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@dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Saturday, April 21, 2018 SPORTS | C1EAST RIDGE SOFTBALL TEAM IS STAYING IN THE MOMENT SPORTS | C1MLB BATTERS STRIKING OUT MORE, HITTING FEWER HOMERS SALUTE | B1STRAIGHT WAKEEustis veteran had special touch navigating Navy warship 75 ¢ Opinion .......................A7 Weather ......................A8 Salute ..........................B1 Faith ...........................B3 Sports .........................C1 Classifieds ...................C7 Volume 142, Issue 111 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Juan A. Lozano and Nomaan MerchantThe Associated PressHOUSTON „ His daugh-ter standing behind him, former President George H.W. Bush sat at the front of the cavernous sanctuary of St. Martins Episcopal Church. He gazed up at the rose-draped casket holding his wife of 73 years.After a few moments, an aide came forward to help Bush with his wheelchair, turning it so he faced the rest of the sanctuary. A string of mourners began to approach: adults and children, many of the women wearing his wifes favorite color, blue, and trademark pearls. He offered his hand and smiled as people shook it.Thousands of people came Friday to pay respect to Barbara Bush, wife of the nations 41st president and mother of the nations 43rd. Among them was President George HW Bush greets wifes mournersBy Sari Horwitz, Rosalind S. Helderman, Josh Dawsey and Matt ZapotoskyThe Washington PostWASHINGTON „ Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently told the White House he might have to leave his job if President Donald Trump fired his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the exchange.Sessions made his position known in a phone call to White House counsel Donald McGahn last weekend, as Trumps fury at Rosenstein peaked after the deputy attorney general approved the FBIs raid April 9 on the presidents personal attorney Michael Cohen.Sessionss message to the White House, which has not previously been reported, underscores the political firestorm that Trump would invite should he attempt to remove the deputy attorney general. While Trump also has railed against Sessions at times, the protest resigna-tion of an attorney general „ which would be likely to incite other departures within the administration „ would create a moment of profound crisis for the White House.In the phone call with McGahn, Sessions wanted Rosensteins ring could prompt Sessions resignationBy Austin L. Miller, Katie Pohlman and Joe CallahanGatehouse MediaOCALA „ A 19-year-old man has been arrested and accused of shooting a 17-year-old male student in the ankle Friday morning at Forest High School. The suspect, identified as Sky Bouche, is a former Forest student. He was arrested within three minutes of the shooting.The injured student suffered a non-life-threatening injury and was taken to a local hospi-tal. Sheriff Billy Woods said he was in good condition Friday evening.The shooting call came in to law enforcement at 8:39 a.m. By 8:42 a.m. the shooter had been engaged and was in custody. Teacher Kelly McManis-Panasuk talked with Bouche while the schools resource officer, Marion County Sheriffs Deputy James JimmyŽ Long, and principal Brent Carson rushed to the scene.The sheriff said the suspect was not injured and was not fired at.He (Bouche) didnt offer any resistanceŽ when arrested, Woods said. He declined to say whether Bouche knew the victim or whether the shoot-ing was targeted at any specific student or students.While being walked to the jail Friday evening, Bouche told reporters he was sorry. He said he shot at a classroom door and did not see anyone behind it. He was held on the following charges: terror-ism, aggravated assault with a firearm, culpable negligence, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm on school property, possession of a short-barreled shotgun, interference in school function and armed trespass on school property.Student shot at Ocala schoolFormer student arrested within three minutes of Forest High incidentBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ Homeless people are sometimes shadowy figures. They melt into the night, sleeping in the doorways of abandoned buildings or in the woods, and disappear like a morn-ing mist when the sun rises.But when they panhandle and interact with merchants, wary shoppers and police, their dysfunctional lifestyle „ usually a mix of alcoholism, drug abuse and mental illness „is as messy as their life story.Its obvious homelessness has been an issue for some time. It doesnt get any better,Ž said City Manager Al Minner.Its a huge problem,Ž said Mayor Dan Robuck. Ive gotten a lot of complaints from businesses.ŽIts also a health and safety issue. Some pedestrians have been struck and killed on U.S. Highway 27, he said.Leesburg is looking at other cities ordinances to see how they are coping with the issue, and Police Chief Rob Hicks will update city com-missioners Monday on what business people are saying. Hicks said he will focus on panhandling.Apparently, they are approaching customers in and out of stores, and some are aggressive, spitting on employees and cursing,Ž Hicks said.Often, police officers hands are tied, thanks to a court case decades ago, Pot-tinger v. Miami.The case keeps police from arresting the homeless for things like camping out in a park unless the city offers a shelter and other help and the person refuses.Homeless expert Robert G. Marbut Jr., Ph.D., spelled out the problem in a 2015 study of Leesburgs emerging home-less problem.The entire Leesburg No easy answers Leesburg looks to tackle problems with homeless Above: Dianne Kujowa, who is homeless, reads her Bible on a bench in Towne Square on Friday in downtown Leesburg. Left: A homeless man, who did not want to give his name, sits on a bench in Towne Square on Friday in downtown Leesburg. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER PHOTOS/DAILY COMMERCIAL] See SHOOTING, A6 See HOMELESS, A6 See SESSIONS, A6 See BUSH, A6


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Prepayments for 3 months or more, mail to: Circulation Dept., the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. Billed monthly at the rates shown. Thursday, April 19 Fantasy 5: 7-11-13-16-20 Cash 4 Life: 4-15-28-35-42-2 Friday, April 20 Pick 4 Afternoon: 2-1-3-1 Evening: 5-3-5-1 Pick 3 Afternoon: 1-4-5 Evening: 7-1-4LOTTERY DATELINESNEW YORK NORRISTOWN, PA.Defense: Schedules show Cosby wasnt around for assaultJurors got a look Friday at Bill Cosbys travel records as his lawyers made the case that he never visited his suburban Philadelphia mansion in the month he is accused of drugging and molesting a woman there.Cosbys lawyers say the alleged assault on Andrea Con-stand could not have happened in January 2004, when she says the comedian knocked her out with pills and violated her. The date is important because Cosby was not charged until December 2015, just before the 12-year statute of limitations was set to expire.The defense produced logs for Cosbys private jet flights as well as several days worth of schedules listing his whereabouts.LOS ANGELESTrump lawyer told put up or shut up to slow porn star suitPresident Donald Trumps personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if legal proceed-ings arent delayed in a lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels, a federal judge said Friday.Los Angeles federal Judge S. James Otero said there were gaping holesŽ in Michael Cohens request for a delay and it was not enough for his attorney to file a statement on his behalf. He gave Cohen until Wednesday to do so himself.Daniels lawsuit is aimed at dissolving a confidentiality agreement that prevents her from talking about an alleged affair with Trump. Shes also suing Cohen for defamation.BEIRUTIslamic State group to give up last pocket in Syrian capitalIslamic State militants agreed to give up their last pocket in Damascus on Friday, state media reported, as the government seeks to retake the entire Syrian capital and its surrounding areas for the first time since 2011.The capitulation followed a week of escalations by progovernment forces against the IS-held Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood and Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus. Pro-government forces bombed the two areas and blanketed them with artillery fire in a crescendo of violence captured by the Central Mili-tary Media outlet on Friday.The U.N.s refugee agency warned that the violence was a threat to 12,000 Palestinian refugees still there. The Associated PressAvicii, a Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28. Publicist Diana Baron said the Swedish performer, born Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman. No more details about the death were provided. His most recognized song, Wake Me Up,Ž peaked at No. 4 on Billboards Hot 100 chart. [AMY SUSSMAN/INVISION/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]OKLAHOMA CITYHeavy smoke billows from burning trees Tuesday after a wild“ re broke out in a farm “ eld along U.S. Highway 183, about 10 miles south of Seiling, Okla. Authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in connection with one of two large wild“ res burning in Oklahoma, a blaze thats resulted in the death of one person. It is believed the “ re began April 12 near Vici, about 110 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. [JIM BECKEL/THE OKLAHOMAN VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]MEXICO CITYIn this April 14, 1939, photo, painter and surrealist Frida Kahlo, who was the wife of noted Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, poses at her home in Mexico City. Distant relatives of Kahlo won a temporary injunction Friday that stops sales of a Frida Barbie doll. Kahlos great-niece, Mara de Anda Romeo, argues that Mattel doesnt have the rights to use Kahlos image as part of its Inspiring Women series. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]Adversaries bond over belief that crackdown is needed a er former FBI directors memos were obtained by APBy Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker and Chad DayThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ James Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI directors memos show consensus on at least one thing: the need to hunt down leakers.The two men bonded over the idea of a proposed leak crackdown, even sharing a chuckle over a crude joke involving jailed journalists, according to memos written by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press.The jocularity over leakers and journalists is striking given the otherwise tense nature of their conversations, which touched on loyalty pledges, Russian prostitutes and open FBI investigations. The memos kept by Comey show his unease with Trumps requests and his concern that the president was blurring the bright line between politics and law enforcement, includ-ing with a request that he end an investigation into former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn.Yet Trump and Comey were clearly on the same page about leaks, even if they werent quite in agreement on whom to hold accountable for them.Comey recounts an Oval Office conversation from February 2017 in which Trump raises the prospect of jailing journalists who benefit from leaked information. According to the memos, Comey told Trump it would be tricky legally to jail reporters but said he saw value in going after leakers and putting a head on a pike as a messageŽ by bring-ing such a case.Trump shot back that send-ing that message may involve jailing reporters.They spend a couple days in jail, make a new friend, and they are ready to talk,Ž Trump says in one memo. Comey laughed as he walked out of the room, according to the memo.The Trump administration has loudly complained about leaks, and Trump himself has repeatedly accused Comey of being a leaker. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said there are several dozen leak investigations open, though that aggressiveness is similar to that of the Obama Justice Department, which was frequently criticized by media organizations and free press advocates.Comeys memos had been eagerly anticipated since their existence was first revealed last year, especially since Comeys interactions with Trump are a critical part of special counsel Robert Muellers investigation into whether the president sought to obstruct justice. Late Thursday night, Trump tweeted that the memos show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION.ŽThe documents cover the early months of the Trump administration, a period of upheaval marked by staff turnover, a cascade of damag-ing headlines and revelations of an FBI investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. The memos reflect Trumps uneasiness about that investigation, though not always in ways that Comey seemed to anticipate.In a February 2017 conver-sation, for instance, Trump told Comey how Putin told him, we have some of the most beautiful hookers in the worldŽ even as the president adamantly distanced himself from a salacious allegation concerning himself and pros-titutes in Moscow, according to one memo. Comey says Trump did not say when Putin had made the comment.In another memo, Comey recounts a private White House dinner in which Trump pointed his fingers at his head and complained that Flynn, his embattled national security adviser, has serious judgment issues.Ž The president blamed Flynn for failing to alert him promptly to a congratulatory call from a world leader, causing a delay for Trump in returning a message.The foreign leaders name is redacted in the documents, but two people familiar with the call tell the AP it was Putin. They were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity.I did not comment at any point during this topic and there was no mention or acknowledgment of any FBI interest in or contact with General Flynn,Ž Comey wrote.By that point, the FBI had already interviewed Flynn about his contacts with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, and the Justice Department had already warned White House officials that they were concerned Flynn was vulnerable to blackmail.Flynn was fired Feb. 13, 2017, after White House offi-cials said he had misled them about his Russian contacts during the transition period by saying that he had not discussed sanctions.The following day, Comey says, Trump cleared the Oval Office of other officials and encouraged him to drop the investigation into Flynn. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and is now cooperating with Muellers investigation.The memos were provided to Congress as House Repub-licans escalated criticism of the Justice Department, threatening to subpoena the documents and questioning officials.Trump, Comey agree on leaksCopies of the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey are photographed Thursday in Washington. [SUSAN WALSH/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] IN BRIEF

PAGE 3 | Saturday, April 21, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 By Andrea RodriguezThe Associated PressHAVANA „ Raul Castro was relaxed as he gave a 90-minute speech handing over the presidency to his hand-picked successor, Miguel Diaz-Canel. The 86-year-old revolutionary departed from his prepared remarks, making jokes and reminiscing about the past. He talked about his great-grandchildren.In short, he talked like a man heading into retirement.Castro, who stepped down from the presidency Thursday, remains the most powerful person in Cuba as head of the Communist Party. He has given all the indications that he is withdrawing after nearly 60 years managing the socialist state he created with his brother, Fidel, though the exact contours of his retire-ment remain to be seen.Renowned Cuban singer Raul Torres, also a member of the National Assembly that voted to approve DiazCanel, sought to capture the mood with a special song for the occasion, just as he did following the death of Fidel in 2016.Its a song of pre-nostalgia, not sadness because Raul with continue being our guide,Ž Torres said in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday. He will always have a voice and a vote.ŽCastro future unclear as he celebrates retirementOutgoing President Raul Castro raises his arms in celebration after Miguel Diaz-Canel was elected Thursday as the island nations new president, at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba. [ADALBERTO ROQUE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA „ State officials stepped up their efforts to shut down a troubled home for developmentally disabled people in Mount Dora this week fol-lowing the death of a resident recently.The Agency for Persons with Disabilities had already orderedCarlton Palms Educational Center closed by March 2019 and was trying to gradually move residents to other homes in the wake of numerous reports of abuse and neglect of residents at the hands of the center's staff in recent years.But on Tuesday, the agency „ which licenses and moni-tors facilities for people with behavioral disabilities and helps fund housing for them „ filed an administrative complaint with the states Division of Administrative Hearings to speed up the process.Bellwether Health (previously AdvoServ), which oversees Carlton Palms, has 21 days to respond and request a hearing.In a press release this week, APD Director Barbara Palmer noted that a 2016 agreement gives Bellwether until March 2019 to move Carlton Palms residents into suitable group homes but said the agency is concerned for their safety and no longerfeels comfort-able waiting.Protecting the health and safety of APD customers is the top priority of the agency,Ž Palmer wrote. We are actively working to close Carlton Palms as soon as possible, and we have taken multiple actions in the past to hold Bellwether Behavioral Health accountable, including an agreed moratorium on new residents, extensive video monitoring in all homes, an outside monitoring and tran-sition team, along with other administrative sanctions and $10,000 in fines. We will not tolerate any type of abuse or neglect at any of our APD licensed facilities.ŽIn total, APDs adminis-trative complaint outlines 10 recent findings „ in addition to what was found before the 2016 agreement „ of abuse, neglect and resident injuries.On March 1, a patient reportedly died after banging his head on the wall after a staff member ripped off a protective helmet hed been wearing. Staff reportedly responded to the patients self-harming actions by slapping him across the face. When the patient reached for his helmet, a State looks to shut troubled centerReports of abuse, recent death spark urgent request to close Carlton PalmsStaff ReportMOUNT DORA „ A resident of a troubled school for disabled people in Mount Dora was rushed to an Orlando hos-pital Thursday when another resident bit off the tip of his nose, authori-ties say. According to an arrest report, Antonio Ramos became agitated and without warn-ing bit off the tip of Mark Brown's nose at Carlton Palms on Churchill Smith Lane. Both men, though adults, are listed as students at the facility.Brown was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment. He was not able to describe the attack for investigators, but a witness did.Ramos was charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm. Accord-ing to the report, he has been convicted of battery before.The incident comes days after the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities asked the state to shut the facility for children and adults with severe developmental disabilities because of multiple reports of abuse of patients. According to a report by watchdog journalists ProPublica, in the most recent incident, the staff at Carlton Palms repeatedly taunted and abused a man before he died unexpectedly on March 1.State officials have been making arrangements to move the residents into "smaller, home-like settings."Group home resident arrested for biting o mans noseRamos When John Sokol opened the Great Chicago Fire Brewery & Tap Room on Magnolia Avenue in downtown Leesburg two years ago, his vision was to create a restaurant and pub where patrons could sample some distinctly Midwestern treats like Chicago hot dogs but also enjoy a motif that honors our nation's first respond-ers. The result is a cozy hangout adorned with fire helmets, memorabilia A monument to our rst respondersArtist Mike Davis works on a memorial to police and “ re“ ghters on Friday at Great Chicago Fire Brewery and Tap Room in Leesburg. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] Leesburg tap room nishing towering mural to cops, re ghtersArtist Mike Davis works on a memorial to police and “ re“ ghters on Friday at Great Chicago Fire Brewery and Tap Room in Leesburg. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] See HOME, A4 See MURAL, A4 See CASTRO, A4BEST BETS FOR TODAYEARTH DAY CELEBRATION: Vendors, educational booths, seminars and an Upcycle Fashion Show set the tone for the 22nd annual Earth Day Celebration 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Donnelly Park, 530 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. EARTH DAY PLANTING: Spread some green and help restore native plant communities 9 a.m. at PEAR Park WCA, 4800 University Ave. in Leesburg. Refreshments courtesy of Daughters of the American Revolution. EARTH DAY AND LAKE CLEANUP: Clean up the lake from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and get a free T-shirt if you pre-register at clermont” gov. Visit the free Earth Day event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Lake Hiawatha Preserve Park, 450 12th St. in Clermont. EARTH DAY CELEBRATION: Ice cream, hot dogs, love gators from Gator World, kids fossil dig, sandcastle building classes and school choral and band groups will set the tone for the 11th annual Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CEMEX Center Hill mine, 530 W. Kings Highway in Center Hill.IN BRIEFTAVARESDeputy sore but recovering after crashA Lake County sheriffs deputy who was injured in an early-morning crash Thursday is recovering well, sheriffs offi-cials 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. Thursday 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.Lt. John Herrell said Pitcher is dealing with some soreness and stiffness and may miss a couple of days but is expected to make a full recovery.ŽThe Highway Patrol is investi-gating the crash and has not yet determined the cause yet.CLERMONTTeens arrested for mugging classmateDeputies have arrested two teens who mugged another stu-dent in a bathroom stall at East Ridge High School, according to an arrest report.According to the report, an administrator at the high school called authorities on Wednesday after a student showed her a video of the attack from the day before. The video, taken by the student on his cellphone, report-edly showed one of the teens holding the victim while the other teen punched him in the face over and over. The attackers then emptied the victims back-pack, took some items and left him lying on the bathroom floor disoriented and very upset.ŽThe attack happened in a handicap stall of a bathroom located between two buildings on the campus.The two teens were charged with strongarm robbery and were released to their parents.MONTVERDEOf“ cials seek whoever spraypainted tortoiseThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says theyre looking for information about who may have applied concrete on and spray-painted a tortoise.The Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday that two people spotted the gopher tortoise in the middle of a road south of Montverde.Along with being completely covered in red spray paint, the animal also had concrete on its limbs and top of its shell. The tortoise was taken to an animal rehabilitation facility.A commission Facebook post says its illegal and harmful to the health of a gopher tortoise to apply man-made substances to any part of its body or shell.The gopher tortoise is listed as threatened in Florida. The tortoise and its burrow are protected under state law.


A4 Saturday, April 21, 2018 | Doris Arnold Jones, age 95, was born in Syracuse, NY and died on April 17, 2018. She is survived by her children Margaret (Midge) Bloss, Charlotte, NC; Marcia Tierney, Chittenango, NY; Steven Jones Sr, Concord, NC; Russell Jones, Chittenango, NY. She was predeceased by her husband Fred O Jones and sons Stuart and Michael Jones, Sr. She was also survived by her sister, Frances Goodrich, Bradford, PA and 9 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and 1 great…great grandchild. She was a former resident of Chittenango, NY and Eustis, FL before moving to Charlotte, NC. She was an RN of over 60 years bringing new life into the world. The family is very grateful to the wonderful staff of Autumn Care in Cornelius, NC for making her final years the best. RaymerKepner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Arnold Jones Funeral Services TodaysServices The song, heavily pro-moted by Cuban state media, is called The Last Mambi,Ž a reference to iconic machete-toting Cuban rebels who fought against Spanish rule in the 19th century.Now you can be happy/confident that you wont be the last mambi,Ž Torres sings, address-ing Raul. Confident that there will be millions of arms/with their machetes at the ready.ŽCastros speech was longer than is typical for him, and much shorter than the marathon ones delivered by Fidel. He said that he expected Diaz-Canel, a longtime party official who remains little known both inside and outside of Cuba, to serve two, five-year terms and take over as head of the Commu-nist Party in 2021. But he spent more time in vale-dictory mode than as the commanding presence he has been in a tightly controlled country.Ill visit some of the provinces since I sup-pose Ill have less work,Ž he said at one point in the nationally televised speech.There is a widespread rumor in Cuba that Castro will settle down in a spe-cially constructed home in the eastern city of San-tiago but the government has said nothing about it in public.Rauls role has yet to be defined by the government. As head of the party, he will still have oversight over what hap-pens in Cuba and the president and his fellow members of the Council of State are all people with close ties to the former president.Under Cubas Constitution, Diaz-Canel, who turned 58 on Friday, is now head of the armed forces. Raul, however, was long the head of the military and would no doubt remain a hugely influential figure with this key segment of society. Diaz-Canel repeatedly referred to him as generalŽ during his own speech to the nation Thursday, which seemed to underscore the former presidents position.Castro took on the presidency on an interim basis for two years when Fidel abruptly retired for health reasons in 2006. He became president in 2008 and served two terms. He led the country through a series of gradual but important reforms that included allowing Cubans to travel freely for the first time, reestablishing diplomatic relations with the U.S. and allowing Cubans to begin operating private enterprises to a limited degree. CASTROFrom Page A4staff member is said to have pulled the helmet away from resident 8 (the patient) in a taunting manner.ŽIn April 2017 a resi-dent was discovered with unexplained injuries and burns to the neck, chest and back. In June 2017, a resident asked to use the bathroom and soiled himself after not being allowed to. He was then reportedly knocked out of a chair and dragged to the bathroom.This week, law enforce-ment was called to the facility after the tip of a resident's nose wasbitten off by another resident.Agency for Persons with Disabilities Communications Direc-tor Melanie Mowry Etters said that as of Friday, 53 peoplehad been transitioned into community group homes. Guardian Healthcare has been con-tracted by the agency to provide daily health and safety oversight during this transition period.Over the years, law enforcement has been called to investigate mul-tiple instancesof abuse and neglect of patients in the facility, including use of wrap mats,Ž which resemble full body strait jackets.An online forum contains negative reviews by employees of Carlton Palms that include allegations of poor man-agement, an appalling and dangerouswork environ-ment, long hours, fighting among staff, little client progress, physical and mental abuse of patients and more.Mention of the wrap mats and even a torture chairŽ are noted in the forum as well.Online public journalism website ProPublica has also written about an investigation it conducted two years ago that chronicled the deaths of three teenaged patients, patterns of abuse and neglect, and company executives often-successful efforts to stave off regulation.ŽEtters said the agency is also working closely with about 30 develop-ers to open smaller group homes to care for people with severedevelopmen-tal disabilities currently housed at Carlton Palms.Etters said that is a key factor in getting all the residents placed because in Florida, no agency has the authority to move such patients, only par-ents and guardians do.When you are working with people with behavioral disabilities, you have to do it in a thoughtful manner because if you disrupt their daily rou-tine or do things abruptly and with no preparation, they can act out, hurt themselves or hurt other people,Ž Etters said. You also have to make sure there are places that can meet their needs because you dont want to move them out of one bad situ-ation into another.ŽOn Friday, Carlton Palms staffand executives of Bellwether Behavioral said they were preparing a response to the agency's legal filing. HOMEFrom Page A3murals that reflect his devotion to the work of police and firefighters. The crowning piece of that work is a soaring mural being painted this week on a 15-foot-tall masonry column outside Great Chicago, at the corner of West Magnolia and South Third Street. Local artist Mike Davis is putting the finishing touches on the work, which features iconic images of a police officer and firefighter at Ground Zero following the 9/11 attack, along with the Policeman's Prayer and the Firefighter's Prayer. MURALFrom Page A3By Jason DearenAssociated PressTRENTON „ Investigators in Florida say they may never know why a man „ a recluse from a rural farm community who rarely ventured into town „ killed two sheriffs deputies while they sat in a Chinese restaurant.John Hubert Highnote, 58, of Bell, casually walked into the restaurant, went up to the Gilchrist County deputies and fired at them. He then went into his car and killed himself.Its inexplicable,Ž State Attorney Bill Cervone said. People will want to know why, and we may never have an answer for them.ŽHighnote came from a small town just up the road from the Ace China restau-rant in Trenton, about 35 miles west of Gainesville. He lived alone in a small, brick house off a dirt road shaded under a canopy of trees.A neighbor who has lived across the street for five years said that Highnote never once introduced himself, and he was rarely seen in town. The only time she ever saw him was when he would drive his truck into the garage. Id see him pull in, shut the garage and go in. No lights on or nothing,Ž said the neighbor, who spoke on condition of anonymity because she did not want to be involved in the investi-gation. She characterized him as a recluse.Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz blamed the deaths of Sgt. Noel Ramirez, 30, and Deputy Taylor Lindsey, 25, on hatred toward law enforcement.What do you expect happens when you demon-ize law enforcement to the extent its been demonized? Every type of hate, every type of put-down you can think of,Ž Schultz said at a news conference.The only thing these men were guilty of is want-ing to protect you and me. They just wanted to get something to eat, and they just wanted to do their job,Ž he said.President Donald Trump called the slain deputies HEROESŽ in a tweet sharing his condolences with their friends, families and colleagues.Highnote bought his house in Bell in 2010, prop-erty records show. Hed had one traffic ticket in Gilchrist County over the past eight years, according to the county clerk of court.Prior to moving to Bell, records show that High-note lived in St. Petersburg where he had more run-ins with law enforcement over previous decades.He was arrested for felony carrying a concealed firearm in 1978, a charge later dropped after he successfully completed a pre-trial intervention, Pinellas County court records show.Highnote was also arrested for misdemeanor criminal mischief in 1994, for which he also did a pre-trial diversion program and the charges were dropped. The records had no further information about the mischief for which he was arrested. He was also cited for consuming alcohol in public in 1977, and had 11 traffic tickets for speeding and other infractions over the years.Schultz said state law enforcement officials are investigating, and an investigator from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was at High-notes house on Friday.Sgt. Ramirez and Deputy Lindsey were the best of the best,Ž Schultz said. They were men of integrity, men of loyalty. They were God-fearing, and they loved what they did, and we are very proud of them.ŽSchultz said he rushed to the scene, and then had the difficult task of calling the families of Ramirez, who is survived by his wife and two young children, and Lindsey, who joined the sheriffs office in 2013.Jamie Mauldin, a waitress at Akins Bar-B-Q about a mile from Highnotes house in Bell, said the town is devastated by the loss of the two deputies. She wore a freshly made T-shirt that said Gilchrist Strong.Ž The proceeds of the shirts will go to the deputies families.Ramirez was the sweetest ever. He loved his family. Loved his job,Ž she said. Always had a smile.ŽAuthorities say motive in deputy killings may never be known The “ re“ ghters prayer and an iconic image from 9/11 are painted on a memorial to police and “ re“ ghters on Friday at Great Chicago Fire Brewery and Tap Room in Leesburg. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER PHOTOS/DAILY COMMERCIAL] The policemans prayer is painted on a memorial to police and “ re“ ghters on Friday at Great Chicago Fire Brewery and Tap Room in Leesburg. Gilchrist County deputies Sgt. Noel Ramirez, left, and Deputy Sheriff Taylor Lindsey were gunned down while sitting in a Chinese restaurant in Trenton on Thursday. [GILCHRIST COUNTY SO] Lt. Scott Tummond, with the Levy County Sheriffs Of“ ce, speaks with the media Friday in Trenton, a day after two Gilchrist County Sheriffs Of“ ce deputies were killed by a shooter while eating lunch. [BRAD MCCLENNY / GATEHOUSE MEDIA] A member of the Trenton Fire Department, who declined to give his name, places ” owers outside the Ace China restaurant in Trenton on Friday, a day after two Gilchrist County sheriffs deputies were killed while eating lunch. [BRAD MCCLENNY / GATEHOUSE MEDIA]

PAGE 5 | Saturday, April 21, 2018 A5By Kim Tong-HyungThe Associated PressSEOUL, South Korea „ North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site.The Norths official Korean Central News Agency said the country is making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy.The North also vowed to actively engage with regional neighbors and the international com-munity to secure peace in the Korean Peninsula and create an optimal inter-national environmentŽ to build its economy.The announcements came days before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in in a border truce village for a rare summit aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang.A separate meeting between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump is anticipated in May or June.The Norths decisions were made in a meeting of the ruling partys full Central Committee which had convened to discuss a new stageŽ of policies.The Korean Workers Partys Central Commit-tee declared it a great victoryŽ in the countrys official byungjinŽ policy line of simultaneously pursuing economic and nuclear development.The committee unanimously adopted a resolution that called for concentrating national efforts to achieve a strong socialist economy and groundbreaking improvements in peoples lives.ŽTo secure transparency on the suspension of nuclear tests, we will close the republics north-ern nuclear test site,Ž the partys resolution said.The agency quoted Kim as saying during the meeting: Nuclear devel-opment has proceeded scientifically and in due order and the develop-ment of the delivery strike means also proceeded scientifically and verified the completion of nuclear weapons.We no longer need any nuclear test or test launches of intermediate and intercontinental range ballistic missiles and because of this the northern nuclear test site has finished its mission.ŽNorth Koreas abrupt diplomatic outreach in recent months came after a flurry of weapons tests, including the underground detonation of a possible thermonuclear warhead and three launches of developmental intercontinental ballistic missiles designed to strike the U.S. mainland.Some analysts see Kim as entering the upcoming negotiations from a position of strength after having declared his nuclear force as com-plete in November. South Korean and U.S. officials have said Kim is likely trying to save his broken economy from heavy sanctions,Seoul says Kim has expressed genuine interest in dealing away his nuclear weapons. But North Korea for decades has been pushing a concept of denuclearizationŽ that bears no resemblance to the American definition, vowing to pursue nuclear development unless Washington removes its troops from the peninsula.NKorea says it has halted nuclear, missile testingJERUSALEMPortman snubs Jewish Nobel, triggers backlashActress Natalie Portman snubbed a pres-tigious prize known as the Jewish NobelŽ because of extreme distressŽ over recent events in Israel, triggering an angry backlash Friday from some in the countrys political establishment.Portman was to have received the award in Israel in June, but told the Genesis Prize Foundation through a representative that she would not feel comfortable participat-ing in any public events in Israel.Ž The movie star did not elaborate as to what had made her feel that way.The country faces some criticism over its use of lethal force in response to mass protests along the Gaza border led by the Islamic militant group that rules the territory. The Associated PressIN BRIEF


A6 Saturday, April 21, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comcommunity needs to change the way it addresses homelessness,Ž he wrote in his report. The mission should no longer be to serve the homeless community. Instead the mission should be to dramatically and consequently increase street graduation rates. Specifically, the Leesburg community needs to move from a culture of enablement to a culture of engagement.ŽThat is the goal of the Christian Care Center, a mission offshoot of First Baptist Church of Leesburg. It converted a motel into a home-less shelter for families a few years ago. Families get financial, job, educational and faithbased training so they can turn their lives around. Some have been sexually abused and need counseling. The same goes for its residential drug and alcohol rehab programs for men and women.Drug and alcohol addiction is a huge part of homelessness,Ž said Art Ayris, executive pastor. Christian Care began several years ago with a rescue mission in an old house across the street from the church.Just giving them a meal or a night or two in the house was not doing it,Ž Ayris said.There is a hardcore homeless element, and then there are others who really want to get off the street. The longer they stay on the street, the harder it is to get them to change, Marbut said.Marbut reported then that there were an esti-mated 265 homeless people in Lake County that year. Of that total, 178 were not in a shel-ter, and 133 were adults. The actual number is probably higher. There were about 2,000 people living in the woods in Lake, Marion and Sumter counties.About 38 percent of the unsheltered in Lake County were military veterans, many suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.Compared to other Florida counties and most USA communi-ties, Lake County has a much higher percent-ageƒŽ Marbut wrote.The median age of homeless was 51 and the average age is about 41.A high percentage are home grown,Ž he said.A significant number are chronicallyŽ homeless.That describes Dianne Kujawa, 47, who has called the park benches in and around downtown Leesburg her home since 2014.Kujawa says she has nowhere else to go. Her closest friends live in New York and she fears clashing with their lifestyles anyway if she moved there. So, instead, she sleeps in the doorways of closed shops along Main Street and spends her days on the benches in downtown parks or in the Towne Square, all her belongings stuffed into a shopping cart.Kujawa says she might use a homeless shelter or pavilion if the city built one, but shed have to see what it was like. She likes down-town Leesburg because its a safe zone,Ž she said.She bristles at the idea that she and the other four or five people scattered on benches around the Town Square fountain on Friday are a problem.I dont see the prob-lem,Ž she said. Were 47, 48 years old. We dont have the minds of teenagers. Were not causing trouble. Theres too much hate out there.ŽOne of the things Marbut called for in his report was what he called a come-as-you-are service center.Ž He even proposed a site on Griffin Road. If the city has a shelter it should be inside the city limits. If it wants to join with the county it should be centrally located, he wrote.If the city had such a center, police would be free from Pottinger rules to make more arrests for aberrant behavior, he said. HOMELESSFrom Page A1Marion County does everything to protect their children. (Response to) todays incident is evidence of that,Ž Woods said, praising not just law enforcement but also school personnel, Marion County Fire Rescue and other first responders.What happened down south almost came here to Marion County,Ž the sheriff added, referencing the Broward County high school shooting in February.Still, despite their pride in the execution of safety strategies on Friday, Woods and other county leaders are accelerating plans to get a school resource officer into every school starting Monday morning.Currently, all middle and high schools have law enforcement on campus. Starting Monday, there will be 50 more person-nel „including the sheriff himself, if necessary „ in the elementary and char-ter schools. A total of 50 resource officers (34 from the Sheriffs Office and 16 from the Ocala Police Department) will take up a post.County Commission Chairwoman Kathy Bryant said the county will leverage $2.1 million in sales tax revenue to help equip those officers. Money from the sheriffs special taxing district will help defray personnel costs.Theres no time to waste,Ž Bryant said at an afternoon news conference at the Sheriffs Office.As the shooting was being investigated on Friday, several reports of trouble came from other Marion schools. All were unfounded. This prompted Woods to implore parents to make sure their kids use social media responsibly.They (students) need to stop. I think social media is the most evil thing thats ever been created,Ž he said.Woods said Long, the resource officer, heard a large, loud banging soundŽ Friday morning and immediately responded. Long, a 25-year veteran who has worked 10 years at the school, recognized what we had at that time,Ž Woods said.Chris Olivers 16-year-old son, a Forest student, told his father that the shooting happened near his classroom. According to the boys account, the shooter was standing in a hallway and shot at a closed classroom door.The shooter then dropped his weapon, ran, and tried to hide, accord-ing to the boys account. McManis-Panasuk said she talked to the suspect while the resource officer and principal rushed to her area.Craig Ham, deputy superintendent of opera-tions, said the gunman had carried a shotgun in a guitar case into the school. Because he was a former student he was able to walk in with other students. Ham said the shooter fired at the bottom of the classroom door, which was locked, and pellets struck the victim in the ankle.Woods declined to iden-tify the victim by name. But he praised the young man and complimented his parents on raising a noble son.From his hospital bed, the boy told a sheriffs official: Im so glad it was me and not one of my friendsŽ who was injured.In February, in the wake of the Broward County shooting, School Superintendent Heidi Maier fast-tracked the rollout of the new ALICE Protocol safety system. Prior school administrations have encouraged teachers to keep classroom doors locked. Under ALICE, it is mandatory. Children and staff can leave the room, of course, but people cannot get in from the outside. What they put in place saved lives,Ž Woods said.After the shooting, all Forest students were taken by bus to nearby First Baptist Church of Ocala to be reunited with their parents. The buses were escorted to the church by law officers on motorcycles. By 10:45 a.m. all students were off campus.Students walked into the church single file. Most didnt have backpacks or any accessories except for phones and some jackets.Rachael Carter was at the church waiting to be reunited with her daugh-ter, a 10th-grader who turned 16 this week. Her pastor called her when he saw a post on social media.Im shaking like a leaf in a hurricane,Ž Carter said. SHOOTINGFrom Page A1Homeless men sit on a bench in Towne Square on Friday in downtown Leesburg. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] details of a meeting Trump and Rosenstein held at the White House on April 12, according to a person with knowledge of the call. Ses-sions expressed relief to learn that their meeting was largely cordial. Sessions said he would have had to consider leaving as the attorney general had Trump ousted Rosenstein, this person said.Another person famil-iar with the exchange said Sessions did not intend to threaten the White House but rather wanted to convey the untenable position that Rosensteins firing would put him in.A Justice Department spokesperson declined to comment.Rosensteins status remains uncertain, but the pressure he is facing seemed to subside after last week.Last summer, when it appeared Trump was going to fire Sessions or pressure him to resign, Republican lawmakers and conservative advocacy groups rallied to Sessionss side and warned the president not to move against him.Trump had told senior officials last week that he was considering firing Rosenstein, who was con-firmed by the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support last year. Since then, alumni of the Justice Department have rallied to Rosensteins defense.As of Friday afternoon, more than 800 former Justice Department employees had signed an open letter calling on Congress to swiftly and forcefully respond to protect the founding principles of our Republic and the rule of lawŽ if Trump were to fire the deputy attorney general, special counsel Robert Mueller or other senior Justice Department offi-cials. The group has sought to organize nationwide protests if such an event were to occur.Rosenstein, on behalf of the Justice Department, is set to argue a sentencing case, Chavez-Meza v. United States, before the Supreme Court on Monday. Appearing before the high court has long been a professional goal, people close to Rosenstein say. A senior administration official said Sessions does not like the way Rosenstein has been treated by the president and had expressed such concerns for months. He has regu-larly sought guidance from the White House about Rosensteins standing with the president and asked about his interactions with Trump, this official said.But Sessions has had little ability to do anything about it, given his own shaky standing with Trump for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, this official said. Trump has, at times, referred to Sessions as Mr. MagooŽ and Rosenstein as Mr. Peepers,Ž a character from a 1950s sitcom, according to people with whom the president has spoken. SESSIONSFrom Page A1Houston social worker Varney Johnson, who like other mourners said he wanted to honor her work supporting literacy. This woman dedicated her life to educating children,Ž he said.Barbara and George Bush were married longer than any other presidential couple when she died Tuesday at their home in Houston. One of just two first ladies to have a child elected president, Barbara Bush was widely admired for her plainspoken style and her advocacy for causes including literacy and AIDS awareness.A hearse containing the former first ladys casket arrived before daybreak at St. Martins, which is the nations largest Episcopal church. Her body was to be in repose from noon until midnight. A spray of dozens of roses covered the closed light-colored metal-lic casket.The 93-year-old former president arrived at the church shortly after the viewing opened, accompanied by daughter Dorothy Bush Koch. He hadnt been scheduled to visit, but he decided to go after watching video from the church, said family spokesman Jim McGrath. Bush shook dozens of hands and stayed for about 15 minutes.I think he was very touched by all of the people who were taking the time out of their lives,Ž McGrath said. It was just a natural inclination for him.ŽLucy Orlando was one of the more than 100 people in line well before bus service began from a separate location to the church. Originally from Haiti, the 74-year-old Orlando had traveled from Weston, Florida, and said she has admired Barbara Bush for years, including for her work promoting literacy. BUSHFrom Page A1 Former President George H.W. Bush greets the mourners with his daughter Dorothy DoroŽ Bush Koch during the visitation for former “ rst lady Barbara Bush, Friday at St. Martins Episcopal Church in Houston. Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92. [MARK BURNS/OFFICE OF GEORGE H.W. BUSH/POOL VIA AP]

PAGE 7 | Saturday, April 21, 2018 A7 In a 2015 interview, Time magazines Michael Duffy asked former first lady Barbara Bush what was the best political advice she had ever received. Her response: Be yourself. Well, maybe someone a little nicer.Ž That was classic Barbara Bush: Blunt. Sharpwitted. Unpretentious. Self-deprecating. Mrs. Bush, who died Tuesday at the age of 92, was the matriarch of an American political dynasty that produced two U.S. presidents and a governor of Florida. She joined Abigail Adams as the only first ladies whose children were elected president. (Unlike Adams, Bush lived to see her son, George W., serve in office.) She could have succumbed to the worst impulses associated with power and privilege and become insular and haughty. Instead, she was the opposite, treating people as equals and with respect. An early example, as reported by the Los Angeles Times in 1988: In 1956, the Bush family drove cross country from west Texas to Maine accompanied by two African-American caretakers. Although the Bushes had made reservations at hotels along the way, they were not aware until they reached Oklahoma City the first night that the hotels would not accommodate blacks. The two family employees told Mrs. Bush it would be no problem for them to stay in a motel in a black neighborhood. Mrs. Bush, however, would have none of it. She badgered the hotel management until it relented and allowed the entire Bush entourage to stay together. That scenario played out at each stop along the way. Recalled Otha Taylor, the familys afternoon babysitter: She didnt go anyplace we couldnt go, and she didnt live anyplace we couldnt live.Ž Decades later, the White House staff and Secret Service spoke fondly of her, which is not always the case with presidential family members. They praised her for being warm and gracious, proper but never stuffy. As first lady, she cheerfully admitted that the pearls she wore around her neck to her husband George H.W.s inauguration in 1989 werent authentic. The faux-necklace came to symbolize Bush „ her lack of airs, her sense of humor „ and helped endear her to the public. She still displayed those qualities in 2015, when asked if her son Jeb, the former governor of Florida, should run for president. The last thing this country needs is another Bush in the White House,Ž she said. Voters ultimately agreed. Nevertheless, Barbara dutifully hit the campaign trail for him, sloshing through the snow of New Hampshire at age 90, pushing a walker with a Jeb!Ž sticker on it. On occasion her tart tongue would get her in trouble, such as in 1984 when she referred to Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, as that $4 million „ I cant say it, but it rhymes with rich.Ž She profusely apologized for the quip and regretted it forever afterward. She was known for her deeds as well as her words. In 1989 she was photographed cradling an AIDS-infected infant and hugging an adult AIDS victim at a hospice during a time when many Americans were afraid of merely touching someone with the disease. Her public display of compassion helped dispel those myths. Her Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has raised more than $40 million over the years to promote reading among young children and parents. It has contributed thousands of dollars to the Food Brings Hope literacyprogram in Pierson. She could be unvarnished and steely „ telling it like it is „ without being crude, or mean, or cynical. That set her apart from todays politics. Her passing should induce reflection on what the nation has lost. Daytona Beach News-Journal OUR OPINIONA rst lady without airs ANOTHER OPINION For those of you who doubt every fair and balancedŽ word that comes from Fox News „ perhaps especially those that come from that paragon of balance, Sean Hannity „ I offer the following exception to your belief. Mr. Hannity has stated often that he is not a journalist, such as in his October, 2016 tweet: Im not a journalist jackass. Im a talk host.Ž It is hard to imagine a statement more accurate than that. But, as is the case with the president he defends and frighteningly appears to guide at times, Mr. Hannity is something less than a beacon of consistency. For, despite his many statements denying he is a journalist, Mr. Hannity now claims, in yet another tweet, that his show breaks news dailyŽ and if the reader was wondering as to what kind of news, that tweet concluded with REAL NEWS!Ž; surely with those last words all in caps followed by an exclamation point, the reader can have little doubt as to their validity. So is it real news or talk hostŽ news that Mr. Hannity provides to his listener? Relax, because Mr. Hannity has clarified this for us. While acknowledging he is not a regular journalist, Mr. Hannity has often referred to himself as an opinion journalistŽ or an advocacy journalist.Ž To most of us, this would mean he is free to express his opinion on pretty much everything, in contrast to a reporter of the news. To Mr. Hannity apparently this means he is unburdened by facts. Recent events have made clear that Mr. Hannity has lost the right to declare himself any kind of journalist, and even Fox News should be embarrassed to put him on the air. During his show on April 9, in referring to the search-warrant-authorized raid of the home and business offices of Trump attorney Michael Cohen, Mr. Hannity told his audience to keep in mind that Cohen was never part of the Trump administration or the Trump campaignŽ and that special counsel Robert Muellers witch-hunt investigation is now a runaway train that is clearly careening off the tracks.Ž Much like President Trump, who declared the raid on Mr. Cohen to be an attack on our nation,Ž Mr. Hannity does not suffer from a tendency to understate. What Mr. Hannity neglected to do (until the information later came out in court) was to reveal that he was also a client of Mr. Cohens and that communications between the two of them may be included in the material obtained through the Cohen search. Now Mr. Hannity is of course free to express his opinion just as I am free to observe that federal prosecutors and federal judges are especially cautious in seeking and signing warrants that may uncover information infringing on the lawyerclient relationship, so the probable cause of criminal activity in this case must have been especially clear. However, in reading my opinion defending Mr. Mueller or the New York federal prosecutors who obtained the warrant, wouldnt you want to know if I had a connection to either? I dont by the way. While I am free to state my opinion, no responsible media outlet would permit me to do so without revealing my connection to the subject of my opinion. It is far from unusual for those expressing their opinions on air, in print or in cyberspace to have a relationship with those about whom they are opining. But in revealing this relationship, the speaker allows the listener to place in perspective the words spoken or written in defense of a person or event. So whether Sean Hannity is an opinion journalistŽ a talk show hostŽ or some combination thereof, Fox News owes it to its listeners to inform them of his direct connection to the Cohen search and to Mr. Cohen himself. Any credible news or opinion media outlet would do at least that much. Steven P. Grossman is the Dean Julius Isaacson Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law; he wrote this for the Baltimore Sun.ANOTHER OPINIONFox should be embarrassed to air Sean Hannitys showProsecutors recently dropped a DUI charge against country music artist Michael Ray, citing the failure of Eustis police to properly administer roadside sobriety tests and not informing him they were switching from an accident to a criminal investigation. Heres what Facebook users had to say:Lucky dog! Home town hero gets off.. lol what a surprise!ŽRobbie AudetteMoney talksŽMayra PerezGuess they were star-struck, lolŽ Lysandra Kirby-TaylorYet if this were anybody else without a high dollar attorney theyd still be sitting in jail or having a court date.Ž Bradlee Wilsonwhen you can afford a good lawyer the defense finds a wayŽ Laura BowenThis is good news to me!Ž Arlene RedmonJust be happy and proud that charges were drop. Everyone makes mistakes. Yea it couldve been worse but Thank God it wasnt. Happy for Him and hope he can keep this behind him and make Continue to make great music. We love you Michael Ray.Ž Marlin ViliusAnyone with similar issues with their case would have a similar outcome. All you uninformed cynics should go observe court in session one day and see how things happen instead of saying uninformed things on facebook.Ž Angie CarruthersWhat does it matter what they switched from, does the evidence proves hes guilty or not guilty! If he was drunk, he was drunk.Ž Bailey BricaOf course, he gets off!Ž Casey CarruthersTheir law is fair and justice for all. Whether youre guilty or not depends on the attorney you can afford to pay.Ž Chaun MarchbanksHe has a clean past, with no record! Dam he cant check a break??? Ppl act like they want to see the next person fail... smh... GOOD FOR YOU MICHEAL RAY. Now you can put all of this behind you and move on wit your lifeŽ Janie WalkerIf you read between the lines the state attorneys office called the Eustis Police incom-petent for not knowing and follow the procedure of lawŽ Mark StapletonIm happy he didnt kill one of my family members while driving drunk.Ž Lynne EllermanPeople wouldnt be so happy if he killed your kids driving under the influenceŽ Shane BlantonThank you for reporting the truth. He didnt deserve that. Now all those who crucified him can see... Just because one is accused doesnt make them guilty.Ž Ryan Elizabeth WilhelmShocked everyone is so happy he got awayŽ with driving under the influence with whatever it is. Just because hes a singer and small town heroŽ as some of you claim shouldnt matter when it comes to the law. If he wouldve killed someone does that still make no big deal since its his first offenseŽ?Ž Michelle ClineYea but in the mean time someone like Me gets 5 years probation for a case that could have been taken care of out of the court system for a honest mistake smh whoever said Justice is blind sure doesnt live in THIS society I call BS its who you are and who you know!!!Ž Kimberly Daniels NewsomAnd...thats why there are so many repeat offenders... smh. I dont understand why people are so happy. I guess because he got lucky he didnt kill someone, this time....Ž Monique NicoleI couldnt be happier! Shame on you all who accused him before you knew the truth and bashed him as if he were a criminal! Pretty funny how everyone was making jokes about how broke and unknown he was and now hes all the sudden so WELL off hes paying high end attor-neys and using his name to get him outta situations. Make up your mind people! The way I see it.... This just made him more known, he has more fans because of this nonsense!Ž Christina Watson KittelsonFACEBOOK FORUM OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250


A8 Saturday, April 21, 2018 | In court, Democrats allege conspiracy to in uence 2016 electionBy Tom LoBianco and Larry NeumeisterThe Associated PressNEW YORK The national Democratic Party sued President Donald Trumps campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks on Friday, accusing them of an intricate conspiracy to undercut Dem-ocrats in the 2016 election by stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents.The lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court sought unspecified damages and an order to prevent further interference with computer systems of the Democratic National Committee.During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and it found a willing and active partner in Donald Trumps campaign, DNC Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement. He called it an act of unprecedented treachery.The Democrats accuse Trump and his associates of trading on pre-existing relationships with Russian oligarchs tied to President Vladimir Putin and of collaborating with Russia as it worked to undermine Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.Trump has said repeatedly there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia.The lawsuit doesnt reveal new details in the sprawling storyline of connections between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives work-ing on behalf of the Kremlin. Instead it knits many of the threads that have emerged in public over the past two years to paint a picture of an alleged conspiracy between the Trump campaign, the Krem-lin and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.The DNC says the brazen attack on American democracy began with a cyberattack on DNC computers and phone systems in 2015, allowing the extraction of tens of thousands of documents and emails. WikiLeaks then blasted out many of the documents on July 22, 2016, shortly before Clinton was to be nominated upset-ting the Democrats national convention.That added up to a campaign of the presidential nominee of a major party in league with a hostile for-eign power to bolster its own chance to win the presidency, the DNC lawyers write in the lawsuit.That conspiracy violated the laws of the U.S. Virginia and the District of Columbia, the lawsuit says, and under the laws of this nation, Russia and its co-conspirators must answer for these actions.The DNC accuses Donald Trump Jr. of secretly communicating with WikiLeaks, and blames the president, too, saying he praised the illegal dissemination of DNC docu-ments throughout fall 2016, making it a central theme of his speeches and rallies.The DNC also fingers Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner as a co-conspirator for his role overseeing the Trump campaigns digital operation.A spokesman for the cam-paign didnt immediately return a request for comment Friday afternoon. Requests for comment from the Russian Embassy in Washing-ton were also not immediately returned.WikiLeaks did respond, caustically.DNC already has a mori-bund publicity lawsuit which the press has become bored ofhence the need to refile it as a new suit before mid-terms, the group said in a tweet. As an accurate publisher of newsworthy information @WikiLeaks is constitutionally protected from such suits.Assange, avoiding detention, remains in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed charges against multiple former Trump campaign aides stemming from his federal Russia probe. But Mueller has directly accused only former Trump campaign foreign policy aide George Papadopoulos of trying to work with Russian operatives to support the Trump campaign.Mueller also has indicted 13 Russian individuals work-ing for the Internet Research Agency accused of run-ning an elaborate scheme to meddle in the U.S. elections. The indictment alleges one of Putins close allies, Yevg-eny Prigozhin, oversaw the effort.DNC sues Trump camp, RussiaPresident Donald Trump on Monday waves while walking to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. [JOSHUA ROBERTS/BLOOMBERG] By Seth BorensteinThe Associated PressWASHINGTON Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the worlds plastic pollution problem. The problem is so large, though, that scientists say thats not nearly enough.Australian scientists Denise Hardesty and Chris Wilcox estimate, using trash collected on U.S. coastlines during clean-ups over five years, that there are nearly 7.5 million plastic straws lying around Americas shorelines. They figure that means 437 million to 8.3 billion plastic straws are on the entire worlds coastlines.But that huge number suddenly seems small when you look at all the plastic trash bobbing around oceans. University of Georgia environmental engineering professor Jenna Jambeck calculates that nearly 9 million tons (8 million metric tons) end up in the worlds oceans and coastlines each year, as of 2010, according to her 2015 study in the journal Science .Thats just in and near oceans. Each year more than 35 million tons (31.9 million metric tons) of plastic pollution are produced around Earth and about a quarter of that ends up around the water.For every pound of tuna were taking out of the ocean, were putting two pounds of plastic in the ocean, says ocean scientist Sherry Lippiatt, California regional coordinator for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations marine debris program.Seabirds can ingest as much as 8 percent of their body weight in plastic, which for humans is equivalent to the average woman having the weight of two babies in her stomach, says Hardesty of Australias Commonwealth Sci-entific and Industrial Research Organisation.Organizers of Earth Day, which is Sunday, have proclaimed ending plastics pollution this years theme. And following in the footsteps of several U.S. cities such as Seattle and Miami Beach, Brit-ish Prime Minister Theresa May in April called on the nations of the British commonwealth to consider banning plastic straws, coffee stirrers and plastic swabs with cotton on the end.McDonalds will test paper straws in some U.K. locations next month and keep all straws behind the counter, so customers have to ask for them. Together with our customers we can do our bit for the envi-ronment and use fewer straws, says Paul Pomroy, who runs the fast-food companys U.K. business.Science Says: Amount of plastic pollution is hugeJenna Jambeck, an environment engineering professor at the University of Georgia, holds a plastic baggie with trash collected from a clean up at Panama Beach, Fla., at the 2015 American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in San Jose, Calif. [SETH BORENSTEIN/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]

PAGE 9 | Saturday, April 21, 2018 B1Town: Clermont Branch of service and rank: Navy, E5, petty of“ cer 2nd class, Vietnam War Enlisted or drafted? Enlisted. It was enlist or get drafted. I didnt want to get drafted into the Army. By enlisting, I could choose the military branch, and my dad had been in the Navy in World War II. What did you do in the service? I was an engine man. Why was it important? Otherwise, the ship doesnt function. What is your most important memory from service? The discipline, team work and employment opportunities it provided in the civilian world, and the GI Bill that allowed me to graduate from college. Being hired for my job while going to college, and then my aerospace job, were positively in” uenced by my military service. What did you like least about service? The Navy runs their organization like a caste system. For example, in a movie theater the enlisted men are not allowed to sit in the center two-thirds. What do you want people to understand about war? War is hell. Only young men and fools go to war „ or want to go to war. SALUTETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 CHAT WITH A VETERAN KIM CASHMER TODAYMEETING: At 1 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant, 17080 US Highway 441 in Mount Dora. Military Women Across The Nation. All women veterans invited. No reservations needed. Call Pat Spath at 352-314-2816 for information. DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Saturday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to EARTH DAY PLANTING: At 9 a.m. at PEAR Park WCA, 4800 University Ave. in Leesburg. Assist with restoration of native plant communities. Refreshments courtesy of Daughters of the American Revolution. Call Justin Pouliot at 352-516-7011 for information. HOAGIE NIGHT: At 4 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail. com or go to VETERANS MEETING: At 2 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at the Silver Oaks Room Saddlebrook Recreation Center, 3010 Saddlebrook Lane in The Villages. Korean War and Service Veterans Chapter 169. For all veterans who served in Korea. Call 352-748-7009.SUNDAYBREAKFAST BUFFET: From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. With biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs and pancakes. Cost is $6.50. Free to “ rst responders with ID and kids under 6. Call 352-483-3327. WINGS AND KARAOKE: At 2 p.m. every Sunday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers CALENDAR By Keith OliverCorrespondentIm thinking about when I was a sailor.Ž „ VahevalaEUSTIS „ Don Strickland spent the last three years of his teenage year on a U.S. Navy destroyer escort in the early 1950s.It was the same bunk in the same compartment and pretty much the same people that whole time,Ž the 82-year-old Eustis resident said. But we stay in touch. We go to the reunions when we can.ŽThe USS Brough was a prov-ing ground for a young man born to work with his hands, one whose manual dexterity and penchant for figuring things out brought him from one Portland to the other,Ž referring to Maine and Oregon.I guess I worked more than a dozen different kinds of jobs over my life,Ž he said, every-thing from running an ink lab in a printing company to rebuilding generators to dairy to tree surgery to installing Wake as straight as an arrowEustis veteran Don Strickland, 82, poses in front of the Navy ” ag in Ferran Park in Eustis. Enlisting in 1952 at 17, Strickland went to San Diego for boot camp, which in those days included a lengthy training stint in the desert surrounding Camp Elliot, California. [BOB SNOW/ CORRESPONDENT] This photo of an Alabama Army National Guard sniper staying per“ ectly still as a snake crosses the barrel of his weapon has gone viral for the Alabama Guard. The photo was taken April 7 during a Guard training mission at Eglin Air Force Base. [STAFF SGT. WILLIAM FRYE/U.S. ARMY] The sniper and the snake: Photo at Eglin goes viral CALLING ALL VETERANSIf you are one of Lake County's 34,000 veterans, are you registered with the VA regarding healthcare and other issues? If not, contact the Lake County's Veterans Service Of“ ce via mgodinez@ lakecounty” .gov. Former sailor recalls salt spray, hard work and cramped quartersSee SAILOR, B4 See SALUTE, B4


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PAGE 11 | Saturday, April 21, 2018 B3 FAITHTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comWe dont know if it was the first miracle after Pentecost but we do know it was a good one. One day after Pentecost Sunday Peter and John were headed to the temple for the time of prayer at 3 p.m. Peter had already preached the first gospel message and 3,000 were added to the fledgling congregation. Were told they enjoyed the favor of all the people. So it was no small wonder when a man crippled from birth called out to them from the gate called Beautiful. The man asked for money but Peter had something else in mind. Peter and John looked right at the man and Peter replied, Look at us.Ž The man expected a hand out but Peter gave him a hand up instead, literally. Silver or gold I do not have,Ž said Peter, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.Ž And he took him by his right hand and instantly the mans feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.Ž Those in the temple recognized him as the crippled man, but crippled no more, and they were all filled with wonder and amazement.Ž The man held onto Peter and John. Who wouldnt? I wouldnt want them to get away. Peter realized he had another teaching moment and told the Jews present that they had killed Jesus. You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you,Ž said Peter. You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.Ž Peter told the people they acted in ignorance but ignorance isnt bliss. They needed to take action and Peter told them how. Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,Ž Peter said. Dont you love it? At Pentecost Peter told the people to repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of their sins and they would receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. In this instance he said basically the same thing but I really love the choice of words he used. He told them to repent and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.Ž Their sins were wiped out, gone, deleted, no longer found. And not only that, they would receive the times of refreshing that came with it. When we repent we should feel the same thing. Why is it that we dont, or often dont? I think if you are like me, maybe we just dont repent often enough. Let us take each day and not just repent but let us enjoy the times of refreshing. Rick Reed is a columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email him at us repent and enjoy the times of refreshing Rick ReedBy Yanan WangAssociated PressBEIJING „ The Rev. John Sanqiang Cao paid no more than three dollars for the trip that would end up costing him his freedom.For years, he and fellow Chinese Christian teachers would cross the river on a narrow bamboo raft from a tree-shrouded bank in southern China into neighboring Myanmar, carrying with them notebooks, pencils and Bibles. The journey that enabled the missionaries to slip between the countries „ a distance no greater than 30 feet „ always happened in broad daylight, according to a U.S.-based missionary who traveled with Cao.The ride on March 5, 2017, was different. Cao and a teacher were on a raft returning to Yunnan prov-ince when they saw Chinese security agents waiting for them on the shore. Decades of work in Chinas clandestine houseŽ churches and unofficial Bible schools had prepared the prominent 58-year-old Christian leader for this moment. He quickly threw his cellphone into the water, protecting the identi-ties of more than 50 Chinese teachers he had recruited to give ethnic minority Burmese children a free education rooted in Christianity.But Cao himself could not escape. He was sentenced last month to seven years in prison for organizing others to illegally cross the borderŽ „ a crime more commonly applied to human traffickers. His American sons and Christian colleagues „ who have not been allowed con-tact with him since his arrest „ spoke about the case for the first time to The Associ-ated Press, arguing that the pastors sentence should be reduced in light of his humanitarian work.Nothing my father orga-nized was ever political. It was always just religious or charitable,Ž said Ben Cao, the pastors 23-year-old son, a U.S. citizen living in Char-lotte, North Carolina. We hope that China will be mer-ciful, and see that my fathers intentions were good.ŽCaos punishment was handed down as Beijing pursues a plan to sinicizeŽ the countrys major religions, eliminate foreign influenceŽ and align faiths more closely with the athe-ist ruling Communist Partys own doctrines. Analysts say the government increasingly views Christianitys rise in China as a threat to its rule, and may be using prominent figures such as Cao as an example to intimidate nascent movements.The pastors case also appears to show the party wants to extend its control over the activities of Chinas faithful even when they are abroad.This reflects the tightening environment under President Xi (Jinping) against any kind of religious independence,Ž said Caos longtime friend Bob Fu, a Texas-based Christian rights activist. In the past when they talked about foreign infiltration, they were referring to the activi-ties of foreign missionaries inside China, but that has now expanded to include Chinese missionaries going overseas.Ž New religious regulations implemented in February stipulate that Chinese nationals who leave the country for religious purposes without government authorization could be fined up to 200,000 yuan ($31,780). Meanwhile, lead-ers of churches not approved by the state have reported being prevented from leav-ing mainland China outright.A U.S. State Department spokesman told the AP that Washington is deeply concernedŽ about Caos sentence and has urged China to release him as a U.S. legal permanent resident on humanitarian grounds.Ž Cao intends to retire and return to his family in America once he is freed, the spokesman said.Chris Smith, a New Jersey congressman who chairs a House subcommittee on human rights, said in a state-ment that Pastor Caos name should be on President Trumps lips whenever he talks to Xi Jinping,Ž Chinas president. ___Cao was 20 years old when he met an American Christian couple who were sightseeing in his hometown in central Hunan province. They gave him his first Bible and exchanged letters with him about Christianity. Cao, the eldest son of teachers, told them that he listened to the evangelist Billy Grahams radio broadcasts and felt called to pastor the Chinese people. So even after marrying an American woman, completing seminary studies in New York and pastoring a Chinese-American con-gregation in North Carolina, Cao retained his Chinese citizenship and split his time between the countries.He became heavily involved with Chinas houseŽ churches „ Protestant congregations that are not state-sanctioned but which local authorities have in many cases tolerated. Cao founded more than a dozen Bible boarding schools in central and southern China that trained teenagers from poor Christian families to become unofficial pastors. Some later became teachers at the schools Cao built in Myanmar.Most of the schools have been raided and shut down by security agents in recent years, Caos supporters say.Amos Cao, the pastors 26-year-old son, said Cao has a magnetic presence that made him a natural teacher. He loves telling self-deprecating bilingual jokes, and ran a website that explained English idioms in Chinese.I traveled at least 5,000 miles, mostly by train, hard-seat class or bus,Ž Cao once described his work in a letter to supporters. Praise the Lord, He has sustained me and kept me in good shape. I lost five pounds!ŽWhen earthquakes struck Sichuan province in 2008, and Nepal in 2015, Cao flew in to help victims, his fellow missionaries said, buying clothes for them even as he wore the same grey jacket and shoes for years.My father always tried to save as much money as possible so he could give it away,Ž Ben Cao said.My fathers intentions were goodTODAYSHABBAT SERVICES: At 10 a.m. every Saturday at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Call 352-3304466 or go to PRINCESS BRUNCH: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Father's House, 2301 South St. in Leesburg. Cost is $15, girls 5 and under free. With gifts, guest speaker and picture station. Call 352-315-1815 to register. TOUCH-A-TRUCK EVENT: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 2727 S. Grove St. in Eustis. Presented by Kiwanis Club. With bounce house and food. Free. Call Marcy Kappel at 352-589-5683 for information. SING INTO SPRING: At 4 p.m. at Graceway Church, 10200 Morningside Drive in Leesburg. Lake County Ladies Chorus Annual Spring Concert. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 352-728-1620 for information.SUNDAYEARTH DAY CLEANUP: From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Highway 441 starting at Eudora Road and ending at Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. World Mission Society Church of God in partnership with Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway. Go to GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: From 3 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at First Presbyterian Eustis, 117 S. Center St. To help people face challenges and rebuild their lives. Go to SERVICE AND BARBECUE: At 10:30 a.m. at Grace Bible Baptist Church, 1703 Lewis Road in Leesburg. For Public Safety Appreciation Day. Free plaque for each department, gift for each guest and dinner for all public safety personnel and their families who attend. Call 352-326-5738.MONDAYOUR FATHER'S HANDS CRAFT GROUP: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Most items created are donated to charity. Call 352728-0004 for information. GRIEFSHARE: At 3:30 p.m. every Monday at First United Methodist Church of Tavares, 600 W. Ianthe St. For those grieving the loss of a loved one. Cost is $15 for workbook. Call Betty at 352308-8229 to register. TOASTMASTERS MEETING: From 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at Clermont Seventhday Adventist Church, 498 W. Montrose St. Call 352-234-6495.TUESDAYLADIES PRECEPT BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. LADIES TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information.WEDNESDAYLADIES BIBLE STUDY: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Call 352-728-0004 for information. GRIEFSHARE: From 2 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Room C/D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. For all who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Call 352-259-9305 for information. YOGA THERAPY CHURCH: At 11 a.m. every Wednesday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. Amrit Yoga Therapy and Christian Scripture. Call 352-203-7258. WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDIES: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CALENDARAmos Cao, son of Chinese Rev. John Sanqiang Cao, holds a family photo showing his father, far right, in Ann Arbor, Mich. The prominent pastor who has been detained by Chinese authorities since March 5, 2017 was sentenced in March 2018 to seven years in prison for organizing others to illegally cross the border.Ž [PAUL SANCYA/AP] Jailed Chinese pastors United States family seeks mercyRev. John Sanqiang Cao breaks ground on a new school in Wa State, Myanmar. [BEN CAO VIA AP] See FAITH, B4


chain link fences.ŽSelf-taught with both the harmonica and piano, Strickland has not let those skills atrophy and would like to teach music at a senior center.ŽEnlisting in 1952 at 17, Strick-land went to San Diego for boot camp, which in those days, included a lengthy training stint in the desert surrounding Camp Elliot, California. The Navy then sent him to Guan-tanamo Bay, Cuba, to meet his first and only ship, but he just missedŽ Brough and caught a ride to Norfolk, Virginia, aboard the iconic battleship USS Wisconsin.Finally I joined the Brough crew,Ž he said, and we home ported in Newport, Rhode Island „ going out on patrols off the New England coast for six months and then doing the same down in Key West the rest of the year.ŽIt was during one of those early patrols that he received a compliment from the old bosuns mateŽ (Stricklands grizzled mentor) that would last him a lifetime.The leading petty officer of the deck apesŽ said, in the presence of captain and crew, when Strickland was at the helm, the wake behind the ship was straight as an arrow,Ž indicating that the young sailor had a special touch for navigating 1,500 tons of Navy warship through the waters of the Atlantic.Meantime, down in the berthing area, Don and his shipmates endured head to headŽ sleeping in adjoining bunks, which converted to mess tables at chow time, and during drills, Strickland had the dubi-ous honor of remaining at the No. 1 gun whenever a hangfire occurred.It was then my job, when that unexpended round came out of the breech, to turn and drop it overboard,Ž he said.And what of gloves and ear protection? Not so much,Ž he said with a shrug and a wry smile.The same goes for regularly applying thick coats of red leadŽ and removing asbestos „ part of a deck hands life when Brough went into the yards for repair.The mission came first,Ž he said. And, frankly, we were just not as aware of those health and safety issues back then.Thank God for Mark Godinez (Lake County Veterans Service Officer),Ž said Strickland. He helps me and so many others get on track with any latent or emerging medical issues.ŽFind out more about destroyer escorts and other Navy facts and history at B4 Saturday, April 21, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comDon Stricklands mentor once said, When Strickland was at the helm, the wake behind the ship was straight as an arrow,Ž indicating that the young sailor had a special touch for navigating 1,500 tons of Navy warship through the waters of the Atlantic. [SUBMITTED] every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. MEN'S BIBLE STUDY: From 8 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352259-9305 for information. LADIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information.THURSDAYLADIES THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352259-9305 for information.FRIDAYCHRISTIAN BREAKFAST CLUB: At 8:30 a.m. every Friday at Perkins Restaurant, 27811 S. Highway 27 in Leesburg. Interdenominational and all welcome. Call Dan or Lynda Rushing at 352-530-2518. SHEAR LOVE SOUL SALON: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Friday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. With Pastor and cosmetologist Krista Olson. Wash hair beforehand and bring Bible. Call 352-203-7258. FAITHFrom Page B3must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email or go to CLASS: From 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. the second, third and fourth Monday of the month at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Daughters of the American Revolution help decode your documents and “ nd your ancestors. Call 352242-9805 for information. CARE PACKAGES FOR TROOPS: From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Drop off and label "care package for our troops." Call 352-430-4355 or email CHICKEN WINGS, PIZZA AND CORNHOLE: At 5 p.m. every Monday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992. org.TUESDAYBINGO: At 1:01 p.m. every Tuesday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992. org. TACO TUESDAY: At 5 p.m. every Tuesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail. com or go to From 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Sign in at the door. Connect with members and see what the post is all about. Call 352-323-8750, and ask for an AMVET of“ cer or auxiliary of“ cer. WACKY WEDNESDAY: From 4 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to VETERANS MEETING: At 2 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Leesburg Senior Center, 1211 Penn St. Korean War & Service Veterans Chapter 169. Call 352-748-7009.THURSDAYFUN GAME SHOOTS: At 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday at Amvets Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non members must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750 for information.FRIDAYDINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Friday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to FRIDAY FISH FRY: From 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non-members must sign in with a sponsor. Wear red to honor those deployed. Call Post Commander or Vice at 352-323-8750, email or go to, APRIL 28SPRING CARNIVAL: From 2 to 5 p.m. at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. With arts, crafts, face painting, balloons, slushies, bounce house and games. Call 352-483-3327 for information. SPAGHETTI DINNER: At 5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Guests must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750 or go to SALUTEFrom Page B1 SAILORFrom Page B1

PAGE 13 | Saturday, April 21, 2018 C1 SPORTS FOOTBALL | C3UF KICKER, PUNTER MAY MAKE HISTORY Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Dave SheininWashington PostWithin the existential crisis confronting Major League Baseball over the way the modern game is played, there was always one saving grace. If the games were going to feature more pitches, more strikeouts, more walks, more pitching changes, and more all-or-nothing swings but fewer balls in play than at any time in the games history „ all of that could be tolerated, from a fan-experience per-spective, as long as there were also tons of home runs. You could take away bits of action from the margins of the game, as long as the ultimate action „ the ball flying over the fence at ever-increasing rates „ was the payoff. And for the past few years, that has been the case. It doesnt mean this version of baseball was better than the old one, but it means, even for fans who might otherwise be turned off, it was tolerable.I actually really like the game,Ž Commissioner Rob Manfred said last year. But its not what I like „ the issue is what do the fans want to see. (And) our research sug-gests the home run is actually a popular play in baseball.ŽStrikeouts up, home runs down in MLB so farWashington Nationals Bryce Harper (34) connects for a two-run home run off New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey on Sunday in Washington. [AP PHOTO / PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS] By Hank Kurz Jr.The Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. „ Kyle Busch is on a hot streak, the winner of the last two races in NASCAR's top series and the series points leader as he arrives at Richmond Raceway, where his four career victories are tops among active drivers.But it's a race Busch didn't win here that drew a lot of attention this week.It was 10 years ago on the 0.75-mile oval that Busch cemented his reputation as NASCAR's new villain.Dueling with fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. late in the spring Cup Series race, and with Earnhardt looking to end a two-year racing winless streak, Busch and Earnhardt made contact in Turn Three, crashing both cars.As Clint Bowyer sailed by for the victory, Busch became public enemy No. 1 among NASCAR fans. He and his wife, Samantha, had to dodge rocks and bottles and other debris thrown by angry fans as they left the track, and track and law enforcement officials tucked them inside a trailer for safety until a helicopter arrived to take them away.For the rest of the season, Busch said, he received death threats and had constant protection.The incident, Busch said Friday, was "kind of the blowup moment" in the young stars' relationship.He and Earnhardt, who had had several dustups as well in the 2007 season, became the fiercest of rivals afterward, and it grew to an intense dis-like that lingered for several seasons until late in Earn-hardt's career. Now?Richmond has meaning for BuschKyle Busch gets ready to qualify for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va., on Friday. [AP PHOTO / STEVE HELBER] It was where he became NASCARs villain 10 years ago By Matt BonesteelWashington PostThe NFL released the 2018 regular season schedule, and for the 40th straight year, everyone landed on an even 16 games. Amazing!Some were likely happy with the way the schedule set up, while others perhaps fired off a fist-shaking email to Roger Goodell demanding an explanation. Truth be told, we wont truly know who should be overjoyed or underwhelmed about all this until the vagaries of the draft, training camp and the regular season itself begin to shake out, but its fun to speculate it about it in April, when the season is literally young. So here are a few winners and losers from the 2018 NFL schedule, both on and off the field. Winners FoxThe network is taking over broadcasting duties for a majority of the NFLs Thursday night slate from CBS and NBC, and it looks to have done pretty well with the schedule. Its first game is Vikings at Rams on Sept. 27, a matchup of two division champions from 2017, and then Fox gets the always-watchable Patriots hosting the Colts (finally featuring Andrew Luck again?) the next week. In November, each of the four Fox Thursday night games would seem to look good from a preseason distance of seven months: Raiders-49ers, Panthers-Steelers, Packers-Seahawks and Saints-Cowboys.According to Sports Busi-ness Dailys John Ourand, Fox offered to move some of these better matchups from its 4:25 p.m. Sunday slot to give the Thursday night slate „ a subject of much derision in recent years „ a boost.We had two goals with our schedule „ improve the quality of Thursday Night Football, and maintain the strength of the [Sunday] 4:25 games,Ž Fox Sports President Eric Shanks told Ourand. The NFL worked hard to make that happen.ŽNFL schedule produces winners and some losersThe New England Patriots may have the easiest schedule this year, with only two opponents expected to win at least 10 games. [AP PHOTO / CHARLIE NEIBERGALL] See BUSCH, C4 See NFL, C4 See MLB, C4By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comCLERMONT „ One game at a time.Thats the approach the East Ridge High School softball team has been using for nearly a year, since a stunning extra-inning loss to Lake Minneola in last years district tournament scuttled its state champi-onship dreams.At the time, Knights coach Al Peterson felt his team was guilty of looking too far into the future and not paying attention to its task at hand. As a result, the Knights were forced to hit the road for a regional quarterfinal game against Tampa Wharton, where a 5-3 loss sent the team home for the summer. Not anymore.If the Knights come up short this season, it will happen because they played a better team, not because they were looking ahead instead of worrying about the task at hand. We made one game at a time our team slogan way back in the fall,Ž Peterson said. These girls firmly believe we lost last year because we got too far ahead of ourselves. We had enough talent to go deep in the playoffs. Now, were not overlooking anybody or anything.Knights are locked inFrom left, East Ridges Bailey Bates (2), Megan Yurchick (24) and Isabella Hernandez (3) celebrate after they each scored a run during a game against Tavares on Friday in Clermont. [PAUL RYAN PHOTOS / CORRESPONDENT] East Ridges Kelly Dwyer (12) slams the ball during a game against Tavares on Friday in Clermont. East Ridge softball team focuses on task at handSee KNIGHTS, C4


C2 Saturday, April 21, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVAUTO RACING 4 p.m. CNBC „ IndyCar Series, Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, qualifying, at Birmingham, Ala. 6:30 p.m. FOX „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Toyota Owners 400, at Richmond, Va. BOXING 9 p.m. SHO „ Premier Champions, Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas, junior welterweights; Jermall Charlo welterweight vs. Hugo Centeno Jr., for interim WBC middleweight title; Gervonta Davis vs. Jesus Cuellar, for WBA World (super featherweight) title, at Brooklyn, N.Y. COLLEGE FOOTBALL 12:30 p.m. NBCSN „ Notre Dame Blue and Gold Game, at South Bend, Ind. 2 p.m. ESPN „ Alabama spring game, at Tuscaloosa, Ala. SEC „ Tennessee spring game, at Knoxville, Tenn. 4 p.m. ESPN „ Georgia spring game, at Athens, Ga. 6 p.m. SEC „ LSU spring game, at Baton Rouge, La. COLLEGE SOFTBALL 4 p.m. ESPN2 „ Washington at UCLA GOLF8 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Trophee Hassan II, third round, at Rabat, Morocco 1 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Valero Texas Open, third round, at San Antonio 3 p.m. CBS „ PGA Tour, Valero Texas Open, third round, at San Antonio GOLF „ Champions Tour, Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge, second round, at Ridgedale, Mo. 6 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, HUGELJTBC LA Open, third round, at Los Angeles GYMNASTICS 7 p.m. ESPNU „ Women, NCAA Championships, “ nals, at St. Louis HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 „ Saturday at the Races MIXED MARTIAL ARTS 8 p.m. FS1 „ UFC Fight Night, prelims, at Atlantic City, N.J. 10 p.m. FS1 „ UFC Fight Night, Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee, at Atlantic City, N.J. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Toronto at N.Y. Yankees OR Kansas City at Detroit 4 p.m. FS1 „ Cleveland at Baltimore 6 p.m. SUN „ Minnesota at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. FS-Florida „ Miami at Milwaukee 9 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Washington at L.A. Dodgers OR Boston at Oakland MOTOR SPORTS 3 p.m. FOX „ AMA Monster Energy Supercross, at Foxborough, Mass. NBA BASKETBALL 2:30 p.m. TNT „ NBA playoffs, Eastern Conference, “ rst round, Game 4, Philadelphia at Miami 5 p.m. TNT „ NBA playoffs, Western Conference, “ rst round, Game 4, Portland at New Orleans 7:30 p.m. ESPN „ NBA playoffs, Western Conference, “ rst round, Game 3, Houston at Minnesota 10 p.m. ESPN „ NBA playoffs, Western Conference, “ rst round, Game 3, Oklahoma City at Utah NHL HOCKEY 3 p.m. NBC or NBCSN „ Regional coverage, NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Eastern Conference, “ rst round, Game 5, New Jersey at Tampa Bay NBC or NBCSN „ Regional coverage, NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Eastern Conference, “ rst round, Game 5, Columbus at Washington 8 p.m. NBC „ NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Eastern Conference, “ rst round, Game 5, Toronto at Boston RUNNING 3:30 a.m. (Sunday) NBCSN „ London Marathon, at London SOCCER 7:30 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, West Bromwich Albion vs. Liverpool 9:30 a.m. FS1 „ Bundesliga, Hannover vs. Bayern Munich FS2 „ Bundesliga, Hamburg vs. Freiburg 10 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Watford vs. Crystal Palace Noon FOX „ FA Cup, semi“ nal, Manchester United vs. Tottenham 12:30 p.m. FS1 „ Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Leverkusen 3:30 p.m. LIFE NWSL, Utah at North Carolina TRACK & FIELD 6 p.m. ESPN2 „ Grenada Invitational, at St. Georges, Grenada 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 Friday: Toronto at Washington, late 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 Friday: Boston at Milwaukee, late 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 2, MIAMI 1April 14: Philadelphia 130, Miami 103 April 16: Miami 113, Philadelphia 103 Thursday: Philadelphia 128, Miami 108 Today: 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 Friday: Cleveland at Indiana, late 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 Today: 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 3, SAN ANTONIO 0April 14: Golden State 113, San Antonio 92 April 16: Golden State 116, San Antonio 101 Thursday: Golden State 110, San Antonio 97 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 3, PORTLAND 0April 14: New Orleans 97, Portland 95 April 17: New Orleans 111, Portland 102 Thursday: New Orleans 119, Portland 102 Today: 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 Today: 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, TBA 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 Today: 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 3, TORONTO 1April 12: Boston 5, Toronto 1 April 14: Boston 7, Toronto 3 April 16: Toronto 4, Boston 2 Thursday: Boston 3, Toronto 1 Today: Toronto at Boston, 8 p.m. x-Monday: Boston at Toronto, TBA x-Wednesday, April 25: Toronto at Boston, TBACOLUMBUS 2, WASHINGTON 2April 12: Columbus 4, Washington 3, OT April 15: Columbus 5, Washington 4, OT April 17: Washington 3, Columbus 2, 2OT Thursday: Washington 4, Columbus 1 Today: Columbus at Washington, 3 p.m. 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 Friday: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, late 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 Friday: Colorado at Nashville, late x-Sunday: Nashville at Colorado, TBA x-Tuesday, April 24: Colorado at Nashville, TBAWINNIPEG 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 Friday: Minnesota at Winnipeg, late 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 1AHL CALDER CUP PLAYOFFSAll times EasternDIVISION SEMIFINALS (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE PROVIDENCE VS. LEHIGH VALLEYFriday: Lehigh Valley at Providence, late Today: Lehigh Valley at Providence, 7:05 p.m. Friday, April 27: Providence at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. x-Saturday, April 28: Providence at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. x-Monday, April 30: Providence at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m.CHARLOTTE VS. WB/SCRANTONFriday: WB/Scranton at Charlotte, late Today: WB/Scranton at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26: Charlotte at WB/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. x-Saturday, April 28: Charlotte at WB/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. x-Sunday, April 29: Charlotte at WB/Scranton, 3:05 p.m.TORONTO VS UTICAToday: Utica at Toronto, 4 p.m. Sunday: Utica at Toronto, 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 25: Toronto at Utica, 7 p.m. x-Friday, April 27: Toronto at Utica, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, April 29: Utica at Toronto, 4 p.m.SYRACUSE VS. ROCHESTERFriday: Rochester at Syracuse, late Today: Rochester at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25: Syracuse at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. x-Friday, April 27: Syracuse at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. x-Saturday, April 28: Rochester at Syracuse, 7 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE CHICAGO VS. ROCKFORDToday: Rockford at Chicago, 8 p.m. Sunday: Chicago at Rockford, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 26: Rockford at Chicago, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, April 29: Chicago at Rockford, 5 p.m. x-Monday, April 30: Rockford at Chicago, 8 p.m.MANITOBA VS. GRAND RAPIDSToday: Grand Rapids at Manitoba, 3 p.m. Sunday: Grand Rapids at Manitoba, 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 25: Manitoba at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m. x-Thursday, April 26: Manitoba at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m. x-Monday, April 30: Manitoba at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m.TUCSON 1, SAN JOSE 0Thursday: Tucson 4, San Jose 2 Today: Tucson at San Jose, 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 25: San Jose at Tucson, 10:05 p.m. x-Friday, April 27: San Jose at Tucson, 10:05 p.m. x-Saturday, April 28: San Jose at Tucson, 10:05 p.m.TEXAS 1, ONTARIO 0Thursday: Texas 4, Ontario 3, OT Friday: Ontario at Texas, late Sunday: Texas at Ontario, 6 p.m. x-Tuesday: Texas at Ontario, 10 p.m. x-Monday, April 30: Ontario at Texas, 8 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA New York City FC 5 0 2 17 16 6 Atlanta United FC 4 1 1 13 15 8 New England 3 2 1 10 10 6 Columbus 3 3 1 10 9 7 Orlando City 3 2 1 10 11 10 New York Red Bulls 3 2 0 9 13 6 Montreal 2 4 0 6 6 12 Philadelphia 1 2 2 5 3 6 D.C. United 1 3 2 5 6 10 Chicago 1 3 1 4 7 9 Toronto FC 1 3 0 3 3 6 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Sporting Kansas City 4 1 2 14 14 11 LA Galaxy 3 2 1 10 8 8 Vancouver 3 3 1 10 8 11 Los Angeles FC 3 2 0 9 11 10 FC Dallas 2 0 3 9 7 3 Colorado 2 1 2 8 9 5 Real Salt Lake 2 3 1 7 6 14 Minnesota United 2 4 0 6 8 12 Houston 1 2 2 5 9 8 San Jose 1 2 2 5 9 10 Portland 1 3 2 5 9 14 Seattle 0 3 1 1 2 7 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieFridays GameVancouver at Sporting Kansas City, lateToday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.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 4 0 0 12 7 2 Chicago 2 1 1 7 7 4 Seattle 2 1 0 6 3 2 Portland 2 1 0 6 5 4 Washington 1 2 0 3 5 6 Utah 0 1 2 2 1 2 Houston 0 1 2 2 1 4 Orlando 0 2 1 1 2 5 Sky Blue FC 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Wednesdays GamesNorth Carolina 1, Seattle 0 Chicago 3, Houston 0Fridays GamesWashington at Portland, lateTodays GamesUtah at North Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Sky Blue FC at Chicago, 8 p.m.Sundays GamesHouston at Orlando, 5 p.m.Saturday, April 28North Carolina at Houston 3:30 p.m. Chicago at Washington, 7 p.m. Seattle at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Utah, 9 p.m.Wednesday, May 3Orlando at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.CHAMPIONS LEAGUESEMIFINALS(Home teams listed “ rst) All times Eastern First Leg TuesdayLiverpool (England) vs. Roma (Italy), 2:45 p.m.Wednesday, April 25Bayern Munich (Germany) vs. Real Madrid (Spain), 2:45 p.m.Second Leg Tuesday, May 1Real Madrid (Spain) vs. Bayern Munich (Germany), 2:45 p.m.Wednesday, May 2Roma (Italy) vs. Liverpool (England), 2:45 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS SOCCER RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Won 1, Lost 0, Tied 1)Sunday, Jan. 28 „ United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0Saturday, June 9 „ vs. France at Lyon, France (tentative) ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLToday National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINEat St. Louis -210 Cincinnati +190 at Philadelphia -162 Pittsburgh +152 at Milwaukee -170 Miami +158 N.Y. Mets -135 at Atlanta +125 Chicago Cubs -118 at Colorado +108 at Arizona -199 San Diego +184 Washington -118 at L.A. Dodgers+108American Leagueat N.Y. Yankees -151 Toronto +141 at Detroit -111 Kansas City +101 Cleveland -181 at Baltimore +166 at Tampa Bay -116 Minnesota +106 at Chi. White Sox Off Houston Off Seattle -150 at Texas +140 Boston -158 at Oakland +148Interleagueat L.A. Angels -202 San Francisco +182NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PlayoffsTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Philadelphia 3 215 at Miami at New Orleans 6 216 Portland Houston 5 214 at Minnesota at Utah 4 207 Okla. CityNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Stanley Cup PlayoffsTodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Tampa Bay -235 New Jersey +215 at Boston -180 Toronto +165 at Washington -163 Columbus +153 Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Recalled LHP Tanner Scott from Norfolk (IL). Optioned INF Engelb Vielma to Norfolk. BOSTON RED SOX „ Activated LHP Drew Pomeranz from the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Marcus Walden to Pawtucket (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Recalled RHPs Chris Bassitt and Josh Lucas from Nashville. Optioned LHP Daniel Coulombe to Nashville. SEATTLE MARINERS „ Activated C Mike Zunino, C, from the 10-day DL. Optioned C Mike Marjama to Tacoma (PCL).National LeagueCHICAGO CUBS „ Placed RHP Eddie Butler on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Luke Farrell from Iowa (PCL).Midwest LeagueQUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS „ Announced RHP was transferred to the team from Tri-City (NYP) and RHP J.B. Bukauskas was transferred to Tri-City.American AssociationCLEBURNE RAILROADERS „ Signed RHP Cortland Cox, C Michael Pair and LHP Michael Gunn. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS „ Released OF Joe Jackson and RHP Brian Ernst.Can-Am LeagueNEW JERSEY JACKALS „ Released RHP Fernando Cruz. ROCKLAND BOULDERS „ Signed INF Aaron Wilson and 1B Mikael Mogues.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueNFL „ Suspended Minnesota LB Kentrell Brothers and Carolina TE Kent Taylor the “ rst four games of the regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances. CLEVELAND BROWNS „ Terminated the contract DB Corey White. Waived DB Reggie Porter.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueCAROLINA HURRICANES „ Announced the resignation of coach Bill Peters. NASHVILLE PREDATORS „ Recalled F Frederick Gaudreau, Harry Zolnierczyk, Brandon Bollig, Tyler Gaudet and Emil Pettersson; D Alexandre Carrier, Petter Granberg and Frederic Allard; and G Troy Grosenick from Milwaukee (AHL).USA HOCKEYUSAH „ Named David Quinn coach of the 2019 U.S. National Junior Team.SOCCERNational Premier Soccer LeagueNEW YORK COSMOS B „ Signed M Rafa Garcia.COLLEGESALABAMA „ Announced mens sophomore basketball F Braxton Key was granted his release and plans to transfer. KANSAS „ Sophomore C Udoka Azubuike has declared for the NBA draft. KENTUCKY „ Freshman F Jarred Vanderbilt has declared for the NBA draft. MICHIGAN „ Sophomore G Charles Matthews has declared for the NBA draft. SYRACUSE „ Sophomore G Tyus Battle has declared for the NBA draft. WISCONSIN „ Signed mens basketball coach Greg Gard and womens basketball coach Jonathan Tsipis to “ ve-year contract extensions through May 31, 2023; and womens hockey coach Mark Johnson and mens hockey coach Tony Granato to “ ve-year contract extensions through June 30, 2023. GOLF PGA TOURTEXAS OPENThursdays leaders at TPC San Antonio (Oaks Course), San Antonio; Purse: $6.2 million; Yardage: 7,435; Par: 72First RoundGrayson Murray 35-32„67 Chesson Hadley 33-35„68 Billy Horschel 33-35„68 Ryan Moore 34-34„68 Keegan Bradley 34-34„68 Matt Atkins 35-33„68 Andrew Landry 36-33„69 Jon Curran 33-36„69 Roberto Daz 36-33„69 Harris English 34-35„69 Joshua Creel 32-37„69 Brendan Steele 36-34„70 Brandt Snedeker 35-35„70 Nick Watney 35-35„70 Abraham Ancer 37-33„70 Keith Mitchell 34-36„70 Zach Johnson 38-32„70 Austin Cook 35-35„70 David Hearn 35-35„70 Corey Conners 33-37„70 Beau Hossler 37-34„71 Sangmoon Bae 36-35„71 Aaron Baddeley 37-34„71 Jimmy Walker 36-35„71 Brian Stuard 34-37„71 Ollie Schniederjans 38-33„71 Ryan Palmer 36-35„71 Matt Kuchar 35-36„71 Si Woo Kim 36-35„71 Jim Furyk 36-35„71 Paul McConnell 34-37„71 Ben Silverman 36-35„71 Zecheng Dou 35-36„71 Adam Schenk 35-36„71 Johnson Wagner 37-35„72 Richy Werenski 39-33„72 Michael Thompson 36-36„72 Brandon Harkins 34-38„72 Matt Jones 38-34„72 Pat Perez 36-36„72 Kevin Chappell 35-37„72 Graeme McDowell 38-34„72 Vaughn Taylor 35-37„72 Hudson Swafford 38-34„72 Brice Garnett 38-34„72 Mackenzie Hughes 36-36„72 Matt Every 32-40„72 Sean OHair 38-34„72 Luke List 37-35„72 Dylan Frittelli 37-35„72 Ben Crane 36-36„72 Kevin Tway 38-34„72 Charley Hoffman 36-36„72 Rod Pampling 36-36„72 Ryan Armour 35-37„72 Martin Kaymer 38-34„72 Billy Hurley III 34-38„72 J.J. Spaun 37-35„72 Cameron Champ 36-36„72 Denny McCarthy 37-35„72 Ethan Tracy 40-32„72 Joaquin Niemann 35-37„72 J.T. Poston 37-35„72 Troy Merritt 37-36„73 J.B. Holmes 39-34„73 Fabin Gmez 37-36„73 Ernie Els 36-37„73 Geoff Ogilvy 32-41„73 Ricky Barnes 38-35„73 Retief Goosen 37-36„73 Andrew Putnam 39-34„73 Sam Ryder 36-37„73 Steve Wheatcroft 35-38„73 Ben Martin 36-37„73 Jonathan Byrd 37-36„73 Chris Kirk 37-36„73 Bill Haas 36-37„73 K.J. Choi 37-36„73 Martin Laird 37-36„73 Hunter Mahan 35-38„73 Zac Blair 36-37„73 Steve Marino 35-38„73 Andrew Yun 37-36„73 Tyler Duncan 38-35„73 Jonathan Randolph 36-37„73 Kyle Thompson 38-35„73 Kevin Streelman 38-36„74 Brian Gay 38-36„74 Daniel Summerhays 38-36„74 John Senden 37-37„74 Scott Piercy 38-36„74 Tom Lovelady 37-37„74 Curtis Reed 38-36„74 Troy Matteson 38-36„74 Bronson Burgoon 37-37„74 Nicholas Lindheim 39-35„74 Joel Dahmen 39-35„74 Jesse Droemer 37-37„74 Cameron Tringale 37-37„74 Sergio Garcia 37-37„74 Stewart Cink 34-40„74 Russell Knox 39-35„74 Harold Varner III 37-37„74 Jason Kokrak 39-35„74 Julian Suri 41-33„74 Trey Mullinax 35-39„74 Cameron Percy 36-39„75 Peter Uihlein 35-40„75 Martin Flores 38-37„75 Xander Schauffele 37-38„75 Adam Scott 37-38„75 Shawn Stefani 36-39„75 Patrick Rodgers 37-38„75 Tom Hoge 38-37„75 Nate Lashley 40-35„75 Conrad Shindler 39-36„75 Rob Oppenheim 40-35„75 Dominic Bozzelli 39-36„75 Jamie Lovemark 37-38„75 John Huh 37-38„75 Peter Malnati 36-39„75 David Lingmerth 37-38„75 Wesley Bryan 36-39„75 Talor Gooch 39-36„75 Brett Stegmaier 39-36„75 Anirban Lahiri 39-37„76 John Peterson 37-39„76 Danny Lee 41-35„76 Martin Piller 39-37„76 Stephan Jaeger 40-36„76 Shubhankar Sharma 37-39„76 Nick Taylor 42-34„76 Sung Kang 40-36„76 Seamus Power 39-37„76 Greg Chalmers 40-37„77 Xinjun Zhang 39-38„77 Michael Kim 38-39„77LPGA TOURHUGEL-JTBC CHAMPIONSHIPThursdays leaders at Wilshire Country Club Los Angeles; Purse: $1.5 million; Yardage: 6,450; Par: 71 (a-denotes amateur)First RoundInbee Park 33-33„66 Marina Alex 31-36„67 Emma Talley 34-34„68 Eun-Hee Ji 34-34„68 Pernilla Lindberg 33-35„68 Caroline Inglis 33-35„68 Aditi Ashok 35-33„68 Moriya Jutanugarn 34-34„68 Lexi Thompson 34-34„68 Natalie Gulbis 34-35„69 Azahara Munoz 34-35„69 Lindsey Weaver 34-35„69 Katherine Kirk 34-35„69 Minjee Lee 34-35„69 Brooke M. Henderson 36-34„70 Lydia Ko 35-35„70 Jeong Eun Lee 35-35„70 Yu Liu 37-33„70 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 37-33„70 Kassidy Teare 34-36„70 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 35-35„70 Lizette Salas 34-36„70 Lindy Duncan 34-36„70 Bronte Law 35-35„70 Brittany Altomare 35-35„70 Jaye Marie Green 35-35„70 Peiyun Chien 35-35„70 Karine Icher 36-34„70 Nasa Hataoka 35-36„71 Lauren Coughlin 35-36„71 Georgia Hall 36-35„71 Jessica Korda 34-37„71 Mi Hyang Lee 36-35„71 Pornanong Phatlum 35-36„71 So Yeon Ryu 34-37„71 Ayako Uehara 33-38„71 Morgan Pressel 36-35„71 Brianna Do 36-35„71 Cydney Clanton 35-36„71 Ariya Jutanugarn 33-38„71 Jin Young Ko 35-36„71 Paula Creamer 32-39„71 Tiffany Chan 36-35„71 Sun Young Yoo 35-36„71 Brittany Lincicome 36-36„72 Gemma Dryburgh 32-40„72 Mi Jung Hur 34-38„72 Sydnee Michaels 36-36„72 Paula Reto 35-37„72 Beatriz Recari 35-37„72 Kelly Shon 37-35„72 Thidapa Suwannapura 36-36„72 Maria Torres 37-35„72 Dani Holmqvist 34-38„72 Chella Choi 37-35„72 Sei Young Kim 38-34„72 Kris Tamulis 36-36„72 Caroline Hedwall 36-36„72 Maria Hernandez 36-37„73 Jennifer Song 39-34„73 Michelle Wie 35-38„73 Wei-Ling Hsu 37-36„73 Cristie Kerr 36-37„73 Gaby Lopez 40-33„73 Ryann OToole 36-37„73 Wichanee Meechai 35-38„73 Amy Olson 37-36„73 Beth Allen 38-35„73 Haeji Kang 37-36„73 Austin Ernst 36-37„73 Amy Yang 37-36„73 Megan Khang 36-37„73 Lee Lopez 38-35„73 Hee Young Park 35-39„74 Alison Lee 36-38„74 Candie Kung 38-36„74 Sung Hyun Park 37-37„74 Nelly Korda 37-37„74 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 35-39„74 a-Hae-Ran Ryu 36-38„74 Alena Sharp 35-39„74 Carlota Ciganda 37-37„74 Madelene Sagstrom 37-37„74 Mariah Stackhouse 38-36„74 Christina Kim 36-38„74 Mina Harigae 38-36„74 Daniela Iacobelli 39-35„74 Sandra Gal 37-37„74 Shanshan Feng 38-36„74 Anna Nordqvist 34-40„74 Cheyenne Woods 38-36„74 Ashleigh Buhai 39-35„74 Su Oh 38-36„74 Lee-Anne Pace 34-40„74 Emily K. Pedersen 36-38„74 Jackie Stoelting 34-41„75 Mariajo Uribe 38-37„75 Mo Martin 38-37„75 Ally McDonald 36-39„75 Charley Hull 39-36„75 Jenny Shin 37-38„75 Caroline Masson 38-37„75 Laetitia Beck 36-39„75 Hyo Joo Kim 39-36„75 Julieta Granada 36-39„75 Rebecca Artis 38-37„75 Ola“ a Kristinsdottir 40-35„75 Erynne Lee 39-36„75 Stacy Lewis 39-36„75 Juli Inkster 37-38„75 Yani Tseng 38-37„75 Celine Boutier 37-38„75 Jessy Tang 35-40„75 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 39-36„75 Kim Kaufman 41-35„76 Tiffany Joh 38-38„76 Anne-Catherine Tanguay 37-39„76 Mirim Lee 37-39„76 Angela Stanford 37-39„76 Jing Yan 37-39„76 Hannah Green 40-36„76 Giulia Molinaro 37-39„76 Amelia Lewis 39-38„77 Mel Reid 39-38„77 Luna Sobron 36-41„77 Danielle Kang 39-38„77 Katie Burnett 41-36„77 Brittany Lang 39-38„77 Simin Feng 40-37„77 Celine Herbin 37-40„77 AUTO RACING NASCAR XFINITYTOYOTAC ARE 250Lineup based on Friday qualifying for Fridays night race at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va. Lap length: .75 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (00) Cole Custer, Ford, 121.332 mph. 2. (20) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 120.881. 3. (22) Austin Cindric, Ford, 120.251. 4. (21) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 120.214. 5. (42) John H. Nemechek, Chevrolet, 120.192. 6. (11) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 119.734. 7. (7) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 119.691. 8. (1) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 119.628. 9. (5) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 119.628. 10. (9) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 119.543. 11. (18) Noah Gragson, Toyota, 119.400. 12. (2) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, 119.021. 13. (16) Ryan Reed, Ford, 119.174. 14. (3) Jeb Burton, Chevrolet, 119.021. 15. (60) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 118.979. 16. (4) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 118.765. 17. (23) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 118.483. 18. (19) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 118.442. 19. (36) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, 118.136. 20. (15) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 117.986. 21. (90) Brandon Brown, Chevrolet, 117.606. 22. (24) Kaz Grala, Ford, 117.601. 23. (35) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 117.432. 24. (39) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 117.310. 25. (52) David Starr, Chevrolet, 117.198. 26. (51) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 117.106. 27. (38) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, 117.106. 28. (0) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 116.701. 29. (55) Stephen Leicht, Toyota, 116.661. 30. (8) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 116.339. 31. (89) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, 116.124. 32. (93) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, 115.880. 33. (40) Chad Finchum, Toyota, 115.617. 34. (76) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, Owner Points 35. (28) Tony Mrakovich, Ford, Owner Points 36. (78) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, Owner Points 37. (45) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, Owner Points 38. (01) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, Owner Points 39. (66) Timmy Hill, Dodge, Owner Points 40. (74) Mike Harmon, Dodge, Owner PointsBASEBALLLake-Sumter 6, Florida State College 4Seth Martin hit a tworun double during a five-run seventh-inning to lift Lake-Sumter State College to a 6-4 win over Florida State College on Friday in Jacksonville.Colby Woodard picked up his fourth win of the season for the Lakehawks, giving up four hits and two runs in two innings of relief work while Xavier Rodriguez picked up his first save with two shutout innings of work.Kyle Wiseman pitched five shutout innings to start the game before load-ing the bases with no outs to start the sixth.LSSC improved to 17-29-1 overall and 9-13 in the Mid-Florida Con-ference while Florida State College fell to 15-27 over-all and 5-17 in conference play.ROUNDUP

PAGE 15 | Saturday, April 21, 2018 C3 DefenseEDGE RUSHERS/ENDS Marcus Davenport, 6-6, 264, UTSA Strengths: Long, fast and explosive athlete with maybe even more upside than Chubb. Weaknesses: Instincts and reaction are a work in progress, limiting his quickness. Gone by: Pass rush potential like this generally doesnt last past top 15. Harold Landry, 6-3, 252, Boston College Strengths: Long arms, fast hands and nicely developed pass-rush moves. Weaknesses: Needs to play stouter against run and could be limited to 3-4 outside linebacker. Gone by: Top 35. DEFENSIVE TACKLES DaRon Payne, 6-2, 311, Alabama Strengths: Massive and powerful with quick hands. Run stuffer. Weaknesses: His pass rush is almost all power. Gone by: Middle of second round. Vita Vea, 6-4, 347, Washington Strengths: Athleticism and quickness for his size outstanding. Weaknesses: Production and playmaking inconsistent. Gone by: Top 20. LINEBACKERS Roquan Smith, 6-1, 236, Georgia Strengths: Excellent recognition, sidelineto-sideline range and athleticism, with coverage skills on passing downs. Weaknesses: A bit undersized and can get engulfed by big blockers. Gone by: Top 15. Tremaine Edmunds, 6-5, 253, Virginia Tech Strengths: Tremendous size and speed combination. Solid tackler. Weaknesses: Needs some work on shedding blocks. Gone by: Top 15. CORNERBACKS Denzel Ward, 5-10, 196, Ohio State Strengths: Blazing speed, physical for his size, and gets his hands on a lot of passes. Weaknesses: Any issues stem from size and strength, neither of which is optimal but have hardly held him back. Gone by: Consensus “rst cornerback off the board, probably top 10 or so. SAFETIES Derwin James, 6-3, 211, Florida State Strengths: A little more explosive athleticism, but not quite as much polish as Fitzpatrick. Weaknesses: Anticipation and diagnosis of plays need some work. Gone by: No. 8 or so.Oense Q UARTERBACKS S am Darnold, 6-3, 220, USC S trengths: Excellent arm, good size and can make accurate throws „ or the occasional positive run „ when the pocket breaks down. Works his progressions. W eaknesses: Ball security. Ball security. Ball s ecurity. G one by: Pick No. 3. J osh Rosen, 6-4, 226, UCLA S trengths: Polished passer with excellent mechanics and nice touch. W eaknesses: Durability issues in college. W ill force plays unnecessarily. G one by: Top “ve or so. J osh Allen, 6-5, 233, Wyoming S trengths: Arm strength, athleticism, size. Its all ideal. W eaknesses: Accuracy and ability to c hange speed on his throws while still being o n target. G one by: Top 10. RUNNING BACKS Sony Michel, 5-11, 220, Georgia Strengths: Three-down back with good speed, decent receiving skills and ability to pass protect. Weaknesses: Limited shiftiness. Gone by: Middle of second round. WIDE RECEIVERS Calvin Ridley, 6-0, 189, Alabama Strengths: Game-breaking speed and explosive out of his cuts. Weakness: Slender. Can he play through contact at the line? Gone by: Top-25 pick, likely “rst receiver taken. TIGHT ENDS Mike Gesicki, 6-5, 247, Penn State Strengths: Big-time athlete who can make plays down“eld. Weaknesses: Blocking needs a lot of work. Gone by: Maybe Day 1. Maybe Day 2. TOP OFFENSIVE TACKLE PROSPECT Mike McGlinchey, 6-8, 312, Notre Dame TOP GUARD PROSPECT Quenton Nelson, 6-5, 329, Notre Dame TOP CENTER PROSPECT Billy Price, 6-4, 312, Ohio State DRAFT PREVIEW The playersA look at the top prospects from the Class of 2018 Baker Mayeld, QB, Oklahoma >>> 6-1, 215 Strengths: Accuracy, competiveness, and command of the offense. Gets the ball out quickly and decisively. Weaknesses: Undersized. Elusiveness and mobility that was a plus in college might not translate to the NFL. Gone by: Pick 15. <<< Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State6-0. 233 Strengths: Quick feet, sharp cuts, top-end speed, powerful lower body, solid pass catcher, willing blocker and, by all accounts, excellent work ethic. Weaknesses: The one knock: He needs to use that power to run through more tacklers and push piles forward. Gone by: Browns at No. 4.10Sacks in 201772Total tackles in 2017, including 39 solos1Forced fumbles in 2017 4,627Passing yards in 2017 70.5Completion percentage in 201743TD passes in 2017Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State >>> 6-4, 269 Strengths: Rushes with a good combination of power and speed, and varied moves. Holds his ground well against the run. Weaknesses: Not quite the elite athleticism of a player such as Myles Garrett, which could limit his upside. Gone by: Pick No. 5 or 6.Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama >>> 6-1, 201 Strengths: Versatility, intelligence, instincts, leadership and smooth athleticism. Weaknesses: The nits to pick: He is not an explosive hitter and maybe he could use a few extra pounds. Gone by: Only the NFLs love affair with quarterbacks keeps him around past top “ve. Capsules by Ralph D. RussoThe Associated Press[ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTOS] By Mark LongAssociated PressGAINESVILLE „ Florida kicker Eddy Pineiro badly wanted to show off his leg.He pleaded with NFL scouts to kick with the breeze at his back during the school's pro day last month, believing he was capable of hitting an 80-yarder that would open eyes and raise his draft stock."They were like, 'No, no. Coaches want to see you kick into the wind,'" Pineiro said.They did the same to punter Johnny Townsend. The col-lege teammates obliged, and performed just fine in the other direction.Pineiro and Townsend hope they did enough to get drafted. If so, they would become the first specialists from the same college drafted in the same year since Clemson's duo of Dale Hatcher (third round) and Donald Igwebuike (10th) in 1985. Pineiro and Townsend would be the first teammates to do so „ call it a "rare feet" „ since the NFL draft was shortened to seven rounds in 1994.Pineiro and Townsend are hardly locks, but they're far from long shots after work-ing out at the NFL combine, at Florida's pro day and for a number of teams in private.They are widely regarded as the second-best prospects at their positions, trailing only Auburn place-kicker Daniel Carlson and Texas punter Michael Dickson."Anything can happen," Townsend said. "The draft is a hectic process. As a specialist, you just have to control what you can and sit back and see what happens."There's no doubt Pineiro and Townsend have to talent to make NFL rosters.Pineiro made 29 of his last 30 field-goal attempts and finished his college career having made 38 of 43, including all five from 50 yards or longer. His career conversation rate of 88.4 percent broke the school record set by Bobby Ray-mond in 1984.The Miami native hit 17 of 18 field goals as a junior in 2017, making him the most accurate kicker in the country. And there's no tell-ing how well he would have done had he played with an offense that could move the ball with any consistency.The Gators ranked 109th in total offense, in triple digits for the sixth time in the past seven years.Floridas Pineiro, Townsend eye rare feat in NFL draft


C4 Saturday, April 21, 2018 | The Associated PressSAN ANTONIO „ Zach John-son was going nowhere in the Valero Texas Open when it all changed with one putt.He made an 8-foot par putt on the 13th hole of the opening round to stay at 2 under. He followed with a big drive, a hybrid into 12 feet and an eagle. Johnson was on his way, and he kept right on going Friday to a 7-under 65 and a share of the 36-hole lead with Ryan Moore.You just never know. Thats the beauty of this game,Ž Johnson said. I felt like I was hitting some solid shots and wasnt getting rewarded, and youve just got to stay in it. Youve got to persevere, grind it out, fight for pars. You just never know.ŽMoore had three birdies over his last five holes for a 67 and joined Johnson at 9-under 135.They had a one-shot lead over Grayson Murray (69) and Andrew Landry (67).Ben Crane (66), Martin Laird (65) and David Hearn (68) were three shots behind. Billy Horschel and Keegan Bradley shot 71 and were four shots behind at 5-under 139.Sergio Garcia, who consulted Greg Norman on the design of the AT&T Oaks Course at the TPC San Antonio, had a short stay in his first time at the Texas Open since 2010. Garcia shot an even-par 72, and at one point became so frus-trated he threw his driver into the shrubs.Garcia finished at 2-over 146 and missed the cut.It was the first time since 2010 that Garcia missed the cut in suc-cessive starts. That was the PGA Championship and, 10 weeks later, the Castello Masters in Spain. This time, he missed the cut in the Masters and Texas Open three weeks apart. Johnson, a two-time winner of the Texas Open, appeared to be headed to a short week until the key par save on the 13th hole, fol-lowed by his eagle, par and three straight birdies. He began the second round Friday with five birdies in a six-hole stretch on the back nine, a sixth birdie on the par-4 first hole, and then an eagle on the short par-4 fifth when he holed out from a greenside bunker.The only sour taste to his second round was a three-putt bogey from about 30 feet on his final hole. Even so, the view was much better than it was Thursday afternoon.Moore thought he had wasted a good birdie opportunity on the par-5 14th hole when he left his 50-foot eagle putt about 6 feet short. But he made that, and then holed a similar putt from 8 feet for birdie on the next hole and capped his good finish with a 15-foot putt on the 17th.That was a huge momentum putt there,Ž Moore said of the 14th. It was a tough putt from down there with a lot of wind. That green is pretty exposed and ... yeah, really short and committed to that second putt really well and knocked it right in the middle.ŽThe birdies on the 14th and 15th were important to Moore because he missed a pair of 10-foot birdie tries to start the back nine. So it was nice to get those and get going in the right direction on the back,Ž he said.The cut was at 1-over 145, and because 80 players made the cut, there will be a 54-hole cut today.Johnson shares Texas Open lead with MooreBut what if all the other timeand action-sucking trends held true, but home runs started to decline? Thats where baseball is in April 2018. And just as with a slumping slugger or a strug-gling pitcher, while it may be too early to panic, it isnt too early to worry and wonder whether theres a problem. Through the first 3 weeks of the season, strikeout and walk rates have increased over March/April 2017 „ with strikeouts accounting for 21.6 percent of all plate appearances last year and 23.0 percent this year (through Thursday), and walks increas-ing from 8.7 percent to 9.2. That puts the game on a pace to set a record for strikeouts for a 12th straight year and produce an 18-year high for walks. No sur-prises there.But the home run rate, which has been on a precipitous climb since the middle of 2015, is down, from 3.1 percent of all plate appearances in March/April 2017 to 2.8 percent in 2018. Three-tenths of a percentage point drop may not seem like much, but over a full season, that comes out to nearly 600 fewer homers than last years all-time-high total of 6,105.This was not an expected outcome in 2018, especially after home run rates were up again across the sport this year in spring training. In the regular season, batters are still hitting fly balls at the same rate as a year ago „ 35.6 percent of all batted balls „ but the percentage of those fly balls turning into home runs has dropped by a full point, from 12.8 percent to 11.8.There are, of course, extenu-ating circumstances, namely the unusually inclement weather across the eastern half of the country this month, which has led to a near-record total of post-ponements and may have also contributed to the lower home run rates. Fly balls typically leave the park more frequently as the weather heats up.But various scientific and jour-nalistic studies last year „ as well as the anecdotal evidence provided by Justin Verlander and others „ found that changes to the composition of the baseball itself were responsible, at least in part, for the surge in home runs. And given this seasons drop, speculation has already begun that another change to the ball has swung the pendulum back in the other direction.This season, MLB mandated that all teams store their baseballs in air-conditioned rooms, while the Arizona Diamondbacks for the first time are using a humi-dor at Chase Field to store theirs. Both measures were intended to standardize the baseballs coef-ficient of restitutionŽ „ or, their liveliness. The Diamondbacks humidor has served its purpose, as the home run rate at Chase Field has dropped acutely, from 3.5 percent of all plate appearances in 2017 to 2.7 so far this season. Perhaps the air-condi-tioned storage across the game is having a similar, if smaller, effect.Alan Nathan, professor emeri-tus of physics at the University of Illinois and a leading expert on the physics of baseball, is among those who caution against jump-ing to any conclusions, about either home run rates or the composition of the baseball, at this early date.This years decline in homers might be due to the unusually cold weather,Ž Nathan in an email. He added, I am generally skeptical of claims that the ball has changed, whether juiced or unjuiced.ŽTodays version of baseball is different than any version that came before: increasingly, an all-or-nothing proposition in which, in 2017, more than a third of plate appearances (33.5 percent) resulted in either a walk, a strikeout or a homer. Thats the highest rate of three true outcomesŽ and the lowest rate of balls in play in history.We all seem to have decided we can sacrifice a certain number of dazzling defensive plays for the sheer spectacle of a lineup full of 20-homer hitters. (In 2017, in fact, 89 of the 144 hitters with enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title hit at least 20 homers, the highest percentage in history.) We have learned to embrace the 200-strikeout slugger, as long he also produces 50-plus home runs, as Aaron Judge did last year.The problem for the sport comes when the recipe for allor-nothing baseball becomes too heavy on the nothing, and too light on the all. MLBFrom Page C1Weve been friends, acquaintances, friendly or competitors with one another over the course of the last three, four, five years. I guess it was probably 2012, 2013 when we started to talk a little bit more and kind of get over our difference some,Ž Busch said, adding that the retired Earnhardt had a lot to do with making it possible. The two, for what they said was the very first time, talked about their relationship, the incident and other incidents that marked their rivalry for the first time on Earnhardts weekly podcast on Tuesday morning. Its a moment that both fan bases have used to fuel their allegiances ever since.A decade later, I hear about it all the time,Ž Busch said on the broadcast.The more than hour-long discussion was, he added before qualifying for Saturday nights Cup race at Richmond Raceway, an opportunity for us to just put it all to bed and be done with it and maybe some of our fans, mine and his, could kind of put it to bed and be done with it and move on and live the rest of our lives in peace, I guess.ŽIts a peace both drivers have finally come to appreci-ate, too.Beyond the on-track issues, there was the matter of Earn-hardt leaving his ride at Dale Earnhardt Enterprises after the 2007 season to take a job with Hendrick Motorsports, which in turn terminated Buschs contract.Earnhardt contends he thought they would be team-mates, but Busch thought otherwise.Busch said on the podcast he was bitter over being released by Hendrick. Initially he was primarily angry with Earnhardt and his team, but as time went on, he became angry with the entire orga-nization. It just became like, You all made this decision. Now youre going to feel the wrath of this decision,Ž Busch recalled.Busch, whod moved to Joe Gibbs Racing, won eight races in his first post-Hendrick season.But his return to Richmond in the fall stoked the fire of the rivalry further. Busch won the pole, but Earnhardt, whose fans were imploring him to exact his revenge, wrecked him, relegating him to 15th place.I felt like if I didnt wreck you at some point, my fans were going to be really (angry),Ž Earnhardt told Busch on the broadcast, admitting it was premeditated. I had been contemplating it, dreaming about it.Ž Now, all is well, Busch said, because they finally cleared the air.I dont think many driv-ers have ever done that „ not done it publicly like that in that fashion,Ž he said. It was way, way, way, way, way long overdue and maybe the 08 incident maybe never would have happened ... if some situ-ations kind of were done a little bit differently between he and I back before that situation.Ž BUSCHFrom Page C1ESPNBristols relationship with the NFL has been a bit prickly in recent years. The network is paying $1.9 billion a year for the Monday Night FootballŽ package plus a lone playoff game during a time of economic uncertainty, and the slate in recent years has been less than optimal. But this year, at least on paper, the schedule seems pretty good, starting with the latenight Week 1 game featuring former MNFŽ color commentator Jon Gruden in his second debut as Raiders coach (against the should-be-good Rams, no less). According to the Athletics Richard Deitsch, ESPN executive vice president of programming and scheduling Burke Magnus lobbied hard for that one and got his wish.Of the 17 Monday night games, all but two feature at least one team with a Vegas over/under win total of at least 8.5 games. Four of the games (Niners-Packers, ChiefsRams, Vikings-Seahawks and Saints-Panthers) feature teams that both have win totals of at least nine games. The PatriotsNew England somehow stumbled upon the leagues easiest schedule according to Neil Greenberg, the Washing-ton Posts numbers guy. He bases this not on last seasons records but Vegas projected win totals and the Super Bowl odds. Only two of the Patriots opponents „ the Steelers and Packers „ are estimated to win at least 10 games this season. LosersAnyone who has a threegame road trip, but especially the Saints.The NFL tried, it really did. Last year, eight teams were given the dreaded three-game road trip and they went a com-bined 9-15 in those games. Take out the Vikings, Eagles and Patriots, three teams that reached conference championship games, and they went 3-12. This year, the number of teams with three-game road trips has been reduced to three: the Saints, Rams and Ravens. New Orleans may have it the toughest, as its three-game road stretch comes in Weeks 13-15, well after its Week 6 open date. Plus, the Saints get a fairly rough stretch of travel even before the three straight away dates: Immediately fol-lowing their week off, they play three road games in four weeks.The Rams three-game roadie comes in Weeks 5-7, and they get a late open date in Week 12. Likewise, the Ravens three-week stretch of road games (Weeks 4-6) comes before their break (Week 10). The LionsDetroit must have been feeling pretty good after drawing the Jets as its Week 1 opponent, but the Lions will have played the Patriots and Packers by Week 5 and then get six other teams with an over/under win total of at least nine games. Greenberg has dubbed their schedule the NFLs hardest. The Raiders and their sleepy fansOakland must travel three times to the eastern United States to play games that will start at 10 a.m. local time and also has to go to London to play the Seahawks. The Raiders also get at 10 a.m. kickoff against the Chiefs in Kansas City, though they have to play that division game every year.The Rams, for comparisons sake, only have two 10 a.m. kickoffs, and both are in the Central time zone. The 49ers also have two, with one of them against an Eastern team. NFLFrom Page C1 Our girls dont look past our next game ƒ most of the time, they dont even look past our next practice.ŽThe Knights have come together this season „ Petersons third with the team „ and produced a 23-2 regular-season record and the No. 1 seed in next weeks Class 8A-District 3 tournament at Lake Minneola. Peterson gives much of the credit for the programs success to his three seniors „ Samantha Guider, Kelly Dwyer and Paola Aponte.Guider and Dwyer have been with Peterson since he began rebuilding the program and Aponte joined the team this season. On Friday, Peterson had an opportunity to say thanksŽ during Senior Night festivities before the Knights wrapped up the regular season against Tavares.The Knights capped off its regular season with a 20-0 win against the Bulldogs. The game was stopped after 2 innings due to the 20-run mercy rule.We got more from those girls than we ever asked for,Ž Peterson said of his senior class. The legacy theyre leaving „ their work ethic, the heart and their attitude „ will never leave our program. Its going to be a bittersweet night, but everything theyve done will continue on because they are the standard our teams in the future will be mea-sured against.ŽEast Ridge is entering the post-season on a roll. The Knights are ranked fourth the latest Miracle Sports Class 8A poll and won 18 in a row at one point. Softball, which had become an afterthought at East Ridge, has become a must-see activity for the first time in nearly a decade. This team is a family,Ž Peter-son said. When practice is over or a game ends, the girls dont go their own way. They hang out together, which allows us to do things like taking the entire team bowling or out to dinner.And theyve completely changed the face of East Ridge softball ƒ hopefully forever.ŽAgainst Tavares, the Knights put the game away with an 11-run first inning and nine more in the second.Fittingly, Aponte, Guider and Dwyer scored three runs apiece and every Knight in the lineup scored at least once. Guider started in the circle and pitched a perfect first inning, and Aponte finished up by retiring the six bat-ters she faced. Dwyer, Skyler Ralstin and Isa-bella Hernandez had extra-base hits. KNIGHTSFrom Page C1New York Yankees Aaron Judge connects for a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday in New York. [AP PHOTO / JULIE JACOBSON] East Ridges Paola Aponte (4) throws a pitch against Tavares on Friday in Clermont. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT]

PAGE 17 | Saturday, April 21, 2018 C5AMERICANLEAGUENATIONALLEAGUEEASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Boston162.889„„9-1W-78-18-1 Toronto126.6674„7-3L-17-35-3 NewYork98.529625-5W-15-44-4 TampaBay513.2781174-6W-13-72-6 Baltimore514.2631172-8L-62-43-10 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Minnesota85.615„„6-4W-15-33-2 Cleveland97.56327-3L-16-23-5 Detroit810.444244-6L-15-63-4 Chicago411.267561-9L-41-53-6 KansasCity414.222681-9W-11-73-7 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY LosAngeles136.684„„7-3L-34-59-1 Houston137.650„5-5W-36-37-4 Seattle98.529325-5L-35-54-3 Oakland910.474436-4W-46-53-5 Texas713.350663-7L-12-85-5 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY NewYork135.722„„6-4L-17-46-1 Philadelphia127.6321„8-2W-27-15-6 Atlanta117.6112„6-4W-27-34-4 Washington910.474425-5L-13-76-3 Miami513.278863-7L-13-92-4 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Pittsburgh128.600„„4-6L-25-47-4 St.Louis108.556116-4L-12-48-4 Milwaukee119.550116-4W-35-66-3 Chicago88.500225-5W-13-45-4 Cincinnati315.167881-9L-21-72-8 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Arizona135.722„„7-3W-17-26-3 Colorado119.550316-4L-12-49-5 LosAngeles89.471426-4W-44-54-4 SanFrancisco711.389643-7L-13-44-7 SanDiego713.350755-5L-34-103-3 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALLGAME1:TIGERS3,ROYALS2,10INN.KANSASCITYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Jaylf501101.266 Merri“eldrf503001.277 Moustakasdh511102.338 Duda1b501001.246 Cuthbert3b503000.273 Almontecf501001.120 Goins2b301010.208 Escobarss410000.169 Gallagherc401001.208 TOTALS41212217 DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Martincf400001.277 Candelario3b401000.282 Cabrera1b200021.274 1-Goodrumpr-1b000000.179 Castellanosrf401000.279 Martinezdh400000.291 McCannc412000.220 Joneslf422201.300 Iglesiasss300001.164 Machado2b200100.217 TOTALS3136324 KANSASCITY0000011000„2120 DETROIT0000200001„360 Oneoutwhenwinningrunscored. 1-ranforCabrerainthe9th. LOB„KansasCity10,Detroit3.2B„ Castellanos(4),McCann(2),Jones(1). HR„Moustakas(5),offFulmer;Jones(1), offKeller.RBIs„Jay(2),Moustakas(14), Jones2(2),Machado(11).SB„Jones(3). SF„Machado. Runnersleftinscoringposition„KansasCity 6(Cuthbert,Almonte3,Goins,Gallagher); Detroit1(Martinez).RISP„KansasCity2for 8;Detroit1for3. Runnersmovedup„Duda,Escobar.GIDP„ Merri“eld,Martinez. DP„KansasCity1(Duda,Escobar);Detroit1 (Candelario,Cabrera). KANSASCITYIPHRERBBSONPERA Hammel95 2224101 3.20 Keller,L,0-1.11 11008 3.86 DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Fulmer78 221496 3.47 Stumpf12 000124 3.18 Greene10 000112 3.52 Jimenez,W,2-012 000125 0.00 WP„Fulmer,Jimenez. Umpires„Home,ScottBarry;First,Roberto Ortiz;Second,RamonDeJesus;Third, KerwinDanley. T„2:46.A„15,406(41,297).GAME2:ROYALS3,TIGERS2KANSASCITYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Jaylf400012.250 Merri“eld2b511101.271 Moustakas3b401010.333 Duda1b500003.226 Solerrf201021.277 Cuthbertdh400002.250 Orlandocf300001.209 a-Goinsph111000.240 Gallagherc000000.208 Escobarss311010.177 Buterac200011.158 b-Almonteph-cf101100.154 Totals34362611 DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Machado2b400000.203 Candelario3b400000.267 Castellanosrf400002.264 Martinezdh300010.276 Goodrum1b311000.194 c-Cabreraph101000.286 1-Gerberpr000000--Hicksc401000.176 Jonescf211100.313 Iglesiasss301102.172 Reyeslf300000.125 TOTALS3125214 KANSASCITY000010002„360 DETROIT001000100„252 a-singledforOrlandointhe9th.b-singled forButerainthe9th.c-singledforGoodrum inthe9th. 1-ranforCabrerainthe9th. E„Candelario(4),Goodrum(1).LOB„ KansasCity10,Detroit4.2B„Soler(3), Goodrum(2).3B„Jones(1).HR„Merri“eld (2),offNorris.RBIs„Merri“eld(5),Almonte (2),Jones(3),Iglesias(6).SB„Iglesias(2). SF„Jones. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Kansas City6(Jay2,Merri“eld,Duda2,Escobar); Detroit1(Candelario).RISP„KansasCity1 for11;Detroit2for5. Runnersmovedup„Butera.GIDP„Cuthbert. DP„Detroit1(Iglesias,Machado,Goodrum). KANSASCITYIPHRERBBSONPERA Junis,W,3-18422141062.02 Herrera,S,3-3110000140.00 DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Norris4.23 113585 4.91 Farmer1.10 001122 6.48 Wilson20 001330 5.40 Greene, L,1-1,BS,2-513 211226 4.15 Inheritedrunners-scored„Farmer1-0.WP„ Wilson.PB„Butera(2). Umpires„Home,CarlosTorres;First,Ramon DeJesus;Second,KerwinDanley;Third, RobertoOrtiz. T„2:34.A„17,194(41,297).STATISTICAL LEADERSAMERICANLEAGUE BATTING: Betts,Boston, .391;Smith,TampaBay, .373;Mauer,Minnesota, .364;Lowrie,Oakland, .346;Altuve,Houston,.342; Cano,Seattle,.339;Judge, NewYork,.339;Martinez, Boston,.338;Moustakas, KansasCity,.338;MMachado,Baltimore,.338. RUNS: Betts,Boston,22; Gardner,NewYork,17; Chapman,Oakland,16; Judge,NewYork,16;Trout, LosAngeles,15;Gregorius,NewYork,14;Pillar, Toronto,14;Ramirez, Boston,14;Simmons,Los Angeles,14;4tiedat13. RBI: Lowrie,Oakland,21; Devers,Boston,17;Gregorius,NewYork,17;KDavis, Oakland,15;Haniger,Seattle,15;Martinez,Boston, 15;Ramirez,Boston,15;5 tiedat14. HITS: Lowrie,Oakland, 28;Altuve,Houston,27; MMachado,Baltimore, 26;Betts,Boston,25; Moustakas,KansasCity, 24;Martinez,Boston,23; Mancini,Baltimore,22; Pillar,Toronto,22;Pujols, LosAngeles,22;Simmons, LosAngeles,22. DOUBLES: Betts,Boston, 8;Bogaerts,Boston,7; Gregorius,NewYork,7; DMachado,Detroit,7; MMachado,Baltimore,7; Correa,Houston,6;Devers, Boston,6;Pillar,Toronto,6; 17tiedat5. TRIPLES: Benintendi, Boston,2;Candelario, Detroit,2;Castellanos, Detroit,2;Cozart,Los Angeles,2;Fisher,Houston, 2;Smith,TampaBay,2; Sanchez,Chicago,2;18tied at1. HOMERUNS: Betts,Boston, 6;Gallo,Texas,6;Lowrie, Oakland,6;Trout,Los Angeles,6;8tiedat5. STOLENBASES: Anderson, Chicago,8;Gordon,Seattle, 8;Buxton,Minnesota, 4;RDavis,Cleveland,4; Garcia,Chicago,4;Gentry, Baltimore,4;8tiedat3. ERA: Morton,Houston,0.72; Cole,Houston,0.96;Sale, Boston,1.23;Verlander, Houston,1.35;Boyd,Detroit, 1.40;Bundy,Baltimore, 1.40;Porcello,Boston, 1.40;Lopez,Chicago,1.42; Kluber,Cleveland,1.52;2 tiedat1.63. STRIKEOUTS: Cole,Houston,41;Hamels,Texas, 34;McCullers,Houston, 34;Verlander,Houston, 34;Kluber,Cleveland, 33;Morton,Houston,33; Bundy,Baltimore,31;Happ, Toronto,31;Sale,Boston, 31;Berrios,Minnesota,29. NATIONALLEAGUE BATTING: Swanson,Atlanta, .352;Flaherty,Atlanta, .352;Grandal,LosAngeles,.352;Peralta,Arizona, .349;Kemp,LosAngeles, .347;Cabrera,NewYork, .343;Martinez,St.Louis, .339;Herrera,Philadelphia, .333;Bryant,Chicago,.328; Hoskins,Philadelphia,.327. RUNS: Albies,Atlanta, 19;Harper,Washington, 18;Cabrera,NewYork, 16;SMarte,Pittsburgh, 16;Pham,St.Louis,16; Bellinger,LosAngeles, 15;Baez,Chicago,14; Goldschmidt,Arizona,14; Hernandez,Philadelphia, 14;4tiedat13. RBI: Harper,Washington, 18;Tucker,Atlanta,18; Cespedes,NewYork,17; Franco,Philadelphia,17; Baez,Chicago,16;Martinez,St.Louis,15;Polanco, Pittsburgh,15;Frazier,New York,14;Hoskins,Philadelphia,14;Pollock,Arizona, 14. HITS: Albies,Atlanta, 25;Swanson,Atlanta, 25;Cabrera,NewYork, 24;LeMahieu,Colorado, 24;Pirela,SanDiego,24; Herrera,Philadelphia,22; Peralta,Arizona,22;5tied at21. DOUBLES: Albies,Atlanta,9; Pollock,Arizona,8;Swanson,Atlanta,8;Dickerson, Pittsburgh,7;Hoskins, Philadelphia,7;Hosmer, SanDiego,7;Kingery, Philadelphia,7;Pirela,San Diego,7;8tiedat6. TRIPLES: Baez,Chicago,3; SMarte,Pittsburgh,3;Cervelli,Pittsburgh,2;Dyson, Arizona,2;KMarte,Arizona, 2;Nimmo,NewYork,2; Pirela,SanDiego,2.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSDetroit3,KansasCity2,10innings (Game1): JaCobyJoneshomered withoneoutinthe10inningtogive theTigersavictoryovertheRoyals inthe“rstgameofaday-night doubleheader.KansasCityhaslost ninestraight.Joneshita2-2fastball fromBradKeller(0-1)intotheTigers bullpeninleft“eld.JoeJimenez(2-0) pickedupthewin,Detroitsfourth straight,withascoreless10thinning. RoyalsstarterJasonHammelallowed tworunson“vehitsandtwowalks innineinnings,matchingthelongest outingofhiscareer. KansasCity3,Detroit2(Game2): Rookie“rstbasemanNikoGoodrum droppedJonJaysgrounderand thenmadeawildthrow,allowing thetiebreakingruntoscoreinthe ninthinningastheKRoyalssnapped anine-gamelosingstreak,rallying pasttheTigersinthesecondgame ofasplitdoubleheader.TheTigers led2-1intheninthofthenightcap beforepinchhitterAbrahamAlmonte linedatyingsinglewithoneout. LATE ClevelandatBaltimore TorontoatN.Y.Yankees MinnesotaatTampaBay PittsburghatPhiladelphia N.Y.MetsatAtlanta SeattleatTexas MiamiatMilwaukee HoustonatChicagoWhiteSox CincinnatiatSt.Louis ChicagoCubsatColorado SanDiegoatArizona BostonatOakland SanFranciscoatL.A.Angels WashingtonatL.A.DodgersTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAM2018VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA CincinnatiBailey(R)0-33.420-40-27.117.18 St.LouisMartinez(R)2:15p2-11.753-11-217.26.62 PittsburghBrault(L)2-14.741-20-00.00.00 PhiladelphiaNola(R)4:05p1-12.221-31-114.00.64 NewYorkdeGrom(R)2-03.243-12-018.03.00 AtlantaTeheran(R)7:10p1-15.403-11-230.13.26 NewYorkdeGrom(R)2-03.243-12-018.03.00 AtlantaTeheran(R)7:10p1-15.403-11-230.13.26 MiamiUrena(R)0-35.570-40-04.23.86 MilwaukeeSuter(L)7:10p1-24.871-30-00.00.00 ChicagoDarvish(R)0-16.002-10-14.110.38 ColoradoAnderson(L)8:10p0-04.742-20-00.00.00 SanDiegoRichard(L)1-15.732-22-224.14.44 ArizonaGodley(R)8:10p2-13.002-10-224.04.50 WashingtonStrasburg(R)2-13.082-21-112.00.75 LosAngelesRyu(L)9:10p2-02.872-10-111.23.09AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAM2018VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA TorontoStroman(R)0-17.982-11-223.25.32 NewYorkMontgomery(L)1:05p1-04.702-11-011.10.79 KansasCityDuffy(L)0-23.860-42-115.25.17 DetroitFiers(R)1:10p1-13.861-11-111.02.45 ClevelandClevinger(R)1-02.702-12-011.01.64 BaltimoreTillman(R)4:05p0-311.910-30-04.110.38 MinnesotaGibson(R)1-03.683-00-05.13.38 TampaBaySnell(L)6:10p2-12.952-20-04.013.50 HoustonKeuchel(L)0-33.521-30-210.09.00 ChicagoGiolito(R)7:10p0-25.501-20-16.22.70 SeattlePaxton(L)1-14.572-21-215.15.28 TexasColon(R)8:05p0-01.451-10-00.00.00 BostonSale(L)1-01.233-10-07.02.57 OaklandManaea(L)9:05p2-21.632-21-18.29.35INTERLEAGUE2017TEAM2017VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA SanFranciscoHolland(L)0-24.600-30-06.04.50 L.A.AngelsRichards(R)9:07p2-03.603-10-00.00.00 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. VSOPP-Pitchersrecordversusthisopponent. THISDATEINBASEBALLApril21 1910: TheClevelandIndiansplayedtheir“rstgameatLeague ParkandlosttotheDetroitTigers5-0,infrontof19,867. 1955: TheBrooklynDodgersbeatthePhiladelphiaPhillies14-4atEbbetsFieldfortheir10thconsecutivevictory fromthestartoftheseasonamajorleaguerecordthat lasteduntil1981. 1967: After737consecutivegames,theDodgerswere rainedoutforthe“rsttimesincemovingtoLosAngeles. TheSt.LouisCardinalswerescheduled. 1982: TheAtlantaBravesbeattheCincinnatiReds4-3for their13thstraightvictory. 1987: TheMilwaukeeBrewers13-gamewinningstreak fromthestartoftheseasonendedwitha7-1losstothe ChicagoWhiteSox.Milwaukeesharedthemajorleague streakof13straight,setbytheAtlantaBravesin1982. 1994: EddieMurraysetamajorleaguerecordwithhis 11thswitch-hithomerungameastheClevelandIndians beattheMinnesotaTwins10-6. 2002: AtlantasRafaelFurcaltiedamodernmajorleague recordandbecamethe“rstBravesplayerin46yearsto hitthreetriplesinagame,asAtlantabeatFlorida4-2. 2012: PhilHumberthrewthe“rstperfectgameinthe majorsinalmosttwoyears,leadingtheChicagoWhite Soxtoa4-0victoryovertheSeattleMariners.Itwas baseballs21stperfectgame 2012: NickSwisherhitagrandslamtohelptheNew YorkYankeeseraseanine-runde“cit,thenheadded atwo-rundoubletogivethemtheleadastheyposted back-to-backseven-runinningstobeatBoston15-9at FenwayPark.THURSDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Detroit13,Baltimore8 Houston9,Seattle2 N.Y.Yankees4,Toronto3 Boston8,L.A.Angels2 NationalLeague ChicagoCubs8,St.Louis5 Philadelphia7,Pittsburgh0 Atlanta12,N.Y.Mets4 Milwaukee12,Miami3 Arizona3,SanFrancisco1 Interleague Nonescheduled SUNDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague ClevelandatBaltimore,1:05p.m. TorontoatN.Y.Yankees,1:05p.m. KansasCityatDetroit,1:10p.m. MinnesotaatTampaBay,1:10p.m. HoustonatChicagoWhiteSox,2:10p.m. SeattleatTexas,3:05p.m. BostonatOakland,4:05p.m. NationalLeague N.Y.MetsatAtlanta,1:35p.m. PittsburghatPhiladelphia,1:35p.m. MiamiatMilwaukee,2:10p.m. CincinnatiatSt.Louis,2:15p.m. ChicagoCubsatColorado,3:10p.m. SanDiegoatArizona,4:10p.m. WashingtonatL.A.Dodgers,8:05p.m. Interleague SanFranciscoatL.A.Angels,4:07p.m.BASEBALLCALENDARAPRIL17-18: Clevelandvs.Minnesotaat SanJuan,PuertoRico. MAY16-17: 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. BettsBos17642225.391 MSmithTB1651619.373 MauerMin1244616.364 LowrieOak19811128.346 AltuveHou20791027.342 CanoSea17561319.339 JudgeNYY17621621.339 JMartinezBos17681323.338 MMachadoBal19771026.338 MoustakasKC18751125.333 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. EatonWas31378.615 CainMil31438.571 FlahertyAtl31357.538 GennettCin31307.538 HoskinsPhi31025.500 YelichMil31447.500 BellPit31316.462 AhmedAri31135.455 MartinezStL31125.455 AGonzalezNYM 3713 .429 ThroughApril20 KansasCityRoyalsreliefpitcherBradKeller,foreground,walkstothedugoutasDetroitTigersJaCobyJones,left, roundsthebasesforawalkoffsolohomerunduringthe10thinningofFridaysGame1ofaday-nightdoubleheader inDetroit.[CARLOSOSORIO/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]


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Mattel Inc., down 49 cents to $12.96: The toymakers CEO, Margo Georgiadis, left after a little more than one year on the job.BRIEFCASENEW YORKFairfax bids $300M for Toys R Us in CanadaCanadas Fairfax Financial Holding has placed a bid of $300 mil-lion to buy Toys R Uss Canadian operations in bankruptcy.According to court papers filed late Thurs-day, the bidder is taking on a role of a stalking horseŽ in a court-approved auction set for Monday in New York. That means it could be outbid in the auction if other buyers come in with a higher offer. The bid from Fairfax surpassed the $215 million offer that Isaac Larian, the CEO of privately held toy company MGA Entertainment, along with several other investors, made last week.Larian, along with other investors, has also offered $675 million to buy 274 U.S. stores.FRANKFURT, GERMANY1 person in custody after raids at PorscheProsecutors say one person is in custody in an investigation of current and former managers at automaker Porsche, a unit of Volkswagen, over the companys diesel emis-sions scandal.Prosecutors in Stutt-gart declined Friday to identify the person, arrested following raids Wednesday at 10 locations in southern Germany, other than to say it was not an active member of the top management board. The probe is aimed at a Porsche board member, another member of its management and a third person who is no longer employed by Porsche. The Associated PressFederal regulators “ ned Wells Fargo $1 billion Friday for abuses tied to its auto lending and mortgage businesses. [MATT ROURKE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Banking giant penalized for mortgage, auto lending abusesBy Ken SweetThe Assocaited PressNEW YORK „ Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to misconduct at its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest punishment levied against the banking giant for widespread customer abuses.In a settlement announced Friday, Wells will pay $500 million to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, its main national bank regulator, as well as a net $500 million to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The fine is the largest ever imposed by the CFPB and its first since the Trump admin-istration took control of the bureau in late November.Starting in September 2016, Wells has admitted to a number of abusive practices across multiple parts of its business that duped consum-ers out of millions of dollars. Regulators, in turn, have fined Wells several times and put unprecedented restrictions on its ability to do business, including forcing the bank to replace directors on its board. Even President Trump, whose administration has been keenly focused on paring back financial regulations, has called out Wells for its bad acts.ŽIn Fridays announcement, the CFPB and the OCC penal-ized Wells for improperly charging fees to borrowers who wanted to lock in an inter-est rate on a pending mortgage loan and for sticking auto loan customers with insurance pol-icies they didnt want or need. The bank admitted that tens of thousands of customers who could not afford the combined auto loan and extra insurance payment fell behind on their payments and had their cars repossessed.These abuses are separate from Wells Fargos well-known sales practices scandal, where employees opened as many as 3.5 million bank and credit card accounts without getting customers authorization. The account scandal torpedoed Wells Fargos repu-tation as the nations best-run bank.In that case, Wells Fargo paid a combined $187 million in fines and penalties to fed-eral regulators, including the CFPB, and the Los Angeles City Attorneys office, and the companys then-CEO John Stumpf stepped down after being bashed by politicians on both side of the aisle.Even with the latest settle-ment, Wells Fargo isnt in the clear. Its wealth management business is reportedly under investigation for improprieties similar to those that impacted its consumer bank. And the Department of Jus-tice is investigating the banks currency trading business.The $500 million paid to the Comptroller of the Currency will go directly to the U.S. Treasury, according to the order. The $500 million paid to the CFPB will go into the bureaus civil penalties fund, which is used to help consumers who might have been harmed in other cases. Wells has previously said it began reimbursing auto loan and mortgage customers last year.The settlement imposes further restrictions on Wells Fargos business, a sign that regulators have lost patience with the banks promises to turn itself around. Wells will need to come up with a risk management plan to be approved by bank regulators, and get approval from bank regulators before hiring senior employees. The OCC said in a statement that one reason for the size of the fine against Wells was the banks failure to correct the deficien-cies and violations in a timely manner.ŽThe $500 million fine matches the largest fine ever handed out by the Comptroller of the Currency against HSBC in 2012.The Federal Reserve cracked down on Wells earlier this year by restricting it from growing larger than the $1.95 trillion in assets that it held at the time and requiring the bank to replace several directors on its board. The Federal Reserve cited widespread abusesŽ for taking such an action.While we have more work to do, these orders affirm that we share the same priorities with our regulators and that we are committed to working with them as we deliver our commitments with focus, accountability, and transpar-ency,Ž said Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan in a statement Friday.The action by the CFPB is notable because the penalty is the first imposed by the bureau under Mick Mul-vaney, appointed by President Trump to take over the consumer watchdog agency in late November. The largest fine previously handed down by the CFPB was a $100 mil-lion penalty also against Wells Fargo.While banks have benefited from looser regulations and lower taxes under Presi-dent Trump, Wells Fargo has been called out specifically by Trump as a bank that needed to be punished for its bad behavior.Fines and penalties against Wells Fargo Bank for their bad acts against their customers and others will not be dropped, as has incor-rectly been reported, but will be pursued and, if anything, substantially increased. I will cut Regs but make penalties severe when caught cheat-ing!,Ž Trump wrote on Twitter back in December. The White House said that, outside of his tweet, President Trump was not involved in the Wells Fargo investigation or settlement.Wells Fargo ned $1 billionMARKET WATCHDow 24,462.92 201.95 Nasdaq 7146.13 91.93 S&P 2670.14 22.99 Russell 1564.12 9.70 NYSE 12,607.16 64.32COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1336.70 .1350 Silver 17.147 .075 Platinum 925.60 8.10 Copper 3.1315 .0035 Oil 68.26 0.03By Alex VeigaThe Associated PressA steep slide in technol-ogy companies weighed on U.S. stocks Friday, pulling the market lower for the second day in a row.Losses among retailers, packaged food and beverage makers and other consumer goods companies also helped weigh down the market. Banks rose as bond yields con-tinued to climb, reflecting increasing investor con-cerns of higher inflation in the wake of rising oil and other commodity prices.Higher commodity prices, a little bit more inflation pressure and higher interest rates, that sort of takes some wind out of the sails for equity markets, at least short-term,Ž said Edward Campbell, senior portfolio manager at QMA, a busi-ness unit of PGIM.The S&P 500 index fell 22.99 points, or 0.9 percent, to 2,670.14. The Dow Jones industrial average slid 201.95 points, or 0.8 percent, to 24,462.94. The Nasdaq composite lost 91.93 points, or 1.3 percent, to 7,146.13. The Russell 2000 index of smallercompany stocks gave up 9.69 points, or 0.6 per-cent, to 1,564.12.For every stock that rose on the New York Stock Exchange, two declined. Still, the indexes finished the week with a gain. This is just the market taking a breather here in an up month,Ž Campbell said.Bond prices continued to slide as bond yields rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 2.96 percent. Thats up from 2.91 percent late Thursday and the highest level since January 2014.The pickup in bond yields helped drive bank shares higher. When bond yields rise, they drive up interest rates on mortgages and other loans, which can translate into bigger profits for banks. Regions Financial gained 4.1 percent to $18.89.Technology stocks were the biggest contributor to the market decline, adding to the sectors losses for the week. Its still up 4.4 percent this year. Apple led the sector slide, finish-ing lower for the third day in a row. The stock lost 4.1 percent to $165.72.Mattel was one of the biggest decliners among consumer-focused com-panies. The struggling toy maker slid 3.6 percent to $12.96 after announcing that CEO Margo Georgiadis is stepping down and is being succeeded by a company director and former studio executive.Tech companies continue to slump


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PAGE 25 | Saturday, April 21, 2018 E1 HOMESTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 GARDENINGCREATE SPACE FOR WILDLIFEThe National Wildlife Federations Garden for Wildlife program says a wildlife garden needs: € Native plants providing nectar, seeds, nuts, fruits, foliage and pollen that can be eaten by a variety of wildlife. You can also include feeders. € Water to bathe or to breed. € Shelter from the weather and predators. € Places to raise young. SAFETYCALL 811 BEFORE DIGGINGInstalling a mailbox or fence, building a deck and landscaping are examples of digging projects that should only begin a er making a call to 811. One free phone call to 811 makes it easy for your local one-call center to notify all appropriate utility companies of your intent to dig. For information about 811 or the one-call utility noti cation center in your area, visit www. TIP OF THE WEEKDEEP CLEAN PROJECTSNothing beats the satisfaction of a deep clean. Here are some things to tackle, according to Grout: To remove mold and mildew, use a sponge and gallon bucket of water with 3/4 cup of bleach, and wipe down the tile and grout. Wait ve minutes, then rinse. Windows: Use hot, soapy water and wipe clean with a squeegee. „ Brandpoint By Laura FirsztMore Content NowIts uncomfortable, its embarrassing, and youd really better fix it sooner rather than later. Were talking about a loose, wobbly toilet. Fortunately, this is not a particularly difficult or expensive home improvement project to take care of. Whether its the base or the seat that is rocking and rolling, find out why and how to tighten a toilet.WARNING: Before inspection or repairs, turn off the water supply valve and flush your toilet to drain water from the bowl. Why you should tighten a loose toilet Tightening a loose toilet isnt rocket science; its a fairly simple fix, but whether you do it yourself or hire someone to take care of the problem, the important letters here are not DIY, but rather ASAP. Why? While a wobbly toilet is not dangerous to life and limb, its a warning sign that unless you take action, your toilet is likely to start leaking from the base in the near future. This type of leak is often difficult to spot, yet it can cause serious water damage to your bathroom floor „ and eventually the subfloor as well (and possibly your downstairs neighbors unit, if you live in a condo building). As for a loose toilet seat? Well, thats just plain uncomfortable for your family and guests. How to tighten a toilet baseCheck the mounting bolts. Pry off the two plastic bolt caps, located one on each side of your toilet base. (You may need a small screwdriver for this task.) See whether you can jiggle either of the bolts underneath with your fingers. If a bolt is loose, simply use a socket wrench to tighten the nut until you feel some resistance. (Beware of overtightening „ you dont want to crack the porcelain of the toilet itself.) A broken bolt, on the other hand, will have to be replaced, together with the wax seal between your toilet and the floor.Check the condition of the flange. The mounting bolts attach your toilet to a flange (a sturdy ring of plastic or metal, which is bolted to the floor). Remove the bolts and check the flange. If it is metal and is just slightly cracked, you should be able to perform DIY repair with the help of an inexpensive semi-circular part called a super flange. When you position this piece on the cracked flange, youll give the mounting bolt a new hole to fit into. However, a plastic flange „ or a metal one that is seriously broken or corroded „ will need to be replaced. Remove the bolts and the damaged flange, and position the replacement flange flush with the floor. Reinsert the bolts and tighten each one, a small amount at a time, so that the new flange sits evenly.Check the level of the toilet. Your rocking toilet may be due to uneven flooring or incorrect installation. The base of the toilet should be flush with the floor; if its not, try correcting the problem with rubber or silicone shims. For a more drastic situation, remove the toilet and reinstall it. (REMINDER: Turn the water supply off first.) Replace the wax seal if it is damaged and caulk with silicone. If the toilet is old and in bad shape, you might want to take this opportunity to find a plumber to replace it altogether. How to tighten a toilet seat While a wobbly seat is less problematic than an entire toilet that rocks, its still enough to give your family and guests a somewhat insecure feeling. For this, the DIY fix couldnt be much simpler. Just tighten the bolts that attach the seat to the toilet by turning them clockwise „ you probably wont need any tools besides your fingers, but if necessary, use pliers to hang onto the nut while you turn the bolt with a screwdriver. If you frequently suffer from the wobbly toilet seat blues, home improvement and hardware stores sell inexpensive, easy-touse seat tightening kits. Laura Firszt writes for bolts on a toilet seat by turning them clockwise. [FLICKR] Use a wrench to tighten loose mounting bolts. [FLICKR] How to tighten a toiletWood framing construction for projects in the Central Florida area is on the rise with many lumber providers seeing doubledigit growth in units sold over the last two years. In the vast majority of the country, wood framing is the predominant material used to frame the basic structure. However, in Central Florida south of Ocala, masonry construction has been the dominant method of home construction because of old construction paradigms. The objections to wood construction in Central and South Florida had been that masonry construction was stronger in hurricanes and more resistant to termites. Homeowners are finding out that hurricanes dont discriminate „ they destroy and damage block homes, too. Plus, termites will still burrow through the crack of concrete and destroy your home. Given that wood frame construction is the predominant method of residential construction throughout the country, old paradigms for concrete are fading. The switch from masonry construction to wood frame construction has little to do with the debate on which method is stronger or more termite resistant. With borate lumber, the termite issue is resolved, and new highly-engineered wood connectors make most wood structures amazingly strong. In fact, wood construction is preferred by many in earthquake zones. Plus, with spray foam insulation and opportunities to increase traditional insulation, wood framing has been found to be more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. The switch is precipitated by saving time and money. Despite double-digit increases in lumber prices in the last year, the cost of materials to construct a wood framed wall versus block and mortar is considerably less. The material is a lot less; more importantly, the labor is lot less and more AROUND THE HOUSEWood framing switch is about saving time, money Don MagruderSee MAGRUDER, E2


E2 Saturday, April 21, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comCounty fairs are an American tradition and one of the highlights of the year for rural communities. Fairs bring people together for fun, fellowship and learning while offering folks an opportunity to showcase their artistry, culinary skills and farming successes. This April, the Lake County Fair celebrated its 97th anniversary. Lake County has seen a lot of change over the last 97 years, but the traditions of the county fair have remained a positive constant. Lake County 4-H has also had a long history in our community. Administered in Florida by the University of Floridas IFAS Extension Services and present in each of Floridas 67 counties, 4-H provides kids the opportunity to learn by doingŽ through hands-on work in a variety of project areas. Since 1911 Lake County kids have developed life skills by engaging in areas of interest ranging from cattle farming and ranching to computers and robotics. Participants have the opportunity to enjoy hands-on experiential learning, share their knowledge with others, participate in community service projects and develop leadership skills. The name 4-HŽ is a reference to the letter H occurring four times in the youth development organizations original motto: "Head, heart, hands, and health." 4-H members in Lake County engaged all four HsŽ at the 2018 Lake County Fair. Participants raised livestock ranging from laying hens to beef heifers. As part of their projects, they provide daily care for the animal and maintain records of their expenditures, medications and feeding practices. The project culminates with the opportunity to exhibit their animals at the Lake County Fair. Market projects, such as steers and swine, are sold to the highest bidder at the conclusion of the show while other projects such as heifers and rabbits return home with the exhibitors and are often bred to seed the following years projects. Kids give demonstrations about their projects at the club, county and district level where they learn how to organize their thoughts and speak with confidence in front of a crowd. Participants also submit their record books for grading and receive ribbons and premiums based on the quality and thoroughness of their records. The livestock shows draw large crowds to the Lake County Fair and bring community members and local businesses together to celebrate and support youth in agriculture. One of the contests members can participate in at the fair is the skilla-thon. Skill-a-thon is a practical test of a members animal knowledge. This year the skill-a-thon centered on animal health and disease. Kids learned about the responsibility they have to provide for the well-being of their project animal, identified different disease threats and explored treatments and medications related to their project. The UF/ IFAS Lake County Extension Office annually prepares 21 skill-a-thons; one for each age group and species combination. The skill-a-thons are not designed to be easy, rather they challenge kids to delve deeper into their projects and develop a thorough understanding of all aspects of livestock production. Each year over 700 skill-a-thons are taken with belt buckles being awarded to the highest scoring participant in each category. This year, 13 kids chose to go above and beyond by participating in every skill-a-thon offered. The 2018 skill-a-thon participants were: Danica Keele, Anabelle Shook, Blaine Keister, Jason Lee, Kieradyn Durden, Cody Ziegler, Michaela Melchiorre, Savannah Tretter, Ryleigh Cannon, Alexander Dusold, Dagan Daniels, Dominique Palka and Oceanna Deaton. Danica Keele, Michaela Melchiorre and Dominique Palka were the highest scoring in their age categories, each earning a trophy. Mark your calendars now for the 2019 Lake County Fair from April 4-13, and plan to come out and see firsthand the positive power of youth and agriculture in our community. To learn more about the Lake County Fair, go to THE EXTENSIONKids demonstrate life skills at the Lake County Fair Megan MannLake County 4-H members showed off their animal science know-how by participating in all seven skill-a-thons offered at the 2018 Lake County Fair in Eustis. [SUBMITTED] plentiful. Masonry is physically hard work, and it takes time to learn the best techniques. Wood framing is easier to learn, requires less supervision and is less strenuous. It is easier to attract and train wood framers versus masons. It takes considerably less time to wood frame a house versus laying blocks and masonry. In the construction world, time really is money. Lately, the delays on jobsites have been the worst since the housing boom. Finding good labor is challenging and finding a large masonry crew is even tougher. A good framing crew can frame a house and set trusses within a couple of days. Jobs with masonry construction may take a week or more. Plus, after the block and masonry have cured, the builder has to schedule a framing crew to set the trusses and frame the interior walls. Projects using masonry construction require two different large crews to work on the project. That just adds to the delays, especially in a tight labor market. Finally, there is the moisture intrusion issue. Concrete block walls and stucco crack, allowing moisture to seep into the home. It is more difficult to water-tight doors and windows in a masonry constructed home, because new technology of wrapping and taping homes cant be done on block and stucco. Just as important, most sidings on wood construction, if done properly, allow for weeping of water to the outside instead of the inside of the home. The new moisture barrier systems for wood construction are fantastic for keeping the home dry. Whats odd is seeing multi-story commercial projects switch to wood. New technologies in termite prevention and fire-treated wood are allowing companies to manage costs and provide housing at a lower cost. As the affordability issue continues to be challenging in residential housing, expect to see more developments in Central and South Florida switch to wood framing construction, because it really is about saving time and money. Don Magruder is the CEO of Ro-Mac Lumber & Supply Inc. He is also the host of the Around the House radio show heard every Monday at noon on My790AM WLBE in Leesburg. MAGRUDERFrom Page E1 By Norman WinterTribune News Service (TNS)The first time I saw the native sweetshrub I instantly fell in love with it, the small deep burgundy flowers and fragrance was an instant lure. I would see them at old homes and plant swaps but not so much in the marketplace. It is known botanically as Calycanthus floridus and is native in more than 20 states in the Eastern United States, as far north as New York. In addition to the name sweetshrub, it is also called Carolina allspice and spicebush. Those names sound pretty marketable to me. The western United States is not without its own version. The California allspice, Calycanthus occidentalis is somewhat similar, thinner petals and a little less fragrance. Both native versions, however, have been used in breeding to turn the sweetshrub world upside down. The first is Hartlage Wine developed by North Carolina State University. My horticulture coordinator at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens planted one in our shade garden under the guise of sweetshrub a most pleasant surprise. Last May as I was taking a walk to survey how things were progressing I felt as though I had found a treasure. Hartlage Wine was blooming, and I instantly recognized it as sweetshrub but Holy WowŽ the flowers were larger than tennis balls and yielded a pleasant fragrance. Hartlage Wine was created by an NC State grad student Richard Hartlage making a cross with the native Calycanthus floridus and the Chinese wax plant one Calycanthus chinensis. A long bloom period and fall yellow color make this plant have award winner written all over it and needs to be in woodland gardens everywhere. North Carolina State University, Mills River, NC also made an outstanding cross called Aphrodite. It is a hybrid between the California allspice and the Chinese wax plant. Aphrodite has even more fragrance, a longer bloom period and flowers showing a little yellow in the center. If fragrance is your goal however than look for Venus. Venus also a N.C. State product is a cross between all three, C. floridus, C. occidentalis and C. chinensis. The result is a flower that is white, magnolia-like with all of the sepals or tepals opened and bringing you under the spell of the smell.Ž These shrubs are cold hardy from zones 5-9 and perform best in fertile, welldrained soil in full sun to part shade. The more sun the moisture will be needed. At the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, we had ours planted under tall pines with high shifting light. The results couldnt be more perfect. Expect yours to reach 5 to 10 feet tall and as wide depending on variety. As true to the native species expect then to offer root suckers. Remove these to create a more picturesque structure. The yellow fall color is a great addition to the woodland garden where it will stand out from quite a distance. Many will be ecstatic to know these are not on the deer menu! The sweetshrub of our grandparents era was nice, but these are better and so much showier. Whats extra special is that now they are available in garden centers. I hope you will plant some and make some fragrant memories for your children.On Gardening: Grannys sweetshrub now has the wow factor

PAGE 27 | Saturday, April 21, 2018 E3By Lee ReichThe Associated PressGiven how quickly strawberries begin to bear fruit and how easily they are grown, its a wonder that strawberry beds arent as common in backyards as lawns are in front yards. The most compelling reason to grow strawberries is, of course, flavor. Variety selection and premature harvest make grocers berries large and firm, but usually not much else. In your backyard, though, you can grow the most flavorful varieties, and wait to pick them until theyre sweet and oozing strawberry-ness. Kinds of strawberries: Depending on how soon you want to start eating strawberries, choose between everbearersŽ and junebearers.Ž Everbearers offer the quickest crops, less than three months after planting, and bear all season long. Tristar is among the best of these types. Some of the older types bear in spring and fall only. Junebearers come in greater variety and yield more, but wait to bear their first crop until the year after planting. Once started, they bear once per season, in spring or early summer.Growing strawberries: Spring is a good time to plant strawber-ries, although they can also be planted in late summer or fall „ if you can get plants then. Your new plants may look forlorn, but dont worry. They soon grow new roots and leaves. In fact, you can shear their roots back to 3 or 4 inches long with a scissors so you can more easily fan them out in the planting hole. Adjust the planting depth carefully, leaving only the top half-inch of the crown exposed so that it neither dries out from exposure nor suffocates from burial.Adopt a planting system: Spacing for strawberry plants depends on your method of growing them. With the hill system,Ž you plant them close together „ 9 inches apart in a double row, with 9 inches between rows „ and avoid future crowding by pinching off all runners. More plants are needed to get started, but initial yields are highest. This system is especially suited to those junebearing varieties that naturally develop fewer runners, and to everbearers. With the matted row system,Ž you set plants at wide spacing „ 24 inches apart in single rows, with 4 feet between rows „ and allow plants to make runners like crazy. Fewer plants are needed to get started, but the first crop is smaller than with the hill system. Never allow the mat of mother and daughter plants to spread wider than 18 inches, and periodically thin out crowded plants. No matter which system you adopt, pinch off all flowers that appear during the month after planting in order to coax plants to put their energy into growing strong roots. One advantage of everbearers is that they continue to flower after that month of pinching, which means you get to pick fruits later this season from this springs planting!Gardening: Quick and easy strawberriesStrawberries as they are picked from the patch at Popps pick-your-own farm in Dresden, Maine. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]




DEAR ABBY: I am a 33-year-old woman with two young children (11 and 9). "Andrew" and I have been dating for almost a year, still learning about each other and building a foundation for our relationship. My family recently told some other family members that I am "too pretty" to be dating Andrew and I "can do much better." My younger sister even said Andrew isn't good-looking enough and I need to nd someone who matches my beauty as well as my heart. Shocked, I told her Andrew has been wonderful to me and my kids, and his looks don't bother me. My last boyfriend was very good-looking but turned out to be a horrible person. He assaulted me, dumped me on the side of a highway and stole my car. Fortunately, a passerby stopped and helped me. After getting a restraining order and going to court, I decided my next boyfriend would be a good-hearted man with character regardless of his looks. Should I confront my family about their comments? -GENUINELY HAPPY DEAR GENUINELY HAPPY: Mark Twain once said, "It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart: the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you." I think it applies here. Do not "confront" your family. Just tell them you feel that their comments are shallow and hurtful, and reect more on them than on your boyfriend. DEAR ABBY: I'm a 13-year-old girl. My friend "Bailey" and I both like the same boy but didn't want him to come between us. We made a pact that we wouldn't ask him out. Bailey can be selsh, and I know she'd say yes if he asked her. When I told her my friendship with her meant more to me than the boy, she laughed and said that meant she'd get him. I'm not sure what to do. I have liked him longer than she has, and I think he likes me back. He knows me much better at least. If he asks me, should I say yes and risk my friend getting hurt, even though I know she'd say yes in my place? -A READER IN MISSOURI DEAR READER: When you told Bailey your friendship with her meant more than the boy, her response showed that your friendship is less important to her than he is, and the pact means nothing to her. If the boy likes you, he will probably ask you out to do something. If he does -and your parents agree -you should accept. I say this because I don't think Bailey is a true friend at all.DEAR ABBY: If someone organizes a trip for a nonprot organization and charges a fee, and later nds out that, due to certain circumstances, the trip didn't cost as much, should the money be refunded to the people who took the trip or be given to the organization? -JUST ASKING IN NEW JERSEY DEAR JUST: Because the trip was under the auspices of the organization, return the money to the organization and let them decide whether it should be refunded to the individuals. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES DIVERSIONS Family judges pretty womans boyfriend on his looks alone TODAY IN HISTORY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018:This year you often are easily discouraged or feel a need to close down. Know that this type of feeling will be eeting. Keep communicating, and you will nd a path to agreement with others. If you are single, you often choose someone who conicts with your personality. You want to be free, yet you also want companionship. Juggling these needs has to do with you, not the other person. If you are attached, curb a need to distance yourself. Open up and share more of how you feel. CANCER knows how to draw out your feelings.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You might not feel up to snuff in the morning. Take a break from your routine; others will understand. If you dont stop to take care of yourself, you could nd yourself in a major squabble. A loved one comes through for you. TAURUS (APRIL 20MAY 20) You express your thoughts clearly, but you might misunderstand a loved ones words. This situation forces you to consider your options. Opportunities seem to appear from out of the blue. You are likely to create a better sense of well-being. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You are so upbeat that you simply cant deal with anyone elses insecurities or issues. A close friend or loved one might try to trigger you out of necessity, but refuse to get involved. Opt to lie low for now, and consider your other options. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Though you sense some distance between you and a friend, you can ease the tension by being upbeat. Create more fun moments, and encourage others to express their feelings, both good and bad. Know when to put a stop to criticism. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Be aware of everything that is happening around you. Even if you are tired, you still might want to get involved in a fun project or game. Having fun with a roommate or family member will re-energize you. Youll have to make a tough decision later in the day. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Where your friends are is where you want to be. Make the most of a problem involving a child or loved one. Be gracious, and move right past the issue. You know what you want from the situation, and you wont allow other people to interfere. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Tension builds quickly and demands a change of pace. An invitation from a family member or an older friend could prove to be somewhat more exciting than you had thought. Stay in control by making your own choices. Dont let anyone push his or her agenda on you. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You might want to consider the pros and cons of a personal matter before leaping into action. You could have a disagreement if you are not careful. Emphasize what is happening in your day-to-day life. Try to get a fresh perspective. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Youll nd that one-on-one relating stars this weekend. Listen to news from a close associate or loved one. Curb a need to act out, get angry or overindulge in some way. You will see that, given some time, everything will work out perfectly. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Emphasize your signicant other or a close friend. You will want to make this person a higher priority. You often become so preoccupied with work that you often dont have time for this person, so he or she will appreciate your time together. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Pace yourself. You have a lot of errands to complete. By all means, let a family member or older friend pitch in and help; you will get done far more quickly. A special opportunity comes toward you, and you will want to be free to enjoy it. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Your imagination provides an escape from a stressful situation. You could be discouraged when trying to make plans with a loved one. Dont worry -you will be able to reach an agreement and nd a solution that pleases both of you. PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM | Saturday, April 21, 2018 E5 TODAY IS SATURDAY, APRIL 21, the 111th day of 2018. There are 254 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On April 21, 1918, Manfred von Richthofen, 25, the German ace known as the "Red Baron" who was believed to have downed 80 enemy aircraft during World War I, was himself shot down and killed while in action over France. ON THIS DATE: In 1836, an army of Texans led by Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinto, assuring Texas independence. In 1930, re broke out inside the overcrowded Ohio Penitentiary in Columbus, killing 332 inmates. In 1977, the musical play "Annie," based on the "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip, opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 2,377 performances. In 1986, a rediscovered vault in Chicago's Lexington Hotel that was linked to Al Capone was opened during a widely watched live TV special hosted by Geraldo Rivera; aside from a few bottles and a sign, the vault turned out to be empty. In 1998, astronomers announced in Washington that they had discovered possible signs of a new family of planets orbiting a star 220 light-years away, the clearest evidence to date of worlds forming beyond our solar system.


E6 Saturday, April 21, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Cathy HobbsTribune News ServiceMirrors are one of those accessories that tend to be either overused or underused. They come in all shapes and sizes, colors and finishes, and as such serve as the per-fect complement to nearly any space. Mirrors can be purposeful in design, and if used thoughtfully, can add considerable value to a space both aesthetically and functionally.When looking for ways to use mirrors in your space, here are some top Design Recipes tips.1. Experiment with size and scale. When it comes to good design there are no rules. Use pieces that you love. Consider using both small and large mirrors throughout your home depending on a particular room, choosing a mirror that is the appropriate size and scale.2. Use mirrors in a series. Mirrors can serve a number of functional purposes that can really help enhance a space. For example, mirrors can serve as windows along a wall that doesn't have any, or they can help brighten a space that may not receive much natural light. Placing mirrors in a series also helps elongate a space.3. Go glamourous and ornate. When it comes to decor, a current trend is to blend modern and vintage. Using an ornate mirror is the perfect way to help glam up a space.4. Mix patterns and shapes. Some of the most successful groupings involve mixing mirrors of different shapes and sizes to help create interest. Try using unexpected shapes such as circles, squares or ovals.5. Consider using mirrors instead of artwork. So often, artwork can be overused in a space. Mir-rors can serve as a lighter alternative.6. Place mirrors in a location for maximum impact. Whether it is to highlight a gorgeous view, showcase artwork or reflect the color of an accent wall, the location and placement of your mirrors should be thoughtful and purposeful. 7. Experiment with fin-ishes and color. Whether it's a bold color or unique metallic finish, one way to incorporate interest using mirrors is to utilize design principals relating to color, pattern and texture.8. Be crafty. Can't find a mirror you love at the store? Why not make one? Whether it is an old glass door, window pane or interesting frame, making your own mirror is not only easy but a way to incorporate a personal touch.9. Create visual interest. Mirrors can be hung both vertically and horizontally. Mirrors that are hung in a vertical orientation can help make a space feel taller and are good for spaces that may have lower ceilings, while mir-rors hung in a horizontal orientation can help a space feel wider.Nine tips for using mirrors in your spaceA large grouping of round mirrors serves as an interesting alternative to artwork. [HANDOUT/TNS] Long, slim mirrors help make this living room feel wider. [HANDOUT/TNS] Ornate mirrors help create the appropriate design aesthetic in this more traditional space. [HANDOUT/TNS] By Kim CookThe Associated PressInnovations in design, materials and manufacturing have had a big impact on home decor „ outdoors as well as in. Besides advances in durability, theres now an expansive range of styles that designers can tap in to. Luxury is one of them. Think velvet cushions. Tailored detailing. Rich, soft upholstery. Lacquered or carved artisan-made furniture. And lots of other high-end elements that bring the elegance and sophistication of a richly finished interior to a homes outdoor space. Think fully upholstered sofas covered in performance chenille fabric thats just as soft as traditional chenille,Ž says Waynette Goodson, editor-in-chief of Casual Living and Exterior Design magazines. Then theres Carrara marble tabletops, Italian volcanic rock finishes, and even natural brass, like Brown Jordans classic Kantan collection.Ž Casual Livings features editor, Jennifer Bringle, says decorative accessories, too, are being elevated. Were not talking the tiki torches and scratchy coir rugs of yore,Ž she says. Innovations like solution-dyed acrylics, polypropylene weaves and water-resistant LEDs mean that outdoor accessories offer the same level of on-trend style and luxury as their indoor counterparts.Ž Barclay Butera, a designer in Newport Beach, California, has a collection for Castelle that would look equally at home on a city terrace as on a suburban pool deck. I was inspired by this magnificent geometric ceiling carving I saw in an English manor years ago,Ž he says. Ive incorporated this pattern into the fretwork.Ž The collections aluminum frames are hand-cast in sand using a process that eliminates air pockets, making the material nearly as solid as iron. Frames accented with artisan-applied brass details cradle deep tailored cushions, and the pieces are crisply done in Buteras signature navy and white. The pieces are made using the same techniques as fine interior furniture, with carefully finished joinery, hours of hand-finishing, custom detailing and thick, high-quality cushions. Characteristics like these, including the use of marine-grade steel and durable tropical hardwoods like Costa Rican teak, are the hallmarks of top-end outdoor furnishings. Prices tend to reflect the luxury features. Buteras three-seater sofa lists for around $5,000. At Gloster, the Cradle outdoor daybed designed by Londoner Henrik Pedersen is a framed circle of powder-coated aluminum and teak with a thick slab mattress, and retails for around $13,000. Vondom collaborates with international designers and architects on high-concept resin decor with an edge. That includes Ramon Esteves geometric Vela collection, which uses LED lighting in the bases, so seating and tables seem to float slightly at night, to ethereal effect. Planes and angles create sculptural pieces of art that are also a sunchair, bench and planter. Also at Vondom: Teresa Sapeys Adan collection of giant faceted heads has an Easter Island vibe. And ultramodern chairs by designers Eugeni Quitllet and Jorge Pensi are cloaked in gleaming gold or silver, combining avant garde with elegance. Tropitones Cabana Club collection blends woven, metal and upholstery elements in roomy, contemporary seating inspired by luxe resorts in Bali and the Cote dAzure. CB2s new outdoor collection includes Ceci Thompsons French Riviera-inspired mahogany and cabanastriped sofa. A daybed poises slim cushions on an iron frame given a rich golden glaze. European midcentury modern looks are also finding their way outdoors. For Gloster, Petersens chic, minimalist Blow side table perches a sliver of teak on a smoke, coffee or emerald-hued ceramic base. Right at home: Decor that brings the luxe outsideThis photo provided by Castelle shows a table and chairs set from their Barclay Butera Collection. The Barclay Butera Outdoor Collection for Castelle is handcrafted to capture luxury, sophistication and designer chic. [CASTELLE/WWW.CASTELLELUXURY.COM VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]