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SALUTE | B1EUSTIS VET NOW SERVES AT MILITARY HOSPITAL LOCAL & STATE | A3FISH CAMP IN TAVARES OFFERS TWIST TO THE MENU SPORTS | C1LIGHTNING SET LEAGUE WIN STREAK RECORD @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Saturday, July 14, 2018 75 ¢ Opinion .......................A7 Weather .......................A8 Salute ...........................B1 Faith ...........................B3 Sports..........................C1 Classifieds ...................C7 Volume 142, Issue 195 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 Russians hacked Clinton campaign in attempt to help Trump win in 2016, according to indictmentBy Eric TuckerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and Democratic Party, releas-ing tens of thousands of stolen and politically damaging communications, in a sweep-ing conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, according to a grand jury indictment announced days before President Donald Trumps summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.The indictment stands as special counsel Robert Muellers first allegation implicating the Russian gov-ernment directly in criminal behavior meant to sway the presidential election.U.S. intelligence agencies have said the meddling was aimed at helping the Trump campaign and harming the election bid of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. The effort also included bogus Facebook ads and social media postings that prosecutors say were aimed at influencing public opinion and sowing discord on hot-button social issues.The indictment lays out a broad, coordinated effort starting in March 2016 to break into key Democratic email accounts, such as those belonging to the Democratic National Committee, the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Among those targeted was John Podesta, the Clinton campaign chairman.The Kremlin denied anew 12 accused of election meddling By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield @dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ City commissioners gave the nod Thursday to finding a way to link downtown with Venetian Gardens.Commissioners decided at a budget workshop to set aside $1 million to achieve the goal. The first step will be to spend up to $75,000 to hire a consultant to come up with a plan, City Manager Al Minner said Friday.The city has spent millions renovating Venetian Gar-dens, with a new playground and splash pad and improve-ments to Ski Beach, and it is about to start construction of a new community building and sites for restaurants and docks.$1M earmarked to link Venetian Gardens, downtownMeia Williams, 13, plays on a swing at the Kids Korner playground at Rogers Park at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] A group of people walk down Main Street in Leesburg. Trees were recently planted down Palmetto Street from Main to Magnolia streets in what will become Beacon Colleges Virginia Margaret Durand Park. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER / DAILY COMMERCIAL] By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield @dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ After years of service in the state Legislature and the Lake County School Board, Larry Metz on Friday took on a new role and a black robe as a circuit judge.He was grateful at his investiture ceremony, thankful, he said, for Gov. Rick Scott appointing him to the slot vacated by the retirement of Circuit Judge William law. Scott made the announcement from the floor of the House.He began by thanking God, his family, including his wife of 38 years, Mariko, and his daughters, Marla and Christina. His daugh-ters helped him don his new robe.He was humbled, too, by all the judges who showed up, some from other parts of the state. It was a jury box overflow crowd of black-robe-wearing jurists, including Chief 5th Judicial Circuit Judge Sue Robbins, who administered the oath of office.He remarked that he always put judges on a ped-estal. I always felt I got a fair shake for my client. I think the culture of our judiciary in Florida is that justice is dispensed fairly and impartially without favor.ŽOur country does value the rule of law, which makes us superior in many ways to other countries that dont have the rule of law,Ž he said. People can invest here and know that their property rights are protected by the rule of law, and so is their A high callingJudge Larry Metz tries on his robe with help from daughters Marla and Christina during an investiture ceremony at the Lake County Courthouse on Friday. [TOM BENITEZ / CORRESPONDENT] Larry Metz thankful as hes sworn in as circuit judge By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield @dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA „ The State Attorneys office Friday announced it will not be filing charges in the death of a developmentally dis-abled patient at the longtime troubled Carlton Palms Edu-cational Facility on March 1.An ambulance was called to the facility on that date at 1:30 p.m. for William Lamson, 26, who was found unresponsive on the floor of his bedroom.Lamson had been diagnosed with bipolar and oppositional defiant disorders and hyperactivity.He had a long history of difficult and dangerous behaviors including a high level of self-injuryƒ physical aggression, tantrums, elopement and property destruction,Ž according to the memo written by Assistant State Attorney Walter Forgie, who is in charge of the Lake County office.Lamson was moved to Carlton Palms from another facility in 2005 due to an increase in self-injury requiring medically ordered mechanical restraints.ŽLast May, a doctor ordered a helmet for Lamson due to blindness in right eye and possible detached retina,Ž the memo said. Under the assigned behavioral plan, Lamson was to be given access to the device if he asked for it.His behavior plan called for staff to immediately block any further attempts at self-injury, aggression or property destruction. Then, redirect him back to the activity at hand with no more comments on the behavior.ŽHowever, Forgie noted, the behavioral plan provides no direction as to how staff should block such behavior.ŽThat became an issue, starting at 1:07 p.m.Thats when surveillance video shows staffer Justin No charges to be led in death at Carlton PalmsSee LINK, A5 See CALLING, A5 See DEATH, A5 See MEDDLING, A5


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Prepayments for 3 months or more, mail to: Circulation Dept., the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. Billed monthly at the rates shown. LOTTERY GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIPPalestinians say teenager killed in border violenceGazas Health Ministry said Friday that a 15-year-old Pales-tinian was killed by Israeli fire at a border protest.Thousands of Palestinians gathered near the Gaza border for a weekly protest.Some threw firebombs at Israeli forces from behind the thick black smoke of burning tires. Others flew incendiary kites across the fence.The Israeli military said Palestinians hurled grenades and explosive devices toward the fence and troops. It said troops saw Palestinians trying to breach the security fence and infiltrate into IsraelŽ and opened fire.The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza has led border protests aimed in part at drawing attention to the Israeli-Egyptian blockade imposed after Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007.BERLINCourt orders former bin Laden aide brought back to GermanyA court in Germany ordered authorities Friday to bring back a former aide to Osama bin Laden „ hours after he was deported to his native Tunisia on Friday.Sami A., whose last name wasnt given due to privacy laws, was flown to Tunis on a charter aircraft and handed over to Tunisian authorities, despite a court ruling blocking the move.The administrative court in the western city of Gelsenkirchen had ruled Thursday that the man should remain in Germany until the government receives guarantees he wont face torture in his homeland. But the fax informing authorities about the courts decision was sent on Friday morning „ after the man had already landed in Tunisia.SAO PAULOCharges “ led against former executive of US companyBrazilian prosecutors have filed corruption and money laundering charges against Paul Bragg, the former chief execu-tive officer of Houston-based offshore drilling contractor Vantage DrillingFederal prosecutors said in a Thursday night statement that Bragg was involved in the pay-ment of $31 million in bribes to a former executive of state-owned oil company Petrobras.The statement says the bribe was paid to help Vantage win a $1.8 billion contract in 2009 to charter a drill ship to Petrobras. The Associated Press President attempts to smooth relations a er critical remarks about British prime minister By Jill Colvin and Jonathan LemireThe Associated PressLONDON „ President Donald Trump closed out a turbulent 30-hour visit to England on Friday that featured massive protests, moments of pageantry and startling diplomatic back-flips as the U.S. leader tried to smooth over controver-sies on trade, Brexit and his critical assessment of British Prime Minister Theresa May.After a breach of protocol in bashing his hosts, Trump was on his best behavior as he wrapped up the visit, insisting the U.S.-U.K. relationship is at the high-est level of specialŽ before dropping by Windsor Castle for tea with the queen and heading off for a weekend at one of his golf courses in Scotland. He left a trail of double-talk and chaos that has become a pattern in the U.S. presidents recent over-seas travels.Even Trumps reception by Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle became a dramatic split-screen event, as the Justice Department in Washington simultaneously announced indictments against 12 Russian military intelligence officers for 2016 election interference, charges issued just days before Trumps summit with Russias Vladimir Putin on Monday.Trumps pomp-filled visit to the U.K. was overshadowed by an explosive interview in The Sun news-paper in which he blasted May, blamed Londons mayor for terrorist attacks against the city and argued that Europe was losing its cultureŽ because of immigration.The president who prides himself on not apologizing did his own version of backpedaling at a news con-ference with May on Friday, seeking to blame his favorite foil for any perceived friction with May, whom he lavished with praise after having questioned her leadership.I didnt criticize the prime minister,Ž Trump said. I have a lot of respect for the prime minister.Ž He blamed the newspaper for skipping over his praise of May in a piece that was published Thursday just as the prime minister played host to Trump at an opulent welcome dinner at a country palace.The president then urged reporters to listen to a full recording of the interview, which he said would give the full picture. But the audio already posted on The Suns website only undermined Trumps familiar charge of fake news.ŽIn the interview, Trump criticized Mays plan for Brexit and said it may cause a proposed U.K.-U.S. trade deal to collapse. He questioned her competence just as her government is in turmoil from contentious negotiations on how Britain will leave the European Union.Well, I think the deal that she is striking is not what the people voted on,Ž Trump said in the inter-view. He also praised one of Mays political rivals, former foreign secretary Boris John-son, who resigned from her government in protest this week. The president backed away from the comments on Friday, saying of Mays Brexit talks: Whatever youre going to do is OK with us. Just make sure we can trade together. Thats all that matters.ŽMay, for her part, praised the strength of the British-U.S. bond. But in a gentle rebuke, she said: It is all of our responsibility to ensure that trans-Atlantic unity endures.ŽAs for her relationship with Trump, she said: We are friends.ŽTrump was greeted by massive protests across Britain, including tens of thousands of demonstrators who filled the streets of London alongside a giant balloon that flew over Parlia-ment on Friday depicting him as a cell-phone-toting angry baby in a diaper.In a frenetic news conference at Chequers, Mays official country house, an unrestrained Trump blamed his predecessor for Russian aggression in Crimea, placed fair trade at the center of Britains efforts to leave the European Union, defended his beliefs that immigration has damaged Europe and repeat-edly jousted with television correspondents whose cov-erage he found critical.The news conference was a scene in itself, featuring the moos of cows in the distance. And Trump at times drew laughs from some Brit-ish reporters, who jeered his criticism of the media and openly laughed at his numerous boasts.The presidents bombast at Chequers was offset by a rare moment of delicacy hours later, when a chauffeured Range Rover took Trump and first lady Melania Trump to the courtyard of Windsor Castle, where Queen Elizabeth II was awaiting them under a canopy on a dais.There were handshakes all around, then the three-some stood side-by-side as a military band played Americas national anthem. With the queen in the middle, the Trumps seemed to tower over the monarch, who stands roughly 5-foot-3. The presi-dent is about 6-foot-2, and Mrs. Trump is near that in her stilettos.The president and queen then broke off to review the troops, walking slowly past a line of Coldstream Guards wearing traditional bearskin hats. While Trump typi-cally likes to take the lead, he appeared mostly to follow the queens direction, adjusting his pace to hers.The meeting with the queen, a traditional sign of prestige and power, was lost to some, as U.S. cable networks began cutting away to cover the Russian indictments. And calls from Congress grew louder for Trump to cancel Mondays meeting in Helsinki with Putin, whom Trump has pre-viously declined to challenge on 2016 election meddling.In Britain, the takeaway from Trumps trip across the pond will probably be the interview, in which he accused May of ruining what her country stands to gain from its Brexit vote to leave the EU. Trump linked his own election to the June 2016 referendum in which a slim majority of British voters sup-ported leaving the EU.Trump walks back barbs as trip endsU.S. President Donald Trump, left, with British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, during their meeting Friday at Chequers in Buckinghamshire, England. [PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] DATELINESLONDONAn iceberg four miles wide has broken off from a glacier in eastern Greenland and scientists have captured the dramatic event on video. New York University professor David Holland, an expert in atmospheric and ocean science, told The Associated Press that this is the largest event weve seen in over a decade in Greenland.Ž [MAGNUS KRISTENSEN/RITZAU SCANPIX VIA AP]OKLAHOMA CITYMedical marijuana supporters hold signs outside of an Oklahoma Board of Health meeting Tuesday in Oklahoma City. Civil lawsuits have been “ led in two Oklahoma counties accusing state health of“ cials of improperly imposing strict rules on the states recently approved medical marijuana industry. 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PAGE 3 | Saturday, July 14, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS By Linda CharltonCorrespondentCLERMONT „ South Lake saw its first candidate forum of this election season Thursday as the Clermont Chain of Lakes Foundation hosted a public forum at the Clermont City Center.Participants included: mayoral candidates incum-bent Gail Ash and challengers Jack Kruse, a veteran police officer nearing retirement, and Keith Mullins, a local business owner. Council member Diane Travis did not attend but submitted written answers in advance. Her challenger, political newcomer Ebo Entsuah, who grew up in Clermont, was in attendance, along with County Commissioner Sean Parks, Lake County Water Authority Board candidates Casey Griffin, Vance Jochim and Susan Fetter and circuit judge candidate Don Barbee.Not surprisingly, the sub-ject of the Clermont boat ramp came up several times. The candidates directly involved in the controversy „ Ash and Mullins „ both said they were given bad information from staff members and consultants.The city was blindsided,Ž Mullins said.But residentKevin Candidates face o in Clermont By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ Jim Jordan didnt blow his top when a tornado ripped the top of his Fish Camp on Lake Eustis restaurant on July 4. A week later, he was still as cool as cucumber on a salad plate when he reopened his doors for business.We opened at 11 oclock,Ž he said. Were back in full swing.ŽIf Fish Camp didnt get a full swing on July 4, it got a little bit of rocking when a tornado raced across the lake from Leesburg at 2:30 p.m.It shook the whole building," said Jordan, who also heard the sound of a freight train passing overhead.The twister sent diners on the deck scurrying inside and clawed the roof, ripping off the kitchen exhaust fan and hurling it onto U.S. Highway 441 and sending turbines turning out of sight.Thank God no one was hurt,Ž he said. It was a A menu with a twistJim Jordan, owner of Fish Camp on Lake Eustis in Tavares, has reopened six days after a tornado damaged the restaurant. For the occasion, he has created some new specials, including Shrimp Tornado and a Tavares Tornado. [PHOTOS BY TOM BENITEZ / CORRESPONDENT] Reopened restaurant pays tribute to July 4 tornado with new dishesFish Camp on Lake Eustis in Tavares is offering some new specials after a July 4 tornado hit the restaurant. [TOM BENITEZ / CORRESPONDENT] By Daniel SmithsonGatehouse Media FloridaAfter nearly 23 years, the cities of Waldo and Lawtey are no longer designated Traffic TrapsŽ by AAA.AAA announced Tuesday ithad approved a request from the cities to remove the designation after they made significant improvementsŽ to traffic enforcement, said Matt Nasworthy, AAA's Florida public affairs direc-tor. The improvements, Nasworthy said, include increased warnings, officer training and participation in national traffic safety campaigns.It was just due from how far they've come,Ž he said. They changed their practices and policies, and its gotten to the point where we just thought it was time to change it."We stay on top of it because its important to Florida travelers that we are giving accurate descrip-tion of highways byways of all of the cities and towns in Florida."Waldo and Lawtey were first designated by AAA as Traffic Traps in August 1995, following a flurry of motorist complaints and investigation by AAA clearly demon-strating that profit, and not safety, was the primary motivation for issuing traffic citations, a AAA release says.Waldo was long known as one of the most notorious speed traps in the country. Its police department was found to have been told to issue speeding tickets based on quotas, a practice which led to the disbanding of the force in 2014.Traffic enforcement in the city is now handled by the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.In letters sent to Lawtey Police Chief Shane Bennett and Mayor Jimmie Scott, it appears Bennett formally requested AAA remove the speed trap designation.Scott said he and others in Lawtey reached out to AAA to have the organization lift the speed trap designation because it cast a shadow on the small town, steering people away from driving through a place with friendly people.ŽWe're just a small town with one traffic light right now. Were looking for economic growth here in Lawtey and for businesses to locate here,Ž Scott said. We thought that designation could have a negative effect on that happening.ŽScott said a couple of years ago, Lawtey officials sat down with AAA representativeswholaid out areas of policing that needed improvement.He said AAA looked at revenue generated from citations and believedLawteypolicemight have been handing out too many citations for speeding.Scottargued that the cita-tions issued were generating enough revenue to fund the Lawtey Police Department butwere not providing addi-tional revenueto thecitys general fund.Duringthe meeting, he said, AAA called for police officers monitoringtraffic speeds to be in marked police carsvisible to drivers. AAA also suggested warnings could be issued more often.AAA says Waldo, Lawtey no longer speed trapsSigns that say speed strictly enforcedŽ hang on Kennard Street in Waldo on July 10, 2018. Waldo and Lawtey saw their traf“ c trapŽ designations from AAA removed. [LAUREN BACHO/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] By Brendan FarringtonThe Associated PressTALLAHASSEE „ Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order Thursday responding to confusion over a new Florida law, and hes making it clear that it doesnt make public beaches private.A law that went into effect July 1 makes clear the process local governments have to follow in order to allow public access to otherwise-privately owned beaches. It doesnt change beach ownership, though it did void a beach access ordinance passed in Walton County in the western Panhandle.Because Floridians and our visitors deserve to have access to our world-class beaches, and property owners deserve to have their property rights respected, it is critical that there be no room for confu-sion regarding access to public beaches in Florida,Ž Scott said in the order.In Florida, many homeown-ers own the sand down to the average high-water line, though some counties have passed local ordinances that let the public use otherwise private beaches for sunbath-ing, fishing and walking if people have historically had access for those purposes.The new law spells out the process for local governments to allow public access to those beaches, including providing notice to property owners and having the ordinances approved by a court. Walton Scott makes it clear: Florida isnt privatizing beaches EUSTISMans shirt might as well have said, arrest meThere was something famil-iar about the guy in Dollar General, both to the manager and to the police officer who responded to a call about a drunk person at noon Thursday.Then, the clerk realized what it was. The man was the same guy she had seen on surveillance video burglar-izing the store. It was the navy blue shirt that was the tip-off because it had words on it that said: This guy needs a beer.ŽThe officer, having also seen the video, noticed the shirt and the man wearing it.When the officer stopped David J. Devoss, 53, outside the Bay Street store, he found a pack of smoked sausages under his shirt, a phone char-ger and an adapter that he had not purchased.Devoss, of Eustis, told police he was homeless and addicted to cocaine. He said he used a shopping cart to break open the door on Tuesday, when he stole two four-packs of beer and tried to break into a cigarette display.He was arrested and charged with retail theft, fourth attempt. The other cases were out of state. He was also charged with burglary and criminal mischief. In an unrelated case, he was charged with grand theft of a laptop from his landlord.DELTONAPastor accused of taking pic up parishioners dress A pastor in Florida is under arrest and out of a job after allegedly recording images under the dress of a parishioner as she bent over to put a child in a car seat.Thirty-one-year-old Brian RickŽ Kenyon Jr., formerly with the Florida Church of Christ, was arrested Thursday after noon on a charge of video voyeurism.Volusia County Sheriffs spokesman Andrew Gant tells The Daytona Beach NewsJournal that the 41-year-old woman reported the incident on April 24, telling investigators it happened two weeks earlier when she attended a service at the Church of Christ of Deltona.An arrest report says that she felt skin against her leg and turned to see Kenyon holding his cellphone.Gant said Kenyon has been removedŽ from the church.Jail records dont list a lawyer.TALLAHASSEEManager “ red for stopping gun theft gets job backA manager at a Florida sport-ing goods store says hes been rehired after being fired for tackling a man who was steal-ing a handgun.An attorney for 32-year-old Dean Crouch said Friday that Texas-based Academy Sports and Outdoors unconditionally reinstated his client. Crouch previously said he was fired Tuesday for violating a company policy against touching customers.Tallahassee police say 24-year-old Jason White was arrested June 29 after Academy Sports employees detained him while trying to run out of the store with a firearm, ammuni-tion and backpack. Police say White also stole two guns from a pawn shop hours earlier.Following national media reports about the firing, Crouchs attorney, Ryan Hobbs, said Academy Sports offered Crouch his old job, and Crouch accepted.BOYNTON BEACHPolice: Nursing home workers duct-taped patient to chairTwo Florida nursing home employees are charged Devoss See BRIEFS, A4 See TRAPS, A4 See BEACHES, A4 See TWIST, A4 See FACE OFF, A4


Countys ordinance didnt fit the states pro-cess, but it is the only place in Florida where beach use changed when the law went into effect. But theres been wide-spread confusion on what the law does, leaving some people afraid that theyd no longer have access to beaches around the state.Scott, who owns a $14 million beachfront home in Naples, is directing the state Department of Environmental Protection to establish a website where the public can report any prob-lems with gaining access to public beaches. The agency must review the complaints and issue a report to the Legislature on their findings.The DEP will also serve as a liaison between the public and local governments about how the new law should be implemented.Scott also ordered all agencies under his direc-tion not to implement any rules restricting access to public beaches unless its to protect safety.He also urged any other government agencies to not pass ordinances to restrict access to public beaches and urged state attorneys to take appro-priate actions to ensure that the ability of the public to access Floridas public beaches in accor-dance with longstanding Florida law is preserved and is not infringed.Ž A4 Saturday, July 14, 2018 | Funeral Services Shirley Price Sawyer, age 90, of Winder, Georgia went to be with her Lord on July 11, 2018. She was born September 11, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio to Louis A. and Florence Leibold Price. Mrs. Sawyer was the widow of Mr. F. E. TomŽ Sawyer and was a member of The Winder, Georgia First United Methodist Church, where she served in many roles. A former resident of Grand Island, Florida, she had lived in Winder for the past four years. She was a retired realtor, having served with Shamrock Realty in Eustis. Surviving are Daughter, Tracey (Jim) Fries of Hoschton, Georgia, Son, Tim (Ruby Ann) Sawyer of Nahunta, Georgia, Grandchildren, Sam (Lanette) Jackson, Jessica (Zach) Fussell, Monica (Jason) Bedgood and Benjamin Sawyer, Great Grandchildren, Carson Jackson, Harper Claire Fussell and J. J. Bedgood, Step Granddaughter, Natalie (Nate) Walker, Step Great Grandchildren, Adelaide Walker and Wyatt Walker, Step-Granddaughter, Brittany Fries. Services will be held in the Hamlin & Hilbish Chapel on Monday, July 16th at 11 AM, private interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Eustis. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Northeast Georgia, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite 222, Gainesville, Georgia 30501. You may share your own special thoughts and memories by visiting hamlinhilbish. com. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors 326 E. Orange Avenue, Eustis. 352-357-4193. Shirley Price Sawyer TodaysServices Some beachfront property owners in Walton County have posted signs warning beachgoers not to trespass. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] In this April 9 “ le photo, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announces his bid to run for the U.S. Senate at a news conference in Orlando, Fla. [ AP FILE PHOTO ] McKenna wanted to know more.You really rely on your staff. Let us know what youre going to do,Ž he said. You cant just say you have bad informa-tion. What are you going to do to fix the problem?ŽAsh responded by saying that we have to pay attention (to staff)Ž and thats not fairŽ to blame council when bad decisions are the result of bad input.Newcomber Kruse thinks residents voices need to be heard.What I think is happening is that theres a certain amount of steering going on. I think were listening too much to the developers and not enough to the citizens.ŽKruse also believes a lack of political experience is not an issue. I have 25 years of experi-ence sitting on either side of me and still they got the boat ramp wrong.ŽCouncil candidate Entsuah said, Im a big advocate of performance-based pay. Staff needs to be held accountable. Council needs to be held accountable.ŽThe themes going through the answers were that since the natural beauty of the area is a big part of the draw, its necessary to preserve the beauty in order to sustain any sort of growth, that a balance is necessary. Water Authority candidate Fetter figures the two go hand in hand,Ž because if the beauty isnt there any more, the growth stops. Ash mentioned the Wellness Way plans as a good example of develop-ment that does maintain a balance. Mullins advo-cates use of native plants, with their minimal water requirements. Entsuahs answer was cautionary: not growth for growths sake, not annexation for annexations sake.Ž Kruse bemoaned the loss of landscape through the areas rapid residential growth and cautioned that it was critical to look carefully at the upcoming non-residential growth, as that is the best oppor-tunity to preserve and protect the areas remain-ing natural assets.Speaking in terms of priorities, Kruse, in particular, emphasized public safety. Entsuah advocated for transparency in government. Mullins spoke of getting us back in that friendly communityŽ he remembers from 30 years ago, and ensuring that the young have good jobs and affordable housing available locally.On the subject of lakes experience, the common theme was accessibility. Ash said, create an environment that draws people to them.Ž Mul-lins named cleanlinessŽ as the biggest priority for enhancing the lake experience. Travis also listed cleanliness as her first priority in her writ-ten response, with safety coming in second. FACE OFFFrom Page A3 We did all those things. Weve been givingout morewarnings,Ž Scott said, addingthat the city'scompliance with AAAwas a part of an effort to clean up Law-teys image. But I always tell people if they're going over 10 miles per hour over the speed limit,they can expect a ticket.ŽA letter sent to Waldo Mayor Louie Davis says AAA formally requested that the national AAA organization remove the designation, noting there had been fewer citations made under the Alachua County sheriff's authority. Florida lawmakers ruling traffic citation quotas illegal in 2015 also played a role inAAA's request, the letter says.Waldo City Manager Kim Worley said she thinks the speed trap designation was a bad look for Waldo, but she didn't think it hadmuch of aneffect on the number ofpeople driving through Waldo.She said the disbanding of the Waldo Police Department in 2014 may have led tofewer citations and happier driversbut she believed it caused more speeding."The first thing you saw on Facebook when they took away the police department was 'Now you can speed through Waldo,'" Worley said. "Now Waldo, the former speed trap, is nowa speedway. Theyre flying through here every day."I believed the cita-tions(issued by the Waldo Police Department) were legitimate. The truthis we had a speeding problem and we still have a speeding problem.It's dangerous out there."AAA's release says itcontinues to encour-age all drivers to observe speed limit signs and rec-ognize that posted limits are considered the maxi-mum safe speed under ideal traffic and weather conditions. TRAPSFrom Page A3miracle that no windows were broken. We were very blessed.ŽNow, the restaurant has some new dishes, including the Shrimp Tornadoes: two skewers of grilled shrimp with tossed cheese and some chili thrown on top.There is also a Flying Debris appetizer.The most popular item of all, however, might be the Tavares Tornado: a splash of moonshine with cran-berry juice.The moonshine comes from Yalaha Bootlegging Co., and is distilled from blueberries.The attraction on County Road 48, recently captured a Gold medal in the 2018 Great American International Spirits Com-petition in Rochester, New York.Im going to have to go get some more moon-shine,Ž Jordan said. TWISTFrom Page A3 with using duct tape to restrain and quiet a patient with dementia.Boynton Beach police said in a news release Friday that 52-year-old Lashron Williams and 44-year-old Phygelle Brudent duct-taped a 67-year-old woman to a chair and used tape to cover her mouth. They were arrested Thursday and charged with elder abuse and false imprisonment.Detectives say Brudent confessed to duct-taping the victim July 3, telling them the woman wouldnt remain quiet.Williams told police Brudent duct-taped the victim. She said she uncovered the patients mouth to give her sleep-ing pills. She said she told Brudent it was wrong to duct-tape patients, but did not report her.Both were being held Friday at the Palm Beach County Jail on $3,000 bail. BRIEFSFrom Page A3 BEACHESFrom Page A3By James DeanFlorida TodayCAPE CANAVERAL „ They supported some of the nations first launches of weather and communi-cations satellites, helped to send probes to other planets and to establish the GPS constellation now so embedded in everyday life.But in an instant Thurs-day morning, the twin launch towers at Launch Complex 17 collapsed in a cloud of dust, brought down by controlled explosions as about 100 spectators looked on a short but safe distance away. Brig. Gen. Wayne Mon-teith, commander of the Air Forces 45th Space Wing, presided over a brief demolition ceremony that closed a storied chapter in Cape history, while open-ing another that could see the private sector take a lead role in exploration.Keep your fingers crossed that I wont mess this up,Ž Monteith joked before initiating the charges just after 7 a.m. We are getting ready to leap into the future.ŽWith a warning siren, a final 3-2-1 countdown and cry of fire in the hole!Ž, explosives flashed with loud bangs near the bases of the nearly 200-foot-tall mobile and fixed towers at pads 17A and 17B, sending them toppling sideways in opposite directions. The crowd cheered.Complex 17 was activated in 1957 for test launches of Thor ballistic missiles, and was later known for space missions by Delta rockets. In all, it hosted 325 launches.Most recently, the site was home for more than 20 years to United Launch Alliances workhorse Delta II program, which flew the last of its 110 missions from the Cape nearly seven years ago, sending a pair of gravity mapping probes to the moon for NASA on Sept. 10, 2011.The $2 million demoli-tion project had been in the works since then.Delta II rockets launched multiple orbiters and land-ers to Mars, including the Spirit and Opportunity rovers in 2003. Opportunity remains active on the Red Planet today.The rockets launched nearly 50 Global Position-ing System satellites from Florida for the Air Force, helping to establish a pre-cise navigation and timing system that transformed military operations and that ordinary citizens rely upon daily for everything from driving directions to financial transactions.One more Delta II launch remains, planned Sept. 12 from California.I have had such an incredible opportunity to participate in what weve always felt was a really spe-cial team environment with the Delta II team,Ž said Tim Dunn, a NASA launch director with Kennedy Space Centers Launch Services Program. Now part of that is definitely physically going away, although well always have the memories of the team at 17.ŽLaunch Complex 17 and neighboring Complex 18 now are occupied by Moon Express, a private company developing small lunar landers that NASA may use to send science instru-ments to the lunar surface in the next few years.Moon Express will test engines and landers at the site, but launch them atop rockets elsewhere on the Cape pads or potentially from other locations. No launches or hazardous activity will be performed at Complex 17.A lot of the reconnaissance of the solar system „ the knowledge that we have, the journeys „ started here,Ž said Bob Richards, Moon Express CEO. So theres a huge amount of history and legacy. Moon Express is now entrusted with car-rying this forward into the future.ŽWe are transforming 17 and 18 from the legacy of the past to an opportunity for the future,Ž he added. Well be launching our robotic explorers from Cape Canaveral and theyll be built right here at 17 and 18. Within a year or two, well be landing on the moon.ŽThe Launch Complex 17 towers were the oldest intact at one of the Capes original launch sites, but others have been knocked down over the years to make way for new programs, including at complexes 36, 40, 41 and at 13 „ the latter now a landing zone for SpaceX rockets. Old structures may have lead paint or other environ-mental liabilities, and dont fare well in the Capes hot, salty weather once launch programs stop paying to maintain them. Theyre the last of their breed, so its almost like an iconic form of architecture being gone, on one hand,Ž said Roland Miller, author of Abandoned in Place,Ž about historic Cape launch sites. On the other hand, the location of those towers being on a secure military base and so close to the ocean, theres no practical way to preserve them historically.ŽIts truly the end of a phase in American space-flight history, with the last towers on one of the origi-nal launch facilities on Cape Canaveral coming down,Ž said Miller.Launch Complex 17 had been Cape Canaverals southernmost launch site, offering spectators close-up views from Port Canaveral and the beach near Jetty Park just a few miles to the south.That was the closest rocket launch that the public could see,Ž said Dunn.The towers grew over the years to accommodate larger Delta rockets, but had looked much the same since at least the late 60s, changing in color from red to steel gray along the way.Looking north from the public beaches of Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach, a view that sweeps up the coastline to the historic Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, the towers were for many the first landmarks symbolizing the space programs presence here.Its part of history, which is what were doing every single day out here on the (Eastern) Range,Ž said Monteith.End of an era as Complex 17 launch towers demolishedExplosives bring down the launch towers at LC-17 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Thursday. The demolition makes way for takeover by Moon Express. [CRAIG BAILEY/FLORIDA TODAY VIA AP]

PAGE 5 | Saturday, July 14, 2018 A5safety and liberty. Its so important to have that as the underpin-ning of society.ŽHe described being a judge as a high calling.ŽWe can even have a contested presidential election with months of litigation in court after court, and when the highest court in the land makes a final decision, whether you like it or not, a decision is made, and our country falls in line,Ž he said, referring to the 2000 election.We dont have riots in the street, and we dont have protests. People recognize the rule of law is paramount in our society, so you find people accepting it and buying into it because of a long history of judges doing the right thing in our courtrooms. It builds confidence in politics and the judiciary, so for me it is a privilege to join that branch and be a part of it,Ž he said.He took some gentle ribbing from Circuit Judge Don Briggs, who noted that he has actu-ally been on the job since July 1 and has already made some rulings. I imagine most of those were right,Ž he said.The ceremony was also a chance for unflap-pable Metz to engage in a little stand-up comedy. He brought down the house when he said: The reason Im so excited ƒ I know I dont show excitement easily ƒŽ Somebody asked me if I was excited about something. I said, Do I look excited? Have you ever known me to be excited? Why do you think this will be any different? I was just playing with him, though,Ž Metz said. CALLINGFrom Page A1Linking the park and downtown has been a key part of the discussion.Last month, Minner listed it as an immedi-ate priority in proposed capital improvement projects.There is no definite plan for how the link will look or just where the linkage will take place.Theres no bridge,Ž Minner said, referring to pedestrians having to cross busy Dixie Avenue. Nor will there be a tunnel.That idea could cost $3 million, Minner figured.Its streetscaping to Dixie,Ž he said.Beacon College is cre-ating a pedestrian mall off Main Street where Palmetto Street used to be.The college and private investors have spent millions renovat-ing downtown buildings. LINKFrom Page A1Maynor walking past Lamson, who was sitting in a rocking chair in a common area.William Lamson gets up from his rocking chair and walks toward Justin Maynor with his right hand up, as though he may strike Maynor,Ž the prosecutors report says.Are you serious, man? No, no. Go to the other room. Im trying to pass meds,Ž Maynor said.When Lamson comes at him again, Maynor pushed him. The staffer then removed the helmet from Lamsons head and walks off.Lamson follows him out of the room, smacking the side of his own face with his hands as he walks,Ž the report said.About a minute later, Maynor acts as if he is going to hand the helmet back to Lamson, then pulls it away and says, Now go take your meds.Ž Lamson follows Maynor into the bedroom.There are no cameras in the bedroom, but Maynor can be heard tell-ing Lamson several times to take his medications.Another staffer can be seen walking by the room asking, why did he do that?Ž Maynor said, Because he wants to start biting himself.ŽNine seconds later Maynor says, Get up Willie. HEY! Come on.ŽTwenty seconds later Maynor walks back in the bedroom then comes out carrying something in his hand. He can be heard saying, You peed on yourself,Ž and says he needs to take a shower.About six minutes later, Rafaela Rodriguez walks back to the room, looks in and says, He is sleeping?Ž Maynor says yeah.ŽA minute later Maynor says, Hes starting to seize.Ž Then, he says, I was trying toƒ I was standing right there. He kept boom, boom, boom, like that. He might have knocked himself out.ŽI was trying to get away from him, but he kept following me. Thats when he came in and started beating his head on the thing, on the floor and he might have knocked himself out.ŽMaynor told other staffers who came to the room that he was trying to get away from Lamson, and said, I was trying to give him the helmet and the next thing I know he was banging his head.ŽOn May 8, Maynor told investigators he had worked at Carlton Palms for six years. During that time, he said Lamson had become more aggressive.ŽHe said staffers always tried to get Lamson away from others when he became agitated, and into a dark room.Maynor said he believed taking Lamsons helmet would help him calm down. Maynor described the helmet as being used for positive reinforcement. Maynor acknowledged that taking Lamsons helmet away from him was not part of his behavioral program, but indicated he and other staff members who worked with Lamson found this to be an effec-tive strategy to deal with Lamsons outbursts.ŽMaynor said Lamson came after him in the bedroom and put him almost in a bear hugŽ and like a body slam.ŽHe said when he turned Lamson around, both of them took a hard fallŽ to the ground. He said some of his weight fell on Lamson.Maynor indicated Lamson was breathing hard so he turned him over and elevated him to help him breathe. Maynor said Lamson then banged his head a few times so he laid on him for a while.ŽThe next day, an autopsy performed by Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Wolf listed the cause of death as trau-matic asphyxia. She found pulmonary congestion and edema, mild,Ž and declared the death to be a homicide.Not all deaths classified as homicides are subject to criminal pros-ecution,Ž Forgie noted in his memo. It should be noted that this is the manner of death listed for all cases where the death is caused by the actions of another person.ŽDr. Wolf is unable to testify to a reasonable degree of medical certainty specifically what caused the death of Wil-liam Lamson,Ž the memo said.There is insufficient evidence in this case to establish beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt that the actions of Justin Maynor caused the death of Wil-liam Lamson.ŽEven though Maynor said he thought he had laid on Lamson for about a minute, the video dem-onstrates that at best, the evidence shows this part of the incident took less than 30 seconds.ŽThe report goes on to say, The culpable neg-ligence standard requires more than mere negli-gence and is reserved for only the most egregious conduct, done either willfully or with criminal culpability.ŽThe memo also notes that the video shows Lamson going after Maynor.In light of their respective sizes and Lamsons history of attacking his caregivers, the state would be unable to establish beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt that the actions of Justin Maynor in this case constitute a reckless disregard of human life that would rise to the level of culpable negligence.ŽBellwether Health, the parent company of Carl-ton Palms, announced it would step away from the facility on May 31 and will also close two smaller group homes in Central Florida in the wake of multiple reports of abuse of residents and at least one death.The move came after the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities moved to revoke Carlton Palms license after Lam-sons death.APD investigators documented numerous instances of abuse and neglect of residents at the hands of the centers staff over the years.In April 2017 a resident was discovered with unexplained injuries and burns to the neck, chest and back. In June 2017, a resident asked to use the bathroom and soiled him-self after being refused permission. He was then reportedly knocked out of a chair and dragged to the bathroom. And in another case, one resident bit off the tip of another resi-dents nose.Over the years, law enforcement has been called to investigate mul-tiple instances of abuse and neglect of patients in the facility, including use of wrap mats,Ž which resemble full body strait jackets.An online forum contains negative reviews by employees of Carlton Palms that include allegations of poor man-agement, an appalling and dangerous work environ-ment, long hours, fighting among staff, little client progress, physical and mental abuse of patients and more.Mention of the wrap mats and even a torture chairŽ are noted in the forum as well.Online public journalism website ProPublica has also written about an investigation it conducted two years ago that chronicled the deaths of three teenaged patients, patterns of abuse and neglect, and company executives often-suc-cessful efforts to stave off regulation.Ž DEATHFrom Page A1 By Candice ChoiThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Papa Johns, which has featured founder John Schnatter as the face of the company in logos and TV ads, is pulling his image from its market-ing after reports he used a racial slur.His face was off at least some materials by late morning Friday, though the company said the details and exact timing for everything were still being worked out. The pizza chain said there are no plans to change its name.Schnatter is still on the board and is the companys largest shareholder „meaning he remains a key presence. Papa Johns has acknowledged in regulatory filings that Schnatters public role as its pitchman could be a liability if his reputation was damaged. The company got a taste of that last year, when Schnatter stepped down as CEO after blaming disappointing pizza sales on the outcry surrounding football players kneeling during the national anthem.This week, Papa Johns was already trying to further publicly distance itself from Schnatter after Forbes reported he used the N-word during a conference call in May. Schnatter apologized and said he would resign as chairman. That prompted the companys stock to recover some of the losses it suffered after the report, and shares were up less than 1 percent Friday. Schnatter owns nearly 30 percent of the stock.In addition to appear-ing in TV ads, Schnatters image has been on packaging and at the center of a logo that usually was all over the website of the Louisville, Kentucky-based company.Keith Hollingsworth, a professor with Morehouse Colleges business department, said keeping Schnatter in the market-ing and advertising would signal to people that the company does not have a problem with his comments, or that it doesnt think they are a big deal.Five years from now, they might be able to start bringing him back. But at the moment, you have to be very decisive and show you take this very seriously,Ž Hollingsworth said.Schnatter had used the slur during a media train-ing exercise, Forbes said. When asked how he would distance himself from racist groups, Schnatter reportedly complained that Colonel Sanders never faced a backlash for using the word. Schnatter subsequently issued a statement acknowledging the use of inappropriate and hurtfulŽ language.Regardless of the con-text, I apologize,Ž the statement said.The fallout from his comments continued Friday. The University of Louisville said it will remove the Papa Johns name from its football stadium, and that it will rename the John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise at its business college. Earlier in the week, the school said Schnatter resigned from its board of trustees.Major League Baseball had also said it was indefinitely suspending a promotion with Papa Johns that offered people discounts at the pizza chain after a player hit a grand slam.Papa Johns International Inc. began operations in 1984 and had more than 5,200 locations globally. The company cannot afford to alienate customers, with sales already under pressure from rivals such as Dominos. For the first three months of this year, Papa Johns said a key sales figure fell 5.3 per-cent in North America.Papa Johns pulling founders image from its marketingPapa Johns plans to pull founder John Schnatters image from marketing materials after reports he used a racial slur. Schnatter apologized Wednesday and said he would resign as chairman after Forbes reported that he used the slur during a media training session. Schnatter had stepped down as CEO last year after criticizing NFL protests. [FILE/ASSOCIATED PRESS] that it tried to sway the election. The Russian state has never inter-fered and has no intention of interfering in the U.S. elections,Ž Putins foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said Friday.But the indictment identifies the defendants as officers with Russias Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff, also known as GRU. It accuses them of covertly monitoring the computers of dozens of Democratic officials and volunteers, implanting malicious computer code known as malware and using phishing emails to gain control of the accounts of people asso-ciated with the Clinton campaign.By June 2016, the defendants began plan-ning the release of tens of thousands of stolen emails and documents, the indictment alleges. The messages were released through fictitious personas like DCLeaks and Gucci fer 2.0.The charges come as Mueller continues to investigate potential coor-dination between Russia and the Trump campaign to influence the presidential election. The indictment does not allege that Trump campaign associates were involved in the hacking efforts or that any American was knowingly in contact with Russian intel-ligence officers.The indictment also does not allege that any vote tallies were altered by hacking.Still, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the internet allows foreign adversaries to attack Americans in new and unexpected ways. Free and fair elections are hard-fought and conten-tious and there will always be adversaries who work to exacerbate domestic dif-ferences and try to confuse, divide and conquer us.ŽA White House statement offered no con-demnation of the alleged Russian conspiracy. Instead it focused on the fact that no Trump cam-paign officials or Americans were implicated in the new indictment. Trumps lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said on Twitter that it was time to end the Mueller investi-gation since no Americans are involved.ŽBut with Mueller still investigating, its not known whether further indictments are taking shape or will. Before Friday, 20 people and three companies had been charged in the Muel-ler investigation. The 20 are four former Trump campaign and White House aides, three of whom have pleaded guilty to different crimes and agreed to cooperate, and 13 Russians accused of participating in a hidden but powerful social media campaign to sway U.S. public opinion in the 2016 election. If the involvement of the GRU officers in the hacking effort is proved, it would shatter the Kremlin denials of the Russian states involvement in the U.S. elections.The GRU, which answers to the Russian militarys General Staff, is part of the state machine and its involvement would indicate that the orders to interfere in the U.S. election came from the very top.One attempt at interference noted in the indictment came hours after Trump, in a July 27, 2016, speech, suggested Russians look for emails that Clinton said she had deleted from her tenure as secretary of state.Russia, if youre listening,Ž Trump said, I hope youre able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.Ž MEDDLINGFrom Page A1Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice Friday in Washington. [EVAN VUCCI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


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PAGE 7 | Saturday, July 14, 2018 A7HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comPeople who claim pets are emotional support animals to avoid apartment fees or bring them on planes are doing a disservice to those who truly rely on animals for assistance. A recent story in The Gainesville Sun, the Daily Commercials sister paper, looked at an increase in emotional support animals (ESAs), especially among college students. A 20-year-old University of Florida student said she had her 1-year-old pit bull mix, Luna, documented as an ESA to avoid an extra $300 fee and $50 a month to have the dog in a Gainesville apartment complex. She told The Sun that she obtained the paperwork for Luna through her childhood pediatrician that she hadnt seen since the third grade. She also bought a $50 ESA ID card and a letter of registration online in case she was ever confronted. I never really heard about it until I got to college ... and I (now) dont have to pay for this or that,Ž she said. ESAs are different from service animals such as Seeing Eye dogs that are specially trained to assist individuals with disabilities. Yet while ESAs are not covered by the same federal anti-discrimination rules as service animals, in many cases ESAs are allowed to fly for free in passenger cabins rather than cargo holds and landlords cant refuse renters with ESAs. Rules for flights are starting to change after an explosion in the number of ESAs being brought aboard planes. United Airlines reported flying about 76,000 ESAs last year, a 77 percent increase since 2016. Other airlines have seen similar increases. The kinds of ESAs has also been a problem. Delta Air Lines experienced an incident in which a dog attacked a traveler last year, and has seen possums, snakes and spiders claimed as ESAs. A woman who tried to board a United Airlines flight in January with a peacock she said was an ESA led to new travel guidelines. Starting this month, several airlines have put restrictions on ESAs such as banning pit bull typeŽ dogs and increased requirements for documentation. A lobbying group representing most of the major domestic airlines is now seeking stricter federal regulations on ESAs. ESAs are also posing problems for apartment owners. A Gainesville contractor told The Sun that property managers are seeing a 15 to 20 percent loss in profits due to damages by ESAs in properties that are designed to be free of pets. As The Sun story documented, ESAs do provide meaningful help to people with mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression and PTSD. Individuals who have a legitimate reason for an ESA are harmed by those who abuse the system, as are those rely on service animals for sometimes unseen disabilities. The problem is there is no national registry and certification process for ESAs, alllowing unscrupulous doctors and websites to document pets as ESAs for fraudulent reasons. Such acertification system should be created, as long as it could be done in a way to prevent it from being used to discriminate against people with disabilities and mental illnesses.OUR OPINIONCrack down on fraudulent support animalsBy David InserraSome on the far left arent content to simply protest Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. They want to abolish it. Indeed, getting rid of ICE altogether is quickly becoming a litmus test for politicians on the left. But what would it actually mean to abolish ICE? Lets looks at ICEs three missions: preventing terrorism, investigating illegal movement of people and goods, and immigration enforcement. Without ICE, the Department of Homeland Security would lose its main law enforcement agency that focuses on counter terrorism. ICE participates in the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Taskforces around the country, providing U.S. law enforcement with important cross-border information used to find and stop terrorist plots against the homeland. ICE also supports vetting of visa applications through the Visa Security Program, which deploys security specialists to U.S. consulates abroad to advise and assist State Department visa officers. Its Counter-Proliferation Investigations Program, meanwhile, works to prevent weapons of mass destructions and other weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists and other bad actors. And ICEs Counterterrorism and Criminal Exploitation Unit pursues those who illegal overstay their visa who may pose a security risk. Similarly, without ICE, the governments ability to investigate a variety of criminal activities would be weakened. ICE conducts investigations into cash, art, firearms, explosives and human smuggling. ICE also works to stop the trafficking of persons and the exploitation of children. ICE works to dismantle transnational criminal organizations, enforce trade and sanctions laws, and combat money laundering, cybercrime and corruption. Even those waving around their Abolish ICEŽ banners can see that these functions are necessary and shouldnt go away. It is the last of ICEs missions „ immigration enforcement „ that draws most protestors ire. Enforcing U.S. immigration laws includes engaging in removal operations to actually return illegal immigrants to their home country. In the course of prosecuting those who have broken U.S. immigration laws, aliens are often detained or monitored by ICE, just as other lawbreakers who are likely to abscond are often held or given terms for their release. Since U.S. immigration laws include requirements for businesses to hire workers who are authorized to work in the U.S., ICE also enforces the law at worksites, as well as combats identity theft. Additionally, ICE works with state and local authorities to remove criminal aliens, gang members and fugitives from the law. In essence, ICE finds, detains, prosecutes and deports aliens who have broken U.S. immigration laws. Most Americans understand that U.S. laws define the pathways through which an individual may legally enter and remain in the U.S. Anyone who does not enter the U.S. through these pathways or who after entering legally does not abide by the terms of their immigration status, has no right to remain in the U.S. The U.S. has the right to determine what the standards are for immigrants entering and staying in the U.S. and to change those standards when it wishes. While it is a common talking point on the left that no human is illegal, humans do break laws and there are consequences for illegal behavior. Abolishing the immigration enforcement functions of ICE is ultimately about allowing any immigrant who illegally enters or remains in the U.S. to stay here, with or without any actual legal status. U.S. immigration laws should be fully and faithfully enforced, something the Trump administration is trying hard to do. And while some object to specific policies or consequences of ICEs policies, thats hardly a good reason to junk the whole agency and the very concept of immigration laws. Thats not to say it cant be made better. There are, in fact, still many improvements to the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws that need to be made, including improving ICEs ability to enforce the law and prosecute law breakers while also keeping families together. But calls to abolish ICE represent a cry for unfettered illegal immigration into the U.S., not to mention seriously harming U.S. counterterrorism, law enforcement, and public safety efforts. Quite simply, abolishing ICE is a primal scream for open borders and less security „ an idea that cannot be taken seriously. David Inserra is a policy analyst specializing in homeland security and cybersecurity at The Heritage Foundation ( OPINIONAbolish ICE? Lets think this one through First, and forever, protect the children School safety and the safety of our children should be of prime concern to local government and school boards. In today's world of unrestricted interaction through social media, we should all take seriously the moral consequences and violence that can go along with it. Has Leesburg, Lake County's second largest city, budgeted funds to cover police protection in every one of our schools? It seems that millions of dollars being spent on "upgrades" should first be spent to safeguard our most important asset, the children. Political affiliation should make no difference. On this and other issues, common decency should.Dave Hocevar, Yalaha 441/27 intersection prettier, still baf” ing Its nice to see the city of Leesburg has improved the ap pearance of the corn maze intersection from hell. I am, of course, referring to the intersection of U.S. highways 441 and 27. This intersection is pretty straightforward if all you want to do is to continue your existing travels on either 441 or 27. If, however, you are traveling north and want to stop at either Captain Ds or Burger King, good luck! Leesburg natives most likely have figured out how to do this, but if you are just passing through, it becomes almost impossible to get to these restaurants. And if by chance you do figure out how to get to them, then good luck when you depart, if you're trying to continue north on 27/ 441. Unless you know the back roads, you are forced to head south on 27, where you will have to figure out on your own how to turn around. There are no signs to assist you. The complexity of this intersection is the main reason several businesses simply disappeared or closed. Harding's and Arby's were destroyed prior to construction, and Taco Bell, Lucy Hos, Bob Evans and Sonny's BBQ are no longer in business. Traffic engineers who designed this maze obviously underestimated the business impact. Now we read about a possible roundabout on 27 to improve traffic flow. Lets hope the same brain trust that gave us this intersection is not working on this project.Roger D. Miracle, Fruitland Park What do you expect, Trump fans? A recent opinion piece in the Daily Commercial starts out with this statement: "In my lifetime I have never seen hate for those who support the president the likes of which I see towards the supporters of the President Donald Trump." The writer is not able to understand this phenomenon. Well, in my lifetime, I have never before seen a president who has no grasp of the truth; lies constantly and in defiance of the facts; defends white supremacists; supported a child molester for public office; has no respect whatsoever for women; ridicules disabled people; thinks its great politics to make up denigrating nicknames for those he doesn't like; has chosen to admire the dictatorships around the world that restrict freedoms, do not allow legitimate elections, and commit murder; and has done everything in his power to split and divide our country. If you support the truth, decency, and human rights, I like you. If you don't, well, what do you expect?Steven Hubschman, PaisleyLETTERS TO THE EDITOR


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PAGE 9 | Saturday, July 14, 2018 B1 SALUTETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 CHAT WITH A VETERAN JULIAN E. HARRISON Town: Linden Branch of service and rank: Navy, E5 Enlisted or drafted? I enlisted because I ” unked out of college in Pensacola. What did you do in the service? I was a “ re control technician. It's an electronics specialty. Why was it important? It was a part of the 50 years of Cold War deterrent „ the western nations against the Soviet block nations. What is your most important memory from service? I made a trip to London, Paris, Edinburgh and Glasgow. What did you like least about service? Once I got married, I did not like being away from my wife. What do you want people to understand about war? Well, I think that war is not good but sometimes necessary. We should be suspicious of governments when they want to go to war. TODAYNAVIGATING THE VA SYSTEM: At 9 a.m. at American Legion Post 21, 40924 State Road 19 in Umatilla. Call 352-669-3609 or 321-368-6622. STEAK NIGHT AND BAKE SALE: At 4 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Guests must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail. com or go to DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Saturday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to SUNDAY BAKE SALE FOR CHARITY: From 1 to 7 p.m. the third Sunday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Check time before heading over. Call 352-323-8750, email veteransinfoandevents@ gmail.comor go to amvets2006. com. BREAKFAST BUFFET: From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. With biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs and pancakes. Cost is $6.50. Free to “ rst responders with ID and kids under 6. Call 352-483-3327. WINGS AND KARAOKE: At 2 p.m. every Sunday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail. com or go to PACKAGES FOR TROOPS: From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Drop off and label care package for our troops.Ž Call 352-430-4355 or email CHICKEN WINGS, PIZZA AND CORNHOLE: At 5 p.m. every Monday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be CALENDAR By Keith OliverCorrespondentƒ if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?Ž „ 1 Corinthians 14:8Scott Speaks, the public affairs officer for the General Dwight David Eisenhower Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, can tell the Army story from the perspective of individuals who serve those who serve.I cant think of a more noble profession than providing health care and ensuring readiness to the worlds premier fighting force,Ž Speaks said, a year and a half into the job.The Eustis man, 47, has been a professional communicator for most of his military and civil service career, which included a pair of deployments to Iraq and assignments in Europe and Korea.Retired Army Master Sgt. Lance Milsted of the Defense Departments media headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, is a former colleague of Speaks and a military broadcaster of note. He calls Speaks a great storyteller, shooter, writer and editor who leans into a project and is the epitome of candor and attention to detail.ŽThe son of Bob and Mari-lyn Speaks of Mount Dora, Speaks put such attributes to good use during his last gig, as a key player in planning and executing worldwide live-broadcast Troop Talks,Ž featuring both the president and the secretary of defense.During his 20 years in uniform, Speaks provided public affairs services for major war-fighting com-mands, including the storied 10th Mountain Division, as well as for military police and chemical, biological, radio-logical and nuclear defense troops.Now retired from the Army, Speaks wore the telltale diamond of a first sergeant as well, insisting upon a leadership style marked by a philosophy of rolled up sleeves, get your hands dirty and participate.Ž The 1989 EHS graduate said he also learned a lot about teamwork as a Eustis Panther „ playing baseball, soccer, serving as a class officer and playing trombone in the marching band.Speaks is on the Eisen-hower Medical Center team with three others from the local area: surgeon Erin Cad-dell, an Army captain from Tavares; Umatillas Shan-non McGinley Dunavan, the hospitals tele-health direc-tor; and Kevin Orr, a retired Army chief warrant officer from Eustis who is a staff social worker.Speaks tackles new chal-lenges with enthusiasm, but he also cherishes solid les-sons he has picked up along Proud to serve those who serveScott Speaks, left, hosted Defense Secretary Ash Carter for a live-broacast troop talkŽ that reached out to military and famil y members worldwide. [SUBMITTED] Former Army sergeant now does his civic duty at military hospitalBaghdads iconic sword arch served as the setting for this wartime reunion among three Army NCOs. From left, Eustis Scott Speak, Montana native Brian Rhodes and Tim Lawn of Ellenton. [SUBMITTED] Retired Marine Capt. Jack Paxton of Wildwood was laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell just two months ago „ but the very last projects to which the North Carolina transplant devoted his energies continue to bear fruit. Navy Capt. William Bray reviewed Paxtons opus, First to Fight,Ž in the current issue of Proceedings magazine, published by the U.S. Naval Institute and long regarded as the top professional journal in the world of national defense. Paxtons self-proclaimed labor of loveŽ saw him editing a compilation of current essays which he cajoled from dozens of Marine combat correspondents, including Col. Fred Pecks eyewitness account of dangerous adventures in Mogadishu in 1992-93; Sgt. Shawn Rhodes take on Iraqs infamous Sunni Triangle in 2004; and Master Sgt. Manny Pachecos assignment as an NCO with field-grade officer responsibilities, which saw him covering more than 50 countries throughout Europe and Africa in 1999. Review copies were being sent out by Haworth, New Jerseys St. Johann Press just weeks before Paxton was admitted to Leesburg Regional Medical Center with a stroke. The longtime executive director of the U.S. Marine Combat Correspondents Association died April 17, at 89. Pat Paxton, Jacks bride and globetrotting traveling companion (usually aboard military hopsŽ), grew up in Mount Dora and Wildwood. Paxtons other successful endeavor was planning the combat correspondent groups annual golf tournament (for the benefit of the Wounded Warrior Foundation), which played onŽ as scheduled only 10 days after the skippers passing. The Daily Commercials media partner, Ron Bisson of WLBE-AM 790, even had Paxton on the air days prior to his hospitalization, promoting both the tourney and the book. Talk about going out strong! We love you, Frere Jacque. SAVED ROUNDS Fans of the Commercials LZ LAKEHAWKWildwood Marines legacy preserved in printJack Paxton, editor of the recently released Marine Corps anthology combat correspondents anthology, First to Go,Ž is pictured with actress Jennifer Brofer, who is a former Marine Corps journalist. Jack died on April 17 just after review copies of his book were being shipped by the publisher. [SUBMITTED] K e i t h O l i v e r Keith Oliver Before embarking on a successful civil service career in broadcasting and public affairs, retired 1st Sgt. Scott Speaks, of Eustis, spent 20 years in an Army uniform, including duty in Iraq, Korea, Belgium, Germany and with the 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, New York. See OLIVER, B4 See SALUTE, B4 See PROUD, B4


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PAGE 11 | Saturday, July 14, 2018 B3 FAITHTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Have you ever tried entering a room you were already in? In a word, frustrating. Why would someone enter a room when theyre already in it? Sometimes I find myself wondering why I entered a room (which seems to happen more and more). Its just frustrating. I found myself in that situation Thursday morning during my quiet time, only it wasnt a room, it was Christ. I was feeling a bit sluggish that morning. I didnt feel very spiritual. I felt like I was just going through the motions. But then I read something that changed my mind ƒ and my life. As a Christian, I am already in Christ. So why was I trying to get into him? I know Im in Christ, but I was getting frustrated that I was still trying. Finally, I was in chapter 63, In,Ž of the book Grace plus NothingŽ by Jeff Harkin. Thank God for chapter 63. I know that there is nothing I can do that can make God love me any more or any less. I should be been happy, really happy. Thats that way it should be for all Christians. But on Thursday morning, I wasnt. At least at first. And I dont think this is a problem that only I have. I think way too many Christians feel this way. InŽ is such a little word. But it has tremendous meaning, at least in the Bible. Its used about 9,000 times. But I want us to concentrate on the term in Christ.Ž In ChristŽ appears almost 90 times in the New Testament. And that doesnt include into Christ, in Him, or other such variations. Harkin wrote, Yet many Christians get up in the morning, and without realizing what they are doing, they renew their struggle to get in with God by having a quiet time … a type of performance. They do not seem to realize that they are already in.Ž Then Harkin touched on how I was feeling. Often they do not feel spiritual. They do not feel Gods presence. So they feel out! Yet they are not out, they are in.Ž I wasnt feeling spiritual. So what? The Bible says in Romans 8:1, Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.Ž We arent in, then out, with Christ. If you want to have a good quiet time, I suggest turning to Ephesians 1 with a bright marker and begin highlighting terms like in Christ,Ž in him,Ž in His sight,Ž and so on. But do it because you want to, not have to. Ill let Harken take it from there: If you will take time to read Ephesians 1:3-14, youll discover that it is in Christ, in the Beloved, in Him, that you are seated in heavenly places; it is in Him that you are chosen; it is in Him that you are pre destined to the adoption as a son or a daughter of God. It is in Him that you have redemption and the forgiveness of sins. It is in Him that you have an inheritance with the rest of the saints. And it is in Him that you have been sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise. If you have been born in, you must quit striving to get in!Ž Were already there. Rick Reed is a columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email him at Christians, were already in with Christ Rick Reed TODAYPAWS OF PRAISE: At 9:30 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday at Bark Park, 6085 County Road 44 in Wildwood. Community gathering for humans and canine companions. Contact Michael Beck at 352-203-7258. SHABBAT SERVICES: At 10 a.m. every Saturday at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Call 352-330-4466 or go to SERMON SERIES: At 8:30, 10 or 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Eustis, 117 S. Center Street. Children are encouraged to attend, and a nursery is available for all services. Featuring Wonder,Ž Adam Love, Wonder-full.Ž Details: 352-357-2833. BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP: At 10 a.m. the “ rst and third Sunday of the month at the home of Joe Tassell, Pastor of Mercy Church in Mount Dora. Go to mercychurch” .org. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: From 3 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at First Presbyterian Eustis, 117 S. Center St. To help people face challenges and rebuild their lives. Go to fpceustis. com.MONDAYCROHN'S AND COLITIS SUPPORT GROUP: From 7 to 9:30 p.m. every third Monday of odd-numbered months at New Life Presbyterian Church, 201 La Vista St. in Fruitland Park. Call 248-840-7805. OUR FATHER'S HANDS CRAFT GROUP: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Most items created are donated to charity. Call 352-728-0004 for information. TOASTMASTERS MEETING: From 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at Clermont Seventh-day Adventist Church, 498 W. Montrose St. Call 352-234-6495.TUESDAYCOMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING: At 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Trinity Lutheran Church, 17330 US Highway 27 in Summer“ eld. Nonpro“ t organization that provides support for families grieving from the death of a child. Central Florida Chapter. Email tcarlyon@aol. com for information. LADIES PRECEPT BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-2599305 for information. LADIES TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-2599305 for information.WEDNESDAYVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: From 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through July 25 at Christ United Methodist Church, 1313 Grif“ n Road in Leesburg. Kids grades K-5. Register at 352-365-0622 or AND LOGIC PARENTING CLASS: From 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 1 at Christ United Methodist Church, 1313 Grif“ n Road in Leesburg. For details: Register: 352-365-0622. LADIES BIBLE STUDY: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Call 352-728-0004 for information. GRIEFSHARE: From 2 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 8 at Fairway Christian Church Room C/D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. For all who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Call 352-259-9305 for information. YOGA THERAPY CHURCH: At 11 a.m. every Wednesday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. Amrit Yoga Therapy and Christian Scripture. Call 352-203-7258. WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDIES: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. MEN'S BIBLE STUDY: From 8 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. LADIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information.THURSDAYRABBI ROUNDTABLE: At 1 p.m. at the Sumter County Administration and Library Building, 7375 Powell Road CALENDAR By Brady McCombsThe Associated PressA playground surrounded by a large shade tree stands right outside the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City, where Vicky Chavez and her two young daughters have been taking sanctuary for the past six months.But Chavez never allows Yaretzi, 6, or Issabella, 11 months, to play there. They never step foot outside the church.Chavez, 30, is afraid that U.S. immigration officials would round them up and send them back to Hondu-ras, where she said she fears for their safety because of an abusive boyfriend. Her fears led her to seek asylum in the United States four years ago.Despite immigration judges repeatedly denying her request, Chavez told reporters Monday night that shes determined to remain in the church and fight to stay in the Utah, where her parents and siblings live. In a long-shot effort, her law-yers are seeking relief from a federal appeals court.I shall keep fighting. I can help to be the voice of the other mothers that are seeking asylum from domes-tic abuse,Ž Chavez said, surrounded by supporters holding signs. We come to this country to feel safe and protected.ŽShe said seeing other immigrant parents separated from their children at the border makes her even more reticent to return home and face a possible split from her daughters if she tried to seek U.S. asylum again.I cant imagine feeling the pain of being separated from one of my daughters,Ž Chavez said in Spanish during an interview with The Associated Press last month. Sleeping in a deten-tion center is not easy at all. I lived it. And I lived it with my daughter, but not separated.ŽU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement considers Chavez an immi-gration fugitive, spokesman Carl Rusnok said in an email Monday.She entered the United States illegally in June 2014 and was ordered deported by a federal immigration judge in December 2016, Rusnok said. Chavez exhausted her appeals on Jan. 30, he said.That night, Chavez had a plane ticket home to San Pedro Sula, Honduras. But instead she accepted an offer of sanctuary from the First Unitarian Church.She and her daughters sleep in a converted Sunday school room and spend most of their time in another room with a TV, easel and other games. Yaretzi, the 6-year-old, receives piano classes in the chapel and they dance and run in an open room with wood floors.Baby Issabella learned to walk in the church and celebrated her first birthday there this month. Yaretzi gets tutored instead of attending school.I feel sad because I cant give my daughter a normal life,Ž Chavez said.The family is among 44 people taking sanctuary in the U.S., according to infor-mation from Church World Service.But they are the first known immigrants to take sanctuary in Utah, according to local immigration advocates and the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. The practice has been common in states such as Arizona and Califor-nia but unheard of in Utah, where Mormons account for about two-thirds of the population.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints takes a compassionate stance on immigration and recently said it was deeply troubledŽ by the family separations at the border, but doesnt offer sanctuary to immigrants.The Rev. Tom Goldsmith of the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City said his congregation of about 300 families voted a decade ago to welcome a sanctuary case.When a local immigrant support group presented Chavezs case, the congrega-tion decided to help, he said. President Donald Trumps administration strengthened their commitment, he said.Its too easy to just con-duct business as usual as a group of predominantly white, privileged parishioners,Ž Goldsmith said. There is a deep calling to widen the love and commit-ment to social justice. To not only show up at demonstra-tions or protests or marches but to actually in a very tangi-ble form prove that we really mean what we say.ŽSome 200 church members and other volunteers help ensure the Chavez family is fed, educated, supported and protected. Church members tutor Yaretzi. They shop for groceries so the family has food they like.And they take turns guard-ing the churchs one unlocked door around the clock, Goldsmith said. Though immigration authorities gen-erally dont enter churches, the church isnt taking any chances, he said.ICE agents must have prior approval from a supervisor to take action in churches because they are considered sensitive locations,Ž which also include schools and hos-pitals, Rusnok said.Chavez said she wants the chance to stay in the Immigration sanctuaryVicky Chavez watches her daughter Yaretzi play on the piano in the chapel of the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City. Yaretzi receives piano classes in the chapel and they dance and run in an open room with wood ” oors. [PHOTOS BY RICK BOWMER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Kids play, learn in Utah church as family ghts for asylumVicky Chavez, center, speaks during a news conference while supporters look on at the First Unitarian Church. See ASYLUM, B4 See FAITH, B4


B4 Saturday, July 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comcountry that has been home to her parents and siblings for decades and where she and her children enjoy a peaceful life.She and her supporters know she faces a steep hurdle after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who oversees immigration courts, declared that domestic and gang violence are generally not sufficient grounds for asylum. Still, she says she has no choice. ASYLUMFrom Page B3of Congregation Beth Sholom. Go to bethsholom” or call 352-326-3692. LADIES THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-2599305 for information.FRIDAYCHRISTIAN BREAKFAST CLUB: At 8:30 a.m. every Friday at Perkins Restaurant, 27811 S. Highway 27 in Leesburg. Interdenominational and all welcome. Call Dan or Lynda Rushing at 352-530-2518. SHEAR LOVE SOUL SALON: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Friday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. With Pastor and cosmetologist Krista Olson. Wash hair beforehand and bring Bible. Call 352-203-7258.SUNDAY, JULY 22MOVIE-THEMED SERMON SERIES: At 8:30, 10 or 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Eustis, 117 S. Center Street. Children are encouraged to attend, and a nursery is available for all services. Featuring Secretariat,Ž Paula Welter, Run the Race.Ž Details: 352-3572833. FAITHFrom Page B3signed in by a member of the post. Go to At 1:01 p.m. every Tuesday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to TACO TUESDAY: At 5 p.m. every Tuesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email or go to WITH POLICE: From 5 to 7 p.m. at Mellow Mushroom, 18221 U.S. Highway 441 in Mount Dora. Get a free slice of pizza, and meet Eustis and Mount Dora police of“ cers. EUSTIS POLICE/FIRE BATTLE OF THE BADGES BLOOD DRIVE: From 2 to 7 p.m. at the Eustis Fire Department, 100 W. Norton Ave., or the Eustis Police Department, 51 E. Norton Ave. Donate at either location and get a T-shirt. ID required. SUBMARINE VETERANS MEETING: At 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the grand hall at American Legion Post 347, 699 W. Lady Lake Blvd in Lady Lake. Call 352-461-1690. BINGO: From 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Sign in at the door. Connect with members and see what the post is all about. Call 352-323-8750, and ask for an AMVET of“ cer or auxiliary of“ cer. WACKY WEDNESDAY: From 4 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to BEYOND WAR TALK: At 3 p.m. at Belvedere Library, 325 Belvedere Boulevard in The Villages. Discussing research on the employment effects of military and domestic spending and the implications for national priorities. Call 516-581 4011. No Villages ID Needed. AMERICAN LEGION POST 330 MEETING: At 7 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at MidFlorida Lakes, 200 Forest Drive in Leesburg. Call 352-217-2757.FRIDAYLITE BITES AND MEAT SHOOTS: At 5 p.m. every third Friday at John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St. in Fruitland Park. Light supper, bake sale and fun game of meat shoots. Call 352-787-2338 for information. DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Friday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to FRIDAY FISH FRY: From 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non-members must sign in with a sponsor. Wear red to honor those deployed. Call Post Commander or Vice at 352-323-8750, email or go to, JULY 21THE TALE OF TWO BENEFITS: At 9 a.m. at American Legion Post 21, 40924 State Road 19 in Umatilla. Call 352-669-3609 or 321-368-6622. HOAGIE NIGHT: At 4 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email or go to VETERANS MEETING: At 2 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at the Silver Oaks Room Saddlebrook Recreation Center, 3010 Saddlebrook Lane in The Villages. Korean War and Service Veterans Chapter 169. For all veterans who served in Korea. Call 352-748-7009. SALUTEFrom Page B1the way.One of my personal heroes is retired Gen. George Joulwan,Ž he said. I had the privilege of knowing and working for him while he was the Supreme Allied Commander Europe in Belgium during the mid1990s. He was a linebacker at West Point and always talked about making the scrimmage harder than the game.This still resonates with me,Ž Speaks said, as it remains applicable in several aspects of life. If the training, practice and preparation are hard, then the execution should come easy,Ž he said. PROUDFrom Page B1SALUTE section tend first to focus on the top left corner of the page, where they happily find Linda Charlt ons Chat With a VeteranŽ feature. Thank you, Linda, for all those Saturday morning smiles you bring to Lake and Sumter readers „ especially to those highlighted vets and their families. Friend Joe Galloway, the famed combat reporter, is being portrayed on the big screen. Again. Shock and AweŽ is being released in theaters (including The Villages Old Mill Playhouse) this weekend. Joe, who was portrayed by Barry Pepper in the Mel Gibson rendition of We Were Soldiers,Ž this time drew fellow Texan Tommy Lee Jones in one of the storys pivotal roles. Speaking of journalism, if you missed your hometown newspapers editorial dealing with the Annapolis Capitals newsroom murders, its worth any Americans perusal. Just go to www. and check out the July 7 editorial on page A7. One of those killed, Annapolis pal Wendi Winters, wouldve been very approving of this newspapers generous ink afforded military veterans: she was Mom to three Navy officers and her youngest, Summer, was commander of the NJROTC at Annapolis High School. Keith Oliver is a retired Marine with nearly 30 years of service, including Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and deployments to Lebanon, Panama and Somalia. Email him at OLIVERFrom Page B1

PAGE 13 | Saturday, July 14, 2018 C1 SPORTS SOCCER | C4RONALDO MANIA IS UNDERWAY IN TURIN Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comLightning own longest winning streakBy Matt HolzapfelCorrespondentWINTER PARK „ The longest winning streak in Florida Collegiate Summer League history now belongs to the 2018 Leesburg Lightning.The Lightning picked up a 4-3 win against Winter Park in the com-pletion of a game that was suspended on June 23. At thetime the game was suspended, the Lightning had won 12 games in a row and later added another win. But although Leesburg had played plenty of games since June 21, that suspended game was the one that would count for the record. Lose, and the Lightning would have had a 12-game winning streak. Win and Leesburg would claim the league record with 14 wins in a row.The Lightning ended up carving out a place in the record books behind a strong relief effort from Ronny Hinton while coming up with just enough offense to pull out the win.There was a good stretch there when it felt like we might not lose another game the whole season, I think everybody felt like that,Ž Leesburg manager Rich Billings said. I think the fans expected it, our players were playing as though that was going to be the case. ... I had no idea what the league record was or the Lightning record was, but our guys, once we got to that 10th win in a row, they had an idea that we were definitely capable of it.ŽAfter earning their place in history, the Lightning dropped the second game of the Win sets league recordBy Howard FendrichThe Associated PressLONDON „ To say that Kevin Anderson won this interminable Wimbledon semifinal, and that John Isner lost it, didnt really seem fair. To Anderson, anyway.They had played on and on, through 6 hours of ho-hum hold after ho-hum hold, during the secondlongest match in the history of a tournament that began in 1877, all the way until the never-ending serving mara-thon did, finally, end at 26-24 in the fifth set Friday, with Anderson claiming the most important of the 569 points „ the last.So when Anderson left Centre Court, well aware that his 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 victory earned him the chance to win his first Grand Slam title at age 32, the South African said: At the end, you feel like this is a draw between the two of us.ŽHe continued: Johns such a great guy, and I really feel for him, because if Id been on the opposite side, I dont know how you can take that, playing for so long and coming up short.ŽCATCHING A BREAKAnderson tops Isner 2624 at WimbledonKevin Anderson celebrates winning a point from John Isner during their mens singles semi“ nal match at Wimbledon in London on Friday. [AP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK, POOL] Spectators applaud as the scoreboard displays the “ nal score in the mens singles semi“ nals match in which John Isner was defeated by Kevin Anderson at Wimbledon in London on Friday. [AP PHOTO / KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH] See RECORD, C3By Gary B. GravesThe Associated PressSPARTA, Ky. „ Kentucky Speedways winners club is seeking new members.The biggest challenge is a demanding screening process.Just four NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won the seven 400-mile events at the 1.5-mile tri-oval. Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch have combined for five wins and were favored here last July, but Martin Truex Jr. got the victory on the way to the series championship. Matt Kenseth, the 2003 Cup cham-pion, won here in 2013.Considering how points leader Busch, second-place Kevin Harvick „ who has five consecutive top-10 Ken-tucky finishes „ and Truex have combined for 13 wins this season, the Kentucky Speedway club might stay the same Saturday night.At the same time, Erik Jones victory at Daytona offers hope that a new face might emerge if everything falls right.We ran well here last year finishing sixth and you can look back on your notes and say, OK, this is what we did to get to this point, or that point and that makes things quite a bit easier from a drivers standpoint,Ž Jones said Friday. Just having that notebook mentally and physi-cally has been a pretty big advantage.ŽWhether its enough to overcome the Kentucky dominance of Busch and Kes-elowski remains to be seen. Busch, Jones teammate with Joe Gibbs Racing, has seven victories across all three NASCAR national series at Kentucky. He won most recently in 2015 on the way to the Cup title. He has the top driver rating (125.9) at Kentucky, with two wins, five top-fives and six top10s in the Cup races. And he enters tied with Harvick with a season-best five wins this season.Keselowski meanwhile is looking to continue his pattern at Kentucky in even-numbered years, winning in 2012, 14 and 16.I didnt know how many people believed in numerology in this sport or in this world until I came to Kentucky this year,Ž Keselowski joked. Im not a numerology person, but I appreciate those that are.ŽTruex is looking for more of Drivers aim to expand winners clubSee DRIVERS, C3 See WIMBLEDON, C3The Associated PressGULLANE, Scotland „ Robert Rock was already heading to Carnoustie next week to work at the British Open in a coaching capacity.He might now have to take his clubs.Rock, ranked No. 244, set the record for the lowest 36-hole total since the Scottish Open was launched by the European Tour in 1972, adding a 7-under 63 in the second round Friday to his 64 on Day 1. So far, he has made 13 birdies and not dropped a shot.Not only did it give the Eng-lish golfer a two-shot lead on 13-under 127 at Gullane, it also gave him a great chance of earn-ing one of the final qualification spots for the British Open just up the east coast of Scotland.Its everything for me,Ž Rock said.On a day when players shot low scores because of a lack of wind, the course record was broken twice „ by Connor Syme of Scotland (62) and then Hideto Tanihara of Japan (61). The layout has only been played once before, at the Scottish Open in 2015.Tyrrell Hatton (64) and unheralded Swede Jens Dantorp (65) were the closest challeng-ers to Rock. Eddie Pepperell (63) and Rickie Fowler (66), the winner at Gullane three years ago, were a shot further back.One of golfs more nattily dressed players, Rock is most famous for overcoming Tiger Woods in a last-group, finalround shootout at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in 2012. That remains the second and most recent professional win for a player who never wears a golf hat and seemingly never has a hair out of place.Nowadays, the 41-year-old Rock „ a former club pro „ has started coaching again. Among his part-time pupils are Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn and up-and-coming English player Matt Wallace, whose two wins this year have secured a place at the Open for the first time.My job is to be there with him (Wallace) and help him prepare. I was looking forward to that anyway,Ž Rock said, before adding with a smile: But Id love to play there, of course.ŽTo do that, he has to be one of the leading three players to finish in the top 10 and ties who are not otherwise exempt for Carnoustie. And thats far from guaranteed with Gullane as defenseless as it has been this week.Hatton, likely to be in Europes Ryder Cup team against the United States in Paris in September, opened with a 65 and has only made one bogey this week.Dantorp, who is playing in his second full year on the tour and has only one top-10 finish, went down No. 18 needing a birdie to tie the lead. He made a bogey, his first of the week.Tanihara was 9 under par for his round after 15 holes and required two more birdies to become the first player in European Tour history to shoot a 59. He could only par his way home, but that still meant Symes 62 from the morning Record-breaker Rock leads Scottish Open, eyes CarnoustieSee GOLF, C3


C2 Saturday, July 14, 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 TVAUTO RACING 2 p.m. FS2 „ FIA Formula E, Qatar Airways New York City e-Prix, Race 1, qualifying, at New York (same-day tape) 3:30 p.m. FOX „ FIA Formula E, Qatar Airways New York City e-Prix, Race 1, at New York 5 p.m. NBCSN „ IndyCar, Honda Indy Toronto, qualifying (same-day tape) 7:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Quaker State 400, at Sparta, Ky. BOXING 7 p.m. ESPN „ Regis Prograis vs. Juan Jose Velasco, junior welterweights, at New Orleans CYCLING 7:30 a.m. NBC „ Tour de France, Stage 8, from Dreux to Amiens Mtropole, France GOLF 10 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, third round, at Gullane, Scotland 12:30 p.m. NBC „ European PGA Tour, Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, third round, at Gullane, Scotland 1 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, John Deere Classic, third round, at Silvis, Ill. 3 p.m. CBS „ PGA Tour, John Deere Classic, third round, at Silvis, Ill. NBC „ American Century Celebrity Championship, second round, at Lake Tahoe, Nev. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, Marathon Classic, third round, at Sylvania, Ohio 4 p.m. FS1 „ USGA, U.S. Senior Women's Open, third round, at Wheaton, Ill. 5 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, Constellation Senior Players Championship, third round, at Highland Park, Ill. 7 p.m. GOLF „ Tour, Utah Championship, third round, at Farmington, Utah MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Toronto at Boston OR Milwaukee at Pittsburgh (12:30 p.m.) 2 p.m. SUN „ Tampa Bay at Minnesota 4 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Arizona at Atlanta OR Washington at N.Y. Mets FS-Florida „ Philadelphia at Miami 7 p.m. FOX „ Regional coverage, N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers or Texas at Baltimore 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Chicago Cubs at San Diego OR Oakland at San Francisco MIXED MARTIAL ARTS 8 p.m. FS1 „ UFC, Fight Night, prelims, at Boise, Idaho 10 p.m. FS1 „ UFC, Fight Night, Junior Dos Santos vs. Blagoy Ivanov, at Boise, Idaho NBA BASKETBALL 4 p.m. NBA „ Summer League, Playoffs, second round, Detroit vs. Chicago, at Las Vegas 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ Summer League, Playoffs, second round, Cleveland vs. Houston, at Las Vegas 6 p.m. NBA „ Summer League, Playoffs, second round, Toronto vs. Charlotte, at Las Vegas 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ Summer League, Playoffs, second round, Miami vs. Boston, at Las Vegas 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ Summer League, Playoffs, second round, Philadelphia vs. Milwaukee, at Las Vegas 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ Summer League, Playoffs, second round, Memphis vs. Utah, at Las Vegas SOCCER 10 a.m. FOX „ FIFA World Cup, third-place match, Belgium vs. England, at St. Petersburg, Russia 7 p.m. ESPNEWS „ NWSL, Orlando at Utah SOFTBALL Noon ESPN2 „ USA Softball International Cup, Japan vs. USA Blue, at Irvine, Calif. 4 p.m. ESPN „ USA Softball International Cup, Chinese Taipei vs. USA Red, at Irvine, Calif. SPECIALS 9 p.m. ESPN „ 2018 World Series of Poker, Main Event, at Las Vegas TENNIS 9 a.m. ESPN „ Wimbledon Championships, women's “ nal, at London 3 p.m. ABC „ Wimbledon Championships, women's “ nal, at London (same-day tape) TRACK & FIELD Noon NBCSN „ IAAF Diamond League, Meeting International Mohammed VI de Rabat, at Rabat, Morocco (taped) 2 p.m. NBCSN „ IAFF, World Cup, Day 1, at London SPORTS BRIEFSTime to relax on longest leg of TourCHARTRES, France „ With nearly six hours in the saddle and hardly any action until the finale, there was plenty of time to relax and fool around during the longest stage of the Tour de France on Friday.Boring stage,Ž said Peter Sagan, the three-time reigning world champion. Youre happy it was a sunny day, no wind, without stress. But it was boring.Ž Dutch rider Dylan Groenewegen won the stage ahead of Fernando Gaviria, who like Sagan has also won two stages in this years Tour. The Associated Press ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Pittsburgh (G1) Off Milwaukee Off at Pittsburgh (G2) Off Milwaukee Off at Atlanta -107 Arizona -103 at St. Louis -143 Cincinnati +133 Philadelphia -177 at Miami +165 Washington -111 at New York +101 Chicago -167 at San Diego +157American Leagueat Boston Off Toronto Off at Minnesota -133 Tampa Bay +123 at Chicago -111 Kansas City +101 at Houston -250 Detroit +220 at Baltimore -108 Texas -102 at Cleveland -107 New York -103Interleagueat LA Dodgers -205 LA Angels +185 at Colorado Off Seattle Off at San Francisco -114 Oakland +104 Updated Odds Available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBOSTON RED SOX „ Placed OF Andrew Benintendi on the bereavement list. Recalled 1B/OF Sam Travis from Pawtucket (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Sent OF Nicky Delmonico to Charlotte (IL) for a rehab assignment. DETROIT TIGERS „ Sent LHP Ryan Carpenter to the GCL Tigers West for a rehab assignment. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Sent RHP Brady Rodgers to Fresno (PCL) for a rehab assignment. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Optioned RHP Josh Lucas to Nashville (PCL). Selected the contract of LHP Jeremy Bleich from Nashville. Transferred RHP Andrew Triggs to the 60-day DL. Signed 3B Christopher Cruz; LHP Gerald Garcia; C Marcos Betancourt; OFs Brayan Buelvas and Ramon Martinez; SSs Ronny Santana, Jose Escorche and Nelson Beltran; and RHPs Richard Guasch, Robin Vasquez, Roberto Garza, Adriel Gonzalez, Luis Carrasco, Jose Gonzalez, Luis Martinez and Roger Rodriguez to minor league contracts. SEATTLE MARINERS „ Placed LHP James Paxton on the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Nick Rumbelow and 2B Gordon Beckham to Tacoma (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Mike Morin from Tacoma. Recalled RHPs Casey Lawrence and Christian Bergman from Tacoma. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Placed RHP Marco Estrada on the 10-day DL. Recalled OF Dwight Smith Jr. from Buffalo (IL).National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES „ Recalled OF Preston Tucker from Gwinnett (IL). CHICAGO CUBS „ Optioned RHP Luke Farrell to Iowa (PCL). CINCINNATI REDS „ Optioned RHP Tanner Rainey to Louisville (IL). Recalled RHP Austin Brice from Louisville. COLORADO ROCKIES „ Placed RHP Antonio Senzatela on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday. Recalled RHP Jeff Hoffman from Albuquerque (PCL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Optioned RHP Adrian Houser to Colorado Springs (PCL). Recalled RHP Brandon Woodruff from Colorado Springs. NEW YORK METS „ Assigned RHP Chris Beck outright to Las Vegas (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Sent RHP Luis Garcia to Lehigh Valley (IL) for a rehab assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Optioned RHPs John Brebbia and Luke Weaver to Memphis (PCL). Reinstated RHP Luke Gregerson and LHP Tyler Lyons from the 10-day DL. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Optioned LHP Joey Lucchesi to El Paso (PCL). Recalled C Raffy Lopez form El Paso. WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Sent RHP Koda Glover to Potomac (Carolina) for a rehab assignment.American AssociationGARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS „ Released OF Christoph Bono. KANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Sold the contract of LHP Joe Filomeno to the Seattle Mariners. LINCOLN SALTDOGS „ Released RHP Dillon Sunnafrank. WICHITA WINGNUTS „ Released INF Graylin Derke. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES „ Released OF Dave Sappelt.Can-Am LeagueQUEBEC CAPITALES „ Signed INF Jonathan Malo. SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS „ Signed INF Danny Mateo.Frontier LeagueEVANSVILLE OTTERS „ Sold the contracts of RHP Patrick McGuff and OF Logan Taylor to the Cincinnati Reds. Signed 1B/3B Jacob Richardson and OF Daniel Spingola. FLORENCE FREEDOM „ Traded LHP Braulio Torres-Perez to Windy City. Signed INF Graylin Derke and OF Harrison White. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS „ Signed LHP Oriel Caicedo and RHP Logan Lombana. NORMAL CORNBELTERS „ Signed INFs Michael Baca and Gerald Bautista, OF James Davidson and LHP Miles Moeller. RIVER CITY RASCALS „ Signed LHP Chris Chigas. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS „ Signed RHP James Carter and OF D.J. Oliver. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS „ Signed RHP Luke DeVenney. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS „ Signed LHP Colton Follett and C Daniel Herrera.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationBROOKLYN NETS „ Traded G Jeremy Lin, a 2025 second-round draft pick and the right to swap 2023 second-round picks to Atlanta for the draft rights to G Isaia Cordinier and a protected 2020 second-round draft pick.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueNFL „ RB DeMarco Murray announced his retirement. GREEN BAY PACKERS „ Released OT Kyle Meadows. Claimed G Ethan Cooper off waivers from the N.Y. Giants. HOUSTON TEXANS „ Waived/injured G Jeff Allen. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Signed CB Adonis Alexander.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueANAHEIM DUCKS „ Signed C Chase De Leo to a one-year, two-way contract. DALLAS STARS „ Signed C Devin Shore to a two-year contract and LW Adam Mascherin to a three-year, entry-level contract. LOS ANGELES KINGS „ Signed D Paul LaDue to a two-year contract and F Rasmus Kupari to a three-year, entry-level contract. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS „ Agreed to terms with G Marc-Andre Fleury on a threeyear contract extension. WASHINGTON CAPITALS „ Re-signed F Liam OBrien to a one-year, two-way contract.ECHLATLANTA GLADIATORS „ Named Jeff Pyle coach and general manager of hockey operations. WORCESTER RAILERS „ Signed D Tommy Panico to a one-year contract.SOCCERMajor League SoccerLOS ANGELES FC „ Loaned G Luis Lopez to Orange County SC (USL).TENNISTENNIS INTEGRITY UNIT „ Suspended Robert Farah three months and “ ned him $5,000 for facilitating betting by promoting a gambling website on social media. The period of ineligibility is suspended if no further breaches occur within three months.COLLEGEEMMANEL (GA.) „ Announced it has been accepted as a full NCAA Division II member. OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN „ Named Shanon Hays softball coach and Shalee Cordell assistant softball coach. ST. ANDREWS „ Named Evan Smith mens and womens golf coach. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER All times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAAtlanta United FC 12 4 4 40 42 23 New York City FC 11 4 4 37 38 24 New York 10 5 2 32 34 17 Columbus 8 6 6 30 24 23 New England 7 4 7 28 30 25 Montreal 8 12 0 24 24 35 Philadelphia 7 9 3 24 25 30 Chicago 6 9 5 23 32 38 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 GAFC 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 LA 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 29 373 points for victory, 1 point for tieWednesdays GamesNew York City FC 3, Montreal 0 Philadelphia 4, Chicago 3Today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 13 1 3 42 37 14 Seattle 8 3 5 29 19 13 Orlando 7 6 4 25 24 24 Chicago 6 4 7 25 25 22 Portland 6 5 5 23 24 20 Utah 5 5 6 21 13 16 Houston 5 6 5 20 20 25 Washington 2 11 4 10 11 24 Sky Blue FC 0 11 3 3 11 26 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Wednesdays MatchesNorth Carolina 2, Washington 0Houston 3, Orlando 1Seattle 1, Utah 0Today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 SEMIFINALS Tuesday At St. Petersburg, RussiaFrance 1, Belgium 0Wednesday At MoscowCroatia 2, England 1THIRD PLACE Today At St. Petersburg, RussiaBelgium vs. England, 10 a.m.WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday At MoscowFrance vs. Croatia, 11 a.m. TENNIS ATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURWIMBLEDONFridays results at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London (seedings in parentheses):Mens Singles Semi“ nal Kevin Anderson (8), South Africa, def. John Isner (9), United States, 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24. Novak Djokovic (12), Serbia, vs. Rafael Nadal (2), Spain, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (19), susp., curfew.Womens Doubles Semi“ nal Barbora Krejcikova, Czech Republic and Katerina Siniakova (3), Czech Republic, def. Abigail Spears, United States and Alicja Rosolska, Poland, 7-5, 6-4. Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic and Nicole Melichar (12), United States, def. Xu Yifan, China and Gabriela Dab rowski (6), Canada, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.Mixed Doubles Semi“ nal Victoria Azarenka, Belarus and Jamie Murray, Britain, def. Harriet Dart, Britain and Jay Clarke, Britain, 6-2, 6-2. Alexander Peya, Austria and Nicole Melichar (11), United States, def. Michael Venus, New Zealand and Katarina Srebotnik (9), Slovenia, 6-4, 6-4. PRO BASKETBALL WNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GB Washington 12 8 .600 „ Atlanta 10 9 .526 1 Connecticut 10 10 .500 2 Chicago 7 13 .350 5 New York 6 14 .300 6 Indiana 2 18 .100 10WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GBSeattle 15 6 .714 „ Phoenix 14 7 .667 1 Dallas 12 8 .600 2 Los Angeles 13 9 .591 2 Minnesota 12 8 .600 2 Las Vegas 9 12 .429 6Thursdays GameDallas 92, Los Angeles 77Fridays Games Phoenix at Connecticut, late Chicago at Washington, late Indiana at Atlanta, late Las Vegas at Minnesota, lateTodays GameDallas at Seattle, 9 p.m.Sundays GamesWashington at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Chicago at New York, 3 p.m. Phoenix at Indiana, 5 p.m. Los Angeles at Las Vegas, 6 p.m. Connecticut at Minnesota, 7 p.m. AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPQUAKER STATE 400Qualifying results were not available at press timeNASCAR XFINITYALSCO 300Qualifying and race results were not available at press timeNASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCKBUCKLE UP IN YOUR TRUCK 225Thursdays results at Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky. Lap length: 1.5 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (3) Ben Rhodes, Ford, 150. 2. (14) Stewart Friesen, Chevrolet, 150. 3. (30) Matt Crafton, Ford, 150. 4. (6) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 150. 5. (17) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, 150. 6. (5) Grant En“ nger, Ford, 150. 7. (2) Todd Gilliland, Toyota, 150. 8. (1) Noah Gragson, Toyota, 150. 9. (9) Dalton Sargeant, Chevrolet, 150. 10. (10) Justin Haley, Chevrolet, 150. 11. (4) Chris Eggleston, Toyota, 149. 12. (11) Cody Coughlin, Chevrolet, 149. 13. (15) Korbin Forrister, Toyota, 149. 14. (18) Austin Self, Chevrolet, 149. 15. (7) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 148. 16. (12) Austin Hill, Chevrolet, 148. 17. (19) Justin Fontaine, Chevrolet, 148. 18. (13) Brett Mof“ tt, Toyota, 148. 19. (20) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, 146. 20. (22) Bo LeMastus, Toyota, 146. 21. (21) Clay Green“ eld, Chevrolet, 145. 22. (23) Robby Lyons, Chevrolet, 143. 23. (26) Josh Reaume, Chevrolet, 143. 24. (28) Wendell Chavous, Chevrolet, 139. 25. (31) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, 138. 26. (32) Myatt Snider, Ford, 137. 27. (8) Parker Kligerman, Chevrolet, Accident, 133. 28. (16) Tate Fogleman, Chevrolet, Suspension, 103. 29. (29) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, Overheating, 28. 30. (27) Bayley Currey, Chevrolet, Vibration, 22. 31. (25) Camden Murphy, Chevrolet, Electrical, 11. 32. (24) Tyler Matthews, Chevrolet, Accident, 1.Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Winner: 146.739 mph. Time of Race: 1 Hour, 32 Minutes, 00 Seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.922 Seconds. Caution Flags: 3 for 14 laps. Lead Changes: 11 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: N. Gragson 1-26; B. Rhodes 27; N. Gragson 28-32; B. Rhodes 33-42; N. Gragson 43-73; P. Kligerman 74-83; S. Friesen 84-85; P. Kligerman 86-87; S. Friesen 88-122; B. Rhodes 123-125; T. Gilliland 126; B. Rhodes 127-150. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): N. Gragson 3 times for 62 laps; B. Rhodes 4 times for 38 laps; S. Friesen 2 times for 37 laps; P. Kligerman 2 times for 12 laps; T. Gilliland 1 time for 1 lap. GOLF PGA TOURJOHN DEERE CLASSICFridays scores were not available at press time.EUROPEAN TOURABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT SCOTTISH OPENFridays leaders at Gullane GC, East Lothian, Scotland; Purse: $7 million; Yardage: 7,133; Par: 70 (35-35) SECOND ROUND Robert Rock, England 64-63„127 Tyrrell Hatton, England 65-64„129 Jens Dantorp, Sweden 64-65„129 Eddie Pepperell, England 67-63„130 Rickie Fowler, United States 64-66„130 Lee Westwood, England 64-67„131 Haotong Li, China 66-65„131 Alexander Bjork, Sweden 67-64„131 Scott Fernandez, Spain 64-67„131 Trevor Immelman, South Africa 68-64„132 Dylan Frittelli, South Africa 65-67„132 Luke List, United States 63-69„132 Sam Hors“ eld, England 67-65„132 Aaron Rai, England 69-63„132 Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand 68-65„133 Connor Syme, Scotland 71-62„133 Russell Knox, Scotland 66-67„133 Ian Poulter, England 66-67„133 Charley Hoffman, United States 67-66„133 Soren Kjeldsen, Denmark 66-67„133 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Spain 67-66„133 Marcel Siem, Germany 66-67„133 Justin Rose, England 67-66„133 Hideto Tanihara, Japan 72-61„133 Steven Brown, England 69-64„133 James Morrison, England 69-65„134 Duncan Stewart, England 70-64„134 Danny Willett, England 66-68„134 Patrick Reed, United States 65-69„134 Oliver Farr, Wales 69-65„134 Matthieu Pavon, France 67-67„134 Benjamin Herbert, France 69-65„134 Jordan Smith, England 67-67„134 Julien Guerrier, France 65-69„134 Matthew Fitzpatrick, England 68-66„134 Alexander Levy, France 68-66„134 Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand 69-65„134 Jorge Campillo, Spain 69-65„134 Brandon Stone, South Africa 70-64„134 ALSO Cameron Smith, Australia 68-68„136 Matt Kuchar, United States 68-69„137 MISSED CUT Ross Fisher, England 70-68„138 Hideki Matsuyama, Japan 68-70„138 Rafa Cabrera Bello, Spain 72-67„139 Ernie Els, South Africa 70-69„139 Daniel Im, United States 69-70„139 Phil Mickelson, United States 70-69„139 Chase Koepka, United States 69-70„139 Julian Suri, United States 69-71„140 Peter Uihlein, United States 72-68„140 Kevin Chappell, United States 69-72„141 Padraig Harrington, Ireland 73-71„144 David Lipsky, United States 73-73„146LPGA TOURMARATHON CLASSICFridays scores were not available at press time.PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSCONSTELLATION SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPFridays scores were not available at press time.USGAU.S. SENIOR WOMENS OPENFridays scores were not available at press time.WEB.COM TOURUTAH CHAMPIONSHIPFridays scores were not available at press time. CYCLING TOUR DE FRANCESIXTH STAGEFriday at Chartres, France A 143.5-mile ” at ride, the longest of this years Tour, from Fougeres to Chartres, with a single Category 4 climb midway 1. Dylan Groenewegen, Netherlands, LottoNLJumbo, 5:43:42. 2. Fernando Gaviria, Colombia, Quick-Step Floors, same time. 3. Peter Sagan, Slovakia, Bora-Hansgrohe, same time. 4. Arnaud Demare, France, Groupama-FDJ, same time. 5. Christophe Laporte, France, Co“ dis, same time. 6. John Degenkolb, Germany, Trek-Segafredo, same time. 7. Daryl Impey, South Africa, Mitchelton-Scott, same time. 8. Andre Greipel, Germany, Lotto Soudal, same time. 9. Andrea Pasqualon, Italy, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, same time. 10. Mark Cavendish, Britain, Dimension Data, same time. 11. Rick Zabel, Germany, Katusha Alpecin, same time. 12. Sonny Colbrelli, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, same time. 13. Alexander Kristoff, Norway, UAE Team Emirates, same time. 14. Thomas Boudat, France, Direct Energie, same time. 15. Timothy Dupont, Belgium, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, same time. 16. Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium, BMC Racing Team, same time. 17. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, same time. 18. Nikias Arndt, Germany, Sunweb, same time. 19. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, same time. 20. Soren Kragh Andersen, Denmark, Sunweb, same time.Also25. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky, same time. 29. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, same time. 31. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Sunweb, same time. 35. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, same time. 49. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time. 130. Taylor Phinney, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 1:27 behind. 163. Ian Boswell, United States, Katusha Alpecin, 2:21. 168. Chad Haga, United States, Sunweb, same time. 169. Lawson Craddock, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, same time.Overall Standings (After seven stages)1. Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium, BMC Racing, 28:19:25. 2. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky, :06. 3. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, :08. 4. Julian Alaphilippe, France, Quick-Step Floors, :09. 5. Philippe Gilbert, Belgium, Quick-Step Floors, :15. 6. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, Quick-Step Floors, :21. 7. Rigoberto Uran, Colombia, EF Education First-Drapac, :48. 8. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, :54. 9. Rafal Majka, Poland, Bora-Hansgrohe, :55. 10. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Astana, :56. 11. Richie Porte, Australia, BMC Racing, same time. 12. Mikel Landa, Spain, Movistar, :58. 13. Adam Yates, Britain, Mitchelton-Scott, 1:05. 14. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky, same time. 15. Soren Kragh Andersen, Denmark, Sunweb, 1:06. 16. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, 1:11. 17. Primoz Roglic, Slovenia, LottoNL-Jumbo, 1:20. 18. Bauke Mollema, Netherlands, TrekSegafredo, 1:21. 19. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Sunweb, 1:26. 20. Steven Kruijswijk, Netherlands, LottoNLJumbo, 1:29.Also23. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 1:48. 27. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, 2:13. 75. Chad Haga, United States, Sunweb, 11:30. 131. Ian Boswell, United States, Katusha Alpecin, 27:00. 162. Taylor Phinney, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 38:00. 170. Lawson Craddock, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 1:00:03.TOUR DE FRANCE STAGESJuly 7 „ Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-lIle„ Fontenay-le-Comte, ” at (201km-124.9 miles) (Stage: Fernando Gaviria, Colombia; Yellow Jersey: Gaviria) July 8 „ Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain„ La Roche-sur-Yon, ” at (182.5-113.4) (Peter Sagan, Slovakia; Sagan) July 9 „ Stage 3: Cholet„Cholet, team time trial (35.5-22) (BMC Racing; Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium)July 10 „ Stage 4: La Baule„Sarzeau, ” at (195121.2) (Gaviria; Van Avermaet) Wednesday „ Stage 5: Lorient„Quimper, hilly (204.5-127.1) (Sagan; Van Avermaet)Thursday „ Stage 6: Brest„Mur de Bretagne Guerledan, hilly (181-112.5) (Dan Martin, Ireland; Van Avermaet) Friday „ Stage 7: Fougeres„Chartres, ” at (231-143.5) (Dylan Groenewegen, Netherlands; Van Avermaet) Today „ Stage 8: Dreux„Amiens Metropole, ” at (181-112.5) July 15 „ Stage 9: Arras Citadelle„Roubaix, hilly (156.5-97.2) July 16 „ Rest: Annecy July 17 „ Stage 10: Annecy„Le GrandBornand, high mountain (158.5-98.5) July 18 „ Stage 11: Albertville„La Rosiere Espace San Bernardo, high mountain (108.5-67.4) July 19 „ Stage 12: Bourg-Saint-Maurice les Arcs„Alpe dHuez, high mountain (175.5-109.1) July 20 „ Stage 13: Bourg dOisans„Valence, ” at (169.5-105.3) July 21 „ Stage 14: Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux„ Mende, hilly (188-116.8) July 22 „ Stage 15: Millau„Carcassonne, hilly (181.5-112.8) July 23 „ Rest: Carcassonne July 24 „ Stage 16: Carcassonne„Bagneresde-Luchon, mountain (218-135.5) July 25 „ Stage 17: Bagneres-de-Luchon„ Saint-Lary-Soulan, high mountain (65-40.4) July 26 „ Stage 18: Trie-sur-Baise„Pau, ” at (171-106.3) July 27 „ Stage 19: Lourdes„Laruns, high mountain (200.5-124.6) July 28 „ Stage 20: Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle„ Espelette, individual time trial (31-19.3) July 29 „ Stage 21: Houilles„Paris ChampsElysees, ” at (116-72.1) Total „ 3,351 kilometers, 2082 miles Angelle Sampey, 257. 10, Hector Arana, 255. PRO FOOTBALL NFLTRAINING CAMP REPORTING DATESRookie and veteran reporting datesAMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCEBALTIMORE RAVENS „ Under Armour Performance Center, Owings Mills, Md. (rookies: July 11; veterans: July 18) BUFFALO BILLS „ St. John Fisher College, Pittsford, N.Y. (both July 25) CINCINNATI BENGALS „ Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati (July 23; July 25) CLEVELAND BROWNS „ Browns Training Complex, Berea, Ohio (both July 25) DENVER BRONCOS „ UCHealth Training Center, Englewood, Colo. (July 24; July 27) HOUSTON TEXANS „ The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (both July 25) INDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center (July 22; July 25) JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS „ Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields, Jacksonville, Fla. (July 18; July 25) KANSAS CITY CHIEFS „ Missouri Western State, St. Joseph, Mo. (July 22, July 25) LOS ANGELES CHARGERS „ Jack Hammett Sports Complex, Costa Mesa, Calif. (both July 27) MIAMI DOLPHINS „ Baptist Health Training Facility, Davie, Fla. (July 18; July 25) NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. (July 22, July 25) NEW YORK JETS „ Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, Florham Park, N.J. (July 24; July 26) OAKLAND RAIDERS „ Napa Valley Marriott, Napa, Calif. (July 23; July 26) PITTSBURGH STEELERS „ Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa. (July 24; July 25) TENNESSEE TITANS „ St. Thomas Sports Park, Nashville, Tenn. (July 22; July 25)NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCEARIZONA CARDINALS „ University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz. (July 22; July 27) ATLANTA FALCONS „ Falcons Training Facility, Flowery Branch, Ga. (July 23; July 26) CAROLINA PANTHERS „ Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C. (both July 25) CHICAGO BEARS „ Olivet Nazarene, Bourbonnais, Ill. (July 16; July 19) DALLAS COWBOYS „ Marriott Residence Inn, Oxnard, Calif. (both July 25) DETROIT LIONS „ Lions Training Facility, Allen Park, Mich. (July 19, July 26) GREEN BAY PACKERS „ St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wis. (both July 25) LOS ANGELES RAMS „ UC Irvine, Irvine, Calif. (July 23, July 25) MINNESOTA VIKINGS „ TCO Performance Center, Eagan, Minnesota. (July 24; July 27) NEW ORLEANS SAINTS „ New Orleans Saints Training Facility, Metairie, La. (July 18, July 25) NEW YORK GIANTS „ Quest Diagnostics Training Center, East Rutherford, N.J. (July 22; July 25) PHILADELPHIA EAGLES „ NovaCare Complex, Philadelphia (both July 25) SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS „ SAP Performance Facility, Santa Clara, Calif. (both July 25) SEATTLE SEAHAWKS „ Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton, Wash. (both July 25) TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS „ One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, Fla. (July 23, July 25) WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Bon Secours Training Center, Richmond, Va. (both July 25)CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L T PTS PF PA Hamilton 2 2 0 4 96 84 Ottawa 2 2 0 4 85 86 Toronto 1 2 0 2 46 85 Montreal 1 3 0 2 61 123 WEST DIVISION W L T PTS PF PA Calgary 4 0 0 8 120 38 Edmonton 2 2 0 4 112 110 Winnipeg 2 2 0 4 144 93 Saskatchewan 2 2 0 4 79 95 B.C. 1 2 0 2 63 92Thursdays GameCalgary 27, Ottawa 3Fridays GameToronto at Edmonton, lateTodays GameWinnipeg at BC, 10 p.m.Thursday, July 19Saskatchewan at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.Friday, July 20BC at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, July 21Winnipeg at Toronto, 4 p.m. Montreal at Calgary, 9 p.m. BOXING SCHEDULETodayAt Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Lucas Matthysse vs. Manny Pacquiao, 12, for Matthysses WBA World welterweight title; Moruti Mthalane vs. Muhammad Waseem, 12, for the vacant IBF ” yweight title; Carlos Canizales vs. Bin Lu, 12, for Canizales WBA junior ” yweight title; Jhack Tepora vs. Edivaldo Ortega, 12, featherweights; Muhammad Farkhan vs. Abdallah Paziwapazi, 10, light heavyweights.

PAGE 15 | Saturday, July 14, 2018 C3doubleheader 3-1.The first game started in the bottom of the second inning with Leesburg lead-ing 1-0. Dawgs lead-off batter Jacob Teter tied the game with a home run on the first pitch from Hinton.Hinton was able to rebound, though, making that the only earned run he would allow in 4 ‡ innings of relief work. Technically, the game was started by Rob Kwiatkowski in June, but Kwiatkowski was not available to pitch, and Hinton picked up the win, pushing his record to 3-0.The Lighting added three runs (two in the fifth and one on the sixth) in what ended up being a tight contest down the stretch. After Sean Mootrey knocked in Jay Prather with an RBI single in the top of the sixth, the Diamond Dawgs answered with one run in the bottom half of the frame, making it 4-2 heading into the seventh and final inning.With a spot in the record books on the line, Leesburg closer Pedro Reyes-Ruiz allowed a home run to Hunter Phillips before getting Jeff Korte to foul out to earn the save.In the second game Leesburg could only manage one run on five hits. RECORDFrom Page C1the same from last year, when he led 152 of 274 laps and won under caution. He has won three times already this season and is just 120 points behind Busch in third place. To be able to come here last year and get our first win at this track was huge,Ž Truex said. Weve been strong here the last couple of years and hopefully we can figure out how to race up front again all night tomorrow night and have a shot at winning at the end.ŽSeveral other drivers also could get in the mix. Harvick has five top-10s at Kentucky. Joey Logano has four top-10s in six starts, including eighth last year. Busch wouldnt be shocked if Ryan Blaney, 11th in points and hungry for his first win this season, breaks through.Ive enjoyed this race track, whether it was before it got repaved or now,Ž Blaney said. Theyre a lot different, the two, and its pretty neat that Brad and Kyle have been able to win on both configurations pretty easily. I feel like our team is pretty close to where it needs to be.Ž DRIVERSFrom Page C1was the course record for about eight hours.Defending champion Rafa Cabrera Bello missed the cut, which came at 4 under, after a 67 left him on 1 under. Also sidelined at the weekend will be Phil Mickelson (69, for 1 under overall) and Hideki Matsuyama (70, for 2 under overall).LPGA TOUR: Brooke Henderson shot a bogeyfree 5-under 66 on Friday to move into a tie for the lead after two rounds at the Marathon Classic. The 20-year-old Canadian and Caroline Hedwall of Sweden were at 9-under 133 through 36 holes. Thidapa Suwannapura was one shot back. Henderson and Hedwall each birdied the final two holes at Highland Meadows, which are par 5s. The 29-year-old Hedwall is looking for her first LPGA Tour victory. Henderson won earlier this season in Hawaii, the sixth of her career. Defending champion I.K. Kim was three strokes behind. Sei Young Kim, who shot an LPGA Tour-record 31-under 257 to win last weeks event in Wisconsin, was eight shots back after a 1-over 72 on Friday. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS: Scott Parel grabbed a one-stroke lead in the Constellation Senior Players Championship, shooting a 6-under 66 in Fridays second round to reach 11 under. The 53-year-old Parel made seven birdies after starting the day two shots off the lead. He is seeking his “ rst PGA Tour Champions victory. Parel remained in the lead when Jeff Maggert three-putted from about 15 feet to bogey the par-4 18th. That left Maggert (68) tied with Brandt Jobe (67) at 10 under in the fourth of “ ve majors on the tours schedule. Three-time champion Bernhard Langer (67), defending champion Scott McCarron (68), Kenny Perry (70) and Vijay Singh (67) were in a pack two strokes off the lead. Illinois golf coach Mike Small shot 71 and was three shots back. GOLFFrom Page C1 Only one match at Wimble-don ever lasted longer: Isners 2010 first-round victory over Nicolas Mahut, the longest match in tennis history. It went more than 11 hours over three days and finished 70-68 in the fifth on Court 18, which now bears a plaque commem-orating it.Fridays contest lasted so long, the days second semi-final didnt finish.Novak Djokovic was lead-ing Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9) in a compelling showdown filled with entertaining points that was suspended as soon as the third set concluded at just past 11 p.m., the curfew at the All England Club. Some people in the stands booed the decision to halt the match.Because Nadal and Djokovic didnt begin playing until after 8 p.m., the retractable roof above the main stadium was shut between the matches and the arenas artificial lights were turned on. Now theyll come back Saturday to figure out who will face Anderson in Sundays final.Anderson will certainly appreciate the chance to put his feet up while Nadal and Djokovic „ who have a com-bined 29 Grand Slam titles between them, five at Wimbledon „ push each other some more.Andersons fifth set alone lasted nearly 3 hours as his semifinal became a test of endurance more than skill.He stayed the course incredibly well,Ž said the No. 9 seed Isner, a 33-year-old American playing in his first major semifinal. Just disap-pointed to lose. I was pretty close to making a Grand Slam final and it didnt happen.ŽAnderson finally earned the must-have, go-ahead service break with the help of a point in which the right-hander tumbled to his backside, scrambled back to his feet and hit a shot lefty.That definitely brings a smile to my face,Ž said Anderson, the runner-up to Nadal at last years U.S. Open. At that stage, youre just trying to fight in every single moment, and I was like, Just get up!ŽThe No. 8 seed Anderson eliminated eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in a 13-11 fifth set in the quarterfinals Wednesday. Between that and the energy-sapper against Isner, its hard to imagine how Anderson will have much left for his second Slam final.Wimbledon doesnt use tiebreakers in the fifth set for men, or third set for women, so theres nothing to prevent a match from continuing ad infinitum. Both Isner and Anderson said theyd like to see that change.Its long overdue,Ž said Isner, who suggested changing the rule to using a tiebreaker at 12-all in the fifth set. Im a big part of that, and a big part of this discussion, of course.Ž WIMBLEDONFrom Page C1John Isner celebrates winning the second set from Kevin Anderson during their mens singles semi“ nal match at Wimbledon in London on Friday. [AP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK, POOL]


C4 Saturday, July 14, 2018 | SPORTS TICKER IN BRIEFFormer top offensive player Murray retiresDeMarco Murray is retiring from the NFL.The 2014 Offensive Player of the Year made the announcement on ESPN on Friday, four months after being released by the Tennes-see Titans.Murray, 30, lost his job to Derrick Henry last season and was due to make $6.25 million in 2018 when the Titans let him go. He ran for 659 yards and six touch-downs last season, dealt with a knee injury late in the year, and missed the Titans final regularseason game and two playoff contests. The Titans acquired Murray in a March 2016 trade with the Eagles. Murray had spent one year with Philadelphia after playing four sea-sons with the Cowboys. Murray was playing for Dallas in 2014 when he won the NFL rushing title and Offensive Player of the Year honors.He was a dominant force that season for the Cowboys, who went 12-4 to win the NFC East. Murray ran for a league-best 1,845 yards, then signed a five-year, $40 million deal as a free agent with Philadelphia in 2015. LAS VEGASGolden Knights ink Fleury to extensionThe Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to terms with three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie Marc-Andre Fleury on a three-year contract extension worth an average of $7 million a year.Fleury had one year remaining on his contract. The extension announced Friday would keep him with Vegas through the 2021-22 season, creating the possibility that the 33-year-old Fleury could end his career with the Golden Knights.Fleury helped the Golden Knights to the Pacific Division title and an appearance in the 2018 Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season.ST. PAUL, MINN.Judge: No class-action status for concussion caseThe federal judge overseeing the NHL con-cussion case has denied class-action status for the former players suing the league over head injuries.U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson issued her 46-page order on Friday, the first significant victory for the league in a landmark lawsuit that was filed almost five years ago.Nelson wrote that widespread differencesŽ in state laws about medical monitor-ing, which the retired players are seeking, would present significant case management difficulties.ŽThe judge declined to certify either of the proposed classes by the ex-players. They sought to create one group of all living former NHL players and one group of all retired players diagnosed with a neurological disease, disorder or condition. Had they succeeded, more than 5,000 former players would have been allowed to join the case. The Associated Press Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal during a match between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain earlier this year. Ronaldo, the “ ve-time Ballon dOr winner, signed a four-year deal with Italian champion Juventus on Tuesday, prompting celebrations throughout Turin, Italy. [PAUL WHITE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]Ronaldo-mania running wildTurin, Italy celebrating Juventus signing of soccer superstar with themed ice cream, pizza and moreBy Daniella MatarThe Associated PressTURIN, Italy „ An icecream flavor in his honor, a pizza named after him, queues to buy his shirt: For some, Cristiano Ronaldo is as important as the Pope.Juventus made shockwaves over the world on Tuesday when it completed the signing of Ronaldo from Real Madrid for a Serie A record of 112 mil-lion euros, with the five-time Ballon dOr winner signing a four-year deal with the Ital-ian champion.And Ronaldo mania is in full swing in Turin, with enterprising businessmen not missing the opportunity to celebrate the occasion and cash in on the arrival of the Portugal forward. Leonardo La Porta, who has owned Gelateria Miretti in the heart of Turin for 30 years, has created a flavor called CR7 „ Ronaldos famous brand name.The 50-year-old La Porta is not a Juventus supporter, nor even a football fan, but has often creates flavors to mark important events in the city.However, he has only created one flavor in honor of a person before „ when the Pope came to Turin in 2015.La Porta put a lot of thought into creating the CR7 flavor, which he wanted to represent a union between Portugal and Turin.I put it on sale on the date 7 / 7 because it was the day it was rumored Cristiano Ron-aldo would be presented,Ž La Porta told The Associated Press. I thought of it a week before ... the research was quite intense.We chose to use a typical Portuguese liquor which is the Ginja, it is a sour cherry liquor which strongly links Portugal to the Piedmont region because here too in Pied-mont we have a similar cherry liquor. In Portugal this liquor is served in a chocolate cup, so this ice cream is made up of milk, cream, sugar and carob flour, with this Ginja liquor and pieces of chocolate.ŽThe taste is rich and flavor-ful, with hints of spice and fruitI hope (Ronaldo) can come here to try it,Ž said La Porta, adding the flavor regularly sells out. If not, Im ready to go to his house to make it for him. Well see.ŽNearby is a pizza restaurant, which is also hoping to attract the footballing superstar.Tommy Tegamino, which is owned by two Juventus season-ticket holders, broth-ers Filippo (31-years-old) and Tommaso Crozaso (26), now boasts the Pizza CR7.ŽThe deep-dish pizza is topped with stracchino cheese and black olives in the shape of the number 7 and that also symbolizes the black and white colors of Juventus.It costs an appropriate seven euros ($8.17).We all hope hell come!Ž laughed Sara Giulia Peira, the 35-year-old manager of the oldest of the three branches of Tommy Tegamino. Maybe if he finds out hell come here to try it, itll be great.We decided to do it right when we heard the official news that he was coming here. In fact it was only Wednes-day that we started selling it. Our owners decided with our pizza chef to celebrate the Portuguese star ... Its going well, especially with the fans obviously.ŽSome of the incredulous fans are still rubbing their eyes in disbelief that Ronaldo is joining Juventus.Raimondo Livolsi, a 37-year-old laborer from Turin said he thought it was a hoaxŽ when news of Ronaldos possible arrival first emerged, while Errico Tolve joked that he needed a truck-load of maloxŽ to settle his stomach.Tolve, a 59-year-old school worker from Foggia, who was in Turin with his wife visiting their daughter, was buying a Ronaldo shirt for his nephew.Theres no chance for anyone now, not in Italy or Europe,Ž he added. The Champions League is ours. 100 per cent.ŽJuventus has won the league for the past seven years, and the Italian Cup the past four, but has not lifted the Champions League since 1996 „ although it has finished runner-up in two of the past four editions.Shirts bearing Ronaldos name have been flying off the shelves and not just in Turin. The official Juventus store in Milan has been selling an esti-mated one shirt a minute.Stores are also running out of letters to print Ronaldos name, while the shop nearest the stadium reportedly ran out of the actual shirt on Wednesday night as the city gears up to welcome the man himself, at his presentation on Monday.Ronaldo should also find it easy to settle into life in Turin. Although it has less than a third of Madrids population, Turin is still Italys fourth-largest city, within easy reach of the mountains and the sea.I think he will like it here,Ž said Simone Massucco, a 17-year-old student from Turin, who was buying his first Juventus shirt „ embla-zoned with the Ronaldo name. Its not a city where the fans hassle you too much. I think he will settle in well.ŽLeonardo La Porta, owner of Gelateria Miretti, holds an ice cream he created and named it CR7 in honor of soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo has signed to play for Juventus, prompting celebrations in Turin. [DANIELLA MATAR/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]By Ronald BlumThe Associated PressMOSCOW „ Budweiser has a boat on the Moscow River and a disco. Coke set up an interactive sculpture-video installation in Gorky Park and entertained 5,000 guests during the monthlong tournament. Visa built a campaign around former Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Business went on at the World Cup without the presence of the United States, although the tournaments visibility decreased across America.The absence of the U.S. team here doesnt change what were doing,Ž said Ricardo Fort, The Coca-Cola Co.s head of global sponsorships. The real value is based on how broad our programs are implemented. We have over 180 countries doing work.ŽFIFA said after the group stage that of 2.6 million tickets sold, U.S. residents bought about 97,000 on FIFAs website and from its ticketing centers, second only to host Russias 1.1 million. The U.S. was second to host Brazil in 2014, but the American total was around 200,000 that year.We were all disappointed when the U.S. team didnt qualify,Ž said Brian Perkins, vice president of global mar-keting for Budweiser at Anheuser-Busch InBev. But two-thirds of the sales of Budweiser glob-ally are sold outside of the U.S., so actually the bigger part of the business is international, and thats where all the growth is coming from as well. It really didnt change much at all.ŽWorld Cup advertising increased sharply in the U.S. during the past few tournaments. Nike used a 70-foot advertising board near New Yorks Penn Station and its store windows to attract attention.Plans for U.S. marketing changed last October when the U.S. lost at Trin-idad and Tobago, ending a string of seven straight World Cup appearances dating to 1990.Since Team USA will not be competing, we dont have much going on,Ž Nike spokesman Ilana Finley said in an email.Past World Cups contributed to soccers growth in the U.S., both at Major League Soccer and at the youth level. The four matches involving the American team in 2014 were seen by 10 million to 18 mil-lion viewers on ESPN and generated what then-U.S. Soccer Federation Presi-dent Sunil Gulati called water-cooler talk.Ž That opportunity was lost in this four-year cycle.Fox, which holds U.S. English-language television rights, had been projecting four of 64 matches involving the American team.We had to pivot quickly,Ž Fox Sports senior vice president of ad sales Mike Petruzzi said.While viewers declined from the 2014 tournament in Brazil, the level is up from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa when the U.S. games are factored out.Business as usual at WCup despite no US

PAGE 17 | Saturday, July 14, 2018 C5 AMERICANLEAGUENATIONALLEAGUEEASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Boston6629.695„„10-0W-1032-1234-17 NewYork6131.6633„7-3W-233-1328-18 TampaBay4845.5161796-4L-126-1722-28 Toronto4250.45722153-7L-224-2518-25 Baltimore2668.27739322-8L-214-3212-36 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Cleveland5042.543„„5-5L-129-1821-24 Minnesota4249.4627147-3W-227-2115-28 Detroit4055.42111183-7L-425-2315-32 Chicago3161.33719263-7W-117-2814-33 KansasCity2666.28324311-9L-111-3515-31 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Houston6234.646„„7-3L-230-2032-14 Seattle5836.6173„5-5L-131-1727-19 Oakland5341.564857-3W-224-2129-20 LosAngeles4846.51113105-5W-124-2324-23 Texas4054.42621182-8L-319-2821-26 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Philadelphia5240.565„„7-3W-130-1622-24 Atlanta5140.560„4-6W-124-1827-22 Washington4746.505555-5W-122-2425-22 Miami3956.41114145-5W-121-2718-29 NewYork3754.40714144-6L-117-3120-23 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Milwaukee5539.585„„6-4L-230-1825-21 Chicago5238.5781„7-3L-128-1524-23 St.Louis4744.516645-5L-123-2224-22 Pittsburgh4449.4731084-6W-225-2419-25 Cincinnati4152.44113116-4L-121-2620-26 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY LosAngeles5142.548„„7-3W-226-2325-19 Arizona5143.54314-6L-226-2325-20 Colorado4845.516347-3W-220-2328-22 SanFrancisco4946.516344-6W-130-1719-29 SanDiego4056.41712133-7L-220-2820-28 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALL ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSLATE TexasatBaltimore N.Y.YankeesatCleveland TorontoatBoston MilwaukeeatPittsburgh PhiladelphiaatMiami WashingtonatN.Y.Mets ArizonaatAtlanta CincinnatiatSt.Louis ChicagoCubsatSanDiego DetroitatHouston KansasCityatChicagoWhiteSox TampaBayatMinnesota SeattleatColorado L.A.AngelsatL.A.Dodgers OaklandatSanFranciscoTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MilwaukeeTBD0-00.000-00-00.00.00 PittsburghHolmes(R)12:35p0-17.110-10-12.115.43 MilwaukeeAnderson(R)6-63.8110-81-017.01.06 PittsburghNova(R)4:05p5-64.509-81-116.27.02 ArizonaGreinke(R)9-53.3911-82-018.02.00 AtlantaNewcomb(L)4:10p8-43.449-90-212.19.49 CincinnatiCastillo(R)5-85.589-100-014.24.91 St.LouisFlaherty(R)4:10p3-43.345-80-212.17.30 PhiladelphiaNola(R)12-22.2714-53-021.20.83 MiamiRichards(R)4:10p2-55.245-70-112.26.39 WashingtonVoth(R)0-00.000-00-00.00.00 NewYorkWheeler(R)4:10p2-64.425-120-018.02.50 ChicagoHendricks(R)5-83.936-120-116.05.06 SanDiegoPerdomo(R)10:10p1-37.091-50-215.28.62AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA TorontoGaviglio(R)2-34.705-50-113.06.92 BostonRodriguez(L)1:05p11-33.6215-32-117.22.55 TampaBayArcher(R)3-44.417-70-114.13.14 MinnesotaBerrios(R)2:10p9-73.4111-81-218.14.91 KansasCityDuffy(L)4-84.896-131-118.03.50 ChicagoLopez(R)2:10p4-63.776-122-117.14.67 DetroitFulmer(R)3-84.115-130-221.03.86 HoustonCole(R)4:10p9-22.5715-40-117.02.65 NewYorkSabathia(L)6-43.349-82-118.04.00 ClevelandClevinger(R)7:15p7-43.348-101-217.05.29 TexasPerez(L)2-39.672-31-214.08.36 BaltimoreRamirez(R)7:15p0-33.930-30-313.15.40INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA L.Angeles(AL)Heaney(L)5-63.946-101-117.16.23 L.Angeles(NL)Kershaw(L)7:15p3-42.615-72-017.01.59 SeattleLeBlanc(L)5-03.3910-32-018.23.86 ColoradoGray(R)9:10p7-75.778-91-016.06.19 OaklandAnderson(L)1-25.753-21-111.03.27 SanFran.Samardzija(R)10:05p1-56.422-70-310.26.750 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLJULY14 1916: St.LouisBrownspitcherErnieKoobwentthe distanceina17-inning0-0tiewiththeBostonRedSox. CarlMayswentthe“rst15inningsfortheRedSoxand DutchLeonard“nished. 1946: Clevelandplayer-managerLouBoudreauhitfour doublesandahomeruninthe“rstgameofadoubleheaderagainstBoston,butTedWilliamsconnectedfor threehomerunsanddroveineightrunsforan11-10 RedSoxvictory. 1956: MelParnelloftheBostonRedSoxpitchedanohitteragainsttheChicagoWhiteSoxfora4-0victoryat FenwayPark. 1967: EddieMathewsoftheAstroshithis500thhome runoffSanFranciscosJuanMarichalatCandlestick Park.HoustonbeattheGiants8-6. 1968: HankAarongothis500thhomerunoffMike McCormickastheAtlantaBravesbeattheSanFranciscoGiants4-2. 1968: DonWilsonoftheHoustonAstrosstruckout18 Redsina6-1victoryoverCincinnatiinthenightcapof adoubleheader. 1969: OaklandsReggieJacksonknockedin10runsina 21-7winovertheBostonRedSoxatFenwayPark.Jacksonhad“vehitsinsixat-bats,includingtwotwo-run homersandadouble. 1970: PeteRoseoftheCincinnatiRedsscoredonJim Hickmans12th-inningsingleafterbowlingoverClevelandsRayFosseathomeplatetogivetheNLa5-4 victoryovertheALatRiverfrontStadium.STATISTICALLEADERSAMERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,83;Betts,Boston,76;Trout, LosAngeles,71;Benintendi,Boston,68;Martinez, Boston,68;Judge,NewYork,65;Ramirez,Cleveland, 64;Springer,Houston,64;Segura,Seattle,63. RBI: Martinez,Boston,79;Ramirez,Cleveland,67; Haniger,Seattle,65;Machado,Baltimore,64;KDavis, Oakland,63;Encarnacion,Cleveland,63;Gattis,Houston,62;Lindor,Cleveland,62;Lowrie,Oakland,62; Bregman,Houston,61. HITS: Altuve,Houston,126;Segura,Seattle,117; Machado,Baltimore,113;Martinez,Boston,113;Castellanos,Detroit,112;Lindor,Cleveland,112;Rosario, Minnesota,109;Benintendi,Boston,104;Merri“eld, KansasCity,104;3tiedat103. DOUBLES: Escobar,Minnesota,35;Bregman,Houston, 30;Castellanos,Detroit,29;Lindor,Cleveland,29;Merri“eld,KansasCity,29;Abreu,Chicago,27;Andujar, NewYork,27;Ramirez,Cleveland,26;6tiedat25. TRIPLES: Sanchez,Chicago,9;Hernandez,Toronto, 6;Benintendi,Boston,5;Moncada,Chicago,5;Smith, TampaBay,5;Jones,Detroit,4;Moreland,Boston,4; Profar,Texas,4;14tiedat3. HOMERUNS: Martinez,Boston,28;Ramirez,Cleveland, 28;Judge,NewYork,25;Lindor,Cleveland,25;Trout, LosAngeles,25;Betts,Boston,23;Machado,Baltimore, 23;Cruz,Seattle,22;Stanton,NewYork,22;3tiedat 21. STOLENBASES: Gordon,Seattle,22;Anderson,Chicago,21;Ramirez,Cleveland,19;Benintendi,Boston, 17;Betts,Boston,16;RDavis,Cleveland,16;DeShields, Texas,16;Merri“eld,KansasCity,16;Smith,Tampa Bay,16;Trout,LosAngeles,15. PITCHING: Severino,NewYork,14-2;Kluber,Cleveland, 12-5;Snell,TampaBay,12-5;Morton,Houston,11-2; Porcello,Boston,11-3;Rodriguez,Boston,11-3;6tied at10. ERA: Verlander,Houston,2.05;Sale,Boston,2.23;Snell, TampaBay,2.27;Bauer,Cleveland,2.30;Severino,New York,2.31;Cole,Houston,2.57;Skaggs,LosAngeles, 2.57;Kluber,Cleveland,2.76;Morton,Houston,2.96; Clevinger,Cleveland,3.34. STRIKEOUTS: Sale,Boston,188;Cole,Houston,169; Bauer,Cleveland,168;Verlander,Houston,160;Paxton, Seattle,155;Morton,Houston,146;Severino,New York,144;Snell,TampaBay,134;Kluber,Cleveland, 132;Berrios,Minnesota,122. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Albies,Atlanta,73;Blackmon,Colorado,70; Hernandez,Philadelphia,63;Arenado,Colorado,61; Goldschmidt,Arizona,61;Pham,St.Louis,59;Gennett, Cincinnati,58;Yelich,Milwaukee,58;4tiedat57. RBI: Suarez,Cincinnati,69;Aguilar,Milwaukee,68; Arenado,Colorado,66;Baez,Chicago,66;Story,Colorado,63;Freeman,Atlanta,60;Kemp,LosAngeles,60; Markakis,Atlanta,60;Gennett,Cincinnati,59;Rizzo, Chicago,59. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta,116;Albies,Atlanta,113; Gennett,Cincinnati,111;Castro,Miami,110;Freeman, Atlanta,110;Anderson,Miami,105;Arenado,Colorado, 103;Story,Colorado,102;Turner,Washington,101; Blackmon,Colorado,99. DOUBLES: Albies,Atlanta,29;Markakis,Atlanta,29; Carpenter,St.Louis,27;Story,Colorado,26;Rendon, Washington,25;Freeman,Atlanta,24;Baez,Chicago, 23;Hosmer,SanDiego,23;3tiedat22. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,8;CTaylor,LosAngeles,8; Baez,Chicago,6;Nimmo,NewYork,6;Contreras,Chicago,5;Dickerson,Pittsburgh,5;Hamilton,Cincinnati, 5;Story,Colorado,5;9tiedat4. HOMERUNS: Aguilar,Milwaukee,24;Arenado, Colorado,23;Harper,Washington,23;Goldschmidt, Arizona,21;Muncy,LosAngeles,21;Albies,Atlanta,20; Suarez,Cincinnati,19;5tiedat18. STOLENBASES: MTaylor,Washington,24;Inciarte, Atlanta,23;SMarte,Pittsburgh,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;Scherzer,Washington,12-5;Lester,Chicago,11-2;Godley,Arizona,10-6; Mikolas,St.Louis,10-3;Greinke,Arizona,9-5;9tiedat 8. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.68;Stripling,LosAngeles, 2.08;Nola,Philadelphia,2.27;Scherzer,Washington, 2.41;Lester,Chicago,2.46;Mikolas,St.Louis,2.65; Foltynewicz,Atlanta,2.66;Guerra,Milwaukee,2.79; Corbin,Arizona,3.10;Freeland,Colorado,3.11. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,182;deGrom, NewYork,149;Corbin,Arizona,146;Nola,Philadelphia, 126;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,120;Gray,Colorado,119; Greinke,Arizona,117;Pivetta,Philadelphia,113; Velasquez,Philadelphia,110;Stripling,LosAngeles, 108.THURSDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Oakland6,Houston4 Boston6,Toronto4 N.Y.Yankees7,Cleveland4 Minnesota5,TampaBay1 L.A.Angels11,Seattle2 NationalLeague Colorado5,Arizona1 Pittsburgh6,Milwaukee3 Washington5,N.Y.Mets4 L.A.Dodgers3,SanDiego2 Interleague Philadelphia5,Baltimore4 SUNDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague TexasatBaltimore,1:05p.m. TorontoatBoston,1:05p.m. N.Y.YankeesatCleveland,1:10p.m. DetroitatHouston,2:10p.m. KansasCityatChicagoWhiteSox, 2:10p.m. TampaBayatMinnesota,2:10p.m. NationalLeague PhiladelphiaatMiami,1:10p.m. WashingtonatN.Y.Mets,1:10p.m. ArizonaatAtlanta,1:35p.m. MilwaukeeatPittsburgh,1:35p.m. CincinnatiatSt.Louis,2:15p.m. ChicagoCubsatSanDiego,4:10p.m. Interleague SeattleatColorado,3:10p.m. OaklandatSanFrancisco,4:05p.m. L.A.AngelsatL.A.Dodgers,4:10p.m.FANTASYPLAYSJORGEPOLANCO,SS,Twins: Polanco hit13homerunsandstole13bases lastseason,butthereareconcernsas towhetherhecanmatchthattypeof productionnowthathescomingoffof an80gamedrugsuspension.Inhis“rst ninegamessincebeingreinstatedhe hada40percenthardhitrate. NICKWILLIAMS,OF,Phillies: Williams hasthrivedsincetakingoverasthe everydaystartingright“elderforthe Phillies.Williamswasbatting.225on June10th.Inhisnext20starts,heposted a.314/.407/.500slashline.Williams battingaverageis31pointshigherinthe secondhalfcomparedwithhis“rsthalf average. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos7529076102.352 AltuveHou9637862126.333 JMartinezBos8934368113.329 SeguraSea8635663117.329 MMachadoBal9335846113.316 TroutLAA9332268101.314 SimmonsLAA823054395.311 MDuffyTB773013093.309 BrantleyCle8133051101.306 CastellanosDet9136753112.305 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. GennettCin8934058111.326 MarkakisAtl9136055116.322 AlmoraChC852714786.317 KempLAD892854290.316 FFreemanAtl9135157110.313 SuarezCin762854789.312 ArenadoCol8733161103.311 AguilarMil832614880.307 DickersonPit833113795.305 MartinezStL853123594.301 ThroughJuly13 JustdroppinginBostonsJ.D.Martinezmakesthecatchonasacri“ce”yoffthebatofTorontosDwightSmithJr.duringthe secondinningofFridaysgameinBoston.[MICHAELDWYER/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]


C6 Saturday, July 14, 2018 | BUSINESS 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 JJ FMAMJ 2,680 2,760 2,840 S&P 500Close: 2,801.31 Change: 3.02 (0.1%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 27,200 JJ FMAMJ 23,960 24,520 25,080 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,019.41 Change: 94.52 (0.4%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1395 Declined 1426 New Highs 96 New Lows 27 Vol. (in mil.) 2,571 Pvs. Volume 2,783 1,659 1,872 1253 1551 98 42 NYSE NASDDOW 25043.21 24890.06 25019.41 +94.52 +0.38% +1.21% DOW Trans. 10577.17 10464.77 10546.41 +57.79 +0.55% -0.62% DOW Util. 723.63 716.54 721.87 +0.99 +0.14% -0.21% NYSE Comp. 12783.24 12727.75 12769.50 +8.04 +0.06% -0.31% NASDAQ 7843.52 7803.34 7825.98 +2.06 +0.03% +13.36% S&P 500 2804.53 2791.69 2801.31 +3.02 +0.11% +4.78% S&P 400 2006.30 1995.22 1996.35 -0.38 -0.02% +5.04% Wilshire 5000 29309.49 29169.41 29261.38 +26.93 +0.09% +5.28% Russell 2000 1697.40 1686.88 1687.08 -3.20 -0.19% +9.87% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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It only applies to cars that have been registered in 42 states and Washington, D.C., as part of a coordinated phase-in of Takata recalls.WASHINGTONFDA warns of fake letters sent to consumers U.S. health authorities are alerting consumers to a new scam involving fake government warning letters sent to people who tried to buy medicines online or over the phone.The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that the fake letters may be part of an extortion scam. How-ever, authorities have not yet documented cases of consumers being coerced to turn over money.NEWARK, N.J.Tunnel project scrambling as funding deadline loomsA $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel into New York is scrambling to stay in the running for key federal funding as a July 14 dead-line looms.According to the federal Department of Transportation, the tunnel project, the largest component of the Gate-way rail project that plans to replace century-old rail infrastructure in New York and New Jersey, is lacking some key compo-nents to remain eligible for billions in federal grants. The Associated PressIn this July 6 “ le photo, trucks haul containers from a container port in Qingdao in eastern Chinas Shandong province. Chinas trade grew by double digits in June despite mounting tensions with Washington, but the government warned it will face rising instabilities and uncertainties.Ž [CHINATOPIX VIA AP]By Joe McDonaldThe Associated PressBEIJING „ Chinas June trade grew by double digits amid mounting tension with Washington but Beijing warned its exporters face rising instabilities and uncertainties.ŽExports rose 11.3 percent over a year earlier to $216.7 billion, down from Mays 12.6 percent growth, customs data showed Friday. Imports expanded by 14.1 percent to $175.1 billion, down from the previous months 26 percent.The June figures may have received a boost from U.S. and Chinese traders who rushed to fill orders for soybeans, ball bearings and other goods in both directions before threatened tariff hikes took effect.The conflict with Wash-ington, coupled with weaker global demand, adds to challenges for Beijing as economic growth cools after regulators tightened controls on bank lending starting last year to rein in surging debt.Chinese exports held up well on the eve of U.S. tar-iffs,Ž Julian Evans-Pritchard of Capital Economics said in a report. But disappointing import figures point toward weakening domestic demand.ŽWashington added 25 per-cent tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods on July 6 in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. China retali-ated with higher duties on a similar amount of American goods.This week, the Trump administration announced a possible second round of tariff hikes targeting a $200 billion list of thousands of Chinese products. Beijing criticized the measure but has yet to say how it might respond.There will be challenges facing foreign trade with rising instabilities and uncertainties in the global environment,Ž said a Chi-nese customs agency report.June exports to the United States grew faster than Chi-nas total with the world, expanding by 13.6 percent over a year ago to $42.6 billion in a possible sign exporters were rushing to fill orders.China imported American goods worth $13.6 billion. Its politically volatile trade surplus with the United States widened by 14.2 percent to $29 billion.China is running out of American goods for retaliatory tariffs due to their lopsided trade balance.Last years imports from the United States totaled about $130 billion. That leaves about $80 billion for penalty tariffs after previous increases either imposed or threatened on a total of $50 billion of U.S. goods are counted.Beijing has stepped up efforts, so far without success, to recruit governments including Germany and France as allies. They criticize President Donald Trumps tactics but share U.S. complaints about Bei-jings industrial policy and market barriers.Chinas global trade surplus in June narrowed by 10.9 percent to $41.6 percent.The surplus with the 28-nation European Union, the countrys secondlargest trading partner, expanded by 33.6 percent to $16.3 billion.Summer boostChinas trade grows in June amid tensions with Washington By Martin CrutsingerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The Federal Reserve said Friday it expects low unemployment and rising inflation will keep it on track to raise interest rates at a gradual pace over the next two years. By late 2019, the Fed says its key policy rate should be at a level that will be slightly restrictive for growth.The Feds projection on rate hikes came with release of the central banks semiannual monetary report to Congress. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is scheduled to testify on the report for two days next week.The Fed last month raised its policy rate for a second time this year and projected two more hikes in 2018. The monetary report says the expectation is that further hikes will leave the rate slightly above its neutral level by late next year.The Feds current projec-tion for the neutral rate „ the point where monetary policy is not stimulating growth or restraining it „ is 2.9 percent. With the June rate hike, the current range for the policy rate, known as the federal funds rate, is 1.75 percent to 2 percent. The policy report says that officials median outlook for the future course of interest rates would put the policy rate somewhat aboveŽ the neutral rate by the end of 2019 and through 2020.The report noted that the median projection for the funds rate has it rising to 2.4 percent by the end of this year, which would indicate two more rate hikes are upcoming in 2018, and then climbing to 3.1 percent by the end of 2019 and 3.4 percent by the end of 2020.Fed projects further hikes in key rate By Marley JayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Stocks wrapped up another solid week Friday as industrial and energy companies ticked higher, but corporate earnings got off to a sluggish start as reports from several major U.S. banks failed to excite investors.Indexes wobbled in morn-ing trading, but rising oil prices helped energy companies, and defense contractors and machinery makers also rose. Consumer-focused companies like Amazon set record highs.Wells Fargo skidded after reporting a drop in earnings as fallout continued from its phony accounts scandal. Citigroup also fell after its revenue growth was weak. AT&T skidded after the Justice Department asked a court to overturn the companys purchase of Time Warner.Investors expect another round of great profit growth this quarter, but theyre not sure about what will come next: the U.S. and China are in a trade war without any signs of reso-lution, midterm Congressional elections are getting closer, and interest rates keep rising. Paul Christopher, head of global market strategy for the Wells Fargo Investment Institute, said investors will focus on corpo-rate forecasts covering the rest of the year.We think there will be a lot of attention paid to the outlook,Ž he said. We still think the economy is really what investors should be watching here, and we think its going to be solid this year and again good next year.ŽThe S&P 500 index edged up 3.02 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,801.31. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 94.52 points, or 0.4 percent, to 25,019.41. The Nasdaq composite set another record, just barely, as it rose 2.06 points to 7,825.98.The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks fell 3.20 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,687.08. More stocks fell than rose on the New York Stock Exchange.Major indexes rose for the second consecutive week following modest losses over the previous two weeks.Investors continued to waver between optimism about the growing U.S. economy, and the strong company earnings that come with it, and worries that the trade war and other com-mercial disputes could set back global economic growth.Wells Fargo, the largest U.S. mortgage lender, posted a smaller profit than analysts expected. Its stock gave up 1.2 percent to $55.36. Citi fell 2.2 percent to $67 and JPMorgan Chase dipped 0.5 percent to $106.36.While bank profits are surg-ing this year, their stocks are not. Much of the profit growth has come from last years corporate tax cuts rather than a big improvement in the banks businesses. Stocks end week with more gains


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PAGE 25 | Saturday, July 14, 2018 E1 HOMESTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 ENERGYKEEP COSTS DOWNHere are some tips from Insulfoam on insulating your attic, basement, crawl space and garage to improve energy e ciency. Attic: Consider rigid foam panels. Expanded polystyrene (EPS) provides the highest insulating power per dollar. Basement and crawl space: Rigid foam insulation boards can be cut to size and installed on basement walls. Also insulate any crawlspaces. Garage door: Readily available DIY insulation kits allow homeowners to insulate their garage door in less than an hour, for about $100. TELEVISIONSHANG YOUR TV RIGHTApartment Therapy questions the trend of hanging your TV over the replace in a recent post titled The home theater mistake we keep seeing over and over again.Ž If the screen is too high, it puts unnecessary stress on neck and shoulder muscles. The top of the screen should be between 15 and 35 degrees from the horizontal plane of your eye level,Ž the post says. TIP OF THE WEEK MAKE HOME SAFERThe following tips to keep your home safe come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. € Remove hazards that increase the chance for falling, such as rugs and loose cords. € Test smoke alarms monthly. Replace alkaline batteries once a year. € Keep cooking areas free of ammable objects, such as potholders and towels. „ Brandpoint By Betty Montgomery More Content NowLooking for a new twist to your garden? How about adding a plant or two that climbs, rambles or descends? Vines will add a new twist, and using them in different ways could be fun. A climber can cover a wall, will soften or hide a chain-link fence, or decorate a tree. It can provide shade when over a pergola or privacy to a screen porch. Ramblers add a wonderful vertical element to any garden. You can choose an annual, a perennial or an evergreen vine. Growing vertically will give you more growing space since they take up very little ground area, something that is precious in many yards. Black-eyed Susan (Thunbergia) is a fast growing annual that will twine around the support that is provided. It has charming, dainty daisy-like flowers that are about an inch and a half in size and they come in shades of white, yellow and orange. The dark centers make them resemble the garden perennial black-eyed Susan, hence the name. They can be grown in the ground or in a container. They are touted as doing better in a container because they like to be pot-bound, which encourages more flowers. Morning glories are an easy vine to grow and an old favorite of mine. Morning glories need little care and come in various colors. I would recommend growing them on a structure where the dead vines can be easily removed in the fall. I grew them on a chainlinked fence for several years and they were great. Passion flowers (Passiflora incarnata) have the more delicate, tantalizing bloom. I used to go on walks to find them growing wild in the open areas around our pond. Moonflower, which is usually grown from seed, is another great climber that has a lovely fragrance at night. Mandevilla, a popular vine that most garden centers sell, come in a lovely shade of pink or white. I grow mine in a pot, which I keep in the garage over the winter, but it is an annual in most areas. Then there are perennial vines like clematis, which are long-lived and have beautiful flowers. There are many different kinds of clematis that will fit about any situation. Some clematis bloom in spring, while others flower at different times during the summer months. Sweet autumn clematis is the last clematis to bloom in our garden and grows up a tree by our patio. Most clematis are deciduous, but there is one evergreen variety. Clematis take a year or two to get established and are worth the wait. I have seen some wonderful rambling roses growing up in trees and making the tree look like they had flowers. The English are an old hand at putting climbing roses near a fruit tree and letting the rose climb up through the tree, coming out the limbs, making the tree look like it is a big rose bush. If you are looking for an evergreen vine, there are several that will work if you live in a warmer area. Clematis armandii, Carolina jasmine, Confederate jasmine and smilax are choices to consider. These evergreen vines do well in zones 7, but Im not sure they will go farther north without a very protected place to grow. I do not recommend ivy because it is invasive where I live. You can see that there are lots of options. Figure out where you want a vine to grow and have fun at your local garden shop choosing just the right one. Vines will be a great addition to any spot and add a wonderful vertical element to any garden. Betty Montgomery is a master gardener and author of Hydrangeas: How To Grow, Cultivate & Enjoy,Ž and A Four-Season Southern Garden.Ž She can be reached at Going up Going upConsider adding vines and climbers to your garden Carolina Jasmine. [BETTY MONTGOMERY PHOTOS] Clematis Passion ” ower ce l t he y t s It seems that 100-year floods are beginning to occur a little more often than advertised, and it is obvious for most non-scientists that something is going on with the climate. Maybe that is one of the reasons why the National Flood Insurance Program is $20.5 billion in debt after a $16 billion bailout in 2017. Congress has yet to reauthorize the program, which is set to expire on July 31. Numerous major flooding events have already struck the United States this year, and the hurricane season just started. The reason why the National Flood Insurance Program is so important is that regular homeowners insurance does not cover loss due to floods and most homeowners have no idea what qualifies as a flood. Everyone understands what constitutes a river, lake or tidal flooding. However, a flood can be water from a rogue summertime thunderstorm that puts water into two or more houses or inundates two acres or more of normally dry land. For instance, a summertime afternoon thunderstorm in Florida that produces 5 inches of rain in an hour on a road with a clogged drainage ditch could flood several homes. If this scenario occurs, the homeowners will need flood insurance. Even in a hurricane, water surges are not covered by homeowners insurance „ just the wind-driven water damage above the flood line. Having flood insurance in Florida makes sense when you look at the map. The state is surrounded by water on three sides and it has major lakes and rivers throughout the state. The National Flood Insurance Program works differently from your regular homeowners policy. It is a separate policy that you can normally buy from your insurance agent. The price of the insurance depends on where your home is placed on the FEMA flood maps and the elevation of your home. A homeowner whose house is in a flood zone can get an Elevation Certificate from a surveyor, which can help with the cost of flood insurance. The other bit of bad news regarding flood insurance is that it has coverage limitations of $250,000. Plus, it does not cover replacement cost „ just value. There is also flood insurance for AROUND THE HOUSEFlood insurance makes sense in Florida Don Magruder Don Magruder says having ” ood insurance in Florida makes sense when you look at the map. The state is surrounded by water on three sides and it has major lakes and rivers throughout the state. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL]See FLOOD, E2


E2 Saturday, July 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comRain, rain go away, come again another day. After living through several droughty years in central Florida, I said I would never sing this song again, although this year I am tempted. I have to remind myself that increased rainfall recharges the aquifer and encourages plant growth. With this years rainy season following an unusually wet spring, our plant clinic is receiving several samples from local yards displaying diseases associated with too much water. Often times the problem of waterlogged and diseased landscapes arises from irrigation systems running when summer rains are adequate. Manage these conditions by examining and adjusting irrigation systems. One easy way to adjust irrigation events is to simply turn the system off and operate the irrigation clock manually when water is needed. An easy answer does not exist to the question of how many times a week should one irrigate. Instead, check the lawn for signs that it needs water before turning the irrigation on manually. Look for folding leaf blades or a bluishgreen cast to the turf. If footprints or lawn mower tires leave tracks, it is time to irrigate. A homeowner once told me that she watered on Wednesdays because the W in the word Wednesday reminded her it was time to water. She also admitted to having a brown thumb. Often residents want to irrigate weekly or twice a week because this is what their water management district allows, but frequency of watering depends on many variables. When to water changes based on soil moisture, organic matter content, the slope of the lawn, the temperature, light exposure, and more. There is not an easy answer to the question of how often to irrigate. We do know that each time an irrigation event occurs, a lawn needs to receive about threequarters of an inch of water. If your preference is to leave your irrigation system on automatic, check the rain sensor to see if it is operating correctly. Rain sensors have a stack of fibrous disks located in their interior. When the disks are dry and shrink, it allows the next irrigation event to occur. When the irrigation system is scheduled to come on and the disks are moist and swell, the irrigation event will be bypassed. Over time, the stack of fibrous disks become brittle and can crack, impacting the effectiveness of the rain sensor. To test your rain sensor, get outside early when the irrigation system is running or before its scheduled run time and wet the rain sensor with water from a hose. The irrigation should shut off; if not, replace the rain sensor. Look up and make sure the current sensor is not blocked by the eaves of the house, another structure, or plant materials before installing a new rain sensor. Locate rain sensors along the edge of the roof where they can easily intercept rainfall. To reduce risk of plant disease on veggies, perennials, annuals, and ornamental trees and shrubs, eliminate overhead irrigation and only water at the ground level. Once established, shrubs, trees and many perennials can survive on natural rainfall alone. Visit our Master Gardener Plant Clinic and Discovery Gardens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. week days at the Extension Services Office, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares. Brooke Moffis is the residential horticulture agent of the UF/IFAS Lake County Extension office. Email THE EXTENSIONCheck irrigation rain sensor for proper operation Brooke Mo s A rain sensor located on the edge of a roo” ine is checked for effectiveness. [MASTER GARDENER STEVE TURNIPSEED/ SUBMITTED] personal property, which can cover up to $100,000. Your insurance agent can provide you with rates and coverage limitations for your property. With flood insurance being a government-backed program, it is usually affordable unless you are in a high-risk zone. The updates in the FEMA flood maps have placed homes in flood zones that previously were not in one. If you own a property, talk to your insurance agent. Before you purchase property, check the FEMA flood maps and talk to your agent about insurability. Know your flood zone before buying. The most asked question about flood insurance is, Should I buy it?Ž The answer is, Yes, most definitely if you are in an area prone to flooding.Ž Your homeowners policy will not help you if there is a flood. If you are in an area that is not in a flood zone, the question becomes trickier. If your neighborhood is prone to street flooding or you have an area by your home that holds water, flood insurance is a cheap investment. If you have a home in which a swimming pool could flood your home „ that could be a reason depending on surrounding conditions. Areas that have been dry for generations are prone to flooding nowadays. There is little doubt that more homeowners should consider buying flood insurance, considering their proximity to so much water and potential flooding. When in doubt „ buy it. Don Magruder is the CEO of Ro-Mac Lumber & Supply Inc. He is also the host of the Around the House radio show heard every Monday at noon on My790AM WLBE in Leesburg. FLOODFrom Page E1 By Adrian HigginsThe Washington PostWe stand at a golden moment in the growing season, before prolonged sticky heat saps the garden but after the late spring monsoon. The excessive rains of May and June bring certain plant woes, some yet to appear, but for now everything looks lush and verdant. This extends to the lawn, to ground covers, to summer-flowering perennials, shrubs, you name it. There is only one thing for the gardener to do about this luxuriance: Take credit for it. The rains coincided with the growth spurt of spring and served to stretch burgeoning stems and leaves to levels of tropical exuberance. This has undoubtedly increased the display of flowers as well, not least with hydrangeas. Beyond the mopheads and lacecaps, its hard to miss the wonderful flower shows of oakleaf hydrangea, smooth hydrangea and Hydrangea aspera „ the last a much underused hydrangea with large, velvetlike leaves and enormous lacecaps beloved by bumblebees. The rain was a boon to ferns, of course, but also to the supremely elegant Japanese hakone grass, which likes a little bit of shade and lots of moisture. My ardor for day lilies has waned over the years, but the rain has certainly set them up for an epic season of bloom. The calycanthus is a handsome, large, glossy green shrub that needs good soil moisture when it stirs into bloom in May. The flowers are large, wine-colored and fragrant. There are native and Chinese versions and crosses between the two. Aphrodite was developed for its fragrance and reblooming qualities, and its pronounced scent places it above the one I planted, Hartlage Wine. Some ground covers get rambunctious with spring rain. A gardening friend once ripped out all the lamiastrum, or yellow archangel, because of its thuggish qualities, but I planted it on a dry hillside, which served to contain it. In droughts, it withers away but always comes back. In wet springs, it goes a bit mad but is easy to chop back. The sweet, lowgrowing Mazus reptans, another ground cover for partial shade, ebbs and flows with the moisture and is, for now, cresting nicely. Most of my gardening friends have welcomed the flood because it ended a long, hidden and worrying period of dryness that stretched back well into last year. But such extremes, we are told, are becoming the norm in an age of climate change. How should the gardener respond? Some woody plants grow in poor soil and can handle both drought and flood. Among trees, the list includes sycamores, red maples, swamp white oaks and pin oaks. But you need a pretty extensive knowledge of more obscure plants „ especially of smaller trees, shrubs and perennials „ so that you can plant enough to make such an area look like a garden. Even if your mind is full of beautiful wading plants, finding them can be a challenge, even in the internet age. Another approach is to do wholesale amendment to the soil in a given area by carting in sand, gravel and grit, and working it into the native soil. You then plant things that demand dry conditions. This means forgoing such plants as hydrangeas, azaleas and hostas, along with wood mulches, and selecting dry-loving perennials and shrubs. With imagination, the palette is boundless and includes such things as lavender, catmint, poppies, thyme, coneflowers, liatris, salvias, baptisias, wild quinine, asters, goldenrods, agastaches, sedums, dianthus, phlomis and certain irises. Grasses love this environment and so do bulbs. You will sense that such gardens are full of exciting potential if you do your homework, and you have a sunny location. Drainage is key and allows these plants to survive even when we get more than 10 inches of rain in a month, as we just have. Yet another way of dealing with adding organic matter is to incorporate lots of leaf mold and compost to your soil, so that it acts as a sponge, holding water without becoming sodden. By creating raised beds, you can lift plants higher and add more material. On a recent Sunday afternoon, I found myself alone in a community garden of some 150 plots. This may seem strange for such a time and place, but I should mention that this was in the midst of a torrential downpour.After heavy spring rains, an epic season of bloomBy Becky KrystalThe Washington PostIm not an avid backyard gardener. My thumb is less than green, and my small patio is shaded by trees and fences, preventing prolific vegetable growth. But I havent felt the loss too keenly, as I have a farmers market across the street every week. Potted herbs, however, are my exception. I manage to not kill them (usually, anyway), and its hard to argue with the convenience and freshness of stepping outside and snipping whatever I need. I recently wandered the aisles of my local nursery trying to decide what to plant. Unfortunately, my eyes are bigger than my pots and, really, my appetite. Here are a few different categories that might help you, too, settle on what culinary herbs are most useful to plant. Be sure you also think about what makes sense for the types of dishes you think youll be making „ this list is by no means comprehensive. € Herbs you almost always have to buy more of than you use: How many recipes call for just a sprig or a few tablespoons of an herb, and yet you are still stuck with a clamshell package or a bunch of extras? There are at least a couple of herbs I think are guilty of this, but theyre versatile enough to keep in your back yard. At the top of the list are thyme, rosemary, oregano, sage and chives. And they have a built-in bonus: They all come back each year. Bonus bonus: Chive blossoms are very pretty. € Herbs that grow plentifully that you can burn through quickly: Basil (sweet or Genovese) is my favorite herb that falls into this category. I usually have at least three or four plants in my yard since pesto is such a staple of my summer diet. The more you pick, the more it grows. Parsley, dill and mint are other prolific options that also can be used in large quantities. Id throw cilantro in, but I have yet to successfully keep a cilantro plant alive through the summer. If you can, more power to you! € Herbs that are nice to have but hard to find: I love making Thai stir-fries and noodle dishes, and Thai basil is one of those ingredients that really helps you come close to replicating the flavors of restaurant dishes. Thai basil can be tricky to find unless you go to an Asian market, and even then it can be hit or miss. But your local nursery probably has it in stock, which makes getting your own plant an ideal solution in my book. Like the Italian varieties, its simple to grow and harvest. Fresh culinary lavender is something else to consider, especially if you like floral flavors. Its nice in dressings and baked goods. Buy a variety that specifies it is suitable for eating. And while peppermint and spearmint fall into the category above, you could devote a pot to different varieties such as chocolate mint or pineapple mint. € € € Need a little gardening advice, too? Here are tips from Washington Post gardening columnist Adrian Higgins: € Herbs like full sun, free-draining soil and an open and airy location, as opposed to shade, heavy clay soil and thick wood mulches. If youre planting in an herb bed, incorporate gravel and sand into the soil and then mulch with a layer of gravel. Water occasionally but deeply. € Containers make it easy to manage soil and sun. Larger containers are better for the plants, but because they can get heavy, make sure the pot is where you want it before you start filling it and transplanting the herbs. € Water containers more often but allow them to drain well, so no saucers underneath. € Leafy herbs like to be used „ cutting stems will promote bushiness.How to pick the most useful herbs to plant in your backyard

PAGE 27 | Saturday, July 14, 2018 E3By Taylor TelfordThe Washington PostWeve reached prime yard sale season, when people are looking to declutter their homes, kill lazy afternoons and hunt for exciting deals. That means its a glorious time for yard sale queen Ava Seavey, author of Avas Guide to Garage Sale Gold,Ž who has spent more than 30 years applying her advertising and marketing skills to help people have successful yard sales. While bricks-andmortar stores are losing money to online shopping, yard sales appeal to a different set of shopping impulses: the desire to explore and find something special, to connect with another person, to buy on a whim. I think garage and yard sales are bigger than ever,Ž Seavey said. People want deals. Theyre very interested in getting quality things for less, and the face-toface, person-to-person shopping experience can be more satisfying in a lot of ways.Ž Daunted by the prospect of running your own yard sale? Dont be. We asked Seavey for her advice on getting rid of old stuff and bringing in the big bucks. First things first: Dont call it a garage sale (yes, even if its in your garage). People associate garages with dirt and dust, Seavey said. Instead, call it a yard sale or tag sale and youre likely to make more money. Surprisingly, Sunday sales tend to do poorly, she said, perhaps because people are busy with church and chores they pushed to the tail end of the weekend. She prefers Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and warns that determined buyers will often show up early. Promote your sale in advance on social media and with posters and signs in highly trafficked public places, such as community centers or busy roads, and be sure your ads are eye-catching and easy to read. Use buzzwords such as antiqueŽ and vintageŽ and emphasize your most valuable or unusual items. There are four types of customers at yard sales, and if you have items appealing to each one, youll have a better shot at a successful sale. There are collectors and dealers, who will be interested in specialized items and are usually willing to spend more money. There are day-trippers and retirees just looking to kill time or explore. There are people with limited income hoping to save money on basic needs. And lastly, there are garage sale fanatics, who hit up sales constantly and are hungry for deals or unusual items. Offering a wide selection is key. If you have just a lot of one type of thing, youll only appeal to one type of buyer. Its best to offer a variety of merchandise, so if you dont have enough on your own, team up with a friend or neighbor for a bigger joint sale. One of the biggest mistakes people make in hosting yard sales is assuming they dont need to use price tags because people come hoping to barter. Although thats true of some buyers, many are too shy to negotiate and will be scared off. For a lot of people, if it doesnt have a price on it, theyll disregard it and ignore it; theyre just not fearless enough to come up and ask,Ž Seavey said. Those who love the thrill of negotiation will use the price as a jumping-off point, but many people will take things at their listed prices and walk away satisfied. By not pricing things, youre setting the bar really low,Ž Seavey said. At least if theres a price on it, youre giving them a point of departure.Ž If you have gently used items, Seavey recommends selling them for no more than 50 percent of what they would cost in a store. Sell more worn items for about 25 percent. Offer bulk deals on things that dont sell as well „ books and clothes „ to encourage people to buy cheap things in higher quantities. While many people think of yard sales as a way to clear out their junk, if you treat your merchandise that way „ by throwing it out on the lawn in dusty boxes „ customers will assume its worthless. Take the effort to sort through what you have and show it off. Hang things on clotheslines or arrange them thoughtfully on tables. Make your sale easy to navigate.A yard sale experts tips for selling your old stu By Melissa RayworthThe Associated PressInterior designer Joan Craig sees many clients who give the decorating of their living room or kitchen a lot of thought. Yet while people have become much more attuned to developing personality inside a house,Ž she says, the outside becomes something that often can be much more generic.Ž And even if you give your backyard patio or deck some decorating attention, the front entrance often remains an afterthought. The front of your home is the first thing your guests will see,Ž says Edyta Czajkowska, founder of the Chicagobased design firm Edyta & Co., so creating a beautifully crafted, welcoming atmosphere is important.Ž In this season of outdoor entertaining, weve asked Craig, Czajkowska and Dallas-based interior designer Abbe Fenimore for advice on creating the most welcoming front entry areas. Step back Its hard to assess your front-door area when standing right in front of it. A homes entrance area begins where the visitor can first see it, says Craig, so stand at the road and consider your home from that distance. That may inspire you to embrace larger, more dramatic items. Pump up the scale of lanterns on either side of the door,Ž Craig says, or go for dramatic containers for planting. Or stay with simple planters, but put dramatic plants in them: Even if you have a small container,Ž Craig says, it can have an incredible climbing rose coming out of it.Ž She also suggests Boston ivy or climbing ivy. Czajkowska recommends hydrangeas, which bloom for months and add color and texture to the front of a house. Climbing roses also add drama and romance, she says, and if your entry allows for it, adding a spot where they can climb and envelope your entry can add major impact.Ž Consider the style of your home and the vibe of your neighborhood, says Fenimore. Include seating Even a small front porch may have room for a little bench, and these designers say its worth adding seating. Tiny as your space may be, Craig says, think of it as an outdoor room.Ž Fenimore likes porch swings, which dont have to take up much space and are welcoming. A simple canvas seat cushion matched with indoor/outdoor pillows can create a perfect space for reading or having coffee in the morning, she says. Be bold with color A beautiful, bright color can make an otherwise simple front door area look special. When you pass homes with brightly colored front doors, you drive by and think, Oh my gosh, thats really pretty,Ž Fenimore says, and it gives you the warm fuzzies.Ž Dark front doors painted black or charcoal have also become popular and work well on some houses. Personally, I dont care for dark-colored doors unless it speaks to the rest of your homes architecture and design aesthetic,Ž says Czajkowska. However, I do think your door should be impactful, whether that means painting it a bold color or letting the beautiful craftsmanship and hardware shine.Ž Accessories Beautifully crafted house numbers,Ž says Czajkowska, add a ton of character, while highlighting and playing off of the other architectural details on your home.ŽHow to make your front porches, entries say welcomeThis undated photo provided shows a bold blue colored door set against crisp white which creates a cheerful atmosphere in this front entry area designed by Abbe Fenimore, founder of Studio Ten 25 in Dallas, Texas. [MELANIE JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY/ ABBE FENIMORE VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]




DEAR ABBY: I am a 20-year-old college student. After attending a local community college for two years, I will be starting classes at a four-year school. I make excellent grades, but I struggle with organization. My mother has ADD, and I am certain that I also have it because I display all the symptoms. However, I have never been diagnosed. My mother purposely didn't have me diagnosed as a child because she didn't want me to feel like there was anything holding me back. Now that I'm an adult, I keep wondering if getting a diagnosis along with some mental and emotional support might help me to become more organized and successful in life. Any advice would be appreciated, along with any resources you might know of for people who have ADD or ADHD. -ANONYMOUS IN THE SOUTH DEAR ANONYMOUS: Because you feel that receiving a diagnosis would be helpful, it's time to be evaluated by a mental health professional. If your college has a student health center, that's the place to start. If not, contact the psychological association in your state about a referral to a therapist who specializes in patients with adult attention decit disorder. I wish you luck, because there is help for it.DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I have been dating casually for about ve months. He is busy and is often terrible about returning texts and phone calls. For his birthday, I bought him a gift that I had put a lot of thought into. We made plans to have dinner on his birthday, but when the time came to pick me up, he didn't show. Three hours after the agreed-upon time, he texted and canceled. My question is about the gift. It wasn't extravagant, but I no longer have any interest in giving it to him when we do nally see each other (it's been a week since he canceled). Is it acceptable to simply pay for dinner? I'm hurt and frustrated with him, and that doesn't make me want to give him a gift. -HURT IN TEXAS DEAR HURT: If he had wanted to spend his birthday with you, he would have shown up. One of the ways people show they care about each other is by returning texts and initiating phone calls. Because your "boyfriend" hasn't done that, assume that he is not as interested in you as you are in him. Return the gift, if possible, and if he shows up again, do not buy the dinner. Shame on him.DEAR ABBY: When my wife shops for clothes, she often returns something for exchange or reimbursement. Recently she bought an article of clothing and it shrank after she washed it, so she returned it. To me that was inappropriate. I think after a garment is washed it belongs to the buyer, and a return is wrong. Or am I wrong? -RETURNED IN THE EAST DEAR RETURNED: Personally, I agree with you -unless the item was supposed to be shrink-resistant. However, because the retailer was willing to exchange it or reimburse your wife, it appears we are mistaken. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES DIVERSIONS Hard-working college student strives to be more organized TODAY IN HISTORY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018:This year you will make new friends if you remain open and forthright. Others will adore your upbeat attitude and ways, and you are likely to receive lots of praise. If you are single, you have no shortage of potential loved ones coming toward you. Be honest with yourself about how you feel about each person you date. Do not settle. If you are attached, you might be very emotional and your sweetie might not know how to handle this dimension of your personality. Try to be more open about your feelings. LEO nds you very attractive.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You could be feisty, as you dont have an obvious outlet for frustration and mounting stress. A conversation with a loved one could soothe your soul. You both look at a key matter the same way. Communicate your bottom line before you hit trouble. TAURUS (APRIL 20MAY 20) Others could be reactive. Could they be responding to your new impulsiveness? Usually one person triggers the other. A quiet conversation with a loved one will elicit positive results. Share more of your news with others. Be willing to listen carefully. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You have a way about you that draws others toward you. You might have a difcult time saying no to a loved one or family member. Use your excess of energy in a positive, worthwhile way. Speak your mind when others ask for feedback. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Stay in touch with your feelings. You could be overly tired and concerned about funds and other material matters. You might nd a loved one to be full of positive energy, which he or she will want to share with you. Be attered, and take some time to enjoy this person. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You feel empowered with the Moon in your sign. You could feel as if someone is holding you back. Your creativity emerges as well as your delightful sense of humor. You can stabilize a nancial or work-related issue by not reacting. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Pull back from a situation rather than get entangled in someone elses hassle. Compassion comes through from a child or loved one. You could enjoy yourself to the max just visiting with several loved ones. Connect with someone whom you have wanted to speak to. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Emphasize friendship and success. Be aware that a friend could be involved in your work life as well as your personal life. Try not to go overboard, and refuse to overindulge. You hear news mixed with gossip. Sort through the information carefully. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Be willing to take the lead in a group situation. You might have wanted to do other activities, but perhaps you got sidetracked by others needs. You somehow feel as if you are the ringmaster of the circus. Let go of this role as soon as you can. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) You might want to take off. Visit someone who lives far enough away that you need to drive for several hours to arrive at his or her home. You view a nancial situation as much more serious than you are willing to let on. A conversation is crucial. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Speak to a partner directly and honestly, and he or she will respond more positively than in the past. Close friends surround you, and they would like for you to join them for some fun in the sun. Break past any boundaries. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Defer to someone else and listen to what he or she has to share. A friend wants to take the lead with making plans. Make this OK, as it will allow you more downtime and freedom to do what you want. A boss might want to talk. Be open about your feelings. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You do not need expensive plans to enjoy yourself. You might be just as happy pursuing a mutual interest with a loved one. You will feel as if others appreciate your laid-back attitude. You know the power of friendliness; use it wisely. PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM | Saturday, July 14, 2018 E5 TODAY IS SATURDAY, JULY 14, the 195th day of 2018. There are 170 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On July 14, 1933, all German political parties, except the Nazi Party, were outlawed. ON THIS DATE: In 1881, outlaw William H. Bonney Jr., alias "Billy the Kid," was shot and killed by Sheri Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner in present-day New Mexico. In 1921, Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted in Dedham, Massachusetts, of murdering a shoe company paymaster and his guard. (Sacco and Vanzetti were executed six years later.) In 1945, Italy formally declared war on Japan, its former Axis partner during World War II. In 1966, the city of Chicago awoke to the shocking news that eight student nurses had been brutally slain during the night in a South Side dormitory. Drifter Richard Speck was convicted of the mass killing and condemned to death, but had his sentence reduced to life in prison, where he died in 1991. In 1980, the Republican national convention opened in Detroit, where nominee-apparent Ronald Reagan told a welcoming rally he and his supporters were determined to "make America great again." In 1999, race-based school busing in Boston came to an end after 25 years.