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I was shocked, Don said, recalling it was a much higher depos it than he expected for city utilities. It was a huge difference from the $350 deposit I paid over in Tavares. Still, the Mitch ells said they need ed the 6,082-squarefoot space at the mall, the former Rack Room Shoes location, to sell their gently used fur niture and home dcor as they had outgrown their former shop of about 3,000 square feet. They opened at the mall in June. According to Lees burg ofcials, utility deposits for mall ten ants have been based on the size of the unit and 2 times the reg ular bill of the previous tenant. Utility depos its quoted to prospec tive tenants have ranged from $1,115 for the Grey Fox space to $3,000 at Natures Ta ble and $51,000 for the Target location. Just imagine if you didnt have that up front cost. Wouldnt that be nice? Don said. The mall has an opportunity for growth, and the only way to go is up. If we get a bunch of entre preneurs that can af ford to get in here, then that would be really positive for the com munity and for the mall. He praised the malls owners, Kohan Retail Investment Group, and mall manager Jenni fer Glidewell: They are aggressively trying to get this place growing again. The mall may get as sistance in this area as the Leesburg commis sion is looking to waive the utility deposits that new commercial LEESBURG No money down City may waive utility deposits for new businesses at the mall PHOTOS BY BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL ABOVE: Cathy Mitchell, left, and Don Mitchell, right, owners of Fabulous Finds, talk to customers at their store in Lake Square Mall on Friday. BELOW: Glassware is displayed in a cabinet at Fabulous Finds. KARIN LAUB Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Israel and Hamas are holding out for bigger gains in the Gaza war, helping explain the fail ure of the worlds most inuential diplomats to broker even a precursor to a lasting cease-re. Hamas wants to break the seven-year block ade of Gaza and be lieves the only way to force serious negotia tions on ending the clo sure is to keep ght ing. Israel wants more time to destroy Hamas rocket arsenal and mil itary tunnels and to in ict enough pain to de ter the Islamic militant group from launching rocket attacks in the fu ture. In a further com plication, regional rivals have lined up on oppo site sides and no trusted mediator has emerged. Heres a look at what each player wants. Israel, Hamas hold out for more gains in Gaza war LEFTERIS PITARAKIS / AP Palestinians walk past the rubble of houses destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, on Sunday. DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press NEWPORT NEWS, Va. As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fu els blamed for global warming, energy com panies have been send ing more of Americas unwanted energy left overs to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. This fossil fuel trade threatens to under mine President Barack Obamas strategy for re ducing the gases blamed for climate change and reveals a little-dis cussed side effect of Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated Press LAKELAND The cu riously oval-shaped struc ture at the new Florida Poly technic University, designed by noted Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is a sym bol of the states latest high er-education experiment. It is the centerpiece of what will soon-be Floridas 12th state university and the only one dedicated al most exclusively to pro ducing science, technolo gy, engineering and math, or STEM, degrees. Adorned with curved aw nings and a roof that ad justs with the suns angle, the 162,000-square foot, $60 million Innovation, Science and Technology building will house the schools lab oratories, classrooms, audi toriums and other meeting rooms. It is the perfect sym bol of a university built with the Silicon Valley-type in dustry in mind. Florida Polytechnics opening will end nearly three years of political squabbling that culminated with the former satellite schools sep aration from the Universi ty of South Florida in 2012. It also clears the way for its lofty goal of drawing indus try to Floridas technology core through research and business partnerships in cluding Microsoft, Lockheed Martin and Harris Corp. With early challenges like recruiting students, no im mediate accreditation and no tenure for professors, the schools viability is still Florida Polytechnic opens with lofty goals, hopes to draw industry to state CALVIN KNIGHT / HALIFAX MEDIA GROUP Florida Polytechnic Universitys Innovation, Science and Technology Building in Lakeland opens in August. SEE MALL | A2 SEE GOALS | A2 SEE GAZA | A2 SEE COAL | A2

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A2 DAILY COMMERCIAL Monday, July 28, 2014 HOW TO REACH US JULY 27 CASH 3 ............................................... 8-8-1 Afternoon .......................................... 9-4-0 PLAY 4 ............................................. 5-9-7-0 Afternoon ....................................... 2-5-9-3 FLORIDA LOTTERY JULY 26 FANTASY 5 ............................. 1-7-12-16-30 FLORIDA LOTTO ..................... 1-4-6-9-33-51 POWERBALL .................. 24-28-30-38-3916 THE NEWSPAPER OF CHOICE FOR LAKE AND SUMTER COUNTIES SINCE 1875 The Daily Commercial (ISSN 0896-1042) is published daily for $90.74 per year (plus Florida sales tax) by Halifax Media Group at 212 East Main Street, Leesburg, Florida. Periodicals postage is paid at the USPO, Leesburg, FL. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to The Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. All material contained in this edition is property of The Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. Call 352-787-0600 in Lake County or 877-702-0600 in Sumter County 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. Call 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday and 7 to 10 a.m. on Sunday. Call the Circulation Department 48 hours ahead to stop service. 365-8200 In Sumter County: 877-702-0600 ADVERTISING Retail ................... 365-8200 Classied ............. 314-3278 CIRCULATION Lake Co. ....... 352-787-0600 Sumter Co. ... 877-702-0600 Circulation Billing 787-0600 ACCOUNTING ...... 365-8216 MISSED YOUR NEWSPAPER? REDELIVERY NOT AVAILABLE IN ALTOONA OR SUMTER GOING ON VACATION SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION: Call 352-787-0600 (Lake Co.) or 877-702-0600 (Sumter Co.) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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Tax Total Daily/Sunday 28.43 1.99 30.42 50.05 3.50 53.56 90.74 6.35 97.09 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUR COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY STAFF INFORMATION STEVE SKAGGS publisher 352-365-8213 ........................... steve.skaggs@dailycommercial.com MARY MANNING-JACOBS advertising director 352-365-8287 ............... mary.manning-jacobs@dailycommercial.com NEWSROOM CONTACTS TOM MCNIFF executive editor 352-365-8250 ............................... tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com WHITNEY WILLARD copy desk chief 352-365-8258 .......................... whitney.willard@dailycommercial.com PAUL RYAN digital editor 352-365-8270 .................................. paul.ryan@dailycommercial.com TO REPORT LOCAL NEWS SCOTT CALLAHAN, news editor 352-365-8203 ........................... scott.callahan@dailycommercial.com REPORTERS LIVI STANFORD county government, schools 352-365-8257 .............................. livi.stanford@dailycommercial.com ROXANNE BROWN South Lake County 352-394-2183 ......................... roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.com MILLARD IVES police and courts 352-365-8262 ................... millard.ives@dailycommercial.com THERESA CAMPBELL Leesburg and The Villages 352-365-8209 ................. theresa.campbell@dailycommercial.com AUSTIN FULLER business news, Mount Dora, Eustis, Tavares 352-365-8263 ......................... austin.fuller@dailycommercial.com LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Email submissions to letters@dailycommercial.com SPORTS RESULTS Schools or coaches can report game results after 6 p.m. by call ing 352-365-8268, or 352-365-8279. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. FRANK JOLLEY sports editor 352-365-8268 ................................ frank.jolley@dailycommercial.com GOOD FOR YOU AND CELEBRATIONS ANNOUNCEMENTS Email news about your awards and personal or professional mile stones along with a photo, if you desire - to pam.fennimore@ dailycommercial.com. CALENDAR Email upcoming events to pam.fennimore@dailycommercial.com. tenants have to pay to operate their businesses at the mall. A second reading and public hearing on this proposed policy is set to take place at 5:30 p.m. today on the third oor commission chambers of the Lees burg City Hall, 501 W. Meadow St. Glidewell is thrilled that the city is looking into this matter, espe cially since she has witnessed sev eral businesses change their minds about locating at the mall because they felt the utility deposits were too high. Glidewell expressed her con cerns to Sandi Moore, execu tive director of the Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce, and Lees burg City Manager Al Minner. It was very exciting to hear in terest in the subject, because we havent seemed to have had that in the past, Glidewell said, praising Minner for taking time to listen to her concerns. Glidewell said the mall has 10 spaces it wants to ll. I have several tenants that I am negotiating with right now, and they are interested in coming in and they have already called about the deposits that they are interest ed in. Utility deposits is a big con cern, she said. She believes waiving the utility deposits will make a difference in attracting commercial tenants. Some of the deposits are real ly astronomical and we have had a lot of tenants not be able to come in and open their store because of the electric deposit. It was just too much, Glidewell said. According to the proposed poli cy, any non-residential customers establishing a new utility service account at the mall after the effec tive date of the ordinance will not be required to provide a utility de posit in order to obtain utility ser vice from the city. After the rst reading of the ordi nance on July 14, the city commis sion modied the policy to require that accounts keep a credited bal ance equal to one months average annual utility usage. They also di rected the city staff to see that the policy only be extended to appli cants who can demonstrate good credit history, and that the deposit waiver be revoked if a credit is not maintained on the account. One of the things that we dis cussed in our budget process is us ing our utilities to help towards economic development, Minner said during the rst reading of the ordinance. This is what this does: We have the mall out there, which is strug gling, and it is in our interest to keep the mall viable, and if we can help the mall become viable by lowering the utility deposits, then we are using our utilities to our ad vantage to do that. In the past, we have had very liberal deposit poli cies and they started out to hurt us to some degree, because our writeoffs had increased. He said the city is now at a posi tion where it is trying to leverage economic development while its write-offs are very small. But we have a very onerous, hard deposit policy, so I think what we need to do and what we are recommending to the commission here is to incrementally get back into the game of trying to be a kinder and friendlier utility, if you will, and the rst step on this is the mall policy, the city manager said. MALL FROM PAGE A1 a question. It will open with 500 students, less than half the 1,200 it eventually needs. Starting something from scratch is a good thing, not a bad thing, said President Randy Avent. We know we have some big challenges ahead of us. Opposition was swift when the idea was rst broached for USF Polytechnic to sep arate into an independent university. But it got a boost in 2012 when President Barack Obama set a national goal of increasing the number of un dergraduates receiving STEM degrees by 1 million by 2025. Floridas STEM gap is well-documented. Accord ing to gures released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau, about 9 percent of Florida workers between ages 25 and 64 worked in sci ence, technology, engineer ing and math jobs. Anoth er 12 percent were in related elds, like architecture or health care management. Only four other states had lower rates. Political nudging by then-lo cal state Sen. J.D. Alexander led to legislation that Gov. Rick Scott signed in April 2012 to create Florida Polytechnic. It included $33 million in trans fer funding from USF and a strict set of benchmarks that FPU must achieve by Dec. 31, 2016. Those include complet ing facilities and infrastruc ture; achieving accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; devel oping new programs; and at taining full-time enrollment of at least 1,200. GOALS FROM PAGE A1 HAMAS Hamas was in its worst shape ever before the July 8 start of its third war with Is rael since 2009. The Islamic militant group, which seized Gaza in 2007, was caught in a nancial crisis that threat ened its ability to govern be cause Egypt had sealed bor der smuggling tunnels, a vital source of Hamas funding. Hamas, a branch of the re gions Muslim Brotherhood, also became more isolated: Egypt turned hostile after its military deposed a Brother hood-led government in Cai ro, while Hamas previous ly had already fallen out with patron Syria and to some ex tent with Iran. With its back to the wall, Hamas agreed in April to give up some power to a unity government of technocrats, headed by its former rival, West Bank-based Palestin ian President Mahmoud Ab bas. But the deal faltered and by the time the war erupted, Hamas had nothing to lose. The ghting offered a chance to focus the worlds attention on the need to open Gaza. The blockade has choked not only Hamas, but Gazas 1.7 million people. Hamas has rejected an Egyptian plan that both sides stop ghting rst and lat er discuss new border ar rangements for Gaza. And in the coastal strip, there is support for Hamas strate gy, even among opponents of the group. After Gazas losses more than 1,000 killed, more than 6,000 wounded and hun dreds of homes destroyed Hamas cannot return to the status quo ante, said Khaled Hroub, a Doha-based Hamas expert. I cannot see them accepting anything that does not indicate clearly that there is a change in the siege of Gaza, he said. ISRAEL Israel wants to destroy Hamas military tunnels un der the Gaza-Israel border, decimate the groups abil ity to re rockets and hit Hamas hard so it wont dare attack again. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised the idea of trying to disarm Hamas in the future, with in ternational help, but hasnt said how. Israel views the tunnels, used by Hamas for launch ing attacks, as a major threat. Only 17 of the more than 30 tunnels discovered so far have been demolished, sug gesting that Israeli troops will need to remain in Gaza in coming days. Israeli warplanes also have hit a wide range of targets in Gaza, including the homes of Hamas leaders and sites with no apparent connection to the group, such as a charity car ing for the disabled. The Israe li military largely has refused to explain why specic targets were chosen, even as the Unit ed Nations says 75 percent of the dead have been civilians. Israel ended its last ground offensive in Gaza in 2009 by withdrawing unilaterally and could end the current opera tion in the same way. In such a scenario, Israel would avoid prolonged negotiations over easing the Gaza closure. It could hope to win sever al years of quiet on the Gaza border, similar to the calm following its 2006 bombing of Lebanon that deterred that countrys Hezbollah militia from cross-border attacks. However, Israeli media say Israel is also consider ing expanding the opera tion if Hamas continues r ing rockets. GAZA FROM PAGE A1 ABDELJALIL BOUNHAR / AP Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators hold banners and shout slogans during a protest against the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, in the streets of Casablanca, Morocco, on Sunday. countries acting alone on a global problem. The contribution of this exported pollution to global warming is not something the admin istration wants to mea sure, or even talk about. This is the single big gest aw in U.S. climate policy, said Roger Mar tella, the former gener al counsel at the Envi ronmental Protection Agency under President George W. Bush. Although the ad ministration is moving forward with climate change regulations at home, we dont consid er how policy decisions in the United States im pact greenhouse gas emissions in other parts of the world. Over the past six years, American ener gy companies have sent more coal than ever be fore to other parts of the world, in some cas es to places with more lax environmental stan dards. The consequence: This global shell game makes the U.S. ap pear to be making more progress than it is on global warming. Thats because it shifts some pollution and the burden for cleaning it up onto other coun tries balance sheets. Energy exports bit by bit are chipping away at gains we are making on carbon dioxide domes tically, said Shakeb Af sah, an economist who runs an energy consult ing rm in Bethesda, Maryland. As companies look to double U.S. coal ex ports, with three new terminals along the West Coast, Ameri ca could be fueling de mand for coal when many experts say that most fossil fuels should remain buried to avert the most disastrous ef fects of climate change. But the administra tion has resisted calls from governors in Washington and Ore gon to evaluate and dis close such global fall out, saying that if the U.S. didnt supply the coal, another country would. White House ofcials say U.S. coal has a neg ligible global footprint and reducing coals use worldwide is the best way to ease glob al warming. The U.S. in 2012 accounted for 9 percent of worldwide coal exports, the latest data available. There may be a very marginal increase in coal exports caused by our climate poli cies, said Rick Duke, Obamas deputy cli mate adviser, in an in terview with The Asso ciated Press. Given that coal sup ply is widely available from many sources, our time is better spent working on leading to ward a global commit ment to cut carbon pol lution on the demand side. Guidance drafted by White House of cials in 2010 did outline how broadly agencies should look at carbon emissions from U. S. projects. Four years lat er, that guidance is still under review. They have sat on their hands, said George Kimbrell, a se nior attorney for the Center for Food Safety, which has sued the ad ministration over this delay. COAL FROM PAGE A1 PATRICK SEMANSKY / AP Train cars containing coal roll into an unloading facility at Dominion Terminal Associates coal terminal in Newport News, Va.

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Monday, July 28, 2014 DAILY COMMERCIAL A3 Area Briefs www.dailycommercial.com ... and well share it with our readers. Some of our best story ideas and photos come from our readers. So dont hesitate to share your youth activities, awards, accomplishments, festivals, charity events and other things that make our communities special. And dont overlook those family milestones birthdays, engagements, marriages, business promotions and military news. Just email your photos and news to ... pamfennimore@dailycommercial.com IF YOU SEE NEWS HAPPENING, RECORD IT MT. PLYMOUTH Pedestrian run over along State Road 46 A 20-year-old Longwood man walking along State Road 46 east of Mt. Plymouth died Saturday night when he was run over by an alleged drunk driver, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The accident happened about 10:17 p.m. near the intersection of Wekiva River Road. The pedestrian, Conrad Berry, for some reason was standing in the eastbound lane when he was struck by a 2004 Acura driven by Robert Wenrick, 43, of DeBary. The impact threw Berry onto the grass shoul der of the road, where he was pro nounced dead, the FHP said. Wenrick, president of R.F.W Construction in Longwood, was charged with DUI and failure to submit to a breath test. He remained in the Lake County jail Sunday in lieu of $52,250 bond. MOUNT DORA Artisans on Fifth to host Art & Ends on the Edge sale Art & Ends on the Edge, the rst annual sale of discounted artwork from the artists at Artisans on Fifth, 134 E. Fifth Ave. in downtown Mount Dora, will run through the month of August. An opening reception for the free event is from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 8 and will coincide with Mount Doras 2nd Friday Art Stroll. The co-op features the work of more than 22 local artists represent ing a broad range of mediums, such as sculpture, painting and jewelry. Regular hours at the gallery are Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, go to www.arti sansonfth.com. SORRENTO Library will host hurricane preparedness seminar Spencer Kostas from Lake County Emergency Management is the guest for this hurricane prepared ness seminar at 10 a.m. Aug. 4 at the East Lake County Library, 31340 County Road 437 in Sorrento. Kostas will cover topics on weath er terminology, hurricane forecasts, emergency supply kits, evacuation, emergency contingency planning and others. Informational brochures also will be offered for guests and ve NOAA weather radios will be given away as door prizes. For directions and information, call 352-383-9980 or go to www.my lakelibrary.org. MOUNT DORA Library expo salutes romance novels Contemporary, historical, inspira tional, paranormal and regency ro mance novels will be featured in the Reading Romance Expo on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the W. T. Bland Public Library. Join fans and meet romance au thors in the library for the free pro gram. There will be rafes for prizes. For information, go to www.my lakelibrary.org or call the library at 352-735-7180, ext. 5. State & Region NEWS EDITOR SCOTT CALLAHAN scott.callahan@dailycommercial.com 352-365-8203 ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.com The city of Clermont, along with the Clermont Police Department and other law enforcement agencies throughout Lake County, are preparing for the communitys second annual National Night Out. The community-wide event was a hit last August and drew more than 5,000 people to Waterfront Park. This year, Police Chief Charles Broadway said he expects even more people this year, rain or shine, from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Water front Park, 330 Third St. The events purpose, Broadway said, is to bring the community and local law enforcement ofcials together, because working together is the key to a saf er city. Last year was very suc cessful and were look ing for another awesome event this year, he said. Whats so cool is that the event brings the commu nity together with all facets of law enforcement, so that collectively and collabora tively, we can take a stance against crime, educate and Clermont prepares for Night Out PHOTOS BY DOUG FINGER / HALIFAX MEDIA GROUP ABOVE: Besana Ross, an ultrasound technician at the Gourmet Rodent, uses ultrasound to look for eggs. BELOW: Mike Layman, co-owner of the Gourmet Rodent, holds a leopard gecko at his reptile-rearing facility in Newberry. ERIN JESTER Halifax Media Group L ess than a mile from downtown Newberry, hid den almost in plain sight, sits a group of unmarked gray ware house buildings that contain either endless wonders or the stuff of nightmares, de pending on how you feel about snakes. The Gourmet Rodent, estab lished in 1986, is a 56,000-square-foot in door reptile farm that houses 70,000 reptiles at any time, most of them snakes. The compound boasts a hundred different species of snakes, lizards, tor toises and other scaly critters, plus a few dozen scorpions, said co-owner Mike Lay man, who bought the business from the original owners with his wife, Betsy, in May. The business also ships frozen feed er rodents hence the name of the busi ness which, while its less fascinating than the snake-breed ing part, accounts for about half of the com panys revenue, Lay man said. In decades past, Layman said, reptile Huge reptile farm is global snake supplier ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.com Two highly decorated veterans of the United States military were sworn in as new street ofcers last week by Clermont police. We are proud to hire two united States veterans who have served their country and are now ready to serve the Clermont community in extraor dinary ways, Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway said of of cers De-Sean Satcher and Jimmie Harper. Satcher, who was born and raised in Gaines ville, served in the Army from 2005-09 and in the Army Reserves from 2009-12. Upon his hon orable discharge, Satcher had obtained the follow ing commendations and awards: Army Good Con duct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Army Ser vice Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (second award) and the Driver and Mechanic Badge. Harper, who was born in Cleveland, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served CLERMONT Decorated veterans join police force SATCHER HARPER Everyone who lives in Lake County has stake in this, Lake County School Board Member Bill Mathias said of a public education summit he helped to organize this Tuesday in Leesburg. Leesburg community and busi ness leaders are joining with Lake County Schools to host the sum mit, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Leesburg Community Building on Dixie Avenue. Robert Sargent, spokesman for the city of Lees burg, said in a press release that the summit is a unique oppor tunity for people to share ideas with top educators and to encour age more community support for schools. Among those attending will be Lake County Schools Superin tendent Dr. Susan Moxley, Chief AUSTIN L. MILLER Halifax Media Group A Summereld couple was the vic tim of a home invasion robbery ear ly Saturday morning by an intruder who used a baseball bat to beat one of them. The robber also took pills from the battered man, Marion Coun ty sheriffs deputies said. The victims told Marion County sheriffs deputies they heard a loud banging at the front door and looked to see who it was through a window next to the door. SUMMERFIELD Robbery victim beaten with bat LEESBURG Education summit planned Tuesday Kenya Young wants noth ing more than to own a home for her family, she just needs a little help to reach her dream. Thats how a new home incubation program is pro viding hope for residents like Young while improving a neighborhood threatened with blight, Robert Sargent, spokesman for the city of Leesburg, said in a press re lease Friday. The city and Lake County Housing Services joined to gether to purchase and reno vate a group of 12 foreclosed apartments at Simmons and Mispah avenues in the Carv er Heights area of Leesburg. The property was convert ed into updated rentals. But unlike other public hous ing, all tenants will receive special nancial and edu cational guidance to build their lives and to guide them toward owning their own homes. I am really happy, the 35-year-old Young, whose four children range from LEESBURG Apartments provide hope for home ownership SUBMITTED PHOTO A foreclosed apartment is shown before renovations. SEE REPTILES | A4 SEE HOPE | A6 SEE SUMMIT | A6 SEE ROBBERY | A4 SEE NIGHT OUT | A6 SEE VETERANS | A4

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DORASu nr is e De nt al Tr i-D ent al r ff nt bb f Consul tat ion and Seco nd Op in ion No Ch ar ge!n t t NEW PA TIENT SPEC IAL COMPLETE SET OF X-RA YS (D0210) CLEANING BY HYGIENIST (D110) EX AMINA TION BY DO CTOR (D0150) SECOND OPINION$49Reg. $155(IN ABS ENCE OF GUM DISEA SE ) D00 2409 DEATH NOTICES Ola Mae Johnston Ola Mae Johnston, 72, of Webster, died Fri day, July 25, 2014. Rock er-Cusack Mortuary, Leesburg. Clemens A. Pankowski Clemens A. Pan kowski, 76, The Villag es, FL passed away on July 25, 2014 at Tusca ny Hospice House in Summereld, FL. Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus. com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/ Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wild wood. IN MEMORY breeders, especially those dealing in snakes, had a tendency to hide in the shadows because of the general publics queasy feeling toward slithery pets. But the Gourmet Ro dent is one of the two largest reptile suppli ers in the world, and Layman, 40, says hes in a place to help break down some of the stigma surrounding snakes. Weve got nothing to hide, he said. Layman grew up in South Florida and got his love of reptiles from his mother and grand mother, who were in volved with the Miami Serpentarium. (They) always just fascinated me, he said. I was always more in terested in reptiles than I was in dogs or cats, although he added hes a lover of furry crea tures as well. Not the case with Bet REPTILES FROM PAGE A3 sy Layman, who said she was terried of snakes to begin with but grew to accept them as her husband exposed her to them more and more. Nothing ate me in my sleep over the years, she said. Now, she even sports a snake tattoo, al though she still prefers her Great Dane, named Andre the Giant Dog. Layman started work ing at the Gourmet Ro dent in 2001, when original owners Bill and Marcia Brant were run ning the company on a smaller property out side Archer. The Gourmet Rodent moved to its larger, cur rent home in Newberry in 2006. Eventually, Layman said he hopes the busi ness, which occupies four warehouse build ings in a commercial park, will encompass the entire property. It already takes about 75 people to run the operation, including Laymans two sons, Matt and CJ, plus a ge neticist/biologist, ship pers, tank cleaners, people who feed the animals, people who breed the animals and a man named Besana Ross, who performs ul trasounds on female breeder snakes all day, every day. The Gourmet Rodent ships frozen rodents and living reptiles Mon day through Thursday to clients as far away as Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. The business also has an agreement with a national pet store chain, which Layman declined to name. The Gourmet Rodent sup plies all 1,200 of its stores. Trends in reptile keeping in different parts of the world keep the company busy rais ing multiple popular groups of snakes, Lay man said. For example, when ball pythons became the pet to have about a decade ago, he couldnt get anyone to buy snakes like the Mexican black king snake, which falls into the colubridae family with other king snakes, corn snakes and rat snakes. But now that the col ubrid market is becom ing popular in Asia, Layman said he can barely raise the Mexi can black king snakes fast enough to keep up with demand. Snakes are bred inhouse, using natural se lective breeding, Lay man said. Theres no articial manipulation of the animals genetics by injection. From the time the eggs hatch, work ers keep track of the snakes feeding be havior, color and pat tern with meticulous color-coded notes stamped on their plas tic pans, which line shelves from oor to ceiling in most of the rooms in the Gourmet Rodents compound. Some snakes are identied as pets from the beginning. Oth ers might hatch with an unusual color ex pression or pattern and will be kept as breeders. Ball pythons, the most popular species bred on-site, have 3,000 recognized col or and pattern muta tions. In 2008, the Gour met Rodent became the rst to produce a mutation called the highway ball py thon, named for the broken yellow line running down the snakes back. The original high way ball python sold for $23,000. The price on those has since fallen, Lay man said, and most of the pythons he sells are still priced below a couple hun dred dollars. A few of the design er varieties, such as the honeybee and super gravel ball pythons, will still fetch $10,000 out of the egg. Some other spe cies are collected in the wild, then kept for some adjustment time before being sold as pets, such as cha meleons and Peters banded skinks, which come from Niger. Layman said if his colony of Peters banded skinks does well, it will be the largest captive-bred colony in the world. While the Gourmet Rodent is a for-prof it business, Layman said the most import ant rule of the com pany is that animals must be treated with respect and care. They didnt ask to be put in cages, he said, adding that he has red work ers for neglecting to feed mice and meal worms. Its our re sponsibility to treat them as well as we possibly can. Reptiles might not be everyones cup of tea, Layman said. Even within his family, who all work at the Gourmet Ro dent, he believes hes the only true herp er an affectionate term for reptile nerds. Still, he said, I cant imagine doing any thing else. DOUG FINGER / HALIFAX MEDIA GROUP Workers clean meal worm trays at the Gourmet Rodent reptile farm. One of the homeown ers mentioned seeing a person wearing layers of black clothing, a black mask and gloves kicking the bottom of the front door. The masked sus pect refused to say why he was there, deputies said. The stranger kicked out a window and jumped through it head rst, the victims said. Armed with a baseball bat, the male victim be gan hitting the masked man on the legs, but the robber managed to wrestle the bat from the homeowner and began beating him, deputies said. The robber then turned his attention to the woman but did not hit her, deputies said. The robber removed pills from the mans pocket and left the home, in the 14600 block of Southeast 87th Terrace Road, through the front door. The incident was re ported shortly after 1:30 a.m. ROBBERY FROM PAGE A3 from 2002-13. Upon his honorable discharge, he had obtained the fol lowing commendations and awards: Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, Air Force Out standing Unit Award with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Good Con duct Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Med al, Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Bor der, Air Force Longevity Service with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon, Small Arms Expert Marks manship Ribbon with 1 Service Star and the Air Force Training Ribbon. At a recent council meeting in Clermont, Broadway introduced the two ofcers to guests. Broadway said Satch ers goals with the Cl ermont Police Depart ment are to continue to be a mentor, help with community relations and inspire young men and women to become independent thinkers. Harpers goals, Broad way said, include using his vast experience to make a positive differ ence in the community. VETERANS FROM PAGE A3 From the time the eggs hatch, workers keep track of the snakes feeding behavior, color and pattern with meticulous colorcoded notes stamped on their plastic pans, which line shelves from floor to ceiling in most of the rooms in the Gourmet Rodents compound. Some snakes are identified as pets from the beginning. Others might hatch with an unusual color expression or pattern and will be kept as breeders.

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The Leesburg City Commission will vote on procedures for apartment operations and rentals at 5:30 p.m. today at City Hall. The apartments, which were purchased after foreclosure for $96,000, had been op erated with little or no management. The liv ing conditions were so bad that ceilings had collapsed, mold grew on the walls and some of the residents lived each day in impover ished conditions. The city and the coun ty split the $450,000 cost of renovations, x ing ceilings and walls, repairing plumbing and electrical wiring and in stalling new appliances, cabinets and air condi tioning systems. A list of potential ten ants is being assembled from people who quali fy for help through Lake County Housing Ser vices. The county will provide rent payment assistance through a voucher program fund ed from federal sources. HOPE FROM PAGE A3 SUBMITTED PHOTO The same foreclosed apartment is shown after renovations. Academic Ofcer Dr. David Christiansen, school board members and local school prin cipals from around Leesburg, the press re lease states. Community partic ipants include church leaders, ofcials from the city of Leesburg and the Leesburg Area Chamber of Com merce, as well as repre sentatives from various civic organizations. Parents and interest ed business people are encouraged to attend. According to Sar gent, local schools are challenged with in creasing educational requirements and lim ited funding for pro grams and facilities. Meanwhile, working families also have dif culty providing educa tional assistance from home. The purpose of the summit is to bring both sides together for the benet of stu dents, the press release states. Volunteers are needed to assist with school activities, and businesses help lend support. Mathias said repre sentatives from across the school district will share information about schools and lis ten to concerns from the community to help create solutions. They will be there to listen, to learn and to gather input, he said in the release. Mayor John Chris tian also played a big role in the event. I think the education summit is a big rst step for Leesburg and the school district to help our schools and to build community support, he said in the release. SUMMIT FROM PAGE A3 enhance the quality of life for all. Here in Clermont, we have 61 ofcers and, while they are all work ing hard to keep the community safe, they also rely on the residents. They are our eyes and ears out on the street. National Night Out, or Americas Night Out Against Crime, rst took place in 1984 in 400 communities in 23 states as an effort to pro mote involvement in crime prevention activ ities, police-community partnerships and neigh borhood camaraderie. It was meant to send a message that neigh borhoods are organized and ghting back. In Clermont, smaller events had been set up to commemorate the day by neighborhood groups through the police de partment, but Broadway wanted to involve the en tire community and/or county this year, hence the bigger venue. At the event, guests will be able to look at and sit in law enforce ment and emergency vehicles that will be on display as well as meet ofcers, reghters and paramedics from throughout the coun ty while enjoying free food tastings from local restaurants. The evening will feature music, guest speakers and demon strations, and various businesses will be repre sented to give people an idea of what is available in their community. In addition, a Kids Zone area with fun ac tivities for children and families, including a bounce house, will be set up. Following last years event, Herman Tiet gens, a volunteer with the Lake County Sher iffs Ofce Posse, said he has participated in similar events, but Cler monts inaugural event was the biggest one. For information, call 352-394-3500. NIGHT OUT FROM PAGE A3 BOONE, N.C. An American doctor infected with the dead ly Ebola disease received inten sive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condi tion, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said. Dr. Kent Brantly was being treated at a hospital in Monro via, Liberia. Brantly, 33, is the medical director for the North Carolina-based group Samari tans Purse. He had been working with the group in Liberia since October as part of the charitys post-residency program for doc tors, said Melissa Strickland, a spokeswoman for the group. We are hopeful, but he is cer tainly not out of the woods yet, she said. Early treatment improves a pa tients chances of survival and Strickland said Brantly recog nized his own symptoms and be gan receiving care immediately. The highly contagious virus is one of the most deadly diseases in the world. The World Health Organization said the outbreak is the largest ever recorded, kill ing more than 670 people in Li beria, Guinea and Sierra Leone since it began earlier this year. Health workers are at serious risk of contracting the disease, which spreads through contact with bodily uids. Photos of Brantly working in Liberia show him in white cov eralls made of a synthetic mate rial that he wore for hours a day while treating Ebola patients. There is no known cure for Eb ola, which begins with symp toms including fever and sore throat and escalates to vomiting, diarrhea and internal and exter nal bleeding. The WHO says the disease is not contagious until a person begins to show symptoms. Brantlys wife and children had been living with him in Liberia but ew home to the U.S. about a week ago, before the doctor started showing any signs of illness, Strickland said. They have absolutely shown no symptoms, she said. American doctor treated for Ebola SAMARITANS PURSE / AP Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritans Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia.

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Monday, July 28, 2014 DAILY COMMERCIAL A7 YOUR EDITORIAL BOARD STEVE SKAGGS ....................................... PUBLISHER TOM MCNIFF .................................. EXECUTIVE EDITOR SCOTT CALLAHAN ................................. NEWS EDITOR WHITNEY WILLARD .......................... COPY DESK CHIEF GENE PACKWOOD ..................... EDITORIAL CARTOONIST Voices www.dailycommercial.com The newspaper of choice for Lake and Sumter counties since 1875 EDITORIALS Editorials are the consensus opinion of the editorial board, not any individual. They are written by the editorial staff but are not signed. Local editorials are published Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. COLUMNS Columns are the opinion of the writer whose byline and picture appears with them. They do not necessarily reect the opinion of the newspaper, and are chosen to represent a diver sity of views. 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We retain the right to archive and republish any material submitted for publication. You can submit your letters by: Email (preferred) to: letters@dailycommercial.com By regular mail to: Voices P.O. Box 490007 Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 By fax to: 325-365-1951 Y esterday was my feast day, or as the Italians call it, my onomastico. Since I live in the United States, it went com pletely unnoticed. If I lived in It aly, however, I would have been showered with cards and phone calls. Thats because about 75 percent of the paesani, or coun trymen, are named after saints, and the other 25 percent are named Sal, which is short for Salvatore, which means savior. I think you can see why Italian obstetricians also need theolog ical degrees before theyre ad mitted to practice medicine. My patron was one of those Christian martyr chicks who died a virgin. This is evidence that it was an awful lot easier to become a saint in the olden days, when having a hard time getting a date for Saturday night put you on the fast track to canonization. Thats actually not fair to St. Chris, who suffered mightily for her faith in the third century. Her father, a crafty politician, wanted Chris tine to become a pagan prin cess (he must have been a sec ular humanist) but she refused, and was tortured for her devotion to the true faith. As the story goes, she was speared by hooks, grilled by re, assaulted by snakes, pierced by arrows, placed in a furnace, tied to a millstone and forced to listen to Miley Cyrus songs on a loop. (OK, Im not cer tain about the millstone.) Eventually, she died, and made into the litany of martyrs. Ironi cally, she is the protector of those who suffer from mental illness which begs the question, if your father turns you into a human shish kebab, why are you the pa tron saint of crazy? And yes, I am fully aware that some of you might be thinking I should be praying a little hard er for her intercession, given my political and social views. But frankly, Im not the only one. Lately, it seems as if many of us are mentally diseased and should be dropping to our knees seeking St. Christines assistance. Most obvious and egregious are those misguided fools who think Israel bears equal responsi bility with Hamas for the carnage in Gaza. To hear some tell it, Isra els insistence upon defending it self against a barrage of missiles is proof positive that it wants to annihilate the Palestinian peo ple when the opposite is true: Hamas is using its own gullible citizens to act as human shields, urging women and children to remain in Gaza so their bones and blood can be sacriced for a political vendetta. The truly insane aspect of this situation is the fact that an over whelming majority, nearly 80 percent of the population, sup port Hamas and its animating principle: the destruction of Is rael. Israel is not blameless in this generational battle due to her insistence on pursuing ille gal settlements. But this is so far outweighed by the Palestinian bloodlust for Israeli heads that there is, and can never be, a mor al equivalency between a state that sacrices its people for con tested lands and a government that warns its enemy civilians to ee before conducting bombing raids against them. Closer to home, we have the madness of those who, angry about breached or threatened national borders, mock people of conscience who try and fol low the dictates of their faith. As the Supreme Court showed us in the recent Hobby Lobby victo ry, deeply-held principles based on a belief in God deserve respect at all levels of society. One of the principles that crosses and con nects all of the great religions is compassion for the weak. When Glenn Beck channels his Mor mon faith and gathers convoys of food and clothing for foreign chil dren at the border, he is entitled to if not applause at least respectful silence. When Cardi nal Timothy Dolan follows the great Catholic principle of being my brothers keeper, hes ridi culed by Ann Coulter a self-styled nondenominational Christian for his efforts. Ann is entitled to her opinions, and I am entitled to think they are signs of a misan thropic pathology. Dont get me wrong, you can have earnest and legitimate op position to granting status to these children. But making fun of those who want to alleviate their pain? Madness. Political disagreements are not a sign of mental disease (unless you think Anthony Weiner or El liott Spitzer have a future as any thing other than punch lines. Then, my friend, a lobotomy is on order). But looking at Israelis as the aggressors in a dirty war, and rooting for immigrant kids to go hungry and feel the full effects of our righteous anger (when theyve felt far worse in their home countries) is wrong. And, frankly, sick. St. Christine has her work cut out for her. Christine M. Flowers is a lawyer and columnist for the Philadelphia Dai ly News. Readers may send her email at cowers1961@gmail.com. OTHER VOICES Christine M. Flowers MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Intercession badly needed in this mad world I nternational outrage over the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane over Ukraine on July 17 does not appear to have affected either the actions of pro-Russia forces in that country or the material support Russia is of fering the rebels. On Wednesday, the sepa ratists apparently shot down two Ukrainian warplanes ying near the border with Rus sia. Then on Thursday, the U.S. accused Rus sia of ring artillery from its territory into Ukraine. If Russia continues to abet the Ukrainian armed resistance, it must pay a price, as even European nations previously reluctant to im pose signicant sanctions are beginning to re alize. This week the Europeans moved toward expanding sanctions directed at Russian of cials and organizations linked to the rebel lion in eastern Ukraine, and they are consider ing following the lead of the U.S. and imposing sanctions against sectors of the Russian econ omy, including defense and energy. But some American politicians and policy makers would go beyond economic and dip lomatic efforts and provide the Ukrainian government with military support. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has implored the Obama ad ministration to give the Ukrainians weap ons with which to defend themselves. That would be a mistake. Its not clear that the Obama administration is seriously considering McCains advice. The U.S. has provided food, body armor and uni forms to Ukraine and has promised to deliver medical supplies and night-vision goggles as well. This week the Washington Times quoted a Pentagon spokesman as saying that the U.S. also planned to support the Ukrainian mili tary through subject-matter expert teams and long-term advisors. If by advisors the administration means computer experts and payroll managers, thats one thing. But deploying advisors who are military strategists or uniformed soldiers would be reckless and provocative. So would providing Ukraine with lethal weapons. A proxy war between the United States and Russia would be dangerous even if it didnt lead to a direct military confrontation be tween the two nuclear powers. It also would undermine Obamas insistence that the U.S., while it supports Ukraines sovereignty and independence, doesnt regard it as part of a Cold War chess game with Russia. Finally, although it obviously continues to en counter resistance, Ukraine is gradually gaining military control of rebel-held areas on its own. Russia could help end the ghting if it stopped its interference and incitement. As long as it re fuses to do so, the U.S. and its allies should keep up the pressure but stay off the battleeld. Distributed by MCT Information Services. A VOICE The Cold War needs to remain buried Classic DOONESBURY 1975 Dont get me wrong, you can have earnest and legitimate opposition to granting status to these children. But making fun of those who want to alleviate their pain? Madness. Political disagreements are not a sign of mental disease (unless you think Anthony Weiner or Elliott Spitzer have a future as anything other than punch lines. Then, my friend, a lobotomy is on order).

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SPORTS EDITOR FRANK JOLLEY 352-365-8268 Sports sports@dailycommercial.com B1 DAILY COMMERCIAL Monday, July 28, 2014 www.dailycommercial.com GOLF: Clark wins Canadian Open / B3 Race winner Vincenzo Nibali of Italy, wearing the overall leaders yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium of the Tour de France on Sunday in Paris. JEROME PREVEST / AP JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press PARIS Vincenzo Niba li won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the rst Italian in 16 years to triumph in cyclings great est race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains. The 29-year-old Sicil ian, who called himself a ag-bearer of anti-dop ing during the race, n ished in a bunch behind Marcel Kittel, who won the 21st stage in a sprint nish. Nibalis victory comes after the pre-race favorites 2013 champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador crashed out with inju ries in the rst half of this years Tour. Astana team leader Ni bali is only the sixth rid er to win all three Grand Tours France, Italy and Spain. The last Italian to win the Tour de France was Marco Pantani in 1998. After cruising in 24 sec onds after Kittel a Ger man who got his fourth stage win Nibali re ceived pats on the back, kissed his wife and in fant daughter, and was mobbed by cameras as race organizers hustled him away to prepare for the awards ceremony. Unbelievable, said Nibali dominates in mountains to win Tour de France SEE TOUR | B2 Nibali becomes first Italian in 16 years to win cyclings premier event. ROBERT BAKER / AP Jeff Gordon pits during the Brickyard 400 auto race on Sunday in Indianapolis. Jeff Gordon wins another Brickyard 400 JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer INDIANAPOLIS With a fth Brickyard 400 vic tory on the line Sunday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. Gordon nailed the nal restart of the race no given because restarts have been Gordons Achil les heel to pass Hen drick Motorsports team mate Kasey Kahne with 17 laps remaining at India napolis Motor Speedway. His power move from the outside lane past Kahne put Gordon out front for good, and he put in cruise control for a NA SCAR-record fth victo ry at historic Indy. The win came on the 20th an niversary celebration of Gordons win in the inau gural Brickyard 400, and on Jeff Gordon Day as declared by the Mayor of Indianapolis. The win moved Gordon into a tie with Michael Schumacher, whose ve Formula One victories at Indy had been the gold standard. God, I nally had the restart of my life, Gordon screamed on his radio. Hed botched one earlier in the race, and the fourtime NASCAR champi on has struggled with re starts for some years. SEE NASCAR | B2 PHOTOS BY MIKE GROLL / AP National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Tom Glavine, left, Bobby Cox and Greg Maddux, right, hold their plaques after an induction ceremony on Sunday at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, N.Y. Achieving immortality Led by Thomas, Glavine, Maddux, baseball greats inducted into Hall of Fame JOHN KEKIS Associated Press COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats. Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Torre and La Russa were in ducted into the baseball shrine Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their fami lies before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000. Im speechless. Thanks for having me in your club, Thomas said, getting emo tional as he remembered his late father. Frank Sr., I know youre watching. Without you, I know 100 percent I wouldnt be here in Coo perstown today. You always preached to me, You can be someone special if you real ly work at it. I took that to heart, Pop. Mom, I thank you for all the motherly love and sup port. I know it wasnt easy. The 46-year old Thomas, the rst player elected to the Hall who spent more than half of his time as a des ignated hitter, batted .301 with 521 home runs and 1,704 RBIs in a 19-year ca reer mostly with the Chica go White Sox. Hes the only player in major league his tory to log seven straight National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Joe Torre speaks during the induction ceremony in Cooperstown. CHRIS OMEARA / AP Rays Kevin Kiermaier (39) goes down in front of Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez on Sunday in St. Petersburg. ST. PETERSBURG David Ortizs three-run home run helped the Boston Red Sox end a vegame losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Ortizs 25th home run came off Chris Archer in the third inning after a walk and Dustin Pe droias ineld single. The loss ended the Rays Ortizs 3-run homer helps Red Sox end skid SEE RAYS | B2 SEE HALL | B2 ZACHARY HANKLE Special to the Daily Commercial The Leesburg Light ning scored nine runs in their nal two in nings Sunday to pick up a 10-6 win against Winter Park in the Flor ida Collegiate Summer League regular-season nale for both teams at Pat Thomas Stadi um-Buddy Lowe Field. With the win, Lees burg (18-17) avoided what wouldve been the second losing sea son in team histo ry and prevented the Diamond Dawgs (2517) from securing a share of the FCSL reg ular-season title. As they did Saturday, the Lightning came from behind to earn the win. Winter Park was cruising along with a 6-1 lead head ing into the seventh in ning, when Leesburg began its comeback with a run. In the eighth, the Lightning exploded with one of their biggest innings of the season, Leesburg rally tops Winter Park SEE FINALE | B2

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B2 DAILY COMMERCIAL Monday, July 28, 2014 SUN mon tu es we d thurs fri Sa tLeesbur g Lightning Jul y 27 -a ugust 2Best of 3 Game #37pmPlay-In Game #5 @ #47pmBest of 3 Game #17pmBest of 3 Game #27pmChampionship Game SundaySt Pet eWinter ParkHOME5pm FCSL STANDINGS W L .Pct GB Sanford 23 13 .639 Winter Park 25 17 .595 1 Winter Garden 22 18 .550 3 Leesburg 18 17 .514 4.5 DeLand 16 23 .410 8.5 College Park 9 25 .265 13 SUNDAYS GAMES Leesburg 10, Winter Park 6 College Park at DeLand, cancelled Winter Garden 7, Sanford 5 END OF REGULAR SEASON SCOREBOARD TV 2 DAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon MLB San Diego at Atlanta 7 p.m. ESPN Toronto at Boston 7:10 p.m. FS-Florida Miami at Miwaukee SOCCER 10 p.m. ESPN2 MLS, Los Angeles at Seattle NASCAR Sprint Cup-John Wayne Walding 400 Results Sunday At Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Ind. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (2) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 160 laps, 138.4 rating, 47 points. 2. (12) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 160, 116.8, 42. 3. (27) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 160, 109.4, 42. 4. (13) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 160, 104.1, 40. 5. (9) Joey Logano, Ford, 160, 109, 40. 6. (10) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 160, 132.7, 40. 7. (15) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 160, 104.4, 38. 8. (1) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 160, 114.6, 37. 9. (23) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 160, 83.2, 35. 10. (17) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 160, 89.7, 35. 11. (4) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 160, 88.9, 33. 12. (3) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 160, 85.3, 32. 13. (19) Greg Bife, Ford, 160, 71.9, 31. 14. (11) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 160, 91.9, 30. 15. (18) Carl Edwards, Ford, 160, 79, 29. 16. (16) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 160, 87.9, 29. 17. (6) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 160, 81.7, 27. 18. (36) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 160, 62.7, 26. 19. (5) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 160, 90.3, 25. 20. (24) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 160, 73.5, 24. 21. (41) Aric Almirola, Ford, 160, 64.2, 23. 22. (22) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 160, 67.9, 22. 23. (8) Juan Pablo Montoya, Ford, 160, 58.5, 21. 24. (21) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 160, 54.4, 20. 25. (25) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 160, 66.7, 19. 26. (28) Michael McDowell, Ford, 160, 51.8, 18. 27. (31) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 159, 58.2, 17. 28. (7) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 159, 69.7, 16. 29. (30) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 159, 44.2, 15. 30. (37) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 158, 41.1, 0. 31. (33) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 158, 48.5, 14. 32. (39) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 158, 35.5, 12. 33. (26) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 158, 34.8, 11. 34. (29) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 158, 47, 10. 35. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 158, 36.6, 9. 36. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 157, 40.9, 8. 37. (43) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 157, 34.5, 7. 38. (42) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 156, 29.9, 6. 39. (40) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 156, 26.9, 5. 40. (35) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 156, 24.8, 4. 41. (32) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 149, 34.2, 3. 42. (14) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, rear gear, 114, 67, 2. 43. (20) Trevor Bayne, Ford, accident, 96, 50, 0. CYCLING Tour de France Results Sunday At Paris 21st (Final) Stage 85.4 miles from Evry to the Champs-Elysees in Paris, with an early Category 4 climb followed by a mostly at ride, culminating with eight laps between Le Jardin des Tuileries and lArc de Triomphe 1. Marcel Kittel, Germany, Giant-Shimano, 3 hours, 20 min utes, 50 seconds. 2. Alexander Kristoff, Norway, Katusha, same time. 3. Ramunas Navardauskas, Lithuania, Garmin-Sharp, same time. 4. Andre Greipel, Germany, Lotto Belisol, same time. 5. Mark Renshaw, Australia, Omega Pharma-Quick-Step, same time. 6. Bernhard Eisel, Austria, Sky, same time. 7. Bryan Coquard, France, Europcar, same time. 8. Alessandro Petacchi, Italy, Omega Pharma-Quick-Step, same time. 9. Peter Sagan, Slovakia, Cannondale, same time. 10. Romain Feillu, France, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, same time. 11. Daniele Bennati, Italy, Tinkoff-Saxo, same time. 12. Arnaud Demare, France, FDJ.fr, same time. 13. Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium, BMC Racing, same time. 14. Adrien Petit, France, Codis, same time. 15. Sep Vanmarcke, Belgium, Belkin Pro Cycling, same time. 16. Daniel Oss, Italy, BMC Racing, same time. 17. Davide Cimolai, Italy, Lampre-Merida, same time. 18. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 4 seconds behind. 19. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, same time. 20. Johan Van Summeren, Belgium, Garmin-Sharp, same time. BASEBALL American League East W L Pct GB Baltimore 58 46 .558 Toronto 56 50 .528 3 New York 54 50 .519 4 Tampa Bay 51 54 .486 7 Boston 48 57 .457 10 Central W L Pct GB Detroit 57 45 .559 Kansas City 53 51 .510 5 Cleveland 52 53 .495 6 Chicago 51 55 .481 8 Minnesota 47 57 .452 11 West W L Pct GB Oakland 64 39 .621 Los Angeles 63 41 .606 1 Seattle 54 51 .514 11 Houston 42 63 .400 23 Texas 41 63 .394 23 Saturdays Games Toronto 6, N.Y. Yankees 4 Seattle 4, Baltimore 3 Tampa Bay 3, Boston 0 Chicago White Sox 7, Minnesota 0 Kansas City 7, Cleveland 5 Miami 7, Houston 3 Oakland 5, Texas 1 L.A. Angels 4, Detroit 0 Sundays Games Toronto 5, N.Y. Yankees 4 Boston 3, Tampa Bay 2 Minnesota 4, Chicago White Sox 3 Cleveland 10, Kansas City 3 Miami 4, Houston 2 L.A. Angels 2, Detroit 1 Baltimore 3, Seattle 2, 10 innings Oakland at Texas, late Todays Games Milwaukee (Lohse 11-4) at Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 6-8), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 8-10) at Boston (Buchholz 5-6), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 5-4) at Texas (Darvish 9-6), 8:05 p.m. Oakland (J.Chavez 8-6) at Houston (Oberholtzer 2-7), 8:10 p.m. National League All Times EDT East W L Pct GB Washington 57 45 .559 Atlanta 57 48 .543 1 Miami 51 53 .490 7 New York 50 55 .476 8 Philadelphia 46 59 .438 12 Central W L Pct GB Milwaukee 59 47 .557 St. Louis 56 48 .538 2 Pittsburgh 54 49 .524 3 Cincinnati 52 52 .500 6 Chicago 42 61 .408 15 West W L Pct GB Los Angeles 58 47 .552 San Francisco 57 47 .548 San Diego 46 58 .442 11 Arizona 45 60 .429 13 Colorado 43 60 .417 14 Saturdays Games St. Louis 6, Chicago Cubs 3 Cincinnati 1, Washington 0 Arizona 10, Philadelphia 6, 10 innings Miami 7, Houston 3 Milwaukee 5, N.Y. Mets 2 Atlanta 5, San Diego 3 Colorado 8, Pittsburgh 1 L.A. Dodgers 5, San Francisco 0 Sundays Games Washington 4, Cincinnati 2 Philadelphia 4, Arizona 2 Miami 4, Houston 2 N.Y. Mets 2, Milwaukee 0 St. Louis 1, Chicago Cubs 0 Pittsburgh 7, Colorado 5 Atlanta 8, San Diego 3 L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, late Todays Games San Diego (Lane 0-0) at Atlanta (E.Santana 9-6), 12:10 p.m. Arizona (C.Anderson 6-4) at Cincinnati (Bailey 8-5), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 11-4) at Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 6-8), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (A.Burnett 6-9) at N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 9-8), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 6-5) at Miami (Eovaldi 5-6), 7:10 p.m. Colorado (Flande 0-2) at Chicago Cubs (Wada 0-1), 8:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Worley 3-1) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 127), 10:15 p.m. Tuesdays Games Arizona at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. St. Louis at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. GOLF The Senior Open Championship Leading Scores Sunday At Royal Porthcawl Golf Club Bridgend, Wales Purse: $2 million Yardage: 7,021; Par: 71 Final a-amateur Bernhard Langer 65-66-68-67 266 Colin Montgomerie 72-66-72-69 279 Rick Gibson 70-71-66-75 282 Barry Lane 72-69-69-72 282 Tom Pernice Jnr 78-64-70-70 282 Scott Dunlap 71-73-65-75 284 Bob Tway 67-73-68-76 284 Miguel Angel Jimenez 74-69-74-68 285 Kirk Triplett 72-72-71-70 285 Russ Cochran 74-73-67-72 286 Tom Watson 74-66-69-77 286 Esteban Toledo 73-72-69-73 287 Fred Couples 71-71-68-78 288 Miguel Angel Martin 74-69-69-76 288 Bruce Vaughan 73-69-73-73 288 Dan Forsman 72-73-74-70 289 Jeff Sluman 73-71-67-78 289 Chris Williams 68-70-71-80 289 Roger Chapman 75-73-73-69 290 Steve Pate 75-68-70-77 290 Jamie Spence 71-77-75-68 291 Rod Spittle 76-73-72-70 291 Paul Wesselingh 75-73-71-72 291 Mark Mouland 74-69-75-73 291 David Frost 71-76-71-73 291 Jeff Hart 71-74-72-74 291 Peter Fowler 71-72-73-75 291 Olin Browne 72-72-70-77 291 Fred Funk 74-72-74-72 292 Michael Allen 75-72-73-72 292 Marc Farry 76-71-72-73 292 David J Russell 77-71-69-75 292 Mike Goodes 75-70-70-77 292 LPGA International Crown Results At Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills, Md. Purse: $1.6 million Yardage: 6,628; Par: 71 Sunday Overall Standings: Spain 15, Sweden 11, South Korea 10, Japan 10, Thailand 9. Eliminated: United States 6, Taiwan 4, Australia 3. Singles Inbee Park, South Korea, def. Caroline Hedwall, Sweden, 4 and 2. Pornanong Phatlum, Thailand, def. I.K. Kim, South Ko rea, 1 up. Pernilla Lindberg, Sweden, def. Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand, 6 and 5. Carlota Ciganda, Spain, def. Na Yeon Choi, South Korea, 8 and 6. So Yeon Ryu, South Korea, def. Sakura Yokomine, Japan, 1 up. Beatriz Recari, Spain, def. Mikaela Parmlid, Sweden, 3 and 2. Anna Nordqvist, Sweden, def. Mamiko Higa, Japan, 3 and 2. Belen Mozo, Spain, def. Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand, 3 and 2. Mika Miyazato, Japan, def. Onnarin Sattayabanphot, Thai land, 3 and 1. Azahara Munoz, Spain, def. Ai Miyazato, Japan, 2 and 1. Saturday Fourball Pool A Standings: Spain 7, Thailand 7, United States 6, Taiwan 4. Spain 4, Taiwan 0 Carlota Ciganda and Azahara Munoz, Spain, def. Yani Tseng and Phoebe Yao, Taiwan, 6 and 5. Belen Mozo and Beatriz Recari, Spain, def. Candie Kung and Teresa Lu, Taiwan, 1 up. United States 2, Thailand 0 Cristie Kerr and Lexi Thompson, United States, def. Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand, 3 and 2. Pornanong Phatlum and Onnarin Sattayabanphot, Thailand, def. Paula Creamer and Stacy Lewis, United States, 1 up. Pool B Standings: Japan 8, Sweden 7, South Korea 6, Australia 3. Sweden 4, Australia 0 Caroline Hedwall and Anna Nordqvist, Sweden, def. Minjee Lee and Karrie Webb, Australia, 5 and 3. Pernilla Lindberg and Mikaela Parmlid, Sweden, def. Kather ine Kirk and Lindsey Wright, Australia, 7 and 5. South Korea 2, Japan 2 Inbee Park and So Yeon Ryu, South Korea, def. Mamiko Higa and Mika Miyazato, Japan, 4 and 3. Ai Miyazato and Sakura Yokomine, Japan, def. Na Yeon Choi and I.K. Kim, South Korea, 3 and 2. Friday Fourball Pool A Standings: Thailand 5, United States 4, Taiwan 4, Spain 3. Thailand 4, Taiwan 0 Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand, def. Candie Kung and Teresa Lu, Taiwan, 3 and 2. Pornanong Phatlum and Onnarin Sattayabanphot, Thailand, def. Yani Tseng and Phoebe Yao, Taiwan, 1 up. United States 4, Spain 0 Cristie Kerr and Lexi Thompson, United States, def. Belen Mozo and Beatriz Recari, Spain, 3 and 2. Paula Creamer and Stacy Lewis, United States, def. Carlota Ciganda and Azahara Munoz, Spain, 2 up. Pool B Standings: Japan 6, South Korea 4, Sweden 3, Australia 3. Japan 3, Australia 1 Mamiko Higa and Mika Miyazato, Japan, def. Minjee Lee and Karrie Webb, Australia, 3 and 2. Ai Miyazato and Sakura Yokomine, Japan, halved Katherine Kirk and Lindsey Wright, Australia South Korea 2, Sweden 2 Caroline Hedwall and Anna Nordqvist, Sweden, def. Inbee Park and So Yeon Ryu, South Korea, 1 up. Na Yeon Choi and I.K. Kim, South Korea, def. Pernilla Lind berg and Mikaela Parmlid, Sweden, 1 up. Thursday Fourball Pool A Standings: Taiwan 4, Spain 3, Thailand 1, United States 0. Spain 3, Thailand 1 Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand, halved with Belen Mozo and Beatriz Recari, Spain. Carlota Ciganda and Azahara Munoz, Spain, def. Pornanong Phatlum and Onnarin Sattayabanphot, Thailand, 3 and 2. Taiwan 4, United States 0 Candie Kung and Teresa Lu, Taiwan, def. Paula Creamer and Cristie Kerr, United States, 4 and 3. Yani Tseng and Phoebe Yao, Taiwan, def. Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson, United States, 1 up. Pool B Standings: Japan 3, South Korea 2, Australia 2, Sweden 1 Japan 3, Sweden 1 Mamiko Higa and Ai Miyazato, Japan, halved with Caroline Hedwall and Anna Nordqvist, Sweden. Mika Miyazato and Sakura Yokomine, Japan, def. Pernilla Lindberg and Mikaela Parmlid, Sweden, 2 up. South Korea 2, Australia 2 Inbee Park and So Yeon Ryu, South Korea, def. Katherine Kirk and Lindsey Wright, Australia, 3 and 2. Minjee Lee and Karrie Webb, Australia, def. Na Yeon Choi and I.K. Kim, South Korea, 2 up. RBC Canadian Open Leading Scores Sunday At Royal Montreal Golf Club Montreal Purse: $5.7 million Yardage: 7,153; Par: 70 Final a-amateur Tim Clark (500), $1,026,000 67-67-64-65 263 Jim Furyk (300), $615,600 67-63-65-69 264 Justin Hicks (190), $387,600 66-67-70-64 267 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano (115), $235,600 67-67-69-66 269 Matt Kuchar (115), $235,600 69-65-70-65 269 Michael Putnam (115), $235,600 64-70-69-66 269 Graham DeLaet (88), $183,825 69-63-70-68 270 Dicky Pride (88), $183,825 66-71-70-63 270 Brad Fritsch (75), $153,900 72-68-67-64 271 Kevin Kisner (75), $153,900 70-69-68-64 271 Graeme McDowell (75), $153,900 68-65-70-68 271 Ben Curtis (57), $101,888 67-70-70-65 272 Joe Durant (57), $101,888 69-66-67-70 272 Ernie Els (57), $101,888 70-67-69-66 272 Retief Goosen (57), $101,888 69-67-69-67 272 Jamie Lovemark (57), $101,888 69-65-67-71 272 Troy Matteson (57), $101,888 70-68-67-67 272 Kyle Stanley (57), $101,888 65-67-68-72 272 Nick Watney (57), $101,888 66-68-71-67 272 Robert Allenby (49), $64,068 66-69-72-66 273 Matt Bettencourt (49), $64,068 67-70-68-68 273 Scott Brown (49), $64,068 67-66-69-71 273 Kevin Chappell (49), $64,068 72-67-68-66 273 Andres Romero (49), $64,068 71-68-67-67 273 William McGirt (45), $45,458 69-70-69-66 274 Scott Piercy (45), $45,458 72-65-71-66 274 Brandt Snedeker (45), $45,458 69-69-67-69 274 Will Wilcox (45), $45,458 68-68-69-69 274 Woody Austin (40), $37,050 68-70-71-66 275 Russell Knox (40), $37,050 72-66-69-68 275 Martin Laird (40), $37,050 71-66-70-68 275 Steve Marino (40), $37,050 69-69-70-67 275 Kittel, whose victories bookended this Tour. He won Stage 1 when Brit ish rival Mark Cavendish crashed out in the nal sprint. Nibali won four stages a feat not equaled by a Tour winner since Lance Armstrong won ve a decade ago. The Italian wore the yellow jer sey for all but two stages since Stage 1. His 7 minute, 37 second margin over runner-up Jean-Christophe Peraud equals that of Armstrong over Swiss rider Alex Zulle in 1999 a result nullied for doping. Before that, the biggest margin was that of Germanys Jan Ullrich: He beat sec ond-placed Richard Virenque by just over 9 minutes in 1997. Armstrong, Ullrich and Viren que were three of the big-name rid ers caught in nearly a generation of doping scandals in cycling. Arm strong, in the biggest scandal ever in the sport, admitted to doping and was stripped of his record sev en Tour titles. Nibali and many others in the peloton say that era is past. But his own victories in the 2010 Vuelta and the Italian Giro last year were tar nished by high-prole doping cases involving other riders. TOUR FROM PAGE B1 So when a late caution gave Gordon one last shot at Kahne, who dominat ed and led a race-high 70 laps, Gordon and his No. 24 team knew the driver was in control of his own des tiny. Crew chief Alan Gus tafson talked fuel mile age with the driver Gor don had enough to get to the nish, and Kahne was cutting it close but Gus tafson said nothing about the pressure looming over the nal restart. The restart is going to be the race, really, Gustafson conceded in a television interview moments before the eld went green. Nobody had any reason to worry as Gordon nailed it when he needed it most. Im not very good on re starts and wasnt very good today, and I nally made the restart of my life when it counted most, Gor don said in Victory Lane. I knew we had a great race car, we just needed to get out front. Kahne plummeted to fth after the restart, then ran out of gas on the nal lap and had to nurse his car home to a sixth-place n ish. Kyle Busch nished sec ond, 2.325 seconds behind Gordon, and was followed by Joe Gibbs Racing team mates Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth. Joey Logano was fth in the highest-nishing car from Team Penske, which brought Juan Pablo Mon toya to the race in an ef fort to get the win. Roger Penske has won a record 15 Indianapolis 500s, but is winless in the Brickyard. Montoya was never a factor and nished 23rd. Kyle Larson, who grew up a Gordon fan, nished seventh. NASCAR FROM PAGE B1 nine-game winning streak, their lon gest in 10 years and second-longest in franchise history. Ortizs homer was his fth in sev en games and his 29th at Tropicana Field, most among visiting players. It was the 456th of his career. Desmond Jennings drove in the Tampa Bays runs with a double off Boston starter Allen Webster in the third. Webster (1-0) pitched 5 1-3 innings in his major league season debut, giving up two runs on three hits and ve walks while striking out four. He left after Jackie Bradley caught Evan Longorias 400-foot line drive before crashing into the center eld wall in the sixth. Koji Uehara pitched the ninth for his 21st save, striking out the last three batters. Archer (6-6) gave up three runs, all on Ortizs home run, on six hits in six innings, losing for the rst time since June 24. The win was the rst of the season for the Red Sox at Tropicana Field, where they had lost ve straight. Pe droia and Daniel Nava had two hits each for the Red Sox, who did not have a hit over the last ve innings. RAYS FROM PAGE B1 seasons with a .300 aver age, 20 homers, 100 RBIs and 100 walks. Ever the diplomat as a manager, Torre somehow managed to assuage the most demanding of own ers in George Steinbrenner, maintaining his coolness amid all the Bronx craziness while keeping all those egos in check after taking over in 1996. The result: 10 division titles, six AL pennants and four World Series triumphs in 12 years as he helped re store the luster to baseballs most successful franchise and resurrected his own ca reer after three rings. Torre, the only man to amass more than 2,000 hits (2,342) and win more than 2,000 games as a manag er, was last to speak, and in closing delivered a familiar message. Baseball is a game of life. Its not perfect, but it feels like it is, said the 74-yearold Torre, who apologized afterward for forgetting to include the Steinbren ner family in his speech. Thats the magic of it. We are responsible for giving it the respect it deserves. Our sport is part of the Ameri can soul, and its ours to borrow just for a while. If all of us who love baseball and are doing our jobs, then those who get the game from us will be as proud to be a part of it as we were. And we are. This game is a gift, and I am humbled, very humbled, to accept its greatest honor. The day was a reunion of sorts for the city of Atlan ta. Glavine, Maddux and Cox were part of a remark able run of success by the Braves. They won an un precedented 14 straight di vision titles and made 15 playoff appearances, win ning the citys lone major professional sports title. Im truly humbled to stand here before you, Cox said. To Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and I have to mention the third mem ber of the big three John Smoltz I can honestly say I would not be stand ing here if it werent for you guys. HALL FROM PAGE B1 scoring eight runs on just ve hits. Kevin Olmeda, Kameron Esthay, Daniel Murray, Hank Truluck, Igor Baez and Matt Menard scored for the Lightning. Menard, in fact, scored twice and had the frames biggest blast, a three-run homer that closed out the scoring. Leesburg manager David Ther neau used six pitchers in the game in an effort keep as many as possi ble available for Tuesdays opening round of the playoffs. Trey Norris got the win in relief with a scoreless eighth. Esthay nished up with a spotless ninth inning. Casey Kopec took the loss for Winter Park (25-17). Kopec gave up eight runs in one inning of work. Offensively, the Lightning were led by Menard, who had two hits, two runs scored and four RBIs. Baez also had two of the Lightnings eight hits. Winter Park had 15 hits, led by Nate Ferrell with four hits and John Jones with three. As the leagues fourth-place team, the Lightning will host DeLand (1623) at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FCSL Play-In game at Pat Thomas Stadi um-Buddy Lowe Field. The winner of that game will advance to play Sanford in a best-of-three play off series with a berth in the FCSL Championship game at stake. The title tilt will take place on Aug. 3 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Admission to Tuesdays game is free. FINALE FROM PAGE B1

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Monday, July 28, 2014 DAILY COMMERCIAL B3 NFL FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer TAMPA Josh Mc Cown expects the Tam pa Bay Buccaneers to be better this season. Hes just reluctant to specu late how much. The 35-year-old quar terback is beginning his 13th NFL training camp, though its his rst as a teams project ed starter since he was with the Arizona Cardi nals in 2004. The Bucs signed the career backup, whos coming off the best season of his career, in March and new coach Lovie Smith is count ing on him to provide steady leadership for a mostly young offense that ranked 30th in scoring and dead last in passing and total yard age en route to a 4-12 nish a year ago. No bold predictions. Were just going to go out and play good foot ball and see where that leads us, McCown said. But I believe if we do the things were asked to do, what the coach es have laid out, I think well look up at the end of the year and nd our selves in a favorable po sition. Thats all we can do right now. The Bucs havent made the playoffs since 2007, and its been 12 years since they last won a postseason game. Smith, who led the Chicago three division titles, two NFC cham pionship games and one Super Bowl appear ances during a success ful nine-year run that ended after the 2012 season, was hired to change that trend. McCown is condent hes the right quarterback to help Smith get the franchise turned around, even though its been a decade since a team en tered a season with him atop the depth chart. He started 13 of 14 games he played with the Cardinals in 2004. Hes made 22 starts to tal since that season, in cluding ve while ll ing in for an injured Jay Cutler with Chicago in 2013. PAUL CHIASSON / THE CANADIAN PRESS Tim Clark of South Africa kisses the championship trophy after winning the Canadian Open on Sunday in Montreal. GOLF McCown: Bucs are coming together PHELAN M. EBENHACK / AP Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown (12) throws a pass as Mike Glennon (8) looks on during training camp on Friday in Tampa. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Associated Press NEW YORK Di oner Navarro hit a goahead single with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied after wasting three leads to beat the New York Yankees 5-4 Sunday for their rst se ries win in the Bronx in nearly two years. Toronto hadnt taken a series against the Yan kees in New York since Aug. 27-29, 2012, the last time the Blue Jays had won on the road against the AL East ri val. With the win, the Blue Jays left town with a one-game lead over the Yankees for the sec ond AL wild card. Juan Francisco hom ered off Shane Greene leading off the fth to put Toronto up 2-0. But Chase Headley hit his rst homer with the Yankees, off J.A. Happ, and two pitches lat er Francisco Cervelli hit his rst homer in 15 months to tie it in the sixth. Blue Jays 5, Yankees 4 Toronto New York ab r h bi ab r h bi Reyes ss 5 1 2 0 Gardnr lf 4 1 1 0 MeCarr rf-lf 5 0 2 0 Jeter ss 3 0 1 0 Bautist 1b-rf 4 1 0 1 Ellsury cf 3 1 0 0 DNavrr c 5 0 1 1 Beltran dh 3 0 1 1 DJhnsn dh 4 1 1 0 McCnn 1b 4 0 1 1 ClRsms cf 2 1 1 1 Headly 3b 4 1 1 1 Kawsk 2b-3b 3 0 2 1 Cervelli c 4 1 1 1 JFrncs 3b-1b 4 1 1 1 ZeWhlr rf 3 0 1 0 Gose lf 2 0 1 0 ISuzuki ph 1 0 0 0 StTllsn ph-3b 1 0 1 0 Ryan 2b 3 0 0 0 Goins ph-2b 1 0 0 0 Totals 36 5 12 5 Totals 32 4 7 4 Toronto 100 011 011 5 New York 000 021 010 4 EBetances (2). DPToronto 1, New York 1. LOB Toronto 9, New York 4. 2BMe.Cabrera (28), Col. Rasmus (12). HRJ.Francisco (16), Headley (1), Cervelli (1). SBBautista (5), Gose (10). SJeter. SFKawasaki. IP H R ER BB SO Toronto Happ 5 1 / 3 4 3 3 2 3 Cecil BS,2-6 2 / 3 1 0 0 0 1 Aa.Sanchez W,1-0 2 2 1 1 0 0 Janssen S,16-18 1 0 0 0 0 1 New York Greene 5 1 / 3 8 3 3 2 2 Huff 2 / 3 2 0 0 0 0 Betances 1 2 / 3 0 1 0 2 1 Warren 1 / 3 0 0 0 0 1 Dav.Robertson L,1-3 1 2 1 1 0 0 Huff pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. UmpiresHome, Joe West; First, Marty Foster; Sec ond, Rob Drake; Third, Alan Porter. T:22. A,063 (49,642). CARDINALS 1, CUBS 0 CHICAGO Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings and Matt Holliday hit a solo homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory and a series win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. The Cardinals won two of the three games at Wrigley Field in the weekend set. The Cubs have not won a home series since taking two of three from the Miami Marlins June 6-8. Wainwright allowed ve hits and walked three during his seven innings. It was a far cry from his previous out ing when he allowed six runs (four earned) in 4? innings against the Tampa Bay Rays last Tuesday. Kevin Siegrist worked the eighth and Trevor Rosenthal pitched the ninth for his 32nd save in 36 chances. Cubs rookie Kyle Hen dricks (1-1) allowed just one run on seven hits in 6 innings. Cardinals 1, Cubs 0 St. Louis Chicago ab r h bi ab r h bi MCrpnt 3b 4 0 3 0 Bonifac 2b 4 0 0 0 Wong 2b 4 0 1 0 Alcantr cf 4 0 1 0 Hollidy lf 4 1 2 1 Rizzo 1b 4 0 2 0 MAdms 1b 4 0 0 0 SCastro ss 4 0 0 0 JhPerlt ss 4 0 1 0 Valuen 3b 4 0 1 0 Przyns c 4 0 1 0 Coghln lf 3 0 1 0 Tavers rf 3 0 1 0 Castillo c 4 0 1 0 Jay cf 2 0 0 0 Sweeny rf 1 0 0 0 Wnwrg p 3 0 0 0 Hndrck p 2 0 0 0 Siegrist p 0 0 0 0 Wrght p 0 0 0 0 Rosnthl p 0 0 0 0 Schrhlt ph 1 0 0 0 Strop p 0 0 0 0 HRndn p 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 1 9 1 Totals 31 0 6 0 St. Louis 100 000 000 1 Chicago 000 000 000 0 DPSt. Louis 1, Chicago 3. LOBSt. Louis 5, Chicago 7. 2BPierzynski (1), Castillo (14). HRHolliday (10). IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis Wainwright W,13-5 7 5 0 0 3 3 Siegrist H,13 1 0 0 0 0 0 Rosenthal S,32-36 1 1 0 0 0 1 Chicago Hendricks L,1-1 6 1 / 3 7 1 1 0 2 W.Wright 2 / 3 1 0 0 0 0 Strop 1 1 0 0 0 1 H.Rondon 1 0 0 0 0 1 HBPby W.Wright (Jay). UmpiresHome, Mike Winters; First, Andy Fletcher; Second, Mike Muchlinski; Third, Mark Wegner. T:41. A,256 (41,072). MARLINS 4, ASTROS 2 HOUSTON Gar rett Jones and Marcell Ozuna homered to lead the Miami Marlins over the Houston Astros 4-2 Sunday and complete a three game sweep. Jones homer capped a three-run rst for the Marlins, and Ozu na padded the lead with his solo shot in the sixth. Miami has won seven of eight following a six-game skid. Jacob Turner (4-6) al lowed one run and six hits in 5 2-3 innings to win his second start since moving from the bullpen. Steve Cishek allowed one run in the ninth before getting his 26th save in 29 chances. Houstons Collin McHugh (4-9), back from a disabled list stint caused by a nger blis ter, made his rst start since July 6 and gave up four runs and seven hits 6 1-3 innings with nine strikeouts. Jose Altuve hit a lead off homer and Jon Sin gleton had a solo drive in the ninth for the As tros, who have lost ve in a row and eight of 10. Marlins 4, Astros 2 Miami Houston ab r h bi ab r h bi Yelich lf 3 1 1 0 Altuve 2b 4 1 3 1 Vldspn rf 3 1 1 1 MGnzlz ss 4 0 1 0 Stanton dh 4 0 0 0 Carter lf 4 0 0 0 McGeh 3b 3 0 0 1 JCastro dh 4 0 0 0 GJones 1b 4 1 1 1 MDmn 3b 4 0 1 0 Ozuna cf 4 1 2 1 Singltn 1b 2 1 1 1 Solano 2b 4 0 1 0 Corprn c 4 0 0 0 Hchvrr ss 3 0 1 0 Krauss rf 2 0 1 0 Mathis c 4 0 1 0 Grssmn ph-rf 2 0 0 0 KHrndz cf 3 0 0 0 Totals 32 4 8 4 Totals 33 2 7 2 Miami 300 001 000 4 Houston 100 000 001 2 EOzuna (3). DPMiami 1. LOBMiami 6, Houston 6. 3BValdespin (1). HRG.Jones (11), Ozuna (16), Al tuve (4), Singleton (7). SBAltuve (42). SValdespin, Hechavarria. SFMcGehee. IP H R ER BB SO Miami Ja.Turner W,4-6 5 2 / 3 6 1 1 2 4 Da.Jennings H,3 1 / 3 0 0 0 0 0 Hatcher H,3 1 0 0 0 0 1 Morris H,11 1 0 0 0 0 2 Cishek S,26-29 1 1 1 1 0 2 Houston McHugh L,4-9 6 1 / 3 7 4 4 1 9 D.Downs 1 / 3 0 0 0 1 1 J.Buchanan 2 1 / 3 1 0 0 0 4 UmpiresHome, Todd Tichenor; First, Ron Kulpa; Sec ond, Ed Hickox; Third, Pat Hoberg. T:00. A,858 (42,060). Novarros hit in ninth leads Jays to 5-4 win over Yanks, Greene TENNIS MATT WINKELJOHN Associated Press ATLANTA Top-seeded John Isner overpowered Dudi Sela on Sunday to successful defend his Atlanta Open title, blowing serve after serve past the 5-foot9 Israeli player in a 6-3, 6-4 victory. Serving for the match, the 6-foot-10 Isner fell behind 30-0 before Sela sent a backhand into the net, and then watched almost help lessly as the American ripped three straight aces for the win. Isner nished with 15 aces to Selas two. Ranked 12th, Isner has won two of his nine career titles in Atlan ta, where he also lost to Mardy Fish in the 2010 and 2011 nals and to eventual champi on Andy Roddick in the 2012 seminals. In running his Atlanta record to 16-3, the for mer University of Geor gia star had the crowd on his side on a 92-de gree afternoon under bright sun. Isner served beyond 140 mph on several oc casions, while Sela was in the 115 mph range. Isner also crushed Selas second serves, which often traveled at around 80 mph, to win 61 per cent of Selas second serves. Sela was playing in just his second ATP nal after losing to Rod dick in Beijing in 2008. Isner earned $103,100, and Sela made $54,300. American Jack Sock and Canadian Vasek Po spisil won the doubles title. Sock and Pospisil, the Wimbledon doubles winners three weeks ago in their rst tour nament together, beat Americans Steve John son and Sam Querrey 6-3, 5-7, 10-5. Associated Press MONTREAL Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing ve of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victo ry over Jim Furyk. Clark closed with a 5-under 65 at rainy Royal Montreal for his second PGA Tour vic tory. The 38-year-old South African player also won the 2010 Play ers Championship. Furyk, the two-time Canadian Open cham pion who took a threestroke lead into the nal round, nished with a 69. The 44-yearold American matched Clark with a birdie on the par-3 17th and a par on the par-4 18th. On No. 18, Clark left a 45-foot birdie putt about 6 feet short, and Furyk missed left on a 12-footer. INTERNATIONAL CROWN OWINGS MILLS, Md. Carlota Cigan da breezed to an early victory to set the tone and Spain won all four of its singles match es to capture the in augural International Crown. Sweden nished second in the eightteam tournament. The top-seeded Unit ed States was among three teams eliminat ed Saturday, leaving ve countries and 20 players to compete for the trophy. Fifth-seeded Spain began the nal round tied for second behind Japan, but Ciganda immediately gave the Spaniards a boost by beating Na Yeon Choi of South Korea 8 and 6. Beatriz Recari followed with a 3-and-2 victo ry over Mikaela Parm lid of Sweden, and Bel en Mozo clinched the tournament title with a 3-and-2 win over Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand. SENIOR BRITISH OPEN BRIDGEND, Wales Bernhard Langer ran away with the Se nior British Open for his fourth senior ma jor title, nishing a Champions Tour-re cord 13 strokes ahead of Scotlands Colin Montgomerie. Langer broke the Champions Tour re cord for margin of vic tory of 12 set by Hale Ir win in the 1997 Senior PGA, and matched the tournament record for relation to par set by Tom Watson at Turn berry in 2003. The victory was Langers fourth of the season and 22nd over all on the 50-and-over tour. Isner wins second straight Atlanta title DAVID TULIS / AP John Isner, of the United States, clenches his st in victory after defeating Dudi Sela, of Israel, 6-3, 6-4 in the singles nal at the Atlanta Open tennis tournament on Sunday in Atlanta. Clark rallies to win Canadian open

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Living Healthy Send your health news to features @dailycommercial.com 352-365-8203 C1 DAILY COMMERCIAL Monday, July 28, 2014 HPV: More girls in the United States now getting vaccine / C3 Health check www.dailycommercial.com TAVARES YMCA to host functional flexibility health lecture Maintaining a exible body is es sential to living a full and productive life. This lecture at 9 a.m. on Tuesday will help guests learn different ways to ensure that their body is exible with Jim Bronson, LMT instructing. The lecture is a Partners in Health free senior program, and will be held at the Golden Triangle YMCA, 1465 David Walker Drive. For information, call 352-3431144 or email GoldenTriangleYM CA@cfymca.org. TAVARES Sprint triathlon training held at Golden Triangle YMCA Feel healthier and be stronger at this novice level-and-up sprint tri athlon training, Tuesday through Sept. 4, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. Distance specications for the sprint triathlon are 500-yard swim, 15-mile bike and 5K run. Space is limited to 15 persons and the fee is $125 per person for 12 sessions. Reg ister at the membership desk at the Golden Triangle YMCA, 1465 David Walker Drive. For information, call 352-3431144 or email kkay@cfymca.org. LAKE COUNTY Breastfeeding Awareness Week begins Friday The Lake County Health Depart ment offers three informational support groups that meet monthly for parents at different locations in Lake County. Support group meetings will take place at the Clermont WIC Ofce, 560 W. Desoto St.; Leesburg WIC of ce, 1905 Grifn Road and at the Umatilla WIC ofce, 249 E. Collins St. For information, call 352-771-5563. THE VILLAGES Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group to meet Dr. Jeffrey Brabham, M.D., radi ation oncologist at Florida Hospi tal Waterman in Tavares, is the guest for this meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 6, at the Laurel Manor Recreation Center, 1985 Laurel Manor Drive. Meetings are free and open to all men, their spouses, family members and friends. For information, call 352-2599433 or 352-446-4194. LAKE COUNTY AARP to hold driver safety course for adults The AARP Driver Safety Programs Smart Driver course helps partici pants rene their skills and develop safer and smarter driving habits in a six-hour curriculum. Upon com pletion of the course, Florida drivers age 50 or older may be eligible for insurance discounts. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members, and in cludes workbooks and a completion certicate. Payment must be made by check to AARP. No cash or credit cards will be accepted. The two-day course will be offered at the following locations: Aug. 4 and 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Leesburg Se nior Center, 1211 Penn St. in Lees burg. To register call 352-326-3540; Aug. 4 and 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at the W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St., in Mount Dora. Regis ter by calling 352-735-7180; August 4 and 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cl ermont Arts and Recreation Center, 3700 S. U.S. Highway 27 in Clermont. Call 352-394-0250 to register. ERIC BOODMAN MCT A sha Patel knows more about what goes into your lungs than you do. Every weekday at 8 a.m., the re searcher climbs onto the roof of Al legheny General Hospital, in Pitts burgh, to check a machine called a Burkard Spore Trap. It looks like a cross between a praying mantis and a weather vane. As it rotates in the wind, it sucks air onto a strip of tape that Patel has painted with pe troleum jelly. The particles oat ing through the air may be invisible to the rest of us, but when they get caught on that sticky surface, Patel looks at them under a microscope and knows exactly what they are. She is in charge of Pittsburghs daily pollen and spore count, which she emails out to allergists, their patients and weather channels. As many as 50 million Americans suf fer from environmental allergies, according to the American College of Asthma, Allergies and Immu nology, and the pollen and spores that Patel measures are among the main culprits. Avoiding these parti cles is impossible, so we spray ste roids up our noses, take pills, squirt eye drops and go to the doctor for allergy shots. Now, we can also re shape our immune system with al lergy tablets that dissolve under the tongue, with brand names Rag witek, Grastek and Oralair. These drugs were approved by the FDA in April and May, and while they could change the landscape of allergy treatment in America, some doctors are skeptical about how useful they are in their current form. Allergists explain that each kind of pollen or spore that Patel identies under her microscope ts perfectly into antibodies on a patients mast cells, a kind of white blood cell. Its like a hand in a glove, says Andrej Petrov, an allergist at UPMC. Deborah Gentile, an allergist at AGH, added that these Y-shaped an tibodies are called immunoglobu lin-E, and that they exist to help us ght off parasites. In the developing world, bodies contain armies of IgE, all waging a war on tropical bugs. In industrialized countries like the U.S., the relatively low concentra tions of parasites should mean that our bodies have only tiny amounts of IgE. But in allergic bodies, the im mune system mistakes something harmless for a parasite. When a par ticular species of pollen binds to that specic IgE, it creates a posi tive feedback loop: More IgE of that type is produced, which means that more pollen binds to it, and more histamine is released, creating an allergic reaction. For people with mild allergies, treating the symptoms is often suf cient. By blocking receptors in the nose and throat, antihistamines prevent this chemical from induc ing the reactions we associate with hay fever. But for patients like Beth Koenig, 43, antihistamines are not enough. When she moved to Pittsburgh three years ago, she discovered that she was particularly allergic to the Steel Citys allergens. Her lifelong symptoms be came unbearable. Not only did she Tricky tablets Under-the-tongue pills fool the immune system to help fight allergies DARRELL SAPP / MCT Asha Patel, an immunology researcher, holds a collector from the Burkard Spore Trap on the roof at Allelgheny General Hospital. As many as 50 million Americans suffer from environmental allergies, according to the American College of Asthma, Allergies and Immunology, and the pollen and spores that Patel measures are among the main culprits. Avoiding these particles is impossible, so we spray steroids up our noses, take pills, squirt eye drops and go to the doctor for allergy shots. Now, we can also reshape our immune system with allergy tablets that dissolve under the tongue, with brand names Ragwitek, Grastek and Oralair. MARNI JAMESON MCT Whats the best way to boost your metabolism and burn more fat? Thats the holy grail for metabolic researchers and for many Americans. Orlando, sci entists are at the forefront of some of the most prom ising research in the eld. A heart hormone, the caveman diet and cool er spaces are all potential ly promising ways to burn more fat, these scientists say. Long-term, their dis coveries could help reverse the nations twin epidem ics of obesity and diabetes. Short-term, their ndings can help consumers boost metabolism now. A persons metabolism determines how many calo ries he burns, and many fac tors affect it, said Dr. Steve Smith, scientic director for the Florida Hospital-San ford Burnham Translation al Research Institute. If we can increase ther mogenesis, or the bodys ability to burn calories and stored fat, we could stave off obesity and its many re lated ills, Smith said. One metabolism-boost ing secret may lie in a hor mone the heart naturally produces, said obesity re searcher Sheila Collins, a professor at the Institute. Natriuretic peptides, which the heart muscle makes when it perceives high blood pressure and Scientists unlock secrets to boost metabolism STEPHEN M. DOWELL / MCT Dr. Sheila Collins, upper left, Dr. Zuzana Kovacova, upper right, and Dr. Denny Liu, bottom, analyze tissue samples at the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute in Lake Nona. SEE TABLETS | C2 SEE BOOST | C2

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By slowly up ping the amount of the allergen in your body, immunotherapy stimu lates the production of IgG, whose normal job is to ght off bacterial or viral infections with out producing an in ammatory response. Like a new rival gang staking out its territory, IgG competes with IgE, grabbing more of the allergens and prevent ing IgE from binding to mast cells and stimulat ing chemicals like his tamine. My holy grail is to change the im mune system, said. Dr. Petrov, who prescribed these regular injections for Koenig. His colleague, aller gist Merritt Fajt, added that some people call these shots allergy vac cines because they can make environmental allergies disappear en tirely. Until now, injections were the only kind of immunotherapy ap proved by the FDA. Most often, shots are scheduled weekly for ve to six months and then monthly for three to ve years, although some, like Koenig, opt to do the rst eight shots in a single day. The new drugs Grastek, Ragwitek and Oralair are similar to al lergy shots. In both cas es, producers say, the allergens are soaked in secret solutions and spun in a centrifuge to extract the most aller genic proteins; both kinds of treatment re quire regular doses for a long time. And both have a small risk of pro ducing allergic shock. Heres the difference: After taking the rst dose in a doctors ofce, patients take these sub lingual tablets at home. Once a day, for 12 weeks before and then throughout allergy sea son, patients slip a tab let under their tongue and wait for it to dis solve. No injections and only one appointment with the doctor. But Grastek and Oralair combat only grass allergies, and Rag witek helps only with ragweed, while allergy shots are a personalized cocktail of allergens pre pared for each patient by a nurse or researcher, like Patel. And most peo ple with serious allergies are sensitive to many, from tree and grass pol len to cockroaches and dust mites. In Europe, they treat the principal allergy, and they see improve ment overall, said Dr. Gentile at AGH. But she is worried about com pliance, given that pa tients need to take these tablets every day for six months. They have more than a 50 percent drop-off rate, added Dr. Petrov, of UPMC. While Dr. Gentile thinks that these new drugs will encourage more people to seek al lergy care, most of Dr. Fajts patients at UPMC are not really eligible. Its rare that I nd a solo allergy, she said. I dont even know if it would be safe to put multiple agents under the tongue. It is too late for pa tients to begin taking these new medications for this years grass and ragweed seasons. Drug companies are now testing sublingual tab lets for other allergens; others are developing shots that take effect in fewer doses. And for the small number of people who got prescriptions for Grastek and Oralair, they should now be seeing the effects. But Ragwitek users will only see them in Au gust when Patels mi croscope slide lls with the spiky round pollen of ragweed. TABLETS FROM PAGE C1 DARRELL SAPP / MCT This spore trap collects pollen for a 48-hour period, which is then identied and sent out as a daily pollen and spore count to allergists, their patients and weather channels. during exercise, appear to turn on the bodys fat-burning mecha nisms, Collins said. These peptides also help the body excrete salt, which lowers ele vated blood pressure. Thus, doctors have used a biologic form to treat patients who have congestive heart failure. Autopsy stud ies inadvertently re vealed that patients who had been given this treatment had un usually high levels of brown fat. A desirable, active type of fat that actual ly helps burn fat, brown fat is not like white fat, which is inactive. Every body has some brown fat, said Collins, who, like others, is looking for ways to activate and make more of it. Collins tested natri uretic peptides in mice and found the pep tides boosted their lev els of brown fat. Taking Collins work from the lab to the clinic, Dr. Richard Pratley, director of the Florida Hospital Dia betes Institute, in Or lando, and TRI investi gator, is looking to see whether it holds true in humans. He is ad ministering natriuretic peptides to 40 healthy volunteers: 20 lean and 20 obese. He will then measure changes in their brown fat. If outcomes look good, long-term infu sions to improve me tabolism and manage obesity may not be far away, Pratley said. What you can do now: Do anything that increases your heart rate, which will release these cardiac peptides. There is no escaping the fact that we have to exercise, Collins said. Another TRI study underway is compar ing the effects on me tabolism of a low-car bohydrate diet and the typical American diet. Studies have shown that a low-carb diet is more effective than a low-fat diet for losing weight and lowering insulin, but something about eating a low-carb diet causes people to burn more calories in ways we dont yet un derstand, said Smith. To learn why, his team will study men who will live in a rigidly con trolled environment at the TRI. For four weeks they will eat a standard American diet of 50 per cent carbohydrates, 15 percent protein and 35 percent fat. They will go through the same drill again, only during the second four-week period, they will eat a very-low-car bohydrate diet consist ing of 5 percent carbo hydrates, 15 percent protein and 80 percent fat. In both diets the calorie content will be identical and matched to the subjects caloric needs. The study, funded by the Nutrition Sci ence Initiative, a San Diego-based non prot that aims to un derstand how nutri tion changes health, is also being conduct ed at three other cen ters across the country. The four centers will collate their ndings, said Smith, who aims to have some answers by Thanksgiving. BOOST FROM PAGE C1 JACKIE SALO MCT The tness world always has had a xation with physical ap pearance, but social media has propelled this into stratospheric levels of vanity. Fitness gurus are posting countless photos of themselves online, with their accomplish ments chronicled by seles rath er than denable health goals. One South Florida trainer, however, is trying to buck this trend. Idalis Velazquez, 30, wants her clients to focus on their health rather than their looks. For a lot of people, this is very supercial, Velazquez said. I am about improving the perfor mance. Lets get stronger, better and energized. People are noticing. The Co conut Creek, trainer has been named one of ve nalists in Womens Health magazines Next Fitness Star competition. I honestly just want to get women t and change that t ness world, Velazquez said. Stop thinking about aesthet ics and looks. It is about just so much more than that. Velazquezs passion for per sonal training started with her own health struggles. A former track and eld ath lete, Velazquez counted numer ous national championships in the junior division level in her native Puerto Rico. At Florida At lantic University in Boca Raton, she competed in track and eld at the NCAA Division 1 level be fore a neck injury sidelined her. With her track aspirations quashed, she began to work with a few clients as a personal trainer. I was teaching other people but I wasnt getting healthy my self, Velazquez said. I started to get weak. Her health issues multiplied when during her second preg nancy in 2011, she suffered from a brain hemorrhage. My health really went down hill, Velazquez said. After a year on and off, after countless ER trips and neurologists, I got real ly frustrated because I was used to being so active and strong. She felt like a shell of her younger self and realized she had to take back control of her body. I started to exercise but in a smarter way, she said. I would play around with exercises that would not hurt me, but would Trainer puts emphasis on womens health, not looks PATRICK FARRELL / MCT Idalis Velazquez, left, teaches a tness class in Fern Glen Park in Coral Springs. SEE HEALTH | C3

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You will see the changes. She reiterates this message to a group of women she trains three times a week in Cor al Springs. With her dark hair pulled back, Velazquez stands in front of the class, an imated, regardless of how arduous the work out. Many of the wom en had seldom exer cised before they joined her boot camp class, but together they have progressed and built a bond around their suc cess. Velazquez does not promote the class on her website since she feels the group has a unique camaraderie. They have these amazing personal his tories. Seeing them hap py and motivated here is amazing, Velazquez said. It is a positive thing and they feel good when they leave here. Since she knows the road to healthy living continues outside of class, Velazquez makes herself available to all of her clients. They text her for workout tips and call her to put things in perspective when they get down on themselves for indulging in sweets. One of her regulars, Sara Labruzzo, spoke of how Velazquez has mo tivated her over the past year. She gets to know you on a personal level, Labruzzo said. Shell pull you aside and help you. She has given me so much support. Phys ically and mentally, I feel better. Velazquez ran along side Labruzzo and her friend, Jennifer Osburn, when they competed in Labruzzos rst 5K, of fering her support the entire run. She is not intimi dating like other train ers and really realistic about workout goals, Osburn said. She wants you to believe in your self. Velazquezs class sup ports her in return. I was teaching this class (when I found out I was a nalist), Velazquez said. I start ed screaming and ev eryone was like Are you OK? I was so excit ed and we were all hug ging. The competition has landed Velazquez on the ip cover of the current Womens Health mag azine. If she wins the competition, she would receive a DVD contract. It feels really good to have made it this far, Velazquez said. I want to do my best to rep resent all of the moms that have struggled and normal real women who want to feel their best. HEALTH FROM PAGE C2 For a lot of people, this is very superficial, I am about improving the performance. Lets get stronger, better and energized. I honestly just want to get women fit and change that fitness world. Stop thinking about aesthetics and looks. It is about just so much more than that. Idalis Velazquez, Trainer Associated Press NEW YORK More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isnt much of a bump, the government reported Thursday. Last years rise follows a couple of years when the girls HPV vaccina tion rate was at and health ofcials wor ried that it wouldnt budge. For girls ages 13 to 17, the rate is now up to about 38 percent of girls, from 33 percent. It was better than nothing. But we really need to do better mov ing forward, said Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The vaccine protects against human papil lomavirus, or HPV. The sexually transmitted bug can cause cervi cal cancer, genital warts and other illnesses. A three-dose series of HPV shots was intro duced in 2006. The gov ernment recommends the vaccine for girls ages 11 and 12 because it works best if given before a teen starts to have sex. Some have worried that taking a child for the vaccination implied green-lighting sexual activity. But health of cials have tried to push doctors and parents to see it as just another dis ease-prevention mea sure for pre-adolescents, like the recommended shots against meningitis and whooping cough. It takes time for new vac cines to become widely used, but the HPV vac cine has lagged behind other shots. Theres some good news: Campaigns in Il linois, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mex ico and South Carolina paid off with increas es last year of at least 12 percentage points for girls who got at least one dose, the CDC re ported. Nationally, vaccina tion rate increases were larger for boys. About 35 percent got at least one dose last year, up from 21 percent in 2012. The three-dose number doubled to 14 percent, from 7 percent. The government only began recommending the vaccine for boys in 2011, and the increas es mirror those seen in girls ve years earlier. Its not clear if the trend will atten out after the early rush like it did for girls. The CDC numbers come from a random phone survey of par ents of about 18,000 ad olescents, followed by a check of medical re cords. But many de clined to be in the sur vey and its possible that those who agreed to participate were more likely to embrace HPV vaccinations. That could make the actu al HPV rates lower than the CDC report sug gests, Schuchat said. More US girls getting HPV vaccine AP FILE PHOTO A doctor holds the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardiasil in his hand at his Chicago ofce. Associated Press There is more good news about HIV treat ment pills used to pre vent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effec tive even if people skip some doses. The research was published by the Brit ish journal Lancet In fectious Diseases. It involves 1,600 gay men and transgender women who took part in the original study showing that daily use of the drug Truvada lowered the risk of get ting HIV. None who took the pills at least four days a week became infect ed. Even use two or three days a week low ered the risk of infec tion compared to tak ing the pills less often or not at all. Were encouraged, said study leader Dr. Robert Grant, an AIDS expert at the Gladstone Institutes. Theres a demand, theres some forgive ness for missed doses. And its safe. HIV medicine shows more promise to prevent infection AP FILE PHOTO Dr. Lisa Sterman holds up an HIV treatment pill.

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Monday, July 28, 2014 DAILY COMMERCIAL C7 rf n ft bWo rking gallery of local artistsANTIQ UEDEA LERSWANTE D (352) 460-4806 r f ntb fa cebook.com/mainstreetantiquesleesburg D004572 www.dailycommercial.com Diversions 352-365-8208 features@dailycommercial.com BRIDGE How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in difculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puz zle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION Today is Monday, July 28 the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year. Todays Highlight in His tory : On July 28, 1914, World War I began as Austria-Hun gary declared war on Ser bia. On this date : In 1540, King Henry VIIIs chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, was executed, the same day Henry married his fth wife, Catherine Howard. In 1655 French drama tist and novelist Cyrano de Bergerac, the inspiration for a play by Edmond Rostand, died in Paris at age 36. In 1794 Maximilien Robespierre, a leading g ure of the French Revolu tion, was sent to the guil lotine. In 1821 Peru declared its independence from Spain. In 1928 the Summer Olympic games opened in Amsterdam. In 1932 federal troops forcibly dispersed the socalled Bonus Army of World War I veterans who had gathered in Washington to demand payments they werent scheduled to re ceive until 1945. In 1945 a U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th oor of New Yorks Em pire State Building, killing 14 people. The U.S. Senate ratied the United Nations Charter by a vote of 89-2. In 1959 in preparation for statehood, Hawaiians voted to send the rst Chi nese-American, Republican Hiram L. Fong, to the U.S. Senate and the rst Japa nese-American, Democrat Daniel K. Inouye, to the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1965 President Lyn don B. Johnson announced he was increasing the num ber of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000 almost imme diately. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, July 28, 2014: This year could be spec tacular if you can resist get ting into petty quarrels. You have a new beginning in some area of your life, as you are beginning a new life and luck cycle. If you are single, you are unusually magnetic, and others notice this quality. You could be overwhelmed by your choic es. Consider what type of relationship you want. If you are attached, you seem far more dominant than usual. Remember, a relationship is 50-50; include your sweet ie in your life more. CAPRI CORN can be a stick in the mud. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Your efforts to come to an agreement with some one could zzle. You are likely to pick up on some ri gidity from this person. You might question whether you want to deal with him or her much longer. The question is: Do you enjoy the chal lenge? TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Being stubborn, as you tend to be, might not get you the results you want. A change on a very basic, an chored level will be import ant to you. How you com municate this need might make or break the possibil ity of having an agreement here. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Make and return calls immediately. You dont want a last-minute misun derstanding to affect your schedule, do you? Honor a change in how you feel about a nancial matter. You could pull out if the oth er party involved is touchy or difcult. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You will be the source of your own stress, and you might not be sure how to handle a money matter. You are naturally giving and car ing. Someone could be ma nipulative and difcult. Do your best to avoid getting into a power play. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Your magnetism peaks, and you will be at ease no matter what you encoun ter. Know that there could be more going on behind the scenes. Opt to say lit tle, and watch what unfolds. The situation likely revolves around a manipulative per son. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) A friend might mean well, but he or she could add an element of confu sion. You need to tap into your ingenuity to bypass a problem. A loved one might be prone to throwing a tan trum. Know that this, too, will pass. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You could feel as if you dont have the control you want. Recognize that you are the only person you can control. Look around, and youll see that you have many supporters. Just re lax. Dont let someones de mands get the best of you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Tension builds when dealing with an older friend, relative or boss. You might have little say in this situ ation, and youll nd it to be frustrating. Rather than cause a problem or close down as you typically might, just go along with the pro gram. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21) Youll want a mel low day, but you could dis cover that youre in the midst of a nancial pow er play. Someone might not honor your boundar ies. Youll need to hold your ground and communicate that this person has gone too far. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19) Someone knows how to appeal to you. You might decline this persons offer, but he or she is un likely to back off. You could have quite a few tempta tions thrown in your path. Know that you can turn them down. Hold your ground, if need be. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Others will seek you out for a variety of reasons, so enjoy the moment. Dont get uptight about some one pushing in and getting too close for comfort. Just maintain your normal barri ers. This person will get the message sooner or later. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Build on what already exists in an important dayto-day interaction. You might decide that the time has come for a new health res olution. Consider trying a new diet or perhaps a new exercise program. Start tak ing better care of yourself. HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DEAR ABBY: I adore my son-in-law, Tom. Hes a wonderful husband to our daughter. Hes al ways inviting us to din ner along with his par ents and family. We get along with them, but cant stand how they treat Tom. We have nev er seen parents treat their children the way they treat him espe cially the father. Tom is practically begging for his approval and atten tion on a daily basis. The last time we had dinner together, you could see the hurt and embarrassment on Toms face after his fa ther spoke to him. I des perately want to say something to the fa ther, but I dont know if I should. What would you do in this situation? DESPERATELY WANTS TO HELP DEAR WANTS TO HELP: Id sit down with Tom and tell him how much I love him, how I appre ciate the wonderful way he treats my daughter, and say what a joy it is that he is a part of my family. Then Id tell Tom his fathers behavior is uncalled for, and how painful it is to watch be cause he doesnt de serve it. I would explain that some people in this world try to control oth ers by withholding af fection and approv al, and regrettably, its a technique abusive par ents and sometimes lovers use to exert control over those who love them and want only to be loved and accept ed. And then I would ask him if he wanted me to call his father on it, be cause watching it hap pen is painful and pre vents you from enjoying the dinner. P.S. Counseling might help Tom recognize whats going on and give him the tools to handle his father, if hes open to it. DEAR ABBY: Im 17 and feeling so sad because I just lost my dad. I cant talk to my stepmom be cause shes too busy hanging out with her friends, drinking and partying. My dad died a couple of months ago, and shes already hav ing sex with my dads friends. I heard them talking about it. I have no other family that I can go to. I really hate her right now! Please tell me what to do. GRIEV ING IN FLORIDA DEAR GRIEVING: Please know how sorry I am for the loss of your father. It would be helpful for you to nd another adult to talk to about your feel ings. Because you have no family other than your stepmother, per haps the mother of one of your friends would listen and guide you. If thats not possible, and you belong to a church, you should talk to the minister. Hating your step mom isnt the answer. She may be acting the way she is because shes trying to cope with the loss of your father by at tempting to distract her self from the pain. It wont work, by the way, but she may have to learn that by trial and error. A grief-support group could be helpful for both of you. TO MY MUSLIM READERS: The fast of Ramadan is ofcially ended. Hap py Eid al-Fitr, everyone. May God make yours a blessed feast. Dear Abby is written by Abi gail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was found ed by her mother, Pauline Phil lips. Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Son-in-laws abusive father makes family gathering painful JEANNE PHILLIPS DEAR ABBY JACQUELINE BIGAR BIGARS STARS

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