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SPORTS | B1NBA DRAFTOrlando dra s 7-footer Bamba out of Texas with sixth pick @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Friday, June 22, 2018 75 ¢ Opinion .......................A7 Weather ......................A8 Sports ..........................B1 Drive ..........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ...................C5 Volume 142, Issue 173 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 WEEKEND GLANCEYOUR FORECAST: Periods of sun and some storms Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Highs approaching 90 each day. FOR THE LOVE OF CASH: Gary West plays a Johnny Cash tribute at 7 p.m. Friday at the Mount Dora Community Center. PATRIOTIC CONCERT: The October Mountain Washtub Band plays a free patriotic concert at 2 p.m. Saturday at the W.T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora. By Lisa MascaroThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The House Republican immigration overhaul dangled precariously Thursday, imperiled by stubborn differ-ences between conservative and moderate factions „ and by President Donald Trumps running commentary about a bill he only half-heartedly supported and then suggested would never become law.Republican leaders were twice forced to postpone final voting, first until Friday and then punting it to next week, as negotiators made a last-ditch push for support. They were trying to persuade colleagues to seize the moment and tackle immigra-tion problems by approving the bill, which includes $25 billion for Trumps border wall and a path to citizenship for young immigrants who have lived in the U.S. illegally since childhood.House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana said Thursday evening they would keep trying to find consensus on the legislation.Earlier in the day, Speaker Paul Ryan had appeared GOP postpones vote on immigration billBy Emily Swanson and Catherine LuceyThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ A majority of Americans now approve of President Donald Trumps handling of U.S. relations with North Korea, a change that comes after his historic summit with that countrys leader, Kim Jong Un. But most dont believe Kim is serious about addressing the inter-national concerns about his countrys nuclear weapons program.A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released Thursday finds that 55 percent of Americans approve of Trumps diplomacy with North Korea, up from 42 percent in March and 34 percent last October. Its the highest rating for the Republican president on any individual issue on an AP-NORC poll since his inauguration.The survey was conducted immediately after Trump concluded a oneday meeting with Kim, the first between a U.S. and North Korean leader in six decades of hostility, at which they agreed North Korea would work Poll: Majority approve of Trumps North Korea e ortBy Lindsey TannerThe Associated PressCHICAGO „ Now that the worlds leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addic-tion, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next?The short answer is prob-ably not.The new gaming disorderŽ classification from the World Health Organization revives a debate in the medical community about whether behaviors can cause the same kind of addictive illness as drugs.The strictest definition of addiction refers to a disease resulting from changes in brain chemistry caused by compulsive use of drugs or alcohol. The definition includes excessive use that damages health, relationships, jobs and other parts of normal life. Science Says: What makes something truly addictive?By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comFRUITLAND PARK … Police have arrested three people in the slaying of Scott Behney, who was shot to death on April 10 while working on his truck in a garage.Larry D. Burrows, 23, of Orlando; Matthew A. Splunge, 16, of Orlando, and Tracy L. Mays Jr., 18, of 221 Deborah Ave., Leesburg, have been charged with murder and attempted robbery.The three were traveling through Fruitland Park when they saw Behney in the South Dixie Avenue garage. Mays and Splunge Police catch murder suspectsPolice have arrested three people in the slaying of Scott Behney, who was shot to death on April 10 while working on his truck in a garage. [FACEBOOK] Men and teen charged with robbing, killing man in Fruitland Park garageBurrows Mays Splunge See MURDER, A5 See CONGRESS, A4 See KOREA, A5 See GAMING, A5


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Wednesday, June 20 Powerball: 4-14-23-27-56-13 x2 Lotto: 12-15-26-32-34-46 x4 Fantasy 5: 8-25-28-30-35 Thursday, June 21 Pick 5 Afternoon: 1-9-8-7-9 Evening: 1-3-8-4-5 Pick 4 Afternoon: 9-3-2-0 Evening: 3-2-2-0 Pick 3 Afternoon: 1-9-8 Evening: 7-0-9 Pick 2 Afternoon: 1-1 Evening: 4-4LOTTERY LANSING, MICH.MSU president apologizes for kickback commentsMichigan State Universitys interim president apologized Thursday for an email remark about one of the gymnasts sexu-ally abused by ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar, the latest sign of turbulence for the former gov-ernor tasked with steering the school out of the burgeoning scandal.John Englers apology came more than a week after the public disclosure of his email exchange from April suggesting Rachael Denhollander probably received a kickbackŽ from her plaintiffs attorney. I didnt give it the consider-ation it warranted,Ž Engler said in a statement Thursday. That was a big mistake. I was wrong. I apologize.ŽRIVERSIDE, CALIF.California parents accused of shackling kids to face trial A judge on Thursday ordered a California couple to face trial on torture and child abuse charges after prosecutors presented evidence their children were subjected to years of filth, starvation and cruelty that included beatings with a wooden paddle and caging them as punishment.Riverside County Superior Court Judge Bernard Schwartz found probable cause that David and Louise Turpin abused 12 of their 13 children for years. Investigators testified that the couple chained their children to beds and deprived them of food. The judge threw out a child endangerment charge involving the youngest daughter.LONDONNATO head: No guarantee alliance will surviveThe bonds between Europe and North America are under strain and theres no guarantee the trans-Atlantic partnership will survive, the head of NATO warned Thursday. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called for an effort to shore up the military alliance amid the divisions between Europe and the United States over trade, climate change and the Iran nuclear deal. It is not written in stone that the trans-Atlantic bond will sur-vive forever,Ž Stoltenberg said during a speech in London. But I believe we will preserve it.Ž NATO has been shaken by Donald Trumps America FirstŽ stance and mistrust of international institutions. The Associated PressBy Darlene SupervilleThe Associated PressMcALLEN, Texas „ Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility Thursday, talking with children and staff as she got a first-hand look at some of the migrant children sent there by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally.The first ladys stop at Upbring New Hope Childrens Center came the morning after President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting the practice of separating these families. The visit to the one-story red brick building, which houses 55 children, was intended to lend support to those children who remain separated from their parents, said Stephanie Grisham, the first ladys spokeswoman.She wanted to see everything for herself,Ž Grisham said.Third-graders at the facil-ity welcomed the first lady with a large paper American flag theyd signed taped to a wall. With the words, Wel-come! First LadyŽ written in black marker across the red and white bars, Mrs. Trump also signed the flag, which the children gave to her. Next to the flag on the class-room walls: A drawing of a flowering plant, a butterfly, a hummingbird and a heart, with the words, New Hope, We Love You All, StaffŽ writ-ten in cursive.Visiting another classroom, Mrs. Trump asked children where they were from, if they were friends and how long theyd been at the center where staff said children typi-cally spend between 42 and 45 days. The children responded, sometimes in English, other times in Spanish, many of them wearing gray T-shirts with the red, white and blue words We Are One.Ž She told children to be kind and nice to each otherŽ as she left for another classroom.The first lady thanked the staff for their heroic workŽ and asked them to reunite the children with their fami-lies as quickly as possible. In a makeshift conference room, Mrs. Trump met with staff from New Hope, HHS and border patrol, asking several questions about the childrens welfare and asking that the children be reunited with their families as quickly as possible.ŽNew Hope staff reassured Mrs. Trump, who was accom-panied by Health and Human Services secretary Alex Azar, that the children are assessed for physical and mental health issues when they enter the facility and are often distraught. They attend school five days a week and have a variety of activities.We just have a tremen-dous passion for working with these children,Ž said program director Roy De La Cerda. We see them as our own.Ž President Trump had come under pressure to stop the practice of separating families, including from GOP allies and the first lady her-self, following a public outcry sparked by widespread images of children held in fence-like structures. Plans for a visit to a second facility where children housed in cages were seen by The Associated Press last week were canceled because of flooding.The trip was intended to lend support to some of the more than 2,300 children who remain separated from their parents, Grisham said. In addition to the meetings with staff and children, Mrs. Trump also was briefed on the childrens medical care by nursing staff.The president had insisted incorrectly that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because children cannot go to jail with adults who are being criminally pros-ecuted for crossing the border illegally. Trump had said only Congress could fix the prob-lem and he specifically pointed a finger at Democrats.He reversed course Wednesday by signing the order ending separations and keeping families together when they are in custody, at least for the next few weeks. The administrations zero-toleranceŽ policy of criminally prosecuting illegal border-crossers, which has led to the removal of some 2,300 chil-dren from their parents since May, remains.When asked Thursday if the first lady supports the policy, Grisham said, She supports that the law should be followed.ŽThe trip came together within the past 48 hours, Grisham said.She told her staff she wanted to go and we made that happen,Ž she said.President Trump spilled the beans about his wifes trip to the border before it was announced, telling reporters during a Cabinet meeting: My wife, our first lady, is down now at the border because it really both-ered her to be looking at this and seeing it, as it bothered me, as it bothered everybody at this table. Were all both-ered by it.ŽGrisham said that the first lady had the full backing of her husband. She told him I am headed down to Texas and he was supportive.ŽMrs. Trump, whose focus as first lady is on child wellbeing, appears to have been among those pushing her husband to act.Grisham released a statement last weekend saying the first lady hatesŽ to see children separated from their families and believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.ŽHours before Trump used his executive order to halt family separations, a White House official let it be known that Mrs. Trump had been voicing her opinion to the president for some time, including that he needed to help families stay together. The official refused to be identified discussing Trumps private conversations with his wife.Trump acknowledged Wednesday that the mother of his 12-year-old son, Barron, had been prodding him.My wife feels very strongly about it,Ž he told reporters after he signed the order.The pair of statements from the first lady amounted to an unusual public intervention by Mrs. Trump into a policy debate. Her four former living predecessors, seem-ingly encouraged after Laura Bush authored a scathing opinion piece, followed with sharper commentary of their own condemning the family separations as shameful.The last-minute trip to Texas marks the first public action by Mrs. Trump since she announced in May an initiative named Be BestŽ to focus on the overall wellbeing of children and help teach them kindness. She had been expected to travel to promote the campaign but was sidelined a week after the announcement following sur-gery to treat a benign kidney condition.First lady visits migrant childrenFirst lady Melania Trump visits the Upbring New Hope Children Center, run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South, Thursda y in McAllen, Texas. [ANDREW HARNIK/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]Melania Trump dons I really dont care, do u? jacket during visitMelania Trump went to Texas to show she cared about migrant children. Her fashion choice carried a baf” ing counter-message. The “ rst lady wore a green, hooded military jacket from Zara that read I really dont care, do u?Ž both as she departed and returned to Washington. The words were printed in white, in graf“ ti-style, on the jackets back. When asked what message the “ rst ladys jacket intended to send, spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said: Its a jacket. There was no hidden message. After todays important visit to Texas, I hope the media isnt going to choose to focus on her wardrobe.  Grisham underscored that message in a tweet with the hashtags #SheCares and #ItsJustAJacket. But President Donald Trump offered his own interpretation in a tweet, saying it refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!Ž Mrs. Trump changed into a pale yellow jacket before the plane landed in McAllen, Texas, for a visit to the Upbring New Hope Childrens Center, which houses 55 migrant children. The Associated Press IN BRIEF

PAGE 3 | Friday, June 22, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS By Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ A U.S. Supreme Court decision expanding the ability of states to pull in tax dollars from online purchases could have a signifi-cant impact in Florida.In a 5-4 ruling Thursday, the nations highest court upheld a South Dakota law that allowed the state to apply its sales tax to major online retailers, even if they had no physical presence in the state. The ruling reversed a 1992 court decision that held online retailers could only be required to collect and remit sales taxes if they had stores or some other nexusŽ in states.Brick-and-mortar retailers in Florida and other states have long complained that allowing some online retailers to evade sales taxes creates a competitive advantage for the remote sell-ers. Consumers were supposed to voluntarily pay sales taxes on remote purchases, although it rarely happened.In his majority opinion Thurs-day, Justice Anthony Kennedy cited the expansion of internet commerce since the courts 1992 decision, noting national mail-order sales totaled $180 billion at that point, compared to $453.5 billion in online sales in 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.(The prior decision) puts both local businesses and many interstate businesses with physical presence at a competitive disadvantage relative to remote sellers,Ž Kennedy wrote. Remote sellers can avoid the regulatory burdens of tax collection and can offer de facto lower prices caused by the widespread failure of consum-ers to pay the tax on their own.ŽIn a dissenting opinion citing the courts prior ruling, Chief Justice John Roberts said federal lawmakers, not the court, should decide whether to tax remote sales.Any alteration to those rules with the potential to disrupt the development of such a critical segment of the economy should be undertaken by Congress,Ž he wrote.The court decision was praised by Florida business groups.For years, online-only retailers have exploited this loophole that allows them not Internet tax ruling could be major for FloridaBy Linda CharltonCorrespondentCLERMONT … Plans for the new Clermont boat ramp were unveiled Tuesday night at a City Council workshop, and it was smooth sailing throughout, with no negative comments or contentious questions. The council still has to vote to approve the plans for what is known locally as the old Bell Ceramics site. City Manager Darren Gray expects that to happen at next week's regular council meeting. "We want to move forward with this as quickly and as efficiently as possible," Gray said during the workshop.Parking at the current Cler-mont boat ramp has been substantially compromised by ongoing construction of the Victory Pointe stormwater treatment system and the adjacent Triathlon Beach event area.A year ago, city officials had planned to build a replacement ramp on the west shore of Lake Minneola, in the Lake Hiawatha Preserve, and in December they actually voted to do that. But in April, in the wake of two lawsuits and an administrative appeal of the city's boat ramp permit, the council reversed its decision and voted to build the ramp at Bell Ceramics instead.The Bell site is at the east end of Waterfront Park. This time, as noted by both Gray and design engineer Duane Booth of Tavares-based BESH, Inc., Boat ramp plan sails forthCouncil member Diane Travis takes in the Bell Ceramics conceptual boat ramp plan, prior to Tuesdays council workshop in Clermont. [LINDA CHARLTON / CORRESPONDENT] By Mike SchneiderAssociated PressORLANDO „ Florida's busiest airport is becom-ing the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, including U.S. citizens, according to officials there.The expected announcement Thursday at Orlando International Airport alarms some privacy advocates who say there are no formal rules in place for handling data gleaned from the scans, nor formal guidelines on what should happen if a passenger is wrongly prevented from boarding.Airports in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York and Washington already use face scans for some depart-ing international flights, but they don't involve all inter-national travelers at the airports like the program's expansion in Orlando would. The image from the face scan is compared to a Depart-ment of Homeland Security biometric database that has images of people who should be on the flight, in order to verify the traveler's identity.U.S. citizens at these air-ports can opt out, but the agency "doesn't seem to be doing an adequate job letting Americans know they can opt out," said Harrison Rudolph, an associate at the Center on Privacy & Technology at the Georgetown University Law Center.U.S. citizens at the Orlando airport will be able Face scans for international travelers at Orlando airportClermont o cials signal approval of Bell Ceramics siteLADY LAKEReport: Man rear-ends cop car in stolen vehicleBryan Cardona-Rodri-guez learned a hard lesson Wednesday: If you're going to steal a car, you'd better know how to drive it.Police say the Dade City man stole a car from a gas station near an Orlandoarea attrac-tion but hit a car in Lees-burg, then plowed into the back of a patrol car in Lady Lake.According to an arrest report, Cardona-Rodriguez struck a Lady Lake police car on U.S. High-way 441 just after midnight Wednesday, pulled around the patrol car and sped off. Officers gave chase and finally stopped him near La Plaza Parkway. Cardona-Rodriguez reportedly apologized and went on to say that he was walking around Universal City Walk when he saw someone filling up the car at a nearby gas station. The car door was open, so he jumped in and took off. He kept driving until he ended up in Lady Lake.Officers confirmed the vehicle was stolen and discovered that it had also been involved in a hit-and-run in Leesburg on its way to Lady Lake. Cardona-Rodriguez, who is unemployed, was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding, grand theft auto and hit-and-run.BUSHNELLMan killed when car overturns in Bushnell Thursday morningA motorist was killed early Thursday when he lost control of his car on a curve and struck some traffic signs. The 1997 Mazda overturned and he was ejected.Devin Dubbs, 22, of Bushnell was going south on County Road 575 north of County Road 663 at 12:11 a.m. when the accident occurred, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.He was taken to Bayonet Point Hospital, where he died of his injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt.EUSTISTroopers seize vehicle in fatal hit-and-run on CR 44Florida Highway Patrol troopers have located a vehicle that may have been involved in the hitand-run death of a man pushing a bicycle on the side of County Road 44.The owner of the vehicle contacted FHP Wednesday after the body of Christo-pher Hayost, 38, of Eustis, was discovered off CR 44 near Sparrow Lane at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.Troopers went to the residence in Lake County and found a silver 2003 Ford Escape with frontend damage consistent with striking a pedestrian.Troopers seized the vehicle in hopes of retriev-ing evidence.Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact FHP at 407-737-2213 or Crime-Line at 1-800-423-TIPS. CardonaRodriguez By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA … The Mount Dora City Council plans to apply for about $18 million in low-interest loans to lay the groundwork for the Wolf Branch Innovation District, a massive planned unit development in the making for well over a decade.The loans would come from a State Revolving Funds program available to cities and govern-mental entities.Its something the state provides and its a nice pro-gram,Ž said Mount Dora Mayor Nick Girone. We have a lot of important projects that are going to cost a lot of money. We dont have the money in our budget, but instead of going out for bank financing on high-interest loans or special bonding, the state allows cities to apply for basically rock bottom low interest loans.ŽThe four projects Mount Dora hopes to fund will help prepare the 1,300 acres of the Wolf Branch Innovation Dis-trict for development.Multi-use residential, indus-trial and commercial zoning will be involved, and Mount Dora will provide water, sewer and reclaimed water.During a tour of the site last year, Interim Planning Direc-tor Vince Sandersfeld said the Wolf Branch development can be expected in about two years.While out there, City Manager Robin Hayes and Sandersfeld pointed out 20 acres of already cleared land donated to Lake-Sumter State College for a new campus and 192 multi-use apartments, town homes and condos going up around it.Before that kind of massive growth can happen, however, updates have to be made to city Mount Dora applying for $18 millionLow-interest loans will lay the groundwork for Wolf Branch Innovation District See LOAN, A4 See BOAT, A4 See TAXES, A4 See AIRPORT, A4


resigned to defeat, instead holding out hope that the compromise negotiated among the Republican House majority could sow the seeds for an eventual resolution.I actually think were advancing the cause even if something doesnt nec-essarily pass,Ž he said. I think were making advancements.ŽAnd they werent ready to give up.GOP lawmakers leaving a two-hour closed-door meeting said there were plans to add two provisions to the sweeping legislation to attract more backing.One would require employers to use an online system to verify the citizenship of their workers, which could attract conservatives. The other would make it easier for employers to retain migrant workers, which could bolster support from Republicans from agricultural regions. Legislation on those issues had been promised for July, but skeptical lawmakers wanted it done sooner.The turmoil among Republicans over the bill, hardened in recent days by heart-wrenching images from the crisis at the border „ with families separated and young immigrants kept in fenced holding areas „ showcased the limits of a go-it-alone GOP immigration strategy.Republicans have never been able to pass a big immigration overhaul on their own, despite talking about the issue for years. The potential collapse of their latest effort underscores the reality that it probably will require bipartisan consensus to find immigration solu-tions, even as Republicans control both Congress and the White House.Trump acknowledged as much. We need two to tango,Ž he said at the White House.His offhand comments, coming before votes were cast Thursday, hardly helped an already tenuous situation. Maybe he should invite Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to the White House, he suggested.We should be able to do a bill. Id invite them to come to the White House any time they want. This afternoon would be good,Ž Trump said. The Democratic leaders did not arrive.In fact, the Democrats showed no interest in helping the Republicans without fundamental changes to include their own priorities.It is not a compro-mise,Ž said House Minority Leader Pelosi. It may be a compromise with the devil, but it is not a compromise with the Democrats.ŽRather than help push the bill to the finish line, Trumps mixed messages reinforced his role as an unreliable partner for House Republicans in the immigration debate. First, he had distanced himself from the negotia-tions. Then, he interjected that he didnt like what they came up with. Then he reversed course and said he would back the compromise „ as well as a more conservative mea-sure that went down to defeat earlier Thursday. A4 Friday, June 22, 2018 | Funeral Services Gerald F. Harmon, age 78, of Tavares passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 of Alzheimers Disease. He was born January 15, 1940 in Portland, Maine to Frank and Helen (Smith) Harmon. He graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School and the University of Southern Maine. He worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine for 34 years, retiring to Florida in 1996, where he spent most of his days on his boat enjoying bass “shing. He is survived by his wife, Ann DiFiore Harmon; son, Steve (Mary BuckleyHarmon) Harmon; daughter, Johanna Harmon Palombo; and 4 grandchildren, Leah, Sophie, and Lucy Harmon, and Catherine Palombo. A reception will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Baytree Clubhouse at 1:00PM. Arrangements have been entrusted to Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, 226 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL 32778, (352)343-4444. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall at www. steversonhamlinhilbish. comGerald F. Harmon TodaysServices the city sought input from an advisory committee of local residents and boaters.Booth gave the presentation to the council. The Bell Ceramics concept has two double ramps and 116 trailer parking slots, com-pared with the one double ramp and 77 trailer parking slots that the current Cler-mont facility had before construction of Victory Pointe and Triathlon Beach started.Council member Heidi Briske questioned the sizing, noting that the orig-inal concept, as voted on in April, was to replace the facility with one of equal size. City Manager Gray and Capital Projects Man-ager James Kinzler pointed out that the extra parking … the "flex" parking off the west end of the paved oval of the boat launch facility … is an area that the city also plans to use for park-ing when there are major events at Waterfront Park.Booth pointed out that by putting the ramps and dock proper at the east end of the property, where the water is deepest, they min-imize dredging, and that by clearing vegetation from the dock and ramps only, the project should be easier to permit.Booth estimates that the Bell Ceramics boat ramp will cost about $500,000 less than the $1.9 million originally budgeted for the Lake Hiawatha Preserve boat ramp, because the Hiawatha site would have necessitated moving part of the area's only north-south road.Given the regional nature of the project, Gray said, the city may be able to get as much as half of thecost funded by outside sources. He specifically mentioned the Lake County Board of County Commissioners and the Lake County Water Authority. Council member Diane Travis asked Gray to get commitments for outside funding in writing as soon as possible, to help with the budgeting process.Travis also praised thecurrent design plan for the South Lake Trail. The trail now crosses East Avenue at the north end (closest to the lake), at what Travis has referred to in the past as Dead Man's Curve. As part of the discussion at the April council meeting, when the decision to move the ramp to Bell Ceramics was made, the trail was to extend up the hill from the lake and cross over at the Grand Highway intersec-tion, possibly with a traffic light. That decision upset many trail users who are handicapped and would have had problems with the hill, Travis said.The current plan is to leave the trail crossing where it is, but with a four-way stop, then to run the trail as tightly as possible on the south side of the boat trailer parking area, but with a buffer.Access to the boat launch facility will be from East Avenue. BOATFrom Page A3to opt out just like at the other airports if they don't want to provide their photograph, Jennifer Gabris, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in an email. However, a notice about a possible rule change for the program states that "U.S. citizens may be required to provide photographs upon entering or departing the United States."The Orlando announcement marks a step up in the scope of the face scan program, Rudolph said."We're not talking about one gate," he said. "We're talking about every international departure gate, which is a huge expansion of the number of people who will be scanned. Errors tend to go up as uses go up."Orlando International Airport had about 6 million international pas-sengers in the past year.Rudolph said he has concerns about the face scans' accuracy, since some research shows they are less accurate with racial minorities, women and children. Researchers say this is because photos used to train the face-scanning software underrepresent minorities, women and young people.Two U.S. senators last month sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, which is home to the border protection agency, urging that formal rules be implemented before the program is expanded."It will also ensure a full vetting of this potentially sweeping program that could impact every American leaving the country by airport," said the letter from U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass. and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. AIRPORTFrom Page A3to collect sales tax, which has given them an unfair competitive advantage over brick-and-mortar stores,Ž said James Miller, a spokesman for the Florida Retail Federa-tion. This decision finally levels that playing field, and I think thats all any business owner wants.ŽThe court decision could also be important in Florida because of the states heavy reliance on sales-tax revenue. Expected to generate more than $24 billion for the state government in the current fiscal year, the sales tax is the single largest source of funding for the state.Dominic Calabro, president of Florida TaxWatch, a business-oriented advocacy group, said the ability to apply the sales tax to more internet sales will keep the states tax structure in sync with the evolving economy.The taxpayers of Flor-ida really rely heavily on the sales tax. Youve got to have a modern sales tax, so we dont have to have any other kind of tax that people dont want,Ž Cal-abro said. So, by relying on a sales tax, you have to make sure its modern and up to date.Ž The exact impact of the ruling on Floridas sales tax collections is unknown but it could be significant.Last November, the federal Government Accountability Office estimated that states could have collected between $8.5 billion and $13.4 bil-lion in sales taxes in 2017 if they had expanded taxing authority. The estimate represented between 2 and 4 percent of total state and local sales tax collections in 2016, the analysts said.In testimony before the Florida House Ways & Means Committee in January 2017, analysts gave a rough estimate of $200 million in potential sales tax revenue result-ing from applying the tax to more remote sales.In Florida, the sales tax has been applied to a wider range of internet sales over the last few years. In 2014, Amazon, the largest online retailer, began col-lecting the tax in Florida after it opened a series of fulfillment centersŽ in the state. But the tax is not applied to thirdpartyŽ sales through the Amazon network.And according to the Supreme Court case, some large online retail-ers do not collect taxes on their remote sales. Way-fair Inc., an online retailer of home goods and furni-ture that challenged the South Dakota law, had more than $4.7 billion in net revenue in 2017, according to the opinion.But even with the courts decision, not all remote sales are likely to be taxed. The South Dakota law only applied the tax to online retailers that had at least $100,000 of annual sales in the state or 200 individual transactions.„ News Service Assignment Editor Tom Urban contributed to this report. TAXESFrom Page A3infrastructure and utilities, Girone said.On Tuesday, Mount Doras Utilities and Plant Operations Director Joe Grusauskas, along with Mike Scullion from BESH Inc. and Henry Thomas from PRMG, Inc. … engi-neers and mortgage group experts … detailed the proj-ects the $18 million will fund.Among the projects is $5.8 million to relocate existing water, sewer and reclaimed water pipes on US Highway 441 out of the current state right-of-ways to allow the road to be widened.FDOT says, You need to move your pipes so we can do what we need to do. Its the responsibility of the city and we have to pay for it but its well worth it to be ready for the growth thats about to happen on our east side,Ž Girone said Thurs-day. We cant grow if we dont have the pipes out there. Thats whats going to attract future businesses and residents.ŽThe city, as a joint economic development project with the County, will also take $8.4 million to extend utilities from Round Lake Road into the Innovation District at Wolf Branch Road and $4.7 mil-lion to update and refurbish its Waste Water Treatment Plant No. 1 and build a lift station to modernize the 40-year-old treatment process currently being used.In addition, it will take $2.7 million for the construction of pipes needed to hook into Apopkas reclaimed water facility plus a $550,000 state sus-tainability grant the state awarded to the city for the water project.Girone said the city will purchase reclaimed water from Apopka and supply them with potable water in the future.This project will bring up to 1-million gallons of beneficial reclaimed water to the City Utility to augment city supplies during high demand periods and the new Innovation area,Ž said Mount Dora Spokeswoman Lisa McDonald in an email.Looking ahead, Girone said money from impact and user fees the city will receive from the Innovation District population can be used to pay back or offset loan costs, maintain current projects and fund future projects.The City of Mount Dora wants to prepare for our future as growth into the city continues. These utility functions are important for us to establish the groundwork for what lies ahead for the city, our residents and the businesses,Ž McDonald said.Girone said the Wolf Branch Innovation District will bring many benefits to not only Lake County, but to the entire Orlando Met-ropolitan area.We are looking at the Innovation District from the stand point of Mount Dora first, but also recog-nizing that this is a regional system we have here,Ž Girone said. Volusia, Seminole, Orange and all our neighboring cities in Lake County; theyre all part of this.We want to make sure we do things that attract all the businesses and resi-dents we are expecting,Ž he added. LOANFrom Page A3Orlando International Airport. [FILE PHOTO] Council and staff study the new boat ramp plans, Tuesday evening in Clermont. [LINDA CHARLTON / CORRESPONDENT] CONGRESSFrom Page A1

PAGE 5 | Friday, June 22, 2018 A5toward denucleariza-tion in exchange for U.S. security guarantees.The positive feelings about the summit among Americans dont appear to have made a dent in Trumps overall approval rating, which stands at just 41 percent and has not significantly changed since March. As the poll was being conducted, Trump was embroiled in controversy over his administrations policy of separating children from their parents after border agents catch the families crossing into the U.S. illegally.Yet even people unhappy with Trump overall are willing to admire his efforts at detente with North Korea. Last September, Trump taunted Kim as Rocket ManŽ in a speech at the United Nations, during which he vowed to totally destroy North KoreaŽ if the U.S. was forced to defend itself or its allies. Last week, after meeting with Kim, he tweeted, there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.ŽI hate to give Donald Trump any credit, but the fact is he was able to sit down with the man and possibly get the volume of that threat turned down significantly,Ž said Susan Leo, 66, a retired minister from Santa Cruz, California, who supported Democrat Hillary Clinton for president.Still, she added, when she considers the big pic-ture, Trumps presidency is a nightmare. Theres absolutely no integrity in his life and in his presi-dency overall.ŽLeo isnt alone in having such split views of the president. While only 9 percent of Democrats and 37 percent of inde-pendents approve of how Trumps performance as president overall, 31 per-cent of Democrats and 53 percent of independents approve of his work with North Korea.Brain research supports that definition, and some imaging studies have suggested that excessive gaming might affect the brain in similar ways.Under a looser definition, addiction is considered a disease of extreme behavior. Any behavior carried to extreme that consumes you and keeps you from doing what you should be doing becomes an addiction as far as life is concerned,Ž said Dr. Walter Ling, a UCLA psychiatrist.In its widely used manual for diagnosing mental illness, the American Psychiatric Association calls excessive video gaming a conditionŽ but not a formal diagnosis or disease, and says more research is needed to determine if it qualifies as an addiction. Drugs and the brainCertain drugs including opioids and alcohol can over-activate the brains reward circuit. Thats the system that under normal circumstances is acti-vated when people engage in behaviors conducive to survivalŽ including eating and drinking water when thirsty, explained Dr. Andrew Saxon, chair-man of the associations addiction psychiatry council. The brain chem-ical dopamine regulates these behaviors, but nar-cotic drugs can flood the brain with dopamine, encouraging repeated use and making drug use more rewarding that healthy behaviors, Saxon said. Eventually increasing amounts are needed to get the same effect, and brain changes lead to an inabil-ity to control use. What about other substances?Caffeine is a stimulant and also activates the brains reward system, but to a much lesser degree than addictive drugs. The rewardŽ can make people feel more alert, and frequent users can develop mild withdrawal symptoms when they stop, including headaches and tiredness. Caffeine-containing chocolate may produce similar effects. Neither substance causes the kinds of life problems found in drug addiction, although some coffee drinkers develop a toler-ance to caffeine and need to drink more to get the same buzzŽ or sense of alertness. GAMINGFrom Page A1 KOREAFrom Page A1went into the garage to rob Behney. Behney was shot and killed during the attempted robbery. All three fled in a black Honda.On April 16, an Orlando police officer spotted the car and noticed that it had a stolen license plate. The car took off and six people bailed out and ran.Police found a stolen .45-caliber handgun in the car and sent it to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime lab, where analysts matched shell casings from the crime scene to the handgun. Investigators were also able to link the suspects to the car through a crime database. Police were also able to get informa-tion from some of the six people that bailed out of the car in Orlando, and that led to Burrows, police said.Behney, 58, of Denver, Pennsylvania, had been in the area for a few months. He liked to go to motorcy-cle parts swap meets and was planning to attend Bikefest in Leesburg.The owner of the garage, once used by a business, gave Behney permission to use the shop to fix his truck.Darrell Hatcher, Jr., a motorcycle enthusiast, told the Daily Commercial following the murder that he met Behney at the flea market in Fruitland Park. He was an honest guy,Ž he said.This was a crime of greed and opportunity,Ž said Fruitland Park Police Chief Michael Fewless. Scott Behney did not deserve this, and Fruitland Park will not tolerate it. My deep appreciation goes out to our investigators, officers and FDLE agents, along with the Lake County Sheriffs Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit who worked hard to find the persons responsible.ŽFDLE Orlando Special Agent in Charge Danny Banks said: In an effort to solve this horrific murder, FDLE and Fruitland Park Police Department worked long hours and followed through on many leads. We could not be satisfied until we found and arrested all of the parties involved.ŽBurrows and Mays are in the Lake County Jail, and Splunge is at the Orange County Detention Center.The case will be prosecuted by the State Attorneys Office out of Tavares.I anticipate an adult charge for Splunge,Ž Assistant State Attorney Hugh Bass said. MURDERFrom Page A1


A6 Friday, June 22, 2018 | BUSINESS 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 DJ JFMAM 2,720 2,760 2,800 S&P 500Close: 2,749.76 Change: -17.56 (-0.6%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 27,200 DJ JFMAM 24,400 24,920 25,440 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 24,461.70 Change: -196.10 (-0.8%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 887 Declined 1952 New Highs 77 New Lows 80 Vol. (in mil.) 3,272 Pvs. Volume 3,296 2,215 2,245 782 2075 141 53 NYSE NASDDOW 24639.21 24406.63 24461.70 -196.10 -0.80% -1.04% DOW Trans. 10893.42 10757.13 10826.84 -46.09 -0.42% +2.02% DOW Util. 694.10 686.79 690.62 +2.24 +0.33% -4.53% NYSE Comp. 12622.54 12539.83 12560.24 -88.50 -0.70% -1.94% NASDAQ 7803.45 7699.19 7712.95 -68.56 -0.88% +11.73% S&P 500 2769.28 2744.39 2749.76 -17.56 -0.63% +2.85% S&P 400 2001.51 1982.93 1987.34 -14.45 -0.72% +4.57% Wilshire 5000 29004.71 28730.31 28784.18 -240.72 -0.83% +3.56% Russell 2000 1708.02 1685.59 1688.95 -18.04 -1.06% +9.99% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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By contrast, the 30-year rate averaged 3.90 percent a year ago. By Marley JayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Car makers and technology and industrial companies fell Thursday as investors focused on the U.S.-China trade dispute, which could reduce company spend-ing and earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped for the eighth day in a row.While investors gener-ally dont expect a trade war between the U.S. and China, they remain sensitive to signs that rising tariffs and trade tensions will hurt the global economy and reduce corporate profits. This week theyve received some signs that this is happening. On Thursday German automaker Daimler said the tariffs China plans to put on cars imported from the U.S. will contribute to a small decline in earnings this year.The previous day, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the Fed has heard about businesses holding off on hiring and spend-ing in response to the trade conflicts. Kate Moore, global equity strategist for BlackRock, said that inves-tors have been hoping that the Republican-backed corporate tax cut would encourage companies to hire more workers, boost pay, and expand their oper-ations, but the uncertainty over tariffs is discouraging them from doing that.Theres a fear that rising uncertainty around trade and tariffs is going to significantly affect invest-ment decisions and hiring decisions, and potentially take some steam off of what has looked like a very strong expansion,Ž she said. Online retailers skidded and rivals such as department stores rose after the Supreme Court ruled that states can force more online shoppers to pay sales tax. Energy companies declined ahead of a meeting where OPEC countries and other nations are expected to increase oil production. Bond yields fell, and big dividend companies like real estate investment trusts and utilities made some of the biggest gains on Wall Street.The S&P 500 index slid 17.56 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,749.76. The Dow fell 196.10 points, or 0.8 percent, to 24,461.70. The index has fallen 3.4 percent over the last eight days. Its last losing streak this long was in March 2017. The Nasdaq composite lost 68.56 points, or 0.9 percent, to 7,712.95. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks declined 18.04 points, or 1.1 percent, to 1,688.95. The Nasdaq and Russell 2000 both closed at record highs Wednesday.US stocks skid as industrials, autos, tech trade lower A container is loaded onto a cargo ship at a port April 8 in Qingdao in east Chinas Shandong province. [CHINATOPIX VIA AP] By Paul WisemanThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars in Chinese products.Now, the world is punching back.The European Union is set Friday to slap tariffs on $3.4 billion in American products, from whiskey and motorcycles to peanuts and cranber-ries. India and Turkey have already targeted U.S. products, ranging from rice to autos to sunscreen.And the highest-stakes fight still looms: In two weeks, the United States is to start taxing $34 billion in Chinese goods. Beijing has vowed to immediately retaliate with its own tariffs on U.S. soybeans and other farm products in a direct shot at President Donald Trumps supporters in Americas heartland.The tit-for-tat con-flict between the United States and China „ the worlds two largest economies „ is poised to escalate from there. The rhetoric is already intensifying.We oppose the act of extreme pressure and blackmail by swinging the big stick of trade protec-tionism,Ž a spokesman for Chinas Commerce Ministry said Thursday. The U.S. is abusing the tariff methods and start-ing trade wars all around the world.ŽCecilia Malmstrom, the EUs trade commissioner, acknowledged that the EU had targeted some iconic American imports for tariffs, like Harley-Davidson motor-cycles and bourbon, to make noiseŽ and put pressure on U.S. leaders.John Murphy, a senior vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, estimates that $75 bil-lion in U.S. products will be subject to new foreign tariffs by the end of the first week of July.Weve never seen anything like this,Ž said Mary Lovely, a Syracuse University economist who studies international trade „ at least not since countries tried to wall themselves off from for-eign competition during the Great Depression.Those personally in the line of fire are among the most concerned.It will be a disaster,Ž said Nagesh Balesu, who owns the Salt Whisky Bar and Dining Room in London and expects the European Unions tariffs to add nearly $7 to the price of a bottle of Jack Daniels, which is imported from Tennessee. Its going to hit customers, thats for sure. How theyll take it, well have to wait and see.ŽAs painful as the brewing trade war could prove, many have seen it coming.Trump ran for the presidency on a vow to topple seven decades of American policy that had favored ever-freer trade among nations. He charged that a succes-sion of poorly negotiated accords „ including the North American Free Trade Agreement and the pact that admitted China into the World Trade Organization „ put American manufacturers at an unfair disadvantage and destroyed millions of U.S. factory jobs.He pledged to impose tariffs on imports from countries that Trump said had exploited the United States. Late last month, Trump proceeded to infuriate U.S. allies „ from the EU to Canada and Mexico by imposing tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum. The president justified the move by saying imported metals threatened Amer-icas national security „ a dubious justification that countries have used rarely because it can be so easily abused.And he is threatening to impose another national security-based tariff on imports of cars, trucks and auto parts.Trump has also started a trade fight with China over Beijings sharpelbowed efforts to overtake U.S. technolog-ical dominance. Chinas tactics range from forc-ing American companies to hand over technology in exchange for access to the Chinese market to outright cyber-theft.Opening punches

PAGE 7 | Friday, June 22, 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: Fax: 352-365-1951 With a stroke of his pen, President Donald Trump on Wednesday sought to undo the damage his administration has done to thousands of immigrant children „ and to itself. The executive order he signed aims to keep together families caught illegally entering the country at the southern border. Its a welcome reversal of a policy he and other administration officials previously had said they had no power to change „ which raises the question of why, if such an action was available, it wasnt employed sooner. Now its up to Congress to ensure that more is done. The Trump administrations zero toleranceŽ enforcement of U.S. immigration law has created worse problems than the one it was attempting to solve „ from humanitarian and political perspectives. Separating children from their parents, and keeping them confined for weeks in what amount to cages, is inhumane and an unacceptable price to pay for border security. Although this practice was conducted sparingly by previous administrations, under Trump it had been ramped up on an unprecedented scale. Before, U.S. policy was to intercept families at the border, then release them from custody with the promise they would appear for a court date to adjudicate their claims of asylum. Not surprisingly, many never showed up. This catch and releaseŽ made a mockery of immigration law. The Trump administration solution was to detain all illegal entrants at the border until their cases could be heard. However, the law and Supreme Court decisions mandated that the government place the children with other family members, in foster homes, or in temporary shelters until their parents are free to care for them again. The administrations zero toleranceŽ crackdown that began in April resulted in more than a thousand families being separated, overwhelming the system. The government lacked sufficient resources to swiftly adjudicate the cases and reunite the families, which forced thousands of children to be held apart for long periods in makeshift detainment facilities. The reports, sights and sounds of young children crying for their mothers and fathers are heartbreaking and intolerable. Yet, pain is exactly what the administration hoped would deter illegal border crossings, as well as compel Congress to produce comprehensive immigration reform legislation „ heavy on the enforcement aspects the president favors. Enough. Children should not be pawns in a political game, nor should they be made to suffer for their parents decisions to take unlawful actions to seek a better life. There are better options than having to choose between two bad policies, catch and releaseŽ and zero tolerance.Ž Trumps executive order ends the cruel separation of families, but more is needed statutorily. Legislation should be passed to prohibit separations unless there is risk of harm to the children, appropriate funds for new shelters to keep families together in one place,; hire more immigration judges and expedite the asylum process. Those are steps the Trump administration should have sought before it cracked down on the border and inflicted hardship on so many innocent children. Congress should act expeditiously. The Daytona Beach News-JournalANOTHER OPINIONA more humane border policy ANOTHER OPINION Solar panel tariffs are a huge step in the wrong direction Trumps tariffs on solar panels are a huge step in the wrong direction for a nation that needs to be leading the way in renewable energy. These tariffs need to be repealed and long term solutions devised. For instance, we should be looking into ways we can transform coal country into the hub for domestic renewable energy manufacturing. Incentivizing renewable energy industrial businesses to build factories in coal country and to hire, and train, the local community could go a long way to making us self sufficient for our renewable energy needs. It would also put our blighted coal country to work in good paying jobs with benefits and a healthy work environment. Tariffs are rarely the best answer to an issue and in this case simply investing in ourselves could kill two birds with one stone.Alan Harris, Clermont Dreamers need compassion, not amnesty When I read the front page article in Sunday's Daily Commercial ("GOP Risking Backlash on Immigration"), it once again reinforced my conclusion that so many people, and especially many of those idiots in Washington, have no concept of the definition of the term "amnesty." The legal definition of the word is: "The action of the government by which all persons or certain groups of persons who have committed a criminal offense, usually of a political nature, that threatens the sovereignty of the government, such as sedition or treason, are granted immunity from prosecution." So when people assert that "amnesty" is being proposed for those Dreamers who were brought to the United States as children; have served in our armed forces; have gone to school here; and have become taxpaying contributors to our society, those people are showing their own ignorance. For the most part, these Dreamers have never committed a criminal offense. Therefore, the term "amnesty" is totally inappropriate when used in the context of the Dreamers. If those most militant conservatives in Congress wish to deport tens of thousands of children who know no other homeland but the United States and who have committed no crimes threatening the sovereignty of the United States, then so be it. But, again, they are merely exhibiting their own ignorance and their total lack of the so-called Christian values that they supposedly adhere to. How hypocritical is that!Daniel J. Andrews, The Villages Force change, before it's too late Police beat, shoot and kill innocent people of color, and we do nothing.The Border Patrol and ICE separate families, taking children only a few years old away from their mothers seeking asylum in the United States, leaving them terrified and helpless. And we do nothing.People use assault rifles, military weapons of mass destruction, to mow down school children and people at concerts, races, nightclubs and theaters. And we do nothing.Voices of outrage and sympathy are temporarily raised. Then what happens? Nothing! We are supposed to be democracy, at least for the time being, and yet we let our government get away with so much that we, as a country, don't stand for in principle. We are still fortunate enough to have a vote in this country. If we dont use it to force the changes we want, we may not have that luxury much longer.Barbara Salsitz, ClermontLETTERS TO THE EDITORWith the World Cup underway in Russia, the host country is naturally enjoying a lot of international attention. Conspicuously absent from that coverage, however, are Moscow's many transgressions since it won the bid in 2010 to host. The Russia of 2018 probably wouldn't even get the chance. Russia won the bid on June 8, 2010, three days before the World Cup kicked off in South Africa. Back then, things were different. U.S.Russia relations weren't great, but they weren't terrible, either. It was a year after then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to "reset" relations with Russia. (That was a miserable failure, by the way.) In the eight years since, Russia's offenses have accumulated, to say the least. To start, Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014 while the Sochi Winter Olympics provided a distraction. This harkens back to August 2008, when Russia invaded Georgia during the Beijing Summer Olympics. Today, Russia occupies 20 percent of Georgian territory and continues to annex it, bit by bit. In addition to annexing Crimea in 2014, Russia instigated a war in Donbas, Ukraine. Now four years later, the war continues, having claimed more than 10,000 lives. Moscow still backs pro-Russian separatists, sustaining the conflict in doing so. A year later, in 2015, Russia decided to support Syrian President Bashar Assad, and launched air strikes in his country. Reviving the Syrian civil war (already four years old at this point) began a more long-term conflict among Russia, Syria and the United States. Moscow's bombing campaign has proven particularly destructive. It has killed thousands of innocent Syrian citizens; destroyed medical facilities; and levelled houses, businesses, and hospitals. In 2016, the U.S. held its presidential election, in which Russia largely interfered. The interference was massive, and quite unique „ a double threat. It manifested itself through Facebook ads designed to create a rift in American society. In addition, pro-Trump and anti-Clinton news stories were broadcasted across Russia. This year in the U.S. primary elections, special counsel Robert Mueller has proven that Russia is interfering once again. To add insult to past injury, Russia struck Ukraine in 2017 in another capacity „ cybercrime. The calamitous cyberattack, NotPetya, was part of Russia's effort to destabilize Ukraine even further than in the past. Billions of dollars of damage ensued, and the entire globe suffered. Then this year, Russia committed a crime against the United Kingdom, and relations with both the U.K. and U.S. deteriorated. In March, a former Russian double agent and his daughter were poisoned with Novichok, a Soviet-era nerve agent. Evidence proved Russia responsible for the attack. Because the attacks were a threat to U.K. sovereignty, the U.S. and more than 20 European Union allies, including the U.K., expelled more than 100 Russian diplomats from their borders. Russia also has persecuted opposition figures within its own borders. These persecutions range from the Polonium poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, to the blatant murder of Boris Nemtsov, to the multiple imprisonments of Aleksei Navalny. Moscow will do whatever necessary to rid itself of these and many other foes of the Kremlin. Circumstances on the domestic front have also changed much since 2010. For one, the Russian people have suffered under the Putin regime, whether they realize it or not. Putin and his cronies steal more from Russians' paychecks each year for their personal use, exhibited in their superfluous and ostentatious estates and palaces. Additionally, the pursuit of democracy is under constant threat. Elections are rigged. Bribes and ballot-stuffing are prevalent, and Putin allows no true opposition candidates to run against him. Russia has also dealt with the Olympics doping scandal this past year, which resulted in its eligible athletes being forced to compete under the neutral Olympics flag, rather than the Russian flag. Much has changed since 2010. If the decision for Russia to host the World Cup had been made this past year, FIFA likely would not have granted it the honor. Russia needs to change its actions for the better „ for the sake of its own citizens, as well as many others around the globe. Alexis Mrachek is a researcher in Russian and Eurasian issues in the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation.ANOTHER OPINIONHow Russia has regressed since winning its World Cup bid OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250


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PAGE 9 | Friday, June 22, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comThe Leesburg Lightning are completely out of hand right now. It's almost like they've forgotten how to lose. Just three weeks into the Florida Collegiate Summer League season, the Lightning are trying to run away and hide from the rest of the league. Following a 17-11 loss in its season opener, which seemed like an ominous start at the time, Leesburg has since rattled off 11 consecutive wins. The streak is a franchise record, eclipsing the previous mark of 10 straight wins by the 2012 team. That group finished with a league-best 26-15 mark, but lost 10-7 to DeLand in the FCSL Championship game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Leesburg has an 11-1 record and leads second place Winter Park by five games. At this point, the Lightning have turned the FCSL into their own personal playground, while the rest of the league is playing for postseason seeding. Of course, its way too early to make that kind of boast. But that's the buzz around Pat Thomas Stadium-Buddy Lowe Field nowadays. Each game during the winning streak has been more like a fresh canvas, with a different player every night painting the finishing brushstrokes on a new masterpiece. The ballpark has been transformed into a theater of sorts, with many games possessing a suspenseful, almost cinematic, feel to them. The Lightning have been masters of illusion, seeming doomed and destined for defeat heading into their final at bats in three games during the streak. Each time, however, they rallied or broke a tie, including a pair of walk-off wins. They've taken advantage of unforced fielding faux pas to scratch out runs and have forced opposing defenses into countless errors by creating pressure points on the basepaths. With each win, the rest of the league gets smaller in the Lightnings rearview mirror. However, before the Lightning Nation gets too carried away, lets remember this is baseball. Anything can happen.Lightning just keep nding ways to win Frank Jolley By Mauricio SavareseThe Associated PressSARANSK, Russia „ With nagging injuries, heavy mark-ing from opponents and some simply uninspired play, the top stars of the 2018 World Cup have struggled to deliver on the impossible expectations they carried into the tournament, with one promi-nent Portuguese exception.Aside from Cristiano Ron-aldo, who has all four of Portugals goals in its two games, many of the biggest names are off to a shaky start.No one has had rougher treatment from the opposition than the worlds priciest player, Neymar. During Bra-zils opening 1-1 draw with Switzerland, the 26-yearold was fouled 10 times, the highest number on a single player in a single match since the 1998 World Cup, when Englands Alan Shearer took 11 challenges against Tunisia.Overall, Switzerland fouled Brazil 19 times with little intervention from the referee, and it worked „ especially on Neymar. Brazilians suggested their opponents were too vio-lent; Swiss midfielder Gelson Fernandes thinks Neymar has another problem.He just falls too much,Ž Fernandes said after the game in Rostov-on-Don. Out of these 10, only seven or eight were fouls. We have to stop their star, and he is the star.ŽNeymar felt the effects of the Swiss strategy long after Sundays match ended, limp-ing out of training Tuesday as he continues to recover from a foot injury he picked up before the tournament. He trained Wednesday and was confirmed as a starter for the match against Costa Rica on Friday.Superstar Lionel Messi did face heavy marking too, but Several top stars struggling in RussiaArgentinas Lionel Messi, right, leaves the pitch as Croatias Sime Vrsaljko celebrates his teams 3-0 victory Thursday in Novgorod, Russia. [PAVEL GOLOVKIN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] The Associated PressNIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia „ Lionel Messis frus-trating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentinas worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years.With Diego Maradona watching from the stands, the 2014 runners-up were routed by Croatia 3-0 Thursday. The Croats are moving on to the round of 16.Messi got off only one shot in a defeat that pushed Argentina to the brink of elimination. Messi, who turns 31 on Sunday, has never won a major title with Argentinas senior national team despite of decade of championships with Barcelona and five player of the year awards. He is our captain, he leads the team and we quite simply couldnt pass to him,Ž Argen-tina coach Jorge Sampaoli said. We work to give Leo the ball, but the opponent also works hard to prevent him from getting the ball.ŽMessi also missed a penalty kick in his teams opening 1-1 draw against Iceland.Argentina, hurt by the poor play of goalkeeper Willy Caballero on Thursday, had not lost by such a large margin in the first round since a 6-1 defeat to Czechoslovakia in 1958. Caballero gained the Croatia routs Argentina, advances at World Cup Argentinas Lionel Messi reacts during the group D match against Croatia at the World Cup, Thursday at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Croatia won 3-0. [PETR DAVID JOSEK/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]See RUSSIA, B3 See WORLD CUP, B3 See JOLLEY, B3By Brian MahoneyAP Basketball WriterNEW YORK „ Deandre Ayton became the first No. 1 Sun and Luka Doncic was traded only a day after arriv-ing in the U.S.The Atlanta Hawks swapped the rights to Doncic, the No. 3 pick from Slovenia, to Atlanta for Trae Young, the No. 5 selection from Oklahoma in on Thurs-day night in the NBA draft.The Mavericks also gave up a future first-round pick to draft Doncic, who only arrived in New York on Wednesday after helping Spain's Real Madrid win its league championship after he won Euroleague MVP and Final Four MVP honors when they won that title this year.His lengthy European season kept him from work-ing out for teams but he knew the Mavericks liked him."I've been talking to Dallas a lot. They really wanted me, and they were very, very nice," the 19-year-old said. "They were very nice to me, and I think we had a very good relationship."The Hawks will get perhaps the most exciting player in college basketball last season, the first player to lead the nation in scoring and assists in the same Magic snag BambaOrlando takes 7-footer from Texas; Ayton No. 1 to PhoenixTexas Mohamed Bamba, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked sixth overall by the Orlando Magic dur ing the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday. [AP PHOTO/KEVIN HAGEN] See NBA, B3


B2 Friday, June 22, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TV AUTO RACING 5:55 a.m. ESPNU „ Formula One, French Grand Prix, practice, at Le Castellet, France 9:55 a.m. ESPNU „ Formula One, French Grand Prix, practice, at Le Castellet, France 2:30 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Toyota/Save Mart 350, practice, at Sonoma, Calif. 5:30 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Toyota/Save Mart 350, “ nal practice, at Sonoma, Calif. 7:30 p.m. FS2 „ NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200, “ nal practice, at Madison, Ill. 9 p.m. FS2 „ ARCA Series, PapaNicholas Coffee 150, at Madison, Ill. BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. FS1 „ Big3, Week 1 games, at Houston BOXING 10 p.m. SHO „ Claressa Shields vs. Hanna Gabriels, for vacant IBF/WBA womens middleweight title; Christina Hammer vs. Tori Nelson, Hammers WBC/ WBO womens middleweight title, at Detroit COLLEGE BASEBALL 3 p.m. ESPN „ NCAA World Series, Game 11, Mississippi St. vs. Oregon St., at Omaha, Neb. 8 p.m. ESPN „ NCAA World Series, Game 12, Arkansas vs. Florida-Texas Tech winner, at Omaha, Neb. CFL FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ Winnipeg at Montreal GOLF 5:30 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, BMW International Open, second round, at Pulheim, Germany 9:30 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, BMW International Open, second round, at Pulheim, Germany 12:30 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, American Family Insurance Championship, “ rst round, at Madison, Wis. 3:30 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Travelers Championship, second round, at Cromwell, Conn. 6:30 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, “ rst round, at Rogers, Ark. 11 p.m. GOLF „ Asian & Korean Tours, Kolon Korea Open, third round, at Cheonan, South Korea HORSE RACING 8:30 a.m. NBCSN „ Royal Ascot, Coronation Stakes and Commonwealth Cup, at Ascot, England MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. SUN „ N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay MLB „ Regional coverage, L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Mets OR Philadelphia at Washington 8:30 p.m. FS-Florida „ Miami at Colorado NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN „ 2018 NHL Draft, Round 1, at Dallas SOCCER 8 a.m. FS1 „ FIFA World Cup, Group stage: Group E, Brazil vs. Costa Rica, at St. Petersburg, Russia 11 a.m. FOX „ FIFA World Cup, Group stage: Group D, Nigeria vs. Iceland, at Volgograd, Russia 2 p.m. FOX „ FIFA World Cup, Group stage: Group E, Serbia vs. Switzerland, at Kaliningrad, Russia TRACK & FIELD 11 p.m. NBCSN „ USATF, Outdoor Championships, at Des Moines, Iowa (same-day tape) WNBA BASKETBALL 10 p.m. ESPN2 „ New York at Las Vegas SPORTS BRIEFS FCSL STANDINGS TEAM W L .PCT GB Leesburg 11 1 .917 „ 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 Wednesdays games DeLand at Leesburg, postponed, rain, will be played June 27 Winter Garden at Seminole, postponed Winter Park at Sanford, postponed Thursdays games Leesburg at Winter Park, postponed Winter Garden at DeLand Seminole at Sanford Tonights games DeLand at Winter Garden, 6 p.m. Winter Park at Leesburg, 7 p.m. Seminole at Sanford, 7 p.m. Saturdays games Leesburg at Winter Park, 7 p.m. Sanford at Seminole, 7 p.m. Winter Garden at DeLand, 7 p.m. 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 tieSaturdays 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.Sundays GamesPortland at Atlanta United FC, 4:30 p.m. Toronto FC at New York City FC, 5 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 10 0 3 33 25 11 Seattle 5 2 4 19 13 8 Orlando 5 3 4 19 19 15 Portland 4 4 4 16 16 17 Chicago 3 3 7 16 17 17 Utah 3 3 5 14 9 9 Houston 3 4 5 14 13 17 Washington 2 7 4 10 10 17 Sky Blue FC 0 9 2 2 8 19 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Todays GamePortland at Houston, 8:30 p.m.Saturdays GamesNorth Carolina at Seattle, 4 p.m. Orlando at Washington, 7 p.m. Utah at Chicago, 8 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 2, Lost 0, Tied 3)Sunday, Jan. 28 United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 „ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 „ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 „ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 „ vs. Brazil at East Rutherford, N.J. (tentative) Tuesday, Sept. 11 „ vs. Mexico at Nashville, Tenn., 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London (tentative) Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy (tentative)FIFA WORLD CUPAll times EasternFIRST ROUNDGROUP A W T L GF GA Pts x-Russia 2 0 0 8 1 6 x-Uruguay 2 0 0 2 0 6 Egypt 0 0 2 1 4 0 Saudi Arabia 0 0 2 0 6 0 3 points for win, 1 for tie; x-advanced to second round June 14 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Russia 5, Saudi Arabia 0 June 15 At Ekaterinburg, Russia Uruguay 1, Egypt 0 June 19 At St. Petersburg, Russia Russia 3, Egypt 1 Wednesday At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Uruguay 1, Saudi Arabia 0 Monday 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 Portugal 1 1 0 4 3 4 Spain 1 1 0 4 3 4 Iran 1 0 1 1 1 3 Morocco 0 0 2 0 2 0 June 15 At St. Petersburg, Russia Iran 1, Morocco 0 At Sochi, Russia Portugal 3, Spain 3, tie Wednesday At Moscow (Luzhniki) Portugal 1, Morocco 0 At Kazan, Russia Spain 1, Iran 0 Monday 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 x-France 2 0 0 3 1 6 Denmark 1 1 0 2 1 4 Australia 0 1 1 2 3 1 Peru 0 0 2 0 2 0 June 16 At Kazan, Russia France 2, Australia 1 At Saransk, Russia Denmark 1, Peru 0 Thursday At Samara, Russia Denmark 1, Australia 1, tie At Ekaterinburg, Russia France 1, Peru 0 Tuesday 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 x-Croatia 2 0 0 5 0 6 Iceland 0 1 0 1 1 1 Argentina 0 1 1 1 4 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 Croatia 3, Argentina 0TodayAt 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 Today 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 June 18 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 June 18 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 June 19 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.SECOND ROUNDSaturday, June 30 through Tuesday, July 3QUARTERFINALSFriday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 GOLF EUROPEAN TOURBMW INTERNATIONAL OPENThursdays leaders at Golf Club Gut Larchenof, Cologne, Germany Purse: $2.31 million. Yardage: 7,229; Par: 72 (36-36)First RoundSebastien Gros, France 32-36„68 Scott Jamieson, Scotland 33-36„69 Jorge Campillo, Spain 34-35„69 Aaron Rai, England 34-35„69 Henric Sturehed, Sweden 33-36„69 David Howell, England 34-36„70 Victor Perez, France 37-33„70 Christoffer Blomstrand, Sweden 34-36„70 Nicolai von Dellingshausen, Germany 34-36„70 Nico Geyger, Chile 36-34„70 Mark Tullo, Chile 37-33„70 Adrian Otaegui, Spain 35-36„71 Ernie Els, South Africa 35-36„71 Andres Romero, Argentina 36-35„71 Scott Hend, Australia 38-33„71 Julien Quesne, France 36-35„71 Nacho Elvira, Spain 37-34„71 Maximilian Kieffer, Germany 34-37„71 Mikko Korhonen, Finland 37-34„71 Andy Sullivan, England 35-36„71 Thomas Detry, Belgium 33-38„71 Wade Ormsby, Australia 36-35„71AlsoMartin Kaymer, Germany 36-36„72 Daniel Im, United States 36-37„73 Sergio Garcia, Spain 37-36„73 David Lipsky, United States 37-37„74 Tommy Fleetwood, England 38-36„74 Paul Peterson, United States 36-39„75 Seungsu Han, United States 36-39„75 Julian Suri, United States 37-38„75 Chase Koepka, United States 38-37„75 Jose Maria Olazabal, Spain 42-40„82UPCOMING TOURNAMENTSAll times EasternPGA TOUR TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Cromwell, Conn. Course: TPC River Highlands. Yardage: 6,841. Par: 70. Purse: $7 million. Winners share: $1.26 million. Television: Today, 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 „ Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth „ 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 „ Spieths 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 “ eld includes nine players who have won majors over the last six years „ 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 “ 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: LPGA TOUR WALMART NW ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Rogers, Ark. Course: Pinnacle CC. Yardage: 6,331. Par: 71. Purse: $2 million. Winners share: $300,000. Television: Today, 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 “ 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 “ eld in Arkansas. Next week: KPMG Womens PGA Championship. Online: PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Madison, Wis. Course: University Ridge GC. Yardage: 7,056. Par: 72. Purse: $2 million. Winners share: $300,000. Television: Today, 12:30-3 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 5-7 p.m. (Golf Channel-Tape Delay). Defending champion: Fred Couples. Last tournament: Tom Lehman won the Principal Charity Classic. Schwab Cup leader: Bernhard Langer. Notes: Couples is playing for the “ rst time on the PGA Tour Champions since the season opener in Hawaii in January. ... The only other tournament he played this year was the Masters, where the 58-year-old tied for 38th, one shot behind Phil Mickelson. ... Steve Stricker is the host of the event that brought golf back to Wisconsin on a regular basis after the Greater Milwaukee Open went away. ... Kirk Triplett won the inaugural event two years ago. ... Langer is eligible for the British Open next month at Carnoustie from having won the Senior British Open last year. ... Davis Love III is in the “ eld and playing the PGA Tour Champions for only the second time this year, mainly out of support for Stricker. Loves other event was a tie for 13th at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge. ... Stricker is at No. 4 on the money list with $806,235 in “ ve tournaments. He is No. 130 in the FedEx Cup on the PGA Tour $549,838 in eight events. Next week: U.S. Senior Open. Online: WEB.COM TOUR AIR CAPITAL CLASSICSite: Wichita, Kan. Course: Crestview CC. Yardage: 6,926. Par: 70. Purse: $625,000. Winners share: $112,500. Television: None. Defending champion: Aaron Wise. Last tournament: Chase Wright won the RustOleum Championship. Money leader: Sungjae Im. Next week: Lincoln Land Charity Championship. Online: ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Chicago -135 at Cincinnati +125 Arizona -115 at Pittsburgh +105 at Washington -138 Philadelphia +128 Los Angeles -149 at New York +139 at Milwaukee -110 St. Louis +100 at Colorado -200 Miami +180 at San Francisco -135 San Diego +125American Leagueat Chicago (1st) Off Oakland Off at Chicago (2nd) Off Oakland Off New York -161 at Tampa Bay +151 at Boston -150 Seattle +140 at Cleveland -190 Detroit +175 at Houston -300 Kansas City +270 at Minnesota -126 Texas +116 at Los Angeles -130 Toronto +120Interleagueat Atlanta -195 Baltimore +180 Updated Odds Available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLCOMMISSIONERS OFFICE „ Suspended Miami RHP Dan Straily “ ve games and Miami manager Don Mattingly one game for Straily intentionally throwing a pitch at San Francisco C Buster Posey while warnings were in place for both teams.American LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Optioned OF Joey Rickard to Norfolk (IL). Assigned INF Pedro Alvarez outright to Norfolk. Reinstated OF Colby Rasmus from the 60-day DL. Sent RHP Chris Tillman to Aberdeen (NYP) for a rehab assignment. Transferred LHP Richard Bleier to the 60-day DL. BOSTON RED SOX „ Signed 3B Brandon Howlett, C Elih Marrero, OFs Caleb Ramsey and Nick Decker and RHPs Kevin Biondic, Yusniel Padron-Artiles, Connor Berry and Ryan Fernandez to minor league contracts. CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Signed OF Ruben Cardenas to a minor league contract. DETROIT TIGERS „ Signed LHP Tarik Skubal and RHP Maddux Conger to minor league contracts. LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Recalled OF Michael Hermosillo from Salt Lake City (PCL). NEW YORK YANKEES „ Placed RHP A.J. Cole on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Reinstated RHP Luis Cessa from the 10-day DL. Signed OF Alex Junior, 2B Kyle Gray and RHP Sean Boyle to minor league contracts. TEXAS RANGERS „ Optioned RHP Ricardo Rodriguez to Round Rock (PCL). Signed LHP Erne Valdes and RHPs Tyler Cohen and Francis Ventura to minor league contracts.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Optioned RHP Matt Koch to Reno (PCL). Recalled RHP Jake Barrett from Reno. Signed C Nick Dalesandro to a minor league contract. ATLANTA BRAVES „ Assigned LHP Luis Avilan and RHPs Jaye Chapman, J.J. Hoover and Todd Redmond to Gwinnett (IL) and LHP Sean Gilmartin and OF Stefan Gartrell to minor league camp. CHICAGO CUBS „ Signed 1B Tyler Durna, OF Jimmy Herron, SSs Nico Hoerner and Jake Slaughter and RHPs Cam Sanders, Derek Casey and Zach Mort to minor league contracts. CINCINNATI REDS „ Placed OF Scott Schebler on the bereavement list. Optioned LHP Wandy Peralta to Louisville (IL). Released C Tony Cruz. Recalled OF Phillip Ervin from Louisville. Selected the contract of LHP Kyle Crockett from Louisville. COLORADO ROCKIES „ Optioned INF Ryan McMahon to Albuquerque (PCL). Recalled RHP Yency Almonte from Albuquerque. LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Optioned C Kyle Farmer to Oklahoma City (PCL). Signed C Aaron Ackerman and OF Jon Littell to minor league contracts. MIAMI MARLINS „ Signed SS Luke Jarvis and RHPs Jackson Rose, Joe Strzelecki, Jake Norton, Tyler Jones, Zach Wolf, Eli Villalobos and Zack Leban to minor league contracts. MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Sent RHP Zach Davies to Colorado Springs (PCL) for a rehab assignment. NEW YORK METS „ Optioned RHP Hansel Robles to Las Vegas (PCL). Recalled RHP Chris Flexen from Las Vegas. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Placed RHP Michael Wacha on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP John Gant from Memphis (PCL). SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Placed RHP Bryan Mitchell on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Reinstated LHP Joey Lucchesi from the 10-day DL. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS „ Optioned INF Kelby Tomlinson to Sacramento (PCL). Reinstated INF Brandon Crawford from the paternity list.American AssociationST. PAUL SAINTS „ Released RHP/INF Dan Johnson. Signed INF Anthony Phillips. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES „ Claimed INF Mitch Glasser off waivers from Gary SouthShore.Can-Am LeagueNEW JERSEY JACKALS „ Signed RHP Tyler Levine. ROCKLAND BOULDERS „ Released RHP Trey Haley and RHP Ryan Deemes. Signed LHP Ari Kaufman. SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS „ Signed OF Connor Crane.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCINCINNATI BENGALS „ Signed DE Sam Hubbard and LB Malik Jefferson to four-year contracts.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueNEW YORK ISLANDERS „ Named Barry Trotz coach.ECHLREADING ROYALS „ Agreed to terms with F Adam Schmidt on a one-year contract.OLYMPIC SPORTSU.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD „ Named Mark Schneider chief technology of“ cer. USA GYMNASTICS „ Elected Ivana Hong, Steve Legendre, Dylan Maurer, Kittia Carpenter, Justin Spring, Stefanie Korepin, Kevin White, Lois Bingham, Kathryn Carson, Karen Golz, Brent Lang, David Rudd, Staci Slaughter, Julie Springwater and Kimberly Till to the board of directors. Named Golz chair, Rudd vice chair/secretary and Korepin treasurer.SOCCERNational Womens Soccer LeagueWASHINGTON SPIRIT „ Waived M/F Yanara Aedo.COLLEGESINTERCOLLEGIATE TENNIS ASSOCIATION „ Named Caroline Eberhart championships coordinator and tournament administrator. CALIFORNIA „ Announced junior WR Demetris Robertson is leaving school. GEORGIA SOUTHERN „ Named Jon Cremins assistant mens basketball coach. NEW JERSEY CITY „ Named Pat Devaney womens basketball coach. STOCKTON „ Named Devin Jefferson womens basketball coach. TENNESSEE TECH „ Promoted assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator Justin Holmes to head coach. WINTHROP „ Named Becca Acevedo assistant womens volleyball coach. WISCONSIN „ Announced sophomore mens basketball C Owen Hamilton is transferring from Northern Illinois. TENNIS ATP WORLD TOURGERRY WEBER OPENThursday at Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany Purse: $2.3 million (WT500); Surface: Grass-OutdoorMens Singles Second RoundMatthew Ebden, Australia, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber (6), Germany, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Borna Coric, Croatia, def. Nikoloz Basilashvili, Georgia, 6-4, 6-2. Roger Federer (1), Switzerland, def. Benoit Paire, France, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7). Andreas Seppi, Italy, def. Florian Mayer, Germany, 6-2, 6-4.Mens Doubles Quarter“ nalsLukasz Kubot, Poland, and Marcelo Melo (1), Brazil, def. Max Mirnyi, Belarus, and Philipp Oswald, Austria, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 10-4. Nikola Mektic, Croatia, and Alexander Peya (2), Austria, def. Dominic Inglot, Britain, and Franko Skugor, Croatia, 6-3, 6-3. Alexander and Mischa Zverev, Germany, def. Tim Puetz and Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, 6-3, 4-6, 10-3. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, and Rajeev Ram (4), United States, def. Marcel Granollers, Spain, and Robin Haase, Netherlands, 7-5, 7-5.FEVER-TREE CHAMPIONSHIPSThursday at The Queens Club, London Purse: $2.3 million (WT500); Surface: Grass-OutdoorMens Singles Second RoundFeliciano Lopez, Spain, def. Milos Raonic, Canada, wal kover. Nick Kyrgios, Australia, def. Kyle Edmund (7), Britain, 7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), 6-3. Novak Djokovic, Serbia, def. Grigor Dimitrov (2), Bulgaria, 6-4, 6-1. Adrian Mannarino, France, def. Julien Benneteau, France, 7-6 (4), 6-3.Mens Doubles Quarter“ nalsJamie Murray, Britain, and Bruno Soares (4), Brazil, def. Marcus Daniell, New Zealand, and Wesley Koolhof, Netherlands, 6-3, 6-7 (2), 10-7. Kyle Edmund and Neal Skupski, Britain, def. Lleyton Hewitt and Nick Kyrgios, Australia, 6-1, 6-4. Henri Kontinen, Finland, and John Peers (2), Australia, def. Mike Bryan and Jack Sock, United States, 6-3, 6-4.WTA TOURMALLORCA OPENThursday at Tennis Club Santa Ponsa, Mallorca, Spain Purse: $226,750 (Intl.); Surface: Grass-OutdoorWomens Singles Second RoundAlison Riske, United States, def. Polona Hercog, Slovenia, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. Ajla Tomljanovic, Australia, def. Rebecca Peterson, Sweden, 6-3, 6-3. Antonia Lottner, Germany, def. Anastasija Sevastova (3), Latvia, 1-6, 6-3, 6-1. Lucie Safarova (7), Czech Republic, def. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 6-3, 6-4.Womens Doubles Quarter“ nalsLesley Kerkhove, Netherlands, and Lidziya Marozava, Belarus, def. Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine, and Anastasia Rodionova (2), Australia, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 10-5. Andreja Klepac, Slovenia, and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (1), Spain, def. Alicja Rosolska, Poland, and Abigail Spears, United States, 6-3, 6-1.NATURE VALLEY CLASSICThursday at Edgbaston Priory Club, Birmingham, England Purse: $936,128 (Premier); Surface: Grass-OutdoorWomens Singles Second RoundPetra Kvitova (4), Czech Republic, def. Daria Gavrilova, Australia, 6-2, 6-2. Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic, def. Garbine Muguruza (1), Spain, 6-2, 6-4. Julia Goerges, Germany, def. Ashleigh Barty (5), Australia, 7-6 (6), 6-3. Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, def. Daria Kasatkina (6), Russia, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.Womens Doubles Quarter“ nalsTimea Babos, Hungary, and Kristina Mladenovic (1), France, def. Vania King, United States, and Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia, 6-4, 7-5. Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova (4), Czech Republic, def. Katie Boulter and Heather Watson, Britain, 6-2, 6-0. 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 „ Arkansas 11, Texas 5 Game 4 „ Texas Tech 6, Florida 3June 18Game 5 „ Oregon State 14, Washington 5, Washington eliminated Game 6 „ North Carolina vs. Mississippi State, ppd.June 19Mississippi State 12, North Carolina 2 Game 7 „ Florida 6, Texas 1, Texas eliminated Game 8 „ Arkansas vs. Texas Tech, ppd.WednesdayGame 8 „ Arkansas 7, Texas Tech 4 Game 9 „ Oregon State 11, North Carolina 6, North Carolina eliminatedThursdayGame 10 „ Florida (48-20) vs. Texas Tech (45-19), lateTodayGame 11 „ Mississippi State (39-27) vs. Oregon State (51-11-1), 3 p.m. Game 12 „ Arkansas (46-19) vs. Game 10 winner, 8 p.m.Saturdayx-Game 13 „ Mississippi State vs. Oregon State, 3 or 8 p.m. x-Game 14 „ Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 8 p.m.CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-3; x-if necessary)Monday: Pairings TBD, 7 p.m. Tuesday: Pairings TBD, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 27: Pairings TBD, 7 p.m.STORRS, CONN.UConn: Ollie “ red for impermissible contactThe University of Connecticut fired mens basketball coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper training sessions and improper contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen, according to documents released by the school. The violations are laid out in more than 1,300 pages of emails, transcripts and contracts given to The Associated Press and other media organizations who filed Freedom of Information requests with the school after Ollie was fired in March. They were released this week after UConn President Susan Herbst upheld the firing decision, a process that now heads to arbitration. The NCAA is investigat-ing UConn for potential violations, but has not issued a finding.NEW YORKSerena: Young boys need domestic abuse educationSerena Williams says the conversation about stopping domes-tic abuse shouldnt just center around women, but men as well. The tennis superstar says education about domestic abuse should start when men are young boys. I think expanding the conversation to men and expanding the conversation to young boys, its so important,Ž she said in an interview on Wednesday. This is a human rights issue. We should all be treated the same. We should be treated equal. With domestic abuse, it doesnt care what color you are, what background youre from,Ž she continued. The Associated Press

PAGE 11 | Friday, June 22, 2018 B3Certainly, the Lightning are going to lose a game probably several before the season comes to an end. In fact, theyll probably have to find a way to snap a losing streak or two before season wraps up in about five weeks. Its the nature of the game. The Lightning will not play at a .917 winning percentage all season, as they have through their first 12 games. This isnt football and basketball. Even the best teams in baseball win only about 60 percent of the time. Of course, there are exceptions the 1998 New York Yankees won at a .704 clip, while the 1973 New York Mets had a .509 winning percentage but thats about the norm. In the FCSL, that equates to 18 losses over a complete 45-game schedule. Leesburg would have to go 16-17 the rest of the way to finish with a .600 winning percentage (27-18). That would be the second best regular-season record in team history, behind the 29-12 mark in 2011. But, after this blistering start, would that be a disappointing finish? Hope not. Its not easy to do what this years team has already accomplished. Players come together a couple of days before the season begins and have to begin the process of becoming a team. Oftentimes, that can take weeks or even the better part of the season. For this group, however, that seems to have taken just a matter of days. And the scary part at least, for the rest of the league? Leesburg hasnt played many perfect games. The pitching, for one, hasnt been entirely dominant, and the defense has booted away some seemingly certain outs. There have been baserunning blunders and a few poor at bats in crucial situations. Its already been a special season for players and fans. Of course, theres still a long way to go, and many in the Lightning Nation will say a record in June means little if the season doesnt end with a championship in August. Right now, the Lightning have to be considered the favorites to win the Whiting Cup the FCSL championship trophy for the third time in franchise history and the first time since 2009. Every other team looks like distant runners-up. All the Lightning have to do is keep winning. Theyve gotten that down to a science. JOLLEYFrom Page B1 season. Otherwise, the top of the draft was domi-nated by big men, starting with a pair of former high school teammates. The Suns stayed close to home to make the 7-foot-1 Ayton the first No. 1 pick in franchise history. The center from Arizona aver-aged 20.1 points and 11.6 rebounds in his lone season in Tucson, tying for the national lead with 24 dou-ble-doubles in 35 games.He joined Mychal Thompson father of Golden State All-Star Klay Thompson in 1978 as the only players from the Baha-mas to be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Having my name called to be the first pick for the Phoenix Suns was mindblowing, Ayton said. Having all that confidence and leading up to that point when I saw Adam Silver came out, I was just wait-ing for my name, and when he called it, my mind went blank.The Sacramento Kings followed by taking Marvin Bagley III, the Duke big man who played with Ayton at Hillcrest Prep Academy in Phoenix in 2015-16.With Jaren Jackson Jr. going fourth to Memphis, Texas center Mo Bamba going No. 6 to Orlando and Wendell Carter Jr. following to Chicago, it was an early run of big men in whats increasingly become a perimeter-based league.Then it was another guard with Alabamas Collin Sexton going at No. 8 to Cleveland, triggering chants of Michael Porter Jr.s name by Knicks fans who hoped they would take him with the No. 9 pick. But they ended up disappointed as New York went with Kentuckys Kevin Knox.With concerns over back problems that limited him to only three games at Missouri last season, Porter ended up falling all the way to Denver at No. 14, the last lottery position. NBAFrom Page B12018 draft prospects pose for a picture before the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday. [AP PHOTO/KEVIN HAGEN] he also had two unin-spired performances for Argentina, which is now on the verge of early elimination after a 3-0 defeat against Croatia.Throughout the matches against Iceland and Croatia, disciplined defenders and midfield-ers stopped Messi from making his famous runs and getting one-on-one chances.Against Iceland, Messi saw his penalty spot kick saved by goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson, and the game ended 1-1.Against Croatia, he crumbled with the rest of the team, which now desperately needs to beat Nigeria in the last round of group stage to have a chance of advancing to the next phase.Messi is human, Aguero said after the Iceland match. Some-times things happen for a reason. We need to be with him. This was a bad day, but he can decide a match at any given moment. Hope he is better against Croatia.Croatia was taking note.You cant stop him with one player, you have to defend like a team. You saw that with Iceland, defender Dejan Lovren said ahead of the Argentina clash late Thursday.Egypt striker Mohamed Salah set a Premier League scor-ing record for Liverpool and held all the hopes for a deep run by the Pharaohs in their return to the World Cup, until he injured his shoulder playing for Liverpool in the Champions League final in a clash with Real Madrids Sergio Ramos, of Spain.Salah sat out the opening 1-0 loss to Uruguay in Yekaterinburg, with coach Hector Cuper hoping to have him fit for Egypts second match, against Russia.He made his World Cup debut in St. Peters-burg and scored from the penalty spot, but only after the hosts led by three goals, and his mobility was clearly affected. He barely touched the ball in the first half and avoided physical contact with Russian defenders during the entire game, and Egypt was eliminated with one match left to play.Ronaldo isnt entirely alone in starting strong. Diego Costa has three of Spains four goals, Harry Kane has both of Englands, and Luka Modric scored one goal and set up the other in Croatias 2-0 win over Nigeria.And theres plenty of time for others to turn things around. Kylian Mbappe, the 19-year-old striker at the center of the second-most expensive transfer in history, managed just one chance in Frances 2-1 win over Australia in Kazan, but scored Thursday against Peru in front of an empty net. His famous runs and dribbles, however, were blocked by Australias physical game.Its early, and the tournament has seen plenty of stellar play from lesser-known players, but many of the star scorers have work to do. RUSSIAFrom Page B1starting role because No. 1 keeper Sergio Romero injured his knee last month in the run-up to the tournament.We have to swallow the poison, Argentina midfielder Javier Masch-erano said. The game says it all.Argentina, which has not missed making the second round since 2002, has not been eliminated. But the two-time champi-ons need to win their next match against Nigeria on Tuesday, as well as get help from other matches.Thursdays humiliating loss came in humiliating fashion for one of soccers most storied nations.Caballero mangled a clearance and kicked the ball toward Croatia defender Ante Rebic, who one-timed it into the net in the 53rd minute.Caballero buried his face in his hands while a giant television screen showed Maradona doing the same.After they scored on us, we were emotionally broken, Sampaoli said. I had a lot of hope. I am extremely hurt by this defeat, but I probably didnt understand the match the way I should have.And it got worse as Argentina crumbled, frustrated by the Croatian defense. Modric scored with a hooking shot in the 80th and Ivan Rakitic added the third in stop-page time.Croatia frustrated Argentina throughout the match and never gave Messi space to operate.Argentina wasnt confused. We were excellent, Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said. We beat a great Argentina with the best player in the world playing, Messi.Croatia, which reached the 1998 World Cup semifinals but has not advanced past the group stage since then, will face Iceland on Tuesday in Rostov-on-Don.Lets keep our feet firmly on the ground and prepare for the next matches, said Modric, the man of the match. We should be focused on what awaits. Every next game is going to be more difficult, but our main objective has been reached. It looks easy, but it was not that easy.Argentina won the World Cup in 1978 and 1986 the last with Maradona as the star player but has not won any major title in 25 years. The Argentines also lost in the last two Copa America finals. WORLD CUPFrom Page B1


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RedSox9,Twins2: RickPorcelloallowedonehitinseveninnings,Mookie BettsandAndrewBenintendihomeredandBostontoppedMinnesotatoavoid aseriessweep.XanderBogaertshadtwoRBIsfortheRedSox,whohada season-high16hits,and“nished6-4onaroadtripthroughBaltimore,Seattle andMinnesota. Rockies6,Mets4: NolanArenadohomeredforthethirdstraightgameand drovein“verunsasColoradogotpastNewYork.Arenadoalsodoubledto backanotherstrongoutingfromKyleFreeland(7-6).Freelandhaspitchedat leastsixinningsin10ofhislast11startsandhasemergedastheteamsmost reliablestarter. OaklandatChicagoWhiteSox,ppd. LATE BaltimoreatWashington TorontoatL.A.Angels ArizonaatPittsburgh ChicagoCubsatCincinnati St.LouisatMilwaukee SanDiegoatSanFranciscoTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA PhiladelphiaE”in(R)4-23.435-33-018.21.93 WashingtonRoark(R)7:05p3-73.875-91-116.05.06 ArizonaCorbin(L)6-33.398-71-117.25.09 PittsburghNova(R)7:05p4-54.427-62-117.03.18 ChicagoQuintana(L)6-54.069-50-116.23.24 CincinnatiCastillo(R)7:10p4-85.776-90-315.26.89 LosAngelesWood(L)2-54.227-71-112.16.57 NewYorkWheeler(R)7:10p2-54.824-90-118.23.86 St.LouisFlaherty(R)3-22.665-41-116.12.76 MilwaukeeGuerra(R)8:10p3-52.896-70-217.13.63 MiamiChen(L)2-35.915-51-014.25.52 ColoradoGray(R)8:40p6-75.896-91-116.06.75 SanDiegoRichard(L)6-64.318-73-020.02.70 SanFran.Stratton(R)10:15p8-44.2211-41-117.03.18AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA DetroitFiers(R)5-34.099-41-018.03.00 ClevelandBieber(R)7:10p1-03.972-01-011.13.97 NewYorkSabathia(L)4-23.307-62-120.12.21 TampaBayStanek(R)7:10p1-12.212-40-05.00.00 SeattleLeBlanc(L)3-02.637-22-016.22.70 BostonWright(R)7:10p2-11.232-11-120.20.44 OaklandBassitt(R)0-22.450-20-211.02.45 ChicagoShields(R)8:10p2-84.635-101-219.05.21 KansasCityDuffy(L)3-75.554-111-118.05.00 HoustonKeuchel(L)8:10p4-84.157-81-117.06.35 TexasMinor(L)4-45.356-70-118.04.50 MinnesotaRomero(R)8:10p3-24.175-41-015.04.20 TorontoEstrada(R)4-64.667-72-018.21.45 LosAngelesLamb(L)10:07p0-03.600-10-05.03.60INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA BaltimoreCobb(R)2-97.142-101-216.28.10 AtlantaNewcomb(L)7:35p8-22.709-52-117.12.60 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. VSOPP-Pitchersrecordversusthisopponent. THISDATEINBASEBALLJUNE21 1916: RubeFosteroftheRedSoxpitcheda2-0no-hitter againsttheNewYorkYankees.Fosterstruckoutthree andwalkedthreeandpitchedthe“rstno-hitterat FenwayPark. 1941: LeftyGroves20-gameconsecutivewinstreak atFenwayParkendedwitha13-9losstotheSt.Louis Browns.ThestreakspannedfromMay3,1938,toMay 12,1941. 1956: Inararedoubleone-hitter,ChicagosJackHarshmanoutdueledConnieJohnsonandGeorgeZuverinkof BaltimoreastheWhiteSoxbeattheOrioles1-0. 1970: DetroitTigersshortstopCesarGutierrezhad sevenhitsinseventimesatbatina9-8,12-inning victoryovertheClevelandIndians.Gutierrezhadsix singlesandadouble. 2000: EricChavezhitforthecycleinOaklands10-3win overBaltimore.Chavezdoubledinthesecondinning, singledinthefourth,tripledinthe“fthand“nishedoff thecyclewithahomerintheseventh. 2002: LuisCastillosingledinthethirdinningtoextend hishittingstreakto35games,tyingTyCobbandtwo othersforthe10th-longeststreakinbaseballhistory. 2005: TheNewYorkYankeesscored13runsinthe eighthinning,sending16batterstotheplate,tohelp overcomeanearlyeight-runde“citanddefeatTampa Bay20-11. 2006: JoseReyeshitforthecycleintheNewYorkMets 6-5losstoCincinnati. 2009: St.LouisTonyLaRussajoinedConnieMack (3,831)andJohnMcGraw(2,763)astheonlymanagers with2,500victoriesfollowinga12-5winoverKansas City. S TATISTICALLEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Trout,LosAngeles,60;Lindor,Cleveland,56; Springer,Houston,56;Betts,Boston,55;Rosario,Minnesota,52;Segura,Seattle,52;Benintendi,Boston,51; Ramirez,Cleveland,50;Altuve,Houston,49;Judge,New Y ork,49. RBI: Martinez,Boston,55;Haniger,Seattle,54;Machado,Baltimore,53;Ramirez,Cleveland,50;KDavis, Oakland,49;Escobar,Minnesota,48;Judge,NewYork, 48;Moustakas,KansasCity,48;Trout,LosAngeles,48; 5tiedat47. HITS: Altuve,Houston,105;Segura,Seattle,99;Cast ellanos,Detroit,89;Rosario,Minnesota,89;Lindor, Cleveland,86;Trout,LosAngeles,86;AJones,Baltimore,85;Machado,Baltimore,84;Martinez,Boston,84; 2tiedat82. DOUBLES: Escobar,Minnesota,32;Abreu,Chicago,27; Andujar,NewYork,23;Lindor,Cleveland,23;Bregman, Houston,22;Castellanos,Detroit,22;Merri“eld,Kansas City,22;Pillar,Toronto,22;Segura,Seattle,21;4tiedat 20. T RIPLES: Sanchez,Chicago,8;Benintendi,Boston,5; Hernandez,Toronto,5;JJones,Detroit,4;Profar,Texas, 4;Smith,TampaBay,4;9tiedat3. HOMERUNS: Trout,LosAngeles,23;Martinez,Boston, 22;Ramirez,Cleveland,22;KDavis,Oakland,20;Betts, Boston,18;Cruz,Seattle,18;Gallo,Texas,18;Judge, NewYork,18;Machado,Baltimore,18;Stanton,New Y ork,18. S TOLENBASES: Gordon,Seattle,19;Merri“eld,Kansas City,16;DeShields,Texas,15;Anderson,Chicago, 14;Betts,Boston,14;RDavis,Cleveland,14;Segura, Seattle,14;Smith,TampaBay,13;Trout,LosAngeles, 13;2tiedat12. PITCHING: Kluber,Cleveland,11-3;Severino,NewYork, 10-2;Happ,Toronto,9-3;Morton,Houston,9-1;Rodriguez,Boston,9-1;Snell,TampaBay,9-4;Verlander, Houston,9-2;5tiedat8. ERA: Verlander,Houston,1.60;Severino,NewYork, 2.09;Kluber,Cleveland,2.10;Snell,TampaBay,2.48; Bauer,Cleveland,2.50;Cole,Houston,2.59;Sale, Boston,2.74;Morton,Houston,2.74;Skaggs,LosAngeles,2.81;Clevinger,Cleveland,3.00. S TRIKEOUTS: Sale,Boston,140;Cole,Houston,138;Verlander,Houston,130;Bauer,Cleveland,129;Severino, NewYork,118;Paxton,Seattle,115;Kluber,Cleveland, 113;Morton,Houston,109;Snell,TampaBay,103;Happ, T oronto,102. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,56;Pham,St.Louis,54; Albies,Atlanta,53;Goldschmidt,Arizona,51;Hernandez,Philadelphia,51;Arenado,Colorado,49;Freeman, Atlanta,47;Yelich,Milwaukee,47;CTaylor,LosAngeles,46;Cain,Milwaukee,45. RBI: Story,Colorado,56;Suarez,Cincinnati,54;Gennett, Cincinnati,50;Freeman,Atlanta,49;Rizzo,Chicago, 48;Arenado,Colorado,46;Baez,Chicago,46;Aguilar, Milwaukee,45;Shaw,Milwaukee,45;3tiedat44. HITS: Freeman,Atlanta,93;Markakis,Atlanta,93; Gennett,Cincinnati,90;Anderson,Miami,85;Arenado, Colorado,81;Herrera,Philadelphia,81;Castro,Miami, 79;4tiedat78. DOUBLES: Albies,Atlanta,23;Hosmer,SanDiego,21; Markakis,Atlanta,21;Anderson,Miami,20;Bryant, Chicago,20;Freeman,Atlanta,20;McCutchen,San Francisco,20;Carpenter,St.Louis,19;Castro,Miami, 19;Rendon,Washington,19. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,7;CTaylor,LosAngeles,7; Baez,Chicago,6;Nimmo,NewYork,5;7tiedat4. HOMERUNS: Harper,Washington,19;Albies,Atlanta, 16;Goldschmidt,Arizona,16;Story,Colorado,16; Villanueva,SanDiego,16;Arenado,Colorado,15; Desmond,Colorado,15;Freeman,Atlanta,15;Suarez, Cincinnati,15;6tiedat14. STOLENBASES: MTaylor,Washington,21;Inciarte, Atlanta,20;Turner,Washington,20;Cain,Milwaukee, 15;Baez,Chicago,13;Hamilton,Cincinnati,13;SMarte, Pittsburgh,13;Dyson,Arizona,12;Jankowski,San Diego,12;2tiedat10. PITCHING: Scherzer,Washington,10-3;Lester,Chicago,9-2;Newcomb,Atlanta,8-2;Nola,Philadelphia, 8-2;Stratton,SanFrancisco,8-4;Wacha,St.Louis,8-2; Godley,Arizona,7-5;Mikolas,St.Louis,7-2;Suter,Milwaukee,7-4;12tiedat6. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.51;Scherzer,Washington,2.06;Lester,Chicago,2.10;Foltynewicz,Atlanta, 2.17;Nola,Philadelphia,2.55;Mikolas,St.Louis,2.69; Newcomb,Atlanta,2.70;Gonzalez,Washington,3.08; Chacin,Milwaukee,3.18;Wacha,St.Louis,3.20. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,152;deGrom,New York,120;Corbin,Arizona,117;Gray,Colorado,100; Velasquez,Philadelphia,97;Greinke,Arizona,95;Strasburg,Washington,95;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,94;Nola, Philadelphia,94;Pivetta,Philadelphia,94.WEDNESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Cleveland12,ChicagoWhiteSox0 N.Y.Yankees7,Seattle5 Houston5,TampaBay1 Minnesota4,Boston1 Texas3,KansasCity2 NationalLeague MilwaukeeatPittsburgh,ppd. Philadelphia4,St.Louis3 ChicagoCubs4,L.A.Dodgers0 SanFrancisco6,Miami5 Colorado10,N.Y.Mets8 Interleague Cincinnati5,Detroit3 Toronto5,Atlanta4 Oakland12,SanDiego4 Baltimore3,Washington0 SATURDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague OaklandatChicagoWhiteSox,2:10p.m. TexasatMinnesota,2:10p.m. N.Y.YankeesatTampaBay,4:10p.m. DetroitatCleveland,6:10p.m. KansasCityatHouston,7:15p.m. SeattleatBoston,7:15p.m. TorontoatL.A.Angels,9:07p.m. NationalLeague MiamiatColorado,3:10p.m. ArizonaatPittsburgh,4:05p.m. PhiladelphiaatWashington,4:05p.m. SanDiegoatSanFrancisco,4:05p.m. ChicagoCubsatCincinnati,4:10p.m. St.LouisatMilwaukee,4:10p.m. L.A.DodgersatN.Y.Mets,7:15p.m. Interleague BaltimoreatAtlanta,4:10p.m.BASEBALLCALENDARJULY2: Internationalamateursigning periodopens. JULY6: Lastdaytosignforamateur draftpickssubjecttodeadline. JULY17: All-StarGame,Washington. JULY29: HallofFameinductions, Cooperstown,N.Y. JULY31: Lastdaytotradeaplayer withoutsecuringwaivers. OCT.2-3: Wild-cardgames. DEC.10-13: Winter meetings,LasVegas. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. AltuveHou7630349105.347 BettsBos562155573.340 TroutLAA742576086.335 SeguraSea712965299.334 RosarioMin702785289.320 MDuffyTB582302073.317 BrantleyCle622543880.315 JMartinezBos712694684.312 SimmonsLAA632313472.312 JayKC592382873.307 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. GennettCin712683790.336 FFreemanAtl732804793.332 AlmoraChC662103868.324 MarkakisAtl732884493.323 KempLAD712273273.322 BCrawfordSF702483178.315 ArenadoCol682584981.314 MartinezStL662463277.313 BeltSF582103564.305 ParraCol662172966.304 ThroughJune20

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PAGE 17 | Friday, June 22, 2018 C1 DRIVETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Powered by Q: We have a 2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited. It wasnt long after we purchased it, it developed the following problem: When I wanted to go into smart cruise control, it would refuse and indicate that SCC (smart cruise control) conditions are not met. The difficult part of this is that this would happen intermittently. The dealership checked it out numerous times over the past two to three years to no avail. Then they brought in a top engineer to check it out. They said he made full alignment of the system, and the problem still happens. They cannot replicate the problem. It seems this is the only Hyundai with this problem. The problem arises no matter what the weather, and, yes, the car is clean. It is in the garage most of the time. It has over 23,000 miles. Any ideas? „Roy A.A: Your smart cruise control system employs a radar sensor and smart integration between the powertrain, braking and other control modules to adapt to traffic ahead and maintain a safe following distance relative to the speed youve requested. The list of possible disabling conditions is lengthy, with a dirty, misaligned, or faulty radar unit included. Heres a question for you: When the SCC system is unavailable, are you able to engage the basic cruise control instead (press and hold the distanceŽ button for two seconds)? If so, this would rule out about 90 percent of the items on the list. As with all intermittent problems, carefully detailing the conditions present at the time of symptom is essential. Having a passenger record a phone video of an unsuccessful smart cruise control engagement attempt, narrated with appropriate comments would solidify your concern (car companies prefer this word over complaint) and help you pressure Hyundais customer service folks to get that engineer back on it, and perhaps replace the integrated radar/ SCC control unit. Seeking a repair attempt as soon as possible after a failure provides the best chance of holding any stored diagnostic trouble codes in memory. I searched for applicable service bulletins and cast a wide net for similar concerns but came up empty. This appears to be a unique problem. Turn up the heat with that video!Q: My red battery indicator has begun to light up at certain times. What could cause this? „Dave W.A: Depending on the vehicle, there could be several possible causes for this; usually its because the alternator is not supplying sufficient energy for vehicle use and battery state of charge. Alternator is a term used for a vehicles belt-driven electrical generating device; it converts the engines mechanical energy into electrical energy. With the engine off and cool, try grabbing and rotating the alternators pulley against the stationary drive belt. If you can slip the UNDER THE HOODUse cellphone video to document tricky mechanical issues Brad Bergholdt By G. Chambers Williams IIITribune News ServiceThe compact Ioniq Hybrid, introduced last year to be Hyundais direct competitor to the popular Toyota Prius, entered its second year for 2018, with a starting price of $22,200 (plus $885 freight) for the base Blue model, and it ranges as high as $27,550 for the top-of-the-line Limited.In between is the SEL model for $24,000. And all new for 2018 is the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, which can go up to nearly 30 miles on battery power alone before recharging, but also can continue in gasoline mode as well.Also available is the Ioniq Electric, which starts at $29,500, and is powered by battery only. The Ioniq Electric has a range between charges of about 124 miles, but the lithium-ion battery can be recharged to at least 80 percent of full charge in about 23 minutes, using a Level 3 fast charger.With these variants, Hyundai became the first automaker to introduce the same vehicle in three electric configurations: a conventional hybrid; a plug-in hybrid that gives owners both a regular hybrid setup and an EV drive mode; and a pure EV version similar to the Nissan Leaf and Chevro-let Bolt. The electric model is available at dealerships in California, or only by spe-cial order at dealers outside California.The first version to arrive was the Ioniq Hybrid, which has a maximum EPA fueleconomy rating of 58 mpg „ better than the most-fuel-efficient Prius. Thats for the base Blue model; our tester, the Hybrid Limited, has a rating of 55 mpg city/54 highway/55 combined.With the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrids range of more than 29 miles on a full charge, Hyundai says owners who have short daily commutes might not need to buy gaso-line very often. The gasoline engine kicks in when the bat-tery gets low, or the driver switches to SportŽ driving mode.For this report, we tested the Ioniq Hybrid Limited, which, like the SEL model, has the slightly lower EPA ratings than the Blue model. The Blue version is rated 59 mpg city/57 highway/58 combined. (In comparison, the base Prius is rated 54/50/52.)Outside, the Ioniq Hybrid is similar to the regular Prius, including having the two glass panels in the rear liftgate „ the larger one on top, and a smaller one under-neath. As with the Prius, the Ioniq seats up to five people. Its an inch shorter and two inches wider than the Prius, but has five cubic feet more interior space overall.Another key difference is that the Ionic Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid come with a six-speed double-clutch automatic transmission, while the Prius comes only with a continuously variable automatic.Having a conventional transmission gives the Ioniq a more-conventional and sportier driving experience than the Prius, particularly when the gearshift lever is pushed to the left to engage the Sport mode.That raises the shift points, keeps the gasoline engine on full-time, and allows for spirited driving. When quick pickup for pass-ing is necessary, the Sport A sporty alternativeHyundais 2018 Ioniq Hybrid gives consumers a competitor to the PriusThe 2018 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid entered its second year for 2018, with a starting price of $22,200 (plus $885 freight) for the base Blue model, and it ranges as high as $27,550 for the top-of-the-line Limited. [HYUNDAI / TNS] The package: Compact, “ ve-door, “ ve-passenger, four-cylinder gasoline/electric motor, front-wheel-drive hybrid sedan. Highlights: All new for 2017, the Ioniq Hybrid is similar to the Toyota Prius, but with a roomier interior, better fuel economy, lower starting price, and a conventional automatic transmission instead of a continuously variable automatic. It will also come in pure electric and plug-in hybrid con“ gurations. Negatives: Back seat a tight “ t for three people (common in this segment). Engine/powertrain: 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder Atkinson cycle gasoline engine with 32-kw electric motor. Transmission: Six-speed double-clutch automatic. Power/torque: 104 HP./109 foot-pounds (1.4-liter); 43 HP./125 foot-pounds (electric motor); 139 total system horsepower. Length: 176 inches. Curb weight range: 2,996-3,172 pounds. Brakes, front/rear: Disc/disc, antilock. Trunk volume: 26.5 cubic feet. Air bags: Front; drivers front knee; front seat-mounted side; roof-mounted side-curtain for both rows. Electronic stability control: Standard. Fuel capacity/type: 11.9 gallons/unleaded regular. EPA fuel economy: 59 mpg city/57 highway/58 combined (base); 55/54/55 (SEL, Limited grades). Major competitors: Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, Kia Forte, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus, Subaru Impreza. Base price range: $22,200-$27,550, plus $885 freight. Price as tested: $31,560, including freight and options (Hybrid Limited, Ultimate Package). On the Road rating: 9.2 (of a possible 10).2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid By Larry PrintzTribune News ServiceSAN DIEGO „ Sometimes you feel that as good as life is, it can always better. Its like eating a hamburger and realizing that it would have been tastier with melted cheese on it. But then you look at the person seated near you eating a bologna sandwich and realize that things could always be worse.Its not unlike traveling abroad.As nice as it is to experience different countries, upon returning, you feel lucky to live in America. Because, for example, if you live in Brazil and want to buy the new Nissan Kicks, youll find its a pricey premium vehicle, something its not in the United States. Here, the new 2018 Kicks is an amazing value that starts at $17,995. Offered in ascend-ing S, SV and SR models, this vehicle is filled with features that, for the money, make it a great value, like a 60 per-cent off sale at Macys.Importantly, every Kicks gets Automatic Emergency Braking, which brakes the car if it senses a collision is imminent. Bluetooth, three USB ports, a rearview monitor, keyless entry, push button start, roof rails and automatic headlights are also standard. Opt for the SV and you get Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, 17-inch aluminumalloy wheels, body color heated outside mirrors and outside door handles, rear tonneau cover, automatic climate control, seven-inch driver display, SiriusXM satellite radio, and remote engine start. SR models get additional LED light-ing, fog lights, special trim, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a monitor that gives a 360-degree view around the vehicle. It also gives you access to the Premium Package, which includes a Bose eight-speaker audio system, heated front seats and a security system.And its wrapped in a wardrobe that looks modern without seeming goofy, like the late Nissan Juke. The cars side sculpting gives the car a deceptively long look. Its seems sporty yet urbane, even though it wears the latest in Nissan design hallmarks, including the floating roof and V-Motion grille. And it comes in seven colors and five two-tone color combinations.Climb inside and youll find the seats are firm and oddly bolstered but supportive. The tall seating The 2018 Nissan Kicks proves how lucky we are to be Americans Base prices: $17,990-$ Engine: 1.6-liter DOHC four-cylinder Horsepower: 125 Torque: 115 pound-feet EPA fuel economy (city/ highway): 31/36 mpg Wheelbase: 103.1 inches Length: 169.1 inches Cargo capacity: 25.3-53.1 cubic feet Curb weight: 2,672 pounds Ground clearance: 7 inches2018 Nissan KicksThe Nissan Color Studio is all about style, color and personalization. The all-new 2018 Nissan Kicks, with its roots tracing back to Nissans Rio de Janeiro design studios Kicks Concept car, is also all about style, color and personalization. Its only natural that the two get together with the launch of the new Kicks Color Studio. [NISSAN/TNS] See DOCUMENT, C2 See HYUNDAI, C2 See NISSAN, C2


C2 Friday, June 22, 2018 | DIDYOUKNOW PoweredByDominosnewPavingForPizza initiativewillworkwithU.S.cities to“xpotholes. AUTOMOTIVE AUTOBITS5beststatesfor summerroadtripsHereishowthetop5listfor bestsummerroadtripstates shakesout,accordingto Oregon…60.50 Nevada…59.35 Utah…59.22 NorthCarolina…56.08 Minnesota…55.59 Oregon… TheNorthweststate getsatop5rankingforits roadconditionsandsafety. Itsrankedsecondbestforfun andscenicattractions. Nevada… Beforeyouscoff, thereissomuchmoreto NevadathanLasVegas.The scenerycanbestunning.The stateranksthirdforfun& scenicattractionsandcracks thetop10fordriving&costof lodging. Utah… OK,soitstechnically apopularoff-roaddestination,butMoabwouldhaveto beatthetopofthelistwhen visitingUtah.DiscoverMoab. comhasanicearticleon thescenicbywaysyoucan exploreinaday. NorthCarolina… Itstheonly stateontheEastCoastto makethetop5list.Headto theAshevilleareaifyouwant somedistinctivescenery. EndyourdayatTheBiltmore Estate. Minnesota… TheLandof 10,000Lakesisjustanatural placeforaroadtrip.After spendingsometimetherelast summerdrivingtheHyundai Tucson[whichofcourseis ourrecommendationforbest rental],Icantwaittoreturn.„BestRide.comByGregZylaMoreContentNowEntryprice: $29,990 Priceastested: $42,820 Thisweek,werebehind thewheelofthesecond generation2018Honda Ridgeline,listedbythe EPAasalightdutymidsizepickupandbuiltbyan American-basedworkforce inLincoln,Alabama.With auniqueblendofcar,SUV andtruckinner-workings, theRidgelineeasilyseats five-passengersandcomes intheeverpopularfourdoorcrew-cabdesign. Currentlyavailablein sixdistincttrims,Ridgelineengineerssuccessfully combinethebestofwhat makesHondacarsand SUVssopopularwhile addressingtheneedsof lightdutytruckowners withitsuniquemulti-purposebed. Theentry2018Ridgeline RTtwo-wheel-drive(2WD) startsatjust$29,990,and thenescalatesuptheprice ladderasmorestandard featuresareadded.The mostexpensiveRidgeline isanewfor2018Black Editionthatarriveswith standardall-wheel-drive (AWD)anduniqueCrystal BlackPearexterior,black interiorandspecialblack alloy18-inchwheelsstartingat$43,420.Ourupper classRTL-EfeaturedstandardAWDmechanicalsand listsfor$41,920.Ourtester wasnearfullyloadedand hadzerooptionsasthefinal tallycameinat$42,820 withthe$900deliveryfee added. Builtonaunibodychassisinsteadofafulltruck chassis,Ridgelineguaranteesoutstandingride comfortandthencomplimentsthethemewitha steelreinforcedbedand amultitudeofSUV,car andpickuptruckfeatures. TheRidgelineisalmostin aclassbyitselfandproof ofitssolidbuildcomesvia themanyawardsithas alreadyreceived,including theNorthAmericanTruck oftheYearŽawardatlast yearsDetroitAutoShow. Historically,Honda Ridgelineisntanall-new modelbyanymeans.Its beenaroundnowfor12 years,debutingin2006 withassemblyinCanada. Throughtheyears,Ridgelineattractedmoreand moreinteresttowhere todaythisnewgeneration withenhancedcar-likeand pickupattributesisjust whatmanyconsumersare looking. Powercomesfrom Hondas3.5-liter,24valve overheadcamV6putting out280horsesand262 lb.ft.oftorque.Coupled toaheavydutycooled six-speedautomatic,the AWDownerscanexpect 18cityand25highwayEPA mileagenumbers(bothvery good)whilethe2WDowner willexpectanadditional oneMPGwith19cityand 26highway. Ridgelinesautomatic AWDsystemisfinebutdoes notofferalow-range4x4 gearlikemanycompetitorsdo.Ifyourethinking seriousoff-roadexcursions, thinkagain.Thisisnota goanywhere4x4heavy dutyvehicle,sokeepthisin mindifsomeonedaresyou togowhereyoushouldnt whileinthebackmountains.Otherwise,Ridgeline isjustfineforyournormal off-roadtrailandcamping weekends.TestDrive:2018HondaRidgeline2018HondaRidgeline.[HONDA] Likes: Multi-purposeextraordinaire,HondaV6power, uniquecargobed. Dislikes: Nolowrange4x4, touchscreenlearningcurve. mode is the best choice.Hyundai designed the Ioniq to be much more of a drivers car than hybrids such as the Prius. The goal is to give consumers a car that does more than just conserve fuel „ it also can be fun to drive.The hope is that a better driving experience might attract buyers to the Ioniq who otherwise probably would not consider a hybrid. Hyundai says the Ioniq was designed to compete against regular compact sedans such as the Chevrolet Cruze and Ford Focus, although its clearly a great competitor to the Prius. Prices are in more line with those conventional compacts, though, so theres no big cost premium for the hybrid drive system.Hyundai says the Ioniq name is a combination of ionŽ and unique,Ž with the ionŽ part signifying that its electrified.Our tester had a fairly smooth ride even on some slightly rough (potholed) roads, and the cabin was generally quiet.Overall roadhandling was more crisp and sure than that of the Prius, as well, and in Sport mode, we had better acceleration.To help keep the weight down, the Ioniq was designed with an aluminum hood and liftgate, and it also has no conventional 12-volt battery to power the starter and other acces-sories. Instead, four cells of the large lithium-ion battery pack are used to create a 12-volt power source, eliminating the weight of the traditional 12-volt battery.Under the hood of the Ioniq Hybrid is a 1.6-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylin-der gasoline engine, paired with a 32-kilowatt electric motor.The gasoline engine is individually rated at 104 horsepower and 109 foot-pounds of torque. The electric motor has 43 horse-power and 125 foot-pounds of torque. Total system power is 139 horsepower. All levels have front-wheel drive.Because the lithium-ion battery is under the rear seat, the Ioniq has a roomy cargo area, with 26.6 cubic feet of space. There is no spare tire, however, just a tire mend-ing kit,Ž which as most of us know doesnt always work, especially when the tire blows out or has damage.Recyclable or renewable materials are used through-out the car, including an interior that is 25 percent made of sugar cane.Standard on the base model are 15-inch EcoSpoke wheels and P‡R15 tires. Our Limited, though, came with 17-inch EcoSpoke alloy wheels and P‡R17 tires.Other Limited extras included automatic HID headlights, power tilt-and-slide sunroof, LED daytime running lights and taillights, body-color heated outside mirrors with turn signals, and body-color door handles with approach lights built in.Leather seats are included on the Limited, along with a color touch-screen audio system with backup camera, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, HD/AM/FM/satellite radio, and Bluetooth hands-free phone system; a 4.2-inch color driverinformation screen above the steering column; dual automatic climate control; heated front seats; leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel and shifter knob; power windows/door locks with proximity key entry and pushbutton start; and power-adjustable driv-ers seat and lumbar support.Safety gear included elec-tronic stability control with traction control; four-wheel antilock disc brakes with power-regenerative braking, electronic brake-force distribution, and brake assist; front side-impact air bags, side-curtain air bags for both rows, and driver-knee air bag; blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and lane-change assist; and individual tire-pressure monitoring.Our Limited tester came with the Ultimate Package ($3,000), which added automatic emergency brak-ing, radar cruise control, lane-keep assist, adaptive headlights, rear parking sensors, a navigation system with eight-inch touchscreen display, Infinity premium audio with eight speakers and Clari-Fi music restoration, wireless charg-ing for smartphones, cargo cover, and floor console-mounted rear air vents.The only other extra was the carpeted floor mats ($125). The exterior of our vehicle was the pleasant Ceramic White color, and we had the beige interior „ seats, dash and doors.Total sticker price for our Ioniq Hybrid Limited was $31,560, including freight and options. HYUNDAIFrom Page C1position and generous head-room lends the interior a deceptively large feeling. The center console is padded on the sides where front driver and passengers knees hit, a small but important amenity. Legroom is plentiful up front, and surprisingly good for this cars length. Rear seat passengers enjoy less legroom, but its adequate. However, rear seat height is higher than most competitors, unusual for a class where a too-low seating position is the norm. Cargo space is a generous 25.3 cubic feet.There are a couple sore points, the first being the cup holders. They are buried in the back of the center con-sole, and are lower than you might expect. Thankfully, there are others integrated into the door map pockets. The second is the rearview mirror, which has roughly cut edges that prove how little Nissan paid for each one.The Kicks infotainment touchscreen more than makes up for any quibbles. Its responsive and intuitive in operation, while the driv-ers instrument cluster offers a lot of display flexibility, providing ample amounts of information.Performance is peppier than youd expect given the 125 horsepower from its all-aluminum 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. That sounds meager until you realize that the Kicks weighs 2,672 pounds. Its continuously variable transmission deliv-ers power to the front wheels; all-wheel drive and a manual transmission arent available. Thankfully, the transmission seems to be in the proper ratio most of the time, with little of the rubber-banding typical of CVTs. The engine emits a low moan that never proves bothersome.While the Kicks does have an independent front sus-pension, the rear gets a twist beam suspension. Steering is fairly quick and nicely weighted but numb, returning no road feel. Body lean comes on gradually through corners, but is ever present. Push the car hard and lean becomes excessive, youll feel the tires surrender and understeer kicks in, although it telegraphs these limits far in advance. Ultimate grip seemed average, although bump absorption was impressive, lending a ride that felt like a more expensive vehicle. The front disc/rear drum brakes provide good stopping power. The cabin is impressively quiet.Just dont expect driving kicks from the Kicks; that is not its mission. Rather, the 2018 Nissan Kicks offers sophisticated sporty style, a comfortable ride, generous cabin space and loads of equipment at prices mere mortals can afford.Its like remembering to order a hamburger with cheese. NISSANFrom Page C1pulley at all, belt tension is inadequate. Also check the battery terminals for looseness and/or corrosion. Alternators typically employ brushes, which are small carbon electrical conductors that ride against the rotors slip rings. The rotor becomes a multiple-pole magnet, the heart of the generating process. Due to friction, brushes eventually wear out, lasting perhaps 125,000 to 150,000 miles. This may be whats causing your intermittent charging system light. Brushes are inexpensive but due to the labor involved to renew them in most cases its simpler to swap out the alternator with a remanufactured unit. DOCUMENTFrom Page C1Having a conventional transmission gives the Ioniq a moreconventional and sportier driving experience than the Prius, particularly when the gearshift lever is pushed to the left to engage the Sport mode. [HYUNDAI / TNS]

PAGE 19 | Friday, June 22, 2018 C3 C urrently,thereare 4,696professional athletesintheNFL, NBA,MLB,NHLandMLS andnotasingleplayer isopenlygay.LAGalaxy playerRobbieRogers, whoretiredinNovember 2017,istheonlyopenlygay athletetohavecompeted inprofessionalsport.His choicedidnotencourage moreathletestodothe same.Throughpersonal storiesandindustryperspectives,AloneinThe Game,Žexploreswhy.Its aneye-openingdocumentaryaboutthechallenges LGBTQathletesface whentheyarejudgedfor theirsexualorientation orgenderidentityrather thantheirperformance. Forfansandplayers alike,sportofferscamaraderieandacceptance. AloneinTheGameŽasks viewerstothinkaboutthis ideainthecontextofthe LGBTQplayersexperience whenthefearofrevealing yourauthenticselftakes allthataway.Through interviewswithLGBTQ athletes,thefilmshinesa lightonthepsychiccosts theymustpaywithin theintenseenvironment ofsport.Theirpersonal storiesarecompelling. InadditiontoRogers, OlympicmedalistsGus KenworthyandMegan Rapinoe,formerNFLlinemanRyanOCallaghanand formerNBAcenterJason Collinsareinterviewed. Theyspeakaboutthefear ofbeingdiscovered,which forsomeleadtoparanoia andformost,depression. Severalcollegeathletesalso sharetheirpersonalstories,includingRiley,whose intenseanxietyoverbeing foundoutandconsequently losingfootball,leadtoseveralsuicideattemptsand lifelongemotionalscars. Rileycommentsthatthe hyper-masculinityoffootballprovidedgoodcover,Ž butitcameatthehighprice ofhavingtobesomebodyelseallthetime.Ž Thefilmalsomakesa pointabouttheenvironmentofriskaversioncommoninsport.Itstheidea thatacoachmightsay: Idonthaveaproblem withgaysbutwhatifmy starplayerdoes?ŽCombinedwiththerealityof sportasbigbusiness,this attitudeperpetuatesa cultureofexclusionand discrimination,keeping LGBTQathletessilent. Thosewhoarentsilent, likeRiley,whoeventually findshisplacewithadifferentcollegefootball team,andTrevor,atransgenderhighschoolathlete whoisacceptedbyhis wrestlingteamafterbeing rejectedbyhisfellowfootballplayers,offerhopethat theattitudetowardLGBTQ athletesisslowlychanging. Atleastonthefield.Trevorsstory,whichincludes footageofhislegalfight againsthisfather,who refusestogivehimpermissiontochangehisname, isarawpersonalaccount thathighlightsthepain manyLGBTQpeoplefacein theirfamilyrelationships. AloneinTheGameŽis animportantandempoweringplatformfromwhich LGBTQathletesareableto sharetheirstories.AsformerESPNpresidentJohn Skippersaysinthefilms openingscenes:Whenyou becomeagreatprofessional athlete,yousacrificemany things.Oneofthosethings shouldntbewhoyouare.Ž MelissaCrawleyisthe authorofMr.SorkinGoes toWashington:Shaping thePresidentonTelevisionsTheWestWing.Ž MOVIES & TV STAYTUNED AloneinTheGameexploresadierent kindofchallengeinsport MOVIEREVIEW MOVIEREVIEWAloneinTheGameŽpremieresonAT&TAudienceNetworkon June28at8p.m.EDT/PDT.[DLMENTERTAINMENTGROUP] MelissaCrawleyByAlAlexanderMoreContentNowBrettHaleyissteadily carvingoutareputationasthego-toguy fordepictingmenand womenofacertainage negotiatingvarious formsofmidlifecrises. ForBlytheDannerinIll SeeYouinMyDreams,Ž itwasawidowssecond chanceatlove.Inlast yearsTheHero,Žitwas adyingSamElliottlongingtoreconnectwithhis estrangeddaughter.Haleyslatest,theSundance darlingHeartsBeat Loud,Žisasortofablend oftheprevioustwowith NickOffermaninhabitingtheclichdroleofa 48-year-oldwidower tryingtosqueezeevery lastdropfromhisfinal dayswithhiscollegeb ounddaughterbefore shedepartsBrooklyn forapre-medcurriculumatUCLA. Itsundeniablysweet, andlikeallofHaleys films,brimmingwith compassionforthe charactershescooked upwithregularwritingpartnerMarcBasch. ButaswithTheHero,Ž everythingfeelsoverly calculatedandunder developed.Genuinenessisneveraconcern;justcheeseand manipulation.Itdoesnt takelongtotireofit, either.Youkeepwaitingforaspark,butall yougetispredictability anddisappointment. Youalsogetafilmmakerdeterminedtobe thered,whiteandblue versionofIrelandsJohn Carney,theoriginatorofgemslikeOnceŽ andSingStreet,Ž pictureswheremusic spokeasloudly„ifnot louder„thanwords. WithCarney,the soundisrichandfullbodied;withHaley itstinnyandblah. Norisitanywhere nearasorganic. ThemainproblemwithHearts BeatLoud,Žbesides thegratuitoususeof productplacement,is thefactthemoviehas zeroreasontoexist. Whatarewetoglean fromastoryabouta fatherwholikeswritingandplayingsongs withhisdaughter? HeartsBeatLoud undeniablysweet NickOffermaninHearts BeatLoud.Ž[BURNLATER PRODUCTIONS] HeartsBeatLoudCastincludesNickOfferman,KierseyClemons,Toni Collette,BlytheDannerand TedDanson. PG-13forsomedrugreferencesandbrieflanguage. Grade:BByEdSymkusMoreContentNowThosetouristdestinations„JurassicPark, followedbyJurassicWorld „onIslaNublar,justoff ofCostaRica,arelong gone,duetothefactthat someofitsattractions wouldratherhaveeaten thetouriststhanbeseenby them.Butnow,threeyears afterthedemiseofJurassic World,itsthoseattractions„thecutelittleones andthehungry,toothy, vicioushugeones„that areendangered.Avolcano haseruptedandisthreateningtoreturntheislands remaininginhabitantsto extinctionƒunlessthe well-meaningfolksatthe DinosaurProtectionGroup, runbyClaireDearing (BryceDallasHoward)can securegovernmentfundingtosavethecreatures. Getlost,ŽsaysCongress.Hey!Wecanhelp,Ž saysEliMills(RafeSpall), whohandlesmoneymattersattheBenjaminLockwoodEstate,andwhotells Clairethatifsheworks withthem,theywillput upthemoneyforanew homeonasanctuaryisland, wheretherewillbeno fencesandnotourists. Butthismeansshell havetoenlistthehelpof animalbehaviorist(some callhimaraptorwrangler) OwenGrady(ChrisPratt), eventhoughtheyvebeen apartforaboutthree years,sincetheirfling anddead-endromance thatbeganwhentheymet inJurassicWorld.Ž No,hesnotinterested. Holdon,yes,heisinterested.Uh-oh,isthereat leastahintofasparkstill betweenthem?Sorry,no timetothinkaboutthat, assuddenlytheyreona plane,withareptileveterinarianandacomputer experttaggingalong,wingingtheirwaytotheisland, wheretheyremetbya phalanxofheavilyarmed mercenarieswhowillassist withtranquilizingthe animalsthentransporting themtotheirnewhome. Yeah,right.Theresno sanctuary.Thegunmen arenttheretohelp.Thisis astoryaboutgreedypeople doingdastardlythings. Damnthosemercenaries! Damnwhoeverhiredthem! Thefilmsbrieftimeon theislandisfilledwith dangerupondanger.All hellbreaksloosethere, andthenitdoesagain,as thevolcanogoesfromlava flowstoflamingexplosions anddinosaursarefleeingwhilepeoplearegettingoutoftheirway.As alwaysinthesefilms,the dinosaursarestunningly realistic.Surprisingly, though,thevolcanoeffects arecomparativelyhokey. Butthatsmadeup forwhentheactionand anumberofspecimens returntothemainland andtheLockwoodestate, wherethemainstory „alongwithacouple toomanysidestories„ unfolds.Thereareadditionalcharacterstomeet, includingwealthy,ailing BenjaminLockwood(James Cromwell)andhisfeisty granddaughterMaisie (IsabellaSermon),whoare bothfineinsmallparts. Pratthaslesstodointhis installment,andisprone moretoeyewinkingthan heroics.Onceagain,HowardisOKasfarasdeliveringherlines,butevenher screamsarentveryconvincingwhenshesinperil. Thescriptprovides plentyofgood,zippydialogue,andwillbringabout lotsofnervouslaughter inthenumerousscenesof peopleindanger.Andeven thoughtheplotgetscrazier andmoreoutrageousasit goesalong,thestorymanagestostaygrounded.The apocalypticclimax,very muchinhomagetothe originalfilm,isexciting, terrifyingandfun,justas itshouldbe.Althoughthe endcreditsruncloseto10 minutes,youmightwant tostaytoseewhathappensattheendofthem. Itsonly10secondsworth ofextras,buttheyre10 prettycoolseconds. EdSymkuswritesabout moviesforMoreContent Now.Hecanbereached Dinosaursandpeoplefaceanew WorldorderinFallenKingdom JurassicWorld:Fallen KingdomWrittenbyDerekConnollyand ColinTrevorrow;directedby J.A.Bayona WithChrisPratt,BryceDallas Howard,RafeSpall,Isabella Sermon RatedPG-13 OwenGrady(ChrisPratt)hasamemoryofraisingthevelociraptornamedBlue.[UNIVERSALPICTURES]




DEAR ABBY: I am a woman, 34, who has nally met the man I want to spend my life with. He's 31, and his family lives about six hours away. He plans to move his mother here to live in the near future. She doesn't work or drive. She's on state assistance, and her Section 8 isn't enough for her to get an apartment on her own here. My boyfriend plans to buy a duplex in the next year or so and have her live in the other apartment. This would involve me paying for part of the house because we'll likely be married by then. The problem is, the state won't give us any money for her to live in it, so we'll have to cover all her expenses. On top of that, I'm not comfortable with the lack of privacy. I have tried bringing this up to him, and although he has been receptive, I haven't been as straightforward as I should have been. I know it's a touchy subject, and I'm not sure how to approach this. I don't want to lose him, but I'm afraid this will affect our lives too much. Help! -THINGS DON'T LOOK BRIGHT DEAR THINGS: You admit you haven't been as straightforward as you should have been with your boyfriend. In a case like this, honesty is the best policy. I urge you to start telling him exactly how you feel NOW, because your concerns are valid. His mother will be depending upon her son -and you -for everything when she relocates. If you aren't up to sharing the responsibility -in addition to the loss of "personal space" -he needs to know now. And if it spells the end of the romance, so be it.DEAR ABBY: I have a neighbor who stops by several times a week unannounced and uninvited. What complicates the matter is that he has some form of mental disability. He's in his 20s and lives with his mother a block away from us. We tolerated his presence when he used to stop by only occasionally, but since meeting my 24-year-old daughter who is staying with us, his visits have increased to about ve times a week. When he comes over, he can be very demanding and rude. For example, if someone is sitting in "his seat," he assertively tells them they must get up. Other times he'll interrupt my daughter to tell her to come watch TV with him or sit next to him. In response, she tells him, "No, thank you." We don't want to be rude, but his visits are making everyone uncomfortable and have become an issue of boundaries. How do we tell him and his mother we would like him to stop coming over? -UNWELCOME NEIGHBOR IN FLORIDA DEAR NEIGHBOR: That young man is lonely, but it should not be your responsibility to entertain him. Tell his mother exactly what you have written to me. It should be up to her to tell her son to stop dropping over. Depending upon how disabled he is, he should be working or in a program where he can do something constructive with his time. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS Girlfriend sees trouble ahead with mans plans for mother PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018:This year you open up to a more dynamic approach. You tend to follow your heart, no matter where your choices take you. Events occur quite suddenly and have quite an impact on your life. If you are single, your intensity and sensitivity draw others toward you. Take your time dating before making a commitment. If you are attached, the two of you nd that the unexpected works in your favor. Even if you do not like what is happening initially, stay optimistic and unied with your sweetie, and everything will work out. SCORPIO could be an excellent sign for you to relate to.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Deal with others on an individual level. Ask questions, and be more present in the moment. Use caution with money, as you could lose some today if you are not careful. Postpone any discussions about a special nancial offer. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Your ability to ask for favors and have them ful- lled emerges. Others often say yes without thinking about the work involved. You might be more unpredictable than you realize. A friend plays a substantial role in keeping others connected. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Dont attempt to proceed in a different way. You know what works for you. Others seem bent on convincing you of the rightness of their ways. What they dont seem to get is that you have little interest in the topic and are more concerned about other matters. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You magnetize certain people who cant stay away from you. Observe more of what is happening around you. You might want to ask some questions before diving into a project. A lot happens quickly, so be ready to handle an unexpected invitation. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You could be in a position where you want to change your plans. You experience so much disruption at work that you might consider running away. Nevertheless, just do what you must and nothing more. Follow another persons lead for now. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You often ask questions and attempt to break barriers. You see a situation from a unique perspective. Think before you leap into a situation that is too hot for you to handle. Your frustration will build, and the situation is already high-voltage. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Take news with a grain of salt. The unexpected could disrupt a nancial matter. You might nd that you have a lot to explain. You will want to be on the same page as the rest of the group. On the other hand, you are more independent than most. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Your personality has a way of drawing admiration from many people. Youll want to deal with a person who could be difcult or touchy at best. You need to remain steady and secure, as you are likely to nd a fundamental belief tested. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You might want to review a personal situation more carefully. Keeping this matter quiet will encourage you not to remain calm. Allow greater creativity to ood through your thoughts. Remember, nothing is impossible. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Zero in on your priorities, and refuse to be taken for granted. Your sense of direction comes through in a meeting or a discussion. Extremes mark your day, and as a result, you might want to focus on your changing emotions. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Stay on top of your work and make time for an important discussion. Honor what is happening within you, yet be willing to accept more responsibility, if need be. A family member cant express himor herself clearly, which could be a problem. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Reach out to someone you care about who might not be as available as you would like. Intense feelings mark your interactions, which could change how you see this person. Recognize that you might have put this individual on a pedestal. | Friday, June 22, 2018 C5 TODAY IS FRIDAY, JUNE 22, the 173rd day of 2018. There are 192 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On June 22, 1918, a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and their families was rear-ended during an emergency stop by another train near Hammond, Indiana, killing at least 86 people aboard the circus train. ON THIS DATE: In 1940, during World War II, Adolf Hitler gained a stunning victory as France was forced to sign an armistice eight days after German forces overran Paris. In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, more popularly known as the "GI Bill of Rights." In 1969, singer-actress Judy Garland died in London at age 47. In 1977, John N. Mitchell became the rst former U.S. Attorney General to go to prison as he began serving a sentence for his role in the Watergate cover-up. (He was released 19 months later.) In 2012, ex-Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted by a jury in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, on 45 counts of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years. (Sandusky is appealing a 30to 60-year state prison sentence.)


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