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A9 Weather .....................A10 Sports ..........................B1 Comics ........................B4 Volume 142, Issue 79 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Angela Charlton and Vladimir IsachenkovThe Associated PressMOSCOW Â„ With his best election showing ever, President Vladimir Putin is shifting comfortably into his next six-year term, but the gnawing question of what comes next already looms on RussiaÂs horizon.At his first appearance after SundayÂs victory, Putin was immediately asked about his plans beyond 2024, reflecting RussiaÂs nervous-ness about the succession issue that will dominate the political landscape for the near future.Putin piled up nearly 77 percent of the vote, burnish-ing his credentials as a leader who enjoys overwhelming public support. That will give him more room to ponder his choice: groom a reliable successor, scrap term limits or create a new position of power so he can continue pulling the strings after his fourth term ends.All those options will remain on the table, and Putin probably will wait a few more years before making his choice.PutinÂs dilemma: Scrap term limits or choose a successorBy Mary Clare Jalonick, Zeke Miller and Chad DayThe Associated PressWASHINGTON Â„ More Republicans are telling Pres-ident Donald Trump in ever blunter terms to lay off his escalating criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia probe. But party leaders are taking no action to protect Mueller, embracing a familiar strategy with the president Â„ simply waiting out the storm.Trump blistered Mueller and his investigation all week-end on Twitter and started in again on Monday, questioning the probeÂs legitimacy with language no recent president has used for a federal inquiry. ÂA total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest!ÂŽ Trump tweeted.Mueller is leading a criminal probe into whether TrumpÂs 2016 presidential campaign had ties to Russia and whether there has been obstruction of justice since then.Trump was told to cut it out on Sunday by such notable Republicans as Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Over-sight Committee, and Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Then on Monday Republicans defend Mueller but take no action By Corey WilliamsThe Associated PressDETROIT Â„ Alondra Alvarez lives about five min-utes from her high school on DetroitÂs southwest side but she drives there instead of walking because her mother fears for her safety. Once the 18-year-old enters the building, her surroundings take on a more secure feel almost immediately as she passes through a bank of closely monitored metal detectors.ÂMy mom has never been comfortable with me walking to school. My mom is really scared of street thugs,ÂŽ said Alvarez, who attends West-ern International.As schools around the U.S. look for ways to impose tougher security measures in the wake of last monthÂs school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead, they donÂt have to Security helps urban schools avoid shootingsAlondra Alvarez, a student at Western International High School in Detroit, goes through a metal detector and has her backpack checked Thursday as she enters the school. Experts say metal detectors and other security measures put in place decades ago to quell ga ng and other violence in many urban schools have made them tough targets for mass shootings by troubled students or outsiders. [CARLOS OSORIO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Carlos E. Medinacmedina@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG Â„ A cold front moving through the area could bring severe weather to Lake County this morn-ing, according to the National Weather Service.ÂA line of showers and storms is expected to develop early Tuesday morning north-east in the Gulf of Mexico and reach Lake County by mid to late morning,ÂŽ said Matt Volkmer, a meteorologist with the weather service in Melbourne.The storms could move in anytime between 10 a.m. and noon. The wet weather may last a couple of hours. Heavy localized rain, lightning and wind gust of up to 60 mph are possible. There is a chance for hail and an isolated tornado.ÂThe main threat is the straight-line winds,ÂŽ Volkmer said, adding that residents should secure items such as trash cans, outdoor furniture or anything else susceptible to high wind.Volkmer suggests residents keep tuned to weather reports for any change in the forecast.The storm could produce about a half inch of rain, but donÂt expect the dampness to last long after the leading edge of the front moves through.ÂLooks like weÂre going to dry out pretty quickly. It will be dry and cooler for most of Gusty, rainy Tuesday on tapForecasters warn of severe weather in Lake and across SoutheastSee WEATHER, A5 See MUELLER, A4 See RUSSIA, A6 See SAFETY, A5
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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. Sunday, March 18 Fantasy 5: 2-10-11-32-33 Monday, March 19 Pick 5 Afternoon: 3-9-7-9-5 Evening: 9-6-4-1-2 Pick 4 Afternoon: 9-2-4-7 Evening: 5-5-0-3 Pick 3 Afternoon: 0-6-7 Evening: 2-6-9 Pick 2 Afternoon: 4-3 Evening: 4-6LOTTERY By Paul J. Weber and Will WeissertThe Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas Â„ The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took an even more sinister turn Monday when investigators said the fourth and latest blast was triggered along a street by a nearly invisible tripwire.Police and federal agents said that suggests a Âhigher level of sophisticationÂŽ than they have seen before, and means the carnage is now random, rather than directed at someone in particular.ÂThe game went up a little bit Â„ well, it went up a lot yesterday with the tripwire,ÂŽ Christopher Combs, FBI agent in charge of the bureauÂs San Antonio divi-sion, said in an interview.Two people have now been killed and four wounded in bombings over a span of less than three weeks.The latest blast happened Sunday night in southwest AustinÂs quiet Travis Coun-try neighborhood, injuring two men in their 20s who were walking in the dark. They suffered what police said were significant injuries and remained hospitalized in stable condition.The three earlier bombings involved parcels that were left on doorsteps and blew up when they were moved or opened.The tripwire twist height-ened the fear around Austin, a town famous for its cool, hipster attitude.ÂItÂs creepy,ÂŽ said Erin Mays, 33. ÂIÂm not a scared person, but this feels very next-door-neighbor kind of stuff.ÂŽAuthorities repeated prior warnings about not touching unexpected packages and also issued new ones to be wary of any stray object left in public, especially one with wires protruding.ÂWeÂre very concerned that with tripwires, a child could be walking down a sidewalk and hit some-thing,ÂŽ Combs said.Authorities said they are looking at a range of possible motives, including domestic terrorism or that the bombings were hate crimes.Local and state police and hundreds of federal agents are investigating, and the reward for information lead-ing to an arrest has climbed to $115,000.ÂWe are clearly dealing with what we believe to be a serial bomber at this point,ÂŽ Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said, citing similarities among the four bombs. He would not elaborate, though, saying he didnÂt want to undermine the investigation.While the first three bombings all occurred east of Interstate 35, a section of town that tends to be more heavily minority and less affluent, SundayÂs was west of the highway. Also, both victims this time are white, while those killed or wounded in the earlier attacks were black or Hispanic.That made it harder to draw conclusions about a possible pattern, further unnerving a city already on edge.Thad Holt, 76, said he is now watching his steps as he makes his way through a sec-tion of town near the latest attack. ÂI think everybody can now say, ÂOh, thatÂs like my neighborhood,ÂÂŽ he said.Fred Milanowski, agent in charge of the Houston divi-sion of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said the latest bomb was anchored to a metal yard sign near the head of a hiking trail. ÂIt was a thin wire or fila-ment, kind of like fishing line,ÂŽ he said. ÂIt would have been very difficult for some-one to see.ÂŽMilanowski said authorities have checked over 500 leads. Police asked anyone with surveillance cameras at their homes to come forward with the footage on the chance it captured suspi-cious vehicles or people.Spring break ended Monday for the University of Texas and many area school districts. University police warned returning students to be alert and to tell their classmates about the danger, saying, ÂWe must look out for one another.ÂŽ None of the four attacks happened close to the campus near the heart of Austin.The PGAÂs Dell Technolo-gies Match Play tournament is scheduled to begin in Austin on Wednesday, and dozens of the worldÂs top golfers were to begin arriving.Andrew Zimmerman, a 44-year-old coffee shop worker, said the use of a tripwire adds a new level of suspected professionalism and makes it harder to guard against such attacks.ÂThis makes me sick,ÂŽ he said.Fear grips Austin as bombings escalateSuspected serial bomber used tripwire, o cials con rm, suggesting a Âhigher level of sophisticationÂAn agent the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives works with his dog near the site of SundayÂs explosion, Monday in Austin, Texas. [ERIC GAY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]WILKES-BARRE, PA.Woman pleads no contest in poisoning of sonÂs girlfriend A woman accused of seriously sickening her sonÂs girlfriend by poisoning her with antifreeze has entered a plea agreement that avoids the need for her to go on trial for the second time.Eighty-six-year-old Helen Galli of Wyoming, Pennsylva-nia, was convicted in 2013 and sentenced to 5 to 12 years. She appealed and then her con-viction was overturned.Galli pleaded no contest Monday as part of an agree-ment with prosecutors, who are withdrawing all other charges. Prosecutors say Galli spiked a glass of juice with antifreeze in March 2010 and passed it to the woman, who was left near death and spent months recovering.MEMPHIS, TENN.Former NBA playerÂs ex-wife wonÂt face death if convictedThe ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright wonÂt face the death penalty if con-victed of killing him more than seven years ago in Tennessee, a prosecutor said Monday.Shelby County prosecutor Paul Hagerman told a judge during a hearing that Sherra Wright wonÂt face a death sen-tence if found guilty of first degree murder in her ex-husbandÂs shooting death. She is being held without bond and has pleaded not guilty in one of the most high-profile murder cases in MemphisÂ history. The Associated PressIN BRIEFÂThe game went up a little bit Â„ well, it went up a lot yesterday with the tripwire.ÂŽ Christopher Combs, FBI agent in charge of the bureauÂs San Antonio division
DailyCommercial.com | Tuesday, March 20, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 email@example.com By Jim SaundersNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE Â„ Saying it is critical to Âstop the addiction in the beginning,ÂŽ Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed a high-profile bill designed to prevent patients from getting hooked on pow-erful opioids.Flanked by House leaders and law-enforcement officers at the Manatee County SheriffÂs Office, Scott approved the measure as the state continues grappling with drug overdoses that have surged in recent years. The bill is designed, at least in part, to prevent patients from getting addicted to pre-scription painkillers and then turning to street drugs such as heroin and fentanyl.ÂIÂve met a lot of families all across the state who are dealing with drug abuse,ÂŽ said Scott, who declared a public-health emergency last year because of the opioid issue. ÂI have a family member thatÂs dealt with both alcoholism and drug abuse, and I can tell you itÂs very difficult for a family.ÂŽLawmakers unanimously passed the bill (HB 21) on March 9, the final full day Scott signs opioid billHigh-pro le measure targets addiction through preventionFlanked by House leaders and law-enforcement ofÂ“ cers at the Manatee County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ ce, Rick Scott signed a high-proÂ“ le bill designed to prevent patients from getting hooked on powerful opioids, as the state continues grappling with drug overdoses that have surged in recent years. The bill is designed, at least in part, to prevent patients from getting addicted to prescription painkillers and then turning to street drugs such as heroin and fentanyl. [AP FILE] By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG Â… City water customers in about 900 homes got a nasty surprise Saturday night when their taps went dry. Repair crews had to be dispatched to fix a water main break in the system connecting to the water tower on North Col-lege Street between West Main and High streets.The city issued a boilwater alert for the homes and businesses in a 15-block radius. City officials recommended boiling water for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes. Water should be boiled for at least one minute after it reaches the roiling stage.The affected area extends from north 13th Street to Thomas Avenue (east to west), and from Center Street between West Main and High streets.Affected streets include: Butler Street, Camella Drive, Center Street, Flora Street, Gardenia Drive, High Street, Jasmine Way, Jobbins Drive, Lone Oak Drive, Montclair Road, North 13th, North 14th Street, North 15th Street, North Chester Street, North College Street, North Lone Oak Drive, North Some Leesburg residents should boil water beginning todayBy Adriana Gomez Licon and Curt AndersonAssociated PressMIAMI Â„ Students returning from spring break to Florida International Uni-versity held a moment of silence Monday to honor the six people killed in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge that was supposed to be a campus showcase.Some were angry that traffic had continued under the bridge while testing continued on the 950-ton structure.ÂThey were stress test-ing with cars passing under, people walking across. Why?ÂŽ said marine biology sophomore Andy Distrubell.He was on spring break when the bridge fell, but he said the experiences of the victims trapped beneath the bridge had been weighing on his mind.ÂThe thought of just sitting in traffic, waiting on a red light and all of a sudden a bridge falls on you is scary,ÂŽ he said.Florida International University President Mark Rosenberg joined students and staff to hold hands and bow their heads Monday for a moment of silence outdoors at 1:47 p.m. Â„ the time that the bridge collapsed four days earlier. In a dining hall, some students stood up or put down their food and stopped talking to participate.Meanwhile, a lawsuit was filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court against the companies involved in the design and building of the bridge.The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Marquise Rashaad Hepburn, who suffered spinal injuries as he rode a bicycle under the bridge as it collapsed last week. The lawsuit said a car swerving to avoid the falling concrete struck Hepburn.At a news conference in Orlando, one of HepburnÂs attorneys, Keith Mitnik, said Hepburn was on his way to work when the bridge fell.The negligence lawsuit seeks unspecified damages from the entities involved in building the bridge, including Munilla Construction Man-agement and FIGG Bridge Engineers. Both companies say they would cooperate with multiple investigations into the collapse.The lawsuit said cracks in the span should have been taken seriously and traffic should have been diverted during any testing.Gov. Rick Scott on Monday directed FloridaÂs Department of Transportation to withhold payments of over $13.6 million in federal fund-ing for the collapsed bridge, pending the completion of a National Transportation Safety Board investigation.ÂBefore another dollar is spent on this bridge, we must know exactly what happened,ÂŽ Scott said in a statement.The moment of silence at FIU was the first in a series of memorials as classes resumed. In a statement, Rosenberg said a blood drive was scheduled Tuesday to support wounded victims who remain hospitalized.The Student Government Association will hold a vigil Wednesday morning for Alexa Duran, an FIU student killed when the bridge collapsed on her car. DuranÂs sorority will hold a memorial for her Thursday evening.Carolina Fajardo, a premedical student, said she had been glued to the news to know more about the bridge collapse. ÂThey had been talking so much about that project in school. I drive through there every day of the week,ÂŽ she said. ÂTo think it could have happened later, this week when we are all back, itÂs just crazy.ÂŽHonoring the victimsFIU students, sta hold moment of silence for 6 who died in bridge collapseInspectors walk over what remains of a pedestrian bridge near Florida International University on Sunday near Miami. The unÂ“ nished bridge collapsed on Thursday killing six people. [C.M. GUERRERO/THE MIAMI HERALD VIA AP] By Marcia DunnAP Aerospace WriterCAPE CANAVERAL Â„ Our first known interstellar visitor likely came from a two-star system.That's the latest from astronomers who were amazed by the mysterious cigar-shaped object, detected as it passed through our inner solar system last fall.The University of Toron-to's Alan Jackson reported Monday that the asteroid Â„ the first confirmed object in our solar system originat-ing elsewhere Â„ is probably from a binary star system. That's where two stars orbit a common center. According to Jackson and his team, the asteroid was likely ejected from its system as planets formed."It has been wandering interstellar space for a long time since," the scientists wrote in the Royal Astronomical Society's journal, Monthly Notices.Discovered in October by a telescope in Hawaii millions of miles away, the asteroid is called Oumuamua, Hawaiian for messenger from afar arriving first, or scout. Our 1st interstellar visitor likely came from 2-star system See OPIODS, A4 See STAR, A4See WATER, A4BEST BETS FOR TODAYSPRING 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. 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 352728-9790 for information. NEWS BRIEFSBUSHNELLSumter jail employee charged with giving inmate contrabandA Sumter County Jail employee was arrested Monday for bringing contraband into the facility, authorities say.According to a Sumter County SheriffÂs Office report, Detention Support Spe-cialist Kimberly McSwain, 47, of Groveland, was accused of giving at least one inmate food, cigarettes and chewing tobacco. After an investigation, McSwain was arrested and charged with smuggling contraband into a detention facility. She was booked on a $2,00 bond.McSwain was fired from the Sumter County Jail on March 12.CLERMONTCommunity Health Centers opening new center in ClermontCommunity Health Centers, Inc., is opening a new medical center on the Orlando Health South Lake Hospital Campus at 2140 N Don Wickham Dr, Suite C, Clermont. The center opened on Monday and will offer family medicine, includ-ing same-day appointments for ages 4 years old and up. In addition, patients at the center will be able to take advantage of Community Health Cen-tersÂ other services in the area, including low-cost pharmacy, optometry, X-ray, obstetrics/gynecology and more.ÂHaving Community Health Centers on our main Clermont campus will allow for additional healthcare services to be easily accessible to all south Lake County residents, includ-ing children and adults that are uninsured and underinsured,ÂŽ commented John Moore, South Lake Hospital president. ÂThe new medical center will expand the availability of appointments and services that were previously provided by the South Lake Health Clinic for over 20 years.ÂŽ Community Health Centers, established in 1972, operates 12 other centers throughout Central Florida. Community Health Centers accepts Medic-aid, Medicare and most private insurance plans. A Sliding Discount Program is available for those meeting income guidelines. To schedule an appointment at the new loca-tion or other locations in Central Florida, or for more informa-tion, call 352-314-7400. TAMPAFlorida police ofÂ“ cer shot while serving arrest warrantA Florida police officer has been shot and wounded while serving an arrest warrant at the home of a man facing charges for making violent threats to his family.Tampa police announced on social media that Officer Rich-ard Lehr was released from a hospital Monday afternoon.Police say Lehr and Offi-cer Leigh Smith were serving the warrant at an apartment complex early Monday morn-ing when 35-year-old Walter Richard Jeziorski opened fire.Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan pointed to Âmental health issues,ÂŽ adding that the shooting is an example of what Âofficers deal with every day.ÂŽJeziorski surrendered to police shortly after the shoot-ing. He had several previous arrests on charges that include battery and domestic violence. McSwain
A4 Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com Funeral Services Clarence Willette passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018. He was an Assembly of God minister for over 20 years. After he retired from the AG church, he became general manager of Central Dispatch, Inc., a security monitoring station, located in Portsmouth, NH. Mr. Willette leaves his wife Jean; a son Cj Willette from Washington State; two daughters: Debbie Papalegis from Maine and Jennifer Lindgren from Montana. He also leaves three stepsons: Richard and Stephen Celi from Maine and Peter Celi from California; nine grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. Services will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11:00a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Leesburg. Rev. Roy Sharpe will be ofÂ“ciating. Lunch will be served following the service. In lieu of Â”owers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 200 S. Lone Oak Drive, Leesburg, FL 34748 or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lady Lake, FL Online condolences may be left at www. BeyersFuneralHome.comClarence Willette Moss Street, North Truett Street, Oak Avenue, Sandy Oaks Circle, Seminole Drive, South Chester Street, South College Street, South Lone Oak Drive, South Moss, South Oakland Street, South Truett, Tanglewood Drive, Thomas Avenue, Vine Street, West Line Street, West Main Street and Westside Drive.Meanwhile, across town, the city is also issuing a boil water notice for residents in the Radio Road area. Crews have scheduled repairs on a leaky valve in that area starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Repairs are expected to be completed by 3 p.m.The boil water alert will be in effect for two days after repairs are completed. Alerts are commonly made when water pressure drops significantly.Areas affected by TuesdayÂs shutdown include: Chelea Park subdivision, Emerald Pond Loop and subdivision, Fairhaven Court, Garden Drive, Joanies Run Division, Kaylee Way, Oakmont Subdivision, Patrick Drive, Pink Azalea Drive, Pleasure View Drive, Quail Pointe subdivision, Rockdale Drive, Secret Hills Drive, Shadewood Circle, Silver-lake Community Church, Silver Pine Drive, Silverwood Subdivision, Stone Gate subdivision, Summit Square Drive and Treadway School Road.There were some complaints on Facebook that city crews did not knock on every door Saturday with the alert. WATERFrom Page A3The red-tinged rock is estimated to be possibly 1,300 feet (400 meters) long and zooming away from the Earth and sun at more than 16 miles (26 kilometers) per second.Last month, a science team led by Wesley Fraser of QueenÂs Univer-sity Belfast reported that Oumuamua is actually tumbling through space, likely the result of a colli-sion with another asteroid or other object that kicked it out of its home solar system. He expects it to continue tumbling for bil-lions of more years.Scientists originally thought it might be an icy comet, but now agree it is an asteroid.ÂThe same way we use comets to better understand planet formation in our own solar system, maybe this curious object can tell us more about how planets form in other systems.ÂŽ Jackson said in a statement.Close binary star systems may be the source of the majority of interstellar objects out there, both icy comets and rocky asteroids, according to the researchers. STARFrom Page A3of the annual legislative session.Perhaps the highestprofile part of the bill would place limits on pre-scriptions that doctors can write for treatment of acute pain. Doctors in many cases would be limited to writing prescriptions for three-day supplies, though they could prescribe up to seven-day supplies of controlled substances if Âmedically necessary.ÂŽ Cancer patients, people who are terminally ill, palliative care patients and those who suffer from major trauma would be exempt from the limits.Some physicians objected during the legisla-tive session to such limits. But House Speaker Richard Corcoran, a Land OÂ Lakes Republican who took part in MondayÂs bill-signing event, defended the approach.ÂIt (the bill) also says no longer will we prescribe just blanketly 30-day pre-scriptions. Now weÂll say itÂs a three-day prescription, and then you have to come back and warrant (it),ÂŽ Corcoran said. ÂIs that an inconvenience? Yes. Is an inconvenience worth saving 50,000 lives nationwide? Absolutely.ÂŽAnother high-profile part of the bill will require physicians or their staff members to check with a statewide database before prescribing or dispensing controlled substances. In the past, Florida has not required physicians to use the database, known as the prescription drug monitor-ing program. The goal of the database is to prevent addicts from visiting mul-tiple doctors or pharmacies to get supplies of drugs.Opioids have caused thousands of deaths in Florida in recent years. In 2016, for example, fen-tanyl caused 1,390 deaths, heroin caused 952 deaths, oxycodone caused 723 deaths, and hydrocodone caused 245 deaths, according to a House staff analysis.House Commerce Chair-man Jim Boyd, a Bradenton Republican who sponsored the bill, described it as Âanother step to curbing this epidemic.ÂŽÂI grew passionate about this a couple of years ago because I just saw what it was doing,ÂŽ Boyd said during the bill-signing event at the sheriffÂs office. ÂThereÂs not a person in this room who doesnÂt have a family member or a friend of a family that hasnÂt been affected by this epidemic.ÂŽ OPIODSFrom Page A3By Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE Â„ The Florida Constitution Revision Commission on Monday advanced a sweeping ethics package, which includes a proposed six-year lobbying ban for former state lawmakers, agency heads and local govern-ment officials.The 28-5 vote on the measure (Proposal 39) marked the beginning of the process of sorting through three-dozen potential changes to the state Constitution. The commission, which meets every 20 years, has the unique power to place issues directly on the November 2018 ballot.In addition to the ethics measure, the 37-member commission advanced seven other proposals to the panelÂs Style and Drafting Committee, which has the authority to revise the measures and group proposals on the ballot. Once approved by the committee, proposals will return to the full commission for a final vote, which will require support from at least 22 members. The commission faces a May 10 deadline for its final decisions.The ethics proposal, sponsored by Commissioner Don Gaetz, a former Senate president from Niceville, would prohibit state lawmakers, the governor and Cabinet members from lobbying any state agency or the Legislature for six years after they leave office. The current ban is two years. The six-year ban would also be extended to state agency heads.The measure would also impose a six-year lobbying ban on many local government officials, including county commissioners, city commissioners and school members. They would be prohibited from lobbying their former governmental bodies.State elected officials as well as local government officials would be prohibited from lobbying other governmental agencies while in office, including the federal government.Judges would be banned from lobbying the Legislature, state agencies and the judicial branch for six years after leaving office, although they would be allowed to represent clients in court proceedings.The proposal also would establish a stronger ethics standard for public officials, prohibiting them from using their offices Âto obtain a disproportionate ben-efitÂŽ for themselves, their families or their busi-nesses. It would be up to the Florida Commission on Ethics to define Âdis-proportionate benefit.ÂŽIf ultimately adopted by voters, Gaetz said the measure would represent Âthe strongest ethics standards that any state has ever adopted with respect to its public officials.ÂŽHe said part of his inspiration came from former Gov. Reubin Askew, who said he turned to constitu-tional changes for ethics reforms because propos-als were blocked in the Legislature.ÂThatÂs not going to happen in the Florida Legislature,ÂŽ Gaetz said about the ethics changes. ÂGov. Askew was right, this belongs in the Constitution.ÂŽCommissioner Rich Newsome of Orlando said the ethics proposal would be popular with voters and Âwould send a thun-derclapÂŽ across the state.ÂFloridians want this. They want to be clean. We are supposed to be the Sunshine State,ÂŽ Newsome said. ÂLetÂs clean this up.ÂŽMost of the debate came on a provision that Commissioner Tom Lee, another former Senate president from Thonoto-sassa, successfully added to GaetzÂs measure. It would ban governmental bodies from hiring lobbyists to influence the annual appropriations process in Tallahassee.Lee, a former Senate appropriations chairman, said he Âboiled overÂŽ during the recent legislative session when he learned Hillsborough County had hired a new lobbyist as budget nego-tiations began because the county had funding issues tied up in a Senate budget subcommittee and the lobbyist had helped raise $1 million for the chairman.ÂI hate to be on the Senate floor airing the dirty laundry (about) the way this process works,ÂŽ Lee said. ÂBut itÂs the truth. And we have a chance to fix it here.ÂŽCommissioner Arthenia Joyner of Tampa objected to LeeÂs amend-ment, saying it would hurt communities rep-resented by the minority party in the Legislature or smaller communities.ÂWhen youÂre the underdog you get the crumbs if anything,ÂŽ said Joyner, a former state senator. ÂI donÂt think this is going to cure it. If it does, somebody is going to be left in the dust with nothing.ÂŽLeeÂs amendment passed in a 17-15 vote.Other measures advanced Monday by the commission included:Â„ A proposal (Proposal 49) that would establish survivor benefits for lawenforcement officers and other first responders, including active military members stationed in Florida, if they are killed Âwhile in the line of duty.ÂŽÂ„ A measure (Proposal 41) that would raise the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75.Â„ A proposal (Pro-posal 11) that would close the so-called Âwrite-in loophole,ÂŽ which allows primary elections to be limited to a single party if there are write-in candidates.Â„ A measure (Proposal 13) that would prohibit counties from abolishing elected offices for sheriff, property appraiser, elections supervisor and other constitutional offices if they become charter counties. It would also force charter counties that have changed those offices to return to an elected system.The commission rejected a measure (Pro-posal 47) that would require judges to be members of a Bar association for at least 10 years, including five in Florida, before taking office. Meanwhile, Com-missioner Jose Felix Diaz of Miami withdrew a pro-posal (Proposal 50) that would have revised resi-dency standards when candidates qualify to run for the Legislature.Proposals that are placed on the ballot by the commission will require support from at least 60 percent of the voters to be enacted.Voters could get say on government ethicshe was told that firing Mueller would be Âthe stupidest thing the president could doÂŽ by Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.But Hatch, on CNN, also said he didnÂt see any need for legislation to protect Mueller. And that sentiment was widely echoed by GOP leaders.In recent months, bills to protect the special counsel have stalled, and Republican leaders have stuck to muted state-ments endorsing Mueller or denying he is in trouble. So far, that tactic has worked for them as Trump has lambasted the Russia investigation on Twitter but allowed Mueller to continue his work.Democrats say legisla-tion is needed.ÂImmediately,ÂŽ said Sen. Richard Blumen-thal of Connecticut. And Arizona Republican Jeff Flake, a frequent Trump critic, said, ÂIf you donÂt pick this fight, then we might as well not be here.ÂŽBut GOP leaders saw no reason to leap to stop a firing they donÂt think is in sight.ÂI donÂt think thatÂs going to happen so I just think itÂs not necessary, and obviously legislation requires a presidential signature,ÂŽ said Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate. ÂI donÂt see the necessity of picking that fight right now.ÂŽStill, Cornyn said there would be Âa number of unintended consequencesÂŽ if Mueller were to be removed, and lawmakers had communicated that message to Trump Âinformally and formally.ÂŽWhite House lawyer Ty Cobb issued a statement Sunday tamping down the speculation, saying Trump is not Âconsidering or discussingÂŽ MuellerÂs removal. White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said Trump has Âsome well-established frustrationÂŽ about the probe but insisted there is no internal discussion about removing Mueller.Separately, TrumpÂs legal team has provided documents to Mueller summarizing their views on key matters being investigated, according to a person familiar with the situation. That person insisted on anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation.The records were given as TrumpÂs lawyers nego-tiate with MuellerÂs team about the scope and terms of a possible interview with the president.Also, Trump added a new lawyer. Joseph diGenova, a former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, will join his team later this week.DiGenova has been outspoken in his defense of Trump, talking of a Âbrazen plotÂŽ to exoner-ate Hillary Clinton in an email investigation and to ÂframeÂŽ Trump with a Âfalsely created crime.ÂŽMultiple White House officials said Monday that they believe Trump is now acutely aware of the political Â„ and even legal Â„ consequences of taking action against Mueller. For now, they predicted, Trump will snipe at Muel-ler from the outside.His sniping is getting more pointed.Trump challenged the probeÂs existence over the weekend and strongly suggested political bias on the part of MuellerÂs investigators.The tweets ruffled some GOP lawmakers. South CarolinaÂs Gowdy admonished the presidentÂs lawyers, saying that if Trump is innocent, Âact like it.ÂŽBut House and Senate leaders remained quiet, and decidedly unruffled.ÂAs the speaker has always said, Mr. Mueller and his team should be able to do their job,ÂŽ said AshLee Strong, spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan.A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell referred to comments that McConnell made in January saying he wasnÂt worried that Mueller would be ousted.Two bipartisan Senate bills introduced last summer, when Trump first started criticizing MuellerÂs probe, would make it harder to fire a special counsel by requir-ing a judicial review. But Republicans backing the bills have not been able to agree on the details, and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has shown little interest in moving them. McConnell has said he thinks they are unnecessary.Still, some of the White House officials acknowl-edged that Trump did once flirt with removing Mueller.That came last summer, when TrumpÂs legal team Â„ then led by New York attorney Marc Kasowitz Â„ was looking into potential conflicts of interest with Mueller and his team and planning to make a case to have him removed, according to people familiar with the strategy. Those people spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private conversations.As that strategy was being formulated, Trump directed White House counsel Don McGahn in June to call Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to raise the perceived conflicts and push for MuellerÂs removal, according to one of the people familiar with the matter.McGahn put off making the call because he dis-agreed with the strategy, the person said. When Trump persisted in press-ing the issue, McGahn told other senior White House officials he would resign if Trump didnÂt back off. Trump let the matter drop, the person said.Trump cannot directly fire Mueller. Any dismissal, for cause, would have to be carried out by Rosenstein, who appointed the counsel and has continued to express support.Trump has fumed to confidants that the Mueller probe is Âgoing to choke the life out ofÂŽ his presidency if allowed to continue indefinitely, according to an outside adviser who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations with the president.Likely contributing to TrumpÂs sense of frustra-tion, The New York Times reported last week that Mueller had subpoenaed the Trump Organization for Russia-related docu-ments. Trump had said Mueller would cross a red line with such a step. MUELLERFrom Page A1
DailyCommercial.com | Tuesday, March 20, 2018 A5the week,ÂŽ he said.Temperatures will drop to below normal for the time of year, but not too cold with Wednesday and Thursday calling for lows in the mid to upper 40s. Highs should stay in the low to mid-70s through Friday and then reach the low 80s on Saturday and Sunday, according to the Weather Service. The system is expected to wreak havoc across much of the Southeast.More than 29 million people faced a threat of severe storms Monday, with hail the size of tennis balls, damaging winds and strong tornadoes to the southeastern United States, forecasters said.Large parts of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee and a small portion of northeast Mississippi were under a tornado threat Monday afternoon and evening, the national Storm Prediction Center said. A strong thunderstorm dropped hail in northern Mississippi on Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service said.School systems from central Tennessee as far south as Birmingham, Alabama, dismissed early, hoping students and staff would have time to get home before the storms moved through.The threatened storms come one day before the official start of spring, and are Âby far the most impressive setup weÂve seen so far this year,ÂŽ said Kurt Weber, a mete-orologist at the National Weather Service in Huntsville, Alabama. Associated Press material was used in this report WEATHERFrom Page A1A cold front moving through the area could bring severe weather to Lake County Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] ÂA line of showers and storms is expected to develop early Tuesday morning northeast in the Gulf of Mexico and reach Lake County by mid to late morning,ÂŽ said Matt Volkmer, a meteorologist with the weather service in Melbourne. The storms could move in anytime between 10 a.m. and noon. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] look further than urban districts such as Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York that installed metal detectors and other security in the 1980s and 1990s to combat gang and drug violence.Security experts believe these measures have made urban districts less prone to mass shootings, which have mostly occurred in suburban and rural districts.Officials in some suburban and rural school districts are now consid-ering detectors as they rethink their security plans after the shoot-ing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz allegedly brought in a duffel bag containing an assault rifle and opened fire. HeÂs charged with 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder.The massacre has galvanized thousands of students around the country who walked out of their classrooms for 17 minutes Â„ one for each Parkland victim Â„ on March 14 to protest gun violence.ÂI think urban schools are eons ahead. TheyÂve been dealing with violence a lot longer than suburban schools,ÂŽ said Philip Smith, president of the National African Ameri-can Gun Association.During the mid-1980s, Detroit was one of the first districts in the nation to put permanent, walkthrough metal detectors in high schools and middle schools. New York schools also had them in some buildings.By 1992, metal detec-tors had been installed in a few dozen Chicago high schools. And in 1993, under pressure to make schools safer, Los AngelesÂ district announced that it would randomly search students with metal detectors.Such measures Âare designed to identify and hopefully deter anybody from bringing a weapon to school, but metal detectors alone portray an illusion of being safe,ÂŽ said Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of the 50,000-student Detroit Public Schools Commu-nity District.ÂOur schools need to be safer than they are,ÂŽ Vitti said. ÂAs a nation, we need to fully fund and make sure all districts can adequately staff school resource officers and also offer mental health and first-aid training to all educators.ÂŽSecurity measures donÂt always keep guns off school grounds. A 17-year-old high school senior was killed and another student wounded March 7 in a Birming-ham, Alabama, classroom shooting. Metal detectors at the school were not in use that day. A 17-year-old student has been charged with manslaughter.Two students were shot and three people suffered other injuries in February when a gun in a backpack accidentally fired inside a Los Angeles Unified School District middle school. The district does random metal-detector wand searches daily in middle schools and high schools. A 12-year-old girl has been charged with being a minor in possession of a firearm and having a weapon on school grounds.In response to the Parkland shooting, Flor-idaÂs governor has said he wants to spend $500 million to increase law enforcement and mental health counselors at schools, to make buildings more secure with metal detectors and to create an anonymous tip line.A package of legislation passed by the New York state Senate includes provisions for metal detectors and improved security technology in schools. A parent in Knox County, Kentucky, has said his law office would donate $25,000 for metal detectors in schools there.Alvarez, the student at DetroitÂs Western Inter-national, said she and others who attend the school go through metal detectors every morning. Her elementary and middle schools also had metal detectors.ÂIÂve always seen it as something that made me feel safe,ÂŽ she said, adding that all schools should have them and not just inner-city ones Âso students donÂt feel discriminated against.ÂŽMetal detectors are seen as a symptom of a Âstigma that already exists,ÂŽ said Mark Fancher, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of MichiganÂs Racial Justice Project.ÂThere is a presumption that urban schools Â„ particularly those with students of color Â„ are violent places and security demands you have procedures in place that are intended to protect the safety of the stu-dents,ÂŽ Fancher said.But metal detectors, property searches, secu-rity guards and police in schools create conditions similar to those found in prisons, he said.ÂStudents, themselves, internalize these things,ÂŽ Fancher said. ÂIf you create a school that looks like a prison, the people who go there will pretty much decide thatÂs what is expected of them.ÂŽMany urban districts have a greater awareness and sensitivity when it comes to studentsÂ needs, said Kenneth Trump, president of the Cleveland-based National School Safety and Security Services, a K-12 security consulting firm.ÂI think in urban schools, the approach of most of the educators, administrators and security personnel is, ÂWe realize there are issues kids bring to school,ÂÂŽ said Trump, who has been in the school safety field for more than 30 years. ÂThe people will tell you, ÂWe are not in denial ... we acknowledge our problems. We just donÂt have enough resources to deal with it.ÂÂŽSuburban and rural administrators, parents and students often view themselves as different from their big-city coun-terparts, and that may impact how they treat school security, he said.ÂThereÂs very often that divide of ÂThereÂs us and thereÂs them. WeÂre not the urban district. We are the alternative. WeÂre the place people go to get away from the urban district,ÂÂŽ he said. SAFETYFrom Page A1
A6 Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com Gatehouse Media FloridaGAINESVILLE Â„ Firefighters rescued a 34Â„yearÂ„old Gaines-ville woman after the car she was driving went off U.S. 441 into the linger-ing floodwaters of Paynes Prairie Sunday morning.Kathryn Craig was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital with minor injuries, accord-ing to a Florida Highway Patrol media release.She had been driving north on U.S. 441 and failed to move over to the left lane as she approached the prairie Â„ where the outside lanes have been closed for months due to flood-ing after Hurricane Irma.Troopers said the car, a 2007 Toyota Avalon, ran into the orange traffic cones. Craig overcor-rected, and the car sailed off the road to the right and into the water, where it was partially submerged.Alachua County Fire Rescue got the call at 9:16 a.m. The driver was conscious with minor injuries, but could not get out of the car, according to an ACFR media release.Alachua County and Micanopy firefighters made a Âladder bridgeÂŽ to get to the car, the media release said. ÂCrews then extricated the patient by cutting the roof posts and assisting her across the ladder bridge.ÂŽAlachua County re ghters rescue driver from Paynes Prairie watersBy Barbara Ortutay and Anick JesdanunThe Associated PressNEW YORK Â„ Facebook likes can tell a lot about a person. Maybe even enough to fuel a voter-manipulation effort like the one a Trump-affiliated datamining firm stands accused of Â„ and which Facebook may have enabled.The social network is now under fire after The New York Times and The Guardian newspaper reported that former Trump campaign consultant Cambridge Analytica used data inappropriately obtained from roughly 50 million Facebook users to try to influence elections. Among that information were usersÂ likes.Facebook stock plunged 7 percent in trading Monday. The head of the EU parliament has promised an investigation. U.S. con-gressional members and ConnecticutÂs attorney general are seeking testimony or written responses. After two years of failing to disclose the harvesting, Facebook said Monday that it hired an outside firm to audit Cambridge Analytica and its activities.WhatÂs not clear, though, is exactly how effective CambridgeÂs techniques are.Researchers in a 2013 study found that Facebook likes on hobbies, interests and other attri-butes can predict a lot about people, including sexual orientation and political affiliation. Computers analyze the data to look for patterns that might not be obvious, such as curly fries pointing to higher intelligence.Chris Wylie, a Cambridge co-founder who left in 2014, said the firm used such techniques to learn about individuals and create an information cocoon to change their perceptions. In doing so, he said, the firm Âtook fake news to the next level.ÂŽÂThis is based on an idea called Âinformational dominance,Â which is the idea that if you can capture every channel of information around a person and then inject content around them, you can change their perception of whatÂs actually happening,ÂŽ Wylie said Monday on NBCÂs ÂToday.ÂŽLate Friday, Facebook said Cambridge improperly obtained information from 270,000 people who downloaded an app described as a personality test. Those people agreed to share data with the app for research Â„ not for political targeting. And the data included who their Face-book friends were and what they liked Â„ even though those friends hadnÂt downloaded the app or given explicit consent.During the 2016 presidential elections, Cambridge worked both for the primary campaign of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and President Donald TrumpÂs gen-eral-election campaign. TrumpÂs campaign paid Cambridge more than $6 million, according to federal election records, although officials have more recently played down that work.Cambridge was backed by the conserva-tive billionaire Richard Mercer, and at one point employed Stephen Bannon Â„ later TrumpÂs campaign chairman and White House adviser Â„ as a vice president.The type of data mining reportedly used by Cambridge Analytica is fairly common, but is typically used to sell dia-pers and other products. Netflix, for instance, provides individualized recommendations based on how a personÂs view-ing behaviors fit with what other customers watch.But that common technique can take on an ominous cast if itÂs connected to possible elections meddling, said Robert Ricci, a marketing director at Blue Fountain Media.Wylie said Cambridge Analytica aimed to Âexplore mental vulner-abilities of people.ÂŽ He said the firm Âworks on creating a web of disinformation online so people start going down the rabbit hole of clicking on blogs, websites etc. that make them think things are happening that may not be.ÂŽWylie told ÂTodayÂŽ that while political ads are also targeted at specific voters, the Cambridge effort aimed to make sure people wouldnÂt know they were getting messages aimed at influencing their views.The Trump campaign has denied using CambridgeÂs data. The firm itself denies wrongdoing, and says it didnÂt retain any of the data pulled from Facebook and didnÂt use it in its 2016 campaign work.Yet Cambridge boasted of its work after Cruz won the GOP cau-cuses in Iowa in 2016.Cambridge helped differentiate Cruz from his similarly minded Republican rivals by identifying automated red light cameras as an issue of importance to residents upset with government intrusion. Potential voters living near the red light cameras were sent direct messages saying Cruz was against their use.Even on mainstay issues such as gun rights, Cambridge CEO Alexan-der Nix said at the time, the firm used personality types to tailor its messages. For voters who care about tradition, it might push the importance of making sure grandfathers can offer family shooting lessons. For someone identified as introverted, a pitch might describe keeping guns for protection against crime.ItÂs possible that Cam-bridge tapped other data sources, including what CruzÂs campaign app collected. Facebook declined to provide officials for interview and didnÂt immediately respond to requests for information beyond its statements Friday and Monday. Cambridge also didnÂt immediately respond to emailed questions.Facebook makes it easy for advertisers to target users based on nuanced information about them. FacebookÂs mapping of the Âsocial graphÂŽ Â„ essentially the web of peopleÂs real-life connections Â„ is also invaluable for marketers.For example, research-ers can look at peopleÂs clusters of friends and get good insight as to who is important and influential, said Jonathan Albright, research direc-tor at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. People who bridge different friend networks, for example, can have more influence when they post something, making them prime for targeting.How Facebook likes could pro le voters for manipulation Asked if he could initiate changes to the constitution, he answered with a characteristic reti-cence, saying he has no such plans Âyet.ÂŽ He also laughed off a suggestion that he could take a six-year break before moving to reclaim the presidency in 2030.ÂItÂs a bit ridiculous, letÂs do the math. Shall I sit here until I turn 100? No!ÂŽ he said.Alexander Baunov, an analyst with the Carnegie Moscow Center, said it would be good for Putin Âto leave the presi-dential post with a record high result,ÂŽ since this is theoretically his final presidential term.ÂHis final term in this chair ... will be a period of transition of power. ItÂs much easier to enter this transition of power when you have this especially high result,ÂŽ Baunov said.In the last few years, Putin has methodically reshuffled Cabinet members and provincial governors. Some of them, such as Tula Gov. Alexei Dyumin, 45, and Economics Minister Maxim Oreshkin, 35, have been named among potential successors.Skeptics note, however, that the Kremlin might deliberately encourage succession rumors to see how the elites and broader public react, even though Putin might intend to stay on the job.The 65-year-old Russian leader remains in good physical shape, continuing to play ice hockey and engaging in other vigorous outdoor activities, and he could be strong enough to carry on beyond 2024.Chinese leader Xi JinpingÂs action to scrap term limits could offer a tempting example for the Russian leader. Xi was one of the first foreign leaders to congratulate Putin on his victory.Putin observed the two-term limit in 2008, shifting into the prime ministerÂs seat and allowing longtime associate Dmitry Medvedev to serve as a placeholder president for four years. Putin, however, was unhappy with MedvedevÂs performance, particularly his decision to allow the West launch a military action in Libya that led to the ouster and death of its longtime leader, Moammar Gadhafi.After reclaiming the presidency in 2012, Putin focused on reasserting RussiaÂs global clout and acted boldly to defy the West. That policy cul-minated in RussiaÂs 2014 annexation of Crimea and support for a separat-ist insurgency in eastern Ukraine Â„ actions that drew Western sanctions and sparked tensions unseen since Cold War times. RUSSIAFrom Page A1
DailyCommercial.com | Tuesday, March 20, 2018 A7 BUSINESS MARKET WATCHDow 24,610.91 335.60 Nasdaq 7,344.24 137.74 S&P 2,712.92 39.09 Russell 1,570.56 15.49 NYSE 12,651.46 132.93COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,316.80 5.50 Silver 16.255 .053 Platinum 954.40 4.20 Copper 3.0695 .0235 Oil 62.06 0.21MARKET MOVERS Facebook Inc.: Down $12.53 to $172.56 The social media company faced new criticism after reports a data mining rm working for the Trump campaign improperly obtained and then kept data on tens of millions of users. CACI International Inc.: Down $11.85 to $145.60 The defense contractor offered to buy CSRA for $7.2 billion, challenging a deal between CSRA and General Dynamics.By Andrew TaylorThe Associated PressWASHINGTON Capi-tol Hill Democrats have rejected a White House bid to extend protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants in exchange for $25 billion in funding for President Donald Trumps long-sought border wall as Washington talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill hit a critical stage on Monday.Disputes remain over immigration enforcement and a smaller infusion of wall funding, as well as a major rail project that pits Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.Mondays developments were described by congres-sional aides in both parties who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks remain secretive.All sides pressed toward an agreement by Monday night, though aides said it appeared more likely that the measure would be unveiled Tuesday for a House vote Thursday. House and Senate action is needed by midnight Friday to avert another govern-ment shutdown.The bipartisan measure is loaded with political and policy victories for both parties. Republicans and Trump are winning a long-sought budget increase for the Pentagon, while Democrats obtain funding for infrastructure, the opioid crisis and a wide swath of domestic programs.The bill would implement last months budget agree-ment, providing 10 percent increases for the Pentagon and domestic agencies. Coupled with last years tax cuts, it heralds the return of trillion-dollar budget defi-cits as soon as the budget year starting in October.While most of the funding issues in the enormous mea-sure have been sorted out, fights involving a number of policy riders so named because they catch a ride on a difficult-to-stop spending bill continued into the weekend.As is typical, many or most of the policy riders were melting away.For instance, an effort to add a plan to revive federal subsidies to stabilize the individual health insurance market and help the poor cover out-of-pocket costs under President Barack Obamas health law appeared to be failing. A complicated dispute involv-ing abortion was at fault.President Donald Trump told two Republican senators on Saturday that he supports adding proposals to a huge spending bill that would provide billions in federal subsidies to insur-ers to help curb health care premium increases.Democrats reject immigration deal as budget deadline nears
A8 Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com HEALTH PREMATURE BABIESDADSÂ STRESS HIGHERÂFor the rst time, scientists have measured the stress levels of fathers of premature babies during the tense transition between the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and home, and discovered fathers are more stressed than moms,ÂŽ according to a recent study on families by Northwestern Medicine. The study found that Âfathers experienced an increase in their stress levels as measured several times over the next 14 days at home while the mothersÂ stress levels stayed constant.ÂŽ EYE HEALTHVISION TEST APPSVision test apps can be a great resource for health information, but they could miss serious conditions that a comprehensive eye exam would catch. They may be designed to test for near-sightedness or far-sightedness, but they may provide inaccurate information and canÂt adequately evaluate overall eye health, the American Optometric Association warns. TIP OF THE WEEKIMPROVE HEART HEALTHFollow these hearthealthy tips from Pilot Flying J. Â€ Be careful of what you snack on. High-fat and high-sugar snacks are ultimately unhealthy. Â€ Avoid ordering before-the-meal extras. Cocktails, appetizers, even bread and butter are all sources of extra fat, sodium and calories. Â„ Brandpoint TODAYÂS WORKOUTBanded side step will challenge your lower body By JoAnne Viviano More Content NowDavid Evans moved slowly and deliberately down a hallway at the OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital, getting help not just from physical therapists but also from a new robotic device designed to give him the support and assistance needed to take step after step after step. The February session marked just the second time Evans had walked since the November morning he awoke unable to move his legs. But the possibility that he might never again walk on his own hadnÂt even crossed his mind. ÂThey asked me what my goal was when I left here, and I said Âto regain the use of my legs.Â So itÂs gonna happen,ÂŽ Evans said as he sat in a wheelchair after the exoskeleton was removed. ÂThis machine has helped me.ÂŽ Evans had taken more than 300 steps with the help of the Ekso Bionics EksoGT, an intuitive, robotic exoskeleton that senses where users need assistance to move their legs. Therapists say the device will allow patients to improve more quickly after spinal cord injuries or stroke. ÂIt was great for me. It gave me a different sensation from what IÂve been through thus far, and itÂs given me the added confidence that I can get the strength back in my legs,ÂŽ said Evans, a 60-year-old whose paralysis was caused by a benign mass on his spine. The device features leg braces and a thick back harness held on by a wide Velcro strap. Four motors Â„ two in the hips and two in the knees Â„ power the robot, and dozens of sensors determine each patientÂs unique capabilities. ÂIt adapts to what the patientÂs doing performance-wise, and it only provides the assistance where the patient needs it,ÂŽ said Erin Rogers, a physical therapist who leads the EksoGT team at OhioHealth. ÂItÂs amazing. It excites me every time.ÂŽ It typically requires four healthcare workers to support and move a patient regaining the ability to walk, Rogers said, and therapistsÂ physical fatigue would limit the amount of steps a patient could take. With the robot, just one or two therapists are needed to help a patient, allowing the patient to cover far more ground per session. The exoskeleton also more effectively coaches patients to walk with a normal pattern, preventing them from compensating for weaknesses and falling into bad habits, Evans said. A hand-held controller gives therapists feedback on how much work patients are doing on their own, with data collected by Ekso Bionics to help guide treatment plans. Over the past three years, thereÂs been an explosion in the interest of exoskeletons, said Tom Looby, president and chief executive of the Richmond, California-based Ekso Bionics. He said the company is focused on getting the robots into rehabilitation clinics. So far, there are about 225 deployed across the United States and Europe. Once that is accomplished, the company hopes to deploy robots of varying support levels into homes and the community. That would involve making devices that are safer to use on varied walking surfaces, without a therapistÂs help, and making them more affordable. The current list price of the EksoGT is about $160,000. Affording more people the ability to walk reduces the number of patients who must return to clinics and avoids complications of prolonged wheelchair use, such as bowel and bladder problems, pressure sores, a loss of bone density and depression, Looby said. The robot also allows patients to get out of bed sooner and more safely and increases their endurance, distance covered and motor function. ÂWalking is very important,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe take it for granted, but it really is the core for how patients with spinal cord injuries and stroke improve.ÂŽ Some patients struggle with anxiety over being strapped into the device or needing a robot to be able to walk, Rogers said. And its use is limited to patients who can communicate with therapists. But more often than not, patients remark on how the exoskeleton allows them to do so much more than traditional therapy and gives them a sense of normalcy, Rogers said. ÂIt can be motivational,ÂŽ she said. ÂWhen we put them in Ekso, they all of a sudden have a little more hope.ÂŽHigh-tech humansRobotic exoskeleton helps patients learn to walk againPatient David Evans with therapy manager Erin Rogers, right, and physical therapist Megan Strasser as he undergoes a rehabilitation session using a robotic exoskeleton at Ohio Rehabilitation Hospital in Columbus. Dave had a tumor removed from his spine, and the exoskeleton is helping in his effort to walk again. [ERIC ALBRECHT/DISPATCH] By Marlo Alleva More Content NowWhether you celebrate St. PatrickÂs Day or not, you can always practice your best leprechaun moves this month. When I think of leprechauns, I envision small, happy individuals, with lots of energy, and I make that connection with todayÂs exercise. TodayÂs move is a banded side step. You will be working your lower body and focus will be on your inner and outer thighs. You will need a flat surface and either a yoga band or a resistance band for this exercise. Begin this move by tying your resistance band around your legs just above your knee area. Make the tension somewhat tight with a small amount of give, as you will be stepping side to side. Once your band is in position, you are ready to move. Start by standing tall, keeping your chest up, engage your core and bend slightly in the knees. This is where you Âthink like a leprechaun.ÂŽ Once youÂre in position, began to step out to the side with your right foot, followed by your left foot, keeping the resistant band taut. Continue going in one direction for at least four steps. As you complete a full set on one side, repeat in the opposite direction. You may find yourself tiring quickly. If you find you cannot complete a full set, loosen your band slightly, or, if you need more resistance, tighten the band. Give yourself equal amounts of side steps for at least three sets, taking a small breather between each set. This move can be performed alone or added into any lower body routine. ItÂs great for all levels of fitness, and can even be performed without the resistance band. So throw on your best green attire, smile and side step like a leprechaun. Marlo Alleva, an instructor at GoldÂs Gym and group fitness coordinator at Fontaine-Gills YMCA in Lakeland, Florida, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.Marlo Alleva does banded side steps. [SCOTT WHEELER/ THE LEDGER] Â€ In the US, about 17,700 people experience a spinal cord injury each year. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of this injury, closely followed by falls. Â€ The majority (78 percent) of new SCI patients are male. Â€ The EksoGT is available in over 200 clinical centers worldwide and more than 86 million steps have been taken by spinal cord injury and stroke patients using the device.Source: National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, Ekso Bionics Enroll in the WISE studyIf you have a spinal cord injury, you may be eligible for the Walking Improvements for SCI (spinal cord injury) with Exoskeletons study. The randomized, multi-center clinical trial will evaluate improvement in independent gait speeds of SCI patients undergoing rehabilitation with the EksoGT compared to both conventional therapy and usual care control groups. The study, which will be conducted in up to 10 centers, seeks 160 community-dwelling people with chronic incomplete SCI (injury level C1-T10). More information can be found at: https:// clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02943915
DailyCommercial.com | Tuesday, March 20, 2018 A9HAVE 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: email@example.com Fax: 352-365-1951 When FloridaÂs school superintendents last week called on Gov. Rick Scott to call the Legislature back in session to increase education funding, it was not because they are looking to create a lot of new programs or build a bunch of new schools. No, the superintendents merely want lawmakers to provide enough funding to cover the actual cost of everyday operations and, maybe, a small raise for teachers. Of course, Scott rejected the request and legislative leaders scoffed, essentially scolding the superintendents by noting that in the 2018-19 budget just passed last weekend per-pupil funding rose a whopping $101.50 and boasting of a ÂrecordÂŽ K-12 budget. But the new increase in funding does nothing to help school districts cover rising costs of everything from health insurance to utility costs to technology. Most of the additional money Â„ all but 47 cents, according to analysts Â„ is earmarked specifically targeted for specific purposes, largely school safety. This sort of fiscal shell game being played by the Legislature is nothing new. While lawmakers year after year pat themselves on the back for record funding, the fact is Florida education funding, when adjusted for inflation, is below what it was in 2007. We know the leadership in Tallahassee loves to hand out tax cuts and special breaks, but education is supposed to be Âa paramount dutyÂŽ of the Legislature and, when adjusted for inflation, schools are simply not getting us much funding as they did a decade ago. Moreover, the share of funding coming from the state continues to decline. While Florida next year will provide $7,408 in funding per student, the national average is well over $10,000. We do not subscribe to the notion that more money instantly translates into success in the classroom, but FloridaÂs school buildings are in disrepair, its bus fleets are aging, its teachers are underpaid, too many textbooks are a generation old and there is not enough technology for use as part of the education process. Adding insult to injury, the Legislature not only determines how much state money local schools district will receive, they also set the local millage rate. So even if local school boards wanted to increase their revenues and take the political heat for higher taxes, they canÂt. At some point, the governor and our legislators need to realize there is a reason for all the wailing from the business sector about a lack of skilled and adequately prepared workers coming out of our schools. That reason is schools simply do not have enough resources to provide all the education 21st century students need. When Scott first proposed his budget, he suggested a $152-per-student funding increase Â„ and that was before Parkland could have been imagined. Now, it is set at $101 Â„ just two-thirds the governorÂs proposal Â„ and better school security is a new cost being thrust on the schools. Scott surely based his $152 figure on reasoned information and data. So why would he settle for two-thirds as much, especially after the Parkland tragedy? It would seem neither the governor nor our lawmakers see education as Âa paramount duty,ÂŽ and that is harmful to our state.OUR OPINIONNeglecting a Âparamount dutyÂ ANOTHER OPINION Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who oversees a whole lot of parkland around the nation, recently did the right thing by listening to some Native American leaders about how a Trump administration proposal might damage one of the most sacred cultural sites in the U.S. Zinke postponed the sale of gas and oil leases in Chaco Canyon, the onetime historic seat of the Pueblos in northwest New Mexico. The operative word here is Âpostponed,ÂŽ not Âcanceled,ÂŽ which it should have been after tribal officials explained why. The proposal, covering 25 parcels over 4,454 acres, will come up again later in the month. If Zinke pays attention, he will slam the door on the impression that his bossÂ stance on conservation is entirely opposite to that GOP icon President Theodore Roosevelt. It was RooseveltÂs protection under the Antiquities Act against development at Chaco that originally drove the national conservation movement. Zinke reigns over the National Park Service. Some of the region is controlled by the Bureau of Land Management in the Agriculture Department, which is not involved in the attempts to auction the leases near Chaco Cultural National Historical Park. The entire area is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The whole thing is part of a Trump plan to open a significant number of Western protected sites that have been important in tempering commercial development to preserve national treasures. Now that you have a minor view of whatÂs being planned, I can tell you firsthand that itÂs not just a minor assessment of the potential loss. What is at stake here is a chance to walk back in time as in few other places. WhatÂs up this morning, I asked her on one of our many jaunts around New Mexico, a place we both found fascinating and exciting in its variety. We were in Gallup and the morning was bright and just crisp enough for a light jacket. It would get hotter. She said she wanted to see Chaco Canyon. Not an easy trip, I replied. That she understood, she said, but there is an interesting way that may be a bit rugged but doable Â…Â… that is, if you pay attention to me. Yeah, I retorted. HowÂs that? Water, gas, snacks, she said. So, off we went. After passing the third gas station/convenience store, she slammed her foot on the floor angrily and, stared at me and said donÂt pass another. OK, OK, I said, adding they surely had water and gas and candy. Then I saw the turnoff. It was a one-lane, dirt that looked quite passable despite the large sign warning one to travel at his own risk. I glanced at the gas. It was not full but enough certainly to travel 20 miles or so. I turned off and ignored the outpouring of frustration. You should throw away all that New York Times ÂhereÂs how to prepare,ÂŽ I said snarkily. Everything was all right. For the first half-mile, that is. Then there was red dust everywhere and we were traveling in a 16th century Spanish cart being pulled by two oxen, bumping along at the outrages speed of 5 to 10 mph, dodging boulders, and holes and cattle guards. IÂm thirsty, she said, pulling herself back on the seat after one precipitous trip down a hole and back up, sort of like a bucking bronco. Quicker than I could say Âbitch,ÂŽ we both laughed. Finally, we persevered. There it was: one of our oldest relics, but one that is probably more important than most where the Pueblos built big houses and ceremonial kivas in their perfect roundness and watched the stars from astronomical viewing sites. These people were as creative as anyone and their artistic understanding coupled with their ingenuity was remarkable. Were the sore back and butt we both experienced afterward worth it? You bet, even without water, candy, and gas. The main road didnÂt take long to satisfy our needs. But the high adventure was that prehistoric road and knowing who had traveled it before us over the years. Sometime before we decided to visit it, I had casually bought a decent original painting of the place done by a noted regional artist from a Santa Fe art studio. Its title was, ÂWho Could Have Built This.ÂŽ Indeed! We should be careful here. Dan Thomasson is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service and a former vice president of Scripps Howard Newspapers. Readers may send him email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.ANOTHER OPINIONLand of beauty threatened by oil and gas leasesThe Department of Housing and Urban Development has two key missions: promoting housing opportunities and ending discrimination that undermines those opportunities. And these goals have withstood the test of time as core principles through Republican and Democratic administrations alike. With that history, it makes no sense that HUD Secretary Ben Carson is considering replacing explicit anti-discrimination language in HUDÂs mission statement with only a vague reference to fairness. ItÂs like a police department promising to serve but not protect. Both are needed. The revised mission statement, still in draft form, would strike the powerful words to Âbuild inclusive communities free from discriminationÂŽ in favor of the weaker phrase Âto ensure Americans have access to fair, affordable housing and opportunities to achieve self-sufficiency, thereby strengthening our communities and nation.ÂŽ The message many civil rights and housing groups are drawing is that HUD will step away from its role of opposing bias. In a memo to employees, Carson promised to enforce fair housing laws even though the proposed mission statement doesnÂt say that directly. A memo is nice, but the mission statement is more than symbolic. Mission statements matter because they signal priorities inside and outside of an organization, tell the world what the organization will and wonÂt do, and affect budget resources. If enforcement isnÂt a stated goal, then it will fall down the priority list, without the dollars needed to fight abuses. Other administrations havenÂt had a problem with keeping anti-discrimination language front and center, and neither should this administration. In 2003, George W. BushÂs HUD crafted a sweeping mission statement that promised support for the homeless, the elderly, people with disabilities or AIDS, and increased minority homeownership. But it reaffirmed a promise to enforce the nationÂs fair housing laws, too. Likewise, in 2010, the Obama administration called for protecting consumers, improving the quality of life and building Âinclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.ÂŽ It is distressing that Carson and President Donald Trump, who was once sued for discriminating against minorities attempting to rent apartments in his familyÂs New York City buildings, would be so tone deaf. HUD was a response to a disgusting national history of credit bias, redlining, restrictive covenants and other forms of discrimination that perpetuated racially segregated neighborhoods and diminished economic opportunities. While progress has been made since the 1960s, housing bias exists in subtle forms that damage the dreams of those who have a right to expect equal treatment under the law. Carson, however, continues to send conflicting signals. The department has tried to back away from existing programs to challenge exclusionary zoning rules and Carson has dismissed federal efforts to desegregate neighborhoods as Âsocial engineering.ÂŽ His solution: specialized centers to promote self-sufficiency, train people in character, leadership, educational advancement and economic empowerment. Empowering people to succeed is important, but it is not a substitute for a vigorous and unambiguous commitment to enforce housing laws. The department needs to craft a clear and concise mission statement to restore anti-discrimination language and back up its promise with resources. A housing watchdog that doesnÂt bark or bite isnÂt a watchdog. From Tribune News Service.ANOTHER OPINIONHUDÂs proposed mission statement falls short OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 email@example.com Dan Thomasson
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DailyCommercial.com | Tuesday, March 20, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 firstname.lastname@example.orgBy Doug FeinbergThe Associated PressNEW YORK Â„ Carly Fabbri grew up dreaming of wearing a Quinnipiac uniform and playing for her mom. SheÂs left her mark for the Bobcats, going 113-25 in her four years at the school where her mother, Tricia, has coached since 1995. While they arenÂt the first mother/daughter combo in womenÂs basketball, they have been able to build a program into a consistent NCAA Tournament team and thatÂs something they will always share.ÂItÂs been a lot of fun. IÂve watched her my entire life coach. Just being able to have the opportunity to play for her has been awesome,ÂŽ Carly Fabbri said. ÂObviously, weÂve won a lot and thatÂs been incredible. These past two seasons especially, being able to get to the NCAA Tournament, making that historic run last year. ÂObviously, trying to make some more magic happen this year. SheÂs a really hard worker. ItÂs great to see success and being able to be part of it is really special, so again, just trying to make more magic happen this year, but itÂs been a really fun ride.ÂŽThe Bobcats could be done for the season Monday night unless they shock womenÂs basketball and beat top-seeded UConn. Coach Fabbri will always cher-ish the past four years.ÂItÂs so special and itÂs so spe-cial to do this with her because of where the program is and how much it means to her,ÂŽ she said. ÂSheÂs been just as invested as the head coach. ThatÂs pretty special to say.ÂŽThis yearÂs womenÂs tournament had a lot of familial bonds. There were 11 pairs of sisters in the tournament when it started. That has been whittled down over the opening weekend.University of Buffalo twins Katherine and Liisa Ups came to the upstate school from Austra-lia. Having each other to lean on nearly 10,000 miles from home has made it a lot easier for the seniors, who play against Flor-ida State on Monday.WomenÂs NCAA eld is a family a airAt left, in a Feb. 5, 2017, photo, Missouri forward Bri Porter (4) attempts an uncontested shot during the second half against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss. At right, in a March 19, 2017, photo, Missouri forward Cierra Porter goes up for a shot during the Â“ rst half against Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] Former Eustis standout among nationÂs hitting leadersBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley @dailycommercial.comKerry Carpenter has always excelled at hitting a baseball.CarpenterÂs ability to hit for average and power at Eustis helped him earn a scholarship to St. Johns River State College in Pal-atka, where he has developed into one of the top hitters in the country.A sophomore with the Vikings, Carpenter boasts a .487 batting average with nine homers and 38 RBIs in 29 games. He is among the nationÂs leaders in all three categories Â„ 10th in homers, 14th in RBIs and 15th in batting average.Carpenter had a six RBI game against Abraham Baldwin on Jan. 26 and hit two homers with five RBIs THE NEXT LEVELCarpenter tearing up state c ollege pitching By Doug FergusonThe Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas Â„ Rory McIlroy had his first Arnold Palmer moment before the tournament even started. He had just finished his pro-am round at Bay Hill and was about to walk out of the tunnel leading from the 18th green when a man asked him for a picture. McIlroy obliged, because he usually does. But this was different. The man handed him a black bolero hat and told McIlroy it was from his squadron when he served in Vietnam. He didnÂt want a selfie with McIlroy. He wanted a picture of McIlroy wearing the hat that meant so much to him. The hat looked awkward on him with golfing attire, but McIlroy didnÂt mind. ItÂs all about giving the fans what they want. Then the 28-year-old from Northern Ireland gave them something even better with what McIlroy described as a Âperfect round of golf,ÂŽ certainly the closing stretch. He birdied five of the last six holes, capping it off with a 25-foot putt on the 18th hole to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational. That ended his longest drought without a victory in eight years, and it cast him in a new light with the Masters approaching. McIlroy had fallen to No. 13 in the world when he missed the cut the previous week at the Valspar Championship, his second missed cut in four PGA Tour events this year. He had not been that low in the ranking since April 25, 2010. ItÂs not that he was forgotten; rather, attention was shifting to so many others that it was easy to feel overlooked. All it took was one victory for the conversation to include his bid for a green jacket to complete the career Grand Slam. ÂItÂs huge for my confidence going into the next few weeks,ÂŽ McIlroy said. ÂI kept saying I didnÂt need a win going into Augusta to feel like I had a chance. I just wanted to see signs of good golf. And thankfully, IÂve been able to get both.ÂŽ Just donÂt get the idea his confidence was lagging. McIlroy always says that when heÂs playing well, itÂs hard to remember ever playing poorly. And when heÂs playing poorly, itÂs hard to remember what it Winning makes McIlroy as good as he already wasNCAA Sweet 16 has unexpected eld a er favorites oustedBy Aaron BeardAP Basketball WriterCHARLOTTE, N.C. Â„ After little went according to plan in the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament, the bracket has a wildly differ-ent look for the Sweet 16 than many expected.Out: Two 1-seeds (Vir-ginia and Xavier) and a pair of 2-seeds (North Carolina and Cincinnati). In: Two No. 11 seeds (Syracuse and Loyola-Chicago).There are only seven of the top 16 seeds still alive for the regional rounds.The Cavaliers' historic loss to 16-seed UMBC took out the top overall seed and thrust Villanova into the role of favorite, while preseason No. 1 Duke was dominant in its two tournament wins.Despite all the bracket tur-moil, the power conferences managed to get 12 teams into the Sweet 16, with four coming from both the Atlan-tic Coast Conference and the Big 12. Here's a look at the updated Final Four paths for the top remaining seeds: EASTThis is the region that came closest to following the script.Four of the top five seeds survived: No. 1 Villanova, No. 2 Purdue, No. 3 Texas Tech and No. 5 West Virginia. And the Wildcats (32-4) will have the shortest Road to the Final Four Florida State guards PJ Savoy (5) and Terance Mann (14) are congratulated by fans after defeating Xavier in a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday. [MARK HUMPHREY/AP] Rodriguez Wiseman Kerry Carpenter slides into third base ahead of a tag against South Sumter in a 2016 game. Carpenter is batting .486 for St. Johns River State College in Palatka. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] See NCAA, B3See COLUMN, B2 See BASEBALL, B3
B2 Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: email@example.com Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next dayÂs edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVSPORTS ON TV COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN Â„ NIT Tournament, Â“ rst quarterÂ“ nal, Penn St. at Marquette 9 p.m. ESPN Â„ NIT Tournament, second quarterÂ“ nal, Mississippi St. at Louisville MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB Â„ Toronto vs. Philadelphia, at Clearwater, Fla. 4 p.m. MLB Â„ Texas vs. Chicago White Sox, at Glendale, Ariz. NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT Â„ Oklahoma City at Boston 10:30 p.m. TNT Â„ Houston at Portland NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Â„ Philadelphia at Detroit NCAA MENÂS TOURNEY SUNDAYÂS SECOND-ROUND BOX SCORES PURDUE 76, BUTLER 73BUTLER (21-14) Wideman 3-4 1-1 7, Martin 9-18 8-8 29, A.Thompson 1-1 0-0 2, Baldwin 5-16 3-3 14, McDermott 4-4 0-0 9, Fowler 1-2 0-0 2, Jorgensen 3-8 1-2 8, Baddley 1-1 0-0 2, David 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-55 13-14 73. PURDUE (30-6) V.Edwards 6-8 6-6 20, Haarms 1-3 5-8 7, Mathias 4-8 0-0 11, C.Edwards 4-17 2-2 13, P.Thompson 6-9 0-1 14, Eifert 1-1 0-1 2, Taylor 1-2 0-0 2, Eastern 1-1 0-0 2, Cline 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 26-52 13-18 76. HalftimeÂ„Purdue 40-36. 3-Point GoalsÂ„Butler 6-20 (Martin 3-10, McDermott 1-1, Jorgensen 1-4, Baldwin 1-4, David 0-1), Purdue 11-24 (Mathias 3-6, C.Edwards 3-10, V.Edwards 2-2, P.Thompson 2-5, Cline 1-1). Fouled OutÂ„None. ReboundsÂ„Butler 24 (Fowler, Martin 5), Purdue 24 (Haarms 6). AssistsÂ„ Butler 12 (A.Thompson 4), Purdue 12 (Mathias 4). Total FoulsÂ„Butler 20, Purdue 15.SYRACUSE 55, MICHIGAN ST. 53SYRACUSE (23-13) Dolezaj 2-5 2-2 6, Brissett 4-10 6-8 15, Chukwu 0-1 1-2 1, Howard 5-10 3-3 13, Battle 4-15 9-10 17, Sidibe 0-0 2-4 2, Moyer 0-1 1-2 1, Bayer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-42 24-31 55. MICHIGAN ST. (30-5) Ward 4-5 2-2 10, Jackson 0-4 2-2 2, Winston 4-12 4-4 15, Langford 1-12 0-0 3, Bridges 4-18 0-2 11, Carter 1-2 0-1 2, Goins 0-1 0-0 0, Tillman 2-5 1-3 5, Nairn 0-0 0-0 0, McQuaid 1-7 2-2 5. Totals 17-66 11-16 53. HalftimeÂ„Michigan St. 25-22. 3-Point GoalsÂ„ Syracuse 1-8 (Brissett 1-4, Howard 0-1, Battle 0-3), Michigan St. 8-37 (Winston 3-11, Bridges 3-12, Langford 1-7, McQuaid 1-7). Fouled OutÂ„Tillman, Howard. ReboundsÂ„Syracuse 24 (Brissett 9), Michigan St. 44 (Tillman 12). AssistsÂ„Syracuse 3 (Battle 2), Michigan St. 11 (Winston 6). Total FoulsÂ„ Syracuse 20, Michigan St. 22.TEXAS A&M 86, NORTH CAROLINA 65TEXAS A&M (22-12) R.Williams 3-3 2-2 8, Hogg 5-11 1-2 14, Davis 7-9 4-7 18, Gilder 5-11 0-0 12, Starks 7-15 5-8 21, Jasey 0-0 0-0 0, Trocha-Morelos 2-6 2-2 7, Chandler 1-2 0-0 3, Collins 0-1 0-0 0, Flagg 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 31-60 14-21 86. NORTH CAROLINA (26-11) Maye 6-16 0-0 13, Pinson 2-7 0-0 4, Johnson 3-11 0-0 7, K.Williams 2-8 0-0 5, Berry 7-17 5-5 21, Miller 0-0 0-0 0, Manley 2-4 1-1 5, Rohlman 0-0 0-0 0, Brooks 1-6 1-1 3, Rush 0-2 0-0 0, Huffman 1-1 0-0 2, Ma 0-0 0-0 0, Platek 1-1 0-0 3, Robinson 0-2 0-0 0, Woods 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 26-78 7-7 65. HalftimeÂ„Texas A&M 42-28. 3-Point GoalsÂ„Texas A&M 10-24 (Hogg 3-7, Gilder 2-3, Starks 2-6, Chandler 1-1, Flagg 1-2, Trocha-Morelos 1-4, Collins 0-1), North Carolina 6-31 (Berry 2-10, Platek 1-1, Maye 1-4, K.Williams 1-5, Johnson 1-7, Robinson 0-1, Woods 0-1, Pinson 0-2). Fouled OutÂ„None. ReboundsÂ„Texas A&M 47 (R.Williams 13), North Carolina 36 (Maye 11). AssistsÂ„Texas A&M 17 (Starks 5), North Carolina 17 (Pinson 12). Total FoulsÂ„Texas A&M 13, North Carolina 20.NEVADA 75, CINCINNATI 73NEVADA (29-7) Co.Martin 10-20 4-4 25, Ca.Martin 4-12 0-1 10, Cooke 0-1 0-1 0, Stephens 5-9 0-0 13, Caroline 5-11 3-6 13, Foster 0-0 0-0 0, Hall 6-8 2-4 14. Totals 30-61 9-16 75. CINCINNATI (31-5) Clark 5-6 1-2 11, Washington 5-9 0-0 10, Cumberland 5-17 4-4 17, Jenifer 1-5 1-2 4, Evans 7-19 5-6 19, Scott 2-2 0-0 4, Nsoseme 0-0 0-0 0, Moore 1-2 0-0 3, Broome 1-6 3-3 5. Totals 27-66 14-17 73. HalftimeÂ„Cincinnati 44-32. 3-Point GoalsÂ„Nevada 6-18 (Stephens 3-7, Ca.Martin 2-7, Co.Martin 1-1, Caroline 0-3), Cincinnati 5-17 (Cumberland 3-9, Moore 1-2, Jenifer 1-3, Broome 0-1, Evans 0-2). Fouled OutÂ„Cumberland. ReboundsÂ„Nevada 29 (Caroline 7), Cincinnati 44 (Washington 11). AssistsÂ„Nevada 13 (Co.Martin 6), Cincinnati 13 (Cumberland, Clark 3). Total FoulsÂ„Nevada 15, Cincinnati 16. TechnicalsÂ„Co.Martin, Nevada coach Eric Musselman.CLEMSON 84, AUBURN 53CLEMSON (25-9) Thomas 7-10 4-7 18, Simms 1-2 0-0 3, Reed 6-17 4-5 16, S.Mitchell 2-6 5-7 10, DeVoe 8-13 0-0 22, William 1-1 1-2 3, Skara 2-2 2-2 6, Donnal 0-3 0-0 0, Trapp 0-1 0-0 0, Fields 0-0 0-0 0, S.Spencer 0-1 0-0 0, Oliver 2-5 0-0 6, Davis 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-61 16-23 84. AUBURN (26-8) Murray 0-6 0-0 0, H.Spencer 3-6 4-4 10, Brown 4-13 1-1 12, Heron 3-10 5-6 12, Harper 2-12 0-0 5, Okeke 2-9 2-4 7, Blackstock 0-0 0-0 0, Keim 0-0 0-0 0, D.Mitchell 1-5 0-0 2, Macoy 0-0 0-0 0, Dunbar 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 17-66 12-15 53. HalftimeÂ„Clemson 43-19. 3-Point GoalsÂ„Clemson 10-26 (DeVoe 6-9, Oliver 2-5, Simms 1-1, S.Mitchell 1-3, Trapp 0-1, S.Spencer 0-1, Donnal 0-2, Reed 0-4), Auburn 7-32 (Brown 3-9, Heron 1-2, Dunbar 1-4, Okeke 1-6, Harper 1-6, D.Mitchell 0-2, Murray 0-3). Fouled OutÂ„Heron. ReboundsÂ„Clemson 46 (Thomas 11), Auburn 27 (H.Spencer 9). AssistsÂ„ Clemson 19 (S.Mitchell 6), Auburn 9 (Okeke 3). Total FoulsÂ„Clemson 16, Auburn 19.KANSAS ST. 50, UMBC 43UMBC (25-11) Akin 1-1 1-4 3, Lyles 4-15 3-6 12, Sherburne 0-9 0-1 0, Maura 3-7 2-3 10, Lamar 2-8 0-0 5, Portmann 0-0 0-0 0, Horvath 0-0 0-0 0, Curran 2-3 0-0 5, Gerrity 0-0 0-0 0, Rogers 1-1 0-0 2, Rosario 0-1 0-0 0, Jabbie 0-0 0-0 0, Grant 1-3 3-4 6. Totals 14-48 9-18 43. KANSAS ST. (24-11) Sneed 4-9 0-0 8, Mawien 4-7 3-4 11, Diarra 2-5 0-4 5, Stokes 2-6 0-0 4, Brown 5-13 8-8 18, Stockard 0-0 0-0 0, Love 0-0 0-0 0, McGuirl 0-2 2-2 2, Wainright 1-2 0-0 2, Schoen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-44 13-18 50. HalftimeÂ„Kansas St. 25-20. 3-Point GoalsÂ„UMBC 6-22 (Maura 2-3, Curran 1-2, Grant 1-3, Lamar 1-5, Lyles 1-5, Sherburne 0-4), Kansas St. 1-12 (Diarra 1-2, Wainright 0-1, Brown 0-1, McGuirl 0-2, Stokes 0-3, Sneed 0-3). Fouled OutÂ„Grant. ReboundsÂ„ UMBC 28 (Lamar, Lyles 6), Kansas St. 33 (Diarra, Sneed, Mawien 7). AssistsÂ„UMBC 6 (Lyles 4), Kansas St. 4 (Stokes, Sneed 2). Total FoulsÂ„UMBC 17, Kansas St. 17.FLORIDA ST. 75, XAVIER 70FLORIDA ST. (22-11) Cofer 3-8 3-3 10, Allen 0-0 0-0 0, Koumadje 0-1 2-2 2, Angola 5-12 2-2 15, C.Walker 0-3 2-2 2, Kabengele 3-5 3-4 9, Obiagu 1-1 0-0 2, S avoy 3-6 2-2 11, Forrest 5-8 4-5 14, Mann 4-5 1-2 10, M.Walker 0-6 0-0 0. Totals 24-55 19-22 75. XAVIER (29-6) Marshall 0-1 0-0 0, Kanter 6-10 3-4 15, Goodin 2-5 2-2 6, Bluiett 2-8 3-4 8, Macura 6-8 3-6 17, Gates 2-5 1-2 6, OÂMara 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 2-3 3-6 7, Scruggs 3-9 4-6 11. Totals 23-49 19-30 70. HalftimeÂ„Xavier 34-32. 3-Point GoalsÂ„Florida St. 8-23 (S avoy 3-5, Angola 3-7, Mann 1-1, Cofer 1-5, C.Walker 0-1, M.Walker 0-4), Xavier 5-13 (Macura 2-3, Scruggs 1-2, Bluiett 1-3, Gates 1-3, Marshall 0-1, Kanter 0-1). Fouled OutÂ„Macura. ReboundsÂ„ Florida St. 30 (Angola 6), Xavier 30 (Kanter 6). AssistsÂ„Florida St. 7 (Angola, Forrest 3), Xavier 11 (Goodin, Macura, Scruggs 2). Total FoulsÂ„Florida St. 23, Xavier 22.WEST VIRGINIA 94, MARSHALL 71MARSHALL (25-11) Williams 1-1 0-0 3, Penava 7-9 2-3 18, Burks 3-15 4-4 12, J.Elmore 4-12 4-4 15, J.West 0-3 2-4 2, George 3-5 0-0 7, Koljanin 1-2 0-0 2, Thieneman 0-0 2-4 2, Mijovic 0-1 1-2 1, Watson 1-4 0-0 3, O.Elmore 1-2 0-0 3, Bledsoe 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 22-56 15-21 71. WEST VIRGINIA (26-10) Harris 0-0 0-0 0, Ahmad 3-7 4-4 10, Konate 3-10 2-2 8, Carter 10-18 3-3 28, Miles 3-8 0-0 9, L.West 6-10 3-4 18, Allen 4-7 0-0 8, Routt 0-0 0-0 0, Bender 1-1 0-0 2, Harler 0-0 0-0 0, Bolden 3-5 4-5 11. Totals 33-66 16-18 94. HalftimeÂ„West Virginia 42-25. 3-Point GoalsÂ„ Marshall 12-26 (J.Elmore 3-9, Penava 2-2, Burks 2-6, Watson 1-1, Williams 1-1, O.Elmore 1-2, George 1-2, Bledsoe 1-2, J.West 0-1), West Virginia 12-25 (Carter 5-7, L.West 3-7, Miles 3-7, Bolden 1-2, Allen 0-1, Ahmad 0-1). Fouled OutÂ„None. ReboundsÂ„ Marshall 23 (Penava 6), West Virginia 38 (L.West 9). AssistsÂ„Marshall 18 (Penava 6), West Virginia 19 (Ahmad 7). Total FoulsÂ„Marshall 16, West Virginia 22. TechnicalsÂ„O.Elmore, Konate. NBA LATE SUNDAY THUNDER 132, RAPTORS 125OKLAHOMA CITY (132) George 6-14 10-12 22, Anthony 6-10 0-0 15, Adams 10-13 5-9 25, Westbrook 15-22 6-8 37, Brewer 4-8 0-0 10, Huestis 0-4 0-0 0, Grant 3-5 3-5 9, Patterson 1-4 0-0 3, Felton 2-6 0-0 5, Ferguson 0-0 0-0 0, Abrines 2-2 0-0 6. Totals 49-88 24-34 132. TORONTO (125) Anunoby 2-2 0-2 5, Ibaka 2-11 2-2 7, Valanciunas 5-7 0-0 10, Lowry 7-10 3-3 22, DeRozan 8-18 5-7 24, Powell 2-4 1-1 6, Miles 5-12 2-3 15, Siakam 5-5 0-0 10, Nogueira 2-2 1-1 5, Poeltl 2-2 2-2 6, Wright 6-8 2-2 15. Totals 46-81 18-23 125.OKLAHOMA CITY 40 26 31 35 Â„ 132 TORONTO 34 30 34 27 Â„ 1253-Point GoalsÂ„Oklahoma City 10-21 (Anthony 3-4, Abrines 2-2, Brewer 2-4, Westbrook 1-1, Patterson 1-2, Felton 1-3, Huestis 0-1, Grant 0-1, George 0-3), Toronto 15-30 (Lowry 5-7, DeRozan 3-6, Miles 3-9, Anunoby 1-1, Powell 1-2, Wright 1-2, Ibaka 1-3). Fouled OutÂ„Lowry. ReboundsÂ„Oklahoma City 39 (Westbrook 13), Toronto 31 (Ibaka 6). AssistsÂ„ Oklahoma City 27 (Westbrook 14), Toronto 31 (Lowry 10). Total FoulsÂ„Oklahoma City 24, Toronto 25. TechnicalsÂ„Anthony, Toronto coach Raptors (Defensive three second), DeRozan 2, Ibaka, Toronto coach Dwane Casey. EjectedÂ„DeRozan, Ibaka. AÂ„19,800 (19,800).PELICANS 108, CELTICS 89BOSTON (89) Morris 5-14 5-7 17, Horford 3-11 0-0 6, Baynes 0-2 0-0 0, Rozier 6-16 0-0 13, Tatum 9-14 3-5 23, Nader 2-5 2-8 8, Ojeleye 1-3 0-0 3, Yabusele 1-2 0-0 2, Monroe 6-13 0-0 12, Allen 0-0 0-0 0, Larkin 2-7 0-0 5, Bird 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-87 10-20 89. NEW ORLEANS (108) Moore 4-9 0-0 11, Davis 14-24 6-8 34, Okafor 4-4 0-0 8, Rondo 2-5 0-0 4, Holiday 2-5 3-3 7, Miller 1-1 0-0 3, Hill 0-0 0-0 0, Mirotic 4-12 7-9 16, Diallo 7-9 3-4 17, Drew II 0-3 0-0 0, Liggins 0-1 0-0 0, Clark 3-9 1-1 8, Cooke 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 41-82 20-25 108.BOSTON 28 21 27 13 Â„ 89 NEW ORLEANS 20 27 35 26 Â„ 1083-Point GoalsÂ„Boston 9-26 (Tatum 2-3, Nader 2-3, Morris 2-4, Ojeleye 1-2, Larkin 1-5, Rozier 1-6, Horford 0-3), New Orleans 6-18 (Moore 3-5, Miller 1-1, Clark 1-3, Mirotic 1-5, Holiday 0-1, Davis 0-3). Fouled OutÂ„None. ReboundsÂ„Boston 44 (Rozier 7), New Orleans 44 (Davis 11). AssistsÂ„Boston 17 (Rozier 5), New Orleans 33 (Rondo 11). Total FoulsÂ„Boston 21, New Orleans 13. TechnicalsÂ„ Morris, New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry. AÂ„18,277 (16,867).ROCKETS 129, TIMBERWOLVES 120HOUSTON (129) Ariza 4-11 0-0 11, Tucker 4-9 1-4 12, Capela 8-11 0-2 16, Paul 4-8 9-10 18, Harden 9-18 14-14 34, Anderson 4-6 2-2 14, Mbah a Moute 3-5 1-2 7, Gordon 2-5 0-0 5, Green 5-5 0-2 12. Totals 43-78 27-36 129. MINNESOTA (120) Bjelica 6-10 1-2 15, Gibson 2-6 0-0 4, Towns 9-15 2-3 20, Teague 5-11 10-10 23, Wiggins 8-16 3-6 21, Dieng 1-2 1-2 3, Jones 0-3 0-0 0, Rose 6-11 2-2 14, Crawford 8-12 1-1 20. Totals 45-86 20-26 120.HOUSTON 38 39 30 22 Â„ 129 MINNESOTA 23 33 35 29 Â„ 1203-Point GoalsÂ„Houston 16-35 (Anderson 4-5, Tucker 3-5, Ariza 3-8, Green 2-2, Harden 2-9, Gordon 1-3, Paul 1-3), Minnesota 10-20 (Crawford 3-4, Teague 3-5, Wiggins 2-3, Bjelica 2-4, Gibson 0-1, Rose 0-1, Jones 0-2). Fouled OutÂ„Tucker. ReboundsÂ„Houston 33 (Capela 12), Minnesota 41 (Towns 18). AssistsÂ„Houston 28 (Harden 12), Minnesota 24 (Teague 11). Total FoulsÂ„Houston 26, Minnesota 26. TechnicalsÂ„Green, Dieng. EjectedÂ„Green. AÂ„18,978 (18,798).TRAIL BLAZERS 122, CLIPPERS 109PORTLAND (122) Harkless 8-11 2-2 21, Aminu 6-12 0-0 16, Nurkic 8-18 1-2 17, Lillard 6-13 9-9 23, McCollum 9-17 1-2 21, Layman 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 1-3 0-0 2, Swanigan 0-0 0-0 0, Collins 1-5 1-2 4, Leonard 1-2 0-0 2, Napier 4-4 0-0 9, Turner 2-5 2-3 7, Connaughton 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 46-92 16-20 122. L.A. CLIPPERS (109) Thornwell 2-7 1-2 5, Harris 5-14 0-0 11, Jordan 3-4 1-2 7, Rivers 5-11 3-4 15, Teodosic 2-7 0-0 6, Dekker 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 2-2 0-0 5, Harrell 9-14 6-10 24, Marjanovic 0-2 4-4 4, Evans 1-2 0-0 2, Kilpatrick 0-2 0-0 0, L.Williams 11-24 5-5 30. Totals 40-89 20-27 109.PORTLAND 24 34 33 31 Â„ 122 L.A. CLIPPERS 18 34 29 28 Â„ 1093-Point Goals_Portland 14-29 (Aminu 4-7, Harkless 3-4, McCollum 2-4, Lillard 2-6, Napier 1-1, Turner 1-2, Collins 1-3, Leonard 0-1, Connaughton 0-1), L.A. Clippers 9-23 (L.Williams 3-6, Rivers 2-5, Teodosic 2-5, Johnson 1-1, Harris 1-4, Thornwell 0-2). Fouled Out_Davis. Rebounds_Portland 47 (Nurkic 12), L.A. Clippers 38 (Jordan 16). Assists_ Portland 24 (Napier 8), L.A. Clippers 21 (L.Williams 4). Total Fouls_Portland 22, L.A. Clippers 17. Technicals_L.A. Clippers coach Clippers (Defensive three second).INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSThrough March 18: SCORING G FG FT PTS. AVG. Harden, HOU 62 569 543 1921 31.0 Davis, NOR 63 654 409 1765 28.0 Antetokounmpo, MIL 65 653 437 1779 27.4 James, CLE 69 719 307 1870 27.1 Lillard, POR 63 533 417 1684 26.7 Durant, GOL 60 562 313 1594 26.6 Curry, GOL 50 418 272 1317 26.3 Westbrook, OKC 70 667 358 1774 25.3 Booker, PHX 55 455 289 1346 24.5 Irving, BOS 60 534 232 1466 24.4 DeRozan, TOR 70 579 417 1658 23.7 Embiid, PHL 57 476 333 1345 23.6 Oladipo, IND 64 551 258 1497 23.4 Beal, WAS 70 599 261 1629 23.3 Williams, LAC 68 508 376 1565 23.0 Walker, CHA 68 512 308 1534 22.6 Aldridge, SAN 63 558 277 1418 22.5 Butler, MIN 56 417 340 1243 22.2 George, OKC 69 507 278 1505 21.8 McCollum, POR 69 571 186 1498 21.7 FG PERCENTAGE FG FGA PCT. Capela, HOU 389 597 .652 Jordan, LAC 308 478 .644 Harrell, LAC 269 423 .636 Adams, OKC 393 619 .635 Kanter, NYK 390 652 .598 Collins, ATL 272 466 .584 Gibson, MIN 372 643 .579 Randle, LAL 426 749 .569 Valanciunas, TOR 324 575 .563 Favors, UTA 330 593 .556 REBOUNDS G OFF DEF TOT AVG. Drummond, DET 67 347 713 1060 15.8 Jordan, LAC 64 271 717 988 15.4 Towns, MIN 71 209 660 869 12.2 Howard, CHA 70 218 628 846 12.1 Davis, NOR 63 163 542 705 11.2 Embiid, PHL 57 133 499 632 11.1 Capela, HOU 64 212 489 701 11.0 Kanter, NYK 65 245 456 701 10.8 Jokic, DEN 63 166 493 659 10.5 Antetokounmpo, MIL 65 138 520 658 10.1 ASSISTS G AST AVG. Westbrook, OKC 70 717 10.2 James, CLE 69 621 9.0 Harden, HOU 62 542 8.7 Paul, HOU 52 415 8.0 Rondo, NOR 55 430 7.8 Simmons, PHL 67 519 7.7 Green, GOL 61 453 7.4 Teague, MIN 60 422 7.0 Dinwiddie, Bro 69 469 6.8 Lowry, TOR 66 443 6.7 NHL LATE SUNDAY AVALANCHE 5, RED WINGS 1DETROIT 0 1 0 Â„ 1 COLORADO 2 1 2 Â„ 5 First PeriodÂ„1, Colorado, Landeskog 24 (Zadorov, MacKinnon), 3:58. 2, Colorado, Comeau 12 (Soderberg, Nieto), 14:38. PenaltiesÂ„None. Second PeriodÂ„3, Colorado, MacKinnon 37 (Landeskog, Rantanen), 11:14. 4, Detroit, Abdelkader 12 (Glendening, Frk), 12:38. PenaltiesÂ„ Zadorov, COL, (holding), 3:28; Mantha, DET, (holding), 18:30. Third PeriodÂ„5, Colorado, MacKinnon 38 (Comeau, Landeskog), 7:09. 6, Colorado, Barrie 11 (Girard, Rantanen), 16:26 (pp). PenaltiesÂ„Nemeth, COL, (hooking), 0:54; Helm, DET, (high sticking), 3:18; Green, DET, (cross checking), 15:28; Abdelkader, DET, served by Svechnikov, (cross checking), 15:34; Abdelkader, DET, Misconduct (misconduct), 16:26; Andrighetto, COL, (high sticking), 19:52. Shots on GoalÂ„Detroit 5-16-17Â„38. Colorado 12-8-11Â„31. Power -play opportunitiesÂ„Detroit 0 of 3; Colorado 1 of 4. GoaliesÂ„Detroit, Coreau 0-3-0 (31 shots-26 saves). Colorado, Varlamov 21-14-6 (38-37). AÂ„18,032 (18,007). TÂ„2:29. RefereesÂ„Marc Joannette, Jon Mclsaac. LinesmenÂ„ Brandon Gawryletz, Matt MacPherson.GOLDEN KNIGHTS 4, FLAMES 0CALGARY 0 0 0 Â„ 0 VEGAS 0 4 0 Â„ 4 First PeriodÂ„None. PenaltiesÂ„Marchessault, VGK, (high sticking), 9:49. Second PeriodÂ„1, Vegas, Miller 10 (Perron, Schmidt), 5:33 (pp). 2, Vegas, Karlsson 37 (Neal), 6:26. 3, Vegas, Karlsson 38 (Marchessault), 13:01. 4, Vegas, Karlsson 39 (Schmidt), 14:49. PenaltiesÂ„ Reaves, VGK, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 3:02; Hathaway, CGY, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 3:02; Hamilton, CGY, (tripping), 4:31; Calgary bench, served by Lazar (too many men on the ice), 7:18; Reaves, VGK, (roughing), 14:10; Hathaway, CGY, (roughing), 14:10; Merrill, VGK, (tripping), 17:27. Third PeriodÂ„None. PenaltiesÂ„None. Shots on GoalÂ„Calgary 20-13-9Â„42. Vegas 6-12-13Â„31. Power -play opportunitiesÂ„Calgary 0 of 2; Vegas 1 of 2. GoaliesÂ„Calgary, Smith 24-19-6 (31 shots-27 saves). Vegas, Fleury 26-11-3 (42-42). AÂ„18,075 (17,367). TÂ„2:28. RefereesÂ„Trevor Hanson, Tim Peel. LinesmenÂ„Kory Nagy, Derek Nansen.LIGHTNING 3, OILERS 1EDMONTON 1 0 0 Â„ 1 TAMPA BAY 1 1 1 Â„ 3 First PeriodÂ„1, Edmonton, Rattie 2, 0:14. 2, Tampa Bay, Hedman 12 (Point), 15:12. PenaltiesÂ„Strome, EDM, (tripping), 6:51; Khaira, EDM, (hooking), 12:21. Second PeriodÂ„3, Tampa Bay, Kucherov 35 (Stamkos), 2:24 (pp). PenaltiesÂ„Sekera, EDM, (tripping), 1:36; Hedman, TB, (tripping), 5:06; Gourde, TB, (tripping), 12:54. Third PeriodÂ„4, Tampa Bay, Kucherov 36 (Miller, Stamkos), 11:34. PenaltiesÂ„Gourde, TB, (cross checking), 5:56; Tampa Bay bench, served by Gourde (delay of game), 11:53; Killorn, TB, (high sticking), 13:25; Bear, EDM, (hooking), 17:33. Shots on GoalÂ„Edmonton 8-8-14Â„30. Tampa Bay 16-14-10Â„40. Power -play opportunitiesÂ„Edmonton 0 of 5; Tampa Bay 1 of 4. GoaliesÂ„Edmonton, Montoya 4-3-2 (40 shots-37 saves). Tampa Bay, Domingue 6-8-0 (30-29). AÂ„19,092 (19,092). TÂ„2:23. RefereesÂ„Frederick LÂEcuyer, Dean Morton. LinesmenÂ„Shandor Alphonso, Tony Sericolo.HURRICANES 4, ISLANDERS 3CAROLINA 2 1 1 Â„ 4 N.Y. ISLANDERS 0 2 1 Â„ 3 First PeriodÂ„1, Carolina, Slavin 8 (Rask, Nordstrom), 2:50. 2, Carolina, Stempniak 3, 4:44. PenaltiesÂ„ Williams, CAR, (hooking), 6:09; Eberle, NYI, (holding), 11:05. Second PeriodÂ„3, N.Y. Islanders, Bailey 18 (Pulock, Tavares), 10:29. 4, N.Y. Islanders, Lee 34 (Tavares, Barzal), 12:22 (pp). 5, Carolina, Rask 14 (Nordstrom, Slavin), 14:04. PenaltiesÂ„Barzal, NYI, (hooking), 7:23; Ryan, CAR, (tripping), 11:12; Leddy, NYI, (holding), 15:04. Third PeriodÂ„6, N.Y. Islanders, Lee 35 (Bailey, Tavares), 8:05 (pp). 7, Carolina, van Riemsdyk 2 (Teravainen, Sebastian Aho), 13:11. PenaltiesÂ„ Sebastian Aho, CAR, (hooking), 7:24; Pesce, CAR, (roughing), 17:52; Tavares, NYI, (slashing), 17:52. Shots on GoalÂ„Carolina 13-17-9Â„39. N.Y. Islanders 6-11-12Â„29. Power -play opportunitiesÂ„Carolina 0 of 3; N.Y. Islanders 2 of 3. GoaliesÂ„Carolina, Darling 12-17-7 (29 shots-26 saves). N.Y. Islanders, Halak 18-24-6 (39-35). AÂ„10,688 (15,795). TÂ„2:29. RefereesÂ„Gord Dwyer, Kyle Rehman. LinesmenÂ„ Brad Kovachik, Steve Miller.FLYERS 6, CAPITALS 3WASHINGTON 0 1 2 Â„ 3 PHILADELPHIA 0 3 3 Â„ 6 First PeriodÂ„None. PenaltiesÂ„Wilson, WSH, (interference), 10:33; Backstrom, WSH, (tripping), 14:48; Couturier, PHI, (roughing), 15:39. Second PeriodÂ„1, Philadelphia, Gostisbehere 12 (Giroux), 2:15. 2, Washington, Ovechkin 43 (Boyd, Carlson), 15:08. 3, Philadelphia, Lindblom 1 (Voracek), 18:19. 4, Philadelphia, Provorov 13 (Couturier, Gudas), 19:41. PenaltiesÂ„Couturier, PHI, (hooking), 0:43; Bura kovsky, WSH, (interference), 0:47; Provorov, PHI, (high sticking), 2:49; Provorov, PHI, (slashing), 9:42; Wilson, WSH, (roughing), 9:42. Third PeriodÂ„5, Philadelphia, Simmonds 22 (Hagg, Gudas), 1:37. 6, Washington, Stephenson 6 (Vrana), 10:31. 7, Philadelphia, Simmonds 23, 14:27. 8, Washington, Carlson 14 (Backstrom, Wilson), 16:07. 9, Philadelphia, Voracek 18 (Couturier), 19:22. PenaltiesÂ„Oshie, WSH, Major (Â“ ghting), 7:41; Konecny, PHI, Major (Â“ ghting), 7:41. Shots on GoalÂ„Washington 8-7-13Â„28. Philadelphia 9-14-12Â„35. Power -play opportunitiesÂ„Washington 0 of 3; Philadelphia 0 of 3. GoaliesÂ„Washington, Grubauer 11-9-3 (34 shots-29 saves). Philadelphia, Mrazek 13-12-4 (28-25). AÂ„19,687 (19,543). TÂ„2:31. RefereesÂ„Tom Kowal, Wes McCauley. LinesmenÂ„ Ryan Gibbons, Kiel Murchison.JETS 4, STARS 2DALLAS 0 2 0 Â„ 2 WINNIPEG 1 2 1 Â„ 4 First PeriodÂ„1, Winnipeg, Laine 42 (Wheeler, Byfuglien), 19:59 (pp). PenaltiesÂ„Enstrom, WPG, (tripping), 6:00; Byfuglien, WPG, (interference), 13:14; Benn, DAL, (tripping), 19:43. Second PeriodÂ„2, Dallas, Janmark 18 (Faksa, Pitlick), 1:13. 3, Winnipeg, Chiarot 2 (Armia, Lowry), 2:17. 4, Winnipeg, Laine 43 (Stastny, Ehlers), 6:43. 5, Dallas, Benn 26 (Radulov, Klingberg), 17:13 (pp). PenaltiesÂ„Ritchie, DAL, (holding), 10:19; Myers, WPG, (roughing), 16:13. Third PeriodÂ„6, Winnipeg, Wheeler 19 (Scheifele, Copp), 18:31. PenaltiesÂ„Radulov, DAL, (tripping), 6:14; Lindell, DAL, (tripping), 10:05. Shots on GoalÂ„Dallas 14-8-8Â„30. Winnipeg 8-7-9Â„24. Power -play opportunitiesÂ„Dallas 1 of 3; Winnipeg 1 of 4. GoaliesÂ„Dallas, Lehtonen 12-10-3 (20 shots-17 saves), Bishop 26-17-5 (3-3). Winnipeg, Hellebuyck 37-11-9 (30-28). AÂ„15,321 (15,294). TÂ„2:31. RefereesÂ„Ghislain Hebert, Brad Meier. LinesmenÂ„ Brian Mach, Brian Murphy.BLUES 5, BLACKHAWKS 4, OTST. LOUIS 0 2 2 1 Â„ 5 CHICAGO 2 1 1 0 Â„ 4 First PeriodÂ„1, Chicago, DeBrincat 23 (Keith, Schmaltz), 13:07 (pp). 2, Chicago, DeBrincat 24 (Oesterle, Jurco), 19:08. PenaltiesÂ„Kane, CHI, (hooking), 0:35; Bortuzzo, STL, (slashing), 11:33. Second PeriodÂ„3, St. Louis, Steen 14 (Pietrangelo, Dunn), 2:02 (pp). 4, St. Louis, Dunn 5 (Schenn, Pietrangelo), 5:14 (pp). 5, Chicago, Kampf 4 (Keith, Hinostroza), 19:58. PenaltiesÂ„Oesterle, CHI, (holding), 0:56; Keith, CHI, (high sticking), 4:42. Third PeriodÂ„6, St. Louis, Sobotka 11 (Dunn, Brodziak), 15:24. 7, Chicago, DeBrincat 25 (Jurco, Anisimov), 16:47. 8, St. Louis, Pietrangelo 15 (Schwartz, Dunn), 18:38. PenaltiesÂ„None. OvertimeÂ„9, St. Louis, Berglund 10 (Steen, Pietrangelo), 3:31. PenaltiesÂ„None. Shots on GoalÂ„St. Louis 8-14-15-4Â„41. Chicago 13-10-7Â„30. Power -play opportunitiesÂ„St. Louis 2 of 3; Chicago 1 of 1. GoaliesÂ„St. Louis, Allen 23-21-2 (30 shots-26 saves). Chicago, Berube 2-4-1 (41-36). AÂ„21,687 (19,717). TÂ„2:42. RefereesÂ„Graham Skilliter, Ian Walsh. LinesmenÂ„ Jonny Murray, Libor Suchanek.DUCKS 4, DEVILS 2NEW JERSEY 0 1 1 Â„ 2 ANAHEIM 2 0 2 Â„ 4 First PeriodÂ„1, Anaheim, Getzlaf 11, 1:14. 2, Anaheim, Silfverberg 16 (Manson, Lindholm), 6:37. PenaltiesÂ„Kase, ANA, (interference), 10:32; Henrique, ANA, (hooking), 19:25; Montour, ANA, (high sticking), 19:52. Second PeriodÂ„3, New Jersey, Palmieri 20 (Hall, Zajac), 10:31 (pp). PenaltiesÂ„Anaheim bench, served by Perry (too many men on the ice), 9:57; Vatanen, NJ, (hooking), 12:30. Third PeriodÂ„4, Anaheim, Montour 9 (Getzlaf, Rakell), 7:55 (pp). 5, New Jersey, Maroon 16 (Vatanen, Noesen), 10:05. 6, Anaheim, Rakell 31 (Pettersson, Fowler), 10:51. PenaltiesÂ„Moore, NJ, (cross checking), 7:29; Maroon, NJ, (roughing), 10:51; Getzlaf, ANA, (roughing), 10:51. Shots on GoalÂ„New Jersey 6-7-4Â„17. Anaheim 17-7-12Â„36. Power -play opportunitiesÂ„New Jersey 1 of 4; Anaheim 1 of 2. GoaliesÂ„New Jersey, Kinkaid 19-9-2 (36 shots-32 saves). Anaheim, Gibson 27-17-6 (17-15). TÂ„2:33. RefereesÂ„Jake Brenk, Steve Kozari. LinesmenÂ„ Travis Gawryletz, Darren Gibbs. 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 Atlanta United FC 2 1 0 6 7 6 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 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 Minnesota United 2 1 0 6 6 5 Sporting Kansas City 2 1 0 6 7 7 Vancouver 2 1 0 6 5 6 Houston 1 1 1 4 7 4 Real Salt Lake 1 1 1 4 3 6 San Jose 1 1 0 3 5 5 Los Angeles Galaxy 1 1 0 3 3 3 FC Dallas 0 0 1 1 1 1 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 tieSaturdayÂs Games Houston 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 Atlanta United FC 4, Vancouver 1 Sporting Kansas City 3, San Jose 2 Real Salt Lake 1, New York 0SundayÂs GameFC Dallas 3, Seattle 0Saturday, 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. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINENATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Toronto 10 214 at Orlando At New Orleans Off Off Dallas at Minnesota 3 227 LA Clippers at Boston Off Off Okla. City at Utah 13 209 Atlanta at Phoenix Off Off Detroit Houston 4 214 at PortlandCOLLEGE BASKETBALLTodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at Marquette Pk Penn State at LOUISVILLE 5 Mississippi StateWednesdayat Austin Peay 4 Ill.-Chicago at San Diego 2 N. ColoradoThursdayKentucky 6 Kansas State Nevada 2 Loyola of Chicago Michigan 3 Texas A&M Gonzaga 5 Florida StateFridayVillanova 5 West Virginia Purdue 1 Texas Tech Duke 11 Syracuse Kansas 4 ClemsonNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Washington -145 Dallas +135 at NY Rangers Off Columbus Off at Carolina -148 Edmonton +138 at NY Islanders Off Pittsburgh Off Philadelphia -139 at Detroit +129 at Tampa Bay Off Toronto Off Florida -130 at Ottawa +120 at Winnipeg Off Los Angeles Off at Chicago -105 Colorado -105 at Vegas Off Vancouver Off at San Jose Off New Jersey Off Updated odds available at Pregame.com TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Â„ Promoted Uzma Rawn group director and vice president of sponsorship sales.American LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES Â„ Optioned C Austin Wynns and LHP Donnie Hart to Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX Â„ Reassigned INF Chad De La Guerra to minor league camp. CLEVELAND INDIANS Â„ Optioned INF Yandy Diaz, C Eric Haase and INF Eric Stamets to Columbus (IL). Reassigned OF Brandon Barnes, INF Richie Shaffer and RHPs Preston Claiborne, Stephen Fife, Cam Hill and Neil Ramirez to minor league camp. Released C Ryan Hanigan and OF Melvin Upton Jr. HOUSTON ASTROS Â„ Signed 2B Jose Altuve to a seven-year contract. Optioned INF A.J. Reed to their minor league camp. SEATTLE MARINERS Â„ Optioned C David Freitas and RHP Rob Whalen to Tacoma (PCL). Reassigned OF John Andreoli and RHPs Shawn Armstrong, Mike Morin and Art Warren to minor league camp. TAMPA BAY RAYS Â„ Optioned LHP Anthony Banda and RHP Ryne Stanek to Durham (IL). TEXAS RANGERS Â„ Placed RHP Clayton Blackburn on the 60-day DL. Claimed 1B Tommy Joseph off waivers from Philadelphia. TORONTO BLUE JAYS Â„ Optioned SS Richard Urena and LHP Sam Moll to Buffalo (IL).National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES Â„ Optioned 3B Ryan Schimpf to Gwinnett (IL). Signed RHP Anibal Sanchez to a minor league contract. Reassigned OF Ronald Acuna Jr. to their minor league camp. COLORADO ROCKIES Â„ Optioned RHP Yency Almonte and LHP Sam Howard to Albuquerque (PCL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Â„ Optioned RHPs Tyler Beede, Roberto Gomez and Derek Law; and OFs Austin Slater and Mac Williamson to Sacramento (PCL). Reassigned Cs Trevor Brown, Justin OÂConner and Hector Sanchez; INFs Orlando Calixte, Chase dÂArnaud and Kyle Jensen; OF Chris Shaw; LHP Andrew Suarez; RHPs Joan Gregorio and Jose Valdez to their minor league camp. WASHINGTON NATIONALS Â„ Signed RHP Jeremy Hellickson to a minor league contract.American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS Â„ Signed LHP Miles Moeller. KANSAS CITY T-BONES Â„ Signed OF Dillon Thomas.Can-Am LeagueROCKLAND BOULDERS Â„ Signed OF Mike Montville. SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS Â„ Signed RHP Brent Jones.Frontier LeagueEVANSVILLE OTTERS Â„ Signed RHP Garrett Harris. GATEWAY GRIZZLIES Â„ Signed RHP Dakota Smith. JOLIET SLAMMERS Â„ Signed RHP Nate Antone to a contract extension. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS Â„ Signed RHP Rich McWilliams. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS Â„ Signed INF-OF Blair Beck.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS Â„ Transferred F Andrew White III from Erie (NBAGL). CLEVELAND CAVALIERS Â„ Announced coach Tyronn Lue is taking a leave of absence.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCLEVELAND BROWNS Â„ Acquired DB C.J. Smith from Seattle for a conditional 2020 seventh-round draft pick. DETROIT LIONS Â„ Re-signed DT Christian Ringo. HOUSTON TEXANS Â„ Signed S Tyrann Mathieu. Claimed WR Sammie Coates off waivers from Cleveland. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Â„ Re-signed LB Lerentee McCray. LOS ANEGELES CHARGERS Â„ Agreed to terms with C Mike Pouncey on a two-year contract. LOS ANGELES RAMS Â„ Re-signed DE Dominique Easley to a one-year contract. MINNESOTA VIKINGS Â„ Acquired QB Trevor Siemian and a 2018 seventh-round draft pick from Denver for a 2019 Â“ fth-round pick. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Â„ Released LB Shea McClellin. NEW YORK GIANTS Â„ Re-signed DE Kerry Wynn. Signed WR Cody Latimer, DE Josh Mauro and CB B.W. Webb. OAKLAND RAIDERS Â„ Signed QB Josh Johnson and CB Shareece Wright. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Â„ Signed DE Vinny Curry and C Ryan Jensen. Waived DE Robert Ayers, Jr. WASHINGTON REDSKINS Â„ Signed CB Orlando Scandrick.Canadian Football LeagueWINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS Â„ Signed DB-LB Cody Prewitt and DB Kevin Short.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueCALGARY FLAMES Â„ Assigned G Nick Schneider to Stockton (AHL). Recalled D Rasmus Andersson from Stockton. CAROLINA HURRICANES Â„ Recalled F Valentin Zykov from Charlotte (AHL).American Hockey LeagueAHL Â„ Suspended Charlotte D Josiah Didier three games for an interference incident in March 18 game against Binghamton. Suspended Hershey F Chris Bourque three games for a boarding incident in March 17 game against SpringÂ“ eld. Suspended Lehigh Valley F Nicolas Aube-Kubel two games for an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a March 17 game against Providence. Suspended Charlotte F Warren Foegele one game for a boarding incident in a March 17 game against Binghamton. STOCKTON HEAT Â„ Assigned G Mason McDonald to Kansas City (ECHL).ECHLECHL Â„ Suspended IdahoÂs Jack Nevins Â“ ve games and Â“ ned him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a March 16 game at South Carolina.COLLEGESINTERCOLLEGIATE TENNIS ASSOCIATION Â„ Named Dakota Johnson championships and rankings coordinator. WEST COAST CONFERENCE Â„ Named Gloria Nevarez commissioner. CUMBERLAND (TENN.) Â„ Named Jeremy Lewis menÂs basketball coach.was like to play well. But he has a history of going through spurts of mediocrity, and coming out of it strong without notice. Most memorable was in 2012 when he missed the cut four times in five tournaments. Two months later, he won the PGA Championship and consecutive FedEx Cup playoff events. Three times in his career, McIlroy has won in his next start after missing the cut. Five other times, he won after finishing out of the top 30. ThatÂs why he wasnÂt the least bit concerned after missing the cut at the Valspar Championship. ÂItÂs such a fine line out here, and I might have sounded crazy the last few weeks when I was telling everyone it actually feels pretty close and IÂm not that far away, and IÂm putting up 72s and 73s,ÂŽ he said. ÂAnd all of a sudden, it all clicks into place and I end up winning a golf tournament by three shots and shooting 8 under on the last day. So itÂs fine lines out here. I think you have to play the game to really appreciate that. ItÂs not as black and white as some people make it out to be.ÂŽ He could think of only one time he was genuinely worried about his game. McIlroy was 19 and in his first full year as a pro in 2008. He had only two top 10s all year on the European Tour. He wasnÂt eligible for any of the majors. He had missed three straight cuts in Sweden, Holland and Scotland. He was concerned he might lose his card. And then he lost in a playoff in Switzerland, lost in another playoff in Hong Kong and won his first pro event early in the next year. ÂAnd I was off and running,ÂŽ he said. McIlroy reached No. 50 with that playoff loss in Hong Kong, and he hasnÂt fallen out since then. HeÂs had a few dips, sure, Âbut itÂs not as if IÂve had to panic.ÂŽ Palmer and McIlroy share one other connection, at least for now. They are one leg short of the Grand Slam. Palmer never won the PGA Championship. McIlroy needs the Masters. When they had dinner at Bay Hill in 2015 Â„ right before McIlroyÂs first crack at the fourth leg of the slam Â„ the topic never came up. ÂItÂs amazing to think, all that Arnold did in the game, he never won that Grand Slam,ÂŽ McIlroy said. McIlroy at the Masters, Phil Mickelson at the U.S. Open and Jordan Spieth at the PGA Championship each have a chance at the career slam this year. ÂIÂm glad to be part of that conversation, get the first shot at it in a few weeks,ÂŽ McIlroy said. ÂSo weÂll see how we go.ÂŽ His game is never far away, even if it doesnÂt look like it at times. COLUMNFrom Page B1TODAYÂS LOCAL SCHEDULE Have a local sporting event you would like to have included in our schedule? Email details to Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at email@example.com. HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Eustis at Real Life Christian, 1 p.m. Tavares at South Fort Myers, 1 p.m. The Villages at Seven Rivers Christian, 5 p.m. South Lake vs. Island Coast, 6 p.m. Leesburg at Sanford Spring Break Tournament Mount Dora at Sanford Spring Break Tournament South Sumter at Farm Bureau Tournament SOFTBALL South Sumter at Crystal River, 7 p.m. LOCAL SCHEDULE McIlroy was 19 and in his rst full year as a pro in 2008. He had only two top 10s all year on the European Tour. He wasnÂt eligible for any of the majors. He had missed three straight cuts in Sweden, Holland and Scotland.
DailyCommercial.com | Tuesday, March 20, 2018 B3in a 15-1 win on Feb. 16 against South Georgia State. He has recorded at least one hit in 26 of the VikingsÂ 29 games this season.As a freshman at St. Johns River State, Carpenter offered fans a portent of things to come with a .330 batting aver-age to go along with four homers and 34 RBIs. Car-penter also has stolen 11 bases Â„ five this season Â„ in his first 83 games at the next level.Those who follow Eustis baseball likely are not surprised by Carpen-terÂs success. Following a solid sophomore season with the Panthers in which he hit .256, Car-penter raised his game as a junior, hitting .338 and leading the team with four homers and 21 RBIs.And to prove his 2015 season wasnÂt a fluke, Carpenter wrapped up his career at Eustis by winning the teamÂs triple crown. Carpenter led the Panthers in hitting (.462 batting average), homers (three) and RBIs (27).Next up for Carpenter and the Vikings is a home game at 3 p.m. Wednesday against Daytona State. Kyle Wiseman, Lake-Sumter State CollegeKyle Wiseman has been a bright spot for the Lake-Sumter State College baseball team.The pitcher/infielder has been lights out for the Lakehawks this season, sporting a nifty 1.25 ERA for the season and a min-iscule 0.82 mark for the month of March. Wise-man has a 1-1 record with one save for LSSC this season. While that might not sound like much, con-sider this: the Lakehawks have a 10-20-1 record heading into Wednes-dayÂs home game against Seminole State, so Wise-man has played a role in 20 percent of the teamÂs victories this season.For the season, Wiseman has pitched 21 Â‡ innings and allowed 21 hits. He has struck out 22 Â„ an average of 9.14 every nine innings Â„ and walked 12. Of the 13 runs charged to him in his 14 appearances, all in relief, only three were earned.WisemanÂs numbers are a marked improvement over his freshman campaign in 2017, when he sported a 5.20 ERA.The foundation for WisemanÂs success at the next level was laid during his high school career at Eustis, where he played for David Lee. As a junior with the Panthers, Wiseman hit just .184, but fashioned a 2.33 ERA with one save. Then, as a senior, Wiseman put it all together. He hit .357 with 21 RBIs and had a 3.50 ERA in nine appearances with one save. WisemanÂs next opportunity on the mound could come Wednesday when the Lakehawks host Seminole State at the LSSC athletic complex. Natalia Rodriguez, University of MichiganNatalia Rodriguez got used to winning softball games at Montverde Academy. So, when it was time to move on to the next level, Rodriguez went to one of the winningest programs in the country. And by all accounts, RodriguezÂs freshman season at the University of Michigan has been an individual success. The switch-hit-ting middle infielder has started in 24 of 26 games in which she has appeared and is hitting .275 with one RBI and a team-lead-ing seven stolen bases in helping the Wolverines to a 22-6 start.At Montverde Academy, Rodriguez led the Eagles to five straight dis-trict championships, two regional titles and a berth in the 2016 Class 4A state championship game. She hit .489 as a senior with one homer and 16 RBIs, which seemed tame when compared to her monstrous junior season Â„ a .506 batting average, 40 runs scores, 24 RBIs and 31 stolen bases.Rodriguez seemed almost destined to play softball. Her mother, Iris, played softball at Yale and her brothers, Roberto and Sergio, played baseball at Georgetown and Amherst, respectively.Next up for Rodriguez and the Wolverines is a home game Wednesday against Central Michigan. BASEBALLFrom Page B1travel (about 315 miles) by heading to Boston as they pursue a second national title in three seasons. ÂMy good vibes are coming from how this teamÂs playing, how unselfishly they play,ÂŽ Villanova coach Jay Wright said after SaturdayÂs win against Alabama ÂHonestly, we donÂt care where we play. Boston is a great town, old Big East town like Pittsburgh. We stir up old Big East feelings. We like that.ÂŽ Villanova meets the Mountaineers (26-10) in one semifinal Friday, while the Boilermakers (30-6) face the Red Raid-ers (26-9) in the other. One storyline to watch: the status of 7-foot-2 Purdue center Isaac Haas, who broke his elbow in the first-round win against Cal State Fullerton. Haas warmed up before SundayÂs win against Butler but an official said shortly before tipoff that the big manÂs brace hadnÂt been approved for competition.MIDWESTConsider this one an ACC Invitational.Three of the four teams to advance to Omaha, Nebraska, are from the ACC: No. 2 Duke, No. 5 Clemson and No. 11 Syracuse. TheyÂll join top-seeded Kansas with regional semifinals set for Friday. The Jayhawks (29-7) are trying to return to the Final Four for the first time since 2012 after two straight regional-final losses. TheyÂll face the Tigers (25-9), who are in their first NCAA Tourna-ment since 2011 and their first Sweet 16 since 1997. The Blue Devils (28-7) meet the Orange (23-13), who took out third-seeded Michigan State on Sunday. Duke and Syracuse met in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Feb. 24, with the Blue Devils holding the Orange to 32 percent shooting in a 60-44 win The rematch will mark the second NCAA Tournament matchup between Hall of Famers Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim, with Coach KÂs Blue Devils winning one in the Sweet 16 in 1998. WESTThings were set to go to form Sunday, only to see top-seeded Xavier and No. 2 North Carolina lose. Now Big Ten champion Michigan headlines the quartet in Los Angeles.The third-seeded Wol-verines (30-7) Â„ who beat Houston on a last-second 3-pointer Â„ will meet seventh-seeded Texas A&M (22-12) after the Aggies blew out the reign-ing champion Tar Heels in their home state.Fourth-seeded Gonzaga (32-4) will face ninth-seeded Florida State (22-11) after the SeminolesÂ upset of the Musketeers .ÂI think what you see happening in college basketball, itÂs almost like a revolution,ÂŽ FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. ÂAnd what happens is you start categorizing people by the reputa-tion that their players get going into college. ÂBut in reality, kids are playing basketball all over the country and teams are getting better.ÂŽ SOUTH This is where there was the most March Madness.None of the top-four seeds advanced, the first time in tournament his-tory that has happened in a region. So the games in Atlanta will now be head-lined by 5-seed Kentucky (26-10). The Wildcats (26-10) followed their run to the Southeastern Conference Tournament title by surviving an upset bid from Davidson then beating Buffalo Â„ which had upset fourth-seeded Arizona TheyÂll face another set of Wildcats on Thursday in ninthseeded Kansas State (24-11), which ended UMBCÂs historic weekend in Charlotte. The other game features 7-seed Nevada (29-7), which tied the tournamentÂs second-biggest comeback by rallying from 22 down to beat No. 2 seed Cincinnati. The Wolf Pack faces No. 11 seed Loyola-Chicago (30-5), which advanced against No. 6 seed Miami and No. 3 seed Tennessee on final-seconds shots. ÂWe told the guys before, look at today alone: Michigan State, North Carolina, basically at home losing today,ÂŽ Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said. ÂItÂs what makes March Madness special and it kills the coaches because itÂs so hard and you think you have a great team. Matchups are important. Making the plays, having the right mojo at the right time.ÂŽ NCAAFrom Page B1
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DEAR ABBY: I have been married 14 years and have two children. The rst three years of marriage were great. We both cared for and respected each other. As our children grew older and our jobs have become more demanding, my husband has changed about how he views our sex life. After our third year of marriage, my husband started raping me. No one knows this except an ex-sister-in-law. At rst, I didn't understand what was really happening. He was forceful and wouldn't take no for an answer. I went along with it at rst, thinking I wasn't giving him enough attention and was doing the "wifely duty." But over the years it has become worse -ripping my clothing off and holding me down. I have told him it's not OK, but if I speak up, it leads to a ght. He says I don't show him I care for him and we don't have sex enough, so this is his way of getting it. Abby, I have lost respect for the man I married. I no longer want to be intimate with him, because he doesn't respect me or my body. The only reason I have stayed this long is for my children. Is there hope in him changing? -SLEEPING ON THE COUCH DEAR SLEEPING ON THE COUCH: Ripping a spouse's clothing off and holding her (or him) down is not foreplay; it is spousal rape and a form of domestic abuse. It is a crime in all 50 states. The level of hostility in your home isn't healthy for you or your children, who may grow up thinking it is normal. Because your husband may become violent if you tell him the marriage is over, contact RAINN -(800) 656-4673; rainn.org -and let them help you form a safe escape plan. It is not normal for a man to treat a woman the way your husband has. He is unlikely to change, and you need to look out for yourself and the children.DEAR ABBY: My wife is in her 30s. She's a beautiful woman and a wonderful mother to our three children, and my soul mate. We've been married 10 years. She has many qualities I love and admire, but also one that causes me serious concern: her slouchy posture. She slouched a little when we married, but her posture has worsened dramatically since then. We have spent thousands of dollars on personal trainers, massage and chiropractic. When we (infrequently) quarrel, she unconsciously slouches more, which drives me crazy. She's willing to see professional medical practitioners, but is unwilling to accept any responsibility for it. I can't bring it up without her getting bristly and defensive, but it's getting worse every year. It's also taking a toll on our relationship. I'd appreciate any advice you could share. -DESPERATE FOR STRAIGHT TALK DEAR DESPERATE: If your wife's posture is the only thing about her that causes you "serious concern," you are a lucky man. Believe me when I tell you I have been told far worse. Correcting one's posture takes constant vigilance and determination. It's not easy, and not everyone is able to manage it. Slouching is a defensive posture, and if she slouches even more when you raise the subject, it may have something to do with the way you're doing it. 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 www.DearAbby.com 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 CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018:This year you communicate with clarity. You integrate your thoughts and feelings particularly well. You respect others points of view. People in general become unusually easy to deal with. If you are single, romance is more than possible this year. You even could meet Mr. or Ms. Right. If you are attached, your sweetie absolutely adores you and shows it with more warmth and kindness. The two of you could make a major mutual investment come late fall. ARIES can help you make money. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) When hitting an obstacle, you might be somewhat hesitant to share what is going on with others. You initially could be closed off, but you probably will open up when you experience a similar situation later on. Mix in some diplomacy, if possible. TAURUS (APRIL 20MAY 20) Ask yourself why someone elses actions irritate you. Communicate your feelings openly and diplomatically, and be open to a heavy conversation. At a certain point, you might become frustrated if some form of mutuality does not occur. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Listen to both sides of a story, whether you want to or not. Work on being as nonjudgmental as possible. Remain upbeat yet direct with a friend. Once this person becomes grounded, relating becomes easier. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Ask for more space in order to take the kind of stand you would like to. The problems that come up for you could stem from overindulgence. Make sure to take good care of yourself. A partner might be overly serious. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You want to celebrate the arrival of spring. Make a new list of your goals and resolutions. Speak with a partner or loved one to see if he or she can get behind the same wish list. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Reach out to a loved one at a distance. New priorities evolve in a discussion. Schedule some time to take a class or workshop, then decide to plan a vacation and/or indulge in whatever would open up your mind. Discussions will be enlightening. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You enter spring with fond memories that you share with many people. At the six-month mark from your birthday, the planets will present you with their report card. Note any areas that need to be updated or transformed. Be willing to take action. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) If you cant make a decision just yet, let it go for now. In a few days, revisit the issue and see if your perspective has changed. You might be ready to make a choice at that point. Know that this is a particularly lucky year for you. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) To solve a problem quickly, become more aware of it. Detach and consider others points of view. Get above the issue, as if you were not involved. At the same time, enjoy the presence of spring. You connect on a deep level with this season! CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) Look at what is happening around you. Many people seem more upbeat. You might be able to make a switch or a change without encountering a hassle. Sometime in the evening your imagination seems to come to life. Use this creative period well. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Feel relieved that good news is heading your way. You become upbeat with the simple knowledge of the change of seasons. You will be more grounded later in the day. A discussion around your home could make waves. Choose your words with care. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Stay sensitive to your nances. You might want to make a major purchase in the near future. Understand the limits of your budget. Consider making a commitment to build up your income. Be aware of what someone you care about is asking for. Love is lost in good marriage as abuse increases with time DailyCommercial.com | Tuesday, March 20, 2018 B5 TODAY IS TUESDAY, MARCH 20, the 79th day of 2018. There are 286 days left in the year. Spring arrives at 12:15 p.m. Eastern time. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On March 20, 1854, the Republican Party of the United States was founded by slavery opponents at a schoolhouse in Ripon (RIH'-puhn), Wisconsin. ON THIS DATE: In 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte returned to Paris after escaping his exile on Elba, beginning his "Hundred Days" rule. In 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe's inuential novel about slavery, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," was rst published in book form after being serialized. In 1942 U.S. Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur, having evacuated the Philippines at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, told reporters in Terowie, Australia: I came out of Bataan, and I shall return. In 1969 John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar. In 1977 voters in Paris chose former French Prime Minister Jacques Chirac to be the French capital's rst mayor in more than a century. In 1985 Libby Riddles of Teller, Alaska, became the rst woman to win the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race. In 1995 in Tokyo, 12 people were killed, more than 5,500 others sickened when packages containing the deadly chemical sarin were leaked on ve separate subway trains by Aum Shinrikyo cult members.
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