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SALUTE | B1THERES A NEW LANDING ZONE FOR OUR LOCAL MILVETS LOCAL & STATE | A3DISNEYS TOY STORY LAND OPENS TODAY IN ORLANDO SPORTS | C1THE VILLAGES TRE MANN PUTS IN HARD WORK TO RAISE GAME @dailycommercial Facebook.com/daily.commercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Saturday, June 30, 2018 75 ¢ Opinion .......................A7 Weather ......................A8 Salute .......................... B1 Faith ...........................B3 Sports .........................C1 Classifieds ...................C7 Volume 142, Issue 181 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Brian WitteThe Associated PressANNAPOLIS, Md. „ The gunman accused of killing five people in a vendetta against a Maryland newspaper barri-caded the rear exit to prevent anyone from escaping and methodically blasted his way through the newsroom with a pump-action shotgun, cut-ting down one victim trying to slip out the back, authorities said Friday.The fellow was there to kill as many people as he could,Ž Anne Arundel County Police Chief Timothy Altomare said as Jarrod W. Ramos, 38, was charged with five counts of murder in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history.Three editors, a reporter and a sales assistant were killed in the Thursday afternoon rampage.Ramos, a former information-technology worker for the federal government, had a long-held grudge against the Capital Gazette. He filed a defamation suit against the paper in 2012 after it ran an article about him pleading guilty to harassing a woman „ the lawsuit was thrown out by a judge as groundless „ and he repeatedly targeted staff members online with menacing, profanity-laced messages.Newspaper gunman blocked exitBy Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown @dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ Lake County officials and business leaders gathered at Lake Square Mall in Leesburg Thursday evening to celebrate recent improvements to the area's largest shopping plaza and those on the imme-diate horizon.Owners Meir Benzaken and Laurent Abitbol, who want to transform the mall into an entertainment destination, held two groundbreaking ceremonies … one inside, where guests were wined and dined, and one outside, where a back-hoe took the first scoop of dirt where parking lot renovations are slated.Also on the way: An ice-skat-ing rink in a Winterland setting, to be run by a professional ice-skating husband and wife team from France. It will feature entertainment, new eateries and a children's corner.About 30 news stores, includ-ing a chocolatier, are also Its hip to be squareLake Square Mall owner Meir Benzaken, right, talks to Leesburg Mayor Dan Robuck III about new stores during a groundbreaking event Thursday. [ROXANNE BROWN/DAILY COMMERCIAL] Lake Square owners hope to turn Leesburg mall into regional entertainment destination By Frank Stanfieldfrank.stanfield @dailycommercial.comLEESBURG … Long gone are the days of the Silver Lake Country Club, its lush greens now a jungle of brush and a playground for coyotes, but single-family homes may soon sprout up instead of weeds, and the name … if not the game … will live on.Once drawn up by a devel-oper as a mixture of 151 houses and 82 townhomes, the new owner, Richard Wohlfarth of Altamonte Springs, is drawing up plans for 233 single-family homes.It will be called Silver Lake Club. The names already there,Ž he said.Wohlfarth said he hopes construction will start by the end of the year, with rooftops appearing in the first quarter of 2019. He has the property under contract. The price range will be the mid-200s up to $350,000,Ž Wohlfarth said.Mike Rankin, deputy city Homes to rise on old country club siteDeveloper plans 233 single-family units at Silver Lake ClubBy Mark ShermanThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Chief Justice John Roberts is the Supreme Courts new man in the middle. Its just that the middle may have moved well to the right.The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy means Roberts probably will be the conservative justice closest to the courts four liber-als, allowing him to control where it comes down in some of its most conten-tious cases.Roberts will be the justice who determines how far they go and how fast they go,Ž said Washington lawyer John Elwood.Kennedy played a similar role for many years „ his votes on gay rights, abortion, the death penalty, the envi-ronment, voting rights and affirmative action basically determined the outcome of cases on which the court was divided between liberals and conservatives.Roberts has typically been to Kennedys right. He did not endorse a constitutional right to marry for same-sex couples. He dissented when the court struck down Texas abortion clinic restrictions in 2016. The chief justice also was in dissent from the courts first major climate change decision in 2007, when it held that the Environmental Protection Agency could regulate emis-sions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases as air pollutants.Roberts, right of Kennedy, is new center of courtU.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts listens as President Donald Trump delivers his “ rst State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress, Jan. 30 in Washington. [WIN MCNAMEE/POOL VIA AP] See MALL, A5 See SILVER LAKE, A5 See SHOOTING, A5 See COURT, A5

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A2 Saturday, June 30, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com NATION & WORLDPUBLISHER Steve Skaggs: steve.skaggs@dailycommercial.com ...................352-365-8213 EXECUTIVE EDITOR Tom McNiff: tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com .........................352-365-8250 DIGITAL EDITOR, LIFESTYLES EDITOR Whitney Lehnecker: whitney.lehnecker@dailycommercial.com 352-365-8258 SPORTS EDITOR Paul Jenkins: paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com ......................352-365-8204 SPORTS WRITER Frank Jolley: frank.jolley@dailycommet.com ..............................352-365-8268 REPORTER Frank Stan“ eld: frank.stand“ eld@dailycommercial.com............352-374-8257 REPORTER Roxanne Brown: roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.com ............352-365-8266 YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR LAKE AND SUMTER COUNTIESPrint delivery available within the newspaper distribution area only. By submitting your address and/or email, you understand that you may receive promotional offers from Gatehouse Media and its related companies. 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The timing of the publication and delivery of premium editions is variable. There will be no more than 15 premium ed itions published each calendar year. Visit Dailycommercial.com for examples of premium editions. For more info or to cancel your subscription, please call 352-787-0600.The Daily Commercial (ISSN 0896-1042) is published daily for $178.47 per year (plus Florida sales tax) by GateHouse Media at 21 2 East Main Street, Leesburg, Florida. Periodicals postage is paid at the USPO, Leesburg, FL. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. All material contained in this edit ion is property of the Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. MISSED YOUR NEWSPAPER?: Call 352-787-0600 in Lake County or 877-702-0600 in Sumter County from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. 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Prepayments for 3 months or more, mail to: Circulation Dept., the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. Billed monthly at the rates shown. Thursday, June 28 Cash 4 Life: 4-13-17-34-49-1 Fantasy 5: 2-11-19-25-26 Friday, June 29 Pick 5 Afternoon: 7-3-7-1-2 Evening: 5-5-9-8-6 Pick 4 Afternoon: 7-6-9-3 Evening: 7-9-3-1 Pick 3 Afternoon: 2-0-4 Evening: 2-3-8 Pick 2 Afternoon: 9-5 Evening: 3-0LOTTERY EASTON, PA.Man convicted of opening “ re on state troopers, injuring 1A 22-year-old man was con-victed of attempted murder Friday for opening fire on two state troopers during a traffic stop last fall, critically wound-ing one of them.Daniel Clary shot 13-year veteran Cpl. Seth Kelly, who was helping another trooper arrest Clary along the roadside in Northampton County. Clary had been pulled over for speeding and failed field sobri-ety tests. Despite being hit with a stun gun, Clary managed to break free, retrieve a semi-automatic pistol from his car and open fire on Kelly and Trooper Ryan Seiple, authorities have said. Both troopers returned fire, hitting Clary several times.COLUMBUS, OHIOOhio governor wont spare killer who cited mental illnessOhio Gov. John Kasich said Friday he wont spare a death row inmate whose attorneys cite a history of childhood abuse and untreated mental illness that led to him killing a man he picked up at a bar more than 30 years ago.The Republican governors announcement came in the case of death row inmate Robert Van Hook, sentenced to die for fatally strangling and stabbing David Self in Cincinnati in 1985. Van Hook fled to Florida, where he was arrested and confessed. Kasich without comment followed the June 1 recommendation of the Ohio Parole Board, which voted 8-1 against mercy. Van Hooks execution is set for July 18.MOSCOWLavrov: Russia might leave chemical weapons watchdogRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned that Russia could walk away from the global chemical weap-ons watchdog after member nations voted to allow the group to assign blame for chemical attacks.In an interview with Brit-ains Channel 4 News, Lavrov denounced a vote this week empowering the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to assign responsibil-ity for chemical weapon use. Russia and 23 other countries voted against the move initi-ated by Britain. Lavrov says if this is not repaired, I believe the days of the OPCW would be numbered, at least it would not be as a universal organization.Ž The Associated PressIN BRIEFCourt rulings, vacancy, upcoming summit have president racking up victoriesBy Ken Thomas and Catherine LuceyThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ A Supreme Court vacancy just fell in his lap, offering a chance to shape the court for decades. The current court handed him two favorable rulings in a single week. And theres a Russia summit on the horizon, promising headlines for a week or more. President Donald Trump is enjoying quite a hot streak.Some of the good news is not of his making. Still, a series of welcome events has given the president a reprieve from images of migrant children being separated from their families at the border, as well as negative headlines about administrative chaos implementing his hardline immigration policies.Trump sought to keep the good vibes going Friday with an event marking the sixmonth anniversary of his tax cuts.We are bringing back our beautiful American dreams,Ž Trump declared, as he used a celebratory East Room event with top aides and business owners to showcase the $1.5 trillion tax package passed last December.He declared recent growth an economic miracle,Ž though theres credit to be shared: Lower unemployment, fewer claims for jobless benefits and many other positive economic indicators reflect the slow and steady nine-year recovery that began under President Barack Obama.Trumps tax cuts will add a hefty dose of debt-financed stimulus to the economy. Gov-ernment agencies and outside analysts estimate the tax cuts will temporarily boost growth in 2018 and 2019, then fade as the national debt mounts.Looking ahead, Trump is expected to announce his nominee to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court and hold a highly anticipated sit-down with Russian President Vladi-mir Putin „ both events he will treat with his customary flair for building suspense. His recent summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un won him buckets of TV coverage highlighting his stature on the world stage.Trump relished his moment speaking to reporters on Air Force One Friday evening. Of the Supreme Court opening, he said: It is exciting though, right? From day one, Ive heard outside of war and peace, of course, the most important decision you make is the selec-tion of a Supreme Court judge „ if you get it.ŽDuring his tumultuous presidency, Trump has had plenty of frustrations and setbacks. He watched his hoped-for repeal of the Obamacare health care law go down to defeat, acknowl-edged his lawyers payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about her allega-tions of an affair „ which he denied „ and grappled with the federal investigation into Russias role in the 2016 elec-tion. But he has consistently maintained backing from bedrock supporters.Overall, 41 percent of Amer-icans approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while 57 percent disapprove, according to a recent Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey. That rating has held steady since March. Still, Jon Meacham, a presidential historian, said a lesson of the past 18 months is that Trump has a tendency to create a distracting drama of his own making that tends to distract and detract from what we consider typical political momentum.Ž He said the coming weeks will pose an interesting test of whether theres enough discipline to go from strength to strength.ŽIn Wisconsin this week, Trump said: Were passing so much. Look at whats happening with our Supreme Court. Look at the victories weve had. Look at the victo-ries weve had.ŽFilling a Supreme Court vacancy is a welcome opportunity for any president. The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy gives Trump the abil-ity to lock in a conservative majority that could endure long after his presidency has ended.After Trumps sweeping tax overhaul, his successful nomi-nation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the court last year was his most significant achievement, affirming the unifying role that Supreme Court politics have played for Republicans. Trump can thank Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky for keeping the court seat open during the last year of Obamas presidency.He also benefits from good timing in Kennedys decision to step down at this moment. If Kennedy had stayed for another term, Trump would have had a harder time using the issue to fire up his base of conservatives in the midterm elections.With Gorsuch in place, the high court has been particularly generous to Trumps causes of late. Just this week, the justices upheld his travel ban on visitors from several majority Muslim countries and followed that up with a ruling on union fees that was long sought by conservatives.In recent weeks, the president also has stoked a contentious trade dialogue with U.S. allies at the Group of Seven summit in Quebec and pushed ahead with plans to impose steep tariffs on Chi-nese goods. Former White House strategist Steve Bannon sums it up as a banner time for the presi-dents agenda: In past two weeks the G-7, the economic confrontation with China, the travel ban, the border and the Supreme Court vacancy, among other events, crystalize the vital and historic nature of Trumps presidency.ŽTrumps political fortunes also improved this week with a series of primary elections. He decided to go all-in for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, one of his earliest supporters, holding a rally in the state just hours before a tight runoff election. After Trumps rally, McMaster cruised to victory. And Trump picked up a win of sorts in a congressional dis-trict in his hometown of New York. Rep. Joe Crowley, a member of the House Demo-cratic leadership team viewed as a potential House speaker, was defeated in his primary campaign by 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a former Bernie Sanders cam-paign organizer.The sudden rise of OcasioCortez helps Trump paint Democrats with a broad brush, identifying them as support-ers of socialist health care and economic policies.There are still plenty of storm clouds on his horizon. The Russia probe continues, and there could be further fall-out on immigration. Financial markets, jittery over tariffs and health care premiums, could decline before the election.More immediately, there are concerns the upcoming NATO summit could turn contentious, like Trumps recent showdown at the G-7. And there are worries he could give up too much in his meet-ing next month with Russias Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.Hes like the guy you play a board game with and its a game of luck and no matter what, he wins. We all know somebody like that,Ž said Republican consultant Rick Tyler. But he added that Trumps luck also changes: Hell have a good week and then hell have a bad week.ŽTrump has long believed in good fortune. In his book The Art of the Deal,Ž he wrote that in real estate, What you need, generally, is enough time and a little luck.ŽTrump riding a hot streakPresident Donald Trump (right) is joined by his son Barron (from left), “ rst lady Melania Trump, and Amalija Knavs, mother of Melania, as they walk across the South Lawn of the White House, Friday in Washington. [PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, June 30, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS News Service of FloridaORLANDO „ The Flor-ida Board of Governors has approved the distribution of $560 million in annual performance funding for 11 state universities, and, as usual, there were winners and losers.Meeting Thursday at the University of Central Flor-ida, the university-system board approved $265 million in state performance funds for eight schools, with three schools at the bottom of the performance list getting shut out. The board also endorsed the distribution of $295 million in institutionalŽ perfor-mance funds for 11 schools. Florida Polytechnic University, the states newest school, is not eligible yet.The total performance funding is $40 million higher than the $520 mil-lion in performance funding in the 2017-2018 academic year. Each year, the Legisla-ture approves a set amount of state performance funding for the university system. In addition to the state funds, the universi-ties match the state money with institutional funds that are part of their recurring budgets.The annual list is based on 10 measurements of performance by each of the institutions, including graduation rates, salaries of recent graduates, reten-tion of students and student costs.This year, due to changes in the performance-fund-ing law, metrics changed from a six-year graduation rate to four years. Another metric was revised to reward schools that serve large numbers of Universities reap performance rewardsShare given to 11 eligible schools based on 10 criteriaBy Tom McNifftommcniff@dailycommercial.comEUSTIS „ Lake County Sher-iffs detectives have arrested a school bus monitor on charges of physically abusing special needs children aboard a bus that took the kids back and forth to Sorrento Elementary School in May. James Charles Brunson, 26, of Eustis, was charged with 32 counts of child abuse against four children under his care.According to sheriffs officials, the abuse allegations were first made to the Florida Department of Children and Families on May 17. DCF for-warded the case to the Sheriffs Office, which opened a criminal investigation.Detectives subpoenaed video footage from the May 15 bus trips, and it reportedly showed Brunson grabbing kids by the face and forcefully twisting their heads, pulling and twisting their arms, pushing them against the wall of the bus, placing a shoe over one vic-tims mouth and stretching one victims leg up over his head.Ž Brunson also forcefully pulled on the harnesses of the restraint seats for no apparent reason, a press release states.The four victims range in ages from 7 to 9 years old. Brunson is listed at 6 foot 2 and 210 pounds.He was arrested Thursday and was booked in the Lake County Jail with no bond.Sheriffs spokesman Lt. John Herrell said Brunson has an attorney and has not spoken to detectives or explained his actions.It doesnt matter what he could have said. There is abso-lutely no justification for that kind of behavior,Ž Herrell said. One of our detectives said (the video) was disturbing. He couldnt watch it all the way through. He had to keep leaving the room because it was so upsetting.ŽThe Lake County School Dis-trict administrative offices were closed Friday because of the short summer work week, so school officials were not imme-diately available to address Brunsons work history or how they responded to the incident. But Herrell said school officials removed him from bus duty as soon as the allegation came to their attention.An arrest affidavit made public by the Sheriffs Office on Friday afternoon provides Cops: Bus monitor abused special needs kidsBrunson By Freida FrisaroAssociated PressLAKE BUENA VISTA „ For children of the mid-1990s, Disneys new Toy Story Land offers the opportunity to visit the imaginary world they grew up in. For their parents, it brings back sweet memories of a magical time of toys and make-believe. And for everyone else, the new theme park land offers a whimsical experience from the moment a nearly 20-foot statue of Sher-iff Woody welcomes guests as if they are honorary toys in Andys backyard.We are welcoming every-one who has ever dreamed of being a part of their own Toy Story,Ž said Bob Chapek, Disneys chairman of parks, experiences and consumer products, speaking Friday at an opening ceremony.The new 11-acre land inspired by the movie Toy StoryŽ opens to the public today at Disneys Hollywood Studios just outside Orlando.Tim Allen, the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the films, made a surprise guest appearance at the Friday event. Somehow you never imagined you would be able to play in Andys back-yard,Ž Allen said. This is just amazing.ŽThe opening of Toy Story Land is one of the most antic-ipated events at U.S. theme parks this year. And it continues Disneys tradition of bringing movies to life. Last year, Pandora-World of Avatar opened at the Florida theme park. Next year, lands themed on Star WarsŽ open at Disney parks here and in California.But visitors to Toy Story Land will never actually lay eyes on Andy, the human boy who owns the toys in the Toy StoryŽ films. According to the parks story line, hes just been called inside by his mother, leaving his toys „ and you „ scattered in the backyard. As in the Toy Story films, Toy Story Land opens today at Disney WorldBy Zac AndersonGatehouse MediaKISSIMMEE „ Fidelity to President Donald Trump and his agenda was a recur-ring theme Thursday as Florida's two GOP candidates for governor met for their first debate.Agriculture Commis-sioner Adam Putnam threw the first punch in alluding to his frequent criticism of U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis for basing much of his campaign on Fox News appearances. But Putnam often found himself on the defensive throughout the debate over his tepid support for Trump in the past and prior positions on Trumps biggest issue „ immigration.Putnam noted that the conference room where the Fox News debate was held at the Gaylord Palms Resort is "completely different than a Washington, D.C., studio, and I just want to say welcome to Florida, congressman.ŽDeSantis shrugged off the attack and used his opening remarks to tout his endorse-ment by Trump.The early sequence high-lighted each campaigns strong suit and vulnerability.Putnam has emphasized his long history in the state and deep knowledge of Flor-ida, while arguing DeSantis is not well-versed on state issues. DeSantis has criticized Putnam for not being sufficiently supportive of the president and his priorities. Playing to a GOP primary electorate that strongly backs Trump and his poli-cies, DeSantis often was the aggressor. He noted that Putnam never campaigned with Trump in 2016.You couldnt find Adam Putnam if you had a search warrant,Ž DeSantis said.Look, I support our Loyalty to Trump key in GOP debateAgriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, left, and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis meet with members of the media after a Florida Republican gubernatorial primary debate at the Republican Sunshine Summit on Thursday in Kissimmee. [AP PHOTO / JOHN RAOUX] Governor hopefuls Putnam, DeSantis meet, mix it upToys Story characters will interact with guests in the new Toy Story Land set to open at Disneys Hollywood Studios. [AP FILE] See MONEY, A4 See DEBATE, A5See ABUSE, A4 See TOY STORY, A4LEESBURGCops on stinky stakeout for stolen swagA man posing as a customer at a Leesburg jewelry store Thursday first tried to buy a pair of expensive diamond earrings with a bad credit card, and when that failed, gulped them down in hopes of walking out with $700 worth of ice in his belly, police say.Friday morning, he was in police custody, in a cell without a toilet, while corrections officers waited for him to pass the evidence.According to an arrest report, Ryan A. Penman and his girlfriend were shopping at Kay Jewelers at the Lake Square Mall late Thursday when Penman asked to see a pair or earrings. An employee handed him the princesscut, ‡ carat earrings, and Penman reportedly put one on his girlfriends ear and the other in his own.He provided a credit card in a different name, and when the clerk said she couldnt accept it, Penman reportedly asked her to hold the earrings until he returned the next day and handed them back. The clerk noticed that they werent the same earrings but instead were fakes.Employees and store security searched the store but quickly began to suspect that either Penman or his girlfriend had swallowed the jewelry. Both were taken to the hospital, where the woman consented to an X-ray of her stom-ach. Penman initially would not consent to an X-ray but finally agreed to one in exchange for a sandwich. The X-ray revealed that the earrings were indeed in his stomach.He was taken to the Lake County Jail, where corrections officers were waiting for the earrings to emerge.Penman was charged with retail grand theft and tam-pering with evidence.OKAHUMPKAOcala man dies after ” ipping car on TurnpikeA 24-year-old Ocala man was killed early Friday morn-ing on the Florida Turnpike in Lake County when his car overturned and he was partially ejected and pinned under the vehicle.A Florida Highway Patrol report said the driver was traveling north on the Turn-pike at 4:50 a.m. when he ran off the road at mile marker 283, overcorrected, then overturned his Hyundai Sonata.The victim was identified as Adam Wilson. The accident remains under investigationLUMBERTON1 fatally shot by deputies at mobile home parkAuthorities said a Florida man fired a shotgun at sher-iffs deputies before they returned fire and fatally shot him. In a statement late Thurs-day, Pasco County Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Melanie Snow said deputies had been called to the Many Mansion RV Park in Lumberton by a man who said his roommate was suicidal and had taken a hundred pills.Snow said that when depu-ties arrived, the suicidal man came out of the mobile home, yelled an expletive making his intentions to potentially harm our deputies very clearŽ and fired a shotgun at them.Snow said deputies returned fire, fatally shooting the man. He was identified as 54-year-old James Palmquist.No deputies were injured. Snow said the deputies involved would be placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

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A4 Saturday, June 30, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com Funeral Services Rosa Irene Morris, 91, of Leesburg, passed away Thursday, June 28 in Tavares, FL. Born in Irvine, KY on November 3, 1926 to Theodore Roosevelt Brinegar and Ora Lee Kelley Brinegar, Irene lived most of her life in Leesburg. She was a member of First Christian Church of Leesburg since 1957. She loved volunteering at her church and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Irene is survived by her sister, Gladys Blevins (Eli), of Hamilton, OH, sons, Ronald Morris (Mary Beth) of Howey-in-theHills and Timothy Morris (Sharon) of Leesburg; grandchildren, Nicole Bates (Carroll, Jr.), Crystal Burch“eld (Adin), Tyler Morris, Lashlee Morris, Alise Morris, Michaela Morris and Rachel Morris; great-grandchildren, Brandon Morris, Alyssa Morris, Ora Bates, Alleigh Burch“eld, and Carroll Bates III; special caretakers, Janet Little and Jewell Worthern, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie Morris and her brother, Cecil Brinegar. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Beyers Funeral Home Chapel in Leesburg. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Leesburg. Online condolences may be left at www. beyersfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL.Rosa Irene Morris Russell Ritter Russell Ritter, a longtime resident of Lake Co., FL, passed away on June 8th after a long illness. Russell was born in Louisville, KY on September 1st, 1956. Upon graduation from high school, Russell became a proud member of the United States Marine Corps. Once Russell was discharged from military service, he worked for several years in and around the Louisville area before relocating to Florida. Russell was proceeded in death by his parents, Preston and Mary jo Ritter. Russell is survived by his daughter, Brittany Lawrence; by his sisters, Debbie Kidd, Nora Ritter and Toni Engel; by his brothers: James Ritter and his spouse, Donna; Thomas Ritter and his spouse, Tracey; David Ritter and his spouse, Gloria; and Michael Ritter and his spouse, Heather; by his stepmother, Gloria Ritter, and his uncles, Charlie and Billy Brown. Russell was a gentle soul who truly loved all of humanity. He will be missed by his family and friends. Graveside services will be held at the V.A. cemetery in Bushnell, FL, July 6th at 10 AM. TodaysServices TodaysServices Christine Grace Manser 98, of Mid Florida Lakes, Leesburg, passed away on June 28, 2018. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved here in 1979. She was a retired Librarian for the State of New York, a member of St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church of Eustis, the Ladies Auxiliary of Mid Florida Lakes Chapter 330 of the American Legion and the Mid Florida Lakes Boat Club. Christine was predeceased by her husband, Edward, in 1997 and will be deeply missed by her children; Christine (Barry) Anderson of Leesburg, Theresa (Kevin) Cummings of Azle, Texas, Dorraine (Bill) Asparro of Babylon, New York and Lynore (Jim) McKiel of Azle, Texas. She is also survived by “fteen grandchildren and twenty three great grandchildren. The family requests memorials to American Legion Post 330, 212 Forest Dr. 15, Leesburg, FL 34788. Visitation will be held in the Hamlin & Hilbish Chapel on Monday, July 2nd from 3 until 5 PM, Funeral Mass will be held in St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church of Eustis at 11 AM, Tuesday, July 3rd. You may share your own special thoughts and memories by visiting hamlinhilbish. com. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors 326 E. Orange Avenue, Eustis. 352-357-4193.Christine Grace Manser Funeral Services Luther LukeŽ Whitehurst,85, passed away June 28, 2018. He was born in South Norfolk, Virginia. Luke spent the majority of his life in the South Norfolk, Chesapeake area. He graduated from South Norfolk High School having been an outstanding athlete excelling in football and basketball. He attended Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia where he continued playing sports. He was an Import/Export Sales Representative for several major trucking companies in the Tidewater, Virginia area and retired to Florida in 2005 to play golf. He is survived by his wife Jean of 45 years; daughters Beverly and Kimberly; three grandchildren: Alex, Lexi and Haley; one greatgranddaughter, Eden; a sister-in-law, Mamie, and a niece, Cathy, all of whom are in Virginia Beach, VA. He is also survived by a nephew, john, in Daytona Beach, Fl, and Jeans nieces, Laura in Charleston, South Carolina and Julie in Oakton, Virginia. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. For those who would like to remember Luke, donations may be made in his honor to Christ Methodist Church, 1313 Grif“n Rd., Leesburg, FL 34748.Luther LukeŽ Whitehurst TodaysServices a minute-by-minute breakdown of Brunsons actions aboard the bus, as captured on video. During a 45-minute period of the morning trip to Sorrento Elementary, detectives reportedly documented nine sepa-rate episodes of abuse by Brunson.At 7:26 a.m., according to the affidavit, Brunson forcefullyŽ takes a book bag from a child.At 7:33, he grabs the top of a childs head and pushes him down for no apparent reason.ŽAt 7:44, he grabs a childs wrist and pulls the childs arm over his mouth then puts his left hand over the childs mouth, and finally pushes the child against the wall of the bus, pinning him.At 7:45, he again grabs a child by the head and pushes him down.At 7:46, he grabs a childs head with both hands and forcefully turns his head for no apparent reason.At 7:52, he braces him-self against a seat and pushes a child against the wall of the bus for an extended period of time.Ž When Brunson releases the child, the camera cap-tures the child crying.At 7:57 a.m. he pushes a childs head against the wall of the bus.At 8:03, he again pushes his body weight against a child, pinning him against the wall. The child begins crying again and wipes tears from his eyes. At 8:03, he grabs a child by the head and twists it, then squeezes his face and finally pins the child against the wall of the bus, bracing himself against another seat for leverage.At 8:07, he again pins the child against the bus wall.The bus arrives at the school at 8:15 and the students disembark.According to the affidavit, Brunson was even busier on the bus ride home in the afternoon.The bus arrives at the school at 3:03 p.m. and students start getting aboard at 3:16 p.m.At 3:19, Brunson appears to be securing a child in his seat but can then be seen squeezing a childs cheeks and twist-ing his head to the side.At 3:22, he pulls a childs head to the sideAt 3:29, he grabs a childs head and squeezes it.At 3:31, he grabs a childs face and pushes his head backward.At 3:32, he takes a childs backpack.At 3:34, the first child is dropped off. Brunson appears to be securing another childs strap two minutes later, but video captures him with the childs head under his left arm. At 3:59, he grabs a child by the wrist and pulls his arm up over his head for no apparent reason.At 4 p.m., he pulls a childs left arm across his face and then grabs him under the chin with both hands while the childs arm is pinned across his throat.At 4:02, he grabs a child by the head and pushes down.At 4:03, he pulls a childs arms across his chest in opposite directions. At 4:08, he takes a shoe and holds it over a childs mouth then sits beside the child and appears to be rough,Ž although the view is partially obscured. Moments later, Brunson can be seen stretching the childs leg up over his head.At 4:09, he grabs a child by the head and squeezes, then grabs the childs safety restraint and yanks upward. When the child shouts for him to put him down, Brunson does it twice more as if to taunt (the child).ŽAt 4:10, he lifts a child by his safety restraint and holds him airborne for an extended period of time.ŽAt 4:10 again, he pulls a childs restraints with force from behind.At 4:12, he holds an object over a childs nose and mouth as the child struggles to break free.At 4:13, he pushes a child against the side of the bus with his body. At 4:14, he grabs a child in a headlock. When he releases him, the child grabs his ears as if in pain. Brunson does it again.At 4:15, he grabs a child by the head, twists it to the side and pins it to the seat.At 4:18, he can be seen thumpingŽ a child in the face with his hand and as the child struggles, he grabs his face and head and squeezes. At 4:19, he grabs a child by the elbow and pulls his arm over his head while squeezing his forehead with the other hand.At 4:22, he again pulls on a childs restraints.At 4:23, he holds a boot out the window that he had taken off a child.At 4:26, another juvenile is seen being rough with a child in front of Brunson while Brunson holds a boot over the childs mouth. At 4:27, he holds up the boot to show the other children.At 4:28, he holds his hands over a childs mouth as the child struggles to break free. When Brunson finally removes them, the child is crying and appears distraught.ŽThe last student got off the bus at 5:31 p.m. ABUSEFrom Page A3when the humans go away, the toys come to life,Ž said Dave Minichiello, executive creative director of Toy Story Land. Weve tried to include most of the moments and characters in the Toy Story films in the new land.ŽBut you will find other favorite characters „ Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Slinky Dog, Mr. Potato Head and the Green Army Patrol „ in the brightly colored land, along with two new rides: Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers. They join the pre-existing Toy Story Mania ride, which has been one of the most popular attractions at Hollywood Studios since it debuted in 2008. Toy Story Mania gets a colorful new entrance in the new Toy Story Land.Once inside, guests magically make a transi-tion,Ž appearing to become equal in size to a toy because of the scale of the attractions, said Minichiello. In fact, he added, you are about the size of the Green Army Men.Ž TOY STORYFrom Page A3economically disadvan-taged students, reflected by those receiving federal Pell grants.The University of Flor-ida was at the top of the funding list with $110.6 million, including $57.6 million in state performance funding. Last year, UF received just under $104 million.But while UF recently moved into the top 10 schools on the U.S. News & World Report list of public universities, sev-eral Board of Governors members sharply questioned school officials about a drop in the four-year graduation rate for 2017 from 67.6 percent to 66 percent.UF Provost Joseph Glover attributed the decline to the inclusion of pharmacy students who are in a six-year rather than a four-year program. Glover and UF President Kent Fuchs said they anticipate the rate rising, with a newly approved accountability plan setting a goal of 68 percent next year and 74 percent for graduates by 2021.The most dramatic improvement in perfor-mance came from Florida International University, which ranked eighth among the 11 schools last year. But this year, FIU moved up to second place, gaining an additional $12.5 million in state performance funds, for a total of $73.7 million, up from about $58 million last year.Weve kind of had a fanatical commitment to student success, which I would say is the key,Ž FIU President Mark Rosenberg said.FIU is putting a greater emphasis on advising students and helping them find academic pathways that will allow them to gradu-ate on time, Rosenberg said. The school has also stepped up its efforts to provide financial aid, including initiatives aimed at first-genera-tion college students and students from homeless families, Rosenberg said.FIU was awarded the maximum improvement points in the performance formula for cutting its average cost for students by 6.3 percent over the previous year, for an annual cost of $16,210.Florida State University, the University of South Florida and the University of West Flor-ida tied for third on the performance list, with FSU winning a tiebreaker based on its total of points for improvement and excellence.FSU improved in all 10 performance metrics, including achieving a 68.4 percent four-year graduation rate for its 2017 class, the top rate among the schools. FSUs state performance funding increased by $13 million, for a total of $98.7 million.Losing the tiebreaker was costly for the other two schools. The Uni-versity of South Floridas state performance fund-ing declined by $7.7 million, for a total of $79.6 million. The Uni-versity of West Floridas state funding declined by $10 million, for a total of $23 million.Losing another tie-breaker for sixth place on the performance list was costly for New College of Florida. Last year, the small liberal-arts school earned $2.5 million in state performance fund-ing for the first time. But this year, it moves back to the bottom threeŽ on the list, meaning it will not receive any state performance money, but it will have $3.9 million in institutional perfor-mance funds. MONEYFrom Page A3

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New cases on any of those issues could be before the court soon and, even if Roberts is not prepared to overrule major Supreme Court precedents, he could be in position to cut back on environmental protec-tions as well as gay rights and abortion rights.Smaller steps might be in keeping with Roberts preference for avoiding major divides where possible, and attracting votes from both conservatives and liberals. The 63-year-old chief jus-tice may be in no hurry to move quickly, as he could be on the bench another 15 to 20 years.Chief Justice Roberts, more than any other jus-tice on the court, believes in narrow rulings that attract broad majorities, answering no more than necessary to resolve a given case,Ž Jonathan Adler, a professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, wrote on the Volokh Con-spiracy legal blog.In one sense, the Supreme Courts immediate future could look a lot like the term that just ended. Roberts seemed firmly in control of a court that overwhelmingly went conservative in divided cases, including upholding President Donald Trumps travel ban, strik-ing a blow at public-sector labor unions, limiting workers rights to band together to complain about pay and affirming Ohios aggressive efforts to purge its voting rolls.Only on one occasion did Roberts join with the liberal justices in a 5-4 decision, a ruling that said police gen-erally must have warrants to get telecommunications companies records show-ing where people have used their cellphones.Twice, though, Roberts was among a larger grouping of justices in cases that skirted the big issue at stake, but that could return to the court. In one case, the justices rejected a lower-court ruling that set limits on redistricting for partisan gain, but without deciding whether limits ever could be imposed. In another, the court ruled in favor of a baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, yet left on the table the ques-tion of whether religious objections could be used to avoid complying with anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people. DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, June 30, 2018 A5planned, along with$5 million in renovations and lighting upgrades, inside and out.Already in place are an 87,000-square-foot arcade for children and adults, a bowling alley, the Adrenaline Rush Kart-ing indoor go-kart track, a completely remodeled and updated AMC theater with reclining seats and new Wi-Fi.Wendell and Jacqueline Husebo, of Husebo Adver-tising and Public Relations in Mount Dora, emceed the event and touted the malls new slogan, Its hip to be square.ŽJacqueline said the mall is on its way to becoming an awesome and safeŽ destination.I remember the grand opening of the mall when it first opened. I was a freshman in high school and it was an exciting thing then, so to be part of this redevelopment and all the exciting things happening here now almost 40 years later is such a pleasure,Ž said Rick Rojas,a member of the mallsmanagement team andowner of RJ Builders of Leesburg, which is in charge of the rebuild.Benzaken and Abitbol fielded questions about their plans, but mostly the pair celebrated alongside family, friends and the community.This is a big event, but its just our very first one. I am hoping there are many more in our future,Ž Abit-bol said.Benzaken described himself as elated about all the support from the com-munity and said he is eager to bring the mall back to its former glory.Its an exciting time. Its an honor to be here, its an honor to participate in bringing back to life this mall,Ž Benzaken said. Weve been working on this property for only a few months now, actually six months and 24 days. Im sure that people who were here a few months ago can see the tremendous difference from when we started, and a lot more is coming.ŽAmong those things, he said, is a new main entrancethat will include a long walkway with cov-ered drive-up and drop-off lanes, a glass enclosure with artistic lighting, a reconfigured parking lotand landscaping. Phase 2 will include construction of residential homes in the vicinity.Itll be brought up to 2018 standards from what it was in 1979. Its not going to look like the same place,Ž Benzaken said.To help with the facade revitalization, the city awarded a $500,000 matching grant.Leesburg Mayor Dan Robuck III said he sees the citysinvestment in the mallas an investment in Leesburgs future.Whats happening here is big. The mall is a regional draw that brings people infrom all over to not only spend their money there, but to get out and see all the other things that Leesburg has to offer,Ž Robuck said.Owners of existing stores in the mall are also seeing a positive impact.Ive been in the mall for 12 years and this is very good. Im so happy with the new ownership and vision because it helps everybody,Žsaid R.J. Badal, the owner of Home Gadgets, an existing store that features made-for-TV products. Itll bring more people and it will bring back businesses, because when businesses leave, it hurts everybody.Ž MALLFrom Page A1manager, said he has been working with the devel-oper to trim the number of homes originally planned for the 104 acres, which stretches from north of Morningside Drive to Jackson Road and Silver Lake Drive to the west.The city annexed the property in 2015 at the request of Hartman Golf Management. Jim Hart-man bought the bankrupt club in 2004, and it closed in 2007 when the economy tanked. It was his idea in 2016 to develop the property with single-family and multifamily housing.The neighbors didnt like it, including some who hoped the course could be saved.Hartman, of California, said Silver Lake was much smaller than newer, bigger courses. The country club opened in the 1920s.Neighbors were also worried about traffic going in and out of the entrance on Morning-side. That is still going to be the entrance, though there will be fewer people using it. There will be an emergency-only exit onto a dead-end street at the rear of the property, Wohlfarth said.The new plans call for a gated community, Rankin said. It will not be age-restricted.The minimum lot size will be 100-by-125 feet, Wohlfarth said.Plans also call for a lot of green space, he said, including some in the center of the property. SILVER LAKEFrom Page A1Police looked into the threats in 2013, but the newspaper declined at the time to press charges for fear of inflaming the situa-tion, Altomare said.Theres clearly a history there,Ž the police chief said.Ramos, a clean-shaven figure with long hair past his shoulders, was denied bail after a brief court hearing in which he appeared by video, watching attentively but not speaking. Authorities said he was uncooperativeŽ with interrogators. He was placed on a suicide watch in jail. His public defenders had no comment outside court.The first-degree murder charges carry a maximum penalty of life without parole. Maryland has no death penalty.The bloodshed initially stirred fears that the recent barrage of political attacks on the fake news mediaŽ had exploded into violence, and police reacted by tightening security at news organizations in New York and other places. But by all accounts, Ramos had a specific, longstanding grievance against the paper.At the White House, President Donald Trump, who routinely calls reporters liarsŽ and ene-mies of the people,Ž said: Journalists, like all Amer-icans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their jobs.Ž Ramos carefully planned the attack, barricading the back door and using a tactical approach in hunt-ing down and shooting the innocent people,Ž prosecu-tor Wes Adams said. Adams said the gunman, who was captured hiding under a desk and did not exchange fire with police, also had an escape plan, but the pros-ecutor would not elaborate. COURTFrom Page A1 SHOOTINGFrom Page A1president, I support our presidents agenda for our country,Ž Putnam responded before rattling off a list of Trump initia-tives he backs.While asking whether Trump is partly responsible for some of the incivility in the current political climate, the moderators also pointed out that Putnam was critical of Trump during the 2016 campaign.During the campaign you were one of those critical Republicans ƒ you did call Trump in the campaign, vile, obscene, dishonorable,Ž said mod-erator Bret Baier.I did not call the presi-dent those things,Ž Putnam responded.Putnam did describe Trumps comments on the so-called Access Hol-lywood tape as vile and obscene.Ž Trump bragged on the tape about using his celebrity to grope women.The candidates both said Trump bears no responsibility for escalating political tensions, pointing the finger at liberals such as U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters.Both went out of their way to avoid any criticism of Trump, offering support for his agenda on everything from trade to foreign policy. Both said they would sign legislation to ban abortions once a fetus has a heartbeat. Both steadfastly said they would support efforts to strengthen Floridians Second Amendment rights. Both oppose Medicaid expansion. Both oppose legalizing recreational marijuana.They also backed Trumps hard-line immi-gration approach.But DeSantis zeroed in on Putnams past positions on immigration, a potential liability in the GOP primary. He noted Putnam voiced support for the so-called Gang of Eight immigration bill that provided a pathway for citizenship for some undocumented immigrants, and said Putnam worked to undermine efforts to create an E-ver-ifyŽ system in Florida that would force businesses to check the legal status of their employees. I appreciate hes saying put Florida first, but he didnt put Florida first there; he put his donors who want cheap foreign labor ahead of the interest of our citizens,Ž DeSantis said.Putnam blamed federal officials for failing to address immigration issues and accused DeSantis of supporting food stamps for undocumented immigrants, a claim Politifact ruled Pants on Fire!Ž false.Our immigration laws need to be enforced,Ž Putnam said.Putnam often fell back on his Florida FirstŽ slogan and implied that DeSantis is unprepared to tackle the states big issues.The moderators also brought up Putnams criticism that DeSantis is running this race from a D.C. TV studio.ŽDeSantis responded to the criticism by noting he was born and raised in Florida, grew up in Pinellas CountyŽ but has often had to be away from the state for military service and now as a congressman.There are definitely times when I wish I couldve spent more time in Florida,Ž he said, adding: Sometimes duty calls and sometimes you have to step up and do whats right.ŽThe debate comes at a pivotal moment for both campaigns.Polls show Putnam is the clear front-runner in the race. He has a double-digit lead over DeSantis in recent surveys.A fifth-generation Floridian who has deep connections across the state after more than two decades in public office, Putnam, 43, has built a robust statewide campaign that includes frequent grassroots events and strong fundraising.DeSantis, 39, is a Harvard Law School graduate who served in the U.S. Navy and is a relative newcomer to politics, having won his first election in 2012. He has lagged in fundraising and is only just starting to ramp up his grassroots campaigning. He doesnt have the same network of longtime supporters. DEBATEFrom Page A3

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, June 30, 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: letters@dailycommercial.com Fax: 352-365-1951 In a recent ruling, a circuit court judge effectively told the Florida Legislature that it cannot implement a constitutional amendment any way that its members see fit. Good for the judge. Good for Floridians, too „ in this case, the overwhelming majority of voters who in 2014 supported Amendment 1, which was simply titled Water and Land Conservation „ Dedicates funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands.Ž Environmental groups challenged the Legislatures implementation of the amendment, which was endorsed by 75 percent (4.2 million) of those who voted on the measure. Amendment 1 was approved by 72 percent of voters in Marion County. In other words, the water and land conservation amendment won in a landslide. If there ever was a mandate, Amendment 1 was it. The amendment had several key requirements, and was proposed and adopted because the Legislature and governor failed to perform two vital tasks: „ Allocate sufficient revenue to satisfy a portion of the Florida Constitution that states: It shall be the policy of the state to conserve and protect its natural resources and scenic beauty. Adequate provision shall be made by law ... for the conservation and protection of natural resources.Ž „ Meet the terms and intent of the Land Acquisition Trust Fund. Florida and its taxpayers made substantial investments in acquisition and preservation until 2009, when the state drastically reduced or eliminated funding of the premier program for acquisition „ Florida Forever. The Great Recession did force the Legislature to prioritize spending, and the revenues for the acquisition fund „ from documentary stamps on real estate transactions „ plummeted. But after the recession, conservation funding still lagged while revenues rose. Amendment 1 had two main requirements: „ The state would allocate 33 percent of net revenues from the so-called doc stamps to water and land conservation. „ The revenues would be used to acquire, restore, improve, and manage conservation lands including wetlands and forests; fish and wildlife habitat; lands protecting water resources and drinking water sources, including the Everglades, and the water quality of rivers, lakes, and streams; beaches and shores; outdoor recreational lands; working farms and ranches; and historic or geologic sites.Ž The plaintiffs made a compelling case that the Legislature had not fulfilled the terms of the amendment. They cited a laundry list of expenses that, we suspect, few Floridians who voted for Amendment 1 would view as consistent with the amendments language and their intent. For instance, the lawsuit cited the use of funds for vehicles, office personnel and other expenditures that should be covered by the general fund. Circuit Judge Charles Dodson, based in Leon County (home to Tallahassee, the state capital), clearly agreed with the plaintiffs arguments. He noted that proposed amendments to the state constitution are reviewed by the Florida Supreme Court for, among other things, clarity. An appeal is likely, unfortunately. Perhaps Dodsons ruling will be reversed. But this much is clear for now: At least one judge agreed that the implementation of Amendment 1 was mishandled, a view likely consistent with that of the 4.2 million Floridians who voted in favor of the measure.OUR OPINIONThe mishandling of Amendment 1 ANOTHER OPINION It feels surreal, as our country approaches the 242nd anniversary of its freedom, to be celebrating the fact that our government is no longer pulling crying toddlers and infants away from their parents along the southern border. Equally strange has been the sluggish response of some evangelical leaders, whose notion of biblical mercy is one that shines less brightly on immigrants. The Rev. Franklin Graham, for example, only last week acknowledged that the U.S. policy of separating migrant families was "disgraceful." That word should have thundered two months ago from his pulpit. And other words, too: heartbreaking, inhumane, cold-blooded, shameful, un-Christian, un-American, immoral, indefensible. All the same things we've heard from people of all faiths who don't claim to be on God's personal speed dial, yet who have no difficulty recognizing cruelty when they see it. Even when he finally spoke out against the separating of migrant families, Graham refused to blame the president. "This is not the administration's fault. I don't point the finger at Trump," said the son of the late, iconic Billy Graham. He then shrunk behind the same outlandish lie that President Trump's allies had been using to defend what was happening: Immigration law requires border officers to yank some kids away from their parents. It's all the fault of Congress! Not even the White House, which solely made the decision to warehouse more migrant children, successfully adhered to that narrative. In fact, Trump's flailing team changed its story more than a dozen times. In the beginning, the aggressive push to split up families at the border was described as a new Justice Department policy. Then, on June 18, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said no, it wasn't a new policy. A day later, Marc Short, another Trump official, said, yes, it was. Nielsen had also asserted it was "offensive" to suggest that taking children from their parents was intended to deter illegal immigrants from coming. Within hours, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said exactly the opposite to Fox News. Trump, Sessions and Nielsen all spouted the line that forced separation was required by flawed legislation and that Congress must act to fix it. Then the dependably muddled Kellyanne Conway told CNN that nobody ever claimed the law imposed mandatory separation of children from their mothers and fathers. The dizzying whirl of contradictions culminated with a memorable flip-flop by Trump himself. Five days after telling reporters that the family-separation policy couldn't legally be rescinded by an executive order, he sat down and signed one. It wasn't the president's tender conscience that made him back down, but rather the strong reaction from his own family, worried Republican lawmakers and high-profile preachers including „ belatedly „ Franklin Graham. As ideologically fractured as our country is, there remains a core decency that transcends politics and religious doctrine. It has been animated by compassion for children in distress, and also profound sympathy for any parent forced to watch a son or daughter taken away. The administration limited media access to the camps and compounds, because the White House understood that the optics were "horrible," in the words of Robert Jeffress, a popular Baptist pastor and avid Trump booster. And, sure enough, it didn't take much to horrify a majority of the public. Aerial shots gave the impression of prison flyovers, and an audio recording of crying children at a detention center went viral. Yes, fix the immigration laws. Improve border security. But, as moral common ground, can we at least agree not to lock up innocent kids as a political strategy? Trump's executive order temporarily halted most family separations at the border, but it did nothing to help more than 2,300 children who've been taken from their loved ones and remain incarcerated. The TV prayers and professed dismay of pastors Graham and Jeffress are a weak substitute for action. They should use their political friendship with Trump to help expedite reuniting all these youngsters and families as quickly as possible. True evangelicals try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, a man who would be sickened by what's happened here, and would never have waited so long to speak up. Carl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Readers may write to him at: The Miami Herald, 3511 N.W. 91 Avenue, Doral, Fla. 33172; email: chiaasen@miamiherald.com.ANOTHER OPINIONEvangelical leaders were too silent for too longDont forget how Rick Scotts fraud case got resolved Thanks to Daniel J. Andrews for reminding us just how Rick Scott got rich. What he forgot to mention is how that fraud case got resolved. Remember, he walked with $10 million and $350 million in stock. When the restitution and fines were paid it was by raiding the 401K savings of all the employees. I know someone who worked there.Carol Kummer, Bushnell Dont feel safe from the North Korea threat Americans sleep well now that there is no threat from North Korea,Ž so stated Donald Trump. Here are the facts: € Trump did not instigate a meeting with Kim Jong Un. Ever since the Korean War, they have invited every U.S. president to visit, but none did. Why? Because the North Korean dictatorship cannot be trusted. € For years, Russia and China have opposed joint U.S.-South Korean military training. € Trump promised that he would not meet with Kim until they had an iron cladŽ agreement for denuclearization. No such agreement was made. € The North Koreans have promised denuclearization but have added more weapons, including hydrogen bombs. € Any person versed in history knows that North Korea cannot be trusted to fulfill its promises. € Trump was elected because he never reveals his true intentions or how he plans to accomplish his goals. He is a TV personality who is great at bait and switch,Ž entertainment and showmanship. € There was no agreement of substance made at this meeting, which is certainly not a verifiable strategy for denuclearization. € After the meeting, Trump admitted he could be wrong but would not admit the fact. So the question is: Why did this president accept the invitation to meet with the North Korean dictator? The clear answer is showmanship. He knows that he can return to FOX proclaiming that he is a great negotiator who did what no other president could do. He also knows that his followers will believe every word he says. Also, after no evidence of denuclearization, FOX and the conservative media will fall silent. The other question is why Trump would „ without notifying our allies or the Pentagon „ proclaim that there will be no more joint military operations? There are three reasons: To appease Putin, give North Korea what they want (even though Trump received nothing in return) and because Trump is impulsive „ bordering on irrational. Taking this action will make American less safe. So, who came out ahead as a result of this meeting? Mostly North Korea, certainly China and even Russia. Now, South Korea will be less able to defend itself. America came out with a lot of hot air and nothing of substance. Hopefully most Americans will research the facts and come to the obvious conclusion that we are no safer now than before and this is all a smoke screen.Barry McAlister, LeesburgLETTERS TO THE EDITOR OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com Carl Hiaasen

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, June 30, 2018 B1Town: Tavares Branch of service and rank: Navy, E4 Enlisted or drafted? Enlisted. My brother was in the Navy. I wanted to be like my brother. From the time I was 10, I always said I wanted to be in the Navy. What did you do in the service? I was a sea bee (construction battalion). Why was it important? It was very important. We did basic construction, base maintenance. We put in all the airstrips. Where I was in Morocco, we actually built a baseball “ eld as a recreation break for the soldiers. What is your most important memory from service? I was stationed in Africa. For someone who grew up in a onehorse town „ St. Cloud, before Disney „ it was a culture change. What did you like least about service? I had no least. I loved it. What do you want people to understand about war? Its ugly. SALUTETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com CHAT WITH A VETERAN DEAN MORRIS TODAYDINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Saturday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992.org.SUNDAYINDEPENDENCE DAY HOMETOWN CELEBRATION: From 5 to 9:30 p.m. at Ferran Park in Mount Dora. Live music, vendors, food, kids zone, water show on Lake Eustis, “ reworks at 9:30. Go to www.eustis.org. PATRIOTIC FAMILY FUN DAY: From 4 to 8 p.m. at Dade Battle“ eld Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603 in Bushnell. Free. Call 352-793-4781. BREAKFAST BUFFET: From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. With biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs and pancakes. Cost is $6.50. Free to “ rst responders with ID and kids under 6. Call 352-483-3327. WINGS AND KARAOKE: At 2 p.m. every Sunday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail.com or go to amvets2006.com.MONDAYCARE PACKAGES FOR TROOPS: From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Drop off and label "care package for our troops." Call 352-430-4355 or email veteransinfoandevents@ gmail.com. CHICKEN WINGS, PIZZA AND CORNHOLE: At 5 p.m. every Monday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992.org.TUESDAYCALENDAR By Keith OliverCorrespondentTAVARES „ He retired as a lieutenant colonel who ultimately put his organizational skills and education to good use in and out of uniform. But first, he had to get in. Tavares resident Mike Merrill, 63, was a freshman at the University of Illinois „ the Fighting Illini „ and dreamed from boyhood of becoming a U.S. Marine. But an eyesight issue kept him out of the Corps commissioning program his freshman year. The Navy, which had awarded him a full scholarship, would not allow him to switch services as a sophomore and a seemingly skeptical Marine Officer Instructor (MOI) said noŽ as Merrill prepared to enter this third year of college. Thats when a summer jump school opportunity appeared on the horizon. Never mind that he had to make the trek to Fort Benning, Georgia, on no-cost government orders,Ž i.e., the travel and lodging bill was on him. Merrill came back to campus with the trophy. That is, the Iron Mike Trophy, designating him Class Honor Graduate. No. 1 of the 240 officer, enlisted and college ROTC and service academy trainees from all branches of service. The MOI immediately found an open boat spaceŽ for his new superstar and two years later, Marine 2nd Lt. Michael Anthony Merrill was administered the oath of office by his father, Capt. Nicholas Conrad Merrill, U.S. Navy Reserve (retired). He received graduation honors again by completing the Basic Officers Course at Quantico, Virginia, near the top of his class. In rapid succession, it was off to combat engineer school in North Carolina, duty with the 3rd Marine Division in Japan and a guard officer assignment at Marine Barracks Whidbey Island, Washington. Merrill stayed in the region for 26 years, resigning his regular commission and embarking on a sterling, serve-where-needed career as a Marine reserve officer.Jumping into the Marine CorpsMike Merrill received the Iron Mike Trophy, designating him Class Honor Graduate and No. 1 of the 240 of“ cer, enlisted and college ROTC and service academy trainees from all branches of service. [SUBMITTED] Buzzard confirmed it for me just last week. That would be Maj. Kurt BuzzardŽ Miller, U.S. Marines-retired and proud (being redundant here) Texas A&M Aggie. Presently, the ol CH46 Sea Knight jock drinks coffee by the gallon „ at least wife Rhonda wont let him dip anymore „ while running V-22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor Aircraft simulator training at the Corps legendary helo nest aboard MCAS New River, North Carolina. Roger that, K.O.,  Buzzard reported. We still name our tactical LZs (landings zones) after birds. LZ LAKEHAWK sounds pretty cool to me.Ž The only guy or gal with veto power, Daily Commercial Editor Tom McNiff, liked the column name, too. So here we are „ and welcome to LZ LAKEHAWK! My name is Keith Oliver and Im Range Control. But the operation itself, this combined arms exercise in military wordsmithing, this new camouflaged forum, belongs to Saturday Daily Commercial readers. Active-duty military readers. Veteran readers. Family readers. Student readers. Readers from the right. Readers from the left. Permission to take you into my confidence? If you have 75 cents to slap on the counter, you are Toms friend. And if you are a subscriber, you are Toms very special friend. And, by extension, you are my friend, too. And we thank you. And, yes, the LAKEHAWK moniker is absolutely a heartfelt shout-out to our regions own LakeSumter State College, of which I am a most grateful, G.I. Bill-assisted alum. We aspire, in this space, to write about a few heroes, to raise a few veterans issues, to tell you about a parade or two, to report on local deployed warriors, to let readers brag a little on some of their uniformed family members or neighbors and with your enthusiastic assistance, to mix it up a little. We do want to hear your concerns; wed appreciate your heads-up about an event or a noteworthy veteran; and dont be shy about shooting us your gripes „ or your attaboys. Best way to reach me is by email at news@dailycommercial.com. Thanks, yall. Its good to be home. Keith Oliver is a retired Marine with nearly 30 years of service, including Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and deployments to Lebanon, Panama and Somalia. His publishing credits include: Leatherneck, the Marine Corps Gazette, Christian Life, Homeland Defense Journal and Proceedings. He is the author of Command Attention (U.S. Naval Institute Press, 2008) www.usni.org and serves as national president of the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association www.usmccca.org.LZ LAKEHAWKWelcome to local MilVets new landing zoneMy training philosophy, no matter the setting, was dont withhold any information from my Marines or employees,Ž Mike Merrill said. And I strived to provide each person with the skills and tools necessary to complete the mission ƒ and in the case of Marines, to return whole.Ž Keith Oliver Tavares veteran never gave up on dream to be a LeatherneckSee VETERAN, B4 See SALUTE, B4

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, June 30, 2018 B3 FAITHTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comDo you sing Blessed AssuranceŽ with your fingers crossed? This isnt an idea I came up with. I got it from Charles B. Hodge, who wrote a booked simply titled Amazing Grace.Ž Thank about it. How blessed is our assurance, how amazing is our grace? Ive decided to do a long study on grace. I went through my library and found four or five books on grace. But thats only a small fraction of the books I own. I think back to a time when we were in Boston. I dont know who found Chuck Swindolls The Grace Awakening,Ž but it profoundly changed my and Nancys lives. It was around 1990, give or take a year. We were a part of a very evangelist soul-winning body. Our church had about 1,800 members when we arrived in 1986. We were getting ready to have our gatherings at the Boston Garden. When we left in 1991, the church membership was about 4,500, and that was after sending out several mission teams around the world. But something was wrong … at least with me. We were in the middle of all this excitement. Souls were being won and lives were being changed. But something was wrong … at least with me. Swindolls book got us in hot water. We started leaving legalism. It was a long and hard journey. But look at the words of Blessed Assurance. It begins, Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.Ž How can anyone sing this song with their fingers crossed? But for many Christians this song is just wishful thinking. How many of us can unilaterally say Jesus is mine? We may hope for it. We may long for it. We might even believe it. But is it so? The next verse goes, Perfect submission, perfect delight, Visions of rapture now burst on my sight; Angels, descending, bring from above Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.Ž Perfect Submission, I dont think so. Its so hard for me to surrender. At least when the surrendering is my idea. Jesus calls for perfect surrender, but he knows we cant do it. He knows He can. And if I am leaning on his surrender, his righteousness, I can have perfect submission. Perhaps the last stanza is the best of all. We sing, Perfect submission, all is at rest, I in my Savior am happy and blest, Watching and waiting, looking above, Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.Ž How can someone write such words? Obviously, she had to mean them. Lets look at the refrain. This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long; This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long.Ž She had to mean them. She had to have blessed assurance and perfect submission for this to be her story and her song, praising her Savior all the day.REFLECTIONSBlessed assurance: Is it our hope, or is it so? Rick ReedBy Mary BernardTribune News ServiceWatching Rocky movies in the late 1970s, filmed in Philadelphia's hardscrabble streets along the Market-Frankford El, Michael Duffy thought, What a depressing place to live.ŽWithin a decade, the Fran-ciscan priest had left his New Hampshire home to feed and serve the poor in that same Kensington community, now more known for its role in Philadelphias opioid crisis.Today, his orders soup kitchen „ the elegantly named St. Francis Inn „ is a neighborhood institution, and so is Duffy, 78. In the last 31 years, he has had a unique vantage point on a commu-nity that is at once long-time home for proud residents, notorious opioid epicenter, and, in pockets, gentrifying hot spot.Duffy, known to all as Father Mike,Ž was sent here by his Franciscan superiors in 1987 and never left. His St. Francis Inn service record is beat only by Sister Mary Augustini, who arrived one week earlier than Duffy and wont let him forget it.Duffy is tall and lean, and has a mean sweet tooth he cant resist indulging when the weekly donation arrives from Stocks bakery in Port Richmond.He calls his guests food insecure,Ž but tries to serve them in ways that go beyond basic nutrition.Duffy or another resident priest starts each day with Mass at 8:30 a.m. „ one of the few times they wear their traditional brown habits. Then a team of nine full-time staffers and three year-long volunteers sort through donations and prepare the days main meal (usually a sandwich or piece of bread, a hot entree such as stew, salad, and a dessert). Three days a week, they also serve a breakfast of doughnuts or cereal with hot coffee or tea.Duffy and the staff, most of whom have been at the inn for more than 20 years, usu-ally share the same food for their own dinner. They work five days a week, taking one day off and using the seventh for prayer.Staying centered on prayer „ along with sharing laughs where they can „ is essen-tial to avoiding burnout in a community where everyone knows that the person who is served dinner one day may be dead of an overdose the next.You cant take yourself too seriously,Ž Duffy said. You just do the best you can and learn to be satisfied with that.ŽThe St. Francis Inn wel-comes everyone, regardless of whether they are sober. Serving the poorThe Rev. Michael Duffy hands out food tickets for lunch outside the St. Francis Inn in Philadelphia, Pa. [PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS/DAVID MAIALETTI PHOTOS] After 30 years in soup kitchen, Franciscan priest re ects on changing neighborhoodCarmelo Gonzalez, 67, talks as he waits for lunch outside the St. Francis Inn in Philadelphia, Pa. TODAYSHABBAT SERVICES: At 10 a.m. every Saturday at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Call 352330-4466 or go to ourchabad. org.SUNDAYMOVIE-THEMED SERMON SERIES: At 8:30, 10 or 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Eustis, 117 S. Center Street. Children are encouraged to attend, and a nursery is available for all services. Featuring "The greatest Showman," Joy Holi“ eld, How to Live Like Jesus: Compassionately.Ž Details: 352-357-2833. BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP: At 10 a.m. the “ rst and third Sunday of the month at the home of Joe Tassell, Pastor of Mercy Church in Mount Dora. Go to mercychurch” .org. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: From 3 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at First Presbyterian Eustis, 117 S. Center St. To help people face challenges and rebuild their lives. Go to fpceustis.com.MONDAYOUR FATHER'S HANDS CRAFT GROUP: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Most items created are donated to charity. Call 352-728-0004 for information. GRIEFSHARE: At 3:30 p.m. every Monday at First United Methodist Church of Tavares, 600 W. Ianthe St. For those grieving the loss of a loved one. Cost is $15 for workbook. Call Betty at 352-308-8229 to register. TOASTMASTERS MEETING: From 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at Clermont Seventhday Adventist Church, 498 W. Montrose St. Call 352-234-6495.TUESDAYLADIES PRECEPT BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. LADIES TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information.WEDNESDAYSUMTER MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION: At 7:30 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of every month at Oxford Assembly of God, U.S. Highway 301 in Oxford. Call 352-748-6124 or email to oxfordassembly@embarq.mail.com. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: From 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through July 25 at Christ United Methodist Church, 1313 Grif“ n Road in Leesburg. Kids grades K-5. Register at 352-365-0622 or https://rrr. cokesburyvbs.com/CUMClsbg. LOVE AND LOGIC PARENTING CLASS: From 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 1 at Christ United Methodist Church, 1313 Grif“ n Road in Leesburg. For details: loveandlogic.com. Register: 352-365-0622. LADIES BIBLE STUDY: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Call 352-728-0004 for information. GRIEFSHARE: From 2 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 8 at Fairway Christian Church Room C/D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. For all who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Call 352-259-9305 for information. YOGA THERAPY CHURCH: At 11 a.m. every Wednesday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. Amrit Yoga Therapy and Christian Scripture. Call 352-203-7258. WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDIES: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. MEN'S BIBLE STUDY: From 8 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. LADIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information.THURSDAYCALENDARSee PRIEST, B4 See FAITH, B4

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B4 Saturday, June 30, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comLADIES 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 352-2599305 for information.FRIDAYHOLY HOUR AND HAPPY HOUR: At 7 p.m. the “ rst Friday of the month at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Beginners Shabbat Service followed by cocktails and traditional dishes. RSVP to 352-330-4466 or info@ jewishmarion.org. Go to ourchabad.org for information. CHRISTIAN BREAKFAST CLUB: At 8:30 a.m. every Friday at Perkins Restaurant, 27811 S. Highway 27 in Leesburg. Interdenominational and all welcome. Call Dan or Lynda Rushing at 352-530-2518. SHEAR LOVE SOUL SALON: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Friday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. With Pastor and cosmetologist Krista Olson. Wash hair beforehand and bring Bible. Call 352-203-7258.SUNDAY, JULY 8MOVIE-THEMED SERMON SERIES: At 8:30, 10 or 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Eustis, 117 S. Center Street. Children are encouraged to attend, and a nursery is available for all services. Featuring Mission Impossible,Ž Diana Paulin, Hospitality: Your Mission, Should you Choose to Accept it.Ž Details: 352-357-2833. FAITHFrom Page B3FREEDOM ON THE WATERFRONT: At 5 p.m. at Elizabeth Evans Park in Mount Dora. Live music, kids activities, “ reworks at disk. Go to https://mountdora.com. BINGO: At 1:01 p.m. every Tuesday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992.org. TACO TUESDAY: At 5 p.m. every Tuesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-3238750, email amvetspost2006@ gmail.com or go to amvets2006. com.WEDNESDAYRED, WHITE AND BOOM: At 6 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 330 3rd Street in Clermont. Free. Music by the Landsharks Band. go to www. ClermontFL.gov. FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: At 6 p.m. at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg. Kids zone, free baseball game, live music, food, vendors, cash bar. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Go to www.leesburgpartnership.com. STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR: At 4 p.m. Lake Catherine Blueberries, 5849 Lake Catherine Road in Groveland. Video game truck, BMX show, pony rides, kids zone, full bar, food. Go to http://groveland-” .gov/369/ July-4th-Celebration. INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE: At 10 a.m. in downtown Mount Dora. Starts at the corner of Donnelly and 7th and runs to Charles Avenue. Go to https://mountdora.com. JULY 4TH CELEBRATION: From 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Wooton Park in downtown Tavares. Live music at 6 p.m. Kids fun, free book giveaway, military square, photo booth. BINGO: From 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Sign in at the door. Connect with members and see what the post is all about. Call 352-323-8750, and ask for an AMVET of“ cer or auxiliary of“ cer. WACKY WEDNESDAY: From 4 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992.org.THURSDAYCOAST GUARD AUXILIARY „ FLOTILLA 43 MEETING: At 7 p.m. the “ rst Thursday of the month at Mid-Florida Lakes MHP, 200 Forest Drive in Leesburg. Promote recreational boating safety while receiving specialized training and making new friends. Call 407-761-8764 or email marty@ ganii.com.FRIDAYDINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Friday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992.org. FRIDAY FISH FRY: From 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non-members must sign in with a sponsor. Wear red to honor those deployed. Call Post Commander or Vice at 352-323-8750, email veteransInfoandEvents@gmail.com or go to amvets2006.com. SALUTEFrom Page B1Scores of volunteers wait on tables, serving restaurantstyle rather than making people line up for food, because the staff thinks that is a more dignified way to dine. Its challenging, too, as they regularly serve 300 guests in an hour and a half.One of those volunteers, Bill Long, used to be a guest. He moved to Kensington in 1974 after the death of his wife and two daughters, and drowned his misery in meth-amphetamines and alcohol for 15 years. In recovery, he found the St. Francis Inn.I get along with all the people out there,Ž said Long, 71. They know me from around the neighborhood, and they know I dont take no crap.ŽDuffy said that when he arrived in Kensington in the late 1980s, the most common drugs of choice were crack cocaine and Tywall, a substance inhaled through the nose to produce a quick high.Cocaine was an upper, so everyone was agitated, so wed routinely have two or three fights in the yard during the meal,Ž Duffy said.Carmelo Gonzalez, 66, has been eating at the St. Francis Inn since the 80s and has also witnessed the changes in the guests because of changing drugs.Back in the old days, it was a little more violent than it is now,Ž Gonzalez said.Heroin has changed everything.Now, sometimes you come down Kensington through Allegheny, it looks like a set for a zombie movie,Ž Duffy said. Theyre all strung out on drugs, leaning against the lampposts, flopped in the doorway, in the gutter.Ž When he first moved to the neighborhood, the batter-ies would be stolen out of his and others cars on the street routinely, once every two weeks,Ž Duffy said.Around four years ago, Duffy was awoken by one of the guests of the soup kitchen who told him that someone had stolen the TV out of the nuns house.I got in the car, chased (the robber), and I got the TV back after a physical struggle,Ž Duffy said. I said, Do you know what youre doing? Youre stealing a TV from nuns.Ž In the last two years, Duffy has watched the clearing of heroin camps at the Gurney Street railroad tracks, McPherson Square, and, most recently, under the Kensing-ton and Tulip bridges.Theyre away from the problem, but theyre not solv-ing the base problem of the addiction,Ž Duffy said. They cleared the tracks, people moved into the tunnel. They cleared the tunnel, people are going to be moving into the neighborhood.Ž PRIESTFrom Page B3My training philosophy, no matter the setting, was dont withhold any information from my Marines or employees,Ž he said. And I strived to provide each person with the skills and tools necessary to complete the mission ƒ and in the case of Marines, to return whole.Ž Successful stints in banking and volunteer firefighting followed and, at the local citizenrys urging, Mike ran for and was elected fire commissioner. He accomplished all this while pursing an MBA and logging Reserve travel miles to diverse missions in Norway, Southern California and Beaufort, South Carolina. He commanded an aviation support squadron, creatively merging his combat engineer and fire-fighting background to deliver on-time, underbudget realistic training. A career switch to college information technology with South Dakota University came after Merrill retired from the reserves. Merrill frequented Leesburg not long after his late Illinois-based snowbird parents made their residence permanent, and he became a Lake County resident in 2005. He joined the staff at Lake-Sumter College, starting off as a backup cashier for student accounts and completing a decade of service earlier this year as the schools grants and contracts manager. Maybe Lt. Col. Merrill will finally, really retireŽ this time, but you would not know it by his schedule and the level of involvement he has with Eustis St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church and other community outreach. Mike is just one of those guys who fully embodies the Marine Corps motto „ Semper Fidelis (always faithful),Ž said fellow Leatherneck George Wanberg of Howey-inthe-Hills. I just dont see him ever slowing down.Ž VETERANFrom Page B1

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, June 30, 2018 C1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Tom JonesTribune News ServiceThe National Football League could not have been clearer or more direct. It accused Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston of sexually assaulting an Uber driver in March 2016. No ambiguity. No innuendos. No carefully worded, read-betweenthe-lines insinuations. The NFL specifically said that it found his victim to be credible.Ž It said Winston touched her in a sexual manner without her consent.Ž Thats the exact definition of sexual assault. So Ill repeat what I wrote last week: the Bucs should cut ties with Winston immediately. No conversations. No meetings. Just do it. What else do the Bucs need to hear? What else does Winston need to do? What line does he need to cross? How can you possibly employ this man any longer? How can you put his photo on the side of your stadium? How can you sell his jersey? How can you send him out to talk to kids? This is no longer about Winston. Hes a bad guy and this latest incident in a long series of bad decisions confirms that. This is now about the Glazers. This is their team. This is their reputation and legacy that were talking about. Winston wouldnt even be here to begin with if the Glazers hadnt signed off on it and he wont be here next season if they dont want him to be. If he does return, its COMMENTARYIts time for Bucs to cut ties with WinstonThe Villages Tre Mann goes up for a shot at a summer league basketball game at The Villages High School on Friday. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comTHE VILLAGES „ Tre Mann could have sat out the month of June and saved his body for the rigors of AAU basketball.But thats not how The Vil-lages high-scoring senior thinks.Instead, Mann has spent the month working out and playing with his high school teammates, trying to establish a mindset for next season and iron out problem areas. With any luck, Mann hopes the sweat expended in summer will pay off with a state title in 2019.Mann, one of the nations most heavily recruited players, led the Buffalo into Fridays opening day at the Buffalo Team Camp, a threeday, 42-team basketball Summer schoolThe Villages Tre Mann works to raise his gameSuperstar will become free agent Sunday; Cavs, Lakers, 76ers expected to be among teams in considerationBy Tom WithersThe Associated PressCLEVELAND „ LeBron James made the first move. Now what?Cleveland? Los Angeles? Philadelphia? A surprise?Stay tuned. Decision III is this summers blockbuster, and its coming soon.James told the Cavaliers that he is not exercising his $35.6 million contract option for next season and will become an unrestricted free agent, two people famil-iar with the decision told the Associated Press on Friday.The decision to decline the option for 2018-19 was expected by James because it gives him more options, which includes him re-signing with the Cavs, who can offer him the most money „ a five-year, $209 million contract. James can also sign a shortterm deal with Cleveland, something he has done each year since returning in 2014.James had until 11:59 p.m. to express his intentions to the Cavs and his agent Rich Paul informed the team in the morning, said the people who spoke on condition of ano-nymity to the AP because the sides are not publicly commenting on moves ahead of free agency opening Sunday.The three-time champion is now the most coveted prize in an NBA free-agent class that includes All-Stars Paul George and Chris Paul. Teams can begin negotiations with free agents at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.LeBron declines player optionTwo people familiar with the decision say LeBron James has told the Cavaliers he is declining his $35.6 million contract option for next season and is a free agent. [MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] Beau Hossler watches his tee shot on the 17th tee during the second round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament Friday in Potomac, Md. [AP PHOTO / NICK WASS] By Doug FergusonAssociated PressPOTOMAC, Md. „ Beau Hossler has been hanging around the lead on the week-end in search of his first PGA Tour victory, and he gets another chance at the Quicken Loans National. So does Tiger Woods.Hossler, the 23-year-old in his first full year on the tour, birdied four of his last five holes and finished with a 35-foot birdie putt on No. 18 for a 4-under 66, giving him a share of the lead with Ryan Armour and Brian Gay.Armour (65) and Gay (64) each made short birdies on the par-3 ninth hole to finish their rounds and tie for lead.Woods finished a steamy morning on the TPC Potomac at Avenel with two pars that felt just as big. On a day in which he made seven birdies „ all but two of them from 15 feet or longer „ Woods didnt let a good round go to waste at the end. He saved par from the bunker on the eighth and ninths holes for a 65. That matched his low score of the year and left him four shots behind, the closest he has been going into the weekend since he was two shots back at the Valspar Championship.Im not that far back,Ž Woods said. The scores arent going to be that low and its going to be a tough weekend. It will be over 100 degrees and it will be a long weekend mentally and phys-ically. Im in a good position now.ŽHossler has at least a share of the 36-hole lead for the third time this year, and he had a close call in the Houston Open, losing in a playoff to Ian Poulter. He has shot in the 60s Hossler in tie for lead, Woods 4 back at TPC Potomac See JONES, C3 See HOSSLER, C3 See MANN, C3 See LEBRON, C3

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C2 Saturday, June 30, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVAUTO RACING 5:55 a.m. ESPN2 „ Formula One, Austrian Grand Prix, practice, at Spielberg, Austria 8:55 a.m. ESPN2 „ Formula One, Austrian Grand Prix, qualifying, at Spielberg, Austria 11:30 a.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Overtons 400, practice, at Joliet, Ill. 12:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Overtons 300, qualifying, at Joliet, Ill. 2 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Overtons 400, “ nal practice, at Joliet, Ill. 3:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Overtons 300, at Joliet, Ill. 7 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Overtons 400, qualifying, at Joliet, Ill. BOXING 9 p.m. ESPN „ Gilberto Ramirez vs. Roamer Alexis Angulo, for Ramirezs WBO super middleweight title, at Oklahoma City COLLEGE BASEBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 „ College Home Run Derby, at Omaha, Neb. GOLF 7:30 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, HNA Open de France, third round, at Paris 1 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Quicken Loans National, third round, at Potomac, Md. 3 p.m. CBS „ PGA Tour, Quicken Loans National, third round, at Potomac, Md. NBC „ LPGA Tour/PGA of America, KPMG Womens PGA Championship, third round, at Kildeer, Ill. 4 p.m. FS1 „ USGA, U.S. Senior Open, third round, at Colorado Springs, Colo. MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Minnesota at Chicago Cubs OR Detroit at Toronto (1 p.m.) 4 p.m. SUN „ Houston at Tampa Bay FS-Florida „ NY Mets at Miami 5 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, L.A. Angels at Baltimore (joined in progress) OR Cleveland at Oakland (4 p.m.) 7 p.m. FOX „ Regional coverage, Atlanta at St. Louis, Boston at N.Y. Yankees or Colorado at L.A. Dodgers 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, San Francisco at Arizona OR Kansas City at Seattle MOTOR SPORTS 8 p.m. NBCSN „ AMA, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series, Southwick National, at Southwick, Mass. (same-day tape) SOCCER 10 a.m. FOX „ FIFA World Cup, Second round, France vs. Argentina, at Kazan, Russia 2 p.m. FOX „ FIFA World Cup, Second round, Uruguay vs. Portugal, at Sochi, Russia 3:30 p.m. LIFE NWSL, North Carolina at Orlando 4:30 p.m. FOX „ MLS, Portland at Seattle 7 p.m. ESPN „ MLS, Orlando City at Atlanta United TRACK & FIELD 10 p.m. NBCSN „ IAAF Diamond League, at Paris (same-day tape) BASEBALL FCSL STANDINGSTEAM W L T GB Leesburg 15 2 .0 „ DeLand 11 9 0 5.5 Winter Garden 8 11 1 8 Winter Park 8 11 0 8 Seminole 7 11 0 8.5 Sanford 7 12 1 9 Wednesdays games Leesburg 12, DeLand 10, 10 innings Winter Park 13, Sanford 0 Winter Garden 13, Seminole 5 Thursdays games Leesburg 10, Winter Garden 0 Seminole 11, Winter Park 5 DeLand 13, Sanford 3 Fridays games Leesburg at Winter Garden, late Seminole at Winter Park, late DeLand at Sanford, ppd. Todays games Leesburg at Winter Garden, 6 p.m. DeLand at Sanford, 7 p.m. Seminole at Winter Park, 7 p.m. Sundays games Sanford at Leesburg, 5 p.m. DeLand at Seminole, 5 p.m. Winter Garden at Winter Park, 5 p.m. Mondays games Leesburg at Sanford, 7 p.m. Winter Park at Winter Garden, 6 p.m. Seminole at DeLand, 7 p.m. SOCCER 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 June 25 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 June 25 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 June 26 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 June 26 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 x-Brazil 2 1 0 5 1 7 x-Switzerland 1 2 0 5 4 5 Serbia 1 0 2 2 4 3 Costa Rica 0 1 2 2 5 1 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 Wednesday At Moscow (Spartak) Brazil 2, Serbia 0 At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Switzerland 2, Costa Rica 2, tie GROUP F W T L GF GA Pts x-Sweden 2 0 1 5 2 6 x-Mexico 2 0 1 3 4 6 Republic of (South) Korea 1 0 2 3 3 3 Germany 1 0 2 2 4 3 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 Sweden 3, Mexico 0 At Kazan, Russia Republic of (South) Korea 2, Germany 0 GROUP G W T L GF GA Pts x-Belgium 3 0 0 9 2 9 x-England 2 0 1 8 3 6 Tunisia 1 0 2 5 8 3 Panama 0 0 3 2 11 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 Belgium 1, England 0 At Saransk, Russia Tunisia 2, Panama 1 GROUP H W T L GF GA Pts x-Colombia 2 0 1 5 2 6 x-Japan 1 1 1 4 4 4 Senegal 1 1 1 4 4 4 Poland 1 0 2 2 5 3 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 Colombia 1, Senegal 0 At Volgograd, Russia Poland 1, Japan 0SECOND ROUND Today At Kazan, RussiaFrance vs. Argentina, 10 a.m.At Sochi, RussiaUruguay vs. Portugal, 2 p.m.Sunday At MoscowSpain vs. Russia, 10 a.m.At Nizhny Novgorod, RussiaCroatia vs. Denmark, 2 p.m.Monday At Samara, RussiaBrazil vs. Mexico, 10 a.m.At Rostov-on-Don, RussiaBelgium vs. Japan, 2 p.m.Tuesday At St. Petersburg, RussiaSweden vs. Switzerland, 10 a.m.At MoscowColombia vs. England, 2 p.m.QUARTERFINALSFriday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7MAJOR 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 tieFridays GameFC Dallas at Minnesota United, lateToday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.Tuesdays GameLos Angeles FC at Houston, 9 p.m.Wednesday, July 4Toronto FC at Minnesota United, 7 p.m. Atlanta United FC at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Seattle at Colorado, 9 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. D.C. United at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, July 7Orlando City at Los Angeles FC, 4:30 p.m. Colorado at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Seattle at New England, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta United FC at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Toronto FC at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota United at Houston, 9 p.m. FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. Chicago at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. Columbus at LA Galaxy, 10:30 p.m. San Jose at Portland, 11 p.m.Sunday, July 8New York at New York City FC, 7 p.m. GOLF PGA TOURQUICKEN LOANS NATIONALFridays scores are not available at press time at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, Md. Purse: $7.1 million. Yardage: 7,107; Par: 70 (35-35)LPGA TOURKPMG WOMENS PGA CHAMPIONSHIPFridays scores are not available at press time at Kemper Lakes GC, Kildeer, Ill.; Purse: $3.65 million. Yardage: 6,741; Par: 72 (36-36)UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATIONU.S. SENIOR OPENFridays scores are not available at press time at The Broadmoor GC, Colorado Springs, Colo. Purse: $4 million. Yardage: 7,264; Par: 70 (3634) (a-denotes amateur) EUROPEAN TOURFRENCH OPENFridays leaders at Le National Golf, Paris; Purse: $7 million. Yardage: 7,247; Par: 71 SECOND ROUND Marcus Kinhult, Sweden 71-65„136 Chris Wood, England 70-68„138 Jon Rahm, Spain 70-69„139 Bradley Dredge, Wales 67-72„139 Matthew Fitzpatrick, England 71-69„140 Justin Thomas, United States 70-70„140 Gregory Havret, France 70-70„140 Julian Suri, United States 70-70„140 Pedro Oriol, Spain 71-70„141 Mikko Ilonen, Finland 72-69„141 Paul Dunne, Ireland 74-67„141 Tyler Hatton, England 74-67„141 Alvaro Quiros, Spain 74-67„141 Russell Knox, Scotland 71-70„141 Jordan Smith, England 71-70„141 ALSO Sergio Garcia, Spain 72-70„142 Alex Noren, Sweden 73-72„145 MISSED CUT Seungsu Han, United States 70-77„147 Tommy Fleetwood, England 74-73„147 David Lipsky, United States 77-70„147 Edoardo Molinari, Italy 74-79„153 Daniel Im, United States 76-82„158 Chase Koepka, United States 81-80„161 Jose Maria Olazabal, Spain 85-84„169WEB.COM TOURLINCOLN LAND CHAMPIONSHIPFridays leaders at Panther Creek Country Club, Spring“ eld, Ill.; Purse: $550,000. Yardage: 7,228; Par: 71 (35-36) COMPLETED FIRST ROUND Rhein Gibson 32-30„62 Carlos Ortiz 32-30„62 Sam Burns 33-30„63 Augusto Nez 32-31„63 Jamie Arnold 32-32„64 Cameron Champ 32-32„64 Josh Teater 34-30„64 Kyle Reifers 32-32„64 Conner Godsey 32-32„64 Billy Kennerly 32-33„65 Scott Langley 31-34„65 Carlos Sainz Jr 33-32„65 Rafael Campos 31-34„65 Adam Long 34-31„65 Mark Anderson 33-32„65 Nick Hardy 32-33„65 Luke Guthrie 33-32„65 Julin Etulain 33-32„65 Matt Harmon 32-33„65 Rick Lamb 34-31„65 Roberto Castro 33-32„65 Dan Woltman 32-33„65 Cameron Davis 34-32„66 Dawie van der Walt 34-32„66 Chris Thompson 32-34„66 Kyoung-Hoon Lee 32-34„66 Anders Albertson 34-32„66 Brandon Crick 33-33„66 Conrad Shindler 33-33„66 Kramer Hickok 32-34„66 Matt Ryan 32-34„66 Mark Hubbard 34-32„66 Rico Hoey 34-32„66 Jimmy Gunn 32-34„66 Sebastian Cappelen 34-32„66 Robert Bell 32-34„66 Wes Roach 34-33„67 Sungjae Im 32-35„67 Ben Kohles 32-35„67 Oscar Fraustro 32-35„67 Adam Svensson 32-35„67 Seth Fair 36-31„67 Bo Hoag 35-32„67 Steven Alker 34-33„67 Joseph Bramlett 33-34„67 Chris Smith 35-32„67 Matt Fast 34-33„67 Ben Crancer 35-32„67 Richard Hearden 32-35„67 Tag Ridings 34-33„67 Albin Choi 32-35„67 Doug Letson 32-35„67 Jared Wolfe 33-34„67 Dicky Pride 34-33„67 Kyle Jones 33-34„67 Chris Baker 33-34„67 Justin Lower 32-35„67 Martin Trainer 33-34„67 Eric Axley 32-35„67 Hank Lebioda 34-33„67 Tom Whitney 34-34„68 Tim Wilkinson 34-34„68 Spencer Levin 34-34„68 Maverick McNealy 33-35„68 Michael Arnaud 34-34„68 Christian Brand 34-34„68 Jimmy Stanger 35-33„68 Vince Covello 33-35„68 Brad Hop“ nger 33-35„68 Steve Marino 36-32„68 Jin Park 33-35„68 Taylor Moore 33-35„68 Jonathan Hodge 34-34„68 Daniel Mazziotta 35-33„68 Casey Wittenberg 34-34„68 Jhared Hack 34-34„68 Brad Brunner 32-36„68 Archer Price 35-33„68 Ryan Sullivan 33-35„68 Curtis Luck 35-34„69 Scott Pinckney 32-37„69 Connor Arendell 33-36„69 Chase Wright 35-34„69 Chip Lynn 38-31„69 Mark Blake“ eld 37-32„69 Ryan Brehm 34-35„69 Hunter Hamrick 34-35„69 Alex Kang 34-35„69 Mark Wilson 35-34„69 Nelson Ledesma 34-35„69 Willy Wilcox 36-33„69 Grant Leaver 35-34„69 Kevin Dougherty 36-33„69 Brady Schnell 34-35„69 Michael Hebert 35-34„69 Sepp Straka 35-34„69 Andrew Novak 35-34„69 Robby Shelton 36-33„69 Armando Favela 33-36„69 Gerardo Ruiz 35-35„70 Derek Ernst 35-35„70 Peter Tomasulo 35-35„70 Curtis Thompson 36-34„70 Wyndham Clark 35-35„70 Roland Thatcher 36-34„70 Bio Kim 35-35„70 Brandon Matthews 36-34„70 Johnny Ruiz 36-34„70 Joey Garber 36-34„70 Jim Knous 37-33„70 Patrick Sullivan 33-37„70 Max Marsico 34-36„70 John Chin 35-35„70 Erik Barnes 35-35„70 Brian Campbell 33-37„70 Brian Davis 32-38„70 Chad Ramey 36-34„70 Bryan Bigley 36-34„70 Michael Weaver 35-35„70 Seth Reeves 34-36„70 Bhavik Patel 34-36„70 Max Rottluff 34-36„70 Zack Fischer 35-35„70 Joel Thelen 35-35„70 Jacques Blaauw 36-35„71 Mito Pereira 34-37„71 Edward Loar 35-36„71 Justin Hueber 35-36„71 Ryan Yip 34-37„71 Chris Naegel 37-34„71 Brett Drewitt 34-37„71 Joseph Juszczyk 34-37„71 a-Jake Erickson 34-37„71 Paul Imondi 36-35„71 Derek Chang 33-38„71 Sean Kelly 39-33„72 Mark Baldwin 38-34„72 Shane Bertsch 35-37„72 Frank Lickliter II 37-35„72 Brian Richey 37-35„72 Seann Harlingten 36-36„72 Max Homa 35-37„72 Alex Prugh 38-34„72 Stuart Macdonald 36-36„72 Michael Johnson 36-36„72 T.J. Vogel 37-35„72 Fernando Mechereffe 35-38„73 Jos de Rodrguez 35-38„73 William Kropp 37-36„73 Jos Toledo 37-37„74 Patrick Newcomb 38-36„74 Nick Rousey 36-38„74 Max McGreevy 36-39„75 Lee McCoy 37-39„76 Samuel Del Val 39-38„77 ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Miami Off New York Off at Cincinnati -105 Milwaukee -105 at Philadelphia -118 Washington +108 at St. Louis -140 Atlanta +130 at Los Angeles -180 Colorado +165 at Arizona -115 San Francisco +105 at San Diego Off Pittsburgh OffAmerican League at Toronto -175 Detroit +163 at Oakland -105 Cleveland -105 Los Angeles -150 at Baltimore +140 at Tampa Bay Off Houston Off Boston -138 at New York +128 at Texas -120 Chicago +110 at Seattle -205 Kansas City +185 Interleague at Chicago Cubs -147 Minnesota +137Updated Odds Available at Pregame.com TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Selected the contracts of LHP Paul Fry and RHP Ryan Meisinger from Norfolk (IL). Optioned RHPs Yefry Ramrez and Jimmy Yacabonis to Norfolk. Transferred RHP Darren ODay to the 60-day DL. Designated INF Corban Joseph for assignment. BOSTON RED SOX „ Acquired 1B-OF Steve Pearce from Toronto for INF Santiago Espinal. Optioned INF Tzu-Wei Lin to Pawtucket (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS „ „Placed INF Carlos Correa on the 10-day DL, retroactive to June 26. Recalled LHP Cionel Prez from Corpus Christi (TL). MINNESOTA TWINS „ Placed INF Taylor Motter on the 7-day DL. selected the contract of C-INF Willians Astudillo from Rochester (IL). Designated RHP Felix Jorge for release or assignment. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Recalled INF-OF Brandon Drury from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).National LeaguePITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Reinstated LHP Nik Turley from the restricted list and placed him on the 60-day DL.American AssociationWICHITA WINGNUTS „ Released RHP Jackson Sigman.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Acquired RHP Tyler Badamo from New Britain to complete an earlier trade. Placed RHP Gonzalez Germen on the inactive list.Can-Am LeagueQUEBEC CAPITALES „ Signed OF Nick Van Stratten. ROCKLAND BOULDERS „ Signed LHP Brad Schaenzer.Frontier LeagueGATEWAY GRIZZLIES „ Signed INF Paul Russo. Released RHP Dakota Smith. NORMAL CORNBELTERS „ Signed RHP Tyler Frohwirth. Released LHP Kevin Matthews. RIVER CITY RASCALS „ Released LHP Mark Reyes. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS „ Traded RHP Isaac Sanchez to Joliet. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS „ Signed INF Joe Becht.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationDETROIT PISTONS „ Named Sidney Lowe and Sean Sweeney assistant coaches and DJ Bakker player development coach.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueNFL „ Suspended Indianapolis RB Robert Turbin four games for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.Canadian Football LeagueCFL „ Suspended Ottawa Redblacks LB Kyries Hebert one-game for leading with the crown of his helmet and hit Calgary Stampeders WR DaVaris Daniels while the player was in a defenceless position.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueNASHVILLE PREDATORS „ Named Karl Taylor coach of Milwaukee (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Named Chuck Fletcher senior advisor to the general manager/hockey operations. WASHINGTON CAPITALS „ Named Todd Reirden coach. Re-signed D Michal Kempny to a four-year contract.ECHLREADING ROYALS „ Signed D Charlie Vasaturo.OLYMPIC SPORTSUSADA „ Announced triathlon athlete Michael Meacham accepted a one-year sanction after an anti-doping rule violation.SOCCERMajor League SoccerSEATTLE SOUNDERS „ Signed F Raul Ruidiaz to a designated player contract.National Womens Soccer LeagueWASHINGTON SPIRIT „ Signed M Maddie Huster.COLLEGESHOFSTRA „ Named Jay Miller softball coach and Julie Meyer associate head softball coach. KENNESAW STATE „ Named Tripp MacKay softball coach. TENNESSEE TECH „ Named assistant baseball coach Mitchell Wright was retained for the 2019 season. AUTO RACING UPCOMING RACESAll times EasternNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP OVERTONS 400Site: Joliet, Illinois. Schedule: Today, practice, 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. (NBCSN), qualifying, 7:05 p.m. (NBCSN); Sunday, race, 2:30 p.m., NBCSN. Track: Chicagoland Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles). Race distance: 400 miles, 267.5 laps. Last race: Martin Truex Jr. won the road race at Sonoma from the front row. Fast facts: NASCAR is moving to the NBC portion of its schedule starting this week „ with Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the booth. NBC-af“ liated stations will handle Cup and X“ nity events for the rest of 2018, but the Truck series will continue to be broadcast by FOX, FS1 and FS2. ...Brad Keselowski is in fourth place, eight points ahead of Truex, despite lacking a win. Truex has three victories, but his three DNFs following crashes are holding the defending champion back. Next race: Coke Zero 400, July 7, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida. Online: www.nascar.comBy Matt HolzapfelCorrespondentLEESBURG „ Great pitching, lights out hitting and strong defense is just about all you can ask for in a baseball game, and the Leesburg Lightning had it all in a 10-0 win over the Winter Garden Squeeze on Thursday night at Pat Thomas Stadium-Buddy Lowe Field.The kind of offense that were putting together, the pitching that we got tonight, the defense, just playing solid baseball,Ž Lightning head coach Rich Billings said. I definitely think thats what I would like our fans to be able to know that theyre going to get when they show up here.ŽThe Lightning raced out to an early lead and never looked back, starting with six runs through the first two innings. Tanner May, fresh off a walk-off home run Wednesday night against DeLand, drove in two runs in the bottom of the first with a single after Walker McCleney was hit by a pitch and Luke Brown reached on an error.May was far from done, however. Leading 2-0, May stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the second with the bases loaded and didnt miss a beat. One swing of the bat gave Leesburg a 6-0 lead as May launched a grand slam to almost the exact spot in left-center field that he hit his walk-off shot just 24 hours earlier.Lightning starting pitcher Robert Kwiat-kowski shut down Winter Garden on two hits over 5.2 innings, walking three and striking out six to earn the win. Aaron Simple fin-ished up with 1.1 innings of one-hit ball.Leesburg added one run in the fifth and three more in the sixth to secure a 10-0 lead. The game ended after seven innings due to league mercy rules (10+ run lead after 7 innings).In the games where we put up a bunch of runs and we 10-run-rule somebody, we put up crooked numbers in the first couple of innings,Ž Billings said. I think thats probably the biggest difference (between high-scoring games and low-scoring games).ŽLeesburg and Winter Garden played Friday night in Winter Garden and meet again today in Winter Garden.Lightning roll to 100 win over Winter Garden

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, June 30, 2018 C3 LEBRONFrom Page C1The fact that he didnt pick up his option could be good news for worried Cavs fans, who fear James may leave them for the second time in his career. If he had opted in, it would have likely meant the Cavs had worked out a trade for James.And while the Cavs remain hopeful hell stay, there are other teams in the mix for the 33-year-old „ and the Los Angeles Lakers appear to be at the top of the list.With the ability to sign two maximum-contract players, the Lakers can build a Super TeamŽ with James if they are able to also land George or work out a trade with San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard. On Thursday, George told the Oklahoma City Thunder hes declining his $20.7 million option for next season.James already has some shallow roots on the West Coast with two homes in the Los Angeles area and a film production company.The chance to join one of the leagues most iconic franchises has an appeal to James and he said following this years Finals that he remains in championship mode.ŽThe Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets are also believed to covet the four-time league MVP, who just played in his eighth straight Finals.James will factor family „ he has three children, and his oldest son is a rising hoops star „ into the choice of where he plays next.James just completed his 15th NBA season, and it may have been his best yet.He played all 82 regular-season games for the first time, averaging 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and a career-high 9.1 assists per game. He showed no signs of slowing down, if anything he had found a new gear.James then carried the Cavs, with their flawed roster after a massive trading deadline turnover, through the Eastern Con-ference playoffs „ they survived two Game 7s and swept the top-seeded Toronto Raptors „ to the NBA Finals for a fourth straight meeting with the Golden State Warriors.It was James eighth consecutive Finals appear-ance, a remarkable feat not matched since Hall of Famer Bill Russell and a handful of Celtics did it in the 1960s. Cleveland was overmatched but James had the Cavs in position to steal Game 1 before a late-game missed free throw by George Hill and mental meltdown by Cavs forward J.R. Smith, who dribbled out the final sec-onds of regulation thinking his team was leading, led to an overtime loss.tournament played at The Villages. On Friday, Mann led the Buffalo past Orlando Bishop Moore in overtime and to a double-digit win against Zephyrhills.We want to lay the foundation for next season now,Ž Mann said. This is a great time to do that. Were playing good teams and this is the last chance well have to do it before practice begins in the fall.The things were able to do now well give us a head start on the season.ŽMann averaged 20 points and 5.6 rebounds per game as a junior and was a first team member of the Daily Commercials All-Area team. He has already received offers from some of the nations top basket-ball programs, including Kansas and Florida.His 2018 season was filled with highlights, including a 37-point effort against Abington (Pennsylvania) Senior High on the final day of the Monteverde Academy Invitational Tournament. He also had a 32-point game against two-time Class 2A state champion Miami Christian on the second day of the MAIT.He suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee during the Buffalos Class 5A-District 5 championship game, a 62-49 loss to Ocala Trinity Catholic. The loss sent The Villages on the road to Orlando Lake Highland Prep for a regional quarterfinal game and with Mann sidelined, the Buffalo fell 57-46.Despite recording a 20-8 record in 2017-18, particularly after advancing to the Class 5A state Final Four the previous season, the Buffalo walked away feeling as if they left a few things on the court.Now fully recovered from his injury, Mann and his teammates are driven to prove last years early exit was a fluke.This next season will be my last year at The Vil-lages,Ž Mann said. I want to enjoy this year with my teammates and have fun with them. Thats the most important factor for me. Winning, of course, would be the best way to have fun.ŽBuffalo coach Colt McDowell said Manns approach to the summer speaks volumes about him.Having him on the court for our camp speaks to why Tre is so highly recruited,Ž McDowell said. He wants to get better, he wants to help his teammates get better and he wants our program to be the best it can possibly be. A lot of kids in his situation might sit this out and get ready for AAU ball.Not Tre. Its important to him that we win a district championship, and regional championship ƒ and hopefully, a state championship.ŽThis weekends team camp is Manns final summer outing with his prep teammates. In July, hell swap his Buffalo uni-form for AAU garb and the 6-foot-4 guard will test his skills on a different level.But come November, Mann will be ready to go with The Villages ƒ for the final time.Weve got a lot of goals for next season,Ž Mann said. A state championship, of course, is our biggest goal, but we have a long way to go before that. Everything were able to do now will help us reach that goal.Ž MANNFrom Page C1in 21 of his last 38 rounds.Ive had a lot of really good rounds. Unfortunately, Ive had some kind of high ones that are uncharacteristic for me,Ž Hossler said. I think that was six in a row in the 60s, so Im feeling good. Im getting it in play nicely off the tee and Im rolling the putter really well, so that obvi-ously helps.ŽThey were at 9-under 131, one shot ahead of Francesco Molinari (65) and Billy Horschel (68). Molinari, who is playing the Quicken Loans National and John Deere Classic with hopes of boosting his FedEx Cup standing, hit all 18 greens in regulation.Woods was among 20 players separated by four shots going into the weekend that is expected to be hot as ever along the Potomac River.The course rated the fourth-toughest on the PGA Tour schedule last year behind only three majors, though the greens have remained mostly receptive even under a blistering sun on Friday.I think the course changed a little bit at the end of the day,Ž Horschel said after finishing in the afternoon. I think the course will be a little bit firm, a little bit faster, but I dont think its going to be anywhere what it was last year, so I think you can still go out there and score. Were going to try to put two more rounds in the 60s, see where it puts us for Sunday.ŽHossler had a 66 on Sunday at the Travelers Championship to tie for second behind Bubba Watson. He began his big finish by driving just through the green on the reachable 14th for a simple up-and-down birdie, stuffed his approach to 3 feet on the next hole, and then took on the water to the right of the green on the par-3 17th and hit that to 6 feet for birdie. Gay started on the back nine and opened with five birdies in eight holes before his momentum slowed. Armour, playing in the same group, had only one birdie in 10 holes until he finished with four birdies on the front nine.Brian got off to such a hot start, you were just trying to keep up,Ž Armour said. You were just trying not to fall too far behind him, and if you do that, you probably were up near the lead.ŽRickie Fowler, the only player from the top 10 in the world playing this week, shot a 66 and was in the group five shots behind.Woods didnt make a putt over 8 feet in the opening round. He started Friday with a 25-foot birdie putt on the par-5 10th, and after a bogey from the hazard on the next hole, followed that with an 18-foot birdie putt. His biggest shot was chipping in from 80 feet on the 18th for birdie as he made the turn. His favor-ite shot was a 3-wood he hammered from 282 yards onto the green at the par-5 second hole for a two-putt birdie.It added to a 65 and a realistic chance going into the weekend.I think Im not that far away from putting it together where I can win,Ž Woods said. HOSSLERFrom Page C1because the Glazers say its OK. OK that hes their leader on the field. OK that hes the face of the franchise off of it. If you dont cut him now, what kind of message are you sending to fans? Heres what youre saying: that you tolerate this kind of garbage. That youre willing to overlook disgusting behavior as long as you can throw a football really well. That winning football games is more important than anything else. And if thats what the Glazers think, shame on them. Even if this team wins, how can you feel good about it knowing all the stuff Winston has done and what kind of person he seems to be? Winstons pattern of horrible behavior has been an embarrassment to the franchise and, worse, a menace to society. I dont want to hear about all the good he does in the community. Thats not a get-out-of-troublefree card. That doesnt allow you do whatever you want. Just because you do charity work during the day doesnt give you the excuse to go out and put your hands wherever you like at night. I dont want to hear how hes just a kid making immature mistakes. Hes 24. I dont remember Gerald McCoy or Mike Evans or Steven Stamkos or Chris Archer or Victor Hedman doing this kind of junk when they were that age. I dont want to hear about second chances. He was out of those a long time ago. At some point, there needs to be real consequences beyond slaps on the wrist for Winstons actions. Until there is, hell keep acting like an idiot. And I have little use for his statement where he said hes going to hold himself to a higher standard and how hes going to put this incident behind him and work hard to be a positive influence in the community. Why should we believe him now? This is the same guy who, when he came out of college, told us to judge him on his behavior moving forward. This is the same guy who, when news of this Uber incident broke last November, put out a statement that, essentially, called the victim a liar. Over and over in a statement, he called the allegations false. So what he says now carries no weight. Winston has lost the benefit of the doubt. There have just been too many ugly moments, too many embarrassing incidents, too many decisions that range from sleazy to downright disgusting. Winstons words are constantly betrayed by his actions, making pretty much everything he says meaningless. In his statement, Winston said he has given up alcohol. Heres hoping he does whatever is necessary to turn his life around. But that doesnt excuse any of the junk he has done. Enough, already. This could be an incredibly dark moment for the Bucs franchise, but only if the Glazers allow it to be. Its time they send a message that there are more important things in life that football. Its time to stop enabling a guy who has proven time and time again that he doesnt know how to act. Winston has already shown what kind of person he is. Now were going to find out what kind of people the Glazers are. JONESFrom Page C1

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C4 Saturday, June 30, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SPORTS TICKERINBRIEFARLINGTON,VA.Capitalspromote ReirdentoheadcoachWhenBarryTrotz resigned,theWashingtonCapitalsdidnteven b otherwithacoachingsearch.Therewasonlyone candidateandhegotthejob.TopassistantToddReirdenwilltakeovertheStanleyCup-championCapitals,promotedfromthebenchonFridayinamovethatallowsWash-ingtontomaintainasenseofcontinuity.Reirdencoachedthedefensementhepastfourseasons,wasafinalistforanotherNHLheadjobtwoyears ago,earnedapromotion toassociatecoachand playedasubstantialroleinthefirstchampionship infranchisehistory.Wefeelthatthe timeisrightforToddto leadourhockeyclub,Ž generalmanagerBrian MacLellansaid.Based onhiscoachingexperience,communication abilities,hisapproach tothegameandthe respecthecommandsin ourlockerroom,wefeelthatToddhasearnedthisopportunity.ŽVOORHEES,N.J.FlyerssupportHumboldt playerparalyzedincrashRyanStraschnitzkifeltathomeashewaswheeledintoaperchoverlookingtheiceatthePhiladelphiaFlyerspracticefacility.Belowhim,Flyersprospectsinthesameagerangeasthe19-year-old Straschnitzkiskatedin drillsandinahurryto impress,muchlikehisdaysasadefensemanfortheHumboldtBroncos b eforethebuscrashthat lefthimparalyzedfromthechestdown.Philadelphiageneral managerRonHextall andothermembersof theorganizationcameto visit.DefensemanSamMorinheardStraschnitzkiwasinthebuildingandpoppedbyforachat.ThehopefulFlyers pausedduringcamp Fridayandraisedtheir stickstowardStraschnitzkiforatraditionalsalute.DALLASNassar,trainercharged withsexassaultinTexasTexasprosecutors onFridayfiledsexual assaultchargesagainstLarryNassarandatrainerwhoworkedathisside, expandingtheworst abusescandalinU.S. sportshistorybeyond Michiganwhilealsoclearingworld-renownedgymnasticscoachesBelaandMarthaKarolyiwhoseranchservedasatraining siteforOlympians.Nassar,aformersportsdoctor,waschargedwithsexuallyassaultingsixminorsinWalkerCounty,homeoftheKarolyiranch,about70milesnorthofHouston.Agrandjuryalso indictedformersports medicinetrainerDebra VanHornononecount ofsecond-degreesexualassaultofachild,makingherthefirstpersonotherthanNassartobechargedindirectconnectionwiththeassaults.Shehad workedatIndianapolisb asedUSAGymnasticsfor30years. TheAssociatedPress SerenaWilliamsholdshertrophyafterwinningthewomenssingles“nalagainstAngeliqueKerberatthe 2016WimbledonTennisChampionships,July9,2016,inLondon.SerenaWilliamswasseededNo.25forher returntoWimbledonafterhavingababy,adecisionbytheAllEnglandClubannouncedWednesday,that elevatesthetournamentsseven-timechampionaboveherrankingof183rd.[BENCURTIS/ASSOCIATEDPRESSFILE] ByHowardFendrichTheAssociatedPressLONDON„SerenaWilliamsavoidedanyearlymatchups againstopponentswithsuc-cesstospeakofatWimbledoninadrawonFridaythatcouldputheragainstNo.5seedElinaSvitolinainthethirdround.Williamsisreturningto thegrass-courttournament forthefirsttimesince2016aftermissingitlastyearwhilepregnant.ShegavebirthtoadaughterinSeptember.Sheisrankedoutsidethe top150,buttheAllEngland Clubdecidedtoseedher25th basedonpastsuccess,which includescollectingsevenof her23GrandSlamsingles trophiesatWimbledon.Williamsfirst-roundopponent whenplaybeginsonMondaywillbe107th-rankedArantxaRusoftheNetherlands,whohasonecareertourtitle.Williamsiscompetingfor thefirsttimesinceshepulledoutoftheFrenchOpenaheadofafourth-roundshowdownagainstfive-timemajorcham-pionMariaSharapovainearlyJune,citinganinjuredchest muscle.ThatwasWilliams returntoGrandSlamactionaftera16-monthabsence.Rushasonlyoncebeen asfarasWimbledonsthirdround,backin2012.ThatwasthelasttimeshewonamatchattheAllEnglandClub.She wasbeateninthefirstround ofqualifyingayearago,aswerebothofthewomenWil-liamscouldmeetinthesecondround,136th-rankedqualifierViktoriyaTomovaofBulgariaand167th-rankedwild-card recipientTerezaSmitkovaoftheCzechRepublic.Svitolinahasonlyoncebeenasfarasthefourthround.Williamspossible fourth-roundopponent, 2017U.S.Openrunner-up MadisonKeys,madeone quarterfinalappearance,whilethe36-year-oldAmeri-canspotentialquarterfinalfoe,reigningAustralianOpenchampionCarolineWozniacki,hasneverbeenbeyondthefourthround.Williamscouldfaceheroldersister,five-timechampionand2017runner-upVenus,inthe semifinals.Theninth-seededVenusWilliamsopensagainst62nd-rankedJohannaLarssonofSweden,whois0-7atWimbledon.TheWilliamssistersarenotinthedoublesdraw.Theyhavewon14GrandSlamtitlesasapair,includingsixatWimbledon.Inthetophalfofthewomenssinglesbracket,thequarterfinalscouldbeFrenchOpen championSimonaHalepvs.two-timeWimbledonwinnerPetraKvitova,anddefendingchampGarbineMuguruzavs.No.6CarolineGarcia.Inthebottomhalf,No.2WozniackiwasdrawntofaceSvitolina, while2017U.S.OpenchampionSloaneStephenscouldplayNo.7KarolinaPliskova.Thepotentialmensquarterfinalsinthetophalfare eight-timechampionRoger Federervs.2017U.S.Openrunner-upKevinAnderson,and2014U.S.OpenchampionMarinCilicvs.No.6seedGrigorDim-itrov.Inthebottomhalfofthe bracket,itcouldbetwo-timeWimbledonwinnerRafaelNadalvs.2009U.S.Openchampion JuanMartindelPotro,andNo. 4AlexanderZverevvs.No.7DominicThiem.Two-timechampionAndy Murraywillface48th-ranked BenoitPaireinthefirstround. ItsarematchofMurrays fourth-roundvictoryoverthe FrenchmanattheAllEnglandClubin2017.ThatwasMurrayslastwin beforehesatoutnearlyayear becauseofaninjuredhipthat wassurgicallyrepairedinJanuary.Hereturnedtoactionlastweekandsoisrankedonly156thandunseededatWimbledon,whichhewonin2013and2016.Murraycouldface26thseededDenisShapovalovofCanadainthesecondround.Thetop-seededFederers openingopponentonMonday willbe57th-rankedDusan LajovicofSerbia.Theironly previousmeetinganywhere cameinWimbledonssecond roundlastyear,whenFedererwoninstraightsetsenrouteto thetitle.No.2seedNadal,whose17 GrandSlamtitlestrailonly Federers20amongmen, faces129th-rankedDudiSela ofIsraelonTuesday.Nadalhaswonbothoftheirpreviousmatchups.Mensfirst-roundersto keepaneyeonincludeDimi-trovagainstthree-timemajorchampionStanWawrinka, whoisstillworkinghiswaybackintoformafterkneesur-gery;12-timemajorchamp NovakDjokovicagainstAustralianOpenquarterfinalist TennysSandgrenoftheU.S.; andNo.23RichardGasquet againstGaelMonfilsinamatchupofFrenchmen.Twowomenwholosta Wimbledonfinalagainst SerenaWilliamswillmeetin thefirstroundwhenformer No.1andtwo-timemajor championAngeliqueKerberplaysqualifierVeraZvonareva.Kerberwastherunner-upin2016,Zvonerevain2010.Sharapova,the2004Wim-bledonchampionwhois seeded24th,couldface2017 FrenchOpenchampionand12th-seededJelenaOstapenkointhethirdround,andKvitovainthefourth.Serenagetssmooth drawatWimbledonMENTOWATCHAT WIMBLEDONROGERFEDERER Seeded: 1 Ranked: 2 Age: 36 Country: Switzerland 2018MatchRecord: 25-3 2018SinglesTitles: 3 CareerSinglesTitles: 98 GrandSlamSinglesTitles: 20„Wimbledon(03,04, 05,06,07,09,12,17),U.S. Open(04,05,06,07,08), AustralianOpen(04,06,07, 10,17,18),FrenchOpen (09) Last5Wimbledons: 17-Won Championship,16-Lostin Semi“nals,15-Runner-Up, 14-RU,13-2nd RAFAELNADAL Seeded: 2 Ranked: 1 Age: 32 Country: Spain 2018MatchRecord: 30-2 2018SinglesTitles: 4 CareerSinglesTitles: 79 GrandSlamSinglesTitles: 17„Wimbledon(08,10), U.S.Open(10,13,17), FrenchOpen(05,06,07,08, 10,11,12,13,14,17,18), AustralianOpen(09) Last5Wimbledons: 17-4th, 16-DidNotPlay,15-2nd,144th,13-1st MARINCILIC Seeded: 3 Ranked: 5 Age: 29 Country: Croatia 2018MatchRecord: 27-9 2018SinglesTitles: 1 CareerSinglesTitles: 18 GrandSlamSinglesTitles: 1 „U.S.Open(14) Last5Wimbledons: 17-RU, 16-QF,15-QF,14-QF,13-2nd JUANMARTINDELPOTRO Seeded: 5 Ranked: 4 Age: 29 Country: Argentina 2018MatchRecord: 28-7 2018SinglesTitles: 2 CareerSinglesTitles: 22 GrandSlamSinglesTitles: 1 „U.S.Open(09) Last5Wimbledons: 17-2nd, 16-3rd,15-DNP,14-DNP, 13-SFWOMENTOWATCH ATWIMBLEDONSIMONAHALEP Seeded: 1 Ranked: 1 Age: 26 Country: Romania 2018MatchRecord: 35-6 2018SinglesTitles: 2 CareerSinglesTitles: 17 GrandSlamSinglesTitles: 1 „FrenchOpen(18) Last5Wimbledons: 17-Lost inQuarter“nals,16-QF,151st,14-SF,13-2nd CAROLINEWOZNIACKI Seeded: 2 Ranked: 2 Age: 27 Country: Denmark 2018MatchRecord: 30-9 2018SinglesTitles: 1 CareerSinglesTitles: 28 GrandSlamSinglesTitles: 1 „AustralianOpen(18) Last5Wimbledons: 174th,16-1st,15-4th,14-4th, 13-2nd GARBINEMUGURUZA Seeded: 3 Ranked: 3 Age: 24 Country: Spain 2018MatchRecord: 21-11 2018SinglesTitles: 1 CareerSinglesTitles: 6 GrandSlamSinglesTitles: 2„Wimbledon(17),French Open(16) Last5Wimbledons: 17-Won Championship,16-2nd, 15-Runner-Up,14-1st, 13-2nd SLOANESTEPHENS Seeded: 4 Ranked: 4 Age: 25 Country: UnitedStates 2018MatchRecord: 21-9 2018SinglesTitles: 1 CareerSinglesTitles: 6 GrandSlamSinglesTitles: 1 „U.S.Open(17) Last5Wimbledons: 17-1st, 16-3rd,15-3rd,14-1st,13-QFSeven-timechampion avoidsearlydiculties inreturntotournamentBritainsAndyMurrayreturnstoBritainsKyleEdmundduringday fouroftheEastbourneTennisTournament,WednesdayatDevonshire Park,Eastbourne,England.MurrayreturnstoWimbledonaftersitting outfornearlyayearduetoahipinjurythatrequiredsurgery.[STEVEN PASTON/PAVIAAP]

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THISDATEINBASEBALLJUNE30 1908: At41years,3months,CyYoungoftheBoston RedSoxpitchedthethirdno-hitterofhiscareer,an8-0 winovertheNewYorkHighlanders. 1948: ClevelandsBobLemonpitcheda2-0no-hitter againsttheDetroitTigersforthe“rstAmericanLeague no-hitteratnight. 1962: SandyKoufaxoftheLosAngelesDodgersstruck out13NewYorkMetsenroutetothe“rstoffour careerno-hitters,a5-0victoryatDodgerStadium. 1970: RiverfrontStadiuminCincinnatiwasdedicated, butHenryAaronspoiledtheshowforthecrowdof 51,050witha“rst-inninghomeroffJimMcGlothlinas AtlantabeattheReds8-2. 1978: WillieMcCoveybecamethe12thplayerinmajor leaguehistorytohit500homeruns.Hismilestone shotoffAtlantasJamieEasterlywasntenough,asthe BravesbeattheSanFranciscoGiants10-5inthesecond gameofadoubleheaderatFultonCountyStadium. 1995: EddieMurrayoftheClevelandIndiansbecame thesecondswitch-hitterandthe20thplayerinbaseballhistorytoreach3,000hitswhenhesingledagainst theMinnesotaTwins.MurrayjoinedPeteRose,the careerhitsleaderwith4,256,astheonlyswitch-hitters toget3,000. 1997: BobbyWittofTexashitthe“rsthomerunbyan AmericanLeaguepitcherinaregular-seasongamein almost25years,connectingoffIsmaelValdesinthe Rangers3-2interleaguevictoryoverLosAngeles. 1998: SammySosahithis20thhomeruninJune, extendinghisownmajorleaguerecordformost homersinamonth,withaneighth-inningshotforthe CubsagainstArizona. S TATISTICALLEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,65;Trout,LosAngeles,63; Betts,Boston,61;Springer,Houston,59;Martinez, Boston,57;Segura,Seattle,57;Benintendi,Boston,56; Altuve,Houston,55;Ramirez,Cleveland,55;Rosario, Minnesota,54. RBI: Martinez,Boston,64;Haniger,Seattle,59;Machado,Baltimore,56;Lowrie,Oakland,55;Encarnacion, Cleveland,54;Gattis,Houston,54;KDavis,Oakland,53; Judge,NewYork,52;Ramirez,Cleveland,52;3tiedat 51. HITS: Altuve,Houston,112;Segura,Seattle,105; Castellanos,Detroit,99;Martinez,Boston,97;Lowrie, Oakland,94;Rosario,Minnesota,94;Lindor,Cleveland, 93;Machado,Baltimore,93;AJones,Baltimore,91; T rout,LosAngeles,91. DOUBLES: Escobar,Minnesota,33;Abreu,Chicago,27; Bregman,Houston,27;Castellanos,Detroit,26;Lindor, Cleveland,24;Lowrie,Oakland,24;Pillar,Toronto,24;4 t iedat23. T RIPLES: Sanchez,Chicago,8;Benintendi,Boston,5; Hernandez,Toronto,5;JJones,Detroit,4;Moreland, Boston,4;Profar,Texas,4;Smith,TampaBay,4;10tied at3. HOMERUNS: Martinez,Boston,25;Ramirez,Cleveland, 23;Trout,LosAngeles,23;Cruz,Seattle,21;Betts, Boston,20;KDavis,Oakland,20;Judge,NewYork,20; Machado,Baltimore,20;3tiedat19. S TOLENBASES: Gordon,Seattle,21;Anderson,Chicago, 17;RDavis,Cleveland,16;Merri“eld,KansasCity,16; DeShields,Texas,15;Smith,TampaBay,15;Betts, Boston,14;Segura,Seattle,14;3tiedat13. PITCHING: Severino,NewYork,12-2;Kluber,Cleveland, 11-4;Happ,Toronto,10-3;Morton,Houston,10-1;Snell, T ampaBay,10-4;6tiedat9. ERA: Verlander,Houston,1.82;Severino,NewYork, 2.10;Snell,TampaBay,2.31;Bauer,Cleveland,2.44; Morton,Houston,2.54;Kluber,Cleveland,2.54;Cole, Houston,2.56;Sale,Boston,2.56;Skaggs,LosAngeles, 2.69;Clevinger,Cleveland,3.03. S TRIKEOUTS: Sale,Boston,153;Cole,Houston,146; Bauer,Cleveland,140;Verlander,Houston,136;Paxton, Seattle,134;Severino,NewYork,132;Morton,Houston, 122;Kluber,Cleveland,115;Snell,TampaBay,113;Berrios,Minnesota,109. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Albies,Atlanta,61;Blackmon,Colorado,60; Goldschmidt,Arizona,56;Hernandez,Philadelphia, 56;Pham,St.Louis,54;Arenado,Colorado,53;Yelich, Milwaukee,52;Freeman,Atlanta,51;Bellinger,Los Angeles,49;Baez,Chicago,49. RBI: Suarez,Cincinnati,59;Story,Colorado,58;Baez, Chicago,57;Arenado,Colorado,56;Aguilar,Milwaukee, 54;Freeman,Atlanta,54;Gennett,Cincinnati,53;Rizzo, Chicago,53;Martinez,St.Louis,51;Markakis,Atlanta,50. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta,102;Gennett,Cincinnati,98; Freeman,Atlanta,97;Albies,Atlanta,92;Anderson, Miami,92;Arenado,Colorado,88;Castro,Miami,87; Herrera,Philadelphia,87;Crawford,SanFrancisco,86; Cabrera,NewYork,85. DOUBLES: Albies,Atlanta,26;Markakis,Atlanta,25; Carpenter,St.Louis,23;McCutchen,SanFrancisco,22; Anderson,Miami,21;Freeman,Atlanta,21;Hosmer, SanDiego,21;Rendon,Washington,21;3tiedat20. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,8;CTaylor,LosAngeles,7; Baez,Chicago,6;Nimmo,NewYork,6;10tiedat4. HOMERUNS: Aguilar,Milwaukee,19;Arenado,Colorado,19;Harper,Washington,19;Albies,Atlanta,17; Goldschmidt,Arizona,17;Muncy,LosAngeles,17;6 tiedat16. STOLENBASES: MTaylor,Washington,23;Inciarte, Atlanta,21;Turner,Washington,21;SMarte,Pittsburgh,17;Cain,Milwaukee,16;Hamilton,Cincinnati, 16;Dyson,Arizona,14;Peraza,Cincinnati,14;Baez, Chicago,13;2tiedat12. PITCHING: Lester,Chicago,10-2;Nola,Philadelphia, 10-2;Scherzer,Washington,10-4;Godley,Arizona,9-5; Greinke,Arizona,8-5;Mikolas,St.Louis,8-2;Newcomb, Atlanta,8-2;Stratton,SanFrancisco,8-5;Suter,Milwaukee,8-5;Wacha,St.Louis,8-2. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.69;Scherzer,Washington, 2.04;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,2.14;Lester,Chicago,2.18; Nola,Philadelphia,2.48;Mikolas,St.Louis,2.69;Newcomb,Atlanta,2.71;Guerra,Milwaukee,3.05;Wacha, St.Louis,3.20;Corbin,Arizona,3.24. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,165;Corbin, Arizona,129;deGrom,NewYork,126;Gray,Colorado, 119;Greinke,Arizona,108;Nola,Philadelphia,107; Velasquez,Philadelphia,104;Pivetta,Philadelphia,101; Foltynewicz,Atlanta,98;Strasburg,Washington,95.THURSDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Oakland4,Detroit2 Minnesota2,Chi.WhiteSox1,13inn. Seattle4,Baltimore2,10innings Boston4,L.A.Angels2 Houston1,TampaBay0 NationalLeague Arizona4,Miami0 ChicagoCubs11,L.A.Dodgers5 Colorado9,SanFrancisco8 Philadelphia4,Washington3 Milwaukee6,Cincinnati4 SUNDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague L.A.AngelsatBaltimore,1:05p.m. DetroitatToronto,1:07p.m. HoustonatTampaBay,1:10p.m. ChicagoWhiteSoxatTexas,3:05p.m. ClevelandatOakland,4:05p.m. KansasCityatSeattle,4:10p.m. BostonatN.Y.Yankees,8:05p.m. NationalLeague MilwaukeeatCincinnati,1:10p.m. N.Y.MetsatMiami,1:10p.m. WashingtonatPhiladelphia,1:35p.m. AtlantaatSt.Louis,2:15p.m. ColoradoatL.A.Dodgers,4:10p.m. PittsburghatSanDiego,4:10p.m. SanFranciscoatArizona,4:10p.m. Interleague MinnesotaatChicagoCubs,2:20p.m.BASEBALLCALENDARJULY2: Internationalamateursigning periodopens. JULY6: Lastdaytosignforamateur draftpickssubjecttodeadline. JULY17: All-StarGame,Washington. JULY29: HallofFameinductions, Cooperstown,N.Y. JULY31: Lastdaytotradeaplayer withoutsecuringwaivers. OCT.2-3: Wild-cardgames. DEC.10-13: Winter meetings,LasVegas. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. AltuveHou8332555112.345 BettsBos622386180.336 SeguraSea7531357105.335 JMartinezBos782985797.326 TroutLAA822846391.320 MDuffyTB642532280.316 SimmonsLAA712623982.313 BrantleyCle682764186.312 CastellanosDet793194199.310 RosarioMin763045494.309 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. GennettCin782964598.331 MarkakisAtl7931346102.326 FFreemanAtl793055197.318 AlmoraChC742334174.318 BCrawfordSF772753486.313 ArenadoCol752865388.308 ParraCol722353272.306 KempLAD772453475.306 MartinezStL732723483.305 SuarezCin642403773.304 ThroughJune28Byebye,baseballChicagoCubsAddisonRussellhitsagrandslamduringthe“fthinningoftheteamsbaseballgameagainstthe MinnesotaTwinsonFridayinChicago.[JIMYOUNG/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]

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It could be mining bitcoin for criminals.As the popularity of virtual currencies has grown, hackers are focusing on a new type of heist: putting malicious soft-ware on peoples handsets, TVs and smart fridges that makes them mine for digital money.So-called crypto-jackingŽ attacks have become a growing problem in the cybersecurity industry, affecting both consumers and organizations. Depending on the severity of the attack, victims may notice only a slight drop in processing power, often not enough for them to think its a hacking attack. But that can add up to a lot of processing power over a period of months or if, say, a businesss entire network of computers is affected.We saw organizations whose monthly electricity bill was increased by hundreds of thousands of dollars,Ž said Maya Horowitz, Threat Intel-ligence Group Manager for Checkpoint, a cybersecurity company.Hackers try to use victims processing power because that is whats needed to create „ or mineŽ „ virtual currencies. In virtual currency mining, computers are used to make the complex calculations that verify a running ledger of all the transactions in virtual currencies around the world.Crypto-jacking is not done only by installing malicious software. It can also be done through a web browser. The victim visits a site, which latches onto the victims computer processing power to mine digital currencies as long as they are on the site. When the victim switches, the mining ends. Some websites, including Salon.com, have tried to do it legitimately and been transparent about it. For three months this year, Salon.com removed ads from its sites in exchange for users allowing them to mine virtual currencies.Industry experts first noted crypto-jacking as a threat in 2017, when virtual currency prices were skyrocketing to record highs.The price of bitcoin, the most widely known virtual currency, jumped six-fold from September to almost $20,000 in December before falling back down to under $10,000. The number of crypto-jack-ing cases soared from 146,704 worldwide in September to 22.4 million in December, according to anti-virus developer Avast. It has only continued to increase, to 93 million in May, it says. How your smart devices might be losing computing power by mining bitcoin for crooksBackground sap A neon sign hanging in the window of Healthy Harvest Indoor Gardening in Hillsboro, Ore. on Feb. 7, shows that the business accepts bitcoin as payment. 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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, June 30, 2018 E1 HOMES DIY MAKE A WOOD PROJECT The warmer months are a great time to complete a woodworking project. Consider one of these ideas from Western Red Cedar: Sharpest shed ever: A compact multi-purpose shed in a key corner of your backyard could organize your yard tools, sports equipment and other gear. Dinner al fresco: A clean-lined dining table and benchset ts seamlessly into any indoor or outdoor decor. „ Brandpoint OUTDOORSHOW TO PICK DECK MATERIALWhen deciding on decking, look for these three criteria: € Select material that packs a lot of style and ties in with your homes existing architecture. € Consider woodalternative decking materials that reduce the hassle of upkeep. € Look for products with exceptional durability. „ Brandpoint OUTDOORSHOW TO PICK DECK MATERIALWhen deciding on decking, look for these three criteria: € Select material that packs a lot of style and ties in with your homes existing architecture. € Consider woodalternative decking materials that reduce the hassle of upkeep. € Look for products with exceptional durability. „ Brandpoint Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com By Laura FirsztMore Content NowWall tile is trendy ƒ thats for sure. Its both practical and luxurious. In fact, good-looking tile can add a fashion-forward note to just about any wall in your home. And if you have plenty of time and patience, you might want to learn how to lay wall tiles yourself. Where to use wall tile€ Backsplashes € Walls of shower area or entire bathroom € Kitchen walls € Anywhere you want a bright note of color and/or texture CAUTION: Be careful about using wall tile as a ” ooring material. Ceramic wall tiles often just arent tough enough to stand up to foot traf“ c.Which surfaces you can lay wall tiles on€ Unpainted drywall € Painted walls € Plaster € Cement backer board € Existing tile (though you must make sure that your walls are strong enough to support the weight of a new layer of tile) Do NOT install tile on top of plywood, wallpaper, highly glossy surfaces, or lead paint.Supplies youll need€ Tiles € Thinset or tile adhesive € Graph paper of tile design software € Degreaser or sander € Backer board and waterproo“ ng membrane for bathroom tile € Painters tape and newspaper € Notched trowel € Plastic spacers € Tile cutter, wet saw, or glass cutter € Grout € Rubber ” oat € Sponge € SealantHow to lay wall tiles1. Purchase your tiles. To calculate quantity: Measure the total wall surface youll be covering and add about 5-10 percent to allow for breakage. You might want to keep a few extra tiles on hand for future repairs as well.2. Plan the tile layout. Start from the center of your wall, rather than a corner. Sketch the layout with graph paper or tile design software, especially if you are working with several types of tile or a complex pattern. Include all large features … for example: Door, windows, vanity, tub, etc. Allow for the thickness of grout lines.3. Prep the walls. They should be undamaged, smooth, clean, and dry. Scrub existing tile with a degreaser. Sand painted surfaces. Install water resistant material such as cement backer board, topped with a waterproo“ ng membrane, if you are going to be tiling your bathroom wall.4. Prep the room. Switch off your power at the electrical panel. Remove any outlet covers and switch plates on the wall(s) being tiled. Protect mirrors, countertops, etc. with painters tape and newspaper.5. Mark your starting point(s). With a carpenters level and a chalk snap line, mark a vertical line at the center of each wall to be tiled. Then intersect that line with a horizontal where the top of your base row of tiles will be laid.6. Apply thinset or tile adhesive. Cover just one small area (approximately 3-feet-by3-feet) at a time. Be sure not to hide your reference line. Make grooves in the adhesive using a notched trowel.7. Attach your first tile. A slight twisting motion will help embed the tile into your adhesive. Check that the tile is level, according to your reference line. Work quickly; if the patch of adhesive begins to harden, moisten it lightly.8. Tile the entire wall. Install tiles from the center, moving outward and continually checking that everything is level. Plastic spacers will ensure that the gaps between tiles (where your grout will go) are even; leave them in place until your adhesive dries.9. Take care of the edges. Apply a tile border, if desired. Cut the last vertical row of tiles to size as necessary with a tile cutter, wet saw, or glass cutter.10. Prepare for grouting. Sponge off excess adhesive once you have tiled the whole wall. Let adhesive dry for 24-48 hours before removing the spacers.11. Grout. For easier cleanup, moisten the tiles “ rst. Prepare grout according to manufacturers directions … or use premixed. T rowel grout onto tiles and work into the gaps with a rubber ” oat. Grout in 10-square-foot sections. Remove excess from the tile surface with your ” oat, then wipe with a clean, damp sponge.12. Dry and seal. Leave the grout to dry for 24 hours. After that, apply sealant to the grout lines (keep it OFF the tiles themselves).If youd like help with your wall tiling project, hire a reliable, experienced tile contractor. Laura Firszt writes for networx.com. BIGSTOCK wall tiles lay How to I wonder how many marital arguments occur each year because of a husband and wife hanging pictures or other dcor items on a wall? My bet is there are millions. In my experience, females are more visual and less concerned about the engineering of the hanging process, while men are not as patient, think it is OK if it is hung a little crooked and prefer to engineer everything with a sledgehammer. I understand this is a little bit of stereotyping and not everyone falls into these AROUND THE HOUSEHow to avoid marital con ict when hanging wall dcorHow do you avoid marital con” ict while correctly hanging up home dcor? Be in the right frame of mind for the project, have the correct tools and use the correct hanger. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] Don MagruderSee MAGRUDER, E2

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E2 Saturday, June 30, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comYou have probably heard of Burmese pythons and Cuban tree frogs. Have you heard of coral ardisia, hydrilla, water hyacinth or air potatoes? All of the animals and plants previously mentioned are invasive. The problem with the second set of invasive species is most people are not aware of aquatic and terrestrial invasive plant species. I used to be naive regarding invasive plant species until I attended the University of Floridas Plant Camp for Teachers a few weeks ago. Plant Camp provided me with a purpose educating Lake County youth on invasive plant species and the importance of invasive plant removal. After manually removing a small percentage of a 68-acre infestation of tuberous sword ferns, I realized that invasive plants must be stopped. My new passion on invasive plant species brought me back to the roots of 4-H and how youth can make a difference. 4-H began because adults within the farming community were not educated regarding new agricultural development in the late 1800s. In fact, many farmers did not want to accept or attempt using new agricultural developmental tools. Researchers began tapping into youths as they discovered that youths were more willing to experiment with innovative ideas and developments. As youths began to use and recognize the success of new agricultural technologies, they began presenting and applying new agricultural technologies in their communities. Due to the youths willingness to try something new, farmers began to utilize these agricultural developmental tools. Without rural youth programs such as 4-H, farmers might not have utilized new agricultural technologies. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), at least 45 percent of the invasive non-native plant species found in Florida were imported for ornamental or agricultural reasons, and 39 percent of the worst invasive plant species are still commercially available for sale and continue to spread. It is estimated that more than 1.7 million acres of Floridas remaining natural areas have become infested with nonnative plant species. This spread of invasive plants stems from people being uninformed. Invasive non-native plants damage Floridas natural environment and lead to a loss of biodiversity and resources. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services states that Florida spends about $30 million annually on invasive plants. It is essential that residents become informed on invasive plants, and that we start doing our part to prevent invasive outbreaks. Considering the history of 4-H, I know that educating youths is crucial to generating a change in Lake County concerning invasive plant species. As 4-H youths once educated farmers on new agricultural technologies, Lake County 4-H youths will educate locals on invasive plants. Education is key for Floridas remaining native ecosystems. There is hope that native ecosystems can be preserved and restored, and I am confident that this hope starts with our youths. Lake County 4-H aims to train youths to develop into environmental civic servants and for them to take that knowledge and educate other youths and adults on being responsible conservationists. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution. Dallas Daniels is the 4-H agent for the Uf/ IFAS Lake County Extension. Email hendersond@ufl.edu.FROM THE EXTENSIONYoung people are key to ght against invasive plantsDr. David Hall teaches a group about auquatic invasives. [SUBMITTED] A sea of invasive tuberous sword ferns. [SUBMITTED] Dallas Daniels categories. However, for 90 percent of the couples out there, the picture is painted very close to reality. Husbands and wives that fall into these categories can take comfort in one thing „ they are both wrong. For the lovely lady of the house, unless you have some bionic superpower you received from a faraway galaxy, there is no way you can visualize a level picture or put it in the dead center of your wall. One major reason „ most homes are not perfectly level and walls are not perfectly plumb and level. Plus, the same trick that lights and shadows play on your eyes when walking through your home are being played when you hang a picture. Most achieve perfection in hanging wall dcor after hours of trial and error, when giving up is a better idea. The man of the house does not have the patience for hanging dcor because of one question: Why?Ž There is nothing wrong with a blank wall. If something must be hung on the wall, like a Farrah Fawcett poster, a thumbtack works just fine, as it does for everything. If a man is doing something he considers a waste, asking him to spend money on proper hangers is just dastardly. It doesnt help that his wife made him move a picture four times because, It just doesnt look right.Ž How do you avoid the marital conflict while correctly hanging home dcor? First, both sides need to be in the right frame of mind for the project and then commit to a process of doing it correctly. Agree where the dcor is to be hung on the wall and discuss it before putting the first hanger in place. Hold up the dcor so your spouse can visualize it, and everyone can agree on its placement. There is no sense in moving it all over the wall, because that damages the wall. Next, have the correct tools. Have a four-foot standard level or laser level, which ensures the dcor is level. Explain to your spouse how a level works so they are comfortable that you are accurate despite their eyes telling them something different. My wife has learned the phrase, I am in the bubble,Ž which means the air bubble is in the two lines of the level. Have a good, stiff tape measure and maybe a yardstick that can help you accurately calculate the measurement. If your spouse wants dead center of a wall, measure and calculate it. Then with a pencil, mark dead center of the wall so that your spouse can visualize the space. On height „ measure, dont guess. Once again, verify with your spouse using tiny pencil marks on the wall. Once your spacing and height have been determined for the dcor item, if you can, lift it up for one last spousal verification. Finally, install the hanger. Purchase a hanger that can properly hold the dcor and attach it to the wall without being seen. The most important part of hanging a dcor item (or any item in the home) is safety. Something falling off the wall or crashing on the floor can injure a child or destroy a valuable item. The biggest mistake in hanging items is the selection of hangers. A nail hammered just into the drywall is no better than using a piece of bubblegum. It is imperative that nails are nailed into studs or hangers made for drywall are used. In the case of very heavy items, toggle bolts may be needed. There are some nifty hangers on the market today „ they look like large plastic screws, and then a regular steel screw easily anchors into the drywall. Most importantly, use the correct tools and manufacturer recommendations on all hangers. Hanging dcor in your home is easy, and it can be a project that spouses can work on together without arguing if they do it the right way. Are you in the bubble? Don Magruder is the CEO of Ro-Mac Lumber & Supply Inc. He is also the host of the Around the House radio show heard every Monday at noon on My790AM WLBE in Leesburg. MAGRUDERFrom Page E1 By Jennifer ContreraThe Washington PostHolly Heider Chapple is really so sorry that her minivan smells like Cheez-Its and dirty water. She doesnt need to explain, but she does anyway: The Cheez-Its are from her kids. She has seven of them. The dirty water is the littleknown eau de parfum of the floral industry „ for florists, that is, not for you. When you book a florist like Chapple, your nostrils will be inundated with dahlias and hydrangeas and ranunculus and Chapple gasps. She wrenches her steering wheel to the right and hits the brakes. The minivan stops, half off a country road near Chapples home in Waterford, Virginia. She leaves her keys in the ignition, grabs her clippers and heads for a flowering dogwood tree she has spotted on the side of the road. Now your event is going to smell a little like dogwood, too. This is the notso-secret secret to the success of Holly Chapple, one of the industrys best-known proprietors of a style of floristry that has taken over Instagram, Pinterest and Martha Stewarts aesthetic. It is sometimes called garden style or botanical style or Holly-ish.Ž It is really so ridiculous that thats a phrase, but thats what people tell me,Ž she says. Gone are bouquets arranged in perfect spheres (roundy moundies,Ž in the biz), traditional red roses and jarring color schemes; todays floral designs are lush and loose and look as if theyve been foraged from the back yard of Mother Nature herself „ because they have. This approach is more than a matter of taste or trend; its a renaissance that has emerged from a new business model. Traditionally, being a respected florist meant becoming certified through expensive formal training and the purchase of a brickand-mortar business. Chapple has neither of those things. She plucked flowers from her garden, learned as she went and became a success in large part because of social media, not because the industrys influential power players deemed her one. But that could change this summer, when the American Institute of Floral Designers hosts its annual symposium, the nations largest floral education event. Never has AIFD allowed a florist who is not accredited by the organization to give a presentation. But this year, it is Chapple who will take the stage as the featured opening presenter. Shes in the hot seat, poor lady,Ž says Suzie Kostick, the symposiums organizer. Kostick hopes to break down the wall between brick-andmortar florists and home-based florists like Chapple. The divide likely goes unnoticed by customers, but for those in the industry, the rivalry can be fierce and fueled by animosity. To many traditionalists, Chapple is like the team captain for the other side. They hate her,Ž says Hitomi Gilliam, an AIFD-certified florist who has befriended Chapple. They dont see her at [floralindustry] meetings, so they develop this thing about her. They say: Oh, she works at home. Shes just a Basement Betty.  Basement Betty (n.): a derogatory term for a woman who runs her business from her home. Implication: a bored housewife who went to Hobby Lobby, made the bouquet for her nieces wedding and now claims to be a professional.Instagrammers, industry love this self-taught orists aesthetic botanical style

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DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, June 30, 2018 E3By Adrian HigginsThe Washington PostIntroduced pests and diseases put the fear of God into plant biologists because these interlopers have not co-evolved with their hosts or predators in a way that keeps their numbers in natural balance. The classic example of a nightmarish result is the chestnut blight, a fungal disease from Asia that arrived in the early 20th century and proceeded to erase the American chestnut tree as the dominant hardwood species of the Eastern deciduous forest. Sometimes the anticipated devastation doesnt pan out. When the gypsy moth arrived in Washington a few decades ago, fears that it would ravage the citys urban canopy didnt come to be. The more recent appearance of the brown marmorated stink bug didnt end fruit and vegetable cultivation as we know it, and even Dutch elm disease hasnt eradicated the majestic American elm tree, which is making a comeback thanks to scientists who have bred resistant clones. Valiant efforts are underway to restore the chestnut by crossing Asian genes into resistant hybrids, but this has been a slow and plodding task. We are now in another age of obliteration. The new victim is the ash tree, whose straight grained wood is used for baseball bats and tool handles. Its days in natural areas are numbered and specimen survivors in gardens will need constant treatment if they are to have a chance of hanging on. The culprit is the emerald ash borer, a beetle that is just half an inch long but eye-catching in its iridescent green panoply. While the adult is jewel-like, its larva is a grotesque grub that chews its way into the bark and eats through the trees vital plumbing. A single tree can have as many as 10,000 of these maggots „ its enough to make your flesh crawl. The emerald ash borer „ EAB in forester speak „ was discovered near Detroit in 2002 and is thought to have arrived as a stowaway on crated cargo from East Asia. At first, experts believed it could be contained and possibly eradicated by isolating infestations, removing trees in those zones, and banning the hauling of firewood and timber. When it was first detected in Maryland in 2003, there was a valiant attemptŽ to check it, said Patrick Harwood, an urban forester with the Montgomery County Department of Parks. But we had so little knowledge about the insect.Ž Entomologists thought the adult could fly one mile but later discovered the distance was more like 15 miles. At last count, the pest is found in 33 states, the District and three Canadian provinces. The tally of dead trees measures in the hundreds of millions. In Washingtons Maryland suburbs, the uncontained destructive spread of the borer had become evident by 2015. I asked Harwood to show me dead trees in the countys Rock Creek Stream Valley Park. Here, ash death is manifested three ways. The first is the absence of trees on either side of the highways and trails running through the park (where theyve been taken down). The second is the way dead trunks and boughs arch up in the distance, through the tapestry of the woodland canopy „ these are trees yet to be felled or that will be left because they are tucked away from where people use the park. The third iteration is, in its own way, the most poignant. In new clearings in the woods, huge logs lie in long sections, many in standing water. Some still have their bark, others are naked, laced with the twisting shadows of the tunnels of the larvae. The water is ponding, Harwood said, because the trees can no longer suck the moisture from the land. If there were an elephants graveyard for trees, this would be it. Most of the trees are green ash, but some are of another flood plain species, the black ash. The latter has beautiful blocky bark, like a persimmons, but it was never considered pretty enough to make it into the garden. A more familiar species, the towering white ash, is a tree of drier, upland areas. The parks department has removed more than 4,000 ash trees over the past five years, Harwood said, and knows of another 2,500 due for removal. Some are as tall as 100 feet. But the exact number is unknown. There might be as many as 20,000 more in the heart of the wooded areas that we arent going to touchŽ because of their remoteness, Harwood said. We are only removing the trees we absolutely have to.Ž It is not unusual for a homeowner next to a park to report a dead tree. When Harwood arrives, he finds dozens of ash trees that are dying or dead. It can take six months to three years for a tree under attack to die, he said. One sign that a tree is in trouble is the appearance of blond blocks on the bark. This is caused by the chiseling of woodpeckers in search of a meal. Both white and green ash found their way into our gardens, either as native trees that just showed up and grew, or were planted. Their ability to endure both drought and flood made them a useful shade tree. They became a popular street tree, and hybridizers took advantage of their inherent seedling variability to improve the species. Summit is pyramidal with strong, fall yellow color, Newport has a strong central leader and more lustrous foliage. One prophetically called Emerald has glossy leaves and golden autumn color. What should homeowners with a prized ash tree do? Get professional help, quickly. Their only hope, if the tree is still healthy, is a recurring regimen of pesticide application. In the end, it may come down to a financial calculation „ the cost of annual professional treatment against the bigger one-time price of tree removal. And trees that look healthy may be lousy with borers. If you are swatting away woodpeckers, you may be in the market for a certified arborist. We clearly are witnessing an ending, not unlike the time in the 1970s in England when miles-long and centuries-old avenues of elm trees were felled on grand estates because of Dutch elm disease.A beetle brings a nightmare on ash streetFelled ash trees in Rock Creek Stream Valley Park in suburban Washington. The culprit, the emerald ash borer, is now found in 33 states, Washington and three Canadian provinces. [ADRIAN HIGGINS/THE WASHINGTON POST]

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DEAR ABBY: I'm 19 and my sister is 16. We have been working as prostitutes here in our state and in several nearby ones. We know we need help, but we are afraid to ask for it. Hotlines and trafcking programs have called the police on friends of ours who reached out for help. How can we get help without being forced to testify against my boyfriend and our other friends? -TERI DEAR TERI: I'm glad you wrote because there is help for you. Contact an organization called Children of the Night. It has helped thousands of young people like you and your sister. Its toll-free phone number is (800) 551-1300, ext. 0, and it is staffed 24/7. Children of the Night is privately funded and does not call the police on sex-trafcking victims. Once away from "the life," you and your sister will be able to study for your high school diploma online by emailing wow@ childrenofthenight.org. If you would like more information, please visit www.childrenofthenight. org and see for yourself. I wish you luck and an easy escape from "the life." You and your sister are in my thoughts and prayers.DEAR ABBY: I have a dilemma, and I need to know who's right. My boyfriend of 2 1/2 years wants me to move into his apartment, but he says I can't live there for free. He wants me to pay half the rent, cable, water and electric bills. I'm OK with the cable, water and electric. But I say the rent is the same whether I'm there or not, and I don't think I should have to pay rent on HIS place. It would be different if we were married. What do you think? Who's right? -MAYBE MOVING IN DEAR MAYBE: You are an independent young woman living in the 21st century, and as such, you should carry your share. That the two of you are not married is even more reason why you should share the cost of the rent. What your question shows me is, if the relationship evolves further and you consider making it permanent, that premarital counseling could help you and your boyfriend avoid some pitfalls later. Disagreements about money often cause marriages to fail.DEAR ABBY: My sister says it's rude to arrive at a party at the time specied on the invitation. She insists that if the time stated is 8 p.m., you shouldn't arrive before 8:30. I disagree, and I told her I believe that guests should arrive on time and to be late is disrespectful. Her response was that I am behind the times. Please let me know who is correct. -ON TIME IN FLORIDA DEAR ON TIME: Depending upon the type of party it is, there is leeway. If it's a cocktail party, guests who prefer not to stand around drinking for hours may choose to arrive late. However, if it's a dinner party, the guests should show up promptly so the meal can be served when it's ready. Sometimes a guest may be 15 or 20 minutes late because of unforeseen circumstances, but if someone is delayed for more than that, the host should be called and warned so the dinner can proceed without being ruined. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES DIVERSIONS Sisters working the streets reach out to find an escape TODAY IN HISTORY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018: This year you open up to more vitality. You do not ee from your feelings, as you have done in the past. Others relate more easily to you as a result. If you are single, you have your share of admirers. You might choose to date several people at once, or perhaps just one person who captures your interest. If you are attached, the two of you will work on your communication styles to become more in sync with each other. Your bond will evolve as a result. AQUARIUS has some offbeat ideas.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Communication could become unusually difcult. Even if you choose your words with care, you are likely to experience an offthe-wall reaction to them. Misunderstanding seems to oat through the air. Clearing them up will take a nurturing attitude. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You understand the role of being a good role model. Both your integrity and listening skills evolve. Others nd you, the stable Bull, to be somewhat unpredictable. A boss or older person could inadvertently put you in your place. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You seem ready to move on. You always seem to seek out a new system of thinking. Even with your good intentions, you could run into a friend who demonstrates more volatility than in the past. Give this person some space. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) The ups and downs of the moment could be discouraging, especially with a volatile Aquarius who seems to be letting off steam. Try to support this person in working through his or her issues. Do not get upset by a radical change in plans. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You might be in the middle of a problematic situation, as a loved one goes on the warpath. You nd this persons actions disruptive, and he or she will hear your message. Dont be surprised by the reaction you receive when you speak up. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You might be witnessing a friendship ounder because of a misunderstanding. It could be impossible to determine how right you are or how right the other party is. You certainly are gaining a new vision and understanding of others and their reactions. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) A loved one could be difcult to deal with, and you might want to pull back from interacting with this person. Nevertheless, be sensitive to a misunderstanding that could be brewing. Ask questions, if need be. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You might be walking into a situation that could become even more volatile if you are not careful. A roommate or loved one seems to be on the warpath. You might be a trigger, though the issue is probably deeper. Be loving and compassionate. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Your playfulness might not be received the way you want. You are in the mood for some fun; however, someone you care about could be downright angry, creating some negative feelings in you. Try not to allow this situation to become any worse. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Your playfulness emerges, and someone easily might misread your actions. Others seem inordinately aggressive or overly reactive. Make it OK to let people know what you feel is appropriate behavior in this situation. Take a step back, if need be. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You nally feel energized and as if you cant be stopped. Know that you could be a bit over-thetop. You dont want to feel as if you have to walk on eggshells, but you might not have a choice, as others seem to be particularly fragile. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You might want to express your thoughts to a loved one. You probably wont want to share everything, but opening up a conversation is vital for this bond. If you feel irritated, give yourself a break. Go for a walk to work through some tension. PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM DailyCommercial.com | Saturday, June 30, 2018 E5 TODAY IS SATURDAY, JUNE 30, the 181st day of 2018. There are 184 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On June 30, 1953, the rst Chevrolet Corvette, with its innovative berglass body, was built at a General Motors assembly facility in Flint, Michigan. ON THIS DATE: In 1859 French acrobat Charles Blondin walked back and forth on a tightrope above the gorge of Niagara Falls as thousands of spectators watched. In 1936 the Civil War novel "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell was rst published by The Macmillan Co. in New York. In 1966 the National Organization for Women (NOW) was founded in Washington, D.C. In 1977 President Jimmy Carter announced he had decided against production of the Rockwell B-1 bomber, saying it was too costly. (However, the B-1 was later revived by President Ronald Reagan.) In 1985 39 American hostages from a hijacked TWA jetliner were freed in Beirut after being held 17 days. In 1997 the Union Jack was lowered for the last time over Government House in Hong Kong as Britain prepared to hand the colony back to China at midnight after ruling it for 156 years.

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E6 Saturday, June 30, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Maureen GilmerTribune News ServiceDrought has changed roots of our older trees and shrubs. Many of them grew up under spray irri-gation and more generous rainfall. Still others were formerly in lawns. The root system reflects this with widespread surface feeders. When we are forced to transition to drip irrigation with individual emitters, only roots close to the emitters will flour-ish. Elsewhere, the roots in dry ground die back. When irrigation is turned off and rain falls, the dry roots aren't ready to take it up immediately without active root tips. So despite rain, this may cause trees under drip irrigation to lose access to rain mois-ture early in the season.In drought regions, the effects of changes in water regime show up boldly in trees with unsightly dead branches or tip dieback. Where lawns were ditched for water-wise landscapes and gravel, the trees are too often neglected despite their significance to the home site. The new drip irriga-tion carefully installed for all the drought-tolerant plants used rarely make special accommodations for existing older trees. They need far more water to survive the heat of summer, particularly in areas of decreasing water table and diminished rainfall.The consequences of failure to provide adequate moisture to a mature tree are dieback, borers and diseases spread by insects that flock to struggling plants. With dehydration, the hydrostatic interior pressure falls and natural defenses are lost. This is when opportunists move in to take out your favorite shade tree.Those who live in areas that did not receive adequate rainfall this year should stay vigilant this summer. Trees already showing drought issues last year will have double trouble this year if not remedied. If you don't assess your trees and become proactive with hydration, they will not have enough moisture this summer. With trees con-tributing high property values, you can't afford to lose them to neglect.When creating a drip system to replace your old spray heads, there are some important things to remember. The root sys-tems were trained to feed on surface water applied by full coverage spray heads. When you switch to emitters, the water goes deep in a narrow column beneath each emitter. Roots there will grow and feed off that tube of moisture while the rest of the roots may be dry as a bone. Unless you periodi-cally flood that root zone, it will take even longer for new root tips and hairs to form before water can be taken in.Just imagine the trunk of your tree growing out of the hub of a bicycle wheel. The spokes are all the feeder roots on the surface drawing up water from daily spray irrigation. If you create a ring of drip emitters around your tree like the rim of that bicycle wheel, you can maintain a circular ring of active root growth. This ring keeps all sides of the tree able to take up rainwater or an occasional flooding with living roots. When the system is turned off for the rainy season, it's easy for the tree to make its transi-tion to absorbing rainfall.This is why irrigation design and maintenance is the most important aspect of any drought related changes to a land-scape. Adequate delivery won't cut it. Plants need efficient, well designed coverage with quality products you can obtain, repair or replace for many years without failures. Find a good irrigation con-tractor or gardener with great skills to review your older plants and make sure they'll be properly watered this summer.Why irrigation matters for treesInline drip emitter tubing is the best for trees that need a large ring and multiple emitters. [MAUREEN GILMER] Microspray emitters in landscaping arent enough to satisfy the needs of older trees. [MAUREEN GILMER] The Washington PostWashington designer Marika Meyer joined staff writer Jura Koncius last week on The Washington Posts Home Front online chat. Here is an edited excerpt. Q: I love the look of wallpaper, but Im afraid of making such a permanent commitment. Any thoughts on other ways to add pattern to a room? A: I have a lot of clients who express this concern, but once they take the plunge, they never look back. Wallpaper not only adds pattern to a room but papering the walls brings in texture and warmth (especially a grasscloth style). Sometimes you can achieve some of that same feeling by using art. Frame and hang a tapestry or vintage textiles. I filled a wall with a collection of framed Hermes scarves at last years DC Design House. Q: I have noticed a lot more color in kitchens. I would like to brighten ours but I dont want to make any big structural changes. What else can we do? A: You are right. Color is in for kitchens, especially cabinets and tile. But without making those big changes, there is still a lot you can do. Painting your walls is an easy option and wallpaper is becoming even more popular in kitchens. Or, why not swap out your counter stools for a more colorful option? For a smaller change, look for vibrant accessories such as a fruit bowl or salad plates in an attention-getting pattern. Q: Whats your favorite white paint and trim color combo? A: For clients who like warmer tones, we use Benjamin Moore White Dove on trim and walls. On projects where we want a clean, crisp white, my favorite is Chantilly Lace. I just painted my older sons room Chantilly Lace paired with a blue and white chevron paper. Its very fun and will last him years. Q: We love entertaining outdoors in the summer. Is there anything fun we can add to our usual decor? A: Its all about casual, approachable materials and lots of texture. Linen is always a great choice for a tablecloth, napkins or place mats. Layer on some texture with rattan or bamboo napkin rings or place mats. If you want to add some color, I love a colored water glass. Also, try incorporating metallic elements. I love that gold and brass are back. There are some fabulous options available in glassware and even silverware. Q: My oldest child is 10, with a bedroom in desperate need of a rehab. Its time to lose the safari animals and grow up a little bit. But Im struggling with what to choose so that we dont have to update it again in three years when he is a teenager. Help! A: The key here is balance. Make sure the larger, more expensive furniture pieces are something he can grow up with. Drop the kids furniture store and look for simply styled adult pieces. Room & Board has great transitional items, and Anthropologie sells unique finds. Changing out bedding and accessories over time will allow the room to grow with your child and wont cost you a fortune. Q: We are perhaps a rare family in that we often eat dinner in our dining room (not only on special occasions). We are looking to update the room and I am struggling with wall colors. I have it in my mind that the wall color needs to coordinate with both our everyday dishes and our formal china. Am I overthinking it? Both are shades of green. A: I love that you use your dining room. My mother-in-law has a wonderful saying „ life is not a dress rehearsalŽ „ and I always think about that in our home. For the dining room, lots of shades of green can work. I would do something in a mid-tone range, such as Farrow & Ball Pigeon or Lichen. They can be dressed up or down, based on your plates. I also would not be afraid to create some contrast to your plates. Contrasting colors can add a new dimension to the room. Q: We live in an older home and some of the rooms get especially dark in the summertime. Any suggestions for brightening the space? Should we add more lights? What about fabrics and wall colors? A: Think about wall color first; painting in a bright neutral will help lighten the room. Window treatments in light, sheer fabrics also help dress the space without making it feel too heavy. I would keep the larger goods light so they do not darken the room. Q: We recently renovated our beach house.I would love to update the decor but I always resort to buying seashells and coral. Do you have suggestions for other ways I can make my house feel like the beach without using the typical items? A: Spending time at the beach is all about relaxing with family and friends. Your decor should be just as relaxed. Look for durable materials, casual upholstery and relaxed furniture. Its all about natural materials and textures mixed with soft shades that reflect the outdoors. But Ill never shy away from a beautiful piece of sculptural coral and neither should you. Q: I have a wheeled desk chair at home. Id like to avoid having it chew up the hardwood floors. Can I use a rug instead of a plastic office chair mat? If so, what type of rug material should I look for? Any other suggestions for protecting the floor? A: I recommend as flat a weave as possible so that the pile does not show signs of wear. Q: I dont like faux candles, but lighting my outdoor table with real candles is frustrating on a windy day. Have any new ideas? A: I use hurricane candle holders on our outdoor dining table and side tables. They prevent the wind from blowing them out, and you can use a large candle for events that go long into the night. I also layer in color with fruit or flowers on the bottom for a colorful touch to the table.Marika Meyer on updating the home and back yard