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@dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Friday, April 6, 2018 SPORTS | B1FIRST ACADEMY TRACK TEAM HOPING SMALL STEPS WILL LEAD TO BIG PRIZE 75 ¢ Opinion .......................A7 Weather .......................A8 Sports...........................B1 Drive ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 96 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 YOUR FORECAST: Overcast and a few showers on Saturday and cloudy most of Sunday, but with mild temperatures both days. LAKE COUNTY FAIR: The fair enters its “ rst full day today in Eustis with a Meat Goat Skill-athon, the Fire“ ghter Show and a Comic Hypnotist. FRUITLAND PARK DAY: Fruitland Park celebrates its residents from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at City Hall, 506 W. Berckman St. with a barbecue cook-off, parade and entertainment WEEKEND GLANCE By Anita SnowThe Associated PressPHOENIX „ National Guard contingents in U.S. states bordering Mexico awaited guidance Thursday on the what duties theyll be assigned to help fight illegal immigration and drug smug-gling along the border, and a Pentagon official said it has not yet been determined whether the troops will be armed. The deployment is in very early planning stages,Ž the National Guard in Texas said in a statement.In Washington, Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie told reporters at the Pentagon that it has not yet been deter-mined how many, if any, of the troops participating in the border security operation will be armed.With troops in all states, the National Guard has been called on by past presidents and governors to help secure U.S. borders, and the Texas contingent said it had firsthand knowledge of the mission and operating areaŽ that will allow it to move seamlessly into the new role.The Republican governors of the border states of Arizona and New Mexico also welcomed deployment of the guard along the southwest border as a matter of public safety, but it was unclear how Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown would respond to Trumps call.Trump ordered the deploy-ment because we are at a crisis pointŽ with illegal immi-gration, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen of the Department of Homeland Security said.Troops await border ordersBy Michael R. SisakThe Associated PressNORRISTOWN, Pa. „ After a showdown over race, the jury picked to decide Bill Cosbys fate in the first big trial of the #MeToo era ended up mirroring the gender and racial makeup of the group that deadlocked last year: seven men and five women „ 10 white, two black.Race dominated Wednes-days jury selection.Cosbys lawyers alleged a member of the prosecution team made a disparaging remark after prosecutors rejected one of the few black women considered for the case. The defense, which argued nixing her was illegal, never revealed the remark they claim was said and eventually agreed to pick more jurors.Bill Cosbys retrial jury mirrors rst on gender, raceBy Barbara OrtutayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Facebooks acknowledgement that most of its 2.2 billion members have probably had their personal data scraped by malicious actorsŽ is the latest example of the social networks failure to protect its users data.Not to mention its seem-ing inability to even identify the problem until the com-pany was already embroiled in scandal.CEO Mark Zuckerberg told reporters Wednesday that Facebook is shutting down a feature that let people search for Facebook Facebook: Most users may have had public data scrapedBy Frank Stanfield frankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ A tearful Tracie Naffziger testified Thursday that David Mariotti coerced her into helping hide Bernadine Montgomerys body in the Ocala National Forest.Youll help or youll be right next to her,Ž she said.Naffziger, who described her relationship with Mariotti as a friend with benefits,Ž has pleaded no contest to accessory after the fact, first-degree murder, and credit card theft and was called to testify against Mariotti in his first-degree murder trial this week. She conceded on cross-examination that she hopes to be sentenced to probation instead of the maximum „ 35 years in prison. In reality, their relationship could best be described as mutual drug addiction, fraud and ruthlessness, according to allegations in the court file.Before she testified, the state called Eric Brown to the stand. A longtime drug user and con-victed felon, he testified that he was with Mariotti when he dumped items in a trash bin at a Leesburg apartment complex. He said he didnt know what the items were.The manager for an area trash incinerator said it was virtually impossible to try to retrieve anything picked up more than a day earlier.Brown said he later went to a hotel where he, Mariotti and Naffzigger took drugs. At one point, he said he went into the bathroom with Nafzigger where adults do what adults do.ŽNaffzigger denied being intimate with Brown, though she said she had been in the past.Nafzigger said Mariotti called her to say they could make some money.Ž He first took her to Montgomerys house on Saturday, June 18, 2016. He left her there for about an hour to go out and buy drugs, using Montgom-erys car. She sat in a chair and noticed someone she thought was sleeping on a couch.What do I tell your person when they wake up?ŽThey wont wake up,Ž he replied.She said she didnt know the person under the blanket was 84-year-old Montgom-ery, nor did she know she was dead. She said she thought the person had crashedŽ like she did sometimes and was sleeping it off.Four days later, they returned to the house in Pal-mora Park, which by that time had a terrible smell.Ž It was the first time she realized the person on the couch was dead, she said.Mariotti asked her to help move the body.I tried to do it, but I Witness details killingA tearful Tracie Naffziger testi“ ed Thursday that David Mariotti coerced her into helping hide Bernadine Montgomerys body in the Ocala National Forest. [BOB SNOW/CORRESPONDENT] Tracie Na ziger testi es Bea Montgomerys body laid on sofa 4 daysSee MARIOTTI, A4 See TRUMP, A5 See COSBY, A5 See FACEBOOK, A6


A2 Friday, April 6, 2018 | NATION & WORLDPUBLISHER Steve Skaggs: ......................352-365-8213 EXECUTIVE EDITOR Tom McNiff: ............................352-365-8250 DIGITAL EDITOR, LIFESTYLES EDITOR Whitney Lehnecker: ....352-365-8258 SPORTS EDITOR Paul Jenkins: ..........................352-365-8204 SPORTS WRITER Frank Jolley: REPORTER Frank Stan“ eld: frank.stand“ ...............352-374-8257 REPORTER Roxanne Brown: ................352-365-8266 YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR LAKE AND SUMTER COUNTIESPrint delivery available within the newspaper distribution area only. By submitting your address and/or email, you understand that you may receive promotional offers from Gatehouse Media and its related companies. You may unsubscribe from receiving any such offers at any ti me by calling 352-787-0600. The advertised price does not include the charges for any premium editions. Premium editions are published to p rovide additional information and value to our readers. 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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. Wednesday, April 4 Powerball: 8-24-42-54-64-24 x4 Lotto: 1-5-11-12-25-48 x5 Fantasy 5: 14-16-20-22-30 Thursday, April 5 Pick 5 Afternoon: 9-0-5-3-8 Evening: 8-6-2-6-3 Pick 4 Afternoon: 7-4-0-9 Evening: 1-1-9-9 Pick 3 Afternoon: 0-4-7 Evening: 6-9-6 Pick 2 Afternoon: 8-4 Evening: 6-4LOTTERY The Associated PressSPOKANE, Wash. „ Gary Bailey is certain China is trying to rattle Trump voters with its threat to slap tariffs on soybeans and other agri-culture staples grown in rural America. The wheat farmer in eastern Washington, a state that exports $4 billion a year in farm products, is also certain of the result.Its a strategy thats working,Ž he said.If farmers are worried, so are Republican politicians, who depended on small-town America to hand them control of Congress and know how quickly those voters could take it away. Just seven months before the 2018 midterm elections, Trumps faceoff with China over trade has exposed an unexpected political vulner-ability in what was supposed to be the Republican Partys strongest region: rural America.The clash with China poses a direct threat to the economies in both red and blue states, from Califor-nias central valley to eastern Washington through Minnesotas plains and across Missouri, Indiana and into Ohio.They are regions in which the GOPs quest to retain its House and Senate majorities this fall is tied directly to Republican voters views about their pocketbooks and Trumps job performance. The signs of fear and frustration about both are easy to find.In southwestern Minnesota, soybean farmer Bill Gordon says the volatility in the markets makes it harder for farmers like him to market their crop and lock in profitability. The state is the countrys fourth-largest exporting state, and the states top farm export market is China.A Trump voter, Gordon said right now hes disappointed, not angry with whats happening. But the trade tensions could affect his vote in the open race for the regions congressional seat, where the farm vote is significant. I vote for the people who represent rural America,Ž he said. Its not a party line.ŽPresident Donald Trump says hes simply fighting against unfair business prac-tices with a geopolitical rival. After the Trump administration announced plans to impose tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports Tuesday, China lashed back within hours, matching the Ameri-can tariffs with plans to tax $50 billion of U.S. products, including soybeans, corn and wheat. China had previously released plans to impose retaliatory tariffs on frozen pork, nuts and wine in response to Trumps intent to apply duties to imported aluminum and steel.The soybean industry, perhaps more than any other, illustrates the potential harm to Republican candidates in the fall.Soy production is concentrated in the Midwest. Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Indiana and Mis-souri account for over half of all soy produced in the United States. And more than 60 percent of U.S. soy exports have been sent to mainland China in recent years.Trump won 89 percent of Americas counties that produce soy, according to an Associated Press analysis of Agriculture Department and election data. In those counties, on average, two out of three voters supported Trump in 2016.Many Republican candidates who represent rural areas Trump won in 2016 are being forced to choose between his trade policies and community interests. Vulnerable Republicans are walking a tightrope.In eastern Washington, seven-term Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers had already found herself in an unexpectedly tight race. She has urged the White House to reverse courseŽ on the Chinese tar-iffs in recent days. She did not respond publicly to this weeks dramatic develop-ments, however.Overall, an estimated 2.1 million jobs could be affected by the trade dispute nationally, with a majority coming from counties that Trump won in 2016, according to an analysis by Mark Muro, a senior fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.Were in kind of a farm crisis,Ž said Bob Worth, who grows soybeans, corn and spring wheat with his son on 2,200 acres near Lake Benton in southwest-ern Minnesota. He wouldnt say how he voted in 2016, but he offered kind, if measured, words for Trump.Im going to believe in the man,Ž added Worth, whos also on the board of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association. Hes doing this for business rea-sons only. I dont know if he knows how much hes hurting agriculture.ŽMatt Aultman, a grain salesman and feed nutrition-ist in Greenville, Ohio, west of Columbus, said farmers there are keeping a close watch on the talk in Washington. Farmers pay attention to two things: prices and weather. And a trade fight that affects prices wont go unnoticed.Trade moves rattle farmers, GOPA ” ag ” ies over the Heartland Co-op grain elevator on Thursday in Dallas Center, Iowa. The trade dispute with China is threatening to rattle small-town economies and election-year politics. Just seven months before the 2018 midterm elections, Trumps faceoff with China over trade has exposed an unexpected political vulnerability in what was supposed to be the Republican Partys strongest region: rural America. [CHARLIE NEIBERGALL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]SAN FRANCISCOAppeals court limits scope of law barring pot prosecutionsA U.S. appeals court says a law that bans the Justice Department from prosecuting some medical marijuana users and dispensaries does not apply to pot operations on federal land.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected an appeal by two men charged in federal court with growing mar-ijuana in Northern California on property controlled by the Bureau of Land Management. A three-judge panel of the court said Thursday, however, that lawmakers did not prevent the federal government from enforcing its marijuana law on federal land even when no state laws may have been violated. MOJAVE, CALIF. Virgin Galactic conducts 1st powered ” ight of new shipVirgin Galactic has conducted the first powered test flight of its new space tourism rocket.Virgin Galactic tweets that the spaceship named Unity was carried aloft by its mother ship and released over Californias Mojave Desert early Thursday.The company says the space-craft achieved supersonic speed before the pilots shut down the engine and it glided back to Mojave Air & Space Port.This was Virgin Galactics first powered flight since the 2014 crash of its original space-ship that killed one of its two pilots.Virgin Galactic founder Rich-ard Branson tweets that Space feels tantalisingly close now.ŽATLANTAPolice: Missing CDC worker drowned; no sign of foul playAn employee for the Centers for Disease Control and Preven-tion who was reported missing more than seven weeks ago was found drowned in a river not far from his house, with no sign of foul play, authorities said Thursday.Timothy Cunninghams body was found Tuesday partially submerged in water and mud on the west bank of the Chattahoochee River in northwest Atlanta, fire-rescue department spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford said at a news conference. Staf-ford said that rescue crews had to use boats and special equip-ment to reach Cunninghams body because it was located in difficult terrain in a remote area not easily accessible.Ž The Associated Press IN BRIEF DATELINESJERUSALEMPalestinian mourners carry the body of 23-year-old Mojahid al-Khodari, who was killed early Thursday morning by an Israeli airstrike, during his funeral in Gaza City. A second man died Thursday from wounds suffered in a mass protest along the Israeli border. The fatalities bring to 21 the number of people killed in confrontations in the volatile area since last week. [KHALIL HAMRA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]HARTFORD, CONN.Associate Justice Richard A. Robinson questions an attorney during a session at Connecticut Supreme Court, in Hartford, Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday that he is nominating Robinson for chief justice. Malloys previous chief justice nominee was rejected the previous week by the state Senate in a mostly party-line vote. If con“ rmed, Robinson would succeed Chase Rogers, who retired in February. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]

PAGE 3 | Friday, April 6, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 By Jim TurnerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Gov. Rick Scott overlooked $109.2 million when making budget vetoes, according to Florida TaxWatch, which, for the second time in three years, was beaten to the punch by the governor in releasing its annual Budget TurkeyŽ list.TaxWatch this week released a list of 87 projects „ collectively worth $147.5 million „ that were pushed by individual lawmakers and that the non-profit group argued should not have been included in the $88.7 billion state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1.Scott signed the budget on March 16, a quick five-day turnaround after getting the 453-page package from the Legislature. He made $64 million in vetoes, of which 38 projects, worth $38.28 million, overlapped the TaxWatch list.Kurt Wenner, vice president of research for TaxWatch, said that even though the group was late with the release of the turkey list, it is important to hold the Legislature accountable.This report is still being released in order to highlight the large number of projects in the budget and to offer recommendations to review the review of these projects,Ž Wenner, also identified by TaxWatch as its budget turkey expert,Ž told report-ers in a conference call.Rather than critiquing the merits of projects, TaxWatch bases its calls for vetoes on whether proposals circumvent the normal legislative review process.Legislators in the past have been highly critical of the annual report. Senate Presi-dent Joe Negron, R-Stuart, TaxWatch trots out turkeysStaff ReportLEESBURG … Lake County authorities, working in concert with the FBI and U.S. Postal inspectors, broke up a drug ring they say was led by two men who were recently released from prison on federal drug charges. Detectives with the Lake County Sheriffs Special Investigations Unit, with assistance from the Clermont, Leesburg, and Tavares Police Depart-ments, as well as the FBI and United States Postal Inspec-tors Office, recently wrapped up the four-month operation by making 28 arrests of cocaine dealers in south Lake County.The operation did not dis-criminate as it targeted high-, mid-, and street-level dealers alike who are responsible for littering our communities with cocaine,Ž read a statement from the Sheriffs Office.Detectives identified Todd Jernoe Eutsey as the main source and supplier in the area. As the investigation pro-gressed, additional high-level traffickersŽ were also identified as being responsible for supplying Eutsey with trafficking amounts of the drug. These traffickers were identified as Roy Detreville, Jr. and Jaime Vega, Jr.Lt. John Herrell of the Sher-iffs Office said the FBI and Postal Inspectors Office were involved because some of the drugs were coming in from out of state. In fact, agents inter-cepted a shipment from Puerto Rico, he said.As the operation wound down, investigators obtained 28 arrest warrants for members of the drug ring and executed five search warrants, including one in Orange County. Detec-tives seized about a kilogram of cocaine with a street value of $32,000, $20,000 in cash, and seven firearms.Eutsey and Detreville are currently on federal probation and were recently released from federal prison for similar charges. Several others who were arrested as part of this ring were either on federal pro-bation, state probation, or are repeat offenders, according to investigators.We feel like this put a sig-nificant dent in the drug trade, especially when you consider they had such a targeted focus on the south end of the county,Ž Herrell said.Sheri feds break up drug ringDetectives say operation put signi cant dentŽ in local drug tradeEutsey Detreville Vega By Linda FloreaCorrespondentCLERMONT „ Getting around the downtown area of Clermont is about to get a little easier and a lot more fun thanks to the Clermont Downtown Partnerships recent trolley purchase.Our plan right now is to run from the Splash Pad at Waterfront Park all the way through downtown, circulating and catching all the streets, including the historic village and downtown shops,Ž said Sandy Farnsworth, executive director of the partnership.She said they plan to charge $2 to ride the trol-ley all day.Erika Shanoff, president of the Clermont Downtown Partnership and owner of Erikas Tea Room and Gifts, said although they could have gone with other modes of transportation, the trolley complements the historic downtown theme.We dont want to lose the charm of historic downtown, and it will act as a form of transportation in the downtown community,Ž she said. It Clermont gets a trolleyThe Clermont Downtown Partnership recently purchased a trolley to shuttle people downtown and enhance the historic aspect of the area. [LINDA FLOREA / CORRESPONDENT] Downtown Partnership hopes trolley will provide fun, function for visitorsBEST BETS FOR TODAYGOLF FOR EDUCATION: At 11:30 a.m. at Black Bear Golf Club, 24505 Calusa Blvd. in Eustis. Entry fee is $75. Call 352-669-3511 or 352-6692585 for information. ILLUSIONIST RICK THOMAS: At 7 p.m. at Mount Dora Community Building Theater, 520 N. Baker St. Cost is $55. His show has run consecutively for 15 years in Las Vegas. Go to MountDoraLive. com for tickets. STREET PARTY: From 6 to 10 p.m. the “ rst Friday of the month in downtown Eustis. Featuring music, food and friends. Accepting applications for vendors. Go to www. or call 352-483-5491. RIDERS IN THE SKY: At 7:30 p.m. at Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 S.E. 138th Terrace in Weirsdale. Western music and wit. Go to obopry. com for tickets and information.NEWS BRIEFSTHE VILLAGESMan shot dead by father in The Villages, sheriffs of“ ce says The Sumter County Sheriffs Office is investigating a shooting involving a man in The Villages and his adult son Wednesday night.According to a press release, the Sumter County Sheriffs Office communications center received a call about a shooting that occurred in the Village of Collier about 7:35 p.m. Deputies discovered that a father had shot his adult son. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Details of the incident were not immediately available Thursday. A sheriffs spokes-woman said the incident is still under investigation.CLERMONTAccused voyeur faces 75 child porn chargesA man arrested last month for trying to take cell phone video in a Wal-mart bathroom is facing dozens of additional charges after investigators obtained a warrant and found a large cache of child pornography on the phone.Jacob Perritt was initially arrested on March 10, after store security found his cell phone in the restroom perched on a mirror with the record button activated.Perritt returned to the store to claim his phone, according to Clermont police. Thats when he was arrested. He allegedly admitted downloading several photos of young children engaged in sex acts that were found on the phone. He was also wanted in Michigan for accosting children for immoral purposes.ŽInvestigators later obtained a search warrant for the phone and found 75 additional pornographic photos involving children, police say. Perritt was hit with the 75 new charges Wednesday.ORLANDOSurvivors of Florida club rampage sue social media giantsSurvivors of a Florida night-club massacre have filed a federal lawsuit against Google, Facebook and Twitter, claim-ing they helped spread terrorist propaganda.The complaint filed Wednes-day in Orlando by 16 survivors of the June 2016 Pulse nightclub attack says the companies prof-ited from content posted by the Islamic State group.Gunman Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to the organization in telephone con-versations with a 911 operator and police during the rampage that killed 49 at the gay nightclub. Mateen was killed in a shootout with SWAT team members.A similar lawsuit filed by the victims families against the three social media giants was dismissed by a Detroit federal judge last week. The judge found no connection between social media content and the attack. Another lawsuit against Twit-ter was dismissed in 2016.Perritt By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comEUSTIS „ The Lake County Fair is in town for its 97th year and between the new attractions and old favorites, Manager C. E. HappyŽ Norris said he is expecting a 10-day run that is nothing less than exciting and fun.People love the fair and we love bringing it to them,Ž Norris said. We are trying to provide a good family atmosphere for the people of Lake County; a place to have fun plus we may be able to sneak a little education in there somewhere, teach them something.ŽSome of thetraditional things people will be able to find at the fair are a variety of carnival games, entertainers, 4-H livestock shows, a barnyard petting zoo,the Leesburg County FairBeauty Pageant, a talent showand carnival foods like corn dogs, sausages, pizza, Philly cheese steaks, prime rib sandwiches, funnel cakes, elephant ears, cotton candy, candied apples, kettle corn, cinnamon rolls and more.Fair share of funThe Lake County Fair is in town for its 97th year, and between the new attractions and old favorites, Manager C. E. HappyŽ Norris said he is expecting a 10-day run that is nothing less than exciting and fun. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] 97th annual Lake County Fair coming to Eustis with plenty of entertainmentToday 9 a.m. Meat Goat Check In 2 p.m. Meat Goat Skill-a-thon 6 p.m. Meat Goat Show and Sale 6:30 p.m. Fire“ ghter Show 7 p.m. Sea Lion Splash 8 p.m. Fire“ ghter Show 8:30 p.m. Sea Lion Splash 9 p.m. Comedy Hypnotist Show Saturday 8 a.m. Steer Check In 9 a.m. Poultry Judging 1 p.m. Steer Record Book Financial Summary Due 2:30 p.m. Poultry Awards/ Fire“ ghter Show 3 p.m. Sea Lion Splash 5 p.m. Rabbit Show 6 p.m. Talent Show 6:30 p.m. Fire“ ghter Show 7 p.m. Sea Lion Splash 8 p.m. Fire“ ghter Show 8:30 p.m. Sea Lion Splash Sunday 2 p.m. Pageant Registration/ Steer Skill-a-thon 2:30 p.m. Fire“ ghter Show 3 p.m. Sea Lion Splash 3:30 p.m. Miss LCF Pageant 4 p.m. Steer Manageability Parade 6:30 p.m. Fire“ ghter Show 7 p.m. Sea Lion Splash 7:30 p.m. 4-H Share the Fun 8 p.m. Fire“ ghter Show 8:30 p.m. Sea Lion SplashLAKE COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE THIS WEEKEND See TURKEY, A4 See FAIR, A4 See TROLLEY, A4


A4 Friday, April 6, 2018 | Funeral Services Minister Stephanie Sabrina Reeves, 62, of Leesburg, Florida, was born January 4, 1956, in Okahumpka, FL. She peacefully transitioned from labor to reward on April 1, 2018. The family will receive friends, 6:00 8:00P.M., Friday, April 6, 2018, at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 1108 East Main Street, Leesburg, FL. A Celebration of Life will convene 10:00A.M., Saturday, April 7, 2018, at The Citadel of Hope, 2795 South Street, Leesburg, FL, Apostle Dannie Williams, Pastor. Professional services entrusted to Rocker-Cusack Mortuary, Leesburg, FL, (352)435-9326. On-line condolences may be placed at www. rockercusackmortuary. comMinister Stephanie Sabrina Reeves TodaysServices Raymond Thomas Cason, 79, of Okahumpka, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018. He was born to Oliver Walter and Maudie Victoria Cason on April 24, 1938 in Leesburg, Florida. He was a lifelong resident of Lake County where he owned and operated his own business for 30 years. Mr. Cason was a former member of the Southpointe Baptist Church. He was an active member of the missionary team and was passionately involved with improving the lives of orphans in Haiti, rebuilding churches in Honduras and providing relief to hurricane victims. After retiring, Mr. Cason enjoyed a leisurely life playing golf with friends and traveling with his loving wife and family. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Jane Cason, daughter Victoria Marie Fussell of Bushnell,FL, son Rodolfo Salazar of Costa Rica, grandsons Adam Thomas Cason of Sulfur, OK and Sean Thomas Fussell of Lynchburg, VA; great granddaughter Ava Dean Cason of Sulfur, OK and sister Olivia Yvette Cason of Gainesville, FL. He is predeceased by his son Thomas Walter Cason and grandson Trey Craig Fussell. Memorial service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday April 21, 2018 in the Chapel of the First Baptist Church of Leesburg, 220 North 13th Street, Leesburg, Florida 34748. In lieu of ”owers, the family suggests that donations be made to Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901 ( Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home & Crematory, Leesburg, FL 34748. Online condolences may be left at www. Raymond Thomas Cason Thomas Walter HenshawThomas Walter Henshaw PoppyŽ, 73, of Leesburg, died Monday, April 2, 2018. Steverson Hamlin and Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares.Antoine WilliamsAntoine Williams. of Coleman. died Sunday April 1, 2018. RockerCusack Mortuary, Leesburg. FL.Louis Chester DorseyLouis Chester Dorsey, Sr., 74, of Webster, died Friday, March 23, 2018. Rocker-Cusack Mortuary, Leesburg.Lisa Latwan FrinkLisa Latwan Frink, 51, of Orlando, died Monday March 26, 2018. Rocker-Cusack Mortuary, Leesburg. Josephine Reece LewisJosephine Reece Lewis, 95, of Leesburg, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Rocker-Cusack Mortuary, Leesburg.Glen SippGlen Sipp, of Orlando, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Rocker-Cusack Mortuary, Leesburg. We always have food galore, probably any type you want. There area lot of fried foods like at allfairs, but there are other things too. Andreally, who doesnt like fair food?Ž Norris asked.Thats not it however. Norris said there are a lot of exciting things on the horizon this year starting with the return of the Sea Lion Splash,Ž a show he said was a big hit a few years back and brand new or favorite attractions including strolling acts like Oscar the Robot, the Cowboy Circus with Danny Grant, the Chicken Rider and Comedy Hypnotist Brad Matchett.Also new this year is the Midway which will feature an extra giant Ferris wheel and new operators.Norris said they went with the Orlando-based Strates Shows instead of North American Midway Entertainment because of a scheduling conflict.We have a huge midway. Theyre gonna twist you and turn you every way possible,Ž Norris said. As always, the fair will also feature livestock for display and sale, with dedicated days for beef, goat and swine,rabbit and chicken shows and a large competitive craft area filled with unique crafts, photography and fine arts displays.Norris said about 70,000 people attended the fair last year and this year they are hoping for even more.The one other thing Norris said he and his staff are hoping for is good weather.I really dont have much control over the weather but all in all, we are looking forward to a great year, so everybody come on down for a good time,Ž Norris said. After 21 years, Im still trying to make it perfect and although I havent gotten there yet, its close.ŽAdmission to the Lake County Fair is $9 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-11 and free for kids under 5. FAIRFrom Page A3adds to the history and the charm of what we already have in place.ŽShanoff said they hope to have the trolley up and running by the May 5 First Friday event.Before the trolley picks up its passengers, there is some cosmetic work to be done on the inside and plastic zip-down windows will be installed for inclem-ent weather.Other plans for the trolley include specialty rides such as a progres-sive dinner in June, a haunted trolley in Octo-ber, a harvest ride in November and a Santa Trolley in December.Well start running weekends and then afternoons for at least part of the week,Ž Farn-sworth said. Eventually well have some spe-cialty rides.Ž TROLLEYFrom Page A3has said the groups approach fails to add anything to the budget process.Among the proj-ects TaxWatch argues should have been axed:€ Florida Keys Com-munity College, Key West Collegiate Acad-emy classroom facility and storm shelter, $5 million€Arcadia rodeo equestrian facility in DeSoto County, $1 million.€Bradford County Fair Association, $1.5 million.€Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Keepers Cottages reconstruc-tion, $250,000.€ Miami Military Museum and Memo-rial Education Center, $800,000.€Port of Fernandina, multipurpose dock crane and warehouse, $2 million.€Big Bend/Interstate 75 interchange improvements, Hillsborough County, $5 million.€I-75 and Overpass Road interchange, Pasco County, $15 million. €County Road 280A Connector Road, Walton County, $2 million.€Pensacola International Airport commercial aircraft maintenance, $3 million.€ Three Sisters Springs infrastructure improvements, Crystal River, $400,000.€Railroad crossing relocation and road construction, Suwannee County, $300,000. TURKEYFrom Page A3Sandy Farnsworth, CEO of the Clermont Downtown Partnership, said the trolley needs some cosmetic repairs before it hits the road. [LINDA FLOREA / CORRESPONDENT] Some of the traditional things people will be able to “ nd at the Lake County Fair this year are a variety of carnival rides and games, entertainers, 4-H livestock shows, a barnyard petting zoo and much more. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE PHOTOS] We are looking forward to a great year, so everybody come on down for a good time,Ž Manager C.E. HappyŽ Norris said of the Lake County Fair, in Eustis. After 21 years, Im still trying to make it perfect and although I havent gotten there yet, its close.Ž couldnt touch her,Ž she said, crying. She said she was horrified when the blanket fell off Montgomerys face. She described the body as bloated, and her mouth open as if gasping for air.Make sure you take the rope off her neck,Ž Mariotti told her.I couldnt do it,Ž she said.Mariotti then began to drag the body toward the carport door, she said.Mariotti ordered her to clean up bloody drag marks on the floor, which she did. He put the body in the back seat of the car, covered it with a blanket and the two of them drove for about 45 minutes into the Ocala National Forest where he turned off onto a dirt road and he dragged her body out of the car.She was later trying to return Montgomerys car to her house when she saw police activity near the home and parked it at nearby Ski Beach. She forgot she was leaving some of her personal things in the car, includ-ing a prescription for a narcotic pain killer with her name on the bottle.Assistant Public Defender Jamie Kane repeatedly asked her about what days she was using methamphetamine, when she was in the house, and pointed out inconsistencies in her deposition a month before.Ive had to push certain things to the back of my head,Ž she said. There are certain things you dont want to remember.ŽShe also conceded, There were a lot of drugs being used.ŽShe claimed she had not given much thought to being charged in Montgomerys death, but Kane reminded her of a statement she made to a detective who took her into the forest to find the body. Whos to say I wont be charged if we find her?ŽKane pointed out that finding the body would be counter to her own interest. I ƒ agreed to go under hypnosis to help them find her,Ž she said, wiping tears from her eyes.Naffziger, at least so far, is the states strongest witness against Mariotti.Mariotti reportedly told police he strangled Mont-gomery when she realized Nafzigger was stealing from her. A portion of his confession has been thrown out by Circuit Judge Don Briggs because police misrepresented the penalty he could face for killing the Leesburg widow. The state is seeking the death penalty.Assistant State Attorney Rich Buxman led former Lake Sheriffs crime scene investigator Emily Ortolano through a series of photos and a diagram of the house at 102 Palmora Boulevard.She described the house as messy,Ž with piles of clothing on the floor, rotten food in the kitchen and a couch in the Florida room covered with cloth-ing. She could see a dark stain and could smell decomposition. When she lifted the clothing she could see how big the stain was. She also found maggots and collected those for evidence.She also found cigarette butts, fingerprints, a cardboard box with a blood stain and a hammer. Among the images was a photo of empty Purple Heart and Silver Star medal boxes, possibly belonging to Montgom-erys late husband.Crime scene investigator Erica Robinson testified that she found a floor safe in the living room that someone tried to open. She was able to lift fingerprints from the safe.She also testified that she collected maggots on the couch and sent them to an entomologist in an effort to determine the time of death. MARIOTTIFrom Page A1David Mariotti listens as Tracie Naffziger testi“ es against him Thursday. [BOB SNOW/CORRESPONDENT] By Janie Har and Sudhin ThanawalaThe Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO „ Authorities on Thursday promised a deeper inves-tigation into the YouTube shooters past and her anger with the online video website, identified as her motive for attacking the companys headquarters in California.This will be a long and very methodical investigation,Ž said Geoff Caldwell, a police commander in San Bruno, a city just south of San Francisco where YouTube is located.Investigators will likely scrutinize Nasim Agh-dams movements during the nearly nine-hour drive from her familys home near San Diego to the You-Tube campus, examine the bizarre videos she posted online and look for any messages she may have sent to company officials.Aghdam, an Iranian native in her late 30s, walked through a parking garage into a courtyard at the campus Tuesday and opened fire, police said. She wounded three people before killing herself.She had legally bought the 9mm handgun from a dealer in San Diego in Jan-uary, and it was registered in her name, Caldwell said. He declined to say where she purchased the weapon.Police have previously said Aghdam went to a gun range before arriv-ing at YouTube. Caldwell declined to identify the range but said employees contacted police after the shooting to report she had practiced there.Officers spent nearly two hours Wednesday at the Jackson Arms Shooting Range in South San Fran-cisco, a few miles from YouTube headquarters.Police to look into YouTube shooters past

PAGE 5 | Friday, April 6, 2018 A5District Attorney Kevin Steele rejected the allegations, saying that prosecutors had no problem seating the two other black people who had appeared for individual questioning. He contended that Cosbys lawyers were playing to the media.Theres absolutely no legitimacy to this,Ž Steele said.Both sides returned to court on Thursday to select six alternates. Cosby stumbled slightly getting out of an SUV and then put a hand up to say he was OK before walking into the courthouse.A majority of jurors summoned as potential alternates Thursday said they had already formed an opinion on the comedians guilt or innocence, and threequarters of them said it would be a hardship to serve. All but a few in the pool of 120 said they had seen something in the news about the Cosby case and the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct.A middle-aged black man and a middle-aged white woman were the first alternate jurors picked.The battle over the black jurors removal Wednes-day highlighted a vast racial disparity that limited the number of black people available for con-sideration in the suburban Philadelphia jury pool.Just 10 of about 240 prospective jurors questioned on the first three days of jury selection were black, or about 4.2 percent. The black population in Montgom-ery County is about 9.6 percent black, according to the latest U.S. Census estimates.The county says the names of people called for jury duty are selected randomly from a master list that combines voter registration records and drivers license records.Two of the six black people in an initial group of 120 potential jurors were invited back for indi-vidual questioning and wound up getting picked for the jury. The woman rejected on Wednesday was the only black person to reach that stage.The jury for Cosbys first trial was selected from about 300 miles (483 kilometers) away in the Pittsburgh area. The retrial jury is being picked from the same county where the 80-yearold Cosby is on trial on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004.This man faces the rest of his life in jail,Ž lawyer Kathleen Bliss said, argu-ing Cosby, who is black, deserved to have more people on the jury who looked like him.Cosbys lawyers had appeared ready to strike at the first instance of prosecutors blocking a black juror, producing a legal brief that argued the move violated a 32-year-old Supreme Court ruling that prohibits prosecutors from excluding prospec-tive jurors because of their race. The defense had made the same argument on Tuesday regarding the prosecutions exclusion of several white men, but ONeill rejected it.Cosby says the encoun-ter with former Temple University womens basketball administra-tor Andrea Constand was consensual.The retrial jury appeared to skew younger than the hung jury from last years trial. Eight of the jurors picked this week are middle-aged men or women. The rest are mil-lennials or on the cusp of middle-age.Last years panel included a man in his 80s who told reporters he was suspicious of Constands story and suspected that politics was involvedŽ in reviving the decade-old case with no stained clothing, no smoking gun, nothing.ŽThe man, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the deliberations, had insight into what jurors could be in for when they deliberate the charges.Crying by men and by women and more than one,Ž he said. And the tears came towards the end, it was so tense.Ž Prosecutors plan to call as many as five additional accusers in a bid to portray Cosby „ the former TV star once revered as Americas DadŽ for his family sitcom The Cosby ShowŽ „ as a serial predator.The AP does not typi-cally identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done. COSBYFrom Page A1Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial, nearly stumbling out of the SUV he arrived in, Thursday at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. [COREY PERRINE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Wed like to stop it before the numbers get even bigger,Ž she said.Though no specifics were provided, Nielsen said guard members would provide support to border officials, help look at the technology, the surveillance, in some cases well ask for some fleet mechanicsŽ and free up agents trained in law enforcement for other duties.She said she did not know yet how many guard members would be deployed.Determining that must wait until each missions set, each location and then work with the governor on how many people.ŽArrests along the U.S. border with Mexico jumped to 50,308 in March, a 37 percent increase from February, and more than triple the same period last year. Border arrests rose 10 of the last 11 months after falling in April 2017 to the lowest since the Department of Homeland Security was created in 2003.But Republican Mayor Dee Margo of El Paso, Texas, told NPRs Morning Edition Thursday he was not convinced extra forces are needed for his border city, which he called the safestŽ in the United States.We already have a fence that was established during the Bush adminis-tration that runs through the city,Ž he said.Instead of more troops, Margo said what I would love to see is a better understanding of what truly goes on the border.ŽIn Mexico, the coun-trys politicians put aside differences to condemn Trumps deployment decision. Mexicos Senate passed a resolution Wednesday calling for the suspension of cooperation on illegal immigration and drug trafficking in retaliation.U.S. presidents have deployed the military or the National Guard to help the Border Patrol in the past.In 1997, camouflage-clad U.S. Marines ordered to patrol the border for drugs in West Texas shot and killed 18-year-old Esequiel Hernandez Jr. while he was herding his familys goats near the tiny village of Redford, Texas, along the border.That shooting sparked anger in the region and ended the President Bill Clinton-era military presence along the inter-national line.After Sept. 11, Presi-dent George W. Bush sent unarmed National Guard units to the border to sup-port federal agents.Bush sent troops back from June 2006 to July 2008, with guard members performing support duties aimed at freeing up federal agents from routine non-enforcement tasks so they could focus on border security.They improved lighting at border crossings, extended existing fencing along the international boundary, built roads, monitored remote cameras, operated communications equipment and sat in mobile observation towers watching for people sneaking into the U.S.Their presence was especially felt in Palomas, Mexico, a smuggling hub south of the village of Columbus, New Mexico, where the increased presence and equipment was credited with easing illegal northbound immi-grant travel. TRUMPFrom Page A1


Stock market turning back into its old, volatile self again a er long calmBy Stan ChoeThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Like a good thriller, you cant be sure where the stock market is headed these days until the very end.The market has become so volatile that big swings are happening not only day to day but hour to hour as investors react to a mix of hard news, fear and speculation.Take Wednesday, for example. What seemed like a terrible day for stocks ended up being quite a good one after the Dow Jones industrial average swung from a 500 point loss to a 230 point gain. The opposite has occurred in recent weeks, too, with early rallies turning into routs after stocks plunged in the last hour or so of trading.The turnaround from last years procession of gradual, effortless gains has been dizzying. Trad-ers pin much of the blame on Washington, D.C., where the Trump admin-istration has stirred up worries about a possible trade war and the Federal Reserve has embarked on a course of interest rate increases. But they also see the rise in market volatility since February as the pendulum swinging back to normal, and perhaps overshooting it, following an unusually calm 2017.On those days where we saw the headlines of the Dow down 600 points, 700 points, 800 points, and the velocity of it where people hadnt finished processing the initial headline that were already down 100 points, that felt a lot like the crisis daysŽ of 2008 when the financial system seemed to be collapsing, said Justin Wiggs, senior equities trader at Stifel.But overall, there still hasnt been that sense of panic. Maybe thats because given the gains of the broader market, people are almost playing with house money,Ž he said.There may not be panic, but there certainly has been a sense of whiplash.For all of last year, the S&P 500 had eight days where it finished with a gain or loss of 1 percent, a traditional marker for a bigŽ move in stocks. Already this year its had 26. At that pace, the index would end the year with about 100 such days. Over the last 50 years, the index has typically had only half that number of days with big moves. A6 Friday, April 6, 2018 | BUSINESS 2,500 2,600 2,700 2,800 2,900 ONDJFM 2,520 2,620 2,720 S&P 500Close: 2,662.84 Change: 18.15 (0.7%) 10 DAYS 22,000 23,000 24,000 25,000 26,000 27,000 ONDJFM 23,320 23,980 24,640 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 24,505.22 Change: 240.92 (1.0%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 2109 Declined 752 New Highs 51 New Lows 20 Vol. (in mil.) 3,155 Pvs. Volume 3,333 2,104 2,234 1760 1042 58 24 NYSE NASDDOW 24622.26 24313.91 24505.22 +240.92 +0.99% -0.87% DOW Trans. 10486.54 10335.42 10453.66 +65.63 +0.63% -1.49% DOW Util. 698.40 683.27 696.43 +5.78 +0.84% -3.72% NYSE Comp. 12605.08 12509.91 12571.95 +105.50 +0.85% -1.85% NASDAQ 7112.38 7036.62 7076.55 +34.44 +0.49% +2.51% S&P 500 2672.08 2649.58 2662.84 +18.15 +0.69% -0.40% S&P 400 1895.89 1879.00 1891.32 +14.54 +0.77% -0.49% Wilshire 5000 27704.12 27487.31 27618.66 +197.97 +0.72% -0.63% Russell 2000 1545.28 1532.95 1542.93 +11.27 +0.74% +0.48% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 32.55 40.76 36.14 +.26 +0.7 s t s -7.0 -9.2 14 2.00f Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 151.72 116.39 +1.91 +1.7 t s t +16.8 -19.8 22 0.24 Amer Express AXP 75.51 102.39 94.20 +.97 +1.0 s t s -5.1 +21.3 16 1.40 AutoNation Inc AN 38.20 62.02 47.66 +.28 +0.6 s t s -7.1 +17.7 12 ... Brown & Brown BRO 20.66 26.94 25.46 +.15 +0.6 s t s ... +23.0 27 ... CocaCola Co KO 42.19 48.62 44.40 +.16 +0.4 s t s -3.2 +7.2 82 1.56f Comcast Corp A CMCSA 32.74 44.00 34.60 +.29 +0.8 s t s -13.3 -7.5 17 0.76f Darden Rest DRI 76.27 100.11 86.67 -.17 -0.2 s t s -9.7 +6.3 19 2.52 Disney DIS 96.20 116.10 102.11 +1.16 +1.1 s t s -5.0 -9.3 14 1.68f Gen Electric GE 12.73 30.54 13.43 +.15 +1.1 t t t -23.1 -53.4 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 43.84 60.69 45.43 +.06 +0.1 s t s -23.4 -18.9 12 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 106.18 164.58 164.33 +2.04 +1.3 s s s +16.0 +49.4 29 2.28 Home Depot HD 144.25 207.61 179.13 +1.69 +1.0 s s s -5.5 +23.8 25 4.12f IBM IBM 139.13 172.56 154.03 -.09 -0.1 s t s +0.4 -8.3 12 6.00 Lowes Cos LOW 70.76 108.98 88.75 +.69 +0.8 s s s -4.5 +9.9 21 1.64 NY Times NYT 14.15 25.70 23.05 -.15 -0.6 t t t +24.6 +60.0 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 128.31 164.71 164.00 +1.67 +1.0 s s s +5.0 +28.4 25 4.44f PepsiCo PEP 105.94 122.51 110.57 +.39 +0.4 s t s -7.8 +1.2 22 3.22 Suntrust Bks STI 51.96 73.37 68.54 +.39 +0.6 s t s +6.1 +26.0 17 1.60 WalMart Strs WMT 72.73 109.98 87.81 +.59 +0.7 t t t -11.1 +24.0 20 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 26.64 37.42 28.28 -.03 -0.1 t t t -3.0 +1.0 35 1.00 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest MARKET WATCHDow 24,505.22 240.92 Nasdaq 7,076.55 34.45 S&P 2,662.84 18.15 Russell 1,542.93 11.26 NYSE 12,571.95 105.50COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,324.30 11.50 Silver 16.320 .111 Platinum 909.80 2.30 Copper 3.0695 .0625 Oil 63.54 0.17MARKET MOVERS€ Conns Inc.: Down $5.12 to $30.73 „ The retailer reported disappointing revenue and forecast weak sales in the current quarter. € Deere & Co.: Up $2.77 to $151.34 „ Shares in the farm-equipment maker recovered losses as investors grew less fearful about a trade war between the U.S. and China. A board above the ” oor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the closing number for the Dow Jones industrial average. After plunging 501 points at the open, the Dow Jones industrial average “ nished with a gain of 230 points, or about 1 percent. [RICHARD DREW/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Which way will it go?users by phone number or email address. Although that was useful for people who wanted to find others on Facebook, it turns out that unscrupulous types also figured out years ago that they could use it identify individuals and collect data off their profiles.The scrapers were at it long enough, Zuckerberg said, that at some point during the last several years, someone has prob-ably accessed your public information in this way.ŽThe only way to be safe would have been for users to deliberately turn off that search feature several years ago. Facebook had it turned on by default.I think Facebook has not been clear enough with how to use its pri-vacy settings,Ž said Jamie Winterton, director of strategy for Arizona State Universitys Global Secu-rity Initiative. That, to me, was the failure.Ž The breach was a stun-ning admission for a company already reeling from allegations that the political data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica inappropriately accessed data on as many as 87 mil-lion Facebook users to influence elections.Over the past few weeks, the scandal has mushroomed into investigations across continents, including a probe by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Zuckerberg himself will be questioned by Con-gress for the first time on Tuesday.The FTC looked the other way for years when consumer groups told them Facebook was violating its 2011 deal to better protect its users. But now the Cambridge Analytica scandal has awoken the FTC from its long digital privacy slum-ber,Ž said Jeffrey Chester, executive director for the Washington-based pri-vacy nonprofit Center for Digital Democracy.Neither Zuckerberg nor his company has identi-fied those who carried out the data scraping. Outside experts believe they could have been identity thieves, scam artists or shady data brokers assembling marketing profiles.Zuckerberg said the company detected the problem in a data-privacy audit started after the Cambridge Analytica disclosures, but didnt say why the company hadnt noticed it „ or fixed it „ earlier.Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday on when it dis-covered the data scraping. In his call with reporters Wednesday, Zuckerberg said the company had tried rate limitingŽ the searches. This restricted how many searches someone can conduct at one time from a particular IP address, a numeric designation that identifies a devices location on the internet. But Zuckerberg said the scrapers circum-vented that defense by cycling through multiple IP addresses.The scraped information was limited to what a user had already chosen to make public „ which, depending on a persons privacy settings, could be a lot „ as well as what Facebook requires people to share. That includes full name, profile picture and listings of school or workplace networks.But hackers and scam artists could then use that information „ and com-bine it with other data in circulation „ to pull hoaxes on people, plant malware on their computers or commit other mischief. FACEBOOKFrom Page A1Conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebooks annual F8 developer conference, April 18, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]

PAGE 7 | Friday, April 6, 2018 A7HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 The return of the hit TV sitcom RoseanneŽ couldnt have come at a better time. Its an opportunity for many Americans to be introduced to the working class. In the show, Roseanne Conner (Roseanne Barr) is a President Donald Trump supporter. Shes got a bad knee but cant get treatment because her insurance wont cover it. Her husband, Dan, played again by John Goodman, wears a sleep apnea device and does drywall work for a living, though he should probably be retired. The Conners represent a typical Midwestern blue-collar family. But it could be many blue-collar families everywhere. They love God and serve their country. They own guns, drink beer and shop at Target and Walmart. They are good and decent people. And they are struggling. That is front and center in explaining their support for Donald Trump. In the show, Roseannes sister Jackie, played by Laurie Metcalf, asks, How could you vote for him?Ž He talked about jobs, Jackie. He said hed shake things up,Ž Roseanne shot back. Exactly. That is the life of the working class that elites in this country never bothered to learn about or understand. Instead they called them dumb and deplorable. Not one thought was given to the struggles of the Roseanne class.Ž Their plight is on display everywhere. Right now somebody is probably reading this in a break room somewhere, exhausted, wondering why two jobs isnt enough anymore. While the most fortunate in our country make the agonizing choice as to whether or not to wear their $1,000 Canada Goose jacket for another season, there are many whove been out of work so long that their self-esteem is shattered and they just want to feel like real people again. The Roseanne classŽ is trying to survive and stay positive at the same time. Theyd love to be in a position to complain about one of their Amazon Prime deliveries being a day late but theyre too busy trying to fend off poverty. The Roseanne classŽ doesnt need lectures from coastal elites and they dont need to endure neverending insults. They are not so dumb. When the smartest, most well-heeled dandies in high society with all their degrees scoffed at working Americans as moronic rubes for thinking Donald Trump could be president, blue-collar Americans knew better. The Roseanne classŽ voted for Trump because they needed jobs and they needed things to be shaken up, and we had better start respecting that. They are living week to week and need help now and have little time for Stormy Daniels, Russian conspiracy theories and smarmy late-night talk hosts telling third-rate jokes about orange Cheetos. Wed be wise to quell our knee-jerk impulse to mock their accents and attire because though they may not know how to dress for West Hollywood they certainly know how to dress for war and they do every time they are called to defend this country. The redux of Roseanne includes a nod to the troops and law enforcement and also just happens to be a hilarious show. More importantly we can also hope that it may be a way to finally bridge the gap between the two Americas of 2018. In the show, both sides are gently skewered with clever barbs tossed back and forth on an equal level, but the comedy is brilliantly used as covering fire for important conversation. Conversation. Remember that? This editorial first appeared in the Boston Herald.ANOTHER OPINIONThe return of Roseanne and the appeal of Trump ANOTHER OPINION Martin Luther King Jr. died 50 years ago, on April 4, 1968, but he is not dead to me, not in what he did, not in what he achieved. While he hardly made it go away, he took the dread of American racism, and, out of his Christian love, his patriotism, his inspired leadership, he helped change it into something wondrously lessened. Here was one of the great Americans of my lifetime. Because of fresh, often justified anger and lingering, hurtful issues, it is apparently easy for some to forget how terrible things were before King and how much better they were after him. It is obviously easy as well for some to embrace his opposites, and now I am talking about people like Ta-Nehisi Coates. He is a gifted man, an African-American writer of exceptional talent and sharpness of intellect, but also someone who, in my view, will only make things worse. Considered by some as Americas foremost public intellectual, Coates is a regular writer for the prestigious, liberal Atlantic magazine and the author of a muchpraised book, Between the World and Me.Ž It focuses on white oppression while simultaneously insisting blacks are in no way responsible for what goes wrong in their lives. If they kill each other in frightening numbers, that is because whites designed things that way. Conciliation of a King kind? No, what he likes is infuriated confrontation of the kind his father had exhibited as a Black Panther. Coates says a chief focus of Western civilization has been to dehumanize blacks for the advantage of whites, who seem unlikely to him to ever reform. Some of the worst cruelty has been in America, he writes, and, to be fair, his description of 250 years of slavery is powerful stuff. When you arrive at the 1960s, the period in which King and others began to change all of this, helping to beget the 1964 Civil Rights Act as one example, Coates says phooey. The movement did nothing. To Coates, all police are menaces of nature,Ž even black ones. He sees America as criminal throughout its history. The American dream is nothing but whites seeking comfort and pleasure. His own answer to racism is reparations under which whites would hand over enough money to make blacks on average equally well off. I myself can think of little more likely to worsen racial tensions. The point in all of this is not to beat up on Coates in particular or even to insist none of his stances have merit. It is to underline a widespread, overall take on things that seems to me more about revenge than rectification. You see as much in so many who seem to think like him even if they do not know about him. I happen to agree that those of us who do not walk around in black skins cannot really know what it is to be black in this society. We can, however, read other black writers of note who grant the horrors blacks have had to endure while saying blacks do have self-responsibility for making things better. Shelby Steele, a Hoover Institution fellow, says that liberals, with their self-appreciative, shameerasing largesse, degrade the human capacities of blacks. Jason L. Riley of the Wall Street Journal points to the deprivations of single-parent families and cultural inadequacies that blacks themselves must deal with. No one else can do it for them. King was like this. He did not disparage dreams. He had a dream. He did not believe in judgments based on skin color. It was character that counted. He believed that someday blacks, like whites, could be free at last, free at last. Thanks to him and others like him, we are surely closer. Jay Ambrose is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service. Readers may email him at OPINIONMartin Luther King was an example too many are not following OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comWe need less guns, not more Unfortunately, Lake County School Board member Bill Mathias never mentions in his column lobbying the legislature to end the sale of the weapons used in these killings or other common-sense gun regulations that would make mass killings less likely. More guns in schools, making our schools armed fortresses, seems to be the only avenue he can bring himself to advocate. We will begin to look more like countries ruled by military juntas with armed soldiers at the airports and on the streets. The US has one of the highest rates of death by firearm in the developed world according to World Health Organization data. We should be better than this. Less guns and less access is the answer, as every other industrialized country has proven.Kathy Weaver, Clermont Ms. Bushs opinion spot-on My immediate reaction to Another Opinion on March 26 by writer Vicki Bush, More discussion needed on armed teachers in Lake,Ž was that I wish I had written it. Obviously, Ms. Bush has done her homework in presenting a most cogent and knowledgeable disputation on this most relevant topic including indisputable facts, not the alternativeŽ facts that the current administration (both state and federal) engage in. It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I would like to think that I may be able to imitate Ms. Bushs observations and conclusions.Daniel Andrews, The Villages The NRA defends the Constitution The premise of the March 31 Our OpinionŽ seems to be that Senator Dennis Baxley is to be condemned for not supporting the recent school safety measures bill. To quote from the column, Our spineless politicians offered their thoughts and prayers but little more.Ž Further, Its a start, though. At least they did something.Ž So, the spinelessŽ Legislature gets a shiny gold star and an AŽ for effort? Lets see how far the star and AŽ go to stop deadly insanity. But Tallahassee at least did something, right? And in todays everybody-winsand-nobody-loses culture, thats supposed to be commendable. But Senator Baxleys derided for holding out for more? Confusing. Background checks, minimum purchase age, etc., are mere precautions but weapons can easily be obtained through many devious ways. Remember, laws and locks are meant to keep honest people honest, not to prevent unlawful activity. The only deterrent to a truly determined sociopath is fear of dire consequences up to and including from an instrument of deathŽ, to quote from the column once again. I say Bravo!Ž to Senator Baxley for having the guts to stand up for what he believes rather than to knuckle under to gain approbation for having done something.Ž Finally, lets examine the real reasoning behind the Second Amendment which is much more than an authorization of a formal well regulated Militia.Ž It is really the legitimization of words found in the Declaration of Independence regarding actions taken against despotic tyranny, then or now, ... it is (the peoples) right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government ...Ž You say that the Senator carries water for the NRA. Well, the NRA defends the Constitution. Where does the Daily Commercial stand?William Schulz, LeesburgLETTERS TO THE EDITOR Jay Ambrose


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PAGE 9 | Friday, April 6, 2018 B1 SPORTS BASEBALL | B4A ROUNDUP OF THE DAYS MLB ACTION Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Ronald BlumThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ The Tampa Bay Rays have an ambidextrous No. 4 starting pitcher: Mr. TBD.His repertoire changes from outing to outing, along with his age and name. With an 0-1 record this season, he took the mound Thursday at Boston and goes again Sunday.Rejecting baseball tradition, the Rays plan to regularly use relievers on short notice to combine for a turn in their starting rotation.I think we would all agree that its challenging for young pitchers to come and expect the seven innings, 105, 110 pitches, out of every start for them,Ž manager Kevin Cash said. So if we shorten the workload and if weve got an abundance of those guys that are capable of doing that, in theory we believe, I believe, that we can get more out of those guys.ŽChris Archer heads a staff that includes Blake Snell and Jake Faria. Nathan Eovaldi was to be the fourth starter before reinjuring his pitching elbow, and the Rays developed the bullpen plan knowing they didnt need a fifth starter very often early in the season because they were scheduled for seven off days in the first six weeks.Tampa Bay has struggled since an opening-day win. With the Rays down to three starters, the abnormal arrangement attracted even more scrutiny.The game is changing, evolving. Youve got to be open to it,Ž Seattle manager Scott Servais said. Other clubs are looking at six-man rotations.ŽCash waits until the end of the previous days game to announce which reliever will open, wanting to gauge usage first. After he makes his deci-sion, he calls or texts the next Steady relief: Rays use bullpen in place of No. 4 starterTampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos, left, watches as Rays manager Kevin Cash, center, takes the ball from starting pitcher Blake Snell in the fourth inning of a game against the New York Yankees in New York on Wednesday. [AP PHOTO / KATHY WILLENS] See RAYS, B3 By Frank Jolley frank.jolley@dailycommercial.comTacko Fall will get to write a final chapter to his college basketball career.Fall, a former standout at Tavares Liberty Chris-tian Prep, announced this week he will not declare for the NBA draft this year and will return to the University of Cen-tral Florida next year for his senior season.The 7-foot-6 center made his decision following an injuryplagued junior season. Fall missed the Knights first two games of the season with a hip injury Fall will return to UCF for senior seasonSee FALL, B3By Doug FergusonAP Golf WriterAUGUSTA, Ga. „ No other course makes him more com-fortable. Even more familiar than a sharp short game was his name atop the leaderboard at the Masters. Jordan Spieth appears to be back on his game. Tiger Woods? He has some catching up to do.Spieth took only 10 putts on the back nine Thursday at Augusta National, including five straight birdies. The last one was from tap-in range after another superb pitch, from the left gallery to escape with bogey for a 6-under 66 and a two-shot lead over Matt Kuchar and Tony Finau. It was the eighth time in his last 13 rounds at the Masters that Spieth ended a round with the lead.I know as well as anybody that anything can happen at Augusta National,Ž Spieth said, a vague reference to the lead he lost on the back nine in 2016 that kept him from winning consecutive green jackets. Its about riding momentum from last week and this round.ŽWoods, the main attraction in his first time back to the Masters since 2015, had a few bright moments and endless ovations in his round of 73. He felt he played better than he scored. He also knows it could have been worse, espe-cially after dumping a 9-iron into Raes Creek on the par-3 12th hole and having to make a 15-foot putt for bogey and avoid falling to 4-over par.Most aggravating was play-ing the par 5s without a birdie.Seventy-three is fine,Ž Woods said. By the end of the week, this will be a pretty packed leaderboard the way the golf course is set up. They have it right where they want it. Its really hard to run away from it, but its also really easy to lose it out there.ŽSpieth nearly managed to pull away when he began the back nine with three tough par saves, ran off five straight birdies and overcame a wild drive left into the trees that left him some 250 yards for his third shot.Spieth shoots 66 for Masters leadJordan Spieth looks over his birdie putt on the 17th green during the “ rst round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday in Augusta, Ga. [CURTIS COMPTON/ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION VIA AP] See MASTERS, B3By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comMINNEOLA „ Don Birdsall understands that he doesnt have the depth to challenge the larger public schools in Lake and Sumter counties for track and field superiority.Instead, the First Academy of Leesburg coach guides his student athletes toward individual goals.We only have 18 (student athletes) on our team,Ž said Birdsall. I talk to coaches who say theyre struggling with rosters much larger than what we have. I realize the deck is stacked against us, in terms of team competition, because of our numbers, so, we just try to get our kids to post numbers each time they go out. And weve had success with that approach.Our kids are working hard and a couple of them „ hurdlers Riley Richards and Sakobe Sanders „ have a decent chance to do well at districts next week and move on to regionals.ŽThe Eagles battled the areas best at Thursdays Lake-Sumter Track and Field Championships at Lake Min-neola High School. For many teams competing, it was a chance to fine tune and tweak trouble spots before district championships begin next week.However, for First Academy, the meet was an opportunity for more work Small steps, big prizeFirst Academys Sakobe Sanders leaps over a hurdle in the 110 meter hurdles at the Lake-Sumter County Championship track meet a t Lake Minneola High School in Minneola on Thursday. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] First Academy track team working toward successful futureSee TRACK, B3


B2 Friday, April 6, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TV SPORTS BRIEFSBOSTONCeltics Irving needs knee surgery, out for playoffsThe Boston Celtics have spent most of the season adjusting on the fly. Now they will have to go through the playoffs without Kyrie Irving.The star point guard will need surgery on his left knee and is done for season. On Thursday, the team put his recovery time at four to five months.Irving hasnt played since March 11.In the upcoming sur-gery, two screws will be removed. This is Irvings first season in Boston after he demanded to be traded from Cleveland. And the player he was dealt for, Isaiah Thomas, is out for the season following hip surgery. The Associated Press GOLF MASTERS TEE TIMESAt Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga. All times Eastern (a-denotes amateur)Thursday (“ rst round)-Today (second round)8:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. „ Austin Cook, Ted Potter Jr., Wesley Bryan 8:41 a.m.-11:26 a.m. „ Ian Woosnam, Ryan Moore, Jhonattna Vegas 8:52 a.m.-11:37 a.m. „ Mike Weir, Brendan Steele, a-Matt Parziale. 9:03 a.m.-11:48 a.m. „ Jose Maria Olazabal, Kevin Chappell, Dylan Frittelli. 9:14 a.m.-11:59 a.m. „ Bryson DeChambeau, Bernd Wiesberger, Matt Fitzpatrick. 9:25 a.m.-12:10 p.m. „ Mark OMeara, Brian Harman, a-Harry Ellis. 9:36 a.m.-12:32 p.m. „ Vijay Singh, Satoshi Kodaira, Daniel Berger. 9:47 a.m.-12:43 p.m. „ Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Pat Perez, Francesco Molinari. 9:58 a.m.-12:54 p.m. „ Danny Willett, Kyle Stanley, Jason Dufner. 10:09 a.m.-1:05 p.m. „ Hideki Matsuyama, Patton Kizzire, Paul Casey. 10:31 a.m.-1:16 p.m. „ Zach Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Branden Grace. 10:42 a.m.-1:27 p.m. „ Tiger Woods, Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood. 10:53 a.m.-1:38 p.m. „ Sergio Garcia, Justin Thomas, a-Doc Redman. 11:04 a.m.-1:49 p.m. „ Bubba Watson, Henrik Stenson, Jason Day. 11:15 a.m.-2 p.m. „ Patrick Reed, Charley Hoffman, Adam Hadwin. 11:26 a.m.-8:30 a.m. „ Billy Horschel, Chez Reavie, Cameron Smith. 11:37 a.m.-8:41 a.m. „ Sandy Lyle, Si Koo Kim, a-Doug Ghim. 11:48 a.m.-8:52 a.m. „ Trevor Immelman, Ian Poulter, Patrick Cantlay. 11:59 a.m.-9:03 a.m. „ Angel Cabrera, Ross Fisher, Jimmy Walker. 12:10 p.m.-9:14 a.m. „ Fred Couples, Li Haotong, a-Joaquin Niemann. 12:32 p.m.-9:25 a.m. „ Larry Mize, Russell Henley, Shubhankar Sharma. 12:43 p.m.-9:36 a.m. „ Bernhard Langer, Tony Finau, Yuta Ikeda. 12:54 p.m.-9:47 a.m. „ Charl Schwartzel, Webb Simpson, a-Lin Yuxin. 1:05 p.m.-9:58 a.m. „ Kevin Kisner, Thomas Pieters, Xander Schauffele. 1:16 p.m.-10:09 a.m. „ Gary Woodland, Yusaku Miyazato, Tyrrell Hatton. 1:27 p.m.-10:31 a.m. „ Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar. 1:38 p.m.-10:42 a.m. „ Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm. 1:49 p.m.-10:53 a.m. „ Jordan Spieth, Alex Noren, Louis Oosthuizen. 2 p.m.-11:04 a.m. „ Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Rafa Cabrera Bello.QUALIFIERS FOR THE MASTERSThe 87 players who are eligible and expected to play in the 82nd Masters that starts Thursday. Players listed only in the “ rst category for which they are eligible. MASTERS CHAMPIONS: Sergio Garcia, Danny Willett, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel, Phil Mickelson, Angel Cabrera, Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson, Tiger Woods, Mike Weir, Vijay Singh, Jose Maria Olazabal, Mark OMeara, Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Ian Woosnam, Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize. U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONS (“ ve years): Dustin Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Justin Rose. BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONS (“ ve years): Henrik Stenson, Rory McIlroy. PGA CHAMPIONS (“ ve years): Justin Thomas, Jimmy Walker, Jason Day, Jason Dufner. PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS (three years): Si Woo Kim, Rickie Fowler. U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPION AND RUNNERUP: a-Doc Redman, a-Doug Ghim. BRITISH AMATEUR CHAMPION: a-Harry Ellis. ASIA-PACIFIC AMATEUR CHAMPION: a-Yin Luxin. LATIN AMERICA AMATEUR CHAMPION: a-Joaquin Niemann. U.S. MID-AMATEUR CHAMPION: a-Matt Parziale. TOP 12 AND TIES-2017 MASTERS: Matt Kuchar, Thomas Pieters, Paul Casey, Kevin Chappell, Ryan Moore, Hideki Matsuyama, Russell Henley. TOP FOUR AND TIES-2017 U.S. OPEN: Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood. TOP FOUR AND TIES-2017 BRITISH OPEN: Li Haotong, Rafa Cabrera Bello. TOP FOUR AND TIES-2017 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen, Patrick Reed. PGA TOUR EVENT WINNERS SINCE 2017 MASTERS (FULL FEDEX CUP POINTS AWARDED): Wesley Bryan, Billy Horschel, Kevin Kisner, Daniel Berger, Kyle Stanley, Xander Schauffele, Bryson DeChambeau, Jhonattan Vegas, Marc Leishman, Brendan Steele, Pat Perez, Patrick Cantlay, Patton Kizzire, Austin Cook, Jon Rahm, Gary Woodland, Ted Potter Jr., Ian Poulter. FIELD FROM THE 2017 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Tony Finau, Webb Simpson, Adam Hadwin, Charley Hoffman. TOP 50 FROM FINAL WORLD RANKING IN 2017: Tyrrell Hatton, Alex Noren, Matt Fitzpatrick, Branden Grace, Ross Fisher, Yuta Ikeda, Bernd Wiesberger, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Yusaku Miyazato. TOP 50 FROM WORLD RANKING ON MARCH 25: Cameron Smith, Satoshi Kodaira, Dylan Frittelli, Chez Reavie. SPECIAL INVITATION: Shubhankar Sharma.UPCOMING TOURNAMENTSAll times EasternAUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB THE MASTERSSite: Augusta, Ga. Course: Augusta National GC. Yardage: 7,435 yards. Par: 72. P urse: TBA ($11 million in 2017.) Winners share: TBA ($1,980,000 in 2017). Television: Thursday-today, 3-7:30 p.m. (ESPN); Saturday, 3-7 p.m. (CBS Sports); Sunday, 2-7 p.m. (CBS Sports). Defending champion: Sergio Garcia. Notes: Tiger Woods has not played three of the last four years at the Masters because of his back. This is the only major where he has never missed the cut. ... Sergio Garcia will try to become the “ rst player since Woods (2001-02) to repeat as Masters champions. The only other back-to-back winners were Nick Faldo (1989-90) and Jack Nicklaus (1965-66). ... No one has ever shot all four rounds in the 60s. ... Dustin Johnson is No. 1 in the world for the second straight year going into the Masters. He had to withdraw last year when he slipped down the stairs. ... Only 18 players are in the “ eld who played in the last Masters that Woods won in 2005. ... Rory McIlroy will try for the fourth time to complete the career Grand Slam at the Masters. ... Fred Ridley presides over his “ rst Masters as the seventh chairman of Augusta National. ... Ian Poulter earned the “ nal spot in the “ eld by winning the Houston Open. The 87 players are the fewest since there were 86 in 1997. Next major: U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills on June 14-17. Online: PGA TOURLast week: Ian Poulter won the Houston Open. Next week: RBC Heritage. FedEx Cup leader: Justin Thomas. Online: LPGA TOURLast week: Pernilla Lindberg won the ANA Inspiration. Next week: Lotte Championship in Hawaii. Race to the CME Globe: Jin Young Ko. Online: EUROPEAN TOURLast tournament: Bubba Watson won the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. Next week: Spanish Open. Race to Dubai leader: Shubhankar Sharma. Online: PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSLast tournament: Steve Stricker won the Rapiscan Systems Classic. Next week: Mitsubishi Electric Classic on April 13-15. Schwab Cup leader: Steve Stricker. Online: WEB.COM TOURLast week: Sam Burns won the Savannah Golf Championship. N ext tournament: North Mississippi Classic on April 19-22. Money leader: Sungjae Im. Online: PRO BASKETBALL NBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Toronto 56 22 .718 „ x-Boston 53 25 .679 3 x-Philadelphia 48 30 .615 8 New York 27 51 .346 29 Brooklyn 25 53 .321 31 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Miami 43 36 .544 „ x-Washington 42 36 .538 Charlotte 34 45 .430 9 Orlando 24 54 .308 18 Atlanta 22 57 .278 21 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Cleveland 48 30 .615 „ x-Indiana 46 32 .590 2 Milwaukee 42 36 .538 6 Detroit 37 41 .474 11 Chicago 27 51 .346 21WESTERN CONFERENCESOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB z-Houston 63 15 .808 „ San Antonio 45 34 .570 18 New Orleans 44 34 .564 19 Dallas 24 55 .304 39 Memphis 21 57 .269 42 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Portland 48 30 .615 „ Utah 45 33 .577 3 Oklahoma City 45 34 .570 3 Minnesota 44 34 .564 4 Denver 43 35 .551 5 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB y-Golden State 57 21 .731 „ L.A. Clippers 42 36 .538 15 L.A. Lakers 34 44 .436 23 Sacramento 25 54 .316 32 Phoenix 20 59 .253 37x-clinched playoff berth; y-won division; z-clinched conferenceWednesdays GamesOrlando 105, Dallas 100 Philadelphia 115, Detroit 108 Miami 115, Atlanta 86 New Orleans 123, Memphis 95 Toronto 96, Boston 78 L.A. Lakers 122, San Antonio 112, OTThursdays GamesGolden State at Indiana, late Brooklyn at Milwaukee, late Portland at Houston, late Washington at Cleveland, late L.A. Clippers at Utah, late Minnesota at Denver, lateTodays GamesAtlanta at Washington, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Orlando, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 7 p.m. Chicago at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Miami at New York, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Memphis, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.Saturdays GamesDenver at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Milwaukee at New York, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Chicago, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Portland at San Antonio, 9 p.m.Sundays GamesAtlanta at Boston, 1 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Indiana at Charlotte, 1 p.m. Detroit at Memphis, 3:30 p.m. Orlando at Toronto, 6 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 6 p.m. Golden State at Phoenix, 9 p.m. PRO HOCKEY NHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Boston 79 49 18 12 110 261 205 x-Tampa Bay 80 53 23 4 110 287 228 x-Toronto 80 48 25 7 103 272 228 Florida 79 41 30 8 90 237 239 Detroit 80 30 38 12 72 211 247 Montreal 80 28 39 13 69 203 257 Ottawa 80 28 41 11 67 219 282 Buffalo 80 25 43 12 62 191 269Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA y-Washington 80 48 25 7 103 251 232 x-Pittsburgh 80 45 29 6 96 263 246 Columbus 80 45 29 6 96 236 221 New Jersey 80 43 28 9 95 243 238 Philadelphia 80 40 26 14 94 242 240 Carolina 80 35 34 11 81 222 250 N.Y. Rangers 80 34 37 9 77 230 261 N.Y. Islanders 80 33 37 10 76 258 292WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Nashville 80 51 18 11 113 259 206 x-Winnipeg 80 50 20 10 110 271 216 x-Minnesota 80 44 26 10 98 243 224 Colorado 80 42 29 9 93 250 231 St. Louis 80 43 31 6 92 220 216 Dallas 80 41 31 8 90 228 218 Chicago 80 33 37 10 76 227 248Paci“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA y-Vegas 80 51 22 7 109 268 217 x-San Jose 80 44 26 10 98 245 221 Anaheim 80 42 25 13 97 227 213 Los Angeles 80 44 28 8 96 232 195 Calgary 80 36 34 10 82 210 245 Edmonton 80 34 40 6 74 227 258 Vancouver 80 30 40 10 70 212 258 Arizona 80 29 40 11 69 205 249 x-clinched playoff spot; y-clinched division. 2 points for a win, 1 for OT loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffsWednesdays GamesOttawa 4, Buffalo 2 Chicago 4, St. Louis 3 Anaheim 3, Minnesota 1Thursdays GamesPittsburgh at Columbus, late Nashville at Washington, late Carolina at Philadelphia, late Toronto at New Jersey, late N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, late Montreal at Detroit, late Boston at Florida, late Calgary at Winnipeg, late Vegas at Edmonton, late Arizona at Vancouver, late Minnesota at Los Angeles, late Colorado at San Jose, lateTodays GamesOttawa at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 10 p.m.Saturdays GamesN.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Detroit, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m. Chicago at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Boston, 7 p.m. Montreal at Toronto, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Florida, 7 p.m. Columbus at Nashville, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 9 p.m. Anaheim at Arizona, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Vegas at Calgary, 10 p.m. Dallas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Minnesota at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.Sundays GameFlorida at Boston, 7:30 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA New York City FC 4 0 1 13 10 4 Columbus 3 1 1 10 9 5 Atlanta United FC 3 1 0 9 8 6 New England 2 1 1 7 6 5 New York Red Bulls 2 2 0 6 10 5 Montreal 2 2 0 6 5 5 Philadelphia 1 1 1 4 2 3 Orlando City 1 2 1 4 6 8 Toronto FC 1 2 0 3 3 4 D.C. United 0 3 2 2 5 10 Chicago 0 2 1 1 6 8 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Sporting Kansas City 3 1 1 10 10 9 Vancouver 3 1 1 10 7 7 Los Angeles Galaxy 2 1 1 7 7 6 Los Angeles FC 2 1 0 6 9 5 Minnesota United 2 3 0 6 6 9 FC Dallas 1 0 2 5 5 2 Colorado 1 1 1 4 6 4 Houston 1 2 1 4 7 6 Real Salt Lake 1 2 1 4 4 9 San Jose 1 2 0 3 6 7 Portland 0 2 2 2 4 9 Seattle 0 3 0 0 0 5 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieTodays GameMontreal at New England, 7:30 p.m.Saturdays GamesHouston at New York, 3 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Atlanta United FC, 5 p.m. San Jose at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. D.C. United at Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m.Sundays GamesPortland at Orlando City, 4 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at LA Galaxy, 9 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 2 0 0 6 2 0 Seattle 1 0 0 3 2 1 Portland 1 1 0 3 3 3 Washington 1 1 0 3 3 2 Houston 0 0 2 2 1 1 Utah 0 0 2 2 1 1 Chicago 0 1 1 1 3 4 Orlando 0 1 1 1 1 3 Sky Blue FC 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Saturday, April 14Chicago at Utah, 3:30 p.m. North Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m.Sunday, April 15Seattle at Sky Blue FC, 5 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 6 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS SOCCER RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Won 1, Lost 0, Tied 1)Sunday, Jan. 28 „ United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0Saturday, June 9 „ vs. France at Lyon, France (tentative) CHAMPIONS LEAGUEQUARTERFINALS(Home teams listed “ rst) All times Eastern First Leg April 3Juventus (Italy) 0, Real Madrid (Spain) 3 Sevilla (Spain) 1, Bayern Munich (Germany) 2WednesdayBarcelona (Spain) 4, Roma (Italy) 1 Liverpool (England) 3, Manchester City (England) 0Second Leg TuesdayRoma (Italy) vs. Barcelona (Spain), 2:45 p.m. Manchester City (England) vs. Liverpool (England), 2:45 p.m.April 11Bayern Munich (Germany) vs. Sevilla (Spain), 2:45 p.m. Real Madrid (Spain) vs. Juventus (Italy), 2:45 p.m. TENNIS WTA TOURVOLVO CAR OPENThursday at The Family Circle Tennis Center, Charleston, S.C. Purse: $776,000 (Premier), Surface: Green Clay-OutdoorWomens Singles Third RoundJulia Goerges (5), Germany, def. Naomi Osaka (10), Japan, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Anastasija Sevastova (8), Latvia, def. Ashleigh Barty (9), Australia, 6-3, 6-4. Bernarda Pera, United States, def. Sara Errani, Italy, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. Daria Kasatkina (3), Russia, def. Irina-Camelia Begu (13), Romania, 6-2, 6-1. Madison Keys (7), United States, def. Camila Giorgi, Italy, 6-4, 6-3. Kristyna Pliskova, Czech Republic, def. Elena Vesnina (16), Russia, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2. Kiki Bertens (12), Netherlands, def. Fanny Stollar, Hungary, 6-2, 6-4.Womens Doubles Quarter“ nalsAndreja Klepac, Slovenia, and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (3), Spain, def. Lara Arruabarrena, Spain, and Sara Errani, Italy, walkover.WEDNESDAYS RESULTS Womens Singles Second RoundJulia Goerges (5), Germany, def. Kristie Ahn, United States, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1). Alize Cornet (14), France, def. Polona Hercog, Slovenia, 6-2, 6-3. Camila Giorgi, Italy, def. Daria Gavrilova (11), Australia, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. Bernarda Pera, United States, def. Dayana Yastremska, Ukraine, 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-4. Naomi Osaka (10), Japan, def. Laura Siegemund, Germany, 6-3, 7-6 (8). Anastasija Sevastova (8), Latvia, def. Caroline Dolehide, United States, 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-1. Kiki Bertens (12), Netherlands, def. Aleksandra Krunic, Serbia, 6-4, 6-2. Irina-Camelia Begu (13), Romania, def. Claire Liu, United States, 6-4, 6-2. Elena Vesnina (16), Russia, def. Taylor Townsend, United States, 6-4, 6-1. Ashleigh Barty (9), Australia, def. Tatjana Maria, Germany, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Kristyna Pliskova, Czech Republic, def. Petra Kvitova (2), Czech Republic, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3. Fanny Stollar, Hungary, def. Johanna Konta (6), Britain, 6-3, 6-4. Sara Errani, Italy, def. Mihaela Buzarnescu (15), Romania, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Madison Keys (7), United States, def. Lara Arruabarrena, Spain, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.Womens Doubles First RoundKateryna Bondarenko, Ukraine, and Aleksandra Krunic, Serbia, def. Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova (4), Czech Republic, 6-2, 1-6, 10-5. Mihaela Buzarnescu, Romania, and Heather Watson, Britain, def. Misakia Doi, Japan, and Christina McHale, United States, 3-6, 6-3, 10-8. AUTO RACING UPCOMING RACESAll times EasternNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP OREILLY AUTO PARTS 500Site: Fort Worth, Texas Schedule: Today, practice, 1 p.m. (FS1), qualifying, 5:45 p.m. (FS1); Saturday, practice, 11 & 1:30 p.m. (FS1), Sunday, race, 2 p.m., FS1 Track: Texas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles). Race distance: 501 miles, 334 laps. Last year: Jimmie Johnson picked up his “ rst win of 2017 in Texas. Last race: Clint Bowyer snapped a winless streak that had stretched back 190 races by taking “ rst in Martinsville. Fast facts: NASCAR released its 2019 schedule on Tuesday. The playoffs will start on Sept. 15 in Las Vegas, and the season will wrap up on Nov. 17 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The All-Star Race in Charlotte will be on May 18. ...The sports organizing body also announced Tuesday that Steve Phelps has been promoted to the role of chief operating of“ cer. Next race: Food City 500, April 15, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee. Online: NASCAR XFINITY MY BARIATRIC SOLUTIONS 300Site: Fort Worth, Texas Schedule: Today, practice, 2:05 & 4:05 p.m. (FS1), Saturday, qualifying, 12:10 p.m. (FS1), race, 3 p.m., FOX Track: Texas Motor Speedway. Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps. Last year: Erik Jones won the “ rst of back-toback races. Last race: Joey Logano was dominant in Fontana on March 17, leading all but 11 laps. Fast facts: NASCAR said Tuesday that the fourrace Dash 4 Cash, which begins next week in Bristol, will have an updated format. The program is only eligible to drivers competing for X“ nity Series driver points. The event also will be held at Richmond, Talladega and Dover. ... KC Motorgroup announced on Monday that its partnership with Richard Childress Racing will be expanded this season. KCMG will be a multi-race partner on RCRs No. 2 Chevrolet driven by Matt Tifft. Next race: Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300, April 14, Bristol Motor Speedway. Online: NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCKLast week: John Hunter Nemechek became the fourth different driver to win in the series this season at Martinsville. Next race: May 4, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware. Online: VERIZON INDYCAR PHOENIX GRAND PRIXSite: Phoenix Schedule: Today, practice, 11 a.m., qualifying, 8 p.m. (NBCSN), practice, 11 p.m.; Saturday, race, 9:35 p.m., NBCSN Track: ISM Raceway (oval, 1.022 miles). Race distance: 255.5 miles, 250 laps. Last year: Simon Pagenaud won in Arizona a year ago. Last race: Sebastian Bourdais opened the season with a win in St. Petersburg on March 11. Fast facts: Josef Newgarden, who captured his “ rst IndyCar title in 2017, is seeking to become Team Penske “ rst repeat champion since Gil de Ferran collected back-to-back CART championships in 2000 and 2001. ...This weekends race will be the 64th IndyCar race at ISM Raceway since the track opened as Phoenix International Raceway in 1964. Al Unser holds the track record with six victories. ...The pole winner in Phoenix hasnt won the race since 2003. Next race: Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 15, Streets of Long Beach, Long Beach, California. Online: FORMULA ONE BAHRAIN GRAND PRIXSite: Sakhir, Bahrain Schedule: Today, practice, 7 & 11 a.m.; Saturday, practice, 8 a.m., qualifying, 11 a.m.; Sunday, race, 11:10 a.m. Track: Bahrain International Circuit (3.36 miles). Race distance: 191.6 miles, 57 laps. Last year: Sebastian Vettel took “ rst for his second win in three races to start 2017. Last race: Sebastian Vettel kicked off 2018 by winning in Melbourne. Fast facts: Formula One holds just its second event of the season in Bahrain, which began hosting the series in 2004 as the “ rst F1 track in the Middle East. ... The 15-corner design of Bahrains circuit provides at least three realistic opportunities for passing. ..Mercedes had won three straight in Bahrain before Vettels Ferrari p roved the fastest a year ago. Next race: Chinese Grand Prix, April 15, Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai. Online: NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING FOUR-WIDE NATIONALSSite: Las Vegas Schedule: Today, qualifying, 4 & 7 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 3:30 & 6 p.m.; Sunday, “ nals, 7:05 p.m. Track: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Last year: Antron Brown secured “ rst place in Vegas in 2017. Last race: Richie Crampton took “ rst in Top Fuel in Florida on March 18. Fast facts: Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock), Garrett Bateman (Top Alcohol Dragster) and Shane Wester“ eld (Top Alcohol Dragster) are also reigning champions in Nevada. ... Vincent Nobile won an online fan vote to secure the No. 8 starting spot in the Pro Stock bonus event for this weekend. Next race: Spring Nationals, April 20-22, Royal Purple Raceway, Baytown, Texas. Online: ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLToday National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINEChicago -138 at Milwaukee +128 at Colorado -151 Atlanta +141 at Pittsburgh -110 Cincinnati +100 Los Angeles -141 at San Fran. +131American Leagueat Cleveland -212 Kansas City +192 at New York -167 Baltimore +157 Toronto -115 at Texas +105 at Los Angeles -142 Oakland +132Interleagueat Houston -248 San Diego +228NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Boston 10 201 Chicago Charlotte 5 211 at Orlando at Detroit Off Off Dallas at Washington Off Off Atlanta at Philadelphia 3 223 Cleveland at Toronto 8 208 Indiana Miami 9 209 at New York at Memphis Off Off Sacramento New Orleans 10 220 at Phoenix at L.A. Lakers Off Off MinnesotaNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE St. Louis -152 at Chicago +142 at Pittsburgh Off Ottawa Off at Tampa Bay -350 Buffalo +320 at Anaheim Off Dallas Off Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueOAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Claimed OF Trayce Thompson off waivers from the New York Yankees. Transferred RHP Paul Blackburn to the 60-day DL. TEXAS RANGERS „ Reinstated LHP Martin Prez from the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Jose Leclerc to Round Rock (PCL). Signed a twoyear extension of their player development contract with Frisco (Texas) through the 2020 season.National LeagueLOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Claimed RHP Alec Asher from Baltimore and optioned him to Oklahoma City (PCL). NEW YORK METS „ Activated OF Michael Conforto from the 10-day DL. Optioned INF Phillip Evans to Las Vegas (PCL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Claimed RHP Jesus Liranzo off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers and optioned him to Altoona (EL).American AssociationCLEBURNE RAILROADERS „ Signed RHPs Conner Camacho and Scott Plaza. LINCOLN SALTDOGS „ Acquired RHPs Michael Tamburino, Michael Wagner and future considerations from Sussex County (Can-Am) for the reversionary rights to RHP Tyler Alexander. TEXAS AIRHOGS „ Traded INF Jordan Caillouet to Ottawa (Can-Am) for a player to be named.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Signed OF Travis Snider.Can-Am LeagueNEW JERSEY JACKALS „ Signed RHP Alberto Rodriguez.Frontier LeagueEVANSVILLE OTTERS „ Signed LHP Sean Adler. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS „ Released INF Tyler Urps. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS „ Signed RHP Kurt Heyer. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS „ Signed RHP Alhanon Miller.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS „ Assigned Fs Tyler Cavanaugh and Jeremy Evans and transferred G Josh Magette and F Andrew White III to Erie (NBAGL). NEW ORLEANS PELICANS „ Signed G Jordan Crawford.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueARIZONA CARDINALS „ Claimed QB Brandon Doughty off waivers from Miami and QB Alek Torgersen off waivers from Detroit. DENVER BRONCOS „ Agreed to terms with P Marquette King on a three-year contract. HOUSTON TEXANS „ Signed QB Joe Webb III. MINNESOTA VIKINGS „ Signed WR Tavarres King. NEW YORK GIANTS „ Signed CB William Gay. NEW YORK JETS „ Re-signed OT Ben Ijalana. PITTSBURGH STEELERS „ Re-signed RB Stevan Ridley and WR Justin Hunter.AUTO RACING 1 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, O'Reilly Auto Parts 500, practice, at Fort Worth, Texas 2 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, My Bariatric Solutions 300, practice, at Fort Worth, Texas 4 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, My Bariatric Solutions 300, “ nal practice, at Fort Worth, Texas 5:30 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, O'Reilly Auto Parts 500, qualifying, at Fort Worth, Texas 8 p.m. NBCSN „ IndyCar, Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix, qualifying, at Avondale, Ariz. COLLEGE BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 „ 2018 College Basketball Awards, at Los Angeles DRAG RACING 7 p.m. FS1 „ NHRA, Denso Spark Plugs Four-Wide Nationals, qualifying, at Las Vegas GOLF 3 p.m. ESPN „ The Masters, second round, at Augusta, Ga. 11:35 p.m. CBS „ The Masters, highlights, second round, at Augusta, Ga. MLB BASEBALL 4 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Kansas City at Cleveland OR Atlanta at Colorado 7 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees OR Cincinnati at Pittsburgh NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA „ Cleveland at Philadelphia FS-Florida „ Charlotte at Orlando 10:30 p.m. NBA „ Minnesota at L.A. Lakers NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. SUN „ Buffalo at Tampa Bay 10 p.m. NBCSN „ Dallas at Anaheim SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FS2 „ Bundesliga, Hannover vs. Werder Bremen RUGBY 6 p.m. NBCSN „ English Premiership, Sale vs. Wasps (same-day tape) Have a local sporting event you would like to have included in our schedule? Email details to Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Ocala Christian at Mount Dora Christian, 6 p.m. Real Life Christian at Legacy Charter, 6 p.m. Umatilla at Eustis, 7 p.m. Mount Dora at Tavares, 7 p.m. The Villages at South Sumter, 7 p.m. Lake Minneola at South Lake, 7 p.m. Ocala Forest at East Ridge, 7 p.m. BOYS LACROSSE Lake Minneola at Oviedo, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS LACROSSE Lake Minneola at East Ridge, 7 p.m. SOFTBALL Wildwood at Legacy Charter, 4 p.m. Sevierville (Tenn.) at Umatilla, 6 p.m. East River at East Ridge, 6 p.m. Leesburg at Tavares, 7 p.m. South Lake at Winter Haven, 7 p.m. Eustis at Kissimmee Klassic Montverde Academy at Kissimmee Klassic The Villages at Doc 4 Life Tournament TENNIS Mount Dora Christian at Newberry, 3:15 p.m. The Villages at Gainesville Eastside, 4 p.m.TODAYS LOCAL SCHEDULETanner Clark had a double and a triple, scored two runs and drove in two more for Lake-Sumter State College in a 10-6 loss to Santa Fe College on Wednesday at Lake-hawk Field.Jarrett Backus, Seth Martin and Brody Ruben-stein each had two hits for the Lakehawks.Santa Fe took a 9-1 lead with a five-run fifth inning before Lake-Sum-ter rallied to make a game of it.The Lakehawks fall to 13-25-1 overall and 5-9 in Mid-Florida Conference play while Santa Fe improves to 31-6 overall and 12-2 in the conference.Lake-Sumter baseball falls to Santa Fe


before the Class 1A-District 9 finals begin Monday at Mount Dora Christian Academy. With nearly half of the Eagles team made up of freshmen „ or younger „ the experi-ence gained now likely will pay dividends in the future.Ive been telling our athletes that everything up to the districts is practice,Ž said Birdsall. And that can be taken literally in our case. We dont have a track at our school „ we run on a path that circles a pond in front of our campus „ so meets like this gives our kids a chance to run on a real track. We certainly have a way to go, but these kids are posting times that have gotten better and better as the season has moved along.ŽRichards and Sanders are shining examples of Bird-salls approach. A senior, Richards oblit-erated the school record in the 110-meter hurdles Tuesday at the Mount Dora Invitational at MDCA „ the first meet ever on the Bull-dogs new facility „ with a time of 16.74 seconds, which was good for third place. Sanders, a junior, finished fifth in the same event, stopping the clock in 17.64 seconds.Earlier this season, both set personal records „ and smashed the school record in the 300-meter hurdles „ at the Eagle Invitational on March 3 at Montverde Academy. Against a stout field, Richards finished in 44.49, while Sanders broke the tape in 45.63.The future looks to be bright for the Eagles. Birdsall will lose only two seniors to graduation.And his girls 4x100 relay team is made up primarily of middle schoolers.Our second-best time of the year in the (4x100) came with just seventh and eighth graders running,Ž Birdsall said.At Lake Minneola, the Eagles accomplished their goals with respectable times against stiff competition.East Ridge won the boys team title with 122 points. Tavares (115 points) was second followed by Uma-tilla (94).First Academy was 11th with nine points.Richards and Sanders finished sixth and eighth, respectively, in the 110meter hurdles. Richards finished in 16.66 seconds to establish a new school record, while Sanders raised the bar for himself with a new personal best, stopping the clock in 17.05 seconds.In the boys 300-meter hurdles, Richards finished a strong fifth with a time of 45.13 and Sakobe was eighth in 46.29.For the girls, Lake Minneola cruised to the win with 170 points. East Ridge was second with 116 points, followed by The Villages with 101.First Academy was 10th with 12 points.The Eagles girls 4x100 team „ Kaylin Logan, Sedaya Stewart, Emma Fought and Caroline Ken-nedy „ finished sixth with a time of 56.43. The time was off the pace from its best of the season „ 55.75 seconds. TRACKFrom Page B1 | Friday, April 6, 2018 B3UCF center Tacko Fall (24) is introduced before a game against Cincinnati on Feb. 26, 2017, in Orlando. Fall will return to UCF for his senior season. [AP PHOTO / REINHOLD MATAY, FILE] days opposing manager as a courtesy.Andrew Kittredge started last Saturday against Boston, lasting 57 pitches and 3 ‡ innings. He allowed two runs, one earned, and took the loss in a 3-2 defeat.Austin Pruitt was to have started Tuesdays game at the New York Yankees but snow led to a postponement that caused Cash to recalculate. Yonny Chirinos started Thursday at the Red Sox, throwing five shutout innings in a 54-pitch outing.Left-hander Ryan Yarbrough, Kittredge or Pruitt could get Sundays start at Fenway Park.It kind of remains to be seen how well its going to go,Ž said Kittredge, a 28-year-old right-hander who made his big league debut last July. If it works out, other teams might take notice and say, you know, hey, weve got two or three relievers that we think might be able to piece a game together better than fifth starters that might work. Or maybe it doesnt work and maybe it doesnt change anything and maybe we switch it after six weeks or so and go back to more of a traditional five-man rotation.ŽCash rejects the notion these pitchers are some-how apprentice starters.Ive never said youre going to be a beginning pitcher. Theyre start-ing the game as far as Im concerned,Ž he said. Pruitt won last weeks opener against the Red Sox, following Archer with two innings of scoreless relief. He followed Archer again Tuesday and gave up six runs „ five earned „ over 2 ‡ innings in an 11-4 loss.There absolutely is a difference between start-ing and relieving,Ž Pruitt said. It all has to do with mindset. Going from the starting role, youre going to face those guys multiple times. But if youre coming in out of the bullpen, youre not guaranteed to see them twice. So, out of the bull-pen, you kind of go after them, attack them with your best stuff. Theres no point of trying to set them up for later in the game.ŽKittredge views the situation differently.Normally, I get the phone call five minutes before Im in the game,Ž he said. The fact that I got a 12-to-24-hour notice isnt really affect-ing how Im going to go about my business.ŽChirinos, 24, made his big league debut against Boston on Sunday, throwing 56 pitches over four innings of relief. The 26-year-old Yarbrough made his debut a day earlier. He followed Kittredge and threw 73 pitches over four innings, allowing one run.Ive been a starter throughout the minors, but they told me during spring training, hey, were looking at you in this role,Ž Yarbrough said. They kind of simulate that in spring training, where you dont have as much time to get loose.ŽIn an era when an increasing number of managers and pitching coaches are reluctant to let young starters face the batting order for a third time in a game, the Rays plan will be analyzed. RAYSFrom Page B1and sat out the final 14 games after undergoing shoulder surgery in January to repair damage from an injury he suffered during the summer.With Fall in and out of the lineup, the Knights were 19-13 this season and failed to reach the postseason.(The injuries) left a feeling of unfinished business,Ž Fall said. This is not the way I want to leave this school. I came here to do something big. I feel like before I leave here, I gotta leave my mark.Thats what really weighed into my deci-sion to stay (for my senior year).ŽIn 16 games during the 2017-18 season, Fall averaged 11.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game. He shot 77 percent from the field and 46 percent from the free throw line.With Fall in the pivot, UCF was looking to build upon last seasons success, which included reaching the NIT semifinals. Injuries to several players, including Fall, top scorer B.J. Taylor (broken foot) and highly touted transfer Aubrey Dawkins (torn labrum), son of UCF coach Johnny Dawkins, handcuffed the Knights.We had everything we needed,Ž Fall said. We had all the pieces. Unfor-tunately, we got hit by injuries. Having all those injuries really changed everything.ŽA year ago, fresh off an impressive showing in the NIT, Fall announced he would enter the NBA draft and worked out for five teams while exploring his options as a professional. In May, he withdrew his name from the draft and returned to UCF. Last year when I went through the process, I got a lot of good feed-back,Ž Fall said. I had the opportunity to make the move, but it wasnt what I really wanted. I thought I could do better.ŽOriginally from Senegal, Fall initially played high school basketball at Jamies House Charter School in Houston in 2012 before bursting onto the local basketball scene in 2013 at Liberty Christian Prep.Fall averaged 11.1 points and 5.0 rebounds as a junior for the Lions and improved dramatically as a senior, nearly doubling his season averages.He signed with UCF prior to the start of his senior season at Liberty Christian in 2014. Since arriving at UCF, Fall has played in 82 games over three seasons and sports career averages of 9.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game. FALLFrom Page B1The best comeback? That might now belong to Finau.On the eve of his first Masters, he made a hole-in-one on the seventh hole of the Par 3 Tourna-ment, raced toward the green to celebrate and as he turned back toward the tee, his left ankle rolled. Finau went down, the ankle contorted, and he popped it into place. He wasnt sure he could play until tests showed he was cleared to play.And he played great, opening with a 68 despite a short par putt that he missed on the 14th hole.This is a moment Ive dreamed of my whole life,Ž Finau said.Woods might be right about one thing. Even as well as Spieth looked, it might be hard for anyone to pull away. Spieth was among 10 players who broke 70 „ a list that included Rory McIlroy „ on a warm, sunny day with a moderate breeze that looked ideal for scoring.It was just tough to score, with the greens slick and firm and sev-eral tough pin positions, mainly toward the front of the greens. That included the par-5 15th, and no one suffered quite like defending champion Sergio Garcia.He hit his second shot into the water, and then had his next four shots with a wedge roll back into the water. He made a 10-foot putt „ close to the same length of his eagle putt when he won last year „ to make a 13, the highest score ever recorded on No. 15. He wound up with an 81, the highest score in the opening round by a defending Masters champion.Its the first time in my career where I make a 13 without missing a shot,Ž Garcia said. Simple as that.ŽMcIlroy, needing a green jacket to complete the career Grand Slam, did his part to stay in the game, especially with some tough par-saving putts down the stretch as Spieth was on his run of birdies.McIlroy shot a 69, the first time he broke 70 in the opening round of the Masters since 2011, and joined a halfdozen other players at 69 that included Henrik Stenson, Charley Hoffman, Patrick Reed and 22-year-old Li Haotong of China. MASTERSFrom Page B1Umatillas Tysen Coates and First Academys Riley Richards compete in the 110 meter hurdles at the Lake-Sumter County Championship track meet at Lake Minneola High School in Minneola on Thursday. [PHOTOS BY PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Mount Doras Herbert Welch, center, leads the pack during the 100 meter dash at the Lake-Sumter County Championship track meet at Lake Minneola High School in Minneola on Thursday. East Ridges Isabella Hill, right, starts off the 800 meter run at the Lake-Sumter County Championship track meet at Lake Minneola High School in Minneola on Thursday. Tiger Woods tips his hat on the 18th hole during the “ rst round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday in Augusta, Ga. [AP PHOTO/CHRIS CARLSON] Tampa Bay Rays Yonny Chirinos delivers a pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the second inning of Thursdays game in Boston. [AP PHOTO / STEVEN SENNE]


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Runnersleftinscoringposition„NewYork1 (Reyes)Washington5(Harper,Zimmerman, T urner2,Difo).RISP„NewYork2for7 Washington1for8. Runnersmovedup„Gonzalez,Reyes.GIDP„ Conforto,Zimmerman. DP„NewYork1(deGrom,Reyes, Gonzalez)Washington1(Kendrick,Rendon, Zimmerman). NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA deGrom,W,2-064 213586 1.54 Blevins.20 000211 0.00 Gsellman.10 000150.00 Robles11 000321 0.00 Lugo11 000024 0.00 W ASHINGTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Strsburg,L,1-165 442692 3.65 Kintzler12 4421 2918.00 Madson10 000111 0.00 Doolittle11 000218 6.00 HBP„Strasburg(Cabrera). Umpires„Home,DougEddingsFirst,Marty FosterSecond,MarkRippergerThird,Joe West. T „2:57.A„42,477(41,313).REDSOX3,RAYS2,12INN. T AMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Duffy3b611202.259 Kiermaiercf500012.071 Gomezrf400011.091 Crondh501002.190 Ramosc500001.130 Miller1b501001.190 Hechavarriass500001.222 Robertson2b201011.250 b-Spanph101000.222 W endle2b101000.231 Refsnyderlf000020.000 a-M.Smithph-lf110010.273 T OTALS40262611 BostonABRHBIBBSOAvg. Bettsrf512011.346 Benintendilf411020.174 Ramirez1b602202.310 Martinezdh502001.240 1-Swihartpr-dh000000.250 Bogaertsss401111.344 Devers3b300021.280 Nunez2b501000.222 BradleyJr.cf511001.136 V azquezc400002.227 T OTALS41310369 T AMPABAY000000020000„260 BOSTON000000002001„3100 Oneoutwhenwinningrunscored. a-walkedforRefsnyderinthe8th.b-singled f orRobertsoninthe10th. 1-ranforMartinezinthe11th. LOB„TampaBay9,Boston11.2B„ Robertson(1),Bogaerts(6),BradleyJr. (2).3B„Martinez(1).HR„Duffy(1),off C.Smith.RBIs„Duffy2(4),Ramirez2(6), Bogaerts(3).SB„Betts(2).S„M.Smith, V azquez. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Tampa Bay5(Kiermaier2,Gomez,Cron2)Boston 5 (Devers,Nunez2,BradleyJr.2).RISP„ T ampaBay0for9Boston4for11. Runnersmovedup„M.Smith,Duffy, Martinez.GIDP„Ramos,Martinez. DP„TampaBay2(Ramos,Robertson), (Hechavarria,Miller)Boston1(Devers, Nunez,Ramirez). T AMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA Chirinos53 000454 0.00 Roe10000011 2.70 Romo10001215 3.86 A lvarado,H,110 000282.25 Colome,BS,1-214 222029 9.00 Kittredge,L,0-22.12 112135 3.18 Y arbrough01 001092.25 BOSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Price73003591 0.00 C.Smith11 2211 3013.50 Velazquez10 000091.35 Kimbrel11 002223 0.00 Poyner,W,1-021 000330 1.93 Inheritedrunners-scored„Yarbrough2-1. PB„Ramos2(2). Umpires„Home,ToddTichenorFirst,Alan PorterSecond,BillMillerThird,Angel Hernandez. T„3:55.A„36,134(37,731).PHILLIES5,MARLINS0MIAMIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Brinsoncf400004.200 Dietrichlf401001.281 Castro2b401000.313 Bour1b401001.192 Anderson3b301000.321 Maybinrf300002.320 Rojasss300001.222 Holadayc200001.111 b-Leeph100000.000 Guerrerop000000„Smithp100001.000 J.Garciap100001.000 c-Telisph-c100000.250 TOTALS31040012 PHILADELPHIAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandez2b211030.304 Santana1b400012.136 Kingeryrf410011.222 Hoskinslf310012.400 Herreracf312110.250 Franco3b413400.267 Alfaroc200021.111 Pivettap300002.000 Morganp000000„a-Altherrph100000.056 L.Garciap000000„Nerisp000000„Crawfordss400001.053 TOTALS3056599 MIAMI000000000„041 PHILADELPHIA20100020X„561 a-”iedoutforMorganinthe7th.b-reached onerrorforHoladayinthe8th.c-grounded outforJ.Garciainthe8th. E„Castro(1),Hernandez(2).LOB„Miami 4,Philadelphia10.2B„Anderson(2). 3B„Franco(1).HR„Franco(1),offJ.Garcia. RBIs„Herrera(1),Franco4(5).SB„ Hernandez2(2),Kingery(1),Herrera(1). CS„Hernandez(1). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Miami2 (Maybin2)Philadelphia4(Kingery,Alfaro, Pivetta2).RISP„Miami0for1Philadelphia 2for8. GIDP„Telis. DP„Philadelphia1(Hernandez,Santana). MIAMIIPHRERBBSONPERA Smith,L,0-132 336477 4.32 J.Garcia44222273 1.80 Guerrero10 001327 8.31 PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Pivetta,W,1-05.24 000997 2.79 Morgan,H,31.10 000110 5.40 L.Garcia10000110 2.25 Neris10 0001 1510.12 Inheritedrunners-scored„Morgan1-0. Umpires„Home,PaulNauertFirst,Scott BarrySecond,CarlosTorresThird,Kerwin Danley. T„3:03.A„44,488(43,647).ROCKIES3,PADRES1COLORADOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Blackmoncf502001.345 LeMahieu2b402211.320 Arenado3b400010.240 Desmondlf400002.348 Storyss310012.154 Iannettac310011.389 Parrarf210011.190 Valaika1b200010.000 Ottavinop000000„c-Gonzalezph100001.231 Davisp000000„Andersonp200002.000 McMahon1b100110.000 TOTALS31343711 SANDIEGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Margotcf411101.125 Pirelalf400000.241 Hosmer1b401001.259 Renfroerf401001.286 Villanueva3b300002.231 Galvisss302000.333 Asuaje2b301000.280 Hedgesc300002.056 Lucchesip100000.000 a-Headleyph100001.000 Matonp000000„Stammenp000000„b-Spangenbergph100000.308 Handp000000„Lylesp000000„TOTALS3116108 COLORADO000000003„340 SANDIEGO000000001„163 a-struckoutforLucchesiinthe5th.b-”ied outforStammeninthe8th.c-struckoutfor Ottavinointhe9th. E„Villanueva(1),Asuaje(1),Hedges(1). LOB„Colorado9,SanDiego3.HR„Margot (1),offDavis.RBIs„LeMahieu2(4), McMahon(1),Margot(2).SB„Blackmon (1).CS„Blackmon(1),Galvis(2).S„Parra. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Colorado4 (Arenado,Desmond,Story,Anderson) SanDiego1(Headley).RISP„Colorado1for 9SanDiego0for2. COLORADOIPHRERBBSONPERA Anderson64 000484 7.56 Ottavino,W,1-021 000222 0.00 Davis,S,4-411 110217 2.70 SanDiegoIPHRERBBSONPERA Lucchesi51 003784 2.79 Maton11 000114 0.00 Stammen21 001122 0.00 Hand,L,0-2.21 303231 4.50 Lyles.10 000030.00 Andersonpitchedto1batterinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Ottavino1-0, Lyles2-0. Umpires„Home,MikeEstabrookFirst, AlfonsoMarquezSecond,BruceDreckman Third,ChadFairchild. T„2:58.A„20,509(42,445).RANGERS6,ATHLETICS3TEXASABRHBIBBSOAVG. Choodh511201.296 Gallo1b500000.182 Andrusss401001.333 Beltre3b312010.241 Mazararf412000.357 Odor2b411100.167 Rualf210011.100 Robinsoncf401101.267 Centenoc412000.250 TOTALS35610424 OAKLANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Semienss511000.265 Pinderlf-cf412011.308 Lowrie2b403110.313 Davisdh300102.222 Olson1b400001.241 Chapman3b412000.400 Lucroyc401001.273 Piscottyrf402000.222 Smolinskicf201000.143 a-Joyceph-lf100100.217 TOTALS35312325 TEXAS040000002„6100 OAKLAND002001000„3121 a-outonsacri“ce”yforSmolinskiinthe6th. E„Mengden(1).LOB„Texas5,Oakland 10.2B„Andrus(3),Beltre(3),Lowrie(3). HR„Choo(2),offHatcher.RBIs„Choo2 (3),Odor(4),Robinson(2),Lowrie(5),Davis (5),Joyce(1).CS„Andrus(1),Robinson(1). SF„Davis,Joyce.S„Rua. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Texas2 (Choo,Odor)Oakland6(Semien,Davis, Olson3,Chapman).RISP„Texas3for5 Oakland1for9. Runnersmovedup„Davis.GIDP„Piscotty. DP„Texas1(Odor,Andrus,Gallo). TEXASIPHRERBBSONPERA Perez,W,1-05.110330176 5.06 Jepsen,H,1.20 000014 4.50 Bush,H,1.11 001112 2.70 Diekman,H,1.20 000113 6.75 Martin,H,311 000011 4.15 Kela,S,2-210001216 0.00 OAKLANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Mngdn,L,0-25.15 431282 6.55 Coulombe1.21 001225 0.00 Pagan.21 000063.38 Buchter.11 000070.00 Hatcher12 2200 1610.80 Inheritedrunners-scored„Jepsen2-1, Diekman2-0,Coulombe2-0,Buchter1-0. HBP„Perez(Davis). Umpires„Home,JimWolfFirst,D.J.Reyburn Second,SamHolbrookThird,RyanBlakney. T„3:10.A„10,132(46,765).TWINS4,MARINERS2SEATTLEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Gordoncf411011.400 Segurass412011.375 Cano2b501001.435 Hanigerrf500101.350 Seager3b300010.143 Vogelbachdh302110.333 Healy1b400001.056 Suzukilf401000.188 Freitasc301001.200 b-Marjamaph-c100001.091 TOTALS3628247 MINNESOTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Dozier2b401001.308 Mauer1b311011.333 Sano3b311211.280 Grossmandh400001.125 Buxtoncf401001.217 Keplerrf401000.286 LaMarrelf201001.600 a-Rosarioph-lf211101.182 Adrianzass400003.111 Garverc311101.143 TOTALS33484211 SEATTLE200000000„281 MINNESOTA00000211X„482 a-struckoutforLaMarreinthe6th.b-struck outforFreitasinthe8th. E„Haniger(1),Sano(1),Adrianza(1). LOB„Seattle11,Minnesota7.HR„Sano (3),offPaxtonGarver(1),offAltavilla Rosario(1),offVincent.RBIs„Haniger(6), Vogelbach(2),Sano2(7),Garver(1), Rosario(1).SB„Gordon(3),Segura(1). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Seattle 5(Cano,Haniger,Vogelbach,Healy, Suzuki)Minnesota4(Grossman2,Adrianza 2).RISP„Seattle2for17Minnesota0for6. Runnersmovedup„Cano,Sano. GIDP„Healy. DP„Minnesota1(Adrianza,Dozier,Mauer). SEATTLEIPHRERBBSONPERA Paxton542217987.45 Altavilla,L,0-11.13 110323 3.00 Rzepczynski00 001060.00 Vincent1.21 110117 6.00 MINNESOTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Gibson4.17 211380 0.87 Rogers1.20 001021 0.00 Pressly.11 001118 0.00 Duke,W,1-0.20000067.71 Reed,H,110 000210 0.00 Rodney,S,1-110 001115 3.38 Paxtonpitchedto2battersinthe6th. Rzepczynskipitchedto1batterinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Rzepczynski 1-0,Vincent2-0,Rogers1-0,Duke2-0. WP„Paxton.PB„Freitas(1). Umpires„Home,DanBellinoFirst,Adam HamariSecond,TomHallionThird,Phil Cuzzi. T„3:09.A„39,214(39,504).TIGERS9,WHITESOX7,10INN.DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Martincf612201.217 Candelario3b601101.185 Cabrera1b101000.318 Goodrum1b522201.286 Castellanosrf523000.385 Martinezdh403210.333 1-J.Jonespr-dh000000.500 McCannc501001.238 Mahtooklf411101.182 Iglesiasss421011.100 Machado2b512100.280 TOTALS45917926 CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Moncada2b600004.154 A.Garciarf522001.333 Abreu1b500001.320 Davidsondh342120.318 Sanchez3b503301.400 L.Garcialf502201.333 Andersonss311022.304 Narvaezc401011.250 2-Saladinopr000000.000 Engelcf300101.211 a-Delmonicoph000000.077 TOTALS397117512 DETROIT0101100132„9170 CHICAGO2110201000„7111 a-hitbypitchforEngelinthe10th. 1-ranforMartinezinthe9th.2-ranfor Narvaezinthe10th. E„Abreu(1).LOB„Detroit9,Chicago9. 2B„Martinez(2),Machado2(5),A.Garcia (2),Davidson(1),L.Garcia(1),Narvaez(1). 3B„Sanchez2(2).HR„Goodrum(1),off Soria.RBIs„Martin2(2),Candelario(1), Martinez2(5),Mahtook(1),Machado(5), Goodrum2(3),Davidson(8),Sanchez3(7), L.Garcia2(2),Engel(2).SB„Goodrum(1), Anderson(4).CS„Martin(1).SF„Mahtook, Engel. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Detroit5 (Martin,Martinez,McCann3)Chicago5 (Moncada2,L.Garcia,Narvaez2).RISP„ Detroit5for14Chicago4for13. Runnersmovedup„Castellanos2,Machado, Narvaez.GIDP„Iglesias,Goodrum. DP„Chicago2(Sanchez,Abreu),(Bummer, Sanchez,Abreu). DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Zimmermann4.196613758.71 Saupold.110010120.00 Norris3.111126502.70 Jimenez,W,1010000013 0.00 Greene,S,1-110 001319 6.75 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Shields58 331191 5.73 Farquhar,H,11.10 000323 3.86 Avilan,H,2.20 000211 4.50 N.Jones13 110024 2.70 Soria,BS,.114 330029 9.00 Infante,L,0-1.1122101337.80 Bummer.21 000070.00 Inheritedrunners-scored„Saupold1-1, Norris2-0,Bummer.2.HBP„Greene (Delmonico). Umpires„Home,MarvinHudsonFirst, JamesHoyeSecond,JeffKelloggThird, ChrisSegal. T„4:03.A„33,318(40,615).ALLEADERSRUNS: Dozier,Minnesota,8; Altuve,Houston,7;Correa, Houston,7;Donaldson, Toronto,7;8tiedat6. RBI: Gregorius,NewYork,9; Smoak,Toronto,9;Correa, Houston,8;Davidson,Chicago,7;Ramirez,Boston,6; Reddick,Houston,6;Span, TampaBay,6;Stanton,New York,6;15tiedat5. HITS: Altuve,Houston, 12;Chapman,Oakland, 12;Bogaerts,Boston,11; Simmons,LosAngeles,11; Andrus,Texas,10;Lowrie, Oakland,10;Mazara,Texas, 10;Smoak,Toronto,10;7 tiedat9. DOUBLES: Bogaerts,Boston, 6;Smoak,Toronto,5;Escobar,Minnesota,4;Gattis, Houston,4;Gregorius,New York,4;13tiedat3. TRIPLES: Castellanos, Detroit,2;Fisher,Houston, 2;11tiedat1. HOMERUNS: Davidson, Chicago,4;Dozier,Minnesota,4;Anderson,Chicago, 3;Encarnacion,Cleveland, 3;Stanton,NewYork,3;20 tiedat2. STOLENBASES: Anderson, Chicago,3;Pillar,Toronto, 3;Betts,Boston,2;Buxton, Minnesota,2;Davis,Cleveland,2;Gordon,Seattle, 2;Lindor,Cleveland,2; Ramirez,Boston,2;17tied at1. PITCHING: Hatcher,Oakland,2-0;Severino,New York,2-0;23tiedat1. STRIKEOUTS: Hamels, Texas,18;Bundy,Baltimore,15;Sale,Boston,15; Archer,TampaBay,14; Happ,Toronto,14;Kluber, Cleveland,14;Severino, NewYork,14;Verlander, Houston,14;Richards,Los Angeles,13;2tiedat11.NLLEADERSRUNS: Eaton,Washington, 10;Freeman,Atlanta,9; Blackmon,Colorado,8; Harper,Washington,7; Harrison,Pittsburgh,7;6 tiedat6. RBI: Freeman,Atlanta,9; Harper,Washington,9; Tucker,Atlanta,8;Ahmed, Arizona,7;Cespedes,New York,7;Desmond,Colorado, 7;Goodwin,Washington,7; 5tiedat6. HITS: Blackmon,Colorado, 10;Castro,Miami,10; DeJong,St.Louis,10;Eaton, Washington,10;Flaherty, Atlanta,10;Yelich,Milwaukee,10;6tiedat9. DOUBLES: Flaherty,Atlanta, 4;Hosmer,SanDiego,4; Kendrick,Washington,4; Pollock,Arizona,4;Shaw, Milwaukee,4;9tiedat3. TRIPLES: Marte,Arizona,2; 12tiedat1. HOMERUNS: Blackmon, Colorado,4;Harper, Washington,4;Cespedes, NewYork,3;DeJong,St. Louis,3;Molina,St.Louis, 3;Panik,SanFrancisco,3; Villanueva,SanDiego,3;8 tiedat2.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSPhillies5,Marlins0: GabeKaplergot booedtwice,NickPivettareceived astandingovationandthePhiladelphiaPhillieswontheirhomeopener. MaikelFrancohomered,tripled, singledanddroveinfourrunsto boostthePhillies.Pivettafanned ninein52/3excellentinnings,allowingfourhitsandnowalks. Rockies3,Padres1: RyanMcMahon drewabases-loadedwalkoffAll-Star closerBradHandtobreakascorelesstieintheninthinningandThe Rockiestookthreeoffour. Mets8,Nationals2: Inhis“rst regular-seasongamesinceAugust, MichaelConfortocameoffthe disabledlisttohitatiebreaking,tworunhomeroffStephenStrasburg. Tigers9,WhiteSox7,10inn.: Niko Goodrumhitatwo-runhomerafter replacingtheinjuredMiguelCabrera, andtheDetroitTigersralliedto beattheWhiteSox9-7in10innings inChicagoschillyhomeopener Thursday. RedSox3,Rays2,12inn.: Hanley Ramirezbloopedabases-loaded”y balloverthedrawn-inout“eldin righttobreaka12th-inningtieand theRedSox,whoralliedfromatworunde“citintheninth,earnedtheir sixthstraightvictory. Rangers6,Athletics3: MartinPerez pitchedintothesixthinningofhis “rststartoftheseason. Twins4,Mariners2: MitchGarver hitthego-aheadhomeruninthesev enthintheTwinshomeopener. LATEGAMES SeattleatMinnesota BaltimoreatN.Y.Yankees CincinnatiatPittsburgh ArizonaatSt.Louis ChicagoCubsatMilwaukeeTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA AtlantaMcCarthy(R)1-03.381-00-05.012.60 ColoradoMarquez(R)4:10p0-00.001-00-00.00.00 CincinnatiCastillo(R)0-110.800-10-111.02.45 PittsburghWilliams(R)7:05p1-00.001-01-016.13.31 ChicagoHendricks(R)0-01.500-11-128.04.18 MilwaukeeWoodruff(R)8:10p0-05.400-00-05.07.20 LosAngelesMaeda(R)1-00.001-00-03.012.00 SanFranciscoHolland(L)10:15p0-15.400-10-00.00.00AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA KansasCityDuffy(L)0-111.250-10-315.24.60 ClevelandCarrasco(R)4:10p1-07.941-02-118.04.50 BaltimoreGausman(R)0-113.500-11-222.19.27 NewYorkSabathia(L)7:05p0-01.800-10-017.07.41 TorontoEstrada(R)0-03.861-01-09.26.52 TexasMoore(L)8:05p0-19.000-10-00.00.00 OaklandGossett(R)0-19.000-10-16.22.70 LosAngelesBridwell(R)10:07p0-00.000-00-06.019.50INTERLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA SanDiegoPerdomo(R)0-111.250-10-00.00.00 HoustonMcCullersJr.(R)8:10p1-03.381-00-00.00.00 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. VSOPP-Pitchersrecordversusthisopponent. WEDNESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague KansasCityatDetroit,ppd. N.Y.Yankees7,TampaBay2 Houston3,Baltimore2 L.A.Angels3,Cleveland2,13innings ChicagoWhiteSox4,Toronto3 Oakland6,Texas2 NationalLeague Atlanta7,Washington1 N.Y.Mets4,Philadelphia2 Arizona3,L.A.Dodgers0 St.Louis6,Milwaukee0 Colorado5,SanDiego2 Interleague Minnesota7,Pittsburgh3 SanFrancisco10,Seattle1 SATURDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague BaltimoreatN.Y.Yankees,1:05p.m. TampaBayatBoston,1:05p.m. DetroitatChicagoWhiteSox,2:10p.m. SeattleatMinnesota,2:10p.m. KansasCityatCleveland,4:10p.m. TorontoatTexas,8:05p.m. OaklandatL.A.Angels,9:07p.m. NationalLeague N.Y.MetsatWashington,1:05p.m. ArizonaatSt.Louis,2:15p.m. ChicagoCubsatMilwaukee,4:05p.m. L.A.DodgersatSanFrancisco,4:05p.m. MiamiatPhiladelphia,6:05p.m. CincinnatiatPittsburgh,7:05p.m. AtlantaatColorado,8:10p.m. Interleague SanDiegoatHouston,7:10p.m.BASEBALLCALENDARAPRIL17-18: Clevelandvs.Minnesotaat SanJuan,PuertoRico. MAY16-17: Ownersmeetings,NewYork. JUNE4: Amateurdraftstarts. JUNE15: Internationalamateursigning periodcloses. JULY2: Internationalamateursigning periodopens. JULY6: Lastdaytosignforamateur draftpickssubjecttodeadline. JULY17: All-StarGame,Washington. JULY29: HallofFameinductions, Cooperstown,N.Y. JULY31: Lastdaytotradeaplayer withoutsecuringwaivers. OCT..2: Wild-cardgames. DEC.10-13: Winter meetings,LasVegas. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. CorreaHou61979.474 CanoSea623610.435 AltuveHou729712.414 MChapmanOak830512.400 CuthbertKC41014.400 DGordonSea625410.400 YSanchezChW62038.400 CastellanosDet626810.385 SmoakTor726510.385 SimmonsLAA729511.379 HomeRuns Dozier,Minnesota,4;Davidson,Chicago,4;Sano,Minnesota, 3;Anderson,Chicago,3;Encarnacion,Cleveland,3;Stanton, NewYork,3;20tiedat2. NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. 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PAGE 17 | Friday, April 6, 2018 C1 DRIVETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Powered by Q. I have a 2004 Focus. The issue is the ignition, I have to wiggle the key to remove it. It seems to get stuck about halfway. Do I replace the tumblers, the switch? The key seems worn but Im afraid a new one will get stuck for good. The key will also fit in and out of the trunk but not open it. Ive tried graphite and Wd40. SCA. Ignition switch issues are common on this model. Ford issued a technical service bulletin (TSB 05-21-17) in 2005 providing procedures for diagnosis and repair. In the more common instance, the key is difficult to turn, and lock cylinder replacement is recommended. If the key is difficult to remove from an automatic transmission equipped vehicle, there is also a chance the key removal inhibitŽ circuit may be faulty. When the transmission selector is placed fully in park, a solenoid within the ignition switch (attached to the lock cylinder) extends, releasing the key. Since you are able to at least partially remove the key, this is somewhat unlikely to be the difficulty. Lock cylinder replacement seems to be indicated, as you have attempted lubrication. Replacement isnt terribly difficult, my labor time guide suggests about 30 minutes, and the part can be sourced for about $50. There are plenty of online videos showing how its done „ be sure to disconnect the battery terminal first! The supplied key will not fit your doors and trunk. Perhaps a new key, cut using the Focus key codes, would work better than your worn one for these locks. A locksmith could also alter your new lock cylinder to use this same key, prior to installation.Q. My belt is squeaking on my car. A friend suggested giving it a shot of WD-40 while the engine is running. Before I do this I wanted to check if its OK. Sandra L.A. Dont do it! Applying a lubricant or belt dressing may provide momentary relief but isnt a good long-term cure. Serpentine (wide/ multi-ribbed) belts can become noisy due to several possible conditions. Incorrect belt tension, due to a faulty tensioner, can cause squealing, particularly during A/C use, making sharp turns, or acceleration, and this is most common just after a damp/cold morning engine start. Chirping could also be the result of loose belt tension or pulley misalignment. Each of the engines belt driven accessories must attach to the engine perfectly parallel to each other in order for the belts ribs to glide in and UNDER THE HOODIgnition switch problem with Ford Focus Brad Bergholdt Lexus LC500h an ecofriendly sports car Robert DufferTribune News ServiceBefore I drank coffee, I didnt get the reason for decaf. Before I drove the less potent hybrid version of the Lexus LC500, I didnt get that either.But now I get it. Decaf gives you the taste without the stimulant. Its good with cake. The 2018 LC500h gives you performance without the guilt. Its good with trees.The Lexus LC500h is an eco-friendly version of the gorgeous flagship introduced last year. The sedate luxury brand needed an aspirational vehicle that would get atten-tion, if not sales. Sales are about 100 units short of the projected 400 units a month since it went on sale in May 2017. Buzz is strong.The LC500 is arguably the most head-turning vehicle available for less than $100,000. Low-slung, with the wheels pushed all the way to the edge, and a wide bulging rear end so there is no mistake about the intent of what lies under the hood: a fire-breath-ing 471-horsepower V-8 engine in rear-wheel drive that is so good its almost dangerous. It hits 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, with a top speed of 168 mph. Itll make you smile.The LC500h looks just as stunning, but is powered by a familiar V-6 engine that makes 354 horsepower. It hits 60 mph in 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. Itll make you smile too, and keep you feeling good at the gas pump with 30 mpg com-bined (compared with the 19 mpg from the V-8). One more comparison: The V-8 is $4,510 less than the hybrid.As remarkable as the V-8 is, the technology underpinning the hybrid is equally impres-sive, if not confusing. It does not drive like a traditional hybrid in the Toyota/Lexus family, the worlds leader in hybrid powertrains. The only similarity of the multistage hybrid systemŽ is at low speeds, when the lithium ion-powered motor is doing all the work. In more spirited driving, it feels and sounds like a sports car, thanks to some artificial engine noise piped through the speakers.The multistage is essentially two transmissions consisting of a continuously variable transmission that is modulated by a four-speed automatic.Switching to manual mode replicates a 10-speed trans-mission accessible via paddle shifters. Hitting the redline will cause it to shift on its own, but for the most part the driver feels in charge. The system shifts seamlessly and quickly through the early gears, then the higher the speed, the longer it will stay in that gear. At cruising speed the engine takes over at its optimal efficiency and charges the battery. There is no CVT Performance without guiltThe 2018 Lexus LC500h is powered by a 354-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine with a multi-stage hybrid system consisting of a cont inuously variable transmission mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The ” agship sports coupe also comes with an available 5-liter, V-8 engine. [ROBERT DUFFER/TNS] 2018 Lexus LC500h at a glance Vehicle type: hybrid sports coupe Base price: $96,510 As tested: $100,450 (excluding $995 destination) Mpg: 26 city, 35 highway Engine: 3.5-liter V-6 Transmission: CVT with fourspeed automatic in rear-wheel drive Parting shot: Sports coupe lite appeals to different tastes. By Larry PrintzTribune News ServiceThere is a peculiarity to car design that seems to affect the industry in each decade. The irrational exuberance of cars of the 1950s, followed by the sober rationalism of the 1960s, baroque neoclassicism of the 1970s, the dull efficiency of the 1980s, which melted away in the fol-lowing decade. It seems that crossovers and SUVs have dominated designers dreams ever since.But now it seems that those who grew up playing video games are now designing cars. The result are vehicles that look as they escaped via an errant game controller, festooned with odd angles, crazy creases, outrageously sized wheels and a number of grilles. One of the newest styling ideas, the floating roof, employs a blackened rear pillar that fakes the eye into believing the roof has no rear support. Its not yet a cliche, and still seems unusual, despite its use by several manufacturers, including Toyota on their new CH-R crossover.But thats just the start of this cars over-caffeinated design, one that challenges buyers with a cacophony of creases, planes and ungainly angles that seems youthfully energetic. This bad boy looks like a wild child; too bad the engine and transmission didnt get the same memo.The 2.0-liter four-cylinder under the hood is rated at only 144 horsepower, so acceleration is leisurely, a feeling exacerbated by the continuously variable auto-matic transmission. Throttle response is impressive, even if flooring the throttle cre-ates more noise than forward momentum. So CH-R buyers will have to settle for a slow car that looks fast. Oddly enough for a crossover, the CH-R is offered only with front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive is not available on either of the cars trim levels, which include XLE and XLE Premium.Nevertheless, its petite size and quick steering lend the car perky, frisky feel, not unlike that of a newborn puppy. Toyota CHR is a slow car that looks fastThe 2018 Toyota C-HR has a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder under the hood that is rated at only 144 horsepower, so acceleration is leisurely. [DEWHURST PHOTOGRAPHY] See HOOD, C2 See TOYOTA, C2 See LEXUS, C2


C2 Friday, April 6, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comDID YOU KNOW Powered By Just like your tires, you should check your windshield washer ” uid level once a month. AUTOMOTIVE AUTO BITSBiodiesel becomes important part of energy landscapeSoybean farmers in Minnesota wear many different hats: small-business owner, agronomist, equipment expert, accountant and environmentalist. Yes, they are the original stewards of the land, continually evolving their practices to keep natural resources healthy for the next generation.But it doesnt end there. Soybean farmers have been at the forefront of develop-ing a homegrown renewable fuel that has resulted in a dramatic improvement of the air quality in the Gopher state.Biodiesel has become an important part of the energy landscape not only in Minnesota, but across the country, too. In just over 15 years, the biodiesel market in the U.S. has increased from about 25 million gallons to more than 2.8 billion gallons. Made from domestic, renewable resources such as soybean oil, biodiesel is a value-added by-product containing sources that would normally go to waste.You may be scratching your head and saying, I dont drive a diesel vehicle. Why should I care?Ž Well, youre not alone. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, diesel-powered cars accounted for only about 3 percent of total U.S. auto sales in 2014. „BrandpointBy Greg ZylaMore Content NowEntry price: $16,950 Price as tested: $21,560This week, were driving the sixthgeneration 2018 Hyundai Elantra, delivered in Eco trim and assuring consumers 40-mpg highway in non hybrid, fully internal combustion motivation. Most notable is our testers final price of just $21,560. Eco, by the way, stands for economy. This sixth-generation Elantra boasts some nice attributes following its compact class debut in 1990, when Hyundais were way different and much less of a threat to put a major dent into American car sales. The 1990 Elantra rode on a compact dimension 98.4-inch wheelbase while todays near midsizeŽ Elantra travels on a 106-inch plus wheelbase and is more in line with the demands of modern auto building principles. Hyundai also corrected many early mechanical/ build woes to the point where today their cars are recommended by some of the biggest consumer associations in America. Add in Hyundais 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty and the fact that the Elantra is built in Montgomery, Alabama, few compact cars out there can compare if you seek a low cost, American built automobile. Considering long term return-on-investment (ROI) and positive owner satisfaction ratings, Elantra Ecos price is almost too good to believe. Elantra Eco debuted in 2017 and still takes direct aim at consumers who want 40-plus highway MPG coupled with a price that wont break the bank. In Elantras case, the compact is offered in six distinct models, starting at a low of just $16,350 for the manual transmission SE. In succession are Elantra SEL at $18,850; Elantra Value at $19,850, our tester Eco at $20,550; Elantra Sport at $21,800 and top line Elantra Limited at $22,100. (Delivery adds $885 to these prices along with any options one might choose). Under the hood sits an Eco specific and newly designed 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 128-horsepower and an impressive 156 lb. ft of torque. Not only will this engine accelerate well, it can deliver even better than the listed 40 MPG EPA highway number and provide at least 32 MPG in the city. A 70-mile trip to a car show at a nearby mall resulted in 41.8 MPG, more than the EPA 40 MPG highway average listed on the price sticker. When it comes to passing, we put the turbo 1.4 through several passing moves which were easy to accomplish and overall you can expect zero to 60 mph in about 7.8 to 8.2 seconds. Likes: Outstanding MPG, lots of features, near mid-size dimensions at a compact price. Dislikes: Rear drum brakes, highest-tech safety only available on Premium. Next week: 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid „Greg Zyla writes weekly for More Content Now and other GateHouse Media publications.Test Drive: 2018 Hyundai Elantra Eco2018 Hyundai Elantra Eco. [HYUNDAI] out of the corresponding pulley grooves. Sometimes a replacement accessorys pulley may not be pressed on to its shaft to exactly the right depth, or an accessorys mounting surface differs slightly from the original. Another cause of chirping can be glazing of the belts rubber surface. An older belts friction surface often becomes hardened and shiny, and this can cause the belt ribs to vibrate as they engage the pulley grooves, resulting in offensive noise. Heres how to check for the cause of serpentine belt noise: Using a spray bottle containing water, from a safe distance, lightly wet the belt as the engine idles. If the noise diminishes, the cause is pulley misalignment or belt glazing. Should the noise increase, belt tension is insufficient. Removing the belt and reinstalling it in the opposite direction is another test. If the offending noise goes away, for a while, pulley misalignment is indicated. In many cases replacement of the belt will cure noise, but it may come back if the root cause isnt repaired. HOODFrom Page C1drone, which happens when the vehicle speed is trying to catch up to the high engine speed. Why do it? Greater efficiency in every aspect except racing. And since most owners arent going to be racing most of the time, it makes sense.Yet it is a sports car. If there werent the V-8 for comparison, the V-6 would feel punchy enough, and in sport plus mode the rear-drive waggles under that combined 350 pound-feet of torque. The balance is great, with exceptional handling and direct steering, but there isnt the lift off the line that drops the stomach and elicits a howl. For $100,000, its fair to expect more performance.Yet buyers dont seem to mind. Lexus expected the LC500h to account for about 10 percent of LC500 sales, according to Toyota/Lexus spokesman Curt McAllister, but the 520 hybrid units account for over 20 percent of LC500s sold from May to December of last year.Evidently, like purveyors of fine decaf, Lexus knows a less-potent hybrid can suit the contrasting tastes of performance and efficiency. LEXUSFrom Page C1Its ride is tolerable, with well-managed body roll. Even if Toyota skimped on horsepower, it didnt when it comes to safety features, which includes automated emergency braking and lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is optional on the top-of-the-line XLE Premium.As with the exterior, the interior is clearly aimed at the young and young at heart. And although the mock leather dash does warm up the economy car ambience, dont expect lavish creature comforts. The tilt-telescopic steering wheel adjusts manually, as do the front seats. There is dual climate control, however, and heated front seats are optional.Of course, given this cars styling, youd expect a killer tech package, yet its fairly unremarkable as well. A 7.0-inch touchscreen allows for Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, augmented by a single USB port, and an auxiliary input jack is standard. Theres no navigation, Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Still, it proves to be easy to use and responds quickly to the touch.While front seat occupants will find the accommodations accept-able, rear seat passengers will find leg and knee room limited, and the cars styling creates a claus-trophobic cabin for those in the back, thanks to its sloping roofline, and lack of rear windows, which also inhibits rear visibility. Cabin storage space is adequate for those up front, meagre in the rear, and the cars shape limits its usefulness for carrying cargo.But such quibbles will not matter to a CH-R buyer, who no doubt will value its extreme looks, even if the vehicle fails to deliver the sporting driving experience youd expect once behind the wheel.Consider it a lifestyle bauble. TOYOTAFrom Page C1 Switching to manual mode in the 2018 Lexus LC500h replicates a 10-speed transmission accessible via paddle shifters. Hitting th e redline will cause it to shift on its own, but for the most part the driver feels in charge. [ROBERT DUFFER / TNS]

PAGE 19 | Friday, April 6, 2018 C3 N etworks,takenote: EasterSundays broadcastofJesus ChristSuperstarLivein ConcertŽshouldbethe modelforallfuturelive musicalproductions. Cool,modernandvisually constructedinawaythat didntfeellikewatching astagemusicalthathappenedtohavecameras pointedhereandthere, theshowwasspectacular. Iffuturelivemusicalscan meetthehighbaritset,this latestnetworkTVtrend deservestostickaround. TheliveinconcertŽ titlesuggestedthatlead JohnLegendandtherest ofthecastmightsimply performthesongsfromthe 1971AndrewLloydWebber andTimRicerockopera. Instead,Legend,along withBrandonVictorDixon (HamiltonŽ)asJudas, andSaraBareillesasMary Magdalenewerepartofa creativeproductionthat maintainedanenergetic pacefromstarttofinish. Fromasetdesignthat usedscaffoldingandwood andtrestletablestocreate astark,almostapocalypticmoodtopaireddown punkrockcostumingto choreographythatdidnt calltoomuchattention toitself,theshowhad strongvisualappeal. Lightingwasusedto greateffect,particularly duringLegendsfirstand lastappearanceonstage. Enteringtheactionin whitelight,LegendsJesus, attachedtoacross,exits inastunningimage.The camerazoomsoutwhile thebackofthestagesplits firstvertically,thenhorizontallytoformacross. BrightlightenvelopsLegendwhomovesbackward untilallthatisvisibleis thelight.Itwasabreathtakingpieceofstaging. Othersceneswere equallyunforgettable. WhenLegendsJesus isovercomebythesick seekingtobehealed,the perspectiveshiftsfrom groundleveltooverheadastheseaofbodies seemtodrownChristin theirdesperateneed. Judasrealizationof thedepthofhisbetrayal reachesitsclimaxasDixon climbsthescaffolding, thenaladder,untilhe disappears.Itendswith theladderswingingfree. Dixonsperformanceas Judaswasatruescenestealinghighlight,while Bareillesbroughtthe showtheconfidentMary Magdaleneitdeserved.Jin HasAnnasandNormLewissCaiphaswereexcellent, inboththeirsingingand theiracting.Theycommandedthestageeach timetheywereonit.Alice CooperscameoasKing Herodwasacrowdpleaser butitsalsoeasytoimagineothertalentedactors takingupthechallenge. Legendsperformanceof Christwasmoreuneven. Atonepointhehita highnotethatwasnothingshortofamazing,but hisactingwasntalways convincing.Musically, hebroughthissignature vocalstyletotheproduction,soitwasverymuch JohnLegendsingsJesus ChristSuperstar.ŽThis wasbynomeansanegative becauseLegendisatalent, butitalsomeanthedidnt disappearintotherole. JesusChristSuperstar LiveinConcertŽwasnt perfect,butitwasone ofthebestshows,musicalorotherwise,ofthe lastseveralyears. EmailMelissaCrawleyat MOVIES & TV Krasinskiscares audiencewithsilenceSTAYTUNED JesusChristSuperstarLive inConcertsetsahighbar MelissaCrawleyJohnLegendstarsinJesusChristSuperstarLive.Ž[NBC] ByEdSymkusMoreContentNowJohnKrasinskicut hisdirectingteethon afewepisodesofThe Office,Žthenwent ontoactinanddirect severalfilms.Heagain doesdoubledutyinthe horrorfilmAQuiet Place,Žstarringwith hiswifeEmilyBlunt.Q:Doyouthinkitsgoingto surprisealotofyourfans thatyouvemadeareally creepyhorror“lm?A:(Producer)Drew Formhadthescript,and calledmeonedayand said,Wouldyouever b einagenremovie?Ž Isaid,No,man,Im ascaredycat;Icant dohorrormovies.ŽHe said,Whatifitwasa reallycoolidea?ŽIsaid, Whatstheidea?ŽHe said,Itsafamilythat canttalkandyouhave tofigureoutwhy.Ž Ireadthescript,andI wasimmediatelyblown away,becauseEmily andIhadjusthadour seconddaughter.So Iwaslegitimatelyin thatworldofterrorand thinkingeverysingle minuteofeverysingle dayaboutprotectingmy daughter,andkeeping hersafe,thenthisscript comesaboutbasically theexactsamething.Q:YouandEmilywereboth inTheMuppetsŽafew yearsago,butthisisthe “rsttimeyouvestarred togetherina“lm.Howdid thatgo?A:Well,whenIwas comingupwithideas withthewriters,Ialways hadEmilyinmindfor themovie,butIwanted hertosomehowbeable toarriveatthatherself. So,Isawitgoingtwo ways.IfIaskedhertodo themovieandshesaid no,thatwouldbeavery awkwarddinner.But ifshesaid,Yes,Illdo itforyou,Žthatwould havebrokenmyheart, becauseIdidntwant anythingthatshedidto beforme....Whenshe readthescript,andshe said,Youcantletanyoneelseplaythisrole,Ž itwasreallynice....Director/starJohnKrasinskitriestocalmdownafrightened NoahJupe.[PARAMOUNTPICTURES] AQuitePlaceOpensonApril6 ByEdSymkusMoreContentNowAnyonewhoremembersthe eventsofwhathappenedonJuly 18,1969,ontheChappaquiddick sectionofMarthasVineyardprobablystillhastheirownversionof thoseeventsrattlingintheirhead. ThestorygoesthatSen.TedKennedy,notexactlysober,behindthe wheelofhisOldsmobile,withMary JoKopechne,aformercampaign workerforhislatebrotherBobby, inthepassengerseat,plungedoff awoodenbridgeandintoapond. Thecarturnedupsidedown.Kennedyescaped.Kopechnedrowned. Allofthatischronicledinthe first15minutesofChappaquiddick.ŽTherestofthefilmfocuses onwhatoccurredafterward„on whatKennedydidordidntdo;on whatothersinhiscircle,including friendsandadvisersweredoing;on whattheislandspoliceweretryingtodo.Truthis,almost50years aftertheaccidentandtheseries ofconfusedmisstepsthatwent downfollowingit,noonereally knowswhathappened.Thetwo peopledirectlyinvolved„Kennedy andKopechne„arelonggone, andthefactswentwiththem. Inthefilmsopeningmoments, TedKennedy(inanextremely convincingportrayalbyAustralian actorJasonClarke)isdoingatelevisioninterview,chattingabout NASAsmoonshotthatwasin progress,aswellasaboutthelegacy ofhislatebrotherJohnKennedy. Toputsomehistoricalperspective oneverything,thiswastakingplace justayearafterhisbrotherBobby hadbeenassassinated.Tedwas37, andmanypeopleassumedhewas beinggroomedforthepresidency. Butthingswouldchangelater onthatFriday,afterhearrived athisVineyardcottagetoparty withfriendsandcoworkers,along withthegroupofyoungcampaignworkerscollectivelyknown astheBoilerRoomGirls.Ž ThefilmwastesnotimehintingthattherewasanattractionbetweenMaryJoKopechne (KateMara)andTed.Nordoes itshyawayfromtheideathat hewasdrivingdrunkwhenthey wentoutforalate-nightride. Wastheresomethinggoingon betweenthem?Well,thatisnt answeredinanyconcreteway. Butitsclear,fromapointshortly aftertheaccident,thatthescript isnotgoingtotreatKennedywith kidgloves.Theperspectivethe filmtakesisthatKennedydidnot knowhowtohandlethesituation. Hemadeitbacktothecottage, soakingwet,andenlistedthehelp ofhiscousinandfamilylawyerJoe Gargan(EdHelms,playingaterrificseriousrole)andhisfriend,a formerU.S.attorneyPaulMarkham (comedianJimGaffigan,alsogreat). Teddoesntknowwhattodo,but isawareenoughtosay,outloud, Imnotgonnabepresident.Ž Fromthere,thefilmisastudy ofeverythingthatcangowrong, fromnottakingadvicefromthe rightpeopletoavoidingresponsibilitytooutrightlying.Itsthe storyof,inthewordsofJoeGargan,anotherfamilytragedy.Ž Eventhoughtheresalotgoing on,andalotofpeopleinvolved init,thestorystaysfirmlyfixed onTed:Heshauntedbyscenes inhisheadofwhatMaryJomight haveexperiencedunderwater;hes flummoxedbytheerrantbehavior ofhiswheelchair-bound,really nastyfather(BruceDern);hekeeps tryingtothinkhiswaythrough allofthis,butseemstobedesperate,inpain,kindofpathetic. Afterhisfatherbringsinsome expertsŽtosortthingsout, questionsstartarisingabout whethertherewasnegligence,if Tedcouldbechargedwithinvoluntarymanslaughter,andin hisownmind,ifhecanstillbea viablepresidentialcandidate. Thefilmcoversthedayofthe accidentandtheweekfollowing it.Itsmostpowerfulscenesare thosebetweenTedandhisdad, whocanonlysqueakoutaword ortwo.Themosttellingsceneis whenTedrevealsmorethanhe shouldabouthimself,sayingto thoseexperts,andconvincedits therightwaytogo,Wewilltellthe truth,oratleastourversionofit.Ž EdSymkuswritesaboutmovies forMoreContentNow.Hecanbe Chappaquiddickdoesnt shyawayfromthedarkside TedKennedy(JasonClarke)andMaryJoKopechne(KateMara)tryto“gureout theirrelationship.[ENTERTAINMENTSTUDIOS] MOVIEREVIEWChappaquiddickWrittenbyTaylorAllenandAndrew Logan.DirectedbyJohnCurran WithJasonClarke,EdHelms,JimGaf“gan,BruceDern,KateMara RatedPG-13




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 Fathers habit of returning food proves hard to swallow PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018:This year use your powerful, creative energy to improve your business relationships with others. Your image in the outside world needs to be more complete. Maintain a steady pace. If you are single, you will meet someone of signicance after the summer. If you are attached, you might want to accept more dinner invitations that take you both out of the house. You want your signicant other to understand more of what your outside life is like. CAPRICORN often gives you helpful advice. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You start the day with high energy. You feel excited about an unexpected development that occurs midday. You could feel pressured to complete a demanding project and/or certain responsibilities. A loved one might request more time with you. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) A loved one could surprise you with his or her perspective. How this person handles a dicey situation could make a big difference. Read between the lines. Stay clear and calm when having a serious discussion, and youll nd a point of agreement. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You might want to understand what is motivating others. You cant make the rst move, as a loved one wants to have control. Still, you desire this dominance. Just go with the ow. How you handle a situation could mark the next few days. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Get as much done as possible. You are likely to accomplish a lot by late morning. Consider what is happening behind the scenes, and try to visualize a personal matter. Do not push yourself too hard. Listen to what is being shared. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You enjoy some playfulness, which is quite unique. A child delights you with the unexpected. You approach the day with a very efcient manner. You have a lot to do, and you need to clear up a problem quickly. A partner or associate will give you feedback.VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) The unexpected occurs when handling your nances. You could be too tired for your own good. You have a lot of ground to cover, and you dont want to make an error. Your vision of what is possible changes as the day goes on. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You understand the end game, but you still need to get there. A partner causes an uproar when he or she acts in an unexpected way. Honor what you need to do in order to have a situation work. A tense situation becomes a lot easier. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Curb your spending, even though you might feel as if you need to replace certain items. Pace yourself, as you have a lot of ground to cover. You need to meet this hectic pace and not fall behind. Listen to what is needed, and be willing to meet that request. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) You have the ability to send strong messages in the morning. By the late afternoon, spending could become a dominant issue. Understand a need to maintain a strong image. You will command more respect if you have the right attitude and presence. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Take news with a grain salt. If you dont feel like commenting at rst, dont. You will feel much more in sync than you have in the recent past. How you present an option or a suggestion will please many people who agree. Listen to others suggestions. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Use the morning hours to the max. Unexpected news could affect you in several ways. Slow down, and put a pause on your reaction. Use this change or surprise positively. You feel condent in how you deal with a problem in the afternoon. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Try to see the big picture. Youll discover a nancial change that could put you into deep thought. Consider if you can make a necessary adjustment. Be aware of your image. A discrepancy between your image and your goals needs to be addressed. | Friday, April 6, 2018 C5 DEAR ABBY: I am in my 30s and moved out of my parents' home 10 years ago. Last week I decided to visit them, and we went out to eat. Dad has a habit of sending his food back to the kitchen -"My steak isn't cooked enough," or "My food is cold. Could you warm it up?" He even does this at restaurants that aren't fancy. Dad has done this my whole life and he's in his 60s. It's embarrassing for me and Mom, and it frustrates the cooks and waitstaff. Is there a polite way of telling him to stop this behavior? He takes any criticism personally. -EMBARRASSED IN THE NORTHEAST DEAR EMBARRASSED: You are certainly free to tell your father that this habit embarrasses you, but after all these years, you and your mother are not going to change him. Restaurants are in the hospitality business. If your father isn't satised with his food, he has a right to ask that it be served to his liking, and most restaurants will gladly comply. We are not responsible for the actions of other people, and because of that, you should not feel embarrassed about something over which you have no control.DEAR ABBY: Last year for my birthday, my husband asked me what I wanted for a gift. I told him I would like owers once a month for one year. He's been pretty good about it. But I complained about the way I receive them, which is, when we are driving home in our truck (we work together) and it's nearing the end of the month, he'll pull into the parking lot at the grocery store, run in, come back and hand them to me. He always picks out a beautiful bunch, but my complaint was that it's never a "surprise." He says he can't decide if I'm ungrateful or a spoiled brat. What say you and your readers? -GRATEFUL IN CALIFORNIA DEAR GRATEFUL: Your mistake was in not clearly specifying that what you wanted was a bouquet in a vase from a orist. However, because you also told your husband you wanted owers once a month, I fail to see how they would in any way be a "surprise." He has been giving you what you asked for, and you shouldn't look a gift husband in the mouth. I'm not going to name call, but shame on you.DEAR ABBY: People in nursing homes or at home -ill, incapacitated or retired -still need social contacts. In our busy society, these folks are often forgotten, and it is hurtful. We will all get there someday and will fully understand how important an occasional phone call or greeting card can be. Please ask your readers to make a note on their calendar as a "reminder." If they do, someone will be very grateful for the kind gesture -most likely the recipient -but it may also be their family members. Kindness goes a long way. -REMEMBERING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE DEAR REMEMBERING: You have a caring soul. Your message is an important one, which is why I am sharing it with my readers. I know most of you are busy people, but a simple gesture can make a world of differ ence to those who may be isolated. 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.TODAY IS FRIDAY, APRIL 6, the 96th day of 2018. There are 269 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On April 6, 1968, 41 people were killed by two consecutive natural gas explosions at a sporting goods store in downtown Richmond, Indiana. ON THIS DATE: In 1909 American explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson and four Inuits became the rst men to reach the North Pole. In 1917 the United States entered World War I as the House joined the Senate in approving a declaration of war against Germany that was then signed by President Woodrow Wilson. In 1943 "Le Petit Prince" (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery was rst published by Reynal & Hitchcock of New York. In 1965 the United States launched Intelsat I, also known as the "Early Bird" communications satellite, into geosynchronous orbit. In 1988 Tirza Porat, a 15-year-old Israeli girl, was killed in a West Bank melee. (Although Arabs were initially blamed, the army concluded Tirza had been accidentally shot by a Jewish settler.) In 1998 the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 9,000 points for the rst time, ending the day at 9,033.23.


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