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DINE | B1TRIED, TRUE AND NEW ON MENU AT LILLYS @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Wednesday, July 4, 2018 75 ¢ Opinion .......................A7 Weather .......................A8 Dine .............................B1 Sports..........................C1 Diversions ....................C7 Comics ........................C6 Volume 142, Issue 185 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 Happy Fourth of July! By C. A. Bridges and Katie KusturaGatehouse MediaFor many Americans the Fourth of July is a time for family gatherings, cookouts and fireworks, but experts say the pros should handle the latter of those Indepen-dence Day activities, which can cause serious,even deadly, injuries.While the holiday is a time to celebrate our freedom with family and friends,Ž Jimmy Patronis, Floridas chief financial officer and state fire marshal, said in a statement that Florida residents should take steps to ensure the celebration doesnt end with a trip to the emergency room.Ž Sadly, that is all-too-fre-quent occurrence this time of year.Fireworks caused nearly 13,000 injuries in the United States in 2017, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Eight people died due to nonoccupationalŽ fireworks-related incidents. One of those died in a house fire caused by the misuse of a firecracker.Here in Leesburg, a Lees-burg man lost part of his hand several days before the Fourth of July in 2016 when a firework he thought was a dud went off in his hand.And an Orlando couples Fourth of July gathering ended badly last year when a firework, purchased from Sky King Fireworks of Day-tona Beach called Smiley FaceŽ blew up as the man tried lighting the fuse, according to a lawsuit filed in May. Sky King denied any wrong doingin a response filed in court.According to Daniell Rogers lawsuit, theblast blew the middle finger off his right hand and left him with hearing loss and inju-ries to his face, left hand and left leg, the lawsuit states. Red, White and oohBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comASTOR … A licensed nuisance alligator trapper on Monday recovered the carcass of a 8-foot-6-inch alliga-tor that chased a teenage girl up a tree in Freak Creek near Alexander Springs on Friday.A necropsy was not necessary,Ž said Greg Work-man with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. It was not necessary because the cause of death was obvious: A .223-caliber bullet wound from a Lake County sheriffs deputys AR-15.Investigators also found the cause of the unusually aggres-sive behavior: The female gator was protecting a nearby nest.Alligators seldom bite people for reasons other than food,Ž the FWC website notes. Female alligators may protect their nests by hissing and opening their mouths to frighten intruders .ƒŽJordan Broderick was frightened, and for good reason.Deputy Mitch Blackmon could hear her screaming when he arrived. The Titusville teen was 10 feet above the water and was getting tired.While alligators dont climb trees, they can use their back feet and tail to push their Trapper nds gat or that chased girlThis eight and a half foot gator was shot and killed by a sheriffs deputy when it chased a girl up a tree in Freak Creek on Friday. A trapper recivered the carcass on Monday. [SUBMITTED] Experts say the safest way to watch “ reworks is to attend a show put on by professionals during one of the many events around Lake County on Wednesday. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Wildlife o cer says mama gator was guarding nest when it chased child up a tree Independence Day EventsLeesburg: From 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Venetian Gardens, beginning with a Leesburg Lightning baseball game at Pat Thomas Stadium at 5:30 p.m. and an ice cream giveaway at 7 p.m. Fireworks over the lake begin at 9:15 p.m. Tavares: From 3 to 10 p.m. in Wooton Park. Patriotic Parade at 5 pm. on Main Street and “ reworks “ reworks at 9 p.m. Clermont : From 6 to 10 p.m. at Waterfront Park. Fireworks over Lake Minneola at 9:15 p.m. Groveland : From 4:30 to 11:45 p.m. at Lake Catherine Blueberries, 5849 Lake Catherine Road, north of State Road 50 on State Road 19, with “ reworks at 9:14 p.m. The Villages: From 5 to 9 p.m. at Spanish Springs Square, Lake Sumter Landing Market Square and Brownwood Paddock Square. Best bet for reworks is to leave it to the prosSee GATOR, A6 See FIREWORKS, A6By Catherine Lucey and Ken ThomasThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump spoke with three more potential Supreme Court candidates on Tuesday as a key senator privately aired concerns about one of the contenders.That follows four Trump interviews with judicial candi-dates a day earlier, as well as a conversation with Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, who is not regarded as a top contender. An administration official said Trump had spoken to seven candidates in total.These are very talented people, brilliant people,Ž Trump said during an appearance in West Virginia. Were going to give you a great one.ŽWith trademark flair, Trump has said hell announce his pick to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday, choosing from a list of candidates vetted by conservative groups. Contenders include federal appeals judges Raymond Kethledge, Amul Thapar, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.Trump interviews more high court candidates See CANDIDATES, A5By Eric TuckerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a students race into account to promote diversity in admissions.The shift suggests schools will have the federal governments blessing to leave race out of admissions and enrollment decisions, and it underscores the contentious politics that continue to surround affirmative action policies, which have repeatedly been challenged before the Supreme Court.The admissions memos were among 24 policy documents revoked by the Justice Department for being unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law, or otherwise improper.Ž Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the changes an effort to restore the rule of lawŽ and blamed past administrations Trump revokes race guidanceSee ADMISSIONS, A5


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Prepayments for 3 months or more, mail to: Circulation Dept., the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. Billed monthly at the rates shown. LOTTERY Monday, July 2Fantasy 5: 2-11-33-35-36 Cash 4 Life: 4-13-24-53-59-1 Tuesday, July 3Pick 5 Afternoon: 0-4-9-4-6 Evening: 7-7-9-3-7 Pick 4 Afternoon: 5-2-5-9 Evening: 0-7-2-7 Pick 3 Afternoon: 3-1-5 Evening: 1-0-6 Pick 2 Afternoon: 3-0 Evening: 9-8 DATELINESWASHINGTONPARISIn this June 21 photo, “ rst lady Melania Trump pauses after signing an artwork of an American ” ag while visiting the Upbring New Hope Children Center run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South in McAllen, Texas. The “ rst lady visited with wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after t raveling to the Washington-area hospital on a trip the White House did not publicly announce until after she had arrived. [ANDREW HARNIK/AP] In this Tuesday photo released by Greenpeace, a drone resembling the character Superman crashes into a wall of the nuclear power plant of Le Bugey, central France. Greenpeace activists say they have crashed two remote-controlled aircraft „ a drone and a tiny radio-controlled plane „ into a French nuclear plant to highlight the lack of security around the facility. [NICOLAS CHAUVEAU/GREENPEACE VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] ROLLING MEADOWS, ILL.Jury convicts man of murder in 1973 death of wifeA 76-year-old former Chi-cago-area man who authorities say used his reputation as an upstanding citizen to convince police 45 years ago that a crash that killed his wife was an acci-dent has been convicted of first-degree murder in her death.On Monday afternoon, jurors in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, deliberated for just three hours before returning with the guilty verdict against Donnie Rudd, a one-time school board member and respected attorney.The speed that the verdict was returned made it clear that jurors did not believe Rudds attorneys explanation that the death of 19-year-old Noreen Kumeta Rudd was a tragic accident.Ž SAO PAULOBrazilian businessman Eike Batista convicted of corruptionA Brazilian businessman famous for amassing and then losing a multi-billion-dollar fortune has been convicted of corruption and money laundering and sen-tenced to 30 years in prison.Eike Batista was found guilty of paying around $16.5 million in bribes to the then-Rio de Janeiro governor to gain an advantage in government contracts. Ex-Gov. Sergio Cabral was also convicted „ one of several corruption cases against Cabral .A federal judge in Rio de Janeiro signed the decision on Monday but it did not become widely known until Tuesday. NANTERRE, FRANCEEscaped criminal had small team of loyal accomplicesFrench investigators believe a team of four or five loyal accom-plices carried out the brazen prison helicopter escape of one of Frances most notorious criminals.The armed, masked men took a helicopter pilot hostage, forced him to land Sunday in Reau Prisons yard, used power tools to break through the prison yards doors and hustled Redoine Faid to freedom.Faid, a serial robber and mur-derer, hasnt been seen since leaving the prison near Paris. French police have launched a massive manhunt for him.Philippe Veroni, deputy director of Frances organized crime police unit, said Tuesday that Faid had clearly planned the prison break carefully and had a band of accomplices willing to risk everything. The Associated PressIN BRIEF By Tassanee VejpongsaThe Associated PressMAE SAI, Thailand „ Heavy rains forecast for northern Thailand could worsen flood-ing in a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach are waiting to be extracted by rescuers, possibly forcing authorities to have them swim out through a narrow, underwater passage in the cavern, a top official said Tuesday.The 13, who disappeared when flooding trapped them in the cave they were explor-ing on June 23 after a soccer game, were found by rescue divers late Monday night in the cavern in northern Chiang Rai province during a desper-ate search. The effort drew international help and has riveted Thailand.The boys, aged 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach were described as healthy and being looked after by seven members of the Thai navy SEALs, including medics, who were staying with them inside the cave. They were mostly in stable condition and have received high-protein drinks.While efforts to pump out floodwaters are continuing, its clear that some areas of the sprawling cavern cannot be drained, said Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda, a member of Thailands ruling military junta. In order to get them out ahead of the bad weather fore-cast for later in the week, they might need to use diving gear while being guided by profes-sional divers, he said.Anupong said the boys would be brought out via the same complicated route through which their rescu-ers entered, and he conceded that if something went awry, it could be disastrous.Diving is not easy. For people who have never done it, it will be difficult, unlike diving in a swimming pool, because the caves features have small channels,Ž he said. If something happens midway, it could be life-threatening.ŽVideo released by the Thai navy showed the boys in their soccer uniforms sitting in a dry area inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave above the water as a light held by a rescuer was shone on their faces.Cave rescue experts have said it could be safer to simply supply them where they are for now, rather than trying to have the boys dive out. That could take months, however, given that Thailands rainy season typically lasts through October.SEAL commander Rear Adm. Arpakorn Yookongkaew said there was no rush to bring them out, since theyre safe where they are.A doctor and a nurse were with them in the cave.We have given the boys food, starting from easily digested and high-powered food with enough minerals,Ž Arpakorn told a news conference.Having them dive out of the cave was one of several options being considered, but if we are using this plan, we have to be certain that it will work and have to have a drill to make sure that its 100 percent safe,Ž he said.Chiang Rai provincial Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn said the health of the boys and coach were checked using a field assessment in which red is critical condition, yellow is serious and green is stable. We found that most of the boys are in green condition,Ž he said. Maybe some of the boys have injuries or light injuries and would be categorized as yellow condition. But no one is in red condition.ŽRelatives keeping vigil at the mouth of the cave since the ordeal began rejoiced at the news that their boys and their coach had been found.I want to give him a hug. I miss him very much,Ž said Tham Chanthawong, an aunt of the coach. In these 10 days, how many million seconds have there been? Ive missed him every second.ŽRescue divers had spent much of Monday making preparations for a final push to locate them, efforts that had been hampered by flooding that made it difficult to move through the tight passageways of muddy water.Rick Stanton and John Volanthen, two expert cave divers from Britain, found the group about 300-400 meters (yards) past a section of the cave on higher ground that was believed to be where they might have taken shelter.In the 5-minute navy video, the boys were seen wearing their soccer uniforms and were calm, curious and polite. They also were keen to get some food.After an initial exchange in which a rescuer determines that all 13 are present, one of the boys asked what day it was, and a rescuer replied: Monday. Monday. You have been here „ 10 days.Ž The rescuer told them you are very strong.Ž The tradi-tional reserve of Thai children toward adults broke slightly after a while, and one boy told another in Thai, Tell them we are hungry.ŽWe havent eaten,Ž a boy said in Thai, then in English: We have to eat, eat, eat!ŽA rescuer assured them that navy SEALs will come tomorrow, with food and doctors and everything.Ž At the end of the video, a boy asked in English, Where do you come from?Ž The rescue diver replied, England, UK.ŽBesides the protein drink, Narongsak said they were given painkillers and antibiot-ics, which doctors had advised as a precaution.He said officials had met and agreed on the need to ensure 100 percent safety for the boys when we bring them out.ŽWe worked so hard to find them and we will not lose them,Ž he said.Cave diver Ben Reymenants, part of the team assisting the rescue effort, told NBCs TodayŽ show that he was very surprised obviously that they are all alive and actu-ally mentally also healthy.ŽForecast of heavy rains could complicate rescue of trapped teamThis Monday photo released by Tham Luang Rescue Operation Center, shows the boys and their soccer coach as they were found in a partially ” ooded cave, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai, Thailand. The 12 boys and coach found after 10 days are mostly in stable medical condition and have received high-protein liquid food, of“ cials said Tuesday, though it is not known when they will be able to go home. [THAM LUANG RESCUE OPERATION CENTER VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 3 | Wednesday, July 4, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS CLERMONTDeputies: Man hit woman with ax, raped herA man has been arrested on rape and other charges after a woman told sheriffs deputies that he attacked her with an ax and would not let her leave her home.The Lake County Sheriffs Office was called to a Wawa convenience store Sunday at 7:41 p.m. by a manager who said one of her employees was upset.The woman said Michael A. McCray, 25, of Clermont, was angry when she came home from work at 6:30 a.m. after working all night. He forced her to go into the bedroom, where he hit her on the knee with the ax, then forced her to get undressed. When she later tried to go to work he struck her with the ax in the back. He then choked her, she said, and he raped her. McCray has been charged with aggravated battery, strangulation battery, false imprisonment, tampering and sexual battery.DAYTONA BEACHJudge: Collarless cabbie shouldnt go to jailA Florida judge says he wont send a cabbie to jail for violating a city ordinance requiring a collared shirt.The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that during a hearing for Keith Gordon, Volusia County Judge David Foxman suggested the city review its cab ordinance. Police gave Gordon a notice to appear in court for violating city regulations by wearing jean shorts and a shirt with-out a collar during Bike Week.The infraction includes a fine up to $500 and 60 days in county jail.During a May 23 hearing, Foxman questioned the policy of misdemeanor charges for a clothing violation, adding its like living in a communist country or something.ŽCity Attorney Robert Jagger told the newspaper its a civil violation even though theres a possibility of jail time.PANAMA CITYCouple charged with locking puppy in trunk while shoppingAuthorities say a Mississippi couple locked a puppy in the trunk of their car while they went shopping at a Florida mall.The Panama City News Herald reports that 30-yearolds Maurice Sanders and Keshanna Thompson were arrested Sunday and charged with aggravated animal cruelty.Police received a call about the puppy Sunday afternoon. A witness says he saw Sanders lock the dog away before walking into Dillards.Officers reported hearing the puppy panting in the trunk. They broke a window and accessed the trunk through the cars back seat. Police say it was extremely hot, and there was no water. The puppy was taken to animal control.PENSACOLAMan gets 20 years for shooting at passing driverA Florida man has been sen-tenced to 20 years in prison for shooting at a passing driver.The Pensacola News Jour-nal reports 27-year-old Daniel Thomas Fountain was sentenced Friday for the March 2017 attack. A State Attorneys Office press release says Fountain was sitting in his car across the street from the victim, who was driving to work.According to the release, Fountain was hanging out of his drivers side window and fired three rounds at the victim as the victim drove past. Law enforcement responded to a disturbance call later that day at Fountains girlfriends house. Fountain was there with his car, which matched the description of the car in the shooting. The victim from the earlier shooting then identified Fountain in a lineup. By Brendan FarringtonAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE „ A 2012 internal investigation released this week to The Associated Press found that 48 Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services employees made mistakes while issuing con-cealed weapon permits and armed security guard or similar licenses.One employee resigned during the investigation, one was fired and others received suspensions or written repri-mands. In all, two concealed weapons permits and one armed security guard license were revoked, according to department spokeswoman Jennifer Meale.Department Commissioner Adam Putnam, a Republican candidate for governor, was criticized last month after acknowledging that the agency revoked 291 permits awarded in 2016 and 2017 and fired an employee last year.Political opponents are using the 2012 investigation, which was released after a records request, to build on that criticism.This is another example of what happens when you put career politicians in executive positions,Ž said Brad Herold, who is running Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis campaign for governor. Adam Putnam has clearly been spending too much time running for his next elected office and not enough time doing his job.ŽGun permit review nds mistakesBy John KennedyGatehouse MediaTALLAHASSEE„ A day into a new state budget year, Gov. Rick Scott said Monday that he wants to redirect $3.1 million toward homeless programs shorted dollars because of a glitch by lawmakers.Gatehouse Media-Florida reported last month that homeless organizations looked likely to lose $4.1 million set aside„ but not properly allocated„ by the Legislature.As a result, 27 homeless agencies from the Keys to the Panhandle looked likely to be out cash„ some losing as much as $350,000. Its a large portion of what advocates say is already a small amount spent in the state budget to help struggling Floridians.These organizations lobbied Scott and lawmakers for help as the July 1 start of the budget year neared. But it wasnt until Monday that Scott said the states Department of Chil-dren & Families identified $3.1 million it could steer toward the homeless program. While its concerning that this funding was not provided in this years budget, I am proud that DCF will be able to redirect money to combat homelessness,Ž Scott said. I encourage the Legislature to quickly approve this budget amendment that will fund programs that served nearly 13,000 Floridians last year.ŽThe states Legislative Budget Commission, a panel of lawmakers that can meet to move dollars around within agencies, is expected to con-vene in the coming weeks to approve the fund shift.Its not going to get us to the total amount, but Ill take it,Ž said Jeff White, executive director of the Volusia/Flagler Coalition for the Homeless, which expected to see the $205,500 it drew from the program disappear July 1.White said that his organization had already begun reducing its services in anticipation of the lost money. At least two other homeless agencies around the state had already cut staff, he said.DCF already was planning to steer an additional $1.7 million in federal emergency funds left over from last year to help ease the loss of the so-called challenge grant money.Combined, the replacement money should bring the state total for homeless funding close to the $14 million level it reached last year.The challenge grants are used for a range of purposes, including helping lowerincome residents pay rent following job losses, car acci-dents or other costly expenses.While the money assists thousands of homeless, it also helps others from being put out on the streets, advo-cates said.Help for the homelessBy Dara KamNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Chiding a judge who sided with sick patients and saying plaintiffs likely wont win on the merits of the case, an appellate court on Tuesday refused to allow smokable medi-cal marijuana while a legal fight continues to play out.The ruling by a threejudge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal came in a lawsuit initiated by Orlando trial attorney John Morgan and others who maintain that a Florida law barring patients from smoking their treatment runs afoul of a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers in May agreed with Morgan, who largely bankrolled the constitutional amend-ment, and plaintiffs in the case. The state appealed, touching off legal maneu-vering that led to the appellate panel Tuesday issuing a five-page decision that effectively blocked Gievers ruling while the case continues.I respect the 1st DCA immensely, but no matter what, this goes to the Supreme Court, so why not now,Ž Morgan, who has repeatedly called on Gov. Rick Scott to drop the states appeal, said in an email Tuesday. It is just a waste of time and taxpayer money. Cathy Jordan may die as this snails its way through the system. All of this proves why people dont trust politicians. They know what they voted for.ŽCourt reapplies brakes on smokable marijuanaBy Nikki RossGatehouse Media FloridaDAYTONA BEACH „ Every year on Independence Day Kathy Blackman stays home, cranks up the volume on the television and closes the bedroom door, locking her four huskies in with her for the night.I just sit there and hold them and try to be as soothing and calming as I can,Ž said Blackman, founder of Sophies Circle Dog Rescue in New Smyrna Beach. Otherwise, they can do a lot of destruction.ŽBlackman „ along with many other pet owners across the country „ dreads the holiday fireworks because of the anxiety they cause her furry best friends.All you need is one person in the neighborhood to shoot something off at four in the Keeping pets calm on the 4th of July Fight continues as appeals panel chides judge who li ed earlier stayA family and their dog get their red, white and blue on at the Independence Day Parade in Barnstable. [PHOTO BY ALAN BELANICH] Experts recommend relaxants, thundershirts to curtail anxiety Homeless men sit on a bench in Towne Square in downtown Leesburg in April. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/ DAILY COMMERCIAL] A homeless man sits on a bench in Towne Square in downtown Leesburg in April. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/ DAILY COMMERCIAL] Rick Scott Gov. Scott nds funds a er budget glitchSee REVIEW, A4 See PETS, A4 See COURT, A4


A4 Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | Funeral Services William Glenn Morris, 79, of Leesburg passed away peacefully on July 1, 2018. A native of Leesburg, Mr. Morris was born October 13, 1938 to William L. and Vera Ward Morris. He had a long career as an Engineer with FDOT, retiring with 42 years of service in 2000. He loved country music and played in several bands throughout the area and also had a love of cars and electronics; always having the latest bestŽ version. Additionally, his love of softball led him to coach all of his daughters. Survivors include: wife of 51 years, Phyllis of Leesburg: daughters: Lori and husband Jeff Lane of Land O Lakes, FL; Rebecca and husband Dr. William Jason of Brooksville, FL; Keri and husband Bryan Lawrence of Leesburg, FL; 6 grandchildren: Kali, Logan, Morgan, Brock, Avery and Baylor; 1 great grandchild McKinley; as well as 2 sisters: Pat and husband John Zellner and Miriam and husband Cliff Bard. A visitation will be held in the Chapel of Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg on Thursday July 5, 2018 from 6-8 PM. The family request no ”owers be sent, rather donations to Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Rd, Tavares, FL 32778. Online condolences may be left at www. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL.William Glenn Morris Virginia A. MorganVirginia A. Morgan, 88, of Hudson, FL, formerly of Tavares died Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals & Cremations, Tavares, FL Evelyn M. Saltenberger passed away after a brief illness on June 30, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Paul Saltenberger. Dearest mother of Wayne (Barbara A.) and Alan (Barbara E.). Cherished Oma to Megan Saltenberger (Tony) and Ashley Burnett (Josh). Much loved Great Oma to Elijah and Callon Burnett. Wonderful friend of many. Memorial Service Friday July 6, 2018 10:00 a.m. at St. Marks Lutheran Church, 28215 US Highway 27, Leesburg, FL.Evelyn M. Saltenbergerafternoon and they go crazy,Ž Blackman said.Neighbors may not think about the animals in the homes around them and will set off fire-works at all times of day. This can wreak havoc on a pets anxiety, especially if their owners havent given them a pharmaceu-tical relaxant, like Xanax, in time.Many animals, especially dogs, are prone to high anxiety due to thun-der and fireworks,Ž said Maggi Hall, founder of ARK Animal Rescue in Crescent City, formerly of DeLand. The Fourth of July is when numerous dogs run away, many of which are never located again. Make sure they have on an updated tag and collar.ŽJuly 5 often sees an increase in animals at shelters and humane societies because they become afraid and run away, said Barry Kukes, community outreach director at Halifax Humane Society in Day-tona Beach.People should keep an eye on their animals,Ž Kukes said. One second their dog may appear just fine and then a fire-work explodes over their head and they take off running.ŽHall recommends picking up a bottle of Melatonin from a drugstore and starting the pills for pets several days before the event. She said to make sure to look up the correct dosage for the pets size before giving it to them.You have to be ahead of the fireworks or it becomes ineffective,Ž Blackman said of using pharmaceuticals. Thats why this year I am recommending using CBD oil instead.ŽAccording to Blackman, cannabidiol oil,a nonintoxicating marijuana extract, has no side effects for the animal and calms their anxiety instantly, unlike Xanax.There is no downside, you cant overdose them and there are no highs and lows,Ž Blackman said. I used it on New Years Eve and it worked wonders calming them down.ŽCBD oil can be found in most health food stores as well as online.Its convenient and you can give it to dogs, cats even yourself,Ž Blackman said. Its an all natural product, there is nothing that is going to harm your pet so it is worth trying.ŽBlackman added that CBD oil is also effective in calming separation anxiety in pets.Do not leave that pet alone in the home during fireworks,Ž Hall said. This adds to anxiety and they may become destructive. More impor-tantly, your pet is feeling abandoned and this exac-erbates the problem.ŽHall and Blackman agree that if you have to leave your pet at home to lock them in a small room or in a crate with the TV volume on loud to help drown out the fireworks.Kukes recommends closing all the windows and blinds in the house to block the sight of fireworks. He also said to take dogs outside to go to the bathroom before the fire-works intensify.Thundershirts, snugfitting shirts that put constant gentle pressure on a dogs body, have also been recommended by Hall, Blackman and Kukes. They are available at local pet stores.For neighbors setting off fireworks, just be considerate of your neighbors and neighbor-hood,Ž Blackman said. If you do shoot them off, only do the legal ones, the others are scary for not only people but for the dogs.Ž PETSFrom Page A3The Putnam campaign said the problem discov-ered in 2012 started under a previous administration and he took steps to fix it.Adam Putnam has proactively led efforts to hold government employees accountable and took action to address this issue which began before he was elected. Thanks to Adam Putnams leader-ship, employee violations at FDACS have been reduced by 59 percent since 2011,Ž campaign spokeswoman Meredith Beatrice said.The departments inspector general began an investigation in August 2012 after it learned an employee issued an armed security guard license to a felon. The employees super-visor said there had been past problems with the employee issuing licenses to felons and counseling occurred beginning in 2008, but no formal disciplinary action was taken. Putnam took office in January 2011.The employee resigned during the investigation, which found he had issued 35 licenses without looking at the applications or reviewing arrest reports. At that point, the inspector general decided to review the work of all employees who processed license applications and renewals.Computer records from July 2010 to July 2012 were reviewed to see if employees opened license applications. Investigators could also tell if only the first page of applications was reviewed while subsequent pages were ignored.Of the 47 other employees who failed to follow proper review procedures, the error rate varied widely, from an employee who reviewed 2,219 applica-tions and failed in one case to look at the second page of a security offi-cer license renewal, to a woman fired after it was learned she approved 3,625 licenses without a full review, including 99 concealed weapons permit applications that were never viewed. Her error rate was nearly 13 percent of the 28,275 licenses processed.Several employees blamed the errors on computer glitches, while other said phone calls and other distractions might have caused them to make mistakes.The inspector general made several recommendations since implemented by the department, including random checks of approved licenses. REVIEWFrom Page A3 Cathy Jordan, one of the plaintiffs in the case, credits a daily regimen of smoking marijuana with keeping her alive decades after doctors predicted she would die from Lou Gehrigs disease. Jordan, who grows her own pot, testified that smoking marijuana treats a variety of life-threatening side effects of the disease and that other forms of inges-tion dont have the same positive impact.Gievers agreed with lawyers representing Jordan and the other plaintiffs. They contended that it was understood that the constitutional amendment allowed smoking, though it didnt expressly authorize it.State health officials, who answer to Scott, immediately appealed Gievers May 25 ruling, automatically putting her decision on hold. On June 5, Gievers lifted the stay, saying Jordan and Diana Dodson, a plaintiff who has neuralgia associated with HIV, would suffer without having access to smokable marijuana.On the other hand, there is no evidence the defendants (the state) will suffer harm if the stay is vacated,Ž the judge wrote.Lifting the stay preserves the status quo by returning the law to its previous state as it existed following the 2016 adop-tion of the constitutional medical marijuana rightsŽ and before the 2017 law went into effect, she added.But the appeals court Tuesday quashed Gievers decision to lift the stay and directly contradicted the circuit judge. Appellate judges Joseph Lewis, Lori Rowe and M. Kemmerly Thomas found that the plaintiffs failed to dem-onstrate that they will suffer irreparable harm if the automatic stay is reinstated.Ž Noting that a trial court may vacate an automatic stay only under the most compelling circum-stances,Ž the judges also scolded Gievers, saying it was an abuse of discretion for the circuit courtŽ to lift the stay.Even more, the panel signaled bleak prospects for Morgan and the plain-tiffs, at least as far as the appellate court … which also rejected a request to rush the case to the Flor-ida Supreme Court … is concerned. Here, after the panels preliminary review of the wording of the medical marijuana amendment and the statute prohibiting the use of medical marijuana in a smokable form, we conclude that appellees (the plaintiffs) have not sufficiently dem-onstrated a likelihood of success on the merits as required to justify vacat-ing the automatic stay,Ž the judges wrote.The 2016 amendment authorized medical marijuana for qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical con-ditions but authorized DOH (the state Department of Health) to issue reasonable regulations to ensure the availability and safe use of medical marijuana by qualifying patients,Ž Tuesdays order said.In addition, the judges pointed out that the amendment provides that (n)othing in this section shall limit the Legislature from enacting laws con-sistent with this section.ŽThe judges noted that Gievers and the appellate court also have been at odds in a separate law-suit filed by Tampa strip club owner Joe Redner, a lung-cancer survivor who wanted the state to allow him to grow his own med-ical marijuana for juicing purposes. Gievers sided with Redner, but, as in the smokable marijuana challenge, health officials appeal put her ruling on hold.The appellate court in Redners case, mirroring Tuesdays order, upheld the automatic stay, deciding that he had little chance of winning on the merits of his case. And the appeals court also refused to speed up his case by moving it to the Supreme Court.The legal tangle over whether patients should be able to smoke marijuana … one of at least eight marijuana-related legal or administrative challenges to the states burgeoning cannabis industry … is also playing out on the political stage in Florida.Morgan, a political rainmaker who supported Hillary Clinton for presi-dent and who toyed with the idea of running for Florida governor as a Democrat or an independent, has framed smokable medical mari-juana as a make-or-break issue in Scotts general election contest against incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. Nelson has also come out in support of allowing patients to smoke medical marijuana. COURTFrom Page A3

PAGE 5 | Wednesday, July 4, 2018 A5for imposing new rules without seeking public comment.Thats wrong, and its not good government,Ž Sessions said in a statement.The action comes amid a high-profile court fight over Harvard University admissions as well as Supreme Court turnover expected to produce a more critical eye toward schools race-conscious admissions policies.The courts most recent significant ruling on the subject bolstered colleges use of race among many factors in the admission process. But the opinions author, Anthony Kennedy, announced his retirement last week, giving President Donald Trump a chance to replace him with a justice who may be more reliably skeptical of admissions programs that take race and ethnicity into account.The new policy dramatically departs from the stance of the Obama administration, which in a 2011 policy document said courts had recognized schools compelling interestŽ in ensuring racially diverse populations. The guidance said that while race shouldnt be the primary factor in an admission decision, schools could lawfully consider it in the interest of achieving diversity.Institutions are not required to implement race-neutral approaches if, in their judgment, the approaches would be unworkable,Ž the guidance said. In some cases, race-neutral approaches will be unworkable because they will be ineffective to achieve the diversity the institution seeks.ŽThat guidance has now been rescinded, as have more than a half-dozen other similar documents, including some that sought to explain court rulings affirming the use of race as one of several factors in the admissions process.In one such document, the Obama administration stated, As the Supreme Court has recognized, diversity has benefits for all students, and todays students must be prepared to succeed in a diverse society and an increas-ingly global workforce.ŽThe Trump administra-tions announcement is more in line with Bush-era policy that discouraged affirmative action and instead encouraged the use of race-neutral alter-natives, like percentage plans and economic diver-sity programs.Though such guidance doesnt have the force of law, schools could pre-sumably use it to defend themselves against law-suits over admission policies.The Trump administrations Justice Department had already signaled concern about the use of race in admis-sions decisions.The department, for instance, has sided with Asian-American plaintiffs who contend in a lawsuit against Harvard that the school unlawfully limits how many Asian students are admitted.Students for Fair Admissions, the group suing Harvard, is led by Ed Blum, a legal strate-gist who also helped white student Abigail Fisher sue the University of Texas for alleged discrimination in a case that reached the Supreme C ourt.Trump has also been consulting with law-makers „ including Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who has expressed reserva-tions about Kavanaughs candidacy, according to a person familiar with the call.Paul has told colleagues that he wouldnt vote in favor of Kavanaugh if the judge is nominated, citing Kavanaughs role during the Bush administration on cases involving exec-utive privilege and the disclosure of documents to Congress.Trumps choice to replace Kennedy „ a swing vote on the ninemember court „ has the potential to be part of precedent-shattering court decisions on abortion, health care, gay marriage and other issues.On Monday, Trump interviewed Kethledge, Thapar, Kavanaugh and Barrett, according to a person with knowledge of the meetings who was not authorized to speak publicly about them.The White House did not disclose Trumps additional conversations, but two other names con-sidered top contenders are Thomas Hardiman, who has served with Trumps sister, now on senior inactive status, on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia; and Joan Larsen, who serves on the federal appeals court in Cincinnati and previously served as a Michigan Supreme Court Justice.The president also spoke by phone with Lee on Monday, as first reported by the Deseret News and later confirmed by the senators office, which characterized it as an interview. Asked about the call, White House spokesman Raj Shah said only, Yester-day, the President spoke on the phone with Sen. Mike Lee.Ž Lee is the only lawmaker on Trumps list of potential justices.Since Trump said his short list includes at least two women, speculation has focused on Barrett, a former law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia and a longtime Notre Dame Law School professor who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.Conservative groups rallied around Barrett after her confirmation hearing last year featured questioning from Democrats over how her Roman Catholic faith would affect her decisions.Theres little doubt from the movement perspective that Barrett would be an excellent choice. It also might make sense politically,Ž said Tom Fitton of the conservative group Judicial Watch. He said Barrett has been through the fire in terms of an unpleasant confirmation hearing. There wont be much new under the sun.ŽBarrett has won some high-profile praise, with former House speaker and Trump ally Newt Gingrich tweeting Monday: Judge Amy Coney Barrett would make an outstanding Supreme Court Justice. Her clarity and intellectual strength in the Senate hearings for her current judgeship showed an intellect and a depth of thought that would be powerful on the Supreme Court.ŽEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos testi“ es May 22 on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is rescinding Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a persons race into account to encourage diversity in admissions, according to an administration of“ cial who spoke on condition of anonymity. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] CANDIDATESFrom Page A1 ADMISSIONSFrom Page A1


A6 Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | DailyCommercial.combody upwards against a tree,Ž Workman said .The girls mother, Rebecca Henderson, was also screaming into the phone at a 911 dispatcher.My daughters in a freaking tree, theres gators surrounding her. We cant get her out. Shes just 15,Ž she told the dispatcher.The dispatcher told her that a sheriffs marine unit was on the way from Umatilla. Asked how long before they arrived, the dispatcher said about 15 minutes.My God! My daughters going to be [expletive] dead!Ž the frantic mother said.The alligator was relentless, said Jordans father, Michael Hender-son. He was within a few feet of the beast, which looked at him sideways as he swam to shore toward the tree that fortunately had limbs hanging over the water. The alligator was not scared at all,Ž he said. Nor was the alligator afraid of Blackmon. She should have been.The FWC places the highest priority on public safety,Ž Workman said. There is a toll-free nuisance alligator hotline, 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286). The commission dispatches contracted trappers to resolve the situation.In 2017, the agency received 13,210 complaints resulting in the removal of 8,455 nui-sance alligators.The issue, conservationists note, is that the growing number of humans means that more people are invading nat-ural habitat.FWC offers the following tips: Never feed them, keep your distance, only swim in designated areas during daylight hours, and keep pets on a leash and away from the water. For more information: you-conserve/wildlife/ gators GATORFrom Page A1Rogers learned at the hospital that hed need the remaining fingers on his right hand amputated.The suit, filed by Talla-hassee firm Frank and Rice, P.A., accuses the businesses of negligent distribution, negligent failure to warn, strict liability and breach of implied warranty of fitness. The lawsuit, filed in Volusia County Circuit Court, is seeking damages in excess of $15,000.Scott Shelton, an attorney representing Sky King with the Orlando-based firm Cole, Scott and Kiss-ane, P.A., said the evidence will show their client did nothing wrong. Shelton also said theres a question regarding the proof of purchase.State-approved sparklers or poppers are the only legal fireworks in Florida. Rock-ets and explosive devices are not allowed without the proper permitting, even if you signed an Agricultural ExemptionŽ waiver when you bought them at one of the many fireworks shops or tents thatpop upin the area.Staly said the waiver wont matter if the fireworks a deputy observes a person using are illegal.The illegal use of any firework in Florida is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.Experts say to stay safe attend a public fireworks show, where the fantastic displays are carefully controlled by professionals and monitored by local fire departments.If you do plan to fire some off around your house, here are some tips to keep in mind.1. Only adults (18 years of age and older) should be lighting fireworks. There should always be an adult supervising.2. Sparklers are a common firework-related injury among children, as theyre easy to drop, easy to get tangled in clothing, and they can reach temperatures up to 1,800 degrees, at least 200 degrees hotter than a standard butane lighter. Only allow sparklers to be handled by those 12 years of age or older.3. Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse.4. Light fireworks one at a time on sand, concrete or other non-flammable sur-face, a safe distance from cars, homes, etc. Then move back quickly.5. If a firework doesnt light or doesnt fire, do not try to relight it or pick it up.6. All fireworks should be lit on the ground. Never light any fireworks youre holding in your hand or in a metal or glass container, and never point or throw fireworks at another person.7. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.8. After fireworks stop burning, douse with water before discarding. FIREWORKSFrom Page A1 By Lorne Cook and Jan M. OlsenThe Associated PressBRUSSELS „ NATO allies are pushing back against U.S. criticism that they are not spending enough on defense as President Donald Trump ratchets up pressure ahead of a summit next week.In the weeks leading up to NATOs July 11-12 summit in Brussels, Trump sent letters to the govern-ments of Norway, other European allies and Canada demanding that they boost their defense spending.After Russia annexed Ukraines Crimean Peninsula in 2014, NATO allies agreed to stop cutting defense budgets, to start spending more as their economies grew and to move toward a goal of devoting 2 percent of GDP to defense within a decade.In an email Tuesday to The Associated Press, Norwegian Defense Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen said Norway stands by its decision of the NATO Summit in 2014 and is following up on this.ŽNorway has spent far beyondŽ NATOs target on new military equipment, he added.In Germany, we stand by the 2 percent goal weve set,Ž Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday. Were on the path there. And were pre-pared ... to take substantial responsibility within the alliance,Ž she added.When faced with the suggestion that the German governments explanations might not impress Trump, von der Leyen retorted: We dont want to impress anyone.ŽGermany is investing as much as necessary, as appropriate and as is fair toward our common allies or partners in the alliance,Ž she said.The upcoming NATO summit is the first major meeting since the fractious Group of Seven talks in Canada last month. NATO officials are concerned that trans-Atlantic divisions over trade tariffs, as well as the U.S. pullout from the Paris global climate agreement and the Iran nuclear deal, could undermine alliance unity.In the letter to Norwe-gian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, dated June 19, Trump wrote that despite her countrys important role in the alliance Norway remains the only NATO ally sharing a border with Russia that lacks a credible plan to spend 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense.Ž NATO allies defend military spending amid Trump criticism

PAGE 7 | Wednesday, July 4, 2018 A7HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 Editors note: The following is an excerpt from President Ronald Reagans speech on July 4, 1986. At a time when there is division and animus among Americans, we thought this was a worthwhile message on this, our nations birthday. All through our history, our presidents and leaders have spoken of national unity and warned us that the real obstacle to moving forward the boundaries of freedom, the only permanent danger to the hope that is America, comes from within. Its easy enough to dismiss this as a kind of familiar exhortation. Yet the truth is that even two of our greatest Founding Fathers, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, once learned this lesson late in life. Theyd worked so closely together in Philadelphia for independence. But once that was gained and a government was formed, something called partisan politics began to get in the way. After a bitter and divisive campaign, Jefferson defeated Adams for the Presidency in 1800. And the night before Jeffersons inauguration, Adams slipped away to Boston, disappointed, brokenhearted, and bitter. For years their estrangement lasted. But then when both had retired, Jefferson at 68 to Monticello and Adams at 76 to Quincy, they began through their letters to speak again to each other. Letters that discussed almost every conceivable subject: gardening, horseback riding, even sneezing as a cure for hiccups; but other subjects as well: the loss of loved ones, the mystery of grief and sorrow, the importance of religion, and of course the last thoughts, the final hopes of two old men, two great patriarchs, for the country that they had helped to found and loved so deeply. It carries me back,Ž Jefferson wrote about correspondence with his cosigner of the Declaration of Independence, to the times when, beset with difficulties and dangers, we were fellow laborers in the same cause, struggling for what is most valuable to man, his right to self-government. Laboring always at the same oar, with some wave ever ahead threatening to overwhelm us and yet passing harmless ... we rowed through the storm with heart and hand ƒŽ It was their last gift to us, this lesson in brotherhood, in tolerance for each other, this insight into Americas strength as a nation. And when both died on the same day within hours of each other, that date was July 4th, 50 years exactly after that first gift to us, the Declaration of Independence. My fellow Americans, it falls to us to keep faith with them and all the great Americans of our past. Believe me, if theres one impression I carry with me after the privilege of holding ... the office held by Adams and Jefferson and Lincoln, it is this: that the things that unite us „ Americas past of which were so proud, our hopes and aspirations for the future of the world and this muchloved country „ these things far outweigh what little divides us. And so tonight we reaffirm that Jew and gentile, we are one nation under God; that black and white, we are one nation indivisible; that Republican and Democrat, we are all Americans. Tonight, with heart and hand, through whatever trial and travail, we pledge ourselves to each other and to the cause of human freedom, the cause that has given light to this land and hope to the world. My fellow Americans, were known around the world as a confident and a happy people. Tonight theres much to celebrate and many blessings to be grateful for.OUR OPINIONBrotherhood and tolerance ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comThe column that began Jarrod Ramos vendetta against the Annapolis Capital was about a court case in which he had been convicted of harassment. It wasnt some piece of exploitative journalism; it had a broader point and purpose, one that resonates chillingly after his alleged shooting rampage at the Capital Gazette newsroom that left five dead. The column was a cautionary tale about social media, about how it can connect people while also serving as an outlet for wanton cruelty. Its reads as eerie foreshadowing of the years of invective Mr. Ramos spewed on Twitter about the Capital and its reporters and editors but also of the toxic stew of reactions that followed Thursdays killings. In 2011, Mr. Ramos pleaded guilty in Anne Arundel County District Court to a harassment charge stemming from his online relationship with a former high school classmate. He had contacted the woman (who was not named in the original column because she feared for her safety) out of the blue on Facebook because, he said, she was the only one who had been nice to him in school. The woman initially felt sorry for Mr. Ramos, she testified, and offered advice and some personal details about her life. When it seemed like he made more of the relationship than she did, she tried to back away, and thats when things took a turn. He engaged in an escalating pattern of harassment and threats, dropping off for a while only to return: For all that time he was silent, hes collecting things about me. And then comes back at me, like, 10 times worse than he had before.Ž The pattern would repeat. After the column, Mr. Ramos sued the paper for defamation and lost but maintained a Twitter account that railed against the Capital and at least at one point hinted at the possibility of mass violence in its newsroom. Then he was silent for two years, until moments before the shooting when he tweeted, F„you, leave me alone.Ž The 2011 column, by former Capital writer Eric Hartley, notes, The case is extreme. But it provides a frightening look at the false intimacy the Internet can offer and the venom that can hide behind a computer screen.Ž That venom not only preceded Thursdays attack, it also flowed freely in the hours afterward, with a backand-forth of tweets about fake news media and whether Mr. Ramos was a supporter of President Donald Trump. There were many heartfelt sentiments, to be sure, but also a mountain of hate. It is facile to blame President Trumps rhetoric for an act of violence like this one but equally naive to believe the coarsening of our discourse doesnt feed it. If we can so easily disconnect from the reality that five people are dead „ five people with families and friends whose lives are shattered „ what more horrors must we endure? From the Baltimore Sun and Tribune News Service.ANOTHER OPINIONWhen online hatred turns realJuly 4th is here. How do you plan to celebrate our nations nativity? I may produce some grilled ribs, Cole slaw and potato salad. Corn on the cob. Later, fireworks. And then to top the day off, I think Ill burn an American flag in the backyard. You might want to join me. I made this suggestion in print a few years ago; some readers took exception. I was invited to move to France, to self-deport to the infernal regions or to perform remarkable anatomical contortions upon myself. Actually, I have no intention or desire to burn an American flag on July 4th. But I deeply esteem the right bestowed on me and you by the Constitution and the Supreme Court to do so, if I should, for some reason, wish to. The fact that you may think that I shouldnt do it „ and I generally agree with you „ is separate from an appreciation of the fact that I have a right to do it. Not every country allows its citizens to exercise such freedoms, and Im not talking just about totalitarian countries such as Iran and Saudi Arabia. In France and Austria you can be sent to prison for six months for burning a flag, and in Germany for up to five years. In fact, a glance over Wikipedias list of flag statutes indicates that most countries have laws that prohibit burning or other desecrations of national symbols. They enforce these laws with varying degrees of rigidity. But the United States is in a small minority „ along with a few countries such as Canada and Belgium „ that decline to make flag burning illegal. Its a paradox: Our dedication to the right of free speech is such that we permit the destruction of the very symbols of that right. But its a paradox that James Madison, the Father of the Constitution,Ž would appreciate. According to biographer Richard Brookhiser, when Madison was helping draft a Declaration of Rights for Virginia in 1776, he hesitated over proposed language that would have provided for the fullest tolerationŽ of the practice of religion, which, implied that the state has the right to determine what will be tolerated. Madison proposed instead: All men are equally entitled to the full and free exerciseŽ of religion. He preferred to view the free practice of religion as a natural right, rather than a right granted by the state. This principle was embodied in our national constitution. In other words, the right itself precedes the states prerogative to grant the right. Thus Americans have an obligation that exceeds even the governments to tolerate free speech, even speech that they find repugnant. I was thinking about this in connection with the NFL players who have chosen to kneel respectfully during the national anthem in order to bring attention to unresolved racial injustices. Clearly these are speechŽ acts, and we should be extremely leery of repressing them, even if they make us uncomfortable. The dark flip side of free speech is coerced speech. Remember: President Trump hasnt indicated any appreciation for the NFLs recent policy change that allows players who prefer not to stand for the anthem to remain in the locker room. He said, You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldnt be playing...maybe they shouldnt be in the country.Ž Notice the word proudly.Ž And players whose consciences wont allow them to stand proudlyŽ? They shouldnt be in the country. Coerced patriotism is a hallmark of authoritarianism. Trump recently said that he wished he could get my peopleŽ to stand at attention when he speaks, like Kim Jong Uns do. He said he was joking. But Kim Jong Un doesnt have the confidence in himself, his government and his people to allow the kind of plain-spoken protests that we allow here. Have a splendid July 4th. Dont burn a flag. But take a moment to celebrate your inherent right „ and that of your fellow citizens „ to protest as you see fit. That is what makes our nation truly exceptional. John M. Crisp, an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service, lives in Georgetown, Texas, and can be reached at OPINIONCelebrate true American exc eptionalism on the Fourth John Crisp


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PAGE 9 | Wednesday, July 4, 2018 B1 DINETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 EASY RECIPEPRETZEL BITES€ 20 Superpretzel So Pretzel Bites, thawed € Everything bagel seasoning € Melted butter € Optional: whipped cream cheese (for dipping) Prepare so pretzel bites according to instructions on the box. Lightly coat so pretzel bites with melted butter. Season so pretzel bites with everything bagel seasoning and so pretzel salt. Bake in 350-degree oven until golden brown. Serve with whipped cream cheese if desired. GARDENINGINDOOR HERBSTheres nothing like a fresh-cut sprig of parsley, basil, rosemary or any number of other herbs to liven up a meal. The experts at Burpee Plants say an indoor herb garden brings fresh avors and scents to your home. Its a perfect solution for those who might not have outdoor gardening space but crave the bene ts that fresh herbs provide. „ Brandpoint COMPETITIONSFUN TEAM NAMESEntering a cooking or eating competition? Dr. Odd has compiled a list of cool team names at drodd. com that includes the following: Meat Masters, The Gouda Life, Wok This Way, Funky Coal Brothers, Red Hot Chili Preppers, Pits Dont Quit, Grubs and Rubs, Simmer Down, Up in Smoke, Team Cuisine, Natural Born Grillers, Holy Smokes, Chop It Like Its Hot, Flame Kings, Smokers Wild, Rib Ticklers, Killer Grillers, Jalapeo Business and Slice, Slice, Baby. By Linda FloreaCorrespondentLEESBURG „ Dave and Olga Zambito saw a diamond in the rough, as far as restaurants go, at Lillys Super Subs in Leesburg.They were looking to buy a restaurant and found Lillys, which has been in the same location at 21339 County Road 473 since 1989. They visited the restaurant many times to check out the business before they voiced an interest and purchas-ing it in January of 2017.Dave Zambito said he had owned two pubs that served food in Rochester, New York, but decided to get more into the food, although Lillys does sell beer and wine.Feast on tried, true and new at LillysOwners of Leesburg sub shop seek to satisfy all tastesLillys Philly cheesesteak comes with ” anked beef, grilled onion, tomato sauce, pickles and p rovolone or American cheese. [TRIP ADVISOR] Dave and Olga Zambito, owners of Lillys Super Subs in Leesburg, updated the restaurants menu and interior. The beer cans on t he ceiling are a holdover from the previous owner. [LINDA FLOREA/CORRESPONDENT] Happy Independence Day. The Fourth of July is the perfect time to celebrate Americas independence, and any celebration would not be complete without the American tradition of parades, fireworks and, of course, grilled anything. Many of us prepare for the Fourth of July weeks in advance by crafting our own marinades and sauces for the perfect grilled meat. Even the local hardware store had a long line as people waited to have their propane tanks filled. This year is going to be a little different for us. We are taking a little sabbatical from animal-based protein, so although we will still enjoy a grilled menu, it will be meat free. I have seen the blogs that claim that you can roast carrots to imitate hot dogs. I will pass on those. I believe everything has a place, and the only thing that belongs in a hot dog bun is an actual hot dog. I am also a firm believer that if you prepare grilled vegetables correctly and they are seasoned just right, they can be quite tasty and will suffice as the perfect alternative. The key is to cook them correctly. How does one get the perfect grilled veggies? Perfectly grilled vegetables are not determined by their beautiful, picture-perfect grill marks, but by the steps taken prior to grilling. Here are a few tips for the perfect grilled vegetables either as a main or side dish.Know your vegetablesSome vegetables are great for grilling, others not so good. The best vegetables for the grill are eggplant planks with the skin on, corn on the cob, zucchini, yellow summer squash, bell peppers, portabella mushroom caps, onions, asparagus, red onions and romaine lettuce, yes, lettuce. Romaine is great charred.ROAMING GOURMETPerfectly grilled veggies require patience Ze CarterPerfectly grilled vegetables are not determined by their beautiful, picture-perfect grill marks, but by the steps taken prior to grilling. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] See VEGGIES, B2 See LILLYS, B4


B2 Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Tim CarmanThe Washington PostAre millennials poor tippers because they dont like the practice of tipping, or are they just trying to conserve their limited cash? Its hard to draw any hard conclusions from a new survey from that paints millennials „ Americas largest demographic, often dismissed by older folks as the Entitled Generation „ as the worst tippers in the U.S.Ž According to the survey, a weighted study of 1,000 interviews, 10 percent of millennials routinely stiff their servers at restaurants. Compare that figure with the percentage of Gen Xers and baby boomers who admitted stiffing the wait staff: 1.8 percent and 4.4 percent, respectively. The highest percentage of baby boomers (6.1 percent) who stiffed servers was found in the 64-72 age group, some of whom presumably live on fixed incomes and have to watch every cent. Millennials are also more likely to select the lowest percentage when presented with tipping options at fast-casual restaurants or on an Uber app, according to the survey. Fourteen percent of millennials will pick the cheapest tip option, compared to 9.3 percent of Gen Xers and 4.8 percent of boomers. On the surface, the survey would seem to offer more data that older Americans can use to feel superior to millennials, the generation they have derided as lazy, narcissistic and prone to communicating with their thumbs. But theres something else to consider among the CreditCards. com data: More millennials than any other generation say they would prefer to eliminate tipping, a practice that has increasingly come under assault in America, including in Washington. Nearly 27 percent of millennials would prefer to dine in restaurants with higher prices and no tipping, compared to 25 percent of Gen Xers and 13.5 percent of boomers. Older respondents tended to like tipping more, and its alternatives less, than did younger respondents,Ž wrote Michael Lynn, a professor at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration who researches tipping. The observation was part of Lynns 2017 report, Should U.S. Restaurants Abandon Tipping? A Review of the Issues and Evidence.Ž Contacted by email, Lynn agreed that younger diners tend to prefer no-tipping models more than older generations. So this may explain their lower liking of tipping,Ž Lynn wrote. Perhaps they are more attentive to and affected by the recent social and media campaigns against tipping.Ž Another factor to consider about the survey: The respondents were simply asked about their tipping behaviors at a restaurant,Ž without stipulating whether it was a fullservice establishment or a fast-casual operation. Millennials tend to prefer dining experiences that are quick, customizable, communal and cheap, all the hallmarks of fast-casual dining. Tipping at such counter-service restaurants is not required, or at least not as much as at full-service restaurants where the wait staff often lives off tips. Finally, millennials are still in their early wageearning years, averaging about $35,000 per year. As Lynn noted via email, at least one study has shown that tipping increases with income.Ž In other words, once millennials make more money, they may be more willing to share the wealth with servers.Millennials tip least, but it may not be for the reasons you thinkBy Joe Yonan The Washington PostThe best plant-based recipes pay attention to one thing that seems to come more naturally when meat is involved: texture. By that, I mean layers of soft and crunchy and maybe even chewy, all on the same plate. Tracye McQuirter obviously gets it. In her inspiring new cookbook, Ageless VeganŽ (Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2018), she scatters pine nuts on collard greens; sprinkles nutritional yeast, cashews and cayenne on stuffed mushrooms; and stirs slices of raw celery into grains right before serving. The book, written with her 80-year-old mother, Mary, is a guide to the health-giving qualities of a well-balanced vegan diet, and its full of smart tips and strategies. What I might appreciate most about it, though, is McQuirters way with those textures (not to mention flavors and colors). When I made her spicy basil eggplant dish, I knew Id love the combination of the soft eggplant and crisp orange bell pepper. But it was the last-minute addition of sweet Medjool dates and raw cashews that truly captivated me. If this is what ageless vegans eat every day, theyre in for a long, happy life.This spicy eggplant dish is a riot of textures and avorsSpicy Basil Eggplant With Dates and Cashews. [PHOTO BY JENNIFER CHASE FOR THE WASHINGTON POST. FOOD STYLING BY THE WASHINGTON POSTS BONNIE S. BENWICK.]4 servings, Healthy For a less-spicy version, reduce the cayenne to 1/8 teaspoon. Adapted from Ageless Vegan: The Secret to Living a Long and Healthy Plant-Based Life,Ž by Tracye McQuirter (Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2018). Ingredients € 4 teaspoons sesame oil € One 12-ounce eggplant, cut into bite-size cubes (5 cups) € teaspoon sea salt € 1 medium red onion, chopped € 6 cloves garlic, chopped € -inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled and “ nely chopped € 1 orange or red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and cut into inch pieces € 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar (may substitute fresh lemon juice) € 2 tablespoons lowsodium tamari (may substitute coconut aminos), or more as needed € teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (see headnote) € 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, chopped € 5 large Medjool dates, pitted and chopped € cup chopped raw cashews € Cooked brown rice, for serving Steps Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the eggplant cubes, sprinkle with the salt and cook, stirring frequently, until the cubes are browned and tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the eggplant to a bowl. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in the same skillet, over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, garlic and ginger; cook, stirring frequently, until the onion is soft, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the bell pepper and cook until it loses a little of its crunch, 1 to 2 minutes. Return the eggplant to the pan, along with the vinegar, tamari and cayenne; cook, gently tossing, for 2 to 3 minutes, so the ” avors meld and the pan juices form a sauce. Taste, and add more tamari, as needed. Remove from the heat, then stir in the basil. Sprinkle the dates and cashews on top. Serve warm, over brown rice.Spicy Basil Eggplant With Dates and Cashews Size does matterCut all vegetables the same size. Summer squash like yellow and zucchini cook relatively fast, so cut a little thicker.Seasoning is key to flavorA little salt and pepper go a long way, but adding herbs, balsamic vinegar and oil takes your veggies to another level. Try brushing a good olive oil on your veggie and sprinkle with Montreal Steak seasoning, Italian seasoning, paprika or lemon pepper blend. It is true that perfectly grilled veggies will have those picture-perfect grill marks. Grill marks signify that the grill was the perfect temperature (at least 350 degrees) and that the veggies were cooked the right amount of time on each side. Most vegetables require three to five minutes on each side, with squash cooking the quickest. Patience makes perfect. Achieving the perfect grill marks takes time and patience. Your grill grates must be clean, and the grill must be at least 350 degrees prior to placing items on the grill. Once an item is on grill, refrain from excessive handing, peaking and mashing. Let the recommended time expire before attempting to flip or rearrange on grill. If while using tongs you attempt to move an item on the grill and it sticks, wait another minute before another attempt to move it. Perfectly grilled items will easily release from the grate. Happy grilling. Ze Carter is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at VEGGIESFrom Page B1

PAGE 11 | Wednesday, July 4, 2018 B3Corn is easily the most controversial vegetable on the menu. Oh, you probably dont think of it that way when you toss a few extra roasting ears on the grill for the Fourth of July cookout. Youre more likely to think of it as a great summer treat, and let it go at that. Yet corn, this innocuous vegetable, has provoked derision, rioting and massacres. Food historians think corn was first cultivated in the region that is now central Mexico, about 10,000 years ago. Over the years, it spread along trade routes both to the north and the south, and it showed up in parts of the area now known as the United States about 2100 B.C. It was a staple crop among Indians of the Atlantic seaboard by the time English colonists began to arrive. Local Indians provided the necessary instruction in basic agriculture, and corn saved first the Cavaliers of the Jamestown settlement, and later the Pilgrim Fathers, from almost certain starvation. Unfortunately, however, the Virginians failed to behave like the gentlemen they considered themselves to be and began encroaching on the Indians cornfields. The resulting massacre, in 1622, wiped out a third of the colonys white population. Corn had long since become a valued staple among the native peoples of both the southern and northern continents, but it was not readily accepted on the far side of the Atlantic. The English called it turkey wheat or Indian corn, and the 16th century herbalist, John Gerard, wrote that it nourisheth but little, and is of hard and evil digestion, a more convenient food for swine than for men.Ž That was still the attitude a couple of centuries later, when a scurrilous and anonymous attack on Indian corn was published in a London newspaper, causing Benjamin Franklin to snatch up the literary cudgels and counterattack. Mr. Franklin described corn as one of the most agreeable and wholesome grains in the world,Ž and roasted ears of corn a delicacy beyond expression.Ž Moreover, he added, johny or hoecake, hot from the fire, is better than a Yorkshire muffin.Ž Old Ben failed to win any widespread popularity for Indian corn. But perhaps his efforts blunted Gerards influence to some degree, for during the War of 1812, we find the British at Monticello, busily raiding Thomas Jeffersons corn cribs to feed their horses. Another agrarian gift of the New World, the white potato, became a staple in Ireland. But in 1846, when a potato blight wiped out the crop, Sir Robert Peel imported Indian corn to save the starving Irish. They took one look at its yellow color, decided they wanted no part of it, and promptly christened it Peels brimstone.Ž When it was given to the inmates of Irish poorhouses, they rioted. On the other hand, corn was a key weapon in the dining room diplomacy practiced by French nuns on the Canadian frontier. When bands of roving Indians appeared, the nuns welcomed them and provided a feast,Ž with sort of a stew made of ground corn, dried cherries, a quantity of tallow, and other odds and ends. In 1921, Herbert Hoover promoted our national grain by sending l arge quantities of corn to areas in Russia that had been struck by famine. The Russians had a more practical attitude than Peels poorhouse Irish; they not only welcomed the newcomer, but adopted it as a worthy immigrant, and Russia eventually became the worlds second most important producer of corn. Meanwhile, scientists have shown that nutrients in corn can help fight cancer, avoid heart disease, prevent anemia, control cholesterol, promote healthy skin, strengthen the immune system, support good vision and control diabetes. And isnt it interesting that, all those centuries ago, the complex cornplanting system developed by primitive peoples on this continent involved planting beans so the vines could use the cornstalks for support? Guess what? Corn is a greedy crop, removing nitrogen from the soil, and beans are a nitrogen-fixing crop, replacing what the corn removes. Moreover, corn provides an incomplete plant protein, which is completed by the protein in the beans. So there, John Gerard! Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Mary Ryder is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at POTWATCHERCorns early critics on wrong side of history Mary RyderFood historians think corn was “ rst cultivated in the region that is now central Mexico, about 10,000 years ago. Over the years, it spread along trade routes both to the north and the south, and it showed up in parts of the area now known as the United States about 2100 B.C. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] By Bonnie S. BenwickThe Washington PostStanding in your grocery store seafood department, you see a counter with fillets of salmon, cod and tuna bedded on ice. Their tenderness beckons. Somewhere nearby, packages of those same fish and more, each fillet vacuum-sealed, wait behind a freezer glass door. They look . well, you cant quite tell, but the labels indicate where the stuff comes from and its sustainability. Which ones will go in your basket? In many cases, the frozen fish is less expensive and ought to be a slam-dunk. Yet fresh is bestŽ has been hammered home as a selling point for so many Americans fortunate enough to have the choice that they will opt for whats on display. Tips for buying € Terms matter. Fresh frozen,Ž on the label means the fish was quickly frozen while still fresh, but it does not always mean from a raw state. Quickly frozenŽ and flash frozenŽ can mean the fish was subjected to a sufficientenough blast of subzero air to freeze it, without any deterioration. € Buy at a market with high turnover; ask how often frozen products are restocked. € Check the label for additives. Sodium tripolyphosphate is a chemical that is used to retain moisture. The overall effect, says Wegmans Steve Philips, is that it adds weight to the frozen product that is then leached out during cooking: It adds weight and increases cost to the consumer, and decreases the customer experience.Ž € Never refreeze fish; if you plan to take it home and freeze what you buy, be sure it isnt labeled previously frozen.Ž € When you plan to buy frozen fish, ask the fishmonger to pack it with a bag of ice. Bring a cooler with an ice pack for transport home. You want to keep that fish as cold as possible, to help reduce the formation of ice crystals, which can deteriorate the texture of the fish. € The fish should be frozen solid, with no trace of liquid in the packaging. € Cod fillets should be almost blue-white; cod that has a yellow cast or looks more opaque than translucent shows signs of age. Compare the color of frozen fillets with that of the cod that is sitting on ice at the seafood counter, to see whether theres any difference. Tips for defrosting and cooking € Defrost frozen fish after removing it from its original vacuumsealed, reduced-oxygen packaging. This helps eliminate risk of anaerobic bacteria growth. € When you are not in a hurry, remove frozen fish from its original packaging and place on a plate; cover with plastic wrap and defrost overnight in the refrigerator. € You can marinate the fish as it defrosts in the refrigerator; for the last 20 minutes, add a simple and thorough coat of olive oil plus a few fresh herbs. Season with salt and pepper just before cooking. € To defrost frozen fish more quickly, remove it from its original packaging and place in a zip-top bag; seal and place under cool running water or change the water several times during the course of 15 minutes to an hour.Ingredients € Two 6to 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (no tenderloins) € 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil € cup tomato paste € cup chicken broth, preferably no-salt-added, or more as needed € cup balsamic vinegar, or more as needed € Kosher salt € Freshly ground black pepper € Leaves from 4 stems thyme € teaspoon dried oregano Steps Place the chicken in a medium saucepan and cover with cool water by at least 2 inches. Bring to barely a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to mediumlow, cover and cook for about 12 minutes. Drain in a colander, discarding the cooking liquid. The chicken should be just cooked through (you can cut it in half to check). Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Once the oil shimmers, stir in the tomato paste; cook for 5 minutes, stirring to avoid scorching. The tomato paste should darken a bit and become fragrant. Reduce the heat to low; pour in the broth and balsamic vinegar, stirring until no lumps of tomato paste remain. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board; use two forks to shred or pull the chicken, placing the pieces in the skillet as you work. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Add the leaves from the thyme and the dried oregano, stirring to distribute them evenly and coat the chicken.Tomato-Balsamic ChickenHeres what you need to know about buying frozen sh at the grocery store


B4 Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comTo keep the regular customers coming back, Zambito has stayed true to the menu, dropping only about five of the 48 original menu selections. They also expanded the menu, adding chicken wings, chicken fingers, fish and shrimp. The salad selection has also been expanded, and the interior and equipment have been updated.By adding those things and a more comfortable touch in the ambiance, to me, it has been good,Ž said Dave. The business has been very, very good „ beyond the number we made our decision on.ŽSubs come in 8and 12-inch sizes, hot or cold, and range from Lillys Philly cheesesteak at $8.49 for a large, to Lillys Gizmo (mayo, lettuce, onions, tomatoes and pickles topped with hamburger patties, grilled ham and melted cheese) at $7.99 for a large, to the Ultimate Hoagie (hard salami, mortadella, turkey, roast beef, imported ham, pro-volone, American cheese and all the fixinsŽ) at $8.97.Sandwiches include burgers, chicken, fish and country fried steak.Theres an assortment of other items such as chicken wings, potato skins, breaded pickle slices and corn nuggets, to name a few. Fries come in french fries, Cajun spicy and sweet potato.Barbie Long and Gary Barnes dropped in on the way to see a movie. They said they eat at Lillys two to three times a month.We love the ham and cheese subs, theyre the best we ever had,Ž Long said.Barnes added that the fries were very good also.We keep saying were going to try other things, but we love this sandwich so much,Ž Long said.Lillys offers delivery within a five-mile radius for $3, or free if the order is more than $20.Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and closed Sundays.For information and daily specials, go to Face-book or LILLYSFrom Page B1ABOVE: Lillys Super Subs, 21339 County Road 473 in Leesburg, has a wide selection of subs, sandwiches, appetizers and salads. [LINDA FLOREA/CORRESPONDENT] Customer can also get cripsy Buffalo chicken wings at Lillys. [FACEBOOK] The ceiling and walls at Lillys Super Subs are lined with vintage beer cans. [TRIP ADVISOR]

PAGE 13 | Wednesday, July 4, 2018 C1 SPORTS RECREATION | C5YMCA 40+ PLAYERS STILL HAVE MOVES Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comStaff ReportAfter dominating on the field through the first half of the season, its no surprise that the Leesburg Lightning dominated when it came time to select the Florida Collegiate Summer Leagues All-Star teams.The Lightning placed a league-high 12 players on the West squad and had the top-three vote-getters in fan balloting for the game. The leagues All-Star game will be played Saturday at 7 p.m. at Sanford Memorial Stadium.A league record 3,982 ballots were cast for the AllStar teams, an increase of 56 percent over last years fan balloting.We were floored by this showing of support from our fans,Ž said FCSL President Stefano Foggi. Its an honor to be selected to an All-Star team at any level. Our players are lucky to have a group of fans, family and friends who want to see each of them suc-ceed and be recognized.ŽLeesburg catcher Tanner Clark led the voting with 1,209 followed by teammates Javeon Cody with 1,129 and Luke Brown with 1,119. Cody and Brown both made the team as outfielders.Cody was the only unanimous selection for the game 12 Lightning on All-Star teamLeesburgs Tanner Clark was the leader in fan balloting for the Florida Collegiate Summer League AllStar game. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Clint Bowyer, left, is joined in the garage area by team owner Tony Stewart, center, and Kurt Busch. [JARED C. TILTON/GETTY IMAGES] Stewart-Haas Racing revival Greg Zipadelli and Kevin Harvick share a laugh in the garage area. Both men have been instrumental to Stewart-Haas Racings success this season. [NASCAR GETTY IMAGES/TODD WARSHAW] We are extremely excited for sure with the wins and teamwork across all the teams. Stewart-Haas is strong for sure and our other teams are strong, too.ŽFord Performance chief Mark RushbrookBy Godwin KellyGatehouse MediaDAYTONA BEACH „ In the preseason everyone expected Stewart-Haas Racing to have some measure of success in this years Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, but few expected the four-car Ford team to rocket out of the chute at full speed.Two of SHRs drivers have combined for seven wins and all four have taken positions among the top 10 in the reg-ular-season points standings.SHR competition director Greg Zipadelli let the teams secret to success slip SHR has suddenly become the top team in NASCARSee REVIVAL, C3 See ALL-STAR, C3The Associated PressMOSCOW „ In a World Cup of surprises, England provided the latest by finally winning a penalty shootout.A long run of penalty misery on soccers biggest stage ended with a 4-3 shootout victory over Colombia on Tuesday, sending England to the quarterfinals for the first time in 12 years.Eric Dier scored the deci-sive kick after a scrappy game ended in a 1-1 draw, denying Colombia a second consecu-tive trip to the quarterfinals.It was a nervous one,Ž Dier said. Ive never really been in a situation like that before.ŽEngland will next play Sweden in the quarterfinals on Saturday in Samara. It is the furthest England has progressed in any tournament since the David Beckham era, when a golden generation of players exited the 2002 and 2006 World Cups in the last eight.England is advancing in Russia after defending cham-pion Germany was eliminated early and Argentina, Portugal and Spain went home in the round of 16.Harry Kane gave England the lead with a penalty kick in the 57th minute. But as the game entered the third minute of stoppage time, Yerry Mina headed in an equalizer.To get knocked down at the end like we did, its difficult to come back from that,Ž Dier said. But we were ready for that. We were calm. We stuck to our plan.ŽEngland trailed 3-2 in the penalty shootout after Jordan Hendersons shot was saved, but Mateus Uribe hit the bar and goalkeeper Jordan Pick-ford then saved Carlos Baccas kick.I did a whole bunch of research,Ž Pickford said. Falcao is the only one who didnt go his way. I dont care if Im not the biggest keeper in the world. I have the power and agility.ŽPickford succeeded where Peter Shilton, David Seaman and Paul Robinson failed as the 1990, 1998 and 2006 World Cup campaigns ended in shootout losses. On top of that, England was knocked out of the 1996 European Championship semifinals and the quarterfinals in 2004 England nally wins penalty shootout at World CupSee CUP, C3Staff ReportBrady Singer is officially a professional baseball player.The former Eustis High and University of Florida standout pitcher agreed to terms with the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday after being the teams first-round selec-tion (18th pick overall) in this years Major League Baseball draft.According to Jonathan Mayo with, Singer was given a $4.25 million sign-ing bonus, which is nearly $1 million above his slotted value as the No. 18 pick.When I put on this jersey, I feel pride,Ž said Singer, who was introduced to the Kansas City media at a press confer-ence Tuesday. Its something really cool to wear Royals across the chest.ŽSinger, 21, was named the 2018 Dick Howser Trophy recipient (top player in college baseball) as well as Baseball America College Player of the Year this season, going 12-3 with a 2.55 ERA with 114 strikeouts in 113 innings during his junior season at the University of Florida.The righty was also one of four finalists for the Golden Spikes Award and was named Southeastern Confer-ence Pitcher of the Year. He recorded 7.0 innings or more in 11 of his 17 starts, including his first career shutout on May 4 at Texas A&M.Singer completed his college career with a 23-10 record, a 3.22 ERA and 281 strikeouts. He was also named All-SEC Second Team, College World Series All-Tournament Team and SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2017, helping the Gators win their first national cham-pionship in baseball.He was originally selected by Toronto in the second round (56th overall) of the Singer agrees to terms with RoyalsFormer Eustis High standout Brady Singer poses with his mom, Jacquelyn, and dad, Brett, after an introductory news conference in Kansas City on Tuesday. [SUBMITTED] See SINGER, C2


C2 Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVCORNHOLE 1 p.m. ESPN2 „ ACL Pro Invitational, at Coney Island, N.Y. LACROSSE 6 p.m. ESPN2 „ Amateur, Warrior World Series of Youth Lacrosse, championship, at Denver, ESPN2 MLB BASEBALL 11 a.m. MLB „ Boston at Washington 1 p.m. SUN, FS-Florida „ Tampa Bay at Miami 2 p.m. MLB „ Atlanta at N.Y. Yankees (joined in progress) OR Tampa Bay at Miami (1 p.m.) 4 p.m. ESPN „ Balitmore at Philadelphia 7 p.m. ESPN „ Chicago White Sox at Cincinnati 10 p.m. ESPN „ St. Louis at Arizona RUNNING 7 p.m. NBCSN „ AJC Peachtree Road Race, at Atlanta (sameday tape) SPECIAL OLYMPICS 5 p.m. ESPN2 „ 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, at Seattle SPECIALS Noon ESPN2 „ Nathans Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, at Coney Island, N.Y. 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ 2018 World Series of Poker, Main Event, at Las Vegas TENNIS 7 a.m. ESPN „ Wimbledon Championships, second round, at London SPORTS BRIEFSOwens says he will give speech at ChattanoogaTerrell Owens has decided to celebrate his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Chattanooga, where he played college football.The former NFL AllPro receiver, who has said he was not attending the induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio, released a statement on Tuesday saying he would give his acceptance speech at his alma mater.I have decided to give my Hall of Fame speech at the University of Ten-nessee at Chattanooga in McKenzie Arena on Sat-urday, August 4,Ž Owens posted on Twitter. The event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 3:17 p.m.ŽOwens added that he is proud to be a Moc, and Im honored to be able to share this experience with my family, friends, teammates and fans at the place that provided me an opportunity beyond high school and where I truly began to find myself as an athlete.ŽMOSCOWUS World Cup ratings down 42 percentThe lack of a U.S. team caused a big viewership drop for World Cup telecasts.The 48 group stage telecasts on Fox and FS1 averaged 2,069,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. That is down 42 percent from the 3.54 million average on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC four years ago and down 15 percent from the 2,429,000 average on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC eight years ago.Excluding games involving the U.S. team in previous World Cups, the average declined 28 percent from the 2014 tournament in Brazil and was up 1 percent from the 2010 tournament in South Africa.Most group-stage kickoff times this year were morning EDT, starting as early as 6 a.m., and the latest matches began at 2 p.m. The Associated Press BASEBALL FCSL STANDINGSTEAM W L T GBLeesburg 16 4 .0 „ DeLand 12 11 0 5.5 Winter Park 9 11 0 7 Seminole 9 12 0 7.5 Sanford 9 13 1 8 Winter Garden 8 12 1 8Saturdays gamesLeesburg at Winter Garden, ppd. DeLand at Sanford, ppd. Seminole at Winter Park, ppd.Sundays gamesSanford 7, Leesburg 2, 10 innings DeLand 7, Seminole 1, 2nd game late Winter Garden at Winter Park, ppd.Mondays gamesSanford 4, Leesburg 0 Leesburg 6, Sanford 2 Winter Park at Winter Garden, ppd. DeLand 7, Seminole 1 Seminole 6, DeLand 5Tuesdays gamesSeminole 4, DeLand 3 Winter Park 6, Winter Garden 3Todays gameSanford at Leesburg, 5:30 p.m.Thursdays gamesSeminole at Leesburg (2), 4:30 p.m. Winter Park at DeLand, 7 p.m. Winter Garden at Sanford, 7 p.m.Saturdays gameFCSL All-Star game, Sanford, 7 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 11 3 4 37 38 20 New York Red Bulls 10 4 2 32 34 16 New York City FC 9 4 4 31 34 24 Columbus 8 5 6 30 24 19 New England 7 4 6 27 30 25 Chicago 6 7 5 23 27 31 Montreal 7 11 0 21 22 31 Philadelphia 6 8 3 21 21 25 Orlando City 6 10 1 19 24 37 Toronto FC 4 9 3 15 24 30 D.C. United 2 7 4 10 21 27 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Sporting Kansas City 9 3 5 32 31 18 FC Dallas 9 2 5 32 25 17 Los Angeles FC 9 4 3 30 35 25 Portland 7 3 5 26 24 21 Real Salt Lake 7 8 2 23 21 32 Vancouver 6 7 5 23 26 35 Houston 6 6 3 21 31 24 Los Angeles Galaxy 6 7 3 21 25 26 Minnesota United 5 10 1 16 19 30 Colorado 4 9 3 15 20 28 Seattle 3 9 3 12 13 21 San Jose 2 9 6 12 28 35 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieJune 29FC Dallas 1, Minnesota United 0June 30Portland 3, Seattle 2 Atlanta United FC 4, Orlando City 0 Montreal 2, Sporting Kansas City 0 Columbus 2, Real Salt Lake 1 New England 3, D.C. United 2 Chicago 3, New York City FC 2 Los Angeles FC 4, Philadelphia 1 Los Angeles Galaxy 3, San Jose 3, tieJuly 1New York Red Bulls 1, Toronto FC 0 Colorado 1, Vancouver 0Tuesdays GameLos Angeles FC at Houston, lateTodays GamesToronto 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s GamesOrlando 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s GameNew York at New York City FC, 7 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 11 1 3 36 31 13 Seattle 6 3 5 23 15 12 Orlando 6 5 4 22 21 20 Chicago 5 3 7 22 21 17 Utah 5 3 6 21 13 11 Portland 5 5 5 20 20 20 Houston 4 5 5 17 16 21 Washington 2 9 4 10 10 20 Sky Blue FC 0 10 3 3 10 23 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.June 30North Carolina 3, Orlando 0 Utah 0, Seattle 0, tie Portland 1, Sky Blue 1, tieJuly 1Chicago 2, Washington 0Todays GameChicago at North Carolina, 7 p.m.Fridays GameUtah at Portland, 11 p.m.Saturdays GamesChicago at Sky Blue FC, 7 p.m. Washington at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Seattle, 10 p.m.Wednesday, July 11Washington at North Carolina, 7 p.m. Orlando at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Seattle, 10:30 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 2, Lost 0, Tied 3)Sunday, Jan. 28 United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 „ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 „ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 „ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 „ vs. Brazil at East Rutherford, N.J. (tentative) Tuesday, Sept. 11 „ vs. Mexico at Nashville, Tenn., 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London (tentative) Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy (tentative)FIFA WORLD CUPAll times Eastern SECOND ROUND (ROUND OF 16) June 30 At Kazan, RussiaFrance 4, Argentina 3At Sochi, RussiaUruguay 2, Portugal 1July 1 At MoscowRussia 1, Spain 1 (Russia wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)At Nizhny Novgorod, RussiaCroatia 1, Denmark 1 (Croatia wins 3-2 on penalty kicks)Monday At Samara, RussiaBrazil 2, Mexico 0At Rostov-on-Don, RussiaBelgium 3, Japan 2Tuesday At St. Petersburg, RussiaSweden 1, Switzerland 0At MoscowEngland 1, Colombia 1 (England wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)QUARTERFINALS Friday At Nizhny Novgorod, RussiaFrance vs. Uruguay, 10 a.m.At Kazan, RussiaBrazil vs. Belgium, 2 p.m.Saturday At Samara, RussiaSweden vs. England, 10 a.m.At Sochi, RussiaRussia vs. Croatia, 2 p.m.SEMIFINALS Tuesday, July 10 At St. Petersburg, RussiaFrance-Uruguay winner vs. Brazil-Belgium winner, 2 p.m.Wednesday, July 11 At MoscowSweden-England winner vs. Russia-Croatia winner, 2 p.m.THIRD PLACE Saturday, July 14 At St. Petersburg, RussiaSemi“ nals losers, 10 a.m.WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, July 15 At MoscowSemi“ nals winners, 11 a.m. TENNIS ATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURWIMBLEDONTuesday results from Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London (seedings in parentheses):Mens Singles First RoundMarcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, def. Dominic Thiem (7), Austria, 6-4, 7-5, 2-0, ret. Karen Khachanov, Russia, def. David Ferrer, Spain, 6-1, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 7-5. Julien Benneteau, France, def. Marton Fucsovics, Hungary, 7-5, 7-5, 6-3. Frances Tiafoe, United States, def. Fernando Verdasco (30), Spain, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3. Kyle Edmund (21), Britain, def. Alex Bolt, Australia, 6-2, 6-3, 7-5. Bradley Klahn, United States, def. Yuichi Sugita, Japan, 2-6, 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-2. Horacio Zeballos, Argentina, def. Guido Andreozzi, Argentina, 4-6, 7-6 (1), 6-4, 6-4. Novak Djokovic (12), Serbia, def. Tennys Sandgren, United States, 6-3, 6-1, 6-2. Nick Kyrgios (15), Australia, def. Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 6-3. Robin Haase, Netherlands, def. Marius Copil, Romania, 7-6 (0), 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (4). Bernard Tomic, Australia, def. Hubert Hurkacz, Poland, 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (2). Kei Nishikori (24), Japan, def. Christian Harrison, United States, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2. Damir Dzumhur (27), Bosnia-Herzegovina, def. Maximilian Marterer, Germany, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Ernests Gulbis, Latvia, def. Jay Clarke, Britain, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-4. Taylor Fritz, United States, def. Lorenzo Sonego, Italy, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Alexander Zverev (4), Germany, def. James Duckworth, Australia, 7-5, 6-2, 6-0. Juan Martin del Potro (5), Argentina, def. Peter Gojowczyk, Germany, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. Feliciano Lopez, Spain, def. Federico Delbonis, Argentina, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Benoit Paire, France, def. Jason Jung, Taiwan, 7-5, 7-6 (1), 6-4. Denis Shapovalov (26), Canada, def. Jeremy Chardy, France, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. Matteo Berrettini, Italy, def. Jack Sock (18), United States, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. Gilles Simon, France, def. Nikoloz Basilashvili, Georgia, 6-1, 7-6 (5), 6-1. Stephane Robert, France, def. Albert RamosVinolas, Spain, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 6-1. Matthew Ebden, Australia, def. David Gof“ n (10), Belgium, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Diego Schwartzman (14), Argentina, def. Mirza Basic, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6-3, 6-2, 6-1. Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, def. Florian Mayer, Germany, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. Simone Bolelli, Italy, def. Pablo Cuevas, Uruguay, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6), 6-1. Fabio Fognini (19), Italy, def. Taro Daniel, Japan, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. Alex De Minaur, Australia, def. Marco Cecchinato (29), Italy, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5), 6-4. Pierre-Hugues Herbert, France, def. Mischa Zverev, Germany, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, def. Vasek Pospisil, Canada, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Rafael Nadal (2), Spain, def. Dudi Sela, Israel, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.Womens Singles First Round Simona Halep (1), Romania, def. Kurumi Nara, Japan, 6-2, 6-4. Saisai Zheng, China, def. Qiang Wang, China, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino, Spain, def. Ana Bogdan, Romania, 6-1, 3-6, 8-6. Su-Wei Hsieh, Taiwan, def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (30), Russia, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Johanna Konta (22), Britain, def. Natalia Vikhlyantseva, Russia, 7-5, 7-6 (7). Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, def. Alize Cornet, France, 7-6 (3), 6-1. Sachia Vickery, United States, def. Marketa Vondrousova, Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-2. Elise Mertens (15), Belgium, def. Danielle Rose Collins, United States, 6-3, 6-2. Jelena Ostapenko (12), Latvia, def. Katy Dunne, Britain, 6-3, 7-6 (5). Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium, def. Heather Watson, Britain, 6-4, 7-5. So“ a Kenin, United States, def. Maria Sakkari, Greece, 6-4, 1-6, 6-1. Vitalia Diatchenko, Russia, def. Maria Sharapova (24), Russia, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3), 6-4. Daria Gavrilova (26), Australia, def. Caroline Dolehide, United States, 6-2, 6-3. Samantha Stosur, Australia, def. Shuai Peng, China, 6-4, 7-5. Taylor Townsend, United States, def. Pauline Parmentier, France, 6-2, 6-4. Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarus, def. Petra Kvitova (8), Czech Republic, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0. Garbine Muguruza (3), Spain, def. Naomi Broady, Britain, 6-2, 7-5. Alison Van Uytvanck, Belgium, def. Polona Hercog, Slovenia, 6-2, 6-2. Jennifer Brady, United States, def. Kateryna Kozlova, Ukraine, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-2. Anett Kontaveit (28), Estonia, def. Denisa Allertova, Czech Republic, 6-2, 6-2. Ashleigh Barty (17), Australia, def. Stefanie Voegele, Switzerland, 7-5, 6-3. Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, def. Gabriella Taylor, Britain, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3. Yulia Putintseva, Kazakhstan, def. Magda Linette, Poland, 6-3, 3-6, 10-8. Daria Kasatkina (14), Russia, def. Jana Fett, Croatia, 6-2, 7-5. Angelique Kerber (11), Germany, def. Vera Zvonareva, Russia, 7-5, 6-3. Claire Liu, United States, def. Ana Konjuh, Croatia, 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-3. Katie Boulter, Britain, def. Veronica Cepede Royg, Paraguay, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. Naomi Osaka (18), Japan, def. Monica Niculescu, Romania, 6-4, 6-1. Carla Suarez-Navarro (27), Spain, def. Carina Witthoeft, Germany, 6-2, 6-4. Sara Sorribes Tormo, Spain, def. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia, 7-6 (5), 6-1. Alison Riske, United States, def. Mariana Duque-Marino, Colombia, 6-1, 6-1. Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, def. Caroline Garcia (6), France, 7-6 (2), 6-3. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Los Angeles -180 Pittsburgh +165 at Colorado -123 San Francisco +113 at Arizona -133 St. Louis +123American League at Seattle -106 Los Angeles -104 Houston -154 at Texas +144 Cleveland -220 at K ansas City +200 Interleague at Cincinnati -180 Chi. White Sox +165 at Chi. Cubs -225 Detroit +205 Boston -122 at W ashington +112 at N.Y. Yankees -170 Atlanta +158 at Miami Off Tampa Bay Off at Philadelphia Off Baltimore Off at Oakland -170 San Diego +158 at Milwaukee -108 Minnesota -102 at Toronto -185 N.Y. Mets +170Updated Odds Available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Named John Vidalin chief operating of“ cer for business operations. Recalled RHP Yefry Ramrez from Norfolk (IL). Placed INF Steve Wilkerson on the 10-day DL, retroactive to July 2. Placed OF Colby Rasmus on the restricted list. CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Recalled OF Greg Allen from Columbus (IL). Placed OF Lonnie Chisenhall on the 10-day DL. Signed C Noah Naylor and RHP Ethan Hankins. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Activated RHP Joe Smith from the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of C Tim Federowicz from Fresno (PCL). Placed C Brian McCann on the 10-day DL, retroactive to July 1. KANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Agreed to terms with RHP Brady Singer. LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Reinstated LHP-OF Shohei Ohtani from the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Miguel Almonte from Salt Lake (PCL). Optioned RHPs Deck McGuire and Eduardo Paredes to Salt Lake (PCL). Signed RHPs Gabriel Hernandez, Luis Nuez and Daniel Rojas; CF Darwin Moreno; SS Jean Puntiel and LHP Roelis Taveras to minor league contracts. MINNESOTA TWINS „ Recalled LHP Gabriel Moya from Rochester (IL). Optioned RHP Zack Littell to Rochester. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Optioned RHP Jonathan Loaisiga to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Reinstated RHP A.J. Cole from the 10-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Reinstated 3B Matt Chapman from the 10-day DL. Optioned INF Franklin Barreto to Nashville (PCL). TEXAS RANGERS „ Activated 1B Ronald Guzmn from the seven-day concussion list. Optioned RHP Chris Martin to Round Rock (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Signed RHPs Josh Hiatt and Andy McGuire and C Brett Wright to minor league contracts.National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES „ Reinstated RHP Arodys Vizcaino from the 10-day DL. COLORADO ROCKIES „ Recalled RHP Antonio Senzatela from Albuquerque (PCL). Placed RHP Chad Bettis on the 10-day DL. PHILADLEPHIA PHILLIES „ Agreed to terms with RHPs Starlyn Castillo, Eiberson Castellano, Wilson Gherbaz, Jonathan Rivas and Luis Vegas; LHPs Joalbert Angulo and Neyker Ibarra; Cs Victor Diaz, Andrick Nava and Javier Vinal; OFs Jeury Corona and Reiberth Gil; 2B Alexeis Azuaje and SS Kervin Pichardo to minor-league contracts. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Recalled RHP Dovydas Neverauskas from Indianapolis (IL). Optioned RHP Tanner Anderson to Indianapolis.American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS „ Released RHP Scott Firth and INF Matt Telesco. CLEBURNE RAILROADERS „ Signed C Quinn Irey. ST. PAUL SAINTS „ Released INF J.J. Gould. Signed RHPs Andrew Thome and Zack Jones and INF Matt Snyder. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES „ Released INF Jamey Smart. Signed C Tyler Baker, INF Tommy Mendonca and RHP J.C. Sulbaran.Can-Am LeagueNEW JERSEY JACKALS „ Signed RHP Justin Martinez.Frontier LeagueEVANSVILLE OTTERS „ Signed RHP Alex Phillips. FLORENCE FREEDOM „ Traded RHP Zach Kirby to Normal. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS „ Signed INF Nick Roark. NORMAL CORNBELTERS „ Released RHP David Perez. RIVER CITY RASCALS „ Signed RHP Brian Bass. Released LHP Spencer Hunter. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS „ Signed LHP Austin Stephens.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationCHICAGO BULLS „ Signed C Wendell Carter Jr. and F Chandler Hutchison. DENVER NUGGETS „ Agreed to terms with F Michael Porter Jr. on a multiyear contract. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS „ Signed C DeMarcus Cousins to a one-year contract. ORLANDO MAGIC „ Signed C Mo Bamba.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueNFL „ Suspended Green Bay RB Aaron Jones, San Francisco LB Reuben Foster and Los Angeles Rams G Jamon Brown for the “ rst two games of the 2018 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.Canadian Football LeagueEDMONTON ESKIMOS „ Signed DL AlanMichael Cash to the practice roster.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueARIZONA COYOTES „ Signed C Brad Richardson to a two-year contract. BOSTON BRUINS „ Re-signed F Sean Kuraly to a three-year contract. Signed F Anton Bildh to a two-way contract. DALLAS STARS „ Named Bob Jones assistant coach of Texas (AHL). Signed LW Remi Elie to a one-year contract. LOS ANGELES KINGS „ Signed D Sean Walker to a two-year entry-level contract. NASHVILLE PREDATORS „ Signed F Colin Blackwell to a two-year, two-way contract. TORONTO MAPLER LEAFS „ Traded F Matt Martin to the New York Islanders for G Eamon McAdam. WASHINGTON CAPITALS „ Re-signed F Riley Barber to a one-year contract.American Hockey LeagueROCHESTER AMERICANS „ Re-signed F Dalton Smith to a one-year contract.SOCCERMajor League SoccerFC DALLAS „ Announced the transfer of M Mauro Diaz to Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai FC (UAE Arabian Gulf League).TENNISTENNIS INTEGRITY UNIT „ Announced Egyptian player Karim Hossam was banned for life and “ ned $15,000 after being convicted of multiple match-“ xing offenses.COLLEGESEDINBORO „ Named Chris Bess womens assistant basketball coach and Mike DePalma assistant wrestling coach. SAINT ANSELM „ Named Cody Cruzen defensive backs coach, James Willette tight ends coach and John Scargle assistant special teams and assistant defensive backs coach. YALE „ Named Danielle Brown womens assistant basketball coach.2015 draft out of Eustis High School, but chose to go to Florida instead.While with the Gators he was known for his competitive spirit and he was asked Tuesday where that spirit came from.The woman in the front row,Ž Singer said, pointing to his mother, Jacquelyn, who was seated in the first row along with Singers father, Brett, at the press conference inside Kauff-man Stadium. Shes extremely competitive and it comes right to me.ŽJacquelyn immediately blushed, but later told, I guess I just dont like to quit, so he gets that from me.ŽRoyals General Man-ager Dayton Moore said the team will decide what the next move is for Singer, especially given his long college season.Were going to sit down and talk about that together,Ž Moore said. We certainly want to get Bradys input on that as well. The most impor-tant thing is we transition in the right manner, to give him the best chance to get going in his profes-sional career.Ž SINGERFrom Page C1 By Howard FendrichThe Associated PressLONDON „ These are not the sorts of matches Maria Sharapova is sup-posed to lose, letting lead after lead slip away Tues-day against a qualifier ranked 132nd „ and in the first round of Wimbledon, no less.Then again, at this edition of The Champi-onships, as they prefer to call the event around here, the initial 48 hours have provided more surprising exits than anyones accustomed to: A total of seven top-10 mens and womens seeds departed in the opening round, more than in any previous year in the professional eras half-century.That includes two-time champion Petra Kvitova, who was sent home by Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 a few hours before 2004 titlist Sharapova folded against Vitalia Diatch-enko in a 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3), 6-4 loss she seemingly controlled time and again before dropping the last three games. Sometimes,Ž Sharapova said, you put yourself in a better, or winning, position, and you dont finish.ŽA 15-month doping ban kept her out of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament in 2016, and an injury sidelined her a year ago. It looked as if it would be a pleasant, straight-forward return when she went ahead by a set and a break at 5-2.Sharapova then served for the match at 5-3, but faltered. After being pushed to a third set, Sharapova went up a break at 2-1. That edge disappeared right away. She went up another break at 4-3. That advantage, too, was given right back. Sharapovas collapse eventually ended, perhaps fittingly, with her 11th double-fault.How unlikely was this result?Since losing the first two Grand Slam matches of her career as a teen-ager, Sharapova was 49-1 in openers at majors, 13-0 at Wimbledon.Shes a former No. 1, now seeded 24th, who owns five Grand Slam titles. And Diatchenko?Repeatedly sidetracked by injuries of one sort or another „ I think I will write a book after I finish playing,Ž Diatchenko joked about her health history, even on a day she was visited by a trainer for groin and lower back issues „ the 27-yearold Russian came in 0-2 at Wimbledon and 8-25 overall in main-draw matches at all tour-level events.Everybody,Ž Diatchenko said afterward, expects me to lose the match.ŽBut she didnt, in part because Sharapova failed to win it. Past champs Sharapova, Kvitova beatenMaria Sharapova serves to Vitalia Diatchenko during their womens singles match on the second day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on Tuesday in London. [KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 15 | Wednesday, July 4, 2018 C3and is cur rently second in the league with a .390 average. Cody is also third in the league in hits, first in runs and first in on-base percentage.Five of the nine pitch-ers on the West All-Star team are Leesburg players, led by Rob Kwi-atowski, who will start the game for the West. Kwiatowski leads the league with a 1.06 ERA.The other Leesburg pitchers on the squad are Louis Davenport III, Josh Shapiro, Dominic Jeanc-ola and Hunter Caudelle.Other Leesburg position players to make the team are infielders Tanner May and Jay Prather and outfielders Wes Weeks and Jose Crisostomo.Leesburgs Weeks and May will take part in the home run derby before the All-Star game.The West team is made up of players from Leesburg, Winter Park and Winter Garden. The East team is made up of players from DeLand, Sanford and Seminole. ALL-STARFrom Page C1during a recent telephone interview.Its the people,Ž he said. I think it just goes to show the depth of the people and the dedication of this group.ŽThe raw numbers are staggering.Through 17 races, the team has seven Cup Series victories, plus Kevin Harvicks All-Star Race triumph.The four drivers have combined for four poles, 20 top-5 finishes and 36 top 10s. SHR Fords have led 1,680 laps or roughly 33 percent of all laps staged this season.This success is multilayered starting with Ford Motor Companys recommitment to stock-car racing four years ago.We are extremely excited for sure with the wins and teamwork across all the teams,Ž said Ford Performance chief Mark Rushbrook in a recent telephone inter-view. Stewart-Haas is strong for sure and our other teams are strong, too.ŽPart of Fords longrange plan was to woo team owners Tony Stew-art and Gene Haas into the Blue OvalŽ fold. SHR stunned the garage area when Stewart announced it would jump from Chev-rolet to Ford in 2017.Stewart-Haas Racing had plenty of success in the General Motors camp with Hendrick Motorsports supplying engines and car bodies.Stewart captured the NASCAR Cup Series championship in 2011 and Harvick, who now wheels the No. 14 Ford, added another crown in 2014 under the current, knockout playoff format.Going to Ford was nothing short of a seismic shift for SHR and Ford, which has not had a Cup Series championship driver since 2004, when Kurt Busch was driving for car owner Jack Roush.We decided four years ago to do everything we could to get more com-petitive and win races and championships,Ž Rushbrook said. You must be top class in a lot of areas even to win a race in NASCAR.Yes, it is a surprise it is all coming together this year, but its because of decisions made four years ago and the hard work that has gone on for those four years. We are really excited to see it all coming together right now.ŽBusch now wheels the No. 41 Ford for Stewart-Haas and captured the 2017 Daytona 500.Clint Bowyer, who has two wins this season, replaced Stewart in the No. 14 Ford in 2017. Aric Almirola took the wheel from Danica Patrick in the No. 10 entry this season.Almirola was a mile away from winning the Daytona 500 until he made contact with Austin Dillon, who charged forward for the milestone victory.Almirola has seven top-10 finishes, which equals his career best from 2014.For the first time in its history, SHR swept the top-3 positions in a race. Bowyer won Michigan followed by Harvick and Busch. Almirola was 11th.Several things have happened since SHR and Hendrick parted ways.SHR decided to create its own fabrication shop to build its stock cars from the ground up.That project started in the second half of 2016, when the pipeline of parts and pieces from Hendrick slowed to a trickle. Now the team has four jigs and surface plates, or the platforms used to build a chassis from scratch.In addition, Tony Gibson, who had been Buschs crew chief, took a full-time office job to manage quality control. SHR did a rather sizeable shift of personnel in the offseason.We did it (refitted the race shop) in a really short period of time and over this winter we were able to move people around,Ž Zipadelli said. We tried to make every department a little bit better.ŽAnother ingredient to SHRs success was the switch to Roush Yates Racing Engines.Doug Yates, who is the son of late master engine builder Robert Yates, oversees three branches of business with more than 180 employees that crank out about 1,000 race engines (new and refurbished) each year.Yates is the president and CEO of the engine company.Were here to support our teams to try to win races,Ž Yates said in a phone interview. But we love the competition side of it. Were proud to be part of that.ŽIronically, for years Roush and Yates were rancorous competitors within the Ford racing camp. They were always trying to one-up each other.After years of battling against each other, it was Robert Yates who floated the idea of them combining forces to build engines.The idea became reality in 2003.They agreed to write down 10 things they wanted to see out of this unification,Ž Yates said. When they compared lists they were both surprised to see they had eight or nine of the same ideas.ŽRoush Yates Racing now feeds all NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series with motors. The list includes Team Penske, which has one win this season with Joey Logano, Roush Fenway Racing, Wood Brothers Racing and Front Row Motorsports.We are a big company, but are built to be nimble,Ž Yates said. We are able to move quickly. We want to give our teams what theyre looking for when they need it.ŽIt was Haas Racing president Joe Custer who talked Stewart, who had been the top dog at Joe Gibbs Racing, into becoming an equity part-ner with Haas in 2009.The team never won a race until Stewart joined in.When Stewart arrived, he immediately became the pied piper for NASCAR mechanical racing talent.When youre winning or youre running good, when you have someone like that, they respect you,Ž Zipadelli said of Stewart. Its easier to recruit people you know.Some dont under-stand, but this sport is so much about the people,Ž he added. Its just become lots of layers of people today in order to actually prepare a good race car.Ž REVIVALFrom Page C1 and 2012 on penalties. The countrys only shootout success came earlier at Euro 96.With a fresh generation of players not burdened by past misery, England coach Gareth Southgate has helped to banish painful memories of his own: Missing the final kick at Euro 96 against Germany.After exiting the 2014 World Cup without win-ning a game in the group stage, the squad has been remodeled with a youth-ful, more street-wise mentality by Southgate at his first major tourna-ment as coach. Sweden 1, Switzerland 0The heir to Zlatan Ibra-himovic finally delivered for Sweden at the World Cup.Emil Forsberg scored a deflected goal in the 66th minute to give the Swedes a 1-0 victory over Swit-zerland in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Tuesday and a place in the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 24 years.Shy and understated, the 26-year-old Forsberg couldnt be more different than the larger-than-life Ibrahimovic, who ruled the Sweden team for more than a decade and was the greatest player the country ever produced.But Forsberg arrived in Russia shouldering the creative burden left by Ibrahimovic following his retirement two years ago, and the attacking midfielders skills and slick movement stood out at St. Petersburg Stadium.His goal was scruffy, though. After getting past Granit Xhaka, Forsberg didnt get much power behind his shot from the edge of the area and it was likely heading straight for Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer. However, it took a deflection off the foot of center back Manuel Akanji and bounced up and into the net.It was enough to make Sweden the fifth European team to reach the quarterfinals. The Swedes will next play England on Saturday in Samara.The last time Sweden made it this far at the World Cup was in 1994, when the team reached the semifinals.This was another opportunity spurned by the Swiss, who have reached the last 16 in four of the last five World Cups only to be eliminated without scoring a goal. They havent scored in a knockout game in soc-cers biggest tournament in 64 years, when they last reached in the quar-terfinals at home in 1954. They finished the game with 10 men after right back Michael Lang was sent off in stoppage time for a professional foul on Sweden substitute Martin Olsson. The referee initially awarded a penalty kick but later gave a free kick on the edge of the area after a video review.Switzerland was fortu-nate to still be alive at that point.Ibrahimovic, 36 and now playing out his illus-trious career in the United States, would surely have put away some of the first-half chances created by his countrymen against a fragile Switzerland defense that was missing the suspended Fabian Schaer and Stephan Lichtsteiner.Striker Marcus Berg was the biggest culprit, spurning two openings in quick succession, while Albin Ekdal volleyed over with the goal at his mercy.The Swedes were limited but played to the strengths that got them past Italy in the twoleg World Cup playoff and to the top of a group containing defending champion Germany, Mexico and South Korea. Their long balls forward caused panic and they were more bullish in their tackling in midfield. CUPFrom Page C1Colombias Carlos Sanchez, front right, fouls Englands Harry Kane to give a penalty during a round of 16 match at the 2018 World Cup in Moscow on Tuesday. [AP PHOTO / VICTOR R. CAIVANO]


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Runnersleftinscoringposition„Minnesota 4(Escobar,Astudillo2,Wilson);Milwaukee 3 (Braun3).RISP„Minnesota0for5; Milwaukee2for8. MINNESOTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Odorizzi,L,3-654 2249109 4.57 Pressly10 000312 3.76 Moya20000423 7.71 MILWAUKEE IPHRERBBSONPERA Guerra,W,5-552 003889 2.87 Hader,H,1430 001236 1.21 Knebel,S, 9-1110 000314 3.05 W P„Guerra. Umpires„Home,MartyFoster;First,Joe W est;Second,MarkRipperger;Third,Doug Eddings. T „2:55.A„32,375(41,900).BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSChicagoCubs5,Detroit3: Anthony Rizzodroveinhissecondrunofthe gameintheseventhinningtosnap atie,KyleSchwarberfollowedwith asolohomerintheeighthandthe ChicagoCubsreboundedfromanearly three-runde“cittoedgetheDetroit Tigersfortheir“fthstraightwin.With oneoutintheseventh,JasonHeyward andBenZobristsingledoffTigers relieverDanielStumpf(1-4).Rizzos slowbouncerupthemiddleresultedin aforceofZobristatsecond,butJose Iglesiasthrowto“rstwastoolateto doubleupRizzoandHeywardscored fromthirdtoputChicagoaheadforthe “rsttime,4-3.Schwarberhithisteamleading17thhomertorightagainsta steadywindoffLakeMichiganinthe eighth. Milwaukee2,Minnesota0: EricThames hitatwo-runhomerandthreepitchers combinedonatwo-hitshutoutas MilwaukeeslippedpastMinnesota. Milwaukeebrokethroughinthe “fthagainstMinnesotastarterJake Odorizzi(3-6)whenpinch-hitterNate Orfwalkedandstolesecondbefore Thameshithis12thhomerunofthe season,alinerthatbarelyclearedthe right-“eldfence. LATE BostonatWashington AtlantaatN.Y.Yankees BaltimoreatPhiladelphia N.Y.MetsatToronto ChicagoWhiteSoxatCincinnati TampaBayatMiami HoustonatTexas ClevelandatKansasCity SanDiegoatOakland L.A.AngelsatSeattle SanFranciscoatColorado St.LouisatArizona PittsburghatL.A.DodgersTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA PittsburghMusg rove(R)3-3 3.793-41-215.16.46 LosAngelesHill(L)8:10p1-34.683-60-117.22.55 SanFranSuarez(L)3-44.185-81-018.02.00 ColoradoAnderson(L)8:10p5-34.238-91-219.13.26 St.LouisMikolas(R)8-32.6110-61-118.03.50 ArizonaCorbin(L)10:10p6-33.069-80-119.02.84AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA LosAngelesTBD0-00.000-00-00.00.00 SeattleLeake(R)4:10p8-44.0113-41-121.03.00 HoustonMcCullersJr.(R)9-33.5512-51-019.02.37 TexasMinor(L)7:05p6-44.648-72-020.01.35 ClevelandBauer(R)7-62.459-82-120.01.35 KansasCityKennedy(R)8:15p1-85.113-140-218.05.00INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA BostonRodriguez(L)9-34.1113-31-216.06.19 WashingtonFedde(R)11:05a1-36.002-31-216.16.06 AtlantaTeheran(R)6-54.2110-62-116.23.78 NewYork(AL)Sabathia(L)1:05p5-33.028-71-220.02.25 TampaBayTBD0-00.000-00-00.00.00 MiamiUrena(R)1:10p2-94.402-141-219.23.66 DetroitLiriano(L)3-43.994-80-315.06.00 Chicago(NL)Quintana(L)2:20p6-64.3110-60-215.15.28 BaltimoreHess(R)2-55.942-70-214.110.05 PhiladelphiaNola(R)4:05p10-22.4812-52-018.03.50 SanDiegoLauer(L)3-55.083-100-117.02.12 OaklandManaea(L)4:05p8-63.3710-73-019.02.84 MinnesotaBerrios(R)8-63.5210-71-117.23.57 MilwaukeeAnderson(R)4:10p6-64.189-71-116.14.41 NewYork(NL)Oswalt(R)0-19.820-10-12.220.25 TorontoStroman(R)7:07p1-56.204-51-117.03.71 Chicago(AL)Covey(R)3-34.824-50-211.112.71 CincinnatiRomano(R)7:10p4-85.308-91-117.03.71 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. VSOPP-Pitchersrecordversusthisopponent. THISDATEINBASEBALLJULY4 1905: ThePhiladelphiaAthleticsscoredtworunsinthe 20thinning,givingRubeWaddella4-2victoryoverCy YoungoftheBostonRedSox.Bothpitcherswentthe distance.Youngdidnotallowawalk. 1908: GeorgeWiltseoftheNewYorkGiantspitcheda 10-inning,1-0no-hitteragainstthePhiladelphiaPhillies. 1912: GeorgeMullinoftheDetroitTigerscelebratedhis32nd birthdaybypitchingano-hitterovertheSt.LouisBrowns. 1925: Twoofthegreatleft-handersoftheirtime,Herb PennockoftheYankeesandLeftyGroveoftheAthletics, hookedupinapitchersduelthatNewYorkwon1-0in15 innings.Pennockgaveupfourhitsandwalkednone. 1939: JimTaboroftheBostonRedSoxhitthreehome runs,includingtwograndslams,inan18-12triumph overthePhiladelphiaAthleticsinthesecondgameofa doubleheader. 1976: ThePhilliesTimMcCarverlostagrandslam whenhepassedGarryMaddoxonthebasepaths.The PhilliesstillbeatthePirates10-5atPittsburgh. 1983: DaveRighettioftheNewYorkYankeespitcheda4-0 no-hitteragainsttheBostonRedSoxatYankeeStadium. 1984: PhilNiekrooftheNewYorkYankeesstruckout “veTexasRangerstobecometheninthpitcherwith 3,000strikeouts.No.3,000wasLarryParrish. 2006: VictorMartinezwent5-for-6andJhonnyPeralta andTravisHafnereachhittwoofClevelandssixhome runs,poweringtheIndianstoa19-1routofNewYork. ThewinwasClevelandslargestathomeinmorethan 56years,sincea21-2victoryoverthePhiladelphia AthleticsonJune18,1950. 2014: BrianRobertshitthreedoublesandatriple,leadingtheNewYorkYankeestoa6-5winoverMinnesota. Todaysbirthday: JaredHughes33.STATISTICALLEADERSAMERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,73;Trout,Los Angeles,66;Betts,Boston,65;Springer, Houston,60;Segura,Seattle,59;Judge, NewYork,58;Martinez,Boston,58; Ramirez,Cleveland,58;Rosario,Minnesota, 57;Benintendi,Boston,56. RBI: Martinez,Boston,67;Haniger,Seattle, 62;Machado,Baltimore,59;Encarnacion, Cleveland,57;Gattis,Houston,56;Judge, NewYork,56;Lowrie,Oakland,56;4tied at55. HITS: Altuve,Houston,114;Segura,Seattle, 109;Castellanos,Detroit,104;Lindor,Cleveland,101;Martinez,Boston,100;Rosario, Minnesota,100;Machado,Baltimore,99; Lowrie,Oakland,95;AJones,Baltimore,94; Ramirez,Cleveland,93. DOUBLES: Escobar,Minnesota,34;Abreu, Chicago,27;Bregman,Houston,27;Lindor, Cleveland,27;Castellanos,Detroit,26; Pillar,Toronto,25;Lowrie,Oakland,24; Ramirez,Cleveland,24;5tiedat23. TRIPLES: Sanchez,Chicago,8;Hernandez, Toronto,6;Benintendi,Boston,5;JJones, Detroit,4;Moreland,Boston,4;Profar, Texas,4;Smith,TampaBay,4;11tiedat3. HOMERUNS: Martinez,Boston,25; Ramirez,Cleveland,24;Trout,LosAngeles, 24;Judge,NewYork,23;Lindor,Cleveland, 23;Betts,Boston,21;Cruz,Seattle,21; Machado,Baltimore,21;3tiedat20. STOLENBASES: Gordon,Seattle,21;Anderson,Chicago,17;Benintendi,Boston,16; Davis,Cleveland,16;DeShields,Texas,16; Merri“eld,KansasCity,16;Betts,Boston, 15;Ramirez,Cleveland,15;Smith,Tampa Bay,15;Segura,Seattle,14. PITCHING: Severino,NewYork,13-2; Kluber,Cleveland,12-4;Snell,TampaBay, 11-4;Happ,Toronto,10-4;Morton,Houston, 10-2;Porcello,Boston,10-3;5tiedat9. ERA: Severino,NewYork,1.98;Verlander, Houston,2.12;Snell,TampaBay,2.24; Sale,Boston,2.40;Bauer,Cleveland,2.46; Cole,Houston,2.50;Morton,Houston,2.55; Kluber,Cleveland,2.64;Skaggs,LosAngeles,2.64;Sabathia,NewYork,3.02. STRIKEOUTS: Sale,Boston,164;Cole,Houston,151;Bauer,Cleveland,148;Paxton, Seattle,145;Verlander,Houston,144;Severino,NewYork,138;Morton,Houston,133; Snell,TampaBay,123;Kluber,Cleveland, 120;Berrios,Minnesota,111. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Albies,Atlanta,65;Blackmon, Colorado,61;Goldschmidt,Arizona,57; Hernandez,Philadelphia,57;Pham,St. Louis,56;Arenado,Colorado,55;Baez, Chicago,53;Freeman,Atlanta,53;Bellinger, LosAngeles,52;Yelich,Milwaukee,52. RBI: Baez,Chicago,61;Suarez,Cincinnati, 61;Arenado,Colorado,60;Story,Colorado,59;Freeman,Atlanta,56;Markakis, Atlanta,56;Rizzo,Chicago,56;Aguilar, Milwaukee,55;Kemp,LosAngeles,55; Gennett,Cincinnati,54. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta,106;Gennett, Cincinnati,103;Freeman,Atlanta,100; Albies,Atlanta,97;Castro,Miami,96; Anderson,Miami,94;Arenado,Colorado, 93;Crawford,SanFrancisco,90;Turner, Washington,90;2tiedat89. DOUBLES: Albies,Atlanta,27;Markakis, Atlanta,27;Carpenter,St.Louis,24;Rendon, Washington,24;Story,Colorado,23; McCutchen,SanFrancisco,22;5tiedat21. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,8;CTaylor,Los Angeles,7;Baez,Chicago,6;Nimmo,New York,6;Contreras,Chicago,5;10tiedat4. HOMERUNS: Arenado,Colorado,21; Harper,Washington,21;Aguilar,Milwaukee,19;Goldschmidt,Arizona,18; Muncy,LosAngeles,18;Albies,Atlanta, 17;Bellinger,LosAngeles,17;Desmond, Colorado,17;6tiedat16. STOLENBASES: MTaylor,Washington,23; Turner,Washington,22;Inciarte,Atlanta, 21;SMarte,Pittsburgh,18;Cain,Milwaukee,16;Dyson,Arizona,16;Hamilton, Cincinnati,15;Peraza,Cincinnati,14;Baez, Chicago,13;Hernandez,Philadelphia,13. PITCHING: Lester,Chicago,11-2;Nola, Philadelphia,10-2;Scherzer,Washington, 10-5;Godley,Arizona,9-6;7tiedat8. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.85;Foltynewicz, Atlanta,2.02;Scherzer,Washington,2.16; Lester,Chicago,2.25;Nola,Philadelphia, 2.48;Mikolas,St.Louis,2.61;Newcomb, Atlanta,2.71;Corbin,Arizona,3.14;Wacha, St.Louis,3.20;Freeland,Colorado,3.25. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,174; Corbin,Arizona,134;deGrom,NewYork, 134;Gray,Colorado,119;Greinke,Arizona, 108;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,107;Nola,Philadelphia,107;Velasquez,Philadelphia,107; Pivetta,Philadelphia,104;Stripling,Los Angeles,96.MONDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Detroit3,Toronto2,10inn. Cleveland9,KansasCity3 NationalLeague Colorado5,SanFrancisco2 St.Louis6,Arizona3 L.A.Dodgers17,Pittsburgh1 Interleague Atlanta5,N.Y.Yankees3,11inn. Boston4,Washington3 Cincinnati5,ChicagoWhiteSox3 Miami3,TampaBay2,10innings Milwaukee6,Minnesota5,10innings THURSDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague TexasatDetroit,7:10p.m. BaltimoreatMinnesota,8:10p.m. ChicagoWhiteSoxatHouston,8:10p.m. L.A.AngelsatSeattle,10:10p.m. NationalLeague MiamiatWashington,7:05p.m. AtlantaatMilwaukee,8:10p.m. SanDiegoatArizona,9:40p.m. St.LouisatSanFrancisco,10:15p.m.BASEBALLCALENDARJULY6: Lastdaytosignfor amateurdraftpickssubject todeadline. JULY17: All-StarGame, Washington. JULY29: HallofFame inductions, Cooperstown,N.Y. JULY31: Lastdaytotrade aplayerwithoutsecuring waivers. OCT.2-3: Wild-cardgames. DEC.10-13: Winter meetings, LasVegas. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. AltuveHou8633755114.338 BettsBos662526585.337 SeguraSea7832559109.335 JMartinezBos8130958100.324 SimmonsLAA742734187.319 MDuffyTB682702485.315 RosarioMin793165699.313 TroutLAA852946692.313 MMachadoBal823194199.310 CastellanosDet8333645104.310 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. 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PAGE 17 | Wednesday, July 4, 2018 C5 RECREATIONTo submit news or notes for the weekly recreation page, contact Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at or 352-365-8204. Cardboard boat race set for Aug. 4The Lake County Rowing Association will hold its first Clermont Cardboard Classic on Aug. 4 at Waterfront Park in Clermont. Reg-istration for the race was set to open this week.The boats must be made from cardboard while paddles can be manufactured and made of any material.For more information, including boat building rules, divisions and cost, visit Leesburg sports registration now underwayThe Leesburg Recreation Department is currently taking registration for flag football (ages 5-15), Pop Warner football and cheerlead-ing (ages 5-14), prep basketball (ages 13-17) and adult flag football (ages 16 and up). For more information on any of the programs, visit http:/ or call 352-728-9885. Eustis summer basketball campThe Eustis Parks and Recreation Department will hold its summer basketball camp from Monday-July 12 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The cost is $50.Registration needs to be done in person at the recreation department, 2214 Bates Ave., Eustis. For more information, call 352-357-8510. Take a run through the park each SaturdayClermont's parkrun 5k takes place every Saturday from Lake Hiawatha Preserve Park promptly at 7:30 a.m. The Hiawatha Preserve is located on west side of Lake Minneola in Clermont.The address is 450 12th St., Clermont.The event is free and put on by volunteers each week and draws an average of about 75 runners a week. Participants are asked to register and print out a one-time parkrun barcode that is used for timing. Printing out the personal barcode is essential.For more information or to register, visit clermontwaterfront. Chair yoga at Leesburg libraryThe Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St., offers a one-hour session of chair yoga each Monday at 5 p.m.The program is free and the stretch and strength poses are done safely from a chair. Beginners are welcome. Wear loose clothing and bring water. For more information call Deb Bussinger at 352728-9790 or email & NOTES By Paul Jenkinspaul.jenkins@ dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ The moves are still there, from the cutting no-look passes to the sweet long-range jump shots. They still race up and down the court with gusto, although those final few minutes of a 20-minute half seem to take forever.When you get right down to it, the competitive fire still burns for members of the Golden Triangle YMCA 40-plus basketball league.They get together every Tuesday evening in the YMCAs gymnasium, going through a regular season and playoffs before capping the season with a championship game. It may not be the Warriors vs. the Cavaliers, but dont try telling these guys it isnt important.Its competition and its exercise,Ž said 42-year-old Lawrence Ruffins before lacing up his sneakers and getting out on the court. Even being 40 years old, I still feel the need for competition. Basketball is my second sport because I played football all through high school and played some semipro football. But I also played some basketball in the Army.ŽPlaying with refs on a full-length court, they leave it all out on the floor, with just minor acknowledgements of the passage of time.With the age of players running anywhere from their 40s up to their 70s, the league is all about having fun. It doesnt really matter if theyve lost a step, because everyone is in the same boat.Its just some guys trying to get a workout and have a little fun,Ž said John Diaz, 41. Its a good group, and theres a lot of unity even with the oppos-ing teams. Its competitive, but were not out to hurt each other. You play hard and then shake each others hand and move on.We have some very, very competitive individu-als out here. Even guys in their 70s, you wouldnt think they would be as competitive as they are. But they run up and down the court all the way through. The only thing is, at our age, once a week is good because it takes about a week to recover and be ready to go again next week.ŽThe 40-plus basketball league is one of the more popular adult leagues at the Golden Triangle YMCA. The league has a six-week regular season followed by a week of playoffs lead-ing into the championship game.They may not all be as fast as they used to be, but they can still make those 3-pointers,Ž said Brittany Haller, the YMCAs sports director. Last season we had a player who was 82 and he was still out there rockin it.ŽIt is a place where police officers, firefighters, busi-ness owners and even some retirees meet for some good, clean fun. There is even Vinny Necco, a 62-year-old who referees local high school games.It helps keep me active instead of staying home and doing nothing,Ž said Necco, who retired from the Army and now drives a truck. Its just like when Im ref-ereeing a game, youve got to keep moving. Exercise keeps me from having to see the doctor too much. I dont want to be a couch potato.ŽSo whats the toughest part about playing a com-petitive sport like basketball after the age of 40?Moving,Ž said 46-year-old Jermaine Kirven. One wrong move and youre done for the season. You cant do all the things you used to do when you were younger. Your mind still sees it, but your body doesnt do it the way it used to do it.ŽStill got gamePlayers in YMCA 40+ league show their movesTim Paigetries to get past Gerald Cunningham at an adult basketball game at the Golden Triangle YMCA in Tavares recently. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT]




How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS Disapproving son tries to put an end to mothers romance HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018:This year you ow with ease, as long as your responsibilities do not become too burdensome. It would be wise not to commit to any time-consuming tasks. Be willing to say no more often. If you are single, you could meet someone quite important in the next few months. Travel could play a signicant role in meeting people. If you are attached, the two of you could plan a dream trip. Half the fun will be in the planning. ARIES knows how to trigger you.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You wake up full of getup-and-go. Tame it down a bit, as many of those around you do not share similar feelings. You might have to absorb some additional responsibilities, which could cause a change in plans. Your positive attitude goes a long way. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You might need to change your plans, perhaps for personal reasons. Make the change and do something you absolutely need to do. You might not feel up to snuff, and you probably wont even realize it until you fall asleep. You will be more energetic post-nap. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You love your friends. Use the moment to indulge in a preferred activity. Try to enjoy people for who they are. You could feel challenged by a close associate or loved one. You even might be seeing your bond change right in front of your eyes. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) A partner could be difcult and touchy, and this dimension of his or her personality seems to emerge more and more. Though you might take this persons behavior personally, know that it has more to do with an inner change than it does with you. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You could be tired of so many last-minute changes being made to your schedule. You might be best off looking the other way and considering the big picture. Consider doing some traveling to somewhere you have never been. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) One-on-one relating points to some obstacles. A loved one might not agree with you about an expenditure. You could have a difcult discussion, or you can let the topic go for now. You might nd a more appropriate time for this conversation later in the week. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Others dominate the scene. You might feel pressured by a domestic matter that you cant seem to get past. Enjoy each person for what he or she offers. Do not feel intimidated by what anyone says. Recognize that you are transforming in your own way. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You could be in the mood for an intense discussion; however, unexpected developments and a need for you to pitch in on a project might force you to postpone it for now. Know that this delay probably will be for the best. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Sometimes you just cant contain yourself. Though you might need to make an adjustment, you will show up at the right time at the right place. You have a lot on your mind, and might not want to share recent events. Perhaps youre simply in the mood to play. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) You could feel unusually stressed out, to the point that you want to avoid a social gathering. You dont mind having the limelight on you, but you would prefer not to play the role of host or hostess. Adjust your plans accordingly and do what you must. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Do not allow an uncomfortable feeling to dominate the moment. Relax with the moment, and let the issue go. You might nd that those around you are so entertaining that you forget about whatever has been ailing you. Avoid getting stuck on one topic. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Keep reaching out to a loved one who seems to be going through a lot. You might not be able to handle all the pressure around you. Someone close to you becomes demanding. Understand your limitations with this person. | Wednesday, July 4, 2018 C7 DEAR ABBY: I am a 64-year-old widow who lost my husband 5 1/2 years ago. I became reacquainted with a former classmate at a high school reunion, and we started dating. He makes me laugh, takes me to dinner and movies, and we have a great time together. One night, I let him stay over because he was going to go to church with me the next morning. He lives 45 minutes away. My son drove by (intentionally), saw his car and confronted us at church in front of people. He walked up to my friend and said, "Well, how did you enjoy your sleepover at my mother's house last night?" This was the rst time they had ever met! Their bitterness toward each other has escalated, and now my son has given me an ultimatum: Choose between his family or my friend. He has my only grandchildren. I am so depressed, I don't know what to do. I don't want my son dictating my life, but I want to see my grandchildren. They truly are the most important people in my life. I could break up with my friend, but then my son would think he won. Any thoughts? -SO, SO SAD DEAR SAD: You are all adults. Your son was a mile out of line to do what he did. Why would he be patrolling your home? Personally, I think what he did was a little sick. This is not a question of winning or losing. For your own sake, you must not allow him to tell you how to conduct your personal life. I would recommend family therapy for all of you if your self-righteous son would agree. But if he won't, my advice to you is to live your own life.DEAR ABBY: I am getting married soon to the best guy ever, and I couldn't be more excited. My older sister is my maid of honor, and she has been doing an amazing job with the planning of my bachelorette party, showers, etc. Two years ago, my sister was engaged to a man named "Sean." Six months before their wedding, Sean broke the engagement without warning, and along with it, my sister's and my family's hearts. About a month ago, they decided to get back together and are trying to make things work. My ance and I have decided not to invite Sean to our wedding. We believe it's too soon for him to be around the family, but more importantly, we don't think our wedding day is an appropriate time for him to be "re-introduced." Is it selsh to exclude him from our nuptials? How should we tell my sister? -SELFISH IN THE WEST DEAR SELFISH: I'm glad you asked. While it's your right as the bride to exclude whomever you choose, it would be selsh and I strongly advise you -for the sake of future family harmony -not to do this. Your sister has been doing everything she can to make this milestone event in your life wonderful. To exclude Sean would be a poor way to thank her for her efforts.DEAR READERS: Have a very happy and healthy Fourth of July, everyone. And please be safe! -LOVE, ABBY Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, the 185th day of 2018. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by delegates to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia. ON THIS DATE: In 1802, the United States Military Academy ocially opened at West Point, New York. In 1826, 50 years to the day after the Declaration of Independence was adopted, former presidents John Adams and Thomas Jeerson both died. In 1939, Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees delivered his famous farewell speech in which he called himself "the luckiest man on the face of the earth." In 1942 Irving Berlin's musical revue "This Is the Army" opened at the Broadway Theater in New York. In 1947, the small central California town of Hollister was overrun by thousands of motorcycling enthusiasts, dozens of whom ended up being arrested, most for drunkenness, in what came to be called the "Hollister Riot." In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act, which went into eect the following year. In 1997, NASA's Pathnder spacecraft landed on Mars, inaugurating a new era in the search for life on the red planet.


C8 Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | BUSINESS We always wanted a big two story house; back when we lived in that little two room shack. We wanted fame and fortune and wed live life the way the rich folks do; we knew somehow wed make it, together me and you.Ž … Two Story House,Ž George Jones and Tammy WynetteOn a recent journey to Omaha, my husband utilized some free time to explore the city. Omaha is an exceptionally attractive and clean place. Its hilly, with urban sectors punctuated by unique architecture, plenty of green space, and a thriving downtown restaurant district. A few blocks from a main thoroughfare he found himself in a lovely, tree-lined neighborhood, with large lots and wellkept lawns, many featuring solid brick homes built almost 100 years ago. A realtor informed him that it was Warren Buffetts neighborhood. Like millions of others, he drove by and took a photo of Buffetts house. So, sitting at my office desk and holding my phone, I find myself looking at the primary residence of Americas most famous investor. The home certainly doesnt qualify as a mega-mansion, even though it is extremely spacious. It actually looks fairly similar to many of the other homes in the neighborhood. There have been additions to the house over the years, and plenty of remodeling work. But the bones are the same as when Buffett paid $31,500 for it in 1958. Its now worth about $650,000. So what is Warren Buffett doing living in onlyŽ an uppermiddle class, ungated neighborhood? Someone worth $87 billion can live wherever he chooses. Well, apparently Buffett likes the familiarity and feel of his longtime home. Its a classic example of wanting what we have. And of being satisfied with what is already ours, especially if it makes us happy. Many of us (myself included) aspire to acquire, simply for the sake of movin on upŽ in the eyes of others, when what we really want is peace and quiet, familiarity and happiness. How many of us, for example, have traded in a perfectly good used car, one that runs well and suits our needs, just because its newnessŽ has faded? Glittery new purchases are often accompanied by burdensome price tags, and we can find ourselves stuck with difficult, expensive payoffs long after the shine of newness recedes. I am not naive enough to think that Mr. Buffett doesnt own other homes. He does, including an $11 million house near the ocean in Laguna Beach, CA. Its instructive to note, however, that Buffett paid $150,000 (in 1971) for the house, so it proved an excellent investment. That home is currently for sale, because he and his family can seldom gather to use it. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column Arbor OutlookŽ, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management LLC.Happiness, familiarity are Bu etts best acquisitions Margaret McDowell 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 JFMAMJ 2,680 2,740 2,800 S&P 500Close: 2,713.22 Change: -13.49 (-0.5%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 27,200 JFMAMJ 23,960 24,400 24,840 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 24,174.82 Change: -132.36 (-0.5%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1785 Declined 1021 New Highs 57 New Lows 26 Vol. (in mil.) 1,872 Pvs. Volume 3,022 1,120 1,698 1507 1236 75 41 NYSE NASDDOW 24319.42 24077.56 24174.82 -132.36 +0.15% -1.67% DOW Trans. 10452.68 10291.45 10448.20 +103.21 +1.00% -1.55% DOW Util. 717.97 709.42 717.64 +6.00 +0.84% -0.79% NYSE Comp. 12486.54 12400.54 12485.58 -18.67 -0.15% -2.52% NASDAQ 7568.10 7443.10 7502.67 -65.01 +0.76% +9.62% S&P 500 2727.26 2698.95 2713.22 -13.49 +0.31% +1.99% S&P 400 1953.65 1936.24 1953.65 +1.98 +0.10% +2.79% Wilshire 5000 28483.47 28198.05 28481.95 +87.82 +0.31% +2.47% Russell 2000 1655.09 1631.06 1655.09 +12.02 +0.73% +7.79% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 31.17 39.80 32.71 +.50 +1.6 s s s -15.9 -9.4 12 2.00 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 143.42 135.01 +.31 +0.2 t s t +35.4 +15.7 24 0.24 Amer Express AXP 83.33 103.24 97.84 -1.16 -1.2 t t t -1.5 +19.2 15 1.40 AutoNation Inc AN 38.59 62.02 48.27 -.12 -0.2 t s t -6.0 +14.8 12 ... Brown & Brown BRO 21.15 28.64 27.90 +.19 +0.7 s t s ... +30.0 27 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 43.99 +.24 +0.5 s s s -4.1 +0.9 75 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 33.09 -.08 -0.2 s s s -17.0 -13.0 16 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 76.27 109.73 108.67 -.84 -0.8 s s s +13.2 +23.9 22 3.00f Disney DIS 96.20 113.18 104.04 -1.29 -1.2 t s t -3.2 +0.7 15 1.68 Gen Electric GE 12.61 27.59 13.37 ... ... t t t -23.5 -48.3 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 43.53 +.09 +0.2 t s t -26.6 -18.1 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 109.08 170.54 145.76 -.21 -0.1 s t s +2.9 +35.9 26 2.28 Home Depot HD 144.25 207.61 193.62 -.40 -0.2 t s t +2.2 +29.0 25 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 139.57 -.29 -0.2 t t t -9.0 -5.1 10 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 70.76 108.98 95.06 +.19 +0.2 t t t +2.3 +24.5 21 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.75 25.75 -.50 -1.9 t s t +39.2 +49.2 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 138.00 169.53 168.56 -.45 -0.3 s s s +7.9 +23.6 12 4.44f PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 108.80 -.73 -0.7 t s t -9.3 -2.3 22 3.71f Suntrust Bks STI 51.96 73.37 66.58 -.44 -0.7 s t s +3.1 +21.0 14 1.60 WalMart Strs WMT 73.13 109.98 84.44 +.44 +0.5 t t t -14.5 +13.7 20 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 24.28 +.08 +0.3 s t s -16.7 -12.3 30 1.00 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest BRIEFCASENEW YORKDeals at Whole Foods now part of Prime DayAmazons Prime Day deals are coming to the aisles of Whole Foods as the online retailer seeks to lure more people to its Prime membership after a recent price hike.This years sales event, which starts July 16, will be six hours longer than last years and will launch new products. Amazon hopes to keep Prime attractive for current and would-be subscribers after raising the annual membership fee by 20 percent to $119 and to $12.99 for the month-to-month option. Outside of Prime Day, Amazon has added special discounts for Prime members at its more than 460 Whole Foods U.S. stores and has been adding new TV shows and movies on its video streaming service. The Associated Press

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