SPORTS | B1THE VILLAGES RALLIES PAST TAVARES @dailycommercial Facebook.com./daily.commercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Friday, April 13, 2018 75 Â¢ Opinion ....................... A7 Weather ...................... A8 Sports.......................... B1 Drive ..........................C1 Comics ....................... C4 Diversions .................... C5 Volume 142, Issue 103 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 Staff ReportWEBSTER Â… A convicted murderer released from prison five months ago for good behav-ior was charged Thursday morning with killing a Tampa-area woman and dumping her body on the side of the road in Webster.Sumter County Sheriff's detectives say Stanley Tarrand, 40, of Mascotte, shot Fannie Houck execution style in the back of the head and dumped her on County Road 711 in Webster, where her body was discovered Monday.He was brought to the Lake County Jail, where he was charged with first-degree murder. He is being held with-out bond.According to detectives, unspecified leads led them to believe Tarrand and Houck were seen together in the Tampa area shortly before her body was dis-covered. Investigators were able to use cell phone data to estab-lish that Houck was within a half mile of Tarrand's Mascotte residence hours after they left Tampa together.Detectives obtained a search warrant for Tarrand's home and also searched his vehicle, where they found a firearm they believe was used to kill Houck. They are still trying to deter-mine what his motive was. Sumter County Sheriff's spokeswoman Michelle Keszey said detectives are not clear about the nature of the relationship between Tarrand and Houck but said they do not believe she was with Tar-rand against her will.Tarrand was released from state prison in November after serving part of a 51-year sen-tence for a homicide in Sumter County in June of 1993 when he was a juvenile. According to news reports, he stabbed Jackie Harris, a mother of two, 51 times.He served just 22 years of that sentence before being released for good behavior, according to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. At the time he was released, the courts were getting ready to resentence him under the new 2014 juvenile sentencing guidelines.Cops: Killer released, kills againStanley Tarrand charged with executing Tampa woman, dumping bodyTarrand Houck YOUR FORECAST: Saturday will be hot and partly sunny, with a high of 89, before milder temperatures arrive Sunday (81) and Monday (70). LAKE COUNTY FAIR: Saturday is your last chance to catch the Lake County Fair in Eustis. A $28 arm band allows you to ride rides all day Friday, and a $20 arm band pays for rides Saturday. FLORIDA STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: Learn about the art of storytelling at the 34th Florida Storytelling Festival through Sunday at Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora.WEEKEND GLANCE SUNDAYStorms 70 / 84SATURDAYPartly sunny 66 / 88TODAYMostly sunny 62 / 87 By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comFRUITLAND PARK Â„ Police have identified the man who was shot to death late Tuesday as Scott Larue Behney, 58, of Denver, Pennsylvania.Neighbors of the garage in the 800 block of South Dixie Avenue called police to report gunfire. Police arrived at 11:17 p.m. and found Behney dead on the floor of the garage. He had sustained a fatal wound to his head.The owner of the shop gave him permission to use the garage to fix his camper. He had not known the man long. He liked to travel to motorcycle swap meets, said Capt. Erik Luce.Police are asking anyone with information to call the Fruitland Park Police Department at 352 360 6655 or Crimeline at 800-423-8477.Darrell Hatcher, Jr., a motorycle enthusiast, said he ran into Behney at the flea market in Fruitland Park several times recently. He believes Behney, who made his living selling motorcycle parts at swap meets, was in the area for Bike Week in Daytona and was sticking around hoping to make some sales at Leesburg Bikefest in two weeks.Hatcher said Behney told him he was living out of a travel trailer that he had parked at the South Dixie Man shot dead in Fruitland Park IDÂd by cops By Roxanne Brownroxanne.email@example.comLEESBURG Â„ Leesburg is making it its business to get more involved in helping its local businesses.To do so, officials developed the Faade, Sign & Landscaping Grant Program,a fix-it up incentive open to business/building owners within LeesburgÂs business corridors located at U.S. Highway 441, U.S. Highway 27, Dixie Avenue and Main Street.Through the program, financial assistance to replace signs, facades and landscaping that does not conform to the cityÂs current Business nip/tuckPeople walk down Main Street on Thursday in Leesburg. Trees were recently planted on Palmetto Street from Main to Magnolia streets in what will become Beacon CollegeÂs Virginia Margaret Durand Park. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] Leesburg poised for beauti cation through grant programBy Russ BynumThe Associated PressOrganizers are encouraging gun rights supporters to bring unloaded rifles to rallies at state capitols across the U.S. this weekend, pushing back against a wave of student-led gun violence protests that some see as a threat to the Second Amendment.A group called the National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans spread word of the gatherings on social media. Organizers have permits for rallies Sat-urday outside 45 statehouses, said David Clayton, of West Virginia, one of the coali-tionÂs founders.The rallies come less than three weeks after hundreds of thousands marched in Wash-ington, New York and other U.S. cities to demand tougher gun laws after the February school shooting that killed 17 in Parkland, Florida. ItÂs unclear how many will show up Â„ turnout predictions of national organizers are vastly higher than those of local planners.Clayton said a new gun law in Florida and similar measures being considered in other states threaten the rights of law-abiding gun owners. He said those attend-ing rallies are encouraged to Gun rights supporters: Bring your unloaded ri e to ralliesSee FRUITLAND, A5 See GRANT, A5 See GUNS, A5
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LOTTERY Wednesday, April 11 Powerball: 16-18-27-55-67-18 x3 Lotto: 3-4-7-22-43-51 x3 Fantasy 5: 21-22-23-35-36 Thursday, April 12 Pick 5 Afternoon: 7-1-4-5-0 Evening: 8-4-9-9-6 Pick 4 Afternoon: 0-8-5-4 Evening: 3-9-4-6 Pick 3 Afternoon: 5-7-3 Evening: 7-2-8 Pick 2 Afternoon: 6-8 Evening: 2-9By Robert Burns and Catherine LuceyThe Associated PressWASHINGTON Â„ President Donald Trump on Thursday put off a final decision on possible military strikes against Syria after tweeting earlier that they could happen Âvery soon or not so soon at all.ÂŽ The White House said he would consult further with allies.Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned such an attack carried the risk of spinning out of control, suggesting caution ahead of a decision on how to respond to an attack against civilians last weekend that U.S. offi-cials are increasingly certain involved the use of banned chemical weapons. British officials said up to 75 people were killed.The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a brief state-ment after Trump met with Mattis and other members of his National Security Coun-cil: ÂNo final decision has been made. We are continu-ing to assess intelligence and are engaged in conversations with our partners and allies.ÂŽSanders said Trump would speak later with French Pres-ident Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister The-resa May.Although Mattis noted that military action carried risks, he also emphasized that Syrian use of chemical weap-ons should not be tolerated. And he insisted it remains U.S. policy not to be involved directly in SyriaÂs civil war.ÂOur strategy remains the same as a year ago,ÂŽ he said. ÂIt is to drive this to a U.N.-brokered peace but, at the same time, keep our foot on the neck of ISIS until we suffocate it,ÂŽ referring to the Islamic State extremist group. MattisÂ remarks at a House Armed Services Committee hearing followed a series of Trump tweets this week that initially indicated he was committed to bombing Syria but later suggested he was awaiting further advice and assessment. Trump wrote in a Thursday morning tweet that an attack could happen Âvery soon or not so soon at all.ÂŽLater Thursday he was noncommittal. ÂWeÂre look-ing very, very seriously, very closely at the whole situa-tion,ÂŽ he told reporters.Mattis said options would be discussed with Trump at a meeting of his National Security Council on Thursday afternoon. That meant airstrikes, possibly in tandem with France and other allies that have expressed outrage at the alleged Syrian chemi-cal attack, could be launched within hours of a presidential decision.The U.S., France and Brit-ain have been in extensive consultations about launch-ing a military strike as early as the end of this week, U.S. officials have said. A joint military operation, possibly with France rather than the U.S. in the lead, could send a message of international unity about enforcing the prohibitions on chemical weapons.Macron said Thursday that France has proof that the Syrian government launched chlorine gas attacks and said France would not tolerate Âregimes that think every-thing is permitted.ÂŽAfter May met with her Cabinet, a spokesperson issued a statement saying it is highly likely that SyriaÂs President Bashar Assad was responsible for SaturdayÂs attack that killed dozens outside Damascus. The Cabinet agreed on the need to Âtake actionÂŽ to deter fur-ther chemical weapons use by Assad, but added that May would continue to consult with allies to coordinate an international response.Mattis said that although the United States has no hard proof, he believes the Syrian government was responsible for SaturdayÂs attack. Ini-tial reports indicated the use of chlorine gas, possibly in addition to the nerve agent Sarin. TrumpÂs ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, told NBC News on Thursday the administration has Âenough proofÂŽ of the chemical attack but was still considering its response.The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, based in the Netherlands, announced it was sending a fact-finding team to the site of the attack outside Damascus, and it was due to arrive Saturday. It was not clear whether the presence of the investigators could affect the timing of any U.S. military action.At the House hearing, Democrats grilled Mattis on the wisdom and legality of Trump ordering an attack on Syria without explicit authorization from Congress. Mattis argued it would be justified as an act of self-defense, with 2,000 U.S. ground troops in Syria; he insisted he could not talk about military plans because an attack Âis not yet in the offing.ÂŽMattis said he personally believes Syria is guilty of an ÂinexcusableÂŽ use of chemi-cal weapons, while noting that the international fact-finding team would likely fall short of determining who was responsible.Asked about the risks of U.S. military retaliation, Mattis cited two concerns, starting with avoiding civil-ian casualties.ÂOn a strategic level, itÂs how do we keep this from escalating out of control, if you get my drift on that,ÂŽ he said.Rep. Adam Smith, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, said he sees no legal justification for a U.S. strike in Syria, absent explicit authorization by Congress. More broadly, he doubted the wisdom of bombing.ÂUntil we have a more long-term strategy, until we have some idea where weÂre going in Syria and the Middle East, it seems unwise, to me, to start launching missiles,ÂŽ said Smith, D-Wash. ÂWe need to know where thatÂs going, what the purpose of it is before we take that act.ÂŽTrump puts o Syria strike decisionPresident Donald Trump listens during a meeting in the Oval OfÂ“ ce at the White House in Washington. Trump said Thursday that an attack on Syria could take place Âvery soon or not so soon at all!ÂŽ [EVAN VUCCI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]LISBON, PORTUGALSpainÂs high court blocks Catalan separatistÂs power bidSpainÂs Supreme Court on Thursday turned down a second request by a jailed leader of CataloniaÂs independence movement to be released so regional lawmak-ers can vote on making him their leader.Judge Pablo Llarena said in a ruling that there remained a risk that Jordi Sanchez, a prominent Catalan secession-ist, would repeat the offenses that landed him in a Madrid jail.He is being detained while the Supreme Court investigates whether he orchestrated protests that hindered officials who were trying to stop a court-banned Catalan independence referendum last October.KABUL, AFGHANISTANTaliban attack on Afghan government compound kills 15 The Taliban stormed a government compound in central Afghanistan early Thursday, triggering an hours-long gun-battle that killed 15, including three top local officials, police and government officials said.The blistering attack in the Khuja Omari district was the latest insurgent assault in Ghazni province, which is now largely under Taliban control. The Taliban planted mines to prevent government reinforcements from coming to help and quickly took respon-sibility for the attack, said Mohammad Arif Rahmani, a lawmaker in the Afghan Parliament.President Ashraf Ghani con-demned the attack.MADRIDSaudi prince visits Spain amid criticism over defense salesThe crown prince of Saudi Arabia was on an official visit Thursday to longtime commercial ally Spain, where activists are criticizing past and possible future sales of military equipment to the kingdom. Mohammed bin Salman was due to attend a banquet with SpainÂs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia before meeting with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and with Defense Minis-ter Maria Dolores de Cospedal. The 32-year-old heir to the Saudi throne and Rajoy were scheduled to preside over the signing of bilateral agreements, according to the visitÂs official agenda, which provided no further details.NATION & WORLD DIGESTDETROITIn this March 23, photo, emergency personnel work at the scene where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier in Mountain View, Calif. Investigators booted Tesla Inc., from the group investigating the fatal crash, which involved a vehicle operating with the companyÂs Autopilot system. The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday it removed Tesla after the company prematurely made information public. [KTVU VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]MADISON, WIS.In this June 5, photo, President Donald TrumpÂs former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus attends an event at the White House in Washington. Priebus on Thursday took himself out of consideration as a candidate to replace retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan as other Wisconsin Republicans contemplated whether to join the fray. Ryan announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in November. [ANDREW HARNIK/ ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]NEW YORKIn this Jan. 21, photo, SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris speaks at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. The Screen Actors Guild is calling for an end to auditions in private hotel rooms and residences in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. SAG-AFTRA on Thursday issued new guidelines that expand the guildÂs code of conduct in an effort to curtail sexual harassment in the industry. [VINCE BUCCI/INVISION/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]
DailyCommercial.com | Friday, April 13, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 email@example.com By Frank Stanfieldfrank.stanfield @dailycommercial.comTAVARES Â„ Prosecutors Thursday listed five statutory aggravating circumstances why David Mariotti should be executed for murdering 84-year-old Beatrice Mont-gomery in June 2016.His defense attorney didnÂt number the reasons Mariotti should instead be sentenced to life in prison, but he did list some mitigating circum-stances, including describing his mother as Âan absolute freak show.ÂŽExecutive Assistant Public Defender John Spivey said she was hospitalized 118 times in Lake County hospitals for mental illness, and promised jurors they would see arrest reports, child abuse records, reports of prostitution, living with the head of the Outlaws motorcycle gang and other evidence that led to Âa path-way to ruin.ÂŽOne of the key factors in the 36-year-old manÂs life is a lifetime of drug abuse, said Spivey, who called upon three prisoners who knew Mariotti from childhood.One of the men, who said he has known Mariotti since he was 10, said ÂIÂve never seen him sober.ÂŽShawn Rutig, who also grew up in a trailer park in Lady Lake, testified they abused every kind of drug they could get their hands on, including powdered cocaine at age 14, not to mention crack, marijuana, pills, ecstasy, and meth. In later years, he saw his friend mix heroin and fen-tanyl and go into near-death unconsciousness.He said they would stay awake for days, sometimes hallucinating.ÂHe would think his girlfriend was in the bathroom with somebody else, and she wouldnÂt even be in the house,ÂŽ he said. He said Mariotti would think police officers would be in the trees, and on one foggy day thought the trailer park was on fire.Unlike aggravators, which have to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, jurors can just weigh whatever mitigators they think might be relevant Â„ but Spivey said he would prove them anyway.He also said he would pres-ent evidence from doctors about brain scans, tests, how drug abuse affects behavior and more, including the fact that his father was absent because he was in prison.Penalty phase of Mariotti trial begins By Dinah Voyles PulverGatehouse Media FloridaIt's entirely likely that Florida will be slammed by a hurricane again in the future, but it won't be by a hurricane named Harvey, Irma, Maria or Nate.A regional committee for the World Meteorological Organization, which oversees the name of hur-ricanes, retired all four of the names at its meeting this week because of the extensive damage the hurricanes caused throughout the Caribbean and United States last year, the National Hurricane Center announced Thursday morning.Added to the list of storm names for 2023 as replace-ments were Harold, Idalia, Margot and Nigel, stated the Hurricane Center, a member of the meteorological organization's committee.The list of hurricane names retired since storms began being named in 1953 now totals 86. The 2005 hurricane season holds the record for most names retired in a season with Four deadly hurricane names are retired A regional committee for the World Meteorological Organization retired the names at its meeting this week because of the extensive damage the hurricanes caused throughout the Caribbean and United States last year. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER / DAILY COMMERCIAL] BEST BETS FOR TODAYLAKE COUNTY FAIR: The fair continues today and the gates open at 9 a.m. 6:30 p.m. FireÂ“ ghter Show 7 p.m. Sea Lion Splash/Swine Show 8 p.m. FireÂ“ ghter Show 8:30 p.m. Sea Lion Splash 9 p.m. Comedy Hypnotist Show JAZZ REVUE: Doors open at 5:30 and show starts at 7 p.m. at Eustis Community Center, 601 Northshore Drive. With bands from Eustis High and Middle Schools, silent art auction and refreshments. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Go to EustisHighBand.com.NEWS BRIEFSMOUNT DORAMount Dora Council decides to stick with city attorneyDuring a session last week to discuss its city attorney contract, Mount Dora Council members opted to stick with theLake Mary firm Sten-strom, McIntosh, Colbert and Whigham P.A.More spe-cifically, they decided that Jennifer Cockcroft will remain as the lead city attorney despite a delay in the process of her board certification, which was originally expected tohave been completed by March.A letter from the Florida Bar to Cockcroft dated March 26, however,said she is eligible for certification and will take the City, County and Local Government Law Certifica-tion Examination onMay 11.Council members agreed that if Cockcroft's certification is not complete and presented to them by November, they will revisit the matter. WILDWOODBrothers charged with murder of Leesburg manTwo brothers were charged on Thursday in the November killing of Joel Aaron Curry, 29, of Leesburg.Sumter County SheriffÂs detectives say unspecified leads led them to Chauncey and Anthony Calhoun, both of Leesburg. Chauncey was arrested Thurs-day, while Anthony is currently in the Lake County Jail on unrelated charges.Both men were charged with murder, armed kidnap-ping, robbery and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.According to detectives, the murder appears to be the result of an ongoing dispute between the brothers and Curry.On Nov. 6, The Villages Fire Rescue responded to a call at 6:12 p.m., in the 8700 block of NE 102nd Road in Lady Lake. While extinguish-ing the blaze, firefighters discovered CurryÂs body a few feet away behind at 2011 Ford Focus, according to the SheriffÂs Office. LEESBURGLeesburg police arrest man for store robbery Leesburg detectives have arrested a man for Thursday's robbery of the Family Food Mart.The suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Leonard Dale Bostic of Lady Lake. Bostic has been charged with armed robbery By Frank Stanfield firstname.lastname@example.orgTAVARES Â… SheriffÂs depu-ties have charged an inmate at the Lake County Jail with trying to hire other prisoners to kill his ex-wife and her boyfriend.The price: 20 trays of food and $2,000, according to detectives.Corrections officers said they found a Âhit listÂŽ in the cell of Michael E. Lee, 32, of Leesburg, on April 5. ÂThe contract indicated names and signatures of parties involved,ÂŽ according to the probable cause affidavit.One witness told investigators he talked to another inmate who had been approached by Lee. He called Lee an Âidiot,ÂŽ said he had no intention of following through on the deal and would take the food trays anyway, according to the report.One prisoner said Lee asked for his address so he could bring him a gun and said he would furnish the vehicle tag number and said the couple worked at Wal-mart. The man said he no intention of carrying out the hit.ÂLee admitted Âƒtalking to witnesses about the paper and further admitted to giving traysÂƒ advising the reason was because [redacted] had no money in his commissary [account] to purchase meal trays.ÂŽThe report said Lee denied trying to hire anyone for murder. He was charged with criminal solicitation to murder and is being held without bond.Lee was initially arrested for domestic battery in December, 2016, after his wife reported that Lee began yelling and upsetting their children, who were in the car, and he threatened to move so she would never see them again. She said she went out to the car to try to comfort them and he pushed her and tried to run over her with the car.Lee was arrested again in February, 2017, when police answering a disturbance call learned that Lee and his wife had moved back in together. He was charged with violat-ing a restraining order.On April 2, 2017, a compan-ion of his soon-to-be-ex-wife went to Leesburg police to say that Lee drove up beside his car, pointed his finger like a gun and said, ÂIÂm going to [expletive] kill you.ÂŽLee was sentenced to 120 days in jail in March of this year for violating the terms of his domestic violence charge.Cops foil attempted hit-for-hireLee Cockcroft A. Calhoun C. Calhoun Bostic See BRIEFS, A4Detectives say jail inmate tried to hire other prisoners to kill ex-wifeEUSTIS Â„ The Lake County Fair in Eustis continued Thursday with all of the attractions that have kept people coming back for plenty of family entertainment.The fair on Thursday offered a Swine Skill-a-thon, Firefighter Show, Sea Lion Splash, Comedy Hyp-notist Show and of course fair food, carnival-style rides and games and much more.Fun for the familyChris and Addison Murray of Tavares ride the giant slide at the Lake County Fair in Eustis on Thursday. [BOB SNOW / CORRESPONDENT] Lake County Fair continues with shows, rides, games and moreLondon Spencer and Kerri Mitchell of Leesburg ride a pink mini Jeep at the Lake County Fair in Eustis on Thursday. Aurora Gentry of Deland rides the carousel with her mother, Rachel Gentry at the Lake County Fair in Eustis on Thursday. See TRIAL, A4 See HURRICANE, A4
A4 Friday, April 13, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com Proud marine, James Samuel Gwaltney (Sammy) 69 born April 10, 1948 in Lisbon FL. Passed on to the big boat in the sky April 9, 2018, surrounded by his family. Sam served his country with two terms in Marines. He was very outgoing and a free spirit and never met a stranger. Loved by all that knew him Survived by his Wife, of 44, years, Glenda Gwaltney, 4 Children Step Dad Ernest (Dinky) Foster, Sister Debbie Hamlin, Brother Timmy Gwaltney, 22 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren and 83 Â“shing poles. Memorial held Saturday April 14, 2018 1 pm. 34700 South Haines Creek Road, Leesburg, FL 34788 Beyers Funeral Home & Crematory 352-787-4343James Samuel Gwaltney Funeral Services Merrill Weese, 67 of Fruitland Park, Florida passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 surrounded by loving family. Born in Elkins, West Virginia, to Herman and Bess Weese, deceased. Merrill is survived by his wife Peggy Weese, daughter Connie Barnes, son Kenneth Weese, step daughters; Sandy Burgess and Rhonda Rosa. Sisters; Patti Spence, and Sharon Collett. In addition to 10 grandsons, 1 granddaughter and 2 great granddaughters. A visitation will be held Saturday, April 14, at Trinity Assembly at the corner of Urick and Dixie in Fruitland Park, Florida from 2-3 p.m. Graveside Services to follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Fruitland Park. Condolences may be left at www. beyersfuneralhome. com, Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL in charge of arrangements.Merrill WeeseRichard Dale Neely, 68, of Leesburg, Florida, died April 4, 2018, in a tragic automobile accident in Sumter County, Florida. He was born on May 22, 1949, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to the late George and Lillie Bell Neely. He graduated from Chattanooga High School. A Christian since age 11, he was a Southern Baptist and earned a theology degree from Baptist Bible Institute in Graceville, Florida. He was vice president of manufacturing at PELLON Consumer Products (PCP Group, LLC) in Saint Petersburg, Florida. He served in the Tennessee Air National Guard. An avid amateur radio operator, his call sign was K4SON, and he was a member of ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio and the Lake Amateur Radio Association in Leesburg, Florida. He was most proud of participating in a mission trip to Burkina Faso in Africa while at Red Bank Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Leigh (Laquita) Sanders Neely; his daughter, Stephanie Neely Boyt of Villa Rica, Georgia; his sons K. Dale Neely (Stacie) of Tallahassee, Florida, and Scott Neely (Tina) of Weybridge, England; four wonderful grandchildren, Sam, Jack, Myla and Caleb; his brothers, George Neely (Shirley) and William Neely (Catherine) of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and his beloved nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Dorothy T. Sanders, and brotherin-law, Lyle Sanders, of Chattanooga, Tennessee. In lieu of Â”owers, the family requests donations be made to Lake Amateur Radio Association, 11146 Springdale Ave., Leesburg, FL 34788. A memorial service will be held in Chattanooga April 28.Richard Dale Neely Evelyn B. Frame, 89 of Clermont passed away April 10, 2018. A Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held at Tuscanooga Baptist Church at 11:00 AM on Saturday April 14, 2018. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents John M. and Addie Brown, sister Ernell, brothers Morrison & Charles and husband Emory J. Frame. She is survived by her daughter Carmen Arnold (John G.), step-son Mark Frame, granddaughters Kelly McGregor & Emily Arnold, great-grandson Ethan Vanek, brothers Jerry Brown (Linda), Carvin Brown (Nancy) and her numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of Â”owers, please make donations to Tuscanooga Baptist Church in her memory. (www. beckerfamilyfuneral.com)Evelyn B. Frame Funeral Servicesand booked in the Lake County Jail.According to police spokesman Joe Iozzi, officers responded to the store on West Dixie Avenue around 8 p.m. Monday. Two masked, armed men report-edly entered the store, stole an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot. Officers established a perimeter and used a police K9 team to search for the men, but they were not found.Detectives still need help identifying the masked robber who helped Bostic in the robbery.Anyone with information regarding the case is urged to call 352-728-9862, or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS. BRIEFSFrom Page A3 five.Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the mid-Texas coast on August 25 last year and then stalled. It dropped up to five feet of rain-fall, causing devastating flooding and became the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history. The Hurricane Center stated at least 68 people died from direct effects of the storm in Texas, the largest number in that state since 1919. Long-lived Hurricane Irma roared through the Caribbean as a Category 5 storm before making landfall in Florida on September 10 last year, claiming 44 lives with direct impacts and another 85 lives in indi-rect impacts.Hurricane Maria ravaged the islands of Dominica and Puerto Rico and became the third costliest hurricane in U.S. history, behind Harvey and Katrina. The Hurricane Center stated Maria caused 31 direct deaths with 34 missing in Dominica, and two direct deaths in Guade-loupe. In Puerto Rico, the death toll stands at 65, which includes an unknown number of indirect deaths.Hurricane Nate made landfall on the northern Gulf Coast as a category 1 hurricane, after caus-ing 45 deaths in Central America. HURRICANEFrom Page A3Assistant State Attorney Chris Small listed five aggravators in his opening remarks: that the murder was committed during the burglary of an occupied dwelling; it was commit-ted to prevent arrest; that it was for financial gain; that it was especially heinous atrocious and cruel; and that the victim was Âpartic-ularly vulnerableÂ because of her age or disabilities.Spivey said he would not Âspit in the windÂŽ and lie to jurors by saying that there are no aggravators. He used her stolen credit cards, and she was old and disabled, he conceded. Montgomery was forced to use a walker to get around and the once artis-tic gardener was no longer able to take care of her lawn or her house.Jurors heard victim impact statements from MontgomeryÂs Palmora Park neighbors in Leesburg. Montgomery was a widow and the couple had no children.Mary Gillespie, who moved across the street from Montgomery in 1999, described her as Âgentle, trusting and trustworthy.ÂŽShe said the last time she sat down with her was on the stoop in the carport. While they were talking, MontgomeryÂs cat came up and she petted his head. ÂSo gentle,ÂŽ she said.Longtime friend and fellow church choir member at Morrison United Methodist Church, Ruth Weber, said she was determined to remember her Âgentle, gracious spirit.ÂŽSteve Knowles said she used her calligraphy skills to acknowledge the names of hymn book donors. Included in her handwriting was a quote from John Wesley: ÂDo all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.ÂŽ ÂThat was Bea,ÂŽ he said. TRIALFrom Page A3By Michael R. SisakThe Associated PressNORRISTOWN, Pa. Â„ A former model told a jury Thursday that Bill Cosby raped her in 1982 after giving her a pill he claimed would ease her menstrual cramps but instead left her immobilized and unable to stop an assault she called Âgross.ÂŽJanice Dickinson, the fourth of five accusers to take the witness stand at CosbyÂs sex assault retrial, told jurors she was Ârendered motionlessÂŽ by the pill as Cosby got on top of her in his Lake Tahoe, Nevada, hotel room. She said he smelled of cigars and espresso.ÂI didnÂt consent to this. Here was ÂAmericaÂs Dad,Â on top of me. A married man, father of five kids, on top of me,ÂŽ Dickinson said. ÂI was thinking how wrong it was. How very wrong it was.ÂŽDickinson, 27 at the time, testified she felt vaginal pain and, after waking up the next morning, noticed semen between her legs. She said Cosby looked at her Âlike I was crazyÂŽ when she con-fronted him about what had happened.ÂI wanted to hit him. I wanted to punch him in the face,ÂŽ she said.A former TV personality who has called herself the ÂworldÂs first supermodel,ÂŽ Dickinson became one of the first women to go public with her allegations against Cosby when she told her story on ÂEntertainment TonightÂŽ in 2014.Another accuser, taking the witness stand after Dickinson, said Cosby prodded her to drink two shots in his Las Vegas hotel suite, then had her sit between his knees and started petting her head.Lise-Lotte Lublin told jurors she lost consciousness and doesnÂt remember anything else about that night in 1989 Â„ a time when Cosby was at the height of his fame star-ring as sweater-wearing father-of-five Dr. Cliff Huxtable on AmericaÂs top-rated TV show, ÂThe Cosby Show.ÂŽÂI trusted him because heÂs ÂAmericaÂs Dad,ÂÂŽ Lublin said. ÂI trusted him because heÂs a figure people trusted for many years, including myself.ÂŽDickinson and Lublin were among five additional accusers whom prosecutors called to the stand to show Cosby had a history of drugging and molesting women long before he was charged with violating Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.The 80-year-old comedian says his sexual encounter with Constand was consensual. His first trial ended in a hung jury.The defense has dis-missed the other womenÂs testimony as Âprosecution by distraction.ÂŽÂThese women proved that they were here to back up their sister Â„ they got their sisterÂs back,ÂŽ Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt said Thursday outside court.Dickinson, the only celebrity accuser to testify against Cosby, parried with defense attorneys who seized on discrepancies between her testimony Thursday and what she wrote about their encounter in her 2002 autobiography.She told jurors she wanted to include details about the assault, but wound up telling a highly sanitized version in which there was no sex at all, let alone a rape, because her publisher told her the legal department would never let the allegations against Cosby make it to print.Dickinson said she went along because she needed the money Â„ and feared Cosby would ruin her career.ÂItÂs all a fabrication there. It was written by ghostwriters. I wanted a paycheck,ÂŽ she said.Dickinson testified she got to know Cosby after he called her agent and said he wanted to meet and possibly mentor her as she looked to expand her career into singing and acting. The first accuser to testify, Heidi Thomas, said she met Cosby the same way.She said Cosby invited her to Lake Tahoe after an initial meeting at his New York City townhouse, where he had given her an acting manual. Cosby tracked her down to Bali, where she was modeling for an oil company calen-dar, and asked her to Lake Tahoe Âto further talk about my career.ÂŽIn Tahoe, she tested out her vocal range with CosbyÂs musical director, watched Cosby perform and then joined the two men for dinner at the hotel. She said thatÂs where she started to get cramps, and thatÂs when Cosby produced a little blue pill. She took it and soon became woozy and Âslightly out of it.ÂŽModel Dickinson tells jury Cosby raped her in 1982Janice Dickinson walks through the Montgomery County Courthouse during a break in Bill CosbyÂs sexual assault retrial Thursday in Norristown, Pa. [MARK MAKELA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]
DailyCommercial.com | Friday, April 13, 2018 A5standards was made available.Leesburg City Manager Al Minner said the belief is that the grants andany resulting improvements will be a win-win for the business recipients, the citys tax base and citizens.In all, 17 businesses applied for available money. Last week, the city announced it had awarded more than $160,000 for 13 of those projects ranging from replacing non-conform-ing signs with new ones, fixing broken windows, landscaping improvements, painting, minor faade repairs and more.We had tried to do something like this in the past but we really didnt fund anything. It just never grew legs to take off with, Minner said.Minner said that about 12-18 months ago however, the city decided to try launching the pro-gram again.He said city staff embarked on an awareness campaign to promote interest.Grant moneycame from the citys general fund, its U.S. Highway Community Rede-velopment Agency (CRA) fund and its downtown CRA fund.Minner said theplan is to fund similar grant programs every fiscal year, with award announcements every fall. He said the return should not onlyboost customer allure for recipients butbring new visitors andbusinesses to Leesburg.According to Minner, people aresometimes moreinclined to stop in at a local business that looks appealing, and that as those improvements happen and as more and more visitors begin frequenting Leesburg, new businesses will be enticed into establishing loca-tions in town.Were hoping the pro-gram will improve the aesthetics and ambiance of the city and spur rede-velopment, Minner said.Michael Frymier, owner of Computer Corner, an IT services and com-puter repair shop located on the corner of 441 and 3rd Street agrees and said he is grateful for the $18,317 he was awarded for improvements.Frymier said although hes been in business for about 10 years, he just moved to his new loca-tion in December.Frymier, a third generation business owner, said he will be using the money for an electronic sign with a digital reader board, for outside lighting to brighten up the place at night and for a new paint job.The grant money is really gonna help us to spruce up the business and get more exposure. The things well be able to do will really brighten up the place and make us much more noticeable, Frymier said.For Beacon College, the $20,000 it received made it possible to pro-ceed with the buildout of a pocket parkcomplete with palm trees, benches, a fountain, a pergola and more on Main Street and Palmetto in downtown Leesburg.Steve Muller, Beacon Colleges vice president of institutional development and communications, said although longtimeLees-burg resident Robert Durand donated most of the $172,800 for the park, which will be named after him and his wifeVirginia,the $20,000 supplement the city awarded for the project was necessary to avoid dipping intocollege monies.This is a beautifica-tion project we are hoping will provide a pleasing spacethat can be enjoyed by everyone in the community in addition to the students, faculty and staff of the college, Muller said.The other grant recip-ients were Heron Pest Control ($20,000), Chi-cago Fire ($1,280),The Evander Lee ($8,000), Tropic Theatre ($11,667), Sip ($3,000), Main Street Antiques ($3,260), Glover Chiropractic ($19,440), Deluxe Motel ($6,164), DCO Flooring ($20,000), Droid Auto ($12,400) and Gator Storage ($16,710).Businesses that applied but were not awarded any funds this cycle were the Beacon Library, Beacon classrooms, Folsoms and the Opera House.Award consideration was based onwhether theproject needs to cor-rect a non-conforming issue, whether it needs to improve a blighted condition and whether the project has a visual impact on the citys busi-ness corridors. GRANTFrom Page A1Avenue lot where he was killed and that he planned to head back north after Bikefest.In fact, Hatcher bought a motorcycle helmet from Behney for his wife but returned it a couple of weeks later because she didnt like it, and Behney refunded his money.He was an honest guy, Hatcher said. Hatcher has no inkling why someone would kill Behney.From what I know of him, he didnt go around making enemies. He wasnt that kind of person, he said. He had money, I think, after coming back from Bike Week. I dont really know if (the murder) was because someone was targeting him or just wrong place at the wrong time. FRUITLANDFrom Page A1 carry rifles unloaded, with no magazines inserted in states where its legal.This is a very peaceful approach to a show of force, Clayton said. What that means is were not going to go there looking for a fight. Were saying, Look at all the people gathered here. We have a voice too.Most U.S. states allow long guns to be carried openly in public spaces, though other legal restrictions may apply. In Maine, for example, the statehouse grounds are a gun-free zone.Assembling near the state Capitol on Saturday could prove expensive, at least for organizers in Georgia. Theyre being asked to pay about $6,700 to cover overtime for state troopers to provide security. Capt. Mark Perry of the Geor-gia Department of Public Safety said thats because the rally is on a weekend permitted assemblies are free on weekdays when statehouse security is fully staffed.Its an insult, said Atlanta rally organizer Chris Hill, who said he has no intention of paying.Other groups have been charged similar fees. Tim Franzen, who helped organize the March For Our Lives rally against gun violence in Atlanta on March 24, said organizers paid for statehouse secu-rity but he didnt recall how much.The coalition behind the gun rights rallies describes itself as a col-lection of patriotic-based groups that come from all walks of life, including Three Percent groups and local militias.The Three Percent movement vows to resist any government that infringes on the U.S. Constitution. Its name refers to the belief that just 3 percent of colonists rose up to fight the British.Clayton leads a group called the Three Percent Republic. Such groups lack the following of more mainstream Second Amendment advocates such as the National Rifle Association. An NRA spokeswoman did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Other gun rights organizations said theyve played minor roles.Jerry Henry, executive director of GeorgiaCarry.org, said a few of the groups 8,000 members have emailed him asking for details about the rally in Atlanta. We are not sponsoring it in any shape or form, but were not opposing it, said Henry, who doesnt plan to attend.Clayton said the organizers goal is for attendance to reach 1 mil-lion nationwide.That would require average turnout of 20,000 per state. Maine rally organizer Dave Gulya said he expects 500 to 1,500 people. The permit for Missouris rally anticipates 100 participants. Mississippi rally organizer Monty Reeves estimated 50 to 200 people.Reeves and Gulya said they have no ties to mili-tias or other such groups. Reeves owns a bolt-action rifle and a shotgun for hunting doves and squir-rels near his home in rural Whynot, Mississippi. Gulya is a truck driver in Blue Hill, Maine, who likes shooting targets with handguns and rifles. He worries gun rights are slowly getting chipped away.As responsible, lawabiding gun owners, we seem to pay the price every time theres one of these tragedies, Gulya said. Weve stayed silent long enough. GUNSFrom Page A1 Trees were recently planted down Palmetto Street in Leesburg, from Main to Magnolia streets in what will become Beacon Colleges Virginia Margaret Durand Park. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL]
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The U.S. Trade RepresentativeÂs Office cited ÂMade in China 2025ÂŽ in announcing last week a $50 billion list of Chinese goods targeted for President Donald TrumpÂs tariff hike.Many countries have similar plans. But Ameri-can officials contend ChinaÂs tactics include subsidizing local compa-nies, shielding them from competition and pres-suring foreign companies to hand over technology.The plan reflects BeijingÂs Âintention of seizing economic leadership in advanced technology,ÂŽ said the USTR statement.ÂMade in China 2025ÂŽ isnÂt the first time BeijingÂs technology and industry plans have rankled trading partners who say they violate promises to open markets and treat foreign and Chinese companies equally. Below are some details on the issue:WHAT DO CHINESE LEADERS WANT?: Communist leaders want to transform China from a low-cost factory into a creator of profitable technologies in areas including electric cars, solar and wind power, robotics and information technology.China assembles 90 percent of the worldÂs mobile phones and 80 percent of its computers. But it relies on technology and components from the United States, Europe and Japan, which get most of the profit. Its leaders want China to capture more of that, securing better-paid jobs and restoring ChinaÂs historic status as a lead-ing culture.ÂMade in China 2025ÂŽ is the first stage in a plan to make China a global manufacturing power by 2049, the centenary of the communist revolution.Targets include making 70 percent of components and materials domestically and establishing 40 Âinno-vation centersÂŽ by 2025.The Chinese government has promised the equivalent of hundreds of billions of dollars in support.A decade ago, foreign companies complained Beijing was trying to squeeze them out of promising fields. They say ÂMade in China 2025ÂŽ is especially alarming because it declares that new indus-tries will be controlled by wholly Chinese-owned champions.A deputy Chinese commerce minister tried to defuse such criticism by telling reporters last week ÂMade in China 2025ÂŽ is open to foreign companies.Made in China 2025 plan irks partnersMARKET WATCHDow 24,483.05 293.60 Nasdaq 7,140.25 71.22 S&P 2,663.99 21.80 Russell 1,557.33 10.52 NYSE 12,580.22 65.63COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,338.40 18.10 Silver 16.443 .295 Platinum 929.00 0.20 Copper 3.0600 .0520 Oil 67.07 0.25By Marley JayThe Associated PressNEW YORK Â„ Tech-nology companies, banks and industrial companies all rose Thursday as investors got ready for big banks to announce their first-quarter results and let go of some of their concerns about the trade dispute between the U.S. and China.Big tech companies like Apple and Microsoft, the marketÂs leaders over the last year, rose again. 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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, April 13, 2018 A7 ANOTHER OPINION LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 email@example.comSome senators who grilled Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday apparently have never been on Facebook. Some might have yet to embrace the internet. But after the tsunami of revelations about Russian infiltration of FacebookÂs platform in the 2016 presidential election and the misuse of user data by Cambridge Analytica, these members of Congress finally have woken up to the urgency to protect the personal information collected by giant social media platforms. Regulation is needed. Everyone knows it. The uncertainty and challenge are the form and extent of new privacy rules. But they must come, because Facebook has proved time and again that the government cannot leave that task to it and others like Instagram and Twitter. In 2011, Facebook entered into a consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission regarding charges that it deceived users by telling them their data could remain private while allowing it to be made public and shared. Not much has changed. On the eve of ZuckerbergÂs testimony, advocacy and privacy groups accused YouTube, whose corporate parent is Google, of illegally collecting data on millions of child users. The tipping point for this weekÂs grilling of Zuckerberg Â„ the House Energy and Commerce Committee takes its turn Wednesday Â„ was recent news that Cambridge, the British firm that received nearly $6 million from Donald TrumpÂs campaign, improperly gained access to the data of 87 million Facebook users to develop psychological profiles for targeting voters. Regulations should reflect basic principles. Users should have to agree to allow their data, which range from biographical information to personal interests and contacts, to be collected and shared. Users should not be forced to opt out of collection. The process of granting permission should be easy to understand. There should be limits on how data are shared with companies and how they use the information. A bipartisan Senate bill to require disclosures about who paid for online campaign ads is a starting point for a different, but similarly troublesome front. Europe is ahead of us, with privacy rules set to take effect in May. Congress must decide whether it also likes the European stick Â„ fines of up to 4 percent of global revenue for companies that misuse usersÂ data. America is at a turning point. Skepticism of big tech is growing. People are realizing that if they are not paying for something, they themselves are the product being sold. The #DeleteFacebook movement includes lots of regular folks among the platformÂs 2.2 billion users, and tech giants like Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Tesla/SpaceX founder Elon Musk. Privacy-oriented sites are seeing slow but steady increases in users. Zuckerberg said he accepts responsibility for all the mistakes and spent lots of time Tuesday apologizing. WeÂve seen the apology tour before. And more might be necessary. Given FacebookÂs recent announcement that the data of vastly more people had been breached by Cambridge than originally thought, it seems unlikely that the company knows the full extent of possible data misuse by other parties. The law, it is said, is always behind the technology. ItÂs time for our government to catch up. From Tribune News ServiceANOTHER OPINIONProtect the privacy of users of social media House Speaker Paul Ryan is retiring, and some say good riddance to bad rubbish while others of us say the rubbish resides in the critics. He is one of the best things to happen to Washington in years, this Wisconsin Republican who has been pragmatic, principled, prudent, caring, honest, knowledgeable, calm, compromising and innovative. The trouble is that being the best thing can also make you a bad fit. How many others, for instance, would be so audacious as to try to fix Medicare in order to sustain it and deal with a killer debt? Doing something so responsible is to have demagogues lynch you or, seeing as how that could get them in trouble, come up with a televised video showing you push an old lady off a cliff in her wheelchair. This is precisely the kind of vile tactic the left has consistently employed to win votes and devastate the public. The fact is that Medicare and Social Security constitute a mammoth part of the unified budget, that baby boomer retirements are causing a cost explosion and that the only way to fix things without economic mayhem is adjustments to the programs. That does not mean people are suddenly going to be cheated left and right, but that is what the left pretends by way of cheating the people left and right. So Ryan came up with a voucher program that would still serve beneficiaries while reasonably tamping down the dangers, and that's just not the way Washington works. Along the same lines, he then came up with a welfare reform package that would mightily serve the poor, believe it or not. The program would be work-oriented, and here was its genius: It would have third parties regularly evaluate whether different parts were working so that it could be revised as needed and actually accomplish its objective. Fellow conservatives did not leap aboard. Nor did very many rush to embrace his concerns about mass incarceration, a significant problem in my estimation. His fellow office holders did recognize his leadership qualities, however. Even President Barack Obama voiced appreciation for his willingness to buy into reasonable compromise. The congressman has had his share of important accomplishments and he has provided able leadership that has helped keep the worst from happening no matter how hard so many worked to get there. Some say the latest budget was close to the worst, and it was definitely not good in its trillion-dollar deficit ambitions. Was something better possible given our confused, tweet-fixated president's weaving-andwaving strategies and the impossibilities of anything of merit ever passing through either the Senate or the House? "Polarization" is the word of the moment, "ideological idiocy" is a competing phrase and "politics as usual" has come to mean chaos. There are so, so many destabilizing factors in Washington today. Lacking 10 volumes in which to list them, let's just note a special counsel probe as determined as a falling rock to land on something, a dissolution of congressional powers, an administration deserted by some while firing others and policy overstatements that are either the art of the deal or the deals of the artless. Actually, there was a major matter that did get through the Senate and House under Ryan, and that was a tax reform measure helping to revamp the economy even as we speak. Here is something that will do so much for so many that it is hard to overstate its value. We are talking about American revitalization if doing something about the debt is not forgotten. Ryan could just maybe help in all of this, but especially with the possibility of Democrats taking Congress in the midterm elections, futility could also become his middle name. He says he wants to spend time with his children. That's important, too. Jay Ambrose is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service. Readers may email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.The outstanding Paul Ryan departsJustice Stevens' confession Retired Justice John Paul Stevens recently urged repeal of the Second Amendment. Apparently few have recognized the central significance of his action. This jurist, who despises one of the key protections the Constitution guarantees to Americans, spent over three decades authoritatively trying to reinterpret the Constitution. How many other progressives on the High Court might use their retirement to reveal their honest contempt for this or other provisions of our Founding document. Activist justices like Stevens have, in line with their anti-originalist theories, been working for many years to reshape the Constitution according to their personal ideological preferences. The Second Amendment, like the rest of the Bill of Rights, was originally intended to protect individuals and the states from potential abuse or tyranny on the part of the national government. Big government progressives hate and distort this original meaning. The Constitution provided the only legitimate means for its revision/improvement: the amendment procedures of Article Five. Changing the Constitution's powers and provisions by any other means, President Washington wrote, was "usurpation ... the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed" (Farewell Address). This includes alteration by arbitrary judicial reinterpretation. President Trump's determination is to restore the Court's authentic constitutional role by appointing only justices who will respect the Constitution as it was written and legitimately amended.John Renick, Grand Island John Crisp's 28th Amendment I always enjoy reading the columns of professor John Crisp, and his recent column, "Repeal the Second Amendment? No, Let's Enact the 28th," was no exception. I agree with his conclusion that the Second Amendment will never be repealed as long as the NRA continues to pour millions of dollars into the campaign coffers of our state and federal elected officials. Those bottom-feeders will never bite that feeding hand. More important, however, is Crisp's analysis of the opinion in the District of Columbia vs. Heller in 2008 in which the slim majority of the Supreme Court totally ignored the language of the preamble to the Second Amendment that refers to "a well-regulated militia." As Crisp notes, "It's unlikely to ever be reclaimed by an honest, historically contextual interpretation." During the course of my nearly 40 years in the practice of law, I have so often heard the abuse heaped upon the so-called "liberal" judges and justices who wish to declare the Constitution to be a living document subject to interpretation in changing times. On the other side, there are those so-called "strict constitutionalists" who would adhere to the exact words of the constitution despite those changing times. But in the Heller decision, the roles were reversed. The "liberals" on the bench wished to adhere to all of the words of the Second Amendment. The slim majority ignored those preliminary words, as well as the intent behind them. I hope I live long enough to see a proposal for Crisp's 28th Amendment to completely clarify and delineate anything and everything to do with reasonable gun control regulation. Even the sacred rights of freedom of speech, religion and expression and the freedom to peaceably assemble and seek redress from government are all limited to some extent to further the common good, safety and welfare of the nation as a whole. What the Supreme Court did in the Heller case runs counter to our judicial and political history, and it may well take an Amendment to rectify this issue.Daniel Andrews, The Villages
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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, April 13, 2018 B1 SPORTS BASEBALL | B4A ROUNDUP OF THE DAYÂS MLB ACTION Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 email@example.comBy Tim ReynoldsAssociated PressMIAMI Â„ The NBA playoffs that start this weekend already have an extremely tough act to follow.The regular season ended with a flourish.WednesdayÂs final night of the regular season was well beyond dramatic Â„ an overtime game between Min-nesota and Denver to decide the last berth, another overtime game between Miami and Toronto to determine some East fates, a 46-point first quarter by Philadel-phia, an absurd 20-rebound, 19-assist night from Russell Westbrook.And now, the best time of the NBA year is finally here. The playoffs are back, with Golden State and Cleveland Â„ whoÂve met in the last three NBA Finals Â„ not exactly looking like the overwhelming favorites the league has come to expect. A fourth straight Warriors-Cavs matchup is no guarantee. A fourth straight trip by either of those teams alone is far from certain, either.It all starts Saturday, the 16-team tournament that will be a two-month grind follow-ing the six-month grind of the regular season.ÂI feel pretty ready,ÂŽ Toronto guard Kyle Lowry said. ÂWeÂre ready to go.ÂŽ So are 15 other teams. Start with the East pairings: Lowry and the top-seeded Raptors play No. 8 Washington, No. 2 Boston faces No. 7 Milwaukee, No. 3 Philadelphia gets No. 6 Miami and No. 4 Cleveland Â„ with LeBron James bidding for an eighth consecutive appearance in The Finals Â„ opening against No. 5 Indiana, a surprise team at the start of the season and one that isnÂt a surprise anymore.NBA ready for the playo sFormer Montverde Academy standout Ben Simmons leads the Philadelphia 76ers into the playoffs on a 16-game winning streak. [AP PHOTO / CHRIS SZAGOLA] By Stephen HawkinsAssociated PressShohei Ohtani eagerly bounces into the cage when it's his turn during batting practice Â„ and then puts on an impressive show knocking balls high and deep into the outfield seats.Whether hitting or pitching for the Los Angeles Angels, the rookie two-way sensation is raring to go and already wants to play more."He always says he's ready," manager Mike Scioscia said. "But right now we're definitely going to protect him as much as we can."While the 23-year-old from Japan has definitely lived up to the hype in the first two weeks of the season, the Angels are trying to do a balancing act in managing the workload for Ohtani, who appeared in eight of the first 13 games for the AL West leaders.The right-handed pitcher with a fastball averaging about 99 mph, along with a nasty splitter and a biting slider, was 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA and 18 strikeouts over 13 innings while allowing only four hits in his two starts on the mound, both against Oakland. Ohtani eager for more as Angels balance workloadThe Los Angeles AngelsÂ Shohei Ohtani swings against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday in Arlington, Texas. [AP PHOTO / TONY By Tim ReynoldsAssociated PressFrank Vogel was brought to Orlando two years ago with hopes he could get the Magic back to the playoffs, and stop the spinning of the revolving door to their coaches' office.Neither of those things happened.Vogel was fired by the Magic on Thursday about 10 hours after the team wrapped up a 25-57 season, its sixth consecutive losing year. Vogel, who had one year left on his contract, went 54-110 in his two years with Orlando.The Magic haven't been to the playoffs since Stan Van Gundy's final season with the team in 2012. Vogel, who had some successful years coaching the Indiana Pacers before going to Orlando, simply didn't have the roster to change that."I have nothing but the utmost respect for Frank Vogel as a coach and a person," said Magic basket-ball operations president Jeff Weltman, who met with Vogel to deliver the news. "I know he'll be a head coach again shortly."Weltman didn't give a timetable for finding a new coach."We just have to find that right guy," he said.Clearly, another season of struggle was not all Vogel's fault. The Magic used 27 starting lineups this season, none for more than 11 games, 18 for three games or fewer. There was no continuity to the lineup, and only three players appeared in 70 games. In all, injuries and illness robbed the Magic of 227 player games this season Â„ thwarting key parts of Vogel's plan."It was very hard to evalu-ate it and I'm not sure we were able to get the complete look that we wanted to," Weltman said. "But that's sports. ... I wish we were blessed with more health this season, but that's not the way it panned out."Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic were the team's three leading scorers; they combined to miss 74 games, and Gordon will now become a restricted free agent. Bismack Biyombo was the only Magic player to appear in all 82 games, and most of those were as a reserve. Magic re Vogel after two seasonsOrlando Magic head coach Frank Vogel waits for an ofÂ“ cialÂs explanation on a foul, during the second half of a game against the Portland Trail Blazers, on Dec. 15 in Orlando. The Magic have Â“ red Vogel after two seasons. [AP PHOTO / REINHOLD MATAY, FILE] See NBA, B3 See VOGEL, B3 See OHTANI, B3By Frank Jolleyfrank.firstname.lastname@example.orgTHE VILLAGES Â„ ItÂs not how a baseball game begins, but rather how it ends thatÂs most important.That was never more apparent than it was Thursday when Tavares and The Villages squared off in a Class 5A-District 6 contest for the second time in two days.Kandon Emily scored on a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the fifth inning to help the Buffalo erase a 3-0 first-inning deficit and rally for a 4-3 win at The Villages baseball complex. The loss was the first district defeat for Tavares and kept the Buffalo within two games of the lead with the district season head-ing into the home stretch.Bu alo beat BulldogsThe VillagesÂ Dominick Madonna (14) pitches at a game between The Villages High School and Tavares High School, in The Villages on Thursday. [PAUL RYAN PHOTOS / CORRESPONDENT] The VillagesÂ Zack Partin (15) catches a pop Â” y at a game between The Villages High School and Tavares High School, in The Villages on Thursday. See BUFFALO, B3The Villages rallies past Tavares in Class 5A-District 6 matchup
B2 Friday, April 13, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: email@example.com Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next dayÂs edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVAUTO RACING Noon FS1 Â„ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Food City 500, practice, at Bristol, Tenn. 1 p.m. FS1 Â„ NASCAR, XÂ“ nity Series, Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300, practice, at Bristol, Tenn. 3 p.m. FS1 Â„ NASCAR, XÂ“ nity Series, Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300, Â“ nal practice, at Bristol, Tenn. 4:30 p.m. FS1 Â„ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Food City 500, qualifying, at Bristol, Tenn. 1:55 a.m. (Saturday) ESPN2 Â„ Formula One, Heineken Chinese Grand Prix, qualifying, at Shanghai BASKETBALL 10 p.m. ESPN2 Â„ USA Junior Team, Nike Hoop Summit, at Portland, Ore. BOXING 9 p.m. FS1 Â„ Premier Champions, Jamal James vs. Abel Ramos, welterweights, at Minneapolis GOLF 6 a.m. GOLF Â„ European PGA Tour, Open de Espana, second round, at Madrid 10 a.m. GOLF Â„ European PGA Tour, Open de Espana, second round, at Madrid Noon GOLF Â„ Champions Tour, Mitsubishi Electric Classic, Â“ rst round, at Duluth, Ga. 3 p.m. GOLF Â„ PGA Tour, RBC Heritage, second round, at Hilton Head Island, S.C. 7 p.m. GOLF Â„ LPGA Tour, LOTTE Championship, third round, at Kapolei, Hawaii MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB Â„ Atlanta at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. MLB Â„ Regional coverage, Colorado at Washington OR Pittsburgh at Miami SUN Â„ Philadelphia at Tampa Bay NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. NBCSN Â„ NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Â“ rst round, Eastern Conference, Game 2, Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. USA Â„ NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Â“ rst round, Western Conference, Game 2, Minnesota at Winnipeg 10 p.m. NBCSN Â„ NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Â“ rst round, Western Conference, Game 2, Los Angeles at Vegas SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FS2 Â„ Bundesliga, Wolfsburg vs. Augsburg 8 p.m. ESPN Â„ MLS, Orlando City at Philadelphia SWIMMING 1 a.m. (Saturday) NBCSN Â„ TYR Pro Swim Series, at Mesa, Ariz. (sameday tape) SPORTS BRIEFSMLB improving in minority hiringA diversity report released Thursday on Major League Baseball finds the sport is showing improve-ment with its racial and hiring gender practices.The report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at Central Florida finds a ÂsignificantÂŽ increase in racial hiring practices and a ÂslightÂŽ increase in gender hiring. The Associated Press PRO BASKETBALL FINAL NBA STANDINGSEASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT. GB z-Toronto 59 23 .720 Â„ x-Boston 55 27 .671 4 x-Philadelphia 52 30 .634 7 New York 29 53 .354 30 Brooklyn 28 54 .341 31 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Miami 44 38 .537 Â„ x-Washington 43 39 .524 1 Charlotte 36 46 .439 8 Orlando 25 57 .305 19 Atlanta 24 58 .293 20 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB y-Cleveland 50 32 .610 Â„ x-Indiana 48 34 .585 2 x-Milwaukee 44 38 .537 6 Detroit 39 43 .476 11 Chicago 27 55 .329 23WESTERN CONFERENCESOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB z-Houston 65 17 .793 Â„ x-New Orleans 48 34 .585 17 x-San Antonio 47 35 .573 18 Dallas 24 58 .293 41 Memphis 22 60 .268 43 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Portland 49 33 .598 Â„ x-Utah 48 34 .585 1 x-Oklahoma City 48 34 .585 1 x-Minnesota 47 35 .573 2 Denver 46 36 .561 3 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB y-Golden State 58 24 .707 Â„ L.A. Clippers 42 40 .512 16 L.A. Lakers 35 47 .427 23 Sacramento 27 55 .329 31 Phoenix 21 61 .256 37x-clinched playoff berth; y-won division; z-clinched conferenceWednesdayÂs GamesBoston 110, Brooklyn 97 Detroit 119, Chicago 87 Miami 116, Toronto 109, OT Minnesota 112, Denver 106, OT New Orleans 122, San Antonio 98 New York 110, Cleveland 98 Oklahoma City 137, Memphis 123 Orlando 101, Washington 92 Philadelphia 130, Milwaukee 95 L.A. Lakers 115, L.A. Clippers 100 Portland 102, Utah 93 Sacramento 96, Houston 83NBA PLAYOFFSAll times EasternFIRST ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE TORONTO VS. WASHINGTONSaturday: Washington at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday: Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. Friday, April 20: Toronto at Washington, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 22: Toronto at Washington, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Washington at Toronto, TBA x-Friday, April 27: Toronto at Washington, TBA x-Sunday, April 29: Washington at Toronto, TBABOSTON VS. MILWAUKEESunday: Milwaukee at Boston, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Milwaukee at Boston, 8 p.m. Friday, April 20: Boston at Milwaukee, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22: Boston at Milwaukee, 1 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Milwaukee at Boston, TBA x-Thursday, April 26: Boston at Milwaukee, TBA x-Saturday, April 28: Milwaukee at Boston, TBAPHILADELPHIA VS. MIAMISaturday: Miami at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Monday: Miami at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Philadelphia at Miami, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21: Philadelphia at Miami, 2:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Miami at Philadelphia, TBA x-Thursday, April 26: Philadelphia at Miami, TBA x-Saturday, April 28: Miami at Philadelphia, TBACLEVELAND VS. INDIANASunday: Indiana at Cleveland, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Indiana at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Friday, April 20: Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22: Cleveland at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Indiana at Cleveland, TBA x-Friday, April 27: Cleveland at Indiana, TBA x-Sunday, April 29: Indiana at Cleveland, TBAWESTERN CONFERENCE HOUSTON VS. MINNESOTASunday: Minnesota at Houston, 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Minnesota at Houston, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21: Houston at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23: Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Minnesota at Houston, TBA x-Friday, April 27: Houston at Minnesota, TBA x-Sunday, April 29: Minnesota at Houston, TBAGOLDEN STATE VS. SAN ANTONIOSaturday: San Antonio at Golden State, 3 p.m. Monday: San Antonio at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Golden State at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22: Golden State at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: San Antonio at Golden State, TBA x-Thursday, April 26: Golden State at San Antonio, TBA x-Saturday, April 28: San Antonio at Golden State, TBAPORTLAND VS. NEW ORLEANSSaturday: New Orleans at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday: New Orleans at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Portland at New Orleans, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 21: Portland at New Orleans, 5 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: New Orleans at Portland, TBA x-Thursday, April 26: Portland at New Orleans, TBA x-Saturday, April 28: New Orleans at Portland, TBAOKLAHOMA CITY VS. UTAHSunday: Utah at Oklahoma City, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Utah at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21: Oklahoma City at Utah, 10 p.m. Monday, April 23: Oklahoma City at Utah, 10:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Utah at Oklahoma City, TBA x-Friday, April 27: Oklahoma City at Utah, TBA x-Sunday, April 29: Utah at Oklahoma City, TBA 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, late Saturday: New Jersey at Tampa Bay, 3 p.m. Monday: 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, late Saturday: Toronto at Boston, 8 p.m. Monday: 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, late Sunday: Columbus at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday: 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 1, PHILADELPHIA 0Wednesday: Pittsburgh 7, Philadelphia 0 Today: 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, late Saturday: Colorado at Nashville, 3 p.m. Monday: 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 1, MINNESOTA 0Wednesday: Winnipeg 3, Minnesota 2 Today: Minnesota at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. Sunday: Winnipeg at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Tuesday: 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 1, LOS ANGELES 0Wednesday: Vegas 1, Los Angeles 0 Today: Los Angeles at Vegas, 10 p.m. Sunday: Vegas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday: 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, late Saturday: San Jose at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. Monday: 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 SpringÂ“ 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 74 45 21 3 5 98 230 184 x-Rochester 74 35 22 11 6 87 224 215 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 73 40 22 7 4 91 232 197 x-Manitoba 73 40 25 4 4 88 245 194 x-Grand Rapids 74 40 25 2 7 89 225 204 Rockford 74 40 26 4 4 88 231 223 Milwaukee 74 38 30 4 2 82 214 228 Iowa 74 31 27 10 6 78 225 244 Cleveland 73 24 39 7 3 58 183 247 PaciÂ“ c Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Tucson 66 40 20 5 1 86 205 168 x-Ontario 66 36 23 4 3 79 197 184 x-Texas 74 37 24 8 5 87 216 225 San Diego 66 36 26 3 1 76 197 188 Stockton 66 33 27 2 4 72 205 200 San Jose 66 32 26 4 4 72 180 194 San Antonio 73 34 29 10 0 78 190 206 BakersÂ“ eld 66 30 26 9 1 70 180 201 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 pointsWednesdayÂs GamesSyracuse 1, Rochester 0 Texas 3, Grand Rapids 2, OT San Jose 2, BakersÂ“ eld 1 Stockton 6, Ontario 3 Tucson 4, San Diego 0ThursdayÂs GamesManitoba at Cleveland, late Grand Rapids at San Antonio, late BakersÂ“ eld at San Jose, lateTodayÂs GamesSyracuse at Utica, 7 p.m. Manitoba at Cleveland, 7 p.m. WB/Scranton at SpringÂ“ eld, 7:05 p.m. Bridgeport at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Charlotte at Providence, 7:05 p.m. Belleville at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Binghamton at Hartford, 7:15 p.m. Toronto at Laval, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Iowa, 8 p.m. Chicago at Rockford, 8 p.m. Texas at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Stockton at Ontario, 10 p.m. San Diego at Tucson, 10:05 p.m.SaturdayÂs GamesLaval at Toronto, 4 p.m. Bridgeport at Hershey, 7 p.m. Rochester at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Utica at Belleville, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m. Iowa at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Providence at SpringÂ“ eld, 7:05 p.m. WB/Scranton at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Hartford at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Rockford at Chicago, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Texas, 8 p.m. San Jose at Stockton, 9 p.m. Ontario at BakersÂ“ eld, 10 p.m. San Diego at Tucson, 10:05 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA New York City FC 5 0 1 16 14 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 Orlando City 2 2 1 7 9 10 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 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 Los Angeles Galaxy 2 2 1 7 7 8 Real Salt Lake 2 3 1 7 6 14 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 tieWednesdayÂs GameNew York City FC 4, Real Salt Lake 0TodayÂs GamesOrlando City at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Vancouver, 10 p.m.SaturdayÂs 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. SundayÂs GamesSeattle at Sporting Kansas City, 4 p.m. New York City FC at Atlanta United FC, 6 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENÂS 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.SaturdayÂs GamesChicago at Utah, 3:30 p.m. North Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m.SundayÂs GamesSeattle at Sky Blue FC, 5 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 6 p.m.2018 U.S. MENÂS SOCCER RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Won 1, Lost 0, Tied 1)Sunday, Jan. 28 Â„ United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 Â„ United States 1, Paraguay 0Saturday, June 9 Â„ vs. France at Lyon, France (tentative) CHAMPIONS LEAGUEQUARTERFINALS(Home teams listed Â“ 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 April 10Roma (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 aggregateWednesdayBayern Munich (Germany) 0, Sevilla (Spain) 0, Bayern Munich advances on 2-1 aggregate Real Madrid (Spain) 1, Juventus (Italy) 3, Real Madrid advances on 4-3 aggregate ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLToday National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINEat Chicago -210 Atlanta +190 St. Louis -150 at Cincinnati +140 at Washington -175 Colorado +163 at New York -123 Milwaukee +113 Pittsburgh -131 at Miami +121 at San Diego -105 San Francisco -105 at Los Angeles -128 Arizona +118American Leagueat Minnesota Off Chicago Off at Detroit Off New York Off at Cleveland -128 Toronto +118 at Boston -183 Baltimore +168 at Houston -230 Texas +210 Los Angeles -127 at Kansas City +117 at Seattle -110 Oakland +100InterleaguePhiladelphia -113 at Tampa Bay +103NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PlayoffsSaturdayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Golden State 8 210 San Antonio at Toronto 8 211 Washington at Philadelphia 6 211 Miami at Portland 5 217 New OrleansSundayat Boston 4 203 Milwaukee at Cleveland 6 216 Indiana at Oklahoma City 3 205 Utah at Houston 11 216 MinnesotaNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Stanley Cup PlayoffsTodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Pittsburgh -205 Philadelphia +185 at Winnipeg -193 Minnesota +178 at Vegas -152 Los Angeles +142 Updated odds available at Pregame.com TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLCOMMISSIONERÂS OFFICE Â„ Suspended Boston RHP Joe Kelly six games and N.Y. Yankees 1B Tyler Austin Â“ ve games, pending appeals, for their parts in a bench-clearing incident during WednesdayÂs game.American LeagueBOSTON RED SOX Â„ Placed LHP Bobby Poyner on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Marcus Walden from Pawtucket (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX Â„ Transferred LHP Carlos Rondon to the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Chris Volstad from Charlotte (IL). DETROIT TIGERS Â„ Recalled LHP Chad Bell from Toledo (IL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS Â„ Optioned RHP Eduardo Paredes and INF Ryan Schimpf to Salt Lake (PCL). Recalled RHPs Jaime Barria and Nick Tropiano from Salt Lake. Reinstated INF Ian Kinsler from the 10-day DL. NEW YORK YANKEES Â„ Designated OF Shane Robinson for assignment. Reinstated OF Aaron Hicks from the 10-day DL.National LeagueST. LOUIS CARDINALS Â„ Placed RHP Sam Tuivailala on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday. Recalled RHP Mike Mayers from Memphis (PCL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Â„ Optioned LHP Andrew Suarez to Sacramento (PCL). Recalled RHP Derek Law from Sacramento.American AssociationFARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS Â„ Signed RHP DJ Brown. Released RHP Carson Goldsmith. ST. PAUL SAINTS Â„ Signed RHP Matt Solter. TEXAS AIRHOGS Â„ Signed LHP Tyler Matzek.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS Â„ Signed C Audie Afenir and INF Alec Sole.Can-Am LeagueNEW JERSEY JACKALS Â„ Released OF Marcus Lemon and INF Josh Silver. QUEBEC CAPITALES Â„ Signed INF Josh Vitters. ROCKLAND BOULDERS Â„ Signed OF Nick Sinay. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES Â„ Traded RHP Jordan Wellander to New Jersey for a player to be named.Frontier LeagueLAKE ERIE CRUSHERS Â„ Released UT Carlos Garcia. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS Â„ Signed RHP Jordan Desguin. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS Â„ Signed RHP Doug Willey.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationNEW YORK KNICKS Â„ Fired coach Jeff Hornacek and associate head coach Kurt Rambis. ORLANDO MAGIC Â„ Fired coach Frank Vogel. WASHINGTON WIZARDS Â„ Signed G Ty Lawson.WomenÂs NBAATLANTA DREAM Â„ Traded F Bria Holmes to Connecticut for the 15th pick in the 2018 draft and a 2019 second-round pick.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueNFL Â„ Rejected the appeal of Cincinnati LB Vontaze BurÂ“ ctÂs four-game suspension for violating the leagueÂs policy on performance-enhancers. ARIZONA CARDINALS Â„ Released OL Max Tuerk. BUFFALO BILLS Â„ Placed G Richie Incognito on the reserve/retired list. CLEVELAND BROWNS Â„ Terminated the contract of TE Gavin Escobar. Waived LB Max Bullough, WRs Bug Howard and Larry Pinkard, TE Matt Lengel, DB C.J. Smith and RB Kelvin Taylor. HOUSTON TEXANS Â„ Released OT Derek Newton.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueARIZONA C OYOTES Â„ Signed D Jordan Gross to a two-year, entry-level contract. BUFFALO SABRES Â„ Assigned G Jonas Johansson from Rochester (AHL) to Cincinnati (ECHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Â„ Recalled D Matt Spencer from Adirondack (ECHL) to Syracuse (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS Â„ Recalled G Pheonix Copley from Hershey (AHL). American Hockey LeagueLEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS Â„ Assigned G John Muse to Reading (ECHL). SYRACUSE CRUNCH Â„ Recalled F Shane Conacher from Adirondack (ECHL). TEXAS STARS Â„ Assigned F Tommy Thompson to Idaho (ECHL).SOCCERMajor League SoccerMLS Â„ Added a second-game suspension to Seattle F Clint Dempsey for violent conduct. FC DALLAS Â„ Signed D Chris Richards.COLLEGESCLEMSON Â„ Named Amanda Butler womenÂs basketball coach. COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Â„ Promoted assistant womenÂs volleyball coach Katelyn Harrison to associate head coach. CUMBERLAND (TENN.) Â„ Named Scott Blum womenÂs basketball coach. INDIANA Â„ Junior F Juwan Morgan declared for the NBA draft. LSU Â„ Announced graduate CB Terrence Alexander is transferring from Stanford. MARQUETTE Â„ Named Dwayne Killings assistant menÂs basketball coach. NEBRASKA Â„ Announced sophomore QB Patrick OÂBrien has been granted a release so he can transfer. PURDUE Â„ Announced junior menÂs basketball F Evan Boudreaux is transferring from Dartmouth. AUTO RACING UPCOMING RACESAll times EasternNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP FOOD CITY 500Site: Bristol, Tennessee Schedule: Today, practice, 12 p.m. (FS1), qualifying, 4:45 p.m. (FS1); Saturday, practice, 8:30 & 11:05 a.m. (FS1), Sunday, race, 2 p.m., FOX Track: Bristol Motor Speedway (oval, 0.533 miles). Race distance: 266.5 miles, 500 laps. Last year: Jimmie Johnson won the spring race at Bristol for his second consecutive win. Last race: Kyle Busch won for the Â“ rst time this season in Texas. Fast facts: BuschÂs win was the 44th of his career in the Cup series, tying him with Hall of Famer Bill Elliott for 16th all time. It took Elliott 632 starts to reach that number, while Busch got there in just 469 starts. ...Daniel Suarez said on Twitter on Tuesday that he has a fracture in his left thumb. But Suarez has been cleared for this weekendÂs event. ...NASCAR announced Tuesday that Monster Energy will remain the seriesÂ sponsor through 2019. Next race: Toyota Owners 400, April 21, Richmond Raceway, Richmond, Virginia. Online: www.nascar.com NASCAR XFINITY FITZGERALD GLIDER KITS 300Site: Bristol Schedule: Today, practice, 1:05 & 3:05 p.m. (FS1), Saturday, qualifying, 9:35 a.m. (FS1), race, 1 p.m., FS1 Track: Bristol Motor Speedway. Race distance: 159.9 miles, 300 laps. Last year: Erik Jones took Â“ rst even though he led just 27 laps. Last race: Ryan Blaney won at Fort Worth from the pole. Fast facts: The four highest Â“ nishing series drivers from Texas; Christopher Bell, Daniel Hemric, Cole Custer and Ryan Preece, are now eligible for the Dash 4 Cash prize of $100,000 at Bristol. ItÂs the Â“ rst of four such races spread throughout the course of the season. ...BlaneyÂs win was his Â“ rst in Fort Worth and the seventh of his career. He won 132 of 200 laps and beat Bell by 2.32 seconds. Next race: ToyotaCare 250, April 20, Richmond Raceway. Online: www.nascar.com NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCKLast week: John Hunter Nemechek took Â“ rst at Martinsville. Next race: May 4, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware. Online: www.nascar.com VERIZON INDYCAR GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACHSite: Long Beach, California. Schedule: Today, practice, 1 & 5 p.m., Saturday, practice, 1:45 p.m., qualifying, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, race, 4 p.m. (NBCSN) Track: Streets of Long Beach (1.986 miles). Race distance: 167.28 miles, 87 laps. Last year: James Hinchcliffe picked up his Â“ fth career victory. Last race: Defending champion Josef Newgarden won in Phoenix. Fast facts: IndyCar returns to the 11-turn street course in Long Beach, one of the most established courses in the series. ...Four drivers have won Long Beach from the pole, but none since Sebastian Bourdais in 2007. HeÂs also the last repeat winner of this race. ...Eleven of the 24 drivers in the Â“ eld have led at least one lap at Long Beach. ...Seven rookies are in the Â“ eld, the most for the track since the 2008 Champ Car Â“ nale. Next race: Grand Prix of Alabama, April 22, Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama. Online: www.indycar.com FORMULA ONE CHINESE GRAND PRIXSite: Shanghai Schedule: Thursday, practice, 10 p.m.; today, practice, 2 a.m. & 11 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 2 a.m. (ESPN2); Sunday, race, 2 a.m., ESPN2. Track: Shanghai International Circuit (3.38 miles). Race distance: 189.6 miles, 56 laps. Last year: Lewis Hamilton won from the pole. Last race: Sebastian Vettel made it 2-for-2 to start 2018 with a victory in Bahrain. Fast facts: Circuit architects Hermann Tilke and Peter Wahl have said that the track is shaped like the Chinese character ÂshangÂ, which stands for ÂhighÂ or ÂaboveÂ. ItÂs also where Vettel will go for his third straight win after watching Hamilton win the championship a year ago. ... No driver has won the opening two races without winning the title since Alain Prost in 1982. ... Daniel RicciardoÂs DNF last week was his fourth in six Grand Prix events. Next race: Azerbaijan Grand Prix, April 29, Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan. Online: www.formula1.com CALENDAR MLBApril 17-18 Â„ Cleveland vs. Minnesota at San Juan, Puerto Rico. June 4 Â„ Amateur draft starts. June 15 Â„ International amateur signing period closes. July 2 Â„ International amateur signing period opens. July 6 Â„ Last day to sign for amateur draft picks subject to deadline. July 10 Â„ All-Star Game, Washington. July 29 Â„ Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 Â„ Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Oct. 2-3 Â„ Wild-card games. Dec. 10-13 Â„ Winter meetings, Las Vegas.NBAApril 11-14 Â„ Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament. April 11 Â„ Regular season ends. April 14 Â„ Playoffs begin. April 22 Â„ Early entry eligibility deadline for NBA draft (11:59 p.m. EDT). May 31 Â„ NBA Finals begin. June 11 Â„ Early entry withdrawal deadline for NBA draft (5 p.m. EDT). June 17 Â„ NBA Finals latest possible date. June 21 Â„ NBA draft.NFLApril 16 Â„ Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs. April 20 Â„ Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets. April 26-28 Â„ NFL draft, Arlington, Texas. May 21-23 Spring league meeting, Atlanta.NHLApril 11 Â„ Stanley Cup Playoffs begin. May 27-June 2 Â„ NHL draft scouting combine, Buffalo, N.Y. June 13 Â„ Last possible day of Stanley Cup Â“ nal. June 22-23 Â„ NHL draft, Dallas. July 1 Â„ Free agency signing period opens.Have a local sporting event you would like to have included in our schedule? Email details to Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at paul.jenkins@ dailycommercial.com. HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Bell Creek Academy at Wildwood, 4 p.m. South Sumter at Umatilla, 6 p.m. Eustis at Mount Dora, 7 p.m. Leesburg at North Marion, 7 p.m. Lake Region at South Lake, 7 p.m. Lake Minneola at East Ridge, 7 p.m. BOYS LACROSSE Winter Springs at Lake Minneola, 7 p.m. GIRLS LACROSSE Land OÂLakes at Lake Minneola, 6 p.m. East Ridge at Oviedo, 6 p.m. SOFTBALL Trinity Christian at Real Life Christian, 4 p.m. East Ridge at South Sumter, 6 p.m. Montverde Academy at Ocala Trinity Catholic, 6 p.m. Umatilla at Mount Dora Christian, 6:30 p.m. Eustis at The Villages, 7 p.m. South Lake at Lake Region, 7 p.m. TENNIS Mount Dora Christian vs. Trinity Prep, 3:15 p.m. The Villages at Lecanto (girls), 4 p.m.TODAYÂS LOCAL SCHEDULE COLLEGECentral Florida 8, Lake-Sumter 4Robbie Scott went 2 for 4 with an RBI while Tanner Clark scored three runs in Lake-Sumter State CollegeÂs 8-4 loss to the College of Central Florida on Wednesday at Lake-hawk Field.Kyle Wiseman had a strong relief performance for LSSC, allowing no hits and striking out three in 1.2 innings.The Lakehawks fall to 14-28-1 overall and 6-12 in Mid-Florida Conference play while the College of Central Florida improves to 25-12-1 overall and 13-5 in the conference.HIGH SCHOOLLake Weir 21, Leesburg 2Harrison Dicus had a two-run double in the third inning to account for all of LeesburgÂs runs in a 21-2 loss in four innings to Lake Weir on Wednesday at Pat Thomas Stadium.Seth Bryant had the only other hit for the Yellow Jackets.LOCAL ROUNDUP
DailyCommercial.com | Friday, April 13, 2018 B3After retiring the final eight batters in his first start, he retired the first 19 in the next Â„ that's 27 consecutive outs, equal to a nine-inning perfect game.In his first six games with an at-bat, the lefthanded slugger hit .364 with three homers and eight RBIs."I talk to the medical staff every day and they try to see how I'm doing, my strength level, to see if I can play that day," Ohtani said through his interpreter at the end of a three-game series in Texas. "It's the beginning of the season so I think they are being pretty care-ful with me right now."But once the season gets tougher, the schedule gets tougher through the summer, hopefully I can make them want to play me more. I would like to play more," he said. "But if not, that's what it is. I have to follow what they say."Ohtani made his fifth start as the Angels designated hitter in the series finale at Texas on Wednesday, a night after grounding out in his first time as a pinch-hitter in the majors.The Angels opened a four-game series Thurs-day night at Kansas City, where Ohtani is scheduled to be the starting pitcher for the finale Â„ which would be his third consecutive Sunday on the mound. He didn't play in the games before or after his first two pitching starts."It's really trying to bal-ance a little bit of a guy's ability obviously to swing the bat, and balance that with the need for him to be ready to pitch," Scioscia said. "The biggest thing is we will be flexible, so it's not in concrete. We'll check with him and see when he's available and we'll go from there."Ohtani has started three consecutive games only once so far Â„ and he homered in each of those at home, a stretch that included a day off between series.He was the first AL player to homer in three games in a row in the same season he started a game as a pitcher since Babe Ruth did it for the fifth time in 1930. The last player that had been the winning pitcher twice and hit three homers in his team's first 10 games was Jim Shaw for the 1919 Washington Senators.While the Angels took some infield before the Texas finale, Ohtani stood by the cage with a bat in his hand waiting for BP near where Scioscia was hitting fungos to some infielders. When the man-ager glanced back at one point, Ohtani flashed him a smile and a thumbs-up."His talent level is special. I have nobody to compare to. I've never played with a guy that can hit the ball the way he does, and throw 100 at the same time," Angels second baseman Ian Kin-sler said. "His regimen is impressive, it's very thought out. He knows what he's coming to the ballpark to do that day, whether it's on the offen-sive side of the ball or defensive side."Rangers reliever Chris Martin was teammates with Ohtani the past two seasons in Japan, where they had lockers by each other and shared an interpreter. Martin, who talked with him a couple of times this week, picked off Ohtani at first base in Wednesday's game."Super humble," Martin said, describing Ohtani as a teammate. "It's just kind of crazy, all the fame that he gets, even over in Japan, and obviously over here now ... I don't even know if he was really even paying attention to it. He's so focused on play-ing baseball and being the best he can be over here and just not worried about all the other stuff." OHTANIFrom Page B1And while the season ended with a win, the irony is that the victory hurt Orlando's draft-lottery chances.Vogel's status has been the source of some speculation for weeks. Weltman is part of a new front-office regime in Orlando, and it's expected that the big changes next season won't be limited to the coach."It comes with the territory," Vucevic told the Orlando Sentinel on Wednesday before the season finale. "When a team struggles, obviously the front office is going to look at what's been working, what hasn't, what can be done for the team to be improved. So there's a lot of possibilities. I try not to think about it too much. I try to focus on what you can control, which is on the basketball court."The firing came even though Vogel saw signs the team was headed in the right direction. He spoke often about the culture he thought the Magic were building, and after the finale indicated he was excited to add another lottery pick to a team that he insisted had promise."They made the best of a tough situation by playing with great effort, positive energy, enthusiasm, all throughout a difficult season," Vogel said.The next step in Orlando will now be someone else's task.Vogel was the second coach fired Thursday, with the New York Knicks dis-missing Jeff Hornacek.The Magic will have no shortage of coaching candidates. Jerry Stackhouse is likely to get at least a real chance at an NBA job this offseason, after two successful years leading Toronto's G League affiliate. VOGELFrom Page B1 ÂWeÂre one of 16 teams that have a chance to win a championship,ÂŽ James said. ÂThatÂs all you can ask for.ÂŽPhiladelphia, after years of the rebuilding saga known as ÂThe Process,ÂŽ has a chance as well. The 76ers are going into the playoffs on a 16-game winning streak.ÂTake a deep breath, then reload,ÂŽ 76ers coach Brett Brown said, talking about what he wants his team to do before getting ready for Game 1.Out West, itÂs No. 1 Houston meeting No. 8 Minnesota Â„ which earned its berth by top-ping Denver in the NBAÂs first win-and-get-in, lose-and-go-home reg-ular-season finale in 21 years. No. 2 Golden State opens its quest for a third championship in four seasons against No. 7 San Antonio, No. 3 Portland drew No. 6 New Orleans and No. 4 Oklahoma City opens against No. 5 Utah.ÂThe playoffs are about moments, and you just want a chance to have those moments,ÂŽ Miami guard Dwyane Wade said. For the Timberwolves, Wednesday was a moment in itself. They needed overtime to beat the Nuggets and get into the postseason. ItÂs Min-nesotaÂs first berth since 2004, and ended what was the NBAÂs longest playoff drought (which now is bequeathed to the Sacramento Kings, who last played a playoff game in 2006).ÂThey just made the plays at the end,ÂŽ DenverÂs Will Barton said of the Timberwolves. ÂGive them credit.ÂŽThere are some rematches from the 2017 playoffs already waiting. Cleveland swept Indi-ana in the first round last year, and Boston needed seven games to oust Washington in a thrill-ing East semifinal series.But the most intrigu-ing should be the Golden State-San Antonio matchup Â„ because once again, just like a year ago, the Spurs will almost cer-tainly be without Kawhi Leonard.Those two teams played in the West finals last season, and the Spurs were up by 23 points when Leonard left in the third quarter after getting injured on a play where he tried a jumper and War-riors center Zaza Pachulia closed out aggressively. Leonard got hurt when he stepped on Pachulia on the landing; he and the Spurs havenÂt been the same since.Leonard never returned to that series, and played in only nine games for the Spurs this season.ÂThere is no pressure on us,ÂŽ Spurs star LaMarcus Aldridge said.There is on Golden State.The Warriors are trying for a third title in four seasons, and will play this first round more than likely without Curry while he continues recov-ering from a knee injury. Golden State went 7-10 in its final 17 games, and clearly sputtered across the finish line.But the records all reset now, and the Warriors have been waiting to get the postseason started.ÂItÂll be our first mean-ingful game in about a month,ÂŽ Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. ÂLooking forward to that.ÂŽWith good reason. ThereÂs a trophy to go chase now. NBAFrom Page B1The Minnesota TimberwolvesÂ Karl-Anthony Towns, left, and Jeff Teague celebrate the teamÂs 112-106 win in overtime against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves made the playoffs with the win. [AP PHOTO / JIM MONE] Tavares jumped on Buffalo starter Dominick Madonna for three runs in the first inning. Ariel Martinez opened with a walk, followed by a single by Tyler Smith and walk to Tucker Horsley.The Bulldogs methodi-cally scored the trio and seemed to have Madonna on the ropes.However, the righthander regrouped and shut down Tavares the rest of the way, limiting the Bulldogs to six hits for the game Â„ five after the first inning.With southpaw Tyler Snow on the mound, TavaresÂ early advantage seemed to be more than enough. The senior entered the game with an ERA of 0.48, but struggled to find the strike zone.Snow struck out eight in four-plus innings, but walked seven, including five in the second inning, when the Buffalo rallied to tie the game. Nick Grice came on in relief in the fifth after Snow surrendered a walk and single.He, too, struggled with the strike zone, issuing three walks in the inning, including an RBI pass to Shawn Guilliams.Once he had the lead, Madonna was on lockdown mode. He retired six of the final seven batters he faced, includ-ing three on strikeouts, to seal the win for the Buffalo.In addition to EmilyÂs game winner, Albie Mogollon, Cole Bullen and Zack Partin also scored for the Buffalo.The Villages, which rallied from an 8-1 defi-cit in the seventh inning before losing 9-8 in extra innings, improved to 12-5 overall and 5-3 in Class 5A-6.Tavares dropped to 12-6 overall and 7-1 in the district. BUFFALOFrom Page B1 TavaresÂ Ariel Martinez (1) slides into third at a game between The Villages High School and Tavares High School, in The Villages on Thursday. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, left, and Shohei Ohtani watch the Â” ight of his hit during batting practice before a game against the Texas Rangers, on Wednesday in Arlington, Texas. The rookie two-way sensation is always ready to go, whether hitting or pitching for the Angels. [AP PHOTO / TONY GUTIERREZ, FILE]
B4 Friday, April 13, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comAMERICAN LEAGUENATIONAL LEAGUEEAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Boston 9 2 .818 Â„ Â„ 9-1 L-1 4-1 5-1 Toronto 8 5 .615 2 Â„ 7-3 L-1 4-3 4-2 New York 6 6 .500 3 1 4-6 W-1 3-3 3-3 Baltimore 5 8 .385 5 3 4-6 W-1 2-4 3-4 Tampa Bay 3 9 .250 6 4 2-8 L-1 1-3 2-6 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Cleveland 8 5 .615 Â„ Â„ 7-3 W-5 6-1 2-4 Minnesota 6 4 .600 6-4 W-2 3-2 3-2 Chicago 4 7 .364 3 3 3-7 W-1 1-5 3-2 Detroit 4 8 .333 3 3 4-6 L-4 1-4 3-4 Kansas City 3 7 .300 3 3 3-7 L-2 1-4 2-3 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Los Angeles 10 3 .769 Â„ Â„ 8-2 W-4 4-2 6-1 Houston 9 4 .692 1 Â„ 7-3 L-2 5-1 4-3 Seattle 6 4 .600 2 6-4 W-2 2-1 4-3 Oakland 5 8 .385 5 3 4-6 W-1 3-5 2-3 Texas 4 10 .286 6 4 3-7 L-4 2-8 2-2 EAST DIVISION W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY New York 10 1 .909 Â„ Â„ 9-1 W-8 4-1 6-0 Atlanta 7 5 .583 3 Â„ 6-4 W-1 4-2 3-3 Philadelphia 6 5 .545 4 Â„ 6-4 W-3 5-1 1-4 Washington 6 7 .462 5 1 3-7 L-2 2-5 4-2 Miami 3 9 .250 7 3 2-8 L-3 2-7 1-2 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Pittsburgh 9 3 .750 Â„ Â„ 7-3 W-1 4-2 5-1 Milwaukee 7 6 .538 2 Â„ 4-6 W-1 2-5 5-1 Chicago 6 6 .500 3 5-5 L-1 1-2 5-4 St. Louis 5 7 .417 4 1 5-5 L-1 2-4 3-3 Cincinnati 2 9 .182 6 4 2-8 L-4 1-3 1-6 WEST DIVISION W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Arizona 9 3 .750 Â„ Â„ 7-3 W-1 5-1 4-2 Colorado 7 7 .500 3 5-5 W-2 2-4 5-3 San Francisco 5 6 .455 3 1 4-6 L-1 3-4 2-2 Los Angeles 4 7 .364 4 2 4-6 L-1 3-3 1-4 San Diego 4 9 .308 5 3 4-6 L-1 1-6 3-3 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLPIRATES 6, CUBS 1PITTSBURGH AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Frazier 2b 5 1 2 1 0 0 .292 Kontos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --V azquez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Polanco rf 5 2 2 2 0 3 .262 Marte cf 5 0 0 0 0 1 .234 Bell 1b 4 1 1 0 1 1 .304 Dickerson lf 3 1 1 0 2 0 .341 Cervelli c 5 1 2 3 0 0 .250 Moran 3b 3 0 1 0 2 1 .343 Mercer ss 3 0 0 0 2 1 .256 W illiams p 3 0 0 0 0 3 .000 a-Freese ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 Feliz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Rodriguez 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 T OTALS 37 6 9 6 7 10 CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Happ cf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .216 Bryant 3b 2 0 0 0 1 1 .333 Zobrist 1b-2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .282 S chwarber lf 4 1 3 1 0 0 .270 Russell ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .220 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-La Stella ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 Edwards p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Caratini c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .259 Baez 2b-ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .205 Heyward rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .225 Hendricks p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .167 W ilson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Navarro 1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 T OTALS 33 1 7 1 1 6 PITTSBURGH 100 010 400 Â„ 6 9 0 CHICAGO 000 100 000 Â„ 1 7 1 a-out on Â“elderÂs choice for Williams in the 7th. b-grounded out for Cishek in the 8th. EÂ„Bryant (4). LOBÂ„Pittsburgh 11, Chicago 7. 2BÂ„Bell (3), Dickerson (6), Happ (1), S chwarber (3). 3BÂ„Cervelli (1). HRÂ„ Polanco (4), off Hendricks; Frazier (1), off Hendricks; Polanco (5), off Wilson; Cervelli (2), off Wilson; Schwarber (3), off Williams. RBIsÂ„Frazier (2), Polanco 2 (15), Cervelli 3 (11), Schwarber (5). SBÂ„Dickerson (2). Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Pittsburgh 6 (Cervelli 2, Mercer, Williams 2, Freese); Chicago 4 (Zobrist, Russell 2, La Stella). RISPÂ„Pittsburgh 1 for 10; Chicago 0 for 7. Runners moved upÂ„Mercer. LIDPÂ„Baez. DPÂ„Pittsburgh 1 (Rodriguez, Bell). PITTSBURGH IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Williams, W,3-0 6 4 1 1 1 5 94 1.56 Feliz 1 1 0 0 0 1 14 7.20 Kontos 1 1 0 0 0 0 17 6.00 V azquez 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 6.00 CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hendricks, L,0-1 6 5 2 2 3 7 91 3.71 Wilson .2 3 4 4 3 0 37 5.68 Cishek 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 17 1.35 Edwards 1 1 0 0 1 2 24 1.50 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Cishek 2-0. HBPÂ„ Kontos (Bryant). WPÂ„Edwards. UmpiresÂ„Home, Ramon De Jesus; First, Phil Cuzzi; Second, Tom Hallion; Third, Dan Bellino. TÂ„2:57. AÂ„29,949 (41,649).INDIANS 9, TIGERS 3DETROIT AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Martin cf 5 2 3 0 0 0 .295 Candelario 3b 5 0 0 0 0 2 .200 Cabrera 1b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .227 3-Goodrum pr-1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .208 Castellanos rf 5 0 2 2 0 0 .286 Martinez dh 5 0 1 0 0 1 .235 Hicks c 4 1 1 0 0 2 .111 Jones lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .231 Iglesias ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .057 Machado 2b 4 0 1 1 0 0 .233 TOTALS 38 3 9 3 2 7 CLEVELAND AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Lindor ss 4 3 2 3 0 0 .208 Kipnis 2b 4 1 3 2 0 0 .160 1-Gonzalez pr-2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Ramirez 3b 5 1 1 2 0 0 .152 Brantley lf 4 0 2 1 0 0 .286 2-Guyer pr-lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .136 Encarnacion dh 3 0 0 0 1 1 .136 a-Davis ph-dh 1 0 1 0 0 0 .238 Alonso 1b 5 0 1 0 0 1 .186 Perez c 4 1 1 0 0 1 .200 Naquin rf 4 2 1 0 0 1 .238 Zimmer cf 4 1 3 0 0 1 .250 TOTALS 40 9 15 8 1 5 DETROIT 001 000 110Â„3 9 3 CLEVELAND 240 300 00XÂ„9 15 2 a-singled for Encarnacion in the 8th. 1-ran for Kipnis in the 5th. 2-ran for Brantley in the 6th. 3-ran for Cabrera in the 7th. EÂ„Candelario (3), Hicks (1), Machado (2), Lindor (1), Gonzalez (1). LOBÂ„Detroit 11, Cleveland 9. 2BÂ„Martin (3), Hicks (1), Machado (7), Lindor (3), Kipnis (3), Brantley (1). HRÂ„Lindor (1), off Fulmer; Ramirez (3), off Fulmer. RBIsÂ„Castellanos 2 (5), Machado (8), Lindor 3 (4), Kipnis 2 (3), Ramirez 2 (7), Brantley (4). Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Detroit 7 (Candelario 2, Martinez 2, Machado 3); Cleveland 4 (Ramirez, Perez 2, Naquin). RISPÂ„Detroit 3 for 15; Cleveland 4 for 14. Runners moved upÂ„Cabrera, Iglesias, Ramirez, Kipnis. GIDPÂ„Lindor. DPÂ„Detroit 1 (Iglesias, Goodrum). DETROIT IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Fulmer, L,1-2 3 8 9 6 0 2 72 3.86 Bell 4 6 0 0 1 3 57 0.00 Jimenez 1 1 0 0 0 0 17 0.00 CLEVELAND IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Bauer, W,1-1 7 7 2 2 2 7 105 2.25 Goody 1 2 1 1 0 0 27 1.59 Belisle 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0.00 Fulmer pitched to 4 batters in the 4th. Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Bell 2-1. HBPÂ„ Bauer (Iglesias), Fulmer (Lindor). UmpiresÂ„Home, Manny Gonzalez; First, Jeff Nelson; Second, Laz Diaz; Third, Andy Fletcher. TÂ„2:58. AÂ„12,901 (35,225).ROCKIES 5, NATIONALS 1COLORADO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. LeMahieu 2b 5 2 4 4 0 0 .351 Iannetta c 3 1 1 0 2 0 .333 Arenado 3b 4 0 1 0 1 0 .306 Story ss 5 0 0 0 0 4 .192 Desmond cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .213 C.Gonzalez rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .229 Valaika 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .071 Shaw p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --McGee p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Parra lf 4 2 2 0 0 0 .238 Bettis p 3 0 0 0 0 3 .143 b-McMahon ph-1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .059 TOTALS 37 5 9 4 3 10 WASHINGTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Turner ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .200 Rendon 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .273 Harper rf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .286 Zimmerman 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .103 Adams lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .227 Kendrick 2b 3 1 1 1 0 0 .349 Wieters c 2 0 0 0 1 0 .111 G.Gonzalez p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 a-Sierra ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250 Grace p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Gott p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Difo ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .286 Kelley p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Taylor cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .174 TOTALS 29 1 4 1 2 7 COLORADO 210 002 000Â„5 9 0 WASHINGTON 000 010 000Â„1 4 1 a-doubled for G.Gonzalez in the 5th. bgrounded out for Bettis in the 8th. c-struck out for Gott in the 8th. EÂ„Kendrick (3). LOBÂ„Colorado 8, Washington 3. 2BÂ„LeMahieu 2 (5), Arenado (4), Sierra (1). HRÂ„LeMahieu (3), off G.Gonzalez; LeMahieu (4), off Grace; Kendrick (1), off Bettis. RBIsÂ„LeMahieu 4 (8), Kendrick (6). Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Colorado 6 (Iannetta, Story, C.Gonzalez 3, Valaika); Washington 2 (Taylor 2). RISPÂ„Colorado 0 for 11; Washington 0 for 1. Runners moved upÂ„Iannetta. GIDPÂ„ Kendrick 2. DPÂ„Colorado 2 (Story, LeMahieu, Valaika), (LeMahieu, Story, Valaika). COLORADO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Bettis, W,2-0 7 3 1 1 2 5 94 2.04 Shaw 1 1 0 0 0 1 20 3.52 McGee 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 2.70 WASHINGTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA G.Gonzlz, L,1-1 5 5 3 2 3 7 106 2.20 Grace 1 3 2 2 0 1 19 3.86 Gott 2 0 0 0 0 1 19 6.23 Kelley 1 1 0 0 0 1 19 1.80 WPÂ„G.Gonzalez. UmpiresÂ„Home, Ben May; First, Ron Kulpa; Second, Gabe Morales; Third, Jerry Meals. TÂ„2:43. AÂ„24,213 (41,313).THIS DATE IN BASEBALL1914: The Â“rst Federal League game was played in Baltimore and the Terrapins defeated Buffalo, 3-2, behind Jack Quinn. A crowd estimated at 27,000 stood 15 rows deep in the outÂ“eld to witness the return of big league baseball to Baltimore. 1933: Sammy West of St. Louis went 6-for-6 in an 11-inning win over the Chicago White Sox. He had Â“ve singles and a double off Ted Lyons. 1953: For the Â“rst time in half a century, a new city was represented in the American or National leagues. The Braves moved from Boston to Milwaukee and opened in Cincinnati, where Max Surkont set down the Reds, 2-0. 1954: Henry Aaron made his major league debut in left Â“eld for the Milwaukee Braves and went 0-for-5 in a 9-8 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. CincinnatiÂs Jim Greengrass hit four doubles in his Â“rst major league game. 1963: Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds tripled off PittsburghÂs Bob Friend for his Â“rst major league hit. 1972: The Â“rst player strike in baseball history ended. 1984: Pete Rose got his 4,000th hit, a double off Philadelphia pitcher Jerry Koosman. The hit came exactly 21 years after his Â“rst hit. 1987: The San Diego Padres set a major league record when the Â“rst three batters in the bottom of the Â“rst inning hit homers off San Francisco starter Roger Mason in their home opener. The Padres, trailing 2-0, got homers from Marvell Wynne, Tony Gwynn and John Kruk. 1993: Lee Smith became the all-time saves leader as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-7. Smith got his 358th save, surpassing Jeff Reardon of the Cincinnati Reds. 1999: Texas catcher Ivan Rodriguez drove in nine runs in the RangersÂ 15-6 victory at Seattle. 2004: San FranciscoÂs Barry Bonds hit his 661st homer, passing Willie Mays to take sole possession of third place on baseballÂs career list. 2006: Cody Ross hit a grand slam and a three-run homer to help Los Angeles beat Pittsburgh 13-5. 2008: Joe Crede and Paul Konerko each hit grand slams for the White Sox against the Tigers, the third time Chicago has had multiple grand slams in the same game in its history. 2009: Orlando Hudson hit for the cycle as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Randy Johnson and San Francisco 11-1. 2009: Jody Gerut christened the MetsÂ new home, Citi Field, with a leadoff homer in San DiegoÂs 6-5 win over New York. GerutÂs shot off Mike Pelfrey marked the Â“rst time in history that the Â“rst batter homered in a regular-season opener at a major league ballpark.BOX SCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSPirates 6, Cubs 1: Gregory Polanco homered twice to help back a third straight solid start by Trevor Williams, and Pittsburgh pulled away from Chicago Cubs. Francisco Cervelli lined a three-run shot in the seventh off Cubs reliever Justin Wilson as Pittsburgh scored four times in the inning to break open a tight game. Adam Frazier also went deep for Pittsburgh, which improved to 9-3. Kyle Schwarber homered, doubled and singled for three of the CubsÂ seven hits. Indians 9, Tigers 3: Francisco Lindor hit a leadoff homer and drove in three runs, helping Cleveland beat Detroit for its 11th consecutive victory against the Tigers. The Indians completed a four-game series sweep and improved to 31-10 against their AL Central rival since 2016. Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer, and Trevor Bauer (1-1) struck out seven while pitching seven innings of two-run ball. Rockies 5, Nationals 1: DJ LeMahieu hit two home runs and drove in a careerhigh four runs to lead Colorado to a victory over Washington. Chad Bettis (2-0) allowed one run and three hits over seven innings as Colorado took the opener of a four-game series. LeMahieuÂs four-hit game matched a career high. LATE St. Louis at Cincinnati N.Y. Yankees at Boston Chicago White Sox at Minnesota L.A. Angels at Kansas City San Francisco at San DiegoTODAYÂS PITCHING COMPARISONNATIONAL LEAGUE 2018 TEAM 2017 VS OPP PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Atlanta Sanchez (R) 0-0 2.25 0-1 0-0 0.0 0.00 Chicago Darvish (R) 2:20p 0-0 5.23 2-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 St. Louis Weaver (R) 1-0 1.59 1-1 2-0 11.0 1.64 Cincinnati Mahle (R) 6:40p 1-1 4.22 1-1 1-0 5.0 0.00 Colorado Freeland (L) 0-2 5.56 0-2 1-0 5.0 5.40 Washington Roark (R) 7:05p 1-0 4.50 1-1 1-1 10.0 5.40 Pittsburgh Kuhl (R) 1-0 5.06 1-1 0-0 4.0 4.50 Miami Peters (L) 7:10p 1-1 9.35 1-1 0-0 0.0 0.00 Milwaukee Davies (R) 0-1 5.40 0-2 1-0 10.0 5.40 New York Matz (L) 7:10p 0-1 3.00 1-1 0-0 0.0 0.00 Arizona Greinke (R) 0-1 5.06 0-2 1-3 29.2 3.94 Los Angeles Maeda (R) 10:10p 1-0 0.00 1-0 1-2 24.0 6.75 San Fran. Blach (L) 1-1 4.11 1-2 0-2 21.2 3.32 San Diego Ross (R) 10:10p 1-1 5.25 1-1 0-0 0.0 0.00AMERICAN LEAGUE 2018 TEAM 2018 VS OPP PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Baltimore Tillman (R) 0-2 8.68 0-2 0-1 6.0 4.50 Boston Rodriguez (L) 7:10p 0-0 7.36 1-0 1-2 18.1 5.89 Toronto Stroman (R) 0-1 8.38 1-1 1-0 13.2 0.66 Cleveland Clevinger (R) 7:10p 1-0 0.71 2-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 New York TBD Â„ Â„ Â„ Â„ Â„ Â„ Detroit Fiers (R) 7:10p 1-0 0.00 1-0 0-0 9.2 3.72 Chicago Lopez (R) 0-1 0.69 0-2 0-0 0.0 0.00 Minnesota TBD 8:10p Â„ Â„ Â„ Â„ Â„ Â„ Texas Hamels (L) 1-2 5.06 1-2 1-1 10.0 5.40 Houston Cole (R) 8:10p 1-0 0.64 2-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Los Angeles Heaney (L) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Kansas City Hammel (R) 8:15p 0-1 4.09 0-2 0-0 0.0 0.00 Oakland Triggs (R) 1-0 2.53 2-0 0-1 10.2 5.91 Seattle Leake (R) 10:10p 2-0 3.00 2-0 1-0 7.0 2.57INTERLEAGUE 2017 TEAM 2017 VS OPP PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Philadelphia Velasquez (R) 1-1 5.19 1-1 0-0 0.0 0.00 Tampa Bay Faria (R) 7:10p 0-1 14.29 0-2 0-0 0.0 0.00 KEY: TEAM REC-TeamÂs Record in games started by todayÂs pitcher. VS OPP-PitcherÂs record versus this opponent. WEDNESDAYÂS GAMES American League Minnesota 9, Houston 8 Chicago White Sox 2, Tampa Bay 1 Seattle 4, Kansas City 2 Cleveland 5, Detroit 1 Baltimore 5, Toronto 3 N.Y. Yankees 10, Boston 7 L.A. Angels 7, Texas 2 National League Atlanta 5, Washington 3, 12 innings Milwaukee 3, St. Louis 2 Colorado 6, San Diego 4 Arizona 7, San Francisco 3 Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 3, 12 innings N.Y. Mets 4, Miami 1 Chicago Cubs 13, Pittsburgh 5 Interleague Oakland 16, L.A. Dodgers 6 FRIDAYÂS GAMES American League Baltimore at Boston, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Detroit, 1:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Texas at Houston, 4:05 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 4:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. National League Colorado at Washington, 1:05 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Milwaukee at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Miami, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 8:40 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Interleague Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m.BASEBALL CALENDARAPRIL 17-18: Cleveland vs. Minnesota at San Juan, Puerto Rico. MAY 16-17: OwnersÂ 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. T OP TEN A MERICAN LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Cano Sea 10 32 10 13 .406 Betts Bos 11 42 14 17 .405 Mauer Min 9 31 6 12 .387 Bogaerts Bos 9 38 7 14 .368 Gregorius NYY 12 39 10 14 .359 HRamirez Bos 10 42 8 15 .357 Altuve Hou 13 51 8 18 .353 Judge NYY 12 46 11 16 .348 MChapman Oak 13 49 11 17 .347 Simmons LAA 13 55 12 19 .345 Home Runs Davidson, Chicago, 5; MChapman, Oakland, 4; Trout, Los Angeles, 4; Dozier, Minnesota, 4. NATIONAL LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Posey SF 11 36 5 14 .389 Grandal LAD 9 32 5 12 .375 Hoskins Phi 11 33 7 12 .364 Kendrick Was 10 40 2 14 .350 Swanson Atl 11 46 5 16 .348 Moran Pit 10 35 5 12 .343 Dickerson Pit 10 41 9 14 .341 Bryant ChC 12 48 7 16 .333 Cabrera NYM 11 45 10 15 .333 RFlaherty Atl 11 36 7 12 .333 Hosmer SD 13 51 7 17 .333 Home Runs Harper, Washington, 6; Thames, Milwaukee, 5; Polanco, Pittsburgh, 5; Albies, Atlanta, 4; Blackmon, Colorado, 4; JBaez, Chicago, 4. Pittsburgh PiratesÂ Gregory Polanco hits a home run during the seventh inning against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday in Chicago. 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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, April 13, 2018 C1 DRIVETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 firstname.lastname@example.org Powered by Q: My windshield is fogging up when I use the defroster, much worse than before I turn it on. Why is this? IÂve been carrying a towel with me and not using the defroster. Carol P.A: It sounds like your heater core may be leaking. This is a cigar box-sized liquid/air heat exchanger that is typically located within the heating/ ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC) housing behind the instrument panel, or sometimes within a housing accessed from the engine side of the firewall. Engine coolant is circulated through the heater core and your HVAC system blows air through it to give you warm air for cabin heating and defrosting. Should a heater core begin to leak coolant, one will typically find sticky wetness on the passenger side floor and a foggy windshield, as you have noted. The 50/50 coolantwater mix is a somewhat slimy fluid, perhaps green, orange or red, often with a sweet odor. If you should find wetness in the carpet beneath the instrument panel, itÂs best to act on this fairly quickly because the coolant leakage can be messy to clean up as it saturates the carpet and insulation beneath it. Also, your cooling system fluid loss could lead to engine overheating. You didnÂt mention your carÂs make or model. On some vehicles heater core replacement is perhaps a two-hour job, while on others it seems they built the car around the part, requiring many hours, a jackhammer and foul words to access it! A heater core typically costs between $50 and $150 for the part, plus installation, new coolant and perhaps a hose or related components. Proper cooling system service is important to help ensure long life of the heater core, radiator and other engine parts that are in contact with the coolant. ItÂs also a good idea to be certain that engine related electrical components and any added accessories are properly grounded. Electrolysis can accelerate corrosion in the aluminum heater core as well as the radiator and other expensive metal parts.Q: I had my Fusion repaired for a Âcheck engineÂŽ light and paid $470 to have it fixed. Now the light is back on again. IÂm getting a song and dance from the guy saying itÂs something else wrong now and not their responsibility. How can this be? Tim L.A: Yikes! Did the repair shop document the diagnostic trouble code that occurred in conjunction with the first incident? If the same DTC is occurring now, and itÂs been only a short time (90 days or 4,000 miles is the duration of responsibility in my state) itÂs possible they didnÂt get it fixed right the first time. ItÂs also important for the diagnosed fault (and whether itÂs continuous or intermittent) to be documented, along with the repair performed and method employed to validate repair success (typically running the appropriate OBD-2 monitor with no DTC reoccurring). There can be perhaps a hundred or more possible reasons for the check engine light (MIL Â„ malfunction indicator lamp) UNDER THE HOODFogy windshield could indicate leaking heater core Brad BergholdtBy G. Chambers Williams IIITribune News ServiceChevroletÂs cool-looking Z71 Midnight Edition package is offered on Tahoe and Sub-urban sport utilities, as well as on the Silverado pickups.Over the past year, IÂve tested Silverado 1500 and Tahoe models with the Midnight package, and this past week, I also got to spend time in the Suburban version, which is 20.3 inches longer than the similarly equipped Tahoe.The Suburban is ChevroletÂs original sport utility vehicle, introduced in 1935 and a star of the Chevy lineup ever since Â„ particularly in Texas, where itÂs among the most-popular motor vehicles ever.Like its siblings, the Subur-ban has great road presence, and is quite hard to ignore. ThatÂs made even more so by the Midnight EditionÂs jetblack exterior color, along with blacked wheels and body trim.The Suburban essentially is the same vehicle as the Tahoe, except at the rear. The cargo compartment is extended, giving the Suburban 39.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seat Â„ 24 cubic feet more than the Tahoe, at 15.3 cubic feet.The Tahoe/Suburban and its siblings received their last full makeover for 2015, and the Midnight Edition pack-age was added a year later. ItÂs also available on the Silverado Crew Cab pickup, which is almost the same vehicle underneath as the Suburban and Tahoe Â„ it just has the cargo area turned into an open truck bed. The Silverado Mid-night Edition has much the same look as the Suburban and Tahoe versions, with the same black wheels and trim.Our Suburban tester was the four-wheel-drive LT trim level, with a base price of $58,280 (plus $1,295 freight) before adding the Z71 Midnight Edition Package ($2,285). With the package came the 18-inch black-painted aluminum wheels, blackwall all-terrain tires, black tubular assist Midnight riderChevroletÂs 2018 Suburban looks great with the Z71 special edition package The 2018 Chevrolet Suburban is an urban family hauler with V-8 power, available four-wheel drive, and a variety of standard opt ional comfort and safety features. [GENERAL MOTORS/TNS] By Robert DufferTribune News ServiceThe Rolls-Royce Phantom is a car. It has four wheels, four doors, a steering wheel, an engine. But thatÂs where the similarity to any other vehicle on the road ends.For $643,000 Â„ my God, $643,000 Â„ itÂs not so much a car as a sense of self-being. It is all about having what you want and how you want it, about being different even from other Rolls owners. For instance, Rolls-Royce will chop down the beloved tree in your estate and turn it into the dash and trim in your customized saloon. For a price.It starts at a comparatively modest $450,000 for the stan-dard wheelbase, but the tester we spent the morning with was the $530,000 extended wheel-base. Then there are options, such as power picnic tables and control screens mounted in the front seat backs, umbrellas discreetly stowed in the door frame, a power-folding footrest extending from the floor and quick-close dark curtains to envelope the rear in privacy. To be seen or not to be seen, that is the luxury.Personalization is at the heart of the Phantom, the mother of all flagships, and Phantom is at the heart of Rolls-Royce, the bespoke British benchmark for automotive luxury. Phantom is the best of the best. Owners of the handmade cruise liner join an exclusive club of eccentrics, ranging from Fred Astaire to Queen Elizabeth, and from John Lennon to Kim Kardashian. Owners buy into a rare class shrouded in mystique and mythology, of which there is plenty. Contrary to popular mythology, Rolls-Royce does not raise its own cows. It will, however, purchase cows raised at higher elevations, where mosquitoes canÂt bite imperfections into the hides Â„ it takes 8 to 10 to line a Phantom.Since 1925, Phantom has been the pinnacle of automotive luxury. It is the longest-running nameplate, excluding a decade for war and more recently, another decade in the Â90s when Rolls-Royce was at its bleakest before being rescued by BMW.The eighth-generation Phantom joins the Ghost, Wraith and Dawn, as well as the forthcoming Cullinan SUV, in the revitalized brand lineup.Concerns of too many models, and a token SUV, diluting a brand built on exclu-sivity are valid. Still, there were only 3,300 Rolls-Royce models sold globally in 2017, accord-ing to Rolls-Royce spokesman Gerry Spahn. And the seventh-generation Phantom, produced from 2003 to 2017, sold a bit more than 5,000, making it the best-selling Phantom ever.Herein lies why the Phantom is so important to the brand. Not only will it be more exclusive, estimated to account for about 10 percent of Rolls-Royce total sales in 2019, it will be the architectural basis of all Rolls-Royce models moving forward.The platform has been built in Goodwood, England, unlike in past years when Phantom and other models were based on a BMW 7-Series platform, when Rolls-Royce models used about 20 percent of BMW components. ThatÂs not so exclusive. Bentley uses VolkswagenÂs large vehicle platform. ItÂs more costly, but itÂs also more uniquely Rolls-Royce. The lightweight aluminum space frame is called the archi-tecture of luxury, and it is 30 percent more rigid than the previous Phantom.What all this means is the Phantom doesnÂt ride, it floats. What makes Rolls-Royce Phantom worth $643,000?The eighth generation Rolls-Royce Phantom extended wheelbase is pictured in Chicago. The pinnacle of automotive luxury redesigns the worldÂs longest and most storied automotive namplate with a new platform, new twin-turbo V-12 engine, and new technology. [ROBERT DUFFER/TNS] Vehicle type: Full-size sedan Base price: $530,000 As tested: $643,360 Mpg: 12 city, 19 highway Engine: 6.75 twin-turbo V-12 Transmission: Eight-speed automatic Parting shot: Personalization for a price.Rolls-Royce Phantom extended wheelbaseSee PHANTOM, C2 The package: Full-size, sevenor eight-passenger, Â“ ve-door, four-wheel-drive, V-8 powered, off-road equipped sport utility vehicle. Highlights: The Suburban, last redesigned for 2015, is a sturdy family hauler with lots of power, a smooth ride, and a long list of standard and optional convenience and safety features. ItÂs the long version of the Tahoe, with extra cargo space. Negatives: Can get pricey, especially with options. Engine: 5.3-liter V-8. Transmission: Six-speed automatic. Power/torque: 355 HP./383 foot-pounds. Brakes, front/rear: Disc/disc, antilock. Length: 224.3 inches. Curb weight: 5,808 pounds. Cargo capacity: 39.3 cubic feet (behind third seat); 76.7 cubic feet (behind second row, third row folded); 121.7 cubic feet (behind Â“ rst row; second and third rows folded). Electronic stability control: Standard. Side air bags: Front seatmounted, three-row side curtain. Towing capacity: 8,000 pounds. EPA fuel economy: 15 mpg city/22 highway/18 combined. Fuel capacity/type: 31 gallons/unleaded regular. Base prices: $60,565 plus $$1,295 freight and options (2018 LT Z71 Midnight Edition). Price as tested: $67,075, including freight and options. Major competitors: Ford Expedition Max, Nissan Armada, Lincoln Navigator, InÂ“ niti QX80, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade ESV.. On the Road rating: 9.3 (of a possible 10). Prices shown are manufacturerÂs suggested retail; actual selling price may vary.2018 Chevrolet Suburban LT Z71 4Wd Midnight EditionSee CHEVY, C2 See LEAK, C2
C2 Friday, April 13, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com DIDYOUKNOW PoweredByKeepingpropertirepressurecan greatlyminimizepotholedamage toyourwheelsandtires. AUTOMOTIVE AUTOBITSEPAtorollbackemissions standardsÂ„settingupÂ“ghtTheEnvironmentalProtec-tionAgencyhasannounced thatitwillreviseemissions targetsandreconsiderCali-forniaÂsCleanAirActWaivertosetemissionsinitsstate.OnApril2,theEnvironmentalProtectionAgency madeitofficial.Thetargetsthattheautoindustry hasbeenrequiredtowork towardsforthebetterpart ofadecadewillberevised, meaninglowered.ThisisamovethatautoindustryandpoliticalexpertssawcomingfollowingthepresidentialelectionresultsinNovember of2016.TheEPAÂs54.5MPGon averageindustry-wideby 2025hasbeenatargetmanyautomakersandsomevehicleenthusiastshavelongseenastooaggressive.Withachangeinthepoliticalsituationin America,thattargetwill nowbereconsidered.Itwas just14monthsagothatthe prioradministrationÂsEPA reaffirmeditscommitment tothegoalafteraninterim review.However,thenew EPAadministrator,Scott Pruitt,saysthatÂObamaÂsEPAcuttheMidtermEvalu-ationprocessshortwith politicallychargedexpediency,madeassumptions aboutthestandardsthat didnÂtcomportwithreal-ity,andsetthestandardstoohigh.ÂŽHemadeclearthisnewadministrationÂsview,sayingÂTheObamaadministrationÂsdeterminationwaswrong.ÂŽ J ohnGoreham/ B estRide.comByGregZylaMoreContentNowEntryPrice: $23,495 PriceasTested: $37,255 Thisweek,weÂredriving theeighth-generationToyota Camry,AmericaÂsbestsellingmidsizesedanthatistruly all-newfromthegroundup. Sittingwithawider,lower, longerstanceandavailable infivegasolinemodelsand threehybrids,thereÂssurely aCamryouttherethatfits yourneedsifshoppingthe midsizesedanmarket. TheentrygaspoweredL modelstartsatjust$23,495, followedbytheLEat $24,000;theSEat$25,200; sportyXSEat$29,000, powerfulXSEV6at$34,950 andtheXLEat$28,450.The hybridsstartwiththeLEat $27,800,theSEat$29,500 andourtesterthisweek, thetopclassXLEHybrid, whichstartsat$32,250. BuiltinGeorgetown, Kentucky,Camryisnow assembledonanewplatform thatresultsinmoreaerodynamicexteriormotif,new multilinkrearsuspensionand ultra-quiet,classyinterior. Thebodyisoneinchlonger whilethewheelbaseistwo incheslongermakingforbetterrear-seatlegroominthe process.CamryHybridsalso offermoretrunkspaceanda newÂ‡foldingrearseatas theelectricbatteryismoved for2018fromthetrunkto undertherearseat.This batterymovealsoresultsin betterweightdistribution forenhancedhandling. AlthoughpreviousCamry designupgradeswerebland atbest,thenew2018model ismoremodernlookingand veryappealing.Theaerodynamiclookstartswitha newbrightmetallicgrille andÂslipperyÂŽhoodlayout thatleadstoamoreaggressivewindshieldtilt.Theroof flowsnicelytoanall-new reardeckthatfeaturesafresh reartaillampdesignwith LEDflavoring.Overall,beit hybridorgaspowered,the 2018CamryisthebestlookingCamryever.Additionally,theXLEÂs18-inchsilver machinedfinishalloywheels arenotable,especiallywhen itcomestoCamryÂsfinal ÂgoodlooksÂŽpresentation. Importanttonoteisthat althoughtheToyotaCamry Hybridenginesarethesame inallmodels,theelectronicsandbatteriesutilizedare not.Specifically,theentry LEhybridutilizesalighter lithium-ionbatterypack, whiletheSEandXLErely onaheaviernickel-metalhydridebattery.Withsmaller 16-inchtiresandlighter lithium-ionbatteryweight, theLEhasthebestEPAfuel economyofthethreetrimsat 51MPGcityand53highway. TheSEandXLE,whichrun on18-inchtires,arerated at44cityand47highway thankstotheheaviernickel batteryandmorecreature amenities,thelatterwhich alsoaddtocurbweight. CamryHybridsutilizea 14to1compression2.5-liter DynamicForcefour-cylinder gasenginethatdelivers 118-horsepowertounite withtheelectricSynergy Drivemotorforpower.The resultis208-availablehorses attheaccelerator,whichis eightmorethanlastyearÂs CamryHybrid.Asforthe transmission,Toyotarelies onthecontinuousvariable CVTautomatic,withfour modesofEV(fullelectric/ battery),Eco(economy), NormalandSportyavailablewithapushofabutton. Thesportymodeoffersthe bestaccelerationthanks tohigherRPMsandmore aggressivethrottlecontrol.TheXLEHybridalso offerssteeringwheelpaddle shiftersthatmimicasixspeedautomatic,butitÂs stillaCVTinmybook. Likes: Fuelmileage, Toyotareliability,all-new designinsideandout. Dislikes: Navigationsystemverycumbersomeand confusing,notmuchelse. NextWeek: 2018Mazda3 GregZylawritesweekly forMoreContentNow andotherGatehouse Mediapublications.TestDrive:2018 ToyotaCamr y 2018ToyotaCamry.[TOYOTA] steps, black roof rack, tow hooks, underbody skid plate package, 3.42 rear axle ratio, Autotrac active two-speed transfer case, hill-descent control, front and rear black Chevy bowties, Z71 grille decals, high-capacity air cleaner and Z71 rubber floor mats. The vehicle came with a black interior, too. Also included on our tester was the Suburban Luxury Package ($2,860), which added passive entry with remote keyless start, heated second-row seats, thirdrow Â‡ split bench seat with power fold, power tilt/ telescopic steering column, heated steering wheel, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-change alert with side blind-zone alert, power/ heated outside mirrors with turn signals, hands-free power liftgate, front and rear park assist, and front fog lights.We also had a Chevy MyLink audio/navigation system with eight-inch color touch screen ($495) and a power sunroof ($995). Dealer-installed wheel locks were an additional $70.Our Suburban was powered by a 5.3-liter Ecotec3 V-8 engine with 355 horsepower and 383 foot-pounds of torque. It was paired with a six-speed automatic trans-mission, although Chevrolet now offers a 10-speed auto-matic with the optional 6.2-liter V-8.With three rows of seats, the Suburban can carry up to eight passengers Â„ two up front, and three each in the middle and third rows. But our tester came with power second-row bucket seats ($795), which replaced the second-row bench seat, and cut the passenger capacity to seven.The 39.3 cubic-foot cargo area behind the third row is big enough for luggage and sports gear for a long family trip. With the third row folded, it expands to 76.7 cubic feet; and with middle and rear seats folded, there is 121.7 cubic feet of cargo space.For 2018, Suburban prices begin at $50,200 (plus freight) for the base rear-wheel-drive LS model. ItÂs available with four-wheel drive at all trim levels. There is a rotary dial on the dash to the left of the steering column that has setting for 2WD, Automatic, 4WD High or 4WD Low, which is a low-range setting for serious off-road driving.The Suburban is a very pleasant highway vehicle, with a quiet cabin, smooth ride, and a more-efficient powertrain than the previous generation. It has a 31-gallon fuel tank, compared with 26 gallons for the Tahoe. EPA ratings for our four-wheel-drive tester were 15 mpg city/22 highway/18 combined. During our week in the Suburban, with about a 60-40 mix of highway-city driving, we averaged just over 18 mpg.Among standard exterior features are Intellibeam headlights, rain-sensing wipers, a 17-inch steel spare wheel/tire, and trailering equipment.Inside, the heated leather front bucket seats were quite comfortable, with power adjustments for driver and passenger. There were power-adjustable pedals, with memory for the driverÂs seat and the pedals.An auto-dimming rearview mirror was standard, along with tri-zone automatic climate control, universal garage/gate opener, and Bose premium audio.There was plenty of power from the 5.3-liter engine, and with the four-wheel drive, the Suburban can tow trailers weighing up to 8,000 pounds. To help boost fuel economy, the engine has technologies such as direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced com-bustion system.Among other suspension and mechanical features are a coil-over-shock front suspension, five-link/coilspring rear suspension, a wide rear track, electric power steering, and stan-dard automatic-locking rear differential.Included on all models is a four-wheel antilock discbrake system featuring the GM Duralife brake rotors, designed to last twice as long as conventional rotors.For connectivity, the Suburban has a 4G LTE Hot Spot (built-in Wi-Fi) thatÂs active when the ignition is on, allowing everyone in the vehicle to connect to the web. Our vehicle also had GMÂs OnStar system and SiriusXM satellite radio.We had a 12-volt DC and two USB ports in the cubby in front where there is a small open cubby perfect for portable devices; there is also a nifty hidden compartment behind the audio-nav touch screen, opened by a touch of a button below the screen, with a USB port inside. ItÂs perfect for hiding away your smartphone. There were two USB ports, an auxiliary input and another 12-volt outlet inside the center console, which also doubled as an armrest for the driver and front passenger.In the center console are dual cupholders. Middle-row passengers had a cupholder and bottle holder in each door, while third-row pas-sengers had two cupholders in the tops of the wheel arches.There were seatback pockets on the front seats, accessible to the middle row, and there were also air con-ditioning controls, a 115-volt AC outlet, and a 12-volt outlet for the rear passengers.Safety features include front and rear automatic braking, which uses radar and ultrasonic sensors to help avoid low-speed collisions; GMÂs Safety Alert driverÂs seat; and a backup-camera system.With $7,500 in options and the freight charge added to the base price, the total sticker price for our 2018 Suburban LT Z71 Midnight Edition four-wheel drive was $67,075. CHEVYFrom Page C1The ride is so deadened and soft that even ubiquitous Chicago potholes went unnoticed. All the weight saved from using aluminum was regained with more soundproofing materials, so the Phantom still checks in at a stately 5,948 pounds, more than most full-size SUVs. Even the foam-insulated Continental run-flat tires were chosen exclusively for their sound-deadening quality.Like Chicago potholes, the weight is also unnoticeable behind the wheel, thanks to an all-new, still massive 6.75-liter twin turbo V-12 engine mated to an eight-speed transmission that cranks out 563 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. It gets 12 mpg city, which is one better than the 454-horse-power naturally aspirated V-12 of the outgoing model. Those are supercar specs, and quite an evolution from the 50-horse-power six-cylinder engine that powered the first Phantom.The twin-turbo keeps lag to a minimum and all that torque is available at just 1,700 rpm, so step on the gas and the inte-rior opulence wonÂt be the only thing taking your breath away. This land shark hits 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, with a top speed of 155 mph to escape the paparazzi.Despite the performance capability, the Phantom steers like a bus, with a big and wide steering wheel in the RollsRoyce way. ItÂs almost like the chauffeur should be charged with a modest degree of work, especially since the rearhinged coach doors close with the push of a button. The thin steering-column gear stick feels delicate amidst all the big and bold climate dials and console buttons. Intentionally numb steering is balanced with some pretty advanced handling, thanks in part to electronically controlled air suspension and rear-axle or four-wheel steering, which is usually reserved for pure sports coupes like the Porsche 911. The wheels on the rear axle turn at a lesser degree of the front wheels to better execute U-turns and to minimize body roll. The rear-seat passenger feels no lean whatsoever in a turn. The extended wheelbase Phantom is all about the back seat passenger. In addi-tion to massaging and reclining rear seats, the controller in the center console operates screens that fold out from the front seat backs onto wooden trays. So the mapping function can be on one screen while the other screen can be used to access the internet and order up some Dijon mus-tard. The rear cabin brings new and more accurate definition to the idea of a mobile office.The proving ground of any purchase is value, regardless of price. Part by part, piece by piece, the Phantom offers things other automakers have, but none put together with such attention to detail and personal-ization. Take the Gallery, which is the dashboard extending from the 12.3-inch control screen to the passenger door; there are six standard pieces of artwork to choose from, such as Metropolitan in the tester, which was inspired by Fred AstaireÂs Phantom I. Or an owner could commission one of a dozen Rolls artists to make something more unique, like a 3-D-printed metal interpretation of his or her DNA. It doesnÂt get any more personal than that. PHANTOMFrom Page C1to illuminate, as the on-board diagnostic system is capable of determining a large number of faults. One day there could be a P0440 code (and illuminated light) due to an improperly tightened gas cap, and perhaps a week or two later another code, P0171 and light, due to a dirty MAF sensor sensing element. In this case the repair shop could not anticipate or be responsible for the second check engine light incident. LEAKFrom Page C1
DailyCommercial.com | Friday, April 13, 2018 C3 A sfarasbuddycop proceduralsgo, ÂDeception,ÂŽwhich pairsanFBIagentwith amagician,winsthe awardformostoriginal unconventionalpairing. ItÂsÂCastleÂŽwithtricks. Andyet,thesillypremisehassomecharm. FamousmagicianCameronBlack(JackCutmoreScott)loseshisjoband hisreputationaftera mysteriousillusionist orchestrateshisdownfall withascandalousrevelation.Hejoinsforceswith FBIAgentKayDaniels (IlfeneshHadera)and usinghisskillsatdeception andillusion,workswith hertonabhard-to-catch criminalmastermindsand tofindthemagicianwho destroyedhiscareer. ItÂsridiculoussounding, right?Butthereissome appeal,althoughamagician mayhavetohypnotizeyou tobelieveitmattersenough towatchthisshowregularly.Theset-up,where Cameronandhisteam (LenoraCrichlow,Justin Chon,VinnieJones)create illusionstocatchcriminals ratherthantotrickanaudience,hasapeakbehindthe-curtainelement. Theaudienceisinonthe deceptionandgetstosee thesecretbehindtheseeminglyimpossibleevent. Ratherthanamurderof-the-weekwithguns procedural,ÂDeceptionÂŽis anactionshowwherebad guysarebroughttojusticewhentheyareliterally trickedintoconfessing orincriminatingthemselves.Cleverdeceptions usedtocommitcrimesare commoninheistmovies. WhatÂsfairlyinterestingaboutÂDeceptionÂŽis thatitflipstheideaand appliesittosolvingcrimes. Cutmore-Scottputsa lotofenergyintoplaying Cameronandhisexuberantperformanceof theconfidentshowman shapedbylifeonthestage fitsthecharacter.When CameronÂslifefallsapart, hehastofigureoutwho heiswithoutthestage butanyinnercontemplationthatrevelationmight leadtoisquicklyforgottenwhenhefindshis newperformancevenue intheformoftheFBI. ItÂsnotreallyaweakness.Thisis,afterall,a showaboutamagicianwho solvescrimesocomplex characterizationisnotthe point.Hadera(ÂBillionsÂŽ) islikeableasKayandher andCutmore-Scotthave chemistry.ItÂsnothard toimaginethatafuture will-they-or-wonÂt-they elementmightbeplanned forthecharacters,which inanothershowwould beclichbutinthisone seemsaboutright.Vinnie Jones,asGunter,bringshis usualamiabletoughguy exasperationtothepart. Theshowhasastylish looktoitwithslickproductionvaluesandfast-paced editing.Infutureepisodes, hostagesarerescued usingtheartofescapologybecause,ofcourse! ItÂsprobablybetter tofocuslessonhowthe writersaregoingtoplausiblyapplymagictricksto criminalenterprisesevery weekandmoreontheidea thattheyactuallytakeon thechallenge.ItÂslikehow MacGyverusespaperclips andrubberbandstoset trapsandcatchbadguys. Whythinktoohardabout it?Sometimesfunisbelievingthatofficesupplieshave anoblerpurposeandthat theFBIneedsthehelpofa magiciantosolvecrime. MelissaCrawleyisthe authorofÂMr.SorkinGoes toWashington:Shapingthe PresidentonTelevisionÂs ÂTheWestWing.ÂÂŽTocommentonStayTuned,email heratstaytuned@outlook. comorfollowheronTwitterat@MelissaCrawley. MOVIES & TV STAYTUNED Ta-da!MagicsolvescrimeonÂDeceptionÂ MOVIEREVIEW MOVIEREVIEWÂDeceptionÂŽisonSundaysat10p.m.EDTonABC.[ABC] MelissaCrawleyByEdSymkusMoreContentNowThefilmmakersbehind thisHBOdocumentary, whichbeganairingApril 10,reallywantedtoget thestoryright.ButitÂs aboutprofessionalwrestling,andoneofitsmajor stars.Wrestlingisa sportthat,whilefeaturingremarkableathletes performingastounding featsÂ„justaboutall ofthemcarefullychoreographedÂ„isbrimmingwithmythology. AndretheGiantwas aprimeexample.There wereallsortsoflegends surroundinghim:His height,hisweight,how muchheate,howmuch hedrank(andweÂre talkingaboutliquor). Thefilmmakerswanted tofindtheirwaypast allofthat,andgetto therealman,toAndre Roussimoff,theFrench athletewhosesizewas duetoamedicalconditioncalledacromegaly, whichmadehimgrow inirregularspurts throughouthislife. Toldinchronological order,fromhischildhoodtillhisdeathin 1993atage46,the filmpresentsamix ofin-ringwrestling actionandacavalcadeofinterviewswith peoplewhoknewhim. Thefilmregularly pointsoutthebigmanÂs bigsmileandgreatsense ofhumor,butdoesnÂt shyawayfromthefact thatheledadifficultlife. Thoughthefilmeventuallyturnsdark,focusingonAndrefinding himselfinconstantpain, itneverstopscelebrating him,ormakingitclear thateveryonetalking abouthimisdoingitwith reverence.Itallleads uptosomefootageand somesurprisingdramaat Wrestlemania3,the1987 eventatwhichAndre prettymuchpassedthe torchtoHulkHogan asthenextbigstar. ThereÂsasadendingto AndreÂsstory,butthat storyisanamazingone.HBOÂsAndretheGiant documentarystandstall AndretheGiantteachesa lessontoRandyÂMacho ManÂŽSavage.[WWE]ÂAndretheGiantÂDirectedbyJasonHehir WithVinceMcMahon, HulkHogan,RicFlair,Gene Okerlund,JerryLawler Notrated ByEdSymkusMoreContentNowAtaboutthehalfway pointofthis(inthewords ofIMDB)Âactionadventure sci-fiÂŽfilmthatÂsbased onasilly30-year-old videogame,Ijotteddown acommentinmynoteb ook:ÂClichsarepiling upbuttheactionscenes makethisfuntowatch.ÂŽ Attheendofthemovie, Imadeanothernote:ÂNo, toodumb,notenoughfun.ÂŽ Now,about12hours later,havingdigestedit, hereÂsmythinking:The filmmakerswentintothis withconviction.They pulledoutallthestops, madeuseofalltheirtoys, saidtohellwithmeaningfuldialogueandconvincingacting,andcreatedan actionadventuresci-fi filmthattheybelieve willpleaseaudiences. Also:Thismovieis ineverywaysoabsurd, youÂvegottoseeitto b elieveit.ButthereÂsno realneedtobelieveit. Thesciencefictionelementisthatabigcompany calledEnergynedevelopedamedicalprogram involvinggeneticediting thatwassupposedtocure diseases,butdidsomethingelse,somethingthat wouldcauseexperiments tobehalted.Ofcourse, theykeptexperimenting, anyway,insecret,way upinspacecapsules. Meanwhile,downon Earth,everythingisgreat forDavisOkoye(Dwayne Johnson)theheadprimatologistattheSanDiego WildlifeSanctuary,where heandin-housealpha gorillaGeorgehavedevelopedacloserelationship viasignlanguage.Everythingisprobablypretty goodatEvergladesNational ParkinFloridaand throughoutthewoodlands ofWyoming,too.Atleast untiloneofthoseexperimentsinspacegoeswrong ...verywrong,andcapsulesincludingapowerful pathogenfalldowntothe planetlandingin,well, SanDiego,Wyoming,and Florida,wheretheycome incontactwithanimallife. InSanDiego,when Georgeisinfected,he becomesangryandstarts growinginsize.InWyoming,awolfbeginsto change.InFlorida...well, inFlorida,wejustknow thatthereÂssomething goingonunderthewater. Thatexperimentis calledProjectRampage. ItÂsrunbytheoverthe topcaricatureofavillainClaireWyden(Malin Akerman),whoÂsassisted byhertoadiebrother(Jake Lacy).ThenthereÂsDr. KateCaldwell(Naomie Harris),ageneticistwho usedtoworkatEnergyne butnowfindsherselfatthe sideofDavis,promising himthatshecanfindacure forwhatÂshappeningto poorGeorge.Addonemore tothisbatchofcharacters:AgentRussell(Jeffrey DeanMorgan),aswaggering,black-suitedmystery manwhospeaksinasingsongySouthernaccent andpacksapearl-handled pistolinhisholster. Thisisamoviethathas peopletalkingincircles aboutwhattheyÂregoing todo,thendoingit,then duckingforcoverwhenall hellregularlybreaksloose. Visualeffects,involvingexplosions,buildings, aircraft,andanimaldenizensofthosethreelocations,areinoverdrive. WhenitÂsmadeclearthat therearethreeinfected animals,itÂssuggestedthat thetriohasanappointmentinChicago.Holdon, isnÂtChicagowhereEnergyneisheadquartered? Beforeitallcomestoa preposterousclimaxway abovethestreetsofIllinois,thefilmpresents someoftheÂbestÂŽdialogueoftheyear.Here areafewexamples:ÂThe firstruleofdealingwith hostileanimalsistostay calm.ÂŽÂThereÂssomething bigintheriver.ÂŽÂWeÂve gottagetthatantidote!ÂŽ EdSymkuswritesabout moviesforMoreContent Now.Hecanbereached email@example.com. ÂRampageÂcanÂtgetbeyondsilliness Dr.KateCaldwell(NaomieHarris)andDavisOkoye(DwayneJohnson)arehavingtroublebelieving whattheyÂreseeing.[WARNERBROS.PICTURES] ÂRampageÂWrittenbyRyanEngle,Carlton Cuse,RyanJ.Condal,Adam Aztykiel;directedbyBrad Peyton WithDwayneJohnson, NaomieHarris,JeffreyDean Morgan,MalinAkerman RatedPG-13
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DEAR ABBY: I am a 17-year-old senior and have been dating the same boy for two years. A month ago, he told me he wanted to break up "because he needed some time to gure out what he wanted." I was devastated but agreed. Two weeks later, he told me he was sorry and he loves me. We are back together now, but the weekend after our breakup, I went to visit a college girlfriend. We went to a party and I ended up having sex with a boy I didn't even know. I feel guilty and unworthy. What should I do? If I tell my boyfriend, I'm sure I'll lose him for good. If I don't tell him, I'll always worry that he will nd out from someone else. -UNWORTHY IN THE MIDWEST DEAR UNWORTHY: You are acting like you have something to feel guilty about. You don't. At the time you visited your college girlfriend, your boyfriend had broken things off with you. You do not owe him an explanation or a confession as long as you haven't given him an STD. Contact your physician and be checked to be sure. DEAR ABBY: I'm vegan and make a point of being polite to servers in restaurants. I carefully describe what I would like to eat from their menu. Although they appear to be attentive, half the time they serve me a meal with an added touch -a scoop of sour cream or sprinkle of cheese on the top. When it happens, is it fair to send the food back to the kitchen? Or is it better to painstakingly scrape the unrequested item off of my dinner? I don't want to waste food, and I would like my meal prepared to my specications. Any suggestions? -VEGAN IN THE WEST DEAR VEGAN: You have every right to send a meal back if it wasn't prepared the way you requested. You, as the customer, are paying for your food, and you should not have to painstakingly scrape anything off it. Some people with dietary restrictions carry a laminated card with them that lists the foods they cannot eat. It is shown to the chef by the server at the time your order is placed. You may want to try it.DEAR ABBY: My husband died recently. We didn't have children. His family keeps contacting me and inviting me to lunch, movies, etc. The problem is, I have nothing in common with them and no longer want to spend time with them. When I make an excuse to politely bow out, they suggest another date, and another and another. How can I get them to leave me alone? -ENJOYING MY SOLITUDE DEAR SOLITUDE: Your former in-laws mean well, and many would consider you fortunate that they try so hard to be supportive and remain close. Keep in mind that you are their last tie to their son. However, because your polite refusals aren't getting through, tell them that while you appreciate their gesture, you are not lonely. In fact, you enjoy being "alone with your memories" and you will contact them if you change your mind. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS Girl feels guilty for partying during breakup with boyfriend PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018:This year you open up to more spiritual or mystical ideas. You also can be quite imaginative. It is easy for you to imagine how someone else feels, which often helps you deal with business and personal matters. If you are single, someone from a different culture could enter your life. You will grow as a person because of this bond. If you are attached, you and your sweetie are so busy that you have to make more time for each other. Make sure you schedule events for just the two of you. A fellow ARIES is much more impulsive and erratic than you are. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You respond directly to the different people and elements of the day. You feel empowered yet sensitive. As a result, you learn to identify with others. Imagine what it is like to walk in someone elses shoes. Accept an offer from a loved one. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You might be swinging from one extreme to the other. Emphasize what is positive about a situation. You will notice that the attitudes of those involved become more easygoing. You will experience success when trying to move a project forward. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Your perspective about a certain someone will change. What you felt was a good situation at the beginning of the week could evolve into a power play later on, forcing you to re-examine your involvement with someone. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Your ability to see through a problem allows greater exibility. Your creativity comes up with solutions, but a key person involved might not want to go along with them. Work through this issue without making anyone feel as if he or she is wrong. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You could be put off by a demand that a partner makes. You might wonder if you could handle the issue differently in order to avoid getting into a tense or difcult situation. Consider approaching the matter with a totally new outlook. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You will want to hop right over a problem and ignore it. Though this might work in the short term, you probably need to nd the appropriate solution eventually. You cannot wish this problem away. Good news seems to follow you wherever you go. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You could be too tired for your own good. You have pushed very hard to accomplish a lot; however, you still might feel as if you have the lions share of work to do. You cannot seem to bypass a difcult individual or nd an easier way of handling a problem. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You could be in a position where you feel as if you must go along with a loved ones idea. The situation will remain tenuous until you feel assured that you have made the right choice. Your optimism seems to melt away others defensiveness. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You might have difculty feeling grounded right now. You might want to consider pulling back and/or trying a different approach. Your sense of humor carries you past a limitation or problem. Still, today might not be the best day to resolve this matter.CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You might want to defer to someone else in order to get a problem resolved quickly. The questions you ask will help you zero in on what needs to change. Honor the feedback you get. A meeting or get-together proves to be a positive experience. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Recognize what a friend might be suggesting, and know the nancial implications involved. This person seems to be an encyclopedia of ideas, as he or she keeps coming up with idea after idea. Listen carefully, and take notes. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You could be in the midst of many different situations, all of which could be confusing for various reasons. Slow down and accept the fact that there might be an issue that you are trying to avoid. Confusion often prevents you from seeing reality. DailyCommercial.com | Friday, April 13, 2018 C5 TODAY IS FRIDAY, APRIL 13, the 103rd day of 2018. There are 262 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On April 13, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Jeerson Memorial in Washington, D.C. on the 200th anniversary of the third American president's birth. ON THIS DATE: In 1953 "Casino Royale," Ian Fleming's rst book as well as the rst James Bond novel, was published in London by Jonathan Cape Ltd. In 1958 Van Cliburn of the United States won the rst International Tchaikovsky Competition for piano in Moscow; Russian Valery Klimov won the violin competition. In 1964 Sidney Poitier became the rst black performer in a leading role to win an Academy Award for his performance in "Lilies of the Field." In 1970 Apollo 13, four-fths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst. (The astronauts managed to return safely.) In 1986 Pope John Paul II visited the Great Synagogue of Rome in the rst recorded papal visit of its kind to a Jewish house of worship. In 1992 the Great Chicago Flood took place as the city's century-old tunnel system and adjacent basements lled with water from the Chicago River.
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