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DINE | B1COYOTE ROJO II OFFERS AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Wednesday, April 11, 2018 SPORTS | C5PLAYERS GET THEIR KICKS IN LEESBURG SOCCER LEAGUE SPORTS | C1QUARTERBACKS ARE SHOWING IMPROVEMENT FOR GATORS 75 ¢ Opinion .......................A9 Weather ......................A10 Dine .............................B1 Sports..........................C1 Diversions ....................C7 Comics ........................C8 Volume 142, Issue 101 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Mary Clare Jalonick and Barbara OrtutayThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg disclosed Tuesday his company is working withŽ special counsel Robert Mueller in the federal probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign „ and work-ing hard to change its own operations after the harvesting of users private information by a Trump campaign-affiliated data-mining company.The founder of the social media giant publicly apologized for his companys errors in failing to better protect the personal information of its millions of users, a con-troversy that has brought a flood of bad publicity and sent the companys stock value plunging. He seemed to achieve a measure of success: Facebook shares surged 4.5 percent for the day, the biggest gain in two years.Facebook CEO says company working with probeBy Eric Tucker and Chad DayThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The federal agents who raided the office of President Donald Trumps personal attorney, Michael Cohen, were looking for records about payments to a former Playboy playmate and to porn actress Stormy Daniels, who both claim to have had affairs with Trump.Thats according to a report Tuesday from The New York Times. The newspaper, citing several people briefed on the investigation, reported that FBI agents were looking for records of payments to exPlaymate Karen McDougal and also information related to the publisher of The National Enquirer.The raid prompted a new blast Tuesday from the president, who tweeted that Attorney-client privilege is dead!Ž And White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the president thinks he can fire special counsel Robert Muel-ler, but isnt taking that step now.McDougal has said she car-ried on an affair with Trump in 2006 after the birth of his son. The Enquirers publisher, American Media Inc., paid McDougal $150,000 but never published her story. AMI has said she was paid to become a fitness columnist.The Associated Press has confirmed that agents on Monday also seized records related to a $130,000 payment made to Daniels, who says she had sex with Trump in 2006.A furious Trump, who in the past month has escalated his attacks on Muellers Russia investigation, said Monday 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 Justice Departments special counsel.Trump escalates probe attacksPresident thinks raid went too far, still believes he can re Mueller, Sanders says By Lindsay WhitehurstAssociated PressSALT LAKE CITY „ After Utah passed the countrys first law legalizing so-called free-range parenting, groups in states from New York to Texas are pushing for similar steps to bolster the idea that supporters say is an antidote for anxiety-plagued parents and overscheduled kids.Free-range parenting is the concept that giving kids the freedom to do things alone „ like explore a playground or ride a bike to school „ makes them healthier, happier and more resilient.It surfaced nearly a decade ago, when Lenore Skenazy touched off a firestorm with a column about letting her then-9-year-old son ride the New York City subway alone. Since then, shes become a vocal advocate for free-range parenting.Critics say letting kids strike out on their own can expose them to serious dangers, from criminals to cars. Parents have been investigated Parenting laws letting kids roam may catch onCaleb Coulter, 10, left, and his sister Kendra, 12, play tag during a visit to the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City. [AP PHOTO/RICK BOWMER] David Mariotti and defense attorney John Spivey, foreground, listen to testimony from an entomologist on Tuesday in a Lake County courtroom. Mariotti is on trial for the murder of Bernadine Montgomery in 2016. [TOM BENITEZ / CORRESPONDENT] By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ Whos lying? Is it David Mariotti, who is on trial for murder in the slaying of 84-year-old Bernadine Montgomery, or is it his friend, Tracie Naffziger?Jurors began deliberations Tuesday. They will come back today to continue.The panel came back with a question after deliberating about two hours. Leesburg Officer Brandon Brinkman was one of the first officers to go to Montgomerys house. He testified that he opened the back door. The question was, did he open the door to let air in or was he referring to the door being unlocked?None of the attorneys seemed to have a clue about what the question was about. Was it related to the temperature in the house? Some element in the timeline? Was there a question about why he didnt notice the smell of decay when he did his initial cursory check, but did so later when he walked to the back of the house? Was it a case of jurors double-checking their notes? The court reporter read the officers testimony back to the jury. He testified that he went to the house twice on Mariotti jurors deliberateJury to decide if defendant is guilty of murdering 84-year-old Leesburg womanSee KIDS, A7 See MARIOTTI, A7 See FACEBOOK, A7 See TRUMP, A7


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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. Monday, April 9 Fantasy 5: 25-27-30-33-34 Cash 4 Life: 10-19-29-45-48-4 Tuesday, April 10 Pick 5 Afternoon: 9-8-0-2-0 Evening: 9-0-0-3-3 Pick 4 Afternoon: 2-5-3-8 Evening: 7-7-8-5 Pick 3 Afternoon: 8-4-5 Evening: 1-2-6 Pick 2 Afternoon: 2-9 Evening: 3-7LOTTERY NATION AND WORLD DIGESTLONDONN Ireland marks 20 years of peace dealFormer U.S. President Bill Clinton and ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair were in Belfast Tuesday to mark the 20th anniversary of Northern Irelands peace accord, as Brexit casts a shadow over the deals future. Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, who headed the talks that produced the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, said that while challenges remain, Northern Ireland today is unrecognizable to the North-ern Ireland of two decades ago.ŽHe said new challenges emergeŽ but could be met through courageous political leadership.ŽMitchell was attending a con-ference at Queens University Belfast alongside Clinton, Blair, former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern and other archi-tects of the agreement.VATICAN CITYPope urges church unity, blames divisions on devilPope Francis called Tuesday for unity in the Catholic Church and blamed its divisions on the devil. It was the second time in as many days that Francis has warned about the destructive work of the devil after making headlines recently by seeming to deny the existence of hell.Francis made the comments during a Mass he celebrated along with 550 missionaries of mercy,Ž the army of priests he formed during his 2015-2016 Jubilee of Mercy to highlight the sacrament of reconciliation around the globe.NEW HAVEN, CONN.Actor T.J. Miller charged with making bomb report on trainActor T.J. Miller called 911 to falsely claim that a woman he got into an argument with over loud cellphone conversations on a train had a bomb in her luggage, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The former Silicon ValleyŽ actor was arrested Monday at LaGuardia Airport in New York and released on $100,000 bond after an initial appearance in federal court in New Haven, Connecticut, on Tuesday.The federal public defender who represented Miller did not immediately return a call for comment. A message left with a representative was not immediately returned and the voicemail box for Millers cell-phone was full. The Associated Press DATELINESTOKYO MIAMIMasazou Nonaka, right, receives the certi“ cate from Guinness World Records as the worlds oldest living man at age 112 years and 259 days during a ceremony in Ashoro on Japans northern main island of Hokkaido. Nonaka, wearing a knit cap and a kimono-style jacket, ” ashed a smile and posed for a group photo with his family, making a victory sign with his right hand. [MASANORI TAKEI/KYODO NEWS VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]Students from Northwestern Senior High School march Monday into the Liberty Square neighborhood of Miami where four young men were shot Sunday afternoon. The students chanted no justice, no peaceŽ Tuesday and carried enough is enoughŽ signs outside the school. The shooting happened Sunday at an apartment complex in the Liberty City neighborhood, which is plagued by gun violence. [EMILY MICHOT/MIAMI HERALD VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Bassem Mroue and Zeina KaramThe Associated PressBEIRUT „ The international chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday it was sending a fact-finding mission to the Syrian town where a suspected chemical gas attack took place over the weekend, following a request from the Syrian government and its Russian backers that appeared to be aimed at averting punitive Western military action.It was not immediately clear whether the announcement would delay or prevent a U.S. strike in Syria. President Donald Trump has vowed to respond forcefullyŽ to Satur-days attack on civilians in the town of Douma, and warned that Russia „ or any other nation found to share responsibility „ will pay a price.ŽIn a statement, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said a fact-finding mission was preparing to deploy to Syria shortly,Ž though it did not give a more precise timetable on when the inspectors would arrive.Trump on Tuesday cancelled plans to travel to South Amer-ica later this week, choosing to stay in the United States to manage the response to the events in Syria. The White House said he later spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May and the two agreed not to allow the use of chemical weapons to continue.ŽTrump also discussed Syria with French President Eman-uel Macron, who said Tuesday that France would decide in the coming days on a strong and joint responseŽ with the U.S. and Britain to the suspected attack.The incident has sparked international outrage and ratcheted up tensions in the already volatile Mideast, raising the specter of possible imminent American retaliation amid Russias warnings against any such action, and denials that any chemical weapons attack took place.Adding to the tensions, Iran, a strong ally of Syrian Presi-dent Bashar Assad, threatened to respond to an airstrike on a Syrian military base on Monday that the Syrian government, Russia and Iran blamed on Israel.Seven Iranians were among the estimated 14 people killed in the missile strike, and a senior Iranian official visiting Damascus said the attack will not remain unanswered.Ž Ali Akbar Velayati, an aide to Irans supreme leader, spoke upon arrival in the Syrian capi-tal on Tuesday. The Syrian air base was struck by missiles a little more than 24 hours after the alleged chemical attack. Israel does not typically comment on its operations in Syria, and it is unclear whether the missile attack was linked to the alleged use of chemical weapons. Iran is one of Assads stron-gest backers and has sent thousands of troops and allied militiamen to support his forces.Syrian government forces were on high alert and taking precautionary measures Tues-day at military positions across the country amid fears of a U.S. strike in the aftermath of the attack near Damascus.At the United Nations, meanwhile, Russia vetoed a U.S.-drafted U.N. resolution that would have condemned the suspected gas attack and established a new body to determine responsibility for Syrian chemical weapons attacks. The vote Tuesday in the 15-member Security Council was 12 in favor, with Bolivia joining Russia in voting no,Ž and China abstaining.Chemical weapons attacks have killed hundreds of people since the start of Syrias con-flict, with the U.N. blaming four attacks on the Syrian government and a fifth on the Islamic State group.The OPCW, in its statement, said its technical Secretariat has asked the Syrian government to make the necessary arrangements for the deploy-ment of a fact-finding mission. The group is the implementing body for the Chemical Weap-ons Convention of 1997, which has been signed by 192 member states.Syria became a member in 2013 as part of a deal brokered by the U.S. and Russia after a chemical attack in eastern Ghouta killed hundreds of people. That attack was widely blamed on government forces, who denied responsibility.Syrian opposition activists and paramedics said more than 40 people were killed in last weekends suspected chemical attack and blamed the government. The Syrian government and its Russian backers strongly deny the allegations, and questioned whether a chemical weapons attack even took place.U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday he was outraged by the reported attack, and that the use of chemical weapons would be a violation of international law. He also reaffirmed his support for an OPCW investigation.A senior Russian lawmaker said Tuesday that Moscow is willing to help arrange an OPCW visit to the site of the suspected attack. Yevgeny Serberennikov, from the defense committee at the Federation Council, told the RIA Novosti news agency that Russia is eager for the OPCW to finally start carrying out the functions it was created for.ŽThousands of opposition fighters, along with tens of thousands of civilians, are still in Douma. The rebels agreed to surrender the town to government forces after the suspected gas attack, and have been evacuating in batches to rebel-held areas in the north. Russian military police have since entered parts of the town.Asked in Berlin about the Russian proposal that OPCW experts visit Douma, German Chancellor Angela Merkel responded unenthusiastically, saying that the evidence that chemical weapons were used there is very, very clear.Ž Weapons experts to inspect attack site President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House on Monday in Washington. [EVAN VUCCI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 3 | Wednesday, April 11, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 TO OUR READERSThe weekly From the Porch StepsŽ column written by Daily Commercial contributor Nina Gilfert was cut short during the page layout process for Sundays page E1. To see the entire column, titled Is technology making the world more evil?Ž please visit and click on ColumnsŽ under the Lifestyle section.BEST BETS FOR TODAYLAKE COUNTY FAIR: The fair continues today and the gates open at 9 a.m. 9 a.m. Dairy Goat Check In 2 p.m. Dairy Goat Skill-a-thon 6 p.m. Dairy Goat Show, Awards 6:30 p.m. Fire“ ghter Show 7 p.m. Sea Lion Splash 8 p.m. Fire“ ghter Show 8:30 p.m. Sea Lion Splash 9 p.m. Comedy Hypnotist Show CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AT BREAKFAST: From 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Lake Receptions, 4425 N. Highway 19A in Mount Dora. Cost is $15 and $20 after April 9. Go to for tickets and information. CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC WORKSHOP: At 6:30 p.m. at Council Chambers, 685 W. Montrose St. in Clermont. To hear from Lake Emergency Medical Services about plans for emergency services in Clermont. Go to clermont” .org. THE GENIUS OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at 1921 by Norman Van Aken, 142 E. 4th Ave. in Mount Dora. With master storyteller Timothy Totten. Cost is $50 for Wednesday and $35 for Thursday and includes meal. Call 352-385-0034 for tickets. VILLAGES ENVIRONMENTAL DISCUSSIONS GROUP: From 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Villages Public Library, 325 Belvedere Blvd. Call 352-689-4567.NEWS BRIEFSWEBSTERSumter detectives identify woman found dead in Webster The Sumter County Sheriffs Office on Tuesday identified the woman who was found deadMonday in Webster.According to spokeswoman Michelle Keszey, the body of Fannie Rose Houck, 63, was found around 4 p.m. Monday in the area of County Road 711, north of State Road 50. Keszey said the cause of death is pending, how-ever, detectives determined it was a homicide. Detectives say Houck recently spent a significant amount of time in the Tarpon Springs and Brooksville areas. Anyone with information about the crime or who recently saw Houck should contact the Sumter County Sheriffs Office at 352-793-2621 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). DAYTONA BEACHWoman in viral courtroom video gets 11 years for carjackingsA woman whose initial 20-year prison sentence for two carjackings went viral after her mother was seen wailing in a Florida courtroom has now been sentenced to 11 years.The Daytona Beach NewsJournal reported Monday that Circuit Judge Matt Foxman also gave 19-year-old KyAndrea Cook 20 years probation, concurrent with her prison term.Foxman sentenced Cook to 20 years last summer but allowed her to withdraw that plea and struck down the sentence, citing miscommunication between Cook and Assistant Public Defender Frank Scott. Cook used a dating app to lure Perry Nida, who invited Immanuel Pursel. Cooks then-boyfriend, Kendrick Bass, is accused of shooting Pursel during a carjacking. He survived the shooting. Investi-gators said the pair committed another carjacking. Cook agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in their case against Bass.Houck Staff ReportLEESBURG … A Leesburg woman with a miserable driving record was apparently at it again this week when she blew past a sheriffs deputy doing an estimated 110 mph with a child in the back seat.According to an arrest report, a sheriffs deputy was heading east on U.S. Highway 441 in Leesburg at about 9:30 p.m. Monday when he noticed a car coming up behind him, weaving in and out of traffic with no regard for other drivers on the road.Ž The deputy, who was doing 55 mph, said the car blew past him at about twice that speed, so he gave chase.He caught up to the car and tried to pull it over at the intersection of Sleepy Hollow Road and U.S. 441 and the car stopped in the middle of the highway. The deputy saw that the driver, Jennifer Keen, 36, had a small child in the back seat and said Keen began asking why he had pulled her over. The deputy asked her to pull into an abandoned gas station for safety but she reportedly pulled past the gas station and kept going, so he pulled her over again in the grass at the entrance to a subdivision.According to the report, Keen first told the deputy that she was driving fast because her father was dying and had to get to the hospital, but when the deputy called her bluff, she admitted that he was already dead and she was hurrying to the last place he was alive to be in his presence.ŽKeens mother was contacted and reportedly told the deputy that Keen has no business driving and that she often drives with the child recklessly at high rates of speed, putting her life, the childs life and the lives of others at risk,Ž the report states.Keen was charged with reckless driving and child abuse. The Lake County Jail is not an unfamiliar stop for Keen, however. Court records show a number of arrests for offenses ranging from theft to battery.She is no stranger to traffic court either. Since 2011, Keen has accumulated 11 citations for speeding, careless driving, failure to obey a traffic control device and failure to use a child safety seat.A spokesman for the Lake County Sheriffs Office could not immediately say whether Keen still has a license but said she likely does or she also would have been charged with driving with-out one.Driver arrested doing 100 with child in carLeesburg woman has accumulated 11 citations for speeding, careless driving By Jim TurnerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ For the second time in a week, Florida citrus growers got what could be considered good news for the struggling industry.A forecast Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed this seasons projected orange crop holding steady for the third consecutive month.The estimate followed an announcement Friday by U.S. Agriculture Sec-retary Sonny Perdue that anxiously awaited disaster-relief programs for farmers who suffered damages in Hurricane Irma will be in place by mid-July.After a season of crisis, our industry finds hope in a new bloom, a new crop, disaster relief on the horizon and the opportunity a new season brings,Ž Shannon Shepp, executive director of the Forecast good news for citrus growers Staff ReportTAVARES „ Students will learn about the consequences of driving under the influence during two mock DUI crashes at local high schools this week.The Lake County Com-munity Traffic Safety Team (CTST) will host the events with high school juniors and seniors at the Leesburg High and Umatilla High football fields to show how alcoholrelated traffic crashes can have lasting widespread impacts.The purpose of a mock DUI crash is to provide a realistic look at the serious and horrifying consequences of drinking and driving,Ž said George Gadiel, chairman of the CTST. The demonstrations help encour-age students not to drive under the influence.ŽThe event at Umatila High, 320 N. Trowell Ave., was scheduled for Tuesday but because of a stormy forecast has been postponed until 9 a.m. Thursday. The Lees-burg High event will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday.The mock DUI crash is a joint effort between Lake County Department of Public Works, the Lake County Sheriff's Office, Leesburg High School, Umatilla High School, the City of Leesburg Police and Fire Department, City of Umatilla Police Department, City of Eustis Police and Fire Department, Lake County Fire Rescue, Bad weather postpones mock DUI event at Umatilla HighRescue workers, government of“ cials and educators will host mock DUI crashes at Umatilla and Leesburg high schools this week to show the consequences of drinking and driving. [SUBMITTED] See CITRUS, A4 See DUI, A4Tyler Brandeburg and Tim Rohan, owner of Rae Raes Restaurant, stand in front of a table full of desserts served by Rae Raes at Taste of Lake in Leesburg on Tuesday. [PHOTOS BY BOB SNOW / CORRESPONDENT] A few of the samples brought by Stokes Seafood Market in Leesburg are on display for event goers to try. LEESBURG „ People gath-ered Tuesday evening for the Taste of Lake & Business Expo at the Leesburg Com-munity Center.The event featured a number of area restaurants offering samples of their cuisine. There was live music as well, including an appear-ance by the Leesburg Blues Brothers Tribute.Community cuisineTaste of Lake in Leesburg o ers samples from area restaurants, live music


A4 Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy John KennedyGateHouse Capital BureauTALLAHASSEE „ A day af ter he jumped into the U.S. Senate race, Republican Gov. Rick Scott was hit Tuesday with a Fed-eral Elections Commission complaint about a political spending committee that hes been leading.The Democratic-allied End Citizens United alleges that the New Republican PAC formerly chaired by Scott has violated campaign finance restrictions in advance of his chal-lenge to Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, officially announced Monday in Orlando.Before Scotts Senate campaign had even formally started, he was already manipulating the law to serve himself,Ž said Adam Bozzi, a spokesman for End Citizens United.Scott already has raised more than $1 million for the New Republican PAC, which he took over to help President Trump in the 2016 campaign, but which is transitioning to assist his Senate run.Scott stepped down as chair in February, his cam-paign said.Typical Democrat smear tactics,Ž said Ryan Patmintra, spokesman for Scotts campaign. When they dont have a candidate with a record of accomplishments to run on, they go negative out of the gate.ŽWhile Scotts fund-rais-ing has gotten the attention of Democratic allies, Nelson announced Tuesday that he raised more than $3.2 million during the first three months of the year, bringing his cash-on-hand total to $10.5 million.The Nelson-Scott raise is considered one of the nations top toss-up con-tests and is expected to draw more than $100 million in spending from both sides. Scott also has spent $86 million of his own familys money on his two governors race campaigns.Scott on Tuesday also announced members of his campaign team for the Senate race, which will be managed by Jackie Schutz Zeckman, most recently chief-of-staff in the gover-nors office. Craig Carbone, named political director, is a former governors office deputy chief-of-staff.Others joining Scotts campaign include Finance Direc tor Caitlin Collins, who has raised money for federal and state campaigns, with a long history in Pennsylvania, and Patmintra, the communications director who recently was Florida political director for the National Republican Sen-atorial Committee, and a former state regional direc-tor for Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.Democrat-allied group lodges FEC complaint against ScottA day after he jumped into the U.S. Senate race, Republican Gov. Rick Scott was hit Tuesday with a Federal Elections Commission complaint about a political spending committee that hes been leading. [AP PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX] Lake EMS, the Office of the State Attorney, Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Air Care, Kling Towing & Recovery and Rocker-Cusack Mortuary.The Lake County CTST works with Lake County, the Florida Department of Transportation, local municipalities, various community organizations and concerned citizens to solve roadway safety problems in Lake County. The team is comprised of professionals in engineer-ing, law enforcement, emergency services, traf-fic safety education and the public.For more information about the upcoming event, contact George Gadiel 352-253-9092. DUIFrom Page A3 Florida Department of Citrus, said in a prepared statement.Despite the latest out-look, the citrus industry, which has been fighting deadly citrus-greening disease for a decade and then was ravaged by Irma in September, continues to be on a pace to produce the lowest citrus counts since World War II.The U.S. Department of Agricultures estimate Tuesday said Florida will grow enough oranges in the current season to fill 45 million 90-pound boxes, a mark unchanged since the February forecast.By comparison, the industry filled 68.7 million boxes of oranges in the 2016-2017 season, which itself was a five-decade low.Meanwhile, estimated grapefruit production in the latest forecast fell 14 perc ent, from 4.65 million boxes in March to 4 million boxes in Tuesdays report. The forecast number, if it holds, would be down 48.5 percent from the past season and 63 percent off the 10.8 million boxes filled in the 2015-2016 season.Also, Floridas production of specialty crops, tangerines and tangelos, is down 13 percent from the March outlook, in the latest federal numbers.The industry had hoped to surpass 2016-2017 totals before Irma s truck at the start of the current growing season, causing groves, particularly in Southwest Florida „ where trees were knocked over or suffered longterm damage because of weeks of flooding that impacted root systems „ to incur losses up to 70 percent, Shepp said.In October, the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs estimated hurri-cane damage to the citrus industry at $761 million. State officials later said damages have increased above the $1 billion mark.Citrus officials have expressed frustration awaiting the release of $2.36 billion in federal disaster aid for farmers in Florida and other states affected by hurricanes and wildfires. The agriculture money was part of a $90 billion disasterrelief package signed by President Donald Trump on Feb. 9.While Perdue announced Friday that programs for farmers to apply for the money will be set up by July 16, it remains unclear how claims can be filed or how money will be distributed. CITRUSFrom Page A3A dead orange tree stands in a grove in Plant City. For the second time in a week, Florida citrus growers got what could be considered good news for the struggling industry. A forecast Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed this seasons projected orange crop holding steady for the third consecutive month. [AP PHOTO/CHRIS OMEARA]

PAGE 5 | Wednesday, April 11, 2018 A5By Jim SaundersNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Presi-dent Donald Trump on Tuesday tapped two Florida appellate judges with ties to Attorney General Pam Bondi and former Gov. Jeb Bush to serve as federal dis-trict judges.Trump said he will nomi-nate Allen Winsor, a judge on the states 1st District Court of Appeal, to serve as a judge in the federal North-ern District of Florida. Also, he chose Wendy Berger, a judge on the states 5th District Court of Appeal, to serve as a judge in the federal Middle District of Florida. The nominations are subject to Senate confirmation. Winsor was appointed in February 2016 by Gov. Rick Scott to the 1st District Court of Appeal after a nearly three-year stint as state solicitor gen-eral in Bondis office. The Tallahassee-based 1st Dis-trict Court of Appeal hears cases from throughout North Florida, ranging from Jacksonville to Pensacola.Berger was appointed by Scott in 2012 to a seat on the 5th District Court of Appeal, which is based in Daytona Beach and hears cases from a huge swath of Central Florida, stretching from Brevard County to Hernando County. Berger worked from 2001 to 2005 as an assistant general counsel for Bush, who then appointed her as a circuit judge in Northeast Floridas 7th Judicial Circuit. Berger also was one of three finalists in 2016 for a seat on the Florida Supreme Court, though Scott appointed Alan Lawson, who at the time was one of Bergers colleagues on the 5th District Court of Appeal. The choices of Winsor and Berger for the federal judge-ships appear to align with a broader effort by Trump to make the federal judiciary more conservative.Berger, who was a pros-ecutor in St. Johns County for almost eight years before working for Bush, pointed in her Florida Supreme Court application to adherence to judicial restraintŽ „ a common theme in conservative legal circles.I respect the legislative process and am committed to the principles of judicial restraint,Ž she wrote at the time. I will bring to the bench self-control, integrity, respect, wisdom, good judgment, efficiency and common sense. I can be trusted to follow the law and make just and timely rulings.ŽBerger and Winsor also have moderated panel dis-cussions in recent years at Florida meetings of The Federalist Society, an influ-ential legal group among conservatives. Winsor last year moderated a discussion titled Com-bating Federal Overreach,Ž according to video posted on The Federalist Society website. Judges in the federal Northern District of Florida hear cases from a region that includes Gainesville, Tallahassee, Panama City and Pensacola. The Middle District, meanwhile, covers a massive area, stretching from Fort Myers to Jacksonville and including Orlando and Tampa. Along with saying he will nominate Berger and Winsor for the district judgeships, Trump on Tuesday also announced selecting Britt C. Grant to serve on the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears cases from Florida. Grant is a justice on the Georgia Supreme Court.Winsor, Berger picked to serve as federal judgesBy Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Florida universities are making progress in expanding their research and development efforts but there is room for improvement, according to a new report from the Florida Council of 100.The State University System Board of Governors has really moved the R & D ball forward over the past few years, but theres room to make a good system even better,Ž said Lee Arnold, chairman of the Councils Higher Educa-tion Committee.The councils report cited a deficiency in converting university research into commercial products, which, through licensing agree-ments, provide funding for the schools and researchers.According to the report, Florida only gen-erated a 2 percent return on licensing income from $2.4 billion in annual research spending at the states public universities and the University of Miami in 2015. As a result, the report ranked Florida, the nations third-largest state, 17th in the nation for the rate of return on research spending.The report noted that Florida universities have had some home runsŽ when it comes to com-mercialization, including the development of the sports drink Gatorade at the University of Florida in 1965 and Taxol, a syn-thetic drug used for the treatment of breast and ovarian cancer, at Florida State University in the 1990s.But in order to improve the research efforts, the councils report made three general recommendations, including recruiting more rock starŽ faculty and staff, building robustŽ research and development and enhancing the commercialization mission.Research and devel-opment is a tremendous economic driver for the state,Ž said Pat Geraghty, chairman of the Council of 100. We must continue to focus on public-private research collaboration as a means of creating jobs and wealth for all Floridians.ŽThe Council of 100 is a private, nonpartisan group of business, civic and academic leaders that periodically offers recommendations on improving the quality of life and the business climate in Florida.The councils report also notes that Florida is already taking steps to enhance its research efforts in the higher-education system.Gov. Rick Scott last month signed a new law that codifies programs aimed at helping state universities recruit top-level researchers and improve professional and graduate schools. The Legislature increased funding for the pro-grams, which began last year, with $151 million slated for the initiatives in the next academic year.The Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the 12 state uni-versities, has also made research and develop-ment a top priority, and last month approved a two-year work plan aimed at those efforts.University officials have identified some key areas to concentrate research in, including health issues, big data, advanced manufacturing, marine and coastal sciences and cybersecurity.The BOG is also devel-oping a dashboardŽ of 17 key measurements to keep track of research and development prog-ress in the system. The measures include items such as the number of patents awarded for university research, doctoral degrees granted and faculty members who are National Academy members in science, engineering and medicine.The university system will also hold its sixth annual workshop in Washington, D.C., this October, where the Florida schools will meet with federal agencies that provide research funding. The councils report notes that Flor-ida is the only state that makes that effort.As a system we have really elevated this topic in a way that a lot of states havent,Ž Jan Ignash, the vice chancellor for academic and student affairs, said at a BOG meeting last month.In the 201617 academic year, Floridas state universities, excluding the University of Miami, had $2.2 billion in research and development spending, which was a 25-percent increase over a five-year period, Ignash said. She also said the system is on course to meet its goal of spending $2.29 billion in research and develop-ment by 2025.Ignash said some 43 percent of the universities research and development funding comes from federal agencies, representing $948 million in 2016-17.She also noted Florida ranked fourth among public university systems in research and development funding, trailing only California, Texas and Michigan.Alan Levine, chair-man of the BOGs newly created Academic and Research Excellence Committee, said he expects his committee to hear from the Coun-cil of 100 about its report on research and develop-ment in June.In addition to the report, the council also issued a related study that compiled 100 recommendations about improving higher-education research efforts in Florida, based on surveys from research-ers and other officials at the state schools and the University of Miami.Report highlights areas with a need for improvement in university research Research and development is a tremendous economic driver for the state. We must continue to focus on public-private research collaboration as a means of creating jobs and wealth for all Floridians.ŽPat Geraghty, chairman of the Council of 100


A6 Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Catherine Lucey and Ken ThomasThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Pres-ident Don ald Trump plans to send Vice President Mike Pence to an upcom-ing summit in South America the president has decided to skip.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a state-ment Tuesday that Trump will not attend the 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru or travel to Bogota, Colombia as planned. Pence will travel to the summit in his place, but will not go to Colombia.Pences deputy chief of staff, Jarrod Agen, said in a statement that Pence is honoredŽ to attend the summit, adding that last year he traveled to the region to meet with the Presidents of Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Panama to increase the pressure against the Maduro regime and nego-tiate better trade deals that benefit American workers.ŽSanders said Trump has decided to stay in the United States to oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world.Ž This marks the first time an American president has not attended the summit, which was first held in 1994 and is scheduled to begin April 13. The decision came after an apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians in Syria. Trump has vowed to respond force-fully,Ž warning that Russia or any other nation found to share responsibility will pay a price.ŽWhite House officials said the decision to miss the summit was made Monday, adding that the raid of the office of Trump attorney Michael Cohen was not a factor in the decision. The officials spoke on condition of ano-nymity to discuss internal discussions.Trumps new national security adviser, John Bolton, advocated that Trump stay in Washington in the aftermath of the attack, said one of the officials.Trump to skip South America, will send PencePresident Donald Trump, right, sitting next to Vice President Mike Pence, left, speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Monday in Washington, at the start of a meeting with military leaders. [SUSAN WALSH/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Marilynn MarchioneAP Chief Medical WriterGovernment and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimers disease „ basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used today.The move is aimed at improving research, by using more objective cri-teria like brain scans to pick patients for studies and enroll them sooner in the course of their illness, when treatments may have more chance to help.But its too soon to use these scans and other tests in routine care, because they havent been validated for that yet, experts stress. For now, doctors will still rely on the tools theyve long used to evaluate thinking skills to diagnose most cases.Regardless of what tests are used to make the diagnosis, the new defini-tion will have a startling effect: Many more people will be considered to have Alzheimers, because the biological signs can show up 15 to 20 years before symptoms do.The numbers will increase dramatically,Ž said Dr. Clifford R. Jack Jr., a Mayo Clinic brain imaging specialist. There are a lot more cognitively normal people who have the pathology in the brain who will now be counted as having Alzheimers disease.ŽHe led a panel of experts, working with the Alzheimers Association and the National Institute on Aging, that updated guidelines on the disease, published Tuesday in Alzheimers & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimers Association. ABOUT ALZHEIMERSAbout 50 million people worldwide have dementia, and Alzheimers is the most common form. In the U.S., about 5.7 million have Alzheimers under its current definition, which is based on memory problems and other symptoms. About one-third of people over 70 who show no thinking problems actually have brain signs that suggest Alzheimers, Jack said. There is no cure „ cur-rent medicines such as Aricept and Namenda just temporarily ease symptoms. Dozens of hoped-for treatments have failed, and doctors think one reason may be that the studies enrolled patients after too much brain damage had already occurred.By the time that you have the diagnosis of the disease, its very late,Ž said Dr. Eliezer Masliah, neuroscience chief at the Institute on Aging.What weve realized is that you have to go earlier and earlier and earlier,Ž just as doctors found with treating cancer, he said.Another problem: as many as 30 percent of people enrolled in Alzheimers studies based on symptoms didnt actually have the disease „ they had other forms of dementia or even other medical conditions. That doesnt give an accurate picture of whether a potential treat-ment might help, and the new definition aims to improve patient selection by using brain scans and other tests. BETTER TESTSMany other diseases, such as diabetes, already are defined by measuring a biomarker, an objective indicator such as blood sugar. That wasnt possible for Alzheimers disease until a few years ago, when brain scans and spinal fluid tests were developed to do this.They measure certain forms of two proteins „ amyloid and tau „ that form plaques and tangles in the brain „ and signs of nerve injury, degenera-tion and brain shrinkage.The guidelines spell out use of these biomark-ers over a spectrum of mental decline, starting with early brain changes, through mild impairment and Alzheimers dementia. WHAT TO DO?People may be worried and want these tests for themselves or a family member now, but Jack advises: Dont bother. Theres no proven treat-ment yet.ŽYou might find a doctor willing to order them, but spinal fluid tests are somewhat invasive, and brain scans can cost up to $6,000. Insurance usu-ally does not pay because theyre considered experimental outside of research. A large study is underway now to see whether Medicare should cover them and when.Anyone with symp-toms or family history of dementia, or even healthy people concerned about the risk can consider enrolling in one of the many studies underway.We need more people in this pre-symptomatic stageŽ to see if treatments can help stave off decline, Masliah said.New way of de ning Alzheimers This Feb. 16 photo shows slices of human brains researchers at Northwestern University are using to study Alzheimers disease in Chicago. Scientists are proposing a new way to de“ ne Alzheimers disease, basing it on biological signs such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used now. [AP PHOTO/TERESA CRAWFORD]

PAGE 7 | Wednesday, April 11, 2018 A7Zuckerberg told the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees that he has not been per-sonally interviewed by Muellers team, but I know were working with them.Ž He offered no details, citing a concern about confidentiality rules of the investigation.Earlier this year Mueller charged 13 Russian individuals and three Rus-sian companies in a plot to interfere in the 2016 pres-idential election through a social media propaganda effort that included online ad purchases using U.S. aliases and politicking on U.S. soil. A number of the Russian ads were on Facebook.During Tuesdays at-times-contentious hearing, Zuckerberg said it had been clearly a mistakeŽ to believe the data-mining company Cambridge Analytica had deleted user data that it had harvested in an attempt to sway elections. He said Facebook had considered the data collection a closed caseŽ because it thought the information had been discarded.Facebook also didnt alert the Federal Trade Commission, Zuckerberg said, and he assured sena-tors the company would handle the situation dif-ferently today.He began a two-day congressional inquisition with a public apology for the way Facebook handled the data-mining of its users data. He took responsibility for failing to prevent Cambridge Analytica, which was affiliated with Donald Trumps presidential campaign, from gathering personal information from 87 million users.Separately, the com-pany began alerting some of its users that their data was gathered by Cambridge Analytica. A notification that appeared on Facebook for some users Tuesday told them that one of your friendsŽ used Facebook to log into a now-banned personal-ity quiz app called This Is Your Digital Life.Ž The notice says the app misused the information, including public profiles, page likes, birthdays and current cities, by sharing it with Cambridge Analytica.Zuckerberg had apolo-gized many times already, to users and the public, but this was the first time before Congress. He also is to testify Wednesday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. by child-welfare authorities in several high-profile cases, including a Maryland couple who allowed their 10and 6-year-old children to walk home alone from a park in 2015.But lawmakers and policy groups in several states say the protective pendulum has swung too far, and its time to send a message that parents who raise their children in a healthy environment can grant them more freedom.Utahs new law specifies that it isnt neglectful to let well-cared-for children travel to school, explore a playground or stay in the car alone if theyre mature enough to handle it.Free-range parenting differs from the concept of latchkey kids, or those who take care of themselves after school, in that it gen-erally emphasizes getting kids outside in the neigh-borhood as a way to develop independence, Boston-based clinical psychologist Bobbi Wegner said.Fears about letting kids make their own way date at least in part to cases like Etan Patz, who was among the first missing children pictured on milk cartons after disappearing while he walked to his New York City bus stop alone in 1979.Meanwhile, as education has become more essential in the workforce, parents are increasingly eager to give their kids a leg up with lessons in everything from coding to cello.We sign our kids up for all these activities „ tutor-ing, different things „ to create this perfect resume from a very young age, but its really at a detriment to the kids mental health,Ž Wegner said. KIDSFrom Page A1 FACEBOOKFrom Page A1On Tuesday, Sanders said Trump believes the raid on Cohens office went too far,Ž but she also said that its a separate inves-tigation from Muellers probe. Still, Trump cer-tainly believes that he has the powerŽ to directly fire Mueller, she said, and he has been advised that he has that authority. She did not say where the advice came from.Justice Department guidelines say only Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller last May, has the author-ity to fire him and only for specific cause. Rosenstein has repeatedly said that he has not seen any reason to dismiss MuellerThe raid was overseen by the U.S. Attorneys office in Manhattan and was based in part on a referral from Mueller, 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 inappropriate and unnec-essary,Ž Ryan said in a statement. It resulted in the unnecessary seizure of protected attorney 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.And the law enforcement action will almost certainly amplify the public scrutiny on the pay-ment to Daniels, who says she had sex with Trump in 2006. The payment was made just days before the 2016 presidential election. Trump told reporters last week that he did not know about it.Search warrants are a fairly standard, though aggressive, law enforcement tool and are often sought in cases where authorities are concerned someone may hide or withhold evidence. To obtain one, agents must convince a judge they have probable cause of criminal activity and they believe theyll find evidence of wrongdoing in a search. In this case, 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. TRUMPFrom Page A1June 22. The first time, on a well-being check, he said he found a back door slightly ajar.ŽJurors didnt hear from Mariotti on the witness stand, but they were able to weigh his statements to police and his actions versus that of his friend, Naffziger.Both used Montgom-erys credit cards and both admitted dumping her body in the Ocala National Forest. Both said she died on about June 16. Both pointed the finger at each other.Naffziger testified last week that Mariotti brought her to the house on June 18, where she saw a motionless figure on the couch covered with a blanket. She said she thought it was a drug addict sleeping it off.Mariotti initially told detectives he had done some work in the house, but he denied stealing her credit cards. Confronted with evidence, he admitted he had stolen from her and helped dump her body. He blamed Naffziger. He said he took her to the house on the 18th for a first-time, face-to-face meeting with Montgomery about doing some chores for her. He said he left for an hour to go to the store. When he came back, Montgomery was dead.Naffziger said Mariotti brought her back to the house on June 21, threatened her and ordered her to help him move her body.The trial featured a long line of prisoners in orange jump suits. In one case, Mariotti had a prisoner send a letter to prosecutors claiming that a man named Eric Brown confessed. It was stupid and dishonest,Ž Assistant Public Defender Jamie Kane conceded in his closing remarks. You have a fool and a criminal for a client but that doesnt make him a murderer.ŽKane criticized police for not sending everything to the crime lab, including cigarette butts and drink cups for DNA analysis. In a case of this magnitude, why guess?ŽDefense attorneys also claimed Naffziger lied about not knowing people employed by a shady contractor who had allegedly exploited Montgomery.Assistant State Attorney Rich Buxman counterattacked in his clos-ing statement.How many times did they use the word possible?ŽHe reminded the jurors they must rely on the evidence.Could there have been DNA on a soft drink can? Could a portion of Mont-gomerys body have been carried to the forest by a pickup truck that a sheriffs cadaver dog showed some interest in? he asked.How nice would it be if you could send all the evidence to the crime lab? This is not CSI on TV,Ž he said. It would be nice but its not practical.ŽOf the fingerprints found in the house, most belonged to Mariotti, Buxman said. Only one set belonged to Naffziger, and they were on a box of trash bags. She testi-fied that Mariotti ordered her to bring them into the Florida room where the body was stashed under covers on the couch.Buxman also disputed the testimony of Brittany Burton, who testified that Naffziger confessed to her in jail that she and her boyfriend Bobby JoeŽ strangled Montgomery.Naffziger, testifying briefly Tuesday, said she had no boyfriend named Bobby or Bobby Joe. Burton also claimed Naffziger told her the body was dumped in water.Kane ripped the testi-mony of career witnessŽ Jason Taylor, a convicted felon who involved himself in eight cases by turning states evidence. Taylor testified Mariotti told him the body was dumped in Leesburg.The defense, in present-ing their insect expert, hitched part of their case on a photo that might show a different kind of fly species. It would be important, because a faster-growing species could indicate that she was murdered as early as June 4. Mariotti was in jail from June 8 to 12.The image was too far away to tell, said Dr. Timothy Huntington, the defense expert. Tempera-ture is another factor in estimating time of death, Huntington said.Crime scene investigators said the thermostat was set at 74 degrees. One Leesburg officer testified that while he did not look at the thermostat he thought the house was freezing.ŽHuntington estimated the time of death to be the 11th or 12th. The states expert, Dr. Leon Higley, estimated sometime between late June 14 to the 18th, but probably the 16th. A neighbor testified the last time she saw Montgomery alive was on the 16th. She also testified that she saw a man and a woman driving Montgomerys car on the 21st. Thats the date both Mariotti and Naffziger said they moved the body. MARIOTTIFrom Page A1 Dr. Timothy Huntington testi“ es on Tuesday during the murder trial of David Mariotti. [TOM BENITEZ/ CORRESPONDENT]


A8 Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Michael R. SisakThe Associated PressNORRISTOWN, Pa. „ Bill Cosbys lawyer launched a blistering courtroom attack on the comedians accuser Tuesday, branding her a con artist whose goal was money, money and lots more money.ŽTom Mesereau told jurors in his opening state-ment at the former TV stars sex-assault trial that Andrea Constand wasnt attracted to Cosby but was madly in loveŽ with his fame and money and made up the accusations to score a big payday.He said she hit the jack-potŽ when Cosby paid her $3.4 million more than a decade ago to settle her lawsuit over allegations he drugged and molested her in 2004.Prosecutors say it was the Cosby ShowŽ star who betrayed Constands trust by giving her pills and then violating her at his suburban Philadelphia mansion. Cosby, 80, faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault, each punishable by up to 10 years in prison.A jury deadlocked at his first trial last spring, set-ting the stage for a retrial.Seeking to blunt any skepticism about Con-stands behavior after the alleged assault, prosecutors called as their first witness Tuesday a sexual assault expert, Dr. Barbara Ziv, who told jurors that it is common for vic-tims to be reluctant to go to police and normal for them to maintain contact with perpetrators.Constand spoke with Cosby dozens of times after the alleged assault and waited more than a year before going to the police.Ziv, a psychiatrist, also told jurors that the use of drugs and alcohol can lead to clouded memories and prevent victims from giving a clear account of what happened to them.Some 60 women have come forward with allegations against Cosby dating to the 1960s. In a deposition he gave as part of Constands lawsuit, the long-married comedian acknowledged giving quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with.In the deposition, Cosby said he gave Constand three half-tablets of the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl. Prosecutors have suggested he gave her something stronger „ perhaps quaaludes, a popular party drug in the 1970s that was banned in the U.S. in 1982.During his opening statement Monday, Dis-trict Attorney Kevin Steele revealed the amount of Cosbys settlement with Constand, in an appar-ent attempt to suggest the comedian wouldnt have paid out so much money if the accusations against him were false.Mesereau, who won an acquittal in Michael Jacksons 2005 child molestation case, told the jury instead that Constand was in deep financial trou-ble and set out to exploit her relationship with Cosby. Constand stiffed room-mates on utility bills, racked up big credit card bills and operated a Ponzi scheme while running womens basketball operations at Temple Uni-versity, where Cosby was an alumnus and trustee, Mesereau said.He said Constand went to Cosbys home at least a half-dozen times and sneaked into bed with him at a Connecticut casino.Youre going to be wondering: What did she want from Bill Cosby?Ž Mesereau said. You already know the answer: money, money and lots more money.ŽHe said Constand outlined her scheme to a Temple University colleague, Marguerite Jackson. The defense plans to call Jackson as a witness, and Mesereau said she will testify that Constand „ inspired by a story they saw on the news „ mused about setting up a celebrity so she could sue and get money.A con artist is what you get, ladies and gentlemen of the jury,Ž the defense attorney said. A con artist. And well prove it.ŽCosbys legal team at his first trial wasnt nearly as aggressive in attacking Constand, focusing instead on inconsistencies in her statements to police and arguing the pair had a romantic relationship. The jury that time was not permitted to hear about the settlement, nor was Jackson allowed to take the stand.Under no such constraints this time, the defense let loose on Constand.If Constand wasnt interested in Cosbys advances, Mesereau said, Why do you keep going back and back and back and back? Because theres something that you want. I wonder what it is. Shes now a multimillionaire because she pulled it off.ŽProsecutors have lined up five additional accusers to make the case that the entertainer once revered as Americas DadŽ lived a double life as one of Hollywoods biggest pred-ators. Only one additional accuser took the stand at the first trial.Mesereau urged jurors to ignore the other accus-ers, calling them irrelevant to this case. He also urged them to set aside any sym-pathy they might have for the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct that has toppled Harvey Weinstein, Sen. Al Fran-ken, Matt Lauer and other powerful men in recent months.The comedian arrived at the courthouse Tuesday amid heightened security after a topless protester who appeared on several episodes of The Cosby ShowŽ as a child jumped a barricade on Monday and got within a few feet of Cosby as he entered the courthouse.Cosby was surrounded by five sheriffs deputies as he walked inside Tuesday.The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permis-sion, which Constand has done.Cosby lawyer launches erce attack on accuserBill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial Tuesday at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. [MATT SLOCUM/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 9 | Wednesday, April 11, 2018 A9 The notion that arming teachers is the solution to gun violence in schools is weak. Efforts to address school shootings by instructing teachers how to stem blood loss if someone gets shot take things to a whole new level of absurdity. Talk about putting a Band-Aid on the problem. Schools shouldnt be put in a position of making teachers pack heat and tourniquets because lawmakers lack the courage to strengthen gun regulations. Yet that is the state of affairs nearly two months after 17 students and staff were shot to death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The Florida Legislature took some steps to strengthen gun regulations but mishandled other school-safety measures, while Congress has done even less to prevent mass shootings from occurring. An Associated Press report this week about teachers learning to use tourniquets and other techniques to stem blood loss from gunshot wounds illustrates the problem. About 125,000 teachers, counselors and administrators across the country have been trained in these techniques over the past five years as school officials have become resigned to the grim trend of school shootings, the AP reported. Ive been a trauma surgeon for over 40 years and have seen a lot of gunshot wounds,Ž said Dr. Lenworth Jacobs, who developed the teacher triage idea after operating on victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. An elementary school massacre is entirely different,Ž he said. These are 6-year-olds with wounds from very high-powered weaponry, and it changes you.Ž A sensible societys first priority would be doing more to keep high-velocity, semi-automatic rifles „ like the guns used at Douglas High and Sandy Hook Elementary „ off the streets. Florida lawmakers raised the legal age at which rifles can be bought in the state to 21 but failed to ban the sale of the military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines that are becoming the firearm of choice in public massacres. Instead, lawmakers set aside $67 million for the socalled guardian program to arm teachers. While some Florida school districts have rejected the idea, Lake Public Schools and other school districts in Florida are considering the proposal, which allows teachers and school staff to volunteer for training to carry a weapon and serve as the first line of defense against an attacker. Law enforcement officers should be the only people on school campuses legally permitted to carry firearms. Putting guns into the hands of teachers makes it more likely that someone will be accidentally shot than a school shooting thwarted. Yet the Legislature not only failed to fully fund a mandate for more resource officers in schools, it did the same with $99 million in school hardeningŽ funding. Districts across Florida will be competing through a grant process for the money, which likely wont be available until next year anyway and will provide just a fraction of the funding districts need. The state already shortchanges schools on funding for building and repairing facilities and is now doing the same with money to make those facilities safe. All of this might be laughable if not for the deadly serious consequences of our lawmakers failing to adequately protect students from gun violence. Perhaps the Legislature will find the money for tourniquets.OUR OPINIONA Band-Aid on school shooting problem ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comSome years ago I fell into a passing acquaintance with several rugby players. They were born to the game, in Britain or elsewhere in the Commonwealth. In America, they had taken up club rugby in a league populated by young Americans who had grown up playing American football. The native-born rugby players werent fond of playing with Americans. American boys learn their tackling techniques behind the fortification of a hard-plastic, reinforced helmet and a formidable set of shoulder pads. They are often taught to use their whole bodies as weapons, a technique they do not readily unlearn simply because they no longer have the protection of a helmet. Rugby is a rough game in its own right, but the only protection that Ive seen its players use are mouth guards and a peculiar configuration of pads and straps worn over the head to protect from cauliflower ear. Rugby players make hard tackles, but without protective equipment the tackler learns to protect himself, and the tackled player is safer, as well. In fact, if we really want to make American football safer, wed provide our players with less protection rather than more. Thats unlikely, but rugbystyle tackling may be coming to American football. Last year Texas became the first state to implement a mandatory tackling certification program for its football coaches, and last week the state University Interscholastic League and the Texas High School Coaches Association announced that Seattle-based Atavus Sports has been hired to administer the certification program, beginning this year. Atavus Sports promotes a tackling style adapted from rugby, which emphasizes form and technique over the use of the body as a headfirst projectile. The head is kept out of the way. Atavus contends that this style of tackling is not only safer, but more effective. But Atavuss website pays considerably less attention to safety than to better tackling. Big data has come to tackling. At the heart of Atavuss marketing is Tacklytics, a trademarked program that permits coaches to evaluate your team with 88 data points for every tackle.Ž Within 36 hours after every game, Tacklytics provides a report that compares tackling by individual players and maintains a tackling performance ratingŽ throughout the season. Coaches are empowered to create adaptive tackling plansŽ that help their teams start tackling better immediately.Ž This sounds great. But I wonder if parents who, out of concern for their young sons health, are considering whether to allow them to play football next fall should view this development with a skeptical, or at least critical, eye. At the least, they should keep three facts in mind: First, if parents are concerned about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the cumulative, irreversible brain damage that results from too many hits to the head, they should remember that a great deal of CTE is associated with sub-concussive head-knocking, the kind that offensive linemen, for example, experience on virtually every play and that doesnt involve tackling technique, at all. Second, once a football play begins, the action is essentially chaotic. Attempts to create an illusion of safety by breaking dynamic chaos into component parts „ Atavuss 88 data pointsŽ or USA Footballs Heads Up Football,Ž for example „ should be regarded with considerable skepticism. An x-ray reveals the essential fragility of the neck, spine and cranium. The safety of a game that is built around very fast, very heavy and very aggressive boys and men running hard into each other can only be marginally improved by better equipment and technique. Finally, its worth remembering that efforts to improve the safety of football are often supported by groups that have an interest in a complacent public perception that the health problems associated with the sport can be alleviated. Atavus has a proprietary interest, of course, and so does the NFL, an important supporter of USA Football. Parents should remember also that coaches, administrators and colleges have an interest in player safety that conflicts with other interests. Parents are the only ones who have the unalloyed capacity to decide if football is actually safe enough for their sons to play. John M. Crisp lives in Georgetown, Texas, and can be reached at OPINIONRugby-style tackling calls for parental skepticismI probably just lost $50,000. Thats my first house.Ž So said Illinois farmer Aaron Wernz, speaking to a Wall Street Journal reporter after China announced it would put a hefty 25 percent tariff on U.S. soybeans, which Wernz grows. The tariffs will raise prices to Chinese buyers and cut their purchases, which could cost American soybean growers $1.7 billion. Until now, President Donald Trumps tirades about big trade deficits and bad trade deals amounted mostly to crowd-pleasing rhetoric. Now the words have turned to action, and the action has spurred counteractions „ and the perils of this approach loom like a massive thunderhead. Last month, the administration announced it would put new duties on all imported aluminum and steel, before deciding to exempt Canada, Mexico, the European Union and other countries. The chief target was China, which answered with tariffs on U.S. pork, fruit and nuts. Then the Trump administration announced 25 percent duties on more than 1,300 Chinese products worth some $50 billion. Beijing countered with equal levies on $50 billion of 128 U.S. goods, notably soybeans, corn, cotton, chemicals and cars. There may be more tariffs to come. The latest ones havent gone into effect yet, and with any luck, both sides will find a way to defuse the conflict before it really gets going. If the U.S. and China continue to escalate, American consumers, corporations and farmers all stand to lose big. Illinois „ which grows more soybeans than any other state and more corn than any state but Iowa „ is especially at risk. So, potentially, are other Midwestern states that specialize in exporting manufactured and agricultural goods. Thousands upon thousands of Midwest jobs rely on this regions robust export economy. And whats the possible upside for America? The president, who lacks a basic grasp of the value of international commerce, resents any trade deficit. But his aides say the main goal is to force China to abandon unfair practices such as the forced transfer of American technology by firms doing business there. The complaint is valid, but a trade war would be a reckless overreaction. The best way to curb illegitimate practices is through negotiations that involve give-and-take among the parties. Trump missed a great chance when he walked away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation deal that would have slashed tariffs throughout the region „ and put strong pressure on Beijing, which chose not to participate, to change its ways. China was forced to make big reforms to gain admission to the World Trade Organization in 2001, and it is subject to penalties when it violates WTO rules. But if those rules have been inadequate to combat Chinese abuses, as many American companies attest, then the U.S. ought to be leading the charge to reopen negotiations to tighten them. That course doesnt make for thunderous applause at political rallies. It can be tedious and time-consuming. But it carries far fewer risks, and it has repeatedly succeeded in knocking down trade barriers and generating prosperity. Trade wars, by contrast, are sure to cause economic harm in the short run „ including higher prices to consumers, lost sales to farms and factories, and a drag on the U.S. economy. And there is no guarantee such a fight would solve the problems that led to it. That dire outlook, unfortunately, is what now looms ahead. We were hoping it was just brinkmanship and cooler heads would prevail,Ž Illinois hog farmer Brian Duncan told the Tribunes Greg Trotter. But instead, some of our worst fears seem to be coming true.Ž Sometimes, a little brinkmanship is useful in trade disputes. But nobody benefits from going over the brink. From Tribune News Service.ANOTHER OPINIONAsking for the Midwest: Is this trade war necessary? John Crisp


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The Lake County Fair is in full, and I had the opportunity to check it out. While my son and husband got themselves dizzy on all the fun rides, I enjoyed the art and amazing talent of our Lake County residents. The food exhibits looked so delicious. They had a nice variety of goods, including dehydrated fruit from Cindy Shimansky, who won best of show in her category. I took special notice of these since I started dehydrating last year. I have thoroughly enjoyed my dehydrated delights and look forward to dehydrating some oranges and strawberries before the season ends. There was also a delicious pecan pie cheesecake by Donna Goodwin, who won Best of Show in the cake division, and Kelaie Losh took home the blue ribbon for her Grandmothers peanut butter fudge. There were lots of other winners, and I hope to see more entries next year. Home economics is | Wednesday, April 11, 2018 B1 DINE HEALTHY EATINGEASY NUTRITION BOOSTS Add easy, healthy options to your diet with these suggestions from the Mayo Clinic: € Red beans are a good source of iron, phosphorus and potassium. € Salmon is a good source of omega3 fatty acids, which make your blood less likely to form clots that may cause heart attacks. € Wheat germ is a great source of thiamin, folate, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. DAIRYTIPS FOR FREEZINGWhile certain dairy products freeze well, others require more care. Check out these tips from University of Missouri Extension: € Store butter in moistureand vapor-proof freezer container or wrap for 6 to 9 months. € Cut and wrap hard cheese in small pieces; thaw in refrigerator. When frozen, may show mottled color because of surface moisture. € Do not freeze buttermilk or sour cream. TIP OF THE WEEKDONT MISS BREAKFASTTest these chefinspired timesaving tricks and shortcuts from Success: € Explore the produce section for convenient options, liked peeled eggs, cut fruit and diced veggies. € Opt for simple and creative solutions. For example, you can dress up a batch of quinoa with chopped apples, walnuts and yogurt. BrandpointTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Ze CarterROAMING GOURMETLake County Fair inspires fresh orange marmaladeAlthough Florida oranges are not as pretty as other commercially grown oranges, they have an awesome ” avor and are perfect for marmalade. [SUBMITTED] By Linda FloreaCorrespondentGROVELAND „ Fresh ingredients and everything made in-house keeps custom-ers coming back to authentic Mexican restaurant Coyote Rojo II in Groveland.We make everything here, in house,Ž said Coyote Rojo owner Juan Alfaro. Keep it simple. Why make it hard in our lives when its hard enough?ŽAlfaro started in the res-taurant business and worked his way up to owning his own establishment seven years ago. He said his specialty is faji-tas including steak, chicken, a combo with steak and chicken and supreme with steak, chicken and shrimp. Fajitas are served with red and green peppers and onions and rice, beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo and let-tuce on the side. Prices range from $9.99 for the vegetarian fajita to $14.92 for the supreme.Also available are soups and salads, meal combinations including enchiladas, tacos, burritos, chile relleno, tamales and flautas along with a wide range of favorites including Carne Asada, Grilled Pork and Chile Verde.Beverages include Mexican and traditional sodas, beer, wine and a wine-based margarita.Desserts include tres leches cake, flan, sopapillas and fried ice cream. The menu is available for lunch and dinner and includes a childrens menu.Robert Floyd, his wife Cindy and sons Robert III and Caleb stopped in for lunch. Floyd said hes in the agriculture and tree farm business and often stops for lunch and thought the family would enjoy the food.Robert ordered the Super Coyote Burrito and the rest of the family was working on nachos and tacos.Cindy said shes going to be sure to get extra to bring home.Robert said the good food and service are the reasons they come to Coyote Rojo II.Coyote Rojo II, 214 W. Broad St., is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sundays. The restaurant takes reservations except for Friday and Saturday nights.KEEPING IT SIMPLECoyote Rojo II, 214 W. Broad St. (State Road 50) in G roveland serves authentic Mexican cuisine with fresh ingredients, all made in-house. [PHOTOS BY LINDA FLOREA / CORRESPONDENT] Fajitas are a specialty at Coyote Rojo II, including the supreme with steak, chicken and shrimp. Fajitas are served with red and green peppers and onions and rice, beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo and lettuce on the side. Coyote Rojo II o ers fresh, authentic Mexican food in GrovelandSee ORANGE, B2


By Ellie KriegerThe Washington PostNothing does the trick of making raw or blanched vegetables irresistibly delicious quite the way a drizzle or dip of creamy ranch dressing does. Thats why this ranch redo is so game-changing. It not only compels you to crunch crudites and pile greens onto your plate but does so in a more healthful way. Instead of the typical mayonnaise or sourcream foundation, this recipe calls for just a little mayo to add body and silkiness to a base of kefir, a probiotic-rich cultured milk product that is creamy, pleasantly tangy and pourable kind of like a drinkable yogurt. Because the bounty of good bacteria in kefir digests much of the milks lactose, those who are lactose intolerant typically do not have an issue with it. I also love to sip kefir plain or blend it with fruit into smoothies. I prefer the tartbalancing richness of the full-fat variety, but low-fat kefir is also available if you prefer. For this dressing, besides a little mayo, the kefir is whisked with a touch of lemon juice and the classic ranch seasonings of onion, garlic and herbs. I used only chives to keep it streamlined, but if you have some parsley, dill or cilantro on hand, it would be a nice addition. The dressing is as versatile as any ranch dressing, ready to be used for dipping or for tossing. Here, it gives tender lettuce leaves a creamy, flavorful coating for a simple yet utterly craveable spring salad. „ Krieger is a registered dietitian, nutritionist and author who hosts public televisions Ellies Real Good Food.Ž She blogs and offers a weekly newsletter at a salad and keep things lightTender Lettuces With Ke“ r Ranch Dressing. [JENNIFER CHASE/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST] B2 Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comsomething we should teach more, and no one is too young to be exposed to homemaking. It's such a clich that some feel certain skills are only needed for certain lifestyles. I believe that everyone should learn canning, preserving, gardening and foraging. One does not need to live in the country to be a good farmer. Self-sustainability is vital, and when you know the basics of home economics you will have a healthier lifestyle. My great-grandmother was proficient at canning, and we loved receiving a jar of her Florida pear preserves and apple butter. I love fresh peaches, and every year I can them from Grahams U-Pick Peaches in Umatilla. This past week I had the opportunity to get some awesome Florida oranges and immediately knew I had preserve this goodness for summer. Although Florida oranges are not as pretty as other commercially grown oranges, they have an awesome flavor and are perfect for marmalade. Marmalade made from Florida oranges doesn't compare to any other, and as a bonus, it's easy to make and can. If you dont want to jar it, dont worry. You can keep the marmalade in the fridge for two weeks or freeze for up to six months. The best part about this recipe is that you dont need pectin because the pectin in this recipe comes from the seeds. This recipe will make 1 pint of marmalade. Of course, I made more.ZE'S ORANGE MARMALADE Adapted from Ingredients: 2 Florida oranges cup white sugar 2 tablespoons water 1 cup water Directions: Thoroughly wash oranges. Zest one orange then cut off the ends of both and slice into 1/8-inch thick slices, carefully removing seeds as you go. Set seeds aside in a small bowl and cover with 2 tablespoons of water. Cut orange slices diagonally until you make small dices of peel and ” esh. Place in a medium, heavy bottom sauce pan and add water. Let water and oranges sit for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, add sugar and bring to a rapid boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Bring mixture down to a simmer for 10 minutes. Mixture should be thick. If not, continue to boil another 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the water from the seeds, careful not to add the seeds. Return to heat another 2 minutes while constantly stirring. Remove from heat and place in a sterile halfpint jar. If using a plastic container, allow mixture to cool. Seal and can marmalade. It will last for 1 year or place in fridge for 2 weeks.Ze Carter is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at ORANGEFrom Page B1Ribbons are placed on a display at the Lake County Fair in Eustis. [SUBMITTED] Ingredients € 1/3 cup plain, full-fat ke“ r, well shaken € 2 tablespoons mayonnaise € 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice € teaspoon Dijon mustard € teaspoon onion powder € teaspoon garlic powder (granulated garlic) € teaspoon salt € 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper € 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives 2 medium heads tender lettuces, such as butter or Bibb, leaves torn Steps Whisk together the ke“ r, mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, onion powder, granulated garlic, salt and pepper in a medium bowl, then stir in the chives. Just before serving, gently toss the lettuce with the dressing until coated evenly.Tender lettuces with ke r ranch dressing (4 servings)

PAGE 13 | Wednesday, April 11, 2018 B3If youre still having minor problems with the adjustment to daylight saving time, just be glad you dont live in the days of Thomas Jefferson, when folks had much more to worry about than the subtraction or addition of a single hour. You see, one of the things that enlivened the times of our Founding Fathers was our last major calendar reform. To keep the way men recorded the passage of time in harmony with the actual shifting of the seasons, a shift was made which, in effect, lopped 11 days off the calendar. It was a source of considerable distress, since many people of those times interpreted the move as reducing their lives by 11 days, and there were even riots with people milling about in the streets and shouting, Give us back our 11 days!Ž I dont know about the other Founding Fathers, but Jefferson, known as a rational and scientific individual, calmly changed his birthday to be in line with the new calendar. And thats how the occasion came to be celebrated on April 13. If youd like to drink a toast to our third president, you can use your morning cup of coffee, although a minor change in the way you make it would be appropriate. Forget about the granulated sugar, honey, agave syrup or artificial sweetener you normally use, and reach for the maple sugar instead. Jefferson, it seems, was not only interested in good food, but in what it cost to set good food (and drink) on the table, both at his home, Monticello, and in the White House. He calculated the cost of a single cup of sweetened coffee, including both grounds and double refined maple sugar, at a modest 2 cents. The Jeffersonian method for making coffee, by the way, was clearly and concisely set down, including the stipulation that the water used was to be boiled on hot ashes mixed w. coal.Ž The coffee, ground to the fineness of meal (probably relatively coarse in that day), had the boiling water poured over it, and the mixture was to be boiled till the meal disappears from the top. ... Ž The brew was then poured three times through a flannel strainer. Like the careful accountant he was, Jefferson noted that an ounce of coffee mealŽ brewed this way made a cup and a half of clear coffee.Ž And, he cautioned, the flannel must be rinsed out in hot or cold water for every making.Ž Those flannel strainers are still available in todays world, and if you want one you can probably find it at the nearest Hispanic grocery. But notwithstanding the availability of flannel strainers, authentic Jefferson-style coffee is probably too labor intensive to catch on in our times. Incidentally, Im told that one result of the weird weather this spring is a bumper crop of maple syrup, but I havent heard whether this means lower prices for maple sugar. Even if it does, we arent likely to be seeing Mr. Jeffersons 2-cent cup of java any time soon. In March of 1804, Jefferson calculated that presidential entertaining in Washington would require an annual stock of 415 bottles of champagne, Or say, 500,Ž he amended prudently, no doubt allowing for the occasional unexpected guest. His figures were based on the consumption of 207 bottles of champagne by 651 diners over a period of time. That, by Mr. Jeffersons mathematics, came out to a bottle to three and one-seventh persons.Ž Jefferson never traveled without collecting plants and seeds, cuttings and cookbooks, and is credited with introducing eggplant in the United States. When leaving Italy, he smuggled out a pocketful of rice seed, a crime which could have earned the death penalty had he been caught. One of his legal imports from Italy was a machine for making macaroni. So if you dont want to mark Jeffersons birthday with maple sugar in your morning coffee, you could settle for a dinner with eggplant parmesan served with either macaroni or rice. And dont forget the champagne „ a bottle to each three and one-seventh persons. Mary Ryder is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at POT WATCHERCelebrate Thomas Je ersons birthday with co eeBy Becky KrystalThe Washington PostUsually, I am all about cooking shortcuts. But for the longest time, for whatever reason, I insisted on making my oatmeal on the stove top. Most of the time, what I got was a feeling that I had expended way too much effort on something that should have been simple, not to mention oatmeal that wasnt at the consistency I wanted. Oh, and a messy saucepan that inevitably involved milk burned on the bottom. Maybe its because my husband had taken on the mantle of official oatmeal maker (and pot scrubber). But by the time we had a baby and needed a fast, nutritious breakfast before running out the door to day care and work, I knew I had to perfect a method I had starting tinkering with while I was on maternity leave. The microwave. According to some in-house data collected by oats powerhouse Quaker, 53 percent of consumers make their oatmeal (using instant or rolled oats) in the microwave, 40 percent on the stove top and 2 percent each in the slow cooker or using an overnight method. With these tips, youll be able to make great oatmeal and customize the flavors and toppings so theyre exactly the way you like them. € Think about the bowl. Boiled-over oatmeal in the microwave is annoying and messy. A shallow bowl I used for a while was wide enough to spread everything out so it couldnt bubble over, but the oats came out tough and overcooked. I had better luck once I switched to a narrower but taller bowl. € Start with the recommendations and go from there. Quaker and others suggest a 2-to-1 ratio of liquid to oats. Thats about how I like it, though I often slightly increase the oats to get a thicker consistency. The back-of-the-box instructions also recommend microwaving for 1 minutes, which I have found vastly insufficient for my tastes. If you like a soupy bowl, the lesser time might work for you. € Pick your liquid of choice. Water, milk, almond milk, coconut milk: It all will work. I really like the flavor imparted by coconut milk but prefer the way the oatmeal thickens with dairy. € Add some ingredients before cooking. Timing does matter here. Cookbook author Laura Lea says she prefers to add most ingredients after cooking to preserve flavor (especially vanilla extract), but there are certain items that work well when added to the dried oats. She recommends sea salt, mashed ripe banana, frozen fruit and cocoa powder (a new favorite of mine). Also, consider thickeners such as protein powder or chia seeds; I often add flaxseeds at this point, too. I like to add dried berries before cooking because they plump up nicely. € Others go in after. Once the oatmeal comes out of the microwave (careful, the bowl will be hot!), Lea suggests additions such as nut butters, tahini, maple syrup (a must for me), honey, extracts (almond, vanilla, etc.), cinnamon, coconut oil, fresh fruit, cacao nibs, nuts or seeds, chocolate chips, yogurt, coconut flakes and jam or jelly. If your tastes lean savory, this could be when you put in avocado, roasted vegetables, olive oil, butter, cheese, herbs and a fried or poached egg. One appliance, one bowl, so many possibilities. And not another pot to scrub. My mornings are better already.Make mornings easier with a quick, mess-free bowl of fresh oatmeal If youd like to drink a toast to Thomas Jefferson, you can use your morning cup of coffee, although a minor change in the way you make it would be appropriate. Forget about the granulated sugar, honey, agave syrup or arti“ cial sweetener you normally use, and reach for the maple sugar instead. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] Mary Ryder


B4 Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Becky KrystalThe Washington PostIf making candy sounds like an intimidating project, allow me to introduce you to my new friends: No-bake peanut bars. Theyll remind you of a PayDay bar, but they also share some DNA with Rice Krispies treats. Theres no fussy caramel to make, and you dont even need a thermometer. Or multiple bowls! Everything comes together in a single pot in mere minutes. The double dose of peanuts in the form of whole nuts and peanut butter means these bars are really filling, even in small portions. (You could easily cut more than the suggested 24 bars and still have a satisfying bite.) Theyre perfect for a protein-packed morning or afternoon pick-me-up. Eat with a glass of cold chocolate milk if you want to get that whole peanut butter cup thing going. A note on the peanut butter: Be sure to use a creamy peanut butter labeled as natural,Ž without additives. When we tested this with regular creamy peanut butter, the bars were too greasy. Mini Peanut Bars(Servings: 24 bars) Adapted from Moms Sugar Solution: 150 LowSugar Recipes for Your Kids Favorite Foods, Sweet Treats, and More!Ž by Laura Chalela Hoover (Adams Media, 2018). MAKE AHEAD: The bars can be refrigerated in an airtight container (between layers of parchment or wax paper) for up to two weeks. Ingredients € 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoons unsalted butter € 8 ounces (about 1 cup) natural creamy peanut butter € 14 ounces (1 can) sweetened condensed milk € 2 cups mini marshmallows € 16 ounces unsalted roasted peanuts Steps Line a 9-inch square baking dish with plastic wrap, leaving enough overhang to be able to lift out the slab for easy cutting. Combine the unsalted butter and peanut butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the mixture is smooth and well blended. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and marshmallows; cook for about 3 minutes, stirring, or until smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir in the peanuts so they are evenly distributed. Working quickly, pour the mixture into the baking dish, smoothing it evenly into the corners. Let cool for 30 minutes, then transfer to the freezer for another 30 minutes to “ rm up. Use the plastic wrap to lift out the slab of peanut butter bars. Cut into 24 equal pieces and serve or store in the refrigerator .These peanut bars will be your afternoon pick-me-upMini Peanut Bars. [STACY ZARIN GOLDBERG/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST] By Jennifer FarleyThe Washington PostI create recipes for a living, so I have a vested interest in making sure people know how to select the best ingredients. The quality of the fruits and vegetables you buy can make or break a dish. So Im here to say: Help me help you achieve the best results by making sure you select the right produce. Imagine the sweetest, juiciest summer peach youve ever had, and think about how good it would taste in a freshly baked pie. Im guessing you can also visualize the hard, flavorless peaches from the grocery store. Weve all encountered them. If you think about it, it makes sense that those peaches cant deliver the same amazing pie. It has nothing to do with the recipe! Today, Ill be covering how to shop for produce. Im going to walk you through general guidelines. General guidelines You dont need to remember a ton of specifics before heading to the grocery store or farmers market. Some signs of freshness are unique to specific produce, but these will become second nature. Here are my top tips: 1. Use all of your senses. How does the item look, feel and smell? Look for a smooth exterior and vibrant color; avoid produce with bruises and discoloration. Feel the produce carefully, taking care not to damage it. Over time, you can learn which items should be firm, and which should give slightly when pressed with a finger. 2. Avoid bagged, boxed and prepackaged items. Its hard to use your senses when theres a barrier between you and the produce. Also, rotting items that might not be visible can cause the other produce to spoil faster. 3. Buy locally, in season. Seasonal produce will vary by region and be the freshest things available. Fruits and vegetables that have to travel across the country are often picked before theyre ripe. 4. Ask questions. Dont be afraid to try before you buy at the farmers market. If the produce looks old at the grocery store, ask an employee to bring you better options from the stockroom. Tips for common produce Weve all experienced the frustration of bringing home fruits or vegetables only to discover that theyre rotten on the inside, or that they need days to ripen. Your grocery list can be a great starting point if you want to study up on a few items before shopping. Apples: They should be firm and smooth. Gently press a small area of the fruits skin, and avoid anything noticeably soft, wrinkled, bruised or discolored. Avocados: To tell how ripe they are, look at color and firmness. Ripe Hass avocados have a dark green, almost black skin, and they give just slightly when you press. Underripe avocados will be hard, while overripe avocados will feel mushy, and the skin might feel like its separating from the flesh inside. Berries: Seasonal berries will always have the best flavor. You want bright colors, firmness, a sweet smell and zero visible decay. Since berries are typically sold in clamshell packaging, check the bottoms for liquid or mold. At farmers markets, berries are often sold in open containers, where its easier to spot issues. Broccoli: Avoid broccoli with pale or yellow spots. A strong smell is also a sign that the broccoli is old. The stalks should be firm, with green, crisp leaves. Florets should be dark green. Carrots: Look for bright, smooth and firm carrots, with no limpness or visible cracks. Ideally, the leafy green tops will still be attached since those are a good indicator of freshness. The bulk bin is your best bet, instead of bagged carrots. Citrus fruits: Look for vibrant colors and fruit thats firm but just slightly tender. If the fruit is too firm, it might be lacking in juice. Skip citrus with bruised surfaces that are dull in color and/or mushy. Heft can be an indication of juicy fruit. Garlic: Bulbs should be plump and firm. The papery outer skins should be intact. The garlic should not have an odor. Avoid anything soft or with green sprouts. Leafy greens: Look for bright, crisp, full leaves with a consistent color. Avoid anything slimy or wilted. Mushrooms: Avoid mushrooms with a fishy odor, slimy exterior or noticeable discoloration. While theres sometimes a bit of natural texture (oyster mushrooms), fresh mushrooms will generally have firm, smooth caps and stems. Onions: Look for onions that are firm and heavy, with their papery skins intact. Avoid anything that is sprouting, soft or that has an odor. Peaches: Local, seasonal peaches will always have the best flavor. Select fragrant, colorful peaches that are mostly firm but slightly soft to the touch. Peppers: Both bell and chile peppers should have smooth surfaces and vibrant colors. They should feel firm. Avoid anything wrinkled or bruised. Potatoes/sweet potatoes: Look for firm potatoes without wrinkled skins, sprouting eyes or a green tinge. Summer squash: Summer squash (zucchini, yellow squash, pattypan) will have glossy skin, bright color and fresh appearance. There should be no wrinkles or mushy spots. Tomatoes: Seasonal, locally grown tomatoes will always have the best flavor. Look for smooth, unbroken skin. Tomatoes should be slightly soft but not mushy. Winter squash: When selecting winter squash (pumpkin, butternut, acorn), look for a hard rind. You want something that seems heavy for its size, because in this case, weight is a good indicator of quality.Produce cheat sheet you need to shop with

PAGE 15 | Wednesday, April 11, 2018 C1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 By Will GravesAssociated PressPITTSBURGH „ There's a bit of masochist in Patric Hornqvist. Has to be.How else to explain the thrill the Pittsburgh Penguins forward gets by planting himself in front of an opposing net and daring someone „ be it a goaltender or defender typically within a stick's reach of him „ to move him out of the way by any means necessary?Over the course of three periods on a given night, Hornqvist will be punched, pushed, slashed (both legally and illegally) and gener-ally treated as a piata on skates. And here's the thing. He likes it. A lot. The smile on his face even as he's being chopped to the ice is a dead giveaway."I think he finds com-fort in being a pain in the neck," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said.Sure, it's not quite the career path the 31-year-old envisioned while growing up in Sweden, where the larger interna-tional ice sheets provided Hornqvist plenty of room to do as he pleased. That space has disappeared in the NHL, where the ice surface is smaller, the players bigger and faster, and the goals far harder to come by.So Hornqvist has carved out a niche by volunteering to get to the places on the ice that aren't for the meek „ a 5-foot-11, 189-pound stockpile of kinetic energy. In the process, he's become arguably the best of the net-front masters that will play a pivotal role in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Net-front guys play vital role in NHL playo sBy Robbie AndreuGatehouse MediaGAINESVILLE „ With the spring now down to just two practices and Saturdays Orange & Blue Game, Flori-das situation at quarterback appears to be about the same as it was heading into the first practice.There has been no separation between the four quarterbacks, no indication who the eventual starter might be.But then UF coach Dan Mullen hasnt necessarily been looking for separation over these past three weeks. "No, for me (there has been no separation),Ž Mullen said Monday. I don't think I've paid attention to separation. I'm watching all the guys and really worrying about how we're getting better.Especially with where we are with a new roster, to me, everybody starting over, is it's a long time before we have to make any decisions or play a game. So I'm not that con-cerned about that right now. Guys are battling for playing time.ŽMullen said the quarter-backs did show improvement from the first scrimmage to the second, which was held Saturday and closed to the public. He said the quarterbacks „ Feleipe Franks, Kyle Trask, Jake Allen and Emory Jones „ improved in their decision making and how they man-aged the game.There were some things that I saw with them that Showing improvementFlorida quarterbacks work on a drill during a practice last month. Feleipe Franks put up some better numbers in Saturdays scri mmage. [BRAD MCCLENNY / GATEHOUSE MEDIA] RECREATION | C5LEESBURG SOCCER LEAGUE IS A HIT Gators QBs continue development at second scrimmageSee NHL, C3 See GATORS, C3By Tim ReynoldsThe Associated PressA look at the NBA playoff picture, with two days remaining in the regular season and now only one berth left to be decided: The scenariosThe NBA says there are 56 possible seeding scenarios still in play going into the final two days of the regular season. All but one of the 16 playoff spots have been clinched, with the Minnesota-Denver game on Wednesday deciding the final berth in the postseason. But going into Tuesday, the next-to-last day of the regu-lar season, only five of the 16 seeds have been wrapped up.The Portland-Utah winner on Wednesday will finish No. 3 in the Western Conference, but if the Jazz lose they could fall as far as No. 7 depending on the outcome of other games.San Antonio, Oklahoma City and New Orleans could all be anywhere from fourth through eighth in the West. Minnesota would finish any-where from fifth through eighth if it tops Denver, and the Nuggets „ if they beat the Timberwolves „ will be fifth, sixth or seventh.Houston is No. 1 in the West, followed by Golden State at No. 2. The clinched East seeds are No. 1 Toronto, No. 2 Boston and No. 5 Indiana.Philadelphia and Cleveland will be No. 3 and No. 4 in the Spurs, Pelicans, Thunder all in; 1 spot le in West raceBy Janie McCauleyThe Associated PressOAKLAND, Calif. „ Not until Nate McMillan began being fitted for custom-made suits a few years into his NBA career three decades ago did he understand just how far his arms reached.When Bill Walton dominated at UCLA in the 1970s, no one ever measured his wingspan „ from fingertips to fingertips and arms outstretched.Neither knew their wingspans then, and they still dont. That is not the case for young players.Yeah, I found that out once I bought my first suit,Ž the 6-foot-5 McMillan, a 12-year pro now coaching the Pacers, said with a chuckle, realizing his arms stretched more than 3 feet each.Once limited to descriptions of birds, wingspan has become one of the most important measurements for basketball prospects over the past decade. Coaches marvel at players with long arms, figuring they will more easily grab rebounds, block shots, steal passes and shoot over defenders.The average man has a wingspan about 2 inches more than his height. But several NBA players pop off the chart because of their long arms.Its no coincidence that Jazz center Rudy Gobert, who stands 7-1 and led the NBA in blocks last season, has the longest wingspan in the league at 7 feet, 9 inches.NBA teams paying attention to players wingspanUtah Jazz center Rudy Gobert defends against the Golden State Warriors in a March 25 contest in Oakland, Calif. [JEFF CHIU/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See NBA, C3 See WINGSPAN, C3


C2 Wednesday, April 11, 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 TODAYS LOCAL SCHEDULE PRO BASKETBALL NBAEASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT. GB z-Toronto 59 22 .728 „ x-Boston 54 26 .675 4 x-Philadelphia 50 30 .625 8 New York 28 53 .346 31 Brooklyn 28 53 .346 31 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Miami 43 38 .531 „ x-Washington 42 38 .525 Charlotte 35 46 .432 8 Atlanta 24 57 .296 19 Orlando 24 57 .296 19 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Cleveland 50 31 .617 „ x-Indiana 48 33 .593 2 x-Milwaukee 44 37 .543 6 Detroit 38 43 .469 12 Chicago 27 54 .333 23WESTERN CONFERENCESOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB z-Houston 64 16 .800 „ x-San Antonio 47 34 .580 17 New Orleans 47 34 .580 17 Dallas 24 57 .296 40 Memphis 22 59 .272 42 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Portland 48 33 .593 „ x-Utah 47 33 .588 x-Oklahoma City 47 34 .580 1 Minnesota 46 35 .568 2 Denver 46 35 .568 2 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB y-Golden State 58 23 .716 „ L.A. Clippers 42 39 .519 16 L.A. Lakers 34 46 .425 23 Sacramento 26 55 .321 32 Phoenix 20 61 .247 38x-clinched playoff berth; y-won division; z-clinched conferenceMondays GamesToronto 108, Detroit 98 Brooklyn 114, Chicago 105 Cleveland 123, New York 109 Oklahoma City 115, Miami 93 Milwaukee 102, Orlando 86 Minnesota 113, Memphis 94 San Antonio 98, Sacramento 85 Denver 88, Portland 82 New Orleans 113, L.A. Clippers 100Tuesdays GamesCharlotte at Indiana, late Philadelphia at Atlanta, late Boston at Washington, late Phoenix at Dallas, late Golden State at Utah, late Houston at L.A. Lakers, lateToday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 NHL STANLEY 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: 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: 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: 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, TBAPITTSBURGH VS. PHILADELPHIAToday: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Friday: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Sunday: 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: 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. MINNESOTAToday: Minnesota at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Friday: Minnesota at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. Sunday: 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 ANGELESToday: Los Angeles at Vegas, 10 p.m. Friday: Los Angeles at Vegas, 10 p.m. Sunday: 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: 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, TBAAHLEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA y-Lehigh Valley 74 45 19 5 5 100 253 215 x-WB/Scranton 73 43 22 6 2 94 245 217 x-Providence 73 43 25 3 2 91 219 180 x-Charlotte 74 44 26 1 3 92 253 208 Bridgeport 73 36 29 5 3 80 202 203 Hartford 74 32 33 6 3 73 202 249 Spring“ eld 73 32 34 5 2 71 206 221 Hershey 74 29 36 4 5 67 197 245 North Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA y-Toronto 73 51 18 2 2 106 240 162 x-Syracuse 73 44 21 3 5 96 229 184 x-Rochester 73 35 21 11 6 87 224 214 x-Utica 73 37 25 7 4 85 205 208 Binghamton 73 25 37 7 4 61 187 237 Belleville 73 28 40 2 3 61 184 255 Laval 74 24 40 7 3 58 201 271 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Chicago 72 39 22 7 4 89 228 194 x-Manitoba 73 40 25 4 4 88 245 194 x-Grand Rapids 73 40 25 1 7 88 223 201 Rockford 73 39 26 4 4 86 226 220 Milwaukee 73 38 30 4 1 81 211 224 Iowa 73 31 26 10 6 78 222 239 Cleveland 73 24 39 7 3 58 183 247 Paci“ c Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Tucson 65 39 20 5 1 84 201 168 x-Ontario 65 36 22 4 3 79 194 178 San Diego 65 36 25 3 1 76 197 184 x-Texas 73 36 24 8 5 85 213 223 Stockton 65 32 27 2 4 70 199 197 San Jose 65 31 26 4 4 70 178 193 Bakers“ eld 65 30 25 9 1 70 179 199 San Antonio 73 34 29 10 0 78 190 206 x-clinched playoff berth; y-clinched division title; 2 points for a win, 1 for an OT or shootout loss; Standings determined by winning percentage (not shown) not by pointsMondays GamesNone scheduledTuesdays GamesChicago at Milwaukee, late Rockford at Iowa, lateTodays GamesSyracuse at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Grand Rapids at Texas, 8:30 p.m. San Jose at Bakers“ eld, 9:30 p.m. Ontario at Stockton, 10 p.m. Tucson at San Diego, 10 p.m.Thursdays GamesManitoba at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Grand Rapids at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Bakers“ eld at San Jose, 10 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA New York City FC 4 0 1 13 10 4 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 0Today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) 2April 4Barcelona (Spain) 4, Roma (Italy) 1 Liverpool (England) 3, Manchester City (England) 0Second Leg TuesdayRoma (Italy) 3, Barcelona (Spain) 0, 4-4 aggregate; Roma advances on 1-0 away goals Manchester City (England) 1, Liverpool (England) 2, Liverpool advances on 5-1 aggregateTodayBayern 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 Chicago -197 Pittsburgh +182 at Washington -140 Atlanta +130 at St. Louis Off Milwaukee Off at Colorado -170 San Diego +158 at San Francisco -109 Arizona -101 at Philadelphia -110 Cincinnati +100 New York -145 at Miami +135American Leagueat Chicago Off Tampa Bay Off Houston -160 at Minnesota +150 Seattle -130 at Kansas City +120 at Cleveland -275 Detroit +245 at Baltimore -105 Toronto -105 at Boston -109 New York -101 at Texas -108 Los Angeles -102Interleagueat L.A. Dodgers -191 Oakland +176NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Detroit 1 211 at Chicago at Miami Off Off Toronto at Cleveland Off Off New York at Philadelphia Off Off Milwaukee at Minnesota 3 214 Denver at Oklahoma City Off Off Memphis at New Orleans 3 212 San Antonio at Orlando Off Off Washington at Boston Off Off Brooklyn at Portland 3 201 Utah at Sacramento Off Off Houston at L.A. Clippers Off Off L.A. LakersNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Stanley Cup PlayoffsTodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Winnipeg -173 Minnesota +161 at Pittsburgh -183 Philadelphia +168 at Vegas -130 Los Angeles +120 at Tampa Bay -210 New Jersey +190Thursdayat Boston -150 Toronto +140 at Washington -143 Columbus +133 at Nashville -272 Colorado +242 at Anaheim -144 San Jose +134 Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLMajor League BaseballMLB „ Suspended Arizona manager Torey Lovullo one game and “ ned him an undisclosed “ ne for his inappropriate actions in the top of the second inning of an April 8 game against St. Louis. Suspended St. Louis C Yadier Molina one game for his actions during the incident, which included making contact with Umpire Tim Timmons. Suspended Arizona Diamondbacks minor league C Jose Herrera 50-game without pay after testing positive for Methylhexaneamine and Oxilofrine, stimulants in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.American LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Recalled RHP Yefry Ramirez from Norfolk (IL). Designated LHP Nestor Cortes, Jr. for assignment. BOSTON RED SOX „ Recalled INF Tzu-Wei Lin from Pawtucket (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Placed OF Alex Gordon on the 10-day DL, retroactive to April 9. Recalled OF Abraham Almonte from Omaha (PCL). NEW YORK YANKEES „ Signed OF Shane Robinson and selected him from Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre (IL). Designated INF-OF Jace Peterson for assignment. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Placed 1B Kendrys Morales on the 10-day DL. Recalled LHP Tim Mayza from Buffalo (IL).National LeagueCHICAGO CUBS „ Placed 1B Anthony Rizzo on the 10-day DL, retroactive to April 6. Selected the contract of INF-OF Efren Navarro from Iowa (PCL). CINCINNATI REDS „ Selected the contract of RHP Tanner Rainey from Louisville (IL). Designated RHP Yovani Gallardo for assignment. NEW YORK METS „ Acquired OF Kendall Coleman from the New York Yankees for INF-OF L.J. Mazzilli. Recalled RHP Corey Oswalt from Las Vegas (PCL). Optioned OF Brandon Nimmo to Las Vegas. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS „ Optioned RHP Roberto Gomez to Sacramento (PCL). Recalled RHP Tyler Beede from Sacramento. WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Reinstated C Miguel Montero from the paternity list. Placed C Jhonatan Solano on the 10-day DL, retroactive to April 7.Can-Am LeagueNEW JERSEY JACKALS „ Signed RHP Mat Latos. SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS „ released RHP Aaron Brooks.Frontier LeagueSCHAUMBURG BOOMERS „ Signed RHP Chris Hall. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS „ Signed C/1B Stephen Lohr. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS „ Signed OF Roman Collins.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueDETROIT LIONS „ Placed OT Emmett Cleary on the reserve-retired list.Canadian Football LeagueWINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS „ Signed WR Tony Stevens.HOCKEYAmerican Hockey LeagueAHL „ Suspended Hershey D Tyler Lewington one game for his actions in an April 8 game at Charlotte. MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS „ Recalled D Rick Pinkston from Atlanta (ECHL). SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE „ Signed D Taylor Richart, F Charlie Sampair, F Alexei Toropchenko and F David Noel. Recalled F Dmitrii Sergeev from Tulsa (ECHL).OLYMPIC SPORTSUSADA „ Announced cyclist Dylan Lima tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a one-year sanction for his violation. USA LUGE „ Named Erin Warren president. Announced Jim Leahy, CEO will serve another four years. Named Bill Tavares head coach of the national team and Robert Fegg junior national team head coach.COLLEGESAUBURN „ Announced sophomore C Austin Wiley has declared for the NBA draft. EVANSVILLE „ Named Terrence Commodore and Chris Sparks mens assistant basketball coaches and Logan Baumann director of basketball operations. FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON-FLORHAM „ Named Jennifer Noon athletic director effective June 1. LETOURNEAU „ Named Mesa Allison mens and womens cross country coach. MIAMI „ Agreed to terms with mens basketball coach Jim Larranaga on a two-year contract extension through the 2023-24 season. MINNESOTA „ Named Rob Jeter mens assistant basketball coach. NOTRE DAME „ Signed mens basketball coach Mike Brey to a contract extension through the 2024-25 season. RUTGERS „ Did not renew the contract of womens gymnastics coach Louis Levine. TEXAS TECH „ Promoted Brian Burg to mens basketball assistant coach. PRO BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L Pct. GB Boston 8 1 .889 „ Toronto 7 4 .636 2 New York 5 5 .500 3 Baltimore 4 7 .364 5 Tampa Bay 3 8 .273 6 CENTRAL DIVISION W L Pct. GB Cleveland 5 5 .500 „ Minnesota 4 4 .500 „ Detroit 4 5 .444 Kansas City 3 5 .375 1 Chicago 3 7 .300 2 WEST DIVISION W L Pct. GB Houston 9 2 .818 „ Los Angeles 8 3 .727 1 Seattle 4 4 .500 3 Oakland 4 7 .364 5 Texas 4 8 .333 5Mondays GamesTampa Bay 5, Chicago White Sox 4 Cleveland 2, Detroit 0 Toronto 7, Baltimore 1 Kansas City 10, Seattle 0 L.A. Angels 8, Texas 3 Houston 2, Minnesota 0Tuesdays GamesTampa Bay 6, Chicago White Sox 5 Detroit at Cleveland, late Toronto at Baltimore, late N.Y. Yankees at Boston, late L.A. Angels at Texas, late Houston at Minnesota, late Seattle at Kansas City, late Oakland at L.A. Dodgers, lateTodays GamesHouston (McCullers 1-1) at Minnesota (Gibson 1-0), 1:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (TBD) at Chicago White Sox (Shields 1-0), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (Paxton 0-1) at Kansas City (Duffy 0-2), 2:15 p.m. Detroit (Zimmermann 0-0) at Cleveland (Carrasco 2-0), 6:10 p.m. Toronto (Estrada 1-0) at Baltimore (Gausman 0-1), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 1-1) at Boston (Price 1-0), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Barria 0-0) at Texas (Moore 0-2), 8:05 p.m. Oakland (Mengden 0-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Wood 0-1), 10:10 p.m.Thursdays GamesDetroit at Cleveland, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L Pct. GB New York 8 1 .889 „ Atlanta 6 4 .600 2 Washington 5 5 .500 3 Philadelphia 4 5 .444 4 Miami 3 7 .300 5 CENTRAL DIVISION W L Pct. GB Pittsburgh 8 2 .800 „ Milwaukee 6 5 .545 2 Chicago 5 5 .500 3 St. Louis 4 6 .400 4 Cincinnati 2 7 .222 5 WEST DIVISION W L Pct. GB Arizona 8 2 .800 „ Colorado 5 6 .455 3 San Francisco 4 5 .444 3 Los Angeles 3 6 .333 4 San Diego 3 8 .273 5Mondays GamesMilwaukee 5, St. Louis 4, 10 innings Philadelphia 6, Cincinnati 5 Washington 2, Atlanta 0 N.Y. Mets 4, Miami 2 San Diego 7, Colorado 6 Arizona 2, San Francisco 1 Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, ppd.Tuesdays GamesPittsburgh 8, Chicago Cubs 5 Atlanta at Washington, late Cincinnati at Philadelphia, late N.Y. Mets at Miami, late Milwaukee at St. Louis, late San Diego at Colorado, late Oakland at L.A. Dodgers, late Arizona at San Francisco, lateTodays GamesAtlanta (McCarthy 2-0) at Washington (Cole 0-1), 1:05 p.m. Milwaukee (TBD) at St. Louis (Wainwright 0-1), 1:15 p.m. San Diego (Perdomo 1-1) at Colorado (Marquez 0-1), 3:10 p.m. Arizona (Ray 2-0) at San Francisco (Cueto 1-0), 3:45 p.m. Cincinnati (Castillo 0-2) at Philadelphia (Pivetta 1-0), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 0-0) at Miami (Garcia 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Brault 2-0) at Chicago Cubs (Lester 1-0), 8:05 p.m. Oakland (Mengden 0-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Wood 0-1), 10:10 p.m.Thursdays GamesPittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 6:40 p.m. Colorado at Washington, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. GOLF UPCOMING TOURNAMENTSAll times EasternPGA TOUR RBC HERITAGESite: Hilton Head Island, S.C. Course: Harbourtown GL. Yardage: 7,099. Par: 71. Purse: $6.7 million. Winners share: $1,206,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (NBC Sports). Defending champion: Wesley Bryan. Last week: Patrick Reed won the Masters. FedEx Cup leader: Justin Thomas. Notes: South Carolina native Dustin Johnson returns to Hilton Head for the “ rst time since 2009, having signed an endorsement deal with RBC that features the logo on his bag. Johnson missed cut both times he played the event, in 2008 and 2009. ... The RBC Heritage has the No. 1 player for the second time in three years. Jason Day tied for 23rd in 2016. ... Wesley Bryan last year became the “ rst South Carolina native to win the tournament. ... The “ eld features 33 players who were at the Masters last week, 11 having missed the cut. ... Five-time Heritage winner Davis Love III is in the “ eld, with son Dru playing on a sponsors exemption. Davis Love Jr. played the tournament in 1969 and 1970, making the Loves the “ rst three-generation family to compete at Harbourtown. ... Steve Stricker is playing Hilton Head for the “ rst time in 20 years. ... The last “ ve winners of the RBC Heritage have started the “ nal round at least three shots behind. ... To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the tournament, the lighthouse behind the 18th green will feature a tartan wrapping. The winner gets a tartan jacket. ... Arnold Palmer won the inaugural event. Next week: Valero Texas Open. Online: LPGA TOUR LOTTE CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Kapolei, Hawaii. Course: Ko Olina GC. Yardage: 6,397. Par: 72. Purse: $2 million. Winners share: $300,000. Television: Wednesday-Saturday, 7-11 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Cristie Kerr. Last tournament: Pernilla Lindberg won the ANA Inspiration. Race to CME Globe leader: Inbee Park. Notes: For the second straight year, the LPGA Tour has not had a repeat winner through its “ rst major of the year. Last year, it took until the last week in June before So Yeon Ryu became the “ rst multiple winner of the year. ... The only Hawaii event on the LPGA schedule starts on Wednesday for a Saturday “ nish. ... After seven tournaments, the Americans and South Koreans have three victories each. The other victory belongs to Swedens Pernilla Lindberg, who won the ANA Inspiration in a playoff for her “ rst major. ... Julieta Granada of Paraguay, who won $1 million in the winner-take-all format of the 2006 LPGA Tour Championship, shot 68 to earn a spot in the Lotte Championship through a quali“ er. ... The last four champions are in the “ eld, including Michelle Wie of Honolulu and defending champion Cristie Kerr. ... The LPGA Tour begins a stretch of 13 events over 14 weeks. After Hawaii, it heads to Los Angeles and San Francisco. Next week: HUGEL-JTBC Championship in Los Angeles. Online: PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CLASSICSite: Duluth, Ga. Course: TPC Sugarloaf. Yardage: 7,259. Par: 72. Purse: $1.8 million Winners share: $270,000. Television: Friday, noon-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Stephen Ames. Last tournament: Steve Stricker won the Rapiscan Systems Classic. Schwab Cup leader: Steve Stricker. Notes: The “ eld features all “ ve past champions, including Bernhard Langer, and 31 of the top 36 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings. ... Langer, Fred Couples and Vijay Singh all made the cut last week at the Masters. Langer and Couples tied for 38th, while Singh “ nished 49th. ... Four other players in the Masters are playing at the TPC Sugarloaf „ Jose Maria Olazabal, Sandy Lyle, Mark OMeara and Larry Mize. ... Tom Watson is making his 200th career start on the PGA Tour Champions. ... TPC Sugarloaf hosted a PGA Tour event from 1997 through 2008. Scott McCarron won there twice. ... Steve Stricker, the only multiple winner this year, is playing the PGA Tour this week. Next tournament: Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge on April 20-22. Online: EUROPEAN TOUR SPANISH OPENSite: Madrid. Course: Centro Nacional de Golf. Yardage: 7,096. Par: 72. Purse: 1.5 million euros. Winners share: 250,000 euros. Television: Thursday-Friday, 6-8 a.m., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Golf Channel); SaturdaySunday, 8 a.m. to noon (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Andrew Johnston in 2016. Last week: Patrick Reed won the Masters. Race to Dubai leader: Patrick Reed. Notes: Shubhankar Sharma had led the Race to Dubai the last nine weeks until Reed, a European Tour member, won the Masters to replace him. ... The Spanish Open returns after a one-year hiatus. ... The 25 Spaniards in the “ eld include Jon Rahm and Rafa Cabrera Bello, both among the top 25 in the world. ... Andrew BeefŽ Johnston won his only European Tour title at the Spanish Open two years ago. ... The tournament has not been played at Centrol Nacional de Golf in 10 years, when Charl Schwartzel won to claim his second European Tour title. ... The Spanish Open dates to 1912 and “ rst was won by Arnaud Massey, who won the 1907 British Open. Past champions include Arnold Palmer, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Bernhard Langer. Next week: Trophee Hassan II. Online: www.europeantour.comCOLLEGE LACROSSE 7 p.m. FS1 „ Notre Dame at Marquette COLLEGE SOFTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 „ Florida at Florida St. GOLF 7 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, LOTTE Championship, “ rst round, at Kapolei, Hawaii MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Houston at Minnesota OR Atlanta at Washington 2 p.m. SUN „ Tampa Bay at Chicago White Sox 7 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, N.Y. Yankees at Boston OR Toronto at Baltimore NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN „ Milwaukee at Philadelphia FS-Florida „ Washington at Orlando 10:30 p.m. ESPN „ Utah at Portland NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. CNBC „ NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Western Conference, “ rst round, Game 1, Minnesota at Winnipeg NBCSN „ NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Eastern Conference, “ rst round, Game 1, Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 10 p.m. NBCSN „ NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Western Conference, “ rst round, Game 1, Los Angeles at Vegas SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FS1 „ UEFA Champions League, quarter“ nal, 2nd leg, Real Madrid vs. Juventus FS2 „ UEFA Champions League, quarter“ nal, 2nd leg, Bayern Munich vs. Sevilla Have a local sporting event you would like to have included in our schedule? Email details to Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at paul.jenkins@ HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Villages at Tavares, 4 p.m. Wildwood at Umatilla, 6 p.m. Springstead at South Sumter, 7 p.m. Lecanto at The Villages, 7 p.m. GIRLS LACROSSE East Ridge at Windermere Prep, 4:30 p.m. Lake Nona at Lake Minneola, 6:30 p.m. TENNIS Dunnellon at The Villages (boys), 4 p.m.Collin Teegarden accounted for Lake-Sumter State Colleges only run with a solo homer in the third inning as the College of Central Florida defeated the Lakehawks 4-1 on Monday in Ocala.Angel Padilla and Maurice James had one single apiece for Lake-Sumter for the only other hits by the Lakehawks.Lake-Sumter falls to 14-27-1 overall and 6-11 in Mid-Florida Conference play. Cen-tral Florida improves to 24-12-1 overall and 12-5 in the conference.LSSC baseball drops 41 decision to Central Florida NEW YORK MLB: Percentage of black players highest since 12 The percentage of black players from the United States and Canada on opening-day active rosters rose to 8.4 percent, its highest level since at least 2012.Major League Baseball attributed the increase at least partly to its efforts to increase base-ball youth participation with programs that include Urban Youth Academies and Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI).Its been a huge investment for us,Ž Renee Tirado, MLBs chief diversity and inclusion officer, said Monday. Obviously growing the game amongst our players is a priority, so that uptick has definitely been from a concerted effort.ŽAs the 71st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the major league color bar-rier approaches Sunday, MLB said the percentage was up from 7.7 last year and 8.27 the previous two seasons.CHARLOTTE, N.C.Monster Energy extends NASCAR sponsorshipMonster Energy will remain the title sponsor of NASCARs top Cup Series through 2019 in an extension announced Tuesday. Monster is not expected to be back after next year as NASCAR will re-evaluate how it sells its sponsorship. The Monster contract with NASCAR is estimated to be worth $20 million annually.The energy drink company signed a two-year deal in late 2016. The initial contract was an instant success for Monster, which saw Kurt Busch drive a car sponsored by Monster Energy to victory in the Daytona 500. The brand is a strong fit for NASCAR as the series tries to energize its fan base and appeal to a younger demographic. The Associated PressIN BRIEF


The NBA playoffs begin Saturday, and an extra inch of reach can lead to a blocked shot or steal that might alter a series or a season.Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is nicknamed the Greek FreakŽ in part because he stands 6-11 with a 7-3 wingspan and giant hands. The explosive Russell Westbrook is 6-3, with a wingspan of 6-8, which helps him be one of the best rebound-ing guards in history.Every asset that a player has might make up for something else. If somebodys short, hope-fully theyre quick. The wingspan sure helps a lot of people,Ž Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said You look at size of hands, wingspans. Look at John Stocktons arms or Avery Johnsons arms and theyre very long, and their hands are very big. They can control the basketball, they can do things with it.A wingspan always helps people, whether its blocking shots or deflections on defense.ŽIn recent seasons, Warriors high-scoring All-Star Kevin Durant has become more deter-mined to use his 7-5 wingspan to make more of an impact on defense.Durant, the reign-ing NBA Finals MVP is quick to point out that his length allows him to make up for other areas, including being far leaner than most NBA players. | Wednesday, April 11, 2018 C3Hornqvist scored 29 times this season for the twotime defending Stanley Cup champions, most of them coming from in tight. Some on deflec-tions. Others on rebounds. Others still when he man-aged to thrust his stick in the middle of chaos and find the order in it. Oh, and the puck, too.They call the corners and the front of the net the "dirty area." Maybe, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Especially in the postseason."Usually it's not the pretty goal that wins the game," said Predators forward Scott Hartnell, no stranger to the mosh pit that doubles as the area just outside the goal crease. "It's the one-two-three-four whacks on it and it goes in."The goal that propelled the Penguins to a second title last June came not from Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin or Kris Letang but by Hornqvist doing what he does as well as anyone in the NHL „ collecting Justin Schultz's shot off the end boards then banking it off Nashville's Pekka Rinne and into the net late in Game 6 of the 2017 Stan-ley Cup finals."I love to be where it's hot, especially in those areas in front of the net," Hornqvist said. "It's prob-ably the best place to be."And, in a weird way, it's a pretty effective path to career longevity. Hornqvist just signed a five-year contract exten-sion over the winter. Hartnell will turn 36 later this month. Tampa Bay's Chris Kunitz „ who filled a role similar to Hornqvist's while helping the Penguins to three Cups before joining the Lightning „ played in all 82 games this year for the Eastern Conference's top seed at age 38.Pain, it turns out, has its perks. Washington's Tom Wilson, just 24, points to players like Hornqvist and Philadelphia's Wayne Simmonds as a role model of sorts."(Simmonds) will tip the puck, he'll turn and he'll find it," Wilson said. "He's strong enough to be able to get two or three chances. And you've got to be strong enough in order to be able to do something with it after you find it."Hornqvist brushes off the notion that he's special, saying only "I take pride in what I do out there." He points out he scored 15 power-play goals this season „ third most in the league „ not so much because of any particular talent he may have but because he happens to play on the same unit as Crosby and Malkin.Defenses can become so intent on trying to keep Pittsburgh's two stars in check that Hornqvist has a knack of finding the open spot. And if the puck happens to show up there, too, even better.Crosby isn't so sure. Asked if there's an art to Hornqvist's approach to his job, the two-time MVP nods."I think it's a skill," Crosby said. "It takes a lot of determination, a lot of courage but there's also some thought that goes into it, too. I think you can't have one without the other and I think he's able to find ways to create space and find pucks and battle all through that stuff in order to create goals there."It goes beyond putting the puck in the net. Hornqvist, Hartnell and the rest can be just as effective doing things that never show up on a goal sheet, be it creating a screen or occupying a pair of defenders or simply refusing to get out of the way."There's obviously the guys that work well with the shooter, moving screens, on the same page," Washington goal-tender Braden Holtby said. "And then there's just the guys that they just get in there and kind of frustrate you and run interference and stuff like that. It's more those tiny little jabs that throw you off balance that the ref or no one else sees."Hornqvist does it all. Rookie forward Zach Aston-Reese marvels at Hornqvist's ability to both use his stick "like an axe" while absorbing all manner of abuse without letting his frustration get the best of him."We played Washington and he had three guys punching him in the head and for him to be like cool, calm and collected and not retaliate, not drop his gloves," AstonReese said. "There's a huge mental capacity to it."A capacity Hornqvist and the rest of his breth-ren will have to rely on in the postseason, when goals of any variety are at a premium and where the traffic jams in front of the net are not for the claus-trophobic. Some players will have to find a way to adapt. Not so for guys like Hornqvist."He plays every game like it's a playoff game," Crosby said. "What he has to deal with is exactly what you face every night in the playoffs with how hard you have to compete in front of the net to find those loose pucks, yeah I think he finds a way to elevate his game." NHLFrom Page C1 they improved on,Ž Mullen said. There were some mistakes that they still made that I was disappointed with. They handled some hard situ-ations very well, and then all of the sudden they got like the easiest situation (and they didnt handle it well).They started getting used to handling all these exotic blitzes coming at them. Set in a base defense out there and everybody like freaked out because it was a base defense. Im like, Come on, its back to day one. You cant miss those opportunities.But overall I thought they managed the game better than the week before.ŽNo one struggled more in the first scrimmage than Franks, last seasons starter. He completed only 7 of 22 passes and threw two interceptions before hitting some big passes late. He rebounded nicely in Saturdays scrimmage. He was more consistent moving the offense and he accounted for four touch-downs „ three passing and one rushing.He did good,Ž Mullen said. I still think weve got to complete a higher percentage of passes. But thats not always the accuracy. Sometimes its decision making.On first-and-10, when do I want to take a shot or when do I want to just check down and go play the next play? When do I want to scramble around and improvise and make something great happen? And when is the time to just throw it away and well figure it out later, on the next play?I thought Feleipe was a lot better at that. Num-ber-wise, Felipe had the best numbers at the quar-terback position.ŽTrask, who outper-formed Franks in the first scrimmage, had a touch-down pass, but also threw an interception Saturday. The pick was made by redshirt freshman line-backer Ventrell Miller.For Jones, the true freshman, it was a little more of a struggle. He threw a late pick-six to sophomore cornerback Brian Edwards and also had a fumble."He's working and learning how to be a college player,Ž Mullen said. I think he's grown, I think he's improved and we've been patient with the situations we've put him in to try to let him learn and build confidence."Overall, the quarterbacks need to not only know the offense, but also know how to effectively use it in different situa-tions, Mullen said.If I hand you a Lambo-rghini it doesnt mean you have to drive 150 miles an hour every second of every day,Ž he said. There are times when you want to open it up a little bit. Theres other times where Ive got to stop at a stop sign, follow the speed limit. Theyve got to learn when those opportunities are and how to take advantage of them.Ž GATORSFrom Page C1 WINGSPANFrom Page C1 East, in some order. Going into Tuesday, Milwaukee, Miami and Washington all could finish either sixth, sev-enth or eighth in the East.West updateThe playoffs start Wednesday.Officially, thats not true. But the Denver at Minnesota game on Wednesday night may as well be considered a play-in game: Winner moves on, loser goes home.Monday started with four spots available out West, and ended with only one still unclaimed. New Orleans, San Anto-nio and Oklahoma City all won to clinch their playoff berths „ the Spurs doing so for the 21st consecutive year, tying Portland for the second-longest run in NBA history and moving one shy of tying Philadelphias league record (which started when the 76ers were the Syracuse Nationals).The funny part about Mondays triple-clinchings is that nothing changed in the standings. The order of the top eight remains the same, going into the next-to-last day of the regular season.It wont stay that way. Get ready for craziness. Oklahoma City can remain No. 7 in the West, but only if it loses to Memphis (and a lot of other things happen). NBAFrom Page C1


C4 Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comAMERICAN LEAGUENATIONAL LEAGUEEAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Boston 8 1 .889 „ „ 8-1 W-8 3-0 5-1 Toronto 8 4 .667 1 „ 8-2 W-3 4-3 4-1 New York 5 5 .500 3 2 5-5 L-1 3-3 2-2 Baltimore 4 8 .333 5 4 3-7 L-2 1-4 3-4 Tampa Bay 3 8 .273 6 4 2-8 W-2 1-3 2-5 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Boston 8 1 .889 „ „ 8-1 W-8 3-0 5-1 Toronto 8 4 .667 1 „ 8-2 W-3 4-3 4-1 New York 5 5 .500 3 2 5-5 L-1 3-3 2-2 Baltimore 4 8 .333 5 4 3-7 L-2 1-4 3-4 Tampa Bay 3 8 .273 6 4 2-8 W-2 1-3 2-5 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Houston 9 2 .818 „ „ 8-2 W-3 5-1 4-1 Los Angeles 8 3 .727 1 „ 8-2 W-2 4-2 4-1 Seattle 4 4 .500 3 2 4-4 L-1 2-1 2-3 Oakland 4 7 .364 5 3 3-7 L-1 3-5 1-2 Texas 4 8 .333 5 4 3-7 L-2 2-6 2-2 EAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY New York 8 1 .889 „ „ 8-1 W-6 4-1 4-0 Atlanta 6 5 .545 3 „ 5-5 L-2 4-2 2-3 Washington 6 5 .545 3 „ 5-5 W-2 2-3 4-2 Philadelphia 5 5 .500 3 5-5 W-2 4-1 1-4 Miami 3 7 .300 5 2 3-7 L-1 2-5 1-2 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Pittsburgh 8 2 .800 „ „ 8-2 W-2 4-2 4-0 Milwaukee 6 5 .545 2 „ 5-5 W-1 2-5 4-0 Chicago 5 5 .500 3 5-5 L-1 0-1 5-4 St. Louis 4 6 .400 4 1 4-6 L-2 1-3 3-3 Cincinnati 2 8 .200 6 3 2-8 L-3 1-3 1-5 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Arizona 8 2 .800 „ „ 8-2 W-2 5-1 3-1 Colorado 5 6 .455 3 1 5-5 L-2 1-3 4-3 San Francisco 4 5 .444 3 1 4-5 L-2 2-3 2-2 Los Angeles 3 6 .333 4 2 3-6 W-1 2-2 1-4 San Diego 3 8 .273 5 3 3-7 W-1 1-6 2-2 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLRAYS 6, WHITE SOX 5 T AMPA BAY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. S pan lf 3 1 0 0 2 2 .233 W endle 2b 3 0 1 1 3 2 .346 Gomez cf 5 1 2 1 0 2 .220 Cron 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .167 Duffy 3b 5 1 1 0 0 0 .267 S mith rf 4 1 2 0 1 0 .375 Ramos c 3 1 1 1 2 1 .176 Hechavarria ss 3 0 1 1 1 0 .211 Robertson dh 4 1 2 1 1 1 .316 T OTALS 34 6 11 5 10 9 CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Moncada 2b 4 1 1 0 1 3 .220 A .Garcia rf 5 0 0 0 0 1 .267 A breu 1b 5 1 2 3 0 2 .268 Davidson dh 2 0 0 0 3 1 .233 Castillo c 2 0 0 0 0 0 .214 a-Narvaez ph-c 2 0 0 0 1 0 .222 Delmonico lf 3 1 0 0 1 2 .231 A nderson ss 4 1 1 0 0 2 .263 S aladino 3b 3 0 2 0 0 0 .250 b-Sanchez ph 0 0 0 1 0 0 .290 Engel cf 2 0 0 1 1 0 .160 c-L.Garcia ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 .278 T OTALS 33 5 6 5 7 11 T AMPA BAY 002 111 001„6 11 1 CHICAGO 000 010 004„5 6 1 a-walked for Castillo in the 6th. b-out on s acri“ce ”y for Saladino in the 9th. c-reached on error for Engel in the 9th. E„Wendle (1), Delmonico (2). LOB„Tampa Bay 14, Chicago 9. 2B„Abreu (2), Anderson (1), Saladino (1). HR„Gomez (2), off Santiago; A breu (3), off Colome. RBIs„Wendle (4), Gomez (3), Ramos (1), Hechavarria (4), Robertson (1), Abreu 3 (6), Engel (3), Sanchez (9). SB„Anderson (6). CS„Cron (1), Smith (2). S F„Hechavarria, Sanchez. Runners left in scoring position„Tampa Bay 9 (Span 2, Wendle, Gomez 2, Duffy 4); Chicago 5 (Moncada 2, A.Garcia, Delmonico 2). RISP„ T ampa Bay 5 for 16; Chicago 1 for 10. Runners moved up„Cron, Smith, Engel, Narvaez, A.Garcia. GIDP„Ramos. DP„Chicago 1 (Moncada, Abreu). T AMPA BAY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA S nell, W,1-1 6 1 1 1 5 10 114 3.60 Kittredge 1 2 0 0 0 0 13 3.12 A ndriese 1 1 0 0 0 1 16 8.53 Weber .1 1 3 1 1 0 16 27.00 Colome, S,3-5 .2 1 1 1 1 0 17 11.25 CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Fulmer, L,0-1 4.2 5 4 3 6 4 92 5.59 Santiago 2.2 3 1 1 2 2 42 4.91 Infante 1 3 1 1 2 1 27 16.62 Bummer .2 0 0 0 0 2 8 2.70 Inherited runners-scored„Colome 2-2, Santiago 3-0, Infante 2-0, Bummer 2-0. HBP„ Fulmer 2 (Cron,Span). WP„Snell, Fulmer. Umpires„Home, Gary Cederstrom; First, Eric Cooper; Second, Cory Blaser; Third, Stu Scheurwater. T „3:44. A„10,069 (40,615).PIRATES 8, CUBS 5PITTSBURGH AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Harrison 2b 5 1 1 0 0 1 .326 Polanco rf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .265 Marte cf 4 2 1 1 1 0 .256 Bell 1b 5 2 2 1 0 2 .333 Dickerson lf 5 2 3 2 0 0 .342 Cervelli c 4 1 3 3 0 1 .219 Moran 3b 3 0 1 0 1 2 .344 Mercer ss 4 0 1 1 0 0 .313 Nova p 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 c-Frazier ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 S antana p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --V azquez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --T OTALS 39 8 12 8 2 9 CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Happ cf 4 0 0 0 1 1 .156 Bryant 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .317 Zobrist 1b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .300 Contreras c 4 1 3 0 0 0 .333 S chwarber lf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .212 Russell ss 3 0 0 0 1 3 .242 Heyward rf 4 0 1 2 0 0 .226 Baez 2b 4 2 2 2 0 2 .194 Chatwood p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Navarro ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 Montgomery p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-La Stella ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308 Butler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Duensing p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Almora ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 T OTALS 36 5 10 5 2 8 PITTSBURGH 013 100 300„8 12 1 CHICAGO 110 000 120„5 10 0 a-singled for Chatwood in the 5th. b-grounded out for Montgomery in the 7th. c-grounded out f or Nova in the 8th. d-lined out for Duensing in the 9th. E„Marte (2). LOB„Pittsburgh 6, Chicago 7. 2B„Bell (2), Dickerson (5), Contreras (4). HR„Marte (2), off Chatwood; Cervelli (1), off Montgomery; Baez (1), off Nova; Baez (2), off Nova. RBIs„Marte (5), Bell (7), Dickerson 2 (9), Cervelli 3 (7), Mercer (3), Schwarber (4), Heyward 2 (6), Baez 2 (6). Runners left in scoring position„Pittsburgh 3 (Nova 3); Chicago 4 (Zobrist, Heyward, Baez 2). RISP„Pittsburgh 6 for 10; Chicago 2 for 7. PITTSBURGH IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Nova, W,1-1 7 7 3 3 0 6 102 5.19 S antana .2 2 2 2 1 1 24 9.00 V azquez, S,4-4 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 24 7.20 CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Chatwood, L,0-2 5 9 5 5 1 7 100 4.91 Montgomery 2 3 3 3 1 1 34 6.75 Butler 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 1.00 Duensing 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 0.00 Inherited runners-scored„Vazquez 3-2. HBP„ Nova (Bryant). Umpires„Home, Tom Hallion; First, Dan Bellino; First, Ramon De Jesus; Third, Phil Cuzzi. T „3:05. A„40,144 (41,649).INDIANS 2, TIGERS 1DETROIT AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Martin cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .200 a-Jones ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .300 Candelario 3b 3 0 3 1 0 0 .238 Cabrera 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .243 Castellanos rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .300 Martinez dh 3 0 0 0 1 0 .259 Goodrum ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250 McCann c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .161 Reyes lf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .200 Machado 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .231 TOTALS 33 1 6 1 2 7 CLEVELAND AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Lindor ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .159 Kipnis 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .098 Ramirez 3b 3 1 2 1 0 0 .132 Encarnacion dh 3 0 0 0 0 2 .158 Brantley lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .154 Guyer rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .150 Alonso 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .167 Perez c 2 1 2 1 1 0 .182 Davis cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .200 Zimmer cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 TOTALS 27 2 4 2 1 6 DETROIT 000 000 100„1 6 0 CLEVELAND 100 000 01X„2 4 1 a-struck out for Martin in the 7th. E„Perez (2). LOB„Detroit 8, Cleveland 3. 2B„ Candelario 3 (4). HR„Ramirez (2), off Boyd; Perez (1), off Wilson. RBIs„Candelario (2), Ramirez (5), Perez (1). SB„Reyes (1). Runners left in scoring position„Detroit 6 (Cabrera, Castellanos, Martinez, Goodrum 2, Machado); Cleveland 1 (Kipnis). RISP„Detroit 1 for 11; Cleveland 0 for 1. Runners moved up„Cabrera, McCann, Lindor. GIDP„Encarnacion. DP„Detroit 1 (Boyd, Machado, Cabrera); Cleveland 1 (Davis, Kipnis). DETROIT IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Boyd 7 3 1 1 1 4 102 1.38 Wilson, L,0-2 1 1 1 1 0 2 15 5.19 CLEVELAND IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Tomlin 5 4 0 0 2 3 98 9.00 McAllister,H, 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 7.36 Olson, H,1 .1 1 1 1 0 1 11 6.23 Otero, BS,1-1 .2 1 0 0 0 1 9 9.00 Miller, W,1-0 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 0.00 Allen, S,3-3 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 0.00 Inherited runners-scored„Otero 1-1. HBP„ Tomlin (Candelario), Boyd (Brantley). Umpires„Home, Laz Diaz; First, Andy Fletcher; Second, Manny Gonzalez; Third, Jeff Nelson. T„2:47. A„10,078 (35,225).BLUE JAYS 2, ORIOLES 1TORONTO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Granderson lf 4 1 2 1 1 1 .379 Donaldson 3b 4 0 1 0 1 1 .239 Smoak 1b 3 1 0 0 2 1 .333 Solarte dh 5 0 2 0 0 1 .294 Pearce rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .240 1-Grichuk pr-rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .086 Martin c 3 0 0 0 1 0 .172 Pillar cf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .295 Travis 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .088 Diaz ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .200 TOTALS 34 2 7 1 5 7 BALTIMORE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Mancini lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .255 Machado ss 2 0 0 0 2 0 .313 Schoop 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .189 Jones cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .245 Alvarez dh 3 0 0 0 1 1 .250 Davis 1b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .081 Beckham 3b 3 1 1 0 0 0 .204 Santander rf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .194 2-Gentry pr-rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 Sisco c 2 0 1 1 1 0 .250 TOTALS 27 1 3 1 5 4 TORONTO 000 000 011„2 7 0 BALTIMORE 000 000 010„1 3 2 1-ran for Pearce in the 8th. 2-ran for Santander in the 8th. E„Beckham (2), Santander (2). LOB„Toronto 11, Baltimore 5. 2B„Beckham (3), Sisco (2). HR„Granderson (1), off ODay. RBIs„ Granderson (4), Sisco (2). CS„Solarte (1), Schoop (1). Runners left in scoring position„Toronto 4 (Smoak, Solarte, Pillar, Diaz). RISP„Toronto 1 for 8; Baltimore 2 for 4. GIDP„Machado, Schoop. DP„Toronto 2 (Travis, Diaz, Smoak), (Diaz, Travis, Smoak); Baltimore 1 (Sisco, Schoop). TORONTO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Sanchez, W,1-1 8 3 1 1 5 4 98 3.66 Osuna, S,5-5 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0.00 BALTIMORE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Cashner 7 4 0 0 3 6 104 2.50 Castro 1 1 1 0 1 1 24 3.86 ODay, L,0-1 1 2 1 1 1 0 15 1.59 HBP„Sanchez (Schoop), Cashner (Diaz). WP„Castro. Umpires„Home, Marvin Hudson; First, Quinn Wolcott; Second, Jeff Kellogg; Third, Chris Segal. T„2:37. A„8,640 (45,971).NATIONALS 4, BRAVES 1ATLANTA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Inciarte cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .213 Albies 2b 4 1 2 0 0 1 .250 Freeman 1b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .306 Markakis rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .302 Tucker lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .303 c-Suzuki ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .188 Swanson ss 4 0 2 1 0 1 .366 Flaherty 3b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .343 Perez c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .100 Foltynewicz p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 a-Adams ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 Carle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Ramirez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Culberson ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167 Minter p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 31 1 5 1 3 9 WASHINGTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Goodwin lf 3 1 1 1 1 1 .286 Turner ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .195 Harper rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .333 Rendon 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .304 Zimmerman 1b 4 0 1 2 0 2 .114 Taylor cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .158 Difo 2b 4 2 2 0 0 0 .263 Severino c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .368 Strasburg p 1 0 1 0 1 0 .167 Solis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Madson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 32 4 8 3 2 7 ATLANTA 000 000 001„1 5 2 WASHINGTON 200 101 00X„4 8 0 a-grounded out for Foltynewicz in the 6th. b-struck out for Ramirez in the 8th. c-”ied out for Tucker in the 9th. E„Swanson (1), Carle (1). LOB„Atlanta 6, Washington 7. 2B„Albies 2 (5), Swanson (4), Rendon (4), Difo (3). 3B„Zimmerman (1). RBIs„Swanson (8), Goodwin (8), Zimmerman 2 (5). CS„Albies (1), Difo (1). S„Strasburg. Runners left in scoring position„Atlanta 3 (Flaherty 2, Perez); Washington 5 (Turner 3, Zimmerman, Taylor). RISP„Atlanta 1 for 6; Washington 2 for 8. Runners moved up„Severino. ATLANTA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Fltynwcz, L,1-1 5 5 3 2 2 3 104 2.93 Carle 1 2 1 0 0 2 21 1.04 Ramirez 1 0 0 0 0 1 16 6.75 Minter 1 1 0 0 0 1 14 0.00 WASHINGTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Strsbrg, W,2-1 8 3 0 0 2 8 103 2.21 Solis .1 1 1 1 1 0 10 6.75 Madson, S,1-1 .2 1 0 0 0 1 11 0.00 Inherited runners-scored„Madson 2-1. WP„Strasburg. Umpires„Home, Brian ONora; First, Chad Whitson; Second, Fieldin Culbreth; Third, CB Bucknor. T„2:44. A„19,357 (41,313).PHILLIES 6, REDS 1CINCINNATI AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Winker rf 3 0 1 1 1 0 .269 Peraza ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .206 Votto 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .231 Gennett 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .293 Duvall lf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .111 Barnhart c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .269 Blandino 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .000 Bailey p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .167 a-Gosselin ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 Hughes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Rainey p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Hamilton cf 1 1 0 0 2 0 .185 TOTALS 29 1 3 1 3 8 PHILADELPHIA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Hernandez 2b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .306 Santana 1b 3 1 0 0 1 1 .167 Herrera cf 4 1 2 1 0 0 .344 Hoskins lf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .375 Williams rf 3 2 1 0 1 0 .250 Kingery 3b 4 1 1 4 0 2 .258 Alfaro c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 b-Knapp ph-c 2 0 0 0 0 1 .176 Crawford ss 3 0 1 1 0 0 .077 Nola p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 Milner p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 30 6 6 6 2 11 CINCINNATI 000 010 000„1 3 1 PHILADELPHIA 000 001 14X„6 6 0 a-”ied out for Bailey in the 7th. b-grounded out for Alfaro in the 7th. E„Blandino (1). LOB„Cincinnati 4, Philadelphia 4. 2B„Herrera 2 (5), Williams (1). HR„Kingery (2), off Rainey. RBIs„Winker (3), Herrera (2), Kingery 4 (6), Crawford (1). SB„Hamilton 2 (4), Hernandez (3). S„Nola. Runners left in scoring position„Cincinnati 1 (Peraza); Philadelphia 2 (Hernandez, Hoskins). RISP„Cincinnati 1 for 2; Philadelphia 3 for 8. Runners moved up„Knapp. GIDP„Votto. DP„Philadelphia 1 (Crawford, Kingery, Santana). CINCINNATI IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Bailey 6 2 1 1 0 7 93 3.24 Hughes, L,0-1 1 2 1 1 0 2 20 3.38 Rainey 1 2 4 4 2 2 25 36.00 PHILADELPHIA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Nola, W,1-0 8 3 1 1 3 6 103 1.96 Milner 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 3.86 HBP„Bailey (Alfaro). Umpires„Home, Gabe Morales; First, Jerry Meals; Second, Ben May; Third, Ron Kulpa. T„2:44. A„20,895 (43,647).THIS DATE IN BASEBALL1907: New York catcher Roger Bresnahan appeared wearing shin guards for the “rst time in a major league game. 1912: Rube Marquard of the New York Giants began a 19-game winning streak with an 18-3 triumph over the Brooklyn Dodgers. 1961: The Los Angeles Angels won their “rst major league game with a 7-2 victory over the Orioles at Baltimore. Ted Kluszewski had a pair of homers for the Angels. 1962: The New York Mets played their “rst game and lost 11-4 to the Cardinals in St. Louis. Stan Musial of the cardinals had three hits and tied Mel Otts National League career record with his 1,859th run scored. The Mets would lost their “rst nine games on the way to a 40-120 record. 1969: The Seattle Pilots played their “rst game, with Gary Bell shutting out the White Sox 7-0 at Sicks Stadium. 1985: Seattles Gorman Thomas hit three homers and drove in six runs to lead the Mariners to a 14-6 victory over the Oakland As. 1990: Mark Langston made his Angels debut by combining with Mike Witt on a no-hitter as California beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0. 1996: Greg Madduxs major league record of road victories ended at 18 in a row with a 2-1 loss to the San Diego Padres. He had been 18-0 with an 0.99 ERA in 20 regular-season road starts since losing at Montreal on June 27, 1994. 2008: Missouris Jacob Priday set a Big 12 Conference record, hitting four home runs against Texas in a 31-12 rout. The senior went 5-for-5, drove in nine runs and scored six times. 2011: Sam Fuld had four extra-base hits and drove in three runs to help Tampa Bay bust out of an early season slump with a 16-5 win over the Boston Red Sox. Fuld, needing a single to complete the cycle, doubled into the left-“eld corner in his last at-bat in the ninth. 2014: San Diegos Andrew Cashner threw his second career one-hitter and struck out a career-high 11 for a 6-0 win over Detroit. Cashner took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Rajai Davis hit a one-out ”are single into center “eld, just past the glove of outstretched second baseman Jedd Gyorko. 2017: Yoenis Cespedes hit three of New Yorks seven homers to back Matt Harvey, and the Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 14-4. Lucas Duda hit two homers and Asdrubal Cabrera and Travis dArnaud also went deep for New York. Todays birthday: Kenta Maeda 30.3,000 HITSThrough April 6 (x-played prior to 1901; y-active) Player Hits 1. Pete Rose 4,256 2. Ty Cobb 4,191 3. Hank Aaron 3,771 4. Stan Musial 3,630 5. Tris Speaker 3,515 6. Derek Jeter 3,465 7. x-Honus Wagner 3,430 8. Carl Yastrzemski 3,419 9. Paul Molitor 3,319 10. Eddie Collins 3,314 11. Willie Mays 3,283 12. Eddie Murray 3,255 13. x-Nap Lajoie 3,252 14. Cal Ripken 3,184 15. George Brett 3,154 16. Paul Waner 3,152 17. Robin Yount 3,142 18. Tony Gwynn 3,141 19. Alex Rodriguez 3,115 20. Dave Win“eld 3,110 21. y-Ichiro Suzuki 3,083 22. Craig Biggio 3,060 23. y-Adrian Beltre 3,055 23. Rickey Henderson 3,055 25. Rod Carew 3,053 26. Lou Brock 3,023 27. Rafael Palmeiro 3,020 28. x-Cap Anson 3,011 29. Wade Boggs 3,010 30. Al Kaline 3,007 31. Roberto Clemente 3,000REMAINING FREE AGENTSThe 32 remaining free agents (q-rejected qualifying offer): AMERICAN LEAGUE BALTIMORE (3) „ J.J. Hardy, ss; Ubaldo Jimenez, rhp; Seth Smith, of. CHICAGO (2) „ Mike Pelfrey, rhp; Geovany Soto c. HOUSTON (1) „ Carlos Beltran, dh. KANSAS CITY (1) „ Melky Cabrera, of. LOS ANGELES (4) „ Andrew Bailey, rhp; Yunel Escobar, 3b; Brandon Phillips, 2b; Huston Street, rhp. MINNESOTA (1) „ Glen Perkins, lhp. NEW YORK (1) „ Matt Holliday, dh. SEATTLE (1) „ Carlos Ruiz, c. TEXAS (1) „ Jason Grilli, rhp. TORONTO (1) „ Jose Bautista, of. NATIONAL LEAGUE ATLANTA (1) „ R.A. Dickey, rhp. CHICAGO (1) „ John Lackey, rhp. CINCINNATI (3) „ Bronson Arroyo, rhp; Scott Feldman, rhp; Drew Storen, rhp. COLORADO (1) „ Mark Reynolds, 1b. LOS ANGELES (2) „ Andre Ethier, of; Franklin Gutierrez, of. MIAMI (1) „ Mike Aviles, inf. MILWAUKEE (1) „ Matt Garza, rhp. PITTSBURGH (1) „ John Jaso, 1b. SAN FRANCISCO (2) „ Matt Cain, rhp; Michael Morse, 1b-of. WASHINGTON (3) „ Joe Blanton, rhp; Stephen Drew, 2b; Jayson Werth, of.BOX SCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSPirates 8, Cubs 5: Ivan Nova pitched seven solid innings, Francisco Cervelli hit a three-run homer and Pittsburgh Pirates ruined Chicagos home opener with a win. Rays 6, White Sox 5: Blake Snell pitched one-hit ball and struck out 10 through six innings and Tampa Bay kept Chicago winless at home this season. Indians 2, Tigers 1: Roberto Perez hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning against reliever Alex Wilson, lifting Cleveland over Detroit. Blue Jays 2, Orioles 1: Aaron Sanchez lost a no-hit bid in the eighth and Curtis Granderson hit a tiebreaking homer to lift Toronto. Nationals 4, Braves 1: Washingtons Ryan Zimmerman had a two-run triple. Phillies 6, Reds 1: Scott Kingery smacked a grand slam for Philadelphia. LATE N.Y. Yankees at Boston L.A. Angels at Texas Houston at Minnesota Seattle at Kansas City Oakland at L.A. Dodgers N.Y. Mets at Miami Milwaukee at St. Louis San Diego at Colorado Arizona at San FranciscoTODAYS PITCHING COMPARISONNATIONAL LEAGUE 2018 TEAM 2018 VS OPP PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Atlanta McCarthy (R) 2-0 3.97 2-0 0-1 7.0 2.57 Washington Cole (R) 1:05p 0-1 24.54 0-1 0-0 2.0 13.50 Milwaukee Guerra (R) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 2.1 11.57 St. Louis Wainwright (R) 1:15p 0-1 7.36 0-1 1-0 10.0 5.40 San Diego Perdomo (R) 1-1 6.00 1-1 0-2 13.1 6.75 Colorado Marquez (R) 3:10p 0-1 6.52 1-1 2-1 16.2 5.94 Arizona Ray (L) 2-0 5.73 2-0 3-0 24.1 1.48 San Fran Cueto (R) 3:45p 1-0 0.69 2-0 2-0 11.0 4.91 Cincinnati Castillo (R) 0-2 9.00 0-2 0-0 0.0 0.00 Philadelphia Pivetta (R) 7:05p 1-0 2.79 2-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 New York Wheeler (R) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-1 4.0 11.25 Miami Garcia (L) 7:10p 0-0 1.80 0-0 0-0 4.0 0.00 Pittsburgh Brault (L) 2-0 1.13 1-0 0-0 8.0 7.88 Chicago Lester (L) 8:05p 1-0 2.89 2-0 1-2 19.1 4.66AMERICAN LEAGUE 2018 TEAM 2018 VS OPP PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Houston McCullers Jr. (R) 1-1 3.48 1-1 0-0 0.0 0.00 Minnesota Gibson (R) 1:10p 1-0 0.87 2-0 0-1 6.0 6.00 Tampa Bay TBD ( ) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Chicago Shields (R) 2:10p 1-0 5.73 1-1 0-0 0.0 0.00 Seattle Paxton (L) 0-1 7.45 0-2 1-0 6.0 3.00 Kansas City Duffy (L) 2:15p 0-2 7.45 0-2 1-1 11.1 3.97 Detroit Zimmermann (R) 0-0 8.71 1-1 0-3 13.2 9.22 Cleveland Carrasco (R) 6:10p 2-0 5.40 2-0 4-1 39.2 1.82 Toronto Estrada (R) 1-0 2.77 2-0 3-0 30.2 3.23 Baltimore Gausman (R) 7:05p 0-1 8.00 1-1 3-0 35.2 1.51 New York Tanaka (R) 1-1 2.92 1-1 2-2 28.2 2.83 Boston Price (L) 7:10p 1-0 0.00 2-0 1-1 13.0 4.15 Los Angeles Barria (R) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Texas Moore (L) 8:05p 0-2 11.05 0-2 0-0 0.0 0.00INTERLEAGUE 2017 TEAM 2017 VS OPP PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Oakland Mengden (R) 0-2 6.55 0-2 0-0 0.0 0.00 L.A. Dodgers Wood (L) 10:10p 0-1 1.93 0-2 0-0 0.0 0.00 KEY: TEAM REC-Teams Record in games started by todays pitcher. VS OPP-Pitchers record versus this opponent. MONDAYS GAMES American League Tampa Bay 5, Chicago White Sox 4 Cleveland 2, Detroit 0 Toronto 7, Baltimore 1 L.A. Angels 8, Texas 3 Houston 2, Minnesota 0 Kansas City 10, Seattle 0 National League Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, ppd. Milwaukee 5, St. Louis 4, 10 innings Philadelphia 6, Cincinnati 5 Washington 2, Atlanta 0 N.Y. Mets 4, Miami 2 San Diego 7, Colorado 6 Arizona 2, San Francisco 1 THURSDAYS GAMES American League Detroit at Cleveland, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m. National League Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 6:40 p.m. Colorado at Washington, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.BASEBALL CALENDARAPRIL 17-18: Cleveland vs. Minnesota at San Juan, Puerto Rico. MAY 16-17: Owners meetings, New York. 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 17: 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. TOP TEN A MERICAN LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Cano Sea 8 27 8 11 .407 MChapman Oak 11 40 9 15 .375 EEscobar Min 6 24 4 9 .375 Gregorius NYY 10 32 10 12 .375 Mauer Min 7 24 4 9 .375 Bogaerts Bos 9 38 7 14 .368 Betts Bos 9 33 8 12 .364 Andrus Tex 12 47 7 17 .362 Simmons LAA 11 47 10 17 .362 Altuve Hou 11 42 7 15 .357 Smoak Tor 11 42 8 15 .357 NATIONAL LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Hoskins Phi 9 28 7 12 .429 Owings Ari 10 30 8 12 .400 RFlaherty Atl 9 32 7 12 .375 Zobrist ChC 8 25 2 9 .360 Galvis SD 11 37 3 13 .351 Swanson Atl 9 37 5 13 .351 Eaton Was 8 29 10 10 .345 Harper Was 10 29 11 10 .345 Moran Pit 8 29 5 10 .345 Posey SF 9 29 4 10 .345 Through April 9

PAGE 19 | Wednesday, April 11, 2018 C5To submit news or notes for the weekly recreation page, contact Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at paul.jenkins@dailycommercial. com or 352-365-8204. Tennis tournament in Umatilla on SaturdayThe DTennis Spring Doubles tournament takes place on Saturday at North Lake Park in Umatilla. The deadline to regis-ter for the tournament is Thursday and the cost is $20 per player.The tournament will feature intermediate men, intermediate women, intermediate mixed and advanced brackets. Check-in and warm up begin at 8 a.m. with matches starting at 8:30 a.m. Go to to register. Public invited to lawn bowling tournamentThe Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club will host a bowling tournament on April 21 beginning at 9 a.m. as part of the month-long Lake Senior Games. The public is invited to observe the bowling games from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., meet some of the clubs members and also try out the sport by roll-ing some bowls with the assistance of one of the clubs members.The Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club is located near the Lakeside Inn at 125 Edgerton Court. YMCA sports registration underwayRegistration is under-way for two sports programs at the Golden Triangle YMCA in Tavares.Futsal, a version of indoor soccer, is for children from 5 years old through high school and will run from April 23-June 9. Cost is $80 for YMCA members and $125 for non-members.Futsal is played on a hard court and does not use walls or boards. The ball is heavier and smaller than a regular soccer ball, meaning it stays on the ground more and an emphasis is placed on footwork. The Rising Stars pro-gram is for children 3-4 years old and features T-Ball, basketball and soccer. The season runs from April 23-June 9 and costs $80 for YMCA members and $125 for non-members.Contact the YMCA at 352-343-1144 for more information. Take a run through the park each SaturdayClermont's parkrun 5k takes place every Saturday from Lake Hiawatha Preserve Park promptly at 7:30 a.m. The Hiawatha Preserve is located on west side of Lake Minneola in Clermont.The address is 450 12th St., Clermont. The event is free and put on by volunteers each week and draws an average of about 75 run-ners a week. Participants are asked to register and print out a one-time parkrun barcode that is used for timing. Printing out the personal barcode is essential. For more information or to register, visit clermontwaterfront.NEWS & NOTES By Paul Jenkinspaul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ The game is starting to get a little out of hand. In soccer parlance, it is known as a friendly, like when national teams get together with nothing on the line except pride.And even in the Leesburg Recreation Departments 7v7 adult co-ed soccer league, there is plenty of pride on the line. That becomes evident as Russ Bellamy, a teacher at Beacon College, takes matters in hand and scores once, twice, three times in quick succession in the space of a few min-utes in the second half to make it a more respect-able score. The match between a team from Beacon College against Burg City ends amicably and the main goal has been achieved.The Burg City keeper put up with a little heck-ling after Bellamys hat trick from players waiting to take the field. But its all good-natured ribbing.From the play on the pitch to the bantering from the sidelines, friendly is an apt descrip-tion of whats taking place on Wednesday evenings at Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex.Actually the teams are pretty even and its very competitive out there,Ž said Tom Krueger, who put together one of the five teams in the league. Its a lot tougher than youd think for a five-team Leesburg city league.ŽTeams play two 25-minute halves and each team must have two women on the field at all times. If they dont, they play short-handed.Its hard to find girls to play,Ž Krueger said. The few good girls get picked up really fast and they are really in high demand. Its easier to find a date than it is to find a girl to come out here and play.ŽMany of the players in the league are former area high school soccer players, coming from Leesburg, Tavares, Eustis and even farther afield.Now theyve gone on to find jobs, but the chance to keep competing in a sport they enjoy brings them back out to the field.Weve been wanting to do more adult league things and were just seeing what works,Ž said Ryan Padgett, the athletic supervisor with Leesburgs Recreation Department who also plays on Burg City. This is a fun thing to do and a good way to stay active.ŽThe play is pretty much end-to-end on a shorter field that uses goals that are smaller than regulation. One or two passes is all thats needed to get the ball into shooting range and goals come more frequently as a result. The women are not shy about mixing it up with the men, whether its going in for a tackle or battling for a loose ball.I dont want the guys to take it easy on me because Im not going to take it easy on them,Ž said Regan Hadlock with the Beacon College team.But while the games are physical and competitive, they are also played with respect for the opponent and there is no dirty play.Youre out here with friends and getting some good exercise,Ž said Stephanie Bernard with the Burg City team. Its a chance to take a break from our grown up lives.ŽGetting their kicksBeacon Colleges Dustin Boise, left, advances the ball in a 7v7 co-ed soccer game at Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex in Leesburg recently. [PHOTOS BY PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Beacon Colleges Regan Hadlock, center, battles Burg Citys Stephanie Bernard for the ball during a 7v7 soccer game at Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex in Leesburg recently. Leesburg co-ed soccer league a hit with players RECREATION


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BERLINStudy: 2017 saw record losses from disastersSwiss Re says insured losses worldwide from disasters reached a record $144 billion last year, the highest on record.In an annual study released Tuesday, the Swiss reinsurance company said total losses from natural and man-made disasters hit $337 billion in 2017 „ twice as high as the year before and second only to 2011. The Associated Press Theyre gonna put me in the poor house and throw away the key.Ž „The Traveling Wilburys,Poor HouseŽ Lets talk cars and securities and the prices you pay for both. The share price of stocks wont vary from brokerage to brokerage regardless of how many shares you buy. Similarly, there isnt going to be much of a variance in different dealerships on what youll pay for a new vehicle. Factory rebates and special offers are often uniform. Bonds, however, are analogous to used cars. Depending on how large your purchase is and where you buy from, the price can vary significantly. Recently I came across a huge price difference for the same bond from different dealers that amounted to one buyer getting 1.5 percent more yield per year on a short term bond than the buyer who paid the dearer dollar. With used cars, the price that youll pay at various dealerships may also vary greatly, depending on inventory, trade-in and other factors. Imagine that you step onto a used car lot and tell the dealer that you want to buy 20 cars today. Will you get a better price than if you purchase just one vehicle? Almost assuredly. This is essentially what investment advisors do for their clients that individual investors can rarely accomplish on their own. Advisors enjoy several advantages in bond purchases. First, they have professional access to the marketplace and deep bond dealer relationships. Advisors can price bonds with multiple brokers and procure the best pricing arrangement for their clients. Secondly, advisors can buy in bulk for clients, thus driving down the price that is paid for all the clients bonds. This is exactly what happened in the previously mentioned purchase. By purchasing the larger, cheaper lot of bonds for my clients, theyll earn 1.5 percent more in annual yield than an investor who had bought a fraction of the bonds for themselves. With bonds, buying in bulk matters. Lastly, advisors know the bond market. They study it every day. The quality of the debt; the amount of debt outstanding; whether a bond is callable and its call features and the ability to judge the likelihood of it being called; the fairness of the price being charged; all of these factors are considerations for a buyer. Again, lets talk cars. You walk into a dealership having never purchased a car. And you buy from a salesperson who sells cars every day. Which party enjoys the advantage? Same for those who buy bonds frequently and in bulk: that person enjoys an inherent advantage over the firsttime or infrequent buyer. Bond buyers are normally at a decided disadvantage when purchasing only occasionally and just for themselves. Now what color did you want that car in? Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column Arbor OutlookŽ, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management LLC.ARBOR OUTLOOKBuying bonds and cars in bulk Margaret McDowell Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers his opening speech Tuesday at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference in Boao in south Chinas Hainan province. [LI XUEREN/ XINHUA VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]By Paul Wiseman and Joe McDonaldThe Associated PressBEIJING „ Inves-tors and China watchers welcomed President Xi Jinpings pledge Tues-day to open his countrys market wider to foreign competition, hoping it will ease a trade dispute with Washington that has unsettled financial markets and could jeopardize a global economic expansion.Xis vow to cut Chinese auto tariffs, allow more competition in banking and better protect intellectual property calmed investors who have been on edge since the worlds two biggest economies last week announced plans to slap tariffs on $50 bil-lion worth of each others products.Stock markets rallied worldwide on optimism for relief from what has become the most high-stakes trade confrontation since World War II. The Dow Jones industrial aver-age was up more than 400 points in early afternoon trading.This is a promising signal that there can be a path forward to address (Americas) concerns without a full-on trade war emerging,Ž said Stephen Ezell, vice presi-dent of global innovation policy at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a think tank that has criticized both Chinas aggressive trade practices and President Donald Trumps confron-tational response to them.At the same time, Ezell and other longtime China observers cautioned that Beijing has promised in the past to open its market and curb hardball tactics to acquire foreign technology without following through on those pledges.This is positive, but we need to see action,Ž Ezell said.Speaking at a business conference Tuesday, Xi didnt directly mention either Trump or the trade standoff with the United States. He promised progress on areas that are U.S. priorities, including opening Chinas bank-ing industry and boosting imports to China. He did not, however, address some key irritants for Washington, including a requirement that foreign companies work through joint ventures that require them to give technology to potential local competitors.Last week, the Trump administration unveiled plans to impose tariffs on 1,300 Chinese products, worth about $50 billion a year in imports to the United States. It characterized those tariffs as a penalty for Beijings forc-ing American companies to hand over technology to gain entry to Chinas market.Within hours, Beijing counterpunched with similar plans to impose tariffs on $50 billion in American products, including soybeans and small aircraft. Then, Trump ordered the U.S. trade representative to consider another $100 billion in Chinese imports to tax.David Dollar, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, noted that the United States wont impose its tariffs until after it gives the American public weeks to comment on the plans. That leaves time for the two countries to negotiate.You hope that reason prevails,Ž said Dollar, a former official at the World Bank and U.S. Treasury Department. Every time the administration talks tough, the market drops. And every time the administration says Were going to nego-tiate the market goes back up.ŽThe Chinese are not going to make overwhelm-ing changes in the next 60 days,Ž Dollar added. But maybe the Chinese will agree to a few things, and the Trump team will be able to declare victory.Ž Trump himself tweeted Tuesday that he was very thankfulŽ for Xis comments and praised the Chinese presidents enlightenment.ŽWe will make great progress together,Ž Trump added.Still, Sarah Huckabee Sanders,the White House press secretary, told reporters that we want to see concrete actions from China, and were going to continue moving forward in the process and in the negotiations until those happen.ŽWith his promises Tuesday, Xi sought to position China as a defender of free trade and cooperation despite its being the worlds mostclosed major economy. He hopes to contrast his softer stance with Trumps America FirstŽ approach, which has focused on restricting imports and renegotiating trade agreements to win better terms for the United States. China presidents conciliatory trade gesture raises optimism


DEAR ABBY: My son's girlfriend conded to me that my son, age 35, is cross-dressing. I knew his life was in ux and that his appearance had changed, but it stunned me. He hasn't mentioned anything, and she said he would be very upset if I knew. When I saw him the same day, I made sure to hug him and tell him I love him. Please tell me what to do or say. -WHAT TO SAY IN TEXAS DEAR WHAT: Do nothing, say nothing. This isn't your business, and the girlfriend was wrong to betray your son's condence. It may reassure you to know that cross-dressing has been around for centuries and has been present in many cultures. Your son isn't the only cross-dresser in the United States or even the state of Texas. Most male cross-dressers are heterosexual and do it because it feels good to them. It is no reection on their morals, their sexual orientation or gender identity.DEAR ABBY: I have a 6-year-old son, "Tyler," from a previous relationship. I have been dating a man I'll call Chad for almost four years. My problem is, Chad can't seem to have any kind of relationship or interaction with Tyler. Chad isn't abusive, but he constantly ignores my boy and gives him no attention. I thought after all this time Chad would be used to my son, but it hasn't happened. Sometimes he seems annoyed when Tyler is in the same room. I'm not sure if I should end the relationship or stick around. Any advice would be helpful. -LOSING HOPE DEAR LOSING HOPE: Your rst responsibility is to your son. The way Chad treats Tyler will eventually damage the boy's self-esteem if it hasn't already. Children are perceptive. When they are ignored, they know something is wrong and think it's their fault -that there's something wrong with them and that they don't measure up. My advice is to tell Chad the romance is over and why. Frankly, you should have done it years ago.DEAR ABBY: I admit I'm a loud snorer. However, I was on a plane recently, ying home after an exhausting trip. I fell asleep and my seatmate repeatedly woke me to complain about my snoring. Shouldn't the woman have let me sleep in peace if she saw that I was genuinely tired? What made her needs greater than mine? -TRYING TO SLEEP DEAR TRYING TO SLEEP: Not knowing the woman, it's hard to say. Perhaps your seatmate felt entitled to a quiet ight and your snoring was so disruptive that, even with earphones, she could concentrate on nothing else. I suppose she could have asked the ight attendant to change her seat, but if the ight was fully booked she probably woke you because she wasn't inclined to suffer from coast to coast. P.S. I would be remiss in my responsibility as an advice columnist if I didn't urge you to discuss your snoring with your doctor. It could be a symptom of sleep apnea, a condition that is very serious. 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 Mom is rattled to learn son has started cross-dressing HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018:This year you will want more time to think through problems. You seem to become a more active reader than you have been in the recent past. You will review certain long-term goals. If you are single, your quirky behavior draws many potential suitors to you. Keep an open mind as you sort through the possibilities. If you are attached, the two of you often opt to take off for a day trip somewhere. As a couple, you enjoy your friends and many of their interests. PISCES always responds with possibilities.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Use the daylight hours for getting through your to-do list. By midafternoon, a low-level fatigue is likely to overcome you. In any case, you will not be very productive later in the day. You will need extra time to reect on certain key issues. TAURUS (APRIL 20MAY 20) Stay on top of a personal matter. You might not be able to make a strong decision at the moment, as other matters are occupying your time. You could feel as if someone expects you to handle a personal situation immediately. Make it OK to say no. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You are able to grasp the bottom line of a problem faster than others can. You could be slow to gain the agreement you want and need. Share more of what you desire. Friends seem more tuned in to you than ever before. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) One-on-one relating elicits strong results. You might not be sure what to do with the information you receive. Be sensitive to the possibilities, but do not overthink your recent conversation. Know that you may not like what you hear. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You have so much on your mind that it seems as if youre not able to squeeze in some fun. Touch base with a friend in the morning. You have a tendency to let one idea trigger another idea as you open up to different types of thinking. A partner will offer to help. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Dive into the morning with the hope of getting more done than you originally had thought possible. You are likely to clear out enough work to be able to accept an invitation from a friend. You might want to give some consideration to what is happening. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Let the softer side of your personality emerge. Clear up a problem before it becomes even bigger. Focus on each item or issue as it comes forward. You dont want anything to backre on you. Go along with a fast change instead of questioning it. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) No one doubts your creativity and enthusiasm. Reach out to a new friend who serves as a muse. This person inspires you to dream and to act on your dreams. Listen to your inner voice when dealing with a child. Allow your sense of humor to emerge. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) Situations arise that could affect your personal life. Make an effort to take the lead quickly. You will notice how easy it is to let the other party think that he or she has control, when really you are the one running the show. Know what you want. Tonight: Be subtle, if possible.CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Stay on top of your to-do list. Someone might surprise you. Keep smiling, and stay up-to-date with what is happening. Fatigue could play a role in your plans. Know your limits. Speak your mind, and allow others to internalize what is happening. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You are full of offbeat ideas, which seem to fall into place without much thought. You nally will be able to connect with a friend. Jump over any obstacles that come your way. You know what works and what is not working. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You might opt to stay hush-hush about a matter that others can be heard whispering about. Still, you could have a difcult time not saying what you are thinking. Know that more information is coming your way. Use caution with spending. | Wednesday, April 11, 2018 C7 TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, the 101st day of 2018. There are 264 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which included the Fair Housing Act, a week after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. ON THIS DATE: In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln spoke to a crowd outside the White House, saying, "We meet this evening, not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart." (It was the last public address Lincoln would deliver.) In 1921, Iowa became the rst state to impose a cigarette tax, at 2 cents a package. In 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in Germany. In 1947, Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers played in an exhibition against the New York Yankees at Ebbets Field, four days before his regular-season debut that broke baseball's color line. (The Dodgers won, 14-6.) In 1951, President Harry S. Truman relieved Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his commands in the Far East. In 1953, Oveta Culp Hobby became the rst Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. In 1970, Apollo 13, with astronauts James A. Lovell, Fred W. Haise and Jack Swigert, blasted o on its ill-fated mission to the moon.




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