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705252000753High 88, Low 74 A stray afternoon thunderstorm SEE PAGE 6BTODAYS WEATHER 2016 PULITZER PRIZE WINNER Bible verse 2A SPORTS Lottery 2B Sports on TV 2B LOCAL Calendar 5C Obituaries 5C SUNDAY BREAK Puzzles 4D, 6-7D FEELING FIT Health news 1-8FVOL. 128, NO. 292 | $3.00INSIDE TODAY Charlie on vampires: Why do vampires read the newspaper? The great circulation! Charlotte € DeSoto € Sarasota SUN The SundaySUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | YOURSUN.COM | AN EDITION OF THE SUN | $3.00 Rethinking the holidays during a pandemic SEE DAILY BREAKFlorida Gators Dan Mullen tests positive for coronavirus PAGE 4B Do you know how to safely wear and take off a face mask? PAGE 4F Today Im taking a break from COVID-19, politics, natural disasters, the economy and anything else thats been weighing on my mind during this crazy 2020. Im taking a break to write about sports. Our sports editor is prob ably r olling his eyes right now. Last time I wrote about televised sports, someone emailed me because they felt I was encouraging a couch potato society. I found it amusing because I actually get more exercise when watching sports compared to any other programming. I jump up and down from my chair a lot. I pace around the lanai while watching close games. Occasionally, I run into the house jumping up and down cheering to talk about a great play or win. My enthusiasm is never reciprocated. I do think its very important for people to exercise, but I dont think watching sports on TV discourages exercise. Even though I should exercise more. I enjoy sports so much because I played a lot of sports when I was a kid. My parents made sure my brother, sister and I had very active schedules. I played baseball, hockey, basketball, football, soccer, skiing and I even tried lacrosse at one point. Baseball was always my favorite sport to play. Many times, I played for two baseball teams at the same time. Skiing was also a sport I really loved. Since moving to Florida, I havent skied in over 20 years. At this point, Im not sure if I could do it again. I hope its like riding a bike. Watching sports on TV is great, but nothing beats the in-person experience. Its just not the same without the fans this year. Im loving the amount of sports weve been able to watch over the past couple of months. Weve had racing, Its a regular sports paradise „ on TV GLEN NICKERSONPublisher and editor of The Daily Sun SEE GLEN , 4A By BETSY CALVERTSTAFF WRITERFans of the added 1 percent sales tax in Florida see it as a painless way to raise millions of dollars for projects that improve the quality of life and maintain public safety. Voters in 67 local governments in Florida currently have a local tax surcharge, often a penny. Near Charlotte County, DeSoto adds on 1.5 cents. Lee County adds only a half cent and Sarasota, 1 cent. Charlotte County has been adding a penny surcharge since 1994, generating more than $400 million in revenue. They started with just a couple projects a year „ the Justice Center, the jail. And, they started with just a two-year lifespan for the tax. Now theyre up to six years, with commissioners agreeing to go longer would be too long without evaluation. It would also risk a no vote. The last vote in 2014 has generated more than $120 million during boom years and provided the county with such projects as the new Centennial pool and recreation center, boat ramps and a splash pad at McGuire Park. The lineup for the next six years, if the tax is approved Nov. 3, includes about $20 million in more big road projects such as widening Harborview Road, a lot of police and “re stations to replace those that are not hurricane resistant, school security systems and By STEVE REILLYSTAFF WRITERThe six-year extension of Charlotte Countys 1-percent sales tax seems to have transcended local partisanship. The Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee recently reviewed the pros and cons of extending the current 1% tax, originally approved in 1994, for another 6-year period (2021-2026),Ž local Democrats stated in a press release sent as an email to county commissioners who are all Republicans. Democrats concluded voters should support the six-year extension. But that bipartisan support doesnt mean the sales tax extension doesnt have opponents. The 1% sales tax appears innocent enough, but the devil is in the details,Ž Port Charlotte resident Jim Fucillo told the Sun in an email. Fucillo suggests developers and other special interests are getting tax breaks that lead the county to depend upon sales taxes to make up for money depleted through tax breaks from the general fund. In reality, every project should have been completed from our general (fund) without collecting any additional sales tax money from taxpayers,Ž he said. Fucillo also takes exception to those who dub the sales tax as a one centŽ or pennyŽ ASSOCIATED PRESSTALLAHASSEE „ Florida reported another uptick in new coronavirus infections on Saturday, surging to more than 4,000 cases „ the highest number in two months. The state also reported nearly 90 more deaths, which pushed its ocial death toll to nearly 16,000 Floridians since March. Since the outbreak began, Florida has recorded more than 752,00 coronavirus cases. The rise in Florida comes as infections are increasing alarmingly in other parts of the country, particularly in the Midwest and other areas that were relatively spared during the earlier onslaught of the COVID-19 outbreak. There was no immediate explanation for the rising numbers. Its the third time in the past seven days that the number of new cases has well exceeded 3,000, according to state health statistical reports. Three weeks ago, Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida as part of his push to resuscitate the economy. The rise comes as Florida prepares to open its polls Monday for early voting ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election. Saturdays new report pushed the seven-day average to more than 3,300 cases, although trying to gather statistical trends has been hampered recently because of reporting anomalies. On two occasions in recent months, one-day totals exceeded Saturdays surge but were statistical outliers. In one case, data being reported included numbers that should have been previously reported „ as was also the case in early September when a testing company dumped data that dated as far back as April. Setting aside those recent reporting anomalies, Saturdays number was the highest since Aug. 22, when the state reported more than 4,300 new cases. The latest numbers also show a slight uptick in the infection rate „ at 5.2% „ but the Florida Department of Health noted that it was the 65th consecutive day that the positivity rate remained below 10%. In its report Saturday, the department said more than 2,000 people were in the hospital primarily because of COVID-19 infections.Sales tax: Yea or nay?Fans love the fact tourists pay a big chunk of the bill SUN FILE PHOTOThe Charlotte County Justice Center located in Punta Gorda is one of many projects funded by the 1 percent sales tax.Not everyone wild about Charlottes sales taxSEE FANS , 4A SEE TAX , 4AFlorida reports another uptick in new virus cases INSIDERural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge Page 2A


PAGE 2A SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/CPUBLISHER AND EDITOR, Glen Nickerson, CIRCULATION DIRECTOR, Mark Yero, PRODUCTION MANAGER, Robin Marotta, REGIONAL ADVERTISING DIRECTOR, Omar Zucco, omar.zucco@yoursun.comCONTACT US CIRCULATIONTo subscribe: Call 941-206-1300 or visit For vacation holds: Call 941-206-1300 To report a missing or damaged paper: If you do not receive a paper by 7 a.m. Monday-Saturday, or 7:30 a.m. Sunday, call 941-206-1300. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m.-9 a.m. Sunday 7 a.m.-10 a.m.ADVERTISINGTo place a classified ad: 941-429-3110 To place a display ad: 941-205-6406NEWSROOMTo submit news, or to correct a factual error: Call your local office, listed at left PORT CHARLOTTE23170 Harborview Rd., Port Charlotte 941-206-1300 ENGLEWOOD941-681-3000 NORTH PORT941-429-3000VENICE200 E. Venice Avenue, Venice 941-207-1000 or 866-357-6204 Englewood Sun North Port Sun Editor Chris Porter, chris.porter@yoursun.comHome delivery rates (plus 7% Florida sales tax): Monthly: $40.50; 3 months: $121.50; 6 months: $243.00; 1 year: $485.99 Mail subscription rates (advance payment required, plus 7% Florida sales tax): 7-DAY: 3 months: $154.07; 6 months: $276.35; 1 year: $492.11. SUNDAYS ONLY: 3 months: $71.89; 6 months: $144.61; 1 year: $243.54. Single Copy rates: Daily: $1.50; Sunday: $3.00 Unclaimed account balances under $10, inactive for 15 months, will be used to purchase newspapers for classroom use. Supplements and Premium editions: Subscription rates do not include these special products. Your subscription balance will automatically be adjusted for premium editions, possibly moving your expiration date. To opt out of Premium editions or add Supplements, call customer service. 2020 PREMIUM EDITIONS: 1 per month, $5 each. SUPPLEMENTS: Waterline and Click it (TV weekly) are optional supplements available with your newspaper subscription for $2.00 per month each. Subscribers in outlying areas may incur an additional delivery charge. Publisher reserves the right to change subscription rates during the term of any subscription. The SUN (USPS 743170) is published daily at Sun Coast Media Group, Inc., 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 339802100. Periodicals postage paid at Punta Gorda, FL. 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 ALMANACToday is Sunday, Oct. 18, the 292nd day of 2020. There are 74 days left in the year.First all-female spacewalkOn Oct. 18, 2019, the worlds first all-female spacewalking team, NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, replaced a broken part of the International Space Stations power grid.On this dateIn 1867, the United States took formal possession of Alaska from Russia. In 1892, the first long-distance telephone line between New York and Chicago was officially opened (it could only handle one call at a time). In 1898, the American flag was raised in Puerto Rico shortly before Spain formally relinquished control of the island to the U-S. In 1962, James D. Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were honored with the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology for determining the double-helix molecular structure of DNA. In 1968, the U.S. Olympic Committee suspended Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving a Black powerŽ salute as a protest during a victory ceremony in Mexico City. In 2001, CBS News announced that an employee in anchorman Dan Rathers office had tested positive for skin anthrax. In 2014, the Supreme Court said Texas could use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election, rejecting an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo ID. (Three justices dissented.)Todays birthdaysActor Dawn Wells is 82. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka is 81. Singermusician Russ Giguere is 77. Actor Joe Morton is 73. Actor Pam Dawber is 70. Author Terry McMillan is 69. Writer-producer Chuck Lorre is 68. Gospel singer Vickie Winans is 67. Actor Jon Lindstrom is 63. International Hall of Fame boxer Thomas Hearns is 62. Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is 60. Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis is 59. Actor Vincent Spano is 58. Rock musician Tim Cross is 54. Singer Nonchalant is 53. Former tennis player Michael Stich is 52. Actor Wesley Jonathan is 42. Rhythm-andblues singer-actor Ne-Yo is 41. Country singer Josh Gracin is 40. Country musician Jesse Littleton (Marshall Dyllon) is 39. Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn is 36. Actor-model Freida Pinto is 36. Actor Zac Efron is 33. Bible verseTherefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Turn ye unto me, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the Lord of hosts.Ž „ ZECHARIAH 1:3.God has sent His Son to die for you to show how much He loves you. Its your move. Florida COVID-19 by the numbers(As of 9:40 p.m. Oct. 17) € Global cases: 39,581,871 € Global deaths: 1,108,213 € U.S. cases: 8,101,940 € U.S. deaths: 219,154 € Florida tests: 5,711,339 € Florida cases: 752,481 € Florida deaths: 16,118 € Charlotte County cases: 3,349 € Charlotte County deaths: 153 € DeSoto County cases: 1,620 € DeSoto County deaths: 28 € Lee County cases: 21,883 € Lee County deaths: 492 € Sarasota County cases: 8,969 € Sarasota County deaths: 309 Most cases in Florida: Dade County (177,893); Broward County (80,820); Palm Beach County (48,870); Hillsborough (45,275); Orange (43,032)SOURCE: FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH By STEPHEN GROVESASSOCIATED PRESSWESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. „ Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didnt see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months stretching from June to August. But over the last two weeks, its rate of new cases per person soared to one of the highest in the nation. All of a sudden it hit, and as it does, it just exploded,Ž said Dr. Tom Dean, one of just three doctors who work in the county. As the brunt of the virus has blown into the Upper Midwest and northern Plains, the severity of outbreaks in rural communities has come into focus. Doctors and health ocials in small towns worry that infections may overwhelm communities with limited medical resources. And many say they are still running up against attitudes on wearing masks that have hardened along political lines and a false notion that rural areas are immune to widespread infections. Dean took to writing a column in the local weekly newspaper, the True Dakotan, to oer his guidance. In recent weeks, hes watched as one in roughly every 37 people in his county has tested positive for the virus. It ripped through the nursing home in Wessington Springs where both his parents lived, killing his father. The communitys six deaths may appear minimal compared with thousands who have died in cities, but they have propelled the county of about 2,000 people to a death rate roughly four times higher than the nationwide rate. Rural counties across Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana sit among the top in the nation for new cases per capita over the last two weeks, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers. Overall, the nation topped 8 million con“rmed coronavirus cases in the universitys count on Friday; the true number of infections is believed to be much higher because many people have not been tested. In counties with just a few thousand people, the number of cases per capita can soar with even a small outbreak „ and the toll hits close to home in tight-knit towns. One or two people with infections can really cause a large impact when you have one grocery store or gas station,Ž said Misty Rudebusch, the medical director at a network of rural health clinics in South Dakota called Horizon Health Care. There is such a ripple eect.Ž Wessington Springs is a hub for the generations of farmers and ranchers that work the surrounding land. Residents send their children to the same schoolhouse they attended and have preserved cultural oerings like a Shakespeare garden and opera house. They trust Dean, who for 42 years has tended to everything from broken bones to high blood pressure. When a patient needs a higher level of care, the family physician usually depends on a transfer to a hospital 130 miles away. As cases surge, hospitals in rural communities are having trouble “nding beds. A recent request to transfer a not desperately ill, but prettyŽ sick COVID-19 patient was denied for several days, until the patients condition had worsened, Dean said. Were proud of what we got, but its been a struggle,Ž he said of the 16-bed hospital. The outbreak that killed Deans dad forced Wessington Springs only nursing home to put out a statewide request for nurses. Thin resources and high death rates have plagued other small communities. Blair Tomsheck, interim director of the health department in Toole County, Montana, worried that the regions small hospitals would need to start caring for serious COVID-19 patients after cases spiked to the nations highest per capita. One out of every 28 people in the county has tested positive in the last two weeks, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. Its very, very challenging when your resources are poor „ living in a small, rural county,Ž she said. Infections can also spread quickly in places like Toole County, where most everyone shops at the same grocery store, attends the same school or worships at a handful of churches. The Sunday family dinners are killing us,Ž Tomsheck said. Even as outbreaks threaten to spiral out of control, doctors and health ocials said they are struggling to convince people of the seriousness of a virus that took months to arrive in force. Its kind of like getting a blizzard warning and then the blizzard doesnt hit that week, so then the next time, people say they are not going to worry about it,Ž said Kathleen Taylor, a 67-year-old author who lives in Red“eld, South Dakota. In swaths of the country decorated by ”ags supporting President Donald Trump, people took their cues on wearing masks from his often-cavalier attitude towards the virus. Dean draws a direct connection between Trumps approach and the lack of precautions in his town of 956 people. Theres the foolish idea that mask-wearing or refusal is some kind of a political statement,Ž Dean said. It has seriously interfered with our ability to get it under control.Ž Even amid the surge, Republican governors in the region have been reluctant to act. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said recently, We are caught in the middle of a COVID stormŽ as he raised advisory risk levels in counties across the state. But he has refused to issue a mask mandate. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who has carved out a reputation among conservatives by foregoing lockdowns, blamed the surge in cases on testing increases, even though the state has had the highest positivity rate in the nation over the last two weeks, according to the COVID Tracking Project. Positivity rates are an indication of how widespread infections are. In Wisconsin, conservative groups have sued over Democratic Gov. Tony Evers mask mandate. Whether the requirement survives doesnt matter to Jody Bierhals, a resident of Gillett who doubts the ecacy of wearing a mask. Her home county of Oconto, which stretches from the northern border of Green Bay into forests and farmland, has the states second-highest growth in coronavirus cases per person. Bierhals, a single mother with three kids, is more worried about the drop in business at her small salon. The region depends on tourists, but many have stayed away during the pandemic. Do I want to keep the water on, or do I want to be able to put food on the table?Ž she asked. Its a dicult situation.Ž Bierhals said she thought the virus couldnt be stopped and it would be best to let it run its course. But local attitudes like that have left the countys health ocer, Debra Konitzer, desperate. Konitzer warned that the uncontrolled spread of infections has overwhelmed the countys health systems. Im just waiting to see if our community can change our behavior,Ž she said. Otherwise, I dont see the end in sight.Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surgeSome areas didnt see coronavirus for months AP PHOTO Dr. Tom Dean poses at his clinic Friday in Wessington Springs, South Dakota. Dean is one of three doctors in the county, which has seen one of the nations highest rates of coronavirus cases per person. He writes a column in the local newspaper, the True Dakotan, urging people to take precautions against the virus.


N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 PAGE 3A By JENNIFER JACOBSBLOOMBERG NEWS TNSWASHINGTON „ Lebanons security chief held talks with top administration ocials in Washington this week as the U.S. seeks to resolve that countrys energy dispute with Israel and free an American journalist kidnapped in Syria, according to people familiar with the matter. Abbas Ibrahim, the in”uential head of Lebanons General Security agency, spoke with Robert OBrien, President Donald Trumps national security adviser, at a dinner on Friday night, said the people, who asked not to be identi“ed discussing private meetings. He also met Central Intelligence Agency Director Gina Haspel. Amid the Trump administrations push to shift broader U.S. policy in the Middle East, the fate of Austin Tice remains unresolved some eight years after he was abducted in Syria while on assignment. Trump said in March that the U.S. is working with Syria „ Lebanons war-wracked neighbor „ to secure the journalists release. Ibrahim played a role in the release of three hostages, including Sam Goodwin, a U.S. citizen released from Syria last year, and Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese businessman and U.S. resident who was let go by Iran and accompanied by Ibrahim on his return to Beirut. The White House and a CIA spokeswoman declined to comment. A General Security spokesman in Beirut said he had no information on any meetings. Guests at the Friday night dinner included Diane Foley, the mother of American journalist James Foley, who covered Syrias civil war and was beheaded by Islamic State in 2014. Lebanon and Israel this week began U.S.backed talks on resolving a maritime boundary dispute that has hobbled energy exploration in a part of the eastern Mediterranean rich with natural gas.US meets with Lebanon security head to resolve Israel dispute By RAFAEL OLMEDASUN SENTINEL TNSFORT LAUDERDALE „ Broward County Sheri Gregory Tony is highly disgustedŽ over allegations hes heard so far from an internal investigation after an inmate gave birth in a cell. The woman who recently gave birth to her baby boy in a Broward jail cell says she begged in vain for anyone to come help. She says she was terri“ed of having a miscarriage „ left alone until minutes before her child was born. Stephanie Bretas, in an exclusive interview with the South Florida Sun Sentinel, on Friday gave a harrowing account of delivering her son in jail, describing squalid conditions and decrying the indierence of nurses and detention deputies who failed to help her until it was nearly too late. Bretas, 28, had been in custody at the North Broward jail in Pompano Beach on a burglary charge. She said she “rst started experiencing contractions in the early afternoon of Sept. 27, but didnt recognize the urgency. The baby wasnt due for another few weeks, she said. When she complained about the pain, the nurse in the jails in“rmary oered her a prenatal vitamin. Bretas turned it down. As the afternoon wore on and the pain kept coming back stronger and stronger, Bretas said she began to worry. I had not seen a doctor in three days,Ž she said. She said she told the nurse she might be miscarrying. But the nurse would not call a doctor, she said. You have to “ll out a form with what symptoms youre having to get a doctor,Ž Bretas said. The Broward Sheris Oce was reviewing records to determine when Bretas had last seen a doctor. Under the recently enacted Tammy Jackson Law, an incarcerated pregnant woman must be seen by a quali“ed health professionalŽ at least once every 24 hours. Bretas said she threw up shortly after saying she might be losing the baby and was told to clean it herself. They just wanted me to see how much pain I could endure,Ž she said. It wasnt until Bretas was lying on her back and ready to give birth that her cell door opened, she said. The babys head was coming in and out and in and out and they “nally broke in,Ž she said. It was at the end. They came in and held my leg and he came out.Ž The baby boy is now in the custody of the state Department of Children and Families. Bretas said she has seen him, but declined to disclose any other information. Bretas, who stands accused of breaking into a Lighthouse Point home and living there undetected for a week, was released from custody two days after giving birth and is staying with her father in Boca Raton. 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PAGE 4A SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/Cgolf, NFL, NHL, NBA, WNBA and college football games all in the same time period. Its been a sports paradise for me. This week alone, I watched NFL games Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night. The only thing missing is the NCAA March Madness tournament. If they would have thrown that into the mix, I wouldve had to take a vacation just to watch it all. Theres usually a long list of recorded TV shows that I typically choose from when its time to wind down from work. Those show lists are getting very long and Im running out of space on the DVR thanks to the sports overload. Between sports and news theres no time for regular television. I miss a good sitcom. We have our own sports paradise right here on the west coast of Florida. We are so fortunate to have the Rays spring training home in Port Charlotte. This past year we landed the Braves in North Port. Now, it looks like the two teams might have an opportunity to play each other in the World Series. This could be a very interesting World Series for our communities if we end up with the Braves and Rays competing. It could spark a new rivalry for these spring training neighbors. Im looking forward to a new year with spring training back in Florida and COVID-19 being a memory of the past. Im also looking forward to going back to Tropicana Field to see the Rays battle my Yankees, and probably win again. Glen Nickerson is the publisher and editor of The Daily Sun. He can be reached at glen. PAGE 1A PHOTO PROVIDED BY CHARLOTTE COUNTY TVCommissioner Ken Doherty (grey suit) and Commissioner Bill Truex (dark suit with giant scissors) stand with members of the Park s and Recreation Advisory Committee and members of the c onstruction team at the new Centennial Pool ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 1. The new pool is one of the many project funded by the 1 percent sales tax.water quality projects. The water quality projects would expand the countys sewer system to accommodate the steady stream of homeowners and businesses that have septic systems but must now hook into sewers. The tax would not help those property owners directly. A 1996 attempt to use sales tax funds for that failed locally. People who use public amenities tend to be big fans. Imagine what the city and our property tax bills would like like with the local option sales tax!Ž said Punta Gorda resident Carlton Hughes. Punta Gorda gets 10% of revenues. Hughes said he couldnt imagine life without the restored historic courthouse, improvements to the citys Harborwalk, multi-use trails, lighting and Laishley Park. In a state that has no income tax, the sales tax plays an outsized role in funding public projects. For the state as a whole, the sales tax funded more than 80% of the budget in 2019, according to the U.S. Census. Local governments can only use their sales tax surcharge on capital projects, such as roads, libraries, police stations, parks or school buildings. In Charlotte County, the 1-percent sales tax approved by voters in 2014 funded 16.7% of the countys capital improvement projects in “scal year 2019. It was the second biggest funding source for capital projects after property taxes, which covered more than 30%. Some of that property tax applied only to a single neighborhood. The gas tax, used only for road work, generated almost 12% of capital funds for the county in 2019. Impact fees charged to developers generated less than 9%. Sales tax advocates, with the county government being the biggest cheerleader, point out that it brings in revenue from tourists or others who do not live here. Florida maintains its roads and parks to attract hordes of visitors every year. Why not get them to pay some of the cost? There are people who visit for a few months every year to enjoy our community and our roads, our sidewalks, our libraries and more,Ž resident Eric Loche wrote in a letter to the editor recently. I think they should bear some of the costs.Ž Sales tax advocates say non-residents provide at least 25% of the countys sales tax revenue. Visitors use our stu „ they should help pay for it,Ž Loche added. In answer to those who say the sales tax is regressive, or hurts low income people the most, Florida has made certain critical purchases exempt from the sales tax. That includes prescription medicines and many groceries. The local sales tax does not apply on purchases above the $5,000 mark. Email: betsy.calvert@ yoursun.comFANSFROM PAGE 1Asales tax. He deems those euphemisms as more than semantics. They are misleading he says. The tax is a 1% tax meaning that one penny per dollar purchase is added onto the cost of taxable merchandise. Like any good ”im”am, this one relies heavily on deceptive marketing,Ž Fucillo said of the extension. Posted on the Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections website, a sample ballot shows a header in capital letters saying, EXTENSION OF ONE PERCENT (1%) LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FROM JANUARY 1, 2021 TO DECEMBER 31, 2026.Ž But where a voter “lls in the bubbles for his or her choice, it reads, FOR the one-cent sales taxŽ and AGAINST the one-cent sales tax.Ž We are in”uenced by what we see and read on the ballot, especially if its directly adjacent to the little oval box that we must “ll in when we vote,Ž Fucillo suggested. The sales tax question fails to re”ect the truth in that critically important area, and thus, any voting results from it should be void and nulli“ed,Ž he said. OTHER VOICES Fucillo isnt a lone voice in the wilderness with his opposition to the sales tax extension. It is about time frustrated citizens, tired of not being heard, vote no for the continuation of the one cent sales tax,Ž Port Charlotte resident Lloyd Stilson wrote in a Sun letter to the editor. Charlotte County commissioners have a spending problem. Never enough money and always wanting more. They want our money for their projects not for projects their constituents desire. This isnt to say their projects arent worthy,Ž Stilson said. Nonetheless, why dont they support projects brought forth by citizens of Charlotte County?Ž The grassroots Charlotte County Curmudgeon Club has long acted as a watchdog or critic of the county policies. One of its members, Bill Southwick, voiced his objections in a Sun column last month in which he questioned the county pinning its hopes on the sales tax extension. Supporters of the tax argue that the tax is not a new tax but rather an extension of an existing tax. Another argument for the tax is that visitors to the area pay the tax. These are valid points,Ž Southwick concedes. But would it be reasonable to give year-round residents a tax holiday during o season? The tax holiday is done several times during the year by the state for back-to-school items and hurricane supplies,Ž Southwick said. Citizens rarely have the opportunity to vote on whether to increase or decrease any county taxes. Many economists agree that a sales tax is a regressive tax,Ž he said. Individuals earning minimum wage and senior citizens can least aord sales taxes but high wage earners not so much.Ž The proponents and opponents will have to wait until Nov. 3 with everyone else to see whether voters will let the sales tax ride another six years. Email: steve.reilly@ yoursun.comTAXFROM PAGE 1A Sales tax 2020 lists2020 Sales Tax Extension If approved by voters in November, 2020, the 1% local option sales tax will be extended for six more years. From 2021 to 2026, one cent on each dollar spent in Charlotte County will fund the following projects:TIER 1Schools Charlotte County Public Schools … School Security Upgrades Public Infrastructure and Utilities Water Quality Infrastructure Family Services Center … Phase 2 Edgewater Drive Phases 3-5 Design and Phase 4 Construction Harborview Road Public Safety New Fire Station 17 Airport Rescue and Firefighting Training Prop Radio Management Warehouse CCSO Administration/911 Fire Station 6 Replacement Fire Station 3 Replacement CCSO District 4 and Training Complex Quality of Life Port Charlotte Beach Park Recreation Center Renovation G.C. Herring Park William R. Gaines Jr. Veterans Memorial Park Bicycle, Pedestrian Sidewalks and TrailsTIER 2Water Quality … Vacuum Stations CCSO District 2 Office Charlotte Sports Park Renovation South County Annex Edgewater Drive … Phase 3 Port Charlotte Beach Park Pool Library RenovationsBY BETSY CALVERT, STAFF WRITER We are inuenced by what we see and read on the ballot, especially if its directly adjacent to the little oval box that we must ll in when we vote.ŽJim Fucillo Port Charlotte resident By DAVID KLEPPERASSOCIATED PRESSPROVIDENCE, R.I. „ The email from a political action committee seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to make sure youre registered to vote. But Harvard University graduate student Maya James did not click. Instead, she Googled the name of the soliciting PAC. It didnt exist „ a clue the email was a phishing scam from swindlers trying to exploit the U.S. presidential election as a way to steal peoples personal information. There was not a trace of them,Ž James, 22, said. It was a very inconspicuous email, but I noticed it used very emotional language, and that set o alarm bells.Ž She deleted the message, but related her experience on social media to warn others. American voters face an especially pivotal, polarized election this year, and scammers here and abroad are taking notice „ posing as fundraisers and pollsters, impersonating candidates and campaigns, and launching fake voter registration drives. Its not votes theyre after, but to win a voters trust, personal information and maybe a bank routing number. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Better Business Bureau and cybersecurity experts have recently warned of new and increasingly sophisticated online fraud schemes that use the election as an entry, re”ecting both the proliferation of political misinformation and intense interest in this years presidential and Senate races. Psychologically, these scams play to our desire to do something „ to get involved, to donate, to take action,Ž said Sam Small, chief security ocer at ZeroFOX, a Baltimore, Maryland-based digital security “rm. Online grifters regularly shift tactics to “t current events, whether they are natural disasters, a pandemic or an election, according to Small. Give them something to work with and theyll “nd a way to make a dollar,Ž he said. Foreign adversaries like Russia, China and Iran get much of the blame for creating fake social media accounts and spreading deceptive election information, largely because of eorts by groups linked to the Kremlin to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In many instances, foreign disinformation campaigns make use of the same tools pioneered by cybercriminals: fake social media accounts, realistic looking websites and and suspicious links. Online scams have ”ourished as so many of lifes routines move online during the pandemic. The FBI reported that complaints to its cybercrime reporting site jumped from 1,000 a day to 3,000-4,000 a day since the pandemic began. Now, the “nal weeks of a contentious election are giving scammers yet another opportunity to strike. The FBI warned Americans this month to watch out for election-related spoo“ng,Ž when a scammer creates a campaign website or email address almost identical to a real one. A small misspelling or a slight change „ using .com instead of .gov, for instance „ are tell-tale signs of fraud, the agency said. Investigators at ZeroFOX routinely scan dark corners of the internet to identify threats against its customers. This summer, they found a large cache of personal data for sale. The data dump included the phone numbers, ages and other basic demographic information for thousands of Americans. What made the data remarkable was that it also contained partisan aliation, the cherry on topŽ for anyone interested in buying the material, Small said. Someone could use that to pretend to be a political action committee raising money, to try to get your personal information or your account numbers,Ž he said. In 2018, scammers posed as employees from the non-profit voting advocacy group TurboVote and phoned people in Georgia, Washington and at least three other states asking them to register to vote. The calls prompted complaints to state election ocials, who issued a public warning. Voters should be cautious of claims that sound too good to be true, fraud experts say. Before donating to any group that reached out by email or text, check their website or look to see if theyre registered as a charity or campaign. Does the organization have a physical location and phone number? Scammers often do not. Beware of pushy pollsters or fundraisers, or emails or websites that use emotionally loaded language that makes you angry or fearful, a tactic that experts say plays on human psychology. And dont reveal personal information over the phone.Scammers seize on US election


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N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 PAGE 7A Political advertisement paid for and app roved by David Jones, Democrat, for Florida House of Representatives District 75.Visit and take the surveyWe Need New Leadership That Votes In Your Best Interest Not Special InterestVOTE DAVID JONES FL HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 75adno=3769767-1Here some of the differences:COVID-19 RESPONSEŽTallahassee InsiderŽ The president turned the COVID-19 response over to the Governors and therefore the Legislators of the state. The Government of our state, at least, is all about the economy.The Governor is in lockstep with the President, who is doing very little to deal with this deadly disease.The President has stated:  We are at war with this virus.Ž Since when do we put children and seniors on the frontline? Best Interest of the PeopleŽ Encourage counties and municipalities to follow the science to ” atten the curve. With snowbirds coming back and tourists soon to follow, we must wear masks when social distancing is not possible. I believe we will move past this disease sooner rather than later if we follow the science.Long-term damage from COVID is unknown but I know for sure that we must protect our seniors and children as we always have, regardless of the economic effects.ENVIRONMENTALTallahassee InsiderŽ After several years of neglect, it appeared as if Tallahassee was going to spend a modest amount of funds on the environment.We should take a closer look at what happened in Charlotte County.HB 4315 Countryman Ackerman Septic To Sewer was passed by the Legislature and touted as a huge achievement for FL HD 75.Three months later the $2 million bill was vetoed by Governor DeSantis.HB 4317 Punta Gorda Boca Grande Water Quality Improvements with an appropriation of $1 million suffered the same fate. Saying you are going to do something and following it through to the “ nish are two different things. We deserve better. We do not need games. Grant is not the solution, he is part of the problem, putting our environment at risk. Best Interest of the PeopleŽ We must have an infusion of funds into Charlotte County to maintain and then improve our piece of paradise.We need funds to slow down and then reverse the environmental axis of evil: phosphates, nitrates and carbons.Phosphates and nitrates cause Blue-Green Algae. Blue-Green Algae has been shown to cause or accelerate Alzheimers, ALS and Parkinsons by the University of Miami. Nitrate and phosphates also fertilizeŽ the red tide.Another bout of the red tide could devastate our economy and decrease our housing value. We need to control red tide through increased research and that will take increased funding at both the state and federal level. As for carbons, we need a carbon-free energy grid by 2035. While we are at it, we need to bring high-paying renewable jobs to Charlotte County.What county in the state can combine wind, solar and tidal as we can. David Jones will work with our commissioners and councilpersons to make this happen.HEALTHCARETallahassee InsiderŽ Even though 38 other states,RED and BLUE, have taken advantage of expanded Medicaid, Florida has not.Grant says it would cost Florida money.It should be noted, the38 other states disagree. We have not heard much from Tallahassee on pre-existing conditions.The silence is deafening. Last but not least, we need to bring down the cost of prescription drugs.This may be a hard sell in Tallahassee with so many of our elected of“ cials like Michael Grant taking money from big drug makers such as Bristol Myers Squibb. Best Interest of the PeopleŽ The 38 States are right when it comes to Medicaid Expansion.Let the people decide by putting it on the ballot in 2022 with a simple majority rule vote. Florida will bene“ t from $14 Billion of new federal funding over the next “ ve years at a cost of $550 million over the same period. This is a great deal for Florida.More than 800,000 people across the state, up to 8,000 in Charlotte County would be covered immediately.This would help our hospitals and their employees survive these trying times. Pre-existing condition coverage needs to be guaranteed to all Floridians at a fair cost. We need Legislative action now to avoid high-risk pools that could cost 10 times the current rate. We need to be sure all people of Florida with pre-existing conditions are covered, even if Washington takes this provision away. When I started posting on Social Media about prescription drug costs, I received a $1,000 contribution from a lawyer for Bristol Myers Squibb.I returned the money that day.I will not take money from political action committees that try to get Florida Political Insiders to vote against the best interest of the people. We need a prescription drug board to cap the high prices we pay for prescription drugs. We need to stop Pay to DelayŽ and force drug manufacturers to show just cause for signi“ cant price hikes.HOME RULETallahassee InsiderŽ The legislature continues its attacks on Home Rule led by Michael Grants two attempts at passing HB 3. HB3 would take regulatory powers away from Chartered counties and Municipalities and give it to the Lobbyists, who currently have way too much power over our Legislature. Best Interest of the PeopleŽ The Charlotte County Commission and Punta Gorda Council should decide what is best for their people, not Tallahassee Lobbyists who give many perks to our elected Tallahassee Insiders. I believe in direct democracy. I believe that our local voices make the best choices.Ž I will work with our local of“ cials to improve the quality of life for all residents of FL HD 75.SENIORSTallahassee InsiderŽ Social Security and Medicare are Federal Issues. They think there is nothing we can do at the state level.Our seniors are at the mercy of Washington.When payroll taxes are cut, it helps the bottom line of businesses like Michael Grants.They wash their hands of any attempt to protect Social Security and Medicare. Best Interest of the PeopleŽ We need to press Senators, Rick Scott and Marco Rubio to protect our Social Security and Medicare. According to SOE, Charlotte County has the second oldest median age in the country. We need to speak as one voice to protect the best interests of our seniors.David Jones will not be silent on this subject and will do everything he can to improve our seniors quality of life. After elected, David Jones will be donating his salary, after expenses,back to the community!Visit to learn more.In the Sun View PointŽ on 10/4/2020, the SunŽ examined some differences between Florida HD 75 Incumbent Michael Grant and Cha llenger David Jones calling it an interesting race.Ž Identifying David Jones as asolid challenger.ŽDavids actions will be in the best interests of the people of Charlot te Countys HD75.David Jones is honored by this description. The SunŽ compared Michael Grants in” uence and knowledge of the ins and outs of Tallahassee.Ž This would makeM r. Grant a Tallahassee InsiderŽ which in this political environment could be interpreted as greedy and sel“ sh or concerned about their own business interests.Lets look at the different issues from the view of the Tallahassee InsiderŽ versus the Best Interest of the People.Ž


PAGE 8A SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C SAN FRANCISCO (AP) „ A free speech demonstration staged by conservative activists quickly fell apart in downtown San Francisco on Saturday after several hundred counterprotesters surged the area, outnumbering and attacking those gathered, including knocking one in the mouth. A photographer working for The Associated Press witnessed an activist with Team Save America taken away in an ambulance and an injured San Francisco police ocer on the ground by San Franciscos United Nations Plaza. Team Save America organized the rally to protest Twitter, which it said squelches conservative speech. Members of the group wore red Make America Great AgainŽ Trump campaign hats and carried pro-police Thin Blue LineŽ ”ags and U.S. ”ags. Philip Anderson, the organizer of the event, posted photos to social media of his bloody mouth with a front tooth missing and another hanging loosely. He said anti-fascist protesters attacked him for no reason.Ž Anderson took the stage at about 1 p.m. and was greeted by chants and plastic water bottles and glass bottles thrown over police barricades. The event was canceled, although both sides lingered in the area into the afternoon. Messages left with the San Francisco Police Department were not immediately returned Saturday. Anderson called the counterprotesters hypocrites and said they are the reason why hes voting for President Donald Trump. I love America, I love this country and I love free speech,Ž he said.Conservatives at free speech rally attacked by critics NOAH BERGERA counter-protester, who declined to give his name, prepares to hit a conservative free speech rally organizer in San Francisco on Saturday. About a dozen pro-Trump demonstrators were met by several hundred counterprotesters as they tried to rally. Save More with Generac Power your home and save money with PWRcell, Generacs revolutionary solar + battery storage system. Full installation services available. FREEVIRTUAL QUOTING NOW AVAILABLE! $0 MONEY DOWN FINANCING AVAILABLE**Financing o ered by an authorized Generac partner REQUEST A FREE, NO OBLIGATION QUOTE TODAY! (833) 851-6460 adno=3768965-1 *APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Best rate available to well qualified borrowers with under 80% Combined Loan to Value (CLTV). Assumes auto-pay from LMCU checking account. Your rate may be higher based on your specific CLTV, term, and credit score. Rates as of 9/2/2020. Rates subject to change after account opening. HELOC rates are variable and based on the current index margin; rates will not exceed 12%. Home Equity loans are available for properties located in Michigan and limited counties in Florida. Fees may differ in Florida. Terms, loan amount maximums, and other restrictions apply. Call or see branch for details. $5 membership required if not a member. NMLS#442967 Our numbers speak louder than words.3.00% APR* home equity line of credit.Youve heard the phrase, were all in this togetherŽ so many times youre saying it in your sleep. At LMCU, were putting our money where our mouth is with special low rates to help you pay less on the things you need most, like 3.00% APR* on a home equity line of credit. Borrow and spend just like a credit card, but without the high interest rate. Use the money for: € A new kitchen € A new bathroom € A new roof € New siding € New windows € A real home office You can even use the money to consolidate high-interest debt. Visit to get started or to schedule an appointment at your local branch T V). o re. r rent e d e Pay less on the things you need most. adno=3766442-1


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PAGE 10A SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C By STEFANIE DAZIO and ELLIOT SPAGATASSOCIATED PRESSLOS ANGELES „ Mexicos former defense secretary helped a cartel smuggle thousands of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United States in exchange for bribes, according to court documents unsealed Friday. Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, 72, acted on behalf of the H-2 cartel while defense secretary from 2012 to 2018 under former President Enrique Pena Nieto, authorities said. Thousands of intercepted BlackBerry messages show the general ensured military operations were not conducted against the cartel, and that operations were initiated against rivals, according to prosecutors. Cienfuegos allegedly introduced cartel leaders to other corrupt Mexican ocials. Cienfuegos „ also known as El Padrino,Ž or The Godfather,Ž according to the indictment „ is accused of alerting cartel leaders to a U.S. law enforcement investigation into its operations and the use of cooperating witnesses and informants, which resulted in the murder of a member of the cartel that leaders incorrectly believed was assisting U.S. law enforcement authorities. Intercepted communications between Cienfuegos and a senior cartel leader discussed the generals historical assistance to another drug tracking organization, as well as communications in which the defendant is identi“ed by name, title and photograph as the Mexican government ocial assisting the H-2 cartel, authorities said. Mexico authorities dont identify any drug cartel as H-2, which, according to U.S. ocials, was led by Juan Francisco Patrón Sánchez. Instead, Mexican ocials alleged Patrón Sánchez was a regional leader of the Beltrán Leyva drug cartel. He was killed in 2017 in a shootout with Mexican marines. U.S. authorities said in court documents that the cartel had numerous distribution cells in the U.S. when Cienfuegos led the Mexican military, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Ohio, Minnesota, North Carolina and New York. In Mexico, the cartel is accused of tracking hundreds of “rearms and committing countless acts of horri“c violence, including torture and murder, in order to protect against challenges from rival drug tracking organizations, “ght for territory and silence those who would cooperate with law enforcement.Ž Cienfuegos made an initial court appearance Friday by video from his Los Angeles detention facility, wearing a dark-colored jacket and a face mask. He had an interpreter but answered U.S. District Judge Alexander MacKinnons procedural questions in English, saying yesŽ and yes, your honor.Ž The judge ordered Cienfuegos held without bail until a hearing Tuesday in Los Angeles. Cienfuegos was indicted by a grand jury in the Eastern District of New York on Aug. 14, 2019, on charges of conspiracy to participate in international distribution of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana and money laundering. He could face a mandatory sentence of at least 10 years in prison if convicted on the conspiracy charges. Federal prosecutors asked that Cienfuegos be denied bail, saying he is a major ”ight risk. They say he last visited the United States in March 2019, and if he were captured in Mexico, extradition to the U.S. could take years. While the United States and Mexico have an extradition treaty, it will be extremely dicult to apprehend the defendant in Mexico if the H-2 Cartel and powerful former government ocials shield him,Ž Seth DuCharme, acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, wrote the court. The Drug Enforcement Administration, which issued the arrest warrant, declined to comment . Cienfuegos was expected to be transferred to New York, where his case is being handled. He was arrested Thursday as he arrived at Los Angeles International Airport. Cienfuegos is the highest-ranking former Cabinet ocial arrested since top Mexican security ocial Genaro Garcia Luna was taken into custody in Texas in 2019. Garcia Luna, who served under former President Felipe Calderón, has pleaded not guilty to drug tracking charges. The arrest of Cienfuegos is a tough blow for Mexico, where the army and navy are some of the few remaining respected public institutions. Mexicos current president, Andres Manuel López Obrador, has vowed to go after corruption and lawbreaking under past administrations, but he has relied more heavily on the army „ and given it more tasks, ranging from building infrastructure projects to distributing medical supplies „ than any other president in recent history.Authorities: Top Mexico official helped smuggle drugs AP FILE PHOTOMexicos top diplomat says the countrys former defense secretary, Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, has been arrested in Los Angeles. Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard wrote Thursd ay, in his Twitter account that U.S. Ambassador Christopher Landau had informed him of Cienfuegos arrest. DPA TNSTEHRAN, Iran „ Iran said on Saturday that it would enter into talks with Ukraine next week over compensation for the accidental shoot-down of a passenger plane in January, resulting in 176 deaths. 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PAGE 12A SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C By ANITA SNOWASSOCIATED PRESSThousands of mostly young women in masks rallied Saturday in the nations capital and other U.S. cities, exhorting voters to oppose President Donald Trump and his fellow Republican candidates in the Nov. 3 elections. The latest of rallies that began with a massive womens march the day after Trumps January 2017 inauguration was playing out during the coronavirus pandemic, and demonstrators were asked to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. Rachel OLeary Carmona, executive director of the Womens March, opened the event by asking people to keep their distance from one another, saying that the only superspreader event would be the recent one at the White House. She talked about the power of women to end Trumps presidency. His presidency began with women marching and now its going to end with woman voting. Period,Ž she said. 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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | YOURSUN.COM | | @Sun_Preps | SECTION B COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Gators head coach Dan Mullen tests positive for coronavirus. PAGE 4B INDEX | Lottery 2 | Auto racing 2 | Golf 2 | Local 3 | NFL 3 | College 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Weather 6 MLB: NLCS GAME 6 COLLEGE FOOTBALL MLB: ALCS GAME 7 COMMENTARY By STEPHEN HAWKINSAP BASEBALL WRITERARLINGTON, Texas „ Corey Seager homered again, Walker Buehler pitched six scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers pushed the NL Championship Series to Game 7 with a 3-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. The Dodgers avoided elimination for the second time in less than 24 hours, and now have a winner-take-all game to try to get to their third World Series in four years. They havent won a championship since 1988. Max Fried took his “rst loss all year for the Braves, who were trying to celebrate manager Brian Snitkers 65th birthday with the franchises “rst World Series since 1999. But the young left-hander worked into the seventh without allowing another run after LAs three-run “rst. Game 7 is Sunday night, with right-hander Tony Gonsolin expected to go for the Dodgers against 22-year-old rookie righthander Ian Anderson, who has thrown 15 scoreless innings in his three postseason starts. Justin Turner also homered for the NL West champions, and Kenley Jansen threw a sixpitch ninth for his 18th career postseason save. It was Jansens “rst save chance in “ve appearances since closing out the Dodgers “rst playo win this season in the wild-card round. He struck out the side on 12 pitches in Friday nights 7-3 win. Fried allowed only two homers in his 11 starts while going 7-0 during the regular season, but the Dodgers went deep twice in three pitches. Seager pulled a towering shot to right on a 73-mph curveball, and Turner connected on a 93-mph sinker that went 418 feet to straightaway center. Max Muncy walked and scored after back-to-back singles by Will Smith and Cody Bellinger. Seager, who homered twice in Game 4 on Friday night, has NLCS records with “ve homers and 11 RBIs, and still a game to play. His six homers overall are already a Dodgers postseason record. The last batter Fried faced Saturday was Muncy, who struck out for the second out of the seventh. Fried allowed eight hits while striking out “ve and walking four. Mookie Betts, the 2018 AL MVP and “rst-year Dodger, made a leaping catch against the right “eld wall to end the MIAMI GARDENS (AP) „ Miami avoided the post-Clemson letdown and now can set its sight on remaining in the conference championship picture. A week after a 42-17 road loss to the top-ranked Tigers, the No. 13 Hurricanes beat Pittsburgh 31-19 on Saturday. DEriq King threw four touchdowns, including two to Will Mallory, to lead the Hurricanes (4-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who never trailed in this one. We were disappointed and a little bit angry coming o last week,Ž Miami coach Manny Diaz said. Thats a dicult situation „ you have a noon kicko, not a super juicy environment because of the restrictions that we have and against a team with a sense of desperation. For those guys to go out there and know that it was not going to be an easy game regardless of your mental mindset says a lot about the leadership of our football team.Ž The Panthers (3-3, 2-3) lost their third consecutive game and were without senior quarterback Kenny Pickett, who suered an ankle injury against Boston College last week. Entering Saturdays game, Pickett led the nation with 1,389 passing yards but didnt travel with the team to South Florida. Redshirt freshman Joey Yellen replaced Pickett, completing 22 of 46 passes for 277 yards and a touchdown. You didnt know what to expect; I thought he played solid,Ž Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said of Yellen. I thought he put the ball in peoples hands to make plays. Weve got to help him out.Ž Alex Kessman kicked four “eld goals for the Panthers and became Pitts all-time leader with 57. Kessman surpassed Chris Blewitt, who had 55 “eld goals from 2013-16. Pitt rallied from a 21-6 de“cit with 10 unanswered points on Kessmans record-setting third “eld goal and Yellens 1-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Moraga early in the third quarter. Marcus Williams 38yard interception return to the Miami 1 set up Moragas score. But Miami regained its double-digit advantage on Kings 45-yard touchdown pass to Mallory. As far as today, Im super proud of those guys,Ž King said. We put Clemson behind us and Earlier this week, when Tampa Bay went up 3-0 in the ALCS, I thought at least Ill know one of the World Series teams well before I write my column for Sundays paper.Ž I acknowledge that the Rays dropping three in a row to force a Game 7 has greater implications for others than it does for me. But, with the game all but assured to end after deadline, theres no way for me to write a Rays column without knowing whether they suered an historic breakdown or pulled it out to reach their second World Series. As you read this, presuming that youre still reading it, youll know the answer. But for now Ill save the full Rays column and instead share a a couple of observations about the two professional Tampa Bay area teams (hopefully) still playing. First, in looking at the Rays season up to Game 7, there is one player who the Tampa Bay front oce deserves credit for acquiring. Hes an out“elder who they got last winter in a trade with a National League team. He wasnt expected to make a major impact this Kings 4 TDs lead No. 13 Miami past Pittsburgh AP PHOTO/AL DIAZMiami quarterback DEriq King passes against Pittsburgh in the second half of Saturdays game.SEE MIAMI , 4B SCOTT ZUCKERSports Editor The Rays other surprise outfielderSEE ZUCKER , 6BDodgers force Game 7 with win over Braves AP PHOTO/ERIC GAYLos Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager celebrates his home run against the Atlanta Braves during the rst inning of Saturdays game.SEE DODGERS , 6BRays lead in series finale AP PHOTO/ASHLEY LANDISTampa Bay Rays outelder Randy Arozarena celebrates after hitting a two run home run against the Houston Astros during Saturdays game. The game nished after press time with the Rays leading the Astros 4-0 in the 7th inning. 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The path to the championship “nale begins Sunday at Kansas Speedway, the “rst of three races in the title-setting third round. Its a fairly straightforward series with ensuing stops at Texas Motor Speedway, like Kansas a 1.5-mile intermediate oval, then half-mile Martinsville Speedway, NASCARs shortest and oldest active track. At stake are four slots in the winner-take-all Nov. 8 “nale at Phoenix Raceway and no obvious indicators on who will be challenging Harvick and Hamlin. The two have combined for 16 wins in 32 races this season and have hoarded enough points that it would likely take some sort of sudden collapse to keep the favorites from advancing to the “nale. Harvick, the points leader, had a mediocre second round but doesnt seem too concerned about these next three races. I think these racetracks are right up our alley, especially the “rst two,Ž Harvick said. Hamlin has won NASCARs last two visits to Kansas, a turnaround after several so-so races. Hes the betting favorite to win Sunday and believes his Joe Gibbs Racing team has a strong database for winning three consecutive races. It would certainly give Hamlin a head-start on championship preparations. We could go the next two weeks and really shift our focus from Texas and Martinsville to putting all of our resources towards Phoenix,Ž Hamlin said. That would certainly be a bene“t for whoever locks in right o the bat.Ž The other six playo drivers can earn an automatic berth in the “nale by winning but otherwise have a tense stretch of three races ahead. BRAD KESELOWSKI With four wins this season, including one in the “rst round of the playos, Keselowski has been the only driver close to competing with Harvick and Hamlin. He won the 2012 title under a dierent format and has never raced for the championship since the elimination rounds debuted in 2014. I think there are three or four drivers competing for the “nal two spots,Ž he said. Were all very similar. Its pr obably going to come down to the wire at Martinsville.Ž CHASE ELLIOTT This is the fourth consecutive year Elliott has advanced into the semi“nals and hes again trying to advance to the “nale. Earlier visits this season to Kansas and Texas were disappointing and Elliott knows hes got to be steady to make it to Phoenix. Were not going to try to reinvent the wheel. We dont want to get too far o the beaten path,Ž Elliott said. I feel like for us, when weve been at our best and as a team, myself included, performing at the level that were all capable of doing, I feel like weve contended with the best of the series this year.Ž JOEY LOGANO Logano has struggled on intermediate tracks since his February victory at Las Vegas and acknowledges that not practicing during COVID-19 protocols has hampered his ability to adapt to the high-downforce aerodynamic package. Hes in his “rst season with crew chief Paul Wolfe and now, with a month to go, the duo believes theyve found a rhythm. It just took a little bit for Paul and I to understand what makes the car tick,Ž Logano said. What makes it tick with me? Without practice, thats really hard to do.Ž MARTIN TRUEX JR. Truex is seeking a fourth consecutive berth in the “nale. He won the title in 2017 but has been runner-up the last two seasons. Top-three “nishes could get him into the “nal four, but he believes hes close to reeling o some victories. His only win of the season was at Martinsville in June. We need to make something big happen, and I think that we are ready to make it happen,Ž he said. ALEX BOWMAN Bowman is in the semi“nals for the “rst time in his career and likely quali“es as a darkhorse to make it through to the “nale. But Bowman likes his chances, particularly at Kansas, where hes logged four top-10 “nishes in 10 career starts. I feel like we can go be phenomenal there,Ž Bowman said. Kansas and Texas are two opportunities for us to win. Its probably going to take a win to make the round of four.Ž KURT BUSCH Busch is a wild-card in that he prob ably w ould not have been picked to advance this far in many brackets but has really turned his performance up the last six weeks. A second-round victory at home track Las Vegas gave Busch a boost and hes seeking to win his second Cup title „ 16 years after his “rst championship. After his win at Las Vegas, also an intermediate oval, he was looking ahead to the third round. If you fast-forward to Kansas and Texas, its a mile-and-a-half, so everything is just pointing in our direction right now,Ž he said. We thought we were a top eight team if things went perfectly.ŽRace into NASCARs championship round begins at Kansas Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin are still favorites AP PHOTO/NELL REDMONDChase Elliott has advanced into the seminals for the fourth consecutive year and hes again trying to advance to the nale. By DOUG FERGUSONAP GOLF WRITERNORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. „ Four shots behind at the start of the day, Russell Henley ran o three straight birdies to start the back nine Saturday and posted a 5-under 67 to build a three-shot lead going into the “nal round of the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek. Henley had plenty of help from the other players in his group. Xander Schauele, who had a three-shot lead going into the weekend, had a pair of late bogeys and failed to capitalize on the par 5s in his round of 74. Tyrrell Hatton didnt make a birdie until the “nal hole in a 73. Of the top 25 players, they were the only two who shot over par. Henleys putting has been a great “t for the “rm, glasslike greens of Shadow Creek. He leads the “eld in the most important putting category, and it has carried him to only the second 54-hole lead of his PGA Tour career. Henley was at 15-under 201. Lanto Grin, who won his “rst PGA Tour event a year ago at the Houston Open, found the water o the tee on the par-5 18th and made bogey and still managed a 66. He was at 12-under 204 along with Talor Gooch (69), Jason Kokrak (68) and Schauele, still in the mix despite a sloppy Saturday. Hatton was in the group “ve shots behind with Justin Thomas (68) and Jason Day, who had a 66 as the former world No. 1 tries to end more than two years without a victory. Henley started to close the gap when he got up-and-down from a bunker in front of the green on the par-5 seventh, and Schauele missed the green on the par-3 eighth and took bogey. And when they made the turn, Henley took o. He holed a 25-foot birdie putt on No. 10, hit driver just through the green on the reachable par-4 11th hole to set up a simple up-and-down for another birdie, and then hit his approach to just inside 5 feet on No. 12 for a third straight birdie. Henley closed with six straight pars, missing chances on the two par 5s, but no one could catch him. But he knows what can happen, having ”ipped his fortunes on Saturday. Anybody can come at me,Ž Henley said. You can go low out here. The greens are great and its gettable, but youve got to play well to do that. Youve got to do everything well. Ive got to just keep my head down and play a good round for me.Ž Schauele was hopeful of at least “nishing his round at par, and that didnt go his way, either. He went long on the par-3 17th into rough so deep he could barely keep it on the green, leading to his fourth bogey. And he went just over the back of the 18th green in two, again in rough facing a downhill chip that he rolled all the way to the fringe. Schauele likes to talk about strokes gained attitude,Ž and it was a struggle for him with rounds that stretching close to six hours at Shadow Creek because of deep rough, limited marshals and plenty of searching. Sung Kang knows the feeling. He took an 11 on the par-4 second hole, which included two lost balls when he spent more than three minutes looking and came up empty. He also hit a few backward trying to escape trouble. Nothing worked. Schauele wasnt that bad. It just felt like it. I was trying to “gure out what was worse, the pace of play or my quality of golf,Ž he said. It was kind of a tie today. Not to be a sour person, but just one of those days. Today was my bad day for the week. Got it out of the way before Sunday. I guess Im in a familiar place being three back now.Ž Schauele has been trailing going into the “nal round in all four of his PGA Tour victories. Henleys last victory was in 2017 at the Houston Open, where he came from four shots behind in the “nal round. Now he has a cushion at Shadow Creek, and a hot putter on putting surfaces he loves. DIVOTS: Jordan Spieths caddie, Michael Greller, left Las Vegas upon learning his mother had died. Spieth used Preston Valder, who played at UCLA and now helps Patrick Cantlay. ... The CJ Cup announced next years tournament would be at Haesley Nine Bridges near Seoul. It was played the previous three years at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island. Its at Shadow Creek this year only because of the COVID-19 pandemic and travel issues.Henley soars to 3-shot lead at Shadow Creek


N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 PAGE 3BNFL PREVIEW By BARRY WILNERAP PRO FOOTBALL WRITERHey old-timer, what are you still doing on an NFL “eld? Guaranteed no one is asking that question to the quarterbacks in the bays: 43-year-old Tom Brady in Tampa and 36-year-old Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. The two future residents of Canton, Ohio „ at least their busts in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, that is „ spice up the PackersBuccaneers game Sunday in Tampa. And who says these quarterbacks are old? Certainly not Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians, who has worked with some of the best „ young or old „ throughout the decades. Barring major injury, I think these guys can play until theyre 45, as long as their arm holds up,Ž he says. With sports science and all the stu that these guys are doing to stay in shape and keeping their arms strong, I dont see „ unless their legs go „why they couldnt play until theyre 45.Ž Rodgers, whose Packers (4-0) have been the most fundamentally sound team in the NFL so far on both sides of the ball, is 1-1 against Brady. Hes a big fan of Bradys. Hes kind of always been ahead of the “eld with his footwork and just his dedication to what hes doing,Ž Rodgers says. He really cares about it obviously. He cares about taking care of himself and trying to get to 45, it looks like. And hes gonna get there.Ž The Packers have won their past nine regular-season games. They are the “rst team in NFL history to score at least 150 points and commit no turnovers through the “rst four games of a season. Tampa (3-2) is ranked No. 1 against the run, No. 2 overall on defense. The unit has held opponents to less than 50 yards rushing the past three weeks. The 2016 Packers were the last team to do that in four consecutive games. O this week are Seattle (5-0), New Orleans (3-2), the Los Angeles Chargers (1-4) and Las Vegas (3-2). CLEVELAND 41 AT PITTSBURGH 40 Heres a rarity: A matchup of these AFC North archrivals that draws headlines. Its the “rst time they both are at least three games over .500 when they meet since 1994. The Browns have won four straight and are 4-1 for the “rst time since that year, but have lost 16 straight games at Heinz Field to the Steelers. It is a great test for us,Ž says Browns quarterback Baker May“eld, who has been nursing sore ribs. Another great defense. They bring a physical challenge. They bring the muddied pockets. They will hit you. They try to impose their will. KANSAS CITY 41 AT BUFFALO 41, MONDAY Much uncertainty surrounded when this game would be played, not because of anything the Bills or Chiefs had done but because of Tennessees COVID-19 outbreak. Both come o losses and displayed leaky defenses in those defeats. That makes the prospect of slowing Kansas Citys Patrick Mahomes or Bualos Josh Allen not exactly enticing. LOS ANGELES RAMS 41 AT SAN FRANCISCO 23 Key (and weird) stats time: € San Francisco is 2-0 at the Meadowlands, 0-3 at home. € Los Angeles is 4-0 against the NFC East. € San Francisco has a leaguelow 38 catches and 480 yards receiving from wideouts. € The Rams are tied for the NFL lead with 20 sacks after getting eight at Washington. DT Aaron Donald tied a career high with four sacks and also had a forced fumble last week. Donald is the “fth player since 2000 with multiple four-sack games and he has a sack in six straight games against San Francisco. ARIZONA 32 AT DALLAS 23, MONDAY NIGHT A Big D homecoming of sorts. Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray and coach Kli Kingsbury will make their “rst NFL appearances in their home state. Both are quite familiar with the home of the Cowboys: Murray has a 6-0 record at AT&T Stadium from his high school and Oklahoma days. Kingsbury coached there six times with Texas Tech, going 2-4 vs. Baylor. Cowboys QB Andy Dalton will make his “rst start in place of the injured Dak Prescott. DENVER 13 AT NEW ENGLAND 22 Originally scheduled for last Sunday and also aected by the Titans outbreak, both teams could bene“t from the oneweek delay. QBs Cam Newton (coronavirus) for the Patriots and Drew Lock (shoulder) for the Broncos “gure to be back on the “eld. Denver also gets back top runner Phillip Lindsay after a three-week absence. HOUSTON 14 AT TENNESSEE 40 Romeo Crennel replaced Bill OBrien as Texans coach and the team promptly won for the “rst time. That was against weak Jacksonville. The Titans, despite their COVID-19 issues in recent weeks, are a much more formidable foe. Look for Derrick Henry toting the ball „ often. He ranks third in the NFL with 376 yards rushing and ran for 211 yards and three touchdowns in the previous meeting with Houston. ATLANTA 05 AT MINNESOTA 14 Raheem Morris, like Crennel a former head coach now serving in an interim role, gets his chance to emulate Crennel. Morris was promoted after the “ring of Dan Quinn last Sunday. The Falcons, who closed their facility Thursday because of a positive COVID-19 test, have their worst start since losing their “rst eight games in 1996. Minnesota, which has played better than its record, has lost four straight at home. Running back Dalvin Cook leads the NFL in rushing yards (489), but is dealing with a groin injury that forced him out of a loss in Seattle. BALTIMORE 41 AT PHILADELPHIA 131 Philly begins a three-game homestand against a team that will not make things comfortable at the Linc „ even if the Ravens are 0-2 in Philadelphia. Baltimore has won eight straight road games. Lamar Jackson has 18 TD passes and “ve interceptions during that streak. And the Ravens have allowed an NFL-low 15.2 points per game in 2020. DETROIT 13 AT JACKSONVILLE 14 Even though Detroit has scored on its opening drive in each game this season, it cant stay in front. The Lions are the “rst team in NFL history to lose six consecutive games in which they led by double digits. Jacksonville, hoping to get back three defensive starters from injuries, has lost four straight and allowed 30 or more points in each of them. Its the third such streak in franchise history. CINCINNATI 131 AT INDIANAPOLIS 32 The Colts had four positive coronavirus tests Friday morning, but the retests came back negative. The Bengals have allowed 16 sacks in the past three weeks and have given up a league-high 22 this season. Indys defense dropped to second in points allowed (17.6) after giving up a season-high 32 last week, but still leads the league with nine interceptions. CHICAGO 41 AT CAROLINA 32 Improbably , given the rebuilding going on in Carolina, the Panthers have won three straight games after losing 10 in a row going back to 2019. Teddy Bridgewater has completed 75 of 102 passes (74%) for 824 yards with “ve TDs and one INT during the teams three-game win streak achieved without star running back Christian McCarey. With Nick Foles now at quarterback, Chicagos Allen Robinson tied a career high with 10 receptions for 90 yards in last weeks win over Tampa Bay. WASHINGTON 14 AT NEW YORK GIANTS 05 Things are looking up slightly with the Giants, who nearly knocked o Dallas last weekend. Coach Joe Judge seeks his “rst victory as the head man, and New York has won the past three meetings. Washington will need to protect whichever quarterback, Kyle Allen or Alex Smith, is taking snaps. The Rams had eight sacks against Washington last week. NEW YORK JETS 05 AT MIAMI 23 As the Jets mess gets worse „ LeVeon Bell, signed in the summer of 2019 to revive the oense, was cut on Tuesday in part because he didnt get along with his coach „ the Dolphins are looking up. A year ago the Dolphins had been outscored by 138 points after “ve games. This year theyve outscored opponents by 23, including beating San Francisco 43-17 last week. Their oensive line is starting three draftees and none has allowed a sack. By PATRICK OBLEYSTAFF WRITERA mound of shattered personal records could be found at the “nish line of Saturdays Tri-County Invitational at North Port. The last signi“cant meet before districts came on a fast course under sunny skies and calm winds, which allowed Charlottes Aleecia Collins and Port Charlottes Tyler Wadsworth to shatter their personal bests en route to “nishing as the top local runners in the 15-school event. Collins, a senior, “nished second with a time of 19:15.73, shaving 33 seconds o her best time and 43 seconds o her best 2020 showing. I wanted to get the low 19s, that was what I was aiming for,Ž Collins said. My “rst mile was a little slow, so I had to pick it up my last two miles and I was able to keep pushing. The other girls in front of me were helping me pace.Ž IMG Academy, which competed as a non-scoring at-large, took the “rst three places overall and four of the “rst “ve. Lakewood Ranchs Grace Marston “nished fourth. Marston and Collins were the top two scoring “nishers. As a team, Charlotte “nished “fth overall, one spot behind Venice. Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota and Out of Door Academy took the top three spots. We all did what we had to do,Ž Collins said of the Tarpons overall showing. Were all set up for districts now. Im really excited for it.Ž Lemon Bay “nished sixth while North Port “nished 12th. On the boys side, Wadsworth eclipsed his personal record for the fourth consecutive meet. Saturdays time of 15:50.66 broke the school record for juniors and was good for second place overall. Wadsworth came into the season with somewhat lowered expectations after missing three weeks of training during the summer. That changed rapidly when he dropped his time from 16:34 to 16:08 at the Florida State University Invitational before just missing the junior record with a time of 16:00.59 at the Viking Invitational last week. Saturday, Wadsworth kept pace with overall winner Sarasota senior Orlando Cicilioni, crossing the “nish line just two seconds behind. (Pirates) coach (Ray Chumbley) wanted me to run with the “rst-place person and, depending on how fast they were going, either outkick him in the last mile or run with them,Ž Wadsworth said. They could be running the hardest race of my season in the 15s, or they could be going easy.Ž It turned out to be the former, but either way, the conditions at North Port aided Port Charlottes overall upward trend. All the sudden last week, we all hit major PRs,Ž Wadsworth said. The junior varsity, they all hit twoand three-minute PRs. This week they made another one-minute PR each and even the varsity runners made big PRs, so were all moving up.Ž Port Charlotte “nished seventh out of 20 teams. North Port led the way for area schools, “nishing third. Lemon Bay was “fth, Charlotte was eighth and Venice was 10th. Email: patrick.obley@yoursun.comPREP CROSS COUNTRY Collins, Wadsworth pace locals at Tri-County Invite Charlotte senior Aleecia Collins pushes herself over the nal 30 yards of the Tri-County Invitational at North Port High School on Saturday as Tarpons coach Chris George urges her on. Collins shattered her personalbest time, clocking in at 19:15.73 to nish second. SUN PHOTOS BY PATRICK OBLEYPort Charlotte junior Tyler Wadsworth rounds the nal turn of Saturdays Tri-County Invitational at North Port High School. Wadsworth nished second overall with a personal-best time of 15:50.66.Old man QBs Brady and Rodgers face off Sunday AP PHOTO/CHARLES REX ARBOGASTBuccaneers quarterback Tom Brady yells at his oensive line during a game on Oct. 8.


PAGE 4B SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/Ctried to put a W anyway we could. We knew we had a tough challenge in back-toback weeks.Ž Kessmans fourth conversion with 31 seconds remaining in the third quarter made it 28-19 before Jose Borregales gave Miami another double-digit cushion with his 37-yard “eld goal late in the fourth quarter. The drive drained 7:11 o the clock and prevented the Panthers from making a late comeback. Pitts defense is good every single year,Ž King said. They make you earn every single thing.Ž The Hurricanes struck “rst on Kings 35-yard touchdown pass to CamRon Harris midway through the “rst quarter. King retreated from an attempted draw and found an open Harris down the middle. King connected with Mallory on a 6-yard score with 6:44 left in the second quarter for a 14-0 lead. Kessman kicked two “eld goals late in the second quarter and got the Panthers to within 14-6. Pitt settled for the second “eld goal after being unable to capitalize on a drive starting at the Miami 12 that was set by Harris Fords 25-yard interception return. King found an open Mike Harley down the right sideline for a 38-yard touchdown pass in Miamis opening drive of the second half. Harley eluded a Panthers defender before reaching the end zone for his “rst TD reception of the season. THE TAKEAWAY The Hurricanes erased the frustrations of the loss at Clemson with quick-strike scores and a defense that allowed 22 yards rushing and forced Pitt to settle for “eld goals on three possessions inside the red zone. Red-zone defense is a mentality, to me thats where it gets into the culture of your defensive room,Ž Diaz said. Really proud of them the way they went down there and never panicked and made them kick “eld goals.Ž POLL IMPLICATIONS Miami will pr obably hold steady in the rankings. MALLORY STEPS UP With pre-season AllAmerican tight end Brevin Jordan missing the game because of a shoulder injury, Mallory accepted additional responsibilities as his replacement. When you got a player like Brevin out for the week, someones got to “ll those big shoes because hes a heck of a player,Ž Mallory said. Coming in, I hadnt gotten as many passes this year. I just had to step up.Ž UP NEXT Pittsburgh: Hosts No. 4 Notre Dame next Saturday. Miami: Plays its third night home game of the season next Saturday against Virginia.MIAMIFROM PAGE 1B COLLEGE FOOTBALL: CORONAVIRUS By MARK LONGAP SPORTS WRITERGAINESVILLE „ Florida coach Dan Mullen, who last week wanted 90,000 fans packed inside the stadium amid a pandemic, says he has tested positive for COVID-19. Mullen made the announcement Saturday on Twitter, saying his initial positive result was con“rmed by a second test. The 10th-ranked Gators had at least 21 players and coaches test positive earlier this week, an outbreak that prompted the Southeastern Conference to postpone Floridas next two games. With potentially dozens more quarantined because of contract tracing, Florida (2-1) would have had fewer than 50 scholarship players available to face the defending national champion Tigers (1-2) in the Swamp. Two assistant coaches also tested positive for the highly contagious virus. Mullen is the second SEC head coach, along with Alabama icon Nick Saban, to contract COVID-19 and the “fth overall known this season in major-college football, joining Florida States Mike Norvell, Arizonas Kevin Sumlin and Kansas Les Miles. Florida has started administering daily tests since it “rst suspected an outbreak following last weeks loss at Texas A&M. The 48-year-old Mullen says he has experienced mild to no symptoms.Ž Im continuing to self-isolate from my family, who all remain healthy, and am following all the guidelines set forth by UF Health, the CDC and our public health ocials,Ž Mullen tweeted. I am proud of how our players, sta and campus community have navigated this unprecedented time and hope all continue to be safe.Ž The Gators believe their outbreak started with two players „ one experiencing congestion and the other a headache late last week. Both suspected allergies and didnt alert team doctors before getting on the team ”ight to Texas A&M. Mullen raised eyebrows after the loss to the Aggies by saying he wanted to pack the Swamp against LSU. When given a chance to back down, he doubled down. He was given another chance Monday and dug in more. He “nally relented Wednesday and apologized if he oended anyone.Floridas Mullen joins players in testing positive for virus AP PHOTO/THOMAS GRANINGFlorida head coach Dan Mullen is the second head coach in the SEC to have a positive coronavirus test this week. Alabamas Nick Saban tested positive earlier this week, but tested negative three times to coach his team on Saturday night.COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP THE ASSOCIATED PRESSCOLUMBIA, S.C. „ South Carolinas Jaycee Horn was tired of hearing he didnt have the ball skills to be a truly exceptional cornerback. His play against No. 15 Auburn proved he did „ and led the Gamecocks to a breakthrough win over the Tigers on Saturday. Horn had the “rst two interceptions of his career and his pass break up led to a third „ all which South Carolina turned into touchdowns „ for a 30-22 victory that was its “rst win over Auburn in 87 years. Horn is a junior whos been a lockdown corner most of his career. If a team throws at him like that every game, hell have a game like that every game,Ž Gamecocks receiver Shi Smith said of Horn, the son of NFL receiver Joe Horn. NO. 1 CLEMSON 73, GEORGIA TECH 7 ATLANTA „ Trevor Lawrence wasnt focused on his near-record streak of passes without an interception, just as he has tuned out speculation he could be the “rst pick in next years NFL draft. Lawrence just had his mind on leading Clemsons oense and having fun. He brushed o the “rst interception he has thrown this season and passed for a career-high 404 yards and “ve touchdowns as No. 1 Clemson overwhelmed Georgia Tech 73-7 on Saturday. Led by Lawrence, Clemsons 671 yards and 73 points were the most allowed by Georgia Tech in the modern era. Its really fun,Ž Lawrence said. Thats why we practice and work so hard to get the details right and be on the same page. ... Its a lot of fun when your team plays like that oensively and defensively.Ž NO. 4 NOTRE DAME 12, LOUISVILLE 7 SOUTH BEND, Ind. „ When it came time to deliver, Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book stopped beating himself up and kept the No. 4 Fighting Irish unbeaten. Im de“nitely hard on myself, but my job at the end of the day is to get the W,Ž said Book, whose 13-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter together with Kyren Williams 127 rushing yards helped Notre Dame hold o the Cardinals 12-7 Saturday. Williams ran 25 times and had his third 100-yard game of the season as the Irish (4-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their 22nd straight at Notre Dame Stadium. NO. 11 TEXAS A&M 28, MISSISSIPPI STATE 14 STARKVILLE, Miss. „ Isaiah Spiller ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns and Kellen Mond threw for two scores to help No. 11 Texas A&M beat Mississippi State 28-14 on Saturday. Texas A&M (3-1) led 14-0 at the half and had 325 yards of total oense in the game. Ainias Smith caught “ve passes for 20 yards and a touchdown. Chase Lane caught two passes, including a 51-yard touchdown reception in the opening minutes of the third quarter. Mississippi State (1-3) had little oensive rhythm for the third straight game. The Bulldogs “rst touchdown came on Emmanuel Forbes interception return in the third quarter. KENTUCKY 34, NO. 18 TENNESSEE 7 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. „ Two years ago, Kentucky was playing well before being shut down at Neyland Stadium by a Tennessee team with a losing record. Wildcats coach Mark Stoops was convinced something had to change. What he did in 2020 was build a detour into his teams three-hour bus ride Friday from Lexington to Knoxville. A small change, but worth a try to snap a 17-game losing streak at Tennessee. Mission accomplished: The Wildcats beat the 18th-ranked Volunteers 34-7 on Saturday. TEMPLE 39, USF 37 PHILADELPHIA „ Anthony Russo threw for four touchdowns and Amir Tyler stued a two-point conversion try with a minute to go as Temple beat South Florida 39-37 Saturday. Tyler, who also forced a fumble in the “rst half, dropped Noah Johnson for a loss after USF scored on Leonard Parkers 1-yard run. Russo threw a 13-yard score to Randle Jones to complete a 19-point run that left the Owls (1-1, 1-1 American) ahead 39-31 with 4 1/2 minutes left. Arnold Ebiketie picked up a bungled USF hando and carried it 11 yards for a 32-31 lead after a twopoint run failed. Russo started the rally from an 11-point de“cit with a 12-yard TD pass to Branden Mack with 5 1/2 minutes remaining in the third quarter. ARKANSAS 33, MISSISSIPPI 21 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. „ Arkansas forced quarterback Matt Corral to throw six interceptions as the Razorbacks scored 24 points o seven turnovers in a 33-21 win over Mississippi on Saturday. Three “rst-half Rebels giveaways helped provide Arkansas (2-2, 2-2) a 20-0 halftime lead. It was the Razorbacks largest halftime advantage in an Southeastern Conference game since 2016, their last winning season. SOUTH ALABAMA 30, TEXAS STATE 20 MOBILE, Ala. „ Desmond Trotter tossed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Kawaan Baker with about seven minutes to play, helping South Alabama pull away in its Sun Belt Conference opener with a 30-20 victory over Texas State on Saturday. It was the Jaguars “rst win at the new 24,450-seat Hancock Whitney Stadium, which was limited to 25 percent capacity. NAVY 27, EAST CAROLINA 23 GREENVILLE, N.C. „ Nelson Smith ran for a career-high 157 yards and two touchdowns and Navy defeated East Carolina 27-23 on Saturday. Smith, a senior, bested his career high for the second straight game after gaining 120 yards in a win over Temple last week. Jamale Carothers added 82 yards and another score for the Midshipmen (3-2, 3-0 American). WEST VIRGINIA 38, KANSAS 17 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. „ Leddie Brown broke open a close game with a long touchdown run in the third quarter and caught one of Jarret Doeges three touchdown passes to lead West Virginia to a 38-17 victory Saturday over a winless Kansas team that was without coach Les Miles. Before a crowd of 10,759 in the “rst game that West Virginia allowed the general public to attend amid the pandemic, the Mountaineers (3-1, 2-1 Big 12) overcame a bevy of mistakes to beat the Jayhawks for the seventh straight time. LIBERTY 38, SYRACUSE 21 SYRACUSE, N.Y. „ Liberty rushing leader Josh Mack came down with a stomach bug Friday night, so Shedro Louis got the nod and helped sink Syracuse in a big way. The seldom-used running back scored on touchdown runs of 75 and 52 yards, quarterback Malik Willis passed for one score and ran for another, and Liberty beat Syracuse 38-21 on Saturday to remain undefeated. MEMPHIS 50, UCF 49 MEMPHIS, Tenn. „ Brady Whites sixth touchdown pass with just over a minute remaining completed a school-record 21-point comeback and the Tigers beat UCF 50-49 on Saturday to snap a 13-game losing streak to the Bulls. After White found Calvin Austin for a 4-yard score and a two-point try failed, the Bulls (2-2, 1-2 American Athletic) drove to the Memphis 22 before Daniel Obarski pulled a 40-yard “eld-goal attempt left with 19 seconds remaining. On the Tigers winning drive, a shovel pass to Tahj Washington on fourth down went for 52 yards to the UCF 5. Three plays later White tossed the game-winner to a diving Austin on the left side of the end zone.Nix picks cost Auburn in loss to South Carolina AP PHOTO/SEAN RAYFORDSouth Carolina defensive back Jaycee Horn (1) celebrates an interception against Auburn during the rst half of Saturdays game.


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PAGE 6B SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C GULF WATER TEMPERATURE Monterrey 89/64 Chihuahua 89/57 Los Angeles 83/62 Washington 65/51 New York 63/53 Miami 86/78 Atlanta 70/56 Detroit 57/38 Houston 87/73 Kansas City 47/36 Chicago 48/35 Minneapolis 43/27 El Paso 90/54 Denver 53/39 Billings 29/26 San Francisco 77/56 Seattle 61/54 Toronto 56/42 Montreal 59/49 Winnipeg 37/19 Ottawa 55/43 1 2 3 4 2 0 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery high 050100150200300500 620-50 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 / TONIGHTA stray afternoon t-storm Mainly clear and humidHIGH 88° LOW 74°45% chance of rain 25% chance of rainA thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon88° / 73°40% chance of rain MONDAYA thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon89° / 72°40% chance of rain TUESDAYPartly sunny and comfortable89° / 73°25% chance of rain WEDNESDAYMostly cloudy with a thunderstorm possible89° / 70°30% chance of rain FRIDAYMostly cloudy with a thunderstorm possible88° / 72°30% chance of rain THURSDAY758394968685Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 1.28Ž Normal month to date 1.85Ž Year to date 49.42Ž Normal year to date 45.97Ž Record 1.42Ž (1996) High/Low 89°/73° Normal High/Low 87°/67° Record High 94° (2018) Record Low 51° (1977)Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž High/Low 85°/74°Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 1.97Ž Normal month to date 2.29Ž Year to date 32.54Ž Normal year to date 45.16Ž Record 1.42Ž (1959) High/Low 88°/73° Normal High/Low 85°/66° Record High 93° (2018) Record Low 51° (1977)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 4.79 5.80 2.50 15.98/2018 Jun. 9.92 11.31 8.92 23.99/1974 Jul. 8.33 13.64 8.22 14.22/1995 Aug. 9.61 7.92 8.01 15.60/1995 Sep. 8.13 0.92 6.84 14.03/1979 Oct. 1.28 6.60 2.93 10.88/1995 Nov. 2.35 1.91 5.53/2002 Dec. 3.41 1.78 6.83/2002 Year 49.42 61.83 50.65 (since 1931) Today Mon.Apalachicola 82 70 s 82 72 s Clearwater 88 75 t 89 76 pc Daytona Beach 83 73 sh 84 74 t Fort Lauderdale 86 79 t 87 79 t Gainesville 82 67 pc 83 69 pc Jacksonville 77 67 sh 80 69 s Key Largo 84 79 sh 85 79 t Key West 86 78 sh 86 80 sh Lakeland 86 73 t 88 73 t Melbourne 83 77 sh 84 77 t Miami 86 78 t 87 79 t Naples 88 75 t 87 74 pc Ocala 84 68 t 85 70 pc Okeechobee 83 73 sh 85 73 t Orlando 86 73 sh 86 73 t Panama City 83 68 s 84 69 s Pensacola 82 67 s 83 67 s St. Augustine 80 73 sh 82 73 pc St. Petersburg 88 75 pc 89 75 t Tallahassee 83 65 s 84 67 s Vero Beach 85 77 sh 86 77 t West Palm Beach 85 79 t 85 78 t Today 3:48a 11:21a 5:50p 10:52p Mon. 4:17a 12:15p 6:59p 11:11p Today 2:25a 9:37a 4:27p 9:08p Mon. 2:54a 10:31a 5:36p 9:27p Today 1:20a 8:36a 3:40p 7:41p Mon. 1:44a 9:31a 4:59p 7:51p Today 4:20a 11:50a 6:22p 11:21p Mon. 4:49a 12:44p 7:31p 11:40p Today 12:40a 8:16a 2:42p 7:47p Mon. 1:09a 9:10a 3:51p 8:06p ENE 7-14 1-3 Light NE 8-16 2-4 Moderate Ft. Myers 88/74 storms afternoon Punta Gorda 89/74 storms afternoon Sarasota 89/76 storms afternoon First Oct 23 Full Oct 31 Last Nov 8 New Nov 14Today 9:25 a.m. 8:40 p.m. Monday 10:34 a.m. 9:30 p.m. Today 7:30 a.m. 6:57 p.m. Monday 7:30 a.m. 6:56 p.m. Today 7:27a 1:13a 7:56p 1:41p Mon. 8:30a 2:16a 9:00p 2:45p Tue. 9:37a 3:21a 10:07p 3:52pPUBLICATION DATE: 10/18/20 WORLD CITIES Today Mon. Today Mon.Amsterdam 55 45 sh 56 46 c Baghdad 96 62 pc 96 64 s Beijing 71 41 pc 71 41 pc Berlin 49 39 c 51 39 sh Buenos Aires 82 71 s 79 56 r Cairo 88 69 s 91 71 s Calgary 25 20 c 34 24 c Cancun 86 78 t 86 76 t Cape Town 69 54 c 65 54 c Caracas 90 74 t 89 75 t Dublin 56 50 pc 56 51 r Halifax 57 43 pc 58 51 r Kiev 50 41 c 49 37 sh London 56 46 pc 58 54 c Madrid 70 45 pc 76 57 pc Mexico City 77 54 pc 77 52 t Montreal 59 49 c 55 45 r Moscow 49 36 r 42 35 pc New Delhi 93 72 pc 91 69 pc Paris 57 41 c 59 51 pc Rio de Janeiro 79 70 pc 81 71 c Rome 66 48 pc 68 47 s St. Johns 57 48 pc 57 47 c San Juan 88 76 sh 87 75 t Sydney 72 60 sh 67 58 pc Tokyo 64 59 c 62 58 r Toronto 56 42 c 52 41 r Vancouver 55 49 r 57 48 c High 95° at Borrego Springs, CALow 15° at Kabetogama, MN(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)83°On Oct. 18, 1910, a hurricane in Florida caused 70-mph northeast winds on Floridas west coast. Q: Are cloudy nights usually warmer or colder than clear nights? 88/74 86/74 85/72 89/75 88/75 88/77 88/74 88/74 89/74 89/74 88/74 88/73 88/73 86/74 87/73 88/75 86/73 88/77 88/75 89/75 87/73 88/73 89/75 86/73 89/76 88/75 87/77 89/75 89/75 89/74Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. ©2020 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Knoxville 70 51 s 75 52 pc Las Vegas 91 64 s 90 63 s Little Rock 77 64 t 79 60 t Los Angeles 83 62 s 81 61 pc Louisville 66 54 c 67 58 sh Memphis 74 64 sh 79 61 pc Milwaukee 47 33 pc 47 36 c Minneapolis 43 27 pc 42 29 c Montgomery 81 61 s 83 61 s Nashville 70 59 pc 79 60 pc New Orleans 85 71 pc 85 70 t New York City 63 53 pc 64 55 c Norfolk, VA 69 60 s 72 61 pc Oklahoma City 66 42 pc 61 50 pc Omaha 48 32 pc 50 32 pc Philadelphia 65 50 pc 70 54 pc Phoenix 97 68 s 97 67 s Pittsburgh 63 49 pc 57 51 sh Portland, ME 59 41 s 60 47 c Portland, OR 64 54 pc 63 50 c Providence 62 42 pc 64 47 c Raleigh 69 49 s 74 53 pc Rapid City, SD 37 25 c 41 30 c Salt Lake City 72 48 s 72 46 s St. Louis 61 42 r 51 42 c San Antonio 90 72 pc 91 71 pc San Diego 79 65 pc 77 64 pc San Francisco 77 56 pc 74 55 pc Seattle 61 54 r 61 51 c Washington, DC 65 51 s 71 55 pc Albuquerque 80 49 s 79 49 s Anchorage 39 32 c 39 30 pc Atlanta 70 56 pc 76 58 s Baltimore 66 50 pc 70 53 pc Birmingham 78 60 s 81 60 s Boise 67 47 pc 68 44 c Boston 58 46 s 61 50 pc Bu alo 61 47 c 54 47 sh Burlington, VT 61 49 pc 59 50 sh Charleston, WV 69 50 pc 66 55 c Charlotte 68 47 s 74 52 pc Chicago 48 35 sh 48 38 c Cincinnati 62 49 pc 62 53 sh Cleveland 58 46 pc 55 46 sh Columbia, SC 72 51 pc 78 57 s Columbus, OH 61 48 pc 58 48 sh Concord, NH 60 36 pc 62 44 c Dallas 86 60 pc 73 62 c Denver 53 39 pc 71 46 pc Des Moines 47 32 r 45 32 c Detroit 57 38 c 51 38 sh Duluth 37 23 pc 39 25 pc Fargo 38 22 pc 40 23 c Hartford 62 40 pc 65 48 c Helena 34 31 sn 48 39 c Honolulu 86 75 sh 86 75 sh Houston 87 73 pc 86 70 t Indianapolis 63 43 c 56 41 c Jackson, MS 83 62 s 84 64 s Kansas City 47 36 c 48 39 pcA: Warmer. Clouds prevent heat loss to spaceseason and, in fact wasnt a big contributor during the regular season, but has come up big in the postseason. Figured it out yet? No, not Randy Arozarena. By now the entire world seems to be talking about the amazing October performance from the guy who some thought was a throw-in to the Jose Martinez trade. Almost one month to the day after Tampa acquired Arozarena, they dealt reliever Emilio Pagan to the Padres for Manuel Margot and catcher Logan Driscoll. At the time, the biggest question seemed to be what the deal meant for Kevin Kiermaier. Margot gave the Rays another speedy, defense-orientated center “eld type and the veteran Kiermaier had reason to worry. But the concern proved to be for naught as Margot appeared to be ticketed for work as a fourth out“elder, pinch runner, defensive replacement type. During the 60-game regular season, Margot hit .269 with a homer and 11 RBI and 12 steals in 145 at bats. But in the postseason, hes not only matched the batting average and RBI totals, hes hit four more homers ... in 108 FEWER AT BATS. Whenever the oseason arrives the Rays will have to make some decisions about their very crowded out“eld situation. A VERY BRADY SEASON Todays matchup between the Tampa Bay Bucs and Green Bay Packers is being billed as the battle of the old guysŽ as quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers face o. It seems as though every Bucs game this season has featured some sort of Brady-centric storyline. Week 1 featured the “rst old guys battle as Brady and the Bucs took on Drew Brees and the Saints. Then it Week 4 with the Los Angeles Chargers starting “rst-year quarterback Justin Herbert, it was the wily veteran vs. the green rookie. Last week against the Bears and Nick Foles, it was a rematch of Super Bowl 52, even though both quarterbacks were employed by dierent teams in that particular game. Down the line we can look forward to Brady vs. Brees, Part 2, Brady vs. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs (the greatest of all time vs. the greatest right now) and Brady vs. kind of old guy Matt Ryan (twice). I get that that Brady makes for good copy and good TV, but surely there are some other interesting stories to tell coming out of the Bucs camp. Email Sports Editor Scott Zucker at scott. and follow him on Twitter @scottzucker.ZUCKERFROM PAGE 1B “fth. While it wouldnt have been a homer, it robbed Marcell Ozuna of extra bases, and the Braves a likely run. Betts let out a emphatic shout while pumping both “sts, then celebrated with center “elder Bellinger while Buehler held his right arm high in the air. Buehler threw 65 of his 89 pitches for strikes, allowing seven hits while striking out six without a walk. After Atlanta loaded the bases with three singles in a row to start the top of second „ the last hit by his Vanderbilt roommate Dansby Swanson „ the right-hander really brought the heat, with 10 consecutive fastballs to get out of the jam. Austin Riley struck out on a 98.7 mph pitch before Nick Markakis took a called third strike on 99.7 mph. Cristian Pache, the 21-year-old rookie who had an RBI in each of his “rst four NLCS starts, was retired on an inning-ending groundout. It was a much dierent result than Buehlers postseason debut two years ago in Game 3 of the NL Division Series, when the Braves also loaded the bases against him in the second inning. After a walk drove in a run, Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a grand slam on the next pitch for a 5-0 lead. With Buehler out of Saturdays game, Nick Markakis greeted Blake Treinen with triple to right leading o o the seventh and came home on a one-out double by Acuña. The Braves had a strange sixth against Buehler, when Ozzie Albies hit a slow chopper down the “rst base line that was “elded by Muncy, who then made the tag before the ball popped out. Albies thought he was out and never touched “rst base. Muncy tossed the ball to Buehler, who tagged the runner already heading back to the Atlanta dugout. Swanson followed with his third single, before a stolen base and throwing error by catcher Austin Barnes sent him to third base. Riley then hit a long, loud foul ball into the upper deck only feet foul in the left-“eld corner before he struck out. GAME 7S The Dodgers are playing in a Game 7 for the third time in four years. They beat Milwaukee 5-1 in the deciding game of the 2018 NLCS, after losing 5-1 to the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series. Atlanta hasnt played in a Game 7 since its 15-0 win over St. Louis in the 1996 NLCS. SHORT HOPS The 14 homers by Los Angeles are tied for the most in an NLCS, and two behind the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays for the most in any LCS. ... Only once before have the Dodgers won three consecutive potential elimination games to take a series. That was in the best-of-“ve NL Division Series in 1981. They won the World Series that year. ... It was the “rst time in 10 postseason starts that Buehler didnt have at least seven strikeouts. He shares the record with Randy Johnson with nine consecutive postseason starts with at least seven strikeouts. UP NEXT Braves: Anderson needed 85 pitches to get through four innings in Game 2, when he allowed only one hit with “ve strikeouts. But he walked “ve batters in a game Atlanta held on to win 8-7. Dodgers: Gonsolins postseason debut starting Game 2 came after three-time NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw was scratched because of back spasms. Gonsolin struck out seven but allowed “ve runs in 4 1/3 innings. Kershaw pitched Game 4 on Thursday. AP PHOTO/TONY GUTIERREZLos Angeles Dodgers right elder Mookie Betts celebrates with center elder Cody Bellinger after robbing Atlanta Braves Marcell Ozuna of a home during the fth inning of Saturdays game.DODGERSFROM PAGE 1B


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | YOURSUN.COM | SECTION C By STEVE REILLYSTAFF WRITERENGLEWOOD „ While its nothing new for baseball and football playing “elds, arti“cial turf could be the newest thing coming to Manasota Key. The Charlotte County advisory Planning and Zoning Board unanimously recommended allowing property owners to line the perimeters of their properties with arti“cial turf during a recent meeting. Charlotte County commissioners are expected to be asked to approve the recommendation during their Oct. 27 meeting. Arti“cial turf does not seem to be the issue on Manasota Key. However, noti“cation of property owners may be more of an issue. The Manasota and Sandpiper Key Zoning Overlay guides development on the Charlotte County portion of the barrier island. The current zoning requires property owners to maintain a minimum 10-foot wide vegetative strip around the perimeter of their properties. Recently, some home owners, and future home owners have requested that arti“cial turf be allowed in the peripheral landscape strip,Ž wrote Shaun Cullinan, Planning and Zoning ocial in a memorandum to the planning board. County sta consulted with members of the Manasota and Sandpiper Key Advisory Committee before approaching the advisory board, Cullinan said. However, the advisory board failed to see enough members for a quorum. Ive learned a lot through this process,Ž Cullinan said. A caveat is that the turf base needs to be set upon sand or some other pervious surface that allow water to pass through and into the soil. Concrete, asphalt or other impervious bases are not permitted, since they could result in stormwater runo. No one spoke for nor against the arti“cial turf at the planning board meeting. What is more troublesome to some Manasota Key residents and property owners is that they were not aware nor noti“ed of a proposed change to their overlay plan, said Damian Ochab, president of the South Manasota/Sanpiper Key Association. Its better than green-colored cement,Ž Ochab said of the arti“cial turf. But as far the noti“cation, he said, Wed like clear and clean communication.Ž Email: steve.reilly@yoursun. comIs artificial turf OK for Manasota Key?Charlotte Countys Planning and Zoning Board says yes By CRAIG GARRETTSTAFF WRITERNORTH PORT „ Pete Lear squeaked through a tough few weeks this summer. But what happens next to North Ports city manager may very well hinge on the upcoming election, when at least two new city commissioners will join the board. Three North Port City Commission seats are on the Nov. 3 ballot. Two are open, since the current commissioners are not running. The third is a challenge to Mayor Debbie McDowell. Over the summer, Lear was suspended while an outside consultant investigated a workplace romance with a subordinate. Lear was married, and the subordinate was in a relationship with another city staer. Lear was placed on paid leave in July while a report was prepared by a Fort Myers investigator. The “ndings in August showed that Lear and Planning Division manager Nicole Galehouse had admitted their consensual relationship. The 59-page Sproat Workplace Investigations report detailed the aair. But Sproats report found little evidence that Lear had violated terms of his “ve-year contract, as ethics or integrity werent spelled out clearly, according to three of the commissioners voting to reinstate Lear to his $162,000-per-year job. After the consultant submitted the report in September, commissioners voted 3-2 to restore the city manager to his job. Commissioners Chris Hanks, Pete Emrich and Vanessa Carusone were in the majority. McDowell and Vice Mayor Jill Luke were in the minority, saying they wanted to “re Lear. Neither have backed o that position. But Carusone and Hanks are gone in November. Hanks ran unsuccessfully for the Sarasota County Commission, and his his District 2 seat is open. Carusone is termed out. There are six candidates vying for the three seats on the commission. (The seats held by Emrich and Luke will be up for election in 2022.)North Port report: Lear could face tough futureElection of new commissioners could lead to re-evaluationLEAR SEE LEAR , 4C By SUE WADESUN CORRESPONDENTEL JOBEAN „ Tim Berini of El Jobean passed away quietly, before dawn on March 2, with his son, Don, at his side. All his life he did things his way, refusing doctors and pills, accepting hospice care only at the very end. Faced with his own failing health, hed said, No ambulances and “re trucks.Ž He came from Michigan, but the 20-year-long owner-philosopher of Garden Roads Bean Depot Café & Museum had become an El Jobean legend and, according to his son, El Jobeans biggest fan. Hed ridden in the local Christmas parade, driving an old Cub Cadet lawnmower and wearing an airmans helmet and goggles. Hed been known to do headstands in his museums doorway, joking that it gave him a dierent perspective on things. Without Tim, there would never have been a Bean Depot Café & Museum. He preserved and reestablished the depot as the community hub it had been in the “rst place. It was Tim and the other founding partners of El Jobean Historical Properties „ Tims father-in-law Robert Wul“ng and C. K. Meyer „w ho got the century-old El Jobean Post Oce & General Store ƒ, railroad depot, temporary jail & residenceŽ onto the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. (The corporation is now held by son Don Berini; Dons mom, Ruth Wul“ng Anderson; and Meyer.) Don, now 40, moved away at 18, distancing himself, as kids do, from the little community where hed grown up. This January, when it became clear his father was critically ill, Don returned. Ever since, hes been heavily involved in running the Bean Depot. I knew how Pop operated the business,Ž he said. He was meticulous about the changes he made. It came from his career designing custom performance bikes. Hed say, Make only one change at a time, or you wont know what eect that change had.Ž So Tim made minimal menu updates, never installed a phone and took only cash. Then bluegrass musicians, who loved the down-home atmosphere, started coming in one day and became part of the place. Pop kept a list on top of the fridge of all the musicians who played here,Ž Don said. Theyd put down their name and number for the day they wanted to play. If we had a musician call out, Pop started cold-calling to see who wanted to come instead. When I started doing that, one of the “rst musicians I called said, Id love to, but Im going to be playing at the Grand Ole Opry that day!Ž Dons getting the Bean ball rolling again after shutdown, as bewitched by the old site as his father was, though he admits it needed every upgrade hes given it. Were keeping the old menu and updating the prices. In honor of Pops stubborn oldschool belief in cash only, well oer a discount to cash-paying customers.Ž After all, cash helped paper the walls and rafters with dollar bills, signed and stapled in place with the Dollar Bill Kit that they still use. Pop was a real sole proprietor, working 60 hours a week, cooking, managing, doing payroll by hand, pencil and paper. He ran it his way up to the end, lying in bed doing payroll and going over daily sales.Ž After Tims death, Ruth Anderson had to sort through 17 years of handwritten food receipts. With Pops passing,Ž said Don, we didnt know for a while who was in charge or how things were going to run.Ž Its clear whos in charge now. Don, who worked in manufacturing, has put in a computerized payroll system; a POS for credit-card sales; even, for the “rst time, a phone.Cool Bean! El Jobeans historic Bean Depot Café & Museum reopens, the same but better SUN PHOTOS BY SUE WADEGetting ready to reopen the Bean Depot Café & Museum are general manager Dulcie Holbert, proprietor Don Berini and Dons mom, Ruth Anderson. The Bean Depot Café & Museum reopens Tuesday.SEE BEAN , 4C adno=3768429-1You will receive my undivided attention from start to “ nish. 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PAGE 2C SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C By WARREN RICHARDSONSUN CORRESPONDENTSARASOTA „ With only six of its 10 members present, Sarasota Countys Charter Review Board approved a pair of amendments to the county charter this week that critics claim will sti”e future citizen-initiated changes. The review boards amendments must now go before the county commission for approval to be placed on the next general election ballot in November 2022, when citizens will have an opportunity to approve or disapprove. The new amendments, if ultimately approved by voters, would require: € Signatures from 10% of the registered voters in each of the “ve commission districts on any citizen-initiated amendment. € That the amendment not be in con”ict with the Florida Constitution, general law, or the county charter. € That the amendment face scrutiny by the county for legal suciency and “scal impacts. € That a sponsor of the amendment appear before the Charter Review Board to explain the proposal. Without discussion, the board unanimously approved the measures, although District 2 board member Donna Barcomb oered the explanation that the measures were meant to educateŽ the public. Critics thought otherwise. These proposed changes today add extra layers of regulations and bureaucracy on citizens rights to access their own charter,Ž Lourdes Ramirez, a Republican from Siesta Key, told the board. This is the last opportunity that people have to ƒ put something on the ballot if their election ocials are not responsive to the public will,Ž Dan Lobeck, president of Control Growth now, said. Critics have complained after the amendments became public in July that the new eort to add additional restrictions was a response to three citizen-initiated amendments in 2018, in particular the changed to single-member commission districts. Barcomb denied that the change in how commissioners are elected had anything to do with the new amendments. I felt there was a huge issue with the 2018 election, and I dont think people were well-educated about the amendments,Ž Barcomb said. The newly proposed changes come after county commissioners initiated a pair of changes to the charter that were approved by voters in 2018. Those changes increased the number of required signatures on a citizen-initiated petition to 10% of the registered voters in the county from the previously required 5%. In addition, petition organizers would have two years to gather the required signatures, starting the “rst day after the general election, and would have to submit them between Jan. 1 and April 1 of the next general election year. The changes approved by the review board come as Florida voters will vote on a state constitutional amendment Nov. 3 that would require changes to the constitution be approved in two elections instead of one in order to take eect. That measure too is being challenged as another attempt by the Republican-controlled legislature to limit citizen input on changes to the state constitution. It is not known when county commissioners will discuss the new changes approved by the Charter Review Board. Email: jondaltonwr@gmail.comAmendments could make charter changes more difficultBARCOMB By SUE ERWINSTAFF WRITERDo you have old boating equipment that is cluttering your garage or yard? If you do, Bill Schardt would like to help you. {span}Schardt is a member of Learn to Sail Southwest Florida, an all-volunteer, nonpro“t organization in Punta Gorda. {/span} {span}Volunteers are currently seeking donations of boating related items as well as entire boats, motors and safety equipment.{/span} We will be happy to come and get all the unused items in your garage or lanai,Ž Schardt said. This will be a win-win situation. Learn to Sail will bene“t by your generosity and you will be decluttering your space.Ž The club is located in the Bayfront building at 750 W Retta Esplanade, next to Gilchrist Park. Throughout the year we teach children and adults the wonderful world of sailing,Ž Schardt said. Our summer program has introduced hundreds of local children to the liberating sport.Ž The organization has been serving Charlotte Harbor since 2015. There are currently 35 volunteer members. This was a slow summer due to COVID-19,Ž Schardt said. We enrolled about 100 children, between the ages of 8 and 15. Normally our number of students is about 150 for the summer sessions. We provide need based scholarships for those families that qualify. During the rest of the year we hold seminars, open sail days, adult classes and private lessons as requested. Our instructors are U.S. Sailing Certi“ed and all volunteers must complete a Safe Sport course and a background check. We always need active volunteers for boat launching and retrieving, fundraising and general help. We also need cash donations. Our ”eet consists of 18 daysailers, 2 windsurfers and a couple of kayaks as well as two outboard powered safety boats. Donations are, possibly, tax deductible, due to our 501c3 non pro“t status. Several of our volunteers hold U.S. Coast Guard Captains licenses.Ž Call Bill at Learn to Sail at 443-852-0105 to arrange a time for pickup or dropo. For more information, visit Email: sue.erwin@yoursun.comSailing organization seeks boating items FILE PHOTO BY TAMI GARCIABayfront Center YMCA youth sailing students sail across Charlotte Harbor during a summer program.The Charlotte County Sheris Oce reported the following arrests: € Edward Cipollaro, 48, 5000 block of Wilson Drive, Punta Gorda. Charge: Violation of probation or community control. Bond: None. € Ceth Paul Thornton, 26, homeless. 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N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 PAGE 3CWhenever you hear the word nutmegŽ you may think of the popular spice. At Suncoast Humane Society, we think of one of our very own critters. Nutmeg is a 3-year-old male guinea pig that is currently searching for his new forever home! He was originally adopted Suncoast Humane in 2018, and returned to us in September of this year due to no fault of his own. When Nutmeg was being looked over by our medical team, they noticed that his teeth were extremely overgrown. Some may not know this, but small animals teeth never stop growing. There are also speci“c food pellets made for them, along with dierent chews they can have. These items are an absolute necessity for animals like Nutmeg, because they help to “le down their teeth. Unfortunately, Nutmegs teeth were so neglected that he could no longer eat. He wasnt able to chew any food causing him lose a substantial amount of weight and putting his life at risk. SHSs team contacted Englewood Animal Health Center and scheduled an appointment to get Nutmegs teeth trimmed. EAHCs medical team was only able to trim his front teeth. Nutmegs back teeth were so overgrown that he would need to be put under anesthesia to correct the issue, and with Nutmeg being so underweight, he wouldnt survive this procedure. Nutmeg is on a special diet right now, and needs to be bottle fed every 2-4 hours, along with having chews and toys to keep his teeth “led down. He gets pain medication every morning to ensure he is comfortable throughout the day. I was fortunate to foster Nutmeg to make sure he was getting around-theclock care, and within the “rst couple of days there was already a huge turn around in his behavior. He came out of his shell, began to show more energy and more of his personality. Every time Nutmeg sees his feeding bottle, he starts to whistle. He loves his feeding times and goes to the bottle on his own now, making the process easy. Nutmegs ideal environment to recover in is a foster or a forever home, where he can continue to get his scheduled feedings and care. At Suncoast Humane Society, we are always in need of fosters, whether it is someone who can work on behavior plans, assist with medical care or give the animals quality life outside of the shelter as they await for their forever homes. To learn more about Suncoast Humane Society, our foster program or to apply to be a foster, please visit or give us a call at 941-4747884 and we will be more than happy to help you get started. Fatime Duka is Foster Coordinator for the Suncoast Humane Society.Looking to add some spice in your life?Nutmeg is a guinea pig looking for a forever home FATIME DUKASuncoast Humane Society United Way of Charlotte County has been raising and distributing funds to bene“t the Charlotte County community since 1966. Our organization has grown and changed over the years, but one thing has remained constant, UWCCs ability to mobilize to help the most at risk members of our community and strengthen the capacity of local nonprofits to meet the needs of its most vulnerable citizens. This years campaign is especially critical as the community continues to address the challenges created by the pandemic. I invite you to join our annual Campaign Kicko on Thursday at 9 a.m. near the Sears Auto Center in the Port Charlotte Town Center parking lot. The annual fundraising campaign encourages individuals and organizations in Charlotte County to donate and support our mission to mobilize the power of our community to break the cycle of poverty. This years campaign theme is Mobilizers United.Ž Campaign Cabinet members will be hosting the Campaign Kicko via Facebook Live. Give us a Like at www. to get connected. The kicko will launch with an in-person event and online activities and will include volunteer opportunities afterwards. The 2020-21 campaign will run through the end of March 2021 and seeks to raise more than $817,000. In addition to monies raised directly, UWCC also manages city and county dollars, as well as Season of Sharing funds, which when combined will total over $1.8 million managed and invested in our local community this year. With 5 months left in our campaign, we still need to raise $498, 951. It is our “duciary responsibility to all our donors to make sure that their dollars are having the largest impact possible in the community. A dollar given to UWCC multiplies several times over because were putting it where we see the most impact in changing lives here in Charlotte County. The Campaign Kicko coincides with our annual Day of Caring which begins immediately following the kicko events. 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PAGE 4C SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/CDavid Iannotti and Richard Suggs are running for Carusones District 1 seat. Barbara Langdon and former commissioner Jacqueline Moore are running for Hankss District 2 seat. Moore won in the city primary, and Langdon took second place by a single vote against former commissioner Cheryl Cook. McDowell seeks a second term against Jerry Nicastro in District 3. All the six candidates have expressed concerns, doubt or questions when asked in voter forums or interviews about the decision to retain Lear. Many, though, have dodged a straight yes or no. McDowell, however, will have Lear on her radar should she get re-elected, she said Friday, urging discussion on his future at the citys “rst meeting once election results are decided. We cannot have this lingering over city hall,Ž McDowell said. It is not healthy for our sta. And will the new commission have the con“dence in (Lears) ability to lead the city? Thats the big question. It will be the “rst order of business.Ž Moore, the citys former mayor, had said she wouldve voted to remove Lear, had she been a commissioner. But what happens should she defeat Langdon is speculation, however. In my experience in leadership development,Ž Moore added, the ability for the senior most administrator to lead is trust ƒ and that has been broken. Part of community-building means that if theres a tear in the social contract, and thats one of my top priorities, that has an eect on the community.Ž Iannotti reserved comment on the future, but insisted that Lear had hurt the citys reputation. He disappointed a lot of people,Ž he said. Nicastro argued that Lear had taken ownershipŽ in admitting to the consensual relationship. Let him do his job,Ž he said, adding that he as a commissioner would deal with future circumstances on Lear if theres a problem.Ž Lears drama was over, as far as Langdon is concerned, as commissioners had decided the matter in September. How will it me work with him if I bash him,Ž she asked. What good is that going to do the city?Ž Considering how the coronavirus had impacted city “nances, Suggs said he didnt want to change horses in mid-stream. I have to consider whats best for North Port.Ž Lear on Friday oered that commissioners are free to do whatever they want to do.Ž Email: craig.garrett@yoursun. comSUGGS MOORE MCDOWELL NICASTRO LANGDON IANNOTTI LEARFROM PAGE 1C City of North Port Commission RaceDistrict Seat 1 David Iannotti Richard G. Suggs District Seat 2 Barbara A. Langdon Jacqueline Moore District Seat 3 Debbie McDowell Jerry L. Nicastro In the oce hes got four boards covered with colored sticky notes keeping track of tasks New,Ž Assigned,Ž Past DueŽ and Achieved.Ž Critical health-andsafety actions are bright pink; the less critical are blue. If Pop were here, hed lose his mind!Ž Don laughed. Tacked below the to-do boards is a 2018 reminder that Tim wrote, for himself and others, in such emphatic, capitalized script that his pen nearly pierced the paper: Never Forget. This Place is about Having Fun! Oering History. & Oering the Best We Have to Give.Ž Asked if hes going to run things like his dad did, Don said, You need policies and procedures, too. We were having very strong numbers before COVID-19, the property is paid o and we can hire additional sta to elevate the Bean „ not change it, but make it a better version of what it already is. Its a challenge. How do you improve without change?Ž Staying true to an Old Florida vision takes special sleight of hand in 2020. Don has thoroughly cleaned up the cafés screen porch, opening it to sunlight and breezes. He replaced old plastic seating with his own handcrafted wooden benches, power-washed the screen to such transparency that everybody thought it wasnt there anymore, weeded out the pepper trees that once blocked the backyard. This is such a beautiful porch,Ž said Don. I get why Dad loved it so much, but it needed cleaning.Ž Theyre strategizing how to open for season, changing as little as possible while following CDC guidelines to keep sta and customers safe. Don said, Man, it would be great to have Pop back with his 20 years experience, but he couldnt have kept doing things the same way in a pandemic. I want people to feel comfortable and safe. And I want to protect my four-week-old little girl, Macy.Ž Bean Depot Café & Museum ($-$$), 941235-0928, 4370 Garden Road, El Jobean, soft-reopens Oct. 20, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday to 9 p.m. Sewer installation on surrounding streets might slow trac during reopening, but it should be complete in time for a Bean Depot Halloween celebration. On Oct. 28, Charlotte County will place a historical marker directly across Garden Road from the depot, honoring the historic heart of El Jobean.BEANFROM PAGE 1CImmigration film, discussion seriesThe Immigration Justice Committee, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Charlotte County, 1532 Forest Nelson Blvd,. invites all to watch the new series, Immigration Nation,Ž a six-part series made in cooperation with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, and then participate in a series of online discussions. The remaining discussion schedule is as follows: Episodes 5 and 6: 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 21. To register, provide your name and email address to Immigrationjusticeuu@ A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each scheduled discussion. For more information, call 941-258-8473.Mid-County Regional Library closureThe Mid-County Regional Library will be closed from Oct.14-Nov. 10 because it is an early voting site. The Punta Gorda Charlotte Library will remain open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. TuesdaySaturday, and the Englewood Charlotte Library will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Curbside holds pickup will continue at the Mid-County Regional Library and all other library branches from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For information, contact Tracy Herman at 941-613-3188 or Tracy.Herman@ COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS PHOTO PROVIDED Bean Depot bluegrass night on the backyard stage. We Deliver. 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N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 PAGE 5COBITUARIESCHARLOTTEDr. Michael Charles AlpernDr. Michael Charles Alpern, 77, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away April 7, 2020. A Memorial Service for Dr. Alpern will take place on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Wyvern Hotel; 101 E Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Any donations in Dr. Alperns name can be sent to the Alzheimers Association. Please visit to leave condolences to the Alpern family and to view a full obituary.Jay Kendall AndrewsJay Kendall Andrews, 87, of Port Charlotte passed away on Oct. 12, 2020, at Port Charlotte Hospice House after a long illness. He was born in Mason City, Iowa, to Carolyn and Clarence Andrews, raised in Plain“eld, N.J., and settled in Brick, N.J., where he raised his family. He honor ably served in The Army of Occupation in Germany from 1955-1959 as a member of the Second Armored Division Band. After being honor ably discharged from the US Army, he earned a bachelors degree from Brockport State University in Brockport, N.Y., and a Masters Degree in Supervisory Education from Monmouth University in Long Branch, NJ. Jay was a beloved high school history teacher and dedicated ice hockey coach at Brick Township High School. Living along the Jersey Shore, he was an avid boater who loved both “shing and hunting. He was a Commander in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and a Master Mason in good standing at Durand Masonic Lodge #179 F&AM in Point Pleasant, NJ. He is predeceased by his brother, Ronald, and his son, Mark. Jay leaves behind his wife, Bette, his children, Jay (Susan) and Jill (Deanna), his granddaughter, Megan (Steve) and Bettes children, Henry and Catherine Halbuer. Interment will be at Sarasota National Cemetery. Due to COVID-19, all services will be conducted in private.Nancy BernerNancy Berner, 65, died Sept. 25, 2020. She was born in N.J. in 1955, where she lived most of her life. Nancy retired from UPS after 27 years & moved to Port Charlotte, Fla. She was a member of the Rock Calvary Chapel in Punta Gorda, Fla. Wife of late husband Bruce Oliver Berner. Survived by her daughter Trish (Paul) Dempster, of Port Charlotte, Fla., her sister Dale Maxwell, of Millville, N.J., & many extended family that includes several nieces & nephews. At this time the family has no services planned.Mildred B. SuggittMildred B. Suggitt, of Waterford, Mich., formerly of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Oct. 13, 2020, at 89 years of age. She was born April 4, 1931, in Detroit, Mich., daughter to the late Gustav and Emilee Bendlin (nee Feldt). Loving wife of the late Harold, dear Mother of David (Cheryl) Suggitt; sister of Irma (the late Armoun) Schnell; proud grandmother of Tracy Suggitt and Dana (Andrew) Temerowski; great-grandmother of Andrew Suggitt and Annabelle Temerowski. A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Coats Funeral HomeWaterford. In lieu of ”owers, donations can be made to Michigan Animal Rescue League (MARL), in Pontiac Mich. Kindly keep Mildred and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this time. To post a condolence, visit Gene V. VillarealGenaro GeneŽ V. Villareal, 80, of Sarasota, Fla., former resident of Port Charlotte, Fla. died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.Jeanne R. ZapfJeanne R. Zapf, 58, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, at BHPC with her loving boyfriend by her side. She was born Sept. 1, 1962, in Baltimore, Md. Jeanne worked for the Charlotte County Property Appraisers for over 32 years. She moved to Port Charlotte in 1987 from Baltimore, Md. Jeanne Volunteered for Charlotte County C.E.R.T. / P.I.O. She is survived by her boyfriend, Chris Shipman of Punta Gorda; daughters, Amber Zapf of Port Charlotte, and Jessica Zapf of Virginia, “ve grandchildren, Gabriel Charles Zapf and Colton Harley-Hanson Zapf of Port Charlotte, Deshauna, Malisha, and Jayden of Virginia; brothers, Steve Pully of Virginia, and Jon Pully of Maryland; sister, Marilyn Kenney of Maryland. Jeanne was preceded in death by her father Carl GeneŽ Pully, her mother Paula E. Helander, her grandparents, Charles Ellis and Pauline Beaver. In lieu of ”owers, donations can be made to Community Cats of Charlotte or the Animal Welfare League.ENGLEWOODHJ BanksHJ Banks, passed peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Englewood, Fla., surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life will be held on Oct. 24, 2020, at Duys in Sarasota at 11:30 a.m. To view the full obituary, details of the Celebration of Life and to RSVP, please visit www.peoplescooperativefuneralhome.comPatricia S. HoppMay 6, 1942 „ Oct. 13, 2020 Patricia S. Hopp, 78, of Placida, Fla., died on Oct. 13, 2020. Patti was born in Indianapolis to Charles and Bertha Pruett on May 6, 1942. She graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1960. Model, performer, and ballet pointe dancer, she performed with a USO Tour of European and Far East service basesŽ in 1960, earned titles as Indianapolis 500 Festival PrincessŽ in 1962 and Hillsdale Rose Queen in 1964, performed on the same billing with Sunny and Cher in Monticello in 1965, and many more. She graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette-Indiana, with a masters in physical education in 1966. Patti married James Hopp on Jun. 7, 1969, at Traders Point Christian Church in Indianapolis. She worked as a guidance counselor at Noblesville and Carmel schools for more than 20-years. She was involved in the Rotonda West Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10476 Ladies Auxiliary where she served as Chaplain. Patti is survived by her daughters and their husbands Melinda and Dean Ziegler, Marcella and Todd Huber; grandchildren Jackson, Alexis, Norah, and Gabrielle; step-grandchildren Jason, Chad, and wife Michelle; and great-grandchildren Marissa, and Jaden. She also left behind a sweet calico cat named Mango. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday Oct. 23, 2020 at Gulf Pines Memorial Park Chapel of Peace in Englewood, Fla. Funeral arrangements by: Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Donations to The Alzheimers Association in lieu of ”owers.Stephanie MasulaStephanie Masula, was born Jan. 9, 1945, in McKeesport, Pa. Daughter of Chaz and Ann Babic. Stephanie is survived by her older brother Dr. Stephen Babic and her younger sister Sally Ann Babic. Stephanie grew up in Duquesne, Pa., and graduated from Duquesne High School in 1962. After high school Stephanie began a career with Westinghouse Corporation in Pittsburgh. Soon after she met and married Robert Lawrence Masula and had three children: Bobby, Dustin and Lisa. The family lived in Monroeville, Pa., and in 1978, moved to Boca Raton, Fla. When she moved to Boca Raton with the help of her Brother, she brought a business Boca Bath Shop on Palmetto Park Road which she owed and managed for a few years. Years later she began a new career working for Levitz Furniture. In early 2004, she and her husband built their dream home in South Gulf Cove in Placida, Fla., and moved into their sunset years. The happiest time of Stephanies life was when she became NanaŽ to Cassidy, her granddaughter. Cassidy was the light of her life and enjoyed spending time with her. When she lived on the West Coast of Florida she made a new circle of friends. She enjoyed time with dinners, BBQs, Arts and Craft shows and a Sunday evening at Englewood Beach. First and foremost, Stephanie was a wonderful mother of three kids and a faithful and devoted wife for over 48 years. She was extremely proud of her heritage, her family and enjoyed life. When not working she always enjoyed the beach, art and crafts, bass “shing, shopping and trips to Disney World!. When Stephanie was 70 years old she developed Pancreatic Cancer and her long “ght began. While she fought for four years the cancer never broke her spirit, she was determined to “ght and live on and till her “nal hours she continued to smile and say Thank You! And I love you to all!! Stephanies surviving family members are her brother Stephen, sister Sally, three children Bobby, Dustin, Lisa and beloved granddaughter Cassidy Jean and a host of other relatives and dear friends. Stephanie left this world and entered The Kingdom on Sept. 18, 2020, at 8:15 p.m. We Love you Mom!! God Bless You! We will see you in Heaven. In lieu of ”owers the family asks that a donation is made in Stephanies memory to the American Cancer Society. Service will be held at Fellowship Church, located at 140 Rotonda Blvd W, Rotonda West, FL 33947, Friday Oct. 23, at 1 p.m.NORTH PORTFred William TimmFred William BillŽ Timm, 81, passed away in the early morning of Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, due to an injury. Bill was born to Harold and Grace Timm on Nov. 18, 1938, in Dallas, Texas. Bill was wed to Corinne ConnieŽ Lucille Aldridge on April 7, 1978, and they were together for 26 wonderful years. Bill is survived by his stepson Bruce Aldridge, grandchildren Calum Aldridge, Luke Wardell, Heather Bennett, and his sister and brothers. Bill served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He worked his career at and retired from the Ford Motor Co. Bill and Connie were resident in Richardson, Texas until moving to North Port in 1993. Bill was a member of and had numerous friends at the reptile, fern, orchid, bromeliad, and succulent clubs. Bill loved all creatures great and small. Bill also actively supported and worked with friends at voting activities. A celebration of Bills life will be held when appropriate. Featured EventsCar Show at the Military Heritage MuseumThe Military Heritage Museum will be host to the PGI Car Clubs first-ever Car Show on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Military Heritage Museum, 900 West Marion Ave. Punta Gorda.There will be a variety of antique, classic, and collectible cars on display, as well as the museums latest artifact, a Military Utility Tactical Truck. The car show is free however donations to the Museum are greatly appreciated. At 2:30 p.m., the Gulf Theater will feature the documentary is The Best Military VehiclesŽ. Charlotte County Democrats Food DriveThe Charlotte County Democrats will be collecting non-perishable food for distribution to families in Charlotte County. Our office is located at 3596 Tamiami Trail, #102, Port Charlotte, FL. We are open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. M-F, Saturdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m., and Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. If you have any questions, please call our office, (941) 764-8440. Charlotte State Bank & TrustCharlotte State Bank & Trust is holding complimentary webinars this week from 10 to 11 a.m.: Avoiding EstatePlanning Mistakes, with Celebrity Examples,Ž Oct. 20; Stocks, Bonds, and Exchange Traded Funds,Ž Oct. 21; and ŽFamily Administrating Your Estate Plan,Ž Oct. 22. To register, visit or contact Christine Hause at 941-624-1917 or Cape Haze Dr.BINGO is back! Be part of the exciting Bingo Action at VF W Post 10476! NO SMOKING Bingo starting Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at 7 p.m. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors. OPEN to the Public. Play to win CASH prizes and Split the Pot 50\50. BAR POKER NO SMOKING Every Sunday beginning at 2:30 p.m. PAID ADVERTISEMENTS How to list a Featured EventTo have your event listed in our Featured EventsŽ box that is published in the Sun send your wording and your contact information to at least two business days before you want it published. The cost is $10 a day and your listing can have no more than 400 characters. CHARLOTTE COUNTY MARRIAGES Edmund Alan Schrank, of Placida, and Lori Ann McKeown, of Placida. Amanda Nicole Kish, of Cape Coral, and Rodrigo Guimaraes Costa, of Cape Coral. Keri Elizabeth Oliveira, of Port Charlotte, and Brian Scott Lowe, of Port Charlotte. Adriana Jacqueline Mangia“co, of Port Charlotte, and Jose Daniel Jaramillo, of Port Charlotte. Thomasin Ames Hall, of Punta Gorda, and Sidney Quinn Parris, of Punta Gorda. Lindsey Morgan Sams, of Punta Gorda, and Andrew Timothy Vullo, of Punta Gorda. Judith Ellen Goodell, of Fort Myers, and Albert John Spangenberg, of Fort Myers. Richard Rendon, of Port Charlotte, and Michael Alice Crispino, of Port Charlotte. Karyn Deshannon Hartline, of Englewood, and Laura Marie Gilbert, of Englewood. Jennifer Theresa Vitiello, of North Port, and Kyle Jay Stephen Chermansky, of North Port. Luis Enrique Ramirez Aguilar, of Miami, and Rebecca Diaz, of Miami. Ashley Nichole Stephens, of North Port, and Doug Kenneth Richard, of Englewood. Steven Jay Roth, of Port Charlotte, and Debra Dodd Simonsohn, of Port Charlotte. Louis Michael Franek, of Port Charlotte, and Tiany Lea Hermes, of Port Charlotte. Danielle Lynne Angelo, of Port Charlotte, and Robert John Close, of Port Charlotte. Nicolas Edward Jones, of Port Charlotte, and Leanne Allison Schwartz, of Port Charlotte. Cameron Mikal Ruhl McGinnis, of Englewood, and Lindsey Lorraine Keene, of Englewood. Brion Matthew Keasey, of Port Charlotte, and Rebecca Michelle Ferrell, of Port Charlotte. Elaine Charlene Abate, of Punta Gorda, and Steven Paul Simard, of Punta Gorda. Jackie David Haes, of Englewood, and Janice Elizabeth Kundert, of Englewood. Joseph Dusperoux, of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, and Roselaure Jean Baptiste, of Saint Albans, New York. Devin Leigh Mulquin, of Punta Gorda, and Stephen David Correll, of Punta Gorda. Matthew Allen Buxton, of North Port, and Jessica Anne Huylebroeck, of North Port. Aia Khang, of Port Charlotte, and Brandon David Magiera, of Port Charlotte. Tishonna Natalya Riley, of Arcadia, and Claudio Alejandro Concha-Guzman, of Arcadia. Mary Mylene Manzano Padilla, of Port Charlotte, and Matthew Corey Hutchins, of Port Charlotte. Denise Annmarie Kowalik, of Huntley, Illinois, and Brian Jerey Biagini, of Libertyville, Illinois. Taylor Gregory Gates, of Centennial, Colorado, and Taylor Marie Mack, of Centennial, Colorado Robert Anthony Lusardi, of Lexington, Kentucky, and Nicole Marlaine Houle, of Lexington, Kentucky. Stephenie Jeanne Catts, of Germantown, Maryland, and Christopher Scott Oates, of Germantown, Maryland. Bradley Kevin Delauter, of Brighton, Michigan, and Luann Kay Lonnee-Regits, of Brighton, Michigan. Jenna Lee Rain, of Irwin, Pennsylvania, and Robert Christian Bante, of Irwin, Pennsylvania. Whitney Mequeal Berchtold, of Farmington, Utah, and Daniel Burton Diehl, of Farmington, Utah. Ashley Michelle Murphy, of Georgetown, Indiana and Zachary David Cole, of Georgetown, Indiana. Michael Dodds, of St. Catharines, Ontario, and Rosalind Wyvetta Grin, of Talking Rock, Georgia. Michael Spears, of Evergreen, Alabama, and Cierra Samon Frazier, of Hephzibah, Georgia. Katie L. Kaylor, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Trent Daniel McFadden, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Bret Charles Nigro, of North Fort Myers, and Susan Ann Billings, of North Fort Myers. CHARLOTTE COUNTY DIVORCES Nicolle Benedik v. Justin Benedik Lisa Custard v. Michael Custard Shelly Keller v. William Keller Lloyd R. McCraney Jr. v. Ashley N. Long-McCraney Stephon Parker v. Ciara Parker Sharon Tata v. Dale Campbell Peter Woodburn v. Ikhlasah WoodburnWEEKLY RECORD


PAGE 6C SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/COUR VIEWEllison seeks to unseat SteubeU.S. Rep. Greg Steube will defend his 17th Congressional District seat against challenger Allen Ellison in the Nov. 3 general election. Steube, a Republican, is a native Floridian who represents Charlotte, DeSoto and parts of Sarasota County in Washington, D.C. A U.S. Army veteran, he is a strong advocate of second amendment rights who served during his “rst term on the House Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, and Veterans Aairs committees. The Sun reached out to Rep. Steube through half-a-dozen phone calls, and an email requesting an interview. We talked three times with aides and requested either a virtual or in-person meeting. No one ever responded. He has been a strong supporter of President Trump and spoke out against what he called editorializingŽ by Twitter and other social media that he was were threats to the First Amendment and a danger to free and fair elections. His website carries a report where Steube was quoted saying ... Big Tech is overwhelming and these companies need to be held accountable for their clear ideological discrimination against conservatives.Ž He also joined Brian Mast (R-Fla.) in criticism of using dangerous chemicals to control invasive species in Lake Okeechobee and said he favored alternatives such as mechanical harvesting. Steube said protecting Floridas waterways were important to our future generations. He blamed Democrats in Congress for problems passing legislation that would lower drug costs. And, he was able to pass a bill to waive specialuse permit fees for veterans demonstrations and special events at war memorials administered by the National Park Service in the District of Columbia. Ellison is a native of Highlands County and an example of an up-by-thebootstraps success story. His wife of 18 years is a physician in Highlands County and he owns a salon and spa in Sebring. He took an American government class in college that sparked his interest in politics and his belief that people in power can make a dierence in lives. My Dad always told me everyone has a gift and my gift is helping others,Ž he told the Suns editorial board. He worked for “ve years in Washington, D.C. before moving back home to Florida. He was a candidate against Steube in 2018 but entered the race only 30 days before the election after the untimely death of Democrat candidate April Freeman. This time Ellison said he has had time to prepare for a tough race. I think when you send someone to D.C. they should represent all the people,Ž Ellison said. Rep. Steube is not representing his constituents. He twice voted against hurricane relief funds for Floridians. We need someone in Washington who will give us support. Not someone who wont help you pick up the pieces (after a disaster).Ž Ellison said Steube also voted against the stimulus bill that would provide “nancial relief to businesses nearly destroyed by the pandemic. He said he would take no money from big businesses like Mosaic „ which he claims dumps waste into the water system. Steube, he said, gets much of his campaign war chest from Big Sugar, Mosaic and other big spenders. In 2018 I debated Rep. Steube and asked him about the pollution in Lake Okeechobee and the blue-green algae and he said there was nothing he could do about it,Ž Ellison said. Thats not true. He can hold the polluters accountable.Ž Ellison said everyone should have access to Medicare and if Obamacare is killed, there will be 50,000 people in this district without insurance. He is against oshore drilling and is not con“dent Trump, if reelected, will keep his promise to protect Floridas shores. He said Social Security is a contract with Americans and Democrats and Republicans must do all they can to protect and expand it. Ellison believes Americans have a right to protest but he said those who would riot are keeping America from moving forward We need law and order but it should not be an excuse to run people over.Ž He said he is against defunding police. Instead, he said, police need money for more training to learn to deal with situations when they encounter autistic people and other similar situations. Ellison is smart and open to working with all members of Congress to help his constituents in Florida. We like his approach and are disappointed that Steube did not interview with the Sun. We recommend Democrat Allen Ellison for U.S. Congress, District 17. 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 Further questions, call 941-681-3003.Who supports Joe Biden? Ill tell youE:Who supports Joe Biden? Americans who dont panic over a nuanced word like socialism (which includes roads, public education, Social Security, and Medicare, and those corporate bailouts). Americans who unequivocally disavow white supremacists. Americans who believe 9/11, the Proud Boys, and science are real, the military is “lled with patriots, Christopher Wray on domestic terrorism, Robert Red“eld on masks and vaccines, H.R. McMaster on Trump aiding and abetting Putin, and Sully Sullenberger on leadership. Americans who believe hes a better choice: George Will, Charlie Dent, Chuck Hagel, William Cohen, Miles Taylor, Colin Powell, Olivia Troye, Dan Coates, Jim Mattis, Rex Tillerson, John Kelly, Bob Woodward, John Warner, John Kasich, Je Flake, Charlie Dent, Tom Ridge. Seventy GOP former national security ocials and congressmen whove called Trump un“t to lead during a national crisis. 175 current and former law enforcement ocials who slam Trump as lawless. 200 retired generals and admirals. 500 national security experts. Americans who understand economic indicators. (The stock market and real economy do better when Democrats are in charge. Ten of the last 11 recessions began under GOP rule.) Americans who realize that anyone can boost an economy temporarily by cutting taxes, eliminating consumer and environmental protections, and ignoring a ballooning national debt. Americans who live in a moral universe. (Protesting without rioting. Competent police. Rational immigration. Aordable healthcare. Ethical capitalism.) Americans who believe in integrity in government (abiding by the Hatch Act and bans on emoluments). Americans who believe in fact-checking and the truth. Who supports Donald Trump? Everyone else. S J Punta GordaTrump praised Chinas coronavirus responseE:Politico cites 15 cases of Trump praising China for its handling of the coronavirus: Jan 22 and 24 China is working very hard to contain the virusŽ; Jan 30 China working very hard....we are working with ChinaŽ; Feb 7 Xi is handling it very wellŽ and Xi is strong, leading a very successful operation, doing a very professional jobŽ; Feb 10 everything under controlŽ; Feb 10 under controlŽ; Feb 13 extremely capableŽ; Feb 18 working hard, tough problem, very professional; Feb 26 working hard to solve the problemŽ; repeatedŽ; Feb 28 spread going down, getting smallerŽ; Feb 29 tremendous progress.Ž The story behind the story: Feb 29 We just did a tremendous trade deal with China and planning another.Ž Then, Trump heard the rumblings that folks were pinning this pandemic on him. The Trump PandemicŽ started to make the rounds. Folks started equating the spread of the virus to Trumps ineective travel restrictions, weak, mealy-mouthed pandemic pronouncements. It will go away.Ž The April temperatures will kill it.Ž Fifteen cases will soon be zero.Ž It became the Kung Flu.Ž Since mid-August Trump has downplayed, minimized, denied, ignored the pandemic, even as deaths soared above 200,000 with no indication of abating. Finally, the piece de resistance: our self-anointed wartimeŽ president, the most tested, medically secure, protected of all catches the coronavirus. Poetic justice or what? An epiphany is on the horizon. Trump says he “nally gets it. Dont count on it. Who the hell was he saluting? Donald J. Trump: Finis. J J. M EnglewoodAvoid mob rule, vote RepublicanE:I read 950 people arrive in Florida daily from tyrannical states like Cuba, Venezuela, Michigan, New York and New Jersey. Lets hope they vote for individual liberty over mob rule. If Democrats take the White House, keep their House majority, and attain 50 Senate seats, they will install permanent mob rule. First, theyll abolish the “libuster, which gives the Senate minority sway over what legislation passes on the ”oor. Without it, 50 Democrats can pass anything, using the tie-breaking vote of the vice president. Next, theyll packŽ the Supreme Court with extra liberal judges to ensure any unconstitutional laws they pass are deemed to fall under the spirit, if not the rule, of law. Then theyll make Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. states, gaining four Senate seats. With that set-up, theyll get rid of the Electoral College, and run roughshod over the Bill of Rights. Without the Electoral College, voters in Americas most populace cities … like those that voted in the failed government of cities like San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York and Washington, D.C. … will determine the president of the United States for all of us. Our republic will die. Religious freedom will die, too. Allowed speech will be that agreeing with the elite. Theyll outlaw “rearms, ammunition, and self-defense. Police will be defunded and citizens left defenseless. Mob rule will reign. St. Pete diners were recently treated to a small sample of the vile mobs our new arrivals ”ed. Vote Republican or get the full serving. J T Punta GordaTrump beneting from drug stocksE:Trump declares he has Covid-19 and checks into Walter Reed Medical Hospital. His doctors treat him with an experimental drug cocktail made by Regeneron. The next day a company in California is suing Regeneron for violation of its patent because it includes a drug that they have patented. In the meantime, the shares of Regeneron are increasing on the stock market because Trump is doing wellŽ in the hospital and he wants to be released. He makes plans to be released on Monday night and the shares of Regeneron continue to rise. The interesting thing is that Trump has a huge share of Regeneron stock and is making money o of this whole charade. I, for one, would like to know what is really going on. Also, what kind of idiot would tell the American public not to be afraid of getting Covid. D R Punta GordaMusic helps get through hard timesE:I ask everyone in this incredibly awesome community to listen to this nearly half-century old song that is as pertinent now as it was back then. I promise it wont hurt if we all open our minds a bit and listen to each other much more often. Lets have and embrace dicult and somewhat uncomfortable conversations rather than avoid them as if the issues might just magically disappear when the weather is more suitable or some such nonsensical notion. This, my dear friends and neighbors, is not a dicult concept. Nor, by any means, is it new. Anyway, please enjoy Jesse Colin Youngs rendition of some Marvin Gayes song Whats going On/Mercy Mercy Me. P J. S. G Punta Gorda PUBLISHER AND EDITOR Glen Nickerson COMMENTARY EDITOR John Hackworth


N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 PAGE 7CElection Day is quickly approaching. You may have already voted, or youll soon be casting a vote for Clerk of Court. In 2016 I ran my “rst campaign for Clerk of Court, and was honored to receive overwhelming support from the community. I ran my campaign promising new, more convenient services for our citizens with modernization of the Clerks oce, while not ballooning the Clerks oce budget in the process. This message … modernization, convenience, and more services for less taxpayer cost „ resonated with voters of all political aliations throughout Charlotte County. Upon my election in 2016, I promised every citizen who voted for other candidates that Id work tirelessly to earn their 2020 vote. The Clerks oce employs nearly 100 people working in 10 dierent departments with an annual budget over $9 million. My 22 years experience working in the Clerks oce, coupled with my background and advanced training with internet and software technology have been critical to our oces success since 2016. In the last four years, the Clerks oce instituted the following programs for our citizens: free fraud alert, free e-mail/text court reminders, free online do-it-yourself legal forms, online jury smart-phone app, imaging of all deeds and public records dating back to 1921 (which you can view and print for free), improved online and in-person help centers, greater access to online, mobile friendly records, and remote Zoom marriages during the COVID pandemic. When COVID hit, our oce in coordination with our court agency partners literally reinvented our court system within days by transforming a live court system into a remote, online one, which allowed court cases to proceed forward. You might now ask Well, whats the increased cost to taxpayers for all these new services?Ž Im proud to report we reduced our budget every year for the past four years, and returned nearly $1.1 million in taxpayer funds to Charlotte County! Additionally, as comptroller for Charlotte Countys funds, our oce since 2016 increased investment earnings 116%, in that over $23.3 million was earned on investments as opposed to only $10.8 million the preceding three years before my 2016 election. These substantial increases in services, budget savings, and investment earnings would not be possible without my 22 years experience in the Clerks oce and knowledge of advanced technology. As a result of my proven results and budget savings since 2016, I have been publicly endorsed by more than 50 community leaders, including our sheri, state attorney, public defender, and all “ve school board members. A complete list of your fellow Charlotte County citizens endorsing me for Clerk of Court can be reviewed at My family has called Charlotte County home since 1998. Its where my children were born and raised. I feel an obligation to make my community better, not only as your Clerk of Court, but also as a proud Charlotte County citizen. Its a privilege to serve my community through organizations such as the United Way of Charlotte County, Leadership Charlotte (2015), Animal Welfare League, Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies (CARE), Boys and Girls Club, Team Punta Gorda, and youth sports coaching. As a proud Charlotte County resident, I feel a responsibility to serve my community. Both of my campaigns have focused on my experience, quali“cations, and proven results. Unfortunately, candidates like my Sarasota County opponent, without experience, advanced training, and proven results, turn to negative tactics. In these partisan times, I make a simple request. I ask that you do your research and vote, for the most quali“ed and experienced candidate with proven results. I encourage you to visit my website at or email me at Roger@EatonforClerk. com to learn more. I hope I can count on your vote. Upon reelection, I look forward to continuing to “nd innovative ways which provide you with more services for less taxpayer cost. Roger that!Eaton: Vote experience for Clerk of Court ROGER EATONCharlotte County Clerk The South Florida Water Management District recently approved a $14 million contract that could ultimately lead to 80 water storage wells being dug deep into the limestone aquifer north of Lake Okeechobee. The District wisely appears to be moving cautiously, approaching this with a transparent, science-based plan that responds to concerns raised by the National Academy of Sciences. These aquifer storage and recovery wellsŽ would pump excess water a quarter mile underground to lower Lake Okeechobee water levels, with only about half of it to be retrieved later. Recovered water would be used primarily to replenish the lake, meet agricultural needs, and rehydrate nearby wetlands. The 2000 Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan initially called for an extraordinary 333 wells, with the goal of holding 20 times more water than the worlds largest storage site of its kind. In response, the District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers identi“ed several issues to be addressed before the project could go forward. A plan was developed to conduct “ve pilot studies to examine the suitability of the technology for ecological restoration, but because of funding shortages only two of the test sites were ever constructed. Although the pilot studies resolved many questions about the technology, the National Academy of Sciences warned that they raised several new concerns and left unanswered the potential risk of introducing toxins into sensitive wetlands. Even with a pared-back plan with fewer wells, uncertainties about their ecological eects are still too great to justify nearterm, large-scale implementation, the Academy cautioned. Problems were exposed at every stage of the process: the quality of the water injected into the aquifer, the impact of the water on the aquifer (and vice versa), and the eects of the recovered water on the environment. Injecting water that is already polluted with high levels of iron, organic compounds and oxygen into the aquifer is a recipe for disaster, but water injected at the two pilot sites commonly contained bacteria and parasite indicators of human pathogens. The recovered water failed some toxicity tests and had an adverse impact on the surface water, aecting the reproduction of some species of aquatic animals. Other species showed evidence of arsenic buildup. Pilot testing was unable to resolve other issues related to water quality including levels of calcium, sulfate and phosphorus in the recovered water. Some claim that phosphorus levels in the recovered water were actually lower, but the National Academy of Sciences cautioned that there is no agreement on whether this is a temporary, short-term eect or the result of an actual containment of pollution within the aquifer. Before proceeding further, the Academy recommended additional studies to examine possible methods to reduce concentrations of arsenic, trace metals and sulfate. Sulfate is an important chemical that might lead to the harmful bioaccumulation of mercury in animals throughout the Everglades. Both the Army Corps of Engineers and the National Academy of Sciences also identi“ed serious questions about cost. Over the life of the project, the 80 wells planned for north of Lake Okeechobee will waste more than twice the volume of the lake itself, making alternatives such as above ground storage reservoirs potentially more cost-eective. Before any large-scale implementation takes place, the National Academy of Sciences recommended a thorough testing and evaluation phase including modeling, laboratory experiments and additional pilot testing. None of the recommended testing has occurred in the intervening “ve years. Although the Districts planned coring and monitoring wells (which are pre-requisites to further construction) may address some of the questions raised, whats been lacking is a clear and transparent, science-based methodological process to protect the ecosystem and the public. Happily, the Water District now appears positioned to approve just such a process „ a go or no-goŽ science plan that can ensure that each of these critical issues is resolved before work proceeds. This is a welcome change from the way we have addressed Floridas water issues in the past „ with a know-it-allŽ approach that we are all paying for now. With every well-intentioned eort came unanticipated consequences that caused new problems and the solutionsŽ generated a whole new set of complications. Without a speci“c, science-based plan to evaluate the consequences of this project, to borrow from Stuart Applebaum, the former Army Corps of Engineers Deputy for Restoration Program Management, the aquifer storage and recovery wells would be exactly like the Apollo mission … except that we wont know where the moon is, or how to “nd it, or whether it is made of green cheese. Eric Eikenberg is CEO of The Everglades Foundation. The Invading SeaŽ is the opinion arm of the Florida Climate Reporting Network, a collaborative of news organizations across the state focusing on the threats posed by the warming climate. Wells could store good water underground ERIC EIKENBERGEverglades Foundation CEO Socialism versus capitalism, no choiceE:I have hesitated for over three years to write to your editorial page. But a letter I read in todays paper justi“ed what I view as the biggest problem facing our country today, namely uninformed, ignorant folks that vote their convictions based on emotions rather than sensible solutions. A writer stated that socialism isnt a dirty word.Ž She quoted her dictionary stating Political thinking or doctrine whereby all members of society bene“t from and share in the production, work and product.Ž She then stated that if you dont like socialism, then lets get rid of Social Security, abolish Medicare, close public schools and discontinue mail delivery, etc. Lets educate anyone else with similar thoughts. Social Security is an insurance policy paid into through payroll taxes. You pay into it until you reach the age of 62 or 65. If you continue to work, you still pay into it, diminishing your bene“t. I have been paying into Social Security since I was 13. I am 83 and still working. Likewise, Medicare was created in 1968. You pay into it through payroll taxes and cannot utilize it until you are 65. Public schools are funded through real estate taxes and as for mail delivery, you buy stamps or pay for parcel post. I would encourage anyone preferring socialism to capitalism to save themselves a lot of time and simply move to Russia, China, Cuba or Venezuela! The writer closed her letter by suggesting we look up the word ignoramus.Ž I did, the de“nition came back with the writers name. J D S. Lake SuzyWe dont want what Democrats oerE:Biden and Harris will bring feudalism, socialism and will bring bigger government, Medicare for all and wealth tax. The Democratic party wants anarchy which created democracy to destruction, violent protesters. And many have deranged behavior. Who is paying for these violent protesters from state to state? Treason? Trump is a law and order president, is pro-life, and brings jobs here. Keep the Senate Republican majority! Cities, states are $1 trillion in debt, Florida $76 billion in debt. We have rising unemployment, federal state worker and retailer layos, and 45% of small businesses will fail because of COVID-19. Sadly 1 in 4 teachers and 1 in 5 healthcare workers opt out. 56% want remote classes. Only 44% want classroom in the schools. 56% want the governor to open up the state early. Nursing homes should be under federal mandate, regulations, CDC, health codes, etc. If they dont follow the guidelines, shut them down! Florida should mandate mask wearing! Our election should have analogue, not digital voting. It will never be secure. We are under attack be sophisticated adversaries, foreign and domestic. This year there will be more fraud! Once was is gone forever? Climate change is here now. The Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean are 95-96 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature index is above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The jet stream has produced storms in southeast United States, causing destruction, “res, ”ooding and deaths. G T. W Englewood


PAGE 8C SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C Nathaniel and Patricia Primus Sr. are celebrating 50 years of marriage. Nathaniel and Patricia were married on October 24, 1970 in Arcadia Fla. Together they built a friendship, found love, and raised a family of four children. They have 5 grandchildren and 1 greatgrandchild. Nathaniel and Patricia built their marriage on the foundation of Love, Faith, and Hope. These principals have kept them together and we the children wish them many more years of blessings and happiness! 50th Anniversary George and Anna Spielhaupter will celebrate their 70th anniversary on October 22, 2020. The couple were married in Detroit, Michigan at St. Peter Lutheran Church. They were snowbirds for 25 years and spent that time at the Lazy Lagoon Park in Punta Gorda, Florida. Four years ago, the couple became Floridians staying at the Lazy Lagoon up until two years ago when they became residents of the Village Place in Port Charlotte. They have one son, George W. (Judith) and two grandchildren, Eric (Lisa) and Kelly (Dewitt). George and Anna have “ve great grandchildren: Evan, Tanner, Andrew, Katelyn and Jacob Dewitt. They have one step great-grandson named Collin Hendericks. 70th AnniversaryWe run birthday announcements with a photo in Sundays Sun. Email your photo, along with the name, age and birth date, to newstips@ Happy birthday to LeRoy GunsŽ Lee, who turned 78 today. Happy birthday to Ronald Brown, who turns 80 today. BIRTHDAYS Happy Birthday to Alice Buck, who will turn 100 on October 25. COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSHijacked HalloweenHijacked Halloween is 3-6 p.m. Oct. 31 at the American Legion, 6648 Taneytown St., North Port Estates. Its a contactless drive-thru featuring more than 100 trunks of goodies hosted by the North Port Kiwanis. Children will vote on the top two best-decorated trunks. Anyone, nonpro“t, business or church or youth group interested in having a trunk or sponsoring one can call Justin at 941-2377907. Families are asked to bring a pop-top canned good to be distributed to the needy through North Port Social Services.Haunted drive-thruFrom 8-11 p.m. Oct. 31 is a haunted drive-thru at the American Legion, 6648 Taneytown St., in North Port Estates. Drivers travel 5 mph while trappedŽ inside your vehicle, watching scenes from horror movies come alive. There might be a few dangerous, crazed prison escapees on the loose. The drive-thru is not recommended for children 10 and under. The event is free but a non-perishable item is recommended as a donation. Call 941-423-7311 for more information.Out of the BoxThe North Port Art Center, 5950 Sam Shapos Way, will exhibit Out of the BoxŽ through Nov. 7. Artwork will be created on unusual surfaces such as palm pods, boat paddles, fan blades and various shapes. Stop by to view this unusual and fun exhibit. The art center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5950 Sam Shapos Way. Call for additional information at 423-6460 or visit www. Creek scrambleThe Heron Creek Community Foundations 10th annual fundraising golf tournament is set for Oct. 23 at Heron Creek Golf & Country Club, 3401 S. Sumter Blvd., North Port. Entry fee is $125 per player in this four-person scramble. There will prizes, continental breakfast. Proceeds bene“t the nonpro“t foundation that has awarded nearly $400,000 in grants to North Port Community causes. The foundation is also auctioning premium golf cart seats as a fundraiser, and you dont have to participate in the tournament to enter the auction. Aordable Golf Cars of Venice donated a preimium Bolster Seat. Bids will close at 3 p.m. Oct. 23. The winning bidder will coordinate with Aordable Golf Cars to select their seat to match their make of golf cart and to choose the colors for their new seat. 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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | YOURSUN.COM | SECTION D By MELISSA RAYWORTHASSOCIATED PRESSNina Bryant will cook a feast for Thanksgiving this year, as always. Bryant works as an executive chef. But in her own family, shes the one everyone depends on to prepare her grandmothers recipes, which spark memories at the holidays. So along with a turkey, Bryant will make her grandmothers sweet potato soue, and “ngerling potatoes with tender asparagus. This time, because of the pandemic, shell do it all several days before Thanksgiving, then ship portions from her home in Florida to her family around the country. That same week, Jeannine Thibodeau plans to go all out as well. Shell bake brownies three days in advance. Then shell roast a turkey, along with about 5 pounds of mashed potatoes and gravy and stung and green beans and cranberry sauce.Ž Since she cant welcome the friends shed normally invite, shell pack ample portions in gift bags with handwritten notes, then place the bags on her stoop for contactless pickup on Thanksgiving Day. Once mealtime arrives, Bryant and Thibodeaux both plan to “re up digital devices and connect with loved ones over Zoom. Family and friends will eat together, apart, sharing in the communal experience of a holiday meal without being able to ask each other to pass the gravy. It ever there were a year when people could use the comfort of a big holiday dinner, this is it. Yet in 2020, a joyful, multigenerational meal around a crowded, indoor dinner table is a potentially high-risk activity. My Thanksgiving is going to look very dierent this year,Ž Dr. Anthony Fauci told CBS Evening News last week. The infectious-disease expert said his children wont be coming in from out of town out of concern for me and my age.Ž Fauci said he understands Rethinking the holidaysPeople already are looking for creative and safe ways to celebrate SHUTTERSTOCKRitual holiday celebrations have been with us since the beginning, but there is always room for improvisation, especially durin g a pandemic. JENNIFER FLISSWith COVID-19 making indoor dinners with friends a potential health risk, Jennifer Fliss, front left, had a socially-distanced Rosh Hashanah supper with neighbors in her Seattle driveway this year, as seen in this photo from Sept. 19. Shell do the same next month when she serves them Thanksgiving dessert under a pop-up tent. JENNA WATSON/AP FILEIn this Nov. 15, 2014 le photo, friends share a toast during Mallory and Kevin Peters annual FriendsgivingŽ gathering at the Peters home in Pickerington, Ohio. As the holidays approach, the pandemic is forcing people to come up with creative ways to celebrate. Traditions are great, but its OK if you do something dierent.ŽJennifer Fliss Who will serve Thanksgiving dessert in a pop-up tent in her drivewaySEE HOLIDAYS | 3D Political advertisement paid for and approved by David Jones, Democrat, for Florida House of Representatives District 75.adno=3768818-1 FL HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES … DISTRICT 75DAVID JONESVOTEHell vote for YOUR Interest, NOT special interest! s trict 75 . adno=37688181


PAGE 2D SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C By GRETCHEN MCKAYPITTSBURGH POST GAZETTEHow do I know its really fall? Instead of tomatoes and corn, my local farm stand has several dierent varieties of squash on display next to the jacko-lantern pumpkins. Acorn squash lends itself to pasta because it has a sweet and creamy ”esh that gets even sweeter when you roast it, and it pairs nicely with cheese. To make the “lling, you can either puree the roasted squash and then mix it with the ricotta or simply layer slices or chunks of the cooked vegetable on top of the noodles with cheese. If you dont care for kale, substitute spinach or leave it out altogether. Its also OK to use tomato sauce instead of bechamel and tuck cooked ground meat or sausage between the layers to make carnivores happy. Using no-cook noodles cuts down on the mess and prep time, but completely cover them in sauce or theyll be crispy instead of tender. Allow your lasagna to sit for at least 10 minutes after pulling it out of the oven, or it will fall apart in a gloppy mess when you cut it.Acorn Squash Lasagna has a touch of fallDish gets a vegetarian twist ACORN SQUASH AND KALE LASAGNASERVES 6 TO 8.1 medium acorn squash 1 cup ricotta cheese (whole milk or part-skim) 2 tablespoons butter ¼ cup all-purpose flour 4 cups whole milk ‡ teaspoon grated nutmeg ½ teaspoon salt, plus more for kale mixture ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 ½ cups grated Parmesan cheese, divided 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups chopped kale 3 tablespoons chopped fresh sage 15 no-boil lasagna noodles (from one box) 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Halve the squash lengthwise, discard the seeds and roast until tender, about 30 minutes. Let cool slightly, then scoop out flesh into a medium bowl and mash with a fork. Stir in the ricotta cheese. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees. 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N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 PAGE 3D the emotional attachment people have to Thanksgiving and holiday gatherings, but urged everyone to be careful this year. Each family has to evaluate the risks, especially with relatives who arrived on airplanes, and protect the elderly and people with underlying conditions. What does it look like when when longstanding holiday traditions cant happen? ROOM FOR IMPROVISATION Ritual celebrations have been with us since the beginning, but there has always been room for improvisation, says Hanna Kim, department chair of anthropology at Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y. She points to recent New York Times wedding announcements as an example of how people can rethink traditional celebrations. These announcements, she says, show the range of ways in which those getting married have in fact drilled down to what is most of signi“cance for them „ and with no homogeneity.Ž We can bring that same creativity to Thanksgiving and other holidays this year, says Catherine Sanderson, professor of psychology at Amherst College. Rituals make the ordinary extraordinary,Ž says Sanderson. A pumpkin pie on a random day in October is just a pumpkin pie. But a pumpkin pie on the fourth Thursday of November is not just pumpkin pie: Its part of Thanksgiving. Our intentions, coupled with the season, elevate it.Ž And thats true even if the ritual has been moved because of unique circumstances. Jennifer Fliss will serve dessert in her Seattle driveway under a pop-up tent this Thanksgiving. She already tested out the process by sharing a socially distanced Rosh Hashanah dinner there with another family. Traditions are great,Ž Fliss says. But its OK if you do something dierent.Ž Shes wondering if this disrupted holiday season will give rise to new traditions. In the future, she says, families might say, Oh, we started this tradition of eating dessert outside because of that one year we ate it outside.Ž This crisis, she says, could be the entryway into something.Ž EXAMPLES IN HISTORY History oers plenty of examples of this, says Jodi Eichler-Levine, a professor of Religion Studies at Lehigh University. During the era of mass migration from Europe to the United States, people whod emigrated suddenly had no way to celebrate major holidays with those theyd left behind. So Jewish families began creating elaborate postcards to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. They were this gorgeous new art form,Ž Eichler-Levine says. People could share their sentiments even though they could not physically be there with their loved ones.Ž The key this year, Sanderson says, may be accepting that things needs to evolve „ and avoiding comparisons with celebrations from years past. If you try to replicate past holidays exactly, its likely that this years will feel inferior. But if we can embrace changes, we might really enjoy it. Liz Devitts Christmas celebration this year is a prime example. Devitt knew that outdoor meals in Massachusetts would be easier in September than on Christmas Day, and it seemed wise to get together with her elderly parents before COVID cases likely rise this winter. So in mid-September, Devitt locked up her home in St. Louis and made the 20-hour trek to Boston. Soon she was “lling Christmas stockings at her mothers home and admiring sentimental ornaments on a tree at her Dads house. Her family has a slew of favorite traditions. They incorporated the ones they could: Along with giving each other piles of scratch-o lottery tickets, we had the stockings. We had the Christmas cards. We had the Christmas music and the candles,Ž she says. And we had our sappy Hallmark Christmas romance movies.Ž And they skipped those that were impossible, likecutting down a Christmas tree together at a farm near her fathers house. It wasnt normal, she says, celebrating Christmas on Sept. 27 with her dad and Oct. 3 with her mom. But it was kind of wonderful. HELPING OTHERS Bree Carroll, an Air Force spouse, is hoping shell have the same sort of dierent-but-wonderful holiday season this year. Carroll is an event planner. Last year, she helped Every Warrior Network stage a Thanksgiving feast for 1,000 airmen and their families at a convention center in Shreveport, Louisiana „ something now unimaginable during the pandemic. So this year, from her new home at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, Carroll is organizing families to each share their Thanksgiving holiday with one or two of the single airmen who live on base. Its the perfect year to give them a place to call home,Ž she says, because they wont be able to travel to see their own relatives. Traditions are something that we should hold dear and hold close,Ž Carroll says. But also, there are opportunities to do some dierent things and share in other peoples traditions and cultures.Ž A pandemic doesnt have to be like a dealbreaker when it comes to holidays like this,Ž she says. You just have to get creative and just focus on the heart of the why. Why are we getting together for these holidays?ŽHOLIDAYSFROM PAGE 1D Plus side of smaller celebrationsThe holidays are one aspect of life that have been modified as people continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Its easy to lament that extended family may not be able to travel or celebrate the holidays together. However, there is something to be said for small gatherings, especially if everyone is following safety protocols. The following are some of the positive aspects of scaling back holiday festivities. More personal: Certainly it can be great to see distant cousins or old college roommates for the holidays. But the more people who you see each holiday season, the less personal interaction you get. When the holidays are scaled back, dinner becomes more intimate and everyone can exchange gifts and see their loved ones reactions. Reduced expenses: Putting out an extensive holiday spread and entertaining 10 or more people can be expensive. Small gatherings are less expensive because theres fewer mouths to feed. Ability to splurge: On the other side of the financial coin, having fewer people for the holidays means one can indulge on items that may not be possible when hosting a crowd. Therefore, if chicken was normally on the menu, it could be possible to upgrade to a roast or something indulgent like lobster and other seafood. In addition, a small holiday celebration may free up the budget to spend more on gifts. Special touch: When there are only a few people celebrating, hosts can go the extra mile to give celebrations a special touch. Create a special holiday dessert even if the recipe is timeconsuming. In addition, immediate family can pile into the car to tour the neighborhood decorations, something that may not be as manageable with a motorcade of relatives.SOURCE: MCC DAVID GOLDMAN/AP FILE PHOTOIn this Nov. 20, 2013 photo, Shipley Smith, 7, left, is chased by his brother Slaton, 10, around a Christmas tree after posing for their family holiday card at Cobb Countys Cumberland Mall, in Atlanta. For many people, its hard not to think about the upcoming holidays already. Some folks are holding early Christmas celebrations so they can be outdoors while the weather still allows it. SHUTTERSTOCKGet creative and focus on the why of the holiday, not on what you cant do this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. RO SIMANTEL PHOTOGRAPHYIn this Nov. 24, 2019 photo, Bree Carroll helped Every Warrior Network stage a Thanksgiving feast for 1,000 airmen and their families at a convention center in Shreveport, La. 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PAGE 4D SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C YOURE TELLING ME!BY SAM EZERSKY / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Marvel at7 L.G.B.T.-aligned advocacy group since 198712 Occasion to get all gussied up19 Stroke of good fortune21 Newswoman Sawyer22 You aint lyin!23 What the Old English called Winterfylleth24 To a cosmetician: Youre ƒ26 Home to Antilia, the worlds most valuable private residence (27 floors, $2.2 billion)28 Is29 Kind of clef30 To a produce vendor near closing time: Youre ƒ34 The B in GB35 Fishermans ____ (San Francisco attraction)36 Utter nonsense37 Eyes: Sp.39 Feature of a batter that needs more whisking40 Wong of stand-up comedy41 Drive (away)42 Laughing matter?45 Palindromic rulers47 To a bad free throw shooter: Youre ƒ52 All ____54 Ruin, as plans55 Crowd noise56 Blubbers60 The doves-foot cranes-bill, for instance62 Big seller of animal supplies63 To a temp worker: Youre ƒ65 To a rude driver: Youre ƒ68 Architect Frank69 Sci-fi classic featuring the Three Laws71 Taylor Swifts first No. 1 country hit, 200772 Things stuck in clogs73 Itching to eat and irritable about it, in slang75 [Leave it]76 With 98-Across, to an aspiring entrepreneur: Youre ƒ80 Friendship85 Vim86 Parts of Twitter profiles87 Clicking sound?88 All over hells half ____ (everywhere)89 Item on a presidents lapel90 Placing a call94 Fishing basket95 Apt anagram of MY CAR98 See 76-Across10 0Native speakers of Chiwere10 1Declined103 Sips104 To anyone who wasnt addressed above: Youre ƒ107 Vegan latte option111 Kings and queens, maybe112 Large chunk of ones final grade, often113 Aspen or Alta114 Its against the rule115 Move like a peacock116 Big name in nonprofit journalism DOWN1 Adeles Million Years ____2 Medic3 Spring hrs. in Colorado Springs4 Organism that structurally resembles another organism5 Brush off6 Never interrupt your ____ when hes making a mistake (old aphorism)7 Four-star figures8 Valerie Plames org. in 2003s Plame affair9 Go up against10 Sui generis11 Destitution12 Code edited by a webmaster13 Many end in -ite14 Ice cream purchase15 Expect ____ (road sign)16 Warranting an X, say17 Something to do with your buds?18 Social climate20 Physician who co-founded A.A., familiarly25 Traipse (about)27 How some like their café30 Creatures that can have asymmetrical ears, which aid in hunting31 Nah32 Author Janowitz of literatures brat pack33 Pinot ____34 Cutesy sound accompanying a poke37 Greeting when running into someone unexpectedly38 Book before Amos41 Texas county on the Mexican border42 Italian painter known for his frescoes43 Pain-relief brand44 How some like their coffee46 Floor47 One of two on the Titanic48 Who wants this? response49 Makeover result, maybe50 Word stylized with extra Rs on some cereal boxes51 Some froyo bar toppings53 ____ polloi56 Circus venue57 A ball and a strike, in a baseball count58 Useful59 Toy rocker, in totspeak60 Give up61 What might be love or lesbian in a TV show title62 Lead-in to potty64 El ____ (weather phenomena)66 Its not a lot to jot67 Third of seven columns: Abbr.70 ____ hair73 Earliest-known Chinese dynasty (dating back to 2000 B.C.)74 Eagerly excited75 Villain in 1998s Mulan77 With adroitness78 División de la casa79 Like 0.5-millimeter lead, among popular mechanical pencil options81 Good-looking guy?82 Cold treat83 Diagram of relationships84 App with a Reservations feature89 Newspaper articles and mentions on social media, in brief90 Ducks91 My turn92 Electrically balanced, in chemistry93 Sandwiches on pita bread94 Pool-chalk target95 ____ Brava, Spain96 Georgias capital, informally97 Jason who played Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones98 The Reds, on scoreboards99 2020 U.S. Open tennis champ Naomi101 ____ Tzu (dog breed)102 Like sponge cakes105 Middle of a certain three-in-a-row106 Lone Star State sch.108 Wrath109 Mans nickname that omits the is at the end110 ____ in kangaroo 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 232425 26272829 3031323334 35363738 394041424344 45464748495051 52535455 56575859606162 6364656667 68697071 72737475 767778798081828384 85868788 899091929394 9596979899 100101102103 104105106107108109110 111112113 114115116Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, ($39.95 a year). Sam Ezersky, 25, is an associate puzzle editor for The New York Times. He sold his first crossword to the paper when he was 17, just before starting his senior year at South Lakes High School in Reston, Va. Eight years and 30 Times crosswords later, Sam says h is professional goal is to never, ever create an ordinary puzzle. His favorite clues/answers in this one are at 111A and 81D . „ W.S.FOR ANSWERS TURN TO PAGE 5D NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORDNo. 1011 By MIKAEL WOODLOS ANGELES TIMESBlackpinks debut album hasnt even been out for two weeks, and already the members of this K-pop girl group have the end in mind. In fact, Jennie, Jisoo, Rose and Lisa were pondering their own obsolescence more than a year ago, as we learn in Light Up the Sky,Ž a new Net”ix documentary about the quartet. Directed by Caroline Suh (who previously helmed Net”ixs hit adaptation of Samin Nosrats cookbook Salt Fat Acid HeatŽ), Light Up the SkyŽ climaxes with Blackpinks rapturously received performance at Coachella in 2019, where it became the “rst Korean girl group to play at the annual desert mega-festival. Suh follows the women, all in their mid-20s, as they rehearse for the closely watched gig; shes there as they huddle excitedly backstage seconds before showtime. And she checks in with them afterward, when Lisa tells her, It doesnt matter if we grow old and get replaced by a new younger generation ... because they will still remember how we shone so bright.Ž Kind of bleak for a group whose “rst LP just entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2. ULTRACOMPETITIVE INDUSTRY And yet Suhs “lm makes you sympathetic to Lisas Darwinian perspective. Even in a tidy 79 minutes, Light Up the SkyŽ provides a revealing look at the ultra-competitive K-pop industry, in which girl groups and boy bands are assembled by veteran talent-spotters and put through an intense, boarding-school-like training regimen that makes their American equivalents look lazy and unfocused. In interviews the women recall missing out on typical teenage rituals and longing to see their families; in archival footage we see them perfect their singing and dancing over time as they perform for rows of stony-faced executives. One clever recurring bit shows the members together in a movie theater as they analyze each of their audition tapes as though they were old game “lm. I used to do a lot of dark and strong songs,Ž Jennie says as she watches herself perform a rendition of the Weeknds The Hills,Ž complete with an F-bomb unimaginable in Blackpinks repertoire. So I often wonder, What am I doing right now?Ž POWERFUL RECORD LABEL Like everything the group does, Light Up the SkyŽ was produced with the cooperation of Blackpinks powerful record label, YG Entertainment; among the documentarys executive producers is YGs chief executive. So to an extent what were seeing here, as always in pop, is a marketing eort; even the occasional moment of regret is framed as an indication of how seriously Blackpinks members take their jobs. But the movie feels truer than many other similarly conceived pop-star docs (such as Justin Biebers YouTube series Seasons,Ž for instance), and thats thanks in no small part to how compelling the women are in their confessional-style interviews. Light Up the SkyŽ has its share of scenes set in frenzied shopping malls and dimly lighted recording studios „ ”y-on-the-wall moments that demonstrate the scale of the groups success and allow fans to feel like theyre being let behind the curtain. At one point they sit with their producer, Teddy Park, as he plays them the “nished version of a song they recorded with Lady Gaga, and their grati“ed yet coolly professional reaction says plenty about how quickly Blackpink has ascended since debuting in 2016. The “lm is most convincing, though, when Suh settles in across from her subjects and lets them talk into the camera about their experiences with homesickness, body image and the pressure to keep delivering. (Jennie and Rose, who were raised partly in New Zealand and Australia, respectively, speak ”uent English; Jisoos and Lisas interviews are subtitled.) Given the slickly impersonal attitude that de“nes K-pops public presentation, the intimacy would be surprising from any of Blackpinks peers. But its especially remarkable in this case because Blackpinks vaguely phrased empowerment anthems are among the genres most opaque. Here you get a clear sense of each members personality „ all but impossible to “nd on this months The AlbumŽ „ and of how the four relate to one another. What does it mean that Blackpink seems more interesting in a documentary than in the music that led to the docs creation? Perhaps its the strategy for survival the women know theyll need.Blackpink documentary offers surprisingly intimate peek behind the curtainLight Up the Sky provides revealing look at K-pop industry COURTESY OF YG/NETFLIXBlackpinks Jisoo, clockwise from bottom left, Rose, Jennie and Lisa in Light Up the Sky.Ž RICH FURY/GETTY IMAGES FOR COACHELLABlackpink perform at the Sahara Tent during the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 19, 2019 in Indio, California.The lm is most convincing when director Caroline Suh lets her subjects talk into the camera about their experiences with homesickness, body image and the pressure to keep delivering.


N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 PAGE 5D BY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICEHere are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Oct. 10, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2020 NPD Group. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The ReturnŽ by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central) Last week: 1 2. Troubles in ParadiseŽ by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) Last week: „ 3. The SearcherŽ by Tana French (Viking) Last week: „ 4. Leave the World BehindŽ by Rumaan Alam (Ecco) Last week: „ 5. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRueŽ by V.E. Schwab (Tor) Last week: „ 6. The Evening and the MorningŽ by Ken Follett (Viking) Last week: 3 7. The Book of Two WaysŽ by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine) Last week: 4 8. The Coast-to-Coast MurdersŽ by James Patterson and J.D. Barker (Little, Brown) Last week: 5 9. Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical MagicŽ by Alice Homan (Simon & Schuster) Last week: „ 10. The Harbinger II: The ReturnŽ by Jonathan Cahn (Frontline) Last week: 8 HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa CookbookŽ by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter) Last week: „ 2. HumansŽ by Brandon Stanton (St. Martins) Last week: „ 3. The Happy in a Hurry Cookbook: 100Plus Fast and Easy New Recipes That Taste Like HomeŽ by Steve and Kathy Doocy (Morrow) Last week: 2 4. Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat PlantationŽ by Candace Owens (Threshold) Last week: 16 5. The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday DesignŽ by Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt (HMH) Last week: „ 6. Is This Anything?Ž by Jerry Seinfeld (Simon & Schuster) Last week: „ 7. RageŽ by Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster) Last week: 4 8. Didnt See That Coming: Putting Life Back Together When Your World Falls ApartŽ by Rachel Hollis (Dey Street) Last week: 1 9. Forward: Discovering Gods Presence and Purpose in Your TomorrowŽ by David Jeremiah (W Publishing) Last week: „ 10. Killing Crazy Horse: The Merciless Indian Wars in AmericaŽ by Bill OReilly and Martin Dugard (Holt) Last week: 7 ADMIREACTUPHOTDATE GODSENDDIANETRUEDAT OCTOBERMAKINGMEBLUSH MUMBAIEQUALSALTO OUTOFYOURGOURDBYTES WHARFBLARNEYOJOS LUMPALISHOOGAS SHAHSMISSINGTHEPOINT THATDERAILROAR BOOHOOSFLOWERPETCO INFORITNOWDARNTOOTIN GEHRYIROBOTOURSONG TOESHANGRYSTET ONLYASGOODASTHEAMITY PEPBIOSAHAACRE FLAGDIALINGCREEL CAMRYCOMPANYYOUKEEP OTOESAIDNONURSES SOMETHINGELSEOATMILK TWOPAIREXAMSSKIAREA ANARCHYSTRUTAPNEWSCROSSWORD ANSWERS FROM PAGE 4DWhat will you read this week? PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHINGBESTSELLERS By MOIRA MACDONALDTHE SEATTLE TIMESIm always looking for the potential mystery in things,Ž said author Tana French, on the phone from her Dublin home. Ithink thats whatmakes a mystery writer.Ž Being a mystery writer has worked out pretty well for French, whos written eight acclaimed crime-“ction novels; seven of them New York Times bestsellers, and the eighth, The Searcher,Ž released Oct.6. WASNT ALWAYS A WRITER French didnt start out as a writer, despite always being drawn to it. She was born in Vermont, to an Irish and American and Russian and ItalianŽ family, and grew up all over the world.Ž Settling in Dublinin her late teens, she studied theater at Trinity College and became a professional actor. Mysteries, though, kept ticking away in her head. While in her 30s, workingon an archaeological dig between roles (shes long had an interestinarchaeology), a thoughtoccurred to her. There was a wood, and I was thinking, what a great place for kids to play. Instead of stopping there, like a normal person, I thought, what if three kids went in there and only one came out, and had no memory of the other two? What would that do to his mind? What if he becamea detective someday, and a case brought him back to the woods?Ž Longtime French readers will recognize, instantly, the plot of Frenchs 2007 debut novel, In the Woods.Ž But French, at the time, scribbled the idea on a bit of paper and went o to her next acting gig. I found the paper, a year later „ coee stains on a phone bill „ and I thought, I want to know what happens. I realized nobody else was going to write it for me. The only way I could “nd out what happened was to write it myself.Ž AWARDWINNING DEBUT In the WoodsŽ won a trifecta of awards for debut mysteries that year „ the Edgar, the Anthony and the Macavity „ and a new career for French was launched. Something else was launched, too: the Dublin Murder Squad, the police department setting for Frenchs “rst six novels. Unlikemanycrime novelists, she doesnt use the same detective/ narrator from one bookto the next; instead,a secondary character in one book may step up to narrate the next. French said she didnt exactly plan it that way, but it made sense to her. I love reading the standard series when you follow the one narrator through the ups and downs,Ž she said, but I realized that wasnt what I wanted to write.Ž Her narrator for In the Woods,Ž Rob Ryan, was at a crucial turning pointinhis life, and I liked writing about something where the stakes are so high, not just on a professional level but a personal level.Ž Though French loved writing in Robs voice, she couldnt imagine putting him at the fore of a case that felt less signi“cant. I thought, OK, I can keep throwingthe same poor character into huge life-changing situations for book after book, but for one thing, thats not realistic. For another, hes going to be in a straitjacket by book four.Ž She wondered aloud why some “ctional detectives „ facing life and death, case after case „ dont just go, I quit, Im going to drive a bus during the day.Ž NEW NARRATORS So Cassie Maddox, a secondary detective in In the Woods,Ž came to the forefront to narrate Frenchs second book, The Likeness.Ž Subsequent books featured a revolving door of narrators, all of them from that same room at the Dublin police department: Frank Mackey (Faithful PlaceŽ), Scorcher Kennedy (Broken HarborŽ), Stephen Moran (The Secret PlaceŽ), Antoinette Conway (The TrespasserŽ). And then it seemed like a good time to mix things up. I had written six books from the point of view of a detective,Ž French said. And while I thought that was fascinating and Im blownaway by what detectives do, I thought, there are so many other viewpoints in the investigation of a murder.Ž In The Witch Elm,Ž her main character is a victim, a witness and a suspect,Ž letting French explore a crime story from other angles. And if the title of her latest book, The Searcher,Ž makes you think of a famous JohnFord Western, thatsno mistake. This novel, another stand-alone, emerged at a time when French was intrigued by the genre.Istarted thinking that the settings of Westerns have a lot of resonance with the west country of Ireland,Ž she said. That Western sense of a place thats so distant, both culturally and geographically, from the center of power. For the people living there, the power brokers have no real sense of what their lives are like „ they have to make their own rules.Ž REIMAGINED WESTERN TROPE She reimagined that classic Western trope of a stranger, arriving in town: Cal Hooper, a retired Chicago cop whosbought a crumbling house in an Irish village. (In order for him to be a proper stranger,Ž she said, he couldnt be Irish; an Irishman would have some sort of remote connection to the village, which the townspeople would “nd out. Irelands like that.Ž) He arrives in town, rolls into the saloon, hes got a few secrets, he doesnt answer questions, hes an agent of change.Ž The SearcherŽ feels dierentfrom Frenchs previous books „ theresa sparseness to the setting that contrastswith the bustle of the Dublin Murder Squad, or even the gathered family in The Witch ElmŽ „ but is no less addictive; the pages practically turn themselves. French said shes not very far along with her next novel yet. I have anidea that Im bouncingaround, but like everyone else, everythings been scuppered by COVID,Ž she said, noting that she has two children attending remote school and is therefore a bit distracted. But shes excited to jump in, when things lessen up a little bit,Ž and spend some time with the characters, whoevertheymay be. French said she doesnt plan out her plots in advance, and says shes in aweŽ of writers who are able to do so. Like acting, she said, her writing is characterbased. The plot comes out of the characters, so I cant really know whatcharacter will be what until Ive gotten to know them by writingthem for a little while.ŽWhat makes a good mystery writerBest-selling author Tana French discusses genre, latest crime-fiction novel The Searcher TANAFRENCH.COMMystery writer Tana French has written eight acclaimed crime-ction novels; seven of them New York Times bestsellers, and the eighth, The Searcher,Ž released Oct. 6. PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE I liked writing about something where the stakes are so high, not just on a professional level but a personal level.ŽAuthor Tana French About characters at a crucial turning point in their lives


PAGE 6D SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C REPTILES GENERALLY BY MYLES MELLOR1 . JOV GRTK GCTRENY XVEV NVLCNCUH XOCLO XRY JOV SVEK JDM ACGQ DA RGG JCQV. JOVK MPJ CJ JD R SDJV RUN YVGVLJVN UCHOJ DA JOV CHPRUR.Ž 2 . XV J EIHEOJURS UOHEOJA, HVI QYZNIVY MHVNIOIN MRXDR DXYS MJQ FJAHZQ FHO DOHDHNXCIQ JVN AJOAJCJNI? NZVNII! 3 . FRPWVDL, YWYQWL, WUWYWL, OGMNBEL: YWEG VIOMRFIL WVI CBFD-QFBBDID. WYBEU MNIY WFF, MNI CBFDILM RL MNI QFRPPWVD! 4 . MSDN G KIGRU BDEWJRD NDDTK GKKJKWGNID, MSGW MFVRT UFV IGRR WSD LGAJI EFWJFN WF SDRE SJL? AGWFB-GTD! 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 together since we were 21, and he has always had a distant relationship with his parents. I encouraged him during the “rst few years of our marriage to call them and visit. I stopped doing that after his mom and I had some choice words. The problem is, when she tries to call and text with typically no response from him, she reaches out to me. We have two daughters, so I dont mind sharing with her how they are doing. What I object to is her occasionally asking me to pass on messages to my husband. Im a working mom of two, and I dont have time to be anyone elses secretary. The icing on the cake came when she informed me that the family dog theyd had for 15 years passed away and asked me to tell him. I ended up telling him. It wasnt my responsibility to do that, and Im irritated with myself that I cant be frank about how she and his dad need to contact their son. Any suggestions would be helpful. „ Finding a Backbone in P ennsylvania DEAR FINDING: It may take courage, but the next time your mother-in-law tries to make you her messenger, tell her that what shes asking makes you uncomfortable and that she needs to convey the information herself „ by either texting her son or emailing. If, after that, she says she cant get through to him, point out that you no longer want to be in the middle. Period. DEAR ABBY: My parents met when they were 14. They married at 18, raised four boys and had an incredible marriage. When Mom was diagnosed with Alzheimers, they carried on as best they could with Dad providing her care. Sadly, Dad was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, so they moved in with me, and I quit working to care for them. Dad died three months later. Obviously, Mom was devastated in addition to being confused about why Dad was no longer there. Mom and I often took walks through my neighborhood, and at one house in particular she would comment on the pretty ”owers in the yard and how she and Dad enjoyed planting ”owers every year. No matter how agitated or upset she was, seeing that neighbors yard would cheer her up and bring back fond memories for her. Mom died a few years later. I wrote a note to the person who lived at the property „ whom I never had met „ telling her how much joy her ”owers had brought to Mom and thanking her for making my mothers “nal days brighter. Abby, I am writing now to share that even in the darkest times, a little beauty can make a world of difference. „ Grateful Son in Arizona DEAR GRATEFUL SON: Music can have the same effect on patients with Alzheimers disease. My mother had Alzheimers for many years, and my brother and I provided her with music from her era „ Pearl Bailey, the Andrews Sisters, etc. „ to help her pass the time. Toward the end, singing a song from her youth to her brought her back to me for a precious moment, and it, too, made a world of difference. Thank you for your letter and for taking me on my own trip down memory lane. 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.)Wife wants out as go-between for husband and his mother 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: SILVER DRIVERS EDBy Gary Larson


N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 PAGE 7D ARIES(MARCH21-APRIL19).As for the smart, generous, insightful people at the core of your inner circle, some you know, some you havent met yet. Dedicate more time to following your interests and youll “nd them. TAURUS(APRIL20-MAY20). So it goes, in art and in life, that some boundaries are drawn in ink and others are drawn in emptiness. Without space, there is no form. Without silence, there is no sound. No answer is an answer. GEMINI(MAY21-JUNE21).It has taken a while, but youre starting to see that what you choose to do, and the way you do it, is not easily duplicated and actually sort of amazing. Self-props are called for. CANCER(JUNE22-JULY22).People who bore and annoy you neednt be avoided today and should be studied instead. What are they doing that repels you so? Do you perhaps, to some small degree, share any of their unfortunate peculiarities? LEO(JULY23-AUG.22). The habit to lose now isnt a terribly big one; its a small, weird, repetitive action that just isnt adding anything to your life. Nix that one to make room for the zephyrs of good fortune to blow through. VIRGO(AUG.23-SEPT.22).You feel a great deal of enthusiasm for a subject and yet will be reticent to show it if you see theres a chance of overwhelming others or making yourself stand out too much. Temperance is social grace. LIBRA(SEPT.23-OCT.23). The natural remedy will call to you. This isnt about an essential oil or ”ower essence; its about responding to a problem-solving sense that heralds from a deep and primal place inside you. SCORPIO(OCT.24-NOV. 21). Much will depend on focusing on the right conversational topic or theme interactions or projects. You might not “nd it right away. Be like a prospector, digging here and there until you strike gold. SAGITTARIUS(NOV.22-DEC. 21). Shoes in the house or no? Like so many of lifes choices, neither is more correct, though one may be more preferred. For the sake of social ease, follow the customs of ones you are with. CAPRICORN(DEC.22-JAN.19).As the truly beautiful dancers know, its not about looking good; its about feeling good. Movement is personal expression, and youll be playful in this regard, enjoying what it is to be a physical creature. AQUARIUS(JAN.20-FEB.18).You dont take things on because you know how to do them. You take things on because you dont know how to do them, and the way to “nd out is to take things on. PISCES(FEB.19-MARCH 20). Why the exuberance? It seems to come for no reason, but indeed, part of you understands that these small acts are the seeds of greatness. Share your joy, and it will compound and have lasting eects. TODAYSBIRTHDAY(OCT. 18). While it doesnt appeal to you celebrate your birthday in pomp and splendor, this solar return does bring unexpected attention and luxuries your way. Dont turn them down! Your excellent stewardship of these cosmic gifts leads to sweet and loving ties, satisfying intellectual challenge, and meaningful work. Taurus and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 22, 4, 48, 17 and 3 9 . HOROSCOPEORGANIZING THE LAUNDRY ROOM DEAR READERS: If your laundry room is in disarray, take these steps to get some order and control in it. * Get several plastic bins and designate a speci“c purpose for each one. Have two hampers „ one for white clothes and another for dark-colored clothes. * Store washing supplies in a cabinet or on a shelf. You can place them in plastic baskets to contain spills. * Keep a notepad and pen or marker to make a laundry list of what you need. * Place a hook over the door and keep hangers on it. When you pull out clothing from the dryer, hang right away. * At least monthly, open cabinets and get rid of “ve items „ bottles with just a little cleaning liquid left in them, empty boxes, odd socks, old dirty rags and lint .„ Heloise TOO MANY PHOTOS DEAR HELOISE: I have saved hundreds of pictures of our family over the years, and even though I have given many to my children and grandchildren, I still have tons of them up in the attic. I dont want to toss them out. Do you have a suggestion for what I can do with them so they can be shared? „ Beverly In Florida DEAR BEVERLY: I sure do! If you have an old, unused coffee table in your attic or basement, or if you can buy a used one at a garage sale or thrift shop, heres how you can repurpose the photos. Sort photos and select the ones that represent the best and most memorable pictures of your family life. Make them into a collage and cover the coffee table. Secure them and then place a glass top over the table. „ Heloise HOT PAPER PLATE LEAVES MARK ON WOOD TABLE DEAR READERS: This happens when those hot pizza boxes are put on a table. To get rid of the mark, use this mixture, but only if the wood is “nished, not on raw wood. Mix equal parts baking soda and regular white, non-gel toothpaste. Then dampen a clean, white cloth with water. Dip into the paste and lightly rub the marks in a circular motion for several minutes. Wipe with a clean cloth and buff until it shines. If the marks still remain after buf“ng for a couple of minutes, they may have penetrated the wood. „ Heloise FAST FABRIC FIXES DEAR READERS: We use the fabrics in our homes every day, and we dont pay much attention to them „ until theres a spill or an emergency. Heres how to refresh them in between a major cleaning. Use these fast “xes. Dryer: Freshen most of your pill ows, bedspreads, curtains and comforters simply by placing them, along with a fabric-softener sheet, in the dryer on the AIR setting for just a couple of minutes. Vacuum with the crevice and upholstery attachments: Dust off heavy drapery or upholstered couches and chairs with the vacuum and attachments. Micro“ber cloths: Dampen a micro“ber cloth with tap water and rub over fabric (NOT silk) to remove surface dust. „ Heloise MAKE ANTS ON A LOG FOR KIDS DEAR READERS: When you are having a party for your smaller children, you can make this fun, healthy, crunchy treat for them: Ants on a Log. Cut celery into bite-size pieces and “ll the inside with peanut butter. Then sprinkle raisins on top in a line. „ HeloiseOrganizing and maintaining your homes laundry room HINTS FROMHELOISEAdvice Columnist KEN KEN THE LOGIC PUZZLE THATMAKES YOU 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 ndication10-18-20©2020 KenKen Puzzle LLCwww.kenken.comTODAYSANSWERS 7 LITTLEWORDS JUMBLE BY DAVIDL. HOYT AND JEFFKNURELLast weeks cryptograms: 1. The lazy lizards were deciding which was the very top film of all time. They put it to a vote and selected Night of the Iguana.Ž 2. In a geography program, one student wondered which city was famous for crocodiles and marmalade? Dundee! 3. Lizards, mambas, agamas, pythons: many reptiles are cold-blooded. Among them all, the coldest is the blizzard! 4. When a scaly reptile needs assistance, what would you call the magic potion to help him? Gator-ade! 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.


PAGE 8D SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C adno=3769613-1 The Daily SunPunta Gorda € Port Charlotte € North Port € Englewood LOCAL S hop SUN The DailyCharlotte € DeSoto € Sarasota Support Local Businesses And Families With more and more shoppers making their buying decisions online, and spending their shopping dollars with national online retailers, its time for local businesses to support each other. Thats why SUN Newspapers has launched our Shop Local 2020 campaign to support local businesses and service providers. #1. Receive the personal touchBecause the employees are likely personally invested in the products or services they are selling, they are more likely to go the extra mile for their customers.#2. Creates more jobsSmall local businesses are the largest employers nationally. In fact, since the 1970s, more than 65% of new jobs have come from the rise in small business. Not only do small businesses employ more people directly per dollar of revenue, theyre also the customers of local businesses themselves.#3. Non-pro“ ts receive more supportLocal business owners provide signi“ cant support for non-pro“ ts. In fact, non-pro“ ts receive as much as 350% more money from local shops than non-locally owned businesses.#4. Puts taxes to good useIn addition to generating more tax revenue per sales dollar, taxes paid by small, local businesses are widely used to support schools, parks, roads, and other local programs that bene“ t your friends, family, and community.Source: Locally is Fun


OCTOBER 18, 2020AN EDITION OF THE SUN YOURSUN.COMBREAST CANCER SCREENING RECOMMENDATIONSSEE 5F By GRACE DICKINSONTHE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRERWalter Deuschle likes a challenge. At 92 years old, hes out trimming bushes and pulling weeds. Hes planting grass seeds, praying for new growth. And on most mornings, hes inside his Huntington Valley home, Pa., art studio, picking up a paint brush or a sculpting utensil .His latest project? A 7 1/2-foot-tall Ei el Tower made entirely out of wine corks. Across nine months, Deuschle used a Swiss Army knife to chisel nearly 2,000 corks, holding each inch-long cylinder between weathered “ ngers and turning them into building blocks. Its a meditation he credits with helping him get through not only the pandemic, but a much larger personal challenge. In January 2019, two months after completing his previous cork sculpture, a 40-inch-high, 56-inch-wide replica of the Cinderella Castle in Disney Worlds Magic Kingdom, Deuschle was diagnosed with leukemia. He never saw it coming, nor would he let it kill his spirits. Ive had some breakdowns mentally „ even though I passed 92, you still want to be young, to stay vigorous and productive,Ž says Deuschle. But I look at chemo the same way I look at the Ei el Tower, a challenge Id overcome.Ž Deuschle goes to the doctor for chemother apy treatments monthly, each time for four days in a row. Naturally, hes tired. Most afternoons he spends lying down or taking naps, especially in the days following treatment. But theres rarely a day where he doesnt “ rst spend at least 30 minutes, and usually far longer, working on his art. It helps me generate energy „ it requires concentration, and you need to develop energy to concentrate, and that helps me spiritually,Ž says Deuschle. His wife, Mary, has talked with his doctor about the Ei el Tower. They both view it as a form of medicine. It was an extreme, extreme help during this time,Ž she says. Hes not one to sit around. This gave him purpose, something to look forward to, and thats what you need, especially when you have a health issue.Ž About 10 years ago, Deuschle and his wife visited the real Ei el Tower in Paris. The most memorable part for Deuschle was sharing a meal inside its “ rst ” oor restaurant, which o ers views of the Trocadero Gardens and the Palais de Chaillot. But he says the inspiration for his project had little to do with their trip. I have this little replica, maybe 12-inches tall, and I picked it up one day, and just said to myself, This is it,Ž Deuschle says. The Ei el Tower was a real challenge, and I wanted that challenge.Ž Yes, another challenge to be conquered. He got to work on the tower in January, drawing rough blueprints, carving corks, and then using Elmers glue and a few wire rods to put it all together. It took me about three tries to come up with the bottom arch, but the hardest part was actually the long tower at the top because its all one piece and everything needed to be perfectly uniform to stay level,Ž says Deuschle. Lit up on the “ rst level of the tower is a recreation of the restaurant that Deuschle remembers most. He calls it the Ti any Room,Ž complete with four miniature Ti any lamps, as well as little chairs, a table, and a carpet all made from cork. The room overlooks a courtyard “ lled with eight miniature street lights, fake green trees, cork-crafted benches, and a burgundy accented plaza that utilizes corks from red wine bottles. Deuschle came to Philadelphia in 1956 from Art as medicine92-year-old artist uses 2,000 wine corks to recreate the Eiffel Tower „ while battling leukemia TNSAt 92, Walter Deuschle needed something to pass the time during the pandemic and to help him power through chemotherapy. So he built the Ei el Tower with about 2000 corks over nine months.SEE ART , 2F adno=3769392-1


PAGE 2F SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 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 Account Executives Tracey Cox 941-205-6410 Jo Shriver 941-205-6409Deadlines: Support groups and news briefs are published as space permits. To be included, send the information to Deadlines for listings are the Monday prior to publication.Feeling fit By DR. DANIEL SOLANOZUSMAN EYE CARE CENTERSpooky contact lenses can complete your Halloween costume. But beware of the dangers of illegal costume contact lenses lurking on store shelves and invading online retailers. Though the federal government works to keep illegal and harmful versions of decorative or color contact lenses o the shelves, they can still be purchased at costume shops, gas stations, corner shops and online. Heres an easy way to tell if your lenses are counterfeit: Can you purchase them without a prescription? If the answer is yes, those creepy lenses are a danger to your vision. Thats why the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Zusman Eye Care Center are urging people to buy decorative contact lenses only from retailers who require a prescription and sell FDA-approved products. Its easy to forget that decorative lenses are medical devices, not costume jewelry. They must be prescribed and “ tted by an eye care professional, just like regular contact lenses. Thats because a poorly “ tted contact lens can easily scrape the cornea, the outer layer of the eye, making the eye more vulnerable to infection-causing bacteria and viruses. Research shows that people who purchase contacts without a prescription face a 16-fold increased risk of developing an infection. To help ensure you wont be haunted by a ghoulish and painful contact lens-related eye infection, the Academy o ers the following tips: € See an eye care professional to get a prescription for costume contact lenses. Packaging that claims one size “ ts allŽ or no need to see an eye doctorŽ is false. Get properly “ tted by an ophthalmologist (physicians and surgeons who specialize in medical and surgical eye care) or optometrist (health care professionals who provide primary vision care). € Buy only FDA-approved products. Buy contacts only from eye care professionals or retailers that require a prescription and sell FDA-approved lenses. € Never share contacts. Sharing contacts can spread germs and bacteria, potentially causing blinding corneal infections and even pink eye. Again, contact lenses not “ tted for your eye can cause vision-threatening damage. € Practice good hygiene. It is important to follow directions for cleaning, disinfecting and wearing costume contacts. See an ophthalmologist right away if you notice any swelling, redness, pain or discharge from wearing contacts. Watch a one-minute video that highlights proper contact lens wear and care at contact-lens-related-eye-infections. € Limit wear of colored contact lenses to four or “ ve hours. The dye and less expensive materials used in costume lenses can restrict oxygen ” ow to the cornea. Less breathableŽ lenses are less healthy for the eye. Never sleep in contact lenses, even if you have a prescription or they are approved for continuous wear. € Spread the word to others about the dangers of costume contacts. Dont let friends make the mistake of wearing costume contacts without a prescription. It can cost them their vision. Its easy to buy these inexpensive contact lenses on impulse, forgetting that they are medical devices, not costume jewelry,Ž said Thomas L. Steinemann, M.D., a clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. We dont want to ruin your Halloween, just get a prescription “ rst and only buy FDAapproved lenses.Ž You wont be spooked by the contact lens “ tting exam at Zusman Eye Care Center. We will help you “ nd that perfect contact lens to match your Halloween costume. Schedule your appointment by calling 941-624-4500.Beware of the dangers of costume contact lenses GRAPHIC PROVIDED By STEPHEN CARTERCHARLOTTE HARBOR ROTARYPolio was once one of the most feared diseases in the United States in the 1950s. Before polio vaccines, polio outbreaks caused more than 15,000 cases of paralysis each year. Following the introduction of vaccines, speci“ cally trivalent inactivated poliovirus (IPV) in 1955 and trivalent oral vaccines (OPV) in 1963, cases in the U.S. fell dramatically. Thanks to a successful vaccination program, the United States has been polio free since 1979. However, poliovirus is still a threat in some countries. The Rotary has been working on the eradication of polio for more than 30 years. The goal is to get rid of this disease all around the world. We are now closer than ever. As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we have reduced polio cases by 99.9% since our “ rst project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. So far, the Rotary has contributed more than $ 1.8 billion toward eradicating the disease worldwide. As of today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. It is very important that we continue working to keep other countries polio-free. Did you know if all eradication e orts stopped today, with in 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year? Polio is a paralyzing and potentially deadly infectious disease that most commonly a ects children under the age of 5. The virus is spread from person to person, usually through contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system. If you look at the numbers, you will see that the average cost to fully protect a child against polio is $3. There were 430 million children in total vaccinated in 39 countries in 2017. The cost to conduct polio surveillance worldwide is $100 million.World Polio Day is October 24 SHUTTERSTOCK Polio vaccinationCDC recommends that children get polio vaccine to protect against polio, or poliomyelitis. Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) is the only polio vaccine that has been given in the United States since 2000. IPV is given by shot in the leg or arm, depending on the patients age. Oral polio vaccine (OPV) is used in other countries. CDC recommends that children get four doses of polio vaccine. They should get one dose at each of the following ages: 2 months old, 4 months old, 6 through 18 months old, and 4 through 6 years old.CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTIONStuttgart, Germany, to work as a chef for the company that became Aramark. He moved up the ladder, then managed a country club before retiring 25 years ago. He picked up the cork-carving hobby in retirement as a way to keep his “ dgety hands occupied. In the 15 years since, hes completed dozens of sculptures. The Ei el Tower stands as his tallest, “ nished three months earlier than expected. Its one of the few upsides of the pandemic, he says. I thought itd take a full year but the coronavirus gave me an opportunity to work on it everyday,Ž says Deuschle. He adds with a laugh, My wife says I have a lot of patience for this, but I lack a bit of patience for everything else.Ž Deuschle and Mary have “ ve kids combined from previous marriages. But because of the pandemic, they seldom get to see them. Like many their age, theyre cautious, living sometimes painstakingly low-key. But were not afraid,Ž says Deuschle. We listen to the doctor, we keep our distance.Ž Occasionally, they venture out to a restaurant, like they planned to celebrate their 29th wedding anniversary Sunday. Deuschle also enjoys yard work and meditating on his porch, and will soon shift his focus from sculpting to painting. But Ei el Tower wont be his last cork project, he says. Once the pandemic dies down, he hopes to share the tower with as many people as possible. His dream is to have it displayed in a museum or somewhere for the public to enjoy. Now that its “ nished, I feel relieved,Ž says Deuschle. Sometimes I sit there, and Im looking at my creation, and then Im looking around for the guy who put it together.ŽARTFROM PAGE 1F What can do to help?You can make a donation to help with the cost of obtaining the vaccines, transport and materials needed in the fight against polio. 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PAGE 4F SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C BY MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORKWearing a face mask is one important intervention to decrease the risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, as well as other respiratory viruses, such as in”uenza. Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and director of the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group, says, like vaccines and hand-washing, masks alone arent perfect. But when you put those together, now youre developing a protective shield, if you will, around yourself to decrease the chance that youre going to get sick and then pass it on to somebody else,Ž says Dr. Poland. HOW TO WEAR A CLOTH FACE MASK The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you wear a cloth face mask when youre around people who dont live with you and in public settings when social distancing is dicult. Here are a few pointers for putting on and taking o a cloth mask: € Wash or sanitize your hands before and after putting on and taking o your mask. € Place your mask over your mouth and nose. € Tie it behind your head or use ear loops and make sure its snug. € Dont touch your mask while wearing it. € If you accidentally touch your mask, wash or sanitize your hands. € If your mask becomes wet or dirty, switch to a clean one. Put the used mask in a sealable bag until you can wash it. € Remove the mask by untying it or lifting o the ear loops without touching the front of the mask or your face. € Wash your hands immediately after removing your mask. € Regularly wash your mask with soap and water by hand or in the washing machine. Its “ne to launder it with other clothes. And, here are a few face mask precautions: € Dont put masks on anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious or otherwise unable to remove the mask without help. € Dont put masks on children under 2 years of age. € Dont use face masks as a substitute for social distancing.Do you know how to safely wear and take off a face mask?Oncology Patient Navigator joins Fawcett Memorial HospitalFawcett Memorial Hospital is excited to welcome Darlene Colt, BSN, RN, to the oncology patient navigator role. Colt and her husband moved here from Colorado in 2018 and she joined the Fawcett team last year as a case manager. In her new role as the oncology navigator, Colt meets with patients and family members during their hospital stay that have an existing cancer diagnosis or receive a new diagnosis. Patients with a cancer diagnosis may be admitted for another medical condition, such as a hip fracture. She will then meet with these patients as well during their hospital stay. After her patients are discharged, she will follow up by phone to check-in and see what questions or needs the patients and their families have. Colt has a number of educational resources available to help with understanding a cancer diagnosis. The resources include chemotherapy medications, radiation, community resources for nonskilled help in the home, home health care, and legal information such as a living will and medical power of attorney. The hospital is also looking forward to the resumption of the cancer support group just after the “rst of the year. Colt will lead the group which will be held on the third Wednesday of every month from 11:30 a.m.1 p.m. at Fawcetts osite location, H2U, 3280 N. Tamiami Trail, suite 493, Port Charlotte. Lunch will be provided and attendees can bene“t from networking with cancer patients, family members and survivors. Reservations and suggested topics for discussion are recommended and can be made by calling 941-624-8079.Charlotte County Tobacco Free Partnership meeting The Charlotte County Tobacco Free Partnership will meet at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 27 via video conferencing. Register at The meeting is free and open to the public. The partnership is committed to education others about tobacco use, helping protect kids from tobacco and strengthening local policies, especially those that protect the public from secondhand smoke. For more information, contact 941-777-3945.The Homeless Coalition Riverwood Driving Out Hunger Golf ScrambleThe 9th annual Driving Out HungerŽ Fall Golf Scramble held at the Riverwood Golf Club, 4100 Riverwood Drive, Port Charlotte will be on Nov. 21. This event is a four-person scramble with mens, womens and mixed teams. There will be a continental breakfast and southern-style barbeque lunch. The cost is $95 per person. The cost includes breakfast, lunch, 25 tickets to the chance auction, two drink tickets and mulligans for each team. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event and shotgun is at 8:30 a.m. The Homeless Coalition works toward driving out hunger in our community with the Hot Meals program and weekly food pantry. The pantry distributed food to more than 4,600 people in the last year, of whom 30% were seniors. The Hot Meals program is open 365 days per year and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to our Emergency Shelter residents. Dinner is open to the general public in the Coalition Café. All children residing at the shelter also receive a healthy snack at the end of the day. The Shelter also reserves twenty beds for Veterans who need a roof over their heads. Please contact Darcy Woods at 941-627-4313, ext. 134 or email Darcy. to reserve a spot.Bayfront Health promotes helpline to assist Medicare beneficiaries in health plan selectionBayfront Health Port Charlotte and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda announced the availability of a toll-free helpline designed to help Medicare bene“ciaries select a health plan that “ts their needs and budget. The free helpline connects callers with licensed agents who can assist in comparing traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage, supplement and prescription plans, and then facilitate enrollment in the plan selected. Through this program it will be easier for Medicare bene“ciaries to “nd a plan that is best for them during Medicare annual enrollment from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Licensed insurance agents are available at no cost or obligation to help consumers “nd a Medicare plan that meets their health care needs. In addition to providing assistance throughout the plan application and enrollment process, agents of MedicareCompareUSA can provide an annual review of an enrollees Medicare coverage during Medicares enrollment period. This often includes assisting members aected by Medicare plan network changes that sometimes occur. Doing so assures that bene“ciaries have the information they need to proactively select a plan that best meets their speci“c needs, preferences and budget. Local consumers can access the helpline at 855583-2003 or online at www. medicarecompareusa. com. PHOTO PROVIDEDDarlene Colt, BSN, RN, oncology patient navigator at Fawcett Memorial HospitalHEALTH & WELLNESS HAPPENINGS BY MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORKIn”uenza is a respiratory infection that can cause serious complications, particularly in young children. Getting a ”u vaccine is the best way to prevent the ”u and its complications. Even when the vaccine doesnt completely prevent the ”u, it may reduce the risk of serious illness requiring hospitalization. Recent research shows that the vaccine signi“cantly reduces the risk of dying of the ”u for both children with an underlying medical condition and healthy children. Getting a ”u vaccine is especially important this season because the ”u and COVID-19 cause similar common signs and symptoms. Flu vaccination could reduce symptoms that might be confused with those caused by COVID-19. Preventing the ”u and reducing the severity of ”u illness and hospitalizations could also lessen the stress on the health care system. Depending on your childs age and health, you might be able to choose between the ”u shot and the nasal spray ”u vaccine: Flu shot. Flu shots can be given to children 6 months and older. Side eects might include soreness, redness and swelling where the shot was given. A fever, muscle aches and headache also can occur. Nasal spray. The nasal spray ”u vaccine can be given to healthy children 2 years and older. Side eects of the nasal spray in children might include a runny nose, wheezing, headache, vomiting, muscle aches and a slight fever. The ”u vaccine cant give your child the ”u. The vaccine also doesnt protect your child from COVID-19 or increase your childs risk of COVID-19. The number of ”u vaccine doses your child needs depends on a few factors: 2 doses. If your child is younger than age 9 and is getting the ”u vaccine for the “rst time or has only had one dose of the vaccine in total prior to July 1, 2020, plan for two doses given at least four weeks apart. 1 dose. If your child has had two or more ”u vaccine doses given at least four weeks apart at any time before July 1, 2020, one dose is enough this year. The two doses need not have been given during the same season or consecutive seasons. Likewise, if your child gets the ”u vaccine for the “rst time at age 9 or older, one dose is enough. Keep in mind that it takes up to two weeks after vaccination to be protected from the ”u. Also check with your childs health care provider if: Your child isnt feeling well. If your child has a moderate or severe illness, delay ”u vaccination until he or she recovers. Nasal congestion might aect the delivery of the nasal spray vaccine. Your child has any medical conditions. The nasal spray vaccine isnt recommended for children between 2 and 17 years old who are taking aspirin or a salicylate-containing medication. It also isnt recommended for children ages 2 through 4 years old who have been diagnosed with asthma or have had wheezing in the past 12 months. The nasal spray vaccine isnt appropriate for children who have weakened immune systems or the close contacts of children with severely weakened immune systems. Additional precautions for the use of the nasal spray include asthma in children age 5 and older or a serious condition, such as lung disease. 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N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 PAGE 5F SHUTTERSTOCK BY MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORKWhat are the current recommendations for breast cancer screening? It sounds like it should be a simple question with a simple answer. However, the answers to that question can vary, says Dr. Katie Hunt, a Mayo Clinic radiologist. To make it simple, Dr. Hunt shares the breast cancer screening recommendations that she gives to her patients, friends and family. Women should start screening mammograms at the age of 40 and get them yearly,Ž says Dr. Hunt. Women at a high risk of breast cancer, such as those who have a strong family history or those who have a genetic mutation that might increase their risk of developing breast cancer, may need earlier screening and/or screening with a breast MRI,Ž says Dr. Hunt. Dr. Hunt says those women should talk to their doctors about whats the most appropriate screening test. The reality is that by not getting annual mammograms starting at the age of 40, the risk of dying of breast cancer is higher, and theres an increased likelihood that youll need more extensive treatment for cancer if its found,Ž says Dr. Hunt. Dr. Hunts recommendation for breast cancer screening aligns with The American College of Radiology, the Society of Breast Imaging, and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. However, Dr. Hunt says, there may be other recommendations women may hear about online or in the news. One commonly cited set of recommendations is from the American Cancer Society, which recommends that women start yearly mammograms no later than age 45. However, they state that women should have the option to start at age 40 and get them yearly. There is a shift in the recommended screening interval at age 55, where they say that women can switch to mammograms every other year or continue yearly screening,Ž explains Dr. Hunt. Another controversial set of recommendations comes from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. They do not recommend yearly mammograms for women ages 40 to 49, but rather recommend every-other-year mammograms for women who are between the ages of 50 and 74. They state that the decision to screen women in their 40s should be individualized, and those who place a higher value on the bene“ t than the harms of screening may choose every other year screening between the ages of 40 and 49. This recommendation has been criticized by essentially every organization that is involved in breast cancer care, and, so, I do not recommend women follow this. Studies that have analyzed this screening regimen have shown that if women followed this schedule, we would miss up to a third of breast cancers and have up to 6,500 additional deaths per year from breast cancer.Ž Again, Dr. Hunt recommends that women start yearly mammograms at age 40. Thats been the regimen that we have the strongest data for, and that is shown to have the highest reduction in mortality for women,Ž says Dr. Hunt. Patients should talk with their health care provider to “ nd out whats the best screening test for them.Clearing up confusion over breast cancer screening recommendations BY MCCA metastatic breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Sometimes referred to as stage IV breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer is cancer that has spread from the breast to another part of the body, and many patients diagnosed with this disease are overcome with emotions that can be di cult to process. Though some women are diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer on their “ rst trip to the doctor, BreastCancer. org notes that nearly 30% of women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer will eventually develop metastatic disease. Such women may be left with a host of questions, and some may even question their previous treatments, especially when considering early diagnosis is often touted as the best way to beat breast cancer. In such instances, direct conversations with a physician can be a womans best ally, as can a general knowledge of metastatic cancer. HOW DOES METASTATIC BREAST CANCER OCCUR? Women who have beaten breast cancer in the past naturally wonder how the cancer spread to other parts of the body to become metastatic breast cancer. It can be especially confounding because metastatic breast cancer, as noted by the Susan G. Komen organization, most often arises months or years after an initial treatment for breast cancer. This occurs because cancer cells can break away from the tumor in the breast and travel to other parts of the body. Some may travel through the bloodstream, while others may move through the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a large, complex network of nodes and vessels thats responsible for removing bacteria, viruses and cellular waste products. The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network notes that its fairly easy for breast cancer cells to travel away from the breast. However, only a select few of these cells tend to survive and grow in other organs, as the body typically rejects or attacks things it does not recognize. But metastatic cancer cells seem familiar enough to the body that it allows them to grow. WHY DID I GET METASTATIC BREAST CANCER? The MBCN notes that doctors have conducted extensive research on the process of metastasis, but to date its impossible to predict how long cancer cells will be inactive before they begin to grow and become detectable. Part of what makes a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis so di cult to handle is that many women who receive such diagnoses had beaten breast cancer in the past. In fact, the MBCN notes that doctors may speak of breast cancer as a disease that can be treated and then ends. But recurrence is always a possibility, as sometimes cancer treatments leave cancer cells behind. WebMD notes that even a single cancer cell can grow into a new tumor. The Susan G. Komen organization notes that roughly 34 percent of women who have had metastatic breast cancer in the United States today have been living with it for “ ve years. Its important for women who receive such a diagnosis to remember that “ gure as they “ ght this disease. More information about metastatic breast cancer can be found at a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis In addition to more in-depth screenings, women with dense breasts can lower cancer risk by following these guidelines: € Maintain a healthy weight € Eat nutritious food € Exercise regularly € Never smoke or quit immediately € Limit alcohol consumption € Ask for digital mammography SUN Newspaper SUBSCRIBER? ARE YOU A Call 941-206-1300 to activate your digital access THATS RIGHT!Set up your digital access today for Total Access to and get the SUNs local news, sports, lifestyles coverage and our Pulitzer Prize winning opinion features.Did you know your SUN subscription allows Total Access to your digital edition at no additional charge. 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PAGE 6F SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 | The Sun | N/E/P/C By SUSAN G. KOMENWW5.KOMEN.ORGThough boys and girls begin life with similar breast tissue, over time, men dont have the same complex breast growth and development as women. At puberty, high testosterone and low estrogen levels stop breast development in males. Some milk ducts exist in men, but they remain undeveloped. Lobules are most often absent. However, breast problems, including breast cancer, can occur in men. Breast cancer in men is rare, but it does happen. In the U.S., less than 1% of all breast cancer cases occur in men. Breast cancer risk is much lower in men than in women. The lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 833 in U.S. men compared to one in eight for U.S. women. Rates of breast cancer incidence and mortality are much lower among men than among women. Survival rates for men are about the same as for women with the same stage of breast cancer at the time of diagnosis. However, men are often diagnosed at a later stage of breast cancer. Men may be less likely than women to report signs and symptoms, which may lead to delays in diagnosis. RACE AND ETHNICITY Breast cancer incidence in U.S. men varies by race and ethnicity. Black men have the highest breast cancer incidence overall. Asian/Paci“c Islander men have the lowest. Black men also have higher breast cancer mortality than white and Hispanic men. The median age of breast cancer diagnosis for men varies by race and ethnicity. For example, black men tend to be diagnosed at a younger age than white men. The median age at diagnosis for black men is 63, compared to 68 for white men. AGE AT DIAGNOSIS The median age of breast cancer diagnosis for men in the U.S. is 67. The median is the middle value of a group of numbers, so about half of men are diagnosed before age 67 and about half are diagnosed after age 67. WARNING SIGNS OF BREAST CANCER IN MEN The most common sign of breast cancer in men is a painless lump or thickening in the breast or chest area. However, any change in the breast or nipple can be a warning sign of breast cancer in men including: € Lump, hard knot or thickening in the breast, chest or underarm area (usually painless, but may be tender) € Change in the size or shape of the breast € Dimpling, puckering or redness of the skin of the breast € Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple € Pulling in of the nipple (inverted nipple) or other parts of the breast € Nipple discharge (rare) These may also be signs of a benign breast condition.Some of these signs can be easier to notice in men than in women since men tend to have much less breast tissue than women. DONT DELAY SEEING A DOCTOR Some men may be embarrassed about a change in their breast or chest area and put o seeing a doctor. This may result in a delay in diagnosis. Survival is highest when breast cancer is found early and treated. If you notice any of the signs above or other changes in your breast, chest area or nipple, see a doctor right away. TYPES OF BREAST CANCER IN MEN Most breast cancers in men begin in the milk ducts of the breast (invasive ductal carcinomas). Fewer than 2% of breast cancers in men begin in the lobules of the breast (invasive lobular carcinoma). RARE BREAST CANCERS IN MEN In rare cases, men can be diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (a non-invasive breast cancer), in”ammatory breast cancer or Paget disease of the breast (Paget disease of the nipple). BENIGN BREAST CONDITIONS IN MEN Benign breast conditions (also known as benign breast diseases) are noncancerous disorders of the breast. The most common benign breast condition in men is gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is an enlargement of the breast. It is the most common benign breast condition in men. Gynecomastia results from a hormone imbalance in the body. Certain diseases, hormone use, obesity and other hormone changes can cause this imbalance. For example, boys can get a temporary form of gynecomastia during puberty. Gynecomastia doesnt need to be treated unless it causes pain or you want to have the enlarged tissue reduced. In these cases, it can be treated with hormone therapy or surgery. Some studies show gynecomastia may increase the risk of breast cancer in men. BRCA2 GENE MUTATIONS AND CANCER RISK Men (and women) with an inherited BRCA2 gene mutation have an increased risk of breast cancer. For example, the lifetime risk of breast cancer (up to age 80) is: € About 50-80 in 1,000 men with a BRCA2 mutation € Less than 1 in 1,000 men without a BRCA2 mutation Men who have a BRCA2 mutation are also at an increased risk for prostate cancer and pancreatic cancer. Men who have a BRCA1 mutation may also have an increased risk of breast cancer, but this link is less clear. Other gene mutations are under study for a possible link to breast cancer in men. In men, up to 40% of breast cancers may be related to BRCA2 mutations. In women, 5% to 10% of breast cancers in women are thought to be due to BRCA1, BRCA2 and other inherited gene mutations. This means men who get breast cancer are more likely to have an inherited gene mutation than women who get breast cancer. Its recommended men diagnosed with breast cancer have genetic testing. (You may want to meet with a genetic counselor to learn more about genetic testing.) BY MCCBreast cancer risk is in”uenced by many things, including heredity, age and gender. Breast density is another factor that may aect cancer risk and the ability to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages, say some experts. According to the report, Mammographic density and the risk and detection of breast cancer,Ž published by The New England Journal of Medicine, as well as data from the National Cancer Institute, women with high breast density are four to “ve times more likely to get breast cancer. Only age and BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations increase risk more. However health care providers do not routinely use a womans breast density to assess her breast cancer risk, according to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Density does not refer to the size or shape of the breast and it may not be apparent by just looking at the breasts. Usually women do not learn they have dense breasts until their “rst mammograms. Dense breasts have more glandular and “brous tissue. Density may be hereditary, meaning mothers and daughters can share similar breast characteristics. Dense breasts cannot easily be seen through on a mammogram, which can make detecting lumps and other abnormalities more dicult. This can lead to missed cancers or cancers that are discovered at later stages. Women with dense breasts may require additional screening methods, such as a breast ultrasound or an MRI, in addition to yearly mammogram screenings. Education about breast density is gaining traction in some areas, thanks to informed women and advocacy groups like Some states in the United States are part of inform lists, in which radiologists include information about breast density on mammogram reports so women and doctors can make decisions about extra testing. Even if a woman does not live in a state where density is shared, she can request the information from the radiologist or doctor. Dense breasts show up with more pockets of white on mammograms than gray fatty tissue in less dense breasts. Cancer also appears white, and, therefore, tumors can be hidden. What do dense breasts mean for cancer risk? 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N/E/P/C | The Sun | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 PAGE 7F BY MCCMammograms take images of breast tissue to determine the presence of abnormalities, including lumps. Women may undergo traditional, 2D mammograms, but increasingly many health care facilities are now employing 3D technology because it can provide clearer pictures. A 3D mammogram, also called digital tomosynthesis, takes several di erent X-rays of the breasts and combines those images to establish a three-dimensional picture. The Mayo Clinic says that a 3D mammogram is typically used to search for breast cancer in people who may have no outward signs or symptoms. It also may be used to help diagnose the cause of a breast mass or nipple discharge. Doctors may suggest 3D imaging to get a better look at any growths or help identify the source of any symptoms a person may be concerned about. Two-dimensional mammograms are still the industry standard. The 3D versions are obtained in a similar fashion by pressing the breasts between two imaging plates. Rather than just taking images from the sides and top to bottom, the 3D version will take multiple angles to make a digital recreation of the breast. Medical News Today says this enables doctors to look at small, individual sections of the breast tissue that may be as thin as just a single millimeter. A study published in the journal JAMA Oncology says cancer detection rates are higher in people who do 3D imaging over time. Three-dimensional mammograms can be useful for women with dense breast tissue or those at higher risk for breast cancer. Although experts at MD Anderson Cancer Center advise any woman who needs a mammogram to get the 3D version. However, 3D mammography may not be covered by all insurance plans. Its important to note that a 3D mammogram releases the same amount of radiation as a traditional mammogram. It is of no greater risk to the patient, and it is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Also of note, because 3D mammograms produce more images, it may take a radiologist a little longer to read one than it would a 2D mammogram.Is 3D mammography right for you? MCCA 3D mammogram, also called digital tomosynthesis, takes several di erent X-rays of the breasts and combines those images to establish a three-dimensional picture. ResourcesAmerican Cancer Society/ Relay For Life: Dollars for Mammograms: www. National Breast Cancer Foundation: National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program: National Cancer Institute: types/breast/ mammogramsfact-sheet Susan G. Komen: SHUTTERSTOCK BY MCCAmong American women, breast cancer ranks as either the most commonly occurring cancer or a close second. The World Cancer Research Fund says there were two million new cases of breast cancer in 2018 across the globe, while the American Cancer Society notes the chance that a woman will die from breast cancer is about 2.6%. Fortunately, for most women, a cancer diagnosis is not terminal. Early detection and thorough treatment helps to improve the “ ve-year survival rate, especially for those with cancer that is localized to the breast or has only minimally spread. Women may have to undergo various forms of treatment, including radiation, c hemother apy and surgery. The National Cancer Institute notes that, while theyre e ective, breast cancer treatments can cause changes that a ect a womans physique, body image and sexuality. Some changes will be shortterm, such as hair loss or fatigue. Others may be permanent, such as breast loss or scarring from lumpectomy and mastectomy. Fertility also may be a ected, potentially compromising a womans ability to get pregnant after treatment. Regardless of the changes, breast cancer patients must realize they are not alone. Scores of women have experienced similar feelings and can be sources of support and inspiration during recovery. In addition, a handful of strategies can help women confront the physical changes resulting from cancer treatment in a positive way. € Understand that it is okay to feel frustrated, upset or angry with the changes that have occurred. It doesnt make you shallow. Anyone has the right to grieve treatment options that have changed their bodies in various ways. € Attempt to focus on how cancer treatment and the entire experience has made you stronger and more in tune with life. Cancer can be a wake-up call that sparks positive changes going forward. Focus on your strengths, rather than on what you cannot reverse. € Look for new ways to enhance your appearance, like a new hairstyle. A makeup makeover also can help. Some women like to splurge on a stylist who can help shape a wig or o er them some innovative ideas to change their appearance. € Speak with a doctor about what you can do to treat and camou” age skin changes from treatment. Topical creams may alleviate redness or dry patches while other remedies can minimize surgical scarring. The changes in body image that breast cancer survivors experience tend to be connected to the features that society characterizes as feminine. Loss of one or both breasts can greatly a ect body image. However, if mastectomy surgery is necessary, speak with your doctor about reconstruction possibilities. There also are very good prosthetic inserts and bras that can mimic the look of natural breasts under clothing. Physical changes are common after cancer treatment. Women can try a handful of strategies to successfully confront these changes.How to cope with physical changes resulting from cancer treatment Michael J. Looney, Inc. 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PAGE 53 | The Sun | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 PAGE 5 Computer equipment PRINTER, HP PHOTOSMART C3180 with extra ink $65, OBO 252-414-0710 Clothing/jewelry ESTATE JEWELRY assorted items $3 781-956-8891 MENS INVICTA WATCH, New, in Case,blue band limited edition $75 941-421-9984 WATCH, NEW Citizen Eco Drive Gold tone, black, no numbers $50 041-421-9984 Antiques collectibles 1964 VINTAGE GI. Joe Infantry Trooper $20 941-200-5718 2 DISNEY Snow White/7 Dwarfs vintage puzzles in frame $35 941-828-1411 CHINA, LENOX Westwind pattern, gold rim, set 8, 56 pcs $200 941-200-5718 CURRIER & IVES pocket knife-The Flying Cloud in display case $40 941-626-0967 DEPT 56 Harley Motorcycle Shop. Orig box, vintage, mint. $60 941-914-6945 DEPT 56 Harley City Dealership. Orig. box, mint cond. $70 941-914-6945 DEPT 56 Harley Mfg Bldg., 2 free standing bikes. Orig. box mint. $75 941-914-6945 DRAFTING INSTRUMENTS w/case made in GermanyVintage $25 941-639-1517 FRANKLIN MINT Harley pocket watch, mint stand $80 941-914-6945 FRANKLIN MINT Harley 1971 Super Glide 1/10 scale, good cond $60 941-914-6945 LIONEL BOXED switch tower#445/more stuff available. $55, OBO 941-735-1452 LIONEL BURRO CRANE Postwar, runs. Lighted signals also. $135, OBO 941-735-1452 LIONEL NYC postwar 2344 empty boxes w/liners. More. $175, OBO 941-735-1452 LIONEL YELLOW 4/light tower. 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Musical FOUNDERS OF MUSIC Book 1903, by Hannah Smith, good cond $33, OBO 571-251-4101 GUITAR, FENDER, black stand, price reduced, beautiful $100 941-769-2389 INSTRUMENTS GUITARS, Mandolins, Violins, cases prices vary $350 941-408-7535 ROGUE GUITAR ( NEW ) Beautiful Sunburst ADJ/Neck no case $125 941-408-7535 THE BEATLES PIANO Music book 27 songs, good cond. $12, OBO 571-251-4101 Medical 4 WHEEL WALKER Standardbasket, brakes, seat, nice. $70 941-268-8951 BEDSIDE COMMODE Like New $25 941-268-8951 DELUXE WALKER collapsable, breaks, storage seat $35 941-718-0585 Medical PLANTAR FASCIITIS Walking boot, R or L foot. Pics available $20, OBO 714-599-2137 SHOWER CHAIR w/arms. Like New. $30 941-268-8951 WHEELCHAIR SEAT 18Ž, Standard, nice $75 941-268-8951 WHEELCHAIR, ELECTRIC GOLDEN GP-205 Alante Sport. Lightly used. New @ $2,499. 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Unique. $25 941-200-5964 DOLL HOUSE Luxurious, Furnished, Electric $475 941-628-5511 Pool/spa/ & supplies POOL HEATER Gas, Raypack model P-R266A, extras, Filter etc. $350 941-525-7692 SOAKING TUB, 10 jet, 30ŽWx60ŽL, white. $300, OBO 941-815-3951 Lawn & garden BLOWER, TROYBUILT Handheld Gas $80, OBO 941-485-0681 CHAIN SAW Mac Mini 110 12Ž bar & chain sharped & runs good $95 941-214-8188 HEDGE CLIPPER, Echo, Gas, Model HC2000 28Ž cut $120, OBO 941-485-0681 HEDGECLIPPER Black & Decker electric, 18 inch bush hog $20, OBO 941-485-0681 LADDER, 24 FOOT Werner 2 piece Extension $175 941-629-5429 LEAF BAGGER, B&D, Electric, New, heavy duty. Orig 138 $95 941-718-0585 LINE TRIMMER, HUSQVARNA Like new. Model 322L. $150, OBO 941-485-0681 MOWER, SELF PROPELLED chain saw /weed eater/ push/ blower $199 941-724-6049 POLE SAW Fiskar extendable 12 steel hand pruner $20 941-214-8188 PRESSURE WASHER, Troy Built, New pump complete. $220, OBO 941-485-0681 SEED SPREADER Scotts, good cond. $10 423-7317 STRING TRIMMER, Homelite. New carburetor $50 941-264-3091 TILT TRAILER 52Žx90Ž/ 5 foot sides / gate/drive up ramp $499 941-724-6049 Outdoor living CAMPING CHAIRS Blue collapsible w/foot rest, bags $10, OBO 941-639-3639 PATIO FURNITURE Glass patio table and 6 cushion chairs $125 941-223-9113 RAFT TAHITI 6-PERSON NEW in box, 300 value for $150, OBO 941-423-0686YARD ENVY?MAKE YOUR NEIGHBORS JEALOUS LOLLANDSCAPE DESIGNCONSULTATION OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCENORTH PORT, VENICE, ENGLEWOOD, PORT CHARLOTTE, PUNTA GORDAFL ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST#644A941-426-8983TREEMENDOUS TREE, INC. Heavy/const. equipment BRAIDED POLYESTER ROPE Lifeline, 5/8Ž Rope, 200`, 300lbs. $100 941-882-8032 Tools/machinery 1/2Ž DRILL Milwaukee, heavy duty, reversible. Excellent cond. $75, OBO 941-639-3639 A IR COMPRESSOR Craftsman, 33 gal, 6hp, 150psi, like new $499, OBO 941-662-1967 A IRTANK PORTABLE excellent use for hobbyist . $20 629-6374 A NGLE SANDER/GRINDER Craftsman 7 in. w/attachments $30, OBO 941-639-3639 DRILL, RYOBI 3/8Ž New in case electric $25 941-421-9984 IRRIGATION PUMP New Everbilt 1.5 hp, cast iron w/ warranty $300 941-662-0025 METAL LATHE 110/220V, New $650, OBO 941-662-1967 MITER SAW power, sliding. very good cond. $50 941-6395335 MOTOR, 24 VOLT DC Minuteman 33 amp extras incl $100 714-599-2137 MULTI-POSITION LADDER Metal, 17 Reach, Like New $95 941-621-4721 PRESSURE WASHER Troy Bilt as is, includes attachment $35 423-7317 SNAP-ON METRIC WRENCHES Open/Box combo 10 to 19 mm. New. $225 941-629-5429 STEP LADDER Aluminum. 8, $45/firm Engl. East 941-4747387 TILE CUTTER, Elec. model CT C550 $40 941-743-0582 TOOL BOX Stanley light weight heavy duty 23Žx11.5Ž. $20 941-200-5964 Office/business equip./supplieCANON MAXIFY MB5020 NEW Wireless Printer, Print, Copy, Scan & Fax $175 941-408-7535 NEW SHOES, 38 pr. New in boxes, brand names. $100 941-421-9984 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 CUTE PUPPIES Toy Breed! Papillon Hybrid, Health Cert 1st Shots. $1100. 941-786-7044 Dogs 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 CARRIAGE Sage Green, Pet Gear. 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We have the answer $35.00 @month 2 yr warranties All makes 2005 up We cover 60k mi to 150k mi Engine-transmission Air conditioning Elec & brake system Rental car sub Tow & battery jump Flat tire change, lockout NO ONE HAS THIS! Call for free appt-details Factory Off Lease Auto Brokers Venice Isle Plaza, Venice Justin 941 350-7544 Maintenance plan available 2017-2018 BUICK SUVS CERTIFIED ONE PRICE NO FEES DELIVERED PAY THE TAX & DRIVE HOME 30 Off Factory lease weekly Low Miles, factory warranty 15-2017 Encore Pref. $15,500 10 Enclave 7 Pass $25,000 5-2017 Envision $21,000 Call for colors & options Justin 941-350-7544 Factory Off Lease Auto Brokers 1041 US 41 Bypass S Venice Cadillac 2017 CADILLAC CTS $29,990. SILVER, LUX, AWD, 29K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2017-2019 CADILLACS XT5 ONE PRICE NO FEES DELIVERED PAY THE TAX & DRIVE HOME 40 Off factory lease weekly. Low Miles Factory Warranty 10-2017 Base XT5 $26,500 12-2017 Luxury XT5 $30,500 10-2018 Luxury XT5 $33,500 5-2017 Escalade Lux $56,000 5-2019 ATS Sedans $26,000 FACTORY OFF LEASE AUTO BROKERS JUSTIN 941 350-7544 1041 US 41 Bypass S Venice Ford 2016 FORD ESCAPE $17,990. WHITE, TITANIUM, 56K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2018 FORD EDGE $27,990. RED, TITANIUM, 17K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 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. 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