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LOCAL & STATE | A3COPS: WALMART SHOPLIFTER HITS SAME STORE THREE TIMES @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Tuesday, April 17, 2018 SPORTS | B1THE NEXT LEVELMove to Division II no sweat for Umatillas Getford SPORTS | B1MDCA HAMMERS OUT SIX HITS IN 5-0 WIN AGAINST MOUNT DORA75 ¢ Local & State ...............A3 Health ........................ A8 Opinion .......................A9 Weather ..................... A10 Sports.......................... B1 Comics ....................... B6 Volume 142, Issue 107 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By John KennedyGateHouse Capital BureauTALLAHASSEE „ Eight Florida youths backed by an environmental organization sued state leaders Monday for failing to address climate change and refusing to blunt the use of polluting fossil fuels.The lawsuit by Our Chil-drens Trust claims the eight young plaintiffs face current health hazards and a future where life in Florida will be sharply changed by the effect of sea level rise and a loss of natural resources.These actions by our government leaders are destroying our basic rights,Ž said Oscar Psychas, 20, of Gainesville, a freshman at Vermonts Middlebury College and one of those filing the suit in Leon County Cir-cuit Court.Gov. Rick Scott, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, and other state leaders are named as defen-dants. A spokesman for Scott dismissed the lawsuit as political theater.ŽThe governor signed one of the largest environmental protection budgets in Floridas history last month … investing $4 billion into Floridas environment,Ž said Scott spokesman McKinley Lewis. The governor is focused on real solutions to protect our environment … not political theater or a lawsuit orchestrated by a group based in Eugene, Oregon.ŽOur Childrens Trust is based in Oregon and filed a federal lawsuit there in 2015 against U.S. government policies it claims violate the younger generations consti-tutional rights to life, liberty and property, while failing to protect natural resources.The lawsuit is scheduled for trial in October. State lawsuits such as the one filed Monday in Tallahassee are expected to multiply, advocates say.Our greenhouse gas Kids suing Gov. Rick ScottA lawsuit “ led Monday accuses Gov. Rick Scott and the state of not doing enough to address climate change and rising sea levels. With cities like Miami Beach already experiencing ” ooding during high tides, the lawsuit argues that climate change will have a profound effect on Floridas economy. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA ARCHIVES] Lawsuit accuses state leaders of failing to address climate changeBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield @dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ David Mari-otti had a childhood and history of drug abuse so hor-rific it damaged his brain and impaired his ability to act like a normal person. Or, he was still able to make good choices and have a stable life.These are the issues jurors must weigh today when they decide if Mariotti, 36, should spend the rest of his life in prison or die by lethal injection for murder-ing 84-year-old Bernadine Montgomery in June 2016. Jurors on Monday learned of reports from Mariottis Jurors to decide life or death for Mariotti By Tom Hays and Larry NeumeisterThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ A legal fight over what should happen to records the FBI seized from President Donald Trumps personal attorney took a surprise twist Monday when the lawyer, Michael Cohen, was forced to reveal a secret „ that he had also done legal work for Fox News host Sean Hannity.The disclosure came as attorneys for Cohen and Trump tried to persuade a New York judge to delay prosecutors from examining records and electronic devices seized in the raids on Cohen reveals other clientTrump lawyer has done work for Fox News host Sean Hannity Michael Cohen, President Donald Trumps personal attorney, arrives at federal court Monday in New York. [MARY ALTAFFER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Mesfin FekaduThe Associated PressThe 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards marked a memorable night for the victims of the massive Las Vegas shooting, comeback queen Carrie Underwood and triple-winners Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert.Jason Aldean paid tribute to the 58 people who died at the Route 91 Harvest Festi-val in Las Vegas last October when he was named enter-tainer of the year Sunday for the third consecutive time.Its been a rough year,Ž Aldean said, thanking those that showed us love and support over the last six months.ŽThe ACMs brought the country music community back to Vegas six months after the deadly tragedy. Aldean was performing onstage when the shooting occurred.You guys are in our hearts always,Ž Aldean said. We love Las Vegas. Vegas strong.ŽThough Aldean beat out Stapleton for the top honor, Stapletons Sunday was met with many high points: His wife, Morgane, gave birth to twin boys; he celebrated his 40th birthday; and the leading nominee, who didnt attend the show, won male vocalist of the year and album of the year, where he Underwood, Vegas among winners at ACM Awards See MARIOTTI, A6 See SCOTT, A5 See COHEN, A6 See ACM, A5


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Prepayments for 3 months or more, mail to: Circulation Dept., the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. Billed monthly at the rates shown. LOTTERY LINCOLN, NEB.Keystone XL developer to meet with landownersThe developer of the Key-stone XL pipeline plans to meet with landowners along its planned route through Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana this week and will start aerial surveying of the route in all three states, a company spokesman said Monday.TransCanada Inc. spokes-man Matt John said the company will make financial offers to all landowners along the proposed route, including those who have already granted the company access to their land. Company officials are forging ahead despite pend-ing lawsuits in Nebraska and Montana that aim to derail the project.GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.Meteorologist rants on-air about reaction to his forecastThe winter that wont end has taken its toll on a TV meteorologist in western Michigan.Garry Frank of WXMI-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, went on a rant to colleagues because they werent excited about his forecast.Video of the rant has gone viral with more than 1.3 mil-lion views since it originally aired Tuesday.Frank told them they were dragging him down. He said hed like to hear some praise because it was going to be 60.His co-workers pointed out that snow was in the forecast.Frank asked his colleagues if they wanted him to lie to them about the weather.BUCHAREST, ROMANIAHundreds of Romanian health workers protest wage cutsRomanian health workers are protesting pay cuts fol-lowing government promises to hike salaries in the health care sector amid a general tax and wage overhaul.Some 200 medics, nurses and other health workers protested Monday at the regional Emergency Hospital in the southern city of Craiova, threatening to strike if the situation was not resolved. In the capital of Bucharest, health workers protested at the Bagdasar Arseni Hospital and the Marius Nasta Insti-tute, saying their wages had also fallen in March.Romanias left-wing government has significantly increased pay for most health workers.By Catherine Lucey and Eric TuckerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ In his scathing appraisal of the man who fired him as FBI chief, James Comey cited some evidence of obstruction of justiceŽ in President Donald Trumps actions and specu-lated that Russians might have dirt on the president. Trump struck back, branding Comey a criminal.Their war of words escalated Monday after Comey, in an ABC interview broad-cast the night before, labelled Trump morally unfitŽ for office.Trump tweeted that Comey drafted an exoneration of Hillary Clinton long before he talked to her as part of an investigation into her email practices. He labelled Comey disgruntledŽ and accused him and allies of having com-mitted many crimes.Ž For his part, Comey has said that nine or 10 months into the Clinton probe, he had a clear pictureŽ where it was going and its common to draft state-ments before an investigation is complete.Comeys remarks, coupled with the release of his forthcoming book, offer his version of events surrounding his firing and the investigations into Russian election meddling and Clin-tons email practices. Several of the episodes he describes in detail, including a private conversation about former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, are central to special counsel Robert Muellers investigation and his recollections are presumably valuable for pros-ecutors examining whether the presidents actions con-stitute obstruction of justice.The ex-FBI director, who until his firing in May led an investigation into possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, acknowledged that it was stunningŽ to think that Russia could have damaging information about a U.S. president. But he said that in Trumps case, he could not discount the pos-sibility that the president had been compromised.These are more words I never thought Id utter about a president of the United States, but its possible,Ž Comey told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos. He also acknowledged he had no proof that Russia has dirt on Trump: I think its possible. I dont know.ŽHe also answered possiblyŽ when asked if the president was attempting to obstruct justice when he cleared the Oval Office of other officials in February 2017 before encouraging him to close the investigation into Flynn, who by that point was suspected of lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts. The retired general pleaded guilty in December and is now cooperating with Muellers investigation.Comey also said he believed Trump treated women like pieces of meat.ŽA person who sees moral equivalence in Charlottesville, who talks about and treats women like theyre pieces of meat, who lies con-stantly about matters big and small and insists the American people believe it „ that persons not fit to be president of the United States, on moral grounds,Ž Comey said.Trump on Sunday rejected Comeys assertion that Trump had sought his loyalty at a January 2017 dinner, saying I hardly even knew this guy. Just another of his many lies.Ž He also suggested Comey should be imprisoned, tweet-ing, how come he gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress (jail).Ž There is no indication Comey is under investigation for doing either. The president began assail-ing Comey even before the interview came out.He seized on an excerpt shown Saturday in which Comey said his belief that Clinton would beat Trump in the 2016 presidential election was probably a factor in his decision to disclose the investigation into her emails. Comey, Trump tweeted, was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job. Slimeball!ŽThat argument was startling given that Comeys handling of the email investi-gation, including his disclosure shortly before the election that the FBI had reopened its probe, enraged Democrats. After Clintons loss, many Democrats blamed Comey, and Clinton herself has said it hurt her election prospects.Comey again defended his actions, telling ABC that he made what he thought was the best decision at the time. Comey said he did not remem-ber consciously thinkingŽ about the election results as he decided to disclose that the FBI had reopened its investigation into candidate Clintons email use. But, he acknowledged, I was operating in a world where Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald Trump, and so Im sure that it was a factor.ŽI dont remember spelling it out,Ž he added, but it had to have been that shes going to be elected president and if I hide this from the American people, shell be illegitimate the moment shes elected, the moment this comes out.Ž Trump fired Comey in May 2017, setting off a scramble at the Justice Department that led to the appointment of Mueller as special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation. Muellers probe has expanded to include whether Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey. So far, 19 people „ including Flynn and Trumps former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort „have been charged in the investigation. Flynn and two of the presidents campaign aides, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos, have pleaded guilty and are cooperating with Mueller.Comey: Russians may have info on TrumpA copy of former FBI Director James Comeys new book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,Ž is on display Friday in New York. [BEBETO MATTHEWS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]IN BRIEFSEOUL, SOUTH KOREABERLINMOSCOWIn this June 27, 2014, photo, Korean Air senior Vice President Cho Hyun-min, also known as Emily Cho, speaks during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. Korean Air Lines said Monday it has suspended one of its chairmans daughters from her marketing work after she threw a tantrum at a business meeting, triggering public outrage and a police investigation. [KANG JIN-HYUNG/ NEWSIS VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]German Chancellor Angela Merkel and chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union party speaks to board members as she arrives at a partys board meeting Monday in Berlin, Germany. Merkels party says the rights of Germanys parliament must be preserved as the eurozone rescue fund is converted into a European Monetary Fund,Ž and that the EUs Executive Commission shouldnt have sole control of the new body. [MARKUS SCHREIBER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]Activists bring a sack with about 2,000 paper airplanes symbolizing the logo of the messaging app Telegram to the door of St. Petersburgs department of Roskomnadzor, the state communications oversight agency, Friday in St. Petersburg, Russia, to protest against blocking the messenger app. Russias communications watchdog said Monday it has begun enforcing a nationwide ban for the app. [DMITRI LOVETSKY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] DATELINESSunday, April 15 Fantasy 5: 14-21-22-26-28 Monday, April 16 Pick 5 Afternoon: 9-4-0-3-5 Evening: 4-1-1-1-9 Pick 4 Afternoon: 3-9-0-2 Evening: 8-6-0-4 Pick 3 Afternoon: 2-1-7 Evening: 6-7-9 Pick 2 Afternoon: 8-2 Evening: 8-3

PAGE 3 | Tuesday, April 17, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 BEST BETS FOR TODAYBUDGETING BASICS: From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. How to save for an emergency fund and create a budget with Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Mia Wilchcombe. Free. Register at or call 352-343-4101 ext. 2719. FARMERS MARKET: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Log Cabin Park, 106 S. U.S. Highway 44 7 in Lady Lake. Fresh produce, baked goods and crafts. Call 352-537-4197 or email BRIEFSLEESBURG Woman killed crossing U.S. 441 SundayLEESBURG … A Tavares woman was killed when she was struck by a car while crossing U.S. Highway 441 in Leesburg Sunday night.According to a press release from the Leesburg Police Department, officers responded to the main entrance to the Lake Square Mall about 9:55 p.m. and discovered that a 2004 Toyota Highlander driven by Emmanuel Claudio-Vargas age 36 of Leesburg and a pedestrian, Lisa Grantham age 43 of Tavares.Police believe Ms. Grantham was crossing U.S. 441 and walked into the path of the Toyota. Ms. Grantham was pronounced dead at the scene. Northbound U.S. 441 was shut down for approxi-mately four hours.The crash is still under investigation by the Leesburg Police Department. Anyone with any further information should contact the Leesburg Police Department Traffic Unit at (352) 787-2121. CLERMONTWalmart shoplifter should have quit while he was aheadAccording to an arrest report, James Michael Robinson, 46, was nabbed on Saturday trying to leave the store on Johns Lake Road with a shopping cart full of bread, meat, flowers, a cooler and a fan … an estimated $450 in merchandise in all. The store's loss prevention officer said Robinson also walked out of the store Monday, April 9, with a $170 Ozark Trail cooler and on April 10 with a $120 Poulan chainsaw.Robinson, of Orlando, reportedly told the officer that he'd been shoplifting from the store three or four times a week but also paid for at least one item on every trip. He was charged with grand theft and two counts of retail theft. MONTVERDE Man jailed for reportedly taking a bite out of partnerMONTVERDE … A day-long feud between a couple boiled over Thursday when one of the men bit the other in the side while sitting in a hot tub drunk, authorities say.According to an arrest affidavit, Rick Gilpin, had been threatening his partner since Wednesday, April 11, when the partner called 911 to have Gilpin taken to the hospital for unspecified health problems.The partner said the next day, Gilpin was drunk and laying in the hot tub of their Kelean Circle home on a cell phone. The partner said he went into the room to get his cell phone from Gilpin, and Gilpin leaned out of the tub and bit him. Deputies said Staff ReportCLERMONT … Walmart will renovate its Clermont store as part of a $200 mil-lion investment in 43 Florida stores over the next year.The spend is part of Walmarts total capital expenditures guidance of approximately $11 billion for 2019, which was outlined last October at the compa-nys annual meeting for the investment community and reiterated in February 2018, company officials said in a press release.Walmart recently reported strong comp sales growth of 2.1 percent for the fiscal year ending Jan. 31, 2018, indicating customers are responding well to the companys business strategy,Ž the release states. Clermont Walmart to get makeoverCompany announces upgrades in technologies, productsWalmart is remodeling 43 stores to the tune of about $200 million in Florida this year. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] Staff ReportGROVELAND „ A Groveland woman who needed help corralling her dog after it got outside ended up being cor-ralled herself when she refused to stop calling 911 and then reportedly threatened to kill the deputy who showed up at her door.According to an arrest affidavit, Julie Ogden Franks called 911 multiple timesŽ on Friday to say her dog had gotten out and she couldnt get it back in the house. The deputy arrived to find the dog sitting in front of the door, but Franks stepped outside and started yelling for the deputy to get her dog. He repeatedly explained that the 911 line was for emergencies only and advised her to call the non-emergency line if she needed help. The deputy left but returned a short time later when Franks called 911 again. He said he reminded her that the 911 line was for emergencies and not to call about her dog running around on her own property, but she started screaming, Shut the (expletive) up and get my dog,Ž and Get my dog, you mother(expletive).ŽHe arrested her on a charge of misuse of 911 and called Animal Control to get the dog. Franks reportedly became enraged, saying she would get a shotgun and shoot him dead, then stating she would kill me multiple times, multiple different ways...Ž according to the report.She was also charged with corruption by making a threat against a public official.Fur ies over repeated 911 callsGroveland woman rages at cops to catch her dog, ends up in jailFranks Robinson Gilpin In this Jan. 28 photo, Cubas President Raul Castro looks at his watch as he walks with Cubas Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, right, and National Assembly of Peoples Power President Esteban Lazo Hernandez, left, to the unveiling of a replica of a statue of Cubas independence hero Jose Marti in Havana, Cuba. [AP PHOTO/RAMON ESPINOSA, FILE] By Jim SaundersNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ The Florida Constitution Revi-sion Commission on Monday signed off on a proposed constitutional amendment that could lead to term limits for county school-board members and make a revision that one critic called a game changerŽ for charter schools.The commission voted 27-10 to put the proposed education amendment (Pro-posal 6003) on the Nov. 6 ballot. It was one of a series of ballot proposals „ rang-ing from issues dealing with oil drilling to victims rights „ that the commission considered during a day-long debate.The education proposal, if approved by 60 percent of voters in November, would impose eight-year term limits on school-board members. That would make school boards similar to the Legislature and state Cabi-net, where members are generally limited to eight years.The proposed constitutional amendment also would direct the Legislature to put in law efforts to promote civic literacy in schools.But while the termlimits and civic-literacy issues drew little discussion Monday, another part of the proposed constitu-tional amendment related to school governance spurred controversy.Under current law, school boards operate and control public schools within their counties. But the proposed constitutional amend-ment could lead to the state having control over public schools that would not be established by school boards.Commissioner Roberto Martinez, a Coral Gables attorney and former member of the State Board of Education, said the proposal is designed to create a state process to oversee charter schools. That would come after years of clashes between some county school boards and charter-school operators about whether charter schools should be allowed to open. Charter schools are public schools that are typically run by pri-vate organizations.It (the proposal) is a big deal,Ž said Martinez, who voted against the proposal. Its a game changer.ŽBut Commissioner Patri-cia Levesque, who is a top official with two education-advocacy organizations founded by former Gov. Jeb Bush, said the proposal is not only about charter schools. She said it also could help lead to more university lab Voters to get say on education changes See WALMART, A4 See SCHOOLS, A4By Michael Weissenstein and Andrea RodriguezThe Associated PressHAVANA „ In 2008 Raul Castro took over a country where most people couldn't own computers or cellphones, leave without permission, run most types of private businesses or enter resort hotels.Castro set about reengineering the system he had helped create and Cuba opened dramatically over his decade in office. But when Castro steps down as president Thursday he will leave his successor a host of problems that are deeper than on the day his brother Fidel formally handed over power.Cuba has nearly 600,000 private entrepreneurs, more than 5 million cellphones, a bustling real estate market and one of the world's fastest-growing airports. Foreign debt has been paid. Tourism numbers have more than doubled since Castro and President Barack Obama re-established diplomatic relations in 2015, making Cuba a destination for nearly 5 million visitors a year, despite a plunge in relations under the Trump administration.On the other side of the ledger, Cuba's Sovietstyle command economy still employs three of every four Cuban workers but produces little. Private sector growth has been largely frozen. The average monthly state salary is $31 „ so low that workers often live on stolen goods and handouts from relatives overseas. Foreign investment remains anemic. The island's infra-structure is falling deeper into disrepair. The break with Washington dashed dreams of detente with the U.S., and after two decades of getting Venezuelan sub-sidies totaling more than $6 billion a year, Cuba's patron has collapsed economically with no replacement in the wings.Unknown territorySee CASTRO, A4 See BRIEF, A4Raul Castro leaving Cuba with new freedoms, deep problems


A4 Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | Thomas H. RogersThomas TomŽ H. Rogers, 75 of Mascotte, FL died on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Arrangements by Harden/ Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis. Bruce Michael Kosmala, Sr., 42, of Mount Dora, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018. Born in Oneida, New York, he moved to Central Florida in 1986 and attended Eustis High School. Bruce worked in construction as a Roofer and Flooring Installer. He enjoyed tinkering with old cars and “shing. He is survived by Mother, Virginia G. Jordan of Mount Dora, FL; Father, Philip Dale Kosmala of Indiana; Daughter, Destany Page Kosmala of Altamonte Springs, FL; Son, Bruce M. Kosmala, Jr. of Eustis, FL; Brother, Christopher Lee Kosmala of Spokane, WA; Sister, Sherrie Laura Jordan of Coeur dAlene, ID; 2 nieces, 3 nephews and numerous extended family. The family will receive friends at the Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis, on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 4:00 PM till 7:00 PM. Funeral services and Interment will be held in New York. Online Guestbook available at Arrangements by Harden/ Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis.Bruce Michael Kosmala Funera l Services The plan is to continue improving stores and accelerating innovation during the coming year to make shopping faster and easier for customers in Florida.Making every day easier for busy families is at the forefront of everything were doing as a company,Ž said Elise Vasquez-Warner, a vice president and regional general manager for Walmart in Florida. Cus-tomers have told us they want the convenience of shopping how, when and where they want. And, here in Florida, well achieve that by building off the momentum we had last year, accelerating the rollout of customercentered innovations, creating more than 1,000 jobs this year alone, and maintaining a sharp focus on improving our store experience.ŽThe company did not release details of each stores planned remodel-ing but said many of the changes involve improving technologies to make customers experience better.The massive retailer is introducing a number of changes to stores nation-wide, including online grocery pickup; the ability for customers to scan items with their mobile devices; and the use of Tower Pickup, which allows customers to pick up their online orders in less than a minute by scanning a bar code sent to their smartphone.A Walmart spokes-woman said other changes may include:State-of-the-art electronics department with interactive displaysAdditional self-checkouts to save customers timeUpdated pharmacy with addition of private con-sultation roomNew look in hardware with additional products New signage and floor-ing throughout the entire store, new fixtures and lighting, and refreshed bathroomsWider aisles and lower fixtures for an improved store flow and easier navigation throughout the whole storeWalmart also plans to upgrade the product lines in its cosmetics, home, auto, baby and produce sections. WALMARTFrom Page A3schools or collegiate high schools at state colleges.Levesque said the current system was set up in the states 1968 Constitution and that the Legislature could be very innovativeŽ with changes.Right now, we have a governance model that was built 50 years ago,Ž said Levesque, CEO of the non-profit Foundation for Excellence in Education and executive director of the Foundation for Flori-das Future.Martinez and other crit-ics sought unsuccessfully to break apart the proposed constitutional amendment and take up the issues separately. In part, they said voters should be able to consider each of the issues rather than taking an up-or-down vote on the bundle.They are not related sufficiently to stay bun-dled, in my opinion,Ž said Commissioner Bill Schi-fino, a Tampa lawyer who is a former president of The Florida Bar.But Levesque said all three issues deal with kindergarten through 12th-grade education and part of the Constitution that governs education.Absolutely, these issues are related,Ž she said. SCHOOLSFrom Page A3 By Jim SaundersNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ With the measure drawing support from state leaders and lawenforcement officials, Florida voters in Novem-ber will decide whether to approve a proposed constitutional amend-ment that would spell out a series of rights of crime victims.The Florida Constitution Revision Commission on Monday voted 34-3 to approve the measure (Proposal 6001), which largely focuses on a victims rights initiative known as Marsys Law.ŽThe proposal, which will need support from 60 percent of voters in November, would seek to ensure the rights of victims to receive infor-mation and provide input during criminal cases. Also, for example, it would ensure victims have the right to talk with prosecutors about issues such as plea agree-ments, restitution and sentencing.Commission member Tim Cerio, a Tallahassee attorney who sponsored the proposal, said Marsys Law is about making sure victims have a right to be engaged in the process.ŽAmong other things, the proposal also would establish a right for the safety of victims and their family members to be considered when bail is set in criminal cases.Before approving the proposal, the commission rejected a series of changes sought by member Hank Coxe, a Jacksonville defense attorney. One of the changes, for instance, sought to add wording that would have said victims are entitled to the rights to the extent that these rights do not interfere with the constitutional rights of the accused.ŽBut with Cerio and others opposed, Coxes proposed changes were rejected. Coxe, former Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, and Orlando attorney Rich Newsome voted against the overall proposal.The Constitution Revision Commission approved the measure as it began taking final votes on a dozen proposals for the November ballot. The 37-member commission, which meets every 20 years, has the unique power to place issues on the ballot. Proposals need support of 22 members of the commission to advance.Several of the proposed constitutional amendments bundle more than one issue. The measure including Marsys Law also would change a man-datory retirement age for state judges. If approved by voters, the age would go from 70 to 75.The measure also includes a proposed change that would affect legal cases involving the interpretation of state laws or rules. The proposal would direct judges to not defer to an administrative agencys interpretationŽ of the laws or rules in the cases.The commission Monday had a lengthy debate about whether the measure including Marsys Law and other proposed constitutional amendments should be unbundledŽ „ which would effectively require each issue to be voted on separately.Commission member Roberto Martinez, a Coral Gables lawyer, argued the commission was bundling unrelated issues and that voters should be given clear choices on approving proposed constitutional amendments.Do they (the three issues in Proposal 6001) all deal with the courts? They do,Ž Martinez said. But are they really related? They are not.ŽBut Brecht Heuchan, chairman of the commis-sions Style and Drafting Committee, which bundled issues, said it was absurdŽ to think voters would get confused. He and other commissioners defended the process, in part arguing that they were following precedents from when the commission put measures on the ballot in 1978 and 1998.The whole process is being attacked,Ž Heuchan said.Commissioners rejected an attempt by Martinez to send the measure includ-ing Marsys Law back to the Style and Drafting Committee to be unbundled.The Marsys Law pro-posal has drawn support in recent months from state leaders such as Gov. Rick Scott and many sheriffs and prosecutors. It also has the backing of Attorney General Pam Bondi, who serves on the Constitution Revision Commission.The proposal is part of a broader national movement stemming from the 1983 death of a California woman, Marsy Nicho-las, who was stalked and killed by an ex-boyfriend.Crime victims measure to go on November ballot Castro's inability or unwillingness to fix Cubas structural problems with deep and wide-ranging reforms has many wonder-ing how a successor without Castros founding father credentials will manage the country over the next five or 10 years.People in Cuba really havent processed yet what it means to have a govern-ment without Raul or Fidel leading it,Ž said Yassel Padron Kunakbaeva, a prolific 27-year-old blogger who writes frequently from what he describes as a Marxist, revolutionary per-spective. Were entering unknown territory.ŽTens of thousands of highly educated profes-sionals are abandoning the island each year, leaving Cuba with the combination of third-world economy and the demographics of a graying European nation. After a 2016 recession, Cuba said growth was 1.6 percent last year, although official accounts remain opaque and questioned by experts. The single-party government controls virtu-ally all forms of expression and organization, with near-zero tolerance of public criticism or dissent. The mood on the street is pessimistic, with few expecting a better future anytime soon.The political future of whoever takes over in April depends on the economic question,Ž said Jose Raul Viera Linares, a former first deputy minister of foreign affairs. Its the possibility for young people to dream, to design their own future. Thats all based in the material wealth that this country is able to achieve.ŽThe greatest immediate challenge for Castros expected successor „ 57-year-old Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez „ is unwinding a byzantine dual-currency system featuring one type of Cuban peso worth 4 cents and another that is nearly a dollar. The system was designed to insulate a state-run, egalitarian inter-nal market using national moneyŽ from trade with the outside world denominated in convertible pesos.ŽThe barrier between the two worlds swiftly collapsed and the system has fostered big economic distortions. Inefficient state enterprises receive mammoth subsidies by obtaining expensive con-vertible pesos for the price of the cheaper Cuban peso.Ž The dual-currency system also allows private businesses to receive subsidized goods and services like water and electricity in Cuban pesos, then turn around and charge their relatively wealthy clients in convertible pesos at a significant profit.Castro called for elimina-tion of the dual currencies from the beginning of his presidency, but never got around to it. In one of his final speeches last year he called once again for the systems urgent elimination, a process that many expect to start in Diaz-Canels first year in power. Eliminating dual currency is widely seen as necessary for Cubas economy to grow, but it carries risks of infla-tion and major disruption for inefficient state businesses whose subsidized balance sheets will finally become understandable when they are denominated in a single currency.Those state businesses gained new competitors as Castro expanded the space for capitalism in the Cuban economy by permitting private enterprise in dozens of fields ranging from agri-culture to hospitality to construction.Weve risen up economically. The new possibilities have changed my life, of course,Ž said Yanelis Garcia, a 44-year-old mother of three who saved money from raising pigs in her backyard to slowly build a prosperous six-room bed-and-break-fast and taxi business in the central city of Santa Clara. Ive always liked having my own business to be able to provide for my family. Its been really good.ŽCubans fill thousands of flights a year to Miami, Panama and Cancun, where they cram duffel bags with gym socks and Xboxes for the vibrant private sector and rising middle class. But last August, the Cuban gov-ernment froze new licenses for private bed-and-break-fasts, restaurants and other popular businesses, leaving many Cubans questioning how their gov-ernment envisions a path to prosperity.Weve seen necessary reforms and I think that in the future there will have to be more,Ž said Norma Chiang, a 77-year-old state accountant and audi-tor. Self-employment needs to be broadened, little things like bakeries or food stands that can be in the hands of individuals and not the state.ŽDespite the image of Raul Castro as an all-pow-erful military strongman, many Cubans say backand-forth moves and the overall slow pace of reform have shown the difficulty of modernizing a Soviet-era bureaucracy controlled by hundreds of thousands of civil servants who would be threatened by a transition into a market economy, a difficulty Castros succes-sor will also face.No one dares to disobey Raul to his face. They quietly dont get things done and search for ways to cover their backs so no one can accuse them of not get-ting things done,Ž Padron said.Cubas next president also must find a way to make its economy grow while maintaining social stability and satisfying the millions of Cubans who depend on the state and a shrinking list of subsidized essentials sold in Cuban pesos for their survival. While Cuba sees Russia as one of its closest allies, Cubas leaders are desper-ate to prevent the sort of shock transition to capital-ism that marked the end of the Soviet Union. I cant eat, dress myself and live on $20 a month,Ž said Adela Arpajon, a 54-year-old accountant for the Communist Party. I either eat or buy clothes. Its hard, but thats the way it is.ŽWariness of disruption is exacerbated by Cubas increasing economic dependence on the Cuban emigres and exiles once seen by the Communist government as a threat to its survival.As part of his broader immigration reforms, Raul Castro changed Cubas relationship with its diaspora by allowing Cubans to maintain their rights to own property and receive social benefits as long as they return once every two years. That change fueled the growth of a new class of Cubans who earn money overseas but invest at home and are responsible for hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars in small-scale investment on the island in recent years.More than 20,000 Cuban emigres have repatriatedŽ and regained their property rights since the emigration reforms, according to Cuban figures. Still, the flow of emigres back to Cuba is swamped by the outward flood of Cubans unleashed by Castros elimination of the hated exit permit known as the white card.Ž According to U.S. Homeland Security statistics, the United States admitted 463,502 Cubans between 2006 and 2016, with tens of thousands more heading to countries such as Spain and Ecuador.I dont think people have realized how momen-tous that is in terms of for the first time having circular migration,Ž said Lisandro Perez, an expert on the Cuban diaspora at New Yorks John Jay College of Criminal Justice. They take back things, they finance private restau-rants. Its a totally different ballgame.ŽCastros successor will have to manage the delicate relationship with Cubas prosperous exiles at a time when relations with the U.S. have dropped from an unprecedented high under President Barack Obama to a deep low under President Donald Trump.For Reinaldo Taladrid, a popular commentator on state television, tensions with the U.S. will serve as a brake on any reforms sought by Raul Castros successor.While theres a sense of a state of siege, theres an instinct of self-preservation that doesnt have anything to do with politics. Its the human instinct for self-preservation. You have the worlds most powerful state, the most powerful government in the history of humanity that has regime change in Cuba as its official policy,Ž Taladrid said. While thats true this little, poor countrys government will have a siege mentality, and its logical to have it.Ž CASTROFrom Page A3 there were two bite marks on his side.Gilpin, 46, was charged with domestic battery. MADEIRA BEACHMan said Hooters sign fell on his foot; video said otherwiseA Florida man said the letter "o'' from a Hooters sign blew off the wall and landed on his foot, leaving him with injuries, but surveillance video said otherwise.WFLA reports John Bradley Kane of St. Petersburg was arrested for insurance fraud Friday. Deputies said he lied to investigators about an incident outside a Hooters restaurant in Pinellas CountyIn a November insurance claim against Hooters, Kane said he was struck in the foot by an "o'' from a sign that blew down during Hur-ricane Irma. BRIEFFrom Page A3

PAGE 5 | Tuesday, April 17, 2018 A5emissions are enor-mous,Ž said Guy Burns, a Tampa securities lawyer representing the eight youths suing the state. The governor and Adam Putnam have neglected their obligation to pass programs that will stem these emissions.ŽScott last week announced he is run-ning against Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, and Putnam is a leading Republican candidate for governor.Burns said that politics was not driving the lawsuit, but raising questions about the two Republicans environmental record may be one of the unintended consequences.Ž Burns defended citing Scott and Putnam, saying that among state leaders, the pair have unique authority over environmental policy and regulations. Among others named are the states Department of Environmental Protection, DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein and the states Public Ser-vice Commission, which regulates utilities.Floridas energy policies have led it to become one of the worlds largest produc-ers of greenhouse gas, outstripping that of many countries, Burns said.While the state under Scotts predecessor, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, pushed a plan to encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas, those efforts failed in the state Legislature. Scott has not revisited the issue and also has refused to acknowledge climate change, saying, Im not a scientist.ŽThe lawsuit also argues that climate change will have a pro-found effect on Floridas economy.Governments in the Miami-area expect to spend $1 billion in coming years to slow seawater intrusion and flooding in many coastal areas. Property values across Florida could also decline by $15 billion by 2030, studies show.The states tourist industry will be affected by the loss of many beaches and coastal destinations, the suit claims.Psychas, the Gainesville college student, said that especially for his generation, climate change is alarming. Without a stable cli-mate system, everything is at risk,Ž he said. SCOTTFrom Page A1 won twice as a singer and producer.Underwood also had a big night, returning to the stage like an A-List veteran in her first television appearance since injuring her face and wrist last year due to a fall at her home. Her powerhouse vocals shined when she performed her new song, Cry Pretty,Ž earning a rousing „ and long „ standing ovation from the audience.Immediately following the performance, she won vocal event of the year for the dance-infused coun-try song, The Fighter,Ž with Keith Urban.I am still kind of shak-ing right now,Ž she added, appearing teary-eyed.Seeing her stand up there and be so beautiful, shes one of the greatest singers of all-time in any genre of music,Ž Lambert said backstage of Under-wood. I am just proud of her and I know how strong she is and how hard shes worked.ŽBut Lamberts hard work also paid off: She made history when she surpassed Brooks and Dunn as the most decorated act in ACM history with 32 wins on Sunday. Lambert won her ninth consecutive female vocal-ist of the year trophy and won twice for song of the year „ as the performer and co-writer of Tin Man.ŽI cannot believe this. I really cant. ...I love country music. Its my entire life,Ž Lambert said onstage. I will never ever take it for granted.ŽFlorida Georgia Lines Tyler Hubbard wore an all-red ensemble and Brian Kelley was in allwhite when they hit the stage with pop singer Bebe Rexha to perform the massive hit Meant to Be,Ž which is spending its 19th week on top of Billboards Hot country songs chart. It ties Leroy Van Dykes Walk On ByŽ as the third longestrunning song of all-time on the chart.The longest-running No. 1 song of all-time on the country charts, Sam Hunts Body Like a Back Road,Ž won single record of the year at the ACMs; Hunt didnt attend the show.Little Big Town sang Elton Johns Rocket ManŽ in celebration of the icons new album, Res-toration,Ž which features country singers covering his songs. Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina were impressive when they sang their duet, What Ifs.Ž Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Kelsea Bal-lerini, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum and Dierks Bentley also performed.McEntire, who performed with Kelly Clarkson, hosted the three-hour show a year after Bryan and Bentley did the job. ACMFrom Page A1Carrie Underwood performs Cry PrettyŽ at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday in Las Vegas. [CHRIS PIZZELLO/INVISION/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


A6 Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | DailyCommercial.compublic school days of a social worker and employ-ees describing his mother, Elsie, as wacky,Ž said psychologist Scot Mach-lus, Ph.D. Social workers are usually very careful about not calling someone names, he said. Others at the school told police she was bizarre,Ž had one problem after another,Ž blamed others,Ž and was slurring,Ž and seemed to be on something.ŽWhen she moved to Lake County, she vis-ited the emergency room at Leesburg Regional Medical Center 103 times between 2002 and 2017, each time claiming to be in pain and needing opiates. One time she said she burned her leg with bleach while cooking pan-cakes and ribs. She was treated and told to leave the wound exposed to the air so it could heal. She returned a short time later bandaged in duct tape and wanting more pain meds.Sometimes she would stab herself and blame either Mariotti or her ex-husband, according to reports. She had a running battle with Fruitland Park police, claiming they were harassing her, so she made obscene gestures every time she saw them.She fought with her neighbors, too, and would scream at people that walked on the sidewalk near her home. Once, she had hallucinations and talked to people that were not really there.She was involuntarily hospitalized two times at a mental hospital.In Broward County, she smoked pot with Mariotti at their home, and intro-duced him to cocaine at 13.Mariotti tried to pro-tect her in physical fights with her husbands and boyfriends, and looked after his younger sib-lings because she was not interested in taking care of them, the psychologist said.He was rejected by everybody that was supposed to love him, Machlus said.He was abandoned by his father at a very young age when his dad was sent to prison on drug traffick-ing charges. His mother turned him over to her parents. His grandparents later turned him over to his father after he got out of prison, even though he didnt really know him. The father gave Mariotti back to his mother. When he said he wanted to go back to school after dropping out in the eighth grade, he went to live with a family friend, who had just gotten out of prison for drug trafficking. He then went back to live with his grandparents, and eventually with his mother again.This all occurred while he was taking drugs, starting at age 10. Drugs later included metham-phetamine and heroin, no doubt causing significant brain damage,Ž neuropsy-chologist Robert Oulou, Ph.D., testified.It would have especially taken its toll on the fron-tal lobes, which control things like memory and cognitive thinking, he said.Assistant State Attorney Rich Buxman, however, pointed out that the psychologist had not reviewed police records, including his statement to detectives where he kept changing his story, once confronted with evidence.Are there people who can take drugs and not kill anybody?Ž Yes.ŽHe asked if he was able to focus. The answer was yes. There were no delu-sions or hallucinations, he admitted. The prosecutor also got the expert to concede that the grandparents were good peopleŽ and that he lived with them for a majority of his childhood and had a relatively stable life.On Friday, a defense radiologist testified that brain scans showed signs of abnormalities in the frontal lobes. On Monday, a prosecution radiologist witness disagreed.These are normal,Ž Dr. Lawrence testified looking at a large blow-up of the images in front of the jury box.Also testifying for the state was psychologist Gregory Pritchard, Ph.D. He said he looked at all the records, including police reports and the reports of the defense experts. He concluded that Mariotti has a mental condition known as anti-social personality disorder. Mental health experts say the characteristics are: a pervasive pattern of disregarding the rights of others; using aliases and other deceit to steal for his own pleasure or use; impulsivity, failure to plan or maintain steady relationships and work; irritable, aggressive, reckless disregard for self and others; irrespon-sible financial or familial responsibilities; lack of remorse.Mentioning the last one nearly caused a mistrial, because Prichard said the key example was ƒthe murder of an 84-year-old woman.ŽThere is no remedy for this,Ž Executive Public Assistant John Spivey said when the jury was removed from the court-room. He said it in front of the jury.ŽAfter ordering the court record reporter to read it back two times, Circuit Judge Don Briggs said it is close,Ž but denied the motion for mistrial.Upon Spiveys sugges-tion, the judge instructed the jury that remorseŽ applies only to the defini-tion of the disorder.Under Buxmans ques-tioning, Pritchard gave examples that would seem to dispute defense claims that he couldnt help himself. Using a fake ID to pawn stolen items and disposing of Montgomerys body to avoid detection involved plan-ning, for example.For a time, Mariotti ran his own flooring business, and was in a stable relationship with a woman who would become the mother of his child. He chose to leave a court-ordered drug rehab program.Mariotti was also able to control himself when he was doing work around Montgomerys home „ until he took some of her things and strangled her. MARIOTTIFrom Page A1 the grounds that many of them are protected by attorney-client privilege.U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood said in hear-ings Friday and Monday that if Cohen wanted the court to declare that some of his files were protected because of attorney confi-dentiality rules, he would have to divulge the names of the clients hes worked with since the 2016 election.One was, of course, Trump himself. Another was Elliot Broidy, a Trump fundraiser who resigned from the Republican National Committee on Friday after it was revealed that he paid $1.6 million to a Playboy Playmate with whom he had an extramarital affair. The Playmate became pregnant and elected to have an abortion.With Cohen by their side on Monday, lawyers initially resisted revealing the name of the third client for privacy reasons, saying it would be embar-rassing for the client. But Wood pressed on.I understand he doesnt want his name out there, but thats not enough under the law,Ž she said.When the name was announced, there were gasps and some laughter in a courtroom packed with journalists. A few of them raced from the courtroom.Cohens lawyers did not detail the type of legal work he did for Hannity. Cohen, in a light blue tie and dark suit, spent most of the hearing looking for-ward, his hands folded.On his radio show, Hannity said Cohen was never involved in any matter between him and any third party.Michael never repre-sented me in any matter,Ž Hannity said. I never retained him in any traditional sense. I never received an invoice. I never paid a legal fee. I had brief discussions with him about legal questions where I wanted his input and perspective.ŽHannity, an outspoken supporter of Trump, has been a fierce critic of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is looking into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presiden-tial election.Mondays hearing began with an appearance by porn actress Stormy Dan-iels, who was swarmed by photographers and nearly fell as she was hustled into the courthouse, a scene that captured the sensa-tional atmosphere around the case.The last to enter court, she was among the first to leave. While in court, she smiled several times as she observed the proceedings from a folding chair near the back of the room. Outside afterward, she said Cohen has acted like hes above the law and that she and her lawyer are committed to making sure everyone learns the truth.The April 9 raid on Cohen sought information on a variety of matters, including a $130,000 payment made to Daniels, who alleges she had sex with a married Trump in 2006.At issue is exactly who gets to look at Cohens seized documents and devices before they are turned over to prosecu-tors. Attorneys for Cohen say they want first crack. Trumps lawyers say they also want some form of prior review. Another option is to set up a spe-cial masterŽ who would vet the material to deter-mine what is protected and what isnt; that is the Cohen teams second choice.Prosecutors, who say they raided Cohens office, home and hotel room as part of an undisclosed crime related to his personal business dealings, prefer the ordinary procedure of reviewing the documents with a panel of prosecutors unrelated to the investigation „ a so-called taint team.ŽAt stake is an investi-gation that could uncover the inner workings of Trumps longtime fixer and image protector. People familiar with the probe told The Associated Press that agents were seeking bank records, records on Cohens deal-ing in the taxi industry, Cohens communications with the Trump campaign and information on payments made in 2016 to two women who say they had affairs with Trump, former Playboy model Karen McDougal and the porn star Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.Lawyers for Cohen filed papers Monday saying investigators took every-thingŽ during the raids, including more than a dozen electronic devices. They said that prosecutors had already intercepted emails from Cohen and executed the search warrants only after discovering that there were no emails between Trump and Cohen.One of Trumps lawyers, Joanna Hendon, asked the judge to block prosecutors from study-ing material seized in the raid until Cohen and the president have both had a chance to review those materials and argue which are subject to the sacredŽ attorney-client privilege. COHENFrom Page A1


The Associated PressLAS VEGAS „ Alle-giant Air shares continue to fall in the aftermath of a news report that is raising serious safety questions about the low-cost carrier.Allegiant is defending its safety and says the report by CBS News 60 MinutesŽ tells a false narrativeŽ about the air-line. Investors, however, fear that the negative publicity will cause trav-elers to avoid Allegiant, which has a fleet includ-ing many older planes that typically require more maintenance.60 MinutesŽ reported Sunday night that between January 2016 and October 2017, the Las Vegas-based airline experienced more than 100 serious mechanical incidents, including aborted takeoffs, loss of cabin pressure, and emergency landings.CBS said that detailed reports from the Federal Aviation Administration indicated that Allegiant flights were three-anda-half times more likely to suffer an in-flight breakdown than flights operated by American, United, Delta, JetBlue or Spirit. The report also aired a long-running accusation by the Teamsters union local representing Allegiant pilots that the airline discourages pilots from reporting mechanical problems with planes.Allegiant issued a statement by Eric Gust, vice president of opera-tions, charging that the CBS story told a false narrativeŽ about Allegiant and the FAA. He said the airline complies with all FAA requirements and takes part in many voluntary safety programs and is subject to rigorous oversightŽ by the FAA.To suggest that Allegiant would engage in the practice of asking team members to violate company and regulatory obligations is offensive and defam-atory,Ž Gust said.Shares of parent company Allegiant Travel Co. fell $3.45, or 2.3 percent, to $147.60 in midday trading Monday. They dropped 8.6 percent on Friday in anticipation of a damaging news report.Allegiant buys used planes to keep costs down. As of Feb. 2, Allegiant operated 37 McDonnell-Douglas MD-80 planes and 53 Airbus A320 jets. It is phasing out the MD-80s, which burn far more fuel than new planes. Allegiants used planes range between 11 and 32 years old, according to a company regula-tory filing.The CBS report updated reporting by the Tampa Bay Times, which said in 2015 that Allegiant planes were four more times than those of other U.S. airlines to make an unplanned landing because of mechanical problems.None of those incidents led to enforcement action from the FAA.The FAA on Monday released a letter in which associate administra-tor of safety Ali Bahrami defended the agencys performance by pointing to the lack of a fatal crash involving a U.S. airline since 2009.The FAA increased its monitoring of Allegiant in 2015 because of labor tension with its pilots. In 2016, the agency moved up a routine review of the airline by two years after a series of aborted takeoffs and other safety incidents. FAA officials took no enforcement action against Allegiant and said they were satisfied that the airline was addressing problems found by inspectors.Allegiant executives termed the FAAs 2016 findings minorŽ and hailed the report as evidence of the airlines safety. | Tuesday, April 17, 2018 A7 BUSINESS 2,500 2,600 2,700 2,800 2,900 OA NDJFM 2,560 2,640 2,720 S&P 500Close: 2,677.84 Change: 21.54 (0.8%) 10 DAYS 22,000 23,000 24,000 25,000 26,000 27,000 OA NDJFM 23,520 24,100 24,680 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 24,573.04 Change: 212.90 (0.9%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 2108 Declined 776 New Highs 63 New Lows 37 Vol. (in mil.) 3,002 Pvs. Volume 2,945 1,785 1,737 1819 1000 76 31 NYSE NASDDOW 24675.36 24480.20 24573.04 +212.90 +0.87% -0.59% DOW Trans. 10646.09 10437.40 10610.18 +240.69 +2.32% -0.02% DOW Util. 693.00 685.52 692.36 +9.58 +1.40% -4.29% NYSE Comp. 12660.11 12573.04 12628.21 +82.16 +0.65% -1.41% NASDAQ 7178.51 7115.85 7156.28 +49.63 +0.70% +3.66% S&P 500 2686.49 2665.16 2677.84 +21.54 +0.81% +0.16% S&P 400 1906.88 1887.93 1902.85 +18.99 +1.01% +0.12% Wilshire 5000 27879.46 27642.18 27797.11 +237.16 +0.86% +0.01% Russell 2000 1566.40 1550.51 1563.03 +13.52 +0.87% +1.79% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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The casino and hotel company agreed to buy seven properties from Tropicana Entertainment for $1.85 billion. € J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.: Up $6.98 to $119.75. The transportation company said shipping volumes grew in the “ rst quarter and rates increased.BRIEFCASENEW YORKBuilder optimism slides for fourth consecutive monthHomebuilder confi-dence slid for the fourth consecutive month with steadily rising mort-gage rates and sky-high home prices putting ownership out of reach for more and more Americans.The National Associa-tion of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sen-timent index for April, released Monday, fell one point to 69. Any reading above 50 indicates more builders see sales conditions as good rather than poor, but its the most extended decline since the run-up to the housing bust.The index has been above 60 since Sep-tember 2016 and it hit a record high in December. Aprils reading is the lowest since November.Two Allegiant Air jets taxi at McCarran International Airport, May 2013 in Las Vegas. Shares of Allegiant Airs parent company tumbled in Monday premarket trading following a 60 MinutesŽ investigation that expressed serious safety concerns about the airline. [DAVID BECKER/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]Allegiant Air under re


A8 Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | ALZHEIMERSSTUDY LOOKSAT COMPOUNDNewresearch hasfoundthat acompound calledanNAD+ precursor helpedmice withfeatures ofAlzheimers diseaseperform betteronlearning andmemory tests,according totheNational Institutesof Health(NIH). Thestudy, publishedin February2018in theProceedings oftheNational Academyof Sciences,found thatNR-treated micehadlessDNA damage,lower levelsofneuron damageand death,increased productionof newneurons, andlowerbrain inammation thancontrolmice, andperformed betteronlearning andmemory tests. TEENSHAPPINESS SKILLSDr.Emiliana Simon-Thomas, directorofthe GreaterGood ScienceCenter attheUniversity ofCalifornia Berkeley, identiessix skillsteenscan learntosustain happiness. Thesearepart ofLGsLifes Good:Experience Happiness campaign. €Mindfulness €Human connection €Positiveoutlook €Purpose €Generosity €Gratitude FITNESSSTUCKIN ARUT?Togetoutofa tnessrut,Dan Gaz,theexercise directoratthe MayoClinic, suggeststrying somethingnew. Signupfora community5krun. Lookatyourlocal reccenterclass catalogandsign upforanactivity ofinterest.The socialdynamics oftheseactivities benetmental healthalso,ŽGaz says. „Brandpoint HEALTH TODAYSWORKOUT Crisscrosshopsquatgetsyoujumping ByMarloAllevaMoreContentNow S pringhasdefinitely sprung.Thedaysare gettinglongerandthe weather'salmostperfect. Youmayhaveaskipin yourstep,andwhetherit's motivatedbybathingsuit seasonorjustfeelingthe warmsunonyourskin,you haveextraenergytoburn. Ourmovetodayisa crisscrosshopsquat.It'sa perfectcombinationmove togettheheartpumping. Thismovewillworkyour innerandouterthighs, glutes,quadsandhamstrings.Italsodoubles asacardioworkout. Beginbystandingtall, feetsetslightlywiderthan yourhips.Engagethecore, andtuckyourarmsupby yourchestforbalance. Fromyouroutsidestance, hopyourfeetinwardcrossingattheankles.Bouncing offyourfeet,quicklyhop backouttoawidestance, andintoasquat.Usethe deeppositioningofyour squattopropelyourself backupintoyourcrisscross positionmoreefficiently. Continuethisinandout motionforatleast10times perset.Givingyourself ashortbreak,justafew seconds,andcontinue yournextset.Shootfor threetofivesets.Usethis moveasawarm-upor incorporateintoalower bodyworkout,givingyou acardiopick-me-up. MarloAlleva,aninstructoratGoldsGymand groupfitnesscoordinatoratFontaine-Gills YMCA,inLakeland, Florida,canbereached crisscrosshopsquat.[SCOTT WHEELER/THELEDGER] OlderAmericansare hookedonvitamins despitescarce evidencetheywork Treatment overkill ByLizSzaboKaiserHealthNews W henshewasayoungphysician,Dr.MarthaGulati noticedthatmanyofher mentorswereprescribing vitaminEandfolicacidtopatients. Preliminarystudiesintheearly 1990shadlinkedbothsupplements toalowerriskofheartdisease. Sheurgedherfathertopop thepillsaswell,recalledGulati, nowchiefofcardiologyfor theUniversityofArizonaCollegeofMedicine-Phoenix. Butjustafewyearslater,she foundherselfreversingcourse, afterrigorousclinicaltrialsfound neithervitaminEnorfolicacid supplementsdidanythingtoprotecttheheart.Evenworse,studies linkedhigh-dosevitaminEtoa higherriskofheartfailure,prostate canceranddeathfromanycause. Youmightwanttostoptaking (these),ŽGulatitoldherfather. MorethanhalfofAmericanstake vitaminsupplements,including68 percentofthoseage65andolder, accordingtoa2013Galluppoll. Amongolderadults,29percent takefourormoresupplementsof anykind,accordingtoaJournalof Nutritionstudypublishedin2017. Often,preliminarystudiesfuel irrationalexuberanceabouta promisingdietarysupplement, leadingmillionsofpeopletobuyin tothetrend.Manyneverstop.They continueeventhoughmorerigorousstudies„whichcantakemany yearstocomplete„almostnever findthatvitaminspreventdisease, andinsomecasescauseharm. Theenthusiasmdoestend tooutpacetheevidence,Žsaid Dr.JoAnnManson,chiefofpreventivemedicineatBostons BrighamandWomensHospital. Theresnoconclusiveevidence thatdietarysupplementsprevent chronicdiseaseintheaverage American,Mansonsaid.Andwhile ahandfulofvitaminandmineral studieshavehadpositiveresults, thosefindingshaventbeenstrong enoughtorecommendsupplements tothegeneralU.S.public,shesaid. TheNationalInstitutesof Healthhasspentmorethan$2.4 billionsince1999studyingvitaminsandminerals.Yetforall theresearchwevedone,we donthavemuchtoshowforit,Ž saidDr.BarnettKramer,directorofcancerpreventionatthe NationalCancerInstitute. Abigpartoftheproblem,Kramer said,couldbethatmuchnutrition researchhasbeenbasedonfaulty assumptions,includingthenotion thatpeopleneedmorevitaminsand mineralsthanatypicaldietprovides;thatmegadosesarealways safe;andthatscientistscanboil downthebenefitsofvegetables likebroccoliintoadailypill. Vitamin-richfoodscancure diseasesrelatedtovitamindeficiency.Orangesandlimeswere famouslyshowntopreventscurvy invitamin-deprived18th-century sailors.Andresearchhaslong shownthatpopulationsthateat alotoffruitsandvegetablestend tobehealthierthanothers. Butwhenresearcherstried todeliverthekeyingredientsofahealthydietina capsule,Kramersaid,those effortsnearlyalwaysfailed. Itspossiblethatthechemicals inthefruitsandvegetableson yourplateworktogetherinways thatscientistsdontfullyunderstand„andwhichcantbereplicatedinatablet,saidMarjorie McCullough,strategicdirector ofnutritionalepidemiologyfor theAmericanCancerSociety. Moreimportant,perhaps,is thatmostAmericansgetplentyof theessentials,anyway. AlthoughtheWesterndiet hasalotofproblems„toomuch sodium,sugar,saturatedfatand calories,ingeneral„itsnotshort onvitamins,saidAliceLichtenstein,aprofessorattheFriedmanSchoolofNutritionScience andPolicyatTuftsUniversity. Andalthoughtherearemore than90,000dietarysupplements fromwhichtochoose,federal healthagenciesandadvisersstill recommendthatAmericansmeet theirnutritionalneedswithfood, especiallyfruitsandvegetables. Also,Americanfoodishighly fortified„withvitaminDin milk,iodineinsalt,Bvitaminsinflour,evencalciumin somebrandsoforangejuice. Withoutevenrealizingit, someonewhoeatsatypical lunchorbreakfastisessentiallyeatingamultivitamin,Ž saidjournalistCatherinePrice, authorofVitamania:How VitaminsRevolutionizedthe WayWeThinkAboutFood.Ž Thatcanmakestudyingvitaminsevenmorecomplicated,Price said.Researchersmayhavetrouble findingatruecontrolgroup,with noexposuretosupplemental vitamins.Ifeveryoneinastudy isconsumingfortifiedfood,vitaminsmayappearlesseffective. Thebodynaturallyregulates thelevelsofmanynutrients,such asvitaminCandmanyBvitamins,Kramersaid,byexcreting whatitdoesntneedinurine.He added:Itshardtoavoidgettingthefullrangeofvitamins.Ž Notallexpertsagree.Dr.Walter Willett,aprofessorattheHarvard T.H.ChanSchoolofPublicHealth, saysitsreasonabletotakeadaily multivitaminforinsurance.ŽWillettsaidthatclinicaltrialsunderestimatesupplementstruebenefits becausetheyarentlongenough. Whotakesvitamins?MorethanhalfofAmericanstakevitaminsupplements,including 68percent ofthoseage65andolder ,accordingto a2013Galluppoll. Amongolderadults, 29percenttake fourormoresupplementsofanykind accordingtoaJournalofNutrition studypublishedin2017. BIGSTOCK

PAGE 9 | Tuesday, April 17, 2018 A9 ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comMassive bills passed at the end of Florida legislative sessions are like onions: There have multiple layers to peel away, and they often bring you to tears. School officials statewide are crying foul about an amendment tucked inside page 68 of a 118-page tax bill (HB 7087), which was approved on the last day of this years session and later signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott. The measure requires all county governments and school districts seeking to pass a sales tax initiative to undergo an extensive performance auditŽ that must be completed 60 days before the election. The issues to be examined include the economy, efficiency, or effectivenessŽ of the proposed program and its structure or designŽ to accomplish its goals; alternative methods of providing services; performance measures that will be used to monitor the program; and the accuracy or adequacyŽ of public documents and reports related to the program and prepared by the local government. Theres nothing wrong with increasing transparency in government, although the way it was accomplished is problematic. The new law injects uncertainty into what should be a decision by local officials and local voters. Local officials statewide said they werent even aware of the measure until after it passed. Gumming up the works was the goal of the amendments author, Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-Fort Myers, who is running for state agricultural commissioner. He opposes the Lee County School Boards half-cent sales tax initiative, believing the district can find better ways to fund its needs. Rather than counting on a majority of local voters to agree with him, he employed his legislative influence to trip up the referendum at the state level. First he got the Legislature to change the date on when a bill would become law, just so it would prevent the Lee County School Board from holding a special election for the sales tax in May. Then he crafted the audit amendment to force the school district to jump through hoops in hopes of derailing the ballot initiative this year. The measure started as an amendment to a bill that passed the House but died in a Senate committee. Undeterred, Caldwell made sure his baby found a new home buried deep inside the giant tax bill, 7087. Caldwell told the Fort Myers News-Press in February that he was trying desperately not to make this personalŽ with the school board. It appears he failed mightily. Alas, its not unusual for a state lawmaker to use personal pique over a hometown matter as justification for legislation that affects everyone in Florida. Thats why bills are frequently filed to limit or prohibit local control over everything from regulating vacation rentals, businesses and land use, to local bans on plastic bags and back-inŽ parking at public garages. Tallahassee clearly believes it knows best „ even though its track record in these matters hardly inspires confidence „ and doesnt trust local voters to govern themselves without some help from outside and above. The goal of state laws should be to inform taxpayers, not deny them a choice.OUR OPINIONTallahassee doesnt trust local voters Pop culture has turned former President Richard Nixons enemies listŽ into the butt of jokes 45 years after the famously ruthless and paranoid president created it, in part, to monitor journalists. A new Trump administration effort to compile a database of journalists and media influencersŽ is not the least bit funny and represents a clear threat to First Amendment rights. Congress should intervene to stop the Department of Homeland Securitys efforts to monitor 290,000 global news outlets. The department has advertised for a contractor to help compile a database of journalists, editors, foreign correspondents and bloggers to identify top media influencers,Ž and said it wants the outlets sentimentŽ to be included in the data collected. Sentiment apparently refers to the contractors analysis of whether the coverage represents pro-Trump, neutral or antiadministration coverage. Its particularly threatening that this move comes from a president who regularly uses the term fake newsŽ to discredit mainstream news outlets that practice nothing more dangerous than reporting on Donald Trumps words and deeds. The fake-news label has been used to confuse citizens as they try to inform themselves about what their government is up to. The importance of press freedom in this context cannot be overstated. Democracy cannot survive if the public does not keep informed or is deliberately misinformed. Traditionally the United States has been a world model of press freedoms, providing fertile ground for a vast and diverse society where all views can be shared. Debating the news and criticizing those who provide it is a well-practiced American pastime and symbolic of our free society. One of the marks of authoritarian political leaders is their penchant for attacking legitimate news outlets that cover them. Sowing divisions and undermining news media credibility help them consolidate control. Thats why authoritarian leaders in Russia, Egypt, Turkey, Myanmar and Venezuela so regularly arrest journalists and put them on trial. When Trump tells baldfaced lies, like saying he won in a landslideŽ or had the biggest audience everŽ for his inauguration, he says the media is lying when they report facts that counter his false claims. His constant drumbeat of fake-news denunciation threatens to silence the truth. There can be no good reason for Homeland Security to collect data on news media operations. The solicitation calls for monitoring of media coverage in terms of content, volume, sentiment, geographical spread, top publications, media channels, reach, ƒ top posters, influencers, languages, momentum, circulation.Ž Trampling on the First Amendment is wrong and dangerous. Seeking to identify and label coverage is a slippery slope in a free and democratic society. Even at a time of heightened vigilance against foreign meddling in U.S. elections, a government list of media influencersŽ can only serve to chill those who are contributing to the marketplace of ideas.ANOTHER OPINIONGovernment doesnt need a database of journalists The video of the aftermath of Bashar Assads recent chemical attack on his own people displayed gruesome images that would challenge even the most committed pacifist to look the other way. President Donald Trumps options were extremely limited. Between carefully calibrated airstrikes on one hand and the robust military action that would be necessary to depose Assad on the other, virtually no other possibilities presented themselves. So on Friday night, Trump chose airstrikes. In coordination with Britain and France, more than 100 missiles were launched at a few Syrian targets that were involved in Assads production of chemical weapons. This was risky. Russia, a nuclear power, had threatened to respond to any attack, and it had the military assets in the area to do so. The accidental deaths of Russian or Iranian military personnel would have had unpredictable consequences. But Saturday morning the New York Times was reporting a palpable sense of reliefŽ in Moscow. None of its interests in Syria had been affected, relieving Russia of an obligation to retaliate. On the same page the Times reported that the Pentagon Declares Syria Strikes Successful.Ž Trump tweeted, Mission Accomplished!Ž It was the perfect limited strike. It did not spark a wider conflict. Casualties were minimal. The strikes modest goals provided Moscow and Tehran an opportunity to back down gracefully from their rhetoric. Trump has an opportunity to brag. And Americans who were justifiably horrified by the images of children gasping for breath can comfort themselves with the consolation that at least we did something. But, really, nothing has changed. Assads chemical weapons capacity may have suffered a setback, but Lt. General Kenneth McKenzie, the Pentagons Joint Staff director, concedes that theres still a residual element of the Syrian program that's out thereƒIm not going to say that theyre going to be unable to continue to conduct a chemical attack in the future.Ž And by Saturday morning an unverified video was released showing Bashar Assad, in suit and tie and briefcase in hand, going to work as usual. Of course. Our faith in the effectiveness of limited airstrikes like last Fridays is unfounded. Assad is in a fight for his life, and the idea that we can teach him a lesson that will dissuade him from the future use of such weapons is far-fetched. Further, Fridays attack ignores the suffering that can be imposed on innocents by conventional weapons that, for some reason, dont raise our moral hackles in the way that chemical weapons do. With or without chemical weapons, as long as the Syrian civil war continues, women and children will be burned, crushed, buried alive and ripped by shrapnel until Assad has reclaimed full control of the country. And in some respects, our barely tactical, non-strategic attack last Friday merely prolongs the suffering by maintaining the illusion that we have the power to influence the state of affairs in this part of the Middle East. It fails to take into account an unwelcome but inevitable reality: Iran has won this round as the result of a series of events that began in March 2003, when the U.S. invaded Iraq. At some point the rise of Iran became inevitable. Its too bad that the Russians got involved, but our inept interference in the Syrian civil war probably made that inevitable, as well. In any case, we can hope that the power standoff between Shia Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia will provide enough anxious equilibrium and temporary stability to stop Assads assault on his own people and to suck the wind out of ISIS. We have a passing interest in the Kurds „ Id advise them not to depend on us too much „ and certainly an abiding and crucial interest in the security of Israel. So this is not the best outcome that we could imagine, but it is the one that is in place. Were left with this question: What, in our history of intervention in complex parts of the world since 1945, led us to believe that we could have made things turn out differently with military force? John M. Crisp is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News ServiceANOTHER OPINIONSyria raid raises an important question John Crisp


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PAGE 11 | Tuesday, April 17, 2018 B1 SPORTS BASEBALL | B4A ROUNDUP OF THE DAYS MLB ACTION Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Frank Jolley frank.jolley@dailycommercial.comJesse Getford is a model of consistency over the past two seasons.The former Umatilla High School baseball standout is hitting a solid .270 in his first season at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina.He also has seven homers and 34 RBIs in 43 games with the Warriors, an NCAA Divi-sion II program. Despite not being known as a speed burner on the basepaths, Getford has also managed five stolen bases in five attempts.And Getford likely will add to his stats in Southern Wes-leyans last four games of the season this week.But, the comparison between Getfords numbers last year as a sophomore at Lake-Sumter State College and this season is striking. As a sophomore with the Lake-hawks, Getford hit .269 with four homers and 24 RBIs „ with five stolen bases.Getford has played in all but two games this season, almost all at third base. Among play-ers with at least 30 at bats, Getford is third on the South-ern Wesleyan roster with a .473 slugging percentage. Getfords had three, three-hit games in his first year with the Warriors.He went 3 for 4 with a homer, two RBIs and three runs scored on Feb. 16 in a 12-8 win against VirginiaWise. A day later, Getford proved that effort was no fluke by going 3 for 6 with an RBI, two doubles and two runs scored in a 12-11 loss to Virginia-Wise.And on March 30, Getford went 3 for 4 in a 13-5 win against Barton. His three-hit games were among the eight multi-hit efforts for Getford this season.THE NEXT LEVELMove to Division II no sweat for GetfordFormer Umatilla High, LSSC baseball standout continues solid hittingJesse Getford throws to “ rst base during a 2017 Leesburg Lightning game at Pat Thomas Stadium-Buddy Lowe Field in Leesburg. Getford played for the Lightning last summer before moving on to Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] By Jimmy GolenThe Associated PressBOSTON „ After slog-ging through just a few miles of icy rain and a near-gale headwind that made her feel like she was running in place, Desiree Linden decided shed seen enough of the Boston Marathon for another year.My hands were freezing, and there are times where you were just stood up by the wind. It was comical how slow you were going, and how far you still had to go,Ž Linden said.At six miles I was think-ing, No way, this is not my day,Ž she said. Then you break the tape and youre like, This is not what I expected today.ŽA two-time Olympian and the 2011 Boston Marathon runner-up, Linden decided to stick around, outlasting the weather and the rest of the field to win the races 122nd edition on Monday in 2 hours, 39 minutes, 54 sec-onds. That was more than four minutes better than second-place finisher Sarah Sellers but the slowest time for a womens winner in Boston since 1978.Linden wins marathon, 1st US woman since 85Desiree Linden, of Washington, Mich., celebrates after winning the womens division of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday in Boston. She is the “ rst American woman to win the race since 1985. [CHARLES KRUPA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Steve ReedThe Associated PressBRISTOL, Tenn. „ Kyle Busch was all smiles and Kyle Larson was all scowls.Busch passed Larson with five laps remaining at Bristol Motor Speedway on Monday to win his second straight Cup Series race, culminating a rain-delayed weekend when temperatures dipped into the high 30s.Busch celebrated by thrust-ing his arms in the air and with a traditional bow to the crowd on top of his No. 18 Toyota while the snow began falling „ a fitting end to a long weather-stalled weekend.Busch said after the race that he didnt have the best car, but we had the best car right at the end.ŽThe loss left Larson, who led a race-high 200 laps, extremely frustrated.I feel like every time I race here I almost get a win,Ž Larson said of his secondplace finish. Ive been beat by Kyle (Busch) about every time I race here, too, so that gets frustrating after a while.ŽIt was Buschs 45th career Cup Series win, moving him ahead of Bill Elliott into sole possession of 16th place.It also was his seventh win at Bristol, while Larson has yet to win at the half-mile track.Coincidentally, Busch won with the aid of longtime nem-esis Brad Keselowski, who wrecked with 30 laps left, bringing out the caution flag.Busch passes Larson to win at BristolMDCAs Faith Musselwhite (4) gets a hit at a game between Mount Dora High School and Mount Dora Christian Academy in Mount Dora on Monday. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA „ Josh Swearingen had the Mount Dora Christian Academy softball team in the batting cage before Mondays game against crosstown rival Mount Dora.Nearly three hours before game time.Swearingen was looking to help the Bulldogs snap out of their collective hitting woes, a slump the Bulldogs have been mired in for at least their last four games … a stretch in which they are 2-2. With the district playoffs about a week away and regionals looming after that, the MDCA coach is concerned about chilly bats at the wrong time.You always hope this happens at the start of the year, not now,Ž said Swear-ingen. Slumps are part Hitting goalsMDCA hammers out six hits in 5-0 win against Mount DoraMDCAs Casey Allen (10) slides into “ rst at a game between Mount Dora High School and Mount Dora Christian Academy in Mount Dora on Monday. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] See GETFORD, B3 See SOFTBALL, B3 See MARATHON, B3 See NASCAR, B3


B2 Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVMLB BASEBALL 6:30 p.m. FS-Florida „ Miami at NY Yankees 7 p.m. FS1 „ Cleveland at Minnesota SUN „ Texas at Tampa Bay 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Boston at L.A. Angels OR Houston at Seattle NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA „ NBA playoffs, Eastern Conference, “ rst round, Game 2, Washington at Toronto 8 p.m. TNT „ NBA playoffs, Eastern Conference, “ rst round, Game 2, Milwaukee at Boston 10:30 p.m. TNT „ NBA playoffs, Western Conference, “ rst round, Game 2, New Orleans at Portland NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Eastern Conference, “ rst round, Game 3, Washington at Columbus 8 p.m. CNBC „ NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Western Conference, “ rst round, Game 4, Winnipeg at Minnesota 10:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Western Conference, “ rst round, Game 4, Vegas at Los Angeles SOCCER 2:40 p.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Tottenham TODAYS LOCAL SCHEDULEHave a local sporting event you would like to have included in our schedule? Email details to Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Wildwood at Real Life Christian, 4 p.m. East Ridge at Olympia, 4:30 p.m. First Academy of Leesburg at Trinity Christian, 4:30 p.m. Eustis at The Villages, 6 p.m. Mount Dora Christian at Legacy, 6 p.m. South Lake at Leesburg, 7 p.m. Umatilla at Mount Dora, 7 p.m. IMG Academy at Montverde Academy, 7 p.m. SOFTBALL Wildwood at Real Life Christian, 4 p.m. Umatilla at Mount Dora Christian, 6:30 p.m. South Sumter at Zephyrhills, 7 p.m. Leesburg at Lecanto, 7 p.m. Eustis at Winter Springs, 7 p.m. Lake Minneola at South Lake, 7 p.m. All Saints Academy at Montverde Academy, 7 p.m. East Ridge at Cornerstone, 7 p.m. PRO BASKETBALL NBA PLAYOFFSAll times EasternFIRST ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE TORONTO 1, WASHINGTON 0Saturday: Toronto 114, Toronto 106 Today: Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. Friday: 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 1, MILWAUKEE 0Sunday: Boston 113, Milwaukee 107, OT Today: Milwaukee at Boston, 8 p.m. Friday: 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 1, MIAMI 0Saturday: Philadelphia 130, Miami 103 Monday: Miami at Philadelphia, late Thursday: 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, TBAINDIANA 1, CLEVELAND 0Sunday: Indiana 98, Cleveland 80 Wednesday: Indiana at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Friday: 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 1, MINNESOTA 0Sunday: Houston 104, Minnesota 101 Wednesday: 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 1, SAN ANTONIO 0Saturday: Golden State 113, San Antonio 92 Monday: San Antonio at Golden State, late Thursday: 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, TBANEW ORLEANS 1, PORTLAND 0Saturday: New Orleans 97, Portland 95 Today: New Orleans at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Thursday: 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 1, UTAH 0Sunday: Oklahoma City 116, Utah 108 Wednesday: 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 2, NEW JERSEY 0April 12: Tampa Bay 5, New Jersey 2 Saturday: Tampa Bay 5, New Jersey 3 Monday: Tampa Bay at New Jersey, late Wednesday: 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 2, TORONTO 0April 12: Boston 5, Toronto 1 Saturday: Boston 7, Toronto 3 Monday: Boston at Toronto, late Thursday: 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, TBACOLUMBUS 2, WASHINGTON 0April 12: Columbus 4, Washington 3, OT Sunday: Columbus 5, Washington 4, OT Today: Washington at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Thursday: 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 2, PHILADELPHIA 1April 11: Pittsburgh 7, Philadelphia 0 April 13: Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 1 Sunday: Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 1 Wednesday: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. 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 2, COLORADO 0April 12: Nashville 5, Colorado 2 Saturday: Nashville 5, Colorado 4 Monday: Nashville at Colorado, late Wednesday: Nashville at Colorado, 10 p.m. x-Friday: Colorado at Nashville, TBA x-Sunday, April 22: Nashville at Colorado, TBA x-Tuesday, April 24: Colorado at Nashville, TBAWINNIPEG 2, MINNESOTA 1April 11: Winnipeg 3, Minnesota 2 April 13: Winnipeg 4, Minnesota 1 Sunday: Minnesota 6, Winnipeg 2 Today: Winnipeg at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Friday: Minnesota at Winnipeg, TBA x-Sunday, April 22: Winnipeg at Minnesota, TBA x-Wednesday, April 25: Minnesota at Winnipeg, TBAVEGAS 3, LOS ANGELES 0April 11: Vegas 1, Los Angeles 0 April 13: Vegas 2, Los Angeles 1, 2OT Sunday: Vegas 3, Los Angeles 2 Today: Vegas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. x-Thursday: Los Angeles at Vegas, 10 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Vegas at Los Angeles, TBA x-Monday, April 23: Los Angeles at Vegas, TBASAN JOSE 2, ANAHEIM 0April 12: San Jose 3, Anaheim 0 Saturday: San Jose 3, Anaheim 2 Monday: Anaheim at San Jose, late Wednesday: Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. x-Friday: San Jose at Anaheim, TBA x-Sunday, April 22: Anaheim at San Jose, TBA x-Tuesday, April 24: San Jose at Anaheim, TBAAHLFINAL STANDINGSEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA y-Lehigh Valley 76 47 19 5 5 104 260 218 x-WB/Scranton 76 45 22 6 3 99 252 223 x-Charlotte 76 46 26 1 3 96 262 212 x-Providence 76 45 26 3 2 95 231 187 Bridgeport 76 36 32 5 3 80 206 214 Hartford 76 34 33 6 3 77 208 252 Spring“ eld 76 32 37 5 2 71 210 233 Hershey 76 30 37 4 5 69 201 249 North Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA y-Toronto 76 54 18 2 2 112 254 170 x-Syracuse 76 46 22 3 5 100 234 189 x-Rochester 76 37 22 11 6 91 234 221 x-Utica 76 38 26 8 4 88 211 216 Binghamton 76 25 38 9 4 63 193 247 Belleville 76 29 42 2 3 63 194 266 Laval 76 24 42 7 3 58 206 281 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA y-Chicago 76 42 23 7 4 95 244 208 x-Grand Rapids 76 42 25 2 7 93 237 210 x-Manitoba 76 42 26 4 4 92 253 198 x-Rockford 76 40 28 4 4 88 239 234 Iowa 76 33 27 10 6 82 232 246 Milwaukee 76 38 32 4 2 82 216 235 Cleveland 76 25 41 7 3 60 190 258 Paci“ c Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA y-Tucson 68 42 20 5 1 90 214 173 x-Texas 76 38 24 8 6 90 223 231 x-Ontario 68 36 25 4 3 79 200 194 x-San Jose 68 34 26 4 4 76 186 198 San Diego 68 36 28 3 1 76 202 197 Stockton 68 34 28 2 4 74 211 204 Bakers“ eld 68 31 27 9 1 72 188 206 San Antonio 76 35 31 10 0 80 198 219 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 pointsSaturdays GamesToronto 6, Laval 4 Hershey 2, Bridgeport 1 Rochester 4, Syracuse 2 Belleville 3, Utica 1 Grand Rapids 6, Cleveland 4 Iowa 4, Milwaukee 2 Providence 5, Spring“ eld 0 Lehigh Valley 2, WB/Scranton 1, SO Hartford 4, Binghamton 2 Rockford 4, Chicago 3 San Antonio 4, Texas 3, SO San Jose 2, Stockton 1 Tucson 6, San Diego 3 Bakers“ eld 5, Ontario 1Sundays GamesUtica 4, Binghamton 3, OT Providence 4, Spring“ eld 2 Toronto 4, Belleville 3 WB/Scranton 3, Hershey 2 Charlotte 4, Bridgeport 1 Manitoba 3, Chicago 1End of Regular SeasonAHL CALDER CUP PLAYOFFSAll times EasternDIVISION SEMIFINALS (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE PROVIDENCE VS. LEHIGH VALLEYFriday: Lehigh Valley at Providence, 7:05 p.m. Saturday: Lehigh Valley at Providence, 7:05 p.m. Friday, April 27: Providence at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. x-Saturday, April 28: Providence at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. x-Monday, April 30: Providence at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m.CHARLOTTE VS. WB/SCRANTONFriday: WB/Scranton at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Saturday: WB/Scranton at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26: Charlotte at WB/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. x-Saturday, April 28: Charlotte at WB/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. x-Sunday, April 29: Charlotte at WB/Scranton, 3:05 p.m.TORONTO VS UTICASaturday: Utica at Toronto, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22: Utica at Toronto, 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 25: Toronto at Utica, 7 p.m. x-Friday, April 27: Toronto at Utica, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, April 29: Utica at Toronto, 4 p.m.SYRACUSE VS. ROCHESTERFriday: Rochester at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Saturday: Rochester at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25: Syracuse at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. x-Friday, April 27: Syracuse at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. x-Saturday, April 28: Rochester at Syracuse, 7 p.m.WESTERN CONFERENCE CHICAGO VS. ROCKFORDSaturday: Rockford at Chicago, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 22: Chicago at Rockford, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 26: Rockford at Chicago, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, April 29: Chicago at Rockford, 5 p.m. x-Monday, April 30: Rockford at Chicago, 8 p.m.MANITOBA VS. GRAND RAPIDSSaturday: Grand Rapids at Manitoba, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22: Grand Rapids at Manitoba, 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 25: Manitoba at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m. x-Thursday, April 26: Manitoba at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m. x-Monday, April 30: Manitoba at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m.SAN JOSE VS. TUCSONThursday: Tucson at San Jose, 10 p.m. S aturday: Tucson at San Jose, 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 25: San Jose at Tucson, 10:05 p.m. x-Friday, April 27: San Jose at Tucson, 10:05 p.m. x-Saturday, April 28: San Jose at Tucson, 10:05 p.m.TEXAS VS. ONTARIOThursday: Ontario at Texas, 8 p.m. Friday: Ontario at Texas, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 22: Texas at Ontario, 6 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Texas at Ontario, 10 p.m. x-Monday, April 30: Ontario at Texas, 8 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA New York City FC 5 0 2 17 16 6 Atlanta United FC 4 1 1 13 15 8 New England 3 2 1 10 10 6 Columbus 3 3 1 10 9 7 Orlando City 3 2 1 10 11 10 New York Red Bulls 3 2 0 9 13 6 Montreal 2 4 0 6 6 12 Philadelphia 1 2 2 5 3 6 D.C. United 1 3 2 5 6 10 Chicago 1 3 1 4 7 9 Toronto FC 1 3 0 3 3 6 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Sporting Kansas City 4 1 2 14 14 11 LA Galaxy 3 2 1 10 8 8 Vancouver 3 3 1 10 8 11 Los Angeles FC 3 2 0 9 11 10 FC Dallas 2 0 3 9 7 3 Colorado 2 1 2 8 9 5 Real Salt Lake 2 3 1 7 6 14 Minnesota United 2 4 0 6 8 12 Houston 1 2 2 5 9 8 San Jose 1 2 2 5 9 10 Portland 1 3 2 5 9 14 Seattle 0 3 1 1 2 7 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieApril 11New York City FC 4, Real Salt Lake 0April 13Orlando City 2, Philadelphia 0 Los Angeles FC 2, Vancouver 0Saturday, April 14New York 3, Montreal 1 Colorado 2, Toronto FC 0 LA Galaxy 1, Chicago 0 D.C. United 1, Columbus 0 FC Dallas 1, New England 0 Houston 2, San Jose 2, tie Portland 3, Minnesota United 2Sunday, April 15Seattle 2, Sporting Kansas City 2, tie New York City FC 2, Atlanta United FC 2, tieFridays GameVancouver at Sporting Kansas City, 9 p.m.Saturdays GamesLos Angeles FC at Montreal, 1 p.m. Toronto FC at Houston, 3 p.m. Chicago at New York, 3:30 p.m. New England at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Orlando City, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Colorado at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Atlanta United FC at LA Galaxy, 10:30 p.m.Sundays GamesMinnesota United at Seattle, 4 p.m. New York City FC at Portland, 6 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 3 0 0 9 6 2 Seattle 2 0 0 6 3 1 Portland 2 1 0 6 5 4 Chicago 1 1 1 4 4 4 Washington 1 2 0 3 5 6 Houston 0 0 2 2 1 1 Utah 0 1 2 2 1 2 Orlando 0 2 1 1 2 5 Sky Blue FC 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Saturday, April 14Chicago 1, Utah 0 North Carolina 4, Washington 2Sunday, April 15Seattle 1, Sky Blue FC 0 Portland 2, Orlando 1Wednesdays GamesSeattle at North Carolina, 7 p.m. Houston at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.Fridays GamesWashington at Portland, 10:30 p.m.Saturdays GamesUtah at North Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Sky Blue FC at Chicago, 8 p.m.Sundays GamesHouston at Orlando, 5 p.m.CHAMPIONS LEAGUESEMIFINALS(Home teams listed “ rst) All times Eastern First Leg Tuesday, April 24Liverpool (England) vs. Roma (Italy), 2:45 p.m.Wednesday, April 25Bayern Munich (Germany) vs. Real Madrid (Spain), 2:45 p.m.Second Leg Tuesday, May 1Real Madrid (Spain) vs. Bayern Munich (Germany), 2:45 p.m.Wednesday, May 2Roma (Italy) vs. Liverpool (England), 2:45 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS SOCCER RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Won 1, Lost 0, Tied 1)Sunday, Jan. 28 „ United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0Saturday, June 9 „ vs. France at Lyon, France (tentative) ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLToday National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINEat Pittsburgh -140 Colorado +130 at N.Y. Mets -105 Washington -105 Philadelphia -106 at Atlanta -104 at Milwaukee -150 Cincinnati +140 at Chicago Cubs -124 St. Louis +114 at Arizona -133 San Francisco +123 L.A. Dodgers -196 at San Diego +181American Leagueat Detroit -107 Baltimore -103 at Toronto -188 Kansas City +173 Cleveland -198 at Minnesota +183 at Tampa Bay Off Texas Off at Oakland -165 Chi. White Sox +155 at L.A. Angels -154 Boston +144 Houston -167 at Seattle +157Interleagueat N.Y. Yankees -275 Miami +245NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PlayoffsTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Toronto 6 215 Washington at Boston 2 197 Milwaukee at Portland 6 214 New OrleansWednesdayat Cleveland 8 209 Indiana at Oklahoma City 4 206 Utah at Houston 10 212 MinnesotaNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Stanley Cup PlayoffsTodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Columbus -135 Washington +125 at Minnesota -111 Winnipeg +101 at Los Angeles -123 Vegas +113WednesdayPittsburgh -138 at Philadelphia +128 Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Optioned RHP David Hess to Norfolk. NEW YORK YANKEES „ INF Jace Peterson declined outright assignment and elected free agency. Signed Peterson to a one-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Reinstated INF-OF Chad Pinder from the 10-day DL. Optioned INF Franklin Barreto to Nashville (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Placed OF Kevin Kiermaier on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Chih-Wei Hu from Durham. Assigned RHP Ryan Weber outright to Durham (IL). TEXAS RANGERS „ Optioned OF Ryan Rua to Round Rock (PCL).National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES „ Designated RHP Luke Jackson for assignment. Recalled RHP Lucas Sims from Gwinnett (IL). CHICAGO CUBS „ Optioned 1B Efren Navarro to Iowa (PCL). NEW YORK METS „ Signed C Johnny Monell to a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Placed INF Josh Harrison on the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Dovydas Neverauskas to Indianapolis (IL). Recalled INF Max Moroff from Indianapolis (IL). Activated LHP Enny Romero. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Optioned RHP Mike Mayers and INF Yairo Munoz to Memphis (PCL). Reinstated RHP Luke Gregerson and INF Jedd Gyorko from the 10-day DL. WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Selected the contract of RHP Jeremy Hellickson. Placed C Jhonatan Solano on the 60-day DL. Optioned RHP Trevor Gott to Syracuse (IL).Can-Am LeagueNEW JERSEY JACKALS „ Signed INF Carlos Truinfel. OTTAWA CHAMPIONS „ Signed C Adam Martin. SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS „ Released LHP Kenny Roder.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueNFL „ LB James Harrison announced his retirement. ARIZONA CARDINALS „ Signed TE Beau Sandland to a one-year contract. BUFFALO BILLS „ Signed WR Jeremy Kerley to a one-year contract and DT Tenny Palepoi. Re-signed DE Eddie Yarbrough, CB Lafayette Pitts and TEs Nick OLeary and Logan Thomas. CHICAGO BEARS „ Signed WR Bennie Fowler to a one-year contract. CLEVELAND BROWNS „ Signed WRs Josh Gordon and Matt Hazel, OL Austin Reiter and FB Danny Vitale. DENVER BRONCOS „ Released RB C.J. Anderson. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS „ Announced the retirement of LB Paul Posluszny. MIAMI DOLPHINS „ Signed TE Gavin Escobar. MINNESOTA VIKINGS „ Signed LB Eric Kendricks to a contract extension. NEW YORK JETS „ Claimed K Nick Rose off waivers from the Los Angeles Chargers. Signed S Rontez Miles and TE Neal Sterling. Waived WR Brisly Estime. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS „ Re-signed QB Austin Davis. Signed LB Paul Dawson, C Joey Hunt, DE Branden Jackson and LS Tyler Ott. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Re-signed OT Ty Nsekhe and OT Tony Bergstrom. Exercised “ fth-year option on RG Brandon Scherff.Canadian Football LeagueWINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS „ Signed LB Quentin Gause and DB Earl Wolff.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueNASHVILLE PREDATORS „ Signed F Tyler Gaudet to a one-year, two-way contract. NEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Recalled D Michael Kapla and Brian Strait and Fs Christoph Bertschy, Nick Lappin, Michael McLeod, Blake Pietela and Kevin Rooney from Binghamton (AHL).American Hockey LeagueBRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS „ Returned Fs Josh Holmstrom and Kellen Jones to Worcester (ECHL).SOCCERMajor League SoccerMLS „ Fined Portland owner Merritt Paulson for comments on social media that were subsequently published. COLLEGESAUBURN „ Named Wes Flanigan mens assistant basketball coach. DUKE „ Announced freshman F Wendell Carter Jr. will enter the NBA draft. GEORGETOWN „ Announced junior C Omer Yurtseven is transferring from N.C. State. MIAMI „ Announced mens sophomore basketball G Kameron McGusty is transferring from Oklahoma. PENNSYLVANIA „ Named Iain Braddak womens volleyball coach. PURDUE „ Freshman G Nojel Eastern declared for the NBA draft. ST. JOHNS „ Announced sophomore F David Caraher is transferring from Houston Baptist. SOUTH CAROLINA „ Announced junior G David Beatty was granted a full release from the mens basketball program. TENNESSEE STATE „ Named Jerry Nichols assistant mens basketball coach. TCU „ Announced womens freshman G Anneli Maley has transferred from Oregon. VIRGINIA „ Named Tina Thompson womens basketball coach. WASHINGTON STATE „ Named Kamie Ethridge womens basketball coach. GOLF PGA TOURRBC HERITAGESundays leaders at Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, S.C.; Purse: $6.7 million; Yardage: 7,099; Par: 71 (x-won on third playoff hole)Finalx-Satoshi Kodaira, $1,206,000 73-63-70-66„272 Si Woo Kim (300), $723,600 68-65-68-71„272 Bryson DeChambeau (163), $388,600 68-64-75-66„273 Luke List (163), $388,600 70-64-67-72„273 Billy Horschel (105), $254,600 66-69-67-72„274 Webb Simpson (105), $254,600 69-68-69-68„274 Kevin Streelman (75), $181,379 70-70-67-68„275 Byeong Hun An (75), $181,379 73-67-66-69„275 Patrick Cantlay (75), $181,379 67-72-68-68„275 Bill Haas (75), $181,379 69-66-71-69„275 Chesson Hadley (75), $181,379 66-68-69-72„275 Kevin Kisner (75), $181,379 69-68-66-72„275 Ian Poulter (75), $181,379 69-64-67-75„275 Jonas Blixt (56), $123,950 67-73-67-69„276 Matthew Fitzpatrick, $123,950 69-71-69-67„276 Emiliano Grillo (47), $93,991 72-66-69-70„277 J.J. Henry (47), $93,991 72-69-69-67„277 Beau Hossler (47), $93,991 70-69-70-68„277 Dustin Johnson (47), $93,991 69-69-72-67„277 Scott Piercy (47), $93,991 71-65-71-70„277 Ted Potter, Jr. (47), $93,991 72-66-69-70„277 Ryan Moore (47), $93,991 69-69-67-72„277 Bud Cauley (33), $53,823 71-68-71-68„278 John Huh (33), $53,823 66-74-69-69„278 Tyrone Van Aswegen (33), $53,823 73-69-66-70„278 Brian Harman (33), $53,823 70-68-69-71„278 Charley Hoffman (33), $53,823 72-69-66-71„278 Matt Kuchar (33), $53,823 66-70-69-73„278 C.T. Pan (33), $53,823 70-65-67-76„278 Rory Sabbatini (33), $53,823 64-70-70-74„278 Brandt Snedeker (33), $53,823 70-64-72-72„278 Harris English (21), $35,510 67-73-74-65„279 Dylan Frittelli, $35,510 72-68-67-72„279 Lucas Glover (21), $35,510 74-65-67-73„279 Martin Laird (21), $35,510 67-69-70-73„279 Rod Pampling (21), $35,510 72-70-67-70„279 Xander Schauffele (21), $35,510 68-68-71-72„279 Cameron Smith (21), $35,510 68-68-74-69„279 Nick Watney (21), $35,510 68-72-70-69„279 Dominic Bozzelli (16), $28,140 70-72-72-66„280 Russell Knox (16), $28,140 70-72-68-70„280 Stewart Cink (11), $22,148 70-70-70-71„281 Brice Garnett (11), $22,148 68-68-72-73„281 Ollie Schniederjans (11), $22,148 73-69-68-71„281 Michael Thompson (11), $22,148 74-65-71-71„281 Wesley Bryan (11), $22,148 69-71-71-70„281 Zach Johnson (11), $22,148 70-70-71-70„281 Andrew Landry (11), $22,148 69-68-69-75„281 Francesco Molinari (9), $17,420 73-69-69-71„282 Jonathan Byrd (8), $16,315 71-71-68-73„283 Austin Cook (8), $16,315 71-68-72-72„283 Fabian Gomez (8), $16,315 68-71-71-73„283 Whee Kim (8), $16,315 68-68-71-76„283 Doc Redman, $0 71-71-69-72„283 Ryan Armour (5), $14,807 71-71-69-73„284 Aaron Baddeley (5), $14,807 73-69-70-72„284 K.J. Choi (5), $14,807 69-70-72-73„284 Matt Every (5), $14,807 73-66-70-75„284 Tom Hoge (5), $14,807 70-67-71-76„284 Charles Howell III (5), $14,807 68-67-73-76„284 Chris Kirk (5), $14,807 70-70-70-74„284 Danny Lee (5), $14,807 69-66-70-79„284 Ben Martin (5), $14,807 74-68-73-69„284 Graeme McDowell (5), $14,807 73-69-72-70„284 Keith Mitchell (5), $14,807 71-71-73-69„284 Scott Stallings (5), $14,807 74-68-71-71„284 Peter Malnati (3), $13,802 68-70-73-74„285 Brian Stuard (3), $13,802 69-68-75-73„285 Kevin Tway (3), $13,802 71-71-70-73„285 Jim Furyk (3), $13,400 70-70-73-73„286 Brian Gay (3), $13,400 71-71-71-73„286 William McGirt (3), $13,400 71-70-71-74„286 Martin Kaymer (3), $13,132 69-73-72-74„288 David Lingmerth (3), $12,931 71-71-73-74„289 Davis Love III (3), $12,931 73-69-74-73„289 Ryan Palmer (2), $12,730 73-65-74-78„290 Michael Kim (2), $12,596 76-66-76-74„292LPGA TOURLOTTE CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at Ko Olina Golf Club, Kapolei, Hawaii; Purse: $2 million; Yardage: 6,419; Par: 72 (a-denotes amateur)FinalBrooke M. Henderson, $300,000 68-66-73-69„276 Azahara Munoz, $184,255 74-70-69-67„280 Ariya Jutanugarn, $106,763 73-69-70-69„281 Shanshan Feng, $106,763 67-69-74-71„281 Inbee Park, $106,763 69-69-71-72„281 Peiyun Chien, $58,342 74-71-67-70„282 Lindy Duncan, $58,342 70-68-74-70„282 Lizette Salas, $58,342 69-71-70-72„282 Daniela Iacobelli, $44,891 73-68-70-72„283 Moriya Jutanugarn, $40,856 72-68-72-72„284 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras, $33,309 75-72-68-70„285 Michelle Wie, $33,309 72-73-69-71„285 Eun-Hee Ji, $33,309 69-72-73-71„285 Cydney Clanton, $33,309 74-69-70-72„285 Ji Hyun Kim, $33,309 71-70-71-73„285 Mariajo Uribe, $26,296 72-68-74-72„286 Jeongeun Lee, $26,296 76-70-67-73„286 Mo Martin, $26,296 69-67-72-78„286 Lydia Ko, $22,799 76-71-70-70„287 Sei Young Kim, $22,799 74-69-74-70„287 Haeji Kang, $22,799 68-73-73-73„287 Nasa Hataoka, $22,799 72-69-68-78„287 Kim Kaufman, $18,234 70-75-73-70„288 Ashleigh Buhai, $18,234 76-71-70-71„288 So Young Lee, $18,234 73-74-70-71„288 Bronte Law, $18,234 74-73-69-72„288 So Yeon Ryu, $18,234 72-72-72-72„288 Ryann OToole, $18,234 72-72-71-73„288 Brittany Altomare, $18,234 75-71-68-74„288 Pernilla Lindberg, $18,234 70-68-73-77„288 P.K. Kongkraphan, $13,770 75-72-71-71„289 Lauren Kim, $13,770 77-68-73-71„289 Christina Kim, $13,770 74-68-75-72„289 Benyapa Niphatsophon, $13,770 71-75-69-74„289 Jenny Shin, $13,770 73-71-71-74„289 Jennifer Song, $13,770 74-69-72-74„289 Sandra Changkija, $11,652 74-73-72-71„290 Angela Stanford, $11,652 75-70-71-74„290 Gaby Lopez, $10,088 77-70-72-72„291 Rebecca Artis, $10,088 73-73-73-72„291 Angel Yin, $10,088 74-70-73-74„291 Amy Olson, $10,088 74-73-69-75„291 Julieta Granada, $10,088 69-76-67-79„291 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong, $8,120 75-71-75-71„292 Alena Sharp, $8,120 69-78-73-72„292 Celine Boutier, $8,120 74-71-75-72„292 Jeong Eun Lee, $8,120 75-71-73-73„292 Cristie Kerr, $8,120 71-75-72-74„292 Aditi Ashok, $8,120 73-70-74-75„292 Allison Emrey, $6,053 71-72-79-71„293 Mariah Stackhouse, $6,053 74-73-74-72„293 Maude-Aimee Leblanc, $6,053 73-72-76-72„293 Hannah Green, $6,053 72-72-77-72„293 Maria Torres, $6,053 75-70-75-73„293 Ayako Uehara, $6,053 71-74-75-73„293 Katherine Kirk, $6,053 73-74-72-74„293 Robynn Ree, $6,053 72-74-72-75„293 Minjee Lee, $6,053 70-75-73-75„293 Brittany Marchand, $6,053 72-72-74-75„293 Hyo Joo Kim, $6,053 74-71-72-76„293 Pornanong Phatlum, $4,842 72-75-75-72„294 Sung Hyun Park, $4,842 77-70-73-74„294 Kris Tamulis, $4,842 71-74-75-74„294 Hee Young Park, $4,489 74-73-72-76„295 Thidapa Suwannapura, $4,489 73-74-71-77„295 Camilla Lennarth, $4,489 73-70-75-77„295 Tiffany Joh, $4,489 75-72-70-78„295 Lee Lopez, $4,236 75-72-76-74„297 Katelyn Dambaugh, $4,136 72-74-76-76„298 Caroline Inglis, $4,036 75-71-76-77„299 Dori Carter, $3,909 75-70-80-75„300 Alexandra Newell, $3,909 72-73-78-77„300 Chella Choi, $3,909 73-72-74-81„300 Martina Edberg, $3,909 68-74-76-82„300PITTSBURGHLongtime Steelers LB Harrison retires againJames Harrison is taking another shot at retirement, and this time its likely to stick for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker.The five-time Pro Bowler, two-time All Pro and 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year announced on Ins-tagram early Monday he is stepping away from the game following a 15-year career that saw him go from undrafted free agent to one of the most feared players in the league.Harrison, 39, posted a collage of pictures of his two sons and noted hes missed way too much for way too long ... and Im done.ŽHarrison played nearly his entire career with the Steelers, collecting 80.5 of his 84.5 career sacks while wearing black and gold, a franchise record. He spent the 2013 season in Cincinnati and signed with New England late last season, appearing in all three playoff games for the Patriots, includ-ing their Super Bowl loss to Philadelphia.This is the second time Harrison has called it quits. He retired briefly in September 2014 only to be lured back to the Steelers. PHILADELPHIA76ers leading scorer, Hall of Famer Greer diesHal Greer, a Hall of Fame guard and the Phil-adelphia 76ers career leading scorer, has died.The Sixers said Greer died Saturday night in Arizona after a brief ill-ness. He was 81.Greer spent 15 seasons with the Syracuse Nationals and Philadel-phia 76ers and finished his career with a record 21,586 points. Hes also the 76ers career leader in field goals, field goals attempted, games and minutes played.Greer was the first player to have his number retired (15) by the 76ers in 1976. Greer also became the first player to be hon-ored with a sculpture on 76ers Legends Walk at the team training complex in 2017.ENGLEWOOD, COLO.Broncos release running back C.J. AndersonC.J. Anderson is leaving Denver with a million memories, a Super Bowl ring and no hard feelings.Its business, I understand it,Ž Ander-son told The Associated Press on Monday after he was released by the Denver Broncos. Ive been here five years and it came to an end. So, Im excited for the next opportunity.ŽWhere that is, I dont know,Ž Anderson said. I have no clue at all.ŽPossible landing spots include Miami, where Dolphins coach Adam Gase offered him a four-year, $18 million deal in 2016 that Denver matched, and New Eng-land, where Patriots coach Bill Belichick is also a big fan.IN BRIEF

PAGE 13 | Tuesday, April 17, 2018 B3Getford and the Warriors will close out the regular season with a game on Tuesday at Young Harris College in Georgia and a three-game set beginning Friday against Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia. Elicia DOrazio, Marshall UniversityElicia DOrazio has put together a memorable softball career at the next level.A former standout at Montverde Academy, DOrazio, arguably, is the best base stealer in Marshall University his-tory and is also one of the best in college history.Shes also a dangerous threat in the batters box. DOrazio, a senior with the Thundering Herd, is hitting .365 with six RBIs for Marshall this season. She leads the team with 54 hits and is 38-of-44 in stolen base attempts to start the week. As a junior at Marshall, DOrazio led the nation with an average of 1.09 steals per game. She fin-ished the season with 59 steals, which was 13th best in NCAA history and established new season marks at Marshall and in Conference USA.She also managed a career high in batting average (.397) and in a number of other categories, including hits, runs scored, total bases and slugging percentage.DOrazio played for Team Puerto Rico at the Canada Cup in 2017 and helped her team to a 5-3 record. During the tournament, she hit .444 and scored eight runs while stealing five bases.Next up for Marshall is a doubleheader against James Madison on Wednesday and a three-game set begin-ning Saturday at Western Kentucky. Mackenzie Reeves, Lake-Sumter State College Mackenzie Reeves first season in college has featured its share of high-lights. The Leesburg High School graduate has helped Lake-Sumter State College put together one of the schools best softball seasons in school history. Heading into Mondays double-header against Santa Fe College, the Lake-hawks had a 30-27 record „ the first time LSSC had won 30 games since 1999 „ and were in the running for a postseason berth.And Reeves took a .211 batting average with two homers and 11 RBIs into Mondays regular-season finale. She was second on the team in homers and sev-enth in RBIs.Reeves has a pair of two-hit games this season. She went 2 for 2 with a homer and two RBIs on Jan. 26 in a 7-6 win against Georgia Highlands College and was 2 for 2 with a homer and four RBIs on March 8 against Wallace State Community College-Hanceville. GETFORDFrom Page B1Elicia DOrazio, a former star for Montverde Academy, is second in the nation in stolen bases this year for Marshall University and is fourth in stolen bases per game. [COURTESY PHOTO] Reeves of the game. Nobody is going to hit every game and the only real way to get out of them is to let the girls hit their way out, so were trying to give them some extra time in the cages.Were not that far off ƒ a lot of our girls are hitting the ball hard, but theyre hitting the ball right at people.ŽMDCA entered Mondays game ranked sixth in the Class 2A with a 15-5 record and its last two losses … Class 9A Oviedo and Class 3A Belle Isle Cornerstone Charter … were against larger teams with a combined record of 28-18. The Bulldogs have bat-tered their opposition for much of this season, outscoring opponents 196-65, but the timing of his teams slump has Swearingen concerned.To try and add a spark to the lineup, Swearingen moved around his batting order against the Hurricanes. Emily Allen, normally the second hitter in the batting order, was moved down to the fifth spot and the sixth and seventh hitters were bumped a spot.Emily has been hitting the ball great all season, but because she was hit-ting second, we were taking the bat out of her hands a lot with sacrifice bunts,Ž said Swearingen. Hopefully, by chang-ing up the batting order, well be able to take advantage of her hot hit-ting and strengthen the bottom part of our order, as well.ŽAnd even though the Bulldogs were favored against Mount Dora (5-13), Swearingens charges did not take the Hurricanes lightly. MDCA approached the pregame batting practice as if it were preparing for a state Final Four game.Our (hitting slump) is a big concern,Ž said Megan Wright, a transfer from Mount Dora. Hitting is how you score in this game. We just have to keep working at it and get out of our heads.ŽAdded catcher Faith Musselwhite, who has helped the Bulldogs reach the Class 2A Final Four in each of the past two seasons, Were definitely working to get our hitting going again. We work on hitting all the time and I think were going to start coming around.ŽFor Swearingen, Mus-selwhites prediction cant come soon enough.And Monday mightve offered him an indication the Bulldogs frosty bats are beginning to thaw. MDCA pounded out six hits, including four over the final two innings in a 5-0 win.Casey Allen and Emily Allen had two hits apiece. Musselwhite and Casey Allen hit towering doubles off the left-field fence in the fourth and sixth innings, respectively, and the Bulldogs took advan-tage of a dropped third strike with two outs in the sixth inning to score four unearned runs and put the game on ice behind a dominant effort in the circle by Ari Miller.Miller permitted only three hits and did not allow a runner past second base. The sophomore struck out 12.Cheyenne Atkinson had two of the Hurricanes three hits. Mount Dora pitcher Olivia Chestnut took the loss, giving up just six hits after holding the Bulldogs hitless three innings and allowed no earned runs. SOFTBALLFrom Page B1Mount Doras Olivia Chestnut (6) pitches at a game between Mount Dora and Mount Dora Christian Academy in Mount Dora on Monday. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Larson appeared to have the car to beat on Monday, running well ahead of the pack on long green flag runs. But after Busch took on tires during the yellow flag stop, he knew he was back in the race with 22 laps to go. He finally caught Larson with five laps left, bumped him out of the way and scooted by.Larson made a late charge but couldnt catch him.When it comes down to crunch time you gotta go,Ž Busch said.Asked if Keselowski had moved up on his list of favorites, Busch laughed and said, Thats push-ing it too far.Ž I kind felt bad for him, maybe that much,Ž Busch said, pinching his thumb and index finger close together. But it certainly helped our cause. So it was much appreciated, lets go with that.ŽLarson was leading when the race was postponed Sunday with 296 laps remaining after being delayed several times because of rain. The race also was delayed Monday for about 35 minutes, but the cars finally got back on the track after the rain and sleet subsided.Larson said he wasnt sure why his car got loose late in the race, which allowed Busch to get by him.I just really didnt have any grip,Ž Larson said. I thought it would tighten up for me and I could get going, but it never really did and I was just really loose. I hate that I didnt win. Its another one at Bristol.Ž NASCARFrom Page B1Yuki Kawauchi splashed through the pelting rain, temperatures in the mid30s and wind that gusted as high as 32 mph to win the mens race, passing defending champion Geoffrey Kirui in Kenmore Square to earn Japans first Boston title since 1987 and the $150,000 first prize.Wearing a white wind-breaker that was drenched and billowing in the wind, Kirui slowed and stumbled across the Copley Square finish line in second, 2:25 back, followed by Shadrack Biwott and three other U.S. men. The winning time of 2:15:58 and was the slowest since Jack Fultz overcame temperatures in the high 90s in 1976.For me, its the best conditions possible,Ž said Kawauchi, who competed in 12 marathons last year „ six times the usual number for an elite runner „ and also works as a school administrator.Wheelchair winners Marcel Hug of Switzer-land and American Tatyana McFadden, both five-time champions, said they were unable to see through the spray that spun off their wheels. MARATHONFrom Page B1


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Runnersleftinscoringposition„Colorado 3 (Tauchman,McMahon2);Pittsburgh2 (Bell2).RISP„Colorado1for7;Pittsburgh 0for2. Runnersmovedup„Blackmon.FIDP„ Gonzalez.GIDP„Iannetta,Moran. DP„Colorado1(Valaika,Story,Desmond); Pittsburgh2(Mercer,Frazier,Bell), (Dickerson,Mercer). COLORADOIPHRERBBSONPERA Marquez,W,1-162 222697 4.34 Rusin,H,122 000219 5.73 Ottavino10 000214 0.84 PITTSBURGHIPHRERBBSONPERA Brault,L,2-165 552186 4.74 Glasnow21 111138 6.23 Crick11 001119 0.00 WP„Brault,Glasnow. Umpires„Home,DanIassogna;First, J eremieRehak;Second,GerryDavis;Third, PatHoberg. T „2:35.A„8,958(38,362). S TATISTICAL LEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE BATTING: Mauer,Minnesota, .412;Cano,Seattle,.375; Betts,Boston,.353;Lowrie, Oakland,.348;Altuve, Houston,.344;Judge,New York,.340;Chapman,Oakland,.333;Ramirez,Boston, .333;Gordon,Seattle,.327; Segura,Seattle,.327. RUNS: Betts,Boston,16; Gardner,NewYork,15; Trout,LosAngeles,15;Chapman,Oakland,13;Judge, NewYork,13;Simmons,Los Angeles,13;5tiedat12. RBI: Haniger,Seattle,15; Ramirez,Boston,15;Lowrie, Oakland,14;Gallo,Texas, 13;Gregorius,NewYork,13; Martinez,Boston,13;Trout, LosAngeles,13;Chapman, Oakland,12;Correa,Houston,12;KDavis,Oakland,12. HITS: Lowrie,Oakland, 23;Altuve,Houston,21; Simmons,LosAngeles,21; Chapman,Oakland,20; MMachado,Baltimore,20; Pujols,LosAngeles,20; Upton,LosAngeles,19;7 tiedat18. DOUBLES: Betts,Boston,7; Bogaerts,Boston,7;DMachado,Detroit,7;Gregorius, NewYork,6;9tiedat5. HOMERUNS: Trout,Los Angeles,6;Chapman,Oakland,5;Davidson,Chicago, 5;KDavis,Oakland,5;Gallo, Texas,5;Diaz,Toronto, 4;Dozier,Minnesota,4; Haniger,Seattle,4;Lowrie, Oakland,4;Upton,Los Angeles,4. STOLENBASES: Gordon, Seattle,7;Anderson, Chicago,6;Buxton,Minnesota,4;RDavis,Cleveland, 4;Gentry,Baltimore,4; Goodrum,Detroit,3;Lindor, Cleveland,3;Pillar,Toronto, 3;Ramirez,Boston,3;16tied at2. PITCHING: Carrasco,Cleveland,3-0;Porcello,Boston, 3-0;18tiedat2. ERA: Lopez,Chicago,0.69; Kennedy,KansasCity,1.00; Morton,Houston,1.00;Sale, Boston,1.23;Cole,Houston, 1.29;Verlander,Houston, 1.35;Boyd,Detroit,1.39; Bundy,Baltimore,1.40; Colon,Texas,1.45;Kluber, Cleveland,1.57. STRIKEOUTS: Cole,Houston, 36;Verlander,Houston,34; Bundy,Baltimore,31;Sale, Boston,31;Hamels,Texas, 30;Kluber,Cleveland,27; Morton,Houston,25;Archer, TampaBay,24;Berrios, Minnesota,24;Richards,Los Angeles,24. NATIONALLEAGUE BATTING: Flaherty,Atlanta, .366;Martinez,St.Louis, .364;Grandal,LosAngeles, .359;Dickerson,Pittsburgh, .358;Swanson,Atlanta, .357;Bryant,Chicago,.352; Peralta,Arizona,.340; Herrera,Philadelphia,.327; Hoskins,Philadelphia,.326; Zobrist,Chicago,.326. RUNS: Albies,Atlanta,15; Harper,Washington,15; SMarte,Pittsburgh,15;Pham, St.Louis,15;Goldschmidt, Arizona,13;6tiedat12. RBI: Franco,Philadelphia, 15;Martinez,St.Louis,15; Polanco,Pittsburgh,15; Baez,Chicago,14;Harper, Washington,14;8tiedat12. HITS: Pirela,SanDiego,24; LeMahieu,Colorado,21; Albies,Atlanta,20;Martinez,St.Louis,20;Swanson, Atlanta,20;6tiedat19. DOUBLES: Albies,Atlanta, 8;Dickerson,Pittsburgh, 7;Hosmer,SanDiego,7; Kingery,Philadelphia,7; Pirela,SanDiego,7;Pollock,Arizona,7;Swanson, Atlanta,7;4tiedat6. HOMERUNS: Harper, Washington,7;Blackmon, Colorado,6;Albies,Atlanta, 5;LeMahieu,Colorado,5; Molina,St.Louis,5;Polanco, Pittsburgh,5;Thames,Milwaukee,5;Villanueva,San Diego,5;5tiedat4. STOLENBASES: Turner, Washington,6;Pham,St. Louis,5;Taylor,Washington,5;Cain,Milwaukee, 4;Hamilton,Cincinnati,4; Inciarte,Atlanta,4;SMarte, Pittsburgh,4;Pollock,Arizona,4;3tiedat3. PITCHING: Ottavino, Colorado,3-0;Scherzer, Washington,3-1;Williams, Pittsburgh,3-0;22tiedat2. ERA: Taillon,Pittsburgh, 0.89;Garcia,Miami,1.13; Sanchez,Atlanta,1.29; Scherzer,Washington,1.33; Williams,Pittsburgh,1.56; Lucchesi,SanDiego,1.66; Kershaw,LosAngeles,1.73; Martinez,St.Louis,1.75; Nola,Philadelphia,1.96; Bettis,Colorado,2.04. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,38; Syndergaard,NewYork, 33;Kershaw,LosAngeles, 31;Martinez,St.Louis, 30;Corbin,Arizona,29; Strasburg,Washington,26; Lucchesi,SanDiego,25; Gray,Colorado,23;Ray, Arizona,23;3tiedat22.THISDATEIN BASEBALL1892: Inthe“rstSunday gameinNationalLeague history,Cincinnatidefeated St.Louis5-1. 1924: BabyDollJacobsonof theSt.LouisBrownshitfor thecycleina6-3lossatthe ChicagoWhiteSox. 1932: NewYork“rstbasemanBillTerrytiedanNL recordwith21putouts,and theGiantsbeatBoston5-0 behindHalSchumachers two-hitter. 1951: Inhis“rstmajor leaguegame,MickeyMantle went1-for-4intheNewYork Yankees5-0victoryover theBostonRedSox. 1953: MickeyMantle clearedthebleachersat Grif“thStadiumwitha565foothomerunoffChuck Stobbs.Theshotcamein the“fthinningofa7-3win overtheSenators. 1964: TheNewYorkMets losttheir“rstgameatShea Stadium.Theywerebeaten 4-3bythePirates,withPittsburghsWillieStargellhitting the“rsthomeratShea. 1969: BillStonemanofMontrealpitcheda7-0no-hitter againstthePhiladelphia Philliesinthe10thgameof theExposexistence. 1976: MikeSchmidtofthe PhiladelphiaPhillieshit fourconsecutivehomeruns andasingleinan18-16, 10-inningvictoryoverthe CubsinWrigleyField.Hittin g .167goingintothegame, heconnectedtwiceoffRick Reuschel,onceoffRicks brother,Paul,andonceoff DaroldKnowles.Hedrovein eightruns. 2001: BarryBondsbecame the17thmajorleaguertohit 500homeruns.Bondstworun,eighth-inningdriveoff TerryAdamswentintoSan FranciscoBaytoleadthe GiantsovertheLosAngeles Dodgers3-2. 2008: TroyTulowitzkisRBI doublewithtwooutsinthe 22ndinningscoredWilly TaverasandtheColorado RockiesbeattheSanDiego Padres2-1inthelongest gameinthemajorsinnearly 15years,a6-hour,16-minut e marathon. ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSColorado6,Pittsburgh2: TrevorStorydrilledathree-runhomerunerman MarquezpitchedsixeffectiveinningsandtheRockieskepttheirroadsurge goingwithawinoverthePirates.Storybouncedbackfromamiserableseries inWashingtonbygoing2for3anddrivinginthreeruns,allofthemcoming whenhesentapitchfromStevenBraultintothebleachers.CharlieBlackmon addedhisteam-leadingseventhhomerunoftheseasonforColorado.The Rockieshavewon“veofsixoverallandare8-2intheirlast10gamesaway fromCoorsField. LATE MIamiatN.Y.Yankees TexasatTampaBay WashingtonatN.Y.Mets PhiladelphiaatAtlanta CincinnatiatMilwaukee HoustonatSeattle L.A.DodgersatSanDiego POSTPONED BaltimoreatBoston St.LouisatChicagoCubs KansasCityatTorontoTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAM2018VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA ColoradoBettis(R)2-02.043-00-00.00.00 PittsburghWilliams(R)7:05p3-01.563-01-06.26.75 WashingtonGonzalez(L)1-12.201-23-020.02.25 NewYorkWheeler(R)7:10p1-01.291-00-111.23.86 PhiladelphiaPivetta(R)1-02.703-03-017.02.12 AtlantaFoltynewicz(R)7:35p1-12.931-21-118.03.00 CincinnatiRomano(R)0-15.871-20-313.27.24 MilwaukeeGuerra(R)7:40p1-01.691-00-15.014.40 St.LouisWainwright(R)0-25.060-21-119.21.83 ChicagoChatwood(R)8:05p0-24.910-20-01.09.00 SanFranciscoCueto(R)1-00.692-02-011.04.91 ArizonaCorbin(L)9:40p2-02.452-11-217.02.65 LosAngelesWood(L)0-25.090-32-120.03.15 SanDiegoMitchell(R)10:10p0-25.270-30-00.00.00AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAM2018VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA KansasCityDuffy(L)0-25.400-30-00.00.00 TorontoHapp(L)3:07p2-13.942-10-113.11.35 KansasCitySkoglund(L)0-19.640-10-00.00.00 TorontoGarcia(L)7:07p1-03.182-00-00.00.00 ClevelandKluber(R)1-11.571-20-07.00.00 MinnesotaOdorizzi(R)7:10p1-02.202-11-06.06.00 TexasMoore(L)0-38.760-30-00.00.00 TampaBayTBD()7:10p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 ChicagoGonzalez(R)0-28.680-20-212.03.00 OaklandCahill(R)10:05p0-00.000-00-010.02.70 BostonPrice(L)1-12.402-10-211.05.73 LosAngelesOhtani(R)10:07p2-02.082-00-00.00.00 HoustonMcCullersJr.(R)1-17.711-22-021.03.86 SeattleMiranda(L)10:10p0-00.000-00-230.24.70INTERLEAGUE2017TEAM2017VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MiamiGarcia(L)0-01.130-10-00.00.00 N.Y.YankeesTanaka(R)6:35p2-15.192-10-00.00.00 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. VSOPP-Pitchersrecordversusthisopponent. SUNDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague N.Y.YankeesatDetroit,ppd. TorontoatCleveland,ppd. ChicagoWhiteSoxatMinnesota,ppd. L.A.AngelsatKansasCity,ppd. N.Y.YankeesatDetroit,ppd. Boston3,Baltimore1 Oakland2,Seattle1 Texas3,Houston1,10innings NationalLeague AtlantaatChicagoCubs,ppd. N.Y.Mets3,Milwaukee2 Pittsburgh7,Miami3 St.Louis3,Cincinnati2 Colorado6,Washington5 L.A.Dodgers7,Arizona2 SanDiego10,SanFrancisco1 Interleague Philadelphia10,TampaBay4 WEDNESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague TexasatTampaBay,1:10p.m. ChicagoWhiteSoxatOakland,3:35p.m. KansasCityatToronto,4:07p.m. BaltimoreatDetroit,6:40p.m. Clevelandvs.MinnesotaatSanJuan, 7:10p.m. BostonatL.A.Angels,10:07p.m. HoustonatSeattle,10:10p.m. NationalLeague ColoradoatPittsburgh,12:35p.m. CincinnatiatMilwaukee,1:40p.m. St.LouisatChicagoCubs,2:20p.m. WashingtonatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m. PhiladelphiaatAtlanta,7:35p.m. SanFranciscoatArizona,9:40p.m. L.A.DodgersatSanDiego,10:10p.m. Interleague NonescheduledBASEBALLCALENDARAPRIL17-18: Clevelandvs.Minnesotaat SanJuan,PuertoRico. MAY16-17: Ownersmeetings,NewYor k JUNE4: Amateurdraftstarts. JUNE15: Internationalamateursigning periodcloses. JULY2: Internationalamateursigning periodopens. JULY6: Lastdaytosignforamateur draftpickssubjecttodeadline. JULY17: All-StarGame,Washington. JULY29: HallofFameinductions, Cooperstown,N.Y. JULY31: Lastdaytotradeaplayer withoutsecuringwaivers. OCT.2-3: Wild-cardgames. DEC.10-13: Winter meetings,LasVegas. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. Mauer,MIN1034614.412 Cano,SEA13401215.375 Betts,BOS14511618.353 Lowrie,OAK1666823.348 Altuve,HOU1661921.344 Judge,NYY14531318.340 Chapman,OAK16601320.333 Ramirez,BOS13511017.333 Gordon,SEA1355818.327 Segura,SEA13551118.327 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. Flaherty,ATL1241715.366 Martinez,STL1655520.364 Grandal,LAD1139614.359 Swanson,ATL1356720.357 Bryant,CHC1454919.352 Dickerson,PIT14571020.351 Peralta,ARI12501117.340 Herrera,PHI1349816.327 Hoskins,PHI14431014.326 Zobrist,CHC1343614.326 ThroughApril15 WashingtonNationalsBryceHarperhitsasolohomeruninthe“rstinningofMondaysgameagainsttheNew Y orkMetsinNewYork.[KATHYWILLENS/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]


DEAR ABBY: Once I announced my engagement, my already thin, t mother went on a diet and lost 20 pounds. My weight has always been an issue with her, and I can't believe she would draw attention to it in this way. She called me a bridezilla because I told her I think she's trying to showboat my wedding because she's the one with the insecurity issues. I would have been happy to elope, but she insisted on this big wedding to show off to her friends and "recoup the gifts she gave to their kids." How do we get through the next six months and keep our already fragile relationship intact? -DAUGHTER OF MOMZILLA DEAR DAUGHTER: Weddings are supposed to be about the happy couple, not a means for a third party to "recoup" gifts she gave to her friends' children. If you feel you would be happier eloping rather than be miserable "going on with the show," that's what you and your ance should do. However, if you do decide to go through with the wedding, you and your mother should agree there will be no further discussion about weight -hers or yours. Period.DEAR ABBY: I came into work Monday morning to the news that one of my co-workers had passed away the day before from a massive heart attack. I was shocked and saddened. I was also appalled that my employer posted her death on Facebook less than 24 hours later. I don't feel that this is an appropriate forum to announce a death, and I also don't think it was my employer's responsibility to notify the world. In my opinion, the family should notify the public if they choose. Are there any rules of etiquette regarding social media and announcing a co-worker's death? -SAD NEWS IN CALIFORNIA DEAR SAD NEWS: Of course it is the prerogative of family members to post that kind of news. Ideally, your employer should have waited an extra day or two to allow the family to get the word out. However, unless a family member complained to you about what your employer did, you shouldn't be so quick to judge. While you have experienced a shocking loss, your boss has, too, particularly if the employee was a longtime one. That he/she shared it on social media isn't surprising these days, considering how much information is being posted online, nor was it a breach of etiquette.DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend nearly 19 years, and we both agree that we don't want marriage. I just found out that for the last nine months he has been seeing someone else on his lunch break. He says he loves me and doesn't want to lose me, but he loves her, too, and she is his friend. He said he would stop the affair, but because she's his friend, he won't stop texting and seeing her "as a friend." Should I trust what he is saying? We don't have kids together, but we raised his two and my one together as our own. -SILENT PAIN DEAR PAIN: Should you trust that your boyfriend won't resume the affair with his "friend" -or that he has stopped it? I don't think so. Although the two of you aren't formally married, you have had an understanding that lasted almost 19 years, and he has breached it. You now must decide whether you want to be part of a "threesome," and for that, you have my sympathy. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018:This year you get invitations to a lot of events from your friends and associates. You need to know that you will land on your feet, though at times you might wonder how this is possible. If you are single, your allure is high, and you want a good relationship. You will meet someone this year who intrigues you. If you are attached, if you remain mellow and steadfast, your sweetie will be more likely to agree with you. You will experience more of an attraction between the two of you as a result. TAURUS understands you.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You wake up in a dreamlike state, and will carry some of your imaginative fantasies into your day. You even might share an idea or two with others. A respected authority gure pushes his or her way into a conversation. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) The Moon in your sign highlights you, your expectations and your personality. If you can get past your insecurities, you will be able to manifest a particular desire or wish. A change of plans or information occurs involving matters at a distance. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You could feel abandoned by a set of circumstances that no longer suit you. Your smiling ways and open dialogue bring forth an important realization. You might not be sure how to handle an emerging situation. Just take your time. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You could feel overwhelmed by the possibility of a fast change. You will be sensing a lot of energy around you, and might not be sure what the best way to handle it is. Be more open with a partner or loved one, and he or she is likely to stop being so distant. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You could be approaching a situation carelessly. A partner reacts to you and your wild ideas. You might need to settle in, rather than cause more problems. A situation around your home life could create havoc, yet somehow it will work out well for you. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Say yes to any kind of mental activity. Listen to what is happening, but also do some research to see if the words ring true. You alone can make that judgment. Open up through detachment, and youll hear many different perspectives. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You could be tired from all the recent activity. Your partner and associates cant seem to leave you alone, and they claim to need you for various reasons. Remain responsive, but know that you will have to say enough is enough at some point. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You probably are waiting for a loved one to make the rst move. However, consider that this person might be doing the same thing. Ask yourself whether it is worth it to play this game. Let go, and do whatever your heart desires! SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You might have given up pushing so hard for now. You could try to persuade someone else to accept your ideas through some attery. If you follow your instincts, you will land on your feet. Be careful with your nances, as you could create havoc. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) You might see a downside to a recent agreement. You will need to give yourself some space to decide which way you should go. Your caring attitude emerges when dealing with a new friend. Recognize how creative you can be. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You might want to have some time to work through a problem. Understand what is going on at home and in your work life. The contrast between them could be shocking. Optimism surrounds a family member. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Reach out to a loved one who seems to want your input. Remain more sensitive to this persons feelings for a while. Let go of needing to have certain situations go your way. Indulge a friend who wants to call the shots. license tocruise...Place your auto ad in the and watch it go! Call Classieds Today!352-314-FAST (3278)Bride accuses mom of using wedding to spotlight herself | Tuesday, April 17, 2018 B5 TODAY IS TUESDAY, APRIL 17, the 107th day of 2018. There are 258 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On April 17, 1961, some 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in an attempt to topple Fidel Castro, whose forces crushed the incursion by the third day. ON THIS DATE: In 1937 cartoon character Day Duck made his debut in the Warner Bros. animated short "Porky's Duck Hunt," directed by Tex Avery. In 1941 Yugoslavia surrendered to Germany during World War II. In 1964 Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock became the rst woman to complete a solo airplane trip around the world as she returned to Columbus, Ohio, after 29 1/2 days in her Cessna 180. In 1970 Apollo 13 astronauts James A. Lovell, Fred W. Haise and Jack Swigert splashed down safely in the Pacic, four days after a ruptured oxygen tank crippled their spacecraft while en route to the moon. In 1972 the Boston Marathon allowed women to compete for the rst time; Nina Kuscsik was the rst ocially recognized women's champion, with a time of 3:10:26. In 1993 a federal jury in Los Angeles convicted two former police ocers of violating the civil rights of beaten motorist Rodney King; two other ocers were acquitted.



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