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The following column rst ran in December 2007.This time of year, there are several commandments any savvy kid is careful to follow: Thou shalt watch out. Thou shalt not cry. Thou shalt not pout. Because they know why: List. Checked twice. Column A: Naughty. Column B: Nice. The latter is far preferable. For goodness sake, the Christmas commandments are enough to turn any normal kid into a mumbling paranoid, especially when theyre jacked up on the sugarplums of ex pectation. Being a kid is never a cakewalk, but the pre-Christmas naughty/nice jitters can drive them over the ledge. Its a lot of pressure, and children all learn the procedural requirements at an early age. Early in the season comes the obligatory solicitation letter: Dear Sir: My name is (Kid). How is (Mrs. Claus/Blitzen)? Cold enough for you up north? But enough small talk. The main p urpose of my letter is to assure you Ive been very nice all year long. Denitely not naughty. I cleaned my room. I walked Barkie every night. I did not bother Dad when he was busy watching (Monday Night Football/Dancing With the Stars). Contrary to what you may have heard from other sources, I did not hit my (little sister/brother/pet iguana) with a Tonka truck. I did not throw a t at bedtime last Thursday, despite unconrmed allegations stating otherwise. Therefore, I am asking for (various toys, but no clothing) this Christmas. Note especially the (most expensive toy). In conclusion, I look forward to your visit and hope your ight is a pleasant one. Sincerely, (Kid) Next, of course, comes the requisite personal interview: S. Claus: So, what would you like this year little (boy/girl)? Kid: (Deep breath). (Various stuff). Claus: Have you been a good little (boy/ girl)? Kid: (Deeper breath). (Head nod). Smile, photo and exit. The whole procedure is enough to give any kid ulcers before they hit age 5. To feed this anxiety, my wife found something new for the grandchildren this year. Its called Elf on the Shelf. The concept is sublime: A cute doll is placed around the house throughout the month of December. Each night, he moves to a new spot. Every morning, kids hunt for him. When my grandson Aidan, 4, rst encountered The Elf, he ran off into the kitchen screaming and refused to come out. Apparently, he thought he was being stalked by Chuckie. His two cousins adapted quicker. They live in a big house and every morning the two girls race to nd the errant Elf. One day, he was on a ceiling fan, and granddaughter Ella, 4, thoughtfully posited he had gotten stuck there while ying from replace to dining room. Aidans initial reaction notwithstanding, the whole thing can be a lot of fun. Still, given the pressure for all involved, the possibility exists for parental Elf abuse. My daughter-in-law admitted last week that when Ella refused to nish dinner recently, she was reminded of the omniscient Elf looming above. Ella thought about it for seven seconds, then picked up her fork again. After nishing, she walked over and announced, Tell Santa Claus I ate all my dinner, Mr. Elf. Nice, kid. Really nice. Stephen Baumann is a member of the Suns editorial board. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 941-681-3003.Sleeping, awake, watching PLACIDA A Kansas man died Monday from injuries he sustained Sunday when his personal watercraft collided with a boat on Lemon Bay, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ofcials. FWC spokesman Gary Morse conrmed Monday afternoon that Lee Hollis, 54, passed away Monday morning. In an email statement, Morse said the FWC suspects alcohol was a factor in the crash. Morse declined to specify who is suspected to have been drinking at the time of the accident. A report by the FWC stated that around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, a 21-foot 2012 Nautic Star motor boat and a 10-foot 2006 Bombardier personal watercraft collided near Stump Pass. According to the report, four people were aboard the motor boat, which was captained by Bruce Vilardi, 43. The report stated both the personal watercraft and the boat were headed south on the Intracoastal Waterway toward Stump Pass. The personal watercraft was passing the boat on its right side. The boat turned right to enter the pass and the two vehicles collided. After the collision, a sailboat operator helped rescue the injured and brought them to Stump Pass Marina on Maryland Avenue in Englewood. We heard the noise and saw the people out in the water, Darel Big Daddy Burns, who was working at the Stump Pass Marina bait shop on Sunday, said Monday. There Boat crash kills 1, injures 4By IAN ROSSSTAFF WRITEROfficials: Alcohol use suspectedCRASH | 6 What to my wondering eyes ... SUN PHOTO BY SUE PAQUINCharlotte County Fire/EMS Station 12, on Luther Road in Deep Creek, hosted the 15th annual Santa Firehouse Pancake Breakfast on Monday. Santa arrived on a re truck to the delight of the more than 100 children and their families who came to enjoy a holiday breakfast and visit with Santa Claus and his helpers. Charlotte County Fire/EMS sta and the event sponsor, Fawcett Memorial Hospital, joined together to make the event a memorable one. Here, Naiara Espinoza-Clore, 2, takes a candy cane from Santa as she sits on his lap. More photos on page 12.There is something about trains that fascinates people especially little boys. When we purchased our grandson Ryan a train set for Christmas, he tore open the wrapping and squealed with delight, Its a train! Just watching him scurry around on the living room oor and putting the tracks together took me back to 1958. It was the year I received an American Flyer train set from the A.C. Gilbert Toy Co. in New Haven, Conn. We lived in Elm City in those days on 5 Willow St. Every day I would race across State Street to Blatchley Avenue, run across the bridge, and peer through the thick glass oval windows situated around the building to look at the Christmas displays. There was only one window that I would stare into the one that had the American Flyer train set. The founder of the Gilbert Toy Co., Alfred Carlton Gilbert, was an Olympic athlete who established Trains transport memoriesBy AL HEMINGWAYSUN CORRESPONDENTTRAINS | 6SARASOTA COUNTY On the heels of a suggestion in Dr. Robert Marbuts recent report on homelessness in Sarasota County, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation has brought in another national expert to review and help come up with a master case management system to streamline services for the countys homeless. On a recommendation from homeless expert Marbut, the foundation contacted Shaun Lee, who visited with several service organizations late last week in the role of an independent consultant with expertise in master case management and the Homelessness Management Information System, or HMIS. Lee has experience working with the homeless and case management in St. Louis and San Antonio in Texas. GCCF director of community investment Jon Thaxton said a private meeting hosted by the foundation last week with Lee had more than 40 people who provide services to the homeless in attendance. Lee discussed the two main aspects of master case management: the actual personnel that work with the homeless and how they work with their clientele; and the HMIS, which is data collection software used to compile information on the homeless. Thaxton said discussions have taken place on improvements to the HMIS, who is going to be charged with owning the system, and who will be responsible for real-time data input. One of the main objectives of the HMIS is to eliminate duplicate counting and data of the areas homeless population. Ellen McLaughlin, Sarasota YMCA Schoolhouse Link program director and homeless liaison for county schools, said the meeting with Lee was an overview of the work hes done in Groups work to improve case managementBy SCOTT LOCKWOODSTAFF WRITERIMPROVE | 6 PHOTO PROVIDED BY AL HEMINGWAYA photo from a 1950s A.C. Gilbert Co. catalog showing a steam locomotive pulling cars similar to the one I had. SteveBAUMANNCOLUMNISTLIFE STORIES Charlotte SunAND WEEKLY HERALDTHE SUN: Police Beat 4 | Obituaries 5 | Legals 8 | Viewpoint 10 | Opinion 11 | THE WIRE: Nation 2,8 | State 3 | World 5 | Business 6-7 | Weather 8 | SPORTS: Lotto 2 | CLASSIFIED: Comics 9-12 | Dear Abby 12 | TV Listings 13 VOL. 121 NO. 358 AN EDITION OF THE SUN AMERICAS BEST COMMUNITY DAILYTUESDAY DECEMBER 24, 2013www.sunnewspapers.net $1.00 40 percent chance of rain71 51 High Low Look inside for valuable couponsThis years savings to date ...S UN COUPON VALUE METER CHARLIE SAYS ...THERES ONLY ONE MORE SLEEP TILL CHRISTMAS!!!!INDEX | 705252000258 Daily Edition $1.00 $84,148Reptile enthusiasts seek to lift ban on four giant snake species THE WIRE PAGE 1 HOLIDAY HEART ATTACKS MIKHAIL KALASHNIKOV DIESThe Russian firearms designer and inventor of the AK-47 has died at age 94. 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Our Town Page 2 E/N/C www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 GOVERNMENT TODAY Punta Gorda Board, of Zoning Appeals meeting, 4 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 326 W. Marion Ave., PG. 575-3369. EVENTS TODAY Deep Creek Elks 2763, Lunch With Diane 11-2:30, No Dinners, Lodge Will Close Early Festival of Lights, Over one million lights and themed deco rations, 10 am-5 pm Fishermens Village. 639-8721 Guided Nature Walk, Guided walk w/knowledgeable leader in great natural area, 10 am, 10941 Burnt Store Rd, PG, 941-5755435, public invited. Punta Gorda Elks, Bar open at 11, Xmas Eve Potluck at 1, bar closes at 5@25538 Shore Dr PG 637-2606 mmbrs & their gsts WEDNESDAY Woodcarving, Woodcarving & woodburning at the Culture Center will be closed Wed. Merry Christmas. Bev 764-6452 Deep Creek Elks 2763, Closed For Christmas, Happy Holidays From Deep Creek Elks 2763 Christmas Dinner, 11:30am-2:30pm free Christmas Dinner at Port Charlotte UMC 625-4356. All are invited! Christmas Dinner, Serving 11:30am to 2:30pm at Port Charlotte UMC 625-4356. Free for all delivery to shut-ins available. American Legion 103, Vet appr day Christmas Dinner 12p-3p, 2101 Taylor Rd 639-6337 TODAYShriners Breakfast, 7:30am. Olde World Restaurant NP. North Port Shrine Club. Every Tuesday. Shriners, Masons and Spouses invited. 426-0743. CANCELED Scrabble CANCELED Computer Tutoring North Port Moose, 11-2:30 Lunch.Closed at 4 p.m for private party North Port Members/Qualified Guest only 4-6., 14156 Tamiami 426-2126 CANCELED Tai Chi CANCELED Mahjong Taco VFW Post 8203, Come enjoy the best Tacos in town, Public welcome to eat in, Take out orders to go VFW Post 8203 11am-2pm WEDNESDAY Lunch VFW Post 8203, Lunch 11-2 every day except Tues, Sat, Sun, Take out & Public welcome sit enjoy Enjoy great food & special in canteen Free Turkey Dinner, Drop In 12-3 pm, Englewood UM Church, 700 E. Dearborn. Need Ride/Delivery? Call 587-1309 by noon Christmas Day. North Port Moose, Closed today for Christmas. Merry Christmas to All. 14156 Tamiami 426-2126 THURSDAYCurrent Events Conv, 10-11:30am NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 bring a topic or joke or just come & discuss North Port Moose, 11-2:30 Lunch. Liver/Onions, Burgers, Phillys 5-7. No Bingo tonight. Member/Qualified Guest. 14156 Tamiami 426-2126 Lunch VFW Post 8203, Lunch 11-2 every day except Tues, Sat, Sun, Take out & Public welcome. Enjoy great food & special in canteen Mexican Dominos, 12-3pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Come learn the game & join all the fun Bingo VFW 8203, Bingo is fun for all ages, come and enjoy excitement of the game. Come try your luck, you mite even WIN a game or two FRIDAYBasic Exercise, $40/8wks or $2/class 9-10am NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd Marcelle 235-0346 Join/feel better North Port Moose, 11-2 Lunch. Fish, Seafood, Prime Rib 5-8. Dan & Sunny Karaoke 7-11. Member/ Qualified Guest., 14156 Tamiami 426-2126 Pierogies-Take-Out, Pierogies/Kielbasa,Every Fri.10am-6pm Sat.10am-1pm. St. Andrew Ukr. Ctr. 4100 S. Biscayne Blvd. North Port. 941 786-5256 EVENTS TODAY Christmas Eve Cconcert, Free Concert 5pm @LBHS 2201Placida Rd. Pastor Garry Clark, Fellowship Band & Praise Team. Free refreshments 475-7447 Closed Post, Post 113 closes at 5PM for Christmas Eve. 3436 Indiana Rd. Rotonda 697-3616. Close at 5PM. FC Christmas Eve, Free Concert 7pm @ LBHS 2201Placida Rd. Pastor Garry Clark, Fellowship Band & Praise Team. Free refreshments 475-7447 WEDNESDAYFree Turkey Dinner, Drop In 12-3 pm, Englewood UM Church, 700 E. Dearborn. Need Ride/Delivery? Call 587-1309 BY noon Christmas Day. Fun With Watercolors, Paint-Alongs with Carolyn Merenda, Wed., 1-4pm, South Venice Civic Assn, 720 Alligator Dr. $90/mo.+supplies. 366-2866. THURSDAYPlant Clinic, 10-noon, Got a plant/tree problem? Bring in a sample to be identified @ New Englewood Library, 3450 S McCall 475-6903 Englewood Bridge Cl, Contract bridge is played every Thurs & Mon from 12:15 til 3:30 at The Hills Rest. RGCC, 100 Rotonda Cir, 698-7945, $2. Entertainment, V.F.W. Englewood, music by Quiet Fire, 5-8 p.m.! Baby Back Rib night 5-7 p.m.!, Public Welcome 474-7516 FRIDAYEntertainment, V.F.W. Englewood, music by ANDY G. 5-8 p.m.! Fish Fry or Wing night 5-7 p.m.! Open, to the Public! 474-7516 VFW Seafood Night, VFW10476 3725 CapeHaze Dr 5-8 The best fresh haddock shrimp or scallops in the area $10+ 697-1123 SATURDAYPancakes and More!, 7:30-11:30 am, egg & sausage/ biscuits & gravy/or quiche & fruit; $5/$3 kids. EUM Church, 700 E. Dearborn, 474-5588 EUMC Farmers Market, 9 am-1 pm Farmers Market. EUMC, 700 E. Dearborn, 474-5588. Organic produce, natural foods, art, crafts, more! Nature Hike, 9am 12pm 3120 Gasp Pines Blvd 276 233 6364 no reser Guided hike to Amberjack & back VFW Surf n Turf, VFW10476 3725 CapeHaze Dr 5-8 Fresh Surf n Turf $10 and up 697-1123 Entertainment, Karaoke with Ann & Sonny at the Rotonda, Amer. Legion 7-10 p.m. Varied menu avail., 6-8 p.m.! Public Welcome SUNDAYKARAOKE, Karaoke with Ann & Sonny at the Englewood, V.F.W. 4-7 p.m.! Blue Plate Special 4-6 p.m.!, Public Welcome 474-7516 | CHARLOTTE EVENTS | NORTH PORT EVENTS | ENGLEWOOD EVENTS New Years Eve Dance, Johnny Walkers Red High Tops Band at Alligator Park, 6400 Taylor Rd., PG. 8 p.m., Dec. 31. Hors doeuvres buffet. BYOB. Tickets cost $10 per person. For info, call Art at 586-321-6105; Patti at 941-575-7993; Laurie at 941-676-2078; or Lois at 419-239-4469. Featured EventPAID ADVERTISEMENT SUBSCRIPTIONS Home Delivery Rates: Newspaper designated market: City ZoneCarrier home delivered 7 days. 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Clinton Burton ............................941-681-3000 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of the Audit Bureau of Circulation CHRISTMAS CLOSURESIn observance of the Christmas Day holiday, all Charlotte and Sarasota county government business offices (in Sarasota, this includes libraries, the History Center, recreation centers, Arlington Pool, Payne Park and Knights Trail Park), along with Punta Gorda and North Port city offices, will be closed today and Wednesday. The county and circuit courts will be closed as well. Post offices will close early today, and will be closed Wednesday. Banks will be closed. Other local offices and services will be affected today and Wednesday as well, including: Public schools: Closed now through Jan. 5, 2014; classes resume Jan. 6 in Sarasota County, Jan. 7 in Charlotte. Charlotte County Administra tion Center: closed both days. Charlotte County Utilities: Customer service will be closed both days; payments accepted by phone at 941-764-4300, or by electronic billing at www. CharlotteCountyFL.gov (select Utilities from the department list). Standby staff will be on call for utility emergencies at 941-764-4300. Mini-Transfer facilities: Both the West Charlotte and Mid-County centers will be closed both days. Charlotte County Landfill on Zemel Road: open today; closed Wednesday. Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau offices: closed both days. Visitors with questions about things to do can call 800-652-6090, or visit www. CharlotteHarborTravel.com. Charlotte County Fire/EMS Headquarters will be closed both days; all other stations will be open. Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) bus service: regular service today; closed Wednesday. Sunshine Ride: limited service today; closed Wednesday. Dial-A-Ride: open today; closed Wednesday. Family Services Center: Char lotte government offices at the center will be closed both days. Charlotte County library administration offices: closed both days. Charlotte County libraries: closed both days. Charlotte County Historical Center: closed both days. Harold Avenue Recreation Center: closed both days. South County Regional Park Recreation Center in Punta Gorda: closed both days. Joseph A. Tringali Recre ation Center: closed both days. Charlotte Community Services administration offices: closed both days. The Morgan Family Commu nity Center, the George Mullen Activity Center and the bike and skate parks in North Port: closed both days. Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center offices: closed both days. Port Charlotte Beach Recre ation Center: closed both days. J.M. Berlin/Rotary Skate Park at Ann Dever Memorial Regional Park: open both days. Captain Don Cerbone Memorial Skate Park at Carmalita Park: open both days. Charlotte County pools: closed both days. Charlotte Sports Park offices: closed both days. Charlotte County Sheriffs administration and district offices in Englewood, Port Char lotte and Punta Gorda: closed both days. Visitation hours at the Charlotte County Jail will be extended; visit www.ccso.org/ Corrections/visitation.cfm to view visitation hours. Edison State College (including the Charlotte campus): closed both days. Classes and campus services resume regular hours Jan.2. North Port Area Chamber of Commerce: closed both days. State College of Florida: closed; on winter break. College reopens Jan. 2, 2014; classes resume Jan. 6. Cultural Center of Charlotte County: open today; closed Wednesday open only for Christmas dinner. Charlotte and Sarasota county health departments: offices and clinics will be closed both days. In Charlotte, Women, Infants and Children clients who previously were scheduled to pick up WIC checks today can pick them up before or after the holidays during regular business hours (see www.CharlotteCHD. com for more info). Garbage collection for residents of Charlotte County will be as follows: No curbside collection Christmas Day, Wednesday. Curbside collec tion service from Christmas Day through the rest of the week moved one day later Wednesday collected Thursday, Thursday collected Friday, and Friday collected Saturday. Residents and commercial customers of the city of Punta Gorda who receive trash, yardwaste or curbside-recycling service Wednesday will be serviced Thursday; all other days will receive service as normally scheduled. Residents of the city of North Port and those who live in unincorporated Sarasota County will not have yard waste, recy clables or garbage collection Wednesday. Residents whose regular collection days are Wednesday, Thursday or Friday will have their collection day moved to the next day in the week. For example, residents with a regular collection day of Wednesday will have their collection day Thursday; Thurs days regular collection will be Friday. Todays collection will not change. Because collection times vary, residents should place refuse materials at the curb by 6 a.m. the day of pickup. Sarasota Countys chemical collection centers at 8750 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota; and 250 S. Jackson Road, Venice: closed through Wednesday. Citizens Convenience Center, 4010 Knights Trail Road, Nokomis: closed Wednesday. Bill Gunnin The much-anticipated North Port Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Community Guides are here. This annual publication provides valuable information about the chamber, chamber partners, city of North Port and surrounding communities. It also provides an orientation to the community and what is available to our residents, businesses and visitors. The 84-page 2014 Community Guides are available for free at the chamber ofce (near Wendys), North Port City Hall, North Port Library and at the advertisers place of business. I would like to thank all of the advertisers for supporting the guide and making it possible for the chamber to provide this publication to our community. I would also like to thank ROI Media for doing such a great job in soliciting advertisers, designing and printing the Community Guide, and assisting in the distribution of it throughout the community. The North Port Chamber will host a community shredding event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the North Port Health Park parking lot, located at 15141 Tamiami Trail (near Wendys). The event is being sponsored by Privacy Panther, a company that provides comprehensive protection of personal identity information, and asset and identity theft protection. Individuals and businesses are welcome to bring any type of personal or business-related documentation that they wish to have shredded. Cost is $1 per box. The city of North Port has introduced a Special Events Assistance Program, designed to help with the cost of city resources or equipment that is incurred when holding a special event in the city. If your event meets the criteria as outlined in the program guidelines and you are granted an award, the amount will be applied directly toward the actual costs of city resources for the approved special event. To launch this program, we are offering a special application submission period from Jan. 20, 2014, to Feb. 11, 2014. If awarded, the funds will be directly applied toward costs of city resources for events occurring from March 1, 2014, to Sept. 30, 2014. Applications submitted after the Feb. 11, 2014, deadline will not be accepted. The city is hosting a Special Events Clinic from 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 4 at the Morgan Family Community Center off West Price Boulevard. Space is limited to the rst 50 registrants. Call 941-429-7018 or 941-4297229 to reserve your spot today. For questions, call Sherry Willette at 941429-7229 or George Ospina at 941-429-7018. The North Port Chamber will be closed today and Wednesday in observance of the Christmas holiday, and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in observance of the New Year holiday. The chamber would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. For more information, call the chamber ofce at 941-564-3040 or visit www.northportarea chamber.com. Bill Gunnin is executive director of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce. 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The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net E/N/C Our Town Page 3 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Editors note: The Sun is recapping its most compelling and talked about stories of 2013. Look for stories to follow each day, through Dec. 31. This year marked the much-anticipated completion of the Punta Gorda Pathways, a beautifully lit and landscaped chain of pedestrian and bike paths that link the outer edges of Punta Gorda to the citys downtown district. Formerly dubbed Ring Around the City, ofcials in March changed the projects name to Punta Gorda Pathways to better reect the citys commitment to bicyclists and pedestrians. In July, the nal section of the Harborwalk path, which stretches from the eastern edge of Gilchrist Park back around the Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel up to the U.S. 41 bridge, was completed, bringing to a close at least for now the near ly decade-long project. City ofcials rst began dreaming of a river walk in the late 1980s, after the last mobile homes were moved out of the former municipal trailer park to make way for Laishley Park. The vision expanded amid the urban renewal set off by Hurricane Charley in 2004. The pathways consist of 18 miles of bike and pedestrian trails and paths connecting city neighborhoods, parks and commercial areas. It is made up of Harborwalk East and West, a promenade along the waterfront runs from Charlotte Regional Medical Center through downtown and Gilchrist Park to Fishermens Village; the Linear Park, which follows the old railroad right of way from near Fishermens Village to Cross Street; multiuse recreational trails (MURTS) along U.S. 41 and Shreve Street; and connector projects to neighborhoods around town. The south MURTS starts at the south end of Punta Gorda near the welcome sign on U.S. 41 and runs up to Monaco Drive where it connects to an already-completed segment running north to Aqui Esta. From there, the trail runs up to Airport Road and links up with the Shreve Street MURT, Linear Park and Harborwalk. The new section of the Linear Park runs across a quiet, scenic part of town graced with shade and a variety of amenities, including decorative lights, bollards, benches, landscaping, a 10-foot by 20-foot shade structure and water fountain at Gill Street and a xit repair station at Shreve Street and W. Virginia Avenue. And most recently, bike signs roughly 200 of them were installed to guide cyclists around four major bike paths Washington Loop, Punta Gorda bridges, Tropical Gulf and Tour de Punta Gorda totaling 108 miles of road across South County. The signs mark every turn along the routes and, at certain locations, there are condence signs letting riders know they should continue straight through a major intersection, barring trafc, or that they are in the right location. The project was funded through a combination of Federal Transportation Funds, Infrastructure Sales Tax money better known as the penny sales tax and private sector development projects. City ofcials say the system will benet residents and visitors alike, enhancing quality of life. On any given day, dozens of walkers, runners and cyclists can be seen enjoying the paths.Email: email@example.com B estof 3102 3102 3102 Pathways completeBy BRENDA BARBOSASTAFF WRITER | COMMUNITY | NEWS BRIEFSChristmas Eve services On Christmas Even, Faith Lutheran Church, 551 Rotonda Blvd. West, Rotonda will offer a family service at 7 p.m. and a candlelight service at 10 p.m. Communion will be celebrated at both services. Please join us to celebrate the real reason for the season, Jesus birth. All are welcome. Call 941-697-3313 or visit www.faithlutheran rotonda.org for more information. New Years Day birding walkaboutThe Peace River Audubon Society will hold a New Years Day Walkabout at Ollies Pond, beginning at 8 a.m. Jan. 1, with Stu and Louise Lewis. Join the Audubon Society and celebrate the new year at one of the best birding sites in Port Charlotte, according to organizers. Recent sightings around Ollies Pond include a sora rail, sharp-shinned hawk, pileated woodpecker, hooded mergansers, northern shoveler, ring-necked ducks, blue-winged teal and yellow-throated warblers, along with some of the more common song and water birds. For more information or directions, call 603-742-2874. All of the groups meetings, eld trips and walkabouts are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule, visit www. PeaceRiverAusdubon.org. The holidays are upon us. At night, have you noticed all the homes blazing with elaborate, multicolored creations of lights? They seem to be expressions of joy and hope. I have a pet theory: I suspect that the volume of light displays during the holidays is another indication of the state of the economy. On my nightly drive home from the newspaper, I count houses that have splashy concoctions of holiday lights. During the last few years, the numbers have risen dramatically in my neighborhood. I count them as I drive down Salford Boulevard in North Port, even tallying those visible on side streets, for a three-mile stretch. The decorations begin appearing a week before Thanksgiving. Then on Turkey Day, there is a burst of new ones. The numbers double about Dec. 12. Then, theres another burst about Dec. 20 through New Years Day. Last year, within my small test area, I recorded a record of 80 glowing houses. Up to Monday, I counted 145, and tonight will be the peak of illumination. Thats at least an 81 percent increase over the previous year. Ive heard from other people that there are signicantly more lights out there this year. Theres not only an increase in brightly clad dwellings this year, but the colors and congurations seem to be more eye-popping than ever. Im sure the new LED bulbs have a lot to do with the brilliant colors, but there may be something else going on here. People are purchasing new lights and are not worrying about the increase in their electric bills. Recent news reports show a nationally improving job situation, increases in home values and construction, burgeoning car sales and healthy retail sales. According to a report last week, the economy in the third quarter expanded at the fastest rate in almost two years. Gasoline prices have receded from wallet-pinching highs. There have been encour aging economic statistics, but the average person still is shaking off a hangover from the Great Recession. However, many people appear to be feeling good about the state of their lives and happy enough to climb onto their roofs and create a Christmas or Hanukkah card for the community. When I pull into my driveway at the end of a long day at work, I have a warm feeling that there are more people this year who are happier with their lives. Thats something worth celebrating. That kind of wealth isnt just bought with money. The glow around those homes radiates from the hearts within. Ken Cormier is Sun wire editor. He can be reached at kcormier@ sun-herald.comEconomic news within the lights? Ken Cormier Please mail Charloe County Homeless Coalition P O Box 380157 Murdock, FL 33938941-627-4313 ext. 118www.cchomelesscoalition.org Tina.Figliuolo@cchomelesscoalition.org P le a s em ail yourgito: C h l C t H l C li t i Registration #CH2328 Charlotte County Homeless Coalition is a nonprofit, charitable organization classified as a 501(c)3 by the IRS. Gifts are tax-deductible.rfnnnnnnnnnnnnt YES! I want to help the homeless and hungry! 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Our Town Page 4 E/N/C www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS PORT CHARLOTTE A bicyclist remained hospitalized Monday after being seriously injured in a crash Sunday in Port Charlotte. Daniel Hodges, 37, of Port Charlotte, was riding his bike south on Conway Boulevard when he darted out into oncoming traffic in an attempt to cross U.S. 41, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. He was struck by a 2007 Hyundai Accent driven by 19-year-old Taylor Phares, also of Port Charlotte, author ities said. The incident occurred at 7:50 p.m. The FHP reported Hodges condition to be serious, but stable. He was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers. Im not doing too good, Hodges said Monday from his hospital room. Im hurt pretty bad. He said surgery was planned for today to repair a broken leg and a broken hand, and my neck hurts. Hodges doesnt remember much about the crash or where he was going, but his stepfather, Bill Owen, noted he was just a block from home. Owen is optimistic his stepson will have a speedy recovery. It could have been a lot worse, he said. Charges are pending the FHPs investigation, but authorities have determined Phares was not under the influence of alcohol. Monday, they were still waiting for blood-alcohol results from Hodges.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgFHP: Injured cyclist darted into trafficBy ADAM KREGERSTAFF WRITER NORTH PORT Details were scarce Monday in connection with a motorcycle crash that claimed the life of a 27-year-old North Port man along South Biscayne Drive early Monday morning, according to the North Port Police Department. But according to a brief report released by NPPD Assistant Police Chief Tony Sirianni, Johnathan James Fabiani, of Schooner Street, crashed his 2006 Yamaha Sport motor cycle in the 6300 block of S. Biscayne Drive at 2:14 a.m. Ofcers who arrived at the scene found the motorcycle wedged between two palm trees, the report states, and Fabiani had been thrown from the bike, his body coming to rest in the southbound lane of Biscayne. Fabiani was pronounced dead at the scene by North Port Fire Rescue, the report states. According to Sirianni, a full report may not be available for a couple of weeks, and he was unable to provide details on how fast Fabiani was traveling, if alcohol was involved, whether he was wearing a helmet, or if the motorcycle belonged to Fabiani. According to the report, the motorcycle Fabiani was driving had a Connecticut tag. According to the Sarasota County Clerk of Courts, Fabiani has not had any previous trafc citations. North Port man killed in motorcycle crashBy DREW WINCHESTER STAFF WRITERPORT CHARLOTTE It took a punch to the face and three kinds of weapons to subdue a suspect who attacked deputies and bit one on the face, according to the Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce. Authorities stopped Jalan Jerome Warren, 33, of the 2100 block of Conway Boulevard in Port Charlotte, shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday for allegedly failing to stop at a stop sign on his street. While Warren was being searched, a small amount of meth fell out of his pocket, the report shows. The suspect allegedly broke free from the searching deputys grasp and swung at another deputy before elbowing him in the side of the head. After Warren, whose booking sheet lists him at 6-foot-4, 180 pounds, was taken to the ground, he bit a deputys face, the report shows, so he was punched in the face by one of the other three deputies trying to control him. The struggle continued. Deputies let go of Warren so they could Taser him. The rst deputys Taser failed to deploy, so the suspect got up and ran. Two other deputies tried to Taser Warren, but the weapons werent effective. The suspect allegedly ed through a neighbor hood and jumped two fences before authorities caught up to him. They struck him with a baton. He continued to run, so another Taser was used on him. This time, Warren fell to the ground. He alleged ly continued struggling, so he was pepper-sprayed before nally being taken into custody. Warren was charged with two counts of battery on a law enforcement ofcer and one count each of resisting arrest with violence, possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation which he was on for providing false information on pawned items. He was being held Monday without bond in the Charlotte County Jail.Woman charged with shooting at boyfriendNORTH PORT It was around 10:30 on Saturday night when Sheila Smiths boyfriend was asleep on the couch following an argument the couple had; it was just a few minutes later when she opened re on her boyfriend with a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun, according to the North Port Police Department. Smith, 45, of the 5300 block of Haftel St., North Port, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, ring a missile into a vehicle or building, battery and using a rearm under the inuence of alcohol, a police report states. Smith and the 41-yearold victim had been arguing in bed prior to the alleged shooting, according to the report, and the victim went out to the living room to sleep on the couch. Thirty minutes later, the victim saw the bedroom door open and the light come on. Smith then reportedly raised the gun and red a single round into the oor of the home. The victim then wrestled Smith to the oor in an attempt to disarm her, during which Smith bit and scratched the victim during the struggle, the report states. The victim then was able to escape and phoned authorities, who arrived a short time later to nd Smith standing in the garage repeatedly smacking herself in the face with her left hand. According to the report, once police entered the residence they found the gun and a buttery knife on the couch, along with blood splatter on the bedroom wall and bedsheets, the report states. Smith was taken into custody around 2 a.m. on Sunday and transported to the Sarasota County Jail, where she was given a breath test and blew .141 and .132; the legal limit is .08. She remains in jail on $440,000 bond. Report: Son threatened to shoot momPORT CHARLOTTE Authorities arrested a man Saturday after he allegedly threatened to shoot his mother. According to the Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce, Gregory Christopher Millwood, of the 3000 block of Villa Street in Port Charlotte, pointed a gun at his mother late Friday after she confronted him about seeing him in a car with a woman who wasnt his wife. The report shows Millwood stated, If you werent my mother, I would kill you. The victim said she waited a day and reported the incident on Saturday because she was scared. Authorities located Millwood in his car, where they found a loaded semi-automatic Beretta handgun. He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Millwood was released Sunday from the Charlotte County Jail on $5,000 bail. 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The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net E/N/C Our Town Page 5 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Editors note: The Sun is recapping its most compelling and talked about stories of 2013. Look for stories to follow each day, through Dec. 31.The cause for peace lost one of its staunchest ghters with the death of Peter Duisberg. He was like a father to everyone in the peace movement, said Joyce Raby who as well as her husband, Tom Tyrell worked with Duisberg on peace education and other projects. He had determination. He always made sure something was accomplished. Duisberg, 93, died June 15. In Englewood, Duisberg was a long-time peace activist. He was also my friend. A soil scientist, Duisberg served as director of the InterAmerican Geological Survey in Panama from 1964 to 1971. He did much to plant seeds for peace. Peters peace and human rights activism along with his wife, Annabelle, who died in 2007 dates back before Martin Luther King marched in Selma, Ala. As a boy, Peter grew up in a Republican family, handing out leaets supporting Herbert Hoover. But as a young man, Peter told me, he confronted his prejudices after attending a Quaker prayer meeting in 1939. Listening to a fellow graduate student who was Jewish taught him the error of his anti-Semitic views. He always credited Annabelle for helping him to evolve as a human rights and peace activist. They were a team. The Duisbergs had been active in the Southwest Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice and the Englewood Peace Initiative Coalition. He also saw the creation in 2003 of the Duisberg Award, named for him and Annabelle. In Englewood, his peace programs and efforts included establishing area Englewood Peace Day ceremonies in the early 1990s. These were traditionally held Dec. 31 coincidentally, Duisbergs birthday. Thats when I rst met Peter, who encouraged me to write occasional poems for the rst three annual ceremonies. And in the 1990s, when conicts raged in Bosnia and Yugoslavia, Duisberg was instrumental in bringing local Albanian, Serb and Croatian residents together in wellattended forums at the Elsie Quirk Library. He also led a successful fundraising effort to disarm a Croatian mineeld. Peter was instrumental in a fundraising effort to send two Lemon Bay High School graduates to the International Global Alliance Peace Summit in 2011. The slogan, think globally, act locally, wasnt a bumper sticker to Peter; it was a mantra by which he lived. He was dedicated to peace from the local community to the global community, said Sydney Crampton, a member of the Englewood Peace Initiative Coalition. He made us feel we could and should do more. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Port Charlotte Chapel. As of Monday, Peters sons, Larry and Jerry, were nalizing arrangements. The Englewood Peace Initiative Coalition will hold a forum, Remembering Peter Duisberg, at its next meeting 2 p.m. June 20 at the Elsie Quirk Library, 100 West Dearborn St., Englewood. Steve Reilly is a reporter for the Englewood Sun. Email him at reilly@ sun-herald.com. Englewood activist dies Steve Reilly PHOTO PROVIDEDPeter Duisberg makes a peace sign at the Englewood Pioneer Days festival in 2011. B estof 3102 3102 3102 | OBITUARIESCHARLOTTE Anthony Salvatore DiGiovannaAnthony Salvatore DiGiovanna, 83, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at home. He was born June 30, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Anthony and Mary DiGiovanna and grew up in Ridgewood, N.Y. Anthony spent 39 years as a submarine designer and senior draftsman with Electric Boat Company, Groton, Conn. He moved to Florida from East Lyme, Conn., with his wife, Jeannette. Anthony is survived by his loving family, sons, Richard (Eileen) DiGiovanna of Fairfax Station, Va., Paul (Kathryn) DiGiovanna of Yorkville, Ill., Stephen (Sherry) DiGiovanna of East Lyme, and Michael (Susie) DiGiovanna of Huntington Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Jean Marie DiGiovanna of Boulder, Colo.; a sister, Annette (Tony) Pumo of New Hyde Park, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren. Donations in his memory may be made to the Saint Michael Roman Catholic School, 48 Walnut St., Brattleboro, VT 05031. Friends may visit online a www.robersonfh.com to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Punta Gorda Chapel.Charles Kenneth LedfordCharles Kenneth Ken Ledford, 74, of Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of southern Maryland, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. He was born July 14, 1939. Ken is survived by his wife, Bobbi; son, Scott; sister-in-law, Glenna Hemphill; and three nieces and their families, Chrissy, Denise and Debbie. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at The First United Methodist Church, 507 W Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. There will be a reception immediately following the service.Doris LindseyDr. Doris Lindsey, 89, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Port Charlotte. She was born March 20, 1924, in Roxana, Ill., to Jennie and Leland Hubbartt. Doris has been a resident of Charlotte County for over 25 years. She held a doctorate in English and taught at Middle Tennessee State University at Murfreesboro, Tenn. After moving to Port Charlotte, she became head librarian at Florida Southern College and was instrumental in setting up the library. Doris was a co-founder of Pride of Charlotte, a ladies bar bershop chorus, as well as co-founder of Tune Makers, a small group of women singers who entertained locally. She was a dedicated barbershopper and devoted much time and effort to promoting interest in the organization. Dr. Lindsey is survived by her four children, Richard R. Lindsey, Annette Lindsey, Susan Castleberry and Michele Lindsey; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brother, Larry Hubbartt of Wood River, Ill. Her loving husband, Richard, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the First Presbyterian Church in Punta Gorda, Fla. Burial will be in Terre Haute, Ind.Richard Allen LindseyRichard Allen Lindsey, 89, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. He was born Jan. 29, 1924, in Boston, Mass., to Benjamin S. Lindsey and Ivy L. (nee Parish) Lindsey. After completing high school, Dr. Lindsey joined the U.S. Army Air Force and served as a radio-man, 51st Troop Carrier Squadron, ETO. He graduated from Indiana State University in 1948 and received a doctorate at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 1962. As a Professor of History, he taught at sever al state universities and at Culver-Stockton College, a private liberal arts college. He completed his teaching career at Florida Southern College in 1995 as a Professor Emeritus with over 40 years in education. Dr. Lindsey was the author of many scholarly articles in professional journals as well as the author of four novels. He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and Pi Gamma Mu honor societies. Dr. Lindsey was a dedicated barbershop singer in the Suncoast Statesmen for almost 20 years and served as president in 2007. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Punta Gorda, Fla. Dr. Lindsey is survived by four children, Richard R. Lindsey, Annette Lindsey, Susan Castleberry and Michele Lindsey; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. A memorial will be held at a later date at First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Terre Haute, Ind.Debbie Ann MeltonDebbie Ann Melton, 53, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. She is survived by her mother, Beverly; her husband, Don Silverwood; brother, Mike Melton; nephews, Garrett, Brett and Trentt; uncle, Bob Buckley; cousins, Vickie and Danny; and companion, Everett Payne. There will not be a service. Arrangements are by ICS Cremations & Funerals, Inc.Edwin S. WattsEdwin S. Watts, 89, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.Harold E. WyerHarold E. Hal Wyer, 100, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at home. He was born Nov. 15, 1913, in Kirkwood, Ohio, to Dr. Harry G. and Berenice Wyer. His father was an U.S. Army surgeon, and his mother was a composer-pianist. Harold was a graduate of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in the class of 1937. He worked for General Electric Co., and Bethlehem Steel Co., after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Harold was a management consultant and held a certicate from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Registered Professional Engineer. He and his wife, Faith, lived for 25 years in Lynneld, Mass., where they were active in the Centre Congregational Church and the Lynneld Couples Club. After retiring in 1980 they moved to Port Charlotte and spent the summers until 2001 in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Harold was devoted to amateur radio communications for over 60 years and was a member of the National Rie Association and the American Institute of Industrial Engineers. He is survived by his caregivers; and his friend, Cindy Pascarelli of Port Charlotte. Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Faith, who died in 2009; and daughter, Judith Wyer, who died last month. Graveside services and interment with military honors by a U.S. Navy Honor Guard will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Port Charlotte. Friends may visit online at www. robersonfh.com to sign the memory book and extend condolences. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.ENGLEWOOD Mary P. BenzaMary P. Benza, 95, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. She was born July 20, 1918 in Englewood, N.J. Mary moved to Florida from Long Island, N.Y., in the 1970s. She lived 25 years on Marco Island, Fla., and 12 years in Englewood. Mary was very active in the San Marco Church on Marco Island and St. Rafaels Church in Englewood. She attended daily mass at St. Rafaels for many years, was a Eucharistic Minister, a Respite Care worker and belonged to the CCW and participated in many of their activities. Mary will be greatly missed by her family, sister, Helen (Michael) Izzo of New Jersey; two children, Mary (August) Nordone of Syracuse, N.Y., and Philip (Patricia) Benza of Riverview, Fla.; ve grandchildren, Julie (Chris) Quesada, Scott (Sarah) Benza, Joanna (Jason) Alves, Christine (Jeremy) Crouse and Joseph Nordone; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank C. Benza; her sister, Lisa Cicchetti; and brothers, Frank and John Pellegrini. Calling hours are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday Dec. 27, 2013, at St. Rafaels Church. Burial will follow at Naples Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home.Walter C. Mitchell Sr.Walter C. Mitchell Sr., 91, of Englewood, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. Walter is survived by his son, Walter Jr. (Lou Ann) of Englewood; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara; and daughter, Dixie. Memorial donations may be made to, Suncoast Humane Society, 6781 San Casa Dr., Englewood, FL 34224. Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Englewood.Frank VitaleFrank Vitale, 87, of Englewood, Fla., died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. He was born Jan. 26, 1926, in New York and came to this area in 1989 from Shirley, N.Y. Frank worked for the Suffolk County Maintenance Department for the State of New York. He was a lifetime member of the Brookhaven Fire Department in New York and was a member of the V.F.W. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. Frank is survived by his two daughters, Vita Ruquet and Susan Anne Mattucci; three grandchildren, Frank Ruquet, Joanne Cutler and Joseph Vitale; six great-grandchildren, Matthew, Frank, Anthony, Justin, Elizabeth and Kimberley; and two great-great-grandchildren, Hailee and Thomas. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in the Chapel of Peace at Gulf Pines Memorial Park in Englewood. Memorial donations may be made to TideWell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home.NORTH PORT Mary Frances AltonMary Frances Fran Alton, 68, of North Port, Fla., passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. She was born Sept. 13, 1945, in West Plains, Mo., to Juanita (nee St. Cin) and Joseph Gieri. Mary was a pharmacy technician at Englewood Hospital for 30 years. She is survived by her husband, Martin Mike Alton; sons, Michael W. Alton and Martin A. (Judi) Alton, both of North Port; four grandchildren, Leanne, Daniel, Kara and Mallory; brothers, Tony Gieri and Henry Budzik, both of Kansas City, Mo.; two nieces; and two nephews. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Farley Funeral Home, North Port Chapel. Burial will be at Virgil City Cemetery in Virgil City, Mo. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. To share a memory visit www.farleyfuneral home.com.Raymond K. DaileyRaymond K. Dailey, 78, of North Port, Fla., passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. He was born March 12, 1935 in Sunbury, Penn., and was the son of Kathryn and Charles Dailey. Raymond served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953 until 1960. He was married for 58 years to Janice (nee Klinger) Dailey. Raymond lived in Woodbridge, Va., where he had his own heating and air-conditioning business. He is survived by his wife, Janice; children, Wray, Linda and Bruce; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Farley Funeral Home North Port Chapel with military honors being presented at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at Abbes Donuts Shop. To send condolences visit www.farleyfuneralhome. com. DESOTONo deaths were reported in DeSoto Monday. 1 1 I '
Our Town Page 6 E/N/C www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 FROM PAGE ONE ENGLEWOOD Early Monday, volunteers were busy filling salt and pepper shakers, putting up holiday decorations and setting up for Englewood United Methodist Churchs annual Christmas dinner. For 22 years, the church has served free Christmas turkey dinners for Englewood residents and anyone else who wants to attend. This Christmas is no different. The church located at 700 E. Dearborn St. will serve free Christmas dinners from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the churchs fellowship hall. Last year, volunteers served 1,800 dinners and are expecting to serve as many if not more this year, said Grace Talada, one of the organizers. It grows by 100 each year, she said. The dinner includes turkey and gravy, dressing and cranberry sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes and sweet potato casserole, rolls and butter, pumpkin pie with or without Cool Whip, iced tea, coffee and milk. Besides the meal, the volunteers provide musical entertainment and this year promises a visit from Mrs. Santa Claus. They dont just come to eat, Talada said. Among those who come to enjoy the dinner, she said, This is a great place to be for dinner for those who are alone from their families for the first time or those who are grieving or just alone. The volunteers also deliver more than 100 meals to those who are housebound or shut-ins. More than 400 volunteers make serving the meals possible, Talada said. Volunteers were being assigned Monday to specific duties. More than 25 new volunteers showed up on Monday, and Talada expects more volunteers on Christmas day. Teenagers came today unannounced, Talada said. Volunteers, she said, range from 5 years old to 93. Shes been volunteering for eight years. This is our winter church family, Roberta Pary said. Both she and her husband, Thomas, volunteer regularly and have been volunteer ing for the Christmas dinner for several years. Sandy Dussault said, I felt the need to give back. Pointing to the women around him sorting out silverware, Don Melhorn said, Look who I get to work with.Email: email@example.comEnglewood Methodist cooking for ChristmasBy STEVE REILLYSTAFF WRITERCOME TO CHRISTMAS DINNERThe Englewood United Methodist Church located at 700 E. Dearborn St. will serve free Christmas dinners from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the churchs fellowship hall. For those who are home-bound or shut-ins, volunteers will deliver dinners. For deliveries, call 941-587-1309 by noon Wednesday. More than 400 people volunteer to help make the free Christmas dinners at the Englewood United Methodist Church possible. Janice Durrett, Don Melhorn and Sandy Dussault sort out silverware Monday in preparation for Christmas.SUN PHOTOS BY STEVE REILLY, firstname.lastname@example.orgVolunteers Roberta Pary, Brooklyn Hodgson, Olivia Hodgson and Grayce Robertson ll salt and pepper shakers in preparation for the 22nd annual Englewood United Methodist Church free Christmas dinner to be served from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the churchs fellowship hall.San Antonio and how things are done there. She said that Lee is going to come up with a list of recommendations on how to structure a master case management for the foundation. Im sure its going to make the system of care be a little better organized so that families will have clear resources and connection to those resources, McLaughlin said. Charlotte County HMIS administrator Michael Overway also met with Lee about case management coordinated processes within the community something Overlay said is already going on in Charlotte. Overway said that Charlotte County has taken everyone that is in their HMIS system from agencies that provide services and standardized all of them on a standard intake system. The ideas that he presented in the meeting are denitely ideas that all of the continuum of care need to embrace, Overway said. We all have to have that stan dardized level of how were going to make sure that our systems are entirely client-centered. As continuums of care all around the state, we havent really done a good job of that, and we need to do better. According to Thaxton, Lee said he was impressed with the existing levels of cooperation of the service providers in the area. He said there is an opportunity to do some real pioneering work in the eld of homeless case management, and the grounds here are fertile for that, Thaxton said. He thinks the environment here is very receptive to change and improving the processes that are already in place. Lee could not be reached for comment. Marbut, a San Antonio-based consultant brought in by the county and the city of Sarasota which both have committed $500,000 to ght homelessness presented his ndings in a report last month, including that Englewood leads the county in homeless families, followed closely by North Port and Nokomis. According to the report, there are 348 homeless families and 637 homeless children in the county.Email: email@example.comIMPROVEFROM PAGE 1 records in pole vaulting but later turned his sights on toy-making. His biggest seller was the Erector Set that he invented after he saw the construction girders being used by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad the forerunner of Amtrak. At night, a tower he had erected on his property, which resembled a smaller version of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, would be illuminated with the word ERECTOR on its side. It seemed to be taunting me. Oh, how I wanted that train set. I begged my mother for it. It was expensive, she said. I believe prices ranged from $25 to $50, a princely sum in 1958. I asked her to tell Santa that its all I wanted. I was like Ralphie in A Christmas Story who desperately wanted that Red Ryder BB gun. Hey, a train set wont shoot your eye out. She would dismiss me and I would sit and pout. Please God, let me have that train set. Back in those days, my mother, several aunts, and a cousin were employed at A.C. Gilbert for the holidays to earn extra cash. They would all walk to work and, as unbelievable as it sounds, would bring some of the toys home, assemble them, and return them. I can still remember them sitting around the kitchen table putting together toys for Christmas. But, alas, there was no train set. When Christmas morning arrived, I hurried to the living room. I began ripping the wrapping paper off my gifts, just as my grandson had done. And there it was. I recall carefully taking all the parts out the steam locomotive, several cars, caboose, track, and the immense, heavy black transformer and started to put it together. We lived in an old railroad at then, and we had a large kitchen where I set up my tracks. I placed them in a gure-eight shape, hooked all the cars to the locomotive, put in a pellet to produce the white smoke, placed the wires in the transformer, plugged it in, and it was all aboard! I proudly watched as my train chugged along, pufng smoke from its stack, light on the locomotive shining bright, pulling the other cars. I can still remember how heavy the engine was. I think it was constructed from cast iron. I did try to crack my younger brother over the head with it when he put his toy soldiers on the track, causing the trains to derail. Luckily, my father intercepted me. It was my greatest Christmas gift ever. It brought me hours of pleasure as a child. Many years have passed since that Christmas morning in 1958. The train set is long gone. I couldnt even tell you what model it was. My most vivid memory was how excited I was when those cars glided with ease around the track. And I had put it all together by myself. Oh, to be that young, wide-eyed 8-year-old boy again with my nose pressed against the window of the A.C. Gilbert toy factory. Those days, however, are gone forever. Now, I could only relive that Christmas morning more than 50 years ago indirectly through my grandson. The memories are all I have left.TRAINSFROM PAGE 1 PHOTO PROVIDED BY AL HEMINGWAYChristmas circa 1955 with my sister Lorraine, me, and older brother Bob. Three years later, I would receive my best Christmas gift ever.happened to be a big sailboat, (which) made a quick left and started throwing ropes and life jackets. It was gruesome, said Jeremy Redman, a forklift operator at the marina. Prior to this Ive only ever seen someone lose a ngertip ... it was unimaginable unless youve seen it. Redman said the sailboat rst brought in Hollis, and part of his leg was amputated. He had lost quite a lot of blood. When he came in (to the marina) he was very pale. The sailboat operator could not be reached for comment Monday. Charlotte County Fire/ EMS spokeswoman Dee Hawkins-Garland said Hollis was originally going to be airlifted to Blake Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, but went into cardiac arrest, and had to be airlifted to Englewood Memorial Hospital rst. Once resuscitated, Hollis was transferred to Blake Memorial, she said. According to HawkinsGarland, a woman aboard the motor boat was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital with possible chest trauma, and the other boat passengers, Vilardi, another man, and a 12-year-old boy, were brought to Englewood Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. According to Morse, everyone on board was treated and released from the hospital. Brian King, owner of Island Jet Ski Tours and Rental at 1450 Beach Road, Englewood, which stores and maintains the Hollises personal watercraft, said he was close to Hollis and his family. King said they are seasonal residents from Kansas who were familiar with personal watercraft. Theyve been oper ating Jet Skis for years from their vacation home (in Englewood), he said.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgCRASHFROM PAGE 1 V o.ice.
The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net E/N/C Our Town Page 7 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Gloria Lyons has a birthday this month of Christmas, as does Dorothy Jossund, Gloria Peckler, Marge Morris, Marge Grundy and Jockey Club photographer Geri Prohaska. Millie Sorensen, who resides at Quality Health Care Center, joined other residents at a birthday party for her reaching a milestone of 103. Millie hasnt slowed down at all, especially on Thursdays at coffee hour, when musician Phil Lovasco entertains on keyboard. Although a little early, Geri heard a knock on her front door and found that her neighbors from Germany, Heike and Gerhard Lerch, had left ve days early and would join them at the Jockey Club Christmas potluck. Officers installed at Senior CenterThursdays Christmas party, installation and luncheon, catered by Alvaros Family Restaurant, was wellattended. North Port Sun Editor Lorraine Schneeberger installed the ofcers, assisted by outgoing president Peter Negri. The nine-member board of governors meets monthly, taking care of business for the center. Following the installation and a short business session, Harry entertained on his accordion, playing Christmas carols for a singalong. Rochelle Monroe has been running specials at the Senior Centers This and That Shop on the third Tuesday of the month; you can ll a large grocery bag with clothes for only $3. Members have been bringing in so many clean and wearable clothes both mens and womens that the shelves are overladen, and Rochelle hopes to make some room. The knick-knack shelves and book area are also overstocked. On Jan. 15 from 10:3011:30 a.m., an Energy Upgrade program sponsored by the Sarasota County Extension Service will provide tips and materials to help save money, energy and water. You will receive a free do-it-yourself Energy Kit with products worth more than $130; one kit per family only. On Feb. 8, there will be a health fair in the main hall featuring many local health groups and services. Vision screenings will be among the free services offered. A chili cookout contest is set for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 15. The chili will be prepared by Senior Center members. Admission is $4, and there will be awards for winners.New Years Eve at the VFWSet Dec. 31, New Years Eve, aside to dine and dance at VFW Post 8203 with friends, starting off with a prime rib dinner served from 7 to 9 p.m. and continuing into the evening with music for dancing, snacks and a champagne toast at midnight. The invitation is extended by the Ladies and Mens auxiliaries with money raised going toward community youth projects. Dinner will include twice-baked potato, salad, mixed veggies, coffee and dessert. Advance tickets are $22; more at the door. The VFW post members Christmas party in the canteen was enjoyed by an overow attendance from all three units. Club ofcers were on hand to welcome guests and to thank them for their support during the year. Renovations in the canteen have started and improvements to the Logie family pavilion have been added. Chef Tony Cirillo has taken over kitchen detail during the week, including the daily luncheons and his spaghetti special on Sundays, with cookedto-order pasta and sub sandwiches. The menu is limited but reasonable, and food is served from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. Christmas greeting to all our readers. Email: Jjkolling@aol.comCelebrating birthdays at Christmastime Jockey ClubHank Chiminiello Loretta Stephenson of Canada is shown oering applesauce made by her husband, Murray, with Canadian apples, to a neighboring table. Cook Marci EisenbreI, club manager Janet Armstrong and cooks helper Marcy Allred prepared the hams for the December potluck at the Jockey Club Thursday night.PHOTOS PROVIDED BY GERI PROHASKANew residents to the Jockey Club from Michigan and Montclair Circle, Larry and Sandy Garant, enjoy the fellowship Thursday night of Heike Lerch, Ed Prohaska and Gerhard Lerch. The Lerches have a home on Greendale Road and are visiting from Mauer, Germany. Editors note: The Sun is recapping its most compelling and talked about stories of 2013. Look for stories to follow each day, through Dec. 31. SARASOTA COUNTY Sarasota County is waiting for the University of Miami to make the next move in their negotiations concerning a potential transfer of the Little Salt Spring proper ty in North Port. In June, county commissioners voted unanimously to begin negotiations with the university to add the 112-acre property to the countys environmentally sensitive lands protection program. This is a legacy moment for Sarasota County, Commissioner Christine Robinson said at the time. Im excited at the prospects, and Im really honored to be a part of this. The commission followed the recommendation of the countys Environmentally Sensitive Land Oversight Committee, which unanimously voted to recommend the addition to the countys sensitive lands program two years ago. Little Salt Spring, an archaeologically signicant site with a 220-foot-deep sinkhole thats a consistent 75 degrees, is located off Price Boulevard near Glenallen Elementary School. It has served as an educational research facility since it was acquired by UM from General Development Corp. in 1980. No artifact discovered at the Spring is younger than 5,000 years old, and some are close to 12,000 years old. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. In late October, county commissioners voted 3-2, with Nora Patterson and Charles Hines dissenting, to continue to pursue negotiations with UM to take on the ownership of the Spring through property transfer at no cost to the county. The property has been appraised at $2.11 million, according to county staff. At that time, Liz Amore, UMs executive director of communications, said the university is still very much inter ested and committed to the successful convey ance of Little Salt to the county as a potential steward. At this time, we are in the process of complying with the requirements of the Environmentally Sensitive Land Acquisition Program for which the County Commission unanimously recommended the land, she wrote in an email. Discussions have commenced, but there have been no discussions between the parties as to purchase price. Steve Koski remains the site manager at Little Salt, and said UM is still very much involved in taking care of the property, maintaining an ofce there, caring for the property and coordinating ongoing research and analysis of previously recovered artifacts and specimens. UM Assistant General Council Maria Gralia has said UM spends about $100,000 per year on the propertys upkeep, which includes Koskis salary. Emails between county staff members show they are still waiting to hear from UM. In an email earlier this month from Amy Meese, county director of natural resources, to Assistant County Administrator Lee Ann Lowry, Meese said they have not yet had a formal response from UM following the October vote. We did reach out for their Real Estate Services staff and were advised that team is developing a packet for consider ation by the University Board, but were not provided the details of its content, Meese wrote. They indicated they will be trying to get it to the University Board this month, but that was not assured. Robinson said last week there still isnt much to update. It looks like we are waiting on UM, she said in an email.Email: email@example.comNegotiations to acquire Little Salt from UM ongoingBy ANNE KLOCKENKEMPERSTAFF WRITER SUN FILE PHOTO Little Salt Spring site manager Steve Koski, in the water at left, describes the area where he was working to University of Miami students and John Giord, right, UM associate professor, after Koski surfaced from an hour-and-a-half research dive at the Spring in January. B estof 3102 3102 3102 Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners Notice of Public Hearing Board of Zoning Appeals Notice is hereby given that the Charlotte County Board of Zoning Appeals will conduct a public hearing on the following petitions. Said public hearing will be conducted on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in Meeting Room 119, Building A, Charlotte County Administration Center, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, Florida. All interested parties to the petitions should be present at that time. The Board of Zoning Appeals is not bound to consider the petitions in the order listed in this notice. Any of these petitions may be considered as soon as the meeting commences. Copies of the petitions, along with their complete legal description, are available for review at the Charlotte County Community Development Department, Zoning Office, Charlotte County Administration Center, 18400 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, Florida. Petition No. VAR-13-007: Michael and Sherry Schroeder are requesting a variance of 10.0 to reduce the required rear yard setback from 20.0 to 10.0 to allow construction of a swimming pool for an existing single-family residence in the Manasota Singlefamily-3.5 (MSF-3.5) zoning district. The property address is 4141 North Beach Road, Englewood, and is described as part of lots 2 and 3, of Lemon Bay Haven Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 13, Page 27, of Charlotte County Florida, all located in Section 01, Township 41 South, Range 19 East. Petition No. SE-13-017: Edward and Sherry Taft are requesting a special exception to allow a mobile home, to be used as a residence, in the Agriculture Estate (AE) zoning district. The property address is 16085 Begonia Drive, Punta Gorda, and is described as Lot 24, of Block 2 of Orange Grove Park Part One Subdivision, all located in Section 19, Township 42 South, Range 24 East. Should any agency or person decide to appeal any decision made by this board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Shaun Cullinan, Zoning Official Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners does not discriminate on the basis of disability. This nondiscrimination policy involves every aspect of the Countys functions, including access to and participation in meetings, programs and activities. FM Sound Enhancement Units for the Hearing Impaired are available at the Front Security Desk, Building A of the Murdock Administration Complex. Anyone needing other reasonable accommodation or auxiliary aids and services please contact our office at 941-764-4191, or TDD/TTY 941-743-1234, or by email to Walt.Black@charlottefl.com Published: December 24, 2013 470522 RL7 01921
Our Town Page 8 E/N/C www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS To view todays legal notices and more visit, www .oridapublicnotices.com To view todays legal notices and more visit, www .oridapublicnotices.com 3100 LEGALS FICTITIOUS NAME3112 12/24/13 NOTICE OFACTION3116 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 08-2013-CA001831 DIVISION: CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMP ANY, Plaintiff, vs. MARJORIE A. ZARUM, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION To: MARJORIE A. ZARUM ALSO KNOWN AS MARJORIE ZARUM THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARJORIE A. ZARUM ALSO KNOWN AS MARJORIE ZARUM Last Known Address: 4000 Bal Harbour Blvd Bldg 5 Apt 526, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN P ARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PA RTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Charlotte County, Florida: UNIT # 526, PHASE 5 IN SPINNAKER POINT CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1019,AT PAGE 2032, AND ALSO ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN CONDOMINIUM BOOK 8, P AGES 54A THROUGH 54F, ALL OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO. A/K/A 4000 BAL HARBOR BLVD BLDG5-APT 526 PUNTA GORDA FL 339508520 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, T ampa FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either before 12/30/13 service on Plaintiffs attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the r elief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Charlotte Sun-Her ald. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 17th day of December 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: J. Kern Deputy Clerk **See the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accomodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose office is located at 350 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, Fl 33950 and whose telelphone number is (941)637-2281, within two (2) working days of r eceipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1800-955-8771. To file response please contact Charlotte County Clerk of Court, 350 E. Marion Street, Punta Gorda, FL 336511687, Tel: (941) 637-2238; Fax (941)637-2216 Publish: December 19, 24, 2013 272484 2979165 Seize the sales with Classified! NOTICE OF AUCTION3119 Notice of Public Auction 1/6/2014 8:00AM at 5136 Duncan Rd Punta Gorda FL 2010 CHEVROLET 2G1WB5EK7A1168289 Publish: December 24, 2013 302790 2980556 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 08-2010-CA-000206 DIVISION: CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. DEBORAH J. FANTIN et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 5, 2013 and entered in Case NO. 08-2010-CA-000206 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for CHARLOTTE County, Florida wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC, is the Plaintiff and DEBORAH J FANTIN; JEFFREY L FANTIN A/K/A JEFFREY LEE FANTIN; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at WWW.CHARLOTTE.REALFORECLOSE.COM in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes at 11:00AM, on the 30th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 16, BLOCK 285, PORT CHARLOTTE SUBDIVISION, SECTION 8, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 16A THRU 16Z7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 18165 BLY A VENUE, PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33948 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the data of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale, WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 19 2013. Barbara T. Scott Clerk of the Circuit Court By: J. Miles Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose office is located at 116 West Olympia Avenue, Punta Gorda, Florida 33950, telephone number (813) 637-2281; 1-800-9558771(TDD), on 1-800-9558770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding Publish: December 21, 24, 2013 234766 2980233 NOTICE OF MEETING3126 ENGLEWOOD AREA FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2014 0900 A.M. W ednesday, January 15, 2014 Englewood Sports Complex 0900 A.M. W ednesday, February 26, 2014 Englewood Sports Complex 0900 AM. W ednesday, March 26, 2014 Englewood Sports Complex 0900 AM. W ednesday, April 23, 2014 Englewood Sports Complex 0900 A.M. W ednesday, May 28, 2014 Englewood Sports Complex 0900 A.M. W ednesday, June 25, 2014 Englewood Sports Complex 0900 A.M. W ednesday, July 23. 2014 Englewood Sports Complex 0900 A.M. W ednesday, August 27, 2014 5:01 P.M. September date to be announced Public Hearing Englewood Sports Complex 0900 A.M. W ednesday, October 22, 2014 Englewood Sports Complex 0900 A.M. W ednesday, November 19, 2014 (date changed due to Holiday) Englewood Sports Complex 0900 A.M. W ednesday, December 17, 2014 (date changed due to Holiday) Englewood Sports Complex Publish: December 24, 2013 113671 2980641 NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 08-2012-CA00042 DIVISION: PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JOSE LOPEZ IBARRA, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclsoure dated the 14th October, 2013, and entered in Case No. 08-2012-CA-000426 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Charlotte NOTICE OFSALE3130 County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa FL 33619, is the Plaintiff and Jose Lopez Ibarra, Patricia Diaz a/k/a Patricia Lopez a/k/a Patricia Diaz Lopez, are defendants, the Charlotte County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on at www.charlotte.realforeclose.com Charlotte County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 3r d day of Feb ruary 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 1, BLOCK 51, PORT CHARLOTTE SUBDIVISION, SECTION FOUR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, P AGE(S) 87A THRU 87D, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 810 PALMETTO DR NE, PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 339528235 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Charlotte County, Florida this 21 day of October 2013. Barbara T. Scott Clerk of the Circuit Court Charlotte County, Florida By: Kristy Pott Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose office is located at 350 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and whose telephone number is (941)63-2281, within two (2) working days of r eceipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1800-955-8771. To file response please contact Charlotte County Clerk of Court, 350 E. Marion Street, Punta Gorda, FL 336511687, Tel: (941) 637-2238; Fax: (941) 637-2216. Publish: December 17, 24, 2013 272484 2975996 PROMPT WRECKER SERVICE 11139 TAMIAMI TRAIL PUNTA GORDA, FL 33955 (941)639-4000 AUCTION DATE 1/8/14 AT 10:00 AM 2001 DAEW VIN# KLAVA69221B312974 Publish: December 24, 2013 103614 2980576 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 12001760CA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER G. GRAVEL, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated Oct. 14, 2013 and entered in Case No. 12001760CA of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is Plaintiff, and CHRISTOPHER G. GRAVEL, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 am at www.charlotte.realforeclose.com, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statues, on the 3r d day of February 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5, BLOCK 3173, PORT CHARLOTTE SUBDIVISION, SECTION 51, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 65A65H, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Subject to easements, restrictions and reservations of r ecord and to taxes for the year 1999 and thereafter. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Punta Gorda, CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Florida, this 21 day of October 2013 Barbara T. Scott Clerk of said Circuit Court By: J. Miles As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager whose office is located at 350 E. Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, Florida 33950, and whose telephone number us (941)637-2281, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the NOTICE OFSALE3130 scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Publish: December 17, 24, 2013 102903 2976057 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 12002888CA DIVISION: GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC., Plaintiff, vs. KATHERINE WYNN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPETER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 14th October, 2013, and entered in Case No. 12002888CA of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Charlotte County, Florida in which GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC., is Greentree Credit Solutions, 1155 Centre Pointe Drive, Suite 7, Mendota Heights, MN 55120 the Plaintiff and Katherine Wynn also known as Katherine E. Wynn, Tenant #1, T enant #2, The Oaks IV Condominium Association, Inc., The Unknown Spouse of Katherine W ynn also known as Katherine E. W ynn, are defendants, the Charlotte County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the higest and best bidder for cash in/on at www.charlotte.realforeclose.com Charlotte County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 3r d day of Feb ruary 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: UNIT Q101, OF THE OAKS IV, A CONDOMINIUM EXECUTED JUNE 5, 1985, IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 821, PAGES 2073 THROUGH 2177, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS FROM TIME TO TIME AMENDED AND RECORDED; TOGETHER WITH ALL APPURTENANCES THERETO, INCLUDING AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS OF SAID CONDOMINIUM AS SET FORTH IN THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM A/K/A 19505 QUESADA AVE APT Q101 PORT CHARLOTTE FL 33948-3133 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Charlotte County, Florida this 21 day of October 2013. Barbara T. Scott Clerk of the Circuit Court Charlotte County,Florida By: Kristy Pot Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accomodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose office is located at 350 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and whose telephone number is (941)637-2281, within two (2) working days of r eceipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1800-955-8771. To file response please contact Charlotte County Clerk of Court, 350 E. Marion Street, Punta Gorda, FL 336511687, Tel: (941) 637-2238; Fax: (941) 637-2216. Published: December 17 & 24, 2013 272484 2975890 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000247 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR WELLS FARGO HOME EQUITY ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-4, Plaintiff, v. RANDOLPH BARTHOLOMEW, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated Novem ber 4, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000247 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Charlotte County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR WELLS FARGO HOME EQUITY ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-4, Plaintiff and RANDOLPH BARTHOLOMEW are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash BEGINNING 11:00 A.M. AT WWW .CHARLOTTE.REALFORE CLOSE.COM IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 45 FLORIDA STATUES on February 3, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 17, BLOCK 3219, PORT CHARLOTTE SUBDIVISION, SECTION 51, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, P AGES 65A THROUGH 65H, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. AMERICANS WITH DISABILINOTICE OFSALE3130 TIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Jon Embury, Administrative Services Manager, whose office is located at 350 E. Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, Florida 33950, and whose telephone number is (941) 637-2110, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Charlotte County, Florida L.B. White DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Published: December 17 & 24, 2013 366103 2975784 A Bargain Hunters Delight Check the Classifieds first! A Whole Marketplace of shopping is right at your fingertips! Make Your House a HOME! Adopt an animal from your local animal shelter. Call 941-625-6720 WANTED: A HAPPY HOME NORTH PORT The Ponce De Leon Boulevard bridge that was damaged last week following a dump truck crash along Interstate 75 should be open again to local traffic by this weekend, according to the Florida Department of Transportation, which said the repair work is entering its nal stages. FDOT spokesman Dave Parks added I-75 will be shut down on two more occasions, following four closures last week after a North Miami man, Bonnie Ramsingh, 56, struck an overpass beam in a dump truck he was driving and fled the scene. The southbound lanes of the interstate were closed from River Road to Sumter Boulevard for 13 hours following the crash, as well as three other times overnight for repair work. Parks said that crews have poured a concrete deck on the Ponce De Leon overpass that now has to settle for 72 hours. Following that period, crews will pour a concrete sidewall likely Thursday or Friday. If all goes according to plan, the overpass, which leads to North Port Estates, could be open and ready to go by Saturday or Sunday. In order to accommodate the work, Parks said, all southbound lanes of I-75 in the nine-mile stretch will be shut down from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Friday, then be closed again from 8 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday. Southbound trafc will be rerouted down River Road onto U.S. 41 through North Port to Sumter. The Ponce De Leon bridge should be open to motorists on Saturday, Parks said. Parks added that after these shutdowns I-75 should not have to close completely again. Crews have already torn down the damaged beam and replaced it with a new one, Parks said. By the end of the weekend, we should have the overpass open and ready to go, Parks added. Ramsingh was released late Friday from the Sarasota County Jail on $620 bond, after being charged with eeing the scene of the crash and driving without a license following the crash last Wednesday. Ramsingh was allegedly driving the truck with the bed elevated, which struck the overpass. Ramsingh works for a trucking company thats a subcontractor for the current I-75 widening project in the area, according to FDOT. That company couldnt be reached for comment on why Ramsingh was allowed to work without a drivers license. Ramsingh was charged in November with DUI by Charlotte County authorities, and had his license revoked in the process. Alcohol was not involved in Wednesdays crash, according to the FHP. Parks did not have an estimated gure for the overall cost of the overpass repair. Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgI-75 overpass almost doneBy DREW WINCHESTERSTAFF WRITER IN "THEC1 ASSIFILI)YOU CAN ....../Find a Pet./Find a Car./Find a Job./Find Garage Sales./Find A New Employee./Sell Your Home.'Sell Your UnwantedMerchandise,/Advertise YourBusiness or ServiceClassified -it's the reliablesource for theright resultsqISUNS-
The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net E/N/C Our Town Page 9 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Look for a third crossword in the Sun Classified section. PORT CHARLOTTE Its not often that children get their Christmas gifts delivered to their front door by Santa Claus riding a motorcycle, but 11 lucky kids did on Sunday. The American Legion Post 110 Legion Riders held its third annual Christmas ride to bring a little holiday spirit to six Port Charlotte families. The need seems to be greater this year, Ed Morgan, director of the Legion Riders, said. We concentrate on veterans families. We raise money during the year by having poker runs, bingo on Wednesdays at the post, and other activities. Morgan said the Legion Riders partnered with American Legion Auxiliary Unit 110 to purchase, wrap and deliver the presents. On Monday, the Unit 110 women delivered Christmas dinners to the same families as well. A motorcade, consisting of 15 motorcycles and more than a dozen cars and trucks, made the nearly three-hour trek. As it approached the home of April and Erik Nantz, their three children Andrew, 14, Trevor, 8, and Caleb, 3 were outside eagerly waiting for the gentleman from the North Pole, aka Dennis Bruland of Vietnam Veterans of America Gulf Coast Chapter 1037, to hand them their gifts. Mr. Claus and Mrs. Claus, aka Sharon Servidio of Auxiliary Unit 110, greeted the children with a hearty Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas, and asked the all-important question, Were you good boys this year? Erik Nantz, a combat medic who served a tour in Afghanistan with the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, greeted the riders wearing his uniform. As the group was departing members sang We Wish You a Merry Christmas to the family. I cant thank you enough, he said as he went to all the individuals and shook their hand. When Ole St. Nick waved goodbye to Gianna, 13, and Julian, 7, their parents, Carolina and Chris Russell, decided to join the ride to help spread the holiday spirit. Its a great thing that they do, Carolina Russell said. As Derek and Tracey Jarvis helped their children Maddox, 5, Jake, 5, and Sarah, 2, open their gifts on the front lawn, Mrs. Claus handed out candy canes to each child. All the kids were overjoyed when they opened their presents, especially when Maddox and Jake received guitars and harmonicas. At the last stop of the afternoon, Steve Szeztaye, a former National Guardsman who has had 16 operations and has been battling the Veterans Administration for benets, smiled as he watched his son, Tyler, 11, was given gift cards. It was a particularly difcult time for Szeztaye because his wife had recently passed away. We lost our matriarch last month, he said. What these guys do is awesome. It really helps. It warms your heart to see these kids with the biggest smiles on their faces as they open their gifts, former AL Post 110 chaplain and Legion Rider Tim Coady said. Its what Christmas is all about.Veterans deliver toys, joyBy AL HEMINGWAYSUN CORRESPONDENT SUN PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAYCaleb Nantz, 3, was excited when he opened the new Tonka truck he got from Santa Claus. one count of lewd and lascivious molestation after he allegedly had sexual contact with a 14-year-old female victim he met while working as a volunteer instructor for the Venice High School band. Johnathan Daniel Ranew, 18, of the 600 block of Guild Drive, now faces two counts of possession of obscene material depicting a child, according to the Venice Police Department. Ranew allegedly battered the girl in the parking garage of the Venice Regional Medical Center on Oct. 24, a Venice Police Department report states. Ranew reportedly told the girl they were going to meet friends in the garage. The new charges stem from sexually explicit text messages and photos shared by Ranew and the victim, the report states. Ranew was arrested Friday afternoon in Venice and transported to the Sarasota County Jail, where he was later released on $50,000 bond. Osprey man charged with batterySIESTA KEY An Osprey man was charged early Sunday morning with aggravated battery causing bodily harm after he allegedly hit another man in the face outside of the Beach Club and caused brain bleeding in the victim, according to the Sarasota County Sheriffs Ofce. Hunter Elliott Johnston, 23, of the 100 block of Bayview Lane, exited the club around 2 a.m. when the 25-year-old victim approached Johnston and asked for a cigarette. Johnston then punched the victim for unknown reasons, causing the victim to hit his head on the pavement, the report states. The victim then began bleeding from his ears and was transferred by Bayite helicopter to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, where he was treated for a minor brain bleed, the report states. Johnston was arrested and taken to the Sarasota County Jail, where he remains on $500,000 bond. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Jessie Lee Haynes, 28, of Tallahassee. Charges: petty theft and driving with a suspended license. Bond: $1,000. Andrew Mucha, 25, 11000 block of Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. Charge: false reporting of a crime. Bond: $1,000. Kendra Lebeth Miller, 24, of Lee St., Punta Gorda. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: trespassing). Bond: $5,000. Kevin Richard Dickinson, 33, homeless in Port Charlotte. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $1,000. Ian Christopher Wichmann, 38, 18500 block of Gamawell Ave., Port Charlotte. Charges: driving with a suspended license and violation of probation (original charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license). Bond: none. John Scot Prigmore, 42, of New York Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Paraskoviya Bertschuk, 73, 8400 block of W. Price Blvd., North Port. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $500. Radoslaw Smus, 40, of Cape Coral. Charge: driving without a license. Bond: $500. Jessie Alexander Lopez, 19, 2500 block of S.W. Daytona St., Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $1,000. Thaddeus Joseph Majtyka, 29, 29200 block of Bryan Way, Punta Gorda. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, delivery of an amphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $4,500. Kyle Lee Bratcher, 28, 1200 block of Barton Ave., Punta Gorda. Charge: forgery and grand theft. Bond: $10,000. Adam Thomas Crum, 24, 4500 block of N. Shore Drive, Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: disturbing the peace). Bond: none. Yeimy Clementino Estrada, 26, 22100 block of Belinda Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Danyelle Mitchell, 29, 3600 block of Highlands Ave., Fort Myers. Charge: grand theft. Bond: $2,500. Christopher Mahlon Proctor, 29, 5500 block of Swaying Palm Drive, Punta Gorda. Charges: providing false identification to law enforcement and driving without a license. Bond: $1,500. Justin Matthew Smith, 29, 6900 block of Persimmons Place, Sarasota. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. The North Port Police Department reported the following arrests: Jesus Javier Esquival Garcia, 29, Cape Coral. Charge: driving with a suspended license. Bond: $120. Charles Paul Zona, 56, 12000 block of Peachland Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: DUI. Bond: $500. Casey Bartram, 23, 300 block of Bristol Lane, Nokomis. Charge: DUI. Bond: $500. Vinnie David Mayle, 37, 1000 block of Jonah Drive, North Port. Charge: battery. Bond: supervised release. Juan Anibal Pabey, 34, 3200 block of Escobar Lane, North Port. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Travis James Krupski, 21, 4800 block of Adderston Ave., North Port. Charge: criminal mischief. Bond: $500. The Sarasota County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Jeremy Knight, 31, 1500 block of Pindsay Ave., Punta Gorda. Charge: Charlotte County warrant for DUI. Bond: none. James Paul Smolin Jr., 30, 7400 block of Jennifer Drive, Port Charlotte. Charges: contempt (original charge: driving with a suspended license) and two Charlotte County warrants for possession of cocaine and sale or delivery of a controlled substance. Bond: none. Laura Joan Melanson Smullem, 45, 7500 block of Darlene St., North Port. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: petty theft-second conviction). Bond: supervised release. Betty Sue Schmalzback, 64, 3000 block of Shamrock Drive, Venice. Charge: DUI. Bond: $500. Russell William Nowicki, 25, of Arcadia. Charges: possession of a controlled substance and contributing to a delinquency of a minor. Bond: $2,000. Charles Timothy Bertorelli, 43, 600 block of Osceola Road, Nokomis. Charge: operating a motorcycle without a license. Bond: $250. Joseph Edward Gervais, 57, 300 block of Palmetto Ave., Osprey. Charges: two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of narcotic equipment. Bond: $4,000. April A. Williams, 42, 600 block of Sarabay Road, Osprey. Charges: two counts of petty theft. Bond: $240. Martin Gaskell Tartaglia, 68, 200 block of Winfield Way, Nokomis. Charge: violation of probation (orig inal charge: DUI). Bond: $10,000. Frances Madden, 68, 4200 block of Tennyson Way, Venice. Charge: battery on a person 65 years or older. Bond: supervised release. Christopher McNeill, 26, 2700 block of Palomar St., North Port. Charge: DUI. Bond: $500. Theodore Allen Slavin III, 28, 500 block of Orange Blossom Lane, Nokomis. Charges: copper theft, possession of a controlled substance, dealing in stolen property and two counts of burglary. Bond: $32,000. 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Our Town Page 10 E/N/C www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 Letters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The newspaper takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Sun, Letters to the Editor, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980, or fax to 941-629-2085. Readers with access to the Internet may email Letters to the Editor at email@example.com.VIEWPOINTEmail letters to firstname.lastname@example.orgDerek Dunn-Rankin Chairman David Dunn-Rankin Publisher Chris Porter Executive Editor Brian Gleason Editorial page editor Stephen Baumann Editorial writer | OUR VIEWQuincentennial comes up short A display of respectRemember Viva Florida 500? Maybe not well. The yearlong celebration marking the anniversary of Ponce de Leons discovery of La Florida in 1513 will come to an end in two weeks, and what was to be a glorious commemoration of history, Spanish culture and the early exploration of the state by Europeans now seems a little underwhelming. No wonder. As a recent story in the Tallahassee Democrat pointed out, the Legislature in 2004 passed the Discovery of Florida Quincentennial Commemoration Commission Act, sponsored by Rep. Lindsay Harrington, R-Punta Gorda. The conquistadors time in Charlotte Harbor (a brief visit in 1513 and a longer stay in 1521) specically was to be highlighted for emphasis. But the act was repealed ve years later, and the job was handed off to the Secretary of States Ofce. No funding was forthcoming. So much for seizing history with both hands. The Democrat story noted that 850 Viva Florida events were held this year. The prince and princess of Spain visited Miami. Libraries set up exhibits and local historians (Harrington for one) spoke to local groups. There were special lottery tickets. Thats about it, though. It just seems the state missed a greater opportunity to aunt its extraordinary heritage: Ponce de Leon was here almost a century before Henry Hudson sailed up the river that eventually bore his name. Even worse locally is the fact the fabled Fountain of Youth North Ports Warm Mineral Springs was closed to the public this year. The true Fountain or not, that was real blown opportunity.This time of year, were used to seeing evergreen wreaths hanging on the front doors of homes and even the front grilles of cars and trucks. But theres another place for wreaths that is taking on new signicance. And its a wonderful trend. On Dec. 14, more than 2,000 people showed up at Sarasota National Cemetery to lay wreaths on the graves of those who had served in the American military and their spouses. According to a story in the Sun the turnout was twice as large as last years and many more times the number who participated ve years ago, when the program was begun. A phalanx of 300 motorcycles circled the cemetery. Pipers from Sarasota Military Academy played. Students from the academy and members of high school JROTC units throughout the region were on hand and stood at attention at the front of the rows of marble headstones. In all, wreaths were placed on 6,500 veterans graves. The ceremony was part of the Wreaths Across American program, which reportedly sponsors more than 914 similar ceremonies throughout the country. Closer to home, the Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars of Rotonda Post 10476 organized a wreath ceremony at the Lemon Bay Cemetery in Englewood. Approximately 80 people showed up to honor veterans. A salute to the organizers of all the events, to all those who participated and to the veterans who served us all. If youve never been to Sarasota National Cemetery, its a moving experience. Take Interstate 75 to the Clark Road exit in Sarasota and head east. Look for the long, neat rows of white headstones and the evergreen wreaths with red bows laid respectfully and lovingly on them. | LETTER SUBMISSION POLICYAncient Waters forum on Jan. 11 Lies, deceptions and innuendo Amid a season of peace, global violence We are so happy to have Allegiant Fire department helped with alarmEditor: In Sarasota County we have such abundance of fresh water that it seems an endless supply is owing into the Gulf of Mexico. During the rainy season most of this fresh water comes from precipitation, but a large amount ows out of the aquifer though vents that feed springs, creeks and rivers. People have been using these natural resources to survive for over 12,000 years. The well-preserved archaeological information these wet sites contain is unparalleled due to the anoxic ground water ow with its constant temperature. Wood, bone and stone artifacts are found pristinely preserved in the peat and mud surrounding these sites. These tell about humanity at a time rarely glimpsed anywhere on the planet. The springs are vital to many plants and animals, like the warm-blooded manatee that is warmed by the warm water owing out of the aquifer on a cold winter day. The unique micro-environments created by each spring sustain species not found in surrounding areas. The Ancient Waters Foundation is a not-for-prot corporation that facilitates education and research of Floridas freshwater springs and waterways. We focus on these vital resources to ensure the posterity of the sites. As part of our mission, we will hold a public forum Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Morgan Family Community Center in North Port from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come learn about the history, cultural heritage and overall signicance of the three springs (Warm Mineral Springs, Little Salt Spring, and Nona Spring) in Sarasota County. Experts will be available to answer questions.Bill Goetz North PortEditor: Your article (Dec. 1), Income gaps hurts the economy, is right on point and disturbing. When our president addressed those same issues recently he was accused, again, of being a Socialist, etc. The article leaves no doubt about the minority money barons control over most everything, therefore leaving the majority as their slaves. The 13th Amendment was enacted 148 years ago, but I believe that slavery is still with us only in another form, but just as bad for our country. When will people wise up? There are many who just want to condemn our president for everything he does, using innuendos, lies and deceptions. Help for GM and Chrysler did no good at tremendous cost? Referred to by the National League and Policy Center as government orchestrated theft. Truth is the opposite. It saved taxpayers $11 billion and GM is protable. Some 26,000 jobs were saved. The money saved from unemployment and pension liabilities amounted to $64 billion had they gone under. Many letters to the editor are about a need for factual letters and I totally endorse that idea. Some need to criticize Obamacare like many did Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, yet they offer no alternative other than repeal. The Supreme Court has spoken, now get a life. Editor: Having read most of every edition of the Sun for the year 2013, two things come to mind. One, though it is often grim reading, your newspaper does a very good job of keeping us informed about the turmoil that is going on in so may parts of the world today. Two, there is a revealing similarity among each of the current upheavals. In Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Central African Republic, Ukraine and so on, large numbers of people, unhappy with their government, are attempting to bring it down and put themselves in control. Most of these uprisings have already turned violent, and in each case the ruling groups are ghting back ruthlessly, to hold on to their power. How sad, in this season of peace and good will, to see the mass killing and mayhem by opposed gangs scrapping to dominate their fellow man. Lets hope that some day the various factions will see the light of reason, abandon violence and choose to live together in harmony, as a community of equals. Power is poison. When that lesson is learned, peace will prevail.Paul Hyatt EnglewoodEditor: We ew out of Punta Gorda the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and when we stepped off the plane in Bangor, it was snowing, sleeting and very cold. Why do we leave sunny warm Florida? For love of family. My husband, our son, our grandson, and I ew on beautiful Allegiant Airline in just three hours. Leaving Punta Gorda at 3:30 p.m. and were eating supper with my daughter-in-law and three grandchildren and one great granddaughter, at KOBEs Steak House, shortly after 6:30 p.m. I spoke with both Don Lee and Paul Andrew last Wednesday (at our FORUM meeting) and told them what a thrill not to have to spend two days driving there or miss holiday dinners entirely. Thanks to the commission for bringing Allegiant to us. Both ights were smooth, service great, price (wonderful) and seats and safety all the best. What is anyone complaining about? I have own in many larger planes with nowhere near as smooth a ride. The airport is a great beginning for much commerce and jobs for the area, and it was here before many housing sights were chosen. Keep up the good work and we will have more choices in the future. No long trips to Fort Myers or Tampa. No waiting in JFK for hours to make connections. These ights to the north will aid we natives and also tourists too.Katherine Riposta Punta GordaEditor: I want to say a big thank you to the North Port remen who came to my rescue on Thanksgiving day when my re alarm kept sounding off from a low battery and I was unable to silence it. I have lived in North Port for 20 years, and I doubt any city has more thoughtful, gracious re or policemen and women. Thank you again.Rude De Santis North Port | LETTERS TO | THE EDITOR George Zimmerman has entered his blue period. Zimmerman, whose best-known work is killing an unarmed teenager, has discovered a new career in the non-ballistic arts as a painter. And unlike Pablo Picasso, who had a hard time selling his blue paintings, Zimmermans rst foray into the art world has been immediately heralded as a great success. On Dec. 16, Zimmerman put his 18-by-24 inch canvas painting of a stylized blue American ag on the online bidding site, eBay.com, with an initial starting price of 99 cents. By the next day, a bidding war for Zimmermans painting had brought the offers past the $100,000 mark and it sold Saturday for $100,099.99. Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself, Zimmerman wrote to bidders. I found a creative way to express myself, my emotions and the symbols that represent my experience. My art work allows me to reect, providing a therapeutic outlet and allows me to remain indoors. Zimmerman wrote that his initial foray into the art world was made with regular household latex paint. I would have guessed hed go with the tempera paint. The apping blue ag has the words God, one nation, with liberty and justice for all on it. And its mixture of patriotism and piety has struck a chord with Floridas many gun/art enthusiasts. George, please dont leave Florida. You are our hero. Please run for a political ofce! We need you. God bless you, wrote an admirer and possible E.E. Cummings imitator. Zimmerman is so impressed with his initial success that hes already thinking about his next contribution to the world of art. I have received an over whelming number of requests for less expensive pieces and donated pieces and I am exploring options, he wrote. Thanks for your patience. Dont wait too long, George. That screeching sound you hear is Casey Anthony peeling rubber to the craft store to pick up a hunk of sculpting clay. Clearly, Zimmermans work is destined for the galleries if not the art galleries, then certainly the shooting galleries.Zimmermans flag painting and the firepower of artCERABINO | 11 Are you afraid it will work? Dont be, because just as sure as our successful programs for the people worked since the Depression, so will Obamacare.Gary Brandt Rotonda West Cox NewspapersFrank Cerabino FOOD5'AMF5TW NOWI? 44Nles,
The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net E/N/C Our Town Page 11 VIEWPOINTAnd over time, he will nd his style. Right now, Id have to call him an abstract interventionist a post acquittalist or a disciple of pop, pop, pop art. But its too early to lock him into a style. Once he runs out of that house paint, hell probably transition from this Picasso blues into something else. He may become a modern-day Seurat, employing the technique of pointillism to paint his wall-sized masterpiece, Sunday in the Gun Range with George. Or his art may even make Zimmerman go the way of Vincent van Gogh, by shooting off his left ear, and then painting a work of contrition, Sorry Night, to come to terms with the faulty assumptions he made to initiate a fatal confrontation with Trayvon Martin, a teenager who was just trying to walk home. The point is Zimmerman, the painter, is a consequence of Floridas loose gun laws, a consequence we never imagined. Who could have gured that art would be the result of an orchestrated effort by the National Rie Association, and their paid operatives in the state legislature, to push gun sales in Florida at all costs? Putting weapons in the hands of unstable hotheads, then empowering and encouraging those hotheads to invent situations to brandish their weapons in public, has surely led to needless tragedy. But now we know it has also led to art. If Zimmerman wasnt empowered by the states stand your ground law to be a dangerous suburban cowboy looking for trouble, hed be just another anonymous Floridian today collecting restraining orders from the women in his life. Instead, hes a budding artist who doesnt need any grants from the National Endowment of the Arts to ourish, because hes Floridas rst recipient of an NRA endowment of the arts. Frank Cerabino is a Palm Beach Post columnist. Readers may reach him at frank_cerabino@ pbpost.com.CERABINOFROM PAGE 10An absolutely true news item: The Federal Communications Commission is considering a rule change that could allow airline passengers to use their cellphones during ights. Good morning, every body, and welcome to Jet Miserable. Please take your seats as quickly as possible so we can close the cabin doors and be on our way. I see that many of you are already taking advantage of our nonstop cellphone connectivity, but please give me your full attention for a few moments. Hello? Hey, look this way! See my arms waving? OK, Ill crank the volume and try again: YO, MOTORMOUTHS! LISTEN UP! Thats better, thanks. While major airlines such as Delta, JetBlue and Southwest have decided to remain cellphone-free, we here at Jet Miserable have dedicated ourselves to you, the obnoxiously talkative traveler. Please hang up and take a break HEY, PADRE, THAT MEANS YOU! TELL THE ARCHBISHOP YOULL CALL HIM BACK! while I review the new safety procedures and regulations. If for some reason the plane loses cabin pressure, an oxygen mask will automatically drop from a compartment above your seat. Before strapping on the mask, you must rst stop talking and put down your cellphone. Let me repeat: The oxygen mask is not designed to t over your mouth, nose AND phone. If youre traveling with children, gently pry their phones away from their faces before attaching the breathing masks. In the event of an emergency that requires a water landing, let me remind you that your cellphone is not a otation device. I dont care if you spent $79 on a waterproof case let it go, people, and use the seat cushion. As a convenience, Jet Miserable has divided the cabin into separate sections, according to the various ways our passengers like to use their cellphones. Please check your boarding passes now to make sure youre seated in the right place. Rows 25 to 30 are reserved for those needing a little extra privacy, such as dope dealers, Ponzi schemers, mob bosses, undercover cops and anyone whos in the middle of breaking up with somebody else. Rows 20 to 25 are designated for our anxious yers who are constantly on the phone with incredibly tolerant family members. If you check the seat pockets on those rows, youll nd reassuring statistics about the safety of air travel, along with some useful tips on the appropriate dosages of your favorite sedatives. If youve own with Jet Miserable before, you know that the middle section of the aircraft, Rows 10-20, is always set aside for our loudest, rudest, most unbearable passengers. I can say that over the intercom because theyre all babbling on their phones again, totally ignoring me. Our research shows that seating the most annoying gabbers in the same area of the plane produces a wall of white noise that virtually smothers the details of their unbelievably banal phone conversations. If youre sitting next to someone whom you think belongs in the middle rows with the other serial yakkers for example, a teenager blathering on to some distant voice about her totally useless but super-hot boyfriend please contact one of the ight attendants right away. As usual, Row 9 of the aircraft is designated for passengers using their cellphones to speak with elderly relatives in Florida. Each of these premium seats is provided with a tailored Kevlar hood that mufes exasperated pleas and repetitive shouting. Rows 1-8 are reserved for our valued Club ChitChat members. These are the passengers whose cellphone conversations are often worth over hearing a stockbroker, for instance, advising a client to dump Apple and go big with Twitter. Or a famous fashion model, calling her BFF to share the latest at-home waxing tips. We seat these folks in the front of the plane so that we can eavesdrop while preparing the meal service, our famous pomegranate smoothies. As advertised, every entree on Jet Miserable is served through a straw, enabling you to keep one hand free to clutch your precious phone. By the way, todays in-ight movie is The Sound of Music, which will be shown with no sound. Admit it you wouldnt be listening, anyway. Carl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Readers may reach him at 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132.Yo, motormouth, drop the phone and read this Carl Hiaasen The head of the think tank where I work believes he has discovered the secret of happiness, and he wants to share it with everyone. Dont worry: Im not in a cult. Arthur Brooks is the president of the American Enterprise Institute, where I am a visiting fellow, and also a social scientist who has written a book on happiness. His research has shed light on whos happy, and why. Some of the results are what you would expect: Genes have a lot to do with a happy disposition. Poverty reduces happiness, but past a certain point, higher income does not do much to raise it. Brooks notes that the decline in global poverty over the last few decades, especially in China and India, has thus meant a happier world. Once basic material needs are met, though, satisfying work matters more than money. What people want is not just success, but also earned success the feeling that ones efforts have paid off. In a recent talk, Brooks cited a 1978 study in which lottery winners were slightly less happy six months after they hit the jackpot. (Id still be willing to take my chances.) In general, people overestimate the impor tance of one-off events to their future happiness. Even after personal tragedies, people within months revert to their baseline level of happiness. Other patterns were surprising, at least to me. Women in the United States have long reported greater levels of happiness than men. Their advantage has, however, been shrinking, and for an unhappy reason: falling happiness among women. Scholars are unsure why thats happening. Women also rebound more quickly than men from the death of a spouse perhaps, Brooks speculates, because they have more close friends. Over the last 40 years, women who describe themselves as conser vative have been more likely than women to their left to say they are very happy, and those who say they are extremely conservative have been happier still. Over the same period, conservatives in general have held the same pattern: Righty men, too, have been happier than their more liberal counterparts. So maybe the last two presidential elections should be seen as a victory for the redistribution of happiness as well as income. Most Americans 89 percent are either satised or very satised with their jobs. Among those who want to lean out: a plurality of mothers, who say they would prefer part-time employment. (Here Im drawing on the work of another AEI colleague, W. Bradford Wilcox. Happiness surrounds me at the ofce.) Women who say they have turned down a promotion or made some other work sacrice for the sake of their families report high happiness levels; it does not seem to make much difference for men. Brooks read is that the four great sources of happiness within human control are faith, family, friends and work. Married people are happier than singles. Those engaged in religious practices are happier than the unchurched. He draws some public-policy conclusions, too. A safety net provided by the government is morally imperative and politically inevitable; it also increases the sum of human happiness. Brooks thinks that conservatives need to make their peace with its existence, as most have, and proclaim their support for it in word and deed. They should also reform it, and other policies, to enable more people to achieve earned success. That is, he ar gues, the ultimate reason for a focus on promoting economic growth and reducing dependency on the government. Policies that discourage work aid programs that phase out steeply as poor people move ahead in their jobs, for example do reduce happiness, not just economic efciency. Brooks is an optimist, a happy warrior for free markets. There is, however, a heavy lump of coal amid the numbers. All four sources of happiness he identies are in retreat in our country especially among men, and even more especially among men without college degrees (the majority of men). They are less and less likely to be working or even looking for work; less and less likely to get married and stay married; less likely to belong to a faith community; and less likely to report that they have close friends. The low point for male happiness comes at age 45, on average, Brooks reports. Consistent with all these ndings, there seems to be a surge in suicide rates among middle-age men without college degrees. It is not easy to see how any of these deep-seated cultural trends, which have been underway for decades, could be reversed. Unless we do, however, our country could be in for a future with a lot more sadness. 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Our Town Page 12 E/N/C www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS CHRISTMAS EVE, DAY SERVICES Awaken Church at North Port City Hall, off Sumter Boulevard: Christmas Eve Simply Christmas candlelight service at 5:35 p.m. today on the City Hall lawn, 4970 City Hall Blvd., North Port. Bring your own chairs or blankets; cookies and hot chocolate provided. All are invited. 941-564-8364 or awakenchurchonline.com. Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, 11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda: Candlelight Christmas Eve services Services of Lessons and Carols, 5p.m. (contemporary service, featuring the Praise Team and a story/skit by and for the children, illustrated by Youth Group pictures), 7:30p.m. (traditional service, featuring the Praise Chorale) and 11p.m. (traditional service, including Holy Communion) all today. Nursery service for 5p.m. and 7:30p.m. services. 941-639-0001, or bspc83@ embarqmail.com. Community Presbyterian Church, 405 S. McCall Road, Englewood: Candlelight service, at 7p.m. today. Christmas Day, Wednesday, after a family service including singing of favorite Christmas carols, brunch will be served. All are welcome. RSVP for brunch at 941-474-9579. Eastside Baptist Church, 6220 Golf Course Blvd., Punta Gorda: Special music and a candlelight service, 6:30p.m. today. All welcome. 941-6391648. Edgewater United Methodist Church, 19190 Cochran Blvd., Port Charlotte: Christmas Eve candlelight services, 5p.m., 7p.m. and 11p.m. today. There will be a childrens program at 5p.m. and 7p.m.; the 11p.m. service will be youth-led. All are welcome. 941-625-3039. Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St.: Christmas Eve Candlelight Services, 4p.m. (mini-play Are You Coming?; music by the Voices in Bronze handbell choir with flute), 6p.m. (Are You Coming?; special music by the Redemption Praise Band, Childrens and Cherub Choirs), 8p.m. (traditional service, to include music from the Chancel Choir with trumpets, flute, cello and timpani), and 11p.m. (Communion Service; includes soloists and a harpist) all today. Sanctuary decked with hundreds of poinsettias. All four services will end with the congre gation singing Silent Night. Free child care and nursery service at 4p.m. and 6p.m. 941-474-5588 or www.englewoodumc.net. Fellowship Church of Englewood at Lemon Bay High School Performing Arts Center, 2201 Placida Road, Englewood: Christmas Eve Concerts, 5p.m. and 7p.m. today. Featuring the music of the Rev. Garry Clark, pastor, and The Fellowship Band & Praise Team. Holiday cookies, pastries and refreshments served immediately following each concert at the Hospitality Center. All are welcome. 941-475-7447 or www. fcenglewood.com. Grace Community Church of Englewood playing host at Indian Mound Park, 210 Winson Ave., Englewood: annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 5p.m. to 6p.m. today. Light refreshments available beforehand. 941-460-0436 or www.gccenglewood.com. Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 McCall Road (State Road 776), Port Charlotte: candlelight Christmas Eve Services at 6:30p.m. (contemporary service for the whole family), 8p.m. (traditional worship service) and 11:30p.m. (Holy Communion and quiet, more meditative service) all today. Everyone is invited. 941-697-1747, gulfcoveumc@ centurylink.net, or http://gulfcovechurch.com. New Hope Community Church, 5600 S. Biscayne Drive, North Port: Outdoor Christmas Eve service, 7p.m. today. Bring lawn chairs and flash lights. All are invited. 941-276-5770. Port Charlotte International Church, 2811 Tamiami Trail, Suites B and C (in the LaPlaya Plaza): Christmas Eve Service, 7p.m. today; includes Christmas caroling. All invited. 941-627-9036 or www.PCIChurch.org. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 6465 Mayport St., Englewood: Christmas Eve Candlelight Services, 4:30p.m. and 7p.m. today; Christmas Day service, 10a.m. Wednesday. All welcome. 941-475-2410. South Biscayne Church, 13000 Tamiami Trail, North Port: White Christmas services, 5:30p.m. and 7p.m. today. 941-426-3817. St. Nathaniels Episcopal Church, 4200 S. Biscayne Drive, North Port: Christmas family service and Holy Eucharist at 5p.m., Christmas Lessons and Carols at 10:30p.m. both Christmas Eve, today. Christmas Day service, Holy Eucharist, at 10a.m. Wednesday. 941-426-2520. Trinity United Methodist Church, 4285 Wesley Lane, North Port: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7p.m. today. Light refreshments will follow in Woods Fellowship Hall. Entire North Port Community invited. 941-426-1734. Breakfast with Santa at the firehouse SUN PHOTOS BY SUE PAQUINTaking a break on the back of a re truck, Katie Santiago sits with her children, Gabriel, 4, and Elijah, 10 months. Santa asks Brianna Decker, 8, if shes been a good girl. Sierra Martos, 7, and her sister Roslyn, 6, both share Santas lap. Abagail Tuttle, 7, tells Santa what she wants for Christmas. After letting Santa know what they wanted for Christmas, Angelo Rivera, 10, Shawn Green, 10, Michael Rivera, 7, and Seanna Green, 7, enjoy playing together. Right: Clint Vermilye and his son, William, 6, patiently wait for a visit from Santa Claus. Brody Coyne, 10 months, is fascinated by the strange looking man with the long owing white beard. Charlotte County Fire/EMS Station 12, on Luther Road in Deep Creek, hosted the 15th annual Santa Firehouse Pancake Breakfast on Monday. Lillian Seneca, 6, is greeted by Santa Claus at the breakfast. Natalya Varnam, 10, was having a good time at the breakfast, and even helped out at the serving table.HAVE YOU SEEN THE LIGHTS?Port Charlotte area Collingswood Boulevard at Godwin Avenue, Port Charlotte: Lights on block from 6p.m. to 10p.m. daily. 1552 Eppinger Drive: 75,00080,000 lights, 12 inflatables, many other decorations. 22215 Breezeswept Ave. (near Neil Armstrong Elementary School): Synchronized light show to music, classic and Siberian; 5,000-7,000 lights, 6-9 nightly. 21418 Gladis Ave. (corner of Harbor Boulvard, near Midway Boulevard). 23306 Freeport Ave.: 8-foot Ferris wheel with characters. 1053 Orton St.: Huge Christmas display. 2160 and 2151 Alton Road (off Midway Boulevard, across from Port Charlotte Middle School): Eighth annual holiday display features two homes completely decorated with inflatables and thousands of lights. Display lighted from 6 to 10 nightly. 1218 Stamford St. (at the end of Quasar Boulevard): Thousands of lights; a home made display of a waterway with animals and snow-covered hills; snow sharks and Florida-themed snowmen. Light show programmed to music with more than 20 songs; lots for kids; tune radio to 101.3 FM to listen from car. From 6-10 nightly. Gamewell Avenue and Pellam Boulevard. Harbor Boulevard and Seville Place (toward Port Charlotte Beach). Lake View Boulevard, from Midway Boulevard to Edge water Drive. 3481 Catskill St.: 30,000-plus lights. 2440 Starlite Lane. 3222 Leamington St.: Lots of lights and inflatables. Punta Gorda area Lakewood Village, 5601 Duncan Road (U.S. 17): Entrance decorated with Santa with sleigh, packages, Christmas trees, candy canes, snowmen. Gulfview Road cul-de-sac, PGI: A neighborhood effort for two decades; easily viewed driving by or while enjoying the boat tour. 3805 Rosemary Drive (just east of Interstate 75, turn left onto Regent Road, off U.S. 17, then right onto Rosemary): Thou sands of flashing lights, large American flag, several inflatables and snow globes, and Christmas music. From dark until about 10 most nights, until New Years. Windmill Village, 215 Rio Villa Drive. 701 Tarpon Way (Char lotte Park): Lots of lights and inflatables; a large Christmas tree. Lots of homes in the area with lights. Burnt Store Colony off Burnt Store Road: Entire park lighted, especially the pond. Deep Creek area 65 Manizaks Ave.: Thousands of LED lights on everything, soft Christmas music. Most houses on the block have lights. 2200 block of Bonn Court: Most homes and cul de sac thousands of lights and lawn decor; more added this year. The back can be seen from Rio De Janeiro Avenue. 1461 Capricorn Blvd.: Winter wonderland village display includes a Thomas Kinkade village, train, carnival, outdoor decorations and much more. From 6:30-8:30 nightly through Jan.2. Harbour Heights area 3233 Desoto Drive: Lots of lawn lights. In garage: strollthrough Christmas village display with 100-plus houses, holiday tunes, talking Santa on his train. Runs 6p.m. to 8:30p.m. Friday through Sunday only, through Jan.5. A donation box is set up for the food pantry. Englewood area 10430 Reims Ave.: More than 15,000 lights that go on and off with music from Mannheim Steamroller and the Trans-Si berian Orchestra. Generally, lights go on around 6:15p.m. to 9:15p.m. daily. 2351 Englewood Road (State Road 776), about a half-mile north of Overbrook Boulevard: Life-size mobile made of Christ mas-light-decorated bikes. 1951 Wisconsin Ave.: Thousands of lights and lighted yard figures, with the house trimmed in blue. North Port area 321 Blackburn Blvd. in Harbor Cove manufactured home park: Display includes giant 19-foot inflatable Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, thou sands of LED and icicle lights synchronized to music and other inflatables. 6p.m. to 9p.m. daily. 4525 Avanti Circle: Music, animation, thousands of lights. The residents also dress up as Santa and Mrs. Claus on the weekends and pass out candy canes to children. 2866 Escambia Circle: Multi colored light display synchro nized to music. House on Chamberlain Boulevard, heading toward Cranberry Boulevard: Yard full of displays, and two other houses along with them. Chamberlain Boulevard and Boca Chica Avenue. 5364 Greenhouse Ave. 2399 Oracle Lane (off Cham berlain Boulevard, take Snow flake Lane to Cynthia Terrace, and then to Oracle). 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www.sunnewspapers.net TUESDAY DECEMBER 24, 2013 T he Wire INSIDE British, Canadian and Kenyan citizens are among 3,000 foreigners trapped in a violent South Sudan city. Page 5 Canadians, Brits trapped in S. Sudan The Fed hit the old age of 100 on Monday. Learn five ways the Fed has expanded its influence over the past century. Page 2 Feds influence has expanded Repair crews are working around the clock to restore electricity to about 500,000 households in Ontario and Quebec after an ice storm snapped branches and brought down power lines in Canadas two most populous provinces. Page 5 Canada ice storm snips 500,000 homes power A California judge on Monday ordered a second medical evaluation for 13-year-old Jahi McMath. Page 2 2nd opinion ordered for brain-dead teen The Dow Jones industrial average rose 73.47 points, or 0.5 percent, to 16,294.61. The Standard & Poors 500 index was up 9.67 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,827.99. Page 6 Apple, tech stocks lift stock market STATE NATIONAL WORLD BUSINESS WEATHER AP PHOTOHeather Grin, of Bualo, N.Y., and her dog Sal walk beneath ice-covered trees on Sunday in Bualo. As Americans and Canadians ushered in the rst ocial day of winter, the weather provided many with a variety of surprises. Snow and ice hit Michigan, Canada, New England and upstate New York. Some other eastern regions were hit with temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Flooding in the South was blamed for at least four deaths, while apparent tornadoes caused destruction in Arkansas. See the story on page 2.A winter wonderland CHICAGO Anticipating heavy trafc on the governments health care website, the Obama administration extended Mondays deadline for signing up for insurance by a day, giving Americans in 36 states more time to select a plan. It was the latest in a series of pushed-back deadlines and delays that have marked the rollout of the health care law. But federal ofcials urged buyers not to procrastinate. You should not wait until tomorrow. If you are aiming to get cover age Jan. 1, you should try to sign up today, said Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the federal agency in charge of the overhaul. Bataille said the grace period which runs through Tuesday was being offered to accommodate people from different time zones and to allow for any technical problems that might result from a last-minute rush of applicants. The HealthCare.gov site had a disastrous, glitch-prone debut in October but has gone through extensive improvements to make it more reliable and increase its capacity, and the administration said 1-day Obamacare extensionBy CARLA K. JOHNSONASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER Respite geared to give more Americans a chance to enrollEXTENSION | 4CHICAGO Tis the season for heart attacks? Not to dampen any spirits, but studies show heart troubles spike this time of year. Its not just a Western phenomenon; recent research in China found the same thing. The increase includes fatal and nonfatal heart attacks and a less serious condition dubbed holiday heart syndrome an irregular heartbeat caused by too much booze. Reasons for the seasonal increase are uncertain. Theories include cold weather, overindulgence and stress. The other day we had three heart attacks come in within four hours, said Dr. Charles Davidson, chief of Northwestern Memorial Hospitals cardiac catheterization services. The hospitals usual rate is two or three a week. American Heart Association spokesman Dr. Richard Stein, a cardiologist at New York Universitys medical center, said most studies investigating holiday heart trends have found a statistical increase in heart attacks and other problems not a giant surge but worth noting just the same. It happens in cold climates, sometimes when sedentary people or those with heart disease take on too much snow shoveling, or spend too much time outdoors. Cold weather can constrict arteries, increasing demand on the heart, he said, But it also happens in warm places. Flu season coincides with winter holidays and Stein said that might be a factor since the virus can cause inammation that also can stress the heart. Stein recommends the Tis the season for heart problemsBy LINDSEY TANNERASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER HEART | 4 MIAMI A nationwide ban on importing four giant snake species or transporting them across state lines is costing reptile breeders, handlers, hobbyists and vendors millions and should be over turned, according to a lawsuit led by a reptile industry trade association. The ban on Burmese py thons, yellow anacondas, and northern and southern African pythons was announced last year in the Florida Everglades, which ofcials say pythons regard as an all-you-can-eat wildlife buffet where they have no competition except humans. A lawsuit led last week in federal court in Washington, D.C., seeks to overturn the ban. The North Carolina-based United States Association of Reptile Keepers says the ban is unnecessary and challenges the science behind it. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are named as defendants. The ban applies a one-sizets-all approach to a problem primarily affecting South Florida, said Joan Galvin, the attorney representing the reptile keepers. Floridas population of Burmese pythons, which are native to India and other parts of Asia, likely developed from pets let loose either intentionally or in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The snakes dont adapt to cold weather, which means they wouldnt last long anywhere else in winter. Anywhere, pretty much, outside of Florida, they would have zero survival skills and would not pose a problem, Galvin said Monday. According to the lawsuit, an initial proposal to ban nine snake species cost the reptile industry tens of millions of dollars as buyers shied away Reptile keepers want nationwide python ban overturnedBy JENNIFER KAYASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER AP PHOTOIn this Jan. 17 le photo, a captured 13-foot-long Burmese python is displayed for snake hunters and the media before they head out in airboats for the Python Challenge in the Florida Everglades. PYTHON | 4Mikhail Kalashnikov, the former Red Army sergeant behind one of the worlds most omnipresent weapons the AK-47 and its variants and copies, used by national armies, terrorists, drug gangs, bank robbers, revolutionaries and jihadists died Dec. 23 at a hospital in Izhevsk, Russia. He was 94. He lived in Izhevsk, the capital of the Russian republic of Udmurtia. Viktor Chulkov, a spokesman for the republics president, conrmed the death to news sources but did not give a cause of death. Kalashnikov had been hospitalized for the past month with unspecied health problems. Kalashnikov began life as a sickly child in a peasant family and would have seemed an unlikely candidate for the international fame he achieved. He became a folk hero in his native land and a celebrity abroad. Despite having little technical training, he rose to the top of the Soviet armaments industry and traveled throughout the world, including the United States, as the face of Russian weaponry, an advertisement for a Soviet product that actually worked. Jim Supica, director of the National Firearms Museum in Fairfax County, Va., called Kalashnikov a giant of rearms design. Kalashnikovs genius was in designing a military rie that was cheap to manufacture, rugged and reliable. 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Page 2 WIRE www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 NATIONAL NEWS | NATIONU.S. gasoline falls to $3.2618 a gallon in surveyHOUSTON (Bloomberg) The average price for regular gasoline at U.S. pumps fell 1.72 cents in the past two weeks to $3.2618 a gallon, according to Lundberg Survey. The survey covers the period ended Dec. 20 and is based on information obtained at about 2,500 lling stations by the Camarillo, Calif.-based company. The price decline is the second reported this month by the survey. We shouldnt expect this to continue, Trilby Lundberg, the president of Lundberg Survey, said in a telephone inter view Monday. In the same two-week period, wholesale prices paid by jobbers, distributors and retailers have bobbed up more than 3 cents and may crawl up a bit more. Their margin on gasoline was slashed so they need to catch up by raising prices slightly. The Dec. 20 retail price is 0.4 of a cent higher than a year ago, Lundberg said.Seagram heir Bronfman dies(Bloomberg) Edgar M. Bronfman, the second-generation heir who expanded the Seagram empire with protable oil and gas and chemical investments, has died. He was 84. Canadian-born Bronfman, a long-serving president of the World Jewish Congress, died Saturday at his home in New York surrounded by his family, the Samuel Bronfman Foundation said in a statement on its website. Bronfman led Seagram for 23 years before retir ing at 65 to pursue his twin passions of Jewish faith and philanthropy. Pregnant women can fill up on peanut butter, allergy study saysLOS ANGELES (LA Times) Pregnant peanut lovers can celebrate, per haps with a PB&J snack: A study out Monday shows an association between pregnant women who ate the most peanuts and tree nuts and children with a decreased risk of allergy. Women had been advised to avoid peanuts and tree nuts, as well as other highly allergic foods, during pregnancy and until the child turned 3, as a way to try to reduce the chances of an allergy. But those recommendations were rescinded after researchers found that the effort didnt work. In the current study from Boston Childrens Hospital and published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics found that women who ate nuts more than ve times a month had the lowest incidence of allergic children. By linking maternal peanut consumption to reduced allergy risk, we are providing new data to support the hypothesis that early allergen exposure increases tolerance and reduces risk of childhood food allergy, Dr. Michael Young, lead author of the study, said in a statement. Current guidelines recommend that mothers should not restrict their diets during pregnancy, but this recommendation remains a widely debated topic among food allergy experts, Dr. Ruchi Gupta wrote in an opinion piece accompanying the study. AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Parts of the country socked by a wild weekend storm will be covered with ice and without pow er through Christmas and beyond thanks to a steady diet of freezing rain and cold temperatures. The rst full day of winter, Sunday, brought a mix including snow in the Midwest and balmy temperatures along the Mid-Atlantic. Rain and melting snow led to swelling creeks and streams, closed roads and ooded underpasses in Indiana, Ohio and other Great Lakes states. More than 390,000 homes and businesses were without power Monday in Michigan, upstate New York and northern New England, down from Sundays peak of more than half a million. Most were in Michigan, whose largest utilities said itll be days before power is restored because of the difculty of working around broken lines. In Maine, the number of customers without power spiked to more than 78,000, and the cold persisted. Its certainly not going away, Margaret Curtis, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, said Monday. In fact, we dont have very many areas where were expecting temperatures to rise above freezing. That means untreated roads and sidewalks from the upper Midwest to northern New England will remain a slippery, dangerous mess as people head out for last-minute shopping or holiday travel. In Maine, Judith Martin was heading from her home in South Grafton, Mass., to Kingston when she stopped at a rest area along Interstate 95 in West Gardiner. She said roads got worse the farther north she drove. The trees are loaded with ice, so it makes me think the road is loaded with ice, Martin said. At least 11 deaths in the U.S. were blamed on the storm, including ve people killed in ooding in Kentucky and a woman who died after a tornado with winds of 130 mph struck in Arkansas. Another woman died in Arkansas when she lost control of her vehicle on an icy patch of an interstate. A Vermont man died from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a generator that was running after the storm knocked out power at his house, state police said. More than 4,000 ights were behind schedule, the majority of those in New York, Washington, Chicago, Denver, Dallas and Houston. And more than 275 ights were canceled, mostly in Chicago, Denver, Houston and Dallas, aviation data company FlightAware said. The number is in line with a typical travel day and much improved from Sundays 700 cancellations. There are usually more than 30,000 daily ights in the United States. Delta Air Lines said a taxiway that may have frozen over was suspected in an accident at Detroit Metropolitan Airport: An Atlanta-bound jetliner slid onto the grass, but no one was hurt. While the cold will continue to harass people, theres no major precipitation on the horizon through the end of the week, Curtis said. It will give people some time to recover from this, she said. Meanwhile, ooding in Indiana and Ohio, parts of which got 3 to 5 inches of rain over the weekend, caused no reported injuries but forced smallscale evacuations and closed several roads. Flooding in southwestern Pennsylvania damaged about 300 toys a Salvation Army set aside for needy families, but churches and other charities donated replacements.Rain, ice taper; cold stays for part of US AP PHOTOA window on an American Eagle plane is covered with snow before it is de-iced at OHare Inter national Airport Sunday, in Chicago. As Americans and Canadians ushered in the rst ocial day of winter, the weather provided a variety of surprises. Snow and ice hit Michigan, Canada, New England and upstate New York. Some other eastern regions had temperatures in the 60s and 70s. OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) With a family ghting a hospital to keep their daughter who has been declared brain dead on life support, a California judge on Monday ordered a second medical evaluation for 13-year-old Jahi McMath. Jahi experienced complications following a tonsillectomy at Childrens Hospital in Oakland. As her family sat stone-faced in the front row of the courtroom, an Alameda County judge called for Jahi to be independently examined by Paul Graham Fisher, the chief of child neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine. The examination was expected to occur later on Monday. Hospital staff and Fisher will conduct an electroencephalogram, or EEG, and tests to see if blood is still owing to Jahis brain. Doctors at Childrens Hospital concluded the girl was brain dead on Dec. 12 and wanted to remove her from life support. Jahis family wants to keep her hooked up to a respirator, and eventually have her moved to another facility. The family said they believe she is still alive, and that the hospital should not remove her from the ventilator without their permission. Its wrong for someone who made mistakes on your child to just call the coroner and not respect the familys feeling or rights, Sandra Chatman, Jahis grandmother, said in the hallway outside the courtroom. I know Jahi suffered and it tears me up. The familys attorney also asked Judge Evelio Grillo to allow a third evaluation by Paul Byrne, a pediatric professor at the University of Toledo. The hospitals attorney objected to Byrne, saying he is not a pediatric neurologist. The judge is expected to take up the request to use Byrne, and another hearing was scheduled for Tuesday morning, Christmas Eve. Jahis family says the girl bled profusely after a tonsillectomy and then went into cardiac arrest before being declared brain dead. Outside the courtroom, Dr. David Durand, chief of pediatrics at Childrens, said that staff have the deepest sympathy for the family, but that Jahi is brain dead. The ventilator cannot reverse the brain death that has occurred and it would be wrong to give false hope that Jahi will ever come back to life, he said. Durand said Jahis surgery was very complex, not simply a tonsillectomy. It was much more complicated than a tonsillectomy, Durand said. He refused to elaborate, citing health care privacy laws. Arthur L. Caplan, who leads the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center and is not involved in Jahis case, told The Associated Press that once brain death has been declared, a hospital is under no obligation to keep a patient on a ventilator. Brain death is death, he said, adding, They dont need permission from the family to take her off, but because the little girl died unexpectedly and so tragically, theyre trying to soften the blow and let the family adjust to the reality. Often families confuse brain death with a coma or a permanent vegetative state, Caplan said, offering an analogy. A coma is like a television that has a picture with a lot of interference, he said. Theres brain activity, but somethings not right. A permanent vegetative state is when the screen is all snow. Brain death is when the set is unplugged. There is nothing on the screen.2nd opinion ordered for brain-dead teen AP PHOTO This undated le photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath. McMath remains on life support at Childrens Hospital Oakland nearly a week after doctors declared her brain dead, following a supposedly routine tonsillectomy. WASHINGTON (AP) The press called it an early Christmas present for President Woodrow Wilson: On Dec. 23, 1913, Congress passed legislation creating the Federal Reserve. Hours later, Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act into law. No one at the White House ceremony that day could foresee what the Fed has become: A titanic institution with power over people and economies worldwide. Its actions shape loan rates and job growth. They affect trade, stock prices, bank rules, nancial systems. Economic decisions are made with the Fed in mind. Retirement savings hinge on its policies. Supporters of the 1913 bill were responding to a spate of banking panics. Five years ago, when the nancial meltdown struck, the Fed expanded its reach. Its response to the worst such crisis since the 1930s was to ease credit, print money and boost condence. Here are ve ways the Fed has expanded its inuence over the past century:Discount windowWhen the Fed was created, the discount window was its main tool. When commercial banks in the Fed system fell short of money, they could borrow from one of 12 regional Fed banks. This became a vital Fed role: Lender of last resort. The discount window gained vast signicance during the nancial crisis. Hundreds of banks, including some of the biggest, borrowed from it. The Fed supplied trillions in loans to U.S. banks and foreign banks with U.S. subsidiaries. That effort, along with a rescue fund approved by Congress, helped save the nancial system.Short-term rateThis is the Feds main lever to inuence the economy. It was discovered almost by accident about a decade after the Feds creation. The Fed found it could inuence short-term rates by buying and selling Treasurys that banks hold as reserves. The Fed was slow to exploit this power during the Depression, when it could have delivered a desperately needed economic jolt. The Fed uses shortterm rates to meet its dual mandate: Maximizing employment and stabilizing prices. To lower rates, it creates money and uses it to buy bonds from banks. The banks can use the reserves to make loans. To raise rates, the Fed does the reverse: It sells Treasurys to banks and takes money out of circulation. Rates rise. The Fed last week strengthened its commitment to low short-term rates.Bond purchasesSince the Fed cant lower its short-term rate below zero, its taken other steps to spur growth. Starting in 2009, its been buying Treasurys and mortgage bonds in a program never tried before on such a scale. The idea is to lower long-term loan rates to stimulate borrowing and spending. The Feds bond buying has swollen its investment portfolio to a record $4 trillion. The purchases have helped keep long-term rates low. But theyve incited critics who fear the Fed is inating bubbles in assets from stocks to farmland. Last week, the Fed said it will slow its monthly purchases from $85 billion a month to $75 billion.Greater opennessThe Fed has tried to assure investors that short-term rates will stay low even after unemployment falls further. This assurance is part of its effort to be more publicly transparent. The Fed had long guarded its operations closely. Until the 1990s, it didnt even announce when it changed short-term rates. Starting with Bernankes predecessor, Alan Greenspan, the Fed became more open. It began releasing statements after each meeting to explain what it had done and why. Bernanke went much further. He updated economic forecasts more frequently. Political independenceCongress has sought to insulate the Fed from political meddling to preserve its independence. Yet the Fed has become a target for critics because of the unorthodox steps its taken over the past ve years. Some Republicans think it isnt accountable enough. House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, plans to review whether changes should be made to the Feds operations especially, Hensarling argues, because the Fed has either implicitly or explicitly assumed so many mandates and has, historically, been subject to little or no congressional oversight.Feds influence has expanded over 100 years WK :.wwq N -a e r, an EaLis1.190
The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net WIRE Page 3 STATE NEWS WEST PALM BEACH(Cox) Among the animals named in a new report of already threatened species that will be most affected by rising sea levels are two beloved Florida favorites: loggerhead turtles and the Bambi-esque Key deer. In all, 58 percent of the states 120 endangered species are at risk from sea-level rise, according to the report by the Center for Biological Diversity. By comparison, 17 percent 1 in 6 of the nations threatened and endangered species are at risk from rising sea levels and storm surges, according to the San Francisco-based centers analysis of data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service and other scientic literature. Although the report studied sea-level threats to all 1,383 federally protected, threatened and endangered species throughout the U.S., South Florida was singled out in the report because its low-lying coasts, at topography and porous limestone make it particularly vulnerable to inundation and saltwater intrusion. Estimates vary on how much and how quickly sea levels will rise. The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact a consortium of ofcials, scientists and engineers from Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties has issued a report estimating sea levels will rise between 3-7 inches by 2030 and 9-24 inches by 2060. I hope it raises awareness of how much is at stake and that sea-level rise is a problem thats already affecting our coast, said Shaye Wolf, the climate science director at the Center for Biological Diversity. Wolf, who grew up in Fort Lauderdale, found the ndings about the Florida Keys especially troubling. Already, the endangered lower Keys marsh rabbit has lost nearly half of its habitat due to rising sea levels, Wolf said. Its not just endangered animals put at risk. The Key tree cactus is dying off as the soil becomes saltier, Wolf said. Elkhorn and staghorn corals and the Miami blue buttery are also at risk. The report singled out the Key deer and the loggerhead turtle among ve species most threatened. The Key deer, which grow to about the size of a German shepherd, once thrived on dozens of islands in the lower Keys. Uncontrolled hunting and development decimated the population, which dwindled to about 50 in the 1940s. With the establishment of a refuge and intensive law enforcement the population has grown to about 800, with twothirds of those living on Big Pine Key. The highest elevation on Big Pine Key is 36 inches above sea level. A 12-inch rise in sea level would submerge most of the north end of Big Pine Key, the site of the National Key Deer Refuge, according to The Nature Conservancy, which has partnered with government agencies, universities, towns, cities and other nonprot groups to create sea-level inundation maps. Sea-level rise will also swallow beaches where loggerhead sea turtles nest along Floridas east coast the densest nesting beaches in the southeast United States. Loggerheads have had prolic nesting seasons recently. During this years eight-month nesting season that ended in November, 44,810 nests were recorded statewide, down from 2012s near-record count of 58,172. However, modest increases in sea levels would shrink nesting beaches, forcing the turtles to move farther inland, where seawalls and beach development will prevent them from nesting.Report: 2 Fla. species threatened by sea-level rise | HEADLINE NEWS FROM AROUND THE STATECub connected to mauling killed by carLONGWOOD (AP) A black bear cub connected to the mauling of a central Florida woman was struck and killed by a car last week, the latest twist in a saga that has shined a spotlight on the sometimes problematic interaction of bears and humans in this Orlando suburb. Wildlife ofcials had been looking for the 65-pound female cub to reunite it with its two siblings and mother. The mother was positively identied through DNA as the bear that mauled Susan Chalfant in Longwood on Dec. 2 as she walked her dogs through a gated community known for frequent bear sightings. The mother bear was not euthanized because she was captured with two cubs. The bears are being cared for at Busch Gardens in Tampa. The cubs are expected to be released back into the wild in the spring, while their mother will be moved to another facility. The third cub died after being hit by a car late Friday in Longwood, near the neighborhood where Chalfant was mauled by the cubs mother. N. Fla. couples baby weighs in at 14+ poundsGAINESVILLE (AP) The third baby may very well be the last for a north Florida couple. Son Isaiah Lawrence Johnson was born Friday at Gainesvilles UF Shands Hospital, weighing in at a whopping 14 pounds 7.6 ounces. He was 22 inches long. Mother Nicia McNelley told the Gainesville Sun it seemed like it took forever to get him out. The baby was born by Cesarean section, seven days before his due date. The mother and baby were expected to leave the hospital Monday, just in time for Christmas. McNelley and Quinta Johnson have two other children, but Isiah was their largest baby by far. They live in nearby Keystone Heights.Police looking for truck thieves in Winter HavenWINTER HAVEN (AP) Police are asking for the publics help in nding the thieves who stole a truck lled with frozen food. Winter Haven police say they were called Sunday to the Royal Inn, where a 2006 blue Freightliner truck was taken. The truck and its 53-foot trailer were last seen on Saturday night. The trailer was packed with 41,000 pounds of frozen food. Police say the trucks license plate is F25901. The utility trailers tag number is 0923CE. Anyone with infor mation is asked to call Det. Charles Bolton at 863-401-2257. Callers can remain anonymous and may receive a cash reward if the suspects are captured.DOT: More drivers paying to use I-95 express lanesMIAMI (AP) Department of Transportation numbers show many South Florida drivers are willing to pay to drive in the express lanes on Interstate 95. So, the price may go up. The Miami Herald reports that as of October, drivers had made 112,119 $7 trips through the express lanes this year. Thats an increase of 125 percent over 2012, 2011 and 2010 combined. Drivers using the express lanes pay between $0.25 to a maximum of $7 to access the lanes. The idea is that by driving up the price as congestion builds during rush hour, trafc is driven back into the general lanes, easing congestion in the express lanes. DOT held a public hearing last week on rule changes that could cap the toll at $10.50. The minimum would rise to $0.50.2 boys accused of vandalizing central Fla. schoolDELEON SPRINGS (AP) Sheriffs deputies say two boys are accused of vandalizing a central Florida elementary school. Volusia County Sheriffs spokesman Gary Davidson says a deputy was dispatched to Louise S. McInnis Elementary School on Saturday when an alarm sounded. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the deputy saw a concrete rock used to smash the schools glass doors. 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Page 4 WIRE www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 FROM PAGE ONE ALMANAC Today is Tuesday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2013. There are seven days left in the year. This is Christmas Eve. Today in history On Dec. 24, 1913, 73 people, most of them children, died in a crush of panic after someone falsely called out Fire! during a Christmas party for striking miners and their families at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Mich. On this dateIn 1524, Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama who had discovered a sea route around Africa to India died in Cochin, India. In 1814, the War of 1812 officially ended as the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Ghent. In 1851, fire devastated the Library of Congress in Wash ington, D.C., destroying about 35,000 volumes. In 1863, English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray, author of Vanity Fair, died in London at age 52. In 1871, Giuseppe Verdis opera Aida had its world premiere in Cairo, Egypt. In 1906, Canadian physicist Reginald A. Fessenden became the first person to transmit the human voice (his own) as well as music over radio, from Brant Rock, Mass. In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe as part of Operation Overlord. In 1951, Gian Carlo Menottis Amahl and the Night Visitors, the first opera written specifically for television, was first broadcast by NBC-TV. In 1968, the Apollo 8 astro nauts, orbiting the moon, read passages from the Old Testament Book of Genesis during a Christmas Eve telecast. In 1980, Americans remem bered the U.S. hostages in Iran by burning candles or shining lights for 417 seconds one second for each day of captivity. In 1993, the Rev. Norman Vincent Peale, who blended Christian and psychiatric princi ples into a message of positive thinking, died in Pawling, N.Y., at age 95. Todays birthdays Author Mary Higgins Clark is 86. Rock singer-musician Lemmy (Motorhead) is 68. Actor Grand L. Bush is 58. Actor Clarence Gilyard is 58. Actress Stephanie Hodge is 57. Actor Wade Williams is 52. Designer Kate Spade is 51. Rock singer Mary Ramsey (10,000 Maniacs) is 50. Singer Ricky Martin is 42. Author Stephenie Meyer is 40. Rock singer Louis Tomlinson (One Direction) is 22. WEXFORD, Pennsylvania (AP) A man looking for art for his new home has won a $1 million Picasso painting with a $138 rafe ticket. Jeffrey Gonano told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review hes not sure hell ever hang the masterpiece in his home in Wexford, in western Pennsylvania, given its value. The 25-year-old Gonano, who works for his familys re sprinkler business, learned Wednesday that his ticket had won the Paris rafe. Organizers say nearly 50,000 tickets were sold worldwide, for 100 euros apiece, to benet a Lebanese charity. The 1914 work, Man in the Opera Hat, dates from Spanish master Pablo Picassos cubist period. Picasso died in 1973. Gonano said he wants to keep the artwork, which features vivid shapes in opaque gouache paint.ODD NEWS Man wins $1M Picasso with $138 raffle ticket produced the AK-47 standing for automatic by Kalashnikov, model of 1947 as the assault rie for the newly retitled Soviet Army. It went into service two years later and then was provided to the Soviet Unions allies and clients, as well as many other countries Moscow was trying to inuence during the Cold War and after. The AK rst went into action to put down East Berlin riots in 1953 and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Egyptian soldiers used it to assassinate President Anwar Sadat in 1981. Troops on both sides in the Iran-Iraq war carried it. The al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden used a modernized one as a prop in his recruiting videos. From its earliest days, the Kalashnikov has been judged a superior weapon because of its simplicity and reliability. In a compact, 10-pound package, a single ghter holds the fully automatic repower of a machine gun. It has only eight moving parts, can be broken down and reassembled in 30 seconds and will re when very dirty. During the war in Vietnam, the rie was used by the North Vietnamese army, Viet Cong insurgents and, sometimes, U.S. forces. Marines would often put down their standard-issue M-16s and pick up AK-47s from fallen North Vietnamese soldiers because they found the AK to be more reliable. Over the years, two dozen nations have produced the rie, including Warsaw Pact members, China, North Korea, Egypt, Iraq and Finland. Before his death in 2013, President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela was planning to open a factory to manufacture the gun, and the AK is wielded in battle today by al-Qaida in Iraq, the Taliban in Afghanistan and anti-government rebels in Syria. No exact count is possible, but experts believe there are about 100 million AKs, modernizations and derivatives around the world, with as many as 1 million more being made each year. In the United States, the AK and all other fully automatic weapons are illegal for most civilians. As a weapon designed for military use, an authentic AK can be switched between automatic and single-shot modes with the ip of a lever. The so-called assault ries for sale in the United States are semiautomatic that is, one shot per trigger-pull. Those seen blazing away in Hollywood movies are disabled weapons that can re only blanks. The AK brand did succeed in invading the United States, but through popular culture, where it symbolizes a kind of rebellious cool. Sylvester Stallone carried one in the Rambo movies, as did Nicolas Cage, Warren Beatty and hundreds of actors in other lms. KALASHNIKOVFROM PAGE 1 from spending money on pets they might not be able to move to another state. Some of the associations members euthanized brood stock they couldnt care for in an evaporating market. Five species, including boa constrictors and other anacondas, eventually were dropped from the ban but remain under consideration. Ken Warren, a spokesman for the wildlife service, said the ban will help prevent non-native snakes from spreading and protects native wildlife. The snakes can grow to be roughly 20 feet long or longer, and ofcials have said the threat the snakes pose to indigenous wildlife could undermine the expensive efforts Florida and the federal government are making to restore natural water ows to the Everglades. This is in response to signicant ecological impacts observed as a result of a self-sustaining, wild population of Burmese pythons in Florida, Warren said. These snakes have the potential to expand beyond South Florida. Large constrictor snakes have demonstrated that they are highly adaptable to new environments, consume a large number and variety of native species, and dramatically change the ecosystems they invade. Florida law prohibits the possession or sale of Burmese pythons and southern or northern African pythons, among other large non-native snakes not included in the federal ban, for use as pets. The reptile keepers association isnt inter ested in challenging the Florida law, Galvin said. We believe Florida stepped up and handled what they per ceived was their issue. As for the 49 other states, we believe this (federal ban) is invasive, Galvin said. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission allows hunters with special permits to remove pythons and other exotic reptiles from some state lands. Earlier this year, a state-sanctioned python hunt attracted worldwide attention but netted just 68 of the snakes. Ofcials said the monthlong hunt succeeded in raising awareness about Floridas python problem. State wildlife ofcials also have intensied efforts to keep a cluster of northern African pythons, also called rock pythons, just west of Miami from spreading elsewhere. One of the aggressive snakes killed a Siberian husky in the dogs backyard in September.PYTHONFROM PAGE 1 usual preventive advice, including u shots, avoiding excessive eating and drinking, and getting enough exercise throughout the season. David Phillips, a sociologist at the University of Californias San Diego campus, has long studied when people die. His research, based on millions of death certicates nationwide, shows that cardiac deaths including fatal heart attacks increase almost 5 percent on Christmas Day, the day after and on New Years Day. Deaths from other causes also increase at holiday time, but not as much, he has found. Phillips estimates that there are 2,000 extra deaths each year, mostly from heart-related problems, linked with Christmas and New Years. He says hospitals holiday stafng is a factor, with fewer doctors and nurses working and the most senior employees often on vacation. Also, he said, in the rush leading up to the holidays, people tend to ignore symptoms and put off going to the doctor which can be dangerous if heart problems or other serious illnesses are brewing. His advice? Head to the emergency room with life-threatening symptoms such as chest pain, unexplained falls, numbness or tingling. But for non-emergencies and elective surgeries, you might want to consider holding off until hospital stafng is back to normal. Nashville dentist Jason Cabler fell victim last year. After opening presents on Christmas morning with his wife and two teens, Cabler headed downstairs to lift weights in his basement gym when he started to feel a little odd, including tightness in his chest. I said, Im just having an off day, Ill just work through it, he recalled. But when his symptoms got worse, he climbed upstairs and asked his son to drive him to the hospital. By then he was feeling nauseous and sweating profusely. Ten minutes later he was in a hospital emergency room. Doctors diagnosed a heart attack and implanted two stents to open a blocked artery. Cabler was just 45, had always been healthy and active, so the diagnosis was a surprise. So was learning about the possible seasonal connection. Now he says the stress of running around buying gifts and braving holiday crowds might have been a factor. Doctors also found he had high cholesterol and triglycerides, prescribed medicine and recommended cutting down on fat and sugar. Cabler said hes trying to cut the stress this holiday season buying fewer gifts and spending more time at home. Were keeping it a little more low-key, he said. Then theres holiday heart syndrome, a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial brillation brought on by too much alcohol. It involves irregular contractions in the hearts upper two chambers that patients often feel as palpitations, a funny uttery sensation in the chest, or chest pain. Its like the hearts rhythm has gone haywire, according to a report last year in the Harvard Heart Letter.HEARTFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOIn this Dec. 17 photo, Dr. Jason Cabler poses in the exercise room of his home in Hendersonville, Tenn. Cabler, 46, suered a heart attack on Christmas Day in 2012 while lifting weights in the basement gym. Studies indicate that heart troubles, including fatal heart attacks, spike this time of year, especially on Christmas Day and New Years Day. the system was running well Monday. By the afternoon, the site had received a record 850,000 visits, ve times the number logged by the same time last Monday, the administration said. Bataille said the system was handling the volume with error rates of less than 1 in 200 and response times of less than one second. The Obama administration is hoping for a surge of year-end enrollments to show that the technical problems were merely a temporary setback. That would also go a long way toward easing concerns that insurance companies wont be able to sign up enough young, healthy people to keep prices low for everyone. But the grace period may have been a tacit acknowledgement that the website remains vulnerable to heavy trafc. Whats more, the delay offered critics of Obamacare another opportunity to argue that the law still isnt working and that President Barack Obama keeps changing the rules. In Ohio, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor called the deadline extension a clear sign healthcare.gov continues to struggle. Consumers are already confused and insurers are overwhelmed with the administrations last-minute changes, yet there seems to be no end in sight, Taylor, a Republican who heads Ohios insurance department, said. The administration was careful not to characterize Tuesday as a new deadline or an extension, likening the move instead to the Election Day practice in which people who are in line when the polls close are still allowed to vote. Monday had been the deadline for Americans in the 36 states served by the federal site to sign up if they wanted coverage at the start of the new year. The remaining states operate their own online marketplaces, and some of them have also extended their deadlines. As the deadline drew new, more than 1 million people visited the website over the weekend, and a federal call center received more than 200,000 calls.EXTENSIONFROM PAGE 1 NEW YORK (AP) After a strong start to the holiday shopping season, sales at stores have fallen for the third consecutive week as Americans continue to hold back on spending during what is traditionally the busiest buying period of the year. Sales at U.S. stores dropped 3.1 percent to $42.7 billion for the week that ended on Sunday compared with the same week last year, according to ShopperTrak, which tracks data at 40,000 locations. That follows a decline of 2.9 percent and 0.8 percent during the rst and second weeks of the month, respectively. The numbers, which dont include online sales, are another challenge in what has largely been a disappointing holiday shopping season for stores. The two-month period that begins on Nov. 1 is important for retailers because they can make up to 40 percent of their annual sales during that time. Retailers started the season cautiously optimistic. But after a strong start through most of November ShopperTrak said sales were up 3.4 percent for the month stores have found it increasingly hard to attract shoppers into stores despite big discounts and expanded hours during the nal days. Its been a mediocre December, said Bill Martin, co-founder of ShopperTrak. Karen McDonald, a spokeswoman at Taubman Centers, which owns or operates 28 malls, estimated that business for the week that ended Sunday unchanged to up mid-single digit percentage compared with a year ago. I felt for sure it was going to be gangbusters. But it was just OK, McDonald said. At the Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, N.J. on Saturday, Abercrombie & Fitch, AnnTaylor and Express had 50 percent sales, while Aeropostale was discounting its entire assortment up to 70 percent. Still, shoppers were cautious. Barbara Jackson, 45, was one of them. She said shes capping her holiday budget at $1,500 half of what she spent last year. Thats because Jackson, an aide to the elderly, is earning less than last year. I am more budget conscious, Jackson said.Holiday sales down for third week KRUKT ogl' on hogu70odl4orip,
The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net WIRE Page 5 WORLD NEWS | WORLDBand members released from Russian prisonKRASNOYARSK, Russia (AP) The last two imprisoned members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot walked free Monday, criticizing the amnesty measure that released them as a publicity stunt, with one calling for a boycott of the Winter Olympics to protest Russias human rights record. Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were granted amnesty last week in a move largely viewed as the Kremlins attempt to soothe criticism of Russias human rights record before the Sochi Games in February. Im calling for a boycott of the Olympic Games, Tolokonnikova said. What is happening today releasing people just a few months before their term expires is a cosmetic measure. The amnesty part of a wide measure passed last week by the parliament and President Vladimir Putins pardoning last week of onetime oil tycoon and political rival Mikhail Khodorkovsky freed some of the most prominent convicts who were sentenced in politically tainted cases.Thai protesters try to block election sign-upBANGKOK (AP) Antigovernment protesters determined to unseat Thailands prime minister surrounded a Bangkok sports stadium on Monday in an unsuccessful attempt to block political parties from registering for February elections. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is popular among the rural majority but disliked by the urban middle class and elite, called the Feb. 2 elections to defuse tension after several weeks of sometimes violent demonstrations in the Thai capital. The attempted blockade comes after the main opposition Democrat Party said over the weekend it will boycott the vote, which Yinglucks ruling party would likely win.Netanyahu calls for probe of NSA spying in IsraelJERUSALEM (MCT) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he has or dered a probe into reports that the United States and Britain had monitored communications of the previous prime minister and defense minister, calling the actions unacceptable. Netanyahu also reiter ated Israels call for the release of Jonathan Jay Pollard, an American Navy intelligence analyst sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for spying for Israel. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the National Security Agency, which detailed surveillance by the agency and Britains eavesdropping agency, the Government Communications Headquarters, showed that in 2009 they had monitored email trafc of several Israeli ofcials, including Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister at the time, and the defense minister, Ehud Barak. Contents of the leaked documents were published Friday by The New York Times, Britains The Guardian and Germanys Der Spiegel. NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) British, Canadian and Kenyan citizens are among 3,000 foreigners trapped in a South Sudan city experiencing bouts of heavy machine gun re, one of the most violent areas of a weeklong conict that has likely killed more than 1,000 people, a top U.N. ofcial said Monday. Australians, Ugandans and Ethiopians are also among 17,000 people seeking protection at a U.N. base in Bor, a city that could see increased violence in coming days, said Toby Lanzer, the U.N.s humanitarian coordinator. The death toll from a week of violence in South Sudan has likely surpassed 1,000 people, though there are no rm numbers available, he said. The number of internal refugees is probably more than 100,000, said Lanzer, who is seeking urgent nancial assistance from the U.S., Britain and other European countries. I know there are many thousands of people seeking protection in churches, Lanzer said. I know that we have our own staff that have literally walked into the bush and are communicating from there. Thats where they say they are safest. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the Security Council late Monday to add 5,500 troops and police to the 7,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, citing growing violence in many parts of the country, human rights abuses, and killings fueled by ethnic tensions. Ban proposed in a letter to the council obtained by The Associated Press that the troops be transferred from U.N. missions in Congo, Darfur, Abyei, Ivory Coast and Liberia, along with three attack helicopters, three utility helicopters and a C130 military transport plane. Frances U.N. Ambassador Gerard Araud, the current council president, said he expects the council to vote Tuesday on a resolution authorizing the transfers. The secretary-general called on member states to urgently provide transport to get the troops, police and equipment to South Sudan. He said the U.N. missions capacity to investigate human rights abuses is also being urgently strengthened. Ban said the situation in South Sudan is of mounting urgency, with tens of thousands of people displaced and about 45,000 seeking protection at U.N. bases. He said he was spending most of Monday urging regional leaders to increase military support and political backing for efforts to defuse the crisis. In a message to the Sudanese people, the secretary-general said: The United Nations will stay with you. We will do our utmost to protect you, to provide the humanitarian assistance you need, and most of all to help the country regain the path to peace. Bor is the city where rebel forces red on three U.S. military aircraft on Saturday, forcing the Ospreys advanced helicopter-airplane hybrids to abort their evacuation mission. On Sunday, the U.S. evacuated Americans by civilian U.S. and U.N. helicopters. The U.S. over the last week has evacuated 380 Americans and 300 others from South Sudan, which has seen vicious, ethnically targeted violence pulse through the nation.Canadians, Brits trapped in S. Sudan city AP PHOTOIn this photo taken Sunday and released by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Monday, UNMISS relocates non-critical sta from Juba, South Sudan, to Entebbe, Uganda. Civilian helicopters evacuated U.S. citizens from the violent South Sudan city of Bor, capital of Jonglei state, seeing bouts of heavy machine-gun re, but 3,000 citizens from coun tries like Canada, Britain and Kenya remain trapped there, a top U.N. ocial said Monday. MONTREAL (Bloomberg) Repair crews are working around the clock to restore electricity to about 500,000 households in Ontario and Quebec after an ice storm snapped branches, brought down power lines and crimped travel in Canadas two most populous provinces. In Toronto, Canadas biggest city, about 244,000 Toronto Hydro customers were without power as of 3:15 a.m. Monday, the utility said in a message on Twitter. All streetcar service in the city on what would have been one of the years busiest shopping days was suspended Sunday due to icy power lines, the Toronto Transit Commission said. Street car service was expected to be restored this morning, while the Sheppard and Scarborough RT subway lines remain closed, the commission said. This is truly one of the worst ice storms weve seen here in Ontario, Toronto Hydro Chief Executive Ofcer Anthony Haines said Sunday at a news briefing. While all available employees have been deployed, service may not be restored in full before Tuesday, Christmas Eve, the utility said. More than 400 ights were canceled Sunday at Torontos Pearson International Airport, according to the airports website, with dozens more scrapped in Ottawa and Montreal. The storm left up to 1.2 inches of ice in the Toronto area and may dump as much as 10 millimeters in southeastern Quebec Monday, Environment Canada said. Torontos East General and Sunnybrook hospitals are operating on emer gency generators, as is the citys water-pumping system, Haines said. The top priority now is the hospitals, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said at a news conference at City Hall. Provincial ofcials, including those from Emergency Management Ontario, are working with affected municipalities to ensure a coordinated response, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said at a separate news conference Sunday. The Ontario government will provide tree harvesters to cities that have requested help, she said. I want to assure everyone living in these areas that all available resources are working to keep you and your family safe, and to restore power as quickly as possible, Wynne said. Ford said its too early to declare a state of emergency. If it gets really bad in the next 24 hours we could have a state of emergency but I dont want to say that right now, he said. Were not in that situation quite yet. Ice is building up on some transformers, which could trigger catastrophic equipment failures, Haines said. Its not just a matter of going in and restor ing the power lines, he said. Now were going to be replacing poles, replacing transformers at the top of some of these poles, so its going to be a major event that is going to last days for us to be able to get the power back up. Hydro One, another Toronto-based utility, said in a statement Sunday that about 120,000 customers had no power. Crews are nding tree branches and power lines coated with more than an inch of ice, so restoring power is slow going, said Greg Towns, Hydro Ones director of lines.Canada ice storm snips 500,000 homes power AP PHOTOResidents survey the damage after power lines came down across a street in Torontos east end on Sunday. BEIRUT (AP) Government forces widened a bombing campaign in rebel-held areas of northern Syria on Monday, striking the northern city of Aleppo and a town on the Turkish border in raids that left an estimated 45 people dead, activists said. The attack on the border town of Azaz was the latest attack using powerful but inaccurate barrel bombs on the Aleppo region, said an activist who goes by the name of Abu al-Hassan Marea. He said residents in the town told him that 15 people were killed in the strike. Another activist group, the Local Coordination Committees, gave the same death toll. The Azaz attack suggests the government is expanding its range of targets a week after it began an unusually heavy air offensive against Aleppo on Dec. 15, dropping barrel bombs on rebel-held areas from helicopters. Aleppo, Syrias largest city, is divided into government-and-rebelruled areas. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that multiple air raids on the Aleppo neighborhoods of Sukkari, Maadi, Marjeh and Nairab left at least 30 people including 12 children dead on Monday. It said the death toll could rise as there are many people who were seriously wounded. On Sunday, 65 were killed near an Aleppo marketplace in one of the bloodiest days of the air campaign, according to activists. Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Observatory, said earlier in the day that air raids on the northern province of Aleppo have killed at least 301 people including 87 children, 30 women and nearly 30 opposition ghters since mid-December. That gure did not include those reported killed Monday. The aid group Doctors Without Borders has said the bombs killed at least 189 people and wounded 879 in the rst four days alone. The main Westernbacked Syrian opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, warned that if the bombing campaign against Aleppo continues it will not take part in U.N.-sponsored peace talks planned for Jan. 22 in Switzerland. A coalition statement quoted the groups Secretary General Badr Jamous as saying they will boycott the talks in case the air raids do not stop. Barrel bombs are crude devices lled with explosives and fuel that are wildly inaccurate often landing near schools and market places, causing massive damage on impact. The government has not commented on the use of the crude weapons, nor on the intensied strikes over Aleppo. But the timing suggests that President Bashar Assad could be trying to strengthen his position a month ahead of planned peace talks in Switzerland.Activists: Syrian aircraft bomb North, 45 dead Quit Lugging those Jugs! 50461582 POOL BoyFSERVICE REPAIRS SUPPLIES RENOVATIONS' fLicensed & Insured) wwqwopo?boyinc.com 55-1900Lic# CPC1457405
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Dear RB: While I believe drug stocks have a lot more room for revenue, earnings and dividend growth, Id prefer that you spread your wings a bit, look at the health insurance sector and consider some of the more substantial health insurers. The health insur ance business, with help and votes from the mullahs in Congress, is a shoo-in for powerful revenue, earnings and principal growth. Their revenues will grow like wildowers as health care spending and prots explode in the coming years. And health insur ance companies never lose money; rather, they just raise your premiums and reduce your benets. The ve largest public health insurers: AETNA (AET-$65.08), CIGNA (CI-$83.52), HUMANA (HUM-$98.76), UNITED HEALTH (UNH-$70.20) and WELLPOINT (WLP$86.90) collectively earned $14 billion from your premiums in 2013 after paying their corporate ofcers, a useless boards of directors, superb sales people, accountants and lawyers. And those companies earned $14 billion after they collectively paid 251,000 employees over $17 billion in salaries and payroll taxes from your premium payments. Multiply all those costs times perhaps 100 health insurers that pay their 100 CEOs, their 100 treasur ers, their 100 computer systems, their 100 adver tisers, software programs, printers, etc., and pretty soon were talking about a pot load of money. And pretty soon we may also be talking about a single-pay er health care system. In the meantime, Id be a buyer of AET, CI, UNH, HUM and WLP. Premium growth for these companies is expected to increase by 40 percent to 60 percent over the next three to ve years. And with improving net prot margins, their earnings per share could increase enormously. The health insurance industry has grabbed Americans by both kidneys, and timely squeezes during the year will generate higher revenues while more restrictive coverage should insure increasing prots. And this practically guarantees higher share prices. Congress has given the insurance industry a license to steal from the consumer; if you invest that $25,000 equally among these ve insurers, Im condent that in a couple years youll be pleased as a pasha with your capital gains. Email Malcolm Berko at firstname.lastname@example.org.Health care companies Malcolm Berko NEW YORK (AP) Stocks rose in quiet trading Monday as investors start to close the books on 2013. Apple helped lift technology stocks after the company reached a deal to sell the iPhone to Chinas largest wireless carrier. The market has been moving broadly higher since last Wednesday, when the Federal Reserve said it will start pulling back on its stimulus program next month as the U.S. economy improves. Last week the government also raised its estimate for third-quarter economic growth to 4.1 percent, the fastest pace since 2011. Everything is going in the right direction, said Rob Stein, chief executive ofcer of Chicagobased Astor Investment Management. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 73.47 points, or 0.5 percent, to 16,294.61. The Standard & Poors 500 index was up 9.67 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,827.99. The Nasdaq composite rose 44.16 points, or 1.1 percent, to 4,148.90. Apple rose $21.07, or 4 percent, to $570.09 after the company reached a deal with China Mobile, the worlds largest cellphone provider, to sell the iPhone in the worlds most populous country. The iPhone is already sold through two smaller carriers there. Technology stocks in the S&P 500 rose 1.5 percent, more than twice as much as the broader index. Trading was very light ahead of the Christmas holiday. Just 2.8 billion shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange, well below the recent average of 3.4 billion. Both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market will be closed Wednesday for Christmas. Both exchanges will also close at 1 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday for Christmas Eve. The market is heading for its best year in more than a decade. The S&P 500 index has increased 28 percent so far this year 30 percent when dividends are included putting it on track for its biggest annual gain since 1997. People want to hold on to these gains, so no one is going to take any undue risks this close to the end of the year, said Stephen Carl, head equity trader at Williams Capital. The next two weeks, with Christmas and New Years Day both falling in the middle of the work week, will likely have light trading, he said.Apple, other tech stocks lift the broader market | NATIONConsumer spending gains lift US 4th-quarterWASHINGTON (Bloomberg) Consumer spending rose in November by the most in ve months as discounts lured early holiday shoppers, giving the U.S. economy a boost at the end of 2013. Purchases increased 0.5 percent after a 0.4 percent gain in October that was larger than previously estimated, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Other data showed consumer sentiment climbed in December to a vemonth high. Record stock prices and a rebound in home values are boosting wealth among upper-income Americans, beneting retailers such as Neiman Marcus. U.S. companies boost share buybacksLOS ANGELES (LA Times) Stock buybacks by U.S. corporations hit their highest level since the 2008 global nancial crisis, as companies gobbled up their own shares despite paying steadily rising prices. Total share repurchases by companies in the Standard & Poors 500 stock index reached $128.2 billion in the third quarter, according to researcher S&P Dow Jones Indices. Thats the most since $141.7 billion in the nal quarter of 2007. Buybacks were up 8.6 percent from the second quarter, and 23.6 percent in the last year. Repurchases can be a mixed blessing for shareholders. Theoretically, they help prices by reducing the outstanding number of shares, which boosts earnings per share. However, repurchases at many companies are counter-balanced by the often-plentiful stock options issued to executives, thus dulling the potential improvement in EPS.Apple to sell iPhones through China MobileBEIJING (Bloomberg) Ending years of negotiations, Apple struck a deal to sell the iPhone through China Mobile, giving both companies a means to ght declining share in the worlds largest wireless market. China Mobile will sell the iPhone 5s and 5c models in its retail stores starting Jan. 17, the companies said Monday in a statement that provided no nancial terms. Jos. A. Bank rejects Mens Wearhouse offer(Bloomberg) Jos. A. Bank Clothiers rejected a $1.54 billion takeover proposal from Mens Wearhouse Inc. as too low. The shares remained above the offer price, indicating investors expect a higher bid. The Mens Wearhouse offer signicantly undervalued the company and wasnt in shareholders best interest, Hampstead, Md.based Jos. A. Bank said Monday in a statement. The company said it would continue to seek its own acquisitions to boost shareholder value. Mens Wearhouse said in its own statement Monday that it still is considering ways to make this combina tion a reality. 1ii0 0
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Page 8 WIRE www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 Publication date: 12/24/13 Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Arcadia Hull Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral0-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource: scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather.com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise SetUV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook DelaysPrecipitation (in inches)Temperatures Gulf Water TemperatureSource: National Allergy Bureau Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter.Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W WORLD CITIESCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W AIRPORT FLORIDA CITIES CONDITIONS TODAY SUN AND MOON TIDES SOLUNAR TABLE AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEXWeather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice. ALMANAC Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. North Port MARINE THE NATION Cold Warm Stationary Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow Ice Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Fronts Precipitation -10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110s(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)U.S. Extremes636670717063 TODAY Partly sunny, a shower; cooler71 / 5140% chance of rainClouds and sunshine75 / 570% chance of rain WEDNESDAY Isolated rain late76 / 5950% chance of rain THURSDAY Scattered rain75 / 5870% chance of rain FRIDAY Partly cloudy76 / 580% chance of rain SATURDAY Ft. Myers 74/53 part cldy morning Sarasota 70/48 part cldy morning Air Quality Index readings as of MondayMain pollutant: particulatesForecasts and graphics, except for the WINK-TV 5-day forecast, provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Punta Gorda through 5 p.m. Monday24 hours through 5 p.m. Monday 0.00 Month to date 0.37 Normal month to date 1.34 Year to date 52.50 Normal year to date 50.21 Record 1.23 (1989) High/Low 86/68 Normal High/Low 75/53 Record High 86 (2013) Record Low 31 (1973) Today Wed. Today Wed. Today Wed.Apalachicola 57 33 s 57 45 pc Bradenton 69 48 pc 72 59 pc Clearwater 66 48 pc 70 58 pc Coral Springs 78 64 sh 75 67 sh Daytona Beach 64 48 pc 66 56 pc Fort Lauderdale 78 67 sh 76 69 sh Fort Myers 74 53 pc 76 60 pc Fort Pierce 72 58 pc 71 62 pc Gainesville 62 35 pc 62 46 pc Jacksonville 62 36 pc 56 45 pc Key Largo 81 69 sh 76 71 sh Key West 80 68 pc 76 71 pc Kissimmee 67 45 pc 68 55 pc Lakeland 68 44 pc 70 54 pc Melbourne 68 55 pc 71 61 pc Miami 80 65 sh 78 68 sh Naples 74 56 pc 78 62 pc Ocala 63 35 pc 65 47 pc Okeechobee 70 55 pc 71 60 pc Orlando 68 47 pc 69 57 pc Panama City 55 32 s 55 42 pc Pensacola 54 30 s 53 41 pc Pompano Beach 78 66 sh 75 69 sh St. Augustine 62 45 pc 59 53 pc St. Petersburg 67 49 pc 71 58 pc Sanford 66 46 pc 68 56 pc Sarasota 70 48 pc 73 59 pc Tallahassee 56 25 s 58 41 pc Tampa 69 49 pc 72 58 pc Titusville 66 52 pc 68 59 pc Vero Beach 72 58 pc 71 63 pc West Palm Beach 76 63 sh 75 66 sh Winter Haven 67 45 pc 68 55 pcLast Dec 25 New Jan 1 First Jan 7 Full Jan 15 Today none 11:42 a.m. Wednesday 12:11 a.m. 12:18 p.m. Today 7:15 a.m. 5:41 p.m. Wednesday 7:15 a.m. 5:42 p.m. Today 6:42a 1:40a 8:03p 1:46p Wed. 8:04a 2:59a 8:43p 2:27p Today 5:19a 12:02p 6:40p --Wed. 6:41a 1:15a 7:20p 12:43p Today 4:24a 10:23a 5:45p 11:36p Wed. 5:46a 11:04a 6:25p --Today 7:14a 2:09a 8:35p 2:15p Wed. 8:36a 3:28a 9:15p 2:56p Today 3:34a 10:41a 4:55p 11:54p Wed. 4:56a 11:22a 5:35p --N 8-16 1-2 Light N 15-25 4-7 Moderate Today 10:45a 4:34a 11:07p 4:56p Wed. 11:31a 5:19a 11:53p 5:42p Thu. 12:16p 6:04a ---6:28p 71/51 69/49 69/48 73/57 73/48 74/53 72/45 73/46 73/51 73/48 72/46 67/45 67/45 69/39 69/41 67/49 68/46 69/50 73/48 70/48 71/45 67/45 71/48 67/45 70/48 66/48 74/55 74/54 74/5174Pollen Index readings as of Monday Today Wed. Today Wed. Today Wed. Today Wed.Albuquerque 46 26 s 45 25 pc Anchorage 13 13 pc 23 17 sf Atlanta 42 24 s 46 28 s Baltimore 40 23 sf 33 26 pc Billings 38 18 pc 30 24 c Birmingham 40 21 s 47 27 s Boise 36 20 pc 35 21 pc Boston 35 17 pc 25 22 s Buffalo 20 9 sf 30 23 sf Burlington, VT 14 -4 pc 18 14 pc Charleston, WV 27 16 sf 40 24 s Charlotte 48 21 s 44 21 s Chicago 18 14 pc 30 9 sf Cincinnati 26 15 pc 37 24 pc Cleveland 22 18 sf 32 25 sf Columbia, SC 54 25 s 48 25 pc Columbus, OH 24 19 sf 34 25 pc Concord, NH 26 6 pc 20 11 s Dallas 52 31 s 55 33 c Denver 49 22 pc 45 26 pc Des Moines 20 17 sf 32 10 pc Detroit 22 15 sf 29 23 sn Duluth 10 5 sf 19 -12 sf Fairbanks -17 -37 s -30 -36 c Fargo 14 7 sn 10 -8 sf Hartford 34 15 pc 24 18 pc Helena 30 9 pc 28 10 c Honolulu 81 68 s 81 70 s Houston 58 36 s 59 39 c Indianapolis 22 14 s 35 23 sf Jackson, MS 48 21 s 52 27 pc Kansas City 28 21 pc 38 17 pc Knoxville 34 20 pc 42 25 s Las Vegas 62 42 s 59 40 s Los Angeles 76 52 s 79 52 s Louisville 26 19 s 40 27 s Memphis 36 25 s 48 30 s Milwaukee 17 12 pc 30 7 sf Minneapolis 14 11 sn 21 -10 sf Montgomery 48 22 s 51 29 pc Nashville 30 16 s 45 24 s New Orleans 52 34 s 52 37 pc New York City 39 22 sf 30 26 pc Norfolk, VA 44 31 pc 40 30 pc Oklahoma City 42 28 pc 47 24 pc Omaha 24 21 sf 33 14 pc Philadelphia 40 22 sf 32 26 pc Phoenix 68 46 s 69 46 s Pittsburgh 28 16 sf 29 23 c Portland, ME 28 7 pc 23 13 s Portland, OR 44 32 pc 43 33 s Providence 36 18 pc 26 19 s Raleigh 48 22 pc 41 20 s Salt Lake City 35 16 pc 32 16 pc St. Louis 22 22 s 42 25 pc San Antonio 58 39 s 57 44 c San Diego 71 52 s 73 52 s San Francisco 61 44 s 63 45 s Seattle 45 32 pc 45 35 pc Washington, DC 42 27 pc 37 29 pc Amsterdam 50 41 r 45 37 c Baghdad 61 40 s 61 39 s Beijing 43 20 s 46 19 s Berlin 50 41 pc 46 39 c Buenos Aires 99 75 s 100 79 s Cairo 70 49 s 72 50 s Calgary 30 9 pc 31 23 c Cancun 82 71 pc 81 68 sh Dublin 43 35 pc 43 35 pc Edmonton 26 0 s 26 14 sn Halifax 36 20 c 27 17 sf Kiev 39 30 s 39 30 c London 48 39 pc 45 37 c Madrid 50 45 r 48 36 sh Mexico City 68 43 pc 64 45 pc Montreal 8 -8 pc 11 9 pc Ottawa 6 -11 pc 11 7 sn Paris 50 41 r 47 35 c Regina 22 0 c 11 -1 sf Rio de Janeiro 81 74 r 84 73 s Rome 59 48 pc 59 54 sh St. Johns 30 23 sn 26 14 sn San Juan 80 72 sh 82 73 sh Sydney 74 63 r 77 65 t Tokyo 48 34 s 47 39 s Toronto 14 5 sf 26 19 sf Vancouver 43 34 c 41 35 c Winnipeg 12 -2 sn 2 -17 sf 73/46High ............... 86 at Punta Gorda, FLLow .................. -38 at Glen Ullin, ND MONTHLY RAINFALL Month 2013 2012 Avg. Record/YearJan. 0.43 0.77 1.80 7.07/1979 Feb. 2.12 0.73 2.43 11.05/1983 Mar. 1.98 0.75 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 3.06 0.81 2.03 5.80/1994 May 2.76 3.08 2.50 9.45/1991 Jun. 10.50 13.44 8.92 23.99/1974 Jul. 7.38 5.43 8.22 14.22/1995 Aug. 9.29 8.36 8.01 15.60/1995 Sep. 11.12 5.05 6.84 14.03/1979 Oct. 3.48 5.71 2.93 10.88/1995 Nov. 0.01 0.02 1.91 5.53/2002 Dec. 0.37 1.78 1.78 6.83/2002 Year 52.50 45.93 50.65 (since 1931)Totals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. WEATHER/NATIONAL NEWS (Washington Post) In West Virginias scenic Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, with its gently sloping mountains and emerald acres of timber, Mike Powell relishes the perks of his job as a caretaker of the land: the sounds of a gurgling stream and the fresh pine scent of evergreens. But one sight deeply troubles him the haggard look of the valleys fabled Christmas trees. Some are bent like old men. The eye-popping green hue that makes people want to adorn them with orna ments had yellowed. A few were covered with hideous waxy balls, a telltale sign that they were under siege by the balsam woolly adelgid, a tiny insect with a notorious reputation among entomologists, who call it the bug that ate Christmas. Along the southern Appalachian range, they are eating two of the nations most popular wild Christmas trees Canaan and Fraser rs to death. People who buy Christmas trees at farms need not worry. Farmers who grow Christmas trees control the pest with a potent and costly insecticide, two-man crews spraying one to two acres a day. They work with agricultural extension agents to develop the most efcient pest management strategy because, said Rick Dungey of the National Christmas Tree Association, its very expensive. But theres no stopping adelgids in the wild, where applying chemicals might take out far more organisms than the target. Weve seen a tremendous decline in the Canaan r in its native area, said Powell, who manages a tract of woods for the Nature Conservancy. Were concerned that itll decline to the point that youll only see it on tree farms. These trees will survive on tree farms, but in the wild we could lose that tree. Fraser rs, North Carolinas best-selling Christmas tree, have been all but wiped out on Mount Mitchell in Mount Mitchell State Park since the adelgid was discovered there in the mid-1950s. The Fraser r is in peril, badly affected by this adelgid, said Andrew Liebhold, a research entomologist for the U.S. Forest Service in Morgantown, W.Va. I dont expect them to totally disappear in my lifetime, Liebhold said. But the die-off of Fraser rs at Mount Mitchell is a major concern. Younger trees are growing there now, but the danger is when theyre older and reach 20 feet, a height at which, for unknown reasons, adelgids crave their sap. Balsam rs, including the Canaan and Fraser varieties, are common in North America, especially from Massachusetts to Maine and the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario. They thrive in cold areas mainly because adelgids struggle to survive in exceedingly cold temperatures. But farther south, the trees struggle. Climate change could worsen the problem, Powell said, if temperatures warm in the northern range, Massachusetts and much of New England. Christmas trees in American forests are home to birds, and, in the Canaan Valley, the West Virginia northern ying squirrel, which was recently taken off the endangered species list. Its part of our national heritage, people have gone out to get their own tree for generations, and this is the prize tree they went for, Powell said. The balsam woolly adelgid is an uninvited guest in North America, but its been around so long that it seems like part of the family. It came from Europe before the 1900s, when there were no regulations guarding against invasive pests, Jill Sidebottom, a forestry extension specialist at North Carolina State University, wrote in an essay last year. It probably arrived in New England and moved into the southern Appalachians in the 1950s, where the population probably exploded. It has caused the destruction of the Fraser r in the natural stands, Sidebottom wrote. The same adelgid was detected in San Francisco in 1928 and has chomped through sub-alpine and silver rs in Idaho, Oregon, California and other areas of the Pacic Northwest in large numbers since the 1950s. Adelgids are about the size of a freckle and about as hard to remove. They are all female and dont engage in sex. Eggs develop without mating. Two to four generations hatch each year. They have no natural predator. It actually feeds on the trunks or large branches of trees, Liebhold said. Their mouths are like a straw that punctures the bark. When theyre feeding, they release a chemical in the trees that cause them to deform. When they suck in large numbers, they take nutrients from the trees and they ultimately die. The feeding process creates thousands of waxy, woolly balls, which give the adelgid its name. A similar insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid, lays up to 300 eggs in a single woolly ball. They leave dead shoots and branches, swelling around the shoot nodes known as gouting, a stiff trunk and growth rings with red, hard wood instead of the healthy, creamy white wood, Sidebottom wrote.Despair over the bug that ate Christmas Smoke-Free!Doors open at 10 Games start at 11 ree times a week, everyTuesday, ursday & FridayNo Tipping! Refreshments & food available! HOMELESSCOALITION CHARLOTTE COUNTY FOUNDATION, INC. rfntbfrn rrr HOMELESSCOALITION CHARLOTTECOUNTY r r rrf rr n nr OPEN PUBLIC!TO THE HOMELESSCOALITION CHARLOTTECOUNTY Port Charloe Elks Lodge #215320225 Kenilworth Blvd, Port Charloe(near Veterans Blvd & Atwater)For information, call (941) 627-4313 ext. 109 or email us at Bingo@cchomelesscoalition.org. Open Christmas Eve AND New Years Eve! 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ENGLEWOOD Lemon Bay High School senior Julianna Veloz had to use her time carefully this past girls golf season. She balanced the demands of golf with her participation in the Licensed Practical Nurse program at Charlotte Technical Center. The latter sometimes conicted with the needs of the former, but that didnt prevent her from being a steady, consistent player. She was a key factor in the Manta Rays winning the District 2A-20 championship, nishing second in the region meet and qualify ing for the state meet for the seventh time in the past nine seasons. It (the classes) made it a bit harder to practice, Veloz said. But I still managed to do it. Along the way, she shot a 78 to earn the medalist honor at the district meet by nine strokes and a team-best 86 at the Region 2A-7 meet (to nish seventh). I guess my biggest thrill this year was shooting the 78 at the district Veloz tees it up with classBy GARY BROWNSUN CORRESPONDENT GIRLS GOLF: All-Area teamMantas senior balances golf, nursing program VELOZ | 6 ALLAREA SCHEDULE Sunday: Volleyball Monday: Boys golf Today: Girls golf Wednesday: Boys swimming Thursday: Girls swimming Friday: Boys cross country Saturday: Girls cross country Sunday: Football SUN PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY JENNIFER BRUNO SPORTSTuesday, December 24, 2013 www.yoursun.net www.Facebook.com/SunCoastSports @ SunCoastSports Sports Editor: Mark Lawrence Romo uncertain for Sundays showdown, Page 3 INDEX | Lottery 2 | Community Calendar 2 | Recreational Sports 2 | Soccer 2 | College football 3 | NFL 3 | NBA 4 | NHL 4 | College basketball 5 | Scoreboard 5 | Preps 6 DAVIE Reeling from their worst loss of the year, the Miami Dolphins can still make the playoffs. Whether they deserve to is open for debate. Miami can clinch the AFCs final wild-card berth Sunday with a little help and a win over the New York Jets. But a 19-0 loss at Buffalo cost the Dolphins. Theres no question we laid an egg as a team, coaches, players, every body, offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said. On a cold, windy, rainy afternoon, the Dolphins hardly looked like a team worthy of playing in January. They gained only 103 yards, their lowest total since 1999, and allowed 203 yards rushing, their worst such showing in six years. Beleaguered quarterback Ryan Tannehill limped out of the game with a left knee injury in the fourth quarter, then returned to be sacked for a seventh and final time. None of which bodes well for Miamis chances against the Jets. The problems that popped up in the game and things that need to be fixed, we have to address, coach Joe Philbin said. We have to play our best game of the year. Its a great way for us to finish the regular season. Weve got a great opportunity. Theres also another opportunity when Tampa Bay plays the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome just not for the Buccaneers. The Saints need a win to complete their mission Down to the finishBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NFL: Playo picturePLAYOFFS | 3 FORT MYERS At some point this season certainly at some point into the postseason the boys basketball team from Port Charlotte High School will face an opponent like Berkeley Prep. From that standpoint, the Pirates contest against the Buccaneers on Monday was good to see. From others, not so much. Port Charlotte couldnt handle Berkeley Preps up-tempo game early, committing 10 turnovers before halftime in a 60-48 loss to the Buccaneers in the City of Palms Classics Sunshine Series. The Pirates nished with 17 turnovers, while Berkeley Prep committed ve. Seventeen turnovers, you cant do that, Port Charlotte coach Bill Specht said. Too many opportunities given away. Especially not against a Berkeley Prep team as athletic as any the Pirates are likely to see this season. And one that couldnt even play as quick as they wanted to, after games in Sarasota on Friday and Saturday. I would have preferred to play faster, I think our guys would have preferred to play faster, Buccaneers coach Bobby Reinhart said. I just dont think they had it in them. Specht pointed out one fourth-quarter stretch when Port Charlotte had whittled a double-digit Berkeley Prep lead down to 47-40 and forced a series of stops. But the 17 turnovers doom PiratesBy ROB SHORESPORTS WRITER BOYS BASKETBALL: Berkeley 60, Port Charlotte 48 UP NEXTPort Charlotte: vs. Strawberry Crest at Lemon Bay Holiday Shootout, Friday, 4:30 p.m. PIRATES | 6 CAPE CORAL The game just got away from Charlotte High School in the end. The Tarpons wound up sixth in the Mariner Christmas Tournament with an 81-71 loss Monday to Lehigh. Charlotte (7-5) led after one quarter, fell behind 41-34 at the half, then battled back to grab a lead in the third quarter only to see it slip away. We knew coming in that Charlottes a really, really good ballclub, Lightning coach Dawn McNew said. Theyre very fundamental, they play well together, theyre well-coached. We knew it was going to be a ght and for 32 minutes we knew it was going to be if we play the way were capable of playing it was going to be a backand-forth ball game. Dwight Reynolds scored 32 points to lead the Tarpons and tie Lehighs Bernard Edwards for the games high scorer. Edwards, shaken up early in the fourth, wound up scoring 15 points in the period. Of those, 10 came at the free-throw line. He was 6-of-6 on free throws in the nal 1:17 to put the game out of Charlottes reach. Thats a good basketball team, Charlotte coach Tom Massolio said. Very athletic. Great guards. They shoot the ball. Theyve Lehigh slips past TarponsBy PETE SISKSUN CORRESPONDENT BOYS BASKETBALL: Lehigh 81, Charlotte 71SUN PHOTO BY KATHERINE GODINACharlottes Dwight Reynolds goes up for two points with Lehighs Ronzell Evans in his face during Monday nights game. UP NEXTCharlotte: vs. Haines City at Lemon Bay Holiday Shootout, Friday, 1 p.m. TARPONS | 6 rf! dmo ll4J:l :r + >oft kT'''O'A AlpAlllru1p
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To report an error, call or email the sports department. | COMMUNITY CALENDARBASEBALLCharlotte County over-53 team: Championship level players needed for all posi tions, college playing experience a plus. Tryouts in December. Split season (Jan.-June, Sept.-Oct.). Games scheduled for Sundays. Contact Dave, 941-456-5229 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Englewood Area Youth Baseball: Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth for boys 4-15 and girls 4-8. Registration (fee is $30): Jan. 4, 12-2 p.m., Jan. 7 and 9, 6-7:30 p.m., Jan.11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tryouts: Jan. 18 and 25 for all boys 9-15 not returning to same team. Registration, tryouts at Englewood Sports Complex. Call Bill, 941-468-3871. IRONPIGS travel tryouts: Tryouts Jan. 11-12 for 9-under, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U teams at 1185 ODonnell Blvd., Port Charlotte. First three age groups run from 10 a.m.-noon. Remaining age groups 1-3 p.m. Visit www. swflironpigs.com or contact coach Wayne Harrell, 941-626-1274 or email@example.com. Game Day Heat: 12U travel team looking for players. Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. at North Charlotte Regional Park. Call Scott, 941-421-8378. Snowbird Classic: Seeking volunteers to help with admissions, scorekeeping, public address announcing, concessions, program selling and parking. Event held at South County and North County parks from Feb. 14 to March 22. Call 941-876-3226 or email steve@snowbirdbaseball. com or Shannon@snowbirdbaseball.com.BOXINGYouth and adult classes: Male and female. Mondays-Fridays, 6-8 p.m., at 24710 Sandhill Blvd. in Deep Creek. Training and/or competition. Member of USA Boxing. Call 239-292-9230 or visit CharlotteHarborBoxing.com, www.facebook.com/ CharlotteHarborBoxingGymnasium.CHEERFranz Ross Park YMCA: For ages 5-13. Register in person, online at CharlotteCountyYMCA.com or call 941-629-9622.FISHINGFeed the Hungry Trout Tournament: Jan. 11, 11 a.m. at The Fishery Restaurant, Placida. Twoto four-person teams. Entry fee: $125 plus sales tax ($8.75)/team. Register at TroutScramble.com. Tournament format: Each team must catch limit of trout, check it in and catch a second limit; fastest time wins. All trout donated to Salvation Army.FOOTBALLCharlotte Warriors: Spring, summer and fall registration for girls and boys 5-15. FSYFL registration: Jan. 6, 6-8 p.m., for January-April season. Fees: $135 for football, $75 for cheer. Pop Warner registration: Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m., and Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for August-December season. Fees: $200 for football, $200 for cheer. Free clinics: May-July. Call (941-347-7200 or email info@ charlottewarriors.com. Peace River Athletic Club flag football: Coed teams for ages 5-17, games on Sundays. Space limited to 300 participants. Contact Elgin 941-268-1891, Carolyn 941-4574291 or register at www.pracflorida.com. Buffalo Bills Backers: Meets for every Bills game at Buffalo Wings and Rings, Price and Toledo Blade, North Port. Everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the North Port Salvation Army food bank. Call Betty, 941 429 6835.GOLFPunta Gorda City Championship: Jan. 24-25, at St. Andrews South G.C. and Twin Isles C.C., 36-hole stroke play, 10 a.m. shotgun start daily, championship and handicap flights available. Entry fee: $100. Entry deadline: Jan. 14. Open to male and female amateurs with a Punta Gorda mailing address. Contact Don Ross, 304-280-2538, or Mark Katz, 941-276-5028.KICKBALLCC Adult Sports: Games on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. at Englewood Sports Complex adult softball fields. Call 941-209-5924.PRESCHOOLERSFranz Ross Park YMCA: All Sport, Soccer and T-ball. Register in person, online at CharlotteCountyYMCA.com or call 941-629-9622.PROSPORTS ACADEMYYouth sport specific personal training and group sessions: Football, baseball, basketball, track & field, volleyball and soccer. Strength and conditioning, speed, agility, stretching, mobility and weight management. Call Elgin, 941-268-1891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.ROWINGCHYC Dragon Boat Team: Seeks new members. Team practices year-round at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club on Lister Street in Port Charlotte. Yacht club membership not required to participate. Contact Eric 941-807-0120, or EDehmel@aol.com.RUNNINGFoot Landing Running Academy: Go from walker to runner in six-week training program. $35 fee includes coaching, registration for the Strides for Scholarships 5K and T-shirt. Contact Scott and Krissy Varner, 239-216-1355 or scottgobucks@ aol.com.SAILINGCharlotte Harbor Multihull Association: For multihull owners or those interested in them. No dues. Meets first Monday of each month 6 p.m. at Harpoon Harrys. Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CHMA/ or call Ron, 941-876-6667. Punta Gorda Sailing Club: Racing and cruising programs for all ages. Call Bill, 781-910-3217 or visit pgscweb.com.SOCCERFranz Ross Park YMCA: For ages 3-13. Register in person, online at CharlotteCountyYMCA.com or call 629-9622. North Port Youth Soccer annual meeting: Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m., at Narramore Soccer Complex (behind Glenallen Elementary School). Election of board members and officers will take place. Contact bcallan@northportyouth soccer.org.SOFTBALLCharlotte County Half Century League signups: For 50-and-over team, Jan. 2, 7, 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Carmalita Softball Complex, 6895 Florida St., Punta Gorda. Cost: $50. Season starts Jan. 14. Games played on Tuesday, Thursday nights. Call Bruce 941-743-9694 or John 239-243-6150. Mens senior league: Open practices every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. at Englewood Sports Complex. League starts up in January and runs through the middle of March. Registration forms available at the Englewood Sports Complex office building. Call 941-460-9645. Morning league: Practices for 55-and-older team every Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m. at Carmalita Athletic Park, Punta Gorda. Contracts and money due by Jan. 1. Season starts Jan. 9. Call Jim 941-766-7482. 60-plus Evening Slow Pitch league: Signups for the winter/spring season Thursday6, Dec. 31, Jan. 2, Jan. 7. and Jan. 9, 5 p.m. at the Carmalita Complex, Punta Gorda. Anyone turning 60 by January 2015 is eligible. Season starts in mid-January. Contact Vince, 941-624-3630.SWIMMINGCharlotte County Swimming: Year-round USA Swimming team provides instruction and competition ages 5 and up. Visit www.ccswim.org or call Susan, 941-628-1510.TENNISInstruction: Age 5 to adult, at Franz Ross Park YMCA. Register at CharlotteCountyYMCA.com or call 941-629-9622. Register for free tennis demo days: Instructor Harry A. Trisman is USPTR certified and has 20 years of experience. Call 941-429-PARK to register. Free demo days: Dec. 18, Dec. 20, Dec. 21. Free adult clinics: Ever other Saturday starting Dec. 7 through March 29 from 10-11 a.m. at the Rotonda Community Park. Given by Pete Zeeh and Art Richards. Call 941-548-2447. Rotonda QuickStart: Free lessons for parents and kids (12-under), 10-11 a.m. Saturdays, Rotonda Park. Rackets and balls provided. Call 941-698-9480.VOLUNTEERS Charlotte County Family YMCA: Coaches, instructors and referees needed for soccer, T-ball, cheerleading and flag football programs. For more information call program director Dan Cormier, 941-629-9622 ext. 108, or e-mail email@example.com. The Community Calendar appears daily as space permits. To have your activity published, fax (941-6292085) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) event details to the Sports Department at least one week in advance. Phone calls will not be accepted. The Universal Gymnastics Academy boys competitive team opened its season with a stellar showing. The boys compete under an umbrella of programs offered at the Universal Performing Arts Center in Port Charlotte. They occupied ve of the top eight overall placements in the Level 4 B Division during the Dec. 7 Southern Gymnastics Judges Association Judges Cup in St. Petersburg. Although the boys train yearround, they have been practicing more intensely during the past two months. All the boys did really well, said Tony Donza, Universal Performing Arts Center facility director. Its turning out to be a nice momentum swing. The meet is meant to be more of a clinical environment, he said. This kind of lets us know where well be for the bulk of the season. Its a tuneup. North Port resident AJ Donza, Tonys son, recorded an overall 57.25 score, behind top nisher and teammate Jack Contes 57.40. Eight-year-old AJ won the oor exercise with a 10.5 score and was second in the pommel horse with a 9.5. The third-grader has been doing gymnastics for three years. He tried soccer and tae kwon do, but he focuses solely on gymnastics now. The other sports dont give me as much of a challenge, said 4-foot-4, 72-pound AJ, who practices two hours on Monday and three hours each on three other days. He said he did better than expected in the meet because he received 9.00 and higher scores when he has gotten 7s and 8s in the past. He especially enjoys the oor exercise, which allows him to showcase his tumbling. The boys have 90 seconds to complete their routine, though they can nish before then without penalty. It just comes a little easier to me, he said about the event. He does well in the pommel horse because of his ability to swing his legs while performing the skills. I have a lot more exibility, he said. I can get my leg up higher. I get more virtuosity points. The boys will practice less during the holiday break to give them more family time, yet Donza said its important to maintain a routine. They have to stay in rhythm, he said. The boys compete Jan. 24-26 in the Sand Dollar/Whitlow Gymnastics Invitational at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.Share an accomplishment with Barbara Boxleitner at BKLE3@aol.com.Local gymnastics team finds balanceBy BARBARA BOXLEITNERSUN CORRESPONDENT RECREATIONAL SPORTS SOCCER: Premier LeagueEven in England, football is a festive fixtureMANCHESTER, England With their six-gure weekly salaries, ashy cars, plush houses and supermodel wives and girlfriends, sympathy is usually in short supply when it comes to footballers in the lucrative English Premier League. Except, maybe, over the Christmas and New Year period. When you are sitting down to a big dinner, drinking wine and spending time with the family over the festive period, spare a thought for the likes of Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and Sergio Aguero. Theyll most likely be on a training eld in the freezing cold. Or maybe on a bus travelling the length and breadth of England (and Wales for that matter). Or stuck in a hotel room with only a TV for company. While the top leagues across Europe shut down for two weeks or more at the end of each year, theres no winter break for the hardy souls of the Premier League. British football persists with that proud, unique some call it downright weird tradition of piling up the matches over the festive period. Players at Arsenal and Chelsea, for example, will play four games in 10 days from Dec. 23-Jan 1. Its a period where I think only the brave can survive, because its hard, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says. At Christmas, the accumulation of matches is so high. You must do it with a special group with a special mentality, enjoying the situation and forgetting you dont have a Christmas like the Spanish players, the Italian players, the German players. It certainly isnt to every foreigners liking. Marcel Desailly example. He arrived at Chelsea from AC Milan in 1998, the year he won the World Cup with France, and soon discovered Christmas would no longer be the same. I thought it wasnt fair, Desailly said. Christmas Day should not be a day for football. When you believe in something, you shouldnt have to do it, even for the good of the football and the business of football. I was coming from a Latin country where with Christmas, all the (religious) beliefs at that moment were particularly strong. There was no reason to play on that day, even if it was the culture. For fans, though, Christmas football is the highlight of the year. Twelve points are up for grabs in little over a week, a frenetic period that can shape a season and provide momentum for the second half of the campaign. Its unique. Generally the stadium is full and its usually a brilliant occasion, Quinn said. So sit back and enjoy the uniqueness of English football over Christmas time.By STEVE DOUGLASASSOCIATED PRESSAP FILE PHOTOManchester Citys Sergio Aguero, right, as he has a shot towards the goal and Sunderlands captain Carlos Cuellar, left, during their English Premier League match on Dec. 26 last year. 16, 4
The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net SP Page 3 of returning to the playoffs after last seasons Bountygate fiasco. The Saints (10-5) are 7-0 at home this season including victories against Arizona, Carolina, Dallas and Miami but coming off a 17-13 loss at Carolina. Everythings a championship game from here on out, Carolinas Ted Ginn Jr. said. If you dont have that in your mind, theres something wrong with you. Its win-or-go-home time, and the Saints are not the only team with a playoff spot at stake. Heres a primer to bring the NFLs postseason picture into better focus.THEYRE IN: AFCDenver (12-3): West champions have clinched a first-round bye. The Broncos can clinch homefield for the AFC playoffs with a win at Oakland OR a New England loss to Buffalo. Projected seed: No. 1 New England (11-4): East champions can clinch a first-round bye if they beat Buffalo OR Cincinnati (vs. Baltimore) and Indianapolis (vs. Jacksonville) lose. They can also get the top seed with a win and a Broncos loss. Projected seed: No. 2 Cincinnati (10-5): North champions can get a first-round bye with if they beat Baltimore and New England loses. Projected seed: No. 3 Indianapolis (10-5): South champions can get a first-round bye with a victory against Jacksonville and losses by the Patriots and Bengals. Projected seed: No. 4 Kansas City (11-4): Assured of a wild-card spot and the AFCs fifth seed. The Chiefs will play at the No. 4 seed in a wild-card game on Jan. 4 or 5.THEYRE IN: NFCSeattle (12-3): Can clinch the West and homefield for the NFC playoffs if they beat St. Louis OR San Francisco loses to Arizona. Projected seed: No. 1 Carolina (11-4): Can clinch the South and a first-round bye with a victory at Atlanta. Projected seed: No. 2 San Francisco (11-4): Clinched a playoff berth with a victory against Atlanta on Monday night. The 49ers can win the West for the third consec utive season and get a first-round bye in they beat Arizona AND St. Louis knocks off Seattle. Projected seed: No. 5WIN AND THEYRE INNew Orleans: The Saints clinch a playoff berth with a victory against Tampa Bay. The Saints can also win the NFC South and a first-round bye with a win AND a Carolina loss to Atlanta. Projected seed: No. 6 NFC East: In the final regular season game of 2013, Dallas (8-7) plays host to Philadelphia (9-6) with the NFC East title at stake. The loser is done. The Cowboys are 5-0 against East rivals this season, but havent gone 6-0 or swept the Eagles since NFL realignment in 2002. NFC North: Chicago (8-7) missed a chance to clinch in a 54-11 loss at Philadelphia on Sunday night. They play host to Green Bay (7-7-1) with the winner taking the NFC North and the loser going home. Aaron Rodgers could return for the Packers. Seeds: At 10-6, Philadelphia would be the No. 3 seed ahead of Chicago or Green Bay. The Bears would be the No. 3 seed only if Dallas beats the Eagles Chicago beat the Cowboys 45-28 in Week 14. The Packers would be the fourth seed regardless.SOME HELP HEREAFC: Baltimore, Miami or San Diego can clinch final slot, but each teams needs help: The Dolphins need a victory against the N.Y. Jets AND a Baltimore loss to Cincinnati OR a San Diego victory against Kansas City. The Ravens clinch if they win AND the Chargers or Dolphins lose. Baltimore can also clinch if the Chargers, Dolphins and Pittsburgh lose. The Chargers clinch if they win AND the Dolphins and Ravens lose. NFC: Arizona needs to beat San Francisco AND Tampa Bay to beat New Orleans to clinch a spot.PLAYOFFSFROM PAGE 1 JETS AT DOLPHINSWHO: New York (7-8) at Miami (8-7) WHEN: Sunday, 1 p.m. WHERE: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens TV: CBS RADIO: 96.1 FM AT STAKE: Dolphins clinch a playoff spot with a win and a Baltimore loss or tie OR a win and a San Diego win.BUCS AT SAINTSWHO: Tampa Bay (4-11) at New Orleans (10-5) WHEN: Sunday, 1 p.m. WHERE: Superdome, New Orleans TV: FOX RADIO: 103.5 FM, 620 AM AT STAKE: Saints clinch homefield throughout NFC playoffs with a win, a Seattle loss and a San Francisco win. Clinch NFC South and a first-round bye with a win and a Carolina loss. Clinch playoff spot with a win OR a tie and a San Francisco loss; an Arizona loss. | BOWL SCOREBOARD SATURDAYS RESULTS New Mexico Bowl Colorado State 48, Washington State 45 Las Vegas Bowl Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl San Diego State 49, Bualo 24 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 MONDAYS RESULT Beef O Bradys Bowl East Carolina 37, Ohio 20 TODAYS GAME Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Oregon St. (6-6) vs. Boise St. (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) THURSDAYS GAMES Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (85), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) FRIDAYS GAMES Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl At Houston Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) SATURDAYS GAMES Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), Noon (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Bualo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) DEC. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) DEC. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi St. (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-l-A Bowl At Atlanta Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) JAN. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl At Orlando Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl At Tampa Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) JAN. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) JAN. 3 Orange Bowl At Miami Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (FOX) JAN. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) JAN. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) GAINESVILLE Duke offensive coordinator Kurt Roper is interviewing for the same position at Florida, said a person familiar with the situation. The person said Roper was in Florida inter viewing with the Gators on Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Florida isnt commenting publicly on its search. Roper followed coach David Cutcliffe to Duke in 2008 from Tennessee and helped rebuild the Blue Devils from one of the nations worst power-conference programs to the champions of the ACCs Coastal Division. Roper was a nalist this year for the Broyles Award, given to the nations top assistant coach. He helped the 22nd-ranked Blue Devils (10-3) set a school record for wins and earn a spot in the Chick-l-A Bowl against No. 20 Texas A&M on Dec. 31 in Atlanta. Before coming to Durham, he coached at three Southeastern Conference schools Tennessee (2006-07), Kentucky (2005) and Mississippi with Cutcliffe (1999-2004). Florida is looking for a replacement for offensive coordinator Brent Pease. He and offensive line coach Tim Davis were red less than 24 hours after the Gators (4-8) wrapped up their rst losing season since 1979. Pease and Davis were the primary scapegoats for a dismal season in which Florida ranked 112th in total offense the third straight year it placed 100th or worse. The Gators managed just 279 yards in a 26-20 loss to lower-division Georgia Southern on Nov. 23 and then 193 in a season-ending 37-7 loss to the Seminoles. Florida lost its nal seven games and missed a bowl game for the rst time since 1990. The Gators threw just four touchdown passes during that losing streak.Source: Gators talk to Duke OC By JOEDY McCREARYASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Florida AUBURN, Ala. Gus Malzahn inherited a demoralized Auburn team that had gone through the programs worst season in decades. As is his way, the coach known for fast play on offense went to work in a hurry. He led the second-ranked Tigers transformation into Southeastern Conference champions and has them in the national championship game Jan. 6 against No. 1 Florida State. Malzahns quick work made him The Associated Press national coach of the year. Its very humbling, he said Monday. Any time you get awards like this, its a team thing, as far as our staff and our players. Its been fun to be a part of this year. Malzahn received 33 votes from AP Top 25 college football poll voters to beat out Dukes David Cutcliffe. Cutcliffe received 17 votes after leading Duke (10-3) to its rst 10-win season. Florida States Jimbo Fisher and Michigan States Mark Dantonio each received three votes. Its the fth time an SEC coach has won AP coach of the year. East Carolina 37, Ohio 20: In St. Petersburg, Vinatavious Cooper rushed for a career-best 198 yards, setting a Beef O Bradys Bowl record and leading East Carolina to a victory over Ohio. The Pirates (10-3) grabbed the lead for good on the first of Coopers two touchdowns runs in the fourth quarter, a 31-yard burst with just under 10 minutes remaining. Tyler Tettleton and Derrius Vick threw scoring passes for Ohio (7-6), which overcame an early two-touchdown deficit to lead 20-17 before Cooper put East Carolina back in front before an announced crowd of 20,053 at Tropicana Field. Around the nation: SMU coach June Jones agreed to a three-year contract extension. The Mustangs finished 5-7 after moving from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference. Georgia strong safety Josh HarveyClemons second suspension of the season will prevent him from playing in the No. 23 Bulldogs Gator Bowl game against Nebraska. Boise State quarterback Joe Southwick said he was unfairly dismissed from the Hawaii Bowl, arguing he was falsely accused of urinating from a hotel balcony.Malzahn named AP coach of yearBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP IRVING, Texas Tony Romo limped so badly on one play against Washington, he barely made it to the spot where he had to hand off. The obvious limp was gone by the time the Dallas quarterback moved forward in the pocket and threw a fourth-down touchdown pass to DeMarco Murray that gave Dallas a season-saving 24-23 win over the Redskins. The severity of his back injury is likely to remain a question all week as the Cowboys prepare for their third straight season nale for the NFC East title and a playoff berth, this time against Philadelphia on Sunday night. Responding to reports that Romo wouldnt play against the Eagles, coach Jason Garrett said Monday the team had not made that determination at all at this point. Garrett wouldnt reveal the results of an MRI for the 33-year-old Romo, who had back surgery to remove a cyst in April and missed offseason workouts. Garrett said the Cowboys were working to add a third quarterback behind backup Kyle Orton, who hasnt started a game since 2011. Romo gures to do everything he can to take the rst snap against the Eagles because hed like to change the ending after losing the past two winner-take-all nales, against the New York Giants two years ago and the Redskins in 2012. Rodgers also uncertain for Sunday: Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy isnt sure if quarterback Aaron Rodgers will start the teams winner-take-all NFC North matchup with the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field.McCarthy said the team wants to make a decision on Rodgers availability sooner than later. Rodgers has not played the past seven game since fracturing his left collarbone against the Bears at Lambeau Field on Nov. 4. Schwartz regrets shouting back at fans: Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz said he should have kept his thoughts to himself instead of shouting at booing fans on Sunday. Schwartz acknowledged saying something to the crowd in the final seconds of the fourth quarter during a 23-20 overtime loss to the New York Giants. When the Lions ran late in regulation instead of having turnover-prone Matthew Stafford pass, the crowd reacted with a loud chorus of boos. I just wanted to say, Dont you know what the situation is and the risk reward of doing something other than what we did right there? Schwartz explained. Around the league: The New Orleans Saints will be without one of their top defensive backs against Tampa Bay. Coach Sean Payton said safety Kenny Vaccaro has a broken left ankle and is scheduled for surgery today. Denver Broncos defensive end Von Miller is out for the season after tests revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Millers season began with a six-game drug suspension and finished with just five sacks in 10 games Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone sidestepped questions about rookie EJ Manuels status after he missed Buffalos 19-0 victory against Miami a day earlier because of a swollen left knee. Terrelle Pryor will start at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, replacing Matt McGloin for the final regular-season game against the Denver Broncos.Romos status in doubt for finaleBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NFL NOTEBOOKAP PHOTODallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo slips on the turf while scrambling with the ball during the second half of Sundays game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. 49ers clip Falcons to clinch playosSAN FRANCISCO (AP) NaVorro Bowmans 98-yard interception return late in the fourth quarter clinched San Franciscos 34-24 victory against the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night and a playoff berth for the 49ers. Bowman pick off Matt Ryans deflected pass ending a potential scoring drive by the Falcons. Colin Kaepernick passed for 197 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 51 yards and another score for the 49ers, who need help to win the division and secure at least one home playoff game. 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Page 4 SP www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 SUNRISE Martin St. Louis had a goal and two assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning extended their winning streak to ve games with a 6-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday. Valtteri Filppula had a goal and an assist and Victor Hedman had three assists. J.T. Brown added two third-period goals for Tampa Bay. Alex Killorn and Tyler Johnson also scored for the Lightning. Ben Bishop made 28 saves for his 20th victory of the season. Sean Bergenheim scored and Scott Clemmensen made 30 saves for Florida. St. Louis assisted on Johnsons tap-in goal off a wide shot off the boards by Hedman and added another on Filppulas power-play goal less than ve minutes later for a 3-1 Lightning lead in the second period. St. Louis scored his 16th goal of the season when his batted shot escaped Clemmensen for a 4-1 advantage after two periods. With the game tied 1-1 enter ing the second period, Hedman took a pass in the left circle from St. Louis and sent a shot that went wide of Clemmensen. Johnson was in the right place and scored his ninth goal. Florida then took a pair of minor penalties 6:48 into the period Tom Gilbert for hooking and the bench for too many men on the ice that led to full two-minute 5-on-3 power play for the Lightning. In the slot, Filppula gathered a shot from Teddy Purcell that deected off Marcel Gocs stick and sent it past Clemmensen for his 13th goal. St. Louis recorded the second assist on the goal, and scored an even-strength goal 4:06 later. Florida had a second man advantage when Ondrej Palat went off for hooking. Bergenheim scored his fth goal when Aleksander Barkov stole Matt Carles clearing attempt and deected it to Bergenheim, who beat goaltender Bishop at 18:56 of the rst. Tampa Bay scored 19 seconds later on the next shift when Killorns tapped in his ninth goal off a pass from Filppula to even it at 1-1. Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson (orbital bone) had surgery Monday after being injured in Winnipeg. The club called up defenseman Alex Petrovic from San Antonio (AHL) earlier in the day. The 2010 second-round pick logged 13:27 of ice time in his season debut.LIGHTNING 6, PANTHERS 1LIGHTNING 1 3 2 6 PANTHERS 1 0 0 1 First Period, PANTHERS, Bergenheim 5 (Barkov), 18:56 (pp). 2, LIGHTNING, Killorn 9 (Filppula, Hedman), 19:15. Second Period, LIGHTNING, Johnson 9 (Hed man, St. Louis), 3:22. 4, LIGHTNING, Filppula 13 (Purcell, St. Louis), 8:01 (pp). 5, LIGHTNING, St. Louis 16 (Palat), 12:07. Third Period, LIGHTNING, Brown 3 (Kucherov, Cote), 3:40. 7, LIGHTNING, Brown 4 (Kucherov, Hedman), 13:36. Shots on GoalLIGHTNING 9-16-11. PAN THERS 11-12-6. GoaliesLIGHTNING, Bishop. PANTHERS, Clemmensen. A 15,942 (17,040). T 2:23.BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NHL: Tampa Bay 6, Florida 1St. Louis notches three points as Lightning pot sixTHE JOY OF SIXAP PHOTOFlorida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov (7) checks Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis during the rst period in Sunrise on Monday. The Lightning defeated the Panthers, 6-1. CANADIENS AT LIGHTNINGWHO: Montreal (22-13-3) at Tampa Bay (23-11-3) WHEN: Saturday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa TV: Sun Sports RADIO: 970 AMRED WINGS AT PANTHERSWHO: Detroit (17-13-9) at Florida (14-19-5) WHEN: Saturday, 7 p.m. WHERE: BB&T Center, Sunrise TV: Fox Sports Florida RADIO: None TICKETS: Ticketmaster NEW YORK Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored shootout goals, and backup goalie Cam Talbot earned his second win in two nights as the New York Rangers shook off a late tying tally and beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 Monday night. Zuccarello and Stepan scored in the rst two rounds, and Talbot stopped Nazem Kadri in the third to end it. Kadri scored a disputed goal with 1:24 left in regulation to force overtime. Jonathan Bernier was exceptional for Toronto, making 42 saves through overtime and allowing only J.T. Millers goal 7:04 into the third period. The Maple Leafs played their third straight shootout and lost for the second consecutive time. They are 2-5-2 in their last nine. It looked as though Millers goal would stand up as the winner, but Kadri changed that. David Clarkson took two whacks at the puck at the left post, and Talbot appeared to cover it, but Kadri poked it in under Talbots glove. The play went to video review and the goal was ruled good just 10 seconds after the Rangers killed a penalty. Talbot, starting over slumping No. 1 netminder Henrik Lundqvist for the second straight game. Flyers 4, Wild 1: In Philadelphia, Wayne Simmonds had two goals and an assist, leading Philadelphia over Minnesota. Luke Schenn and Claude Giroux also scored for the Flyers, whose record rose above .500 for just the second time this season (17-16-4). Islanders 3, Red Wings 0: In Detroit, Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves for his 56th career shutout in the New York Islanders 3-0 win over Detroit. Sabres 2, Coyotes 1, OT: In Buffalo, N.Y., Mark Pysyk scored at 3:47 of overtime to lift short-handed Buffalo over Phoenix. Ducks 3, Capitals 2: In Washington, Hampus Lindholm scored the game-winner at 14:24 of the third period and Anaheim rallied past Washington in coach Bruce Boudreaus return to the Verizon Center. Blue Jackets 4, Hurricanes 3: In Raleigh, N.C., Ryan Johansen and Jack Skille scored 1:28 apart late in the third period to rally Columbus. Senators 5, Penguins 0: In Ottawa, Craig Anderson made 27 saves for his second shutout of the season and Ottawa defeated Pittsburgh. Bruins 6, Predators 2: In Nashville, Tenn., Carl Soderberg scored on the power play goal and had two assists and the Boston beat Nashville. Blackhawks 5, Devils 2: In Chicago, Patrick Sharp scored twice and Patrick Kane, Bryan Bickell and Nick Leddy also connected to lead Chicago over the New Jersey.Rangers stop Leafs in shootoutBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NHL ROUNDUP Zuccarello, Stepan lift New York to extra pointAP PHOTOToronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) watches New York Rangers Rick Nash (61) during the second period on Monday in New York. ORLANDO Carmelo Anthony had 19 points before leaving the game with a sprained left ankle in the third quarter, but the New York Knicks were able to stave off a erce charge to preserve a 103-98 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. New York led by as many as 25 points before having its lead cut all the way to a basket in the fourth quarter. Beno Udrih hit six straight free-throws in the nal 26 seconds to help preserve the win. J.R. Smith added 18 points and 10 rebounds. The Knicks also got a boost from the return of Raymond Felton, who had missed six games with a strained left hamstring. They earned their eight straight victory over the Magic. Arron Afalo led Orlando with 26 points and Glen Davis added 20.KNICKS 103, MAGIC 98NEW YORK (103) Anthony 7-14 2-2 19, Bargnani 5-12 3-3 13, Chandler 5-9 0-2 10, Felton 4-11 3-4 13, Shumpert 4-7 0-0 9, J.Smith 7-17 1-2 18, Udrih 2-3 6-6 10, Stoudemire 3-9 0-0 6, Hardaway Jr. 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 39-86 15-19 103. ORLANDO (98) Harris 4-13 6-7 14, Davis 9-21 2-5 20, Vucevic 6-12 2-2 14, Nelson 6-14 2-2 17, Aalo 9-17 3-5 26, Oladipo 1-4 1-1 3, Harkless 1-3 0-0 2, Nichol son 0-1 0-0 0, Lamb 0-1 0-0 0, Maxiell 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 37-89 16-22 98. New York 29 36 19 19 103 Orlando 27 14 35 22 98 3-Point GoalsNew York 10-21 (Anthony 3-4, J.Smith 3-6, Felton 2-4, Shumpert 1-2, Hardaway Jr. 1-3, Bargnani 0-1, Udrih 0-1), Or lando 8-25 (Aalo 5-7, Nelson 3-10, Davis 0-1, Harkless 0-1, Oladipo 0-1, Lamb 0-1, Harris 0-4). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsNew York 54 (Chandler 13), Orlando 55 (Vucevic 12). As sistsNew York 19 (Udrih 6), Orlando 24 (Nel son 10). Total FoulsNew York 21, Orlando 21. TechnicalsAnthony. A 15,105 (18,500).Pistons 115, Cavaliers 92: In Cleveland, Josh Smith scored 25 points, Brandon Jennings added 21 and Detroit continued its success on the road with a win over Cleveland. The Pistons have won seven of their last eight away from home, including victories against defending NBA champion Miami and Indiana, which has the best record in the Eastern Conference. Bobcats 111, Bucks 110, OT: In Charlotte, N.C., Al Jefferson scored a season-high 26 points, Kemba Walker nearly had a triple double and Charlotte beat Milwaukee in overtime for its fourth victory in five games. Jefferson was 12 of 23 from the field as the Bobcats (14-15) overcame an 18-point first half deficit. Pacers 103, Nets 86: In New York, Lance Stephenson scored a careerhigh 26 points in his hometown, Paul George also had 26, and Indiana went on to its third straight easy victory. Grizzlies 104, Jazz 94: In Memphis, Tenn., Zach Randolph scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Jerryd Bayless added all of his 17 points in the second half and Memphis beat Utah. Mavericks 111, Rockets 104: In Houston, Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, to lead Dallas over Houston. Houston cut the lead to six after a 3-pointer by Aaron Brooks with about 3 minutes left, but Nowitzki knocked down consecutive baskets to push the Mavericks lead to 107-97.Knicks lose Melo, get past MagicBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA ROUNDUP MIAMI LeBron James scored 38 points, Michael Beasley made two free throws with 9.2 seconds left to put Miami up for good, and the Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks 121-119 in overtime on Monday night. The Heat wasted an early 13-0 lead, then rallied from seven points down in the nal 90 seconds of the fourth quarter. Ray Allen made three free throws with 8 seconds left in regulation to send it to overtime, after getting fouled by Atlantas DeMarre Carroll. Allen nished with 19 points, Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen each scored 12 and Chris Bosh nished with 11 for the Heat, who played without Dwyane Wade and still beat the Hawks for the ninth straight time. Jeff Teague scored 26 points, Paul Millsap made seven 3-pointers on the way to a 25-point night, and Al Horford nished with 21 points and 11 rebounds for Atlanta. Kyle Korver scored 15 for the Hawks. The Hawks had a chance to win it at the end of overtime, but never got a good look. Beasley had missed seven games with a strained hamstring, but checked in during the third quarter when Miami was facing a double-digit decit. On the play where he was fouled by Millsap, he attacked the lane from the left side, drew contact and coolly made the free throws to put the Heat on top. HEAT 121, HAWKS 119, OTATLANTA (119) Carroll 3-4 0-0 8, Millsap 9-20 0-0 25, Horford 8-13 4-4 21, Teague 10-20 6-10 26, Korver 5-9 0-0 15, Williams 3-9 2-2 9, Mack 1-5 1-2 3, Brand 2-4 0-0 4, Scott 3-6 1-1 8, Antic 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 44-91 14-19 119. MIAMI (121) James 16-28 2-6 38, Battier 0-1 0-0 0, Bosh 5-10 1-1 11, Chalmers 4-11 3-4 12, Allen 7-10 4-5 19, Lewis 3-5 0-0 6, Cole 2-8 0-0 5, Mason Jr. 3-7 0-0 8, Andersen 3-3 6-9 12, Beasley 3-8 3-4 10. To tals 46-91 19-29 121. Atlanta 23 31 30 27 8 119 Miami 33 17 27 34 10 121 3-Point GoalsAtlanta 17-34 (Millsap 7-10, Korver 5-8, Carroll 2-3, Horford 1-1, Williams 1-4, Scott 1-4, Mack 0-1, Antic 0-1, Teague 0-2), Miami 10-29 (James 4-9, Mason Jr. 2-6, Beasley 1-1, Cole 1-3, Chalmers 1-3, Allen 1-4, Battier 0-1, Lewis 0-2). Fouled OutMillsap. ReboundsAtlanta 54 (Horford 11), Miami 53 (Andersen 9). AssistsAtlanta 29 (Teague 8), Miami 20 (James 6). Total FoulsAtlanta 26, Miami 19. A 20,204 (19,600).Heat rallies, beat Hawks in overtimeBy TIM REYNOLDSASSOCIATED PRESS NBA: Miami 121, Atlanta 119, OTAP PHOTOMiami forward LeBron James dunks over Atlanta Hawks Al Horford, left, in the rst half Monday in Miami. James nished with 38 points. HEAT AT LAKERSWHO: Miami (21-6) at LA Lakers (13-14) WHEN: Wednesday, 5 p.m. WHERE: Staples Center, Los Angeles TV: ABC RADIO: 99.3 FM PISTONS AT MAGICWHO: Detroit (14-16) at Orlando (8-20) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Amway Center, Orlando TV: Fox Sports Florida ........................................................................................................................................................,h41, OP
The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net SP Page 5 LAS VEGAS Javonte Green drove baseline and found Kyle Noreen for the game-winning 3-pointer to give Radford a 64-63 victory over Florida Gulf Coast in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic on Monday. After Noreens 3-pointer with 17 seconds left, FGCU went down the court but Bernard Thompsons 3-pointer was short. FGCU immediately fouled Rashun Davis, but the sophomore, averaging 79 percent from the line, missed the front end of a one-and-one. FGCU grabbed the rebound, but its nal shot didnt get released before the buzzer. Green nished with 25 points and Noreen added nine points, all 3-pointers for Radford (8-4). FGCU (6-7) got 21 points and 10 rebounds from Chase Fieler and Thompson added 12. Both teams shot at least 46 percent from the oor, each grabbed 29 rebounds, but Radford made one more 3-pointer (9) than FGCU.RADFORD 64, FGCU 63FLORIDA GULF COAST (6-7) Comer 4-8 0-0 9, Hicks 1-4 0-0 2, Thompson 4-8 0-0 12, Cvjeticanin 0-3 0-0 0, Fieler 8-14 4-4 21, Jones 3-7 0-0 8, McKnight 2-3 3-4 7, Graf 1-2 2-4 4. Totals 23-49 9-12 63. RADFORD (8-4) Green 11-17 2-3 25, Price 5-9 0-0 13, Ander son 3-10 0-0 8, Noreen 3-4 0-0 9, Holcomb 2-7 0-0 4, Brown 1-3 1-2 3, Davis 1-4 0-1 2, Dickerson 0-0 0-0 0, Carethers 0-1 0-0 0. To tals 26-55 3-6 64. HalftimeTied 32-32. 3-Point Goals Florida Gulf Coast 8-17 (Thompson 4-8, Jones 2-3, Fieler 1-1, Comer 1-3, Cvjeticanin 0-1, McKnight 0-1), Radford 9-19 (Noreen 3-4, Price 3-6, Anderson 2-6, Green 1-2, Davis 0-1). Fouled OutNone. Rebounds Florida Gulf Coast 29 (Fieler 10), Radford 29 (Green, Holcomb 6). AssistsFlorida Gulf Coast 14 (Comer 7), Radford 9 (Davis, Green 3). Total FoulsFlorida Gulf Coast 14, Radford 12. A NA.No. 14 Iowa State 83, Akron 60: In Honolulu, Georges Niang scored 22 points, and Iowa State (10-0) beat Akron (6-3) to match the best start in school history. Jacksonville 61, S.C. State 47: In Jacksonville, Vince Martin had 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists on Monday night to lead Jacksonville (4-7) over South Carolina State (3-8). The Dolphins made only 18 of 31 from the free-throw line but hit their last 10. Florida A&M 75, Sacred Heart 70: In Las Vegas, Jamie Adams scored 23 points as Florida A&M (3-10) held off Sacred Heart (2-12) in the final day of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. Arizona still No. 1 in AP poll: Arizona is No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the third straight week. The Wildcats (12-0) are again a runaway choice, receiving 63 No. 1 votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday. Syracuse drew the other No. 1 votes and was No. 2, with the top eight teams holding their spots from last week.WOMENUConn women remain No. 1 in AP poll: The UConn womens basketball team remains the unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press poll after two easy wins over ranked foes. The Huskies turned a showdown with then-No. 2 Duke into a 22-point rout Tuesday before defeating then-No. 21 Cal by 33 on Sunday. UConn opens up American Athletic Conference play this weekend against Cincinnati. Notre Dame moved into the No. 2 slot, while the Blue Devils fell to third. Stanford is fourth after beating Tennessee, which dropped two spots to fifth. NEXT UPSATURDAY South Florida: at Bradley, 8 p.m. SUNDAY Florida: vs. Savannah State, 3 p.,m. MONDAY Florida Gulf Coast: vs. Northern Kentucky, 7 p.m. Florida State: vs. Charleston Southern, 7 p.m. Miami: vs. Loyola (Md.), 7 p.m. TUESDAY Central Florida: vs. Louisville, 5 p.m.Late 3-pointer downs EaglesBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP | SCOREBOARD Sports on TVTodayCOLLEGE FOOTBALL8 p.m. ESPN Hawaii Bowl, Boise St. vs. Oregon St., at Honolulu WednesdayMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL6:30 p.m. ESPN2 Diamond Head Classic, third place game, at Honolulu 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 Diamond Head Classic, championship, at HonoluluNBA BASKETBALLNoon ESPN Chicago at Brooklyn 2:30 p.m. ABC Oklahoma City at New York 5 p.m. ABC Miami at L.A. Lakers 8 p.m. ESPN Houston at San Antonio 10:30 p.m. ESPN L.A. Clippers at Golden StateCollege basketballMENPolls AP TOP 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll, with rst-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 22, total points based on 25 points for a rst-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last weeks ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Arizona (63) 12-0 1,623 1 2. Syracuse (2) 11-0 1,528 2 3. Ohio St. 12-0 1,462 3 4. Wisconsin 12-0 1,390 4 5. Michigan St. 10-1 1,336 5 6. Louisville 11-1 1,274 6 7. Oklahoma St. 11-1 1,221 7 8. Villanova 11-0 1,116 8 9. Duke 9-2 1,108 8 10. Wichita St. 12-0 981 11 11. Baylor 10-1 970 12 12. Oregon 11-0 914 13 13. Florida 9-2 881 16 14. Iowa St. 9-0 804 17 15. UConn 10-1 661 10 16. Kansas 8-3 659 18 17. Memphis 8-2 630 15 18. Kentucky 9-3 529 19 19. North Carolina 8-3 413 14 20. San Diego St. 9-1 378 24 21. Colorado 10-2 345 20 22. Iowa 11-2 278 25 23. UMass 10-1 154 22 24. Gonzaga 10-2 79 21 25. Missouri 10-1 69 23 Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 65, Illinois 53, Texas 47, George Washington 43, Toledo 27, Florida St. 23, Michigan 15, Harvard 14, UCLA 14, Saint Marys (Cal) 8, Pittsburgh 6, Creighton 5, LSU 1, SMU 1. USA TODAY TOP 25 The top 25 teams in the USA Today mens college basketball poll, with rst-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 22, points based on 25 points for a rstplace vote through one point for a 25thplace vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Arizona (30) 12-0 798 1 2. Syracuse (1) 11-0 753 2 3. Ohio State (1) 12-0 744 2 4. Louisville 11-1 662 4 5. Michigan St. 10-1 661 5 6. Wisconsin 12-0 659 6 7. Oklahoma St. 11-1 572 7 8. Wichita St. 12-0 551 9 9. Duke 9-2 545 8 10. Oregon 11-0 508 11 11. Villanova 11-0 484 12 12. Baylor 10-1 402 15 13. Iowa St. 9-0 392 13 14. Florida 9-2 383 17 15. UConn 10-1 370 10 16. Kansas 8-3 300 19 17. Memphis 8-2 269 14 18. Kentucky 9-3 246 21 19. North Carolina 8-3 193 18 20. San Diego St. 9-1 177 23 21. Gonzaga 10-2 156 15 22. UMass 10-1 142 20 23. Iowa 11-2 110 24. Colorado 10-2 83 24 25. M issouri 10-1 45 25 Others receiving votes: UCLA 44, Pittsburgh 26, Creighton 25, Saint Marys 23, George Washington 20, Toledo 13, Oklaho ma 11, Texas 10, Michigan 8, Illinois 7, Florida St. 6, New Mexico 1, Utah 1. Mondays results SOUTH Jacksonville 61, SC State 47 Tennessee 82, Morehead St. 67 Virginia 66, Norfolk St. 56 EAST Bualo 87, Binghamton 57 Fordham 83, Loyola of Chicago 69 Siena 67, Hofstra 59 St. Francis (NY) 77, NJIT 65 MIDWEST Cincinnati 102, Chicago St. 62 Cleveland St. 89, La Roche 42 Detroit 93, Indiana Tech 50 SOUTHWEST No scores reported WEST Florida A&M 75, Sacred Heart 70 Portland St. 98, Evergreen St. 65 Radford 64, Florida Gulf Coast 63 TOURNAMENT Diamond Head Classic Seminals Iowa St. 83, Akron 60 Oregon St. 58, George Mason 54WOMENPolls AP TOP 25 Eds: Deletes Arizona; adds one point to Ari zona State, tying them for No. 25. The top 25 teams in The Associated Press womens college basketball poll, with rstplace votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 22, total points based on 25 points for a rst-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last weeks ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. UConn (36) 12-0 900 1 2. Notre Dame 10-0 840 4 3. Duke 12-1 827 2 4. Stanford 10-1 807 6 5. Tennessee 10-1 734 3 6. Kentucky 11-1 719 5 7. Louisville 12-1 691 7 8. Maryland 10-1 651 8 9. Baylor 9-1 635 9 10. North Carolina 11-2 523 14 11. Oklahoma St. 10-0 515 13 12. Colorado 9-1 467 11 13. South Carolina 11-1 457 10 14. Iowa St. 9-0 444 15 15. Penn St. 8-3 350 17 16. LSU 9-2 309 12 17. Purdue 8-2 288 18 18. Nebraska 9-2 276 19 19. Georgia 11-1 222 16 20. Syracuse 11-1 198 23 21. Iowa 11-2 185 22 22. Florida St. 11-1 182 24 23. California 7-3 103 21 24. Gonzaga 10-2 89 25 25. Arizona St. 10-1 71 25. Oklahoma 7-4 71 20 Others receiving votes: Arkansas 46, NC State 22, San Diego 20, Indiana 12, Texas 12, Georgia Tech 8, Rutgers 8, West Virginia 8, Middle Tennessee 6, Saint Josephs 2, De Paul 1, UTEP 1. Tuesdays results MIDWEST UT-Martin 85, S. Illinois 55 WEST Grand Canyon 54, Hawaii 51Pro basketballNBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 11 15 .423 Boston 12 17 .414 New York 9 18 .333 2 Brooklyn 9 18 .333 2 Philadelphia 8 20 .286 4 Southeast W L Pct GB HEAT 21 6 .778 Atlanta 15 13 .536 6 Charlotte 14 15 .483 8 Washington 12 13 .480 8 MAGIC 8 20 .286 13 Central W L Pct GB Indiana 23 5 .821 Detroit 14 16 .467 10 Chicago 10 16 .385 12 Cleveland 10 17 .370 12 Milwaukee 6 22 .214 17 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 22 6 .786 Houston 18 11 .621 4 Dallas 16 12 .571 6 Memphis 12 15 .444 9 New Orleans 11 14 .440 9 Northwest W L Pct GB Portland 23 5 .821 Oklahoma City 22 5 .815 Denver 14 12 .538 8 Minnesota 13 15 .464 10 Utah 8 23 .258 16 Pacic W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 20 9 .690 Phoenix 16 10 .615 2 Golden State 15 13 .536 4 L.A. Lakers 13 14 .481 6 Sacramento 8 18 .308 10 Sundays results Indiana 106, Boston 79 Toronto 104, Oklahoma City 98 L.A. Clippers 120, Minnesota 116, OT Mondays results New York 103, MAGIC 98 Detroit 115, Cleveland 92 Charlotte 111, Milwaukee 110, OT HEAT 121, Atlanta 119, OT Indiana 103, Brooklyn 86 Dallas 111, Houston 104 Memphis 104, Utah 94 San Antonio 112, Toronto 99 L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, late Golden State at Denver, late New Orleans at Sacramento, late Todays games No games scheduled Wednesdays games Chicago at Brooklyn, 12 p.m. Oklahoma City at New York, 2:30 p.m. HEAT at L.A. Lakers, 5 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.Pro footballNFL AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA y-New England 11 4 0 .733 410 318 DOLPHINS 8 7 0 .533 310 315 N.Y. Jets 7 8 0 .467 270 380 Bualo 6 9 0 .400 319 354 South W L T Pct PF PA y-Indianapolis 10 5 0 .667 361 326 Tennessee 6 9 0 .400 346 371 JAGUARS 4 11 0 .267 237 419 Houston 2 13 0 .133 266 412 North W L T Pct PF PA y-Cincinnati 10 5 0 .667 396 288 Baltimore 8 7 0 .533 303 318 Pittsburgh 7 8 0 .467 359 363 Cleveland 4 11 0 .267 301 386 West W L T Pct PF PA y-Denver 12 3 0 .800 572 385 x-Kansas City 11 4 0 .733 406 278 San Diego 8 7 0 .533 369 324 Oakland 4 11 0 .267 308 419 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 9 6 0 .600 418 360 Dallas 8 7 0 .533 417 408 N.Y. Giants 6 9 0 .400 274 377 Washington 3 12 0 .200 328 458 South W L T Pct PF PA x-Carolina 11 4 0 .733 345 221 New Orleans 10 5 0 .667 372 287 Atlanta 4 10 0 .286 309 388 BUCS 4 11 0 .267 271 347 North W L T Pct PF PA Chicago 8 7 0 .533 417 445 Green Bay 7 7 1 .500 384 400 Detroit 7 8 0 .467 382 362 Minnesota 4 10 1 .300 377 467 West W L T Pct PF PA x-Seattle 12 3 0 .800 390 222 San Francisco 10 4 0 .714 349 228 Arizona 10 5 0 .667 359 301 St. Louis 7 8 0 .467 339 337 x-clinched playo spot y-clinched division Sundays results St. Louis 23, BUCS 13 Indianapolis 23, Kansas City 7 Denver 37, Houston 13 Bualo 19, DOLPHINS 0 Carolina 17, New Orleans 13 Dallas 24, Washington 23 N.Y. Jets 24, Cleveland 13 Cincinnati 42, Minnesota 14 Tennessee 20, JAGUARS 16 Arizona 17, Seattle 10 N.Y. Giants 23, Detroit 20, OT San Diego 26, Oakland 13 Pittsburgh 38, Green Bay 31 New England 41, Baltimore 7 Philadelphia 54, Chicago 11 Mondays result Atlanta at San Francisco, late Sundays games Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. JAGUARS at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at DOLPHINS, 1 p.m. Denver at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Chicago, 4:25 p.m. BUCS at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. Bualo at New England, 4:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.Pro hockeyNHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 37 25 10 2 52 106 77 LIGHTNING 37 23 11 3 49 106 87 Montreal 38 22 13 3 47 96 84 Detroit 39 17 13 9 43 99 108 Toronto 39 18 16 5 41 106 113 Ottawa 39 15 17 7 37 111 126 PANTHERS 38 14 19 5 33 88 123 Bualo 37 10 24 3 23 66 105 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 39 27 11 1 55 121 88 Washington 37 19 14 4 42 117 112 Philadelphia 37 17 16 4 38 93 104 N.Y. Rangers 38 18 18 2 38 88 102 New Jersey 38 15 16 7 37 92 99 Columbus 37 16 17 4 36 101 106 Carolina 37 14 15 8 36 86 105 N.Y. Islanders 38 11 20 7 29 96 129 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 39 26 7 6 58 145 107 St. Louis 36 24 7 5 53 128 85 Colorado 35 23 10 2 48 102 83 Minnesota 39 20 14 5 45 88 96 Dallas 35 17 12 6 40 101 105 Winnipeg 38 16 17 5 37 101 110 Nashville 37 16 17 4 36 85 109 Pacic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 39 27 7 5 59 127 98 Los Angeles 37 25 8 4 54 104 71 San Jose 36 22 8 6 50 116 90 Vancouver 39 22 11 6 50 106 93 Phoenix 36 19 10 7 45 111 110 Calgary 37 14 17 6 34 95 118 Edmonton 38 11 24 3 25 95 133 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sundays results N.Y. Rangers 4, Minnesota 1 Vancouver 2, Winnipeg 1 Mondays results N.Y. Rangers 2, Toronto 1, SO Calgary 4, St. Louis 3, SO Bualo 2, Phoenix 1, OT Anaheim 3, Washington 2 Columbus 4, Carolina 3 Ottawa 5, Pittsburgh 0 N.Y. Islanders 3, Detroit 0 LIGHTNING 6, PANTHERS 1 Philadelphia 4, Minnesota 1 Chicago 5, New Jersey 2 Boston 6, Nashville 2 Winnipeg at Edmonton, late Dallas at Los Angeles, late Colorado at San Jose, late Todays games No games scheduled Wednesdays games No games scheduled ECHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Wheeling 26 14 7 0 5 33 76 71 Reading 22 12 9 1 0 25 58 57 Elmira 24 9 12 1 2 21 60 75 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Cincinnati 26 16 8 1 1 34 83 67 Evansville 25 14 7 1 3 32 83 83 Kalamazoo 24 13 9 0 2 28 66 60 Fort Wayne 24 10 9 1 4 25 72 80 Toledo 24 8 13 3 0 19 68 89 South Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA S. Carolina 26 19 4 1 2 41 85 54 Florida 28 18 8 1 1 38 101 77 Orlando 27 15 11 0 1 31 72 72 Greenville 27 12 13 1 1 26 64 69 Gwinnett 26 7 17 0 2 16 57 81 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mountain Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Colorado 28 17 6 3 2 39 95 76 Alaska 25 17 7 1 0 35 84 47 Idaho 27 14 9 2 2 32 87 81 Utah 24 7 14 1 2 17 48 66 Pacic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Ontario 27 19 4 1 3 42 82 65 Stockton 27 14 9 0 4 32 89 82 San Francisco 28 10 15 2 1 23 63 96 Las Vegas 24 8 13 3 0 19 60 83 Bakerseld 25 9 15 0 1 19 61 83 Note: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Sundays results Colorado 6, San Francisco 4 Stockton 5, Ontario 1 Greenville 3, Orlando 2 Bakerseld 4, Idaho 3 Mondays results No games scheduled Todays games No games scheduled Wednesdays games No games scheduled AHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Manchester 31 21 5 1 4 47 98 76 Providence 29 14 9 1 5 34 99 95 St. Johns 29 15 11 1 2 33 87 76 Portland 26 11 10 1 4 27 72 83 Worcester 25 12 11 1 1 26 60 71 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA W-B/Scranton 28 17 8 1 2 37 84 69 Binghamton 28 16 9 0 3 35 99 86 Norfolk 30 14 11 1 4 33 84 84 Hershey 27 12 10 2 3 29 87 83 S yracuse 28 12 12 1 3 28 70 81 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Springeld 27 20 4 1 2 43 86 63 Albany 28 17 8 2 1 37 91 73 Adirondack 27 13 12 0 2 28 66 70 Bridgeport 30 12 14 1 3 28 77 96 Hartford 28 9 15 0 4 22 64 92 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Grand Rapids 29 21 6 1 1 44 107 65 Milwaukee 27 14 7 5 1 34 70 69 Rockford 31 15 13 3 0 33 89 106 Chicago 29 15 12 0 2 32 82 78 Iowa 27 12 13 2 0 26 64 72 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Toronto 27 16 9 1 1 34 77 65 Rochester 30 13 11 3 3 32 85 92 Lake Erie 28 14 11 0 3 31 76 84 Hamilton 30 12 14 0 4 28 73 88 Utica 27 10 15 1 1 22 63 80 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Abbotsford 32 21 9 1 1 44 105 89 Texas 31 18 9 2 2 40 107 84 Okla. City 31 11 15 0 5 27 82 101 Charlott e 29 12 16 0 1 25 77 92 San Antonio 31 11 17 0 3 25 78 96 Note: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Sundays results Abbotsford 3, Hamilton 2, SO Bridgeport 4, Albany 3 Chicago 2, Milwaukee 1, OT Hershey 4, Worcester 0 Mondays results No games scheduled Todays games No games scheduled Wednesdays games No games scheduledTransactionsBASEBALLAmerican League CHICAGO WHITE SOX Claimed LHP Eric Surkamp o waivers from San Fran cisco. MINNESOTA TWINS Signed RHP Mike Pelfrey and C Kurt Suzuki. Sent OF Da rin Mastroianni outright to Rochester (IL). TEXAS RANGERS Claimed OF Alex Castellanos o waivers from Boston. TORONTO BLUE JAYS Claimed 3B Brent Morel o waivers from the Chicago White Sox. National League CHICAGO CUBS Claimed RHP Brett Marshall o waivers from the New York Yankees.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association HOUSTON ROCKETS Recalled G Isa iah Canaan Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).FOOTBALLNational Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS Signed RB Robert Hughes to the practice squad. Re leased LB Jojo Dickson from the practice squad. BUFFALO BILLS Signed DT Alan Branch to a contract extension. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Placed DT Brandon Deaderick and DT Roy Miller on injured reserve. Signed DT Drake Nevis and DT pro Kyle Love. Signed DE Will Peri cak and WR Jabin Sambrano to the practice squad. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS Signed DE Jason Vega.HOCKEYNational Hockey League BUFFALO SABRES Recalled D Mark Pysyk and F Johan Larsson from Roches ter (AHL). Assigned D Chad Ruhwedel to Rochester. DETROIT RED WINGS Assigned RW Jordin Tootoo to Grand Rapids (AHL). American Hockey League HARTFORD WOLF PACK Announced D Samuel Noreau was assigned to the team from Greenville (ECHL).LACROSSENational Lacrosse League COLORADO MAMMOTH Signed D Dan Ball to a one-year contract. Signed D Mike McNamara to the practice player list.TENNISTENNIS INTEGRITY UNIT An nounced Guillermo Olaso is banned from the sport for ve years and ned $25,000 for match-xing.COLLEGESMU Agreed to terms with football coach June Jones on a three-year contract extension through 2017. NOTRE DAME Announced senior mens basketball G Jerian Grant is no longer enrolled in the school because of an aca demic matter. TEXAS A&M Dismissed sophomore basketball G J-Mychal Reese for violating athletic department rules and regulations. Suspended freshman LB Darian Claiborne after he was arrested on two drug possession charges.Glantz-Culver LineNCAA FOOTBALLTonight Hawaii Bowl At HonoluluFAVORITE O T O/U UNDERDOG Oregon St. 1 3 (64) Boise St.Thursday Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At DetroitBowling Green 5 4 (50) PittsburghPoinsettia Bowl At San DiegoN. Illinois 2 1 (58) Utah St.Friday Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md.Marshall 1 2 (62) MarylandTexas Bowl At HoustonMinnesota 4 4 (47) SyracuseFight Hunger Bowl At San FranciscoWashington 3 3 (60) BYUSaturday Pinstripe Bowl At New YorkNotre Dame 15 14 (52) RutgersBelk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C.North Carolina 3 2 (57) CincinnatiRussell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla.Louisville 3 3 (57) MiamiBualo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz.Kansas St. 3 3 (55) MichiganMonday Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, TexasNavy 6 6 (56) Middle Tenn.Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn.Mississippi 2 3 (57) Georgia TechAlamo Bowl At San AntonioOregon 10 13 (67) TexasHoliday Bowl At San DiegoArizona St. 11 14 (71) Texas TechDec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La.Arizona 7 7 (57) Boston Coll.Sun Bowl At El Paso, TexasUCLA 7 7 (47) Virginia TechLiberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn.Mississippi St. 7 7 (50) RiceChick-l-A Bowl At AtlantaTexas A&M 11 12 (74) DukeJan. 1 Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla.Georgia 9 9 (60) NebraskaHeart of Dallas BowlNorth Texas 6 6 (55) UNLVCapital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla.Wisconsin 2 1 (51) South CarolinaOutback Bowl At Tampa, Fla.LSU 7 7 (49) IowaRose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif.Stanford 1 5 (42) Michigan St.Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz.Baylor 17 16 (69) UCFJan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New OrleansAlabama 14 15 (51) OklahomaJan. 3 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Missouri Pk 1 (60) Oklahoma St. Orange Bowl At MiamiOhio St. 5 2 (68) ClemsonJan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala.Vanderbilt 2 2 (54) HoustonJan. 5 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala.Ball St. 9 8 (64) Arkansas St.Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif.Florida St. 9 8 (67) AuburnNFLSundayFAVORITE O T O/U UNDERDOG at A tlanta OFF OFF (OFF) Carolina at Chicago OFF OFF (OFF) Green Bay at Tennessee 6 7 (44) Houston at Pittsburgh 5 7 (43) Cleveland at N.Y. Giants 3 3 (45) Washington at Cincinnati 4 5 (44) Baltimore at Indianapolis 4 11 (45) Jacksonville Philadelphia 2 2 (55) at Dallas at Miami 6 6 (41) N.Y. Jets at Minnesota 2 3 (51) Detroit at New England 7 9 (47) Bualo at New Orleans 12 12 (47) Tampa Bay Denver 10 12 (53) at Oakland at Arizona OFF OFF (OFF) San Francisco at San Diego 10 10 (45) Kansas City at Seattle 10 10 (43) St. LouisO Key Atlanta played Dec. 23 Green Bay QB questionable San Francisco played Dec. 23BaseballJan. 8 Hall of Fame voting announced. Jan. 14 Salary arbitration ling. Jan. 15-16 Owners meetings, Paradise Valley, Ariz. Jan. 17 Salary arbitration gures ex changed. Feb. 1-21 Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg. Feb. 13 Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players. Feb. 18 Voluntary reporting date for other players. Feb. 25 Mandatory reporting date. March 22-23 Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona, Sydney. March 30 Opening day for other teams. Active rosters reduced to 25 players. | QUICK HITSHERNANDEZ JUDGE WEIGHS GAG ORDERFALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts judge may impose a formal gag order in the murder case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez after his attorneys accused the state of allowing leaks that they contend could jeopardize his right to a fair trial. At a hearing in Fall River Superior Court on Monday, defense attorney Michael Fee blamed prosecutors for out-of-court statements reported in the media that he says have tarnished the ex-player. The judge did not immediately rule on the defenses request for a formal gag order. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the June shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player who was dating the sister of Hernandezs girlfriend.BASKETBALLRodman leaves North Korea: Former basketball star Dennis Rodman left North Korea without answering questions from the media on whether he had met with leader Kim Jong Un. On Sunday night, he told The Associated Press that he had not yet had a meeting with Kim. He arrived in North Korea on Thursday. Rodmans short visit was aimed at finalizing plans to bring 11 other former NBA players to Pyongyang for a Jan. 8 exhibition game marking Kims birthday.HOCKEYCanada sets womens Olympic roster: The Canadian womens Olympic hockey team is set. The 21-player roster features a dozen players who helped Canada win the gold medal at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, including Hayley Wickenheiser, Jayna Heffford and Caroline Ouellette Twenty-seven players were invited to try out for the team and began training full time in Calgary in August.SOCCERReport: Brazil crane operator worked 18 days: A Brazilian news report cited a Sao Paulo state Labor Ministry official as saying the man who operated the crane that collapsed at the citys World Cup stadium had worked 18 days in a row. Two construction workers were killed in the Nov. 27 accident, which remains under investigation. Luis Antonio Medeiros, the ministrys regional superintendent, was quoted by the G1 Internet portal that there wasnt necessarily a cause and effect between the accident and the operators string of workdays. But, he added, We think thats exhausting for someone who works such a delicate machine.TENNISSpanish player receives 5-year fixing ban: The Tennis Integrity Unit says Spanish player Guillermo Olaso has been banned from the sport for five years and fined $25,000 for match-fixing. Olaso was found guilty of three corruption offenses in 2010, including directly or indirectly seeking to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any event. HERNANDEZ 9 ,
Page 6 SP www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun /Tuesday, December 24, 2013 tournament, she said. It wasnt my personal best for 18 holes. I did a 76 in a junior tournament my sophomore year. But this score helped her earn the Sun s girls golf player of the year honors. Despite the class load, Veloz missed only one major tournament, the Don Ross Memorial Tournament in Sarasota. And her participating in the postseason tournaments, which required approval from the nursing program, made a difference for the Manta Rays. Juliannas biggest asset was her consistent play and her steadying inuence, Lemon Bay coach Darrell Roach said. She always helped the team with her leadership and calm personality. Shes cool under pressure and her short game is probably the best part of her game. Just the fact she had to work her practice around classes for nursing made her performances all the more outstanding. She did very well and probably would have done even better if she hadnt had to do the classes. As a junior, Veloz shot an 83 at the District 1A17 meet to lead her team to the championship. The Manta Rays failed to qualify for the state meet. Veloz rst picked up a golf club when she was just 3. Her older brother, J.J., was twice named player of the year by the Sun before he graduated in 2011. Her younger brother, Jeovani, was a sophomore on the boys team this year. At rst, I didnt really play a lot, she said. I started playing competitively when I was a freshman. Ive practiced a lot with my brothers as we get ready for tournaments and that helped. The best thing about golf is that you can play as an individual, but still be part of a team. Veloz plans to attend either Florida Gulf Coast University or a school in the Tampa area to contin ue her nursing training. Im not sure yet what school Ill go to, Veloz said. Theyre all good. As far as golf goes Ill probably just play it for fun from now on.VELOZFROM PAGE 1 VolleyballSundayBoys golfMondayGirls golfTodayBoys swimmingWednesdayGirls swimmingThursdayBoys cross countryFridayGirls cross countrySaturdayFootballSundayFALL ALLAREA TEAMS SUN PHOTO BY JENNIFER BRUNOJulianna Veloz, who led Lemon Bay High School to the District 2A-20 championship, says the best part about golf is playing as an individual while still being part of a team. THE VELOZ FILENAME: Juliana Veloz CLASS: Senior PARENTS: Virgina and Jaime SIBLINGS: J.J.(20), Jeovani (16) FAVORITE CLASS: Nursing FAVORITE HOBBY: Dancing COLLEGE GOALS: To major in nursing at a college or universityALL-AREA TEAMCANDICE WEESELemon Bay JuniorWeese had the best score of the Lemon Bay team in the State 2A meet, carding a 183 for 36 holes (92-91). She shot an 87 in the District 2A-20 meet to help the Manta Rays win the championship and shot a 92 at the Region 2A-7 meet to help the team qualify for the state meet. She had a 45 average for nine holes.LAUREN KELLYLemon Bay JuniorShe shot a 92 at the Region 2A-7 meet as Lemon Bay finished second and qualified for the state meet. She was co-champion at the Charlotte County meet with an 87. Her 99 was good for sixth at the district meet.KRISTINA SCHULZCharlotte SeniorFinished second in District 3A-15 tournament with a 91, helping Charlotte finish third and qualify for regionals. She averaged 86 for 18 holes this season. She shared Charlotte County medalist honors with Kelly. She also shot an 85 at the Donald Ross Memorial Invitational as the Tarpons finished seventh.OLIVIA SCHULZCharlotte JuniorKristinas younger sister had a 94 season average for 18 holes. Her 96 at the District 3A-15 meet was second-best on the team behind her sister. Her 100 at the Donald Ross Memorial Invitational, also second on the team behind her sister.MONTANNA WILLIAMSONLemon Bay JuniorHad a 48 average for nine holes. Was fifth at the district tournament with a 95 score for 18 holes and a 94 in the Charlotte County tournament. She shot a 211 in the Class 1A state tournament with a 100 on the back 18. HONORABLE MENTION: Kelly Clark, Port Charlotte; Kristy Lowe, Port Charlotte; Fayth Warren, DeSoto; Marisabal Rodriguez, Lemon Bay; Bethel Peyton, Charlotte. PREP SCHEDULEAll times p.m. unless noted TODAYWEDNESDAY No events scheduled THURSDAY Boys basketball Suncoast Holiday Classic at Sarasota-Riverview First round Palmetto vs. East Bay, 3 Mourning (Miami) vs. Braden River, 4:30 Cardinal Mooney vs. Southeast, 6:30 Booker vs. North Port, 7:30 Wrestling A.J. Jones Invitational at Osceola HS, TBA (Lemon Bay in the field) FRIDAY Boys basketball Lemon Bay Holiday Shootout Charlotte vs. Haines City, 1 Sarasota vs. Wiregrass Ranch, 2:45 Port Charlotte vs. Strawberry Crest, 4:30 West Oaks vs. Lemon Bay, 6:15 Suncoast Holiday Classic at Sarasota-Riverview Second round Sickles vs. Palmetto/East Bay winner, 3 Covington Catholic vs. Cardinal Mooney/Southeast winner, 4:30 Lake Howell vs. Booker/North Port winner, 6 Riverview vs. Mourning/Braden River winner, 7:30 Girls basketball Queen of Palms Tournament Sapphire Divison at Cape Coral HS Estero vs. North Miami, 9 a.m. Port Charlotte vs. Calloway County (Ky.), 10:30 a.m. Barlow vs. Leesburg, 5 Heritage vs. Sickles, 8:30 Amber Division at Cypress Lake HS Seminole Ridge vs. Tampa Bay Tech, 9 a.m. Charlotte vs. Braden River, 10:30 a.m. Cypress Lake vs. Jensen Beach, 7 Palmetto Ridge vs. Oasis, 8:30 Wrestling Lakeland (HS) Invitational, TBD (Charlotte in field) A.J. Jones Invitational at Osceola HS, TBA (Lemon Bay in field), TBD SATURDAY Boys basketball Lemon Bay Holiday Shootout Charlotte vs. Strawberry Crest, noon Port Charlotte vs. Haines City, 3:30 p.m. Lemon Bay vs. Wiregrass Ranch, 5:15 p.m. Suncoast Holiday Classic at Sarasota-Riverview Consolation Teams TBD, 3 p.m. Teams TBD, 4:30 p.m. Semifinal, 6 p.m. Semifinal, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball Queen of Palms Tournament at Cape Coral HS Barlow/Leesburg loser vs. Port Charlotte/Calloway County (Ky.) loser, 10:30 a.m. Estero/North Miami loser vs. Heritage/Sickles loser, noon Estero/North Miami winner vs. Heritage/Sickles winner, 3:30 p.m. Barlow/Leesburg winner vs. Port Charlotte/Calloway County (Ky.) winner, 5 p.m. at Cypress Lake HS Charlotte/Braden River loser vs. Seminole Ridge/Tampa Bay Tech loser, noon Cypress Lake/Jensen Beach loser vs. Palmetto Ridge/Oasis loser, 1:30 p.m. Charlotte/Braden River winner vs. Seminole Ridge/Tampa Bay Tech winner, 3:30 p.m. Cypress Lake/Jensen Beach winner vs. Palmetto Ridge/Oasis winner, 7 p.m. Wrestling A.J. Jones Invitational at Osceola HS, TBA (Lemon Bay) MONDAY Boys basketball Suncoast Holiday Classic at Sarasota-Riverview Seventh-place game, 3 p.m. Fifth-place game, 4:30 p.m. Third-place game,, 6 p.m. Championship, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball Queen of Palms Tournament at Cape Coral HS Seventh-place game, 9 a.m. Fifth-place game, noon Third-place game, 3:30 p.m. Championship, 7 p.m. at Cypress Lake HS Seventh-place game, 9 a.m. Fifth-place game, noon Third-place game, 3:30 p.m. Championship, 7 p.m. Subject to change Pirates couldnt take advantage committing three consecutive turnovers in that span. The Buccaneers Justin Gray, who has already committed to Texas Tech, led all scorers with 21 points. The 6-foot-5 Gray was listed an inch smaller then Port Charlottes Nicksen Blanc, but played just as big with his leaping ability off the oor. He even ushed an alley-oop on a Jacob Mathis pass off the backboard to audible gasps at Bishop Verots Nevins Gymnasium. Craig Bowman added 18 points for the Buccaneers. Nicksen Blanc paced the Pirates with a team-high 17 points and eight rebounds, and paint-mate Sean Phillip nished with 14 points and seven boards. Sean and Nicksen fought their butts off our strength is our size, Specht said. We did that successfully, but weve just got to get a little more consistent at shooting from outside. The Pirates hit 4 of 13 3-point attempts Kyle Collins and Tyler Specht made two apiece. But it was good experience for Port Charlotte, which expects to be playing well into the postseason. It was a good game, Blanc said. It will get us ready when the state playoffs come around. Specht concurred, acknowledging that the areas where Berkeley Prep bothered Port Charlotte will need to be addressed. Its the length and its the speed, he said. Thats why weve got to adjust to that. Were going to keep seeing it and keep seeing it. And weve got to do a better job of handling it.Contact Rob Shore at 941-206-1174 or email@example.comBERKELEY 60, PORT CHARLOTTE 48Port Charlotte 10 13 15 10 48 Berkeley Prep 14 21 12 13 60 PORT CHARLOTTE (48) Rains 2, Sean Phillip 14, Nicksen Blanc 17, Specht 6, Collins 8, McLeod 1. Totals 16 (4) 12-20 48. BERKELEY PREP (60) Jacob Mathis 11, Justin Gray 22, Green 4, Craig Bowman 18, Reintgen 1, Findlay 5. Totals 20 (2) 18-25 60.PIRATESFROM PAGE 1 got a lot of answers. Reynolds, meanwhile, led Charlottes second-half comeback. He made ve of his six 3-pointers and 23 points overall in the nal two periods. Reynolds 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining in the third period gave the Tarpons a 58-56 lead heading into the nal eight minutes. Charlotte led by as many as ve points in the fourth quarter, the last time at 67-63 on Reynolds 3-pointer with 5:09 to play. Branen Harrells only basket of the game put Lehigh (9-2) back up 7169 with 3:15 remaining. Edwards scored nine of the Lightnings nal 10 points to ice the game. I thought we played a good 30 minutes, Massolio said. The last we went seven straight possessions with ve turnovers and some very bad decisions. Two bad shots. Adrian Ivankovic scored 14 points for Charlotte, 12 coming in the rst quarter. Lehigh got 13 points from Abed Abu-Khadir, 12 from Ronzell Evans and 10 from Chibu Ezenwa. After Christmas were back at it against two really good teams Friday and Saturday. Massolio said. Our schedule from here on out gets even tougher. The next 13 games are a tough road.LEHIGH 81, CHARLOTTE 71Charlotte 27 7 24 13 71 Lehigh 21 21 14 25 81 CHARLOTTE (71) Montoya 3, Dwight Reynolds 32, Dwayne Reynolds 3, Adrian Ivankovic 14, Bokon 5, Tyler 5. Totals 27 (11) 10-17 71. LEHIGH (81) Bernard Edwards 32, Ronzell Evans 12, Strawder 8, Martin 4, Debnam 4, Abed Abu-Khadir 13, Chibu Ezenwa 10. Totals 28 (16) 15-19 81.TARPONSFROM PAGE 1SUN PHOTO BY KATHERINE GODINACharlottes Adrian Ivankovic (22) and Mason Bokon (32) guard Lehighs StefAn Strawder during Monday nights game. A. At... T 410a r,ss; a o-w iy...................... ................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .Tah Tappoll, 3 2 ,
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The Sun Classified Page 2E/N/Cads.yoursun.netT uesday, December 24, 2013 VENICE OPEN House Sun Dec 29, 12-4 2/2/2 Lake view. 228 Southampton Ln $190,000 401-573-6461 W ater Front 2012 Burnt Store Isles 2408 SF Custom Canal Home! Seawall Dock & BoatLift Nice locationPrivacy V iewing Nature Preserve. New Listing! $499 K CALLJUDY PETKEWICZ ALLISON JAMES ESTATES & HOMES 941-456-8304 PORT CHARLOTTE17259 Lake Worth Blvd. Luxurious 3/2/2 HEATED POOL Home on Canal! $429,900. $405,000. Sue Ellen Fumich, 941-276-2894 Coldwell Banker Morris Realty, Inc REDUCED! PUNTAGORDA 3/2/2 with 1707 sq ft on Macedonia Dr, in Burnt Store Isles with large pool and spa. $400,000 June Poliachik Sun Realty 941-916-0100 PUNTAGORDAISLES 3/2/2, Updated Kitchen Granite Countertops. Heated Pool, Large Lanai, 30' Dock, Boatlift & HurricaneShutters! Priced to Sell at $429,000. Deb Sestilio 941-391-1873 Fisherman's Village Realty PUNTA GORDA WATERFRT, 2 Triplexes (6apts). Dock on basin. Min. to harbor, Furn, r ented. Must see. Immaculate. $3600/mo income. $299,000 FSBO, No Realtors. 941-626-9652 55+ Active Community Affordable Manufactured Homes!!! 1 Year FREEGolf Membership With New Home Purchase! Call Ted @ 800-538-2590 for details or please visit our website PUNTA GORDA 424 Panarea Ave. Custom built home in Burnt Store Isles with 80 ft seawall sailboat access. $415,000 June Poliachik Realtor CDPE, SFR Sun Realty 941-916-0100 NOKOMIS Mission Valley 750 Shetland Cir, 3/3/3 Pristine Pool Home, Park Rv/Boat, veg garden. By Owner $369,000 $359,000 941-488-4499 REDUCED!!! ROTONDA WEST 157 COUGAR WAY Beautifully Remodeled 2001 Pool Home, 3 bd/2ba/2car, Granite & New SS Appls., Park Like Setting, On Dlb Lot, Asking $209,900 BAY BRIDGE HOMES 941-626-8200 ROTONDA WEST,FSBO 253 Mariner Ln, 3/2/2 Solar heated Pool, Built 2005, New A/C, Low Insurance, 7K in hurricane shutters. Furnished. Buyers agent 3%. $184,000 941-698-4776 Find the new You in theClassifieds! 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JUDY K PETKEWICZ GRI CRS ALLISON JAMES Estates & Homes 941-456-8304 www.PuntaGorda Propertiesforsale.com 5923 SW HWY 17 ARCADIA Short Sale Small 1993 built block and stucco 2 bedroom home sitting on 1.4 acres of land adjacent to state roadside park. Great starter home or snowbird retreat $54,900. Make Offer Fla Golf Properties Inc 941-698-4653 REDUCED! DEEP CREEK: 336 Japura Street. Custom home, 2156 sq ft with pool, built in 2002, spectacular large park-like yard with lake view, cul de sac. FABULOUS! Don't Miss this ONE!!!$299,900 Pat Walker RE/MAX Anchor Realty 941-276-4674 Find the perfect companion in the Classifieds! ENTERTAINYOURFAMILY ANDFRIENDSWITHTHIS GORGEOUS3BR/2BA1680 SFPOOLHOME. $289,900.00 DEBRAVILLARI609-458-4627 BERKSHIREHA THAWAYFLORIDAREALTY 2/2 Top Floor with partial Gulf view. Updated with private beach on the Gulf of Mexico! T urnkey furnished. $299,900 RE/Max Alliance Group Carla Stiver/Kim Shortt 941-548-4434 www.TheStiverGroup.com HARBOUR HEIGHTS 3/2/1 remodeled, professionally painted inside & out, new kit. cab & carpet, newer roof, $69,900. By Owner 941-629-6329 MANOR: *5/3.5/2+* Pool 6500 SF (4400 under air) TWO OUTBUILDINGS: OBSERVATORY & Flex Use Barn (2500 SF under air) $734,500visualtour .com/show .asp?T=3101917 Keller-Williams Realty Debra Gurin 941-875-3242 12 ACRE COUNTRY ESTATE PORT CHARLOTTE, completely renovated, 3/2/1 + Den and office! New kitchen & baths, fenced yard & shed. $109,900.00 Suncoast Isles Realty Pat Rice SOLD! (941)-268-6820 S S E E L L L L I I N N G G Y Y O O U U R R H H O O M M E E C C O O N N D D O O O O R R L L O O T T ? ? 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The Sun Classified Page 4E/N/Cads.yoursun.netT uesday, December 24, 2013 CHARLOTTE COUNTY/NORTH PORT COURTESY OF PUNTA GORDA, PORT CHARLOTTE, NORTH PORT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ML# Status Address Zip Code City List Price Pool Sold Price BE FB HB Built Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP/SqFt SP/LP RatioA3983858 SLD 3365 LUCERNE TER 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 24,900 27,900 1 1 0 1958 Single Family Home All Cash 12/18/2013 47.43 112 .05 C7048577 SLD 2312 DALLAS ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 34,900 33,000 1 1 0 1960 Single Family Home All Cash 12/13/2013 66.48 94.56 D5793942 SLD 30415 BEECH RD 33982 PUNTA GORDA 51,000 43,000 3 2 0 1959 Single Family Home All Cash 12/13/2013 49.13 84.31 A3985702 SLD 1246 PATIO TER 34286 NORTH PORT 71,000 75,400 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/12/2013 51.01 1 06.20 C7044282 SLD 6856 CAROVEL AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 75,000 73,000 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/13/2013 82.24 97.33 C7048870 SLD 1462 MALIBU LN 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 78,900 67,500 2 2 0 1973 Single Family Home All Cash 12/13/2013 63.22 85.55 C7046448 SLD 175 KINGS HWY # 435 33983 PUNTA GORDA 83,000 78,500 2 2 0 1988 Condo All Cash 12/18/2013 71.99 94.58 C7046018 SLD 22433 OCEANSIDE AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 85,000 72,000 2 2 0 1971 Single Family Home All Cash 12/13/2013 53.53 84.71 A3986072 SLD 1473 FIRESIDE ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 89,900 89,000 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Home New FHA 12/13/2013 69.26 99.0 0 C7047415 SLD 20384 COPELAND AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 89,900 87,900 2 2 0 1983 Single Family Home New VA 12/12/2013 61.16 97. 78 C7048453 SLD 2251 SHENANDOAH ST 34287 NORTH PORT 93,900 85,000 4 2 0 1979 Single Family Home All Cash 12/18/2013 51.34 90.52 C7047711 SLD 3265 QUARTER ST 34288 NORTH PORT 95,000 95,500 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home All Cash 12/16/2013 68.05 100.53 C7048605 SLD 1210 DORCHESTER ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 99,900 98,000 2 2 0 1984 Single Family Home All Cash 12/12/2013 85.38 9 8.10 D5793526 SLD 202 HIGH POINT DR # 202 34223 ENGLEWOOD 100,000 100,000 2 2 0 1980 Condo All Cash 12/16/2013 59.63 100.00 C7048114 SLD 3625 ARMOUR TER 34291 NORTH PORT 104,700 100,000 2 2 0 1992 Single Family Home All Cash 12/16/2013 94.15 95.51 U7587375 SLD 3216 EMERALD LN 34286 NORTH PORT 106,900 99,900 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Home USDA 12/13/2013 78.37 93.45 A3976389 SLD 24124 BUCKINGHAM WAY 33980 PUNTA GORDA 107,100 N 70,641 2 2 0 1998 Single Family Home All Cash 12/13/2013 77.27 65.96 C7048516 SLD 22246 LITTLE FALLS AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 109,900 105,900 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Home All Cash 12/13/2013 7 4.11 96.36 A3983441 SLD 5246 TARPON ST 34286 NORTH PORT 109,987 107,500 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home All Cash 12/16/2013 98.38 97.74 C7045322 SLD 5050 MARIANNE KEY RD # 2B 33955 PUNTA GORDA 112,500 108,500 2 2 0 1982 Condo All Cash 12/18/2013 75.76 96.44 C7047077 SLD 2143 CORFELL ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 114,800 108,400 3 2 0 1984 Single Family Home All Cash 12/12/2013 70.17 94 .43 C7044200 SLD 22090 SEATON AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 114,900 114,900 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/16/2013 90.97 100.00 D5792400 SLD 2844 ORCHARD CIR 34288 NORTH PORT 115,000 125,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 12/16/2013 52.42 108.70 N5782600 SLD 7864 JAYMAN RD 34291 NORTH PORT 115,900 108,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home All Cash 12/17/2013 91.62 93.18 C7046824 SLD 2541 PICKARD LN 34286 NORTH PORT 117,500 115,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home All Cash 12/16/2013 91.94 97.87 C7043704 SLD 23183 BURLINGAME AVE 33980 PUNTA GORDA 119,000 112,500 2 2 0 2008 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/18/201 3 75.6 94.54 C7048647 SLD 718 NEPTUNE ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 119,900 112,600 3 2 0 1983 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/18/2013 1 01.01 93.91 D5794180 SLD 4180 PEGGY TER 34286 NORTH PORT 121,500 100,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home All Cash 12/16/2013 87.92 82.30 C7047838 SLD 2479 REDSTONE AVE 34288 NORTH PORT 126,000 119,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home All Cash 12/13/2013 100.64 94. 44 D5794414 SLD 4869 LIBBY RD 34287 NORTH PORT 127,900 125,500 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Home Other 12/12/2013 77.61 98.12 C7049523 SLD 22302 PRISCILLA AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 129,000 113,000 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Home All Cash 12/13/2013 76.4 7 87.60 C7046643 SLD 25350 NARWHAL LN 33983 PUNTA GORDA 129,900 123,000 3 2 1 1990 Single Family Home All Cash 12/13/2013 68.12 94.6 9 C7048300 SLD 4371 MIDLAND ST 34288 NORTH PORT 130,000 127,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home All Cash 12/17/2013 76.65 97.69 T2496785 SLD 24536 SUNRISE DR 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 134,900 N 145,000 3 3 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/16/2013 60.66 107.49 C7049133 SLD 27375 DEEP CREEK BLVD 33983 PUNTA GORDA 138,500 135,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Home New VA 12/16/2013 99.64 9 7.47 N5782452 SLD 12469 WILLMINGTON BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 139,500 140,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home All Cash 12/12/2013 86.7 100.36 C7048350 SLD 1816 DENALI ST 34287 NORTH PORT 139,900 137,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home New FHA 12/18/2013 82.68 97.93 C7046840 SLD 1296 ALTA DR 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 144,000 145,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/16/2013 89. 5 100.69 C7045662 SLD 26106 RAMPART BLVD 33983 PUNTA GORDA 144,900 135,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Home All Cash 12/12/2013 62.95 93 .17 N5782070 SLD 4219 MOKENA AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 144,900 140,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/13/2013 77.8 2 96.62 C7043573 SLD 24229 WESTGATE BLVD 33980 PUNTA GORDA 145,000 140,000 2 2 0 2000 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/13/2013 117.12 96.55 D5794698 SLD 534 LEWIS ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 145,000 135,000 2 2 0 1990 Single Family Home New FHA 12/16/2013 152.95 93.10 C7046160 SLD 2785 DODE AVE 34288 NORTH PORT 149,000 146,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New FHA 12/17/2013 70.55 97.99 C7046336 SLD 1271 JACOBS ST 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 149,900 149,000 4 2 0 2007 Single Family Home New FHA 12/17/2013 65.52 99.4 0 C7046221 SLD 14302 ALLENSWORTH AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 149,900 145,000 4 2 1 2006 Single Family Home All Cash 12/17/2013 64 .61 96.73 C7049633 SLD 1060 W HILLSBOROUGH BLVD 34288 NORTH PORT 154,400 154,400 2 2 0 2000 Single Family Home All Cash 12/12/2013 90. 08 100.00 C7049259 SLD 420 CORY ST 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 159,900 154,500 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Home All Cash 12/16/2013 88.15 96.62 C7045883 SLD 23372 MULLINS AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 159,900 150,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/13/2013 101.07 93.81 D5793240 SLD 2450 N BEACH RD # 232 34223 ENGLEWOOD 164,900 160,000 2 1 1 1980 Condo All Cash 12/18/2013 202.08 97.03 C7046830 SLD 27052 VILLARRICA DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 164,900 160,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Home All Cash 12/12/2013 95.1 97 .03 C7047159 SLD 3330 GUSSIE ST 33950 PUNTA GORDA 169,000 N 140,000 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Home All Cash 12/16/2013 92.4 82.84 C7049534 SLD 1705 PALACE CT 33980 PUNTA GORDA 169,900 165,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Home All Cash 12/16/2013 110.18 97.12 C7048790 SLD 317 BRASILIA ST 33983 PUNTA GORDA 174,999 172,000 4 2 0 2000 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/16/2013 77. 99 98.29 C7047122 SLD 5402 MACCAUGHEY DR 34287 NORTH PORT 175,000 163,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/13/2013 1 09.99 93.14 C7046886 SLD 23398 PAINTER AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 177,900 177,900 3 3 0 1993 Single Family Home Assume Conventional 12/13/ 2013 93.58 100.00 N5780984 SLD 2980 ALWOOD ST 34291 NORTH PORT 179,000 175,000 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/18/2013 97.76 97.77 N5782057 SLD 1139 WEBSTER ST 34288 NORTH PORT 179,000 179,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New VA 12/12/2013 77.52 100.00 A3988384 SLD 4554 SUNBURST AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 179,900 184,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home All Cash 12/17/2013 81.62 102.28 C7044797 SLD 2026 MIDNIGHT ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 179,990 174,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/13/2013 98.95 96.67 N5778342 SLD 9809 NOSTALGIA PL 34223 ENGLEWOOD 189,972 186,500 3 2 0 2012 Single Family Home Assume Conventional 12/13/2013 122.25 98.17 C7046303 SLD 23077 MADELYN AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 194,900 194,900 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/18/201 3 93.79 100.00 C7046526 SLD 3251 ROYAL PALM DR 34288 NORTH PORT 197,900 187,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/12/2013 9 9 94.49 C7046006 SLD 1136 ANAHEIM ST 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 209,900 208,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Home All Cash 12/17/2013 116.16 9 9.09 N5782791 SLD 6220 FALCON LAIR DRIVE 34287 NORTH PORT 211,760 N 211,760 3 2 0 2013 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/13/201 3 106.79 100.00 N5780838 SLD 35810 HILNICK DR 33982 PUNTA GORDA 225,000 110,000 2 2 0 1983 Single Family Home Owner Financing 12/16/2013 116 .1 48.89 C7042174 SLD 18766 COUNTRYMAN AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 244,900 Y 240,000 3 3 0 1977 Single Family Home All Cash 12/16/2013 135. 23 98.00 D5795187 SLD 500 SANDLOR DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 249,000 238,000 2 2 0 1970 Single Family Home All Cash 12/17/2013 163.82 95.58 D5792958 SLD 627 BARNACLE CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 251,900 251,900 3 2 0 2013 Single Family Home All Cash 12/18/2013 122.22 100.00 D5787641 SLD 13816 LONG LAKE LN 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 252,000 252,000 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Home All Cash 12/13/2013 119.3 7 100.00 C7047064 SLD 88 VIVANTE BLVD # 8826 33950 PUNTA GORDA 259,000 240,000 2 2 0 2006 Condo All Cash 12/18/2013 162.38 92.66 C7047634 SLD 3420 SUNSET KEY CIRCLE # B 33955 PUNTA GORDA 259,900 N 243,342 3 2 0 2000 Condo All Cash 12/13/2013 157.32 93.63 C7036559 SLD 6636 TIDWELL ST 34291 NORTH PORT 269,000 252,200 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/13/2013 128.34 93.75 C7046530 SLD 2485 SILVER PALM RD 34288 NORTH PORT 274,500 260,000 3 2 1 2006 Single Family Home All Cash 12/12/2013 133.77 9 4.72 D5788729 SLD 110 GULFVIEW RD 33950 PUNTA GORDA 275,000 265,000 3 2 0 1968 Single Family Home All Cash 12/16/2013 148.49 96.3 6 C7049205 SLD 29005 PALM SHORES BLVD 33982 PUNTA GORDA 292,000 275,000 4 3 0 1986 Single Family Home All Cash 12/16/2013 118. 36 94.18 C7045485 SLD 24620 DOLPHIN COVE DR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 297,543 288,000 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/13/20 13 163.22 96.79 C7045718 SLD 1280 NIGHT WIND TER 34291 NORTH PORT 314,900 295,000 3 3 0 2005 Single Family Home All Cash 12/13/2013 123.88 9 3.68 O5188315 SLD 31781 WASHINGTON LOOP RD 33982 PUNTA GORDA 315,000 Y 314,379 4 3 1 2003 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/12/ 2013 78.53 99.80 C7050591 SLD 17065 TORREON LN 33955 PUNTA GORDA 315,000 Y 305,000 3 2 1 2005 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/13/2013 144 .5 96.83 C7048935 SLD 1332 EPPINGER DR 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 345,000 330,000 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Home All Cash 12/12/2013 182.83 95.65 C7049415 SLD 2176 SILVER PALM RD 34288 NORTH PORT 349,900 325,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home All Cash 12/13/2013 147.82 9 2.88 C7046963 SLD 808 LUCIA DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 369,000 347,500 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/16/2013 201.53 94.17 D5794806 SLD 3290 BAY RIDGE WAY 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 369,000 340,000 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/13/20 13 143.47 92.14 C7048887 SLD 407 PANAREA DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 399,000 Y 385,000 2 2 0 2007 Single Family Home All Cash 12/18/2013 221.05 96.49 C7045925 SLD 3777 CANDIA DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 419,700 402,500 3 3 0 2002 Single Family Home All Cash 12/18/2013 224.08 95.90 C7043016 SLD 2415 FLORA LN 33950 PUNTA GORDA 425,000 375,000 3 2 0 1982 Single Family Home All Cash 12/18/2013 189.31 88.24 D5794605 SLD 1709 HUDSON ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 429,900 395,000 3 2 1 2002 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/18/2013 176.77 91.88 C7049716 SLD 1134 CORONADO DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 489,000 450,000 3 2 1 1999 Single Family Home All Cash 12/16/2013 216.37 92. 02 N5781626 SLD 1724 GRANDE PARK DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 524,900 515,000 4 3 1 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 12/16/2013 1 55.76 98.11 C7043616 SLD 1427 THRASHER DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 630,000 Y 577,000 3 3 0 1999 Single Family Home All Cash 12/16/2013 206.42 91.5 9AREA PR O PERTY TRAN S FER S Let The DONT BE LEFT IN THE DARK! 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The Sun Classified Page 10E/N/Cads.yoursun.netT uesday, December 24, 2013 ZITSByJerryScott&JimBorgman GARFIELDByJimDavis FRESHLYSQUEEZEDByEdStein DILBERTByScottAdams REXM O R G ANByWoodyW i lsonand G rahamNolan MARYWORTHByKarenMoyandJoeGiellaDEAR DR. ROACH: C ataract surgery resulted in edema in my eye, which has not healed after six months. I now require a DSAEK corneal transplant. Ive been instructed that after the operation I must lie on my back, looking up at the ceiling for three days, getting up only to eat or go to the bathroom. Is this standard procedure after this surgery? M.S. ANSWER: Cor neal edema is a known but unusual complication after cataract surgery rare enough that I have seen only one case, despite having monitored several hundred patients through the surgery. Corneal transplant is the appropriate treatment for this complication if other methods have been ineffective. DSAEK (Descemets stripping endothelial keratoplasty) replaces the damaged inner part of the cornea only, reducing the need for sutures. Instead of sutures, an air bubble is placed into the eye underneath the graft, and with the patient lying on her back, looking up at the ceiling, the air bubble keeps the graft in place until it attaches and the bubble is absorbed. My patient was able to r esume activities after only two days, but your surgeon knows what is best for you. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am in need of advice in the opposite direction of what youre probably accustomed to. I want to gain weight! I have always been thin and tall; currently my height is 6 feet, 5 inches, and my w eight is 215 pounds. I have an athletic build and work out (weight training mostly) four to six days per week. My metabolism is ferocious. About three months ago, I purchased a weight-gaining protein supplement. One shake mixed with 2 percent lowfat milk is more than 1,000 calories! For one month, utilizing a calorie-tracking app and drinking protein shakes, I was consuming 4,000-5,000 calories a day and burning only 3,000-4,000 calories a day. I gained only three to ve pounds in one month! Is there any supplement or dietary food or drink you know of that will decrease my voracious metabolic function? J.L. ANSWER: The rst question I would have is, W hy do you want to gain w eight? At 6 feet, 5 inches tall and 215 pounds, your BMI is 25, which is right in the normal range, so from a medical perspective, I would advise you to keep your weight where it is. There are medical ways of slowing down metabolism (for example, to make your thyroid less active a bad idea), but I would recommend that you a ccept your body how it is. Metabolism tends to slow down as you get older, and many men in your situation end up gaining weight as their metabolism slows but they continue to eat like they were in their teens or 20s. If your goal is to gain muscle mass, speak to yo ur trainer about exercise techniques. Adequate dietary protein is essential. B ut some bodies become very strong without becoming very bulky. DEAR DR. ROACH: The X-ray from a recent trip to an urgent-care center for a back injury showed bladder calcications in this 47-year-old male. I have chronic calcium ox alate kidney stone issues. Please tell me what I need to know about the calcications in my bladder. J.P. ANSWER: Calcium oxal ate stones show up on X-rays as calcications. Its po ssible you had some stones in your bladder at the time of the X-ray. Howe ver, bladder cancer can show up as calcications as well. Forty-seven is young for the diagnosis of bladder cancer, but I would recommend an evaluation by your internist or a urologist. You may need a CT scan or a cystoscopy, where the urologist looks at the bladder wall with an instrument. READERS: High blood pressure is one of the most common ailments for the general population. The booklet on it describes what it does and how its treated. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Ro ach No. 104, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the r ecipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.Corneal transplant post-op instructions: lie downDr Roach BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY btntftrbtttt trbnftftff Saturdays in the Classi ed Section of the Sun! 8600175 LA
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HOROSCOPE DEAR ABBY: I have some advice for Lacking Why, the girl in your Oct. 18 column who is wondering why the amount of allowance money Grandpa gives her and her sisters varies from one girl to the other: Stop comparing the amounts and try focusing on how attentive each of you is to y our grandfather. Do you all visit him with the same frequency? Do y ou all write thank-you notes for his generosity? Do you all phone him the same number of times each w eek? Do you all remember his birthday with a nice card or small gift? Do you take turns baking him a birthday cake? I suspect, as with my grandchildren, there are wide disparities in the way these sisters treat Grandpa. Why would a person who ignores him expect the same generosity as one who showers him with love and affection? I have two grown grandkids who treat me differently and, son of a gun, I respond in kind. CONNECTICUT GRANDMA DEAR GRANDMA: Y our explanation is one I r eceived from other readers as well. That letter resonated with a large number of people, and what follows is a sampling of their r esponses: DEAR ABBY: F inancially speaking, Ill bet theres a good reason for the disparity in the amounts Lacking and her sisters receive. If Grandpa intends that each granddaughter receive the same sum of money by age 18, and he started giving the money to each of them at the same time, he would HAVE to give them different amounts. This concept would be hard to explain to a child, which may be why the girls were never sure about the why. NUMBERS GUY IN SAN MATEO, CALIF. DEAR ABBY: My father did the same thing. Each y ear I received more money from my dad than my brothers did. Eventually I asked him why, and it turned out he felt that over the years he had helped them more in other ways. They had lived at home longer than I had, and Dad had paid for their educations while Id had a scholarship. In his mind, he was trying to even things out. Funny thing was, it didnt matter to me. But I never told my brothers. SOLVED THE PUZZLE IN DENVER DEAR ABBY: The mother of those girls should be the one to broach the subject with her father. She can soften the response to her daughters and point out to her father the possible harm he may be causing within the family. But in the end, if Grandpa doesnt budge, theyll all have to learn to live with it. KEN IN SARASOTA, FLA. DEAR ABBY: I would re commend that they rst discuss among themselves the differences in their own circ umstances and their relationship with their grandparent. It might be that those in need, those who invest wisely or those who respond kindly receive more. I help my kids and grandkids based on what their needs are and how they spend the money. It is not a matter of favoritism. And being thanked once in a while doesnt hurt, either. PATRICIA IN TEMPE, ARIZ. DEAR ABBY: Lac king and her siblings should not approach Grandpa. It could backre and end the gift-giving forever. 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Call Barry 941-735-7925 2004 CHEVY CORVETTE Conv., mag.red/blk, auto, 41K $23,900 OBO 941-697-8776 2006 CHEVROLET IMPALA $9995, Mattas Motors 941-916-9222 Dlr. GENE GORMAN FAMILY MOTORS2006 CHEVY AVEO LS, 4 Door! $4,988. 941625-2141 #1 Used Car Dlr. 2006 HONDA PILOT EXL, Loaded! 3rd Row Seat! $10,988 941-639-1601, Dlr. 2010 CHEVY COBALT 41K $11,990 877-211-8054 DLR 1/2 & 3/4 ball valves New all IPS $6 314-609-1540 CRYSTAL WINE Stem Ware W aterford, 7 1/2 tall $499 989-939-8257 DISCS FOR frisbee golf assort ea $5 941-743-0582 DORM MATTRESS T opper HDFoam,2thick,dormsize $25 989-790-0638 FIREWOOD PINE fire wood free $1 941-441-7171 FIREWOOD SEASONED split oak 1/2 facecord FREE DELY $120 941-526-7589 FIREWOOD Split, Bundled, and ready for the firepit! Perfect for these cooler nights! Pine, Oak, Citrus 941-468-4372 JUMBO SHRIMPand STONE CRAB ARRIVINGNOWFREEDELIVERY941-249-4665 LARGE OUTSIDE bird cage for under tree $65 941-743-0582 MASSAGE VIDEO PRE-NATALART-OF-MASSAGE VIDEO$20 941-496-9252 MOTORCYCLE COVER for large bike exc. cond. $70 941-585-8149 POOL TABLE WITH QUEUES BALLS.FULL SIZE $500 941697-6553 STAIN GLASS HANGING LAMP OLD $60 727-906-1754 TELEPHONE CORDLESS 2 with answ. sys. AT+T $20 941-585-8149 THREE TARPS new6x8.t for $10. 941-421-9984 TOP CARRIER Large size, grey, good cond. $35 989790-0638 TRAINS-WOOD-HANDCARVED, BEAUTIFUL gift Nice $22 941-496-9252 TREE-OUTSIDE-ANTIQUEMETAL-LITES XMAS tree $45 941-496-9252 Cash paid FOR WWI WWII Korean Vietnam,German, Japanese, etc Military items (941)-416-3280 KITCHEN AID Brand Mixer W anted $30 941-286-5275 WANTED TABLE TOP 48 r ound glass $1 941-4239371 LEXUS USED CERTIFIEDWARRANTY: 3 YEAROR100,000 MILE! 1-877-211-8054 1992 BUICK PARK AVENUE Low Miles! New Tires/Batt. Garage Kept! Must See! $2,700. 941-716-2602 FREEZER UPRIGHT 52 H 24 W 26 deep new cond $175 941-764-8068 GE 2013 convection stove NICE $425 941-999-0178 MICROWAVE GE over range, white, good condition $50 989-790-0638 MIXER KITCHEN Aid Classic $135 941-661-2950 REFRIGERATOR GE,WHITE, Runs Great, CLEAN $100. 941-999-0178 REFRIGERATOR KENMORE T opFrez 22cf whte 2yr $450 941-235-2017 REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER, G.E.Sidex Side, Bisque. Like New! $600 941-637-6319 SOFA SET Matching sleeper sofa, loveseat, $60 941-9990178 STACK W/D Dryer works great, washer bangs $60 941-345-7743 WASHER & Dryer Kenmore front-load,clean $225 947-475-6261 WASHER MAYTAG 2yrs old $175 941-697-8146 WASHER&DRYER STACK unit works great $125 941-473-7000 WASHER-GE HD, SUP CAP, 15-CYCLE,EXC COND $150 941-268-5227 WASHER/DRYER $200, white Roper, runs great. We bought new! 941-625-7658. W ashers, dryers, refrigerators &stoves w/warranty $100 & up. 941-468-8489 15 COLLAPSABLE rv sewer hose Brand new condi $20 941-626-9027 A/C CONDENSATE pump New in box $40 314-6091540 AFFORDABLE SMOKES$1.30/PACK$13./CARTON ROLLYOUROWNATHOME! TOPBRANDTOBACCOS, TUBES, CASES, RYO MACHINES& PARTSVAPOR E-CIGS E-LIQUIDMADEINUSA LOW PRICES! ROLL A PACK TOBACCO 2739 Taylor Rd. 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The Sun Classified Page 18E/N/Cads.yoursun.netT uesday, December 24, 2013 2008 TOYOTA TACOMA 43,462 mi, $19,875 877-219-9139 Dlr 2010 TOYOTA 4RUNNER 58K, BLACK $27,988 877-211-8054 DLR 2010 TOYOTA CAMRY 5,468 MI $16,990 877-211-8054 DLR 2010 TOYOTA SIENNA 14,312 mi, $28,754 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 TOYOTA CAMRY 9,724 MI $18,988 877-211-8054 DLR 2012 TOYOTA MATRIX 9,670 mi, $18,987 877-219-9139 Dlr CASH SPECIALS AU TO TECH OF VENICE 941-214-0889 2005 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA78,641 mi, $8,754 877-219-9139 Dlr 2006 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG70,114 mi, $13,245 877-219-9139 Dlr 2013 VOLKSWAGEN JETTADIESEL 19K $21,988 877-211-8054 DLR 2006 VOLVO C70 Hardtop Conv! Red! $14,988 941639-1601 P .G. Dlr. 1940 PONTIAC COUPE, 69,400 mi, all orig, grea t cond. $10,000 941-882-3515 REDUCED 1988 FORD MUSTAN G Convertible, 61k original mi., everything original, full power. $6,000. 941-575-9023 #1 TOPCASHPAIDCARS, TRUCKS, NOTITLENOPROBLEM! 941-650-5785 GENE GORMAN FAMILY MOTORS1997 MAZDAPROTEGE, 5 Speed! $1,288 941-6252141 CC #1 Used Car Dlr 1998 DODGE NEON, Cold A/C, runs good, 121k, gas saver. $1295941-467-6054 2001 CHEVY IMPALA, 4 Door! Great on Gas! $1,288. 941-639-1601, Dlr 2003 HYUNDAI ACCENT White, 91K, Auto, 4Dr, cold a/c. $2500 941-628-0576 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA SL 77K $11,911 877-211-8054 DLR 2009 NISSAN CUBE 43,705 mi, $10,950 877-219-9139 Dlr 2009 NISSAN FRONTIER 63,890 mi, $19,875 877-219-9139 Dlr 2009 NISSAN MURANO 83,646 mi, $16,874 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 NISSAN JUKE 15,237 mi, $19,950 877-219-9139 Dlr Classified = Sales 2012 NISSAN 370Z TOURING, 38K $27,990 877-211-8054 DLR 2012 NISSAN SENTRA AS IS 11K $15,990 877-211-8054 DLR 2013 NISSAN ALTIMA SV 17K $19,988 877-211-8054 DLR 2003 PORSCHE BOXSTER 115K AS IS $17,990 877-211-8054 DLR 2006 MAZDA MIATA Grand T ouring, 55k mi, all options, Silver/ Brown top/tan leather, Inclds 2yr warr. $10,000 781-572-8215 2006 PONTIAC SOLSTICE auto, black, 21K mi, super clean $12,500 941-505-5520 2009 350Z TOURING Convertible, 19,900 mi., $23,900 941-626-9053 2010 SUBARU OUTBACK 60K $19,988 877-211-8054 DLR 2010 SUZUKI GRANDVITARA18,424 mi, $14,575 877-219-9139 Dlr LEXUS USED CERTIFIEDWARRANTY: 3 YEAROR100,000 MILE! 1-877-211-8054 2002 TOYOTA RAV4 98,265 mi, $6,987 877-219-9139 Dlr 2005 TOYOTA AVALON 107,986 mi, $9,978 877-219-9139 Dlr 2005 TOYOTA COROLA 113,776 mi, $6,578 877-219-9139 Dlr 2006 TOYOTA AVALON 45K $16,990 877-211-8054 DLR 2008 TOYOTA CAMRY 44,325 mi, $14,950 877-219-9139 Dlr 2008 TOYOTA RAV4 85,438 mi, $11,897 877-219-9139 Dlr 2008 TOYOTA TACOMA 43,462 mi, $19,875 877-219-9139 Dlr 2007 NISSAN XTERA 51,992 mi, $14,754 877-219-9139 Dlr 2009 HYUNDAI ACCENT 39,124 mi, $8,975 877-219-9139 Dlr 2010 HYUNDAI TUCSON 46,619 mi, $15,987 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 HYUNDAI GENESIS 31K $19,990 877-211-8054 DLR 2011 HYUNDAI SANTAFE 59,176 mi, $19,875 877-219-9139 Dlr 2012 HYUNDAI SONATA 20K $17,988 877-211-8054 DLR 2012 HYUNDAI STERLING 16,612 mi, $15,950 877-219-9139 Dlr 2008 INFINITI G35 39K $19,911 877-211-8054 DLR 2004 JAGUAR XJ8 65K $11,990 877-211-8054 DLR GENE GORMAN FAMILY MOTORS2005 LEXUS E330, Drop Dead Gorgeous! $11,988. 9416252141 #1 Used Car Dealer 2011 LEXUS IS250 46,962 mi, $25,478 877-219-9139 Dlr LEXUS USED CERTIFIEDWARRANTY: 3 YEAROR100,000 MILE! 1-877-211-8054 2004 MERCEDES C230 Excellent Condition! Only 73K Miles! $7,150. 941-223-0946 2008 MERCEDES E350W 72K AS IS $18,911 877-211-8054 DLR 2009 MERCEDES SL550R 19K $52,990 877-211-8054 DLR 2007 MINICOOPER, Red! Double Moon Roof! $12,988 941-639-1601 P .G. Dlr 2010 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER 48,216 mi, $15,950 877-219-9139 Dlr GENE GORMAN FAMILY MOTORS2005 NISSAN SENTRA, All Power! Alloys! $6,988 9416252141 C.C. #1 Used Car Dealer! 2011 HONDA ACCORD 30,991 mi, $15,875 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 HONDA ACCORD 31,645 mi, $18,987 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 HONDA ACCORD 35,050 mi, $15,875 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 HONDA ACCORD 35,420 mi, $16,854 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 HONDA CIVIC 20,341 mi, $14,578 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 HONDA CIVIC 34,621 mi, $12,950 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 HONDA CIVIC 34,844 mi, $13,875 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 HONDA CIVIC CERT., 35,081 mi, $14,875 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 HONDA CR-V 19,301 mi, $22,498 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 HONDA CR-V 24,873 mi, $19,950 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 HONDA CR-V 27,234 mi, $17,950 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 HONDA CR-V 29,940 mi, $16,950 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 HONDA CR-V 36,013 mi, $19,950 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 HONDA CR-V 38,727 mi, $16,950 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 HONDA CR-V CERT., 16,087 mi, $19,457 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 HONDA CR-V CERT.,28,040 mi, $22,457 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 KIA SORENTO 47,404 mi, $15,950 877-219-9139 Dlr 2012 HONDA ACCORD 19,809 mi, $17,950 877-219-9139 Dlr 2012 HONDA ACCORD 33,519 mi, $16,950 877-219-9139 Dlr 2012 HONDA ACCORD 34,478 mi, $17,452 877-219-9139 Dlr 2012 HONDA CIVIC 10,308 mi, $16,458 877-219-9139 Dlr 2012 HONDA CIVIC CERT., 16,112 mi, $17,896 877-219-9139 Dlr 2012 HONDA CIVIC CERT., 20,705 mi, $16,875 877-219-9139 Dlr 2012 HONDACIVIC CERT., 5,071 mi, $20,875 877-219-9139 Dlr 2012 HONDA CR-V 42,229 mi, $22,987 877-219-9139 Dlr 2012 HONDA CR-V CERT 18,239 mi, $25,987 877-219-9139 Dlr 2012 HONDA CR-Z CERT., 35,594 mi, $15,987 877-219-9139 Dlr 2013 HONDA ACCORD 7,764 mi, $20,975 877-219-9139 Dlr 2013 HONDA ACCORD 8,989 mi, $21,457 877-219-9139 Dlr 2013 HONDA CIVIC HF 6,155 mi, $18,875 877-219-9139 Dlr 2013 HONDA ELEMENT 35,748 mi, $20,897 877-219-9139 Dlr 2014 HONDA ACCORD 4,151 mi, $28,975 877-219-9139 Dlr 2014 HONDA CR-V 2,883 mi, $26,987 877-219-9139 Dlr LEXUS USED CERTIFIEDWARRANTY: 3 YEAROR100,000 MILE! 1-877-211-8054 1991 HONDA CIVIC 160,202 mi, $3,987 877-219-9139 Dlr 2004 HONDA ELEMENT 119,702 mi, $8,957 877-219-9139 Dlr 2006 HONDA ACCORD 108,788 mi, $9,758 877-219-9139 Dlr 2006 HONDA ACCORD EXL 77,158 mi, $11,875 877-219-9139 Dlr 2007 HONDA CR-V 64,446 mi, $15,895 877-219-9139 Dlr 2008 HONDA ACCORD 61,212 mi, $15,987 877-219-9139 Dlr CLASSIFIED W ORKS! 2008 HONDA CIVIC 57,901 mi, $13,685 877-219-9139 Dlr 2008 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID 69,782 mi, $12,584 877-219-9139 Dlr 2008 HONDA ELEMENT 60,360 mi, $16,987 877-219-9139 Dlr 2008 MAZDA CX7 71,133 mi, $13,875 877-219-9139 Dlr 2008 SUBARU LEGACY 80,946 mi, $13,547 877-219-9139 Dlr 2009 HONDACIVIC., Blue! Low Miles! $10,988. 941-639-1601 Dlr. 2009 HONDA CR-V 36,615 mi, $16,950 877-219-9139 Dlr 2009 HONDA CR-V 66,011 mi, $14,875 877-219-9139 Dlr 2009 HONDA CR-V CERT., 44,659 mi, $16,987 877-219-9139 Dlr 2009MINI COOPER S, 60,271 mi, $15,575 877-219-9139 Dlr 2010 HONDA ACCORD 24,462 mi, $15,785 877-219-9139 Dlr 2010 HONDA CIVIC 36,015 mi, $12,454 877-219-9139 Dlr 2010 HONDA CIVIC 54,388 mi, $12,890 877-219-9139 Dlr 2010 HONDA CIVIC S/R, LTHR, 30K $15,911 877-211-8054 DLR 2010 HONDA CR-V 42,239 mi, $17,458 877-219-9139 Dlr 2010 HONDA CR-V CERT., 56,555 mi, $18,990 877-219-9139 Dlr 2010 HONDA CR-V, 15,399 mi, $18,950 877-219-9139 Dlr 2010 HONDA FIT 29,249 mi, $11,950 877-219-9139 Dlr 2010 HONDA FIT 34,672 mi, $13,958 877-219-9139 Dlr 2010 MERCEDES C300 46,597 mi, $21,548 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 HONDA ACCORD 18,396 mi, $19,875 877-219-9139 Dlr 2011 HONDA ACCORD 26K $19,990 877-211-8054 DLR 2011 HONDA ACCORD 29,998 mi, $17,998 877-219-9139 Dlr 1993 OLDS EIGHTY EIGHT W as $2395 Now $1995 Mattas Motors 941-916-9222 Dlr. 1995 PONTIAC GRANDPRIX 55,893 mi, $3,987 877-219-9139 Dlr 2002 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, Only 90K Miles! $4,988. 941-639-1601 P.G. GENE GORMAN FAMILY MOTORS2003 PONTIAC VIBE, Only 79K Mi! All Pwr. Opt! $5,688. 9416252141 C.C. #1 Used Car Dealer GENE GORMAN FAMILY MOTORS2006 SATURN ION, 4 Door Coupe! Loaded! $6,988. 941625-2141 C.C. #1 Used Car Dlr. 2007 SATURN OUTLOOK LEATHER 58K $16,988 877-211-8054 DLR 2008 SATURN VUE 65K $13,988 877-211-8054 DLR PROPOWERAUTOSALES4140 Whidden Blvd Port Charlotte, 33980 98 SW2 Wagon $2,500 01 SL1 Sedan $2,800 02 L200 Sedan $3,499 04 Ion Sedan $3,400 04 Vue SUV $4,200 06 Vue SUV $5,899 06 Saturn Vue $6,099 08 Vue SUV $7,800 Used Saturn Parts & Service941-627-8822 Mattas Motors 941-916-9222Buy Here Pay Here LEXUS USED CERTIFIEDWARRANTY: 3 YEAROR100,000 MILE! 1-877-211-8054 1995 ACURA INTEGRA 4cyl., power, Clean $150 0 740-815-7900 Lake Suzy 2010 ACURA RDX 34K $23,911 877-211-8054 DLR ADVERTISE! 2011 ACURA TSX 25K $23,990 877-211-8054 DLR GENE GORMAN FAMILY MOTORS2002 AUDI TTCONVERTIBLE, Only 49K Miles! $11,988 941625-2141 C.C. #1 Used Car Dealer Lv,,.4,00 L%%%% kft**Oooooo-M i .4i1Aldi-
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