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SPORTS | C1WILLIAMS ADVANCES TO SEMIS AT WIMBLEDON LOCAL & STATE | A3LAKE COUNTY EDUCATOR AURELIA COLE LEAVES LEGACY RECREATION | C5UMATILLA 14U SOFTBALL TEAM BRINGS HOME A STATE TITLE @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Wednesday, July 11, 2018 75 ¢ Opinion .......................A7 Weather .......................A8 Dine .............................B1 Sports..........................C1 Diversions ....................C7 Comics ........................C6 Volume 142, Issue 192 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Lisa MascaroThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Conservative Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh plunged into his confirmation battle Tuesday, meeting face-to-face with Senate lead-ers in what promises to be an intense debate over abortion rights, presidential power and other legal disputes that could reshape the court and roil this falls elections.Kavanaugh is a favorite of the GOP legal establishment, and his arrival as President Donald Trumps nominee was greeted on Capitol Hill with praise from Republicans and skepticism from Demo-crats. There were also pledges of open minds by key senators whose votes will most likely determine the outcome.Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky called Kavanagh one of the most thoughtful juristsŽ in the country but warned of an onslaught of fear mongeringŽ from liberal groups trying to derail the nomination. He said it was clear that many Demo-crats didnt care who the nominee was at all. Whoever President Trump put up they were opposed to.ŽChuck Schumer, the Senates Democratic leader, said his partys lawmakers did indeed care who the nominee was „ and what his views were on such thorny issues as abor-tion and Trump himself.Trump did exactly what he said he would do on the campaign trail „ nominate someone who will overturn womens reproductive rights,Ž the New York senator said.Kavanaughs battle has begunVice President Mike Pence, right, speaks about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, center, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, listens during a visit to Capitol Hill Tuesday in Washington. [SUSAN WALSH/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Kaweewit Kaewjinda and Stephen WrightThe Associated PressMAE SAI, Thailand „ Everyone is safe.Ž With those three words posted on Facebook the daring rescue mission to extricate 12 boys and their soccer coach from the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand came to a close on Tuesday „ a grueling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experi-enced diver and riveted people worldwide.Thailands Navy SEALs, who were central to the rescue effort, celebrated the feat with a post that read: All the thirteen Wild Boars are now out of the cave,Ž „ a reference to the boys soccer team. We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what.ŽEight of the boys were res-cued by a team of Thai and international divers on Sunday and Monday. On Tuesday, the final four boys were brought out, along with their coach. Their rescue was followed a few hours later by the safe return of a medic and three SEAL divers who had stayed for days with the boys in their cramped ref uge in the cave.Rescue of Thai soccer team completePeople celebrate after divers evacuated 12 boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave Tuesday in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. Thai Navy SEALs say all 12 boys and their coach were rescued from the cave, ending an ordeal that lasted more than 2 weeks. [SAKCHAI LALIT/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] World War II and Vietnam Veteran Don Van Beck sits in an U.S. Army jeep he wants to add to Veterans Memorial Park in Leesburg. [FRANK STANFIELD / DAILY COMMERCIAL] By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ A World War II vintage jeep may soon be parked among the monuments of Veterans Memorial Park.The citys Recreation Advisory Board gave its blessing Tuesday with one caveat: The donor has to get the OK to replace a tree donated several years ago by an international friendship organization to mark the end of the Vietnam War.Im told that if we move the tree, it will die,Ž said Don Van Beck, the head of a charitable organization that has placed monuments and a Vietnam War era Huey helicopter in the park.We would replace the tree and put it next to the Huey,Ž he said. I dont know why they planted it there.ŽI dont know why they (city commissioners) kicked the ball down to you guys,Ž Van Beck said.Commissioners had asked Van Beck for a master plan, and the ambitious plan, which called for a Humvee, an attack plane, a tank and a replica submarine, raised some eyebrows.ADDING AN ARTIFACTWWII jeep may join memorial park tributesSee BATTLE, A6 See RESCUE, A6 See JEEP, A6By Robert BurnsThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trumps repeated tongue lashings of NATO allies and his friendly overtures to Russian President Vladimir Putin are stirring questions at home and abroad about Trumps commitment to an Atlantic alliance that has been a pillar of U.S. security policy for more than half a century.Might a reordering, or even a reduction, of U.S. forces in Europe be in the cards? Clues may come when Trump gath-ers today with NATO leaders in Brussels. The official agenda includes a plan for increasing the number of land, air and sea forces capable of reacting quickly in a European crisis, but overshadowing it are Trumps attacks on NATO raise questionsSee NATO, A6


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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. Monday, July 9 Fantasy 5: 2-3-10-24-32 Cash 4 Life: 9-12-16-20-60-1 Tuesday, July 10 Pick 5 Afternoon: 1-7-0-9-0 Evening: 1-0-5-1-6 Pick 4 Afternoon: 9-6-4-1 Evening: 1-9-1-5 Pick 3 Afternoon: 4-7-3 Evening: 9-0-9 Pick 2 Afternoon: 8-2 Evening: 2-7LOTTERY MADRIDJudge strips Catalonias ex-leaders of public of“ ceSpains Supreme Court is stripping six prominent Catalan politicians of public office for trying to make the northeastern region of the country independent.Judge Pablo Llarena also ruled Tuesday that the six secession-ists be sent to trial on charges of rebellion, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 30 years.Those charged include former Catalan President Carles Puig-demont, who is fighting extradition from Germany, and former regional Vice President Oriol Junqueras. Llarena left it up to the Cata-lan regional parliament, where the r ebellion defendants now are lawmakers, whether to replace them.Llarena was tasked with investigating what took place in Catalonia in October, when Puigdemonts government disobeyed a court ban on hold-ing a secession vote and the regional parliament unilater-ally declared independence.LONDONCondition of man hospitalized in poisoning imp rovesHospital officials say theyve seen an improvement in a man poisoned in a nerve agent attack in southwestern Engl and.Salisbury Hospital says Tues-day that Charlie Rowley has experienced a small but signifi-cant improvementŽ and is now conscious. The 45-year old is in critical but stable condition.The hospital says in a statement that  while this is welcome news, clearly we are not out of the woods yet. Charlie is still very unwell.ŽRowleys partner, 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess, died after being exposed to Novichok, a military-grade nerve agent produced in the Soviet Union during the Cold War.OKLAHOMA CITYDNA evidence helps free man convicted of rapeAn Oklahoma man who spent more than 30 years in prison for rape in southeast-ern Oklahoma is free after the Innocence Project presented DNA evidence it said excluded him from the crime.Court records show 56-year-old Perry Lott was released Monday.Lott was sentenced in 1988 to more than 200 years for rape, robbery, burglary and making a bomb threat related to the 1987 attack on a woman at her home in Ada, about 65 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. The Associated Press DATELINESPRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICAA charter plane lays in a “ eld after crashing Tuesday in Pretoria, South Africa. The crash killed one person and 20 others suffered injuries ranging from minor to critical, according to Russel Meiring, a spokesman for paramedic company ER24. The crash occurred near an airport in the Wonderboom area. Video of the planes takeoff showed smoke streaming behind it. Authorities were investigating the cause. [PHIL MAGAKOE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]OLBIA, SARDINIAAmbulance personnel tend to a man lying on the ground, later identi“ ed as actor George Clooney, after being involved in a scooter accident Tuesday near Olbia, on the Sardinia island, Italy. Clooney was taken to the hospital and released, hospital of“ cials said. He is recovering at his home and will be “ ne,Ž spokesman Stan Rosen“ eld told The Associated Press in an email. [MARIO CHIRONI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Elliot Spagat and Mike HouseholderThe Associated PressSAN DIEGO „ Lugging little backpacks, smiling immigrant children were scooped up into their parents arms Tuesday as the Trump administration scrambled to meet a courtordered deadline to reunite dozens of youngsters forcibly separated from their families at the border.In Grand Rapids, Mich., two girls and a boy who had been in temporary foster care were reunited with their Honduran fathers at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement center about three months after they were split up.The three fathers were just holding them and hugging them and telling them that everything was fine and that they were never going to be separated again,Ž said immigration lawyer Abril Valdes.One of the fathers, Ever Reyes Mejia, walked out of the ICE center carrying his beam-ing son and the boys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles backpack. The boy was secured in a booster seat, and father and son were driven away. Lawyers said the fathers were too distraught to speak to the news media.The Justice Department said more than 50 children under age 5 could be back in the arms of their parents by the deadline at the end of the day.It was the largest single effort to date to undo the effects of President Donald Trumps zero-tolerance policy of separating fami-lies who try to slip across the Mexican border into the U.S.Authorities gave few details on where the reunions would be held, and many were expected to take place in private.In Grand Rapids, the chil-dren were absolutely thrilled to be with their parents again. Its all confusing to them why theres so many people here and why theres so many strangers here, but they know that theyre safe,Ž Valdes said outside the ICE offices.Government attorneys, meanwhile, told a federal judge in San Diego that the Trump administration would not meet the deadline for 20 other children under 5 because it needed more time to track down parents who have already been deported or released into the U.S.Asked about the missed deadline, the president said: Well, I have a solution. Tell people not to come to our country illegally. Thats the solution.ŽAmerican Civil Liberties Union attorney Lee Gelernt, whose organization filed the lawsuit that forced the administrations hand, said he was both thrilled and disappointedŽ with the governments work on the deadline.Things have taken a real step forward,Ž Gelernt said.The administration faces a second, bigger deadline „ July 26 „ to reunite perhaps 2,000 or so older children who were also separated from their families at the border in the past few months.On Tuesday morning, staff members at a nonprofit organization that has been housing many of the young-est children made sure every backpack was full and every child got a hug and a goodbye,Ž Southwest Key CEO Juan Sanchez said.Authorities said most of the parents would be released into the U.S. from immigra-tion detention centers, and the children would be freed from government-contracted shelters and foster care. The adults may be required to wear ankle mon-itors while their cases wind through immigration court, a process that can take years.Thousands of babies, tod-dlers and older children were separated from their parents at the border this spring before Trump reversed course on June 20 amid an international outcry over the images of youngsters in chain-link cages and audio recordings of children crying.Late last month, U.S. Dis-trict Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego set a 14-day dead-line to reunite children under 5 with their parents and a 30-day deadline for older children.On Tuesday, Sabraw showed little appetite for giving more time to the government unless it could show good reasons in spe-cific cases. These are firm deadlines. Theyre not aspirational goals,Ž the judge said.In trying to meet the first deadline, the government began with a list of 102 chil-dren potentially eligible to be reunited and whittled that to 75 through screening that included DNA testing done by swabbing the inside of the cheek.Of those 75, Justice Depart-ment attorneys told the court the government already reunited four children and would guarantee 34 others would be back with their par-ents by the end of Tuesday. They said an additional 17 could also join their parents if DNA results arrived and a criminal background check on a parent was completed by days end. The government defended its screening, saying it dis-covered parents with serious criminal histories and one case of credible child abuse.Our process may not be as quick as some would like, but there is no question it is protecting children,Ž said Chris Meekins, a Health and Human Services Department official helping to direct the process.Through DNA testing, five adults who claimed to have children were determined not to be their parents, according to the government.If we find out they are not the legal parent, then clearly we are not going to reunite them,Ž Meekins said.In ordering an end to the separation of families, the president said they should instead be detained together. But the government does not have the room: ICE has three family detention centers with space for 3,000 people, and they are already at or near capacity, though the Trump administration is trying to line up space at military bases.Also, on Monday, a federal judge in Los Angeles emphat-ically rejected the Trump administrations efforts to detain immigrant families for an extended period. A long-time court settlement says children who cross the border illegally cannot be detained for more than 20 days. The judge refused to modify that.Immigrant children, parents reunited Ever Reyes Mejia, of Honduras, carries his son to a vehicle after being reunited and released by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday in Grand Rapids, Mich. [PAUL SANCYA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 3 | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS THE VILLAGESArmed robbery suspect caught after standoff, chaseTHE VILLAGES „ Sumter County sheriffs deputies Tuesday nabbed a man they say robbed Belle Glade Country Club, then barricaded himself in a house for 10 hours before taking off on a short car chase.Brian Davis, 33, of Oxford, faces several charges, according to Lt. Robert Siemer.The manager of the country club was leaving with the night bank deposit bag when he was accosted by a masked man with a handgun, Siemer said. There was a fistfight, and at some point the manager took his mask off and recog-nized him.ŽHe recognized him as a former employee of another country club, Siemer said.Davis fled to the 300 block of Alteza Lane in the Village of La Belle near County Road 466A and Morse Boulevard to the home of his girlfriends parents. They were not in the home.That resulted in a 10-hour standoff. SWAT members eventually used a BearCat armored vehi-cle to break out a window.Davis then opened the garage door and sped off in a car parked in the garage. A deputy chased him into Lake County off Micro Race Track Road, where he bumped the back of the getaway car, sending it through a barbed wire fence and a field where he was arrested.Davis was taken to the Villages Regional Hospi-tal, where he was checked out before he was taken to the Sumter County jail.So far, he has been charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, battery and con-victed felon in possession of a firearm.He has been convicted of at least 20 felonies, Siemer said, and he has been to prison.He said, Im not going back to prison. He lied.ŽDeputies fired several shots when Davis made his escape through the garage. One neighbor said her home was struck by a bullet. It is not clear who fired the bullet.DAYTONA BEACHExcessive speed blamed for roller coaster accidentExcessive speed caused the derailment of the Sandblaster roller coaster last month, according to a report released Tuesday afternoon by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.Several people were injured when cars on the Boardwalk ride went off the track on June 14, only a few hours after state inspectors had signed off on allowing the ride to reopen after an extended shutdown.The Department of Agriculture has issued subpoenas requiring the ride operator to provide additional records so the state agency can conclude its investigation.Operator error caused the Sandblaster roller coaster derailment, which injured multiple people,Ž Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam said in a written statement released Tuesday. Weve issued subpoenas to obtain more information from the ride operator, and we will hold fully accountable those responsible.ŽSee BRIEFS, A4By John KennedyGatehouse MediaTALLAHASSEE „ Republican Gov. Rick Scott saidMondaythat he has raised more than $10.7 million over the first three months of his campaign to unseat Demo-cratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.Scotts campaign provided no details on contributors, but did say the multi-millionaire governor has not put any of his own money into the race.Instead, Scott has more than 11,000 donors, who have mostly contributed less than $500, the campaign said.We are sending a message to Washington that the time of career politicians is over „ and our momentum is not slowing down,Ž Scott said.Nelsons fundraising for the past three months has not yet been reported. But from Janu-ary through March, he raised $3.2 million „ the most he collected in a quarter since elected to the Senate in 2000.Scotts first report will triple that earlier Nelson mark.Spending in the Florida Senate race is expected to top $100 million, making it the priciest race in the nation this year. Scott has been col-lecting cash aggressively since jumping into the raceApril 9.And while Scott has been campaigning against Washington, he has crossed the country for fundraisers with influential Republicans, including Washington events featuring House and Senate Majority leaders Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell.Scott has already spent more than $10 million on TV advertising, while Nelson does not plan on airing TV spots until after theAug. 28primary. Scott faces long-shot Republican rival Rocky De La Fuente in the contest for the Republican nomination, while Nelson is unopposed.Scott raises over $10.7MScott See SCOTT, A4By Terry Spencer The Associated PressSUNRISE „ A commission investigating the Florida high school massacre heard Tuesday the suspects late mother allowed him to buy a gun even though his mental health counselors opposed the idea and agreed that a diversion program for students who commit minor on-campus crimes played no part in the shooting.Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, chairman of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, told members that Lynda Cruz was an enablerŽ who interfered with efforts to get her son Nikolas Cruz treatment.If he wants to have a gun, he could have a gun,Ž Gualt-ieri said Lynda Cruz told his counselors. Lynda Cruz died in November of pneumonia, three months before investigators say her 19-year-old son killed 17 at the school on Valentines Day, shoot-ing throughout a three-story classroom building with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. His father died when he was young.Gualtieri told members that school and mental health counselors had at least 140 contacts with Nikolas Cruz over the years trying to get him help, but his mother fre-quently interfered. He did not go into specifics. Similar complaints were made about the mother of Adam Lanza, who killed 26 at a Connecti-cut elementary school in 2012 after killing her. Nancy Lanza bought guns for her 20-year-old son despite his severe emotional issues.The commission is scheduled to discuss his mental health treatment in a closed session Thursday as those records are protected by federal and state law.School and government records obtained by The Associated Press and other media shortly after the shoot-ing show Nikolas Cruz was diagnosed as developmentally delayed at age 3 and had disciplinary issues dating to middle school. In February 2014, while in eighth grade, Nikolas Cruz was transferred to a school for children with emotional and behavioral issues. He stayed until 10th grade, when he was transferred to Marjory Stone-man Douglas High School.About a year before the attack, Nikolas Cruz was kicked out of the school after he harassed other students, had emotional outbursts, Sheri : Parkland shooters mom an enablerLynda Cruz allowed him to buy guns over counselors objectionsSee ENABLER, A4 By Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ The Florida Board of Educa-tion next week is expected to approve a rule outlin-ing how a new scholarship program for bullied stu-dents will work.But while the Hope Scholarship program, approved by the Legisla-ture and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott earlier this year, begins with the new school year, there will not be any funds for the pro-gram until sometime after Oct. 1. The delayed funding for the scholarships may lead to an uneven start for the program, which will allow students who are victims of bullying or other types of harassment to use the scholarships to attend pri-vate schools or to transfer to another public school.A preliminary estimate by state analysts projects 7,302 Hope scholarships will be awarded in the 2018-19 school year, with some $27 million in fund-ing. As dictated by the new law, the scholarships will be handed out on a first-come, first-servedŽ basis.But the first key question is how much scholarship money will be available.The program will be funded by voluntary contributions made by Floridians when they buy new or used vehicles. Beginning Oct. 1, motorists will be able shift up to $105 from the sales tax they would normally pay on the vehicle transactions to the Hope scholarship program.Funding delay to kick o Hope program See FUNDING, A4By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comThree of the things that meant the world to Aurelia Cole were her faith, her family and her role as a long-timeeducator in Lake County.Danielle Green, Coles daughter, said what she admires most about her mother is the amount of people she touched in each one of those areas.All my life, Ive seen how much of an impact my mother had on so many people in so many different ways. Things always seemed like they were small to her, but to other people, the things she did and what she inspired in them were huge,Ž Green said. I think if we all could take just a little bit of what she left with us and do some-thing good with it, we could make a big difference in our community.ŽAurelia Cole, the daughter of educators who attended segregated schools locally, was born and raised in Cler-mont. On July 5, after battling lung cancer, Cole, 69, died at the Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont.Green said Cole would make sure the entire family got together as much as possible.We always traveled in a pack of 10. She would sit up and plan the vacation and tell us where we were going and wed go. She was also the worlds best grandma and the matriarch of our whole family,Ž Green said. People saw her as their principal or as the chief of administra-tion for the district, but what they didnt see is her at home frying chicken, making collard greens and all that kind of stuff for us on Sundays, her at all of her grandboys sports games and her looking forward to our next celebra-tion or triptogether.ŽColes second family, however, were her students, Green said.In fact, her son Devon M. Cole said those students were why she remained in educa-tion for 46 years.She loved kids and even more than that, she loved seeing students succeed,Ž he said.Aurelia attended college in Tuskeegee, Alabama, and starting in 1969, taught school for 18 years.Aurelia became the dean of students at Clermont High School for six years, then the assistant principal at Mount Dora High School, Gray Middle School in Grove-land and at Clermont Middle School. At East Ridge High School in 2004, she made history as the first African-American high school principal in Lake County after integration.In 2014, Cole was appointed assistant superintendent of administration and safety and remained in that role until her retirement in 2014.LASTING LEGACYAurelia Cole was a pioneer in educationAurelia Cole made history at East Ridge High School in 2004 when she became the “ rst African-American high school principal in Lake County after integration. [SUBMITTED PHOTOS] Aurelia Cole would make sure the entire family got together as much as possible. We always t raveled in a pack of 10. She would sit up and plan the vacation and tell us where we were going and wed go. She was also the worlds best grandma and the matriarch of our whole family,Ž said her daughter, Danielle Green. See COLE, A4


A4 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Funeral Services Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Yokel passed July 4, 2018 in his home at Osprey Lodge, in Tavares Florida, at the age of 88. He passed peacefully, surrounded by loved ones. Bernie is preceded in death by his wife, Fran and daughter, Susan Yokel Deliduka. Bernie is survived by his brother Richard Yokel, son Ben (Judy) Yokel, daughter Nancy(Michael) Locey, son David (Joan) Yokel, 7 wonderful grandchildren and his beloved dog, Andre. Bernie graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He and wife Fran, spent 6 years teaching in the south Paci“c, on the islands of Guam and Saipan It was there he discovered his love of the ocean and returned to college to become a marine biologist. In 1960 Bernie began his new career at the University of Miami. In 1970, he moved to Naples, Florida and began working for the Collier County Conservancy, to help preserve the fragile wetlands from destructive land development. In 1984, Bernie became President of the Florida Audubon, and he and Fran relocated to Mt. Dora, Florida. Bernie retired from Audubon in 2004. From 2005 to 2009, Bernie worked as President of the Trout Lake Nature Center. Bernie was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. His inspiration, optimism and sense of humor touched many lives. He will be deeply missed. A celebration of his life will be held at the Trout Lake Nature Center, in Tavares, FL at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, 226 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL 32778, (352)343-4444. Online condolences may be left at www. steversonhamlinhilbish. comDr. Bernard Yokel Christine Woods, 87, of Weirsdale, FL passed away July 7, 2018. Mrs. Woods was born December 10, 1930 in Hazard, KY to Pad and Peggy Campbell. She was a homemaker and her greatest love and joy was found in her grandbabies and great grandbabiesŽ. Additionally, she loved to “sh and bowl and she especially loved to play golf and was a faithful member of Grace Bible Baptist Church in Leesburg. Survivors include: 2 sons Gerald Woods of Weirsdale and Casey (Jane) Woods of North Carolina; daughter in law Betty Woods of Lady Lake; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 68 years, Vogal and her son Tony, both in 2016. A visitation will be held in the Chapel of Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg on Thursday July 12, 2018 from 10:30-11 AM with a Funeral Service to follow at 11 AM with Pastor George Mulford presiding. Interment will follow the funeral at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. The family request in lieu of ”owers and as a testament to Mrs. Woods love of children, memorial donations be made to: St. Judes Hospital for Children, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be left at www. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL. Christine Woods Dee Lita SolbertDee Lita Solbert, 85, of Leesburg, died Sunday July 8, 2018. Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL TodaysServices Born September 20,1948, Mrs. Aurelia McKinney Cole of Clermont, Florida, departed this life on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Mike Conley Hospice House, Clermont, Florida. She leaves to cherish her memory, a loving and devoted husband of 49 years, Devon PeteŽ Cole; Son, Devon (Erica), Clermont, Florida; Daughter, Danielle Green (Willie) Clermont, Florida; Brother, Sherman Wilder (Celestine), Miramar, Florida; 6 Sisters-inlaw, Teretha, Gloria, Doreathe, Celestine, Mattie and Cornelia; 1 Brother In law, Lester Cole; Grandchildren, Devon, Jr., Ethon, Willie, III and Wesley. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends. A wake is planned for Friday, July 13th from 6:00 … 8:00 p.m. at New Jacobs Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 410 West Hwy 50, Clermont, Florida„Darryl Church, pastor. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Family Christian Center, 2500 South Hwy 27, Clermont, Florida„Rick VanWagner, pastor. Services have been entrusted to Michael A. Floyds Funeral Home of Clermont, Florida. Aurelia M. Cole Funeral Services LAKE WORTH1 killed, 1 injured by apparent lightning strikeOfficials say one man has died and another was criti-cally injured in an apparent lighting strike in Florida.The Palm Beach Post reports that paramedics responded Tuesday afternoon to a Lake Worth neighborhood for a possible electrocution. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue says the men were taken to a nearby hospital, where one was pronounced dead.A neighbor who was sit-ting outside said he heard several loud booms as lightning lit up his backyard. He said the men, who worked for a pest control service, had been in a wooded area behind the homes. BRIEFSFrom Page A3 Polls show that despite Scotts early TV spending, the race remains a toss-up.Scotts steady stream of TV ads have labeled Nelson a career politician „ in Washington a half-century, although the Democrats total there is actually 30 years. One spot likened him to a Ford Pinto, a throwback from an earlier era. SCOTTFrom Page A3 fought and had numer-ous other issues. He was sent to an alternative school.On Sept. 28, 2016, an investigator from the Florida Department of Children and Fami-lies visited Nikolas Cruz and his mother after he posted video on Snapchat showing him cutting himself. The report showed he had written a racial epithet against African-Americans and a Nazi symbol on his book bag, which his mother had forced him to erase. The investigator said Nikolas Cruz was suffering from depression and on medication and had told Lynda Cruz he planned to buy a gun, but she couldnt determine why.Also, the commission agreed Tuesday that Cruzs participation in the Broward County school districts Promise Program in 2013 played no part in the shooting. ENABLERFrom Page A3However, state analysts and officials with Step Up For Students, the nonprofit organization that will handle the scholarship program, said the initial sales tax money may not be available until Nov. 20. That's because car dealers, like other businesses that collect the state sales tax, have 20 days to submit their prior month tax collections.We really have no idea,Ž said Ron Matus, a spokesman for Step Up For Students, referring to the number of Hope scholarships that could be awarded this school year. This is a brand-new program. I dont think anybody really knows what the demand is going to be.ŽMatus said a variety of factors will have an impact on the start of the new scholarship program, including the amount of the voluntary tax donations as well as the number of students and their par-ents who want to use the scholarships.The law identifies more than a dozen inci-dents, including bullying, harassment, fighting, assault, robbery and intimidation, which would make students eligible for the Hope scholarships. FUNDINGFrom Page A3She was one of the founders of the South Lake Historical Society, the director of Christian education and an active member at New Jacobs Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the McKinney Gospel Choir that her father, the Rev. W. N. McKinney, started. The choir still travels the country to various churches and competitions.Perhaps the thing she is most known for professionally is her motivational words and speeches, especially the One KnightŽ mantra that those who attended East Ridge under her reign say they will never forget.In a Facebook post fol-lowing her death, former student John Morrow wrote, I dont know anyone who went to East Ridge, who doesnt still know the One Knight speech by heart. I hope she knew what a difference she made. #thankyouMrsCole.ŽDevonPeteŽ Cole, Aurelias husband of 49 years, said everywhere they went, former students, especially Knights,Ž would greet her.She loved talking to them and some way or another, she always found a way to motivate them,Ž he said.Green said sometimes they wouldnt even say a word, only raise their index finger to signify One Knight.ŽProbably the most impactful thing about that is that even though she couldnt possibly know all 3,000 of them personally or remember them individually, everybody felt like she did,Ž Green said. She had told them when she left that if they saw her out somewhere, to raise one finger so shed know they were one of her Knights.ŽEverywhere wed go, you would see that and I would tell her, I feel like Im with Oprah; the Oprah Winfrey of Clermont.ŽHer son Devon, an assistant principal at Lake Minneola High School, said his mom inspired both him and his sister, an intensive reading teacher at Lake Minneola, to go into education.Throughout his career, Devon said he would always call his mother for advice.Green said she models her classroom and her teaching style after her mothers „ nice, but firm „ and even reads to students from the copy of The TwitsŽ by Roald Dahl that her mom used to read to students.Devon said he will always remember Cole simply.If I had to think of one word to describe her as a mom, I would say, love. As far as an educator, Id say she was good at motivating people toward succeeding,Žhe said.Aurelia is survived by her husband, son, daughter, a brother, six sisters-in-law, four grandsons and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A wake is planned from 6-8 p.m. Friday at New Jacobs Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and acelebration of life will take place at 10 a.m. Sat-urday at Family Christian Center, 2500 S. Hwy. 27, both in Clermont. COLEFrom Page A3

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A6 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comHe also argued that the president chose the man he thought would best protect him from the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interfer-ence in the 2016 election. Kavanaugh has written about a need to free the executive branch from intrusive criminal investigations.Not only did Mr. Kavanaugh say that a president should not be subpoenaed, he said a president shouldnt be investigated,Ž Schumer said.The confirmation mar-athon is expected to drag on for months, and no date has yet been set for hearings. GOP leaders, with a slim majority in the Senate, are anxious to have Kavanaugh in place for the start of the courts session in October „ and before the November congressional elections.But that may be a tall order. His confirma-tion is complicated by an unusually long record as an appellate judge and as a George W. Bush adminis-tration official „ and also his role as part of the Ken-neth Starr investigation of President Bill Clinton.Kavanaugh, just 53, could serve on the high court for decades.As he arrived on Capitol Hill Tuesday, he huddled with McConnell, Vice President Mike Pence and former Sen. Jon Kyl. He also met with Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, which will determine whether to recommend him to the full Senate.McConnell, who has been influential in shap-ing Trumps remaking of the judiciary, said, What wed like to see is a few open minds about this extraordinary talent.ŽGrassley said a speedy confirmation wasnt necessarily the goal. The vetting process, he said, is going to be thorough and going to be done right.Ž Pence told reporters that Kavanaugh was a good man.ŽRepublicans have little margin of error for the final vote unless a few Democrats can be brought onboard. McConnell has a 51-49 Senate majority, narrowed further by the absence of ailing Sen. John McCain of Arizona. But they hope to gain support from a handful of Democrats who are up for re-election in states where Trump is popular.So far, Democrats are uniting behind a strategy to turn the confirmation fight into a referendum on conservatives efforts to undo abortion access, chip away at health care protections under the Affordable Care Act and protect Trump from Mueller.Cheers erupted from the dozens of volunteers and journalists awaiting news of whether the intricate and high-risk rescue mission had succeeded. Helicopters transporting the boys roared overhead. People on the street cheered and clapped when ambulances ferrying them on the last leg of their journey from the cave arrived at a hospital in Chiang Rai city. Their joy and relief was echoed around the globe by the multitude of people who had watched the long ordeal in widely broadcast newscasts.Payap Maiming, who helped provide food and necessities to rescue workers and journalists, noted that fact. Im happy for Thais all over the country,Ž he said. And actually just every-one in the world because every news channel has presented this story and this is what we have been waiting for.ŽIts really a miracle,Ž Payap said. Its hope and faith that has brought us this success.ŽAmporn Sriwichai, an aunt of rescued coach Ekkapol Chantawong, was ecstatic. If I see him, I just want to hug him and tell him that I missed him very much,Ž she said.The plight of the boys and their coach captivated much of the world „ from the heart-sinking news that they were missing, to the first flickering video of the huddle of anxious yet smiling boys when they were found by a pair of British divers 10 days later. They were trapped in the sprawling Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand on June 23, when it became flooded by monsoon rains as they were exploring it after soccer practice.Each of the boys, ages 11 to 16 and with no diving experience, was guided out by a pair of divers in the three-day high-stakes operation. The route, in some places just a crawl space, had oxygen canis-ters positioned at regular intervals to refresh each teams air supply.Highlighting the dangers, a former Thai Navy SEAL died Friday while replenishing the canisters.Cave-diving experts had warned it was poten-tially too risky to dive the youngsters out.But Thai officials, acutely aware t hat the boys could be trapped for months by monsoon rains that would swell waters in the cave system, seized a window of opportunity provided by relatively mild weather. A massive water pumping effort also made the winding cave more navigable. The con-fidence of the diving team, and expertise specific to the cave, grew after its first successful mission Sunday.We did something nobody thought possible,Ž Chiang Rai province acting Gov. Narongsak Osatana-korn, leader of the rescue effort, said at a celebratory news con ference.Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, speaking Tuesday before the final rescue was com-pleted, said the boys were given an anti-anxiety medication to help with their perilous removal from the cave.Asked at a news conference in Bangkok if the boys had been sedated, Prayuth said: Who would chloroform them? If theyre chloroformed, how could they come out? Its called anxiolytic, something to make them not excited, not stressed.ŽPrayuth said the Tham Luang cave would be closed for some time to make it safe for visitors.The eight boys brought out by divers on Sunday and Monday were doing well and were in good spirits, a senior health offi-cial said. They were given a treat on Tuesday: bread with chocolate spread that they had requested.Jedsada Chokdumrong-suk, permanent secretary at the Public Health Minis-try, said the first four boys rescued were now able to eat normal food, though they couldnt yet take the spicy dishes favored by many Thais.Two of the boys possi-bly have a lung infection but all eight are generally healthy and smiling,Ž he said.The kids are footballers, so they have high immune systems,Ž Jedsada told a news con-ference. Everyone is in high spirits and is happy to get out. But we will have a psychiatrist evalu-ate them.ŽIt could be at least a week before they can be released from the hospi-tal, he said.For now the boys were being kept in isolation to try to keep them safe from infections by outsiders. But family members have seen at least some of the boys from behind a glass barrier. RESCUEFrom Page A1 BATTLEFrom Page A1This is right out of the window of City Hall,Ž Commissioner Jay Hurley said to Van Beck during the June 11 meet-ing. We pay respects, (but) for me personally, to turn that into a museum with worn-out artifacts from the war ... to put a Humvee and a tank out there for some kid to climb on and fall off of, those items wont get my support.ŽVan Beck conceded that the idea of getting a tank and an A-10 Wart Hog seem to be off the table because the military is still using them.Upkeep was another concern, and it is one reason commissioners decided to consult with the advisory board.The maintenance issue was brought up Tuesday by advisory board member Ashley Hunt.AMVETS Post 2006 has been given funds to make sure the equipment stays in good shape, Van Beck assured him.If its not the citys baby, how does that work 10 years from now?Ž Hunt asked. Some charitable organizations, includ-ing veterans groups, are suffering from declining membership, he said.It is not a problem for AMVETS, Van Beck said.The boards recommendation goes back to commissioners for final approval.City Recreation Direc-tor Travis Rima gave Van Beck the contact informa-tion for Friendship Force of Greater Orlando, who donated the tree. That organization could not be reached for comment Tuesday.Commissioners have asked me, Whats your hurry?Ž Van Beck said.Id like to get going with it. I have a limited amount of time,Ž the 90-year-old World War II vet said. JEEPFrom Page A1People gather around the Huey helicopter memorial, which was dedicated in 2017 at Veterans Memorial Park in Leesburg. The project was led by Korean War veteran Don Van Beck. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] tensions generated by Trumps view that the Europeans are slackers leaning unfairly on the U.S. military.At the risk of deepening the rift with traditional allies, Trump will then hold a summit in Finland with Putin. On his depar-ture from Washington on Tuesday, the president remarked that he cant say right nowŽ if Putin is a friend or foe, but he predicted that his first summit with the Russian leader may be the easi-estŽ of all his meetings in Europe.Such comments have stirred unease not just in Europe, but in Wash-ington. A bipartisan resolution, set to be endorsed by the Senate Foreign Relations Com-mittee on Tuesday, pointedly voices support for NATO as strategically important for the collective security of the trans-Atlantic region.Although the Atlantic alliance has weathered many crises over its lifetime, I now am concerned that the alliance will not survive Donald Trump,Ž said Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, who served as senior director for European affairs on the National Security Council during President Barack Obamas first term.Because he isnt arguing with allies about policy. Hes questioning the fundamental value of NATO to the United States. This antagonistic approach is generating an unprecedented debate in Europe and in Canada about whether the United States should be treated as friend or foe,Ž she said.The demise of the Soviet Union in 1991 prompted a partial drawdown of U.S. forces from Europe, but every administration since then has concluded that keeping a U.S. military presence there was important for wider U.S. security, political and economic interests, and as a sign of solidarity with Europe. NATO has been a key part of the long U.S. military involvement in Afghani-stan, for example, and it is expected to agree this week to take a bigger training role in Iraq.Trump, who has also questioned the U.S. mil-itary presence in Asia, is challenging those assumptions. NATOFrom Page A1

PAGE 7 | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 A7 Florida provides several methods for placing constitutional amendment proposals on the ballot. One involves citizen initiatives. Another involves the Constitution Revision Commission, which meets every 20 years. Two previous commissions had mixed success. In 1978 voters rejected all eight ballot proposals of the commission. In 1998 voters approved eight of nine proposals. But this third commission proved to be just as dysfunctional as the Legislature. It has eight proposals for the voters; six of the eight involve multiple issues. Thats right, voters in November will see several examples in which two to four proposals are lumped together in one vote. This ought to be unconstitutional. Sadly, we may need an amendment to force future commissions to limit proposals to one issue at a time. And its an outrage that some of the ballot language is misleading and vague. Lets take proposal 6003: Voters will see this title: Amendment 8: School board term limits and duties; public schools.Ž That sounds innocent enough „ as innocent as a wolf in sheeps clothing. € The first issue would create eight-year term limits for school boards. This ought to be a home rule issue for individual counties. € The second issue involves misleading ballot language that allows the state to operate and control charter schools, not the local school board. But its not stated that way. € The third issue would require promotion of civic literacy. This is not even needed. The Legislature already has a requirement for civic literacy education. But this appears to be a device to sneak through the charter school amendment. Some have called for voting down all of the multiple-issue amendments. That certainly would be better than voting for all of them. However, there is one group of amendments that is not controversial and deserves passage. It would remove an outdated alien land law provision from the constitution, remove high-speed rail language from the constitution and clarify applicability of a repealed criminal statute. Voters wont be taking up the amendments till the November general election. But along with the eight proposals (20 issues in all), there are five other constitutional matters on the ballot for a total of 13. That means lines on Election Day will be long as voters try to sort out this mess. We recommend voters consider early voting or requesting write-in ballots so they can take their time. One matter that deserved to be on the ballot involved a Constitutional Amendment that passed in 1998 with 64 percent of the vote. If the winner of a primary has no opposition in the general election, then all qualified voters, regardless of party, can vote in the primary. The primary in effect is the general election. But Republicans and Democrats gamed the system by encouraging write-in candidates to file, which the Florida Supreme Court decided meant that the primary was closed, leaving the general election to a race between a strong candidate and a token write-in. Never mind no write-in candidate has ever won an election in Florida, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Democrats in South Florida and Republicans in North Florida like having elections all to themselves. Yet the numbers of NPA voters (No Party Affiliation) are growing. This proposal was shockingly voted down by the Constitution Revision Commission. This means that there should be a citizens initiative to close the write-in loophole.OUR OPINIONThe confusing amendments ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comEverybody knows how President Donald Trump asked for a Muslim ban in his campaign and at least some of us know his travel ban was no such thing. This country did, however, once have a Chinese ban „ people didnt want them around for mostly bigoted reasons. Thank heavens the population of Asian-Americans from some 20 countries is now booming despite some lingering inhospitality. We have to watch the generalities „ AsianAmericans are a diverse group and what counts ultimately is individuals „ but here is a gift that keeps on giving. As the Pew Research Center reports, no racial group in America can match them in income or education, and they embrace hard work, are big on marriage and family and really, really like it here. Their overall median income is $73,000, something like $20,000 above the national median income although one Asian segment, Indians, makes that seem picayunish. Their median is $100,000. But why dwell on money? One reason is that minority immigrants seldom have ease of passage, as is illustrated by the 19th century Chinese ban that lasted until the 1940s. The fastest growing racial group in America, now about 5.6 percent of the population, Asian-Americans are largely blessed with a culture and values helping to overcome difficulties, yanking the most out of tough circumstances. And besides income, consider how they also excel in school to the extent that half have college educations while less than a third of all Americans do. At Harvard, widely considered the top of the top universities, Asian-Americans knock on the door with academic achievements higher than any other racial or ethnic competitors. Text scores? No. 1. High school grades? No. 1. Extracurricular activities? No. 1. The New York Times, which tells us all of this, also tells us that if admissions were based on such matters alone, these exemplars of matters of the mind would constitute 43 percent of the student body. Instead, they are somewhere around 19 or 20 percent and have been for a long time. How come? The answer is discrimination, Students for Fair Admissions says in a lawsuit that contends that the university balances out racial groups in prearranged percentages that negate actual qualifications. Stereotypes are at work here, much as in the quota system limiting the number of Jewish students in the 1930s, the plaintiff alleges. The Harvard position is that there are other criteria of character and the like and that the selection system is fair and commendable. I would agree that it can be worthy to examine nonacademic aspects of who a student is, but then you have the interesting fact that the university itself once explored whether there was a bias toward AsianAmericans and concluded there was. That was about all we know „ no reforms or apologies emerged „ and meanwhile we are also aware the university is particularly tough on Asian-Americans in assessing what they are like personally. Not so hot, would be one way of summing it up. My limited contact with Asian-Americans has been with a few acute professionals and entrepreneurial souls who have started businesses and are conscientious and honest while doing a good job. Such anecdotal evidence, even with statistical backing, hardly frees any broad statement of annoying exceptions. But with no intended disparagement of any other of our amazing groups, I will nevertheless argue there is a reinvigorating quality about many Asian-Americans portending large benefits for our American future. Of course there is this about some of our ideologically instructed academic and other leaders: They betray principles fallaciously supposing they thus serve a higher good. Are you aware that the Supreme Court, in affirming affirmative action, did so with reference to a law forbidding racial preferences? Someday, however, I am guessing there will be an Asian-American president of Harvard whose talent, grit and character carried the day. Jay Ambrose is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service. Readers may email him at OPINIONAsian-Americans, Harvard and the future Jay Ambrose Weve heard the saberrattling from big tech critics who want to break up Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google. The critics claim they are helping the little guy and that they want more competition. But, new weapons they critics seek would give federal regulators unprecedented power and undermine our democracy. A core tenet of antitrust law and enforcement is to protect consumer welfare.Ž This more-than-capable standard enabled the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice to take actions against Bayer-Monsanto and Staples-Office Depot for merger concerns, American Airlines for predatory pricing, and Oklahoma Chiropractors for price fixing. But those with an anti-tech ax to grind want to create a wholly new standard of antitrust enforcement: dangers to liberty.Ž This standard might be emotionally appealing, since we all want to protect liberty.Ž And we can imagine that the FTC and the DOJ, armed with this standard, could act aggressively against any big business. Because the dangers to libertyŽ standard is so amorphous, government regulators and prosecutors would be unencumbered by fact-finding and detailed economic analysis. But we want fair and honest antitrust enforcement. The dangers to libertyŽ standard would sail us into uncharted waters and be vulnerable to politics and populism. Suppose now we had a politically-motivated FTC and DOJ no longer restrained by the consumer welfareŽ standard. Corporate political speech, protected by the First Amendment and permitted by the consumer welfareŽ standard, could be attacked if the FTC regarded it against the administrations current concept of liberty. Likewise, many Democrats see most actions by Republicans as dangers to liberty,Ž and vice-versa. How would a politically motivated DOJ or FTC deal with threats to libertyŽ based on political actions or speech? Ironically, the Open Markets Institute, a leading advocate for the dangers to liberty,Ž worried about this injection of politics into antitrust enforcement. In the institutes blog, the Koch brothers were the ones doing the injecting, but any partisan group could wield the same weapon. The nations top antitrust enforcer, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, also warned of this political dangers to libertyŽ standard: The message for enforcers is that in the zealous pursuit of justice through prosecution, we risk prosecuting unjustly.Ž Advocates of abandoning the consumer harmŽ standard complain that proving consumer harm is impossible when the product or service is free, such as social media platforms. But these same advocates argue that big techs use of data can and does harm consumers a problem that could be addressed by the consumer welfareŽ standard. Moreover, Delrahim explained how the consumer welfareŽ standard applies to and is actionable against nocost businesses. Regardless of the mechanism used against big businesses, we must also recognize the harm to small businesses from antitrust actions against large online platforms. Anti-tech advocates claim that big is bad,Ž but for Americas small and midsize businesses, the bigger the platform the better for small businesses trying to reach a big audience. Consider the local greetingcard and stationery store. A decade ago this business could barely afford to place an ad in a local newspaper, let alone on TV or radio. But for less than $10 spent with online platforms, this small business can reach thousands of potential customers, and target them more accurately than ever too. Risking small businesses and giving government agencies new political powers are risks not justified by benefits promised by critics who want to break up big tech. Lets retain our consumer welfare standard until anti-tech advocates can show the genuine benefits in their approach. Critics of big tech should put down their pitchforks before all of us get hurt. Carl Szabo is vice president and general counsel at NetChoice, an association of e-commerce businesses and online consumers.ANOTHER OPINIONDont damage our democracy by breaking up big tech


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HEALTHY EATINGDIET FADS TO AVOIDHere are a few health fads that arent as nutritious as you may have heard: Cooking with coconut oil: A recent study by MB Clinical Research found that coconut oil increases cholesterol. Juice diets and cleanses: A diet limited to coldpressed juices wont provide enough essential vitamins and minerals for a healthy diet. Granola bars: They are packed with whole grains, but many contain an unhealthy amount of sugar. | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 B1 DINETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 EASY RECIPEGRILLED CORN ON THE COB€ 4 ears of corn € 1/4 cup hot wing sauce € 1/2 cup crumbled Salemville Blue Cheese Heat grill over low heat. Peel and clean corn. Brush each ear with hot wing sauce and wrap in aluminum foil, being careful to fully seal corn in foil. Place on the top rack of the grill and close the lid, cooking until fork tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the grill, carefully open the aluminum foil and brush with additional hot wing sauce. Place on plates and sprinkle each ear with blue cheese. SURVEYMOMS QUIET KIDS WITH PIZZAAccording to a survey of 1,000 U.S. moms of children ages 3-17 by Wake eld Research, 80 percent of mothers believe pizza would quiet their kids quicker than an air horn. A full 65 percent agree that having pizza to give their kids at the end of the day is just as relaxing to moms as wine. Brandpoint By Ari LeVauxMore Content NowThe summer solstice has snuck by, again. Depressing, I know, but as our hemisphere prepares for its date with winter, there is no need to overthink the situation. The roses are still fragrant, and the tomatoes are still ripening, because the heat has only just begun, and we cant lose sight of the big picture: This is a very good time to drink sangria. By sangria, I mean a spectrum of wine-and-fruit-based cold drinks, some of which have more merit than others. At one end is sangria itself, the famous Spanish punch made of wine, fruit, juice and liquor thats adored by sun worshippers, tourists and underage drinkers. This end of the spectrum is one of incomprehensible complexity, as there are too many permutations of all of these ingredients, plus shots of simple syrup, 7 Up and the like to keep track of. One popular variation, for example, is the Italian-American version of the Eastern Seaboard, which contains brandy, triple sec and peach schnapps, along with the fruit. You will find these ingredients in the award-winning sangria pitchers of Spain Restaurant in Cranston, Rhode Island, and in the shared kitchen of a certain Cape Cod vacation spot, where a certain clan of Italian families shows up every solstice like clockwork to share a kitchen with my family (long story). One of the clan matriarchs, Diane, told me her recipe and shared this nugget: While most recipes call for merlot or cabernet, she advises a red burgundy. Its drier, she says, and has that woody taste.Ž I enjoyed the fact that a celebrated French wine is the secret ingredient in the Italian-American version of a Spanish drink, and filed it away just in case. But to be honest, I was having trouble getting excited about her sangria. It was both too delicious and too alcoholic. This may sound like a win-win, but I find it counterproductive to add extra sugar so you can add extra booze. Summer may be gone in the blink of an eye, but its also a grind, and I want to keep cool, keep hydrated and keep going. I prefer the other end of the sangria spectrum. The side thats bitter, simple and bubbly. Its called tinto de verano, which translates to red wine of summer.Ž In Spain, its what the locals have settled on as the ideal antidote for the Iberian heat. Credit for its creation is given to Andalusian restaurateur and bullfight promoter Federico Vargas, but credit is hardly due. Its such a simple recipe that its creation was inevitable. Tinto de Verano€ Red wine € Sprite (or the Spanish equivalent) Open both items, mix and serve chilled. The lemon and lime fine-tune the flavor, as the cold and bubbles do their things. Its numbing and stimulating. Pleasantly exhilarating. This simple drink can be doctored in many ways. Ice, for example, is a great way to chill it if your glass and ingredients were not already frigid. Squeezed slices of lemon and lime, meanwhile, will significantly enhance the citrus pizzazz. A shot of lemonade here, a dash of vermouth there „ to the point that you have basically made sangria. And as the Italians and others have shown, there is plenty of room for exploration on the busy, fruity side of this continuum. Drying out Here is my recipe for extra-dry tinto de verano. It is optimized for maximum hydration, minimal added sugars and just the right level of buzz to keep you going. I call it Verano Seca, which means dry summer.Ž If you have access to unsprayed roses, wild or domestic, I recommend harvesting some petals and using them in this drink. Verano Seca€ Burgundy € Bubbly water (unsweetened) € Lemon and lime slices € Ice € Rose petals (optional but highly recommended) Add ice “ rst, then bubbles, followed by the squeezed citrus slices. Finally, add the wine. When added in this order, the wine stays atop the bubbly. FLASH IN THE PANSangriasummerVerano Seca is optimized for maximum hydration and minimal added sugars. [ARI LEVAUX] Experimenting with the spectrum of sweet, dry, bubbly and bitter Agood friend of mine has boutique hens. I call them boutique because they are not your average laying hens. One of the breeds she has is a Silkie, named after the fluffy and silk-like feel of its plumage. The eggshells are not typical brown or white but rather green to bluish. Some of the eggs are speckled, as well. Every time I open a dozen of her hens eggs, I feel like I am opening my Easter basket. When I reach for her chickens eggs, I know I am going to do a little more work with them before I crack open these beauties, which are slightly larger than quail eggs. I need to wash the eggs that I intend to use. I had the pleasure of eating farm-fresh eggs as a child. I remember my great grandmother leaving the eggs out on the counter and washing them right before she was ready to use them. Washing conventional eggs is not necessary, and leaving them out on the counter is definitely not recommended. There are several reasons why we dont leave these eggs out at room temperature for no longer than two hours. Conventi onal eggs are treated to help protect us from salmonella, which is frequently present when there is contact with or an abundance of feces. Chicken eggs avoid exposure to the bacteria if the eggs are laid in clean and properly maintained beds. These treated eggs, though pasteurized to combat bacteria, actually dont have the special protective layer that unpasteurized eggs have. The pasteurized eggs have this layer washed off in order to treat them. Although eggshells seem solid, they are actually composed of calcium and have thousands of microscopic pores. However, nature has a backup plan to help protect the egg. Just before the egg is laid, chickens produce a mucous-like coating called a bloom that seals the pores and protects the inside of the egg from harmful bacteria. As long as the egg is not washed, the protective bloom remains intact.ROAMING GOURMETAdvice on washing farm-fresh eggsA few farm-fresh eggs sit in a basket prior to being washed. [KATHY BORCHERS/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Ze CarterSee ZE CARTER, B2


B2 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Noelle CarterTribune News ServiceTo any real fan, a hamburger is never just a burger. Rather, its a work of art, passionately thought out and painstakingly exe-cuted. A great burger is the very extension of the grill masters identity, the per-fect blend of meat for flavor and just enough fat to keep it juicy and rich, flavored with the right mix of spices. Top that beauty with colorful veggies, a slathering of homemade sauce and maybe „ just maybe „ your own homemade pickles, and most of us would call it a masterpiece. But what about the bun?All too sadly, most of us shop for the first buns we see in the market. We test for fluffiness (just like those old Charmin commercials), check for a bedazzling of sesame seeds and call it a day. But consider hamburger buns in the same way you would pizza crust „ you dont want them stealing the show, but they should be able to hold their own with the rest of the parade. If youre going to all that trouble with the fill-ings, why not care about the bookends?Here are classic burger bun recipes for when you plan your cookouts this summer. Theyre surpris-ingly easy to make „ most of the time is spent waiting for the dough to rise „ and you cant beat the flavor:BRIOCHE BUNSAbout 1 hour, plus rising time. Makes 6 buns Ingredients: cup milk, divided 1 package (2 teaspoons) active dry yeast cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided 3 eggs, divided 10 tablespoons (1 stick plus 2 tablespoons) butter, at room temperature 3 cups bread ” our, plus more for dusting teaspoon salt Directions: In a small pan, heat one-half cup plus 2 tablespoons of milk over medium heat, just until warmed. Remove from heat, and pour the milk into a small bowl or measuring cup. Stir in the yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar, then set aside until the milk is foamy and the yeast is activated, about 10 minutes. Whisk 2 eggs in the bowl of a stand mixer using the whisk attachment (or in a large bowl with a hand mixer) until light and ” uffy, about 1 minute. Stir in the yeast mixture and remaining cup of sugar until fully incorporated. If using a stand mixer, switch to the paddle attachment. With the mixer running, add the butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until incorporated. In a medium bowl, whisk together the ” our and salt. With the mixer running, add the ” our mixture, one spoonful at a time, until fully incorporated. Remove the dough to a lightly ” oured surface and knead until it is soft and somewhat silky (its a rich dough and wont be entirely smooth), 5 to 7 minutes. Place the dough in a large, oiled bowl and lightly cover with plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm place until doubled in size, 1 to 1 hours. (Alternatively, you can refrigerate the dough overnight, then take it out the next day and wait for it to come to room temperature.) Meanwhile, make an egg wash: Beat together the remaining egg with the remaining 2 tablespoons of milk. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly grease the parchment. When the dough is doubled (it will be very smooth and elastic), punch it down and divide it into 6 pieces, each weighing about 5 ounces. Form each piece into a ball, pinching the seams together at the base of each one. Flatten the ball so its about 1 inch thick and place on the prepared baking sheet; continue until you have six rounds evenly spaced on the sheet. Lightly brush each round with the prepared wash (for deeper coloring, brush the rounds a second time after the “ rst wash has dried), and set aside until the rounds are puffed and almost doubled in size, about 15 minutes. Bake the rounds until they are puffed and a rich golden color, about 20 minutes, rotating halfway for even coloring. Cool completely on a rack before slicing and serving.HONEY WHOLE WHEAT BURGER BUNSAbout 2 hour, plus rising time. Makes 6 buns Ingredients: 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk, divided 1 package (2 teaspoons) active dry yeast cup plus 2 tablespoons honey, divided 1 egg cup ( stick) butter, softened 2 cups bread ” our, plus more for dusting 1 cups whole wheat ” our teaspoon salt Old-fashioned oats, sun” ower or other seeds, for garnish, if desired Directions: In a small pan, heat 1 cup milk over medium heat just until warmed. Remove from heat and pour the milk into a small bowl or measuring cup. Stir in the yeast and 1 teaspoon of honey, then set aside until the milk is foamy and the yeast is activated, about 10 minutes. Whisk the egg in the bowl of a stand mixer using the whisk attachment (or in a large bowl with a hand mixer) until light and ” uffy, about 1 minute. Stir in the yeast mixture and cup honey until fully incorporated. If using a stand mixer, switch to the paddle attachment. With the mixer running, add the butt er, 1 tablespoon at a time, until incorporated. In a medium bowl, whisk together the ” ours and salt. With the mixer running, add the ” our mixture, one spoonful at a time, until fully incorporated. Remove the dough to a lightly ” oured surface and knead until it is soft and elastic, 5 to 7 minutes. Place the dough in a large, oiled bowl and lightly cover with plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm place until doubled in size, 1 to 1 hours. (Alternatively, you can refrigerate the dough overnight, then take it out the next day and wait for it to come to room temperature.) Meanwhile, make a wash: Beat together the remaining honey with the remaining 2 tablespoons of milk. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly grease the parchment. When the dough is doubled, punch it down and divide it into 6 pieces, each weighing about 5 ounces. Form each piece into a ball, pinching the seams together at the base of each one. Flatten the ball so its about 1 inch thick and place on the prepared baking sheet, continue until you have six rounds evenly spaced on the sheet. Lightly brush each round with the prepared wash (for deeper coloring, brush the rounds a second time after the “ rst wash has dried), and top with oats, seeds or other garnishes, as desired. Set aside until the rounds are puffed and almost doubled in size, about 15 minutes. Bake the rounds until they are puffed and a rich golden color, about 20 minutes, rotating halfway for even coloring. Cool completely on a rack before slicing and serving.PRETZEL BUNS1 hour, 20 minutes plus rising time. Makes 8 buns Ingredients: 1 ( -ounce) package activedry yeast (2 teaspoons) 1 cups warm water 2 teaspoons light brown sugar 5 cups bread ” our, divided cup rye ” our 2 teaspoons salt 3 tablespoons butter, melted Pretzel wash, such as lye or beaten whole egg Coarse sea salt, for topping Directions: In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water. Stir in the sugar and one-half cup of the bread ” our. Set aside until the yeast begins to bubble, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining bread ” our with the rye ” our and salt. Beat the melted butter into the large bowl with the yeast. Using the dough hook (if using a stand mixer) or a fork or wooden spoon (if mixing by hand), slowly mix in the remaining ” our mixture, a spoonful at a time, until all of the ” our is added and a “ rm, thick dough is formed. Move the dough to a lightly ” oured board. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the dough to a large, oiled bowl. Cover and set aside in a warm place until the dough is almost doubled in size, 45 minutes to an hour. Meanwhile, prepare the pretzel wash and heat the oven to 375 degrees. Divide the risen dough into eight pieces, each weighing about 5 ounces. Form each piece into a ball, pinching the seams together at the base of each one. Flatten each ball so its about 1 inch thick. Coat the pretzels with a wash. If using lye, dip the roll in the wash (wear rubber kitchen gloves and goggles) for 15 to 20 seconds, turning the roll over halfway to coat evenly. Remove the round to a greased nonreactive baking sheet and top as desired (if using an aluminum baking sheet, line the sheet with parchment before greasing). If using beaten egg, brush the egg over the buns. Use a serrated knife or razor blade to make a crosswise slit into the top of each roll about onehalf-inch deep. Sprinkle over the coarse sea salt. Set the rounds aside until puffed and risen, about 15 minutes. Bake the pretzel rounds, one sheet at a time, in the center of the oven until puffed and a rich golden brown (color will vary depending on the wash), about 20 minutes. Rotate the sheet halfway through baking for even coloring. Remove the baking sheet to a rack, and set aside until the pretzel buns have cooled completely before slicing and serving.Up your grill game with these homemade bun recipesA hamburger on a homemade brioche hamburger bun. [LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS/KIRK MCKOY] Believe it or not, the United States is one of few countries that actually wash off this protective bloom. Many European countries prohibit the removal of the protective bloom, and eggs are stored on shelves, not refrigerated. I know there is science behind it, but some people are not sold on unwashed eggs. I totally understand, as we are accustomed to clean eggs. We are also accustomed to refrigerated eggs. If you must wash your eggs, here are a few tips for cleaning and storage: € Unwashed eggs with bloom intact will actually last up to one month out of the fridge. But once you remove the bloom, eggs must be kept refrigerated until they are used. If you retrieve an egg from the nest and it seems a bit dirty, you can wipe away feathers, but wash and refrigerate the egg if you suspect anything else is soiling it. € You also want to practice what the restaurant business refers to as "First In, First Out," or FIFO. Make sure to rotate your stock and use the oldest eggs first. € You should also use warm water when washing your eggs. Cold water causes the inside of egg to contract, potentially drawing in harm ful bacteria, and warm water above 90 degrees will cause the egg to expand, keeping bacteria out. Never soak your eggs in water or use cleansers or detergents. Not only is it unnecessary, but it can be dangerous. € Once you have washed off eggs with warm water, completely dry eggs with a clean paper towel before storing in the fridge. Ze Carter is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at ZE CARTERFrom Page B1

PAGE 11 | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 B3 By Becky Krystal The Washington PostRoasted peppers are one of the most versatile ingredients around. Use them on a salad or pizza, puree them into soup or sauces, toss them in tacos or sandwiches, or lightly dress them and serve them as a side. Their sweet, slightly smoky flavor and tender texture are welcome additions to so many dishes. Red bell peppers are what most of us envision when we think of roasted peppers, but you can use pretty much any other kind of pepper, such as poblano, jalapeo and Anaheim. Just keep in mind that smaller peppers will char very quickly and may be harder to handle and peel. The grocery store offers plenty of jarred options. But making them at home is ideal when you need just one or two of a single type, or when you need a bunch of different varieties. Plus, even if you dont plan on using them right away, roasting peppers is a great way to use what needs to be cleared out of your produce bin or whatever bumper crop your plants have produced. Heres a cheat sheet to help get you roasting. € Char them first. You have a couple of options for blackening the skins, which softens the peppers, lends a charred flavor and facilitates the removal of the skin. If you have a gas oven, you can do this directly over the open flame on your burners. Pay close attention, using tongs to turn the peppers until they are blackened all over. You can use the same technique on a grill, too. The broiler is also a possibility. Lay the peppers on a baking sheet on a rack a few inches from the heating element and, again, turn to char all sides. € Then steam. Steaming the peppers helps loosen the skins for easy peeling. A lot of instructions call for placing the peppers in a bowl covered with plastic wrap, or even a paper or plastic bag. For the least amount of waste, I prefer to put the peppers in a bowl and cover it with a plate. Even a glass pie dish will do the trick. Let the peppers steam, covered, for 15 to 20 min utes. € Peel and seed. At this point, the skins should be fairly loose from the flesh of the pepper. Use your fingers to pull them off, getting rid of the stem as well. Cut or tear open the pepper to remove the ribs and seeds. It can be a bit messy, so have a towel to wipe off your hands, or run them under the sink. Dont rinse the peppers themselves, or else you will be washing away flavor, too. You can wear food-safe gloves, if you prefer, which come in handy if youre working with spicy peppers. € Use or store. Depending on what youre using them for, at this point you can cut the peppers however you like „ diced, in strips, or even just halved. Store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container for a few days. For short-term storage (also no more than a few days), you can submerge the peppers in olive oil and refrigerate. Dont be tempted to add garlic or onion, since they can be contaminated with botulism spores that love growing in oil. If you would like to save your summer bounty for a later date, go for the freezer. You can freeze individual packets in bags or plastic wrap or layered in a container separated by wax or parchment paper. Or freeze strips or pieces on a lined baking sheet, and once theyre frozen solid, pack into a bag. If you like to can, you could of course preserve them in jars.How to roast peppers „ the unsung heroesIn 1896, Fannie Merritt Farmer published The Original Boston Cooking-School Cook Book,Ž in which she expressed pleasure that the prejudice of thinking a frozen dessert difficult to prepare has long since been overcome.Ž She then proceeded to give instructions for cobbling up a batch of homemade ice cream. With ice cream freezer, burlap bag, wooden mallet or axe, small saucepan, sufficient ice and coarse rock salt, the process neither takes much time nor patience,Ž she wrote. Snow may be used instead of ice; if not readily acted on by salt, pour in one cup cold water. Crush ice finely by placing in bag and giving a few blows with mallet or broad side of axe; if there are any coarse pieces, remove them.Ž Sounds a bit on the fussy side, doesnt it? I know very few modern cooks who own an axe, and if they do, its more likely to be stored among the camping gear than with the kitchen equipment. And I strongly suspect that a large percentage of the younger generation of cooks would not recognize a burlap bag (also known as a gunny sack or a croaker sack) if they saw one. But then, todays cook doesnt need either a burlap bag or an axe if she wants to make ice cream. With the modern ice cream maker, you need only measure the ingredients, plug in the machine, push a button or two, and relax. Weve come a long way with the making of ice cream. And after all, that particular treat has been around more than 2,000 years, which is more than you can say for efficient refrigeration and freezing. The early ancestors of ice cream were sort of dessert beverages … syrups cooled with snow … that were enjoyed by the khalifas of Baghdad. Next, about four centuries before the Christian era, primitive fruit ices, sweetened by honey and cooled with snow, showed up at the court of Alexander the Great. A few hundred years later, along came Nero. He is, of course, best remembered for the legend that he fiddled while Rome burned, but in his day he was known for his extravagant entertainments, and guests at his banquets enjoyed fruit mixed with honey and snow from the Apennine Mountains. Fast-forward to the 12th century, and the caravan of the adventurous entrepreneur, Marco Polo, making his way home to Venice after a lengthy sojourn in China, and bringi ng with him such novelties as the secret of gunpowder and an ice cream maker. Ices became very popular in Italy, and when Catherine di Medici of Florence married Henri II of France, she introduced her husband and his court to the delight of this dessert. The ancestor of our modern ice c ream parlor appeared upon the scene in 1660, when the Sicilian, Procopio dei Coltelli, opened the first caf in Paris, selling both coffee and a mind-boggling 80 flavors of ice cream. The selection wasnt anything as tame as chocolate, strawberry and vanilla, either: it started out with rose, elderberry, and toasted orange flower, and went on from there. In 1676, the caf owners guild was officially granted the right to make ice cream, and a flourishing new industry was well on its way. During the 1800s, significant developments were made in the area of refrigeration. In 1862, during the London World Exposition, a French engineer presented a machine that could manufacture ice cubes continuously, and a few years later, Charles Tellier invented the first ice box. These advances made possible the rise of ice cream street peddlers. In 1904, the first ice cream cones appeared at the Worlds Fair in St. Louis. All of which makes it simple enough to ignore the heat of July by celebrating Ice Cream Month, either with a double-dip cone from the ice cream parlor on the corner, or by picking up a quart at the neighborhood supermarket. Either way, the hardest part of it is choosing a flavor from all the possibilities. Mary Ryder is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at POTWATCHERUp from ancient snows, modern ice cream aroseMike Manfredi, owner of Sweet Dreams Ice Cream shop in Gainesville, shows a delicious cone of orange cream on. [ALAN YOUNGBLOOD/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Mary Ryder


B4 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Joe Yonan The Washington PostSometimes, Im up for anything in the kitchen: Ready to experiment, excited by recipes that require multiple processes. Most weeknights, though, my pressing question is: What can I throw together quickly „ I mean, immediately „ that will still taste good? And as the days and nights get warmer, my desire for effortlessness increases. Thats why I love a recipe that says, in essence, Combine all the ingred ients in a bowl.Ž The work is in the choosing, and maybe a little chopping, and then its dress, toss, eat. Thats what I did with my interpretation of a recipe in Maria Koutsogianniss new book, Mindful Vegan MealsŽ (Page Street Publishing, 2018). Its a salad built on Israeli (a.k.a. pearled) couscous, chickpeas and herbs, with a little fruit tossed in and a simple olive oil/ lemon juice dressing. And its crazy flexible. I wanted more chickpeas, so I put in more chickpeas. I wanted walnuts for crunch: done. I love lemon, so I squeezed in the juice of a second one. Its not the season for pomegranate seeds, so I chopped up some dried apricots. The end result was filling and light at the same time, and it has made for excellent brown-bag lunches. The next time I make it „ and it will be soon, trust me „ the salad will no doubt be different: Ill try fresh cherries, apricots or even blueberries from the farmers market. Koutsogiannis calls it your next go-to salad recipe.Ž I call it my new back-pocket timesaver.A tasty summer salad thats throw-together simpleIsraeli Couscous Salad With Chickpeas and Herbs. [DEB LINDSEY FOR THE WASHINGTON POST]6 to 8 servings (makes 9 cups) For an extra kick, try using smoked olive oil, if you can get your hands on it, for the dressing. Adapted from Mindful Vegan Meals,Ž by Maria Koutsogiannis (Page Street Publishing, 2018). Ingredients € 1 cup dried Israeli (pearled) couscous € 3 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil (may substitute smoked olive oil; see headnote) € Two 15-ounce cans no-salt-added chickpeas, drained and rinsed € 2 teaspoons “ nely grated lemon zest and cup juice (from 1 lemon) € cup loosely packed fresh cilantro, “ nely chopped € cup loosely packed fresh dill, “ nely chopped € cup loosely packed fresh parsley, “ nely chopped € cup dried apricots, chopped (see headnote) € 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped € 1 cup loosely packed sun” ower sprouts (may substitute pea shoots or another microgreen of your choice) € 1 teaspoon sea salt, or more as needed € teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or more as needed Steps Cook the pearled couscous according to package directions, and let cool. Add the oil, chickpeas, lemon zest and juice, couscous, cilantro, dill, parsley, apricots, walnuts, sun” ower sprouts, salt and pepper. Toss to incorporate. Taste, and add more salt and pepper, as needed. Serve at room temperature.Israeli Couscous Salad With Chickpeas and Herbs The Washington PostCookbook author Cathy Barrow recently joined The Washington Post Food staff to answer questions about all things edible. Q: Do you have any tips on how to get your pie crust to roll to a circle? Whatever I do, it ends up some funky shape. Or should I stop worrying about it and just patch it before transferring it to the pie pan? A: First, start with a circle. But seriously. Form the pie crust into a disk before chilling it, then work from the center outward, turning the disk a quarter turn, rolling out, and so on. (Of course, you could also choose to make a slab pie because rolling out pie dough to a rectangle is so much easier.) „Cathy Barrow Q: I refuse to buy bagged lettuces, but my kids really miss the shredded lettuce on tacos. I got the great idea to use my food processor slicing blade to shred a beautiful head of organic iceberg lettuce. This worked great for dinner. When I went to make my lunch, the shredded lettuce had gotten sort of wilted and browned on the edges. How do manufactures keep the prepackaged shredded lettuce from getting like that? I stored it in my salad spinner so it wasnt a matter of being squis hed in the bag. A: Using a metal knife has been thought to cause cut lettuce to brown, but when the obsessive testers at Americas Test Kitchen tried it out, they found that a plastic lettuce knife only bought an extra day before the lettuce started to brown „ and that none of it started to brown on the cut edges before 12 days anyhow. Tearing instead of cutting bought an extra two days, because it ruptures fewer of the lettuces cells. So I wonder if the food processor is leading to more browning because its possibly cutting the lettuce way more than simply slicing with a knife would? Manufacturers often remove oxygen and add carbon dioxide to prevent this in bagged salad mixes. But at home, one thing you can do is try to reduce extra moisture by layering your cut lettuce between paper towels. „Joe Yonan Q: Is there a particular brand of pita bread that doesnt fall apart when you try to fill it? A: I usually feel for the thickness of the pita through the bag...if its particularly thin at the center, its more susceptible to tearing. Dont have a brand I prefer, but rather go for what feels best/freshest. „Bonnie S. Benwick A: I really like the ones from the in-house bakery at Harris Teeter. They are a little smaller in diameter but thick, soft and sturdy. They are the best I have found in terms of not falling apart. „Becky Krystal Q: We love a dinner of split peas and cornbread. I usually go by the 30-40 minutes rule for cooking the peas, but, last weeks batch (of dried split peas only purchased a week or so ago) was not done at 40 minutes, not done at 60 minutes not done at 90 minutes. It took a good two hours for them to cook, and then they were great, and had the usual taste and texture. Did I just buy a bag of old ones? Thats the only answer I can think of. A: Yes, it sounds like they were indeed very old! Were these from a different source than previously? Id bring it up to the store to see if they have any other ideas. „J.Y.Whats the best way to roll out a round of pie dough?

PAGE 13 | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 C1 SPORTS RECREATION | C5UMATILLA SOFTBALL TEAM WINS STATE TITLE Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Howard FendrichThe Associated PressLONDON „ There are moments in which nothing at all seems different about Serena Williams, moments such as when she unleashed a 109 mph service winner to even her Wimbledon quar-terfinal at a set apiece, leaned forward and yelled, loudly as can be, Cooome ooon!ŽOr when, about 10 min-utes later, she stretched for a lunging backhand winner to break at love and take control of the third set, then raised a fist, figuring a berth in her 11th semifinal at the All England Club was close at hand.And after Williams came up with a comeback to beat 52nd-ranked Camila Giorgi of Italy 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday, she headed off Centre Court with her right index finger aloft. Yes, no matter what the rankings or seedings say, no matter how long she was away, Williams still looks capable of playing like some-one whos No. 1, just about 10 months after having a baby.Everything right now is a little bit of a surprise. To be here. To be in the semifinals. I mean, I always say I plan on it, I would like to be there, have these goals,Ž Williams said. But when it actually happens, it still is, like, Wow, this is really happening.ŽSo what if shes still getting her game in gear?So what if Giorgi wouldnt seem to miss while moving out to that early lead?Williams never was worried about losing.Its weird. Sometimes I feel, Man, Im in trouble. Sometimes I feel, I can fight. For whatever reason, today I was so calm,Ž said the 36-year-old American, who has been wearing compression leggings as a precaution after a blood-clot scare following her daughters birth. Even when I was down the first set, I thought, Well, shes playing great. Im doing a lot of the right things.ŽSerena reaches Wimbledon semisSerena Williams celebrates winning her singles quarter“ nals match against Camila Giorgi at Wimbledon in London, on Tuesday. [AP PHOTO / KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH] See TENNIS, C3The Associated PressNEW YORK „ The NFL Players Association filed a grievance with the league on Tuesday challenging its national anthem policy.The union says that the new policy, which the league imposed without consultation with the NFLPA, is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and infringes on players rights. The filing met a statute of limitations deadline and will be heard by an independent arbitrator, an NFLPA spokes-man said.In May, the NFL approved its national anthem policy at its owners meetings in Atlanta. The policy allows players to protest during the national anthem by staying in the locker room, but forbids them from sitting or taking a knee if theyre on the field or the sidelines.Teams will be subject to fines if players dont comply and will have the option of punishing players.When the league announced the policy, Commissioner Roger Goodell called it a com-promise aimed at putting the focus back on football after a NFL players union les grievance over anthem policySome San Francisco 49ers players kneel during the national anthem before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 24, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif. [AP PHOTO / MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ, FILE] See NFL, C3By Steve DouglasThe Associated PressST. PETERSBURG, Russia „ France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidanes headbutt in 2006.Twelve years after one of soccers most infamous moments, Samuel Umtiti used his head to score from a corner kick in the 51st minute and earn France a 1-0 victory over Belgium on Tuesday in the first of the all-European semifinals.The French danced on the field after the final whistle and shook the hand of Thierry Henry, who helped Les Bleus win the World Cup in 1998 but had been hoping to eliminate his native country as Belgiums assistant coach.Frances fans sang in the Using their headsFrances Samuel Umtiti celebrates after scoring against Belgium during a World Cup semi“ nal on Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Russia. [AP PHOTO / NATACHA PISARENKO] France scores on set piece to beat Belgium 10See WORLD CUP, C3By Ronald BlumThe Associated PressMOSCOW „ Its time for Gareth Southgate to come up with a big speech of his own.After England gave up a tying goal to Brazil in first-half stoppage time in the 2002 World Cup quarterfinals, Southgate felt coach Sven-Goran Eriksson lacked inspirational oratory in the locker room at halftime.Now the 47-year-old former England international is leading the team, which plays Croatia on Wednesday at 2 p.m. (FOX) in Englands first World Cup semifinal in 28 years. The match is riveting the Land of Hope and Glory, which won its only title at home in 1966.Probably 18 months ago I talked to them about if you have success with England, it will be so much bigger than anything you can imagine, and I think that is probably starting to register with them now,Ž Southgate said after Sat-urdays 2-0 quarterfinal victory over Sweden. Southgate, who didnt play against Brazil, took a swipe at Eriksson after Can Southgate rouse England for Croatia?See ENGLAND, C3


C2 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TV BASEBALL FCSL STANDINGSTEAM W L T GB Leesburg 18 6 .0 „ DeLand 12 12 0 6 Winter Garden 11 12 1 6.5 Sanford 11 14 1 7.5 Winter Park 10 13 0 7.5 Seminole 10 15 0 8.5 Sundays game West All-Stars 4, East All-Stars 2 Mondays games Winter Garden 5, Leesburg 2 Sanford at DeLand, ppd. Winter Park at Seminole, ppd. Tuesdays games Winter Garden at Leesburg, late Sanford 6, DeLand 1, 2nd game late Seminole 6, Winter Park 5. 2nd game late Todays games Winter Park at Leesburg, 7 p.m. Seminole at Sanford (2), 5 p.m. DeLand at Winter Garden, 6 p.m. Thursdays games Leesburg at Winter Park (2), 4:30 p.m. Winter Garden at DeLand (2), 4:30 p.m. Seminole at Sanford, 7 p.m. Fridays games Winter Park at Leesburg, 7 p.m. DeLand at Winter Garden, 6 p.m. Sanford at Seminole, 7 p.m. SOCCER 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 tieTodays GamesMontreal at New York City FC, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.Saturdays GamesColumbus 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s GamesSeattle at Atlanta United FC, 2 p.m. Portland at Los Angeles FC, 6 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 12 1 3 39 35 14 Seattle 7 3 5 26 18 13 Orlando 7 5 4 25 23 21 Chicago 6 4 7 25 25 22 Portland 6 5 5 23 24 20 Utah 5 4 6 21 13 15 Houston 4 6 5 17 17 24 Washington 2 10 4 10 11 22 Sky Blue FC 0 11 3 3 11 26 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Todays MatchesWashington at North Carolina, 7 p.m. Orlando at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Seattle, 10:30 p.m.Saturdays MatchesNorth Carolina at Sky Blue FC, 7 p.m. Orlando at Utah, 7 p.m. Seattle at Chicago, 8 p.m.Sundays MatchHouston at Portland, 11 p.m.Friday, July 20North Carolina at Utah, 10 p.m. 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 1, Belgium 0Wednesday At MoscowCroatia vs. England, 2 p.m.THIRD PLACE Saturday, July 14 At St. Petersburg, RussiaBelgium vs. England-Croatia loser, 10 a.m.WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, July 15 At MoscowFrance vs. England-Croatia winner, 11 a.m. TENNIS ATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURWIMBLEDONTuesdays results from Wimbledon, at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London (seedings in parentheses):Mens Singles Fourth RoundJuan Martin del Potro (5), Argentina, def. Gilles Simon, France, 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5).Womens Singles Quarter“ nal Jelena Ostapenko (12), Latvia, def. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, 7-5, 6-4. Angelique Kerber (11), Germany, def. Daria Kasatkina (14), Russia, 6-3, 7-5. Julia Goerges (13), Germany, def. Kiki Bertens (20), Netherlands, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1. Serena Williams (25), United States, def. Camila Giorgi, Italy, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.Mens Doubles Quarter“ nal Frederik Nielsen, Denmark and Joe Salisbury, Britain, def. Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany and Ben Mclachlan (14), Japan, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4). Franko Skugor, Croatia and Dominic Inglot (15), Britain, def. Robert Lindstedt, Sweden and Robin Haase, Netherlands, 6-3, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (1), 6-4. Mike Bryan, United States and Jack Sock (7), United States, def. Artem Sitak, New Zealand and Divij Sharan, India, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-4. Michael Venus, New Zealand and Raven Klaasen (13), South Africa, def. Jamie Murray, Britain and Bruno Soares (5), Brazil, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-4.Mixed Doubles Third RoundHarriet Dart, Britain and Jay Clarke, Britain, def. Gabriela Dab rowski, Canada and Mate Pavic (1), Croatia, 6-3, 6-4. Jean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands and Demi Schuurs (17), Netherlands, def. Eri Hozumi, Japan and Ben Mclachlan (14), Japan, 6-4, 6-1. Ivan Dodig, Croatia and Latisha Chan (3), Taiwan, def. Henri Kontinen, Finland and Heather Watson (16), Britain, 6-2, 7-6 (4). Alexander Peya, Austria and Nicole Melichar (11), United States, def. Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France and Andrea Sestini Hlavackova (6), Czech Republic, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 9-7. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Washington -130 at Pittsburgh +120 Chicago -120 at San Fran +110 Milwaukee -160 at Miami +150 at New York -155 Philadelphia +145 at Colorado -130 Arizona +120 Los Angeles -155 at San Diego +145American Leagueat Tampa Bay Off Detroit Off at Minnesota -205 Kansas City +185 New York -148 at Baltimore +138 at Boston -355 Texas +325 at Houston -230 Oakland +210 at Los Angeles -113 Seattle +103Interleagueat Cleveland -197 Cincinnati +182 at Atlanta Off Toronto Off St. Louis -135 at Chicago WS +125 Updated Odds Available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Recalled LHP Donnie Hart from Norfolk (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Jhan Mariez from Norfolk. Optioned RHPs Ryan Meisinger and RHP Yefry Ramrez to Norfolk. BOSTON RED SOX „ Recalled LHP Jalen Beeks from Pawtucket (IL). Optioned RHP William Cuevas to Pawtucket. CHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Placed OF Avisal Garca on the 10-day DL, retroactive to July 9. Activated OF Ryan LaMarre. CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Recalled RHP Adam Plutko from Columbus (IL). Placed RHP Josh Tomlin on the 10-day DL. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Recalled OF Jake Marisnick from Fresno (PCL). Placed RHP Gerrit Cole on the bereavement list. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Reinstated RHP Masahiro Tanaka from the 10-day DL. Announced RHP David Hale refused his outright assignment and elected free agency. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Recalled RHP Ryan Dull from Nashville (PCL). Optioned RHP Frankie Montas to Nashville.National LeagueCOLORADO ROCKIES „ Reinstated C Tom Murphy from the paternity list. Optioned INF-OF Jordan Patterson to Albuquerque (PCL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Activated RHP Kenta Maeda from the paternity list. Optioned LHP Edward Paredes to Oklahoma City (PCL). NEW YORK METS „ Designated RHP Chris Beck for assignment. Optioned RHPs Jacob Rhame and Paul Sewald to Las Vegas (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Drew Gagnon from Las Vegas. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Selected the contract of RHP Enyel De Los Santos and INF Trevor Plouffe from Lehigh Valley (IL). Transferred Pedro Florimon to the 60-day DL. Optioned OF Dylan Cozens to Lehigh Valley. Designated LHP Hoby Milner for assignment. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Reinstated RHP Joe Musg rove from the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Alex McRae to Indianapolis (IL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Recalled RHPs Wander Suero and Austin Voth from Syracuse (IL). Placed LHP Sean Doolittle on the 10-day DL, retroactive to July 7. Optioned RHP Jefry Rodriguez to Syracuse.Midwest LeagueQUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS „ Announced RHPs Luis Garcia and Bryan Abreu were transferred from Tri-City (NYP). Transferred RHP Carlos Sanabria to Buies Creek (Cal). Released RHP Dariel Aquino.American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS „ Signed LHP Chad Girodo. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS „ Signed OF Tillman Pugh.Atlantic LeagueSUGAR LAND SKEETERS „ Announced the contract of RHP Dallas Beeler was purchased by Kansas City (AL).Can-Am LeagueQUEBEC CAPITALES „ Released RHP Kagen Hopkins and INF Gerald Bautista. ROCKLAND BOULDERS „ Signed RHP Brian Ernst. Released LHPs Danny Diaz and Brad Schnaezer.Frontier LeagueNORMAL CORNBELTERS „ Released INF Hidekel Abreu, UTL Joel Davis and OF Tony Holton. RIVER CITY RASCALS „ Released RHP Brian Bass and OF Danny Pardo. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS „ Released RHP Sam Burton. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS „ Released OF Jonathan McCray and RHP Robert Robbins.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationLOS ANGELES LAKERS „ Signed Gs Lance Stephenson and Svi Mykhailiuk. WASHINGTON WIZARDS „ Signed F Jeff Green.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 LeagueCAROLINA HURRICANES „ Named Darren Yorke director of player personnel. Promoted Eric Tulsky to vice president of hockey management and strategy. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING „ Signed F Nikita Kucherov to an eight-year contract extension through the 2026-27 season.American Hockey LeagueMILWAUKEE ADMIRALS „ Signed D Brian Cooper to a one-year contract.ECHLIDAHO STEELHEADS „ Agreed to terms with F Tanner Froese on a one-year contract. MANCHESTER MONARCHS „ Signed D David Kolomatis and F Nic Pierog. READING ROYALS „ Signed D Adam Larkin.SOCCERMajor League SoccerMINNESOTA UNITED „ Signed F ngelo Rodrguez to a designated player contract. NEW YORK RED BULLS „ Named C.J. Brown assistant coach.WINTERSPORTSUSA CURLING „ Named Pete Fenson womens national program coach.COLLEGESADRIAN „ Named Cory Conzemius mens and womens assistant rowing coach. ALVERNIA „ Named Josh Brandwene womens ice hockey coach. CHESTNUT HILL „ Named Tim Moyer womens volleyball coach. CLEMSON „ Named Courtney Breault softball assistant coach. NEW HAMPSHIRE „ Named Jeff Giuliano mens assistant hockey coach. RUTGERS „ Named Dr. Kristina Navarro senior associate athletic director for leadership development and strategic partnerships. TCU „ Signed Raegan Pebley to a two-year contract extension through the 2022-23 season. TENNESSEE TECH „ Named Jonathan Ortiz director of operations for mens basketball. GOLF UPCOMING TOURNAMENTSPGA TOUR JOHN DEERE CLASSICSite: Silvis, Ill. Course: TPC Deere Run. Yardage: 7,268. Par: 71. Purse: $5.8 million. Winners share: $1,044,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel); 3-6 p.m. (CBS Sports). Defending champion: Bryson DeChambeau. Last week: Kevin Na won A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier. FedEx Cup leader: Dustin Johnson. Notes: Francesco Molinari is playing the PGA Tour instead of the Scottish Open to ful“ ll the strength-of-“ eld requirement that he compete at a tournament he hasnt been to in the last four years. This was his last reasonable option. ... Jordan Spieth has not returned to the John Deere Classic since winning in 2015. ... One spot to the British Open is available to the leading player from the top “ ve not already exempt. ... Joaquin Niemann of Chile has unlimited sponsor exemptions the rest of the season as a special temporary member. This is his ninth start as a pro, and he already has four top 10s and is the equivalent of 100th on the FedEx Cup. He is virtually a lock to secure a full card for next year. ... Steve Stricker, a three-time winner of the John Deere Classic, is skipping his second PGA Tour Champions major to play on the PGA Tour. ... Zach Johnson and Davis Love III are the only major champions in the “ eld. Next week: British Open and Barbasol Championship. Online: www.pgatour.comEUROPEAN TOUR ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT SCOTTISH OPENSite: East Lothian, Scotland. Course: Gullane GC. Yardage: 7,133. Par: 70. Purse: $7 million. Winners share: $1,166,667. Television: Thursday-Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); 12:30-3 p.m. (NBC Sports). Defending champion: Rafa Cabrera Bello. Last week: Russell Knox won the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Race to Dubai leader: Patrick Reed. Notes: The “ eld includes several PGA Tour members (who are not part of the European Tour) wanting to play ahead of the British Open, including Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson, Charley Hoffman, Kevin Chappell and Matt Kuchar. Also playing is Luke List, who received a sponsors exemption. ... Patrick Reed, who has led the Race to Dubai since his Masters victory, is playing a regular European Tour event for the “ rst time since the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai last November. ... This is the third straight week of a Rolex Series event. Rory McIlroy has played only one of them, last week at the Irish Open. ... Russell Knox picked up his “ rst European Tour victory last week at the Irish Open. He won the HSBC Champions in 2015, but was not a European Tour member at the time (and that ultimately kept him from qualifying for the Ryder Cup team in 2016). ... Fowler won the last time the Scottish Open was held at Gullane. ... Henrik Stenson withdrew with an elbow injury. ... Fowler, Mickelson and Tom Lehman are the only Americans to win the Scottish Open. Next week: British Open. Online: www.europeantour.comLPGA TOUR MARATHON CLASSICSite: Sylvania, Ohio. Course: Highland Meadows GC. Yardage: 6,476. Par: 71. Purse: $1.6 million. Winners share: $240,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 3-5 (Golf Channel). Defending champion: I.K. Kim. Last week: Sei Young Kim won the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. Race to CME Globe leader: Ariya Jutanugarn. Notes: Sei Young Kim is in the “ eld after her record-breaking week in Wisconsin, where she “ nished at 31-under 257. The score under par and the 72-hole score are LPGA Tour records. ... Se Ri Pak was a “ ve-time winner of the event. ... This ends a run of 16 consecutive LPGA events in the U.S. After a week off, the LPGA Tour goes to Britain for two weeks. ... Kim and Brooke Henderson are the only LPGA players to have won at least one tournament in each of the last four seasons. ... None of the three LPGA major champions this year „ Pernilla Lindberg, Ariya Jutanugarn, Sung Hyun Park „ is playing this week. ... Even though she “ nished 11 shots behind, Emma Talley tied for third in Wisconsin and moved to No. 43 on the LPGA Tour money list. ... Jessica Korda at No. 10 is the only American among the top 10 on the LPGA Tour money list. ... The Marathon Classic dates to 1984. Next week: Ladies Scottish Open on July 26-29. Online: www.lpga.comPGA TOUR CHAMPIONS CONSTELLATION SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Highland Park, Ill. Course: Exmoor CC. Yardage: 7,097. Par: 72. Purse: $2.8 million. Winners share: $420,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, 1:30-4 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 5-7 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Scott McCarron. Last tournament: David Toms won the U.S. Senior Open. Charles Schwab Cup leader: David Toms. Notes: Donald Ross designed the course in 1915, and it was renovated in 2003 by Ron Prichard. ... The tournament will move next year to Firestone Country Club, for years home of a World Golf Championship and before that the World Series of Golf. ... McCarron won last year by matching the tournament record for largest comeback (six shots) in the “ nal round to beat Bernhard Langer and Brandt Jobe by one shot. ... The winner earns a spot in The Players Championship next March. ... Langer has three victories and a runner-up “ nish over the last four years at this major. ... In three senior majors this year, Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Regions Tradition, was “ fth at the Senior PGA Championship and tied for second at the U.S. Senior Open. Next tournament: Senior British Open on July 26-29. Online: STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION U.S. SENIOR WOMENS OPENSite: Wheaton, Ill. Course: Chicago Golf Club. Yardage: 6,082. Par: 73. Purse: $1 million. Winners share: TBD after the cut. Television: Saturday-Sunday, 4-6 p.m. (FS1). Defending champion: New tournament. Notes: The USGA resisted having this event until there were enough p roven players 50 and older. There were 420 entries for a “ eld of 120 players. ... The “ eld will be cut to 50 and ties after 36 holes. ... Among the exempt players are Juli Inkser, Betsy King, Laura Davies, Joanne Carner and Hollis Stacy. ... Chicago Golf Club is among the “ ve founding clubs of the USGA and regarded as among the best in the country. It last hosted an open major at the 1911 U.S. Open, won by John McDermott. Next year: Pine Needles Lodge & GC. Online: www.usga.orgWEB.COM TOUR UTAH CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Farmington, Utah. Course: Oakridge CC. Yardage: 7,045. Par: 71. Purse: $700,000. Winners share: $126,000. Television: Thursday-Sunday, 7-9 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Brice Garnett. Last week: Nelson Ledesma won the Lecom Health Challenge. Money leader: Sungjae Im. Next week: Pinnacle Bank Championship. Online: TOURS MENAsian Tour: Bank BRI Indonesia Open, Pondok Indah GC, Jakarta, Indonesia. Defending champion: Panuphol Pittayarat. Online: www. Challenge Tour: Italian Challenge, Is Molas Resort, Sardinia, Italy. Defending champion: Joel Sjholm. Online: challengetour Mackenzie Tour: Staal Foundation Open, Whitewater GC, Thunder Bay, Ontario. Defending champion: Johnny Ruiz. Online: www. PGA Tour China Series: Yantai Championship, Nanshan International GC, Yantai, China. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: Staysure Tour: Winstongolf Senior Open, Winstonlinks Course, Vorbeck, Germany. Defending champion: Phillip Price. Online: www. NBC Sports: American Century Championship, Edgewood Tahoe GC, South Lake Tahoe, Nev. Defending champion: Mark Mulder. Television: Friday, 4-7 p.m. (NBCSN); Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (NBC Sports). Online: www.americancenturychampionship.comWOMENSymetra Tour: Donald Ross Classic, The Donald Ross Course at French Lick, French Lick, Ind. Defending champion: Eryenne Lee. Online: Japan LPGA: Samantha Thavasa Girls Collection Ladies Tournament, Eagle Point GC, Ibaraki, Japan. Defending champion: Hae-rym Kim. Online: www.lpga.or.jp2018-19 PGA TOUR SCHEDULEOct. 4-7 „ Safeway Open, Silverado Resort and Spa (North Course), Napa, Calif. Oct. 11-14 „ CIMB Classic, TPC Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Oct. 18-21 „ The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, South Korea. Oct. 25-28 „ WGC-HSBC Champions, Sheshan International GC, Shanghai. Oct. 25-28 „ Sanderson Farms Championship, Country Club of Jackson, Jackson, Miss. Nov. 1-4 „ Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas. Nov. 8-11 „ Mayakoba Golf Classic, El Camaleon GC at the Mayakoba Resort, Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Nov. 15-18 „ RSM Classic, Sea Island Resort (Seaside, Plantation), St. Simons Island, Ga. x-Nov. 29-Dec. 2 „ Hero World Challenge, Albany GC, Nassau, Bahamas. Jan. 3-6 „ Sentry Tournament of Champions, Kapalua Resort (Plantation), Kapalua, Hawaii. Jan. 10-13 „ Sony Open, Waialae CC, Honolulu. Jan. 17-20 „ CareerBuilder Challenge, PGA West (Stadium Course, Nicklaus Tournament Course) and La Quinta CC, La Quinta, Calif. Jan. 24-27 „ Farmers Insurance Open, Torrey Pines GC (North and South), San Diego. Jan. 31-Feb. 3 „ Waste Management Phoenix Open, TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz. Feb. 7-10 „ AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, Monterey Peninsula (Shore Course), Pebble Beach, Calif. Feb. 14-17 „ Genesis Open, Riviera CC, Los Angeles. Feb. 21-24 „ WGC-Mexico Championship, Chapultepec GC, Mexico City. Feb. 21-24 „ Puerto Rico Open, Coco Beach Golf & CC, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Feb. 28-March 3 „ Honda Classic, PGA National (Champions), Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. March 7-10 „ Arnold Palmer Invitational, Bay Hill Golf & Lodge, Orlando, Fla. March 14-17 „ The Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium Course), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. March 21-24 „ Valspar Championship, Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead), Palm Harbor, Fla. March 27-31 „ WGC-Dell Match Play, Austin CC, Austin, Texas. March 28-31 „ Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, Puntacana Resort & Club (Corales), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. April 4-7 „ Valero Texas Open, TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks), San Antonio. April 11-14 „ Masters, Augusta National GC, Augusta, Ga. April 18-21 „ RBC Heritage, Harbour Town GL, Hilton Head Island, S.C. April 25-28 „ Zurich Classic, TPC Louisiana, Avondale, La. May 2-5 „ Wells Fargo Championship, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C. May 9-12 „ AT&T Byron Nelson, Trinity Forest GC, Dallas. May 16-19 „ PGA Championship, Bethpage State Park (Black), Farmingdale, N.Y. May 23-26 „ Charles Schwab Challenge, Colonial CC, Fort Worth, Texas. May 30-June 2 „ Memorial, Muir“ eld Village GC, Dublin, Ohio. June 6-9 „ RBC Canadian Open, Hamilton Golf & CC, Hamilton, Ontario. June 13-16 „ US Open, Pebble Beach GL, Pebble Beach, Calif. June 20-23 „ T ravelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn. June 27-30 „ Rocket Mortage Classic, Detroit GC, Detroit. July 4-7 „ 3M Open, TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minn. July 11-14 „ John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill. July 18-21 „ British Open, Royal Portrush GC, Portrush, Northern Ireland. July 18-21 „ Barbasol Championship, Keene Trace GC (Champions Trace), Nicholasville, Ky. July 25-28 „ WGC-FedEx Invitational, TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tenn. July 25-28 „ Reno-Tahoe Tournament, Montreaux Golf & CC, Reno, Nev. Aug. 1-4 „ Wyndham Championship, Sedge“ eld CC, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 8-11 „ The Northern Trust, Liberty National GC, Jersey City, N.J. Aug. 15-18 „ BMW Championship, Medina CC (No. 3), Medinah, Ill. Aug. 22-25 „ Tour Championship, East Lake GC, Atlanta. AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPPOINTS LEADERS Through July 71. Kyle Busch, 749 2. Kevin Harvick, 692 3. Martin Truex Jr., 629 4. Joey Logano, 618 5. Brad Keselowski, 596 6. Clint Bowyer, 594 7. Kurt Busch, 566 8. Kyle Larson, 544 9. Denny Hamlin, 538 10. Aric Almirola, 503 11. Ryan Blaney, 496 12. Jimmie Johnson, 461 13. Erik Jones, 448 14. Chase Elliott, 444 15. Alex Bowman, 426 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 407 17. Paul Menard, 371 18. Austin Dillon, 347 19. Ryan Newman, 332 20. Daniel Suarez, 318NASCAR XFINITY POINTS LEADERS Through July 6 1. Elliott Sadler, 582 2. Daniel Hemric, 570 3. Cole Custer, 556 4. Christopher Bell, 547 5. Justin Allgaier, 528 6. Tyler Reddick, 503 7. Brandon Jones, 488 8. Ryan Truex, 455 9. Matt Tifft, 425 10. Austin Cindric, 388 11. Ryan Reed, 370 12. Ross Chastain, 342 13. Michael Annett, 300 14. Kaz Grala, 298 15. Ryan Sieg, 292 16. Spencer Gallagher, 277 17. John Hunter Nemechek, 276 18. Jeremy Clements, 244 19. Alex Labbe, 241 20. Garrett Smithley, 240NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK POINTS LEADERS Through June 29 1. Johnny Sauter, 508 2. Noah Gragson, 443 3. Brett Mof“ tt, 423 4. Stewart Friesen, 368 5. Grant En“ nger, 367 6. Justin Haley, 362 7. Matt Crafton, 356 8. Ben Rhodes, 349 9. Myatt Snider, 307 10. Cody Coughlin, 290 11. Dalton Sargeant, 270 12. Austin Hill, 258 13. Todd Gilliland, 225 14. Austin Wayne Self, 218 15. Wendell Chavous, 204 16. Justin Fontaine, 193 17. Jordan Anderson, 190 18. Jesse Little, 172 19. Joe Nemechek, 146 20. Jennifer Jo Cobb, 135INDYCAR POINTS LEADERS Through July 8 1. Scott Dixon, 411. 2. Josef Newgarden, 378. 3. Alexander Rossi, 370. 4. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 359. 5. Will Power, 358. 6. Graham Rahal, 304. 7. Robert Wickens, 304. 8. James Hinchcliffe, 280. 9. Simon Pagenaud, 279. 10. Sebastien Bourdais, 254. 11. Marco Andretti, 246. 12. Takuma Sato, 237. 13. Ed Jones, 222. 14. Spencer Pigot, 211. 15. Tony Kanaan, 186. 16. Charlie Kimball, 167. 17. Zach Veach, 165. 18. Gabby Chaves, 158. 19. Matheus Leist, 156. 20. Max Chilton, 149.CYCLING 8 a.m. NBCSN „ Tour de France, Stage 5, from Lorient to Quimper, France MLB BASEBALL Noon MLB „ Regional coverage, Detroit at Tampa Bay OR Kansas City at Minnesota (1 p.m.) SUN „ Detroit at Tampa Bay 3:30 p.m. MLB „ Chicago Cubs at San Francisco 7 p.m. ESPN „ Texas at Boston FS-Florida „ Milwaukee at Miami 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Seattle at L.A. Angels OR Arizona at Colorado (joined in progress) NBA BASKETBALL 4 p.m. ESPNU „ Summer League, Playoffs, “ rst round, at Las Vegas 4:30 p.m. NBA „ Summer League, Playoffs, “ rst round, at Las Vegas 6 p.m. ESPN2 „ Summer League, Playoffs, “ rst round, at Las Vegas 6:30 p.m. NBA „ Summer League, Playoffs, “ rst round, at Las Vegas 8 p.m. ESPN2 „ Summer League, Playoffs, “ rst round, at Las Vegas 8:30 p.m. NBA „ Summer League, Playoffs, “ rst round, at Las Vegas 10 p.m. ESPN2 „ Summer League, Playoffs, “ rst round, at Las Vegas 10:30 p.m. NBA „ Summer League, Playoffs, “ rst round, at Las Vegas SOCCER 2 p.m. FOX „ FIFA World Cup, semi“ nal, Croatia vs. England, at Moscow SPECIALS Midnight (Thursday) ESPN2 „ 2018 World Series of Poker, Main Event, at Las Vegas TENNIS 8 a.m. ESPN „ Wimbledon Championships, men's quarter“ nals (Centre Court), at London ESPN2 „ Wimbledon Championships, men's quarte“ nals (No. 1 Court), at London WNBA BASKETBALL 11:30 a.m. NBA „ New York at ConnecticutBy Matt HolzapfelCorrespondentWINTER GARDEN „ Four errors led to four unearned runs as the Leesburg Lightning dug an early hole and never recovered in a 5-2 loss to Winter Garden on Monday night.We were just sloppy tonight, we didnt come out ready to play defense,Ž Lightning head coach Rich Billings said. Youre not going to win many ballgames when you play defense like that.ŽThe Squeeze jumped in front with two runs on three errors in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back.Leesburgs Tanner May cut the lead in half with a solo home run in the top of the second, his fourth home run of the season.But another error opened the door for Winter Garden to add three more runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 5-1 lead.Leesburg picked up a run in the eighth, but that was as much offense as the Lightning could muster.This game marked the first contest of the second half of the Florida Collegiate Summer League season, and although the Lightning didnt start the back end of the schedule off the way they would like, Billings knows that offense will be key the rest of the way.We have to keep scor-ing runs and continue to be an offensive team,Ž Billings said. We have to continue to get good starting pitching as well. If we get good pitching and continue to score a lot of runs, then were going to be OK and were going to beat a lot of teams. Id like to see us clean up the defense a bit as well, but if we do those things then youll see us continue to have success.ŽLightning see error of their ways in 52 loss By Daniella MatarThe Associated PressCristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus in a move expected to benefit the Portugal forwards tax return.Juventus said Tuesday it paid 112 million euros ($131.5 million) for Ronaldo, who signed a four-year deal with the Serie A champions.The move brings an end to a hugely successful nine-year spell in Spain, and takes him further away from a tax fraud case that may end up costing the Portugal forward more than $20 million in fines.These years with Real Madrid and in this city of Madrid have been possibly the happiest of my life,Ž Ronaldo wrote in an open letter. My only feeling is of an enormous gratitude for this club, for these fans and for this city. I can only thank them all for the love and affection I have received.But I think the time has come to start a new phase in my life and that is why I have asked the club to accept my transfer. I feel that it is time, and I ask everyone, especially our fans, to please understand me.ŽRonaldo leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus

PAGE 15 | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 C3Jelena Ostapenko returns the ball to Dominika Cibulkova during their quarter“ nal match at Wimbledon in London on Tuesday. [AP PHOTO / TIM IRELAND] tumultuous year in which television ratings dipped nearly 10 percent; some blamed the protests for such a drop. The union said at that time that it would file a grievance against any change in the collective bargaining agreement.The union said Tuesday it has proposed having its executive committee talking to the NFL instead of proceeding with litiga-tion. The union said the NFL has agreed to those discussions.In 2016, then-49ers quarterback, Colin Kae-pernick began protesting police brutality and social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem, and the demon-stration spread to other players and teams. It became one of the most controversial and sensitive issues in the NFL, with players saying their messages last year were being misconstrued, while others „ including President Donald Trump „ called them unpatriotic. Trump even said NFL owners should fire any player who refused to stand during the anthem.Following those comments, more than 200 players protested during the anthem that weekend before the number of pro-testers dwindled as the season progressed.Were here for a bigger platform,Ž Raiders tight end Jared Cook said during the spring. Were not just athletes. Were people that live this.Ž NFLFrom Page C1 Asked whether that might represent a new way of looking at things, Williams smiled.No. Just to be clear, that was just today. I mean, Im hoping this is, like, a new thing,Ž she said. Honestly, I highly doubt it.ŽNext up for Williams as she tries to earn her eighth title at the All England Club and 24th Grand Slam trophy overall will be a match Thursday against No. 13 seed Julia Goerges of Germany, a 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 winner against No. 20 Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.Its pretty unreal for me,Ž said Goerges, who reached her first major semifinal at a tournament where she exited in the first round each of the past five years.The other semifinal is No. 11 seed Angelique Kerber of Germany vs. No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia.Kerber is a former No. 1 who owns two Grand Slam titles and was the runner-up to Williams at Wimbledon two years ago. Ostapenko won last years French Open. TENNISFrom Page C1 stands long past the end of the match, surrounded by yellow-clad security.They certainly hope to keep the party going on Sunday in the final in Moscow. France will face either Croatia or England, who play Wednesday at the Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital.Vive la France! Vive la Republique!Ž France forward Antoine Griezmann shouted during the post-match celebrations.France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made a great save in each half, denying the potent Belgian attack of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku the chance to advance the country to its first major final. Belgium reached the quarterfinals at the 2014 World Cup and the Euro-pean Championship in 2016 but has yet to fulfill its lofty expectations.The world now gets to see Frances luxury squad, col-lectively valued in excess of $1 billion and headlined by teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, in another major final.Two years ago at home, the French surprisingly lost to Portugal 1-0 in the Euro 2016 title match. In 2006, they were beaten in a penalty shootout by Italy in a World Cup final that was overshadowed by Zidane headbutting oppos-ing player Marco Materazzi in the chest in extra time. Zidane was sent off in what was his final match.In a tournament dominated by goals from set pieces, France took the lead from a corner. Griezmann curled in the ball from the right and Umtiti got in front of tall Belgium midfielder Marouane Fel-laini to knock in his header at the near post.Its me that scored,Ž Umtiti said, but we all delivered a big game.ŽThe goal capped an impressive display by Umtiti, who helped to shut out the most productive attack in the World Cup with 14 goals, and meant three defenders have now scored on Frances route to the final. Benjamin Pavard and Raphael Varane scored in previous matches.In search of the equalizer, Belgium repeatedly sent over crosses from both wings but Umtiti and Varane, both center backs, used their bodies cleverly to hold off Fellaini and Lukaku. Varane, in particu-lar, was outstanding.France coach Didier Des-champs has faced some criticism for being too pragmatic and functional despite having so many stars in his squad, but the organization of the team was superb and Belgium was largely restricted to only minor chances that were kept out by the flying Lloris. Deschamps now has the chance to become the third person to win the World Cup as a player and a coach, after Germany great Franz Beckenbauer and Brazils Mario Zagallo. As France captain, Des-champs won soccers most prized trophy in 1998. WORLD CUPFrom Page C1Frances Samuel Umtiti, right, scores against Belgium on Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Russia. [AP PHOTO / PETR DAVID JOSEK] the 2-1 loss, comparing the cool-speaking Swede to a Tory opposition leader widely regarded as dull.We needed Churchill, but we got Iain DuncanSmith,Ž an unnamed defender, later identified as Southgate, was quoted as saying in a 2004 book by Joe Lovejoy.No word whether Southgate will offer his blood, toil, tears and sweat.Ž With the coach keeping his strategies close to his now-famous vest, a young roster led by Harry Kane hopes to suc-ceed where Gary Lineker, Michael Owen, Alan Shearer, David Beckham and Wayne Rooney failed.England is ranked 12th in the world and Croatia 20th. The winner advances to Sundays final, which also will be at Luzkniki Stadium.Croatia lost its only previous semifinal match to host France in 1998. It beat Denmark in the round of 16 and host Russia in the quarterfinals this year, becoming only the second team with consecutive shootout wins in the same World Cup since Argentina defeated Yugoslavia and Italy in 1990.It wont be easy for us,Ž Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said through a trans-lator. We will focus in the next few days to recover as much as possible. We will look for the best solutions ahead of the match, considering we have a few players with minor issues after the match against Russia. It wont be easy, but to get into the semifi-nals its a new motive for us.Ž HEAD TO HEADCroatians played for Yugoslavia before splitting off in 1990. England has four wins, two losses and one draw in the matchup, including a 4-2 victory in the group stage of the 2004 European Championship. The teams have not met since qualifying for the 2010 World Cup, when England won 4-1 in Zagreb and 5-1 at Wemb-ley Stadium.England goalkeeper Paul Robinson kicked at and missed a backpass from Gary Neville, allow-ing an own-goal in a 2-0 loss in a European qualifier in 2006. Goalkeeper Scott Carson fumbled Niki Kranjcars shot into the net for the opening goal as Croatia won 3-2 at Wembley the following year, causing England to miss Euro 2008. England coach Steve McClaren held a large red-and-blue umbrella on the sidelines and was mocked as the Wally with the brolly,Ž and he was fired the next day. ENGLANDFrom Page C1England head coach Gareth Southgate, right, celebrates a win over Sweden with Harry Maguire at the World Cup in Samara, Russia, on Saturday. [AP PHOTO / MATTHIAS SCHRADER]


C4 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comAMERICANLEAGUENATIONALLEAGUEEASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Boston6329.685„„8-2W-729-1234-17 NewYork5930.6632„6-4W-133-1326-17 TampaBay4644.51116107-3W-324-1722-27 Toronto4148.46120154-6L-224-2517-23 Baltimore2566.27537322-8L-113-3012-36 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Cleveland4940.551„„5-5L-328-1621-24 Minnesota4048.4558155-5W-525-2015-28 Detroit4053.43011184-6L-225-2315-30 Chicago3060.33319262-8L-516-2714-33 KansasCity2565.27824310-10L-1011-3514-30 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Houston6132.656„„6-4L-129-1832-14 Seattle5734.6263„7-3W-131-1726-17 Oakland5140.560968-2W-324-2127-19 LosAngeles4645.50514115-5W-122-2224-23 Texas4052.43520174-6L-119-2821-24 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Atlanta5039.562„„5-5L-123-1727-22 Philadelphia5039.562„„7-3W-130-1620-23 Washington4545.500553-7L-222-2423-21 NewYork3652.40913134-6L-116-2920-23 Miami3855.40914145-5W-220-2618-29 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Milwaukee5437.593„„6-4L-130-1824-19 Chicago5137.5801„8-2L-128-1523-22 St.Louis4643.517744-6L-123-2223-21 Pittsburgh4248.4671184-6W-223-2319-25 Cincinnati4051.44014116-4W-121-2619-25 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Arizona5041.549„„3-7L-126-2324-18 LosAngeles4941.54416-4W-126-2323-18 SanFrancisco4845.516345-5W-229-1619-29 Colorado4644.511348-2L-118-2228-22 SanDiego3954.41912133-7L-119-2620-28 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALL ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSLATE N.Y.YankeesatBaltimore CincinnatiatCleveland DetroitatTampaBay TexasatBoston TorontoatAtlanta KansasCityatMinnesota OaklandatHouston St.LouisatChicagoWhiteSox SeattleatL.A.Angels WashingtonatPittsburgh MilwaukeeatMiami PhiladelphiaatN.Y.Mets ArizonaatColorado L.A.DodgersatSanDiego ChicagoCubsatSanFranciscoTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA WashingtonGonzalez(L)6-53.7610-80-111.09.00 PittsburghWilliams(R)12:35p6-74.608-100-313.08.31 ChicagoMontgomery(L)3-33.685-31-116.05.63 SanFranRodriguez(R)3:45p3-13.096-11-020.01.35 MilwaukeePeralta(R)4-12.145-12-118.02.00 MiamiStraily(R)7:10p3-44.556-71-119.13.72 PhiladelphiaVelasquez(R)5-84.697-100-114.14.40 NewYorkdeGrom(R)7:10p5-41.797-110-220.03.15 ArizonaMiller(R)0-39.000-30-314.09.00 ColoradoMarquez(R)8:40p7-84.929-92-117.13.63 LosAngelesMaeda(R)5-53.247-81-119.21.37 SanDiegoLucchesi(L)10:10p4-43.275-81-114.11.26AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA DetroitZimmermann(R)4-03.677-42-020.00.90 TampaBayTBD12:10p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 KansasCitySmith(R)0-05.400-00-00.00.00 MinnesotaLynn(R)1:10p6-75.217-101-212.28.53 NewYorkGray(R)5-75.857-100-311.012.27 BaltimoreBundy(R)7:05p6-84.087-102-115.26.32 TexasColon(R)5-64.658-81-220.03.60 BostonSale(L)7:10p9-42.3611-83-020.00.45 OaklandBassitt(R)1-33.002-31-116.03.38 HoustonMcCullersJr.(R)8:10p10-33.4113-52-020.01.80 SeattleGonzales(L)9-53.6412-62-121.03.00 LosAngelesBarria(R)10:07p5-53.395-70-215.22.87INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA CincinnatiMahle(R)7-63.6611-71-017.12.60 ClevelandCarrasco(R)7:10p9-54.289-72-113.24.61 TorontoGaviglio(R)2-23.815-40-016.03.94 AtlantaFoltynewicz(R)7:35p6-52.378-91-116.03.38 St.LouisWeaver(R)5-75.109-92-118.15.89 Chicago(AL)Rodon(L)8:10p1-34.291-51-119.14.19 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. VSOPP-Pitchersrecordversusthisopponent. THISDATEINBASEBALLJULY11 1914: BabeRuthmadehismajorleaguedebutforthe BostonRedSoxandreceivedcreditfora4-3victory overCleveland.Hewasremovedforapinchhitterin theseventh,andDuffyLewissingleledtothewinning run. 1944: PhilCavarettasetanAll-Stargamerecordby reachingbasesafely“vestraighttimes:triple,single, threewalks:toleadtheNLtoa7-1victoryovertheAL atForbesFieldinPittsburgh. 1950: TheAll-StargamereturnedtoComiskeyPark,the siteofthe“rstgame,andwaswonbytheNL4-3on RedSchoendiensts14th-inninghomerunoffTedGray. Itwasthe“rstextra-inningAll-Stargame,the“rsttime theNLwonatanALparkandthe“rstAll-Stargame shownonnetworktelevision. 1961: DespitearecordsevenerrorsandpitcherStu MillergettingblownofftheCandlestickParkmoundby agalewind,theNLedgedtheAL5-4inthe“rstoftwo All-Stargamesplayedthatyear. 1967: TonyPerezshomerunoffCat“shHunterinthe 15thinninggavetheNLa2-1wininthelongestgame inAll-Starhistory.ThegamewasplayedinCalifornias AnaheimStadium. 1973: JimNorthrupofDetroithittwograndslams, battingintheleadoffspot,toleadtheTigerstoa14-3 rompovertheTexasRangers.Northrupbecamethe sixthmajorleaguertohittwobases-loadedhomeruns inagame. 1978: SteveGarveykeyedtheNLs7-3All-Starvictory atSanDiegosJackMurphyStadiumwithagame-tying, two-runsingleandatriplethatsparkedafour-run eighthinning. S TATISTICALLEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,79;Betts,Boston,72;Trout, LosAngeles,68;Benintendi,Boston,66;Martinez, Boston,66;Judge,NewYork,64;Springer,Houston, 63;Altuve,Houston,61;Segura,Seattle,61;Ramirez, Cleveland,60. RBI: Martinez,Boston,77;Encarnacion,Cleveland,62; Gattis,Houston,62;Haniger,Seattle,62;Lowrie,Oakland,62;Judge,NewYork,60;Machado,Baltimore,60; KDavis,Oakland,59;Ramirez,Cleveland,59;2tiedat57. HITS: Altuve,Houston,123;Segura,Seattle,115;Cast ellanos,Detroit,110;Martinez,Boston,110;Lindor, Cleveland,108;Machado,Baltimore,107;Rosario,Minnesota,105;Merri“eld,KansasCity,102;Benintendi, Boston,100;Lowrie,Oakland,100. DOUBLES: Escobar,Minnesota,35;Bregman,Houston, 29;Lindor,Cleveland,28;Abreu,Chicago,27;Castellanos,Detroit,27;Merri“eld,KansasCity,27;Andujar, NewYork,26;4tiedat25. T RIPLES: Sanchez,Chicago,9;Hernandez,Toronto, 6;Benintendi,Boston,5;Smith,TampaBay,5;Jones, Detroit,4;Moncada,Chicago,4;Moreland,Boston,4; Profar,Texas,4;13tiedat3. HOMERUNS: Martinez,Boston,28;Judge,NewYork,25; T rout,LosAngeles,25;Ramirez,Cleveland,24;Lindor, Cleveland,23;Betts,Boston,22;Cruz,Seattle,22;Stant on,NewYork,22;3tiedat21. S TOLENBASES: Gordon,Seattle,22;Anderson,Chicago,21;Ramirez,Cleveland,19;Benintendi,Boston, 16;Betts,Boston,16;RDavis,Cleveland,16;DeShields, T exas,16;Merri“eld,KansasCity,16;Smith,Tampa Bay,15;Segura,Seattle,14. PITCHING: Severino,NewYork,14-2;Kluber,Cleveland, 12-4;Snell,TampaBay,12-4;Morton,Houston,11-2; Porcello,Boston,11-3;Rodriguez,Boston,11-3;Happ, T oronto,10-5;McCullers,Houston,10-3;7tiedat9. ERA: Snell,TampaBay,2.10;Severino,NewYork,2.12; Verlander,Houston,2.15;Sale,Boston,2.36;Bauer, Cleveland,2.45;Kluber,Cleveland,2.49;Cole,Houston, 2.57;Skaggs,LosAngeles,2.64;Morton,Houston,2.83; Manaea,Oakland,3.33. S TRIKEOUTS: Sale,Boston,176;Cole,Houston,169; Bauer,Cleveland,156;Paxton,Seattle,154;Verlander, Houston,154;Severino,NewYork,143;Morton,Houst on,141;Snell,TampaBay,132;Kluber,Cleveland,123; Berrios,Minnesota,122. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Albies,Atlanta,69;Blackmon,Colorado,66; Hernandez,Philadelphia,62;Goldschmidt,Arizona,60; Pham,St.Louis,59;Arenado,Colorado,58;6tiedat56. RBI: Suarez,Cincinnati,68;Baez,Chicago,65;Aguilar, Milwaukee,64;Arenado,Colorado,63;Story,Colorado, 62;Freeman,Atlanta,59;Markakis,Atlanta,59;Rizzo, Chicago,59;Gennett,Cincinnati,58;Kemp,LosAngeles, 58. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta,113;Castro,Miami,109;Albies, Atlanta,108;Freeman,Atlanta,108;Gennett,Cincinnati,107;Anderson,Miami,101;Turner,Washington, 100;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;Hosmer,SanDiego,23;Story, Colorado,23;4tiedat22. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,8;CTaylor,LosAngeles, 8;Baez,Chicago,6;Nimmo,NewYork,6;Contreras, Chicago,5;Dickerson,Pittsburgh,5;Story,Colorado,5; 9tiedat4. HOMERUNS: Aguilar,Milwaukee,23;Arenado,Colorado,22;Harper,Washington,22;Goldschmidt,Arizona, 20;Muncy,LosAngeles,20;Suarez,Cincinnati,19; Albies,Atlanta,18;8tiedat17. STOLENBASES: Inciarte,Atlanta,23;SMarte,Pittsburgh,23;MTaylor,Washington,23;Hamilton, Cincinnati,22;Turner,Washington,22;Baez,Chicago, 17;Cain,Milwaukee,17;Peraza,Cincinnati,17;Dyson, Arizona,16;2tiedat14. PITCHING: Nola,Philadelphia,12-2;Lester,Chicago, 11-2;Scherzer,Washington,11-5;Godley,Arizona,10-6; Greinke,Arizona,9-5;Mikolas,St.Louis,9-3;5tiedat8. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.80;Nola,Philadelphia,2.27; Scherzer,Washington,2.33;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,2.37; Lester,Chicago,2.46;Mikolas,St.Louis,2.63;Guerra, Milwaukee,2.79;Corbin,Arizona,3.05;Freeland,Colorado,3.18;Matz,NewYork,3.31. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,177;deGrom,New York,142;Corbin,Arizona,140;Nola,Philadelphia,126; Gray,Colorado,119;Greinke,Arizona,117;Foltynewicz, Atlanta,114;Velasquez,Philadelphia,107;Pivetta, Philadelphia,106;Stripling,LosAngeles,103.MONDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Baltimore5,N.Y.Yankees4,G1 Boston5,Texas0 TampaBay10,Detroit9,10innings N.Y.Yankees10,Baltimore2,G2 Minnesota3,KansasCity1 Oakland2,Houston0 NationalLeague N.Y.Mets4,Philadelphia3,G1,10inn. Pittsburgh6,Washington3 Miami4,Milwaukee3,10innings Philadelphia3,N.Y.Mets1,G2 L.A.Dodgers8,SanDiego2 SanFrancisco2,Chi.Cubs1,11inn. Interleague Cincinnati7,Cleveland5 THURSDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague OaklandatHouston,2:10p.m. N.Y.YankeesatCleveland,7:10p.m. TorontoatBoston,7:10p.m. TampaBayatMinnesota,8:10p.m. SeattleatL.A.Angels,10:07p.m. NationalLeague ArizonaatColorado,3:10p.m. MilwaukeeatPittsburgh,7:05p.m. WashingtonatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m. L.A.DodgersatSanDiego,10:10p.m. Interleague PhiladelphiaatBaltimore,6:05p.m.BASEBALLCALENDARJULY17: All-StarGame, Washington. JULY29: HallofFame inductions, Cooperstown,N.Y. JULY31: Lastdayto tradeaplayerwithout securingwaivers. OCT.2-3: Wild-cardgames. DEC.10-13: Winter meetings, LasVegas. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos722797296.344 AltuveHou9336561123.337 JMartinezBos8633266110.331 SeguraSea8434961115.330 TroutLAA913146898.312 MMachadoBal9034644107.309 BrantleyCle783184798.308 SimmonsLAA802964291.307 MDuffyTB742932990.307 CastellanosDet8935952110.306 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. AlmoraChC832664786.323 GennettCin8733255107.322 MarkakisAtl8935154113.322 RealmutoMia662654584.317 KempLAD862754187.316 FFreemanAtl8934356108.315 SuarezCin742774687.314 DickersonPit813043794.309 ArenadoCol843215898.305 AguilarMil802494676.305 ThroughJuly9 A rizonaDiamondbacksreliefpitcherArchieBradleyentertainshisfellowpitchersbydancingtothestadium musicasplayerswarmupbeforeTuesdaysgameagainsttheColoradoRockiesinDenver.[DAVIDZALUBOWSKI/THE ASSOCIATEDPRESS]

PAGE 17 | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 C5 RECREATIONBy Paul Jenkinspaul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBefore the season even started, things looked pretty bleak for the Umatilla Babe Ruth 14U softball team. Long on talent but short on numbers, it appeared Umatilla wouldnt have enough players to even field a team this year.Thats when Ed Bowes, a long-time coach in Umatilla, reached out to a friend in Mount Dora. The result has been an unbeat-able combination of players from the two communities. Literally unbeatable.Through almost 30 games this season, Umatilla has yet to taste defeat and recently completed a five-game sweep of the compe-tition at the state championships in Lake City.Now, as state champions, Umatilla is getting ready to head to the Babe Ruth World Series starting July 22 in Jensen Beach.Its because two communities came together that we are where we are now,Ž Bowes said. Were from all over, but weve come together as one team, and thats been special. I wanted my daughter to get to know girls from other places, and that has really happened with this team. They didnt really know each other before this season except to shake hands after games. Now theyve all become friends and hang out together.ŽMembers of the team are: McKayla Bowes, Lindsey Fiedler, Savannah Garrett, Olivia Giffing, Jaylee Kuerth, Payton Prentice, Elena Quinones, Alisamarie Rice, Ashlee Shaw, Raelin Smith and Arianna Spinnichia. In addition to Bowes, coaches for the team are Billy Giffing and Pat Garrett.Umatilla went undefeated during its Babe Ruth season and then won both of its games in Clermont to win the district and advance to the state tournament.The success starts with pitcher Prentice, who was in the circle for all five games in the state championship tournament.Youre going to be watching her pitch in college one day,Ž Bowes said. Without our pitcher, we really dont have a team.ŽUmatilla cruised through its first three games and then knocked out Clermont 4-3 in the semifinals. In the final, Umatilla gave Prentice an early run to work with and she made it stand up for a 1-0 win over Madeira Beach in the champi-onship game.That one was a nail-biter,Ž Bowes said. The girls were all pretty calm, but I wasnt the calm one. I was chewing a lot of gum.ŽNow the team is busy preparing for the World Series and trying to raise money for the trip. The have a account under Umatilla Babe Ruth 14U State Champs.The World Series is just the icing on the cake to an incredible season. The team reached its season-long goal by winning the state title, and now they are ready to see what they can do in Jensen Beach.My motto is that this was a job and going to work for me was practice and games,Ž Bowes said. The paycheck was the state championship, and we got paid. Now our goal has been accom-plished and we can go and enjoy the moment. Not many kids have this opportunity.ŽUnbeatable UmatillaUmatilla Babe Ruth 14U softball coach Ed Bowes talks with one of his assistants at a practice at North Lake Community Park in Umatilla recently. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Babe Ruth 14U so ball team claims state titleThe Umatilla Babe Ruth 14U softball team poses with the state championship trophy at a practice session at North Lake Community Park in Umatilla recently. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] To submit news or notes for the weekly recreation page, contact Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at paul. jenkins@dailycommercial. com or 352-365-8204. YMCA holding sports clinics for kidsThe Golden Triangle YMCA will be holding clin-ics for kids in soccer, flag football and basketball to help them get ready for fall sports.Each of the clinic run for a week and are for children ages 7 to 17. The cost is $50 for YMCA members and $80 for non-members.The soccer clinic will run July 16-20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The flag football clinic will run July 23-27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The basketball clinic will be July 30-Aug. 3 from noon to 2 p.m.Registration is available at the front desk of the YMCA, 1465 David Walker Drive, Tavares. For more information, email sports director Brittany Haller at Cardboard boat race set for Aug. 4The Lake County Rowing Association will hold its first Clermont Cardboard Classic on Aug. 4 at Water-front Park in Clermont. Registration for the race is open at boats must be made from cardboard while pad-dles can be manufactured and made of any material.There are four divisions for the races, starting with ages 5 to 9 (tadpole), 10 to 14 (guppy), 15 to 20 (dolphins) and 21 and over (whales). The cost for the tadpole and guppy divi-sions is $15 per person while the cost for dolphins is $20 per person and whales is $25 per person.For more information, including boat building rules, visit Leesburg sports registration now underwayThe Leesburg Recreation Department is currently taking registration for Pop Warner football and cheer-leading (ages 5-14), prep basketball (ages 13-17) and adult flag football (ages 16 and up). For more information on any of the programs, visit http:/ or call 352-728-9885. Take a run through the park each SaturdayClermont's parkrun 5k takes place every Saturday from Lake Hiawatha Pre-serve Park promptly at 7:30 a.m. The Hiawatha Preserve is located on west side of Lake Minneola in Clermont.The address is 450 12th St., Clermont.The event is free and put on by volunteers each week and draws an average of about 75 runners a week. Participants are asked to register and print out a one-time parkrun barcode that is used for timing. Printing out the personal barcode is essential.For more information or to register, visit clermontwaterfront. Chair yoga at Leesburg libraryThe Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St., offers a one-hour session of chair yoga each Monday at 5 p.m.The program is free and the stretch and strength poses are done safely from a chair. Beginners are wel-come. Wear loose clothing and bring water. For more information call Deb Bus-singer at 352-728-9790 or email & NOTES




DEAR ABBY: I have a wonderful husband of 11 years and three children. "Carl" is attentive, caring and always puts the needs of our family rst. You could say he is everyone's dream husband. Long story short, I cheated on him while I was on vacation. It started as innocent irtation, but then it went further. When "Brad" kissed me, I knew it wasn't going to stop there. Afterward, I not only didn't feel guilty, I did it again. I have been quietly communicating with Brad and sent him revealing photos and a graphic video of myself. He loved it, and we plan to meet again soon. Please help me understand why I am cheating on such a wonderful husband. Shouldn't I feel guilty? What can I do to stop this before it gets out of control and Carl nds out? I really don't want to lose him. -DON'T FEEL GUILTY DEAR DON'T FEEL GUILTY: I have a ash for you. This ing is already out of control. While the excitement may have gone out of your marriage, I guarantee that when Carl gets wind of this -start the countdown now -you'll have an abundance of it. If you really value your marriage, start devoting as much energy to working on it as you have been directing toward Brad. And pray that Brad is a good enough sport to delete the incriminating photos and video.DEAR ABBY: I am in love with a man who is 28 years younger than I am. I'll call him Albert. We want to get married, but I'm not sure how much the age difference really matters. We have been seeing each other for almost a year, and I know he loves me. We haven't told anyone except a few people. My son, 28, and my daughter, 40, don't know how serious we are. My granddaughter knows everything. I know my children may object because of the age difference and the fact that Albert is from another country (in Africa). To me, that doesn't matter, and it may not to them, but Albert is worried that Immigration may question us. We are both private people, and we want to be together as husband and wife. I can't give him children, but there are other ways we can have a child of our own. I want my kids to be happy for me. I really need to know what you think. -LOST IN LOVE IN NORTH CAROLINA DEAR LOST: That Albert is afraid of the questions Immigration might ask raises a red ag for me. What I think is that if you choose to proceed -as I suspect you probably will -you should be very cautious doing so.DEAR ABBY: I have a concern I suspect is shared by others. Keeping a journal has been shown to be of signicant psychological benet, but I do not want my private thoughts and concerns read by others after my death. Is this silly of me? I realize I'll be dead and gone, but the possibility of it happening inhibits me from recording my thoughts and feelings. Thanks for any insights you and/or your readers can offer. -PRIVATE IN VIRGINIA DEAR PRIVATE: Unless you have an executor you can trust to dispose of your journals when you are gone, my recommendation would be to keep your journals online, in the cloud, and able to be accessed only by you. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS Wife of perfect husband cheats without remorse HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2018:This year you have to act on your impulses rather than hold back. You might nd that a long-term desire emerges from out of the blue. If you are single, romance is yours, if you are open to the experience. This person could be a friend. If you are attached, the two of you grow to a new level of understanding. As a couple, you will go through some difcult phases that will be important to work through. A fellow CANCER makes a great condant.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Conversations in the morning might need to be rehashed at a later point. Though a partner seems to be focused, he or she might not be able to grasp every detail you share. Pause to ask yourself what is being lost in translation, and then nd a solution. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Communicate what is going on in the morning. You will be more gracious later in the day. Postpone a conversation if you can. Your unpredictability could emerge at any point. Expect a strong reaction. You could have difculty with someone at a distance. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Use the morning for anything that requires you to make a good impression. A change in priorities might cause a different orientation in the afternoon. Others seem distracted, and getting their attention could be difcult. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Your feelings swing from one extreme to the other. You might refuse to acknowledge them, or just allow them to wash over you. In the afternoon, you have the energy and desire to be more direct and forceful. It could be difcult to make a sudden change. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22)You might want to convince others of the rightness of your ways. Attempt to stay on top of a personal matter as well, but use the afternoon to address this concern. You will gain more information, and your listening skills will become a high priority. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You need to be more aware of what others are expecting from you. You might feel that certain people are being somewhat distracting. Friends seem to surround you. Recognize that you might not have enough time for them right now. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) In the morning, you might want to understand others motives for doing what you judge to be off the wall. Imagine what it is like to be each person. Once you have identied more with a key individual or two, you will come up with a great idea. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Youll be up for an intense interaction with a loved one more than you have been lately. Some of you might get in to work late. Dont be surprised by some of the far-out reactions you receive. Consider a change of pace as being necessary. You have a lot to think about.SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Allow more give-and-take between you and others. You could be in a position where you want to change direction. The unexpected occurs around your day-to-day life. Your schedule might stumble into chaos. Keep a close eye on your budget. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Let others know how you feel, and be more open. Your inclination might be to do the opposite, but resist behaving in that way. Feelings remain intense and intuitive. Try to turn a personal matter around through more understanding. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20FEB. 18) You might feel somewhat naughty in the morning. You could have a difcult time settling in and doing your work before the afternoon. Allow your creativity to ourish when you hit an obstacle. A partner could be full of suggestions. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Allow your feelings to ourish. A friend might be a naysayer to whatever you suggest. An older friend might be distant for personal reasons. Free yourself up, and enjoy the moment to the max. The afternoon has its own set of hassles, but you can get around them. | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 C7 TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, the 192nd day of 2018. There are 173 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On July 11, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a pistol duel in Weehawken, New Jersey. (Hamilton died the next day.) ON THIS DATE: In 1859 Big Ben, the great bell inside the famous London clock tower, chimed for the rst time. In 1955 the U.S. Air Force Academy swore in its rst class of cadets at its temporary quarters at Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado. In 1960 the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee was rst published by J.B. Lippincott and Co. In 1972 the World Chess Championship opened as grandmasters Bobby Fischer of the United States and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union began play in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Fischer won after 21 games.) In 1977 the Presidential Medal of Freedom was presented to polio vaccine pioneer Dr. Jonas Salk and (posthumously) to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. by President Jimmy Carter. In 1979 the abandoned U.S. space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.


C8 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | BUSINESS 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 JJ FMAMJ 2,680 2,740 2,800 S&P 500Close: 2,793.84 Change: 9.67 (0.3%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 27,200 JJ FMAMJ 23,960 24,460 24,960 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 24,919.66 Change: 143.07 (0.6%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1427 Declined 1406 New Highs 127 New Lows 14 Vol. (in mil.) 2,997 Pvs. Volume 3,009 1,672 1,761 1122 1728 114 30 NYSE NASDDOW 24945.38 24806.97 24919.66 +143.07 +0.58% +0.81% DOW Trans. 10721.02 10584.54 10655.23 -32.43 -0.30% +0.40% DOW Util. 717.39 700.09 713.75 +6.82 +0.96% -1.33% NYSE Comp. 12820.08 12782.77 12814.64 +37.72 +0.30% +0.05% NASDAQ 7777.48 7731.98 7759.20 +3.00 +0.04% +12.40% S&P 500 2795.58 2786.24 2793.84 +9.67 +0.35% +4.50% S&P 400 2015.58 2000.43 2008.12 -1.03 -0.05% +5.66% Wilshire 5000 29199.99 29077.99 29159.72 +48.01 +0.16% +4.91% Russell 2000 1708.56 1689.35 1695.62 -8.98 -0.53% +10.43% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 31.17 39.80 32.50 +.35 +1.1 s t s -16.4 -7.7 12 2.00 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 143.42 140.65 -.30 -0.2 s s s +41.1 +38.5 25 0.24 Amer Express AXP 83.33 103.24 99.91 ... ... s t s +0.6 +20.1 16 1.40 AutoNation Inc AN 38.59 62.02 48.38 -2.10 -4.2 t t t -5.7 +20.8 12 ... Brown & Brown BRO 21.15 28.80 28.66 -.11 -0.4 s s s ... +34.7 28 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 44.97 +.57 +1.3 s s s -2.0 +3.5 76 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 33.34 -.22 -0.7 t s s -16.4 -11.2 16 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 76.27 111.43 109.80 -.63 -0.6 t s s +14.4 +25.4 23 3.00f Disney DIS 96.20 113.18 106.03 +.01 ... s s s -1.4 +4.2 15 1.68 Gen Electric GE 12.61 27.05 14.17 +.22 +1.6 s s s -18.9 -44.4 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 44.69 +.38 +0.9 s s s -24.6 -13.7 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 111.72 170.54 146.44 +.49 +0.3 s t s +3.4 +31.4 26 2.28 Home Depot HD 144.25 207.61 197.61 +1.53 +0.8 s t s +4.3 +31.3 26 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 144.71 +.32 +0.2 s t s -5.7 -1.6 10 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 70.76 108.98 99.01 +2.05 +2.1 s t s +6.5 +27.8 22 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.75 26.65 +.39 +1.5 s s s +44.1 +50.8 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 139.53 170.65 167.44 +2.12 +1.3 t s s +7.2 +20.7 12 4.44f PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 112.89 +5.13 +4.8 s s s -5.9 -3.8 23 3.71f Suntrust Bks STI 51.96 73.37 69.18 -.36 -0.5 s t s +7.1 +23.1 14 1.60 WalMart Strs WMT 73.13 109.98 87.21 +1.28 +1.5 s s s -11.7 +16.8 21 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 25.27 +.25 +1.0 s t s -13.3 -9.6 32 1.00 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest Hundred dollar car note, two hundred rent; I get a check on Friday, but its already ready spent.Ž Huey Lewis and the News, Workin for a LivinŽIn spite of low unemployment and a consensus that an economic recovery has taken place, wage growth continues to stall. If the economy is good, where are the high-paying jobs that can support a family? Unemployment is at its lowest level in 17 years and is likely to remain below 4 percent for the foreseeable future. Wage growth has often been a byproduct of tight labor markets: Employers have to pay more to get good employees, or, for that matter, any employees, because there is such competition for labor. But while wages have grown at over 3 percent per year since 2015, the rate of growth has stalled significantly. Wage growth was at its lowest level since the Great Recession (under 2 percent) in 2010, and has increased somewhat since then, but remains far below the 5 percent growth level achieved by the economy in 2000. The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates periodically this year based partly on these low unemployment numbers. Simply stated, wage growth has traditionally accompanied low unemployment, and raising interest rates is a hedge against inflation. So why arent paychecks getting considerably larger? Lets consider two aspects of our current economy: an aging populace and hyper-globalization. A large number of potential employees out there are growing older. But many business owners and employers are hesitant to hire and pay large salaries to older workers. We have shorter runways than our millennial peers. The median age in the U.S. is now over 38, more than a year older than it was only four years ago. The alternative, of course, is to hire to a younger person, a person with less experience but who may be willing to work for less. So unemployment remains low, but actual wage growth is stymied. Secondly, international business competition is exerting forces on our economy that we havent experienced since the late 1800s. When a foreign company makes a competitive product while paying its workers far less than U.S. workers are paid, its difficult for American businesses to compete on price. So business owners save money by paying employees less and then pass those savings on to consumers in order to remain competitive in the international marketplace. Theres always been international business competition, but increasing hyper-globalization is creating a larger impact on our economy, and on the level of our wages, than at any time in American history. Theres just no way around it. Its complicated and confounding. The economy continues to improve; wages remain relatively flat. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column Arbor OutlookŽ, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management LLC.ARBOR OUTLOOKUnemployment declines but wage growth stalls Margaret McDowell MARKET WATCHDow 24,919.66 143.07 Nasdaq 7,759.20 3.00 S&P 2,793.84 9.67 Russell 1,695.62 8.99 NYSE 12,814.64 37.32COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,253.80 4.30 Silver 16.003 .050 Platinum 842.00 7.00 Copper 2.8285 .0105 Oil 74.11 0.26MARKET MOVERS€ PepsiCo: Up $5.13 to $112.89 „ The beverage company posted a larger second-quarter pro“ t than analysts expected. € Chevron Corp.: Up $1.60 to $127.59 „ Energy company stocks rose Tuesday as oil prices increased.BRIEFCASESouthwest will stop serving peanuts on ” ightsSouthwest Airlines will stop giving away peanuts on flights next month, ending a tradition that goes back decades.The airline said Tuesday it was pulling peanuts from all flights because of concern for passengers with peanut allergies. They will be replaced by pretzels and, on some longer flights, other free snacks.WASHINGTONUS workers willingness to quit hits 17-year highThe proportion of Ameri-can workers that quit their jobs in May reached the highest level in 17 years, a sign that more people are confident they can find a new job, likely at higher pay.Businesses also adver-tised fewer jobs in May than the previous month, but the tally of open positions out-numbered the ranks of the unemployed for only the second time in the past two decades, the Labor Depart-ment said Tuesday. The Associated Press By Paul Wiseman and Christopher RugaberThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ As the trade war between the worlds two largest economies nears the end of its first week, its most unset-tling fact may be this: No one seems to foresee any clear path to peace.The United States insists that China abandon the brass-knuckles tactics its used to try to supplant Americas technological dominance. Yet Beijing isnt about to drop its zeal to acquire the technology it sees as crucial to its prosperity.Having run for the White House on a vow to force China to reform its trade policies, President Donald Trump wont likely yield to vague promises by Beijing to improve its behavior „ or to pledges to buy more American soybeans or liquefied natural gas.It certainly feels like were in for a protracted fight,Ž said Timothy Keeler of the law firm Mayer Brown and a former chief of staff at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Truthfully, I dont know what the off-ramp is.ŽThe first shots sounded Friday: The United States slapped 25 percent taxes on $34 billion in Chinese imports. China quickly lashed back with tariffs on $34 billion in U.S. products. Eliminating the new tar-iffs will prove a lot harder than it was to raise them in the first place, said Wendy Cutler, a former U.S. trade negotiator who is a vice president at the Asia Society Policy Institute. Both sides have too much at stake and dont want to back down.ŽSo how does the trade war end? Analysts offer several potential scenarios:China blinksThe Trump administration boasts that China has more to lose in a trade war. After all, Beijing sold $524 billion worth of goods and services to the United States last year and bought far less „ $188 billion. So China has far fewer goods to tax than the United States does.And Chinas benchmark stock index „ the Shanghai Composite „ has dropped 15 percent this year, at least partly on fears about damage from the trade conflict with Washington. So its possible that economic pressure could persuade Beijing to cave. Yet many analysts are skeptical. Trump blinksTrump faces pressures, too. The Chinese designed their tariffs to inflict political pain in the United States. They have, for example, targeted soybeans and other farm products in a shot at Trump supporters in the American heartland. And U.S. farmers are represented by trade groups and congressional delega-tions who arent shy about attacking U.S. policies that threaten farm incomes.But the president would also find it hard to back down. Hes already considered one possible solution only to back away from it. In May, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced after a meeting with the Chinese that the trade war was on holdŽ and the tariffs sus-pended after Beijing agreed to reduce the U.S. trade deficit by buying more American energy and farm products.Yet the cease-fire quickly collapsed once critics complained that the Trump administration was letting China buy its way out of the impasse. A win-win resolutionTaiya Smith, a former Treasury official who handled negotiations with China, says its possible a deal could be reached in which Beijing ends its predatory practices but can still keep itself competitive in advanced industries. The key, she says, is persuading China that its tech companies dont need massive assistance from the state.Their companies are becoming very powerful,Ž Smith said. They have to be willing to compete on a level play-ing field. They no longer need a leg up.ŽBut she said the U.S. would have to make con-cessions, too, perhaps by agreeing to let China play a bigger role in global economic policymaking. The war drags onScott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing and a sharp critic of Beijings trade practices, wants to see the tariffs remain until either U.S. companies leave China or Beijing opens its market wider to American goods and investment.They should stay on for long enough that they manifest some change,Ž he said. I dont see the tariffs coming off any-time soon.Ž Stuck in trade war, US and China face uncertain pathA ship-to-shore crane prepares to load a 40-foot shipping container onto a container ship Thursday at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. [STEPHEN B. MORTON/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]


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