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SPORTS | B1SOUTH SUMTER ROUTS TAVARES IN 10-0, FIVEINNING WIN Opinion .......................A7 Weather ......................A8 Sports ..........................B1 Drive ..........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ...................C5 Volume 142, Issue 110 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 @dailycommercial Facebook.com./daily.commercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Friday, April 20, 2018 75 ¢ YOUR FORECAST: Mild temps in the upper 70s but drizzly on Saturday and a good chance of a thunderstorm on Sunday. PLANES, TRAINS & BBQ: Tavares hosts the 10th Annual Planes Trains and BBQ from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Wooton Park in Tavares. Features displays, shows, food and entertainment. EARTH DAY: There are events throughout the area, including the 22nd Annual Earth Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Donnelly Park, 530 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora.WEEKEND GLANCE A portion of State Road 46 east of U.S. Hig hway 441 in Mount Dora was under water for several days following Hurricane Irma in September. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] By Roxanne Brown roxanne.brown@ dailycommercial.comSORRENTO „ Mount Dora officials are joining Lake County government in encouraging The Florida Department of Transporta-tion to raise a section of State Road 46 to prevent a repeat of the flooding that occurred after Hurricane Irma in September.The DOT is rebuilding SR 46 to serve as a feeder road from Mount Dora to the Wekiva Parkway, but local officials are concerned because the plan does not include raising a low-lying, -mile section of the road above FEMAs 100-year flood elevation, leaving it susceptible to flooding when the area is pounded with torrential rain.As the term suggests, a 100-year flood elevation means that an area is likely to receive enough rain to flood once every 100 years, on average.DOT officials rejected the FEMA flood map and instead concluded that the flooding caused by Irma was an aberration that is unlikely to occur again for 200 years.Mount Dora officials disagree.We had a specialist in our staff who was a former FDOT (engineer) and he was shocked that this piece of property in this particular area was accepted as it is,Ž Mount Dora City Manager Robin Hayes told the City Council Tues-day night.The City Council agreed to endorse a letter sent to the DOT last month by Lake County Commission Chair-man Timothy Sullivan.Were hoping that they will see that they cant go taking this off the 100-year flood plain down to a (500) and how not moving that makes it very susceptible to the flooding, us, future trails and future work thats going to be done there and it makes it kind of silly what theyre trying to do,Ž Mayor Nick Girone said.Girone, who is also a member of the Lake County Metropolitan Planning Orga-nizations board, hopes that influential transportation planning board will also object to the DOT.On Wednesday, Mount Flood debate ragesMount Dora joins Lake County in demanding that state raise section of State Road 46See FLOOD, A5By Errin Haines WhackThe Associated PressPHILADELPHIA „ Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldnt use the restroom because he wasnt a paying customer.He thought nothing of it when he and his childhood friend and business partner, Donte Robinson, wereBlack men arrested at Starbucks get an apoloy See APOLOGY, A5By Foster KlugThe Associated PressSEOUL, South Korea „ South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that his rival, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, isnt asking for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons. If true, this would seem to remove a major sticking point to a potential nuclear disarmament deal.North Korea, a small, authoritarian nation surrounded by bigger and richer neighbors, has always linked its pursuit of nuclear weapons to what it calls a hostileŽ U.S. policy that is embodied by the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea, the 50,000 stationed in Japan, and the nuclear umbrellaŽ security guaran-tee that Washington offers allies Seoul and Tokyo.Although Moon reported that North Korea isnt asking for the U.S. troops to leave, he said the North still wants the United States to end its hostileŽ policy and offer security guarantees. When North Korea has previously talked about hostilityŽ it has been linked to the U.S. troops in South Korea.It wont be until Moon and Kim meet next week, and then when Kim is to meet U.S. President Donald Trump sometime in MaySeoul: North Korea removes major nuclear sticking pointBy Jill Colvin and Darlene SupervilleThe Associated PressKEY WEST, Fla. „ President Donald Trump said he received a great educationŽ during an anti-drug traffick-ing briefing Thursday that underscored the need for the wall he has promised to build along the U.S.-Mexico border to help stop drug smuggling.Drugs are flowing into our country,Ž Trump said inTrump: Anti-drug brie ng shows need for wallSee NKOREA, A5 See TRUMP, A4

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A2 Friday, April 20, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com NATION & WORLDPUBLISHER Steve Skaggs: steve.skaggs@dailycommercial.com ......................352-365-8213 EXECUTIVE EDITOR Tom McNiff: tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com ............................352-365-8250 DIGITAL EDITOR, LIFESTYLES EDITOR Whitney Lehnecker: whitney.lehnecker@dailycommercial.com ....352-365-8258 SPORTS EDITOR Paul Jenkins: paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com ..........................352-365-8204 SPORTS WRITER Frank Jolley: frank.jolley@dailycommet.com..................................352-365-8268 REPORTER Frank Stan“ eld: frank.stand“ eld@dailycommercial.com ...............352-374-8257 REPORTER Roxanne Brown: roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.com ................352-365-8266 YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR LAKE AND SUMTER COUNTIESPrint delivery available within the newspaper distribution area only. By submitting your address and/or email, you understand that you may receive promotional offers from Gatehouse Media and its related companies. You may unsubscribe from receiving any such offers at any ti me by calling 352-787-0600. The advertised price does not include the charges for any premium editions. Premium editions are published to p rovide additional information and value to our readers. You agree that you will be charged up to an additional $5.00 for each premium edition pub lished and delivered to you during your subscription period, in addition to the cost of your subscription. The length of your subscription will be s hortened by the publication of premium editions if those premium editions are delivered to you during your subscription. You may elect to be billed se parately for premium editions by contacting Customer Service at 1-352-787-0600. 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The timing of the publication and delivery of premium editions is variable. There will be no more than 1 premium edition published each mo nth during the subscription term. Visit Dailycommercial.com for examples of premium editions. For more info or to cancel your subscription ple ase call 352-787-0600.The Daily Commercial (ISSN 0896-1042) is published daily for $178.47 per year (plus Florida sales tax) by GateHouse Media at 21 2 East Main Street, Leesburg, Florida. Periodicals postage is paid at the USPO, Leesburg, FL. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. All material contained in this edit ion is property of the Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. MISSED YOUR NEWSPAPER?: Call 352-787-0600 in Lake County or 877-702-0600 in Sumter County from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. 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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 NEW YORKTrumps personal attorney drops a pair of libel suitsPresident Donald Trumps personal attorney dropped a pair of libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and investigation firm Fusion GPS amid the stir caused by an FBI search of the lawyers files.Michael Cohen had sued in New York City over publication of the unverified dossier detailing alleged ties between Trump and Russia. He dropped the suits late Wednesday amid a separate legal battle over the seizure of documents and electronic files from his home, office and hotel room last week in a fed-eral investigation of possible financial fraud. WASHINGTONFired FBI deputy chief faces criminal referralThe Justice Departments inspector general has sent a criminal referral about fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington, his lawyer said Thursday.The referral to the U.S. attorneys office for the District of Columbia does not mean McCabe will ever be charged, but it does raise the prospect that the longtime law enforcement official could face a criminal investigation into whether he illegally misled officials about his authoriza-tion of a news media disclosure. The Associated PressBy Robert BurnsThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled.The U.S. has 2,000 troops in Syria assisting local Arab and Kurdish fighters against IS, even as President Donald Trump resists deeper U.S. involvement and is eager to withdraw completely in coming months. Trump wants other peopleŽ to deal with Syria, whose civil war has spawned the great-est humanitarian crisis since World War II in terms of refugees.Its unclear whether Trump will go ahead with a total U.S. withdrawal while IS retains even a small presence in Syria.Since January, when Trump asserted in his State of the Union address that very close to 100 percentŽ of IS territory in Syria and Iraq had been liberated, progress toward extinguishing the extremists caliphate, or self-proclaimed state, has ground to a halt and shows no sign of restarting. U.S. warplanes continue to periodically bomb remaining pockets of IS in eastern Syria, but ground operations by U.S. partner forces have slowed.Weve halted forward progress and are essentially attempting to avoid losing territory weve gained to date,Ž said Jennifer Cafarella, an analyst at the Institute for the Study of War. She sees two potential solutions: send additional U.S. combat power to eastern Syria to take on IS more directly, or resolve a diplomatic dispute with Turkey that has largely side-lined the main U.S. military partner in Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces.Now that Trump has upped the ante by attacking Syria directly for the second time in just over a year, Cafarella said in an interview this week, it is possible that Syria and its two main international supporters „ Russia and Iran „ will retaliate militarily against American forces and their Kurdish and Arab part-ners in eastern Syria in an attempt to compel an Ameri-can withdrawal by raising the cost of continued American involvement.ŽThe U.S. began bombing IS in Syria in September 2014 and deployed an initial contingent of 50 special operations troops in the country the following year. The anti-IS campaign gained momentum in 2016 and made its biggest gains during Trumps first year in office.A spokesman for the U.S.-led military coalition against IS refused this week to say how many IS fighters remain. Col. Ryan Dillon said they are holed up mainly in two places in eastern Syria. He said they are in and around the town of Hajin on the Euphrates River north of Bukamal and in Dashisha near the city of Deir el-Zour. They are con-tainedŽ in these areas, he asserted, suggesting they are not in immediate danger of being ousted.Of concern, Dillon said, are indications that IS is stepping up successful attacks against pro-government fighters elsewhere in Syria. The Trump administration has been saying in recent months that 98 percent of IS territory has been liberated, suggesting the campaign was close to final victory, although on April 3 the Army general overseeing the campaign, Joseph Votel, put it differently, saying well over 90 percentŽ of the caliphate had been retaken.The situation continues to become more and more com-plex,Ž Votel said, alluding in part to the effects of a Turk-ish incursion into the town of Afrin in northwestern Syria.The Afrin operation was part of a Turkish plan to drive the main Syrian Kurdish mili-tia, known as the YPG, away from the Turkish border area. Turkey considers the YPG a threat to its national security and an extension of Kurdish insurgents inside Turkey. But the YPG also is Americas main partner in Syria; it forms the backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF. Turkeys advance on Afrin prompted the SDF to shift from fighting IS to confronting Turkey in Afrin.The result: We are no longer in an offensive effort on the ground against them (Islamic State),Ž Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters March 27.Even so, eliminating IS in Syria remains the goal, he said after Trump announced the missile strikes to punish the Syrian government for its alleged chemical weapons use.The barrage of 105 missiles launched by the United States, Britain and France last week to destroy elements of Syrias chemical weapons arsenal was designed to deter President Bashar Assad from repeating his alleged use of chlorine gas and perhaps nerve gas on civilians in a Damascus suburb. It was unrelated to the IS problem, except in the sense that it highlighted the jumble of actors involved and the absence of a broad U.S. strategy.US in holding pattern after Syria strikesIn this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, a C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, con ducts combat airlift operations for U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq and Syria. [U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO BY TECH. SGT GREGORY BROOK] Wednesday, April 18 Powerball: 9-10-12-17-23-9 x2 Lotto: 1-4-13-27-35-45 x3 Fantasy 5: 6-9-10-30-31 Thursday, April 19 Pick 5 Afternoon: 3-8-3-3-3 Evening: 9-8-5-1-8 Pick 4 Afternoon: 2-3-8-0 Evening: 2-4-2-8 Pick 3 Afternoon: 0-0-6 Evening: 5-3-5 Pick 2 Afternoon: 7-3 Evening: 7-4

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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, April 20, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com BEST BETS FOR TODAYMEET THE ARTIST: From 6 to 8 p.m. the third Friday of the month at Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave. in Howey-in-the-Hills. With music and refreshments. Call 352-324-0254 for information. LAKEFRONT WORKOUT DANCE PARTY: From 10 to 11 a.m. every Friday at Lillys on the Lake, 846 W. Osceola St. in Clermont. Free. Go to lillysonthelake.com.NEWS BRIEFSTAVARESLake sheriffs deputy injured in early-morning crash in TavaresA Lake County sheriffs deputy was injured early Thursday morning when his car veered off a road and struck a tree, authorities say.According to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol, Deputy Darryl Pitcher, Jr., 45, was driv-ing west on Dewey Robbins Road at about 5:10 a.m. when his patrol car veered off the road, struck a tree and flipped over, striking a second tree.Pitcher was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with what the report describes as minor injuries.The cause of the crash remains under investigation. DELANDTraveling through DeLand? SR 44 to have detour this weekendMotorists in DeLand will encounter detours this weekend at New York (State Road 44) and Clara avenues as crews work to replace a concrete slab.The intersection, just west of U.S. 17-92 (Woodland Bou-levard), will be closed starting at 9 a.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. The detours are as follows:€ Westbound New York Avenue traffic will go right on Florida Avenue, left on Rich Avenue and then left on Stone Street.€ Eastbound New York Avenue traffic will go right on Stone Street, left on Howry Avenue and left on Florida Avenue.€ Northbound U.S. 17-92 traffic headed to West New York Avenue will go left on Howry Avenue and then right on Stone Street.€ Southbound U.S. 17-92 traffic headed to West New York Avenue will go right on Wisconsin Avenue, left on Florida Avenue, right on Rich Avenue and then left on Stone Street. TRENTONTwo Gilchrist deputies, suspect dead in TrentonTwo Gilchrist County sheriffs deputies were shot through the window of a Chi-nese restaurant in downtown Trenton Thursday afternoon by a man who was later found with a fatal gunshot wound just outside the restaurant.Investigators were piecing together evidence Thursday evening but could share no answers for what may have prompted the 3 p.m. shootings.At this point, it remains an active criminal investigation with no apparent motive or indications as to why this tragedy occurred,Ž a statement on behalf of Gilchrist Sheriff Bobby Schultz said early Thursday evening.Deputies who responded to calls for help found the shooter dead outside Ace China, 1122 Wade St.The Columbia County Sher-iffs Office said on Twitter: Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Gilchrist County Sheriffs Office and their citi-zens over the tragic loss of two deputies.ŽThe Gilchrist County Sher-iffs Office posted on Facebook that the department has suf-fered a terrible tragedy,Ž and urged residents to avoid the area of State Road 26 where deputieswere investigating. No suspects are at large, the post said. By Tom McNiff tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG … If youve logged on to dailycommercial.com in the past few days, you may have been met by a popup window alerting you that you had reached your monthly limit of free page views and inviting you to subscribe if you want to continue reading.Thats because the Daily Commercial has joined the growing number of news web-sites that are implementing paywalls, or metered models, that give readers a free taste of their favorite news, fea-tures and information before requesting a fee for continued access.The fee is modest … about $4 a month for a year-long sub-scription … but its a reflection of the news industrys need to cultivate new revenue sources so that we can continue to bring you valuable, entertaining and essential local journalism.It has always been our position that the content and journalism we produce has value,Ž Daily Commercial Publisher Steve Skaggs said. In the past, the newspaper industry could pay for the production of that content simply through ads in our newspapers. As the industry has changed, so must we. We must ask our readers to pay for content online much in the same way that they have always paid for content in print.ŽUnder this model, those who subscribe to the Daily Commercials print edition will be able to access the website for free as an acknowledgement and thank you for your patronage of Daily Commercial launches subscription to website Staff ReportPALM BEACH „ Molly Smith, a sophomore at Montverde Academy, recently won the Nellie and Fred Chasin Screenwriting award for her submission of Words to Speak, Stories to Tell" at the Palm Beach International Film Festivals Student Showcase of Films.Smith, inspired by the series Undercover High,Ž wrote Words to Speak, Stories to TellŽ as a play and then revised as a screenplay. She incorporates spoken word into the piece to breathe life into the characters, illustrating their thoughts and making the esoteric issues vivid and relatable. She clearly hears these voices and captured that in the moving spoken word pieces.The screenwriting category was one of the few where high school and college entries were judged together. More than 600 entries were submitted, with 250 reaching the judging stage and only 32 selected as finalists. That group was whittled to three, with Smith earning the top award.The award, named by Michael Chasin, a Floridabased screenwriter who titled the award in honor of his parents, includes a $500 grant to Montverde Academy to be used to further film projects in the media arts program.It feels amazing to be chosen for the top prize among such talented students,Ž said Smith. What started as a play really came to life as a screenplay. I want to thank Ms. Emerson for encouraging me to transform it and Mr. Gilbert for helping me change the 20-page screenplay into a three-min-ute short film that we will be shooting soon.ŽAdditionally, her short film, Finding Home,Ž was MVA sophomore wins top award at student lm festivalMontverde Academy sophomore Molly Smith, left, poses with Michael Chasin, a Florida-based screenwriter. Smith recently won the Nellie and Fred Chasin Screenwriting award for her submission of Words to Speak, Stories to TellŽ at the Palm Beach International Film Festivals Student Showcase of Films. [SUBMITTED] See WEBSITE, A4 See AWARD, A4By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@ dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ A former Lake County corrections officer, who resigned last month during termination proceedings, has now been charged with sexual battery for alleg-edly forcing himself on a nurse working at the Lake County Jail.The nurse, who works for Armor Correctional Health Services, told investigators that on March 8, corrections officer William TonyŽ Tabor made inappropriate comments and tried to kiss her while the two were alone.She said that on March 12, they were again working together in the jail along with a third employee when Tabor sent the other worker out of the room and began groping her, forcing his hand down her pants and touching her.He resigned when confronted with the allegations. Detectives investigated the allegations and the State Attorneys Office filed charges.Tabor turned himself in at the South Lake District Office in Clermont Thursday after-noon and was booked into the jail under a $10,000 bond.Tabor worked at the jail starting in 2002 and rose to the rank of sergeant.He was given a verbal warning in 2017 for an April 5 incident reported by a female corrections officer.While he was sitting on my desk, I was taking a bond at the window and he stated, Watch where you point that thing, referring to my buttocks. I replied, Excuse me? and he made no comment. Just a few seconds to a minute later he grabbed my side (ribs area) and I jumped and asked him to stop since I am extremely ticklish O cer charged with sex attackIt cost the Public Defenders of“ ce between $150,000 and $200,000 to represent David Mariotti, middle, in his death penalty case. Mariotti was found guilty of murdering 84-year-old Bernadine Montgomery. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@ dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ How much does it cost to defend a person in a murder case?It cost the Public Defenders office between $150,000 and $200,000 to represent David Mariotti in his death penalty case.Mariotti was found guilty of murdering 84-year-old Bernadine Montgomery. The 12-member jury decided Tuesday against the death penalty „ by one vote.The one holdout was likely swayed by the tes-timony of defense experts who did brain scans, or analyzed them, and by reports of heavy drug use and a horrific childhood.That kind of evidence doesnt come cheap, said John Spivey, the Executive Assistant Public Defender who defended the 36-year-old.I would have been skewered on appeal and told what an idiot I am if I didnt do it,Ž he said.He said the cost figure does not include a huge number of staff manhours.Civil case lawyers have been using brain experts for years, but defense attorneys are using them now, because with death penalty cases, the stakes couldnt be higher.Not every defendants PET or CT scan or MRI will show brain damage, but many do, Spivey said.The issue of cost has come up recently in the case of Nikolas Cruz, charged with killing 17 and wounding 16 at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County on Valentines Day.The Public Defenders office there has told a judge he should be repre-sented at taxpayer expense because he cant afford it, even though he may be in line for a $30,000 inheritance.That amount of money would have already been gone,Ž said Howard Finkelstein, the chief public defender. Thirty thou-sand dollars is not enough to hire a lawyer in this case,Ž according to an Associated Press story.It may balloon into a multi-million dollar case and go on for years, he told Circuit Judge Eliza-beth Scherer.Scherer said she would make a decision before the next pretrial hearing on April 27.The state is seeking the death penalty for the 19-year-old.Mental health experts are key in some cases when prosecutors do not seek the death penalty.Ryan Thornhill faces murder charges in the shooting death of Mount Dora barber Wilfredo Nieves in April 2017.The Public Defenders office is claiming that he Counting the costA look at what Mariottis and other defense teams spend on murder casesSee OFFICER, A4William Tabor resigns from position at Lake County Jail over allegationsSee COST, A4

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A4 Friday, April 20, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com TodaysServices nominated as a topthree finalist in the Suzanne Niedland Doc-umentary category. The film features three stu-dents who share their unique stories to inspire others. Smith worked with Allison Fitzgerald, a junior in the Montverde Academy Music Conservatory program, to compose the original score for the documentary.Molly is a talented student who continues to impress us with her skill at crafting stories that connect and capti-vate diverse audiences,Ž said Dr. Kasey K. Kesselring, headmaster at Montverde Academy.This summer, Smith was accepted into Northwestern Universitys prestigious Film Program, a five-week film course of study for student filmmakers.For information, go to Montverde.org. AWARDFrom Page A3 your local newspaper. Those who wish to access the website alone will be asked, after their first 12 free page views, to pay 99 cents for the first month of access and $4.95 per month after that. Or you can buy a whole year of access for $48.We believe this is still an exceptional value. Dailycommercial.com is a robust site that features a wealth of timely stories, photos and videos about happenings in Lake and Sumter counties, as well as around Florida and the nation.We invite you to visit the site and hope you enjoy reading as much as we enjoy bringing local news and information to you throughout the day, every day. WEBSITEFrom Page A3 and did not like being tickled. Howe ver, he still did it a second time.ŽShe said she asked him to leave so she could do her job. She said she didnt want to say more because she didnt want to make a scene.I do not wish for Sgt. Tabor to get in trouble or lose his job over this situation, but I do wish for his supervisor to talk to him,Ž she wrote.There were witnesses to this incident.Until the alleged incident in March, however, the most serious claim arose in 2003 from a woman that was being released from jail.As the officer put me in the holding cell, I asked him where I could get dressed at, and he said Right here, and I said, Right here? He said yes. I said, Im sorry but Im not gonna get dressed here, and he said, Fine, but how about a little flash? I said, Im sorry, I dont think so.Finally, he left me in the holding cell alone, and every time he walked by he would smile or tap on the window. As he took me to the showers he stood there watching me.I said, OK, you can leave now. He said, I just want to see you naked. I once again said no, but he made many of the remarks several times while being released.ŽTabor denied the allegation.I was one of the booking officers on the night in question. I do not recall this incident happening. The accusation against me is false,Ž he replied. I would never say or do any of these things.ŽHe said he was willing to take a polygraph test, and so was the former female pris-oner. But she dropped out of the picture. A supervisor reported tr ying repeatedly to reach her by phone and that he left several messages with the womans boyfriend. OFFICERFrom Page A3is not guilty by reason of insanity. That trial is scheduled for January, according to the State Attorneys Office. Thornhill told police he had no memory of shooting the barber in the head after allegedly complain-ing about the price of a haircut.Old cases cost money, too.Raul Roque was sentenced to death in 2006 for stabbing another man to death in prison. The jury vote was 11-1 for death in that case, too. However, the law now requires a unanimous death vote, so he gets another trial in October.Spivey described Roque as borderline mentally retarded. That case is costing taxpayers money, in part, because Roque is a Cuban exile. The Public Defenders Office had to send a Spanish-speaking mitigation expert to Cuba to look at records. The expert had to have a visa and he had to be escorted by a Communist govern-ment worker at all times.Roque, too, had a horrific childhood, Spivey said.Assistant Public Defender Morris Carranza is handling both the Thornhill and Roque cases. COSTFrom Page A3 TRUMPFrom Page A1the Florida Keys. We need border protection. We need the wall. We have to have the wall.ŽThe president traveled from Palm Beach, where he is spending the week, to the tourist haven of Key West for the update from the Joint Interagency Task Force South. The agency is responsible for moni-toring drug trafficking by sea, by air and online. Last year, it helped dis-rupt a record 283 metric tons of cocaine and detained nearly 900 sus-pected members of drug trafficking organization.Trump said drugs are coming into the U.S. through the Pacific and the Caribbean. He said human trafficking is another big problem.The president has made it a priority to crack down on the flow of illegal drugs but has spoken less often about illicit substances that arrive via U.S. ports and the mail system. He has instead focused on the big, beautiful wallŽ he made one of his signature campaign promises.In Key West, Trump marveled at the size of the crowds that lined the streets as his motorcade snaked through the island city. Many people waved colorful signs that commended or insulted him, including Youre fired,Ž Thanks for saving our country,Ž and Slimeball go home.Ž Other people cheered or booed as Trump passed. Several raised middle fingers in protest.President Donald Trump, center, speaks to members of the media Thursday during his visit to Joint Interagency Task Force South anti-smuggling center in Key West, Fla. [PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, April 20, 2018 A5Dora spokeswoman Lisa McDonald said she witnesseda flooded SR 46 and stranded motorists as she was trying to make her way home after Hurricane Irma. They were stranded up to their wheels in the flood waters,Ž said McDonald. We ended up having to send our officers there to close the road. They were out there 24/7 for days doing traffic control so more people wouldnt get stranded in the water.We are not endorsing leaving it as is because it is below the flood plain level. When you drive over that section, you can tell the road drops,Ž McDonald said. If there is another hurricane like Irma or extremely heavy rains like Tropical Storm Faye that lasted for days, it would flood again.ŽBut in an April 13 response to the County Commissions concerns, the Florida DOT defended not using FEMAs flood predictions.Mike Shannon, the Dis-trict 5 Secretary for DOT, said the agency was skepti-cal that FEMAs flood map was accurate. He noted that FEMAs old 1982 flood map showed that a 100-year storm would come close to flooding the road. But in 2002, FEMA raised its flood estimate by 3 feet, projecting that a 100-year storm would not only come close, but swamp that section of SR 46. Under FEMAs 2002 map, the road would flood even in a 25-year storm.The DOT found this change by FEMA highly unusualŽ and did its own calculations using his-torical rainfall records and anecdotal recollections from longtime area resi-dents, Shannon said. DOT engineers concluded that FEMA was wrong. Addi-tional research included review of local rain station information which confirmed rainfall greater than the 25-year storm has occurred without any previous flooding reported on SR 46,Ž he said.Shannon further said that raising the road three feet to meet the FEMA standard may impact wet-lands, the floodplain and property owners.With the construction of SR 46 to a six-lane facility with standard shoulders, three lanes in each direction and an improved drainage system, the roadway will remain safely passable,Ž he concluded.Mount Dora Senior Project Manager George Marek, a Sorrento resident who spent 25 years as an FDOT drainage engineer, strongly disagrees.When FDOT claims to be at the 50-year flood elevation, they mean according to their own flawed estimate, not based on FEMAs Flood Insurance Studies that established the 50-year flood elevation at 80.7 feet and the FEMA 100-year flood elevation about one foot higher at 81.9 feet. FDOT is using a 100-year elevation of their own choosing at 76.8 feet, almost five feet below FEMAs published flood plain elevation,Ž he said. FLOODFrom Page A1 APOLOGYFrom Page A1approached at their table and were asked if they needed help. The 23-year-old entrepreneurs declined, explaining they were just waiting for a business meeting.A few minutes later, they hardly noticed when the police came into the coffee shop „ until officers started walking in their direction.Thats when we knew she called the police on us,Ž Nelson told The Associated Press in the first interview by the two black men since video of their trespassing arrests April 12 touched off a furor around the U.S. over racial profiling, or what has been dubbed retail racismŽ or shopping while black.ŽNelson and Robinson were led away in handcuffs from the shop in the citys well-to-do Rittenhouse Square neighborhood in an incident recorded on a white customers cellphone.In the week since, the men have met with Starbucks apologetic CEO and have started pushing for lasting change at the coffee-shop chain, including new policies on discrimination and eject-ing customers.We do want to make sure it doesnt happen to anybody again,Ž Robinson said. What if it wasnt us sitting there? What if it was the kid that didnt know somebody that knew somebody? Do they make it to jail? Do they die? What happens?ŽOn Thursday, they also got an apology from Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, a black man who at first staunchly defended his officers handling of the incident.I should have said the officers acted within the scope of the law, and not that they didnt do anything wrong,Ž Ross said. Words are very important.Ž NKOREAFrom Page A1or June, that outsiders might know just what North Korea intends. Until then, caution is needed over the statements the various leaders are using to set up their high-stakes negotiations.Moon and Kims summit on April 27 will be only the third such meeting between the countries leaders. Moon, a liberal who is committed to engaging the North despite being forced to take a hard line in the face of repeated North Korean weapons tests last year, is eager to make the summit a suc-cess and pave the way for Kim and Trump to settle the deep differences they have over the Norths decades-long pursuit of nuclear weapons.Many analysts believe that Kim sees the meet-ing with Trump as a way to bestow legitimacy on his own leadership and on a rogue nuclear pro-gram that he has built in the face of international criticism and crippling sanctions. Many say it is unlikely that the North will trade away its hard-won nuclear weapons without getting what it wants in return.North Korea is expressing a commitment to a complete denuclearization,Ž Moon said during a meeting with the heads of media organizations in South Korea on Thursday. They are not presenting a condition that the U.S. cannot accept, such as the withdrawal of the American troops in South Korea. ... North Korea is only talking about the end of a hostile policy against it and then a security guarantee for the country.ŽTrump revealed Tues-day that the U.S. and North Korea had been holding direct talks at extremely high levelsŽ in preparation for their summit. Trump also said that North and South Korea are negotiating an end to hostilities before next weeks summit.North Korea has long sought a peace treaty with the United States to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War. Some South Koreans fear the North could use such a treaty as a pretext for demand-ing the withdrawal of the American troops in the South. Some worry that potential discus-sions on formally ending the war may distract from already difficult efforts to rid the North of nuclear weapons and apply robust verification of that process.The armistice that halted fighting in the war was signed by the U.S.-led United Nations Command, North Korea and China. South Korea was a member of the U.N. Command but was not a direct signatory.South Korean army soldiers stand guard Wednesday at the border villages of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. [AHN YOUNG-JOON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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The finding is a sign of the improved financial wellbeing of those living in developing countries and particularly women, who increasingly have a safe place to store their savings and are able to participate in the growing digitalization of the global economy.But women still lag behind their male counterparts in bank account ownership, the World Bank report said.An estimated 69 percent of adults had some sort of bank account in 2017, up from an estimated 51 percent in 2011 and up from 62 percent in 2014. The figures were released as part of the World Banks Global Findex Report, a study on financial inclusion released every three years that involves interviews or surveys of 150,000 people covering 144 countries rep-resenting 98 percent of the worlds population.A chunk of the growth came from India, the worlds second-most populous country, where bank account ownership has more than doubled from 40 percent to 80 percent in six years. Since 2014, the Indian government has been pushing a program to sign up individuals for simple, no-fee accounts tied to government biometric identification cards.Sub-Saharan Africa saw big growth as well, fueled by mobile phone-based accounts. These mobile moneyŽ accounts, as they are sometimes known, are tied to a persons cell phone account instead of a bank, and allow users to transfer money to family or businesses. In countries such as Kenya, roughly three quar-ters of Kenyans have a mobile money account, and other Sub-Saharan countries like Zimbabwe and Uganda also saw jumps in mobile phone account usage in the last few years. Mobile money accounts also appear to be gaining popularity in other parts of the continent as well, not just East Africa, to places like West Africa.World Bank experts expect that mobile money accounts will be the primary way to drive the remaining 1.7 billion people without a bank account into financial services. The bank estimates that 1.1 billion of those 1.7 billion punbanked adults have a mobile phone, and could be more easily brought into the financial system. While nearly every demo-graphic and continent saw increased usage of bank accounts and other forms of savings, the gender gap among those using financial services remains high, according to the World Bank. Women are nine percent-age points less likely to have a bank or mobile money account, a gap that hasnt changed since the 2014 report.The poor also remain much less likely to have a bank or mobile money account, largely due to the lack of sav-ings the poor have to store in it.Cell phones fuel jump in bank account ownershipCOMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1346.80 4.40 Silver 17.222 .009 Platinum 933.70 5.80 Copper 3.1280 .0255 Oil 68.29 0.18MARKET MOVERS€ Philip Morris International Inc.: Down $15.80 to $85.64. The tobacco company reported weak quarterly sales and said sales of its iQos device in Japan were slower than expected.BRIEFCASEWASHINGTONAverage US 30-year mortgage rate risesLong-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed upward this week, slightly worsening affordability for homebuyers.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose to 4.47 percent from 4.42 percent last week. This benchmark rate averaged 3.97 percent a year ago. The Associated Press

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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, April 20, 2018 A7HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Colum ns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: letters@dailycommercial.com Fax: 352-365-1951 ANOTHER OPINION Fact-checking Mr. Sloan I enjoy reading a variety of different opinions on our political fronts, but I believe that the writer has a responsibility to check his facts for accuracy. Mr Sloans statement, Between 2008 and 2014, 40 percent of all murder convictions here in Florida were criminal aliens,Ž has been debunked as a lie, and can easily be checked online. Maybe it is a policy at the Daily Commercial to let known falsehoods be published and let your writers call people they disagree with stupid? I personally believe Mr. Sloan could better make his case with the use of facts, and not, as way too many so called political writers resort to, quoting things as facts that they have heard and want to believe and belittling anyone with a different viewpoint. When anyone misuses the truth or rearranges facts to make a point they have done an injustice to themselves and their readers.Denny Allison, Leesburg The Economist-in-Chief Since Donald Trump took office in January 2017 through January 2018, he has crowed that the surge in the Dow Jones and the S&P indexes were all the result of his so-called economic policies. If that is true, I have yet to hear him taking any responsibility for the roller coaster ride that we have now experienced since January. In the last three months, the Dow has lost 2,500 points and the S&P has lost 230 points, both nearly 10 percent. With his irresponsible (and unsupported by his own administration) proclamation of his ill-advised and onerous tariffs to be imposed on China, Mexico, Canada and other nations, the markets have responded in a state of semi-panic. Dont know about the rest of you, but I know our portfolio has taken a major hit during these last months. And as far as I am concerned, it is all the result of the shoot-from-the-hip style of governing by Donald Trump. If he lived in Florida full-time, he could well be subject to involuntary confinement in a mental health facility pursuant to the Baker Act as he is obviously a danger to himself and others.Daniel Andrews, The Villages Trumps paranoia President Donald Trump, also allegedly known as David Dennison, is becoming more paranoid. Now he declares all the law enforcementŽ coming his way from the Department of Justice are from conflicted people. However, most are registered Republicans and/or persons appointed directly or indirectly by himself. Fortunately, they have put the Rule of Law above political partisanship. If his accusers get any more disgraceful,Ž as he terms them, or people of his and his administrations choosing, they will eventually include Ivanka and Jared, both of whom have become more and more invisible. Attorneyclient relationships do not trump the prosecution of those who commit crimes! Trump said had he known his attorney general would recuse himself he would not have nominated him. Had the Attorney General known he was signing on with a president with so much potential criminal concern in his past, he would have declined. If you were a lawyer, wouldnt you?Choice Edwards, ClermontLETTERS TO THE EDITORFBI director James Comey very likely was the final shove in defeating Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. There were numerous accomplices, including President Donald Trump and Clinton herself, but his assistance had terminal importance and came on top of misdeeds aplenty. Seriously afflicted by the Washington disease of selfworship, Comey has been in the news a lot lately. Fired by Trump, he is attempting to return the favor by degrading this man as morally unfitŽ for the job. To further that cause while serving his own sanctimony and wallet, he has written a book bashing Trumps vulgarity and fierceness. He talks about Trumps small hands and likens him to a mob boss by way of contrasting erudition and civility. Or maybe not. Comey is suspect on a number of fronts, such as his method of leaking the reason he thinks Trump got rid of him, contested statements made under oath and misuse of dirt dug up on Trump by the Clinton presidential campaign. A biggie is the way he trashed FBI protocols, helping make the agency look like a political werewolf. Lets look at the Hillary Clinton email investigation. When the FBI probe was over, Comey appeared in a nationally televised press conference to detail the Clinton misdeeds, showing how she had been grossly negligent, or extremely careless,Ž as he put it. But while he left little doubt that gross negligence was criminal the way the law was written, he concluded there was no criminal intent and that no reasonable prosecutorŽ would bring charges under these circumstances. As others have pointed out, it was not his job to say what a prosecutor should do, but Attorney General Loretta Lynch did follow his advice. All of this was a huge break with protocol … no FBI director had ever before done such a thing … but he explained why in interviews about the book. Just saying the investigation should be dropped could make it look like the Justice Department was in cahoots with the Clintons. He knew she would be elected anyway, and so he pointed to her being extremely carelessŽ to make it clear the FBI was not trying to hide anything. This was particularly important because of Bill Clintons secret airplane meeting with Lynch during the investigation. Comey said he did not himself believe there was any conniving by husband Bill to save Hillary, but here was an important reason to go to extra lengths to keep the appearance of legitimacy intact. Then, of course, just 11 days before the election, he announced that the investigation was being reopened, and what loads of people assumed was that something major was up. It turned out to be nothing much, but Clintons poll numbers dropped as Trumps rose. Once more, Comeys excuse is that he thought she would surely win and no mention of the renewed investigation would make it look like something had been hidden to help her victory. So what you have on the one hand is Comey more or less saying Clinton had not broken the law when he more or less confirmed she had. A contrary decision would have damaged her even with Lynch still not prosecuting. On the other hand, his unnecessary elucidation of the law and her actions was hurtful to the campaign. Even more hurtful was his announcing the reopening of the investigation without warrant. What it amounts to is the FBI helping to decide a presidential election. Surprisingly, Comey is not for impeaching Trump. He thinks the American people should face up to their mistake in electing him and correct it. At the same time, of course, he is a witness in special counsel Robert Muellers quest for an impeachable crime. What will Comeys contradictions add up to this time? Jay Ambrose is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service. Readers may email him at speaktojay@aol.com. Comey no friend of Clinton or Trump OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comThis gen erations Florida Constitution Revision Commission has concluded, and its a good thing another wont form again for 20 years. It may take the state that long to recover from this one. In its final meeting Monday, the 37-member commission defied its critics and dissenters by approving a whopping 12 proposed constitutional amendments for the Nov. 6 ballot. But that number doesnt tell the whole story. Unlike the Legislature, the CRC is not bound by any rule requiring individual amendments to be limited to a single subject. Nor is there review of the ballot language by the Florida Supreme Court, which is required for citizen initiatives. The CRC took full advantage of that by bundling several unrelated issues into eight packages, forcing voters to take the good with the bad. That means that some worthy proposals may be torpedoed by being harnessed to unpopular ones, or that some bad ideas will be dragged across the 60 percent threshold for voter approval because they were hitched to highly appealing measures. For example, the CRC merged three education proposals. One would require civics education in public schools, one would impose twoterm limits on school board members, and one would allow charter schools to bypass locally elected school boards to seek state approval. None has any bearing on the other. And why are offshore drilling and vaping in the same amendment? Commissioner Roberto Martinez suggested breaking out five of the six bundled measures into 15 individual ballot proposals, but he was voted down. The CRCs first mistake was in embracing so many disparate issues, instead of being far more discriminating in what deserves to be part of a constitution. The commission behaved like a quasi-legislature, churning out several proposals that are better suited to be statutes, not enshrined in the Florida Constitution, which already is packed with too much detritus. Then the commission engaged in the classic legislative tactic of logrolling, bundling disparate proposals so at least one will carry the others. From its beginning last year, the CRC appeared to be doing the bidding of House Speaker Richard Corcoran, Senate President Joe Negron and Gov. Rick Scott, who were responsible for appointing 34 of the members. Politics is unavoidable on the CRC, no matter the makeup of the commission. But the 2018 edition differs from the two previous ones (1978 and 1998) by being blatantly aligned with the agendas of its three biggest benefactors. The CRC actually had until May 10 to continue the process, which would have allowed more time to consider unbundling the proposals and voting on the individual merits of each one. Instead, a large majority decided to shove it down the throats of commissioners, and voters. Floridians should respond by rejecting all the bundled amendments in November. That would force the Legislature to do its job by acting on the issues instead of passing the buck. And it might send a strong message to the next CRC in 2038 not to squander such an important opportunity with crass political moves. Daytona Beach News-JournalvOUR OPINIONOpportunity squandered by commission Jay Ambrose The CRCs rst mistake was in embracing so many disparate issues, instead of being far more discriminating in what deserves to be part of a constitution.

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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, April 20, 2018 B1 SPORTS BASEBALL | B4A ROUNDUP OF THE DAY'S MLB ACTION Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com By Fred GoodallThe Associated PressTAMPA „ Tampa Bays DeSean Jackson is eager to put one of the least productive seasons of his NFL career behind him.The speedy receiver joined teammates for the start of the Buccaneers offseason conditioning program this week and reiterated one of his priorities is improving on-the-field chemistry between him and quarter-back Jameis Winston.Jackson signed a threeyear, $33.5 million contract in free agency in 2017, however the Bucs struggled to fully integrate him into an offense counting on him to be the kind of dynamic playmaker he was for nine seasons with the Philadel-phia Eagles and Washington Redskins.It didnt help that Win-ston was slowed much of the season by a shoulder injury that forced him to miss games for the first time in his career.And when the two were on the field at the same time, the 24-year-old quarterback rarely was able to connect with Jackson beyond 20 yards downfield.It was frustrating, but its a part of the process,Ž said Jackson, who had 50 recep-tions for 668 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games „ his least productive season since 2012 (45 catches, 700 yards, two TDs in 11 games).Dealing with a quarterback like Jameis, a younger guy, hes finding his niche and still trying to be everything theyre asking him to be and be accountable for that,Ž Jackson added.With that being said, no one is perfect. Im not per-fect myself. There are plays I could go out and do better myself, too.ŽJackson averaged a career-low 13.4 yards per reception. And for the first time as a pro, he failed to have at least one catch of 60 or more yards in a season. The 31-year-olds longest reception during a season in which the Bucs finished 5-11 and missed the playoffs for the 10th straight season, came on a short catch he turned into a 41-yard gain against New England.As a football team collec-tively, I think everyone has their work cut out for them,Ž Jackson said. Bucs Jackson looks for chemistry with WinstonSee BUCS, B3Browns GM Dorsey keeping quiet on what team will do at the top of this years NFL dra By Tom WithersThe Associated PressBEREA, Ohio „ Browns general manager John Dorsey is old-school cool, from his wardrobe to keeping his plans for the upcoming NFL draft private. Hes not tipping his hand.You know,Ž Dorsey said, a man once told me: Dont show all your cards at once.ŽDorsey kept things close to the vest „ or in his case, a white-and-orange team sweat shirt „ on Thursday during a mandatory pre-draft news conference in which he sidestepped any questions about which quarterback hes considering with the No. 1 overall pick.For months, Cleveland fans have debated whether the team should select Southern Cals Sam Darnold or Wyomings Josh Allen or UCLAs Josh Rosen or Oklahomas Baker Mayfield.Asked point blank, if he had made up his mind, Dorsey scrambled like a QB being blitzed.You know what?Ž he said. Im a guy of processes. Im a guy of structure. Im a guy of systems and Im a creature of habit. Ive done it for 20-some years. But where we are in the process right now, I think the draft is seven days away. But Im very confident in where we are in the process moving forward.ŽThe Associated PressSAN ANTONIO „ LeBron James fought back tears. Former President Bill Clinton offered condolences. Craig Sagers daughter tweeted that she was just sickŽ over the news.Such is the regard that so many, from so many walks of life, have for San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popov-ich, whose 67-year-old wife, Erin, died Wednesday after a long battle with a respiratory problem.Spurs star Manu Ginobili says the team is devastated, we are all hurting.Ž But the players will go out there and competeŽ and respect Popovichs philosophy of playing with fireŽ and determination.Ž Added San Antonios Tony Parker: It puts everything in perspective. Its way bigger than basketball.ŽThe Spurs trail the Golden State Warriors 2-0 in the first round, with the playoff series shifting to San Antonio on Thursday night. The 69-year-old coach ran prac-tice Wednesday but will not be on the sideline for Game 3. Assistant Ettore Messina will coach the team.Clinton reached out on Twitter to the coach and his daughters: I join the NBA family and countless fans across the country who are thinking of you, Jill, and Micky tonight as you mourn the loss of your Erin.ŽThe Spurs asked the media to respect the familys privacy. General manager RC Buford said at Thursdays NBA mourns death of Popovichs wife, ErinCleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey answers questions about the draft during a news conference Thursday at the teams training camp facility in Berea, Ohio. Dorsey wont say which direction the Browns are planning to go in the NFL draft. [TONY DEJAK/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Plans under wrapsIm a guy of processes. Im a guy of structure. Im a guy of systems and Im a creature of habit. Ive done it for 20-some yea rs. But where we are in the process right now, I think the draft is seven days away. But Im very con dent in where we are in the process moving forward.ŽBrowns general manager John Dorsey See BROWNS, B3 See NBA, B3South Sumters Gabriel Dorsey (8) gets to “ rst before Tavares Bryce Bitting (17) can tag him out at a game between South Sumter High School and Tavares High School in Bushnell on Thursday. [PAUL RYAN PHOTOS / CORRESPONDENT] South Sumters Diego Arrendondo (2) gets a hit at a game between South Sumter High School and Tavares High School in Bushnell on Thursday. By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comBUSHNELL „ Mike Foote expects the South Sumter High School baseball team to win every time the Raiders take the field.Then again, when youre only three seasons removed from a state Final Four appearance and are recognized as a perennial district powerhouse, winning becomes an expectation.And as he watched the Raiders go through their paces before Thursdays game against Class 5A-District 6 rival Tavares, the South Sumter coach beamed like a proud father as he spoke about his team. The Raiders were looking to clinch the regular-season championship in the district and the No. 1 in the upcoming district tournament with a win.Only a day earlier, South Sumter blasted the Bulldogs 14-0 in six innings to give both teams a share of first place in the district heading into the final Class 5A-6 con-test for each team.Our coaching staff preaches positivity,Ž said Foote. DominanceSouth Sumter routs Tavares in 100, ve-inning winSee DOMINANCE, B3

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B2 Friday, April 20, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVAUTO RACING 9:30 a.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, ToyotaCare 250, “ nal practice, at Richmond, Va. 11 a.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Toyota Owners 400, practice, at Richmond, Va. 12:30 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Toyota Owners 400, “ nal practice, at Richmond, Va. 4 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, ToyotaCare 250, qualifying, at Richmond, Va. 5:30 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Toyota Owners 400, qualifying, at Richmond, Va. 7 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, ToyotaCare 250, at Richmond, Va. DRAG RACING 9:30 p.m. FS1 „ NHRA, Spring Nationals, qualifying, at Baytown, Texas (sameday tape) GOLF 6:30 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Trophee Hassan II, second round, at Rabat, Morocco 10:30 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Trophee Hassan II, second round, at Rabat, Morocco 12:30 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge, “ rst round, at Ridgedale, Mo. 3:30 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Valero Texas Open, second round, at San Antonio 6:30 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, HUGEL-JTBC LA Open, second round, at Los Angeles GYMNASTICS 1 p.m. ESPN2 „ Women, NCAA Championships, “ rst semi“ nal, at St. Louis 7 p.m. ESPNU „ Women, NCAA Championships, second semi“ nal, at St. Louis MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB „ Kansas City at Detroit 7 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Cleveland at Baltimore OR Pittsburgh at Philadelphia SUN „ Minnesota at Tampa Bay 8 p.m. FS-Florida „ Miami at Milwaukee NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN „ NBA playoffs, Eastern Conference, “ rst round, Game 3, Cleveland at Indiana 8 p.m. ESPN2 „ NBA playoffs, Eastern Conference, “ rst round, Game 3, Toronto at Washington 9:30 p.m. ESPN „ NBA playoffs, Eastern Conference, “ rst round, Game 3, Boston at Milwaukee NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. NBCSN „ NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Eastern Conference, “ rst round, Game 5, Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. USA „ NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Western Conference, “ rst round, Game 5, Minnesota at Winnipeg 9:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Western Conference, “ rst round, Game 5, Colorado at Nashville SOCCER 2:20 p.m. FS2 „ Bundesliga, Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Wolfsburg TODAYS LOCAL SCHEDULETODAYS LOCAL SCHEDULE Have a local sporting event you would like to have included in our schedule? Email details to Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at paul.jenkins@ dailycommercial.com. HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Trinity Christian at First Academy of Leesburg, 6 p.m. Leesburg at South Lake, 7 p.m. Tavares at South Sumter, 7 p.m. Mount Dora at Umatilla, 7 p.m. Wildwood at Citrus, 7 p.m. SOFTBALL Faith Christian at Real Life Christian, 4 p.m. Wildwood at Hernando Christian, 4:30 p.m. Umatilla at Leesburg, 6 p.m. Ocala Vanguard at South Sumter, 6 p.m. Tavares at East Ridge, 6:30 p.m. South Lake at Bishop Moore, 6:30 p.m. PRO BASKETBALL NBA PLAYOFFSAll times EasternFIRST ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE TORONTO 2, WASHINGTON 0April 14: Toronto 114, Toronto 106 April 17: Toronto 130, Washington 119 Today: Toronto at Washington, 8 p.m. Sunday: 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 2, MILWAUKEE 0April 15: Boston 113, Milwaukee 107, OT April 17: Boston 120, Milwaukee 106 Today: Boston at Milwaukee, 9:30 p.m. Sunday: Boston at Milwaukee, 1 p.m. x-Tuesday: Milwaukee at Boston, TBA x-Thursday, April 26: Boston at Milwaukee, TBA x-Saturday, April 28: Milwaukee at Boston, TBAPHILADELPHIA 1, MIAMI 1April 14: Philadelphia 130, Miami 103 April 16: Miami 113, Philadelphia 103 Thursday: Philadelphia at Miami, late Saturday: Philadelphia at Miami, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday: Miami at Philadelphia, TBA x-Thursday, April 26: Philadelphia at Miami, TBA x-Saturday, April 28: Miami at Philadelphia, TBAINDIANA 1, CLEVELAND 1April 15: Indiana 98, Cleveland 80 Wednesday: Cleveland 100, Indiana 97 Today: Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m. Sunday: Cleveland at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. 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 2, MINNESOTA 0April 15: Houston 104, Minnesota 101 Wednesday: Houston 102, Minnesota 82 Saturday: Houston at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Monday: 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 2, SAN ANTONIO 0April 14: Golden State 113, San Antonio 92 April 16: Golden State 116, San Antonio 101 Thursday: Golden State at San Antonio, late Sunday: Golden State at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m. x-Tuesday: 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 2, PORTLAND 0April 14: New Orleans 97, Portland 95 April 17: New Orleans 111, Portland 102 Thursday: Portland at New Orleans, late Saturday: Portland at New Orleans, 5 p.m. x-Tuesday: 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 1April 15: Oklahoma City 116, Utah 108 Wednesday: Utah 102, Oklahoma City 95 Saturday: Oklahoma City at Utah, 10 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma City at Utah, 10:30 p.m. 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, TBAINDIVIDUAL PLAYOFF STATISTICSThrough April 18: SCORING G FG FT PTS. AVG. James, CLE 2 24 20 70 35.0 Antetokounmpo, MIL 2 24 17 65 32.5 Thompson, GOL 2 23 2 58 29.0 Davis, NOR 2 23 10 57 28.5 Durant, GOL 2 19 14 56 28.0 Harden, HOU 2 17 14 56 28.0 Middleton, MIL 2 22 3 56 28.0 Mitchell, UTA 2 21 10 55 27.5 DeRozan, TOR 2 20 9 54 27.0 George, OKC 2 19 4 54 27.0 Holiday, NOR 2 24 3 54 27.0 Oladipo, IND 2 20 6 54 27.0 Wall, WAS 2 15 19 52 26.0 Brown, BOS 2 21 1 50 25.0 Aldridge, SAN 2 16 16 48 24.0 Westbrook, OKC 2 17 12 48 24.0 Rozier, BOS 2 15 9 46 23.0 Saric, PHL 2 16 4 43 21.5 Belinelli, PHL 2 14 7 41 20.5 McCollum, POR 2 16 2 41 20.5 FG PERCENTAGE FG FGA PCT. Johnson, MIA 12 16 .750 McGee, GOL 10 14 .714 Valanciunas, TOR 12 17 .706 Scott, WAS 14 20 .700 Thompson, GOL 23 33 .697 Gobert, UTA 9 13 .692 Henson, MIL 9 13 .692 Capela, HOU 14 21 .667 Wade, MIA 15 23 .652 Middleton, MIL 22 34 .647 REBOUNDS G OFF DEF TOT AVG. Capela, HOU 2 9 19 28 14.0 Davis, NOR 2 6 21 27 13.5 Ilyasova, PHL 2 9 16 25 12.5 Love, CLE 2 6 19 25 12.5 Valanciunas, TOR 2 1 22 23 11.5 Aminu, POR 2 7 15 22 11.0 Antetokounmpo, MIL 2 3 19 22 11.0 Gobert, UTA 2 9 13 22 11.0 James, CLE 2 4 18 22 11.0 Towns, MIN 2 6 16 22 11.0 ASSISTS G AST AVG. Rondo, NOR 2 26 13.0 Wall, WAS 2 24 12.0 Simmons, PHL 2 22 11.0 Lowry, TOR 2 21 10.5 Westbrook, OKC 2 21 10.5 Green, GOL 2 17 8.5 James, CLE 2 17 8.5 Antetokounmpo, MIL 2 15 7.5 Harden, HOU 2 15 7.5 Rubio, UTA 2 14 7.0 PRO HOCKEY NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSAll times EasternFIRST ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE TAMPA BAY 3, NEW JERSEY 1April 12: Tampa Bay 5, New Jersey 2 April 14: Tampa Bay 5, New Jersey 3 April 16: New Jersey 5, Tampa Bay 2 Wednesday: Tampa Bay 3, New Jersey 1 Saturday: New Jersey at Tampa Bay, 3 p.m. x-Monday: Tampa Bay at New Jersey, TBA x-Wednesday, April 25: Tampa Bay at New Jersey, TBABOSTON 2, TORONTO 1April 12: Boston 5, Toronto 1 April 14: Boston 7, Toronto 3 April 16: Toronto 4, Boston 2 Thursday: Boston at Toronto, late Saturday: Toronto at Boston, 8 p.m. x-Monday: Boston at Toronto, TBA x-Wednesday, April 25: Toronto at Boston, TBACOLUMBUS 2, WASHINGTON 1April 12: Columbus 4, Washington 3, OT April 15: Columbus 5, Washington 4, OT April 17: Washington 3, Columbus 2, 2OT Thursday: Washington at Columbus, late Saturday: Columbus at Washington, 3 p.m. x-Monday: Washington at Columbus, TBA x-Wednesday, April 25: Columbus at Washington, TBAPITTSBURGH 3, PHILADELPHIA 1April 11: Pittsburgh 7, Philadelphia 0 April 13: Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 1 April 15: Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 1 Wednesday: Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 0 Today: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. x-Sunday: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, TBA x-Tuesday: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, TBAWESTERN CONFERENCE NASHVILLE 3, COLORADO 1April 12: Nashville 5, Colorado 2 April 14: Nashville 5, Colorado 4 April 16: Colorado 5, Nashville 3 Wednesday: Nashville 3, Colorado 2 Today: Colorado at Nashville, 9:30 p.m. x-Sunday: Nashville at Colorado, TBA x-Tuesday, April 24: Colorado at Nashville, TBA WINNIPEG 3, MINNESOTA 1April 11: Winnipeg 3, Minnesota 2 April 13: Winnipeg 4, Minnesota 1 April 15: Minnesota 6, Winnipeg 2 Aril 17: Winnipeg 2, Minnesota 0 Today: Minnesota at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. x-Sunday: Winnipeg at Minnesota, TBA x-Wednesday, April 25: Minnesota at Winnipeg, TBAVEGAS 4, LOS ANGELES 0April 11: Vegas 1, Los Angeles 0 April 13: Vegas 2, Los Angeles 1, 2OT April 15: Vegas 3, Los Angeles 2 April 17: Vegas 1, Los Angeles 0SAN JOSE 4, ANAHEIM 0April 12: San Jose 3, Anaheim 0 April 14: San Jose 3, Anaheim 2 April 16: San Jose 8, Anaheim 1 Wednesday: San Jose 2, Anaheim 1INDIVIDUAL PLAYOFF STATISTICSThrough April 18:PLAYOFF SCORING LEADERS GP G A PTS Sidney Crosby, PIT 4 5 4 9 Nikita Kucherov, TB 4 4 5 9 David Pastrnak, BOS 3 4 5 9 Artemi Panarin, CLS 3 2 5 7 Jake Guentzel, PIT 4 1 6 7 John Carlson, WAS 3 1 6 7 Gabriel Landeskog, COL 4 3 3 6 Taylor Hall, NJ 4 2 4 6 Brad Marchand, BOS 3 1 5 6GOALS AGAINST AVERAGEName Team GPI MINS GA AVG Marc-Andre Fleury VGK 4 275 3 0.65 Martin Jones SJ 4 239 4 1.00 Matt Murray PIT 4 235 5 1.27 Braden Holtby WAS 2 121 3 1.49 Jonathan Quick LA 4 271 7 1.55 Cory Schneider NJ 3 143 4 1.67 Andrei Vasilevskiy TB 4 239 9 2.26 Connor Hellebuyck WIN 4 219 9 2.47 Devan Dubnyk MIN 4 235 10 2.54 Sergei Bob rovsky CLM 3 227 10 2.64 Tuukka Rask BOS 3 177 8 2.71 Pekka Rinne NAS 4 204 12 3.53 John Gibson ANA 4 216 13 3.59 Michal Neuvirth PHI 1 31 2 3.75 Jonathan Bernier COL 4 217 14 3.87 Petr Mrazek PHI 1 30 2 3.87 Frederik Andersen TOR 3 132 10 4.55 Philipp Grubauer WAS 2 105 8 4.57 Brian Elliott PHI 4 177 14 4.75 Curtis McElhinney TOR 1 47 4 5.11 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 tieToday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.Friday, April 27Real Salt Lake at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, April 28Montreal at Atlanta United FC, 1 p.m. Chicago at Toronto FC, 3 p.m. D.C. United at Philadelphia, 3:30 p.m. San Jose at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at New England, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Minnesota United, 8 p.m. New York at LA Galaxy, 10:30 p.m.Sunday, April 29Orlando City at Colorado, 4 p.m. FC Dallas at New York City FC, 6:30 p.m. Seattle at Los Angeles FC, 9 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLToday National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINEChicago -111 at Colorado +101 at Philadelphia -105 Pittsburgh -105 New York -158 at Atlanta +148 at Milwaukee -157 Miami +147 at St. Louis -176 Cincinnati +164 at Arizona -140 San Diego +130 at Los Angeles -134 Washington +124American Leagueat Chicago Off Houston Off at New York -193 Toronto +178 Cleveland -120 at Baltimore +110 at Detroit (1st) -121 Kansas City +111 at Detroit (2nd) -105 Kansas City -105 at Tampa Bay -114 Minnesota +104 at Texas -107 Seattle -103 Boston -138 at Oakland +128Interleagueat L.A. Angels -134 San Francisco +124NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PlayoffsTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Indiana 1 209 Cleveland at Washington 1 218 Toronto at Milwaukee 6 203 BostonSaturday Houston 4 214 at Minnesota at Utah 4 207 Oklahoma CityNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Stanley Cup PlayoffsTodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Pittsburgh -235 Philadelphia +215 at Nashville -335 Colorado +305 at Winnipeg -215 Minnesota +195Saturdayat Tampa Bay -235 New Jersey +215 Updated odds available at Pregame.com TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLMajor League BaseballMLB „ Promoted Patrick Houlihan to senior vice president and deputy general counsel, Jamie Leece to senior vice president of games and virtual reality and Barbara McHugh to senior vice president of marketing.American LeagueBOSTON RED SOX „ Sent LHP Bobby Poyner on a rehab assignment to Portland (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Optioned OF Greg Allen to Columbus (IL). DETROIT TIGERS „ Optioned LHP Chad Bell to Toledo (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Sent C Salvador Perez on a rehab assignment to Omaha (PCL). NEW YORK YANKEES „ Placed RHP Luis Cessa on the 10-day DL, retroactive to April 18. Reinstated LHP CC Sabathia from the 10-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Optioned RHP Lou Trivino to Nashville (PCL). TEXAS RANGERS „ Signed OF Julio Pablo Martinez as an international free agent. Sent OF Delino DeShields to Frisco (Texas) on injury rehabilitation assignment. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Optioned CF Dalton Pompey and CF Anthony Alford to Buffalo (IL). Reassigned CF Anthony Alford to the minor leagues. National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES „ Designated LF Lane Adams for assignment. Recalled RHP Matt Wisler from Gwinnett (IL). CINCINNATI REDS „ Fired manager Bryan Price and pitching coach Mack Jenkins. Named Jim Riggleman interim manager. Promoted Louisville (IL) manager Pat Kelly to interim bench coach and Pensacola (SL) pitching coach Danny Darwin to interim pitching coach. MIAMI MARLINS „ Placed LHP Chris OGrady on the 10-day DL, retroactive to April 17. Recalled RHP Merandy Gonzalez from Jacksonville (SL). Sent 3B Martin Prado on a rehab assignment to Jupiter (FSL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Recalled OF Tyler ONeill from Memphis (PCL). Optioned RHP John Brebbia to Memphis.Atlantic LeagueSUGAR LAND SKEETERS „ Announced the contract of RHP Jeff Johnson was purchased by the Acereros de Monclova (Mexican).Can-Am LeagueNEW JERSEY JACKALS „ Signed RHP Jordan Wellander. TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES „ Signed RHPs Ethan Elias and Owen Boon.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueNFL „ Named Dr. Nicholas Theodore chairman of the NFL head, neck and spine committee. ARIZONA CARDINALS „ Signed CB Marcus Williams to a one-year contract. CHICAGO BEARS „ Signed WR Marlon Brown and DE Nick Williams. Waived WR Mekale McKay. CLEVELAND BROWNS „ Signed DL Jamie Meder. DETROIT LIONS „ Waived CB Adairius Barnes. MIAMI DOLPHINS „ Re-signed OT Vernon Carey, WR Chris Chambers, DE Jeff Cross, LB-DE A.J. Duhe, P Brandon Fields and DT Paul Soliai to one-day contracts, in order to of“ cially retire as members of the Dolphins. NEW YORK GIANTS „ Released WR Brandon Marshall.Canadian Football LeagueWINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS „ Signed DB Tyneil Cooper and QBs Alex Ross and Tyler Stewart.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueNHL „ Suspended Nashville F Ryan Hartman one game for an illegal check to the head of Colorados Carl Soderberg. CAROLINA HURRICANES „ Named Paul Krepelka vice president of hockey operations. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING „ Reassigned F Matthew Peca to Syracuse (AHL).American Hockey LeagueGRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS „ Signed G Justin Fazio to an amateur tryout.ECHLREADING ROYALS „ Announced G John Muse was reassigned to Lehigh Valley (AHL) and F Steven Swavely was returned to the team from Lehigh Valley. VICTORIA ROYALS „ Assigned F Noah Gregor San Jose (AHL).SOCCERMajor League SoccerMLS „ Suspended San Jose D Harold Cummings one additional match and “ ned him an undisclosed amount for violent conduct in the 90-plus minute of an April 7 match against Philadelphia. Fined Vancouver M Felipe and Houston F Alberth Elis undisclosed amounts for simulation/ embellishment.U.S. Soccer FederationUSSF „ Named Jay Berhalter chief commercial and strategy of“ cer, Neil Buethe chief communications of“ cer, Eric Gleason chief “ nancial of“ cer, Lydia Wahlke chief legal counsel, Nico Romeijn chief sport development of“ cer, Ryan Mooney chief soccer of“ cer and Tonya Wallach chief talent and inclusion of“ cer.COLLEGESBUCKNELL „ Named Jermaine Truax director of athletics & recreation. KANSAS STATE „ Announced mens sophomore basketball G Brian Patrick will transfer. NEW MEXICO „ Granted the release of junior G Chris McNeal from the mens basketball team. NORTH DAKOTA STATE „ Signed coach Chris Klieman to a two-year contract extension. NYU „ Named Dagan Nelson mens basketball coach. ST. ANSELM „ Named Taylor Lucas offensive line coach. SETON HALL „ Named Tony Skinn mens assistant basketball coach. TENNESSEE „ Signed athletic director Phillip Fulmer to contract extension through 2021. AUTO RACING UPCOMING RACESAll times EasternNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP TOYOTA O WNERS 400Site: Richmond, Virginia Schedule: Today, practice, 11:05 a.m. and 12:35 p.m. (FS1), qualifying, 5:30 p.m. (FS1); Saturday, race, 6:30 p.m., FOX Track: Richmond Raceway (oval, 0.75 miles). Race distance: 300 miles, 400 laps. Last year: Brad Keselowski picked up his second win of 2017. Last race: Kyle Busch won the weather-delayed race at Bristol. Fast facts: It was the second win in as many weeks for Busch. He held off runner-up Kyle Larson, who led a race-high 200 laps on Monday. ... Busch has a 59-point lead over Joey Logano heading to Richmond. Kevin Harvick is third, but he has a series-high three wins and 12 playoff points. ... Ford says it plans to bring back the Mustang for the 2019 season. Next race: Geico 500, April 29, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Alabama. Online: www.nascar.com NASCAR XFINITY TOYOTAC ARE 250Site: Richmond, Virginia Schedule: Today, practice, 8 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. (FS1), qualifying, 4:05 p.m. (FS1), race, 7 p.m. (FS1) Track: Richmond Raceway. Race distance: 187.5 miles, 250 laps. Last year: Kyle Larson won despite leading just 10 laps. Last race: Ryan Preece took “ rst in Bristol. Fast facts: Last weekends race was just the second career win for Preece, who also won at Iowa in 2017. Preece pocketed a $100,000 bonus thanks to the Dash 4 Cash program for series regulars and was the fourth different driver to win at Bristol for team owner Joe Gibbs. ... Elliott Sadler, who has seven top-10 “ nishes in as many races, enters this weekend with a six-point lead over Daniel Hemric. Next race: Sparks Energy 300, April 28, Talladega Superspeedway. Online: www.nascar.com NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCKLast race: John Hunter Nemechek won at Martinsville on March 26. Next race: May 4, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware. Online: www.nascar.com VERIZON INDYCAR GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMASite: Birmingham, Alabama Schedule: Today, practice, 12:15 & 3:50 p.m., Saturday, practice, 11:50 a.m., qualifying, 4:05 p.m.; Sunday, race, 3:30 p.m. (NBCSN) Track: Barber Motorsports Park (road, 2.38 miles). Race distance: 207 miles, 90 laps. Last year: Josef Newgarden held off Scott Dixon and Simon Pagenaud. Last race: Alexander Rossi took control of the championship chase with a dominant weekend at Long Beach. Fast facts: Rossi led 71 of the 85 laps in California for his third IndyCar win. He was also the “ rst pole winner to win the race in 11 years. ... Will Power was second and claimed his 63rd podium “ nish, 16th-best in series history. ... Rookie Zach Veach was fourth as Andretti Autosport took three of the top six spots at Long Beach. ... Through three races, the top “ ve drivers in the standings are from “ ve different teams, with Rossi leading Newgarden by 22 points Next race: IndyCar Grand Prix, May 12, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana. Online: www.indycar.comFORMULA ONELast race: Daniel Ricciardo won in Shanghai, his third victory in three years. Next race: Azerbaijan Grand Prix, April 29, Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan. Online: www.formula1.com PRO FOOTBALL 2018 NFL DRAFT ORDERAt Dallas, April 26-28First Round1. Cleveland 2. New York Giants 3. New York Jets (from Indianapolis) 4. Cleveland (from Houston) 5. Denver 6. Indianapolis (from N.Y. Jets) 7. Tampa Bay 8. Chicago 9. San Francisco 10. Oakland 11. Miami 12. Buffalo (from Cincinnati) 13. Washington 14. Green Bay 15. Arizona 16. Baltimore 17. Los Angeles Chargers 18. Seattle 19. Dallas 20. Detroit 21. Cincinnati (from Buffalo) 22. Buffalo (from Kansas City) 23. New England (from LA Rams) 24. Carolina 25. Tennessee 26. Atlanta 27. New Orleans 28. Pittsburgh 29. Jacksonville 30. Minnesota 31. New England 32. Philadelphia GOLF EUROPEAN TOURTROPHEE HASSAN IIThursdays leaders at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam (Red Course), Rabat, Morocco Purse: $3.1 million. Yardage: 7,615; Par: 73First RoundBradley Dredge, Wales 67 Alvaro Quiros, Spain 67 Erik Van Rooyen, South Africa 68 Lorenzo Gagli, Itay 68 Oliver Fisher, England 68 Joakim Lagergren, Sweden 68 Lee Slattery, England 69 Michael Hoey, N. Ireland 69 Benjamin Rusch, Switzerland 69 Ashun Wu, China 69 Austin Connelly, Canada 69 Matthias Schwab, Austria 70 Seungsu Han, United States 70 Nino Bertasio, Italy 70 Andrew Dodt, Australia 70 Daniel Brooks, England 70 Raphael Jacquelin, France 70 Steven Brown, England 70 Adrian Otaegui, Spain 70 Callum Shinkwin, England 70 Stephen Gallacher, Scotland 70 Nacho Elvira, Spain 70 Maximilian Kiefer, Germany 70AlsoSean Crocker, United States 71 David Lipsky, United States 72 Danial Im, United States 74 Chase Koepka, United States 76 John Kelly, United States 81UPCOMING TOURNAMENTSAll times EasternPGA TOUR VALERO TEXAS OPENSite: San Antonio. Course: TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks). Yardage: 7,435. Par: 72. Purse: $6.2 million. Winners share: $1,116,000. Television: Today, 3:30-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (NBC Sports). Defending champion: Kevin Chappell. Last week: Satoshi Kodaira won the RBC Heritage. FedEx Cup leader: Justin Thomas. Notes: Sergio Garcia is playing for the “ rst time since 2010. Garcia was a consultant on the AT&T Oaks Course. ... Joaquin Niemann of Chile made his professional debut at the Texas Open. He already has conditional status on the Web. com Tour. ... Among those getting a sponsor exemption is Chris Paisley of England, who has not played on U.S. soil since his college days at Tennessee. Shubhankar Sharma makes his third start in Texas this year, following appearances at the Dell Match Play in Austin and the Houston Open. ... The “ eld includes Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk and Presidents Cup captain Ernie Els. ... The Texas Open will move next year to the week before the Masters. ... The RBC Heritage was the 10 sudden-death playoff on the PGA Tour this season. ... Adam Scott returns to San Antonio for the “ rst time since 2011. He won the Texas Open in 2010, the “ rst time it was held at the AT&T Oaks course. ... Zach Johnson (200809) is the last player to successfully defend at the Texas Open. Next week: Zurich Classic. Online: www.pgatour.com LPGA TOUR HUGEL-JTBC CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Los Angeles. Course: Wishire CC. Y ardage: 6,450. Par: 71. Purse: $1.5 million. Winners share: $225,000. Television: Today, 6;30-9:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 6-9 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: New tournament. Last week: Brooke Henderson won the Lotte Championship in Hawaii. Race to CME Globe leader: Inbee Park. Notes: The LPGA Tour returns to Los Angeles for the “ rst time since 2005. The Of“ ce Depot Championship was held at various courses from 2001 to 2005. Annika Sorenstam won the last time it was held at Wilshire Country Club in 2001. ... The LPGA Tour has four tournaments in California. The Kia Classic was in Carlsbad, the ANA Inspiration was in Rancho Mirage and next week the women return to San Francisco. ... Henderson already has six LPGA Tour victories at age 20. The record for a Canadian is eight victories by Sandra Post. ... Natalie Gulbis is playing on a sponsor exemption. ... For the second straight year, eight players have won the “ rst eight events on the LPGA Tour schedule. ... Wilshire hosted a PGA Tour Champions event from 1995 to 2000, and the Los Angeles Open on the PGA Tour in 1944. Next week: LPGA Mediheal Championship in San Francisco. Online: www.lpga.com PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS BASS PRO SHOPS LEGENDS OF GOLF AT BIG CEDAR LODGESite: Ridgedale, Mo. Courses: Buffalo Ridge Springs ( Yardage: 6,963. Par: 71); Top of the Rock ( Yardage: 1,404. Par: 27); Mountain Top ( Yardage: 1,927. Par: 39 for 13 holes). Purse: $1.8 million. Winners share: 348,750. Television: Today, 12:30-3 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champions: Vijay Singh and Carlos Franco. Last week: Steve Flesch won the Mitsubishi Electric Classic. Charles Schwab Cup leader: Steve Stricker. Notes: Top of the Rock and now Mountain Top are the only par-3 courses used in a PGA Toursanctioned tournament. ... Two-man teams will play Buffalo Ridge (fourballs) on Thursday. Half the “ eld will alternate Friday and Saturday at Top of the Rock (foursomes on the front, fourballs on the back) and Mountain Top (fourballs). The “ nal round is Top of the Rock. ... Singh won his “ rst PGA Tour Champions title last year. He added a second title at the Toshiba Classic earlier this year. ... The Charles Schwab Cup is changing the format for the playoffs. Instead of the points being reset for the “ nal event, each of the three playoff events will be worth double points. ... Steve Stricker is in the “ eld at the Legends of Golf. He is the only multiple winner on the PGA Tour Champions this year. Next week: Insperity Invitational. Online: www.pgatour.com/champions WEB.COM TOUR NORTH MISSISSIPPI CLASSICSite: Oxford, Miss. Course: The Country Club of Oxford. Yardage: 7,028. Par: 72. Purse: $550,000. Winners share: $99,000. Television: None. Defending champion: New tournament. Last tournament: Sam Burns won the Savannah Golf Championship. Money leader: Sungjae Im. Next week: United Leasing & Finance Championship. Online: www.pgatour.com/webcomBASEBALLLake-Sumter 9, Seminole 1Angel Padilla went 4 for 4 with a home run while Robbie Scott and Seth Martin added three hits apiece to lead Lake-Sumter State College to a 9-1 win over Seminole State on Wednesday in Sanford.Cameron Recny (3-5) picked up the win, holding Seminole to one run on five hits in seven innings of work. Recny struck out four and walked three. Quinn Echelson and Xavier Rodriguez combined for two hitless innings of relief to close out the win.LSSC improves to 16-29-1 overall and 8-13 in Mid-Florida Confer-ence play while Seminole falls to 22-26 overall and 5-16 in the conference.ROUNDUP IN BRIEFNotre Dame, Alabama set to meet in 2028, 2029Iconic football pro-grams Alabama and Notre Dame will meet in two season openers, starting in a decade. Notre Dame holds a 5-2 advantage in their meetings. The Associated Press

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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, April 20, 2018 B3And as long as we put in the time, which is here on the field and in the meeting rooms, thats all you can really ask for,Ž Jackson said.Put your best foot forward and just strive to be the best you can be day in and day out. ... Im going to do the best I can to continue to get open, stay electric, stay fast and do what I need to do to help this team as far as big plays or whatever it is theyre asking.ŽJackson recently accepted Winstons invita-tion to join the quarterback for two days of work at Florida State, Winstons alma mater.I was able to get down there to his stomping grounds, his roots in Tal-lahassee. We got a little bit of work done. It was just a part of the process,Ž the receiver said.I think its great,Ž Winston, preparing for his fourth season, said. I think it really is just me understanding who DeSean is and me understanding how DeSean is. You dont get a chance to play with that electrictype of player often, so I knew I had to make it intentional to reach out to him and try to build that connection.ŽJackson is not sure how long hell remain in Tampa for voluntary work the team began Monday. Hes spent the bulk of his offseason in California throughout his career and has no plans to change a routine thats been a big part of his success.Nevertheless, he felt it was important to show faceŽ for the start of the conditioning program in Tampa, where he briefed coach Dirk Koetter and teammates about his plans.When Im here Ill give it my full go and work as hard as I can. When Im gone, Ill be doing the same thing,Ž Jackson said. A lot of times, people judge, Oh hes not here, hes not working, or what-ever the case may be. When Im gone, Im working just as hard.Ž BUCSFrom Page B1And so it went for nearly 30 minutes as Dorsey, who was hired in December to fix a franchise mired in losing, offered few clues on what he intends to do with either of his first-round picks. The Browns also own the No. 4 selection.The team is expected to draft a quarterback first, but Dorsey said hes leaving his options „ including a trade „ open and that hes even considered using the first pick on Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, considered by some draft experts to be the top overall talent in this years player pool.Why wouldnt I?Ž Dorsey said when asked about Barkley, who dazzled pro per-sonnel at the combine. The guys a really good football player. Absolutely. You cant have enough of them on your team.ŽWhile Barkley is intriguing, quarterback is a priority for the Browns, who are coming off a 0-16 season.Theyve spent three decades in a fruitless search for a long-term answer at the games most important position, and after the previous front office regime passed on the chance to draft either Carson Wentz or Deshaun Watson the past two years, Dorsey has his sights set on getting an elite quarterback now.The Browns have done their due diligence in preparing for the draft. Theyve attended pro days, conducted private workouts and brought Dar-nold, Allen, Rose and Mayfield in for visits to get to know them better.Darnold is believed to be the favorite to wind up in Cleve-land. But there has been a growing buzz that Allen has closed the gap, especially after Sports Illustrated cited an unnamed friend of DorseyŽ predicting the Wyoming QB will be picked by the Browns.Dorsey said no one knows his plans.First off, who is friend of Dorsey?Ž he said. BROWNSFrom Page B1shootaround he spoke to Popovich, who is over-whelmed by the supportŽ but wants our focus to be about the game today.ŽErin and Gregg were best friends who were together for 40 years, and Erins impact and influence on our organization, on our families, on our players and their families will be felt for years to come,Ž Buford said.Popovich has been a mentor to countless players and coaches, never afraid to speak out on social issues or rebuff a wayward question from a reporter. LeBron James calls himself a huge Pop fan.Ž He was vis-ibly upset by the devastating newsŽ after Game 2 of the Cavaliers-Pacers series.The NBA family, we all stick together,Ž James told TNT. I know we compete every night. But something like this happens, it puts everything in perspective.Ž NBAFrom Page B1We expect our kids to respond by playing like were going to win each time we play. And thats how our play-ers approach each game.They believe they can no matter who we play.ŽThe Raiders improved to 15-6 on the season and 8-2 in Class 5A-6 with a convincing 10-0 win Thursday in five innings. Tavares fell to 15-7 overall and 7-3 in the district. Many prep fans in Lake and Sumter counties believed this would be the year South Sumter began to come back to the rest of the district after dominating for much of the previous two seasons. The Raiders had been hit hard by graduation since reaching the Class 4A Final Four in 2015, which stripped the roster of many of the key contributors to that memorable run.Foote, however, never lost faith in his players. I felt we had a pretty good chance to do well this year,Ž said Foote. We have nine seniors on our team … six starters and three reserves who have done whatever weve asked. They are the same players who won the Dixie Youth World Series six years ago and theyve been playing together since then. They know each other and they know their abilities.I thought we would hit the ball well this year and we have, but I was a little concerned about our pitching. After (Daily Commercial All-Area Player of the Year) Matthew Tadlock, our start-ing pitching was a question at the start of the year, but Diego Arredondo and Hector Arre-dondo, who has worked out as a starter and a reliever, have stepped up and done a great job. Plus, our bullpen has been outstanding with guys like Hector, Jake Adams and Gabriel Dorsey.ŽTadlock, in particular, has been dominant in nearly every outing this year. The senior has a 5-1 record with a 2.14 ERA, while holding opponents to a .226 batting average.Following his overpowering complete-game effort against Tavares on Wednesday … he surrendered just six singles while striking out six … Tad-lock has struck 51 in 36 innings this season and allowed only 13 walks.Despite the sterling numbers, Foote is quick to point out the Raiders have plenty of work left to do.Our goal is to win a state championship,Ž said Foote. South Sumter has never won a state title in baseball and we want to bring that to the school. But, we have to get there and we have a lot of work ahead of us to have a shot (at a state championship). Right now, were concerned with beating Tavares and closing out our regular season on a good note before the district tournament and regionals.We have to stay focused and keep winning.ŽOn Thursday, the Raiders jumped on Tavares starting pitcher Tyler Snow for three runs in the first inning, two more in the fourth and five window-dressing scores in the fifth to seal the win. The Raiders hammered out eight hits against Snow.The Bulldogs defense also struggled, committing five errors which led to seven unearned runs.Snow went 4 ‡ innings, surrendering 10 hits. Nick Grice finished up in relief for the Bulldogs. Tavares had only three hits … doubles by Tyler Smith and Lawson Schumacher and a single by Tucker Horsley.South Sumter starter Diego Arredondo picked up the win. He kept the Bulldogs off bal-ance with an array of pitches he could consistently throw for strikes.Deontae Grant and Arre-dondo had two hits apiece and combined to score six runs for the Raiders. DOMINANCEFrom Page B1

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T„3:02.A„16,927(47,943).BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSTigers13,Orioles8: LeonysMartin hithis“rstbig-leaguegrandslam, JeimerCandelariohadfourhitsand threeRBIs,andDetroitextendedBaltimoreslosingstreaktosix.Jordan Zimmermann(1-0)gaveupfour runsandsevenhitsin,allowingtwo homerunstoMannyMachadoand onetoChrisDavis.Zimmermannwas pitchingforthe“rsttimesincebeing hitinthejawbyalinedroveoffthe batofClevelandsJasonKipnison April11. Cubs8,Cardinals5: JonLesterwas dominantthroughsixinningsoftwohitballinhis100thstartasCub,and JasonHeywardhitatwo-runhomer. KrisBryantandKyleSchwarbereach hadtwoRBIsasChicagotooka6-1 leadaftertwoinnings.EveryCubs starterhadahit,includingthree byAnthonyRizzoandtwoeachby Heyward,SchwarberandJavier Baez.Lester(2-0)didntallowahit untilJeddGyorkolinedasingleto leftwithoneoutinthe“fth. Astros9,Mariners2: Charlie Mortonpitchedseveninnings ofthree-hitball,andJoseAltuve hitathree-rundouble.Afterlosing theseriesopener,theAstroswon theirthirdstraightbehindanother impressivepitchingperformance. MortonallowedsinglestoRobinson Cano,MitchHanigerandNelson Cruz,andotherwisebaf”edSeattles lineup. 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THISDATEINBASEBALLAPRIL20 1912: FenwayParkwasopenedinBostonandtheRed SoxdefeatedthevisitingNewYorkHighlanders,later knownastheYankees,7-6in11innings.TigerStadium inDetroitalsoopeneditsdoorsastheTigersdefeated theClevelandIndians6-5. 1916: TheChicagoCubsplayedtheir“rstgameat WeeghmanParkrenamedWrigleyFieldin1926defeatingtheCincinnatiReds7-6in11innings. 1920: ManagerGavvyCravathofthePhiladelphiaPhilliesinsertedhimselfasapinchhitterandbeattheNew YorkGiantswithathree-runhomer,3-0.Itwashislast homeruninthemajors. 1938: ClevelandsBobFellerpitchedthe“rstof12 careerone-hitters,beatingtheSt.LouisBrowns9-0. 1939: Inhis“rstmajorleaguegame,TedWilliamshita 400-footdoubleinfourat-batsastheBostonRedSox lost2-0toNewYorkatYankeeStadium. 1967: TomSeaveroftheNewYorkMetsrecordedhis “rstmajorleaguevictorywitha6-1triumphoverthe ChicagoCubs.Seaverwent72-3inningsandgaveup eighthitsandonerun. 1982: TheAtlantaBravesrecordedtheir12thconsecutivevictoryfromthebeginningoftheseasona4-2 decisionoverCincinnatiinAtlantaandeclipsedthe majorleaguerecordsetayearearlierbytheOakland As. 1988: TheBaltimoreOriolessetamajorleaguerecord withtheir14thstraightdefeatatthestartofthe season,losingtotheMilwaukeeBrewers8-6.WEDNESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Detroit6,Baltimore5 TampaBay4,Texas2 Oakland12,Chi.WhiteSox11,14inn. Toronto15,KansasCity5 Minnesota2,Cleveland1,16inn. Boston9,L.A.Angels0 Houston7,Seattle1 NationalLeague St.LouisatChicagoCubs,ppd. Pittsburgh10,Colorado2 Milwaukee2,Cincinnati0 N.Y.Mets11,Washington5 Atlanta7,Philadelphia3 SanFrancisco4,Arizona3,10inn. L.A.Dodgers13,SanDiego4 SATURDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague TorontoatN.Y.Yankees,1:05p.m. KansasCityatDetroit,1:10p.m. ClevelandatBaltimore,4:05p.m. MinnesotaatTampaBay,6:10p.m. HoustonatChi.WhiteSox,7:10p.m. SeattleatTexas,8:05p.m. BostonatOakland,9:05p.m. NationalLeague CincinnatiatSt.Louis,2:15p.m. PittsburghatPhiladelphia,4:05p.m. MiamiatMilwaukee,7:10p.m. N.Y.MetsatAtlanta,7:10p.m. ChicagoCubsatColorado,8:10p.m. SanDiegoatArizona,8:10p.m. WashingtonatL.A.Dodgers,9:10p.m. Interleague SanFranciscoatL.A.Angels,9:07p.m.BASEBALLCALENDARMAY16-17: Ownersmeetings,NewYork. JUNE4: Amateurdraftstarts. JUNE15: Internationalamateursigning periodcloses. JULY2: Internationalamateursigning periodopens. JULY6: Lastdaytosignforamateur draftpickssubjecttodeadline. JULY17: All-StarGame,Washington. JULY29: HallofFameinductions, Cooperstown,N.Y. JULY31: Lastdaytotradeaplayer withoutsecuringwaivers. OCT.2-3: Wild-cardgames. DEC.10-13: Winter meetings,LasVegas. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos16592023.390 MSmithTB1651619.373 MauerMin1244616.364 MoustakasKC16661023.348 LowrieOak19811128.346 JudgeNYY16591520.339 PillarTor17651422.338 GregoriusNYY16511417.333 CanoSea16521317.327 HRamirezBos15591219.322 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. RFlahertyAtl1552819.365 SwansonAtl1667924.358 DPeraltaAri14591121.356 GrandalLAD1454919.352 KempLAD1649717.347 CabreraNYM17671623.343 MartinezStL1759520.339 DickersonPit15611020.328 BryantChC1558919.328 HoskinsPhi17521217.327 ThroughApril18 J umpinforjoyTheTigersJoseIglesias(1)andLeonysMartin(12)celebratetheir13-8winovertheOriolesThursdayinDetroit.[PAULSANCYA/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS] B4 Friday, April 20, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com

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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, April 20, 2018 C1 DRIVETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com Powered by Q: During the past several months Ive encountered a side blind zone system unavailableŽ warning while driving my Chevrolet Tahoe. Since this only happened twice, I figured its not going to be very useful to take it in to the shop. Can you explain how this systemŽ works and what may be going wrong? Ben W.A: Your blind zone warning system consists of left and right objects sensors, each concealed behind the rear bumper fascia (painted plastic trim at the bumper corners), driver and passenger door modules, and driver and passenger (outside) mirrors, which display the alert indicator. Your sensors use radar (electromagnetic waves that bounce off solid objects and return an echo indicating theres something there) to detect a vehicle or object approximately in the vehicles 3:00-5:30 and 6:30-9:00 oclock positions out to about 11 feet, and post a serial data message that is received by the door module on that side. The outside mirror indicator is then requested by the door module. If the turn signal for that side is on, a more urgent flashing message is displayed. Other carmakers may use cameras in the mirrors to detect and classify objects or a combination of several methods to get this done. Reliable sensor operation requires reasonably clear weather, a clean sensor surface, and an occasional object occurring to prove-out radar function. Heavy rain, dirty sensors, snow build-up or perhaps towing a trailer or attaching a bike rack may cause missing alerts or suspended operation. Also, if you are driving in area without roadside features, perhaps the desert, and no vehicles approach for a period of about 15 to 25 minutes, the system may indicate a disabled or unavailable message as it is uncertain of radar functionality. In this case the system will reinitialize at the next key cycle. If your warning message incidents match one of the scenarios mentioned above, there may be nothing to fix, other than keeping sensor surfaces (and/or cameras, on other vehicles) clean. If not, a professional-grade scan tool can be employed to communicate independently with each sensor to proveout consistent functionality. Blind spot warning systems can also be much more sophisticated, perhaps shaking the steering wheel or applying opposite side brakes (gently steers vehicle away) should you begin to turn into a presumably occupied lane. Hondas system quickly brings up a camera view on the center display of the appropriate blind spot as you operate a turn signal. For those of us driving vehicles without this feature, try adjusting the side mirrors like this: Drivers side: Lean left with your head almost touching the door glass, adjust the left mirror so the side of the car is barely visible at the right side of the mirror, or perhaps UNDER THE HOODKeeping your vehicles blind zone system in working order Brad BergholdtBy Robert DufferTribune News ServiceBig has never been so bountiful. Thats a challenge for the 2018 Nissan Armada full-size SUV.The flagship of Nissans flotilla of crossovers contends in a crowded class of redesigned family leviathans spanning from GMs 2015 family of full-sizers to the upstream 2018 Lincoln Navigator to the forthcom-ing Mercedes GLS. The only stale one on the market is the Toyota Sequoia, which is appreciated for its rugged old-school truckness.The redesigned Armada offers value with refine-ment and capability. Its not as flashy or expensive as the competition, and the in-car technology carries far too many buttons to be intuitive, but it checks all the impor-tant boxes for an eight-seat truck-based family hauler.Moving away from the Titan pickup truck platform it shared since its inception in 2004, Armada now uses a more refined platform shared with the Patrol SUV sold elsewhere in the world and the upmarket Infiniti QX80.Visually it looks similar to the QX80 but starts at $20,000 less. Its over an inch longer, presumably due to the rear bumper, though the wheelbase and height have shrunk by more than 2 inches, making it look more proportionate than the bulky outgoing model. Add the dark chrome accents of the tester for $3,000, including 20-inch dark chrome wheels, and the similarities to its platform-mate are even more striking.The similarities end on the inside, though the Armada is still very nicely equipped in the top-of-the-line Platinum Reserve trim level. Because it rides high even in the lowest seating position, and because the rear head-rests can limit rear visibility, Nissan uses an intelligent rearview mirrorŽ which has a camera view from the top of the rear liftgate projected onto the actual mirror, in addition to the standard backup camera in the 8-inch touch screen. Instead of glancing in the mirror and seeing a gaggle of cackling tweens, for instance, youll see what traffic is behind you and in the blind spot before changing lanes. Power liftgate comes with the Platinum, so closing it from the drivers seat when the kids forget is simple. Third-row ‡ split seats also get the power treatment for easy flat-floor storage, and the handle on the side of the second row ‡ split seats is durable yet easy enough to be operated by grade school-ers getting in the third row. Those same grade school-ers might have too much fun playing with the reclining third-row seats, until they are lulled to sleep on the holiday road. Headroom and legroom is ample back there for under 6-footers, while the second row is one of the most spacious in the fullsize class. It is a split bench seat that doesnt slide up or back, however, and getting out from the third row with the seat-top latch requires a bit more muscular hand dexterity. Second row slides forward for easy third-row ingress, and lays flat for a full flat floor for transport-ing folding tables and chairs, and a pinata or two.Despite being powered by a Titanesque 390-horsepower 5.6-liter V-8 engine that Nissan calls best in class, the ride is surprisingly refined and quiet. Acceleration is lovely for such a behemoth, but it steers and handles exactly like what it is. The seven-speed transmission replacing the outgoing five-speed is smooth and predictable, and the fourwheel-drive powertrain as a whole churns out 394 pound-feet of torque, good enough to tow 8,500 pounds. Direct injection and variable valve timing combine Big and bountiful2018 Nissan Armada: The beauty of this beast is valueThe 2018 Nissan Armada full-size SUV may not be as ” ashy or expensive as the competition, but it checks all the important boxes for an eight-seat truck-based family hauler. [NISSAN / TNS] Vehicle type: Full-size SUV Base price: $62,090 As tested: $65,400 (excluding $1,295 destination) Mpg: 13 city, 18 highway Engine: 5.6-liter Endurance V-8 Transmission: Sevenspeed automatic Parting shot: Good balance of value and re“ nement.2018 Nissan Armada at a glance By Barry SpykerTribune News ServiceThe folks at BMWs storied M division „ thats M for Motorsport „ probably never imagined that one day the MŽ badge would be affixed to a top-line luxury sedan.After all, the divisions task, when it was founded in 1972 with only eight employees, was to modify engines, suspensions and aerodynamics, and build a successful racing program. Kudos to its successes, including the E30, M1 and M3, and the 3.0 CSL, which dominated European touring races for years. So what business does the 760xi have wearing the M badge? Well, it may not be track-qualified like the M4 but, with a V-12 and 601 horses under the hood, it has the right stuff to wear the badge. The 760xi was the first 7-Series car to don it at last years introduction, and it returns for 2018 with some tweaks and the same growl and get-up.Hit the accelerator and watch the front end lift up like a thoroughbred lurching forward. The 6.6-liter twin-turbo V-12, with 590 pound-feet of torque, darts to 60 mph in a mere 3.6 seconds. Thats amazing for a 5,000-pound luxury car. Regulating the speed is an ultra-smooth 8-speed transmission that whips through the gears so swiftly it becomes an afterthought.But what about handling and agility? Surely this long-wheelbase beast cant get out of its own way on corners. Well, the 760xi is equipped with an all-wheel-drive system BMW calls xDrive, and, surprisingly, it remains nicely poised on twisty roads and corners.BMW kept the weight to a minimum using layered aluminum and carbon fiber in the body structure, but with a V-12 engine its still front-heavy with a weight distribution of 54-46.Driving modes include Comfort, Sport, Eco-Pro and, best of all, Adaptive, which adjusts air suspension, power steering and transmission to your driving style and the road conditions. Add the Autobahn package for even more pre-cision: Active Comfort Drive with Road Preview uses cameras to survey the road ahead and make necessary adjustments.Around town, the big fella can park itself. And, with remote parking, you can even step out of the car, touch the miniscreen on the key fob and watch the car squeeze itself into a tight space.Plenty of gizmos inside, too. BMW introduced the BMW M760xi is a luxury sedan with a racy character The 2018 BMW M760Li xDrive is a luxury sedan with a racy character. [BMW / TNS] MSRP: $153,800 As tested: $171,895 „ includes ” at brown metallic paint ($5,200), Merino leather ($4,000), driver assist package ($1,700), Luxury rear seating package ($1,800) Whats all the excitement? Adding M division features and performance raises the bar for BMWs top-line vehicle Powertrain: 6.6.-liter twin-turbocharged engine gets 601 hp and 590 pound-feet of torque; mated to 8-speed transmission Hows the performance? How does 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds sound? Beautifully poised on twisty roads, too What about fuel economy? Thats why theres a gas guzzler tax ($1,700). EPA-rated at 13 mpg city, 20 highway, for a combined 16 mpg2018 BMW M760xi See NISSAN, C2 See BMW, C2 See SYSTEM, C2

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C2 Friday, April 20, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com DIDYOUKNOW PoweredByAnewstudyfoundthatsome peoplemaybedrowsydriversbut notevenknowit. AUTOMOTIVE AUTOBITSSurveyseeksinfooncomfort withautonomouscarsBestRide.comisworking withCarTalk,MITandthe NewEnglandMotorPress Associationtoextendthe researchdoneinunderstand-inghowcomfortabledriversarewithautonomoustechnology.TheMITAgeLabisagain presentingasurveythatasks pointedquestionsabout yourexperience,interestand knowledgeofautonomous technologies.Toenticeyoua b it,ifyoutakeitbeforeApril 27,youllbeenteredintoa drawingforoneof10$50AmazonGiftCards. Thelastsurveyresultswerethebasisforawhitepaper producedbyMITsAgeLablastyear.TheAgeLabwillusethisyearsdatatounderstandhowopinionsarechangingasthistechnologybecomesmorewidespread. „CraigFitzgerald B estRide.com TheListAnewstudybyused-car listingsiteiSeeCars.comfoundthefollowingcarsaremorelikelytolast200,000milesormore: RankModel 1ToyotaAvalon 1HondaOdyssey 3HondaAccord 4FordTaurus 5ToyotaSienna 6ToyotaCamry 6ChevroletImpala 8ToyotaPrius 9NissanMaxima 10ChryslerPacifica „MoreContentNowByGregZylaMoreContentNowEntryPrice: $18,095 PriceasTested: $27,720 Thisweek,weredriving the2018Mazda3,delivered inhatchbackfive-door designandfinishedin upper-classGrandTouring designation.TheMazda3 hatchbackissiblingtothe Mazda3four-doorsedan, whichoffersanexcellent entrymodelcalledSportat just$18,095whilethefivedoorhatchbackSportstarts at$19,345. Althoughmuchsmallerin companysizethanJapans bigthreeŽofToyota, Nissan,andMazdahasbeen abletocarvequiteaname foritselfwithbothniche vehicles(RX7andMiata) andfamilysedansthat attractconsumersfromall demographiccategories. Mazdavehicleshave beensuccessfulinthe UnitedStatesdatingback totheearly1970s,when WankelRotaryengine Mazdasedansroamedthe highways.Theuseofthe Rotaryexpandedsolely totheMazdaRX-7sports carmodels,whichtoday arepopularwithcollectors althoughnolongeravailable.However,lookforan all-newMazdaRX-Vision, whichiscurrentlybeing displayedatmajorcar showsworldwideinconceptmode. Mazdasformulaonhow tobuildacarandfollow throughwithinnovative marketingisprovenwith itsSpreadYourWings,Ž Zoom-Zoom,Žand SkyactivŽnomenclature advertisements.Notable tooisMazdascorporate commitmenttoroadracing inprofessionalprototype, RoadtoIndyŽseriesand amateurSCCAMiataracing endeavors.And,consideringthatsome5million Mazda3shavebeensold inallshapesandsizes worldwide,corporatemarketingsuccessfullykeeps itscompactclassMazda3 onanentry-pricedietwhile offeringupgradedmodels forthosewhocanaffordto spendmoreontheirMazda. Potentialbuyerscan restassuredthatevenif theychoosethebaseentry Mazda3ineithersedan orhatchbackstyles,they receivealloftheMazda Skyactivtechnologythat isbuiltintoeveryMazda. TheonlyrealMazda3differencesarehowmany amenitiesapotentialbuyer desiresasthetwoMazda3 modelsofsedanandhatchbackdifferonlyinoutward designwithmotivation comingfromidentical powertrains.ThreedesignationsofSport,Touring andGrandTouringare available. MazdasSkyactivtheory currentlycentersofits useoftwofinelytuned enginescoupledtomatched drivetrainmechanicals foroptimalMazda3performance.Theentry Sportreliesona2.0-liter four-cylinderthatproduces155-horsersand150 lb.ft.oftorque,usually enoughformostoftodays Mazda3owners.Amanual six-speedisstandardwith asix-speedautomatic optionalfor$1,050more. Asecondlargerengine powerstheTouringand GrandTouringmodelsand comesin2.5-literfour-cylinderblueprintanddelivers 184horsesand185lb.ft.of torque. Fueleconomyisahigh noteonboth,asaMazda3 withthebase2.0fourwith theSportModeautomatic delivers28cityand37 highwaywhilethebigger 2.5literpoweredMazda3 delivers26cityand35highwayMPG. Likes: Hatchbackversatility,Skyactivdoctrine, looks,handling. Dislikes: Someroadand enginenoise,rideabitfirm, lesscargocapacitythan competitors. Nextweek: 2018HyundaiSantaFeSport. GregZylawritesweekly forMoreContentNow andotherGatehouse Mediapublications.TestDrive:2018Mazda32018Mazda3.[MAZDA] with the additional gears to improve fuel economy by 1 mpg to 15 mpg combined, though we averaged 17 mpg at 34 mph. GM and Fords full-size products do it better at 18 mpg combined, which makes fuel economy the biggest deficit of the Armada.The center stack controls arent far behind. After a week with the Armada, there was no greater understand-ing of the layout logic, which includes trip odometer and vehicle info display buttons mounted high up on either side of the gauge cluster. The narrow touch screen is too far removed to want to touch, and a button for every function leads to a lot of unsafe time looking down to figure out which does what.Thats too bad, because the overall feel of the Armada is refined value, even if it doesnt feel as fresh as the competition. NISSANFrom Page C1The 2018 BMW M760Li xDrive offers different driving modes including Comfort, Sport, Eco-Pro and, best of all, Adaptive, which adjusts air suspension, power steering and transmission to your driving style and the road conditions. [BMW / TNS] worlds first gesture con trolŽ (five gestures can be pro-grammed) for its infotainment system: Swirl or swipe a finger at the screen to answer a phone call or adjust radio volume.In the rear, passengers can control the entertainment (including headrest-mounted screens), climate, naviga-tion and seats via a removable 7-inch tablet on the center console. Wide seats recline, massage and even have a flip-down footrest.Not surprisingly for a high-end car, the 760xi comes with tons of standard stuff, like ventilated Nappa leather seats with 20-way adjustment, navigation with 10.2-inch high-res touchscreen, panoramic sunroof, soft-close doors and power trunk lid that can be opened with the swipe of a foot. A Harman Kardon system delivers 1,400 watts of surround-sound through 16 speakers.Advanced technology extends to safety packages, including adaptive cruise control with stop and go function, frontal collision and pedes-trian warnings, lane departure warning and intervention, night vision aids, traffic-jam assist and 3D surround-view cameras. If you expect to pay a fortune for all this technology and luxury, youre not wrong. But the edgy performance that the M brings to the table cer-tainly will make the deal more palatable. BMWFrom Page C1up to of the total mirror image. Right side: Lean right, head near the centerline of the vehicle, adjust right mirror so the side of the vehicle is barely visible at the left edge of the mirror „ or up to view. Adding a small convex stick-on mirror in the lower inside corner of each mirror can also help mixing it up with a vehicle, object or pedestrian in our intended path. SYSTEMFrom Page C1 The 2018 Nissan Armada offers ample headroom and legroom, and the second row of the vehicle is one of the most spacious in the full-size class. [ROBERT DUFFER PHOTOS / TNS] The 2018 Nissan Armada in Platinum Reserve trim is an 8-seat AWD full-size SUV powered by a 390-horsepower 5.6-liter V-8 engine with 7-speed transmission capable of towing 8,500 pounds. It costs $65,400.

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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, April 20, 2018 C3 I ntheTVtraditionofnot reinventingthewheel, CNBChasturnedto sportsforitslatestrealityTVseries,Backin theGame,Žwhichtakes TheProfitŽandapplies itsfinanciallessonsto strugglingretiredathletes. Theformulaisfamiliar, buthostAlexRodriguez makesitappealing. Rodriguezsjobisto helpprofessionalathletes regaintheirfinancialstabilityandtheself-esteem manyofthemlostwhen theirseeminglyendless fortunesturnedintopiles ofdebt.Hisexperienceof risingfromadopingscandaltoreclaimhisreputationandcareerinMajor LeagueBaseballgiveshim anaturalempathywith fellowathleteswhofeel thattheireconomicpressuresareinsurmountable. ItalsogivesA-Rodapass onsomeofthemoreclich moments.Mostofthese happenwhenheplays amateurtherapisttomotivatehisclients,ashedoes inthepilotepisodewhen hescreensoldgamefootagetohelpformerNBA playerJoeSmithreconnecttothatlion„that worldclassathlete.Ž Whetherornotthe footagemotivatesSmith toemotionallymovepast thefactthathenowhas $3,000inthebankafter acareerthatnettedhim $18million,isunclear.But whatisclearisthatRodriguezhasasoundfinancial plantogetSmithbackon track,ifhecommitstoit. Thisiswheretheformula kicksin:Rodriguezoutlines thestrategy,(inthiscase,a seriesofbasketballcamps andprivatelessonsthat Smithwillteach)andlays outthenumbersinsimple terms.Heprojectsfreedom fromdebtinthreeyearsor less.ThenRodriguezleaves anenthusiasticSmithtoit andeveryoneisoptimistic. Hereturnsafewweeks latertocheck-inonSmiths progressonlytodiscover thattheformerstarplayer isbasicallymissingin action.Cuethetoughlove andinspirationalphrases. Smithrecommitshisefforts andnewlyenergized, startsmakingsolidprofits. Rodriguezisproud.Smith isproud.Happyending. Eventhoughtheshow followsthehighsandlows ofthesaving-a-business realityseriesformula, BackintheGameŽhas somethingTheProfitŽand othershowslikeit,lack.It iskinder.Rodriguezhasa sincererapportwithSmith sowhenSmithpredictablyfailssomewhere aroundthe30-minute mark,theformulaslipsinto thebackgroundandthe storycomesintofocus. Anditsaheartfeltone. Smithisathisbreaking point.Hislong-suffering fiancKishaspleasareraw andhonest.AndRodriguez, whospendstimetelling Smiththeharshrealityof hissituation,alsoremains steadfastinhisgenuine desiretohelpthisonce proudathleteregainboth hisfinancialandemotionalhealth.A-Rod,who hasappearedonShark Tank,Žalsogainssomethinghereashebuildshis brand,butthebroadergoal shouldntbedismissed. BackintheGameŽ confrontsadarktruthof professionalsports,which isthat50to80percentofathletesgobrokefive yearsafterretirement. Helpingthem,eveninthe well-wornstructureof arealityshowthatalso happenstobesolidPRfor itshost,isadmirable. MelissaCrawleyisthe authorofMr.Sorkin GoestoWashington: ShapingthePresidenton TelevisionsTheWest Wing.ŽEmailherat staytuned@outlook.com. MOVIES & TV LaBeoufstepsinto shoesofJohnMcEnroe inBorgvs.McEnroeSTAYTUNED ARodscoreswithBackintheGame MelissaCrawleyByEdSymkusMoreContentNowThoughShiaLaBeouf hasturnedinsome excellentperformances „thinkBobby,ŽLawless,ŽFuryŽ„an inordinatenumberof fansseemtoknowhim moreforbeingatthe centerofpublicdisturb ancesorforhisoutspokendislikeofPresident DonaldTrump.Itcould b esaid,then,thatitwas awisechoicetocasthim astennislegendJohn McEnroe„wellknown forpublicdisturbances andnofanofTrump„in Borgvs.McEnroe.Ž LaBeouf,31,recently spokeabouttakingon thepartinToronto.Q:Youwereapproachedto playJohnMcEnroeacouple ofyearsbackina“lmthat w astobecalledSuperbrat.ŽWhydidyouturn thatdownandwhydidyou sayyestothisone?A:TheoneIread b eforethiswasasatire.Itwasnttreating McEnroesstorywith respectorempathy.He wasjustsortofaclown, ascreamingshrew.And itwasntnecessarilythe McEnroerolethatIwas firstattractedto.Iwas afanof(director)Janus Metzsfirstfilm,ArmadilloŽ(adocumentary aboutDanishsoldiersin Afghanistan),andwhen Iheardhewasdoinga tennisfilm,Ithought, What?Thatdoesnt makeanysense!ŽBut Ireadthescriptby RonnieSandahl,and itreallymovedme.Q:Youreplayingareal personhere.Wereyouable toaddmuchtohim,any dramaticlicense?A:IdontfeellikeI addedmuch.Ronnie didhisresearch,and thescriptisprettyfactual.Alotofthestuff onMcEnroeisonline, soyoucanwatchit.For thematchattheend, werehearsedthingslike aballet,includingthe outbursts.Iwouldplay themonascreenright beforewefilmedand lookatwhereeverything was.Itwasverypaintby thenumbers,inaway.Q:DoyoufeelthatMcEnroe hasbeenmisunderstood?A:Yeah!Itsabit likewatchingAmadeus.ŽHeslikethe Mozartcharacter.So,I watchedAmadeusŽa lot.IdontthinkMcEnroeevenunderstood whatwasgoingon. Hewasayoungman, andeverythingwasloud andfast,soIdontthink hewasreallysearchingforanything,he was j usttryingtowin.JohnMcEnroe(Shia LaBeouf)hasatantrum onthetenniscourt.[NEON FILMS] Borgvs.McEnroeNowintheaters BackintheGameŽisonTuesdaysat10p.m.EDTonCNBC.[CNBC] ByEdSymkusMoreContentNowIf,whilewatchingthis newAmySchumercomedy,yougetthefeeling thatyouveseensomethinglikeitbefore,you wontbealone.Oncethe premisegotgoing,other filmsthatcametomind includedbody-switching titleslikeFreakyFridayŽ and13Goingon30.Ž Thisoneevenquotedfrom anotherfilmwithadifferentbutstill-related plotdevice:Big,Žand thebusinessofayoung b oyputtingacoininan arcademachineandsaying, IwishIwerebig,Žthen turningintoTomHanks. InIFeelPretty,Ž SchumerplaysRenee, aNewYorkerstuckina drearyjobandunhappy thatshesnotslimand b eautiful,thatshehasno luckwithguys,andthat shecantseeawayoutof herrut.Butshetries.She joinsacycleexerciseclass (thatdoesntgoverywell), shegoesforadifferentlook withanonlinehairtutorial (tonoavail).Sheshopsfor clothing(butistoldthat itemsinhersizearelimitedŽ).SheandherpalsViv andJane(AidyBryantand BusyPhilipps)tryadatingservice(butdontget beyondthephotostage). Thisisplayedforcheap laughs,anditfeelsalittle cruel.YetwhenReneeis aloneathome,gazingin amirrorandfeelingsaddenedbywhatshesees, therearenolaughs.Thats asignalthatSchumeris goingtogiveamemorable performancehere,andshe doesntdisappoint.She canmakeyouguffawand shecanmakeyousigh. Intime,thefilmdoesnt disappoint,either. Shesalowlyworkerwho helpsruntheonlinesitefor afancy,overpricedmakeup line.Oneofherdreams istomakeittocorporate headquarterswhereshe canhangwiththebeautifulpeople.ŽHerdayis madewhenshecatchesa glimpseofthecompanys CEO,AveryLeClaire (MichelleWilliams,terrific inthepart),whodresses toobrightly,wearsfartoo muchreallyredlipstick, andtalksthewayMarilynMonroeusedtocoo. ItsafterseeingAvery thatReneegoeshome, deflatedbyherownlotin life,andturnsontheTVto seethekidinBigŽgetthe cardthatreadsYourwish isgranted.ŽTheunhappy womanrunsoutside, looksintoabigfountain, tossesacoinandsays,I wishIwasbeautiful.Ž Knowthis:IFeel PrettyŽhasitsplotmoved forwardduetosomeone gettingknockedonthe head,andnotjustonce. Whenithappens,andwhen Reneeawakes,andwhen shelooksinthemirror thistimeandseesanew, improvedŽRenee,the mainstorygetsstarted. Butnooneelseseesher differently.Notinthe movieandnotintheaudience.Reneehasbecome delusionalandisacting outhernewfoundbeauty. Arewesupposedtolaugh atthat?Ididnt,butalot ofpeoplearoundmedid. Yetashortwhile later,withoutnoticinganyspecificchange inmoodoratmosphere oreveninthestyleof humor,Ifoundmyself underthefilmsspell. Thoughsomeofthe humorremainsawkward andalittleforced,itturns intoasweetbutnever cloyingmoviethattakes timetogetoutaserious message:Beyourself. Thenitgetsfunnyagain, sometimesviaslapstick, sometimesundertheguise ofbathroomhumor(takingplaceinabathroom!). EdSymkuswritesabout moviesforMoreContent Now.Hecanbereached atesymkus@rcn.com. IFeelPrettywillmake y oufeelprettygood Renee(AmySchumer)andEthan(RoryScovel)gettoknoweachother.[STX] MOVIEREVIEWIFeelPrettyWrittenanddirectedbyAbby KohnandMarcSilverstein WithAmySchumer,Michelle Williams,RoryScovel,Lauren Hutton RatedPG-13

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DEAR ABBY: I am part of a small social ladies group. The eight of us range in age from mid50s to late-60s. We get together once a month for lunch, a movie, dinner, shopping, etc. I look forward to it, and we always have a good time. Recently, we lost a few members due to relocating, and the subject came up about trying to get a few more women interested in joining us. When I mentioned it to my daughter, who is in her early 30s, she got very excited and wants to join. When I approached the group about it, they were dead set against it, which surprised me. They feel it would change the atmosphere of the group because of the age difference. I haven't told my daughter yet because I know her feelings will be hurt. Now I'm torn about whether to continue with this group of ladies, since I'm upset that my daughter will be excluded for a reason I consider to be trivial. Some of the ladies have never even met her. There have never been any "rules" discussed about who wouldn't be accepted. I don't know how to proceed with this. Our next get-together is coming up soon, and I'm stressed as to how to handle it. Help! -SOCIAL LADY IN CALIFORNIA DEAR SOCIAL LADY: The way to handle it is to explain to your daughter that the other members of the group prefer socializing with women their own age, which is why she won't be invited to join them. Explain that it isn't personal, that they might not feel comfortable discussing issues in front of her that she has yet to face. Because your daughter has time on her hands, encourage her to consider volunteering or joining a social group of contemporaries, and if you still feel as upset as you do about this group, ask if she'd mind if you joined her.DEAR ABBY: "Russ," my partner of 33 years, passed away nine months ago. Needless to say, it has been a tough time for me. I had a close relationship with his sister, who lives down the street. She and her husband were very supportive after Russ' death. Russ' sister knows me only within the context of being her brother's husband. Now that he's gone, and I'm back to being a single gay man, how do I set boundaries without offending her? She's always asking where I'm going, what I'm doing, what I have been doing and who I'm going with. It's making me very uncomfortable because I don't think it's any of her business. I refrain from discussing my private life with her, but she doesn't seem to be getting the message. I don't want to offend her since she's been so good to me, but at the same time, I need my privacy. -SINGLE AGAIN DEAR SINGLE: Could you be feeling guilty for deciding to start a new phase in your life? (You shouldn't, because it's normal and natural.) Russ' sister isn't some stranger who is trying to pry. She probably regards you as her surrogate brother. These are questions she would ask Russ if he had lived and you had passed away. Please try to be less sensitive when she shows an interest. However, if that's not possible, you will have to level with her about how her questions make you feel. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS Age is a barrier to daughter joining moms social club PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018:This year you will explore more of your interests. You also incorporate more openness into your interactions. Surprises of all types mark your year. Let rigidity go to the wayside, for your sake. If you are single, you could meet some fascinating potential suitors. A relationship begun this year will be exciting. If you are attached, you and your sweetie could experience an unexpected change or move. The two of you enter a new phase in your relationship. CANCER often dotes on you.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Stay centered, despite any unexpected events that arise. Ask yourself how much keeping your distance from others has played into your being out of the loop. Confusion surrounds you, no matter what you choose to do. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Some of you feel very different from how you previously felt. Excitement and a desire to change allow you to communicate a willingness to work with new ideas. Many of you embrace a different, more carefree attitude. Listen to what others have to say. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Curb a tendency to go to extremes. You might have a strong emotional response to what surrounds you. Manifesting more of what you want becomes a theme. Caring builds and causes some fast changes. A stronger sense of well-being starts to appear. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Beam in more of what you want. The planets cheer you on, if you remain focused. Emphasize your long-term goals. A get-together of several friends could prove to be the source of some unexpected fun. Try to open up to a new path. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You seem to greet a lot of excitement and fast changes right now. Laughter surrounds you, and you feel more carefree than you had anticipated. Nevertheless, slow down and take another look at the changes ahead before making any commitments. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Make a point of having a discussion that is necessary but likely to be exhausting. How you see a changing situation could surprise you. Dive right in and get into the moment. Be careful to make no commitments or arrangements that you cant back out of. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) A certain amount of pressure surrounds you. You know you must make a good impression in a work-related situation. Others will judge you, depending on your presentation. You can do only so much to change your direction. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You need to decide whether you are open to accepting an offer that could surprise you. Traveling might be involved. Do not hesitate to back off if you feel that you would prefer to head in a different direction instead. There is always another way.SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) Respond to someone elses overtures. What this person says and does could surprise you. If you dont agree, let it be known. You could become uncomfortable with this person if you are not authentic about your feelings here. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Others seem to bend a little more than they typically do. You open up to many different ideas as a response to another persons change of behavior. Listen to news more carefully, yet take into account who is sharing the information. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You have a lot of energy focused on certain matters. Communication proves to be lively. Be aware of someones need to have things go his or her way. This person could be a co-worker, a casual friend or a family member. Choose your words with care. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Your creativity surges. A nancial matter could take a weird turn. Watch a tendency to go overboard with spending. A close friend is likely to change the topic or color the moment. You will gain a better sense of reality after you part ways! DailyCommercial.com | Friday, April 20, 2018 C5 TODAY IS FRIDAY, APRIL 20, the 110th day of 2018. There are 255 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On April 20, 1898, the United States moved closer to war with Spain as President William McKinley signed a congressional resolution passed the day before recognizing Cuban independence and authorizing U.S. military intervention to achieve that goal. ON THIS DATE: In 1948 United Auto Workers president Walter P. Reuther was shot and seriously wounded at his home in Detroit. In 1972 Apollo 16's lunar module, carrying astronauts John W. Young and Charles M. Duke Jr., landed on the moon. In 1977 the U.S. Supreme Court, in Wooley v. Maynard, ruled 6-3 that car owners could refuse to display state mottoes on license plates, such as New Hampshire's "Live Free or Die." In 1999 the Columbine High School massacre took place in Colorado as two students shot and killed 12 classmates and one teacher before taking their own lives. In 2010 an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, leased by BP, killed 11 workers and caused a blowout that began spewing an estimated 200 million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico. (The well was nally capped nearly three months later.)

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