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Weather ......................A10 Opinion ........................B1 Sports..........................C1 Diversions ....................C8 Classifieds ...................C9 Around Town .................E1 Volume 142, Issue 77 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 SPORTS | C1STENSON DOES JUST ENOUGH FOR LEAD AT BAY HILL AROUND TOWN | E1SHE BRINGS A YOUTHFUL ENERGY TO LEESBURG NURSING HOME SPORTS | C1FSU MIGHT BE LOOKING FOR REVENGE VS. XAVIER @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Sunday, March 18, 2018 $1.50 By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ Coming to a busy stretch of Dixie Avenue near you: A $100-million-plus development with a hotel, restaurant, townhouses, medical offices, retail, and an assisted-living facility with a memory unit.Venetian Isle Developers LLC hopes to start moving dirt on the 50-acre-plus site next to the Lake Port Square retirement community later this year.The investors, mostly doctors, like what they see happening at the hospital,Ž said Tony Benge of Benge Development about nearby Leesburg Regional Hospital.Benge, of Orlando, calls himself a development helperŽ in the deal. The principal investors are Dr. Hasan Mousli and Ghassan Kaloti, a busi-nessman in Tampa. LRMC is the midst of a $27 million Booming corridor$100M development planned for Dixie AvenueA $100-million-plus development with a hotel, restaurant, townhouses, medical of“ ces, retail, and an assisted-living facility with a memory unit is coming to a busy stretch of Dixie Avenue. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/ DAILY COMMERCIAL] GATEHOUSE MEDIA Source: City of Leesburg Lake Harris E Dixie Ave. S Lake St. Clark St. E Main St. North Blvd. EVenetian Isle VENETIAN GARDENSVenetian IsleThe City of Leesburg has app roved a plan by a group of investors for a multi-use development that includes an assisted living facility, condominiums, a hotel and restaurant. mile 441 44 By Jennifer Kay and Allen G. BreedThe Associated PressMIAMI „ As crews began removing bodies from beneath a collapsed pedestrian bridge Saturday, a victims uncle raged against what he called the complete incompe-tenceŽ and colossal failureŽ that allowed people to drive beneath the unfinished con-crete span.Why they had to build this monstrosity in the first place to get children across the street?Ž said an anguished Joe Smitha, whose niece, Alexa Duran, was crushed in Thursdays collapse at Flor-ida International University. Then they decided to stress test this bridge while traffic was running underneath it?ŽAuthorities say at least six people were killed when the structure fell onto a busy six-lane road connecting the campus to the community of Sweetwater. Crews removed two cars containing three bodies Saturday, but officials said there were still at least two more victims beneath the rubble.Right now were just chip-ping away,Ž said Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez.The Miami-Dade Police Department confirmed the names of four victims Saturday.Rolando Fraga Hernandez and his gold Jeep Cherokee were pulled from the wreckage Saturday. Later that morning, the bodies of Oswald Gonza-lez, 57, and Alberto Arias, 54, were found inside a white Chevy truck.Navarro Brown was pulled from the rubble Thursday and later died at the hospital.Authorities have not released Durans name, but her family has said she died. The FIU freshman was study-ing political science.The National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed that crews were applying whats known as post-tensioning forceŽ on the bridge before the failure. Authorities are investigating whether cracking that was reported just before the span Bridge collapse causes outrageBy Eric TuckerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Andrew McCabe, the onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Donald Trump and just fired by the attorney general, kept personal memos detailing interactions with the president that have been provided to the special counsels office and are simi-lar to the notes compiled by dismissed FBI chief James Comey, The Associated Press has learned.The memos could factor into special counsel Robert Muellers investigation as his team examines Trump campaign ties to Russia and possible obstruction of justice.McCabes memos include details of his own interactions with the president, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situ-ation who wasnt authorized to discuss the notes publicly and spoke on condition McCabe memos now in Muellers possesionBy Tom KrisherThe Associated PressDETROIT „ Air bags in some Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate in crashes and four people are dead. Now the U.S. governments road safety agency wants to know why.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administra-tion says its investigating problems that affect an estimated 425,000 cars made by the Korean automakers. The agency also is looking into whether the same problem could happen in vehicles made by other companies.In documents posted on its website Saturday the safety agency says the probe covers 2011 Hyundai Sonata midsize cars and 2012 and 2013 Kia Forte compacts. The agency US probes 4 deaths in Hyundai-Kia cars when air bags failedSee BLOOMING, A9 See BRIDGE, A8 See MEMOS, A9 See AIR BAGS, A9


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Prepayments for 3 months or more, mail to: Circulation Dept., the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. Billed monthly at the rates shown. FRIDAY, MARCH 16 Fantasy 5: 12-25-28-29-34 Lucky Money: 18-19-30-41-16 Mega Millions: 1-13-26-33-5211 x3 SATURDAY, MARCH 17 Pick 4 Afternoon: 2-4-3-2 Evening: 6-4-3-8 Pick 3 Afternoon: 7-8-2 Evening: 2-6-0LOTTERY BALI, INDONESIAStreets deserted, airport closes for Balis Day of Silence Indonesias normally bus-tling Bali has shut down social media, turned away flights and shuttered all shops for a Day of Silence that marks New Year on the predominantly Hindu island. NyepiŽ began at 6 a.m. on Saturday, emptying streets and beaches for 24 hours except for special patrols to ensure silence is observed. This year for the first time, phone companies have agreed to turn off the mobile inter-net on the island thats home to more than 4 million people.Aside from no Facebook, Instagram or instant messag-ing apps, television and radio broadcasts cease and Bali-nese stay indoors for the day of reflection that is the most sacred in Balinese Hinduism. CHICAGOImmigrant reunited with child months after separation by USA Congolese mother has been reunited with her 7-year-old daughter months after they crossed the Cali-fornia-Mexico border seeking asylum and were separated by the U.S. government, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer said Saturday.The daughter had been placed in a Chicago facility while the mother was held in San Diego, about 2,000 miles away, after they entered the U.S. in November and turned themselves in to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. The Associated PressBy Carolyn Thompson and Michael MeliaThe Associated PressAs she addressed the crowd during the walkout at her Idaho high school, Kylee Denny faced heckles and name-calling from a group of students carrying American flags, she said. The counterprotesters included many familiar faces, including her boyfriends stepbrother.To avoid making a difficult situation worse, Kylees boy-friend stayed in class during the rally at Hillcrest High School in Idaho Falls, which was part of Wednesdays national school walkout.Im dating his stepbrother, which is really incredibly awkward and its very tense because he was being so hostile about losing respect for me because I was walking out,Ž said Kylee, a 17-year-old junior who helped organize the protest.The walkouts to protest gun violence that mobilized students across the country also created tensions in hall-ways and classrooms as a new generation was thrust into the debate over guns. While those calling for new restrictions stood in the spotlight, the surge of youth activism has exposed sharp differences of opinion.Administrators and student leaders are also sorting through the fallout as some schools hand out discipline for those who defied school instructions and participated in the walkouts exactly one month after the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.In some cases, personal rela-tionships have been strained.Ryler Hanosky said he was disappointed that his step-brother, Kylees boyfriend, did not join the counterprotest.Hes a hunter just like me. He likes his guns,Ž Ryler said. I told him, You need to come with us, and hes like, No Im just going to stay out of it. It kind of makes me mad a little bit.Ž Ahead of the walkout, Ryler and like-minded friends gath-ered at a high school spirit rock. There were some argu-ments about guns, he said, but it was peaceful and students respected one anothers views.The rally Kylee helped organize was supposed to be for school safety, not gun restrictions, she said, but some misunderstood, becoming angry and calling names.Youre just like, ooh, wow, OK, I have second period with you and I dont want you to think Im trying to destroy your constitutional rights,Ž she said.In Woodbury, Connecti-cut, about 75 students walked out of class Wednesday at the 750-student Nonnewaug High School, meeting in the audito-rium before walking outside. They were followed by another group of about a dozen coun-terdemonstrators, including some who chanted, NRA is the only way!ŽOne student, Jess Dooley, 16, said that the school in rural western Connecticut is small enough for her to know nearly everyone, but that she did not feel comfortable join-ing the walkout because of comments by gun rights sup-porters. Tensions already had been high since the Parkland shooting amid constant debate over arming teachers, school shootings and gun control.Everybody knows how everyone feels about it,Ž she said.The day after the walkout, Jess said, her civics teacher defused some tension by letting students take turns sharing their opinions on the walkout.Organizers of the national walkouts called for such mea-sures as tighter background checks on gun purchases and a ban on assault weapons like the one used in the Florida bloodbath. A protest against gun violence is also scheduled in Washington on March 24, and another round of school walkouts is planned for April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High shooting in Colorado.In last weeks walkouts, some students tried to steer clear of politics entirely, including Jacob Shoemaker, a senior at Hilliard High School in Ohio, who was suspended a day for not following instruc-tions because he stayed in a classroom instead of joining protests or the alternative, a study hall. School, he said, isnt the place for politics, and he wasnt taking sides.In Pennsylvania, a superintendent issued detentions to 225 Pennridge High School students who walked out Wednesday instead of attend-ing an assembly honoring the Parkland victims.Elsewhere, scuffles broke out between walkout participants and students who had other ideas for how to spend the time out of class. At Blythewood High School in South Carolina, students were packed tightly together in a school atrium when some began talking during the moment of silence for the Parkland victims. Shoving broke out as some called for quiet.Walkout unity can also divide studentsHillcrest High School junior Kylee Denny addresses classmates as they participate in a walkout to protest gun violence Wednesday in Idaho Falls, Idaho, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Fla. [JOHN ROARK/THE IDAHO POST-REGISTER VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] IN BRIEF

PAGE 3 | Sunday, March 18, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comBEST BETS FOR TODAY SPRING FEST: At 9 a.m. in downtown Mount Dora. Eclectic display of Fine and Fun Arts and Crafts. FARMERS MARKET: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday in downtown Clermont. Fresh produce, “ sh, eggs, ” owers, plants, shrubs, decorative items, live music and a petting zoo. SHINE FEST: The Yalaha Bootlegging Company, makers of local moonshine, continues its “ rst Yalaha Shine Fest at 10 a.m. at 8222 County Road 48 in Yalaha. The event features live music, food and moonshine tastings.NEWS BRIEFSPALM BEACH GARDENSPolice: Teen who stabbed 3 had been monitoredA Florida teenager accused of fatally stabbing a 13-year-old boy during a fight about his religion during a sleepover had been monitored by fed-eral and other authorities for months, police said.The teen, 17, was jailed in a juvenile detention center after his arraignment earlier this week on first-degree murder and attempted-murder charges, news outlets reported. Authorities havent yet said whether he will be charged as an adult. The Associated Press does not generally identify juveniles charged with crimes.The teen was arrested after police say he fatally stabbed Jovanni Sierra, 13; and wounded Elaine Simon, 43, and her 13-year-old son, Dane Bancroft, at a birthday sleepover. Police say the teen was upset because one of the boys had made funŽ of his Muslim faith by referring to celebrities as gods. Police say the boy told them he had read the Quran before going to the home.A Jupiter police report said several local law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, had been aware of threats the teen made to a school in Eng-land. The report also said he had sympathized with some terror groups, and that local authorities and the FBI had discussed pursuing charges.LAKELANDOf“ cials: Fire drill during walkout was mistakeOfficials at a Florida char-ter school have acknowledged that it was a mistake to hold a fire drill during a nationwide walkout on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting.Alan Black, director of schools for the Lakeland char-ter network, said in an email to the Ledger in Lakeland that the administrators at McKeel Academy of Technology deeply regretŽ the handling of Wednesday mornings walkout.Administrators had previously said that any students who left class would be pun-ished. Black said the intent of holding the fire drill around the time of the walkout was to allow those students who wished to protest a safe place.Some students who hadnt planned to join the walkout said they felt forced to take part, while students who were planning to participate felt like their actions were being undermined.PALATKA2 small planes crash on airport runwayAuthorities say two small planes ran into each other on a Florida airports runway.The Florida Times-Union reports that the crash happen Friday morning at Palatka Municipal Airport. The Flor-ida Highway Patrol says no injuries were reported to the three people involved.The Federal Aviation Administration says a single-engine plane landed and then a second plane landed on top By John KennedyGatehouse MediaTALLAHASSEE „ Thousands of Floridas neediest residents get little help in the nearly $89 billion state budget signed by Gov. Rick Scott last weekend, with years-long waiting lists for critical services left almost untouched by state lawmakers.Despite these needs, a $3 bil-lion budget surplus helped fuel a $171 million, election-year tax-cut package, approved by lawmakers as one of their last tasks before adjourning the 2018 session last week.The Republican-led Legisla-ture also salted away another $3.3 billion in reserves.But programs such as com-munity care for the elderly, senior home care and services for Floridians suffering from Alzheimers drew only $2.1 million in additional cash „ enough to take a few hundred people off waiting lists, but leaving almost 10,000 more unserved.In a state where almost one-quarter of the population is over age 60, advocates say the new money wont go far.Were headed in the right direction, since its not a cut. Budget shortchanges neediestMary Sanders of Sarasota gets help with meals and home care through Senior Friendship Center. Thousands of Floridas neediest residents get little help in the almost $89 billion state budget signed by Gov. Rick Scott on Friday, with massive, yearslong waiting lists for critical services going almost untouched. [MIKE LANG / GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Long waiting lists for services virtually untouched By Casmira HarrisonGatehouse MediaDAYTONA BEACH „ Shop owner Tony Carrino popped the trunk of a sleek reproduc-tion of a 1937 Mercedes-Benz, flipped on the stereo and blasted Pearl Jam from two woofers in the back.At just 13 feet long, the Benz lookalike turns heads, espe-cially in The Villages, Carrino said of the diminutive hotrod."That used to be a golf cart," Carrino said, shutting one of two suicide doors. "And there's only one in the world like it."Carrino is part of a team of custom bike builders at Midwest Motorcycle, doing occasional fabrication work for ground-up, custom rides. But since custom motorcycles fell off drastically in the recession, the bike build-ers who play a starring role at Daytona Bike Week have diversified. Enter the custom golf-cart scene.Carrino opened Classic Carts at 500 Ballough Road in Daytona Beach to create these one-of-a-kind custom rides, using his bike-wrenching experience to create a more widespread draw, and he's not the only one."You wouldn't think golf carts (could be so lucrative)," said Ron Harris, of Chop Doc's Choppers, who pulls in what he says is significant income from the steadily growing golf cart industry. "I'm really starting to see it. I'm like, 'Wow, there's some money to be made here.' "Custom builders cart a new course at Bike Week By Carlos E. Medinacmedina@dailycommercial.comLately, meetings of the Lake County Board of Com-missioners went on for hours even going well into lunch-time, so this week when the board's business took only about an hour they were free for brunch."Well, I'm trying to stall. It's only 10:30," said Commission Chairman Tim Sullivan as he looked at the clock.Despite wanting to give the public its money's worth, there was nothing left to talk about."We went past the record," Commissioner Sean Parks said referring to the board's shortest ever meeting.Sullivan asked for votes to close the meeting.Parks voted against the motion but lost 4-1. Divine wisdom?Pastor Brooks Braswell of First Baptist Church of Umatilla opened the com-mission meeting on Tuesday with the invocation.NOTES & QUOTESCommission contemplates brunch, a joke and moreLeesburg High School students honored the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas during a walkout on Wednesday in Leesburg. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] By Linda CharltonCorrespondentFollowing a spate of teen suicides in south Lake last fall, students and other community members became determined to make a difference. The students, in particular, decided it was vital to just be kind „ and that a series of kindness events would be a good thing. Their first event was Saturday in Groveland at Lake Catherine Blue-berry Farm. Billed as a Kindness Palooza Festival, the event was organized by students and for students, under the umbrella of the Mount Dora-based Spread Kindness organization.Spread Kindness head Ray Levy reports that part of the students plan is to organize a Kindness Walk on Wash-ington a year from now, to get their be kindŽ message across to the countys leaders.The event Saturday drew several hundred people. Activities included live music (all local, all young), food and other vendors „ plus a few activities not quite so common in community events. There were hula-hoops for the trying. There was corn hole for the young at heart. There was a substantial sand pile for the very young, And there was a series of blank boards for event goers to write their thoughts on kindness.Taking time to be kindKindness Palooza Festival draws hundreds in GrovelandValerie Sheehe posts on one of the Kindness Boards during the Kindness Palooza Festival at Lake Catherine Blueberry Farm on Saturday in G roveland. [LINDA CHARLTON / CORRESPONDENT] The local group Faded Community, made up of 15-year olds, was the opening act at the Kindness Palooza Festival at Lake Catherine Blueberry Farm on Saturday in G roveland. [LINDA CHARLTON PHOTOS/ CORRESPONDENT] Chris Tamsi is at the Spread Kindness table showing a few of the items available at the Kindness Palooza Festival at Lake Catherine Blueberry Farm on Saturday in G roveland. See BUDGET, A4 See NOTES, A4 See BRIEFS, A4 See CARTS, A8Motorcycle businesses diversify by revamping golf carts


A4 Sunday, March 18, 2018 | Funeral ServicesMiriam Margaret Egger Hosack died March 13, 2018. Born to Charlotte (Jaeckle) and Eduard JW Egger, Jersey City, N.J. December 27, 1924. Preceded in death by parents, a brother W. Robert Egger, and her husband, Milton Morse Hosack. Survived by three sons. Lawrence (Leona) of Eliot, Maine, Kenneth (Barbara) of Littleton, CO, and Thomas (Laurie) of Allen TX. Miriam treasured eight grandchildren: Gregory Hosack,(Catherine) Anisa Eggleston, Adam Hosack, Halley Hosack, John Hosack, Madison Hosack, Samuel Hosack (Alison) and Steven Hosack (Lauren), seven great granddaughters, Phaedra Eggleston, Bailey Rae Eggleston, Avery Hosack. Rose Hosack, Pearl Hosack, Charlotte Hosack, Penelope Hosack, and one great grandson, Wyatt Richard. Raised in Bellevue, Pittsburgh, PA. Graduated B.S. in Chemistry, Pennsylvania College of Women (now Chatham University) in Pittsburgh, PA 1946. Included in 1946 Edition of Whos Who in American Colleges and Universities. Married Milton Morse Hosack 3/6/48 in Bellevue, PA. Moved 1954 to Norwalk CT raised three sons there. Devoted member of the Norwalk United Methodist Church for 35 years. President and recipient of Special Membership in Womens Society of Christian Service and United Methodist Women; 10 years, Lay Member of the New York. Annual Conference; served on District & Conference Boards and was honored to be a Lay Member, representing the NorthEast Jurisdictional Conference, on the General Board of Pensions from 1980-1988. Enjoyed leadership role in Ecumenical Tres Dias Retreats and Program. Corresponded and visited with elderly, serving as a volunteer in local nursing homes. Other Community volunteer activities: President of the Norwalk Chapter of the American Field Service. Cub Scout Den Mother and an enthusiastic supporter of her sons Boy Scouts and sports activities. Retired to Leesburg, Florida in 1990, making their home in Waterwood, Yalaha and moving to Lake Port Square in 2001. Member of PEO Chapter BH; member of the Morrison United Methodist Church, active in United Methodist Women and the Deborah Circle; served on the Finance Committee and the Church Council; was a Lay Delegate to the Florida Annual Conference and a Stephen Minister; and considered it a privilege to sing in the Chancel Choir for over 20 years. Additional volunteer time spent in visiting the elderly in assisted living and nursing facilities. Enjoyed hiking and swimming, camping and travel with her husband especially visiting family and friends. Following the death of her husband, in May 2015, she moved to Pioneer Ridge in McKinney TX, and then to The Heritage at Twin Creeks in Allen, TX until her death. Where she transferred her PEO membership to Charter HL and her church membership to First United Methodist Church in Allen. Memorial Service on Saturday March 24th 3:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church in Allen. 601 S Greenville Avenue, Allen, TX 75002. Family will receive friends at a reception at the church following the service. In lieu of ”owers Memorial Gifts may be made to Send Hope. Please write Hearts of HopeŽ in the memo line. 755 Heritage Pkwy, Allen, TX 75002. Or go to www. Cremation arrangements by Turrentine Jackson Morrow. Miriams ashes will later be buried with her husband Milton in Pittsburgh, PA. Miriam is grateful to the residents and staff of Pioneer Ridge and The Heritage for their welcoming and friendship when she moved to Texas after many years in Florida.Miriam Margaret Egger HosackWilliam (lovingly known as) HENRYŽ Lynum, age 88 passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Amelia, OH and was buried in Fort Mitchell, KY. A memorial will be held to honor his love and legacy on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Mt Ararat Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 1108 E. Main St., Leesburg, FL. Rev. Tommy Jordan will deliver words of comfort. Floral contributions may be delivered to RockerCusack Mortuary, 1022 E. Main St., Leesburg, FL.William HenryŽ Lynum Phyllis George, ne Stevens, originally of Lynn, MA, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2018. She was 91. She is survived by her husband, Edmund J. George, originally of Lynn, MA; her son, Alan George, and wife, Bonnie, of Leesburg, FL; her son, Gary George, and wife, Carol, of Wolfeboro, NH; “fteen grandchildren; and “fteen greatgrandchildren. Phyllis is preceded in death by two of her beloved children-son, Kevin George, and daughter, Kristi Pulcini. Born in 1927, Phyllis was a graduate of Lynn English High School in Lynn, MA. In 1946, she married her high school sweetheart, Edmund George, upon his return from naval deployment in the paci“c during World War II. The couple raised their four children in Lynn, MA where Phyllis enjoyed a career as a secretary and bookkeeper for local businesses. In retirement, she and Ed divided the years between Leesburg, FL and Wolfeboro, NH, where they passed time visiting with friends and family, gol“ng, playing Cribbage, tending their garden, and exploring local lakes by boat. The couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in March 2017. In lieu of ”owers, the family asks that donations be made to the ASPCA.Phyllis George Funera l Services But its just not enough,Ž said Robert Beck, a Tallahassee lobbyist for the Florida Association of Area Agencies on Aging, which oversees elder ser-vice programs across the state.Sarah Gurtis, president and CEO of the Council on Aging of Volusia County, said she was outraged by the priorities of lawmakers.Theres no strategic plan,Ž Gurtis said. The Legislature knows it has to take care of businesses, and tourism, but what about one of our largest populations? Seniors. They get a drop in the bucket.ŽThe budget tightened as lawmakers scrambled to put together a $400 million package focused on school security and mental health treatment in the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting of 17 students and adults at Parklands Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.But the emergence of a sizable tax cut „ Scott and House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land OLakes, made campaign-like stops last week touting it „ left Democrats and advocates questioning what gets the attention of lawmakers.I feel like the financially disadvantaged always get pushed around here,Ž said House Demo-cratic Leader Janet Cruz of Tampa.They always talk about the people they take off the waiting lists. But they never talk about the people who still sit there,Ž she added. Critical care listsThe lists are long and never shrink much „ even in a year when Scott is heightening his promo-tion of Floridas strong economy, in advance of what is expected to be his soon announced can-didacy for U.S. Senate, challenging Democrat Bill Nelson.Its heartbreaking,Ž said Erin McLeod, presi-dent and CEO of the Sarasota headquartered-Friendship Centers, which provides senior services in Southwest Florida. Its inequitable, unfair and just not a good use of taxpayer money.ŽCommunity Care for the Elderly, which can provide home-health aides, meals, and help with housekeeping or getting to shopping or doctors appointments, has 6,400 fragile seniors on a statewide list who are considered in critical need of help.Lawmakers put $500,000 into the program, enough to help 61 people, lawmakers said.We always invite people to move to Florida when theyre healthy and have money,Ž said Terri Barton, executive direc-tor of Aging True, which runs senior programs in Duval County. But when they live into their 80s or 90s, lose a spouse and run out of money, we say, youre on your own.ŽA related state pro-gram, Home Care for the Elderly, drew $800,000 in the budget „ enough to take 215 people off a high-risk waiting list with 1,200 people on it.Alzheimers care has 1,160 on a critical-needs waiting list that will see 66 more people getting care with the $800,000 lawmakers steered to it.Overall waiting lists „ not just for the most in-need „ include many more thousands who sign-up but really have no chance of ever getting services until their physi-cal condition deteriorates to reach a critical status.Its shortsighted for lawmakers not to put more money into the programs, critics say. Home care can keep older Floridians out of nursing homes „ which costs state taxpayers much more.Almost 90,000 Floridians are in nursing homes, costing state and federal taxpayers $3 billion through Medicaid, records show. Disabled le outOne of the most overlooked areas in the budget involves services for those with disabilities. The states 21,000-person waiting list would draw no new money in the state budget year beginning July 1.Scott had recommended $18 million in his budget recommenda-tion last November. That was forecast to take 900 people off the Agency for Persons with Disabilities waiting list.But those APD dollars were rolled back to zero in final budget negotia-tions between the House and Senate this month.We wouldve hoped that the Legislature sup-ported the governors position on the waiting list,Ž said Melanie Mowry Etters, APD spokeswoman.House Ways and Means Chair Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast, said the school shooting in Parkland forced lawmakers to scale back spending across many parts of the budget, to free $400 million needed for the response.Four hundred million dollars came from the tax-cut package, it came from everywhere, including member projects. We had to reorient the K-12 budgetƒwe did the best we could with available dollars,Ž Renner said.Senate leaders said the budget does increase to $130-a-month the personal needs allowance given Medicaid patients in nursing homes, up from $105. The almost $17 million provision gives seniors some extra cash for snacks, haircuts, books and buying other items „ once theyre in a nurs-ing home and any savings they have goes to helping cover the cost of care. Kristen Griffis, execu-tive director of Elder Options in Gainesville, which serves 16 Northeast Florida counties, said the modest amounts lawmakers budgeted for home-care programs may take even fewer people off waiting lists than projected.The rising costs of ser-vices will likely absorb much of the increase, she said.A half-million dollars for a statewide program in a place as big as Florida? That wont go anywhere,Ž Griffis said. BUDGETFrom Page A3But first, he told a joke.To paraphrase the pastor: God appeared to a biker and granted him one wish. The biker wished for a bridge from California to Hawaii so he could ride his bike to the island paradise. God chastised the biker for making such a selfish wish. Instead, the biker should tap into Gods infinite wisdom for the betterment of mankind. The biker thought and then spoke.Biker: I wish I could understand women.God: So, do you want that bridge two lanes or four lanes? What students thinkThis week, students across the nation walked out of class to make a statement about school safety and to remember those killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14.In Lake County, students expressed their opinions on the national debate, which spanned the spectrum. Lake County Schools are weighing several options, including pos-sibly arming teachers in response to the shooting in Parkland.I feel like teachers already have so many jobs to do,Ž said Essence Solomon, a Lake Minneola High School junior. Its absurd and they dont get paid enough as it is, let alone should they even con-sider arming themselves and killing someone.ŽAudrey Wikan, a senior at Eustis High School, feels a changed society is at the heart of the problem.In the past 60 years the guns in America have not changed, but our culture has,Ž she said. The Parkland experience can be our experience here in Eustis or Lake County at almost any time if we dont make a change.ŽThe discussion will continue.With a contribution from Roxanne Brown. NOTESFrom Page A3of it. Officials werent naming the pilots.FORT LAUDERDALEVoters could see straw poll on assault ri” e banSome officials in the county where a school shooting left 17 people dead were considering a referendum to ban assault weapons but they feared possible fines and the states power to overturn it.So instead, they will ask Broward County commissioners to add a straw vote to the ballot. A straw vote would give voters a voice but wouldnt be binding.Several students from Fort Lauderdale High School and a handful of other Broward residents spoke in favor of banning assault rifles at Fridays Charter Review Commission meeting. A county attorney cautioned against a referendum. Others in favor of a ban feared such a move by the county would be over-turned by the state and possibly bring a hefty fine.State law prohibits local governments from passing gun restrictions. BRIEFSFrom Page A3

PAGE 5 | Sunday, March 18, 2018 A5By Andrew TaylorThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Top-level congressional talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill are reaching a critical stage as negotiators confront immigration, abortion-related issues and a battle over a massive rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary.The bipartisan measure is loaded with political and policy victories for both sides. Republicans and Trump are winning a long-sought budget increase for the Pentagon while Dem-ocrats obtain funding for infrastructure, the opioid crisis and a wide swath of domestic programs.The bill would implement last months big budget agreement, pro-viding 10 percent increases for both the Pentagon and domestic agencies when compared with current levels. Coupled with last years tax cut measure, it heralds the return of tril-lion-dollar budget deficits as soon as the budget year starting in October.While most of the fund-ing issues in the enormous measure have been sorted out, fights involving a number of policy ridersŽ „ so named because they catch a ride on a difficult-to-stop spending bill „ continued into the weekend. Among them are GOP-led efforts to add a plan to revive federal subsidies to help the poor cover out-of-pocket costs under President Barack Obamas health law and to fix a glitch in the recent tax bill that subsidizes grain sales to cooperatives at the expense of for-profit grain companies.Trump has privately threatened to veto the whole package if a $900 million payment is made on the Hudson River Gateway Project, a prior-ity of top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York. Trumps opposition is alarming northeastern Republicans such as Gateway supporter Peter King, R-N.Y., who lobbied Trump on the project at a St. Patricks luncheon in the Capitol on Thursday.The Gateway Project would add an $11 billion rail tunnel under the Hudson River to complement deteriorating, century-old tunnels that are at risk of closing in a few years. It enjoys bipartisan support among key Appropriations panel negotiators on the omni-bus measure who want to get the expensive project on track while their cof-fers are flush with money.Most House Republicans voted to kill the funding in a tally last year, however, preferring to see the money spread to a greater number of districts.Obviously, if were doing a huge earmark ... its troubling,Ž said Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., a leader of House conserva-tives. Why would we do that? Schumers pet proj-ect and we pass that under a Republican-controlled Senate, House and White House?Ž Schumer has kept a low profile, avoiding stoking a battle with the unpredict-able Trump.Theres also a continu-ing battle over Trumps long-promised U.S.Mexico border wall. While Trump traveled to California on Tuesday to inspect prototypes for the wall, whats pend-ing now is $1.6 billion for earlier designs involving sections in Texas that double as levees and 14 miles (23 kilometers) of replacement fencing in San Diego.It appears Democrats may be willing to accept wall funding, but they are battling hard against Trumps demands for big increases for immigration agents and detention beds they fear would enable wide-scale roundups of immigrants illegally living in the U.S.Meanwhile, a White House trial balloon to trade additional years of wall funding for a temporary reprieve for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children „ commonly called DreamersŽ „ landed with a thud last week.Republicans are holding firm against a provision by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., designed to make sure that Planned Parenthood, intensely disliked by anti-abortion Republicans, receives a lions share of federal family planning grants.But another abortion-related provision „ backed by House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. „ that would strengthen conscience protectionŽ for health care providers that refuse to provide abortions remained unresolved heading into the final round of talks, though Democrats opposing it have prevailed in the past.Chances for an effort to attach legislation to permit states to require out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes appear to be fading. And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., faces strong opposition from Democrats on a change to campaign finance laws to give party committees like the National Republican Senate Committee the freedom to work more closely with their candidates and ease limits to permit them to funnel more money to the most competitive races.One item that appears likely to catch a ride on the must-pass measure is a package of telecommu-nications bills, including a measure to free up airwaves for wireless users in anticipation of new 5G technology.Lawmakers quibble over details of $1.3T US spending billIn this Dec. 22, 2017, “ le photo, the U.S. Capitol in the early morning in Washington. [AP PHOTO/J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE, FILE]


A6 Sunday, March 18, 2018 | The Associated PressWASHINGTON „ A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trumps 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to capitalize on the private social media activity of a large portion of the U.S. electorate, newspapers reported Saturday.One of the largest data leaks in Facebook history allowed Cambridge Analytica, which had ties to Trump campaign strategist Steve Bannon, to develop techniques that formed the basis of its work on the Trump campaign, The New York Times and The Guardian reported.Facebook said it suspended Cambridge Analytica over allegations that it kept the improperly obtained user data after telling Facebook it had been deleted.In a blog post, Facebook explained that Cambridge Analytica had years ago received user data from a Facebook app that purported to be a psychological research tool, though the firm was not authorized to have the information. Roughly 270,000 people downloaded and shared personal details with the app.Cambridge Analytica later certified in 2015 that it had destroyed the infor-mation it had received, according to Facebook, although the social network said it received reports several days agoŽ that not all the data was deleted. Facebook says it is investigating.Facebook has also suspended the access of Cambridge Analyticas parent company, Strategic Communication Laboratories; University of Cambridge psychology professor Aleksandr Kogan, the academic who created the app in question; and another individual, Christopher Wylie of Eunoia Technologies, who also allegedly received user data from the app. Wylie is a former Cambridge Analytics employee who has emerged as a primary source for the Times report.Cambridge Analytica denied wrongdoing in a statement. It said the parent companys SCL Elections unit hired Kogan to undertake a large scale research project in the U.S.,Ž but subsequently deleted all data it received from Kogans company after learning that Kogan had obtained data in violation of Facebook policies. The firm said none of Kogans data was used in its 2016 election work for the avoidance of doubt.Ž Kogan did not immedi-ately reply to an emailed request for comment. Wylie could not immediately be located.The Facebook blog post, written by deputy general counsel Paul Grewal, cited the public prominenceŽ of Cambridge Analytica, called the alleged data retention an unacceptable viola-tion of trustŽ and said the social network will take legal action if necessary to hold all parties respon-sible and accountable for any unlawful behavior.ŽCambridge Analytica is probably best known for its political work during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. The company claims to build psychological profiles based on personal details from mil-lions of Americans that can categorize individual voters. It worked for both the primary campaign of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, and Trumps general-election campaign.Trumps campaign Saturday denied using the firms data, saying it relied on the Republican National Committee for its data.The campaign used the RNC for its voter data and not Cambridge Ana-lytica,Ž the campaign said in a statement. Using the RNC data was one of the best choices the campaign made. Any claims that voter data were used from another source to support the victory in 2016 are false.ŽCambridge Analytica is backed by the family of billionaire donor Robert Mercer, a hedge fund manager who also supported the Trump campaign and other conservative candidates and causes, including Bannon, the Trump cam-paign strategist. Trump campaign officials have downplayed Cambridge Analyticas role, saying they briefly used the company for television advertising and paid some of its most skilled data employees.The firm had secured a $15 million investment from Mercer and wooed Bannon with the promise of tools that could identify the personalities of Amer-ican voters and influence their behavior. But Cam-bridge Analytica did not have the data to make its new products work. So the firm harvested pri-vate information from the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission.A representative for Bannon did not immedi-ately respond to an email seeking comment.The company has surfaced in the U.S. probes into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. British officials are also investigating the firm in connection with the June 2016 EU referendum.Trumps former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, disclosed an advisory role with Cambridge Analytica last August. SCL later said that position never materialized. Flynn is cooperating with special counsel Robert Muellers investigation into Russian election interference after pleading guilty to a felony charge.Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix also disclosed last November that the company reached out to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during the campaign to request emails related to the cam-paign of Democrat Hillary Clinton. Nix said Assange denied the request, which came after Assange had said publicly that he had the emails. Clinton cam-paign emails stolen by Russian agents are one focus of the election-interference probes.Nix has denied any involvement in Russian election meddling.Revelations that Cam-bridge Analytica misused social media data could also be of interest to Muellers investigation. While much of the thrust of special counsels investigation has been tightly held, Mueller has requested that the firm to turn over the emails of any employees who worked on the campaign, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal last year.Mueller is also looking at the role Wikileaks played in acquiring and making public the stolen Clinton campaign emails.Trump-linked data analysis rm taps 50M Facebook pro les

PAGE 7 | Sunday, March 18, 2018 A7By Bill BarrowThe Associated PressATLANTA „ Pennsylvanias Conor Lamb and Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, the new miracle men of the Democratic Party, offer a clear model for how to run in Republican terri-tory: Focus on economics, not guns, immigration or President Donald Trump.But that wont be easy when much of the party is whipped into a fervor over those topics.As the party barrels into primary season, its biggest success stories star Demo-cratic moderates who have run strong in Trump coun-try. But much of the energy in the party is on the left, where an active base is calling for single-payer health care, a $15-an-hour minimum wage and bans on certain weapons and ammunition. Finding the balance between the bases demands and winning general elections is Demo-crats new mission as they look toward the November midterms.The challenge will greet Democratic candidates across 75 targeted GOPheld districts that Trump won in 2016, as well as the 10 Democratic senators facing re-election challenges in states Trump won.To be sure, most of those districts are friendlier to Democrats than Jones Alabama, which Trump won by nearly 30 percent-age points, and Lambs southwest Pennsylvania House district, where Trump won by nearly 20 percentage points. Lamb maintains a lead of fewer than 700 votes. That race has not been called.The questions of tone, emphasis and policy nonetheless hang over Democrats mission to flip the 24 GOP-held seats they need for a House majority and their path to reverse Republicans 51-49 Senate advantage.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who is in line for a second stint as speaker if the Democrats are vic-torious in November, says the dangers of competing „ and sometimes unhappy „ factions are overblown.Its not a question of ideology. We all believe in working families, thats what unifies us,Ž she told The Associated Press. In order to win, it has to be an economic message.ŽRepublicans acknowledged Lambs strong performance this week in Pennsylvania as a wakeup call. But they also insist Lamb and Jones, who won his Senate seat last year, were unusual candidates. They competed in special elections where turnout is unpredictable, ran against flawed Republican nominees and, importantly, emerged unscathed from primaries.Some top Democratic recruits face serious pri-mary battles.In southern New Jerseys 2nd District, where Repub-lican Frank LoBiondo is retiring, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee touts state Sen. Jeff Van Drew as a bipar-tisan consensus builderŽ who wins his majority Republican legislative dis-trict easily. Trump won the congressional district by almost 5 points in 2016; LoBiondo got 59 percent of the vote.Yet liberals hammer Van Drew as a National Rifle Association supporter and abortion-rights threat. Van Drew has backed certain abortion restrictions as a legislator. His loudest crit-ics support retired teacher Tanzie Youngblood, who supports gun restrictions and abortion rights.Progressive activists have to save the party from itself, otherwise well be represented by Republicans masquerading as Democrats,Ž Youngblood said on her campaign Face-book account this week. Democratic leaders, she said, are out of touch with the base of the party.ŽLamb could be headed for a similar squeeze. Because of a new, court-ordered congressional map in Pennsylvania, he will need to start campaigning in a newly drawn district that is less Republican than his current one. There are already two declared candidates in that race, including a prominent local attorney who is to Lambs left on guns and health care.Democrats seek balance between bases demands


A8 Sunday, March 18, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comElectric golf carts are a nearly $1 billion industry and the market for them was forecast to grow globally by 6.4 per-cent between 2016 and 2026, Future Market Insights reports. Analysts say thats because people use them not just for golf courses, but also for personal use in suburban neighborhoods or large properties and industrial or business transport, according to London-based research firm Future Market Insights. Further, due to heavy demand for eco-friendly products and surging prices of fuel, electric golf carts witness the highest market share of the global golf market,Ž according to Research and Markets.Locally, some shop owners say the trend is made possible by the aging biker population. They see potential growth in golf carts on the horizon.A lot of my friends are getting up in age and theyre asking about golf carts,Ž Carrino said. They still ride, but they want something they can zip around the neighbor-hood in. ... I make then street-ready.ŽHe also makes them unique, turning a simple cart into an artistic, per-sonal statement.Pictures on Carrinos wall displays former carts that have been trans-formed into tiny versions of Ford Model Ts, Ford F-150s and Jeeps, minus the emblems, of course, since Carrino doesnt want challenges over copyright laws. He does most of the work himself, calling in a friend when he gets swamped and outsourcing some of the undercoating for the beach rides. Prices vary according to the work put into them, but Carrino pointed to a 1921 open-wheel Roadster lookalike and said it costs about $7,000.Custom shop owner Harris is working on some metal flaked and pin-striped, candy-coated carts. I do all the paint work on them,Ž Harris said, noting hes been doing the carts for about four years. A Michigan com-pany sends me 20-30 carts at a time.ŽHarris said his carts range in price from $7,000 to $45,000. I can crank them out in a week.ŽMike Kelly, the head golf pro at the Spruce Creek Country Club inside the Spruce Creek Fly-In, said roughly 90 percent of year-round homeowners use the carts to get around the gated community.Theyve always been used here,Ž Kelly said. Its all age groups.ŽBut he did say hes seen a serious uptick in the high-end custom cart numbers, ranging from the understated clas-sic transport to big, bold four-wheel drives and even those that really fit the community. Theyre shaped like airplanes. It gets quite custom,Ž Kelly said.At The Villages there are enough golf carts to put on an annual parade. Its popularity and another cart-builder there got Carrinos attention.I looked at the money he was making and looked at what I was making,Ž he said, adding he knew then he wanted to build carts, but he didnt want to do the same type of bedazzled carts he saw others doing. Hes found fulfillment.Showing off his newest build „ a beach vehicle made for a vendor who sells ice cream „ he points to the former golf cart that boasts solar panels on the roof, cabinets and lots of walk-through space. It looks like a mini, sand-friendly bus. Its four-wheel drive, so you can go on the beach. Youre not going to get stuck,Ž Carrino said, beaming over his latest contract to do three more.So, hes loving his new passion and the freedom to turn into, well, whatever. Said Carrino: You can only do so much with a bike.Ž CARTSFrom Page A3Tony Carrino, owner of Tony Carrino Classic Carts, stands near a four-wheel drive, stretched cart being built for a beach ice cream vendor, as seen on March 7 at his Ballough Road shop. [NEWS-JOURNAL/DAVID TUCKER] fell contributed to the accident.Experts interviewed by The Associated Press were mixed on the significance of those reported cracks.Amjad Aref, a professor with the University of Buffalos Institute of Bridge Engineering, said they should have been a big red flag.ŽBridges are really very vulnerable when they are under construction, when there are just pieces,Ž he said. Its like still a flimsy structure. And when you see cracks, somebody has to raise really a big flag and say, We need to do some-thing. We need to figure out whats happening quickly and do any mitigating actions to prevent further progression of damage and ultimately collapse, as we saw here.ŽBut Ralph Verrastro, principle of Naples-based Bridging Solutions, was not surprised to hear about cracks, and said it was not necessarily a problem.Any bridge with concrete, thats made of concrete, theres always cracks,Ž said Verrastro, who has been an engineer for 42 years. If they had concerns that something was going on for that main span, then they would have called the sheriff or the police and closed the road. I would be very sur-prised if its determined that they were taking a chance and trying to do something under traffic. Its just, as bridge engineers, thats just never done.ŽTwo days before the col-lapse, an engineer with the design firm left a voicemail to say some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span, but the voicemail wasnt picked up until after the collapse, Florida Department of Transportation officials said Friday. In a transcript released Friday night, Denney Pate with FIGG Bridge Group said the cracking would need repairs but the company didnt think it was a safety issue.In a statement Saturday, university officials said representatives of FIU and DOT met with a FIGG engineer for two hours Thursday morning to discuss the cracking, and determined there wasnt a safety issue. The bridge fell soon afterward.The FIGG engineer of record delivered a techni-cal presentation regarding the crack and concluded that there were no safety concerns and the crack did not compromise the structural integrity of the bridge,Ž FIU said.NTSB officials have said its too early to say whether any cracking con-tributed to the collapse.In a news release late Friday, FIGG Bridge Engineers said it con-tinues to work diligentlyŽ to determine the cause of the collapse, and is exam-ining the steps its team has taken. It added, The evaluation was based on the best available information at that time and indicated that there were no safety issues.Ž It also asked for time to accu-rately determine what led to the accident.Scheduled to open in 2019, the bridge was to provide safe passage over a canal and six lanes of traffic, a showpiece architectural feature con-necting the campus with Sweetwater. BRIDGEFrom Page A1

PAGE 9 | Sunday, March 18, 2018 A9expansion, adding 24 more beds for emergency room patients and creating space for future expansion. A few years ago, it completed a $2 million expansion of its emergency room. Before that, it spent $6 million to add 24 rooms in a new short-stay wing. It also opened a mental health unit for seniors.Benge said hospital CEO Don Henderson told him he is pleased that plans for the Venetian Isle mixed-use project includes 225 townhouse apartments.Were very excited about that,Ž Henderson said. Some hospital workers, especially those just starting their careers, need reasonably priced housing nearby. Many commute from Marion, Sumter, Citrus and faraway places in Lake County. Some drive in each day from Orange and Seminole counties.Beacon College is especially pleased with the prospect of a national-brand hotel coming in. The private college in downtown Leesburg now has 350 students, but will soon top out with 500. The hotel will provide rooms for parent weekends and for prospective students.I think its a great thing for Leesburg,Ž said Mayor Dan Robuck. Such developments bring in more investors and jobs. The city has spent mil-lions on new gatewayŽ beautification projects, and is in the process of working with the state to improve Dixie, which is also State Road 44.The city recently deeded a stretch of Palmetto Street to the college to turn it into a pocket park.Ž Businesses are spending millions downtown to renovate buildings and open new retail businesses.Im especially excited about whats going on at the waterfront,Ž Robuck said.City staff are working with potential restaurant owners to build at Venetian Gardens. The city is already committed to erecting a new community building in the park, and has made improvements to Ski Beach, a playground and splash pad.Benge said the hotel chain has not yet signed the final papers on the Venetian Isle project, but plans call for an $18 mil-lion facility.The development is also projected to have a 200250 unit assisted living/independent living facil-ity, with a similar-sized memory careŽ unit owned by Age Well Senior Living. That project is valued at about $40-$45 million.A medical office complex will have a value of about $20 million, and $4 million for retail.The townhomes will be worth about $145,000 each, for a total of figure of $32.6 million.The area will continue to grow. Leesburg and The Villages are close to wrapping up a land deal near Floridas Turnpike that will bring in 4,500 new homes. Central Florida Health, which owns both LRMC and Villages Regional Hospital, recently purchased five acres of land for a 24-hour emergency services facility, Hender-son said. BLOOMINGFrom Page A1of anonymity. They also recount different conver-sations he had with Comey, who kept notes on meetings with Trump that unnerved him.Though the precise con-tents are unknown, the memos possibly could help substantiate McCabes assertion that he was unfairly maligned by a White House he says had declared warŽ on the FBI and Muellers investiga-tion. They almost certainly contain, as Comeys memos did, previously undisclosed details about encounters between the Trump administration and FBI that could be of interest to Mueller.The disclosure Saturday came hours after Trump called McCabes firing by Attorney General Jeff Sessions a great day for DemocracyŽ and asserted without elaboration that McCabe knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels off the FBI!Ž In the last year, Trump has repeatedly con-demned as emblematic of an FBI that he insists is biased against his administration.That sent former CIA Director John Brennan, an outspoken Trump critic, into a Twitter tizzy: When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America...America will triumph over you.ŽSessions said he acted on the recommendation of FBI disciplinary officials who said McCabe had not been candid with a watchdog office investigation. McCabe was fired two days before his retirement date on Sunday. The dismissal likely jeopardizes his ability to collect his full pension benefits and, more broadly, could add to the turmoil that has enveloped the FBI since Comeys firing and as the bureau moves ahead with an investigation the White House has dismissed as a hoax. MEMOSFrom Page A1 says it has reports of six front-end crashes with significant damage to the cars. Four people died and six were injured.The problem has been traced to electrical circuit shorts in air bag control computers made by parts supplier ZF-TRW. NHTSA now wants to know if other automakers used the same computer.On Feb. 27, Hyundai recalled nearly 155,000 Sonatas due to air bag failures, which the com-pany blamed on the short circuits. Hyundais sister automaker Kia, which sells similar vehicles, has yet to issue a recall.In a statement Saturday, Kia said that it has not confirmed any air bag non-deployments in its 2002-2013 Kia Forte models arising from the potential chip issue.Ž The company said it will work with NHTSA investigators.Kia will act promptly to conduct a safety recall, if it determines that a recall would be appropri-ate,Ž the company said.But a consumer complaint cited in NHTSAs investigation documents said Kia was informed of a crash near Oakland in which air bags failed to deploy and a passenger was killed.In October 2015, the complainant told NHTSA that a 2012 Forte was involved in a serious front-end crash that occurred in July 2013. A passenger was killed and the driver was injured. According to the complaint, Kia was notified, the air bag computer was tested and it was found not to be working.Ž AIR BAGSFrom Page A1


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PAGE 11 | Sunday, March 18, 2018 B1 Cheer: Middle school and high school students throughout Lake County who participated in an array of events to honor the dead and wounded from an attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month. Because these events occurred on school campuses during regular hours, few members of the public could attend. Thats a shame, because they were a sight to behold. Initially conceived as a protest against gun violence and a call for greater restrictions on firearms, the students here instead designed programs meant to remember the lives destroyed by an evil gunman. And in doing so, their events became something just as meaningful as, and perhaps more powerful than, protests elsewhere in the United States. At Leesburg High School, for instance, hundreds of students encircled a pond on campus, some holding banners bearing the names of the victims and featuring personal information they had researched about each. The students observed 17 minutes of silence, punctuated only by the recitation of a victims name and the single peal of a bell once a minute. There was no protest, no defiant walkout from classes. There was no political rhetoric. There were no fiery speeches, no condemnations of beliefs or ideologies. There was no giggling, no cutting up. There was only reverent silence and sober contemplation by hundreds of students who stood at attention out of respect for the moment, not because adults demanded it but because they were moved to do so by their conviction in their belief of the sanctity of life. These students displayed a maturity and a resolve that was at once refreshing and inspiring. We salute them, and we are heartened to know that such compassion and character runs so deep in the next generation of Americas leaders.Jeer: The Florida Legislature for ... well, a lot of bad behavior, but lets focus for a moment on the fact that lawmakers failed to pass meaningful legislation against texting and driving. Currently, Florida bans texting and driving, but only as a secondary offense „ meaning drivers cant be stopped only for doing it. The legislation sponsored by Rep. Keith Perry would have made it a primary offense that allows police to pull over motorists for texting behind the wheel. Perry previously helped get legislation approved that requires children ages 5 and under to be in approved car seats, and it was good to see him continuing to be an advocate for vehicle safety measures. Distracted driving claimed nearly 3,500 lives in 2015 alone in the United States, according to the National Highway Safety Administration. Anyone on the road can see that texting and driving in particular is a significant problem, especially with young people. A true texting ban would help discourage this practice and prevent injuries and deaths. The bill sailed through the House thanks to new support from Speaker Richard Corcoran. But it surprisingly died in a Senate committee after concerns were raised about potential effects on minority drivers. Dont believe for a moment that this Legislature gives a rip about the effect on minority drivers. Such laws are now in place in 46 states without problems. This was nothing more than the Legislature again abdicating its responsibility to safeguard the public.OUR OPINIONCheers and Jeers ANOTHER OPINION Feel-good response wont work We need to support the school-safety initiative put forth by School Board Member Bill Mathias and Sheriff Grinnell. Modeled after the Polk County program, it allows volunteer, properly trained, screened and selected school administrators, coaches, security personnel and teachers to have access to a weapon on campus. Similar programs have been implemented throughout Florida and around the nation without unintended consequences. This is a common sense and fiscally responsible response to an issue facing our society. Hiring more police officers, counselors and renovating/hardening our thousands of schools is just throwing dollars after an issue to look like something is being done. Before spending nearly half a billion dollars on the emotional answer, lets ask/recruit our local retired police officers, military and firemen if they will commit to several hours a week at a school to patrol and protect. Train, vet and give them another mission. Recently, TV news reported on a would-be thief who tried to hold up a store with a pistol. The store security camera showed him brandishing his pistol, but he failed in his attempt to rob the store owner when she and her daughter shot him several times with their pistols. He was later apprehended when he went to the hospital for care of his gunshot wounds. Score another one for the good guys. Imagine the increase in crime if those with ill intent thought we were all unarmed. Supporters of this plan are not wild-eyed loons. We love our children and recognize that we must take unemotional steps to adjust to changes in our culture.Ken McCard, Leesburg Celebrating women like never before Each March, we have the great opportunity for each and every Floridian to intertwine womens stories „ individually and collectively „ into the essential fabric of our states history as we celebrate Womens History Month. This annual celebration shines a bright light upon the contributions of women to events in historical and contemporary societies. Although womens history is woven into the history shared with men, several factors „ social, religious, economic and biological „ create a unique sphere of womens history. This year marks the 38th anniversary of the Womens History Movement, and as Executive Director of the state agency charged with shining a light on discrimination in the State of Florida, I find it very fitting that this years theme, Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women,Ž compels us to remember those who have endured discrimination, fought back and made a difference. In Florida, women have been at the forefront of our growing and vibrant Sunshine State. Educators, like Mary McLeod Bethune who founded Bethune-Cookman University, and the states first African-American woman to serve as a legislator, Gwendolyn GwenŽ Sawyer Cherry, each served as both civil rights champions and role models to all Floridians and women throughout the nation. I am proud that the stories of women from all cultures and classes are recognized and celebrated as never before. Our shared history unites families, communities and nations. Let all Floridians come together to recognize and highlight the many ways that womens history has become a significant part of our Florida story. I echo the words of Amelia Earhart who said, Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.ŽMichelle Wilson, Florida Commission on Human Relations Executive DirectorLETTERS TO THE EDITOR OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comHAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 During the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton called half of Donald Trump's supporters deplorable and was vilified for doing so. Most Republicans screamed to the high heavens how shameful she was using the term deplorable. The definition of deplorable is: deserving strong condemnation. The word is synonymous with disgraceful, shameful, dishonest, unworthy, inexcusable, unpardonable and unforgivable. Most of these words define the current president. Before Trump ran for the presidency, he fabricated the story that former President Barack Obama was not an American. He began the birtherism movement and had many Republicans buying into the lie. This was one of the first steps for the Republican Party to take toward becoming deplorable. At this point, they could have stepped up and said no.Ž The leadership of the party stood back and said nothing, but some went as far as to say that since they had not seen his birth certificate, they couldnt confirm he was American. As Trump began his campaign, he spewed his deplorable language by calling Mexicans rapists and murders that needed to be sent back and build a wall to keep them out of the country. Where were the Republicans? Rather than taking a stand against these deplorable remarks being made FROM THE LEFTThe Republican Party has become the deplorable party Gary ClarkAmericans have historically respected the laws passed by Congress. The most significant test of respecting federal laws in my lifetime occurred in 1954 after the Supreme Court ruled on Brown v. Board of Education, which ended segregation in our schools.The two most glaring examples of not respecting that decision of the Supreme Court were exhibited by Ala-bama Governor George Wallace and Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus, both Democrats. Former President Dwight Eisenhower in 1957 sent the 101st Airborne to Little Rock, Arkansas, to guarantee the entrance of black students to Little Rock Central High School. In 1963, Wallace personally tried to block two black students from entering the University of Alabama. Former Presi-dent John Kennedy did what Eisenhower had done in Arkansas by federalizing a segment of the Alabama National Guard to ensure entrance by the students. Governor Wallace stepped aside.Now we fast-forward to the present and again we see democratic governors defying federal law on illegal immigration. Jerry Brown, governor of California, and Andrew Cuomo, gover-nor of New York, are blatantly ignoring and opposing our immigration laws. The underlying reason for their embrace of illegals (including felons) is that they may vote now (illegally) or in the future, they are also counted in our census and their numbers distort our congressional FROM THE RIGHTDemocrats ignoring federal law, past and present Russ SloanSee LEFT, B2 See RIGHT, B2


B2 Sunday, March 18, 2018 | OPINIONIm here to defend cultural appropriation. Cross-cultural influence,Ž would be the less pejorative phrase. But the term above, with its connotations of grand-theft culture, is the one favored by some African-American activists whove had it up to here with nonblack performers borrowing the soul and style of Michael, Marvin and Prince. Singer Bruno Mars is the latest to feel their ire. Mars, son of a Filipina mom and a Puerto Rican/ Ashkenazi Jewish dad, has been ubiquitous in recent years with a high-octane style fueled by hip-hop, funk and other African-American idioms. A few days ago, he was the object of a heated debate on The Grapevine, an internet series on African-American issues. Panelist Seren Sensei ripped him a new one. As she sees it, Mars success proves that many Americans prefer their black music and their black culture from a nonblack face.Ž Mars, she said, is a karaoke singer ... a wedding singer ... the person you hire to do Michael Jackson and Prince covers. Yet Bruno Mars has an Album of the Year Grammy and Prince never won an Album of the Year Grammy.Ž Twitter lit up like a Christmas tree. Mars was defended by many African Americans, including R&B legend Charlie Wilson, who called him a genuine talent, pure and simple.Ž Of course, nothing is ever pure and simple when it comes to this question of who has the rightŽ to exploit black culture. In her rant on The Grapevine, Sensei left the impression she thinks this is a new argument. Its not. To the contrary, it goes back through Eminem and Vanilla Ice, through Hall and Oates and Elton John, through the Doobie and Righteous Brothers. It goes back through Memphis music impresario Sam Phillips, who famously mused: If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel, I could make a billion dollars.Ž Then Elvis walked into his life. But it goes back before Elvis, too, back to swingera titans like Benny Goodman, and before that, to white vaudevillians performing in blackface. For both good and bad (i.e., blackface), the mimicry of AfricanAmerican soul and style has always been a staple of American culture, particularly in music. Would we want it any other way? Do we really want to say that one may not paint a picture, dance a dance or sing a song from outside ones own culture? If thats a world without Bruno Mars, well, its also a world without country-music star Darius Rucker, heavy metal artist Ice-T and opera singer Leontyne Price. You cant put art in a straitjacket. Thats what makes it art. Moreover, culture is an exchange, a give and take. And in this polyglot nation, you could no more restrict the influence of African-American music to African-American people than you could strain out the Kool-Aid powder after it hits the water. Yes, I take Senseis larger point: America has a long history of preferring black culture without the inconvenience of black people. Thats why Phillips was right, and Elvis reached heights unthinkable for Little Richard and Chuck Berry. It might also be why Mars won a Grammy that Prince never did. Which speaks to the endurance of the colorcoded rules by which advantage and disadvantage have always been meted out. In other words, racism. But that will still be here if Bruno Mars goes country tomorrow. So its pointless to be angry with him over cultural appropriation.Ž If you want to be angry, be angry that there remains some truth in what Sam Phillips said, over 65 years later. Make a liar out of him, and everything else will take care of itself.FROM THE LEFTIn defense of cultural appropriationSince the beginning of recorded history there have been end of the world predictions. In recent years we have had radio preachers, politicians and scientists declare with certainty that the world would soon end, either because of our decadent lifestyle, or because of global warming,Ž now known as climate change.Ž Responses to these Chicken Little declarations have ranged from people hiding in caves to the most recent announcement by Costco that it has a doomsday meal kit for sale. The cost is $6,000. The online listing says the kit contains 36,000 servings of food that will feed a family of four for one year. Marc Moranos new book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate ChangeŽ (Regnery Publishing) is just in time to refute the argument that climate changeŽ will destroy all life on Earth. It is a mark of Moranos dark humor that he features as an endorsementŽ of the book a comment by the liberal Daily Kos, which calls Morano evil personified.Ž The book is a pointby-point takedown of the predictions of disaster made by the climate change movement, none of which have materialized, but when one is part of a cult, facts dont matter. In the books foreword, the late John Coleman, who was a meteorologist, TV weatherman and co-founder of The Weather Channel, writes: We meteorologists are well aware of how limited our ability is to predict the weather. Our predictions become dramatically less reliable as they extend into the future. When we try to predict just a few weeks into the future our predictions become increasingly inaccurate. Yet the climate change establishment that now dominates the UN bureaucracy and our own government science establishment claim that they can predict the temperature of the Earth decades into the future.Ž Coleman then gets to the heart of the issue: Their global warming scare is not driven by science; it is now being driven by politics. So today anybody who defies the prevailing climate change scare puts his career and his reputation into extreme danger.Ž Among the facts revealed in Moranos book are these: The world spends $1 billion a day to preventŽ global warming; A UN scientist says the 97 percent consensusŽ on global warming was pulled from thin air,Ž presumably hot air from many politicians; scientific organizations claim climate change consensus, but have not polled their members; climate policies are not helping, but crushing the worlds poorŽ; The Paris climate accord theoretically postpones global warming by just four years, but will cost $100 trillion if fully implemented; climate change has been blamed for prostitution, barroom brawls, airplane turbulence and war; one climate activist is quoted as saying we should protect our kids by not having themŽ; recent hottest yearŽ claims are based on statistically meaningless year-to-year differences; Antarctica is actually gaining, not losing ice; carbon dioxide levels today are 10 times lower than in some past Ice Ages. Morano argues that the debate over climate change is not settled, as many claim. Science is never settled and apparently neither is the politics of climate change, which is being advanced by people who want more control over every aspect of our lives. Real scientists who specialize in climate and related fields are quoted in the book. These are voices we rarely, if ever, see mentioned in the mainstream media because the media are part of the collusion. Read this book and you will become an informed climate change denier, armed with arguments and facts to counter the propaganda being pushed by climate change fanatics. It will also save you $6,000 the next time you visit Costco.FROM THE RIGHTApocalypse now? Cal Thomas Leonard Pitts about some of the hardest working folks in our country, they chose to sit back and watch. As the campaign progressed, he deplorably played friendly with the alt-right, the KKK and the Nazi supporters. He cheered them on when they showed up at his rallies. He further demeaned a Gold Star family, as well as Senator John McCain. It was deplorable when he encouraged his supporters to punch people that disagreed with him. When a black man was punched in the face while at one of his rallies, he told the crowd he would pay their fines. While he was making these deplorable remarks, he continued to shout, make America great again.Ž Where was the Republican Party? It was deplorable when Trump bragged about grabbing women by the (expletive).Ž It was deplorable when he allegedly sexually harassed 17 different women. It was deplorable when he boastfully supported Roy Moore, an Alabama judge who allegedly made inappropriate sexual advances toward young girls „ one as young as 14. The president has made disrespectful comments about women and has reduced womens rights by executive orders and legislation. Where was the Republican Party? Where was the Republican Party when Trump was making derogatory remarks about people of color, such as Haitians have aids,Ž or, Africa and Haiti are s„holeŽ countries? Where was the Republican Party when he continued to vilify the Central Park Five or when he attacked Judge Curiel and African American war zones?Ž Trump tried to repeal the Affordable Care Act, taking away medical coverage for millions. He failed to provide funding for the Childrens Health Insurance Program, passed an unnecessary tax bill that would jeopardize Medicaid, blew up the deficit and took actions that affect clean air and water. Trump pulled out of the Paris Accord, pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and imposed tariffs on our trading partners. This will have an impact on our stock market, interest rates and inflation and could lead to a trade war. Where was the Republican Party? When Trump thumbed his nose at historical traditions, refused to show taxes, refused to remove himself from business ventures, showed nepotism, utilized his properties for government purposes, tweeted out disparaging remarks and lied more than 2,000 times since in office, where was the Republican Party? Donald Trump is deplorable based on the definition. Anyone that belittles others, takes actions that are harmful to others, is disrespectful to women and takes actions harmful to our environment is deplorable. All of those that are complicit with such a person are also deplorable. The Republican Party has been and continues to be complicit. This makes them deplorable as well. LEFTFrom Page B1districts. California may have two to three added congressional districts because of the numbers of illegal aliens in their state. Illegals get drivers licenses in California and Im pretty sure a portion of those illegals will vote. A lawsuit in Pennsylvania testimony recently submit-ted stated that more than 100,000 non-citizens are registered to vote. If those numbers are anywhere close, how many illegals are likely registered to vote in California, New York and Illinois? Of course there has been a suspicion for years that even the dead can vote in Chicago ... if they are Democrats.If ignoring our federal laws on illegal immigration wasnt bad enough, I look at the increasing disregard of our federal laws against marijuana. How can states be allowed to legalize marijuana when federal law says its illegal? Whether its the deliberate acceptance of illegal immi-gration or the disregard of our laws against marijuana by democratic governors, mayors and some members of Congress, what message is being conveyed to our younger generations and their respect for the law? Is their message to obey the laws you like and disregard the laws you dont like?Look at the numbers of suspensions and expulsions in our schools. We increasingly see a growing lack of students respecting authority in school. That self-absorbed attitude often follows them in not respecting authority and our laws once they leave. It impacts us even more when they can vote. My wife and I recently met a fourth grade teacher who told us about one of her students who slammed her book on her desk and stated, Im sick of this,Ž as she walked out of class. I look at the campus at University of California Berkeley and their radicalism (fairly typical in California higher education) and I see a breeding ground for producing stu-dents who ignore any laws they dont agree with on campus or off. The Liberals in California and elsewhere dont want any distinction between legal and illegal immigration. They also want us to accept using marijuana for recreational purposes (getting high) and the democratic politicians see it as a source of new tax revenues and federal law be damned.There does seem to be an obvious connection as to those who disrespect our federal laws on illegal immigration and marijuana. Those ignoring our immigration and marijuana laws appear overwhelmingly to be Democrats. History repeats itself. In the 1950s and 1960s it was the Democrats opposing desegregation in our schools and other public facilities. The Democrats were wrong then and wrong now on illegal immi-gration and marijuana. Oh, I almost forgot, the Demo-crats were also wrong on the issue of slavery. Three for three. RIGHTFrom Page B1After Donald Trumps election as president in 2016, The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board raised the hope that the mercurial businessman would be kept from impul-sive decision-making by institutional checks and balances „ starting with a strong Cabinet ready to stand up to him as need be.To a certain extent, this has happened.But the presidents visit to San Diego on Tuesday to view prototypes of his proposed border wall and to rally troops at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar comes during an eventful span that may be remembered as a pivot point in his pres-idency. This month, Trump abruptly imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports over objections of most of his domestic policy staff, spurring the resigna-tion of his top economics adviser, Gary Cohn. On Monday, Trump appeared to embrace economic nationalism even further, abruptly ordering Singapore-based Broadcom to end its attempted hostile takeover of San Diego-based Qualcomm, claiming the decision was driven by national security without providing any evidence. Then on Tuesday, after months of speculation, Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, having finally tired of Tillersons advocacy of mainstream Washington views on Russia (dangerous) and the Iran nuclear deal (worth trying to salvage). CIA Director Mike Pompeo, whose primary attribute in Trumps eyes seems to be their friendly relationship, was tapped as Tillersons replacement. Now a bigger Cabinet shakeup is rumored.Yes, Chinese steel dump-ing is a problem. Yes, if Broadcom has shadowy Chinese ties, thats a prob-lem. Yes, its good for the president to have rapport with his top diplomat. But Trump allies and critics alike see him as seeking affirmation from aides „ not frank advice. Thats a potential bigger problem. From the San Diego Union-Tribune.ANOTHER OPINION Turning point in presidency? ANOTHER OPINION

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B4 Sunday, March 18, 2018 | OUR SCHOOLS Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Senior Paper First Place: Rachel Williams, Eustis High School Second Place: Heather Christner, Umatilla High School Senior Individual Performance First Place: Seth Dial, East Ridge High School Senior Individual Exhibit First Place: Cailin McDonald, Real Life Christian Second Place: Juliana LaPierre, Real Life Christian Senior Individual Website First Place: Catherine Gregorious, East Ridge High School Second Place: John Braddock, Real Life Christian Senior Group Performance First Place: Maclaine Thompson, Schuyler Thompson, Carlie Sullivan and Faith Eaton, Real Life Christian Second Place: Tyler Kieft and Anthony Saldariaga, East Ridge High School Senior Group Exhibit First Place: Hannah Lander and Max Hanson, Real Life Christian Second Place: Tyler John, Ryanne LaPierre and Christopher Suchar, Real Life Christian Senior Group Website Second Place: Dustin DelPizzo and Marcus Nix, Eustis High School Senior Group Documentary First Place: Alana Braddoc and, Jordan Brewster, Real Life Christian Second Place: Janki Patel, Aleeza Beg and Tiffany Rampersaud, East Ridge High School Junior Paper First Place: Katie Rosenau, Carver Middle Second Place: Carter Salmon, Eustis Middle School Junior Individual Performance First Place: Alexandra Bishop, Eustis Middle School Second Place: Vicky Scurti, Carver Middle School Junior Individual Exhibit First Place: Lauren Ludwig, Real Life Christian Second Place: Brianna Pinder, Windy Hill Middle School Junior Individual Website First Place: Lileas Lee, Clermont Middle School Second Place: Connor McClain, Real Life Christian Junior Individual Documentary First Place: Logan Parlato, Carver Middle School Second Place: Joe Pinto, Real Life Christian Junior Group Performance First Place: Amelia Candalino and Elisabeth Broker, Eustis Middle School Second Place: Emily McCormack and Ashley Nadeau, Real Life Christian Junior Group Exhibit First Place: Caroline Baker and Kenson Moore, Eustis Middle School Second Place: Lily Henderson, Hailey Gardner and Miekayla Curtis, Carver Middle School Junior Group Website First Place: Zachary Henson and Xavier Chandler, Eustis Middle School Second Place: Keira Woodhead, Mia Wood and Kristina Vela, Windy Hill Middle School Junior Group Documentary First Place: Mason Schryver, Keagan Mathias, Cole Baxley, Gilberto Jimenez, Eustis Middle School Second Place: Javon Garry, Ayden Mendoza, Mount Dora Middle School Senior Overall Maclaine Thompson, Schuyler Thompson, Carlie Sullivan and Faith Eaton, Real Life Christian Junior Overall Caroline Baker and Kenson Moore, Eustis Middle SchoolBy Lake County SchoolsCLERMONT „ Chelsey McCurdy, a second grade teacher in her third year of teaching at Lost Lake Elemen-tary School, is Lake County Schools 2018-19 Rookie Teacher of the Year.The announcement was made at Lake-Sumter State College during a March 14 ceremony that celebrated the Rookie Teachers of the Year from each school. The award goes to outstanding teachers who have been in their instructional role no more than three years. Nomina-tions are made by employees at each school.McCurdy graduated from the University of Central Flor-ida with a bachelors degree in early childhood development and education and a masters degree in educational leadership. In her role at Lost Lake, she has helped refine math blueprints and coached other second grade teachers on strategies for improving the learning experience for students.When asked what inspires her as an educator, she wrote in her application packet, Teachers do not go into this profession for the income. They go in for the outcome and to help inspire our future leaders of America.ŽMcCurdy received a commemorative ring from Herff Jones, a chair from Ernie Morris, four passes to Walt Disney World and several gift cards from sponsors along with a trophy, and her name will be added to a plaque with past Rookie Teachers of the Year.McCurdy named Rookie Teacher of the YearSecond-grade teacher at Lost Lake Elementary looks to inspire our future leadersChelsey McCurdy, left, stands with Lost Lake Elementary School Principal Susan Pegram. McCurdy, a second grade teacher at Lost Lake Elementary, is Lake County Schools 2018-19 Rookie Teacher of the Year. [SUBMITTED] Staff ReportLEESBURG „ Former Florida state representative H. Marlene OToole will pilot the Center for Innovation and Outreach at Beacon College. Beacon College hired O-Toole, 73, in August to manage several projects. She recently accepted the directorship at the fledgling innovation hub. She assumed her post March 1.The Center for Innovation and Outreach is the schools new hub for project development and exporting its specialized expertise as Americas first college or uni-versity accredited to award bachelors degrees primarily to students with learning dis-abilities, ADHD, dyslexia and other learning differences.The center houses programs, including the High School Summer for Success course for students with learning differ-ences, global partnerships with LD educators and an entrepre-neurial incubator for students with learning differences.Other innovations include: the Beacon Certificate, a grad-uate-level online certificate course for college educators and service providers who serve this population, and the First Career Community offer-ing postgraduate residential mentoring, employment and wraparound services for up to two years for graduates who require more time to transition successfully to full indepen-dence and the workforce. The program launches this fall.From 2008-16, OToole, a Lady Lake Republican, repre-sented District 33 „ including Sumter County, northern Lake County, and southern Marion County.Before Beacon and the Legis-lature, OToole spent 30 years as a regional manager for IBM Corporation. Transforming attitudes among regional and national employers regarding the ability of individuals with learning differences to contribute to the global marketplace stands among the centers urgent outcomes, she said.Corporations need to know and to participate with employment opportunities,Ž she said. For too long, stu-dents with learning differences have been misunderstood when it comes to hiring.ŽOToole to run Beacon College Innovation and Outreach HubBy Lake County SchoolsTAVARES „ Just as some children develop an early interest in medicine, music or computers, some feel the same about a career in teaching.The THS Teaching Academy, launching at Tavares High School next school year in partnership with the University of Central Florida, will offer students an advanced, hands-on curriculum in preparation for a career in teaching. After high school, students who complete the academy may continue with their post-secondary education at UCF, complete internships in Lake schools and are guaranteed a job interview with the school district, where they can start their teaching career.District leaders see it as a win for Lake schools, as the academy can provide a steady pipeline of well-trained teachers with a connection to the county.We are seeing a decline in the number of job applicants who have a background in education and an increase in those who come to education as a second career,Ž Superin-tendent Diane Kornegay said. We are concerned about the decline in education students and what that could mean for us in the future. Thats the thinking behind our decision to grow our own teachers through this academy in part-nership with UCF. We want to capture those high school students who are interested in a career in education, nurture that interest and instill a pas-sion for teaching.ŽIts also a win for students, who will be offered a rigorous college-prep program, including field experience and guided observations, and an opportunity to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist industry certification, which satisfies the state graduation requirement for the comple-tion of an online course. They will also have the opportunity to earn college credit at no cost while still in high school and to complete community service hours required for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship.To enroll in the academy, students must have a minimum 2.5 overall grade point average, a score of Level 3 or higher on the FSA English Language Arts assessment, good attendance and no significant history of discipline issues.Interested students and parents can learn more at Family Night from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 27 at Tava-res High School, 603 N. New Hampshire Ave.Teaching academy coming to Lake schoolsOToole Lake County SchoolsTAVARES „ Students from across Lake County are heading to the Florida History Day statewide com-petition this spring with hopes of making it to the national competition later in the year.The students are among the 175 participants in the recent Lake County His-tory Day competition, which was held March 3 at the First United Methodist Churchs Wesley Center in Clermont. Participants came from eight area middle schools and four high schools, and they entered a total of 110 projects related to this years theme, Conflict and Compromise in History.ŽDistrict competitors were identified from a pool of contestants who competed at school contests through-out the county. Firstand second-place winners at the district competition advanced to the state con-test May 6-8 at Tallahassee State College. Those who place first or second at Flor-ida History Day will advance to the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland.National History Day is the nations leading educa-tional program for history education in the schools. The program annually engages more than half a million students across the nation. Students research history topics of their choice related to an annual theme and create exhibits, documentaries, performances and papers, which they may enter in competitions at the district, affiliate and national levels.To learn more, call 352253-6874 or go to con ict and compromiseStudents show off their medals from the recent Lake County History Day competition, which was held March 3 at the First United Methodist Churchs Wesley Center in Clermont. [LAKE COUNTY SCHOOLS] Students show o projects at Lake County History Day contestLAKE COUNTY HISTORY DAY WINNERS

PAGE 15 | Sunday, March 18, 2018 C1 SPORTS DRAG RACING | C5PRITCHETT HAS BUSY WEEKEND WITH NHRA Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Luke MeredithThe Associated PressThe rumblings were there before March Madness kicked off „ that this could be the year for a No. 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament.Not pinpointing Maryland-Baltimore County to stun top overall seed Virginia, and cer-tainly not by 20 points. But the win by the Retrievers „ who needed a buzzer-beater to upset Vermont in the America East Tournament „ highlighted changes in college hoops that have shrunk the mythical gap between 16s and 1s. It also shows what can happen in a single game when everything falls into place for the right underdog.Really, anybody can beat anybody and if you dont come to play youre going to get beat,Ž Virginias Ty Jerome said.That may be truer now than ever before, even though it took 136 games for the 16-over-1 upset to happen in the mens tournament, 20 years after Harvard toppled Stanford in the opening round of the womens tournament.Virginia relied more on teamwork than overwhelming talent to work its way toward becoming the unanimous No. 1 team in the final AP Top 25 before the tournament. But even top seeds with multiple NBA prospects are more vulnerable than ever.St. Johns had dropped 11 games in a row before beating No. 9 Duke in February, a team now seeded second in what many consider the most loaded bracket of the NCAA Tournament, the Midwest. Dukes loss highlighted the risk of leaning so heavily on freshmen, even those who put up strong offensive outings. Four days after beating Duke, St. Johns followed up by beating Villanova „ a No. 1 seed powerhouse that may be even more talented now than its 2016 championship team. Its more than just the one-and-done era that has put top seeds at higher risk.The explosion of the transfer market has spread out talent like never before Upset shows shi in college hoops By Teresa M. WalkerAssociated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. „ Dwayne Bacon, Jonathan Isaac and Xavier RathanMayes all are gone, the first two drafted into the NBA. Florida State has only one starter back from a year ago when the Seminoles' expected run through the NCAA Tour-nament came to a stunning and ugly end so much earlier than expected.Now the Seminoles are in a second-round rematch against the same team that put an absolute beatdown on them „ in the same West Region no less.This time, it's the Musketeers coming in as the No. 1 seed in the South Region and ninth-seeded Florida State has a chance to ruin Xavier's tourney dreams for sweet payback Sunday night on the way to the Sweet 16. At least that's exactly what the Musketeers, with four starters back, expect."I have a feeling that they're going to try and come out and get some revenge," Xavier senior guard J.P. Macura said.The Seminoles finished tied for second in the Atlantic Coast Conference last season, earning a No. 3 seed that matched the best in school history. They played in Orlando and were stocked in talent with Isaac the sixth overall pick in the NBA draft to Orlando and Bacon taken at No. 40 by Charlotte. Rathan-Mayes just spent a 10-day stint with the Mem-phis Grizzlies.Xavier came in as the No. 11 seed and dominated the Seminoles in a 91-66 victory on the Musketeers' way to the Elite Eight.Coach Chris Mack said his Musketeers weren't that good or Florida State that bad in that game."I think we got Florida State on their heels early in the game, and then I think, you know, the game sort of ava-lanched," Mack said.Roles are reversed this time around. Xavier won the Big East regular season title and is a No. 1 seed for the first time in program history. Florida State finished eighth in the Atlantic Coast Conference defeated No. 8 seed Missouri on Friday night to advance this time around.Xavier senior guard Trevon Xavier suspects FSU wants revenge in rematchFlorida State guard Braian Angola (11) reacts in the second half of a game against Missouri in the NCAA Tournament in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday. Florida State won 67-54. [AP PHOTO / MARK HUMPHREY] See UPSET, C6 See FSU, C6 Indianapolis receives No. 6 pick, 3 secondrounders in massive dealBy Dennis Waszak Jr.The Associated PressNEW YORK „ The New York Jets shook up the NFL draft on Saturday by soar-ing three spots to No. 3 overall in a stunning swap with the Indianapolis Colts.The Jets acquired the third pick in a strong sign that they intend to get one of the top quarterbacks available. They sent the Colts their first-rounder „ No. 6 overall „ along with two second-rounders this year and a second-rounder next year to complete the massive deal.Colts general manager Chris Ballard said the teams had been discussing a potential trade since early in the week.They had an interest to move up to (No.) 3 and kind of went back and forth for the last four or five days,Ž Ballard said in a video posted on the Colts Jets acquire No. 3 overall draft pick from ColtsNew York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan speaks during a press conference at the scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Jets have acquired the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft from the Indianapolis Colts. [DARRON CUMMINGS/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] See JETS, C6By Doug FergusonAssociated PressORLANDO „ Henrik Sten-son did just enough right and was happy enough to take a one-shot lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, even if he wishes it could have been more.Stenson missed a short birdie putt and a 12-foot eagle attempt on the back nine Saturday, had his tee shot knocked down by a gust of wind that led to bogey and closed out a 1-under 71 to go into the final round with another chance to win at Bay Hill."I was looking for a little better," Stenson said. "But I'm still in the lead."Bryson DeChambeau also missed his share of chances in a round of 72 and was one shot behind.More troublesome was the number of players that are still very much in range, and one of them could be Tiger Woods.Rory McIlroy made eagle on No. 12 and birdied two of his last three holes and was two shots behind. He will be in the penultimate group with Justin Rose, who shot a 67 while playing in the same group with Woods and the massive crowd and wound up three shots behind. Ryan Moore (67) also was three back.Woods made another bold play on the par-5 16th, this time with his ball near the lip of a bunker. Instead of pitching Just good enoughStenson takes 1-shot lead at Bay Hill; Woods 5 backHenrik Stenson reacts after missing a putt on the second green during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Saturday in Orlando. [AP PHOTO / PHELAN M. EBENHACK] See GOLF, C6


C2 Sunday, March 18, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TV SPORTS BRIEFS AUTO RACING 12:30 p.m. FS1 „ FIA Formula E, CBMM Niobium Punta del Este (Uruguay) E-Prix (same-day tape) 3:30 p.m. FOX „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Auto Club 400, at Fontana, Calif.COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon CBS „ NCAA Tournament, second round, Butler vs. Purdue ESPN „ NIT Tournament, second round, Mississippi St. at Baylor 2:30 p.m. CBS „ NCAA Tournament, second round, Syracuse vs. Michigan State 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ NIT Tournament, second round, Oregon at Marquette 5 p.m. CBS „ NCAA Tournament, second round, Texas A&M vs. North Carolina 6 p.m. TNT „ NCAA Tournament, second round, Nevada vs. Cincinnati 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ NIT Tournament, second round, Middle Tennessee at Louisville 7 p.m. TBS „ NCAA Tournament, second round, Clemson vs. Auburn 7:30 p.m. TRU „ NCAA Tournament, second round, UMBC vs. Kansas State 8:30 p.m. TNT „ NCAA Tournament, second round, Florida State vs. Xavier 9:30 p.m. TBS „ NCAA Tournament, second round, Marshall vs. West VirginiaDRAG RACING 7 p.m. FS1 „ NHRA, Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals, “ nals, at Gainesville, Fla. (same-day tape)GOLF 12:30 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Arnold Palmer Invitational, “ nal round, at Orlando 2 p.m. NBC „ PGA Tour, Arnold Palmer Invitational, “ nal round, at Orlando 6 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, Bank of Hope Founders Cup, “ nal round, at PhoenixMLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB „ Spring training, Philadelphia vs. Minnesota, at Fort Myers 4 p.m. MLB „ Spring training, L.A. Angels vs. Texas, at Surprise, Ariz.NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA „ Houston at Minnesota 10:30 p.m. NBA „ Portland at L.A. ClippersNHL HOCKEY 5 p.m. SUN „ Edmonton at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. NBCSN „ St. Louis at ChicagoPARALYMPIC GAMES 4:30 p.m. NBCSN „ PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games: Sled Hockey, Gold Medal Game (encore) 11:30 p.m. NBCSN „ PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games, Closing CeremonySKIING 3 p.m. NBCSN „ FIS World Cup, “ nals, Men's Slalom & Women's Giant Slalom, at Are, Sweden (same-day tape)SOCCER 8:30 a.m. FS1 „ Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund vs. Hannover 9:30 a.m. FS2 „ FA Cup, quarter“ nal, Wigan Athletic vs. Southampton 10:30 a.m. FS1 „ Bundesliga, Koln vs. Bayer Leverkusen 12:30 p.m. FS2 „ FA Cup, quarter“ nal, Leicester City vs. ChelseaTENNIS 2 p.m. ESPN „ ATP-WTA Tours, BNP Paribas Open, men's and women's “ nals, at Indian Wells, Calif.WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon ESPN2 „ NCAA Tournament, second round, Louisville vs. Marquette, at Louisville, Ky. 2 p.m. ESPN2 „ NCAA Tournament, second round (whip-around coverage), DePaul vs. Texas A&M, Maryland vs. NC State and Oregon St. vs. Tennessee 7 p.m. ESPN „ NCAA Tournament, second round, Notre Dame vs. Villanova, at Notre Dame, Ind.8:30 p.m.ESPN2 „ NCAA Tournament, second round, Michigan vs. Baylor, at Waco, Texas 9 p.m. ESPN „ NCAA Tournament, second round, Virginia vs. South Carolina, at Columbia, S.C. 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ NCAA Tournament, second round, Minnesota vs. Oregon, at Eugene, Ore. AUTO RACING NASCAR AUTO CLUB 400 LINEUPFridays qualifying; race today At Auto Club Speedway Fontana, Calif. (Car number in parentheses) 1. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 186.567 mph. 2. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 186.437. 3. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 186.128. 4. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 186.047. 5. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 185.711. 6. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 185.577. 7. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 185.185. 8. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 185.076. 9. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 184.848. 10. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 184.436. 11. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 184.360. 12. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 184.341. 13. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 184.743. 14. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 184.596. 15. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 184.115. 16. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 183.819. 17. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 183.683. 18. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 183.397. 19. (43) Darrell Wallace Jr., Chevrolet, 182.848. 20. (23) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 175.161. 21. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 183.870. 22. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 183.603. 23. (00) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 176.043. 24. (55) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 133.735. 25. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 0.000. 26. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 0.000. 27. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 0.000. 28. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 0.000. 29. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 0.000. 30. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 0.000. 31. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 0.000. 32. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 0.000. 33. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 0.000. 34. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 0.000. 35. (51) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, 0.000. 36. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 0.000. 37. (72) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 0.000. PRO BASKETBALL NBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division W L PCT. GBx-Toronto 52 17 .754 „ x-Boston 47 22 .681 5 Philadelphia 38 30 .559 13 New York 24 45 .348 28 Brooklyn 21 48 .304 31Southeast Division W L Pct GBWashington 39 30 .565 „ Miami 37 33 .529 2 Charlotte 30 39 .435 9 Orlando 21 49 .300 18 Atlanta 20 49 .290 19Central Division W L Pct GBIndiana 40 29 .580 „ Cleveland 39 29 .574 Milwaukee 36 32 .529 3 Detroit 30 38 .441 9 Chicago 24 44 .353 15 WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division W L Pct GBy-Houston 54 14 .794 „ New Orleans 39 29 .574 15 San Antonio 39 30 .565 15 Dallas 22 47 .319 32 Memphis 18 50 .265 36Northwest Division W L Pct GBPortland 42 26 .618 „ Oklahoma City 42 29 .592 1 Minnesota 40 29 .580 2 Utah 39 30 .565 3 Denver 38 31 .551 4Paci“ c Division W L Pct GBy-Golden State 52 17 .754 „ L.A. Clippers 37 31 .544 14 L.A. Lakers 31 38 .449 21 Sacramento 23 47 .329 29 Phoenix 19 51 .271 33 x-clinched playoff berth; y-won divisionFridays GamesBoston 92, Orlando 83 Philadelphia 120, Brooklyn 116 Toronto 122, Dallas 115, OT Oklahoma City 121, L.A. Clippers 113 Miami 92, L.A. Lakers 91 Sacramento 98, Golden State 93Saturdays GamesAtlanta at Milwaukee, late Houston at New Orleans, late Indiana at Washington, late Charlotte at New York, late Dallas at Brooklyn, late Cleveland at Chicago, late Denver at Memphis, late Minnesota at San Antonio, late Sacramento at Utah, late Detroit at Portland, late Golden State at Phoenix, lateTodays GamesOklahoma City at Toronto, 1 p.m. Boston at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Portland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.Mondays GamesCharlotte at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Indiana, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Chicago at New York, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Detroit at Sacramento, 10 p.m. COLLEGE BASKETBALL MENS BASKETBALL NCAA TOURNAMENTAll times Eastern EAST REGIONAL First Round March 15 At PPG Paints Arena, PittsburghVillanova 87, Radford 61 Alabama 86, Virginia Tech 83At American Airlines Center, DallasTexas Tech 70, Stephen F. Austin 60 Florida 77, St. Bonaventure 62Friday At Little Caesars Arena, DetroitPurdue 74, Cal State Fullerton 48 Butler 79, Arkansas 62At Viejas Arena, San DiegoMarshall 81, Wichita State 75 West Virginia 85, Murray State 68Second Round Saturday At PPG Paints Arena, PittsburghVillanova 81, Alabama 58At American Airlines Center, DallasTexas Tech (25-9) vs. Florida (21-12), lateToday At Little Caesars Arena, DetroitPurdue (29-6) vs. Butler (21-13), 12:10 p.m.At Viejas Arena, San DiegoMarshall (25-10) vs. West Virginia (25-10), 9:45 p.m.At TD Garden, Boston Regional Semi“ nals March 23Villanova (32-4) vs. Marshall-West VirginiaMurray State winner Purdue-Butler winner vs. Texas Tech-Florida winnerRegional Championship March 25Semi“ nal winnersSOUTH REGIONAL First Round March 15 At American Airlines Center, DallasTennessee 73, Wright State 47 Loyola of Chicago 64, Miami 62At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, IdahoKentucky 78, Davidson 73 Buffalo 89, Arizona 68Friday At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.Kansas State 69, Creighton 59 UMBC 74, Virginia 54At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.Cincinnati 68, Georgia State 53 Nevada 87, Texas 83, OTSecond Round Saturday At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, IdahoBuffalo (27-8) vs. Kentucky (25-10), lateAt American Airlines Center DallasTennessee (26-8) vs. Loyola of Chicago (29-5), lateToday At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.UMBC (25-10) vs. Kansas State (23-11), 8 p.m.At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.Cincinnati (31-4) vs. Nevada (28-7), 6:10 p.m.At Philips Arena, Atlanta Regional Semi“ nals March 22 Regional Championship March 24Semi“ nal winnersMIDWEST REGIONAL First Round March 15 At PPG Paints Arena, PittsburghRhode Island 83, Oklahoma 78, OT Duke 89, Iona 67At INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.Kansas 76, Pennsylvania 60 Seton Hall 94, N.C. State 83Friday At Little Caesars Arena, DetroitMichigan State 82, Bucknell 78 Syracuse 57, TCU 52At Viejas Arena, San DiegoAuburn 62, College of Charleston 58 Clemson 79, New Mexico State 68Second Round Saturday At PPG Paints Arena, PittsburghDuke 87, Rhode Island 62At INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.Kansas (28-7) vs. Seton Hall (22-11), lateToday At Little Caesars Arena, DetroitMichigan State (30-4) vs. Syracuse (22-13), 2:45 p.m.At Viejas Arena, San DiegoAuburn (26-7) vs. Clemson (24-9), 7:10 p.m.At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Regional Semi“ nals March 23Kansas-Seton Hall winner vs. Auburn„ Clemson winner Duke (28-7) vs. Michigan State-Syracuse winnerRegional Championship March 25Semi“ nal winnersWEST REGIONAL First Round March 15 At INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.Houston 67, San Diego State 65 Michigan 61, Montana 47At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, IdahoGonzaga 68, UNC Greensboro 64. Ohio State 81, South Dakota State 73Friday At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.Texas A&M 73, Providence 69 North Carolina 84, Lipscomb 66At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.Xavier 102, Texas Southern 83 Florida State 67, Missouri 54Second Round Saturday At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, IdahoGonzaga (31-4) vs. Ohio St. (25-8), lateAt INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.Michigan (29-7) vs. Houston (27-7), lateToday At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.North Carolina (26-10) vs. Texas A&M (21-12), 5:15 p.m.At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.Xavier (29-5) vs. Florida State (21-11), 8:45 p.m.At STAPLES Center, Los Angeles Regional Semi“ nals March 22 Regional Championship March 24Semi“ nal winnersFINAL FOUR At The Alamodome, San Antonio National Semi“ nals March 31South champion vs. West champion East champion vs. Midwest championNational Championship April 2Semi“ nal winnersSECOND-ROUND BOX SCORES VILLANOVA 81, ALABAMA 58ALABAMA (20-16) Key 2-5 1-4 6, Hall 1-2 1-2 3, Ingram 2-6 0-0 4, Sexton 7-14 3-4 17, Jones 0-1 2-4 2, Barnes 0-0 0-0 0, Reese 2-5 3-4 9, Smith 2-3 1-2 5, Giddens 3-3 1-1 7, Johnson 0-3 2-2 2, Petty 1-5 0-0 3, Schaffer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-48 14-23 58. VILLANOVA (32-4) Spellman 3-8 0-0 7, Paschall 2-6 2-2 7, Brunson 3-7 3-3 12, Booth 1-5 2-2 4, Bridges 7-16 4-5 23, Cosby-Roundtree 1-1 2-2 4, Delaney 1-2 0-0 3, Samuels 0-1 0-0 0, Leibig 0-0 0-0 0, DiVincenzo 6-13 1-2 18, Gillespie 1-4 0-0 3. Totals 25-63 14-16 81. Halftime„Villanova 32-27. 3-Point Goals„ Alabama 4-16 (Reese 2-5, Key 1-3, Petty 1-5, Johnson 0-1, Schaffer 0-1, Sexton 0-1), Villanova 17-41 (Bridges 5-8, DiVincenzo 5-11, Brunson 3-6, Delaney 1-2, Gillespie 1-3, Spellman 1-3, Paschall 1-5, Booth 0-3). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Alabama 31 (Ingram 7), Villanova 33 (Spellman 8). Assists„ Alabama 13 (Schaffer, Sexton 3), Villanova 18 (DiVincenzo, Booth 5). Total Fouls„Alabama 13, Villanova 21. Technicals„Sexton.DUKE 87, RHODE ISLAND 62RHODE ISLAND (26-8) Berry 3-9 2-2 8, Dowtin 5-10 0-0 10, Terrell 4-13 1-2 10, Matthews 9-19 1-4 23, S.Robinson 0-1 1-2 1, Layssard 0-0 0-0 0, Akele 0-0 0-0 0, Langevine 2-3 0-3 4, Tertsea 0-0 0-0 0, Dadika 0-0 0-0 0, Russell 2-4 0-0 6, Garrett 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 25-63 5-13 62. DUKE (28-7) Carter 6-6 1-1 13, Bagley 8-10 5-7 22, Duval 3-10 4-5 11, Allen 3-6 1-1 10, Trent 5-13 4-4 18, J.Robinson 0-1 0-0 0, DeLaurier 2-2 2-4 6, White 1-1 0-0 2, Bolden 0-1 2-2 2, OConnell 0-0 0-0 0, Goldwire 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 29-51 19-24 87. Halftime„Duke 45-28. 3-Point Goals„Rhode Island 7-19 (Matthews 4-8, Russell 2-4, Terrell 1-5, Garrett 0-2), Duke 10-21 (Trent 4-9, Allen 3-4, Goldwire 1-1, Bagley 1-2, Duval 1-4, J.Robinson 0-1). Fouled Out„Russell. Rebounds„Rhode Island 28 (Berry 8), Duke 36 (Bagley 9). Assists„Rhode Island 15 (Dowtin 9), Duke 20 (Duval 7). Total Fouls„Rhode Island 19, Duke 15.NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENTAll times Eastern Second Round SaturdayPenn State 73, Notre Dame 63TodayMississippi State (23-11) at Baylor (19-14), 1 p.m. Oregon (23-12) at Marquette (20-13), 4:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee (25-7) at Louisville (21-13), 6:30 p.m.MondayStanford (19-15) at Oklahoma State (20-14), 7 p.m. LSU (18-14) at Utah (20-11), 9 p.m. Washington (21-12) at Saint Marys (29-5), 11 p.m. Western Kentucky (25-10) at Southern Cal (24-11), 11:30 p.m.COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONALAll times Eastern Quarter“ nals Monday Campbell (17-15) vs. New Orleans (16-16), 7 p.m. North Texas (16-17) vs. Mercer (19-14), 8 p.m. Central Arkansas (18-16) vs. Jacksonville State (22-12), 8 p.m. Utah Valley (23-10) vs. San Francisco (19-15), 10 p.m.COLLEGEINSIDER.COM TOURNAMENT First Round March 12Central Michigan 94 at Fort Wayne 89 Drake 80 at Abilene Christian 73 Liberty 65, NC A&T 52 San Diego 88, Hartford 72March 14Eastern Michigan 83, Niagara 65 Illinois-Chicago 84, St. Francis (Pa.) 61 UTSA 76, Lamar 69March 15Austin Peay 80, Louisiana-Monroe 66FridayCentral Michigan 98, Wofford 94SaturdayPortland State (20-13) at San Diego (19-13), lateNCAA WOMENS TOURNAMENT All times Eastern ALBANY REGIONAL First Round Friday At Columbia, S.C. Virginia 68, California 62 South Carolina 63, N.C. A&T 52 Saturday At Storrs, Conn. UConn 140, Saint Francis (Pa.) 52 Quinnipiac 86, Miami 72 At Athens, Ga. Duke 72, Belmont 58 Georgia 68, Mercer 63 At Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State 91, Little Rock 49 Buffalo 102, South Florida 79Second Round Today At Columbia, S.C.Virginia (19-13) vs. South Carolina (27-6), 9 p.m.Monday At Storrs, Conn.UConn (33-0) vs. Quinnipiac (28-5)At Athens, Ga.Duke (23-8) vs. Georgia (26-6)At Tallahassee, Fla.Buffalo (28-5) vs. Florida State (26-6) SPOKANE REGIONAL First Round Friday At Notre Dame, Ind. Notre Dame 99, Cal State Northridge 81 Villanova 81, South Dakota State 74, OT At College Station, Texas DePaul 90, Oklahoma 79 Texas A&M 89, Drake 76 At Eugene, Ore. Minnesota 89, Green Bay 77 Oregon 88, Seattle 45 Saturday At Columbus, Ohio Central Michigan 78, LSU 69 Ohio State 87, George Washington 45Second Round Today At Notre Dame, Ind.Notre Dame (30-3) vs. Villanova (23-8), 7 p.m.At College Station, TexasDePaul (27-7) vs. Texas A&M (25-9), 2 p.m.At Eugene, Ore.Minnesota (24-8) vs. Oregon (31-4), 10:30 p.m.Monday At Columbus, OhioCentral Michigan (29-4) vs. Ohio State (28-6) KANSAS CITY REGIONAL First Round Friday At Raleigh, N.C. Maryland 77, Princeton 57 NC State 62, Elon 34 Saturday At Starkville, Miss. Oklahoma State 84, Syracuse 57 Mississippi State (32-1) vs. Nicholls (19-13), late At Los Angeles UCLA 71, American 60 Iowa (24-7) vs. Creighton (18-12), late At Austin, Texas Arizona State 73, Nebraska 62 Texas (26-6) vs. Maine (23-9), lateSecond Round Today At Raleigh, N.C.Maryland (26-7) vs. NC State (25-8), 2 p.m.Monday At Starkville, Miss.Mississippi State-Nicholls winner vs. Oklahoma State (21-10)At Los AngelesIowa-Creighton winner vs. UCLA (25-7)At Austin, TexasArizona State (22-12) vs. Texas-Maine winner LEXINGTON REGIONAL First Round Friday At Louisville, Ky. Louisville 74, Boise State 42 Marquette 84, Dayton 65 At Knoxville, Tenn. Oregon State 82, Western Kentucky 58 Tennessee 100, Liberty 60 At Waco, Texas Michigan 75, Northern Colorado 61 Baylor 96, Grambling State 46 Saturday At Stanford, Calif. Florida Gulf Coast 80, Missouri 70 Stanford (22-10) vs. Gonzaga (27-5), lateSecond Round Today At Louisville, Ky.Louisville (33-2) vs. Marquette (24-9), noonAt Knoxville, Tenn.Oregon State (24-7) vs. Tennessee (25-7), 2 p.m.At Waco, TexasMichigan (23-9) vs. Baylor (32-1), 8:30 p.m.Monday At Stanford, Calif.Florida Gulf Coast (31-4) vs. Stanford-Gonzaga winner, TBA PRO HOCKEY NHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Tampa Bay 70 48 18 4 100 257 198 Boston 69 44 17 8 96 232 179 Toronto 71 42 22 7 91 239 204 Florida 69 35 27 7 77 210 216 Montreal 71 26 33 12 64 182 226 Ottawa 70 26 33 11 63 196 242 Detroit 71 26 34 11 63 183 219 Buffalo 71 23 36 12 58 172 232Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Washington 71 41 23 7 89 222 208 Pittsburgh 72 41 26 5 87 237 218 New Jersey 71 37 26 8 82 215 211 Columbus 71 38 28 5 81 198 198 Philadelphia 71 35 25 11 81 208 210 Carolina 70 30 29 11 71 188 218 N.Y. Rangers 71 32 32 7 71 205 227 N.Y. Islanders 71 30 31 10 70 228 258WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Nashville 71 47 14 10 104 232 178 Winnipeg 71 42 19 10 94 236 187 Minnesota 71 40 24 7 87 221 205 Colorado 71 38 25 8 84 226 208 Dallas 72 38 26 8 84 207 193 St. Louis 70 37 28 5 79 192 186 Chicago 72 30 34 8 68 204 218Paci“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Vegas 71 45 21 5 95 240 199 San Jose 71 39 23 9 87 214 196 Los Angeles 72 39 27 6 84 207 181 Anaheim 72 36 24 12 84 202 195 Calgary 72 35 27 10 80 202 213 Edmonton 71 31 35 5 67 200 228 Vancouver 71 25 37 9 59 183 231 Arizona 70 23 36 11 57 169 225 2 points for a win, 1 for OT loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffsFridays GamesWashington 6, N.Y. Islanders 3 Ottawa 3, Dallas 2, OT Nashville 4, Colorado 2 San Jose 7, Calgary 4 Anaheim 4, Detroit 2 Minnesota 4, Vegas 2Saturdays GamesBuffalo 5, Chicago 3 Edmonton 4, Florida 2 New Jersey 3, Los Angeles 0 Montreal at Toronto, late Philadelphia at Carolina, late Ottawa at Columbus, late Boston at Tampa Bay, late N.Y. Rangers at St. Louis, late Minnesota at Arizona, late San Jose at Vancouver, lateTodays GamesDetroit at Colorado, 3 p.m. Calgary at Vegas, 4 p.m. Edmonton at Tampa Bay, 5 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Dallas at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Anaheim, 9 p.m.Mondays GamesColumbus at Boston, 7 p.m. Nashville at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Florida at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Calgary at Arizona, 10 p.m.SABRES 5, BLACKHAWKS 3CHICAGO 0 2 1 „ 3 BUFFALO 1 1 3 „ 5 First Period„1, Buffalo, Pouliot 13 (Ristolainen, Reinhart), 18:10. Penalties„Guhle, BUF, (slashing), 11:55. Second Period„2, Chicago, Oesterle 5 (Toews, Kane), 8:15. 3, Buffalo, OReilly 20 (Eichel, Reinhart), 11:07 (pp). 4, Chicago, Jurco 4, 14:15. Penalties„Ristolainen, BUF, (interference), 6:35; Hinostroza, CHI, (tripping), 7:00; Jurco, CHI, (slashing), 9:46. Third Period„5, Chicago, Toews 20 (Saad, Kane), 0:20. 6, Buffalo, Baptiste 3 (Beaulieu, Antipin), 2:17. 7, Buffalo, Baptiste 4 (Larsson, Scandella), 18:04. 8, Buffalo, Reinhart 19 (OReilly), 19:21. Penalties„Keith, CHI, (tripping), 5:50; Seabrook, CHI, (hooking), 16:03. Shots on Goal„Chicago 12-17-9„38. Buffalo 12-6-14„32. Power -play opportunities„Chicago 0 of 2; Buffalo 1 of 4. Goalies„Chicago, Berube 2-4-0 (31 shots-27 saves). Buffalo, Johnson 8-11-3 (37-34). A„19,070 (19,070). T„2:29. Referees„Peter MacDougall, Kevin Pollock. Linesmen„Brad Kovachik, Mark Shewchyk.OILERS 4, PANTHERS 2EDMONTON 0 1 3 „ 4 FLORIDA 0 2 0 „ 2 First Period„None. Penalties„Haley, FLA, served by Malgin, (interference), 8:10; Khaira, EDM, Major (“ ghting), 8:10; Haley, FLA, Major (“ ghting), 8:10; Klefbom, EDM, (tripping), 17:08. Second Period„1, Florida, Vatrano 4, 8:02. 2, Edmonton, Nugent-Hopkins 20 (Draisaitl), 11:09 (sh). 3, Florida, Trocheck 28 (Ekblad, MacKenzie), 15:54. Penalties„Lucic, EDM, (cross checking), 2:09; Lucic, EDM, (roughing), 10:41; Klefbom, EDM, (delay of game), 12:43. Third Period„4, Edmonton, McDavid 34 (Rattie, Nugent-Hopkins), 0:38. 5, Edmonton, Larsson 4 (McDavid, Nurse), 6:13. 6, Edmonton, Rattie 1 (McDavid), 19:10. Penalties„Rattie, EDM, (holding), 3:21; Slepyshev, EDM, (roughing), 6:36; Trocheck, FLA, (roughing), 6:36; Draisaitl, EDM, (cross checking), 12:05. Shots on Goal„Edmonton 10-7-19„36. Florida 16-14-12„42. Power -play opportunities„Edmonton 0 of 1; Florida 0 of 6. Goalies„Edmonton, Talbot 26-27-2 (42 shots-40 saves). Florida, Luongo 14-9-2 (35-32). A„14,192 (19,250). T„2:29. Referees„Dean Morton, Kendrick Nicholson. Linesmen„Pierre Racicot, Tony Sericolo.DEVILS 3, KINGS 0NEW JERSEY 2 0 1 „ 3 LOS ANGELES 0 0 0 „ 0 First Period„1, New Jersey, Grabner 27, 8:29 (sh). 2, New Jersey, Hischier 16 (Gibbons, Severson), 13:27. Penalties„Wood, NJ, (holding), 5:54; Palmieri, NJ, (high sticking), 8:19; Moore, NJ, (hooking), 14:17; Lovejoy, NJ, (hooking), 15:19. Second Period„None. Penalties„LaDue, LA, (holding), 9:03; Mitchell, LA, (hooking), 11:05; Wood, NJ, (interference), 11:16; LaDue, LA, (interference), 15:17; Coleman, NJ, (tripping), 18:23. Third Period„3, New Jersey, Wood 17 (Boyle), 6:06. Penalties„Toffoli, LA, (cross checking), 15:29. Shots on Goal„New Jersey 4-14-10„28. Los Angeles 19-8-11„38. Power -play opportunities„New Jersey 0 of 4; Los Angeles 0 of 6. Goalies„New Jersey, Kinkaid 19-9-2 (38 shots-38 saves). Los Angeles, Quick 28-26-2 (28-25). A„18,230 (18,230). T„2:33. Referees„Trevor Hanson, TJ Luxmore. Linesmen„ Kory Nagy, Derek Nansen.AHLEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Lehigh Valley 64 40 16 3 5 88 226 187 WB/Scranton 60 36 18 4 2 78 193 169 Providence 62 37 20 3 2 79 184 149 Charlotte 64 36 25 0 3 75 214 186 Bridgeport 63 31 24 5 3 70 172 168 Spring“ eld 63 28 29 5 1 62 180 196 Hartford 64 27 29 5 3 62 173 218 Hershey 64 26 29 4 5 61 167 205 North Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Toronto 62 44 16 1 1 90 204 132 Syracuse 64 38 19 3 4 83 202 167 Rochester 64 30 18 10 6 76 193 181 Utica 62 30 22 6 4 70 173 180 Laval 64 24 32 6 2 56 181 225 Binghamton 62 20 32 7 3 50 151 197 Belleville 64 23 36 2 3 51 154 231 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Manitoba 63 38 17 4 4 84 216 159 Chicago 61 33 19 7 2 75 190 163 Iowa 61 29 18 9 5 72 191 188 Grand Rapids 63 33 23 1 6 73 194 180 Rockford 63 31 24 4 4 70 188 192 Milwaukee 63 32 26 4 1 69 175 193 Cleveland 61 21 32 5 3 50 150 208 Paci“ c Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Tucson 56 33 18 4 1 71 174 148 San Diego 56 32 20 3 1 68 178 160 Ontario 56 30 20 4 2 66 160 154 Texas 64 32 22 7 3 74 188 197 Stockton 56 29 21 2 4 64 178 162 San Antonio 64 29 25 10 0 68 164 181 San Jose 55 26 23 3 3 58 142 159 Bakers“ eld 56 24 22 9 1 58 156 176 2 points for a win, 1 for an OT or shootout loss; Standings determined by winning percentage (not shown) not by pointsFridays GamesHershey 3, Bridgeport 2 Toronto 3, Belleville 1 Laval 4, Utica 2 Grand Rapids 4, Rockford 3, OT Providence 5, Rochester 3 Syracuse 3, Spring“ eld 2, OT Hartford 4, Lehigh Valley 3, SO Manitoba 3, San Antonio 2, OT Cleveland 6, Texas 5, OT San Diego 2, Milwaukee 0 Bakers“ eld 8, San Jose 4 Tucson 3, Stockton 0Saturdays GamesBinghamton at Charlotte, late Spring“ eld at Hershey, late Utica at Belleville, late Laval at Syracuse, late Iowa at Grand Rapids, late Hartford at WB/Scranton, late Providence at Lehigh Valley, late Rockford at Chicago, late Manitoba at Texas, late Milwaukee at Ontario, late Tucson at Stockton, late Bakers“ eld at San Diego, lateTodays GamesBinghamton at Charlotte, 2 p.m. Bridgeport at Providence, 3:05 p.m. Hershey at WB/Scranton, 3:05 p.m. Spring“ eld at Lehigh Valley, 3:05 p.m. Utica at Toronto, 4 p.m. Iowa at Chicago, 4 p.m. Cleveland at San Antonio, 4 p.m. Rochester at Hartford, 5 p.m. San Jose at Ontario, 6 p.m.Mondays GameRockford at Iowa, 8 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA New York City FC 3 0 0 9 6 1 Columbus 2 0 1 7 5 2 Philadelphia 1 0 1 4 2 0 New York Red Bulls 1 0 0 3 4 0 Montreal 1 2 0 3 4 5 New England 1 1 0 3 2 3 Atlanta United FC 1 1 0 3 3 5 D.C. United 0 1 2 2 4 6 Orlando City 0 2 1 1 2 5 Chicago 0 2 0 0 4 6 Toronto FC 0 2 0 0 0 3 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Los Angeles FC 2 0 0 6 6 1 Vancouver 2 0 0 6 4 2 Minnesota United 2 1 0 6 6 5 Houston 1 1 1 4 7 4 San Jose 1 0 0 3 3 2 Los Angeles Galaxy 1 1 0 3 3 3 Sporting Kansas City 1 1 0 3 4 5 FC Dallas 0 0 1 1 1 1 Real Salt Lake 0 1 1 1 2 6 Colorado 0 1 0 0 1 2 Seattle 0 1 0 0 0 1 Portland 0 2 0 0 1 6 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieSaturdays GamesHouston 2, D.C. United 2, tie Columbus 0, Philadelphia 0, tie Minnesota United 2, Chicago 1 Montreal 1, Toronto FC 0 New York City FC 2, Orlando City 0 Vancouver at Atlanta United FC, late San Jose at Sporting Kansas City, late New York at Real Salt Lake, lateTodays GameSeattle at FC Dallas, 5 p.m.Saturday, March 24New York City FC at New England, 1:30 p.m. Portland at FC Dallas, 3:30 p.m. D.C. United at Columbus, 6 p.m. Minnesota United at New York, 7 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Colorado, 9 p.m. LA Galaxy at Vancouver, 10 p.m. TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueTEXAS RANGERS „ Named Eric McMahon assistant major league strength and conditioning coach. Released LHP Jonathon Niese from minor league contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Signed INF Danny Espinosa to a minor league contract. Claimed LHP Sam Moll off waivers from Seattle.NEW YORKWoodhead announces retirement from NFLDanny Woodhead went from undersized and undrafted to bigtime playmaker in 10 NFL seasons.The versatile running back announced his retirement from playing in a humble and heartfelt post on Instagram early Saturday.10 years!Ž Woodhead wrote. Wow, God had crazy plans for a small little kid from North Platte, NE! Its been a wild ride and feel so blessed He allowed me to do what I loved for so long. But now its time to say goodbye to the game I love.ŽThe 5-foot-8, 204pound Woodhead had 2,238 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns, along with 300 catches for 2,698 yards and 17 scores while playing for the New York Jets, New England, San Diego and Baltimore. He added an exciting element to the offenses in which he played, able to run the ball through seemingly the smallest of holes. The Associated Press

PAGE 17 | Sunday, March 18, 2018 C3The Associated PressNEW YORK „ Ismael Tajouri and Maximiliano Moralez scored 12-minutes apart in the second half and New York City FC opened the season with three straight wins for the first time in the club's short his-tory with a 2-0 victory over Orlando City on Saturday.Orlando goalkeeper Joe Bendik misplayed a backpass that went right to Tajouri inside the 18-yard box and Tajouri took a few touches to the pen-alty spot for an easy finish in the 62nd minute. After an Orlando giveaway to Saad Abdul-Salaam, Jesus Medina settled it for an oncoming Moralez to slide it home.NYCFC (3-0-0) was without start David Villa due to a minor injury.Orlando City (0-21), led by NYC's former coach Jason Kreis (201415), has its share of injury problems as well. Striker Stefano Pinho had a right ankle injury last Saturday, leaving on crutches, and playmaker Dom Dwyer will be out for at least two more weeks.Sacha Kljestan made his debut for Orlando after serving a two-game ban. The club arrived late due to the St. Patrick's Day parade traffic.COLUMBUS 0, PHILADELPHIA 0CHESTER, Pa. „ Columbus played the Philadelphia Union to a scoreless draw on Saturday to extend the Crew's unbeaten regular-season streak to 13 matches.Most of the scoring opportunities for Columbus (2-0-1) came from Gyasi Zardes. He ran to Federico Higuain's back-heel pass in the 27th minute but Zardes' break-away shot sailed wide. Zardes also had a good chance in the 51st minute on a header and came up empty on another one-on-one opportunity in the 64th.Orlando stays winless with 20 loss to NYCFC Tip of the week: According to www.fishingtipsdepot. com, an effective method for catching fish in a river is to use live bait and bounce it off the bottom. There are several types of fishing rigs that can accomplish this and will help present your bait more naturally. The website recommends using the Carolina Rig. Also, sure you bounce your live bait with the current, and never against it.1. Yankeetown/Waccasassa: According to Jim Zaloga, the final couple weeks of sheephead fishing are here. The islands by the intake canal are producing many of these striped fish. Sheepheads love live shrimp. Cobia have been spotted off of the intake canal area and should be in larger numbers soon.2. Crystal River/Homosassa:Capt. William Toney said that after a windy and cold start to the week he is look-ing forward to the warm spring weather predicted for this weekend. Staying on top of fish during swings in the weather has become a challenge. He said he believes there are plenty of trout around on the near-shore rocks and also the points, flats and creek mouths. This past week he did well using MirrOlure lil Johns with a ‡th-ounce red jig head. Near the shallow rocks and inshore, the D.O.A. 5.5 glow jerk bait worked best. There were a few Spanish mackerel, grunts and small gag grouper mixed in as well that were caught on shrimp.The redfish bite has been up and down just like the weather. Toney said he has experienced some redfish that just would not bite, shrimp or pinfish then he would move a few keys inshore to some very good action. The only difference he said he could see between the two schools of fish is the ones that were biting were mixed in with lots of mullet. Snook seem to be in their own environment near the redfish but away from the keys in sandy holes. He likes to move in slowly to have a chance at catching them. They will appear to be long, dark fish against the yellow sand bottom. Some-times its easier to blind cast towards the sandy holes because they are easier to see then to get close enough to spot the snook. Once the snook get spooked then its game over. Incoming tide will be late afternoon this weekend.3. Withlacoochee: Capt. Bob at Anglers Resort on the Withlacoochee River in Dunnellon reports there have not been many fishing on the river and Lake Rous-seau, but those who have been continue to report things are still on the slow side. Those fishing on the river, especially up around the Rainbow, have had the best success with wild shiners and those fishing the lake have had best suc-cess using artificial worms and top water plugs. Some crappie are being caught in the phosphate pits using Missouri minnows.4. Orange Lake/Lochloosa:Lochloosa Harbor is report-ing that specks are all over the weed areas and are being caught with regular-ity. Minnows have been the best baits.5. Ocklawaha River: Roger Robins at Buck N Bass Sports Center reports that Rodman Reservoir has been good for a few large bass, but not a great number of them.6. Salt Springs: Specks have been biting lately here with minnows and jigs the best baits.7. Forest Lakes: Roger Robins at Buck N Bass Sports Center reports that fishing has been good for bass on Lake Kerr. He had several fishermen catch and release a 13-pounder, two weighing more than 10 pounds and several between seven and eight pounds. The forest lakes north of highway 40 are producing bass. The fish are spawning and wild shiners have been the best bait, but they have been in limited supply. Lake George continues to have a lot of dark water and any sight fishing has been slow.8. Lake Weir: Liz at Fat Daddys reports that specks are being caught with regu-larity here. Minnows have proven to be the most effec-tive baits.9. Harris Chain: According to, bass often can be found here in the open water. The canals have them at times, too. Many catches often weigh in between nine and 11 pounds.10. Panasoffkee/Tsala:Specks have been biting here with minnows and jigs the baits of choice.11. Astor Park: Roger Rob-bins at Buck N Bass Sports Center reports that specks and catfish have been very good below the dam. Minnows and jiffy jigs are working best on the specks. Large night crawlers and livers are working on the catfish.Warmouth and a few shellcrackers are being caught on red wiggler worms.12. Ponce Inlet: According to, Fishing for redfish in Mosquito Lagoon has been excellent. Mosquito Lagoon redfish have schooled up in giant numbers in sloughs, creeks, and deep holes. Hit the right spot and you can catch 100 redfish ranging from slot fish to rats. A recent fishing charter near New Smyrna Beach produced nearly 70 redfish in four hours. That wont happen every day, but its quite common to catch 20-30 redfish each day in the Lagoon this time of year on a variety of live bait and lures.There are incredible giant schools of black drum in the North Indian River Lagoon and Mosquito Lagoon. Some of these schools are holding 500+ fish in the 5-15 pound range. The hard cold fronts usually bring out the biggest drum of the year with 40-50 pounders near Oak Hill and New Smyrna Beach. Black drum spawn in the spring so these schools will be around through April. Live shrimp or blue crab will be top choices to catch them by the dozens.Fishing in Mosquito Lagoon for big speckled trout is really starting to take off.FISHING REPORT 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12GAINESVILLE GAINESVILLE OCALA 75 1 10 miles Lake Lochloosa Rodman Reservoir OCALA NATIONAL FOREST Lake George Lake Delancy Lake Kerr Sellers Lake Lake Dorr Lake Grif“n Tsalsa Apopka Lake Crystal River Homosassa River Lake Eustis Little Lake Harris Lake Harris Lake Yale Lake Rousseau Withlacoochee River Waccasassa Ponce de Leon Inlet Orange LakeGulf of Mexico Atlantic Ocean Waccasassa River Yankeetown New Smyrna Beach Salt Springs GATEHOUSE MEDIA Source: r 1


NCAATOURNAMENT ROUNDOF32AlookatSaturdays second-roundgames SaturdaysstarCoachK: Dukesvictory overURIgavecoachMike Krzyzewski1,098wins duringhisHallofFame career,breakingatie withTennesseewomens coachPatSummittfor themosteverbyanNCAA basketballcoach.InthespotlightUMBCbasksin15minutesof fameastourneysCinderella Asthesunroseonthe Saturdaymorningcelebrationoftheirunprecedented NCAATournamentupset, RyanOdomimploredhis suddenly-famousbasketballteamtogetsome sleep.Itwastimeforfamily andfriendsofUMBCto leavethehotelandforthe Retrieverstoreturntotheir rooms.Onanyothernight, theydhavestartedaFortniteŽvideogamebattle tounwind.Thegamers satthisoneout.Theonly devicestheRetrievers weretetheredtoweretheir phones.UMBChadmade historyasthe“rstNo.16 seedinNCAAMensTournamenthistorytoknockoff aNo.1seedandthetexts andthecallsneverstopped buzzing.Anditwouldnt takemorethanaquick scrollto“ndouttheywere trending.Upnext,UMBC playsNo.9seedKansas State(23-11)onSunday withaSweet16berthat stake.UMBCisacommuterschoolinBaltimore „oneinwhichthechess teamreignssupreme,no less„andtheyhadjust checkmatedNo.1Virginia.Thebracket-busting sweetheartsweresuddenly linkedwithBusterDouglas,theMiracleonIceand Chaminadeontheshortlist ofsportsall-timeupsets. Thepithytweetsfrom itsTwitteraccountmade highlightreels.Theschool websitecrashed.Virginia turnedintoapunchline.For theseplayers,theonesno otherteamswanted,itwas simplysurreal.Imgetting somanynoti“cationsthat myphonefroze,ŽsaidK.J. Maura,theemotional”oor leaderwhoplayedall40 minutesFridaynight.TheAssociatedPress TodaystopgamesEASTREGION:No.2seed Purdue(29-6)vs.No. 10seedButler(21-13), SundayinDetroit BOTTOMLINE: Anelbow injurytoPurduecenter IsaacHaashasputa damperontheBoilermakerschancesofadeeprun thisyear.Hewasruledout fortheseasonFriday,butit nowappearsthatareturn maynotbecompletelyout ofthequestion.Purdue andButlermetearlierthis season,withtheBoilermakerswinningthat matchupofin-staterivals 82-67.Butlershot7of33in the“rsthalfofthatgame. Kentucky95,Buffalo75: Kentuckyputanendtoanyupsettalkon itswatchSaturday,getting27pointsandanear-perfectshooting gamefromShaiGilgeous-Alexanderina95-75pullawayfrom13thseededBuffalo.Gilgeous-Alexanderwent10for12andmadeboth ofhis3-pointattemptstosend“fth-seededKentucky(26-10)tothe Sweet16forthesecondstraightseason.Comingintotheday,the basketballworldwasstillreverberatingfromMaryland-Baltimore Countys16vs.1stunneroverVirginiathenightbefore.Villanova andDukebothrolledearly;theeveningslatestartedwithKentucky, andtheWildcats,withtheirall-freshmanstartinglineup,trailedonly once:2-0.Itwasntarunawayuntilthelast7minutes.Buffalo(27-9), whichgotherewitha21-pointblowoutoverArizona,twicetrimmed adouble-digitleadto“vemidwaythroughthesecondhalf.GilgeousAlexanderansweredbothtimes„oncewitha3-pointertoextend theleadtoeight,thenagainafewminuteslaterwithathree-point playthatstarteda12-2runandputthegameaway.HamidouDiallo alsowentoff„going9for12andscoringallbutfourofhis22pointsSouthRegionDuke87,RhodeIsland62: MikeKrzyzewskimightwanttostopworryingabouthisteamsinexperience.TheloadedifyoungBlueDevils hardlyseemedintimidatedbyNCAATournamentsbrightlights.If anything,theyrethrivingunderthem.AtlanticCoastConferencePlayer oftheYearMarvinBagleyscored22pointstogowithninerebounds, fellowfreshmanbigmanWendellCarterJr.added13pointsand second-seededDukerolledbyseventh-seededRhodeIsland87-62in thesecondroundonSaturdaytoearntheprograms26thtriptothe Sweet16.FreshmenguardsGaryTrentJr.andTrevonDuvalcombined for29pointsand11assistsfortheBlueDevils.Duke(28-7)willplay eitherMichiganStateorSyracuseintheMidwestRegionalsemi“nals inOmaha,NebraskaonFriday.TheRams(26-8)andtheirsenior-laden rosterneverthreatenedaftertheopening10minutes.E.C.Matthewsled RhodeIslandwith23pointsbuttheRamswereneverreallyinitafter theBlueDevilsrevveditupmidwaythroughthe“rsthalf.A23-5surge puttheBlueDevils“rmlyincommand.Theirextendedzonedefense withAllenatthetopdisruptedRhodeIslandsrhythm,atonepoint forcingMatthewsitputupanoff-balance,one-handedairballfromthe 3-pointlineastheshotclockexpired.MidwestRegionVillanova81,Alabama58: MikalBridgeshit“ve3s,scored23points andhelpedNo.1seedVillanovaputthe“eldonnoticethatits theteamtobeatwithan81-58winoverninth-seededAlabamaon Saturday.TheWildcats(32-4)areintheSweet16forthe“rsttime sincetheywonthe2016nationalchampionship.Bridges,Jalen Brunson,PhilBooth„andyes,TheBigRagu„lookeverybitthe favoritetomakeittwointhreeyears.VillanovaplaysFridayin BostonagainsttheMarshall-WestVirginiawinner.Alabama(20-16) failedtomakeittwoNo.1sKOdinlessthan24hours.Afteratense “rsthalfinaroundthathasgiventheprogram“ts,theWildcats hittheir“rstsix3sinthesecondandputonathrashingupthere amongthemostdominantundercoachJayWright.Bridges,who averaged17.9pointsandplayedhiswayintoalikelyNBAdraftlotterypick,scored1pointandmissedall“veshotsinthe“rsthalf. Hefoundhisgrooveoncethesecondhalftipped.Bridgesscored the“rst5pointsofthehalfandthen“nishedathunderousalleyooponapassfromBooththatmadeit41-27.EastRegion BySchuylerDixonTheAssociatedPressDALLAS„AnotherNCAATournamentprayeransweredforLoyola-Chicago,andtheRamblersaresettobringSisterJeantotheSweet16.ClaytonCustersjumpertookafriendlybounceofftherimandinwith3.6seconds left,and11th-seededLoyola b eatTennessee63-62inaSouthRegionsecond-roundgameSaturdaynight.Custerswinnercametwo daysafterDonteIngrams b uzzer-beating3forLoyola againstMiami,surelytothedelightofSisterJeanDoloresSchmidt,the98-year-old nun,teamchaplainandpri-maryboosterwatchingfromherwheelchaironaplatformnearthemainTVcameras.TheRamblers(30-5),who wontheMissouriValleytournament,broketheschoolrecordforwinssetbythe1963NCAAchampionshipteam. LoyolawillplaytheCincinnati-NevadawinnerintheregionalsemifinalsThursday inAtlanta.No.3seedTennessee(26-7) tookitsonlyleadofthesecondhalfonthree-pointplayby GrantWilliamswith20sec-ondsremaining.AfterLoyolaalmostlosttheballonanout-of-boundscallconfirmedonreplay,Custerdribbledtohisright,pulledupandletgoashortjumperthathitthefrontoftherim,bouncedoffthebackboardandwentin.Alast-gaspshotfromthe VolsJordanBonebounced away,andCusterthrewthe balloffthescoreboardhigh abovethecourtashewasmobbedbyteammatesinthesamespotthattheRamblerscelebratesIngramsdramaticwinner.TheRamblersfellbehind 15-6inlessthan5minutesbeforetheVolunteersmissedtheirnextnineshotsandfell behindforthefirsttimeon Custers3-pointerwith6minutesleftinthefirsthalf.AdmiralSchofieldscored 11ofthosefirst15Tennesseepointsbutdidntscoreagainunti la3nearly32minuteslaterthatstartedarallyfroma10-pointdeficitinthefinal4minutesbytheSECregular-seasonco-champions.TennesseecoachRickBarneslostatAmericanAir-linesCenter,homeofthe NBAsDallasMavericks,for thefirsttimeinsixNCAA games.Thefirstfourwins wereduringhis17seasonsleadingtheTexasLonghorns.Schmidt,wholeadsthepregameprayerandgivestheplayersfeedbackafter,wasnttheonlyonepullinghardforLoyola.Late-arrivingfanswaitingforcrowdfavoriteTexasTechinthelategamejoinedtheraucousRamblerssupporterswearingmaroon-and-gold scarfsandstandingalmost theentiregameinsections acrossthecourtfromtheirteamsbench.AundreJackson,who grewupintheDallasarea, ledLoyolawith16points,andCusterhad10.Schofieldscored14forTennessee.Loyolatotheend DukesMarvinBagleyIIIgrabsareboundinfrontofRhode IslandsJaredTerrell,center,andE.C.Matthews,left,duringthe secondhalfofSaturdaysNCAAtournamentsecond-roundgame inPittsburgh.[GENEJ.PUSKAR/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS] Ramblershitgo-ahead shotwith3.6seconds le,advancetorst Sweet16since1985Loyola-ChicagoguardClaytonCuster(13)shootsoverTennesseesJordanBowdenandJordanBone andscoresinthe“nalsecondsofSaturdaysNCAAtournamentsecond-roundgameinDallas.Theshot helpedLoyolatoa63-62win.[TONYGUTIERREZ/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS] C4 Sunday, March 18, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Aaron BeardThe Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. „ The doors to the Virginias locker room opened, the last protection for a group of players sitting in a state of shocked quiet after the most improb-able of losses. Some fought back tears.Some hung their heads or stared blankly down at their cellphones.Others could only shake their head.And now it was time to con-front the questions along with the disbelief: how could this have happened? How could Virginia „ the team that rolled through the Atlantic Coast Conference and claimed the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament „ become the first top seed to lose to a No. 16 seed with Fridays 74-54 loss to UMBC?If you play this game and you step into the arena, this stuff can happen,Ž Virginia coach Tony Bennett said.Yet it was a jarring turn of events specifically because it hadnt happened. Ever.135-0. Thats where No. 1 seeds stood in NCAA Tourna-ment history against 16-seeds.Sure, there had been a few close calls „ most notably Georgetown surviving against Princeton in 1989 for a 50-49 win when a freshman named Alonzo Mourning blocked Kit Muellers final-play shot.But there had been nothing like this before. The questions following the Cavaliers (31-3) to Charlotte were more about whether this would be the year for Bennetts program to shake a modest history of postseason stumbles and make the leap to the Final Four, which had eluded him in two previous NCAA Tournaments as a top seed.Virginia had its callingcard defense allowing just 53.4 points per game, while the offense offered more perimeter scoring options in Kyle Guy, Devon Hall and Ty Jerome even as the Cavaliers still played the methodical offensive pace that reduced the number of possessions and often turned games into grind-it-out, ugly crawls.Virgi n ia le ft to mak e s en s e of h istoric NCAA l oss

PAGE 19 | Sunday, March 18, 2018 C5By Mark LongAssociated PressGAINESVILLE „ Leah Pritchett stepped out of her old-school sneakers, slipped into her racing shoes and zipped up her fire suit.She pulled on her helmet and gloves, pounded fists with every crew member, climbed into the cockpit and started tightening safety belts.She's done the routine hundreds, maybe even thousands, of times „ just not this often in the same weekend.Pritchett is pulling triple duty at Gainesville Race-way, making her arguably the busiest driver at the NHRA Gatornationals. She's doing her normal stint in her Top Fuel drag-ster and also racing in the Factory Stock Showdown and the Papa John's Char-ity Challenge."I feel like I'm probably going to have the most fun out of anybody on the property this weekend," Pritchett said.The packed schedule had her in Florida for test-ing weeks before the event and will have on the strip twice as often as usual.In all, the 29-year-old driver expects to make as many as 20 passes over three days. That equals about a minute's worth of racing, but countless hours of preparation."I love it," said Pritch-ett, driving her second full season for NHRA power-house Don Schumacher Racing. "I feel like I'm able to do it because my whole drag-racing career has been about jumping into different kinds of cars I have never driven before. My learning curve, I've never had a lot of time to work on a learning curve. I think that is one of my talents."It's like: 'Here's this race car. Here are these switches. Here are these shift points. Here's this tune. Here's what this vehicle needs. Go do it and you don't really have any room for error.' I think that's one of the things I thrive on."Pritchett enjoyed a career year in 2017, winning four of 24 events, finishing fifth in points and breaking Top Fuel's low elapsed time record twice.She's considered one of the top championship contenders in 2018, even though her results in the first two events „ she failed to get past the second round of eliminations at either the Winternationals or the Arizona Nationals „ were far from ideal."We might have had not the best start to this season, but I've got zero reservations about the performance of this car and the capabilities to ramp back up," she said.Still, chasing a title wasn't enough for one of the more determined and marketable drivers in the sport.So Pritchett began racing full time in the Factory Stock Showdown, a popular series that features heads-up competition between modern-day muscle cars. It expanded from four to five events in 2018 „ beginning in Gainesville „ and is as much for bragging rights among American automakers Chevrolet, Dodge and Ford as it is for competition.Pritchett drives a Dodge Challenger, the automaker that also sponsors her Top Fuel ride."Driving that car is really fun, but what the program is about is devel-oping parts for one of the three largest manufactur-ers and be able to make them so that anybody can put them on their car," she said.Leah Pritchett packs NHRA schedule by racing in 3 eventsDrag racer Leah Pritchett tightens her helmet before making a pass at the NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway on Saturday in Gainesville. [AP PHOTO / MARK LONG]


C6 Sunday, March 18, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALLLeesburg 10, Eastside 0Leesburg scored nine runs in the third inning while get-ting only one hit on the way to a 10-0 win over Gainesville Eastside in five innings on Friday night at Pat Thomas Stadium.The Yellow Jackets used four walks, two hit batters, two errors, two wild pitches and three stolen bases along with an RBI double by Garrett LaBree to score the nine runs in the inning.Leesburg scored a run in the first without the benefit of a hit, using two errors and a stolen base to plate the first run of the game.Chase Owensby pitched four innings for the win, allowing two hits and one walk while striking out three. Austin Wehr finished up with an inning of shutout relief, allowing one hit while strik-ing out three.Leesburg improves to 3-7 overall and 1-3 in Class 6A-District 5t play while Eastisde falls to 5-6 overall and 1-3 in the district. COLLEGE BASEBALLLake-Sumter 8, Daytona State 7Lake-Sumter State College jumped out to an 8-0 lead through four innings and then held off a rally by Daytona State College to post an 8-7 win in Mid-Florida Conference play in Daytona Beach on Saturday.Connor Andrews went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and Robbie Scott went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI in the win. Angel Padilla added two hits and a run for the Lakehawks.Lake-Sumter improves to 10-20-1 overall and 2-4 in conference play while Daytona State falls to 19-10 overall and 4-5 in the conference.LOCAL ROUNDUP website. Talked to a couple other teams, but we still wanted to stay in position in that top 10 where we could still get a premium player. We feel like at (No.) 6, well still be able to get a premium player.ŽAfter losing out to Minnesota in the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes at the start of free agency, New York re-signed veteran Josh McCown and agreed to terms with Teddy Bridgewater, both on one-year deals. But it was believed the Jets would still focus on finding a quarterback of the future with their first-round pick in next months draft.By moving up to No. 3, New York assures itself of getting one of the top-rated quarter-backs available. USCs Sam Darnold, UCLAs Josh Rosen, Wyomings Josh Allen and Oklahomas Baker Mayfield are all considered potential top-five selections.General manager Mike Maccagnan has been zeroing in on the QBs up close, attending the pro days of both Mayfield and Rosen. He also plans to attend the pro days for Darnold and Allen.The Jets have been very active during the first few days of the NFLs free agency period, which officially began Wednesday. In addition to the moves with McCown and Bridgewater, New York signed cornerback Trumaine Johnson, running back Isaiah Crowell, kicker Cairo Santos and linebacker Avery Wil-liamson, and agreed to terms with center Spencer Long. The Jets also re-signed cornerback Morris Claiborne, defensive lineman Mike Pennel, offensive tackle Ben Ijalana and safety Terrence Brooks.The flurry of activity comes as the Jets look to improve on two straight 5-11 seasons and try to end a seven-year playoff drought. Getting a quarterback to build around was a priority entering this offseason „ familiar territory for a franchise that mostly has struggled to find sustained success under center since the days of Joe Namath. The Jets have had 30 starting quarter-backs since Broadway Joes last game for them in 1976. The last time New York took a quarterback with a high first-round pick was 2009, when it drafted Mark Sanchez. After helping lead the Jets to the AFC championship game his first two seasons, Sanchez mostly struggled, and the likes of Greg McElroy, Geno Smith, Michael Vick, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty and McCown have all started games in the years since.With this deal, New York has a chance to find its new face of the franchise. But Maccagnan & Co. know there will be big-time pressure on them to make the correct choice at No. 3. The last time the Jets had the third pick was 1981, when they took UCLA running back Freeman McNeil, who made three Pro Bowls during his 12-year NFL career and was inducted into the teams Ring of Honor.For the Colts, they now have nine picks overall and appear to be in a rebuilding phase after going 4-12 and missing the playoffs for the third straight year. Getting extra picks from the Jets will surely help, giving Indianapo-lis four selections in the top 50 in this years draft.Questions still surround the status of quarterback Andrew Lucks surgically repaired right shoulder, leading rusher Frank Gore is a free agent and Indianapolis still needs to fix a leaky offensive line. The Colts also need improvements on defense after finishing 30th overall and 31st in sacks.The Colts had done very little in free agency „ until Saturday. They signed backup defensive end Denico Autry from Oakland to a three-year deal and already have lost two other key players: receiver Donte Moncrief, an occasional starter, and emerging cornerback Rashaan Melvin.It is widely believed that the Colts were very inter-ested in N.C. State defensive end Bradley Chubb with the No. 3 pick. Indianapolis still might be able to land the promising pass rusher at No. 6, especially if three or more quarterbacks are taken in the first five spots. That is, if the Colts dont do some more wheeling and dealing before the April 26-28 draft with their plethora of picks.Well still be open if an opportunity „ the right opportunity „ presents itself at six to move down,Ž Ballard said. But right now, we feel pretty good. It would have to be a pretty attractive offer for us to move away from six because of the player we think were going to get.Ž JETSFrom Page C1„ leaving overlooked players like UMBCs Jairus Lyles at midand low-majors across the country.Lyles broke out with a nearly flawless second half against Vir-ginia, where he scored 23 of his 28 points and looked the part of a player who shouldve been play-ing for a 1, not a 16. He left VCU after playing just 22 games as a freshman, then transferred to Robert Morris, where he never played, before deciding to move closer to home with UMBC. He averages 20.4 points a game for the Retrievers.We had the confidence coming into the game. I dont think there was any point in the game that we thought we couldnt play with them. We knew we could play with them before the game,Ž Lyles said.Still, Virginia was the top overall seed for a reason, enter-ing the tournament at 31-2 and with regular season and tourna-ment titles in the ACC, arguably the best league in America.Virginia suffered a blow last week when freshman DeAndre Hunter, the ACCs sixth man of the year, broke his wrist and was lost for the season. It wasnt quite as big as when that 1998 Stanford team lost starters Vanessa Nygaard and Kristin Folkl to knee injuries the week before the Crimson came to town. But the last thing any team with serious national title aspirations needs is a disruption to their chemistry that late in the season.We had a remarkable year. But we also knew our margin for error wasnt huge,Ž Virginia coach Tony Bennett said.Bennett has also built the Cavaliers into a national power by using a low tempo, defensive-minded approach that has worked extremely well for years. But it also put the team at a disadvantage once Lyles and the Retrievers got hot from beyond the arc early in the second half, spreading out the Cavaliers vaunted defense and forcing a flummoxed Virginia to start forcing 3s of their own.The added emphasis on 3-point shooting in recent years has also made the notion of a No. 16 seed pulling off the once-unthinkable more realistic.In 2016, 15th-seeded Middle Tennessee shot 11 of 19 on 3s to knock off Michigan State, the top No. 2 seed in that years tournament.But even though it had been coming for years, it was still stunning to see a 16 seed make history. I kept thinking it (was) April Fools Day. I didnt know what was going on,Ž North Carolina coach Roy Williams said. UPSETFrom Page C1 Bluiett still sees the Semi-noles doing some things that are familiar from that game a year ago."I think with how things ended last year, they're definitely going to look for revenge and try to give us their best shot," Bluiett said.The Seminoles downplayed the notion that they want a victory just for revenge. A spot in the regional semifinal in Los Angeles awaits the winner, a place Florida State hasn't been since 2011."We look at this game as the next step to get to the Sweet 16," Seminoles Mfiondu Kabengele said. "They're a talented bunch. We knew they got us last year, so it's in the back of our mind. We have to focus on the goal ahead and focus on the game.ŽKabengele didn't play in that loss as a redshirt in his first year on campus. Kabengele did turn in 14 points and 12 rebounds to help Florida State advance to the second round. The Seminoles have six players back who averaged 10 or more minutes last season. "I feel like we've learned a lot from that time last year to now, and being able to prepare for this moment, even better than we did last year," Florida State sophomore guard Trent Forrest said.Coach Leonard Hamilton says he hopes the challenge of the moment will bring out the Seminoles' best."I know we're going to give a tremendous effort," Hamilton said. "I like our kids' attitude, and we know we've got to be at our best in order to be successful." FSUFrom Page C1Florida State guard CJ Walker strips the ball from Missouri guard Jordan Geist (15) in the “ rst half of the NCAA Tournament in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday. [AP PHOTO / MARK HUMPHREY] out to the fairway, he hit a shot over the trees and the water that set up a two-putt birdie, and he hit sand wedge into the 18th for a 12-foot birdie putt and a 69.Woods was five shots behind."I'm within reach if I shoot a really, really low round tomorrow," Woods said.Of his record eight victories at Bay Hill, Woods has led six times and was tied for the lead another time. His lone come-back also was from five shots behind in 2009, when he ral-lied to beat Sean O'Hair with a 67 in the final round.Woods has nine players in front of him, and they have some pedigree.It starts with Stenson, who has reason to believe he is overdue at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He had a oneshot lead with four holes to play in 2015 when he had con-secutive three-putts „ one for bogey, another for par „ and Matt Every beat him with an 18-foot birdie on the last hole. A year later, Stenson was tied for the lead on the back nine until dropping two shots and tying for third. "I've been up in the mix and let's hope for a different out-come tomorrow," Stenson said.DeChambeau, who won the John Deere Classic a year ago for his first PGA Tour title, hung with Stenson throughout the warm afternoon on greens that were getting crispy and fast. He took his only lead when Stenson fanned a 3-wood off the tee at No. 8 and had to lay up short of the water in making bogey. He fell no more than two shots behind, closing the margin when Sten-son bogeyed the 17th.He, too, missed an opportunity to pull away with Stenson. And with his lack of experience, DeChambeau couldn't help but look over his shoulder at McIlroy and Rose, or even Rickie Fowler four shots behind, and yes, Woods."Unfortunately, just didn't go my way today," he said. "But tomorrow there's one more day, one back, got a lot of guys behind me that are lurking."He paused to smile before mentioning players who were lurking."I've got to go deep tomor-row," he added.McIlroy has gone 26 tour-naments since his last victory at the Tour Championship in 2016 to win the FedEx Cup. He has a chance to change that, which is all he wanted."I started the day just out-side the top 10 and wanted to at least give myself a chance going into tomorrow, so it was a great day out there," he said. "I can't really ask for much more. I'll hopefully be within two or three of the lead, and I can make a run at it."Fowler was tied for the lead briefly until a long three-putt on the par-3 14th and a messy finish. He bogeyed the 17th from a front bunker, and then from the 18th fairway, he pulled his approach into a buried lie in the bunker, left it in the sand and took double bogey for a 70.Woods avoided falling behind early when he holed a 40-foot birdie putt on No. 3, hit a beautiful bump into a slope below the green on the par-5 fourth hole to set up birdie and holed a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-5 sixth. He also made a few mistakes that slowed his momentum and caught some tough lies in the bunkers, but still man-aged to have his ninth straight round at par or better. That's his longest such stretch in five years."I played well, scored well, it was a good day all around," Woods said. "Can't complain about anything I did today. I really hit the ball solidly, I controlled it, and I hit a lot of beautiful putts. Some went in, some didn't." GOLFFrom Page C1Tiger Woods hits out of a bunker onto the 17th green during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Saturday in Orlando. [AP PHOTO / PHELAN M. EBENHACK]

PAGE 21 | Sunday, March 18, 2018 C7By Greg BeachamThe Associated PressFONTANA, Calif. „ Martin Truex Jr. claimed the pole for the NASCAR Cup series race in Fontana after a qualifying session in which 13 drivers didnt complete a lap.Truex won back-toback poles for the first time in his career Friday, following up his pole in Phoenix with another speedy performance.He turned a lap at 186.567 mph in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, claiming his 17th career pole on the weathered 2 miles of asphalt at Auto Club Speedway.Not a perfect lap by any means, but we did what we had to do today,Ž said Truex, who earned the pole at Fontana for the first time.Kyle Busch was second in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at 186.437 mph, and defending Fontana champion Kyle Larson was third. Erik Jones is fourth and Austin Dillon is fifth.But only 24 cars recorded a qualifying attempt in the opening round after 13 failed to clear pre-qualifying inspection in time.Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer and Chase Elliott were among the drivers who will start from the back. All four Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolets didnt turn a lap.Truex was the only driver who improved his time in the final session of qualifying.Here are more things to know about qualifying for the fifth NASCAR Cup race of the season:STILL FAST: Kevin Harvick will start 10th when he attempts to win his fourth consecutive race early in the season. His rivals shouldnt get too excited, however: Harvick set the track qualifying speed record at 188.744 mph in the first round in his Stew-art-Haas Racing Ford.SILVER LINING: The driv-ers who didnt record a lap will start from the back Sunday, but theyll be on sticker tires. That matters on a track like Fontana. Its a huge advantage on that first run, especially if it goes long,Ž said Truex, who got a similar edge last month in Atlanta. In my mind, if youre not prob-ably in the top four, youre probably better off being 25th. Its going to be a big deal. Hopefully we can get out front and get a big lead early, or get some clean air and get separated.ŽLET IT GO: Busch doesnt think anyone should be too hard on the cars that failed to record a lap, because every team is still working on learning the finer points of NASCARs new rules. This is a whole new system,Ž Busch said. This is our (fifth) week on it. Youve got to give them a little more time.ŽHENDRICK ZERO: Jeff Andrews, the vice president of competition for Hendrick, said the teams cars all had trouble with an issue relating to the rear decklid. They were all similar, in the same area of the car,Ž Andrews said. Weve got to go back. We have to talk internally and talk with NASCAR. We felt like we were making changes in the area affected, and we were not seeing the results when we went back through (inspection).ŽTruex claims 17th NASCAR Cup pole in FontanaMartin Truex Jr. (78) earned his 17th pole Friday when he quali“ ed “ rst for the NASCAR Cup series race in Fontana, Calif. [AP PHOTO / RICK SCUTERI] By Jerome PugmireThe Associated PressPARIS „ Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel start the Formula One season in Australia on March 25 within touching distance of further greatness.A fifth world title would move one of the drivers level with Juan Manuel Fangio and second only to Michael Schumachers seven.Hamilton and Vettel share 109 wins (Hamilton 62, Vettel 47), 216 podiums (117-99) and 122 pole posi-tions (72-50). Hamilton got his first title 10 years ago before Vettel won four straight from 2010-13.But Hamilton has dominated since joining Mercedes. Last years title was the British drivers third in four seasons to level at 4-4 with his Ferrari rival.Next Sundays seasonopening Australian GP will be Vettels 200th race, and fittingly the German is seek-ing his 100th F1 podium. Hamilton, meanwhile, seeks a record-extending 73rd pole and a 63rd GP win.Matching Fangio, the daring Argentine who won his titles in the 1950s when driving circumstances were extremely challenging, will make one of them truly stand out.(He was) the best weve ever had in terms of putting it all together,Ž Vettel said of Fangio, while Ham-ilton described him as the godfather of the sportŽ driving in the most dan-gerous period of time.ŽF1 is far more safetyconscious these days, and risk-taking on track has greatly diminished. Still, this did not stop Vettel and Hamilton clashing last season. Gaining any sort of psychological advantage can prove important, considering they are hugely successful in their own right.The 33-year-old Hamilton has the edge with 47 wins and 50 poles but is three years older than his rival.It gets harder and I love that challenge. I love that Im faced with this huge mountain to climb again,Ž Hamilton said. Ive got to work harder than Ive done before. Physically Im stronger, Ive put on muscle. I feel very strong mentally.ŽAlthough Hamilton has yet to sign a new contract with Mercedes, fueling talk he could walk away from F1 to pursue other interests at the end of the season, his hunger is still evident. Only Schumacher has more wins with 91.Taking inspiration from veteran stars, such as 20-time Grand Slam cham-pion Roger Federer, helps Hamilton hit his targets. Persuading himself hes the best is an important part of that success. Thats what you have to think. Im sure if you asked Federer, he will truly believe that if hes trained hard and feeling great, theres no one that can touch him,Ž Ham-ilton said. You have to be convinced that will be the case.ŽHamilton is friends with another tennis star, Serena Williams, who like Federer is 36. Hamilton clearly draws inspiration from ath-letes who have pushed back time.I look at these greats who continue to break barriers within their own performance. (I) keep going back to Federer, but hes back at the top,Ž Hamilton said. To have that drive: Youve got family, youve got wealth, but still have that drive „ maybe it is part of the mark of a great. Its inspiring to see these iconic individuals continue to shine, and theyre inspiring.ŽHamilton, Vettel chasing 5th F1 title


DEAR ABBY: I'm a disabled middle-aged woman, married for 15 years. From the beginning, there was never much passion between my husband and me, but we're friends. I'm now becoming less able to go out and do things, and I will eventually be wheelchair-bound. I want to leave him so he can nd someone who is able to do things with him. I actually did it at one point. I moved into a cheap mobile home, but he sold the house and followed me. He's a loving husband, but he is messy. I exhaust myself picking up after him, and two months after moving into another house, the entire garage and basement cannot be walked through. I really think what I want is to live alone in a simple, clean apartment. He -and others -tell me I need him and I'm nuts to live alone on Social Security when I could stay in this nice house. I'm just so tired all the time, and cleaning up after him is torture physically. Should I stay or should I go? -EXHAUSTED IN NEW HAMPSHIRE DEAR EXHAUSTED: Although you didn't say it directly, your messy husband may be a hoarder. If that's the case, whether you stay or live elsewhere may depend upon his getting help for it -not to mention getting the garage and basement cleared out. Obviously, your husband loves you or he wouldn't have followed you when you moved into the mobile home. Do not divorce him because you feel guilty about not being well. He may need you as much as you need him. If picking up after him is too tiring, then it may be time to get someone in periodically to clean. DEAR ABBY: My husband passed away last year after a six-year struggle with Alzheimer's. It was a long and heartbreaking time for me. I have two sons, but they don't live close. I see them and their families only a few times a year. I have pretty much been alone since my husband's diagnosis. I have friends -all couples -but going out with them isn't comfortable. It's a very lonely life. I recently met a nice man who is divorced with no children. He has asked me to dinner. My problem is that he is 20 years younger. He says age doesn't matter to him, but I don't want to look like an old fool. (I'm 84.) We communicate by phone or email. I have not told anyone about this. We have so much in common -we like the same foods, same kind of music and other things. I have always taken care of myself, and no one can believe my age. I'm not looking for marriage, but it would be nice to have someone to have dinner with, and good conversation. I love to play golf, and so does he. Am I being foolish? -LONG TIME LONELY DEAR LONG TIME LONELY: No. Unless you have a "sell by" date stamped on your forehead, you should not preoccupy yourself with the difference in your ages. You say you aren't looking for marriage, so why not have an enjoyable time and see if a relationship evolves? You will have a happier life once you stop worrying about what other people may -or may not -think. It's called living your life. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. 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 diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS Disabled wife is overwhelmed by husbands messy habitsHAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018:This year you often make a cynical or dark appraisal of situations. Dont allow that perspective to dominate. You play a role in deciding how your year will go by choosing to have either a positive or a negative outlook. If you are single, toward the end of summer, you might meet someone you cant get enough of. You will know what to do when the time is right. If you are attached, the fun you and your sweetie experience seems limitless. As a result, the two of you become even more active in your relationship. ARIES plays a signicant role in a decision.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Tension builds slowly, as you seem to be handling more and more responsibility in your life. Ask for what you need and want. You could be surprised by what others offer. Communication marks the afternoon. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You instinctively know that you want to be in the background of certain events that are unfolding. Pitch in when needed, but drop your ego and need for praise. You might hear a comment that you judge as hurtful; refuse to let it bother you. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You are able to deal with multiple situations at once. Others feel as though they can share their feelings with you, even if you often make light of your own. You might discover that a close friend experiences feelings similar to yours on certain topics. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Carry on as much as youd like, but know that, ultimately, the responsibility for what goes down will be yours, and no one elses. Tame your normal moodiness. Make wise choices for you and for those you care about. Consider yourself fortunate. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You might be amazed by what others are saying and doing right now. It could feel as if someone has uncorked a bottle of hidden personality and characteristics. Throw yourself into the moment, at least intellectually. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You might want to push away an emotional current by becoming extremely critical. Do you really believe that will work? The experience of being involved in these intense moments could play into your life over and over again. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You might consider screening your calls for now. Youll want to investigate a certain situation thoroughly before choosing to get involved. Throw yourself into the whirlwind of activity going on around you. Listen to your inner voice. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You are a realist -at least, most of the time. Youll take a hard look at someone elses resistance. As you try to grasp what is going on with this person, consider your thoughts and how you might be judging him or her. Opt for a sensitive talk. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Walk out the door and step into your next adventure. If youre joined by a child, head to an amusement park. If youre with a friend, you could decide to take off on a day trip together. Conversations become more vibrant as a result. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You might feel a bit out of sorts when you wake up. Remember, even you need a break from time to time. Choose to be a couch potato. Read the newspaper, or watch a favorite movie. Play and interact with others on your own terms. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Make time for yourself early on. You could be overwhelmed by all the invitations you receive and all the heartfelt chats happening around you. You will want to avoid a conict at all costs, so be clear and responsive. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Dont let your nances ruin what could be a fun day. You can have a great time with loved ones without overspending. Test out this concept and see how many new experiences come up. Handle an important issue accordingly. PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM TODAY IS SUNDAY, MARCH 18, the 77th day of 2018. There are 288 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On March 18, 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Gideon v. Wainwright, ruled unanimously that state courts were required to provide legal counsel to criminal defendants who could not aord to hire an attorney on their own. ON THIS DATE: In 1940, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met at the Brenner Pass, where the Italian dictator agreed to join Germany's war against France and Britain. In 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Hawaii statehood bill. (Hawaii became a state on Aug. 21, 1959.) In 1974, most of the Arab oil-producing nations ended their 5-month-old embargo against the United States that had been sparked by American support for Israel in the Yom Kippur War. In 1980, Frank Gotti, the 12-year-old youngest son of mobster John Gotti, was struck and killed by a car driven by John Favara, a neighbor in Queens, New York. (The following July, Favara vanished, the apparent victim of a gang hit.) In 1990, thieves made o with 13 works of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston (the crime remains unsolved). C8 Sunday, March 18, 2018 |


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My God!Ž10 Idea11 Etta of old comics12 Sister of Ariadne13 More hoarse14 Snares15 List-reducing abbr.16 Prefix with play and place17 Charlottetowns prov.18 Checkpoint org.21 Post26 Discharges28 4329 Kind of dip30 One-named Swedish singer with the Grammy-nominated song Dancing on My OwnŽ31 It goes around theneck32 Inn stock33 The U.S., to Mexicans34 Hallux, more familiarly35 Stationed (at)38 Clicking sounds?40 Gold medal, to an Olympian42 Repurpose43 Dressy accessory45 Boxing champ Roberto47 Navel type48 Cultural values49 Where the engine is in a Porsche 91154 A bit stiff56 A bit cracked57 Modest two-piece swimsuit60 Sharply sour fruit62 Ecosystem endangered by global warming63 Up64 Pacer65 2000s corporate scandal subject66 Heavenly sound?67 Vagabond68 Coddles72 Marriage announcement73 Some centerfolds74 Golden Globe-winning actor for ChicagoŽ75 Visit during a trip77 Vision-correcting procedure78 Big battery79 Subtitle of Hawthornes FanshaweŽ81 Former part of the U.S.S.R.: Abbr.83 Alternative to boeuf or jambon85 [continued]87 Love all around?88 Actress Faye89 Stop for now94 Saw the sights95 Ruffles96 Moviedom99 My word, maybe101 Lures102 Utahs ____ Mountains103 Some greenery thats not grass104 Parcel (out)106 60s Pontiac107 Websters Third competitor, for short108 Scotlands longest river110 Start of Yales motto111 Chicago terminal code112 Double-back move113 QBs tally 123456789101112131415161718 192021 222324 252627 2829303132333435 3637383940 4142434445 464748495051 52535455565758 5960616263 64656667 68697071 7273747576777879 808182838485 868788899091 9293949596 979899100101102 103104105 106107108109110111112113 114115116 117118119Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, ($39.95 a year). 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PAGE 29 | Sunday, March 18, 2018 E1 AROUND TOWNTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comWHAT ARE DREAMS TO YOU?They could be a lot of things. It could be Taco Bell. It could be God trying to reveal himself, speaking to you in di erent ways.ŽDan James To me dreams sometimes mean either something happened that day, or something is going to happen.Ž Allison Auld To me dreams mean a peaceful place after a hard day. You go to bed to a place you wish was real.Ž Aaron Auld Dreams are everything to me. You have to dream to have a husband, a life, a profession. You have to wake up in the morning and dream.Ž Savana Cysneiros WORD ON THE STREET ADOPTIONS | E3LOOKING FOR A PET?Check out some of Lake Countys adoptable animals. Spring is a time of reawakening. Here in Florida the sun is shining, the trees are leafing and the birds are nesting. It is time to think positive. Think of new beginnings, of new ideas and of new solutions. Last year was a downer. We have had floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires and school shootings. It is a time when that old bugaboo despair is just around the corner. Dont let it get to you. Get together with friends and go on outings. Get close to nature. Dont stay cooped up in the house. If you are not physically active go read a book in the sunshine. You can turn off the air conditioner and save a little money on electricity. Open doors and blinds and let in the fresh spring air (unless youre allergic) and sunshine. Wipe up last winters dust and polish the windows. People who are good at gardening are lucky. This time of year they can start reading seed catalogs and deciding what to plant. You dont need a lot of space to plant some tomatoes and maybe some herbs. To me gardening is like housework with bugs (and I hate housework), but for those of you who enjoy it this is your time. You can forget politics and school shootings and bury yourself or at least your hands in good old dirt. I will at least join you in fertilizing the plantings around my house and trimming what needs trimming as soon as all danger of a freeze is past. Did you know that leaf mulch from your own trees works pretty good and costs nothing? It might not be as pretty as the mulch you pay for, but the leaves will tend to cover that pretty quickly anyway. This is a time when the old budget could use a pass through. If your finances are in order, that will give you a lift and if you straighten out your budget by eliminating the unnecessary and emphasizing the positive you can get that off your worry list. If you tend to be a couch potato, initiate a doable exercise program, perhaps something you can do by yourself in the confines of FROM THE PORCH STEPSSpring is a time for new beginningsFannie Gibbs brings youthful energy to Leesburg nursing homeBy Linda FloreaCorrespondentLEESBURG „ With a microphone in her hand, Fannie Gibbs becomes a cheerleader, teaser, champion and friend. At age 91, shes been a resident of Avante Center, a nursing home and rehabilitation center in Leesburg, for the past five years. Recently she found her calling and took charge of the microphone at special events at the facility to become a motivation for other residents and master of ceremonies. Before I was hired, I heard she didnt participate,Ž said Stacey Cross, activity director. We were playing music and I gave the microphone and thats when the magic happened.Ž On a recent Friday Dancercize party with a dozen or so residents and staff at Avante, Gibbs started her spiel to the music of Blueberry HillŽ and Blue Suede ShoesŽ singing to the chorus and encouraging others. Come on, Connie, come on, Connie,Ž she encouraged her friend as staff went from resident to resident to get them up and moving, or at least a smile. She gets on the microphone and encourages others to get into the music,Ž Cross said. Shes so quick on her feet, she knows how to work with the music and shes funny too. The way she relates to the people, you forget shes a senior citizen.ŽWith a microphone in her hand, Fannie Gibbs, pictured, becomes a cheerleader, teaser, champion and friend. At age 91, shes bee n a resident of Avante Center, a nursing home and rehabilitation center in Leesburg, for the past “ ve years. [LINDA FLOREA / CORRESPONDENT] Activity Director Stacey Cross helps Bessy Crisp move to the music as Fannie Gibbs gives encouragement over the microphone at Avante Center in Leesburg. [SUBMITTED] Fannie Gibbs at a Dancercize party encourages residents at Avante Center in Leesburg to move with the music. [LINDA FLOREA / CORRESPONDENT] Nina GilfertMaster of ceremoniesSee GIBBS, E4 See SPRING, E4She magni es those things we take for granted. By enabling us to enjoy those things, it re-educates us to take the time out of our busy schedule and smell the roses.ŽStacey Cross, activity director


E2 Sunday, March 18, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comTodaySWEENEY TODD: At 2 p.m. Sunday at Historic State Theater, 109 N. Bay St. in Eustis. Cost is $21 for adults and $11 for students with ID. Go to for tickets. ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE: At 2 p.m. Sunday at IceHouse Theatre, 1100 N. Unser St. in Mount Dora. Cost is $22 for adults, $15 for students with ID and $10 for ages 5 to 17. Go to for tickets. HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING: At 2 p.m. on Sunday at Melon Patch Theatre, 311 E. 13th St. in Leesburg. Cost is $18 for adults and $9 for students. Go to for tickets. ANNIE: At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Moonlight Players Theatre, 735 W. Minneola Ave in Clermont. Cost is $18 for adults and $15 for students and children. Go to for tickets and information. SPRING FEST: At 9 a.m. in downtown Mount Dora. Eclectic display of Fine and Fun Arts and Crafts. Call 352-217-8390 or go to MountDoraSpringFest. com. SINGER: At 11 a.m. at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. Professional tenor soloist Reverend Dr. Marty Butler performs during worship service. Call Arminta Cahill at 352-365-1487 for information. SUNRISE SALUTATIONS: At 8:30 a.m. every Sunday at Lillys on the Lake, 846 W. Osceola St. in Clermont. Yoga and Mimosas. Bring mat, water and towel. Cost is $13. Call Mae at 407513-4394 or email events@ SUNSET YOGA: From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Sunday at Clermont Waterfront Park, 330 3rd St. Bring a mat. Free. Call 407-900-8039 for information. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: From 3 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at First Presbyterian Eustis, 117 S. Center St. To help people face challenges and rebuild their lives. Go to BREAKFAST BUFFET: From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. With biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs and pancakes. Cost is $6.50. Free to “ rst responders with ID and kids under 6. Call 352-483-3327. WINGS AND KARAOKE: At 2 p.m. every Sunday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail. com or go to FARMERS MARKET: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday in downtown Clermont. Fresh produce, “ sh, eggs, ” owers, plants, shrubs, decorative items, live music and a petting zoo. BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP: At 10 a.m. the “ rst and third Sunday of the month at the home of Joe Tassell, Pastor of Mercy Church in Mount Dora. Go to mercychurch” .org. THE DRIFTERS: At 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 S.E. 138th Terrace in Weirsdale. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Go to for tickets and information. INCREDIBLE WILD EDIBLES: From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Dade Battle“ eld Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603 in Bushnell. Gourmet wild plant and game cooking show with samples. Bring place setting. Cost is $3/vehicle or annual park pass plus $5/person; 12 and under free. Call 352-793-4781. BAKE SALE FOR CHARITY: From 1 to 7 p.m. the third Sunday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Check time before heading over. Call 352-323-8750 or go to CLASS: From 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. the second, third and fourth Monday of the month at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Daughters of the American Revolution help decode your documents and “ nd your ancestors. Call 352242-9805 for information. OUR FATHERS HANDS CRAFT GROUP: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Most items created are donated to charity. Call 352-728-0004 for information. BRIDGE: At 12:30 p.m. every Monday at Lake County Senior Services, 1211 Penn St. in Leesburg. Open to all Bridge players. Free. Call Sandy Zaffer at 352-787-1538 for information. CREATION LAB: At 4:30 p.m. every Monday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Ages 6 to 18 expand creativity through S.T.E.A.M. building challenges. Call 352-728-9790 for information. CHAIR YOGA: At 5 p.m. every Monday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Wear loose or stretchy clothing and bring water. Beginners welcome. Classes led by certi“ ed instructors. Call 352-728-9790 for information. CREATIVE HOUR: From 6 to 7 p.m. every Monday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Craft supplies provided. Call 352-728-9790 or email CALENDARWe want to hear from you: Send news releases about arts and entertainment events around Lake and Sumter counties to news@dailycommercial. com Include a description, date, time, cost, address, contact name and phone number.EDITORS PICKThe Wine and Seafood Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Lakeridge Winery, 19239 N. US Highway 27 in Clermont. Cost is $10 and free for ages 12 and under. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE PHOTO] See CALENDAR, E3 2018 LAKE COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS NOMINATION FORMSponsored by: COMPLETED FORMS: Postmarked by April 2, 2018 Send via E-MAIL: Mandy Wettstein at or POST: Lake County Community Service Awards PURPOSE: To annually recognize and publicly honor outstanding community service in the fields of: Arts/Cultural Education Leadership Public Service Sports/Athletics Humanitarian Public Safety Entrepreneur NOMINEE: Category _____________________________________________________________________________________ Name ________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________________________________________________ Phones _______________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail ________________________________________________________________________________________ REASONS FOR NOMINATION 1 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ 2 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ AWARDS RECEIVED BY NOMINEE THAT RELATE TO CATEGORY 1 ____________________________________________ 2 _____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ 4 _____________________________________________ CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND POSITIONS THAT RELATE TO CATEGORY 1 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ 2 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ 4 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ NOMINATOR Name ________________________________________________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________________________________________________ Phones ____________________________________E-mail _____________________________________________ Note: one page of additional comments may be attached Youth Award 2018 LAKE COUNTYCommunity Service Awards NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED! Were sure you know a person whose dedication and selflessness have made Lake County a better place. Now its time to give them the recognition they deserve. Nominating someone is easy. Nomination forms will be printed in the Daily Commercial, can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce offices and City Halls throughout Lake County or you can email Mandy Wettstein at and have one sent to you.If selected, your nominee will be honored at the 2018 Lake County Community Service Awards Dinner on May 9th, 2018 at Lake Receptions. SO SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION. MAKE YOUR NOMINATIONS TODAY! Nominations must be postmarked by April 2, 2018 Mail to: LAKE COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS Lake County Chamber Alliance Attn: 2018 CSAPO Box 709 Mount Dora, FL 32756or email to: Mandy Wettstein at Arts/CulturalAn individual whose personal or professional talents/activities in the cultural arts have contributed to the enrichment of Lake County.Hall of Fame Business AwardFor career business achievement of 20 years or more.Business AchievementA business leader whose achievements within his or her field have aided the economic business climate of Lake County. Categories: Small Medium (12-39 employees) Large (more than 40 employees)EducationAn employed, elected or volunteer educator who has shown innovation and dedication to public or private schools in Lake County.HumanitarianAn individual whose volunteer activities have improved the quality of life in Lake County.Sports/AthleticsA person who has achieved in sports through performance or in promotion of athletic events in Lake County.Lake County Leadership AwardAn individual whose guidance & leadership has impacted Lake County.Public ServiceAn outstanding elected or employed official of state, county or city government; or a volunteer who has made contributions toward improving Lake Countys quality of life.Chris Daniels Memorial Public Safety AwardTo recognize an individual in the area of Public Safety who has demonstrated superior performance in their career, and has shown a commitment to better the Lake County through community involvement. This would include those persons in Lake County in the careers of law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services and emergency management.Youth AwardA Lake County Youth (age 18 and younger) that has demonstrated and excelled in providing community service and involvement in two or more of the following categories: Arts/Cultural, Education, Humanitarian, Public Service, Sports/Athletics and/or Public Safety.EntrepreneurAn entrepreneur is an individual who starts and runs a business with limited resources and planning, taking account of all the unknown risks and rewards.

PAGE 31 | Sunday, March 18, 2018 E3 PETSSassy will make your heart melt with her squishy, velvet-soft face. We think she is a Lab/Shar Pei mix weighing 40 to 45 pounds. Sassy does well with other dogs with a slow introduction, is kid-friendly and possibly okay with cats (we can test). Sassy is an energetic and playful pup who would love a fenced yard to play in. Meet Sassy at our shelter, shes ready for a home. Zen is a hansome 1 year old Abyssinian male cat. He is very sweet and enjoys spending time with his kitty companion, Zoey (also available to adopt). If interested in meeting Zen, stop by our shelter. He will make a wonderful addition to your home ... and he loves treats. Blossom is the de“ nition of resilience. This amazing girl came to our shelter after being found as a stray, extremely emaciate with several open wounds. Blossom likes to be as close to you as possible and has a few quirks about her. She is hard of hearing and her head is usually tilted. She has an eating disorder called Pica, where she tries to eat things that are not edible (probably from being starved for so long) ... so a close eye is needed when shes out and about. Blossom really needs to “ nd a loving, devoted home. Please consider meeting this precious girl today at our shelter. Simon is a 1 -year-old male tuxedo. He has a sweet personality and wants to be your friend. He is with other cats on our kitty porch and takes a little time to warm up to new places. Meet Simon at our shelter, hes ready for a home. PET ADOPTIONS € HUMANE SOCIETY OF LAKE COUNTYOnline: To see more adoptable animals, visit By Rick ReedCorrespondentA 65-acre wooded parcel of land sitting quietly on the southern shore of Lake Grif“ n was once part of the 160-acre tract settled in 1843 by Leesburgs “ rst homesteader, Thomas Robertson. Another more famous settler was Evander Lee who was the property's third owner. But for the past 100-plus years, the estate has belonged to another of Leesburgs pioneering families, the Bourlays. In the early days of Leesburg, it was quite a versatile piece of property. The property was the site of the areas “ rst post of“ ce, the “ rst church service and was once an important destination for settlers moving into Leesburg and Lake County because steamboats began landing there in 1867. The property links Leesburgs past and present. It was Lee and his family that founded Leesburg after moving there in 1857, although the Robertsons “ rst settled in what later became Leesburg more than a decade earlier. Boyce Williams, Buddy Bourlays cousin, said Buddy surprised everybody by giving the land to the Water Authority. He had the papers drawn up in Ocala to keep it a surprise. I questioned Buddy a number of years ago about what he would do and he wasnt saying,Ž Williams said. What he did suited me “ ne.Ž Williams said the property has changed over the years. He remembers cabbage and lettuce being grown and that Buddy went into citrus after farming. The Bourlays also planted cotton along with the cabbage on their property. After the freeze of the 1980s, Bourlay replanted the g rove at the homestead with pine. The property exchanged hands several times before A.H. Bourlay; Buddys grandfather obtained it. € € € On a clear day you can see 2,000 square miles of prime Central Florida real estate from the top of the Citrus Tower in Clermont, a state landmark. But if you close your eyes and ponder, you might still see trees full of oranges and grapefruits „ clear to the horizon. Thats the view that greeted the visitors who rode the express Otis elevator to the middle of three observation decks at the top of the 22-story Citrus Tower in only 45 seconds when it was opened to the public more than 60 years ago. You could see millions of citrus trees „ citrus as far as you could see,Ž said the late Oakley Seaver, a Clermont native and retired postmaster general. Tourists who got a sneak preview the week before the towers grand opening raved about the detail they saw through the towers four powerful telescopes mounted in each corner of the “ rst observation deck. The 20-power lenses meant that objects 60 miles away were brought into eye vision of three miles, according to the Clermont Press. The telescopes, which were removed years ago, stood 5 feet tall, weighed 150 pounds and cost $1,000 each. A mid 1950s photo shows a view looking south from the Citrus Tower in Clermont. [FILE] LAKE COUNTY HISTORY DID YOU KNOW? libraryprograms@leesburg” for information. GRIEFSHARE: At 3:30 p.m. every Monday at First United Methodist Church of Tavares, 600 W. Ianthe St. For those grieving the loss of a loved one. Cost is $15 for workbook. Call Betty at 352-308-8229 to register. CHICKEN WINGS, PIZZA AND CORNHOLE: At 5 p.m. every Monday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to CARE PACKAGES FOR TROOPS: From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Drop off care packages. Call 352-430-4355 or email SMOOTH COUNTRY BAND: From 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday at Cassia Community Club, 29245 State Road 44 in Eustis. Cost is $7. Enjoy music and dancing with band members David Potter, David Peddicord, Vern Brewer, George Hawkins and Stan Chase. Call David Potter at 386-677-3625. TINY EXPLORERS: From 10 to 11 a.m. every Monday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Bring your toddler to play in educational stations for a hands-on fun-“ lled adventure in learning and to interact with others the same age. Call Melissa Curry at 352-728-9790 or email melissa.curry@leesburg” ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. No registration required. Materials provided. Call 352-728-9790. CHESS CLUB: From 5 to 7 p.m. every Monday at Cagan Crossings Community Library, 16729 Cagan Oaks in Clermont. Call 352-243-1840 for information. CHESS CLUB: From 3 to 4 p.m. every Monday at Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave. in Howey-In-TheHills. Call 352-324-0254. KINDRED STITCHERS: From 1 to 4 p.m. every Monday at Cagan Crossings Community Library, 16729 Cagan Oaks in Clermont. For all levels. Call 352-243-1840. TODDLER STORY TIME: From 10 to 11 a.m. every Monday at Tavares Public Library, 314 N. New Hampshire Ave. With music, snack and a craft. Call Valerie Madden at 352-742-6473 for information. BEGINNING CROCHET: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995. N Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Bring size J hook, medium weight yarn, and scissors. For ages 8 and up. Call 352-7357180 for information. MEGA BLOCKS CLUB: From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at Fruitland Park Library, 205 W. Berckman St. For ages 0 to 4. Call 352-360-6561 for information. ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS: From 5 to 6 p.m. every Monday at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Call 352-735-7180 for information. MAHJONG: From 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Call 352-7357180 for information. BIBLIOBOP: From 10:30 to 11 a.m. every Monday at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Free. With music, singing, stories and dancing. Suggested ages 2 to 5. Call 352-735-7180. TOASTMASTERS MEETING: From 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at Clermont Seventhday Adventist Church, 498 W. Montrose St. Call 352-234-6495. TRI-COUNTY WOMEN VETERANS MEETING: At 11 a.m. at Palmer Legends Country Club, 1635 Palmer Way in The Villages. No reservations required. For information call President Sue Roper at 757-576-9688. OUTSMART THE SCAMMERS: At 2 p.m. at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Learn how to protect yourself. Presented by Edward Jones Financial Advisor Kevin Anschutz. Free. Call 352-7289790 for information. SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: At 6:30 p.m. the “ rst and third Monday of the month at Hampton Inn and Suites, 11727 NE 63rd Drive in The Villages. PFLAG Lady Lake. Call Merry at 352-693-2173 for information. QUARTERLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND PROGRAM: At 7 p.m. at Sorrento Elementary School Library, 24605 Wallick Road. East Lake Historical Society with speaker Bobby Bonilla, Director of Parks and Trails, and presentation on the Sydonie Mansion. Refreshments to follow program. Call Maureen at 352-735-1702 for information. AUDITIONS: From 7 to 9:30 p.m. at IceHouse Theatre, 1100 N. Unser St. in Mount Dora. For The Glass Menagerie. By appointment only. Email darlin@ and include performance resume and photo. Go to for information. CROHNS AND COLITIS SUPPORT GROUP: From 7 to 9:30 p.m. the third Monday of oddnumbered months at New Life Presbyterian Church, 201 La Vista St. in Fruitland Park. Call 248-840-7805. MEETING: at 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Sumterville Community Building, 2427 County Road 522 in Sumterville. Greater South Sumter Democratic Group. Bring like minded friends and personal refreshments. Call Michael Harris at 352-793-7541 for information. GREATER LEESBURG DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING: At 5:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Email for information.Monday to ThursdayCIRCUS CLASS: From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Ages 7 to 18 learn juggling, plate spinning and hula hooping and perform on “ nal day. Taught by professional circus performer Tim Hocker. Free. No registration required. Call 352-728-9790 for information.TuesdaySPRING EQUINOX SOCIAL: From 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Fish Camp Lake Eustis, 901 N. Lake Shore Blvd in Tavares. National Organization for Women. To celebrate Mother Earth. Call 352-343-5922 for information. IAFF BARGAINING SESSION: At 10 a.m. at Tavares City Hall Council Chambers, 201 E. Main St. International Association of Fire“ ghters Local 3245. Call 352-742-6209 for information. LADIES TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. BINGO: At 1:01 p.m. every Tuesday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in CALENDARFrom Page E2 See CALENDAR, E4


E4 Sunday, March 18, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comSoft spoken and cheerful, Gibbs says the ideas of what to say just come to her. Gibbs grew up in Lake Wales, but was stricken with polio at age 5, which knocked her out of school and everything else, she said. Some time before 1972, she was operated on in St. Petersburg for polio and had to learn how to walk on crutches. Today she is wheelchair-bound. She magnifies those things we take for granted,Ž Cross said. By enabling us to enjoy those things, it re-educates us to take the time out of our busy schedule and smell the roses.Ž GIBBSFrom Page E1your living space. Include some weights and get moving. It will raise your self-awareness and give you another positive. Be conscientious about it. You can find lots of help on the internet for your age and physical situation. Exercise not only improves muscle tone, it strengthens your bones and wakes up those old endorphins that keep you glad your alive. My five children will sometimes offer me a choice for my birthday in January. Three years ago I asked them to paint the inside walls of my house. One absent son bought all the paint and equipment and local relatives and friends did the work. I am still enjoying the bright and pretty look they achieved. Friends and family are so important to keeping you positive when the rest of the world is succumbing to doom and gloom. You can also be there for them with a cheerful thought and maybe a nice homemade pie or cookies. The taste buds react to a loving effort and send the rest of the body into a nice warm place. What can you do about the rest of the world and the mayhem you see and feel all around you? You can be a part of the solution by staying positive and keeping informed. This country is founded on the positive consequences of an informed populous. Vote and be sure you know what you are voting for. Even if your candidate doesnt win you will know you did your part to change the world into a more decent and happy place. Spring is a time for new beginnings but first we have to slough off the old and the unworkable. We have to get rid of the corruption and the waste in our own lives and in our local, state and national governments (not an easy task). Take heart and inspiration from the teenagers who have become activists to promote gun legislation to make their schools safe from violence. Let us make this a spring that will long be remembered as the spring we took action to eliminate the hatred and the despondency in our world. It is time for the challenge to take root (God will help). Read Bill Geringswalds Infinite PossibilitiesŽ for inspiration. Nina Gilfert is a columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at SPRINGFrom Page E1 by a member of the post. Go to LADIES PRECEPT BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. TODDLER TIME: From 9:30 to 10 a.m. every Tuesday at Eustis Memorial Library, 120 N. Center St. With songs and stories. Ages 9 months to 2.5 years. Call Ms. Lauren at 352-357-0896 or 352-357-5686. PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: From 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. every Tuesday at Eustis Memorial Library, 120 N. Center St. With crafts. Ages 2.5 to 5 years. Call Ms. Lauren at 352-357-0896 or 352-357-5686. CHESS CLUB: From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Fruitland Park Library, 205 W. Berckman St. Call 352-360-6561 for information. KNITTING CLUB: From 1 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday at Fruitland Park Public Library, 205 W. Berckman St. Call 352-3606561 for information. MINECRAFT AND MORE: From 5 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. With gaming systems and laptops. For ages 7 to 14. Call 352-728-9800 for information. MAKERS CLUB: From 4 to 4:45 p.m. every Tuesday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Use creativity and teamwork to make projects. For ages 8 to 18. Call 352-728-9800 for information. TODDLER EXPLORERS: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m every Tuesday at Lady Lake Public Library, 225 W. Guava St. With play dough, magnets and blocks. Call 352753-2957 for information. TACO TUESDAY: At 5 p.m. every Tuesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Guests welcome. Call 352-3238750, email amvetspost2006@ or go to amvets2006. com. EUSTIS SENIOR SOCIAL CLUB: At 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday at in the Garden Room at the Eustis Recreation Department, 2214 Bates Ave. With coffee and donuts, games, classes, potlucks and day trips. Call 352-357-8510. FARMERS MARKET: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Log Cabin Park, 106 S. U.S. Highway 44 7 in Lady Lake. Fresh produce, baked goods and crafts. Call 352-537-4197 or email SENIOR CLUB: From 12 to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at The Salvation Army, 2605 South St. in Leesburg. With lunch and programs for ages 55 or older. Call 352-365-0079. THE KILTED MAN: At 5 p.m. at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Matthew Gurnsey performs traditional Irish and Scottish music with wit. Call 352-728-9790 for information. KNITTING: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. the “ rst and third Tuesday of the month at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995. N Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Call 352-735-7180 for information. ALZHEIMERS AND DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP: At 4 p.m. the “ rst and third Tuesday of the month at Clermont Arts and Recreation Center, 3700 Highway 27. Call Sandra Ramdass at 352-394-3500 or email sramdass@clermont” .org. FRAYED KNOT KNIT AND CROCHET CLUB: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. the “ rst and third Tuesday of the month at Tavares Public Library, 314 N. New Hampshire Ave. For all skill levels. Charity needlework done throughout the year. Free. Call 352-742-6204. COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING: At 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Trinity Lutheran Church, 17330 US Highway 27 in Summer“ eld. Nonpro“ t organization that provides support for families grieving from the death of a child. Central Florida Chapter. Email tcarlyon@ for information.WednesdayLADIES BIBLE STUDY: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Call 352-728-0004 for information. GRIEFSHARE: From 2 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Room C/D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. For all who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Call 352-259-9305 for information. WACKY WEDNESDAY: From 4 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to CAREERSOURCE CENTRAL FLORIDA: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at Sumter Adult Education Center, 1425 County Road 526A in Sumterville. Walk-in services for scholarship applications, resume writing, job search assistance and online learning. Call 352-793-5719. SCRABBLE: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Call 352-735-7180 for information. STORY TIME: From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday at Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road. With reading, music and puppet shows. Call 352-7599913 for information. STORY TIME: From 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday at Lady Lake Library, 225 W Guava St. For ages 0 to 4. Call 352-7532957 for information. CALENDARFrom Page E3 See CALENDAR, E5

PAGE 33 | Sunday, March 18, 2018 E5 Staff ReportTAVARES „ Florida Hospital Waterman is the first and only hospital in Lake County to offer critically-ill patients life-support therapy that allows their lung or heart to heal after severe injury. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), is a complex procedure utilizing a compact, high-tech heart-lungŽ machine that adds oxygen to the blood with a series of sterile tubes, allowing the lung or heart to rest and heal. We have fulfilled a vision here at Florida Hospital Waterman to provide the highest level of critical care to our community,Ž said Dr. Louis Guzzi, MD, director of critical care medicine. Lake County has a large population of elderly residents and those experiencing acute illness such as pneumonia or heart failure. Having this advanced life-support technology means we no longer need to transport critically ill patients to Orlando for treatment. We now offer the same level of care right here next to home.Ž Our team is very excited to have this treatment available for our patients,Ž said Laura Everett, RN, nurse manager for the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Florida Hospital Waterman. Of course, you feel the pain of the patient youre taking care of, but critical care nurses love technology and anything new to learn. Developing this program has been fascinating and took a great deal of training across several different medical disciplines. Physicians, surgeons, certified perfusionists, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and physician assistants all come together to care for the same patient at the same time.Ž Since starting the ECMO program in January, several patients have already been successfully treated using this advanced technology to save their lives. We are providing the highest level of care to patients right here in their community and I think that makes a big difference for continuity of care,Ž says Chief Executive Officer Abel Biri. We are the first and only hospital in Lake County with ECMO available and I think it is a significant resource for our community.ŽWaterman rst in Lake to o er life-support therapyFlorida Hospital Waterman is the “ rst and only hospital in Lake County to offer critically-ill patients life-support therapy that allows their lung or heart to heal after severe injury. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] STORY TIME: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Fruitland Park Library, 205 W. Berckman St. For ages 0 to 4. Call 352-360-6561 for information. TEEN SCENE: From 3 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday at Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library, 756 W. Broad St. in Groveland. Middle and high schoolers can draw, make videos, crafts and play boardgames. Call Keri at 352429-5840 or email klyttle@ CANASTA: At 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave. in Howey-inthe-Hills. Call 352-324-0254 to register. YOGA THERAPY CHURCH: At 11 a.m. every Wednesday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. Amrit Yoga Therapy and Christian Scripture. Call 352-203-7258. CHESS CLUB: From 12:30 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday at Jeannies Place, 209 E. Gottsche Ave. in Eustis. Chess set optional. Call 352-357-1587. TEEN CLUB: From 3:30 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free events include crafts, interactive games, movies, video games, challenges and party time. Call Tim Hocker at 352-7289790 or email tim.hocker@ leesburg” BINGO: From 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Connect with members and see what the post is about. Call 352-323-8750 and ask for an AMVET of“ cer or auxiliary of“ cer. TODDLER TIME: From 10:30 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Free. Story time with your child includes songs, “ nger plays and bubbles. Call 352-735-7180. SUMTER COUNTY ARTS GUILD: From 1 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at Sumterville Community Building, 2427 County Road 522. Call 352748-0290 for details. WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDIES: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. MENS BIBLE STUDY: From 8 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. LADIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. PASTFINDERS GENEALOGY CLASS: At 9:30 a.m. the “ rst and third Wednesday of the month at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Call 352404-8164 for information. FPRA LAKE LUNCH AND LEARN: At 11:30 a.m. at Tavares Public Works Conference Center, 1000 Captain Haynes Road. Implementing a workplace social media policy. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Go to to register. ESSENTIAL TREMOR SUPPORT GROUP: At 2 p.m. at St. Timothy Ministry Building, 1351 Paige Place in Lady Lake. Learn methods of coping for you and your caregiver. Call Ken Taylor at 571-0088 or email at taylorkensue@gmail. com for information. SHOULDER/ROTATOR CUFF WORKSHOP: At 10:30 a.m. at Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave. in Howey-in-the-Hills. Call 352324-0254 for information. OPEN HOUSE: From 3 to 6 p.m. at Fresenius Kidney Care Clermont West, 14619 County Road 565 in Groveland. Tour the clinic, meet staff and learn about services offered. Light refreshments available. Free and open to the public. Email obiesili.aniakudo@ for information. PASTFINDERS GENEALOGY COMPUTER CLASS: At 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Call 352404-8164 for information. SUBMARINE VETERANS MEETING: At 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the grand hall at American Legion Post 347, 699 W. Lady Lake Blvd in Lady Lake. Call 352-461-1690. ADULT COLORING AND COFFEE: From 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at Eustis Memorial Library, 120 N. Center St. All supplies, coffee and tea provided. Bring your own materials if desired. Call Ms. Lauren at 352-357-0896 or 352-357-5686.ThursdayPRESENTATION: At 6:30 p.m. at Ruby Street Grill, 221 E. Ruby St. in Tavares. Dr. Beverly Ward on Permaculture, sustainable earth-friendly principals of natural ecosystems. Email lakegreenparty@ MEETING: At 6 p.m. in Room A of the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Florida Trail Association Highlanders Chapter. With presentation on hike at Devils Fork, South Carolina. Bring a snack to share and aluminum cans to recycle. Call 352-787-8654 or CALENDARFrom Page E4 See CALENDAR, E6


E6 Sunday, March 18, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comemail for details. FUN GAME SHOOTS: At 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday at Amvets Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non members must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750 for information. WASTE COLLECTION EVENT: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Walmart, 17030 U.S. Highway 441 in Mount Dora. Dispose of household hazardous materials in an environmentally conscious way. Call 352-343-3776 for details. CLOSING YOUR SEASONAL HOME: From 2 to 3:30p.m. at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. Register at or by calling 352-343-4101 ext. 2719. ALZHEIMERS CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: From 1 to 2 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the Villages Regional Hospital East Campus Second Floor Classroom 2, 1451 El Camino Real. Call 800-272-3900. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS: From 2 to 4 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Learn how to operate digital camera and practice taking shots with instructor Steve Berger. Bring charged digital camera. Go to to register. BAD ART NIGHT: From 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Eustis Memorial Library, 120 N. Center St. Make a sculpture or painting, as long as its really bad. Best bad art wins a trophy. For grades 6 to 12. Call 352-357-5686 to register.Thursday to Sunday, March 25SWEENEY TODD: At 8 p.m. on Thursday to Saturday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Historic State Theater, 109 N. Bay St. in Eustis. Cost is $21 for adults and $11 for students with ID. Go to baystreetplayers. org for tickets. ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE: At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at IceHouse Theatre, 1100 N. Unser St. in Mount Dora. Cost is $22 for adults, $15 for students with ID and $10 for ages 5 to 17. Go to for tickets.FridayGARY LEWIS AND THE PLAYBOYS: At 7:30 p.m. at Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 S.E. 138th Terrace in Weirsdale. Star Series. Go to for tickets and information. FOURTH FRIDAY SOCIAL: Social at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of the month at Triangle Boat Club, 12001 U.S. Highway 441 in Tavares. Guests welcome. Cost is $10. Call 352-533-8398 to register. PET ROCK PARTY: From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Eustis Memorial Library, 120 N. Center St. Create a pet rock and get accessories to take home. Materials provided. All ages welcome. Call 352-357-5686 to register.Friday to Sunday, March 25WINE AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Lakeridge Winery, 19239 N. US Highway 27 in Clermont. Cost is $10 and free for ages 12 and under. Go to for details. HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING: At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at Melon Patch Theatre, 311 E. 13th St. in Leesburg. Cost is $18 for adults and $9 for students. Go to for tickets. ANNIE: At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Moonlight Players Theatre, 735 W. Minneola Ave in Clermont. Cost is $18 for adults and $15 for students and children. Go to for tickets and information. SUNNYLAND ANTIQUE BOAT SHOW: At 9 a.m. at Wooten Park in Tavares. Call 352-5338398 for information.SaturdayAPPRAISAL FAIR: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clermont Garden Club, 849 West Ave. Verbal appraisals for $5 per item or set of items. Call Marilyn Paone at 352-394-2390 for information. YOGA WITH CATS: From 9:30 to 11 a.m. the second and fourth Saturday of the month at Orlando Cat Caf, 532 Cagan Park Ave. in Clermont. Purr-fect for any level. Cost is $15. Register at PAWS OF PRAISE: At 9:30 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday at Bark Park, 6085 County Road 44 in Wildwood. Community gathering for humans and canine companions. Contact Michael Beck at 352-203-7258. AUDIBLE EASTER EGG HUNT: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hickory Point Park, 27341 Highway 19 in Tavares. For visually impaired and sighted children. Sighted children will wear blindfolds. Hundreds of beeping Easter eggs will be hidden. With Easter Bunny photos and tactile crafts. Register at newvision” .org. THIRD ANNUAL BUSKER FESTIVAL: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Eustis. Musicians, dancers, comedians, jugglers, mimes, living statues, artists and acrobats compete for cash prizes. Free. Accepting performer applications. Go to or call 352-483-5491. GUEST SPEAKER: At 6 p.m. at Tri-County Unitarian Universalists Church, 7280 SE 135th St. in Summer“ eld. Professor emeritus at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point Dr. Mark Welton on Iran today. Refreshments will be served. Free but donations welcome. Call 352408-4920 for information. CRYSTAL GAYLE: At 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 S.E. 138th Terrace in Weirsdale. Star Series. Go to for tickets and information. POTLUCK AND CONCERT: At 6 p.m. at Tavares First United Methodist Church, 600 W. Ianthe St. Public is invited. Free but a love offering will be taken. For information call 352-343-2761. SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE: At 10 a.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom Synagogue, 315 N. 13th St. in Leesburg. Led by Rabbi Karen Allen. Kiddush will follow service. Go to bethsholom” or call 352-326-3692 for information. SPAGHETTI DINNER: At 5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Guests must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750 or go to CLASSIC CAR CRUISE-IN: From 5 to 8 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month in downtown Eustis. Registration is free to enter a car. Call 352-360-3712. FRIENDS OF LIBRARY BOOK SALE: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tavares Civic Center, 100 E. Caroline St. Cash or check only. Donations are needed and can be brought to Tavares Library. Call 352-742-6204 for information.Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25LANDSCAPE AND GARDEN FAIR: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at Lake County Extension Centers Discovery Gardens, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares. With speakers, childrens activities and merchants. Call 352-343-4101 for information.Sunday, March 25EASTER MUSICAL: At 6 p.m. at GraceWay Church, 10200 Morningside Drive in Lessburg. On a Hill Too Far Away. Call 352-7281620 for information. CALENDARFrom Page E5EDITORS PICKThe third annual Busker Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Eustis. Musicians, dancers, comedians, jugglers, mimes, living statues, artists and acrobats compete for cash prizes. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE PHOTO]


How (and why) to sayƒno | Sunday, March 18, 2018 E7By ZipRecruiter.comA colleague approaches you and asks for a favor. Suddenly, youre enthusiastically offering a resounding Yes!Ž while your insides are screaming No, no, no! Absolutely not!Ž Weve all been there. When were constantly told that we need to be helpful team players, it can be tough to figure out how to politely decline anything. But, learning to say noŽ is essential to your success (not to mention your sanity). Heres why: You need to leave time for yes Picture this: Youve packed your schedule with things that you halfheartedly agreed to. Then, something better comes along „ something that gets you excited about your career path again. Youre leaping out of your seat to grab that opportunity. But, you dont have the necessary time because youve piled your plate full with those other things you could have said noŽ to. You dont want to just be liked, you want to be respected Its great to be an agreeable and collaborative team player. But, you also want to be respected „ and thats going to involve putting your foot down every now and then. How to say no (respectfully, of course)BE GRACIOUSRejecting a request is uncomfortable, no matter how small or large the ask. However, you can cushion the blow by starting your refusal with a polite thank you.Ž Try something like, I appreciate you thinking of me for this, but my plates a little too full right now,Ž or, Thanks so much for inviting me, but I have other plans.Ž Starting with something thats friendly and positive will make the exchange less awkward. You can also be gracious in the form of offering an alternative. Perhaps that involves suggesting another colleague who could help or providing a time when you would be able to take that favor on. Doing so will emphasize that youre willing to be helpful, even if you cant personally say yesŽ to that request.USE FIRM LANGUAGEIf giving a hard pass makes you uneasy, it can be tempting to skirt around the issue with vague statements like, Ill think about it,Ž or Let me get back to you.Ž But, this approach wont do anybody any favors. Instead, give a firm answer. One study even suggests that you should use the word dontŽ instead of cant.Ž For example, try saying, I dont have the adequate time to take that on,Ž rather than, I cant take that on right now.Ž Thats an answer that you „ and that other person „ will take seriously. RESIST APOLOGIZINGSaying noŽ can feel counterintuitive, but its important that you resist the urge to apologize. Dont start your refusal with something like, Im sorry, but ...Ž as that will leave an open door for you to be talked (or, worse, guilt-tripped) into completing that request. If you need to preface your rejection with something, use a polite thank you.Ž KEEP IT PROFESSIONALAny time youre communicating in the office, you want to do so in a way thats professional and respectful. That means no flying off the handle, losing your cool, bursting into tears, or „ most importantly „ lying. In the end, that will only come back to bite you.FREEPIK JOBS


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2 TV Week March 18 24, 2018 2 x 3Ž ad carts for less FEATURE STORY Gifted kids prove up to the task on NBCs Genius Junior Neil Patrick Harris By George Dickie Zap2itThose who were around back in the day will remember Neil Patrick Harris as the child prodigy who became a boy physician among adults on the 1989-93 ABC sitcom Doogie Howser, M.D.Ž Now 44, the multi-talented star of stage and the small screen finds himself sur rounded by kids with extraordinary gifts, as host and executive producer of the game show Genius Junior.Ž Premiering Sunday, March 18, on NBC, the hourlong series pits 12 teams of gifted kids ages 8-12 in a series of quizzes that test intelligence and endurance in areas such as math, spelling and the ability to memorize. The team that wins the first three rounds in each episode will get to take on the toughest problems in The Cortex, where they will build up their prize fund and win a grant for future use. But first they have to get through the challenges. In Sundays opener, the teams of three are tasked with solving math problems of increasing complexity, spelling multi-syllabic words backwards and memorizing the order of a deck of cards, an ability that would certainly come in handy at the gaming tables. All handle them with the ease that the average adult has in remembering an ATM PIN. I was impressed with their capacity for information and their ability to have this special skill-set but also have so many other interests,Ž Harris says. In addition to wanting to be a nuclear chemist, they also wanted to play on the rugby team. And I love that theyre not single-minded. TVWEEKCONVERSION CHART Cable Development Corp.Friendship CableSumter Co.Friendship CableLake Co. Sunview Cablevision HawthorneFL. Cable Astor/PiersonFL. 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March 18 24, 2018 TV Week 3 SUNDAY DAYTIME MAR. 189:009:3010:0010:3011:0011:3012:0012:301:001:302:002:303:003:304:004:305:005:30LOCAL BROADCAST CHANNELS^Meet the Press (N) MatterGive (EI) ChampionKids NewsTo Be AnnouncedGolf Arnold Palmer Invitational, Final Round. From Bay Hill Championship Course in Orlando, Fla. (N) (Live)#(6:00) Best Of ...FloridaArtsWEDU QuestBest Of ...%CuriousI. SilvermanSewingRetire Safe & Secure With Ed Slott Memory Rescue With Daniel Amen, MD Age ReversedRick Steves Special: European EasterThe British Beat&CBS News Sunday Morning (N) Face the Nation (N) Paid Prog.2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament Second Round: Teams TBA. (N) 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament Second Round: Teams TBA. (N)NCAA Basketball(NewsChannel 8 WeekendMeet the Press (N) RetirementPaidPaid Prog.Paid Prog.Paid Prog.Paid Prog.Golf Arnold Palmer Invitational, Final Round. From Bay Hill Championship Course in Orlando, Fla. (N) (Live))Good Morning America (N)This Week With George ...Rock-ParkVacationNewsSpotlightPaid Prog.Paid Prog.Funny YouFunny YouAmerican Idol Hopefuls audition for the judges. CSI: Miami *CBS News Sunday Morning (N) Face the Nation (N) Retirement 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament Second Round: Teams TBA. (N) 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament Second Round: Teams TBA. (N)NCAA Basketball`Fox News SundayLive LifeSports StarsWeirdPaid Prog.Paid Prog.Paid Prog.Paid Prog.Paid Prog.Paid Prog.Paid Prog.NASCARNASCAR Racing Monster Energy Cup Series: Auto Club 400. (N)2Paid Prog.BonifaceBonifaceBonifacePaid Prog.No Dentures‰‰‰ My Girl (1991, Childrens) Anna Chlumsky. (V)KillerKillerKillerKillerHow I MetHow I MetBroke GirlBroke Girl4This Week With George ...Born to RunCebriaThe MomsPaid Prog.Paid Prog.Paid Prog.Paid Prog.Paid Prog.Paid Prog.Paid Prog.American Idol Hopefuls audition for the judges. Paid Prog.Paid Prog.6Love a ChildSteveAbu.LifeJ. PrinceCreflo DollHealing TchJewishLife Outr.Turning Point With DavidFellowshipTed ShuttlesConquerorPerry StoneGaither Homecoming HourIn Touch8Africas Great Civilizations(:03) Africas Great Civilizations Africas Great Civilizations(:29) Africas Great Civilizations CitiesŽAfricas Great Civilizations(:10) Africas Great Civilizations Independent Lens (DVS);BonifacePaid Prog.Paid Prog.BonifaceAppliancePaid Prog.Ocean Mys.Ocean Mys.Dr. PolDr. PolOutbackRescue MeReal LifeOrigins (EI) SpotlightWomenRookie Blue