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LOCAL & STATE A3MAN BLAMES MASCOTTE CRIME ON SMUGGLERS LOCAL & STATE | A3WORLD WAR II VET RECALLS HOMEMADE FLAG LIFTING TROOPS SPORTS | B1GATORS HAVE A MIXED BAG IN BACKFIELD THIS SEASON @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Tuesday, July 10, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ................A3 Health .........................A8 Opinion .......................A9 Weather ......................A10 Sports...........................B1 Comics ........................B6 Volume 142, Issue 191 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Elliot SpagatThe Associated PressSAN DIEGO „ More than 50 immigrant children under age 5 will be reunited with their parents by Tuesdays court-ordered deadline for action by Trump administration, and the families will then be released into the U.S., a government attorney said Monday.Thats only about half of the 100 or so toddlers covered by the order.At a court hearing, Justice Department lawyer Sarah Fabian acknowledged the government wouldnt meet the deadline for all the children, citing a variety of reasons, including that the parents of some of the youngsters have already been deported.Fabian said that 54 chil-dren will be joined with their US will reunite and release over 50 immigrant childrenIn this June 25 photo, Christian, from Honduras, recounts his separation from his child at the border during a news conference at the Annunciation House, in El Paso, Texas. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] By Darlene Superville and Matthew PenningtonThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday that North Koreas leader would honorŽ his commitment to denuclearize, despite Pyongyangs accusation that the U.S. is making gangster-likeŽ demands in negotiations.It was Trumps first public response since North Korea gave a harsh send-off to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after he visited the authoritar-ian nation last week amid growing skepticism that the North intends to give up its nukes.Trump con dent Kim will honor word Brittany Russell, left, a student at New Vision for Independence, and the organizations CEO Chantel Buck, right, served coffee, tea, sodas and snacks to patrons of Mount Doras W.T. Bland Public Library on Monday. [ROXANNE BROWN / DAILY COMMERCIAL] By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA „ Brittany Russell, born with optic nerve hypoplasia and nystagmus, is considered legally blind.But though her eyesight is extremely weak, her will to lead a normal life is strong.Today Russell, 18, is a student at New Vision for Independence in Mount Dora, where she is enrolled in a vocational reha-bilitation program that is giving her the hands-on experience she needs to secure and hold down a job.On Monday, Russell began an internship at Caf Louis, a coffee kiosk and snack bar that the W.T. Bland Public Library at 1995 N. Donnelly St. is debuting in its lobby on a trial basis.Russell, with help fromother visually impaired people, will be serving Cafe Louis custom-ers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day this week.SERVING UP SKILLSProgram helps visually impaired prepare for jobsSee SKILLS, A5 See TRUMP, A5 See REUNITE, A5The Associated pressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump chose Brett Ka vanaugh, a politically connected conservative judge, for the Supreme Court on Monday, setting up a fero-cious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nations highest court fur-ther to the right. A favorite of the Republican legal establishment in Wash-ington, Kavanaugh, 53, is a former law clerk for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Like Trumps first nominee last year, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh would be a young addition who could help remake the court for decades to come with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of Obamacare. There is no one in America more qualified for this position and no one more deserving,Ž said Trump, who called Kavanaugh one of the sharp-est legal minds of our time.ŽWith Kavanaugh, Trump is replacing a swing vote on the nine-member court with a staunch conservative. Kavanaugh, who serves on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, is expected to be less receptive to abortion and gay rights than Kennedy was. He also has taken an expansive view of executive power and has favored limits on investi-gating the president.Trump nomin ates Kav anaughConservative judge faces con rmation battle with DemocratsPresident Donald Trump shakes hands with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House on Monday in Washington. [AP PHOTO / ALEX BRANDON] See SUPREME, 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. Sunday, July 8 Fantasy 5: 6-13-21-23-36 Monday, July 9 Pick 5 Afternoon: 0-0-0-6-2 Evening: 4-8-0-9-5 Pick 4 Afternoon: 2-1-6-0 Evening: 8-2-9-3 Pick 3 Afternoon: 4-5-4 Evening: 9-3-2 Pick 2 Afternoon: 8-0 Evening: 5-3LOTTERY DATELINESVisitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial pause at the Wall of Names honoring 40 passengers and crew members of United Flight 93 killed when the hijacked jet crashed at the site during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Monday near Shanksville, Pa. Four shipping containers holding the remaining wreckage of United Flight 93 were buried near the Wall of Names in a private ceremony on June 21, the Flight 93 National Memorial said Monday. [GENE J. PUSKAR/AP FILE]This geocolor image GOES-16 satellite image taken Sunday shows Tropical Storm Beryl (center right) moving across the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, and Tropical Storm Chris (top left) off the U.S. East Coast. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were hit by power outages and widespread ” ooding Monday from remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl, while Tropical Storm Chris was squatting about 215 miles off the coast of the Carolinas. [NOAA VIA AP] HARTSHORNE, OKLA.Okla. school to allow licensed staff to carry “ rearmsA school in eastern Oklahoma has added a security measure allowing staff to carry firearms during school and at events.The McAlester News-Capi-tal reports that the Hartshorne Public Schools Board of Edu-cation unanimously voted last month to allow personnel to carry guns so long as theyre certified by the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training.Any teachers wanting to carry a firearm on campus will be required to obtain certification and must be approved by the superinten-dent. The school will look into hiring certified armed security guards if theres not enough interest from school personnel.LONDONWilliam, Kates third child Prince Louis christenedThe third child of Prince William and wife Kate was christened Monday at a royal chapel. The service was attended by guests including Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, and newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan.Louiss siblings Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3, also watched the ceremony at The Chapel Royal in St. Jamess Palace.Kates parents and siblings were also there, including her sister Pippa Middleton, who is pregnant. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip didnt attend.Louis was dressed in a cream, frilly lace royal chris tening gown „ a replica of the intricate robe made for Queen Victorias eldest daughter in 1841.PHILADELPHIAPolice investigate arrest of black teen at Philadelphia ZooPolice in Philadelphia have launched an internal investigation into the arrest of a black teen at the Philadelphia Zoo.Cellphone video posted on social media shows police struggling with the 14-yearold on the ground Thursday, as a group of young boys and some adults yell for them to stop.A spokeswoman for the zoo says police were flagged down by a public safety officer whod been trying to disperse the group for soliciting money from patrons.Dana Lombardo says the group has caused problems before, including throwing rocks and harassing a female public safety officer. The Associated PressBy Kaweewit Kaewjinda and Stephen WrightThe Associated PressMAE SAI, Thailand „ The generals and other officials overseeing the desperate operation to rescue 12 young soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave labyrinth in Thailands sweltering far north were only half joking when they quipped Monday that success was in the hands of the rain god Phra Pirun.They were celebrating a second day of stunning tri-umph after divers guided four more boys Monday through tight passages and dank flooded caverns to safety. Two days, eight Boars,Ž read a Facebook post by the Thai Navy SEALS of the dramatic rescue that began Sunday, more than two weeks after the members of the Wild Boars soccer team were trapped. Another five still await rescue, including the teams 25-yearold coach.The eight rescued boys were recuperating in a hospi-tal from their ordeal huddled together on a tiny patch of higher ground where they had sought refuge after a rainstorm flooded the massive Tham Luan Nang Non cave complex as they were exploring it after soccer prac-tice on June 23. Their families were being kept at a distance because of fears of infection and the emaciated-looking boys were eating a rice-based porridge because they were still too weak to take regular food, authorities said.Officials lavished praise on the Thai and interna-tional divers who, in pairs of two, executed the dangerous rescue mission, guiding the boys, who could barely swim and had no diving experi-ence, through a treacherous 4-kilometer-long (2 -mile) escape route that twisted and turned through the cavern. Highlighting the extreme dangers, a former Thai Navy SEAL died Friday while replenishing the oxygen can-isters laid along the route to the boys damp refuge.But the chances of monsoon rains sending torrents of water into the cave and making the rescue effort too risky is never far from the minds of everyone involved in the operation.Alluding to that worry, the regional army commander offered his thanks Monday to the rain god Phra Pirun, imploring him to keep showing us mercy.ŽGive us three more days and the Boars will come out to see the world, every one of them,Ž Maj-Gen. Bancha Duriyapan told a news conference punctuated by applause from the dozens of Thai and foreign journalists and others in attendance.I beg Phra Pirun because the Meteorological Depart-ment said that from Monday on there will be continuous rain,Ž Bancha said. If I ask too much, he might not pro-vide it. So Ive been asking for three days.ŽThe plight of the boys, aged 11-16, and their coach, has riveted Thailand and much of the world „ from the heart-sinking news they were trapped to the first flickering video of the huddle of anxious yet smiling boys brought back by the pair of British divers who found them after penetrating deep into the sprawling cave. Then came the letters car-ried out by the teams of divers who took oxygen, food and medicine to the boys refuge as experts pondered whether to dive them out or provision them for months while the monsoon season continues until at least late October.Writing in elegant Thai script, the boys urged their parents not to worry, adding that they hoped they wouldnt get too much homework after being res-cued and couldnt wait to eat their favorite foods again.Their friends were full of optimism „ and worry.Phuwadech Kamnguen, a 14-year-old best friend of one of the trapped boys, said hes looking forward to eating KFC with the team again.Even when my friends have left the cave, Im worried about their physical well-being. From what Ive seen in the clip, they did look skinny,Ž he said.The boys nightmare experience „ trapped in claustrophobic darkness by rising waters „ resonated across the globe, riveting people both in Thailand and internationally who anxiously watched the news coming from this town along the border with Myanmar. After Mondays rescues, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha visited the eight freed boys in the hospital where they had been taken by helicopter.Chiang Rai provinces acting governor, Narongsak Osatanakorn, who is in charge of the rescue, voiced confidence Monday in the ongoing operation, provided the weather doesnt take a turn for the worse.Workers have been labor-ing around the clock to pump water out of the cave, and officials said Monday that despite heavy downpours overnight, water levels inside the cave did not rise. More worrying, however, oxygen levels in the chamber where the boys sought refuge were falling.Narongsak said Mondays rescues involving 18 divers and a support team of 100 had taken nine hours, two fewer than the rescues on Sunday.We have more expertise than yesterday,Ž he said. Four more boys rescued from Thai cave People check their mobile phones for updates Monday in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. Four more of the boys trapped for over two weeks in a ” ooded cave in northern Thailand were brought out on Monday, an of“ cial said, bringing to eight the number extracted in a high-stakes rescue operation. [VINCENT THIAN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 3 | Tuesday, July 10, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comMASCOTTE „ A man arrested on charges of trying to stab a woman to death in a home invasion robbery says he was following orders from smugglers who slipped him into the country from Mexico.Samuel Hernandez, 32, who is listed in the arrest affidavit as a transient,Ž was arrested just after midnight Saturday at a home in the 1800 block of Western Hills Lane.When Mascotte police officers arrived, they found two men standing over Her-nandez, who was lying on the floor near the living room. Also present was Marlen Navarro, who had a cut on her hand.She said she was lying in bed next to her husband when she noticed the bed-room door open slowly about 10 inches and then shut sud-denly. A few seconds later, the door was pushed open and she could see a man standing in the doorway holding a large knife.She screamed loudly as the male charged at her,Ž the arrest affidavit stated. The male then repeatedly swung the knife in a down-ward motion in an attempt to stab the victims chest. She placed her hands up to block the attack and grabbed the knife with her left hand. She was cut by the knife.ŽAccording to the report, her husband, Francisco Navarro Jr., woke up and began defending her. He chased the man out of the room and the intruder fell down the stairs.Victor Chavez, who is listed in the report as the victims brother-in-law, said he was on the phone in the living room when he heard the scream. He said both men detained Hernandez until police arrived.Men foil home invasionSuspect says he invaded home to pay Mexican smugglersHernandez By Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Floridas $160.4 billion state pension fund showed a preliminary return of 8.99 percent for the fiscal year that ended June 30, marking the ninth straight year the retirement fund has shown a gain.Ash Williams, executive director of the State Board of Administration, which oversees the fund that pays retirement benefits for teachers, county workers, law enforcement officers, state workers and highereducation employees, said he expects the final number to be even higher.Preliminary figures for the Florida Retirement System pension plan project returns for fiscal-year 2017-18 just shy of 9 per-cent,Ž Williams said. Fiscal year-end valuations for our private market assets „ real estate, private equity, etc. „ have not yet been posted, which should further improve the return.ŽThe initial estimate, according to the board, was .71 percent above the various indexes and benchmarks the financial managers use to gauge the performance of the investments, which include domestic and foreign stocks, bonds, real estate, other financial instruments and cash.The nine-year positive run began after the fund plunged more than 19 percent in 2008-09 as Florida was dealing with the impact of the Great Recession. Since then, the fund had two years where the return was less than 1 percent, but there were also five years of dou-ble-digit returns, including a 13.77 percent return in 2016-17.Over the last 33 years, the fund has only had five negative years and has had 21 years of double-digit returns.The investment return is important because the fund pays out more than $9 billion in benefits to retirees each year. That is only partially offset by about $3.3 billion in contributions from the government agencies that participate in the fund and from active employees, who have been contribut-ing 3 percent of their annual salaries since 2011.State retirement fund grows for ninth straight yearPreliminary return of 8.99 percent expected to go higher Sam Lombardo, far right, holds the homemade American ” ag with members of his company at the end of World War II. [SUBMITTED PHOTOS] By Jim ThompsonGatehouse MediaFORT WALTON BEACH „ After a few weeks in and around Europes Ardennes Forest, Sam Lombardo was homesick, although not really for the Pennsylvania woods he knew so well.What Lombardo really missed was something more quintessentially American than even his coal-country hometown. He missed Americas red, white, blue and star-spangled flag. It was late 1944 sliding into early 1945, and Lombardo, now a resident of Fort Walton Beach, was the executive offi-cer of a U.S. Army infantry company smack in the middle of World War IIs Battle of the Bulge. The battle was a last-ditch effort by Adolf Hitler to split the Allied forces arrayed against him with a strong push though France into Bel-gium. Taking its name from the shape of the Allies battle lines, the fight produced heavy American casualties.It represents everythingWorld War II vet recalls his units homemade American agThe ” ag made by Sam Lombardo and the men in his infantry company during World War II is displayed at the National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center at Fort Benning, Georgia. Staff ReportEUSTIS „ A woman arrested for driving with a stolen license plate now faces numerous drug trafficking charges and her passenger a weapons charge.Tracy Lynn Hoffman, 37, of Umatilla, faces charges of trafficking in methamphetamine, oxycodone and heroin; possession of drug paraphernalia, ammunition by a convicted felon, hydrocodone, and Dilaudid; driving with a suspended license; and grand theft (license plate).A police officer said he was driving south Friday on Bay Street when he saw a black Lexus traveling at only 35 mph in a 45 mph zone. He said the passenger, a man later identified as Dylan J. Williams, looked at his car. He called in the tag number, learned it was stolen, and pulled over the car behind a restaurant in the 2000 block of Bay Street. Another officer, who arrived on scene, noticed a handgun on the floorboard by the passenger.Hoffman identified Williams as her boyfriend. Williams, 38, of Umatilla, said he did not know her, and that she picked him up at the Tra c stop yields drugs, weapon, cashHoffman Williams CLERMONTMember of Coast Guard charged with lewd acts on childA man who is in the Coast Guard has been arrested and charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child.Coleman R. Ratcliff, 20, of Minneola, was arrested Friday after a child reported a friend of the family had fon-dled him, exposed himself and made suggestive and inappro-priate remarks prior to going swimming and another time at a park.Ratcliff is under investiga-tion by the Coast Guard for child pornography, according to the sheriffs report.LEESBURGSumterville man piles up charges after chaseA 33-year-old Sumterville man was jailed Saturday on several drug charges, as well as leading sheriffs deputies on a chase and hitting one deputy with his car before jumping the car over a wall and landing in a retention pond.The trouble for Edwin Rodriguez began at 10:45 p.m., when a deputy saw a familiar looking Crown Victoria near U.S. Highway 27 and County Road 33 south of Leesburg. He said he knew the car belonged to a woman who was wanted on a warrant.When he started following the car another deputy joined in what turned out to be a chase that ended up at a car wash. Rodriguez allegedly floored the car and aimed it at one of the deputies who had gotten out of his car and was standing next to a 2-foot wall. The deputy jumped out of the way but was still struck on his gun side,Ž according to the report.The vehicle traveled through the bushes over a 5-foot retention wall and into a retention pond,Ž according to the arrest affidavit. The deputy who had been the target of the car pulled Rodri-guez out of the vehicle.Rodriguez was charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding, possession of methamphetamine, driving with a suspended license, trafficking in oxymorphone, and possession of heroin, MDMA, meth and drug paraphernalia with intent to distribute. He was jailed on $57,000 bond.TAVARESResidents can have input on Lake's public transit futureLake County wants to hear residents' ideas on how to grow and improve public transportation over the next decade. Two workshops are sched-uled for July 17 to gauge public opinion on the future of Lak-eXpress, the transit service. They will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St., and from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cooper Memorial Library, 22525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. The Lees-burg event is accessible by LakeXpress Route 2 and the Clermont event by LakeX-press Route 50E.Accommodations may be made at the workshops for people with disabilities by calling 352-343-9760 at least 48 hours in advance. For people with hearing or speak-ing impairments, the number to call is 711 or 352-253-1840.The county is in the process of updating its 10-year Tran-sit Development Plan for 2019 to 2028. LakeXpress provides public transportation on a regular schedule at designated bus stops throughout Lake County. For more information on the service, call 352-742-1940 or visit online.See BRIEFS, A4 See FUND, A4 See TRAFFIC, A4 See FOIL, A4 See FLAG, A4


A4 Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | Funeral ServicesBooker Thomas Morrell Funeral Services for Booker Thomas Morrell, 80, of Leesburg, FL will beheld Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Zanders Memorial Chapel, 232 W. Michael Gladden Blvd. Apopka, FL. Interment will follow in the Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave., Bushnell, FL. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 9:00 AM until funeral time at the Zanders Memorial Chapel. www. A Zanders ServiceŽ (407) 886-3388 (407) 886-5656 (FAX) TodaysServices She touched the lives of everyone who knew her. Deanne (Dondi) Lynn Cote, 52 of Leesburg Florida, was born February 22, 1966, passed away the 6th of July, 2018 of severe health complications related to a gastric bypass surgery. Prior to her illness she was an active member in the community. She was an advertising executive who served as an ambassador of the Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of First Baptist Church. She volunteered at a local womens shelter and helped many women who suffered from abuse and drug addiction. Loved by so many, Dondi is survived by father William (JT) Trantham, Sons: David Cote, Timothy Provau, Kyle Gover, and daughter Heather Gover. Motherin-Law to Jennifer Cote and Stephanie Gover. Twelve grandchildren: Christopher, Eden, Adriene, Jaxton, Jayson, Asia, Austin, Annika, Logan and Emma. Sister to Kendra Akers and Michael Newstead. Aunt to Michael Gaulin, Matthew Gaulin, Shaena Chastain, Aubrey Akers, Brooke Akers, Conner Akers, William Newstead, Brandon Newstead and Ryan Newstead. The family will hold a private memorial service for her on July 8th. In lieu of ”owers Dondi has requested that donations be made to The Ruth House … Home for Women located in Umatilla Florida. Condolences may be left at www. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL. Deanne (Dondi) Lynn Cote EUSTISTrout Lake Nature Center to host speaker on aquatic plantsNathalie Visscher of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission will speak at the Lake Beautyberry, Florida Native Plant Society Meeting on Sunday at Trout Lake Nature Center in Eustis.Visscher's topic is aquatic plants in Central Florida and cover common aquatic plant identification, lakefront aquascaping and the task of keeping invasive plants in check to protect native aquatic habitats.The meeting is set for 2 p.m. and is open to the public. Visscher's presentation begins at 2:30 p.m. More information on the subject is available at aquatic-plant.For directions and more information, call Lavon Silvernell at 352-223-4761.VENICEMassive alligator captured in Sarasota CountySheriff's deputies assisted Fish and Wildlife officers in capturing a 13-foot alligator on Flor ida's Gulf Coast.The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office posted photos on social media the alligator Sunday at Sham-rock Park in Venice. The trappers posed for a pic-ture with the gator, which had its mouth taped shut.Sheriff's Sgt. Tim Bauer and Deputy Rob Lowen and Animal Services Supervisor Carl Sellitti assisted with the capture. A trapper took the gator away.Sellitti says this may have been the largest alli-gator they've responded to in the 20 years he's been with the department. BRIEFSFrom Page A3The 8.99 percent return helped the fund grow to $160.4 billion as of June 30, which was $6.8 billion higher than it started last July 1, even after accounting for the benefit payouts offset by the contributions.The investment return is also important for the long-term fiscal health of the fund. As of July 1, 2017, independent consultants calculated that the pension fund could pay 84.3 percent of its future obligations, leaving a $28 billion long-term unfunded liability.The ability to pay more than 80 percent of its future obligations puts the Florida pension fund among the upper tier of state retirement plans. Moodys Investor Service, which gave Florida a top-level credit rating last month, cited the pension fund as a sign of the states fiscal responsibility.The state has also main-tained consistently low debt and pension liabili-ties that compare well with other Aaa-rated states,Ž Moodys said.The state has been taking other steps to make the pension fund more fiscally sound, although indepen-dent advisers say it may not be aggressive enough.For the past four years, the state has lowered the assumedŽ rate of return on the pension fund, which impacts the annual contri-bution amounts. Last fall, the Florida Retirement System Actuarial Assump-tion Conference lowered the projected rate from 7.6 percent to 7.5 percent.That decision came despite an evaluation from independent financial con-sultants that suggested a more realistic long-term assumed rate of return would be in the range of 6.6 percent to 6.8 percent.A lower assumed rate of return means the government agencies that participate in the fund have to increase their annual pension contributions.Last years reduction in the assumed rate resulted in the government agencies paying an additional $178.5 million in the new budget year, including $66.4 mil-lion from the counties, $54.4 million from the school districts and $31 mil-lion from the state agencies.In a December letter to state officials, Milliman, the consulting firm that acts as an independent actuary for the pension fund, noted the 7.5 percent projected return conflictsŽ with what the actuaries believe would constitute a reasonable assumption.ŽThe letter said that if the 7.5 percent assumed rate of return drops to an actual 7.1 or 7 percent over the next 15-year period, it would result in an $8 billion to $12 billion increase in the unfunded liability for the pension system. If the 15-year actual rate of return is close to the 6.8 percent assumed rate sug-gested by the consultants, the unfunded liability could grow by 75 percent, the letter said.State analysts will meet again this fall to review the assumed rate of return for the pension fund, with the likelihood that the confer-ence will again recommend another reduction in the rate. The state pension system includes more than 630,000 active employees, although about 117,000 are enrolled in a 401(k)-type plan rather than the tradi-tional pension plan. School district employees repre-sent nearly half of the active workers, followed by county workers at 23 percent and state workers at 20 percent. FUNDFrom Page A3 McDonalds restau-rant in Umatilla and was taking him to the McDonalds in Eustis.Besides the paraphernalia, which included 100 unused syringes, there was $2,751 in cash in the car.Hoffman was taken to the Lake County Jail and held on $125,000 bond. Williams was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, less than 20 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine and possession of a counterfeit bill. He was held on $19,000 bond. TRAFFICFrom Page A3Hernandez told police he traveled to Mexico from Guatemala to enter the U.S. illegally and pursue a better life.ŽHe said he met some men in Mexico who offered to smuggle him into the U.S. for 10,000 Mexican pesos.The individuals told him if he did not have the money that he can work for them. He was told it was a secured job in the United States but was not given any details regarding the type of work. The males gath-ered up to 15 other males attempting to enter the country, and placed masks/blindfolds over everyones heads. The group traveled by car.The traffickers did not allow them to remove the masks but would raise them just enough to expose their mouths, whenever they were given food to eat or beer to drink. He has never been to the United States of America before. He did not know his location at any point during the trip, which lasted three days.This evening he was given a task to enter a home and to take anything of value. The traffickers dropped him off at this address where he would carry out this task. The traffickers armed him with two knives and told him that if things did not go as planned, he was to either run out of the house or take someones life to ensure he carries out the mission.ŽHe said he cut a screen on the side of the house and entered through a patio. He said he panicked when the woman screamed and tried to run away but was beaten by two men before police arrived.The defendant stated the traffickers did not coerce or threaten him in any way. He stated that he was sorry.ŽPolice found the cut screen, as he described it, and two knives.Its a very interesting story,Ž said Mascotte Chief Eric Pedersen, especially in this politi-cal climate.ŽStories about children separated from their parents trying to enter the U.S. from Central America have sparked headlines. Some Democrats now say the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement should be disbanded or changed. Suspects often bend the truth or tell outright lies to evoke sympathy. Police aren't sure how much of Hernandez's story is true.Hard to say right now,Ž the chief said. Weve never heard anything quite like this."His officers hear rumors sometimes of illegal immigrants being brought to Mascotte but nothing has been confirmed.He said his officers are contacting immigration officials. ICE has put a hold on Hernandez.Hernandez has been charged with attempted felony murder, home invasion carrying a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and pos-session of burglary tools. FOILFrom Page A3Things were pretty scary there, with the Ger-mans pushing us back that far,Ž Lombardo said this week from his room at the Meridian at Westwood, an assisted-living facility. The first thing that came to me was, This cant happen. This cant happen to us. And finally, we started pushing back.ŽSeeking to boost morale among battle-weary troops as his company moved toward Germany „ We were like a beaten dog,Ž he recalled„ then-1st Lt. Lombardo asked his company commander in late January 1944 to request that an American flag be issued to the company. The request was denied by higher headquarters.The denial made me so furious that I thought to myself, If they wont give us one, well make one,Ž Lombardo recounts in his World War II memoir, Oer the Land of the Free.ŽHis men were as enthu-siastic as he was about the idea. So as the company moved across the coun-tryside, eyes were peeled for material that could be used to make a flag. One day, the soldiers spied swaths of white cloth hanging from the window of an abandoned home. Inside, Lombardo and his men found pillows made of red fabric and blue curtains hanging in the windows.One piece of the white fabric measured 3 feet wide by 5 feet long„ the perfect size for a flag, Lombardo smiled as he remembered the discovery. And that wasnt all. As luck would have it, the pillow fabric and cur-tains were near-perfect matches for the red stripes and blue field of the American flag.The colors were great,Ž he said. We lucked out.ŽGetting the material, though, was just part of the challenge of making an American flag while moving into Germany. The medic in Lombardos company had some scissors, so it was easy enough to put him to work cutting stars„ 48 for each side of the flag„ from some of the pilfered white cloth.In another stroke of luck, one of the men in Lombardos company had been a tailor in civil-ian life. But sewing the flag together by hand would have been an ardu-ous undertaking, and the hand-sewn stitches might have worked loose as the unfinished banner was packed up and carried across the countryside.And so it was that every time they came to a town, Lombardo and his men would go to local leaders, find someone with a sewing machine and borrow it for their mission. Working by candlelight, sometimes late into the night, they assembled the flag piece by piece, stitch by stitch.It was a nice project for us,Ž Lombardo said. I think it helped every-body, reminding them of America and what we had over here.ŽThe flag was finished three weeks before the war ended in Europe on May 8, 1945, with Germanys unconditional surrender. In the waning days, the homemade banner made some history. It was, according to Lombardo, the first American flag to cross Germanys Rhine River, as he and his company crossed the all but bombed-out bridge at Remagen. Soon after, the soldiers who fashioned the home-made flag would go their separate ways as they were assigned new roles in the Allied occupation of Germany. Lombardo, whose military career would go on to include service in Korea and Vietnam „ he retired as a lieutenant colonel„ wound up in Nuremberg, preparing the Palace of Justice for the war crimes trials of various Nazis.But before they split up, the members of Lom-bardos company called a special formation and presented him with the flag. Some years later, he offered the flag to the Smithsonian Institution. A kindly curator there dis-suaded him from making the donation, Lombardo said, explaining that while the Smithsonian would love to have the flag, it likely would be displayed for just a short time before being relegated to storage with other artifacts.And thats why the flag today is prominently displayed at the National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center at Fort Benning, Georgia.For Lombardo, an Ital-ian immigrant who came into America through Ellis Island, the flag is more „ much more „ than just a pretty arrangement of stripes and stars. It is, in a very real sense, America itself, he says.It represents the stores. It represents the ball games. It represents everything,Ž Lombardo said. It means home.Ž FLAGFrom Page A3 Retired Army Lt. Col Sam Lombardo talks in his room at Meridian at Westwood about “ ghting in the Battle of Bulge in World War II and the American ” ag his company made during the battle. It means home,Ž Lombardo said of the ” ag. [NICK TOMECEK / GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Stories about children separated from their parents trying to enter the U.S. from Central America have sparked headlines. Some Democrats now say the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement should be disbanded or changed.

PAGE 5 | Tuesday, July 10, 2018 A5I thought doing this would be a great way to strengthen my social skills and learn how to talk and communicate with people a little better in a customer service environment,Ž Russell said. Its also helping me by proving to myself that even though I am visually impaired, I can still manage a business.ŽCaf Louis, named afterLouis Braille, inven-tor of the braille system of reading and writing, is the librarys first caf, opened by way of a part-nership with New Vision for Independence, Lake Countys local blind ser-vices agency, and will offer coffee, tea, juices, soda and pre-packaged snacks.It will be open again Friday through Monday to test the waters for a permanent setup.Library Manager Cathy Lunday said she approached other Mount Dora coffee businesses, but none were interested in runningthe kiosk.Thats when someone mentioned New Visions internship program, and the partnership was born.Lunday said a few other Lake County librariesoffer similar amenities.Weve been talking about offering coffee service to our patrons for almost a year. Were very curious to see how people take to this,Ž Lunday said.New Vision CEO Chan-tel Buck said the kiosk is a great way for students of the program to get out and interact with members of the community while gaining real-world work experience. She said the program is also a good way to edu-cate the public, especially business owners, about the opportunities available to them by giving a visually impaired individual a chance to work, and vice versa.The unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities is typically double that of folks without a disability, and the hard part about that statistic is that it makes someone think that some-one with a disability cant work,Ž Buck said. The reality is that most folks with disabilities not only can work, they want to work.ŽShe said most internships are funded by the Florida Division of Blind Services, which pays the employee for the work they do for a period of time.New Vision Development Director Shelly Gerig, who teaches some of the job training classes, said most skills can be easily mastered by visually impaired individuals who could see before they lost their sight.Gerig said she hopes the program and new opportunities at Caf Louis will open doors for students and businesses alike.Part of it is finding the internships,Ž Gerig said.She saidanother part of theprogramteaches stu-dents how to build resumes and have a successful interview. They also learn aboutpublic transportation and the timing of getting to and from a job.These types of internships give our students great experience, and it shows that visually impaired people can do almost anything me and you can do. They cant drive, but they can do more than people are probably aware of,Ž Gerig said.Most of the library's Monday patrons, including Sharon Nichols, seemed pleased with the new service.Im thrilled to see this, and Im hoping it will con-tinue. Its nice to come in and be able to purchase a soda or a coffee, but its a good thing for both the library and New Vision for Independence, and a great way for people to stop and take the time to understand others a little better,Ž Nichols said. SKILLSFrom Page A1 parents by the end of Tuesday at locations across the country and that an additional five were undergoing final background checks. It was the first time the government indicated whether the parents and children would be released or detained together. They will be set free in the U.S. pend-ing the outcome of their immigration cases, which can take several years.Fabian didnt say why they were being released, but U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has little space to hold families.ICE has three family detention centers with room for about 3,000 people in all, and the places are alr eady at or near capacity. The Trump administration is trying to line up thousands more beds at military bases.American Civil Liberties Union attorney Lee Gelernt told reporters he was both pleased and disappointedŽ with the governments progress toward meeting the deadline.Tomorrow there will hopefully be more than 50 babies and toddlers reunited with their parents, and that is obviously an enormous victory,Ž he said. But he said those who remain split from their parents are in for a long process.ŽU.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw ordered both sides back in court on Tuesday to give another update.The ACLU was drawing up a proposal to shorten the wait for the remaining children. Gelernt said some procedures „ such as DNA testing, fingerprinting and requests for other informa-tion „ were designed for releasing children to distant relatives, not to parents.More than 2,000 children in all were separated from their parents by U.S. immi-gration authorities at the border this spring before President Donald Trump reversed course on June 20 amid an international outcry and said families should remain together.Late last month, Sabraw, an appointee of Republican President George W. Bush, set a 14-day deadline to reunite children under 5 with their parents and a 30-day deadline for older children. The 30-day deadline is up July 26.Mondays hearing set the stage for a dramatic day of reunifications on Tuesday across the coun-try, though they are likely to occur largely outside public view. Fabian did not disclose where the reunions would take place.As for most of the rest of the under-5 children who have yet to reunited with their families, Fabian said that their parents have already been released into the U.S., have been deported, or are behind bars on criminal charges.One child has not been matched with a parent, Fabian said. The ACLU identified him as a 3-year-old boy.The hearing followed a feverish weekend of talks between the administra-tion and the ACLU after the judge refused on Friday to grant a blanket extension to the deadline, saying instead that he would only consider certain exceptions. REUNITEFrom Page A1Tomorrow there will hopefully be more than 50 babies and toddlers reunited with their parents, and that is obviously an enormous victory.ŽLee Gelernt, American Civil Liberties Union attorney Pompeo was seeking progress on the joint state-ment issued by Trump and Kim at their historic summit in Singapore in June. Pompeo characterized his talks with North Korean officials as productive, but the Norths foreign ministry blasted the discussions, saying the visit „ the third by the top U.S. diplomat since April „ had been regrettable.ŽTrump responded to that setback with a tweet: I have confidence that Kim Jong Un will honor the contract we signed &, even more importantly, our handshake. We agreed to the denuclearization of North Korea. China, on the other hand, may be exerting negative pressure on a deal because of our posture on Chinese Trade-Hope Not!ŽRobert Gallucci, who led the U.S in direct talks with North Korea beginning in mid-1993, said while the two statements contrasted he does not see Pyongyangs statement as devastating in any wayŽ to future talks.The statement was to my ear „ in a way „ much more gentle and careful than I have heard from the North Koreans on any number of occasions over two decades,Ž Gallucci said during a call with reporters organized by 38 North, a well-respected North Korea-watching website and project of the Stimson Center, a U.S. think tank.The U.S. and North Korea have actually yet to reach any agreement on the terms under which the North would relinquish its weapons programs, beyond the Norths com-mitment at the summit to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.Ž Pom-peos visit last week was intended to begin more detailed negotiations to flesh out the details. TRUMPFrom Page A1Kava naugh told the president Monday night as he took the microphone to accept his nomination that he was grateful to youŽ and humbled by your confidence in me.ŽHe also said he is deeply honoredŽ to be nominated to fill the seat of retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom he clerked.Kavanaugh says that if hes confirmed, he will keep an open mind in every caseŽ and always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law.ŽThe Senates top Demo-crat immediately vowed to fight the nomination.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said by picking Kavanaugh, Trump is delivering on his pledge to punishŽ women for their choices.He said he will fight the nomination with every-thing I have.ŽSchumer said if Kavanaugh is confirmed, womens reproductive rights would be in the hands of five men on the Supreme Court.ŽA senior White House official said Trump made his final decision on the nomination Sunday evening, then phoned Kavanaugh to inform him.The official said Trump decided on Kavanaugh, a front-runner throughout the search process, because of his large body of jurisprudence cited by other courts, describing him as a judge that other judges read.On Monday, Trump phoned retiring Justice Kennedy to inform him that his former law clerk would be nominated to fill his seat. Trump signed Kavanaughs nomination papers Monday evening in the White House residence.Some conservatives have expressed concerns about Kavanaugh, ques-tioning his commitment to social issues like abortion and noting his time serv-ing under President George W. Bush as evidence he is a more establishment choice. But his supporters have cited his experience and wide range of legal opinions.With Democrats determined to vigorously oppose Trumps choice, the Senate confirmation battle is expected to dominate the months leading up to Novembers midterm elections. Senate Republicans hold only a 51-49 majority, leaving them hardly any margin if Democrats hold the line. Democratic senators running for re-election in states Trump carried in 2016 will face pressure to back his nominee.Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana said he was bracing for a tough confirmation battle as Democrats focus on abor-tion. Kennedy, a member of the Judiciary Committee, which will get the first chance to question the nominee, predicted a rough, tough, down in the dirt, ear-pulling, nose-biting fight.ŽTrumps success in confirming conservative judges, as well as a Supreme Court justice, has cheered Republicans amid concerns about his limited policy achievements and chaotic management style. Of the courts liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85 and Ste-phen Breyer turns 80 next month, so Trump may well get another opportunity to cement conservative dominance of the court for years to come. SUPREMEFrom Page A1


A6 Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | GateHouse MediaDAYTONA BEACH „ About 40 people attended a memorial service on Sunday for Jesse D. Dan-iels, who passed away on June 21.Daniels, who was men-tally disabled, was held without benefit of a trial for 14 years at the Florida State Hospital in Chatta-hoochee for a rape in Lake County that he didnt commit. He was freed in 1971 with great help from his mother, Pearl Daniels, Daytona Beach NewsJournal writer Mabel Norris Chesley Reese, and Volusia County attorney Richard Graham.After his mother died and as Daniels got older, the Rev. David Troxler of First Christian Church in downtown Daytona Beach took care of his per-sonal affairs. At Sundays service at the church, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King spoke about Daniels life. King recently wrote Beneath a Ruthless Sun,Ž which recounted how Daniels came to be railroaded for a crime he didnt commit. Here is Kings eulogy:We are here today to honor the life of Jesse Delbert Daniels, and to pay our final respects to a man who, by every mea-sure, should have fallen between the cracks of society. He was poor, he was mentally disabled, and at the age of 19, powerful elected officials framed him for a crime he did not commit. Without a trial, they sent him to the Florida State Hospital at Chattahoochee, where he would spend the next 14 years of his life. Only Jesse Daniels knew the true horror of what he experienced there. There were some things he still did not want to talk about right up until the very end of his life.But Jesse Daniels did not fall completely through the cracks. He had people who cared about truth, and justice, and about him. When deputies pulled Jesse Daniels from his mother Pearls arms in December 1957 and locked him in a jail cell, officials didnt think shed put up much of a fight. Pearl Daniels may have been poor, and her health weak, but she had something much stronger. She had immea-surable love for her boy. I say boy, because doctors described Jesse Danielss disability at the time, saying he was a 10-year-old in a 19-year-olds body.Those same officials rationalized the decision to pull Jesse away from Pearl, saying that Jesse was better off at Chattahoochee than at home with his parents. That was a lie. Pearl Daniels was a deeply committed mother who devoted her life to protecting Jesse interests. She kept him safe and free from harm. The same cannot be said of Jesses long ordeal at Chattahoochee. They stole my childhood, Jesse would later say.In her efforts to free her son, Pearl Daniels had help. A journalist by the name of Mabel Norris Chesley took an interest in what she quickly determined to be a grave injustice, and she began a years-long crusade, writ-ing more than a hundred stories about Jesses case. As a journalist, Mabel could not accept Jesse Daniels falling through the cracks. Mabel and Pearl became fast friends. Neither of them would back down from a fight. Their untiring efforts to call attention to Jesses story finally began to pay off.Mabel helped Pearl find a young lawyer in Daytona Beach. Richard Graham heard Pearls story and was initially skepti cal of the conspiracy to frame Jesse for a crime he didnt commit. But he promised Pearl hed look into it, and he didnt like what he found. Richard Graham wasnt one to let sit idly by while an innocent man fell through the cracks. So he filed Jesses case before the U.S. Supreme Court, who also didnt like what it found. They ordered the State of Florida to defend the reasonwhy Jesse Daniels had been committed to Chattahoochee without a trial. And ultimately, through the law, through journalism, and through a mothers undying love for her son, Jesse was finally released. Charges against him were dropped, and the State of Florida exon-erated and compensated him for the grave injustice he suffered.After Jesses parents passed away, (Charles in 1964 and Pearl in 1976) Jesse was in danger of falling through the cracks again. To his great for-tune, he came into the life of Reverend David Trox-ler and the First Christian Church. David and the church brought much more stability to his life, and enabled Jesse to age with dignity and with purpose. In later years, David helped place Jesse at Seaside Health and Rehabilitation, where he was well cared for. It was there that Jesse trusted me with his story, for the book I was writing about his case. I sometimes wondered what the staff and residents knew of Jesses story, and what they thought of him. Then I saw a review of my book on Amazon. The review read, Mr. Daniels is one of the sweetest people I know. I cant wait to read this book. Mr. Daniels is at my nursing facility. Hes such a sweet man. Got a five-star review, too.As I stand here today, I recognize that it was an honor to help bring Jesses story into the world. I sup-pose you could say that I didnt want Jesse to fall through the cracks, either. Jesse Daniels was one of our most vulnerable citizens, and throughout his story, I was continually struck by the choices some people made in the hopes of saving a life. People like Pearl Daniels, Mabel Norris Chesley, Richard Graham, and David Trox-ler. In their own ways, they spoke out, they fought for, they cared for, and they loved Jesse Daniels. If theres any hope that can be taken from Jesses passing, perhaps we can all determine to follow their example. To seek out and to find the better angels of our nature.ŽService held for man falsely accused in Lake County rapeJesse Daniels, 79, died June 21 in Daytona Beach. His story of racially motivated injustice in 1950s Lake County was recounted in the book Beneath a Ruthless Sun,Ž by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King. [GILBERT KING] By Jill Lawless and Danica KirkaThe Associated PressLONDON „ British Prime Minister Theresa May dug in her heels Monday after the resignation of two top government ministers over Brexit negotiations whipped up a storm that threatened to topple her fragile minority governmentForeign Secretary Boris Johnson quit with a resig-nation letter accusing May of flying white flagsŽ of surrender in negotiations with the European Union. He said the Brexit dream is dying, suffocated by needless self doubt Johnson followed Brexit Secretary David Davis out the door as a hard-won government consensus on future trade ties with the bloc disintegrated less than three days after it was forged, and nine months before Britain is due to leave the EU.Davis resigned late Sunday, saying Mays plan to maintain close trade and regulatory ties with the EU gave too much away, too easily.ŽIf Daviss resignation rattled May, Johnsons shook the foundations of her government. The tou-sle-headed blond Johnson is one of Britains bestknown politicians, and one of the most prominent advocates for Brexit. Some euroskeptic lawmakers dream of replacing May with a staunch Brexiteer such as Johnson, a popu-list, polarizing figure who has never made a secret of his ambition to be prime minister.It is as though we are sending our vanguard into battle with the white flags fluttering above them,Ž Johnson wrote in a letter that underscored his cre-dentials as a champion of full-speed Brexit.The government now has a song to sing,Ž he said. The trouble is that I have practiced the words over the weekend and find that they stick in the throat.ŽMay named one of her most loyal ministers, Jeremy Hunt, to replace Johnson in the job of Brit-ains top diplomat. Hunt had been health secretary, and is a leading government backer of a compromise soft Brexit.ŽMay met with Conservative lawmakers in a packed room at Parlia-ment, in a bid to calm the feverish atmosphere in the deeply divided party.Boris Johnson quits as UKs May faces mounting Brexit crisis

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By Joe McDonaldThe Associated PressBEIJING „ In his trade war with China, President Donald Trump wields one seeming advantage: The United States could slap tariffs on more than $500 billion in imported Chinese goods. Beijing has much less to tax: It imported just $130 billion in U.S. goods last year.Yet that hardly means China would be powerless to fight back once it ran out of U.S. goods to penalize. It possesses a range of other weapons with which to inflict pain on the U.S. economy.Indeed, Chinas Com-merce Ministry has warned of comprehensive mea-suresŽ it could take against the U.S. „ from harassing automakers, retailers or other American compa-nies that depend on China to drive revenue to sell-ing U.S. government debt or disrupting diplomatic efforts over North Korea.Some of those steps might hurt Chinas own interests. But Beijing might still be willing to deploy them, at least temporarily, if its trade war with Wash-ington were to drag on.On Friday, Washington imposed its first tariffs in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressur-ing companies to hand over technology. China swiftly announced retaliatory tar-iffs on a similar amount of U.S. goods.A look at some of Chinas options: Target American companiesChinas state-dominated and heavily regulated economy gives authorities an arsenal of tools to disrupt U.S. com-panies by withholding licenses or launching tax, anti-monopoly or other investigations.Also open to retaliation are services such as engineering and logistics in which the United States runs a trade surplus.The U.S. focus is on goods, while China could very well look at services, as well as the operation of U.S. companies in China,Ž said Taimur Baig, chief economist for DBS Group.In one prominent case, U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. has waited for months for word on whether Chinese regulators will accept its proposed $44 billion acquisition of NXP Semi-conductors. All other major governments have approved the deal.Chinas entirely statecontrolled media have encouraged consumer boycotts against Japanese, South Korean and other products during previous disputes with those governments.Last year, Beijing destroyed Korean retailer Lottes business in China after the company sold land in South Korea to the Seoul government for an anti-missile system opposed by Chinese leaders.Beijing closed most of Lottes 99 supermarkets and other outlets in China. Seoul and Beijing later mended relations, but Lotte gave up and sold its China operations. Financial leverageNationalists point to Chinas $1.2 trillion hold-ings of U.S. government debt as leverage. Beijing might suffer losses if it sold enough to influence U.S. debt financing costs „ but such sales might become necessary.Chinas yuan has sagged against the dollar this year, which might require the central bank to intervene in currency markets.To get the dollars it needs, the Peoples Bank of China might become a net seller of U.S. Treasurys,Ž said Carl B. Weinberg of High-Frequency Economics in a report. Diplomatic pressureBeijing can appeal for support to U.S. allies that are miffed by Trumps America firstŽ approach and the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate pact.Trumps actions have allowed China to position itself as a defender of free trade despite its status as the most-closed major economy. That could help Beijing win over countries that have criticized Trump for acting outside the World Trade Organization. China could hurt US once it ran out of imports to tax


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Whatifapersonwithdementia wantstotransfertheirguns? Nooneshouldhesitatetoaccept agunfromafamilymemberwhois choosingtoturnthegunoverbecause ofdementia,ŽsaidLindsayNichols, federalpolicydirectorattheGiffords LawCentertoPreventGunViolence. Forty-eightstatesexplicitlyallowa persontotransferaguntoafamily memberwithoutabackgroundcheck, shesaid.InConnecticutandRhode Island,alawyercouldjustifythemove basedoninterpretationofstatelaw, butprosecutionisunlikely,shesaid. Whatiffamilymembersdont wanttoacceptguns? Somelawenforcementagencies willtemporarilystoregunsiftheres apotentialthreat.Insomecases, distressedfamilieshavedropped offfirearmsatgunshopsorshootingrangesforsafekeeping,though thatisnotideal,notedJacquelyn Clark,ownerofBristleconeShooting,TrainingandRetailCenterin Lakewood,Colo.Dealersmaybe abletobuyorconsigntheguns. Whatifthegunownerdoesnt wanttogivethemup? 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PAGE 9 | Tuesday, July 10, 2018 A9HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 When it comes to immigration issues, its fair to say that tensions run more than a little hot. And the president doesnt lower the temperature in this debate with his often over-the-top rhetoric. But after rightly pushing the administration off the zerotolerance policy that had separated 2,000 families, its actually the presidents opponents who are taking things a little too far. Some Democratic members of Congress and others are now calling for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (better known as ICE) to be eliminated. We should all take a deep breath here. ICE is still a relatively new agency. It was formed in 2003 as part of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. It actually stands as a smart consolidation of the functions and jurisdiction of several border enforcement agencies. The purview for ICE is not limited to the apprehension and arrest of those crossing the border illegally. The agency also investigates border gang activity, human traffi cking, arms and human smuggling, as well as commercial fraud and theft, money laundering and cash smuggling. Those are critical functions of government and necessary for the safety and security of the United States. Abolish ICE!Ž may make for good sound-bite politics aimed at a small base of voters, but what value does it have? Its little different than when Republicans, looking to stoke anger within the base, yammer about abolishing the IRS or shutting down the Education Department. Behind the rhetoric, there are hardly any tangible solutions. But lets assume for a moment that some people get their way and ICE is abolished. What happens then? Even those proposing such an idea must concede that another agency would have to take over the duties of ICE and, as a result, likely necessitate hiring many of the same people who work for ICE now. The truth is that ICE agents have a tough job. Many of them have to see up close the faces of mothers, fathers and children who are seeking a better life every day. They have to make difficult decisions, and they are often directed to do so by a bureaucracy in Washington. Abolishing ICE may sound like a good idea to people who are removed from border realities or are interested in scoring political points against President Donald Trump. But at bottom it is a ploy that turns attention away from the fact that leaders in Washington arent willing to sit down and do the hard work of creating better immigration policy. That would benefit everyone in the long run and eliminate the absurdity of calling for doing away with an important government law enforcement and investigative agency. The Dallas Morning NewsANOTHER OPINIONAbolish ICE movement has no practical purpose ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comIn my lifetime I have never seen hate for those who support a president the likes of which I see toward the supporters of President Donald Trump. Maxine Waters is calling on people to publicly harass Trump staffers. Hillary Clinton called us a basket of deplorables, accusing women of supporting Trump only because their husbands told them to. A restaurant owner and staff refused service to a woman because she works in the Trump administration. Even in Charlotte, N.C., a Starbucks employee harassed a woman because she supported Trump. City Councilwoman Dimple Ajmera says Trump supporters have no place on our City Council. Is this what the Democratic Party has become? A party of haters? Do Democrats condone this behavior? Please tell me it isnt so! Yet I see few Democrats calling to end the behavior that causes such strife and division. I must say, however, that these tactics of the far left are not surprising to me. We have their playbook: Rules for RadicalsŽ by Saul Alinsky. The left has been playing by his rules for decades. Hillary Clinton praised Alinksy in her thesis. President Barack Obama taught Alinskys tactics to grass-roots organizations in Chicago. Alinskys fifth rule states: Ridicule is mans most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. It infuriates the opposition, who then reacts to your advantage.Ž The desired immediate outcome is for those who voted for Trump to show fear and retreat. I assure you that will not happen. We will not fear or retreat, because we have had enough. The Republican Party is emboldened. Republicans have continually supported and campaigned for dignified, collegial, polite, and yes, polished statesmen. Unfortunately, our Democratic opposition has not offered the same dignified approach. Our candidates from George Bush to Mitt Romney and many others since have not been treated with respect or dignity by the Democratic political machine or their comrades in the media. Trump isnt always polite, but he has no choice but to push back hard. So we have Donald Trump, a true fighter. He has taken off the gloves and applied the very same fighting style against our opponents. He does not put up with lies. He calls people out. We are fighting back in this war of words with the truth, delivering it with the same hard-hitting rhetoric that our opposition has been using for decades. Is this the party you Democrats want to become? The party of personal attacks and perpetual lies? The party that has delivered 50-plus years of promises to help the little guy, while continually making it worse? To my Hispanic friends, dont be fooled by politicians on the left who pretend to care for you. Democrats held both the presidency and the Congress when Obama came into office, yet they did nothing to help you. As he departed, Obama threw you a bone by signing an executive order for DACA. He did nothing to reform immigration, a promise he made repeatedly. If anyone can fix this immigration mess, it will be Donald Trump, pressuring Congress to work with him. There was a time when those of us of differing political beliefs and opinions could have a civil conversation, but now many of us dont even attempt to understand one another. I challenge you to have a cup of coffee with someone who sees things differently than you see them, and seek to understand where they are coming from. A little empathy and a little respect will go a long way. Desiree Zapata Miller wrote this for The Charlotte Observer.ANOTHER OPINIONDemocrats have become the party of haters In my senior year I helped organize a blood drive in my high school gymnasium. I felt newly mature as I signed the consent form; the idea that my transient discomfort potentially could help save a life inspired me, and I committed to making blood donation a habit. When I received my American Red Cross Donor Card weeks later indicating that I was O-negativeŽ „ a universal donor „ I became all the more motivated. Im now, years later, a physician who sees patients benefit from transfusions every day, from children with sickle cell disease to adults with leukemia. My husband sees blood products being put to work even more dramatically on his shifts in the emergency department, as theyre rapidly infused into trauma patients. When theres no time for matching blood types, its O-negative blood like mine that is pumped into these patients veins. The hospitals where I work regularly broadcast requests for donors via email. Immediate Need for Type O-Negative Whole Blood Donors,Ž they implore. About 7 percent of the U.S. population has O-negative blood, and they can receive blood only from other O-negatives. Consequently, O-negative donors must provide enough supply to completely meet that populations demand in addition to those whose blood types are uncertain at the time of transfusion. Critical shortages are commonplace. I cannot respond to these calls. Many people, including fellow doctors, dont realize that the Food and Drug Administration bans all gay men from giving blood products unless they have been sexually abstinent for the previous 12 months. (A previous lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men was repealed in 2015.) Unfortunately, these guidelines are derived from a legacy of fear rather than scientific fact. In the early days of the AIDS epidemic, thousands of people contracted HIV from transfusions. But back then HIV tests were less sensitive and couldnt begin to detect the virus until 6 to 12 weeks after infection. Todays blood screening technology detects HIV within nine to 14 days of exposure with near-perfect sensitivity. Advances in research on HIV transmission also have provided highly reliable methods for determining if someone is at risk of recent infection based on their behaviors, not sexual orientation. A patients chance of getting HIV from a blood transfusion in the United States today is 1 in 1.5 million. In light of these advances, there is little reason to retain a system in which needed donors are excluded based on sexual orientation while heterosexuals with multiple concurrent partners are given the green light. Under the current system, for example, a straight man with an active chlamydia or herpes infection is not prohibited from donating blood, even though such infections suggest recent high-risk sexual contact. In a country where nearly a fourth of new HIV diagnoses are coming from heterosexual transmission, this double standard makes no sense unless the fundamental goal is discrimination, not safety. Not all countries do what we do. Gay men can donate blood in Argentina, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia and others. Rather than screening out potential donors based on sexual orientation, countries like Italy engage in individual sexual risk assessment and evaluation (so-called assess and testŽ). Using this evidence-driven approach, Italy has seen no increase in transfusion-based transmission of HIV. France, which, like us, has a one-year deferral policy for sexually active gay men, is currently being taken before the European Court of Human Rights for discrimination. If successful, the case could have implications across Europe. I am hardly the only one pointing out that the FDA needs to update its blooddonor rules. The American Medical Association has proposed that the FDA ensure blood donation bans or deferrals are applied to donors according to their individual level of risk and are not based on sexual orientation alone.Ž The American Association of Blood Banks, Americas Blood Centers and the American Red Cross have all similarly advocated science-based approaches to blood safety. Studies estimate that if the FDA policy were revised, an additional 219,200 pints of lifesaving blood could safely be donated each year. The science is solid. The current FDA policy, on the other hand, is just discriminatory, casting a shadow on an otherwise venerable practice. Dr. C. Nicholas Cuneo is a resident in internal medicine and pediatrics at Brigham and Womens Hospital and Boston Childrens Hospital.ANOTHER OPINIONLimiting gay donors is outdated


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PAGE 11 | Tuesday, July 10, 2018 B1 SPORTS CYCLING | B2FROOME FACES EARLY CHALLENGE FROM BMC Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Howard FendrichThe Associated PressLONDON „ They roared for Roger Federer just for show-ing up, greeting his arrival at Wimbledons main stadium as if his mere presence were enough to justify the price of admission.They clapped and yelled when Federers drop volley capped a 16-minute tour de force of a first set in which he won 21 of the first 23 points.They eventually sent him back to the locker room with a standing ovation, acknowl-edging the talent displayed by Federer during a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory over 22nd-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France in the fourth round Monday, yes, but also his superiority over the course of a career that has produced eight Wimbledon championships and 20 Grand Slam titles, both records for a man.Federer, who has won 32 consecutive sets at the tour-nament and held serve 81 games in a row, was asked whether he paused for even a moment to wonder why he wasnt being given more of a test.Roger, Serena, Rafa bring best to Centre CourtRoger Federer celebrates defeating Adrian Mannarino in their mens singles matc at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on Monday in London. [TIM IRELAND/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Jerome PugmireThe Associated PressST. PETERSBURG, Russia „ Considering the attacking strength of France and Belgium, there's potential for a goal-fest when the European neighbors meet in the World Cup semifinals today at 2 p.m. (FOX).There was less at stake the last time the teams last went head-to-head at the World Cup, a 4-2 victory for France in the third-place match in 1986. That was the last competi-tive match between the two countries but there have been eight international friendlies since.Belgium won two of those, including the last one: an exhibition three years ago at Stade de France when the Bel-gians took a three-goal lead five minutes into the second half and held on to win 4-3.With the second-youngest roster at the World Cup, France has shown no fear and advanced to its first World Cup semifinal since 2006 led by 19-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe and a pair of inexperienced attacking full-backs in Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez."We're not scared of anyone," Pavard said. "We've been confident from the start and we're not asking any questions of ourselves."Coach Didier Deschamps, who was captain when France won the 1998 World Cup and the 2000 European Champi-onship, has instilled a steely mentality."He motivates the troops with strong words," Pavard said. "We're ready to go to war with him."France-Belgium brings o enseWorld Cup semi nal has potential to be a goal-festSee GOAL-FEST, B3 UF running back Jordan Scarlett returned in the spring and eventually seemed to regain the form he had in the second half of th e 2016 season when he emerged as the starting running back and led the Gators in rushing with 889 yards and six touchdowns. [PHOTOS BY ALAN YOUNGBLOOD / GATEHOUSE MEDIA] By Robbie AndreuGateHouse MediaGAINESVILLE „ A preview of the Florida offensive backfield entering coach Dan Mullen's first season: UPSIDEThe Gators appear to have more potential talent and depth at running back than theyve had in many seasons.They have four experienced backs, three who have started games, two who have led UF in rushing the past two sea-sons, and a third who has shown to be a home-run threat. Add in two highly rated true freshmen who arrived in the spring, and the Gators are six-deep at the position.Of course, it all starts with junior Jordan Scarlett, who seemed primed to have a breakout season in 2017 before being suspended the week of the opener for alleged credit card fraud. He ended up missing the entire season.Scarlett returned in the spring and eventually seemed to regain the form he had in the second half of the 2016 season when he emerged as the start-ing running back and led the Gators in rushing with 889 yards and six touchdowns.Scarlett is facing plenty of competi-tion in preseason camp.Junior Lamical Perine started eight games last season and led UF in rush-ing with 562 yards.The leading rusher likely would have been true freshman Malik Davis had he not sustained a season-ending knee injury early in the Georgia game. He still flashed some special qualities while starting two games and rushing for 526 yards and two TDs. Hes been cleared for preseason camp.Back eld breakdownUF has depth at running back, questions at quarterbackFlorida quarterback Feleipe Franks, last years starter, will be competing with Kyle Trask and true freshman Emory Jones in preseason camp. By John ReidGateHouse MediaJACKSONVILLE „ When training camp opens in three weeks, Leonard Fournette expects to report at the same weight he did during last months mandatory mini-camp „ 224 pounds.Thats 11 pounds lighter than his playing weight last season as a rookie.I feel like I play my best at that weight „ 223, 224 „ thats what I played in college, Fournette said. Why not? I dont want to be average. I want to be above average, be the greatest one to play this game. I feel lighter, quicker and I have a lot of my burst.After a 12-7 season, which included playing in the AFC Championship game for the first time in 18 years, the Jaguars obviously have a lot riding on Fournette emerging again as a difference maker. Behind him, the Jaguars led the NFL in rushing (141.4 ypg) and were the fifth-highest scoring team (26.1). Fournette rushed for 1,040 yards with nine touchdowns and caught 36 passes for 302 yards.But he averaged only 3.9 yards per carry. In the playoffs, Fournettes yards per game average dropped to 3.5 yards.Mostly facing defenses stacked with eight or more players in the box, the Jaguars averaged fewer than 4 yards per carry in five of their last seven games. Although the Jaguars led the NFL with 527 rushing attempts last season, they were tied for 14th in carries of at least 10 yards (48).Fournette had only four runs of 20 or more yards, which included touchdown runs of 75 yards against the Los Angeles Rams and 90 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.With a need to provide him more room to run at the line of scrimmage, the Jaguars were aggressive in free agency to improve their offensive line. Fournette feels lighter, quicker and ready to winSee FOURNETTE, B3 See GATORS, B3 See TENNIS, B3


B2 Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVBEACH VOLLEYBALL 6 p.m. NBCSN „ AVP Pro Tour, San Francisco Open, at San Francisco (taped) CYCLING 7:30 a.m. NBCSN „ Tour de France, Stage 4, from La Baule to Sarzeau, France MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Texas at Boston OR N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore SUN „ Detroit at Tampa Bay FS-Florida „ Milwaukee at Miami 8 p.m. FS1 „ Kansas City at Minnesota NBA BASKETBALL 4 p.m. NBA „ Summer League, San Antonio vs. Portland, at Las Vegas 4:30 p.m. ESPNU „ Summer League, Utah vs. Miami, at Las Vegas 6 p.m. NBA „ Summer League, Atlanta vs. Chicago, at Las Vegas 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ Summer League, Sacramento vs. Memphis, at Las Vegas 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ Summer League, L.A. Lakers vs. New York, at Las Vegas SOCCER 2 p.m. FOX „ FIFA World Cup, semi“ nal, France vs. Belgium, at St. Petersburg, Russia SPECIALS 8 p.m. ESPN „ 2018 World Series of Poker, Main Event, at Las Vegas TENNIS 8 a.m. ESPN „ Wimbledon Championships, women's quarter“ nals (Centre Court), at London ESPN2 „ Wimbledon Championships, women's quarter“ nals (No. 1 Court), at London BASEBALL FCSL STANDINGSTEAM;W;L;T;GB Leesburg 18 5 .0 „ DeLand 12 11 0 6 Winter Garden 10 12 1 7.5 Winter Park 10 12 0 7.5 Sanford 10 14 1 8.5 Seminole 9 15 0 9.5Sundays gameWest All-Stars 4, East All-Stars 2Mondays gamesLeesburg at Winter Garden, late Sanford at DeLand, ppd. Winter Park at Seminole, ppd.Todays gamesWinter Garden at Leesburg, 7 p.m. DeLand at Sanford, 7 p.m. Seminole at Winter Park, 7 p.m.Wednesdays gamesWinter Park at Leesburg, 7 p.m. Seminole at Sanford (2), 5 p.m. DeLand at Winter Garden, 6 p.m.Thursdays gamesLeesburg at Winter Park (2), 4:30 p.m. Winter Garden at DeLand (2), 4:30 p.m. Seminole at Sanford, 7 p.m.MLB ALL-STAR ROSTERSTuesday, July 17 at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. (p-player ballot elected; m-choice of MLB; s-Sunday starter, inactive) AMERICAN LEAGUEManager A.J. Hinch, HoustonSTARTERSCatcher „ Wilson Ramon, Tampa Bay (2) First Base „ Jose Abreu, Chicago (2) Second Base „ Jose Altuve, Houston (6) Third Base „ Jose Ramirez, Cleveland (2) Shortstop „ Manny Machado, Baltimore (4) Out“ eld „ Mookie Betts, Red Sox (3); Mike Trout, Los Angeles (7); Aaron Judge, New York (2) Designated Hitter „ J.D. Martinez, Boston (2)PITCHERSRHPs „ m-Trevor Bauer, Cleveland (1); m-Jose Berrios, Minnesota (1); p-Gerrit Cole, Houston (2); p-Edwin Diaz, Seattle (1); m-Joe Jimenez, Detroit (1); p-Craig Kimbrel, Boston (7); p-Corey Kluber, Cleveland (3); p-Luis Severino, New York (2); m-Blake Treinen, Oakland (1); s-Justin Verlander, Houston (7). LHPs „ p-Aroldis Chapman, New York (5); m-J.A. Happ, Toronto (1); LHP: p-Chris Sale, Boston (7).RESERVESCatcher „ p-Salvador Perez, Kansas City (6) First Base „ p-Mitch Moreland, Boston (1) Second Base „ p-Gleyber Torres, New York (1) Third Base „ p-Alex Bregman, Houston (1) Shortstop „ p-Francisco Lindor, Cleveland (3) Out“ eld „ p-Michael Brantley, Cleveland (3); p-Shin-Soo Choo, Texas (1); p-Mitch Haniger, Seattle (1); p-George Springer, Houston (2) Designated Hitter „ p-Nelson Cruz, Seattle (6)ALL-STAR FINAL VOTEOut“ eld „ Andrew Benintendi, Boston; Eddie Rosario, Minnesota; Giancarlo Stanton, New York Shortstop „ Jean Segura, Seattle; Andrelton Simmons, Los AngelesNATIONAL LEAGUEManager Dave Roberts, L.A. DodgersSTARTERSCatcher „ Willson Contreras, Chicago (1) First Base „ Freddie Freeman, Atlanta (3) Second Base „ Javier Baez, Chicago (1) Third Base „ Nolan Arenado, Colorado (4) Shortstop „ Brandon Crawford, San Francisco (2) Out“ eld „ Nick Markakis, Atlanta (1); Matt Kemp, Los Angeles (3); Bryce Harper, Washington (6)PITCHERSRHPs „ p-Jacob deGrom, New York (2); p-Mike Foltynewicz, Atlanta (1); m-Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles (3); m-Miles Mikolas, St. Louis (1); p-Aaron Nola, Philadelphia (1); p-Max Scherzer, Washington (6) LHPs „ m-Patrick Corbin, Arizona (2); p-Sean Doolittle, Washington (2); p-Josh Hader, Milwaukee (1); p-Brad Hand, San Diego (2); p-Jon Lester, Chicago (5); m-Felipe Vazquez, Pittsburgh (1)RESERVESCatchers „ p-Buster Posey, Giants (6); m-J.T. Realmuto, Miami (1) First Base „ m-Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona (6); p-Joey Votto, Cincinnati (6) Second Base „ p-Ozzie Albies, Atlanta (1); m-Scooter Gennett, Cincinnati (1) Third Base „ p-Eugenio Suarez, Cincinnati (1) Shortstop „ p-Trevor Story, Colorado (1) Out“ eld „ p-Charlie Blackmon, Colorado (3); p-Lorenzo Cain, Milwaukee (2); pChristian Yelich, Milwaukee (1)ALL-STAR FINAL VOTEFirst Base „ Jesus Aguilar, Milwaukee; Brandon Belt, San Francisco In“ elder „ Matt Carpenter, St. Louis In“ elder-Out“ elder „ Max Muncy, Los Angeles Shortstop „ Trea Turner, Washington SOCCER FIFA WORLD CUPAll times Eastern SECOND ROUND (ROUND OF 16) June 30 At Kazan, RussiaFrance 4, Argentina 3At Sochi, RussiaUruguay 2, Portugal 1July 1 At MoscowRussia 1, Spain 1 (Russia wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)At Nizhny Novgorod, RussiaCroatia 1, Denmark 1 (Croatia wins 3-2 on penalty kicks)July 2 At Samara, RussiaBrazil 2, Mexico 0At Rostov-on-Don, RussiaBelgium 3, Japan 2July 3 At St. Petersburg, RussiaSweden 1, Switzerland 0At MoscowEngland 1, Colombia 1 (England wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)QUARTERFINALS July 6 At Nizhny Novgorod, RussiaFrance 2, Uruguay 0At Kazan, RussiaBelgium 2, Brazil 1Saturday At Samara, RussiaEngland 2, Sweden 0At Sochi, RussiaCroatia 2, Russia 2 (Croatia wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)SEMIFINALS Tuesday At St. Petersburg, RussiaFrance vs. Belgium, 2 p.m.Wednesday At MoscowCroatia vs. England, 2 p.m.THIRD PLACE Saturday, July 14 At St. Petersburg, RussiaSemi“ nals losers, 10 a.m.WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, July 15 At MoscowSemi“ nals winners, 11 a.m.MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAAtlanta United FC 12 4 4 40 42 23 New York City FC 10 4 4 34 35 24 New York Red Bulls 10 5 2 32 34 17 Columbus 8 6 6 30 24 23 New England 7 4 7 28 30 25 Montreal 8 11 0 24 24 32 Chicago 6 8 5 23 29 34 Philadelphia 6 9 3 21 21 27 Orlando City 6 11 1 19 25 41 Toronto FC 4 10 4 16 29 36 D.C. United 2 7 5 11 23 29WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 10 3 5 35 28 21 Los Angeles FC 10 4 4 34 41 28 Sporting Kansas City 9 4 6 33 35 24 Real Salt Lake 9 8 2 29 27 34 Portland 8 3 5 29 26 22 Vancouver 7 7 5 26 29 37 Houston 7 6 4 25 36 26 Los Angeles Galaxy 7 7 4 25 31 28 Minnesota United 6 11 1 19 23 36 Seattle 4 9 4 16 15 22 Colorado 4 11 3 15 22 32 San Jose 2 10 6 12 29 37 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieJuly 3Los Angeles FC 2, Houston 2, tieJuly 4Minnesota 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, tieSaturdays GamesAtlanta United FC 2, Philadelphia 0 Montreal 2, Colorado 1 Seattle 0, New England 0, tie Toronto FC 2, Sporting Kansas City 2, tie Houston 3, Minnesota United 0 Real Salt Lake 2, FC Dallas 0 Los Angeles Galaxy 4, Columbus 0 Vancouver 3, Chicago 2 Los Angeles FC 4, Orlando City 1 Portland 2, San Jose 1Sundays GameNew York City FC 1, New York Red Bulls 0Wednesdays GamesMontreal at New York City FC, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.Saturday, July 14Columbus at New York City FC, 7 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at New York Red Bulls, 7 p.m. Los Angeles Galaxy at New England, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Minnesota United, 8 p.m. Toronto FC at Orlando City, 8 p.m. Vancouver at D.C. United, 8 p.m. Houston at Colorado, 9 p.m.Sunday, July 15Seattle at Atlanta United FC, 2 p.m. Portland at Los Angeles FC, 6 p.m. TENNIS ATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURWIMBLEDONMondays results from Wimbledon, at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London (seedings in parentheses):Mens Singles Fourth RoundRoger Federer (1), Switzerland, def. Adrian Mannarino (22), France, 6-0, 7-5, 6-4. Kevin Anderson (8), South Africa, def. Gael Mon“ ls, France, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 5-7, 7-6 (4). Milos Raonic (13), Canada, def. Mackenzie Mcdonald, United States, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2. John Isner (9), United States, def. Stefanos Tsitsipas (31), Greece, 6-4, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (4). Novak Djokovic (12), Serbia, def. Karen Khachanov, Russia, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. Kei Nishikori (24), Japan, def. Ernests Gulbis, Latvia, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (10), 6-1. Rafael Nadal (2), Spain, def. Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. Juan Martin del Potro, (5), Argentina, vs. Gilles Simon, France,7-6 (1), 7-6 (5), 5-7, susp., darknessWomens Singles Fourth RoundDominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, def. Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan, 6-4, 6-1. Jelena Ostapenko (12), Latvia, def. Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarus, 7-6 (4), 6-0. Daria Kasatkina (14), Russia, def. Alison Van Uytvanck, Belgium, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-2. Angelique Kerber (11), Germany, def. Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, 6-3, 7-6 (5). Kiki Bertens (20), Netherlands, def. Karolina Pliskova (7), Czech Republic, 6-3, 7-6 (1). Julia Goerges (13), Germany, def. Donna Vekic, Croatia, 6-3, 6-2. Serena Williams (25), United States, def. Evgeniya Rodina, Russia, 6-2, 6-2. Camila Giorgi, Italy, def. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, 6-3, 6-4.Mens Doubles Third RoundMichael Venus, New Zealand and Raven Klaasen (13), South Africa, def. Leonardo Mayer, Argentina and Joao Sousa, Portugal, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-3. Bruno Soares, Brazil and Jamie Murray (5), Britain, def. Ken Skupski, Britain and Neal Skupski, Britain, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany and Ben Mclachlan (14), Japan, def. Philipp Petzschner, Germany and Tim Puetz, Germany, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3). Frederik Nielsen, Denmark and Joe Salisbury, Britain, def. Robert Farah, Colombia and Juan Sebastian Cabal (6), Colombia, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-3, 7-6 (1). Robert Lindstedt, Sweden and Robin Haase, Netherlands, def. Alexander Peya, Austria and Nikola Mektic (8), Croatia, 7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 8-6. Franko Skugor, Croatia and Dominic Inglot (15), Britain, def. Maximo Gonzalez, Argentina and Nicolas Jarry, Chile, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6), 6-3. Mike Bryan, United States and Jack Sock (7), United States, def. Kevin Krawietz, Germany and Andreas Mies, Germany, 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-5. Artem Sitak, New Zealand and Divij Sharan, India, def. Jonathan Erlich, Israel and Marcin Matkowski, Poland, 1-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.Womens Doubles Third RoundKristina Mladenovic, France and Timea Babos (1), Hungary, def. Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium and Monica Niculescu (13), Romania, 6-3, 6-4. Abigail Spears, United States and Alicja Rosolska, Poland, def. Johanna Larsson, Sweden and Kiki Bertens (9), Netherlands, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3. Barbora Krejcikova, Czech Republic and Katerina Siniakova (3), Czech Republic, def. Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan and Lucie Hradecka (14), Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-3. Tatjana Maria, Germany and Heather Watson, Britain, def. Christina McHale, United States and Jelena Ostapenko, Latvia, walkover. Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic and Nicole Melichar (12), United States, def. Demi Schuurs, Netherlands and Elise Mertens (8), Belgium, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Mihaela Buzarnescu, Romania and Irina Begu (15), Romania, def. Andreja Klepac, Slovenia and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (4), Spain, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Xu Yifan, China and Gabriela Dabrowski (6), Canada, def. Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia and Vania King, United States, 6-3, 6-3. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States and Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, def. Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic and Andrea Sestini Hlavackova (2), Czech Republic, 2-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4.Mixed Doubles Second RoundHarriet Dart, Britain and Jay Clarke, Britain, def. Max Mirnyi, Belarus and Kveta Peschke (13), Czech Republic, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Robin Haase, Netherlands and Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium, def. Rajeev Ram, United States and Andreja Klepac (8), Slovenia, 7-6 (1), 6-2. Eri Hozumi, Japan and Ben Mclachlan (14), Japan, def. Mike Bryan, United States and Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States, walkover. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus and Jamie Murray, Britain, def. Robert Farah, Colombia and Anna-Lena Groenefeld (7), Germany, 7-6 (6), 6-7 (6), 7-5. Nikola Mektic, Croatia and Chan Hao-Ching (5), Taiwan, def. Fabrice Martin, France and Raluca-Ioana Olaru, Romania, 6-2, 6-4. Henri Kontinen, Finland and Heather Watson (16), Britain, def. Marcin Matkowski, Poland and Mihaela Buzarnescu, Romania, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5. Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France and Andrea Sestini Hlavackova (6), Czech Republic, def. Nicolas Mahut, France and Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, 6-3, 6-3. Bruno Soares, Brazil and Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, def. Zhang Shuai, China and John Peers, Australia, 7-6 (4), 6-3. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Washington -110 at Pittsburgh +100 at New York Off Philadelphia Off Milwaukee -140 at Miami +130 at Colorado -116 Arizona +106 Los Angeles -163 at San Diego +153 at San Francisco -105 Chicago -105American League New York -210 at Baltimore +190 at Boston Off Texas Off at Tampa Bay -162 Detroit +152 at Minnesota -180 Kansas City +165 at Houston -203 Oakland +183 at Los Angeles -145 Seattle +135 Interleague at Cleveland -236 Cincinnati +216 at Atlanta -128 Toronto +118 St. Louis -165 at Chicago WS +155Updated Odds Available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Recalled RHP Jimmy Yacabonis from Norfolk (IL) as 26th man. CHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Claimed OF Ryan LaMarre off waivers from Minnesota. CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Assigned RHP George Kontos outright to Columbus (IL). DETROIT TIGERS „ Assigned 2B Dixon Machado outright to Toledo (IL). Optioned RHP Artie Lewicki to Toledo. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Recalled RHP Giovanny Gallegos from Scranton/WilkesBarre (IL) as 26th man. TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Sent 3B Christian Arroyo to Charlotte (FSL) for a rehab assignment.National LeagueMIAMI MARLINS „ Placed RHP Drew Rucinski on the 10-day DL and C J.T. Realmuto on paternity leave. Selected the contract of RHP Javy Guerra from New Orleans (PCL). Recalled C Chad Wallach from New Orleans. Transferred LHP Caleb Smith to the 60-day DL. NEW YORK METS „ Placed 3B Todd Frazier on the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Chris Flexen to Las Vegas (PCL). Recalled RHP Jacob Rhame, LHP P.J. Conlon and 2B Ty Kelly from Las Vegas. Sent LHP Jason Vargas to Brooklyn (NYP) for a rehab assignment. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Optioned RHP Drew Anderson to Lehigh Valley (IL). Recalled RHP Jake Thompson and LHP Hoby Milner from Lehigh Valley. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Assigned OF Matt Szczur outright to El Paso (PCL).American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS „ Announced RHP Tyson Perez signed with the Toros De Tijuana (Mexican). GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS „ Traded RHP Yasutomo Kubo to Sugar Land (Atlantic) for future considerations. KANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Traded INF Zach Walters to St. Paul for INF Noah Perio Jr.Can-Am LeagueOTTAWA CHAMPIONS „ Released C Stephen Octave and INF Jeremy Delgado. SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS „ Released RHP Lance Thornvold.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationMINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES „ Signed F Anthony Tolliver to a one-year contract.Womens National Basketball AssociationCONNECTICUT SUN „ Traded G Alex Bentley to Atlanta for G Layshia Clarendon and a 2019 second-round draft pick.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueBUFFALO SABRES „ Signed D Rasmus Dahlin to a three-year, entry-level contract. NEW YORK ISLANDERS „ Agreed to terms with F Jan Kovar on a one-year contract.American Hockey LeagueBRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS „ Agreed to terms with G Jeremy Smith and Fs Ben Holmstrom, Connor Jones, Ryan Bourque and Chris Bourque. MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS „ Signed F Jeremy Gregoire to a one-year contract.SOCCERMajor League SoccerFC DALLAS „ Loaned D Chris Richards to Bayern Munich (Germany) U19. NEW YORK RED BULLS „ Loaned F Carlos Rivas to Atletico Nacional (Colombia).COLLEGESCOLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION „ Named Bill Potter assistant commissioner for communications. ADRIAN „ Named Cory Conzemius mens and womens assistant rowing coach. ALABAMA „ Dismissed LB VanDarius Cowan from the football team. CHESTNUT HILL „ Named Tim Moyer womens volleyball coach. HOFSTRA „ Named Messiah Reames womens assistant basketball coach, Amanda Johansen womens assistant lacrosse coach and Kara Velez assistant “ eld hockey coach. MUHLENBERG „ Named Kelly Wakeman womens soccer coach. TEXAS TECH „ Named Glynn Cypien mens assistant basketball coach. TUSCULUM „ Named Zach Holt mens assistant basketball coach and Scooter Galloway mens graduate assistant basketball coach. Promoted Darren Higgins to full-time mens assistant basketball coach. CYCLING TOUR DE FRANCETHIRD STAGEMonday at Cholet, France A 22.1-mile team time trial beginning and ending in Cholet 1. BMC Racing, 38:46. 2. Sky, :04 behind. 3. Quick-Step Floors, :07. 4. Mitchelton-Scott, :09. 5. Sunweb, :11. 6. EF Education First-Drapac, :35. 7. Bora-Hansgrohe, :50. 8. Astana, :51. 9. Katusha-Alpecin, :52. 10. Movistar, :53. 11. Bahrain-Merida, 1:06. 12. LottoNL-Jumbo, 1:15. 13. AG2R La Mondiale, same time. 14. Trek-Segafredo, 1:16. 15. UAE Team Emirates, 1:38. 16. Groupama-FDJ, 1:42. 17. Fortuneo-Samsic, 1:46. 18. Direct Energie, 1:51. 19. Lotto Soudal, same time. 20. Dimension Data, 1:52. 21. Wanty-Groupe Gobert, 2:24. 22. Co“ dis, 3:23.Overall Standings (After three stages)1. Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium, BMC Racing, 9:08:55. 2. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, same time. 3. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky, :03. 4. Philippe Gilbert, Belgium, Quick-Step Floors, :05. 5. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, Quick-Step Floors, :07. 6. Julian Alaphilippe, France, Quick-Step Floors, same time. 7. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Sunweb, :11. 8. Soren Kragh Andersen, Denmark, Sunweb, same time. 9. Michael Matthews, Australia, Sunweb, same time. 10. Rigoberto Uran, Colombia, EF Education First-Drapac, :35. 11. Rafal Majka, Poland, Bora-Hansgrohe,. :50. 12. Daniel Oss, Italy, Bora-Hansgrohe, same time. 13. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Astana, :51. 14. Richie Porte, Australia, BMC Racing, same time. 15. Ilnur Zakarin, Russia, Katusha Alpecin, :52. 16. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, :53. 17. Mikel Landa, Spain, Movistar, same time. 18. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky, :55. 19. Taylor Phinney, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, :56. 20. Adam Yates, Britain, Mitchelton-Scott, 1:00. Also22. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, 1:06. 25. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 1:15. 40. Chad Haga, United States, Sunweb, 1:41. 59. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, 2:08. 145. Ian Boswell, United States, Katusha Alpecin, 7:38. 174. Lawson Craddock, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 18:26.TOUR DE FRANCE STAGESSaturday „ Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-lIle„ Fontenay-le-Comte, ” at (201km-124.9 miles) (Stage: Fernando Gaviria, Colombia; Yellow Jersey: Gaviria) Sunday „ Stage 2: Mouilleron-SaintGermain„La Roche-sur-Yon, ” at (182.5113.4) (Peter Sagan, Slovakia; Sagan) Monday „ Stage 3: Cholet„Cholet, team time trial (35.5-22) (BMC Racing; Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium) Today „ Stage 4: La Baule„Sarzeau, ” at (195-121.2) Wednesday „ Stage 5: Lorient„Quimper, hilly (204.5-127.1) Thursday „ Stage 6: Brest„Mur de Bretagne Guerledan, hilly (181-112.5) Friday „ Stage 7: Fougeres„Chartres, ” at (231-143.5) July 14 „ Stage 8: Dreux„Amiens Metropole, ” at (181-112.5) July 15 „ Stage 9: Arras Citadelle„Roubaix, hilly (156.5-97.2) July 16 „ Rest: Annecy July 17 „ Stage 10: Annecy„Le GrandBornand, high mountain (158.5-98.5) July 18 „ Stage 11: Albertville„La Rosiere Espace San Bernardo, high mountain (108.5-67.4) July 19 „ Stage 12: Bourg-Saint-Maurice les Arcs„Alpe dHuez, high mountain (175.5-109.1) July 20 „ Stage 13: Bourg dOisans„ Valence, ” at (169.5-105.3) July 21 „ Stage 14: Saint-Paul-TroisChateaux„Mende, hilly (188-116.8) July 22 „ Stage 15: Millau„Carcassonne, hilly (181.5-112.8) July 23 „ Rest: Carcassonne July 24 „ Stage 16: Carcassonne„Bagneresde-Luchon, mountain (218-135.5) July 25 „ Stage 17: Bagneres-de-Luchon„ Saint-Lary-Soulan, high mountain (65-40.4) July 26 „ Stage 18: Trie-sur-Baise„Pau, ” at (171-106.3) July 27 „ Stage 19: Lourdes„Laruns, high mountain (200.5-124.6) July 28 „ Stage 20: Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle„ Espelette, individual time trial (31-19.3) July 29 „ Stage 21: Houilles„Paris ChampsElysees, ” at (116-72.1) Total „ 3,351 kilometers, 2082 miles PRO FOOTBALL NFLTRAINING CAMP REPORTING DATESRookie and veteran reporting datesAMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCEBALTIMORE RAVENS „ Under Armour Performance Center, Owings Mills, Md. (rookies: July 11; veterans: July 18) BUFFALO BILLS „ St. John Fisher College, Pittsford, N.Y. (both July 25) CINCINNATI BENGALS „ Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati (July 23; July 25) CLEVELAND BROWNS „ Browns Training Complex, Berea, Ohio (both July 25) DENVER BRONCOS „ UCHealth Training Center, Englewood, Colo. (July 24; July 27) HOUSTON TEXANS „ The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (both July 25) INDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center (July 22; July 25) JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS „ Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields, Jacksonville, Fla. (July 18; July 25) KANSAS CITY CHIEFS „ Missouri Western State, St. Joseph, Mo. (July 22, July 25) LOS ANGELES CHARGERS „ Jack Hammett Sports Complex, Costa Mesa, Calif. (both July 27) MIAMI DOLPHINS „ Baptist Health Training Facility, Davie, Fla. (July 18; July 25) NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. (July 22, July 25) NEW YORK JETS „ Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, Florham Park, N.J. (July 24; July 26) OAKLAND RAIDERS „ Napa Valley Marriott, Napa, Calif. (July 23; July 26) PITTSBURGH STEELERS „ Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa. (July 24; July 25) TENNESSEE TITANS „ St. Thomas Sports Park, Nashville, Tenn. (July 22; July 25)NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCEARIZONA CARDINALS „ University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz. (July 22; July 27) ATLANTA FALCONS „ Falcons Training Facility, Flowery Branch, Ga. (July 23; July 26) CAROLINA PANTHERS „ Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C. (both July 25) CHICAGO BEARS „ Olivet Nazarene, Bourbonnais, Ill. (July 16; July 19) DALLAS COWBOYS „ Marriott Residence Inn, Oxnard, Calif. (both July 25) DETROIT LIONS „ Lions Training Facility, Allen Park, Mich. (July 19, July 26) GREEN BAY PACKERS „ St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wis. (both July 25) LOS ANGELES RAMS „ UC Irvine, Irvine, Calif. (July 23, July 25) MINNESOTA VIKINGS „ TCO Performance Center, Eagan, Minnesota. (July 24; July 27) NEW ORLEANS SAINTS „ New Orleans Saints Training Facility, Metairie, La. (July 18, July 25) NEW YORK GIANTS „ Quest Diagnostics Training Center, East Rutherford, N.J. (July 22; July 25) PHILADELPHIA EAGLES „ NovaCare Complex, Philadelphia (both July 25) SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS „ SAP Performance Facility, Santa Clara, Calif. (both July 25) SEATTLE SEAHAWKS „ Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton, Wash. (both July 25) TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS „ One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, Fla. (July 23, July 25) WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Bon Secours Training Center, Richmond, Va. (both July 25) GOLF WORLD GOLF RANKINGThrough July 81. Dustin Johnson USA 9.81 2. Justin Thomas USA 8.62 3. Justin Rose ENG 8.29 4. Brooks Koepka USA 8.14 5. Jon Rahm ESP 7.63 6. Jordan Spieth USA 7.27 7. Rickie Fowler USA 6.82 8. Rory McIlroy NIR 6.61 9. Jason Day AUS 6.35 10. Tommy Fleetwood ENG 5.98 11. Bubba Watson USA 5.52 12. Paul Casey ENG 5.50 13. Patrick Reed USA 5.48 14. Alex Noren SWE 5.46 15. Francesco Molinari ITA 5.34 16. Hideki Matsuyama JPN 5.30 17. Henrik Stenson SWE 4.80 18. Marc Leishman AUS 4.66 19. Sergio Garcia ESP 4.53 20. Phil Mickelson USA 4.30 21. Webb Simpson USA 4.19 22. Bryson DeChambeau USA 4.16 23. Tyrrell Hatton ENG 3.94 24. Xander Schauffele USA 3.90 25. Rafael Cabrera Bello ESP 3.67 26. Brian Harman USA 3.58 27. Matt Kuchar USA 3.57 28. Patrick Cantlay USA 3.51 29. Ian Poulter ENG 3.51 30. Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA 3.41 31. Tony Finau USA 3.40 32. Louis Oosthuizen SAF 3.31 33. Kevin Kisner USA 3.22 34. Branden Grace SAF 3.15 35. Charley Hoffman USA 3.11 36. Pat Perez USA 3.04 37. Satoshi Kodaira JPN 3.04 38. Kyle Stanley USA 3.02 39. Matthew Fitzpatrick ENG 2.85 40. Daniel Berger USA 2.81 41. Kevin Na USA 2.64 42. Gary Woodland USA 2.61 43. Haotong Li CHN 2.55 44. Ross Fisher ENG 2.51 45. Charl Schwartzel SAF 2.50 46. Cameron Smith AUS 2.48 47. Russell Henley USA 2.45 48. Siwoo Kim KOR 2.39 49. Russell Knox SCO 2.37 50. Jason Dufner USA 2.35By Andrew DampfThe Associated PressCHOLET, France „ Besides still having to make up most of the 51 seconds he lost in a Stage 1 crash, Chris Froome faces another challenge as he seeks a record-tying fifth Tour de France title „ Richie Portes BMC team.BMC beat Froomes Team Sky by four seconds on Monday to win a team time trial in Stage 3, with Belgian rider Greg Van Avermaet taking the yellow jersey.We have the yellow jersey, we won a stage with the team ... and Richie can finish it off with a nice podium spot in Paris,Ž Van Avermaet said. Everyone is working well together and we have a strong team and Richie can be up there.ŽRiding at an average speed of 54.9 kph (34 mph), BMC clocked 38 minutes, 46 seconds over the 35.5-kilometer (22-mile) route that began and ended in Cholet near the Atlantic coast.Sky finished second and Quick-Step Floors came third, seven seconds behind. World champion Sunweb featuring Tom Dumoulin finished fifth, 11 seconds back.Overnight leader Peter Sagan was dropped by his Bora Hansgrohe teammates and fell to 80th overall, three min-utes behind.Van Avermaet, who excels at single-day classics, isnt a threat for the overall title but he could keep the lead through the cobblestoned Stage 9 ending in Roubaix.Froome was left 55 seconds behind in the overall standings with another week of nervy rolling stages before hit-ting the Alps.Were just ... trying to get through the best we can until we get to the mountains,Ž Froome saidThere will be a lot more time lost through-out the GC group before we hit the mountains. One day you gain, one day you lose. Thats just the nature of the game.ŽFroome is aiming to join Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Ind-urain as the only riders to win the Tour five times.Van Avermaet earned the yellow jersey by leading BMC over the line, just ahead of Amer-ican teammate Tejay van Garderen, who moved up to second overall with the same time as Van Avermaet.Geraint Thomas of Sky was third overall, three seconds behind.Froome faces early challenge from BMC team at Tour de FranceA bead of sweat trickles down the forehead of Britains Chris Froome as he warms up Monday prior to the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race, a team time trial over 22 miles with start and “ nish in Cholet, France. [PETER DEJONG/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


CONFIDENT COACHINGDeschamps made bold decisions to start Pavard on the right and Lucas Hernandez on the left. The pair, both 22, have only 20 international appearances between them but are playing with good composure.In Belgium, there were doubts about Roberto Mar-tinez's ability to transfer the country's individual talent into a collective force. Fans welcomed his arrival in August 2016 with lukewarm enthusiasm because he'd only recently been fired by Everton in the Premier League.His tenure began with a 2-0 home loss to Spain, but since then Belgium is unbeaten in 23 games and has scored 78 goals „ being held scoreless in only one of those games. With former France striker Thierry Henry as an assistant coach, Belgium leads the scoring in Russia with 14 goals in its five World Cup matches."He's given the team the desire to attack," French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet said of Henry's influence on the Belgian team. "The forwards go to see him. He's held in high esteem."Martinez's tactics have stood out, too.With Belgium trailing Japan 2-0 in the round of 16, Martinez replaced two wide players with two midfielders and they both scored. LLORIS VS. COURTOISBelgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and France No. 1 Hugo Lloris could be busy.Lloris has been criticized during the past year after errors for France and Tottenham.In France's World Cup opener against Australia, he let a long shot go past him and watched in relief as it hit the crossbar. But Lloris appeared to be at his commanding best in the quarterfinal win over Uru-guay, rushing off his line to push away a low cross and later making a superb low save.Belgium has height and heading ability in defenders Vincent Kompany and Jan Vertonghen and Marouane Fellaini.Courtois entered the tournament as one of the top goalkeepers and has enhanced reputation with an outstanding quarterfinal performance against Brazil.French striker Olivier Giroud thinks Lloris has the edge over Courtois, his club teammate at Chelsea."They're both very good on their line, but Hugo is more explosive," Giroud said. "The best is Hugo. Sorry, Thibaut." MEUNIER OUTBelgium must cope without defender Thomas Meunier, whose runs down the flank are a key part of Belgium's attack.Meunier is suspended after tripping Brazil star Neymar and earning a second yellow card of the tournament. In Meunier's absence, Martinez may scrap his 3-5-2 formation with wingbacks, and instead switch to a back four in a more compact defense. HAZARD OUTLETStar forward Eden Hazard is known for his attacking prowess, but he also is an outlet for Belgium's defense. Hazard runs at pace and cuts inside. Because of his quick feet, change of direction and exquisite close control, he is difficult to tackle and this often draws a foul. MBAPPE THREATWhile Giroud has yet to score at this World Cup, his ability to hold the ball up suits France's system and allows Mbappe to make runs down the right flank. It also gives Antoine Griezmann space to roam."I try to create gaps for my teammates," Giroud said. "It's my unselfish side."He needs one goal to move ahead of France great Zine-dine Zidane. They are tied on fourth overall with 31.Griezmann has scored two penalty kicks and set up Raphael Varane's headed goal against Uruguay. But he has not shown the form he did when he led France in scoring en route to the Euro 2016 final, when Les Bleus lost to Portugal.Belgium struggled against Japan when defending quick and mobile players. | Tuesday, July 10, 2018 B3Not really,Ž said Federer, the No. 1 seed. Im telling myself, Why didnt I break the first game of the second?ŽHis mastery was only the beginning of things for those who spent 120 pounds (about $160) to be at Center Court and were afforded the rare treat of watching three of the greatest to ever lift a tennis racket.Federer was followed by Serena Williams, she of the seven Wimbledon trophies among her 23 majors, who was hardly challenged in a 6-2, 6-2 win against 120th-ranked qualifier Evgeniya Rodina of Russia. And Williams was followed by Rafael Nadal „ two titles at Wimbledon, 17 at all Slams „ who dispatched 93rd-ranked Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-3, 6-4.The only other Wimbledon champion left in either bracket, Novak Djokovic, beat 40th-ranked Karen Khacha-nov 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 on No. 1 Court, then said hed like to get as much time on Centre Court as Federer and Nadal do.Was Mannarino intimidated by playing in that hallowed arena?The fact that it is the Centre Court, and the fact that it is a lot of people in the stands „ its not changing anything, actually. The only different thing is that its Federer in front of me, and hes a really good opponent. It makes the job harder,Ž Man-narino said. This is what is not easy to handle.ŽHe showed up wearing a plain white T-shirt, bereft of any obvious sponsors logos, looking like someone out for a casual hitting session in a public park. At least it appeared to be the right size. What a differ-ence from a week ago, when Federers debut of new duds after splitting from Nike drew so many headlines. It took Mannarino so much toil and trouble to win one game, saving four break points to hold to begin the second set. He was able to tread water until 5-all, when Federer returned a 123 mph serve, quickly gained control of a baseline exchange, then hopped and screamed, Come on!Ž as a backhand flew long for the break. Federer also broke, then held to end the match.I think,Ž Federer said when it was over, I can be very pleased.ŽThe womens quarterfinals are Tuesday, with Williams vs. Camila Giorgi, two-time major champion Angelique Kerber vs. No. 14 Daria Kasatkina, 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko vs. Dominika Cibulkova, and No. 13 Julia Goerges vs. No. 20 Kiki Bertens.On Wednesday, Federer will play No. 8 Kevin Ander-son, a South African who was the 2017 U.S. Open runner-up and advanced with a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 5-7, 7-6 (4) victory over Gael Monfils.I mean, Im definitely going to have to look at it the right way. I think the right way of looking at it is: Its an opportunity to test myself against a player of Rogers caliber,Ž said Anderson, who is 0-4 against Federer. These are the matches we work so hard for, me and my whole team.ŽThe other matchup on the top half of the draw is No. 9 John Isner against No. 13 Milos Raonic, who beat Federer in the 2016 semifinals before losing in the final.On the bottom half of the bracket, itll be 12-time major champion Djokovic against 2014 U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori, and No. 2 seed Nadal against either 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro or Gilles Simon. Del Potro was leading Simon two sets to one when their match was suspended because of darkness Monday night.Anderson, Isner and Nishikori all reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time.For Nadal, this marks a return. He hadnt been this far at the All England Club since 2011, losing to men ranked 100th or worse on four of his past five appearances.Its true, it has been a while,Ž Nadal said. But when I come here, I come here thinking that I can do a good result, no?Ž TENNISFrom Page B1 True sophomore Adarius Lemons, who showed prom-ise in the return game last season and had an 85-yard TD run in a spring scrimmage, is a breakaway threat who also will push hard for playing time and carries.The two true freshmen „ four-star prospects Dameon Pierce and Iverson Clement „ benefited from an early arrival in the spring, showing they are capable of making plays. Theyre both in the mix for playing time. DOWNSIDEIts been the same for the past eight years, and it doesnt change this season: the Gators have a big question mark at quarterback, where last years starter, Feleipe Franks, will be competing with Kyle Trask and true freshman Emory Jones in preseason camp.Many assume Franks, who started eight games last season, is the leader heading into camp, but Mullen said at the end of the spring there had been no separation at QB, so its wide open.One thing Mullens looking for in his quarterback is leadership ability, something Franks has exhibited on the field and in the strength and conditioning program. Now, can he improve on the other aspects of his game, mainly reading defenses, finding the open receivers and getting the ball to them? Those are things hes struggled with in the past.Franks continued to be hampered with some incon-sistency at times in the spring, but then Trask and Jones did also, although all three QBs showed some encouraging signs.Still, there are questions and unknowns at the position.Franks had a difficult season in 2017 and some wonder where his confidence might be if he goes through a bad stretch. Trask has never taken a snap at this level and wasnt even a starter in high school. Jones is a true freshman who is still trying to grasp the offense.The feeling is that if quar-terback play is improved this season, the offense will be more productive and climb out of its near-decade slump.Given Mullens track record of success with quarterbacks, the Gators are optimistic that this will happen. But until someone goes out there in an actual game and performs at a high level, a big, troublesome question mark will remain attached to the vital quarterback position. YOUNG PLAYER TO WATCHIts probably way too early to try and guess whats going to happen at QB. One possibility is that Jones, the true freshman, could get a set of plays to run in games similar to what Mullen did with Tim Tebow in his true freshman season in 2006. Jones is the only legitimate dual threat among the QBs, and he seems to have a skill set that would give the offense a definite change of pace. DON'T BE SURPRISED IF ...Scarlett has a successful season, but comes up a little bit short of rushing for 1,000 yards. With so much depth at tailback, one of the goals at running back will be to keep a set of fresh legs on the field at all times.There are six tailbacks and only one ball, so theres a chance Scarlett (and any of the five others) wont get enough carries to break the 1,000-yard barrier.QUOTABLEI am (confident we have the guy in this group). We don't got nobody else coming through that door, so these are our guys and we're going to get them ready to go out there and compete at a high level and hold them to the Gator standard. That's what it's all about. Those guys are eager and willing to learn, and as long as they continue to come out here with that atti-tude and get better and take steps in the right direction each and every day, we'll be fine." „ quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson. GATORSFrom Page B1 They signed former Carolina All-Pro guard Andrew Norwell to a five-year, $66.5 million contract that included a fully guaranteed $30 million signing bonus.At the end of the day, its not about me and not about yards per carry, Fournette said. Its about the wins and losses.Fournette said he made a more concerted effort this off-season to get in better shape to possibly avoid injuries this upcoming season. He missed two games in 2017 because of ankle and thigh injuries. He also missed a November game against the Bengals for disciplinary reasons.Leonard is a playmaker, so were trying to get him on the field as much as we can and keep pushing him over to third down and things of that nature, Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone said. He showed great growth in his first year from that because thats usually the toughest thing. In the NFL week-toweek, each team has their own little unique package that you really have to study and try to get a bead on to be able to (have) pass protection pick up. I really saw him at the end of the year do a great job of that. You want to see that again now.The Jaguars did not draft or sign another running back in free agency. However, they released running back Chris Ivory in February after two seasons to create more salary cap space.A competitive running back rotation is expected for training camp highlighted with an expected battle for the No. 2 spot behind Fournette between Corey Grant and T.J. Yeldon.The Jaguars re-signed Grant after he became a restricted free agent in the offseason. Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett could have bigger plans to utilize Grant more out of the backfield, especially on screen passes because of his big-play abil-ity. Early in the first half in the AFC Championship game, the Patriots didnt have an answer for Grant after he caught three screen passes from Blake Bor-tles for 59 yards. In the second half, the Jaguars went away from utilizing Grant.On the field for only 49 snaps last season, Grant rushed for 248 yards. He took a fake punt 58 yards in Week 3 against Baltimore and scored on a 56-yard fake punt return against the Los Angeles Char-gers in Week 10.Last season, Yeldon was stuck on the inactive list for the first six games of the regu-lar season because he couldnt get ahead of Fournette, Ivory or Grant on the depth chart. Yeldon also was slowed early in the season with a hamstring injury. But Hackett considers Yeldon to be a viable option, especially on third-down passing plays.It is a really good backfield right now, Hackett said. I am excited. That is another group that you know you are excited to see where they are going to go. For me, I want to be sure to keep all three of them as fresh as possible. It is a long season, and we like to run the ball. You definitely want to get the ball in all three of those guys hands.T.J.s intelligence level is off the charts and his ability to run the ball „ that is really, really improving. You can see more explosion start to come from him. Just his ability to pass protect and be able to catch the ball from the backfield. FOURNETTEFrom Page B1Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette wants to be lighter than he was for his rookie season last year. [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Frances Kylian Mbappe, left, is embraced by France head coach Didier Deschamps as he leaves the pitch during the quarter“ nal match against Uruguay in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, on Friday. [AP PHOTO / NATACHA PISARENKO] GOAL-FESTFrom Page B1


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VSOPP-Pitchersrecordversusthisopponent. THISDATEINBASEBALLJULY10 1917: RayCaldwellofNewYorkpitched92-3inningsof no-hitreliefastheYankeesbeattheBrowns7-5in17innings inSt.Louis. 1932: ThePhiladelphiaAsdefeatedCleveland18-17inan 18-inninggameinwhichJohnBurnettoftheIndianshada recordninehits.JimmieFoxxcollected16totalbases,and EddieRommelloftheAspitched17inningsinreliefforthe win,despitegivingup29hitsand14runs. 1934: CarlHubbellstruckoutBabeRuth,LouGehrig,Jimmie Foxx,AlSimmonsandJoeCronininsuccession,buttheAL camebacktowintheAll-Stargame9-7atthePoloGrounds asMelHardergaveuponehitinthelast“veinnings. 1936: PhiladelphiasChuckKleinhitfourhomerunsina9-6 10-inningvictoryoverthePirates,anditwasntinthecozy BakerBowl.HehittheminPittsburghsspaciousForbes Field,includingthegame-winningthree-runshotinthe10th offBillSwift.Kleinalmosthomeredinthesecondinning whenhesentPiratesout“elderPaulWanertothewallin righttohaulinalong”yball. 1947: DonBlackoftheClevelandIndianspitcheda3-0nohitteroverthePhiladelphiaAsinthe“rstgameofatwinbill. 1951: TheNLhitfourhomersenroutetoan8-3triumphat Detroit,givingtheleagueconsecutiveAll-Starvictoriesfor the“rsttime. 1968: TheAmericanLeagueandNationalLeagueagreedto splitintotwodivisionsin1969.Thetwelveteamsineach leaguewillbedividedandplayabest-of-“vegamesLeague ChampionshipSeriestodeterminethepennantwinner. 1982: LarryParrishoftheTexasRangershithisthirdgrand slaminsevendays,offMiltWilcoxinthe“rstgameofa doubleheaderagainstDetroit.TheRangersbeattheTigers 6-5.Parrishhadhithis“rstonJuly4andhissecondonJuly7.STATISTICALLEADERSAMERICANLEAGUE BATTING: Betts,Boston,.342;Altuve, Houston,.338;Segura,Seattle,.330;Martinez,Boston,.329;Machado,Baltimore, .313;Trout,LosAngeles,.312;Simmons, LosAngeles,.307;Brantley,Cleveland, .306;Duffy,TampaBay,.306;Gurriel, Houston,.303. RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,79;Betts,Boston, 71;Trout,LosAngeles,68;Benintendi, Boston,65;Martinez,Boston,64;Judge, NewYork,63;Springer,Houston,63; Altuve,Houston,61;Segura,Seattle,61; Ramirez,Cleveland,60. RBI: Martinez,Boston,74;Encarnacion, Cleveland,62;Gattis,Houston,62;Haniger, Seattle,62;Lowrie,Oakland,62;Machado,Baltimore,60;KDavis,Oakland,59; Ramirez,Cleveland,59;Judge,NewYork, 58;Bregman,Houston,57. HITS: Altuve,Houston,122;Segura,Seattle, 115;Martinez,Boston,108;Castellanos, Detroit,107;Lindor,Cleveland,107;Machado,Baltimore,106;Rosario,Minnesota, 104;Merri“eld,KansasCity,101;Lowrie, Oakland,100;AJones,Baltimore,99. DOUBLES: Escobar,Minnesota,35;Bregman,Houston,29;Abreu,Chicago,27; Lindor,Cleveland,27;Merri“eld,Kansas City,27;Castellanos,Detroit,26. HOMERUNS: Martinez,Boston,27;Judge, NewYork,25;Trout,LosAngeles,25; Ramirez,Cleveland,24;Lindor,Cleveland, 23;Betts,Boston,22;Cruz,Seattle,22. STOLENBASES: Gordon,Seattle,22;Anderson,Chicago,21;Ramirez,Cleveland,19; Benintendi,Boston,16;Betts,Boston,16; RDavis,Cleveland,16;DeShields,Texas,16; Merri“eld,KansasCity,16;Smith,Tampa Bay,15;Segura,Seattle,14. ERA: Snell,TampaBay,2.10;Severino,New York,2.12;Verlander,Houston,2.15;Sale, Boston,2.36;Bauer,Cleveland,2.45;Kluber, Cleveland,2.49;Skaggs,LosAngeles,2.64; Cole,Houston,2.70;Morton,Houston,2.83; Sabathia,NewYork,3.02. STRIKEOUTS: Sale,Boston,176;Cole,Houston,158;Bauer,Cleveland,156;Paxton, Seattle,154;Verlander,Houston,154; Severino,NewYork,143;Morton,Houston, 141;Snell,TampaBay,132;Kluber,Cleveland,123;McCullers,Houston,118. NATIONALLEAGUE BATTING: Gennett,Cincinnati,.326;Almora, Chicago,.326;Markakis,Atlanta,.322; Kemp,LosAngeles,.319;Realmuto,Miami, .317;Suarez,Cincinnati,.315;Freeman, Atlanta,.315;Dickerson,Pittsburgh,.308; Aguilar,Milwaukee,.306;Arenado,Colorado,.305. RUNS: Albies,Atlanta,69;Blackmon, Colorado,66;Hernandez,Philadelphia,61; Goldschmidt,Arizona,60;Pham,St.Louis, 59;Arenado,Colorado,58;Baez,Chicago, 56;Freeman,Atlanta,56;4tiedat55. RBI: Suarez,Cincinnati,68;Baez,Chicago, 65;Aguilar,Milwaukee,63;Arenado, Colorado,63;Story,Colorado,62;Freeman, Atlanta,59;Markakis,Atlanta,59;Rizzo, Chicago,59;Gennett,Cincinnati,58;Kemp, LosAngeles,57. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta,113;Albies, Atlanta,108;Freeman,Atlanta,108;Castro, Miami,107;Gennett,Cincinnati,107; Turner,Washington,100;Anderson,Miami, 99;Arenado,Colorado,98;Story,Colorado, 97;Peraza,Cincinnati,95. DOUBLES: Albies,Atlanta,29;Markakis,Atlanta,27;Carpenter,St.Louis,26; Rendon,Washington,25;Freeman,Atlanta, 24;Story,Colorado,23;Anderson,Miami, 22;Baez,Chicago,22;Hosmer,SanDiego, 22;McCutchen,SanFrancisco,22. HOMERUNS: Aguilar,Milwaukee,22;Arenado,Colorado,22;Harper,Washington, 21;Goldschmidt,Arizona,20;Muncy,Los Angeles,20;Suarez,Cincinnati,19;Albies, Atlanta,18;8tiedat17. STOLENBASES: Inciarte,Atlanta,23;MTaylor,Washington,23;SMarte,Pittsburgh, 22;Turner,Washington,22;Hamilton, Cincinnati,21;Peraza,Cincinnati,17;Baez, Chicago,16;Cain,Milwaukee,16;Dyson, Arizona,16;Jankowski,SanDiego,14. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.80;Stripling,Los Angeles,2.22;Scherzer,Washington,2.33; Foltynewicz,Atlanta,2.37;Nola,Philadelphia,2.40;Lester,Chicago,2.46;Mikolas,St. Louis,2.63;Guerra,Milwaukee,2.79;Corbin, Arizona,3.05;Freeland,Colorado,3.18. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,177; deGrom,NewYork,142;Corbin,Arizona, 140;Gray,Colorado,119;Greinke,Arizona, 117;Nola,Philadelphia,116.SUNDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague N.Y.Yankees2,Toronto1,10innings Oakland6,Cleveland0 Texas3,Detroit0 Houston2,ChicagoWhiteSox1 Minnesota10,Baltimore1 Boston7,KansasCity4 NationalLeague Pittsburgh4,Philadelphia1 Miami10,Washington2 Milwaukee10,Atlanta3 ChicagoCubs6,Cincinnati5,10innings SanFrancisco13,St.Louis8 SanDiego4,Arizona3,16innings Interleague Seattle6,Colorado4 TampaBay9,N.Y.Mets0 L.A.Angels4,L.A.Dodgers3 WEDNESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague DetroitatTampaBay,12:10p.m. KansasCityatMinnesota,1:10p.m. N.Y.YankeesatBaltimore,7:05p.m. TexasatBoston,7:10p.m. OaklandatHouston,8:10p.m. SeattleatL.A.Angels,10:07p.m. NationalLeague WashingtonatPittsburgh,12:35p.m. ChicagoCubsatSanFrancisco,3:45p.m. MilwaukeeatMiami,7:10p.m. PhiladelphiaatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m. ArizonaatColorado,8:40p.m. L.A.DodgersatSanDiego,10:10p.m. Interleague CincinnatiatCleveland,7:10p.m. TorontoatAtlanta,7:35p.m. St.LouisatChicagoWhiteSox,8:10p.m.BASEBALLCALENDARJULY17: All-StarGame,Washington. 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DEAR ABBY: I recently reconnected with my best friend from high school. I moved out of state at the age of 30, and we lost touch. Turns out she lives about 70 miles from me. Neither of us married or had children. Someone told me where she works and I called her. She called back the following weekend, and we talked for a couple of hours. It was a good conversation, and it ended with her saying she would be in touch in the next couple of months. We had discussed getting together for lunch. It has been almost four months and I'm puzzled as to why I have not heard from her. Should I let it go or contact her once more? It bothers me that she doesn't seem to want to get together and hasn't told me why. Any suggestions? -RECONNECTING IN THE WEST DEAR RECONNECTING: There could be any number of reasons why your old friend let this slide. Contact her again and "remind" her that you had discussed having lunch together. Her response -or lack of one -will tell you if she's really interested.DEAR ABBY: An issue needs addressing regarding same-sex marriage, and I hope you will share this with your readers. When asking someone about his or her marital status, please keep in mind that when the person responds "married," it may not necessarily mean to a person of the opposite sex. It would be better to ask, "What is your spouse's name?" instead of automatically saying, "And her/his name is ...?" While dealing with customer service recently, the service representative kept saying "your partner" every time I said "husband." After three corrections, I emphatically stated "my husband" and she begrudgingly nished our transaction. (Yes, I did speak to her supervisor.) "Partner" implies being in a business of some type. I know some people refer to their spouses as partners, but not everyone does. Thanks for printing this, Abby. -"SPOUSES" NOT "PARTNERS" IN DELAWARE DEAR S. NOT P.: The world is changing quickly, and not everyone has been able to keep up with it. The customer service representative should have picked up on the fact that you preferred she refer to your spouse as "husband" the rst time you said it. You should not have had to remind her three times. However, because you did, you were right to talk to a supervisor so the woman could be counseled and will, one hopes, be more sensitive in the future.DEAR ABBY: My 15-yearold granddaughter is being verbally abused by her dad, who has joint custody. He makes her cry every time she spends time with him. Also, there often is not enough food in the house. As a grandmother, what can I do to protect my granddaughter? -SHE NEEDS HELP DEAR SHE NEEDS HELP: Your granddaughter's father may have joint custody, but because he is verbally abusive and doesn't have enough food in the house to feed her, your daughter may have to take him back to court and get a modication of the custody order. Because your granddaughter is now 15, she has a right to be heard on the subject. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2018:This year you notice how often your intuition comes through for you. You probably will want to follow through on your impressions. Try not to judge others, or yourself, so harshly. You are your own worst critic. If you are single, you will meet several potential suitors. You will know when you meet The One. If you are attached, you could open up more with your sweetie. You can trust this person with your innermost feelings. GEMINI can be quite critical of your behavior. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You might sense a change because of how a partner reacts. You have felt less fortunate as of late; perhaps you have lost your lucky rabbits foot. A matter you nixed sometime in the past 10 months might reappear. Take the time to reconsider it. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You might have gone too far to reverse course now. However, you can slow down in order to avoid any obstacles that appear. You might be in a period of consolidation rather than expansion. An offer is likely to reappear; go for it! GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You beam in much more of what you want. You also recognize that you need to adjust your schedule a bit. You cannot keep doing as much as you have been. Be willing to take a hard look at your responsibilities, and decide what to release. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You recently have experienced a meaningful and successful phase of life. You could be too tired to make any choices today, but you will see where you want to let go. You also might want to reinvest more time on a project thats been on the back burner. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You could push yourself too hard when friends or colleagues question a recent decision youve made. You will feel as if you need to lighten up. A partner might be confused, though his or her feelings seem to reect a high level of compassion. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You experience a mood change when you take the lead and let out some brewing tension. Toss yourself into a project. Some people might offer to pitch in, whereas others have different plans. You will hear about those ideas, too. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Refuse to push yourself too hard right now. You see an opportunity that you refuse to say no to. You understand the implications and most of the long-term benets. You might want to reassess a nancial matter, and weigh the pros and cons. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You might be a lot more energized than you have been in a while. You might want to take more risks, as the odds are more in your favor than usual. However, do not take a risk where you cannot afford a loss. A partner will play devils advocate. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) A strong person in your life demands more time and attention than your schedule allows. You could be delighted by this persons insistence, though you might not reveal your reaction. Vagueness oats around a personal matter. You know what you want. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You have a lot of ground to cover. A friend might come up with a good idea that could reduce the cost and/or the effort of a project. Stop and have a conversation about this persons suggestion. Weigh the pros and cons before you commit to anything. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Mars in your sign makes you nearly unstoppable. You cannot go through today without having some kind of outlet. You might need to take several walks to clear your mind and recycle your energy. Your creativity peaks with regard to improving your life. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You could be lacking some energy as your mind revels in some ights of fantasy. You might have difculty staying anchored. You also could be sitting on some frustration. If involved with a heavy physical project, be careful; you could be accident-prone. Old friend is slow to follow up on attempt to reconnect | Tuesday, July 10, 2018 B5 TODAY IS TUESDAY, JULY 10, the 191st day of 2018. There are 174 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On July 10, 1940, during World War II, the Battle of Britain began as the Luftwae started attacking southern England. (The Royal Air Force was ultimately victorious.) ON THIS DATE: In 1929 American paper currency was reduced in size as the government began issuing bills that were approximately 25 percent smaller. In 1962 AT&T's Telstar 1 communications satellite, capable of relaying television signals and telephone calls, was launched by NASA from Cape Canaveral. In 1973 the Bahamas became fully independent after three centuries of British colonial rule. John Paul Getty III, the teenage grandson of the oil tycoon, was abducted in Rome by kidnappers who cut o his ear when his family was slow to meet their ransom demands; Getty was released in December 1973 for nearly $3 million. In 1985, bowing to pressure from irate customers, the Coca-Cola Co. said it would resume selling old-formula Coke, while continuing to sell New Coke. In 1999, the United States women's soccer team won the World Cup, beating China 5-4 on penalty kicks after 120 minutes of scoreless play at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. 071018_tdc_b05.crop.pdf 1 09-Jul-18 14:30:47



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