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LOCAL & STATE | A3BERYL BARRELS ONWARDWeak hurricane inching toward Caribbean @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Saturday, July 7, 2018 75 ¢ Opinion .......................A7 Weather ......................A8 Salute ..........................B1 Faith ...........................B3 Sports .........................C1 Classifieds ...................C7 Volume 142, Issue 188 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 SPORTS | C1FAVORITES FALLING AT WIMBLEDON, BUT NOT SERENA SALUTE | B1CLARENCE RANK PUT HIS RAILROAD SKILLS TO WORK FOR THE ARMY By Andrew HarnikThe Associated PressPYONGYANG, North Korea „ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met for nearly three hours Friday with a top North Korean official in Pyongyang to nail down specifics of commitments on denuclearization made at President Donald Trumps summit with leader Kim Jong Un last month.Pompeo has the crucial task of dispelling growing skepticism over how serious Kim is about giving up his nuclear arsenal and translating the upbeat rhetoric following the June 12 summit into concrete action.Its his third trip to the North Korean capital in as many months, and his first since the summit. At the top of his meeting with Kim Yong Chol, a senior ruling party official and close aide to North Koreas leader, Pompeo quipped about his frequent visits.I was joking that if I come one more time, I will have to pay taxes here,Ž the top U.S. diplomat said. Kim, who has been some-thing of a point man on Washington negotiations for Kim Jong Un, said: The more you come, more trust we can build between one Pompeo in Pyonyang seeks progress on nuke talks(From left) Aide Lisa Kenna, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of East Asian and Paci“ c Affairs Alex Wong, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim and NSC Korea Director Allison Hooker walk into the Park Hwa Guest House after speaking together following a meeting with Kim Yong Chol, a North Korean senior ruling party of“ cial and former intelligence chief, Friday in Pyongyang, North Korea. [ANDREW HARNIK/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Grant PeckThe Associated PressBANGKOK „ A former member of the Thai navys elite SEAL unit who volunteered to help his old comrades in their risky mission to evacuate a dozen boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave has become the first casualty of the mas-sive rescue effort.The death of former Petty Officer 1st Class Saman Gunan early Friday morning during an underwater swim in the partly flooded cave struck a particularly deep chord with Thais, because he was a volunteer on a humani-tarian mission that has riveted the nations attention for two weeks. And as is the case with elite military units all over the world, Thailands SEALs were quick to pay their own heartfelt tribute to their fallen friend.See you in Chiang Rai,Ž was the can-do salutation in a memorial message from other retired SEALs that was forwarded to their buddies in active service at the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in northern Thailand.The determination and dedication of Saman will always be in all of our frogmen hearts. Today Saman rests. We will complete this mis-sion, just as Saman intended,Ž they vowed, signing off with a battle cheer adopted from the U.S. Navy: Hooyah Hooyah Hooyah.ŽThe statement said that Saman was a member of their 30th class who resigned to work as a security officer at Bangkoks Suvarnabhumi Airport since 2006.He is a SEAL member who had knowledge, skill, was an athletic triathlon, and enjoyed adventure sports,Ž it said. Even when he left the Gunan rst casualty of rescue e ortThe body of Saman Gunan, a former Thai navy SEAL who died during an overnight mission, is carried during a repatriation and religious rites ceremony at Chiang Rai Airport, Friday in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand. [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Arrest a davits detail events surrounding Fruitland Park slayingBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comFRUITLAND PARK … The two men and one teen charged with killing a man working on his truck in a garage in April left a lot of clues for police to sift through.We dont mind,Ž Capt. Erik Luce quipped.The clues are helpful, but the group might as well have said cheeseŽ as they raced through a turnpike toll booth without paying, because their faces and the license plate of the car they were in gave investiga-tors a clear, photographic timeline.The Florida Department Murder suspects left a trailYouth, conservative cred not only factors in high court selectionBy Mark Sherman and Jessica GreskoThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Theyre all younger than 55 and con-servative enough to make a first cut. But the four judges who are apparently the finalists for President Donald Trumps second Supreme Court nomination are being measured against a set of questions that go well beyond age and ideology.Presidents weigh all sorts of considerations in deciding on a Supreme Court nomi-nee, often beginning with the big question: Will the choice be confirmed by the Senate? Academic credentials, professional experience and sometimes even gender, race and geographical diversity all can be part of the equation.The stakes are sky high for filling the opening created by Justice Anthony Kennedys imminent retirement. The Finding the right pickAmy Coney Barrett, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit judge, speaks during the University of Notre Dames Law School commencement ceremony, May 19 at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Barrett is on President Donald Trumps list of potential Supreme Court Justice candidates to “ ll the spot vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. [ROBERT FRANKLIN/SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE VIA AP] Burrows Mays Splunge See SUSPECTS, A5 See PICK, A5 See NUKE, A5 See GUNAN, A5


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Prepayments for 3 months or more, mail to: Circulation Dept., the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. Billed monthly at the rates shown. Thursday, July 5 Cash 4 Life: 16-21-28-31-44-4 Fantasy 5: 1-19-21-23-36 Friday, July 6 Pick 5 Afternoon: 5-9-1-0-0 Evening: 6-9-2-4-1 Pick 4 Afternoon: 3-1-5-8 Evening: 3-3-5-5 Pick 3 Afternoon: 8-6-2 Evening: 5-9-0LOTTERY IN BRIEFMILWAUKEEWis. high court sides with “ red conservative professorA former Marquette University professor who wrote a blog post criticizing a student instructor he believed shut down debate against gay marriage shouldnt have lost his job because of what he published, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday.The 120-page decision concluded that the private Catholic school breached its contract with professor John McAdams that guaranteed academic freedom and that he should be immediately reinstated. The university said it would comply with the ruling. The courts 4-2 decision came down on ideological lines, with the conservative majority siding with McAdams.COLUMBUS, OHIOOhio man who tried to help Islamic State gets 6-plus yearsA federal judge has handed down a prison sentence of more than six years for an Ohio man convicted of trying to help the Islamic State group.The 80-month sentence for Aaron Daniels on Friday in Columbus followed his guilty plea last July to a charge accus-ing him of attempting to travel to Libya to join the group. Authorities say Daniels wired $250 to an Islamic State operative in January 2016 and told an undercover infor-mant that he was interested in traveling to commit violence overseas. U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus ordered lifetime court supervision for Daniels after hes released from prison.ISTANBULTurkish journalists sentenced for links to US-based cleric A court in Istanbul convicted six journalists of terror-related charges Friday in a case that heightened concerns over the freedom of expression and media rights in Turkey. The staff members of a now-defunct newspaper received lengthy prison sentences.However, the court acquit-ted five other former journalists for Zaman, a newspaper which was close to a U.S.-based cleric whom Turkey blames for a failed military coup. The cleric, Fethullah Gulen, denies the attempt. The 11 defendants were arrested shortly after the coup. They were charged with membership in a terror organi-zation, attempting to overthrow the government and other crimes. Associated Press The Associated PressHORNBROOK, Calif. „ A wildfire raging through drought-stricken timber and brush near Californias border with Oregon killed one person and destroyed multiple structures as it burns largely out of control, authorities said Friday.No other details were released about the death blamed on the fire that threatened 300 homes near Hornbook, a town of 250 people about 14 miles south of the Oregon border. Its not clear the flames burned homes or other structures like barns.It was one of dozens of fires across the dry American West, fueled by rising temperatures and gusty winds that were expected to last through the weekend. Heat spreading from Southern California into parts of Arizona, Nevada and Utah threatened to worsen flames that have forced thousands of people to evacuate and destroyed hun-dreds of homes across the West.On the California-Oregon border, the fire ignited Thursday and moved swiftly through the region that is home to many retirees, said Ray Haupt, chairman of the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors.It moved so fast Im not sure how much time lagged between the evacuation and when it hit Hornbrook,Ž he said. It hit there pretty quick. We know weve lost homes and lots of structures, including livestock and horses as well.ŽCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency, citing extreme perilŽ to people and property.Farther north in Oregon, authorities urged hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts to avoid forests near the state line. Although the flames have not crossed into Oregon, officials are concerned people in remote areas cant be reached in case they need to quickly evacuate.The areas of concern include the Pacific Crest Trail, Mount Ashland and the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Fire danger could prohibit rescuers from looking for anyone, the Jack-son County Sheriffs Office said.Elsewhere in California, a massive blaze northwest of Sacramento had destroyed nine homes, officials said. Firefighters had begun inspecting the fire zone, which covers an area nearly three times the size of San Francisco.The fire, spanning 140 square miles, was partially contained, but crews struggled in steep, rugged terrain. With the weather getting hotter and drier, and officials said the fire could grow.In San Diego County, a fast-moving wildfire burned a handful of homes.Video from news helicopters showed fire crews running along Interstate 8 in Alpine and trying to quell the flames that were spreading along the side of the freeway as a handful of homes were completely engulfed in flames.San Diego Gas and Electric says nearly 1,700 customers are without power after the fire damaged the electric system.In contrast, rain helped slow the growth of wildfires in Colorado that have burned dozens of homes. But the threat of a deluge raised the possibility of flooding at a stubborn blaze in the southwestern corner of the state.Officials issued a flash flood watch for the 85-square-mile area burned by a fire that started June 1. They say it is just smolder-ing and rain over the coming days should keep it from spreading.Rain helped a fire in the heart of ski country that has destroyed three houses, including the home of a vol-unteer firefighter battling the flames near the resort town of Aspen. Gov. John Hickenlooper visited the area Friday.It also offered relief in the southern Colorado mountains where a blaze has destroyed over 130 homes and forced the evacuation of at least 2,000 properties. The Spring Creek Fire became the third-largest in state history at 165 square miles.In a Utah mountain area, a wildfire that destroyed 90 structures and forced more than 1,100 people to flee was growing, but fire officials hoped to gain more control after their work Friday. Many homes and cabins likely burned, while others may be sheds or garages.The fire spans about 75 square miles near a popular fishing reservoir about 80 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, according to the Utah Division Forestry Fire State Lands.It has forced a 35-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 40 to close since Wednesday, said Sonya Capek, a fire spokeswoman. Officials believe human activity sparked the blaze, but an exact cause hasnt been determined.1 dead as heat stokes blazes in WestIn this photo released Friday by the California Highway Patrol, the Klamathon Fire burns in Hornbrook, Calif. A California of“ cial says a deadly blaze burning near the Oregon border moved swiftly through the rural area that is home to many retirees. [CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] DATELINESJOHANNESBURGIn this March 27, 1998, photo, Nelson Mandela and former U.S. president Bill Clinton look outside from Mandelas Robben Island prison cell, in Cape Town, South Africa. The CEO SleepOut, an organization that was auctioning off a once-in-a-lifetimeŽ night in Mandelas cell, apologized Friday and removed the charity event from its website after the auction raised an outcry among some in South Africa. [SCOTT APPLEWHITE/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]LOS ANGELESIn this Oct. 20, 2016, photo, Stan Lee arrives at the premiere of Doctor StrangeŽ in Los Angeles. A judge on Friday refused to recognize the authority of a lawyer who had obtained an elder-abuse restraining order on behalf of Lee, a move that allowed attorneys for Lees daughter to reassert their representation of the 95-yearold mastermind behind many of Marvel Comics most-recognizable characters. [JORDAN STRAUSS/INVISION VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 3 | Saturday, July 7, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS WILDWOODWildwood man charged with sexual assaultSumter County sheriffs deputies have arrested a man and charged him with sexually assaulting a woman.Walter Lewis, 49, was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexual battery, false imprisonment, and resisting arrest. The sheriffs office received a call from the womans mother at 10:40 p.m., saying her daughter was crying and in fear for her life. She said she did not know where her daughter was. Min-utes later, she called 911 to say her daughter was on her way home.The woman said Lewis threatened to kill her.When deputies went to arrest Lewis in the 8500 block of Northeast 9th Terrace in Wildwood, he resisted arrest, and they had to use a Taser. TAMPA Teen dies in “ reworks explosionPolice say a Florida teen has died in a fireworks explosion.Tampa police tell news out-lets the 16-year-old boy was holding a mortar firing tube and trying to launch it when it exploded late Thursday night.The teen was taken to Tampa General Hospital where he died early Friday morning. Police said the explosion caused injuries to the boys hand and chest.The teens name hasnt been released. An investiga-tion is under way. He was taken to the deten-tion center, where he was held on $15,000 bond. PALM BEACHTrumps Mar-a-Lago seeks 61 foreign workersPresident Donald Trumps Mar-a-Lago Club wants to hire 61 foreign workers for its upcoming season, which begins in November.According to applications filed this week with the U.S. Labor Department, Mar-a-Lago wants to hire 40 waiters and waitresses at $12.68 an hour and 21 cooks at $13.31. On the application, club man-agers attest they cant find enough Americans qualified, willing and available to do the work. Trump has criticized U.S. companies for employing for-eign workers but has defended Mar-a-Lagos hiring practices, saying there arent enough local applicants.Last year the club hired 70 foreign workers under the H-2B visa program, which is for seasonal, non-agriculture employees. Many resorts in the Palm Beach area use the program to find seasonal help.Trump frequently visits Mar-a-Lago from November to May.CLERMONTLocal candidates forum set for ClermontLocal office seekers will appear in a candidates forum Thursday, July 12, at the Clermont City Center, 620 Montrose St., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Residents are encouraged to come out to meet and hear candidates for Clermont City Council, the Lake County Water Authority and the Lake County Commission. After a moderated panel discussion, they will field questions from the audience.The forum is hosted by the Clermont Chain of Lakes Foundation, whose mission includes preserving public access to the region and promoting responsible management of the lakes.For more information, contact Robert Olson at (417) 527-2068.Lewis Accusations against couple include destroying evidenceBy Frank Stanfield frankstandield@dailycommercial.comBUSHNELL … Authorities have arrested a male and female prison guard couple on charges of destroying a body camera that showed him beating a prisoner on Dec. 17 for disrespectingŽ her.Michael Feliciano was arrested on a warrant issued Monday and charged with grand theft, evidence tampering and malicious battery. Donna Lea Fagan was charged with grand theft and evidence tamper-ing, according to the Florida Department of Corrections inspector generals office.ƒanytime any staff member or inmate says anything that he can twist as being disrespectful or whatever to Officer Fagan, Sgt. Feliciano becomes like a loose cannon, and he will get back at them no matter what, Sumter Correctional Institution guard Joshua Crawford was quoted as saying in the in the arrest report.ƒit is very apparent and obvious to everybody that theyre in a romantic rela-tionship,Ž he said.Crawford said he was ordered to take a prisoner to a confinement area for being disrespectful to Fagan.The prisoner, whose name has been redacted from reports, was handcuffed. Crawford said he was taking him to a pre-confinement medical exam. They were on an elevator. When the elevator stopped, Feliciano walked in and grabbed the prisoner from him. Officer Crawford said he immediately turned off his camera and turned awayƒ because he is afraid of Sgt. Feliciano,Ž the report said.He said he said he heard a thump,Ž and Feliciano saying, Do you think this is a joke? Do you think this is a game? You know, dont you ever disrespect her.ŽHe said Feliciano returned the prisoner to him and walked away. However, the prisoner would not get up off the floor. He said he had to use force, then other guards helped him get up off the floor.He said Feliciano contacted him later and asked him if his body camera was on during the attack. He said he was not sure.Guards charged over beating Federal aid, shorter timeline hailed for Lake Okeechobee projectNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE … As calls grow for state action to deal with toxic algae blooms in Southeast and Southwest Florida, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced funding is in place to speed repairs to the Her-bert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee.The Corps Jackson-ville office said Thursday that $514.2 million is heading toward repairs of the dike, which is basically a 30-foot-high earthen structure that surrounds the lake. An overall $17.4 billion in funding for the Corps includes additional money for beach restoration and coastal flood control in Florida.Gov. Rick Scott and other state and federal officials from Florida have been clamoring for increased funding for the dike project, which had been scheduled for completion in 2025. The state approved $50 million in each of the past two years to speed up the federal project, which, with the newly announced money, is now expected to be done in 2022.The dike money has become a political issue as Scott challenges U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in November.Through his campaign, Money ows to dike repair Caribbean islands could begin to feel impact next weekLedger reportBeryl, the 2018 seasons first hurricane, is forecast to strengthen and still be a hur-ricane when it approaches the easternmost islands of the Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center said Friday in a midmorning advisory.At 11 a.m. Friday, the system was about 1,000 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands. It was moving west at 15 mph. Top sustained winds were 80 mph, just 6 mph above the threshold for a hurricane at Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale.The advisory said the storm is expected to speed up over the weekend and into next week and cross the islands of the Lesser Antilles late Sunday or Monday. The chance of some islands receiving direct impacts from wind and rainfall are increasing, according to the Hurricane Center.Hurricane watches could be needed for some of the islands by tonight,Ž Fridays 11 a.m. update said.Beryl then is forecast to weaken and eventually degenerate, but not until it nears Hispaniola, the island that includes Haiti and the Dominican Republic. How-ever, with that said, the Hurricane Center added, But we shall see.ŽThe Weather Channel added in its updated report that Intensity forecasts with tropical cyclones as tiny as Beryl are notoriously difficult.ŽThe Weather Channel also noted with how quickly Beryl developed into a hur-ricane, going from a tropical Tiny Hurricane Beryl intensifying in Atlantic Rick Scotts Senate nancing mostly a mystery, but whats there belies outsider messageBy John Kennedy GateHouse Capital BureauTALLAHASSEE „ Three months since he announced for U.S. Senate, and $10 million in TV advertising later, Floridians still dont know much about who is funding Gov. Rick Scotts free-swinging campaign.Scotts first campaign finance report wont be made public until July 15 „ deep into his bid to unseat three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, who the governor in a flood of TV ads has cast as a political relic and symbol of entrenched Washington.Nelsons last report was in March, showing him with $10.5 million cash-on-hand. And Nelson has reintro-duced himself to voters only with online spots, with a TV campaign not planned until late August.By contrast, Scotts bevy of TV ads portray him as a fresh face ready to take on the establishment.Still, the few glimpses into Scott campaign spending that so far are available show hes hardly an outsider, but rather is relying heavily on support from well-lined pockets of political and cor-porate power.Spending in the Florida Senate race is expected to top $100 million, making it the priciest race in the nation this year. And Scott has been collecting cash aggressively since jumping into the race April 9.Despite the maverick sheen, Scott has crossed the country for fundraisers, including Washington events with House and Senate Majority leaders Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell.In San Francisco, Scott raised money with former Giants managing partner Peter Magowan, and in North Palm Beach with golf hall of famer Jack Nicklaus.Gov. Scott welcomes the support of anyone who shares his view that we need to shake up D.C., which includes implementing reforms such as term limits in Congress, ending wasteful spending through line-item vetoes, and making sure Congress doesnt get a salary unless they do their job to pass a budget,Ž said Kerri Wyland, a Scott campaign spokeswoman.The Rick Scott Victory Fund, a joint fundraising account with the National Republican Senatorial Com-mittee, has reported some of what is certainly multimillions the governor has collected, and possibly enhanced with money from his own pocket.The fund received $671,800 in May, records show, during his first full month as a candidate.Among the donors are many with longtime state Washington outsider?Spending in the Florida Senate race is expected to top $100 million, making it the richest race in the nation. Voters will get their “ rst look at Gov. Rick Scotts campaign “ nances on July 15. [AP FILE] See GUARD, A4 See SCOTT, A4See DIKE, A4 See BERYL, A4


A4 Saturday, July 7, 2018 | Robert J. HrapchakRobert J. Hrapchak, 75, of Eustis, died Monday July 2, 2018. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors, Eustis, FL. TodaysServices IN MEMORY depression at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday to a Category 1 hurricane just 18 hours later.The forecast said Beryl is a compact storm, with hurricane-force winds extending just 10 miles and tropical storm-force winds just 35 miles.The next advisory is scheduled for 4 p.m. EDT.The Palm Beach Post contributed to this reportPrevious storyTropical Storm Beryl„ which just Thursday morning was a tropical disturbance of interest„ developed into the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season overnight, forming in the deep tropics.In a 5 a.m. report from the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Beryl was located about 1,140 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles, a chain of islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea, and moving at 14 mph with maximum sustained wind speeds of 75 mph with higher gusts.On the forecast track, the center of Beryl will remain east of the Lesser Antilles through early Sunday.While the Hurricane Center expects Beryl to strengthen, it is uncertain how strong it will be due to its small size.The Hurricane Center noted that Beryl is a very compact hurricane. Hurricane-force winds currently extend out-ward up to 10 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles.From the Weather Channel: Given barely enough ocean heat content (sea-surface temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit), low wind shear, and its location south of a plume of sinking, dry air known as the Saharan air layer, Beryl intensified quickly from a tropical depression at 11 a.m. Thursday to a Category 1 hurricane just 18 hours later.There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect as of early Friday morning, according to the Hurricane Center.This is a developing story The Ledger will follow and update as new information is released from the National Hur-ricane Center. BERYLFrom Page A3Scott took the opportunity of the Corps announcement to criti-cize Nelson.In April 2017, I announced my goal of fixing the Herbert Hoover Dike by 2022,Ž Scott said in a state-ment from his campaign. Im glad to see that Bill Nelson finally supports my plan.ŽNelson, who in May 2017 was among Florida lawmakers pushing legislation to speed Everglades-restoration projects, spent Thursday in Fort Myers and Stuart talking about the algae issue, and in a tweet he called the Corps new dike timeline huge news.ŽThe repairs are consid-ered an essential step in allowing the lake to hold more water, which would reduce the need for dis-charges into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee river estuaries to the east and west. Residents on both coasts blame polluted water releases from the lake for what has become an annual summer outbreak of toxic algae blooms in the rivers.U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., tweeted that fast-tracking the dike repairs is great news for FL waterways.Ž U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., said the funding clears the deckŽ for officials to focus on other efforts to improve South Florida waters, including a planned reservoir in the Everglades Agricultural Area that is also aimed at helping prevent harmful discharges into the waterways.On Thursday, state Rep. Heather Fitzenha-gen, R-Fort Myers, wrote a letter to Scott request-ing a state of emergency in the Lee County area due to red tide and blue-green algae blooms in the Caloosahatchee River and along the Southwest Florida coast.We must warn our residents and unsuspecting tourists of the potential risks of swimming, fishing, con-suming fish caught from the Caloosahatchee or the Gulf waters and of any other recreational water sports during this outbreak,Ž Fitzenhagen wrote.Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, who is running for the Democratic nomination for governor, on Friday urged Scott to issue an executive order hiring companies to remove algae on the lakes surface.The dike repair money is part of $3.348 billion in federal disaster recovery funds the Jacksonville office is getting to reduce flooding risks in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.Florida is expected to see about $815 million of the federal money, with the bulk … more than $2.5 billion … headed to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.Florida is also getting money for coastal flood risk management in various areas, including Miami-Dade County, $158 million; St. Johns County, $36.8 million; Palm Beach County, $25 million; St. Lucie County, $20.3 million; Flagler County, $17.5 million; and Manatee County, $14.3 million.Also, federal beachhardening projects in Brevard, Broward, Duval, Lee, Nassau and Sarasota counties will each get $2 million. DIKEFrom Page A3At this time Sgt. Feliciano grabbed the camera off his shirt and told him to go inside and get another camera.Ž Feliciano told him to tell the captain that it was the camera he had been wearing.Crawford said Feliciano and Fagan began talking about taking the incriminating camera off prison grounds. Fagan said she would do it.That evening, Crawford said, Feliciano gave him a typed use-of-force report for the prisoner who wouldnt get up off the floor and told him to sign it.Fagan then faked an equipment log pertaining to the body camera.Two months later, in a controlledŽ call from Crawford to Feliciano, Crawford asked if the Inspector Generals office had the body camera. Feli-ciano said he had nothing to worry about. Trust me. Listen, never, ever, ever [will it] be found, I promise you.ŽFagan and Feliciano were taken to the Sumter County Jail. Fagan was held on $10,000 bond, and Feliciano on $11,000. Both posted bail, according to the Sumter County Sher-iffs Office. GUARDFrom Page A3connections to Scott, including:Forough Hosseini, wife of Daytona Beach home-builder Mori Hosseini, who gave $25,000.Mori Hosseini was appointed by Scott to the University of Florida Board of Trustees, and also serves as treasurer of the New Republican PAC, which has aired a TV spot supporting Scott.The day after Scott launched his campaign, the Democratic-allied End Citizens United named the candidate and Hosseini in a complaint with the Federal Election Commission.The Scott campaign dismissed as a smearŽ the charge that the PAC violated finance laws by raising money before he became a candidate.Lakewood Ranch developer and former state senator Pat Neal gave $19,600 to the Scott victory fund. Neal has been a steady contributor to Scott campaigns and helped get him to go along with steering $15 million in state dollars to Sarasotas Nathan Bend-erson Park rowing center, after the governor vetoed initial funding.Other major contributions include several couples deeply tied to state government.George Zoley, founder of GEO Group, the private prison company, and his wife, Donna, gave $67,800; Jeff Vinik, a Tampa Bay-area devel-oper and wife, Mary, part of a group investing $12 million in the Tampa Bay Times, gave $67,800; and James Heavener, CEO of Winter Parks Full Sail University, who Scott also named to the UF Board of Trustees, and wife, Christie, gave $67,800.Scott faces an Aug. 28 Republican primary contest against frequent candidate Rocky De La Fuente. But its clear the governor is looking ahead to Nelson „ and November.Polls show that despite Scotts early TV spending, the race remains a toss-up.Scotts steady stream of TV ads have labeled Nelson a career politician „ in Washington a half-century, although the Democrats total there is actually 30 years. One spot even likened him to a Ford Pinto.Nelson lacks indepen-dence, simply following his partys leadership, Scott ads claim. By contrast, the governor has touted a host of proposed, but hard-to-accomplish, changes for Washington „ including term limits and a freeze on congressional pay when an annual budget fails to pass.Nelson campaign spokeswoman Carlie Waibel said Scott has always put himself and his donors first, and this election year is no different.ŽShe added, His empty rhetoric is just another reminder Rick Scott will do or say anything to get elected, but the reality is hes just done a bad job as governor.ŽNelsons biggest contributors include Harris Corp., the Melbournebased technology giant, which gave $135,125; the Akerman Law Firm, which gave $72,425; and the League of Conserva-tion Voters, which gave $70, 778, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign spending.The New Republican PAC, which Scott led to help Donald Trumps presidential campaign, spent $3.5 million last month for a TV spot repeating the Scott cam-paigns themes against Nelson.Its biggest donors include Greg. E. Lind-berg, founder of a North Carolina international investment firm, who gave $300,000; the Comprehensive Care Group in Doral, which gave $250,000; Thomas McInerny, CEO of a Connecticut private equity firm, who gave $150,000; and The Villages retirement community, which gave $100,000.Along with the FEC matter involving the PAC, Sarasota County Democratic Party Chair Joanne DeVries filed a later complaint with the commission accusing Scott of raising money before he announced his candidacy „ arguing that should have required him to file his first cam-paign finance report in April.Scott allies apparently were compelled to even the score on complaints.Former Florida Repub-lican Party Chair Leslie Dougher filed a Senate Ethics Committee complaint against Nelson for campaigning inside a Panhandle government building, and followed that last month with an FEC complaint about the Democrats campaign signs. SCOTTFrom Page A3Sen. Bill Nelsons last campaign report in March showed $10 million cash on hand. [AP FILE]

PAGE 5 | Saturday, July 7, 2018 A5 PICKFrom Page A1new justice has the potential to entrench conservative control of the Supreme Court for years to come.Here are some of the pluses and minuses for each of the presumed leading candidates, in alphabetical order:Amy Coney Barrett, 46, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th CircuitIf Trump is looking to make history, Barrett could have some appeal. If shes chosen and confirmed, it would be the first time four women would serve together on the nine-member Supreme Court. In addition, she is the youngest of the leading candidates, and Trump has said he wants his nominee to serve for decades. Barrett, a longtime law professor at the University of Notre Dame, also served as a law clerk to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who is beloved by conservatives. And she recently made it through the confirmation process, with the Senate approving her nomina-tion to be an appeals court judge in October. Three Democrats voted for her then.But Barretts recent ascension to the appeals court means she does not have the long, conserva-tive record that lawmakers on the right find reassur-ing. Barrett is also seen as a potentially divisive nomi-nee because of statements shes made about her Catholic faith and about abortion. In her 20s she co-authored a paper that said Catholic judges, if they are faithful to church teachings, are morally precludedŽ from enforcing the death penalty. At her recent confirmation hearing, however, she said it was never permis-sible for judges to follow their personal convictions in deciding a case. Thomas Hardiman, 52, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd CircuitHardiman was a runner-up when Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the high court in 2017. He might appeal to Trump if the president is looking for someone from a blue-collar background. Hardiman was the first in his family to attend college, at the University of Notre Dame, then helped pay for his law school education at Georgetown by driving a taxi. Hardiman has some notable opinions in his 11 years on the appeals court that could appeal to Trump, including upholding strip searches of jail inmates, even those arrested on minor charges, backing collection of genetic evidence from people at the time of their arrest, and dissenting from a ruling that upheld gun regula-tions in New Jersey. Brett Kavanaugh, 53, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colum-bia CircuitRoughly 300 opinions in 12 years as a judge and a raft of legal articles and speaking engagements make Kavanaugh the most prolific of the prospective nominees. He is widely viewed as a skilled, conservative judge on what is often called the second most powerful court in America. His opinions include several dissents that were later vindicated by Supreme Court majority opinions. Kava-naugh, who worked on the investigation that led to President Bill Clintons impeachment, later wrote that he thinks presidents shouldnt have to deal with criminal investigations or civil lawsuits while in office „ a view that Trump might find attractive. He attended Yale both as an under-graduate and law student, and served as a law clerk to Kennedy. He is active in his local Catholic church and as a coach for his daughters basketball teams. NUKEFrom Page A1another.ŽTheir talks lasted 2 hours and 45 minutes. They were held at a state guesthouse complex located a short drive from the gargantuan mausoleum where North Koreas founding leader Kim Il Sung and his succes-sor Kim Jong Il lie in state.Pompeo was expected to hold further meetings on Saturday. It was not clear whether any progress was made in Fridays discus-sions and whether Pompeo would be meeting directly with Kim Jong Un, as he had done on his previous visits.On the flight to Pyongyang, Pompeo said both sides made commitments at the Singapore summit on the complete denucleariza-tion of North Korea and on what a transformed rela-tionship between their two countries might look like.On this trip, Im seeking to fill in some details on these commitments and continue the momentum toward implementation of what the two leaders promised each other and the world. I expect that the DPRK is ready to do the same,Ž Pompeo said, using the initials for North Koreas official name.One hoped-for breakthrough would be the return of the remains of U.S. troops killed during the 1950-53 Korean War. North Korea committed at the summit to the imme-diate repatriationŽ of remains already identified, but that hasnt happened yet.Just before Pompeos arrival, the Norths state-run media lobbed a warning shot at Washington over its criticism of the Norths human rights record.The criticism, published on North Koreas government-run Uriminzokkiri website, said Washington should stop provoking the North with an anachronistic human rights racketŽ at a time of diplo-matic attempts to improve ties. GUNANFrom Page A1department, he still loved and bonded with his SEAL team brothers, no matter what activity the SEAL team held, Saman would always participate in activities, right until his last minute.ŽSaman left us while working with his SEAL team brothers at a time where all frogmen put their arms around each other and move forward to complete the mission that is set.ŽNavy SEAL commander Rear Adm. Arpakorn Yookongkaew separately explained the ethic driving the SEALs mission and why Samans death would not deter them from their course.We have been trained to always be dealing with risks,Ž he said. Therefore, whether its sickness or death, they are things that we are always facing because thats how were trained. I want to confirm that we have never lost morale, and are still in high spirits. We will not let our fallen brother die in vain.ŽArpakorn told report-ers Samans role was to place oxygen canisters on the route within the cave the active SEALs are using to reach the trapped boys.When Saman placed the canisters he was on his way back and while he was returning he had lost conscious-ness. His buddy partner tried to give him first aid but when those efforts did not succeed he was brought back to chamber three,Ž referring to part of the cave that has become a staging area for the operation.And when he reached chamber three, we tried to care for him some more but he lost consciousness and never regained it so we sent him to the hospital,Ž said Arpakorn.Saman was 38 and is survived by his wife, his colleagues said.He also left behind a selfie video taken on June 30, just before boarding the navy plane that took him north for his final mission.Loaded all my stuff on to the plane. Im ready to fly to Chiang Rai,Ž he says, while also noting who else was on the flight.See you at Tham Luang in Chiang Rai,Ž says Saman. May good luck be on our side to bring the boys back home.Žof Transportation has its own investigators,Ž Luce said, and theyre awesome.ŽArrest affidavits for Matthew A. Splunge, 16, of Orlando, Larry D. Bur-rows, 23, of Orlando, and Tracy L. Mays Jr., 18, of Leesburg, describe events surrounding the slaying of Scott Behney, 58, of Penn-sylvania, on April 10.Police were called to a garage at 801 S. Dixie Ave. at 11:15 p.m., by a witness who heard gunshots.Behney was dead on the floor, with a gunshot wound to the head.Fruitland Park Detec-tive Brian Hilberer said in his report that he noticed blood drops leading from the spent shell casings to where the victim was lying.Ž The shell casings would prove to be important. The blood might become vital evidence, too.One neighbors security camera video didnt show anything, but it did record the sound of gunfire. A neighboring business camera, how-ever, showed a dark sedan driving by at 11:07 p.m. Seventeen seconds later it did a U-turn just north of the crime scene. Twenty-four seconds later, the same vehicle passed by the garage again, this time traveling south.Local police got a huge break on My 4 when two Orlando police officers spotted a black 2011 Honda Accord with a tag assigned to a trailer instead of a car. By the time they turned around and caught up with the vehicle, the three people in the car had bailed out and were running through back yards.Inside the car was a stolen black handgun sticking out of the space between the front drivers seat and the center console.The Florida Depart-ment of Law Enforcement crime lab compared tool marksŽ on spent shell cas-ings from the gun with casings in a national data base called the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network, or NIBIN.The computer spit out two potentialŽ matches: one to a 2016 crime in Orlando, and the other to the Fruitland Park murder, and the sleuths were just getting started.On May 7, FDOT investi-gator Justin Willits called to say that the car had passed through the Lake County toll plazas to the Florida Turnpike on April 10 at 9:35 p.m., more than 1.5 hours before the car was recorded on surveillance video pass-ing the garage.At 11:41 p.m., the same car went through the toll booth again, this time headed toward Orlando. The time it takes to drive from the crime scene to the toll booth is about 30 minutes, police said. Willits also provided photographs of two black males in the front seat of the car.On May 9, the car was towed to the Lake County Sheriffs Office.Inside the car, detectives found a Winnie Palmer Hospital visitors badge with Burrows name and picture on it dated April 10. The woman who owns the car and Burrows have had a child together.Investigators also found receipts in the car, includ-ing one dated April 15 for ammunition purchased at Wal-Mart.The hospital surveillance system shows Burrows at the hospital on April 10 with a man police later identified as a witness.Wal-Mart video identi-fies Burrow and a witness.Detectives also found a cell phone in the car.On May 22, the Orange County Sheriffs Office conducted a search warrant on a motel room that had been occupied by Bur-rows, his girlfriend and a witness. Burrows and the witness were arrested on unrelated charges.The girlfriend, in an interview with an FDLE agent, identified Burrows in the toll booth photo.The witness, whose name has not been released, began to talk. He identified Burrows in the photo and the front seat passenger as Mays, whose nickname is Man Man.Ž He said he was sitting in the back seat with Splunge and a witness nicknamed Rodie,Ž and another man known as Gucci.ŽHe said they were going to go to Lake County to steal cars.They saw a man working on his truck in the garage and stopped. He said Burrows told Mays and Splunge to rob him. Splunge had a rifle, Mays a handgun, he said.Within seconds, he heard gunshots and the two ran back to the car. Mays had been stabbed in his left side, he said.On May 24, FDLE learned that Mays was locked up in Walton County for violat-ing probation on a case out of Lake County. He said the last time he was in Lake County was in the summer of 2017. However, when confronted with the toll booth photos, he identified himself and Burrows. He admitted the group had gone to Lake County that night to steal cars.He then looked up at the security camera inside the detention facility and mouthed the words, I want a lawyer.Ž He said he had watched many epi-sodes of First 48,Ž so he knew to ask for a lawyer. The investigators served him with a search warrant, however, and obtained a DNA sample and photo-graphed his body, including a wound on his left side.Splunge, despite his youth, was equally cagey. He said he had been in the Honda once before, to get girls,Ž but denied having any involvement in the robbery. ƒSplunge got up and walked out of the room without saying any-thing further.ŽBurrows didnt hold anything back. He told investigators he stopped the car when they saw the man in garage and asked Mays and Splunge if they wanted to check it out.Ž He confirmed the witness accounts of the handgun and the rifle, abandoning the car and leaving the gun and his cell phone inside. He said Splunge and Mays argued about who had fired the fatal shot.Assistant State Attorney Hugh Bass said the witnesses will not be charged with felony murder. They either said they were going to steal cars or get girls.ŽIt is early in the case, he said. No video has been released in discovery. More evidence will be gathered, Luce said, including check-ing to see if any calls were made on the cell phone that might pinpoint locations and times.Even the real names of GucciŽ and RodieŽ have not been released.It is unlikely it will go to trial before late 2019, Bass said.As for the victim Behney, a visitor who planned to go to Leesburgs Bikefest, he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.You have to understand the world they come from,Ž Luce said of the suspects. They dont have any regard for life. They are on a mission, and if you get in their way theyre going to make you pay.Ž SUSPECTSFrom Page A1Scott Larue Behney, 58, of Denver, Pennsylvania, was shot and killed during a robbery while he worked alone in a Fruitland Park garage. [FACEBOOK]


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PAGE 7 | Saturday, July 7, 2018 A7 Its been a week since a gunman stormed into the Capitol Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, and murdered five employees. Rob Hiassen, an editor and columnist. Wendy Winters, a community correspondent. Gerald Fischman, an editorial page editor. John McNamara, a veteran sports reporter. Rebecca Smith, a sales assistant. They came to work that Thursday at the Capital Gazette, a community newspaper just like the Daily Commercial. They were doing their jobs when they were gunned down by a man who apparently had a long-standing grudge with the newspaper. Unfortunately, this mass murder could have happened at any newspaper in America. Community newspapers like the Capital Gazette „ or the Daily Commercial „ are occupied by hometown journalists who live and work with the people we cover. Sometimes, people dont like what we write „ so we get angry phone calls, or the cold shoulder at church. We learn to accept it as part of the job. Daily Commercial reporters write dozens of positive stories about things in our towns every month. But its also our job to write about things people dont want others to know. Crimes. Political corruption. Mismanaged finances. So, reporters become accustomed to criticism and scrutiny that sometimes bubbles into anger. When we write honestly about these things, people often portray it as bias, or persecution. But reporting the truth is our mission, and to abandon it would mean desecrating the principles reporters are taught to believe in. These are strange times. The level of anti-press sentiment has been whipped into new heights by people who dismiss factual reporting as fake newsŽ and call for violence against journalists. Jarrod Ramos, the accused shooter, was angry over a 2011 story detailing his behavior toward a woman on social media. He sued for defamation in 2012, and lost. Even after the columnist who wrote the story about Ramos left „ along with the publisher he named in the suit „ Ramos continued to post taunts and threats on his Twitter account through July 2016. Then he went quiet. What happened between then and Thursday? What convinced him to take the lives of people hed almost certainly never met, who had done him no harm? We dont know. We count ourselves fortunate that we live in a country where press freedom is still valued, even if the nations media is under concerted attack. In other nations, the toll is much higher. Over the last five years, 330 journalists have been killed around the world. The Capitol Gazette massacre was shocking partly because such violence against journalists is rare in America. The Capitol Gazette murders couldnt kill the resolve of the surviving staffers. I can tell you this: We are putting out a damn paper,Ž Capital Gazette reporter Chase Cook tweeted the afternoon of the shootings. We mourn our colleagues in Annapolis. On Thursday, the news staff of the Daily Commercial and its colleagues throughout the GateHouse Media chain, paused at 2:33 p.m. „ the time of the Capitol Gazette massacre „ for a moment of silence to honor our fellow journalist in Annapolis. Like the Capital Gazette, we and other newspapers in this nation will continue to do our jobs. We stand with all those who fight to publish stories that might not be popular, that wont make people happy „ but need to be told.OUR OPINIONStanding with Capital Gazette ANOTHER OPINION The moral character of our nation On June 12, 2018, four innocent children were murdered in cold blood. A responding Police Officer was critically injured. The lives of other first responders and residents of the community were placed in jeopardy. The assailant was a convicted felon under the supervision of the Court and had a history of domestic abuse. Previous accounts of his actions reveal a severe mental disorder may have also played a factor. While all of the above will come under both scrutiny and debate as it associates to previous mass murders the one factor that is irrefutable is the weapon of choice, a firearm. While many will offer our prayers and thoughtsŽ and decry this is not the time to politicizeŽ the gun control debate our children are being slaughtered in mass. While we wring our hands discussing placing professional law enforcement and arming school personnel, hardeningŽ our classrooms, limiting access and egress from schools and proposing millions be spent in a false hope of safety. These children were not in a school. The victims in Las Vegas were not in a school. The victims in Aurora, Colorado were not in school. The victims in Sutherland Springs, Texas, were not in school. The culprit is the proliferation of firearms in this country and all in the name of profit. Our elected officials gleefully accept money from firearms proponents and lack the character to take a stand for the innocent victims while they feign sympathy for the families of the victims. Our elected representatives reflect the true judge of the moral character of a nation.Michael J Vicchiarelli, Leesburg Do not merge Education and Labor departments The White House has unveiled a plan to merge the Education and Labor departments into a single Cabinet agency: the Department of Education and the Workforce. This should never be allowed to happen. Education needs to remain separate. Our educational system must not be simply a feeder for the workforce. That is a small part of the good it provides. Primarily, the educational system exists to promote a high functioning democracy. Such a system will only survive with a wellinformed, properly educated populace. In recent decades, weve started looking at everything through a business lens. Maybe that begins to explain how weve lost our way. We were more focused on providing the economic system with workers than the underlying democracy with informed voters.Alan Harris, Clermont Weve been kind to immigrant children Are we really inhumane? The news cycle implies that we are mishandling the immigrant situation by temporarily isolating children from their parents. But those children are getting food, clothing, medical care, education and recreation. It looks like this is better than Ellis Island. How do we pay for this? Three-fourths of our income taxes go for the military, medical care and debt service. We have only 25 percent of our money left to pay for everything else. Do we really have enough money to give foreign aid to Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras and still pay for the care of these illegal immigrants and their children? It is no wonder that these people want to escape. I understand that there is so much political unrest, unemployment, gang activity and violent crime in their homeland. But we are taking care of the children. I just do not see how we can be called inhumane.Howard Vesser, Lady LakeLETTERS TO THE EDITORAs a retired university faculty member living in a college town, I have lots of opportunities to talk with undergraduate students as they approach graduation. Having been part of the community for almost 50 years, I welcome the chance to engage in conversations about employment and job-search strategies. After all, I may be able to help. When I ask what sort of work they are seeking, my young friends frequently say, I want to work with a nonprofit. Im looking for a good job, and I want to make the world a better place.Ž You can certainly do some good in the sector, but nonprofits dont have a monopoly on helping society. In fact, every time a customer checks through the grocery store line and voluntarily swaps money for something they prefer „ the food in the cart „ the world is a slightly happier place, thanks to the mutually beneficial transaction between the grocery store owner and the customer. Exactly what is a nonprofit?Ž I sometimes ask students in response. What do Harvard, the Mayo Clinic, the American Petroleum Institute and the AFL-CIO have in common?Ž The answer, of course, is that they are classified as such and do not pay income taxes on their after-expense revenues. They generally do not pay property taxes, either. While these organizations would not survive without positive cash flow, they avoid turning over 30 percent or more of their net revenue to government tax collectors. They can use the untaxed earnings to grow the enterprise. This, presumably, is what the body politic desires: more education, healthcare, petroleum information sharing, lobbying, and union activity. Accordingly, these and a host of other activities enjoy a nice financial advantage. Tax breaks and a supply of bright, eager college graduates is a nice recipe for growth. But, of course, theres more to the story. By any conventional measure, Americas nonprofit economy is prospering. As measured by 2015 employment, nonprofits formed the nations third-largest economic sector with 11.5 million workers, ranking just behind retail sales and manufacturing. In fact, the sector has been growing faster than its for-profit counterparts. Healthcare, with 54.1 percent of total nonprofit employment, is the largest subsector, followed by education with 15.6 percent and social assistance with 12.1 percent. Vermont had the highest percentage of nonprofit workers in 2015, at 18.1 percent, followed by Maine with 18.0 percent and New York and Rhode Island with 17.5 percent each. As might be expected, the District of Columbia beat the states, with a whopping 26.2 percent of its labor force employed by nonprofits. What about my student friends who „ due to their admirable idealism „ want to make the world a better place? Are they right in thinking that they might do more good at a nonprofit hospital, inner city school, or research center (like the several that Ive been associated with over my career) than by running a grocery store, operating a farm and growing food, or working in a cancer research lab with a pharmaceutical company? Are these businesses not also doing good? Why does making a profit and paying taxes seem like such a bad thing? When I ask this question, I get a twofold response. The first part has to do with motivation: Somehow, those who are motivated to generate positive cash flow and pay taxes are more selfish than nonprofit workers who seek positive cash flow but do not pay taxes. Of course, taxpaying firms help fund government services that are vital to the success of all, nonprofit and for-profit alike. The second answer has to do with the nature of the activity itself: Organizations that seek to heal the sick, lift up the fallen, and educate the masses have the right stuff.Ž My young friends have a greater sense of certainty that these nonprofits are making the world a better place. But those grocery store operators, farmers and pharmaceutical chemists cant be discounted. Nor can those restaurant operators who get to work early so that they can prepare us some good meals. Maybe earning a profit and paying taxes is not such a bad idea, after all. Bruce Yandle is an affiliated senior scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and dean emeritus of the Clemson University College of Business & Behavioral Science.ANOTHER OPINIONNonpro t heydays and making the world better OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250


A8 Saturday, July 7, 2018 | By Ellen KnickmeyerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON Taking over from an ambitious predecessor known for seeking out the rich, powerful and conservative, the Environmental Protection Agencys newly named acting chief has promised to reach out to anxious staffers throughout the demoralized agency and to lawmakers of both politi-cal parties.By late afternoon Friday, there had been no public com-ment from either Scott Pruitt, whose resignation President Donald Trump announced Thursday after months of Pruitts ethics scandals, or Andrew Wheeler, the Wash-ington veteran and former coal lobbyist who Trump announced as the agencys acting head.In an email sent out to EPA staffers Thursday night and obtained by the Associated Press, Wheeler said he was honored to take temporary leadership of the agency where he started his Washington career in the early 1990s, as an EPA employee dealing with toxic sub-stances and other matters. I look forward to working hard alongside all of you, Wheeler wrote agency employees.Pruitt, Oklahomas attorney general at the time of his EPA appointment, had embraced the perks of office in Wash-ington. He instituted unusual and costly round-the-clock protection for himself, flew premium class to Europe and North Africa, and directed agency staffers to help seek housing for his family, high-dollar employment for his wife, and pleasures such as luxury lotion and tickets to top sporting events.Trump had praised Pruitt for his regulation-trimming ways at EPA. On Thursday, however, Trump said Pruitt himself had concluded the EPA chiefs ethics scandals were too much of a distrac-tion and was stepping down.Some EPA staffers linked to Pruitts tumultuous 17-month tenure feared for their jobs Friday, former top staffers under Pruitt said. That included the roughly 20 members of a security detail Pruitts EPA had created to guard him around the clock.The guards were originally trained for investigating environmental crimes. The agencys security officials are expected to decide what level of protection Wheeler needs.Theres definitely that fear of a shake-up among Pruitts remaining political appointees, said Kevin Chmielewski, the former deputy chief of staff who fell out of favor with Pruitt after questioning spending. This is the follow-up stories, the peoples lives hes affected, going down to the agents and everyone else.Some scientists and other career staffers, who learned of Pruitts departure through news and social media on Thursday, quietly expressed relief, Elizabeth Southerland, who quit last year as the science director at the agencys Office of Water, said after hearing Thursday and Friday from many still at the agency.Worry and relief at EPA after scandal-plagued chiefs exitEPA Administrator Scott Pruitt talks with local media following a March 29 press conference after taking a tour of the Black Thunder coal mine outside of Wright, Wyo. [JOSH GALEMOR/THE CASPER STARChinese immigrant says sudden boot from US Army was like being dropped from heaven to hellBy Martha Mendoza and Garance BurkeThe Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO Grow-ing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies and studied the ideals of democracy. He jumped at the chance to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University.In 2016, Zhao enlisted in the U.S. Army as part of a special recruitment program offer-ing immigrants in the country legally a path to citizenship.The future, he said, was bright. Now, he is one of the dozens of immigrant recruits and reservists struggling with abrupt, often unexplained mili-tary discharges and canceled contracts. They traded being willing to risk their lives for the prospect of U.S. citizenship, a timeworn exchange thats drawn linguists, medical spe-cialists and thousands of other immigrants to the military since the Revolutionary War.Its just like youre dropped from heaven to hell, Zhao told The Associated Press on Friday.It is unclear how many men and women who enlisted through the special recruitment program have been ousted from the Army, but immigration attorneys told the AP that they know of more than 40 recruits who recently have been discharged or whose status has become questionable.Some recruits say they were given no reason for their discharge. Others said the Army informed them theyd been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defense Department had not completed background checks on them.The Pentagon said Friday that there has been no policy change since last year, when Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said no one could enter basic training without completion of a background investigation.And Army spokeswoman Cynthia O. Smith said that any enlistee entering the military undergoes security screenings.Each recruit undergoes an individualized suitability review and the length of time for the review is dependent upon each individuals unique background, Smith said.Zhao, 31, said his ship out date to basic training was delayed for two years as he underwent background checks, counterintelligence interviews and rigorous reviews added as requirements for immigrant enlistees.Discharge a shock to PhD candidatePanshu Zhao is one of dozens, if not more, devastated immigrant military recruits and reservists struggling this summer with abrupt and often inexplicable discharges and cancelled contracts. [PANSHU ZHAO VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 9 | Saturday, July 7, 2018 B1 SALUTETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Town: Webster Branch of service and rank: Marines, corporal, served in Iraq Enlisted or drafted? Enlisted. My whole familys marines. What did you do in the service? reconnaissance Why was it important? We were the best of the best. We got the information. We went in front of others. We gathered intel. What is your most important memory from service? The camaraderie. What did you like least about service? There was no least. What do you want people to understand about war? Its not just a bad thing. Its to “ x problems in other countries. In Iraq and Afghanistan it was hopefully to keep the sleeper cells and terrorists out of the U.S.CHAT WITH A VETERANANDREW ROSACKER TODAYMONTHLY MEETING: At 2 p.m. the “ rst Saturday of each month at Leesburg Airport Administration Building, 8807 Airport Blvd. Sunshine State Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force. Call Jake at 678-590-6600. DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Saturday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to BUFFET: From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. With biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs and pancakes. Cost is $6.50. Free to “ rst responders with ID and kids under 6. Call 352-483-3327. WINGS AND KARAOKE: At 2 p.m. every Sunday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail. com or go to MEETING: At 6 p.m. the second Monday of every month at John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St. in Fruitland Park. Call 352-7872338 for information. CARE PACKAGES FOR TROOPS: From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Drop off and label "care package for our troops." Call 352-430-4355 or email CHICKEN WINGS, PIZZA AND CORNHOLE: At 5 p.m. every Monday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992. org.TUESDAYBINGO: At 1:01 p.m. every Tuesday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in CALENDAR Combined Arms: WLBE valued partner in the fight WLBE-AM 790 General Manager and morning show host Ron Bisson has been in radio a long time … and he has used that platform to support a number of local and regional veterans initiatives. As of zero-dark-thirty yesterday, Ron is loaning those golden pipes of his to promote the Daily Commercials longstanding and energetic efforts on behalf of those who wear … or have worn … the cloth of our nation. Last spring, Ron was a major player (pun intended) in the USMC Combat Correspondents Golf Tournament, benefiting the Wounded Warriors Foundation and others. He jocks at our areas unapologetically classic country station … but his hobbies and interests tend to cover the waterfront. Kinda reminds me of a Darius Rucker (speaking of getting back to country roots) throwback cover story in Rolling Stone that highlighted Hootie and the Blowfishs hard-tocategorize approach to their music and lives. For Ron, the mix naturally includes not only quality time spent on Lake and Sumter County golf courses but also NASCAR, major league baseball and college football ƒ and veterans. The vet piece is because of my dad,Ž he says. And in his honor.Ž Army Cpl. Alfred Bisson fought in Italy and France in World War II, and the French-Canadian born soldier was especially valued as a translator during events surrounding the Normandy Invasion. He kept serving, too,Ž says Ron of his father. After the war, Dad was chaplain of his American Legion post in Maine for 30 years.Ž SAVED ROUNDS: Shoutout to Leesburg High grad Marine Sgt. Eric M. Smith, who continues to serve and make incredible memories at his current posting in the National Capital Region (NCR). We cant go into excessive detail about Erics duties in this space, but but suffice to say, he has had extensive, official interaction with residents of a place on Washingtons Pennsylvania Avenue. € € € Chase Hippler, grandson of Eustis Lib Hippler … and son of EHS alumnus Lt. Col. Chuck Hippler, USAF (ret) and wife Rose-Marie … has a most interesting summer job. Chase is teaching glider acrobatics at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. This fall, he enters his final year as a zoom jockey from the RockiesŽ and looks forward to following in his Dads footsteps by earning a slot to flight school upon graduation. € € € Veterans are everywhere, including about 350 currently residing in Cornerstone Hospice facilities in seven Florida counties. George Wanberg, director of milvet ministries at theCross Mount Dora Church, asks LZ Lakehawk readers to remember these former military men and women in prayer. And when you can,Ž George asks, please visit.Ž Input, questions, corrections for LZ Lakehawk? Contact Keith Oliver via LAKEHAWKWLBEs Ron Bisson ghts … and plays … hard for vets Keith Oliver By Keith Oliver CorrespondentALTOONA „ He was a railroad man and the son of a railroad man, and when the U.S. Army drafted Clar-ence Rank for service in the Korean War, a railroad man was just what they needed.I talked them into it at Fort Eustis (Virginia),Ž said Rank, 88, a resident at Altoonas Lakeview Terrace.Rank was initially stationed behind a typewriter, owing to the Wisconsin natives speed and accuracy. But I had done my homework,Ž he said. I knew the trains in Korea were built in the U.S. and had the same gauge as ours.ŽAnd Clarence Rank loved trains.I worked with my father on steam locomotives when I was a kid,Ž he said, I knew what it was to work in weather 32 degrees below zero with no mittens or gloves, and by the time I was 21 I was a night switchman on the Green Bay Western Line.I was pretty certain I would be drafted during the Korean War, so I went to see the Army recruiter ahead of time and told him where they needed to send me (the Armys transporta-tion command at Fort Eustis) and what my military occu-pational specialty needed to be (rail brakeman),Ž Clar-ence recalled.Plus, I knew that if I was drafted and was able to serve as a railroad man, industry policy dictated that my time in the Army would simply roll into my railroad pen-sion,Ž he said.Boot camp was pretty easy for the confident Rank, who had been an honor student at Green Bays Central Catho-lic High School. Another advantage was having played trombone in the marching band (The trombone play-ers had to be in the front row,Ž he noted), so Army close-order drill was a snap.And turns out I was a pretty good shot with the M1 Rifle,Ž he said.And, yes, he did endure his share of ribbing over his last name, .e.g., Whats your rank, Rank?ŽOnce Clarence made it over to Korea, he became part of an interesting rail lash-up that included a colonel, a sergeant and two Koreans.Ž The latter served as translators and, frankly, did most of the manual labor,Ž he said. Our job was to provide the expertise and oversight.ŽThe crews main mission was to run the PX Train,Ž a steam locomotive pulling seven cars laden with razor blades, candy bars and other popular troop items making stops in and around Seoul.We slept on that train,Ž he said. It was a most inter-esting and unusual tour of duty compared to what many of my boot camp col-leagues were subjected to.But you go where assigned,Ž he said, and seasoned logisticians in echelons far above my own knew that trains, including PX trains, were part of the big picture.Ž In the latter part of his two-year deployment, Rank picked up a collateral assign-ment as chaplains assistant to a Franciscan priest. I got to go to mass every day,Ž said the lifelong devout A railroad man in KoreaAltoonas Clarence Rank spent war supplying troops with goodsClarence Rank didnt wait to be drafted during the Korean War. The experienced railroad man enlisted and convinced his superior s that he would best be utilized working with trains in Korea. [TOM MCNIFF / DAILY COMMERCIAL] See CALENDAR, B4 See KOREA, B4


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PAGE 11 | Saturday, July 7, 2018 B3Yogi Berra, one of baseballs greatest catchers, had a way with words, to say the least. He raised malaprops to an art form. Ive also learned that Yogi is a fount of spiritual knowledge, and I even taught a Sunday School class called Yogi Berra and the Bible.Ž Yogi was always proud of his hitting. Maybe thats why, when asked if he was a in a slump, he once replied: Slump? I ain't in no slump. I just ain't hitting.Ž While theres some logic in that statement, theres also a Biblical application. Just as Yogi never wanted to call his lack of hitting a slump, many dont like to call sin sin. Does calling an adulterous relationship an affairŽ make it any less sinful or damaging? Weve got nice words for many sins. And using them hurts us … and God. So why do we do it? Conviction of sin is one of the most uncommon things that ever happens to a person,Ž says Oswald Chambers in his "My Utmost for His Highest" devotional of Dec. 7. But once conviction comes, good things can happen. It is the beginning of an understanding of God,Ž says Chambers. Without conviction of sin, we really see no need for God, other than making Him into a cosmic bellhop serving our every whim and fancy. Jesus told the disciples in John 16:8 that when the Holy Spirit came He would convict people of their sins. Maybe we just dont understand what conviction of sin really means … or leads to. Chambers said, The wonders of conviction of sin, forgiveness, and holiness are so interwoven that it is only the forgiven person who is truly holy.Ž We cant have forgiveness without conviction of sin and confession. We cant have holiness without conviction of sin and confession. Holiness doesnt mean sitting around playing a harp or being a goody two shoes. Holiness means being set aside for Gods purpose. And maybe thats the real rub when it comes to conviction of sin: People feel they need to respond and are afraid theyll fall short. Just being convicted of sin and confessing isnt enough. Not if we truly understand. But thats because we want to be different, not because we have to be different. Chambers said of the convicted and forgiven person, He proves he is forgiven by being the opposite of what he was previously, by the grace of God. Repentance always brings a person to the point of saying, I have sinned. The surest sign that God is at work in his life is when he says that and means it.Ž It doesnt just happen. It takes a decision, our decision … with the grace of God. This new life will reveal itself in conscious repentance followed by unconscious holiness, never the other way around,Ž said Chambers. The foundation of Christianity is repentance.Ž Lets call the sin in our lives sin … and lets enjoy the wonders of conviction by repentance and rejoice in His forgiveness and grace. Rick Reed is a columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email him at sin what it is, and be changed Rick Reed New Mormon leaders bring diversityBy Brady McCombsAssociated PressSALT LAKE CITY „ The two newest members of a top Mormon governing panel said that they hope to bring a new perspective as the first Latin-American and the first person of Asian ancestry to a previously all-white top leadership group that helps make church policy.Ulisses Soares of Brazil and Gerrit W. Gong, a Chinese-American, made the comments during their first media interviews since being chosen for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leadership panel called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles earlier this year.They also weighed on how the religion handles sex abuse reporting and political civility: We bring new experienceThe selections of Soares and Gong as new members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles during a church conference on March 30 triggered excitement among many Mormons who for years have been hoping for the faiths top leadership to be more representative of a religion has more than half of the its 16 million members outside the United States.Soares, 59, said the religions direction wont change because thats always led by Jesus Christ, but he said he and Gong can enhance the churchs capac-ity to meet the needs of an increasingly global religion that now that has more than half of the its 16 million members outside the United States.We bring some experience from other areas of the world,Ž said Soares, an accountant and auditor for multinational corpora-tions in Brazil before joining church leadership. The lord uses different abilities, dif-ferent talents to accomplish his great work. Coming from different cultures may help us to understand the specific needs or specific behaviors that we can address. We can be more sensitive. We can feel more empathy for the ways people feel things.ŽGong, 64, was born in Redwood City, California, but his grandparents immi-grated to the United States from China.The more places we go, the more people we understand and meet with, the greater we see that love which is a universal love,Ž Gong said. Sexual abuseThe religion has come under scrutiny recently for how it handles sexual abuse reported to its local lay leaders, including several lawsuits that allege church officials didnt properly pass along the reports to police. A new lawsuit was filed this week by a woman who says her father sexually abused her as a child and that Mormon church leaders allowed the sexual assault to continue by failing to report it to police.Gong and Soares both echoed recent comments by top leaders that the religion has zero toleranceŽ for abuse and said they offering training and support for local leaders about best practices. The religion recently issued an updated set of guidelines for how the male bishops should handle sexual assault reports. The guidelines direct them never to disregard a report of abuse „ a more direct instruction than previous guidelines „ and to call a church hot-line that will help them sort out how to help victims and report the crime.Soares said that the church tries to support the victim of the abuse as well as the person who is accused of abuse.Abuse is something we dont tolerate,Ž Soares said. When it comes to light, the church acts and tries to help and support the one who has been abused and the one who has abused ... to help the person who followed this kind of behavior to repent, to change.ŽGong said most church leaders are concerned for children, women and those who are vulnerable and said Mormon parents can be confident that their children are safe.We take care of each other,Ž Gong said. When there are mistakes, we catch them when we can and immediately take action.Ž Political civilityGong, who worked for the U.S. State Department and the Washington, D.C.based Center for Strategic and International Studies before being selected for a lower-tier church leadership panel in 2010, spoke about the current climate of political tension in the United States.Theres never been a time where we needed greater civility, greater bipartisanship, greater vision for the future,Ž Gong said. I think its in shared vision that sometimes we find the capacity to make the kinds of accommodations and compromises that constitute politics. Politics is the art of the possible, where we give up things in order to gain things for the greater good. If theres ever a time we needed some of that, it is now.ŽDi erent perspectivesTodaySHABBAT SERVICES: At 10 a.m. every Saturday at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Call 352-330-4466 or go to SERMON SERIES: At 8:30, 10 or 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Eustis, 117 S. Center Street. Children are encouraged to attend, and a nursery is available for all services. Featuring Mission Impossible,Ž Diana Paulin, Hospitality: Your Mission, Should you Choose to Accept it.Ž Details: 352-357-2833. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: From 3 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at First Presbyterian Eustis, 117 S. Center St. To help people face challenges and rebuild their lives. Go to fpceustis. com.MondayADDICTION EVENT: From 6 to 8 p.m. at LifePointe Church, 3551 E. Orange Avenue in Eustis. With Sheriff Peyton Grinnell. REAL MEN OF JESUS: From 6 to 9 p.m. the second Monday the month at The Cross Mount Dora, 18800 U.S. Highway 441. Service projects throughout the year. Email jgranger@ OUR FATHER'S HANDS CRAFT GROUP: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Most items created are donated to charity. Call 352-728-0004 for information. GRIEFSHARE: At 3:30 p.m. every Monday at First United Methodist Church of Tavares, 600 W. Ianthe St. For those grieving the loss of a loved one. Cost is $15 for workbook. Call Betty at 352-308-8229 to register. TOASTMASTERS MEETING: From 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at Clermont Seventh-day Adventist Church, 498 W. Montrose St. Call 352-234-6495.TuesdayLADIES PRECEPT BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-2599305 for information. LADIES TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-2599305 for information.WednesdayVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: From 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through July 25 at Christ United Methodist Church, 1313 Grif“ n Road in Leesburg. Kids grades K-5. Register at 352-365-0622 or https:// CUMClsbg. LOVE AND LOGIC PARENTING CLASS: From 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 1 at Christ United Methodist Church, 1313 Grif“ n Road in Leesburg. For details: Register: 352-365-0622. LADIES BIBLE STUDY: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Call 352-728-0004 for information. GRIEFSHARE: From 2 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 8 at Fairway Christian Church Room C/D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. For all who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Call 352-259-9305 for information. YOGA THERAPY CHURCH: At 11 a.m. every Wednesday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. Amrit Yoga Therapy and Christian Scripture. Call 352-203-7258. WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDIES: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. MEN'S BIBLE STUDY: From 8 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. LADIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information.ThursdayLADIES THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-2599305 for information.FridayCELEBRATE SHABBAT: At 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 N. 13th Street in Leesburg. Go to bethsholom” or call 352-326-3692. CHRISTIAN BREAKFAST CLUB: At 8:30 a.m. every Friday at Perkins Restaurant, 27811 S. Highway 27 in Leesburg. Interdenominational and all welcome. Call Dan or Lynda Rushing at 352-530-2518. SHEAR LOVE SOUL SALON: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Friday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. With Pastor and cosmetologist Krista Olson. Wash hair beforehand and bring Bible. Call 352-203-7258.Saturday, July 14PAWS OF PRAISE: At 9:30 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday at Bark Park, 6085 County Road 44 in Wildwood. Community gathering for humans and canine companions. Contact Michael Beck at 352-203-7258.Sunday, July 15MOVIE-THEMED SERMON SERIES: At 8:30, 10 or 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Eustis, 117 S. Center Street. Children are encouraged to attend, and a nursery is available for all services. Featuring Wonder,Ž Adam Love, Wonder-full.Ž Details: 352-357-2833. BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP: At 10 a.m. the “ rst and third Sunday of the month at the home of Joe Tassell, Pastor of Mercy Church in Mount Dora. Go to mercychurch” .org. CALENDARThe two newest members of a top Mormon governing panel, Ulisses Soares, left, and Gerrit W. Gong speak on June 28 in Salt Lake City, during their “ rst media interviews since being selected to the religions Quorum of the Twelve Apostles earlier this year. Soares and Gong made history by becoming the “ rst-ever Latin-American and the “ rst-ever person of Asian ancestry on the previously all-white top leadership panel that help make policy decisions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [RICK BOWMER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


B4 Saturday, July 7, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comby a member of the post. Go to TACO TUESDAY: At 5 p.m. every Tuesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email or go to From 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Sign in at the door. Connect with members and see what the post is all about. Call 352-323-8750, and ask for an AMVET of“ cer or auxiliary of“ cer. WACKY WEDNESDAY: From 4 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to GAME SHOOTS: At 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday at Amvets Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non members must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750 for information.FridayMONTHLY FISH FRY: From 4 to 7 p.m. the second Friday of the month at the American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St. in Fruitland Park. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Friday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to FRIDAY FISH FRY: From 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non-members must sign in with a sponsor. Wear red to honor those deployed. Call Post Commander or Vice at 352-323-8750, email or go to, July 14STEAK NIGHT AND BAKE SALE: At 4 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Guests must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail. com or go to CALENDARFrom Page B1Catholic, and it gave me the opportunity to help encourage those who were on their way to the front lines.Ž Earning NCO status during his time spent overseas, Cpl. Rank was honorably discharged from the Army at Fort Carson, Colorado with $300 in mustering-out pay and more than a half century of corporate success in front of him. He spent most of his working life in Chicago, initially chosen over 42 other candidates to set up and oper-ate a major computer center. I supervised people all my life, he said, and I found that the key was respect. Mutual respect.ŽAnyone spending more than a few minutes time with Clarence Rank will also learn one of his other dictums:Everything we do is fun,Ž he promises. And some things are more fun than others.ŽAnd what about that long-ago time in the Army? Did Uncle Sam bestow a special lesson that an earnest young person could carry through-out life?Yes,Ž Clarence said. Learn to accept commands from your officers. You will avoid KP duty.Ž KOREAFrom Page B1Q: I dont understand how people can talk about a Loving GodŽ and all the other positive descriptions that are given. When I was born, it was with multiple birth defects, which have led to me being ridiculed, laughed at and all the notso-nice things humans do and say to each other. I have been told repeatedly by my church friends who have invited me to their churches, God loves you.Ž Really? What kind of father (your word, not mine) does this to his child? I have suffered physically and emotionally for the things my fatherŽ gave me. I am told to be thankfulŽ for what I have. Thankful is not what I feel nor will I ever. I have never gone to their churches as I feel this would be hypocritical. What is your answer to someone like me?„ From L A: I am so sorry for your pain and I write not to convince you of anything, but only to tell you that I am sorry you feel that your burdens have far exceeded your blessings. I could have tried to explain away what you feel in an attempt to save the belief in a loving God, but I believe that this loving God whom you cannot yet love is more than capable of surviving your rage and patiently waiting for you to find God. Let me tell you how I have handled my own birth defect. I was born with a sunken chest. I had a deformed breast bone called pectus excavatum that was pushing on my heart. When I was an early adolescent I had an operation that was both primitive and only partially successful. It left me with a large scar on my chest. I was, like you, ridiculed by other boys who saw it. I was so embarrassed by my scar that I showered separately after gym class and never took off my shirt to play shirts vs. skinsŽ basketball. My scar made me shy with women. The first woman who said to me, I like your body,Ž I married. Now I have reached a place in my life and my faith where I can actually thank God for my scar. I understand that whatever compassion I have for others who are broken or ridiculed or abused comes from knowing how they feel. I know that my scar may seem like a minor burden -easily hidden and not grave in any way, but it was very grave to me. I faced the choice you face now. I could have used my scar to justify my anger against God or fate or the world or everyone. I chose instead to understand my scar not as a gift (that is too positive), but as an opportunity. My scar was an opportunity to hang onto the goodness of my life and to give thanks for the good that my scar had enabled me to do with my life. I am not alone, and you need not be alone in choosing to surmount your challenges. Helen Keller wrote of her blindness: I thank God for my handicaps for, through them, I have found myself, my work and my God.Ž My friend Hank Viscardi who helped enact the Americans with Disabilities Act and was severely handicapped was seemingly always happy. I asked him how he did it and he said to me, You know, Marc, nobody is really disabled. Its just that some people are temporarily abled.Ž We often grow more in spiritual depth as the result of our burdens than we do from our blessings. People with scars are more interesting than people without them. I know. I have one and I am damn interesting! Your anger is understandable, but your anger is also a choice. Whoever told you that the only possible proof of Gods loving nature would be for God to give you a body, a life and a soul without defects of any kind? God never promised anyone a perfect life. Gods promise is that God will accompany us through our imperfections. That is the ultimate promise of a loving parent, and that is the ultimate promise of a loving God. You must know the famous story of another angry person who blames God. He dreams of seeing two sets of footprints on a beach, but then, after his trauma, only one set of footprints. He cries out to God, When I needed you most you abandoned me!Ž God replies, When you needed me most, I was carrying you.Ž I pray that you might try„ just try„ to let God carry you for a while. Then, at the end of the beach, you can get down and walk on your own„ grateful for your blessings, thankful for your scars and ready to be loved. Send ALL QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS to The God Squad via email at godsquadquestion@aol. com. Rabbi Gellman is the author of several books, including Religion for Dummies,Ž co-written with Fr. Tom Hartman.GOD SQUADGod wants you to persevere Rabbi Marc Gellman

PAGE 13 | Saturday, July 7, 2018 C1By Howard FendrichThe Associated PressLONDON „ Its hard to blame Serena Williams for having some trouble keeping track of all of her many titles at the All England Club.I dont necessarily have to win another Wimbledon in my career,Ž she was saying Friday, making a point about not having anything left to prove, (because) I won „ was it six times?Ž Um, no, Serena. Its seven. And the way things are looking at the moment, that count could rise to No. 8 in a little more than a week. Not only is she playing like, well, her most capable self, smack-ing 13 aces while beating Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 7-6 (2) for a third consecutive straight-set victory, but also the other proven con-tenders keep losing while she just keeps on keeping on. Im feeling pretty good,Ž Wil-liams said. I havent had any problems yet.ŽShe is now the only woman left in the draw who has won the trophy at the All England Club, after her older sister, five-time champion Venus, lost to No. 20 Kiki Bertens 6-2, 6-7 (5), 8-6 on Friday, joining defending champion Garbine Muguruza, two-time winner Petra Kvitova and 2004 champ Maria Sharapova as Week 1 departures.And the number of remaining top-10 seeds is down to two after No. 9 Venus and No. 10 Madison Keys „ beaten 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 Friday by Evgeniya Rodina, a qualifier ranked only 120th „ were sent home. Only No. 1 Simona Halep, who plays her third-round match Saturday, and No. 7 Karo-lina Pliskova, a 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 winner against No. 29 Mihaela Buzarnescu „ are still around from the top 10.The men have had some upsets, too, but far fewer, and eight-time champion Roger Federer contin-ued his easy progress through the draw by running his Wimbledon streak to 29 consecutive sets. No. 8 Kevin Anderson and No. 9 John Isner „ the highest-ranked American man, hed never before reached the fourth round at the grass-court major „ won in straight sets, while No. 11 Sam Querrey of the U.S. was elimi-nated 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 by Gael Monfils of France. Isner next plays No. 31 Stefanos Tsitsipas, the first Greek man into the round of 16 at a Grand Slam tournament in the 50-year professional era.Serena was seeded 25th by the All England Club, a bump from her current ranking of 181st, a spot owing to her time away from the game. Serena could be in line for her eighth Wimbledon titleSerena Williams of the United States returns the ball to Frances Kristina Mladenovic Friday during their womens singles match on the “ fth day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London. [BEN CURTIS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] The Associated PressWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. „ Kelly Kraft shot a 7-under 63 in the second round of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier to take a one-stroke lead over first-round leader Webb Simpson and Anirban Lahiri.Kraft posted his career-best round on Friday at the Old White TPC in West Virginia. He was at 13-under 127.Lahiri overcame poor play off the tee to shoot a careerlow 61. Simpson made five birdies after a lousy start and shot 3-under 67. Both were at 12 under.Jason Kokrak shot 64 and was at 11 under. Whee Kim of South Korea and Harold Varner III were at 10 under. Kim shot 68 and Varner shot 64.Simpson is the only one among the top six players on the leaderboard with a PGA Tour win. Since its 2010 debut, the tournament has produced four first-time winners, including three rookies.IRISH OPEN: Ryan Fox of New Zealand, Matthieu Pavon of France and Dutch golfer Erik van Rooyen shared the lead after the second round of the Irish Open on Friday, while Danny Willetts return to form catapulted him into contention at Ballylif“ n Golf and Country Club. Willett reached a careerhigh ranking of ninth after claiming his “ rst major title at the 2016 U.S. Masters, but slumped to 442nd after missing his ninth cut in 12 events at last weeks French Open. The 30-year-old Englishman added a 2-under 70 to his opening 68 to lie two shots behind Fox (69), Pavon (68) and Van Rooyen (65). Joakim Lagergren is one off the lead on 7-under, with Willett joined on 6-under by Sam Hors“ eld and Zander Lombard. Lee Westwood is on 5-under, while tournament host Rory McIlroy is seven off the pace after a disappointing 73.Kelly Kraft leads by 1 at Greenbrier; Irish Open settles in 3-way tieKelly Kraft shoots from a bunker on 15 during the second round of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier golf tournament Thursday in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. [BRAD DAVIS/THE REGISTER-HERALD VIA AP] By Rob HarrisThe Associated PressKAZAN, Russia „ Neymar used Brazils famed yellow jersey to shield his anguish. The Belgians, clad in red and dancing in a celebratory circle nearby, couldnt hide their relief. Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 32 years, holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1 Friday in one of the countrys greatest soccer feats.Weve achieved something that is really beautiful,Ž said Kevin De Bruyne, who scored Belgiums second goal, and its not easy.ŽBelgium eliminated Brazil by successfully fusing the attacking potency of De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku with the creativity of Eden Hazard and the goalkeeping exploits of Thibaut Courtois. Plus an own-goal from Brazil.It all adds up to a semifinal match against France on Tuesday in St. Petersburg.Just treasure it and pass it down in the generations,Ž Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said, still seemingly in awe of what his team achieved at the Kazan Arena.Belgium took the lead after a slice of good fortune involv-ing a pair of Manchester City teammates who were on opposing sides. Brazil midfielder Fernandinhos trailing right arm inadver-tently helped Belgium captain Vincent Kompanys header land in his own net in the 13th minute.De Bruyne then completed a counterattack launched by Lukaku to double the lead in the 31st minute.As Belgium lost cohesiveness in the second half and Brazils changes stirred the team, substitute Renato Augusto reduced the deficit in the 76th with a header. Belgium tops Brazil, heads to semisBelgiums Kevin De Bruyne scores his sides second goal during the quarter“ nal match between Brazil and Belgium, on Friday at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia. [FRANCISCO SECO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Stephen WadeThe Associated PressNIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia „ A shot that flew directly at the hands of the opposing goalkeeper turned into a World Cup goal for Antoine Griezmann.The France striker scored the second goal in his teams 2-0 quarterfinal victory over Uruguay on Friday, sending a seemingly easy-to-save shot at a waiting Fernando Muslera. But the ball hit the keeper on the palms, bounced off and looped over his head and into the net.The victory gave France a spot in the World Cup semifi-nals. The 1998 champions will next face Belgium on Tuesday in St. Petersburg.Griezmann didnt celebrate what was his third goal of the tournament.I was playing against a lot of friends,Ž said Griezmann, who is teammates with Uru-guay defenders Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez at Atletico Madrid, so I think it was normal not to celebrate.ŽRaphael Varane gave France the lead with a header in the 40th minute. Griezmann sent in a free kick from the right side and Varane raced across the area. He got his head to the ball and sent it into the far corner behind Muslera.Griezmann scored his goal, which was similar to the one scored by Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale against Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius in the Champions League final, in the 61st minute.We all saw that it was not a very common goal, but Muslera has been a very important pillar for all this process and through all our work on our way up to here, so Im not going to wash France defeats Uruguay SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 See BRAZIL, C3 See FRANCE, C3These young ladies, they bring a game that Ive never seen before, ... Thats what makes me great: I always play everyone at their greatest, so I have to be greater.ŽUnited States tennis star Serena WilliamsSee WILLIAMS, C3


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United 2 7 5 11 23 29WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 10 2 5 35 28 19 Sporting Kansas City 9 4 5 32 33 22 Los Angeles FC 9 4 4 31 37 27 Real Salt Lake 8 8 2 26 25 34 Portland 7 3 5 26 24 21 Vancouver 6 7 5 23 26 35 Houston 6 6 4 22 33 26 Los Angeles Galaxy 6 7 4 22 27 28 Minnesota United 6 10 1 19 23 33 Seattle 4 9 3 15 15 22 Colorado 4 10 3 15 21 30 San Jose 2 9 6 12 28 35 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieJuly 3Los Angeles FC 2, Houston 2, tieWednesdays GamesMinnesota United 4, Toronto FC 3 FC Dallas 3, Atlanta United FC 2 Seattle 2, Colorado 1 Real Salt Lake 4, Sporting Kansas City 2 D.C. United 2, Los Angeles Galaxy 2, tieToday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.Wednesday, July 11Montreal at New York City FC, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. TENNIS ATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURWIMBLEDONFridays results from Wimbledon, at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London (seedings in parentheses):Mens Singles Second RoundAlexander Zverev, Germany, def. Taylor Fritz, United States, 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (0), 6-1, 6-2Third RoundRoger Federer (1), Switzerland, def. JanLennard Struff, Germany, 6-3, 7-5, 6-2. Adrian Mannarino (22), France, def. Daniil Medvedev, Russia, 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3. Gael Mon“ ls, France, def. Sam Querrey (11), United States, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. Kevin Anderson (8), South Africa, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber (25), Germany, 6-3, 7-5, 7-5. Mackenzie McDonald, United States, def. Guido Pella, Argentina, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (6). John Isner (9), United States, def. Radu Albot, Moldova, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. Stefanos Tsitsipas (31), Greece, def. Thomas Fabbiano, Italy, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4. Milos Raonic (13), Candad vs. Dennis Novak, Austria, 7-6 (5), 4-6. 6-5, susp., darkness.Womens Singles Third Round Karolina Pliskova (7), Czech Republic, def. Mihaela Buzarnescu (29), Romania, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1. Kiki Bertens (20), Netherlands, def. Venus Williams (9), United States, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 8-6. Julia Goerges (13), Germany, def. Barbora Strycova (23), Czech Republic, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 10-8. Donna Vekic, Croatia, def. Yanina Wickmayer, Belgium, 7-6 (2), 6-1. Serena Williams (25), United States, def. Kristina Mladenovic, France, 7-5, 7-6 (2). Evgeniya Rodina, Russia, def. Madison Keys (10), United States, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4. Camila Giorgi, Italy, def. Katerina Siniakova, Czech Republic, 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-2. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, def. Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.Mens Doubles First Round Federico Delbonis, Argentina and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, Mexico, def. Oliver Marach, Austria and Mate Pavic (1), Croatia, 4-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. Bruno Soares, Brazil and Jamie Murray (5), Britain, def. Paolo Lorenzi, Italy and Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Spain, 7-5, 6-2, 6-1.Second RoundKen Skupski, Britain and Neal Skupski, Britain, def. Aisam Qureshi, Pakistan and Jean-Julien Rojer (9), Netherlands, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (2). Frederik Nielsen, Denmark and Joe Salisbury, Britain, def. Edouard RogerVasselin, France and Rohan Bopanna (12), India, 6-4, 7-6 (4), 2-1, ret. Robert Farah, Colombia and Juan Sebastian Cabal (6), Colombia, def. Roman Jebavy, Czech Republic and Andres Molteni, Argentina, 6-2, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0. Alexander Peya, Austria and Nikola Mektic (8), Croatia, def. Mirza Basic, BosniaHerzegovina and Dusan Lajovic, Serbia, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. Robert Lindstedt, Sweden and Robin Haase, Netherlands, def. Antonio Sancic, Croatia and Andrei Vasilevski, Belarus, 7-6 (4), 6-1, 7-6 (3). Franko Skugor, Croatia and Dominic Inglot (15), Britain, def. Santiago Gonzalez, Mexico and Marcelo Demoliner, Brazil, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-2. Mike Bryan, United States and Jack Sock (7), United States, def. Matwe Middelkoop, Netherlands and Sander Arends, Netherlands, 6-7 (2), 6-1, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4). Kevin Krawietz, Germany and Andreas Mies, Germany, def. Marcel Granollers, Spain and Pablo Cuevas (11), Uruguay, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3). Jonathan Erlich, Israel and Marcin Matkowski, Poland, def. Lukasz Kubot, Poland and Marcelo Melo (2), Brazil, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8).Womens Doubles First Round Georgina Garcia Perez, Spain and Fanny Stollar, Hungary, def. Mandy Minella, Luxembourg and Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia, 6-1, 6-2.Second RoundKirsten Flipkens, Belgium and Monica Niculescu (13), Romania, def. Sachia Vickery, United States and So“ a Kenin, United States, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4. Abigail Spears, United States and Alicja Rosolska, Poland, def. Peng Shuai, China and Latisha Chan (5), Taiwan, 6-4, 6-4. Hsieh Su-Wei, Taiwan and Lucie Hradecka (14), Czech Republic, def. Veronika Kudermetova, Russia and Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Tatjana Maria, Germany and Heather Watson, Britain, def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Germany and Raquel Atawo (11), United States, 6-3, 6-1. Christina McHale, United States and Jelena Ostapenko, Latvia, def. Zhaoxuan Yang, China and Chan Hao-Ching (7), Taiwan, 6-3, 6-2. Demi Schuurs, Netherlands and Elise Mertens (8), Belgium, def. Vera Zvonareva, Russia and Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, 6-4, 6-4. Xu Yifan China and Gabriela Dabrowski (6), Canada, def. Shuko Aoyama, Japan and Jennifer Brady, United States, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3. Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia and Vania King, United States, def. Han Xinyun, China and Luksika Kumkhum, Thailand, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.Mixed Doubles First RoundArtem Sitak, New Zealand and Lyudmyla Kichenok, Ukraine, def. Leonardo Mayer, Argentina and Maria Irigoyen, Argentina, 6-4, 7-5. Harriet Dart, Britain and Jay Clarke, Britain, def. Robert Lindstedt, Sweden and Yang Zhaoxuan, China, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine and Marcus Daniell, New Zealand, def. Shuko Aoyama, Japan and Hugo Nys, France, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 8-6. Robin Haase, Netherlands and Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium, def. Franko Skugor, Croatia and Vania King, United States, 6-4, 7-6 (3). James Cerretini, United States and Renata Voracova, Czech Republic, def. John-Patrick Smith, Australia and Daria Gavrilova, Australia, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-2. Mike Bryan, United States and Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States, def. Philipp Oswald, Austria and Xenia Knoll, Switzerland, 6-4, 6-4. Ken Skupski, Britain and Naomi Broady, Britain, def. Katy Dunne, Britain and Joe Salisbury, Britain, 7-5, 7-5. Fabrice Martin, France and Raluca-Ioana Olaru, Romania, def. Ashleigh Barty, Australia and Thanasi Kokkinakis, Australia, 6-7 (10), 7-6 (2), 9-7. Anastassia Rodionova, Australia and Andrei Vasilevski, Belarus, def. Katie Boulter, Britain and Luke Bambridge, Britain, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7). Aisam Qureshi, Pakistan and Arantxa Parra Santonja, Spain, def. Andres Molteni, Argentina and Makoto Ninomiya, Japan, 6-3, 6-2. Nicolas Mahut, France and Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, def. Santiago Gonzalez, Mexico and Raquel Atawo, United States, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3). Ken Skupski, Britain and Anna Smith, Britain, def. Nicholas Monroe, United States and Oksana Kalashnikova, Georgia, 6-1, 6-7 (3), 7-5. Sloane Stephens, United States and Jack Sock, United States, def. Samantha Stosur, Australia and Dominic Inglot, Britain, 6-2, 6-3. Zhang Shuai, China and John Peers, Australia, def. Hans Podlipnik, Chile and Lidziya Marozava, Belarus, 6-4, 6-3. GOLF EUROPEAN TOURDUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH OPENFridays leaders at Ballylif“ n GC, Donegal, Ireland; Purse: $7 million. Yardage: 7,462; Par: 72 (35-37) SECOND ROUND Ryan Fox, New Zealand 67-69„136 Matthieu Pavon, France 68-68„136 Erik Van Rooyen, South Africa 71-65„136 Joakim Lagergren, Sweden 69-68„137 Danny Willett, England 68-70„138 Zander Lombard, South Africa 70-68„138 Sam Hors“ eld, England 69-69„138 Lee Westwood, England 68-71„139 Peter Uihlein, United States 70-70„140 Russell Knox, Scotland 71-69„140 Christiaan Bezuidenhout, S.Africa 72-68„140 Dean Burmester, South Africa 71-70„141 Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark 72-69„141 Matthew Nixon, England 72-69„141 Raphael Jacquelin, France 71-70„141 Jorge Campillo, Spain 70-71„141 Ashley Chesters, England 68-73„141 Yusaku Miyazato, Japan 69-71„141 Chris Wood, England 70-71„141 ALSO Julian Suri, United States 76-67„143 Rory McIlroy, Scotland 70-73„143 Jon Rahm, Spain 74-69„143WEB.COM TOURLECOM HEALTH CHALLENGEFridays leaders at Peekn Peak Resort (Upper Course), Findley Lake, N.Y. Purse: $600,000. Yardage: 7,058; Par: 72 (36-36)First RoundCameron Champ 32-32„64 Sebastin Muoz 32-32„64 Oscar Fraustro 34-31„65 Bhavik Patel 32-34„66 Conner Godsey 33-33„66 Kramer Hickok 33-33„66 Mark Blake“ eld 35-31„66 Kyle Jones 33-34„67 Carlos Ortiz 37-30„67 Steven Ihm 34-33„67 Daniel Mazziotta 35-32„67 Roger Sloan 35-32„67 Jordan Niebrugge 33-34„67 Rhein Gibson 34-33„67 Tom Whitney 36-31„67 Tim Wilkinson 33-34„67 Alex Kang 33-34„67 Henrik Norlander 34-33„67 Sepp Straka 31-36„67 Willy Wilcox 35-33„68 Erik Barnes 33-35„68 Hank Lebioda 35-33„68 Dan McCarthy 36-32„68 Nelson Ledesma 33-35„68 Sebastian Cappelen 33-35„68 Andres Gonzales 34-34„68 Dudley Hart 34-34„68 Chase Wright 36-32„68 Brian Richey 35-33„68 Trevor Cone 33-35„68 Michael Hebert 33-36„69 Jos de J. Rodrguez 35-34„69 Joseph Bramlett 34-35„69 Brady Schnell 36-33„69 Joey Garber 35-34„69 Julin Etulain 35-34„69 J.T. Grif“ n 36-33„69 Ryan Sullivan 37-32„69 a-Brandon Wu 35-34„69 Max Homa 36-33„69 Jim Herman 34-35„69 Brock Mackenzie 34-35„69 Mark Hubbard 35-34„69 Max Marsico 38-31„69 Casey Wittenberg 35-34„69 Seth Reeves 35-34„69 Robby Shelton 36-33„69 Ben Taylor 34-35„69 Seth Fair 35-34„69 Samuel Del Val 35-34„69 Mario Beltran 32-37„69 Nick Rousey 34-36„70 Carlos Sainz Jr 36-34„70 Josh Teater 37-33„70 Brian Campbell 35-35„70 Connor Arendell 35-35„70 Eric Axley 34-36„70 Kevin Dougherty 35-35„70 Andrew Svoboda 36-34„70 Chris Baker 34-36„70 Max Rottluff 37-33„70 Chad Ramey 36-34„70 Brad Fritsch 36-34„70 Jamie Arnold 35-35„70 Tag Ridings 35-35„70 Ben Kohles 37-33„70 Jared Wolfe 37-33„70 Anders Albertson 35-35„70 Sungjae Im 37-33„70 Adam Long 36-34„70 Erik Compton 38-32„70 Chris Naegel 35-35„70 Derek Bard 35-35„70 Seann Harlingten 38-33„71 Roland Thatcher 35-36„71 Vince Covello 34-37„71 Rico Hoey 35-36„71 Dawie van der Walt 36-35„71 Maverick McNealy 37-34„71 Spencer Levin 33-38„71 Jacques Blaauw 35-36„71 Garrett Osborn 37-34„71 Brandon Crick 37-34„71 Mike Van Sickle 37-34„71 Bryce Edmister 36-35„71 Patrick Newcomb 38-33„71 Ryan Brehm 35-36„71 Adam Svensson 37-34„71 Ryan Yip 36-35„71 Jos Toledo 37-34„71 Jin Park 36-35„71 Brandon Matthews 38-33„71 Stephen Gangluff 36-35„71 Kevin Stadler 41-31„72 Stuart Macdonald 40-32„72 Brett Drewitt 35-37„72 Augusto Nez 37-35„72 Michael Weaver 35-37„72 Steven Alker 36-36„72 Jonathan Hodge 36-36„72 Bryan Bigley 35-37„72 Matt Harmon 36-36„72 Doug Letson 36-36„72 Luke Guthrie 37-35„72 Armando Favela 37-35„72 Sean Kelly 36-36„72 Rafael Campos 37-35„72 Michael Johnson 38-34„72 Martin Trainer 36-36„72 Bo Hoag 35-37„72 Brad Hop“ nger 36-36„72 Jimmy Gunn 37-35„72 Matt Ryan 36-36„72 Nick Flanagan 38-34„72 Sean Jacklin 37-35„72 Kyle Reifers 38-35„73 Curtis Thompson 38-35„73 Peter Tomasulo 37-36„73 Richard H. Lee 37-36„73 Ken Looper 35-38„73 Vince India 35-38„73 William Kropp 37-36„73 Albin Choi 38-35„73 Brad Schneider 38-35„73 Johnny Ruiz 39-34„73 Rick Lamb 34-39„73 Jimmy Stanger 37-36„73 Mark Baldwin 39-34„73 Jesse Larson 37-36„73 Willie Mack III 35-38„73 Curtis Luck 39-35„74 Alex Prugh 36-38„74 Jhared Hack 38-36„74 Lee McCoy 37-37„74 Frank Lickliter II 36-38„74 Adam Webb 36-38„74 Luke McClellan 38-36„74 Billy Kennerly 37-37„74 Christian Brand 39-35„74 Michael Arnaud 38-36„74 Andrew Novak 37-37„74 Chris Wilson 36-38„74 Justin Lower 36-39„75 Mito Pereira 36-39„75 Cameron Davis 38-37„75 Michael Putnam 38-37„75 a-Drew Deimel 39-37„76 Max McGreevy 38-38„76 Bio Kim 40-37„77 Brad Brunner 42-35„77 Jordan Gumberg 39-38„77 Shaun Micheel 40-38„78 Patrick Sullivan 43-36„79 Andrew Loupe 40-39„79 Gerardo Ruiz 37-42„79 John Langhoff 40-39„79 ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -143 Cincinnati +133 at San Francisco -105 St. Louis -105 at Pittsburgh -123 Philadelphia +113 at Milwaukee -122 Atlanta +112 at Washington -310 Miami +280 at Arizona -165 San Diego +155American League at Minnesota -138 Baltimore +128 New York -185 at Toronto +170 at Houston -290 Chicago +260 Texas -117 at Detroit +107 at Cleveland -257 Oakland +227 Boston -185 at Kansas City +170 Tampa Bay -122 at New York +112 at Seattle -170 Colorado +158 Interleague LA Dodgers -163 at LA Angels +153Updated Odds Available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Reinstated RHP Dylan Bundy from the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP David Hess to Norfolk (IL). Reinstated INF Luis Sardias from the 60-day DL and assigned him outright to Norfolk. BOSTON RED SOX „ Signed RHPs Chase Shugart and Chris Machamer and LHP Gregorio Reyes. CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Activated RHP Carlos Carrasco from the 10-day DL. Designated RHP George Kontos for assignment. Acquired RHP James Hoyt from Houston for RHP Tommy Dejuneas and assigned Hoyt to Columbus (IL). MINNESOTA TWINS „ Reinstated INF-OF Taylor Motter from the 7-day DL and optioned him to Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES „ Recalled INF Tyler Wade from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Agreed to terms with C JJ Schwarz and RHP Joe Demers on minor league contracts. SEATTLE MARINERS „ Signed general manager Jerry Dipoto to a multiyear contract extension. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Signed SSs Michael Arias, Orelvis Martinez and Emmanuel Sanchez; LHPs Wilgenis Alvarado, Soenni Martinez and Yaifer Perdomo; INFs Willfrann Astudillo and Adrian Montero; OFs Amell Brazoban, Yeison Jimenez, Abner King, Daniel Oliva, Juan Pizarro and Gary David; UTLs Leonel Callez and Francisco Fajardo; RHPs Juanfer Castro, Jose Garcia, Jorman Gonzalez, Pedro Guzman, Yunior Lara, Juan Martinez, Bejardi Meza and Julian Valdez; Cs Javier DOrazio and Junior Ramos; and 2B Gustavo Gutierrez to minor league contracts.National LeagueCHICAGO CUBS „ Activated RHP Carl Edwards Jr. from of the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa (PCL). Activated LHP Rob Zastryzny from the 10-day DL and optioned him to Iowa. MIAMI MARLINS „ Signed LHP Andrew Miller to a minor league contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Placed LHP Brent Suter on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Aaron Wilkerson from Colorado Springs (PCL). Agreed to terms with SS Brice Turang on a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Recalled OF Jordan Luplow from Indianapolis (IL). Optioned RHP Clay Holmes to Bradenton (FSL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Announced the resignation of vice-president of communications Ron Watermon. By Matt Holzapfel CorrespondentLEESBURG … Four Lightning pitchers com-bined to give up only one run through 14 innings Thursday as the first place Leesburg Lightning (18-5) downed the Seminole County Scorpions (9-14) by scores of 7-0 and 3-1.In the first game, Sonny Hinton struck out seven in the first complete game of the season from any Leesburg starting pitcher, and the Lightning took the Game 1 easily, 7-0. The Scorpions managed five hits but were unable to push a single runner across the plate, in Lees-burgs second shutout win of the summer.The game started as a continuation of a game from June 26 at Seminole County that was suspended after only three outs due to rain. The Scorpions came to bat in the bottom of the first inning acting as the home team, even though the game was played at Pat Thomas Stadium.The Lightning struck their first two runs in the top of the second inning. Tanner May and Tucker Rayburn led off the frame with back-to-back singles, and a Walker McCleney infield single loaded the bases one out later. Florida League All-Star Tanner Clark drove in one run with a bloop single to center field, and a bases-loaded walk to Wes Weeks made it 2-0 Leesburg.McCleneys second home run of the season doubled Leesburgs lead in the top of the fourth inning. With Jose Crisos-tomo on second via a double one at-bat earlier, McCleney lifted a high fly ball that just kept carry-ing and didnt stop until it was over the wall in right field.The Lightning added one run in the fifth and two in the seventh.In game 2, Seminole County finally got on the board after Paxton Rigby walked and took second on a passed ball in the second inning. Two wild pitches from Lightning starter Robert Kwiatkowski moved Rigby to third and then eventually across home plate, giving the Scorps a 1-0 lead. The lead lasted for only four outs, thanks to Sean Mootreys first home run of the year, which came in the bottom of the same frame. With Jose Crisos-tomo on second thanks to a lead-off double, Mootrey smoked the ball over the left field wall on a pitch from Seminole starter Kyle Brana to put Leesburg on top, 2-1.Both McCleney in Game 1 and Mootrey in Game 2 came through in a big way for the Lightning. Mootrey especially was due for a big night, and Im glad he showed up. Walker as well. Hes been banged up a bit lately, but hes starting to catch a little fire and swing the bat well,Ž Lightning head coach Rich Billings said. It was nice to get production from both of those guys.ŽKwiatkowski, who will be the starting pitcher for the West All-Stars this weekend in Sanford, was able to keep the Scorpions bats relatively quiet after giving up the second-inning score. He finished with one unearned run on three hits and five strikeouts in five innings before relief pitcher Kevin Barham took over in the top of the sixth.Lightning sweep Scorpions in doubleheaderLeesburg pitcher earns teams second shutout of summer in Game 1 MOUILLERONLE-CAPTIF, FRANCETour director calls for serenity with FroomeTour de France director Christian Prud-homme urges fans to keep both feet on the groundŽ when fourtime champion Chris Froome rides by.Freshly cleared of doping, the Team Sky rider was booed at by the crowd at the Tour teams presentation on Thurs-day. The race starts on Saturday in the Vendee region.Prudhomme says, We need to tell the people whistling that it is stupid and that it is useless. ... Im calling for serenity. I want to see people encourag-ing their champion with both feet on the road .Ž A cloud hung over Froome after a urine sample taken during the Spanish Vuelta in September showed a concentration of the asthma drug salbutamol .The Associated Press

PAGE 15 | Saturday, July 7, 2018 C3But it was too late for Brazil to muster an equalizer as Courtois thwarted several efforts to force the game into extra time.While Belgiums golden generation is finally flour-ishing, Neymar is leading Brazil home after failing to live up to the expecta-tions that come with being soccers most expensive player. Crouching on the field, he pulled his shirt over his face while Belgium exalted in victory.Humiliated 7-1 by Germany in the semifinals fours year ago on home soil with Neymar out injured, Brazil didnt even get that far this time. Just like defending champion Germany and Argentina before them, the Kazan Arena is where Bra-zils World Cup challenge ended.Randomness happened and it was cruel to us,Ž Brazil coach Tite said. It was hard to swallow.ŽEspecially after Brazil conceded only one goal in the previous four games in Russia. But the defense was breached after 13 minutes in Tatarstan. Fernandin-hos own-goal ensured for the first time since March 2017 that Brazil was trail-ing in a competitive match. Unlike then „ an eventual 4-1 victory over Uruguay „ there was no comeback.Not when Courtois was proving to be an impene-trable barrier in the Belgium goal, denying Marcelos strike before the lead was extended by De Bruyne.They were more effec-tive,Ž Tite said, struggling to hold back tears. Not a superiority in terms of performance, but in terms of effectiveness on the pitch.ŽBelgium held on even after Philippe Coutinhos cross was headed in by Augusto, who managed to evade Kompany and Jan Vertonghen three minutes after replacing Paulinho.Sometimes you have to accept that Brazil has got this finesse, that quality, and that theyre going to break you down, and (Bel-gium) just refused to accept that,Ž Martinez said. This is something special.ŽBelgium, which finished fourth at the 1986 tourna-ment and has never won the European Champion-ship, is now on a 24-match unbeaten streak. BRAZILFrom Page C1Frances Antoine Griezmann scores during the quarter“ nal match between Uruguay and France, on Friday at the World Cup, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. [RICARDO MAZALAN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] hands putting any responsibility on my players,Ž Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said. This is the kind of thing that I will discuss with the players in the locker room.ŽGriezmann is a Frenchman who plays professionally in Spain, but he has a special fondness for Uruguay. He likes the traditional South American drink mate, he speaks Spanish like someone from the South American country and hes been pictured wear-ing the teams jersey.Godin, who was playing for Uruguay on Friday, is also the godfather of Griezmanns daughter.I love Uruguayan culture and I love Uruguayans, so I have a lot of respect for them,Ž Griezmann said.France went on to reach the World Cup final the last two times it advanced to the semi-finals. They won their only World Cup in 1998 on home soil, and in 2006 lost to Italy on penalties.The match at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium pitted Frances speed against Uruguays stubborn defense and its occasional attacking threats. But with Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani injured and on the bench and Luis Suarez neutralized, it was France that scored the goals.Suarez, who scored two goals in the group stage, didnt get a single touch on the ball in Frances penalty area for the entire match. Cavani scored both goals in the 2-0 win over Portugal in the round of 16, but he sat on the bench with an injured left calf he picked up in that match.Four minutes after Varane gave France the lead, Uru-guay nearly equalized. France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris dived to his right and got a hand on a header from Martin Caceres, pushing it just wide of the goal.Lloris had a great save,Ž France coach Didier Deschamps said. Apart from that, they didnt have many great opportunities.Ž FRANCEFrom Page C1This is only the fourth tour-nament of her return after giving birth last September.It all adds up to an easier path for Serena, who couldnt possibly face a seeded player earlier than the semifinals.Next up for her on Monday is Rodina in a matchup between two mothers. Serena,Ž Rodina said, is my idol.Ž Plenty of players look up to her. Plenty are in awe when they stand on the other side of a net from her.Plenty do whatever they can to try to beat her, knowing itll usually take something special to do that.I mean, it just gives even more props to her, honestly,Ž said Keys, the U.S. Open run-ner-up last year and a French Open semifinalist last month. Its definitely been a challenge that I have had to deal with, where all of a sudden, Im the one thats supposed to win and people are playing with nothing to lose and play-ing their best tennis. A lot of times you just have to weather the storm and play better on those big points, and, I mean, the fact shes basically done that her whole career is really impressive.ŽTo the tune of 23 Grand Slam singles championships. (Psst, Serena. Thats 23, in all.)Serena herself is well aware that she tends to get oppo-nents best.Every single match I play „ whether Im coming back from a baby or surgery, it doesnt matter „ these young ladies, they bring a game that Ive never seen before,Ž she said. Its interesting, because I dont even scout as much, because when I watch them play, its a totally different game than when they play me. Thats what makes me great: I always play everyone at their greatest, so I have to be greater.ŽVenus, at 38 the oldest woman in the tournament, often has dealt with that same phenomenon.During this edition of Wim-bledon, she dropped the opening set in the first round, then came back to win. Followed that exact same pattern in the second round, too. But in the third, she couldnt quite pull off that same trick. Came close, though, even erasing a pair of match points in the final game. Bertens acknowledged that she thought back to her pre-vious meeting against Venus, at the Miami Open in March. That time, Bertens wasted three match points and lost.Of course, that was going (though) my mind sometimes,Ž Bertens said. But I was (thinking), OK, just keep going for it.ŽOn Bertens third chance to close it out Friday, Venus put a backhand into the net.Just ran out of time in the end,Ž said Venus, last years runner-up. It was just toe-to-toe there.Ž WILLIAMSFrom Page C1


C4 Saturday, July 7, 2018 | SPORTS TICKERINBRIEFNEWYORKReport:Mickelson,Woods workingon$10MmatchGolf.comisreporting thatPhilMickelsonand TigerWoodsarecontemplatinga$10million winner-take-allexhibi-tionmatch.ThereportsaysMickel-sonwashopefulthematchwouldhavetakenplaceonJuly3inLasVegas,exceptthatnegotiationswitha televisionnetworkand corporatesupportcouldnotbeworkedoutintime.Mickelsonsaysthey areworkingonadifferentdate.Woodsagent,MarkSteinberg,declinedtocommentonthereport.Woodswasinvolved inmade-for-TVexhibitionssome15yearsago.TheyevolvedfromsinglesmatcheswithDavidDuvalandSergioGarciatoteammatches,oneofthema mixedteamexhibition.Mickelsonwaspartofjustoneofthosematches.Mickelsonplayfully hintedatsuchamatchwhenheandWoodswereinthesamegroupatThePlayersChampionship.MOSCOWUSEnglishWorldCup viewersdrop38percentU.S.English-languagetelevisionviewersfortheWorldCupsroundof16 inRussiaweredown27 percentfromfouryears ago,leavingthetournament38percentbelow2014slevel.Theeightsecond-roundmatchesonFoxandFSaveraged4,858,000 viewers,downfrom 6,696,000fouryears agoonESPNandABC, accordingtoNielsenMediaResearch.Viewersfortheroundof16weredown4percentfromthe5,042,000averagefor the2010tournamentin SouthAfrica,whichhadmorecomparablekickofftimestothisyear.Thefirst56matchesofthisyearstournament averaged2,541,000on FoxandFS1,downfrom the4,083,000averagethroughtheroundof16in2014onESPN,ESPN2and ABC,anddown10percentfromthe2,836,000aver-agein2010.Ratingswereexpectedtodropfromfouryearsagobecauseofearlierkickofftimesand theUnitedStatesmiss-ingtheWorldCupforthe firsttimesince1986.NEWYORKBraves,D-backs,Dodgers failtosigntopdraftpicksThetopdraftpicksoftheAtlantaBraves,Arizona DiamondbacksandLosAngelesDodgersfailedtosignbeforeFridaysdead-line,givingeachofthose teamsanextraselection inthefirstroundofnextJunesamateurdraft.Atlantafailedtosign theeighthoverallpick, right-handerCarter Stewart.Alsofailingto signwereshortstopMatt McLain,selected25thby theDiamondbacks,and right-handerJ.T.Ginn,taken30thbytheDodgers.GinnsaidhewillattendMississippiState,which alsorecruitedStewart. McLainplanstoattendUCLA.TheBraveswillgetan extrapickfollowingthe originallyslatedeighth selectionnextyear,Arizonaafterthe25th,andtheDodgersafterthe30th.TheAssociatedPress ByDanGelstonTheAssociatedPressDAYTONABEACH,Fla. „DaleEarnhardtJr.leanedtowardthetrackinthe broadcastboothandhol-leredlikeaNASCARfanathomeoveragrippingfinallapinhisdebutrace.OnceKyleLarsontried toswipetheleadfrom KyleBuschwithadaringpassatChicagoland,Earn-hardtcouldnotharnesshisenthusiasm. Slidejob!Ž SLIDEJOB!ŽEarnhardtsmiledand clappedhishandsatthemoveand„inaflash„theretiredNASCARstarhadasignaturecall.Iwasreallysurprised thatthattookofflikeitdid,ŽEarnhardtsaidFridayatDaytonaInternational Speedway.Igotdone withtherace,wenttothecar,drovetotheairport.By thetimeIgottotheairport,everybodywastextingme,sayingitoverandover,andImhearingiteverywhereallweek.ŽSureenough,racefans onsocialmediaparodied thecallandslidejobŽwasusedasavoiceoverforothermemorablemomentsinsports.AtDaytona,fanscriedoutslidejobŽand theyclamoredonTwitter forabusinesstoproduceT-shirtswithEarnhardtsimageandthequote.Earnhardtcouldonly laughatthehooplahis excitedcriescreatedina sportdesperateforany kindoffeel-goodbuzz. ItwasexactlywhatNBC Sportscountedonwhen ithiredtheoutspoken andfolksyEarnhardt,a two-timeDaytona500 champion,toworkthebooththisyear.Takeawalkaround Daytonaanditsclearthe biggeststarinthesagging sportisstillEarnhardt„ whoretiredattheendo f lastseasonontheheels ofhis15thstraightmostpopulardriveraward.TheDaytonafanzone hasabillboard-sizedad promotingitselfasThe WorldCenterofRacingŽonthesamewallasaclose-upimageofEarnhardtwearingaheadsetwiththecaption,SameDale.New View.ŽEarnhardtspresence loomslargeinasportthathasfailedtocreateanynewstarsanywherenearlyas popularasthedriverwho inspiredJuniorNation.Ž HehostedaQ&Awith driverssuchasAustinDillonandDennyHamlininthefanzonebeforeFridaynightsqualifyingruns.HesliketheJohn Maddenofracing,ŽNBC analystandformercrewchief,SteveLetarte,said. Holdtheturducken.ItwasonlyoneraceandevenEarnhardtconcededthecallwasntquitereadytojointhepantheono f HolyCow!ŽandWhoa,Nelly!Žinenduringcatch-phrasesinbroadcasthistory.IdontknowthatthatsacatchphrasebecauseI dontknowthatyoucan justworkitinanytime,ŽEarnhardtsaid.Thatwasjustanaturalreactionto whatIwasseeing.Thats whatmybossesasked metodo,saywhatIwasthinking.ŽEarnhardt alreadya fanfavorite afterdebut inbooth WashingtonNationalsstarBryceHarperhitsasolohomerunduringtheeighthinningofMondaysgame againsttheBostonRedSoxatNationalsParkinWashington.[ANDREWHARNIK/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS] ByMikeFitzpatrickTheAssociatedPressNEWYORK„Nowthatfan votingisfinished,itsagood timetotakeahardlookatAll-StarGameselections.Whichplayersareworthyof participatingJuly17inWash-ington,andwhogetsleftout? Letstouchonthistopicfirst: ShoheiOhtaniisincrediblytalentedandfascinatingtowatch,buttheLosAngelesAngels two-wayJapanesestarsimplyhasntbeenonthefieldenoughtoearnaspot.NotatpitcherORdesignatedhitter.Ohtanijustreturnedtothe lineupfromanelbowinjury thatsknockedhimoffthe moundfornow.Hesonly madeninemajorleaguepitchingstarts,andtheAngelshavelimitedhisat-batsallseasonduetoconcernsabouttherookiesworkload.Sowhileitwoulddefinitely befuntoseehiminbaseballs summershowcase,thereareseveralmoredeservingAmeri-canLeaguesluggersatDH.It wouldntbefairtodenyoneof theminfavorofOhtani.Andhesunavailabletopitchatthispoint.Lethimwinhisinvitationnextseasonwithafullyhealthy andproductivefirsthalf.Ortheyearafterthat.Orwheneverithappens. Buzzkill,Iknow.ButevenwithoutOhtani,theresplentytowatchforlead-inguptothefirstAll-StarGameinthenationscapitalsincetheSenatorshostedatRFKStadiumin1969.StartwithAtlantaoutfielderNickMarkakis.Withmorethan2,150careerhits,hespoisedtomakeanAll-Starteamforthe firsttimeinhis13thbigleagueseason.MattKemp,MilesMikolasandMikeFoltynewiczareenjoyingfeel-goodcomebacks.RobinsonCano,theMVPof lastyearsgame,willsitthis oneoutwhileservingadrugsuspension.InjuriesmaykeepfamiliarstarssuchasClaytonKershaw,StephenStrasburg,Carlos CorreaandCoreySeagerfrom returning,butintheirplace shouldbeexcitingnewcomerslikeAaronNola,OzzieAlbies,AlexBregmanandEddieRosario.TheAmericanLeaguehas wonfivetimesinarowandis17-3-1inthelast21years. Iwanttowin.Ialwayswanttowin.Itsnotplayingforhome-fieldadvantageanymoreintheWorldSeries,butalltheseguysarecompetitorsandtheywanttowinfortheirrespectiveleague,ŽsaidNationalLeague managerDaveRobertsoftheLosAngelesDodgers. Theresalogjamatshortstop intheAL,andtheNLbullpenis loaded.Thatsortofthingiswhereit getscomplicated:Eachroster has32spots,with12goingto pitchers.Everyclubmustberepresented,too. OnlinevotingforthestartersateachpositionendedatmidnightThursday,andtheteamswillberevealedSundaynight.Imlookingforwardtoit.Itllbeagreatexperience,ŽsaidHoustonsAJHinch,whowill managetheALsquad.Itsascasualagameasyoullplaywiththebiggestnamesonthestage, andalltheattentionthatcomes withit.Itsabigdeal.ŽDisregardingfanandplayerballoting,hereareourpicks: AmericanLeagueFIRSTBASE: JoseAbreuofthe WhiteSoxgetsthestart,barely nudgingoutTorontoswitch-hitter JustinSmoak. SECONDBASE: ALMVPJose AltuvefromtheWorldSeries championAstrosisbackedupby 34-year-oldOaklandveteranJed Lowrie,whose“rstAll-Starnodis probablylongoverdue. SHORTSTOP: Clevelandwhiz FranciscoLindorisinthelineup. ToptradetargetMannyMachado fromlowlyBaltimore,andJean SegurafromSeattleareonthe bench.GoldGlovewinnerAndreltonSimmonsoftheAngelsis reallytoughtoleaveout. THIRDBASE: JoseRamirezgives theIndiansbothstartersonthe leftsideofthein“eld.Bregman backsupatthehotcorner,from Houston. CATCHER: WilsonRamosisabig reasontheRaysareholdingtheir own.PerennialpickSalvador Perezrepresentsthestruggling Royalsdespitehissubparseason. OUTFIELD: AngelsstarMike Troutplayscenter,withBostons MookieBettsinleftandYankees masherAaronJudgeinright. ReservesincludeRosariofrom theTwins,MitchHanigerfromthe Mariners,andNicholasCastellanosfromtheTigers. DESIGNATEDHITTER: J.D.Martinez hasbeenwortheverypennyduring his“rstseasoninBoston.Texas Shin-SooChooandNewYorkhulk GiancarloStantonbothstillplay theout“eldsometimes,which helps.SeattlesluggerNelsonCruz isaverydif“cultomission. STARTINGPITCHERS: LuisSeverinoisinlinetobecomethe“rst YankeespitchertostartanAllStarGamesinceRogerClemensin 2001.Otherright-handersinclude GerritColeandCharlieMorton fromHouston,plusCyYoung AwardwinnerCoreyKluberand TrevorBauerfromCleveland.The left-handersareBostonaceChris SaleandTampaBaysBlakeSnell. RELIEVERS: Four“lthyclosersin thebullpen:YankeesleftyAroldis Chapman,plusright-handers CraigKimbrel(Boston),Edwin Diaz(Seattle)andBlakeTreinen (Oakland).NationalLeagueFIRSTBASE: Bravescornerstone FreddieFreemanstartsover ArizonasPaulGoldschmidt,who overcameamiserableMaywitha monsterJune. SECONDBASE: Theunexpected starteratacompetitiveposition isScooterGennettfromtheReds. Rightbehindhimare”ashyJavier BaezfromtheCubsand21-yearoldigniterOzzieAlbiesfromthe surprisingBraves. SHORTSTOP: SanFranciscopro BrandonCrawfordisbackedupby ColoradobopperTrevorStory. THIRDBASE: NolanArenadois sensationalwithhisbatandglove fortheRockies.EugenioSuarez isblossomingintoabigrunproducerfortheReds,andSt.Louis MattCarpentercanplayboth cornerin“eldspots:evensecond baseifneeded. CATCHER: Achangingofthe guard,withMiamisJ.T.Realmuto startingandChicagosWillson Contrerassecondstring.St.Louis stalwartYadierMolinabarely beatsoutfamiliarrivalBuster PoseyoftheGiantsforanother benchspot. OUTFIELD: Milwaukeenewcomer LorenzoCainisexpectedback fromagroinstrainintimetostart incenter,”ankedbyMarkakisin rightandKempfromtheDodgers inleft.Despitealowbattingaverage,BryceHarperoftheNationals startsatDHinhishomeballpark. AlsoavailableareChristian Yelich(Brewers),OdubelHerrera (Phillies)andGregoryPolanco (Pirates). STARTINGPITCHERS: WashingtonaceMaxScherzer,who wonhissecondconsecutiveCy YoungAwardlastyearandthird overall,getstheballtostarton hisownmound.TheotherrighthandersareNolafromthePhillies, FoltynewiczfromtheBraves, MikolasfromtheCardinals,and JacobdeGromoftheMets.Cubs leftyJonLesterroundsoutthe group,withPatrickCorbinof theDiamondbacksnextinline asapotentialreplacementfor someone. RELIEVERS: Somanytochoose from,andnotonlyclosers.Abevy ofNLsetupmenareputtingup dominantnumbers.Intheend, thisbullpenfeaturesDodgers closerKenleyJansen,Arizona setupmanArchieBradleyandSan DiegosKirbyYatesfromtheright side,complementedbyNationals closerSeanDoolittle,Milwaukee strikeoutartistJoshHaderand SanFranciscosTonyWatsonfrom theleftside.StarsandstripesOutofbaseballsbest, whogetstocompetein Washington?

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DP„Cincinnati1(Peraza,Gennett,Votto); Chicago2(Zobrist,Russell,Rizzo),(Zobrist, Russell,Rizzo). CINCINNATIIPHRERBBSONPERA Mahle,W,7-66.25 1124102 3.66 Lorenzen,H,6.21110111 2.36 Crockett01000032.45 Iglss,S,17-201.210010352.52 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Mntgmry,L,3-356 332285 3.68 Rosario1.22 001128 1.66 Edwards.10000142.84 Farrell1.11001126 4.32 Wilson.20 000293.03 Crockettpitchedto1batterinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Lorenzen 2-0,Crockett1-0,Iglesias2-1,Edwards 1-0,Wilson1-0.HBP„Montgomery2 (Suarez,Votto). T „3:09.A„41,434(41,649).BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSReds3,Cubs2: TylerMahletossed one-runballintotheseventhinning andCincinnatiedgedChicagoforits “fthstraightvictoryovertheCubs. AdamDuvallandScooterGennett droveinrunsastheRedswonforthe 14thtimein18gamesandendedthe Cubssix-gamewinningstreak.Billy Hamilton,CincinnatisNo.9hitter, hadthreehitsandleadoffmanJose Perazahadtwo.Mahle(7-6)allowed “vehitsandstruckoutfourover6.2 inningstowinhisfourthstraight decision.Inhislastsevenstarts,the 23-year-oldright-handerhasa2.06 ERA.RaiselIglesias,Cincinnatis thirdreliever,gotthe“nal“veouts forhis17thsavein20chances. LATE N.Y.YankeesatToronto OaklandatCleveland TampaBayatN.Y.Mets TexasatDetroit BaltimoreatMinnesota ChicagoWhiteSoxatHouston BostonatKansasCity L.A.DodgersatL.A.Angels ColoradoatSeattle MiamiatWashington PhiladelphiaatPittsburgh AtlantaatMilwaukee SanDiegoatArizona St.LouisatSanFranciscoTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA CincinnatiHarvey(R)4-54.918-63-018.11.47 ChicagoChatwood(R)2:20p3-54.427-80-115.06.60 PhiladelphiaArrieta(R)5-63.547-90-116.04.50 PittsburghTaillon(R)4:05p5-64.059-81-115.24.60 St.LouisMartinez(R)5-43.208-62-116.05.06 SanFran.Samardzija(R)4:05p1-46.562-60-212.15.84 AtlantaSanchez(R)3-22.896-30-215.25.17 MilwaukeeWilkerson(R)4:10p0-015.000-00-00.00.00 MiamiChen(L)2-55.556-70-216.04.50 WashingtonScherzer(R)7:15p10-52.1612-60-220.02.70 SanDiegoRoss(R)5-63.7811-60-218.05.00 ArizonaRay(L)10:10p3-14.895-31-112.14.38AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA BaltimoreGausman(R)4-64.055-121-020.02.25 MinnesotaGibson(R)2:10p2-63.587-100-218.05.00 NewYorkSeverino(R)13-21.9816-23-019.11.40 TorontoHapp(L)4:07p10-44.0311-62-120.06.30 ChicagoShields(R)3-94.126-121-118.11.47 HoustonMorton(R)4:10p10-22.5511-62-119.20.92 TexasHamels(L)4-74.056-111-117.05.82 DetroitFiers(R)4:10p5-53.7910-60-220.02.70 OaklandJackson(R)1-02.132-01-012.22.13 ClevelandKluber(R)4:10p12-42.6412-62-114.25.52 BostonPrice(L)9-64.2811-61-215.17.04 KansasCityKeller(R)7:15p2-32.092-41-121.01.71INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA ColoradoFreeland(L)8-63.259-82-020.01.80 SeattlePaxton(L)4:10p8-23.3012-62-120.02.70 TampaBaySnell(L)11-42.2411-73-021.10.84 Mets(NL)Matz(L)4:10p4-53.469-71-118.04.00 Dodgers(NL)TBD0-00.000-00-00.00.00 Angels(AL)McGuire(R)7:15p0-17.560-10-13.113.50 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLJuly7 1936: TheNLwonits“rstAll-Stargame4-3atBraves FieldinBoston. 1937: LouGehrigdroveinfourrunswithahomerunand adoubletopacetheALtoan8-3victoryovertheNLin theAll-StargameatWashingtonsGrif“thStadium. 1959: AtForbesFieldinPittsburgh,the“rstoftwoAllStargamesplayedthatseasonwenttotheNL,5-4.The NLscoredthetyingandwinningrunsinthebottomof theeighthwhenHankAaronsingledinarunandscored onatriplebyWillieMays. 1982: HaroldBainesofChicagohitthreesuccessive homeruns,includingagrandslam,toleadtheWhite Soxtoa7-0victoryovertheDetroitTigers. 1998: CoorsFieldliveduptoitsbillingasahitters havenastheAmericanLeaguebeattheNationals13-8 atCoorsFieldinthehighest-scoringAll-Stargamein majorleaguehistory.The21runsbroketherecordset intheALs11-9winin1954. 2006: ClevelandIndiansdesignatedhitterTravisHafner becamethe“rstplayerinmajorleaguehistorytohit “vegrandslamsbeforetheAll-Starbreakwhenheconnectedinthesecondinningofa9-0winoverBaltimore. 2009: AlanEmbreeearnedthewininColorados5-4 victoryoverWashingtonwithoutthrowingapitch. Heenteredwithtwooutsintheeighthandpickedoff AustinKearns,whohadsingledoffJoelPeralta.Itwas the“rsttimeamajorleaguerhadgottenawinwithout throwingapitchsinceB.JRyanforBaltimoreatDetroit onMay1,2003. 2011: TravisHafnerhitagrandslaminthebottomof theninthinningtocaptheClevelands“ve-runrallyfor a5-4winoverToronto. S TATISTICALLEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,75;Trout,LosAngeles,67; Betts,Boston,66;Judge,NewYork,61;Martinez, Boston,60;Segura,Seattle,60;Springer,Houston,60; Benintendi,Boston,58;Ramirez,Cleveland,58;2tiedat 57. RBI: Martinez,Boston,71;Haniger,Seattle,62;Lowrie, Oakland,59;Machado,Baltimore,59;Encarnacion, Cleveland,58;KDavis,Oakland,57;Gattis,Houston, 57;Judge,NewYork,57;Mazara,Texas,56;Ramirez, Cleveland,56. HITS: Altuve,Houston,116;Segura,Seattle,112;Cast ellanos,Detroit,106;Martinez,Boston,104;Lindor, Cleveland,103;Rosario,Minnesota,102;Machado, Baltimore,101;AJones,Baltimore,97;Lowrie,Oakland, 97;2tiedat94. HOMERUNS: Martinez,Boston,26;Judge,NewYork,24; Ramirez,Cleveland,24;Trout,LosAngeles,24;Lindor, Cleveland,23;Cruz,Seattle,22;Betts,Boston,21;Gallo, T exas,21;Machado,Baltimore,21;Stanton,NewYork,21. S TOLENBASES: Gordon,Seattle,22;Anderson,Chicago, 20;Ramirez,Cleveland,17;Benintendi,Boston,16; RDavis,Cleveland,16;DeShields,Texas,16;Merri“eld, KansasCity,16;Betts,Boston,15;Smith,TampaBay, 15;Segura,Seattle,14. PITCHING: Severino,NewYork,13-2;Kluber,Cleveland,12-4;Snell,TampaBay,11-4;Happ,Toronto,10-4; Morton,Houston,10-2;Porcello,Boston,10-3;Rodriguez,Boston,10-3;5tiedat9. ERA: Severino,NewYork,1.98;Verlander,Houston, 2.15;Snell,TampaBay,2.24;Sale,Boston,2.40;Bauer, Cleveland,2.45;Morton,Houston,2.55;Kluber,Cleveland,2.64;Skaggs,LosAngeles,2.64;Cole,Houston, 2.70;Sabathia,NewYork,3.02. S TRIKEOUTS: Sale,Boston,164;Cole,Houston,158; Bauer,Cleveland,156;Verlander,Houston,154;Paxton, Seattle,145;Severino,NewYork,138;Morton,Houston, 133;Snell,TampaBay,123;Kluber,Cleveland,120;Berrios,Minnesota,114. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Albies,Atlanta,67;Blackmon,Colorado,63; Pham,St.Louis,59;Goldschmidt,Arizona,58;Hernandez,Philadelphia,58;Arenado,Colorado,57;Baez, Chicago,55;Bellinger,LosAngeles,54;Freeman, Atlanta,54;2tiedat53. RBI: Arenado,Colorado,63;Suarez,Cincinnati,63;Baez, Chicago,61;Story,Colorado,60;Gennett,Cincinnati, 58;Markakis,Atlanta,58;Rizzo,Chicago,58;Freeman, Atlanta,57;Aguilar,Milwaukee,56;Kemp,LosAngeles, 55. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta,108;Gennett,Cincinnati,105; Albies,Atlanta,104;Castro,Miami,102;Freeman, Atlanta,101;Anderson,Miami,97;Turner,Washington, 97;Arenado,Colorado,96;Peraza,Cincinnati,93;Story, Colorado,93. HOMERUNS: Arenado,Colorado,22;Harper,Washington,21;Muncy,LosAngeles,20;Aguilar,Milwaukee,19; Goldschmidt,Arizona,19;Albies,Atlanta,18;5tiedat 17. STOLENBASES: Inciarte,Atlanta,23;MTaylor,Washington,23;Turner,Washington,22;SMarte,Pittsburgh, 18;Cain,Milwaukee,16;Dyson,Arizona,16;Hamilton, Cincinnati,16;Baez,Chicago,15;Peraza,Cincinnati,15; Jankowski,SanDiego,14. PITCHING: Lester,Chicago,11-2;Nola,Philadelphia, 11-2;Scherzer,Washington,10-5;Godley,Arizona,9-6; Greinke,Arizona,9-5;Mikolas,St.Louis,9-3;5tiedat8. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.85;Foltynewicz,Atlanta, 2.02;Scherzer,Washington,2.16;Lester,Chicago,2.25; Nola,Philadelphia,2.40;Mikolas,St.Louis,2.63;Guerra, Milwaukee,2.88;Corbin,Arizona,3.05;Newcomb, Atlanta,3.11;Freeland,Colorado,3.25. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,174;Corbin,Arizona,140;deGrom,NewYork,134;Gray,Colorado,119; Nola,Philadelphia,116;Greinke,Arizona,112;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,107;Velasquez,Philadelphia,107;Pivetta, Philadelphia,104;Mahle,Cincinnati,97.THURSDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Texas7,Detroit5 Houston4,ChicagoWhiteSox3 Minnesota5,Baltimore2 Seattle4,L.A.Angels1 NationalLeague Washington14,Miami12 Milwaukee7,Atlanta2 SanDiego6,Arizona3 St.Louis11,SanFrancisco2 SUNDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague N.Y.YankeesatToronto,1:07p.m. OaklandatCleveland,1:10p.m. TexasatDetroit,1:10p.m. BaltimoreatMinnesota,2:10p.m. ChicagoWhiteSoxatHouston,2:10p.m. BostonatKansasCity,2:15p.m. NationalLeague MiamiatWashington,1:35p.m. PhiladelphiaatPittsburgh,1:35p.m. AtlantaatMilwaukee,2:10p.m. CincinnatiatChicagoCubs,2:20p.m. St.LouisatSanFrancisco,4:05p.m. SanDiegoatArizona,4:10p.m. Interleague TampaBayatN.Y.Mets,1:10p.m. ColoradoatSeattle,4:10p.m. L.A.DodgersatL.A.Angels,8:05p.m.BASEBALLCALENDARJULY17: All-StarGame, Washington. JULY29: HallofFame inductions, Cooperstown,N.Y. JULY31: Lastdayto tradeaplayerwithout securingwaivers. OCT.2-3: Wild-cardgames. DEC.10-13: Winter meetings, LasVegas. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos682606688.338 AltuveHou8934957116.332 SeguraSea8133760112.332 JMartinezBos8331860104.327 SimmonsLAA772864290.315 MDuffyTB702772687.314 TroutLAA883046794.309 MMachadoBal8532842101.308 RosarioMin8333257102.307 BrantleyCle743014592.306 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. GennettCin8432052105.328 AlmoraChC802534683.328 MarkakisAtl8633952108.319 KempLAD822643984.318 ArenadoCol813085796.312 RealmutoMia632524278.310 SuarezCin712664382.308 BCrawfordSF842963891.307 FFreemanAtl8633154101.305 DickersonPit772873587.303 ThroughJuly5 DustupCubssecondbasemanBenZobrist(left)tagsouttheRedsBillyHamiltonatsecond baseduringthethirdinningFridayinChicago.[NAMY.HUH/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]


C6 Saturday, July 7, 2018 | 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 JFMAMJ 2,680 2,740 2,800 S&P 500Close: 2,759.82 Change: 23.21 (0.8%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 27,200 JFMAMJ 23,960 24,320 24,680 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 24,456.48 Change: 99.74 (0.4%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 2115 Declined 704 New Highs 121 New Lows 25 Vol. (in mil.) 2,513 Pvs. Volume 2,890 1,635 1,686 1985 848 130 18 NYSE NASDDOW 24520.29 24281.47 24456.48 +99.74 +0.41% -1.06% DOW Trans. 10520.08 10384.74 10473.93 +47.31 +0.45% -1.30% DOW Util. 731.26 723.24 729.37 +5.84 +0.81% +0.83% NYSE Comp. 12684.35 12561.96 12664.88 +79.67 +0.63% -1.12% NASDAQ 7695.81 7588.65 7688.39 +101.96 +1.34% +11.37% S&P 500 2764.41 2733.52 2759.82 +23.21 +0.85% +3.22% S&P 400 1992.94 1971.70 1989.49 +15.09 +0.76% +4.68% Wilshire 5000 28908.32 28590.84 28869.28 +247.77 +0.87% +3.87% Russell 2000 1695.18 1678.57 1694.05 +14.57 +0.87% +10.33% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 99.74 points, or 0.4 percent, to 24,456.48. The Nasdaq composite added 101.96 points, or 1.3 percent, to 7,688.39. The Russell 2000 index of smallercompany stocks picked up 14.57 points, or 0.9 percent, to 1,694.05.The U.S. put a 25 percent tax on $34 billion worth of Chinese imports Friday. China retaliated with taxes on an equal amount of U.S. products, including soy-beans, pork and electric cars, calling the move the start of the biggest trade war in economic history.ŽThough the first exchange of tariffs is unlikely to inflict much economic harm on either nation, the damage could soon escalate. President Donald Trump, who has claimed that winning a trade war would be easy, has said that hes prepared to drastically raise tariffs on more Chinese imports. Mounting tariffs could raise costs across the board for consumers and businesses, slowing growth and investment and hurting companies that rely on imported parts to make their goods.Stocks up despite USChina trade ti A ship hauls containers at a container port Friday in Qingdao in eastern Chinas Shandong province. The United States hiked tariffs on Chinese imports Friday, and Beijing said it immediately retaliated in a dispute between the worlds two biggest economies that President Donald Trump says he is prepared to escalate. [CHINATOPIX VIA AP]By Paul Wiseman and Josh BoakThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The trade war that erupted Friday between the U.S. and China carries a major risk of escalation that could weaken investment, depress spending, unsettle financial markets and slow the global economy.The opening shots were fired just after midnight, when the Trump administration imposed a 25 percent tariff on $34 billion of imports from China, and Beijing promptly retali-ated with duties on an equal amount of American products. It accused the U.S. of igniting the biggest trade war in economic history.ŽBecause of this first round of hostilities, American businesses and, ultimately, consumers could end up paying more for such Chinese-made products as construction equipment and other machinery. And American suppliers of soybeans, pork and whiskey could lose their competitive edge in China.These initial tariffs are unlikely to inflict serious harm to the worlds two biggest economies. Gregory Daco, head of U.S. econom-ics at Oxford Economics, has calculated that they would pare growth in both countries by no more than 0.2 percent through 2020.But the conflict could soon escalate. President Donald Trump, who has boasted that winning a trade war is easy, has said he is prepared to impose tariffs on up to $550 billion in Chi-nese imports „ a figure that exceeds the $506 billion in goods that China shipped to the U.S. last year.Escalating tariffs are likely to slow business investment as companies wait to see whether the administration can reach a truce with Beijing. Some employers will probably put hiring on hold until the picture becomes clearer. The damage could risk undoing some of the economic benefits of last years tax cuts.Trade disruption is the greatest threat to global growth,Ž said Dec Mullarkey, managing director of investment strategies at Sun Life Investment Man-agement. The direct effects will be amplified as business confidence drops and investment decisions are delayed. Markets are still hoping that the key players return to the negotiation table.ŽThe root of the conflict is the Trump administrations assertion that China has long used predatory tactics in a drive to supplant Americas technological supremacy. Those tactics include cyber-theft as well as forcing companies to hand over technology in exchange for access to Chinas market. Trumps tariffs are meant to press Beijing to change its ways.The rift with China is the most consequential trade conflict the administration has provoked. But its hardly the only one.Trump is also sparring with the European Union over his threat to tax auto imports and with Canada and Mexico over his push to rewrite the North American trade pact. And he has sub-jected most of Americas trading partners to tariffs on steel and aluminum.Many caught in the initial line of fire „ U.S. farmers absorbing tariffs on their exports to China, for instance „ are fearful. The price of soybeans has plunged 13 percent over the past month on fears that Chinese tariffs will cut off American farmers from China, which buys about 60 percent of their soybean exports.For soybean producers like me, this is a direct financial hit,Ž said Brent Bible, a soy and corn producer in Romney, Indiana. These tariffs could mean the difference between a profit and a loss for an entire years worth of work out in the field, and thats only in the near term.ŽChristine LoCascio, an executive at the Distilled Spirits Council, said she fears Chinas tariffs on U.S. whiskey will put the brakes on an American success storyŽ of rising exports of U.S. spirits.Even before the first shots, the prospect of a trade war was worrying investors. The Dow Jones industrial average has shed hundreds of points since June 11. But the risks are now priced into the market, and the Dow actually rose nearly 100 points Friday to 24,456.48.Chinas currency, the yuan, has dropped 3.5 per-cent against the dollar over the past month, giving Chi-nese companies a price edge over their U.S. competition. The drop might reflect a deliberate devaluation by Beijing to signal its displea-sure over the state of trade negotiations,Ž according to a report from the Institute of International Finance, a banking trade group.The Trump administration sought to limit the impact of the tariffs on U.S. households by targeting Chinese industrial goods, not consumer products, for the first round of tariffs.But that step raises costs for U.S. companies that rely on Chinese-made machinery or components. And it could force them to pass those higher costs on to their business customers and, eventually, to consumers.Ripple e ectMARKET WATCHDow 24,456.48 99.74 Nasdaq 7,688.39 101.96 S&P 2,759.82 23.21 Russell 1,694.05 14.57 NYSE 12,664.88 79.67COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,254.30 3.00 Silver 15.981 .027 Platinum 844.20 7.10 Copper 2.8130 .0010 Oil 73.80 0.86 World marketsHow key international stock markets performed: AmsterdamAEX BrusselsBEL20 FrankfurtDAX Hong KongHang Seng LondonFTSE 100MilanFTSE MIB ParisCAC40 SydneyASX All Ordinaries TokyoNikkei ZurichSwiss Market Index % CHANGE PREVIOUS CLOSE TODAYS CLOSE ASSOCIATED PRESS KEY 0.2% 552.43 553.62 0.6% 3,747.22 3,770.67 0.3% 12,464.29 12,496.17 0.5% 28,182.09 28,315.62 0.2% 7,603.22 7,617.70 0.1% 21,914.29 21,925.51 0.2% 5,366.32 5,375.77 0.8% 6,302.90 6,355.70 1.1% 21,546.99 21,788.14 0.3% 8,674.04 8,697.42 BUSINESSWHAT TO WATCH FOR TODAY€ Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for May.MARKET MOVERS€ Biogen Inc.: Up $58.67 to $357.48 „ The drugmaker reported positive results in a trial for an Alzheimers treatment. € PriceSmart Inc.: Down $10 to $83.40 „ The warehouse club operator reported earnings that fell short of analysts forecasts.BRIEFCASENEW YORKMazda recalls 270,000 vehicles over airbagsMazda is recalling nearly 270,000 vehicles with Takata airbags that have the potential to explode.Chemicals used to inflate the air bags can deteriorate in some conditions, caus-ing them to deploy with too much force, blowing apart a metal canister that can result in flying shrapnel.The potentially deadly defect can be found in passenger-side airbags on certain 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 and 2004 MPV vehicles nationwide. It also involves 2005-2006 MPV models in certain states. BERLINGermanys top court OKs use of VW docs in probeGermanys highest court says investigators can examine internal docu-ments seized last year from automaker Volkswagen as part of a probe into the diesel emissions scandal.The Federal Constitutional Court on Friday dismissed a legal complaint from Volkswagen seeking to block authorities from using the documents for their investigation.Volkswagen has been embroiled in a scandal involving its diesel vehi-cles since 2015, when U.S. authorities revealed the company had used engine software to cheat on emis-sions tests. LONDONAirbus doubles down on Brexit warning to UKAviation giant Airbus on Friday underscored its threat to leave Britain if the country exits the European Union without an agreement on future trading relations, noting that the company is already taking steps to mitigate a worst-case scenario. The Associated Press US-China trade war elevates the risks to the global economy


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OUTDOORSATTRACT BIRDS AND BEES Ortho has partnered with the Pollinator Stewardship Council for a consumer education campaign, Bee Responsible,Ž aimed at helping home gardeners protect the pollinators in their yards, attract more of them, and help them thrive. € Plant nectar and pollen-rich wild owers. € Use repellent products that are neonic free, never spray on windy days and avoid owers. € Provide shelter and water. | Saturday, July 7, 2018 E1 HOMESTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 BATHROOMSCREATE A MAN CAVE BATHROOMIt is possible to create a bathroom worthy of any man cave, and these tips from TOTO will show you how. € The right upgrades can turn any toilet into a throne. Look beyond the standard options to nd something really unique. € Installing heated oors in your bathroom can provide a muchappreciated dose of comfort once cooler temperatures arrive. STORM PREPCONSIDER A GENERATORAs homewowners prepare for the 2018 storm season, a big worry is the cost and danger they may face if they lose power, Kohler says. Depending on the size, an automatic standby generator can power lights, HVAC, refrigerators, sump pumps, computers, TVs and home security systems, while smaller units can power a few key circuits. „Brandpoint By Laura Firszt More Content NowWhen youre selling a home, the words sellers disclosureŽ may fill you with confusion, even with fear. What exactly is the point of a sellers disclosure, and how much do you need to reveal? The following FAQs will give you the answers youre looking for.Q. What is a sellers disclosure?A. Its a document to be completed by the owner of a residential property for sale. In general, the sellers disclosure form consists mainly of several pages of yes/no questions describing the house or condo, including anything that could have an adverse impact on valueŽ or on a house hunters decision to purchase. Common examples of these negatives are water damage, hazards (lead paint, cracked foundation, etc.), or pest infestation. The disclosure may also provide general information such as the age and condition of fixtures and appliances, the number of an assigned parking spot (where there is a shared lot), or whether the home is classed as a heritage building. Answer the questions to the best of your knowledge. UnknownŽ or not applicableŽ are usually listed as possible responses.Q. Am I as a seller legally required to submit a disclosure?A. That depends on where you live. Certain states (California, to name one) have very stringent requirements. In others, the disclosure is optional. And in some areas, the sellers disclosure actually becomes part of the property purchase contract. Speak to your broker or a local real estate lawyer to find out how to proceed. While these professionals are not permitted to fill out the sellers disclosure for you, they can certainly answer any questions you might have.Q. Which home imp rovements need to be included in the disclosure statement?A. All major home improvements like a kitchen remodel, bathroom addition, or roof replacement must be mentioned. The seller has to provide details of the work that was done and disclose whether necessary permits were obtained. Minor home improvements and repairs (for example, a paint job or new faucet) do not need to be included. Q. Does a sellers disclosure take the place of a home inspection?A. No, your prospective buyer will most likely still opt to have the home inspected by a professional as a condition of the sale. You as the seller might want to hire a home inspector yourself prior to officially listing your property, to give you a heads upŽ on issues you werent aware of. Q. What if I know theres a problem?A. If you, as a hopeful home seller, know that a problem exists with the house (a leaky roof is the classic example), you have two possible courses of action: You might choose simply to leave the issue as is. In that case, disclose the defect and be prepared to make a concession on the price. You can hire a qualified roofer to fix the problem. This second approach is preferable for several reasons: your house will show better „ and probably sell faster „ when its in top shape, and you wont have to compromise on your expected price. Be sure to document the repair in your sellers disclosure and supply a copy of both the warranty and the permit, if applicable.Q. What happens if I fail to disclose a known issue?A. Once again, the answer depends on your state law. Generally, if the buyers discover the omission before closing, they are allowed to walk away from the deal. In many areas, if they have gone through with the purchase before finding out somethings wrong, they can sue you (ouch!), within a specified time period.Q. Cant I just market my home as isŽ?A. Yes, this is permissible in some locales. It may be an appealing route to take when you are selling an inherited property or you simply want to get your hands on some cash as quickly as possible. In such a case, you wont have to prepare a detailed sellers disclosure. However, normally you will still be required to disclose any latent defects „ threats to the health and safety of your homes occupants which are not readily visible (radon, for instance) „ as well as any legal issues with the title. Laura Firszt writes for State requirementsTo “ nd out what things you state requires you to disclose, “ nd your states real estate agency at the Association of Real Estate License Law Of“ cials website: https://www. regulatory-agencies/#region.1 Or you can do an online search for the name of your state and real estate disclosure.ŽSOURCE: ASSOCIATION OF REAL ESTATE LICENSE LAW OFFICIALSSellers disclosure What you need to tell when you sell a home BIGSTOCK/FREEPIK IMAGES After 38 years in the construction supply business dealing with thousands of builders throughout the Southeast, plus having built a couple of custom homes myself, I am often asked about what I would or would not do when building a home. As with anything, my advice and opinions are not the construction gospel and I encourage you to talk with other construction professionals to help you make the best decision. Here are my top 10 home building tips in order of importance: Dont stucco over wood framing. No matter how good the stucco subcontractor is, concrete cracks and moisture will penetrate the wall, posing a potential mold and rot problem. Instead, use a house wrap, moisture tape and Florida-approved siding that attaches to the wood. Get your house off the ground. Builders construct homes on slabs at grade level in the area every day. It typically doesnt pose a problem with sandy soil. However, a rain of biblical nature, an overflowing swimming pool, and crawling critters find easier access to a home that is constructed on grade level. It is amazing what a slab that is 1 foot off the grade will prevent. If you are building a frame home insist on using boratetreated lumber, not sprayed. Wood treaters pressure treat borate into the lumber, which kills bugs and termites. Formosan termites are a real threat, and borate-treated lumber will keep pests out of your home. This is a great investment and big savings on pest control. Seal your home for water intrusion. The biggest danger to your home is moisture intrusion, and it can be stopped with new technology in house wrap, window and door tape, and highperformance block sealer. Identifying potential water intrusion points in your home and stopping them is key to owning a structure that will withstand the test of time. Dont pay high priced labor to smear on cheap paint. The quality of paint matters greatly. With high priced labor these days, its wise to spend AROUND THE HOUSEMy top 10 home building tipsWhen building a home, seal it for water intrusion. The biggest danger to your home is moisture intrusion, and it can be stopped with new technology in house wrap, window and door tape, and high-performance block sealer. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE PHOTO] Don MagruderSee TIPS, E2


E2 Saturday, July 7, 2018 | DailyCommercial.coma few extra dollars on quality paint that will cover and last the rigors of kids and weather. I am not a fan of sliding glass doors. I prefer regular French doors or folding doors, because they offer more security and require less maintenance. Dirt and muck will build up in the tracks of sliding glass doors creating problems later. Many times, the sliding doors do not work properly because of unlevel slabs. In Florida, dont use steel or wood exterior doors unless you plan on doing a lot of maintenance to keep them in good shape. Floridas climate is tough on exterior doors „ doors made of steel or wood need constant maintenance. A fiberglass door with a FrameSaver jamb and a poly brick mold looks like wood and lasts much longer. Choose your interior doors wisely and remember most molded hardboard doors are priced the same. Many homeowners select sixpanel doors without looking at the various other arch and panel configurations. Dont forget about the moulding. A custom home without nice, appropriately-sized moulding that fits the style of the home is incomplete. New composite mouldings are now affordable and easy to paint „ a great investment. Spend the extra money and get real wood cabinet boxes that last longer and look better. Whatever the cabinet companies choose to call their press board sides still doesnt change the fact it is compressed glued sawdust. Real hardwood cabinets can withstand the abuse of everyday life in a kitchen. There is a New Orleans term lagniappeŽ which means giving someone a little something extra that is unexpected. Here is my lagniappe if you are building a home „ over insulate. Buy energy-efficient windows; put extra insulation in the ceiling; and add a little more insulation foam in cutouts. The dividends paid out is a lifetime of energy savings, which truly cannot be measured. Let me know what you think. Did I miss something? Don Magruder is the CEO of Ro-Mac Lumber & Supply Inc. He is also the host of the Around the House radio show heard every Monday at noon on My790AM WLBE in Leesburg. TIPSFrom Page E1Summer has arrived and brought some friends, heat and humidity. As we welcome summer, we need to be aware of the increases in temperature and humidity that can increase our risk of heat-related illnesses such as dehydration. According to UF Health, symptoms of dehydration range from mild to severe. Signs include thirst, dry mouth, headache, muscle cramps, not urinating or very dark-yellow urine, dry, shriveled skin, increased heartbeat, sunken eyes and unconsciousness. Children, older adults and people with illnesses or diseases, such as diabetes, are at a higher risk of developing dehydration. Water is a major component in the structure of our body. It serves vital functions such as transportation of nutrients, removal of waste and body temperature regulation. Keeping yourself hydrated is extremely important in order to keep your body functioning at optimal level. The best way to ensure proper hydration is to consume fluids, preferably water. Most people are aware of the rule of thumb that encourages 8 cups of water per day. However, there are many factors that influence how much water you should consume daily. How much water you should drink depends on your age, activity intensity and length, type of weather and health status. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends to start drinking water before exercising or beginning an outdoor activity and every 15 to 30 minutes while engaging in the activity. Even though water is vital for bodily functions, it can become boring over time. This is why many prefer sugary beverages such as juice and soda. In order to decrease the consumption of sugary beverages try sprucing up your water. Add a splash of your favorite 100 percent fruit juice to water to enhance the flavor. Another great way is to utilize crops in season to make infused water. Snip a few herbs and grab some of your fresh produce from your garden. Or, you can discover the crops that are in season in Florida and available each month by visiting Typically people will infuse water with lemon, lime and mint, but the possibilities are endless. When making a glass of infused water, use about cup of sliced or smashed produce. When making a gallon, use about 2-4 cups of produce. Currently watermelon and mango are in season. Try cutting a few slices of watermelon with mint or rosemary and add it to your glass of water. Blend slices of mango, lime and basil for a refreshing treat. Drink immediately or place in the fridge for a few hours in order to taste the maximum amount of flavor. Summer is a time for fun and many outdoor activities. Remember to stay hydrated, especially on days when the temperature and humidity levels are high. The first sign of dehydration is thirst. Listen to your body and drink plenty of fluids in order to avoid dehydration. Enjoy summer, but dont let heat and humidity get in your way. Mia Wilchcombe is the Family and Consumer Science Agent for the UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Center.FROM THE EXTENSIONDrink up to prevent dehydrationGavyn Chandler Gregory drinks water out of a hose in his yard in demonstrating the value of staying hydrated during the summer heat. [SUBMITTED] Mia Wilchcombe

PAGE 27 | Saturday, July 7, 2018 E3 The Washington PostWashington Post Gardening columnist Adrian Higgins answered questions recently in an online chat. Here is an edited excerpt. Q: Where do you recommend beginners learn fundamentals of gardening? A: I dont think you can learn gardening from online sources, and even books have their limitations. The best way to learn how to garden is to do it, and preferably in the orbit of a friend or relative who is a gardener and can guide you. This is why a community garden can be so helpful. Q: This is my first season growing sunflowers from seeds. They are growing prodigiously, reaching about waist-level over the past six weeks. While mostly healthy, they appear to have some strange holes in the leaves, along with some crinkly browning. What can I do to help them out? A: The one thing they dont need is wet soil, especially after all this rain. Remove brown leaves but leave the holed ones. Flea beetles are a problem on young plants, especially eggplant and peppers, but a well-tended plant usually will outgrow the damage. I think thats also the case for your sunflowers. Dont give them a high nitrogen feed and only water when they are dry. Q: How can I safely treat an indoor, potted basil (to be used for cooking) for little flying bugs? A: Sounds like whitefly. If you have a severe infestation, I would bag and throw out the basil plants and buy some fresh plants. They also will be much happier growing outside. Q: My son and I are starting a butterfly garden in our yard. We know milkweed is important for caterpillars and butterflies, but every nursery weve gone to says that they dont have it and that its not something garden stores sell. How and where do we acquire some for our garden? A: Milkweed species are fairly easy to find. It would have been better to have bought some plants a month ago at local nurseries or plant sales. You may find seeds but its too late to grow them from seed and expect a good result this year. There is controversy about planting the tropical milkweed. Some believe it is sickening monarchs, leaving three perennial milkweed species to explore. I think swamp milkweed is prettier than butterfly weed. The common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is just too weedy and coarse for the home garden in my view. Q: I had to rip out a bunch of the landscaping in the front of my house after a fire and restoration. Im moving back into the house mid -July. Should I wait until September to plant dwarf boxwoods and replace the Japanese maple tree that also was a casualty? A: I would only plant now (with summers heat) if you have done great soil preparation, the roots are gently, but effectively, teased out of their pot shape, you put down a thin layer of organic mulch, and you are planting in an area of partial shade. Most boxwood varieties, in particular, do much better in partial shade than full sun. After setting a plant in the ground, its important to water it well and then push the soil down around the roots to eliminate air pockets, refilling the depressions as needed.In the summer heat, success stems from planning, watchful eyeBy Adrian HigginsThe Washington PostThe rose lends itself to plant breeding as willingly as its cousin the apple, and gardeners have been trying to find the next perfect rose for centuries. In recent years this tinkering has reached a new pitch as breeders, growers and nurseries have frantically sought to reinvent the rose and reshape its image as a sickly and fussy plant. To a great extent they have succeeded, developing roses that bloom continually into fall and dont need spraying. The shining example is the Knock Out rose, planted by the millions and defining office parks, hotel parking lots and home gardens where the owner doesnt want to fuss with the plant life. Knock Out succeeds wildly as a bulletproof flowering shrub, but the plant is stiff in its habit and the off-key magenta bloom is hard to love. It is not the rose of Shakespeare sonnets. But there is a rose worthy of such poetic devotion and one that has stayed above the fray of the breeding revolution. This is the rambling rose „ the spreading, luxuriant rose of arbors, trellises and pergolas that is so decadent in its vigor, flower count, colors, fragrances and sheer lan that it almost dares you to declare it old-fashioned. The rambler is not oldfashioned; its timeless. I can think of no other single plant that can lend an area of the garden so much drama, romance and character. So why doesnt everyone have one? They can be hard to find, and they require some work, but the biggest drawback is that they bloom just once a year. A single bower may be in flower for a month, and extravagantly even for a rose, but those attributes dont wash for consumers programmed for ever-blooming roses. We dont fret when the dogwood blooms but once a year, or the clematis or the viburnum. We should allow room in our hearts „ and gardens „ for ramblers, and you dont need a thatched, low-eaved cottage to get the effect. I have two growing on a utilitarian fence around my community garden plot. By any objective measure, they look great, especially the French heirloom named Alexandre Girault, dripping from mid-May to mid-June with hundreds of scented, crimson-pink blooms. The lateral branches extend 25 feet, and the embrace would be more encompassing if I allowed it. Once the blooms fade, I spend about an hour cutting off all the spent flowers and then 10 minutes once a week through the summer trimming back the vegetative growth to keep it tidy-looking and clear of the adjoining path. Even if I viewed this work as a chore rather than as horticultural therapy, it would still be worth it for the annual display. I dont spray it against black spot or anything else, and the foliage remains clean and disease-free. Climbing roses, in comparison to ramblers, tend to bloom repeatedly through the season, but are shorter and with stiffer canes. One rose lover who needs no convincing is Connie Hilker, who lives in an 1848 brick Gothic house in the Stafford County, Va., hamlet of Hartwood. The property, once part of a 1,150-acre antebellum estate, has nine acres of land adorned with old trees and charming outbuildings, and is wrapped in a paddock fence that serves as a gallery wall for her pictureperfect rambling roses. A rose named Dr. W. Van Fleet was particularly festive when I visited recently. This is one of the best-known and most enduring rambling roses, but its offspring (actually a mutation known as a sport) has become more famous as the ubiquitous climber we know as New Dawn. New Dawn is a great rose „ for one thing, it reblooms „ but its parent has the edge when it comes to rambling qualities. The canes are more pliant and the rose is covered in so many soft pink blossoms that the petals, when they fall, turn the ground a blushed white.The rambler: A rose worthy of poetic devotionRambling rose variety Dr. W. Van Fleet at the Stafford County, Va., property of rose g rower Connie Hilker, seen June 5. [DAYNA SMITH/ THE WASHINGTON POST]




DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, "Pierre," and I have been a couple for 18 months. We moved in together three months ago. The trouble is, Pierre is French, and he doesn't believe in marriage. He says it's an "outdated institution and a social construct." He also claims that no one in France gets married. My parents are very religious, and they do not support us living in sin. They say if we have a child out of wedlock, they will cut me off completely. What should I do? I love my family, but I also love Pierre. And I've always dreamed of having a romantic wedding with my father walking me down the aisle. I know Pierre is committed to me, but he dislikes the institution of marriage and won't budge on this. I'm 34 and my biological clock is ticking. Any advice will be appreciated. -CONFLICTED IN CALIFORNIA DEAR CONFLICTED: Pierre has given you fair warning and so have your parents. Marriage exists in France just as it does here in the USA. That Pierre doesn't believe in it should be an indication that the two of you have very different denitions of what a committed relationship is, and it may be partly cultural in nature. How do you feel about that? I think it's sad that the parents of a 34-year-old woman would threaten to cut her off if she decided to have a child without being married. If you can support one, that choice should be yours and not theirs. My advice is to stop dreaming about a romantic wedding with your father walking you down the aisle unless you can nd a man with a different view of commitment than Pierre appears to have. P.S. I once had a poodle named Pierre. He and I got along ne and marriage was never dicussed.DEAR ABBY: My mom and many others share this problem. She refuses to throw away expired food. I'm not talking about something a few days past its "best used by" date; I'm talking YEARS. Yesterday, I found a box of bread crumbs that had expired in 2001 (I took a picture). Mom insisted that they "never really go bad." I told her she had better hope she isn't the beneciary of the life insurance policy of anyone who eats them or she could end up as an episode of "Snapped." Seriously, though, this is a huge problem for the elderly. I hope you will encourage your readers to help their older friends and family members by cleaning out their fridge and cabinets. I always check the expiration date before eating anything at my mom's. Thank you! -DATE CHECKER DEAR DATE CHECKER: Your mother is mistaken. While it is safe to consume some foods a few weeks past their expiration date, other items begin to lose their nutritional value or spoil. I'm glad you wrote. I'm printing your letter for other readers whose older relatives think the way your mother does, so they can check the expiration dates on packages in their relatives' cupboards (and remove any bulging or rusted cans that could cause botulism, a fatal illness). 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 DIVERSIONS Romantic wedding dreams dim in tug-of-war over marriage TODAY IN HISTORY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018:This year you often are stunned by the actions your friends take. You wont complain of boredom, as you rarely seem to know what is going to happen next. If you are single, you could discover that a longtime friend is the love of your life. Commit only when you are sure. If you are attached, the two of you often take off for a day out together or a weekend alone. These periods fuel the relationship. TAURUS seems steady and solid. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You feel the need to express your compassion to a friend. You could surprise this person with a gesture you decide to make. Relax and loosen up. An older or respected individual gives you feedback that might be quite important. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You know what you want to do, and convincing someone else to go along with this idea could have a surprising result. You might nd that this person feels threatened by change. Relax and make it less of a big deal. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Remain responsive. A group happening might need to be avoided. Today is not the day to break precedence, but rather to work with the here and now. You might not be comfortable with a loved ones reaction or a distant friends thoughts. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Zero in on what you want, and dont allow a partner to distract you. A friend could surprise you with his or her actions or words. You might even appreciate being a bit bored after you spend some time together. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You could be too tired for your own good. You have done what was needed, even if it wasnt always what you wanted. You feel as if you must take responsibility for a difcult situation. Understand that you cannot control anyone but yourself. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Look to the big picture if seeking answers. Make a point of addressing others points of view. Detachment is your ace in the hole. With that skill, you can handle almost anything. It is important to understand what motivates others. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) If you dont engage in a conversation with a loved one, you might never get past a mutual problem. You have little to fear as you move forward. You will be delighted by what you hear and by the resulting change. Work through the issue at hand. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You cant understand how someone feels if you are always putting down his or her feelings. Know that you have the same issues as this person, just radically different responses. Understand why this person has chosen the path that he or she has. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You could be embroiled in a difcult situation. Let it go for now and relax. If you remain uptight and high-strung, you will not be able to resolve the problem effectively. Your attitude could dene the results, no matter what goes on. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You recognize that you have been feeling a bit off-kilter. As a result, a close friend or loved one might back away. You will want to build bridges at this moment. Do not be surprised if this process could cost you nancially as well.AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) A family matter seems to need some of your time and attention. You have been running around a lot lately. Do not make a big deal out of a problem; just go with the ow and adjust your schedule accordingly. Squeeze in a nap if you can. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Make calls in the morning, and you will see your plans come together. Reach out to a sibling or neighbor. While you catch up on news, you might opt to play a game of cards together. Make this visit a fun happening. You both have news to share. PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM | Saturday, July 7, 2018 E5 TODAY IS SATURDAY, JULY 7, the 188th day of 2018. There are 177 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On July 7, 1865, four people were hanged in Washington, D.C. for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln: Lewis Powell (aka Lewis Payne), David Herold, George Atzerodt and Mary Surratt, the rst woman to be executed by the federal government. ON THIS DATE: In 1948, six female U.S. Navy reservists became the rst women to be sworn in to the regular Navy. In 1954, Elvis Presley made his radio debut as Memphis, Tennessee, station WHBQ played his rst recording for Sun Records, "That's All Right." In 1976, President and Mrs. Gerald R. Ford hosted a White House dinner for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. The United States Military Academy at West Point included female cadets for the rst time as 119 women joined the Class of 1980. In 1981, President Ronald Reagan announced he was nominating Arizona Judge Sandra Day O'Connor to become the rst female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1990, the rst "Three Tenors" concert took place as opera stars Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras performed amid the brick ruins of Rome's Baths of Caracalla on the eve of the World Cup championship.


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