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@dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Tuesday, April 10, 2018 SPORTS | B1MASTERFULAt Augusta National, Reed proves hes more than a match play golfer SPORTS | B1THE NEXT LEVELGators Brady Singer limiting hitters to .197 average LOCAL & STATE | A3BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION COULD CAUSE DELAYS ON SR 19 75 ¢ Local & State ................A3 Health .........................A8 Opinion .......................A9 Weather ......................A10 Sports...........................B1 Comics ........................B6 Volume 142, Issue 100 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Robert Burns, Zeke Miller and Matthew LeeThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Prom-ising a decision within hours, President Donald Trump threatened a military strike against Syria and declared on Monday that Russia or any other nation found to share responsibility for Saturdays apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians will pay a price.ŽThe White House sharply rejected any suggestion that Trumps own words about pulling U.S. troops out of Syria had opened the door for the attack, which killed more than 40 people, including children.Trump, asked whether Russian President Vladimir Putin bore any responsibility, responded, He may, yeah, he may. And if he does its going to be very tough, very tough.Ž He added, Every-bodys gonna pay a price. He will. Everybody will.ŽAmid the tough talk from the White House, the U.S. mili-tary appeared to be in position to carry out any attack order. A Navy destroyer, the USS Donald Cook, was underway in the eastern Mediterranean after completing a port call in Cyprus. The guided missile destroyer is armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles, the weapon of choice in a U.S. attack one year ago on an airfield in Syria following an alleged sarin gas attack on civilians.The Russian military, which has a presence in Syria as a key Assad ally, said its offi-cers had visited the weekend site in a suburb of Damascus, the Syrian capital, and found no evidence to back up reports of poison gas being used. Russias U.N. ambassador, Vassily Neben-zia, accused Washington of deliberately stoking interna-tional tensions by threatening Russia in a tone beyond the Trump threatens Syria strikePresident says any nation who shares responsibility with chemical attack will pay a priceBy Michael R. SisakThe Associated PressNORRISTOWN, Pa. „ Bill Cosby paid nearly $3.4 million to the woman he is charged with sexually assaulting, a prosecutor revealed to jurors Monday, answering one of the biggest questions surrounding the case as the comedians retrial got underway.District Attorney Kevin Steele highlighted the 2006 civil settlement during his opening statement, in an apparent attempt to suggest Cosby wouldnt have paid out so much money if the accusations against him were false. Cosbys lawyers have signaled they intend to use the settlement to argue that Andrea Constand falsely accused the former TV star in hopes of landing a big payoff.The amount had been con-fidential „ and was kept out of the first trial „ but a judge ruled that both sides could discuss it at this one.This case is about trust,Ž Steele told the jury. This case is about betrayal and that betrayal leading to the sexual assault of a woman named Andrea Constand.ŽProsecutor: Cosby paid accuser nearly $3.4MBy Frank Stanfieldfrank.stanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ David Mariotti initially said his compan-ion, Tracie Naffzigger, killed Bernadine Montgomery in her Leesburg home in June 2016, Detective James Dunagan tes-tified Monday.Naffziger testified last week that it was Mariotti who killed the 84-year-old widow.On Monday, jurors heard even more conflicting testimony in Mariottis first-degree murder case, including from prisoners who shared space with Mariotti and Naffziger.Leesburg Detective James Dunagan interviewed Mariotti after he was arrested on charges of using Montgomerys stolen credit cards. Mariotti conceded he had been in Montgomerys Palmora Park house. He said he had done some work on her floor, but he did not admit stealing her credit cards or pawning her things „ at first.His story began to change,Ž Dunagan said.ƒduring one of several Jailhouse witnesses testify in Mariotti trialBy Zac AndersonGateHouse FloridaORLANDO „ Steering straight into a potential blue wave,Ž Gov. Rick Scott announced his bid for the U.S. Senate Monday with a rally that evoked all of the reasons why he still could end up representing Florida in Washington, D.C., come November, from his leadership during times of crisis to the booming economy and his outreach to Hispanic voters.Scott launched his campaign at an Orlando construction business with introductions from the companys owner „ who said Scotts policies helped his business grow „ and the lieutenant governor of Puerto Rico, who praised Scotts leadership during the 2017 hurricane season.Scotts central message was a familiar one, a riff on the Lets get to WorkŽ slogan that propelled him from an unknown business-man and GOP outsider to the governor of the third largest state in the nation.Calling the federal govern-ment dysfunctional,Ž Scott declared: We must change Washington. We will change Washington. Together, lets Scott announces Senate bidFlorida Gov. Rick Scott, with his wife Ann, left, beside him, announces his bid to run for the U.S. Senate at a news conference on Monday in Orlando. [AP PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX] Aiming to unseat Nelson, Florida governor o cially enters race See SCOTT, A6 See MARIOTTI, A5 See SYRIA, A5 See COSBY, A6


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Prepayments for 3 months or more, mail to: Circulation Dept., the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. Billed monthly at the rates shown. Sunday, April 8 Fantasy 5: 6-18-19-28-32 Monday, April 9 Pick 5 Afternoon: 2-8-6-9-8 Evening: 3-1-4-1-8 Pick 4 Afternoon: 9-8-5-0 Evening: 6-5-8-4 Pick 3 Afternoon: 8-7-0 Evening: 7-8-1 Pick 2 Afternoon: 3-2 Evening: 6-3LOTTERY By Eric Tucker and Chad DayAssociated PressWASHINGTON „ Federal agents on Monday raided the office of President Donald Trumps personal attor-ney Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels.A furious Trump, who in the last month has escalated his attacks on Robert Muellers Russia investiga-tion, said from the White House that it was a disgraceŽ that the FBI broke intoŽ his lawyers office. He called Muellers investigation an attack on our country,Ž prompting new speculation that he might seek the removal of the Jus-tice Departments special counsel.The raid was done by the U.S. Attorneys office in Manhattan and was based in part on a referral from Muel-ler, said Cohens lawyer, Stephen Ryan.The decision by the U.S. Attorneys Office in New York to conduct their investigation using search warrants is completely inap-propriate and unnecessary,Ž Ryan said in a statement. It resulted in the unnecessary seizure of protected attor-ney client communications between a lawyer and his clients.ŽThe raid creates a new legal headache for Trump as he and his attorneys weigh whether to agree to an interview with Muellers team, which in addition to investigating potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign is also examining whether the presidents actions consti-tute obstruction of justice.The law enforcement action will almost certainly amplify the public scrutiny on the payment to Daniels, who says she had sex with Trump in 2006. The payment was made just days before the 2016 presiden-tial election, and Trump told reporters last week that he did not know about it.To obtain a warrant, pros-ecutors and agents must convince a judge they have probable cause of criminal activity and that they believe theyll find evidence of wrongdoing in a search. A warrant requires multiple levels of approval within the Justice Depart-ment, and agency guidelines impose additional hurdles when the target of a search is an attorney.Authorities working with Mueller chose a similar tactic last summer when they raided the Virginia home of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was subse-quently indicted.In this case, though, Mueller opted to refer the matter to federal prosecutors in Manhattan. Besides Cohens office, agents also searched a hotel room where hes been staying while his home is under renovation.Under Justice Department regulations, Mueller must consult with Deputy Attor-ney General Rod Rosenstein when his investigators uncover new evidence that may fall outside his original mandate. Rosenstein then will determine whether to allow Mueller to proceed or to assign the matter to another U.S. attorney or another part of the Justice Department.A spokesman for Muellers office did not immediately return a call seeking comment. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huck-abee Sanders and the U.S. attorneys office also had no comment. The New York Times first reported Mon-days raid.Ryan did not elaborate on the documents that were taken from Cohens office but said he has cooperated with investigators, including meeting last summer with lawmakers looking into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.Cohen has more recently attracted attention for his acknowledgment that he paid Daniels $130,000 out of his own pocket just days before the 2016 presidential election. Cohen has said neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Daniels and he was not reimbursed for the payment.Several former officials at the Federal Election Commission have said the payment appears to be a vio-lation of campaign finance laws, and multiple Washington-based groups have filed complaints with the FEC, urging it to investigate.There have been few signs that Mueller was interested in investigating the pay-ment, though. One Mueller witness, former Trump aide Sam Nunberg, recently con-nected the special counsel with the payment, saying in an interview on MSNBC last month that prosecutors had asked him about it.Trump answered questions about Daniels for the first time last week, saying he had no knowledge of the payment made by Cohen and he didnt know where Cohen had gotten the money. The White House has consistently said Trump denies the affair.Daniels has said she had sex with the president in 2006. She has been suing to invalidate the nondisclosure agreement she signed before the election and has offered to return the $130,000 she was paid in order to set the record straight.ŽDaniels argues the agree-ment is legally invalid because it was signed by only Daniels and Cohen, and was not signed by Trump.Last month, Daniels attorney, Michael Avenatti, sent letters to the Trump Organization demanding the business preserve all of its records relating to the $130,000 transaction. The letter demanded they preserve all emails by Cohen that mention Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clif-ford, as well as any emails and text messages related to the alleged relationship. He sent similar demand let-ters to two banks „ City National and First Republic „ asking they preserve documents connected to the transaction.Avenatti also enclosed an email showing Cohen had used his Trump Organization email address in correspondence with a representative from First Republic. In the email, the representative said funds had been deposited in Cohens account.Federal agents searched Cohens office at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, where he had been working as part of a strategic part-nershipŽ with the law firm Squire Patton Boggs. On Monday, the firm said in a statement that its rela-tionship with Cohen had reached its conclusion, mutually and in accor-dance with the terms of the agreement.Ž We have been in contact with Federal authorities regarding their execution of a warrant relating to Mr. Cohen,Ž the firm said. These activities do not relate to the firm and we are in full cooperation.ŽTrump furious after FBI seizes documents from his lawyerPresident Donald Trumps personal attorney Michael Cohen appears in front of members of the media after a closed door meeting w ith the Senate Intelligence Committee on Sept. 19, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal agents carrying court-authorized sea rch warrants have seized documents from Cohen according to a statement from Cohens attorney, Stephen Ryan. He says that the search warrants were executed by the of“ ce of the U.S. Attorney for Southern District of New York but they are in partŽ related to special counsel Robert Muellers investigation. [AP PHOTO/ANDREW HARNIK] CHICAGODuckworth has baby; 1st US senator to give birth in of“ ceSen. Tammy Duckworth has given birth to a baby girl, making her the first U.S. sena-tor to give birth while in office.The Illinois Democrat announced she delivered her second daughter, Maile Pearl Bowlsbey, on Monday. Her office says Duckworth is recovering well and asked for privacy. Duckworth, a 50-year-old veteran who lost her legs in the Iraq War, is one of only 10 lawmakers who have given birth while in Congress. Her first daughter, Abigail, was born in 2014.HOUSTONStates pledge 1,600 troops for Trumps border “ ghtArizona, New Mexico, and Texas pledged on Monday to send about 1,600 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border, responding to President Donald Trumps plan to use the military to help fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he would add about 300 troops a week to the 250 members of the National Guard whose deployment was announced Friday until the total number reaches at least 1,000 troops. Arizona officials announced they were sending 225 Guard members Monday and another 113 on Tuesday.New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinezs office said 250 Guard members from the state will serve on the border.WASHINGTONPorn stars attorney to offer reward for informationThe attorney for a porn actress who says she had an affair with President Donald Trump plans to release a com-posite sketch Tuesday of the person he says threatened Stormy Daniels to stay quiet „ and says there will be a reward for help with identification.Michael Avenatti said Monday that a sizeable mon-etary rewardŽ will be offered to anyone providing informa-tion identifying the person that Daniels says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011.Avenatti said common sense dictatesŽ that this person could only have been someone associated with Trump or the Trump Organization. He said the money would likely come from a crowd-sourced legal fund. The Associated Press IN BRIEF

PAGE 3 | Tuesday, April 10, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Staff ReportLEESBURG „ Two Orlando teenagers were arrested early Sunday morning after carjacking an elderly couple at gunpoint and crashing the vehicle in Lady Lake, authori-ties say.According to Leesburg Police Department Lt. Joe Iozzi, offi-cers responded to the Quality Inn on U.S. 441 around 2:05 a.m. to reports of an elderly couple who had been carjacked at gunpoint. The suspect, later identified asDenziel Javon Rice Jr., 16, reportedly pointed a gun at the womans face, forcing her to surrender the 2008 Toyota Rav4. Rice reportedly got into the car and drove off. A witness said he saw another suspect get into the car as it pulled out of the parking lot. A short time later, Fruitland Park police spotted the vehicle traveling north on U.S. Hwy Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it con-tinued to speed off and a chase ensued. The car eventually crashed, flipping five times, and came to a stop around Sullen Road and Griffin View Drive in Lady Lake.Davar Ahmad Clark, 15, and Rice were taken into custody. Clark later admitted to police that he took control of the vehicle after it was stolen from the Quality Inn.Detectives found a stolen gun from Osceola County in the carjacked vehicle, along with evidence from an earlier burglary at Phone World in Leesburg. While investigating the carjacking at Quality Inn, police found a stolen vehicle from Orlando nearby with the cash register from Phone World inside.Clark and Rice were charged with multiple felonies, includ-ing commercial burglary, armed carjacking, possession of a stolen firearm, aggra-vated assault on a LEO/motor vehicle, aggravated fleeing and eluding and other traffic-related charges.Detectives are questioning the teens to see if they were involved in the Saturday afternoon robbery at Kentucky Fried Chicken on N. 14th Street in Leesburg.Teens charged in crime spreeBy Jim TurnerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ More than $100 million will likely be spent during the next seven months as two of Floridas top elected officials go head-to-head in the mid-term contest for a spot in the U.S. Senate.The long-anticipated con-test in which Gov. Rick Scott will try to unseat U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson became official on Monday.Key issues that could shape the contest include the mass shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando and at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and hurricanes Irma and Maria.But a third man not in the ring, President Donald Trump, is expected to play a pivotal role throughout the campaign.Alex Patton, a Republican political consultant from Gainesville, simply called the contest a proxy battleŽ about Trump. No issue will take as much importance other than, Will you support Trump?Ž Patton said. Hell, Im not sure its even about supporting Trumps agenda „ its about do you support him.ŽScott formally entered the race Monday with an announcement in Orlando, and the contest is considered one of the keys to control of the U.S. Senate.Neither Nelson nor Scott would be described as overly charismatic.Scott, 65, is in his eighth year as the states top execu-tive. Nelson, 75, the only statewide elected Democrat, is completing his third term in the Senate.Susan MacManus, a political-science professor at the University of South Florida, said the race will be highly nationalized.ŽBy Election Day, Floridians will be thinking Trump and (House Minority Leader) Nancy Pelosi are on the ballot along with (Senate Majority Leader) Mitch McConnell and (House Speaker) Paul Ryan,Ž MacManus said. Florida Democrats have warned the party not to focus too much on Trump. But for other Democrats, all they need is to see the strong connections between Scott and Trump.ŽThe Nelson-Scott contest will be a marquee event in Florida on a ballot that also will feature a governors race, contests for the three statewide Cabinet positions and potentially more than a dozen proposed constitu-tional amendments.Scotts history suggests he will attack Nelson aggressively as a liberal and ineffective,Ž said Aubrey Trump expected to loom over Scott-Nelson battleOrlando teenagers arrested for multiple crimes in Lake County By Jim TurnerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Jere-ima JeriŽ Bustamante, a spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Scott who was going to work on his U.S. Senate campaign, died Sunday when a boat in which she was riding crashed into mangrove trees in the Florida Keys.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigat-ing the crash.Scott, who announced he was running for Senate on Monday, and First Lady Ann Scott released a joint statement expressing their grief.Anyone who ever spent time with Jeri knows what a terrific and selfless person she was,Ž the Scotts said in the statement. Her personality filled rooms and hearts. We grieve with her family today.ŽBustamante, 33, served as one of Scotts media handlers in South Florida, relocating from Tallahassee to be with her husband, Republican polit-ical consultant Anthony Bustamante, in Miami.Jackie Schutz Zeckman, Scotts former chief of staff, called Bustamante an amazing woman.ŽGreat colleague and friend,Ž Schutz tweeted. She loved FL and was the hardest worker. She had the biggest heart and made everyone around her happy. Miss you, Jeri.ŽBustamante was one of four people on an 18-foot Maverick center console vessel that was cruising along the bay side of the Whale Harbor Channel when it hit mangrove trees at 6:16 p.m. Sunday.She was taken by Good Samaritans in another vessel to Whale Harbor Marina where she was treated by Islamorada Fire Rescue, but she unfortunately did not survive,Ž Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Rob Klepper said in a statement.Anthony Bustamante, a passenger on the boat along with Geydis Briel and Eddy Briel, the operator, were treated for non-life threatening injuries. The Briels are also from Miami.Scott spokeswoman, 33, dies in boating accidentStaff ReportHOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS „ Motorists who use the Little Lake Harris bridge should expect delays for the next couple of weeks.Officials said beginning Tuesday, State Road 19 will be down to one lane over the bridge. Flaggers will be on both ends of the bridge from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for temporary widening on the south side of the existing bridge and to receive materials for the new bridge, according to a Florida Department of Transportation release.The Lake County Sher-iffs Office issued a warning to drivers on its Facebook page, This will cause delays in your commute.ŽThe construction is part of a $22 million project to build a 3,300-foot bridge right next to the current one. The new bridge will feature 12-foot-wide travel lanes with 10-foot-wide shoulders on each side, an eight-foot-wide sidewalk for pedestrians and a barrier wall separating the sidewalk from the travel lanes.After the new bridge is opened in early 2020, the old bridge will be demolished.Travel woesCars drive on State Road 19 over the existing Little Lake Harris Bridge, which connects Tavares to Howey-in-the-Hills, on Jan. 9. Construction on the new bridge began in the summer of 2017 and is expected to last about two and a half years. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER PHOTOS/DAILY COMMERCIAL] Motorists should expect delays on SR 19 due to bridge constructionThe new bridge will have 12-foot t ravel lanes in each direction, 10-foot wide shoulders on each side, an 8-foot sidewalk and a barrier wall separating the sidewalk from the travel lane and shoulders. BEST BETS FOR TODAYLAKE COUNTY FAIR: The fair continues today and the gates open at 9 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Steer Awards 6:30 p.m. Poultry Layer Pen Sale/ Fire“ ghter Show 7 p.m. Sea Lion Splash/Steer Sale 8 p.m. Fire“ ghter Show 8:30 p.m. Sea Lion Splash 9 p.m. Comedy Hypnotist Show CITY COUNCIL MEETING: At 6:30 p.m. at Council Chambers, 685 W. Montrose St. in Clermont. With review of concepts for possible boat ramp location. Go to clermont” .org. COPS GOT GAME: At 3 p.m. at Tavares Public Library, 314 N. New Hampshire Ave. Kids of all ages and Tavares Police Of“ cers come together to play games, build and enjoy food. Free. Call Valerie Madden at 352-742-6204. FARMERS MARKET: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Log Cabin Park, 106 S. U.S. Highway 44 7 in Lady Lake. Fresh produce, baked goods and crafts. Call 352-537-4197 or email TODDLER EXPLORERS: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m every Tuesday at Lady Lake Public Library, 225 W. Guava St. With play dough, magnets and blocks. Call 352753-2957 for information.NEWS BRIEFSLEESBURGTaste of Lake being moved to Leesburg Community BuildingTaste of Lake & Business Expo 2018 will be held in the Leesburg Community Center Tuesday because of the threat of bad weather.Organizers had originally planned to hold the event on the downtown square in Leesburg but decided to move it to the Community Center on Dixie Avenue because the fore-cast calls for rain.Taste of Lake & Business Expo, from 5:30-9 p.m., will feature a number of area restaurants offering samples of their cuisine, and there will be live music as well.Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. BUSHNELLCops: Inmates charges upgraded to murder after victims deathThe Sumter County Sheriffs Office has arrested a man on second-degree murder in the slaying of a man on April 4.Authorities issued a warrant for Jacob Daniel McCormic on April 5 on charges of aggra-vated battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. On April 7, investigators learned that James Phillip BoŽ Bovenzi died of his inju-ries from blunt force trauma. The charges were updated on Sunday.McCormic is being held at the Sumter County Jail. ORLANDO11 hurt when Florida Mall thieves use “ recrackers as distractionPolice say 11 people were injured fleeing when jewelry store thieves set off firecrack-ers in a Florida mall to simulate gunshots.The Orange County Sheriffs Office says deputies arrived quickly at the Florida Mall near Orlando on Sunday evening after gunfire was reported. They quickly determined no shots were fired, but were instead firecrackers used as a distraction in a jewelry store theft.Five of the injured were taken to the hospital. Further details were not immediately available.A similar theft happened on New Years Eve at the Sawgrass Mills mall in South Florida. In that case, a thief was trying on an expensive watch when an accomplice outside the store set off firecrackers. When the store clerk ran into a back room, the thieves fled with the watch.McCormic See LOOM, A4 See ACCIDENT, A4


A4 Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | Funeral ServicesRose Alice (Pennington) Edelman, PennyŽ, 88 of Ocala, Florida passed away while comforted by Hospice on April 4, 2018. She was born September 15, 1929 in Martinsville, IN to Jim and Susie (McDaniel) Pennington. Penny was married to Melvin Edelman, MelŽ, on Jan 24, 1952 in Dayton, Ohio where they resided for 33 years. Penny initially worked as a bookkeeper at Dayton Dye Casting but later took on part time jobs while working as a full-time mother and homemaker taking care of her and Mels home and 2 children. Penny was very active in the community and volunteered with various organizations her entire life, including the Oak Creek United Church of Christ where she held various positions. She also was involved with the PTA, Sorority Club, and Garden Club where she was president for 2 years working on projects to beautify the city. After Mels retirement in 1985, Penny and Mel moved to Florida where Penny continued to volunteer in the community. She ran thrift shops in Ocala and Leesburg for charity, worked at election polling locations, helped others in their retirement community. Penny was very proud of her grandchildren and stayed active in their lives. She never missed an important milestone or an opportunity to show how much she loved and enjoyed them. Penny was always at the center of family and social circles because she loved the people in her life and she was fun to be around. In a crowd you could always “nd Penny by her distinctive laughter. Even into her mid 80s Penny knew how to enjoy life. On the last cruise she went on with her family, it seemed like the entire ship knew her by the end of the trip, chanting as she energetically participated in contests, Rose, Rose, RoseŽ. Her family and friends were blessed to have had her in their lives. Rose Alice was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years who recently passed away in January, 2018, and brother Eugene Pennington. Survivors include her son Gary and wife Amy Edelman of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; daughter Lynn and husband Steve Chojnacki of Ocala; grandchildren: Lee and husband Eric Pepple of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Kelly Edelman of Ft Wayne, Indiana; Nicole Chojnacki of Ocala, Chad (retired Army Medic) and wife TeriLynn Chojnacki of Honolulu Hawaii, SPC Bryan Chojnacki (Army Infantry) of Georgia; her only great grandchild, Adam Pepple; as well as her sister Lois and husband Jack Vangets of Anderson, Indiana, and brother James Pennington Jr, of Saint Petersburg. Memorial service will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, FL. Following the service she will be interred with her husband in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.Rose Alice (Pennington) Edelman The initial boating inci-dent form provided by the commission didnt sug-gest what caused the boat to strike the mangroves.Jeri Bustamante previously worked with the Miami-Dade County Property Appraisers Office when Lt. Governor Carlos LopezCantera served as property appraiser. She worked on Scotts 2014 re-election campaign, where she handled His-panic media outreach.Lopez-Cantera said in a statement that Bustamante was a joy to work with and cared tremendously about her family, her career and the Floridians she served.ŽI met Jeri when working as MiamiDade County property appraiser and witnessed her passion for media relations firsthand,Ž Lopez-Cantera said in his statement. My family and I are grieving with Jeris family and those closest to her.ŽWhile attending Florida International University, where she received her undergraduate degree and a masters degree in public administration, Bustamante worked as an associate producer at WSVN in Miami. ACCIDENTFrom Page A3Jewett, a political-science professor at the Univer-sity of Central Florida.Scott will also empha-size his role in restoring the Florida economy in terms of jobs and growth and probably seek to portray himself as successfully dealing with the Parkland shooting and the nursing home deaths in South Florida,Ž Jewett said, referring to deaths after Hurricane Irma. Nelson will attack Scott for his ties to President Trump over and over again and also on nursing home deaths after the hurricane and for not doing enough in the aftermath of the Parkland gun deaths. Nelson will point to his moderate-to-progressive record on a variety of issues that are frequently more in step with Florida public opinion.ŽHistoric trends show the party that lost the White House in the previous election having a strong mid-term surge. Democrats playing up a blue waveŽ in November will have to retain Nelsons seat to have any hope of reclaiming a majority in the Senate.The Democratic group American Bridge 21st Century anticipates Scott will revert to digging into his own bank account to offset any backlash against the White House.Scott spent at least $73 million of his own money to win his first campaign and another $13 million four years later. His closely aligned state political committee Lets Get to Work burned through $5.8 million after the 2016 contest to mostly promote his agenda.Nelsons re-election committee has just over $8 million on hand and minutes before Scotts announcement on Monday sent out an email saying, The only way were going to defeat Rick Scott and protect Floridas Senate seat is if everyone „ and I mean everyone „ gives $5 or more right now.ŽPatton said even with oodles and oodlesŽ of money flowing into a Senate contest, which is considered a toss-up by most political prognosti-cators, the Nelson-Scott match will pale in com-parisonŽ to feelings about Trump.Trump will drown everything else out,Ž Patton said.Calling the Trump-factor huge,Ž Jewett said Democrats appear unified in their dislike of Trump.Scott must walk a fine line when it comes to President Trump,Ž Jewett said. Scott must not alienate the Trump voters „ without them he has little chance of victory „ but on the other hand probably will not appear personally with Trump and (will) seek to make the election about the incum-bent Nelson rather than a referendum on Trump, which will be difficult to do.ŽThe governor was an early endorser of Trump and chairs the New Republican PAC, which has raised money for the president. Scott has also embraced their friendship on issues such as securing funding to speed work to repair the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee and getting the Trump administration to issue a statement that Florida would be removed from offshore drilling plans.Trump during public events repeatedly encouraged Scott to run for the Senate.However, the gover-nor has on occasion tried to put some distance between himself and Trump, such as when the president used a vulgar slur to disparage Haiti and African nations or when Scott urged Congress to extend the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program for children who are undocumented immigrants.None of that means the opposing parties wont zero in on the rival candidates.Democrats have already focused on low and stagnant wages to counter Scotts job-growth narrative. Playing up companies that have handed out bonuses or pay increases, Republicans have gone after Nelson for voting against a federal tax overhaul approved by Congress last year. Nelson criticized the tax bill as being unfair in favor of corporations.The National Republican Senatorial Committee has long focused on Nelson, including portraying him as working for Washing-ton liberals.ŽThe Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee last week set up a website called Self-serving ScottŽ that seeks to delegitimize Scotts improved poll numbers.Nelson and Scott share one part of their political pasts: They both beat Republican Bill McCollum, a former congressman and state attorney general.Nelson, a Florida native, defeated McCol-lum in 2000 to move into the U.S. Senate and later defeated former U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris and former U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV in his 2006 and 2012 re-election bids.Nelson has lost only one contest since first appear-ing on a ballot in 1972 when he ran for the state House. He fell to former Gov. Lawton Chiles in the 1990 Democratic guber-natorial primary.Scott, a former health care executive who settled in Naples, upset McCollum, the party establishment pick, in the GOP gubernatorial primary in 2010. Amid Republican waves, he defeated then-state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink in the 2010 general election and former Gov. Charlie Crist in the 2014 election.In recent months, Dem-ocrats, able to focus on special-election contests since Trumps 2016 victory, have won a number of races nationally in areas carried by Trump. That includes a state House district in Sarasota County that was won by Democrat Margaret Good. LOOMFrom Page A3 By Josh Lederman and Catherine LuceyThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The U.S. military is bracing for a possible strike in Syria. Preparations for a high-risk North Korea summit are barreling forward. The White House staff is on edge, unsure who will be fired next, and when. And the national security team is holding its breath to see whether their new leader will be a shock to the system.Enter John Bolton, the pugnacious former U.N. ambassador who took over Monday as President Donald Trumps national security adviser „ the third person to hold the job in barely 14 months. Trumps selection of Bolton last month set off a guess-ing game in Washington as to just how much of an imprint his takeno-prisoners approach to foreign policy will have on Trumps team, already beleaguered and exhausted after a tumul-tuous first year.If Bolton had any first-day jitters, he had little time to indulge them. A daunting to-do list has awaited him, punctuated over the weekend by a suspected chemical weapons attack by Syr-ias government that led Trump to start exploring potential military retaliation.Although Bolton didnt formally start until Monday, he was spotted entering the White House over the weekend, carrying an umbrella as he strolled down the drive-way toward the West Wing on a rainy Saturday.And on Monday, he appeared at his first Cabinet meeting, where Trump talked up his forthcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, chided China for taking advantage of the United States and condemned the atrociousŽ chemical attack in Syria. Bolton didnt speak, but was seated prominently behind Trump as report-ers were briefly allowed into the meeting.I think hes going to be a fantastic representa-tive of our team,Ž Trump said later in the day. He pointed out the fact that Bolton was starting in the midst of an urgent situ-ation with Syria, adding: Interesting day.ŽInevitably, Boltons past statements in public jobs and as a Fox News commentator follow him into the job. At the White House press briefing Monday, spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about a comment Bolton made in 2013 on Fox and FriendsŽ „ he said he would have opposed an authorization to use force in Syria.The point of view that matters most here at the White House, as you well know, is the presi-dents,Ž Sanders replied.Apprehension outside the White House about Boltons influence has been matched by handwringing in the West Wing about whose for-tunes will rise and fall as the new national security adviser takes charge.In Trumps realityshow-infused White House, its become a truism that when a powerful aide departs „ like the chief of staff, national security adviser or a Cabinet secretary „ others who were con-sidered aligned with that aide are often the next to go. There have been many such shake-ups, even in just the past few weeks. And Bolton, in his former jobs at the U.N. and at the State Department, developed a reputation as someone who doesnt suffer fools quietly.Even before Bolton started, rumors were circulating about poten-tial exits on the national security team. The night before Bolton started, the White House said National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton would be departing, a high-profile public face of national security team. The White House said Trump thanked Anton for his service, but his departure marked another moment of upheaval in an administration marked by months of in-fighting and high-level departures.Although its unclear whether Bolton will clean house,Ž two U.S officials and two outside advisers to the administration said that the White House has been considering a significant staff shake-up in the part of the NSC that handles the Middle East. That comes as Trump prepares for a key decision next month on whether to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, the 2015 accord that Bolton has long derided.In the weeks since being named to the post, Bolton has quietly sought to calm concerns that he would push a more militaristic, hawkish approach on the president, considering his previously expressed support for pre-emptive military action against North Korea and regime change in Iran.Although he stayed out of the public eye, show-ing deference to outgoing national security adviser H.R. McMaster, Bolton privately told some foreign embassies and influential foreign policy experts that he planned to approach the job more like a traffic cop, guiding a decision-making process in which the president can hear competing views, said individuals familiar with those conversations who werent authorized to discuss them and requested anonymity.Frank Gaffney, a long-time Bolton associate and former Reagan administration official who runs the far-right think tank Center for Security Policy, said Bolton views his role as to help the president get his program implemented.Ž Bolton has been prepar-ing his whole life to be in this job,Ž Gaffney said.Yet in his 2007 book Surrender is Not an Option,Ž Bolton reflected on his decision to take a job at the U.S. Agency for International Devel-opment after President Ronald Reagan was inau-gurated rather than work at the White House, out of concern his own voice would not be heard.Being on the White House staff was fun,Ž Bolton wrote. But I wanted line responsibility „ to manage something and to change it, not simply to be staff, even at the White House.ŽBoltons start comes after the tortured exit for McMaster, Trumps second national secu-rity adviser, a three-star general who never devel-oped a strong personal bond with the president. While the White House said McMasters exit had been under discussion for some time and stressed it was not due to any one incident, it came after months of speculation about his future in the administration.Bolton takes the helm on national securityNational security adviser John Bolton listens Monday as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House. [EVAN VUCCI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 5 | Tuesday, April 10, 2018 A5threshold of what is acceptable, even during the Cold War.ŽTrump said there was little question that Syria was responsible for the apparent weekend attack, although the government of President Bashar Assad denied it. To me theres not much of a doubt, but the generals will figure it out,Ž Trump said.He promised a decision on a possible military response within 24 to 48 hours, prob-ably by the end of today.ŽEmphatic in his condemnation of the apparent gas attack, Trump noted graphic pictures of the dead and sickened, calling the assault heinous,Ž atrocious,Ž horribleŽ and barbaric.ŽFielding questions at the White House, Trump press secretary Sarah Sanders said it would be outrageousŽ to say that Trumps recent announcement that he intends to remove all U.S. forces from Syria in the coming months had emboldened Assad. I think that it is outrageous to say that the president of the United States green-lit something as atrocious as the actions that have taken place over the last several days,Ž she said.Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, in separate remarks at the Pentagon, also suggested Moscow bore some blame. He criticized Russia for what he suggested was its failure to ensure the elimination of Syrias chemical weapons arsenal under terms of a 2013 agreement.Trump was to meet late in the day with senior national security aides, and no action was off the table,Ž the pres-ident said. Monday was the first day on the job for his new national security adviser, John Bolton, who has previously advocated military action against Syria.Trump said, If its Russia, if its Syria, if its Iran, if its all of them together, well figure it out.ŽThe United States, mean-while, urged the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution that would condemn the continuing use of chemical weapons in Syria in the strongest termsŽ and estab-lish a new body to determine responsibility for chemical attacks. The draft resolution, obtained by The Associated Press, was circulated ahead of an emergency Security Coun-cil meeting.An American official said the U.S. was discussing with allies whether they would participate in a retaliatory strike. If Trump decides to proceed quickly, the most likely partner would be France rather than Britain, because of concerns about obtaining permission from Parliament, said the official, who wasnt authorized to dis-cuss the planning publicly and requested anonymity.Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan spoke by phone Monday with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Sullivan and Johnson agreed that based on reports in the media and from the ground, this attack bore hallmarks of previous chemical weapons attacks by the Assad regime,Ž the British foreign office said.The White House delibera-tions came as Russia and the Syrian military blamed Israel for a pre-dawn missile attack on a major air base in central Syria, saying Israeli fighter jets launched missiles from Lebanons air space. A group that monitors Syrias civil war said the airstrikes killed 14 people, including Iranians active in Syria. SYRIAFrom Page A1breaks in the interview Defen-dant confessed to killing Mrs. Montgomery when she threat-ened to call the police after discovering Ms. Naffziger stealing items from her room,Ž according to court records. Naffziger said she wasnt in the house when Montgomery was killed, but she and Mari-otti admitted dumping her body in the Ocala National Forest.Mariottis statement that he killed Montgomery would ordinarily be a key piece of evidence, but Circuit Judge Don Briggs ruled that it cannot come in because it was the result of improper tactics and must be excluded.Ž Dunagan misrepresented the possible penalties, the judge ruled.Mariotti told Dunagan he had been doing some work in Montgomerys house and brought Naffziger to help. He said he left the two women alone in the home for about an hour to go to the store. When he returned, Montgomery was dead on the couch.Tracie must have committed the murder,Ž he told Dunagan.A parade of jailhouse wit-nesses, meanwhile, provided wildly different stories.He [Mariotti] said he did it, but they cant prove it. No body, no crime,Ž said Jason Taylor.Taylor said Mariotti also talked about putting the blame on Naffziger.Its not unusual for prisoners to snitchŽ on fellow inmates in hopes of getting a lighter sentence. However, Assistant State Attorney Chris Small pointed out that Taylor got no time cut off his sentence for dealing in stolen property because he had already been convicted. Taylor has been convicted of 32 felonies.Under cross-examination, Taylor, 35, conceded he had turned states evidence against eight prisoners.Is there something about you that appeals to other people that they cant help pouring out their souls and most intimate details that make them criminally liable?Ž Assistant Public Defender Jamie Kane asked.Brittany Burton, who has about 30 felonies in her past, said it was a tearful Naffziger who told her in the jail: I did something. The person they have in here didnt do it. I killed this lady, my boyfriend put his hands on mine.ŽBurton said she thought the boyfriends name was Tommy.ŽNaffziger allegedly told her that she saw Montgomerys eyes bulging and her tongue sticking out as she and her boyfriend strangled her. Added to the mix was testi-mony from a prisoner named Gregory Robinson. Robinson said Mariotti gave him words to copy in a letter to the State Attorneys Office. Robinson claimed in the letter that a man named Eric told me how [he] got away with murder.ŽThe letter says Mariotti was working in the house when Eric was caught by the old ladyŽ stealing things from her house. It states that Mariotti tried to calm her down but Eric punched her an [sic] choked her until she wasnt breathing. That he was high on meth an [sic] freaked out.ŽThe letter stated that Eric convinced him that he would be blamed since his finger-prints were all over the house, so Mariotti got rid of the body.ŽThe letter said Mariotti took the blame because Eric once saved his life, and that he loved Erics sister.The defense cast doubt on a contractor who charged Montgomery $5,000 to build a small bookcase and about $26,000 to remodel the kitchen. The contractor installed used flooring and appliances.Erica Robinson, who used to work for the company, All About Water and Solar, called police to report exploitation of the elderly but Montgomery refused to press charges.Robinson said the contrac-tors took her car and that she spotted items belonging to Montgomery in the business office. She said she was told not to say anything, or she would disappear.ŽAnother former contractor employee testified he thought Naffziger had done some work in the house before Montgom-ery was killed. Naffziger said the first time she was in the house was on June 18. She said she saw someone she thought was sleeping on the couch. It wasnt until about four days later that Mariotti told her Montgomery was dead and threatened to kill her if she didnt help him dispose of the body.Today, a defense expert entomologist will give his estimate of time of death. The states expert said she prob-ably died on June 16, based on the temperature in the house and the number of insects found on the couch.The defense will try to show that it happened earlier „ when Mariotti was in jail. That testimony will be followed by closing arguments, then the case goes to the jury. If found guilty, the jury will hear evi-dence in the penalty phase of the trial. The state is seeking death. MARIOTTIFrom Page A1David Mariotti, left, and defense attorney Jamie Kane go over paperwork during jury selection at the Lake County Courthouse in Tavares on April 3. On Monday, jurors heard even more con” icting testimony in Mariottis “ rst-degree murder case, including from prisoners who shared space with Mariotti and Naffziger. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT]


A6 Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comget Washington to work.ŽScott is taking on incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in a year that is expected to favor Democrats. Some politi-cal pundits already are predicting a blue wave of Democratic victories. But the governor noted that many people gave him little chance of suc-ceeding when he first ran for office.Eight years ago today I announced I was going to run for governor,Ž Scott said. What did the naysayers, the critics, immediately say? A business guy with no background in govern-ment has no chance to run this state.ŽScott shocked the GOP establishment and many political observers by winning the governorship in 2010 and going on to win reelection in 2014. His evolution while in office also surprised some.Campaigning as a Tea Party hardliner in 2010, Scott talked about slash-ing state spending and implementing tough new laws to crack down on immigration. His first budget proposed a big reduction in K-12 education spending, and he immediately worked to repeal environmental protection measures, gutting the states growth management regulations.The approach made Scott one of the most unpopular governors in the nation, but that has changed in recent years as Scott has moderated his tone and his policy proposals „ he backed Medicaid at one point for expansion and has pushed for more environ-mental spending „ while making outreach efforts to a broader spectrum of voters, particularly Hispanics.Nelson said that Scotts transformation is solely about trying to win elections.Ive always run every race like theres no tomor-row „ regardless of my opponent,Ž Nelson said in a statement. While its clear that Rick Scott will say or do anything to get elected, Ive always believed that if you just do the right thing, the politics will take care of itself.Ž Hispanic outreachPuerto Rico Lt. Gov. Luis Rivera-Martin called Scott a good friend of Puerto Rico, a good friend of all Hispanics.Ž Scott spoke in Spanish during the event and talked up his efforts to support Puerto Rico after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria last year.Were going to con-tinue to be the best friend in the world for Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and in the United States,Ž Scott said.The large influx of Puerto Ricans to Florida after the hurricane makes them a potentially pivotal voting group this year.Puerto Rican native Raymond Hernandez, a 51-year-old Orlando pastor, attended Scotts rally. He held up three fingers to denote the number of times Scott visited Puerto Rico after the hurricane.Rick Scott supports Puerto Rico because he cares,Ž Hernandez said.Scott was ubiquitous on television during the busy hurricane season, often donning his yellow and blue NavyŽ hat as he warned Floridians to take the storms seriously and guided recovery efforts. He wore the hat Monday, a reminder of his leadership during that time period.Scotts response to the hurricanes has drawn some criticism, particularly in regard to the deaths at a Broward County nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma, but also considerable praise. It has helped boost his image.Polling conducted by Morning Consult „ which ranks governors by their popularity „ found that just 44 percent of voters approved of Scotts job performance in late 2015, making him the eighth least-popular governor in America.But Scott ended 2017 with a 58 percent approval rating in Morning Con-sults polling, putting him in a tie for the eleventh most popular governor in America. Economic focusMuch of Scotts image, along with his chances for winning the Senate, revolves around his eco-nomic record, though.Over the last few years the governor has relentlessly traveled the state to promote businesses that are adding jobs. He has tried to take credit for the states strong rebound from the Great Recession, pointing to his efforts to cut taxes and regulations while offering businesses incentives to expand in Florida and relocate to the state.Scott bluntly said that he is running on a jobs platform.ŽCritics say the state would be adding jobs regardless of Scotts pol-icies, and they deride his economic record as one of low-wage job growth.Retired Winter Garden teacher Vivian Lyte-Johnson, 71, stood outside Scotts campaign kickoff event with a sign slamming Scott as a do nothingŽ Republican. She said Scott has done little to diversify the states economy and attract high-wage employment.Jobs where most of the people who are working have to work three jobs? Thats not what I call jobs,Ž said Lyte-Johnson, the president of the Dem-ocratic Womens Club of West Orange County.Vouching for Scotts economic policies was Isaac Lidsky, the head of ODC Construction.Scott held his kick-off in a back storage area behind ODCs offices. An American flag and a Florida flag were draped amid boxes, a forklift and various tools of the trade.Speaking to about 100 people, many of them holding Rick Scott for SenateŽ signs, Lidsky said he took over the struggling construction business in 2011 and now the company is between 15 and 20 times larger, highly profitable and best of all weve been able to employ literally hundreds of folks over the years.ŽWe had a lot of help from our state and from our governor.Ž Lidsky said. At every turn Governor Scott has been committed to common sense regulations, to business growth to really supporting us.ŽThe match-up between Scott and Nelson is one of the marquee Senate races in the country and one that could determine who controls the chamber in November. Both are sea-soned campaigners who should have strong sup-port from their parties.Political experts are expecting a tight race.A Quinnipiac University poll from Feb. 27 had Nelson up by four percentage points. But Scott scored his highest approval rating since the polling firm began track-ing him, with 49 percent of voters registering a favorable opinion of him compared to 40 percent unfavorable. SCOTTFrom Page A1Cosby, 80, is charged with drugging and molesting Constand, a former employee of Temple Universitys basketball program, at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Constand says he gave her pills that made her woozy, then penetrated her with his fingers as she lay incapacitated, unable to tell him to stop.Shes unconscious. Shes out of it,Ž Steele said. She will describe how her body felt during this circumstance. Shes jolted during this. She feels herself being vio-lated. ... And shell tell you she remembers waking up on this sofa with her clothes disheveled at 4 oclock in the morning. This is hours after this starts.ŽThe defense will deliver its opening statement on Tuesday in a trial expected to last a month.Cosbys first trial last spring ended with the jury hopelessly deadlocked. The comedian faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault, each punishable by up to 10 years in prison.Ahead of opening state-ments, a topless protester who appeared on several episodes of The Cosby ShowŽ as a child jumped a barricade and got within a few feet of Cosby as the comedian entered the courthouse.The woman, whose body was scrawled with the names of more than 50 Cosby accusers as well as the words Womens Lives Matter,Ž ran in front of Cosby and toward a bank of TV cameras but was intercepted by sheriffs deputies and led away in handcuffs. Cosby seemed startled by the commotion as a half-dozen protesters chanted at him.The protester, Nicolle Rochelle 39, of Little Falls, New Jersey, was charged with disorderly conduct and released.The main goal was to make Cosby uncomfort-able because that is exactly what he has been doing for decades to women,Ž she said afterward.Rochelle, an actress, said she didnt have any bad experiences with Cosby when she was on the show, nor did she intend to physically hurt him. She is a member of the European feminist group Femen which is known for staging topless protests around the world.Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt praised deputies for their quick action but urged court officials to increase security. COSBYFrom Page A1

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YouTube does so with a lot of data collection. Its business model relies on tracking IP addresses, search history, device identifi-ers, location and other personal data about its users so that it can gauge their interests and tailor advertising to them. But a 1998 federal law prohib-its internet companies from knowingly collecting personal data from kids under 13 without their parents consent.The coalition accuses YouTube of violating that law and deliberately profiting off luring children into what Ches-ter calls an ad-filled digital playgroundŽ where commercials for toys, theme parks or sneakers can surface alongside kid-oriented videos.YouTube said in an emailed statement that it will read the complaint thoroughly and eval-uate if there are things we can do to improve. Because You-Tube is not for children, weve invested significantly in the creation of the YouTube Kids app to offer an alternative spe-cifically designed for children.ŽThat toddler-oriented You-Tube Kids app, launched in 2015, offers more parental controls but is not as widely used „ and features a selection of the same videos and channels that kids can also find on the regular YouTube service.Although its not known if the FTC will take action, the complaint comes at a time of increased public scrutiny over the tech industrys mining of personal data and after the FTC opened an investigation last month into Facebooks privacy practices.For that reason, the FTC may be more reinvigorated and ready to take these issues seriously,Ž said Josh Golin, director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which drafted the complaint along with the Center for Digital Democracy and a Georgetown University law clinic. Several other groups have signed on, including Common Sense Media, which runs a popular website for families, and the advocacy division of Consumer Reports.Suggested viewingChild advocates ask Federal Trade Commission to investigate YouTube This March 20 photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. [PATRICK SEMANSKY/ ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]


ASTHMACOMMON TRIGGERS TO AVOIDAn asthma attack can occur when you are exposed to things in the environment, such as house dust mites and tobacco smoke, which are known as asthma triggers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that some of the most important triggers are: € Environmental tobacco smoke (Secondhand smoke) € Dust mites € Outdoor air pollution € Cockroach allergen € Pets € Mold € Wood smoke WOMENS HEALTHQUICK FIXESWomen: Got ve minutes? Try these tips to improve or maintain good health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. € Schedule a medical check-up. € Protect your skin from the sun. € Get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). € Take folic acid before and during pregnancy. ACUPUNCTURECAFFEINE MAY AFFECT TREATMENTThe next time you have an acupuncture appointment, consider skipping that cup of co ee. Studies suggest that even trace amounts of ca eine in your system could disrupt the painrelieving e ects of acupuncture, says the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. „ Brandpoint A8 Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | HEALTHTODAYS WORKOUTPlank move is bene cial for your whole body By Marlo Alleva More Content NowRemember when planking anywhere and everywhere was all the rage? The novelty for all the social media pictures may have worn off, but planking is still very much in style, and so beneficial. Performing a plank, or any variation of, is great for the whole body. It is one of those moves that can be done anywhere. All you need is a flat surface. This exercise will tone your chest, shoulders, triceps, abdominals, quads, hamstrings and calves. It doesnt get much better than that. Begin by placing both hands on the floor, just under your shoulders. Straighten the arms and lengthen your body out to hold your weight on your toes. Focus on rolling your shoulders back and down, lifting your chest, and tightening your core by rolling the hips forward. Keep the legs extended, squeezing your glutes and pressing your navel upward. Once you get your body in position, simply hold the plank for as long as you can. This move has variations to suit varied physical abilities as well. You can drop to your knees to give your arms a rest, even lift the rear end higher to give your core a break. This move is great on its own as it targets so many muscle groups, but it can be combined with any other workout. Marlo Alleva, an instructor at Golds Gym and group fitness coordinator at FontaineGills YMCA, in Lakeland, Florida, can be reached at Marlo Alleva demonstrates a plank. This move works your whole body. [PROVIDED BY MARLO ALLEVA] By Emily Bazar Kaiser Health NewsRule No. 1: Stay alive If you or a loved one wants to beat an opioid addiction, first make sure you have a handy supply of naloxone, a medication that can reverse an overdose and save your life. Friends and families need to keep naloxone with them,Ž says Dr. David Kan, an addiction medicine specialist in Walnut Creek who is president of the California Society of Addiction Medicine. People using opioids should keep it with them, too.Ž More than 42,200 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2016, victims of a crisis thats being fueled by the rise of a powerful synthetic opioid called fentanyl, which is 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin. Rock stars Prince and Tom Petty had fentanyl in their systems when they died. People can become addicted to opioids through long-term use, or misuse, of prescription painkillers. In most cases, that leads to heroin use, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. If youre ready to address your own addiction, or that of a loved one, know that you may not succeed „ at first. You probably wont be able to do it without outside help or medications. And youll probably have to take those medications for years „ or the rest of your life. Getting over a drug addiction is a process. There are going to be ups and downs,Ž says Patt Denning, director of clinical services and training at the Center for Harm Reduction Therapy in San Francisco and Oakland. We need to hang with people while theyre struggling. It might take awhile.Ž Thats why Denning and others suggest you start with having naloxone on hand, which can help you stay alive through the process. Naloxone, which can be administered as a nasal spray or injection, is available without a prescription in more than 40 states. Ask your pharmacy if it stocks the drug. Rehab alone doesnt work People addicted to opioids face staggering relapse rates of 80 to 90 percent within 90 days if they try short-term rehab or detox programs that wean them off the drugs without assistance from medications, says Richard Rawson, a UCLA psychiatry professor emeritus. Rawson warns that rehab can also increase the risk of an overdose, because your bodys tolerance to opioids is lower after you withdraw from them. If you leave rehab and take the same dose you used to take, youre not just going to get high, youre going to be dead,Ž he says. Instead of treating opioid addiction like a curable illness, he and other experts liken it to lifelong, chronic conditions such as diabetes that require ongoing management. This isnt going to be one visit. If you have an addictive disorder, this is going to be the rest of your life,Ž says Dr. Stuart Gitlow, an addiction specialist in New York City who is past president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Chronic illnesses often require medication. Rawson and others point to two drugs in particular that may help break your addiction: buprenorphine and methadone. There is some unwarranted stigma attached to these drugs, along with a belief that youre just exchanging one addiction for another,Ž Kan says. While these medications are actually opioids themselves, they control craving and withdrawal „ and help prevent the compulsive and dangerous behavior often associated with addiction. They also reduce your chances of an overdose, Rawson says. And they protect you from other risks that come with opioid addiction, such as exposure to blood-borne infections from sharing needles, including HIV and hepatitis C. Essentially, the medications make you comfortable enough physicallyŽ to confront the issues behind your addiction, from anxiety and depression to post-traumatic stress disorder, Denning says. The federal government agrees. Abundant scientific data show that long-term use of maintenance medications successfully reduces substance use, risk of relapse and overdose, associated criminal behavior, and transmission of infectious disease, as well as helps patients return to a healthy, functional life,Ž according to the Surgeon Generals 2016 report on addiction in America. To obtain methadone, you must visit a clinic governed by state and federal rules. These clinics are not particularly patientfriendly. You have to go every day. You cant travel,Ž Denning says. It takes over your life.Ž Buprenorphine, on the other hand, can be obtained from doctors, including primary care physicians, who have undergone training and received federal approval. To find a doctor who prescribes buprenorphine, go to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website at and click on the Find Help & TreatmentŽ link from the home page. You can search by state and ZIP code. Though you can receive care from your primary care physician, Gitlow recommends that you also consult with an addiction specialist. A er you start the medication ... Once patients start one of the medications, its not clear how long they should stay on „ a question that deserves further research, Rawson says. The longer people stay on treatment, the lower the death rate is and the more theyre able to function,Ž he says. Often patients face pressure from family members, who badger them to get off the medications even though it would be better for them to stay on them, Kan says. We dont say to patients who suffer from diabetes ƒ Have you changed your diet enough so you can get off insulin?Ž he says. Kan and other addiction specialists generally dont encourage medication treatment alone, no matter how long you stay on it. Pairing the medication with therapy or other support, including 12-step programs such as Narcotics Anonymous, can reduce relapse rates further, they say. Staying aliveHow to ght an opioid addiction FLICKRGetting over a drug addiction is a process. There are going to be ups and downs. We need to hang with people while theyre struggling. It might take awhile.Ž Patt Denning, director of clinical services and training at the Center for Harm Reduction Therapy in San Francisco and Oakland

PAGE 9 | Tuesday, April 10, 2018 A9 President Donald Trump wants Americans to believe theres a crisis at our southern border and that hordes of illegal immigrants are preparing to swarm. Its time to deploy troops to protect the border, he says. This is nonsense. The swarm is a group of people gathered more than 870 miles away in southern Mexico. The U.S. Border Patrol is more than adequately equipped to handle the flow of illegal border crossings, which recently reached their lowest level since 1971. Deploying troops, who are trained for combat instead of law enforcement, vastly increases the danger of mishaps and threatens to hinder, not help, the Border Patrols mission. Trump wrongly asserts that a migrant caravanŽ estimated at more than 1,000 is coming to take advantage of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The president should know, since he canceled the program last year, that DACA deportation deferrals only applied to youths who had lived in the United States since 2007 and had been younger than age 16 when they immigrated. DACA has never been an option for new arrivals. Such wild assertions are typical of Trumps scare tactics. He wants Americans to believe illegal drugs are flooding across the border along with hordes of migrants. In fact, an estimated 40 percent of illegal immigrants in the United States arrived legally but overstayed their visas. Most bulk drug shipments arrive undetected in cars and tractor trailers passing through legal border crossings. Illegal border crossings are way down and can easily be handled by the Border Patrol. Lets be honest, the troop-deployment plan is the result of a temper tantrum by the president because Congress last month refused to grant his $25 billion request for border wall funding. There is no border crisis. Trumps reaction to the caravan was not based on CIA intelligence, secret satellite imagery or hours of consultations with U.S. diplomats and military advisers. It was based on inflammatory reporting he saw on Fox News. Trump this week denounced Mexico for what he termed its lax immigration enforcement. When he learned Thursday that the procession was breaking up and would go no farther than Mexico City, he tweeted out words of praise for the strong immigration laws of Mexico.Ž This sort of inconsistent rhetoric is typical of what Karim Sadjadpour, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, terms the Trump Paradox: Everything the president of the United States says must be taken seriously; nothing that Donald Trump says can be taken seriously.Ž American tax dollars go to waste, and the nations credibility suffers, when our president wildly exaggerates the facts. And the dangers of provoking a real crisis dramatically increase when the president bases policy decisions on emotion and television instead of listening to his top intelligence, military and diplomatic advisers. St. Louis Post-DispatchANOTHER OPINIONMilitarizing the border a bad idea ANOTHER OPINION It was left to philosopherŽ Rob Lowe to summarize why the first episodes of the reboot of RoseanneŽ were such a massive ratings success. Lowe tweeted, The secret to Roseannes massive ratings is that it celebrates people with huge political differences who are able to laugh and love together as they passionately disagree.Ž I think Lowe is on to something, but there are a number of reasons why this show is being talked about so much. The New York Times reported that on the morning after the 2016 election, ABC executives gathered and concluded they had to learn about the people and the areas that delivered the election to Donald Trump. They concluded that RoseanneŽ was the show that might still reach working class Americans. The new show reached the heartland with the top markets being Tulsa, Okla.; Cincinnati; and Pittsburgh. The show did well in Chicago but that is attributed the connection to the fact that the fictional town of Lanford, Ill., is the hometown of the fictional Conner family. The Philadelphia market ranked No. 12 in ratings for the show and maybe it reflects a blue collar base. The success of the show and the Roseanne characters support of Trump has triggered liberals across the country. Roxanne Gay, author of Bad Feminist, wrote in the New York Times that she laughed a lot and thought that the reboot was excellent. She then wrote: This fictional family, and the shows very real creator, are further normalizing Trump and his warped political ideologies. There are times when we can consume problematic pop culture, but this is not one of those times. I saw the first two episodes of the Roseanne reboot, but thats all I am going to watch. Its a small line to draw, but its a start.Ž Chrissy Teigen tweeted out that RoseanneŽ was really helping to normalize Trump. I dont know whether the show normalizedŽ Trump, but it did once again help to normalizeŽ some of the people who voted for Trump. The people who Hillary Clinton called deplorablesŽ during the 2016 presidential campaign. It showed true diversity of opinion in the battles over Trump between Roseannes character and her liberal sister, Jackie, played by Laurie Metcalfe. Network television has few shows that feature working class families. I like The Middle,Ž a sweet show that addresses the continued economic challenges of a Midwestern family. However, it does not pack the dramatic punch of Roseanne.Ž The strong ratings of this show have apparently gotten Fox to consider bringing back Tim Allens Last Man Standing.Ž The show was canceled two months after Allen told Jimmy Kimmel that an actor had to be carefulŽ in Hollywood if you were a conservative or Republican. Of course, it will be interesting to see whether the show has staying power. I know that the Trump debates in the first two episodes gave it added juice. I think the Trump base of supporters is as loyal as any I have seen for any politician. The opposition to Trump is the most vitriolic I have ever witnessed. The resistance wants to tear Trump apart. The unfortunate consequence of this hatred is the savagery of attacks mounted against decent men such as Rep. Ryan Costello and Sen. Pat Toomey. Neither man has really been a Trump supporter; Costello didnt even attend Trumps inauguration. Neither man is a rabid public figure in tone or policies. However, Costello has had his office invaded by angry anti-Trump mobs and shouted down at many public events. Because of angry mobs, Toomey has had to move his Philadelphia office to the protection of a federal complex and can do almost no public events in Philadelphia. I realize many local commentators see these actions as necessary to stop Trump, and they even romanticize the people committing them as guardians of democracy. They are not guardians of anything, and the excesses of their actions help Trump in many ways. Its projected that future episodes of RoseanneŽ will deal with illegal immigration and the opioid crisis. These are issues that affect working-class Americans more than most. This show might reach people on these issues more than most news shows. I hope America is watching. Dom Giordano wrote this for the Philadelphia Daily News.ANOTHER OPINIONNew Roseanne show still represents the working classI am a candidate for the Lake County School Board running against the six-year incumbent Bill Mathias. Mr. Mathias has a plan for security at Lake County Schools (see https:// I suggest that H.L. Mencken was correct in saying, "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong." Mr. Mathias should heed his admonition. Mr. Mathias offers clear, simple solutions that I argue are misguided and inappropriate. Here are a few of my observations, and this is in no way an exhaustive list: 1. NBC News reports that Kansas passed a law in 2013 that allowed members of school staff to be armed after the Sandy Hook massacre claimed the lives of 20 elementary school children. But five years later, no Kansas school employee has legally brought a gun onto a public K-12 campus.Ž The reason is that the Kansas school district main insurer, EMC Insurance Companies, sent a letter which in part read, EMC has concluded that concealed handguns on school premises pose a heightened liability risk. Because of this increased risk, we have chosen not to insure schools that allow employees to carry concealed handguns.Ž 2. The National Education Association notes that seven in ten NEA members say arming school personnel would be ineffective at preventing gun violence in schools. Among all members, 82 percent say they would not carry a gun in school. Even among members who own guns, two thirds, 63 percent, say they would not agree to be armed in school. 3. The National Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campuses (keepgunsoffcampuses. org) strictly opposes arming school personnel. This organization has helped stop 15 state legislatures from allowing college students to carry guns and has received pledges from more than 400 colleges to oppose legislation that would mandate that colleges and universities allow students to carry concealed handguns on campus. They argue that arming school personnel is for many reasons, a bad idea. For example, there are liability issues, increased costs to school districts, workplace shootings and the threat of unintentional gun discharges (which we continue to see) that school districts must confront if school personnel are armed. Intense training is needed to confront an active shooter „ and without harming any other people „ in buildings filled with staff and students. Conversely, unarmed school staff have stopped more active shooters than civilians with guns, according to FBI data. 4. The National Education Association and the American Federation Teachers oppose arming school personnel. So does The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and the National Association of School Resource Officers. I am for hardening schools with metal detectors, security cameras, securely locked outside doors, highly trained school resource officers assigned exclusively to security and equipping them with securely locked command posts with full access to surveillance cameras and sufficient ordnance to protect the school staff and children from any intervention. Perry Berkowitz, Ed. D., lives in Leesburg.ANOTHER OPINIONSchool Board candidate o ers suggestions on safety OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Perry Berkowitz


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PAGE 11 | Tuesday, April 10, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comWhen Brady Singer is on top of his game, he can be virtually unhittable.And even when the former Eustis and Tavares High School standout pitcher doesnt have his AŽ game, hes still a handful for oppos-ing hitters.University of Florida base-ball fans have seen examples of both in Singers two most-recent efforts for the defending College World Series champions. Despite the difference in the outings, the end result was the same for the Gators.A pair of victories, which improved his record to 7-1 with a 3.00 ERA. He has allowed only 37 hits in 51 innings and struck out 57 while limiting opposing hitters to a .197 batting average.Considered by many to be the top pick in the upcoming Major League Baseball amateur draft in June, Singer suffered his first loss of the season March 23 in a 6-3 loss to Arkansas. However, he rebounded on March 30 with what mightve been his most dominant performance of the season in an 8-4 win against Vanderbilt.Against the Commodores, Singer went seven innings „ the fifth time in eight games this season that he completed seven innings „ and allowed only one earned run on two hits. He struck out 11 „ a season high „ and issued just one walk.Singers next outing came Saturday at Tennessee. With temperatures hovering around 40 degrees and a threat of rain looming, the 6-foot-5 righthander was not as effective and allowed four hits and three runs in five innings, while striking seven and walking three in a 22-6 win.Singers next effort likely will be Friday, when the Gators „ 28-6 overall and ranked No. 1 in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll „ host Missouri (23-9) at McKethan Stadium.THE NEXT LEVELGators Singer limiting hitters to .197 averageThe UF standout pitcher is 7-1 with a 3.00 ERAFlorida pitcher Brady Singer pitches against Vanderbilt on March 30, at McKethan Stadium in Gainesville. Singer went seven innings and struck out 11 in a 6-3 win. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] See NEXT, B3By Doug FergusonThe Associated PressAUGUSTA, Ga. „ One of the messages Patrick Reed received for his hard-earned Masters victory came from Tiger Woods, who added a personal touch to his tweet of congratulations.At worst you have assured yourself a captains pick for next years Presidents Cup,Ž he wrote.Thats still 20 months away in Australia and on nobodys mind except for Woods, mainly because hes the Patrick Reed hugs his caddie Kessler Karain after winning the Masters. [CHARLIE RIEDEL/AP] MASTERFULFormer Masters champion Sergio Garcia, left, of Spain, watches as Patrick Reed waves to spectators after winning the Masters Sunday in Augusta, Ga. [DAVID J. PHILLIP/AP] At Augusta National, Patrick Reed proves hes more than a match play golfer Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) celebrates with the bench after scoring against the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game April 6 in Tampa. In the East, Boston suddenly looks like the team to beat, Pittsburgh has won the Stanley Cup two years in a row and awakened from a midseason funk and Tampa Bay has shown ” ashes of being unstoppable. [AP PHOTO/CHRIS OMEARA] By Stephen WhynoThe Associated PressSeeding means nothing in the giant game of rock, paper, scissors that is the Eastern Conference playoffs.Top-seeded Tampa Bay lost all three meetings this season against eighth-seeded New Jersey, Toronto beat Boston three out of four times and records dont matter when Pittsburgh and Philadel-phia meet in another battle of Pennsylvania. The Pen-guins are the back-to-back defending Stanley Cup champions while the Light-ning and Bruins are among the best teams in the NHL „ and yet there isnt one obvious team to beat.In the East, anybody can beat anybody,Ž said Devils defenseman Ben Lovejoy, who won it all with the Penguins in 2016. When were playing our best game, I think we can beat anybody, and I think that the opposite is true. We have to be dialed in no matter who were playing, and weve done a really good job of that against the best teams in the league this year.ŽThe Devils certainly match up better against the Lightning than they would have against the Bruins, who are in for a tough series against the Maple Leafs. Washington has had a lot of success in recent years against Columbus but has a big question of who to start in goal and the Capitals have not played the Blue Jackets and their additions at the trade deadline. Before stubbing their toe in game 82 and failing to win the Atlantic, the Bruins looked like they had the potential to be a buzz saw with Tuukka Rask in goal and enough depth to with-stand injuries all season. They still might be.You dont want to downplay how good every other team is, but you want to be the team to beat,Ž Boston defenseman Torey Krug said. We try to play like the team that we are and play to our strengths and make sure that other teams are changing the way that they play to play against us.Ž Thats half the fun of the playoffs, where matchups matter more than anything Matchup dynamics make Eastern Conference tough to predictSee REED, B3 See NHL, B3By Tim ReynoldsThe Associated PressA look at the NBA playoff pic-ture, with three days remaining in the regular season: East updatePhiladelphia will open the playoffs at home for the first time since 2003, after clinch-ing no worse than the No. 4 seed with its win over Dallas The 76ers „ now winners of 14 consecutive games „ will finish No. 3 in the East if they close with wins over Atlanta and Milwaukee.Indiana remained in the mix for a top-four seed as well with its win over Charlotte.To reach No. 4, the Pacers will need to win their finale against Charlotte, and need Cleveland to lose both of its remaining games against New York. Otherwise, Indiana will be the No. 5 seed.No. 1 seed Toronto beat Orlando in a game where the Raptors departed with some injury concerns „ Lucas Nogueira strained a hamstring, and Fred Van Vleet left with what the team said was relatively minor back tightness. But the Raptors remained ahead of Golden State in the race for the NBAs second-best record (and potentially home-court in the NBA Finals if Houston falls). West updateUtah clinched its playoff spot with a win over the Los Philadelphia locks up home court for rst round of playo sSee NBA, B2


B2 Tuesday, April 10, 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 BRIEFSLOS ANGELESPackers Davis accused of making false bomb threatPolice say Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis was arrested after falsely claiming to have explosives while checking in for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport.Airport police spokesman Rob Pedregon said Monday that Davis was booked on a charge of making a false bomb threat at an airport and released with a summons to appear in court.He said Davis was checking in for a Hawai-ian Airlines flight when an airline employee asked him whether he had any explo-sives in his bag.Pedregon said Davis said yesŽ and asked a woman he was traveling with, Did you pack the explosives?Ž Competitive soccer “ nally returns to IraqCompetitive international soccer returns to Iraq on Tuesday less than a month after FIFA lifted a near three-decade-long ban.In the group stage of the 2018 AFC Cup, Asias sec-ond-tier club competition, Lebanons Al Ahed will travel to the central Iraqi city of Karbala, located about 62 miles southwest of Baghdad, to take on Al Zawraa.Soccers world governing body imposed the ban in 1990 after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. It was temporarily lifted in 2011 for a World Cup qualifier between Iraq and Jordan in the northern city of Irbil, but quickly reimposed after power outages. The Associated Press PRO BASKETBALL NBAEASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT. GB z-Toronto 58 22 .725 „ x-Boston 54 26 .675 4 x-Philadelphia 50 30 .625 8 New York 28 52 .350 30 Brooklyn 27 53 .338 31 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Miami 43 37 .538 „ x-Washington 42 38 .525 1 Charlotte 35 46 .432 8 Orlando 24 56 .300 19 Atlanta 24 57 .296 19 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Cleveland 49 31 .613 „ x-Indiana 48 33 .593 1 x-Milwaukee 43 37 .538 6 Detroit 38 42 .475 11 Chicago 27 53 .338 22WESTERN CONFERENCESOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB z-Houston 64 16 .800 „ San Antonio 46 34 .575 18 New Orleans 46 34 .575 18 Dallas 24 57 .296 40 Memphis 22 58 .275 42 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Portland 48 32 .600 „ x-Utah 47 33 .588 1 Oklahoma City 46 34 .575 2 Minnesota 45 35 .563 3 Denver 45 35 .563 3 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB y-Golden State 58 23 .716 „ L.A. Clippers 42 38 .525 15 L.A. Lakers 34 46 .425 23 Sacramento 26 54 .325 31 Phoenix 20 61 .247 38x-clinched playoff berth; y-won division; z-clinched conferenceSaturdays GamesDenver 134, L.A. Clippers 115 Milwaukee 115, New York 102 Brooklyn 124, Chicago 96 New Orleans 126, Golden State 120 Oklahoma City 108, Houston 102 San Antonio 116, Portland 105Sundays GamesAtlanta 112, Boston 106 Indiana 123, Charlotte 117 Philadelphia 109, Dallas 97 Memphis 130, Detroit 117 Toronto 112, Orlando 101 Utah 112, L.A. Lakers 97 Golden State 117, Phoenix 100Mondays GamesToronto at Detroit, lateChicago at Brooklyn, lateCleveland at New York, lateOklahoma City at Miami, lateMemphis at Minnesota, lateOrlando at Milwaukee, lateSacramento at San Antonio, latePortland at Denver, lateNew Orleans at L.A. Clippers, lateTodays GamesCharlotte at Indiana, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Washington, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at Utah, 9 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.Wednesdays GamesBrooklyn at Boston, 8 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 8 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. New York at Cleveland, 8 p.m. San Antonio at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Toronto at Miami, 8 p.m. Washington at Orlando, 8 p.m. Houston at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Utah at Portland, 10:30 p.m. PRO HOCKEY NHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA z-Tampa Bay 82 54 23 5 113 296 236 x-Boston 82 50 20 12 112 270 214 x-Toronto 82 49 26 7 105 277 232 Florida 82 44 30 8 96 248 246 Detroit 82 30 39 13 73 217 255 Montreal 82 29 40 13 71 209 264 Ottawa 82 28 43 11 67 221 291 Buffalo 82 25 45 12 62 199 280Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA y-Washington 82 49 26 7 105 259 239 x-Pittsburgh 82 47 29 6 100 272 250 x-Philadelphia 82 42 26 14 98 251 243 x-Columbus 82 45 30 7 97 242 230 x-New Jersey 82 44 29 9 97 248 244 Carolina 82 36 35 11 83 228 256 N.Y. Islanders 82 35 37 10 80 264 296 N.Y. Rangers 82 34 39 9 77 231 268WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA z-Nashville 82 53 18 11 117 267 211 x-Winnipeg 82 52 20 10 114 277 218 x-Minnesota 82 45 26 11 101 253 232 x-Colorado 82 43 30 9 95 257 237 St. Louis 82 44 32 6 94 226 222 Dallas 82 42 32 8 92 235 225 Chicago 82 33 39 10 76 229 256Paci“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA y-Vegas 82 51 24 7 109 272 228 x-Anaheim 82 44 25 13 101 235 216 x-San Jose 82 45 27 10 100 252 229 x-Los Angeles 82 45 29 8 98 239 203 Calgary 82 37 35 10 84 218 248 Edmonton 82 36 40 6 78 234 263 Vancouver 82 31 40 11 73 218 264 Arizona 82 29 41 12 70 208 256 x-clinched playoff spot; y-clinched division; z-clinched conference. 2 points for a win, 1 for OT loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffsSaturdays GamesPhiladelphia 5, N.Y. Rangers 0 N.Y. Islanders 4, Detroit 3, OT Washington 5, New Jersey 3 Winnipeg 4, Chicago 1 Carolina 3, Tampa Bay 2, OT Boston 5, Ottawa 2 Toronto 4, Montreal 2 Florida 4, Buffalo 3 Nashville 4, Columbus 2 Colorado 5, St. Louis 2 Anaheim 3, Arizona 0 Edmonton 3, Vancouver 2, SO Calgary 7, Vegas 1 Dallas 4, Los Angeles 2 Minnesota 6, San Jose 3Sundays GameFlorida 4, Boston 2STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSAll times EasternFIRST ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE TAMPA BAY VS. NEW JERSEYThursday: New Jersey at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14: New Jersey at Tampa Bay, 3 p.m. Monday, April 16: Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: New Jersey at Tampa Bay, TBA x-Monday, April 23: Tampa Bay at New Jersey, TBA x-Wednesday, April 25: Tampa Bay at New Jersey, TBABOSTON VS. TORONTOThursday: Toronto at Boston, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14: Toronto at Boston, 8 p.m. Monday, April 16: Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Toronto at Boston, TBA x-Monday, April 23: Boston at Toronto, TBA x-Wednesday, April 25: Toronto at Boston, TBAWASHINGTON VS. COLUMBUSThursday: Columbus at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15: Columbus at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17: Washington at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Washington at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Columbus at Washington, TBA x-Monday, April 23: Washington at Columbus, TBA x-Wednesday, April 25: Columbus at Washington, TBA PITTSBURGH VS. PHILADELPHIAWednesday: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Friday: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. x-Friday, April 20: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, TBA x-Sunday, April 22: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, TBA x-Tuesday, April 24: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, TBAWESTERN CONFERENCE NASHVILLE VS. COLORADOThursday: Colorado at Nashville, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14: Colorado at Nashville, 3 p.m. Monday, April 16: Nashville at Colorado, 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Nashville at Colorado, 10 p.m. x-Friday, April 20: Colorado at Nashville, TBA x-Sunday, April 22: Nashville at Colorado, TBA x-Tuesday, April 24: Colorado at Nashville, TBAWINNIPEG VS. MINNESOTAWednesday: Minnesota at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Friday: Minnesota at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15: Winnipeg at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17: Winnipeg at Minnesota, 8 p.m. xFriday, April 20: Minnesota at Winnipeg, TBA x-Sunday, April 22: Winnipeg at Minnesota, TBA x-Wednesday, April 25: Minnesota at Winnipeg, TBAVEGAS VS. LOS ANGELESWednesday: Los Angeles at Vegas, 10 p.m. Friday: Los Angeles at Vegas, 10 p.m. Sunday, April 15: Vegas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17: Vegas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. x-Thursday, April 19: Los Angeles at Vegas, 10 p.m. x -Saturday, April 21: Vegas at Los Angeles, TBA x-Monday, April 23: Los Angeles at Vegas, TBAANAHEIM VS. SAN JOSEThursday: San Jose at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14: San Jose at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. Monday, April 16: Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. x-Friday, April 20: San Jose at Anaheim, TBA x-Sunday, April 22: Anaheim at San Jose, TBA x-Tuesday, April 24: San Jose at Anaheim, TBA SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA New York City FC 4 0 1 13 10 4 Atlanta United FC 4 1 0 12 13 6 New England 3 1 1 10 10 5 Columbus 3 2 1 10 9 6 New York Red Bulls 2 2 0 6 10 5 Montreal 2 3 0 6 5 9 Philadelphia 1 1 2 5 3 4 Chicago 1 2 1 4 7 8 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 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Sporting Kansas City 4 1 1 13 12 9 Vancouver 3 2 1 10 8 9 LA Galaxy 2 2 1 7 7 8 Real Salt Lake 2 2 1 7 6 10 Los Angeles FC 2 2 0 6 9 10 Minnesota United 2 3 0 6 6 9 FC Dallas 1 0 3 6 6 3 Colorado 1 1 2 5 7 5 Houston 1 2 1 4 7 6 San Jose 1 2 1 4 7 8 Portland 0 3 2 2 6 12 Seattle 0 3 0 0 0 5 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieFriday, April 6New England 4, Montreal 0Saturday, April 7Atlanta United FC 5, Los Angeles FC 0 San Jose 1, Philadelphia 1, tie Colorado 1, FC Dallas 1, tie Chicago 1, Columbus 0 Real Salt Lake 2, Vancouver 1Sunday, April 8Orlando City 3, Portland 2 Sporting Kansas City 2, LA Galaxy 0Wednesdays GameReal Salt Lake at New York City FC, 7 p.m.Fridays GamesOrlando City at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Vancouver, 10 p.m.Saturdays GamesMontreal at New York, 1 p.m. Toronto FC at Colorado, 3 p.m. LA Galaxy at Chicago, 3:30 p.m. Columbus at D.C. United, 7 p.m. FC Dallas at New England, 7:30 p.m. Houston at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Minnesota United at Portland, 10:30 p.m.Sundays GamesSeattle at Sporting Kansas City, 4 p.m. New York City FC at Atlanta United FC, 6 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s GamesChicago at Utah, 3:30 p.m. North Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m.Sundays GamesSeattle 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. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLToday National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINEat Washington -220 Atlanta +200 Philadelphia -177 at Cincinnati +165 at N.Y. Mets -185 at Miami +170 at St. Louis -173 Milwaukee +161 N.Y. Mets -179 at Miami +167 at Colorado -157 San Diego +147 at San Francisco -113 Arizona +103 at Chicago Cubs -143 Pittsburgh +133American Leagueat Chi. White Sox -105 Tampa Bay +105 at Cleveland -186 Detroit +171 Toronto -119 at Baltimore +109 At Boston -135 N.Y. Yankees +125 L.A. Angels -126 at Texas +116 Houston -137 at Minnesota +127 Seattle -124 at Kansas City +114Interleagueat L.A. Dodgers -137 Oakland +127NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Indiana 6 217 Charlotte Philadelphia 9 223 at Atlanta at Washington 6 206 Boston at Dallas Off Off Phoenix at Utah 7 212 Golden State at Los Angeles Off Off HoustonNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEWednesdayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Winnipeg -167 Minnesota +157 at Pittsburgh -180 Philadelphia +165 at Vegas -135 Los Angeles +125 at Tampa Bay -220 New Jersey +200Thursdayat Boston -152 Toronto +142 at Washington -143 Columbus +133 at Nashville -255 Colorado +225 at Anaheim -144 San Jose +134 Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Recalled RHP Hunter Harvey from Bowie (EL). Optioned LHP Tanner Scott to Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX „ Placed SS Xander Bogaerts on the 10-day DL. CHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Optioned RHP Juan Minaya to Charlotte (IL). SEATTLE MARINERS „ Placed 1B Ryon Healy on the 10-day DL, retroactive to April 8. Recalled RHP Chasen Bradford from Tacoma (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Placed 2B Brad Miller on the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Ryan Weber from Durham (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Sent OF Anthony Alford on a rehab assignment to Dunedin (FSL).National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES „ Sent 3B Johan Camargo on a rehab assignment to Gwinnett (IL). CINCINNATI REDS „ Placed 3B Eugenio Suarez on the 10-day DL; and OF Scott Schebler on the 10-day DL, retroactive to April 6. Recalled 3B Alex Blandino and RHP Zack Weiss from Louisville (IL:). MIAMI MARLINS „ Released RHP Brian Ellington. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Recalled RHP Greg Holland from Palm Beach (FSL). Optioned RHP Mike Mayers to Memphis (PCL). SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Placed RHP Kirby Yates on the 10-day DL, retroactive April 8. Recalled LHP Buddy Baumann from El Paso (PCL).American AssociationCLEBURNE RAILROADERS „ Released INF Maikol Gonzalez. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS „ Traded OF Breland Almadova to Sussex County (Can-Am) to complete an earlier trade. LINCOLN SALTDOGS „ Signed OF Angel Reyes. KANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Traded LHP Rich Mascheri to Chicago for a player to be named. ST. PAUL SAINTS „ Signed LHP Ryan Boelter, RHPs Ryan Schlosser and Tyler Warmoth and INF Jayce Boyd. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES „ Claimed RHP Casey Upperman off waivers from Cleburne.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Signed RHPs Matt Larkins and Jake Dunning.Can-Am LeagueNEW JERSEY JACKALS „ Released INF Yariel Vargas. QUEBEC CAPITALES „ Signed LHP Brett Lee. Released C Maxx Tissenbaum, INF Yurisbel Gracial and RHP Joseph Maher. ROCKLAND BOULDERS „ Signed OFs Jared McDonald and Hiroki Itakura. SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS „ Signed RHP Cory Jones.Frontier LeagueEVANSVILLE OTTERS „ Signed C-1B Carlos Castro and LHP Nathan Foriest. Released RHP Brandon Cook, LHP Trent Lunsford and INF Lance Montano. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS „ Signed INF Austin Byler. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS „ Signed RHP Williams Perez.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueATLANTA FALCONS „ Named Travis Jones assistant defensive line coach and Aden Durde defensive quality control. DETROIT LIONS „ Signed QB Matt Cassel. NEW YORK GIANTS „ Re-signed C Brett Jones and TE Ryan OMalley. NEW YORK JETS „ Signed WR Charles Johnson and LB Kevin Minter. OAKLAND RAIDERS „ Re-signed LB Shilique Calhoun, LB-DE James Cowser, S Erik Harris, G-T Denver Kirkland and K Giorgio Tavecchio. Waived LS Andrew East. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Waived LB Victor Ochi. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Waived QB Stephen Morris.Canadian Football LeagueWINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS „ Signed WRs Jerome Lane and Dominique Reed.HOCKEYHOCKEY CANADA „ Named Bob Boughner coach, Mike Yeo associate coach and Bill Peters assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Championship. USA HOCKEY „ Named Jeff Blashill mens national team coach for the IIHF Mens World Championship.National Hockey LeagueNEW YORK RANGERS „ Fired associate coach Scott Arniel and assistant coach Darryl Williams. ST. LOUIS BLUES „ Reassigned G Ville Husso and D Chris Butler to San Antonio (AHL).American Hockey LeagueBRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS „ Reassigned G Eamon McAdam to Worcester (ECHL). Returned F Jeff Kubiak and D Ryan MacKinnon to Worcester. HARTFORD WOLF PACK „ Released D Simon Denis from a professional tryout agreement. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE „ Released F Travis Barron from his amateur tryout contract. SAN DIEGO GULLS „ Recalled RW Kyle Thomas from Utah (ECHL).OLYMPIC SPORTSUSADA „ Announced weightlifter Teresa Britt accepted a two-year sanction for an anti-doping violation. Announced Ultimate Fighting Championship athlete Nick Diaz accepted a one-year sanction for a violation of the UFC anti-doping policy resulting from three unsuccessful test attempts during a 12-month period.SOCCERMajor League SoccerMLS „ Announced the resignation of Soccer United Marketing president Kathy Carter.COLLEGESAMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE „ Named Bryan Platt supervisor of football of“ cials. CALIFORNIA „ Named Jim Knowlton athletics director. FLORIDA STATE „ Announced G David Nichols will join the mens basketball program next season as a graduate transfer from Albany (NY). FORDHAM „ Named Steve Thames assistant defensive backs/safeties coach and Vincent DiGaetano volunteer special teams quality control assistant. GEORGE WASHINGTON „ Named Tanya Vogel director of athletics and recreation, effective July 1. MIAMI „ Announced sophomore G Bruce Brown Jr. will enter the NBA draft. ST. JOHNS „ Announced junior F Tariq Owens is leaving the mens basketball program so he can transfer. TEXAS „ Announced freshman F Rellah Boothe has left the womens basketball pro GOLF THE MASTERSSundays leaders at Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga. Purse: $11 million. Yardage: 7,435; Par: 72 (36-36) (a-denotes amateur) FinalPatrick Reed (600), $1,980,000 69-66-67-71„273 Rickie Fowler (330), $1,188,000 70-72-65-67„274 Jordan Spieth (210), $748,000 66-74-71-64„275 Jon Rahm (150), $528,000 75-68-65-69„277 Rory McIlroy (106), $386,375 69-71-65-74„279 Cameron Smith (106), $386,375 71-72-70-66„279 Henrik Stenson (106), $386,375 69-70-70-70„279 Bubba Watson (106), $386,375 73-69-68-69„279 Marc Leishman (88), $319,000 70-67-73-70„280 Tony Finau (80), $286,000 68-74-73-66„281 Dustin Johnson (80), $286,000 73-68-71-69„281 Charley Hoffman (68), $231,000 69-73-73-67„282 Louis Oosthuizen (68), $231,000 71-71-71-69„282 Justin Rose (68), $231,000 72-70-71-69„282 Paul Casey (60), $192,500 74-75-69-65„283 Russell Henley (60), $192,500 73-72-71-67„283 Tommy Fleetwood (56), $170,500 72-72-66-74„284 Justin Thomas (56), $170,500 74-67-70-73„284 Hideki Matsuyama (53), $154,000 73-71-72-69„285 Jason Day (48), $128,150 75-71-69-71„286 Francesco Molinari (48), $128,150 72-74-70-70„286 Webb Simpson (48), $128,150 76-73-70-67„286 Jimmy Walker (48), $128,150 73-71-71-71„286 Branden Grace (39), $93,775 73-73-74-67„287 Adam Hadwin (39), $93,775 69-75-72-71„287 Si Woo Kim (39), $93,775 75-73-68-71„287 Bernd Wiesberger, $93,775 70-73-72-72„287 Kevin Kisner (33), $76,450 72-75-69-72„288 Satoshi Kodaira, $76,450 71-74-71-72„288 Matt Kuchar (33), $76,450 68-75-72-73„288 Ryan Moore (33), $76,450 74-72-72-70„288 Daniel Berger (26), $63,663 73-74-71-71„289 HaoTong Li, $63,663 69-76-72-72„289 Adam Scott (26), $63,663 75-73-70-71„289 Tiger Woods (26), $63,663 73-75-72-69„289 Zach Johnson (22), $55,275 70-74-74-72„290 Phil Mickelson (22), $55,275 70-79-74-67„290 Rafa Cabrera Bello (18), $46,200 69-76-74-72„291 Fred Couples (18), $46,200 72-74-73-72„291 Bryson DeChambeau (18), $46,200 74-74-72-71„291 Matthew Fitzpatrick, $46,200 75-74-67-75„291 Bernhard Langer (18), $46,200 74-74-71-72„291 Jhonattan Vegas (18), $46,200 77-69-72-73„291 Kiradech Aphibarnrat, $35,200 79-70-72-71„292 Brian Harman (12), $35,200 73-74-76-69„292 Tyrrell Hatton (12), $35,200 74-75-73-70„292 Ian Poulter (12), $35,200 74-75-74-69„292 Martin Kaymer (11), $30,140 74-73-74-73„294 Vijay Singh (10), $28,600 71-74-79-71„295 Xander Schauffele (9), $27,720 71-78-72-75„296 Doug Ghim, $0 72-76-74-74„296 Kyle Stanley (9), $27,060 72-74-75-76„297 Chez Reavie (8), $26,400 76-71-75-76„298MASTERS CHAMPIONSx-won playoff 2018 „ Patrick Reed 2017 „ Sergio Garcia 2016 „ Danny Willett 2015 „ Jordan Spieth 2014 „ Bubba Watson 2013 „ x-Adam Scott 2012 „ x-Bubba Watson 2011 „ Charl Schwartzel 2010 „ Phil Mickelson 2009 „ x-Angel Cabrera 2008 „ Trevor Immelman 2007 „ Zach Johnson 2006 „ Phil Mickelson 2005 „ x-Tiger Woods 2004 „ Phil Mickelson 2003 „ x-Mike Weir 2002 „ Tiger Woods 2001 „ Tiger Woods 2000 „ Vijay Singh 1999 „ Jose Maria Olazabal 1998 „ Mark OMeara 1997 „ Tiger Woods 1996 „ Nick Faldo 1995 „ Ben Crenshaw 1994 „ Jose Maria Olazabal 1993 „ Bernhard Langer 1992 „ Fred Couples 1991 „ Ian Woosnam 1990 „ x-Nick Faldo 1989 „ x-Nick Faldo 1988 „ Sandy Lyle 1987 „ x-Larry Mize 1986 „ Jack Nicklaus 1985 „ Bernhard Langer 1984 „ Ben Crenshaw 1983 „ Seve Ballesteros 1982 „ x-Craig Stadler 1981 „ Tom Watson 1980 „ Seve Ballesteros 1979 „ x-Fuzzy Zoeller 1978 „ Gary Player 1977 „ Tom Watson 1976 „ Raymond Floyd 1975 „ Jack Nicklaus 1974 „ Gary Player 1973 „ Tommy Aaron 1972 „ Jack Nicklaus 1971 „ Charles Coody 1970 „ x-Billy Casper 1969 „ George Archer 1968 „ Bob Goalby 1967 „ Gay Brewer Jr. 1966 „ x-Jack Nicklaus 1965 „ Jack Nicklaus 1964 „ Arnold Palmer 1963 „ Jack Nicklaus 1962 „ x-Arnold Palmer 1961 „ Gary Player 1960 „ Arnold Palmer 1959 „ Art Wall Jr. 1958 „ Arnold Palmer 1957 „ Doug Ford 1956 „ Jack Burke Jr. 1955 „ Cary Middlecoff 1954 „ x-Sam Snead 1953 „ Ben Hogan 1952 „ Sam Snead 1951 „ Ben Hogan 1950 „ Jimmy Demaret 1949 „ Sam Snead 1948 „ Claude Harmon 1947 „ Jimmy Demaret 1946 „ Herman Keiser 1945 „ No tournament, WWII 1944 „ No tournament, WWII 1943 „ No tournament, WWII 1942 „ x-Byron Nelson 1941 „ Craig Wood 1940 „ Jimmy Demaret 1939 „ Ralph Guldahl 1938 „ Henry Picard 1937 „ Byron Nelson 1936 „ Horton Smith 1935 „ x-Gene Sarazen 1934 „ Horton Smith CALENDAR MLBApril 17-18 „ Cleveland vs. Minnesota at San Juan, Puerto Rico. June 4 „ Amateur draft starts. June 15 „ International amateur signing period closes. July 2 „ International amateur signing period opens. July 6 „ Last day to sign for amateur draft picks subject to deadline. July 10 „ All-Star Game, Washington. July 29 „ Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 „ Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Oct. 2-3 „ Wild-card games. Dec. 10-13 „ Winter meetings, Las Vegas.NBAApril 11-14 „ Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament. April 11 „ Regular season ends. April 14 „ Playoffs begin. April 22 „ Early entry eligibility deadline for NBA draft (11:59 p.m. EDT). May 31 „ NBA Finals begin. June 11 „ Early entry withdrawal deadline for NBA draft (5 p.m. EDT). June 17 „ NBA Finals latest possible date. June 21 „ NBA draft.NFLApril 16 „ Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs. April 20 „ Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets. April 26-28 „ NFL draft, Arlington, Texas. May 21-23 Spring league meeting, Atlanta.NHLApril 11 „ Playoffs begin. May 27-June 2 „ NHL draft scouting combine, Buffalo, N.Y. June 13 „ Last possible day of Stanley Cup “ nal. June 22-23 „ NHL draft, Dallas.MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. SUN „ Tampa Bay at Chicago White Sox 7 p.m. ESPN „ N.Y. Yankees at Boston 10 p.m. MLB „ Oakland at L.A. Dodgers NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT „ Boston at Washington 10:30 p.m. TNT „ Houston at L.A. Lakers SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FS1 „ UEFA Champions League, quarter“ nal, 2nd leg, AS Roma vs. Barcelona FS2 „ UEFA Champions League, quarter“ nal, 2nd leg, Manchester City vs. Liverpool Have a local sporting event you would like to have included in our schedule? Email details to Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at paul. jenkins@dailycommercial. com. HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Cornerstone Charter at Real Life Christian, 4 p.m. First Academy of Leesburg at Mount Dora Christian, 6 p.m. North Marion at Leesburg, 7 p.m. Eustis at Mount Dora, 7 p.m. Umatilla at South Sumter, 7 p.m. East Ridge at Lake Minneola, 7 p.m. The Villages at Tavares, 7 p.m. Crooms Academy at Montverde Academy, 7 p.m. BOYS LACROSSE Orlando Boone at Lake Minneola, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS LACROSSE Oak Ridge at South Lake, 6:45 p.m. SOFTBALL Lake Minneola at Ocoee, 4 p.m. Geneva at Wildwood, 6 p.m. Mount Dora at Umatilla, 6 p.m. Eustis at South Sumter, 6 p.m. Mount Dora Christian at Harmony, 6 p.m. Lake Weir at Leesburg, 7 p.m. Tavares at The Villages, 7 p.m. South Lake at Lake Gibson, 7 p.m. Trinity Prep at Montverde Academy, 7 p.m. TENNIS Lake Minneola at Apopka, 3:15 p.m. Mount Dora Christian at P.K. Yonge, 3:15 p.m. Olympia vs. East Ridge at Lake Cane Tennis Center, 3:30 p.m. The Villages at Belleview (boys), 4 p.m. Belleview at The Villages, 4 p.m.TODAYS LOCAL SCHEDULE Angeles Lakers and will finish with the No. 3 seed if it wins its final two games.That means now its down to five teams „ Oklahoma City, San Antonio, New Orleans, Minnesota and Denver „ vying for the final four Western Confer-ence spots.And the only seeds that are locked up remain at the top, No. 1 Houston and No. 2 Golden State.The Jazz havent played a Game 1 of any series at home since the West semifinals in 2007, and havent played Game 1 of the first round at home since 2001. And after losing Gordon Hayward last summer, plus starting this year 19-28, this postseason berth represents nothing but an amazing job by Jazz coach Quin Snyder. Note of the dayPhiladelphia has won 14 consecutive games. From March 27, 2015, through Dec. 6, 2016, the 76ers won 14 times in a span of 114 games. Quote of the dayBench play is going to be huge for us going into the playoffs without a full roster.Ž „ Boston coach Brad Stevens, on why he left four start-ers on the bench for the fourth quarter in the Celtics loss to Atlanta. NBAFrom Page B1

PAGE 13 | Tuesday, April 10, 2018 B3Connor And rews, Lake-Sumter State CollegeConnor Andrews has made the most of his first season at the next level. The former Mount Dora High School standout, Andrews has served primarily as Tanner Clarks backup at catcher for the Lakehawks this season. He has seen action in 27 games this season and is hitting .280 with 16 RBIs. Of Andrews 21 hits this season, three have gone for extra bases and he has worked opposing pitch-ers for nine walks. He has at least one hit in 16 of the 25 games in which he has an at bat.Andrews best game of the season likely came in Fridays 14-5 win against Florida State College-Jacksonville. In that game, Andrews went 3-for-6 with two runs scored, one double and four RBIs.It marked the first time in his college career that Andrews had as many as three hits and four RBIs in a single game. Austin Bogart, Stetson UniversityIt might be unfair to Austin Bogart to compare him with Shohei Ohtani, but the pair shares sim-ilarities. Probably the closest compari-son between the two is that Bogart, a former baseball standout at The Villages, has contributed to his teams success on the pitchers mound and at the plate like Ohtani „ a pitcher-designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels.Bogart, a sophomore outfielder-pitcher for Stetson University, has helped the Hatters get out to a 24-8 start to the season. A southpaw, Bogart sports a 1.50 ERA in three games this season, including one start, a three-inning stint against Maryland in which he allowed one earned run on two hits.At the plate, Bogart is hitting .226 with one homer and nine RBIs. He has a pair of multi-hit efforts this year „ two hits in a game against Manhattan and two hits, including a homer, against Kennesaw State.Bogart hit .253 as a freshman last year and was selected to the Atlan-tic Sun All-Freshman Team. He had 12 multihit games and owned a seven-game hitting streak.In his senior year at The Villages, Bogart hit .423 with four homers and 20 RBIs and sported a 5-1 record on the mound with a 0.58 ERA. NEXTFrom Page B1Andrews Bogart than points earned during the regular season.Theres no sitting here saying, Whos the best matchup?Ž Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. You need health. You need luck. You need so many things to go your way to win in the playoffs.ŽGoaltending doesnt hurt, either. If Tampa Bay gets the kind of Vezina Trophy-caliber play out of Andrei Vasilevskiy that he delivered for much of the season, it could go on a deep run, though the same could be said for Pittsburgh with Matt Murray, Wash-ington with Braden Holtby or Philipp Grubauer, Columbus with Sergei Bobrovsky or Toronto with Frederik Andersen. LIGHTNING VS. DEVILSThe Easts top team for much of the year, Tampa Bay hopes Steven Stamkos is healthy after dealing with a nagging lower-body injury late in the season. Stamkos, 100-point scorer Nikita Kucherov and top defenseman Victor Hedman make the Lightning a scary opponent. The Devils arent scared. They have Hart Trophy candidate Taylor Hall, star rookie Nico Hischier and enough veteran playoff experience to not look out of place.Weve been in a playoff spot all year long and weve earned the right to be here, so thats what we understand as a group,Ž said Devils center Brian Boyle, who went to the 2014 final with the Rang-ers and then the next year with the Lightning. We believe in what we have. The way we play, our foundations, systems, are what got us here.Ž BRUINS VS. MAPLE LEAFSPlenty has changed since Boston beat Toronto in seven games in 2013. The Maple Leafs added Mike Babcock as coach, Ander-sen in goal and have young stars Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander.Its a very exciting team, a very dynamic team,Ž Maple Leafs deadline addition Tomas Plekanec said. A lot of young talent on this team.ŽThe Bruins can go punch-for-punch with the Maple Leafs and just about anyone in the league. Led by the top line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak, they have handled injuries to Bergeron, Rick Nash, captain Zdeno Chara and others and just keep clicking.We feel weve got a pretty strong lineup and thats been a constant all along even though weve missed guys,Ž coach Bruce Cassidy said. Thats just what its been this year. Its just how were going to be. Its become a bit of our fight song, so to speak, that, hey, we can do it and different guys in and out, guys are prepared to step in and play with who-ever theyre asked to play with.Ž NHLFrom Page B1captain for the 2019 matches. Much closer on the calendar is the Ryder Cup in France at the end of September. Reed moved to the top of the standings by capturing his first major.If he wasnt already a lock, he is now.For the last four years, the Ryder Cup has defined Reeds success in golf. He earned his way onto the last two teams by winning tournaments, including a World Golf Championship at Doral and a FedEx Cup playoff event at Bethpage. And as much as Reed boasted after the 2014 victory at Doral that he considered himself one of the top 5 players in the world, he didnt win enough to back that up.Thats why his reputation was built more on playing for his flag than for himself. He was the Ryder Cup rookie who brashly pressed his finger to his lips to shush the crowds in Scotland when he was unbeaten in four matches, and who wagged his finger at Rory McIlroy at Hazeltine when he buried big putts on top of him. Major champion?Reed had never registered a top 10 in any of the biggest events until a runner-up finish in the PGA Championship last summer, and even then he didnt have a chance to win when playing the 18th hole. His record was even more suspect at the Masters. Reed had played 12 rounds at Augusta National without ever breaking 70, and only two of those rounds were under par.One week changed everything.The guy who lives for red, white and blue is now associated with Masters green.Hes always been a fighter,Ž Rickie Fowler said after his third runner-up finish in a major. Hes always been good at match play. It seems like a whole new animal comes out when he gets in Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup. Its nice that hes on our team.ŽFowler showed some fight, too. He had six birdies over the last 11 holes, including an 8-foot birdie on the final hole that cut the lead to one shot and forced Reed to hit all the right shots on the 18th hole.That didnt do any good. Reed was solid as ever. The bigger the moment, the better he seems to play.The question is whether that translates to more victories, and more majors.The Ryder Cup, its a totally different type of pressure,Ž Reed said. You go to a Ryder Cup and you feel like you have a whole nation on your back. If you win or lose your match, you still have a bunch of other guys there that could pick it up.ŽReed was known for his toughness, but that didnt always translate to stroke play.Maybe thats why when he turned on the television Sunday morning with a three-shot lead, he heard plenty of flat-tering observations about his game without anyone thinking he was going to win. In five years on the PGA Tour, he had only five victories. That might explain why he was an afterthought in so many conversations about the players in their 20s who seem to be taking over. REEDFrom Page B1


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JohnMayberryhitahome runinKansasCitys12-1 routofTexas.Acrowdof 39,476attendedthegame atthestate-of-the-art ballpark,whichfeatures waterfountainsbeyondthe out“eldfence. 1976„DonMoneyhada ninth-inninggrandslam takenaway.Moneysslam gavetheMilwaukee Brewersanapparent10-9 winovertheNewYork Yankees.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSRays5,WhiteSox4: MallexSmithmatchedacareer-highwithfourhits,Joey Wendlehithis“rsthomerandtheTampaBayRaysstoppedaneight-gamelosing streakbyhangingontobeattheChicagoWhiteSoxonasnowyandsoggy. Nationals2,Braves0: MaxScherzerstolethe“rstbaseofhisprofessional careerandallowedonlytwosinglesinhis“fthbigleagueshutout,andthe Nationalsendeda“ve-gamelosingskidwhilegettingbackto.500withavictoryovertheAtlantaBraves. Indians2,Tigers0: CoreyKluberstruckout13,pitchingtwo-hitballforeight inningsandleadingtheClevelandIndianspasttheDetroitTigersinsnow ”urries. 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DEAR ABBY: When I was 70, I started taking drama classes twice a week (I still do). My wife was against it and insisted that because none of our friends or relatives were doing it, neither should I. As a result, I suggested we live apart. I bought a small apartment and live alone. We see each other regularly, go to the cinema, the theater, visiting friends, vacation, etc. Every now and then she raises the topic again, saying she feels "betrayed, offended, abandoned" and suggests we stop seeing each other for two to three days "so she can recover from the pain I inict on her." I don't think I am doing anything wrong here. I'm not cheating on her, and she knows that and doesn't accuse me explicitly. I think she is jealous and distrustful because the women taking the classes are beautiful and not because of anything I have done. What do you think? -FRUSTRATED IN BULGARIA DEAR FRUSTRATED: What I think is, not having heard your wife's side of it from her, your insight may be correct. However, before accepting the guilt trip she is laying on you, remember that since you moved out she hasn't invited you to move back in.DEAR ABBY: My older brother and I are eight years apart. I am in my mid-20s, and he is in his early 30s. Our personalities and outlook on life are completely opposite. We have different fathers but grew up in the same household, so naturally, we went to the same outings together until he was a teenager and we took different paths. Looking at him now, I see he is an angry and burdened person compared to his early teenage years, even his 20s. He has always had two serious interests, science and poetry. Although he loved them while he attended school, he no longer has the same re in his belly. In fact, there's no pep in his step about anything, just frustration. How can I lift his spirits without pressuring him? -LIGHTING THE FIRE DEAR LIGHTING: Could it be your brother's behavior is simply that of a man who has reached his 30s, has matured and is more of a realist than he was in his early teens? Consider telling him you have noticed his personality has changed from when he was younger -that he seems angry, burdened and frustrated. Then LISTEN. He may or may not be depressed. If, after hearing him out, you are still concerned, suggest he do something about what's bothering him by talking with a counselor, preferably one who is licensed. DEAR ABBY: I just found out my married son had an affair, and the woman may be pregnant. If she is, do we acknowledge the baby as our grandchild? And what's the right thing to do if my son and his wife stay together? -COMPLICATED IN THE NORTH DEAR COMPLICATED: If a paternity test proves the baby is your son's, he will have a legal obligation to support the child until he or she is no longer a minor. If your son and his wife remain together -and many couples do -his wife may prefer he have as little to do with the mother and child as possible. However, if you would like to be part of your grandchild's life, it is your privilege to do so. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018:This year you see the power of setting intentions. What you decide is important can easily be materialized. You know what you want, and you wont back down; you support yourself in pursuing your desires. If you are single, should you desire a passionate romance or relationship, you will have just that. Cupids arrow could hit you any time from summer on. If you are attached, the two of you enter a meaningful period in your relationship. Plan on doing some traveling together. AQUARIUS reminds you of the wilder side of life.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Your ery energy, when focused, can eliminate more work for you. Others note your efciency and seem to want to tap into it. An observer might ask you how to proceed with a project. A nancial matter could go from one extreme to the other. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20)You might feel pushed to get your errands done. Expect a heavy pace and a lot of distractions. You will reach your goal, but you could feel drained by the end of it. A supportive friend asks you if you want help. Say yes, and youll have more fun. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Your ability to move through a problem and resolve it emerges. You have entered an excellent period in which you are able to prioritize your time. Be wise, and do not make a nal decision just yet. You are in the process of evaluating. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Be more forthright in what you do and how you do it. A friend proves to be extremely supportive and positive, as he or she understands where you are coming from. Dont underestimate what is happening. Remain more upbeat. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22)You will want to head in a new direction, but you could get hit with so many distractions that you might not accomplish your goal. Use the delay well. Understand and embrace the power of slowing down. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You are in a position where you can accomplish what you want and still have some extra time to spare. A call from a loved one might intrigue you. As a result, youll be encouraged to move through some work more quickly than usual. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You come up with some unique ideas that seem to work better than the present set of plans. Convincing someone else of that fact could be difcult. Listen to your gut when dealing with a playful person; you likely will be distracted by his or her charm. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You might feel as if you need to make a major change. What you do not realize is that you have been changing slowly and are in the midst of a personal transformation. Make no major decisions about your life for a while; revisit this issue later. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Note the relaxed mood around you. Return calls and get into the social nature of the moment. Network and swap jokes. Understand what is happening with a loved one. You will feel much more upbeat than you have in quite some time. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Postpone meetings unless they deal with nancial matters. Stay in that realm, and you will see the benets quickly. A mouthy friend could have some remarkable suggestions. You need to get past your initial reaction in order to hear them. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Refuse to blame others for a hassle. A friend will play into a decision where you could be wafing. Try to get as much done as possible. Do not hesitate to ask for more information. Once you start talking, you could have difculty staying mum. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Slow down, and get to the basics of a problem. You might not be sure how to handle what you are hearing. Just make sure you get all the facts before making a decision. If need be, speak to an expert. You could get more information than you can handle. license tocruise...Place your auto ad in the and watch it go! Call Classieds Today!352-314-FAST (3278)Couple separates after acting class causes domestic drama | Tuesday, April 10, 2018 B5 TODAY IS TUESDAY, APRIL 10, the 100th day of 2018. There are 265 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On April 10, 1968, "In the Heat of the Night" won best picture of 1967 at the 40th Academy Awards; one of its stars, Rod Steiger, was named best actor while Katharine Hepburn was honored as best actress for "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." ON THIS DATE: In 1866 the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was incorporated. In 1912 the British liner RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage. In 1925 the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel "The Great Gatsby" was rst published by Scribner's of New York. In 1932 German President Paul Von Hindenburg was re-elected in a runo, with Adolf Hitler coming in second. In 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers President Branch Rickey purchased the contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals. In 1971 a table tennis team from the United States arrived in China at the invitation of the communist government for a goodwill visit that came to be known as "ping-pong diplomacy." In 1998 the Northern Ireland peace talks concluded as negotiators reached a landmark settlement to end 30 years of bitter rivalries and bloody attacks.



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