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LOCAL & STATE | A3MANS GIRLFRIEND TO TESTIFY AGAINST HIM SCENE | C1BUSKER FESTIVAL IN EUSTIS ON TAP THIS WEEKEND SPORTS | B1HAWKINS HIRED TO BE NEW COACH OF 1A CHAMPION WILDWOOD BOYS Opinion ...................... A9 Weather ..................... A10 Sports.......................... B1 Scene ........................... C1 Comics ....................... C4 Diversions .................... C5 Volume 142, Issue 81 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Thursday, March 22, 2018 75 ¢ By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@ daily commercial.comEUSTIS „ A new lakefront community featuring Key West-style homes in Eustis is being touted as a game changer for the citys down-town district, but it will come at a price for dozens of seniors who live in a decades-old trailer parkbeing leveled to make way for it.Nearly 100 residents of Sharps Mobile Park on Lake-shore Drive near Ferran Park are being bought out for at least $6,000 apiece and will have to move to make way for Eustis Lake Club and its 86 homes. The project was announced Friday by Lanny Husebo, spokesman for CJ Capital, the projects Mount Dora-based developer, and Jacob P. Smith Company, the builder.For some whose homes are aged out and in need of extensive repair, the payout is welcome. But for others, A closer look at Eustis Lake ClubCars drive along Lakeshore Drive past Sharps Mobile Park on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Eustis. City leaders on March 16 announced that a $21 million Key West-style community will be built where the mobile home park now sits next to Ferran Park on Lake Eustis. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] By Ted Shaffrey and Michael HillAssociated PressNEW YORK „ Spring kicked off with a wallop of wintry weather along the East Coast as the fourth nor'easter in three weeks rolled in with the potential for a foot or more of snow Wednesday.The first full day of the season included scenes of snow falling on blooming daffodils in suburban Philadelphia, New Yorkers twisting to fix blown-out umbrellas, tractor-trailers stuck on snowy highways and kids making their first snowman of spring."I want warm! I'm done with the cold," said Yana Damoiseau, a pedestrian in New York City.Airlines canceled thou-sands of flights, and school districts throughout the Northeast called off classes ahead of the storm, which was expected to intensify in the afternoon and make its way into New England, with heavy, wet snow likely to knock out power across a wide area.New York City braced for what could be its biggest March snowstorm ever, Northeast braces for fourth noreaster Maiya Ashby crosses Patton Avenue while walking through falling snow on her way to work in Roanoke, Va., Wednesday. [ERICA YOON/THE ROANOKE TIMES VIA AP] By Matthew Barakat and Jesse J. HollandAssociated PressGREAT MILLS, Md. „ In the latest school shooting in America, the gunfire was over and done with in less than a minute.This time, the shooter, a 17-year-old student, was killed. Authorities said a 16-year-old girl who had some type of relationship with the shooter was critically wounded, and a 14-year-old boy also was wounded.The school resource offi-cer who responded inside of 60 seconds and fired off a shot at the attacker was praised as a hero.The violence erupted as classes were beginning Tuesday at Great Mills High School in southern Maryland, in a community where many families have Lakefront community to bring money, new life to city but will displace some peopleBy Jim Vertuno and Will WeissertThe Associated PressPFLUGERVILLE, Texas „ As a SWAT team closed in, the suspected bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for three weeks used one of his devices to blow himself up. But police warned that he could have planted more bombs before his death, and they cautioned the city to stay on guard.Mark Anthony Conditt, an unemployed 23-year-old college dropout, had been tracked down using store surveillance video, cellphone signals and witness accounts of a strange-looking customer making purchases while wear-ing a disguise that included a blonde wig and gloves.Police finally found him at a hotel in a suburb just north of Austin known as the scene for filming portions of "Friday Night Lights." There, officers prepared to move in for an arrest early Wednesday. When the suspect's sport utility vehicle began to Austin bombing suspect deadResource o cer praised for responseMaryland school shooting ended quickly with deputys rapid action Conditt Mark Anthony Conditt blew himself up as SWAT moved in See OFFICER, A8 See STORM, A5 See AUSTIN, A5 See LAKE CLUB, A8


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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. Tuesday, March 20 Mega Millions: 14-38-51-64-70-9 x3 Lucky Money: 2-17-27-43-9 Fantasy 5: 7-14-25-26-27 Wednesday, March 21 Pick 5 Afternoon: 8-1-2-5-6 Pick 4 Afternoon: 9-3-3-9 Pick 3 Afternoon: 9-6-1 Pick 2 Afternoon: 0-7LOTTERY By Mae AndersonThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ The crisismanagement playbook is pretty simple: Get ahead of the story, update authorities and the public regularly, accept responsibility and take decisive action. Crisis-management experts say that until Wednesday, Facebook was 0-for-4.Facebooks two top execu-tives, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, went radio silent after news broke last Friday that political consult-ing firm Cambridge Analytica may have used data improp-erly obtained from roughly 50 million Facebook users to try to sway elections, including the 2016 White House race.It was not until five days after the scandal erupted that Zuckerberg spoke up.Meanwhile, some Facebook users have been leaving the social network or mulling the possibility and Facebooks stock is down 9 percent since Friday.Facebooks handling of the growing public-relations crisis is remarkable in that one of the worlds biggest compa-nies seems not to be playing by well-established crisis-man-agement rules.This will go down as the textbook case study as how not to handle a crisis,Ž said Scott Galloway, a New York University professor of marketing. The only thing we know about this and are com-fortable predicting is that its going to get worse.ŽIn his statement Wednesday „ posted, of course, on Facebook „ Zuckerberg acknowledged that mistakes were made, outlined changes the company has undertaken, and accepted responsibility for the problem. Experts said acknowledging accountability was a positive but the fact that Zuckerberg didnt outright apologize is a negative.My biggest skepticism is that weve seen this play before,Ž said Helio Fred Garcia, a professor of crisis management at NYU and Columbia University in New York. Theyre caught coming short of customers privacy expectations. They tweak pro-cedures. But they dont seem to learn from mistakes, dont really seem to care.ŽMost Fortune 500 compa-nies adhere to well-established crisis-management rules. When video surfaced of a pas-senger being dragged from an overbooked United Airlines flight last April, for example, CEO Oscar Munoz at first hedged but then apologized. When Pepsi ran an ad last spring featuring Kendall Jenner that appeared to trivialize the Black Lives MatterŽ move-ment, the company pulled the ad saying, Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologize.Ž The point is to at least make an effort to seem remorseful to win back public trust, experts say. But despite user outcry on its own Facebook page and a call from Congress for Zuckerberg to testify about Facebooks role in election-meddling, Facebook seems to be charting its own course.At this point, Why did you wait so long to make a state-ment? is now news in itself,Ž Paul Argenti, a business professor at Dartmouth, said before Zuckerberg spoke up.Its a pattern Facebook has long followed, according to Garcia. Facebook hedged during its early days in 2007 over a controversial advertis-ing program called Beacon that did not alert users it was shar-ing their activity, and it did so again in its response to Russian bots hijacking Facebook ad software during the Trump campaign in 2016.Facebook has been too late. Facebook has done too little and has been too legalisticŽ each time, Garcia said. I have yet to find a crisis Facebook handled that I could stand in front of crisis management classes and say, Heres an example of how to handle a crisis. Theyve never been able to handle a crisis.ŽNow that Zuckerberg has addressed the public, the PR flap may eventually be forgotten. But it will take a lot longer than if the company had addressed public concerns immediately, Garcia said.Its much harder to restore trust once it has been lost than to preserve trust before it has been lost,Ž he said.Crisis experts: Facebook has mishandled data scandalBy Zeke Miller and Jonathan LemireThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The tempest over President Donald Trumps congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin quickly grew on Wednesday into an uproar over White House leaks, sparking an internal investigation and speculation over who might be the next person Trump forces out of the West Wing.The White House, which has suffered frequent leaks „ at times of notable sever-ity „ said in a statement it would be a fireable offense and likely illegalŽ to leak Trumps briefing papers to the press, after word emerged that the president had been warned in briefing materials not to congratulate the Russian president on his re-election.Trump did so anyway, and on Wednesday he defended the call, saying George W. Bush did not have the smartsŽ to work with Putin, and that Barack Obama and his secretary of state, Hill-ary Clinton didnt have the energy or chemistryŽ with the Russian leader.Aides had included guidance in Trumps talking points for the call to Putin stating: DO NOT CONGRATULATE,Ž a senior administration official said Wednesday, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the official had not been authorized to discuss inter-nal matters.The document had been accessible only to a select group of staffers, two officials said, and had been drafted by aides to National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. They also said there now is an internal probe of the leak but provided no other details. The officials spoke on the condi-tion of anonymity to discuss sensitive internal deliberations. The White House is not formally acknowledging the veracity of the presiden-tial guidance first reported by The Washington Post. Trump defended his deci-sion to congratulate Putin in his Wednesday tweets, saying Obama did the same in 2012.Getting along with Russia (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing,Ž Trump said, adding that Russia can help solve problemsŽ from North Korea to the coming Arms Race.ŽThe White House statement earlier Wednesday about a possible firing was an unusual threat and an indication of the seriousness with which the administra-tion is treating the latest breach. Trump and Chief of Staff John Kelly are both angry over the disclosure, officials said, especially because of the small circle of distribution.Trump has told confidants that be believes the leak was meant to embarrass and undermine him, said White House officials and outside advisers familiar with the presidents thinking but not authorized to publicly dis-cuss private conversations.The president has suggested it was done by the deep state,Ž they said. Thats the catchall phrase for career officials and the Washington establishment who, Trump believes, have tried to protect their own grasp on power by sabotaging him.Trump has insisted that maintaining a strong personal relationship with Putin is the United States best chance of improving ties with Russia and has sig-naled to allies that he trusts his own instincts in dealing with the Russian president.Other leaks of classified material „ including partial transcripts of Trumps calls with foreign leaders „ have not garnered specific warnings of termination or criminal action. It was not clear whether this weeks document was classified, but it was included with other classified papers.It also was unclear whether Trump, who pre-fers oral briefings, had read the talking points prepared by his national security team before Tuesdays call. McMaster briefed the pres-ident in person before the conversation in the White House residence. Tempest over TrumpPutin call sparks internal investigation Uproar in WH over leaksIn this “ le photo taken on July 7, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. The Kremlin said Trump called Putin to congratulate him on re-election, and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders con“ rmed that Trump spoke with Putin Tuesday. [AP PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI] By Haruna Umar and Krista LarsonThe Associated PressDAPCHI, Nigeria „ Boko Haram Islamic extremists brought back nearly all of the 110 girls they had kidnapped from a boarding school last month, dropping them off in the middle of the night Wednesday with a warning: Dont ever put your daughters in school again.ŽSeveral of the girls inter-viewed by The Associated Press said they had been traveling for days before the convoy of vehicles arrived in the center of the town of Dapchi around 2 a.m. Residents who had fled upon hearing that Boko Haram was headed their way watched from hiding as dozens of girls descended from the vehicles apparently unharmed.We were freed because we are Muslim girls and they didnt want us to suffer. That is why they released us,Ž said Khadija Grema, one of the freed girls who said a Christian classmate remained captive.The extraordinary develop-ment brought elation to most of the families, but more heartache for the relatives of the six girls still unaccounted for. The sister of one girl fainted Wednesday upon hearing that she was not among those freed.One 14-year-old released by the fighters told reporters that five girls had died. She did not provide other details and it was not immediately possible to independently verify her claim.The abductions in Dapchi have evoked painful memories of the tragedy in Chibok, where 276 girls were kidnapped from their boarding school. Nearly four years later, about 100 of them have never returned home. Many had been forced to marry their captors and had children fathered by them.The Nigerian government denied that it had paid a ransom or made a prisoner swap in exchange for the girls freedom. The girls were released through back-channel efforts and with the help of some friends of the country, and it was unconditional,Ž Information Minister Lai Mohammed told journalists in the capital, Abuja. No money changed hands. They only had one condition „ that they will return them to where they took them. So in the early hours of today, they did return the girls and most of them went to their parents,Ž he said. Group returns taken Nigerian girls

PAGE 3 | Thursday, March 22, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS BEST BETS FOR TODAYCLOSING YOUR SEASONAL HOME: From 2 to 3:30p.m. at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. Register at or by calling 352-343-4101 ext. 2719. BAD ART NIGHT: From 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Eustis Memorial Library, 120 N. Center St. Make a sculpture or painting, as long as its really bad. Best bad art wins a trophy. For grades 6 to 12. Call 352-357-5686 to register.NEWS BRIEFSTAVARESSea plane ” ips in Lake Dora, no injuries reportedHigh winds Wednesday flipped a sea plane in Lake Dora at about 12:30 p.m. as the pilot made a U-turn on the lake.John Cossette of Minnesota was not injured and was able to get out of the plane before a boat reached him.There were no injuries, said Tavares officer Courtney Sorapuru. "It was a very windy day today," she said.The accident happened about 100 yards off the pavil-ion in Wooton Park. OCALAMan faces 30 years for helping teens dispose of bodyA Florida man faces up to 30 years in prison for helping dispose of a murdered teen's body.The Ocala StarBanner reports that 44-year-old James Young Havens III pleaded guilty Tuesday to accessory after the fact. No date was immediately set for his sentencing.Authorities say a group of teens lured 15-year-old Seath Jackson, who had previously dated a girl in the group, to a Summerfield home in April 2011. He was beaten and shot multiple times. His body was burned, and authorities say Havens drove two of the teens to a water-filled quarry in Ocala, where they dumped three buckets filled with human remains.Four other suspects are serving life sentences: 27-year-old Justin Soto, By Frank Stanfield frankstanfield@ dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ The girlfriend of the man who allegedly killed 84-year-old Bernadine Montgomery in her Leesburg home will testify against him when the trial begins on April 2 thanks to a plea deal that could see her get a light sentence for using Montgom-erys stolen credit cards.Tracie Jo Naffziger, 42, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder, accessory after the fact and fraudulent credit card charges in exchange for a pretrial inter-vention sentence. Part of the agreement is that she must stay out of trouble, show up for her sentencing and testify against David Mariotti.Mariotti, 35, is charged with first-degree murder and bat-tery during a home burglary in the 2016 slaying, and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Assistant State Attorney Rich Buxman and Executive Assistant Public Defender John Spivey square off today in a pretrial motion hearing before Circuit Judge Don Briggs. Issues include the death penalty.Mariotti said he and Naffziger went to Montgomerys home in Palmora Park in June 2016, hoping to find handyman work. He said when Montgomery caught Naffziger stealing, he attacked her with a decorative chord and strangled her.Spivey was able to get most of the confession suppressed Mans girlfriend to testify against himNaffziger Mariotti By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comEUSTIS … Eustis will be welcoming talent from all over the nation Saturday for its third annual Busker Festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. downtown.The buskers … or street performers … will offer an array of acts, from singing and dancing to comedy and visual arts. The free, family-oriented festival gives visi-tors a chance to vote for their favorite busker act by presenting receipts from purchases at area restaurants, businesses and city utilitiesduring March. Weird, wild, funny and entertaining performers descend on Eustis SaturdayStreet Breakz performs at the 2017 Busker Festival in downtown Eustis. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] By Jim TurnerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Flori-das nearshore waters would be off limits to future oil and gas drilling under a measure that moved closer Tuesday to appearing before voters in November.The state Constitution Revision Commission voted 32-1 to advance a proposal (Proposal 91) that seeks to prohibit oil and gas drilling within about three miles of the East Coast and nine miles of the Gulf of Mexico coast.These things (oil rigs) are not what we want along our shorelines,Ž said Commissioner Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, a former mayor of Sewalls Point who sponsored the proposal. We want to protect our natural resources and our scenic beauty.ŽCommissioners still will have to take a final vote on the proposed constitutional amendment before it could go on the November ballot. The commission meets every 20 years to propose constitu-tional amendments and faces Drilling ban could be headed to ballot TAKIN IT TO THE STREETSBusker Festival scheduleAlexander/Pocket Park 11 a.m.: Coney Island Chris 12 p.m.: The Flaming Ginger 1 p.m.: Ways to be Wicked 2 p.m.: Rafael's Magic 3 p.m.: Wacky Chad 4 p.m.: Cool Hands Luke Show Great Pizza Company 10:30 a.m.: The Sunset Ryders 11:30 a.m.: Bib Tiki & the MaiTais 12:30 p.m.: Boosch Crew 1:30 p.m.: Remedy Tree 2:30 p.m.: The Powic Family 3:30 p.m.: 6 Strings and a Toothless Saw Tillie's Tavern & Grill 11:30 a.m.: boB 12:30 p.m.: Makayla Grace 2 p.m.: Sax on the Street 3 p.m.: Coney Island Chris 4 p.m.: DIAMOND Eustis Town Center 11 a.m.: Crazy Indy 12 p.m.: George Gilbert Show 1 p.m.: The Unicycling Unicorn Wine Cellars Uncorked 11:30 a.m.: Remedy Tree 12:30 p.m.: The Powic Family 1:30 p.m.: 6 Strings & a Toothless Saw 2:30 p.m.: Fiona Chalmers 3:30 p.m.: Briana Merry Jewelers 10:30 a.m.: DIAMOND 11:30 a.m.: Makayla Grace 1:30 p.m.: Big Tiki & the MaiTais 2:30 p.m.: Ray Brazen 3:30 p.m.: boB Bay Pharmacy 10:30 a.m.: Ray Brazen 11:30 a.m.: Rafael's Magic 12:30 p.m.: Fiona Chalmers 1:30 p.m.: Julie Brown Standup Comedy 2:30 p.m.: Sax on the Street 3:30 p.m.: B-TRuBoxMann Ferran Park 10:30 a.m.: Ways to be Wicked 11:30 a.m.: Boosch Crew 12:30 p.m.: B-TRuBoxMann 1:30 p.m.: Briana 2:30 p.m.: The Sunset Ryders 3:30 p.m.: Julie Brown Standup Comedy Ferran Park Fountain 11 a.m.: The Unicycling Unicorn 12 p.m.: Cool Hands Luke Show 1 p.m.: Wacky Chad 2 p.m.: Crazy Indy 3 p.m.: The Flaming Ginger 4 p.m.: George Gilbert Show Staff ReportTAVARES „ The seventh annual Landscape and Garden Fair will offer kid-friendly, nature-based activities this weekend. Sponsored by Lake County, the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County and the Lake County master gar-deners, the festival attracts thousands of guests annually to hear expert speakers pres-ent on a variety of topics, Landscape and Garden Fair o ers free activities for familiesSee BRIEFS, A4 See TESTIFY, A4 See TALENT, A4The seventh annual Landscape and Garden Fair offers kidfriendly, nature-based activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. [SUBMITTED] David Mariotti is accused of killing 84-year-old Bernadine Montgomery in LeesburgSee FAIR, A4 See DRILLING, A4


A4 Thursday, March 22, 2018 | Thomas Joseph Kuhn Sr. 87 passed away March 5,2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Tom was born in Indianapolis, IN and raised his children in Greenwood, IN. When he retired 30 years ago, he became a resident of Grand Island, Florida. Tom was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his death. Tom attended Purdue University and proudly served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. Tom received The Korean Presidential Unit Citation Commemorative Medal from Korea. Tom retired from IBM as a Customer Service Engineer after 33 years of employment. Tom was also a member of the Greenwood Moose Lodge. He also volunteered with the Greenwood Fire Department when he lived in Greenwood. Tom was married to Barbara (Hawkins) who proceeded him in death. He was also proceeded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Richard Kuhn and Raymond Kuhn. Survivors include a brother Harry Kuhn, three daughters and four sons, Lee Kuhn, Indianapolis, Lin (Windal) Burton, Indianapolis, Tom (Sally) Kuhn, Nineveh, Chris Kuhn, Greenwood, Doug (Kathy) Kuhn, Nineveh, Susie Lane, Greenwood and Tony (Lynette) Kuhn, Florida. Two Step daughters, Ellen (Bob) Hogenschmidt, Florida and Lisa (Tom) Nales, Florida. He also leaves behind 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Florida friends and family may gather at Sunlake Estates Clubhouse, 1045 Great Lakes Blvd., Grand Island, Florida 32735 for a celebration of Toms life Sunday, March 25th from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. Private Graveside will be held Monday in Greenwood Cemetery, Eustis, Florida. In lieu of ”owers, donations can be made at the Greenwood Fire Foundation in his name. 155 East Main Street, Greenwood.Thomas Joseph Kuhn Sr. Funeral Services Mary Annette AusleyMary Annette Ausley, 75, of Bushnell, died Sunday, March 18, 2018. Rocker-Cusack Mortuary, Leesburg. FL.Joseph Jay McDuf“eJoseph Jay McDuf“e, 69, of Leesburg, died Saturday, March 10, 2018. RockerCusack Mortuary, Leesburg, FL. Berle N. Bailey, 76, of Tavares, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018. Born in Crisp County, Georgia, he moved to Lake County in 1974 from Ocala, Florida. He was a Publix Meat Manager from 19652005. He was an active member and deacon with LifePointe Church, Eustis. Berle volunteered and went on several Mission Trips to Africa and Central America. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a volunteer “re“ghter. Berle is survived by his 2 sons, Mike Bailey, Mount Dora, FL, John Seaquist, Eustis, FL; 2 daughters, Michelle M. Bailey, Apopka, FL, Yvonne Newsome, Howey In The Hills, FL; brother, Derle Bailey, Boynton Beach, FL; 2 sisters, Marolyn Whittle, Cordele, GA, Merle Wade Arabi, GA; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Services will be held at LifePointe Church, Eustis on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Pine Forest Cemetery, Mount Dora. The family will receive friends at the Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 6:00 till 8:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made to LifePointe Church Missions Program, 3551 East Orange Avenue, Eustis, Florida 32736. Online Guestbook available at Arrangements by Harden/ Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis.Berle N. Bailey Hyacinth Scott, 102, of Silver Springs, MD, was born November 11, 1915, in Cairo, Costa Rica. She peacefully transitioned for labor to reward on March 14, 2018. Graveside services will convene 2:00P.M., Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Wildwood Community Cemetery, 705 Industrial Drive, Wildwood, FL. Rev. Brum“eld of“ciating. Professional services entrusted to Rocker-Cusack Mortuary, Leesburg, FL, (352)435-9326. On-line condolences may be placed at www. rockercusackmortuary. com Hyacinth Lilith Scott Donald AlexanderDonald Alexander, 54 of Orlando died Saturday, March 17, 2018. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home. Fern Park Chapel. 407.645.4633.John Alexander ReamsJohn Alexander Reams, 62 of Leesburg died Monday, March 19, 2018. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home. Eustis Chapel 352.589.4666Michael WilsonMichael Wilson, 65 of Lake Mary died Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home. Fern Park Chapel. 407.645.4633 Jean Wright, 90, of Wildwood passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018. Mrs. Wright was born January 6, 1928 in Washington, DC to William Albert and Lillian Cary (Mattell) Damitz. She retired from McGraw… Hill Co. after 20 years of service. Jean moved to Continental Country Club in 1983 from Marlboro, NJ. She was of the Presbyterian Faith and attended The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at Continental. She was a 50+ year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Atlas Chapter in West“eld, NJ; the Continental 18 Hole Ladies Golf Association, Past President of the Business and Professional Womens Association in Hightstown, NJ and the Professional Horsemans Association of America, NJ Chapter. Survivors include her step-daughter, Jacqueline Baise of Elizabeth, NJ; step-greatgranddaughter, Victoria, plus several nieces, nephews and cousins. She also leaves her dear friend and caregiver for the past 15 years, Ann Rubacha. On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus. com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/ Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood. Jean Wright 25-year-old Charlie Ely, 23-year-old Kyle Hooper and 21-yearold Amber Wright. The groups leader, 25-year-old Michael Bargo has been sen-tenced to death. RIVERVIEWDeputies rescue 3-month-old puppy from storm drainDeputies have rescued a 3-month-old puppy from a storm drain in Florida.The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office said in a Face-book post Tuesday that Deputy Tara Quezada was alerted to a small puppy that fell into a storm drain filled with water and was strug-gling to stay afloat.Quezada called her zone partner Deputy Zachary Shute for help.Authorities say the puppy was deep within the storm drain and out of the deputies reach.Shute grabbed hold of Quezadas duty belt, lowered her head first into the storm drain and used the net to rescue the puppy.The puppy, affectionately named Poncho,Ž was taken to the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center. TAMPAConfederate monument in Florida moved to private cemeteryA Confederate monument has been relocated from the grounds of a Florida courthouse to a private cemetery.Hillsborough County commissioners voted in August to remove the monument from the front of a court-house annex in Tampa.In a Tampa Bay Times report, Ken Brandon said the century-old statue now occupies a corner of his familys cemetery near a busy state road.Three Tampa Bay-area sports teams „ the NFLs Buccaneers, the NHLs Lightning and the Rays of Major League Baseball „ contributed to the campaign to move the monument. BRIEFSFrom Page A3The Grand Finale, which features top performers from each division, will be held in Ferran Park on the bandshell stage starting at 6:30 p.m.Our festival has grown since its first year. Its becoming a favorite within the busking community. It's really exciting,Ž said Eustis Event Coordinator Erin Bailey.In years past, the winner has received a $5,000 grand prize, but Bailey said the grand prize this year has been split differently to spread the winnings among divisions at the request of the buskers themselves.Weve redirected the grand prize to $3,000 but are spreading more money out so we have more top winners. That means first, second and third cash prizes for all divisions,Ž Bailey said.Bailey said the $3,000 grand prize is what par-ticipants will shoot for, but there will also be a $1,500 peoples choice award, plus a $1,000 second place award and $750 for third place.In addition, each divi-sion will be awarded with $500, $250 and $100 first-, secondand third-place prizes.The participants thought spreading out the prize offered more of an incentive for perform-ers who were coming from farther away,Ž she said.This year, the festival will includemore then 40acts at various busk stops,Ž located in front of the Alexander Pocket Park, the Great Pizza Company, Tillies Tavern & Grill, the Eustis Town Center, Wine Cellars Uncorked, Merry Jewel-ers, Bay Pharmacy, Ferran Park and the Ferran Park fountain throughout the day.Each act will perform twice for 30 minutes. Judges will rate each act and invite the top performers to the Grand Finale.Bailey said the two acts coming from the farthest away are The Unicycling Unicorn from Minnesota and Wacky Chad from Massachusetts.She also said George Gilbert, the comedian who took the grand prize in the festivals inaugural year is expected back.David Ferman, the juggling escape artist who won last year is not signed up. TALENTFrom Page A3when he argued that police misled Mariotti about the sentence he might receive.Naffziger told police she wasnt in the home when Montgomery was murdered, but the two used her credit cards and pawned stolen items from the home.Ms. Naffziger advised that the body of the victim was concealed within the home for several days while she and (Mariotti) used her vehicle and assets,Ž Leesburg Police Detective Jim Dunagan wrote in his arrest report.Naffziger confessed that after about a week, she and Mariotti returned to the home, put her body in the trunk of Mrs. Mont-gomerys car and dumped it in the Ocala National Forest along State Road 19 somewhere near the Marion-Putnam County line.Authorities have never been able to find her body.It is not the first time Naffziger has been in trouble. In February of 2016, she was charged with using a former boy-friends credit cards and his bank account while he was in jail. Court action on those charges have been put on hold, for now.On May 26, 2016, a Leesburg detective work-ing on that case made note of a phone conversation he had with her earlier. The defendant had previously commented during a phone call she had moved out of Lees-burg and did not intend on returning. She was living as a transient at that time. I was unable to locate her for the second interview.ŽLess than a month later, on June 22, police went to Montgomerys house when neighbors said they had not seen their elderly friend for a week. TESTIFYFrom Page A3 including colorful land-scapes, native plants, vegetable gardening and honeybees.Family activities will include the childrens passport event, with stops at five gardens including the five senses garden, native plant walk, enabling herb garden, rose garden and vegetable garden. Chil-dren can also participate in the maze scavenger hunt, complete with prizes.The butterfly release is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday. Children will learn about the life cycle of butterflies while receiving a hands-on opportunity to release them into the butterfly greenhouse and watch them fly and feed on sugar water and nectar plants. The but-terfly release is limited to the first 50 children.Visitors also have an opportunity to browse and purchase goods from vendors selling land-scaping materials, native plants, fruit trees and more.The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Satur-day and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lake County Extension Centers Discovery Gardens, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares. For details, call 352-343-4101 or go to www.lakecountyfl. gov/ gardenfair. FAIRFrom Page A3 an early May deadline to finish its work. Thurlow-Lippisch said her proposal is a needed statementŽ to help the economy, wildlife and quality of life for Floridians.It doesnt matter if you are rich or poor, or black or white or an alien from outer space, if you get to come here, you can walk the beaches and enjoy what they are,Ž Thurlow-Lippisch said.Florida law currently prohibits the state from granting leases to drill for oil or natural gas in state coastal waters. But putting a drilling ban in the Constitution would be more permanent. Thurlow-Lippischs proposal wouldnt impact the transportation of oil and gas products produced out-side those waters.The proposal comes amid debate about Trump administration plans to allow oil and gas drilling in federal waters off various parts of the country. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke appeared in January in Tallahassee and said drilling would not occur off Floridas coasts, but the administrations stance has continued to draw questions. The issue involves waters beyond the nations outer continental shelf „ a jurisdictional term describing submerged lands 1 0.36 statutory miles off Floridas West Coast and three nautical miles off the East Coast.Former state Senate President Don Gaetz, a Niceville Republican who is a member of the Constitution Revision Commission, recalled the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and said the goal is for it not to happen again.Even the perception of oil reaching our Florida beaches, on the Northwest Florida coast, brought our economy, which is largely dependent on tourism, on its knees,Ž Gaetz said. The economic damages that we suffered were in the billions of dollars.ŽThe region has been able to rebound in part through a settlement with BP. About three-quarters of the $2 billion the state is expected to receive will go to the non-profit orga-nization Triumph Gulf Coast, which will direct money to economicdevelopment projects in Northwest Florida.Constitution Revision Commission member Gary Lester, a vice presi-dent of The Villages who was appointed to the commission by Gov. Rick Scott, cast the lone vote against the drilling-ban proposal.Sen. Tom Lee, a Thonotosassa Republican and member of the commission, advised Thurlow-Lippisch „ while voting for the proposal „ to consider adding a definition of drilling to offset the need for a future constitutional rewrite.I can see a day where technology is advanced to a point where someone may be able to do something with a level of comfort, security and safety that would satisfy you and the rest of us, that they could protect Floridas Gulf Coast and still accomplish the objec-tive we dont want them accomplishing through what is loosely called drilling today,Ž Lee said. DRILLINGFrom Page A3 The Flaming Ginger performs at the Busker Festival in Eustis. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT]

PAGE 5 | Thursday, March 22, 2018 A5drive away, authorities followed.Conditt ran into a ditch on the side of the road, and SWAT officers approached. Thats when he detonated a bomb inside the vehicle, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said.His motive remained a mystery, and authorities did not immediately say whether he acted alone in the five bombings in the Texas capital and suburban San Antonio that killed two people and wounded four others.Investigators released few details about Conditt, except his age and that he was white. Neighbors say he was home schooled. He later attended Austin Community College from 2010 to 2012, according to a college spokeswoman, but he did not graduate.In posts dated from 2012, a blogger who identified himself as Mark Conditt of suburban Pflugerville wrote that gay marriage should be illegal. He also called for the elimination of sex offender registrations and argued in favor of the death penalty. He listed his interests as cycling, tennis and listening to music.Of gay marriage, Conditt wrote: Homosexuality is not natural. Just look at the male and female bodies. They are obviously designed to couple.ŽJay Schulze, who lives in Pflugerville, said he was jogging Tuesday night when he was stopped by police and asked about the bombings. He said police flew drones over a home where Conditt lived with roommates for about six hours between Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning.He described the home as a weird house with a lot of people coming and goingŽ and a bit rundown.A neighbor who watched Conditt grow up said he always seemed like he was smartŽ and polite.Ž Jeff Reeb said he has lived next to Conditts parents for about 17 years and described them as good neighbors. Conditt had visited his parents regularly, he said.Austin was hit with four bombings starting on March 2. First packages left on doorsteps exploded, then a bomb with a tripwire was placed near a public trail. A fifth parcel bomb detonated early Tuesday at a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio.Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Austin, said Conditts fatal mistakeŽ was walking into a FedEx store to mail a package because that allowed authorities to obtain surveillance video that showed him and his vehicle, along with his license plate number. From there, McCaul told Austin television station KXAN, investigators could identify the suspect and eventually track him using his cellphone.Police warned of the possibility that more bombs had yet to be found. We dont know where this suspect has spent his last 24 hours, and therefore we still need to remain vigilant to ensure that no other packages or devices have been left to the community,Ž Manley said.By midday, Pflugerville police began evacuating the area around the suspects home to deploy a robot to check for explo-sives, and authorities detained two of Conditts roommates for questioning. One was later released. The second was still being questioned.Investigators initially believed the bombings may have been hate crimes because the vic-tims of the earliest blasts were black, but they backed off that theory after Hispanic and white victims from different parts of the city were also affected.Fred Milanowski, an agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said it was hard to sayŽ if the bomb-ing suspect had acted alone.What we do know is we believe the same person built each one of these devices,Ž said Milanowski, the agent in charge of the Houston division of the ATF.Austin Mayor Steve Adler thanked law enforcement for their work in bringing down the suspect and urged residents to continue to report anything that appeared suspicious or out of place.Isaac Figueroa, 26, said he and his brother heard sirens and helicopters around 2 a.m. Wednes-day in the area and drove toward them, then cut through nearby woods on foot after they hit a police roadblock.Figueroa said they saw a sport utility vehicle that was pinned between large vans and looked like it had been rammed off the road.Ž He said police later deployed a robot to go examine the vehicle.President Donald Trump, who had earlier said whoever was responsible for the Austin bombings was obviously a very sick individual,Ž tweeted, AUSTIN BOMBING SUSPECT IS DEAD. Great job by law enforcement and all concerned!ŽThe suspects death followed a day of rapidfire developments in the case. Early Tuesday, a bomb inside a package exploded as it passed along a conveyor belt at a FedEx shipping center in Schertz, northeast of San Antonio and about 60 miles (95 kilometers) southwest of Austin.Later in the day, police sent a bomb squad to a FedEx facility outside the Austin airport to check on a suspicious package. Authorities later said that package contained an explosive that was tied to the other bombings. AUSTINFrom Page A1with 12 to 18 inches fore-cast. Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emer-gency in New Jersey, where most areas were expected to see at least 8 inches. Forecasters said Boston could get 6 inches, and the Philadelphia area could see a foot.The storm was just the latest to come off the assembly line in the Northeast since March 2. Many peoples tolerance for wintry weather was already worn thin, after repeated power outages and lots of white-knuckle driving.I didnt think Id still need to keep storm stuff in my car in late March, but what are you going to do?Ž Wilson Collins, of Toms River, New Jersey, said as he checked his car trunk to make sure he had a shovel, a blanket and other emergency items. I just hope this is finally it.ŽOn the other side of the country, a storm brought heavy rain to California, and tens of thousands of people in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties were ordered to flee their homes because of the danger of mudslides on slopes burned by recent wildfires.By late morning in the East, hundreds of auto accidents were reported. On New Yorks Long Island, Newsday reported that a woman was killed and five people were injured when a van over-turned on a parkway.More than 1,000 flights in the New York City area alone were canceled, with a ripple effect on air travel around the country. On the ground, Amtrak scaled back service on the Northeast corridor between Washington and Boston, and some states banned trucks from major highways.The storm also unloaded snow on Vir-ginia and West Virginia as it pushed into the North-east. Virginia reported more than 240 traffic accidents since midnight. In West Virginia, around 17,000 customers were without power.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 5,500 utility workers and 300 National Guard members were standing by. The state also sent generators, light towers, plows and salt to areas that have already endured multi-day, storm-related power out-ages this month.Cuomo said he was told the utilities were better prepared this time.We have had assur-ances,Ž he said. Frankly, Im not satisfied with the assurances.ŽNot everyone was sick of the snow.In Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, about 90 miles outside Philadelphia, 10-year-old siblings Talia and Miles Broadhurst made their own fun on yet another day off from school, climbing onto the family SUV and sliding down the snow-slicked windshield and hood before plopping onto the snow. STORMFrom Page A1 Of“ cials investigate near a vehicle, center, where a suspect in the deadly bombings that terrorized Austin blew himself up as authorities closed in on him, in Round Rock, Texas on Wednesday. [JAY JANNER/AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN VIA AP] Of“ cials remove Mark Anthony Conditts car, the suspect in a series of bombing attacks in Austin, from where he blew himself up as authorities closed in on Wednesday in Round Rock, Texas. [ERIC GAY/AP]


A6 Thursday, March 22, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ School board members would be limited to eight years in office under a pro-posal that moved forward Wednesday in the state Constitution Revision Commission.The proposed constitutional amendment (Proposal 43), sponsored by Commissioner Erika Donalds of Naples, would limit county school-board members who are elected on Nov. 6 or later to no more than two consecutive four-year terms.Donalds, a member of the Collier County School Board, said the proposal is similar to a constitutional amendment adopted by Florida voters in 1992 that limited state lawmakers and Cabinet members to two terms. The governor is also limited to eight years in office.People do know whats best for them,Ž Donalds said in response to argu-ments that the public does not understand the ramifications of term limits. Thats why they support term limits in such huge measure, basically at every level of government.ŽShe said voters can com-pare the Florida Legislature with Congress, which does not have term limits.They can see very clearly the difference between having term limits and not having term limits,Ž Don-alds said.Commissioner Chris Smith, who opposed the measure, said limiting the terms of school board members and other elected officials gives more power to lobbyists and staff who remain in the system while elected officials come and go.It empowers lobbyists. It creates more and more lobbyists. I dont think the public truly under-stands the ramifications of term limits,Ž said Smith, a former state senator from Fort Lauderdale. Its one of those things that sounds good. Everybody wants to throw the bums out.ŽCommissioner Jeanette Nunez of Miami voted for the measure.I am the poster child of term limits. It works,Ž said Nunez, who has served eight years as a Republican member of the Florida House. As she leaves office later this year because of term limits, she said she looks forward to the new crop of individuals who will bring fresh ideas and a new perspectiveŽ to the Legislature.Commissioner Arthenia Joyner of Tampa, a former state senator who voted against the measure, said term limits are not necessary for school board members who are acces-sible to local voters.If you mess up, they will get you out. They will limit your term. We dont need to do it. We need to let the people do it,Ž Joyner said.The commission voted 27-6 to advance the proposal to the CRCs Style and Drafting Committee. If approved by the commit-tee, the measure will return to the full CRC, where it must win support from at least 22 commissioners to be placed on the Novem-ber ballot.Donalds withdrew another proposed constitutional amendment (Proposal 33) that would have required all school superintendents in the state to be appointed, rather than allowing coun-ties the current option of appointing or electing the superintendents.School board term limits could go to votersThe proposed constitutional amendment (Proposal 43), sponsored by Commissioner Erika Donalds of Naples, would limit county school-board members who are elected on Nov. 6 or later to no more than two consecutive four-year terms. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] By Dara KamNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Gov. Rick Scott has ordered eight Florida Highway Patrol troopers to beef up security at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where gunman Nikolas Cruz killed 14 students and three staff members and injured 17 others last month in one of the nations worst school shootings.Scotts office said Wednesday the troopers will report to the school Thursday morning. The governor offered additional law-enforcement officers Tuesday, after two Douglas High students were arrested for bringing knives to school and a third was arrested for making threats on social media. The day before, Cruzs brother, Zachary, was arrested after he was caught skateboard-ing at the Parkland school despite being banned from campus.Also this week, Broward County sheriffs deputy Moises Carotti, the schools resource officer, was suspended with pay after a student discovered the officer sleeping in his patrol car on Monday. Recent events at the school have demonstrated the need for additional security mea-sures to be implemented,Ž Scott wrote Tuesday to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and county school Superintendent Robert Runcie.Scott said parents, including those whose children were slain during the Valentines Day attack, were worried about safety at the school.It is imperative that the proper steps are immediately taken at all schools, including Marjory Stoneman Douglas to keep students and staff safe. Par-ents, students and teachers have recently endured one of the worst tragedies in Florida history. They must be assured that every nec-essary step is being taken to increase safety and ensure no unauthorized people are allowed on campus,Ž he advised the local officials.Scott ordered immediate action be taken to require an armed law enforcement officer to secure every point of entryŽ at the Parkland high school, offering to provide FHP officers until a more permanent safety plan can be put into place.ŽThe governor also ordered Israel and the Bro-ward County school system to tell state education offi-cials what other steps are being taken to keep stu-dents safe on campus.ŽScotts office announced Wednesday that Israel requested the eight FHP troopers, who will report for duty Thursday, to secure entry points at the high school. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who had dozens of encounters with law-enforcement and mental-health profession-als over a lengthy period but who was never arrested or institutionalized and who legally purchased the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle „ with no waiting period „ he is charged with using in the slayings.In response to the shoot-ing, lawmakers, who were in session when the massacre occurred, hurriedly passed a sweeping measure addressing school safety, guns and mental health. Scott signed the law on March 9. On Tuesday, Israels office used one of the provisions in the new law to try to take fire-arms away from Zachary Cruz, who was also involuntarily committed under the Baker Act for a mental health evaluation after his arrest Monday.Israels office filed a request in circuit court for a risk protection orderŽ against Zachary Cruz, who is being held on a $500,000 bond. The order would pro-hibit Cruz from possessing or acquiring guns for a period of time that would be determined by a judge.State troopers to beef up security at Stoneman DouglasFaculty and staff greet police of“ cers stationed outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, on Feb. 28 in Parkland. [MATIAS J. OCNER/MIAMI HERALD VIA AP]

PAGE 7 | Thursday, March 22, 2018 A7By Aron HellerThe Associated PressTEL AVIV, Israel „ The Israeli military confirmed on Wednesday it carried out the 2007 airstrike in Syria that destroyed what was believed to be a nuclear reactor, lifting the veil of secrecy over one of its most daring and mysterious operations in recent memory.Although Israel was widely believed to have been behind the Sept. 6, 2007, airstrike, it has never before commented pub-licly on it.In a lengthy release, the military revealed that eight F-15 fighter jets carried out the top-secret airstrikes against the facility in the Deir el-Zour region, 450 kilometers (about 300 miles) northeast of Damas-cus, destroying a site that had been in development for years and was scheduled to go into operation at the end of that year.Israels involvement has been one of its most closely held secrets, and it was not immediately clear why Israel decided to go public now. The military would not com-ment on its reasoning, but the move could be related to the upcoming memoir of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who ordered the strike and has hinted about it for years. It could also be meant as a warning to archenemy Iran, which is deeply involved in Syr-ias conflict. The motivation of our enemies has grown in recent years, but so too the might of the Israeli military,Ž Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Wednesday. Every-one in the Middle East would do well to internal-ize this equation.ŽIsrael and Syria have always been bitter ene-mies. Throughout Syrias seven-year civil war, Israel has carried out well over 100 airstrikes, most believed to have been aimed at suspected weap-ons shipments destined for the Iranian-backed Hezbollah militant group. Both Iran and Hezbollah are allied with Syrian President Bashar Assad.At the time of the 2007 strike, Syria accused Israel of invading its air-space, but gave no further details about the target.The pre-mission briefing, made public Wednesday, stated that the operation should not be attributed to Israel so as to minimize the poten-tial for an all-out war.The Syria strike was reminiscent of an Israeli attack in 1981 against a reactor being built in Iraq. That strike was later credited with pre-venting Saddam Hussein from acquiring weapons of mass destruction that could have been used in the Gulf War a decade later. The message from the 2007 attack on the reactor is that Israel will not tolerate construction that can pose an existential threat,Ž military chief Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot said in Wednesdays statement. This was the message in 1981, this is the message in 2007 and this is the future message to our enemies.ŽEisenkot, who at the time commanded Israels northern front along the Lebanese and Syrian borders, said it marked Israels most comprehen-sive attack in Syria since the 1973 Mideast war, and that everyone involved knew it could spark a new one. He said only a hand-ful of top commanders were aware of the plans for Operation Outside The Box.ŽThe military said the F-15s took off from two bases in southern Israel at 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 5, and returned four hours later.Wednesdays announce-ment also indicated the Syrian reactor was much closer to completion than previously reported.From Israels perspective, the strike was an astounding success since it not only destroyed the site, but prevented further escalation and strengthened its deterrence in the region.Air force commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin said the current turmoil in Syria has further vindicated the strike, par-ticularly since the reactor was in an area later captured by Islamic State militants.Imagine what situation we would be in today if there was a nuclear reactor in Syria,Ž Norkin said. Israels decision to destroy the reactor is one of the most important decisions taken here in the last 70 years.ŽUzi Rabi, an expert on Iran at Tel Aviv Univer-sity, said Israels surprising confirmation might be meant as a warning signŽ to Iran as it expands its military footprint in Syria. Israel has warned against the establishment of a permanent Iranian military presence in Syria, particu-larly in areas close to Israel.Tzipi Livni, who was foreign minister at the time of the strike, told The Associated Press that in discussions after Israel dis-covered the reactor, we asked ourselves whether Israel can, or is, willing to live with this.ŽThe answer was no then, the answer is no now,Ž she said.Last month, Israel shot down an Iranian drone that entered its airspace, triggering a clash in which an Israeli warplane crashed after being struck by Syrian anti-aircraft fire. Israel responded by bombing Syrian anti-aircraft batteries.In Wednesdays statement, the military said it began obtaining information regarding foreign experts helping Syria develop the Deir el-Zour site in late 2004. Later, it discovered that North Korea was helping Syria build a reactor to manu-facture plutonium.In his memoir, Decision Points,Ž former President George W. Bush said Israel first asked the United States to bomb the site, and then carried out an attack itself when Washington declined.The strike came about a year after Israels inconclusive war against Hezbollah, in which the Lebanese guerrillas battled Israels army to a stalemate. The poor performance raised questions about Isra-els deterrent capabilities.Prime Minister Olmerts execution of the strike made up for the confidence I had lost in the Israelis during the Lebanon war,Ž Bush wrote, adding that the Israeli leader rejected a suggestion to go public with the operation.Olmert told me he wanted total secrecy. He wanted to avoid anything that might back Syria into a corner and force Assad to retaliate. This was his operation, and I felt an obligation to respect his wishes,Ž Bush wrote.Olmert has skirted around the issue, and military censors, for years, repeatedly saying that according to foreign sources Israel had been involved. After Bushs account was published in 2010, Olmert said: I dont want (to), and I cant deny it.ŽOlmert, who was prime minister from 2006 until 2009 and was recently released from prison after serving time for corruption, is expected to delve more deeply into the issue in his upcoming book. The disclosure looks to help rehabilitate at least part of Olmerts tarnished image while damaging the legacy of his longtime rival, then-Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who was reportedly hesitant to strike in Syria.Israeli military con rms it hit Syrian site in 2007This photo released by the Israel Defense Forces shows what was believed to be a nuclear reactor site that was dest royed by Israel, in the Deir el-Zour region, 450 kilometers (about 300 miles) northwest of Damascus, Syria. The Israeli military con“ rmed Wednesday that it carried out the 2007 airstrike in Syria that destroyed what was believed to be a nuclear reactor, lifting the veil of secrecy over one of its most daring and mysterious operations in recent memory. [IDF VIA AP]


A8 Thursday, March 22, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comregardless of the shape of their trailers, the notion of being uprooted is harsh.Ive been here all these years, many of us have, and they are just coming in here and making all us old folks get the hell out of here. They dont care about whats going to happen to us and can you imagine just wrecking all these buildings?Ž said Helen Smith, 94.Smith, who with her husband Bryan, 92, has lived at the park since 1972, doesnt know whether six months is enough time to deal with more than 40 years worth of belongings. I dont know what Im going to do with all this stuff. Look at us. How do they expect us to go through all this, pack it up and move it?Ž she said this week.Donnie and Carolyn Osborne said they saw the writing on the wall.The park, Donnie Osbourne said, has been for sale for more than 10 years, but more recently, hed seenstrangers walking around with clipboards.Osbourne said he was disappointed that the residents werent filled in before the matter went before Eustis Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board last week for approval of the projectsredevelopment plan.He said residents learned of the saleafterwards, saw announcements about itinthenewspaper and on Facebook. They have not received official word on the sale, compensation or move-out deadlines.Osbourne said his trailer, built in the 1960s,is in no condition to be moved. Compensation for a newer trailer is enticing, but he does not know what he and Carolyn will do about highermonthly lot rental fees.We love it here. The whole park is like a big family and we are going to miss that, but our biggest concern is finding another place to live in that we can afford. The rent here is probably the lowest rent in all of Lake County,Ž he said. God will provide.ŽHusebo said as WJ Capitals executives work through the closing of the near $1.9 purchase of the park, they are keeping in mind the hardship to residents.We are trying to put ourselves in their shoes and be sensitive to the situations these people are facing,Ž Husebo said.Husebo said the devel-oper is using a mobile home expert to provide help to any residents who need assistance finding a new home.Some of the 126 lots are vacant and many belong to part-time winter residents.Husebo said there are also many problems plaguing the park in its current state „ electrical, plumbing, standing water, flooding and more. He said hes received emails from peoplepleased to hear the aging park will be transformed into something more appealing and safe.Most of the lots are in violation of city ordinances and current infrastructure represents a safety threat in the event of a storm with high winds,Ž he said. We hate to have to see people move but this project is really going to have a lot of really positive impacts, too.ŽHusebo said the vision of the developer is to be a big part of downtown Eustis overall revitalization.The city of Eustis has made no secret of its hopes to revitalize that property. City Manager Ron Neibert said the land that Sharps Mobile Home Park sits on was identified as a cata-lystŽ site for that by the CRA Boards revitalization plan about 10 years ago.Thats why the city decided to enter into a public-private partnership with the developer, offering about $3.3 million in CRA funds for land improvements. The money will be paid from future taxes generated by the project.This (project) is gonna go a long way kick start-ing what I think Eustis can be,Ž Neibert said.Husebo said the developers will raise the grade of the property to solve standing water issues.He also said the new development, a gated community with improved lakeside boardwalks, medians, road improvements, landscaping, a pool and other amenities, will serve to beautify the corner of Bay Street and Lakeshore Drive at Ferran Park. Neibert said bringing in more permanent residents downtown is also a key factor in economic development of the city.Our vision is making downtown Eustis more Millennial, young and family friendly,Ž Husebo said.The mobile home park isnt the only parcel that will be affected. The One Fire building on the corner of Bay Street will be upgraded and transformed into office space with a parking lot where Almands Service Center and Towing now stands.Ron Lawson, a winter resident of Sharps Mobile Home Park with his wife, Linda, since 2001, said while he understand the benefits for the city, the developers and the park owner, the acquisition is still a hard pill to swallow.I dont care who knows but I paid $10,000 for our trailer and another $6,000 to fix it up and make it liv-able. What they are paying me will leave me a loser, but I am better off than some of my friends and neighbors because I have a home to go to,Ž Lawson said. Some residents are elderly, others are dis-abled and may beless able financially and this is an awful short time being given to have to give up what theyve worked their whole lives to get,Ž he said.Lawson said if the park wouldhave not sold and leftas is without the city, owneror residents improving con-ditions,residents may have been worse off. If they let it go and go, theyd just have had to condemn the place,Žhe said. LAKE CLUBFrom Page A1military ties, with parents working at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station or Andrews Air Force Base.It came a month after 17 people were killed at a Florida high school, and intensified calls for Congress to act on gun violence at schools.It wasnt immediately clear in Tuesdays attack whether the shooter „ identified as Austin Rollins, a student at Great Mills „ took his own life or was killed by the officers bullet, nor was it clear how the 14-year-old boy was wounded, St. Marys County Sheriff Tim Cam-eron said. But the sheriff credited the officer with preventing any more loss of life.The officer, Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill, a six-year veteran with SWAT team training working his first year inside the high school, responded quickly, Cameron said.Within a minute after Rollins fired his first shot, Gaskill had responded and fired a shot of his own. Cameron said Gaskill fired his weapon simultane-ously with a final shot fired by Rollins. Cameron said he did not know whether Rollins was intending to shoot himself or Gaskins, who was unharmed.He had to cover signifi-cant ground,Ž Cameron said of Gaskills response. The premise is simple: You go to the sound of gunfire.ŽAuthorities didnt release a motive, but said they believe the girl and Rollins previously had a relationship.Police did not identify the victims, but the family of 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey, a sophomore at Great Mills, confirmed she had been shot.Jaelynn is one of nine siblings, according to a statement from the family, and a member of the swim team.Jaelynn is an amazing young lady, whose peace-ful presence and love of her fellow students and family is known through-out her Maryland-based school,Ž the family state-ment said. At a vigil Tuesday night in nearby Lexington Park, religious leaders from different denominations prayed together for the victims. On a prayer wallŽ at The Church of the Ascension, people wrote prayers in chalk. One said: Lord, help the par-ents of the shooter to find hope and peace in you.Ž Another said: Please choose love.ŽPoliticians responded swiftly with calls to change laws and policies.We sympathize. We empathize. We have moments of silence. But we dont have action,Ž said the No. 2 U.S. House Democrat, Steny Hoyer, who represents the area in Congress. Wringing our hands is not enough.Ž OFFICERFrom Page A1

PAGE 9 | Thursday, March 22, 2018 A9 Vladimir Putins re-election Sunday to a fourth term as Russias president constitutes far less of a voter mandate than a 76 percent majority would suggest. It should not deter the West from pushing back harder against Putins aggressive foreign adventurism. Under Putin, Russias managed democracyŽ preserves the illusion of legitimate elections and a popular mandate, even though the results were fixed. Putins United Russia Party set itself the goal of a ‡ electionŽ „ a 70 percent turnout and at least a 70 percent majority. But the turnout goal apparently fell short. Anticorruption activist Alexei Navalny was disqualified from the ballot, causing many younger Russians to stay home rather than vote for a stooge. Putins image, maintained through absolute control of television and most news media, appeals to older Russians. The question is whether that can last to the end of his latest six-year term. In a legitimate election, economic issues would have sunk Putin. The economy is only now showing signs of recovery after five years in the tank. Corruption is endemic. The military swallows 30 percent of the budget. The national health care system is in crisis. Pension funding is threatened. The Economic Ministry has admitted that the standard of living wont improve much until 2035. Putins security forces control domestic dissent while his foreign adventures assure older voters that Russia still matters on the world stage. But those adventures are beginning to backfire. The 2014 incursion into Ukraine and annexation of Crimea have been costly, as has Russias investment to prop up Syrias dictatorship. Russian cyberattacks designed to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election were far more costeffective. For a mere $200 million, he helped get his preferred U.S. presidential candidate elected, deepened U.S. political and social divisions and convinced Russian voters he was a puppet master. Days before Russias election, Putin boasted of a new invincibleŽ nuclear missile, which might not actually exist. The United States accused Russian hackers of cyberattacks aimed at disrupting the U.S. power grid. Britain blamed Russia for a nerve gas attack on the streets of Salisbury that poisoned a former spy and his daughter. For the most part, Putin has dodged the bullet for all of this, though sanctions imposed after the Ukraine incursion continue to bite dozens of Putin cronies. The Obama administration expelled diplomats and seized Russian compounds to punish Russia for election meddling. Last summer Congress authorized more sanctions, and last week the Trump administration finally complied. The U.K. has expelled diplomats but Russians continue to have heavy investments in London real estate. The United Nations is dithering about the nerve gas attack in Salisbury. Russia will still host the World Cup this summer. Putin wants to be seen as the great and powerful Oz. Its time to start pulling back the curtain. St. Louis Post-DispatchANOTHER OPINIONThe sham of Putins managed democracy ANOTHER OPINION On Friday, Eustis officials announced that a $21 million Key West-style community will be built where Sharps Mobile Park now sits next to Ferran Park on Lake Eustis. Heres what Facebook users had to say:Was only a matter of time. Saw this coming since 2004.Ž „ Bryan Masters Only the elite can afford to live there. A developers dream. Sorry people.Ž „ Rg Ducati Thats not fair to the elderly people that have trailers there, some of which are barely making it now. So very wrong!!Ž „ Gina Lane Giddens We have enough traffic now. Dont need anymore housing here.Ž „ Jeannie Wallace Petty Why not make it into businesses on the bottom and residencies on the top?Ž „ Chris Lancaster Great for downtown and the city. Moving in the right direction. Applause, Applause!Ž „ Todd Richer While it may be a positive move for some, It is NOT a positive move for the folks who live there, please be kind and have some compassion!! I understand that progress is progress, but for those folks who live there, they may not have another place to go that they can afford. I am certain that being displaced at an older age is very scary. Also, the subsidized apartments are not ready and even if they were there are no guarantees that they will have first option to live in one of those rent controlled apartments. I am hopeful the owners of the park (past/present/ future) will help them relocate!Ž „ Donna Spognardi For the seniors that live there, change isnt good for them.Ž „ Jeannie Wallace Petty How nice to find out on Facebook instead of by the owners of the park.Ž „ Sherri Harrison Dutterer It sounds interesting but this little tidbit caught my eye: The citys Community Redevelopment Agency will reimburse Eustis Lake Club $3.3 million to help clear the site of old mobile homes and to help shore up the soil which is considered unstable muck for new development. Yeah, unstable muck makes me feel really good about buying a house there.Ž „ Nancy Williamson Greinke Its all about the money. Ive seen this city from 1965 to current, typical. Just trying to create bigger tax revenue is all it boils down to!Ž „ James Sellers Jr. If the mobile park is going, Id have preferred the original idea for the street realignment of Lakeshore with Orange Ave to get rid of the terrible corner at the traffic light by the commercial building. I guess this plan ultimately generates more revenue for the city which seems to be their goal rather than a more common sense approach for more efficient flow of traffic from Tavares into or through Eustis. This new Key Weststyle could still be a reality with the realignment that was originally proposed minus a few extra lots to sell. Overall, this isnt a terrible idea but perhaps the least common sense idea geared towards revenue rather than functionality of the overall space.Ž „ David Parker  Its an eye sore, time to change things up, revitalize the community, create jobs and move on. I stand behind Eustis its time to to make our city better and beautiful on the eye!Ž „ Pablo Echevarria Finally someone is investing in our downtown. Would like to see it on all the vacant land first.Ž „ Mike Scaringella using tax money and government laws to obtain land and build a PRIVATE GATED COMMUNITY in downtown is a abuse of power by the city for private gain.Ž „ Don VielFACEBOOK FORUMOn Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments over whether pro-life pregnancy help centers in California should be required to post notices informing women of the availability of abortions elsewhere. The pregnancy help centers contest the law, disingenuously named the California Reproductive FACT Act, claiming it violates their free speech rights, as well as undercuts the reason for their existence. Some might ask in the interest of fairness and equality (two buzzwords the left likes to use in other situations) whether abortion clinics are required to post notices with information about alternatives to the procedure. According to Ingrid Duran, state legislation director for National Right to Life, the nations oldest and largest pro-life organization, There is no provision in the California so-called Fact Act that would require abortion facilities to inform women about the resources available from pregnancy resource centers.Ž She adds, It is not surprising that (the) pro-abortion lobby would threaten pregnancy resource centers that offer life-affirming alternatives, since this is in contradiction to their mission of the unfettered right to abort innocent unborn children.Ž In defending the law, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, says, Everyone is entitled to accurate information about their health care, and thats simply what the FACT Act says. There is nothing coercive, nothing intrusive in the requirements of the law that infringe upon someones First Amendment rights. Its about making sure women have accurate information about their health care.Ž I have some personal experience with this issue, having spoken over several decades for fundraising events at nonprofit pregnancy help centers. I have listened to the stories of hundreds of women, some of whom wanted an abortion until they received alternative information, then chose to give birth. I have heard from other women who had abortions and later regretted their decision. These women told me they would have chosen to give birth had they received information about alternatives and seen a sonogram of their unborn child. It is the abortion industry, which makes money off these vulnerable women, that fears information, otherwise they would be posting signs in their facilities about alternatives and the kind of help available during pregnancy and after birth. The pregnancy help centers, unlike the abortionists, do not charge for their services, raising the question of who cares more about women? There are federal laws requiring that certain information be placed on packaged foods. Its called truth in labeling. Women (and men) are required to have detailed information when applying for a bank loan or buying a house or car. I once debated a liberal feminist about this. She said I was implying women arent smart enough to know what their choices are. I replied, Fine, then lets remove the labels from packaged products because women should be smart enough to figure out whether they contain corn or green beans.Ž If information is power, then we who are pro-life should favor more information, not less, so that the choices women make will be fully informed. This would include, in addition to information about pregnancy help centers, sonograms so that a woman seeking an abortion could see what she is about to terminate. I have heard stories of women who have viewed sonograms of their babies deciding against abortion. Many more view the sonograms and go through with the procedure. But if a sonogram will save even one life, shouldnt we make them mandatory before abortions can be performed? That is a law that should be passed. By providing a full spectrum of information, such a law would empower women to make fully informed choices. It would be far better than the California FACT Act, which undermines the compassionate (and free) work of that states pregnancy help centers. Readers may email Cal Thomas at OPINIONThe unbalanced California FACT Act OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Cal Thomas


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PAGE 11 | Thursday, March 22, 2018 B1 SPORTS AUTO RACING | B4OUR WEEKLY LOOK AT ALL THINGS NASCAR Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comWildwood Middle High School officials wasted little time in its search to find a replacement for boys basket-ball coach Von Moreland.Marcus Hawkins, who led the Tavares girls team to a winning record in his only season with the program and the Madison County girls to the Class 1A state champion-ship in 2016, was announced as Morelands replacement.Moreland announced that he was stepping down as coach earlier this month after leading the Wildcats to the Class 1A state title. The Flor-ida Dairy Farmers Class 1A Coach of the Year, Moreland compiled a 232-116 record in 14 seasons at Wildwood.Wildwood reached the Class 1A state championship game in each of Morelands final two seasons with the program.Under Hawkins tutelage, Tavares recorded a 15-12 record in 2017-18, the programs first winning season since 2012-13. The Bulldogs recorded a 6-2 mark in Class 6A-District 13 play and earned their first postseason berth in five years as district runners-up.Among the Bulldogs successes with Hawkins on the bench included wins against rivals Eustis, Mount Dora and Leesburg.Prior to his arrival at Tavares, Hawkins helped to transform Madison County into one of the states top small-school programs. He led the Cowboys to a 26-5 record in 2014-15 and a berth in the Class 4A regional finals and backed that up with a 28-5 mark in 2015-16, which included a 73-58 win against Trenton in the Class 1A state championship game.HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOKWildwood hires Hawkins as coachTavares coach Marcus Hawkins instructs his players at a game against Leesburg on Nov. 30, 2017. Hawkins has been hired to replace Von Moreland at Wildwood as the boys basketball coach. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] By Joedy McCrearyAssociated PressDURHAM, N.C. „ Duke and Kentucky are viewed as the masters of the one-and-done era, winning championships with extraordinarily young rosters.Both programs have a chance to do it again. After several potential one-and-done phenoms were bounced from the NCAA Tournament in the opening weekend, the Blue Devils and Wildcats are the teams still playing that have rosters stacked with high-profile freshmen.Duke, the No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region, starts four freshmen „ led by Wooden Award finalist Marvin Bagley III „ while Kentucky, the Souths No. 5 seed, features Kevin Knox as its centerpiece.The Wildcats (26-10), arguably the biggest beneficiary of a run of upsets in the South, play ninth-seeded Kansas State on Thursday night in Atlanta. The following night, Duke (28-7) faces a rematch with 11th-seeded Syracuse in a Midwest semifinal in Omaha, Nebraska.Hall of Fame Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said his freshmen are not afraid of the moment. Its how much preparation do they have for the moment?Freshman again fuel Duke, Kentucky By Shannon RyanTribune News ServiceOn a sunny day between opening-round games of the NCAA mens basketball tour-nament in Dallas, Loyolas 98-year-old team chaplain, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, planned to go for a simple lunch down the street.We couldnt do it „ everybody knows her,Ž said Tom Hitcho, the universitys longtime senior associate ath-letic director for operations, who has been pushing Sister Jeans wheelchair during the tournament.They were stopped so fre-quently by adoring fans on the sidewalk, it was nearly impos-sible to make it more than a few steps before another one approached. They opted to return to the hotel for lunch. Even at the hotel, people in town for a convention „ not for basketball „ knew Sister Jean. Shes in so many selfies, she now prepares to pose.Ah, the life of a national celebrity.Actually, let Sister Jean cor-rect that.International celebrity,Ž she quipped to a TV news reporter Sunday. She mentioned being the subject of news segments in Mexico and Britain.Darren Rovell, ESPNs sports business reporter, said Sister Jean has been tweeted about more than any other person connected with any Loyolas Sister Jean adjusts to burgeoning popularitySister Jean Dolores Schmidt, left, greets Loyola-Chicago coach Porter Moser after the teams 63-62 win over Tennessee in a second-round game at the NCAA Tournament in Dallas on Saturday. [AP PHOTO / TONY GUTIERREZ] Michigan guard Jordan Poole (2) is chased by teammates after making a 3-point basket at the buzzer to win an NCAA Tournament se condround game against Houston on Saturday in Wichita, Kan. Michigan won 64-63. [AP PHOTO / CHARLIE RIEDEL] Nevada guard Hallice Cooke (13) and forward Elijah Foster (12) celebrate at the end of a secondround game against Cincinnati in Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday. Nevada defeated Cincinnati 75-73. [AP PHOTO / MARK HUMPHREY] By John MarshallAssociated PressThe opening weekend of the NCAA Tourna-ment was not madness. It was straight bonkers.A No. 16 seed knocked off a No. 1 for the first time in 136 tries. Two No. 1s failed to get through to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2004 and the fourth time overall.Defending national champion North Carolina, gone. Loyola-Chicago and it super scout nun, Sister Jean, in.And that was just the beginning. The regional round is up next. Whatevers crazier than bon-kers, thats what we can probably expect.The madness returnsNCAA Tournament moves on to Sweet 16See HAWKINS, B3 See FRESHMAN, B3 See JEAN, B3 See MADNESS, B3


B2 Thursday, March 22, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVBOXING 9 p.m. ESPN2 „ Ryan Garcia vs. Fernando Vargas, junior lightweights, at Indio, Calif. COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. CBSSN „ NCAA Division II Tournament, “ rst semi“ nal, West Texas A&M vs. Ferris St., at Sioux Falls, S.D. 7:07 p.m. CBS „ NCAA Tournament, South Regional, “ rst semi“ nal, Loyola-Chicago vs. Nevada, at Atlanta 7:37 p.m. TBS „ NCAA Tournament, West Regional, “ rst semi“ nal, Texas A&M vs. Michigan, at Los Angeles 9:30 p.m. CBSSN „ NCAA Division II Tournament, second semi“ nal, Northern St. (SD) vs. Queens (NC), at Sioux Falls, S.D. 9:37 p.m. CBS „ NCAA Tournament, South Regional, second semi“ nal, Kansas St. vs. Kentucky, at Atlanta 10:07 p.m. TBS „ NCAA Tournament, West Regional, second semi“ nal, Florida St. vs. Gonzaga, at Los Angeles CORNHOLE 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ American Cornhole League National Championships, at Las Vegas FIGURE SKATING Noon NBCSN „ World Championships, Mens Short Program, at Milan (sameday tape) 3 p.m. NBCSN „ World Championships, Pairs Short Program, at Milan (sameday tape) GOLF 10:30 a.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, “ rst round, at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 2 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, WGCDell Technologies Match Play, Day 2, at Austin, Texas 8:30 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, Kia Classic, “ rst round, at Carlsbad, Calif. (sameday tape) MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 „ Spring training, N.Y. Yankees vs. Minnesota, at Fort Myers, Fla. 4 p.m. MLB „ Spring training, Kansas City vs. Milwaukee, at Phoenix NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA „ Philadelphia at Orlando NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN „ Washington at Detroit 10 p.m. NBCSN „ Vegas at San Jose TODAYS LOCAL SCHEDULEHave a local sporting event you would like to have included in our schedule? Email details to Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Mount Dora at Sanford Spring Break Tournament Leesburg at Sanford Spring Break Tournament South Sumter at Farm Bureau Tournament SOFTBALL Citrus at South Sumter, 7 p.m. COLLEGE BASKETBALL MENS BASKETBALL NCAA TOURNAMENTAll times Eastern EAST REGIONAL First Round March 15 At PPG Paints Arena, PittsburghVillanova 87, Radford 61 Alabama 86, Virginia Tech 83At American Airlines Center, DallasTexas Tech 70, Stephen F. Austin 60 Florida 77, St. Bonaventure 62March 16 At Little Caesars Arena, DetroitPurdue 74, Cal State Fullerton 48 Butler 79, Arkansas 62At Viejas Arena, San DiegoMarshall 81, Wichita State 75 West Virginia 85, Murray State 68Second Round Saturday At PPG Paints Arena, PittsburghVillanova 81, Alabama 58At American Airlines Center, DallasTexas Tech 69, Florida 66Sunday At Little Caesars Arena, DetroitPurdue 76, Butler 73At Viejas Arena, San DiegoWest Virginia 94, Marshall 71At TD Garden, Boston Regional Semi“ nals March 23Villanova (32-4) vs. West Virginia (26-10), 7:27 p.m. Purdue (30-6) vs. Texas Tech (26-9), 9:57 p.m.Regional Championship March 25Semi“ nal winnersSOUTH REGIONAL First Round March 15 At American Airlines Center, DallasTennessee 73, Wright State 47 Loyola of Chicago 64, Miami 62At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, IdahoKentucky 78, Davidson 73 Buffalo 89, Arizona 68March 16 At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.Kansas State 69, Creighton 59 UMBC 74, Virginia 54At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.Cincinnati 68, Georgia State 53 Nevada 87, Texas 83, OTSecond Round Saturday At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, IdahoKentucky 95, Buffalo 75At American Airlines Center DallasLoyola of Chicago 63, Tennessee 62Sunday At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.Kansas State 50, UMBC 43At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.Nevada 75, Cincinnati 73At Philips Arena, Atlanta Regional Semi“ nals ThursdayNevada (29-7) vs. Loyola of Chicago (30-5), 7:07 p.m. Kansas State (24-11) vs. Kentucky (26-10), 9:37 p.m.Regional Championship March 24Semi“ nal winnersMIDWEST REGIONAL First Round March 15 At PPG Paints Arena, PittsburghRhode Island 83, Oklahoma 78, OT Duke 89, Iona 67At INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.Kansas 76, Pennsylvania 60 Seton Hall 94, N.C. State 83March 16 At Little Caesars Arena, DetroitMichigan State 82, Bucknell 78 Syracuse 57, TCU 52At Viejas Arena, San DiegoAuburn 62, College of Charleston 58 Clemson 79, New Mexico State 68Second Round Saturday At PPG Paints Arena, PittsburghDuke 87, Rhode Island 62At INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.Kansas 83, Seton Hall 79Sunday At Little Caesars Arena, DetroitSyracuse 55, Michigan State 53At Viejas Arena, San DiegoClemson 84, Auburn 53At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Regional Semi“ nals FridayKansas (29-7) vs. Clemson (25-9), 7:07 p.m. Duke (28-7) vs. Syracuse (23-13), 9:37 p.m.Regional Championship March 25Semi“ nal winnersWEST REGIONAL First Round March 15 At INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.Houston 67, San Diego State 65 Michigan 61, Montana 47At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, IdahoGonzaga 68, UNC Greensboro 64. Ohio State 81, South Dakota State 73March 16 At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.Texas A&M 73, Providence 69 North Carolina 84, Lipscomb 66At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.Xavier 102, Texas Southern 83 Florida State 67, Missouri 54Second Round Saturday At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, IdahoGonzaga 90, Ohio State 84At INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.Michigan 64, Houston 63Sunday At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.Texas A&M 86, North Carolina 65At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.Florida State 75, Xavier 70At STAPLES Center, Los Angeles Regional Semi“ nals ThursdayTexas A&M (22-12) vs. Michigan (30-7), 7:37 p.m. Florida State (22-11) vs. Gonzaga (32-4), 10:07 p.m.Regional Championship March 24Semi“ nal winnersFINAL FOUR At The Alamodome, San Antonio National Semi“ nals March 31South champion vs. West champion East champion vs. Midwest championNational Championship April 2Semi“ nal winnersNATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENTAll times Eastern Second Round SaturdayPenn State 73, Notre Dame 63SundayMississippi State 78, Baylor 77 Marquette 101, Oregon 92 Louisville 84, Middle Tennessee 68MondayOklahoma State 71, Stanford 65 Utah 95, LSU 71 Saint Marys 85, Washington 81 Western Kentucky 79, Southern Cal 75Quarter“ nals TuesdayPenn State 85, Marquette 80 Mississippi State 79, Louisville 56TodayWestern Kentucky (26-10) at Oklahoma State (21-14), 8 p.m. Utah (21-11) at Saint Marys (30-5), 10 p.m.Semi“ nals At Madison Square Garden, New York Tuesday, March 27Penn State (24-13) vs. Mississippi State (2511), 7 or 9:30 p.m. Western Kentucky-Oklahoma St. winner vs. Utah-St. Marys winner, 7 or 9:30 p.m.Championship Thursday, March 29Semi“ nal winners, 8 p.m.COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONALAll times Eastern Quarter“ nals Monday Jacksonville State 80, Central Arkansas 59 Campbell 71, New Orleans 69 North Texas 96, Mercer 67 San Francisco 78, Utah Valley 73Semi“ nals TodayJacksonville State (23-12) at North Texas (17-17), 8 p.m.ThursdayCampbell (18-15) at San Francisco (20-15), 10 p.m.COLLEGEINSIDER.COM TOURNAMENT Second Round March 14Eastern Michigan 83, Niagara 65 Illinois-Chicago 84, St. Francis (Pa.) 61 UTSA 76, Lamar 69March 15Austin Peay 80, Louisiana-Monroe 66March 16Central Michigan 98, Wofford 94March 17San Diego 67, Portland State 64March 18Northern Colorado 81, Drake 72MondaySam Houston State 69, Eastern Michigan 62Quarter“ nals TodayUIC (18-15) at Austin Peay (19-14), 8 p.m. Northern Colorado (23-12) at San Diego (2013), 10 p.m.ThursdaySam Houston State (20-14) at UTSA, 8 p.m.Saturday, March 24Central Michigan (21-14) at Liberty (21-14), 2 p.m.NCAA DIV. II TOURNAMENTAt Sioux Falls, S.D. Quarter“ nals TuesdayWest Texas A&M 87, Le Moyne 73 Ferris State 87, Barry 84 Queens (NC) 100, California Baptist 94 Northern State 79, East Stroudsburg 71Semi“ nals ThursdayFerris State (36-1) vs. West Texas A&M (32-3), 7 p.m. Queens (NC) (32-3) vs. Northern State (35-3), 9:30 p.m.NCAA DIVISION III TOURNAMENTChampionship Saturday, March 17Nebraska Wesleyan 78, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 72NAIA DIVISION I TOURNAMENTSemi“ nals MondayGraceland (Iowa) 87, LSU Shreveport 80 LSU Alexandria 84, William Penn 75Championship TuesdayGraceland (Iowa) 83, LSU Alexandria 80, OTNCAA WOMENS TOURNAMENT All times Eastern ALBANY REGIONAL First Round March 16 At Columbia, S.C. Virginia 68, California 62 South Carolina 63, N.C. A&T 52 Saturday At Storrs, Conn. UConn 140, Saint Francis (Pa.) 52 Quinnipiac 86, Miami 72 At Athens, Ga. Duke 72, Belmont 58 Georgia 68, Mercer 63 At Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State 91, Little Rock 49 Buffalo 102, South Florida 79Second Round Sunday At Columbia, S.C.South Carolina 66, Virginia 56Monday At Storrs, Conn.UConn 71, Quinnipiac 46At Athens, Ga.Duke 66, Georgia 40At Tallahassee, Fla.Buffalo 86, Florida State 65Regional Semi“ nals March 24 At Albany, N.Y.South Carolina (28-6) vs. Buffalo (29-5), 11:30 a.m. UConn (34-0) vs. Duke (24-8), 2 p.m.Regional Championship March 26Semi“ nal winners, 7 p.m. SPOKANE REGIONAL First Round March 16 At Notre Dame, Ind. Notre Dame 99, Cal State Northridge 81 Villanova 81, South Dakota State 74, OT At College Station, Texas DePaul 90, Oklahoma 79 Texas A&M 89, Drake 76 At Eugene, Ore. Minnesota 89, Green Bay 77 Oregon 88, Seattle 45 Saturday At Columbus, Ohio Central Michigan 78, LSU 69 Ohio State 87, George Washington 45Second Round Sunday At Notre Dame, Ind.Notre Dame 98, Villanova 72At College Station, TexasTexas A&M 80, DePaul 79At Eugene, Ore.Oregon 101, Minnesota 73Monday At Columbus, OhioCentral Michigan 95, Ohio State 78Regional Semi“ nals March 24 At Spokane, Wash.Notre Dame (31-3) vs. Texas A&M (26-9), 4 p.m. Oregon (32-4) vs. Central Michigan (30-4), 6:30 p.m.Regional Championship March 26Semi“ nal winners, 9 p.m. KANSAS CITY REGIONAL First Round March 16 At Raleigh, N.C. Maryland 77, Princeton 57 NC State 62, Elon 34 Saturday At Starkville, Miss. Oklahoma State 84, Syracuse 57 Mississippi State 95, Nicholls 50 At Los Angeles UCLA 71, American 60 Creighton 76, Iowa 70 At Austin, Texas Arizona State 73, Nebraska 62 Texas 83, Maine 54Second Round Sunday At Raleigh, N.C.North Carolina State 74, Maryland 60Monday At Starkville, Miss.Mississippi State 71, Oklahoma State 56At Los AngelesUCLA 86, Creighton 64At Austin, TexasTexas 85, Arizona State 65Regional Semi“ nals Friday At Kansas City, Mo.N.C. State (26-8) vs. Mississippi State (34-1), 6:30 p.m. UCLA (26-7) vs. Texas (28-6), 9 p.m.Regional Championship March 25Semi“ nal winners, 7:30 p.m. LEXINGTON REGIONAL First Round March 16 At Louisville, Ky. Louisville 74, Boise State 42 Marquette 84, Dayton 65 At Knoxville, Tenn. Oregon State 82, Western Kentucky 58 Tennessee 100, Liberty 60 At Waco, Texas Michigan 75, Northern Colorado 61 Baylor 96, Grambling State 46 Saturday At Stanford, Calif. Florida Gulf Coast 80, Missouri 70 Stanford 82, Gonzaga 68Second Round Sunday At Louisville, Ky.Louisville 90, Marquette 72At Knoxville, Tenn.Oregon State 66, Tennessee 59At Waco, TexasBaylor 80, Michigan 58Monday At Stanford, Calif. Stanford 90, Florida Gulf Coast 70Regional Semi“ nals Friday At Lexington, Ky.Oregon State (25-7) vs. Baylor (33-1), 6:30 p.m. Louisville (34-2) vs. Stanford (24-10), 9 p.m.Regional Championship March 25Semi“ nal winners, Noon PRO BASKETBALL NBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division W L PCT. GBx-Toronto 53 18 .746 „ x-Boston 48 23 .676 5 Philadelphia 39 30 .565 13 New York 26 45 .366 27 Brooklyn 23 48 .324 30Southeast Division W L Pct GBWashington 40 30 .571 „ Miami 38 33 .535 2 Charlotte 30 41 .423 10 Orlando 21 50 .296 19 Atlanta 21 50 .296 19Central Division W L Pct GBCleveland 41 29 .586 „ Indiana 41 30 .577 Milwaukee 37 33 .529 4 Detroit 32 39 .451 9 Chicago 24 46 .343 17 WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division W L Pct GBy-Houston 57 14 .803 „ San Antonio 41 30 .577 16 New Orleans 41 30 .577 16 Dallas 22 49 .310 35 Memphis 19 51 .271 37Northwest Division W L Pct GBPortland 44 27 .620 „ Oklahoma City 43 30 .589 2 Minnesota 41 31 .569 3 Utah 40 31 .563 4 Denver 38 33 .535 6Paci“ c Division W L Pct GBy-Golden State 53 18 .746 „ L.A. Clippers 37 33 .529 15 L.A. Lakers 31 39 .443 21 Sacramento 23 49 .319 30 Phoenix 19 53 .264 34 x-clinched playoff berth; y-won divisionMondays GamesCleveland 124, Milwaukee 117 Indiana 110, L.A. Lakers 100 Philadelphia 108, Charlotte 94 New York 110, Chicago 92 Brooklyn 118, Memphis 115 Miami 149, Denver 141, 3OT San Antonio 89, Golden State 75 Detroit 106, Sacramento 90Tuesdays GamesToronto 93, Orlando 86 Boston 100, Oklahoma City 99 Minnesota 123, L.A. Clippers 109 New Orleans 115, Dallas 105 Atlanta 99, Utah 94 Detroit 115, Phoenix 88 Houston 115, Portland 111Todays GamesMemphis at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. New York at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Chicago, 8 p.m. Indiana at New Orleans, 8 p.m. PRO HOCKEY NHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Tampa Bay 73 50 19 4 104 264 205 Boston 71 45 17 9 99 239 184 Toronto 73 43 23 7 93 246 208 Florida 71 37 27 7 81 219 218 Detroit 73 27 35 11 65 189 228 Montreal 73 26 35 12 64 182 232 Ottawa 72 26 35 11 63 199 251 Buffalo 72 23 37 12 58 172 236Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Washington 73 42 24 7 91 229 217 Pittsburgh 73 41 27 5 87 238 222 Columbus 74 41 28 5 87 210 206 Philadelphia 74 37 25 12 86 222 220 New Jersey 73 37 28 8 82 219 221 Carolina 73 31 31 11 73 197 232 N.Y. Rangers 73 32 33 8 72 211 236 N.Y. Islanders 73 31 32 10 72 235 263WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Nashville 72 48 14 10 106 236 178 Winnipeg 73 44 19 10 98 242 190 Minnesota 73 41 24 8 90 227 210 Colorado 73 40 25 8 88 236 210 Dallas 74 38 28 8 84 212 201 St. Louis 72 39 28 5 83 201 193 Chicago 74 30 35 9 69 209 228Paci“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Vegas 73 47 21 5 99 248 200 San Jose 73 41 23 9 91 225 201 Los Angeles 74 40 27 7 87 212 186 Anaheim 73 37 24 12 86 206 197 Calgary 74 35 29 10 80 204 222 Edmonton 73 32 36 5 69 208 234 Arizona 72 24 37 11 59 175 230 Vancouver 73 25 39 9 59 187 240 2 points for a win, 1 for OT loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffsMondays GamesColumbus 5, Boston 4, OT Nashville 4, Buffalo 0 Florida 2, Montreal 0 Los Angeles 4, Minnesota 3, OT Arizona 5, Calgary 2Tuesdays GamesColumbus 5, N.Y. Rangers 3 Washington 4, Dallas 3 N.Y. Islanders 4, Pittsburgh 1 Edmonton 7, Carolina 3 Florida 7, Ottawa 2 Detroit 5, Philadelphia 4, SO Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3 Winnipeg 2, Los Angeles 1, OT Colorado 5, Chicago 1 Vegas 4, Vancouver 1 San Jose 6, New Jersey 2Todays GamesMontreal at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Arizona at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Boston at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. BLUE JACKETS 5, RANGERS 3COLUMBUS 1 1 3 „ 5 N.Y. RANGERS 0 1 2 „ 3 First Period„1, Columbus, Wennberg 8 (Vanek, Murray), 14:05. Penalties„None. Second Period„2, Columbus, Panarin 23 (Letestu, Cole), 9:28. 3, N.Y. Rangers, Hayes 21 (Fast), 13:44 (sh). Penalties„Pionk, NYR, (delay of game), 10:07; Carey, NYR, (high sticking), 13:02; Nutivaara, CBJ, (hooking), 14:45. Third Period„4, Columbus, Nutivaara 5 (Foligno, Panarin), 4:05. 5, N.Y. Rangers, Zibanejad 25 (Buchnevich, Pionk), 7:16 (pp). 6, Columbus, Panarin 24 (Foligno, Atkinson), 11:19. 7, N.Y. Rangers, Kreider 14 (Sproul, Skjei), 18:08 (pp). 8, Columbus, Panarin 25 (Cole), 19:58. Penalties„Panarin, CBJ, (high sticking), 6:32; Jenner, CBJ, (holding), 13:36; Vanek, CBJ, (tripping), 16:54. Shots on Goal„Columbus 12-12-7„31. N.Y. Rangers 9-9-14„32. Power -play opportunities„Columbus 0 of 2; N.Y. Rangers 2 of 4. Goalies„Columbus, Bob rovsky 33-21-5 (32 shots-29 saves). N.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 25-24-6 (30-26). A„17,194 (18,006). T„2:31. Referees„Tom Chmielewski, Kelly Sutherland. Linesmen„Shane Heyer, Tim Nowak.CAPITALS 4, STARS 3DALLAS 1 2 0 „ 3 WASHINGTON 0 3 1 „ 4 First Period„1, Dallas, Seguin 39 (Radulov, Klingberg), 16:04 (pp). Penalties„Radulov, DAL, (boarding), 8:31; Backstrom, WSH, (tripping), 15:12; Backstrom, WSH, (high sticking), 19:00. Second Period„2, Washington, Oshie 16 (Ovechkin, Eller), 4:07. 3, Washington, Niskanen 6, 5:32. 4, Dallas, Radulov 26 (Benn, Klingberg), 11:48. 5, Washington, Ovechkin 44 (Oshie, Carlson), 13:41 (pp). 6, Dallas, Benn 27, 18:15. Penalties„Ovechkin, WSH, (interference), 1:50; Kempny, WSH, (interference), 9:43; Dallas bench, served by Radulov (too many men on the ice), 13:22. Third Period„7, Washington, Carlson 15 (Eller, Ovechkin), 15:01. Penalties„Faksa, DAL, (slashing), 13:48; Orpik, WSH, (roughing), 13:48; Radulov, DAL, (high sticking), 18:02. Shots on Goal„Dallas 4-13-10„27. Washington 5-16-11„32. Power -play opportunities„Dallas 1 of 4; Washington 1 of 3. Goalies„Dallas, Lehtonen 12-11-3 (32 shots-28 saves). Washington, Holtby 31-15-4 (27-24). A„18,506 (18,277). T„2:37. Referees„Dave Jackson, Garrett Rank. Linesmen„Brad Kovachik, Libor Suchanek. 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 tieSaturdays GamesHouston 2, D.C. United 2, tie Columbus 0, Philadelphia 0, tie Minnesota United 2, Chicago 1 Montreal 1, Toronto FC 0 New York City FC 2, Orlando City 0 Atlanta United FC 4, Vancouver 1 Sporting Kansas City 3, San Jose 2 Real Salt Lake 1, New York 0Sundays 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 at Cleveland Off Off Toronto at Philadelphia Off Off Memphis at Miami Off Off New York Charlotte 1 221 at Brooklyn at Milwaukee 4 226 LA Clippers Denver 9 222 at Chicago at San Antonio 5 203 Washington at New Orleans 1 221 IndianaCOLLEGE BASKETBALLTodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at Oklahoma State 4 W Kentucky at Saint Marys Calif. 6 Utah at Austin Peay 4 Ill.-Chicago at San Diego 2 N. Colorado at North Texas 1 Jacksonville StateThursdayKentucky 5 Kansas State Nevada 1 Loyola of Chicago Michigan 2 Texas A&M Gonzaga 5 Florida State at UTSA 4 Sam Houston State at San Francisco 9 CampbellFridayVillanova 5 West Virginia Purdue 1 Texas Tech Duke 11 Syracuse Kansas 4 ClemsonNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Buffalo -120 Arizona +110 at Pittsburgh Off Montreal Off at St. Louis Off Boston Off at Calgary -109 Anaheim -101 Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueCHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Reassigned RHP Michael Kopech and OF Jacob May to minor league camp. KANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Signed RHP Clay Buchholz to a minor league contract. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Acquired RHP Anyelo Gomez as a Rule 5 Draft return from Atlanta and assigned him to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Agreed to terms with LHP Brett Anderson on a minor league contract. TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Sent INF Luis Rengifo to the L.A. Angels to complete an earlier trade.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Optioned RHP Jimmie Sherfy to OF Jeremy Hazelbaker to Reno (PCL). COLORADO ROCKIES „ Optioned INF/OF Jordan Patterson to Albuquerque (PCL). Reassigned INFs Garrett Hampson and Brendan Rogers and C Jan Vazquez to minor league camp. LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Optioned RHP Dylan Baker and LHP Adam Liberatore to minor league camp. Reassigned INFs Jake Peter and Donovan Solano to minor league camp. MIAMI MARLINS „ Optioned OF Braxton Lee and RHPs Nick Wittgren and Sandy Alcantara to New Orleans (PCL). NEW YORK METS „ Optioned INFs Gavin Cecchini and Luis Guillorme to minor league camp. Reassigned OF Matt den Dekker, C Jose Lobaton, INF Ty Kelly, LHPs Matt Purke and P.J. Conlon and RHPs Drew Smith, A.J. Grif“ n and Corey Taylor to minor league camp. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Optioned 2B Max Moroff, RHP Nick Kingham and OF Christopher Bostick to Indianapolis (IL). Reassigned OF Todd Cunnigham; C Jackson Williams; INFs Pablo Reyes, Erich Weiss and Eric Wood; and RHPs Brett McKinney, Casey Sadler and John Stilson to minor league camp. WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Optioned OF Victor Robles to Syracuse (IL). Reassigned LHP Ismael Guillon to minor league camp.American AssociationFARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS „ Released OF John Schultz. KANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Signed RHP Hunter Adkins. LINCOLN SALTDOGS „ Signed RHP Leland Tilley. WICHITA WINGNUTS „ Signed LHP Casey Harman.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Signed RHP Matt Marsh.Can-Am LeagueNEW JERSEY JACKALS „ Signed C Kevin Torres and OF Ichiro Usui.Frontier LeagueNORMAL CORNBELTERS „ Traded INF Ty Morris to River City for a player to be named. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS „ Signed RHP Robert Robbins.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationNBA „ Fined Houston G/F Gerald Green $25,000 for shoving Minnesota C Gorgui Dieng and Boston F Marcus Morris $15,000 for verbal abuse of a game of“ cial.NBA G LeagueAGUA CALIENTE CLIPPERS „ Acquired F Theron Laudermill from the G League available player pool.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueBUFFALO BILLS „ Agreed to terms with LB Ramon Humber on a one-year contract. CAROLINA PANTHERS „ Signed WR Jarius Wright to a three-year contract. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Signed WR Ryan Grant and OL Matt Slauson. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS „ Released WR Allen Hurns and TE Marcedes Lewis. OAKLAND RAIDERS „ Traded FB Jamize Olawale and the 192nd 2018 draft pick to Dallas for the 173rd pick. Waived LS Bradley. PITTSBURGH STEELERS „ Signed S Morgan Burnett to a three-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS „ Signed G Jonathan Cooper to a one-year contract. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Named Phil Rauscher assistant offensive coach. Promoted Kevin OConnell to passing game coordinator.BASEBALLWest Boca 5, Leesburg 1Leesburg was held to three hits over six innings in a 5-1 loss to West Boca in the Yellow Jackets second game at the Sanford spring break tournament on Tuesday. The game was called in the sixth inning because of bad weather.Alex Quevedo, Harrison Dicus and Jack Musgrave all singled for Leesburg (3-8) in the game.Leesburg dropped its opening game in the tournament 3-1 to Olympia on Monday. Chase Owensby allowed only one earned run over 6 innings, giving up five hits with no walks and two strikeouts. But two unearned runs were enough to give Owensby the loss.Trailing 3-0 heading to the seventh inning, Leesburg scored its lone run when Seth Bryant brought home Trey DeJarlais with a sacrifice fly. But Olympia relief pitcher Jeslyn Whitehead recorded the final two outs for the save.HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP By Barry WilnerAssociated PressWEST PALM BEACH „ The NFLs catch rule would get less complicated if team owners approve recommendations from the powerful competition commit tee.One of the first orders of business when the leagues annual meetings begin Monday in Orlando will be a proposal by the committee to clarify what is a catch. Com-missioner Roger Goodell said during the week of the Super Bowl he would urge simplification of the rules.Catch/no catch is at the top of everyones minds,Ž Troy Vincent, the NFLs football operations chief, said Wednesday before outlining the committees recommendations.The owners will be asked to vote on clarifications that eliminate parts of the rule involving a receiver going to the ground, and that also eliminate negating a catch for slight movement of the ball while it is in the receivers possession. Committee to recommend catch rule changes in NFL

PAGE 13 | Thursday, March 22, 2018 B3team during the NCAA Tournament. (Sorry, Donte Ingram and Clayton Custer, the Loyola players who hit game-winning shots in the first and second rounds.) NBCs AccessŽ interviewed the California native Monday and called her the biggest star of the tournament.ŽIn an interview via Skype with the entertainment program, she deflected praise and lauded the team: I think the stardom rests with the coach and with the team. Im sort of in the background doing the hard pushing. Theyre the ones that do the playing and get the credit.ŽSister Jean plans to travel again with the 11th-seeded Ramblers to the Sweet 16 in Atlanta, where they will face No. 7 seed Nevada on Thursday night in a South Region semifinal.We picked up so many fans,Ž she told reporters Sunday at Gentile Arena. I think they were happy for us.ŽLoyolas popularity during this tournament isnt due only to dramatic shots and impressive upsets. Sister Jean, the team chaplain since 1994, has had a TV camera trained on her during games and has been micd up for her pregame prayers.A former player and coach, she knows her basketball and provides comforting words and feedback to players after each game. She grew up in San Francisco and joined the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary convent in Iowa after high school. She returned to Califor-nia, where she taught school and coached basketball for 20 years, before taking a teaching job in 1961 at Mundelein College.Not long after the all-wom-ens school merged with Loyola in 1991, Sister Jean retired from the education department. She was asked to replace the retiring chaplain of the mens basketball team and has held the post for 24 years.Loyola has been cognizant of Sister Jeans health on the trips.After missing nine games this season „ a rarity during her tenure „ because of a broken hip, she returned late in the season to watch home games in the tunnel from her wheelchair.She insisted on traveling with the team to St. Louis for the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, which the Ramblers won to earn their NCAA Tournament berth. A nurse accompanied her to St. Louis, and a we llness center employee traveled with her to Dallas.She said all the attention is deserved for the team and good for Loyola.I think everybody is a celebrity in his and her own way,Ž she told Access.Ž No matter what we do, if were doing what were supposed to be doing, then each one of us is a celebrity, each one is bright in the eyes of God.Ž About 500 fans greeted the Ramblers on Sunday as they returned to campus from Dallas. Sister Jean was cheered as loudly as any player when coming off the bus.I think its wonderful that they were there,Ž she said. I was hoping some of them would be there to greet the team because the team deserves that. And the students deserve to celebrate. And when I saw them there, I just became so emotio nal. ƒ That shows the spirit of Loyola, and we want to continue that.Ž Loyola has received dozens of national media requests for Sister Jean. Local report-ers are rushing to catch up with a woman who has been a campus icon for decades.A Loyola student started a petition to get Sister Jean on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.Ž As of Monday, more than 2,300 people had signed it.Sister Jean, who lives in a freshman dormitory, is popular at Loyola but isnt treated like a novelty. Shes just beloved.Cheerleaders wave to her. Students pop in for chats at her office in the student center. Campus administrators recog-nize her for her years of selfless service to the community. Athletes from multiple sports shower her with hugs.You brought that magic,Ž Custer told her on the court at the American Airlines Center after the Ramblers beat Miami.Sister Jean said she will con-tinue to pray for the well-being of the players and, yes, for more Loyola victories.And shell enjoy the Ram-blers ride.She had the same thought that likely popped into many Loyola fans minds the morning after Custers shot with 3.6 seconds left beat Tennessee and sent the Ramblers to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1985.Oh,Ž she said she told her-self. Its not a dream.Ž JEANFrom Page B1 Were trying to condense about four years into eight months,Ž he said. I dont know how its going to turn out. You just kind of live it.ŽAmong the star freshmen who didnt make it to the tournaments second week-end were Arizonas Deandre Ayton, Oklahomas Trae Young, Missouris Michael Porter Jr., Michigan States Jaren Jackson, Alabamas Collin Sexton and Texas Mohamed Bamba. Young and Bamba have already declared for the NBA draft.Both the Blue Devils and Wildcats have previously had predominantly young teams cut down the nets at past Final Fours. Kentucky won a national title in 2012 behind top-two draft picks Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, while Dukes most recent national title came in 2015 behind three one-and-done freshmen „ Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones.This Duke team has looked capable of joining that squad, with four freshmen averaging double figures in their two NCAA Tournament games, led by Bagleys 22.0 scoring average. Another of those freshmen, forward Wendell Carter Jr., believes the Blue Devils are reaching our peak at the right timeŽ and have developed into a team that can crush another team, our opponent.I try not to look ahead about this being my last year or anything,Ž Carter said. Im just living in the moment.Ž The Blue Devils have three players „ Bagley, Carter and point guard Trevon Duval „ in the top seven members of the 2017 recruiting class, according to 247Sports. The fourth freshman, Gary Trent Jr., was rated No. 17 by the service.The highest-rated members of Kentuckys class are Hamidou Diallo, Knox and Jarred Vanderbilt „ who are ranked 10th-12th by 247Sports „ as well as Nick Richards, whos No. 18. (Point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander arrived as a relatively unheralded recruit.) No other top-20 ranked players are still playing in the NCAA Tournament.Kentucky coach John Cali-pari said his group needed to fail as a teamŽ to figure out how to win. The Wildcats in January dropped out of the Top 25 for the first time since 2014, then in February lost four in a row to NCAA Tour-nament teams. But Kentucky enters the Sweet 16 on a five-game winning streak and are the highest remaining seed in the South.Of his group, Krzyzewski said he doubts they have ever felt pressure.ŽIt showed last weekend when the Blue Devils beat both Iona and Rhode Island by at least 20 points to cruise into their 26th Sweet 16.Its not just pressure being off, its confidence growing,Ž Krzyzewski said. We know (as coaches), if we lose, thats it. But they dont look at, Thats it. No, the reality is, thats it, and thats a different way of looking at it.Dealing with reality is good. Being nervous about it is not good.Ž FRESHMANFrom Page B1Heres what to look for: THE TEAMSVillanova. The No. 1 Wildcats have that look, the one they had winning the 2016 title.Kansas. The other No. 1 still left looks pretty good, too.Duke. Blueblood Blue Devils are back in the Sweet 16.Michigan. The highest seed left on the left side of the bracket, the No. 3 Wolverines are on a roll.Gonzaga. Dont count the Zags out for another Final Four trip „ theyre playing that well and have confident freshman Zach Norvell Jr. on their side.West Virginia. Getting through Press Virginia and Jevon Carter will take mettle. Texas A&M. The Aggies up-and-down season is trending the right direction at the right time.Kentucky. The youngest team in basketball is long, ath-letic and, as usually is the case with Coach Cals teams, play-ing its best basketball late in the season.Texas Tech. The Red Raiders are in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2005 and may not be done.Clemson. Shoot like they have so far, its going to be tough to stop these high-scoring Tigers.Purdue. The Boilermakers found a way to beat Butler with-out Isaac Haas. Taking down Texas A&M might be a little more difficult if he cant find a brace the NCAA is OK with.Chicago-Loyola. The Ramblers wrecked brackets across the country and are rambling into the Sweet 16 with a 98-year-old nun on their side, so dont count them out.Nevada. Coach Eric Mussel-man has done a superb job his third season in Reno and could spoil the Ramblers run.Syracuse. Those complaints about the Orange getting into the field of 68 dissipated quickly with wins over TCU and Michigan State.Kansas State. The Wildcats crashed Maryland-Baltimore Countys dance party and have two NCAA Tournament wins despite playing without All-Big 12 forward Dean Wade (foot). Hes expected to return.Florida State. Taking down No. 1 Xavier cant be taken lightly and neither can the Seminoles. TOP PLAYERSMarvin Bagley III, Duke. A lottery pick next year, he could help the Blue Devils cut down the nets this year.Jalen Brunson, Villanova. The national player of the year con-tender has teamed with Mikal Bridges to form an unstoppable duo.Devonte Graham, Kansas. Need a big bucket, scoring, defense „ whatever it takes, the Jayhawks senior guard provides it.Jevon Carter, West Virginia. Built like an NFL fullback, he can shut down whoever you put in front of him. The match-up with Villanovas Brunson could be the best of the Sweet 16, if not the entire tournament.Zach Norvell Jr., Gonzaga. The player known as SnacksŽ has been feasting on NCAA Tournament opponents.Keenan Evans, Texas Tech. He makes the Red Raiders go. KEY PLAYERSTyus Battle, Syracuse. Hes been carrying the Orange, but may need some help for them to advance.Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kentucky. Of all the Wildcats talented freshman, the 6-6 guard has been the go-to player in March.Mo Wagner, Michigan. The German big man has a multi-dimensional game and creates match-up problems.Caleb and Cody Martin, Nevada. The transfer twins can do a little of everything, providing the Wolf Pack with a tough-to-defend 1-2 punch.Matt Haarms, Purdue. He is going to be the key for the Boilermakers to advance with Isaac Haas injured.Gabe DeVoe, Clemson. Bobby BucketsŽ has been fill-ing it up in March. NUMBERS0: Perfect brackets picked thro ugh the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. That UMBC victory over Virginia made sure of that.5.31: Average seed of the Sweet 16 teams, highest since 2000 (also 5.31).9: Number of the top 16 seeds gone from the bracket so far.21: Years since Clemson last reached the Sweet 16.30: Wins by Chicago-Loyola, most in school history, including the 1963 national championship team. 31: 3-Pointers made by Villanova in its first two games. MADNESSFrom Page B1All-Star gameSome of the best senior basketball players in Lake and Sumter counties will compete in the annual Corey Rolle Lake-Sumter Senior All-Star game on March 29 at Mount Dora High School.Mount Dora coach Ariel Betancourt finalized the roster of players from the areas public and private schools „ except Montverde Academy „ who will compete in the game, as well as 3-point shooting and slam-dunk contests.Players who will compete in the game, which begins at 7 p.m., are: Leesburgs Keon Ellis, Dray Graham and Corey Patterson; Wildwoods Bryan McMullen, Sherman Rose, and Darion Wilson; Eustis Willie Shelton, Keenon Benn and Josh Hall; Mount Dora Christians Joseph Martz and Henrik Hofman; Tavares Elijah Thomas; Umatillas Keysahun Neal; Tommy Lea and Wayne Watkins from First Academy of Leesburg; Jarvis Payne and Stephen Miller from South Sumter; Omar Morales and Aaron Vaughn from East Ridge; Deonte Wells-Firth and Elijah Crite from Lake Minneola; Braxten Sullivan from South Lake; and Dalton Berry and JT Truax from The Villages.A number of game participants also will compete in the 3-point shooting and slam-dunk contests.Benn, Ellis, Martz, Miller, Morales, Neal, Payne, Rose, Sullivan, Truax and Wilson will test their accuracy from distance prior to the game, as will East Ridges Jared Arellano, Mount Doras Brandon Dickey, Eustis Cameron Gardner, Lake Minneolas Raphael Sandy and Luis Vega, and The Villages Christian Truax.Competitors in the slam-dunk contest, which will take place after the game, include: Ellis, Hall, Hofman, Vaughn and Wilson. East Ridges Daniel Vaughn will compete, as well. The game is named for Corey Rolle, a Eustis grad who led the Panthers to the Class 4A Final Four in 2008. Rolle died in 2010 at age 33, after suffering a stroke that doctors believed might have caused by complications from diabetes. Tickets are $3. Track and eldLily Henne, an eighth-grader at Montverde Academy, can stake claim to being the nations best girls middle-school aged distance runner ƒ and one of the top runners under the age of 18.Henne has been on fire this season reaching the top of the middle-school pedestal earlier this month with sparkling efforts at 3,200 and 1,600 meters.She set a personal best at 1,600 meters, stopping the clock at 5 minutes, 10.5 seconds on March 15 at the Saints Invita-tion at Winter Park Trinity Prep. It was good enough for second place in the event, behind Trin-ity Prep sophomore Audrey McAnally, who won with a time of 5:08.31.And Henne doubled up in the same meet with a personal record at 3,200 meters. Henne won the event with a time of 11:05.78 to finish nearly 18 seconds ahead of her closest competitor „ Montverde Academy freshman Kendyl Cardwell.According to Montverde Academy officials, Hennes time in both events are the fast-est in the nation this season by an eighth grader. So ballEustis continues to head a list of five softball teams from Lake and Sumter counties in the latest Miracle Sports state poll.The Panthers maintained a No. 3 ranking in Class 5A following a 3-0 win against South Sumter on March 15 and improve to 9-2 on the season. Defending state champions Coral Spring Charter (11-1) lost its first game of the season last week, but remained in the top spot ahead of Keystone Heights (11-2).In Class 8A, East Ridge (13-1) remained at No. 9 following a 3-0 week in which the Knights beat defending two-time Class 9A state champion Winter Garden West Orange 7-1 and outscored its opposition 37-4.The Villages improved to 10-1 on the season and earned hon-orable mention in Class 5A.In Class 4A, Montverde Academy fell to 6-6 on the season, but remained among the classifications honorable mention.Mount Dora Christian went 2-0 last week and improved to 11-1 for the season. The Bulldogs outscored it opposition 33-5 and climbed four spots to No. 4 in the Class 2A rankings. HAWKINSFrom Page B1 North Carolinas Theo Pinson (1) reacts after a second-round loss against Texas A&M in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday. [AP PHOTO / GERRY BROOME] Kentucky forward Kevin Knox, center, gets around Buffalo forward Nick Perkins, right, for a shot during the second half of a secondround game in the NCAA mens college basketball tournament Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. Kentucky won 95-75. [AP PHOTO/OTTO KITSINGER]


B4 Thursday, March 22, 2018 | Feb.11: ClashatDaytona(BradKeselowski) Feb.15: Can-AmDuelatDaytona(RyanBlaneyand ChaseElliott) Feb.18: Daytona500(AustinDillon) Feb.25: FoldsofHonor500atAtlanta(KevinHarvick) March4: Kobalt400atLasVegas(KevinHarvick) March11: CampingWorld500(k)atPhoenix(Kevin Harvick) March18: AutoClub400atFontana(MartinTruex Jr.) March25: STP500atMartinsville A pril8: OReillyAutoParts500atTexas A pril15: FoodCity500atBristol April21: ToyotaOwners400atRichmond April29: Geico500atTalladega May6: AAA400atDover May12: GoBowling400atKansas May19: AllStarRaceatCharlotte May27: Coca-Cola600atCharlotte June3: Pocono400 June10: FireKeepersCasino400atMichigan June24: Toyota/SaveMart350atSonoma July1: Chicago400atChicagoland July7: CokeZero400atDaytona July14: QuakerState400atKentucky July22: NewHampshire301 July29: Pennsylvania400atPocono Aug.5: 355attheGlen,atWatkinsGlen Aug.12: PureMichigan400 Aug.18: NightRaceatBristol Sept.2: Southern500atDarlington Sept.9: Brickyard400atIndianapolis Sept.16: LasVegas400 Sept.22: FederatedAutoParts400atRichmond Sept.30: BankofAmerica500(k)atCharlotteroad course Oct.7: Delaware400atDover Oct.14: Alabama500atTalladega Oct.21: HollywoodCasino400atKansas Oct.28: FirstData500atMartinsville Nov.4: Texas500 Nov.11: Can-Am500(k)atPhoenix Nov.18: FordEcoBoost400atHomestead NASCARTHISWEEK FEUDOFTHEWEEK SPEEDFREAKSAfewquestionswe hadtoaskourselvesCUPSTANDINGS WHATSONTAP QUESTIONS &ATTITUDECompellingquestions...and maybeafewactualanswersGODWINSPICKS FORMARTINSVILLE THREETHINGSTOWATCHCALIFORNIA 2018SCHEDULEANDWINNERS 12345678910 KENWILLISTOP10NASCARDRIVERRANKINGSKEVIN HARVICK OneoopsŽ wontknock himdown here MARTIN TRUEXJR. Doesntown aMartinsvilleclock KYLEBUSCH Soclose everyweek KYLELARSON Shareshometown(Elk Grove,Calif.) with49erArik Armstead DENNY HAMLIN Top-sixin fourof“ve 2018starts JOEYLOGANO Fourcareer poles,no winsat Martinsville BRADKESELOWSKIFirstand fourthlast yearat Martinsville RYAN BLANEY Stillawaitinghis breakout week ERIKJONES Quietly hanging withthe leadpack ARIC ALMIROLA No.10no worsethan 13thin“rst “veraces MOTORMOUTHS PODCASTIsMartinsvillesgrandfather clockatrophyor,youknow,just abigolclock?Wellhashitout. Tuneinonlineat w daytonamotormouths THREETHINGSWELEARNED WINNER: KyleBusch RESTOFTOP5: BradKeselowski, DennyHamlin,JimmieJohnson, KurtBusch FIRSTONEOUT: WilliamByron DARKHORSE: ChaseElliott DONTBESURPRISEDIF: Kyle Buschhasthreestraighttopthree“nishesandwillclimbto thetopoftheheapthisweekend. FeelbadforassumingTruexJr.s reignwascomingtoaquickend? GODSPEAK: HewasrunningOK, butnowhesatfullTruexstride. LetsseehowhedoesatMartinsville,wherehehasneverwon. KENSCALL: Yeah,kinda. Iassumedtheyd“guredhim out,butitappearsthatwhatever theyvelearnedoutthere,Truex andcompanyhaventyetforgottenit.Orsharedit. WhatdoyoumakeoftheLowes exit? GODSPEAK: RememberLowes MotorSpeedway?Thatcontract expirationwasthe“rstwarning sign.Dontforget,HomeDepot madeitsexitin2014. KENSCALL: IfLowesmakesa completegetawayfromNASCAR, itsahorriblesign,regardlessof howitsspun.Maybeitstimefor AceHardwaretomakeitsmove. KEVINHARVICKVS.KYLE LARSON: OnLap38,Harvick andLarsonmadecontact,with HarvicksNo.4Fordgoinginto thebackstretchwall.He“nished 35thinthe37-car“eld. GODWINKELLYSTAKE: Both driverscalleditaracingincidentŽandmovedon,butitlikely gotunderHarvicksskin.Iwas j usttryingtogetalittletoomuch rightthere,ŽHarvicksaid. 1.MartinTruexJr.216 2.KyleBusch207 3.JoeyLogano197 4.BradKeselowski183 5.RyanBlaney181 6.DennyHamlin176 7.KyleLarson174 8.KevinHarvick170 9.ClintBowyer155 10.AricAlmirola148 11.KurtBusch144 12.AustinDillon141 13.ErikJones132 14.RyanNewman117 15.PaulMenard1151.GlaringgapsMartinTruexJr.has twoglaringgapson hisNASCARCupSeries resume:Hehasnever wonatashorttrack (Martinsville,Bristol, Richmond)andnever triumphedinarestrictor-platerace(Daytona, Talladega).Ofhis16 careerwins,hehaswon twiceonroad-course venues(Sonoma,WatkinsGlen)and14other timesonso-calledintermediatetracks.2.SHR,oopsAfterseeinghisfour carsallscoretop-10“nishesatPhoenix,Tony Stewarthadnothingto cheeraboutatFontana, California.Noneofhis driversgracedthetop10.Noticeablymissing wasKevinHarvick, whocrashedearlyand limpedhome35th. SHRstopeffortwas postedbyClintBowyer, onelapdowntoTruex. Wegotreallyluckyto “nishthisrace,ŽBowyer said.Ihadatire comingapart.ŽWillSHR reboundandgetbackin gearthisweek?3.Dividedby6Thereare36CupSeries races,anumberwhich iseasytobreakdown intocertainsegments. Whencompetitorsrace atMartinsvillethis weekend,itwillendthe “rstsix-racesegment andtakeushalfway throughthe“rst12-race segment(one-thirdof theseason),andfrom thereonlysixmore racesuntilthehalfway pointoftheseason.Got allthat?Martinsville willshowuswhohas astrongshort-track program.„GodwinKelly, godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.comMartinTruexJr.celebrateshisCaliforniawin, somethingheiswaitingtodoataNASCARshort track.[AP/WILLLESTER] Nowcanwetalkspending caps?AssumingthatthependingLowes departuregotRickHendricks attention,letsalsoassumeyou couldgetsomeinterestinbringing “nancialsanitytoNASCARteam expenditures.Itsonethingtolet economicDarwinismdoitsthing inarelativelywide-openmarketplace,butquiteanothertoletit dis“gureanindustrywhosecredo demandsalevelplaying“eldwithoutmuchdisparitybetweenhaves andhave-nots.Inotherwordsƒ?Ifaseven-timechamphastostart cobblingtogetherfour-raceand eight-racesponsorshippackages nextyear,andwereachapoint whereonlyasmallhandfulof teamsarefueledbyFortune500 budgets,closecompetitionŽis justatheoryinsteadofreality. Somehaveadvocatedspending caps,similartoteamsalarycaps inothersports.Maybeitstimefor thetalk.ŽAssuming,ofcourse, theyrenotalreadydoingthat behindthescenes.„KenWillis,ken.willis @news-jrnl.comCUPSERIES: STP500 SITE: MartinsvilleSpeedway(.526mileoval) TVSCHEDULE: Saturday,practice (FoxSports1,10a.m.),qualifying (FoxSports1,5p.m.).Sunday,race (FoxSports1,coveragebeginsat 12:30p.m.;green”ag,2:30p.m.) CAMPINGWORLDTRUCKS: Alpha EnergySolutions250 SITE: MartinsvilleSpeedway TVSCHEDULE: Friday,practice (FoxSports1,1p.m.and3p.m.). Saturday,qualifying(FoxSports1, 11a.m.),race(FoxSports1,2p.m.)1.WhatsinanameTheNASCARX“nity Seriesracewithno nameatAutoClub Speedwaygotan 11th-hoursponsor,the revivedRoseanneŽ sitcomfeaturingcomedianRoseanneBarr.The Roseanne300victory wenttoJoeyLogano, whomustbeasking WheredoIputthis trophy?Ž2.HesbackYoudontwineight racesandthechampionshipandthen disappear.MartinTruex Jr.madecertainwe allknowtheNo.78 Toyotaisbackinform. Truexbecamethe“rst drivertowinthepole andsweepalltherace stagessincetheformat startedlastyear.3.StreakbreakerTruexwasthestreakbreakeratFontana. KevinHarvicksthreeracewinstreak?Over. KyleLarsonsfourconsecutivewinson2-mile tracks?Toast.The tracksfourconsecutive overtime“nishes?Not onSunday.Truexwonin regulation.„GodwinKelly, godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.comRoseanneBarr,shownhereattheGoldenGlobe Awards,hadhernameonaNASCARraceSaturday.[AP/JORDANSTRAUSS]

PAGE 15 | Thursday, March 22, 2018 B5 BUSINESS By Marley JayAP Markets WriterNEW YORK After a jit-tery afternoon of trading, major U.S. stock indexes fell Wednesday while smaller companies fared better. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates, as investors expected, and said it could raise rates at a quicker pace next year.Stocks traded higher early in the day and jumped after the Fed announced its decision. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 250 points, but gave it all up as new Fed Chairman Jerome Powell addressed reporters. At the end of trading it wobbled and ended lower. The dollar weakened and bond yields turned lower. Yields had risen earlier in the afternoon.The Fed said the U.S. economy and the job market continued to improve over the last two months. It still expects to raise interest rates three times this year, and said it might raise rates three more times next year instead of two.Brent Schutte, the chief investment strategist for Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management, said Powell is trying to tell Wall Street what the Feds plans are without worrying investors too much. He said stocks dropped after Powell said rates might rise higher than the Fed expects. The market will have to get to know Jerome Powell a little bit and will have to test his credibility as Fed chairman, he said. I would imagine the bar is higher for him in the shorter term because he is not a trained economist, unlike Janet Yellen and other predecessors.Small and mid-size companies climbed. Energy companies led the way as oil prices jumped for the second day in a row. Homebuilders advanced following a report that sales of previously occupied homes increased in February. Cereal and packaged foods companies slumped after General Mills reported rising expenses and cut its annual profit forecast and airlines skidded after Southwest said its revenue is suffering as it cuts fares to compete with other companies.The S&P 500 index slid 5.01 points, or 0.2 per-cent, to 2,711.93. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 44.96 points, or 0.2 percent, to 24,682.31. The Nasdaq composite fell 19.02 points, or 0.3 percent, to 7,345.29. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies gained 8.90 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,579.30.Bond prices edged lower. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note declined to 2.88 percent from 2.90 percent Tuesday. It had risen as high as 2.93 per-cent as investors expected quicker gains in interest rates.David Kelly, the chief global strategist for JPMorgan Asset Manage-ment, said stocks usually do well when rates are rising, but only up to a point.If interest rates are rising from a low level, theres more optimism about the economy, and that generally is a more positive thing, he said. Thats the case right now, but with an important dif-ference: the economy has been growing for almost a decade, and interest rates have been historically low for the whole time.Kelly added that the Fed and the government need to be careful to focus on smooth growth, as the recent tax cuts will dump some short-lived stimulus into the economy. Nine of the ten biggest gainers on the S&P 500 were energy companies. Some of the biggest gains went to Marathon Oil and Anadarko Petroleum.Benchmark U.S. crude rose $1.63, or 2.6 percent, to $65.17 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, added $2.05, or 3 per-cent, to $69.47 a barrel in London.General Mills, the maker of Cheerios cereal, Yoplait yogurt and other pack-aged foods, plunged after its third-quarter results were hurt by rising freight and commodity costs. The company also cut its annual profit outlook. The stock dropped $4.42, or 8.9 percent, to $45.51, and companies including Kellogg, J.M. Smucker and Post Holdings also fell.After early losses, Face-book rose $1.24 to $169.39. The stock fell 9 percent Monday and Tuesday following reports a data mining firm working for President Donald Trumps campaign took data from the accounts of 50 million Facebook users without their permission. Authori-ties in Britain and the U.S. launched investigations into Facebooks handling of user data.Facebook stock is down 12.5 percent from the all-time high it set Feb. 1. Stocks wobble and end lower after Fed raises interest ratesSpecilaist Anthony Matesic, left, and trader Michael Milano work on the oor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. U.S. stocks are mixed Wednesday morning as investors wait for news on interest rates from the Federal Reserve. [AP PHOTO/RICHARD DREW]


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PAGE 21 | Thursday, March 22, 2018 C1 SCENETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 By Linda Florea CorrespondentFor this weekend only, Hot Flashes The MusicalŽ as part of the Studio Series at the State Theatre in Eustis, puts the second phase of lifeŽ under the microscope with hilarious results.For their second week, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet StreetŽ knocks em dead with the Bay Street Players in Eustis, How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingŽ gets to work at the Melon Patch in Leesburg and Always,Patsy ClineŽ singsout at the Ice House in Mount Dora. This week is your last week to catch Annie before the final curtain at the Moonlight Play-ers Zwarehouse Theater in Clermont. Hot Flashes The MusicalFor one weekend only Hot Flashes The MusicalŽ turns up the heat and the laughs at the State Theatre in Eustis 2 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday. Its a funny and deeply moving examination of the issues faced by maturing women is perfect for those women in, or approaching, the second phase of life and the ones who love them. Original songs include I Want a Trophy Husband,Ž and reworked classic rock hits such as I am Woman, Hear me Snore.ŽCost: $21. Details: Sweeney ToddThe Bay Street Players in Eustis presents the dark musical Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet StreetŽ until April 1.It really speaks to the human condition and the nature of evil, the nature of desire and consequences, both intended and unintended when you act on certain impulses,Ž said director Paul Castaneda.Set in the 19th century England, the musical details the return of barber Sweeney Todd to London after 15 years of exile. He takes revenge on the corrupt judge who ban-ished him by conspiring with a local baker, Mrs. Lovett, who is in desperate need of fresh meat for her pies.Even if people have seen the show before, theyve never seen a version like ours before … the interpretation, costuming, set, stage … all the different elements in a dif-ferent and creative way than people are used to seeing,Ž Castaneda said.Details: How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingThe Melon Patch Players in Leesburg present How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingŽ opening Friday and playing until April 1. The play follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a handbook to climb the cor-porate ladder from window washer to high-powered executive.Its a 2 hour romp though the 60s,Ž said vice president of production Derick Wallman. Its a little microcosm on how thing were back then.ŽDetails: Always, Patsy ClineON STAGEHot Flashes does oneweekend engagement in EustisSee STAGE, C6Boats, buskers and Easter bunnies highlight a busy weekendBy Linda Florea CorrespondentGet out and about this weekend with a smorgasbord of shows, festivals and activi-ties for the family.The 37th Sunnyland Antique Boat Show brings nostalgia to the seafaring aficionados with a display of primped and primed antique vessels, a Field of Dreams for those looking to buy and a nautical flea market along with entertainment, food and seminars.Eustis's third annual Busker Festival highlights the talents of street performers as they compete for prizes and your enjoyment.The Wine and Seafood Fes-tival at Lakeridge Winery in Clermont satisfies the palette with food and drink. Enter-tainment and shopping round out the event.Here's your on tap weekend.37th Sunnyland Antique Boat ShowBoat lovers will have a lot to ogle at the Sunnyland Antique Boat Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, weather permitting, at Wooton Park in Tavares.Included are exhibits, a food court, live beach music, a nautical flea market with over 80 vendors, the Field of Dreams with antique boats for sale and sea plane rides for a fee. Saturday also features the Festival of Speed with over 60 antique and classic cars and a free educational symposium by the Antique and Classic Boat Society from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Tavares City Hall Auditorium and a Ladies Style Show and Lunch hosted by EM'Z at the Mount Dora Yacht Club for $25, which can be purchased with registration.Cost for the three days is $10.On Tap this weekendNick from the Dallas and Nick Show tries to escape from a straight jacket and chains at last years Busker Festival in downtown Eustis. The festival returns Saturday, with dozens of odd, unusual and colorful street performers. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] The audible Easter egg hunt is Saturday at Hickory Point in Tavares. [LINDA CHARLTON / CORRESPONDENT] LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT SCENESee ON TAP, C6MOVIE REVIEW By Ed SymkusMore Content NowIf youre a gamer, and youve played and been a fan of the Lara Croft series over the past couple of decades, the odds are that youre going to like this reboot of what was hoped to be a film franchise starring Angelina Jolie as the action-loving, risk-taking, always-in-peril adventuress. Only two films were made „ in 2001 and 2003 „ neither of which earned positive reviews or massive box office. Still, the game itself remained popular, and had its own reboot in 2013, leading directly to this new film, which serves as an origin story „ telling how young Lara Croft became the Lara Croft we know „ and provides the thrills and spills expected in a film like this. If youre not a gamer, and have never seen a Lara Croft film, the same odds apply. This is a wild ride that has Swedish actress Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina,Ž The Danish GirlŽ) not only ably stepping into the shoes of Jolie, but absolutely dominating the film with charisma, action hero appeal, and the physicality it takes to play the part. Heres a handy tip to get the most fun out of watching Tomb RaiderŽ: Dont even attempt to remember the exotic names of mythic characters or distant lands. Forget about the piling up of intricacies in the plot. You neednt worry about the mysterious island in the middle of the Devils Sea, or the lost tomb of an ancient, powerful, and possibly evil queen of Japan. Just go with the action, which is always lurking around a corner, waiting to explode on the screen. In previous Lara Croft films, the title character was a skilled fighter who was self-assured and determined, constantly running around saving the world from secret societies and mad scientists. This time, shes shown as a young girl whos happiest when around her wealthy businessman/adventurer dad (Dominic West), then as an aimless young woman whos never come to grips with her dads mysterious disappearance, eventually as the rebellious, stubborn, brave, quick-witted, and physically fit heroine. A nice touch in the script is that shes in really good shape even before she knows shes going on an adventure. Her everyday activities in London include delivering food „ a la Peter Parker „ as a bicycle courier, and working out in an MMA ring. On top of that, Vikanders Lara is much more fun to be around than Jolies, who came across as a little too slick and serious. An amusing chase through the London streets soon turns to a more serious storyline, with Lara finally giving in to mounting pressures to Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) gets out of another jam. [WARNER BROS. PICTURES] Rebooted and re-energized Tomb Raider a great adaptation of the video game Tomb RaiderŽWritten by Geneva RobinsonDworet and Alastair Siddons; directed by Roar Uthaug With Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Dominic West, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas Rated PG-13 Lara Croft better than ever See CROFT, C6


C2 Thursday, March 22, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Mesfin FekaduThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Jussie Smollett marked a breakthrough in 2015 when the TV series EmpireŽ debuted, launching his career after working in the industry for years, earning Emmy and Grammy nominations, and even getting a record deal with Columbia Records. The anticipation had built around Smollett and his fame, with feverish fans constantly wondering when he would release music apart from his Jamal Lyon persona. But the songs never came, and Smollett said he had to break away from the Sony label to finally have his voice heard. I was sitting in a room full of old straight white men, playing them the stuff that Id put my heart and soul and my pain and my joy in and theyre telling me what piece of that should be heard by the people that it actually was created for. Im like, Well that doesnt feel like freedom,Ž Smollett recalled in an interview with The Associated Press. And it was in that meeting that I literally was like, I gotta go, I gotta go. And I asked Fox to take my contract back and they did. And that was that.Ž Last week Smollett finally put out his debut album, Sum of My Music,Ž releasing the 10-track set independently on his own label, Music of Sound. This is a marathon not a sprint,Ž he said, sipping tea with honey comfortably propped on a bed at a hotel in New York City. Theres no huge company behind me. ... Every single cent thats going into this is mine.Ž Smollett, 34, talks about his music and performing at Princes nightclub in Minneapolis while he filmed The Mighty DucksŽ more than 25 years ago. AP: When you released the song F.U.W,Ž and its music video last year, that was on Columbia... Smollett: Was it really, though? They put their name on it, but was it really? AP: You tell me. Smollett: I paid for everything. ...Theres no bad feelings at all ... (but) I got no support over there. The good thing is that my ego is strong enough that Im just like, If youre not (feeling) me, I just want to go.Ž And thats with any situation „ whether its a business relationship, an intimate relationship, a friend, whatever. Like, if you aint (feeling) me, boo boo, I can go. Its all good. And of course there was a bit of that fear of the perception, that you dont want the perception to be that you got dropped. Cause the second that thats the perception, then its a thing of like, Oh my God! People are going to think youre a loser or youre not good before they even have a chance to really hear the music that youre doing.Ž And it wasnt that at all. It just wasnt a fit. AP: Was it easy to get out of the Columbia deal? Smollett: It was. It wasnt that it was easy, but at the end of the day, Fox was the one that had the power, so once I convinced them, then I was able to just pull it back. Because with every single success or failure of Empire,Ž I feel like my stuff was somehow neglected because of it. ...And it happened too many times, and it was a thing like, ...This is going to be the time when youre album comes out.Ž And Im like, So I can announce this?Ž And I announced it like two different times and it never came out. And Im like, What the (heck)?Ž Im looking like a (dummy) to my fans. AP: The album opens with the personal song InsecuritiesŽ „ what was it like writing and recording that? Smollett: It kind of like talks about the good things I hear people say about me, and the bad things I hear people say about me. And its just how you let that affect you. I just always go back to first season (of EmpireŽ). I remember hearing that the network had a meeting with my reps on how to handle my sexuality. And Im just like, What the (heck)? Like, why the (heck) yall meeting about that (nonsense) and Im not on that call?Ž And furthermore, Why do we have to have a meeting about that?Ž AP: How do you feel like youve grown since EmpireŽ premiered? Smollett: I want to say that I believe in myself a little bit more. I think that after the first season, if Im being honest, my self-esteem kind of did a dive. ...I had been myself my whole life but I wasnt used to ... the scrutiny that came with fame and that came with being a part of a phenomenon like Empire,Ž but also being a part of a phenomenon that is Jamal Lyon. ...Hes a groundbreaking character and I was kind of thrust out there. And everybody just wanted to talk about my life, and everybody wanted to know what I was doing. And everybody had these expectations of what I should be, how I should be, who I should be seen with, what I should be doing, who was I dating, who was I (sleeping with). And I just wasnt used to that. ...I know that I believe in myself much more now. Im much more certain of what I want, and how I want it. AP: You starred in 1992s The Mighty DucksŽ „ what goes through your head when you think about that moment in your life?? Smollett: That was four months in the freezing cold in Minneapolis. One thing that sticks in my mind specifically is I remember going to Princes nightclub that he had, and performing there when I was 9 years old. AP: At night? Smollett: Yeah. (With) my siblings and Brandon Adams, who played my older brother. Dont ask me why or how, I dont even remember how. Id have to ask my mother. AP: Was Prince there? Smollett: I dont think so. AP: Well, you never know with him. Smollett: You never know. I think that, I remember someone say, Oh hes up in the balcony.Ž But then being like, but I think that they were lying. I remember it being freezing cold. And then honestly I remember over the last years how, whenever Mighty DucksŽ would show on the television, I knew that ... six weeks later I was about to get a $400 check, my residuals. And Id be calling up SAG with my broke (self) being like, Uh, run that check, run that check.Ž Those are the days when I had $17 in my account and I had to find $3 to deposit, so I could take a $20 out. Jussie Smollett nds his voice, builds his empireActor-singer Jussie Smollett, from the Fox series, Empire,Ž poses for a portrait March 6 in New York. [VICTORIA WILL/INVISION/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] MUSIC & BOOKS

PAGE 23 | Thursday, March 22, 2018 C3 CALENDARTHURSDAY, MARCH 22 CHESS CLUB: From 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Call 352-728-9790 for information. MEDITATION: At 4 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Guided meditation followed by discussion. Chairs provided or bring yoga mat. Beginners welcome. Call 352-728-9790 to register. QUILTING SISTERS GUILD: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Thursday at Masonic Lodge, 200 Richey Road. in Leesburg. Call Mary at 352-323-3351 or go to for information. STORY TIME OUR WORLD: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. For ages 5 and under. With music, movement and “ ngerplays. Call 352-7289790 for information. PRE-K STORY TIME: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mt Dora. Call 352-735-7180 for information. LAKE COUNTY FARMERS AND FLEA MARKET: From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Thursday (except holidays) at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 2101 County Road 452 in Eustis. For information, call Cole Scharlau at 352-357-9692. CRAFTY KIDS: From 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. every Thursday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. Children of all ages are invited to make a craft at the library to take home. Call Penny Richardson at 352-728-9790 or email penny.richardson@ leesburg” CRAFTERNOONS: From 2 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Bring your current craft project. Call 352-5362275 for information. KIDS ACTIVITY NIGHT: From 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road. Call 352-759-9913 for information. DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: From 5 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at Marion Baysinger Memorial Library, 756 W. Broad St. in Groveland. For ages 13 to 18. Call 352429-5840 for information. TNT GAMING: From 4 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. For ages 8 to 18. Call 352-728-9790 for information. LEGO CLUB: From 3 to 4 p.m. every Thursday at Fruitland Park Library, 205 W. Berckman St. For ages 5 to 18. Call 352-360-6561 for information. FUN GAME SHOOTS: At 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday at Amvets Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non members must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750 for information. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS: From 2 to 4 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Learn how to operate digital camera and practice taking shots with instructor Steve Berger. Bring charged digital camera. Go to to register. BAD ART NIGHT: From 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Eustis Memorial Library, 120 N. Center St. Make a sculpture or painting, as long as its really bad. Best bad art wins a trophy. For grades 6 to 12. Call 352357-5686 to register. THURSDAY, MARCH 22 TO SUNDAY, MARCH 25 SWEENEY TODD: At 8 p.m. on Thursday to Saturday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Historic State Theater, 109 N. Bay St. in Eustis. Cost is $21 for adults and $11 for students with ID. Go to for tickets. ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE: At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at IceHouse Theatre, 1100 N. Unser St. in Mount Dora. Cost is $22 for adults, $15 for students with ID and $10 for ages 5 to 17. Go to for tickets. FRIDAY, MARCH 23 YOGA WITH CATS: From 9:30 to 11 a.m. the second and fourth Saturday of the month at Orlando Cat Caf, 532 Cagan Park Ave. in Clermont. Purr-fect for any level. Cost is $15. Registration required. Go to GARY LEWIS AND THE PLAYBOYS: At 7:30 p.m. at Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 S.E. 138th Terrace in Weirsdale. Star Series. Go to for tickets and information. FOURTH FRIDAY SOCIAL: Social at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of the month at Triangle Boat Club, 12001 U.S. Highway 441 in Tavares. Guests welcome. Cost is $10. Call 352-533-8398 to register. PET ROCK PARTY: From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Eustis Memorial Library, 120 N. Center St. Create a pet rock and get accessories to take home. Materials provided. All ages welcome. Call 352-357-5686 to register. FRIDAY, MARCH 23 AND SATURDAY, MARCH 24 LUNCH AND LEARN: At 12:30 p.m. at 1921 by Norman Van Aken, 142 E. 4th Ave. in Mount Dora. History of Florida food with Dr. Gary Mormino and Chef Norman Van Aken. Cost is $35. Call 352-385-0034 for reservations. FRIDAY, MARCH 23 TO SUNDAY, MARCH 25 WINE AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Lakeridge Winery, 19239 N. US Highway 27 in Clermont. Cost is $10 and free for ages 12 and under. Go to for details. HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING: At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at Melon Patch Theatre, 311 E. 13th St. in Leesburg. Cost is $18 for adults and $9 for students. Go to melonpatchplayers. org for tickets. ANNIE: At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Moonlight Players Theatre, 735 W. Minneola Ave in Clermont. Cost is $18 for adults and $15 for students and children. Go to for tickets and information. SUNNYLAND ANTIQUE BOAT SHOW: At 9 a.m. at Wooten Park in Tavares. Call 352533-8398 for information. SATURDAY, MARCH 24 TOWN EASTER EGG HUNT: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Jr. Baseball Field, W. Hermosa St. in Lady Lake. For ages 12 and under. Free. Call 352430-0451 for information. RANGER HISTORY PROGRAM: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday unless another event is scheduled at Dade Battle“ eld Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603 in Bushnell. With historic weapons “ ring demonstration. Call 352-793-4781. DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Saturday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to CROCHET CLASS: From noon to 2 p.m. every Saturday at the W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Bring a size J crochet hook, yarn and scissors. Class projects include a newborn infants cap, a star-shaped pot holder and a ladys hat with ornamentation. Free. Call 352-735-7180, option 5. LEESBURG SATURDAY MORNING MARKET: From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at Towne Square, 501 W. Main St. With local farmers, craftsmen, bakers and artists. Volunteers needed. Call 352-365-0053. APPRAISAL FAIR: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clermont Garden Club, 849 West Ave. Verbal appraisals for $5 per item or set of items. Call Marilyn Paone at 352-3942390 for information. AUDIBLE EASTER EGG HUNT: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hickory Point Park, 27341 Highway 19 in Tavares. For visually impaired and sighted children. Sighted children will wear blindfolds. Hundreds of beeping Easter eggs will be hidden. With Easter Bunny photos and tactile crafts. Register at newvision” .org. THIRD ANNUAL BUSKER FESTIVAL: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Eustis. Musicians, dancers, comedians, jugglers, mimes, living statues, artists and acrobats compete for cash prizes. Free. Accepting performer applications. Go to eustis. org/buskerfestival. or call 352-483-5491. CRYSTAL GAYLE: At 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 S.E. 138th Terrace in Weirsdale. Star Series. Go to for tickets and information. FRIENDS OF LIBRARY BOOK SALE: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tavares Civic Center, 100 E. Caroline St. Cash or check only. Donations are needed and can be brought to Tavares Library. Call 352742-6204 for information. CLASSIC CAR CRUISE-IN: From 5 to 8 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month in downtown Eustis. Registration is free to enter a car. Call 352-360-3712. SATURDAY, MARCH 24 AND SUNDAY, MARCH 25 LANDSCAPE AND GARDEN FAIR: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at Lake County Extension Centers Discovery Gardens, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares. With speakers, children's activities and merchants. Call 352-343-4101 for information. SUNDAY, MARCH 25 SUNRISE SALUTATIONS: At 8:30 a.m. every Sunday at Lilly's on the Lake, 846 W. Osceola St. in Clermont. One hour Yoga sessions and a Mimosa. Bring mat, water and towel. Cost is $13. Call Mae at 407-513-4394 or email SUNSET YOGA: From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Sunday at Clermont Waterfront Park, 330 3rd St. Bring a mat. Free. Call 407-900-8039 for information. BREAKFAST BUFFET: From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. With biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs and pancakes. Cost is $6.50. Free to “ rst responders with ID and kids under 6. Call 352-483-3327. WINGS AND KARAOKE: At 2 p.m. every Sunday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email or go to FARMERS MARKET: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday in downtown Clermont. Fresh produce, “ sh, eggs, ” owers, plants, shrubs, decorative items, live music and a petting zoo. MOUNT DORA VILLAGE MARKET: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday At Evans Park on Donnelly St. at Lake Dora. Superb quality local produce, eclectic food, handmade crafts and ample parking. Go to PIONEER HISTORY EXCURSION: At 9 a.m. at PEAR Park Gateway, 26701 U.S. Highway 27 in Leesburg. Guided tour describing history of Pear Park. Free. Call 352-516-7011 or email jpouliot@lakecounty” .gov to register. The audible Easter Egg Hunt comes to Hickory Point from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE]




DEAR ABBY: My husband, Tom, and I have three kids: One is in college, the next is in grade school and the youngest is a baby. I'm a full-time medical student, and he's a professional athlete. From the outside, it would seem like we have a perfect life. In reality, Tom does his own thing. He attends parties, goes to exciting social events and hobnobs with the rich and famous. I am left at home to manage all of our day-to-day responsibilities and socially restricted to family functions or kid sports. I would like to be included in the invitations and attend some of the fun activities with my husband, but when I ask him if I can go, he says they are "work-related." So I end up staying home to care for our kids. He thinks I should be happy with this and says I don't understand his business responsibilities. I'd really like the chance to interact with other adults with my husband, but I can't seem to get him to appreciate the importance of including me. If I make a big deal about it, he opts not to attend the event at all. I'm slightly suspicious of his behavior and offended. He's kind to me, a good provider and cares for our kids, but how can I get him to understand it's important for both of us to have fun together with other adults? -SPORTS WIFE IN CALIFORNIA DEAR SPORTS WIFE: A wife is supposed to be more than a baby machine, housekeeper and nanny. She's supposed to be her husband's partner. While I understand there may be some events the athletes attend without spouses, it would be interesting to know whether the other athletes' wives are being treated the way you are. Surely you know some of them. Talk to the ones you are closest with. Your husband may not have been entirely honest about why he insists on ying solo, so make it your business to do some checking.DEAR ABBY: I'm the proud grandmother of an 18-month-old girl. My daughter is an attentive mother in every way except one. My concern is that she lets the baby play alone in the bathtub. My husband and I recently celebrated my birthday at her house. When I asked where the baby was, another guest said, "She's playing in the bathtub." Sure enough, the baby was in the bathroom, in the bathtub, playing and swimming around in the water by herself. I was horried! I can't imagine that times have changed this much or that it could ever be OK to leave a baby unattended in the bath, no matter their dexterity or ability to walk. I spent the next day in a panic, sending my daughter stories, news articles and other information, trying to get across to her how dangerous this is, but she didn't want to hear it. Do you have some magic words for me? -GRANDMOTHER IN NORTH CAROLINA DEAR GRANDMOTHER: Babies have been known to drown in as little as 2 inches of water. Your clueless daughter may not want to hear it, but what you have described is child endangerment. The magic words you are asking for are: "parenting classes." And if she still won't listen, some other good ones are: "Child Protective Services." Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018:This year you are full of energy, and experience your life in a new light. You will focus on your communication with friends and loved ones. You even might sign up for a workshop on how to communicate effectively. If you are single, the person you choose to relate to now might not be so appealing in a year. Stay open to others, and try not to commit for a while. If you are attached, the two of you seem to enjoy each other even more. You will see a change in how the two of you relate. GEMINI often pops in and out of your life. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You could be more in tune with what is going on than you realize. Return calls, schedule meetings and push forward any matters involving communication. Later in the day, misunderstandings might dominate. Take a step back from the chaos. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You can be possessive. If you nd this tendency emerging, try to gure out what triggers it. Going within yourself usually works, as you can root out the cause. In the next few weeks, be careful, as misunderstandings run rampant. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Speak your mind. Your words will help clear up a problem. Your ruling planet, Mercury, goes retrograde today. Expect some misunderstandings. A blast from the past easily could appear. You might meet someone with whom you have a karmic tie. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You might feel tense with all the activity around you. Be more direct in how you discuss a problem, but dont hit anyone below the belt. A change within your community or at work could cause some stress. Try not to internalize any tension. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You are ying high. Matters involving long-term goals will be tossed into the limelight. You might want to reect on what you have taken for granted. You have changed, so your desires could have changed as well. Make an adjustment, if need be. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You are in the limelight, and others appreciate your efforts. However, nding a point of agreement could be challenging. You might nd the process long and tedious. Push this matter aside for a while, as your ruling planet, Mercury, goes backward. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) The more reective you are, the more likely you will be to nd out why others are being secretive. Say little, and listen a lot. Check out all the information that is being shared before taking action; otherwise, a problem could occur. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Keep your day and plans intact. Dont be surprised if you need to make a last-minute adjustment. Be as clear with a loved one as possible, especially when discussing your relationship. Avoid a misunderstanding. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You are full of energy, but try not to direct it toward a grumpy associate or roommate. You inadvertently might set off a quarrel, which wont be easy to resolve. Be smart and distance yourself. Youll discover how creative you can be around a loved one. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You might not have the answers you seek, but you do have information. Take time to make some calls for yourself, even if just to schedule a routine checkup. You might be concerned about a health-related issue; know that you will handle it. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You hear good news that you might want to share. Know that you are heading in the right direction. Both attached and single Aquarians could nd relating to loved ones stressful in the next few weeks. Dont worry, this is just a phase. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Your sense of direction will help push a project forward. Listen carefully to what those you are working with have to say. Remain open to the possibility of change. Refuse to stand on ceremony if you experience a misunderstanding. Wife left at home with the kids longs to socialize with adults | Thursday, March 22, 2018 C5TODAY IS THURSDAY, MARCH 22, the 81st day of 2018. There are 284 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY: On March 22, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced that Gen. William C. Westmoreland, the commander of American forces in Vietnam, would leave that post to become the U.S. Army's new Chief of Sta. Students at the University of Nanterre in suburban Paris occupied the school's administration building in a prelude to massive protests in France that began the following May. The rst Red Lobster restaurant opened in Lakeland, Florida. ON THIS DATE: In 1894 hockey's rst Stanley Cup championship game was played; home team Montreal defeated Ottawa, 3-1. In 1933 during Prohibition, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure to make wine and beer containing up to 3.2 percent alcohol legal. In 1941 the Grand Coulee hydroelectric dam in Washington state ocially went into operation. In 1958 movie producer Mike Todd, the husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor, and three other people were killed in the crash of Todd's private plane near Grants, New Mexico. In 1978 Karl Wallenda, the 73-year-old patriarch of "The Flying Wallendas" high-wire act, fell to his death while attempting to walk a cable strung between two hotel towers in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


C6 Thursday, March 22, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comAdolfo Perelli, played by Tony Agati, shaves a customer in Sweeney Todd, Demon Barber of Fleet StreetŽ at the Bay Street Players in Eustis this weekend. [SUBMITTED PHOTO] CROFTFrom Page C1accept her still-missing fathers demise, and sign papers that will make her a beneficiary. But that decision is what leads to an unexpected journey, one that takes her to the Far East, then to that mysterious island and to one treacherous situation leading to another. Lets not forget the all-important villain of the story, here a cold-blooded, trigger-happy, emotionally complicated mercenary named Mathias Vogel (Walton Goggins), who oversees an army of slave workers on the island in a search for the remains of that ancient queen. Theres also a mystery man in the woods, but his identification will remain a mystery, at least on this page. Amidst Indiana Jonesy settings, some gruesome events near the end, and even a couple of teary eyed personal moments, Tomb RaiderŽ features strong performances and engaging technical achievements, as well as fast-paced, sturdy direction from Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug (The WaveŽ). Theres also an unnecessary but pretty cool sequel-ready conclusion. Ed Symkus writes about movies for More Content Now. He can be reached at 3rd Annual Busker FestivalDozens of street performers will be on hand for the third annual Busker Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Eustis. There are five different juggling acts, a saw player, musicians and more competing for cash prizes.There is nothing like this in the areas,Ž said Erin Bailey, events coordinator with Eustis. Theres something for everyone … a wide variety of talent.ŽThe event is free and family friendly. Wine and Seafood FestivalLakeridge Winerys Wine and Seafood Festival, 19239 N. U.S. Highway 27 in Cler-mont runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Bring your appetite for the tons of seafood, beer, wine and soft drinks available for purchase. There is entertainment on the outside stage as well as in the Wine & Cheese Bar. Cost is $10 but admission is free for kids 12 and younger. A por-tion of gate proceeds benefit Central Florida Dreamplex. Go to for details and entertainment schedule. No pets allowed. Appraisal FairGet your antiques appraised at the Clermont Garden Clubs Appraisal Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 849 West Ave. in Clermont. Three apprais-ers from Renningers Antique Market will be on hand to give verbal apprais-als for $5 per item or set of items with a limit of three items per person. Furniture, coins and weapons are not allowed. Proceeds benefit the garden club and sending kids to the State Garden Camp and Environ-mental Study School. Audible Easter Egg Hunt New Vision for Indepen-dence will host an audible Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Hickory Point Park, 27341 County Road 19 in Tavares. Visually impaired children will search for beeping Easter eggs along with blindfolded sighted children, who get the opportunity to experience what a visually impaired friend or classmate experi-ences. The event includes Easter Buddy photos and tactile crafts. Participants must pre-register at Landscape and Garden FairSpring is here and time for the Landscape and Garden Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 10 am. To 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lake County Extension Centers Discovery Gardens, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. The event features speakers, childrens activi-ties and garden vendors. Pioneer History ExcursionJoin the guided tour describing the history of Pear Park 9 a.m. Sunday at the park gateway, 26701 U.S. Highway 27 in Leesburg. There will be a walk through the park discussing pioneer history and plants that were used for food, textiles and dyes and answer questions. Register by email at jpouliot@ or call 352-516-7011. ON TAPFrom Page C1Based on a true story about Patsys friendship with fan Louise Seger, whom she met at a Houston honky-tonk in 1961. Seeger corresponded with Patsy until a fatal plane crash in 1963. Includes Patsys hits Crazy,Ž I Fall to Pieces,Ž Sweet Dreams,Ž  Walking After Midnight,Ž and more. Friday until April 8 at the Son-nentag Theatre at the Ice House in Mount Dora. Tickets to all performances are sold out but there is a waiting list for possible seating or added shows. Details: icehousetheatre. com. AnnieAnnie takes her final bow Sunday at the Moonlight Players Warehouse Theater in Clermont. Set in depression era New York, Annie, possesses unbridled optimism and spunkiness in the face of adversity, and the ensemble of girls in the orphanage are tormented by the cruel orphan headmistress Miss Hannigan. By chance, Annie is chosen to spend two weeks at the home of Daddy Warbucks during Christmas. As she works her heart-melting magic on him, he offers a reward to find her parents. The bad guys roll in to claim the reward, and well, you have to see the rest.Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students and children. Details: Orange Blossom OpryAmerican 1960s era pop and rock group, fronted by musician Gary Lewis, son of comedian Jerry Lewis, will be at the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $38 to $46. Grammy Winner Crystal Gayle is play-ing sold out performances at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. STAGEFrom Page C1