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SPORTS | B1KISNER JUMPS OUT EARLYKevin Kisners 5-under 66 stakes him to one-shot lead at Open @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Friday, July 20, 2018 75 ¢ Local/state ...................A3 Opinion .......................A7 Sports...........................B1 Drive ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 201 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 YOUR FORECAST: The good news: slightly cooler this weekend. The bad news: Rainy most of the day Saturday and part of Sunday. SOLITARY MAN: David Jericko, backed by the Crew, brings the Neil Diamond experience to the stage 7 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker St. HOMECOMING COMEDY SHOW: Starring Shannon Kelly, this show runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Leesburg Center for the Arts, 429 W. Magnolia St., Leesburg.WEEKEND GLANCE Florida lawmakers on Thursday approved the use of a $19 million federal grant to imp rove election security, a week after a federal indictment alleged Russian hackers targeted county of“ ces before the 2016 presidential election. [AP FILE] By John KennedyGateHouse Capital BureauTALLAHASSEE … A week after a federal indictment charged that several Florida county election sites were targeted by Russian hackers during the 2016 campaign, state lawmakers Thursday approved spending $19.2 million in federal money to improve security.The Legislative Budget Commission formally accepted the money, most of which will be distributed across all 67 counties.The monies can be used for cybersecurity,Ž said Secre-tary of State Ken Detzner, the state's top election official. It will go toward preventing any access, breach, hack or however you want to define it, of our election system,Ž he added.The indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers last week for hacking into the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign included allegations that an email account sent more than 100 spearphishingŽ emails with malware to infect host computers in ELECTION PROTECTIONPlanning Commission agrees with residents concerns about tra cBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG … City planning and zoning commissioners on Thursday rejected plans for 226 apartments on 46 acres south of North Silver Lake Road off County Road 44. Adjoining landowners of some of the citys nicest homes in the city said there would be too much traffic on Silver Lake Drive. The narrow two-lane road is already a cut-through to Radio Road, via Morningside Drive, one resident complained. Have mercy on our little neighborhood,Ž said Butch Hardman whose house faces the lake and whose property backs up to the old burrow pit where the apartments were to be built. Recently, his son was hit by a car while riding his bicycle. Hardman said he would not be opposed to single-family homes on half-acre lots. There is no way you can sell half-acre lots there,Ž said planner Greg Beliveau, who is representing the landowner, Dr. Eric Coe. Another resident, Susan Waddington, complained that the Belle Rive Ventures development would wipe out wildlife habitat. After the meeting, Chairman James Argento said he Leesburg planners reject apartments $19M committed to beef up elections securityBy Matthew LeeThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin may have reached several historic agreements at their summit in Finland this week. Or, they may not have. It depends on who you talk to. Three days later no one was quite sure.With no details emerging from the leaders one-on-one discussion on Monday „ other than the vague outline they offered themselves „ offi-cials, lawmakers and citizens in the U.S. in particular are wondering what, if any-thing, was actually agreed to. Both Trump and Putin have declared the meeting a grand success that is soon to reap great rewards in numerous geopolitical realms, yet even the most complete accounting of the talks „ one provided by Putin „ suggests that any outcomes are far from certain.And, the fact that a highprofile, high-stakes summit between the commanders in chief of the worlds two biggest nuclear powers could be held without a solid achievement or failure to point to has flummoxed many.In the U.S., frustration with the lack of information has raised already heightened suspicions of Trump. Demo-cratic lawmakers have pushed Only Trump, Putin know summit detailsBy Steve Karnowski and Blake NicholsonThe Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS „ Many anxious American farmers are delaying purchases and investment while hoping for a truce in a U.S.-China trade war that has left their crops at a competitive dis-advantage overseas.The longer the Trump administrations tariffs remain in place, the more Chinas retaliatory tariffs against American exports stand to hurt U.S. soybean and pork producers.President Donald Trumps administration on July 6 carried out its threat to impose 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese products, alleging that Beijing steals or pressures U.S. companies to hand over technology. China responded with similar duties on the same amount of U.S. imports „ including soybeans and pork. The administration July 10 announced a second possible round tar-geting $200 billion worth of goods. Beijing vowed firm and forceful measuresŽ in response.From a farmers perspective all you can do is wait and hope, which arent very good options,Ž said Michael Petefish, who grows soybeans and corn near Claremont in south-ern Minnesota. If you can afford not to be selling your Farmers fret and wait as USChina trade war escalates See PLAN, A5 See ELECTION, A5 See FARMERS, A5 See SUMMIT, 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. Wednesday, July 18 Powerball : 1-10-27-28-36-12-x2 Lotto : 10-20-36-44-46-53-x3 Fantasy : 4-10-22-25-32 Thursday, July 19 Pick 5 Afternoon: 8-0-3-5-4 Evening: 4-7-8-5-6 Pick 4 Afternoon: 2-2-0-1 Evening: 8-2-4-7 Pick 3 Afternoon: 2-1-5 Evening: 9-9-2 Pick 2 Afternoon: 5-2 Evening: 3-1LOTTERY By Predrag MilicThe Associated PressPODGORICA, Montenegro „ World War III? Not us, say the puzzled people of Montenegro.Public officials in this tiny European nation didnt know what to say initially when U.S. President Donald Trump sug-gested that NATOs newest and smallest member, which has a military with fewer than 2,000 members, could be the spark that sets off a global Armageddon.That the leader of the worlds dominant superpower would characterize the 620,000 or so Montenegrins as very strongŽ and very aggressive peopleŽ rendered their government speechless. It found its voice Thursday, and what came out was less a battle cry than a chorus of Kumbaya.ŽWe build friendships, and we have not lost a single one,Ž read a statement issued in the capital, Podgorica, in response to the medias clamoring for comment. It does not matter how big or small you are, but to what extent you cherish the values of freedom, solidarity and democracy.ŽLiving in a region that has seen more than its share of volatile conflicts, Montenegrins say they are much more interested in tourism than war. Montenegro, a former Yugo-slav republic like Slovenia, the home country of U.S. first lady Melania Trump, is known for its long Adriatic Sea beaches. I laughed when I heard that and figured it could be a good advertisement,Ž retiree Slavka Kovacevic, 58, said of Trumps depiction while taking a break from her morning shopping.Trump ventured his thoughts on Montenegro during an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson conducted Monday after the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. They were discussing NATOs mutual defense pact. If Montenegro, for example, were provoked, having NATO behind it could embolden a tiny country with very strong peopleŽ to engage, the presi-dent said.They are very strong people. They are very aggressive people, they may get aggressive, and congratulations, you are in World War III,Ž he added.The comment was not the first time Trump had taken notice of Montenegro in a way that attracted oversized attention. At a NATO summit last year, his first as president, Trump shoved Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic out of the way while trying to get in front for a lead-ers group photo.Back then, Markovic refused to make a fuss over the American presidents manners. Markovic also took the high road regarding Trumps comments this week. He noted in a parliamentary debate Wednesday that Trump spoke within the context of question-ing NATO financing and was not trying to put down a par-ticular ally.Therefore, the friendship and the alliance of Montenegro and the United States of Amer-ica is strong and permanent,Ž Markovics government said in its statement Thursday.Trumps views have some basis in history. Montenegro, which means Black Mountain,Ž does boast of a heroic warring tradition forged over centuries of conquest and contemporary conflicts in the troubled Balkans.Montenegro was a rare country in the region to retain a level of autonomy during the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Its past ties to Russia, with whom Montenegro shared a predomi-nantly Slavic and Orthodox Christian culture, were so strong that its leaders were said to have declared a war on Japan in 1904 just to support Russia.Montenegro became part of Yugoslavia after World War I. During the breakup of Yugosla-via, Montenegro was bombed by NATO forces in 1999 before it split from Serbia in 2006.I just want to remind all the American public opinion and President Trump that Montenegro was an ally with American soldiers in two wars, in the first world war and the second world war,Ž former parliament speaker Ranko Krivokapic told The Associ-ated Press.Montenegrins are not aggressive... but the nation of brave warriors,Ž he said.As it happens, the governor of the U.S. state of Maine, Paul LePage, was visiting Montene-gro in hopes of strengthening ties with business and political leaders when the presidents interview aired. Montenegro puzzled by Trumps attentionA man hits a heavy bag during training Thursday at a gym in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro. U.S. President Donald Trump suggested Montenegro may start World War III, but the government issued a statement Thursday saying it was proud of the countrys history and tradition and peaceful politics.Ž [RISTO BOZOVIC/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] LONDONInquest opens into woman poisoned by nerve agentA coroner on Thursday opened an inquest into the death of a British woman who was exposed to a military grade nerve agent, while British media reported that police may have identified suspects in an attack that poisoned a former Russian spy with the same deadly substance.Senior coroner David Ridley led a brief hearing on the death of Dawn Sturgess, but said the offi-cial cause wont be given until further tests are completed. He adjourned the proceedings until Janu-ary to allow time for police inquiries to continue. Sturgess, 44, and partner Charlie Rowley, 45, collapsed on June 30.BRUSSELSEU urging members to step up plans for no-deal BrexitThe European Union is urging member states to step up preparations for a possible disorderly British exit from the bloc, in which no deal on future relations has been agreed.With Brexit negotia-tions at an impasse largely because the British government is struggling to command a majority in parliament, there is growing concern that the country could end up crashing out of the EU without a deal. We need to be prepared for all eventualities,Ž Mina Andreeva, spokeswoman at the EUs executive Com-mission, said Thursday.LONDONGlobal slavery report slams NKorea, repressive regimesModern slavery is most prevalent in North Korea and other repressive regimes, but developed nations also bear responsibility for it because they import $350 billion worth of goods that are produced under suspicious circumstances, according to research released Thursday.The Global Slavery Index estimates that 40.3 million people worldwide were subjected to modern slavery in 2016, with the highest concentration in North Korea where one in 10 people lived under such conditions. IN BRIEF DATELINESASPEN, COLO.U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen addresses a convention Saturday in Philadelphia. Nielsen says she has not seen evidence that the Russians meddled in the 2016 election to help elect Trump, countering the U.S. intelligence agencies assessment on the issue. Nielsen said Thursday: I havent seen any evidence that the attempts to interfere in our election infrastructure was to favor a particular party.Ž [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]DENVERIn this 2017 photo, John Miano holds a monarch butter” y on his “ ngertip. The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animals and plants and limiting habitat safeguards meant to shield recovering species from harm. Critics say the proposal puts species currently under consideration for protections at risk, including the North American wolverine and the monarch butter” y. [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 3 | Friday, July 20, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS Staff ReportSORRENTO … Work is underway to close the State Road 46 intersection at County Road 46A and to relo-cate the traffic signal there, in preparation for construction on additional portions of the Wekiva Parkway. Nightly lane closures, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., in the area of the intersection began Thurs-day and will last through Saturday, July 21. Electronic message boards and law enforcement officers will be on site to alert and assist drivers.The traffic signal will be relocated about one-half mile west on SR 46, at a new connector road, so nearby access between the roads will remain.Work on Section 6 of the Wekiva Parkway (SR 429) includes six miles of elevated expressway along the SR 46 corridor from the parkways interchange east of Camp Challenge Road to near Longwood-Markham Road. The project, begun in October 2017, includes a higher bridge over the Wekiva River and several other bridges to allow animals to pass under-neath between the Seminole State Forest, Rock Springs Run State Reserve and Lower Wekiva River Preserve. A trail with scenic overlooks at the wildlife bridges are also planned.Work is scheduled to be complete in 2022.More information is avail-able at Old 441 link of Tavares, Mount Dora set for scenic makeoverBy Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … City officials are looking to enhance the link between downtown Tavares and downtown Mount Dora with improvements to the Old 441 corridor.They plan to create a walking and cycling trail that would take people from Tavares to Mount Dora, or vice versa, with a stop at the Golden Triangle YMCA.I think one of the most exciting results of this proj-ect is gonna be the ability to bring your bicycle (or walking shoes) to either Mount Dora or Tavares and havea destinationto ride your bike to,Ž Tavares City Administrator John Drury said. And youre riding on a trail that is not so long that its just too much for a family with small children, theelderly, to go ahead and tackle. Its a relatively short distance,Ž he said.Drury believes the trail, with destinations on both ends, is a big deal. He said many trails start at a certain city and go down a long path untila point is reachedwhereone must simply turn around and go back. This trail will be different.Youre connecting two cities, so you can start in Mount Dora and come to Tavares or start in Tavares and go to Mount Dora to shop, enjoy the parks,have ice cream,eat at one of the many restaurants,Ž Drury said. I think going out and enjoying the outdoors, as well as having a destination, is really important for people, and the business community will see some rewards for that in both cities.ŽDrury said a feasibility study to determine the best layout and exact route of the Tavares-Mount Dora trail will begin soon.The Florida Department of Transportation is conduct-ing the study and funding it with a $240,000 grant it A trail of two citiesOf“ cials are looking to imp rove the Old 441 corridor between downtown Tavares and downtown Mount Dora to better link the two cities together. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] By Zac AndersonGateHouse FloridaFORT MYERS„ The states wide-open Democratic primary for governor came to deep red Southwest Florida Wednesday, where the five candidates engaged in a wide-ranging debate that showcased the variety of personalities, policy ideas and political biographies on display in the race.The candidates showed little inclination to go on the attack, instead working to differentiate themselves through their policy priorities and varied experiences, from building successful businesses to serving as mayor and being a PTA mom.The final debate before the Aug. 28 primary is Aug. 2 in Miami.Wearing a pink blazer, former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham led off the debate by saying that You may notice I look a little different than my other friends up here on the stage, Im a mom, former PTA president ƒ Grahams overt appeal to female voters demonstrated how the candidates are eager to stand out in the crowded CAMPAIGN 2018Democratic candidates for governor debateSee DEBATE, A4Democratic gubernatorial candidates are shown during a debate held at Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Cohen Center, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Fort Myers, Fla. From left: former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, Orlando businessman Chris King, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Palm Beach billionaire developer Jeff Greene and former Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) See CITIES, A4By Lloyd DunkelbergerNew Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE … A legis-lative panel agreed Thursday to boost the budget of the state Office of Medical Mari-juana Use by $13.29 million to help pay for issuing new licenses and covering the costs of ongoing litigation.The Joint Legislative Budget Commission, which includes House and Senate members, unanimously approved $7.34 million to help the office process an estimated 400 applications that are expected as companies compete for four potentially lucrative medi-cal marijuana licenses.The office, part of the Department of Health, esti-mates that each application will cost $18,354 to process. The office has already approved 14 licenses, with four new licenses triggered by a provision in state law that allows an increase when the patient registry exceeds 100,000 people.Lawmakers also approved $1.5 million to pay for ongo-ing lawsuits against the Office of Medical Marijuana Use. Courtney Coppola, deputy director of the office, said the agency is currently facing 11 lawsuits, and she estimated the office has had nearly doubleŽ that number since 2015.Another $3.4 million approved by lawmakers will help develop a computer software system to track the distribution of medical mar-ijuana from seed to sale.ŽThe 24-hour, statewide tracking system is required by law, with Coppola saying the office is relying on data from the individual medical marijuana treatment centers,Ž which are licensed to grow, process and sell cannabis. She said the new system will provide a uniform means of monitoring the distribution system.Suddenly in the moneyAbout $3.4 million will go toward developing a computer software system to track the distribution of medical marijuana from s eed to sale.Ž The of“ ce is relying on data from the individual medical marijuana treatment centers, which are licensed to grow, process and sell cannabis. [ASSOCIATED PRESS] $13M bound for states marijuana o ce SR 46 and CR 46A intersection to relocate on Saturday See POT, A4CLERMONTDetectives probe death of baby at Clermont daycareAuthorities are investigat-ing the death of an infant who was brought unresponsive into an urgent care practice from a daycare Tuesday.According to a press release from the Lake County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to Clermont Centra Care at 15071 State Road 50 Tuesday after a day care worker brought in an uncon-scious 9-month-old.Medical personnel began CPR until EMS arrived. The infant, identified as Zachary Jackson,was taken to South Lake Hospital, then flown to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, where he was later pronounced dead.There were no signs of trauma, according to Sgt. Fred Jones.Dodd Family Daycare at 14109 Summerset Court in Clermont is run out of a pri-vate home. LEESBURG Pay increases planned for LakeSumter State faculty, staffFaculty and staff members at Lake-Sumter State College are set to receive pay increases and other financial rewards.The District Board of Trust-ees on Wednesday approved a 2 percent base salary increase to full-time faculty and fulland part-time staff, pending a regional wage study. Other unspecified financial adjust-ments were approved as well.College personnel have "identified opportunities to streamline expenses and increase revenue amid increasing operational costs See BRIEFS, A4


A4 Friday, July 20, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comprimary that has failed to gen-erate much excitement so far.Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene both touched on their business success. Greene touted his ability to self fund and said it makes him independent from special interests, while Levine said his business background makes him a more appealing general election candidate. The problem that we have in Florida is we have a culture of corruption in Tallahassee and bribery,Ž Greene said. Basically almost every one of our elected officials is bought and paid for.ŽMeanwhile, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum emphasized his status as the only non-millionaire in the race, casting his humble means as a virtue, and Orlando-businessman Chris King talked up his reputation as a policy wonk.The only contentious moment came over an issue that has risen in importance recently „ particularly in Southwest Florida „ as toxic algae blooms have surged out of Lake Okeechobee and into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers.Asked whether she had taken money from sugar com-panies „ which are blamed for feeding the algae blooms through excessive fertilizer use „ Graham said she had not.King was quick to pounce on the comment, noting Graham had accepted donations but jettisoned them after coming under fire. The only response Graham could muster was that she gave the money to an environmental group.Most of the criticism, though, was directed toward GOP leadership in Tallahassee and Washington D.C.Graham said the algae problem is a sickness that 20 years of Republican rule has createdŽ and added that DEP stands currently for the department of environmental pollution.ŽThe debate was particularly important for Greene, who was going head-to-head with his opponents for the first time since shaking up the race when he declared his candidacy shortly before the qualifying deadline.Greene has dumped big money into television adver-tising and is rising in the polls. His wealth makes him a huge wild card, but he faced questions over how he would perform under pressure and whether he has a good under-standing of state issues.Greene held his own throughout the hour-long event at Florida Gulf Coast University as he emphasized popular Democratic positions, including opposition to char-ter schools and support for decriminalizing marijuana. He drew big applause for call-ing President Donald Trump nothing but a traitor.ŽTrump was largely absent from the debate until the second half, when the candidates were asked how they would work with him as president. Instead, they went after him.Levine mocked Trumps business acumen, saying The best deal he ever did in busi-ness was being born.Ž And he raised the stakes for the governors race, calling it the most important race in the world because so goes this governors race so goes the presidency in 2020.ŽAfter Trump won Florida in 2016, Democrats are eager to push back in the midterm election and position themselves for the 2020 pres-idential race, when Florida again will be a key swing state.Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo said before the debate that the party learned a lesson from Trumps success in Florida in 2016, when Democrats were criticized for focusing too heavily on driving up base turnout in urban areas and ignoring suburban areas and GOP strongholds.Lee County, where Wednesdays debate was held, is a strongly GOP-leaning, but Rizzo said its important for Democrats to make inroads and „ at a minimum „ limit the GOPs margin of victory in such areas.Its controlling the margins and getting out every vote that we can,Ž Rizzo said.Offering voters a compelling candidate also is important, and so far the Democratic candidates for governor have struggled to break through and capture the attention of voters.Money has proved pivotal, with the two wealthiest can-didates „ Levine and Greene „ surging in the polls after spending big on television ads. But no candidate is viewed as the clear front runner and each has shown the ability to appeal to a portion of the Democratic electorate.As the daughter of former Democratic senator and governor Bob Graham, and someone with a more centrist record, Graham has drawn support from the Democratic establishment. She also has emphasized her status as the only women in the race during an election cycle when female voters could be pivotal.Gillum, who is African American and has advanced strongly progressive views, has been attracting support from the type of progressive Democrats who backed Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign. He also has been reaching out to African American voters, who make up a large portion of the Democratic electorate. He drew some of the strongest applause from the roughly 300 Democratic activists gathered for Wednesdays debate.Levine had an early surge in the polls after reaching deep into his own pocket to run early television ads. He emphasizes his business background „ he built a multi-million-dollar com-pany that catered to the cruise industry „ and his practical experience advancing pro-gressive policies as a mayor.Levine was eclipsed as the richest guy in the race after Greene jumped in and began spending millions. Greenes money has helped him rise quickly in the polls and also is one of his main selling points. He says hell spend whatever it takes to win, an alluring pitch to Florida Democrats who have long been outspent in midterm races.King consistently is toward the back of the pack in polls, but recently went up on television and had drawn attention for his policy chops. He runs a business developing affordable housing and has impressed some Democratic activists with his views on housing and other issues. At one point during Wednes-days debate he talked up his proposal to fund school safety by taxing bullets, which he said has been described as the most ambitious gun policy in Florida.ŽLee County Democratic activist Sharon Davies said every candidate has a base of support. She views the race as still very much unsettled.I think the person whose going to do it is the one who has the best message and who reaches the people on the ground,Ž Davies said.And while the primary has not generated much excite-ment, Davies believes thats going to come.ŽMany Democrats believe the energy infusing the party in the wake of Trumps election will help generate excitement for whoever their nominee is in the governors race.Democrats are energized like never before,Ž Rizzo said. DEBATEFrom Page A3 awarded to the city.We were fortunate to get a grant from the FDOT to do the feasibility study that lays out where this trail will be,Ž Drury said.For instance, will it be in the railroad bed, will it be in the road bed or will it be a combination of both? That evaluation will start in the next 30 days, and that report will lay out the future trail between the two cities and the Y.ŽDrury said once the study is complete, the city will seek additional grants to begin phases 2 and 3 of the project, which cover the trails design, engineering and construction. At that time, he said, Tavares will partner with Lake County and Mount Dora on visioning and design specifics. Drury also said the city will work with businesses owners along the corridor to secure a grant to help with facade beautification, such as the addition of awnings, upgraded fencing, paint jobs, and laying of driveways.A trail between the two cities will really begin sending a message to all the property owners along the corridor that we are interested in partner-ing withyou to improve the aesthetics of the corridor and how it looks,Ž he said.Drury said the project, which kicked off on July 1 when the FDOT grant was awarded, will take about three years to complete.Year one will cover the study, year two the design and engineering of the trail, and year three, its construction.The partnership with Lake County, the city of Mount Dora and Tavares, as well as the business community along the corridor, is one of those win, win, win, win true public-private partnerships, so were excited about this project,Ž Drury said. CITIESFrom Page A3The budget adjustment also included $1.67 million to pay Veritec Solutions for providing patient identification cards and for operating a call center. Another $305,000 will be used to upgrade the patient registry system.Of the amount added Thursday, $5.6 million will be immediately available to the agency, while $7.7 million will be held in reserve until needed.The funding boost came less than a month after the start of the 2018-2019 fiscal year and after lawmakers included only $935,400 for the Office of Medical Marijuana Use in the state budget. The overall total costs approved Thurs-day were about $14.2 million, which combines the $935,400 in the budget with the $13.29 million increase.The need for additional money also reflects contro-versy and criticism that Gov. Rick Scotts administration has not moved quickly enough to implement a medical mari-juana program, which got its start in 2014 when lawmakers legalized non-euphoric cannabis.The debate intensified in 2016, when voters approved a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medi-cal marijuana. The Legislature passed a law in 2017 to carry out the amendment and dealt with issues such as increas-ing the number of licenses for medical marijuana operators.Senate Appropriations Chairman Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, said lawmakers have funded every singleŽ request made by the medical marijuana office.I think many of us, on a bipartisan basis, are frustrated by the pace that the law has been implemented,Ž Bradley said. The law itself works and is a solid piece of legislation. The implementation has not proceeded as quickly as many of us would like.ŽHouse Minority Leader Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, ques-tioned why many of the costs raised in the special budget-amendment process were not part of the Office of Medical Marijuana Uses budget request during the regular 2018 session.She said most of the costs were known or anticipated for quite a while,Ž including payments to companies that had contracts with the agency.Why are we using a pro-cess that is essentially meant for fixing mistakes and deal-ing with, I guess, what we would call surprises, to fund the implementation of a con-stitutional amendment that 71 percent of Florida voters approved almost two years ago?Ž Cruz asked. POTFrom Page A3and decreasing funds,Ž said Dr. Stanley Sidor, LSSC President. We are pleased to make these strategic investments in our employ-ees to reward them for their dedication to our students and their success.ŽLSSC has more than 6,000 students at three locations: Leesburg, Clermont and Sumterville. FRUITLAND PARKStray dog found with almost 6 pounds of matted fur A stray spaniel was found this week severely neglected in the Fruitland Park area Lake County Animal Shel-ter staff removed nearly 6 pounds of matted fur from the 5-year-old dog. Harold will be available for adoption on Friday and will require regular grooming. Shelter staff recommends a quiet home because of the dog's vision limitations. To meet Harold, visit Lake County Animal Shelter, 28123 County Road 561 in Tavares, call 352-343-9688 or go to Anyone with information about Harolds previous owner should call the Lake County Sheriff's Office non-emergency line at 352-343-2101. BRIEFSFrom Page A3 By Michael Weissenstein and Danica CotoThe Associated PressSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico „ Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Ricos electric grid, the local agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to strengthen the rickety system has gone unspent, according to contractors and U.S. officials who are anxious to make progress before the next hurricane.The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority has seen two chief executive officers and four board members resign in less than a week in a messy fight over how much the bankrupt agency should pay its CEO. The agencys fourth CEO since the hurricane lasted less than 24 hours on the job last week before resigning amid public outrage over his $750,000 salary.Gov. Ricardo Rossello on Wednesday named the former head of Puerto Ricos water and sewer agency as the fifth head of the electric company since Maria, at a salary of $250,000 a year. Jose Ortiz starts work Monday.In spite of missteps in the past, everybody will see that we have the right person at the right time,Ž Rossello said.The turmoil has fueled delays in launching $1.4 billion worth of work that includes replacing creaky wooden power poles vulner-able to collapse in the next storm, the chief federal offi-cial in charge of rebuilding Puerto Rico told The Asso-ciated Press.There is no permanent work thats been done,Ž said Mike Byrne, the Federal Emergency Management Agencys assistant admin-istrator for field operations. What Im worried about is the next level, the permanent work, the going in and build-ing the grid the way Ive been tasked to do by Congress.ŽFrom shut-down medical equipment to the spread of waterborne diseases, the cas-cading effects of power grid failure likely led to hundreds of deaths in the aftermath of the Category 4 hurricane, although the exact number remains a subject of debate and ongoing investigation.The one reason why so many people died in the aftermath of the hurricane was the lack of energy,Ž said opposition Sen. Eduardo Bhatia. And the lack of energy comes from how fragile the system was because of years of neglect.ŽSeveral hundred Puerto Ricans remained without power Thursday in the longest-running blackout in U.S. history. The entire island remains vulnerable because much of the mas-sive damage from the storm was resolved with temporary fixes likely to fail in the next hurricane.These include thousands of weakened and damaged poles and power lines that were reused in the absence of new supplies. In some cases, lines were bolted to trees.The Puerto Rico power authority notified three large mainland U.S. companies in March that they had been selected to carry out $1.4 billion worth of contracts that includes fin-ishing emergency restoration work and beginning the long-term task of overhauling the power grid. Nearly four months later, the agency has not issued the final orders required to send the linemen into the field to do the permanent work, according to federal officials and some contractors.The power authority has not explained why, and a spokesman did not return repeated AP calls for comment.As with virtually all posthurricane disaster relief in Puerto Rico, the work is contracted and paid for by bankrupt local agencies using money disbursed by FEMA from billions appropriated by Congress.The board created by Congress to oversee Puerto Ricos finances and bankruptcy-like proceedings reviews the governments major contracts. In May, it found problems with the contracts of two of the power companies chosen to do the first stages of permanent work. These include vague descriptions of the scope of the project and a lack of detailed evaluation of costs.Ortiz, the power authoritys new head, indicated potential problems with at least one of the contractors, Cobra, a subsidiary of Oklahoma-based Mam-moth Energy. Cobra has been awarded more than $1.8 bil-lion in federal money, at rates of about $4,000 per worker per day in many cases. Ortiz said the cost of the contractors would be getting a second look.Turmoil slows rebuild of Puerto Ricos power grid

PAGE 5 | Friday, July 20, 2018 A5voted against it because he knows it would cause congestion. I drive it every day.Ž In other action, the commissioners did approve a modification to a planned unit development on 103 acres of what used to be the Silver Lake Country Club. Silver Lake Club will feature 233 single-family homes. New developer Richard Wohlfarth scrapped the original owners plans for 150 houses and 83 townhouses. The new design will feature a gated entryway onto Morningside and more green space. The houses will be valued in the $250,000 to $350,000 range, he said. Pam Favre, whose property abuts the old golf course, said she was worried about flooding. If anything, the new plans, with its retention ponds, will ease potential flooding, said Dan Miller, Planning and Zoning manager. The board also gave the green light to Venetian Isle, the 50-acre, $100-mil-lion development on Dixie Avenue that will feature a Marriott Hotel, assisted living, townhomes, medi-cal offices and retail space. This is proof that good plans survive,Ž said Assis-tant City Manager Mike Rankin. There has been talk of developing the property for the past few years. This is Leesburg, you get a Marriott and you get peoples attention.Ž One of the investors, Ghassan GusŽ Kaloti, of Tampa, said his partners include Leesburg doctors. Because the planning and zoning commission-ers are advisors to the City Commission, the items will tentatively appear before that board for first reading on Aug. 27 and final action in September. Plans call for the Marri-ott Towne Place Suites to be four-stories tall and have 105 rooms. PLANFrom Page A1 several unnamed Florida counties.Detzner told lawmakers that his office was notified last September by federal officials about the attempted breach. But he said Floridas online elections databases and voting systems remained secure.When pressed later by reporters, Detzner declined to say what counties were targeted. Instead, he said the addi-tional funding will help ensure that the states Aug. 28 primaries and Nov. 6 general election are secure.Detzner downplayed criticism by some county elections officials that the money is coming too late to make a difference in this years elections. But he acknowledged that concerns about hacking are now a constant concern for elections officials.I think about it every day. We prepare for it every day. And thats the way to get ready for an election and secure your election,Ž Detzner said.Detzner earlier this year told county elections supervisors that Florida would not access the federal money for the upcoming campaign season, but he was later overruled by Gov. Rick Scott. The governor also ordered the hiring of five cybersecurity specialists as consultants, after the Legislature failed to approve the addition.Its never too late,Ž said Ron Labasky, general counsel for the Florida State As sociation of Supervisors of Elections. Any little bit will help.ŽIn other action Thursday, the budget commission approved steering an additional $13.3 million to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use within the states Depart-ment of Health to create more patient and care-giver identification cards, upgrade the patient regis-try and provide call center support.Lawmakers also agreed to shift $3.1 million within the Department of Children & Families to homeless programs that were shorted money because of an apparent budget glitch. GateHouse Media Flor-ida reported last month that 27 homeless agencies from the Keys to the Panhandle looked likely to lose $4.1 million that had been set aside, but not properly allocated, by the Legislature.The action Thursday brings back a large por-tion of what advocates say is already a small amount spent in the state budget to help struggling Floridians. ELECTIONFrom Page A1beans now, just put them in the bin and store them and wait for better mar-kets. Thats about all you can do.ŽWanda Patsche and her husband, Chuck Patsche, stand to be doubly affected. They grow corn and soybeans and raise pigs near Welcome in southern Minnesota. She said the main thing they and their neighbors have done to cushion themselves is to delay investment in their farming operation.There will be no equipment purchases, no improvements, just holding our own. Basically a holding pattern. And hoping things are going to get worked out fairly quickly,Ž she said.Farmers often hedge against price downturns by selling part of their crop on the futures market, locking in an early price for crops theyll harvest in the fall. Patsche said she and her husband marketed a little of their 2018 crop, so they can count on a profit for those bushels, but theyd take a loss if they sold any more at current prices. So theyre hoping the mar-kets get some good news that will send prices back up.Greg Bartz, who farms near Sleepy Eye in southern Minnesotas Brown County, said he sold most of his 2018 corn and soybean crop earlier this year before trade fears sent prices plunging. He pointed out that thats a gamble that can backfire if prices ultimately go up. You never know, and you dont know what production is going to be, either,Ž said Bartz, the countys Farm Bureau president.One of the few things farmers can do for now is to make themselves heard. Petefish and other farmers from the Ameri-can Soybean Association and the American Farm Bureau Federation descended on Capitol Hill on July 11 to tell law-makers and staffers how they stand to become collateral damage in the trade war unless theres a resolution soon. A lot of people arent very optimistic, unfor-tunately,Ž said Petefish, president of the Minne-sota Soybean Growers Association. Theyre not sure of the end game, and thats what everyone is trying to ascertain: What is the plan?ŽThey also included Joe Ericson, whose family grows soybeans, corns and wheat near the east-ern North Dakota town of Wimbledon. Ericson, president of the North Dakota Soybean Grow-ers Association, said the tariffs put farmers like him who are Trump sup-porters in an awkward position.I fully support my president, but its tough to defend it,Ž he said. We dont really defend tariffs; we defend fair trade. We wish there were other ways he could go about finding a solution.Ž Petefish has been telling people how the price plunge is already costing farmers like him. Soybeans have dropped more than $2 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade in the last few weeks due to the trade tensions. That means the 2017 beans left in his bins are suddenly worth a lot less.On my farm its the equivalent of $250,000... in lost value,Ž he said.And that hit comes on top of already low com-modity prices that have cut farm incomes by 50 percent since 2012, he said.If youre not already in the red, this will push you into the red for this year,Ž he said.The ultimate impacts may become clearer this fall. At that point many farmers may have to sell at least part of their new crops at the market price, as low as it may be, just to pay bills.We forward-contracted a lot of our stuff, but if it contin-ues on, next year will be tighter,Ž Ericson said. If you did a good job marketing I think youll be OK. A lot of people selling right off the combine „ thats going to hurt them. When the combines start rolling, thats when youll really start seeing it.ŽTrump trade adviser Peter Navarro last month said the administration would have farmers backs, Petefish recalled.Right now farmers dont know what that means,Ž he added. FARMERSFrom Page A1Farmer Michael Pete“ sh poses Wednesday in his soybean “ eld at his farm near Claremont in southern Minnesota. [JIM MONE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] to subpoena the notes of the State Department interpreter who translated for Trump or compel her to testify.Republicans have blocked the move. Officials said Thursday the White House and State Department were also likely to fight such a move as a breach of executive author-ity, making the appearance of the notes unlikely until they are published in a his-torical record decades from now.So for now, everyone but Trump and Putin and per-haps a handful of their close confidants are in the dark. Even Trumps own intelligence chief, Dan Coats, said Thursday, I dont know what happened in that meeting.ŽIt is utterly amazing, utterly amazing, that no one knows what was said,Ž Chuck Schumer, the top-ranking Democrat in the Senate, said. This is a democracy. If your pres-ident makes agreements with one of our leading „ if not our leading „ adversary, his Cabinet has to know about it and so do the American people.ŽTypically, a summit, especially one between two major powers, will occur after weeks and months of meticulous planning at lower levels with an eye toward producing demonstrable results. Agenda topics, talking points, desired outcomes and even major portions of significant agreements are normally negotiated in advance so the relevant agencies of both countries are aware of any potential policy changes. In some cases, the actual summit meeting and leaders sig-natures on a piece of paper or a joint communique are mere formalities as the hard work has already been done by subordinates.Those conventions have been upended by Trumps buccaneering approach to affairs of state „ the kind of approach he thinks worked in his landmark summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month. But this time there was no joint statement to formalize the outcome of the talks „ just a meandering, 45-minute press conference where Trump stoked controversy by appear-ing to side with Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 election.Russias ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov, expressed hope Thursday that the verbal agreements between Putin and Trump will be fulfilledŽ „ though the substance of any such understandings remain murky, not least because the main business was conducted in the two hours of discussions between the two leaders with only translators joining them. SUMMITFrom Page A1


A6 Friday, July 20, 2018 | BUSINESS By Stan ChoeThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ The current bull market in stocks is a month or so away from becoming the longest in his-tory. If it happens, then what?Many along Wall Street expect the rally that began in March 2009 to eclipse the 1990-2000 run that ended with the dot-com crash. But a growing number of experts are questioning whether the stock markets run will keep going through 2019 and beyond.The big threat now is the potential for a punishing trade war, as the United States squabbles with allies and rivals alike on tariffs. That could squeeze earnings and economic growth around the world. Beyond that, several firmer warning signals for the market are flashing yellow. Heres a look at some of them: The yield curveThis is a somewhat inscru-table signal, hidden in the recesses of the bond market, but its been an accurate one.When yields for longterm bonds drop lower than yields for short-term bonds, its what economists call an inverted yield curve.Ž It indicates that investors are forecasting a weaker econ-omy and inflation in coming years. An inverted yield curve has also preceded each recession of the last 60 years, though sometimes by more than a year.The yield curve isnt inverted now, but its the closest its gotten since before the Great Recession. In ationPrices are picking up across the economy, particularly for businesses, after years of ultralow inflation. Prices for businesses rose 3.4 percent last month from a year earlier, the biggest jump since 2011.For companies, higher inflation erodes profits unless theyre able to raise prices. For consumers, it saps their buying power.The Federal Reserve has already indicated it may raise interest rates two more times this year, and an acceleration of inflation would push it to pick up the pace. Higher interest rates have historically hurt stocks and other risky investments. DebtCompanies are famously hoarding great piles of cash, but theyre also sitting on ever-growing piles of debt.Total debt among non-financial U.S. companies is at a record high, relative to the size of the U.S. economy. Warning signs rise for stock markets record runMARKET WATCHDow 25,064.50 134.79 Nasdaq 7,825.30 29.15 S&P 2,804.49 11.13 Russell 1,701.31 9.44 NYSE 12,786.48 36.75COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,222.40 3.90 Silver 15.340 .163 Platinum 810.60 13.10 Copper 2.6860 .0660 Oil 69.46 0.70MARKET MOVERS€ eBay Inc., down $3.84 to $34.11: The online marketplaces revenue fell short of Wall Street forecasts. € American Express Co., down $2.81 to $100.17: The credit card company said delinquent payments rose and it had to set aside more money for possible bad loans.BRIEFCASEWASHINGTONTrump slams rate increases by Federal ReservePresident Donald Trump on Thursday cast aside concerns about the Federal Reserves independence, saying he was not happyŽ with the Feds recent interest rate increases.Trump told CNBC in an interview: I dont like all of this work that were putting into the economy and then I see rates going up.ŽLast month, the Fed raised its benchmark rate for a second time this year and projected two more increases in 2018. WASHINGTONAverage US mortgage rates dip; 30-year at 4.52 percent Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly lower this week.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mort-gages slipped to 4.52 percent from 4.53 percent last week.Despite the decline in recent weeks, long-term loan rates have been running at their highest levels in seven years. The average benchmark 30-year rate reached a high this year of 4.66 percent on May 24. The Associated Press 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 JJ FMAMJ 2,680 2,760 2,840 S&P 500Close: 2,804.49 Change: -11.13 (-0.4%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 27,200 JJ FMAMJ 24,160 24,700 25,240 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,064.50 Change: -134.79 (-0.5%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1697 Declined 1128 New Highs 78 New Lows 38 Vol. (in mil.) 3,214 Pvs. Volume 3,051 1,810 1,820 1525 1305 116 41 NYSE NASDDOW 25154.17 25052.62 25064.50 -134.79 -0.53% +1.40% DOW Trans. 10768.33 10601.98 10747.65 +45.42 +0.42% +1.28% DOW Util. 728.08 720.14 723.96 +6.36 +0.89% +0.08% NYSE Comp. 12815.00 12751.80 12786.48 -36.75 -0.29% -0.17% NASDAQ 7849.85 7811.15 7825.30 -29.15 -0.37% +13.35% S&P 500 2812.05 2799.77 2804.49 -11.13 -0.40% +4.90% S&P 400 2012.67 1992.39 2009.05 +7.80 +0.39% +5.71% Wilshire 5000 29399.79 29254.69 29326.27 -112.39 -0.38% +5.51% Russell 2000 1702.89 1686.26 1701.31 +9.44 +0.56% +10.80% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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PAGE 7 | Friday, July 20, 2018 A7 Members of Floridas Constitution Revision Commission played a dirty trick on the states electorate, and the League of Women Voters is calling them out for it in court. The only real problem: The League isnt going far enough. Of the eight proposed amendments the CRC chose to put on the Nov. 6 ballot, five are bundledŽ proposals that combine multiple issues into single, yes-or-no questions. In at least three of those, its clear that the commission took controversial ideas and wrapped them in a candy coating of feel-good language to obscure their impact. Thats clearly what happened with Amendment 8, which the League is challenging in a lawsuit filed last week. The proposal uses two relatively nondivisive measures „ term limits for school board members across the state, and mandatory civics education for Florida students „ as camouflage for a deliberately vague passage that voters will almost certainly skip over: The school board shall operate, control, and supervise all free public schools established by the district school board within the school district and determine the rate of school district taxes within the limits prescribed herein.Ž Sounds boring enough, and most of the language is already in the constitution. But the addition of the words established by the district school boardŽ would cripple local authority over charter schools. If this wording is written into the constitution, it would allow the state (or a state-designated entity) to set up charter schools in Florida counties and claim a portion of public-school funding with no local oversight. And that oversight is needed: While charter schools can often provide excellent, innovative education, some fall far short of the standards set by local public schools. A 2017 study by the League and other organizations found that, over the past 10 years, $70 million in taxpayer money went to charter schools that closed. Without local monitoring „ including saying no to charters that dont meet the minimum fiscal or educational requirements „ those losses would almost certainly be worse. Voters would have no way of knowing all that history „ the words charter schoolŽ wont even appear in the ballot. Its a clear attempt to hoodwink voters, which is why the proposal should be stricken. Thats not the only CRC proposal that deceptively undermines local control. Proposed Amendment 10 would make coleslaw of the governing structures of charter counties where voters have chosen to streamline county government by eliminating or combining some county-level elected offices. But voters probably wont realize that and will instead base their decision on whether Florida should have a constitutionally mandated Department of Veterans Affairs (which it already has) and an office of counter-terrorism, both of which are also rolled into Amendment 10. If the League doesnt challenge Amendment 10, someone else „ perhaps the Florida Association of Counties, which has operated under a charter government for decades „ should do so. Amendment 6 is also sneaky, tying expanded rights for crime victims and an increase in the mandatory retirement age for judges to an insidious measure meant to restrict the precedents that Florida courts can consider when reviewing challenges to state laws. (That amendment also faces a legal challenge.) Other proposed amendments are simply goofy, such as Amendment 9, which links a ban on offshore drilling to a ban on indoor vaping.Ž Voters shouldnt have to put up with this nonsense, particularly when its clear they are being deliberately misled. The best solution is to get the shifty amendments off the ballot before November. The Daytona Beach News-JournalOUR OPINIONDont mislead Florida voters ANOTHER OPINION Mount Dora Mayor Nick Girone formally apologized to the owners of the so-called Starry Night house on Wednesday for the year-long unfortunate disputeŽ over an artistic interpretation of Vincent van Goghs famous painting that adorns the home near the downtown area. Heres what Facebook users had to say about the settlement:All the mayor was doing is following what he believed the bylaws of the city were. Its great the matter has been resolved, but the public apology was uncalled for.Ž „ Ray Chateauneuf Kudos to the homeowner for sticking by their rights!! We need more citizens willing to stand strong for what they believe, LOVE that they did this for their son!!!Ž „ Carol Russell That is a beautiful painting on that wall and house lived in Mount Dora for 20 years cant wait to get back to see it the Mount Dora mayor should be ashamed of themselves try to stop that from happening I hope they Sue their butt off now that theyve won.Ž „ Tim Mckiernan Many communities are growing by embracing art in their communities. Not Mount Dora. We like to waste money with useless litigation. Time to get some people out of office and new people in. Check out all the empty spaces in downtown Mount Dora. Why is that going on? Poor leadership.Ž „ Don Love The city was not trying to follow bylaws. They were just trying to overstep their authority, bully and threaten law-abiding, tax paying citizens by means of intimidation and fines. And was advised they were about to have their asses handed to them in court. To the tune of how deep are your pockets, I guess the mayor realizes his pockets arent as deep as he thought. If you could only read their mind during this meeting you would see their true colors. But Satan is the master of disguises and faces.Ž „ Stephen Boldrey When the mayor was asked how he felt about the painting, he said, No comment.Ž That should equate to no voteŽ next year. One more year until hes out!Ž „ Amber Antonio In other words, Mt Dora Lawyer said we cant win this... Back peddle, back peddle.Ž „ Tonya Passen What a waste of tax dollars! Everyone needs to resign for this debacle!Ž „ Simca Kraskova If they had never started this, the mural would have only been on the wall. The city really screwed this up. I hope mount Dora residents remember this, when they vote.Ž „ Naomi Perry The codes will be tightened up in cities everywhere around here because of THIS...The city can afford the 15K, the insurance will cover it...No one is coming around for a donation. The real bonus is no more eye sores to have to avoid!Ž „ Kay Maroschak It looks great and is tastefully done. Im happy its staying.Ž „ Jo McWhorter Itll probably become a famous landmark.Ž „ James Loper Sr. Good! Freedom of expression should never be infringed on by douche bag politicians.Ž „ Bradlee Wilson Glad to see it! Individuals in the city were making up laws and wasting valuable city money from day one which cannot be the way the law works. Glad the homeowners fought for everyones rights. LOL they never even intended to paint the house, the city MADE them do it!Ž „ Tammy Perry Scott This should be a wake up call to all the voters of Mt Dora that the commissioners cost the city plenty at your expense and knew they would have lost millions and millions in Federal court. Is this the type of Commissioners you want representing you ? Also the city attorney should have known the legal ramifications that would have hit the city on this.Ž „ Mark StapletonFACEBOOK FORUMPresident Donald Trump traveled abroad and you almost wanted him to stay there because he put himself first and America last. His playing footsie with a murderous tyrant known as Vladimir Putin was the worst of it, and its no excuse that too many on the left are up to something as bad or worse. But while no one should be saying that botches on one side make botches on the other OK, no one should be ignoring the way in which too many in the anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-free speech, anti-checks-and-balances, pro-administrative state, autocratically bewitched crowd are endangering so, so much of our precious culture and system of government. The overriding issue is whether we can preserve the best of maybe the most liberating, humanly enriching political invention in history, this America of ours. Its true that Trump did the idea no favor when he said our governments finding of Russian intervention in the 2016 election had met its match in Putins denial. Here is a Russian president abetting inhumane slaughter and international disruption retreating not an inch while our presidents adulation knew few boundaries. Trump talked about Russias nuclear might, and its power is frightening. Maybe, in some as yet unnoticed way, hes disabling the worst possibilities. It seems more likely that he is disabling Republican chances in the midterm elections as voters worry whether Republicans will fight hard enough against election interference that might actually make a difference the next time. Even a usual Trump supporter like Newt Gingrich is saying here was the most serious mistake of his presidency,Ž and you wonder whether mistakeŽ was a tough enough word. National Intelligence Director Dan Coates says Trump was simply wrong. Of course, then you have the slippery, sliding former CIA Director John Brennan saying Trumps remarks were imbecilic,Ž treasonousŽ and high crimes & misdemeanors,Ž implying impeachment is justified. Some people figure there are always ways to worsen the worst, and thats not so sure because how do you worsen the FBIs disregard of rule of law and checks and balances? It is refusing to share records with Congress that just might show how every rule in the book was broken by officials spying on an American, and Democrats dont care. Under the Obama administration, Russians were accused by intelligence officials of hacking computers at the White House, the State Department and the Joint Chiefs of Staff without a lot of concern. China stole all kinds of technical information from us and got personal data on 4 million federal employees, past and present. Remember President Barack Obamas firmness? No? And, on a very different matter, recall how he returned billions of dollars to Iran, enabling more terrorism? Trumps sanctions on Russians for suspected election interference have been tougher than anything Obama did, and, where Obama refused to supply Ukraine with weapons to defend itself against Russia, Trump came through. Obama once said there was no way to rig a presidential election and Democrats have steadfastly opposed voter ID laws on the absurd grounds that they are oppressive. Understand, too, that Democrats are ever more socialistic these days and then keep in mind that socialism is a coercive system. Recall that Democrats did their best in 2014 to amend the First Amendment by empowering Congress to define free speech, and note today that many want hate speechŽ laws that would inevitably define hate so loosely as to shut up millions. Keep in mind the Obama administrations autocracy, as in rewriting laws, wanting to eliminate some state laws by executive order and spying on reporters. Remember how, after Trumps election, our intelligence agencies sprung possibly felonious leaks to news media that were, just maybe, a way of undoing votes of the people by the sneakiness of the bureaucrats. What Trump said after the Putin meeting in Finland was a major misfire, but there are other worries to keep an eye on. Jay Ambrose is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service. Readers may email him at OPINIONThe danger of Trump ƒ and others OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Jay Ambrose


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PAGE 9 | Friday, July 20, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 Boston Red Sox out“ elder Mookie Betts looks across the “ eld Tuesday during the Major League Baseball AllStar Game, in Washington. [PATRICK SEMANSKY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Jay CohenThe Associated PressCHICAGO „ Mookie Betts and the major league-leading Red Sox are on pace for 100-plus wins. Same for Aaron Judge and the Yankees, and the World Series champion Astros, too.The Orioles, White Sox and Royals are on track to lose more than 100.Its the haves and the have-nots as baseball returns after the All-Star break.Theres a few good teams out there that theyre going to make it interesting in the second half,Ž Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. Thats why you got to show up every day and keep playing. We had a great first part of the season, but that doesnt guarantee us anything in October, going to October.ŽThe Dodgers know all about October, and they are a World Series contender once again. Especially with the addition of Manny Machado.The NL West leaders got a head start on the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline by sending five prospects to Baltimore on Wednesday for Machado, an All-Star shortstop capable of powering Los Angeles to its first title in 30 years.Any time you have a chance to add an impact player in a tight division race thats something you have to look at closely,Ž Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi said.Red Sox, Yankees, Astros highlight start of MLB seasons second halfBy DOUG FERGUSONAP Golf WriterCARNOUSTIE, Scotland „ Whether the turf is sun-baked or rain-soaked, brown or green, no matter if players attack with driver or proceed cautiously with irons, Carnoustie showed Thursday in the British Open that it can hold its own.In what might be the easiest conditions of the week, Kevin Kisner took only 22 putts, one of them for a long eagle that sparked his 5-under 66. It gave him a one-shot lead and little more than bragging rights in the house of stars where he is staying.One shot behind was a collection of players with little history in golfs biggest events, including Erik Van Rooyen and Zander Lombard of South Africa. Tony Finau had eight birdies to offset his share of mistakes to join them at 67.Of the top seven on the leaderboard, none has won a major.Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm powered their way to 69s, going for the green on short par 4s. Tiger Woods took out his driver one time and shot 71, a round slowed by a short putt he missed and a pot bunker he couldnt avoid.But no one could go really low. The 31 players who managed to break par were separated by just four shots.The golf course is great for me,Ž Kisner said. The conditions have been fine. Going forward, you never know what youre going to have in Scotland. I know the rain is coming in tomorrow. I dont think the rain is going to affect how the golf course is playing in one day, but I have to just keep doing what Im doing. If I have 22 puts the next three days, I bet Ill have a pretty good shot.ŽKisner takes early British Open lead Tenley Albright (6) and TNT Mega Boom race into the turn during Race 4 at the Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club in Daytona Beach on Monday. [NIGEL COOK/GATEHOUSE MEDIA FLORIDA] By Godwin KellyGateHouse Media FloridaDAYTONA BEACH „ When the Volusia County Kennel Club opened in the summer of 1948, the facility was situated by itself in the woodlands just off U.S. 92 and represented the unofficial gateway to Daytona Beach.When the doors opened for the inaugural evening of racing, a crowd of 3,695 adults paid the quarter admis-sion and wagered $53,708 on the slate of dog races.We have aerial photographs dating back to the 1940s,Ž said Fred Guzman, who runs the facility these days. Its interesting to see how the area has grown from 1948 to present day.ŽVolusia County Kennel Club became Daytona Beach Kennel Club and more recently renamed to Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club by parent company Delaware North Companies.Celebrating a landmarkThis is how the dog track looked when it “ rst opened in 1948 on International Speedway Boulevard. [DAYTONA BEACH RACING & CARD CLUB] Greyhound racing commemorates 70 years in Daytona Beach GREYHOUND RACING TIMELINE1948: Volusia County Kennel Club opens on June 2, 1948 1958: John Masoni of Cleveland, Ohio, buys the facility and renames it Daytona Beach Kennel Club 1960: Daytona Beach Kennel Club sponsors winning stock car in Daytona 500. Local mechanic Ray Fox built the car and motor in a shop on Mason Avenue. Driver Junior Johnson wheeled it to victory 1987: Delaware North Companies buys the kennel club from Masoni 1997: DBKC opens a poker room 2008: DBKC moves from original location next to Speedway to Williamson Boulevard 2017: DBKC changes its name to Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club See PGA, B4 See TRACK, B4By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comWill Leesburg and First Academy of Leesburg com-pete for state championships in boys and girls basketball in the same division?Could Eustis road to a state title in softball pass through Mount Dora Chris-tian Academy?How about MDCAs baseball team playing South Sumter for a spot in the Final Four?All of this is possible if the Florida High School Athletic Association approves a proposal to classify teams in seven sports based on computer rankings instead of student enrollment, like the organization has done for nearly 90 years. The FHSAAs board of directors is expected to discuss the proposal in September and could vote in October to enact it, beginning with the 2019-20 school year.FHSAA officials have been presenting the proposed changes to athletic directors, coaches and the media at compliance seminars around the state. Justin Harrison, associate executive director for Ath-letic Services, said the current system of separating into classifications has become outdated as the landscaped has changed over the years with the addition of more magnet, charter and private schools, which have spread out the talent level.Weve been classifying schools the same way since 1931,Ž said Harrison. So many things have changed since then. Our entire staff has spent many, many days sending text messages to each other, working on ways we can alleviate the issues and improve things for our student athletes.Our goal is to level the playing field for everyone and bring back the excitement for everybody.ŽUnder the proposal, teams boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, girls volleyball, softball and baseball will be classified using rank-ings provided by MaxPreps, a website that specializes in high school sports. FHSAA mulls classi cation changes to 7 sportsSee FHSAA, B4 See MLB, B4


B2 Friday, July 20, 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 8:55 a.m. ESPNU „ Formula One, Emirates German Grand Prix, practice, at Hockenheim, Germany Noon NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, practice, at Loudon, N.H. 1 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Lakes Region 200, practice, at Loudon, N.H. 3 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Lakes Region 200, “ nal practice, at Loudon, N.H. 4:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, qualifying, at Loudon, N.H. BASKETBALL 8 p.m. FS1 „ Big3, Week 5 games, at Miami BOXING 7 p.m. ESPN „ Lamont Roach Jr. vs. Deivis Julio Bassa, junior lightweights, at Cancun, Mexico 10 p.m. SHO „ Jaron Ennis vs. Armando Alvarez, welterweights; Thomas Mattice vs. Zhora Hamaazaryan, lightweights; Montana Love vs. Kenneth Sims Jr., junior welterweights, at Sloan, Iowa CYCLING 8 a.m. NBCSN „ Tour de France, Stage 13, from Bourg d'Oisans to Valence, France EXTREME SPORTS 9 p.m. ESPN „ X Games Minneapolis 2018 GOLF 9:30 a.m. GOLF „ British Open, second round, at Carnoustie, Scotland 2 p.m. FS1 „ USGA, U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, semi“ nal matches, at Spring“ eld, N.J. 5 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Barbasol Championship, “ rst round, at Auburn, Ala. 4:30 a.m. (Saturday) GOLF „ British Open, third round, at Carnoustie, Scotland HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 „ Saratoga Live, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. LACROSSE 3 a.m. (Saturday) ESPN2 „ 2018 FIL World Championships, championship match, at Netanya, Israel MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB „ St. Louis at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees OR Boston at Detroit SUN, FS-Florida „ Miami at Tampa Bay RUGBY 7 p.m. NBCSN „ 2018 World Cup Sevens, Men's matches, at San Francisco SOCCER 9 p.m. ESPN2 „ International Champions Cup, Manchester City vs. Borussia Dortmund, at Chicago SPECIAL OLYMPICS 6 p.m. ESPN2 „ 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, at Seattle WNBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA „ Seattle at Connecticut 9 p.m. NBA „ Dallas at Chicago SPORTS BRIEFS IN BRIEFATLANTAFalcons wont offer WR Jones new deal this yearStifled by the salary cap, the Atlanta Falcons wont be offering Julio Jones a more lucrative contract. Now the question is: Will the star receiver show up for training camp?The Falcons informed Jones several weeks ago that they would not renegotiate his current $71.5 million package, which still has three years remaining and included $47 million in guaranteed money, according to a person familiar with the discussions. The teams decision, which was first reported by The Athletic, does not preclude talks after the season on a deal more in line with Jones status as one of the NFLs top receivers. SAN DIEGOHamilton back sur“ ng after having second sonSurfs up again for Bethany Hamilton, whos back to riding waves four months after giving birth to her second son.Hamilton has earned a wild-card spot in the first Surf Ranch Pro at the World Surf Leagues Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California.Its a big step for Ham-ilton, 28, who has forged a strong surfing career as well as several off-thewater pursuits since losing her left arm to a tiger shark 15 years ago.Its been a beautiful time in my life but I definitely love getting back in the ocean and getting my surf game back on ,Ž she said in a phone interview during a break from a training session this week. Different approach by ESPN for season openerESPN is going with a fresh approach for its first 2018 regular-season broadcast of Monday Night Football.ŽTwo announcers with plenty of NFL credentials but far more entrenched in the college game these days will be handling the Jets-Lions game from Detroit: Beth Mowins and Brian Griese.We are pretty excited to bring the franchise on the air, and hoping some pretty good story lines will play out,Ž says Mowins, who did last years second half of the opening doubleheader with analyst Rex Ryan The Associated Press BASEBALL FCSL STANDINGSTEAM W L T GB Leesburg 23 8 .0 „ DeLand 17 14 0 6 Winter Park 14 16 0 8.5 Sanford 14 18 1 9.5 Winter Garden 13 17 1 9.5 Seminole 12 20 0 11.5Todays gamesLeesburg at DeLand, 7 p.m. Winter Garden at Seminole, 7 p.m. Sanford at Winter Park, 7 p.m.Thursdays gamesLeesburg at DeLand, late Seminole at Winter Garden, late Winter Park at Sanford, lateWednesdays gamesDeLand 10, Leesburg 1 Winter Garden 5, Seminole 3 Winter Park 7, Sanford 6Saturdays gamesLeesburg at Winter Garden, 6 p.m. Sanford at DeLand, 7 p.m. Winter Park at Seminole, 7 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Boston 68 30 .694 „ New York 62 33 .653 4 Tampa Bay 49 47 .510 18 Toronto 43 52 .453 23 Baltimore 28 69 .289 39 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 52 43 .547 „ Minnesota 44 50 .468 7 Detroit 41 57 .418 12 Chicago 33 62 .347 19 Kansas City 27 68 .284 25 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 64 35 .646 „ Seattle 58 39 .598 5 Oakland 55 42 .567 8 Los Angeles 49 48 .505 14 Texas 41 56 .423 22Wednesdays GamesNo games scheduledThursdays GamesNo games scheduledTodays GamesN.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 5-1) at N.Y. Yankees (German 2-5), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Bundy 6-9) at Toronto (Gaviglio 2-3), 7:07 p.m. Boston (Price 10-6) at Detroit (Boyd 4-8), 7:10 p.m. Miami (Straily 3-4) at Tampa Bay (Eovaldi 3-4), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (Bauer 8-6) at Texas (Perez 2-4), 8:05 p.m. Minnesota (Gibson 4-6) at Kansas City (Duffy 5-8), 8:15 p.m. San Francisco (Rodriguez 4-1) at Oakland (Jackson 1-1), 9:35 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 7-8) at L.A. Angels (Skaggs 7-5), 10:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Shields 4-10) at Seattle (LeBlanc 5-1), 10:10 p.m.Saturdays GamesN.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Boston at Detroit, 6:10 p.m. Miami at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Houston at L.A. Angels, 7:15 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m. Cleveland at Texas, 8:05 p.m. San Francisco at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Philadelphia 53 42 .558 „ Atlanta 52 42 .553 Washington 48 48 .500 5 Miami 41 57 .418 13 New York 39 55 .415 13 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Chicago 55 38 .591 „ Milwaukee 55 43 .561 2 St. Louis 48 46 .511 7 Pittsburgh 48 49 .495 9 Cincinnati 43 53 .448 13 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Los Angeles 53 43 .552 „ Arizona 53 44 .546 Colorado 51 45 .531 2 San Francisco 50 48 .510 4 San Diego 40 59 .404 14Wednesdays GamesNo games scheduledThursdays GamesSt. Louis at Chicago Cubs, lateTodays GamesSt. Louis (Flaherty 3-4) at Chicago Cubs (Lester 12-2), 2:20 p.m. Atlanta (Sanchez 4-2) at Washington (Strasburg 6-6), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 5-1) at N.Y. Yankees (German 2-5), 7:05 p.m. San Diego (Richard 7-8) at Philadelphia (Arrieta 7-6), 7:05 p.m. Miami (Straily 3-4) at Tampa Bay (Eovaldi 3-4), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Taillon 6-7) at Cincinnati (Mahle 7-7), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (TBD) at Milwaukee (TBD), 8:10 p.m. San Francisco (Rodriguez 4-1) at Oakland (Jackson 1-1), 9:35 p.m. Colorado (Marquez 8-8) at Arizona (TBD), 9:40 p.m.Saturdays GamesN.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 1:05 p.m., 1st game Miami at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m. San Diego at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 7:15 p.m., 2nd game Colorado at Arizona, 8:10 p.m. San Francisco at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. GOLF ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUBBRITISH OPEN Thursday at Royal & Ancient Golf Club, Carnoustie, Scotland; Purse: $10.5 million; Yardage: 7,402; Par: 71 (36-35) FIRST ROUND (a-amateur) Kevin Kisner 34-32„66 -5 Erik van Rooyen 33-34„67 -4 Tony Finau 34-33„67 -4 Zander Lombard 32-35„67 -4 Brandon Stone 33-35„68 -3 Ryan Moore 33-35„68 -3 Brendan Steele 35-33„68 -3 Matthew Southgate 35-34„69 -2 Danny Willett 34-35„69 -2 Sung Kang 34-35„69 -2 Pat Perez 34-35„69 -2 Jon Rahm 34-35„69 -2 Russell Henley 34-35„69 -2 Rory McIlroy 36-33„69 -2 Zach Johnson 35-34„69 -2 Justin Thomas 33-36„69 -2 Chez Reavie 36-33„69 -2 Luke List 38-32„70 -1 Kevin Chappell 34-36„70 -1 Patrick Cantlay 35-35„70 -1 Thomas Pieters 37-33„70 -1 Yuta Ikeda 36-34„70 -1 Webb Simpson 36-34„70 -1 Kevin Na 36-34„70 -1 Matt Kuchar 34-36„70 -1 Rickie Fowler 36-34„70 -1 Chris Wood 37-33„70 -1 Henrik Stenson 36-34„70 -1 Thorbjorn Olesen 35-35„70 -1 Alex Noren 35-35„70 -1 Francesco Molinari 34-36„70 -1 Martin Kaymer 36-35„71 E Andy Sullivan 36-35„71 E Eddie Pepperell 36-35„71 E Paul Dunne 37-34„71 E Brian Harman 36-35„71 E Si Woo Kim 36-35„71 E Yusaku Miyazato 34-37„71 E Gary Woodland 35-36„71 E Xander Schauffele 37-34„71 E Sean Crocker 37-34„71 E Cameron Davis 36-35„71 E Charley Hoffman 36-35„71 E Adam Scott 34-37„71 E Jason Day 35-36„71 E Haotong Li 37-34„71 E Dylan Frittelli 37-34„71 E Tiger Woods 34-37„71 E Abraham Ancer 36-35„71 E Austin Cook 38-34„72 +1 Satoshi Kodaira 38-34„72 +1 a-Nicolai Hojgaard 35-37„72 +1 Stewart Cink 38-34„72 +1 Justin Rose 36-36„72 +1 Jordan Spieth 34-38„72 +1 Louis Oosthuizen 37-35„72 +1 Alexander Bjork 37-35„72 +1 Haraldur Magnus 40-32„72 +1 Gavin Green 36-36„72 +1 a-Sam Locke 37-35„72 +1 Lee Westwood 37-35„72 +1 Tommy Fleetwood 36-36„72 +1 Jimmy Walker 36-36„72 +1 Matthew Fitzpatrick 36-36„72 +1 Marc Leishman 33-39„72 +1 Jorge Campillo 36-36„72 +1 Ryuko Tokimatsu 36-36„72 +1 Kyle Stanley 36-36„72 +1 Jason Kokrak 35-37„72 +1 Brooks Koepka 41-31„72 +1 Fabrizio Zanotti 34-38„72 +1 Mark Calcavecchia 37-36„73 +2 Phil Mickelson 36-37„73 +2 Ernie Els 37-36„73 +2 Chesson Hadley 33-40„73 +2 Adam Hadwin 36-37„73 +2 Bernhard Langer 36-37„73 +2 Paul Casey 38-35„73 +2 Daniel Berger 37-36„73 +2 Byeong Hun An 34-39„73 +2 Alexander Levy 37-36„73 +2 Michael Hendry 37-36„73 +2 Beau Hossler 36-37„73 +2 Michael Kim 36-37„73 +2 Lucas Herbert 37-36„73 +2 Ian Poulter 36-37„73 +2 Cameron Smith 37-36„73 +2 Shubhankar Sharma 37-36„73 +2 Russell Knox 38-35„73 +2 Shaun Norris 35-39„74 +3 Tyrrell Hatton 40-34„74 +3 Shane Lowry 37-37„74 +3 Marcus Kinhult 36-38„74 +3 Rafa Cabrera Bello 34-40„74 +3 Julian Suri 38-36„74 +3 Retief Goosen 38-36„74 +3 Peter Uihlein 37-37„74 +3 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 36-38„74 +3 Rhys Enoch 37-37„74 +3 Charl Schwartzel 39-35„74 +3 Kelly Kraft 37-37„74 +3 Branden Grace 38-36„74 +3 Matt Wallace 39-35„74 +3 Keegan Bradley 36-38„74 +3 Ryan Fox 39-35„74 +3 Jazz Janewattananond 37-37„74 +3 Jordan Smith 34-40„74 +3 Brett Rumford 36-38„74 +3 Bronson Burgoon 36-38„74 +3 Sandy Lyle 35-40„75 +4 Oliver Wilson 36-39„75 +4 Ross Fisher 37-38„75 +4 Hideto Tanihara 39-36„75 +4 George Coetzee 37-38„75 +4 Scott Jamieson 39-36„75 +4 Patrick Reed 38-37„75 +4 James Robinson 37-38„75 +4 Charles Howell III 37-38„75 +4 Tom Lewis 38-37„75 +4 Todd Hamilton 37-38„75 +4 Tom Lehman 39-36„75 +4 Bubba Watson 38-37„75 +4 Bryson DeChambeau 37-38„75 +4 Sergio Garcia 38-37„75 +4 Hideki Matsuyama 39-36„75 +4 Jason Dufner 38-37„75 +4 Ryan Armour 39-36„75 +4 Matt Jones 37-38„75 +4 Emiliano Grillo 36-40„76 +5 Anirban Lahiri 38-38„76 +5 Jhonattan Vegas 38-38„76 +5 Sang-Hyun Park 37-39„76 +5 Brandt Snedeker 38-38„76 +5 Dustin Johnson 37-39„76 +5 Jens Dantorp 40-36„76 +5 Padraig Harrington 36-40„76 +5 Jonas Blixt 42-35„77 +6 Patton Kizzire 40-37„77 +6 Shota Akiyoshi 37-40„77 +6 Masahiro Kawamura 40-37„77 +6 Danthai Boonma 38-40„78 +7 Kodai Ichihara 38-40„78 +7 Ashton Turner 40-38„78 +7 Brady Schnell 38-41„79 +8 a-Jovan Rebula 40-39„79 +8 Nicolas Colsaerts 40-39„79 +8 Minchel Choi 42-37„79 +8 Jack Senior 38-41„79 +8 Andrew Landry 38-42„80 +9 David Duval 42-38„80 +9 a-Yuxin Lin 41-39„80 +9 Marcus Armitage 38-42„80 +9 Grant Forrest 41-39„80 +9 Darren Clarke 39-43„82 +11 Masanori Kobayashi 42-40„82 +11 Thomas Curtis 38-44„82 +11BRITISH OPENTEE TIMESAt Carnoustie Golf Links, Carnoustie, Scotland; Purse: $10.5 million. Yardage: 7,402; Par: 71 All times Eastern (a-amateur)Friday1:35 a.m. „ Brandt Snedekder, U.S.; a-Sam Locke, Scotland; Cameron Davis, Australia. 1:46 a.m. „ Patton Kizzire, U.S.; Jonas Blixt, Sweden; Charles Howell III, U.S. 1:57 a.m. „ Charl Schwartzel, South Africa; Daniel Berger, U.S.; Tom Lewis, England. 2:08 a.m. „ Alex Levy, France; Ryan Moore, U.S.; Byeong Hun An, South Korea. 2:19 a.m. „ Michael Hendry, New Zealand; Kelly Kraft, U.S.; Lee Westwood, England. 2:30 a.m. „ Henrik Stenson, Sweden; Tommy Fleetwood, England; Jimmy Walker, U.S. 2:41 a.m. „ Matt Fitzpatrick, England; Russell Henley, U.S.; a-Jovan Rebula, South Africa. 2:52 a.m. „ Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland; Marc Leishman, Australia; Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark. 3:03 a.m. „ Dustin Johnson, U.S.; Alex Noren, Sweden; Charley Hoffman, U.S. 3:14 a.m. „ Zach Johnson, U.S.; Adam Scott, Australia; Brendan Steele, U.S. 3:25 a.m. „ Justin Thomas, U.S.; Francesco Molinari, Italy; Branden Grace, South Africa. 3:36 a.m. „ Jason Day, Australia; Shota Akiyoshi, Japan; Li Haotong, China. 3:47 a.m. „ Todd Hamilton, U.S.; Beau Hossler, U.S.; Jorge Campillo, Spain. 4:03 a.m. „ Ryuko Tokimatsu, Japan; Chez Reavie, U.S.; Michael Kim, U.S. 4:14 a.m. „ Kyle Stanley, U.S.; Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium; Jens Dantorp, Sweden. 4:25 a.m. „ Tom Lehman, U.S.; Dylan Frittelli, South Africa; Grant Forrest, Scotland. 4:36 a.m. „ Lucas Herbert, Australia; Min Chel Choi, South Korea; Jason Kokrak, U.S. 4:47 a.m. „ Padraig Harrington, Ireland; Bubba Watson, U.S.; Matt Wallace, England. 4:58 a.m. „ Ian Poulter, England; Cameron Smith, Australia; Brooks Koepka, U.S. 5:09 a.m. „ Sergio Garcia, Spain; Bryson DeChambeau, U.S.; Shubhankar Sharma, India. 5:20 a.m. „ Tiger Woods, U.S.; Hideki Matsuyama, Japan; Russell Knox, Scotland. 5:31 a.m. „ Jason Dufner, U.S.; Ryan Fox, New Zealand; Keegan Bradley, U.S. 5:42 a.m. „ Ryan Armour, U.S.; Abraham Ancer, U.S.; Mashiro Kawamura, Japan. 5:53 a.m. „ Jazz Janewattananond, Thailand; Fabrizio Zanotti, Paraguay; Jordan Smith, England. 6:04 a.m. „ Brett Rumford, Australia; Masanori Kobayashi, Japan; Jack Senior, England. 6:15 a.m. „ Matt Jones, Australia; Thomas Curtis, England; Bronson Burgoon, U.S. 6:36 a.m. „ Sandy Lyle, Scotland; Martin Kaymer, Germany; Andy Sullivan, England. 6:47 a.m. „ Erik Van Rooyen, South Africa; Brady Schnell, United States; Matthew Southgate, England. 6:58 a.m. „ Danny Willett, England; Emiliano Grillo, Argentina; Luke List, U.S. 7:09 a.m. „ Mark Calcavecchia, U.S.; Danthai Boonma, Thailand; Shaun Norris, South Africa. 7:20 a.m. „ Kevin Chappell, U.S.; Oliver Wilson, England; Eddie Pepperell, England. 7:31 a.m. „ Ross Fisher, England; Paul Dunne, Ireland; Austin Cook, U.S. 7:42 a.m. „ Tyrrell Hatton, England; Patrick Cantlay, U.S.; Shane Lowry, Ireland. 7:53 a.m. „ Thomas Pieters, Belgium; Kevin Kisner, U.S.; Marcus Kinhult, Sweden. 8:04 a.m. „ Phil Mickelson, U.S.; Satoshi Kodaira, Japan; Rafa Cabrera Bello, Spain. 8:15 a.m. „ Brian Harman, U.S.; Yuta Ikeda, Japan; Andrew Landry, U.S. 8:26 a.m. „ Si Woo Kim, South Korea; Webb Simpson, U.S.; a-Nicolai Hojgaard, Denmark. 8:37 a.m. „ Stewart Cink, U.S.; Brandon Stone, South Africa; Hideto Tanihara, Japan. 8:48 a.m. „ Gary Woodland, U.S.; Yusaku Miyazato, Japan; Sung Kang, South Korea. 9:04 a.m. „ Ernie Els, South Africa; Adam Hadwin, Canada; Chesson Hadley, U.S. 9:15 a.m. „ Pat Perez, U.S.; Julian Suri, U.S.; George Coetzee, South Africa. 9:26 a.m. „ David Duval, U.S.; Scott Jamieson, Scotland; Kevin Na, U.S. 9:37 a.m. „ Darren Clarke, Northern Ireland; Bernhard Langer, Germany; Retief Goosen, South Africa. 9:48 a.m. „ Matt Kuchar, U.S.; Anirban Lahiri, India; Peter Uihlein, U.S. 9:59 a.m. „ Jordan Spieth, U.S.; Justin Rose, England; Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand. 10:10 a.m. „ Jon Rahm, Spain; Rickie Fowler, U.S.; Chris Wood, England. 10:21 a.m. „ Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa; Paul Casey, England; Patrick Reed, U.S. 10:32 a.m. „ Tony Finau, U.S.; Xander Schauffele, U.S.; Jhonattan Vegas, Venezuela. 10:43 a.m. „ a-Yin Luxin, China; Alexander Bjork, Sweden; Sang Hyun Park, South Korea. 10:54 a.m. „ James Robinson, England; Haraldur Magnus, Iceland; Zander Lombard, South Africa. 11:05 a.m. „ Kodai Ichihara, Japan; Rhys Enoch, Wales; Marcus Armitage, England. 11:16 a.m. „ Sean Crocker, U.S.; Gavin Green, Malaysia; Ash Turner, England. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAAtlanta United FC 12 4 5 41 43 24 New York City FC 12 4 4 40 40 24 New York Red Bulls 11 5 2 35 37 19 Columbus 8 7 6 30 24 25 New England 7 6 7 28 33 30 Montreal 9 12 0 27 26 35 Philadelphia 7 9 3 24 25 30 Chicago 6 10 5 23 33 41 Orlando City 7 11 1 22 27 42 Toronto FC 4 11 4 16 30 38 D.C. United 3 7 5 14 26 30WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAFC Dallas 11 3 5 38 31 22 Los Angeles FC 10 4 5 35 41 28 Sporting Kansas City 9 5 6 33 37 27 Portland 8 3 6 30 26 22 Real Salt Lake 9 9 2 29 29 37 Los Angeles Galaxy 8 7 4 28 34 30 Houston 7 6 5 26 36 26 Vancouver 7 8 5 26 30 40 Minnesota United 8 11 1 25 28 39 Seattle 4 9 5 17 16 23 Colorado 4 11 4 16 22 32 San Jose 2 11 6 12 29 393 points for victory, 1 point for tieJuly 14New York 3, Sporting Kansas City 2 New York City FC 2, Columbus 0 LA Galaxy 3, New England 2 Montreal 2, San Jose 0 D.C. United 3, Vancouver 1 FC Dallas 3, Chicago 1 Minnesota United 3, Real Salt Lake 2 Orlando City 2, Toronto FC 1 Houston 0, Colorado 0, tieJuly 15Seattle 1, Atlanta United FC 1, tie Portland 0, Los Angeles FC 0, tieWednesdays GameMinnesota United 2, New England 1Saturdays GamesD.C. United at Atlanta United FC, 3:30 p.m. Vancouver at Seattle, 4 p.m. Los Angeles Galaxy at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New England at New York Red Bulls, 7 p.m. Toronto FC at Chicago, 7 p.m. Orlando City at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. FC Dallas at Houston, 9 p.m. Colorado at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. Montreal at Portland, 11 p.m.Sundays GameLos Angeles FC at Minnesota United, 7 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -141 St. Louis +131 at Washington -175 Atlanta +163 at Philadelphia -158 San Diego +148 Pittsburgh -108 at Cincinnati -102 at Milwaukee Off Los Angeles Off at Arizona Off Colorado OffAmerican LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Toronto -140 Baltimore +130 Boston -200 at Detroit +180 Cleveland -177 at Texas +165 Minnesota -123 at Kansas City +113 Houston -130 at Los Angeles +120 at Seattle -205 Chicago +185InterleagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at NY Yankees -142 NY Mets +132 at Tampa Bay -163 Miami +153 at Oakland -121 San Francisco +111 Updated Odds Available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueOAKLAND AS „ Released RHP Santiago Casilla.National LeagueSAN DIEGO PADRES „ Acquired C-OF Francisco Meja from Cleveland for LHP Brad Hand and RHP Adam Cimber.American AssociationCLEBURNE RAILROADERS „ Released C BreShon Kimbell KANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Released LHP Cody Dickson. Signed LHPs Jayson Aquino and Joe Filomeno. LINCOLN SALTDOGS „ Released OF Joe Moran.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Activated LHP Bennett Parry. Placed LHP Jake Fisher on the inactive list.Can-Am LeagueQUEBEC CAPITALES „ Signed LHP JP Stevenson.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS „ Named Noel Gillespie coach of Erie (NBAGL). Waived G Jaylen Morris. CHICAGO BULLS „ Signed G Antonio Blakeney. DETROIT PISTONS „ Named Tim Grgurich and Micah Nori assistant coaches.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueMINNESOTA VIKINGS „ Signed CB Mike Hughes.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueDETROIT RED WINGS „ Announced the resignation of advisor and ambassador Chris Chelios.ECHLMANCHESTER MONARCHS „ Re-signed D Eric Schurhamer to a one-year contract. WORCESTER RAILERS „ Re-signed F Tommy Kelley to a one-year contract.SOCCERMajor League SoccerFIFA „ Fined Egypts soccer federation $50,000 for playing a World Cup warmup game during a prohibited period (May 21-27).COLLEGESCLAYTON STATE „ Named Avery Shepard mens assistant soccer coach. CLEMSON „ Signed mens basketball coach Brad Brownell to a six-year contract extension through 2024 and defensive coordinator Brent Venables to “ ve-year contract extension through the 2022 season. GEORGETOWN „ Named Arturo Gyles defensive line coach. HAMILTON „ Named Mahogany Green womens basketball coach. MIDDLE TENNESSEE „ Named Kyle Bunn associate head baseball coach and pitching coach. AUTO RACING NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCKELDORA DIRT DERBYWednesday at Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio Lap length: 0.50 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (3) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 153 laps, 0 points. 2. (9) Grant En“ nger, Ford, 153, 48. 3. (5) Stewart Friesen, Chevrolet, 153, 35. 4. (4) Matt Crafton, Ford, 153, 40. 5. (12) Brett Mof“ tt, Toyota, 153, 32. 6. (27) Noah Gragson, Toyota, 153, 31. 7. (26) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, 153, 0. 8. (7) Logan Seavey, Toyota, 153, 46. 9. (19) Justin Haley, Chevrolet, 153, 28. 10. (14) Nick Hoffman, Chevrolet, 153, 27. 11. (22) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 153, 0. 12. (17) Max McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 153, 25. 13. (13) Tyler Dippel, Toyota, 153, 30. 14. (8) Chris Windom, Toyota, 153, 36. 15. (6) Sheldon Creed, Chevrolet, 153, 22. 16. (29) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 153, 21. 17. (25) Jeffrey Abbey, Chevrolet, 153, 20. 18. (11) Austin Wayne Self, Chevrolet, 153, 27. 19. (28) Tanner Thorson, Chevrolet, 153, 18. 20. (15) Myatt Snider, Ford, 153, 20. 21. (21) Austin Hill, Chevrolet, 153, 18. 22. (2) Todd Gilliland, Toyota, 153, 20. 23. (31) Wendell Chavous, Chevrolet, 153, 14. 24. (20) Jr Heffner, Chevrolet, 152, 13. 25. (30) Justin Fontaine, Chevrolet, 152, 12. 26. (16) Justin Shipley, Ford, 151, 11. 27. (32) Dalton Sargeant, Chevrolet, 151, 10. 28. (24) Cody Coughlin, Chevrolet, 150, 9. 29. (1) Ben Rhodes, Ford, 150, 18. 30. (10) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 149, 0. 31. (23) Kyle Strickler, Chevrolet, accident, 145, 6. 32. (18) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, accident, 144, 5.Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Winner: 46.131 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 39 minutes, 30 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.038 seconds. Caution Flags: 9 for 41 laps. Lead Changes: 7 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: B.Rhodes 1-26; S.Friesen 27; B.Rhodes 28-45; C.Briscoe 46-91; L.Seavey 92-144; C.Briscoe 145-151; G.En“ nger 152; C.Briscoe 153 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): C.Briscoe, 3 times for 54 laps; L.Seavey, 1 time for 53 laps; B.Rhodes, 2 times for 44 laps; S.Friesen, 1 time for 1 lap; G.En“ nger, 1 time for 1 lap.UPCOMING RACESAll times EasternNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP FOXWOODS 301Site: Loudon, New Hampshire. Schedule: Today, practice, 12 p.m. (NBCSN), qualifying, 4:45 p.m. (NBCSN); Saturday, practice, 10:05 a.m. (CNBC), 12:35 p.m. (NBCSN); Sunday, race, 2 p.m., NBCSN. Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (oval, 1.06 miles). Race distance: 318.46 miles, 301 laps. Last year: Denny Hamlin held off Kyle Larson and Martin Truex Jr. Last race: Truex won for the third time in six starts. Fast facts: NASCAR spent the last two Tuesdays testing on Charlotte Motor Speedways road course con“ guration, or Roval,Ž ahead of the Sept. 30 playoff race. The sessions p roved a bit treacherous, with William Byron and Bubba Wallace crashing in the “ rst turn on the 2.28-mile circuit. ...Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Truex, whove combined for 14 wins so far this season, remain 1-2-3 in the standings. Next race: Gander Outdoors 400, July 29, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Online: NASCAR XFINITY LAKES REGION 200Site: Loudon. Schedule: Today, practice, 1:05 & 3:05 p.m. (NBCSN); Saturday, qualifying, 11:05 a.m. (CNBC), race, 4 p.m., NBCSN Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Race distance: 211.6 miles, 200 laps. Last year: Kyle Busch won from the pole. Last race: Christopher Bell picked up his second win of the season. Fast facts: Bell led just 17 laps last week at Kentucky, but that was enough for his third career win. Bell took “ rst despite spinning out in qualifying and being forced to start from the back. ...Elliott Sadler has been joined by Daniel Hemric atop the point standings. Both have 608 „ but zero wins. ...Cole Custer is third with 605 points, and Bell, despite a pair of victories, is fourth. Next race: U.S. Cellular 250, July 28, Iowa Speedway. Online: www.nascar.comVERIZON INDYCARLast week: Scott Dixon won in Toronto, his third victory in six races. Next race: Honda Indy 200, July 29, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio. Online: CYCLING TOUR DE FRANCE12TH STAGEThursday at Alpe dHuez, France A 109-mile leg from Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Alpe dHuez: 1. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Team Sky, 5:18:37. 2. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Team Sunweb, :02 behind. 3. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, :03. 4. Chris Froome, Britain, Team Sky, :04. 5. Mikel Landa, Spain, Movistar Team, :07. 6. Primoz Roglic, Slovenia, LottoNL-Jumbo, :13. 7. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, same time. 8. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Astana Pro Team, :42. 9. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar Team, :47. 10. Steven Kruijswijk, Netherlands, LottoNLJumbo, :53. 11. Egan Bernal, Colombia, Team Sky, 1:41. 12. Daniel Martin, Ireland, UAE Team Emirates, 1:45. 13. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, Quick-Step Floors, 3:09. 14. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar Team, 4:29. 15. Ilnur Zakarin, Russia, Katusha-Alpecin, same time. 16. Pierre Latour, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 4:35. 17. Ion Izagirre, Spain, Bahrain-Merida, 4:37. 18. Guillaume Martin, France, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, 4:40. 19. Tanel Kangert, Estonia, Astana Pro Team, 5:41. 20. David Gaudu, France, Groupama-FDJ, 6:52.Also37. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, 22:21. 42. Lawson Craddock, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 23:39. 84. Chad Haga, United States, Sunweb, 28:54. 95. Ian Boswell, United States, Katusha Alpecin, same time. 115. Taylor Phinney, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 31:45.Overall Standings (After 12 stages)1. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky, 49:24:43. 2. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky, 1:39. 3. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Sunweb, 1:50. 4. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, 2:37. 5. Primoz Roglic, Slovenia, LottoNL-Jumbo, 2:46. 6. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 3:07. 7. Mikel Landa, Spain, Movistar, 3:13. 8. Steven Kruijswijk, Netherlands, LottoNLJumbo, 3:43. 9. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, 4:13. 10. Dan Martin, Ireland, UAE Team Emirates, 5:11. 11. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Astana, 5:45. 12. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, 9:07. 13. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, Quick-Step Floors, 9:09. 14. Ilnur Zakarin, Russia, Katusha Alpecin, 9:37. 15. Mikel Nieve, Spain, Mitchelton-Scott, 15:28. 16. Pierre Latour, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 16:41. 17. Guillaume Martin, France, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, 18:39. 18. Tanel Kangert, Estonia, Astana Pro Team, 20:41. 19. Egan Bernal, Colombia, Team Sky, 21:22. 20. Warren Barguil, France, Fortuneo-Samsic, 23:55.Also33. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, 52:03. 64. Chad Haga, United States, Sunweb, 1:23:49. 83. Ian Boswell, United States, Katusha Alpecin, 1:35:03. 132. Taylor Phinney, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 2:03:19. 153. Lawson Craddock, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 2:33:51.


The Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C.„ Flor-ida State running back Cam Akers is thrilled about playing in new coach Willie Taggarts up-tempo, no-huddle spread offense this season.As a freshman last season, Akers averaged 5.3 yards a carry and ran for more than 1,000 yards rushing to go with seven touchdowns. He says the new offense allows him to run in more space with more seams, which should translate into more oppor-tunities to break big plays.Defensive end Brian Burns describes Akers as a mon-sterŽ in the weight room and on the field and expects him to have a huge season.Florida State announced in December that Taggart, who served as offensive coordina-tor at Oregon, would replace Jimbo Fisher as coach. Burns says Taggart has brought a no excusesŽ attitude to the team and has been holding players accountable for their actions.The Seminoles were last in the league in offense last season and Taggart is look-ing forward to changing that narrativeŽ and winning multiple championships. Wake Forest QBsWake Forest coach Dave Clawson says he hasnt decided whether sopho-more Jamie Newman or true freshman Sam Hartman will start the season at quarter-back while redshirt junior Kendall Hinton is serving a three-game suspension for violating team rules.Newman has attempted four passes in college, while Hartman will be in uniform for the first time.The Demon Deacons are looking to replace John Wolford, who graduated following a breakout senior season in which he helped Wake Forest win eight games and capture its second straight bowl win in as many years. | Friday, July 20, 2018 B3By Charles OdumThe Associated PressATLANTA „ There is no escaping Nick Sabans influ-ence on the Southeastern Conference. His coaching tree was represented on each of the four days of the SECs media gathering.South Carolinas Will Mus-champ, who was Sabans defensive coordinator when LSU won the 2003 national championship, took the stage on Thursday. It was no surprise he was asked to talk about Saban.New Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher, who also worked under Saban at LSU, took his turn on Monday. Then came two of Sabans former Ala-bama defensive coordinators „ Georgias Kirby Smart on Tuesday and new Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt on Wednesday. When you work for coach Saban, its a total education in the game of football, recruit-ing, all of the things that you got to do to be successful,Ž Muschamp said.Muschamp and the other former Saban assistants all are chasing the Alabama legend in the Southeastern Conference.Its not easy to top the mentor. Saban is 12-0 against his former assistants, including a win over Smarts Bulldogs in last sea-sons national championship game. Even in a season in which Smart took Georgia to its first SEC title since 2005, it wasnt enough to beat Saban in the biggest game.Still, university presidents and athletic directors in the SEC cant be blamed for look-ing to hire coaches who have trained under Saban, who has won six national championships, including five at Alabama.You are what your record is,Ž Muschamp said. Nick is the best coach in college football because of the accom-plishments hes had. Hes done an outstanding job running his program from a scheme standpoint, from a recruiting standpoint, from a development standpoint. You name it, he does an outstanding job.ŽAlabama is 125-14 under Saban in the last 10 seasons, the most wins by any FBS school in a 10-year span in The Associated Press poll era (since 1936).Perhaps SEC administrators have hoped some of Sabans magic comes as part of the package when hiring his former assistants. Or maybe theyll have a hotline to Saban for help in times of crisis.Pruitt poked a little fun at that idea.You think coach Saban is going to give me advice?Ž Pruitt asked.Actually, yes. Saban said he often takes calls seeking advice.Well, theres been many occasions where the guys that are coaching other places, even in our league, call on occasion and ask questions about things that may be a management problem for them, whether its their quar-terback situation, whether its what I think of a certain rule or something thats going to happen in the future,Ž Saban said Wednesday.Sabans coaching tree casts shadow on SEC Media DaysAlabama Nick Saban accepts The MacArthur Bowl during the SEC Media Days in Atlanta. The trophy is presented annually, since 1959, to the top team in the country. [JOHN AMIS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Zach DeanGateHouse Media FloridaBelieve it or not, the NFL season is right around the corner, as training camps began this week and next.While all three Florida teams wont hit the ground running in full until July 25, rookies for the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars already reported on Wednesday.With that in mind, heres a breakdown of how the Dolphins, Jags, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers stack up entering camp. Jacksonville JaguarsLast season: 10-6, lost AFC Championship to New EnglandSignificant departures: WR Allen Robinson, TE Marcedes Lewis, LB Paul Posluszny, DB Aaron ColvinNotable additions: WR Donte Moncrief, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, G Andrew Norwell, DT Taven Bryan (draft)Key question: The Jags nearly shocked the world last fall, winning the division for the first time in nearly two decades and coming within mere minutes of an unprecedented trip to the Super Bowl. While Tom Brady and the New England Patriots had other plans, the upstart Jag-uars certainly proved a point in 2017. Now, theyll have to do it all over again, this time with a target on their backs.Going into camp, the questions figure to once again revolve around QB Blake Bortles, who is coming off a bounce-back season in 2017. With nearly everyone returning on the leagues top defense, and a healthy Leon-ard Fournette in the backfield, the progression of Bortles in his fifth year could make or break the Jags season. Miami DolphinsLast season: 6-10, third AFC EastSignificant departures: WR Jarvis Landry, C Mike Pouncey, LB Lawrence Tim-mons, DT Ndamukong SuhNotable additions: WR Julian Edelmen, WR Albert Wilson, G Josh Sitton, RB Frank Gore, DE Robert Quinn, S Minkah Fitzpatrick (draft)Key question: Perhaps no team in the NFL went through the overhaul Miami did this offseason, as the Dolphins parted ways with three Pro Bowlers in Landry, Pouncey and Suh in an effort to improve locker room chemistry. That ongoing effort was no more evident than when head coach Adam Gase replaced those three with a pair of veterans in Edelman and Quinn, and also brought in Gore to mentor and split carries with third-year back Kenyan Drake.Like the Jags, all the question marks center on the quarterback position. Ryan Tannehill hasnt played a game since Dec. 2016 after missing all of last season with an ACL tear, but the seventh-year signal-caller is back and healthy this fall. Before his initial injury at the end of the 16 campaign, Tannehill was playing the best football of his career. Can he return to that form in 2018? Tampa Bay BuccaneersLast season: 5-11, fourth NFC SouthSignificant departures: RB Doug Martin, DT Chris Baker, DE Robert AyersNotable additions: C Ryan Jensen, DE Jason Pierre-Paul, DE Vinny Curry, DT Vita Vea (draft)Key question: The heat will certainly be turned up in Tampa this year, starting with head coach Dirk Koetter, and quarterback Jameis Winston. Going into last season, the Bucs were the team to watch after nearly making the play-offs in 2016. However, the team never really got off the ground, and posted a disap-pointing 5-11 record. Entering his third season now, Koetter is an underwhelming 14-18.The only person whose seat may be hotter than Koetters is Winstons, who is coming off an average 17 season and will miss the first three games of 2018 after being suspended last month for violating the leagues personal conduct policy. That means not only will journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick be under center for the first three weeks of the season, but hell face New Orleans, defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Can the Bucs survive that gauntlet?How do Fla. NFL teams stack up?Quarterback Blake Bortles may be the Jacksonville Jaguars biggest question mark this season. [AP FILE PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX] By Matt HolzapfelCorrespondentLEESBURG „ It certainly wasnt the kind of performance Leesburg Lightning fans have come to expect.Lightning pitchers surrendered six walks and hit six batters Wednesday in a 10-1 loss to DeLand at Pat Thomas Stadium-Buddy Lowe Field in one of the teams worst games of the season.With the loss, Leesburg fell to 23-8 on the season „ still, the best record in the league and good enough for a six-game advantage over the Suns (17-14). However, Wednesdays disappointing effort delayed the seemingly inevitable „ the Lightning clinching the Florida Collegiate Summer League regular-season title „ by at least two more games.The Suns led from start to finish. DeLand took an early 2-0 lead in the second inning after Alan Alonso, Wade Stauss and Nick DeTringo reached base without a hit.Scout McFalls drove in Alonso and Stauss with a single to right field, but a leaping grab by shortstop Jay Prather prevented the Lightning from falling into a deeper hole.DeLand added three more runs in the top of the fourth on a similar situation. Stauss reached on an error and DeTringo drew his second walk of the game to put runners on first and second with two outs. Mat-thew Mulkey drilled a drive which easily cleared the left field fence to give the Suns a 5-0 advantage.Leesburg plated its lone run in the bottom of the fourth inning on a home run by designated hitter Tanner May. May was returning from a calf injury that forced him to sit out for more than a week, but an infield single in his first time at bat and the long ball the second time proved that rust would not be an issue for the league RBI leader.Lightning manager Rich Billings was happy with Mays return. without any rust, as that was one of the small bright spots for Leesburg in the game.Its definitely nice to have him back in the lineup,Ž said Billings. We still have some guys banged up and were still missing a few pieces but it was really nice to see Tanner come back and have some success and continue his hot streak. It was nice to see him square a couple balls up and hope-fully we can get him back out in the field pretty soon.ŽDeLand added a sac fly run in the sixth and two more on an RBI single by McFalls in the seventh. Solo runs by the Suns in the eighth and ninth innings closed out the scoring.Billings said he was disap-pointed with Lightnings, but he expects them to rebound.Sometimes its good for stuff like this to happen, you get knocked down every once in a while,Ž said Bill-ings. Those guys (DeLand) were just flat out better than us tonight. Tonight, we cer-tainly werent the better team.They outplayed us in every facet of the game, they outpitched us, they played better defense, they outhit us, they were just better than us.ŽLeesburg Lightning get whacked by DeLand Suns Florida States Cam Akers answers a question Thursday at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C. [AP PHOTO/CHUCK BURTON] FSUs Akers ready for up-tempo o ense


B4 Friday, July 20, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comThe Indians bolstered their bullpen by acquiring All-Star closer Brad Hand and rookie Adam Cimber in a trade with San Diego on Thursday, sending catching prospect Francisco Mejia to the rebuilding Padres. Machado might be the big-gest star to switch teams this month, but there will be plenty of players on the move.If the last-place Mets decide to rebuild, aces Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard could shake up the playoff race. Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels and Reds pitchers Raisel Iglesias and Matt Harvey „ remember him? „ also could be headed for new homes. Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and Twins second baseman Brian Dozier could provide hitting help for a contender.Starting pitching is always big during the trade deadline, whether its me or somebody else whos having a good year,Ž deGrom said.The Padres also could ship out relievers Kirby Yates and Craig Stammen. They are the only team out of the conver-sation in the NL West, where the Dodgers lead over fourth-place San Francisco is just four games. The Cubs have the best record in the National League after chasing Milwaukee for much of the first half, and the NL East looks like a three-team race.Washington was supposed to be one of the haves this year, but it hasnt worked out so far. The Nationals hit the break with a .500 record, looking up at the surprising Phillies and Braves.But ace right-hander Stephen Strasburg, first base-man Ryan Zimmerman and closer Sean Doolittle are set to return from injuries, and it looked as if Bryce Harper regained some of his swagger with his win in the All-Star Home Run Derby in his home ballpark.Weve got to battle,Ž Harper said. I think the Braves are really good, the Phillies are good and those are two teams that are probably going to make some moves as well. Looking forward to the second half. Looking forward to do what we need to do.ŽWhile the NL features three tight division races, there is nothing like the duel in the AL East, or the crowded AL West for that matter.The Red Sox and Yankees have baseballs best two records, and one of them very well could be headed for the wild-card game. The Astros are in prime position to become the first repeat World Series winner since the Yankees from 1998-2000, but any stumble and the Mariners or surging Athletics could push Jose Altuve and Co. into a more precarious spot.We need to win games and need to continue to push and put pressure on our division, put pressure on the rest of the American League,Ž Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. We have to do what were capable of.ŽThere is a lot to love about Boston, too. Betts is making a case for the AL MVP award, and Chris Sale leads the strikeout-crazy majors with a whopping 188 Ks. The Red Sox also have received surprising contributions from All-Star first baseman Mitch More-land and left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez.Of course, the Yankees dont look like they are going anywhere either, not with Judge anchoring a deep lineup and Luis Severino at the front of their rotation. Expect the AL East rivals to be on the hunt for help at the non-waiver deadline, desperately hoping to avoid that dicey wild-card matchup.One of the signs of a poten-tially great team is youre not satisfied with anything youve done to this point,Ž Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. A handful of guys have had really great years. Theres more guys in that room who certainly feel like they can be even better. Thats our expec-tation moving forward.Ž MLBFrom Page B1The dog track is celebrating its 70th year in the community and has become synonymous with Daytona Beach.Florida is one of only five states (Texas, Alabama, Arkansas and West Virginia) that has active dog tracks. There are 11 active dog tracks in Florida.We are usually listed third in the things to do category on,Ž Guzman said. Only the beach and Speedway are ahead of us.ŽIn 2008, the dog track moved from International Speedway Boulevard to its current home on Williamson Boulevard and expanded its card room.The reason for the move was simple enough. Neigh-boring Daytona International Speedway, which opened in 1959, wanted that land area to expand its footprint.The Speedway wanted that property for years,Ž said Guzman. Every year, they would come to our parent company to see if it was pos-sible to get that property.They wanted to expand and they needed that space. Back in 2005, they came to an agreement. They would get the property and they would help us move to this property in 2008.ŽThe dog track and Speed-way share some history. In 1960, kennel club owner John Masoni entered a hastily constructed stock car into the Daytona 500. It was built by Ray Fox, and Junior Johnson wheeled it to victory.The 1960 Daytona 500 trophy is now on display at DBRCC.Guzman, who has worked for Delaware North since 1983, likes to joke, We were the first track built in Daytona.ŽTodd Byers has spent his life in the greyhound industry. He started out as a dog handler 32 years ago, then became a trainer and now owns the Waverider Racing Kennel in Port Orange.I love what I do,Ž he said. I love this place. Dog racing is a great business to be involved with. I love these dogs and they love us. This 70th year of racing is awesome. Everything they are doing this week is great.ŽWhile the doors to Volusia County Kennel Club opened on June 2, 1948, the facility decided to celebrate its 70 years of existence this week.The future of dog racing is ongoing. A Leon County cir-cuit judge will hear arguments next week about a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban greyhound racing in Florida.The Florida Greyhound Association, which represents breeders and owners of racing dogs, filed a lawsuit in May seeking to keep the proposed constitutional amendment off the November ballot.Meanwhile, each day this week, Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club will hold some kind of special event.The weeklong celebra-tion concludes with the Dave Wood Memorial $20,000 Stakes Race for Grade A dogs.The track has held a series of qualifying events in recent weeks to secure the fastest greyhounds in the area for Race 12 on Saturday night. The stakes money is divided among the kennels that make the final.These special events are our way of thanking the community, to be part of the community,Ž Guzman said. We have a vested interest in Volusia County and we want to continue to make it grow.ŽLinda Murphy, who lives in Daytona Beach, was out at the dog track with friends for a recent day of racing.We do enjoy it here,Ž she said. When we have friends come in from out of town, we like to bring them here for entertainment and just have some fun.ŽTony De La Cruz is a former resident, who now lives in Fort Myers. When he lived in the area, he frequented the Day-tona Beach Racing & Card Club.On visits back to the area, he makes a point of stopping into the facility.Its a great local place and a great place to hang out,Ž he said. I enjoy their restaurant and now they have some great poker action.This is a Daytona Beach landmark. This is a great place to have fun.Ž TRACKFrom Page B1Betting windows would be swamped with customers minutes before the start of a dog race. [DAYTONA BEACH RACING & CARD CLUB PHOTOS] Volusia County Kennel Club is seen from the air, long before Daytona International Speedway opened for business in 1959. The top 64 teams in each sport, as determined by the MaxPreps computer, will be placed in the highest of six divisions, with the next 64 teams being assigned to Division 2.Teams left over will be divided evenly and placed in four remaining divisions with each division being split into eight regions. District play will eliminated for all six divisions, meaning teams will be responsible for creating their entire sched-ule, although schools will be permitted form conferences with other schools to help with scheduling.Each programs performance the previous two seasons will be used to rank teams and each division will be subject to a reassignment review process every two years.A 64-team tournament, similar to the NCAA tournament, will make up the postseason for each division. Teams will be seeded in tournament brackets based on computer rankings updated through the end of the regular season.According to FHSAA spokesman Kyle Niblett, programs currently assigned to Class 1A „ considered a rural division „ will not be impacted. Wildwood is the only area school assigned to Class 1A.In recent years, the FHSAA has grown from six classifications in many of its major sports, like football, basketball, baseball and softball, to eight. In the case of baseball, basketball and softball, a ninth classi-fication was added. At the time, the hope was that additional classifications would improve the chances of many schools to win state titles, which would create more excitement, greater attendance and additional revenue at state tournaments.While the changes have increased the number of state champions among the FHSAAs 703-member schools, it also has helped to create more games between unevenly matched teams. For example, at the boys basketball state tournament in Lakeland earlier this year, 19 of 27 games „ counting semifinals and champion-ship games „ were decided by more than 10 points.The Class 5A title game between Fort Lauderdale University and Ocala Trinity Catholic ended with Uni-versity winning by 40 points (80-40). In fact, all three games in classes 2A, 3A, 8A and 9A produced doubledigit deficits, including a 47-point win for Orlando Christian Prep over Talla-hassee Florida A&M (79-32) in the Class 3A semifinals.Class 6A, which Leesburg won for the second straight year, produced the most-competitive games. All three games were decided by a total of 14 points, including the Yellow Jackets 71-62 win in the title game against Tallahassee Rickards.The likelihood of blowouts in recent years is believed to be a big reason for declining attendance at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, longtime home of the state basketball finals.The system needs to change,Ž said Harrison.If the proposed system is approved for the 201920 school year, Leesburg likely will be placed in the top division with other elite teams in the state. That could force the Yellow Jackets to schedule regular-season games against other powerhouse programs in the area, like Orlando Oak Ridge and Orlando Dr. Phillips.Nonetheless, Leesburg coach Sean Campbell believes the proposed changes will be good for the sport. He under-stands it will turn the road to a state title into a tougher journey, but feels it should create more competitive games and more excitement when the stakes are highest.He does, however, have concerns.Certainly we were one of the top five teams „ regard-less of classification „ in the state last year and probably one of the Top 10 schools the year before,Ž said Campbell. But, since coaches cant recruit and were losing players to graduation every year, we might not have the same talent level in 2019 that we had last year or even the year before. Well get ranked based on the results we had with players who might not be part of the program anymore.I think it might change how a lot of coaches view the success of their programs.Ž FHSAAFrom Page B1Leesburgs Lance Erving drives to the basket during the 2018 FHSAA Class 6A state title game against Tallahassee Rickards. The FHSAA is considering changes to seven sports, including boys basketball, which would eliminate classi“ cations in an effort to increase excitement in the sport. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Three of his housemates also were under par „ PGA champion Justin Thomas (69), two-time major cham-pion Zach Johnson (70) and Rickie Fowler (70). Another is defending champion Jordan Spieth, who was in range of the lead until he made one mental error and two bad swings while dropping four shots over the last four holes for a 72 that didnt do too much damage.Even in gentle weather by Scottish standards, Carnoustie served up its usual dose of craziness. Padraig Harrington holed a short putt for par on the open-ing hole and turned to leave when he saw a golf ball trundle onto the green. It was the tee shot of U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka, who hit driver off the tee to set up an easy birdie.That was as easy as it got for Koepka for the next two hours. He shot 41 on the front nine. And then he shot 31 on the back nine.The scores probably werent as low as we anticipated, but 1 over is not the worst,Ž Koepka said. Defi-nitely didnt shoot myself out of it, which very easily could have happened.ŽSergio Garcia hit a drive that never stopped rolling on No. 10 until it dropped over the edge of Barry Burn. The water was shallow enough for the former Masters champion to smash through a ball rock and water to get the club on the ball and escape without further damage.Carnoustie was not kind to everyone.Dustin Johnson, the worlds No. 1 player, managed only one birdie in his round of 76. PGAFrom Page B1

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PAGE 17 | Friday, July 20, 2018 C1 DRIVETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Powered by Q: My question for you is about my 1993 Mustang GT „ or, as I refer to it, my dust collector, as this is my weekend/sunny day only driver. The car has only 57,000 miles. This spring, when I was getting the car out of winter storage (I live in Iowa), I noticed the airbagŽ light blinking. I have tried going online for answers but no help, and no, the car has never been in any front or rear accidents. The battery was old, so I replaced it that thinking it might be the culprit. Would you have any input as to what the issue might be? The dealer would like to charge me $145 an hour to check out. There is no place that I can find to plug in a code reader. „ Glen W. A: Your Mustang predates scan tool diagnostics for the SRS (supplemental restraint system) but is friendly enough to automatically display diagnostic trouble codes via the SRS malfunction indicator lamp. Those flashes you see can be counted; each code is a two digit number. For example a code 32 will be three flashes, a pause, then two more. Theres a three second pause, then the code will repeat, or another code will follow. On your Mustang there are 17 possible faults that can be identified and displayed via the light. Codes typically indicate a circuit or component fault. On your fairly simple twobag system not containing passenger seat sensors, my best guess would be possibly a code 32, caused by a faulty clock spring. This is a wind-up ribbon cable at the top of the steering column that allows a continuous electrical connection to the drivers side (steering wheel) airbag regardless of rotational position. After many steering wheel movements its not uncommon for this part to fray and lose one or more electrical connections (possibly airbag, horn, or steering wheel button functions). The retrieved codes diagnostic chart might indicate a circuit fault related to the drivers side airbag, or other circuits, and it would take some skilled sleuthing to determine the specific location of the fault. Due to safety concerns, needed service information/interpretation and system disassembly, this is a job best left to a pro, which could be the dealer or an independent repair facility. Q: My check engine light came on. A friend told me to tighten my gas cap, which I did. Nothing happened, and then over a week later, the light went out. Why would this be? „ Adran D. A: It seems your vehicle may have detected an EVAP system leak (can be caused by a loose gas cap among other more permanent UNDER THE HOODGet professional help with airbag warning light Brad Bergholdt By Robert DufferTribune News ServiceThe 2018 Nissan Titan XD is beyond huge, beyond titanic. It's like Andre the Giant ringside, like the Yeti in a mountain snow, like Fortnite to a tween.The XD likely stands for eXtra Duty since Nissan promotes it as heavy-duty capable but light-duty driveable, like a Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado or Ram 1500. Titan XD might be sized like the extended cab offerings of light duty trucks, but it behaves like something much more.Crank the V-8 diesel engine, and it could be mis-taken for a semitruck. Drive it and empathize with long-haul truckers confronted with all the nuisance drivers buzzing about like gnats at dusk. Park it in an underground garage, and the nose sticks out like hair on a wart.The Cummins 5-liter tur-bocharged V-8 engine churns out 555 pound-feet of torque, good enough to tow 12,640 pounds, ideal for lugging around your pet elephant. An equally heavy-duty six-speed Aisin automatic transmission developed exclusively for the Titan XD delivers power in a 4x4 system for off-road conquering.Switching the selector to 2WD makes the Titan XD more manageable on roads, but there is no place for economy when it comes to fuel in this beast. Since it's classified as heavy duty, there are no Environmental Pro-tection Agency estimates for miles per gallon. We averaged 8.2 mpg around town and about 13 mpg on the highway, in 2WD.It drives heavy, it shifts heavy, it handles heavy because that's what it was made to do. Like light duty trucks, which used to be called half-ton trucks until they exceeded a payload over 1,000 pounds, the XD is as long and wide as an F-150 SuperCrew Cab or any of the other extended cab offer-ings that seat five, maybe six. Titan XD weighs at least 1,500 pounds more than the light duty competition but makes less horsepower. The XD diesel is all about the torque; the next best light-duty Ram 1500 generates 410 pound-feet, for context.The interior controls marry the old with the new. A diesel beast of a truckThe 2018 Nissan Titan XD starts at $53,130The 2018 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab in Pro-4X trim is powered by a 5-liter turbocharged V-8 diesel engine and six-speed automatic Aisin transmission that generates 310-horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque. [ROBERT DUFFER/CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS] 2018 Nissan Titan XD diesel crew cabVehicle type: Heavier-duty pickup truck Base price: $53,130 As tested: $59,665 (excluding $1,295 destination) Mpg: 8 city, 17 highway (estimated) Engine: 5-liter turbo V-8 diesel Transmission: 6-speed automatic in 4x4 Parting shot: Try the Ram 1500. The 2018 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab in Pro-4X tows 12,640 pounds. [ROBERT DUFFER/CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS] By Phoebe Wall HowardTribune News ServiceGiven that the best way to store your car keys at night is by putting them in a coffee can, whats an ex-FBI agents advice to protect cars from theft during the day?Wrap car fobs in alumi-num foil.Although its not ideal, it is the most inexpensive way,Ž said Holly Hubert, a cybersecurity expert who retired in 2017 from the FBI in Buffalo, New York. The cyber threat is so dynamic and ever changing, its hard for consumers to keep up.ŽNow, as CEO of Glo-balSecurityIQ, she suggests clients go online and spend a few dollars and buy whats called a Faraday bag to shield the fob signal from potential theft. Imagine a traditional sandwich bag made of foil instead of plastic.Thing is, the car is always waiting for the fob signal. Thieves can buy legitimate devices that amplify the fob signal sitting unprotected in a purse, a pocket, on a counter at home or even just copy the code to access the vehicle.Copying code from key fobs isnt difficult. And this is something the auto indus-try and insurance companies are monitoring closely. The cheap (or homemade) metal protection covers, named for the scientist who figured out how to block an electromagnetic field, can prevent thieves from having access to vehicles with a wireless fob. Currently, thieves can capture fob signals from outside a home, office or hotel room. You know it works if you cant unlock a car door when the fob is inside,Ž said Moshe Shlisel, CEO of GuardKnox Cyber Technologies and a veteran of the Israeli Air Force who helped develop cyber protection for fighter jets and missile defense systems.The credit card holders dont work because theyre essentially a net rather than a wall.ŽHe visited Detroit recently to meet with automakers. Hes already working with Daimler on Mercedes-Benz vehicles and the Volkswagen Group on Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen products … to protect them from hackers. Other clients and potential clients have asked to remain confidential.Shlisel showed theFree Pressa new video of his companys engineers taking control of a semi-truck through the use of a cellphone. Numerous videos have been posted online to illustrate that vulnerability is an industrywide problem. Canned key fobHe held up his fob and said, This should be something we dont need to wrap with foil. Its 2018. Car companies need to find a way so no one can replicate the messages and the communication between the key and the vehicle.ŽAt home, Shlisel puts his key fob in a can with foil around it to add another layer. In his pocket, he car-ries the fob for his 2017 Ford F-150 in a little pouch that is made of fabric on the outside and foil inside.Cybersecurity experts say privately that anyone who knows anything about the ease of auto and personal Why you might want to wrap your car fob in foilTo protect a car from theft during the day, wrap the fob in aluminum foil. [CAMERON POLLACK/DETROIT FREE PRESS/TNS] See HOOD, C2 See TRUCK, C2 See FOIL, C2


C2 Friday, July 20, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comDID YOU KNOW Powered By July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. One way to prevent theft is to never leave your keys in your car. AUTOMOTIVE AUTO BITSAir bags could save family members from a fatal fallA study of hip fractures among those 65 or older in the The Journal of the American Medical Association determined that of the 300,000 Americans in this age group who fracture a hip each year, as many as three out of ten will die within a year. The study also found that many more of these victims will experience signi“ cant functional loss.Ž One possible technology that can help are airbags like those used in automobiles. One pioneer in preventing hip fractures is Dr. Robert Buckman, MD. A former trauma surgeon, he started Active Protective to help design wearable safety devices that could prevent fractures. That led to a partnership with Key Safety Systems. You may have heard of KSS. This leader in the “ eld of automotive airbags made headlines when it acquired Takata after its disastrous bankruptcy. As far as the technical challenges go, this one is a piece of cake. For side airbags to work properly they must deploy in about 10 milliseconds. An airbag worn around the waist has up to ten times that amount of time to detect a fall and deploy. That relatively long span of time allows engineers to avoid having to use fast-acting, and powerful pyrotechnic actuators that could cause harm. The technology seems promising, but is there really a market? With over 3 million emergency room admissions each year due to falls, and ten percent of those being hip fractures, the answer seems to be a de“ nitive yes.ŽJohn Goreham/BestRide.comBy Greg Zyla More Content NowEntry price: $22,990 Price as tested: $29,250 This week, were reviewing the 2018 Buick Encore, a compact SUV dressed in Sport Touring trim with AWD mechanicals. Notable is more horsepower on all models and a recent cosmetic upgrade that features a new grille, hood, headlights, fenders, rear taillights and the noted Buick emblem front and center. The 2018 Encore lineup includes the entry Encore ($22,990), Preferred ($26,355), Sport Touring ($25,600), Preferred II ($26,900) Essence ($30,095) and Premium ($31,595). For AWD models, add approximately $1,500 to the above prices as our AWD Sport Touring started at $27,100. Keep in mind Encore is not an off-road-bullyŽ vehicle although its a fun car to take on light duty trails for camping or a day fishing at your favorite stream. As for towing duties, leave that to sibling Enclave, a seven passenger SUV that is completely re-designed for 2018. An important mechanical upgrade the last few years is Encores standard across the board, 11-percent more powerful (153 horses) 20 percent more torque (177 lb. ft.) turbo inline fourcylinder that used to be an option. It replaces the less powerful 1.4 turbo from last year that delivered just 138 horses and 148 lb. ft. of torque. This is a good move as the Encores Achilles heel has always been a lack of horsepower and torque. Power is delivered to the ground via a sixspeed automatic transmission that shifts well. Encores AWD is fully automatic and when combined with GMs Stabilitrak traction controls, four wheel ABS disc brakes, electronic brakeforce and solid Five Star government safety ratings, you can be assured of secure motoring in all types of weather. Overall all Encores, be it front drive or AWD, are fun to drive, handle decent and are easy to park. Encores cabin is well appointed, regardless of trim selected. Youll be pleased that every Encore, from base trim to Premium, arrives with standard power driver seat, rear view safety camera, Android/ Apple compatibility, keyless entry, OnStar, Sirius/ XM, air conditioning, all the powers, and an autodimming rearview mirror. You also receive at no extra cost Bluetooth, 4G WiFi hotspot, input jack, a six-speaker Bose sound system, 8-inch touchscreen and a USB port interface. Also included is Buicks IntelliLink and interior noise cancellation technology that makes the cabin extra quiet. Sport Touring also features a 120-volt outlet that is not available on lesser priced models. The Sporting Package features 18-inch tires on special Midnight Silver aluminum wheels and a winged rear spoiler. In summary, Buick Encore is a fine little SUV that offers attractive pricing. Although some of its competitors offer better fuel mileage and more interior room, Encore is wrapped in the mechanical and creature comfort craftsmanship Buick is noted for. Greg Zyla writes weekly for More Content Now and other GateHouse Media publications.Test Drive: 2018 Buick Encore2018 Buick Encore. [BUICK] Likes: Looks, more powerful engine, Buick heritage, fun to drive. Dislikes: Top line safety features only available on Premium, tight rear seat. There is a 7-inch touch screen that looks tiny when flanked by big climate knobs and volume and tuning knobs. Most convenience functions can be handled with the redundant steering wheel controls. The tester came with leather and ventilated front seats with eight-way power driver seat and four-way passenger seat as part of the Pro-4X convenience package ($3,545). I don't know if it's worth it, but power folding side mirrors should be standard on a truck this massive. Throw in some running boards, too.The rear seat area is spacious, with fold-up seats with a foldflat floor to stack stuff over the seat housing. The bed has stor-age areas over the wheel wells, much smaller and more basic than a Ram box. A retractable step gives a necessary boost into the high-riding bed.Titan XD is a work truck made for towing, hauling, grunting and guzzling. The light duty trucks can do double duty as everyday drivers with-out being too taxing. Not the case with the Titan XD. Chang-ing lanes is a trial, parking is a pain, but the PRO-4X trim level we tested very well could be the basis for the next war rig in the Mad Max franchise. TRUCKFrom Page C1data hacking practices safe fob storage.Clifford Neuman, director of the USC Center for Com-puter Systems Security in Los Angeles, pointed to the millions of consumers who now carry their credit cards in a protective pocket designed to work as a Faraday cage.Were talking about elec-tronic burglary tools or car theft tools,Ž he said. You go up to a house with a car parked in front of it, detect a fob 10 feet away in a bedroom and it allows the car to be unlocked. As these devices become more available, this scenario becomes more and more likely.ŽNeuman added, Cars used to be hot-wired. That used to be common, but was an accepted risk. This will become a new technique used by criminals. How much you are concerned, and what you do about it, is a matter of risk management.Ž People who store their fobs in Faraday cages arent paranoid, experts say.Jay Beckerman doesnt want to wrap his key fob in alumi-num foil before leaving home, but he says he is learning that maybe its a good idea.After the Free Press wrote an article in May about cyber-security experts not going to bed before stashing their car keysŽ in metal coffee cans to prevent theft, the retired journalist from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, wrote to say, I cant carry my keys in a metal can during the day. What do I do?ŽHe went on, I bought a Samsonite RFID pouch from Staples, put my fob wholly in the pouch, stood about 10 feet from my car, a 2004 Audi A6, and pressed the buttons from the outside. But the lock and unlock buttons worked, lights went on and off. Same with a 2013 A4. Not the desired outcome to foil a miscreant snooper. Though they might fit in a purse, Altoid cans probably arent deep enough and wouldnt work in a pants pocket. Band-Aids dont come in small cans anymore.ŽShlisel said at the time, The best thing you can do is keep your key in a small tin can wrapped with aluminum foil. But in a purse or pocket, just aluminum foil will do the job.ŽBeckerman was one of many readers who called or emailed the Free Press from around the country saying they wanted to learn more. This is the reality of a wire-less, connected world where car doors lock with a click and a chirp, where children in the back seat stream videos and companies can update soft-ware technology remotely.While auto industry engineers know a lot about traditional safety, quality, compliance and reliability challenges, cyber is an adaptive adversary,Ž said Faye Francy, executive director of the nonprofit Automotive Infor-mation Sharing and Analysis Center, which specializes in cybersecurity strategies. Automakers are starting to implement security features in every stage of design and manufacturing. This includes the key fob.Ž Hackels Explorer targeted Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel is still trying to figure out what happened to the 2016 Ford Explorer parked in his driveway at home. Sur-veillance cameras recorded a thief approaching his vehicle around 4:20 a.m. on the last Saturday in May. It was parked close to the Macomb Township home with exterior lights shining brightly. Hackel always locks the car door when he comes home. And he remembers doing so this time, too. It would look like daylight on my driveway,Ž Hackel said. And theres a streetlight in front of my house. I play back this video and see a guy creep-ing up alongside my house. It shocked me because of how well lit it was and the proxim-ity to my house. I couldnt see anything in his hands but he had something that unlocked the car doors. I watched the interior and exterior lights went on and he opened the door.ŽThe thief spent time going through the vehicle and ended up stealing a .40-caliber Glock and gift cards. Hackels wifes car was entered, too.At the time, Sgt. Eric Ehrler told the Free Press that three vehicles were broken into in Hackels driveway near 25 Mile and Romeo Plank, along with a vehicle belonging to a neighbor.Hackel said that some type of new remote opening device was used to unlock the vehicle.Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said this week the case is still under investigation. FOILFrom Page C1causes) and you fixed it! An illuminated MIL (malfunction indicator lamp) caused by this fault will remain on until three consecutive good trips with a fuel gauge reading between \ and } have occurred. A good trip is a specific driving sequence where the diagnostic monitor runs to completion without incident. Depending on ones driving habits and refueling regimen, clearing the light may take some time! Im hoping this wasnt an intermittent fault caused by something else and the light turned off by coincidence. Brad Bergholdt is an automotive technology instructor at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, Calif. Readers may send him email at bradbergholdt; he cannot make personal replies. HOODFrom Page C1Titan XD is a work truck made for towing, hauling, grunting and guzzling. [ROBERT DUFFER/CHICAGO TRIBUNE/ TNS]

PAGE 19 | Friday, July 20, 2018 C3Take TwoŽ is a lightweight addition to the summer lineup that is basically CastleŽ in reverse. Where CastleŽ focused on the pairing of a successful male novelist with a female NYPD detective, Take TwosŽ version teams up a famous actress in need of a career boost with a male private investigator. The show is actually from the creators and executive producers of Castle,Ž so maybe its a sort of follow-up idea rather than an unoriginal one? Either way, it doesnt get much help from predictable writing and a lack of chemistry between the leads. Rachel Bilson plays Sam Swift, the star of a hit cop show who has a public breakdown that sends her to rehab. Her one chance at a comeback is to audition for a role as a private investigator so she convinces her agent that she needs to shadow a real P.I. for research. Her agent calls in a favor from a former boyfriend, Eddie Valetik (Eddie Cibrian), and he reluctantly agrees to let Sam follow him for a week. Sam makes headlines solving a case and the week turns into a partnership. The adjectives used to describe Eddie and Sam in press materials hint at how predictable their characters are. Hes a lone wolfŽ and shes high-spiritedŽ because who would a lone wolf dislike more than someone who is highspirited? It all makes perfect, unoriginal sense. So of course, Eddies relationship with Sam is punctuated with a lot of here we go againŽ eye-rolling, because thats how a loner would react when forced to deal with someone who is carefree. What would be more interesting and slightly less typical is if Eddie was an edgy outsider who spent less time being exasperated. Bilson gives it her all as Sam, hitting every highspirited synonym. Her performance is playful, lively, and smart but the writing lets her down. Some of her lines are so easy to guess, you may find yourself responding before she does. Bilson is likeable and watchable but theres not much she can do to elevate such expected writing. The breezy take on the expert/neophyte formula doesnt need intriguing cases to solve to be successful. Its not as if anyone expects weekly plots that have torn-from-theheadlines topicality, but it does need witty repertoire between the leads to make it fun to watch. It also needs a certain amount of chemistry that Bilson and Cibrian are missing. Theres no spark, romantic or otherwise. Whats worse is that its hard to care. On a positive note, there are a few laughs from sarcastic one-liners, but then the writing gets in the way and its back to predictable. In one scene, Sam has a monologue meant to inspire Eddie to action. He tells her he liked it, almost as much as when she gave it on an episode of her show. The only way you wouldnt have seen that line coming is, well theres no way. Trying to copy a winning formula is one thing, but Take TwoŽ needs a lot more takes. MOVIES & TVReturn of The Equalizer is a welcome oneSTAY TUNEDTake Two needs a few more takes to get it right MOVIE REVIEW MOVIE REVIEW By Ed SymkusMore Content NowAnyone going to a movie that has a simple 2Ž in its title should probably have first seen the movie that came before it. But thats not the case every time, and its not a necessity here, as Equalizer 2Ž is really more of a companion piece to its 2014 predecessor The Equalizer.Ž Both were written by Richard Wenk and directed by Antoine Fuqua, and both star Denzel Washington and feature brief performances by Melissa Leo and Bill Pullman. But their roads diverge from there. Still, just to assist any newcomers with what makes the protagonist tick, here are a few factors: Robert McCall … or just Mac (Denzel Washington) is a quiet man, someone who observes more than communicates, is a voracious reader, is widowed, has OCD, is a highly trained killer, and is dead … not in any supernatural way; but in his long-ago CIA days, things worked out better if it was presumed that he was killed in action. In a film thats as filled with tension as it is with unexpected plot turns, all you need to know is that Macs motivations are eventually fueled by anger, despair, and a need for retribution. Fuqua and Wenk have made a terrific follow-up to their previous film, featuring a good story being told, often with a minimum of words. It marks the first time Washington has reprised a role. If the resulting box office is big enough, he might want to do it again. Melissa CrawleyTake TwoŽ is on Thursdays at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC. [ABC] The Equalizer 2Written by Richard Wenk; directed by Antoine Fuqua With Denzel Washington, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, Orson Bean Rated R Mac (Denzel Washington) goes about serving up some justice. [COURTESY PHOTO/COLUMBIA PICTURES]By Ed SymkusMore Content NowBefore seeing this sequel to the 2008 musical Mamma Mia!Ž I dug up my review for the first one. It noted that the film was an assault on the senses,Ž that Amanda Seyfried is a bad little actress,Ž that Phyllida Lloyd is an unimaginative director,Ž and that Pierce Brosnan CANNOT SING.Ž So, on to the sequel. Its an assault on the senses, right from the big song and dance production of ABBAs When I Kissed the TeacherŽ and all the way through to the closing production of Super Trouper.Ž Amanda Seyfried, again in the lead role of Sophie, has, beyond her big eyes, very little screen presence. Writerdirector Ol Parker at least knows where to place his cameras and how to best spread out his one-liners, but hes saddled with some mundane and sometimes sloppy choreography from Anthony Van Laast. Pierce Brosnan has not taken any singing lessons, but thankfully his vocals are limited to just a couple of minutes. Speaking of limiting things, a glance at any of the films posters shows prominent placement of Meryl Streep, who previously starred as Donna, an American ex-pat on a small Greek island who slept around so much as a young woman, shes not sure which of three guys is her daughters father. No, this is not about moral judgments; its about false advertising. Meryl Streep is not a feature player in the sequel. Its made clear at the very start that Donna died a year earlier, and that she willed her little Greek hotel to her daughter Sophie. Aside from a couple of photos, Streep is not seen in the film till the 100-minute mark, as a spirit, singing My Love, My Life.Ž Mamma Mia!Ž worked as a jukebox musical, a fairly recent phenomenon that strings together the hits of one group or artist, and fashions a loose story around those songs. The first film had almost two dozen ABBA songs acting as a Greek chorus (in Greece!) to tell the story of Donna trying to figure out, years after the fact, if Sophies dad was Sam (Pierce Brosnan), Bill (Stellan Skarsgard), or Harry (Colin Firth). The deal this time is that the film jumps back and forth in time, telling in the present of how Sophie is reopening the hotel, and in the past of how young Donna (Lily James) came to live in Greece and how she hooked up with those three young guys (Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan, Hugh Skinner) for various one-nighters. Credit again goes to Ol Parker for keeping the back and forth transitions smooth, and for infusing them with some inventive edits. And cheers to Lily James for lighting up the film every time shes on camera. Of course, its the songs that make these two movies spin along. And while FernandoŽ and Super Trouper,Ž along with other titles including Dancing QueenŽ and WaterlooŽ get choice spots, the soundtrack is also loaded up with lesserŽ ABBA tunes. Sorry, but this ABBA fan has never heard of Why Did It Have to Be Me?Ž or Angel Eyes.Ž The casting of the younger actors taking on the parts of the older ones works well, and theres the nice touch of the past story mirroring the current one. We get funny dialogue thats delivered with good timing, and the costume design ranges from dazzling to silly. But beyond that, anyone expecting anything more than pure fluff from this film, is going to be disappointed.Only huge ABBA fans should Take a Chance on Mamma Mia sequelJessica Keenan Wynn, Lily James and Alexa Davies sing and dance up a storm. [COURTESY PHOTO/UNIVERSAL PICTURES] Mamma Mia! Here We Go AgainWritten and directed by Ol Parker With Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard, Colin Firth Rated PG-13




DEAR ABBY: I am tired of taking a backseat to my boyfriend's video game addiction. He comes home from work, sits on the couch and gets lost in his video games. It has gotten to the point where he barely speaks to me or even looks up from his game. I know he chats with a lot of people, both male and female, on these games. I suspect he has inappropriate conversations that he feels are harmless because he won't meet these people in person. Constantly being ignored is hurting my feelings. He never responds to my texts anymore because he's so busy on his game. I'm starting to feel resentful, lonely and very angry. Please advise me on what to do. -ANGRY IN OKLAHOMA DEAR ANGRY: Your boyfriend may or may not be a video game addict. If his conversations online are "inappropriate," he may be playing more than one kind of "game." If he feels that those conversations are harmless, he is mistaken because what he is doing isn't healthy for you or the relationship. My advice? Give him an ultimatum: Modify his behavior or else, and if he refuses, end the romance before he damages your self-esteem. Being ignored has been known to do that. Trust me. DEAR ABBY: We are having a struggle in our family, and I'm unsure how to handle it. Three years ago, our adult nephew, "Connor," underwent hormone therapy, counseling and transgender surgery. She is now our niece "Cathy." The transformation was successful, and Cathy is happier than we've ever seen her. We loved Connor, and nothing has changed in our relationship with Cathy. She has visited us numerous times, and we have reciprocated. The problem is Cathy's sister, "Amy." Amy has disowned Cathy. She says Connor "died to her" when he underwent the gender reassignment. Not only is it heartbreaking for the whole family, but I'm nding it increasingly difcult to maintain a relationship with Amy because of her rigid attitude. She boycotts family reunions and celebrations if Cathy will be present, even though family members have traveled from across the country to attend. Amy is now expecting a baby, and I'm not feeling very celebratory toward her. Please advise. -VERY SAD AUNT IN WISCONSIN DEAR AUNT: From what you have written, it appears that by distancing herself from Cathy, Amy is isolating herself from the family. I understand that you may not wish to attend her baby shower, but if you don't, it would be nice to send something for the child. Amy may come around one day, so keep the door open. DEAR ABBY: I am a female and my male friend, "Sam," is recently engaged to be married. I talk to him daily and invite him out to dinner sometimes. Sam's ancee, "Felicia," has expressed to both of us that she's uncomfortable with our relationship. She asked us to set "boundaries," but I feel Sam is my friend and friends shouldn't have boundaries. When I asked him out to dinner against her wishes, she became irate. Do you think I'm disrespecting their relationship? What should I do? -FOREVER FRIEND IN CHICAGO DEAR FRIEND: It is a mistake not to recognize that Sam's status has changed. If you value your friendship with him, you must start respecting the fact that he's now engaged and do as his ancee has requested -set some boundaries. If you cannot do that, you can kiss your friendship with Sam goodbye. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS Hurt turns to anger as video games consume boyfriend PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2018:This year your intuitive sense will guide you, even with some decisions that lend themselves to intellectual logic. Ultimately, you know which way to go. If you are single, you will just know when you meet Mr. or Ms. Right. This bond will have an innate intensity. If you are attached, the two of you seem unusually in sync. A trip or workshop you take together could be instrumental to your relationship. SCORPIO understands you nearly too well.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Try to avoid a grumpy moment or two in the morning. A spat might get you going, but it could ruin the other persons day. You see an unusual perspective when discussing a money matter. A loved one becomes unusually supportive. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You will want to defer to others, as it will be easier. A partner or loved one seems to know which way to go with several different issues. Irritation could come out when dealing with an authority gure. Choose your words with care. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) News that comes in from out of left eld could trigger you to be very direct when dealing with others. Though you might not be thrilled by this news, youll still respond in a positive way. What comes down the path appears to be better than you had thought. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Your creativity can ll in a lot of blanks. This quality also helps you to nd resolutions to problems. Others often are stunned by your ideas. A partner might respond as if he or she is on the warpath. Let this person work through his or her feelings. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You could nd yourself in a tizzy with way too much to do. Fatigue marks your actions. On top of you feeling less than great, a loved one could be explosive. Tread carefully. In the long run, a dispute is the last situation you want to deal with. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Defer certain tasks to others, knowing full well what they can handle. Youll do anything that requires precision. Open up to a fast change, as someone around you is determined to show off his or her skills. A loved one might inadvertently create uproar. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Youll want to juggle different interests. You could be sorely tempted to spend some money on your indulgences or on a loved one. Be more forthright when dealing with a possessive person. You might not appreciate his or her attitude. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Make and return calls. You will hear some news that might slow you down. You could feel blue for a while. Others gain a greater understanding of you. You feel lucky, and might be ready to take on a project or a risk. This attitude could affect your social life. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Be willing to back off and not continue a heated conversation that is likely to evolve into a rift. A disagreement might not be easy to mend. Use caution around mechanical items, as you could be accident-prone. Take news with a grain of salt. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Zero in on a goal that seems possible now. Friendship plays a signicant role in what is happening. Curb a tendency to go overboard. You might have good reason to celebrate. Still, recognize that there are consequences to your actions. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You could nd that you are angrier than you realize. You will see evidence of your feistiness in a conversation with a key person. Take charge of a professional matter. Someone might be watching you to see how you are performing. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Your sixth sense comes through for you, as you make an excellent decision that could affect your life in several ways. News comes in from a distance that might force you to rethink a recent conversation. Be careful if you feel frustrated. | Friday, July 20, 2018 C5TODAY IS FRIDAY, JULY 20, the 201st day of 2018. There are 164 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY: On July 20, 1944, an attempt by a group of German ocials to assassinate Adolf Hitler with a bomb failed as the explosion only wounded the Nazi leader. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for a fourth term of oce at the Democratic convention in Chicago. ON THIS DATE: In 1942 the rst detachment of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps later known as WACs began basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. The Legion of Merit was established by an Act of Congress. In 1954, the Geneva Accords divided Vietnam into northern and southern entities. In 1968, the rst International Special Olympics Summer Games, organized by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, were held at Soldier Field in Chicago. In 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the rst men to walk on the moon after reaching the surface in their Apollo 11 lunar module. In 1976, America's Viking 1 robot spacecraft made a successful, rst-ever landing on Mars. In 1982 Irish Republican Army bombs exploded in two London parks, killing eight British soldiers, along with seven horses belonging to the Queen's Household Cavalry.


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