 44K MI $12,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2011 TOYOTA RAV4 36K MI $17,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 2 T O Y O TA CO R O LLA 35K MI $12,950 855-481-2060 DLR 2012 TOYOTA SIENNA , 18,333 mi, V6. WH. Excellent condition., $19,499 941-2559887 2013 TOYOTA COROLLA 21K MI $13,911 855-280-4707 DLR 20 14 T O Y O TA CO R O LLA 36K MI $14,778 855-481-2060 DLR 20 14 T O Y O TA PRIU S NAV 26K MI $24,990 855-280-4707 DLR VOLKSWAGEN7220 20 1 0 V O LK S WA G EN JETTA 67K MI $14,957 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 3 V O LK S WA G EN PA S SAT SUNROOF 23K MI $23,989 855-242-9258 DLR 2013 VOLKSWAGEN 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 2004 PORSCHE 911 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 REDUCED 1 9 7 0 G T O C lean, C lone, $5600 941-626-3102 1 9 7 6 R O LL S -R O Y C E S ilver Shadow, very good cond., Dark gray & light gray. $25,000 941-624-4865 1993 FORD MUSTANG , 160 mi, Convert. 106K mil Refurbished $3500 in new parts New Paint/Top, $6,200 239-2853557 1999 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 1994 CHRYSLER LHS 148K Miles, Cold AC, New Tires. Runs Good. Minor Oil Leak. $1100. 941-380-0426 LEXUS7178 2015 LEXUS ES 350 NAV 65 MI $39,990 855-280-4707 DLR MAZDA7180 200 4 MAZDA TRIBUTE 122K MI $5,998 855-481-2060 DLR 2006 MAZDA 6 94K MILES $6,895 941-916-9222 DLR 2012 MAZDA MIATA MX 5 CONV 5,611 MI $19,990 855-280-4707 DLR MERCEDES7190 20 11 MER C EDE S -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 20 1 2 MER C EDE S -BENZ 21K MI $34,990 855-242-9258 DLR MINICOOPER7192 200 7 MINI COO PER 85K MI $8,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2008 MINI COO PER 2DR 6SPD 49K MI $12,744 855-481-2060 DLR MITSUBISHI7195 200 1 MIT S UBI S HI E C LIP S E Spider GT Conv., V6, Leather, 56,200 Mi, Asking $3,100 Gerry 941-244-2470 NISSAN7200 200 7 NI SS AN FR O NTIER 76K MI $14,777 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 NI SS AN R OG UE 91K MI $12,685 855-481-2060 DLR 20 11 NI SS AN ALTIMA 4DR S 63K MI $12,877 855-481-2060 DLR SUBARU7207 2003 S UBARU LE G A C Y 66K MI $7,990 855-280-4707 DLR TOYOTA7210 1987 TOYOTA CELICAGTS needs works, has good body $495 941-586-2900 2002 T O Y O TA HI G HLANDER 86K MI $9,987 855-481-2060 DLR 200 4 T O Y O TA CO R O LLA 4DR S 39K MI $9,944 855-481-2060 DLR 2007 TOYOTA CAMRY Taupe, 4dr Sedan LE, Perfect Cond. 73K miles, $12,000 OBO 941-475-4163 2008 T O Y O TA YARI S 5SPD 81K MI $7,685 855-481-2060 DLR 2009 TOYOTA CAMRY 4DR LE 71K MI $11,884 855-481-2060 DLR HYUNDAI7163 2010 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GLS Loaded. $9,995 941-916-9222 DLR 20 1 2 HYUNDAI A CC ENT 4DR GLS 54K MI $10,874 855-481-2060 DLR 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT 5DR GS 22K MI $9,950 855-481-2060 DLR INFINITI7165 20 11 INFINITI EX 3 5 27K MI $26,990 855-280-4707 DLR 20 14 INFINITI Q X 60 5,390 MI $43,990 855-280-4707 DLR JAGUAR7175 1 99 5 JA G UAR XJ 6 , 7 9 , 900 mi, CLASSIC XJ6 VDP79900 MI $6,300. B/O941 429 5106, $6,300 941-429-5106 2009 JA G UAR XK 2DR CONV 45K MI $36,988 855-242-9258 DLR 20 1 2 JA G UAR XF 31K MI $37,599 855-242-9258 DLR 2013 JAGUAR XF V6 RWD 16K MI $40,214 855-242-9258 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 LEXUS7178 2003 LEXU S E S 300 50K MI $10,990 855-280-4707 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 20 11 LEXU S C T200 H 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 20 1 2 LEXU S RX300 84K MI $11,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 LEXUS RX 350 NAV 21K MI $34,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2013 LEXUS ES 350 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


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Saturday, March 28, 2015 E/N/C/V The Sun Classified-Section A Page 19 a d no= 8535264 MOTOR HOMES/ RVs7380 2003 D O LPHIN LX 3 5 RV+ 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis Tow Pkg 941-639-8051 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 MOTOR HOMES/ RVs7380 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. Seizethesales withClassified! MOTOR HOMES/ RVs7380 RV SERVICE $PECIAL$ Lg. 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 MOTOR HOMES/ RVs7380 NEWHOLIDAYRAMBLERSA MUSTSEEMOTORHOMEMANYMODELSRV WORLD INC OF NOKOMISFAMILYOWNED/OPERATEDFOR37 YRS2110 US 41 NOKOMIS941-966-2182 RV Collision RepairsCustomer and Insurance Modern shop, quality work! FREE ESTIMA TES .RV WORLD Inc.of NokomisFAMILYOWNED/OPERATEDFOR37 YRS2110 US 41Nokomis 941-966-2182 GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! CYCLES/MOPEDS/ SCOOTERS7360 LIBERTY MOTORCYCLE TRAILER 4 years old, Black and Silver, Perfect Cond. $3,300 941-475-4163 M O T O R C Y C LE 1 99 1HD 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 ATV7365 KOBOTA RTV 900 XTW-H 38 Hours. Mint Cond. All Covers16 HD Trailer$12,000 941-423-2824 CAMPERS/ TRAVELTRAILERS7370 16 1963 Travel trailer $10,000, OBO 941-626-4282 2012 CASITA 17 Spirit Standard Model. North Port FL $13,000 941-426-0445 MOTOR HOMES/ RVs7380 2006 FOURWINDS CHATEAU 28 Class C 450 Ford super duty, V-10, new tires Sleeps 8, ex cond. $22,995 941-423-7771 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 I BUY TRAVEL TRAILERS, 5th Wheels Motor Homes & Trucks I Come to You! Call Dave Anytime. 813-713-3217 I WANT YOUR RV. Well Sell It FREE! SKIP EPPERS RVs941-639-6969 Punta Gorda Closed Sun. & Mon. MARINE SUPPLY & EQUIP.7338 6 HP TIHAT S U New C ond. 15 Shaft. External Tank. $1,000 941-716-1792 7.5 DIN G Y F G /woodern oars $250 603-620-7442 ANCHOR BRUCE G enu i ne 66lb / 30kg $249 941-5057272 BATTERY C HAR G ER Everstart Good $25 941-423-9371 BOAT BUMPERS (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 B OO K C HAPMAN Piloting 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 G A S TANK Hose & Filter 6 gal $22 941-423-9371 INFLATABLE PFD like new, never worn $35 941-475-6424 O M C 4. 3 EN G INEPART S great parts starting at $10 239-218-5504 PFD NEW M e d C r i tters I n fl atablelife jacket$10941-5057272 PROPS INBOARD 3bl a d e brass.18X20 $500 734-7774471 TRAILER & ACCESSORIES7341 2015 LARK 8.5x22 V-Nose Enclosed. JUST ARRIVED! 941-916-9222 Dlr. 2015 STEALTH V NOSE Enclosed 6 x 12, Drop Tailgate, 1 Side Door, White $3,000 Cash 941-464-0958 21 BOAT TRAILER T an d em Axle. Steel. $350 941-4738402 TRAILER 2008 GVR 5X8, 2200LBS, $1150/OBO CALL 941-204-3811 GreatDealsin theClassifieds! 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 1 998 H O NDA GO LDWIN G Trike, Red, $9,500 989-390-5453 Punta Gorda 2004 HONDAVLX Shadow 600 CC, 13,600 mi, like new, extras $3,200 941-525-6493 REDUCED 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 HD SPORTSER 1996 8k MI Orig Cond. w/ Extras. Must See! $2,495/OBO 941-268-8570


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Page 2 The Sun Classified-Section B E/N/C/Vads.yoursun.netSaturday, March 28, 2015 Round Town in Real Estate! ERA Advantage Realty, Inc. recently announced the addition of the Schuler Team to its team of real estate sales professionals serving consumers in the area. The Schuler Team is comprised of Chad Schuler, Ed Schuler and Tricia Schuler Murray. All three have lived in Southwest Florida since 1973 and know this area and real estate market very well. Chad Schuler has a background in construction and is a state-licensed contractor, Ed Schuler has more than 30 years experience in real estate and finance, and Tricia Murray has a construction and real estate background and is a graduate of the University of South Florida. In todays market, growth is the only option, and attracting top talent is a surefire way to achiev e that goal, said Joel Ament, Broker. We are thrilled to have professionals of their caliber joinin g our firm. 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Call for More Details: 941-206-0201 COMME RCIA L/ INDUSTRIA L P ROP1620 PUNTA GORDA 1.4 acres CI (commercial intensive) on hwy 17 1.5 mi. from hwy 75, Fully fenced with 3 structures, 2 egresses, Great for boat, rv, auto Storage, Sales and repair etc. Huge potential. See full details @ $499,000 Reduced to $349,000 941-268-7516 THE LAST BEST LOTAT MERCHANT`S CROSSING!!! .87 AC at 1599 Placida Rd. (RT. 775) across from Bealls and 5/3 Bank, Englewood. Zoned OPI, all utilities on site (no assessments). Ideal for multi-unit building(s). Can build to suit. Only $319,000. Call 941-769-0200.

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