LOCAL & STATE | A3PISCO SOUR IN MOUNT DORA CLOSES AFTER SHORT RUN SPORTS | B1WILDWOOD CONDUCTING NATIONAL SEARCH FOR COACH SCENE | C1ON TAP THIS WEEKENDBikes, cash and cars headline weekend events in Lake and Sumter counties @dailycommercial Facebook.com/daily.commercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Thursday, June 21, 2018 75 Â¢ Opinion .......................A7 Weather ......................A8 Sports ..........................B1 Scene ..........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ...................C5 Volume 142, Issue 172 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Jill Colvin and Colleen LongAssociated PressWASHINGTON Â„ Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administrationÂs policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.It was a dramatic turnaround for Trump, who has been insisting, wrongly, that his administration had no choice but to separate fami-lies apprehended at the border because of federal law and a court decision.The news in recent days has been dominated by sear-ing images of children held in cages at border facilities, as well as audio recordings of young children crying for their parents Â„ images that have sparked fury, question of morality and concern from Republicans about a negative impact on their races in NovemberÂs midterm elections.Until Wednesday, the pres-ident, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and other officials had repeatedly argued the only way to end the practice was for Con-gress to pass new legislation, while Democrats said Trump could do it with his signature alone. ThatÂs what he did on Wednesday.ÂWeÂre going to have strong, very strong borders, Trump signs executive orderIn reversal, president halts family separation policy at border By Roxanne Brownroxanne.firstname.lastname@example.orgMOUNT DORA Â„ The aging wooden playground at Gil-bert Park on Tremain Street, which has entertained several generations of Mount Dora children, will be demolished and replaced with a $262,000 playground that city officials hope will be a safer and more creative play space for kids.ÂTwenty eight years is a pretty great run for playground equipment. It is inspected weekly and there has been splintering woods, protrud-ing nails, loose nuts and bolts, sheets of metal peeling from the slide and parts and pieces that are not replaceable,ÂŽ said Amy Jewell, the cityÂs leisure services director.At a workshop and meeting on Tuesday night, City Out with the oldMount Dora to replace aging playground at Gilbert ParkVice Mayor Cathy Hoechst, left, and Mayor Nick Girone, who is donning a pirate hat and eye patch, listen to a presentation about the proposed replacement playground at Gilbert Park, that yes, is pirate ship themed. [ROXANNE BROWN / DAILY COMMERCIAL] The Mount Dora City Council decided to replace the Gilbert Park playground with a pirate ship-themed plaground. [SUBMITTED] Staff ReportLEESBURG Â… Deputies responding to a call for help at a Leesburg home Wednesday morning apparently interrupted a home invasion in progress and ended up in a shoot-out with men who emerged with an assault rifle.The two deputies were unharmed but they shot and wounded the gunman and arrested the other suspect.According to SheriffÂs Lt. John Herrell, Tavares police received a call just after 1 a.m. from a man who claimed heÂd been abducted and brought to a house on Melrose Avenue in LeesburgÂs Bassville Park neighborhood.Two deputies arrived at the house just as two men, one armed with an assault rifle, were emerging. Sebastian D. Badwell, 22, of Sorrento reportedly fired at the deputies, who returned fire and struck the shooter in the leg near his ankle. He was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medi-cal Center with injuries that investigators said are not life threatening.Deputies arrested the other man, identified as Kailon M. Harris-Caldwell, 20, of Eustis.Herrell said deputies found five people inside the house, some with minor injuries that appeared to be from beatings.The original call for help was from a man who said heÂd been abducted from his Tavares home by the suspects and brought to the scene of the home invasion in Leesburg.Detectives continue investigating.Bradwell was charged with home invasion robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault on a law enforce-ment officer and five counts of aggravated assault. Har-ris-Caldwell was charged with home invasion robbery with a firearm.Cops wound home invasion suspect during shootoutBy Garance Burke and Martha MendozaThe Associated PressTrump administration officials have been sending babies and other young chil-dren forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three Âtender ageÂŽ shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned.Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters described play rooms of crying preschool-age children in crisis. The government also plans to open a fourth shelter to house hundreds of young migrant children in Houston, where city leaders denounced the move Tuesday.Since the White House announced its zero tolerance policy in early May, more than 2,300 children have been taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, resulting in a new influx of young chil-dren requiring government care. The government has faced withering critiques over images of some of the children in cages inside U.S. Border Patrol processing stations.Decades after the nationÂs child welfare system ended the use of orphanages over concerns about the lasting trauma to children, the administration is starting up new institutions to hold Cen-tral American toddlers that the government separated from their parents.ÂThe thought that they are going to be putting such little kids in an institutional Youngest migrants held in Âtender ageÂ sheltersHarrisCaldwell Bradwell Pictured is the weapon that a home invasion suspect Â“ red at deputies, according to investigators [LAKE COUNTY SHERIFFÂS OFFICE] See PARK, A4 See MIGRANTS, A5 See TRUMP, A4
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Mega Millions: 11-13-28-65-7014 x3 Lucky Money: 11-15-17-41-9 Fantasy 5: 2-17-19-22-26 Wednesday, June 20 Pick 5 Afternoon: 2-5-4-8-1 Pick 4 Afternoon: 5-2-6-0 Pick 3 Afternoon: 0-7-1 Pick 2 Afternoon: 8-3LOTTERY By Christopher BodeenThe Associated PressBEIJING Â„ South Korea urged North Korea on Wednesday to present a plan with concrete steps toward denuclearization, raising the pressure on its leader Kim Jong Un as he met with Chi-nese President Xi Jinping in a visit designed to convey the countriesÂ growing closeness.Kim and Xi held a second day of talks at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, whose grounds ChinaÂs official Xinhua News Agency described in unusually lyrical terms as being full of Âverdant greenery and splen-did flowers,ÂŽ adding to what the propaganda outlet said was the Âclose and friendly atmosphereÂŽ of the talks.The pomp and circumstance looked geared toward showing off the major improvement in relations between the communist neighbors, along with ChinaÂs important role in keeping North Korea on track. But it cast no new light on the main question that hangs over the previously reclusive North Korean leaderÂs surge in diplomatic activity in recent months: What next steps, if any, will Kim take to dismantle his countryÂs nuclear program?At his summit with U.S. Pres-ident Donald Trump last week in Singapore, Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization in exchange for U.S. security guarantees. The U.S. and South Korea also suspended a major joint military exercise that was planned for August in what was seen as a major victory for North Korea and its chief allies, China and Russia.Chinese state media quoted Xi as hailing the warming friendship with Kim but included no mention of any specific discussions on making progress on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Xi said China is pleased that Âthe momentum for dialogue and easing of situa-tion on the Korean Peninsula has been effectively strengthened,ÂŽ according to Xinhua.In Seoul, South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged North Korea to present actionable plans on how it will scrap its nuclear program, and for the United States to swiftly take unspecified cor-responding measures.ÂItÂs necessary for North Korea to present far more concrete denuclearization plans, and I think itÂs necessary for the United States to swiftly reciprocate by coming up with comprehen-sive measures,ÂŽ Moon said. MoonÂs office said he made the remarks to Russian media ahead of his trip to Moscow later this week.Moon, who has met with Kim twice in recent months, said the North Korean leader is willing to give up his nuclear program and focus on economic development if heÂs provided with a reliable security guarantee. Moon described Kim as Âforth-right,ÂŽ ÂcarefulÂŽ and Âpolite.ÂŽChina backs the NorthÂs call for a Âphased and synchronousÂŽ approach to denuclearization, as opposed to WashingtonÂs demand for an instant, total and irreversible end to the NorthÂs nuclear programs.Accompanied by an elabo-rate escort of motorcycles and black sedans, Kim left for Pyongyang later in the day, ending his third visit to China this year. State televi-sion showed Kim visiting an agricultural technology park and rail traffic control center in Beijing, accompanied by BeijingÂs top official, Cai Qi.KimÂs motorcade had earlier been seen leaving the North Korean Embassy on Wednesday afternoon as police closed off major roads and intersec-tions in central Beijing. Gawking pedestrians watched the pass-ing motorcade that included KimÂs limousine Â„ a black Mercedes-Benz Maybach with gold emblems on the rear doors.Kim leaves China as S. Korea urges plan on nukesIn this June 19 photo provided on June 20 by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, toasts with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: ÂKCNAÂŽ which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. [KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY/KOREA NEWS SERVICE VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Mary Clare JalonickThe Associated PressWASHINGTON Â„ House Republicans escalated their monthslong standoff with the Justice Depart-ment, saying the FBI hasnÂt adequately addressed bias within the agency and threatening to hold top department officials in con-tempt Â„ or even impeach them.The stepped-up criticism followed the departmentÂs internal watchdog report, released last week, criticiz-ing the FBIÂs handling of the 2016 probe into Democrat Hillary ClintonÂs emails. It said political bias didnÂt affect the outcome of the investigation that eventu-ally cleared her.Bolstered by President Donald Trump, some Republicans say thereÂs no way that bias against then-candidate Trump found among some employees didnÂt taint the Clinton probe Â„ and, by exten-sion, special counsel Robert MuellerÂs investigation into TrumpÂs Republican cam-paign and Russia.At a House hearing Tuesday, Republicans angrily asked Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz how anti-Trump texts found between some employees who worked on the Clinton probe didnÂt influence the outcome. They also com-plained that they have not yet received some of the documents they have demanded from the department.ÂWe canÂt survive with a justice system we donÂt trust,ÂŽ said Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, the chairman of the House Oversight and Gov-ernment Reform Committee.Horowitz said in the report and repeated at the hearing that he had concluded the outcome of the investigation was determined by prosecu-torsÂ assessment of the facts, not by bias.Democrats accused the Republicans of trying to distract from or undermine the Mueller investigation by focusing on a few employees who were biased. Several Democrats talked about chil-dren separated from their parents at the border, asking why the committeeÂs focus was still on the candidate who lost the presidency in 2016 instead of on current crises.Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland said Republicans were stuck in a Âtime warp.ÂŽ Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California noted that the Judiciary Committee over-sees immigration issues and should be focused on that.Trump, who falsely claimed last week that the report exonerated him in the Russia probe, took the opposite view. In a speech to the National Federation of Independent Business on Tuesday, Trump said Dem-ocrats Âwant to focus on immigration because they want to keep the cameras away from the hearings.ÂŽThe inspector general report did not touch on the Russia investigation.The outrage in the wake of the inspector generalÂs report is the latest in a series of complaints from Republicans about the FBI. Multiple committees are investigating the agencyÂs actions in 2016 related to the Clinton email probe and the beginning of the investigation into Rus-sian election meddling and whether TrumpÂs campaign was involved. Mueller took over the Russia investigation last year and is also investigating whether Trump obstructed justice.As part of their investigations, Republicans have requested more than a million documents. The Justice Department has provided some of them, but GOP lawmakers say they havenÂt provided enough Â„ leading to the threats of contempt or impeachment. House Speaker Paul Ryan has backed the docu-ment requests, and he led a meeting last week with three committee chairmen and Deputy Attorney Gen-eral Rod Rosenstein to try to resolve the issue.A person familiar with the speakerÂs meeting said Ryan and the other Republicans made clear to the Justice Department that they need to comply with the requests or Âface consequences from the whole House.ÂŽ The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was not public.Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said in an interview Sunday with Maria Bartiromo of the Fox Business Network that the deadline is Âthis weekÂŽ and that if they donÂt get the documents in time, ÂthereÂs going to be hell to pay.ÂŽThe relationship between the Justice Department and Nunes has been particularly tense. Nunes has demanded multiple sensitive documents as he has investigated, among other things, whether the FBI abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act when prosecutors and agents in 2016 applied for and received a secret warrant to monitor the communications of a Trump campaign associate. Recently Nunes requested documents related to an informant who spoke to members of the Trump cam-paign during the election as the FBIÂs Russia investigation began. Rosenstein has now held three classified briefings with congressional leaders on that topic, and the department says it has provided those members with docu-ments during those briefings. But Nunes is still unsatisfied, telling The Associated Press after the third briefing last week that he wants the entire intelligence committee to see the documents and Âmy patience is out.ÂŽThe documents he is requesting are classified, so Nunes has not described them publicly.House Republicans turn up the heat in stando with DOJDepartment of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testiÂ“ es before a House Committee on the Judiciary and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform joint hearing onÂOversight of the FBI and DOJ Actions in Advance of the 2016 ElectionÂ, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/MANUEL BALCE CENETA] ÂWe canÂt survive with a justice system we donÂt trust.ÂŽ Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, June 21, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 firstname.lastname@example.orgNEWS BRIEFS GRAND ISLANDCar strikes, kills pedestrian; driver soughtA pedestrian was struck and killed on County Road 44 near Sparrow Lane overnight, according to the Florida High-way Patrol.A passerby discovered the body off the right of way at 10:48 a.m.The 38-year-old man was walking his bicycle along the shoulder when he was hit by a car, which did not stop, the FHP said. The pedestrianÂs identity has not been released, pending noti-fication of next of kin.Anyone with information can call the FHP at 407-737-2213 or CrimeLine at 1-800-423-TIPS.HOMESTEADCurbelo: Barring lawmakers at Florida center was ÂtroublingÂA Republican congressman in Florida says he found it ÂtroublingÂŽ to see two of his Democratic colleagues turned away from a Miami-area deten-tion center for migrant children.U.S. Rep. Carlos CurbeloÂs district includes the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children. In a statement Wednesday, Cur-belo said barring U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz from the facility Tuesday afternoon was ÂtroublingÂŽ and Âa mistake.ÂŽCurbelo says heÂs seeking an appointment to visit the facility. He says any member of Congress should be granted access to such federally funded facilities.Nelson and Wasserman Schultz visited Homestead after it was reported that the center received children sepa-rated from their families at the border. In Washington on Wednesday, Nelson said 174 such children were being held in Florida, including 94 at the Homestead facility. GAINESVILLEFlorida school resource ofÂ“ cer Â“ red over Facebook postsA Florida city fired a school resource officer for social media posts the police department deemed Âoffensive, insulting, and derogatory.ÂŽThe Gainesville Sun reports Jason King is appealing his April firing from the Gainesville Police Department.King was a resource officer at an elementary school. An internal affairs report said KingÂs Facebook posts about President Barack Obama and gays and lesbians were on a page that neither showed his name nor his employer.King told investigators he realized many posts were ÂtabooÂŽ but he was Âcreating an opportunity to have dialogue.ÂŽ King also faced dis-ciplinary action last year for his social media activity.Investigators said KingÂs posts made Âoffensive, insulting, and derogatory statementsÂŽ that undermined trust among officers and within the community.KingÂs attorney, Catherine Gleason, said he believes he was terminated without just cause. ORLANDOPublic funeral scheduled for 4 children killed in standoffA public funeral service has been scheduled for four children killed in a standoff in Florida.Police say 35-year-old Gary Lindsey shot the children in their sleep at the start of a 21-hour standoff last week that also left an Orlando officer in critical con-dition with a head wound.The children ranged in age from 1 to 11 years old. LindseyÂs girlfriend was the mother of all four children, and Lindsey was the father of two children.In an Orlando Sentinel report the motherÂs lawyer, Walter Benenati said a public Mass for the children will be held Saturday at St. James Catholic Cathedral Church in Orlando.Benenati said the grieving family is Âcoming to the real-ization that the children are not coming home.ÂŽPolice found Lindsey dead in a closet June 11. Staff ReportMOUNT DORA Â„ Pisco Sour, a Peruvian-American restaurant and bar that opened in Mount Dora last year, has closed its doors.The restaurant, at the corner of Donnelly Street and Fourth Avenue, closed Sunday, according to a post on Pisco SourÂs Facebook page Monday morning.The post appears to point to a downturn in business during the summer doldrums.ÂToday finalized our ven-ture in Mount Dora,ÂŽ the Facebook post reads. ÂA lot of people are commenting about us, whether is good or bad no one really knows the ins and outs of why we had to close Pisco Sour. The truth is no matter how much work you put in a restaurant you canÂt please everyone. A lot of people blame the build-ing owners, or the business owners, or the food and ser-vice or even our bar. All we can say is thank you to those who were supporters of our business. We were just different and sometimes the town does not go with it. We tried our best but the summer caught up with us. We actually had one of the most successful bars in downtown Mount Dora, we brought crowds from all dif-ferent parts of Lake County, even people who never went to Mount Dora before. Our sales for our bar upstairs were amazing but unfortunately it wasnÂt enough. Again thank you to all those who had faith in us. It is not the end, itÂs just a see you later. Stay Tuned.ÂŽThe restaurant was the brainchild of Jorge Bracamonte, who immigrated from Peru 17 years ago. Bracamonte and his son, Tony, had been cooks and dishwashers at EduardoÂs Station, a Mexican restaurant that occupied that building some years ago. Jorge also ran Mr. Cebiche Peruvian Restaurant on the top floor of the Renaissance Building.Pisco Sour was known for providing an authentic Peruvian experience, from its cuisine to the traditional Peruvian attire of the staff and the soft, live background music.A sour notePisco Sour Restaurant in Mount Dora closes a er short runPisco Sour Restaurant Bar & Grill at the corner of Donnelly Street and Fourth Avenue has closed its doors, according to a post on its Facebook page. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] Tony Bracamonte ran Pisco Sour with his father, Jorge, until they closed the downtown Mount Dora restaurant Sunday night. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comCLERMONT Â„ A drugaddled woman spotted by a Lake County sheriffÂs deputy nodding off in a car with a baby in the back seat took off in her automobile Tuesday afternoon, leading deputies on a chase into Orange County, according to an arrest report.The deputy said he saw Lucy Nicole Maldonado, 39, of Orlando, slumped over in the driverÂs seat in the Wawa parking lot at 1929 U.S. Highway 27, Âand was continuously bobbing her head up and down.ÂŽ He said he got out of his patrol car and heard a baby crying. He could see the baby in a car seat when he walked over to MaldonadoÂs car.He said he also noticed several Âtrack marksÂŽ on her arm, indicative of intravenous drug use.After the deputy tapped on the car window several times, she finally rolled it down part way. He asked if she was OK and asked for her driverÂs license. He said she was slurring her words and asked him why he was bothering her. ÂI donÂt have time for this,ÂŽ she said, put the car in reverse and took off, squealing her tires.She led the deputy down Hooks Street, swerving and speeding, and onto Hancock Road. When she stopped at the intersection of Hancock and Hartwood Marsh Road, he got out of his car and put a stop stick in front of her rear tires.She went down unpaved Fox Hole Road, did a U-turn and mouthed the words, ÂIÂm sorry,ÂŽ but kept driving.Woman faces multiple chargesMaldonado By Tony HoltGateHouse MediaDAYTONA BEACH Â„ Lifeguards are going through a lot of bottles of vinegar Â„ and an entire pallet could be cleared off by the time the shore gets rid of its jellyfish problem.Jellyfish have been regular visitors across Volusia County beaches, so lifeguards have been digging into their enormous stock of the all-purpose, acid-based liquid that is the go-to remedy for stings.Since June 9, over 3,000 jellyfish stings have been reported to Beach Safety Ocean Rescue, and that number is expected to increase for as long as the winds stay calm and the tide doesnÂt pull them back out into deeper water.ÂJellyfish ... are almost completely dictated by the environment that theyÂre in,ÂŽ said Capt. Mike Berard, a Beach Safety spokesman.ÂIf we have a lack of lateral current or we have no storm Jelly sh plaguing coastal swimmersNicole Borrow keeps her kids at armÂs length as jellyÂ“ sh stings continue to plague bathers enjoying the surf off Daytona Beach on Wednesday. [NEWS-JOURNAL/JIM TILLER] See CHARGES, A4 See JELLYFISH, A4Baby in car unharmed as deputies smash windows to remove driver a er chaseBy Jim SaundersNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE Â„ A state appeals court Wednesday upheld moves by Gov. Rick ScottÂs administration to shut down a Broward County nursing home that drew nationwide attention last year after the deaths of residents following Hurricane Irma.A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal, in a 15-page ruling, rejected challenges to Agency for Health Care Administration orders that suspended The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood HillsÂ license to operate; suspended the facilityÂs participation in the Medicaid program; and placed a moratorium on Medicaid admissions.The ruling is part of a series of legal battles spawned by the deaths of residents after the Hollywood nursing homeÂs air-conditioning system was knocked out by Hur-ricane Irma. Authorities have attributed 12 deaths to problems at the nurs-ing home after the storm.Attorneys for the nursing home challenged the agencyÂs orders on a series of grounds. For example, in the challenge to the suspension from the Medicaid program, they argued the agency failed to detail facts that support Âa finding of Âimmediate dangerÂ to the public health, safety or welfare. The order recites that residents of the nursing home Âultimately expiredÂ but fails to state any specific or particular acts or omissions of Court backs nursing home shut downSee HOME, A4
A4 Thursday, June 21, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com Funeral Services Freddie L. Sesler, 80, passed away on June 11, 2018 he leaves to cherish his memories loving wife; Earline P. Sesler, children; Martha Givens, Jacqueline Dixon, Juanita Warthen, Brien Sesler, and Deirdra Lynum, brothers; Clyde Sesler, Purcell sesler and Pete Sesler, sisters; Leila Battle, Daisy Pinder, Cherrie Roberts, Thelma Jasper, Vanessa Davis, and Clementine Johnson Bowers, a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Funeral service for Mr. Sesler will be held Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 1:00p.m. at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church located at 390 East C.R. 426 Wildwood, FL. 34785. Viewing will be Friday, June 22, 2018 from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church. Professional services entrusted to SnowÂs Funeral Ministry (Providing a memory that will never fade).Freddie L. Sesler but weÂre going to keep the families together,ÂŽ said Trump who added that he didnÂt like the ÂsightÂŽ or ÂfeelingÂŽ of children separated from their parents. The order does not end the Âzero-toleranceÂŽ policy that criminally prosecutes all adults caught crossing the border illegally. It keeps families together while they are in custody, expedites their cases, and asks the Department of Defense to help house them.Justice Department lawyers have been working to find a legal workaround for a previous class-action settlement that set poli-cies for the treatment and release of unaccom-panied children who are caught at the border. TrumpÂs new order states the attorney gen-eral will seek to modify the agreement, known as the Flores settlement, to allow Homeland Secu-rity to detain families together until criminal and removal proceedings are completed.TrumpÂs order is likely to create a fresh set of problems involving length of detention of families, and may spark a fresh court fight. The language also leaves room to separate children from parents if itÂs best for the childÂs welfare.Assessments for possible detainee use have been done at three bases in Texas: Dyess Air Force Base, Goodfellow Air Force Base and Fort Bliss. An assessment is expected Thursday at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas.Also playing a role in the presidentÂs turnaround: First lady Melania Trump. One White House official said Mrs. Trump had been making her opinion known to the president for some time that she felt he needed to do all he could to help families stay together, whether by working with Congress or acting on his own.Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen traveled to Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon to brief lawmakers. And lawmakers on the fence over pending immigra-tion legislation headed to the White House to meet with Trump.Two people close to Nielsen said she was the driving force behind the turnabout that led to the new order keeping families together. Those people were not authorized to speak publicly and commented only on condition of anonymity.One of them said Nielsen, who had become the face of the administrationÂs policy, had little faith that Con-gress would act to fix the separation issue and felt compelled to act. She was heckled at a restau-rant Tuesday evening and has faced protesters at her home.Trump had tweeted early Wednesday, before issuing his order, ÂItÂs the Democrats fault, they wonÂt give us the votes needed to pass good immigration legis-lation. They want open borders, which breeds horrible crime. Republi-cans want security. But I am working on some-thing it never ends!ÂŽThe Âzero toleranceÂŽ policy put into place last month moves adults to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and sends many children to facilities run by the Department of Health and Human Services.Under the Obama administration, such families were usually referred for civil depor-tation proceedings, not requiring separation. There currently are three family detention centers with a total 2,700-bed capacity.The policy had led to a spike in family separations in recent weeks, with more than 2,300 minors separated from their families at the border from May 5 through June 9, according to Homeland Security.The Flores settlement, named for a teenage girl who brought the case in the 1980s, requires the government to release children from custody and to their parents, adult relatives or other caretakers, in order of preference. If those options are exhausted, authorities must find the Âleast restrictiveÂŽ setting for a child who arrived without parents.In 2015, a federal judge in Los Angeles expanded the terms of the settlement, ruling that it applies to children who are caught with their parents as well as to those who come to the U.S. alone. Other recent rulings, upheld on appeal, affirm the childrenÂs rights to a bond hearing and require better conditions at the Border PatrolÂs short-term holding facilities.In 2016, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that child migrants who came to the border with parents and were held in custody must be released. The decision did not state parents must be released. Neither, though, did it require parents to be kept in detention, apart from their children. TRUMPFrom Page A1surge or anything, theyÂre just going to kind of float to shore,ÂŽ he continued. ÂThatÂs why weÂre seeing a lot of them come into the beach area and swim-mers getting stung.ÂŽOn Wednesday, most beachgoers were unde-terred in spite of the news of the jellyfish stings.ÂIÂm from Florida, so IÂm not all that afraid of jellyfish,ÂŽ said Ricardo Leon, 20, of Orlando. ÂIÂll be out there. As long as itÂs not the box jellyfish, IÂm good.ÂŽBo Skilakar, who is from Sweden, said the warm ocean water was too alluring for him to pass up, in spite of the abun-dance of jellyfish.ÂThereÂs always risk when you go into the ocean,ÂŽ he said. ÂSwim-ming wins over the risk.ÂŽParents who were aware of the jellyfish were keeping a watchful eye on their children. ÂYeah, IÂm keeping out of the water,ÂŽ said Nicole Borrow, 32, of Lake Mary, who brought her four children to the beach. She still remembered being stung on the hand by a jel-lyfish as a girl and doesnÂt want to relive it.Her children were allowed to splash around in the water, but she set one major ground rule Â„ they were not allowed to drift more than 15 feet away from her.Mother Nature will decide when to push the jellyfish back out into the ocean. Some kind of Âloop currentÂŽ formation could force them away, or they could linger for a while Â„ perhaps for the remain-der of the summer, said Keith Bayha, a biological scientist and jellyfish expert who works at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.ÂIt does pack a pretty bad sting,ÂŽ Bayha said. ÂItÂs not unbearable like those (species) off the coast of Australia where itÂs potentially life threat-ening, but itÂs pretty uncomfortable.ÂŽBeach Safety told the media the species is the moon jellyfish, but Bayha and his colleague, Allen Collins, said it is more likely that the jelly-fish showing up in large numbers is actually the sea nettle, or Chrysa-ora quinquecirrha. Moon jellyfish have a mild sting and are more prevalent in the fall, Bayha said.They also have a Âfour-circleÂŽ marking on them that doesnÂt show up on the jellyfish that washed ashore last week and was photographed by Beach Safety, he said. JELLYFISHFrom Page A3She made it all the way to a parking lot at Apopka Vineland and Conroy Wind ermere roads, where she was boxed in by Orange and Lake County deputies. To get her out of the car, deputies had to smash out her car win-dows. She suffered minor injuries from the broken glass. The baby was not injured.She was arrested on an Orange County warrant for two counts of possession of heroin and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken to the Lake County Jail, where she was charged with aggra-vated fleeing and eluding, aggravated child neglect, possession of a controlled substance, driverÂs license revoked and driving under the influence. She was held on $15,000 bond.A search of the car turned up several used syringes and pills identified as Clonazepam and methadone hydrochlo-ride. There was also white powder on the floorboard, which was possibly heroin or fentanyl. She told the deputy she had taken methamphetamine three hours before she saw him at Wawa. CHARGESFrom Page A3 President Donald Trump signs an executive order to keep families together at the border, but says that the ÂzerotoleranceÂ prosecution policy will continue, during an event in the Oval OfÂ“ ce of the White House in Washington on Wednesday. Standing behind Trump are Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left, and Vice President Mike Pence. [AP PHOTO/PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS] Council members listened to concerns about the current playground and considered options.Jewell said it was the right time to replace the structures because the city is evaluating all city parks as part of its master plan renovation. She said local residents have also complained about it via social media and that their consulting firm, GAI Consultants, has determined it as not meeting current expectations because of the rotting wood.The new playground will be paid for by impact fees in the cityÂs parks budget and if purchased before August, could be in place by October.Ralph Biddy, a representative of Kompan Inc., an Austin, Texasbased globalcompany that specializes in playground equipment, sold the council on a modern pirate ship design that will bring the playground up to current ADA, safety and ÂfunÂŽ standards.The playground for 2-5 year olds, located next to the one being replaced, will remain as is since it was updated more recently.ÂWe spent a lot of time working with the city to come up with a playground that is going to meet the needs of the community, future growth and something we can continue to be really proud of,ÂŽ Biddy said.At the workshop,Biddy said the playgroundÂs design consists of the multi-level pirate ship component, with side structures featuring swings and climbing features.He also said the mate-rials the company uses are designed to withstand extreme cold and heat and come with a lifetime warranty.ÂKids will be able to climb, slide, jump; a lot of physical activity,ÂŽ Biddy said. ÂOur goal is to get children to want to go out and play and then continue playing.ÂŽAt the meeting, however, Mount Dora resident Lynn Tacher, a retired teacher for children with disabilities, asked the council to consider a playground design more conducive to wheelchairs by a company that specializes in handicap-compliant playgrounds or some-thing more out of the box like a handicap-accessi-ble splash pad.Tacher said the pirate design presented by Kompan does not provide enough opportunity for kidswith disabilities.She asked that the design be tweaked to add ramps to make the pirate shipfully accessible.ÂYes, a kid in a wheel-chair can sit on the outside and maybe hold the steering wheel while the other kids are on the pirate ship.ÂŽ Tacher said. ÂWeÂve all seen dra-matic pictures lately of immigrants, you know, and the child is standing there crying. Well, thatÂs the kid in the wheelchair whose friends are on the structure and they canÂt be there.ÂŽThe council was split for most of the meeting, with a few council members leery about the playgroundÂs price tag and about rushing into a decision about its design versus those eager to see it updated.In the end, however, and after assurance from Jewell that the pirate shipÂs groundlevel features, including thebasket swings, are ADA compliant, the council voted unani-mously to move forward with the design.Vice Mayor Kathy Hoechst said her main focus is safety.ÂWhy it took so long to get this to us is his-tory, but I think we need to move forward with it and do what we have to do to make sure we have a safe place for parents and grandparents to bring their children to play,ÂŽ Hoechst said. PARKFrom Page A1the appellant (the nursing home) or its officers, agents, or employees that are alleged to have caused the resident deaths.ÂŽBut the appeals court rejected such arguments and alluded to eight deaths that were quickly reported after the nursing home was evacuated Sept. 13 and residents went to a nearby hospital. An investigation later led authorities to attribute other deaths to the conditions.ÂThe (AHCA) order did not allege an isolated incident or a single mis-take in judgment. Instead, it alleged that a total of eight patients died over the course of several hours, three prior to the arrival of first responders, in a facility so hot the first responders evacuated it,ÂŽ said the ruling, written by appeals court Judge James Wolf and joined by judges Clay Roberts and T. Kent Wetherell. ÂThe facility staff failed to evacuate the patients to the open hospital across the street even after multiple patients suffered medical distress and several died. This order sufficiently alleged an immediate, serious danger to the public health, safety, or welfare. AHCA was statutorily required to suspend the facilityÂs Medicaid partic-ipation upon evidence of patient abuse or neglect. Thus, the order could not have been more narrowly tailored.ÂŽSimilarly, the court rejected the nursing homeÂs arguments that the order suspending the facilityÂs license to oper-ate was insufficient.ÂIt included facts alleg-ing a causal connection between the heat and the patientsÂ deaths,ÂŽ Wolf wrote. ÂFour of the residents died soon after being admitted to the hospital with body temperatures between 107 and 109.9 degrees. However, staff members went back and created Âlate entryÂ notes reflect-ing that the patients had relatively normal body temperatures at a time when they were already dead or dying at the hospital.ÂŽThe court also ruled that the nursing homeÂs challenge to the moratorium on Medicaid admissions was moot because of the order sus-pending the facilityÂs license to operate.Hurricane Irma knocked out the nursing homeÂs air conditioning system on Sept. 10 as the storm caused destruction through much of Florida. The cooling system remained out for three days, creating sweltering conditions, according to authorities.ScottÂs administration issued the moratorium and suspension orders within days of the evacu-ation. It also later moved to revoke the facilityÂs license Â„ a decision that is being litigated in the state Division of Admin-istrative Hearings. Meanwhile, another case filed by the nursing home against the Agency for Health Care Administra-tion is pending in Leon County circuit court. HOMEFrom Page A3A state appeals court Wednesday upheld moves by Gov. Rick ScottÂs administration to shut down a Broward County nursing home that drew nationwide attention last year after the deaths of residents following Hurricane Irma. [JOHN MCCALL/GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE]
DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, June 21, 2018 A5setting? I mean it is hard for me to even wrap my mind around it,ÂŽ said Kay Bellor, vice president for programs at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, which provides foster care and other child welfare services to migrant children. ÂTod-dlers are being detained.ÂŽBellor said shelters follow strict procedures surrounding who can gain access to the children in order to protect their safety, but that means information about their welfare can be limited.By law, child migrants traveling alone must be sent to facilities run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services within three days of being detained. The agency then is responsible for placing the children in shelters or foster homes until they are united with a relative or sponsor in the community as they await immigration court hearings.But U.S. Attorney General Jeff SessionsÂ announcement last month that the government would criminally prosecute everyone who crosses the U.S.-Mexico border illegally has led to the breakup of migrant families and sent a new group of hundreds of young children into the governmentÂs care.The United Nations, some Democratic and Republican lawmakers and religious groups have sharply criticized the policy, calling it inhumane.Not so, said Steven Wagner, an official with the Department of Health and Human Services.ÂWe have specialized facilities that are devoted to providing care to chil-dren with special needs and tender age children as we define as under 13 would fall into that cat-egory,ÂŽ he said. ÂTheyÂre not government facilities per se, and they have very well-trained clinicians, and those facilities meet state licensing standards for child welfare agencies, and theyÂre staffed by people who know how to deal with the needs Â„ particularly of the younger children.ÂŽUntil now, however, itÂs been unknown where they are.ÂIn general we do not identify the locations of permanent unaccompanied alien children program facilities,ÂŽ said agency spokesman Ken-neth Wolfe.The three centers Â„ in Combes, Raymondville and Brownsville Â„ have been rapidly repurposed to serve needs of children including some under 5. A fourth, planned for Hous-ton, would house up to 240 children in a warehouse previously used for people displaced by Hurricane Harvey, Mayor Sylvester Turner said.Turner said he met with officials from Austinbased Southwest Key Programs, the contractor that operates some of the child shelters, to ask them to reconsider their plans. A spokeswoman for Southwest Key didnÂt immediately reply to an email seeking comment.ÂAnd so there comes a point in time we draw a line and for me, the line is with these children,ÂŽ said Turner during a news conference Tuesday.On a practical level, the zero tolerance policy has overwhelmed the fed-eral agency charged with caring for the new influx of children who tend to be much younger than teens who typically have been traveling to the U.S. alone. Indeed some recent detainees are infants, taken from their mothers.Doctors and lawyers who have visited the shel-ters said the facilities were fine, clean and safe, but the kids Â„ who have no idea where their parents are Â„ were hysterical, crying and acting out.ÂThe shelters arenÂt the problem, itÂs taking kids from their parents thatÂs the problem,ÂŽ said South Texas pediatrician Marsha Griffin who has visited many.Alicia Lieberman, who runs the Early Trauma Treatment Network at University of California, San Francisco, said decades of study show early separations can cause permanent emo-tional damage.ÂChildren are biologi-cally programmed to grow best in the care of a parent figure. When that bond is broken through long and unexpected separations with no set timeline for reunion, children respond at the deepest physiological and emotional levels,ÂŽ she said. ÂTheir fear triggers a flood of stress hormones that dis-rupt neural circuits in the brain, create high levels of anxiety, make them more susceptible to physical and emotional illness, and damage their capacity to manage their emotions, trust people, and focus their attention on age-appropriate activities.ÂŽDays after Sessions announced the zerotolerance policy, the government issued a call for proposals from shelter and foster care providers to provide services for the new influx of children taken from their families after journeying from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico.As children are sepa-rated from their families, law enforcement agents reclassify them from members of family units to Âunaccompanied alien children.ÂŽ Federal officials said Tuesday that since May, they have sep-arated 2,342 children from their families, rendering them unaccompanied minors in the govern-mentÂs care.While Mexico is still the most common country of origin for families arrested at the border, in the last eight months Honduras has become the fastest-growing category as compared to fiscal year 2017.During a press briefing Tuesday, reporters repeatedly asked for an age breakdown of the children who have been taken. Officials from both law enforcement and Health and Human Services said they didnÂt know how many children were under 5, under 2, or even so little theyÂre non-verbal.ÂThe facilities that they have for the most part are not licensed for tender age children,ÂŽ said Michelle Brane, director of migrant rights at the WomenÂs Refugee Commission, who met with a 4-year-old girl in diapers in a McAllen warehouse where Border Patrol tem-porarily holds migrant families. ÂThere is no model for how you house tons of little children in cots institutionally in our country. We donÂt do orphanages, our child welfare has recognized that is an inappropriate setting for little children.ÂŽSo now, the government has to try to hire more caregivers.The recent call for proposals by the federal governmentÂs Office of Refugee Resettlement said it was seeking appli-cants who can provide services for a diverse population Âof all ages and genders, as well as pregnant and parenting teens.ÂŽEven the policy sur-rounding what age to take away a baby is inconsis-tent. Customs and Border Protection field chiefs over all nine southwest border districts can use their discretion over how young is too young, officials said. And while Health and Human Ser-vices defines Âtender ageÂŽ typically as 12 and under, Customs and Border Protection has at times defined it as 5 and under.For 30 years, Los Fresnos, Texas-based International Education Services ran emergency shelters and foster care programs for younger children and pregnant teens who arrived in the U.S. as unaccompanied minors. At least one resi-dent sued for the right to have an abortion in a high-profile case last March. MIGRANTSFrom Page A1Akemi Vargas, 8, cries as she talks about being separated from her father during an immigration family separation protest Monday in front of the Sandra Day OÂConnor U.S. District Court building in Phoenix. [AP PHOTO/ROSS D. FRANKLIN]
A6 Thursday, June 21, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com BUSINESS 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 DJ JFMAM 2,720 2,760 2,800 S&P 500Close: 2,767.32 Change: 4.73 (0.2%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 27,200 DJ JFMAM 24,560 25,000 25,440 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 24,657.80 Change: -42.41 (-0.2%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1753 Declined 1090 New Highs 116 New Lows 35 Vol. (in mil.) 3,296 Pvs. Volume 3,635 2,245 2,200 1811 1013 232 31 NYSE NASDDOW 24804.76 24628.39 24657.80 -42.41 -0.17% -0.25% DOW Trans. 10934.66 10807.55 10872.93 +9.63 +0.09% +2.46% DOW Util. 690.29 685.93 688.38 +0.42 +0.06% -4.84% NYSE Comp. 12684.66 12634.45 12648.83 +9.85 +0.08% -1.25% NASDAQ 7806.60 7755.48 7781.51 +55.93 +0.72% +12.72% S&P 500 2774.86 2763.91 2767.32 +4.73 +0.17% +3.51% S&P 400 2003.85 1990.99 2001.79 +10.40 +0.52% +5.33% Wilshire 5000 29092.38 28974.21 29024.90 +78.41 +0.27% +4.43% Russell 2000 1708.10 1694.04 1706.99 +13.54 +0.80% +11.17% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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Media companies jumped after Disney reached a new deal with Twenty-First Century Fox.Facebook, Microsoft and Alphabet led the rally in technology companies as the Nasdaq composite topped the all-time high it set last week. Disney sweetened its deal to buy FoxÂs entertainment busi-nesses to $71.3 billion, topping an offer from Comcast earlier this month. Other media com-panies like Netflix and Viacom climbed as investors hoped more deals will follow.Starbucks plunged to its lowest price in a year and a half after the company said its U.S. and China businesses both ran into trouble during the current quarter. That led to losses in other restaurant companies such as McDonaldÂs, which contributed to a small decline in the Dow Jones industrial average, its seventh straight down day.General Electric dipped fol-lowing the announcement that GE will be removed from the Dow next week, ending a 110-year stint. Shares of Walgreens, its replacement, surged.Smaller and more U.S.oriented companies such as retailers climbed. While tech-nology companies are the biggest sector of the S&P 500 and make most of their sales overseas, just the opposite of small caps, investors feel that both types of stocks are less vulnerable to tariffs than industrial companies or house-hold goods makers, among other sectors.Sameer Samana, global equity and technical strategist for the Wells Fargo Investment Institute, said investors arenÂt sure what to make of the administrationÂs mix of harsh pronouncements and conciliatory statements. While the market has taken some sharp drops during the trade dispute, he said Wall Street usually comes back to the fact that the global economy, and especially the U.S. economy, is doing well.ÂFor the most point things are pretty good from an economic and fundamental standpoint,ÂŽ he said. Samana added that technology companies have often led the way when the market recovers from trade-related slumps because of their strong earnings, and because ChinaÂs government canÂt put tariffs on too many U.S. technology companies because it is trying to build up its own technology sector.The S&P 500 index rose 4.73 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,767.32. The Nasdaq compos-ite gained 55.93 points, or 0.7 percent, to 7,781.51. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-com-pany stocks added 13.54 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,706.99, also closing at a record high.But the Dow industrials slipped 42.41 points, or 0.2 percent, to 24,657.80. The Dow has fallen for seven days in a row, its worst streak in more than a year, although the losses have been fairly small.Stocks nish mostly higher as tech and media companies leadMARKET WATCHDow 24,657.80 42.41 Nasdaq 7,781.51 55.93 S&P 2,767.32 4.73 Russell 1,706.99 13.54 NYSE 12,648.83 9.85COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,271.20 4.40 Silver 16.289 .014 Platinum 874.10 9.20 Copper 3.0465 unch. Oil 65.91 0.84MARKET MOVERSÂ€ Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.: Up $3.37 to $48.08 Â„ The media company accepted a new offer from Disney to its entertainment divisions for more than $70 billion. Â€ Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.: Up $3.39 to $68 Â„ S&P Dow Jones Indices said the drugstore will become part of the Dow Jones industrial average, replacing General Electric.
DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, June 21, 2018 A7HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: email@example.com Fax: 352-365-1951 After raising expectations that it would finally deal with the harm caused by partisan gerrymandering, the Supreme Court on Monday essentially said: ÂNever mind.ÂŽ It was an exasperating abdication of responsibility by the court, which should have used the cases before it to strike a blow against the time-dishonored practice of drawing legislative lines to favor the party in power. Along with many Americans, we had strongly hoped that the court would rule that the Constitution prohibits the unfair rigging of congressional and legislative electoral maps in an effort to entrench one party and weaken another. Such a ruling would have struck a long overdue blow for representative government and put an end to a system that dilutes votes, makes elections less competitive and allows candidates to win seats they would not have won otherwise. Political gerrymandering exacerbates political polarization and denies Americans their right to full participation in the political system. It is a cynical and undemocratic Â„ but not yet illegal Â„ process that is engaged in by both parties and which is only likely to be solved by the courts. Sadly, instead of taking the issues on squarely, the court disposed of two cases Â„ one from Wisconsin and one from Maryland Â„ on narrow procedural grounds. The anticlimactic outcome may be an example of principled judicial restraint, but it may also reflect continued agonizing by Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote is pivotal on this issue. In the Wisconsin case, Democratic voters had challenged a legislative map that was obviously drawn by Republicans to maximize their influence. But, writing for the court, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said the individual plaintiffs hadnÂt proved the sort of injury required to have standing to sue because they hadnÂt demonstrated that their votes in their individual districts had been diluted. In Maryland, it was Republican voters challenging a congressional district drawn by Democrats that led to the defeat of a longtime Republican incumbent. In an unsigned opinion, the court said that the plaintiffs waited too long to seek an injunction seeking to block an election using the 2011 district lines. For reformers, the greatest consolation in MondayÂs rulings was a concurring opinion in the Wisconsin case by Justice Elena Kagan, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor. Kagan provided a blueprint for how plaintiffs in that case and others might prevail in the future. Kagan noted that, while the court was right to insist that voters show an injury based on the composition of their individual districts, they could still make use of statewide evidence and seek a statewide remedy. She also noted that standing requirements might be different if gerrymandering were challenged as a violation of the right of association under the 1st Amendment, an idea that Kennedy has entertained. Eventually, Kagan suggested, the time would come when courts would tell partisan officials to Âstop degrading the nationÂs democracy.ÂŽ Monday should have been that day. The Los Angeles TimesANOTHER OPINIONThe Supreme CourtÂs failure to rein in gerrymandering ANOTHER OPINION A longtime employee at a downtown Leesburg business fears that merchants will lose customers because there isnÂt enough parking and is circulating a petition to have the city address the problem. Here is what Facebook users had to say about the story.ÂYou really just gotta look.ÂŽ Scott Levy ÂThere is a parking garageÂŽ Loretta Brown ÂSo the parking garage by the library isnÂt enough. I have never seen it full.ÂŽ Maggie Elizabeth ÂThey have plenty of parking! Maybe during their little weekend bike fest, but thatÂs the only time.ÂŽ Gina Lane Giddens ÂKeep up the good work.ÂŽ Warren Nelson ÂFrom what I remember, downtown isnÂt exactly huge. Walking distance isnÂt really extensive.ÂŽ Shontae Maria Rowells ÂLol this is hilarious... laziness is what it is, not a parking issue. Other then the handicapped individual... most people can just walk... hell, they arenÂt New York City size blocks...ÂŽ Mandi Schlein ÂParking in downtown Leesburg has been an issue for years!!!! I do not have the answer, however, as always, one of the main problems is the shop owners and employees tend to park right in front of their own business OR in front of their neighborÂs business. We have ALL been guilty of this, myself included.ÂŽ Joyce Huey ÂDowntown Leesburg has progressed in the last few years. ItÂs getting there. Would be nice to see it more like Mount Dora or Winter Park. But overall it has improved.ÂŽ Ed Yoakum ÂBuild another parking garage behind the bank on magnoli.ÂŽ Linda Tucker ÂI think we have far more serious problems in Leesburg than a lack of parking spaces.ÂŽ Karen Smith Lott ÂYou need downtown Trolley Service from Public Parking ....Say from SS Office to 9th and back and forth. The Parking garage is great but for the older crowd just need some help going to different locations. Make the trolley handicap available okay maybe have 3 each direction and a stand by. Then when You do have events they donÂt run Main Street, but they sure could be useful. My. Dora is talking about it, Sanford has them. I get excited to use them just thinking about it. ThereÂs a couple 3 places I would go knowing I could step out the door get on a trolley go a couple blocks. Make it .25s for a ride, electric, not too big, have drivers talk History local business perks.ÂŽ Carol SennelloFACEBOOK FORUMWould you consider a jihadist biased against Jews? Could a member of a white supremacist group be accused of bias against non-whites? The Justice DepartmentÂs inspector general, Michael Horowitz, and FBI Director Christopher Wray claim the 500-plus-page report found no ÂdocumentedÂŽ evidence th at political bias at the FBI directly influenced the findings in the Clinton investigation or the Justice DepartmentÂs decision not to prosecute the former secretary of state. People in Âflyover countryÂŽ are more likely to believe pigs can fly than they are to accept that political bias did not expose a clear intent to damage presidential candidate Donald Trump. Why does one need a document to prove bias? If the anti-Trump political beliefs of FBI employees, which are documented in text messages, did not influence their work then why is Director Wray ordering all of his employees to undergo training, including, reports CNN, Âinstruction Âon what went wrong so these mistakes will never be repeated.ÂÂŽ? Members of the media might also benefit from ethics training since the IG report found multiple incidents of journalists doing favors for FBI agents, presumably in return for information. Huffpost writes, ÂOther instant messages showed FBI employees referring to Trump as ÂDrumpf,Â calling Trump supporters ÂretardedÂ and Âlazy POSÂ ... joking about TrumpÂs election signaling the fall of the Republic, and writing ÂViva le resistance.ÂÂŽ How can anyone claim that people with such strong political views could approach their work objectively? If perception is reality, then a connection between bias and behavior is reality for average people, who include most citizens outside the Beltway. ÂThe damage caused by (the agentsÂ) actions ... goes to the heart of the FBIÂs reputation for neutral fact-finding and political independence,ÂŽ says the report. This seems to suggest that the behavior of certain agents was not neutral and that the agents did not display political independence. Again, how could the agentsÂ political views be harmful if those views did not impact their work? Another of many disturbing findings by the IG was that President Obama and 12 high officials in his administration exchanged unsecured emails with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, including times when she was overseas and presumably more vulnerable to hacks. Some of those emails, Horowitz says, contained classified information. President Obama claimed during a 2015 interview with CBS News that he learned Clinton was using an unsecured server when he read about it in the media. The IG report revealed this was not the case. Numerous people, some unnamed, come in for strong criticism in the Horowitz report. Former FBI Director James Comey is cited for effectively taking matters into his own hands and becoming his own authority in public statements about Hillary ClintonÂs emails. A Wall Street Journal editorial said of Comey: ÂThe unavoidable conclusion is that Mr. ComeyÂs FBI became a law unto itself, accountable to no one but the former directorÂs self-righteous conscience. His refusal to follow proper guidelines interfered with a presidential election campa ign in a way that has caused millions of Americans in both parties to justifiably cry foul.ÂŽ Among the things people hate about Washington is that no matter how many higher-ups are alleged to have broken laws and violated ethics codes, few are held accountable. The fix was in on Hillary Clinton even before she was interviewed with two of her lawyers present, which the IG report says violated accepted practices. Horowitz and Wray are now testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. While Democrats will categorize the IG report as nothing, Republicans must burrow in and get even more facts than the disturbing, even disgusting ones he has already uncovered. The Justice Department should then hold accountable those people who broke the law and the rules. Readers may email Cal Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.ANOTHER OPINIONBias and the beholder OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 email@example.com Cal Thomas The U.S. Supreme Court decided not to take up the issue of gerrymandering by parties in power on Monday. [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE]
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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, June 21, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 firstname.lastname@example.orgLeesburg High group captures eight medals, including a silver, at championship meetBy Frank Jolleyfrank.email@example.comLake CountyÂs Iron Jungle weightlifting club enjoyed its best performance ever at the USA Weightlifting National Championships in Grand Rapids, Michigan.According to coach Josh Boyer, Iron Jungle picked up eight medals at this yearÂs meet, which was held June 14-18. All lifters in the club are Leesburg High School students."Our lifters represented our program, and our commu-nity, so proudly," said Boyer. "They proved that not only do we dominate on the national stage, but we do it with grace and dignity. Anybody who ever says anything negative about Leesburg High School obviously doesnÂt know the kind of kids we have here.ÂWe have outstanding kids and these four are just a glimpse of the kind of stu-dent-athletes we have here.ÂŽTaylor Woods had, arguably, the most memorable performance in club history. Competing in the 63 kilogram (approximately 138 pounds) weight class, Woods finished as national runner-up.Woods lost the national title by 2.2 pounds to win the first of three medals. In addition to her overall silver, Woods won silver in the clean-and-jerk and picked up a bronze in the snatch."Taylor has been recog-nized as one of the best lifters HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOKIron Jungle weightlifters shine on national stageIron Jungle Weightlifting coach Josh Boyer poses with Taylor Woods (left) and Yasmine HeÂ” in after the pair competed in the USA Weightlifting National Championships recently in Grand Rapids, Michigan. [COURTESY JOSH BOYER] Spieth, others try to bounce back a er missing US Open cutBy Pat Eaton-RobbAP Sports WriterCROMWELL, Conn. Â„ Some of the biggest names in golf missed the cut at last week's U.S. Open. They're spending this week in Con-necticut looking to fix whatever might be wrong with their game before next month's British Open.Jordan Spieth, the defending champion at both this week's Travelers Cham-pionship and next month's Open Championship, will try to avoid missing the weekend for the third straight tournament."In order for (my game) to be ready, major championship ready for the Open Championship, I think being in contention this week would be a big key," he said. "It's tough to go win a major championship if you're not at least coming off of top 10 finishes in tournaments where you had a chance to win."A year ago, a previously struggling Spieth shot a 7-under 63 in his first-ever round at TPC River High-lands and went wire to wire, winning the tournament in a playoff. That started a mem-orable summer that included his first Claret Jug.He's looking to become this tournament's first repeat champion since Phil Mickelson won in Connecti-cut in 2001 and 2002.Spieth will be joined this week by plenty of others who played just two days last week, including Rory McIl-roy, Jason Day and Bubba Watson."Missing the cut is definitely disappointing," Day said. "But, to be able to come back and hopefully do what Jordan did last year would be nice."The TPC River Highlands course, unlike Shinnecock Hills, is set up for pin Upping their gameJordan Spieth watches his ball roll back down the slope on the 11th green during the Â“ rst round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, June 14 in Southampton, N.Y. Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Bubba Watson and others who missed the cut at the U.S. Open will try to bounce back this week at the T ravelers Championship in Connecticut. [AP PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER, FILE] By Frank Jolley firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Wildwood Middle High School football team will continue with its offsea-son workouts without a head football coach.Athletic Director Ryan Har-rison said this week the school has launched a national search to find a replacement for McKinley Rolle, who stepped down last week as Wildcats coach.Until then, Harrison said, the remaining members of the football teamÂs coaching and support staff will oversee summer weight training and conditioning until a new coach is named.ÂEveryone is on deck and ready to move ahead with season preparations,ÂŽ said Harrison. ÂOur assistant coaches, including our Wildwood continues search for coachBy Derek GatopoulosAssociated PressROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia Â„ Luis Suarez put both Uru-guay and host Russia into the second round of the World Cup while eliminating Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the same time.Suarez scored the winning goal in his 100th international appearance for Uruguay, knocking in a corner kick from Carlos Sanchez in the 23rd minute to give the two-time champions a 1-0 victory over the Saudis on Wednesday.It was the Barcelona Uruguay, Russia advance at World Cup UruguayÂs Luis Suarez celebrates scoring against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday [AP PHOTO/ANDREW MEDICHINI] See NOTEBOOK, B3 See COACH, B3 See CUP, B3 See SPIETH, B3
B2 Thursday, June 21, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: email@example.com Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next dayÂs edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVCOLLEGE BASEBALL 8 p.m. ESPNU Â„ NCAA World Series, Game 10, Arkansas-Texas Tech winner vs. Florida, at Omaha, Neb. HORSE RACING 8:30 a.m. NBCSN Â„ BreedersÂ Cup Challenge Series: Royal Ascot, Norfolk Stakes (and Gold Cup), at Ascot, England GOLF 5:30 a.m. GOLF Â„ European PGA Tour, BMW International Open, Â“ rst round, at Pulheim, Germany 9:30 a.m. GOLF Â„ European PGA Tour, BMW International Open, Â“ rst round, at Pulheim, Germany (sameday tape) 3:30 p.m. GOLF Â„ PGA Tour, T ravelers Championship, Â“ rst round, at Cromwell, Conn. Midnight (Friday) GOLF Â„ Asian & Korean Tours, Kolon Korea Open, second round, at Cheonan, South Korea MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB Â„ Boston at Minnesota 4 p.m. MLB Â„ N.Y. Mets at Colorado (joined in progress) 7 p.m. MLB Â„ Regional coverage, Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati OR Baltimore at Washington 10 p.m. MLB Â„ Regional coverage, Toronto at L.A. Angels OR San Diego at San Francisco MIXED MARTIAL ARTS 9 p.m. NBCSN Â„ Professional Fighters League, at Chicago NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN Â„ 2018 NBA Draft, at Brooklyn, N.Y. ESPN2 Â„ The Jump 2018 NBA Draft Special NBA Â„ 2018 NBA Draft, at Brooklyn, N.Y. SOCCER 8 a.m. FS1 Â„ FIFA World Cup, Group stage: Group C, Denmark vs. Australia, at Samara, Russia 11 a.m. FOX Â„ FIFA World Cup, Group stage: Group C, France vs. Peru, at Ekaterinburg, Russia 2 p.m. FOX Â„ FIFA World Cup, Group stage: Group D, Argentina vs. Croatia, at Nizhny Novgorod, Russia BASEBALL FCSL STANDINGSTEAM W L .PCT GB Leesburg 11 1 .917 Â„ Winter Park 7 7 .500 5 DeLand 7 8 .467 5.5 Sanford 6 8 .429 6 Winter Garden 5 8 .385 6.5 Seminole 5 9 .357 7 TuesdayÂs games Leesburg 8, DeLand 2 Winter Garden 7, Seminole 5 Winter Park 9, Sanford 8 WednesdayÂs games DeLand at Leesburg, late Winter Garden at Seminole, late Winter Park at Sanford, late ThursdayÂs games Leesburg at Winter Park, 7 p.m. Winter Garden at DeLand, 7 p.m. Seminole at Sanford, 7 p.m. FridayÂs games DeLand at Winter Garden, 6 p.m. Winter Park at Leesburg, 7 p.m. Seminole at Sanford, 7 p.m.MLBAMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB New York 48 22 .686 Â„ Boston 49 25 .662 1 Tampa Bay 34 39 .466 15 Toronto 33 39 .458 16 Baltimore 20 51 .282 28 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 39 33 .542 Â„ Detroit 36 38 .486 4 Minnesota 32 37 .464 5 Chicago 24 48 .333 15 Kansas City 22 51 .301 17 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 49 26 .653 Â„ Seattle 46 27 .630 2 Los Angeles 39 35 .527 9 Oakland 37 36 .507 11 Texas 31 44 .413 18MondayÂs GamesWashington 5, N.Y. Yankees 3 (comp. susp.) N.Y. Yankees 4, Washington 2 Cleveland 6, Chicago White Sox 2 Houston 5, Tampa Bay 4 Texas 6, Kansas City 3 Arizona 7, L.A. Angels 4TuesdayÂs GamesN.Y. Yankees 7, Seattle 2 Washington 9, Baltimore 7 Atlanta 11, Toronto 4 Cincinnati 9, Detroit 5 Cleveland 6, Chicago White Sox 3 Minnesota 6, Boston 2 Tampa Bay 2, Houston 1 Texas 4, Kansas City 1 L.A. Angels 5, Arizona 4 Oakland 4, San Diego 2, 10 inningsTodayÂs GamesDetroit (Fulmer 3-5) at Cincinnati (Mahle 5-6), 12:35 p.m. Atlanta (SanAchez 3-0) at Toronto (Happ 8-3), 12:37 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Lopez 2-4) at Cleveland (Kluber 10-3), 1:10 p.m. Oakland (Montas 3-1) at San Diego (Ross 5-4), 3:40 p.m. Baltimore (Cashner 2-8) at Washington (Gonzalez 6-3), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Hernandez 6-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Loaisiga 1-0), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Price 8-4) at Minnesota (Lynn 4-5), 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Eovaldi 1-2) at Houston (Morton 8-1), 8:10 p.m. Texas (Mendez 0-1) at Kansas City (Junis 5-7), 8:15 p.m.ThursdayÂs GamesSeattle at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Boston at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. Baltimore at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Oakland at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE All times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Atlanta 43 29 .597 Â„ Washington 39 32 .549 3 Philadelphia 38 33 .535 4 New York 31 39 .443 11 Miami 29 45 .392 15 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Milwaukee 43 30 .589 Â„ Chicago 41 29 .586 St. Louis 38 33 .535 4 Pittsburgh 36 37 .493 7 Cincinnati 27 45 .375 15 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Arizona 40 33 .548 Â„ Los Angeles 38 34 .528 1 San Francisco 36 38 .486 4 Colorado 35 38 .479 5 San Diego 34 41 .453 7MondayÂs GamesWashington 5, N.Y. Yankees 3 (comp. susp.) N.Y. Yankees 4, Washington 2e Pittsburgh 1, Milwaukee 0 Philadelphia 6, St. Louis 5, 10 innings N.Y. Mets 12, Colorado 2 Miami 5, San Francisco 4 Arizona 7, L.A. Angels 4 L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, ppd.TuesdayÂs GamesL.A. Dodgers 4, Chicago Cubs 3, 1st Chi. Cubs 2, L.A. Dodgers 1, 2nd, 10 innings Milwaukee 3, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 7, Philadelphia 6 Washington 9, Baltimore 7 Atlanta 11, Toronto 4 Cincinnati 9, Detroit 5 Colorado 10, N.Y. Mets 8 San Francisco 6, Miami 3 L.A. Angels 5, Arizona 4 Oakland 4, San Diego 2, 10 inningsTodayÂs GamesDetroit (Fulmer 3-5) at Cincinnati (Mahle 5-6), 12:35 p.m. Atlanta (Sanchez 3-0) at Toronto (Happ 8-3), 12:37 p.m. St. Louis (Wacha 8-2) at Philadelphia (Arrieta 5-5), 1:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Stripling 6-1) at Chicago Cubs (Lester 8-2), 2:20 p.m. Oakland (Montas 3-1) at San Diego (Ross 5-4), 3:40 p.m. Miami (Urena 2-8) at San Francisco (Holland 4-7), 3:45 p.m. Baltimore (Cashner 2-8) at Washington (Gonzalez 6-3), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Suter 7-4) at Pittsburgh (Kuhl 5-4), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Lugo 2-2) at Colorado (Bettis 5-1), 8:40 p.m.ThursdayÂs GamesN.Y. Mets at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Arizona at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -123 Los Angeles +113 at Philadelphia -114 St. Louis +104 at San Francisco -130 Miami +120 Milwaukee -110 at Pittsburgh +100 at Colorado -115 New York +105American Leagueat Cleveland -280 Chicago +250 at New York -175 Seattle +163 at Houston -250 Tampa Bay +220 Boston -145 at Minnesota +135 at Kansas City -110 Texas +100Interleagueat Cincinnati -125 Detroit +115 at Toronto -140 Atlanta +130 at San Diego -115 Oakland +105 at Washington -210 Baltimore +190 Updated odds available at Pregame.com TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES Â„ Designated 3B Pedro Alvarez for assignment. Selected the contract of INF Steve Wilkerson from Norfolk (IL). Recalled C Caleb Joseph from Norfolk. BOSTON RED SOX Â„ Optioned RHP Justin Haley to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled LHP Robby Scott from Pawtucket. Signed C Lane Milligan, OF Bramdon Perez, LHP Logan Browning and RHPs Eddie Jimenez and Kris Jackson to minor league contracts. CHICAGO WHITE SOX Â„ Signed RHP Sean Thompson to a minor league contract. CLEVELAND INDIANS Â„ Placed RHP Evan Marshall on the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP George Kontos from Columbus (IL). DETROIT TIGERS Â„ Signed 1B Nick Ames and Justin Childers; SSs Luke Sherley and Jeremiah Burks; Cs Christopher Proctor and Kevynn Arias; LHPs Jeb Bargfeldt, Carlos Perdomo, Jared Tobey and Adam Wolf; 3B Jordan Verdon, John Valente, Zach Malis and Kelvin Smith; OFs Kingston Liniak, Reece Hampton, Dayton Dugas, Brock Deatherage, Eric De La Rosa, Avery Tuck, Daniel Reyes, Matthew Jarecki, Vinny Esposito and Clark Brinkman; and RHPs Hugh Smith, Angel Reyes, Chance Kirby, Garrett Hill, Yasin Chentouf, Robbie Welhaf, Jayce Vancena and Chavez Fernander to minor league contracts. HOUSTON ASTROS Â„ Optioned LHP Reymin Guduan to Fresno (PCL). Signed LHP Jonathan Bermudez; C Alex Holderbach; SSs Trey Dawsonand Michael Wielansky; OFs Scott Schreiber, Austin Dennis and Logan Mattix; and RHPs R.J. Freure, Brett Conine, Devin Conn, Miguel Figueroa, Joseph Gonzalez and Riley Cabral to minor league contracts. KANSAS CITY ROYALS Â„ Sent 1B Lucas Duda to Omaha (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Signed Cs Stephan Vidal and Logan Porter and RHP Jon Heasley to minor league contracts. LOS ANGELES ANGELS Â„ Sent SS Kaleb Cowart to Salt Lake (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Signed OF William Rivera to a minor league contract. MINNESOTA TWINS Â„ Sent OF Byron Buxton to Rochester (IL) for a rehab assignment. NEW YORK YANKEES Â„ Signed RHP Marcus Evey to a minor league contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS Â„ Sent OF Matt Joyce to Nashville (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Signed OF Chase Calabuig to a minor league contract. SEATTLE MARINERS Â„ Sent RHP Nick Vincent to Arkansas (TL) for a rehab assignment. Signed OF Ryan Ramiz, C Dean Nevarez and LHPs Blake Townsend and Jing-Yu Chang to minor league contracts. TAMPA BAY RAYS Â„ Designated OF Rob Refsnyder for assignment. Reinstated OF Kevin Kiermaier from the 60-day DL. Signed 1B Russ Olive; 2B Justin Row; LHPs Steffan Moore and Nick Sprengel; Cs Kevin Melendez, Dawson Dimon and Michael Berglund; and RHPs Taj Bradley, Chris Muller and Daiveyon Whittle to minor league contracts. TEXAS RANGERS Â„ Optioned LHP Yohander Mendez to Round Rock (PCL). Recalled RHP Austin Bibens-Dirkx from Round Rock. Traded RHP Deck McGuire to the Los Angeles Angels for cash considerations or a player to be named. Signed LHP Braden Pearson, OF Ryan Anderson and RHPs Leury Tejada and Nic Laio to minor league contracts. TORONTO BLUE JAYS Â„ Sent RHP Marcus Stroman to New Hampshire (EL) for a rehab assignment. Signed RHPs Austin Havekost, Fitz Stadler, Matt Harris and Grant Townsend to minor league contracts.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Â„ Sent LHP Robbie Ray to Reno (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Signed SS David Garza to a minor league contract. ATLANTA BRAVES Â„ Signed 2B Greg Cullen; 1B Mason Berne and Greyson Jenista; Cs Ray Soderman and Rusber Estrada; 3B Michael Mateja and Brett Langhorne; OFs Andrew Moritz and Justin Dean; LHPs Tanner Lawson, Jake Higginbotham and Zach Guth; and RHPs Brooks Wilson, Zach Seipel, Zach Daniels and Trey Riley to minor league contracts. CHICAGO CUBS Â„ Recalled RHP Justin Hancock from Iowa (PCL) as the Â26th manÂŽ. CINCINNATI REDS Â„ Optioned RHP Austin Brice to Louisville (IL). Recalled RHP Jackson Stephens from Louisville. Signed RHP Cory Heitler and LHP Jerry DÂAndrea to minor league contracts. COLORADO ROCKIES Â„ Agreed to terms with 1B Grant Lavigne, SS Terrin Vavra and RHP Andrew Quezada. LOS ANGELES DODGERS Â„ Signed OFs Jeremiah Vison, Josh McLain and Drew Avans to minor league contracts.MIAMI MARLINS Â„ Optioned RHP Merandy Gonzalez to Jacksonville (SL). Reinstated LHP Caleb Smith from the bereavement list. Sent 1B Garrett Cooper to Jupiter (FSL) for a rehab assignment. MILWAUKEE BREWERS Â„ Designated LHP Boone Logan for assignment. Recalled RHP Freddy Peralta from Colorado Springs (PCL). NEW YORK METS Â„ Placed OF Jay Bruce on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Recalled RHP Tim Peterson from Las Vegas (PCL). Signed C Phil Capra, SS L.A. Woodard and 1B Chase Chambers to minor league contracts. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES Â„ Signed C Jack Conley, LHPs Taylor Lehman and Gabriel Cotto and RHPs Dominic Pipkin, Tyler McKay, Brandon Ramey and Jack Perkins to minor league contracts. PITTSBURGH PIRATES Â„ Signed OF Jack Herman and RHPs Cody Smith and Jake Mielock to minor league contracts. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Â„ Placed RHP Matt Bowman on the 10-day DL. Optioned 1B Luke Voit to Memphis (PCL). Reinstated RHP Greg Holland from the 10-day DL and 1B Jose Martinez from paternity leave. Signed LHP Hector Villalobos and RHPs Cole Aker, Jake Sylvester Jhon Victorino and Angel Ortega to minor league contracts. SAN DIEGO PADRES Â„ Signed 2B Lee Solomon; OFs Payton Smith and Jawuan Harris; Cs Nick Gatewood and Rainier Aguilar; SSs Xavier Edwards and Jarryd Dale; RHPs Seth Mayberry, Mason Fox, Felix Minjarez and Reiss Knehr; and LHPs Erik Sab rowski, Hazahel Quijada, Tyler Mortensen, Alexuan Vega and Cody Tyler to minor league contracts. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Â„ Signed LHP JJ Santa Cruz to a minor league contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALS Â„ Placed INF Matt Adams on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. Optioned RHP Wander Suero to Syracuse (IL). Recalled RHP Jefry Rodriguez from Harrisburg (EL).American AssociationLINCOLN SALTDOGS Â„ Released RHP Scott Kuzminsky. Signed OF Randolph Oduber. ST. PAUL SAINTS Â„ Signed OF Kyle Barrett. WICHITA WINGNUTS Â„ Released LHP Corbin Osburn.Can-Am LeagueOTTAWA CHAMPIONS Â„ Released C Michael Blanke SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS Â„ Released OF John Schultz TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES Â„ Released C Marcus Blackmon. Signed C Alex Herceg.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCLEVELAND BROWNS Â„ Waived OL Rod Johnson. Signed OL Greg Robinson.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueOTTAWA SENATORS Â„ Traded F Mike Hoffman, D Cody Donaghey and a 2020 Â“ fth-round draft pick to San Jose for F Mikkel Boedker, D Julius Bergman and a 2020 sixthround draft pick.TENNISTENNIS INTEGRITY UNIT Â„ Suspended Nicolas Kicker six years, with three years suspended if he commits no further breaches, and Â“ ned him $25,000 for committing match-Â“ xing offenses under the Tennis AntiCorruption Program.COLLEGESBARTON Â„ Named Chip Hester football coach. GUILFORD Â„ Named Susan Preston Bower athletic director. ILLINOIS STATE Â„ Named Chris Duhon assistant menÂs basketball coach. ST. JOHNÂS Â„ Announced junior softball RHP Kayla Kmett is transferring from Akron. TENNESSEE Â„ Announced graduate OL Brandon Kennedy is transferring from Alabama and graduate RB Madre London from Michigan State. WAKE FOREST Â„ Announced graduate PKs Darren Ford transferred from Hope and Eric Osteen from Army. GOLF UPCOMING TOURNAMENTSAll times EasternPGA TOUR TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Cromwell, Conn. Course: TPC River Highlands. Yardage: 6,841. Par: 70. Purse: $7 million. WinnerÂs share: $1.26 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. EDT (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel); 3-6 p.m. (CBS Sports). Defending champion: Jordan Spieth. Last week: Brooks Koepka won the U.S. Open. FedEx Cup leader: Dustin Johnson. Notes: The tournament features the last four major champions Â„ Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth Â„ along with four of the top seven players in the world ranking. .... Spieth is coming off consecutive missed cuts going into the T ravelers Championship as the defending champion. ... The tournament is coming off successive victories marked by the celebration Â„ SpiethÂs body bump with his caddie after holing a bunker shot in the playoff, and Russell Knox throwing his hat when he made the winning putt on the 18th. ... The Â“ eld includes nine players who have won majors over the last six years Â„ Spieth, Thomas, Reed, Koepka, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Zach Johnson. ... Jim Furyk set the PGA Tour record with a 58 in the Â“ nal round two years ago. He is playing this year. So is Patrick Cantlay, whose 60 in 2011 is the lowest PGA Tour round ever by an amateur. ... Phil Mickelson is the last player to successfully defend at the T ravelers in 2001 and 2002. ... Next week: Quicken Loans National. Online: www.pgatour.com LPGA TOUR WALMART NW ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Rogers, Ark. Course: Pinnacle CC. Yardage: 6,331. Par: 71. Purse: $2 million. WinnerÂs share: $300,000. Television: Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 3-5 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: So Yeon Ryu. Last week: So Yeon Ryu won the Meijer LPGA Classic. Race to CME Globe leader: Ariya Jutanugarn. Notes: Stacy Lewis, who graduated from Arkansas, is the only American-born winner in the 10-year history of this event. ... This is the second 54-hole tournament on the LPGA Tour in the last three weeks. There will be only one more the rest of the year, the Toto Japan Classic in November. ... Ryu avoided going an entire year without winning by capturing the Meijer Classic. ... Su Oh closed with a 67 to tie for 13th last week, moving her up a few spots to No. 77 in the world ranking and two spots ahead of Sarah Jane Smith. Oh, Smith and Hannah Green (91) are vying for the last two spots for Australia for the UL International Crown later this year. ... Ryu went to No. 1 in the world for the Â“ rst time when she won in Arkansas last year. Her victory last week moved her up one spot to No. 5. ... With a major championship next week and the tournament only 54 holes, the top nine players in the world ranking are in the Â“ eld in Arkansas. Next week: KPMG WomenÂs PGA Championship. Online: www.lpga.com AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPPOINTS LEADERS Through June 101. Kyle Busch, 664 2. Kevin Harvick, 589 3. Joey Logano, 566 5. Brad Keselowski, 514 6. Clint Bowyer, 510 4. Martin Truex Jr., 506 7. Kurt Busch, 493 8. Denny Hamlin, 468 9. Ryan Blaney, 457 10. Kyle Larson, 443 11. Aric Almirola, 433 12. Jimmie Johnson, 377 13. Chase Elliott, 362 14. Erik Jones, 346 15. Alex Bowman, 331 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 327 17. Paul Menard, 327 18. Austin Dillon, 292 19. Jamie McMurray, 283 20. William Byron, 277 PRO BASKETBALL NBA DRAFT ORDERThursday at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.FIRST ROUND1. Phoenix 2. Sacramento 3. Atlanta 4. Memphis 5. Dallas 6. Orlando 7. Chicago 8. Cleveland (from Brooklyn via Boston) 9. New York 10. Philadelphia (from L.A. Lakers via Phoenix) 11. Charlotte 12. L.A. Clippers (from Detroit) 13. L.A. Clippers 14. Denver 15. Washington 16. Phoenix (from Miami) 17. Milwaukee 18. San Antonio 19. Atlanta (from Minnesota) 20. Minnesota (from Oklahoma City via Utah) 21. Utah 22. Chicago (from New Orleans) 23. Indiana 24. Portland 25. L.A. Lakers (from Cleveland) 26. Philadelphia 27. Boston 28. Golden State 29. Brooklyn (from Toronto) 30. Atlanta (from Houston via L.A. Clippers) SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 10 3 3 33 33 19 New York City FC 8 3 4 28 30 20 Columbus 7 4 6 27 22 16 New York Red Bulls 8 4 2 26 30 16 New England 6 4 6 24 27 23 Orlando City 6 8 1 19 24 31 Chicago 5 7 4 19 23 28 Philadelphia 5 7 3 18 16 21 Montreal 5 11 0 15 18 31 Toronto FC 4 7 3 15 23 27 D.C. United 2 6 4 10 19 24 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GASporting Kansas City 8 2 5 29 28 14 FC Dallas 8 1 5 29 24 14 Los Angeles FC 7 4 3 24 29 24 Vancouver 6 5 5 23 26 30 Real Salt Lake 7 7 1 22 19 29 Portland 6 3 4 22 20 18 Houston 6 5 3 21 29 21 Los Angeles Galaxy 6 7 2 20 22 23 Minnesota United 5 8 1 16 17 26 Seattle 3 8 2 11 10 17 San Jose 2 9 4 10 24 31 Colorado 2 9 3 9 16 26 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieJune 13Atlanta United FC 2, Columbus 0 Montreal 3, Orlando City 0 D.C. United 4, Toronto FC 4, tie New York 2, Seattle 1 Chicago 2, Colorado 2, tie New England 2, San Jose 2, tieSaturdayÂs GamesVancouver at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. FC Dallas at New York Red Bulls, 6 p.m. Montreal at Orlando City, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota United at Colorado, 9 p.m. Chicago at Seattle, 10 p.m. San Jose at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. Columbus at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m.SundayÂs GamesPortland at Atlanta United FC, 4:30 p.m. Toronto FC at New York City FC, 5 p.m. FIFA WORLD CUPAll times EasternFIRST ROUNDGROUP A W T L GF GA Pts Russia 2 0 0 8 1 6 Uruguay 1 0 0 1 0 3 Egypt 0 0 2 1 4 0 Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 0 5 0 3 points for win, 1 for tie June 14 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Russia 5, Saudi Arabia 0 June 15 At Ekaterinburg, Russia Uruguay 1, Egypt 0 Tuesday At St. Petersburg, Russia Russia 3, Egypt 1 Today At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia, 11 a.m. Monday, June 25 At Samara, Russia Uruguay vs. Russia, 10 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt, 10 a.m. GROUP B W T L GF GA Pts Iran 1 0 0 1 0 3 Portugal 0 1 0 3 3 1 Spain 0 1 0 3 3 1 Morocco 0 0 1 0 1 0 June 15 At St. Petersburg, Russia Iran 1, Morocco 0 At Sochi, Russia Portugal 3, Spain 3, tie Today At Moscow (Luzhniki) Portugal vs. Morocco, 8 a.m. At Kazan, Russia Iran vs. Spain, 2 p.m. Monday, June 25 At Kaliningrad, Russia Spain vs. Morocco, 2 p.m. At Saransk, Russia Iran vs. Portugal, 2 p.m. GROUP C W T L GF GA Pts France 1 0 0 2 1 3 Denmark 1 0 0 1 0 3 Australia 0 0 1 1 2 0 Peru 0 0 1 0 1 0 June 16 At Kazan, Russia France 2, Australia 1 At Saransk, Russia Denmark 1, Peru 0 Thursday At Samara, Russia Denmark vs. Australia, 8 a.m. At Ekaterinburg, Russia France vs. Peru, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Denmark vs. France, 10 a.m. At Sochi, Russia Australia vs. Peru, 10 a.m. GROUP D W T L GF GA Pts Croatia 1 0 0 2 0 3 Iceland 0 1 0 1 1 1 Argentina 0 1 0 1 1 1 Nigeria 0 0 1 0 2 0 June 16 At Moscow (Spartak) Argentina 1, Iceland 1, tie At Kaliningrad, Russia Croatia 2, Nigeria 0 Thursday At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Argentina vs. Croatia, 2 p.m. At Volgograd, Russia Nigeria vs. Iceland, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Iceland vs. Croatia, 2 p.m. At St. Petersburg, Russia Nigeria vs. Argentina, 2 p.m. GROUP E W T L GF GA Pts Serbia 1 0 0 1 0 3 Brazil 0 1 0 1 1 1 Switzerland 0 1 0 1 1 1 Costa Rica 0 0 1 0 1 0 June 17 At Samara, Russia Serbia 1, Costa Rica 0 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Brazil 1, Switzerland 1, tie Friday At St. Petersburg, Russia Brazil vs. Costa Rica, 8 a.m. At Kaliningrad, Russia Serbia vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 At Moscow (Spartak) Serbia vs. Brazil, 2 p.m. At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Switzerland vs. Costa Rica, 2 p.m. GROUP F W T L GF GA Pts Mexico 1 0 0 1 0 3 Sweden 1 0 0 1 0 3 Germany 0 0 1 0 1 0 Korea Republic 0 0 1 0 1 0 June 17 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Mexico 1, Germany 0 Monday At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Sweden 1, Korea Republic 0 Saturday At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Korea Republic vs. Mexico, 11 a.m. At Sochi, Russia Germany vs. Sweden, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 At Ekaterinburg, Russia Mexico vs. Sweden, 10 a.m. At Kazan, Russia Korea Republic vs. Germany, 10 a.m. GROUP G W T L GF GA Pts Belgium 1 0 0 3 0 3 England 1 0 0 2 1 3 Tunisia 0 0 1 1 2 0 Panama 0 0 1 0 3 0 Monday At Sochi, Russia Belgium 3, Panama 0 At Volgograd, Russia England 2, Tunisia 1 Saturday At Moscow (Spartak) Belgium vs. Tunisia, 8 a.m. Sunday At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia England vs. Panama, 8 a.m. Thursday, June 28 At Kaliningrad, Russia England vs. Belgium, 2 p.m. At Saransk, Russia Panama vs. Tunisia, 2 p.m. GROUP H W T L GF GA Pts Japan 1 0 0 2 1 3 Senegal 1 0 0 2 1 3 Colombia 0 0 1 1 2 0 Poland 0 0 1 1 2 0 Tuesday At Saransk, Russia Japan 2, Colombia 1 At Moscow (Spartak) Senegal 2, Poland 1 Sunday At Ekaterinburg, Russia Japan vs. Senegal, 11 a.m. At Kazan, Russia Poland vs. Colombia, 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28 At Samara, Russia Senegal vs. Colombia, 10 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Japan vs. Poland, 10 a.m. COLLEGE BASEBALL DIVISION I COLLEGE WORLD SERIESAt TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, Omaha, Neb. All times Eastern(Double Elimination; x-if necessary) June 16North Carolina 8, Oregon State 6 Mississippi State 1, Washington 0June 17Game 3 Â„ Arkansas 11, Texas 5 Game 4 Â„ Texas Tech 6, Florida 3MondayGame 5 Â„ Oregon State 14, Washington 5, Washington eliminated Game 6 Â„ North Carolina vs. Mississippi State, ppd.TuesdayMississippi State 12, North Carolina 2 Game 7 Â„ Florida 6, Texas 1, Texas eliminated Game 8 Â„ Arkansas vs. Texas Tech, ppd.TodayGame 8 Â„ Arkansas (45-19) vs. Texas Tech (45-18), noon Game 9 Â„ Oregon State (50-11-1) vs. North Carolina (44-19), 7 p.m.ThursdayGame 10 Â„ Florida (48-20) vs. Game 8 loser, 8 p.m.FridayGame 11 Â„ Mississippi State (39-27) vs. Game 9 winner, 3 p.m. Game 12 Â„ Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 8 p.m.Saturdayx-Game 13 Â„ Mississippi State vs. Game 9 winner, 3 or 8 p.m. x-Game 14 Â„ Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 8 p.m.CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-3; x-if necessary)Monday, June 25: Pairings TBD, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26: Pairings TBD, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 27: Pairings TBD, 7 p.m.Seven errors lead to seven runs in 8-2 victory over DeLandBy Matt HolzapfelCorrespondentDELAND Â„ Seven proved to be a lucky number for the Leesburg Lightning.The Lightning had only seven hits in TuesdayÂs game against DeLand, but took advantage of seven errors to score seven unearned runs and cruised to a record-setting 8-2 win at Conrad Park/Melching Field.With the win, Leesburg (11-1) established a new team record with its 11th straight win.Leesburg jumped out to an early lead with runs in the second inning. Jose Crisostomo, the FCSL Player of the Week, ham-mered a single that scored Sean Mootrey and JaÂKobi Dasher.After DeLand answered with solo runs in the second and third innings to tie the game, the Light-ning put the game away with four runs in the fifth and two in the sixth.With two outs in the fifth inning, Jake Matulia stole home with Javeon Cody at bat and sparked a two-out rally. Cody, Mootrey and Tanner May also scored in the frame for Leesburg.Leesburg manager Rich Billings said MatuliaÂs steal was the playerÂs idea."He wanted a pitch to see how good of a jump he could get and told him to say 'yes' to me if he could get it," said Billings. ÂHe gave me the yes, so I gave the sign to Javeon and it was a great baseball play. Jake did an awesome job with it, and that was all him.ÂŽIn the sixth, Leesburg scored two runs on one hit. Crisostomo scored the only earned run of the game for the Lightning and Matulia, whose double to right scored Crisostomo, came around to score the gameÂs final run on a throwing error.From there, the Lightning bullpen took command.Matthew Coles, Jaylin Turner, Kevin Barham and Louis Davenport provided four scoreless Â„ and hitless Â„ innings in relief of Leesburg starter Ronny Hinton, who went five innings and allowed two runs on six hits.Hinton picked up the win, his first of the season, and his counter-part, Ryan Fultz, took the loss.Jarrett Backus had two hits for DeLand.The Lightning will host DeLand in the series finale at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pat Thomas Stadium-Buddy Lowe Field.Lucky number lifts Lightning to 11th straight win TENNIS ATP WORLD TOURGERRY WEBER OPENTuesday at Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany Purse: $2.3 million (WT500); Surface: Grass-OutdoorMenÂs Singles First RoundPhilipp Kohlschreiber (6), Germany, def. Marton Fucsovics, Hungary, 4-6, 6-3, 2-1 retired. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece, def. Lucas Pouille (5), France, 6-2, 7-6 (3). Benoit Paire, France, def. Steve Johnson, United States, 7-5, 7-6 (5). Florian Mayer, Germany, def. Richard Gasquet (8), France, 6-2, 6-2. Karen Khachanov, Russia, def. Mischa Zverev, Germany, 7-6 (5), 6-3. Matthew Ebden, Australia, def. Malek Jaziri, Tunisia, 6-0, 7-6 (2). Roger Federer (1), Switzerland, def. Aljaz Bedene, Slovenia, 6-3, 6-4. Andreas Seppi, Italy, def. Matteo Berrettini, Italy, 6-3, 7-5. Borna Coric, Croatia, def. Alexander Zverev (2), Germany, 6-1, 6-4. Rudolf Molleker, Germany, leads Nikoloz Basilashvili, Georgia, 1-0, susp.
DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, June 21, 2018 B3in Florida, and now she is considered one of the best in the country,ÂŽ said Boyer.Other medal winners for the Iron Jungle: Crys-tal Howison, who won three bronze medals at 48 kilograms (105 pounds); and, Yasmine Heflin, who won two bronze medals in the unlimited class.In addition, Lucas Wolter picked up a ninth-place finish at 62 kilograms (136 pounds).ÂOur kids represented the Iron Jungle, Leesburg High School and Lake County well,ÂŽ said Boyer. ÂThey had some tremen-dous accomplishments on the national stage. All in all, this Nationals was a huge success. I can say without reservation that we have developed some of the best in the country right here at Leesburg High School.ÂŽ All-State softballThose who think 2018 was a down year for high school softball in Lake and Sumter counties should look at the Miracle Sports All-State teams, which were released recently.Area players in classes 5A, 4A and 2A were recognized for their play with spots on their classificationÂs First Team, Second Team or Honor-able Mention.Eustis took up seven spots In Class 5A. Out-fielder Jaycie Michael was named to the First Team and was recognized as the Defensive Player of the Year. Michael was accompanied on the First Team by pitcher Delaney Heaberlin and outfielder Leea Hanks.Infielders Seriah Brokenborough, Tori Rodebaugh and catcher Katie Johnson earned Second Team honors. Johnson was named to the team as a designated player and Rodebaugh was penciled in as a util-ity player.Montverde Academy claimed five spots in Class 4A.Aubree Seaney was named to the First Team as an infielder and was the classificationÂs Defensive Player of the Year. Shaela Bybee earned a spot on the First Team as a catcher.Trinity Whitfield claimed a spot on the Second Team pitching staff, and Madi Wicker earned Honorable Mention.In Class 2A, Mount Dora Christian Academy received six selections to the First and Second teams. Faith Musselwhite, the Daily Commercial All-Area Player of the Year, was named First Team catcher, while teammates Casey Allen, Emily Allen and Wynter Craft earned spots on the team.Casey Allen was selected as an infelder, Emily Allen was named as an outfielder and Craft was slotted as a designated player.On the Second Team, Ari Miller was chosen as a pitcher and Shelby Caro-preso earned a spot as an infielder. Trio of Lake Minneola student-athletes give verbal commitmentsItÂs been a busy week for the Lake Minneola football team.The Hawks had three players announce which colleges they intend to play for at the next level.Receiver Jacob Johnson verbally committed to the Air Force Academy, defensive back Kenan Johnson committed to the University of North Carolina and defensive lineman Stephone Atkin-son announced he would play at Western Kentucky University.Verbal commitments are not binding, meaning all three rising seniors can change their minds before National Signing Day in February. However, Lake Minneola coach Walter Banks indicated the trio arenÂt likely to change their minds before signing national letters of intent.Johnson was named to the Daily Commercial All-Area First Team Defense in 2017, and Atkinson earned Honorable Mention. Softball campBrittany Beall wants to help softball players in Lake County improve their game.ThatÂs why the Eustis High School softball coach, along with Boombah Sports, is holding a softball camp next week at The Big House in Tavares.The two-day camp will be held June 27-28 in the Big Yard Â„ a baseball and softball training area inside the state-of-theart facility. The camp is designed for players between the ages of 7 and 13 and costs $60 per player.Deadline to sign up is Friday.Training will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. and run until noon.According to Beall, the camp will provide an opportunity for players to learn the fundamentals needed to take their game Âto the next level.ÂŽ Among the skills that will be taught are hitting, fielding, throwing and base running, with the emphasis on learning to play fundamental softball in a fun atmosphere.The Big House is at 1544 Lane Park Cutoff.To register or for more information, call Beall at 352-678-6060 or email her at brittanybeal0628@ gmail.com. NOTEBOOKFrom Page B1hunting. The average winning score since Trav-elers began sponsoring the tournament in 2007 is a 16-under par 264. Spieth won last year by shooting 12 under.ÂHaving this tournament right after the tournament last week, I think it gets guys back into the normal routine,ÂŽ McIlroy said. ÂThey play a golf course that you can make birdies; you can get on runs. ThatÂs a nice thing.ÂŽThe Travelers was selected by the PGA last year as its ÂTournament of the YearÂŽ and the ÂPlayers Choice.ÂŽ That has helped attract a 156-player field that includes five worldÂs top 10 ranked golfers and all four reign-ing major championship winners: Brooks Koepka, who won his second straight U.S. Open last week; Spieth; Masters winner Patrick Reed; and PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas.Thomas said he, like most others, isnÂt just using this to tune up their game for the next major. They are here to win.ÂIÂm not here thinking about the (British) Open. IÂm not playing this to get my game ready for the Open,ÂŽ he said. ÂItÂs totally, completely dif-ferent golf. But that being said, any time you have the opportunity to get into contention, you can learn from that and use it in future events. Hopefully IÂll be able to learn from a positive experience of some sort this week.ÂŽSpieth has nothing but good memories of this event, creating one of last summerÂs most memorable moments when he holed out from a greenside bunker to beat Daniel Berger on the first playoff hole, spark-ing one of the yearÂs most replayed highlights: a rake-throwing, chest-bumping celebration with his caddie.ÂThere are tournaments on the PGA Tour that could be great fits for me and this is one of those,ÂŽ Spieth said. ÂI just regret I hadnÂt been play-ing here my entire PGA Tour career.ÂŽ SPIETHFrom Page B1strikerÂs 52nd goal for his country in that cen-tury of matches.ÂNone of the games at the World Cup are easy to win,ÂŽ Suarez said. ÂYou can never be relaxed.ÂŽUruguay and Russia both have six points from their opening two matches, putting them into the round of 16. They will face each other on Monday in Samara with first place in Group A on the line.ÂWe need to fine-tune some things, but we are more than proud because for three World Cups in a row we have advanced to the knockout round, so we want to enjoy this beautiful moment,ÂŽ Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said.Besides scoring, Suarez led his team with a hard-working performance. He fell back to defend and raced forward alongside Edinson Cavani on the counterattack.Cavani nearly made it 2-0 on a solo run through the opposing defense but his attempt was blocked by Saudi Arabia goalkeeper Mohammed Alowais.Facing elimination, the Saudis fought hard for a goal with Hatan Bahmi getting several early chances. But they were outmatched by the Uru-guayan defense and were under regular threat from Suarez and Cavani.Saudi Arabia also had to play most of the match without trusted mid-fielder Taisser Aljassam, who limped off before halftime with an injury after lunging forward for a challenge.Uruguay has now reached the second round in three straight World Cups under the 71-year-old Tabarez. ÂWe do want to score more but there are other positives: no yellow cards, no injuries,ÂŽ Tab-arez said of this yearÂs performances. ÂWeÂll see who we get now (in the next round). You donÂt see 10-0 games at the World Cup anymore. All the teams out there are good we respect all of them. That is a cardinal rule for us.ÂŽ CUPFrom Page B1strength and conditioning coach, will keep our kids focused and moving forward. Any football-related matters that need the attention of a head coach will go through me until a new head coach is hired. (Wildwood Principal Richard Hampton) and I felt this would be the best route to take instead of naming an interim coach and put off finding a new head coach.ÂOur goal is to keep all disruptions to the football program to a minimum.ÂŽHarrison said the school has begun searching for RolleÂs replacement. In an advertisement on Florida High School Athletic Association website, Harrison wrote the school is looking for a Âmotivated, energetic, well organized coach who will be ready to begin working with the team immediately.ÂŽ Harrison said candidates must possess Â„ or be eligil-ble for Â„ a Florida Teaching Certificate and added that teaching positions are available at the school.ÂWeÂll advertise the posi-tion until (Sunday) with the expectation that interviews will begin next week,ÂŽ said Harrison. ÂOur tentative plan is to have a new coach in place by the first week of July. WeÂll consider candidates from around the country as well as local coaches and current members of our coaching staff.ÂŽRolle led the Wildcats to a 9-0 regular-season record in 2017, his only season as coach, and a home game in the Class 1A regional semi-finals. Prior to his arrival, Wildwood has lost 23 straight games over a span of nearly four years Â„ the Wildcats last win before beating Gainesville P.K. Yonge 30-2 in their 2017 regular-season opener was a 48-0 victory against Pier-son Taylor on Oct. 17, 2013.He compiled a 19-22 in stints at Lecanto and Wildwood.Many consider WildwoodÂs 2017 season to be one of the most remarkable single-season turnarounds in Florida prep football history. It helped restore some luster to what was one of the top small-school powerhouses in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.Wildwood won the Class A state championship in 1964 and the Class B championship in 1970. In 1984 and 1985, the Wildcats reached the Class 2A state championship game. COACHFrom Page B1WIldwood coach McKinley Rolle instructs his players on April 23 during spring practice at Wildwood Middle High School. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT]
B4 Thursday, June 21, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comFeb.11: ClashatDaytona(BradKeselowski) Feb.15: Can-AmDuelatDaytona(RyanBlaneyand ChaseElliott) Feb.18: Daytona500(AustinDillon) Feb.25: FoldsofHonor500atAtlanta(KevinHarvick) March4: Kobalt400atLasVegas(KevinHarvick) March11: CampingWorld500(k)atPhoenix(Kevin Harvick) March18: AutoClub400atFontana(MartinTruex) March26: STP500atMartinsville(ClintBowyer) April8: OÂReillyAutoParts500atTexas(KyleBusch) April15: FoodCity500atBristol(KyleBusch) April21: ToyotaOwners400atRichmond(KyleBusch) April29: Geico500atTalladega(JoeyLogano) May6: AAA400atDover(KevinHarvick) May12: GoBowling400atKansas(KevinHarvick) May19: All-StarRaceatCharlotte(KevinHarvick) May27: Coca-Cola600atCharlotte(KyleBusch) June3: Pocono400(MartinTruexJr.) June10: FireKeepersCasino400atMichigan(Clint Bowyer) June24: Toyota/SaveMart350atSonoma July1: Chicago400atChicagoland July7: CokeZero400atDaytona July14: QuakerState400atKentucky July22: NewHampshire301 July29: Pennsylvania400atPocono Aug.5: 355attheGlen,atWatkinsGlen Aug.12: PureMichigan400 Aug.18: NightRaceatBristol Sept.2: Southern500atDarlington Sept.9: Brickyard400atIndianapolis Sept.16: LasVegas400 Sept.22: FederatedAutoParts400atRichmond Sept.30: BankofAmerica500(k)atCharlotteroad course Oct.7: Delaware400atDover Oct.14: Alabama500atTalladega Oct.21: HollywoodCasino400atKansas Oct.28: FirstData500atMartinsville Nov.4: Texas500 Nov.11: Can-Am500(k)atPhoenix Nov.18: FordEcoBoost400atHomestead NASCARTHISWEEK FEUDOFTHEWEEK SPEEDFREAKSAfewquestionswe hadtoaskourselvesCUPSTANDINGS WHATÂSONTAP QUESTIONS&ATTITUDECompellingquestions...and maybeafewactualanswersGODWINÂSPICKS FORSONOMA 2018SCHEDULEANDWINNERS 12345678910 KENWILLISÂTOP10NASCARDRIVERRANKINGSKEVIN HARVICK Defending champat Sonoma KYLEBUSCH Hasfour careerCup road-course wins MARTIN TRUEXJR. Arare2017 blemishwasat Sonoma(37th) CLINT BOWYER DoesnÂtcome offasaÂwine countryÂŽguy JOEY LOGANO One-for-18 onroad courses BRAD KESELOWSKI WillÂ“nish thirdthis week KURTBUSCH Twoguys onthispage thinkitÂshis time KYLE LARSON DidheÂ“nd lostmomentumonoff week? RYAN BLANEY Young globetrotterbackat worknow TheDaytonaBeachNews-JournalÂsGodwin Kelly&KenWillishavecoveredNASCARfor nearly60yearscombined.godwin.kelly@ email@example.comMOTORMOUTHS PODCASTWell,wehadanoffweekto comeupwithsomegood material.Didwedoit?One waytoÂ“ndout. Tuneinonlineat w ww.news-journalonline.com/ daytonamotormouths THREETHINGSTOWATCHOFFWEEK THREETHINGSWELEARNED Whichnon-winnerfrom2018is thebestbettowinSonoma? GODSPEAK: Wow,lotsof choiceshere.Obviously,Kurt Busch,butkeepaneyeon DennyHamlin. KENÂSCALL: Thisoneis almosttooeasy.KurtBusch. IfhedoesnÂtsoonenterthe Stewart-HaasTrophyCollectionClub,heÂllbecomequite testy. Summerhasstarted.Whenit ends,whoÂsÂthemanÂŽinthe CupSeries? GODSPEAK: KevinHarvickisup onthatwheel.Heislookingfor acareer-bestseason. KENÂSCALL: IÂlltakeaslight breakfromthecurrentnorm andsayMartinTruexJr.has onceagaintakenoverthetopdogrolebyLaborDay. CLINTBOWYERVS.JIMMIE JOHNSON: Sincetherewasno Cuprace,wegobacktothis heat-upatTalladega.Bowyer wassweptoutoftherace whenJohnsonÂsNo.48Chevy wentsidewaysinTurn3. GODWINKELLYÂSTAKE: BowyercalledoutJohnsonfor hisderring-domoveinheavy trafÂ“c.ÂIdonÂtknowifhegot looseorwastryingtogetin aholebuttheNo.48wasnÂt clearandwreckedabunchof us,ÂŽhesaid. WINNER: KurtBusch RESTOFTOP5: KyleBusch, ClintBowyer,JimmieJohnson, DennyHamlin FIRSTONEOUT: BubbaWallace DARKHORSE: KaseyKahne DONÂTBESURPRISEDIF: Busch rocketstoavictory,ifhestays outofthegravelandtirewalls.Toomanyrules?YoucanmakeanargumentÂ„andmany doÂ„thatoneofNASCARÂsbigproblems isthethickrulebookneededtocombat moderntechnologywithinthegarage stallsandengineeringlabs.Thiscame tomindyetagainlastweek.Inbetter times,aCupSeriesoffweekwouldinevitablybeignitedwithbignewsofsome sortÂ„asifbydesign,itseemed.All wegotlastweekwasmorenewsabout illegalsplittersandtheresultingÂ“nes andsuspensions.Thistimeitwasthree crewchiefs(Â“nes)andthreecarchiefs (suspensions)fromJoeGibbsRacing.ShouldtheyjustletÂemgo?ItÂsprobablyacanÂt-winproposition.If youletÂemgoandthrowout90percent oftherulebook,someorganizationÂ“nds ahugeadvantageand,inBillFranceÂs words,Âstinksuptheshow.ÂŽButmake thisintense,ongoing,expensiveeffort tokeepeveryoneonthestraight-andnarrow,andyougetconstantpress releasesaboutsuspensionsandÂ“nes duetononconformingsplitters,etc.Pick yourpoison.Â„KenWillis,ken.willis @news-jrnl.comCUPSERIES: Toyota/SaveMart350 SITE: SonomaRaceway(1.99-mileroad course) TVSCHEDULE: Friday,practice(Fox Sports1,2:30p.m.and5:30p.m.).Saturday,qualifying(FoxSports1,2:30p.m.). Sunday,race(FoxSports1,coverage beginsat1:30p.m.;greenÂ”ag,3:15p.m.) CAMPINGWORLDTRUCKS: #VillaEaton200 SITE: GatewayMotorsportsPark(1.25mileoval) TVSCHEDULE: Friday,practice(Fox Sports2,7:30p.m.).Saturday,qualifying (FoxSports1,7p.m.,tapedelayed),race (FoxSports1,8:30p.m.) 1.KyleBusch664 2.KevinHarvick589 3.JoeyLogano566 4.BradKeselowski514 5.ClintBowyer510 6.MartinTruexJr.506 7.KurtBusch493 8.DennyHamlin468 9.RyanBlaney457 10.KyleLarson443 11.AricAlmirola433 12.JimmieJohnson377 13.ChaseElliott362 14.ErikJones346 15.AlexBowman331 16.RickyStenhouseJr.327 16.PaulMenard327 18.AustinDillon292 19.JamieMcMurray283 20.WilliamByron277 JIMMIE JOHNSON ElCajonis eight-plus hoursfrom Sonoma 1.JuniorÂspodcastDaleEarnhardtJr.startedalittle podcastafewyearsagowithhis personalmanagerMikeDavis.Ithas grownsofastthatNBCSportshas decidedtotapeitandshowiton NBCSN.TheÂ“rstÂDaleJr.DownloadÂŽ willairat5:30p.m.Thursday.ÂOur approachwiththeTVshowwillbeno differentthanourapproachwiththe podcast,ÂŽEarnhardtsaid.ÂBuddies hangingout,talkingracing,sharing lifestoriesandtellingjokes.ÂŽ2.HeatÂsonTheheatisoninsideGeneralMotorsÂ racingdepartment.Chevrolethas justonewinin15CupSeriesraces thisseason.ChevyÂsleadNASCAR engineer,AlbaColon,hasmoved ontoHendrickMotorsportsafter 23yearsintheGMtrenches.ÂThis opportunitycametobe,anditÂsone ofthoseopportunitiesthatÂsonce-ina-lifetime,workingwithagroupthat Ihadadmiredformany,manyyears,ÂŽ Colonsaid.3.Daytona500vs.400ErikJonesvisitedDaytona InternationalSpeedwaylastweek andwasaskediftherewasabigdifferencebetweentheDaytona500and CokeZeroSugar400.ÂIdonÂtthink yourapproachisanydifferent,ÂŽthe 22-year-oldsaid.ÂYouwanttorunthe bestyoucanandstayuptowardsthe frontthewholeraceandstayoutof trouble.ÂŽInsixplatestarts,Joneshas wreckedoutÂ“vetimes.ÂMakingitto theendisbig,ÂŽhesaid.Â„GodwinKelly,godwin. firstname.lastname@example.orgDaleEarnhardtJr.hastradedhis steeringwheelforamicrophone andisquicklybecomingamedia sensationatNBCSports.[NASCAR GETTYIMAGES/RAINIEREHRHARDT] 1.Young-guntravelNASCARÂsyounggunsliketogetout andaboutonarareoffweekend. ChaseElliottandRyanBlaneymade abeelineforIreland;theirsecond triptoEuropeinasmanyyears.Erik Jonesstayedincountry,optingfora weekinLasVegas.Olderdriversstay athome.2.MattÂsracedatesMattKenseth,whocameoffthe inactivelisttosharetheNo.6Roush FenwayFordwithTr evorBayne,will make10startsthisseason,itwas announcedduringtheoffweek. ConspicuouslyabsentfromKensethÂs listaretherestrictor-plateracesat DaytonaandTalladega.3.11togoNASCARÂssummerfunrunbegins inCaliforniawithSundayÂsrace inSonoma.Thenext11raceswill decidewhich16driversmakethe playoffsandrunfortheCupchampionship.Onlysixcompetitorshave wonraces,meaningthereisplenty ofroomforotherdriverstomake postseasonplay.Â„GodwinKelly,godwin. email@example.com RyanBlaney, left,andChase Elliotthave travledto Europetwice inthepasttwo yearsonoffweekends.[AP/ RALPHFRESO]
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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, June 21, 2018 C1 SCENETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 firstname.lastname@example.orgBy Linda Florea CorrespondentThis weekend is your last chance to see the patriotic musical about the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Â1776ÂŽ in Clermont. ItÂs also a good time to get advance tickets for ÂSpamalotÂŽ by the Bay Street Players and running opening next weekend and playing until July 15. While weÂre looking ahead, the Moonlight Players in Clermont recently announced its new season which starts Sept. 7. Â1776 The patriotic play, Â1776,ÂŽ by the Moonlight Players in Clermont closes this Sunday The play, a Tony Award winner for Best Musical, follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. Directed by Charlotte Jardine. Tickets and details: moonlightplayers.com. Upcoming ÂSPAMALOTÂ The Bay Street PlayersÂ rendition of Monty PythonÂs musical parody ÂSpamalotÂŽ is June 29 to July 15. Rude Frenchmen, cancan dancers, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, killer rabbits, catapulting cows, and the somewhat odd knights who say ÂniÂŽ are just part of the adventures and dangers awaiting King Arthur and his knights of the very, very, very round table in their quest for the holy grail. Lovingly ripped off from the motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a Broadway hit and irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend. Details: baystreetplayers.org. ÂSWEET CHARITYÂThe Icehouse Players in Mount Dora present ÂSweet CharityÂŽ July 13 to Aug. 5. ItÂs 1966. Will dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine find true love at last with a shy accountant named Oscar? Songs include ÂBig Spender,ÂŽ ÂIf They Could See Me Now,ÂŽ and ÂThereÂs Gotta Be Something Better Than This.ÂŽ MOONLIGHT ANNOUNCES NEW SEASON The Moonlight Players in Clermont recently announced its 20182019 season with seven plays in the offering. The season starts Sept. 7 with ÂDisneyÂs Newsies: The MusicalÂŽ based on the 1992 film which was inspired by the newsboyÂs strike of 1899. Next is ÂAliens with Extraordinary SkillsÂŽ playing Oct. 7 to Nov. 11. The show is about an unhappy clown from the country of Moldova, who pins her hopes on a U.S. work visa. For the holiday season, ÂItÂs a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show is Dec. 7 to 15. The holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast in the play. The new year starts with the mystery murder ON STAGEÂ1776Â closes, and Moonlight announces scheduleBikes, cash and cars headline the weekendBy Linda Florea CorrespondentGet on your motorcycle and head down to the Third Thursday Bike Night in Leesburg for music and happy hour. Classic cars will bring back memories Saturday in Eustis. Relax with your favorite music at the Johnny Cash tribute Saturday in Mount Dora, the Ladies of Country Music tribute Friday in Weirsdale or a patriotic Saturday at the library in Mount Dora. The kids will have a blast at Comedy Maks today in Mount Dora or learn something creative at the Pine Needle Class Friday in Bushnell. Veterans who cannot make an Honor Flight to Washington to visit memorials can take a Flightless Honor Flight in Lady Lake. Celebrate diversity at the Juneteenth Celebration in Mount Dora Saturday and commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. HereÂs you weekend ahead. Third Thursday Bike Night Polish up the chrome and head to the Third Thursday Bike Night 6:30 p.m. today at The Great Chicago Fire Brewery and Tap House, 311 W. Magnolia St. in Leesburg. Besides ogling the bikes, enjoy live music and happy hour specials until 9:30 p.m. Classic Car Cruise-in Classic cars will be on display and up for prizes at the monthly Classic Car Cruise-in from 5 to LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT SCENE By Ed Symkus More Content NowExcept for those moviegoers who have memorized release dates of every film theyÂve seen, itÂs likely that no one else would guess itÂs been 14 years since the world was treated to the world of the Oscar-winning ÂThe Incredibles.ÂŽ ThatÂs a long wait to find out if something so terrific could get a follow-up that was even close in quality and enjoyability. Relax. Despite the fact that we at least have an idea of whatÂs coming from writer-director Brad Bird this time, the sequel is just as fresh and fun (and action-packed, and exciting and full of peril) as the original. Storywise, it begins a few seconds after that one ended, picking up on the action-packed robbery being committed by the Underminer (John Ratzenberger), with the superhero-suited Parr family Â„ Bob aka Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson), Helen aka Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), Violet (Sarah Vowell), and Dash (Huck Milner) Â„ assisted by their buddy Lucius Best aka Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson), trying to foil it. Superheroes are still illegal, based on a government decision made in the first film. All superhero agencies have been shut down, even the one that was protecting the Parrs, who are moved into a motel, where Bob and Helen realize that one of them has to get a job. Well, at least until Frozone gets them together with billionaire entrepreneur Winston Deaver (Bob Odenkirk) and his sister Evelyn (Catherine Keener) who have an idea about how to change the publicÂs perception of superheroes, to once again get them seen as a positive force. Both Parrs are thrilled MOVIE REVIEWIncredibly, Disney/Pixar gives us another incredible ÂIncrediblesÂElastigirl gets ready to Â“ ght crime, while Bob and Jack-Jack look on. [WALT DISNEY STUDIOS] The October Mountain Washtub Band plays a free patriotic concert at 2 p.m. Saturday at the W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. D onnelly Street in Mount Dora. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] Gary West plays a Johnny Cash tribute with all the favorites from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Dora Community Center. [SUBMITTED] ÂIncredibles 2ÂŽÂ€ Written and directed by Brad Bird Â€ With voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. 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C2 Thursday, June 21, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Dan GelstonThe Associated PressPHILADELPHIA Â„ Daryl Hall and John Oates can still pack arenas with fans who can sing along to the entire set list. ÂIÂm very appreciative and surprised and thrilled that after all these years this is actually happening and that thereÂs an audience out there for what is predominantly older music weÂve created,ÂŽ said Oates, who is on a summer tour with Hall across the United States. TheyÂre also still creating new music. They recently put out the single ÂPhilly Forget Me NotÂŽ as a tribute to Philadelphia; Oates is from its suburbs. ItÂs the first new music theyÂve made in 16 years. But Oates has also carved a path as a solo artist, and his latest album, ÂArkansas,ÂŽ is a tribute to Mississippi John Hurt that includes a dash of Dixieland, bluegrass and ragtime tunes, as well as original songs. Oates says the music has marked a reawakening for him. Oates recently went one on one with The Associated Press about what keeps Hall & Oates songs fresh; his recent solo album, ÂArkansasÂŽ; and why you give the audiences what they want.AP: YouÂve lived in Nashville for a few years now. Why devote a solo album to blues and folk music? Oates: I was a folk musician, I was a blues musician. I played a lot of the same m usic as a kid before I met Daryl and before we started on our career. ... I felt like I needed to go back to that in some way. I had the support system in Nashville to do that. Great players who understood the music, knew the music and could play and really make it happen. I thought I had never heard some of these songs performed by a band. Most of them are associated with a solo guitar and voice. I put together this very eclectic band with friends and some amazing musicians and the songs just took on a life of their own.AP: How do you deÂ“ ne if an album is successful now compared with your 1980s heyday? Oates: I think itÂs defined by whether a core group of fans like it, at this point. Making an album at this point is almost like a musical business card. It just proves that youÂre out there, youÂre being creative, youÂre real, you care about music and youÂre making music. The people who buy it, itÂs a very small group of people who buy it. The world of streaming has basically taken over and become the commercial norm for music. I donÂt try to fight it, just try to work within it. I made this record specifically to be made on vinyl.AP: Do you ever get tired of playing the same Hall & Oates songs? Oates: ItÂs a professional technique. I have great respect for being a professional. When youÂre a professional, you do your job. Luckily for us, and obviously for the fans, the music has stood the test of time. ItÂs not hard to play these songs. ItÂs not a groan, ÂHere we go again, hereÂs ÂManeaterÂŽ again.Â The songs sound good and theyÂre actually fun to play. TheyÂre not too hard to do, and at the same time IÂm fully aware of what it is weÂre doing.Hall pass: Oates has new music, tooJohn Oates performs July 17, 2017, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. Oates has also carved a path as a solo artist, and his latest album, ÂArkansas,ÂŽ is a tribute to Mississippi John Hurt that includes a dash of Dixieland, bluegrass and ragtime tunes, as well as original songs. [RICK SCUTERI/INVISION/AP] TOP SONGS 1. Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B), Maroon 5 2. Simple, Florida Georgia Line 3. Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign), Post Malone 4. Africa, Weezer 5. I Like It, Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin 6. Whatever It Takes, Imagine Dragons 7. MustÂve Never Met You, Luke Combs 8. In My Blood, Shawn Mendes 9. No Tears Left to Cry, Ariana Grande 10. Back to You, Selena Gomez TOP ALBUMS 1. ye, Kanye West 2. Prequelle, Ghost 3. This OneÂs for You Too, Luke Combs 4. The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Various Artists 5. Streams of Thought, Vol. 1 EP, Black Thought 6. beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone 7. DAYTONA, Pusha T 8. Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes 9. Cinematic, Owl City 10. Hell-On, Neko CaseiTUNES TOP 10 For the week ending June 10 FICTION 1. ÂThe OutsiderÂŽ by Stephen King (Scribner) 2. ÂShelter in PlaceÂŽ by Nora Roberts (St. MartinÂs Press) 3. ÂOh, the Places YouÂll GoÂŽ by Dr. Seuss (Random House) 4. ÂThe Gray GhostÂŽ by Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell (G.P. PutnamÂs Sons) 5. ÂTo the Moon and BackÂŽ by Karen Kingsbury (Howard Books) NONFICTION 1. ÂMordenkainenÂs Tome of FoesÂŽ by Wizards of the Coast (Wizards of the Coast) 2. ÂMagnolia TableÂŽ by Joanna Gaines and Marah Stets (Morrow Cookbooks) 3. ÂCalypsoÂŽ by David Sedaris (Little, Brown) 4. ÂThe Restless WaveÂŽ by John McCain, Mark Salter (Simon & Schuster) 5. ÂThe Soul of AmericaÂŽ by Jon Meachum (Random House) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. ÂShelter in PlaceÂŽ by Nora Roberts (St. MartinÂs) 2. ÂShadow KeeperÂŽ by Christine Feehan (Berkley) 3. ÂThe OutsiderÂŽ by Stephen King (Scribner) 4. ÂThe Gray GhostÂŽ by Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell (G.P. PutnamÂs Sons) 5. ÂThe Alice NetworkÂŽ by Kate Quinn (HarperCollins Publishers) NONFICTION E-BOOKS 1. ÂCalypsoÂŽ by David Sedaris (Little, Brown) 2. ÂThe Last Stand of the Tin Can SailorsÂŽ by James D. HornÂ“ scher(Random House Publishing Group) 3. ÂThe Great InÂ” uenzaÂŽ by John M. Barry (Penguin Publishing Group) 4. ÂBad BloodÂŽ by John Carreyrou (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 5. ÂEducatedÂŽ by Tara Westover (Random House)BEST-SELLING BOOKS The Wall Street JournalÂs list reÂ” ects nationwide sales of hardcover books for the week ending June 3By Scott StroudThe Associated PressThe first full-length album by the indie folk-rock collective Family and Friends rings a few familiar bells. ThereÂs a jam-band vibe that echoes the work of Lord Huron and Local Natives, rollicking along with a strong bass rhythm underpinning that gives it real forward lean. ItÂs also hard to imagine that this ensemble, based out of Athens, Georgia, didnÂt spend time soaking up the sound of U2, especially the finger-picked electric strumming of the Edge. But the songs here offer more variety than Lord Huron and Local Natives, circumventing the pitfall that makes much of what those bands produce sound the same. And while there may not be anything that alters the trajectory of rock ÂnÂ roll the way U2 did in its heyday, Family and Friends lay it out there with honesty, energy and enough nuance to reward repeated listening. ThereÂs the soaring urgency of ÂHold On to Your Love,ÂŽ a pour-it-out anthem that would be at home on many a heartbreak playlist. So will ÂBetter Days,ÂŽ for that matter, another beautifully wistful anthem that also comes from the IÂm-losing-you school of love songs. ThatÂs a theme throughout the album, though the approaches and pacing range around. Similar demons haunt one of the albumÂs best songs, ÂSo Within/So Without.ÂŽ So no, this independently-produced album may not be the most original record to surface in recent years. But itÂs a fine early effort, delivered with real heart, from an emerging band that deserves more attention going forward.Family time: A dynamic, rollicking set ÂFelix CulpaÂFamily and Friends (Family and Friends) MUSIC REVIEW BOOK REVIEW By Jerry HarkavyThe Associated PressWhen televisionÂs longestrunning cartoon show first hit the airwaves, most of its writers and producers gave it six weeks at best. The one optimist in the crew figured it might last 13 weeks. That was nearly three decades and some 640 episodes ago. As the first prime-time cartoon show since ÂThe Flintstones,ÂŽ ÂThe SimpsonsÂŽ has managed to maintain solid ratings, offer creatively offbeat humor and entertain viewers in dozens of countries across the globe. Writer Mike Reiss was among those with little hope for the showÂs prospects when he signed on in the late 1980s for want of better options to advance his comedy career. But concerns that the fledgling Fox Network might cancel the show vanished after it won effusive praise from critics and fans alike. Reiss, a four-time Emmy winner who has been with ÂThe SimpsonsÂŽ for most of his career, gives readers a laugh-out-loud account of how the show came to be, the way episodes are developed, the voices behind the characters and a raft of Simpson trivia that may surprise the showÂs most loyal fans. Reiss, colleague Al Jean and a handful of other writers came to the show with a Harvard education and an immersion in comedy through their work on the ÂHarvard Lampoon.ÂŽ While creator Matt Groening got the acclaim for the showÂs success, Reiss credits the late Sam Simon for assembling the writers and setting the tone of ÂThe Simpsons.ÂŽ ReissÂ book takes readers inside the writersÂ room, where about a half-dozen people spend the workday pitching jokes. ItÂs part of a prolonged process that begins with a 45-page script and goes through the recordings by cast members, animation, editing and musical scoring. Each episode requires nine months and eight full rewrites to complete.An inside look at the ÂThe SimpsonsÂ ÂSpring eld Con dential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The SimpsonsÂBy Mike Weiss with Mathew Klickstein (Dey Street Books) MUSIC & BOOKS
DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, June 21, 2018 C3Thursday, June 21COMEDY MAKS: At 2:30 p.m. at the Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker Street. Hosted by the the W.T. Public Library. SUPER JAM: At 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 S.E. 138th Terrace in Weirsdale. With OBO band and other select performers. Go to obopry.com for tickets and information. THIRD THURSDAYS: From 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Eustis Memorial Library, 120 N. Center St. Teens can game, do crafts, munch on snacks or do homework. Call Ms. Lauren at 352-357-0896 or 352-357-5686. FOOD TRUCKS: From 5 to 8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Sunset Park in Mount Dora. Featuring 10 to 12 food trucks. Call 352-383-2165 or email email@example.com. AMERICAN LEGION POST 330 MEETING: At 7 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at Mid-Florida Lakes in Leesburg. Call 352-217-2757. THIRD THURSDAY BIKE NITE: At 6:30 p.m. at The Great Chicago Fire Brewery and Tap House, 311 W. Magnolia St. in Leesburg. With live music and happy hour specials until 9:30 p.m. LAKE COUNTY FARMERS AND FLEA MARKET: From 8 a.m. to noon every Thursday (except holidays) at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 2101 County Road 452 in Eustis. For information, call Cole Scharlau at 352-357-9692. CRAFTY KIDS: From 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. every Thursday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. Children of all ages are invited to make a craft at the library to take home. Call Penny Richardson at 352-728-9790 or email penny.richardson@ leesburgÂ” orida.gov. LADIES 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 352-259-9305 for information. CHESS CLUB: From 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Call 352728-9790 for information. SUPPORT GROUP: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at W.T. Bland Public Library Simpson Farm House, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. For anyone who deals with or has a loved one with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues. Call Logan at 352-483-7434 or email loganandtiger@ yahoo.com for information. MEDITATION: At 4 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Guided meditation followed by discussion. Chairs provided or bring yoga mat. Beginners welcome. Call 352-728-9790 to register. QUILTING SISTERS GUILD: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Thursday at Masonic Lodge, 200 Richey Road. in Leesburg. Call Mary at 352-323-3351 or go to quiltingsistersguild.com for information. CRAFTERNOONS: From 2 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Bring your current craft project. Call 352-5362275 for information. KIDS ACTIVITY NIGHT: From 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road. Call 352759-9913 for information. TNT GAMING: From 4 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. For ages 8 to 18. Call 352-728-9790 for information. LEGO CLUB: From 3 to 4 p.m. every Thursday at Fruitland Park Library, 205 W. Berckman St. For ages 5 to 18. Call 352-360-6561 for information. CALENDAR We want to hear from you: Send news releases about arts and entertainment events around Lake and Sumter counties to firstname.lastname@example.org Include a description, date, time, cost, address, contact name and phone number.Then There Were NoneÂŽ Jan. 18 to Feb. 3. Ten strangers with dark pasts on an island is a recipe for murder as each is killed in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme. ÂDisneyÂs Beauty and the BeastÂŽ will charm the kiddies as well as adults with the theatrical retelling of the classic story of learning to love and be loved. Mid spring brings ÂFirst Date: The MusicalÂŽ on stage April 26 to May 12. When a neophyte dater meets a more seasoned dater, sparks fly along with surprises and laughter. The season wraps up with ShakespeareÂs ÂThe Merry Wives of WindsorÂŽ June 7 to 16. Sir John Falstaff sets out to seduce and swindle wealthy wives of title, but they soon discover his plan and contrive to humiliate him. STAGEFrom Page C18 p.m. Saturday in downtown Eustis. Registration is free. Call 407-310-6123 to enter. Music by Butch Jonson, WJBJ CrusinÂ with the classics. Cash prize awarded at 8 p.m. For the Love of Cash Gary West plays a Johnny Cash tribute with all the favorites from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Dora Community Center, 520 N. Baker St., Mount Dora. Tickets: $20 to $30 at ezticketapp.com Ladies of Country Music Join Suzanne Morgan as she features some of her favorite women of country music at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale. Songs by favorites include Tanya Tucker, Crystal Gayle, Tammy Wynette, Dolly, Lynn Anderson, Connie Smith, Patsy Cline, Linda Ronstadt and Miranda Lambert. Tickets are $14 to $16. Details: obopry.com. Patriotic Concert The October Mountain Washtub Band plays a free patriotic concert at 2 p.m. Saturday at the W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly Street in Mount Dora. The October Mountain Washtub Band includes a harmonica, guitar/fiddle, mandolin, washtub bass and banjo. Comedy Maks The W.T. Bland Public Library presents the next Big Summer Show with Comedy Maks at 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. today at the Mount Dora Community Center, 520 N. Baker St. ItÂs a cirque style show that includes audience interaction. Free. No registration. Pine Needle Class Looking for something creative? Then take the pine needle basket class from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603 in Bushnell. You must preregister, but classes are free with park admission. Details: 352-793-4781. Flightless Honor Flight Veterans who cannot make an Honor Flight to Washington to visit and reflect at their memorials can sign up with the American Legion Post in Lady Lake to take a flightless Honor Flight that includes a simulated airplane ride and reception at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Entertainment for the homecoming crowd will begin at 1 p.m. You must preregister for this or other future flightless events. Details: 352-432-1382 Juneteenth Celebration Celebrate diversity and culture at the Juneteenth Celebration from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday on historic Grandview Street between Grant and Florida avenues in Mount Dora. Live music, beer, wine and food will be available at the free event. Food Trucks Enjoy some cruising cuisine at food truck night from 5 to 8:30 p.m. today at Sunset Park in Mount Dora. Book Sale Find a favorite or start a personal library at the Cagan Crossings library book sale 9 a.m. Saturday, 16729 Cagan Oaks in Clermont. Suggested donations are 50 cents for paperback, $1 for hardback and $1 for DVDs and CDs. TAPFrom Page C1the prospect, but then only one of them is, after Winston explains he wants to work with Elastigirl first, leaving Mr. Incredible to stay home and take care of Violet, Dash and little Jack-Jack. Yes, itÂs another tale of role reversal, of the woman doing whatÂs traditionally been the manÂs job. But hold on, even though Elastigirl was at home more than Mr. Incredible in the first film, she also ended up saving his tail. And donÂt for a moment think that Brad Bird is jumping on some feminist bandwagon here. He was already working on this script and that storyline years before there was a ÂGhostbustersÂŽ reboot, a ÂWonder Woman,ÂŽ and an ÂOceanÂs 8.ÂŽ If you want to label him, do it with the word prescient. But Winston DeaverÂs shrewd decision to put Helen in the driverÂs seat Â„ of her hot new motorcycle Â„ then ship her off to find and fight crime in another city as Âan advocate for superheroes Â„ puts Bob into an ego-bruised funk. HeÂs a good dad, but he craves the action he used to see when he wasnÂt busy being a homebody. Brad Bird likes to tell complicated stories. A really shiny gem in this one harkens back to the original, where the audience and one of the eventually dispatched villains got to see that Jack-Jack had some special powers of his own, something that no one else in his family knew about (Can you say polymorph?). Oh, but they sure do find out in this one, as does a malicious raccoon in one of the filmÂs best comedic sequences. But ÂIncredibles 2ÂŽ is not just about family issues and secrets. ItÂs got vile villains, and nods to pop culture (YouTube the opening credits to the Â60s TV show ÂThe Outer LimitsÂŽ before seeing it) and a big, fast musical score by Michael Giacchino Â„ who also scored the original Â„ to accompany the wild visuals. No surprise, it also features a welcome return by Âsuper clothing designerÂŽ Edna Mode (Brad Bird). This really is everything you could hope for in a sequel. Warning to parents: It also has some ingredients that are, to quote Mr. Bird, Âa little intense.ÂŽ It was Bird, himself, in a recent interview, who suggested that some 5-year-olds can handle it, but some canÂt, then added, ÂYou may want your kids to be a little bit older before they see it.ÂŽ Ed Symkus writes about movies for More Content Now. He can be reached at email@example.com. REVIEWFrom Page C1
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DEAR ABBY: I met the love of my life eight months ago. Everything about our relationship is perfect. We both love our families, ne food, games and, most importantly, each other. We met at an antique store and now have a extensive stamp collection together. Wanting this joy to last forever, I proposed to her. I couldn't imagine a happier life for both of us, until I discovered that she is already engaged. Her mother informed me that she had accepted a proposal from a close friend of ours months ago. At rst I was devastated, but now I understand the situation. She felt obligated to accept his proposal, yet I know she will only nd true happiness by marrying me. How do I go about bringing this up to her? I'm very non-confrontational, and don't want her to feel awkward or uncomfortable. Should I tell her what I know or wait for her to come to me? Please help. -IN LOVE BUT CONFUSED DEAR IN LOVE: Something is denitely wrong with this picture. Sometimes confrontation is healthy. Don't waste another moment waiting for the girl to level with you. Tell her what her mother told you and ask if it is true. If it is, she needs to explain. Although you may be ready to settle down and get married, she may not be emotionally mature enough to marry either one of you. DEAR ABBY: Today, June 21 -the rst day of summer -is the annual ASK Day (Asking Saves Kids). Children are out of school and visiting other people's homes. This is a moment to remind parents to ask if there are guns in these homes and if they're stored safely -out of kids' reach. Will you help us get the word out about our campaign? Prevention saves lives, and we're grateful for your consideration. -BETTINA LANYI, ASST. DIRECTOR OF PARTNERSHIPS, BRADY CAMPAIGN DEAR BETTINA: I'm pleased to spread the word. Readers, the ASK Campaign is a collaboration between the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Its goal is to ensure kids' safety by encouraging parents to ASK if there is an unlocked gun in the homes where their children play. For more information, I encourage you to visit askingsaveskids. org. There you will nd various resources, including tips for parents and others on how to bring up the sometimes-awkward topic of safe storage. There are also brochures and yers in English and Spanish, and suggestions about how to work with groups in your community to bring public awareness to the ASK program.DEAR ABBY: My investment adviser got married four months ago. He and his wife have invited me to a celebration of their marriage. It is not a formal affair, but an evening BBQ at their condo rooftop. Should I bring a gift? And if so, what would be appropriate for an investment adviser? -BETTY IN FLORIDA DEAR BETTY: A token gift would be thoughtful. Something they could use at one time or another might be a nice picture frame for their home. Be sure to include a thoughtful note with it, wishing them a lifetime of happiness together. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2018:This year you express unusual creativity and problem-solving talent. Others nd you intriguing. Sometimes you can be a bit too deep in your daydreams. Your thoughts are often profound, and you tend to avoid getting caught up in irrelevant issues. If you are single, you could meet someone of signicance after the summer. You might nd conict inevitable between you. If you are attached, work on being more vulnerable with your sweetie. Your relationship will grow as a result. A fellow CANCER shares his or her ups and downs with you.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You could feel mildly conicted. Understand where you are coming from as well as how others are dealing with the fast changes happening around you. Someone close to you could be controlling and difcult. Avoid having a knee-jerk reaction. TAURUS (APRIL 20MAY 20) Maintain an even pace, and discover what a situation holds for you. You could feel as if someone has pushed you too far for your own good. Remain in touch with your needs. Listen to feedback, but know that you dont need to embrace any of it. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Be sensitive to others, as they might need your support. Let your creativity come up with a dynamic idea. Expect some confusion to arise at some point. You will gain understanding and become less aggravated. You might see a reason to take action. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Dont push so hard to achieve your goals. You will be able to see the big picture. Confusion surrounds conversations and meetings. You could feel manipulated by what is going on and by key people who dont hesitate to express their opinions. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Reach out to a loved one at a distance. Youll know when to express what you feel. You might want to have a conversation that is kept between the two of you. You have very different approaches to problems. Recognize and respect new ideas. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Be aware of the cost of continuing as you have been. Be more in touch with your feelings. Honor others suggestions. Pressure builds when dealing with a child or loved one. You are on top of your game, and your perceptions are probably right-on. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You have a way of behaving that grabs others attention. Your charm magnetizes those around you. You witness the results of your desirability. Pressure comes from a domestic or personal issue. Recognize your limitations. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You could avoid a problem by being more direct. A loved one touches you emotionally through a statement or gift. You have a lot on your mind to think about and consider. How you feel emotionally about other situations could determine your reaction. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) A meeting and/or a group of friends support you even if they dont agree with you. They let you know where they are coming from and why. Anger could erupt at any given moment, causing you to change direction. Confusion occurs from out of the blue. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) You could be dealing with a lot of pressure that you would prefer to avoid. Indulge in a stress-buster. Squeeze in some exercise. When you see a conict arising, make sure it is not the result of a misunderstanding. Try to identify with other ways of thinking. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Allow greater understanding to come forward. Your way of thinking could use some reviving. Try to eliminate a blind spot or break past a barrier. Pressure builds, and you might be having a difcult time maintaining the status quo. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You have a way about you that intrigues a friend or loved one. Your way of thinking adds a new dimension to the brainstorming process. Make plans with this person without making a commitment beyond tonight. Set aside some time for yourself. Man learns hes not first to propose marriage to girl DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, June 21, 2018 C5 license tocruise...Place your auto ad in the and watch it go! Call Classieds Today!352-314-FAST (3278) TODAY IS THURSDAY, JUNE 21, the 172nd day of 2018. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 6:07 a.m. Eastern time. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On June 21, 1788, the United States Constitution went into eect as New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. ON THIS DATE: In 1943 Army nurse Lt. Edith Greenwood became the rst woman to receive the Soldier's Medal for showing heroism during a re at a military hospital in Yuma, Arizona. In 1964 civil rights workers Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney were slain in Philadelphia, Mississippi; their bodies were found buried in an earthen dam six weeks later. (Forty-one years later on this date in 2005, Edgar Ray Killen, an 80-yearold former Ku Klux Klansman, was found guilty of manslaughter; he was sentenced to 60 years in prison, where he died in January 2018.) In 1988 "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," a comedy fantasy starring Bob Hoskins that combined live action and legendary animated cartoon characters, premiered in New York. In 1989 a sharply divided Supreme Court ruled that burning the American ag as a form of political protest was protected by the First Amendment.
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