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705252000753High 80, Low 64 Some rain and a thunderstorm SEE PAGE 8BTODAYS WEATHER 2016 PULITZER PRIZE WINNER Bible verse 2A SPORTS Lottery 7B LOCAL Police beat 2C Obituaries 5C SUNDAY BREAK Puzzles 4D, 6-7D FEELING FIT Health news 1-6FVOL. 128, NO. 131 | $3.00INSIDE TODAY Charlie on Mothers Day: Thank you to all those special mothers out there! Charlotte € DeSoto € Sarasota SUN The SundaySUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 | YOURSUN.COM | AN EDITION OF THE SUN | $3.00 Happy Mothers Day!Senior housing and assisted living proposed for MurdockPAGE 1C Free mental health resources for teens and communityPAGE 5C By ANNE EASKERSTAFF WRITERJenn and Sean Ramsey had given up on the idea of having children, but the idea didnt give up on them. Both in their 40s, the Port Charlotte couple adopted their daughter, Bella, and son, Jakob, on Monday through Zoom, an online video-conferencing tool. Were so happy the adoptions “ nally done, and theyre ours,Ž Jenn Ramsey said. We just have our family.Ž Parenthood was a dream they had given up on after a long struggle of infertility. Then, on a cruise in 2016, they met another couple who started telling them about fostering. THIS IS HOW I WAS MEANT TO HAVE CHILDRENZoom adoption makes family whole PHOTO PROVIDEDSean and Jenn Ramsey adopted Jakob and Bella on Monday, after fostering the children since they were babies. Businesses and restaurants are open! Of course, theres still many businesses who are not open yet. Those business owners are anxiously waiting for the next phase. Theres still no indication when the next phase will happen as I write this column. Its great to see more people out and about. Its great to see people being called back to work. We need to do everything we can to get our businesses back on their feet safely. Most people are doing their part to prevent the spread of the virus. We need to remain vigilant and not get too comfortable with life returning to normal. Please wash your hands, distance yourself and wear a mask. Lets protect the workers who are back at work, and the ones who worked throughout the crisis. If not for yourself, do it for them and their families. At your local newspaper o ces, we had some of our associates working from home for various reasons during the safer-at-home order. Some are among the vulnerable due to age or health. Others stayed home to protect loved ones. Many have returned to the o ce or are returning next week. We had to change the way we do business though. The Sun o ces have always had an open o ce environment. Theres always been a lot of debate as to the bene“ ts or negative e ects of the open o ce concept. In the COVID-19 era, that debate is over. It does not work. Weve been moving desks, cleaning, disinfecting and relocating associates to other o ces with more space. Were fortunate to have a very Saying thank you to those who make the Sun a success GLEN NICKERSONPublisher and Editor SEE GLEN , 4A SEE FAMILY , 4A By KRISTIN M. HALLAP ENTERTAINMENT WRITERNASHVILLE, Tenn. „ Little Richard, one of the chief architects of rock n roll whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, died Saturday after battling bone cancer. He was 87. Pastor Bill Minson, a close friend of Little Richards, told The Associated Press that Little Richard died Saturday morning. His son, Danny Jones Penniman, also con“ rmed his fathers death, which was “ rst reported by Rolling Stone. Bill Sobel, Little Richards attorney for more than three decades, told the AP in an email that the musician died of bone cancer at a family home in Tullahoma, Tennessee. He was not only an iconic and legendary musician, but he was also a kind, empathetic, and insightful human being,Ž Sobel said. Born Richard Penniman, Little Richard was one of rock n rolls founding fathers who helped shatter the color line on the music charts, Little Richard, rock n roll pioneer, dead at 87SEE RICHARD , 4ALITTLE RICHARD By TOM KRISHERASSOCIATED PRESSU.S. regulators have approved a new type of coronavirus test that administration o cials have promoted as a key to opening up the country. The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday announced emergency authorization for antigen tests developed by Quidel Corp. of San Diego. The test can rapidly detect fragments of virus proteins in samples collected from swabs swiped inside the nasal cavity, the FDA said in a statement. The antigen test is the third type of test to be authorized by the FDA. Currently, the only way to diagnose active COVID-19 is to test a patients nasal swab for the genetic material of the virus. While considered highly accurate, the tests can take hours and require expensive, specialized equipment mainly found at commercial labs, hospitals or universities. A second type looks in the blood for antibodies, the proteins produced by the body days or weeks after “ ghting an infection. Such tests are helpful for researchers to understand how far a disease has spread within a community, but they arent useful for diagnosing active infections. Antigen tests can diagnose active infections by detecting the earliest toxic traces of the virus rather than genetic code of the virus itself. The FDA said that it expects US approves new virus antigen testSEE ANTIGEN , 4A


PAGE 2A SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C ALMANACToday is Sunday, May 10, the 131st day of 2020. There are 235 days left in the year.Nazis burn booksOn May 10, 1933, the Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany.On this dateIn 1611, Sir Thomas Dale arrived in the Virginia Colony, where, as deputy governor, he instituted harsh measures to restore order. In 1869, a golden spike was driven in Promontory, Utah, marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States. In 1994, the state of Illinois executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy, 52, for the murders of 33 young men and boys. Ten years ago: Sunday school teacher Melissa Huckaby, accused of kidnapping, raping and killing 8-year-old Sandra Cantu, pleaded guilty in California to murder. (Huckaby was later sentenced to life in prison.) Todays birthdaysAuthor Barbara Taylor Bradford is 87. Rhythmand-blues singer Henry Fambrough (The Spinners) is 82. Actor David Clennon is 77. Writer-producer-director Jim Abrahams is 76. Singer Donovan is 74. Actor Mike Hagerty is 66. Sports anchor Chris Berman is 65. Former Rock singer Bono (U2) is 60. Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks is 57. Model Linda Evangelista is 55. Rapper Young MC is 53. Actress Leslie Stefanson is 49. Actor-singer Todd Lowe is 48. Race car driver Helio Castroneves is 45. Actor Kenan Thompson is 42. Bible verseAnd this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.Ž „ JOHN 6:40.Are you ready to face God and eternity? Remember, everlasting life comes only through Jesus. 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Postmaster: Please send address changes to The Sun, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, Florida 33980-2100.Port Charlotte Sun Punta Gorda Sun Editors Nathan Lane, Garry Overbey, Member of Alliance for Audited Media Florida COVID-19 by the numbers(As of 9 p.m. May 9) € Global cases: 4,023,218 € U.S. cases: 1,309,168 € Florida tests: 528,413 € Florida cases: 40,001 € Florida deaths: 1,669 € Charlotte County cases: 317 € Charlotte County deaths: 33 € DeSoto County cases: 47 € DeSoto County deaths: 5 € Lee County cases: 1,249 € Lee County deaths: 65 € Sarasota County cases: 418 € Sarasota County deaths: 57 Most cases in Florida: Dade County (13,841); Broward County (5,688); Palm Beach County (3,963)SOURCE: FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHFREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:Is it safe to get care for my other medical conditions during this time?It is important to continue taking care of your health and wellness. If you have a chronic health problem, you may be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Continue your medications, and do not change your treatment plan without talking to your doctor. Have at least a 2-week supply of all medications. Talk to your health care provider and pharmacist about getting an extra supply, if possible, to reduce trips to the pharmacy. Call your health care provider if you have any concerns or if you get sick. Do not delay getting emergency care for any health problems or condition that requires immediate attention. If you need emergency help, call 911.SOURCE: WWW.CDC.GOV/ CORONAVIRUS/2019NCOV/FAQ. HTML By DAVE GOLDINERNEW YORK DAILY NEWS TNSNEW YORK „ Two more New York children have died from a toxic shock-likeŽ ailment that doctors now think is tied to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday. The toddlers who died were being treated for symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease, a mysterious and rare ailment, and tested positive for COVID-19. The illness has taken the lives of three young New Yorkers,Ž Cuomo said. Cuomo oered no other details about the two new deaths. A 5-yearold boy died in New York City Thursday from the ailment. In what amounts to a shocking new front in the coronavirus “ght, 73 toddlers and young children in New York are now being treated for the mystery illness, which include a potentially deadly in”ammation of blood vessels. Up to now, coronavirus was thought to have very little impact on children. A tiny proportion of the deaths from the pandemic have been young people, and almost all of those have other health conditions. But the new revelation suggests that the virus may attack some kids in dierent ways than adults. The scores of children aected by the Kawasakilike symptoms were not necessarily diagnosed with COVID-19 because they did not suer from the signature respiratory symptoms that coronavirus causes in adults.Two more children die of rare illness linked to virus adno=3749617-1 Your Connection to a Healthier Life R Healthcare Worker of the Month Powered by Presented byYourSun.comJoin Millennium Physician Group as they Honor our Local HEALTHCARE HEROES R Go to , select your edition and click on CONTESTS to nominate a Healthcare Worker who has made an impact in your life. Register with your NAME, ZIP CODE and EMAIL address, then tell us in 50 words or less how your nominee made an impact on you and where they work. Please provide the speci“ c doctors of“ ce, practice, physician group, lab or hospital name. NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITES THROUGH TUESDAY, MAY 12TH. 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N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 PAGE 3A By TERRY SPENCER and BRENDAN FARRINGTONASSOCIATED PRESSFORT LAUDERDALE „ More than 650 patients have died at Floridas nursing homes and assisted living facilities from the new coronavirus, including 22 at a facility near St. Petersburg, state data shows. Florida Department of Health “ gures released late Friday night show that 656 patients, eight employees and one person of unknown status have died at the states nursing homes and assisted living facilities with 14 reporting at least 10 deaths and 183 reporting at least one. That means nursing homes and ALFs account for almost 40% of the states 1,715 con“ rmed deaths from COVID-19. The state has now had more than 40,000 con“ rmed cases since reporting its “ rst two months ago. People over 65 and those with underlying health conditions are particularly endangered by the disease, making nursing homes especially vulnerable to outbreaks. According to the Florida Health Care Association, a trade group, there are 700 nursing homes and 3,100 ALFs in the state caring for 155,000 people. The facilities employ 200,000 people. Gov. Ron DeSantis almost two months ago banned nursing home visitations and the state has encouraged but not required homes to screen employees when they report to work. When a nursing home is found to have an outbreak, the state sends a health department team to work with the sta . The governor has also sent National Guard teams to nursing homes around the state to test employees and patients for the virus. Seminole Pavilion Rehabilitation & Nursing Services, a 120-bed, for-pro“ t facility in the St. Petersburg suburb of Seminole, has had 22 patients and one worker die, according to the state. Thats “ ve more fatalities than any other Florida facility. It is part of Freedom Square Seminole, a sprawling retirement community that is owned by Life Care Services, an Iowa “ rm that owns about 140 senior communities nationwide. A sta member at the Seminole home said no one was available Saturday to answer questions about the deaths. A message left Saturday at Life Care Services corporate o ce in Des Moines was not returned. Kristen Knapp, a spokeswoman for the state health care association, said recently that nursing home patients who test positive but dont have symptoms are generally treated at their home facility in cordoned o areas. Those with symptoms are hospitalized. She said when the outbreak started in March, homes had di culties getting enough tests to screen patients and enough protective equipment for their doctors, nurses and other sta members. She said because the state has given nursing homes and ALFs priority for those supplies, the situation has improved.Florida reports 656 virus deaths at nursing homes AP PHOTOThe Seminole Pavilian Rehabiliation & Nursing Services at Freedom Square is shown Saturday, in Seminole, Florida. Several patients and an employee have died from the coronavirus at the facility. By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and AAMER MADHANIASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON „ Vice President Mike Pences press secretary has the coronavirus, the White House said, making her the second person who works at the White House complex known to test positive for the virus this week. A member of the White House coronavirus task force has placed himself in self-quarantine for the next two weeks after coming in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 President Donald Trump, who publicly identi“ ed the a ected Pence aide, said he was not worriedŽ about the virus spreading in the White House. Nonetheless, o cials said they were stepping up safety protocols for the complex. Pence spokeswoman Katie Miller, who tested positive Friday, had been in recent contact with Pence but not with the president. She is married to Stephen Miller, a top Trump adviser. The White House had no immediate comment on whether Stephen Miller had been tested or if he was still working in the White House. Katie Miller had tested negative Thursday, a day before her positive result. The Food and Drug Administration is not disclosing the identity of the person who had tested positive and with whom the agencys commissioner, Stephen Hahn, had come in contact. FDA spokeswoman Stephanie Caccomo said Hahn tested negative for the virus after he learned of the contact. He wrote a note to sta on Friday to alert them. Now in self-quarantine, Hahn was scheduled to testify before a Senate committee on Tuesday, along with infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Robert Red“ eld, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The positive test for the senior Pence aide came one day after White House o cials con“ rmed that a member of the military serving as one of Trumps valets had tested positive for COVID-19. Six people who had been in contact with Miller were scheduled to ” y with Pence on Friday to Des Moines, Iowa, on Air Force Two. They were removed from the ” ight just before it took o , according to a senior administration o cial. None of those people were exhibiting symptoms, but were asked to deplane so they could be tested out of an abundance of caution,Ž a senior administration o cial told reporters traveling with Pence. All six later tested negative, the White House said. The o cial said sta in the West Wing are tested regularly but much of Pences sta „ which works next door in the Executive O ce Building „ are tested less frequently. Katie Miller was not on the plane and had not been scheduled to be on the trip. Pence, who is tested on a regular basis, was tested Friday. Miller tweeted she was doing wellŽ and looked forward to getting back to work. White House chief of sta Mark Meadows said the administration was stepping up mitigation e orts already recommended by public health experts and taking other unspeci“ ed precautions to ensure the safety of the president. Meadows said the White House was probably the safest place that you can come,Ž but he was reviewing further steps to keep Trump and Pence safe. The White House requires daily temperature checks of anyone who enters the White House complex and has encouraged social distancing among those working in the building. The administration has also directed regular deep cleaning of all work spaces. Anyone who comes in close proximity to the president and vice president is tested daily for COVID-19. Weve already put in a few protocols that were looking at, obviously, to make sure that the president and his immediate sta stay safe. But its not just the president, its all the workers that are here ... on a daily basis,Ž Meadows said. Trumps valets case marked the “ rst known instance where a person who has come in close proximity to the president has tested positive since several people present at his private Florida club were diagnosed with COVID-19 in early March. The valet tested positive Wednesday. The White House was moving to shore up its protection protocols to protect the nations political leaders. Trump said some sta ers who interact with him closely would now be tested daily. 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N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 PAGE 4Ato authorize more antigen tests in the future. Quidel said Saturday that the test can provide an accurate, automated result in 15 minutes. The FDAs emergency authorization allows us to arm our health care workers and “rst responders with a frontline solution for COVID-19 diagnosis, accelerating the time to diagnosis and potential treatment,Ž Douglas Bryant, CEO of Quidel, said in a statement. A genetic material test by Abbott Laboratories used at the White House also takes about 15 minutes. The company said it specializes in testing for diseases and conditions including the ”u and Lyme disease. Quidel stock has more than doubled in value since the beginning of the year, closing Friday at $158.60. The U.S. has tried to ramp up testing using the genetic method, but the countrys daily testing tally has been stuck in the 200,000 to 250,000-per-day range for several weeks, falling far short of the millions of daily tests that most experts say are needed to reopen schools, businesses, churches and other institutions of daily life. Thats led White House adviser Dr. Deborah Birx and other federal ocials to call for a breakthroughŽ in the antigen tests. There will never be the ability on a nucleic acid test to do 300 million tests a day or to test everybody before they go to work or to school, but there might be with the antigen test,Ž Birx told reporters last month. Recently, the National Institutes of Health announced $1.5 billion in research grants aimed at fast-tracking the development of rapid, easy-to-use testing approaches „ including antigen tests „ by the fall. Ramsey said she had thought in passing about adoption, but it seemed like a dicult road to go down. This time, the idea stuck with them. It was like the Kia Cruise was the start of what led us to be parents,Ž Ramsey said. We had a really good time, and I couldnt stop thinking about it when I left the ship. It was like we really need to do this.Ž They started taking classes to get licensed for foster care, and shortly before they were licensed, Ramsey had to have a hysterectomy. After the procedure, she was put in the maternity ward for the night. I was literally getting my license to have a child, and it was like the last possible hope of having my own child was taken away,Ž she said. This is supposed to be how I have children ... It just kind of made sense.Ž The “rst child they fostered was a little boy who was later reunited with family and moved to New York. Sean Ramsey said if the they hadnt also had Bella at the time, they may have stopped fostering after that. It was one of the hardest things,Ž Jenn Ramsey said. We loved him. We still love him. We think about him all the time.Ž But from the start, and even with Bella, they were always on board with reuni“cation as the “rst goal of fostering. They had Bellas biological mother over to their house multiple times to try and help her bond with her daughter. Our goal in fostering was to help these children reunite with their families,Ž Ramsey said. Thats the No. 1 priority when fostering; we really believed that ... Some (foster) parents, they almost point out everything the parents do wrong and they just work against the parents to get the kids they want to keep. I always felt that was wrong.Ž Ramsey said she always had a feeling Bella would be her daughter, but she continued to try and help her family reunite. The “rst time I picked Bella up, I just saw this light in her and was like, oh my gosh, shes mine, she needs me,Ž she said. At one point in Bellas case, she potentially was going to be moved to a dierent state to be with family, and we thought for sure she was going to go. Then a situation in that state happened and she got to stay, and I just kind of always knew it.Ž Bella was 3 months old when they got her, and now shes 2 ¾ years. They got Jakob when he was 3 weeks old, and hes now 18 months. Ramsey calls them her twilight babies.Ž When we “rst had Bella, I said, Oh, like Twilight,Ž Ramsey said. And then it was so funny, we had Jakob, and I was like, If they call with an Edward, well have to take him.Ž She said normally babies front teeth come in “rst, but Jakob got his side teeth in “rst, which made him look like a little baby vampire. The weirdest thing is weve had Bella for so much longer than him; the fact that their cases ended up at the exact same place at the exact same time was so bizarre,Ž Ramsey said. We actually got to adopt them like they were already siblings.Ž The Zoom adoption went quick, Ramsey said, and in some ways they missed out on things like having their photo taken with a judge and hugging their case manager. But they still managed to make it special by inviting friends and family to watch and having a big FaceTime call afterward. Bella knew it was Adoption DayŽ and a party, though she didnt understand the meaning. The Ramseys said they plan to make sure the two always know theyre adopted. I absolutely believe their biological parents loved them very deeply,Ž she said. I just believe they are unable at this time to be in their lives, and we are absolutely honored to raise these children as our own.Ž Email: anne.easker@yoursun. com PHOTO PROVIDEDTwo-year-old Bella was also adopted Monday. Eighteen-month-old Jakob was adopted Monday through a Zoom call. Jenn and Sean Ramsey were able to ocially become parents Monday, after nearly giving up on that dream.large North Port oce which was only at about 25% of its actual capacity. Our ad production and graphic designers moved to that oce this week. Our newspaper oces at Adams Publishing Group remain closed to the public across the country. The company made that decision because it is essential that we keep our associates safe in order to provide the community with news and information it needs during this pandemic. An outbreak in our oces could seriously impact the news and information our communities need during this crisis. Weve all seen the outpouring of thanks to the many essential workers who put their lives at risk to serve us. We cant thank you enough. Today, I want to thank the essential workers at the Sun . I cant thank the Sun team enough for the outstanding job theyve done during this crisis! Ill start with the carriers who get up in the middle of the night every day to deliver the newspapers to the subscribers, stores and racks. Thank you. Thank you to the circulation managers who work the night and day shift 365 days a year. This team maps the streets of our communities and makes sure our delivery service is above industry standards consistently. Thank you to the customer service representatives who answer the calls from our customers seven days a week. They are the voices who help our customers with all their subscription, online and advertising needs. Thank you to the pressmen, inserters and truck drivers who work in the middle of the night to print and deliver thousands of newspapers seven days a week. They take great pride in the print quality and packaging of all the Sun publications. Thank you to the advertising team that has worked so hard to provide print and digital marketing solutions at a time when most businesses closed. This team of dedicated professionals had to quickly adapt to consulting with businesses over the phone and via email. Thank you to the ad production, graphic designers and the digital team that quickly adapted to producing thousands of free ads for local businesses. This team works so hard to build ads and digital marketing that deliver results for local businesses. Thank you to our business oce and all the other support associates in our company. They run the business of all our operations. We couldnt do it without them! They keep the lights turned on and the many systems we use working. And “nally, thank you to the reporters, page designers and editors that provide all the news, photos, videos and content in the newspapers, magazines and websites. This group of dedicated professionals works around the clock to cover local governments, crime and the stories of our communities. This team is recording our history every day. Your Sun team is over 300 associates and contractors who truly care about the communities we serve. THANK YOU ALL! Glen Nickerson is the publisher and editor of The Daily Sun. You can reach him at glen. PAGE 1AFAMILYFROM PAGE 1A joining Chuck Berry and Fats Domino in bringing what was once called race musicŽ into the mainstream. Richards hyperkinetic piano playing, coupled with his howling vocals and hairdo, made him an implausible sensation „ a gay, black man celebrated across America during the buttoned-down Eisenhower era. He sold more than 30 million records worldwide, and his in”uence on other musicians was equally staggering, from the Beatles and Otis Redding to Creedence Clearwater Revival and David Bowie. In his personal life, he wavered between raunch and religion, alternately embracing the Good Book and outrageous behavior and looks „ mascara-lined eyes, pencil-thin mustache and glittery suits. Little Richard? Thats rock n roll,Ž Neil Young, who heard Richards ris on the radio in Canada, told biographer Jimmy McDonough. Little Richard was great on every record.Ž It was 1956 when his classic Tutti FruttiŽ landed like a hand grenade in the Top 40, exploding from radios and o turntables across the country. It was highlighted by Richards memorable call of wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lopbam-boom.Ž A string of hits followed, providing the foundation of rock music: Lucille,Ž Keep A Knockin,Ž Long Tall Sally,Ž Good Golly Miss Molly.Ž More than 40 years after the latter charted, Bruce Springsteen was still performing Good Golly Miss MollyŽ live. The Beatles Paul McCartney imitated Richards signature yelps „ perhaps most notably in the Wooooo!Ž from the hit She Loves You.Ž Ex-bandmate John Lennon covered Richards Rip It UpŽ and Ready TeddyŽ on the 1975 Rock and RollŽ album. When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened in 1986, he was among the charter members with Elvis Presley, Berry, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Cooke and others. It is with a heavy heart that I ask for prayers for the family of my lifelong friend and fellow rocker Little Richard,Ž said Lewis, 84, in a statement provided by his publicist. He will live on always in my heart with his amazing talent and his friendship! He was one of a kind and I will miss him dearly. God bless his family and fans.ŽRICHARDFROM PAGE 1A AP FILE PHOTOThe Food and Drug Administration announced on Saturday, emergency authorization for antigen tests developed by Quidel Corp. of San Diego. The test can rapidly detect fragments of virus proteins in samples collected from swabs inside the nasal cavity, the FDA said in a statement.ANTIGEN: Company says it can provide accurate results in 15 minutesFROM PAGE 1A


N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 PAGE 5A By AARON MORRISON and RUSS BYNUMASSOCIATED PRESSBRUNSWICK, Ga. „ Many people saw more than the last moments of Ahmaud Arberys life when a video emerged this week of white men armed with guns confronting the black man, a struggle with punches thrown, three shots “red and Arbery collapsing dead. The Feb. 23 shooting in coastal Georgia is drawing comparisons to a much darker period of U.S. history „ when extrajudicial killings of black people, almost exclusively at the hands of white male vigilantes, in”icted racial terror on African Americans. It frequently happened with law enforcement complicity or feigned ignorance. The footage of Arberys death was not the only thing that rattled the nations conscience. It took more than two months for his pursuers „ who told police they suspected he was a burglar „ to be arrested and taken into custody. That is fueling calls for the resignation of local authorities who initially investigated the case and reforms of Georgias criminal justice system. The modern-day lynching of Mr. Arbery is yet another reminder of the vile and wicked racism that persists in parts of our country,Ž said the Rev. James Woodall, state president of the Georgia NAACP. The slothfulness and inaction of the judicial system, in this case, is a gross testament to the blatant white racial privileges that permeates throughout our country and our institutions.Ž The case appeared frozen as it was handled by police in the small city of Brunswick. After the video emerged on social media this week, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation took one day after launching its probe Wednesday to arrest Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis McMichael, 34. They are jailed on murder and aggravated assault charges and did not have lawyers as of Friday who could comment on their behalf. Several hundred people crowded outside the Glynn County Courthouse on Friday to mark what would have been Arberys 26th birthday, with many saying its too soon to celebrate because the case must still go before a grand jury that will decide whether to indict the McMichaels. Arberys killing reminds some of Emmett Till, a black teen from Chicago who was kidnapped in 1955 in Mississippi, lynched and dumped in a river after he was falsely accused of whistling at a white woman. An all-white jury acquitted the white men accused of killing Till, who was 14. His death helped fuel the civil rights movement and brought about the eventual passage of federal civil rights protections. During Fridays protest, demonstrator Anthony Johnson said he sees echoes of Till and others. Arbery died because he was black like the rest of them did. For no reason,Ž Johnson said. Arberys mother, Wanda Cooper Jones, has said she thinks her son, a former high school football player, was jogging for exercise before he was killed. Gregory and Travis McMichael told police they suspected Arbery was the same man recorded by a security camera committing a break-in. When they saw Arbery running on a Sunday afternoon, the McMichaels grabbed guns, got into a pickup truck and pursued him. Video footage shows a runner grappling with a man armed with a shotgun. Shots are “red and the runner staggers and falls. A Georgia Bureau of Investigation statement said the McMichaels confronted Arbery with two “rearms and that Travis McMichael fatally shot Arbery. Arberys death has drawn sharp reactions and expressions of sadness across the U.S. A petition calling for justice hit over 700,000 signatures on Friday, President Donald Trump called the video very disturbingŽ and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said it was like seeing Arbery lynched before our very eyes.Ž The Players Coalition, a racial justice group made up of professional athletes, sent a letter Friday to the FBI and prosecutors requesting a federal investigation into Arberys death. The absence of justice is ever present,Ž said Malcolm Jenkins, a safety for the New Orleans Saints and the foundations co-founder. Another black life has been taken by a bullet and the slaying justi“ed by white fear.Ž Others joined demands from Arberys family for the resignations of local law enforcement authorities. 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PAGE 6A SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C By ROMAN KUTUKOV and YURAS KARMANAUASSOCIATED PRESSYAKUTSK, Russia „ On the 75th anniversary of the allied victory in the World War II, The Associated Press spoke to veterans in ex-Soviet countries and discovered that lessons they learned during the war are helping them cope with a new major challenge „ the coronavirus pandemic. As they recalled the horrors of the war, they also talked about how strength and tenacity were key to survival both then and now. Here is some of their testimony. GIVING IN TO PANIC IS LIKE SURRENDERING TO THE ENEMY For Russian World War II veteran Valentina Efremova, the coronavirus pandemic is like going through the war all over again. After the war, the 96-year-old said, our lives were improving, year after year. And suddenly theres this pandemic, which is like another war ... this time, a biological one.Ž But Efremova knows better than to panic and believes the outbreak „ just like the Nazis back in the 1940s „ will be defeated in the end. Giving in to panic is like surrendering to the enemy,Ž she said. Efremova served as a nurse in “eld hospitals on the front lines of the Red Army throughout the war and the apartment she shares with her daughter in Russias Far Eastern city of Yakutsk is decorated with numerous war-time photos. Dozens of medals weigh heavily on her jacket. A 17-year-old high school student, she lived with her family in a small town north of Moscow when the Nazis attacked the Soviet Union in June 1941. It was a nice summer, she recalls, and everyone was planning their vacations. And then, like a bombshell, Molotovs (the USSRs foreign minister) announcement came: On June 22, at 4 a.m., the war started. Hitler attacked us,Ž Efremova said. Efremova was “rst drafted to dig trenches outside Moscow. After several weeks, she volunteered to help out the army medics and started working in “eld hospitals. Id never had anything to do with medicine, not to mention the horror of seeing mutilated men „ both young and old,Ž she said. She worked as a military nurse for the next four years, moving around the country with her division. She tended wounds, fed and dressed soldiers, played guitar and sang to her patients. They would sing along,Ž she said. They seemed no longer in as much pain. They seemed at home.Ž By the end of the war, she carried three war wounds, including one that makes her limp to this day. Efremova was having lunch not far from Kaliningrad in Western Russia on May 9, 1945, when she heard gun shots. Efremovas “rst thought was that it was yet another Nazi attack, but it turns out it was Russian ocers “ring shots into the air, celebrating victory. Efremova remembers the joyous moment to this day and says that marking the 75th anniversary of Victory Day is important to Russian veterans. For many of them, it could be the last one. She is used to celebrating the occasion with lots of guests in the house. On Saturday, they are planning a small parade outside her window. She realizes there might not be that many such celebrations left. Were the last remaining veterans,Ž she said. FIGHTING SPIRIT HASNT DIMMED The coronavirus does not scare Anatoly Grakovich. The 91-year-old who fought the Nazis as a teenage member of partisan formations in Soviet Belarus intends to take part in Belarus Victory Day commemorations on Saturday. The country has not imposed restrictions despite a growing number of con“rmed infections and will hold a large parade in Minsk to mark the 75th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. Grakovich began working with the partisans in 1942 at the age of 13, “rst as a courier for weapons and eventually as a “ghter. Children are less afraid of death. I did not feel fear, there was excitement. Only after the war, I began to realize that I was walking along the edge,Ž Grakovich said. In 1943, he was wounded in his hand during an operation to attack Nazis near the village of Oputok. The partisans were hungry and ate the bark of trees all the time, but a wound in the arm and pain helped me to forget about food. Then I realized that there can only be one pain,Ž he recalled. Grakovich said he never counted how many Germans he killed, but said he cried with joyŽ at saving villages from the occupiers. There was a lot of death and “lth in the war, but more often its the bright moments that come to mind,Ž he said. On participation in the parade, he said that our president says that we dont need to be afraid of the virus, its all panic.Ž War teaches us that fear kills worse than disease. I was not afraid of diseases then, Im not afraid even now,Ž he said. By DAVID KLEPPERASSOCIATED PRESSPROVIDENCE, R.I. „ Mothers Day weekend got o to an unseasonably snowy start in the Northeast on Saturday thanks to the polar vortex bringing cold air down from the north. Some higher elevation areas in northern New York and New England reported snowfall accumulations of up to 10 inches, while traces of snow were seen along the coast from Maine to Boston to as far south as Manhattan. John Cannon, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, said parts of northern New England saw as much as 10 inches of snow and even coastal areas of Maine and New Hampshire got a dusting. There were even reports of ”urries in Boston. Weve had several inches in many areas in the Northeast. This is a rare May snow event,Ž he said. The hardest hit areas were hill town communities like Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, which got 10.5 inches, and Carrabasset Valley in Maine, which got 9 inches, he said. Conditions at the Mount Washington Observatory, atop the highest peak in the northeast, were downright arctic Saturday afternoon, with the wind chill at minus 22 degrees and winds gusting at 87 mph. In many areas, the snowfall was one for the record books, even if it didnt stick around. Massachusetts hadnt seen measurable snow in May since 2002, while in Manhattans Central Park, the ”akes tied a record set in 1977 for latest snow of the season. The wintry weather came two days after Vermont began to lift restrictions on tennis, golf and other outdoor activities that had been imposed to curb the coronavirus outbreak. Usually the polar vortex is a batch of cold air that stays trapped in the Arctic all winter, but a couple times during the season, it wanders south and brings bone-chilling cold and snow to Canada and parts of the United States. A low pressure system o the coast of southern New England helped pull cold air down from the north, said lan Dunham, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Norton, Massachusetts. Cannon said the snow will give way to strong winds upward of 40 and 50 mph in much of the Northeast for the remainder of Saturday, along with unusually cold conditions. There are freeze watches and warnings out for much of the Northeast. Temperatures are expected to dip below 30 from midnight through Sunday morning in parts of New Jersey and New York and a freeze warning has been issued from Saturday night until Sunday morning in parts of Pennsylvania.Fear kills: WWII vets recall war, reject panic over virus Valentina Efremova, a 96-year-old World War II veteran, who served as a nurse in eld hospitals on the frontlines throughout the war, shows an old photo of her taken during the WWII during an interview with the Associated Press in Yakutsk, Russia. 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N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 PAGE 7A STATE NEWS BRIEFS22 threatened eastern indigo snakes released in FloridaTALLAHASSEE (AP) „ Another 22 threatened eastern indigo snakes have been released in northern Florida, wildlife ocials said. The reptiles were set loose Friday at The Nature Conservancys Apalachicola Blus and Ravines Preserve west of Tallahassee, the group said in a news release. Its the fourth year in a 10-year eort to return the native, nonvenomous apex predator to the region. Similar releases were conducted the past three years. Todays eastern indigo snakes release furthers the collaborative eort to bring this beautiful and important snake back to where it belongs in north Florida, and to secure its future here,Ž said Steve Coates, with The Nature Conservancy in Florida. We continue to protect and restore the species and landscapes that are critical to supporting nature across our state.Ž The snakes released this years were bred and hatched in 2018 by the Central Florida Zoos Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation. Previously released snakes have been observed in good health. The eastern indigo snake is the longest snake native to North America, growing to over 8 feet long. Scientists say it serves a critical function in its environment, consuming a variety of small animals. The snakes were historically found in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, though their range is now more restricted.Deputies: Teen kills brother, stabs father in Florida KeysISLAMORADA (AP) „ A teenager in the Florida Keys killed his younger brother, stabbed his father and then ran in front of a truck after a daylong search for him, authorities said Friday. The Monroe County Sheris Oce said in a news release that the 17-year-old old boy was taken to a hospital in Miami with severe injuries Thursday evening. Authorities released his name, but The Associated Press does not generally identify juveniles who have been charged with a crime. A neighbor called deputies Thursday morning after the teens 43-year-old father approached him, saying the boy had fatally stabbed his 14-year-old brother and then stabbed him multiple times, including in the neck. Investigators werent sure what motivated the teen to attack his brother and father, the news release said. 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PAGE 2B SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C By KEVIN FREKINGASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON „ Former President Barack Obama harshly criticized President Donald Trumps handling of the coronavirus pandemic as an absolute chaotic disasterŽ during a conversation with ex-members of his administration, according to a recording obtained by Yahoo News. Obama also reacted to the Justice Department dropping its criminal case against Trumps “ rst national security adviser, Michael Flynn, saying he worried that the basic understanding of rule of law is at risk.Ž More than 78,400 people with COVID-19 have died in the United States and more than 1.3 million people have tested positive, according to the latest estimates from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Obamas comments came during a Friday call with 3,000 members of the Obama Alumni Association, people who served in his administration. Obama urged his supporters to back his former vice president, Joe Biden, who is trying to unseat Trump in the Nov. 3 election. What were “ ghting against is these long-term trends in which being sel“ sh, being tribal, being divided, and seeing others as an enemy „ that has become a stronger impulse in American life. And by the way, were seeing that internationally as well. Its part of the reason why the response to this global crisis has been so anemic and spotty,Ž Obama said, according to Yahoo News. It would have been bad even with the best of governments. It has been an absolute chaotic disaster when that mindset „ of whats in it for me and to heck with everybody else „ when that mindset is operationalized in our government,Ž he said. Trump has consistently defended and boasted of his response to the virus, saying that travel restrictions from China and Europe as well as social distancing guidelines have prevented far greater damage. I think we saved millions of lives,Ž he said earlier this week. Trump has criticized the Obama administration in relation to his own administrations response to the outbreak. Yet Trumps contention that his administration inherited a broken system and a broken testŽ from Obamas is false; the novel coronavirus did not exist until late last year. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention struggled to develop its own test in January and then discovered problems in its kits in February. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany did not mention Obama directly in her response to his remarks. President Trumps coronavirus response has been unprecedented and saved American lives,Ž she said. While Democrats were pursuing a sham witch hunt against President Trump, President Trump was shutting down travel from China.Ž She added: While Democrats encouraged mass gatherings, President Trump was deploying PPE, ventilators, and testing across the country.ŽObama lashes out at Trump over virus AP PHOTOBarack Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others on May 16. SENIORS ARE OUR SPECIALTY NEW LOW COST DENTURES DR. SUSAN R. BROOKS941-234-3420www.susanrbrooksdds.comGeneral Dentistry Implants € Cosmetic € Nitrous Oxide € Dentures & One Day Repair € LASER PERIODONTAL THERAPY’New Patients Welcome3440 Conway Blvd. #2A (Behind Post Of ce) € Port Charlotte adno=3748322-1 Lose the WeightGain Back Your Lifewith Our Medical Weight Loss ProgramsMedical Weight Loss Packages20% OFFUP TO(941) 889-6915 Medically SupervisedAnnette Neumann, D.O.Board Certi“ ed Family Medicine Toledo Blade Weight Loss17940 Toledo Blade Blvd.adno=3750014-1 Lets work together.Our trucks are rolling. Our stores are open. And were restocking throughout the day. Together, well make it through this. Visit to learn more. adno=3747551-1 adno=3749263-1 Presented byIt Pays to READ, PLAY and WIN with SUN Newspapers and Powered by Enter Today... What Style of HOME is Right for You?Ž Personality QuizTake the quiz for your chance to WIN a $100 gift card to a locally owned restaurant of your choice and two Yeti cups!Go to , select your SUN edition and click on CONTESTS to enter. Enter through Sunday, May 31st for chances to WIN!


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PAGE 4B SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C Mom One who bears the sweetest name, adds a luster to the same, shares my joy and cheers when sad, the greatest friend Ive ever had. Long-life to her, for theres no other who takes the place of my dear mother.adno=XNSC2110 Happy Mothers Day Grandma Not only today but every day, you deserve to be honored. I love you, Grandma. Thank you for your unconditional love.adno=XNSC2149 Amanda PowellHappy Mothers Day!Love Cody and Briaradno=XNSC2094 Happy Mothers Day Mom in heaven.Miss & Love you Always & Forever Stephanieadno=XNSC2138 Sheila StuckerSheesh, Happy Mothers Day to our favorite little redhead.We love you and are so happy that we are your family. Thank you for all you do. Love, Tracey, Rob, Eric, Skyeadno=XNSC2028 To the one who holds many titles! All that we are or ever hope to be is because of you. You truly make this world a better place. You prove that love, hope, and kindness still exist here on earth.adno=XNSC2111 Carolyn LuedtkeHappy Mothers Day to our incredible Mom! We are so fortunate to be blessed with a Mom as loving, caring, and wonderful as you! We love you, Mike & Sueadno=XNSC2152 GG They say only the best grandmas get promoted to GREAT-GRANDMAS and thats the truth. Thank you, GG for always having the best snacks, giving the best hugs, and spending time with me. I love you!adno=XNSC2113 Happy Mothers Day My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart, I cannot now imagine a life without her.adno=XNSC2151 To a Great Mom Happy Mothers Day Love RJ and Kaylaadno=XNSC2136 Happy Mothers Day Monti Beeles (mom) Love Tami, Dee & Stacyadno=XNSC2135 Happy Mothers Day Christina You are a phenomenal Mother, Wife, Daughter in Law & ARNP. We are so grateful & proud of you. Love Always Mom & Charlieadno=XNSC2137 adno=XNSC2150 I love you!!! Happy Mothers Day Grammy! Jo Powell Happy Mothers Dayfrom your grandchildren Rae, Cadie, Cody and Briaradno=SP1944 To My Mom, My AngelYou left me beautiful memories, your love is still my guide. Although I cannot see you, youre always at our side. Love, Sweet Pea & Averyadno=XNSC2003 adno=3750367-1


N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 PAGE 5B By LEANNE ITALIEASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK „ Love in the age of coronavirus sometimes requires a lawn. Couples with dashed wedding plans due to lockdown restrictions have been tying the knot on those tidy green spreads instead, including at least one loaner. Danielle Cartaxo and Ryan Cignarella were supposed to get married in West Orange, New Jersey, on April 11 at a venue with sweeping views of the New York City skyline. Rather than abandon their Easter Weekend nuptials, they headed outdoors. The tricky part was “nding a lawn. The two live in Wayne, Pennsylvania, about 100 miles away, but they had a marriage license issued in West Orange, where Cartaxo lived until she was 5. We still felt like at the end of the day making that commitment to each other was important and we didnt want to wait,Ž Cartaxo said. But they were barred from marrying in a public space. Thats where a stranger, Janice Berman, comes in. A friend contacted Berman, and she oered her front lawn, with a few yellow spring blooms on one of her bushes as backdrop. My husband played the Wedding March for them on a speaker,Ž Berman said. We watched from the porch. It was really fun. They were so sweet.Ž The couples maid of honor and best man attended at a safe distance, as did Cartaxos parents. The bride, in a short white dress, held a bouquet. A small, handwritten Just MarriedŽ sign marked the occasion. Theyll have a party later. You have to be grateful in times like this,Ž Cignarella said. Sometimes when you put goodness out into the world it kind of comes back to you.Ž In Muskego, Wisconsin, Kalee and Tim Gbur werent in need of a borrowed lawn. They used their own for their wedding on April 18. They had originally hoped to marry last October, but Kalees paternal grandmother fell ill and died in December at 101. Her grandparents wedding anniversary was April 18, and her chosen venue, a grand hotel nearby, was free on that date. Then the pandemic struck and the couples plans were scuttled once again. What was once supposed to be a big aair with more than 250 guests was moved to their lawn. We went through weeks of trying to decide. Should we move our date altogether? Should we keep it April 18? I said, You know what, I dont want to give up our date. I want to honor my grandma,Ž Kalee said. They were going to keep it small and simple. Then her mother and sister stepped in with balloons and a huge Just MarriedŽ sign with their names in their wedding colors, purple and gray. Loved ones decorated their cars and stood in the street, honking their horns in celebration. A neighbor built a wooden backdrop adorned with tea candles and ”owers. 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SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 | YOURSUN.COM | | @Sun_Preps | SECTION B SUNSHINE STATE OF MIND: Warmer weather on the forecast this week. PAGE 8B BREAKING DOWN THE BUCS: LINEBACKERS SUN PREPS ALLDECADE TEAM: BASEBALL COMMENTARY By VINNIE PORTELLSPORTS WRITERIt may have been hard to tell from some of the “nal scores last season, but the Tampa Bay Bucs actually had one of the leagues better linebacking units. Despite letting budding star Kwon Alexander leave for the San Francisco 49ers in free agency in the 2019 oseason, the Bucs didnt see a drop-o in production from their linebackers. Along with an NFL-best 19.5 sack season from Shaq Barrett, the Bucs also got another solid year out of veteran Lavonte David and 2019 “fth-overall pick Devin White lived up to the hype. Though outside linebacker Carl Nassib has since moved on to the Las Vegas Raiders after a six-sack season, the Bucs made sure to lock up the rest of their pending free agents „ placing the franchise tag on Barrett and re-signing Jason Pierre-Paul to a two-year, $27 million deal. The No. 1 goal for me coming out of last season is to continue to build on defense and the only way to build is to keep everybody in place and grow,Ž Bucs head coach Bruce Arians said in March. Its huge ... We did some really nice things last year and we got better and better, especially the last six weeks of the season.Ž Thanks to an imposing defensive line with players such as Vita Vea and Ndamukong Suh to complement a deep linebacking corps, Tampa Bay “nished “rst in the NFL in rush defense in 2019. The Bucs dominance in stopping the run also allowed its linebackers like Barrett, With the start of the Major League Baseball season still seemingly a ways down the road, many fans, myself included have been itching for a baseball “x. About a month ago I saw the opportunity to get said “x on the horizon when I read the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) was hoping to open its season by late April. With that in mind, I came up with the notion to start a KBO fantasy league. I drafted two other big baseball fans, sports writer Vinnie Portell and assistant design director Jesse Jones, along with one more reluctant baseball fan, sports writer Jacob Hoag. After some exhaustive research, well mostly just Googling the term Korean Baseball fantasy league, we found a rather confusing site to use for our draft. We set it up for last Friday, May 1, just in time for the delayed start of the KBO. ESPN, clearly taking a cue from the Sun Sports Department, did us the favor of announcing it would be airing select KBO games. Now, keeping in mind that none of us knew anything about the KBO before a couple of weeks ago, we set about selecting our teams with results that could best be described as mixed. The rules of this website were one player per position, including DH, and four pitchers. I was drafting fourth and my strategy was simple. In the “rst round I selected center “elder Aaron Altherr. Why? Because his was one of the few names I recognized immediately. I remember Altherr as a decent prospect for the Philadelphia Phillies, who hit a little bit in the majors. In the second round, I went for another former major leaguer, pitcher Raul Alcantara of the Doosan Bears, who I vaguely recalled brie”y pitching for the Oakland As. After that it was a lot of guesswork, mostly poor guesswork. I tried to take a lot of Doosan players because the Bears seem to be a good team. That didnt really work out. Ive asked each of my fellow drafters to write a brief explanation of their draft strategy, some of them actually seemed to have one. Vinnie Portell: If it werent enough that 99.9% of Americans couldnt name a handful of Korean baseball players, the league format we used has a salary cap, By VINNIE PORTELLSPORTS WRITEROver the past weeks, the Sun sports sta has polled area coaches, athletic directors and former athletes to “nd out who were the best of the best across the past decade. We began with football, covered boys and girls basketball, and are now on to the sport that would be nearing its climax in a typical year „ baseball. This area „ Venice, Lemon Bay, North Port, Port Charlotte, Charlotte and DeSoto County „ has been a baseball powerhouse from 2010-2019, with the Venice High team winning “ve state championships and other teams like Lemon Bay, Charlotte and Port Charlotte going on deep postseason runs. Along with success in high school, players from our area have gone on to do great things in college „ such as Ricky Knapp pitching at Florida Gulf Coast University, or Dalton Guthries hitting as a Gator. Some players, such as Knapp, Guthrie, Jake Noll, Nick Longhi, Brent Killam and Ryan Conroy were selected in the MLB Draft. Noll even went on to debut for the World Series champion Washington Nationals this past season, collecting his “rst pair of MLB hits and RBI. The abundance of talent in our area made it tough to choose one player for many positions, but after going over stats, awards and coaches suggestions, these players make up the Suns AllDecade Baseball Team: CATCHER: MAC GUSCETTE VENICE 2020 One of the most complete and polished catchers in his graduating class, Guscette has been on the radar of college baseball teams before he even stepped foot on the Venice High campus. Since then, hes lived up to the hype „ signing to play for the University of Florida and winning back-to-back state championships. In 2019, his last full season, Guscette hit either leado or second with a .351 batting average, a .440 Sack leader, a top-5 pick and two vets lead defense TAMPA BAY TIMES FILE PHOTO Buccaneers linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) was the NFLs surprise leader in sacks last season with 19.5. Tampa Bay elected to keep him with its franchise tag.Champs, pros make up dream team PHOTO COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA ATHLETICSDalton Guthrie won back-to-back state titles with Venice before going on to bat leado for the University of Florida. His success there led him to be selected in the 6th round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies.SEE DECADE , 7B SEE BUCS , 8BTrying to score a TKO in the KBOSEE ZUCKER , 8B SCOTT ZUCKERSports Editor adno=3748650-1 941-777-4592EXPIRES MAY 31, 2020


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That led him to commit to LSU over FSU and Miami before his junior season. Over the next two years, he went on to win back-to-back state titles. His success led him to be drafted in the 30th round by the Boston Red Sox. He has hit .285 over seven years in the minors since, reaching Triple A in 2018 and 2019. SECOND BASE: SCOTT DUBRULE VENICE 2016 Dubrule hit .429 as a junior and then .426 as a senior, striking out just 10 times across those two seasons. He won a state championship in 2015 before going on to play for Jacksonville State University, where he would start 194 out of a possible 197 games over four years. As a sophomore, he won the Atlantic Sun Conference regular season batting title, hitting .350, and was batting .426 over 18 starts this year as a senior before the season prematurely ended. THIRD BASE: JAKE NOLL CHARLOTTE 2012) While Noll was good enough at Charlotte to earn a commitment to Florida Gulf Coast University, he didnt truly break out until he was an Eagle. He served as the teams leado hitter in his redshirt freshman season and tallied 101 hits „ second-most in the nation. After a solid sophomore campaign, Noll took his game to another level in 2016. He was named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Year, ranking top-three in batting average (.367), home runs (12), runs (58), RBI (61), doubles (20) and on-base percentage (.427). He also became FGCUs “rst two-time All-American and was later selected in the 7th round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals. Noll has since hit .278 with 44 home runs across four seasons in the minor leagues. This past season, the Nationals called him up for eight games. SHORTSTOP: DALTON GUTHRIE VENICE 2014) Guthries play at shortstop helped the Indians win back-toback state titles in his sophomore and junior seasons and he was named the Florida Dairy Farmers 6A Player of the Year for his senior season. He went on to play for the Florida Gators, where he started 201 games over three years „ hitting .289 and batting leado. At Florida, he was named to the SEC All-Freshman team and the SEC All-Defense team (twice) before being selected in the 6th round of the MLB Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2017. Since then, hes hit .240 across 192 minor league games „ making it up to the Florida State League Clearwater Threshers this past year. OUTFIELD: LOGAN HOGGARTH NORTH PORT 2012 As a Bobcat, Hoggarth hit .390 in his junior year and then .400 as a senior „ also posting a 3-1 record with a 2.30 ERA on the mound. Hoggarth then played for Boston College for four years, starting 161 games. He hit .300 as a junior and .280 as a senior with nearly ”awless defense in the out“eld (.964 “elding percentage). OUTFIELD: MICHAEL ROBERTSON (VENICE 2021 One of a few Indians to start as a freshman, Robertson boasts range in center “eld, speed at the top of the lineup and a high average. A Florida commit, Robertson led Venice with a .441 batting average, 27 runs and 18 stolen bases as a sophomore in a 2019 state championship season. In two-plus seasons hes won two state championships and will return in 2021 trying to win a third. OUTFIELD: BRENT KILLAM VENICE 2016 A true do-it-all player for the Indians, Killam led the team in batting average (.442) while also posting a 0.66 ERA across 31 2/3 innings „ going 2-1 with 4 saves. As a junior, he preserved Venices title hopes by catching a ball in the out“eld and throwing a perfect strike to home to nail the would-be winning run in the state semi“nals. Venice went on to win that game in 11 innings and the state championship the next day. Killam went on to play for Georgetown where he had a 3.57 ERA and 170 strikeouts across 136 innings before being selected in the 11th round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels. UTILITY: KYLE MACHADO CHARLOTTE 2019) Though Machado became best known for his ability to pitch „ going 11-2 with a 1.79 ERA over his junior and senior seasons „ hes a complete player who also contributed a consistent bat and a steady glove in the “eld. As a freshman at Florida Gulf Coast University this year, he played in all 16 games (starting 14). He doubled four times, hit a home run and had four multi-hit games on his way to a .320 average, 5 RBI and 4 runs. At “rst base, he had a .973 “elding percentage. STARTING PITCHER: RICKY KNAPP PORT CHARLOTTE 2010 The son of major league pitching coach Rick Knapp, Ricky went 14-5 with 169 strikeouts over his last two seasons at Port Charlotte while also hitting .410. At Florida Gulf Coast he was named to the ASUN AllFreshman team as he tied for the team lead with “ve wins. As a sophomore, Knapp elevated his game to win ASUN Pitcher of the Year with a 9-4 record and a 2.34 ERA. He set a single-season record with 111 1/3 innings as he led the conference in wins. He was named to the ASUN All-Conference team the next year as well with a 9-3 record and a 2.10 ERA before being taken in the 8th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the New York Mets. STARTING PITCHER: COLE KRAGEL VENICE 2015 Kragel had one of the most dominant high school seasons of the decade, going 13-0 (in 14 starts) as a senior with a 0.72 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 78 innings. His sidearm delivery combined with his 6-foot-8 frame baed hitters all year long as he helped lead the Indians to the 2015 state title. He was named the Florida Dairy Farmers 6A Player of the Year for his performance and he signed to play for Virginia Tech. STARTING PITCHER: RYAN CONROY LEMON BAY 2015 Though Conroy was one of Lemon Bays better pitchers „ posting a 0.56 ERA as a freshman „ he hurt his elbow and needed Tommy John surgery midway through his time as a Manta. He didnt break out until he went to play at Elon University, where he grew into his 6-foot-3 frame. After earning starts as a freshman, he had a decent sophomore season before a career-best junior year in which he went 4-3 with a 3.29 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 79 1/3 innings. The performance was good enough for him to be drafted in the 8th round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles. In the time since, Conroy has gone 6-7 with a 2.68 ERA over 88 minor league innings „ pitching in Single A this past season. STARTING PITCHER: BRADY ANDERSON DESOTO COUNTY 2011 Now the head coach of the DeSoto County Bulldogs, Anderson was the teams best player during his time with the team. As a junior he went 6-2 with a 1.90 ERA and 64 strikeouts over 48 innings. At the plate, he led DeSoto with a .439 average, 30 runs and 14 extra-base hits in 25 games. He again led the team in hitting as a senior (.474 average, 27 runs and 14 extra-base hits) in 24 games while owning a 1.35 ERA on the mound. Anderson also pitched and hit for Florida Gulf Coast. He was named to the ASUN AllFreshman team and wound up starting 35 games on the mound and 92 as a hitter. Anderson went 16-18 with a 3.44 ERA over 292 2/3 innings while hitting .272 with just 32 strikeouts over 224 at-bats. He signed with the Minnesota Twins as a free agent out of FGCU, going 12-14 with a 3.76 ERA over 56 minor league games before coming back to coach the Bulldogs. RELIEF PITCHER: COOPER HAMMOND VENICE 2013 It will be dicult, if not impossible, for another relief pitcher to match what Cooper Hammond did for Venice in his junior and senior seasons. The right-handed submarine pitcher went 10-1 with a 0.56 ERA, pitching 8 1/3 innings across the 2012 state semi“nals and state championship „ closing out the state title. Hammond took his game up another level in 2013, going 9-0 with 10 saves and a 0.13 ERA, allowing just one run the entire season as he was named the Florida Dairy Farmers 7A Player of the Year. Once again, he closed out the state championship to win back-to-back titles before going on to play for the University of Miami. Hammond pitched parts of “ve seasons at Miami as one of the teams top relievers, going 12-5 with a 2.25 ERA over 112 innings, striking out 96.DECADEFROM PAGE 6B COURTESY OF FGCU ATHLETICSRicky Knapp, a Port Charlotte High graduate, became one of the best pitchers in FGCU history „ earning an 8th round selection in the MLB Draft by the New York Mets. Academic Excellence Award Sponsor Award Sponsor Aw ar d S Aw Aw AcademicExcellence A A A Ac Ac c c c Ac Ac c Ac c Ac Ac ad emic Excellence A Aw diEll Acad em icE xc elle nc e A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A Athlete Al Ae PREPS adno=3750124-1 Presenting Sponsors Premier Presenting SponsorPick up a copy of Wednesdays SUN Newspapers to see which area athletes are named to the team


PAGE 8B SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C GULF WATER TEMPERATURE Monterrey 79/66 Chihuahua 87/57 Los Angeles 77/58 Washington 66/51 New York 64/48 Miami 79/71 Atlanta 74/49 Detroit 57/34 Houston 83/59 Kansas City 58/34 Chicago 53/36 Minneapolis 48/34 El Paso 86/62 Denver 66/38 Billings 51/34 San Francisco 68/52 Seattle 84/58 Toronto 50/34 Montreal 53/34 Winnipeg 42/19 Ottawa 52/30 1 1 3 2 1 0 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 440-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource: 8 a.m.10 a.m.Noon2 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. The RealFeel Temperature is an exclusive index of e ective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature®Precipitation (in inches)TemperaturesSource: National Allergy BureauPrecipitation (in inches) AIR QUALITY INDEX CONDITIONS TODAYTemperatures Precipitation (in inches) POLLEN INDEX PORT CHARLOTTETemperatures MONTHLY RAINFALL SEBRINGTotals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m.City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES WEATHER HISTORY VENICE WEATHER TRIVIA’Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop High Low High Low MARINE TIDES Cold Warm Stationary Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow IceShown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Fronts Precipitation The Sun Rise SetThe Moon Rise Set SUN AND MOON-10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110sU.S. Extremes Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be shing 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.City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W SOLUNAR TABLECity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WWeather (W): s -sunny, pc -partly cloudy, c -cloudy, sh -showers, t -thunderstorms, r -rain, sf -snow urries, sn -snow, i -ice. Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows.City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Port Charlotte Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Venice Sarasota Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs North Port Tampa Bradenton Bartow Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Lake Wales Frostproof Apollo Beach Clearwater Ft. Meade THE NATION TODAY / TONIGHTSome rain and a t-storm Some rain and a t-stormHIGH 80° LOW 64°55% chance of rain 55% chance of rainPartly sunny and warmer; a p.m. shower87° / 62°40% chance of rain MONDAYMostly sunny and pleasant91° / 65°5% chance of rain TUESDAYPartly sunny90° / 69°10% chance of rain WEDNESDAYSome sun with a t-storm possible; breezy87° / 67°30% chance of rain FRIDAYSun and clouds84° / 67°25% chance of rain THURSDAY727484818277Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: OzonePunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 0.00Ž Normal month to date 0.54Ž Year to date 7.36Ž Normal year to date 10.17Ž Record 1.38Ž (1980) High/Low 89°/59° Normal High/Low 88°/65° Record High 95° (2018) Record Low 53° (1992)Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž High/Low 86°/62°Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 0.00Ž Normal month to date 0.47Ž Year to date 5.58Ž Normal year to date 11.54Ž Record 1.38Ž (2006) High/Low 86°/75° Normal High/Low 85°/66° Record High 93° (2003) Record Low 54° (1958)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday Month 2020 2019 Avg. Record/Year Jan. 1.23 3.77 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 2.11 2.89 2.43 11.05/1983 Mar. trace 1.01 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 4.02 2.21 2.03 5.80/1994 May 0.00 5.80 2.50 15.98/2018 Jun. 11.31 8.92 23.99/1974 Jul. 13.64 8.22 14.22/1995 Aug. 7.92 8.01 15.60/1995 Sep. 0.92 6.84 14.03/1979 Oct. 6.60 2.93 10.88/1995 Nov. 2.35 1.91 5.53/2002 Dec. 3.41 1.78 6.83/2002 Year 7.36 61.83 50.65 (since 1931) Today Mon.Apalachicola 74 58 sh 82 56 s Clearwater 81 68 sh 82 66 s Daytona Beach 76 63 sh 80 61 s Fort Lauderdale 80 69 r 83 72 c Gainesville 74 58 sh 84 50 s Jacksonville 73 58 sh 83 51 s Key Largo 81 72 r 80 75 r Key West 79 72 r 82 75 r Lakeland 80 65 sh 85 61 pc Melbourne 77 66 r 79 67 pc Miami 79 71 r 84 72 c Naples 80 67 r 86 68 pc Ocala 78 59 c 86 55 s Okeechobee 79 65 r 81 62 pc Orlando 79 66 sh 85 61 pc Panama City 76 57 c 81 53 s Pensacola 79 56 c 83 54 s St. Augustine 73 63 sh 80 57 s St. Petersburg 83 66 sh 86 66 pc Tallahassee 74 53 c 83 48 s Vero Beach 80 68 r 81 68 pc West Palm Beach 81 71 r 82 73 c Today 7:54a 12:38a 4:47p 10:18a Mon. 5:27p 1:32a ----Today 6:31a 8:34a 3:24p 11:48p Mon. 4:04p ------Today 2:05p 10:38p ----Mon. 2:39p 11:36p ----Today 8:26a 1:07a 5:19p 10:47a Mon. 5:59p 2:01a ----Today 4:46a 7:13a 1:39p 10:27p Mon. 2:19p 11:25p ----ENE 8-16 1-2 Light NE 7-14 1-3 Light Ft. Myers 80/67 rain all day Punta Gorda 81/62 rain all day Sarasota 82/65 rain all day Last May 14 New May 22 First May 29 Full Jun 5Today 11:50 p.m. 9:32 a.m. Monday none 10:29 a.m. Today 6:43 a.m. 8:07 p.m. Monday 6:43 a.m. 8:07 p.m. Today 9:10a 2:55a 9:39p 3:25p Mon. 10:14a 4:00a 10:42p 4:28p Tue. 11:14a 5:01a 11:41p 5:28pPUBLICATION DATE: 05/10/20 WORLD CITIES Today Mon. Today Mon.Amsterdam 66 42 sh 54 41 pc Baghdad 91 65 s 93 66 s Beijing 78 56 s 83 57 s Berlin 77 46 sh 49 35 sh Buenos Aires 71 57 s 67 52 pc Cairo 87 63 s 90 65 s Calgary 46 29 c 49 32 c Cancun 83 74 t 84 75 t Cape Town 79 57 pc 73 54 pc Caracas 87 74 pc 87 74 pc Dublin 50 36 c 49 35 pc Halifax 47 39 pc 53 41 s Kiev 68 46 s 76 56 pc London 63 39 sh 54 36 pc Madrid 68 50 t 68 50 pc Mexico City 74 53 t 75 55 pc Montreal 53 34 c 54 32 pc Moscow 63 42 c 67 51 s New Delhi 102 80 pc 100 80 pc Paris 73 42 t 55 39 r Rio de Janeiro 76 63 s 80 66 s Rome 72 59 pc 71 57 pc St. Johns 45 31 c 49 34 pc San Juan 88 76 s 88 75 s Sydney 64 48 s 65 48 s Tokyo 76 68 pc 79 65 pc Toronto 50 34 r 46 29 pc Vancouver 71 52 s 69 50 c High 96° at Needles, CALow 14° at Black River Falls, WI(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)80°On May 10, 1889, tornadoes hit several eastern Pennsylvania communities, including Reading, Shamokin and Philadelphia. Q: Where was the worst hailstorm of all time? 80/64 80/67 81/67 81/65 82/67 80/71 79/66 80/67 81/65 81/62 81/65 81/64 81/65 80/66 82/63 83/66 81/65 80/69 79/66 81/66 81/64 81/66 80/67 80/65 82/65 81/68 79/69 80/67 81/67 80/64Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. ©2020 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Knoxville 69 42 s 62 39 pc Las Vegas 96 71 pc 92 70 s Little Rock 75 47 s 63 46 c Los Angeles 77 58 pc 72 55 pc Louisville 66 40 t 58 41 c Memphis 72 47 s 64 48 pc Milwaukee 47 33 r 50 36 pc Minneapolis 48 34 pc 55 34 pc Montgomery 78 48 s 76 45 s Nashville 72 43 pc 65 44 pc New Orleans 78 62 s 80 61 s New York City 64 48 pc 60 41 sh Norfolk, VA 69 54 s 69 47 pc Oklahoma City 63 47 pc 59 47 c Omaha 56 33 pc 54 40 c Philadelphia 63 50 pc 60 41 sh Phoenix 97 74 pc 99 70 s Pittsburgh 58 37 pc 45 31 r Portland, ME 56 42 pc 56 40 r Portland, OR 86 57 pc 71 53 sh Providence 59 47 pc 60 41 r Raleigh 69 51 s 67 40 s Rapid City, SD 49 27 c 42 29 c Salt Lake City 82 60 pc 83 58 pc St. Louis 60 40 pc 60 43 pc San Antonio 85 59 s 87 68 pc San Diego 73 63 pc 72 60 pc San Francisco 68 52 pc 71 55 pc Seattle 84 58 pc 75 53 c Washington, DC 66 51 pc 59 42 sh Albuquerque 80 56 pc 72 53 t Anchorage 58 43 pc 53 43 pc Atlanta 74 49 s 67 46 s Baltimore 65 48 pc 58 39 c Birmingham 73 48 s 69 45 s Boise 87 57 pc 83 55 pc Boston 59 47 pc 59 42 r Bu alo 49 37 sh 44 29 r Burlington, VT 54 38 c 52 34 c Charleston, WV 64 39 pc 52 33 c Charlotte 70 47 pc 67 39 s Chicago 53 36 r 53 39 pc Cincinnati 60 37 t 53 34 c Cleveland 59 38 c 47 33 r Columbia, SC 76 50 pc 74 42 s Columbus, OH 60 38 t 50 32 c Concord, NH 57 41 c 61 36 r Dallas 79 56 s 80 61 c Denver 66 38 pc 60 39 r Des Moines 54 35 c 55 39 pc Detroit 57 34 r 51 32 pc Duluth 46 25 pc 49 26 pc Fargo 46 23 pc 48 22 pc Hartford 59 43 pc 61 36 r Helena 58 35 c 54 37 c Honolulu 84 69 pc 84 72 pc Houston 83 59 s 83 67 s Indianapolis 58 36 t 54 36 c Jackson, MS 75 50 s 74 49 s Kansas City 58 34 pc 52 40 cA: India; April 30, 1888. Baseball-sized hail killed 246 peopleNassib and Pierre-Paul to get after the quarterback „ “nishing seventh in the league with 47 sacks. With Jameis Winston now in New Orleans and Tom Brady „ who has never thrown more than 14 interceptions in a season „ in his place, the Bucs defense shouldnt be put in as many short-“eld spots, putting them in position for an even better season. Everything is working down here in (defensive coordinator Todd) Bowles system, weve got some great guys down here,Ž Barrett said back in January. I know we werent the team we wanted to be. But weve grown into a team that has a great and bright future. I think that if we can keep everybody together, I know people want to go and chase money and chase everything. I want money, too, but I just want to stay here. It feels perfect. I like (Arians). I like (general manager Jason Licht). I like the training sta, I like everybody. I dont want to mess this up.ŽBUCSFROM PAGE 6B AP PHOTOBucs linebacker Devin White lived up to the hype of his fth-overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft and is one of several line backers who will be counted on to lead the defense this year.which means the best players were essentially o limits. Using nothing but limited stats and a dart board, I selected my two allowed foreign (read American) players in the “rst three rounds and then went on to take anyone with decent stats or a cool sounding name. Looking back, it may not have been wise to make my most expensive player a 37-year-old “rst baseman who is steadily losing power and I might have drafted some players who wont even start. Who knows. But at least its baseball.Ž Jesse Jones: There are only a handful of players in the world to have .900 OPS in 10 consecutive seasons across professional baseball. One of them is Albert Pujols. Another is SK Wyverns Choi Jeong. While he took more than half my payroll, hes the straw that stirs the drink for my fantasy squad. Ive surrounded him with up-and-coming stars like Kang Baek-ho and older veterans like power-swinging American Jamie Romak. Theyre important pieces, but make no mistake, my fantasy season will live or die on Jeongs bat.Ž Jacob Hoag: As a casual fan of baseball, its easier to pronounce the names of the players on my Korean Baseball fantasy team than you actually know who is good or not. So I went the cheater route and decided to copy my draft from some other guys roster that looked solid. That led me to Kim Ha-Seong, Jose Miguel Fernandez and Hur Kyoung-Min as my “rst three picks. It wasnt until about halfway through the draft that I realized the roster I was copying didnt abide by the $2 million salary cap, which I was way over. So instead I picked a bunch of cheapos and autodrafted the rest of my team. Needless to say I think Im the favorite going forward.Ž There you have it. 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SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 | YOURSUN.COM | SECTION C By BETSY CALVERTSTAFF WRITERA Minnesota developer is taking the “rst steps in a plan to build senior housing, assisted living and a hotel on 98 acres near Walmart and Home Depot at Murdock Circle. Cherrywood Pointe Investment, LLC will present its requests to the Planning and Zoning Advisory Board at 1:30 p.m. Monday at 18500 Murdock Circle. County commissioners make the “nal decision at a later date. The “rst step is a request to reshue tens of thousands of square feet of authorized development options in a so-called Development of Regional Impact that the county “rst authorized in 1987. Named after a 1920s land speculator, Murdock Center was designated in the 1980s as an economic center. It is located where the states main thoroughfare, U.S. 41 crosses State Road 776 on its way to Englewood or Interstate 75. The developer is asking the county to exchange 29,333 square feet of authorization for retail space for these non-retail options. Speci“cally, the developer is asking for 50 hotel rooms, 150 units of senior housing and 125 beds in assisted living. Developments of regional impact across the state are allowed to trade dierent uses as long as the impacts on trac, services, utilities and the environment are the same. County sta report to the board that they consider the request to be acceptable. Before getting permission to build the senior housing, the developer must apply for rezoning, County Planner Jie Shao said. As of today, we have not received an ocial PD rezoning application,Ž she said. Email: betsy.calvert@yoursun. comSenior housing, assisted living proposed for MurdockThe project has many zoning steps ahead STAFF REPORTA man and his dog were hit and killed by a motorist Friday night while trying to cross U.S. 41 in Port Charlotte. A 47-year-old Punta Gorda man was driving a van southbound in the center lane of U.S. 41 at Gardner Drive around 10 p.m. Friday. The pedestrian and his dog were in the median, attempting to cross Tamiami Trail when the vehicle hit and killed them, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The drivers name was not released by Florida Highway Patrol, though the FHP report states he was arrested on a DUI charge. The victims name was not released either. FHP is not releasing any names on press releases so not con“rming names either,Ž stated Lt. Greg Bueno in an email Saturday. FHP did release names of those involved in crashes on press releases until recently. The crash report will serve as the ocial report,Ž Bueno wrote in his email. If desired, you can obtain a copy of the ocial crash report on our crash portal once it is administratively reviewed and uploaded as a public record ... Being a death was involved, there is also an ongoing trac homicide investigation. That investigation will take approximately 60-90 days to complete.Ž For more information about this fatality or other crashes being investigated by FHP, go to www.”hsmv. gov.Man, dog killed in crash on U.S. 41 By CRAIG GARRETTSTAFF WRITERNORTH PORT „ North Port City Hall has three weeks to make a new kind of Memorial Day celebration happen. Because of COVID-19s restrictions, the local veterans group hosting this years Memorial Day event had scrapped its plans. Taking care of our aging and disabled veterans must take a priority,Ž American Legion Post 254 commander Samuel Taylor wrote in April. City commissioners at a special Thursday meeting broached the topic, some suggesting the city host the event on May 25. Ideas ”oated included a virtual celebration via social media and a possible drive-by or a park and watch at the City Center Green. Or all three. Creating a plan had been turned over to North Ports communications team. Its crew on Friday, which works in isolation due to the coronavirus, was busy “guring things, bouncing ideas o one another, said Josh Taylor, the citys communications manager. A priority was to meet with city Parks and Recreation leadership, then do whats feasible, makes sense and is safe,Ž he said. Since Memorial Day honors men and women who died serving their country, a key is keeping things solemn and respectful, Taylor said. That would include honor guards, proclamations and speeches. But it would also include kids getting involved, those with NJROTC at North Port High School and/or the Young Marines at Imagine Schools, for instance. Veteran groups would still get involved, but in a limited capacity. And it would mean moving the event to bigger venue, from Veterans Park o Tamiami Trail to the City Green Center. Facebook Live, possibly video and visitors in cars would keep the participants self-distanced, Taylor said. Nobodys looking to bring a bunch of people together in one place,Ž Taylor said. But we do want to honor those who served.Ž Email: craig.garrett@yoursun. comNorth Port plans different Memorial Day eventVideo, social media and drive-thru all possibilities By BRIANNA KWASNIKSTAFF WRITERNORTH PORT „ North Port High School administrators got together to show their appreciation for the sta Friday. In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, the schools administration team set up a drive-thru party, complete with pizza, goody bags, and school supplies donated by Staples. Times were staggered based on school lunch times, so the lines didnt get too long „ and the pizza didnt go cold. Members of North Port Fire and Rescue and Police Department came out to show their support as well. Its nice to see some of these teachers have been here since the school opened,Ž said Lt. 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PAGE 2C SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/CThe Charlotte County Sheri s O ce reported the following arrests: Brian Philip Sink, 36, 2600 block of Mallow Road, Venice. Charge: burglary of an occupied dwelling. Bond: $7,500. Daniel Sava Gajinovich, 40, 4400 block of W. Price Blvd., North Port. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: $500. Kasey Brant Sentel, 24, 500 block of Whippoorwill Drive, Venice. Charges: DUI and DUI with property damage. Bond: $620. Anthony Paul Schmidt, 54, 100 block of Jacaranda Blvd., Venice. Charge: probation violation. Original charge: burglary of unoccupied structure. Bond: none. Ryan Craig Snyder, 21, Rotonda Circle, Rotonda West. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting o cer without violence. Bond: $15,000. Barry Kendall Armstrong, 30, 100 block of Angol St., Punta Gorda. Charges: failure to appear. Bond: $3,500. Francisco Mario Franco Gregorio, 31, 500 block of W. Virginia Ave., Punta Gorda. Charges: out-ofcounty warrant. Bond: $45,000. Joann Marlene Stone, 40, 300 block of Dorchester St., Port Charlotte. Charges: violation of probation or community control. Bond: none. Jason Scott Butt, 51, 1400 block of Fringe St., Port Charlotte. Charges: violation of probation or community control. Bond: none. Corey Hugh Walker, 34, 600 block of Sharon Circle, Port Charlotte. Charges: knowingly driving while license is suspended or revoked, and failure to register a motor vehicle. Bond: none. Laura Katherine Wyatt, 36, 1500 block of Trekell St., North Port. Charges: two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, introduction of contraband into a detention facility annd possession of drug paraphernalia, $12,000. Jimmy Shanon Tyler, 66, 11000 block of S.E. Anne Ave., Arcadia. Charges: three counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, tamper or fabricate physical evidence, resisting o cer without violence, possession of drug paraphernalia, burglary of an unoccupied structure unarmed, grand theft and o bond. Bond: $51,000. The Punta Gorda Police Department reported the following arrests: Brandon Parker Dickinson, 18, Lofton Street, Port Charlotte. Charges: knowingly driving while license is suspended or revoked. Bond: $1,000. Juan Timoteo Sarat Pastor, 41, Fort Myers. Charges: operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond $1,000. Florida Highway Patrol reported the following arrest: Adam Bartholomew Sherkus, 47, 200 block of Sunset Blvd., Punta Gorda. Charge: DUI. Bond: $5,000. Compiled by Sue ErwinPOLICE BEAT By ANNE EASKERSTAFF WRITERIndividuals whose drivers licenses have been suspended due to unpaid court fees have the chance to get their licenses reinstated with minimal cost next week. Beginning Monday through Friday, the Charlotte County Clerk of Court is holding a Back on the RoadŽ event, waiving collection fees up to 40% on unpaid tra c tickets and court obligations. While driving is a privilege, its also a necessity for people to be able to work, earn a living, and take care of their families,Ž said Clerk of Court Roger Eaton. Operation Back on the Road week allows folks who have gotten behind “ nancially on tra c ticket or courtordered payments to get caught up without paying mounting collection expenses.Ž During a similar oneday event in October, 48 cases were paid, resulting in a total of $7,637.68. Payments can be made online at CharlotteCourtPay. com or by mail, drop box or in person at the Charlotte County Justice Center. For more information, call 941-637-2176 or visit Email: anne.easker@ yoursun.comCharlotte clerk waiving collection fees on unpaid fines next week We Deliver. 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N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 PAGE 3C By DANIEL SUTPHINSTAFF WRITERPUNTA GORDA „ If you were used to parking on Gill Street to visit the First United Methodist Church in Punta Gorda, new restrictions could be on the way. Currently, street parking is allowed on both sides of the roadway between West Olympia Avenue and West Marion Avenue, but the City Council is looking to have parking restricted to only the west side of the street, closest to the church. The new ordinance passed its “rst reading Wednesday with a unanimous approval. It still has to come back before the City Council again before the ordinance can take eect. The second reading (will be set) for the May 20 (council meeting) and then signage would be put in place,Ž City Communications Manager Melissa Reichert told the Sun in an April 21 email. The need for the change comes out of safety concerns. Its like bobbing and weaving through a maze,Ž said Vice Mayor Lynne Matthews during a discussion on the issue in April. The standard vehicle is about 6 to 8 feet wide, according to Punta Gorda Police Department Lt. Justin Davoult. Putting two vehicles side by side on opposite sides of a 26foot wide street (like Gill) ... that leaves 16 feet of a 26-foot road. I dont think there is a standard, (but that) wont accommodate a car on each side,Ž Davoult said at the April 15 meeting. If approved by the City Council after the “nal reading, the new parking restrictions would be in eect throughout the week. (Parking on both sides) creates trac problems on any given day of the week,Ž Matthews said. There are several streets in the (citys) downtown corridor that have this problem. People will run you into the curb because they want to come through. Its not safe.Ž Mayor Nancy Prafke echoed Matthews concerns. I know the church is very popular and have daily events,Ž Prafke said. (This change would) make a lot of sense (so) the residents are able to see oncoming trac.Ž The Rev. Mike Loomis, the churchs senior pastor, told the Sun that he doesnt expect many issues to occur if the change goes through. I dont think its going to have a drastic impact (on us) or stop our folks from coming,Ž Loomis said. Email: daniel.sutphin@ yoursun.comStreet parking changes could be coming for Gill StreetNew rules would limit parking on the street to one side instead of both SUN PHOTO BY DANIEL SUTPHINOutside of the First United Methodist Church along Gill Street in Punta Gorda. Over the years, parking was allowed on both sides of the street between West Olympia Avenue and West Marion Avenue. Due to safety concerns, the City Council is looking to change that and restrict parking to only the west side of the roadway. By CRAIG GARRETTSTAFF WRITERNORTH PORT „ Marti Stetter is an ultra-runner, participating in 100-mile races and other marathons. But COVID-19 ended most athletic competition for kids through seniors. To keep in shape and to “nd meaning in a lockdown, Stetter and others run virtual or solo races. Much of the country just completed some version of the Run Solo Project, races for good causes. They also allow all runners to maintain a high that feeds their compulsion to put one foot in front of the other over great distances. The second leg of Run Solo started May 4, goes through June 3. The Coronacation 20 social distance race has a Yoda from Star WarsŽ theme, a may the fourth be with youŽ overlay. Stetter and husband Dug own Durti Runners, an event organizing/timing business. Stetter, who is 62 and has thousands of running miles behind her, shared insights with the North Port Sun . GO IT ALONE Run Solo was created to give active people the chance to compete and see what others are doing when they are running solo, because of this pandemic.Ž WHO BENEFITS? We have three Run Solo events that bene“t dierent organizations. Run Solo1 bene“ted the American Legion Post 254 (North Port), and we gave them a check for $1,000, for example.Ž ARE THESE PEOPLE CRAZY? Endurance running is simple: just continuous running over a distance. Mostly, for me, it is as long as I can go in one single day. I ran/walked 62.48 miles in 11 hours and 50 minutes at the Tick Tock 12 ultra (Lakeland) in 2016, for instance. Since then I participated in many ultras, including fourand eight-hour events. Physiologically it is largely aerobic in nature and requires a lot of stamina as well as mental strength. The runners most important organ, by far, is the brain „ the source of our dreams, drive and determination.Ž WHAT DRIVES THEM? Investing in community, spending time with people you care about and going out of our way to help other people, if you can. We dont have a lot but we have been blessed with each other and, if we can help, we try. And hopefully others will try and we can make an incredible community. Our racing community and events are our family and every race we help, we help other organizations. Last year we helped raise $150,646.06 for dierent organizations with the (company) events we time.Ž ADVICE TO THOSE ON THE SIDELINES? See above answers.Ž Email: craig.garrett@yoursun. comMeet Marti Stetter: North Port resident runs soloCOVID-19 has changed athletics for all age groups PHOTO PROVIDED Marti Stetter By STEVE REILLYSTAFF WRITERENGLEWOOD „ The Englewood Water District ocials agreed Thursday to maintain its pandemic protocols. Like other public utilities and government agencies, the water district instituted policies in the wake of closures due to the pandemic. The water district has temporarily stopped turning o utility services and adding charges to customers who are delinquent with their payments. District ocials also established payment plans for those in need, due to the pandemic. This will go on until the COVID-19 situation is resolved,Ž EWD Administrator Ray Burroughs told the board of elected supervisors Thursday. We are currently forfeiting $8,000 per month in late fees.Ž The lost revenue not signi“cant enough to aect the water district. Any given week, the water district expects to turn o services to “ve up to 20 customers. So far, the water district hasnt seen any increase of delinquencies due to additional unemployment from the pandemic shutdowns and layos. But that could change, Burroughs suggested. Were very fortunate,Ž he said. The water district has shut down its lobby for customer service, and it will remain closed until Gov. Ron DeSantis issues an executive order that utilities can reopen their facilities to customer service, Burroughs said. The water district isnt alone. Other local utilities are keeping their pandemic protocols in place. CHARLOTTE COUNTY Charlotte County commissioners suspended Charlotte County Utilities disconnects for non-payment until the emergency declaration is terminated, and temporarily waived utility late fees,Ž utilities spokeswoman Caroline Wannall said. If a customer cannot pay their bill, they will not be disconnected,Ž Wannall said. Also, when normal operations resume, we will work with each customer on an aordable payment plan.Ž All county facilities, including the utilities customer service oce at the countys East Port Environmental Campus on Harborview Road, are closed to the public. Customers may still drop-o their payments in the various payment boxes, pay by mail, pay by using the convenient electronic bill or by phone. NORTH PORT The city of North Port Utilities suspended all shut-os during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Shut-os for nonpayment will be delayed until 60 days after the city declares the pandemic emergency. North Port Utilities will not be penalizing customers for non-payment or late payments during this time,Ž spokeswoman Colleen Hibbitts said. We are all in this together and understand the hardships that many area families are facing,Ž Hibbitts said. Please keep in mind that customers basic fees and usage amounts will continue to be billed monthly.Ž New service accounts can be established during regularly scheduled hours for both residential and commercial accounts. While in-person customer service is suspended, North Port has a drive-thru window at its City Hall. The city also has automated and electronic payments available to its customers. PUNTA GORDA The city of Punta Gorda Utilities has been shutting o service to delinquent customers all through the pandemic. We continue to shut o and turn on water service, as near normal as possible,Ž Punta Gorda Utilities Director Tom Jackson said. Field crews practice social distancing and wear safety gear when around the public.Ž Delinquent fees, however, have been suspended. Our oce remains closed to the public; however, we take phone and Zoom meeting to discuss projects,Ž Jackson said. While in-person customer service remains suspended, customers may pay their bills by phone, on the Internet and by traditional mail. Billing and Collections sta is available to address any other customer concerns by phone or email. Email: steve.reilly@yoursun. comUtilities maintaining pandemic protocolsThe Sarasota County Library System has taken time and care to think through the logistics of oering patrons valuable and needed services during this precarious time, with the health of the public and sta foremost in mind. While our building remains closed to the public, the entire Elsie Quirk sta is excited to have resumed curbside service this week. To make sure that our curbside service is both cautious and fair, we are scheduling appointments for patrons to pick up their holds. If you have placed holds on items, you will receive a call from an enthusiastic Elsie Quirk library employee to set up an appointment, so all you have to do is wait for the phone to ring. (We are picturing our patrons like teenagers of years past sitting anxiously by the kitchen phone hoping their crush will call. We know how you feel about your books. We feel the same.) Oh, no, you say, but what if I dont have anything on hold, I just want to get some books and movies and maybe a CD for a family dance party? No need to panic, do not despair! You can browse the library catalog online and place holds yourself, or you can call us and we will help you to place holds. We are available Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 941-861-1203. Soooo, you ask, if I just want to drive right over and pick up my holds, I cant do that? Though its hard for us to say, the answer is: No, you have to wait for an appointment. While the Elsie Quirk attitude is usually come-one-come-all, during this phase, in order to be safe and equitable, we are doing curbside service by appointment only. But, again, we are here to help you get some holds placed. As you might imagine, we have a lot of holds that have stacked up as we waited for the time to be right to resume curbside service. Right now it looks like a giant Lego wall in our entryway, with blue bins full of your holds stacked up high and wide. Our sta is so excited to get your items to you that we are all working at double speed to get them bundled up and get calls made and whisk them out to the curb. Please bear with us as, even at our current heightened level of fervor, it will take us some time to get to everyone. Though we have been very busy since closing our building to the public, we have missed the personal interaction with the community just as we know from your phone calls that you have missed coming to the library. We look forward to seeing you, at a safe distance, as you pick up your holds. Visit Elsie Quirk Library at 100 W. Dearborn St., Englewood, call 941-861-1110 or visit government/departments/ libraries.Elsie Quirk resuming curbside service by appointment ZINA JAYNEElsie Quirk Library


PAGE 4C SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C By ELAINE ALLENEMRICHENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY EDITORBobbi Sue Burton, founder of Project Phoenix ReSale store, is battling cancer. Every day she tries not to let her illness stop her from helping others. Project Phoenix is an Englewood-based nonpro“t whose mission is to provide families and individuals with items they have lost due to “re, loss of home, lack of renters/ homeowners insurance, domestic situations, etc.Ž Since her shop closed a month ago, shes helped people in need online. She never stopped doing meals for the homeless at Indian Mound Park in Englewood. However, they cant gather and eat the homemade meals. The Tuesday night feeding program has been converted into to goŽ boxed meals. On Monday she plans to reopen her nonpro“t shop on 36 W. Dearborn St. Her problem is with a compromised immune system; shes not allowed to be around many people for long periods of time. Shes also lost a handful of older volunteers who also havent been cleared to venture out in public. She desperately needs volunteers to help sort donated clothing and at least one or two people who can run the cash register. Volunteers need little training and mostly a love for working with people, Burton said. Ive been closed because of COVID-19, but that doesnt mean the rent for the building doesnt have to be paid,Ž she said. The rent is $4,500. I have not been able to get any grants or any help like some of these other groups.Ž While closed, Burton and helpers cleaned the shop and made some changes to comply with new social distancing guidelines. She still has an area for teachers to come and pick free supplies to stock their classrooms when school reopens. She has masks and gloves for volunteers. We encourage our customers to wear a mask,Ž she said. Hand sanitizer will be available to use throughout the shop and social distance is also required.Ž Project Phoenix is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. There will be no bag sales, which are very popular, until its safer, Burton said. For more information or to volunteer, call 941-681-2707. Email: elaine.allen@yoursun. comProject Phoenix needs volunteers to help reopen resale store By ELAINE ALLENEMRICHENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY EDITORThe Kiwanis Club of North Port asked students to write an essay about their moms for Mothers Day. Here are the top two winners, who received baskets to give their moms. SHELBIE OAKLEY My name is Shelbie Oakley. I am 16 years ago, and I attend Florida Virtual High School. My mother was in a terrible car accident when she was 7-months pregnant with my brother. Her and my brother are both miracles. My mom was thrown out the windshield of a pickup truck after it ”ipped eight times on the highway. She was dead at the scene, but dont let this fool you. An o-duty paramedic stopped and saved her life. My brother was a still born and my mother was in coma. My grandmother was scared to death as 35 doctors told her my mom would die and she lived she would be a vegetable and never walk or talk again. My mom is a miracle. The reason she deserves to be pampered on Mothers Day is because how strong of a woman she is. This accident was 23 years ago as of March 30. She is a single mother who does everything to provide for me. She walks and she talks normal but she does live with a traumatic brain injury. With the daily struggles my mother goes through, she still always puts me “rst and I think this is why she should be pampered. My mom is a strong woman who goes without just for her kids. She struggles on a daily but she keeps up a “ght and she has taught me so much in my life. I love my mom. BETHANIE PARKER My name is Bethanie Parker. I am 14 years old and I go to Imagine School North Port Upper Campus. My mother is a very great person with a huge heart. She means the world to me. If it wasnt for her, I would not be who I am today. My character has been built o of hers. My mother deserves a nice gift because, she stays busy all the time doing amazing things for other people. She is a very hard worker, and she takes pride in what she does. To begin with, my mother deserves a nice gift because, she is very busy all of the time doing great things for other people. Her whole world revolves around her family and the people in her community. For example, she is a member of the PTO at my sisters elementary school. She and the few others apart of the PTO plan very special, memorable events that go on at my sisters school. Not only is she busy all of the time, but she is also very hardworking. Continuing, my mother is a very hard worker. My mother gets numerous phone calls everyday for her business. Not only does she take the calls, but she also has to book the reservations and make the schedules. She never complains about how much she has to do. She gets it done and does it very eciently. She takes the calls and takes us kids wherever we need to be and does it fabulous. Also, my mother takes pride in the work she does and makes everything amazing. Lastly, my mother takes pride in everything she does, even if its the little things that arent very important. When my mom plans PTO events, they turn out perfect because she, as well as the few others, take pride in the events they put on and make sure that everything is perfect days in advance. Those events could not be as good as they are without her. In conclusion, my mother is the most caring, hardworking, and beautiful woman I have ever met. No matter who the person is, even people she has never met, she would give them the world just so that they could be happy. In the future, I hope to be exactly like her. I already am on the way there. I love her so much and she means the world to me. I dont know what I would do without her in my life. Email: elaine.allen@yoursun. comStudents tell why their moms are so special everydayNot just on Mothers Daycontinuing a previously held conversation, or asking how their family is doing. Next, teachers stopped for ice cream and school supplies from Staples. Johnson said the sta has a Zoom meeting every two weeks, but its dierent to be able to see them in person. We need to say thank you back to the “rst responders for all you do for us,Ž said Ann Brandenberger, NPHS teacher since 2005. This is really great,Ž she said, giving them a thumbs up as she drove by. Maryann Ferrarro, a paraprofessional since 2004, said the teacher appreciation event was so nice. Ive always loved working here,Ž she said. When I come in, put the lights on, I feel like Im home.Ž Email: brianna.kwasnik@ yoursun.comSCHOOLFROM PAGE 1C SUN PHOTO BY BRIANNA KWASNIKNorth Port Fire and Rescue showed their appreciation for the sta of North Port High School Friday. SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLENEMRICHBrooke Fisher cheers for teachers. SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLENEMRICHBrandon Johnson, North Port High School principal, smiles Friday while seeing his sta and thanking them. SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLENEMRICHZoltan Kerestely gives pizza to a teacher to say thank you Friday. SUN PHOTO BY BRIANNA KWASNIKLyndsey Oros, 19, and Summer Fisher, 21, show their appreciation for North Port High School sta. SUN PHOTO BY BRIANNA KWASNIKBenny and Brittany McKeith drive through North Port High Schools teacher appreciation event Friday.


N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 PAGE 5CARCADIABertha Ann Reed Bertha Ann Reed, 98, devoted wife, mother and friend to all whose lives she touched, died peacefully Monday, May 4, 2020, at Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte, Fla. A resident of Oak Haven Park in Arcadia, Florida, she spent her last two years at the Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, Florida. Bertha was the daughter of Henry and Bertha Clasendorf of Danbury, Connecticut, and was born in 1921. She was the loving wife to John Reed of Brewster, New York, and celebrated 65 years of marriage together before her husbands passing in 2008. Bertha was the most proud of her four devoted children; Keith Reed (Ida) of Atlantis, Florida, Gary Reed (Karen) of Epping, New Hampshire, Barbara Reed of Punta Gorda, and Joyce Smith of Sarasota, Florida. She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She attended Peace River Baptist Church next door to Life Care Center during her time there, but her home church, Fort Ogden United Methodist was her second family. The Ladies Group she belonged to known as The Bag LadiesŽ have sewn hundreds of sleeping bags for the homeless over the years. Bertha lived a full life and instilled strong values in her family that have served them well. She gave so much and asked for so little in return. A place and date for a Memorial service has not been determined at this time. You may contact Barbara Reed for more info at 704-402-7444. The family requests that any Memorial contributions be sent to the Port Charlotte Tidewell Hospice House on Veronica Street, care of Tidewell Hospice Philanthropy Department at 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238, or to the Fort Ogden Community Church, P.O. Box 340, Arcadia, FL 34267. Friends may visit online at www. to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Homes, Punta Gorda Chapel.PORT CHARLOTTESharen L. ChomiakSharen L. Chomiak, 75, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Tornoto, Ontario, Cananda, passed away on April 29, 2020. Sharen was a kind and sel”ess person who devoted herself to her family and friends and had a special love for her son, and grandson. She loved travel, life in Florida, making new friends wherever she went. She leaves behind her husband of 56 years, Arthur Chomiak; her son, Michael Chomiak; and her grandson, David Chomiak. If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.Bernice May LibbyBernice May Libby, 75, of Port Charlotte, Florida, died Thursday, May 7, 2020, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.Melvin Lockhart, Jr. Melvin Lockhart, Jr., 78, died peacefully Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at Consulate Health Care of Port Charlotte. He was the husband of JoAnn Lockhart for 46 years. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. Mel and JoAnn moved to Port Charlotte, Florida, in 1983, where they established Mel Lockhart Construction, building over 100 homes in the area. Mel enjoyed boating and traveling the United States in his RV. Mr. Lockhart was a member of the Elks, Moose and American Legion Post 110 in Port Charlotte. Besides his wife, he leaves his children, Christina, Allen, Kimberly, Colleen, Laura and Melvin III. At Melvins request no memorial services will be held.Madeline Luciano Madeline Luciano passed away peacefully on May 5, 2020, at Sandhill Gardens Retirement in Port Charlotte, Florida. Madeline was born on May 16, 1924 in New Haven and resided there for 60 years. She is the daughter of the late Ralph and Josephine Consiglio. Madeline was employed by The New Haven Savings and Loan Bank and she and her husband relocated to Florida after their retirement. Madeline will be remembered for her kind and spiritual nature and her love for her family and friends. Madeline was an active member on her condo board. She was involved with various committees and was instrumental in organizing many activities. She loved dancing, listening to music and was a “xture at all of the musical events held at Sandhill Gardens. Madeline will be missed. She was predeceased by her sister, Louise LaFrance; and brothers, Anthony Gambardella and Thomas Consiglio. Madeline was married to the late Frank Luciano for 52 years and is survived by her daughters, Marie Ventura (William Goh) and Louise (John) Rogalski; and her son, Anthony (Julie) Luciano. Due to the pandemic, a memorial service will be scheduled at a future date. In lieu of ”owers, donations can be made via Allen McGrawRichard Allen McGraw, 74, of Port Charlotte, Florida, died Monday, May 4, 2020, at Bayfront Health-Port Charlotte. Richard was born April 1, 1946, in Madison, Wisconsin, to the late Ralph and Margaret McGraw. He moved to Port Charlotte in 1975 with his parents. Richard was a member of the Edgewater United Methodist Church in Port Charlotte and served for many years in the Civil Air Patrol. He is survived by his loving family, two brothers, Ronald (Sue) McGraw of Barhamsville, Virginia, and Terry (Cherie) McGraw of Baraboo, Wisconsin; and a very close friend and neighbor, Gary Damon of Port Charlotte. Donations may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County, www.awlshelter. org. Private inurnment will be held at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Port Charlotte. Friends may visit online at to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.Vanda WrightVanda Wright, 77, died peacefully at home Friday, April 17, 2020, with her husband, Jake, and her best friend, Sister Mary Kathleen, at her side. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland, schooled in a convent school in Ipswich, and loved the Irish. She was a lifeguard at Harbor Heights pool, “rst mate, master gardner and Charlotte County paramedic for over twenty years. Vanda was a bright spirit who loved garage sales and traveling. She always had a big laugh for Kevins jokes at the pub. She had short-term memory loss from a stroke in 2005, but always looked at the bright side of not knowing what day it was or how old she was. She was much beloved by family and friends and her second family at Charlotte County Fire and EMS. Survivors include her two sons, Leigh and Rick Whitten; and daughter, Roni and son-in-law David Gephart; her grandchildren, Steve, Justin, Cooper, and Kelsey and granddaughter Kadence. A memorial service will be held when the virus is over and we can all hug each other again.ENGLEWOODWilliam Earl Gifford, Jr. William (Bill) Earl Giord, Jr., 95, passed Tuesday, May 5, 2020, peacefully with family at his side at his residence in Englewood, Florida. The son of William Earl Giord, Sr. and Myrtle Cadman Giord in Munhall, Pennsylvania. Bill graduated from Munhall High School in 1942 and immediately joined the Army Air Corp where he became a pilot. He was assigned in 1943 to the Air Trans Command and stationed in the China, Burma, India Theater ”ying supplies to the troops. Upon returning from the war he married his high school sweetheart, Lois Faye Hill, who survives after more than 74 years together. After attending University of Pittsburgh, Bill followed his father working for US Steel. He worked in both Pittsburgh and Joliet, Illinois, where he was named that plants “rst and longest tenured Director of Safety. Retiring in 1978, Bill moved to Northern Virginia where he and Faye spent most of their retirement before moving to Florida in 2012. Bill is survived by his wife, Faye; his daughter, Debra (Scott) Reynolds; son, Gregory (Kim) Giord; grandchildren, Stephanie (Tyler) Qualio, Britton (Katie) Reynolds, Paige (Ryan) Kane, Ryan Giord, and Spenser Giord; step-grandchildren, Megan LeSavage and Mandi LeSavage; and great-grandchildren, Chase Qualio, Mackenzie Qualio, Sadie Kane, Reagan Kane, Mayla Kane, and Cooper Reynolds. Also survived by his nephew, Kevin (Brenda) James; and grand-nieces and nephew, Kaitlyn James (Michael) Alsop, Emily (Joe) Malizia, and Cory (Morgan) James. Preceded by his parents; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Doris and Howard James; and great-granddaughter Kia Qualio. Bill was a 32nd degree Mason and a Member of The Community Presbyterian Church in Englewood. Private services will be held at a later date. Memorials to charity of your choosing. The Family would also like to thank the Professionals and dedicated sta at Heritage Oaks Assisted Living, Englewood.Kenneth E. Wall Kenneth E. Wall, 91, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Monday, May 4, 2020 at his Sarasota County residence. Born on June 13, 1928, in Syracuse, New York, to the late Raymond and Marguerite Arnold Wall, he had been a resident of Englewood for 23 years coming from Burlington, Vermont. A 1946 graduate of North High in Syracuse; he dedicated his life to the “eld of aviation. He served 31 years in the Air Force Air National Guard, was employed by several high-pro“le companies in aircraft maintenance and inspection and he installed the “rst experimental GPS systems for aircraft as well as having held a private pilot license since he was 15 years old. Ken also loved boating, where he always was happy relaxing with his family on The Pun.Ž He retired in 1996 to Florida where he was very active in the Tangerine Woods Association. He poured for the ceramic studio, participated in the Lazy Days Mens group, did park security, and over saw the daily maintenance of the pool for 20 years. Ken was deeply loved by his family and his community. He is pre-deceased by his wife of 57 years, Eleanor Wall in 2008. Survivors include his children, James Wall of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, and Joanne (Dan) Plourde of Sugar Hill, Georgia; three grandchildren, Jenny (Ryan) Pahl, Jim (Melissa) Plourde and Christopher Wall; two great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Ellie Pahl; and all his dear friends at Tangerine Woods. A memorial service will be held in the fall. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238 or Meals on Wheels, Post Oce Box 782, Englewood, FL 34295 in memory of Ken Wall. Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory has been selected to handle arrangements. You may share a memory with the family at PORTMargaret Anna ButeraMargaret Anna Butera, 77, of Venice, Florida, died Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Margaret was born March 15, 1943, in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to the late Victor and Stephanie Molack. She graduated from Central Falls High School in 1960 and the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, in 1963. In 1965 she married Robert John Butera. They lived in Cumberland, Rhode Island, for nearly 20 years and moved to Venice, Florida, in 1989. They moved to Lazy River Village in 2002. Margaret spent much of her career as a Registered Nurse, working at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence, Rhode Island, and Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida. After retiring, Margaret was a volunteer at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and also a hospice volunteer. Margaret was recognized for her years of service to the Lazy River Village Boat Club and was active in many other community eorts. She loved to cook and sew. She leaves behind her husband, Robert; sons, Robert Jr. and Jerey; and sister, Catherine Saccoccio. She adored her grandchildren, Camille, Chloe, Catherine and Christian. Memorial services will be scheduled at a future date in Florida and Rhode Island.OBITUARIES By ANNE EASKER and SUE ERWINSTAFF WRITERIf you know a teen who is struggling during the pandemic, Charlotte Behavioral Health Care might be able to help. CBHC is oering a free Zoom therapy group for teens to speak freely with other teens and a master level therapist to help deal with the stressors of quarantine. After an introductory group meeting Thursday at 3 p.m. to see what teens want and need, subsequent weekly Zoom meetings will introduce a coping skill, practice if possible, and end with a group discussion about how their week has gone. Sarah Wright, Chief Operating Ocer at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, said therapists are doing a lot of tele-health appointments recently. Weve been working with a lot of adolescents, so we have a good sense of the challenges theyre facing,Ž Wright said. They are struggling with feeling isolated and missing their peers. Theyre frustrated and upset about all of the activities they are missing out on, and not being able to “nish out the school year.Ž The free sessions will be held at 3 p.m. Thursdays. The counselor will discuss skills to reduce stress, like deep breathing, and talk about how to cope with unexpected things in life. Ideas for activities that can be done at home will be shared. Hopefully the venue will allow them to interact with other teens on Zoom,Ž Wright said. The group is completely con“dential, and teens do not need to share their names or join in on video. They are free to simply listen or chime in to talk about anything bothering them. The group will help them see their peers are all identifying with the same stressors and feelings and learn valuable ways to keep moving forward. There are 22 therapists employed by CBHC. The inpatient unit at the facility is still open, but most of the services oered have moved to virtual programs. We have a sliding scale fee depending on income, so if individuals are out of work, they may be able to get treatment at a reduced cost or possibly even free,Ž Wright said. We not accepting out-of-county referrals at this time because we want to limit the exposure to our sta and patients.Ž Individuals can refer themselves for therapy if they are in need of help. An open access therapist is available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays for the intake process. CBHC also has a free, con“dential hotline „ 941-9790796 „ where individuals can speak one-on-one with a master level therapist to help deal with the stressors that are prevalent right now at work and at home. The hotline is open to anyone who is stressed and needs to talk to someone. Hotline hours are 9 a.m.7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. We want to encourage people to feel free to use this service even if they arent in crisis,Ž said Rachael L. Mead ows, at CBHC. We can provide some support and coping mechanisms that might be helpful at this time.Ž For more information, go to www.cbhc”.org. Email: anne.easker@yoursun. com or sue.erwin@yoursun.comFree mental health resources for teens and communityJAMES W. MALLONEE, P.A.LAW OFFICEJAMES W. MALLONEEPROBATE WILLS/TRUSTS GUARDIANSHIPS REAL ESTATEOf ce Hours … Monday thru Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM946 Tamiami Trail, #206, Port Charlotte, FL 33953871 Venetia Bay Blvd. Suite #225, Venice, FL 34285 (941) 206-2223 adno=3748281-1SIMPLE CREMATION$74500 YourTraditionsFuneralHome.com941-921-4247AT NEEDPlus Transportation When Applicable.adno=3749892-1


PAGE 6C SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C OUR VIEWToo many candidates will get a free rideOUR POSITION: While there is still time to qualify before the June 12 deadline, there are way too many political oce holders who will have no opposition this November.The plethora of candidates for oce who are set to sail through the election without ever having to put up a campaign sign is disappointing. We say that not because we believe oce holders arent doing a good job, but because of what will be missing from the election process. We believe a candidate can grow when they have someone to push them. To debate ideas. To question decisions made and policies. A race for oce sheds a light on campaign contributions. Who is backing who and why? Campaigning for oce is not easy. We admire anyone who is willing to hold themselves up to public scrutiny, go to debates, often knock on doors to meet constituents and ask for money to “nance their campaign. It can be a humbling experience. As of this writing, in Charlotte County, all three county commissioners whose term is up will be elected without opposition. Bill Truex, Ken Doherty and Joe Tiseo have seats on the line. But no one has come forward to challenge them. Maybe that is because we have one of the best collection of county commissioners in the countys recent history. There have been few controversies „ other than septic to sewer „ and they all seemingly get along. Other than a spat last year over a proposed hurricane shelter at Babcock Ranch, there has hardly been a brow raised at the commissioners decisions. But that doesnt mean they should coast into oce. A person can get all too comfortable when they never have to raise money or travel the county looking for votes. Pretty soon you could begin to feel any decision you make is OK. No one cares and no one challenges it. But the lack of candidates goes way beyond the County Commission in Charlotte. Charlotte Countys property appraiser, Paul Polk, Tax Collector Vicki Potts and Sheri Bill Prummell lack opponents. Also, two of the three School Board members up for re-election will face no opposition. Only Kim Amontree has an opponent in Joe Williams. In Punta Gorda, Jaha Cummings, Debby Carey and Lynne Matthews will skate into a new term without having to answer to voters. The situation is the same on the Punta Gorda Airport Authority board where Paul Andrews and James Herston have no opponent and Vanessa Oliver is running unopposed for the seat vacated by Pam Seay. DeSoto County Commissioners Buddy Mans“eld, Judy Schaefer and Terry Hill are facing no opposition as of today. Sarasota County is an exception as there are races to be won for the County Commission and School Board. But there are no opponents for incumbents in the Clerk of Court and Comptroller oce, property appraiser, supervisor of elections and tax collectors oce along with seats on the hospital board. Sarasota Countys races could be credited to the fact the Republican party there, while strong, does not have a stranglehold on voters as it does in Charlotte County. Charlottes poor performance by Democrats in the past, we fear, has made for a whats-the-use attitude. But, some races where incumbents face no opposition are nonpartisan. We cant blame the lack of Democrats for that. Party aliation, however, has nothing to do with what we see as a big problem in local politics. Despite our appreciation and anity for those now holding oce, history shows stronger candidates emerge when they face opposition. There is still time to step up. China unleashed chaos on rest of worldE:I have long suspected that this pandemic originated at its epicenter in the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the only place in China where research is conducted on the deadliest viruses known to man.Ž It is conceivable that a lab accident contaminated workers who in turn entered the Wuhan Food Market spreading the contamination leading to the resultant disaster. China claims only 3,600 deaths at this epicenter out of a population of several million untestedŽ people. The incredibly large loss of human lives and the devastated world economies including our own is incalculable and it will take years to recover our “nancial losses in business and national productivity. The much maligned pharmaceutical industry has provided truckloads of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin (antibiotic), and COVID-19 testing equipment. The large biotech companies; Roche, Merck, Novartis are feverishly working on developing a much needed vaccine, which is at least one year away from public use. Our nation is going through a very trying time and our sincere thanks are due to all branches of our federal, state, congressional and executive governments and private industry who are working tirelessly 24/7 to bring the nation back to some form of normalcy in the near future. With the full cooperation of each of us doing our part and with Gods help we will certainly get through this pandemic. China has indeed unleashed its weapon of global disruptionŽ unwittingly or otherwise and is pondering its next move toward world domination.Ž J. A S North PortDemocrats more worried about Trump than virusE:Trump didnt act fast enough, Trump didnt act fast enough. In January POTUS Trump closed travel from China. Nancy Pelosi called him racist and told everyone to come to Chinatown. Nancy Pelosi held on to the impeachment papers for 28 days. Pelosi states Trump will not be president one way or another. Were the Democrats more interested in the welfare of our nation, or their own agenda, or just getting rid of the President. Maybe, just maybe, he, we and them could have been concerned more about a worldwide virus attacking the nation, instead of the Democrats continuously attacking the nation from within. T P Rotonda WestBook-banning group has its own problemsE:On May 2, an opinion piece was published in the Charlotte Sun titled Our students shouldnt be reading these booksŽ written by John R. Doner of the Charlotte County Curmudgeon Club. It attempts to breathe new life into an old censorship campaign reliant on bullying school boards into removing books that the Florida Citizens Alliance deems objectionable. In the past, this bullying tactic has also targeted textbooks which present evolution and man-made global warming as scienti“c fact without presenting competing theories (i.e. creationism). The Jan 8 Tampa Bay Times says of the groups censorship eorts Many of the books in question are considered serious literature, with the sexual references often a ”eeting part of a larger story students are asked to analyze. If families or students oppose the content, in most cases they may request an alternative reading. Because they are objected to on religious grounds, should they be banned for all? Ž March 2019 Joe Henderson wrote for Florida Politics Florida Citizens Alliance is for freedom, but only its kind of freedom. The FCA says it opposes indoctrination if it comes from the dreaded liberal left, but its kind of indoctrination is just “ne. Censorship. Revisionist history. Religious exclusion. If that succeeds, where does it stop?Ž Id suggest if parents have questions about reading materials made available in their childs school library, they feel free to contact their librarian or teacher to discuss. Trying to raise a mob to bully the school board in this way is shameful. T S Punta GordaMaybe Sweden following letter writers adviceE:John Surkan is a friend of mine. He has a talent for saying things that upset lots of people. So, when he wrote a letter to this paper about letting elderly people die, there was a backlash. Or maybe just another normal volcanic reaction to opinion letters. First, letters to the editor are the point of view of the writer. Im no dierent from any other reader or writer of letters to the editor. Some I agree with, some I dont. With that said, its totally up to each person to decide how we react to each viewpoint. Back to John: During this pandemic, Sweden has decided to follow Darwins Theory of Evolution „ survival of the “ttest. Having no restrictions, everything is open and people congregate at will. Isnt that what John is saying? Maybe Johns giving Sweden counsel on how to handle this coronavirus. It cant be worse than following Trumps advice. After all, putting a cleaning agent in your veins is referred to as embalming a person. Drinking a cleaning agent is committing suicide. R M Port CharlotteTime to get people back to workE:The longer we wait to reopen Floridas economy, the harder it will be for people to reclaim their freedom and their lives. Its time to stop the panic and end the total isolation. Without herd immunity, all we are doing is delaying the disappearance of COVID-19. At some point everyone is going to get this virus ƒ no matter what. This is like the ”u. The only weaponŽ we have for ”u is the shot which diminishes the severity of the symptoms. In 2018, Florida had over 3,000people die of the ”u. There were 1,000deaths related to COVID-19 among Floridas 21 million population. Yet we continue to destroy our economy, our freedoms, and our livelihoods. Are we going to continue to isolate the healthy people? Most people have a 98% full recovery rate. Never before in the history of the U.S. have we isolated everyone based on a hypothetical model. More people are dying from other diseases due to a panic driven mindset. Are we going to shut down the economy next year too? We have testing in place and treatment options that were not in existence a couple of months ago. We need to open beauty and barber shops, retail stores, nail salons, gyms, and restaurants. Wearing masks should never be mandatory. The hospitals are not busy; we have ”attened the curve; and we have testing in place. It is time to get the healthy people back into the workforce while we continue to protect the sick people. J T Port CharlotteMAGA hatters put bailout burden on youngE:The 52,000 COVID-19 deaths is the worst in the world and 900,000 cases are the worst of the worst. Trump ignored the warnings. Trump if he had acted two weeks earlier instead of dismissing the virus as inconsequential would have saved 90% of the lives lost. Every unnecessary death matters and the moral majority of Independents and Democrats cant just let this go as fake news. Trump claims he is not accountable and the MAGA hatters openly protest measures that are saving lives. We are two Americas, one where the moral majority are willing to defer some freedoms to save the lives of their fellow Americans. The other is individualistic and narcissistic and doesnt much care if others suer or when they wrongly wrap themselves in the ”ag and carry weapons that they are willing to point at their fellow Americans. Its not surprising MAGA hatters are narcissistic as they are support a narcissist in the White House. The MAGA ideas are deeply ”awed. When things are good they lower taxes when they mess up they are the worst kind of socialists and will shovel taxpayer money out the door to corporations in trouble. The MAGA hatters never pay for their errors instead they sti their budget busting bailout on the young to pay back. D K Punta Gorda HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY?Letters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name „ not initials. An address and telephone number must be included, but will not be published. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only one letter per person per month. Opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. Mail your letters to The Sun, Letters to the Editor, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980, or email them to letters@yoursun. com. Further questions, call 941-681-3003.PUBLISHER AND EDITOR Glen Nickerson COMMENTARY EDITOR John Hackworth


N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 PAGE 7C Trump immigration plan contradicts unemployed issueE:Trumps most recent (April20) immigration proposal will inadvertently lock out the folks who harvest our fruits and vegetables from our own farmers “elds. Whoops! Our farmers immediately and loudly objected, and Trump immediately excluded visitingŽ (immigrant) farm workers from his proposal. Trump hadearlier heaped praise on the goal of his proposed executive order ƒ to protect the jobs of our great American citizens during this dicult time,Ž he tweeted. Wait a minute. Dont we have 26 million newly unemployed workers? Yes, we do. And Trump also just invited in 3 million visitingŽ farm workers (source: NCFH). Reducing our unemployment rolls by 3 million is no small number. So, why didnt American farmers go to our own huge pool of available workers “rst and oer them the work? And why was Trump so quick throw our own unemployed under his immigration bus? ƒ protect the jobs of our great American Citizens ƒŽ Rubbish. I am sure Trump a“cionados have a logically tortured reason for this contradiction so lets hear it. M D Punta GordaIgnore critics, Trump best since RooseveltE:The letter writers try their best to be sure President Trump doesnt win re-election with their cookie cutter letters, but history will show he was the best president since Teddy Roosevelt. N H Gulf CoveCoronavirus has us all unhinged, lostE:In the modern world we are governed by a circle of yearly events. Most events are sports. We almost de“ne lives and seasons by these activities blasted across the media. The media has a fascination with anniversaries; every reporter is vying for a byline, and they repeat like a liturgy of mundanesermons in the Catholic Church. People talking without listening.Ž Current aairs ”air up, some narrative to get bylines; they put a wet “nger to the wind and jump on the band wagon, repeat an incessant mantra that becomes absolute, deviation is an anathema. It is a mob mentality until everything, no matter how absurd, becomes “xated in the American mind. It initiates a circle of inanity, a grooved path of groupthink. There are never consequences for error or lies, no matter how egregious the error or devastating the impact; no lessons are learned; we just head into the next circle of folly. These things ”air up like a giant comet and then are extinguished into oblivion as if they never happened. Now we have no sports! There is nothing to occupy the American mind. Wow! I remember; An idle mind is a Devils workshop.Ž This is dangerous. What will Americans do; where will their focus on the trivial be diverted? It is focused on the threat of coronavirus. The stars have arranged, perfectly, and the circle of events has become total hysteria. We are changed forever! Unhinged! Very few will “nd the path to freedom. X N Punta GordaAP, others not giving us the good newsE:Why are the MSM, the Associated Press, etc. not reporting about the press conference/task force brie“ngs. VP Pence, the admirals and generals, doctors and others report everyday about the progress being made concerning COVID-19? Why are they so afraid to report about things that are positive for our country? All this paper wants to do is trash Trump and his supporters. What this does is make us stronger and it stops your readers from getting any real news. T R Port CharlotteOpening up state means starting all overE:I have never written a letter to the editor before, but I need to tell you how I feel about whats going on in the world and especially Florida. I watch the news like most everyone does every night. It brings tears to my eyes to see all our heroes (“rst responders, doctors, nurses, caregiversand a lot more). We have been in the house for sixweeks(exceptto get groceries with masks on). I see that beaches and other places are going to open soon (or have opened) and I feel my time inside the house was for nothing. Im going to have to start over. We have gone too far to startagain. Please stay home and savelives. M B EnglewoodLove for Abbes warmed my heartE:Last Sunday (May 3), in the North Port strip mall, I saw a sight that warmed my heart. Abbes Donut shop, which has been a “xture here for over 30 years, was having a hard time meeting its bills; during this (pandemic). They asked all of us if we could pitch in and help. They were going to sell their doughnuts at cost to try and meet these responsibilities. The response was overwhelming. As usual, our community did its part for a neighbor. The vehicles were lined up(waiting patiently) all the way around the block to Biscayne Boulevard. This is one of the many reasons we call North Port home. A K North PortLetter writers judgment is not goodE:I would like to respond to the woman that wrote recently blaming Democrats for blocking the wonderful job DonaldTrump is doing with his presidency and the handling of the coronavirus. I think she may want to slow down on her daily dose of chloriquine, disinfectant, and blinding light as it seems to be aecting her judgment. B C EnglewoodWhere can you buy mask for your face?E:Thank you so much for printing Sundays newspaper with all the good advice from good people trying to “nd our way through all of this. I dont care who you like or what party you like. I know all the masks go to hospitals. We only get out once or twice a week, but no one around here sells masks to us older folks. Walmart sells everything, but no masks. Please, if you can print ideas for people to help us „ people young and old with something to help us like washing our hands before leaving the room. B D North PortAll retail workers should wear mask, glovesE:I need help, help to “gure out why people who are lucky enough to be working are not wearing masks. I went to Walgreens a few days ago and the cashier was not wearing glovesoramask. Walmart, half the people working have no mask or gloveson. These are businesses we all need to go to. It should be mandatory for anyone working in these businesses to wear the protective gloves and masks. Their company should be made to supply them, by law, because they touch and spread to so many people every day, possibly spreading this deadly virus. Companies, step up. These people are risking their lives every day making you money. Care enough about them to protect them and the general public. No masks or gloves, send them home for all of our protection. D B Punta Gorda Expect the unexpected. In the meantime, plan. This COVID-19 lifeinterrupting has taught us in a very personal way how fast things can change. Of course, in southwest Florida, we know how fast things can change. When Hurricane Charley was heading north in the Gulf of Mexico, toward Tampa in 2004, everyone was watching. Then Charley took an unexpected eastern turn into Charlotte County; it devastated Charlotte County, cutting o roads, electricity, and water. But for the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authoritys regional pipeline system interconnecting water supplies between Charlotte and Sarasota counties, people in Charlotte County would have been left high and dry. Literally. Since that time, weve expanded the amount of water we can safely take from the Peace River, the amount of water we have in storage, the amount of water that we can treat and we have extended pipelines interconnecting the utilities of our member governments of Charlotte, Desoto, Sarasota and Manatee counties. We had a plan. Still, the timeline from calculating the need for water to identifying and securing water is a lengthy one. Theres a lot to consider beyond the cost, though that is very important. How much we invest to acquire and develop a water source is re”ected in what customers pay, so we pay close attention. But even after our water is secure, we have to manage resources to ensure that we protect the environment. For the Authority, that includes protecting the Peace River, including Charlotte Harbor and something else most people dont think of ƒ managing the land around our reservoir. Thats why we plan. And its why we have water security. We have a 50-year permit issued by the state that allows us to take water from the Peace River, treat it, and store it for when you need it. Never again will we count the days during a drought, calculating the amount of water we have left. Never again. And, even though we have a 50-year permit, were planning for the water well need after that. So that you, your children, and your grandchildren will have the water they need. COVID-19 cant stop that. Its one thing to deliver water; its another to ensure the water is safe and aordable. And, the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority has a plan for that, too. We use state-of-the-art technology to clean the water that we supply to the utilities of our member governments. Our water supply is safe and secure. Theres no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted via water. Even so, there are thousands of employees at the Authority and in your community working hard each day to ensure that your water keeps ”owing and your wastewater is getting treated. They are at work every day, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Yesterday, today and tomorrow. Over the years, weve built a water supply system that is reliable, safe, and secure, partnering with the water management district and state for funding to make the cost aordable. No matter what else happens, you will have the water you need. And its highquality water; weve even won a statewide taste test. Water isnt sexy, but it is essential. In this complicated time with so many worries, water isnt one of them. This is National Drinking Water Week rest assured we have youcovered well into the future. Ken Doherty, is chairman of the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority and a Charlotte County commissioner.Expect the unexpected, but plan anywayWater Authority makes sure we have safe, lasting water supply KEN DOHERTYCharlotte County Commissioner Of all the things we have in common, there is nothing in anyones memory like the COVID-19 pandemic, and its disruption to our health, economy, workplaces and personal lives. While we share the hope that we never again see anything like it, lets pause to look at the good that has emerged from these troubling times. When calamity hits, we often look at our “rst responders „ the men and women who courageously serve, protect and often put their very own safety in harms way. Its with great respect that we applaud these healthcare and public safety workers who have answered the call. We deeply appreciate their personal sacri“ce and all they do to protect our local Florida communities and families alike. Wed also like to recognize and thank another group of heroes, those providing essential services to the public who may not be on the front line of the healthcare portion of the battle, but without whom wed make no ground in our eorts to contain and manage the scope of the pandemic. These are our community responders. Close to my heart, both personally and professionally, are our newspaper journalists, editors, producers and support sta members have been on top of local and statewide events to ensure you are getting the news you need in your cities and towns. Newspapers continue to provide an essential service „ the communication of relevant information „ in times of uncertainty and crisis. Paywalls for public service information relating to coronavirus issues have been dropped. It has always been the newspapers job to provide accurate, reliable and critical news about what is happeningin our communities, and it is even more important now. We are grateful for the loyalty you have shown your newspapers who strive to continue to meet your high expectations. In addition, a new class of “rst responders has emerged in these uncertain times. These are the responders serving on the frontlines of our food and products supply chains, in particular our local grocery stores. These loyal employees dutifully show up to work each day and provide needed food and other supplies for their local communities. Among those that are leading the way, heres an example from Publix who remains committed and ready to deliver products in a safe and useful manner by the installation of plexiglass shields at registers, customer service desks and pharmacies in all stores, in-store signage and public address announcements reminding customers and associates of social distancing, visual reminders of appropriate sixfoot spacing via marked lines at registers and they adjusted store hours to allow more time to conduct additional disinfection measures and restock shelves. All of this re”ects great eorts by these important community responders to protect both their customers and employees. We are all in this “ght together. We will all bene“t from these day-to-day activities by community responders and customers that promote good and best practices. It is still unclear how long we will experience these unsettling departures from everyday life. While there is still plenty of uncertainty, our hope is that one aspect will remain steady for you to all count on this new class of “rst responders, our daily, weeklynewspapers and online news sources and our retail outlets including grocery stores. The next time you are reading your daily newspaper in print or online or shopping at your local retailer or grocery store, consider taking a moment to think about the needed support and services these community respondersŽ bring to our local cities and towns. Be well. Be safe. Jim Fogler is president and CEO of the Florida Press Association.We applaud all local responders JIM FOGLERFlorida Press Association


PAGE 8C SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/CWe run birthday announcements with a photo in Sundays Sun. Email your photo, along with the name, age, and birth date, to newstips@ birthday to Madison Wright, who turns 16 on May 13. Happy birthday to Kathy Kovarik, who turned 70 on May 9. Happy birthday to Sue Hood, who will turn 75 on May 12. Happy birthday to Ian Rowbottom, who turned 60 on May 7. Happy birthday to David Silvers, who will be 66 on May 11. Happy birthday to Barbara Bagiardi, who turned 78 on May 8. Happy birthday to Linda So ron, who will be 78 on May 14. BIRTHDAYS COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSCounty mini-transfer facilities to re-openThe Charlotte County mini-transfer facilities will open Tuesday for regular hours of operation. Curbside pick-up of sharp objects and household hazardous waste has ended. The West Charlotte Mini-Transfer & Recycling Facility is located at 7070 Environmental Way in Englewood. The Mid-County Mini-Transfer & Recycling Facility is located at 19765 Kenilworth Blvd., in Port Charlotte. For information, visit and click Garbage & Recycling under Popular Links. The Center for Abuse & Rape Emergencies Reuse Store will remain closed until further notice. For information about supporting C.A.R.E., visit care” . org.Charlotte opens some sports courts, park restroomsCharlotte County tennis and pickleball courts are open for regularly scheduled hours. Basketball and other sport courts remain closed. Restrooms at county parks are now open, except restrooms at the following facilities, which are under construction: Ann and Chuck Dever Regional Park football “ eld, Harbor Heights Park, Maracaibo Kidspace Park, Centennial Park baseball “ eld, Centennial Park soccer “ eld, Rotonda Community Park, South County Regional Park baseball “ eld and South County Regional Park softball “ eld. All parks remain open for non-organized activities (no league practices or games, private functions, group activities). Recreation centers, libraries, pools, splash pads, playgrounds, picnic tables and pavilions remain closed. *The leading consumer reporting agency conducted a 16 month outdoor test of gutter guards in 2010 and recognized LeafFilter as the #1 rated professionally installed gutter guard system in America.Ž *For those who qualify. ** **One coupon per household. CSLB# 1035795 DOPL #10783658-5501 License# 7656 License# 50145 License# 41354 License# 99338 License# 128344 License# 218294 License# 603 233 977 License# 2102212986 License# 2106212946 License# 2705132153A License# LEAFFNW822JZ License# WV056912 License# WC-29998-H17 Nassau HIC License# H01067000 Registration# 176447 Registration# HIC.0649905 Registration# C127229 Registration# C127230 Registration# 366920918 Registration# PC6475 Registration# IR731804 Registration# 13VH09953900 Registration# PA069383 Suffolk HIC License# 52229-H THE LEAFFILTER SYSTEMVirgin Vinyl Micromesh Existing Gutter Hanger BEFORELeafFilter AFTERLeafFilter THE NATIONS GUTTER GUARD 1 CLOG-FREE GUTTERSOR YOUR MONEY BACKGUARANTEED! Promo Code: 285Mon-Thurs: 8am-11pm, Fri-Sat: 8am-5pm, Sun: 2pm-8pm EST 1-941-621-9629CALL US TODAY FORA FREE ESTIMATE My only regret is that I wish I had known about LeafFilter sooner.Ž…Doug L. INSTALLS ON NEW & EXISTING GUTTERS LIFETIMEWARRANTY YOUR ENTIRE LEAFFILTER PURCHASE* THE FIRST 50 CALLERS WILLRECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL15% OFFYOUR ENTIRE INSTALL!10% OFFSENIOR & MILITARY DISCOUNTSFINANCING THAT FITS 11Subject to credit Call for details.5% OFF ADDITIONALLY adno=3749434-1 Call Our Recruitment Team at 941-429-3110 or 866-463-1638 adno=3750085-1 Each week well narrow down the number of competing canines in bracket-style rounds. in Education 100% of the proceeds will go to the SUNs Newspapers in EducationŽ ProgramWe are counting the votes! adno=3750068-1Does your dog have what it takes?Round Two starts Wednesday, May 13


SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 | YOURSUN.COM | SECTION D By DEWAYNE BEVILORLANDO SENTINELChange is barreling toward Orlandos theme parks and attractions, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Adjustments will be made in many ways „ perhaps in every way „ experts and analysts say. Visitors should brace themselves for alterations, for example, in how to buy admission tickets, for spread-out seating arrangements aboard park rides and in restaurants, and in just how we wait, they say. In short, expect less touching. Attractions operators have not yet shared details on their plans. We asked “ve experts to hone in on a few particular needs that they anticipate, creating this sampler of the challenges ahead in the travel and tourism industry. DRAWING THE LINE Virtual queues, in which guests have appointed ride times instead of winding through a tedious line, wont work in current con“gurations because theres literally not enough room to put people elsewhere in the park,Ž says Brian Morrow, owner of B Morrow Productions, an Orlando-based design studio that works on projects for theme parks, resorts and museums. However, in the near future, I believe the parks will not be operating at their full capacity nor will there be demand for their full capacity,Ž he says. Then virtual queues may just be “ne because you dont have as many people to deal with.Ž The large operators already are set up to do that, he says. Current big-space queues, such as inside Fast & Furious: Supercharged at Universal Studios theme park, could be recon“gured to create staggered waiting rooms for virtual queuing. The setup for that parks Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, where folks can spread out over a wide, multiroom space, could be a model for others, he says. HELPING VISITORS FEEL SAFE But a chief concern will be ensuring that visitors feel safe, and that may mean the removal of newly discomforting elements, Morrow says. He thinks the pandemic could prompt the end of 3D attractions and their reusable glasses. Going 2D has been an industry trend anyway, he says. I think things like 3D glasses are an easy grab where people are going to go Uhhhh, Id rather not,Ž Morrow says. We know theyve been clean. Theyve been clean all along ƒ but OK, great, I dont have to put it on my face, Im ready to go.Ž Some attractions might be just as good without 3D, Morrow says. You might “nd it not coming back.Ž NOTOUCH TICKETING There should be fewer admission sales at the attractions themselves, says Curtis Parks, managing partner at Icon What post-pandemic changes should you expect at Florida theme parks? JOE BURBANK/ORLANDO SENTINELExpect to see more opens spaces in queues like the one for Fast & Furious: Supercharged at Universal Studios. Some parks could be recongured to create staggered waiting rooms for virtual queuing. JOE BURBANK/ORLANDO SENTINELDisney World and other Florida theme parks are exploring various ways to manage crowds and enforce social-distancing. Park UpdatesWalt Disney World will begin its muchanticipated reopening on May 20 with a phased opening of Disney Springs, its retail-restaurant-entertainment complex, the company announced late Thursday afternoon. The resort, including its theme parks, has been shut down since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. There will be new limitations at Disney Springs on capacity, hours of operation and parking. Universal is pausing construction of its Epic Universe theme park in Orlando. The new park was set to open in 2023, the company previously had disclosed, although Comcast CEO Brian Roberts did not say how much delaying construction would affect the projects overall timeline. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said senior Universal officials told him the project would be delayed for a year.SEE PARKS , 2D adno=3748782-1


PAGE 2D SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C Attractions, an entertainment-experience developer based in Maryland. In the industry, about 75% of tickets are purchased on property. There is going to be a large push to move everything online, have reservation-based systems at the parks,Ž he says. There is a lot of human contact in the current system, including having employees side-by-side to take payments. I think thats probably going to be whats most noticeable is that youre going to have this no-touch environment, and thats really going to reduce capacity in the parks as well,Ž he says. Talk of taking folks temperatures before they enter prob ably will come to fruition, Parks says. I think thats going to become the new bag check,Ž he says. They are going to have delays getting to the properties because these larger operators are going to do temperature screenings, not only on their employees but also the guests coming into the facility as well.Ž THE MEAL DEAL Dining may have a different vibe, at least in the short term, says AJ Wolfe, who runs the Disney Food Blog, a website independent from Walt Disney Co. I think decisionmakers are considering servers wearing masks and undergoing health screenings daily, upping the overall cleaning protocol and using disposable menus all while reducing capacity to 50% in dining rooms to encourage social distancing,Ž she says. Bu et-type restaurants could be switched to a la carte or family-style for a while, Wolfe says, but reservations could be easier to get if vacationing families are slow to return to Walt Disney World. Character dining has returned to Shanghai Disneyland, which started a phased reopening in early March with social distancing and health screenings, Wolfe says. Disney was already modifying character meet-and-greet experience for safety before the parks closed, so we may see that continue with face characters,Ž she says. COMING IN CLEAN Cleanliness and communication about that cleanliness will be important for hoteliers going forward, says Jan Freitag, senior vice president of lodging insights for STR, a company that tracks analytics regarding the global hospitality industry. Obviously, cleaning will get much more intensi“ ed, and its going to be interesting to see how hotels ƒ communicate that something happened that the guests can see,Ž he says. Is it little ” iers everywhere thats This was cleaned two hours ago or is it when you check in you got an email that says every hard surface will be cleaned every two hours?Ž Freitag asks. Keyless entry and remote check-in options should gain popularity, he says. Hotels may also consider leaving rooms empty for a couple of days after checkout and the ensuing cleaning. Larger resorts may reintroduce elevator operators to reduce the number of human “ ngers pressing the buttons, he says. Convention hotels may have clients that question the value and the safety of gathering. A group could expand beyond its usual ballroom setting to meet social distancing guidelines, or it could choose to spread out further „ inside or outside the resort. Does it make sense to put our 30 best salespeople into the same ballroom or is that too dangerous? Should we just have them ƒ connect online?Ž Freitag says. An option for hoteliers could be rethinking uses for rooms, he says. Does it make sense for hotels to say, hey, what you need is a place away from your kids with Wi-Fi thats comfortable. And guess what? We have perfect o ces for one person. They each have their own bathroom,Ž Freitag says. Can we just recon“ gure hotel rooms to be the new o ce space?Ž THE BRITISH STILL ARE COMING There is pent-up international demand for an Orlando vacation, particularly in England, says Susan Veness, author of Brits Guide to OrlandoŽ and Walt Disney World Hacks.Ž The Brits are pretty solid in their desire to have their Orlando vacation. You know, its always been one of those things they would put o remodeling the kitchen or the bathroom or “ xing the roof if it meant they couldnt have their Orlando vacation,Ž she says. And for the most part, thats still true.Ž Some British visitors have postponed their Orlando trips until October or later of this year, while others are pushing back for an entire year, she says. Americans have more of a restrained optimism,Ž Veness says. A lot are saying, Im going to wait and see.Ž Another hurdle for vacationers to get over is the thinking that bad things wont happen on vacation. There is going to have to be a dose of reality to the Magic Kingdom and all the parks,Ž she says. You have to be an active participant in your own safety.PARKSFROM PAGE 1D RICARDO RAMIREZ BUXEDA/ORLANDO SENTINELDisney World restaurant reservations might be easier to get in the future, if vacationing families are slow to return for a visit. But reservations might be more elusive if seating capacity is decreased. There is going to have to be a dose of reality to the Magic Kingdom and all the parks. You have to be an active participant in your own safety.ŽSusan Veness author of Brits Guide to OrlandoŽ and Walt Disney World Hacks.Ž SHUTTERSTOCKUniversal is pausing construction of its Epic Universe theme park in Orlando. The new park was set to open in 2023. to your SUN Newspaper subscription for only $2 a month. 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N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 PAGE 3D By AUDIOFILEBOOKTRIBEvery month, AudioFile Magazine reviewers and editors give Earphones AwardsŽ to the best new audio books „ the listens that combine blow-you-away narrations with standout writing. Here are the ones for April, so go grab your earbuds! The City We BecameŽ by N.K. Jemisin | Read by Robin Miles | Hachette Audio Robin Miles gives voice to everything New York in this fantastical celebration of the citys spirit. As the novel opens, New York City is going through a transformation „ its becoming sentient, embodied by six human avatars who represent the citys “ ve boroughs plus New York as a whole. In the midst of this fragile transition, a hostile entity from another universe is invading the city. New Yorks avatars must “ nd each other and work together to reject the alien threat. Miles goes all-in with her energizing performance, making listening a joy. ApeirogonŽ written and read by Colum McCann | Books on Tape National Book Award-winning and bestselling author Colum McCann narrates this blending of the fact and “ ction of a Palestinian and an Israeli father who both lost children to the Middle East con” ict. McCann tells this complex and heartbreaking story with compassion and empathy for people strafed by the worst thing that can happen to a parent, the loss of a child. ActressŽ written and read by Anne Enright | Recorded Books Man Booker Prize winner Anne Enrights delivery of her heartrending novel ranks with the best of author/ narrator performances. Growing up with a beautiful mother is hard for any girl, but when her mothers a famous, unpredictable actress, the psychological complexities are stunning. Written with heart and intelligence, the story will carry listeners on a deeply emotional voyage. Go, Went, GoneŽ by Jenny Erpenbeck, Translated by Susan Bernofsky | Read by Lisa Flanagan | New Directions Lisa Flanagan uses a calm tone and pace to deliver this gripping story about African immigrants in Berlin, Germany. The audiobook focuses on Richard, a retired widower and classics professor who discovers a group of African refugees staging a hunger strike. He begins an inquiry that transforms his life „ and theirs. Flanagans delivery is ideal, and her style is perfect for dialogue that, while often disconcerting, reveals the commonality of human existence. Humanology: A Scientists Guide to Our Amazing Existence by Luke ONeill | Read by Ruairi Conaghan | Bolinda Audio Narrator Ruairi Conaghan has un” appable charisma and dry wit to spare „ hes that professor you wish youd had in college. ONeill, a biochemist, has written a fascinating work that o ers insights about the nature of human existence, how weve come to survive as a species, how the concept of gender was socialized, how automation may have a positive impact on humanity and how we should just embrace death. Conaghans performance is a perfect match. Big Wonderful ThingŽ by Stephen Harrigan | Read by George Guidall | Recorded Books Narrator George Guidall bestows his abundant gifts on this sprawling audiobook on the history of Texas. His melodious tone well serves the often outsized events and unusual folklore of The Lone Star State. Author Harrigan has written a monumental paean to his state. By turns travelogue, political treatise and thoughtful guide to personalities, this audiobook leaves the listener fully satis“ ed. The Shadow KingŽ by Maaza Mengiste | Read by Robin Miles | Recorded Books Robin Miles gives a ” awless emotional narration of this superb novel, set in Ethiopia in 1974 and in 1935, on the eve of Mussolinis invasion. The story, both epic and deeply personal, is told from the point of view of a woman who is looking back on her and her countrys tumultuous past through the lens of hard-won experience. Miles makes this reminiscence an auditory treat. Something That May Shock and Discredit YouŽ written and read by Daniel Mallory Ortberg | Simon & Schuster Audio Fans of Ortberg will welcome his signature wit in this impossible-to-classify audiobook. Though newcomers may feel slightly adrift, Ortbergs narration is undeni ably pow erful. He combines memoir, Biblical exegesis and trans retellings of “ ction and myth into a book about gender and transition unlike any other. His narration is multilayered and alive. Every moment of this audiobook is a joy to listen to. Had I Known: Collected EssaysŽ by Barbara Ehrenreich | Read by Suzanne Toren | Hachette Audio Narrator Suzanne Toren does a masterful job of capturing a distinctive authorial voice in this wide-ranging essay collection. Journalist Barbara Ehrenreich has been commenting on social, political and economic life in the U.S. for more than four decades. Her work is represented here through a thematic compilation across that timespan. 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PAGE 4D SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/CTURN, TURN, TURNBY ROYCE FERGUSON / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 1969 hit for Neil Diamond6 Big dipper?9 Event at a convention center13 Southern bread17 Risk maker19 What a plastic bag might come with, nowadays20 Comics mutant21 Specks of dust22 Ad label in red and white24 What Santa does before Christmas26 They do dos27 Tempe sch.28 Invites out for29 [Let it stand]30 Pop singer Ora31 Heats33 Bête noire34 Italian pal35 Burning40 Some of the American heartland44 Belief in Buddhism and Hinduism45 Certain make-yourown-entree station47 With 86-Across, fixation problem suggested by this puzzles theme48 One hanging around the yard50 Statement that may precede Wish me luck!51 Per ____52 Arc on a musical score53 Go back (on)55 British ending56 Conventional59 Deal with60 Suffix with block61 Chinas Zhou ____62 Hound64 Some bolt holders67 Arroz ____ cubana (Cuban-style rice)70 Demerit72 Once-ubiquitous electronics outlets77 A hot one can burn you78 Stars in western movies, e.g.80 Thats my foot!!!81 Son of George and Jane Jetson82 Verbal concession84 Start to pay attention86 See 47-Across87 Sea that Jesus is said to have walked on88 Beloved members of the family89 Having a fix90 South American barbecue91 Rather eccentric94 D.C. types95 It fits a big frame, for short97 1990s Nickelodeon show about a preteen boy98 Former Saudi king102 Peninsula with seven countries106 Hosp. area107 What torcedores can skillfully do109 Hierarchical systems, so to speak111 It may spit venom112 News items often written in advance113 Beget114 Nasdaq, e.g.: Abbr.115 Things that can bounce116 Bone connected to the wrist117 Founding member of the U.N. 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Royce Ferguson, 34, is an American living in London, currently betw een jobs. He says one perk of residing in Europe is that the international edition of The New York Times prints both the Saturday and Sunday puzzles on Saturday, enabling a regular Saturd ay crossword binge.Ž He got the idea for this puzzle while on holiday in Switzerland, a nation known for its 47-Acrosses. This is Royces crossword debut. „ W.S.FOR ANSWERS TURN TO PAGE 5A NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORDNo. 503 By TED ANTHONYAP NATIONAL WRITERThe American people returned to the American streets, bit by bit, place by place. And in the spaces they shared, they found a world that appeared much the same but was, in many ways, dierent „ and changing by the day. And the people were at turns uncertain, fearful, angry, determined. As they looked to their institutions to set the tone, they wondered: What would this new world be like? The choppy re-engagement of Americans with public life over the past week, with more to come as cries to reopen the countryŽ grow, means a return to a shared realm where institutions of all types form the shape of American life. Yet can you reopen a society „ particularly a republic built on openness and public interaction „ without its physical institutions at full capacity, without public spaces available for congregation? Humans are just terri“ed of other humans right now. They just dont feel con“dent about each other,Ž says Daniel Cusick, a New York architect who has worked on public spaces for three decades. But people need a structure. They need to be told theres something greater.Ž Enter the institution,Ž a word with multiple personalities „ some truly public, some partially public, some purely commercial. All “gure in this mid-virus re-engagement. All are part of the web of public trust, and all have a tone to set. InstitutionŽ means government buildings „ post oces and courthouses and DMVs. It means town squares and public parks, churches and nursing homes and college campuses and, of course, hospitals. It can also mean skyscraper lobbies, shopping malls, hotels, big-box stores and supermarkets „ the touch points of a consumer society whose open, public operation means a society is edging toward normal. Something else unites these places. In each, the woman on the next bench, the man ahead in the checkout line, the family down the pew are suddenly potential vectors „ or potential victims. So were assessing the public realm in the way we assess a salad bar when we walk into a restaurant. That can impede a free societys functions in ways not yet fathomed. Democracy depends to a surprising extent on the availability of physical, public space, even in our allegedly digital world,Ž John R. Parkinson writes in Democracy and Public Space: The Physical Sites of Democratic Performance.Ž DIGITAL WORLDS ROLE The digital world has kept many institutions going in the United States since mid-March. It has allowed an approximation of oce life to continue. It has, along with a robust supply chain, brought to our doors some of the goods we usually go and get. But those same functions, paired with unease, could work against the return to public spaces. Technology is reshaping what it means to be in a public place,Ž says John R. Stilgoe, a historian and landscape expert at Harvard who has spent his career exploring and chronicling the landscapes where Americans move around. How do you de“ne the public realm when an enormous percentage of the American public spends the majority of its day in its pajamas?Ž Stilgoe says. Already, there are hints of what institutions and the spaces they occupy could look like. If even some come to pass, they could alter Americans relationship with the public realm. Vibrating pagers like those used at chains like Red Lobster . Already some hospitals are handing them out; instead of entering a lobby, wait in the car until you buzz. Arrows on the ground, and other physical markers to encourage and enforce distance. Imagine sidewalks with scoring every 6 feet (2 meters) so those walking could make sure theyre the human equivalent of a few car lengths behind. Or large sculptures deployed to separate people. New designs for eating places. McDonalds is already prototyping a socially distanced version of its restaurant that could be a template for fast-food spaces around the world. Checkerboard grids on the grass in parks , with people allowed to occupy one square only if those surrounding it are empty. Or time-sharing of public places: If you dont show up for your 12:15 p.m. slot at the playground, youre out of luck. Churches holding services in shifts. Ballparks and movie theaters deliberately keeping seats empty, halving attendance. A bit dystopian? Maybe. We dont want to lose our public ground. But we want to have a safe public ground,Ž says Nan Ellin, dean of the college of architecture and planning at the University of Colorado Denver. We need little hooks to get there so people can start to be with one another again in a way that feels safe.Ž ARCHITECTURE AND BEHAVIOR Architecture has always dictated behavior. In China, where controlling people is a government priority, Beijings avenues are lined with metal fences just high enough to keep people on sidewalks. The sprawling, segmented layout of Pakistans capital city was designed in part to discourage mass gatherings. But those are public spaces responding to visible threats. Retooling spaces to an invisible virus „ the crux of what American institutions face today „ is dierent. Will we wear masks in banks, where a masked man means something dierent? Will the DMV, the butt of a thousand long-line jokes, suddenly lack lines? Will we retreat to our cars, bypassing public space entirely in what Cusick calls people moving from bubble to bubble, like the Jetsons Ž? In 1943, after a German bombing of the British Parliament, Winston Churchill advocated rebuilding the House of Commons chamber exactly as it had been. He invoked the importance of the physical institution in preserving national ideals. We shape our buildings,Ž he said, and afterwards our buildings shape us.Ž As isolation ebbs, a similar question confronts Americans repopulating the public places they share. How will these places reshape society „ and how will trepidations about a post-isolation world shape them in turn? We can only go so far. No man is an island has no more truth than when were talking about the air were breathing,Ž says Marci J. Swede, dean of the school of education and health sciences at North Central College in Illinois. And its hard to be around other people when you dont have that sense of trust.Ž Ted Anthony, director of digital innovation for The Associated Press, has been writing about American culture since 1990. Returning to public spacesAs the country reopens, many wonder if interactions will ever be the same ROBERT F. BUKATY/AP FILE PHOTOIn this April 28, photo, a message is posted on the front window of the Ranging Bull Saloon, which remains closed during the coronavirus pandemic in Augusta, Maine. Humans are just terried of other humans right now. They just dont feel condent about each other.ŽDaniel Cusick New York architect who has worked on public spaces for three decades 2 0 2 0 _ 0 5 _ 1 0 _ o t d _ e n c _ 0 4 . p d f 1 0 9 M a y 2 0 2 1 : 4 7 : 3 3


N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 PAGE 5D SWEETOAREXPOPONE HASBROFEEXMANMOTES ASSEENONTVMAKESALIST HAIRSALONSASUASKSTO STETRITAPRELIMS BANEPAISANAFIRE PRAIRIEREINTACOBAR TUNNELFEEDERHEREIGO ANNUMSLURRENEGEZED STEREOTYPICTAKEADE ENLAINAGTNUTS ALADINGRADIOSHACKS MICBADGESYEOWELROY IRESIGNTUNEINVISION GALILEEPETSCURABLE ASADOSCREWYPOLS XLSHIRTDOUGFAHD ARABIAICUROLLACIGAR TOTEMPOLESACIDTONGUE OBITSSIREMKTEMAILS METAUSSRPSYELESS CROSSWORD ANSWERS FROM PAGE 4A By LISA FUTTERMANCHICAGO TRIBUNEIts a wonder tables dont break constantly in Turkey „ they tend to be so laden with breakfast dishes, I wouldnt expect them to be able to bear the weight. While weekdays tend to start with tea and simple fare at home, weekend breakfast is an all-out feast of the countrys freshest produce, expertly cured meats and a few unique bites that help de“ne Turkish breakfast as a meal that should never be missed. Known in Turkish as kahvalti „ literally before coeeŽ „ Turkish breakfast “nds its joy in the bounty of choices. Gather tomatoes, olives, cheese and honey to re-create a version of this spread at home for a fun, yet leisurely brunch option. A typical spread will be accompanied by many tulip-shaped glasses of steaming hot black tea, but thick, chocolatey Turkish coee „ which requires a ritual all its own „ is often served separately from the morning meal. Here is a Turkish breakfast roll call of delights to display at your table: A plate of sliced cucumbers and ripe tomatoes: from the garden or farmers market when in season. Olives of all colors: Explore a Middle Eastern market and look for grilled olives, a unique choice, or buttery castelvetranos. Fresh and aged cheeses: Turkey has dozens of native and local cheeses „ from beyaz peynir, a brined white cheese similar to feta, to mozzarella-like string cheese, to tulum and aged kashkaval. Breakfast is a great time to show o a selection. Yogurt: Plain or fruit-”avored „ or try ayran, the popular, lightly salted yogurt beverage. Preserves: A rainbow of chunky fruit preserves made from cherries, apricots, “gs or rose petals. Youll also need honey, pr eferably still dripping from its comb. Cream: Kaymak, a wondrous, spreadable clotted cream often made from water bualo milk. It makes butter seem obsolete (although top-quality butter is a great addition). Grape molasses: Pekmez is made from grapes and must be boiled gently to create a sweet syrup. For breakfast, it is typically served in ramekins next to pots of toasted sesame tahini. When spread together on bread, they make for the best PB&J youve never had. Hazelnut spread: Serve a plain hazelnut butter or a decadent one that contains cocoa, like Nutella. Acuka: a ”avorful spread of walnut and roasted red pepper. Fresh fruit: like “gs, apples and grapes, or whatever is in season at the market. Bread: Stacks of warm pide and other ”atbreads; simit, the sesame seed-encrusted bagel sold on every Istanbul street corner; country loaves; and savory breakfast pastries like ”aky pogaca, layered borek, acma „ a soft, ring-shaped bun topped with poppy seeds; and crisp gozleme “lled with cheese, lamb or potatoes. Then come the egg-and-meat dishes like sucuklu yumurta, which boasts sunny side-up eggs fried in a crock with sizzling sucuk, a mouthwatering beef salami spiced with fenugreek and cumin. Another popular dish features eggs scrambled with dry-cured, jerky-like meat called basturma. And then theres the classic menemen, a satisfying shakshuka-like scramble of eggs and aromatic vegetables, often seasoned with a bit of Turkish red pepper. A tradition that crosses cultural and geographic borders, kahvalti is taken daily at home, but is frequently enjoyed with friends or family at a restaurant „ like American brunch, it has become a Sunday ritual. Dining outside is common in good weather, and Istanbul hotels like the luxurious Raes put out a particularly copious spread „ Raes includes a local cook preparing gozleme to order. The recipes below oer a couple of homemade Turkish pastry options and an easy recipe for menemen, the ubiquitous egg dish presented in a cast-iron pan. Make it the centerpiece of a relaxing weekend meal, or introduce the basics to your table „ along with plenty of hot tea.Its a ritual akin to American brunch „ and its every bit as delicious E. JASON WAMBSGANS/CHICAGO TRIBUNEMenemen is a classic Turkish breakfast dish similar to Indian shakshuka. E. JASON WAMBSGANS/CHICAGO TRIBUNEA typical Turkish breakfast spread includes a bevy of cheese, olives, honey, fruits and baked goods like pogaca and gazleme. MENEMENPREP: 10 minutes COOK: 15 minutes MAKES: 6 servings2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 2 medium peppers, chopped (mild green ones like anaheims, cubanelles or banana peppers work well, but sweet red peppers work too) 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon Turkish red pepper flakes (optional) Salt and pepper to taste 6 large eggs 1. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat the oil until it shimmers. Add the onion and peppers; cook gently over medium heat until softened. 2. Add the tomatoes and seasonings; cook a bit more, 2-3 minutes. Whisk the eggs in a bowl, then add to the vegetable mixture. Cook, stirring and scraping gently with a spatula, until soft-set. Serve at once directly from the pan.NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING: 91 calories, 6 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 62 mg cholesterol, 6 g carbohydrates, 4 g sugar, 3 g protein, 28 mg sodium, 2 g fiberTurkish breakfast GOZLEMEPrep: 40 minutes Cook: 30 minutes Makes: about 6 large pastries If you cannot find yufka (it is available at Turkish grocers or online) you can use packaged filo. If you use filo, which is much thinner, be sure to thaw it well and brush it generously with melted butter in between layers before filling and folding.1 onion, finely chopped 2 cups cleaned fresh spinach, roughly chopped 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed 1 cup crumbled feta cheese 2 medium potatoes, peeled, cooked, mashed, about 2 cups Black pepper 1 package yufka (Turkish pastry leaves) 1. Combine the onion, spinach, oil and 1 teaspoon salt in a bowl; massage thoroughly with your hands to combine. Add cheese and mashed potatoes, mix well, and season with pepper and more salt to taste. 2. Lay out each sheet of yufka and cut if necessary. You are looking for sheets about the size of a standard 8 ½-by-11-inch sheet of paper, but they dont need to be perfect or even rectangular. Place a trimmed sheet on a work surface with one corner facing you. Place one-sixth of the filling in the center. Fold the corners in to create a square envelope-shaped parcel. It is OK if there is lots of dough overlap but you want one side to be flat. Repeat with remaining sheets and filling. 3. Heat a large griddle or nonstick skillet and add a splash of oil to coat the surface but not create a puddle. Add a gozleme, flat side down, and cook over medium heat until golden. Flip and brown the other side until heated through. Keep warm while you finish the remaining parcels. Serve at once.NUTRITION INFORMATION PER PASTRY: 319 calories, 13 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 22 mg cholesterol, 41 g carbohydrates, 4 g sugar, 9 g protein, 1,004 mg sodium, 2 g fiber POGACAPREP: 20 minutes COOK: 15-25 minutes MAKES: 16 buns Traditionally these breakfast buns are made with yeast, but they come together very easily and deliciously when made with a biscuitlike dough leavened with baking powder. They can be round or crescent-shaped, but always have a shiny egg glaze.Filling: ½ cup feta or white cheese, crumbled 3 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh dill or flat leaf parsley, or a combination Dough: 2 cups flour, plus more if needed 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 2 cups plain yogurt 1 cup melted unsalted butter 2 egg yolks, lightly whisked with a pinch of salt 2 tablespoons nigella seeds or sesame seeds 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cheese and herbs in a small bowl. Set aside 2. For the dough, combine 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir in the yogurt and melted butter until the dough comes together. Turn out onto a floured board; knead gently until very smooth. 3. Cut dough into 16 pieces. Roll each piece into a little ball, then flatten and make a hole in the middle. Fill with a small amount of filling. Gently pinch to close; place seam side down on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Brush generously with egg wash; sprinkle with the seeds. 4. Bake until firm and golden, 15 to 25 minutes. Serve warm or allow to cool.NUTRITION INFORMATION PER BUN: 202 calories, 14 g fat, 8 g saturated fat, 60 mg cholesterol, 15 g carbohydrates, 2 g sugar, 4 g protein, 226 mg sodium, 1 g fiber


PAGE 6D SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C WEATHER PHENOMENA BY MYLES MELLOR 1 . VTFD VILBG UH DTH UHMD FJG XLJ RBIDTHM XIK RBILGM? DTLJGHKVHFK! 2 . KLD JZTCVHQ BXZYM MVMHK SFHK KZ BZCD ZYK FO VK SFO JDDXVHQ YHMDT KLD SDFKLDT. 3 . GWY ZTPMVYGYPE NKUVZUAI. UV LMACYPUAI LWYA CMYE UG PTUA VMAYQ? LWYA GWYPYE T CTUKQ NWTAIY UA GWY LYTGWYP! 4 . BGZK LH AMSZY HM SUTLKE HGZ BZUHGZP, U APMBKZC TLKEY EMDCZK BMPC LY GULD! LOS ANGELES TIMES DAILY CROSSWORD EDITED BY RICH NORRIS AND JOYCE NICHOLS LEWIS GOREN BRIDGE WITH BOB JONES© 2020 Tribune Content Agency, LLCDEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married more than 40 years, but we have lived separately in a house and guesthouse on jointly owned property for the last 10. We split bills and communicate only when necessary via text. I am somewhat afraid of him and try to distance myself from him and his friends and family. He has been involved with multiple women and men throughout our marriage, but when I have tried to end our marriage, he has pushed me to remain. He is currently openly involved with a woman he has datedŽ for many years. Several acquaintances recently informed me that the two of them are sporting matching wedding bands. I dont really care, but I dont want any further humiliation. I feel like a sword is hanging over my head. What can I do? „ Arrangement in the E ast DEAR ARRANGEMENT: What you can do is contact an attorney. Tell the attorney exactly what you have told me „ that you and your husband havent cohabited in a decade, that he and his longtime girlfriend are purporting to be married and wearing matching wedding bands, that you want a divorce, but you are afraid of his reaction. The lawyer can guide you from there. Please dont wait. DEAR ABBY: I am a woman who has had genital herpes since I was in my 20s. Im single and in my 60s now. I have always disclosed that I have it and that I treat it daily with medication that suppresses the virus. I have never infected anyone „ Including my former husband and boyfriends. I do not have outbreaks. I am often rejected by the men I disclose this to. It is demeaning and painful and makes me feel dirty, which I am not. Im tired of it. Must I continue to disclose it? I know for sure that I am not passing it on. I havent given it to anyone in 40-plus years. „ Rejected in the South DEAR REJECTED: Tempting as it may be to fudge the truth, I think you should continue to be honest about your status. If you lie and the person you are involved with “nds your medication, the relationship will be over anyway. I dont know if you have considered this, but have you thought about dating men who also have herpes? A website that has been mentioned in my column before is If you meet someone there, you know you wont be judged. It offers a free dating service through which thousands of men and women meet. Many very nice, eligible people „ people just like you „ have herpes and live full, happy lives. DEAR READERS: I want to wish a very Happy Mothers Day to mothers everywhere „ birth mothers, adoptive and foster mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren and dual-role dads. Orchids to all of you for the love you give not only today, but also each and every day. „ LOVE, ABBY Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding.Ž Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $8 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Girlfriend shares matching rings with readers husband DEAR ABBYAdvice Columnist CRYPTOGRAMS JANRIC CLASSIC SUDOKU Fill in the blank cells using numbers 1 to 9. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and 3x3 block. Use logic and the process of elimination to solve the puzzle. The diculty level ranges from Bronze (easiest) to Silver (medium) to Gold (hardest). Rating: GOLD TRADE SCHOOLBy Paul Coulter


N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 PAGE 7D ARIES(MARCH21-APRIL19).You are not separate from the people you are trying to in”uence. If you can make yourself do a thing, you can inspire others to do the same thing. Work on you “rst. TAURUS(APRIL20-MAY20).While its true that the bull can be dangerous when angered, for the most part, the nature of cattle is docile contentment, powerfully strong and gently discerning enough to use that strength but rarely. GEMINI(MAY21-JUNE21). You live for things other than money and fun, which is why you still have a “rm footing in life when those things arent in ”owing supply. Youll be helping others this week with your solid perspective. CANCER(JUNE22-JULY22).Friendliness and respect disarm people. Whereas confrontation usually escalates the con”ict. Both approaches get to peace eventually. The question is: At what cost? LEO(JULY23-AUG.22).Remind yourself about whats within your in”uence these days. Its a lot, but its maybe not what youre focusing on. Worrying is a symptom of needing to delineate between circumstances that are and are not within your control. VIRGO(AUG.23-SEPT.22).When youre around easygoing people, their attitude rubs o on you. This is true even virtually. If your social media feeds are not “lled with like minds, now is the time to change that. LIBRA(SEPT.23-OCT.23).Danger sometimes feels like an attraction, especially to those who intimately know the rush of internal chemistry that comes from successfully riding on the razors edge of risk. SCORPIO(OCT.24-NOV.21).There are those who can be trusted to spread the word quickly. Instead of thinking of them as gossips, consider them your broadcasters and give them the information you want everyone to know. SAGITTARIUS(NOV.22-DEC. 21). You have a reputation for being nice, good and fair. But life isnt always so clear cut. Sometimes, the gentle approach is neither expedient nor eective. A swift, decisive move will be kind. CAPRICORN(DEC.22-JAN. 19).Its so much easier to improve your skills when you accept that youre going to make mistakes, look foolish and fall down a few times before you eventually get the hang of it. AQUARIUS(JAN.20-FEB.18).Consider carefully how hard you should be working. While working hard means youre strong, working too hard is an indication of not setting yourself up well with enough support. PISCES(FEB.19-MARCH20).Policing the behavior of others can be an endless and thankless vigil that certainly doesnt help your popularity. Accept them as they are and feel yourself grow lighter. TODAYSBIRTHDAY(MAY 10). You are good at so many things and equally passionate in many directions. It can be a real challenge to focus when you have so many strings to your bow! Thats why the cosmic gift of incredible laser focus is so useful to you this year. Youll choose one thing and work on it for several months, earning due rewards. Leo and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 10 , 3 , 33 and 45. HOROSCOPEDEAR READERS: With everything that is going on in our lives these days, household cleaning can get left behind. But if clutter is becoming overwhelming, use my “ve-point plan to get it under control „ fast. Here it is: Spend just “ve minutes or tackle only “ve items at one time. You will be amazed at how much you can get done. Heres a guide for each key room in your home: BATHROOM 1. Wipe off counter and sink. 2. Clean out only one drawer. 3. Wipe the mirror clean. 4. Throw out outdated makeup items or medicines. 5. Clean the toilet. BEDROOM 1. Dust under the bed. 2. Do a quick clean. 3. Sort out one drawer. 4. Straighten the top of the dresser. 5. Throw out papers or magazines. KITCHEN 1. Wipe down just one shelf. 2. Clean the top of the refrigerator. 3. Wash the ”oor. 4. Empty the trash. 5. Throw out “ve things from a kitchen drawer. LIVING ROOM 1. Do a quick dusting of the tops of surfaces. 2. Straighten and clean coffee tables. 3. Pick up and store hats, backpacks and shoes. 4. Vacuum the sofa or a chair. 5. Organize a shelf. „ Heloise DEAR READERS: We use our computers so much that they do get dirty. And we eat and drink around them too, which we shouldnt do! So when you notice that the keys look dirty or feel sticky, its time to clean them. First, disconnect the keyboard and then take these steps. (This also applies to other computer keyboards that are not detached.) Turn the keyboard upside down and shake it carefully to dislodge gunk or crumbs that may be suck in between the keys. Use a soft, small, clean brush for extra cleaning. If keys are sticky, lightly dampen a cloth with water to take off any surface grime. Allow it to dry completely before reconnecting to the computer. „ Heloise DEAR READERS: If you have been outside, you may come into contact with tree sap. If you do, take off your garment right away. Check the care label. Then, for getting the sap off washable clothing, use either of these cleaning methods: Buy a stain remover with drycleaning solvent. Test the fabric “rst for colorfastness. Place the sap-stained area face down on paper towels. Carefully squirt the solvent on the backside of the stain and press with another cloth to push through. Then let air-dry. Or mix powdered laundry detergent (no bleach) with water to create a paste and apply to the stained area. Let the mixture stay on the fabric for 30 minutes and then wash as you normally do. „ Heloise DEAR HELOISE: We just got a waf”e iron, and my children love to eat waf”es for lunch or for dinner with chicken. I want to know how to clean it and keep the waf”e iron in top shape. What should I do? „Bethany in Louisiana DEAR BETHANY: Season a new waf”e iron before you use it. Grease with unsalted fat and then preheat. Wipe completely with a paper towel before pouring the batter. Grease can accumulate on the grids. To remove, soak a paper towel with non-sudsing ammonia and put over the grids and leave on overnight. Rinse off the next day. When making waf”es, they will turn out better if you allow the batter to stand for 5 to 10 minutes before pouring into the grids. „ HeloiseA simple “ve-point plan for busting overwhelming clutter HINTS FROMHELOISEAdvice Columnist KEN KEN THE LOGIC PUZZLE THATMAKESYOU SMARTER must contain the numbers 1 through 4 (easy) or 1 through 6 (challenging) without repeating. heavily outlined boxes, called cages, must combine using the given operation (in any order) to produce the target numbers in the top-left corners. cages with the number in the top-left corner.©2020 KenKen Puzzle LLCwww.kenken.comKenKen is a registered trademark of KenKen Puzzle LLC. ©2020 KenKen Puzzle LLC. All rights reserved. Dist. by Andrews McMeel Sy ndication5-10-20©2020 KenKen Puzzle LLCwww.kenken.comTODAYSANSWERS 7 LITTLEWORDS JUMBLE BY DAVIDL. HOYT AND JEFFKNUREL1. What would be the best and fun clothes for clouds? Thunderwear! 2. The forming cloud didnt want to come out as it was feeling under the weather. 3. The barometers climbing. Im wondering when does it rain money? When theres a daily change in the weather! 4. When it comes to making the weather, a crowned kings golden word is hail! PUZZLEANSWERS LOS ANGELES TIMES DAILY CROSSWORD JUMBLE CRYPTOGRAMS Saturdays Challenger Answers CHALLENGER EASYCHALLENGING Add to your SUN Newspaper Subscription for only $2 a month. Do you know whats on TV tonight? We do!Call 941.206.1300 today to stay tuned.


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MAY 10, 2020AN EDITION OF THE SUN YOURSUN.COMHOW HOUSEPLANTS HELP US FEEL BETTERSEE 4F By LEANNE ITALIEASSOCIATED PRESSTreats made and delivered by neighbors. Fresh garden plantings dug from a safe 6 feet away. Trips around the world set up room-to-room at home. Mothers Day this year is a mix of love and extra imagination as families do without their usual brunches and huggy meet-ups.As the pandemic persists in keeping families indoors or a safe social distance apart, online searches have increased for creative ways to still make moms feel special. Absent help from schools and babysitters, uninitiated dads are on homemade craft duty with the kids. Other loved ones are navigating around no-visitor rules at hospitals and senior-living facilities. Some medical facilities are pitching in by collecting voice and video recordings from locked-out relatives when patients are unable to manage the technology on their own. In suburban St. Louis, Steve Turner and his family hope to FaceTime with his 96-year-old mother, Beverly, but they plan something more, too. Her birthday coincides with Mothers Day this year. Were going to create a big Mothers Day-birthday banner signed by the kids and grandkids who live here,Ž Turner said. She loves butter” ies and well draw some on. Were working with the home to “ nd a place where we can stand outside a window so she can see us.Ž Anna Francese Gass in New Canaan, Connecticut, is hunkered down with her husband and three children and will enjoy her usual Mothers Day breakfast in bed of rubbery eggs, slightly burnt toast and VERY milky co ee. But the day wont include her own mom, who lives nearby. I ordered a bunch of da odil and tulip bulbs online, and me and the kids are planning to plant them in her ” owerbed. She can supervise from the window. I just know it will put a huge smile on her face,Ž Francese Gass said. In Alameda, California, 23-yearold Zaria Zinn is sheltering at home with her parents and younger sister. Knowing how much their mother loves and misses traveling, theyre turning their house and neighborhood into a trip around the world with help from decorations and virtual tours online. We made a DIY passport for her and were creating stamps for each location,Ž she said. Their itinerary: Machu Picchu, Paris and Iceland, with some DIY spa time and a Hollywood-style movie night. Making the most of Mothers Day in isolation is top of mind for Google search users. The company said the term Mothers Day gifts during quarantineŽ recently spiked by 600% in the U.S. Among Pinterests 335 million users, searches for Mothers Day at homeŽ have jumped by 2,971%, the company said. In Rochester, New York, Melissa Mueller-Douglas and her 7-year-old daughter, Nurah, had planned to get together with mom and daughter friends at a hotel for a Mothers Day sleepover. When it was canceled because of the pandemic, they got busy on Pinterest searching for ideas to bring the party home, just the two of them. They have eye masks with rhinestones to decorate, thread for mother-daughter bracelets, instant “ lm for a photo shoot and a chocolate fountain purchased at Walmart. Dad and Nurahs 3-year-old brother will paint together downstairs after a mom-son bike ride earlier in the day. Weve repurposed a shimmery tablecloth and made giant ” owers out of tissue paper for a photo shoot backdrop. Well be creating a secret handshake and writing in top secret journals to each other,Ž MuellerDouglas said. Were calling it The Best Day Ever Slumber Party.Ž Kayla Hockman, 26, in Los Angeles has been worried about her 77-year-old grandmother in Fontana, California, about 50 miles away. Usually, she and her sister treat her and their mom to brunch or an adventure out. My grandmas been quite depressed lately since she hasnt left her house in two months, and shes slowly losing hope,Ž Hockman said. She and my grandpa have a lot of problems with walking now. This whole thing of not being able to see anyone has been really taking a hard toll on them.Ž To cheer her up, theyre planning a party on her lawn. Its going to be a surprise pop-up Mothers Day brunch with momosas and painting,Ž Hockman said. Were going to set it up for all of us to paint a sun” ower, her absolute favorite. Shell paint on her porch and well be on the lawn, all 6 feet apart.Ž Willie Greer in Memphis thought food, enlisting the help of a neighbor to make his moms recipe for pecan pie and deliver it to her in Dallas to brighten her isolation Mothers Day. He said the neighbor was happy to do it after he sent her the recipe. My siblings and I will also create a thank you video for mom. Since we cant all be together, each of us will record a short message and at the end well all sing A Mothers Love by Gena Hill,Ž he said. Im pretty sure this is the part where my mom cries her eyes out.Ž These days, virtual experiences are all we have, so Lisa Hill in Portland, Oregon, decided to embrace that notion for her 79-yearold mom in Stuart, Florida, after she met a cooking instructor while volunteering to prepare meals at a shelter. Hill has been cooking alongside Lauren Chandler, who has taken her usual in-home cooking sessions online with a twist: Shes throwing in a free 45-minute session for clients to donate. I feel so far away from her. I cant cook for her. I cant visit,Ž Hill said. Shes nervous about everything going on right now and it will be a good social interaction.ŽMothers Day social-distance style requires imagination mixed with love AP PHOTOSSteve Turner and his sisters, Carla Paull and Lisa Fishman, hold up a Mothers Day banner emblazoned with images of their mom, Beverly Turner, in front of her assisted living facility in Ladue, Missouri. They were practicingŽ how their Mothers Day surprise will look o n the holiday as their mother peers down from a window. Isolation due to the coronavirus outbreak has led mothers and o spring to nd creative ways to celebrate. This undated photo shows Melissa Mueller-Douglas and her 7-year-old daughter, Nurah, at their home in Rochester, New York. with some of the items they plan to use for a Mothers Day sleepover. Isolation due to the coronavirus outbreak has led mothers and o spring to nd creative ways to celebrate. Getting creative from afar


PAGE 2F SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C President Michael Beatty Publisher Glen Nickerson Features Editor Linda Gillis 941-206-1470 Feeling Fit Editor Marie Merchant 941-206-1135 Regional Ad Director Omar Zucco 941-205-6411 Multimedia Marketing Consultant Tracey Cox 941-205-6410Deadlines: Support groups and news briefs are published as space permits. To be included, send the information to feelingfit@sun-herald. com. Deadlines for listings are the Monday prior to publication.Feeling fit By ERIC SCHMOLDTTHE JANESVILLE GAZETTEAdam Riley decided he was going to run a marathon before he turned 40 years old. Nothing „ not even the coronavirus pandemic „ could stop him. Riley had signed up to run the Milwaukee Marathon in Wisconsin on April 11. But like almost every other sporting event around the world, the races „ a half-marathon and 5K were also on the docket „ were canceled.Like many other big races, Milwaukee Marathon organizers announced runners could complete their race virtually.Ž They sent participants their race numbers, shirts and medals and encouraged them to run their races any time they could near their homes or even on treadmills. Even before any of that was announced, Riley had already determined he was still going to run his 26.2 miles. I was really trying to do it before I turn 40 in August,Ž he told The Janesville Gazette. So I couldnt wait until October or something for maybe a di erent race. I had to get it done.Ž Riley, who said he has run half-marathons and other shorter distances in the past, mapped out a course. From his house, he would run east on Ruger Avenue out to Wuthering Hills Drive „ a stretch of about 2.6 miles „ and back. Five trips back and forth would get him to 26.2 miles. He did not exactly make it easy on himself. The course featured a couple prominent hills that took their toll. Riley said he told a friend or two about his plan but mostly kept it quiet. I was just going to do it on my own,Ž he said. Because what if I didnt “ nish?Ž However, word traveled fast among his friends, and they rallied to root him on along his route. Some, including his friend and business partner, Jake Bussie, of Alkali Tattoo, set up aid stations with Powerade, water and oranges. Others blared encouraging music or ran alongside him for shorter stretches. It was all a surprise,Ž Riley said. I was expecting to do this alone, so the front stoop of my house was my aid station. But then I wound up having a few of them.Ž Any remaining sting from the actual event being canceled was numbed by the support Riley got locally. I was bummed when I got word that they were canceling it,Ž Riley said. Because I was like, when am I going to do this? I had a ticking clock. But because of this surprise turnout, this is 10-fold what I wouldve expected in Milwaukee. Any other marathon now would pr obably f all short.Ž Riley said he will likely stick to half marathon races moving forward. But on that Saturday, COVID-19 be damned, he got his 26.2 miles in the books. And long before his 40th birthday. Wearing his green Milwaukee Marathon shirt and race number 334, Riley completed his “ fth and “ nal Ruger circuit at around 1:30 p.m. to the cheers of about a dozen socially distanced fans and neighbors. He promptly walked inside and slipped his race medal around his neck and returned to his front yard. This was a good sendo to my 30s. ... Tested my mettle a little bit,Ž Riley said. And now itll probably be PBRs and ice for the rest of the day.ŽNothing could stop him from completing marathon by 40 SHUTTERSTOCK Fish with lemon sauce is quick and simple.Common ingredients can transform into many scrumptious dishesDuring these trying times, while having to stay at home more than we expected, we are also presented with some positive opportunities, such as getting more rest, improving our diets and trying new recipes. Many readers have cheerfully commented that they have found a new joy in cooking healthier fare. Preparing nutritious meals at home can be quick and easy. Inexpensive common ingredients are transformed into countless scrumptious dishes. Minimizing time and labor strategies include choosing simple recipes with few ingredients and a limited number of steps. E ciency is also achieved by simultaneously performing several steps, (while keeping our master-distracter cellphones turned o ) For example, to make a whole grain (or gluten-free) pasta salad, mix the dressing (in one minute) in a medium bowl and prepare the veggies, all while the pasta is cooking (in eight minutes), drained and cools a bit. Then add the pasta and chopped veggies to the dressing. Fish can be poached (cooked in a small amount of water) in 15 minutes, with numerous seasoning options. This method is faster and in“ nitely healthier than frying. Greek-style lentil salad is another quick-“ x winner. Cooking double the amount of lentils the recipe calls for, and you have lentils ready for a di erent side dish or as a part of a meatless-day meal. The same can be done with other basic ingredients that are building blocks for time-saving meals. A baked (microwaved) sweet potato, enjoyed with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil, is another one of your gazillion choices. Avoid recipes which call for using electronic devices. These miracle time-saversŽ are the brain children of engineers who have never cooked or washed dishes. The gadgets require a great deal of time to take apart, wash, dry, re-assemble and put away. Here are some fabulicious recipes, bursting with ” avor and brimming with nutrition. Judy E. Buss is a syndicated food/ health columnist, blogger for the American Holistic Health Association, nutritional cooking instructor and speaker. SPRING PASTA(Make in advance and refrigerate)2 SERVINGS½ cup f rozen raw peas, thawed 1‡ cups uncooked whole grain corkscrewshaped pasta 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small tomato, chopped 7 pimento-stuffed green olives, chopped 1 green onion, thinly sliced Fill large saucepan with 2/3 water. Add 1 tablespoon oil and bring to a boil. Add pasta, cover, reduce heat and cook pasta 8 to 10 minutes, mixing once. Drain. Let cool. Meanwhile, in large bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Add all other ingredients and mix well. When the pasta is done and cooled, mix it with the veggies.KALE WITH SMOKED CHEESE2 SERVINGS4 large kale leaves or equivalent 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tablespoons lemon juice ¼ teaspoon salt ‡ cup grated smoked cheddar or Gruyere cheese Note: For better quality and flavor, always buy a brick of the cheese you need and grate the amount necessary for the recipe. Prepare a steamer pot. Wash kale, drain, and remove stems. Reserve these valuable stems for another use, (soup, stew, or thinly sliced in a raw vegetable salad.) Tear each leaf into three pieces, and place in steamer. Steam kale about 10 minutes, until leaves are wilted. Do not overcook. When kale is done, drain and set aside. Heat oil in skillet. Add garlic and cook uncovered 30 seconds on medium heat, stirring constantly. Mix in lemon juice and salt. Reduce heat to medium-low and using a pair of tongs, add kale to garlic mixture then mix gently with a spoon. Cook 2 minutes to heat through. Place kale on serving plates and top with the grated cheese. QUICKFIX FISH IN LEMON SAUCEPer serving: 4 ounces tilapia or catfish fillet Finely grated rind of ½ lemon 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 clove garlic, finely grated 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Rinse fish and place in skillet skin-side-down. Wash hands. Add 1/4 inch deep water. The water should not cover fish. In a cup, mix lemon rind, juice, garlic, oil, salt, and pepper. Drizzle the lemon sauce over the fish and evenly spread with the back of spoon. Cover and bring to gentle boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, and cook until fork-tested fish is tender at its thickest part, about 15 minutes. 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N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 PAGE 3F By CHRISTI CARRASLOS ANGELES TIMESHelping others is in Tom Hanks blood „ literally. On Wednesday, the screen icon shared on social media some up-close photos of his plasma, which he donated to coronavirus relief e orts earlier this month after beating COVID-19. Heres last weeks bag of plasma,Ž the A Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodŽ star tweeted along with snaps of his blood contents. Such a bag! After the paperwork, its as easy as taking a nap.Ž Hanks also included a shout-out to UCLA, as well as infectious-disease epidemiologist Anne Rimoin, who serves as a public health professor and director of the Center for Global and Immigrant Health at the university. Last week, the actor put out a call to action on Twitter to donate to the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and David Ge en School of Medicines COVID-19 rapid response initiative, which aims to provide regular testing, antibody screening and mental health support for “ rst responders and health care workers across Los Angeles. Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, recently returned home to L.A. after being quarantined for weeks in Australia after testing positive for the disease in March. The Hollywood power couple have been keeping the public updated throughout their coronavirus journey, from receiving their diagnoses to recording rap remixes and hosting Saturday Night LiveŽ from home. The Toy StoryŽ actor is one of a handful of famous COVID-19 survivors looking to give back in recovery. Last week, Hawaii Five-0Ž alum Daniel Dae Kim also shared a photo of himself donating his plasma, and CNN anchors Brooke Baldwin and Chris Cuomo have expressed a desire to give blood, as well, after winning their battles with the disease. Tom Hanks donates his plasmaAP PHOTOTom Hanks said donating plasma is as easy as taking a nap.Ž By LEANNE ITALIEASSOCIATED PRESSAmy Love had to leave the Memphis hospital where she brings music to severely ill children „ she and other support sta couldnt take the risk of spreading COVID-19 to these frail patients. But she was determined: The music must not stop. So her house became a recording studio, and Love, fellow music therapist Celeste Douglas and intern Abigail Parrish became video stars for kids at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital who feed on their energy, their melodies, their love. Lets get moving!Ž Love cries, as she sits cross-legged on a blanket in her backyard. They play guitars and little drums, shakers and tambourines, and Loves dog joins in on the fun „ even as a lawn-mowing neighbor seems a bit puzzled. Were really excited to be with you today, even if we cant be there in person,Ž Douglas tells their early childhood group from afar. No instruments? No problem. Love urges their viewers: Just move around with us!Ž The familiar tunes they choose to help the kids with “ ne and gross motor skills, body awareness and other trouble areas theyd usually take on in the hospital include If Youre Happy and You Know ItŽ and Old MacDonald Had a Farm.Ž For older patients, Love left behind some ukuleles with easy instructions and song selections from Twenty One Pilots and Selena Gomez. Entertainer Danny Thomas opened the pediatric treatment and research hospital for children with catastrophic diseases in 1962. Care is free for all. Since many of the patients are immune de“ cient, Love and other support sta are working remotely. The hospitals two resident therapy dogs are on hiatus o campus, as well. What were doing is “ nding new ways to support our kiddos and keep them safe at the same time,Ž Love said. In the hospital, the team holds the early childhood music group once a week for kids up to 3 years old. Thats one thing Ive really missed,Ž Love said. Wed all get together and play tons of music and were super loud.Ž Switching gears was a bit of a learning curve, she said. Like the ukuleles. Asking kids to teach themselves the instrument could have gone either way, but Love was optimistic. Its a really easy instrument to feel really successful with,Ž she said. You can mark up di erent parts of the ukulele and play it pretty easy. Even with one “ nger you can be successful and play a chord.Ž Love cant wait for the day she can return to the hospital. In the meantime, she has a mission. Music is not canceled,Ž she said. Were going to continue playing music until we can all get back together again.ŽSt. Jude music therapists organize backyard jams for kids AP PHOTOMusic therapists for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, from left, Celeste Douglas, intern Abigail Parrish and Amy Love record a session in Loves backyard in Memphis, Tennessee. The group uploads their weekly sessions to YouTube so patients can continue receiving bedside music therapy. Call your doctors o ffice or (844) CALL-MPG to request an in-office visit or a virtual visit today. We are taking every precaution to safeguard your health: COVID-19 Evaluation & Testing ServicesScreening Patients & Limiting VisitorsCleaning & Disinfecting Offering Curbside Lab Service Using Smart SchedulingŽOffering Online Check-InConnecting You with Your Millennium Healthcare Provider Through our Telehealth Service MPG Connect. 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PAGE 4F SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C By MANDI EMGREATIST.COMAs modern accessories go, houseplants are not only beloved because of the way they can spruce up a room but also for the way they bene“t our mental health. They can brighten our spaces, freshen the air and provide a mirror into how were doing on the inside. In fact, theyre a great reminder of when, and how, to take care of ourselves. When the daily grind has us often feeling cut o from the natural world, houseplants can help “ll the void. We spoke to folks in dierent plant communities about the personal wellness bene“ts theyve reaped from plant parenting. THEY PROMOTE MINDFULNESS Theres something really Zen about potting plants or gardening in general. Forces you to be present in the moment and not being anxious about “ve million other things.Ž „ Mary Marcella Houseplant ownership doesnt just beautify your space, tending to them can have an immensely calming eect as you get lost in the moments of providing them care. This is an example of mindfulness, a very helpful practice for coping with stress and anxiety. A study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that participants who took part in a planting task felt calmer, more comfortable, and more relaxed than those who completed a tech-related task. THEY REMIND YOU TO KEEP MOVING When I get in a funk, I use the plants to help me out of it. Ill check on them if theres any dead leaves, dryness, need of watering, and move around to get some sun, etc. This little bit of caring for something else (and who isnt talking back to me) helps me clear my head and restart my day.Ž „ Rachel Able Dierent plants have dierent needs, and caring for them means learning their little peculiarities. This means that you may “nd yourself puttering around, “xating on how to give them light so they grow evenly (as you should do with Pilea Peperomioides), misting them (as you may do with some palms) and dusting their leaves. THEY PROVIDE LOW EXPECTATIONŽ COMPANIONSHIP I could talk to them. Tell them everything that was going through my crazy brain. They were great listeners. They never sounded judgy, they never tried to tell me what I was feeling wasnt real, they never pushed me beyond where I was comfortable being pushed.Ž „ Kriss Judd Although we know to reach out to our friends and family when times are tough, sometimes its nice to have a companion that isnt expecting a conversation or a giveand-take interaction. In fact, there have been reports of doctors prescribingŽ houseplants and participation in communal gardens to improve individual well-being. THEY SHOW YOU THE IMPORTANCE OF THE LITTLE THINGS They ground me, the process of watering them, taking care of them, and smelling the wet dirt. Every Time! Instantly grounded.Ž „ Sheri Deering Modern life can be a lot of stress, emotional chaos, and rushing here and there. Although gardening has been shown to restore mood, additional studies have also shown that even tiny doses of nature in our everyday lives can have big bene“ts for our happiness and well-being. Taking care of your plant babies is a great way to focus on the little things to ground yourself. Such small actions can provide big relief from the hectic energy of the daily grind. THEYRE BEAUTIFUL AND THAT MAKES US HAPPY One thing I do is make sure there are pots of ”owers on my front step because coming home to a pop of living color makes me feel happy to be home.Ž „ Victoria Fedden Just as we decorate our spaces with comforting touches like family photos and knickknacks, plants play a similar role in making our homes more beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. This is an incredibly welcome and comforting reality of plant ownership that can help your space feel more joyful. Even science con“rms a pop of color from houseplants can evoke various positive eects on your mood. THEY CAN TEACH YOU HOW TO LET GO When my oldest went o to college, I bought myself a new plant. Within 6 months, I had 75. When they die I feel quite sad, tell them Im sorry I couldnt save them and thank them for the joy they brought my family.Ž „ Teresa Bond Not all plants survive, this can be for a variety of reasons. Maybe it was human error, or maybe they just didnt have the right conditions to thrive. Having houseplants can teach us to let go, and realize that sometimes things just dont pull together for success as nicely as we wish they would. And thats OK. THEY REMIND US OF OUR LINK TO NATURE Home isnt home without life bursting at every seam. Every plant tells a story, talks to other plants, has a life cycle, experiences hardship, and learns to pull through with support of others, like me.Ž „ Rachel Hunsell When youre stuck in the ebb and ”ow of life, it can be really hard to keep perspective on lifes seasons, and how theyre not all the same. Sometimes keeping plants can help you appreciate how our lives and internal states can mimic nature: sometimes struggling, not always blooming, but always valid. With the cycles of life on display, its easier to trap into the wisdom of how you view life. THEY CAN BE A SOCIAL ICEBREAKER When people come over to my house, they almost always comment on my plants. Im a super awkward conversationalist with people Im not yet close to, so its really helpful to have the plants to chitchat about to get us going.Ž „ Kristen Mae Although we are more connected than ever with the internet and social media, for some of us, truly connecting in person can be a challenge. One thing about plant people is that they absolutely love “nding one of their own in the wild, and plants can be a simple default conversation starter that feels safe and secure. THEY MIRROR OUR PROGRESS I could never keep house plants alive. When I “nally confronted some past trauma and really dealt with some mental health issues, suddenly I could keep a dozen house plants alive and thriving!Ž „ Cameron Chapman Were all a part of nature, and although many of us live in cities and can feel cut o from it, plants show us just how connected we all are. Consider it coincidental or strangely but often in houseplant-loving groups (such as Houseplant Hobbyist on Facebook), plant people tend to notice how their plants mimic their internal nature. THEY SHOW US OUR ACTIONS HAVE POWER Having to take care of (them) and seeing genuine results from your own actions is really healthyƒ Real responsibilities (but just a lot less high stakes) but it also shows real results to my actions, which I think is the biggest bene“t.Ž „ Kate Wasacz If youre feeling down, it can sometimes feel like there are many forces outside of your control wreaking havoc on your life. Taking care of plants can provide us with some perspective that we do have some control, and that our actions matter. THEY REMIND US WE ALSO NEED CARE It sounds crazy, but a lot of times watching a plant wilt because I maybe forgot to water for a couple of days is a good reminder that I need to also take care of myself. I might not be physically wilting the way a plant does, but I de“nitely feel like something is lacking when I neglect to nurture myself.Ž „ Kristen Mae By far the best part of plant ownership is how it gives us a little glimpse into how were handling our own responsibilities. If your plants arent thriving due to your care, its prob ably a good time to look at the rest of your life as well. The truth is, you cant just “ll your house with plants and call it a day. Working toward improved mental health is a process that deserves your care and attention. HOW TO BE YOUR OWN PLANT PARENT If caring for plants makes you feel all grown up, then relearning to care for yourself will make you an adulting master. Luckily, we share some of the same requirements to thrive that plants do. Here are some self-care tips that work for plants and humans alike: € Stay hydrated. € Get lots of fresh air and sunlight. € Make sure youre getting the proper nutrients. € Talk nicely about, and to, yourself. € Know that its possible to perk up after you wilt. € Give yourself the right conditions to thrive. € Cut o dead weightŽ thats bringing you down. € Tidy up your environment. € Allow yourself to have seasons.Ž € If something isnt working, troubleshoot.How plants bring joy and control to our brains during chaos SHUTTERSTOCK Medical $3000 Sign on BONUS For Full Time Positions!NURSES and CNAs All Shifts, Full Time & PRNSOLARIS HEALTHCARE Apply: Arcadia Medical Associates seeks INTERNAL MEDICINE PHYSICIAN to work in Arcadia, Wauchula, and Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Must have M.D. or foreign degree equivalent with ECFMG certification, have completed 3 years of Internal Medicine Residency training, and have a valid Florida medical license. Reply with resume to Jennifer N. 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N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 PAGE 5F By NIEMA MOSHIRIUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGOWhen you hear the term evolutionary tree,Ž you may think of Charles Darwin and the study of the relationships between dierent species over the span of millions of years. While the concept of an evolutionary treeŽ originated in Darwins On the Origin of Species,Ž one can apply this concept to anything that evolves, including viruses. Scientists can study the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 to learn more about how the genes of the virus function. It is also useful to make inferences about the spread of the virus around the world, and what type of vaccine may be most eective. I am a bioinformatician who studies the relationships between epidemics and viral evolution, and I am among the many researchers now studying the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 because it can help researchers and public health ocials track the spread of the virus over time. What we are “nding is that the SARS-CoV-2 virus appears to be mutating more slowly than the seasonal ”u which may allow scientists to develop a vaccine. HOW DO SEQUENCES EVOLVE? Viruses evolve by mutating. That is, there are changes in their genetic code over time. The way it happens is a little like that game of telephone. Amy is the “rst player, and her word is CAT.Ž She whispers her word to Ben, who accidentally hears MAT.Ž Ben whispers his word to Carlos, who hears MAD.Ž As the game of telephone goes on, the word will transform further and further away from its original form. We can think of a biological genetic material as a sequence of letters, and over time, sequences mutate: The letters of the sequence can change. Scientists have developed various models of sequence evolution to help them study how mutations occur over time. Much like our game of telephone, the genome sequence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus changes over time: Mutations occur randomly, and any changes that occur in a given virus will be inherited by all copies of the next generation. Then, much as we could try to decode how CATŽ became MAD,Ž scientists can use models on genetic evolution to try to determine the most likely evolutionary history of the virus. HOW CAN WE APPLY THIS TO SIMILAR VIRUSES? DNA sequencing is the process of experimentally “nding the sequence of nucleotides (A, C, G and T) „ the chemical building blocks of genes „ of a piece of DNA. DNA sequencing is largely used to study human diseases and genetics, but in recent years, sequencing has become a routine part of viral point of care, and as sequencing becomes cheaper and cheaper, viral sequencing will become even more frequent as time progresses. RNA is a molecule similar to DNA, and it is essentially a temporary copy of a short segment of DNA. Speci“cally, in the central dogma of biology, DNA is transcribed into RNA. SARS-CoV-2 is an RNA virus, meaning our DNA sequencing technologies cannot directly decode its sequence. However, scientists can “rst reverse transcribe the RNA of the virus into complementary DNA (or cDNA), which can then be sequenced. Given a collection of viral genome sequences, we can use our models of sequence evolution to predict the viruss history, and we can use this to answer questions like, How fast do mutations occur?Ž or Where in the genome do mutations occur?Ž Knowing which genes are mutating frequently can be useful in drug design. Tracking how viruses have changed in a location can also answer questions like, How many separate outbreaks exist in my community?Ž This type of information can help public health ocials contain the spread of the virus. For COVID-19, there has been a global initiative to share viral genomes with all scientists. Given a collection of sequences with sample dates, scientists can infer the evolutionary history of the samples in real-time and use the information to infer the history of transmissions. One such initiative is Nextstrain, an open-source project that provides users real-time reports of the spread of seasonal in”uenza, Ebola and many other infectious diseases. Most recently, it has been spearheading the evolutionary tracking of COVID-19 by providing a real-time analysis as well as a situation report meant to be readable by the general public. Further, the project enables the global population to bene“t from its eorts by translating the situation report to many other languages. As the amount of available information gr ows, scientists need faster tools to be able to crunch the numbers. My lab at UC San Diego, in collaboration with the System Energy Eciency (SEE) Lab led by Professor Tajana —imunic Rosing, is working to create new algorithms, software tools and computer hardware to make the real-time analysis of the COVID-19 epidemic more feasible. WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED ABOUT THE EPIDEMIC? Based on current data, it seems as though SARSCoV-2 mutates much more slowly than the seasonal ”u. Speci“cally, SARS-CoV-2 seems to have a mutation rate of less than 25 mutations per year, whereas the seasonal ”u has a mutation rate of almost 50 mutations per year. Given that the SARS-CoV-2 genome is almost twice as large as the seasonal ”u genome, it seems as though the seasonal ”u mutates roughly four times as fast as SARS-CoV-2. The fact that the seasonal ”u mutates so quickly is precisely why it is able to evade our vaccines, so the signi“cantly slower mutation rate of SARS-CoV-2 gives us hope for the potential development of eective long-lasting vaccines against the virus.Tracking the genetic evolution of COVID-19 BY MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORKWith the COVID-19 pandemic at the forefront of daily life, how much information should you share with a loved one who has Alzheimers disease, dementia or mild cognitive impairment? And how do you explain the precautions and social distancing requirements? Dr. Joseph Sirven, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, says it depends on the persons exact condition.If someone is processing relatively well „ they have, perhaps, mild cognitive impairment, and are able to have good conversations and partake in the world „ theres no problem with having just a general discussion about everything and reminding them about what they need to do, such as washing their hands and everything that comes with good infection control,Ž said Dr. Sirven. For people who have dementia or more severe issues, such as Alzheimers disease, and may not be able to process information, its best to avoid discussions about COVID-19. Since social distancing and isolation rules may make it more challenging to be with loved ones, Dr. Beth Rush, a Mayo Clinic neuropsychologist, says they may be agitated or anxious. Its important to validate their feelings and then oer a suggestion,Ž Dr. Rush said. For instance, you might say: Im sorry I cant visit today and I know thats disappointing. But what if we set up a daily call at 8 a.m. to chat over coee?Ž Also, since behavioral outbursts are common in patients with neurodegenerative disorders, now would be the time to develop a plan regarding extra support or when to call 911. These patients can become confused or become very anxious or very nervous with any change in the home environment,Ž said Dr. Sirven. So its important to keep the environment calm and have a plan regarding potential mediations or strategies to help alleviate things should the patient or situation become too dicult to manage.Ž Dr. Rush adds that caregivers should be honest with how they are feeling and not hesitate to ask for help if they feel overwhelmed. Caregiving can be a dicult task on a normal day. At a time when people are experiencing heightened stress and anxiety as well as loss of normalcy, its important to do a personal check-in with yourself and acknowledge what you need to be at your best for your loved one. 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PAGE 6F SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C By JUDITH GRAHAMKAISER HEALTH NEWSOlder adults with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, have several atypicalŽ symptoms, complicating eorts to ensure they get timely and appropriate treatment, according to physicians. COVID-19 is typically signaled by three symptoms: a fever, an insistent cough and shortness of breath. But older adults „ the age group most at risk of severe complications or death from this condition „ may have none of these characteristics. Instead, seniors may seem oŽ „ not acting like themselves „ early on after being infected by the coronavirus. They may sleep more than usual or stop eating. They may seem unusually apathetic or confused, losing orientation to their surroundings. They may become dizzy and fall. Sometimes, seniors stop speaking or simply collapse. With a lot of conditions, older adults dont present in a typical way, and were seeing that with COVID-19 as well,Ž said Dr. Camille Vaughan, section chief of geriatrics and gerontology at Emory University. The reason has to do with how older bodies respond to illness and infection. At advanced ages, someones immune response may be blunted and their ability to regulate temperature may be altered,Ž said Dr. Joseph Ouslander, a professor of geriatric medicine at Florida Atlantic Universitys Schmidt College of Medicine. Underlying chronic illnesses can mask or interfere with signs of infection,Ž he said. Some older people, whether from age-related changes or previous neurologic issues such as a stroke, may have altered cough re”exes. Others with cognitive impairment may not be able to communicate their symptoms.Ž Recognizing danger signs is important: If early signs of COVID-19 are missed, seniors may deteriorate before getting needed care. And people may go in and out of their homes without adequate protective measures, risking the spread of infection. Dr. Quratulain Syed, an Atlanta geriatrician, describes a man in his 80s whom she treated in mid-March. Over a period of days, this patient, who had heart disease, diabetes and moderate cognitive impairment, stopped walking and became incontinent and profoundly lethargic. But he didnt have a fever or a cough. His only respiratory symptom: sneezing o and on. The mans elderly spouse called 911 twice. Both times, paramedics checked his vital signs and declared he was OK. After another worried call from the overwhelmed spouse, Syed insisted the patient be taken to the hospital, where he tested positive for COVID-19. I was quite concerned about the paramedics and health aides whod been in the house and who hadnt used PPE (personal protective equipment),Ž Syed said. Dr. Sam Torbati, medical director of the Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, describes treating seniors who initially appear to be trauma patients but are found to have COVID-19. They get weak and dehydrated,Ž he said, and when they stand to walk, they collapse and injure themselves badly.Ž Torbati has seen older adults who are profoundly disoriented and unable to speak and who appear at “rst to have suered strokes. When we test them, we discover that whats producing these changes is a central nervous system eect of coronavirus,Ž he said. Dr. Laura Perry, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of California-San Francisco, saw a patient like this several weeks ago. The woman, in her 80s, had what seemed to be a cold before becoming very confused. In the hospital, she couldnt identify where she was or stay awake during an examination. Perry diagnosed hypoactive delirium, an altered mental state in which people become inactive and drowsy. The patient tested positive for coronavirus and is still in the ICU. Dr. Anthony Perry, an associate professor of geriatric medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, tells of an 81-year-old woman with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea who tested positive for COVID-19 in the emergency room. After receiving IV ”uids, oxygen and medication for her intestinal upset, she returned home after two days and is doing well. Another 80-year-old Rush patient with similar symptoms „ nausea and vomiting, but no cough, fever or shortness of breath ? is in intensive care after getting a positive COVID-19 test and due to be put on a ventilator. The dierence? This patient is frail with a lot of cardiovascular disease,Ž Perry said. Other than that, its not yet clear why some older patients do well while others do not. So far, reports of cases like these have been anecdotal. But a few physicians are trying to gather more systematic information. In Switzerland, Dr, Sylvain Nguyen, a geriatrician at the University of Lausanne Hospital Center, put together a list of typical and atypical symptoms in older COVID-19 patients for a paper to be published in the Revue Médicale Suisse. Included on the atypical list are changes in a patients usual status, delirium, falls, fatigue, lethargy, low blood pressure, painful swallowing, fainting, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and the loss of smell and taste. Data comes from hospitals and nursing homes in Switzerland, Italy and France, Nguyen said in an email. On the front lines, physicians need to make sure they carefully assess an older patients symptoms. While we have to have a high suspicion of COVID-19 because its so dangerous in the older population, there are many other things to consider,Ž said Dr. Kathleen Unroe, a geriatrician at Indiana Universitys School of Medicine. Seniors may also do poorly because their routines have changed. In nursing homes and most assisted living centers, activities have stopped and residents are going to get weaker and more deconditioned because theyre not walking to and from the dining hall,Ž she said. At home, isolated seniors may not be getting as much help with medication management or other essential needs from family members who are keeping their distance, other experts suggested. Or they may have become apathetic or depressed. Id want to know Whats the potential this person has had an exposure (to the coronavirus), especially in the last two weeks?Ž said Vaughan of Emory. Do they have home health personnel coming in? Have they gotten together with other family members? Are chronic conditions being controlled? Is there another diagnosis that seems more likely?Ž Someone may be just having a bad day. But if theyre not themselves for a couple of days, absolutely reach out to a primary care doctor or a local health system hotline to see if they meet the threshold for (coronavirus) testing,Ž Vaughan advised. Be persistent. If you get a no the “rst time and things arent improving, call back and ask again.ŽSeniors with COVID-19 show unusual symptoms, doctors say SHUTTERSTOCK adno=3748045-1

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Below, youll find for four key reasons students are pursuing licensure or a degree in nursing (RN to BSN and beyond), shared by Dr. Bonnie Stegman of Maryville University. 1. SATISFACTION If you are interested in making a direct impact on the lives of individuals and communities, you should consider nursing. Its a rewarding career, according to nurses themselves 83% say they are satisfied with their career choice. Many find the job fulfilling on a personal level as caring for others is a hallmark of the profession. Nurses provide a great deal of personal contact and engagement with patients, a traditional role that has only become more important in todays often-hectic healthcare environment. At the same time, nursing is an exciting and expanding field with new areas of focus and settings in which to practice. You have more options than ever before to pursue your individual interests and work at the cutting edge of healthcare. 2. WIDERANGING OPPORTUNITIES Nursing often is associated with foundational healthcare settings such as primary care practices, hospitals or nursing homes. However, nursing offers many different paths to build and develop the specific track thats right for you. It includes many different specialties, including areas relevant to our aging population, such as gerontology (focused on elderly patients) and genetics (patients with or at risk of hereditary diseases). You also can specialize in public health, working in nonprofit organizations, community health centers or governmental agencies. Across specialties and settings, you also can build on your experience caring for patients and transition into other areas, serving as an administrator or an educator, for example. 3. FLEXIBILITY The array of options and opportunities available within nursing means that you can pick what best fits your needs and preferences. For example, if family responsibilities mean you need to keep a 9-to-5, Monday-Friday schedule, some primary care or specialty practices can accommodate that. Through telehealth, you can provide patient care and education remotely, potentially creating opportunities across geographic areas and time zones. If youre open to moving around, you might find work as a traveling nurse to be an interesting and usually well paid choice. And, this flexibility means you can adapt and shift your focus as you move through different stages and phases of life. 4. DEMAND AND COMPENSATION Nurses are in high demand nationwide, a trend that shows no sign of slowing. That means you can expect competitive salaries and benefits. Youll even find that employers are getting creative in how they recruit and incentivize new hires. Mercy Childrens Hospital in St. Louis created a seasonal staffing option, where nurses can opt to work a full-time schedule from September to June, then take time off in the summer months while retaining their benefits „ and a guaranteed job in the fall. Its a valuable offering for anyone with childcare considerations. Other employers are providing financial incentives such as signing bonuses and tuition reimbursement. Its an environment ripe with opportunity. MAKE IT HAPPEN Once you decide to pursue your licensure or earn a nursing degree, you have a variety of educational options. It all starts with finding a program that offers a realistic path for your existing schedule and responsibilities. Online programs typically are designed for flexibility. The online nursing offerings at Maryville University, for example, include an RN to BSN program with multiple start dates throughout the year that can be completed 100% online to help students balance work and school commitments. You also can find flexible options in on-campus programs as well. In addition to programs for full-time and transfer students, Maryvilles on-campus nursing options include a part-time evening and weekend program designed for working adults. As our population ages, career options in healthcare are predicted to expand and grow. Nursing is worth considering „ a resilient and wide-ranging career field with significant opportunities, now and in the future.Four reasons to pursue careers in nursingBPT PHOTO


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Exc. cond. $20 641-629-6374 CONSTRUCTION LEVEL, David White, Model AL8-26 w/Case & Tripod. $150 941-380-5402 GENERATOR, COLEMAN, 5000 Watt, Gas. Excellent condition. $450, OBO 941-769-2194 LADDER, 8 FT Auminum $35 941-743-0582 POLE SAW Black & Decker. Good shape. $75 941-249-1829 POWER WASHER Electric, clean force, 1800 psi complete $110 716-374-2950 POWER WASHER Electric, Ryobi 1700 psi, complete $115 716-374-2950 RECIPRACATING SAW, Electric, heavy duty. $20 941-473-4828 SKILL ELECTRIC SAW 7 1/4 Circular. $20, OBO 941-485-0681 TABLE SAW Rockwell 10Ž Works Well $50 203-232-2574 TABLE SAW Sears 10 in. cast iron. Legs kit. Blades & dadoes $150, OBO 941-639-3639 WET SAW, New Blade WORK FORCE 7Ž. VG Condition. $89, OBO 941-268-7888 WOODEN LADDER 5 FT Excellent Condition. $35 941-286-5159 WORK MATE, B & D, Model 79-001. (29Ž work surface) Good Cond. $40 941-380-5402 Farm equipment TRACTOR NOR TRAC 20 hp. diesel tractor mod. 204C F.E.L. box blade and pallet forks $3,300 863-491-0707 Office/business equip./supplieFILING CABINET 2 draw metal file cab 26.5Dx15Wx28H $20 941-628-3630 Cats NOTICE: Statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots, and be free of intestinal and external parasites. Dogs SHIH-ZU PUPPIES, 2 Females, 1 Male, 1st Shots, Available Now, $1,200 ea 305-394-3846 NOTICE: Statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots, and be free of intestinal and external parasites. Pet supplies & services DOG CAGE Fold & Carry Single Door Collapsible Wire Dog Crate $40, OBO 941-628-3630 SELF-CLEANING LITTER BOX gently -used self cleaning $20 941-780-6397 Appliances BREAD MAKERS Automatic, in perfect working condition. $20 each 941-716-5507 COFFEE MAKER, KEURIG Good cond. $25, OBO 941-586-6885 DRYER GE, Very good cond. $50 941-416-0789 North Port DRYER, KENMORE, White, Electric, runs good -call after 6PM $100 941-697-6382 FREEZER 2.0 cu ft, Holiday, top load $70 941-456-1385 REFRIGERATOR SIDE BY SIDE, lt. bisque, Fridgidair, water & ice, $265 (941)763-4818 REFRIGERATOR, AMANA 18 cu. ft. Good condition. White. $100 941-629-0806 ROTARY FRYER, DeLonghi, never used, white. $35, OBO 914-739-7028 WASHER & DRYER Nice, White, $325. (941)763-4818 delivery avail. WASHER, FRONT LOAD Gray, G.E. model GFW450SM, like new $475, OBO 941-628-5192 Miscellaneous for sale 1884 MS64 MORGAN. Collector also buying. $90 941-223-8718 FLOOR MATS For RAV 07 up Rubber, new, never used $45 641-629-6374 FOOT SPA, IVATION, Multifunction heated massager $30 941-200-5718 METRONOME WOOD CASE windup $25 941-423-2585 ROPE JUTE used 3/4Ž(286ft.) 1/2Ž(211ft.) $40 941-585-8149 SHOE POLISHER KIT, Electric Still in org. BX. EX. $10 941-200-5718 $75.00 PER PANELSLIDING GLASS DOOR REPAIRS Wheels Tracks & LocksCALL BOB 941-706-6445Affordable Maintenance Owned and operated by Local Fire fighter. SPOTTING SCOPE Yukon 20-50x50 w/SLIK AF 2100 Tripod. $100 941-456-1385 SUN GLASSES, new two pair, Eagle Eye in box. $20 941-473-4828 TASCO TELESCOPE for looking at night sky or Birding, Like New $40 239-997-0910 WOMENS SUNGLASSES, COSTAPerfect. Call after 6PM $200 941-769-4183 WOOD, black walnut, 3 slabs, unfinished 2 are bookmatched $375, OBO 914-739-7028 Free merchandise BED, BLACK, KING Platform bed, Drawers, Hardware, no instructions. 269-358-0989 BOX SPRINGS ONLY VG Queen box springs barely used. 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RED, 17K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR Chrysler 2002 PT CRUSIER Rejuvinated Nostolgia, dark red, 2.4L, auto, air, 7,222k/year $4990. Ken @ 518-577-3177 Venice Ford NEED TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD? FREE MERCHANDISE ADS! WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE! To Place a FREE Merchandise Ad please go to: and click Place an AdŽ New users will need to register with their email address & create a password FREE ads are for Merchandise UNDER $500, The ad must be placed online by you. One item per ad. Ad must be 3 lines or less and the price must appear in the ad. Pets, plants, trees, fruits, vegetables, flowers, firearms and firearm accessories are excluded from this offer. Your ad will appear online for 7 days and will show in print Wednesday through Sunday. LIMIT 5 FREE ADS PER WEEK Enter Your Classified Ad 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week. Acura 2017 ACURA RDX $22,990. SILVER, 12K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR Honda 2015 HONDA CR-V $11,911. GRAY, 116K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2017 HONDA HRV $16,911. SILVER, NAV, 16K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2019 HONDA ODYSSEY $38,911. WHITE, 5,980 MI. 855-280-4707 DLR Kia 2012 KIA OPTIMA $5,900 Maroon, 108K Miles, 24-30 MPG. Service Regulary 817-807-7746 Kia 2015 KIA OPTIMA $9,911. MAROON, LX, 70K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR Lexus 2013 LEXUS RX-300 $15,911. SILVER, 69K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2013 LEXUS RX-300 $17,911. AGATE, NAV, 66K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2015 LEXUS NX-200 $22,911. RED, CERT, 16K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2014 LEXUS RX-300 $22,911. GRAY, CERT, 35K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2017 LEXUS NX-200 $25,911. ATOMIC, CERT, NAV, 41K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2019 LEXUS UX-200 $27,911. SILVER, NAV,, 8,175 MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2019 LEXUS UX-200 $27,911. GREEN, NAV,, 6,971 MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2019 LEXUS UX-200 $27,911. BLACK, NAV, 5,715 MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2019 LEXUS UX-200 $27,911. BLACK, NAV 8,759 MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2019 LEXUS UX-200 $27,911. ATOMIC, NAV, 8,489 MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2017 LEXUS ES-350 $27,911. ATOMIC, CERT, NAV, 28K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2019 LEXUS ES-350 $27,990. WHITE, CERT, 12K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2017 LEXUS NX-200 $29,911. WHITE, CERT, NAV, 15K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2018 LEXUS NX-300 $31,911. ATOMIC, CERT, NAV, 28K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2017 LEXUS RX-350 $33,911. BLUE, CERT, NAV, 16K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2017 LEXUS RX-350 $34,911. GRAY, CERT, NAV, 27K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2019 LEXUS ES-350 $35,911. GRAY, CERT, NAV, 4,728 MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2017 LEXUS GX-460 $35,911. WHITE, CERT, NAV, 45K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 1999 LEXUS ES-300 $7,000 / obo 52k mi, leather showroom cond., 1 owner! 941-979-0714 Mercedes 2017 MERCEDES GLK-350 $28,911. BLACK, NAV, 27K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2019 MERCEDES GLC43 $40,911. BLACK, NAV, 15K MI 855-280-4707 DLR MERCEDES 2017-2018 25 Off Florida lease weekly NO Dealer or tag fees! 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