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LOCAL | A3COPS: HOWEY WOMAN KILLS SELF AFTER HUSBAND CHOKES HER SPORTS | B1LOCAL HOOPS TEAMS GET HEAD START AT SUMMER LEAGUE SCENE | C1PLENTY OF FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS ON TAP THIS WEEK @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Thursday, June 28, 2018 75 ¢ Local and State .............A3 Opinion .......................A7 Sports...........................B1 Scene ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 180 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Frank Stanfield frankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ A large, planned $100-million-plus development on Dixie Avenue in Leesburg will feature a four-story Marriott Towne-Place Suites hotel, according to a partner in the project.Its the kind of place where you can stay several days at a time,Ž said Tony Benge, one of the investors with Venetian Isle Developers LLC. Its an ideal place for people to stay who have family members in the hospital, or parents with students at Beacon College,Ž he said.The hotel will have 100 rooms and cost between $14 million and $18 million, the Orlando developer said.He hopes to break ground by the end of the year.Improvements being made by Leesburg Regional Medical Center sparked confidence in the project, Benge said. The hospital is in the middle of a $27 million, 24-bed expansion of the emergency department. It comes on the heels of a $6 million short-stay unit A Marriott coming to LeesburgLeesburg hospital expansion boosts con dence of hotel investorsA group of Central Florida investors is bringing a signi“ cant development to Dixie Avenue in Leesburg, including a Marriott hotel. [SUBMITTED] By Alan Fram and Lisa MascaroThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The Republican-led House rejected a far-ranging immigration bill on Wednesday despite its eleventh-hour endorsement by President Donald Trump, as the gulf between the GOPs moderate and conservative wings proved too deep for leaders to avert an election-year display of division on the issue.The vote was 301-121, with nearly half of Republi-cans opposing the measure. The depth of GOP opposi-tion was an embarrassing showing for Trump and a rebuff of House GOP lead-ers, whod postponed the vote twice and proposed changes in hopes of driving up the vote for a measure that seemed doomed from Republican-led House nixes immigration billDepth of GOP opposition rebu s Trump, House leadership By Mark ShermanThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers cant be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor.The justices are scrapping a 41-year-old decision that had allowed states to require that public employ-ees pay some fees to unions that represent them, even if the workers choose not to join.The 5-4 decision fulfills a longtime wish of conservatives to get rid of the so-called fair share fees that non-members pay Supreme Court deals big setback to labor unionsMark Sherman The Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, giving President Donald Trump the chance to cement conserva-tive control of the high court.The 81-year-old Kennedy said in a statement he is step-ping down after more than 30 years on the court. A Republi-can appointee, he has held the key vote on such high-profile issues as abortion, affirmative action, gay rights, guns, campaign finance and voting rights.Kennedy said he has Justice Kennedy retiringIn this Oct. 3, 2013, “ le photo, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy speaks to faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania law school in Philadelphia. The 81-year-old Kennedy is retiring after more than 30 years on the court. [AP PHOTO/MATT SLOCUM] Trumps second Supreme Court pick could push court to the rightThe U.S. Supreme Court gathers for an of“ cial group portrait to include new Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, top row, far right, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Seated from left are Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Standing, from left are, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch. [AP FILE PHOTO] See MARRIOTT, A5 See UNIONS, A5 See HOUSE, A5 See KENNEDY, A5


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Prepayments for 3 months or more, mail to: Circulation Dept., the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. Billed monthly at the rates shown. LOTTERY Tuesday, June 26 Mega Millions: 17-25-29-39-60-19-x2 Lucky Money: 16-24-33-39-7 Fantasy 5: 8-11-22-25-26 Wednesday, June 27 Pick 5 Afternoon: 5-9-1-5-3 Pick 4 Afternoon: 7-8-5-6 Pick 3 Afternoon: 5-6-8 Pick 2 Afternoon: 0-3 In this undated frame from video provided by John Fetterman for Lieutenant Governor shows Antwon Rose in a campaign announcement. East Pittsburgh Of“ cer Michael Rosfeld who shot Rose, an unarmed black teenager, has been charged with criminal homicide. [JOHN FETTERMAN FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR VIA AP] By Errin Haines WhackThe Associated PressEAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. „ A white police officer was charged Wednesday with homicide in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager who was hit in the back while fleeing a traffic stop, a death that has fueled daily protests around Pittsburgh.Prosecutors cited officer Michael Rosfelds inconsistent statements about whether he saw a gun in the teens hand. The East Pittsburgh offi-cer first told investigators that the teen turned his hand toward him when he ran from the car and the officer saw something dark he perceived as a gun,Ž according to the criminal complaint. During a second recap of last weeks shooting, Rosfeld told investigators he did not see a gun and he was not sure if the teens arm was pointed at him when he fired at 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. The 30-year-old officer had been sworn in just hours before the June 19 shooting after working at the police department for a couple weeks. He turned himself in and was released on $250,000 bond. Criminal homicide is a broad category that includes manslaughter and murder. Pennsylvania prosecutors typically specify what subsection of homicide they will pursue later in the case. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala said his office planned to ask a jury to consider the highest charge of first-degree murder. He argued against releasing Rosfeld on bail. You do not shoot some-one in the back if they are not a threat to you,Ž Zap-pala said. The car Rose was in had been stopped on suspicion of involvement in a drive-by shooting. But investigators determined that Rose had had done nothing except be in the car,Ž he said. Zappala said witnesses described Rose as showing his hands before the shoot-ing, stressing that he did not have a weapon. Asked by reporters if he saw anything in Rosfelds past employment records that raised concerns, Zap-pala said yes but declined to elaborate. At a news conference held by the familys legal team, attorney Fred Rabner questioned why the officer was released without any cash or collateral for his bond. Another family attorney, Lee Merritt, said the biggest moment of reliefŽ for relatives was hearing investigators say they knew Rose was not involved in the early shooting incident. If he had survived that incident, as he should have, he wouldnt have been charged. He had done noth-ing wrong,Ž Merritt said. During the news conference, Roses mother, father, grandmother and sister huddled behind a podium wearing shirts calling for justice. Roses mother struggled to contain tears as her daughter clasped her tightly. Her son was shot three times „ in the right side of his face, in the elbow and in the back by a bullet that stuck his lung and heart, which was the fatal wound. O cer charged in shooting death of black teen17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. was running from a tra c stop when he was shot Rosfeld Randi Weingarten tries to deliver a teddy bear and other items for children to federal agents at the portof-entry, Tuesday in Fabens, Texas, along the international border where immigrant children are being held. The group tried to deliver items to the children housed in tents at the facility but were turned away. [AP PHOTO/MATT YORK] By Elliot Spagat, Michael Balsamo and Will WeissertThe Associated PressMCALLEN, Texas„ A judge in California on Tuesday ordered U.S. border authorities to reunite sepa-rated families within 30 days, setting a hard deadline in a process that has so far yielded uncertainty about when chil-dren might again see their parents.If children are younger than 5, they must be reunified within 14 days of the order issued Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego. Sabraw, an appointee of President George W. Bush, also issued a nation-wide injunction on future family separations, unless the parent is deemed unfit or doesnt want to be with the child. He also requires the government provide phone contact between parents and their children within 10 days.More than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents in recent weeks and placed in government-contracted shelters „ hundreds of miles away, in some cases „ under a nowabandoned policy toward families caught illegally entering the U.S.Amid an international outcry, Trump last week issued an executive order to stop the separation of families and said parents and chil-dren will instead be detained together. A Department of Homeland Security statement over the weekend on reuniting families only seemed to sow more confusion.The facts set forth before the Court portray reactive governance [„] responses to address a chaotic circumstance of the Governments own making,Ž Sabraw wrote. They belie measured and ordered governance, which is central to the concept of due process enshrined in our Constitution.ŽThe ruling was a win for the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the lawsuit in March involving a 7-year-old girl who was separated from her Congolese mother and a 14-year-old boy who was separated from his Bra-zilian mother.Tears will be flowing in detention centers across the country when the families learn they will be reunited,Ž said ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt.The Justice and Homeland Security Departments did not immediately respond to requests for comment late Tuesday.Its not clear how border authorities will meet the deadline. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told Congress on Tuesday that his department still has custody of 2,047 immigrant children separated from their parents at the border. That is only six fewer children than the number in HHS custody as of last Wednesday. Democratic senators said that wasnt nearly enough progress.Under questioning, Azar refused to be pinned down on how long it will take to reunite families. He said his depart-ment does extensive vetting of parents to make sure they are not traffickers masquerading as parents. Also challenging will be the requirement the judge set on phone contact.At a Texas detention facil-ity, immigrant advocates complained that parents have gotten busy signals or no answers from a 1-800 number provided by federal authori-ties to get information about their children.Attorneys have spoken to about 200 immigrants at the Port Isabel detention facility near Los Fresnos, Texas, since last week, and only a few knew where their children were being held, said Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg of the Legal Aid Justice Center in Virginia.The U.S. government never had any plan to reunite these families that were separated,Ž SandovalMoshenberg said, and now it is scrambling to undo this terrible thing that they have done.ŽA message left for HHS, which runs the hotline, was not immediately returned.Judge orders immigrant families reunitedSeparated families must be reunited within 30 days, California judge rulesProtesters carry signs and chant slogans to protest against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump administrations policies in advance of his noontime address at the Criminal Justice Foundations annual luncheon meeting in Los Angeles in front of Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles on Tuesday Immigrant-rights advocates asked a federal judge to order the release of parents separated from their children at the border, as demonstrators decrying the Trump administrations immigration crackdown were arrested Tuesday at a rally ahead of a Los Angeles appearance by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. [AP PHOTO/RICHARD VOGEL]

PAGE 3 | Thursday, June 28, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLSCops: Woman kills self after husband choked herPolice responding to a sui-cide ended up charging her husband with domestic violence strangulation that was allegedly committed less than an hour before she killed herself.Sheriffs deputies, Howey and Astatula police and Lake Fire and EMS responded to the 22000 block of County Road 455 Tuesday morning and found Rachel Dann dead of a gunshot wound to her temple. She also had cut both wrists.When they learned there was a surveillance system inside the home, they asked Royce Dann, 37, if they could view the video. He said yes.ŽThe video showed Rachel cutting her wrists, then retrieving a handgun from a cabinet, brushing her hair to the side, then putting the gun to her head. It was 11:25 a.m.At 10:20 a.m., the video showed the arrestee aggres-sively pushed the decedent/victim to the couch. Once the decedent/victim regained her feet, she moved into the kitchen area, where the arrestee followed. While in the kitchen the arrestee again attacked the decedent/victim, placing her in a choke hold, and forced her to the ground. At approximately 1125 hours, the decedent/victim commit-ted suicide.Ž LEESBURGCity approves law cracking down on disorderly conductLeesburg commissioners Monday approved a companion ordinance to one passed weeks earlier aimed at eliminating aggressive panhandling.ŽThe disorderly conduct ordinance deals with people acting in a violent or tumultuous manner toward another, so as to place him or any person in reasonable fear of safety of his life, limb or health.ŽIt also addresses fraud, such as people pretending to be disabled, a veteran or some other ruse.It comes on the heels of approval of another ordinance aimed at homeless people harassing, cursing, blocking, following people into stores and lying on sidewalks.The new rules also provide for fines and up to 60 days in jail for violations. LEESBURGMan arrested after targeting disabled womanPolice have arrested a man who knocked on doors asking for work or money, then entered a disabled womans home.John F. Graham, 53, was charged with burglary and battery after entering the house on Euclid Avenue at 9:19 p.m. Tuesday.A woman called the police, saying she was worried about her neighbor, who is confined to a wheelchair. When an officer arrived, he questioned Graham, who was leaving the home. He said he had had worked for the woman and was just stopping in to check on her. He smelled of alcohol, the officer said.The woman said he pushed his way in once she opened the door slightly. She said she became frightened when he touched her leg. She said she forced Graham out when she ran her wheelchair into his legs.Neighbors said Graham would sometimes initiate some yard maintenance, then ask for money.Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ In a victory for Florida, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the nations third-largest state should be given another chance to prove its case thatoverconsumption of water in Georgia is damaging the Apalachicola River system.The 5-4 decision, written by Justice Stephen Breyer, over-turned a 2017 recommendation by a court-appointed special master that found Florida had not proven its case by clear and convincing evidenceŽ that imposing a cap on Georgias water use would benefit Flor-ida water systems, including oyster-rich Apalachicola Bay in Franklin County.Breyer said the special master had applied too strict a standardŽ in rejecting Floridas claim.To require clear and convincing evidence about the workability of a (water) decree before the court or a special master has a view about likely harms and likely amelioration is, at least in this case, to put the cart before the horse,Ž Breyer wrote.The immediate impact of the decision is to send the case back to Ralph Lancaster, a Maine lawyer who was appointed as a special master by the Supreme Court to oversee the dispute. Florida filed the lawsuit in 2013, although the case is only the latest iteration of a decades-old battle about the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system, which starts in Georgia and flows south to Florida.Among the key questions Lancaster will have to settle is whether an equity-based capŽ on Georgias water consumption in the Apala-chicola-Chattahoochee-Flint system would increase the water flow into the Apala-chicola River and whether the amount of that extra water would significantly redress the economic and ecological harm that Florida has suf-fered,Ž the opinion said.Florida can make case in water warState gets chance to prove Georgia overconsumption is damaging Apalachicola River systemState and local dignitar-ies gathered Wednesday to celebrate the life of former Lake County Sheriff Chris Daniels by naming a sec-tion of State Road 19 after the late lawman. Sheriff Chris Daniels Memorial Highway is a busy portion of SR 19 stretching from Lane Park Cutoff to U.S. Highway 441. Daniels was a popular sheriff who was killed in a freak accident at a charity race in 2006. Joining Daniels daughters at the event were State Senator Dennis Baxley, former State Rep. Larry Metz and current Lake County Sheriff Peyton Grinnell.Former Sheri Daniels honoredDignitaries unveil Chris Daniels Memorial Highway for popular lawmanFrom left: Former Rep. Larry Metz, Lindsey Daniels Fenton, Ashley Daniels and Senator Dennis Baxley pose by the new road sign dedicated to former Lake County Sheriff Chris Daniels at Lake Technical Institute on Wednesday. [BOB SNOW / CORRESPONDENT] By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA „ Police have arrested a man and charged him with breaking into a home occupied by two juveniles who barricaded themselves in a bed-room. They gave a description to officers, but it was the mans own words that sealed his fate, police said.John T. Hackney, 45, a homeless man, was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling following a series of statements he blurted out to police Tuesday.Police were called to a home in the 1500 block of Hackett Street in the morning. The juveniles witnessed the break-in before barricading themselves. Officers found a backpack in the house that contained a laptop and a cell phone stolen in Eustis.Witnesses told police a suspicious man had been going to homes asking for yard work.Not only were the children able to give a description, but they remembered that their mother had earlier helped the man put a pink watch on his wrist because he was having difficulty with it.That evening, police responded to a call about a man having an argument with Hack-ney on Grandview Street. The man told police Hackney was trying to steal from him.Police said they were familiar with Hackney because he has been investigated or arrested in the past on burglary, theft or stolen property charges.Police began to question Hackney, noting that he was wearing a pink childrens watch and that he fit the description provided by the children.Information we provided was intentionally vague, and the defendant, in his nervous state, continued to talk,Ž according to the arrest report. He said he might know who committed the burglary, then talked about taking a selfieŽ with a cell phone. He said he was not sure if it was the same one found in the house, but someone allowed him to use it.ŽHe also talked about a laptop, which the police had not mentioned.The defendant stated the 14-year-old girl was not a good witness, and only knows him because he stopped at their house to ask for a job. Officers did not identify a 14-year-old Mans deeds, words lead to chargeTwo juveniles barricade themselves in bedroom during break-inBy Linda CharltonCorrespondentCLERMONT … School resource officers will be coming soon to the four public elementary schools in the city.The Clermont City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve an agreement with the Lake County School Board and the Edu-cation Charter Foundation of Florida to provide one school resource officer each to Lost Lake Elementary, Cypress Ridge Elementary, Clermont Elementary and South Lake Imagine Char-ter School, which is a K-8 school. Police Chief Charles Broadway has told City Manager Darren Gray that he has the officers ready to make the transition to school resource officer. The city will cover the cost to hire four new officers to replace the ones being assigned to the schools.The officers will work at the schools Aug. 13 through May 24, and will be available to the city over the schools summer break. The recurring annual cost for the four additional police officers is $279,653. In addition, there will be a onetime capital cost of $211,280, which includes the cost of new police cars. The agreement has no end date but can be ter-minated be either party. It is in compliance with the recently passed Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.The legislative mandate of the Public Safety Act is only partially funded, but the city will receive some reimbursement. The School Board, according to the agreement, will pay the city $40,000 per school year for each of the elementary schools under their jurisdiction. The Edu-cation Charter Foundation will pay the city $31,000 for the resource officer at South Lake Charter.City Manager Gray did express optimism that figure would be consider-ably higher in future years, given the referendum on Augusts Primary Election ballot to raise county-wide property taxes by .75 mills to help fund school security.School Superintendant Diane Kornegay, School Board member Marc Dodd and South Lake Charter Principal Kathleen Dial were all on hand to answer questions and to speak to the council. Several par-ents also spoke.Clermont OKs school resource o cersLake County Schools Superintendent Diane Kornegay, center, and School Board member Marc Dodd listen while South Lake Imagine Charter School Principal Kathleen Dial addresses the City Council Tuesday evening in Clermont. Elementary schools will receive one o cer each Hackney Dann Graham See WATER, A6 See CLERMONT, A6See CHARGE, A4 See BRIEFS, A4


A4 Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Funeral Services Funeral Services Funeral Services Betty Lou Braly Clanton Rynearson Brennand passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Thomasville, GA. Born to Clifford Baily and Orrie Nichols Braly on July 29, 1929 in Athens, Alabama, she moved to Umatilla in 1961. Graduated from Athens College in Alabama with a Bachelors of Science, she received her Masters in Biology from George Peabody College for Teachers in Tennessee. Betty taught several years before moving to Umatilla where she was head of the Science Department at Umatilla High School for 26 years. She taught Biology, Marine Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Human Physiology and Limnology. She was extremely active in her students lives and made many trips for a week at a time to the Marine Science Station in Crystal River with them and many “eld trips with the Symbiont Club. Mama RŽ loved adventures. Betty was predeceased by husbands Spencer R. Rynearson and Leon (Tommy) Brennand. She is survived by her children Daisy Clanton Millett of Umatilla, Katrina Clanton Richardson of Monticello, FL, John David Clanton of Jonesville, NC and step daughter Marybeth Brennand (Joseph) Sabourin of Umatilla; 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her many, many students whom she taught and loved. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Umatilla High School auditorium with a light lunch and sharing of stories and memories at Umatilla Presbyterian Church afterward. Beyers Funeral Home in Umatilla is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of ”owers the family asks that donations be made to the Umatilla High School science department at 320 N. Trowell, Umatilla, FL 32784 to the Betty Rynearson Brennand memorial.Betty Lou Braly Clanton Rynearson Brennand Steven M. Bell, 27, died at the home of his grandmother on June 22, 2018. He will be missed by his family and friends and Steven requested, many times, not to have any services for himself when his time came. As we honor his request we ask that you please remember him with compassion and love. Steven is preceded in death by his mother Angie Vandergriff; his grandmother, Nancy Brady; his sister Heather Howard and an aunt, Christy Rowland. He is survived by his son Steven M. Bell, JR; step-daughter Shawna Morris; brother, Mark Bell; great grandmother Ruby DodieŽ Bouldin; and aunt, Patty Henry. Online condolences may be left at www. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL.Steven M. Bell Cecil Earl McKinney Cecil Earl McKinney, 82, of Leesburg, FL passed away on June 23, 2018 at Cornerstone Hospice, The Villages, FL. He was born in Opp, Alabama, March 15, 1936, to Kinard McKinney and Mattie Miller McKinney. In his adult years, he was with the U.S. Army for 21 years, retiring in 1974, and moved to Leesburg. He worked on the Alaskan Pipeline until its completion in 1977. He was a Christian. Cecil enjoyed “shing and worked security at Hawthorne at Leesburg. He is survived by his daughter Pamela (Bill) Barry, Leesburg, FL; sons: Marty (Lorraine) McKinney, Anthony, FL, Michael (Michelle) McKinney, Lady Lake, FL, and Mark (Durenda) McKinney, Fruitland Park, FL. Survivors also include 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; two brothers: Charles (Alice) McKinney, AL, Terry McKinney, Leesburg, FL, and two sistersClovett Baker, AL and Montez (Gary) Bryant, AL. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fay Partridge McKinney. A viewing will be held Friday, June 29th from 6:00p.m. Beyers Funeral Home Chapel, 1123 W. Main Street, Leesburg, FL34748. The service will be on Saturday, June 30th at 10:00 a.m., also at Beyers. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Leesburg, FL. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg. Condolences may be offered online at: www.beyersfuneralhome. com. Robert L. TomŽ Dixon, 70, of Wildwood, FL, was born October 31, 1947, in Wildwood, FL. He transitioned from labor to reward on June 20, 2018. The Dixon family will receive friends 6:00 … 8:00P.M., Friday, June 29, 2018, at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, 390 East CR 462, Wildwood, FL, Rev. Melvin Lyals, Pastor. A Celebration of Life will convene 11:00A.M., Saturday, June 30, 2018, at New Life Ministries, 9707 CR 229, Wildwood, FL, Rev. Henry Goldsmith, Pastor, Presiding Elder Henry Postell, Of“ciating. Professional arrangements entrusted to Rocker-Cusack Mortuary, Leesburg, FL. On-line condolences may be placed at www. rockercusackmortuary. com Robert L. Dixon Arthur Porter IIIArthur Porter, III 67 of Sorrento died Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home, Eustis Chapel. 352.589.4666. Robert Eugene WallaceRobert Eugene Wallace 74 of Sorrento, died Saturday, June 23, 2018. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home, Eustis Chapel. 352.589.4666 Sarah M. CrosbySarah M. Crosby 76 of Mt. Dora died Thursday, June 21, 2018. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home, Eustis Chapel. 352.589.4666 Carol Darlene Dasher, 59, of Wildwood passed away Monday, June 25, 2018. Mrs. Dasher was born November 29, 1958 in Orlando to Harold and Hilda Lucille (Hudson) Smith. She has lived here all her life and retired from the Sumter County School Board. Carol was the lunch room manager in the Wildwood Schools and owned a Cleaning and Catering business. Carol loved children and cooking. She was a positive in”uence for many children in the area and was loved dearly by many of them. Survivors include her loving husband of 43 years, Larry; daughter, Brandy Dasher (Frankie Baughn) of Wildwood; siblings, Kenny Smith of Oxford, Leon Smith of Muse, FL and Donna Langford of Wildwood; nieces and nephews that she helped raise, Lisa Long Castellanos, Becky Seagrest, Larry Dasher, Keith Dasher, Shane Dasher, Kim Dasher and Sterling Smith. Carol was preceded in death by 2 sons, Chris and Nace. Funeral services will be 12:00 Noon, Friday, June 29, 2018 in the Banks/ Page-Theus Chapel with visitation an hour prior to the service beginning at 11:00am. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. In lieu of ”owers memorial contributions in Carols honor will help beautify the cemetery and may be made to Florida National Cemetery Gift Fund, 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513. On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus. com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/ Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.Carol Darlene Dasher Cassandra Mitchell passed away on June 22, 2018 she leaves to cherish her memories children; Marilyn McNeil, Lacresa Mitchell, and Edgar Mitchell, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, twin sister; Cornelius ConnieŽ Quaker, and a host of other relatives ad friends. Funeral service for Ms. Mitchell will be held Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 3:30p.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church located at 535 S Bay Street, Eustis, Fl. 32726. Professional services entrusted to Snows Funeral Ministry (Providing a memory that will will never fade).Cassandra Mitchell TodaysServices TodaysServices Graham is no stranger to the Lake County Jail. Jail records reflect seven arrests since 2008 for bat-tery on an elderly person (twice), car burglary, credit card fraud and intimidat-ing a witness, among other things. LEESBURGHome security system leads to burglary arrestPolice arrested a woman for breaking and entering Monday after a security system linked to a cell phone tipped the homeowner that his house was being burglarized.Lisa Michelle Newman, 50, of Leesburg, was nabbed in the 2700 block of Athens Drive.After receiving the alert on his phone, the homeowner watched security camera video as the woman entered his home. He called his girlfriend and told her to call police so he could keep watching the video.When police arrived, they could see her peeking out a sliding glass door. A window had been broken. Police and the homeowner found a plastic grocery bag with items valued at less than $100, but because she had two prior convictions, charges were bumped up to a felony.She was treated for minor cuts to her feet, then booked into the county jail on burglary charges and held on $12,000 bond. BRIEFSFrom Page A3witnessƒ,Ž the report said.The girl positively identified him from a photo lineup.At the police station, he requested a specific detective.In the interview, the defendant used sarcasm freely, first denying committing the crime, then offering a full confessionƒ and being inside the home, then denying it again. The interview was concluded minutes after it began.Ž CHARGEFrom Page A3

PAGE 5 | Thursday, June 28, 2018 A5In this Monday photo, people gather at the Supreme Court awaiting a decision in an Illinois union dues case, Janus vs. AFSCME, in Washington. [AP PHOTO/J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE] expansion, and it is creating space for nine other patients.Benge said he hopes doctors will use some of the hotels conference rooms.I didnt realize how much training goes on and how many meetings are scheduled,Ž he said.Doctors are part of the investment group, including Dr. Hasan Mousli, a neurologist from Lake Wales. Another key player is Ghassan GusŽ Kaloti of Tampa.Hes the real deal,Ž said Mike Rankin, deputy city man-ager and economic director, noting that Kaloti has invest-ments worldwide.The hospital is interested in the plan for 225 townhouses aimed at nurses and other hos-pital workers.Were very excited about that,Ž hospital CEO Don Hen-derson said in March, when the housing plans were first announced.He said a lot of employees have to drive to work every day from Clermont, Ocala and Orange County.Other developments on the 90-acre site will include an assisted living facility, retail, restaurants and doctors offices. The seniors housing complex will include 220 units, with 90 units for assisted living, 30 for memory care and the balance for independent living.The heavily wooded property stretches almost all the way to Lake Griffin. A large retention pond and storm water treatment facility will be built on the rear of the property.The investors are going to keep their interests in the hotel.We have no plans to flip it,Ž Benge said. We were approached by many, many groups, but we wanted to protect the quality. We probably would have made more money.ŽThe city has been fantastic, especially City Manager Al Minner and Rankin,Ž Benge said. Its so helpful to work with a pro-growth city. Not every city is like that.ŽLeesburg showed almost no growth for years. Now, it is preparing to sell more than 1,000 acres to The Villages, has landed a core slab industrial company, and Beacon and entrepreneurs are pouring millions of dollars of improvements into downtown.Benge was working with investors interested in developing the site a few years ago, right when the world stopped in 2007-08,Ž he said, referring to the recession.The land was sold to an Atlanta company. About a year ago, the investors bought it back for about $4.4 million, he said. MARRIOTTFrom Page A1to unions in roughly two dozen states. The court ruled that the laws violate the First Amendment by compelling workers to support unions they may disagree with.States and public-sector unions may no longer extract agency fees from nonconsenting employees,Ž Justice Samuel Alito said in his majority opinion for the courts five conservative justices. President Donald Trump weighed in minutes after the decision was handed down, while Alito still was reading a summary of it from the bench.Big loss for the coffers of the Democrats!Ž Trump said in a tweet.In dissent, Justice Elena Kagan wrote of the big impact of the decision. There is no sugarcoating todays opinion. The major-ity overthrows a decision entrenched in this Nations law and its economic life for over 40 years. As a result, it prevents the Amer-ican people, acting through their state and local officials, from making important choices about workplace governance. And it does so by weaponizing the First Amendment, in a way that unleashes judges, now and in the future, to intervene in economic and regulatory policy.ŽThe courts three other liberal justices joined the dissent. UNIONSFrom Page A1 informed his colleagues and Trump of his plans, and that his retirement will take effect at the end of July.Trump praised Kennedy as a man of tremendous visionŽ and said his search for a new justice would begin immediately.ŽWithout Kennedy, the court will be split between four liberal justices who were appointed by Democratic presidents and four conservatives who were named by Republicans. Trumps nominee is likely to give the conservatives a solid majority and will face a Senate process in which Republicans hold the slimmest majority, but Democrats cant delay confirmation.Trumps first high court nominee, Justice Neil Gor-such, was confirmed in April 2017. If past practice is any indication, Trump will name a nominee within weeks, set-ting in motion a process that could allow confirmation of a new justice by early August.Trump already has a list of 25 candidates „ 24 judges and Utah Sen. Mike Lee „ and said he would choose a nominee from that list.Prominent on that list are Judges Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania and William Pryor of Alabama, seriously considered for the seat even-tually filled by Justice Neil Gorsuch, and Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who serves on the federal appeals court in Washington, DC.Kavanaugh is a longtime Washington insider, having served as a law clerk to Kennedy and then as a key member of independent counsel Kenneth Starrs team that produced the report that served as the basis for President Bill Clintons impeachment. In October, Kavanaugh dissented when his court ruled that an undocumented teen in federal custody should be able to obtain an abortion immediately. KENNEDYFrom Page A1 the start.The tally also seemed to empower GOP conservatives on the fraught issue. Last week a more conservative package was defeated but 193 Repub-licans voted for it.Even if it passed, it would have been dead on arrival in the closely divided Senate, where Democrats would have had enough votes to kill it.GOP leaders have been talking about a Plan B: a bill focused narrowly on barring the government from wresting children from migrant families caught entering the country without authorization.With television and social media awash with images and wails of young children torn from parents, many Republi-cans want to pass a narrower measure addressing those separations before Congress leaves at weeks end for its July 4 break.But GOP aides said Republicans had yet to agree on bill language. And the effort was complicated by a federal judge who ordered that divided fam-ilies be reunited with 30 days.Democrats voted en masse against the House legislation, which would provide a shot at citizenship for hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children.It would provide $25 billion for Trump to build his coveted wall on the border with Mexico, restrict family-based immigration and bar the Homeland Security Department from taking migrant children from parents seized crossing into the country without authorization. HOUSEFrom Page A1


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Kornegays said that was an option … and it would be the School Boards only option if they dont get additional fund-ing … but it is not the boards preferred course of action.As it stands, the School Board has authorized the use of armed administrators … but not teachers or other staff … at schools provided that the administrators are willing to undergo the training necessary to be certified as guardians.Bates then said that he was not asking for guardians instead of resource officers; he was asking about guardians as an additional measure, above and beyond.Ž South Lake Imagine Princi-pal Dials take on the guardian idea was that if theres going to be a weapon on our campus, we want it to be in the hands of a police officer.ŽOf the parents who spoke to the council, one had a distinct perspective. Emily Kilcrease was a college student in nearby Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999, when the Col-umbine High School massacre took place.Describing the massacre as an event that will shape me forever,Ž she said I believe wholeheartedly that the dev-astation those events cause can be minimized by having an armed police officer present.Ž CLERMONTFrom Page A3The special master could also seek further findings on his preliminary rulings that Florida had suffered harm from the overconsumption of water by Georgia. And the future deliberations will have to weigh Georgias claims that any limits on its water use would undermine its economy, including the growth of the Atlanta area and the states agriculture industry in southwestern Georgia.We repeat, however, that Florida will be entitled to a decree only if it is shown that the benefits of the (apportionment) substan-tially outweigh the harm that might result, Ž the court said.Breyers opinion was supported by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor.In a dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas, a Georgia native who was joined by justices Samuel Alito, Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch, argued the court had enough evidence to decide this case now.ŽGiving Florida another bite at the apple will likely yield no additional evidence, but it will be unfair to Georgia, which has already spent the time and resources to defeat the case that Florida chose to present,Ž Thomas wrote.Florida Gov. Rick Scott called the courts ruling a huge winŽ for the state.I am glad that the court ruled in Floridas favor today and we look forward to further securing a healthy Apalachicola Bay while pro-tecting the thousands of jobs that depend on this natural resource,Ž Scott said in a statement.Attorney General Pam Bondi, whose office was directly involved in the liti-gation, said she was pleased by the decision and will continue to fight to protect Floridas Apalachicola Bay.ŽBut while the case heads back to the special master, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said he remains confidentŽ in his states legal position, noting its legal team demonstrated the ineffec-tiveness of draconian caps placed on Georgias water use as a solutionŽ during the prior five-week trial before Lancaster.Jonathan Williams, a former deputy solicitor general for Bondi who worked on the water case, said in an interview with The News Service of Florida that Wednesdays decision was a positive for Florida, but more litigation remains ahead.I think (it is) an important victory for Florida, but its too early to celebrate,Ž said Williams, who now works with Lash & Goldberg in Miami. What it means is that Florida gets an opportu-nity to prove its case. But the courts opinion doesnt say whether Florida will prevail or not.Ž WATERFrom Page A3

PAGE 7 | Thursday, June 28, 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 ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comThe U.S. Supreme Court has made an overdue break with precedent and set the stage for more fairness in the taxation of certain forms of electronic commerce. In the case South Dakota vs. Wayfair Inc., argued in Washington, D.C., April 18 and decided June 21, a diverse majority of the court ruled 5-4 that companies need not have a physical presenceŽ in a state to be required to collect and submit that states sales and use taxes. The ruling, which overturns a 1992 case (Quill Corp. v. North Dakota), sensibly recognizes the vast differences in relationships that have developed between sellers and buyers in the internet era. The decision places brick-and-mortar stores on more competitive footing with e-commerce retailers, and recognizes that some state laws „ including one in Florida „ are illogical. Heres the history behind the decision involving Wayfair, an online furniture and decor store: As internet-based companies began to expand market share, many states sought to ensure they were collecting sales taxes from where the products were shipped after purchase. States were joined in that effort by traditional retailers who were, and are, required to collect taxes at the point of purchase and remit them to the state; those retailers also pay state and local taxes on store property. Clearly, these conditions were unfair and outdated, and deprived governments of revenue needed to pay for public safety, education and other necessities. In 1992, North Dakota sued the online office-supply store Quill but was ultimately rebuffed by the Supreme Court, which argued that Quill had to have a physical presence „ stores, offices, whatever „ to be required to collect and remit the states sales tax. The decision led to all sorts of odd circumstances, even though most states exempted online retailers with relatively low sales volume. For instance, in Florida to this date, even big sellers without a physical presence in the Sunshine State dont have to collect and remit the 6 percent sales tax. Some do voluntarily; some dont. Consider this: According to the Florida Department of Revenue: If the selling dealer is not required to or fails to collect sales tax on the sale of taxable tangible personal property made via the Internet, and the merchandise is delivered to a customer located in Florida, the customer (purchaser) is required to pay use tax on the merchandise.Ž In other words, the tax is in effect but reporting is based on the honor system, which isnt exactly honored. That is no way to run a state in the internet era. Last weeks Supreme Court decision found that the Quill decision was flawed on its own terms.Ž It noted that out-of-state online sellers have a significant presence in every state where merchandise is shipped. That presence is established through cable and wireless devices „ a more direct connection than consumers have with traditional stores. The Wayfair ruling makes it imperative for Florida to voluntarily join 23 states in the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement,Ž which will make it easier for companies to comply with what is, finally, the law of the land. Ocala Star-BannerOUR OPINIONCourt ruling long overdueAfter a long discussion, complete with some emotional angst from the public, Leesburg commissioners on Monday committed to spending $2.7 million for a swimming pool in the Susan Street recreation complex area. Heres what Facebook users had to say:Yay...a win for Leesburg.Ž „ Connie Barcus Sartory Oh great right next to the homeless camp, it will be their new bathtub.Ž „ Kristin Sturgis Bad bad choice. That will only draw the Leesburg public. It should have stayed near the lake among the other attractions. Draw more Lake county residents.Ž „ John L. Treadway It would have made more sense to put a new pool in the Venetian Gardens area. Why build a new pool so close to the other pool?Ž „ Christopher Redding What about crime in the area?Ž „ Linda Witt Venetian Gardens would have been the best location. Susan Street is on the same side of town as the Carver pool. Dabney school property wouldnt be a bad location either and would put it on the other side of town.Ž „ Gail Fogal Ostrander Why Susan Street???? Leave it at Venetian Gardens.Ž „ Connie Stanley Woodworth That is a horrible area. Tons of crime. This will not benefit Leesburg. They already have more crime on an annual basis than the rest of the county combined.Ž „ Steve Johnson The pool would interfere with the money making idea of a huge new community building they will charge high rents to use. Think about it ... they want to hide the Leesburg residents using it from their new Villages friends.Ž „ Mark Stapleton I dont mind the Susan Street location. I live in the ghettoŽ so the pool would be walking distance for me.Ž „ Ali Appling Already have one close by. Would be a BEAUTIFUL addition to south end of the city near Venetian Gardens. Except noisy children having fun in the Florida heat may disturb visitors from The Villages.Ž „ Karen Guernsey By Carver or Roger Park would have been the best locations. As a board member on the Titans Swim Team we never compete at pools where they are tucked away in a neighborhood like that. Its either on colleges campuses, connected closely to public schools, or easily accessible from the main roads. But at least this is a step in the right direction.Ž „ Kerri Lyn So many negative comments from people who were not at the meetings. Its easy to voice your negative opinion on social media. I come from that area. Im successful and never been in any trouble. I have classmates from that so called ghetto who are now doctors and lawyers and not to mention fellow educators. Do your part as a citizen and attend these meetings instead of throwing stones from your pretty little glass homes. If you were there then you would know that its more going in that area besides the pool. They are focusing on getting rid of the blight in that area (Birchwood) and connecting all that area together from the city gym all the way to Susan street complex with and entry over near Popeyes. That would get rid of the homeless issue in that little area.Ž „ Brian Hart People like to go to the park and then walk to the pool to cool off. So sad to see the pool go. I have great memories of my swim team days there.Ž „ Kathy Graham Bad plan Leesburg! Its not safe there.Ž „ Toni Carter HawesFACEBOOK FORUMAs a longtime resident of Virginia, I am well aware of its sordid history when it comes to slavery, racism and discrimination. I can still remember colored onlyŽ restrooms, water fountains, poll taxes and African Americans forced to ride in the back of the bus. Virginia public schools in the 1950s were mostly segregated, as they had been since first established in 1870. Segregation was so bad in my home state of Virginia that even Native Americans were largely excluded from public education. It wasnt until 1963, nine years after Brown v. Board of Education, that public schools were open to them. It took another five years before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Charles C. Green et al. v. County School Board of New Kent County, Virginia, that the New Kent School Board had to convert promptly to a [school] system without a white school, and a Negro school, but just schools.Ž This ruling quickened the pace of desegregation in Virginia. What happened last week to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her friends at the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, brought back memories of those unpleasant days, except in this case it wasnt race, but ideology that led to Sanders and her party being expelled from the establishment. A waiter had served their meal, but after learning that Sanders was there, the owner asked her to leave. Sanders tweeted, ...Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.Ž Will the owner begin screening future patrons based on their political ideology and who they voted for in the last election? Those who claim to be defenders of free speech and free association have been strangely quiet about the incident, leading one to believe they support the restaurant owners decision. Liberals and civil rights activists criticized and filed lawsuits against Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker, who refused on religious grounds to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, even though he had baked other kinds of cakes for gay customers. Phillips, who never threw gay customers out of his bakery, later won his case before the Supreme Court. The left was so incensed over last years demonstration by a white supremacist group in Charlottesville, Virginia, that they stepped up their efforts to remove Confederate statues from public places. Last week, after three years of dawdling, the Alexandria City Council voted to expunge the name of Confederate States President Jefferson Davis from the highway, changing it to Richmond Highway. In neighboring Arlington County, Davis name will remain for now, but I suspect not for much longer as that county, too, is dominated by liberal politicians. One doesnt need to have much imagination to predict what would have happened if a gay person, an African American or even a liberal politician had been asked by a conservative restaurant owner to leave because of their sexual orientation, race or ideology. The outcries would have properly come from just about everywhere and lawyers would be lined up to file anti-discrimination lawsuits. Demonstrators outside the restaurant would have quickly followed, probably forcing the place to close, or requiring the owner to issue an apology. As in the case of comedianŽ Michelle Wolf, who made remarks about Sanders smoky eye at this years White House Correspondents Dinner, Sanders continues to demonstrate more class than her critics. Some on the left blame President Trump for the increase in political invective. Sorry, but that doesnt wash. People are responsible for their own behavior and if they think someone is behaving badly, they should demonstrate classier behavior. Like Sarah Sanders continues to do. Readers may email Cal Thomas at OPINIONBigotry returns to Virginia Cal Thomas


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PAGE 9 | Thursday, June 28, 2018 B1 SPORTS NASCAR B4TRUEX OWES LATEST WIN TO SNEAKY CREW CHIEF Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comSummer is a time to relax for many students and recharge their batteries for the upcom-ing school year.Unless, of course, youre a student-athlete.While their friends might be at the beach or at home, camped out in front of an array of video games, football players are in the weight room, grinding their way through conditioning drills, or on the football field taking part in 7-on-7 leagues and summer camps, while baseball and softball players are showcasing their talents on travel-ball teams.Even basketball teams use the summer months to get a head start on the upcoming season.Ten area programs „ five boys teams and five girls teams „ will take to the hard-wood beginning Friday for the Buffalo Team Camp in The Villages. The camp features 22 boys teams „ 16 large var-sity programs (based on size classification) and six small varsity teams „ and eight girls teams who will compete HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOKHoops teams heating up in summer leagueThe Villages Byron Smith drives to the basket as Wildwoods Oscene Mikell (5) defends during a game on Feb. 8 in Wildwood. The Villages and Wildwoods boys teams will play in the Buffalo Team Camp this weekend in The Villages. [PAUL RYAN /CORRESPONDENT] By SAMUEL PETREQUINAP Sports WriterKAZAN, Russia „ Every-one was waiting for Germany to score another late World Cup-saving goal. It never came.Instead, the Germans have become the fourth defend-ing champions in the last five tournaments to be eliminated in the group stage following a 2-0 loss to South Korea on Wednesday.The four-time champions allowed a pair of injury-time goals while knowing a 1-0 vic-tory would have been enough to advance because of the result in the other group match.Its very, very hard to put it into words,Ž said Germany defender Mats Hummels, a member of the team that won in Brazil four years ago. We believed until the end today. Even when it was 0-1, I think we kept trying to turn it all around.ŽGermany ended up last in Group F while Sweden and Mexico advanced to the round of 16. South Korea was also eliminated despite the victory.It was the first time Germany has been knocked out in the first round since 1938, though the team was not allowed to enter the 1950 tournament. Its a dark day for German football,Ž Germany goal-keeper Manuel Neuer said.Even in Yekaterinburg, nearly 500 miles away, the Mexican fans expected Germany to score. They were still in position to advance despite trailing Sweden, but they were waiting „ some with tears in their eyes „ for Germany to do the inevitable and ruin their chances of moving on.Defending champion Germany eliminated Associated PressMIAMI „ The rumor mill is in overdrive, with nuggets such as these: LeBron James has looked at schools in Los Angeles, hes not particularly fond of Houston and hes hugging restaurant diners in Miami. Ah, free agency is back.It technically starts Sunday at 12:01 a.m. EDT in the East, 9:01 p.m. Satur-day out West, but is already well underway everywhere in the sense that everybody is talking about what might happen. James is once again the biggest domino that will fall; he may opt out of his contract, but that doesnt mean hell leave Cleveland „ and he may opt in for nearly Cavs James can dictate marketThe biggest question in NBA free agency: Has LeBron James played his last game in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform? [MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ/AP] Floridas Jordan Matthews hits a walk-off three-run homer to give the Gators a 5-3 win over Texas A&M in the NCAA Super Regiona l on May 26 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The win sent the Gators back to the Womens College World Series. [CYNDI CHAMBERS/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] 10 of the best from Floridas athletic yearPat DooleyGatehouse Media FloridaThis is the University of Florida.There are expectations that are out of this world whether its academics or athletics. Championships? The Gators have had a few. This is Gainesville.Some of us even expect the traffic lights to be synchro-nized. We are still surprised when the humidity makes us sweat when we check the mail and cant believe its actually raining on a summer afternoon.We all want so much. We want celebrations and con-fetti and 72 degrees all year and no traffic on Archer Road. A little greedy? Sure.Greed is good when it comes to the athletic land-scape here in Gainesville. We expect nothing but the best.Which is why a year where Florida made two World Series, the NCAA basketball tournament, won the SEC all-sports award again, won an NCAA title and will finish third in the nation in the all-sports standings once baseball numbers are added in is given a shrug. Meh.It wasnt the best of years because we know what the best looks like. But there were still so many spectacu-lar things that happened its difficult to limit any list.Here are my top 10 moments from this aca-demic year for Gator sports. I could give you a counterlist, the 10 worst moments, but nobody wants to relive the 2017 football season:1. That just happened.Its a difficult pick for No. 1, but it had to be the walk-off, three-run homer that fresh-man Jordan Matthews hit to send Florida to Oklahoma City. It was the last at-bat before the UF stadium was renovated. OK, so maybe it wasnt that tough a pick.2. The bang from Lang.Thats what UF radio announcer Jeff Cardozo called the walk-off homer that sent Florida to Omaha. Austin Langworthy, from nearby Williston, hit a shot that deflected off the glove of Auburn right-fielder Steven Williams to win what might have been the most intense game in McKethan Stadium history in the 11th inning. As a result, Florida went to the College World Series for the fourth straight year.MEMORABLE MOMENTSSee UF, B3 See JAMES, B3 See GERMANY, B3 See NOTEBOOK, B3


B2 Thursday, June 28, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVAUTO RACING 9 p.m. FS1 „ ARCA Series, Scott 150, at Joliet, Ill. 4:55 a.m. (Friday) ESPN2 „ Formula One, Austrian Grand Prix, practice, at Spielberg, Austria GOLF 11 a.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour/PGA of America, KPMG Womens PGA Championship, “ rst round, at Kildeer, Ill. 3 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Quicken Loans National, “ rst round, at Potomac, Md. 4 p.m. FS1 „ USGA, U.S. Senior Open, “ rst round, at Colorado Springs, Colo. 4:30 a.m. (Friday) GOLF „ European PGA Tour, HNA Open de France, second round, at Paris MLB BASEBALL Noon FS-Florida „ Arizona at Miami 3 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers 4 p.m. MLB „ Colorado at San Francisco (joined in progress) 7 p.m. SUN „ Houston at Tampa Bay ESPN „ L.A. Angels at Boston SOCCER 10 a.m. FOX „ FIFA World Cup, Group stage: Group H, Senegal vs. Colombia, at Samara, Russia FS1 „ FIFA World Cup, Group stage: Group H, Japan vs. Poland, at Volgograd, Russia 2 p.m. FOX „ FIFA World Cup, Group stage: Group G, England vs. Belgium, at Kaliningrad, Russia FS1 „ FIFA World Cup, Group stage: Group G, Panama vs. Tunisia, at Saransk, Russia WNBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA „ New York at Washington 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ Los Angeles at Seattle BASEBALL FCSL STANDINGSTEAM W L T GB Leesburg 13 2 .0 „ DeLand 10 8 0 4.5 Sanford 7 10 1 7 Winter Garden 7 10 1 7 Winter Park 7 10 0 7 Seminole 6 10 0 7.5Mondays gamesSeminole 5, Leesburg 1 DeLand 6, Winter Park 5 Winter Garden 12, Sanford 8Tuesdays gamesLeesburg at Seminole, ppd. Winter Garden 2, Sanford 0 Winter Garden 1, Sanford 1, 6 innings DeLand at Winter Park, ppd.Wednesdays gamesDeLand at Leesburg, late Winter Park at Sanford, late Winter Garden at Seminole, lateTodays gamesWinter Garden at Leesburg, 7 p.m. Winter Park at Seminole, 7 p.m. Sanford at DeLand, 7 p.m.Fridays gamesLeesburg at Winter Garden, 6 p.m. Seminole at Winter Park, 7 p.m. DeLand at Sanford, 7 p.m. PRO GOLF PGA TOURQUICKEN LOANS NATIONALSite: Potomac, Md. Course: TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. Yardage: 7,107. Par: 70. Purse: $7.1 million. Winners share: $1,278,000. Television: Today-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel) Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel) 3-6 p.m. (CBS Sports). Defending champion: Kyle Stanley. Last week: Bubba Watson won the T ravelers Championship. FedEx Cup leader: Dustin Johnson. Notes: The tournament, which began in 2007, is in its last year. It is being replaced next year by a new tournament Quicken Loans will sponsor in Detroit that will not involve the Tiger Woods Foundation. ... Because of injury, Woods will have played his event seven times in 12 years. He won in 2009 and 2012, both times when it was held at Congressional. ... The top four players to “ nish in the top 12 who are not already exempt will earn a spot in the British Open. ... Woods remains the biggest draw in golf. However, the tournament features only three of the top 25 in the world ranking. That includes Rickie Fowler (No. 8), who has a personal endorsement with Quicken Loans. ... The course was among the “ rst in the TPC network (TPC Avenel), though the old Kemper Open struggled to attract a good “ eld. It was overhauled and given a new name. ... Mark OMeara won the Senior Players Championship at the new design in 2009. ... Woods has never played the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in competition. ... The strength of “ eld is projected to tie for the weakest this year on the PGA Tour (except for the tournaments held opposite the World Golf Championships). Next week: The Greenbrier Classic. Online: www.pgatour.comLPGA TOURKPMG WOMENS PGA CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Kildeer, Ill. Course: Kemper Lakes GC. Yardage: 6,741. Par: 72. Purse: $3.65 million. Winners share: $547,500. Television: Today-Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Golf Channel) Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (NBC Sports). Defending champion: Danielle Kang. Last week: Nasa Hataoka won the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. Race to CME Globe leader: Ariya Jutanugarn. Notes: The second-oldest LPGA Tour major dates to 1955 when it began as the LPGA Championship. The PGA of America joined with the LPGA Tour in running the event in 2015 and changed the name. ... Kemper Lakes is where the late Payne Stewart won his “ rst major in the 1989 PGA Championship. ... This is the third straight year that the Womens PGA Championship has been held on a course that previously hosted a PGA Championship. The last two years it was held at Olympia Fields (where Walter Hagen won in 1925, Jerry Barber in 1961) and Sahalee (Vijay Singh in 1998). ... Hataokas six-shot victory in Arkansas was the largest margin on the LPGA Tour this season. ... Barring any withdrawals, the Womens PGA features the top 100 players on the LPGA money list for the third straight year in the 156-player “ eld. ... Ariya Jutanugarn, who won the U.S. Womens Open in a playoff, will try to become the “ rst woman to win consecutive majors since Lydia Ko won the Evian Championship at the end of 2015 and the ANA Inspiration at the start of 2016. ... The last player to win consecutive majors in the same year was Inbee Park in 2015 (Womens PGA, Womens British Open). Next week: Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. Online: and www.pga.comPGA TOUR CHAMPIONSU.S. SENIOR OPENSite: Colorado Springs, Colo. Course: The Broadmoor GC. Yardage: 7,264. Par: 70. Purse: $4 million. Winners share: $720,000. Television: Today, 4-9 p.m. (FS1) Friday, 3:308:30 p.m. (FS1) Saturday-Sunday 4-9 p.m. (FS1). Defending champion: Kenny Perry. Last week: Scott McCarron won the American Family Insurance Championship. Schwab Cup leader: Jerry Kelly. Notes: The winner earns a spot in the U.S. Open next year at Pebble Beach. ... John Daly withdrew with a knee injury, while Steve Stricker, who tied for 20th in the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, chose not to play. ... The “ eld includes retired Atlanta B raves pitcher John Smoltz. Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway failed in his bid to qualify. ... Roberto de Vicenzo won the “ rst U.S. Senior Open in 1980 at Winged Foot. ... The “ rst Senior Open was for players 55 or older. The following year, the age was lowered to 50. ... Miller Barber has won the U.S. Senior Open three times, the most of any player. ... Kenny Perry last year became only the sixth multiple champion of the Senior Open. ... Bernhard Langer will be going after his 11th senior major. He won the Senior Open in 2010 and has “ nished in the top 10 six times. ... Allen Doyle, Gary Player and Barber are the only players to win back-to-back in the Senior Open. Next tournament: Constellation Senior Players Championship on July 5-8. Online: and championsEUROPEAN TOURHNA FRENCH OPENSite: Paris. Course: Le National Golf. Yardage: 7,247. Par: 71. Purse: $7 million. Winners share: $1,166,667. Television: Today-Friday, 4:30-10:30 a.m. (Golf Channel) Saturday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Tommy Fleetwood. Last week: Matt Wallace won the BMW International Open. Race to Dubai leader: Patrick Reed. Notes: Le National Golf will host the Ryder Cup at the end of September. ... Justin Thomas is the only American from the Ryder Cup standings who is playing the French Open. It is his “ rst European Tour event since he made his professional debut in the Dunhill Links Championship in 2013. ... The French Open is the “ rst of three consecutive Rolex Series events, followed by the Irish Open and the Scottish Open. ... The “ eld features three of the top 10 in the world with Thomas, Jon Rahm (No. 6) and Tommy Fleetwood (No. 10). ... Graeme McDowell is playing on a career money exemption. He won the French Open in 2013 and 2014. ... The French Open dates to 1906 when Arnaud Massy won by 11 shots. ... The only American winners of the French Open are Walter Hagen, Byron Nelson and Barry Jaeckel. ... Fleetwood won last year by one shot over Peter Uihlein. ... Fleetwood, Rahm, Tyrrell Hatton and Alex Noren are the only Europeans currently among Ryder Cup quali“ ers who are playing the French Open. Next week: Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Online: www.europteantour.comWEB.COM TOURLINCOLN LAND CHARITY CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Spring“ eld, Ill. Course: Panther Creek CC. Yardage: 7,244. Par: 72. Purse: $550,000. Winners share: $99,000. Television: None. Defending champion: Adam Schenk. Last week: Brady Schnell won the Air Capital Classic. Money leader: Sungjae Im. Next week: Lecom Health Challenge. Online: TOURSMENAsian Tour: Queens Cup, Phoenix Gold Golf & CC, Pattaya, Thailand. Defending champion: Nicholas Fung. Online: Challenge Tour: Made in Denmark Challenge, Himmerland Golf & Spa, Farso, Denmark. Defending champion: Oscar Stark. Online: Korean PGA Tour: KPGA Championship, A-One CC, Yangan, South Korea. Defending champion: Jung-gon Hwang. Online: www. Tour: Prasco Charity Championship, TPC Rivers Bend, Cincinnati, Ohio. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: www. Korean LPGA: McCol-Yongpyong Resort Open, Birch Hill GC, Pyeongchang, South Korea. Defending champion: Hye Jin Choi. Online: RYDER CUP 2018 Ryder Cup Points At Le Golf National Guyancourt, France Sept. 28-30, 2018 Through June 24 United States1. Brooks Koepka 8,919.409 2. Dustin Johnson 7,809.297 3. Patrick Reed 7,639.916 4. Justin Thomas 6,727.053 5. Bubba Watson 5,388.024 6. Jordan Spieth 4,819.806 7. Rickie Fowler 4,356.227 8. Bryson DeChambeau 4,196.116 9. Webb Simpson 4,027.534 10. Phil Mickelson 3,979.592 11. Matt Kuchar 3,386.946 12. Brian Harman 3,225.847 13. Tony Finau 2,870.764 14. Xander Schauffele 2,686.408 15. Aaron Wise 2,378.567Europe European Points1. Tyrrell Hatton 3,559,896.72 2. Justin Rose 3,307,263.76 3. Tommy Fleetwood 3,240,727.58 4. Francesco Molinari 3,225,221.47 5. Thorbjorn Olesen 2,358,160.77 6. Rory McIlroy 2,168,607.14 7. Jon Rahm 2,101,638.06 8. Matthew Fitzpatrick 2,029,025.30 9. Ross Fisher 1,789,786.01 10. Rafa Cabrera Bello 1,751,824.93 World Points 1. Justin Rose 290.39 2. Tommy Fleetwood 257.00 3. Jon Rahm 248.36 4. Rory McIlroy 226.56 5. Tyrrell Hatton 202.05 6. Francesco Molinari 193.69 7. Alex Noren 165.56 8. Paul Casey 153.44 9. Matthew Fitzpatrick 138.39 10. Ian Poulter 133.48 PRO BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB New York 52 25 .675 „ Boston 53 27 .663 Tampa Bay 39 40 .494 14 Toronto 37 42 .468 16 Baltimore 23 55 .295 29 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 43 35 .551 „ Minnesota 34 41 .453 7 Detroit 36 44 .450 8 Chicago 27 51 .346 16 Kansas City 24 55 .304 19 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 53 28 .654 „ Seattle 49 31 .613 3 Oakland 42 38 .525 10 Los Angeles 41 39 .513 11 Texas 35 46 .432 18 Tuesdays GamesTampa Bay 1, Washington 0 N.Y. Yankees 6, Philadelphia 0 Seattle 3, Baltimore 2 Boston 9, L.A. Angels 1 Oakland 9, Detroit 7 Houston 7, Toronto 0 Milwaukee 5, Kansas City 1 San Diego 3, Texas 2 St. Louis 11, Cleveland 2 Chicago White Sox 8, Minnesota 4Todays GamesKansas City (Duffy 3-7) at Milwaukee (Suter 8-4), 2:10 p.m. Toronto (Estrada 4-7) at Houston (Keuchel 4-8), 2:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Cessa 0-0) at Philadelphia (E” in 5-2), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (LeBlanc 3-0) at Baltimore (Cobb 2-9), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Heaney 4-5) at Boston (Porcello 9-3), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Manaea 7-6) at Detroit (Fiers 5-4), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (Richard 7-6) at Texas (Minor 5-4), 8:05 p.m. Minnesota (Gibson 2-5) at Chicago White Sox (Shields 2-9), 8:10 p.m. Cleveland (Bieber 2-0) at St. Louis (Flaherty 3-2), 8:15 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Atlanta 45 33 .577 „ Philadelphia 41 36 .532 3 Washington 41 37 .526 4 New York 32 45 .416 12 Miami 32 48 .400 14 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Milwaukee 46 32 .590 „ Chicago 43 34 .558 2 St. Louis 42 36 .538 4 Pittsburgh 37 42 .468 9 Cincinnati 33 46 .418 13 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Arizona 45 34 .570 „ Los Angeles 42 36 .538 2 San Francisco 41 39 .513 4 Colorado 38 41 .481 7 San Diego 36 46 .439 10 Tuesdays GamesTampa Bay 1, Washington 0 N.Y. Yankees 6, Philadelphia 0 Arizona 5, Miami 3 N.Y. Mets 4, Pittsburgh 3, 10 innings Cincinnati 5, Atlanta 3 Milwaukee 5, Kansas City 1 San Diego 3, Texas 2 St. Louis 11, Cleveland 2 Chicago Cubs 9, L.A. Dodgers 4 San Francisco 3, Colorado 2Todays GamesCincinnati (Castillo 5-8) at Atlanta (Newcomb 8-2), 12:10 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 3-7) at Milwaukee (Suter 8-4), 2:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Cessa 0-0) at Philadelphia (E” in 5-2), 7:05 p.m. Arizona (Ray 2-0) at Miami (Chen 2-4), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Nova 4-5) at N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 2-6), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (Richard 7-6) at Texas (Minor 5-4), 8:05 p.m. Cleveland (Bieber 2-0) at St. Louis (Flaherty 3-2), 8:15 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 5-7) at L.A. Dodgers (Wood 3-5), 10:10 p.m. Colorado (Freeland 7-6) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 1-2), 10:15 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Los Angeles -140 Chicago +130 at Atlanta -140 Cincinnati +130 at New York -105 Pittsburgh -105 Arizona -152 at Miami +142 at San Francisco -154 Colorado +144American LeagueMinnesota -137 at Chicago +127 at Houston -230 Toronto +210 Seattle -118 at Baltimore +108 at Boston -142 Los Angeles +132 Oakland -135 at Detroit +125Interleague at Milwaukee -180 Kansas City +165 N.Y. Yankees -128 at Phila. +118 at Texas -130 San Diego +120 at St. Louis -109 Cleveland -101Updated Odds Available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Sent RHP Chris Tillman to Delmarva (SAL) for a rehab assignment. Recalled LHP Donnie Hart from Norfolk (IL). Placed RHP Dylan Bundy on the 10-day DL. BOSTON RED SOX „ Placed RHP Steven Wright on the 10-day DL, retroactive to June 23. Recalled RHP Justin Haley from Pawtucket (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Assigned OF Trayce Thompson outright to Charlotte (IL). Signed RHP Isaiah Carranza to a minor league contract. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Reinstated RHP Dean Deetz from the restricted list and optioned him to Fresno (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS „ Recalled OF Jake Cave from Rochester. Signed LHP J.T. Perez to a minor league contract. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Signed 2B Matt McGarry, RHP Keegan Curtis, 3B Mitchell Robinson and Cs Jack Thoreson and Alex Guerrero to minor league contracts. TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Placed LHP Jonny Venters on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Austin Pruitt from Durham (IL). TEXAS RANGERS „ Recalled INF-OF Ryan Rua from Round Rock (PCL). Placed 1B Ronald Guzmn on the 7-day concussion list. Sent LHP Martin Perez to Hickory (SAL) for a rehab assignment.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Placed RHP Clay Buchholz on the 10-day DL. Reinstated RHP Shelby Miller from the 60-day DL. ATLANTA BRAVES „ Optioned RHP Evan Phillips to Gwinnett (IL). Reinstated RHP Mike Foltynewicz from the 10-day DL. CHICAGO CUBS „ Assigned RHP Shae Simmons outright to Iowa (PCL). Sent RHP Yu Darvish to South Bend (MWL) for a rehab assignment. Placed 3B Kris Bryant and RHP Justin Hancock on the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Duane Underwood Jr. to Iowa. Recalled RHPs Luke Farrell and Dillon Maples and INF David Bote from Iowa. COLORADO ROCKIES „ Sent RHP Carlos Estevez to Albuquerque (PCL) and LHP Mike Dunn and RHP Scott Oberg to Lancaster (Cal) for rehab assignments. MIAMI MARLINS „ Placed LHP Caleb Smith on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Ben Meyer from New Orleans (PCL). Signed SS Osiris Johnson, OF Tristan Pompey, Cs Will Ban“ eld and Cameron Barstad and RHPs Sam Bordner and Justin Evans to minor league contracts. MILWAUKEE BREWERS Placed CF Lorenzo Cain on the 10-day DL. Recalled OF Keon Broxton from Colorado Springs (PCL). NEW YORK METS „ Announced general manager Sandy Alderson is taking a leave of absence for health reasons. Optioned INF Luis Guillorme to Las Vegas (PCL). Recalled RHP Gerson Bautista from Las Vegas. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Signed LHP Trent Shelton to a minor league contract.American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS „ Released OF Jon Nunnally Jr. Signed INF Michael Baca. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS „ Signed INF Chris Jacobs. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES „ Announced RHP Charle Rosario signed with Campeche (Mexican).Can-Am LeagueQUEBEC CAPITALES „ Released INF Steven Figueroa and OF Juan Carlos Avila. ROCKLAND BOULDERS „ Released INF Brandon Martinez.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationWASHINGTON WIZARDS „ Acquired G Austin Rivers from the Los Angeles Clippers for C Marcin Gortat.FOOTBALLCanadian Football LeagueEDMONTON ESKIMOS „ Signed WR Sam Giguere. Added DL Tashon Smallwood to the practice roster.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueMINNESOTA WILD „ Named Tom Kurvers assistant general manager. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS „ Re-signed F Bryan Rust to a four-year contract through 2021-22. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING „ Re-signed F J.T. Miller to a “ ve-year contract through 2022-23.American Hockey LeagueGRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS „ Re-signed RW Matthew Ford to a two-year contract.ECHLREADING ROYALS „ Signed F Jack Riley. WORCESTER RAILERS „ Traded F Nick Saracino to Wheeling for F Nick Sorkin.OLYMPIC SPORTSUSA SWIMMING „ Named Jon Urbanchek national team technical adviser.SOCCERFIFA „ Fined German football federation of“ cials Georg Behlau and Ulrich Voigt $5,040 each for provoking Swedens bench while celebrating victory in a June 23 World Cup game.Major League SoccerATLANTA UUNITED „ Signed M Eric Remedi to a multiyear contract. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES „ Signed D Nick Lima to a multiyear contract.National Womens Soccer LeagueWASHINGTON SPIRIT „ Traded a 2018 international roster spot and future considerations to Portland for a 2019 natural “ rst round draft pick.TENNISATP WORLD TOUR „ Fined Nick Kyrgios $17,500 for inappropriate behavior during the Queens Club tournament last week.COLLEGESSOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE „ Named David Batson assistant commissioner for compliance. BELMONT „ Promoted director of mens basketball operations Tyler Holloway to assistant coach. LA SALLE „ Announced the resignation of mens and womens water polo coach Paul Macht. SAN JOSE STATE „ Named Julius Hodge mens assistant basketball coach. ST. BONAVENTURE „ Promoted assistant mens basketball coach Steve Curran to associate head coach. SOUTH FLORIDA „ Named Michael Kelly athletic director. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 10 3 4 34 34 20 New York City FC 9 3 4 31 32 21 New York Red Bulls 9 4 2 29 33 16 Columbus 7 5 6 27 22 18 New England 6 4 6 24 27 23 Philadelphia 6 7 3 21 20 21 Chicago 5 7 5 20 24 29 Orlando City 6 9 1 19 24 33 Montreal 6 11 0 18 20 31 Toronto FC 4 8 3 15 24 29 D.C. United 2 6 4 10 19 24 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GASporting Kansas City 9 2 5 32 31 16 FC Dallas 8 2 5 29 24 17 Los Angeles FC 8 4 3 27 31 24 Real Salt Lake 7 7 2 23 20 30 Vancouver 6 6 5 23 26 34 Portland 6 3 4 22 20 18 Houston 6 6 3 21 31 24 Los Angeles Galaxy 6 7 2 20 22 23 Minnesota United 5 9 1 16 19 29 Seattle 3 8 3 12 11 18 Colorado 3 9 3 12 19 28 San Jose 2 9 5 11 25 32 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieJune 23Philadelphia 4, Vancouver 0 New York 3, FC Dallas 0 Montreal 2, Orlando City 0 Sporting Kansas City 3, Houston 2 Colorado 3, Minnesota United 2 Chicago 1, Seattle 1, tie San Jose 1, Real Salt Lake 1, tie Los Angeles FC 2, Columbus 0June 24Portland 1, Atlanta United FC 1, tie New York City FC 2, Toronto FC 1Fridays GameFC Dallas at Minnesota United, 8 p.m.Saturdays GamesPortland at Seattle, 4:30 p.m. Orlando City at Atlanta United FC, 7 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Montreal, 7 p.m. D.C. United at New England, 7:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. New York City FC at Chicago, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Los Angeles FC, 8 p.m. LA Galaxy at San Jose, 10 p.m.Sundays GamesNew York at Toronto FC, 4:30 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 7 p.m. FIFA WORLD CUPAll times Eastern 3 points for win, 1 for tie x-advanced to second roundFIRST ROUNDGROUP A W T L GF GA Pts x-Uruguay 3 0 0 5 0 9 x-Russia 2 1 0 8 4 6 Saudi Arabia 1 0 2 2 7 3 Egypt 0 0 3 2 6 0 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 June 20 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Uruguay 1, Saudi Arabia 0 Monday At Samara, Russia Uruguay 3, Russia 0 At Volgograd, Russia Saudi Arabia 2, Egypt 1 GROUP B W T L GF GA Pts x-Spain 1 2 0 6 5 5 x-Portugal 1 2 0 5 4 5 Iran 1 1 1 2 2 4 Morocco 0 1 2 2 4 1 June 15 At St. Petersburg, Russia Iran 1, Morocco 0 At Sochi, Russia Portugal 3, Spain 3, tie June 20 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Portugal 1, Morocco 0 At Kazan, Russia Spain 1, Iran 0 Monday At Kaliningrad, Russia Spain 2, Morocco 2 At Saransk, Russia Iran 1, Portugal 1 GROUP C W T L GF GA Pts x-France 2 1 0 3 1 7 x-Denmark 1 2 0 2 1 5 Peru 1 0 2 2 2 3 Australia 0 1 2 2 5 1 June 16 At Kazan, Russia France 2, Australia 1 At Saransk, Russia Denmark 1, Peru 0 June 21 At Samara, Russia Denmark 1, Australia 1, tie At Ekaterinburg, Russia France 1, Peru 0 Tuesday At Moscow (Luzhniki) Denmark 0, France 0, tie At Sochi, Russia Peru 2, Australia 0 GROUP D W T L GF GA Pts x-Croatia 3 0 0 7 1 9 x-Argentina 1 1 1 3 5 4 Nigeria 1 0 2 3 4 3 Iceland 0 1 2 2 5 1 June 16 At Moscow (Spartak) Argentina 1, Iceland 1, tie At Kaliningrad, Russia Croatia 2, Nigeria 0 June 21 At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Croatia 3, Argentina 0June 22 At Volgograd, RussiaNigeria 2, Iceland 0 Tuesday At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Croatia 2, Iceland 1 At St. Petersburg, Russia Argentina 2, Nigeria 1 GROUP E W T L GF GA Pts Brazil 1 1 0 3 1 4 Switzerland 1 1 0 3 2 4 Serbia 1 0 1 2 2 3 Costa Rica 0 0 2 0 3 0 June 17 At Samara, Russia Serbia 1, Costa Rica 0 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Brazil 1, Switzerland 1, tie June 22 At St. Petersburg, Russia Brazil 2, Costa Rica 0 At Kaliningrad, Russia Switzerland 2, Serbia 1 Today 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 2 0 0 3 1 6 Germany 1 0 1 2 2 3 Sweden 1 0 1 2 2 3 Republic of (South) Korea 0 0 2 1 3 0 June 17 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Mexico 1, Germany 0 June 18 At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Sweden 1, Republic of (South) Korea 0 June 23 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Mexico 2, Republic of (South) Korea 1 At Sochi, Russia Germany 2, Sweden 1 Wednesday 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 x-Belgium 2 0 0 8 2 6 x-England 2 0 0 8 2 6 Tunisia 0 0 2 3 7 0 Panama 0 0 2 1 9 0 June 18 At Sochi, Russia Belgium 3, Panama 0 At Volgograd, Russia England 2, Tunisia 1 June 23 At Moscow (Spartak) Belgium 5, Tunisia 2June 24At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia England 6, Panama 1 Thursday 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 1 0 4 3 4 Senegal 1 1 0 4 3 4 Colombia 1 0 1 4 2 3 Poland 0 0 2 1 5 0 June 19 At Saransk, Russia Japan 2, Colombia 1 At Moscow (Spartak) Senegal 2, Poland 1 June 24 At Ekaterinburg, Russia Japan 2, Senegal 2 At Kazan, Russia Colombia 3, Poland 0 Thursday At Samara, Russia Senegal vs. Colombia, 10 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Japan vs. Poland, 10 a.m.SECOND ROUND Saturday At Kazan, RussiaFrance vs. Argentina, 10 a.m.At Sochi, RussiaUruguay vs. Portugal, 2 p.m.Sunday, July 1 At MoscowSpain vs. Russia, 10 a.m.At Nizhny Novgorod, RussiaCroatia vs. Denmark, 2 p.m.Monday, July 2 At Samara, RussiaFirst-place “ nisher in Group E vs. second place in Group F, 10 a.m.At Rostov-on-Don, Russia1st G vs. 2nd H, 2 p.m.Tuesday, July 3 At St. Petersburg, Russia1F vs. 2E, 10 a.m.At Moscow1H vs. 2G, 2 p.m.QUARTERFINALSFriday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7By Eddie PellsAP National WriterOn the pitchers mound, John Smoltz never shied away from pressure.This week, the man considered by some to be the most clutch post-season pitcher in baseball history finds himself deal-ing with an entirely new sort of stress.The Hall of Famer qualified for a spot in the U.S. Senior Open, which starts today in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Instead of delivering the nasty stuff, hell be trying to avoid it on a Broadmoor East Course that ate up the seniors 10 years ago for this tournament „ won by Eduardo Romero, whose 6 under was one of only three scores in the red for the week.I love pressure,Ž Smoltz said in an interview earlier this month, shortly after he won a three-man playoff to qualify. But I dont think people understand this is a different kind of pressure. This has more to do with the difference between what Im accustomed to doing on a daily basis of average golf versus what this tournament is, which is One bad swing, and see ya.Ž Only out of sheer bore-dom while playing Class A ball in Florida did Smoltz wander out to the golf course where, like all the other sports he played, he taught himself.He got good and, as his baseball career pro-gressed, he found himself playing on off days with his Atlanta Braves teammates.Yet as a signal of how oblivious he was to the etiquette and history of the game, he thought it would be funny to use an exploding golf ball for his first tee shot as a guest at the storied San Francisco Golf Club, where Jerry Royster and Rick Mahler asked him to join them.Were standing there with all the caddies, the pros. Nobody laughed,Ž Smoltz said. Rick was so embarrassed. I was so naive. He looked at me and said, I dont care who you are, just pray to God youre ever able to play this place again.ŽAs one of greatest con-trol pitchers in the history of the game, Smoltz says there are some elements of baseball that transfer over to golf „ namely keeping his weight back to create leverage and power for the pitch or the swing.But the mental parts of these games, in Smoltzs view, are completely different.In baseball, its having this tunnel where youre throwing to a catcher. In golf, theres all this space and awareness of whats out there,Ž he said. Thats why maybe I hit better shots out of the woods, where its narrow shots through a small gap. Im more in my element.Ž The man who has played in five World Series, pitched in 41 post-season games, posted 213 overall wins as a starter and recorded 154 saves as a reliever understands that dominance on the dia-mond does not mean hell have the stuff to seriously contend with Bernhard Langer, Vijay Singh and Colin Montgomerie.Then again, Smoltz wouldnt be Smoltz if he didnt set the bar high.People who know me say, Youre going there to win it,Ž he said. Well, cmon. Within reality, I want to compete and see how well I can do. If I make the cut, that would be unreal. But I expect to. I dont expect to go there and shoot 85-86. That would be a hollow experi-ence if I cant go there and figure out how to play the golf course.ŽPressure pitch: Smoltz to tee up at US Senior Open

PAGE 11 | Thursday, June 28, 2018 B33. The heave to Cleve.If this play had propelled Florida to another SEC East title, it night have been No. 1. At the time, it was perhaps the most exciting single play in the history of The Swamp. Feleipe Franks fired the ball down the field on the games final play against Tennes-seeto wide receiverTyrie Cleveland „who was BEHIND THE DEFENSE! It was the highlight of a sad season.4. The clean sweepFor the first time ever, Florida walked away with both big trophies at the SEC track and field cham-pionships in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Gators also won the national title in the NCAA indoors, so consider this a triple celebration.5. Season to remember.Floridas volleyball team had a special season, losing only once heading into the NCAA Tournament. There, the Gators got all the way to the final, beating Stanford late at night 3-2 before losing to Nebraska.6. Chiozza the thief.There were a lot of great moments on the basketball court, but the one that stood out came in Columbia, Missouri early in the SEC season. Chris Chiozza stole the ball, dribbled the length of the court and dropped it in to give Florida a huge win. How many times did you watch it?7. Caeleb Dressel has gills.You pick the moment. Was it when Dressel became the first human to break 18 seconds in the 50 free at the NCAA meet or when he became the first human to break 40 seconds in the 100 free? Go ahead and choose.8. The day of days.It was Aug. 25 and football wasnt quite here yet, but the campus was abuzz anyway. On that day, Florida beat the No. 1 team in volleyball (Texas) and the No. 1 team in soccer (Stanford). Anybody else?9. Witnessing history.Florida had a pair of sellouts last year in gym-nastics and one of them was for defending champion Oklahoma. All the Gators did was win by the slim-mest of margins against the nations No. 1 team. All Alex McMurtry did was become the first Gator to record two 10s in a single meet.10. Its a tie.Lets put all of these in the final spot so we dont forget anything that happened:€ Jackson Kowars 13 strikeouts in a CWS elim-ination game win against Texas.€ The mens golf team turning in a school record 42-under to win its NCAA regional led by individual champ Andy Zhang.€ Senior Day for Gator basketball that was the perfect send off with a rout of Kentucky.€ Florida winning its NCAA mens tennis match on the final court with captain McClain Kessler winning the deciding match against Ole Miss to send the Gators to the Elite Eight. UFFrom Page B1Florida receiver Tyrie Cleveland makes the game-winning touchdown catch against Tennessee at Ben Hill Grif“ n Stadium on Sept. 16, 2017. The Gators won 26-20. [BRAD MCCLENNY/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] $36 million next season, but that doesnt mean hes certain to be staying, either.Boston guard Kyrie Irving has a word for these days: Pre-agency.Thats actually a title to describe whats going on now,Ž Irving said. But yeah, we know that 12 a.m. July 1st, thats when it just starts getting nutty.Ž James is hardly the only person who will create that nuttiness.Paul George has a deci-sion to make about his future; stay in Oklahoma City or move on, with the Los Angeles Lakers believed to be his dream destination. San Antonio has big decisions to make about Kawhi Leonard; they can take a risk and keep him for the final year of his contract, offer him a new deal or trade him elsewhere. And what happens in their cases will surely impact what James does, much in the same way the Chris Bosh deci-sion in 2010 helped really pave the way for him to go to Miami.Thing is, nobody knows whatll happen. Hence, the intrigue.Thats the challenge in this league,Ž James said during the NBA Finals, when his Cavaliers were swept by Golden State. I think every GM and every president and every coach-ing staff is trying to figure out how they can make up the right matchups to com-pete for a championship and win a championship.ŽThe Los Angeles Lakers will have about $61 million in cap space; half the league might not have any. So this summer, with cap space for most teams at a premium, the biggest moves might have to come through trades. Houston will look to add James as well in an effort to find the formula that will supplant the Warriors. But Rockets star James Harden, the NBAs MVP, didnt sound like he would be clamoring for James to come to Houston.I dont think there is a piece that we need to bring in or take away,Ž Harden said. Were great with what we have.Ž JAMESFrom Page B1Thats when South Korea stepped up.Kim Young-gwon scored the first goal in the third minute of injury time, a goal that sent the Koreans cheering in Kazan and the Mexicans delirious in Yekaterinburg. Originally called out for offside, the goal was given after video review.Son Heung-min made it 2-0 in the sixth minute of stoppage time after Neuer came up the field to help his teammates outside the South Korea box. Son tapped the ball into an empty net after a long pass from Ju Se-jong.Besides Germany this year, France in 2002, Italy in 2010 and Spain in 2014 were the previous defending champions to get eliminated in the group stage.We deserved to be eliminated,Ž Germany coach Joachim Loew said. For us, this is a huge disappointment. But we have young play-ers who are talented and have the potential to go forward. It happened to other nations before. We need to draw the right conclusions.ŽAll four teams in the group had a chance to advance in games that were being played simultaneously, but Swedens 3-0 lead over Mexico put Germany in prime position to move on as well -if the Ger-mans could score against the South Koreans.That was the problem, for Germany. Loew had changed his line-up to mix youth with experience, calling back Hummels, Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil while also fielding Niklas Suele and new Bayern signing Leon Goretzka. Suele made his first World Cup appearance as a replacement for Jerome Boateng.Germany made a nervous start, playing slower than it usually does to avoid being vul-nerable on the break. But the strategy did not bring much success in the first half. Loew brought on sub-stitutes Mario Gomez and Thomas Mueller on either side of the 60-minute mark but his players kept giving the ball away, with most of their attacking combinations lacking precision and speed.Gomez had a decent header stopped by goal-keeper Jo Hyeon-woo in the 68th minute and could not properly con-nect with a low cross from Joshua Kimmich in the 72nd as Germanys hopes vanished.We did not deserve to be winning the title once again,Ž Loew said.GROUP DYNAMICSGermany ended up last in a group it expected to win. But the team never really seemed to recover from its opening 1-0 loss to Mexico.South Korea lost its opening two matches but still entered the game with a chance to advance. It did its part by beating Germany, but Swedens 3-0 victory over Mexico allowed the Swedes to win the group ahead of the second-place Mexicans.HISTORYGermany had made it to the quarterfinals at the past nine World Cups, and reached at least to the semifinals at every tournament since 2002.LOEWS FUTURELoew, who guided Germany to the title at the 2014 World Cup after a routing host Brazil 7-1 in the semifi-nals, said it was too early to talk about his future with the national team.We need a couple of hours to see things clearly,Ž Loew said. The disappointment is deep inside me.Ž GERMANYFrom Page B1in pool play on Friday and Saturday, with a single-elimination tournament on Sunday.There is also a division for junior varsity teams.Boys games will be played at The Villages Charter High School, as well as at The Villages Charter Elementary School 4th/5th Grade Center and the Middle School. All girls games will be played at The Villages Charter Inter-mediate Center Gym.Local boys teams include: The Villages, Lake Minneola, South Sumter, Tavares in the Large Varsity division, with defending Class 1A state champion Wild-wood playing in the Small Varsity competition. Area girls teams in the camp are: back-to-back Class 1A state champion Wild-wood, Leesburg, The Villages, South Sumter and Umatilla.Other prominent boys programs taking part in the camp include: Orlando Dr. Phillips, Orlando Evans, Orlando Bishop Moore, and Ocoee Central Florida Christian Academy. Dr. Phillips, Evans and Bishop Moore are traditional big-school powerhouses, and CFCA played for the FHSAA Class 2A state champion-ship in March. Play begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday at all facilities. Defending Class 1A state champion Wildwood plays Ocala St. John Lutheran on Court 1 at the 4th/5th Grade Center in a small varsity game. In the Large Varsity division, Lake Minneola and Tavares will play at 9:30 a.m. on Court 1 at the Middle School.In girls play, The Villages will kick off the action at 8:30 a.m. with a game against Auburndale Jordan Christian Prep.Sundays tournament bracket will be determined from the results of pool play. Games and game times for the tour-nament will be announced on Saturday.A tournament pass, which allows for admission to every game on each day, is $12, and can be purchased only on Friday. Day passes, which cover each game played on a given day, is $5 and will be sold each day.White signs with Pasco-HernandoOtto White was the proverbial straw that stirred the Lake Minneola offense last season.Now, the 5-foot-10 point guard is getting his reward.The formers Hawks standout, who graduated in May, signed a national letter of intent recently to play at Pasco-Hernando State College in New Port Richey. Behind Whites on-court leadership, the Hawks get off to a 6-1 start in 2017-18.Injuries and a grueling schedule, which included games against two time Class 6A state cham-pion Leesburg and vastly improved Eustis sent the Hawks into a second-half tailspin and a 12-14 record for the season.White averaged eight points and three assists as a senior.Sorrento golfer places 4thSorrento teenager Daniel Core turned in a solid performance at the Western Junior Golf Championship earlier this month at the Evanston Golf Club in Skokie, Illinois, finishing in a tie for fourth place.The tournament was shortened to 36 holes, due to heavy rains.Core carded a two-day total of 136, 4-under par, three shots behind winner Jeff Doty. Core, a graduate of Circle Christian School in Winter Park, had nine birdies and one eagle over the first two rounds at the 6,800-yard parkland-style golf course.He was one of only 44 players to survive the cut at 2-over par.Core will attend Colum-bia University this fall.The Western Junior Golf Championship is considered one of the nations top tournaments for young golfers. Past winners include, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickel-son and Matt Kuchar also played in the event. NOTEBOOKFrom Page B1Germanys players walk off the pitch as South Koreas Ju Se-jong, front, celebrates after the Group F match between South Korea and Germany at the World Cup in Kazan, Russia, on Wednesday. [LEE JIN-MAN/AP]


B4 Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Feb.11: ClashatDaytona(BradKeselowski) Feb.15: Can-AmDuelatDaytona(RyanBlaneyand ChaseElliott) Feb.18: Daytona500(AustinDillon) Feb.25: FoldsofHonor500atAtlanta(KevinHarvick) March4: Kobalt400atLasVegas(KevinHarvick) March11: CampingWorld500(k)atPhoenix(Kevin Harvick) March18: AutoClub400atFontana(MartinTruexJr.) March26: STP500atMartinsville(ClintBowyer) A pril8: OReillyAutoParts500atTexas(KyleBusch) A pril15: FoodCity500atBristol(KyleBusch) A pril21: ToyotaOwners400atRichmond(KyleBusch) A pril29: Geico500atTalladega(JoeyLogano) May6: AAA400atDover(KevinHarvick) May12: GoBowling400atKansas(KevinHarvick) May19: All-StarRaceatCharlotte(KevinHarvick) May27: Coca-Cola600atCharlotte(KyleBusch) June3: Pocono400(MartinTruexJr.) June10: FireKeepersCasino400atMichigan (ClintBowyer) June24: Toyota/SaveMart350atSonoma (MartinTruexJr.) July1: Chicago400atChicagoland July7: CokeZero400atDaytona July14: QuakerState400atKentucky July22: NewHampshire301 July29: Pennsylvania400atPocono Aug.5: 355attheGlen,atWatkinsGlen Aug.12: PureMichigan400 Aug.18: NightRaceatBristol Sept.2: Southern500atDarlington Sept.9: Brickyard400atIndianapolis Sept.16: LasVegas400 Sept.22: FederatedAutoParts400atRichmond Sept.30: BankofAmerica500(k)atCharlotteroad course Oct.7: Delaware400atDover Oct.14: Alabama500atTalladega Oct.21: HollywoodCasino400atKansas Oct.28: FirstData500atMartinsville Nov.4: Texas500 Nov.11: Can-Am500(k)atPhoenix Nov.18: FordEcoBoost400atHomestead NASCARTHISWEEK FEUDOFTHEWEEK SPEEDFREAKSAfewquestionswe hadtoaskourselvesCUPSTANDINGS WHATSONTAP QUESTIONS&ATTITUDECompellingquestions...and maybeafewactualanswersGODWINSPICKS FORCHICAGOLAND 2018SCHEDULEANDWINNERS 12345678910 KENWILLISTOP10NASCARDRIVERRANKINGSKEVIN HARVICK Willregain winning formulasoon KYLEBUSCH Will“nish thirdat Chicagoland MARTIN TRUEXJR. Dontpit!Ž CLINT BOWYER Middlename isEdward KURTBUSCH HisCubsare intownthis weekend BRAD KESELOWSKI Twicea winner,always afactorat Chicago JOEY LOGANO Thinks Jolietwas Romeos lover DENNY HAMLIN 27starts withouta win ARIC ALMIROLA Doingwell, canhetake thenext step? TheDaytonaBeachNews-JournalsGodwin Kelly&KenWillishavecoveredNASCARfor nearly60yearscombined.godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.comken.willis@news-jrnl.comMOTORMOUTHS PODCASTWerequicklygainingground onthemidwaypointofthe2018 season,andtheboysinthepod arehalfwayexcited. Tuneinonlineat w daytonamotormouths CHASE ELLIOTT 0-for-93, butwhos counting? Wevebeenknowntodownplay fuelmileageŽwinshere.What aboutapitstrategyŽvictory? GODSPEAK: Sonomahasalways beenabouttrackposition.Truex &Co.createdabettermouse traptocrushthe“eldlast Sunday. KENSCALL: Brilliant,Isay.Its thelatestunintended(?)consequenceofstage-racin.Cant waittoseecrewchiefsout-think themselvesatWatkinsGlen. A nychancewhatsoverwe“nally getasurprisewinnerthisweek? Ifso,who? GODSPEAK: Ihavethrowninthe towelonsurprisewinners.Now thequestioniswhichcar„No. 4,No.18,No.78„willwinat Chicagoland? KENSCALL: Doubtful.Butif someonejumpsoutofnowhere towin...oh,wait...wouldJimmie beconsideredasurprise? WINNER: MartinTruexJr. RESTOFTOP5: KevinHarvick, KyleBusch,KyleLarson,Denny Hamlin FIRSTONEOUT: TyDillon DARKHORSE: JamieMcMurray DONTBESURPRISEDIF: This seasonscycleofstreakywins continueswithTruexwinning twostraight. DANIELSUAREZVS.JIMMIE JOHNSON: Whilebattlingfor position,SuarezsaidJohnson dumpedŽhimduringalast-lap battleformerecrumbs„speci“cally,an11th-place“nish. GODWINKELLYSTAKE: Weare lookingattwodriverswhoare havingdif“cultseasons.One moreincidentcouldigniteabrouhahabetweenthesetwo.Keep the“reextinguishershandy! CUPSERIES: Overtons400 SITE: ChicagolandSpeedway(1.5-mile oval) TVSCHEDULE: Saturday,practice(NBC SportsNetwork,11:30a.m.and2p.m.), qualifying(NBCSportsNetwork,7p.m.). Sunday,race(NBCSportsNetwork,coveragebeginsat2p.m.;green”ag,2:45p.m.) XFINITY: Overtons300 SITE: ChicagolandSpeedway SCHEDULE: Friday,practice(NBCSports Network,4:30p.m.and7:30p.m.)Saturday,qualifying(NBCSportsNetwork,12:30 p.m.),race(NBCSportsNetwork,3:30 p.m.) CAMPINGWORLDTRUCKS: Overtons225 SITE: ChicagolandSpeedway TVSCHEDULE: Friday,race(FoxSports1, 9p.m.) 1.KyleBusch696 2.KevinHarvick624 3.JoeyLogano584 4.BradKeselowski554 5.MartinTruexJr.546 6.ClintBowyer544 7.KurtBusch524 8.DennyHamlin505 9.KyleLarson472 10.AricAlmirola471 11.RyanBlaney466 12.JimmieJohnson419 13.ChaseElliott411 14.ErikJones376 15.AlexBowman363 16.RickyStenhouseJr.346 17.PaulMenard338 18.AustinDillon313 19.DanielSuarez290 20.WilliamByron289 THREETHINGSTOWATCHSONOMA THREETHINGSWELEARNED1.Hello,DaleJr.Afterbeingmostly outofsightsince hislastNASCARCup SeriesraceatHomesteadinNovember, DaleEarnhardtJr. willspreadhiswings onthenewchapter ofhisracinglifeas atelevisioncommentatorforNBC Sportsthisweekend. FoxSportsendedits 16-raceopeningrun andhashandedoff toNBC,whichtakes thereinsalltheway toSouthFlorida.It willbeinteresting toseewhattheTV ratingslooklikenext week.2.Noaero makeoverIncaseyoumissed it,NASCARsaidit wonttrytojamthe aeropackageusedin theAll-StarRaceinto anymoreraceson 1.5-miletracksthis season.Thepackage includedrestrictor platesandlarge rearspoilers,which bunchedthe“eld duringtheAll-Star run.NASCARof“cials saidthepackage issomethingthat couldworkŽandsaid fanswillseemoreof itinthe2019season.3.PointracingIthasbecomepainfullyobviousthat the2018seasonis athree-drivershow amongKevinHarvick,KyleBuschand MartinTruexJr.They havewon12ofthe “rst16races.With onlysixdriverswinningCupSeriesraces sofarand10racesto go,moredriversare takingacloserlook attheirpoints.Alex Bowman,currently 15thinpoints,isthe pointsbubbleman withRickyStenhouse Jr.andPaulMenard hotonhistail.„GodwinKelly, godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.comDaleEarnhardt Jr.willmake histelevision announcingdebut thisweekendfor NBC.[AP/STEVEHELBER] 1.EvilgeniusNASCARhasanew evilgeniusincrew chiefColePearn, whofakedapit-stop callthatledMartin TruexJr.toarunawaywinatSonoma. Itstough,ŽPearn said.Everybody issogoodinthis, itsometimestakes somethingdifferent tomixitupandpull oneout.Ž2.PoleslideKyleLarsonstarted fromthepoleat Sonoma,ledtwolaps andthenvanished intothec rowdover the1.99-mileroad course.The25-yearolddriverwas slippingandsliding and“nished14th. Afterfourstraight top-10“nishes, Larsonsaveragein hislasttwostartsis 21st.3.BrotherlyloveAttheendof Sundaysrace,Kurt Buschwastrying toholdoffyounger brotherKylefor “fth-placehonors. Hefailed.Wewere atop-“vecarand couldntquitehold offmylittlebrother attheend,ŽsixthplaceKurtsaid. WebattledƒIwas hopingwecouldcontendforawin.Ž„GodwinKelly, godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.comMartinTruexJr.raisesthetrophyafteraneasy Sonomavictory,thankstoapitcallfromcrew chiefColePearn.[AP/BENMARGOT] IsJuniortheanswer?Itobviouslydependsonthequestion,but assumingweretalkingTVratings,no hesnot.ButJuniorEarnhardtsdebutthis weekaspartofNBCsbroadcastteamwill atleastbeapartialanswer,giventhat hessuretoattractsomeviewerswho areeitherhugeJuniorfansormaybejust wanttoseehowhetransitionstothisnew role.Aswevelearnedinrecentyears,hes thoughtfulandhonest,soassuminghecan wedgehiscommentaryintothatc rowded booth,hellprobablybeverygood.Noadditionalplates?Afterexperimentingwithplate-racininthe All-StarRace,everyonewassuddenlybig oncontrivedpack-racingandlookingto additatothertracks.Theassumptionwas, morewouldcomenextyear.Butsome startedclamoringforpushingtheplates intomore2018races.Intheend,nope, wonthappen,whichlikelymeanstheteam ownerslookedattheexpensesinvolved and”exedtheircollectivemuscle.„KenWillis,

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PAGE 17 | Thursday, June 28, 2018 C1 SCENETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comBy Linda FloreaCorrespondentWhat better way to celebrate the Americas independence than with a British musical parody? None you say? Then get your tickets to SpamalotŽ opening Friday at the Historic State Theatre and enjoy some Monty Python craziness. Also this weekend, Elvis, the American icon, will be portrayed by tribute artists at the Mount Dora Community Building Friday and Saturday with a concert and contest. Spamalot The Bay Street Players rendition of Monty Pythons musical parody SpamalotŽ opens Friday and plays until July 15 at the Historic State Theatre, 109 N. Bay St. In a uniquely irreverent method, the play tells the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and how they came to be. Rude Frenchmen, can-can dancers, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, killer rabbits, catapulting cows, and the somewhat odd knights who say niŽ are just part of the adventures and dangers awaiting King Arthur and his knights of the very, very, very round table in their quest for the holy grail. Lovingly ripped off from the motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail,Ž SpamalotŽ is a Broadway hit and irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend. Details: Alice Meets Wonderland The Melon Patch Youth Program is holding auditions for "Alice Meets Wonderland" from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Melon Patch Theatre, 311 N. 13th St., Leesburg. The production will run from July 27-29. Details: melonpatchplayers.cor. The Ultimate Elvis Contest Festival There are two Elvis tributes at the Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker St. this weekend. An Evening with Elvis features last years contest winners, Michael Cullipher and Cote Deonath in concert, backed by The Crew Band, Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $25. The Ultimate Elvis Contest Festival preliminary and final rounds are Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. The finals are 7 p.m. Seats are $15 to $25. Details: UpcomingSWEET CHARITYThe Icehouse Players in Mount Dora present Sweet CharityŽ July 13 to Aug. 5. Its 1966. Will dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine find true love at last with a shy accountant named Oscar? Songs include Big Spender,Ž If They Could See Me Now,Ž and Theres Gotta Be Something Better Than This."ON STAGEFor the holiday, Spamalot to Elvis Area teems with Fourth of July celebrationsBy Linda Florea CorrespondentThe Fourth of July will be observed with events from Sunday to Wednesday with patriotic celebrations, parades, fireworks and fun … lots and lots of fun. Events kick off Sunday in Eustis with the Eustis Hometown Celebration from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Mount Dora lights the fireworks at Elizabeth Evans Park on Tuesday and follows with the Independence Day Parade on Wednesday morning. Get to Venetian Gardens in Leesburg for the party and fireworks from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Watch the Leesburg Lightning play the River Rats at 5:30 p.m., enjoy the city pool for free from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., cool off with free ice cream at 6 p.m., and end the day with fireworks. Clermont celebrates Wednesday with Red, White and Boom at Waterfront Park from 5 to 10 p.m. Groveland has a change of venue this year for its Star Spangled Spectacular, featuring dueling fireworks, music, and some new activities along with traditional fun. While The Villages may not be shooting off fireworks Wednesday, there is plenty going on at the three town squares from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Enjoy your Independence Day at one or several of the celebrations this week. Eustis The Eustis Hometown Celebration is from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday at Ferran Park. There will be live music from Eli Mosley, vendors, food, a kids zone with bounce houses, water slides, a face painter and balloon animals. Arts and crafts are at the Eustis Historical Museum and the Lake Eustis Museum of Art. The Eustis Aquatic Center will be open for free, with open-swim and splash pad use from 1 to 7 p.m. The night will be capped off at 9:30 p.m. with fireworks over Lake Eustis. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Pets are permitted but must remain on a leash. Mount Dora Freedom on the Waterfront at Elizabeth Evans Park begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 3. Festivities begin with live music by the Army Band, kids activities and fireworks at dusk. The Independence Day Parade begins 10 a.m. Wednesday through downtown Mount Dora. It begins at the corner of Donnelly and Seventh streets and goes to Charles Avenue. Clermont Red, White and Boom takes over Waterfront Park in Clermont from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday. There is free admission, family activities and live music. Bring a blanket and enjoy LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT SCENEOn Tap this weekend By Dana Barbuto More Content NowYou will need to buy the jumbo popcorn to get through the 128 minutes of near-miss deaths, jump scares and dino carnage that devours Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.Ž Or maybe youll need to munch on the buttery, salty treat to endure the boredom that eventually sets in when the totally implausible story craps out and devolves into just another hauntedhouse flick. Where is Steven Spielbergs adventurous spirit when you need it? At least this time Bryce Dallas Howard gets to run around in sensible boots instead of spike heels. Small miracles. Director J.A. Bayona (The ImpossibleŽ) „ working from a script by Jurassic WorldŽ director Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly „ sets the course for mayhem in an opening sequence showing two dudes piloting an underwater vehicle, searching for the remains of the gigantic Indominus rex that met its demise in the last movie. Relax, if there were anything in here wed be dead by now,Ž one character says. You can guess what happens next. Fast-forward three years. A volcano threatens to erupt, wiping out whatever is left on Isla Nublar, namely any of the dinosaurs that survived the events in World.Ž Howards Claire runs the grassroots Dinosaur Protection MOVIE REVIEWPaleo pandemonium breaks out in Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomChris Pratt re-connects with his old friend, the velociraptor Blue in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.Ž [UNIVERSAL STUDIOS] Eustis gets the July 4 holiday started Sunday with a festival and “ reworks at Ferran Park. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomŽCast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, James Cromwell, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith. (PG-13 for intense sequences of science-“ ction violence, peril) Grade: C+ See REVIEW, C3 See TAP, C3


C2 Thursday, June 28, 2018 | MUSIC & BOOKSBy Mesfin FekaduThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ While trends in music are ever-changing, Ne-Yo knows one thing: Hes the love songŽ guy, and hes fine with that. The R&B star released his seventh album on June 8 and said he was nervous about putting out a new project at a time when SoundCloud rap, mumble rap and alternative R&B dominates on radio and streaming platforms. That had me a little worried initially just because the industrys changed. The sound has changed, the look has changed. Its a new day and a new time and I was honestly really concerned about where do I fit in this thing now?Ž the 38-year-old said. Its like almost taboo to talk about love all of a sudden,Ž added the Grammy winner, who has written hits for Beyonce and Rihanna. Its gotta be about sex and money and how much drugs you sell. And mind you, I aint knocking nobody, Im a fan of a lot of it. I just feel like that helped me realize where my place is in this thing. Im the love song guy.Ž In an interview with The Associated Press, he talked about his music, the #MeToo movement and more.AP: People are wondering, Where does that kind of R&B artist, like Ne-Yo or Mary J. Blige, or even K. Michele, “ t in?Ž Ne-Yo: Urban AC (adult contemporary radio), thats where it falls. The “ rst single that we put out, Good Man,Ž its not necessarily traditionally an R&B sound ... and even yet and still, because the song is talking about being a good man or whatever the case may be, (it went) straight to the Urban AC. AP: Youve been pushing this Good ManŽ movement. Were you a bad boy before or have you always been a good man? Ne-Yo: If I was a bad boy before, I was the best version of the bad boy ...Even when I was moving around a bunch of chicks, groupies and all that stuff, I was never the cat kicking chicks out my room at 5 oclock in the morning. AP: You were always respectful? Ne-Yo: Even if it was a small level of respect. Because I give respect the way you demand it. As a woman, youre supposed to demand respect and if you dont, well clearly you didnt want it. So even in the realm of that, there was always a small level of respect that you have to give just because its another human being. You know, I dont want nobody kicking me out no hotel at 5 oclock in the morning. AP: Youve always been supportive of women. Whats it like to see the #MeToo grow so rapidly? Ne-Yo: Im really happy about it. Women get a bad rep, and its been like forever that women been getting a bad rep. Black people, we got it bad, but the worst thing in the world to be would be a black woman. Like a double whammy, like you gon have to work your (butt) off to get crumbs as a black woman. To see whats happening right now with #MeToo and Times Up and all that, Im happy about it. Because its true. Respect is not optional.All heartNe-Yo on state of R&B, being the love song guy and #MeTooNe-Yo poses April 12 in New York to promote his new album Good Man.Ž [AMY SUSSMAN/ INVISION/AP] Top Songs 1. Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B), Maroon 5 2. Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign), Post Malone 3. I Like It, Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin 4. Whatever It Takes, Imagine Dragons 5. Lose It, Kane Brown 6. No Tears Left to Cry, Ariana Grande 7. Simple, Florida Georgia Line 8. Nice For What, Drake 9. In My Blood, Shawn Mendes 10. Meant to Be, Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line TOP ALBUMS 1. Come Tomorrow, Dave Matthews Band 2. KIDS SEE GHOSTS, Kanye West & Kid Cudi 3. The Mountain, Dierks Bentley 4. Youngblood, 5 Seconds of Summer 5. Bigger, Sugarland 6. The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Various Artists 7. Post Traumatic, Mike Shinoda 8. ye, Kanye West 9. beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone 10. Arti“ cial Selection, Dance Gavin DanceiTUNES TOP 10 For the week ending June 17 FICTION 1. The President is MissingŽ by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (Little, Brown) 2. The OutsiderŽ by Stephen King (Scribner) 3. Oh, the Places Youll GoŽ by Dr. Seuss (Random House) 4. Shelter in PlaceŽ by Nora Roberts (St. Martins Press) 5. The Gray GhostŽ by Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell (G.P. Putnams Sons) NONFICTION 1. Trumps AmericaŽ by Newt Gingrich (Center Street) 2. Magnolia TableŽ by Joanna Gaines and Marah Stets (Morrow Cookbooks) 3. CalypsoŽ by David Sedaris (Little, Brown) 4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ckŽ by Mark Manson (HarperOne) 5. The Soul of AmericaŽ by Jon Meachum (Random House) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. The President is MissingŽ by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (Little, Brown) 2. TurbulenceŽ by Stuart Woods (G.P. Putnams Sons) 3. The OutsiderŽ by Stephen King (Scribner) 4. Shelter in PlaceŽ by Nora Roberts (St. Martins Press) 5. When Life Gives You LulumelonsŽ by Lauren Weisberger (Simon & Schuster) NONFICTION E-BOOKS 1. Kitchen Con“ dential: Adventures in the Culilnary UnderbellyŽ by Anthony Bourdain (HarperPerennial) 2. The Plant ParadoxŽ by Steven R. Gundry (HarperWave) 3. CalypsoŽ by David Sedaris (Little, Brown) 4. Victoria: The QueenŽ by Julia Baird (Random House) 5. The Sun Does ShineŽ by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin (St. Martins Press)BEST-SELLING BOOKS The Wall Street Journals list re” ects nationwide sales of hardcover books for the week ending June 10By Mesfin FekaduThe Associated PressDear Christina, Its been some time, but Im glad youre back. You lost me a bit on 2012s LotusŽ and threw me for a loop in 2010 with Bionic.Ž Not sure if it is because you took six years in between your last album and your new album, or if youre in a different place in your life, but theres something very special about Liberation,Ž easily one of the years best albums though its barely been out for a day. The album is just as pleasant as your 1999 self-titled debut, as powerful and poignant as 2002s Stripped,Ž and as layered and soulful as 2006s Back to Basics.Ž LiberationŽ has a wide range of styles and sounds, but its also masterfully cohesive (apart from the Demi Lovato duet Fall In Line,Ž which I cant stand and therefore deleted it from my version of the album, since thats what we can do in 2018). But everything else is epic: TwiceŽ continues to show your voice in top form; PipeŽ is a sexy Quiet Storm anthem; and Unless Its With You,Ž which closes the album and feels like an instant classic, is beautiful, raw and honest. And then there are the jams: Right Moves,Ž featuring reggae artists Keida and Shenseea, is the perfect song to play before going out; rapper GoldLink, with lyrical references to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,Ž shines just as bright as you do on Like I DoŽ; and AccelerateŽ is bouncy and fun (plus, pretty much anything co-starring Ty Dolla $ign at the moment is fire.) In some ways LiberationŽ reminds me of Mariah Careys The Emancipation of Mimi,Ž her 2005 comeback album that reminded the world to never count out the diva. Freedom sounds good on you, too, Christina.On Liberation, Aguilera is resilient LiberationChristina Aguilera (RCA Records)MUSIC REVIEW BOOK REVIEW By Jeff AyersThe Associated PressWhen scientists calculate that a comet will impact Earth, chaos reigns, but the worst is yet to come in Kenneth Johnsons sci-fi thriller, The Darwin Variant.Ž The vast cast of characters ranges from scientists to highschool students, and all of them have a stake in the world-changing possibilities if the celestial body strikes Earth. Each character tells his or her individual story, providing depth in all of the players in this scenario. When calculations and some high-tech weaponry provide a solution to the dilemma, the world cheers as the comet breaks up. Except for some small pieces, the damage is visibly minimal. Unfortunately, a mysterious virus was encased inside the cold ice, and when this strange life form encounters the Earths atmosphere, it thrives. A young high-school couple is the first to discover the strange substance. They become aggressive and ruthless at the expense of others. Soon animals start exhibiting signs of excessive violence, and plants exposed to this virus are invaded and overrun by a new genetic code. It quickly moves past isolation, and if the slow permutation isnt stopped, everyone will become infected. Johnson takes the scenario of fear of collision with a rogue object from space and turns it on its head by making things worse after everything seems resolved. This approach turns the narrative into a contemporary version of the paranoid classic film Invasion of the Body SnatchersŽ and a dose of the propaganda film from World War II Triumph of the WillŽ by alluding to the seeds of a new master race. The Darwin Variant is an engaging novel The Darwin VariantBy Kenneth Johnson (47North)

PAGE 19 | Thursday, June 28, 2018 C3Thursday, June 28JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: From 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Eustis Memorial Library, 120 N. Center St. Make a paracord survival bracelet. Grades 6-12. Call 352-357-5686. GENEALOGICAL MEET UP: At 10 a.m. June 28, July 26 and Aug. 30 at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. MAGIC AND MAYHEM: At 2:30 p.m. at the Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker Street. Hosted by the the W.T. Public Library. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS: From 2 to 4 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Learn how to operate digital camera and practice taking shots with instructor Steve Berger. Bring charged digital camera. Go to to register. FUN GAME SHOOTS: At 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday at Amvets Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non members must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750 for information. LAKE COUNTY FARMERS AND FLEA MARKET: From 8 a.m. to noon every Thursday (except holidays) at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 2101 County Road 452 in Eustis. For information, call Cole Scharlau at 352-357-9692. CRAFTY KIDS: From 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. every Thursday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. Children of all ages are invited to make a craft at the library to take home. Call Penny Richardson at 352-728-9790 or email penny.richardson@leesburg” LADIES THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. CHESS CLUB: From 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Call 352728-9790 for information. MEDITATION: At 4 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Guided meditation followed by discussion. Chairs provided or bring yoga mat. Beginners welcome. Call 352-728-9790 to register. QUILTING SISTERS GUILD: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Thursday at Masonic Lodge, 200 Richey Road. in Leesburg. Call Mary at 352-323-3351 or go to for information. CRAFTERNOONS: From 2 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Bring your current craft project. Call 352-536-2275 for information. KIDS ACTIVITY NIGHT: From 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road. Call 352759-9913 for information. TNT GAMING: From 4 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. For ages 8 to 18. Call 352-728-9790 for information. LEGO CLUB: From 3 to 4 p.m. every Thursday at Fruitland Park Library, 205 W. Berckman St. For ages 5 to 18. Call 352-360-6561 for information. STORY TIME OUR WORLD: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. For ages 5 and under. With music, movement and “ ngerplays. Call 352-728-9790 for information. PRE-K STORY TIME: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mt Dora. Call 352-735-7180 for information.Friday, June 29GATORLAND ANIMAL SHOW: At 10:30 a.m. at the Eustis Memorial Library, 120 N. Center St. Call 352-357-5686. DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Friday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to FRIDAY FISH FRY: From 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must sign in with a sponsor. Wear red to honor those deployed. Call Post Commander or Vice at 352-323-8750, email veteransInfoandEvents@gmail. com or go to amvets2006. com. JAZZ TRIO: From 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday at Lakeside Inn, 100 Alexander St. in Mount Dora. Featuring Johny Carlsson on piano, Barry Smith on drums and Larry Jacoby on bass. STORY TIME: At 11 a.m. every Friday at Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave. in Howey-In-The-Hills. With craft. Call 352-324-0254 for information. CHESS CLUB: From 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. every Friday at Umatilla Public Library, 412 Hat“ eld Dr. Call 352-6693284 for information. CALENDAR We want to hear from you: Send news releases about arts and entertainment events around Lake and Sumter counties to Include a description, date, time, cost, address, contact name and phone number.EDITORS PICKThe Gatorland Animal Show will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Eustis Memorial Library, 120 N. Center St. All ages welcome. Call 352-357-5686. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] the fireworks over Lake Minneola beginning at 9:15 p.m. A free shuttle service is available. Groveland Dueling fireworks for the Groveland Star Spangled Spectacular signature event Wednesday will be at Lake Catherine Blueberries, 5849 Lake Catherine Road, north of State Road 50 on State Road 19, from 4:30 to 11:45 p.m. The venue has changed from Lake David Park this year because of future construction. The Miss Firecracker contest will remain at the Puryear Building. Musical entertainment features six bands playing classic rock, bluegrass and Latin music on two stages. Admission is free, but a nonperishable food donation is requested for the Faith Neighborhood Center. There will be hourly demonstrations of BMX riders and a sanctioned steak and dessert cook-off with prizes. Traditional activities such as face painting, watermelon eating and pony rides are scheduled along with new activities such as a game arcade, gaga dodge ball and water tag. Bring a blanket or chair for watching fireworks beginning at 9:14 p.m. Leesburg Leesburg celebrates the Fourth from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at Venetian Gardens with fun for the kids, music and more. There will be food, vendors, free inflatables, free face painting, a free photo booth, stilt walker, and live music with Justin Heet. The Leesburg Lightning baseball league will be play the River Rats at Pat Thomas Stadium beginning at 5:30 p.m. The city pool has a free swim from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. There is an ice cream giveaway while supplies last at 6 p.m. There is a charge for the splash pad. Fireworks over the lake begin at 9:45 p.m. Tavares Join in the fun at the Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration from 3 to 10 p.m. Wednesday in Wooton Park. The Patriotic Parade begins at 5 pm. on Main Street with 1,000 American flags given to the first 1,000 watchers. After the parade, join in games at Tavares Square with the YMCA staff, a live band, rock wall and a Percussion Petting Zoo. Afterwards, Wooton Park hosts a dance party with the dance band, Blonde Ambition. Enjoy crafts and storytelling with library staff, and let the kids play on the inflatables hosted by the Tavares Chamber and Jenkins Auto Group. The Van Cam offers a unique photo booth with surround sound and spinning disco ball. Cool down at the Polar Pod Mobile Cooling Station, and your dog can chill at the fire departments Pet Hydration Station. Fireworks and flag raising are over the water at 9 p.m. Parking is free at the garage. The Villages The Villages will host 4th of July celebrations at Spanish Springs Square, Lake Sumter Landing Market Square and Brownwood Paddock Square from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Each square features a bagpiper, band, stilt walkers, The Villages Cheerleaders, Aloha O Ka Hula Dance Troupe and The Villages Twirlers & Drum Corps at different times. For the schedule, go to TAPFrom Page C1Group. Dino-whisperer Owen (Chris Pratt) is out of the raptor-wrangling game, hundreds of miles away drinking beer, playing pool and building a log cabin. Jeff Goldblum is testifying before Congress about animal rights, genetic power and manmade cataclysmic change.Ž Meanwhile, John Lockwood (James Cromwell), who was John Hammonds (the late Richard Attenborough) partner at InGen, the company from the Spielberg JurassicŽ flicks that initially cloned the dinosaurs, throws Claire a lifeline. Shes summonsed to the creepy Lockwood Estate, where the smug Eli Mills (Rafe Spall), Lockwoods crony, gives her piles of money to go save the dinosaurs and transport them to a sanctuary city, err, island. The script „ which is incredibly heavy on exposition „ sends Claire, Owen and two franchise newcomers, Paleo-veterinarian Zia (Daniella Pineda) and skittish systems analyst Franklin (Justice Smith), to the island to track and locate the dinosaurs, most importantly Blue, one of the trained raptors Owen raised. But time is ticking because the island is about to blow. What ensues is little more than a retread of all that came before: Lastsecond escapes from the clutches of a raptors mouth, dino-on-dino battles, children in peril, double crosses, scientific mumbo-jumbo, slimey dinosaur fluids, and all the paleo-pandemonium one can stomach. Admittedly, a few of the kill shots, both beast and human, are pretty epic. Eleven-year-old boys will lose their minds. An image of the gentle-giant Apatosaurus burning up in a cloud of smoke and lava is effectively sad and powerful. The rest of the way is missteps, contrivances and overall ridiculousness. Pratts roguish charm is practically neutered. The script doesnt give him much to work with. Ive never seen him this wooden. The action eventually shifts back to the Lockwood Estate, where Eli plans to sell the dinosaurs to the highest bidders. Once confined inside the walls of that antiseptic castle with multiple levels and laboratories, the movie stops dead in its tracks. Bayona has totally lost the JurassicŽ loving feeling, swapping that vibe for cheap hauntedhouse thrills and kills. The supporting cast is given a few moments to shine. Smiths Franklin has a running joke about his aversion to T-rexs that is worth a few chuckles. Toby Jones is dastardly as a dinosaur auctioneer. Ted Levine is a ruthless mercenary with a fetish for dinosaur teeth. Isabella Sermon plays the young Maisie, Lockwoods granddaughter. The real scene stealer, though, is the Stygimoloch, a head-banging dinosaur with an unusually large noggin who comes through in the clutch. Unlike the movie, the Stygimoloch at least is boneheaded for a reason. Dana Barbuto may be reached at dbarbuto@ or follow her on Twitter @dbarbuto_Ledger. REVIEWFrom Page C1




DEAR ABBY: My parents went through a bitter divorce ve years ago and have had little to no contact since then. During the process of the divorce, their communication was through my siblings and me, which took a toll on us. However, despite the turmoil of the divorce, we are still close to both of them. I'm a medical student who will be graduating next year. I recently brought up the idea of having a graduation party, but my father says he refuses to come if Mom or anyone from her side of the family will be there. This led to a discussion about future weddings and events that will most likely happen soon. My siblings and I are in our midto late-20s, and Dad insists that he won't attend any future events that Mom will attend, even if it's his own child's wedding. It was extremely difcult to hear. My siblings and I can't imagine him boycotting something just because he doesn't want to be in the presence of our mother. We all think he's overreacting and needs to get over the past. Must we get over the fact that he doesn't want to be around our mother and allow him to skip these important days? -CHILD OF DIVORCE IN MICHIGAN DEAR CHILD: Your father may be angry, but he is also being selsh and childish. By telling you what he did, he's attempting to manipulate you into choosing between him and your mother. By asking me whether you should "allow" him to skip these important milestones, you appear to be under the impression that you can somehow control your father. You CANNOT control the actions of another adult. You can, however, control the way you react to his behavior. You and your siblings should not allow yourselves to be manipulated. "Remind" your father that if he follows through with his threat, he will be missed, and the only person he'll be hurting is himself.DEAR ABBY: My best friend from college recently had a baby. I had planned a trip to visit her, and during my visit, she said, we would visit the local pool. A week before I was set to leave, she notied me that I would have to wear a T-shirt over my bathing suit at all times because my "t body" would make her neighbors who have "mom bodies" uncomfortable, and she doesn't want to upset them. I was shocked and offended for women of all sizes. I responded that I would never be uncomfortable with anyone's mom body or ask them to cover up, and I won't wear a T-shirt. My bathing suit is not skimpy and would not be considered revealing by any standards. She responded that if I have a problem with it, I should just not come. Help! -SHOCKED AND OFFENDED DEAR SHOCKED AND OFFENDED: Be neither shocked nor offended. I agree that no one should have to cover their bodies. I suspect your best friend from college is not happy with HER post-baby body right now and wants to avoid comparisons. Tell her you understand, and try to reschedule a visit during ski season. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2018:This year you open up to fast changes. Do not ght the inevitable. Relate directly to others, and avoid hearsay if possible. If you are single, you could meet someone who makes your heart skip a beat. Romance marks your year. If you are attached, the two of you will need to be more relaxed with each other. This attitude will only bring you closer. CAPRICORN has similar issues to yours, but nearly always has opposing solutions. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Situations could be explosive, which only adds to the pressure of the moment. A close associate or friend tries to talk you into seeing the rightness of his or her approach and actions. You might agree with this person at rst, just to keep the peace.TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You step up to the plate and meet any challenge that heads your way. You could be touchier than you realize. Communication of all sorts seems to be activated and directed at you. Know that you will need to be selective about your choices. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Your sense of what is possible might be off. A partner could be making a situation more complicated than it needs to be. You have the energy and wherewithal to accomplish what is necessary. Dont push yourself too hard. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Moonchild, you experience a lot of moods when the Moon is full. This Full Moon, you are favored, especially within a relationship. Do not push too hard to achieve your goals. You might be surprised by how quickly others come forward when you pull back.LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Much is going on behind the scenes. You might be ready to share what you know, but you will need to enhance your knowledge rst. Your attitude reects your desire to not let a discussion go too far. Your home could be the center of attention. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Speak your mind, and others will be delighted by what they hear. You could see a lot of wafing between you and another person as far as how you should approach a situation. Examine what it would be best to do under the present circumstances. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) When your stress levels get high, you could become quite reactive. As a result, others become emotional. Attempt to cut this behavior and stay more mellow. Others will calm down, and their actions will be more reasonable. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Your optimism comes through, no matter what is happening with others. Your positive attitude sifts through any confusion, negativity and other such issues. Open up to new ideas if old ones do not work. You could be more of a role model than you realize. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You could be too tired to continue as you have been. You know what is necessary, yet you still might wonder what it would be best to do. You experience uproar around your nances, especially when dealing with another person. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You wafe back and forth about a specic relationship, as well as other interactions. You could be confused about the best way to proceed. Emphasize friendship, and you will see much of the uproar die. Remain positive, but dont be naive. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You sense that a lot is going on behind the scenes, yet you cant seem to verify your hunch. Go off and let go of your intuitive feelings for now. You will discover a better way of dealing with this implied knowledge when events bring the situation into clarity. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Perhaps you have been in a situation where you are juggling different facets of your social life. It appears that a new friend wants to learn more about your life and the people who are a part of it. Your intuition points to a new path yet to be discovered. Divorced dad vows to boycott any events that include his ex | Thursday, June 28, 2018 C5 license tocruise...Place your auto ad in the and watch it go! Call Classieds Today!352-314-FAST (3278) TODAY IS THURSDAY, JUNE 28, the 179th day of 2018. There are 186 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY: On June 28, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill, which moved commemorations for Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day and Veterans Day to Monday, creating three-day holiday weekends beginning in 1971. ON THIS DATE: In 1778 the Revolutionary War Battle of Monmouth took place in New Jersey; from this battle arose the legend of "Molly Pitcher," a woman who was said to have carried water to colonial soldiers, then taken over ring her husband's cannon after he was disabled. In 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, were shot to death in Sarajevo by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip an act which sparked World War I. In 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, ending the First World War. In 1939, Pan American Airways began regular trans-Atlantic air service with a ight that departed New York for Marseilles, France. In 1978, the Supreme Court ordered the University of California-Davis Medical School to admit Allan Bakke, a white man who argued he'd been a victim of reverse racial discrimination.


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