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@dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Thursday, July 5, 2018 75 ¢ Local and State .............A3 Opinion .......................A7 Sports...........................B1 Scene ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 186 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 Staff ReportLADY LAKE „ A Lake County Sheriffs deputy investigating a car burglary just before day-break Wednesday was struck by a passing car while standing on the side of the road near his patrol car. Deputy Austin Pringle suffered what investigators described as seriousŽ head injuries and was flown to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition late Wednesday morning. A man that Pringle was talking to about the car burglary was also struck and taken to Leesburg Regional Medical Center with serious leg injuries.According to sheriffs officials, Deputy Pringle was on his way home from working the night shift about 6:15 a.m. when he heard a call on the radio about an attempted car burglary in the Lady Lake area. The report indicated that some people had attempted to break into the car and fled on foot.As Pringle was driving to the area along Grays Airport Road, he noticed a man walking along the road and pulled over to investigate whether the man was involved in the burglary.The Florida Highway Patrol, which was called in to investi-gate the crash, said the deputy parked his car on the side of the northbound, face south, and both men were standing in the outermost lane talking when a car passed and hit them both.Deputy struck by car in Lady LakeLeesburg man also su ered serious leg injuries in crashPringle By Joshua GoodmanThe Associated PressBOGOTA, Colombia „ As a meeting last August in the Oval Office to discuss sanctions on Venezuela was concluding, President Donald Trump turned to his top aides and asked an unsettling question: With a fast unraveling Venezuela threatening regional security, why can't the U.S. just simply invade the troubled country?The suggestion stunned those present at the meet-ing, including U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and national security adviser H.R. McMaster, both of whom have since left the administration. This account of the previously undisclosed conversation comes from a senior admin-istration official familiar with what was said.In an exchange that lasted around five minutes, McMas-ter and others took turns explaining to Trump how mil-itary action could backfire and risk losing hard-won support among Latin American gov-ernments to punish President Nicolas Maduro for taking Venezuela down the path of O cial: Trump pressed aides on invasion By Tamara LushThe Associated PressTAMPA „ After a Florida radio stations general manager told hosts they didnt have to put an obnoxious repeat caller on the air a couple of months ago, the man stood on the sidewalk outside and vented his irritation with the station through a bullhorn.Craig Kopp, manager of WMNF-FM in Tampa, said the guy left for a while but reappeared „ the day after a shooting left five Maryland newspaper employees dead.Now Kopps stomach is twisted in knots wondering how to handle the situation.I walk this fine line all the time between the most precious of things, the First Amendment, and health and safety,Ž said Kopp, a broadcast veteran in charge of 70 volunteers who host music, news and heated political talk shows on the listener-sup-ported station.The difficulties journalists face when dealing with threat-ening behavior from members of the public came into stark relief in Thursdays deadly attack at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.Journalists struggle to keep threats from escalatingColleen Joseph prays over the crosses at a makeshift memorial at the scene outside the of“ ce building housing The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., on Sunday. [JOSE LUIS MAGANA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Tom McNifftommcniff@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ Lake County is growing fast, aging and becoming more diverse, according to data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau.Lake added 49,000 people between 2010 and 2017, swelling from a total of 297,052 people in 2010 to 346,017 in 2017. The countys 16.6 percent growth rate far surpassed Floridas overall rate of just over 11 percent.The Census Bureau is best known for its once-a-decade report on Americas population. But the bureau compiles many other reports on an annual basis. At this time each year it releases detailed reports on popula-tion, age and diversity.Lake is growing upCensus data reveals fast growth and an aging populationVeterans from all branches of the military and of all ages participated in a free cookout in downtown Leesburg on Nov. 10. in L ake County, The population of residents aged 65 and older grew by 20,000 people, from 71,825 to 91,769, while kids under the age of 18 grew by just 5,300 (61,741 to 67,047) in the last seven years. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] SCENE | C1ON TAP: CHECK OUT WHATS GOING ON THIS WEEKENDLOCAL | A3LAKE COUNTY OFFERING BEAR-RESISTANT CANS TO RESIDENTS See THREATS, A5 See LAKE, A5 See DEPUTY, A5 See INVASION, A6 ONLINE EXTRA HEROIN EPIDEMICHow did Florida ignite this national scourge? Check out Palm Beach Posts special section in our e-edition at


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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. Tuesday, July 3 Mega Millions: 13-35-45-49-68-23-x2 Lucky Money: 11-14-24-30-5 Fantasy 5: 12-27-28-29-36 Wednesday, July 4 Pick 5 Afternoon: 1-0-9-9-3 Pick 4 Afternoon: 4-5-5-3 Pick 3 Afternoon: 9-5-9 Pick 2 Afternoon: 3-1LOTTERY By Darlene SupervilleThe Associated PressSTERLING, Va. „ President Donald Trump wished America a happy Fourth of July holiday Wednesday and reserved special praise for the American heroesŽ whose sacrifice he said helped the nation win her independence 242 years ago.Trump tweeted a short video that included well wishes from him and first lady Melania Trump. The Trumps were hosting a White House picnic for military families later Wednesday, followed by a concert and viewing of the fireworks on the National Mall.Our freedom has been earned through the blood and sweat and sacrifice of Ameri-can heroes,Ž Trump said.Trump left the White House on Wednesday morning clad in a white short-sleeved shirt, dark slacks and a cap and was driven west across the Potomac River in the direction of the private golf club he owns in Northern Virginia.The White House did not immediately confirm that Trump is at the club. Report-ers were not allowed to accompany him to his destination, as is the case with virtually all presidential travel.Trump got into the Independence Day spirit a day earlier by celebrating active-duty service members during a military tribute Tuesday night in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. At the Salute to ServiceŽ char-ity dinner, Trump praised Americans of every genera-tionŽ who have served in the armed forces.Trump hails American heroes who helped US win independencePresident Donald Trump speaks during a Salute to ServiceŽ dinner on Tuesday in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. [EVAN VUCCI/AP] By Tassanee VejpongsaThe Associated PressMAE SAI, Thailand „ Their skinny faces illuminated by a flashlight, the Thai soccer teammates stranded for nearly two weeks in a partly flooded cave said in a video released Wednesday that they were healthy, as heavy rains forecast for later this week threatened to complicate plans to safely extract the boys. The 12 boys and their coach are seen in the video sitting with Thai navy SEALs in the dark cave. The boys, many wrapped in foil warming blan-kets, take turns introducing themselves, pressing their hands together in a tradi-tional Thai greeting and saying their names and that they are healthy.The video, lasting about a minute, was recorded some-time Tuesday and was posted on the navy SEAL Facebook page Wednesday morning. The navy later released two more videos of the boys.The boys, aged 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach disappeared after they went exploring in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in northern Chiang Rai province after a soccer game June 23. The teammates, who were trapped inside when heavy rains flooded the cave, were found by rescue divers Monday night during a desperate search that drew assistance from experts around the globe.Authorities said the boys, who had also been shown Tuesday in a video shot by the British diver who discov-ered them, were 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. In all of the videos, the boys appeared in good spirits. In the most recent video, a navy SEAL is shown treating minor cuts on the feet and legs of the boys with antibiotic ointment. Several of the boys are seen smiling as they interact with the navy SEAL, who cracks jokes.Seeing the boys has boosted the mood of their family mem-bers, and officials are working to install an internet cable to the cave so that parents can talk to their children.Kian Kamluang, whose 16-year-old son, Pornchai, is in the cave, said she had thought there was a 50 percent chance that her son would be found.Its like he has been given a new life,Ž she said, adding that shell never let her son go into a cave or near water again.Those waiting for the boys to come out included a group of students who are friends with some of the boys trapped inside, who sang a song in front of the entrance to show their support.Several religious figures have also shown up, the most popular being a famous Bud-dhist monk, Kruba Boonchum, who when he first visited the scene had predicted that the boys would be found this week.He returned Wednesday to offer prayers for their safe rescue, and as measure of the respect in which he was held, was allowed access to the cave, which is generally off-limits to outsiders.SEAL commander Rear Adm. Arpakorn Yookong-kaew said Tuesday that there was no rush to bring the group out of the cave, since theyre safe where they are. The cur-rent flooding situation means the boys would have to dive, which rescue experts have said could be extremely dangerous.While efforts to pump out floodwaters are continuing, some Thai officials have indi-cated that heavy rains forecast for this weekend could force them to decide the boys should swim and dive out using the same complicated route of narrow passageways through which their rescuers entered.Chiang Rai provincial Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn said Wednesday that the boys have been practicing wearing diving masks and breathing, but he doesnt believe they have attempted any practice dives.He said it is unknown when an extraction could be attempted, but it is unlikely to be Wednesday.If its risky or not safe, we will not proceed yet,Ž Narongsak said. It has to be 100 percent safe.ŽHe also said the boys and their coach may not all be extracted at the same time, depending on their health. He said authorities will evaluate their readiness each day and if there is any risk will not proceed.Authorities said they were still exploring other options, such as scouring the mountainside for other ways into the cave and finding faster ways to pump water from the cave.Cave rescue experts have said it could be safest to simply supply the boys where they are for now, and wait for the water to go down. That could take months, however, given that Thailands rainy season typi-cally lasts through October.Warm in blankets, Thai boys smile, joke with rescuer in caveFamily members of the 12 boys and their soccer coach watch a video clip of 12 boys on television after they were found alive in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand on Wednesday. [SAKCHAI LALIT/AP] The Associated PressLONDON „ British police are investigating six claims of sexual assault or assault by Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, three more than previously disclosed.British media reported earlier this year that Londons Metropolitan Police force was investigating three allegations against the former House of CardsŽ star.Police in Britain dont name suspects until they are charged. Asked about Spacey, the force did not identify him by name but said Wednesday that detectives had received a total of five allegations of sexual assault and one of assault against a man. Five of the alleged offenses took place in London between 1996 and 2008, and the sixth in the western English city of Gloucester in 2013.Spacey, a two-time Oscar winner, has been accused of sexual assault and inappro-priate behavior by numerous men since American actor Anthony Rapp alleged last year that Spacey had climbed on top of him on a bed when Rapp was 14 and Spacey 26.After Rapps allegation, Londons Old Vic theater, where Spacey was artistic director for 11 years until 2015, launched an investiga-tion into its former leader. The theater said in November that it had received 20 allegations of inappropriate behavior by Spacey, and had encouraged 14 of the com-plainants to go to the police. Spacey apologized to Rapp in October for deeply inap-propriate drunken behaviorŽ and later released a statement saying he was seeking unspecified treatment. He has not commented on the other allegations.In the wake of the allegations he was fired from political drama House of CardsŽ and erased from Ridley Scott feature All the Money in the World.Ž The film Billionaire Boys Club,Ž a financial drama Spacey shot in 2015, is due for release this summer.UK police probing 6 assault claims against Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey was one of many celebrities whose careers were derailed by sexual allegations on 2017. [AP FILE] Thai boys smile as Thai Navy SEAL medic help injured children inside a cave in Mae Sai, northern Thailand. [ROYAL THAI NAVY FACEBOOK PAGE VIA AP]

PAGE 3 | Thursday, July 5, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS EUSTISTrout Lake Nature Center offering lessons for educatorsTrout Lake Nature Center is hosting a professional develop-ment opportunity for educators on July 27.Educators will receive train-ingfrom 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in two national programs „ Project WILD and Project WET 2.0. Project WILD was developed to foster knowledge about wildlife and the environment and to teach related skills. Project WET 2.0 teaches that water is a finite resource that must be managed and protected.The workshop offers new teaching ideas in such subjects as science, math, social studies, language arts, physical education, music and art. Both programs comply with state and national education standards and feature activities for pre-K to 12th-grade classrooms. Participating teachers are eligible for in-service credit.Cost is $20 and includes lunch, both project manuals and other materials. Trout Lake is at 520 E. County Road 44. To register, go to details, call 352-357-7536 or 386-916-6834 or email CLERMONTPine Ridge earns Gold status as model schoolPine Ridge Elementary School has achieved Gold status as a model school for 2017-2018.The honor comes from the Florida Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support proj-ect, through the University of South Floridas Florida Center for Inclusive Communities.Model schools are committed to the projects mission to improve social, emotional and academic outcomes for all students, especially those with disabilities and those from underrepresentedŽ groups. To achieve the recognition, Pine Ridge Elementary was required to meet a list of criteria that exemplify special efforts toward the success of students who have special needs.Pine Ridge became a model school during the 2013-2014 school year. They are the first model school in the district. They reached Silver Level status during the 2016-2017 school year. Gold Level status is the top model school status.Recognition as a FLPBIS Model School speaks to the positive learning community at Pine Ridge Elementary,Ž said Principal Laine Obando. TAVARESSDistrict hosting summer hiring event July 19Lake County Schools will host its first summer hiring event on July 19.The event, from 9 a.m. to noon at Mount Dora High School, offers job-seekers the chance to meet with hiring managers for onsite interviews and to ask questions about prospective career paths. Can-didates are encouraged to bring resumes.Officials are seeking certi-fied or Florida-eligible teachers for core areas such as language arts, math, science and special education. However, this hiring event will place special empha-sis on non-instructional roles within the district, including psychologists, teaching assis-tants, bus drivers, food service assistants and custodians. Full-time, part-time and flex-ible employment positions are available.For information, go to TAVARESCongressional District 6 candidate forum slated for July 19The North Lake Tea Party and the Lake Federated Repub-lican Womens Club will host a forum for Republican candi-dates for the 6th Congressional District on July 19.By Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Last fall, more than one out of every four students enrolled at state universities came from the Florida college system.But data, presented last week to the Florida Board of Governors, showed that more students from state and community colleges could be moving into universities, where they could earn bach-elors degrees that would likely correlate with higher earnings over their lifetimes.In the 2016-2017 aca-demic year, 61 percent of the 57,864 students who earned associate of arts degrees at the 28 schools in the college system applied for admission to state universities. More than 30,000 students, or 86 percent, were accepted, but only 25,000 of those stu-dents actually enrolled.That data is being collected as part of an effort to improve Floridas two plus twoŽ articulation system. The system allows students to start their State looks to boost university systemGraduates look on during Lake-Sumter State Colleges spring commencement on May 4 at the Everett A. Kelly Convocation Center in Leesburg. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] The day after the city of Mount Dora filled its skies with fireworks, many local officials, clubs and residents took to Donnelly Street Wednesday for the annual Independence Day parade. Among the participants were Lake County Democratic and Republican clubs, Sheriff Peyton Grinnell, Mount Dora Mayor Nick Girone, Commissioner Sean Parks and many others.Showing spiritMount Dora Independence Day parade lled with plenty of American prideMembers of the Lake Federated Republican Womens Club walk down Donnelly Street on Wednesday. [CITY OF MOUNT DORA] Mount Doras Canine Mayor Baylor rides in a golf cart down Donnelly Street on Wednesday. [CITY OF MOUNT DORA] Cub Scout Pack 19 marches down Donnelly Street on Wednesday. [CITY OF MOUNT DORA] A man dressed as Uncle Sam rides an antique bike down Donnelly Street on Wednesday. [CITY OF MOUNT DORA] Staff ReportTAVARES „ Lake County recently received another batch of bearresistant garbage cans, available to residents in areas with the most reported human-bear interactions.The cans, purchased through a $85,508 Florida Fish & Wildlife grant, cost $40 and can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis.Both 95-gallon and 65-gallon carts are avail-able. Lake Countys Solid Waste staff will deliver the cans in exchange for the residents existing county trash can. To request a bear-resistant can, call 352-343-3776.Summer is the ideal time order carts, as bears become most active during the upcoming fall months,Ž said Mary Hamilton, environmental services manager. We encourage all resi-dents to be bear-wise and practice the safe disposal of trash.ŽFor residents who do not have a bear-resistant cart but still want to keep bears away, Fish & Wild-life suggests to place a household garbage in a sturdy shed or garage, then put the garbage out on the morning of pickup rather than the night before.Other tips from Fish & Wildlife:€Protect gardens, beehives, compost and livestock with electric fencing.€Encourage your County o ering more bearresistant trash cansLake charging $40 per can, in 65and 95-gallon sizes By Katie LandeckGatehouse Media FloridaPANAMA CITY „ The appetite of a tiny beetle might be Floridas best defense against the fast growing, invasive air potato vine.Ten beetles is all they need, assuming you get some females,Ž Kristen Bowers, a PhD student at the University of Florida. Its not going to eradi-cate it, but itll keep it from spreading further ƒ and it allows other plants to com-pete with it.ŽOn Wednesday, representatives from the University of Florida were in Panama City distributing paper coffee mugs serving as makeshift homes for colonies of Lilioceris cheni „ better known as the air potato leaf beetle „ to homeowners looking for a little extra oomph in their fight against the air potato vine.Battle by beetle: Tiny bug combats invasive air potato vinesAn air potato leaf beetle walks over leaves on an air potato vine. UF/ IFAS representatives gave away cups of the beetles Wednesday to locals wanting a natural way to control the invasive vines in their yards. The twining vine can be found throughout Florida, and it can grow up to eight inches in a day. [PATTI BLAKE/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] See BRIEFS, A4See BUG, A4 See CANS, A4 See UNIVERSITY, A4


A4 Thursday, July 5, 2018 | Funeral Services Althea ClevelandAlthea Cleveland, 76 of Altamonte Springs died Friday, June 29, 2018. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home. Fern Park Chapel. 407.645.4633. Funeral Services for Bertha Mae Perry, 80, of Sorrento, FL will be held Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 11 :00 A.M. at Sorrento Christian Center 32441 County Road 437 Sorrento, FL. Interment will follow in Lakeside Memory Gardens, Eustis, FL. Visitation will be held Friday, July 6,2018 at Refuge Church of Our Lord, 25200 State Road 46, Sorrento, FL, 32776 from 6PM-8PM. www. A Zanders ServiceŽ (407) 886-3388 *(407)886-5656 (FAX)Bertha Mae Perry TodaysServices Funeral Services for E.T. Threat age 95 of Tavares, FL; who passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018 will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 11 :00 AM at Greater Harmony Missionary Baptist Church 1129 Parkwood Avenue, Groveland, FL. Interment will follow in Edgewood Cemetery, Groveland, FL. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 5:007:00 P.M at Greater Harmony Missionary Baptist Church. www. A Zanders ServiceŽ (407) 886-3388 *(407)886-5656 (FAX)E.T. Threat With a name like air potato,Ž the invasive vine might not sound like much of a problem, but it can grow up to eight inches a day and 70 feet long in its quest for sunlight and other resources, choking out other native or desir-able species.Theyre taking over more of the natural vegeta-tion, like the azaleas,Ž said homeowner Greg Presser, who has noticed the vine in his neighborhood in the Cove. It just shades out the other vegetation.ŽBower said shes even seen the plant, which is native to the tropics in Asia, take over cypress domes.As high as you could see, it was air potato,Ž she said.There is a lot of uncer-tainty about how air potato plant might have gotten to Florida „ theories include slave ships, as an ornamen-tal plant and as a medicinal plant „ but what is known is that its a pest.Scientists recognized it as a problem plant start-ing in the 1970s, and by the 1990s it was considered one of the most inva-siveŽ plants in Florida. Its currently found in nearly every county in the state, as well as in Georgia, Ala-bama, Mississippi and Texas.For decades, there wasnt a good way to con-trol the vine besides frost, but after 10 years in test-ing, scientists unveiled the air potato leaf beetle as a classical biocontrol in 2012.The tiny red winged beetle „ only about the size of a pinky finger nail „ spend their whole lives gnawing little holes into the vines broad, heartshaped leaves. By the time they are done, the leaves resemble a worn out doily, and then shrivel up and die.In addition to eating the leaves, the beetles lay their eggs on the plant „ up to 2,000 eggs during their life cycle „ and will occasionally eat the tubers.Over 600,000 of the beetles have been released in Florida, according to Bowers. A study found the beetle has resulted in a 39 percent decrease in vine density and a 60 percent decrease in bulbil production. BUGFrom Page A3The forum, the fifth in a series of candidate events being hosted in the Tea Party, will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Tavares Civic Center, 100 East Caroline Street in Tavares.Three Republican can-didates, Fred Costello, Michael Waltz and John Ward, are competing for the seat being vacated by Rep. Ron DeSantis who is running for Florida governor.The trio will field questions on topics of both state and federal interest in advance of the Aug. 28 primary.The forum is free and open to the public, regardless of party affiliation. BRIEFSFrom Page A3homeowners a ssocia-tion or local government to institute ordinances on keeping foods that attract wildlife secure.€ Feed pets indoors or bring in dishes after feeding outdoors.€ Clean grills and store them in a secure place.€Remove wildlife feeders or make them bear-resistant.€ Pick ripe fruit from trees and remove fallen fruit from the ground. CANSFrom Page A3post-high-school careers at colleges and earn associate degrees in two years. They then move on to state universi-ties, where after another two years, they can earn bachelors degrees.Wendy Link, a member of the university systems Board of Governors, said Floridas college-univer-sity articulation system is the envy of the nation.Ž But she said the university and college systems are looking to make it better.As with all things, there are ways to improve upon it,Ž said Link, who leads the boards Two (Plus) Two Articulation Committee.Among the issues state higher-education offi-cials will be looking at in the next few months are:„ The 5,000 students who are accepted at state universities but never enroll.„ The 38.8 percent of college students who earn associate degrees but never apply to a state uni-versity, a percentage that has increased from 35.5 percent in 2013-2014.„ The 91 percent of college students who only apply to one state univer-sity. Some 95 percent of the students denied uni-versity admission applied to only one school, although they are guaran-teed admission to at least one of the 12 state univer-sities once they earn their associate degrees.„ The 27 percent graduation rate, after two years, when college students transfer to state universities. That is much lower than the 49 percent graduation rate for stu-dents who enroll for four years at state universities. However, the six-year graduation rate for the college transfer students, at 68 percent, is similar to the 72 percent for the non-transfer university students.Madeline Pumariega, chancellor of the college system, said Florida produces more associate degrees than any other state and that 63 percent of Florida high school students who move into post-secondary programs do so at state colleges.Pumariega said there are opportunities for improvement in some areas like the 5,000 students accepted at universities who never enroll. But she also said there are other factors that influence the students decisions, including being place boundŽ because of financial, family or work obligations and not being able to attend schools distant from their hometowns.She said financial aid and the ages of the students are other factors. The new data showed the average age of the enrolled college transfer student was 25.5 years in 2017, compared to a little over 20 years for the four-year university students.Pumariega also said her review of her systems data showed that younger students who earn asso-ciate degrees are much more likely to transfer to state universities than older students. She said 84 percent of the stu-dents under the age of 25 enrolled at a university, while that percentage is reduced for older stu-dents who are balancing work and life.ŽBoard of Governors members also heard testimony about the University of Central Floridas DirectConnect program, which is designed to help state college students transfer to UCF. The Orlando school leads the state uni-versity system by taking more than 30 percent of the college transfers.A key member of that program is Valencia College, the third-larg-est school in the state college system.Sandy Shugart, pres-ident of Valencia, said his school has worked closely with UCF to develop the transfer program that guarantees college students admission at the university once they earn their associate degrees. The program is enhanced by UCF placing counselors on the Valencia campus to advise students who are part of the program. UNIVERSITYFrom Page A3

PAGE 5 | Thursday, July 5, 2018 A5By Nancy NilesGatehouse Media FloridaDAYTONA BEACH „ A Daytona Beach toddler was rescued by a pair of sharp-eyed first respond-ers from New York when, authorities said, they two spotted a 3-year-old girl in the deep end of a hotel pool.Firefighter Jessica Campeta and state trooper Mathew Colwell, both from Hudson, New York, spotted Zhamiyah Gibson underwater minutes after 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the LaQuinta Inn on West International Speedway Boulevard.The pair pulled the girl out of the water and were rendering first aid when medical units arrived a few minutes later.The Daytona Beach Police Department is grateful to these two individuals whose actions helped save this toddlers life,Ž said agency spokes-woman Lyda Longa.According to the report, the girls mother, Kereathia Gibson, said her sister had just taken the little girl to the restroom. When they returned, Gibson began packing up the familys belongings in preparation for a football game theyd planned to attend.The girls mother said she did not know how or why the toddler ended up in the water because she is scared of the water,Ž Gibson told police, noting that Zhamiyah had been in the pool earlier, but only the shallow end and with the aid of a pool float.Campeta and Colwell told police that the girl regained consciousness and began breathing on her own before she was transported to Halifax Health, where she is expected to make a full recovery,Ž the report stated.Toddler rescued from pool by visiting rst respondersSuspect Jarrod Ramos, 38, has a well-documented history of harassing the papers staff. He filed a defamation suit against the paper in 2012 that was thrown out as groundless and often railed against them in profanity-laced tweets.Ramos ire began with an online harassment and stalking case stemming from contact with a high school classmate in late 2009 or early 2010. The woman eventually went to police, and Ramos pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor harassment charge. The newspapers story about the case touched off a yearslong tirade from Ramos.A barrage of menacing tweets led to an investigation five years ago, but a detective concluded Ramos was no threat, and the paper didnt want to press charges for fear of putting a stick in a beehive.ŽPeople who have been the victims of online discussion of physical vio-lence, doxing (publishing private information) and rape threats arent sur-prised the Capital Gazette attack started with online harassment.Katie Kausch said she was harassed online as an intern at MTV after writ-ing a story about people who dont believe the Sandy Hook shooting that killed 26 at an elementary school really happened.Anonymous people unhappy with the story found Kauschs college grade point average and her little sisters school address and published them online. They wrote vague, menacing state-ments like I hope nothing happens to you... .ŽKausch said MTVs legal team was helpful to a point, but because the harassers were anonymous and hadnt issued a specific threat against her, there wasnt much she could do.Legal was an allfemale team; everybody had experienced some level of doxing or threats,Ž she said, adding that she and her mother decided not to report the harass-ment to police.Sarah Kogod, a former director of development for sports website SB Nation who has led work-shops on how to deal with online harassment, said the threats are difficult to handle, both for police and the social media networks themselves.The general rule is that if its a direct threat, all jurisdictions will take that seriously,Ž she said. The challenge comes when the communication is vague. Its brushed off as someone being a jerk. In most cases, it is.ŽShe encourages liberal use of the block function and thinks companies need to deal better with online harassment.I truly feel that organizations have a responsibility to make sure they can guide their staff through that harass-ment,Ž both online and off, she said.Its something Kopp, the station manager, has considered. Although hes used to sharp online words like ones they remove from the news departments Facebook page, he wonders how to handle the in-person threat of the angry man with the bull-horn. Hes putting in new surveillance cameras and people must be buzzed in the front door, something that seems anathema to the stations community-oriented approach.Weve had potlucks with the doors wide open, for the community to come right in to see what radio station looks like. I dont want to stop that,Ž he said.Several weeks ago, the man marched past a receptionist into the on-air studio. By the time police came, the man was back on public property. So far, Kopp has called police twice on the man, but theres been no arrest.I think some of these people are unstable, and in the current environment, I dont know what could set somebody off in the wrong direction. Its a constant worry, now more than ever before,Ž Kopp said. THREATSFrom Page A1Just as interesting as the overall growth is the way Lake County is growing.The population of res-idents aged 65 and older grew by 20,000 people, from 71,825 to 91,769, while kids under the age of 18 grew by just 5,300 (61,741 to 67,047) in the last seven years. That inched the median age in Lake County from 45.6 years old in 2010 to 47 years old in 2017. That lines up with the general trend in Florida, which has a larger senior citizen population, by percentage, than any other state.Last year, Florida had the largest percent-age of seniors (age 65 and older) with 20.1 per-cent, followed by Maine (19.9 percent) and West Virginia (19.4 percent,)Ž the Census Bureau said in a news release. On the other hand, Utah had the smallest percentage of its population age 65 and older (10.8 percent), followed by Alaska (11.2 percent) and the District of Columbia (12.1 percent.)ŽFueling the population growth in Lake is a surge in new residents moving into the area.Births accounted for 22,000 new residents in the past seven years, but Lake County saw 47,000 people move here from elsewhere in Florida and the United States, and also drew 5,788 newcomers from abroad, according to the Census Bureau.Hispanics are the fastest growing demographic, their numbers climbing from 36,425 to 47,018 (29 percent), while the AfricanAmerican population grew by about 7,000 to 35,259 (25 percent). Whites grew by just 20,000 to 242,000 (about 9 percent). LAKEFrom Page A1Sheriffs officials said the man who was talking to Pringle, identified as Cerontae Hodge, 22, of Leesburg, told investiga-tors that deputy Pringle attempted to push him out of the way moments before the car struck.Highway Patrol troop-ers said the driver that hit the men, Kim Johnson, 53, of Lady Lake, saw the deputys headlights and slowed down but didnt realize it was a patrol car.Pringle, 27, has been with the Sheriffs Office since November, 2016. Sheriffs spokesman Lt. John Herrell said he was very badly banged up but will recover and be fine.Ž DEPUTYFrom Page A1 Pool area of the LaQuina Inn Daytona Beach/International Speedway at 2725 W. International Speedway Blvd., where a toddler was rescued from the deep end by vacationing “ rst-responders on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. [LAQUINA INN PHOTO]


A6 Thursday, July 5, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comdictatorship, according to the official. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussions.But Trump pushed back. Although he gave no indication he was about to order up military plans, he pointed to what he consid-ered past cases of successful gunboat diplomacy in the region, according to the official, like the invasions of Panama and Grenada in the 1980s.The idea, despite his aides best attempts to shoot it down, would nonetheless persist in the presidents head.The next day, Aug. 11, Trump alarmed friends and foes alike with talk of a military optionŽ to remove Maduro from power. The public remarks were initially dismissed in U.S. policy circles as the sort of martial bluster people have come to expect from the reality TV star turned commander in chief.But shortly afterward, he raised the issue with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, according to the U.S. official. Two high-ranking Colombian officials who spoke on con-dition of anonymity to avoid antagonizing Trump con-firmed the report.Then in September, on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, Trump discussed it again, this time at greater length, in a private dinner with leaders from four Latin American allies that included Santos, the same three people said and Politico reported in February.The U.S. official said Trump was specifically briefed not to raise the issue and told it wouldnt play well, but the first thing the president said at the dinner was, My staff told me not to say this.Ž Trump then went around asking each leader if they were sure they didnt want a military solution, according to the official, who added that each leader told Trump in clear terms they were sure.Eventually, McMaster would pull aside the presi-dent and walk him through the dangers of an invasion, the official said.Taken together, the behind-the-scenes talks, the extent and details of which have not been previously reported, highlight how Venezuelas political and economic crisis has received top attention under Trump in a way that was unimaginable in the Obama administration. But critics say it also underscores how his America FirstŽ foreign policy at times can seem outright reckless, providing ammunition to Americas adversaries.The White House declined to comment on the private conversations. But a National Security Council spokesman reiterated that the U.S. will consider all options at its disposal to help restore Venezuelas democracy and bring stability. Under Trumps leadership, the U.S., Canada and European Union have levied sanctions on dozens of top Venezuelan officials, including Maduro himself, over alle-gations of corruption, drug trafficking and human rights abuses. The U.S. has also distributed more than $30 million to help Venezu-elas neighbors absorb an influx of more than 1 million migrants who have fled the country. INVASIONFrom Page A1Venezuelas President Nicolas Maduro holds up the National Electoral Council certi“ cate declaring him the winner of the presidential election during a ceremony at CNE headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela. [ARIANA CUBILLOS/AP FILE]

PAGE 7 | Thursday, July 5, 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 For citrus growers throughout Florida, 2018 will be the season to forget. The persistence of the citrus greening disease combined with Hurricane Irma to drive production in the groves to the lowest level since World War II. Then, as the industry was digesting that depressing circumstance, Canada last week announced that effective July 1 it was following through on retaliatory tariffs on orange juice to smack the Trump administration for its increased levies on imports of aluminum and steel. Roughly 95 percent of the oranges grown in Florida end up as juice, and Canada is Americas largest foreign market for that liquid variety. The tariffs appear so draconian that one of President Donald Trumps natural allies, the 3-million-member U.S. Chamber of Commerce, recently unveiled a campaign to torpedo them. Reuters reported that the chamber is highlighting the debilitating effects state by state „ more than $700 million in Florida goods are affected „ and spending to help elect like-minded candidates who back free trade, immigration and reduced taxes.Ž Additionally last month, at the yearly gathering of Florida Citrus Mutual, the industrys trade association, attendees heard that Congress inability to enact immigration changes, in response to the administrations hard line, has growers fretting about labor availability. Lawmakers have discussed capping the agricultural guest-worker program that supplies the people who pick 80 percent of Floridas citrus crop. Still, hope springs eternal. We look forward to a quiet, resilient season in the fall,Ž Shannon Shepp, executive director of the Florida Department of Citrus in Bartow, told The Ledger of Lakeland when the U.S. Department of Agricultures final crop estimates in mid-June confirmed the misery. For now, though, the staggering citrus industry may get a much-needed boost. Last week U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson announced that the updated farm bill contains $125 million for citrus research. The funding, which the Florida Democrat included in the measure, would be doled out in $25 million increments, beginning in 2019. That would continue an ongoing program that, with Nelsons advocacy, was included in the current farm bill. Over the last few years, the USDA has spread the current pot of dough to researchers dotting the nation from the University of Florida to Washington State University. Scientists have studied, for example, how to combat greening at the genetic level, how to develop bactericides and therapeutic proteins for plants, how to fend off greening with heat therapy. Florida Citrus Mutual CEO Mike Sparks noted that research funding has fueled an evolution in grove level solutionsŽ for greening. The practices have sustained and in some cases improved yields even with 100 percent (greening) infection,Ž Sparks wrote. These are real life production improvements uncovered by growers and scientists over the past decade. And although they wont garner flashy headlines that the media will latch onto, they will provide a bridge until long-term answers are uncovered.Ž No one wants to consider Nelsons observation about the outcome if greenings devastating effects are not arrested. If we dont find a cure to this deadly disease soon, we wont be growing oranges in Florida much longer,Ž Floridas senior senator said last week after the Senate voted 86-11 for the bill that included his funding request. Amen. The House has already passed its version of the farm bill. Lawmakers from both houses must now hammer out the details. Please, Congress, leave the greening research funding intact. Your attention and the taxpayers money are yielding results. Lets not stop now.OUR OPINIONLife or death for citrus industry ANOTHER OPINION The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy from the U.S. Supreme Court is about to bring a 60-year battle to a head. For decades the country has witnessed a fight between those who believe the Constitution speaks for itself and others who believe it says whatever the judges think it says, or even should say. Already, the left is apoplectic. Fundraising letters are going out. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) sent one within minutes of Kennedys retirement announcement and Chris Matthews went ballistic on MSNBC, all but forecasting the end of the world as we know it. A few examples will suffice to preview coming distractions from the central issue. Among the printable ones is this over-the-top comment by the Rev. Al Sharpton: All civil and human rights are at stake.Ž Journalist/author Molly Knight fired off this incendiary tweet: How very cool of Justice Kennedy to pour kerosene on the current dumpster fire that is America. The Roe v Wade riots should provide fine entertainment for him in his retirement.Ž Riots? Theres more, including abundant use of the lefts favorite F-word,Ž but you get the idea. Legal Armageddon is about to arrive. Since the Warren Court decided praying to an authority higher than the state was unconstitutional and Bible reading in public schools was not what the Founders had in mind when writing the First Amendment, there has been a pitched battle for control of the Supreme Court. The left has used federal judges to engineer society in ways it could not have done, and probably would not have tried, through the legislative process while Conservatives have fought to prevent the court from exceeding its constitutional role by making law. Abraham Lincoln said it well when he noted: We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.Ž The belief that government and the courts have become our masters has propelled conservative opposition to both legislating courts and big government. The late Justice Antonin Scalia summed up the conservative view of the Constitution when he said, It means, today, not what current society, much less the court, thinks it ought to mean, but what it meant when it was adopted.Ž Two former justices gave the liberal view of the Constitution. Oliver Wendell Holmes said: The provisions of the Constitution are not mathematical formulas having their essence in their form; they are organic, living institutions transplanted from English soil. Their significance is vital, not formal; it is to be gathered not simply by taking the words and a dictionary, but by considering their origin and the line of their growth.Ž From this came the notion of a living Constitution,Ž which leads to the assertion by the late Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes that ...the Constitution is what the judges say it is.Ž President Trump and the Republican Senate have an opportunity to reverse decades of wrongful constitutional decision-making. From his list of 25 conservative candidates for Kennedys seat, he must choose a nominee quickly so the Senate can take it up before Democrats and their media allies can become fully mobilized. If the president selects someone with Judge Neil Gorsuchs credentials, the left will have a difficult time opposing the candidate, though they will certainly try and make accusations that have no merit. In 2009, President Obama delivered a blunt message to Republicans, in essence telling them, I won, you lost. Get over it. Well, we also had an election in 2016. President Trump won. Democrats and the left should get over it. Readers may email Cal Thomas at OPINIONBack to the Constitution OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Cal Thomas Think consolidation, save money Why more sheriffs deputies? Small cities and towns all have police departments. In Duval County, the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office is the joint citycounty law enforcement agency. Why dont we do the same thing? Wont that save everyone money? Speaking of money, where is the School Board getting $7.6 million for laptops? From taxpayers like me.Melvin Teston, Leesburg Abusive bus monitor is very disturbing I found this article very disturbing in many areas. Was this mans background checked, especially since he was in contact with such a vulnerable population? Why is the morning trip 45 minutes to school, but the afternoon 2 hours? It is totally unconscionable that 7to 9-yearold kids have to ride a school bus for 2 hours. Where was the bus driver? Certainly he has a mirror in that bus. Doesnt he check it? Is the driver deaf and cant he hear what is going on behind him? Why didnt he put a stop to this? As a former school bus driver of 65 and 72-passenger buses, I knew what was going on even in the back of the bus and never put up with any nonsense. The driver is to be in control and the monitor is to assure the safety of the passengers. This was a failure on the part of both employees. They both should be fired, and the monitor horse whipped, or at the very least, be subject to the same treatment he put those kids through.Carol Mayo, Minneola Armericans cant count on Congress I am appalled, ashamed and furious that the American people cant count on Congress to keep the PresidentŽ in check and hold him to the Constitution. No where in our laws does it say that immigrant children must be separated from their parents. This is one more lie that you allow the president to get away with. How do you look at yourselves in the mirror? Even after a letter from the United Nations you persist. This is not America, the land that I love. The world is watching and the people are voting in November.Gwen Hunt, The Villages Spending priorities a puzzle City and county officials in Lake County do not have a financial dilemma; they have a spending problem. Case in point: Leesburg is going to bulldoze a perfectly good community center at Venetian Gardens that just needed a $3 million renovation and replace it with a brand new, $8 million community center, minus a pool. Theyre also giving grant money to Lake Square Mall. When did it become the taxpayers responsibility to support a commercial business like the mall? Commercial businesses will be reaping huge tax breaks from the Trump income tax plan next year. Why are we as taxpayers subsidizing a commercial business? What about the brand new, $7.8 million animal shelter in Tavares? People need to pay attention and wake up to what city and county officials are doing, otherwise we as homeowners and residents of Lake County will be paying for their spending habits.Linda Green, LeesburgLETTERS TO THE EDITOR


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PAGE 9 | Thursday, July 5, 2018 B1 SPORTS NASCAR B4KYLE LARSON SHOWS THAT CHEVY STILL HAS SOME LIFE Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Joe ReedyAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE „ Florida States athletic department is thriving under Stan Wilcox.Since Wilcox became the Seminoles AD in 2013, Flor-ida State has won national championships in three sports. Wilcox isnt standing pat, hes already made one major hire and is expected to make another over the next 12 months.Wilcox hired Willie Tag-gart last December as Florida States new football coach, a move he made less than a week after Jimbo Fisher resigned to go to Texas A&M. It marked Wilcoxs first major coaching hire at Florida State and the first time the school went outside the foot-ball program to get a head coach in 41 years.Wilcoxs second major coaching hire will happen once next years baseball season ends and Mike Martin retires after 40 seasons as a manager. Martin has the most wins in college baseball.The AD can only hope his choice for baseball will go over as well as his Taggart hire. The Palmetto, Florida, native, who grew up a Florida State fan, has energized the football fan base that had grown tired of yearly reports of Fisher seeking greener pastures. The April 14 spring game „ Taggarts first „ drew a program-record crowd of 60,934.He already knows the level of play that the Seminole family has come to expect, and as well as our current and future student athletes, they know that, what is expected of them,Ž Wilcox said of Tag-gart. Now hes set the stage and all he has to do now is come in and win games and were back.ŽFlorida S tate AD Wilcox has busy agenda If you goAt One Daytona, the shopping, dining and entertainment complex across the street from Daytona International Speedway, Coke Zero Sugar 400 weekend involves more than the race. Here's the One Daytona lineup of free weekend events: TODAY € Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Austin Dillon and Ty Dillon in Q&A moderated by MRN, 7-7:20 p.m. € Ormond Beach singer and "The Voice" contestant Kaleb Lee in concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m. FRIDAY € Red, White & Vroom Car Show, display of classic and collectible vehicles, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. € Hay“ re, country band concert, 3-6:30 p.m. € Coca-Cola Firecracker 250, 7:30 p.m., Daytona International Speedway SATURDAY € Red, White & Vroom Car Show, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. € Jamie Davis Band, country music concert, 3-6:30 p.m. (Car show exhibit throughout One Daytona campus; concerts at Victory Circle Lane.) € Coke Zero Sugar 400, 7 p.m., Daytona International SpeedwayBy Ken WillisGatehouse MediaDAYTONA BEACH „ It wasnt even on the original schedule in 1959, but this year marks the 60th running of the old FirecrackerŽ 400.Its the same track in the same city.Same racing organization, with almost exactly the same racers and cars.But the differences between Daytonas NASCAR races in February and July are like night and day. Literally, in fact.This past February, NASCAR and Daytona Inter-national Speedway upped the marketing volume to celebrate the 60th running of the Day-tona 500, which over the years came to earn its label as The Great American Race.ŽGiven that Daytonas inau-gural July race ran the same year as the first Daytona 500, in 1959, Saturday nights start of the Coke Zero Sugar 400 also marks the 60th running of that event. Kinda-sorta.It wasnt always 400 miles and it didnt always cater to Coca-Cola. In fact, for most of the tracks history, you couldnt even buy a Coke there.DAYTONAS JULY RACIN HISTORYBy Pan PylasAssociated PressKAZAN, Russia „ To get past Belgium in the quarter-finals at the World Cup, Brazil has to do something it has not been able to do since it last won the tournament in 2002: overcome European opposi-tion in the knockout stages.Since beating Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final, the five-time winner has been eliminated by European sides in the three subsequent com-petitions. Brazil lost to France and the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the 2006 and 2010 World Cups and was humiliated 7-1 by Germany in the semifinals four years ago at home.Fortunately for the Selecao, Belgium has a poor record against South American sides at the World Cup. Not only has Belgium not won any of its games against South American teams in the knockout stages, it hasnt even managed to score a goal. Most recently, Belgium lost 1-0 to Argentina in the 2014 quarterfinals.The core of that side remains in place in Russia, where Belgium has won all four of its matches, including coming back from 2-0 down to beat Japan in the round of 16 with a thrilling counterat-tack in the final seconds of injury time.Everyone knew about the array of talent running through the Belgium side, from Thibaut Courtois in goal to Kevin De Bruyne in midfield and Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku up front. The main questions following disappointing defeats in the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Euro-pean Championship centered on the teams character.Belgium takes on Brazils miserly defenseBy Mattias KarenAssociated PressLONDON „ Roger Federer and Serena Williams are making it look easy at Wim-bledon „ again.Caroline Wozniacki is heading home early „ again.Federer and Williams cruised into the third round with straight-sets victories on Wednesday, looking at home on the Centre Court where they have won 15 titles between them.However, Wozniacki still cant seem to get comfortable at the All England Club „ especially when theres a swarm of bugs flying around her head.The Australian Open cham-pion went out before the third round for the fourth time in seven years, losing 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia after complaining to the chair umpire about the insects that invaded No. 1 court during the second set.No such problems for Federer, who won 35 straight points on his serve on route to beating Lukas Lacko of Slova-kia 6-4, 6-4, 6-1.Federer, Serena cruise into 3rd round at WimbledonFlorida State athletic director Stan Wilcox, left, congratulates coach Mike Martin after Martin got his 1,900th win on Feb. 19, 2017, in Tallahassee. FSU has won national championships in three sports since Wilcox took over as athletic director in August 2013. [AP PHOTO / JOSEPH REEDY, FILE] Serena Williams hits a return shot to Bulgarias Viktoriya Tomova in a womens singles match on the third day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on Wednesday. [KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AP] Race has taken twists and turns to get where it is nowABOVE: Cars line the starting grid prior to the “ rst Firecracker 250 on July 4, 1959. [ISC IMAGES AND ARCHIVES] TOP RIGHT: The Pepsi 400 moved to nighttime in 1998, but the winning car was a familiar sight: Jeff Gordons No. 24 Chevy. [ISC ARCHIVES/GETTY IMAGES] See WILCOX, B3 See WIMBLEDON, B3 See DAYTONA, B3 See BELGIUM, B3


B2 Thursday, July 5, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TV BASEBALL FCSL STANDINGSTEAM W L T GBLeesburg 16 4 .0 „ DeLand 12 11 0 5.5 Winter Garden 9 12 1 7.5 Seminole 9 12 0 7.5 Winter Park 9 12 0 7.5 Sanford 9 13 1 8Saturdays gamesLeesburg at Winter Garden, ppd. DeLand at Sanford, ppd. Seminole 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 3 Winter Garden 5, Winter Park 2Wednesdays gameSanford at Leesburg, 5:30 p.m.Today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. PRO GOLF PGA TOURA MILITARY TRIBUTE AT THE GREENBRIERSite: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Course: The Greenbrier (The Old White TPC). Yardage: 7,286. Par: 70. Purse: $7.3 million. Winners share: $1,314,000. Television: Today-Friday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS Sports). Defending champion: Xander Schauffele. Last week: Francesco Molinari won the Quicken Loans National. FedEx Cup leader: Dustin Johnson. Notes: The tournament changed its name to re” ect a military theme. ... This will be the last time the tournament is held in the summer. It originally was scheduled to move to the fall, assuming it continues. ... This is only the eighth time the tournament is being held. It was canceled in 2016 because of record ” ooding. ... Phil Mickelson, who is an ambassador and makes TV commercials pitching the resort as a place for families, is in the “ eld. This starts three straight tournaments for Mickelson through the British Open. ... Bubba Watson, who already has three victories this year on the PGA Tour, has a summer home at The Greenbrier and is playing the tournament. ... Webb Simpson originally planned to have his wife, Dowd, caddie for him this week. Thats no longer the case because she is pregnant with their “ fth child. ... The leading four players from the top 12 not already eligible for the British Open will get a spot at Carnoustie. ... Stuart Appleby won the inaugural tournament in 2010 by closing with a 59. Appleby and David Duval are the only players with sub-60 scores in the “ nal round to win on the PGA Tour. Next week: John Deere Classic. Online: www.pgatour.comEUROPEAN TOURDUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH OPENSite: Donegal, Ireland. Course: Ballylif“ n GC. Yardage: 7,462. Par: 72. Purse: $7 million. Winners share: $1,666,667. Television: Today-Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 7 a.m. to noon (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Jon Rahm. Last week: Alex Noren won the French Open. Race to Dubai leader: Patrick Reed. Notes: Rory McIlroys foundation is the host of the tournament, and the “ eld has strengthened in recent years, though it features only two from the top 10 in the world in McIlroy and Rahm. ... Rahm won the “ rst of his three European Tour events last year. ... This is the “ rst time the Irish Open has been held at Ballylif“ n since 2000, when Patrik Sjoland won. ... Ben Crenshaw is the only American to win the Irish Open, in 1976 when it was held at Portmarnock. ... McIlroy won the Irish Open two years ago when it was held at The K Club. ... Patrick Reed has been atop the Race to Dubai standings since winning the Masters. ... Norens victory in the French Open was his seventh in the last four years. The leading three players from the top 10 not already eligible will get into the British Open. Next week: Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. Online: www.europeantour.comLPGA TOURTHORNBERRY CREEK LPGA CLASSICSite: Oneida, Wis. Course: Thornberry Creek at Oneida. Yardage: 6,624. Par: 72. Purse: $2 million. Winners share: $300,000. Television: Today-Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Katherine Kirk. Last week: Sung Hyun Park won the KPMG Womens PGA Championship. Race to CME Globe leader: Ariya Jutanugarn. Notes: Sung Hyun Park, fresh off her second major, is playing this week. Also playing are Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn, Brooke Henderson, Nasa Hataoka and Lydia Ko. ... South Korea will be the No. 1 seed for the UL International Crown later this year, featuring a four-player team of Sung Hyun Park, Inbee Park, So Yeon Ryu and I.K. Kim, who earned the fourth spot with her tie for eighth at the Womens PGA. They have combined for 12 majors. ... Hataoka already has earned $932,952, with $590,806 of that coming in the last two weeks after a victory in Arkansas and a playoff loss in the Womens PGA. The Japanese star is 31 under in her last seven rounds. ... Charley Hull of England is the only player to register top 10s in all three LPGA majors this year. She tied for 10th in the U.S. Womens Open, tied for sixth in the ANA Inspiration and shot 67 on Sunday to move into a tie for sixth in the Womens PGA. ... Sung Hyun Park and Ariya Jutanugarn are the only multiple winners on the LPGA Tour this year. Next week: Marathon Classic. Online: www.lpga.comWEB.COM TOURLECOM HEALTH CHALLENGESite: Findley Lake, N.Y. Course: Peekn Peak Resort (Upper Course). Yardage: 7,058. Par: 72. Purse: $600,000. Winners share: $108,000. Television: Today-Friday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 3-5:30 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Chesson Hadley. Last week: Anders Albertson won the Lincoln Land Championship. Money leader: Sungjae Im. Next week: Utah Championship. Online: TOUR CHAMPIONSLast week: David Toms won the U.S. Senior Open. Next week: Constellation Senior Players Championship. Charles Schwab Cup leader: David Toms. Online: TOURSMENJapan Golf Tour: Shigeo Nagashina Invitational Sega Sammy Cup, North Country GC, Hokkaido, Japan. Defending champion: Chan Kim. Online: Asian Tour: Sarawak Championship, Damai Golf & CC, Sarawak, Malaysia. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: Challenge Tour: Prague Golf Challenge, Prague City Golf, Prague, Czech Republic. Defending champion: Garrick Porteous. Online: www. Mackenzie Tour: Windsor Championship, Ambassador GC, Windsor, Ontario. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: www. Korean Tour: NS Home Shopping Gunsan CC Jeonbuk Open, Gunsan CC, Gunsan, South Korea. Defending champion: Hyung Jung Lee. Online: Staysure Tour: Swiss Seniors Open, Golf Club Bad Ragaz, Bad Ragaz, Switzerland. Defending champion: Philip Golding. www.europeantour. com/staysuretourWOMENKorean LPGA: Asiana Airlines Open, Weihai Point GC, Shandong, China. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: Japan LPGA: Nipponham Ladies Classic, Annex Hakodate Club (Ueso GC), Hokkaido, Japan. Defending champion: Min-young Lee. Online: www.lpga.or.jpPGA TOUR SCHEDULEOct. 5-8 „ Safeway Open (Brendan Steele) Oct. 12-15 „ CIMB Classic (Pat Perez) Oct. 19-22 „ The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges (Justin Thomas) Oct. 26-29 „ WGC-HSBC Champions (Justin Rose) Oct. 26-29 „ Sanderson Farms Championship (Ryan Armour) Nov. 2-5 „ Shriners Hospital for Children Open (Patrick Cantlay) Nov. 9-12 „ OHL Classic at Mayakoba (Patton Kizzire) Nov. 16-19 „ RSM Classic (Austin Cook) Jan. 4-7 „ Sentry Tournament of Champions (Dustin Johnson) Jan. 11-14 „ Sony Open (Patton Kizzire) Jan. 18-21 „ CareerBuilder Challenge (Jon Rahm) Jan. 25-29 „ Farmers Insurance Open (Jason Day) Feb. 1-4 „ Waste Management Phoenix Open (Gary Woodland) Feb. 8-11 „ AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Ted Potter, Jr.) Feb. 15-18 „ Genesis Open (Bubba Watson) Feb. 22-25 „ Honda Classic (Justin Thomas) March 1-4 „ WGC-Mexico Championship (Phil Mickelson) March 8-11 „ Valspar Championship (Paul Casey) March 15-18 „ Arnold Palmer Invitational (Rory McIlroy) March 21-25 „ WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (Bubba Watson) March 22-25 „ Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship (Brice Garnett) March 29-April 1 „ Houston Open (Ian Poulter) April 5-8 „ The Masters (Patrick Reed) April 12-15 „ RBC Heritage (Satoshi Kodaira) April 19-22 „ Valero Texas Open (Andrew Landry) April 26-29 „ Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Billy Horschel/Scott Piercy) May 3-6 „ Wells Fargo Championship (Jason Day) May 10-13 „ The Players Championship (Webb Simpson) May 17-20 „ AT&T Byron Nelson (Aaron Wise) May 24-27 „ Fort Worth Invitational (Justin Rose) May 31-June 3 „ Memorial Tournament (Bryson DeChambeau) June 7-10 „ FedEx St. Jude Classic (Dustin Johnson) June 14-17 „ U.S. Open (Brooks Koepka) June 21-24 „ T ravelers Championship (Bubba Watson) June 28-July 1 „ The National (Francesco Molinari) July 5-8 „ The Greenbrier Classic, The Greenbrier (The Old White TPC), White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. July 12-15 „ John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill. July 19-22 „ The Open Championship, Carnoustie GC, Carnoustie, Scotland July 19-22 „ Barbasol Championship, Robert Trent Jones Trail (Grand National Lake), Auburn, Ala. July 26-29 „ RBC Canadian Open, Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, Ontario Aug. 2-5 „ WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Firestone CC (South Course), Akron, Ohio Aug. 2-5 „ Barracuda Championship, Montreux Golf and CC, Reno, Nev. Aug. 9-12 „ PGA Championship, Bellerive CC, St. Louis Aug. 16-19 „ Wyndham Championship, Sedge“ eld CC, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 23-26 „ The Northern Trust, Ridgewood CC, Paramus, N.J. Aug. 31-Sept. 3 „ Dell Technologies Championship, TPC Boston, Norton, Mass. Sept. 6-9 „ BMW Championship, Aronimink GC, Newtown Square, Pa. Sept. 20-23 „ Tour Championship, East Lake GC, Atlanta Sept. 28-30 „ Ryder Cup, Le Golf National (Albatross Course), Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France2018 RYDER CUP POINTSAt Le Golf National Guyancourt, France Sept. 28-30, 2018 Through July 1 United States1. Brooks Koepka 8,919.409 2. Dustin Johnson 7,809.297 3. Patrick Reed 7,639.916 4. Justin Thomas 6,727.053 5. Bubba Watson 5,388.024 6. Jordan Spieth 4,819.806 7. Rickie Fowler 4,519.527 8. Bryson DeChambeau 4,196.116 9. Webb Simpson 4,027.534 10. Phil Mickelson 3,979.592 11. Matt Kuchar 3,386.946 12. Brian Harman 3,225.847 13. Tony Finau 2,870.764 14. Xander Schauffele 2,686.408 15. Aaron Wise 2,378.567Europe European Points1. Tyrrell Hatton 3,677,719.42 2. Justin Rose 3,307,263.76 3. Tommy Fleetwood 3,240,727.58 4. Francesco Molinari 3,225,221.47 5. Alex Noren 3,202,412.56 6. Jon Rahm 2,426,603.59 7. Thorbjorn Olesen 2,358,160.77 8. Rory McIlroy 2,168,607.14 9. Matthew Fitzpatrick 2,113,897.59 10. Ross Fisher 1,789,786.01World Points1. Justin Rose 290.39 2. Jon Rahm 263.24 3. Tommy Fleetwood 257.00 4. Alex Noren 237.56 5. Rory McIlroy 226.56 6. Tyrrell Hatton 207.81 7. Francesco Molinari 193.69 8. Paul Casey 153.44 9. Matthew Fitzpatrick 141.78 10. Ian Poulter 140.90 AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP SCHEDULEFeb. 11 „ x-Advance Auto Parts Clash (Brad Keselowski) Feb. 15 „ x-Can-Am Duel 1 (Ryan Blaney) Feb. 15 „ x-Can-Am Duel 2 (Chase Elliott) Feb. 18 „ Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon) Feb. 25 „ Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Kevin Harvick) March 4 „ Penzoil 400 (Kevin Harvick) March 11 „ TicketGuardian 500 (Kevin Harvick) March 18 „ Auto Club 400 (Martin Truex Jr.) March 26 „ STP 500 (Clint Bowyer) April 8 „ OReilly Auto Parts 500 (Kyle Busch) April 15 „ Food City 500 (Kyle Busch) April 21 „ Toyota Owners 400 (Kyle Busch) April 29 „ GEICO 500 (Joey Logano) May 6 „ AAA 400 Drive for Autism (Kevin Harvick) May 12 „ KC Masterpiece 400 (Kevin Harvick) May 19 „ x-NASCAR All-Star Open (AJ Allmendinger) May 19 „ x-NASCAR All-Star Race (Kevin Harvick) May 27 „ Coca-Cola 600 (Kyle Busch) June 3 „ Pocono 400 (Martin Truex Jr.) June 10 „ FireKeepers Casino 400 (Clint Bowyer) June 24 „ Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Martin Truex Jr.) July 1 „ Overtons 400 (Kyle Larson) July 7 „ Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 14 „ Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. July 22 „ New Hampshire 301, Loudon July 29 „ Gander Outdoors 400, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 5 „ GoBowling at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 12 „ Consumers Energy 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 18 „ Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sept. 2 „ Bojangles Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. Sept. 9 „ Big Machine Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Sept. 16 „ South Point 400, Las Vegas Sept. 22 „ Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va. Sept. 30 „ Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 7 „ TBA, Dover, Del. Oct. 14 „ 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 21 „ Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 28 „ First Data 500, Martinsville, Va. Nov. 4 „ AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth Nov. 11 „ Can-Am 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 18 „ Ford Ecoboost 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points raceNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP POINTS LEADERSThrough July 1 1. Kyle Busch, 736 2. Kevin Harvick, 674 3. Joey Logano, 617 4. Martin Truex Jr., 594 5. Brad Keselowski, 592 6. Clint Bowyer, 579 7. Kurt Busch, 560 8. Denny Hamlin, 537 9. Kyle Larson, 524 10. Ryan Blaney, 495 11. Aric Almirola, 493 12. Jimmie Johnson, 442 13. Chase Elliott, 435 14. Erik Jones, 408 15. Alex Bowman, 390 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 367 17. Paul Menard, 362 18. Daniel Suarez, 316 19. Austin Dillon, 314 20. Jamie McMurray, 309NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP POLE WINNERSThrough July 1 1. Martin Truex Jr., 4 2. Kyle Busch, 3 3. Ryan Blaney, 2 3. Kurt Busch, 2 3. Kevin Harvick, 2 3. Kyle Larson, 2 7. Aric Almirola, 1 7. Alex Bowman, 1 7. Matt Kenseth, 1 7. Paul Menard, 1NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP LAPS LED LEADERSThrough July 1 1. Kevin Harvick, 1068 2. Kyle Busch, 956 3. Ryan Blaney, 463 4. Martin Truex Jr., 387 5. Kyle Larson, 371 6. Clint Bowyer, 329 7. Kurt Busch, 294 8. Brad Keselowski, 278 9. Denny Hamlin, 246 10. Joey Logano, 220 11. Aric Almirola, 82 12. Erik Jones, 76 13. Alex Bowman, 74 14. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 64 15. Ryan Newman, 43 16. William Byron, 31 17. Daniel Suarez, 24 18. Bubba Wallace Jr., 22 19. Austin Dillon, 18 20. Kasey Kahne, 13 21. Paul Menard, 12 22. Chase Elliott, 11 22. Michael McDowell, 11 24. AJ Allmendinger, 10 25. Matt DiBenedetto, 6 26. Jimmie Johnson, 2 27. Chris Buescher, 1 27. Brendan Gaughan, 1 27. Justin Marks, 1 27. Jamie McMurray, 1 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 4 31 37 27 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 4 22 33 26 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 2, Houston 2, tieToday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 0 At 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. 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 RHP-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). Signed RHPs Renton Poole and Wyatt Sparks, LHP Grant Wolfram, and INFs Jax Biggers and Shea Patterson to minor league contracts. 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. Signed RHP Michael Bur rows.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. NEW YORK KNICKS „ Signed F Isaiah Hicks and G Allonzo Trier. 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 and New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman four 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 C OYOTES „ Named Ahron Cohen president and chief executive of“ cer. Signed C Brad Richardson to a two-year contract and D Dakota Mermis to a one-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.By Rebecca GibianAssociated PressNEW YORK „ Joey JawsŽ Chestnut extended his reign as champion eater at the Nathans Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest Wednesday, downing a record 74 wieners and buns in 10 minutes to take home the coveted Mustard Belt for an 11th time.Miki Sudo held onto her title as the top womans competitor at the annual Brooklyn eat-off, chomping 37 franks and buns to take home the top prize for an unprecedented fifth consecutive year.I found a vicious rhythm,Ž the 34-yearold Chestnut said after the stuffing session. I was feeling good today.ŽBut while Chestnut ate 10 more dogs and buns than secondplace finisher Carmen Cincotti, a judging error cast initial doubt over their totals after jurists didnt see the eaters were taking the dogs and buns from two plates.Eric Gonzalez, the Brooklyn district attor-ney, certified the final tally and Chestnuts record of 74.At the end of the day, Joey Chestnut came in here and ate 74 hot dogs, broke a world record,Ž said Cincotti, who celebrated his 26th birthday on Wednesday. Apparently they were good dogs.ŽSudo fell short of the 41 hot dogs she consumed last year, but easily beat out second-place finisher Mischelle Lesco of Tuscon, Ari-zona, who chowed down 28 wieners and buns. Defending champ Chestnut sets record with 74 hot dogsReigning champion Joey Chestnut eats two hot dogs at a time during the mens competition of the Nathans Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest on Wednesday. [MARY ALTAFFER/AP] AUTO RACING 1 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Coca-Cola Firecracker 250, practice, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 2 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Coke Zero Sugar 400, practice, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 3 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Coca-Cola Firecracker 250, “ nal practice, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 4 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Coke Zero Sugar 400, “ nal practice, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 4:55 a.m. (Friday) ESPN2 „ Formula One, British Grand Prix, practice, at Silverstone, England GOLF 5:30 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, “ rst round, at Donegal, Ireland 1:30 p.m. GOLF „ Tour, LECOM Health Challenge, “ rst round, at Clymer, N.Y. 3:30 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier Classic, “ rst round, at White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. 6:30 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, “ rst round, at Oneida, Wis. 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PAGE 11 | Thursday, July 5, 2018 B3After serving out for the first set, Federer didnt drop a single point on his serve in the second and kept that streak going until he was 30-0 up at 4-1 in the third „ when Lacko finally sent a back-hand winner down the line.It was another dominant display by the eight-time champion, who lost just nine of 61 points on his serve in total and broke Lacko five times, including with a forehand winner to close out the match.On certain days it goes better than others,Ž Federer said. Sometimes your serve matches up better against certain players.ŽWilliams was nearly as good, losing just five of 32 points on her first serve in a 6-1, 6-4 win over Viktoriya Tomova. It was her 16th straight victory at Wimble-don, although she missed last years tournament while pregnant. Wozniacki is still wait-ing to get past the round of 16 for the first time, despite fighting back from 5-1 down in the third set and saving four match points at 5-3. But she was broken again in the final game, becoming the fifth of the top eight womens seeds to lose before the third round.Five-time champion Venus Williams did better with her comeback attempt. The No. 9 seed, at 38 the oldest woman in the draw, came back to beat 141st-ranked qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 after dropping the first set for a second straight match.In the first round, she started by conceding a tiebreaker against 58thranked Johanna Larsson before taking 12 of the last 15 games.Ideally its two sets,Ž Venus said. If its not two sets, then go to Plan B.ŽIn the mens draw, 13th-seeded Milos Raonic and No. 11 Sam Querrey also advanced in straight sets. WIMBLEDONFrom Page B1 What the July race has always served up, however, are challenges „ challenges generally unique to a Central Flor-ida summertime. And those challenges date back to the very beginning. The race that wasntThe 31-degree banking that Big Bill France had built into his dream speedway in 1958 would make his mammoth track amazingly fast because drivers wouldnt have to lift off the gas through the turns. This would presum-ably make Daytona faster than Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which was something that really got Bill Sr.s juices flowing.But the 2-mile trioval turned out to be too fast.Along with the inaugural Daytona 500 in February, Big Bill was planning a 300-mile Fourth of July race featuring the USAC Indy-style cars that ran the worlds most famous race in the day „ the Indy 500.Looking ahead to July, Daytona Beach racer Marshall Teague was scheduled to test a modified Indy-car during the first February Speedweeks. It ended violently when Teague lost control of his Sumar SpecialŽ and was killed instantly.Two months later, in April, a pair of 40-lap, 100-mile USAC races were scheduled in order to shake downŽ the new track before the July event. The lineup included most of the eras top open-wheel racers, and complaints and fears soon surfaced because the cars were unsteady „ to say the least „ through the banking. On the final lap of the first 40-lapper, vet-eran racer Little GeorgeŽ Amick crashed and died.That was that. The USAC cars and Daytona were a bad fit. Luckily for Daytona, the Speedway president was also NASCARs chairman. With a little editing of the sched-ule, Big Bill France would change his Fourth of July plans and bring a second NASCAR race to Daytona Beach. To do so, he took a NASCAR race away from the 1-mile track in Raleigh, North Carolina.That effectively put that facility out of business,Ž says retired NASCAR historian Buz McKim.The Firecracker 250 was born, and over the decades, while it lived in the shadows of the Day-tona 500, it created its own identity (several of them, in fact, given all the name changes) and delivered its own drama.But the challenges were always there. A hot ticketThe Firecracker 250 lasted four years before it was lengthened from 100 to 160 laps and became the Firecracker 400.By 1963,Ž McKim says, the cars had gained so much speed the race had to be lengthened to 400 miles. It didnt take long to run 250 miles and Big Bill wanted to give his guests their moneys worth.ŽIt remained the Firecracker 400 until 1985, when Pepsi, one of the Speedways original benefactors, spent additional money to rebrand Julys race as the Pepsi Firecracker 400. Problem was, most people ignored the Pepsi half of that name.Larry Balewski, the Speedways PR chief at the time, kept a coin jar in his office and called it the F-word fund.Ž Anyone uttering the F-word (Fire-cracker) had to donate.In 1989, FirecrackerŽ was sacrificed for good and it became simply the Pepsi 400. Pepsi stayed on board until 2008, when it was replaced by Coca-Cola, which this year tweaks the name from Coke Zero 400 to Coke Zero Sugar 400.The race was always run on the Fourth of July, with either a 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. start, until 1988, when it was moved to the first Saturday of July. The 400 kept its morning start until 1998, when the Speedway installed lights.The morning starts almost always allowed the race to conclude before the threats of afternoon thunderstorms that are so common in summer. But while the rain was largely avoided, Julys other major issue was always present.You want a challenge? Try a 140-degree cockpit for three hours.I dont remember any of those races being cool, but then we didnt have any of the cooling features these guys have today,Ž says retired racer Geoff Bodine, who raced 40 times at Daytona between 1979-2002 (and won the 1986 Daytona 500).It was pretty tough. I remember, one race, it was so darn hot, I couldnt hang onto the steering wheel with both hands. I had to keep switching hands. Same thing with the gas pedal. Man, sometimes you had to switch feet. It was crazy, I know, but thats how hot it was.Ž Lights, camera ... umbrellaNo changes to Daytonas July race were as dramatic as the overhaul that followed the installation of lights in 1998.Wildfires that engulfed the area that summer forced the postponement of Daytonas first night-time Pepsi 400 to October. But once that big move was digested, things returned to normal with Jeff Gordon finding his way to Vic-tory Lane. Three of his six career Daytona wins came in the 400.The lighting of Daytona wasnt done with just the July race weekend in mind „ some February races were also moved to nighttime „ but no race has been so drastically changed by the illumination. While some of that change has been positive, notably escaping the worst of the daytime heat and humidity, other climatic forces created a challenge that no race promoter has ever defeated.These damn thunderstorms that roll in right around the time people are making their decision to go the track or not,Ž says Robin Braig, who served as Speedway president from 2002-10. Presale tickets were one thing, walk-up was another. It seemed like we always had threatening weather, just enough to make people say, lets not chance it.It was always a challenge. With the new Speedway facility, theres somewhere to go and get out of the weather if necessary. But back then, youd get a rain delay, youre looking out of the back of the grandstands and there goes that line of people, heading to Hooters or wherever. Maybe going to their cars to go home. That first rain delay would start to put the knife in the event.ŽThe forecast through Saturday, by the way, points to the proverbial coin-flip on whether thun-derstorms will hamper on-track activities.The 400, unlike the internationally recognized Daytona 500, is more of a local event. Most fans come from within a twohour radius, Speedway officials have acknowledged over the years. If theyre day-trippers, they cant escape to the hotel when storms possibly force rescheduling of a race.To get ahead of that possibility, back in the early-2000s the Speedway worked out a sponsorship deal with a local TV affiliate. WESH became the Speedways official weather-information provider in exchange for the station providing the Speedway with its very own Doppler radar, which was installed in the racecontrol booth above the grandstands.Braig was proud of the new business arrangement that provided some real-world logistical advantages. Before the first event with the Doppler in place, he made his way to a booth above NASCARs race-control, where he suggested to sec-ond-generation NASCAR boss Bill France Jr. that he should come down to take a look at the new radar system „ Its fabulous,Ž Braig told him.Bill Jr. pointed at a phone sitting on the desk in front of him, Braig recalls.He looked at me and said, You want to know when its raining or where its raining? You come to me.Ž DAYTONAFrom Page B1Wilcox and university President John Thrasher also expect to announce plans for a football opera-tions building by the Sept. 3 opener against Virginia Tech. The building, which would include coaches offices, a weight room and meeting space for players, could be constructed next to the indoor practice facility.University officials also have discussed renovating the Moore Athletics Center, which is attached to Doak Campbell Stadium, for football only, but that would require relocating the athletic department and the Col-lege of Communications. Taggart said following spring practices that he favors a new facility instead of renovations.Wilcox is also looking at ways that a football facil-ity could benefit all sports.We still want to have a hub central location for all the academic activities as well as a training table for that all our stu-dent athletes can come to, and be able to eat a meal together,Ž he said. So its not just your teammates, but youre getting to know the student athletes in other sports.ŽWilcox is pleased that Martin will coach one more season for two reasons: Martin is 13 wins away from becoming the first NCAA coach in any sport to get 2,000 victories and it allows fans throughout college baseball a chance to honor Martin for what he has done in and for the sport.The Seminoles have made the College World Series 16 times under Martin but remain in search of their first national title.The positive is that Mike has created it to be a very desirable position. The negative is that whoever comes in has big shoes to fill, and very high expectations of that person coming in the door,Ž Wilcox said. Sometimes that next person is not always going to end up being successful as you want them to be, and you may have to take a little while to get the right person. So but were going to try to do our due diligence to make sure that we find the right person.ŽDespite football having to go on a four-game win-ning streak to avoid its first losing season since 1976, Florida State finished ninth in the Directors Cup Division I standings, which is a benchmark that entire athletic programs are judged by because it awards points based on each schools finish in up to 20 sports. That is the first time FSU has finished in the top 10 in the stand-ings since 2011-12. In Wilcoxs first four years, the Seminoles average finish was 14.5.The reasons for the high finish was softball winning the national championship, womens beach volleyball reaching the final and mens basketball getting to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1993. The ninth-place finish is also the highest among Atlantic Coast Conference schools.Its amazing that this year has turned out the way it has. It started out looking bleak, but its ending up very positive, I think, for everybody,Ž Wilcox said. WILCOXFrom Page B1That 3-2 victory over Japan was the first time a team has overcome a two-goal deficit to win outright since West Germany beat England in 1970, and the first to do it in regulation since Portugal came from three down to beat North Korea in 1966. It has fueled confidence inside the Belgium camp that it can deal with adversity and make the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1986.Maybe its this sort of match that we needed for the future,Ž said Hazard, the captain.Coach Roberto Martinez won praise for his substitutions, with both Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli scoring, the latter with practi-cally the last kick of the match.You have to find solutions, you have to find reaction but what you have to find more than anything is the desire and togetherness of a group of players, that they are desperate to perform,Ž Martinez said.Unlike the game against Japan, Martinez said, Belgium will be the underdog Friday in the quarterfinal in Kazan, and as such, should play with a certain amount of freedom.I think its a game that when you are a little boy, you dream of being involved in a World Cup, facing Brazil in a quarterfinal,Ž he said, so from our point of view we can enjoy from the first second.ŽBrazil coach Tite dis-missed talk that his team is the favorite to win the match against Belgium, let alone the World Cup.Everything is open, up for grabs,Ž he said.The winner will play France or Uruguay in the semifinals in St. Peters-burg on Tuesday. What will give?Belgium is the compe-titions top scorer with 12 in its four games, with the goals spread around the team. Lukaku has four but seven of his teammates have scored, too.Though Brazil has yet to hit the heights on the attacking front, it and Uruguay have been the meanest defenses in the competition, conceding just one goal apiece in four matches.There is a worry for Brazil heading into the Belgium match: The team will be without midfielder Casemiro, who is suspended after picking up a second yellow card in the 2-0 win over Mexico in the round of 16. Casemiro has provided a strong shield in front of the Brazilian defense. One option could see Fernandinho come into the side for a role he is accustomed to playing at Manchester City. Walking a tightropeAs has been the case throughout this World Cup, Brazilian forward Neymar will likely garner much of the attention during the match, both for his skills and speed as well as his on-field theatrics. Neymar will have to be careful not to pick up another booking as he would miss a semifinal should Brazil prevail. Others walking a tight-rope are midfielder Philippe Coutinho and defender Filipe Luis.For Belgium, defender Jan Vertonghen and De Bruyne are carrying yellow cards as well. BELGIUMFrom Page B1 Belgiums Marouane Fellaini celebrates after scoring a goal during the round of 16 match against Japan at the World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia on Monday. [NATACHA PISARENKO/AP] David Pearson won the 1961 Firecracker 250. Hes ” anked by NASCAR president Bill France Sr. and Miss Firecracker 250.Ž [ISC IMAGES AND ARCHIVES]


B4 Thursday, July 5, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comFeb.11: ClashatDaytona(BradKeselowski) Feb.15: Can-AmDuelatDaytona(RyanBlaneyand ChaseElliott) Feb.18: Daytona500(AustinDillon) Feb.25: FoldsofHonor500atAtlanta(KevinHarvick) March4: Kobalt400atLasVegas(KevinHarvick) March11: CampingWorld500(k)atPhoenix(Kevin Harvick) March18: AutoClub400atFontana(MartinTruexJr.) March26: STP500atMartinsville(ClintBowyer) A pril8: OReillyAutoParts500atTexas(KyleBusch) A pril15: FoodCity500atBristol(KyleBusch) A pril21: ToyotaOwners400atRichmond(KyleBusch) A pril29: Geico500atTalladega(JoeyLogano) May6: AAA400atDover(KevinHarvick) May12: GoBowling400atKansas(KevinHarvick) May19: All-StarRaceatCharlotte(KevinHarvick) May27: Coca-Cola600atCharlotte(KyleBusch) June3: Pocono400(MartinTruexJr.) June10: FireKeepersCasino400atMichigan(Clint Bowyer) June24: Toyota/SaveMart350atSonoma(Martin TruexJr.) July1: Chicago400atChicagoland(KyleBusch) July7: CokeZero400atDaytona July14: QuakerState400atKentucky July22: NewHampshire301 July29: Pennsylvania400atPocono Aug.5: 355attheGlen,atWatkinsGlen Aug.12: PureMichigan400 Aug.18: NightRaceatBristol Sept.2: Southern500atDarlington Sept.9: Brickyard400atIndianapolis Sept.16: LasVegas400 Sept.22: FederatedAutoParts400atRichmond Sept.30: BankofAmerica500(k)atCharlotteroad course Oct.7: Delaware400atDover Oct.14: Alabama500atTalladega Oct.21: HollywoodCasino400atKansas Oct.28: FirstData500atMartinsville Nov.4: Texas500 Nov.11: Can-Am500(k)atPhoenix Nov.18: FordEcoBoost400atHomestead NASCARTHISWEEK FEUDOFTHEWEEK SPEEDFREAKSAfewquestionswe hadtoaskourselvesCUPSTANDINGS WHATSONTAP QUESTIONS&ATTITUDECompellingquestions...and maybeafewactualanswersGODWINSPICKS FORDAYTONA 2018SCHEDULEANDWINNERS 12345678910 KENWILLISTOP10NASCARDRIVERRANKINGSKYLEBUSCH Histurn againat#1 KEVIN HARVICK Willheand Kurtplaynice thisweek? MARTIN TRUEXJR. Zero-for-53 inplate races CLINT BOWYER Haswonat Talladega,but notDaytona BRADKESELOWSKIThemanto beatwitha plate KYLELARSON Eighteen career runner-up “nishes KURTBUSCH Hastobe getting impatient JOEY LOGANO Notrunningbad, notrunning great ERIKJONES Seventh, sixthpast twoweeks TheDaytonaBeachNews-JournalsGodwin Kelly&KenWillishavecoveredNASCARfor nearly60yearscombined.godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.comken.willis@news-jrnl.comMOTORMOUTHS PODCASTDonttellanyone,butwere notinstallingrestrictorplates thisweek. Tuneinonlineat w com/daytonamotormouths ARIC ALMIROLA Hepromised awinthis year;willhe deliver?THREETHINGSTOWATCHCHICAGOLAND THREETHINGSWELEARNED WastheKyle&Kyleshowthe best“nishoftheseasonso far? GODSPEAK: ThetwoKyles arenowtheof“cialposter childrenforChicagoland Speedwayscompetition department.Congrats,you two! KENSCALL: Well,yeah,of course.Thatsthetypeof highlighttheyuseincommercialsforyearstocome. Bestbetforanoutsidertowin thisweeksplaterace? GODSPEAK: First,about32 guys“tthatdescription.I thinkthiskidBradKeselowski couldhaveabreakthrough runatDaytona. KENSCALL: Theguywhowas amileawayinFebruary,Aric Almirola.Orlastyearsplatemaster,RickyStenhouseJr. WINNER: BradKeselowski RESTOFTOP5: JoeyLogano, ChaseElliott,MartinTruexJr., KevinHarvick FIRSTONEOUT: DennyHamlin DARKHORSE: AricAlmirola DONTBESURPRISEDIF: Weseeabigrunfromthe 2012NASCARCupSeries champion. KURTBUSCHVS.KEVIN HARVICK: Buschwasvery unhappywithhisStewartHaasRacingteammatefor snatchingtheStage2victory awayfromhimonLap160. Thetwocarsmadecontactto the“nishline. GODWINKELLYSTAKE: Of course,thepowersthatbeat SHRwillhaveasit-downwith Busch,pointingoutthatHarvickhasaseries-leading“ve CupSerieswinsthisseason. WhywerethetwoKylesOKwith alltheroughstuffonChicagolands “nallap?KyleLarsonwashappybecausehe madealatecharge,hadachance towinandseemstogenuinely enjoythatbrandofgive-and-take„ itremindshimofhisshort-track roots.KyleBuschwashappybecause itendedwithhimholdingthecheckered”ag.Itsallgoodhardracinuntil Kylegetstheshortstraw.Helikely wouldvehadadifferentopinionif hehadntbeenabletogetbackto Larsonsbumper.Doessomeonecrashtheplayoffs partywithasurprisewinthisweek?Itsalwayspossibleataplaterace, butletsnotconsiderAricAlmirolaa shocker.Hesbeenrunningtoowell allseason,andhewasupfrontnear theveryendinFebruaryatDaytona. ButBubbaWallace,ChrisBuescher andPaulMenardwerealsointhe last-lapmixattheDaytona500,so youneverknow.„KenWillis,ken.willis @news-jrnl.com1.KyleBusch736 2.KevinHarvick674 3.JoeyLogano617 4.MartinTruexJr.594 5.BradKeselowski592 6.ClintBowyer579 7.KurtBusch560 8.DennyHamlin537 9.KyleLarson524 10.RyanBlaney495 11.AricAlmirola493 12.JimmieJohnson442 13.ChaseElliott435 14.ErikJones408 15.AlexBowman390 16.RickyStenhouseJr.367 17.PaulMenard362 18.DanielSuarez316 19.AustinDillon314 20.JamieMcMurray309 CUPSERIES: CokeZeroSugar400 SITE: DaytonaInternationalSpeedway(2.5-miletri-oval) TVSCHEDULE: Thursday,practice (NBCSportsNetwork,2p.m.and4 p.m.).Friday,qualifying(NBCSports Network,4p.m.).Saturday,race(NBC SportsNetwork,coveragebeginsat 6:30p.m.;NBC,green”ag,7:15p.m.) XFINITY: Coca-ColaFirecracker250 SITE: DaytonaInternational Speedway SCHEDULE: Thursday,practice (NBCSportsNetwork,1p.m.and3 p.m.).Friday,qualifying(NBCSports Network,2p.m.),race(NBCSports Network,7:30p.m.) 1.Daytona-boundSaturdaysCokeZeroSugar400at Daytonarepresentsthehalfwaypoint (Race18)ofthe2018CupSeries „onlynineracesremaininthe regularseason.The160-laprunover Daytonas2.5-miletri-ovalwillbethe lastrestrictor-plateracebeforethe playoffsbegininSeptember.The“rst twoplateraceswerewonbyAustin Dillon(Daytona500)andJoeyLogano (Talladega).2.RefreshbuttonAlmostanydriverwhoshowsupcan winSaturdaysraceatDaytona.Ofthe sixdriverswithwins,thetwooddballs areDillonandLogano,whoscored theirloneVictoryLaneappearancesat platetracks.HowaboutAricAlmirola? Maybe.Wearegoingtowinarace,Ž hesaidatChicagoland.Iguarantee youwearegoingtowinarace.We havetobeperfecttodoitthough.ŽOn deck,Daytona.3.LabontesecondFormerNASCARCupSerieschampion BobbyLabontescoredasecond-place, oval-track“nishlastweekend.The bigquestioniswhere?Therunner-up showingwasatTours(France)Speedway.The54-year-olddriverisrunning theentireNASCARWhelenEuroSeries. Secondfeelsgood,Žhesaid.Ithink weneededanotherlaportwoandwe mighthavehadachanceatthewin.Ž„GodwinKelly,godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comWhyisthismansmiling?Because AustinDillonknowsanydrivercan winSaturdaysraceatDaytona.Hes lookingforaDaytonasweep.[NEWS-JOURNAL/JIMTILLER] 1.Itsalive!AfterlyingdormantsinceFebruary, Chevroletmadesomegaspingsounds atChicagolandonSundaythanksto KyleLarson,who“nishedsecondto KyleBusch.Hey,weputonahellof ashowforyouguys,andthatwasa blast,ŽLarsonsaidaftertradingpaint withBusch.2.ResetmindsetAfterthedramabetweenBuschand Larsononthelastlap,therewastalkof the“nishbeingoneofthegreatestof alltime.Notsofast.Thenewkidonthe NBCannouncersblock,DaleEarnhardt Jr.,putitinperspective.Thiswasa greatracefromstartto“nish,Žhesaid.3.SomesurprisesAricAlmirolaearnedhis“rststage pointandledarace-high70laps,but pit-roadtroublepushedhimtoa25thplace“nish.YounggunsErikJonesand AlexBowmanquietlyscoredtop-10 “nishesatChicagoland.Thisisgood momentumgoingintonextweeks race,ŽBowmansaid.„GodwinKelly,godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comKyleLarson,whodrivestheNo.42Chevy,tookracewinnerKyleBuschtothelimitin anexciting,last-lapruntothecheckered”agatChicagoland.[AP/NAMY.HUH]

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PAGE 17 | Thursday, July 5, 2018 C1 SCENETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comBy Ed Symkus More Content NowIt would be fair to say that within the vast labyrinth of the Marvel Universe, Ant-Man is a minor character. And that Ant-Man,Ž the 2015 film that starred Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, a petty criminal who, once donning his storys version of a super suit, was able to get small, grow tall, and zip around fighting off all sorts of bad guys, was, when compared to other entries in Marvel moviedom, a minor film. But it was certainly an entertaining endeavor and, by the way, took in just over half a billion dollars at the box office. A sequel was inevitable. And so, with the usual question about the need to see the first film before moving on to the second hanging over it, the answer is a resounding no. The gaggle of writers who fashioned this screenplay took care to include enough information before the opening credits run to allow any newcomers to catch up on whats going on, much of which was hinted at the first time around. Heres a taste: Brilliant inventor Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his brilliant wife and science partner Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), both of whom had the ability to shrink down to ant size, were long ago involved in a save-the-world scenario that ended with Janet going subatomicŽ and vanishing into the Quantum Realm. Now Hank and his daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly) believe that Janet might still be alive, and that only Scott can help them find her. Well, Scott, along with the acquisition of a special technical component thats in the hands of the smarmy villain Sonny Burch (Walton Goggins). Too much to keep track of already? Sorry, theres plenty more. Scott, a divorced dad who gets to see his young daughter on weekends, is going through two years of ankle-braceleted house arrest (due to something that happened in one of those AvengersŽ movies). Hope, who has wings attached to her super suit when she becomes the Wasp, flies around stinging people when shes small, and beating them up when shes tall, especially people like Sonny Burch and his band of thugs. But things go awry when everyone MOVIE REVIEWThe Ant-Man sequel sits at the kids table of the Marvel universeAnt-Man goes large to take care of some oceanic business. [MARVEL STUDIOS] Ant-Man and the WaspŽ€ Written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari € Directed by Peyton Reed € With Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena, Hannah John-Kamen € Rated PG-13By Linda Florea CorrespondentDirector Carlos Asse promises an evening or afternoon of fun and laughter in the Bay Street Players Monty Python musical parody, Spamalot,Ž this weekend and continuing until July 15. Get tickets now for upcoming shows, with the musical Sweet CharityŽ by the Icehouse Players starting July 13 and the farce Charleys AuntŽ by the Moonlight Players beginning July 20. Take a chance at the limelight and audition Sunday and Monday for Into the WoodsŽ at the Melon Patch in Leesburg. Spamalot The Bay Street Players presentation of Monty Pythons musical parody SpamalotŽ continues until July 15 at the Historic State Theatre, 109 N. Bay St. in Eustis In a uniquely irreverent way, the play tells the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and how they came to be. We have an excellent cast, great singing and excellent dancing … you will enjoy it,Ž said director Carlos Asse. What more can you want in a night of entertainment?Ž Rude Frenchmen, cancan dancers, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, killer rabbits, catapulting cows, and the somewhat odd knights who say niŽ are just part of the adventures and dangers awaiting King Arthur and his knights of the very, very, very round table in their quest for the holy grail. Lovingly ripped off from the motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail,Ž SpamalotŽ is a Broadway hit and irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend. Its fun, whether your a Monty Python fan or not … this play is fun,Ž Asse said. Cost: $11 to $21. Details: UpcomingSWEET CHARITYThe Icehouse Players in Mount Dora present the musical Sweet CharityŽ July 13 to Aug. 5. Its 1966. Will dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine find true love at last with a shy accountant named Oscar? Songs include Big Spender,Ž If They Could See Me Now,Ž and Theres Gotta Be Something Better Than This.' Details:CHARLEYS AUNTThe Moonlight Players in Clermont present Charleys AuntŽ July 20 to Aug. 5. Charley and Jack love Amy and Kitty. Amy is about to go away, and Charley thinks he may miss his opportunity to ask for her hand. Then he discovers that his aunt, a Brazilian woman he hardly knows, is coming for lunch and, needless to say, things dont go as planned. Donna Lucia, the aunt, is late, and their friend, Lord Fancourt Babberley, shows up in drag as Donna Lucia. A wild afternoon of mistaken identity, young love, old love, angry uncles, and one beautiful, exotic aunt ensues. Details: AuditionsINTO THE WOODSAuditions for Into the Woods" by the Melon Patch ON STAGESpamalotŽ continues to amuse through July 15Music, food, even foraging among choices for funBy Linda FloreaCorrespondentMusic, food, fun and foraging Music and food are are calling this weekend with the start of the Lakeridge Summer Music Series on Saturday, along with the Mount Dora Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings. Mount Doras July Dining Month adds a special meal, if you choose, after the concert. First Friday events in Clermont and Eustis also bring music and food to the downtown areas for street parties. Lake Eustis has a shoreline clean-up scheduled for Saturday in Ferran Park. Heres whats on tap for the weekend. July Dining Month In conjunction with the July Concert Month, local restaurants offer concertgoers a LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT SCENEClaire Vandiver, pictured, and the duo Esh n Sheif will kick off the Mount Dora Summer Concert Series from 8 to 10:30 p.m. i n Sunset Park, 230 W. Fourth Ave. [TWITTER] Downtown Clermont hosts First Friday Food Trucks from 5:30 to 9 pm. Friday on Montrose Street by City Hall. [FACEBOOK] On Tap this weekend See TAP, C3 See REVIEW, C3 See STAGE, C3


C2 Thursday, July 5, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comSam Smith on touring, therapy, smoking and lip syncingBy Mesfin FekaduThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Sam Smith knows his music is melancholy and emotional, but hes hoping his live shows will be uplifting and feel like a fistful of love,Ž as he put it. The singer, known for down-tempo hits like Stay With MeŽ and Too Good at Goodbyes,Ž launched The Thrill of It All TourŽ in the United States on June 22 in Detroit. Smith will perform at some of the arenas he played three years ago when his 2014 debut album, In the Lonely Hour,Ž dominated the charts. But he said now hes able to do more when it comes to the show „ from the lighting to the set list. We didnt really know what to do actually because everything became very big before we actually had the money to actually afford to put on anything that was a spectacle,Ž he said of his 2015 tour. With this tour, I got to choose songs. I got to really decide what type of show and tour this is,Ž said Smith, who released this sophomore album, The Thrill of It All,Ž last November. I really think you can see, within the show, (the) growth of me as an artist, I hope.Ž Smith talked to The Associated Press about the tour, cutting out alcohol and smoking, and going to therapy for the first time.AP: How have you been prepping to get ready for this tour? Smith: Its very, very tough. Im trying to really discover other joys in life instead of going out drinking and going clubbing. Ive completely stopped drinking. Im working out. I have my trainer on the road with me, which is amazing. I work out every day. Ive just had four weeks off so Ive been eating a lot of really bad food, so Im trying to work that off before I get to New York. Im just being super, super, super healthy. Making sure I go to bed after the shows and rest my voice. Its really looking after myself as much as I can. The time that Im onstage is my time to have fun and thats my time to express and let go. AP: Have you cut out smoking? Smith: Yes. The last year or so, Im embarrassed to say that I did „ I fell into the pit of smoking cigarettes. Im battling it. Im not smoking at all at the moment. When I have my time off in between shows I “ nd it really dif“ cult. But Im pretty certain and sure that Ive kicked it now. I have to. Its so bad for you. Its just affecting my voice. It affects my mood as well, smoking. I feel like Im hurting myself in a way when I do it. So, Ive stopped that. AP: You sing live every night. How does it feel when you see others lip sync? Smith: In general, I “ nd it sad. Its different with the different artists, I feel. ...I dont know for certain, but Im pretty sure some people sing a bit here and there and mime a bit during the show because theyre dancing so hard. Then I understand that because Im not a dancer and I dont know how it feels. If youre singing for a bit of it live, then I get it. Ive got to admit, its something that I “ nd annoying, especially within pop music, because Im someone who has never mimed. Ive never ever mimed my entire life. Whenever people around you are miming, youre kind of expected to do the same amount of work and promo and stuff as all the other artists. But, its hard. I cant do as much promo. I cant sing ” at out every day, all day because my songs are very, very high and demanding for me as a male singer. AP: Do you get to go to concerts? If so, who have you seen recently? Smith: Yeah, I go to shows quite a lot. I try to see all the big pop shows. I saw Beyonces LemonadeŽ stadium tour. Im watching all of her On the (Run Tour)Ž stuff online. Im just obsessed. Its just incredible to watch. My dream person to see that I havent seen is Robyn. I just really want to see her live. I think Id just cry the whole time. AP: Hows it been performing songs from your latest album now that its been out several months? Smith: I look back at this album and sometimes, when Im singing these songs, I worry because I know they are very dark. If you listen to the album its got quite a dark tone to it.Salty SamMusician Sam Smith poses for a portrait Nov. 2, 2017, in New York to promote his latest album, The Thrill of It All.Ž Smith, who launched the North American leg of his tour this week, says though his past shows have been melancholy, his new ones are all about love. [VICTORIA WILL/INVISION/AP] TOP SONGS 1. Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B), Maroon 5 2. I LIKE IT, Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin 3. Born to Be Yours, Kygo & Imagine Dragons 4. Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign), Post Malone 5. SAD!, XXXTENTACION 6. no tears left to cry, Ariana Grande 7. Whatever It Takes, Imagine Dragons 8. Simple, Florida Georgia Line 9. Bed (feat. Ariana Grande), Nicki Minaj 10. Nice For What, Drake TOP ALBUMS 1. Everything Is Love, The Carters 2. Nasir, Nas 3. Liberation, Christina Aguilera 4. The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Various Artists 5. Square Up EP, BLACKPINK 6. Youngblood, 5 Seconds of Summer 7. Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay 8. ?, XXXTention 9. Redemption, Jay Rock 10. Free Rein, RebelutioniTUNES TOP 10 For the week ending June 24 FICTION 1. The President is MissingŽ by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (Little, Brown) 2. The OutsiderŽ by Stephen King (Scribner) 3. Tom Clancy: Line of SightŽ by Mike Maden (G.P. Putnams Sons) 4. Oh, the Places Youll GoŽ by Dr. Seuss (Random House) 5. Shelter in PlaceŽ by Nora Roberts (St. Martins Press) NONFICTION 1. Magnolia TableŽ by Joanna Gaines and Marah Stets (Morrow Cookbooks) 2. Trumps AmericaŽ by Newt Gingrich (Center Street) 3. CalypsoŽ by David Sedaris (Little, Brown) 4. The Plant Paradox CookbookŽ by Steven R. Gundry (Harper Wave) 5. The Soul of AmericaŽ by Jon Meachum (Random House) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. The President is MissingŽ by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (Little, Brown) 2. Tom Clancy: Line of SightŽ by Mike Maden (G.P. Putnams Sons) 3. The OutsiderŽ by Stephen King (Scribner) 4. The Pharaoh KeyŽ by D. Preston & L. Child (Grand Central Publishing) 5. Shelter in PlaceŽ by Nora Roberts (St. Martins Press) NONFICTION E-BOOKS 1. Kitchen Con“ dential: Adventures in the Culilnary UnderbellyŽ by Anthony Bourdain (HarperPerennial) 2. The Plant ParadoxŽ by Steven R. Gundry (HarperWave) 3. CalypsoŽ by David Sedaris (Little, Brown) 4. Bad BloodŽ John Carreyrou (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 5. EducatedŽ by Tara Westover (Random House)BEST-SELLING BOOKS The Wall Street Journals list re” ects nationwide sales of hardcover books for the week ending June 17By Pablo GorondiThe Associated PressCalifornia band Dawes dip their observant takes on our days of angst deep into a tub of 70s folk and soft rock, turning Passwords,Ž their sixth album, into a soothing, sugar-coated collection with a bittersweet lyrical aftertaste. Led by singer-guitarist-songwriter Taylor Goldsmith, the 30-somethings in Dawes must know the catalog of authoritative artists of the era like The Eagles, Jackson Browne and Stephen Bishop to a tee, though they often add a twist or two of their own. The power chords of opener Living In the FutureŽ and a scarily intense guitar solo are a good match for the lyrics, which read like a directory of modern challenges, from keeping your passwords safe and remembering them to feelings of living on the edge and anticipating being pushed off. Feed the FireŽ offers electric sitar and a melody like Stevie Nicks fronting Hall & Oates, while Crack the CaseŽ wishes for a lasting armistice „ Its really hard to hate anyone/When you know what theyve lived through.Ž I Cant LoveŽ buries the lead (you any more ... than I do right nowŽ) and Mistakes We Should Have MadeŽ is an energetic burst into regret with vocal assistance from Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig from indie pop band Lucius. Theres some late 80s Joni Mitchell in Time Flies Either Way,Ž which ends the album with affecting piano playing from Lee Pardini and acts as a possible sequel to Telescope,Ž about a boy whose life never seemingly recovers from his dads departure. Or maybe it still can. Dawes achieve a uniform veneer on Passwords,Ž translucent coats of sound spread over situations and stories well worth listening to.Angst, 70s folk-rock mix well PasswordsDawes (HUB Records) MUSIC & BOOKSMUSIC REVIEW BOOK REVIEW By Oline H. CogdillThe Associated PressAppearances sometimes are not just deceiving but can hide fissures so deep and fractured that tragedy can seem a surprise when it occurs. Michelle Sacks richly explores marriage and parenting „ and the illusions that some couples present to the world „ in her riveting debut, You Were Made for This.Ž To outsiders, Merry and Sam Hurley seem to have settled into an idyllic life in rural Sweden. The Hurleys thrive on being together almost constantly „ an island of threeŽ „ doting on their 8-month-old baby, Conor. Merry has embraced cooking, canning fruits and vegetables from her own garden, and spending precious time with Conor. Sam has regenerated his career filming documentaries and commercials. They insist that they dont miss the chaos of New York City where he was an anthropology professor at Columbia University and Merry was a sought-after set designer. But all that is a charade, like one of Merrys intricate sets. Sam forced Merry to move to Sweden where he had inherited a near dilapidated house from his stepmother. Merry doesnt know that Sam was fired from his job, nor that his work in Sweden is nonexistent. In private, Sam doesnt miss a chance to deride his wife, her former career or her appearance. He condescendingly praises her domestic duties by telling her you were made for this.Ž Merry chafes at Sams control, but does little to help herself. Worst of all, Merry cares nothing for Conor, will let him cry for hours and stay in a dirty diaper when shes by herself.This explores marriage and parenting You Were Made for ThisBy Michelle Sacks (Little, Brown)

PAGE 19 | Thursday, July 5, 2018 C3TodaySTEVENS PUPPETS: At 2:30 p.m. at the Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker Street. Hosted by the the W.T. Public Library. OLD TIME RADIO DRAMA CLUB: At 7 p.m. the “ rst Thursday of each month at Savannah Center, 1575 Buena Vista Blvd. in The Villages. Go to COAST GUARD AUXILIARY „ FLOTILLA 43 MEETING: At 7 p.m. the “ rst Thursday of the month at Mid-Florida Lakes MHP, 200 Forest Drive in Leesburg. Promote recreational boating safety while receiving specialized training and making new friends. Call 407-761-8764 or email READER OF THE PACK: From 4 to 5 p.m. the “ rst Thursday of the month at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. All ages are invited to pet and read a book to the PAWS Therapy Dogs to strengthen reading skills and build reading con“ dence. Call Melissa Curry at 352-728-9790 or email melissa.curry@leesburg” PALETTES AND PETS: From 5 to 7 p.m. the “ rst Thursday of the month at Orlando Cat Caf, 532 Cagan Park Ave. in Clermont. Order a snack and create a canvas painting with guidance from professional artist Kathie Camara. All materials provided. Cost is $35. Registration required. Go to NORTH LAKE TEA PARTY MEETING: From 7 to 9 p.m. the “ rst and third Thursday of the month at Tavares Civic Center, 100 E. Caroline St. Go to for information. LAKE COUNTY FARMERS AND FLEA MARKET: From 8 a.m. to noon every Thursday (except holidays) at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 2101 County Road 452 in Eustis. For information, call Cole Scharlau at 352-357-9692. CRAFTY KIDS: From 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. every Thursday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. Children of all ages are invited to make a craft at the library to take home. Call Penny Richardson at 352-728-9790 or email penny.richardson@leesburg” LADIES THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. CHESS CLUB: From 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Call 352-728-9790 for information. SUPPORT GROUP: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at W.T. Bland Public Library Simpson Farm House, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. For anyone who deals with or has a loved one with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues. Call Logan at 352-483-7434 or email loganandtiger@ for information. MEDITATION: At 4 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Guided meditation followed by discussion. Chairs provided or bring yoga mat. Beginners welcome. Call 352-728-9790 to register. QUILTING SISTERS GUILD: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Thursday at Masonic Lodge, 200 Richey Road. in Leesburg. Call Mary at 352-323-3351 or go to for information. CRAFTERNOONS: From 2 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Bring your current craft project. Call 352-5362275 for information. KIDS ACTIVITY NIGHT: From 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road. Call 352-759-9913 for information. TNT GAMING: From 4 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. For ages 8 to 18. Call 352-728-9790 for information. LEGO CLUB: From 3 to 4 p.m. every Thursday at Fruitland Park Library, 205 W. Berckman St. For ages 5 to 18. Call 352-360-6561 for information. STORY TIME OUR WORLD: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. For ages 5 and under. With music, movement and “ ngerplays. Call 352-728-9790 for information. PRE-K STORY TIME: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mt Dora. Call 352-735-7180 for information. CALENDAR We want to hear from you: Send news releases about arts and entertainment events around Lake and Sumter counties to Include a description, date, time, cost, address, contact name and phone number.EDITORS PICKSummer fun days will be at 10 a.m. July 7 and July 21 at Santas Christmas Tree Forest, 35317 Huff road in Eustis. Cost is $4. Petting zoo, hayrides, mazes, bounce pillow, pony rides and zip line. Hotdogs, barbecue chicken and kettle corn are served daily. Go to http:// [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] Left to right, Sir Lancelot played by Sean Jenness, Sir Robin played by Rick Brees, King Arthur played by Tom Young, Sir Galahad played by Chip Batko, Sir Bedevere played by Mark Thibeau and Patsy played by Gregory Childs, perform during Monty Pythons SpamalotŽ at Bay Street Players in Eustis. [SUBMITTED] Theatre in Leesburg are Sunday and Monday, with rehearsals beginning in late July. The production runs Sept. 7 to 23. All roles are currently available for seven men and 10 women ages teen to over 50. No appointments are needed. Bring a prepared song selection (minimum 16-32 bars) in the style of the material, but not from the show. Live accompaniment provided. Sheet music is required. Be prepared for partnered cold readings from the script, and basic dance/movement may be requested. Details: STAGEFrom Page C1three-course dinner specially crafted by chefs for $35 per person plus tax and gratuity every Friday in July. Participating restaurants include 1921 by Norman Van Aken, Cafe Gianni, The Bavarian Haus and Pisces Rising. Reservations are recommended. A portion of proceeds go to Lake Cares Food Pantry. Lakeridge Summer Music Series Each Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. in July, Lakeridge Winery holds its free Summer Music Series, featuring live bands on the outdoor stage and solo acts at the Wine & Cheese Bar. This week, bring your chairs or blankets to see the Ronnie Duncan Band outdoors, and Beautiful Bobby Blackmon is in the Wine & Cheese Bar. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food is available for purchase, along with complimentary Winery tours and tasting. Mount Dora Summer Concert Series Sunset Park in Mount Dora hosts the Summer Concert Series from 8 to 10:30 p.m. every Friday in July. This week features Claire Vandiver with a mix of electric soul and pop and the duo Esh n Sheif in Sunset Park, 230 W. Fourth Ave. First Friday Food Trucks Downtown Clermont hosts First Friday Food Trucks from 5:30 to 9 pm. Friday on Montrose Street by City Hall. Have some dinner and enjoy the country music of the Eric Von Band, bring the little ones to the kids zone and shop at merchants open late for the event. Street Party in Eustis Get to downtown Eustis for the monthly Street Party featuring music, food and friends. Country band Southern Chaos will be providing entertainment. Guitars and Cars If you love playing music, cars or motorcycles, the Guitars and Cars swap meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Renningers Florida Twin Markets, 20651 U.S. Highway 441 in Mount Dora is for you. You might just just turn up that treasure youve been wanting. A Music Lovers Jam runs noon until 3 p.m., hosted by Jeff DeHollander. Admission is $2, with children 14 and younger admitted free. Details: Summer Fun Days Santas Christmas Tree Forest, 35317 Huff Road in Eustis, hosts Summer Fun Day 10 a.m. Saturday through July 21. The event features a petting zoo, hayrides, mazes, bounce pillow, pony rides and zip line. Hot dogs, barbecue chicken and kettle corn are served daily. The event begins at 10 a.m. this Saturday and July 21 at Santas Christmas Tree Forest, 35317 Huff Road in Eustis. Cost is $4. Go to Lake Eustis Shoreline Cleanup Your weekend could be picking up at the Lake Eustis Shoreline Cleanup, 9 a.m. Saturday at Ferran Park in Eustis. Other cleanup dates are Aug. 4 and Sept. 8. Details: Christine Cruz at 352217-7370 or email Annual Book Sale Stock up on reading material at the annual book sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Lake David Center, 450 S. Lake Ave. in Groveland, for the Friends of the Marion Baysinger Memorial Library. Wild Foods Foraging Classrooms Wondering whats for dinner? Then a Wild Foods Foraging Class is for you from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603 in Bushnell. Join the staff as they forage around the park for wild foods and cook up some dishes to sample. Bring water, sunscreen, hat and gloves. Cost is $3 per vehicle or annual Florida park pass plus $5 per person, 12 and under free. Details: 352-793-4781. TAPFrom Page C1gets to meet the ghostly Ava (Hannah JohnKamen), who also goes by the name Ghost and who, even while wreaking havoc on some of the good guys „ for reasons of revenge „ is physically fading away. More: Theres also Bill Foster (Laurence Fishburne), a long-ago acquaintance of Hank, whos brought into the fold because, as luck would have it, hes a professor of quantum physics, and knows a little something about the Quantum Realm. Yeah, theres too much going on, but the script tries to buffer that by tossing in lots of large vs. small sight gags, having the villains keep showing up at inopportune moments, and splitting the goofiest of line delivery between Rudd and his characters friend Luis (Michael Pena). But the story does what its supposed to do: It keeps returning to the idea introduced at the beginning, that Janet might still be alive and that they must try to find her. Of most importance, Stan Lee shows up at about the 80-minute mark, the ending will confound anyone who hasnt yet seen Avengers: Infinity War,Ž and theres a huge car chase through the streets of San Francisco, which should bring smiles to Michael Douglas fans. Those who dont get this reference should IMDB his 1970s TV work. Ed Symkus writes about movies for More Content Now. He can be reached REVIEWFrom Page C1




DEAR ABBY: I have never been married. I've been perceived as a "playboy" for many years now. I don't mean to be, but when I sense the potential for a passionate romantic encounter with owers, candy, champagne, pot (and an occasional Quaalude), the urge takes over. I was never considered "hot" until I turned 50 and decided to get in shape. I had a hair transplant, a neck lift and lost 25 pounds. Shouldn't I continue to enjoy this? I'm really loving it. But I worry about the comments about my age. I look about 38. -MAX IN THE MIDWEST DEAR MAX: If you are wooing adult women with owers and candy, that's the traditional way of going about it. However, if you are using alcohol, pot and Quaaludes to render them so dizzy they can't refuse your advances, it is considered rape -a prosecutable offense no matter how good you look for your age. If you doubt me, just look at the news.DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are pregnant, and we are arguing over the gender of the baby. We have wanted this child for a long time and had trouble conceiving. I won't care if it's a boy or a girl, but he is adamant that he wants a boy. He has even gone so far as to say that he will be disappointed if it isn't. We nd out the gender this month, and I'm not sure how to prepare or if we should even nd out. Help! -DISAPPOINTED IN OHIO DEAR DISAPPOINTED: Many men fantasize about having a son, a "mini-me" to teach sports to, just as many women dream of having a daughter and what her rst prom will be like or helping her to plan her wedding. When most couples have a baby, the rst thing they do is thank God the baby is born healthy. Little girls have been known to wrap their daddies around their little ngers before they are old enough to walk. The same is true for baby boys and their mothers. Please do not take your husband's spouting off so seriously; it will pass. As to whether you should determine the sex of your baby before birth, consider this: It will give you time to color-coordinate the nursery and layette.DEAR ABBY: My good friend injured her back, so I offered to help out with chores and errands while she recovers. One of the errands was to pick up some groceries, which included items for a barbecue party. No problem. However, I later learned she threw a grand cookout on Memorial Day, complete with boat rides, jet skis, reworks and tons of food -the food I picked up for her. The kicker? I wasn't invited! Am I immature for feeling angry and left out? -TRYING TO BE AN ADULT ABOUT THIS DEAR TRYING: I don't think you are immature. You called this woman a good friend. Unless an important fact was omitted from your letter, your feelings are normal. The only "good friend" in this relationship appears to be you. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018:This year you have more control than you might believe. You could be overly concerned with your image. You might want to change how you project yourself, as you eye a change professionally or within your community. If you are single, you will meet someone of interest when out and about. This bond could be quite sensual. If you are attached, you and your sweetie thrive on your one-on-one time together. The two of you might quarrel sometimes, but you always make up quickly. ARIES frequently judges you.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Expect some highs punctuated by some lows. You might feel buoyant in the morning, but a bout of sarcastic comments from a close friend could affect your mood later in the day. Someone you look up to could have quite an impact on you. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You might have difculty pulling it together. A few sharp words could throw your mood into a downward spiral. Recognize what is going on with the other party involved. Perhaps your expectations are too overwhelming to meet at this point in time. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You could be tired of all the action around you. Sarcasm might not be the best way to force someone to back off; direct communication would work better. Add a touch of diplomacy, and accept responsibility for your feelings. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) An older friend or relative could become quite demanding. This person wants what he or she wants, and might refuse to listen to what you have to say. Create some distance between the two of you, and allow greater give and take. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Avoid putting off a visit or trip. If you can, make a call and reach out to a dear friend or loved one whom you have wanted to see. Making plans with this person puts a smile on your face. Let others know what your priorities are. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Relax, and allow others to take the lead. A partner might appear to be somewhat distant in the morning, but by the afternoon, he or she will open up. The two of you will be able to work through some difcult feelings together. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Others could be moodier than you originally had anticipated. You might feel as if someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Put some space between you and this person, and dont let his or her negativity get to you. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Reaching an understanding could be difcult. Loosen up and let go of a grudge. You might feel a lot better as a result, and others will like relating to you more. Your words could be misunderstood. Be as clear as possible in order to avoid a squabble. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) No one needs to tell you how much energy emanates from you. Just observe what is happening around you. Dont allow a feeling of insecurity or a lack of funds to stop you from socializing. Make the rst move, and refuse to stand on ceremony. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Your serious tone could cause a loved one some concern. Make an effort to reach out to this person later in the day. You even might decide to buy a token of appreciation to let him or her know that you care. Recognize that you arent always easy to relate to. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You might be quite active and assertive, but to someone else it could come across as aggressive. Your supportive efforts toward others will be noticed. Be thoughtful. Open up conversations, and listen to what is being shared. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Be aware of the costs of continuing as you have been. You might be letting self-discipline go by overindulging a bit. Instead of sitting on irritation or anger, try to voice your feelings in an acceptable way. Do not judge others or yourself too harshly. Late bloomer worries he is being labeled a playboy | Thursday, July 5, 2018 C5 license tocruise...Place your auto ad in the and watch it go! Call Classieds Today!352-314-FAST (3278) TODAY IS THURSDAY, JULY 5, the 186th day of 2018. There are 179 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On July 5, 1947, Larry Doby made his debut with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the rst black player in the American League three months after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in the National League. In the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park, Doby, pinch-hitting for Bryan Stephens, struck out in his rst at-bat during the seventh inning; Chicago won 6-5. ON THIS DATE: In 1865, the Secret Service Division of the U.S. Treasury Department was founded in Washington, D.C. with the mission of suppressing counterfeit currency. In 1946, the bikini, created by Louis Reard, was modeled by Micheline Bernardini during a poolside fashion show in Paris. In 1954, Elvis Presley's rst commercial recording session took place at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee; the song he recorded was "That's All Right." In 1984, the Supreme Court weakened the 70-year-old "exclusionary rule," deciding that evidence seized in good faith with defective court warrants could be used against defendants in criminal trials.


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