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SPORTS | C1AREA TEAMS PUT IN WORK TO GET READY FOR FOOTBALL LOCAL & STATE | A3PLANS FOR JEEP AT MEMORIAL REJECTED DINE | B1TASTE THE HERITAGE AT AMERIKANOS IN THE VILLAGES @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Wednesday, July 25, 2018 75 ¢ Opinion .......................A7 Weather ......................A8 Dine .............................B1 Sports .........................C1 Diversions ...................C7 Comics ........................C6 Volume 142, Issue 206 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 Will ask museum not to display Confederate generalBy Tom McNifftommcniff@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ Lake County commissioners reversed their support for bringing a Confederate general statue to a local museum, telling an angry crowd of critics on Tuesday that they would ask the Lake County Historical Museum not to display the statue after all.The decision whether to bring the statue of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith to the Tavares museum ultimately rests with the His-torical Museum and not the County Commission. But faced with strong opposition from a largely African-Amer-ican crowd on Tuesday, most commissioners backtracked on their support.About two dozen people spoke against moving the statue here from the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C., where it has represented the state of Florida since 1922. The Florida Legislature decided to replace it with a statue of civil rights leader and educator Mary McLeod Bethune.In the past there was hatred, there was bigotry, there was all those things that Commission ends statue supportConfederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith was born in St. Augustine in 1824 and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1845. In 1861, he resigned from the Army and joined the Confederate forces. [COURTESY OF THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL] Leesburg o cials break ground on new Community CenterBy Tom McNifftom.mcniff@ dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ Leesburg city officials broke ground Tuesday on a new community center at Venetian Gardens, a hotly debated project that officials believe will be the centerpiece of a continu-ing, massive makeover of the scenic city complex overlook-ing Lake Harris.Several dozen community leaders turned out to help launch the project under gray skies. The effort will start with demolition of the existing Community Building in the next couple of weeks and then the new, 7,200-square-foot Groundbreaking dayMayor Dan Robuck III speaks on Tuesday at a ground-breaking ceremony for the new community center at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg. [PHOTOS BY WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] Of“ cials toss dirt on Tuesday at a ground-breaking ceremony for the new community center at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg. To all your neighbors and friends who may say something about this project, just simply tell them to wait three or four years before they complain or say something negative because I think its going to be the best thing to happen to Leesburg in a very long time.Ž „ City Commissioner John ChristianDeal would assist those hurt by trade tari sBy Ken Thomas and Paul WisemanThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The government announced a $12 billion plan Tuesday to assist farmers who have been hurt by President Donald Trumps trade disputes with China and other trading partners.The plan focuses on Midwest soybean producers and others targeted by retaliatory measures.The Agriculture Depart-ment said the proposal would include direct assistance for farmers, purchases of excess crops and trade promotion activities aimed at building new export markets. Officials said the plan would not require congressional approval and would come through the Commodity Credit Corporation, a wing of the department that addresses agricultural prices.This is a short-term solu-tion that will give President Trump and his administration U.S. announces billions to help farmersSee CENTER, A5 See TARIFFS, A5 See STATUE, A5By Mary Clare Jalonick and Christina A. CassidyThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Under pressure to show hes taking the threat of Russian interference seriously, President Donald Trump claimed with-out evidence Tuesday that Moscow will be fighting very hardŽ to help Democrats win in the 2018 midterm elections.Trump, who has offered mixed messages on Russian interference in U.S. elections „ at times even calling it a hoaxŽ „ acknowledged in a tweet that the midterms are a likely target.Im very concerned that Russia will be fighting very hard to have an impact on the upcoming Election,Ž Trump wrote. But he added they will be pushing very hard for the Democrats. They definitely dont want Trump!ŽThats despite Russian President Vladimir Putin saying outright last week, following the leaders summit President says Russia will favor Dems in electionSee ELECTION, 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. Monday, July 23 Fantasy 5: 6-7-11-29-35 Cash 4 Life: 4-13-25-27-58-4 Tuesday, July 24 Pick 5 Afternoon: 2-9-0-5-9 Evening: 9-8-0-0-3 Pick 4 Afternoon: 2-2-9-6 Evening: 5-0-8-0 Pick 3 Afternoon: 0-0-9 Evening: 1-2-0 Pick 2 Afternoon: 8-8 Evening: 4-2LOTTERY MADRIDTourist catamaran catches “ re, injures 5Emergency services say a catamaran carrying day-trip-ping tourists along the coast of northwestern Spain has caught fire, injuring five people.Authorities in the Galicia region say on their Twitter account that two people sus-tained serious burns and were airlifted to a hospital Tuesday. Three others are being treated at local hospitals.Spanish media say the boat was carrying 48 passengers and four crew members when it hit a smaller vessel and a blaze broke out. Some passen-gers reportedly jumped into the sea as the flames spread. DENVERMan sentenced to 18 months for plane bomb threatA 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 18 months in fed-eral prison for writing a false bomb threat while onboard a flight traveling from San Diego to Denver in 2017.Cameron Korth was sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty in April to providing false informa-tion and threats. He also will be on supervised release for three years after his prison sentence.Prosecutors dismissed another charge as part of the plea agreement.According to court records, Korth told flight attendants on the Jan. 16, 2017 United Airlines flight that he found a written bomb threat in the planes bathroom. The Associated PressIN BRIEF DATELINESKINSHASA, CONGOIn this photo taken May 31, Congolese health of“ cials prepare to disinfect people and buildings at the general referral hospital in Mbandaka, Congo. Congos Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga on Tuesday declared the end of the countrys latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus, after a 42-day observation period with no new con“ rmed cases recorded. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.White Nationalist Jason Kessler arrives at Federal court 45 minutes late for a hearing on his rally permit Tuesday in Charlottesville, Va. Kessler, an organizer of last summers deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia, has withdrawn his request for a court order allowing him to stage an event marking the rallys anniversary. [STEVE HELBER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Derek Gatopoulos and Elena BecatorosThe Associated PressRAFINA, Greece „ The death toll from Greeces deadliest wildfires in decades climbed to 74 Tuesday as rescue crews searched on land and sea for those who sought to escape the blazes that engulfed popular summer resort spots near Athens.The number of victims appeared set to go even higher, with crews checking charred homes and vehicles and the coast guard scouring beaches and deeper waters. There was no definitive count of the missing.Fueled by 50 mph winds that frequently changed direction, the fires „ one to the west of Athens near the town of Kineta and another to the northeast near the port of Rafina „ spread at speeds that surprised many, trapping hundreds on beaches and cut-ting off escape routes.All the casualties appeared to be from the fire near Rafina, a popular seaside area that is a mix of perma-nent residences and vacation homes. The blaze broke out Monday afternoon during a hot, dry spell but the cause was not immediately clear. Aerial photos showed charred swathes of forest and homes.Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declared three days of national mourning. Apart from the dead, which included children, hospitals treated 187 people, most for burns, with 10 listed in seri-ous condition.Although it had abated by Tuesday afternoon, the blaze was far from extinguished and more than 230 firefight-ers were still trying to put it out, helped by volunteers and water-dropping aircraft. Another five fires continued to burn, with flare-ups reported in the blaze near Kineta. Authorities ordered the evacuation of some com-munities as a preventive measure.Authorities urged the public to contact them about the missing. Many took to social media, posting photos and what was believed to be their last location before the fires hit.Twenty-six of the dead were found after dawn Tues-day, huddled in a compound near the sea in the community of Mati, the worst-hit area near Rafina, about 30 miles west of Athens.Red Cross rescuers said they appeared to be families or groups of friends because they were found hugging in groups of threes and fours.Hundreds of homes and cars were believed to have been burned. Many vehicles were found with the keys still in the ignition and doors open, a sign of the urgency with which their occupants sought to flee the flames. Narrow roads quickly became jammed, forcing many to try to escape on foot. The ferocity of the fire melted cars metal hub caps.Many ran to beaches, but even there the fire got so close and the smoke was so thick that dozens swam out to sea despite the rough weather.Coast guard and private boats picked up more than 700 survivors from beaches and the sea „ but also recovered six bodies.Wild res in Greece kill at least 74A Greek national ” ag ” utters over the charred remains of a burned-out car and house Tuesday in Mati, east of Athens. Twin wild“ res raging through popular seaside areas near the Greek capital have torched homes, cars and forests and killed at least 74 people, authorities said Tuesday, raising the death toll after rescue crews reported “ nding the bodies of more than 20 people huddled together near a beach. [THANASSIS STAVRAKIS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 3 | Wednesday, July 25, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS SORRENTOWitness: Woman shoved elderly woman to the groundA 20-year-old woman was charged with felony battery on a person older than 65 after a witness said she shoved an elderly woman, causing her to fall.Lake County sheriffs depu-ties called to Carnsoutie Road on Monday found the woman lying on a driveway. She said Alexis Lawson ran down the road.Lawson, according to the arrest report, said the old lady hit her in the face with a cane, so she pushed her.ŽThere was no sign of injury to her face, however.Lawson said she did not get along with the womans son. She said she was argu-ing with the son, then walked off when the elderly woman called her back to the house. Lawson claimed the woman got in her faceŽ and swung her cane at her. Thats when she pushed her, Lawson said. A witness told deputies the elderly woman did not hit Lawson with the cane, which she needs to help her walk. The woman could not get up off the driveway without help and was taken to the hospital.Deputies also arrested Colin A. Shull, 19, of Sorrento, and charged him with obstruction when he allegedly threatened to beat the elderly womans son for making the complaint.LAKE COUNTYStolen car chase comes to an end in Lake CountyAn Ocklawaha man being pursued on Monday by Marion County Sheriffs Office deputies crashed a stolen vehicle in Lake County and was arrested after he was found hiding under a patch of weeds in a pond.According to the MCSO report, a woman called 911 and reported that she and George Washington Clem-mons IV, 44, had an argument because she planned to end their relationship and he took her wallet, the keys to another vehicle she owns and got into her 2010 Toyota Prius and drove away.A deputy saw Clemmons driving the Toyota and tried to stop the car at Southeast 183rd Avenue Road and East State Road 40 but Clemmons kept driving. The deputy tried a PIT maneuver to stop the Prius but was not successful and the chase continued into Lake County.Lake County Sheriffs Office officials dispatched a helicopter, Marine Unit and K-9 deputies.Clemmons crashed the Prius at State Road 19 in a thickly wooded area around a pond and got out and ran. Officers soon found him hiding in the water under a patch of weeds.Clemmons was in possession of the womans wallet and keys to her second vehicle. He claimed she has allowed him to use the Toyota before but said she was mad at him, which is why she called 911. He told deputies he ran because he did not have a valid drivers license.Clemmons was booked at the Lake County Jail. He faces several charges, including grand theft auto.FORT LAUDERDALEMetal detectors to be used in school where 17 were killedStudents at Marjory Stone-man Douglas High School will no longer have to use see-through backpacks, but they will have to pass through metal detectors when they return to class in a few weeks.The Sun Sentinel reports that the school where 17 people were fatally shot on Valentines Day will be the first in Broward County to use metal detectors.Officials havent offered specifics on whether the stu-dents will walk through metal O cer accused of felony battery domestic violenceBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@ dailycommercial.comCLERMONT „ Clermont police have arrested one of their own and charged him with felony battery domes-tic violence by strangulation and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.Erwin Ramirezs wife told a detec-tive that on Saturday he came to her in the garage and demanded that she apologize for criticizing him about the way he was treat-ing their children. They had been arguing since Wednes-day, according to the arrest report.She said she was so fearful she got into the fetal position to protect herself. As the arguing continued during the day, she tried to leave but he wouldnt allow it or let her use her cellphone.She said he stood next to her while she was fixing a bottle for the baby and he demanded that she fix things.Ž She replied that she didnt know what he wanted her to say.She said he grabbed a knife and grabbed her armŽ and began saying, Tell me why I shouldnt kill you.ŽShe said she went into another room and lay down on a futon covering her head and grabbing her knees until she apologized.He then said that he should kill her and pried her hands away from her face and began strangling her. He was choking me so hard I felt my eyes bulging out of my head and I was unable to breathe.ŽAt one point, she said he Clermont cop charged in attackRamirez By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@ dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ Lake County Sheriffs deputies have arrested three people in an armed home invasion robbery and on several other charges.A man called the sheriffs office at 11:43 p.m. Monday to say he was out-side walking his dog when the dog started growling. As he was trying to get the dog back into his home, he said he was struck from behind by a hard object.He said he turned slightly and saw a man rushing toward him. He described him as black, about 5-foot7, bald with a full beard, facial tattoos, and wearing a white shirt. He was not able to describe another man involved, other than that he was black and wearing a dark shirt. He said he stumbled into the house, and both men came inside and pointed firearms at him. The man wearing the white shirt stuck a gun in his face and demanded to know where the jewelry was located. The victim held up his wallet containing credit cards and $1,300 cash. He also surrendered a gold necklace worth $1,200.They also took a watch from his back pocket and threatened to kidnap him if he didn't give them the titles to his vehicles, according to the report.He said the men ran across his yard, got into a car and drove westward down Lakev-iew Street until they got to Haines Creek Road. A sheriffs deputy saw the car on 3 arrested in armed home invasionLewis Dawkins Cannon City shoots down plan for jeep at Veterans ParkBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@ dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ Mountains, mud and deserts could not stop Army jeeps in World War II, but a vet-eran and a fan of the fabled vehicle lost a fight Monday against a different kind of foe „ City Hall.City commissioners, who have gone along with adding a Vietnam War Huey helicopter and granite monuments to Veterans Park, said no to adding the jeep donated by Don Van Beck.I whole-heartedly love and support our service men and women,Ž said Commissioner Jay Hurley. I even went along with the helicopter, and I have no problem with the stone monuments. But when you start adding a tank, an airplane and a submarine stuck halfway in the dirt ƒŽAt 90, Van Beck has been the spark plug in recent years for raising money, erecting monuments and getting permission to have the restored helicopter hovering over the park on a pedestal. But when he told commissioners he wanted to add the other vehicles the idea got a chilly a reception, though not as cold as the one Van Beck got in the wintertime during the Korean War. He also served in World War II.Commissioners have been worried about main-tenance, upkeep, vandals and liability.Look what happened to the train,Ž Hurley said, of a faded locomotive that sat in Herlong Park for years. It took a while, but a few years ago the city got someone to take the engine away.Whats going to happen when the paint starts to chip, theres bird droppings on it and the tires go flat,Ž he said. That is disrespectful.ŽMayor Dan Robuck III said he was OK with the idea, despite concerns about upkeep. Van Beck has said that the local AMVETS chapter has been given money to take care of the equipment.I was willing to give Mr. Van Beck the benefit of the doubt,Ž Robuck said. He has done everything Hitting the brakesWorld War II and Vietnam Veteran Don Van Beck sits in an U.S. Army Jeep he wants to add to Veterans Memorial Park in Leesburg. [FRANK STANFIELD/DAILY COMMERCIAL] People gather around the Huey helicopter memorial at Veterans Memorial Park in Leesburg. The project was led by World War II and Korean War veteran Don Van Beck. [CINDY SHARP / CORRESPONDENT] By Deborah StrangeGatehouse MediaGAINESVILLE „ The University of Florida used to have a hands-off approach to Cannabis sativa, the plant cultivated for recreational and medi-cal marijuana.But the Florida Legislature changed that last year, when it authorized state land-grant universities (UF and Florida A&M) to begin researching industrial hemp, another product of the plant.Next month, UF will host three workshops for those interested in hemp, whether it be future grow-ers or those who want to be a part of the industry when it begins to grow.What we need to engage in is a multi-level educational engagement,Ž said Rob Gilbert, chairman of the agronomy department at UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.UF/IFAS is researching After years of steering clear, UF to study hempHemp plants in a “ eld at the University of Virginia Wise in Wise, Va. [AP FILE PHOTO] See HEMP, A4 See INVASION, A4 See RAMIREZ, A4 See JEEP, A4 See BRIEFS, A4


A4 Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | Herbert William HillebrennerHerbert William Hillebrenner, 92, of Leesburg, died Sunday July 22, 2018. Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL Mary Alice Clark MimiŽ Williams, Homosassa, Florida August 30, 1939 … July 16, 2018, age 78, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 16, 2018. Alice loved her family and was a wonderful, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her beautiful smile, lovely eyes and loving heart will be remembered by many. She was very proud to have worked for the Lake County (Florida) Sheriffs Department where she retired after 30 years. Alice leaves a legacy of warmth, wit, and wisdom with everyone who knew her and she will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Tommy E. GeneŽ Williams; her daughter, Alene Williams Robbins (Joe); and two grandsons, Trey Robbins and Joshua Robbins. Alice was predeceased by her son, Bryan Lee Williams; her parents, Albert S. Clark and Anna Clark; her twin sister, Ann Ferran Pemble; and two brothers, Lucious Clark and J.N. Clark. A memorial service for Alice will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Life Community Church, 2910 Dillard Road, Eustis, Florida. In lieu of ”owers, please consider making a donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, North and Central Florida Chapter, 341 N. Maitland Ave. North, Suite 100, Maitland, FL 32751, nc”. Please visit www. southernheritagefunerals. com to post your written tributes. Mary Alice Clark Williams Helmuth Ceras, 75, of Leesburg FL. died Tuesday July 17, 2018 at Leesburg Regional Hospital. He was born in Germany July 17, 1943 and was a sheet metal construction worker. He enjoyed being with his family and watching sports. He is predeceased by his wife Joan and survived by his daughter, Debra Meadows; son, Brian Ceras; brothers, Vincent and Gus Ceras; sisters, Irene Sikorski and Donna Escher; four grandchildren, Kristen, Kevin, Hailey and Brooks and one great grandchild, Maddyn. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 Saturday July 28th at Beyers Funeral Home in Leesburg with John Blake of“ciating. Helmuth Ceras Funeral Servicesdetectors or be scanned with portable wands. Spokeswoman Nadine Drew says the district is still trying to determine the best way to get 3,200 students through the detectors each morning without creating long lines.Former student Nikolas Cruz has been jailed on 17 counts of firstdegree murder since the shooting. BRIEFSFrom Page A3 industrial hemp and focusing on three things: hemp varieties that grow across Florida, the devel-opment of management practices and ways to mitigate the risk of hemp posing an invasive threat to state agricultural crops.Because Cannabis sativa is classified by the federal government as a schedule 1 drug, IFAS must ensure its project meets all regulations. For example, hemp plants must have less than 0.3 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive chemi-cal compound in cannabis that creates a high when ingested.UF isnt allowed to study medical marijuana, although one of the uses of industrial hemp is extract-ing the part of cannabis that can help joint pain.Its the most highly regulated crop Ive ever dealt with,Ž said Gilbert, whos been an agronomy researcher for almost 20 years.Researching hemp, he said, is a high-risk, high-reward project.Ž The work-shops are a way to educate the community about hemp and overcome any cultural taboos it has as a relative of marijuana.IFAS plans to begin growing hemp in Homestead this fall or winter. It plans to start growing hemp in Gainesville and Tallahassee afterward.Hemp will be grown only on university property for liability reasons, Gilbert said. Researchers have two years from when hemp is grown in a locationto study it.Industrial hemp, Gilbert said, can be used in fibers and chemical extraction. The cannabidiol oil that comes from hemp can soothephysical pains.Hemp research opens opportunities in Florida for creating a hemp indus-try, he said, which could bolster the state economy.This is whats so inter-esting, the opportunity to start an industry from scratch,Ž he said.But hemp hasnt been grown in Florida since World War II, Gilbert said, so its natural and economic viability hasnt been heavily researched.A crop is very promis-ing the less we know about it,Ž Gilbert said.The closest of the three upcoming workshops will be held Aug. 10 at UF's Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra. The daylong workshop costs $10 and participants may register online: HEMPFrom Page A3he said he would do and more, including raising money for the park.ŽThe question was referred to the citys rec-reation advisory board. That board gave its approval on July 10 if Van Beck could get permission to move a tree donated by an international friendship group marking the end of the Vietnam War.Van Beck could not be reached for comment Tuesday.The jeep has been pur-chased. Commissioner Elise Dennison warned him to get permission from the city first.At an earlier meeting, when commissioners referred the matter to the advisory board, Van Beck was clearly frustrated.Unbelievable,Ž he said. JEEPFrom Page A3 Gilbert quit choking her and real-ized he was leaving marks on her neck.He got a crazed look on his face and said, Its too late. I have to kill you now.ŽShe said he began pacing around the room, taking off his gun belt and uniform shirt.She again got on her knees and begged him not to kill her.She said over the past nine years he has kicked her, thrown her, pulled and ripped out her hair and spit on her. He has threatened her with guns, hammers and knives. Several years ago, she said he fired a gun in the house to frighten her.Ramirez has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation. He was hired in February of 2007 and is a road patrol supervisor.Police officers are held to very high standards and its an unfortunate event and very disheartening whenever a police officer is charged criminally,Ž said Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway. This arrest is in no way indica-tive of the fine men and women of the Clermont Police Department who commit their lives to ser-vice, building community trust, and day in and day out earn the title of the finest professionals.ŽRamirez, who was arrested on Sunday, was held without bond until first appearance. Police asked for the following conditions when he is released on bond: No con-tact with his wife, visits with his children are to be supervised and that he is not to have any firearms. RAMIREZFrom Page A3 When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language. J ohn Donne By Rob Gillies The Associated PressTORONTO „ Canadian investigators said Tuesday there was no link to national securityŽ in the mass shooting that killed two people and wounded 13 as they continued to probe the life of the 29-year-old gunman for clues to what prompted the rampage that targeted diners at restaurants and cafes in a popular Toronto neighborhood.The alleged assailant, Faisal Hussain, died after an exchange of gunfire with police. His family has said he suffered from lifelong severe mental health challengesŽ but they never imagined he would do such a thing. It was not immediately clear whether he took his own life or was killed by police during the attack Sunday night.At this stage, based on the state of the investigation, which is led by the Toronto police service, there is no connection between that individual and national security,Ž Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said.The mass shooting in Torontos Greektown neighborhood stunned people in a normally safe city, already unsettled by an attack just three months ago when a man used a van to plow over pedestrians on a downtown sidewalk, kill-ing 10 people and injuring 14 in an attack apparently aimed at women.Hussains family issued a statement saying their son had a long history of psychosis and depression and had not responded to numerous treatment approaches, including therapy and medication.While we did our best to seek help for him through-out his life of struggle and pain, we could never imag-ine that this would be his devastating and destruc-tive end,Ž the family said. Our hearts are in pieces for the victims and for our city as we all come to grips with this terrible tragedy. We will mourn those who were lost for the rest of our lives.ŽInvestigators searched the low-income apart-ment that Hussain shared with his parents and siblings on Thorncliffe Park Drive in the eastern part of the city, and removed boxes of potential evidence overnight. An autopsy on Hussain was expected Tuesday.Where Hussain got his handgun remains unknown.Canada overhauled its gun-control laws after the countrys worst mass shooting in 1989, when gunman Marc Lepine killed 14 women and him-self at Montreals Ecole Polytechnique college. It is now illegal to possess an unregistered handgun or any kind of rapid-fire weapon. Canada also requires training, a per-sonal risk assessment, two references, spousal notifi-cation and criminal record checks.Toronto o cials: No link to national security in rampageFountain Lake Drive and followed the car to Wal-greens at U.S. Highway 441 and County Road 473, where he stopped the vehicle.Inside the car was Steffan J. Lewis, 24, of Lady Lake, Jaylen T. Dawkins, 23, of Mount Dora, and Myriesha A. Cannon, 20, of Eustis. She was driving the vehi-cle and Dawkins was in the front passenger seat. A watch matching the description given by the robbery victim was on the floorboard.Two handguns were in the glove box, along with 61 oxycodone pills, 16 amphetamine pills, two ecstasy pills, and less than 20 grams of marijuana. A gold chain was found on Lewis, as well as $1,405 in cash.Dawkins was carrying four $100 bills, and Cannon was carrying three $20 bills.Lewis and Dawkins are convicted felons, accord-ing to the arrest report.The serial number on one of the handguns was filed off.The victim was brought to the drug store, where he identified Lewis and Dawkins.All three were arrested and charged with home invasion with a fire-arm, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, grand theft, possession of oxycodone and Xanax without a prescription, possession of ecstasy and amphetamine and less than 20 grams of marijuana. INVASIONFrom Page A3

PAGE 5 | Wednesday, July 25, 2018 A5replacement will begin coming out of the ground near Dixie Avenue. At completion on July 4, 2019, it will feature a ballroom, kitchen and meeting rooms and large windows overlooking Martin Luther King Jr. Island. Evergreen Con-struction will handle the work.Leesburg City Manager Al Minner said the project is a critical piece of the City Commissions long-range master plan.Number one was to ensure that Leesburg was a great place to live,Ž Minner said of the commissions priorities. Quality of life issues was a big issue for the city and continues to be.ŽMinner lauded the commission for tack-ling the new Community Center fiscally wisely.ŽMany times, com-munities open up things like this, they just punch their credit cards, and today Im really proud to have a ceremony like this to tell you that we are building about an $8 million facility, and its already paid for,Ž he said.Leesburg Mayor Dan Robuck called it a first-class facility everybody can be proud of.ŽAnd City Commissioner John Christian, acknowledging that the city has gotten pushback from some residents over the plan, said he was optimistic the com-munity will embrace the final product.To all your neighbors and friends who may say something about this project, just simply tell them to wait three or four years before they complain or say some-thing negative because I think its going to be the best thing to happen to Leesburg in a very long time,Ž Christian said. CENTERFrom Page A1were divisive in nature,Ž Reginald Green told com-missioners. And when we see those things brought back to the surface, you as a commission do not represent those things. You represent the people and the people are here today to say that this is not what we want. We will not go back, we will not remember those things and perpetuate the things of the past.ŽTavares pastor Lilly Brown was not swayed by characterizations of the statue as a historic artifact.Because if that is allowed, I could imagine other things coming in that are called history,Ž she said. I could imagine that putting on a white sheet and a hood and displaying it and calling it history. I could imagine getting a tree and a noose, a rope, hanging it on a tree, and putting on that tree a black man or a woman or a child and calling it his-tory. So I stand representing our race asking you, please, whatever you can do, do not allow that statue to enter into our county seat.ŽWhen the speakers had finished, each of the five commissioners addressed the crowd, all acknowl-edging that they long been privy to Museum Curator Bobby Greniers plans to compete for the statue and that they had supported the idea.We didnt have other input at that time,Ž Com-missioner Wendy Breeden said. And so while I sup-ported (Grenier) in his efforts, at this point I feel like I hope the Historical Society will make a different decision because Im not sure its right for our county.ŽCommissioner Sean Parks and Chairman Tim Sullivan agreed.Commissioner Leslie Campione defended the statue as an important historical piece.History hurts because mankind has done awful things throughout history to one another,Ž she said. Its just the reality of history. And thats where these important lessons come from, by not burying or deleting history. Its just there, and hopefully we learn from this history.ŽBut while she believes the monument has historical value, she backed off her support for moving it here.Its the fact that if it hurts, and if it divides us apart, thats the only thing I find compelling about this entire discussion, and I dont want to be a part of that,Ž she said.Only Commissioner Josh Blake stuck by his support for bringing the statue to Tavares. Blake compared it to the Roman Coliseum, where thousands of Christians were slaughtered for sport under the evil Emperor Nero.But under no circum-stances would I advocate closing down the Roman Coliseum because of that hurtful history. If they bulldoze the Coliseum and wipe that off the face of the earth, that does noth-ing but cause people to forget what is possible,Ž Blake said. Human beings can be depraved creatures and I think its important for us to remember the possibility of that human depravity.ŽIn the end, Chairman Sullivan assured the crowd that the commission would tell the Historical Museum that there is no longer a want or desire to bring this statue to Lake County.Ž STATUEFrom Page A1Bob Grenier, curator of the Lake County History Museum, motions to a display describing the Confederate veterans of Lake County. The museum is set to display a cont roversial statue of a Confederate general. [TOM MCNIFF / DAILY COMMERCIAL] the time to work on long-term trade deals,Ž said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.Officials said the direct payments could help producers of soybeans, which have been hit hard by the Trump tariffs, along with sorghum, corn, wheat, cotton, dairy and farmers raising hogs. The food pur-chased from farmers would include some types of fruit, nuts, rice, legumes, dairy, beef and pork, officials said.In Kansas City, meanwhile, Trump told a veterans convention that he was trying to renegotiate trade agreements that he said have hurt American workers, and he asked for patience ahead of key talks.Were making tremen-dous progress. Theyre all coming. They dont want to have those tariffs put on them,Ž Trump told the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention. Were opening up markets. You watch whats going to happen. Just be a little patient.ŽAgriculture officials said the payments couldnt be calculated until after harvests come in. Brad Karmen, the USDAs assistant deputy administrator for farm programs, noted that the wheat harvest is already i n, so wheat farmers could get payments sooner than other growers.But officials said soybeans were likely to be the largest sector affected by the programs.Trump declared earlier Tuesday that Tariffs are the greatest!Ž and threatened to impose additional penalties on U.S. trading partners as he prepared for negotiations with European officials at the White House. TARIFFSFrom Page A1 in Helsinki, that he wanted Trump to win in 2016. U.S. intelligence agencies also have determined that Russia interfered in the election to help him win, and the agencies have warned there are ominous signs of more cyberattacks to come.At Tuesdays hearing, Christopher Krebs of the Homeland Security Department said the intelligence community has observed continued malign influence operationsŽ into 2018, though they do not appear to be an effort at the same scope or scaleŽ as in 2016.As Trump tweeted on Tuesday, House Republicans held a hearing on election security in which lawmakers „ even some of Trumps clos-est GOP allies „ strongly criticized Russian interference and pointed to an indictment this month of 12 Russian intelligence officers. The indictment alleges that the Russians broke into Democratic email accounts and tried to penetrate state election systems.House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy noted that the indictment said there is no evidence the vote count was affected, but that was not likely for a lack of trying.Ž Republican Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina criticized Trump directly.Unfortunately, the presidents recent comments at the U.S.-Russia summit in Helsinki failed to hold Putin accountable for his attacks on our coun-trys interests and deter him from future indiscretions,Ž she said.Other Republicans were careful to draw a line and not directly disagree with the president.I dont think anyone here denies the fact that Russia attempted to meddle in the elections,Ž said Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga. The issue of meddling is one thing, the issue of the president colluding is another and that is indeed a witch hunt.ŽDemocrats said Republi-cans havent done enough to keep the vote secure this fall. They asked for more questioning, more docu-ments and more money for states to secure their elec-tion infrastructure.We need all of our Republican colleagues to conduct oversight „ not just use strong words,Ž said Maryland Rep. Elijah Cum-mings, the top Democrat on the House oversight panel. ELECTIONFrom Page A1 WWW.DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM


A6 Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Claudia LauerThe Associated PressBill Cosby should be classified as a sexually vio-lent predator, according to an evaluation by Pennsyl-vanias Sexual Offenders Assessment Board.The district attorneys office that prosecuted Cosby asked a judge in a filing Tuesday to schedule a hearing on whether to accept the recommendation. No date was immediately set.We will see them in court,Ž responded Andrew Wyatt, Cosbys spokesman.The 81-year-old comedian was convicted April 26 of aggravated indecent assault. He was accused of drugging and assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his home near Philadelphia in 2004.The weekslong retrial in suburban Philadelphia included testimony from five other women who were among dozens who have stepped forward to accuse Cosby of similar sexual misconduct.The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, as Constand has done.The former TV star once known as Americas DadŽ for his portrayal of kindly Dr. Cliff Huxtable on his NBC hit The Cosby ShowŽ is now confined to his home awaiting sentencing which is scheduled for Sept. 24. He faces up to 10 years in prison. His representatives have said he plans to appeal.Superior Court Judge Steven ONeill, who presided at the trial, ordered him to be outfitted with a GPS monitoring bracelet and required him to seek permission to leave home, and only then to visit with lawyers or go to the doctor.The report by the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board, which examined 14 different criteria, is not public. Copies are given to the prosecutor, defense attorney and court before the hearing and the boards assessor will likely testify about how she made the recommendation.State law already requires Cosby to register as a sex offender because of the nature of the charge of which he was con-victed. The sexually violent predator classification would require increased treatment in prison and increased notification of neighbors upon release.A person deemed a predator is subject to life-time, at least monthly, mandatory sex offender counseling with a treatment provider approved by the state board.Under Pennsylvania law, a sexually violent predator is defined as a person who has a mental abnormality or personal-ity disorder that makes the person likely to engage in predatory sexually vio-lent offenses.Board recommends Bill Cosby to be labeled a sexually violent predatorBill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., during his April trial. A representative from the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board has issued an assessment recommending that Bill Cosby be classi“ ed as a sexually violent predator. [MATT SLOCUM/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Tassanee VejpongsaThe Associated PressMAE SAI, Thailand „ The young soccer team-mates and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave in northern Thailand had their heads shaved in a ceremony Tuesday as they prepared to be ordained as Buddhist novices and monks.Eleven of the 12 boys and their coach prayed to ancient relics and offered drinks and desserts in gilded bowls to spirits at a Buddhist temple. The 12th team member who was trapped in the cave didnt take part because he isnt Buddhist.The boys, whose ages range from 11 to 16, will be ordained to become Buddhist novices in a cer-emony on Wednesday, while the 25-year-old coach will be ordained as a monk, said Parchon Pratsakul, the governor of Chiang Rai province.Wednesdays ordainment ceremony will take place at another temple on a Chiang Rai mountaintop before the group returns to reside for more than a week at the Wat Pha That Doi Wao temple near Thailands northern border with Myanmar. That temple is close to the groups homes, making it easier for friends and rela-tives to visit.This temple will be where they will reside after the ordination and I hope they will find peace, strength and wisdom from practicing Buddhas teaching,Ž said the temples acting abbot, Phra Khru Prayutjetiyanukarn.Buddhist males in Thailand are traditionally expected to enter the monkhood, often as novices, at some point in their lives to show gratitude, often toward their parents for raising them. Its believed that once a person is ordained they gain merit that is also extended to their parents.Ordinations are sup-posed to give us peace of mind,Ž said Sangiemjit Wongsukchan, the mother of Ekarat Wong-sukchan, 14, one of the boys who was trapped in the cave. We can only do this for nine days because then he will have to go back to study and prepare for exams. Back to his normal life.ŽPraphun Khomjoi, chief of Chiang Rais Buddhism office, said the 12 to be ordained will dedicate their merit-generating act of entering the monkhood to a volunteer diver and former Thai navy SEAL, Samarn Gunan, who died while diving during a mission to supply the cave with oxygen tanks essential to helping the boys escape.Thai boys prepare to be novice monksSoccer coach Ekkapol Chantawong, left, and teammates who were rescued last week from a ” ooded cave have their heads shaved in a traditional Buddhist ceremony Tuesday in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. [SAKCHAI LALIT/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 7 | Wednesday, July 25, 2018 A7 Voting process is both simple and complicatedThe 2018 election season enters a new phase this week when absentee ballots will be placed in the mail to those who have requested them from their county supervisor of elections. It begins a voting process that is both simple and complicated „ and takes more than a month to complete. The next key date is July 30, which is the last day to register to vote in the primary election that concludes with voting at the polls Aug. 28. If you aren't registered already and aren't registered by the deadline, you can't vote in the primary election by mail or in person. Period. To find out how to register in Lake County, or to request an absentee ballot, contact your county elections supervisor at at 1898 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares or call 352-343-9734 In most cases, primary elections will be partisan. Florida generally has "closed primaries," meaning that only Democrats can vote in Democratic primaries and only Republicans can cast ballots in GOP primaries. One exception: If all the candidates are running as members of the same party, the primary is open to all eligible voters. Another exception involves school boards; those elections are nonpartisan. There will be nonpartisan primaries for three seat on the school boards in both Manatee and Sarasota counties (a majority of the five seats on each board is up for grabs). A large number of offices, up and down the ballot, will be the subject of primary elections. At the federal level, Gov. Rick Scott will face nominal opposition in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, setting up a donnybrook in the general election against Democrat Bill Nelson, who currently holds the position. There will also be Republican and Democratic primaries in U.S. House Districts 6, 11 and 15 representing Lake County. Competitive Democratic and Republican races for Florida governor will be on primary ballots; the same goes for state attorney general and agriculture commissioner. (The chief financial officer will be chosen in the general election). Florida is one of the few states that elects not only its governor but its Cabinet. Voting in those contests will be statewide. In Lake County, there will be Republican primaries for Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Commission District 2, School Board Districts 1 and 5. And, importantly, voters in August will be asked to decided on a an additional tax levy to help pay for school security in Lake County. Voters will also decide which Republican moves on to face incumbent Senator Bill Nelson in the all-important U.S. Senate race, where the GOP holds a razor-thin 51-49 majority. So as you can see, this primary will decide important races and issues. The future of education locally will be molded, in part, by what voters decided in the primary. As with hurricane season, now is the time for conscientious voters to start their preparations.OUR OPINIONStart the election season preparations ANOTHER OPINION By Joanne CleaverAmid the hailstorm of lies, denials, do-overs and comb-overs, it can be difficult to suss out any residual good that the Trump presidency is showering on beleaguered Americans. Like a late-night snacker foraging in the refrigerator for an overlooked carton of takeout fried rice, I have read between the headlines to excavate a few silver linings. In no particular order, here are four presidential gifts that are making all of us greater Americans. Civics! Were getting a crash course in how government works, and this will make most of us better citizens and voters. Snooze through your high school class on the powers of the executive branch? Not to worry, were all playing catch-up as we yell back at the television after every sweep of the executive pen, Wait, wait, can he do that?Ž Maybe yes, maybe no, but time and again, we scramble to find out. As the next national election gears up, we will be better informed about the scope of the executive branch. When a candidate makes a promise, well know whether he or she can actually deliver, and if so, what it will take in terms of executive power, congressional finesse or judicial shenanigans. Were so much smarter now about how our country works! Popular culture! How is the The Manchurian CandidateŽ still a cultural touchpoint? The book was published in 1959, the good old days when people worked out all their differences at the drive-in by sharing burgers and fries. But now, the idea of an unwitting puppet who is remotely controlled by nefarious foreign powers is strangely relevant. I think we can all agree that our president has made nostalgia great again! Vocabulary building! Quick quiz: What does treason really mean? Whats a quisling? If a sentence is structured so that double negatives result in a positive, whats the net result of a triple negative? Theres nothing like a bad example to bring out the suppressed third-grade grammar teacher lurking within us all. As we rapidly master new terms to describe the train wreck unfolding in the White House, we are becoming walking dictionaries. Its like studying for the ACT all over again, but with higher stakes. Executive time! My personal favorite! Like kings of old, our president wields his smartphone scepter from the comfort of his comforter. Pajamas rule, which is why the day is best started in bed, propped on pillows, reading the news, guzzling Diet Coke and tweeting away. In this, the president exhibits true leadership, and I am happy to serve as an ambassador for the tradition and culture of executive time.Ž I now start most days in 600-thread-count luxury, reading the news, scrolling through my social feeds and managing email from bed. Ill know Im truly honoring this example of sacrificial leadership when I dont have to get dressed until noon. Joanne Cleaver is a communication consultant who lives near Traverse City, Mich.ANOTHER OPINIONFour ways America is greater, and you are welcome OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comThe Impeach Trump bandwagon got underway as soon as he was elected, but Ive never climbed on board. His election surprised us. Donald Trump did not talk or act like a traditional president. In fact, a significant part of Trumps appeal to his supporters was just how unlike a president he could be during the campaign. Many Americans wanted a president who would shake things up,Ž and their wish has been granted. And even though the election was much closer than Trump likes to imagine, the will of the voters must be respected. Bad policy in itself „ that is, policy with which I disagree „ or a crude, disrespectful occupant of the White House isnt enough to justify impeachment. Besides, given the makeup of the House and Senate, the constitutional remedy of impeachment was never a political possibility. People like me, who thought that America made a bad choice for president, just have to get used to the idea and hope for the best. Now Im not so sure. Things have gotten serious in the last couple of weeks. Trumps alienation of the countries that have stood with us since World War II to support and promote the principle of free, open, tolerant, democratic and law-based societies has done real damage to global culture. Soon that damage may become irreparable. On the other hand, Trumps unfathomable toleration „ and sometimes apparent preference „ for autocratic, strong-man governance by force, subterfuge and, sometimes, torture and murder has undermined our most essential American aspiration: a free society based on the democratic rule of the majority, the protection of the minority and the rule of law. Nothing could affirm our allegiance to these values „ to the world and to ourselves „ more clearly than the constitutional remedy of the impeachment of the man who seems bent on destroying them. Sometimes we just have to say weve made a mistake. But impeachment is a drastic, divisive solution and, in our current political climate, its still highly unlikely. Trump continues to enjoy apparently unshakeable support among his base and very strong support „ upwards of 90 percent „ among Republicans in general. A better solution is in the voting booth, and thus the November election looms large. Democrats are working hard to change the game, but Republicans are essential to putting America back on course. From the beginning, a shorthand version of our political history is aptly depicted as the tension between loyal Americans who prefer that the greater share of the power reside in the states and those who prefer that it reside in the federal government. My preference is for the latter. I believe that some problems and issues can be solved only by central governance. For example, our national defense, the civil rights of all Americans, trade policy and, in the modern era, climate change are issues that demand national solutions. But some things are best done locally, and the conservative element that pulls us back toward the center is essential to the health of our nation. In short, Id side more with Washington and Adams, who pulled in one direction, than with Jefferson and Madison, who pulled in the other. But whatever their differences our first four presidents were true to a goal that became clearer and more concrete as our political history developed: a genuinely exceptional nation devoted to freedom, tolerance and the democratic rule of law. What is happening now, however, has moved into an entirely new realm. Our best hope is that all Americans, Republicans, Democrats and independents, will recommit to our nations essential goals. Some Republicans have responded negatively to Trumps fawning performance with Russias President Putin last week: John McCain, Ben Sasse, Bob Corker, Jeff Flake and others. Even House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have objected. But more Republicans must commit their strong conservative voices to our unique national goals. A congressional check and electoral check on Trump are much preferable to impeachment. But such checks can be achieved only with Republican support. Their role cannot be overstated: Nothing less than our grand republic is at stake. John M. Crisp, an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service, lives in Georgetown, Texas, and can be reached at OPINIONOnly Republicans can rescue our republic John Crisp


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PAGE 9 | Wednesday, July 25, 2018 B1A few weeks ago in my summer cookbook series at the Leesburg Public Library, we discussed easy ways to make a meal in 15 minutes or less, and we also studied the concepts of the McDougall Diet, or shall I say, the McDougall lifestyle. Dr. John McDougall and his wife, Mary, wrote a cookbook to show us just how simple and delicious this type of lifestyle can be. McDougall observed early in his career as a physician that eating a plant-based diet was the key to longevity. He noticed a correlation among the different generations of families that worked on the sugar cane plantation where he served as the community doctor. What he observed was living proof. McDougall observed that the older generation of workers were healthier than their descendants. While the children who ate an Americanized diet were suffering from chronic illnesses and disease, ROAMING GOURMETFill your life with more tasty vegetables Ze CarterI believe in the complete food pyramid, but I also believe that for some people to overcome many chronic conditions and diseases, the “ rst line of defense is their diet,Ž writes columnist Ze Carter. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] By Linda FloreaCorrespondentLADY LAKE „ Fresh food, fun and family are the building blocks of the family-owned and operated Amerikanos Grille at Spanish Springs Square in The Villages.The restaurant, 988 Del Mar Dr., Suite 108, features a Med-iterranean/American menu that offers a number of unique dining options fueled by the Suleiman family history.As soon as we came into The Villages, we said this is where we want to be,Ž said managing partner Joseph Suleiman. We like the lifestyle, we like the people and we want to be a part of it.ŽThe business, openedabout 2 years ago, is run by broth-ers Joseph and David Suleiman and their uncle, Sal Suleiman. They all have restaurant expe-rience, working with other family-owned restaurants in the Midwest and Northeast.Weve always had a passion for the restaurant business,Ž Joseph Suleiman said. We all come from dif-ferent backgrounds. Uncle Sal comes from the food industry, Ive been in banking, and my brother has been in market-ing. We all have something at we bring to the team to make it a very successful business.ŽTheir backgrounds influence the menu. The burgers and potatoes are similar to dishes they offered at other restaurants, while the Mediterranean influence comes from their great-grandmothers recipes.Amerikanos is open for lunch and dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.The restaurant seats about 50 inside and 120 outside in a temperature-controlled patio equipped with misters to ease the summer heat and heaters to lessen the winter chill. Live entertainment is on the patio from 2 to 5 p.m. daily.Start with appetizers such as saganaki flaming cheese or potato wedges. Make a meal with an assortment of salads, including a traditional Greek or salmon salad.Theres a wide variety of sandwiches as well, such as fish, gyro, hamburger and lamb burger. Potatoes become a meal topped with steak, chicken, gyro or broccoli and Taste the heritage at Amerikanos GrilleMediterranean, American menu o ers uncommon dining experienceFrom left, chef Flint Manning, business partners Sal Suleiman and Joseph Suleiman and chef Jonathan Stemeky. [LINDA FLOREA/CORRESPONDENT] The Gyro features authentic meat, onions, ripe tomatoes, olives and lettuce on pita bread. Its served with homemade Tzatziki sauce. [LINDA FLOREA/CORRESPONDENT] Baklava Cheesecake features a phyllo dough crust and is topped with honey and walnuts. [LINDA FLOREA/CORRESPONDENT] MUSHROOMSTRENDY AND GOOD FOR YOUMushrooms are having a moment „ popping up across food trend lists nationwide. This year, expect to see them incorporated into more products and meals. Full of B vitamins, copper, potassium and ribo avin „ a vitamin that plays an important role in the nervous system „ mushrooms are low in calories, fatfree, cholesterolfree, gluten-free and low in sodium. For ideas to add mushrooms to your diet, visit mushroom council. com/recipes. TIP OF THE WEEKBETTER FOOD CHOICESThe U.S. Department of Agriculture o ers tips to help you choose the right food and beverages. € Choose fat-free and low-fat milk, cheese, yogurt and forti ed soymilk to help strengthen bones. € Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. € Cut out foods high in solid fats and added sugar. For more nutrition information, visit SuperTracker.usda. gov. BREAKFASTPREP FOR SCHOOL YEAR Kids and teens who eat breakfast are more focused, perform better in school and make healthier food choices, according to Mooala. Dont let kids opt out when you can opt for easy. Fuel them with a protein-packed breakfast, like a peanut butter and banana smoothie, which is delicious, nutritious and ready in minutes. „ Brandpoint DINETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comSee CARTER, B3 See MENU, B3


B2 Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comSeeing freckles of orange and green bring smiles to the face and delight to the palate when you cut into zucchini quick bread. This time of year, when fresh vegetables are in abundance, I like to make Zucchini Carrot Bread. A crunchy crust and a tender crumb makes this quick bread special. A bowl of overripe bananas on the kitchen table reminded me that it had been a long time since I had made a quick bread. Of course, one of my all-time favorites is banana nut bread. I usually use pecans, but my granddaughter. Remember that bananas need to be very ripe. Banana Walnut Bread€ cup softened butter € cup sugar € cup “ rmly-packed light brown sugar € 2 eggs € 1 teaspoon vanilla extract € 1 cups mashed ripe bananas € 2 cups self-rising ” our € cup chopped walnuts €Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and lightly ” our a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. € Combine the butter, sugar and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat until mixed. Add eggs, extract and bananas. Beat just until mixed. Gradually add ” our and mix until blended. Stir in walnuts. € Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into center of loaf. €Remove from pan immediately.Zucchini Carrot Bread€ 2 cups all-purpose ” our € 1 cup “ rmly packed brown sugar € 2 teaspoons baking powder € 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves € 1/8 teaspoon freshlygrated nutmeg € teaspoon ground cinnamon € 1/8 teaspoon salt € cup oil € 2 eggs € 2/3 cup “ nely shredded zuchinni € 2/3 cup “ nely shredded carrots € teaspoon vanilla extract €Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. € In medium bowl, combine ” our, brown sugar, baking powder, spices and salt. Stir to mix. €In large bowl, beat together the oil and eggs. Stir in zucchini, carrots and vanilla. Add the ” our mixture and beat until smooth. € Pour into the pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into center of loaf.Prudence Hilburn has won more than 30 national cooking awards and written several cookbooks Write her at prudencehilburn@aol. com or visit www. IN THE KITCHENVeggies in abundance for zucchini quick breadCorrection In the recipe for Southern Potato Salad last week, the recipe list should have read 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped.Ž Prudence Hilburn By Jason WilsonThe Washington PostCUTCHOGUE, N.Y. „ Life on the nations only USDA-certified snail farm is, as one might imagine, pretty slow. And quiet. And small, with the entire farm contained within one 300-squarefoot greenhouse in the middle of Long Islands wine country. At Peconic Escargot, 30,000 to 50,000 petit gris snails coexist in large plastic bins of dirt, munching on wild greens, living a life mostly free of drama. A snail farm wants to be quiet and low-key. Snails cant hear, but theyre very sensitive to vibrations, touch, heat and light. You dont want to stress them out,Ž said Taylor Knapp, Peconic Escargots self-proclaimed head snail wrangler.Ž Stress means slime, which snails produce as a defense mechanism. The snail wrangler does not want slime. Theyre at their slimiest when youve irritated them.Ž Still, the snail farm is not entirely absent of intrigue. We havent had any escapes,Ž Knapp said. When I laughed, he replied, No, really. Thats what the USDA is worried about. These snails would be an invasive species.Ž Knapp called me over to where some excitement was apparently happening. You dont see this very often, but here are two that are mating,Ž he said, pointing into the bin. He explained that petit gris are famous for shooting love darts when they mate. Scientists havent quite figured out why they do it,Ž he said. Its bizarre.Ž Whats perhaps even more bizarre is that snails might be having a bit of a culinary moment. Along with a continued interest in local ingredients and alternative, sustainable protein, there has been a resurgence of hip French restaurants, such as Frenchette in New York City, where diners line up to eat the status-symbol brouillade, a dish of scrambled eggs topped with Peconics snails in garlic butter. The reason most people dont eat snails is twofold: They either think of the gross, slimy critters in their gardens, or they have a negative reaction to cliched escargot „ always on the menu in French „ and the highfalutin, old-fashioned image of the dish. Weve learned that we have to do much more education than we thought,Ž Knapp said.At an American escargot farm, growth proceeds at a snails paceBy Bonnie S. BenwickThe Washington PostThis sunny, creamy dish has an Indian flavor profile, with garlic, clarified butter, a bright spice blend and yogurt. If you happen to have ghee, you can make this recipe faster. Shrimp With Cashew-Yogurt Sauce4 to 5 servings; adapted from Ingredients € 1 to 1 pounds large (16-20 count) frozen shrimp, shell-on and deveined € 5 tablespoons unsalted butter € 1 medium onion € 2 cloves garlic € teaspoon chili powder, plus more as needed € teaspoon ground cumin € 1 teaspoon ground turmeric € teaspoon kosher salt, or more as needed € 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper € 1 cup roasted, unsalted cashews € 2 cups plain Greek yogurt, preferably full-fat Place the shrimp (to taste) in a bowl of tap water and let them defrost a bit while you prep the butter. When you can, pull off the tails and reserve. Melt the butter in the pot, over medium-low heat. As soon as white milk solids form on the surface, skim off and discard them. The butter should be mostly golden and clear; you have clari“ ed it enough for this dish. Add the reserved shrimp tails; cook for about 10 minutes, stirring once or twice. (You are infusing the butter with shrimp ” avor!) Meanwhile, peel the shrimp; its OK if they are not fully defrosted. Discard the shells. Cut the onion into small dice. Mince the garlic. Remove the shrimp tails from the pot and discard, then stir in the onion and garlic. Increase the heat to medium; cook for 3 or 4 minutes until just softened, stirring a few times, then add the chili powder, cumin, turmeric, salt and pepper, stirring to incorporate. Add half the cashews. Add the yogurt, stirring to form a thick sauce; cook for 2 or 3 minutes, then reduce heat to low. Use an immersion (stick) blender to puree the mixture right in the pot. (For a textured sauce or to make less of a mess, you can skip the blending step; if you dont have an immersion blender, you can transfer the mixture to a food processor.) Drain the shrimp and add them to the pot, along with the remaining cashews. Increase the heat to medium; cook for about 4 minutes, stirring to make sure all the shrimp is pink and no longer translucent. Taste and add more salt and/or chili powder, as needed. Divide among wide, shallow bowls. Sprinkle each portion with a little chili powder; serve warm.Think Indian food is complicated? Meet this dishShrimp With Cashew-Yogurt Sauce. [PHOTO BY TOM MCCORKLE FOR THE WASHINGTON POST. FOOD STYLING BY LISA CHERKASKY FOR THE WASHINGTON POST.]

PAGE 11 | Wednesday, July 25, 2018 B3Its hard to imagine an American kitchen without cinnamon, but this commonplace, everyday spice was once a rare and expensive luxury, a fitting gift for kings, an offering placed before the gods. And because it was a rare and coveted commodity, its origins were shrouded in mystery and veiled in legend. Modern cooks know it primarily as an aromatic flavoring agent. I cannot imagine apple pie without the scent and flavor of cinnamon, or a Christmas season without the heady baking aromas of cookies and spice cakes. And we acquire it almost without effort, and at affordable prices, from any neighborhood grocery store or supermarket. But cinnamon has been around a long time, and its history is strange and convoluted. It was imported into Egypt as long ago as 2000 B.C., and there it was used in medicine, and in the embalming of mummies. The Roman historian Pliny the Elder mentions it as a flavoring agent for wine, and among his many eccentricities, the Emperor Nero is said to have burned a years worth of the citys supply at the funeral for his wife. Herodotus and other authors wrote that Arabia was the source of cinnamon. They thought that giant birds collected cinnamon sticks from an unknown land, where the cinnamon trees grew, and used them to build their nests, and that the Arabs used trickery to obtain the sticks. In the first century, Pliny the Elder attempted to debunk this report, arguing that spice traders had made it up to justify charging high prices … but the story was still circulating as late as the early 1300s. In the previous century, crusaders in Egypt picked up and spread the story that cinnamon was fished up in nets at the source of the Nile. Cinnamon, of course, was only one of the spices that led to efforts to find new trade routes, efforts that resulted in the discovery and opening of the so-called New World. But its interesting that in recent years medical researchers have begun to take a new look at some old uses of this remarkable spice, and to explore the possibilities of using cinnamon in the treatment of a number of disorders, including adult-onset diabetes, high cholesterol, and even multiple sclerosis. For the present, cinnamon continues in its major role as every cooks favorite baking spice. And heres a cinnamon treat that makes a nice addition to Sunday brunch, or a good afterschool snack, especially when teamed with a tall, cold glass of milk. CINNAMON RAISIN BISCUITSIngredients: € 2 cups unbleached ” our € 1 Tablespoon baking powder € Half teaspoon salt € 6 Tablespoons shortening € ‡ cup milk € 1 teaspoon vanilla extract € 2 Tablespoons softened butter or margarine € cup granulated sugar € 1 and a half teaspoons ground cinnamon € ‡ cup raisins Directions: € Grease baking sheet (or muf“ n cups) and set aside. Place rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 425 degrees. € Sift together ” our, baking powder, and salt. Using two table knives or a pastry blender, cut shortening into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse meal. € Add vanilla to milk and stir. Stir almost all of the milk into the dry ingredients; if dough does not seem pliable, add the rest. Dough should be soft and puffy, and easy to work with. Too much milk makes the dough sticky, too little results in dry, unappealing biscuits. € Round up dough on lightly ” oured work space, and knead, folding over and pressing lightly with heel of hand half a dozen times. Dont over-do the kneading, though: remember that too much handling makes the dough tough. € Roll out a quarter inch thick, forming a rectangle about 7 inches wide and 17 inches long. Spread with softened butter. Mix together granulated sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle dough with cinnamonsugar mixture, and with raisins. € Roll up like a jelly roll, working from long side of rectangle. Press loose edge into roll to seal, and cut into 16 one-inch slices. Place slices cut-sidedown on baking sheet or in muf“ n cups, and bake about 15 minutes. € May be served hot or cold.Mary Ryder is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at POTWATCHERCinnamon takes long, colorful, regal path to present Mary RyderColumnist Mary Ryder gives a recipe for a cinnamon treat that makes a nice addition to Sunday brunch or a good afterschool snack, especially when teamed with a tall, cold glass of milk. [FILE] cheese. Amerikanos also offers fish and chips, kabobs, steak gorgonzola and spanakopita.Joseph Suleiman said the most popular entree is the gyro, made with freshly sliced gyro meat, onions and tomato on pita bread with tzatziki sauce.Sal Suleiman said,Once you enter, youre treated like family.ŽThe restaurant also also supports many local charities like the Knights of Columbus, veterans and hospitals. For information, go to MENUFrom Page B1the elders who ate a primarily vegan diet were much healthier, and he treated very few of them for disease or illness that would generally affect the aging. After his revelation, he began to study the elders eating habits, and this was the beginning. I believe in the complete food pyramid, but I also believe that for some people to overcome many chronic conditions and diseases, the first line of defense is their diet. The vegan emphasis of the McDougall method may not be for everyone, but the cookbook, The McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook: Over 300 Delicious Low-Fat Recipes You Can Prepare in Fifteen Minutes or LessŽ is for anyone who wants to add a few vegan menu options to their rotation, improve their health or just get a quick and tasty meal on the table. The book is very informative, with tips on how to stock your pantry and create different flavors. The recipes are simple and easy to make, so even if you dont consider yourself a cook, this book can help to bring out your inner chef. I know summer and soup seems like an odd combination, but this quite tasty soup has a bounty of summer vegetables. I let my bowl cool off and enjoyed it at room temperature. Here is a recipe that I adapted from the book for my class at the library. ZES VERSION OF MCDOUGALLS SUMMER STEWIngredients: € 1 yellow onion, chopped € 1 clove garlic, crushed € 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced € 2 cups frozen carrots € 2 15-ounce cans diced potatoes € 2 cups frozen corn or 4 ears of corn on the cob € 3 cups water € 3 tablespoons soy sauce € 2 teaspoons basil € teaspoons white pepper € 3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped € 3 cups rice, soy or nut milk € chopped parsley or alfalfa sprouts for garnish Directions: € In a large soup pot, saut onion, garlic, celery and carrot in cup of water for about 10 minutes. € While cooking, remove corn from cob using a sharp knife. € Add the remaining 3 cups water, potatoes, and seasonings to soup pot. Bring to a boil. Add corn. Mix well, reduce heat, cover and cook about 15 minutes. € Add tomatoes to the soup pot. Cook an additional 10 to 15 minutes € Add 3 cups of milk, heat through and serve. € Garnish with chopped parsley or alfalfa sprouts, if desired. HELPFUL HINTS: Tomatoes are added later in the cooking to prevent them from getting too mushy. Frozen corn could be used in place of fresh corn, if desired. The white pepper makes this a very spicy soup. Reduce to teaspoon to make it less spicy. This recipe makes quite a bit of soup that is perfect for freezing.Ze Carter is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at zecarter12@ CARTERFrom Page B1Amerikanos Grille, 988 Del Mar Dr., Suite 108, at Spanish Springs Square in The Villages, offers Mediterranean cuisine and classic American comfort food. [LINDA FLOREA/CORRESPONDENT]


B4 Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Maura JudkisThe Washington PostThe sauce might be red, or green. It might have mint, or jalapeo, or fenugreek, or parsley. It might be called zhug, or zhough, or shug, or sahawiq, or daqqus. But its all the same thing: a spicy Middle Eastern condiment that, at long last, is getting its due in the United States. Zhug, the Hebrew word for the sauce, and sahawiq, one of the Arabic words for it, originated in Yemen, but it has long been popular throughout the region. The best thing about it? Its a nice condiment to have with everything,Ž whether its meat or bread or vegetables, said Amar Alshehari, who cooks with his father, Abdul, the chef and owner of Arlington, Virginias House of Mandi. Whatever youre eating as a main entree.Ž His family is from Sanaa, Yemen, and the family recipe includes dried cilantro, fresh cilantro, jalapeo, tomatoes and mint, all ground together. Back home, we dont have blenders,Ž Alshehari said, explaining that the word sahawiq comes from the root word for breaking down.Ž You use a rock plate and a rock utensil to break down the tomatoes and other ingredients.Ž There are other riffs on the sauce. At Sababa in Washington, chef Ryan Moore uses an Israeli recipe: equal parts fire-roasted and fresh serrano chile peppers, lemon juice, garlic, cilantro, parsley, cumin and fenugreek leaves. He pairs his zhug with roasted spicy peppers and harissa in a dish called Not for the Faint of Heart. Its meant to be an accompaniment to other foods, but some people eat it plain as a dare. Theyre always trying to best each other to see who can take down the most of it,Ž said Moore.This spicy Middle Eastern condiment is nally getting the attention it deservesBy Charlene PetersMore Content NowPardon me boys, but Chattanooga, Tennessee, is more than the home of the iconic ChooChoo and of the Moon Pie, my childhood after-school snack. Move over, Track 29, and make room for a renaissance in this charming Southern city. With more than a trifle to share, nothing could be finer than to dine at St. Johns Restaurant, located in a flatiron building constructed at the turn of the 20th century. This property served as a hotel and later as a brothel before being abandoned for the next several decades. In the year 2000, however, local architect Thomas Johnson bought and restored the building, and St. Johns Restaurant opened within it soon thereafter, debuting Chattanoogas first farm-to-table dining experience. Rebecca Barron, a Milwaukee transplant whose wrist sports a tattoo of a beet, honed her chops in the kitchen there and is today the restaurants executive chef. She embraces farm-to-table cooking and her menu is inspired both by local farms and by her culinary travels through Europe, India and southeast Asia. Barrons bold style was on display in an amuse bouche of pimento cheese on a cracker, topped with lump crab, a ripe strawberry and a sprinkling of caviar sustainably grown in the Aquitaine region of France. Her Croque Madame was a study in Southern ingenuity: sunny-sideup quail egg over pork belly on a buttermilk biscuit, enrobed in a smoked Gouda Mornay sauce with a side of country ham and a dipping sauce of blueberry jam. How could it get any better? With a quaff of Anthill Farms 2015 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir ... and a magic trick. The trick was performed by my server, who set down a Bell jar, twisted off its cap and stepped back while white smoke slithered out like a cobra, unveiling the jars colorful contents: roasted beets and local Crabtree Farm green beans, blackberries and strawberries, all sitting atop a base of sheeps milk cheese from Blackberry Farm. On my final day in Chattanooga, I made a visit to Songbirds Guitar Museum, where I ooohd and aaahd at its vintage instrument collection, from Gibsons to Fenders. It was a hot and humid walk from the museum to my digs at the boutique Dwell Hotel. There I gratefully succumbed to a cleansing salt bath in my oversized, in-room soaking tub. I emerged refreshed and headed to the hotels lounge, Matilda Midnight, and on to its dining room, Solarium Cafe. Locally sourced ingredients and botanicals are the draw in this cozy, 35-seat restaurant, where a healthforward menu includes a Cashew Kale Dip worthy of sharing. Charlene Peters is a passionate explorer of indigenous dishes throughout the world. She can be reached at city is on the right track toward culinary renownTASTE OF TRAVELChattanooga chewThe “ rst passenger train on the Chattanooga Choo-Choo left on March 5, 1880, opening a major link in public transportation from the north to the south. [CHARLENE PETERS PHOTOS] Cashew Kale DipServes 4-6 NOTE: Prepare 24 hours in advance € 2 cups whole, unsalted raw cashews (soak overnight in 2 quarts room temperature water) € teaspoon garlic powder € teaspoon black pepper € cup lemon juice € cup nutritional yeast € 1 bunch of kale € cup breadcrumbs (optional) € Lavash crackers, veggie chips and raw veggies of choice Soak cashews overnight or until plump and softened. Drain the soaking liquid, reserving cup of the water. Add the nuts, garlic powder, black pepper, reserved cashew water, lemon juice and yeast to a food processor and pulse until the mixture is smooth. This is called cashew cheese. Take 1 bunch of kale, with leaves stripped from stems, and saut until wilted. Place kale in a colander to drain for 10 minutes, then press out any excess liquid between paper towels and “ nely chop. Fold together cashew cheese and kale, place in a baking dish, top with breadcrumbs (optional) and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until top is golden and it is warmed through. Scoop up dip while still warm with lavash crackers and/or veggie chips.„ Courtesy of The Dwell Hotels Solarium Cafe

PAGE 13 | Wednesday, July 25, 2018 C1 SPORTS RECREATION | C4PENNBROOKE FAIRWAYS HAS PLENTY OF OPTIONS Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comPractices for the upcoming high school football season cant officially begin until Monday, but that doesnt mean players and coaches are relaxing. Area teams are using their final week before non-con-tact practices start to make sure theyre ready for the grind of summer practices and focusing on the challenges theyll face in the coming months.Our kids are miles ahead of where we were at this point last year,Ž said Leesburg coach Mark Oates. Weve been going Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for two hours a day „ an hour in the weight room and before heading out to the practice field for some conditioning work. Our guys have been working really hard to get themselves in shape, physically and mentally.I think everyone is look-ing forward to (Monday); thats when things will finally starting seeming real for all of us.ŽGetting a head startMount Dora Christian Academys Jesiah Pierre deadlifts during football team training on Tuesday. [TOM BENITEZ/CORRESPONDENT] Area football teams put in work before practice beginsBy Simmi ButtarAssociated PressNEW YORK „ The NFL season doesnt start for another six weeks and already job security is an issue for some coaches. Yes, even in late July.Every season, teams that entered with low expectations show significant improvement and make unexpected deep postseason runs. Last season, Jacksonville with coach Doug Marrone went to the AFC championship game and held a late lead at New England before Tom Brady rallied the Patriots. And, of course, the Eagles and coach Doug Peder-son, despite losing Carson Wentz to a torn ACL, beat Brady and Bill Belichick in the Super Bowl.Theres always pressure on NFL coaches to win. And win now. Here are a few who enter the 2018 season on the hot seat:DIRK KOETTER (14-18)Some NFL coaches already are on hot seat in JulyBy Matt HolzapfelCorrespondentSANFORD „ The road to the Florida Collegiate Summer League championship will go through Pat Thomas Stadium-Buddy Lowe Field after the Leesburg Lightning clinched the top seed in the playoffs on Monday night.A win by the Lightning in the first game of a double-header followed by a DeLand loss in the second game of another doubleheader clinched the regular season title for Leesburg.Leesburg finished Monday with a five-game lead over DeLand with five games to play. The Lightning hold the tiebreaker advantage over the Suns based on winning five of the nine games between the two teams this season.Leesburg cruised to an 8-1 win in the first game against the Seminole County Scorpi-ons behind a strong start by Matthew Coles. In the nightcap the Scorpions stung back, rallying from a 7-3 deficit to post an 8-7 win.Coles, who was making his first start of the season, held Seminole to four hits and one run over six innings. He struck out three and walked two.That was huge. Were obviously down some guys, I think thats league-wide, everyone is kind of running out of arms and running out Lightning clinch top seed for playo sTampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter is in a division with two teams with recent Super Bowl appearances (Carolina, Atlanta), and getting past them and the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South will be tough. [ALESSANDRA DA PRA/TAMPA BAY TIMES VIA AP, FILE] See FOOTBALL, C3 See LIGHTNING, C3See COACH, C3Justin Watkins with two felonies as suspended by UFBy Graham HallGatehouse MediaGAINESVILLE „ Florida freshman football player Justin Watkins, a former star wide receiver at East Ridge High School, was booked on four charges Tuesday, including two felony charges, according to Alachua County court records.Watkins was charged with two misdemeanor counts of battery and two third-degree felonies „ false imprisonment of an adult and domestic battery by strangulation.Watkins, 19, remained in the Alachua County jail at the time of publication.UF sports information director Steve McClain con-firmed UF coach Dan Mullen has suspended Watkins from all team activities.Its the second time in three months Watkins has found himself charged with a crime involving a female victim.Watkins was arrested in Ocala in May for allegedly breaking a womans phone and kicking her car. The police report indicated Wat-kins then followed the woman to Vanguard High School, where he was not a student, and continued kicking Ex-East Ridge star arrestedJustin Watkins smiles during a ceremony where he signed a national letter of intent to play for Florida at East Ridge High School in Clermont on Feb. 7. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] See WATKINS, C3


C2 Wednesday, July 25, 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 TVCYCLING 9:30 a.m. NBCSN „ Tour de France, Stage 17, from Bagnres-deLuchon to Saint-Lary-Soulan, France HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 „ Saratoga Live, Honorable Miss Handicap, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 12 p.m. SUN „ N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay 12:30 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, L.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia OR N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay (noon) 3:30 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Arizona at Chicago Cubs OR Washington at Milwaukee (games joined in progress) 5 p.m. MLB „ Minnesota at Toronto (joined in progress) 7 p.m. ESPN „ Boston at Baltimore 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels OR Houston at Colorado (joined in progress) SOCCER 7 p.m. ESPNU „ International Champions Cup, Juventus vs. Bayern Munich, at Philadelphia 7:55 p.m. ESPNEWS „ International Champions Cup, Borussia Dortmund vs. Ben“ ca, at Pittsburgh 8 p.m. ESPN2 „ International Champions Cup, Manchester City vs. Liverpool, at East Rutherford, N.J. 10 p.m. ESPN2 „ International Champions Cup, AS Roma vs. Tottenham Hotspur, at San Diego 11 p.m. ESPN „ International Champions Cup, AC Milan vs. Manchester United SWIMMING 11 p.m. NBCSN „ U.S. National Championships, at Irvine, Calif. (same-day tape) BASEBALL FCSL standings TEAM W L T GB Leesburg 25 11 .0 „ DeLand 20 16 0 5 Sanford 16 18 1 8 Winter Park 15 19 0 9 Winter Garden 14 19 1 9.5 Seminole 15 22 0 10.5 Mondays games Leesburg 8, Seminole 1 Seminole 8, Leesburg 7 Sanford at Winter Garden, ppd. DeLand 5, Winter Park 3 Winter Park 8, DeLand 4 Tuesdays games Leesburg at Seminole, ppd. Sanford at Winter Garden, late DeLand at Winter Park, late Todays games Seminole at Leesburg (2), 4:30 p.m. DeLand at Winter Park, 7 p.m. Winter Garden at Sanford, 7 p.m. Thursdays games Sanford at Leesburg, 7 p.m. Winter Garden at Winter Park (2), 4:30 p.m. DeLand at Seminole, 7 p.m. Fridays games Leesburg at Sanford, 7 p.m. Winter Park at Winter Garden, 6 p.m. Seminole at DeLand, 7 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAAtlanta United FC 13 4 5 44 46 25 New York City FC 12 4 4 40 40 24 New York Red Bulls 12 5 2 38 39 19 Columbus 9 7 6 33 27 27 Montreal 9 12 1 28 28 37 New England 7 7 7 28 33 32 Philadelphia 7 10 3 24 26 33 Chicago 6 11 5 23 34 43 Orlando City 7 12 1 22 29 45 Toronto FC 5 11 4 19 32 39 D.C. United 3 8 5 14 27 33WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAFC Dallas 11 3 6 39 32 23 Los Angeles FC 10 5 5 35 42 33 Sporting Kansas City 9 5 6 33 37 27 Los Angeles Galaxy 9 7 4 31 37 31 Portland 8 3 7 31 28 24 Real Salt Lake 9 9 3 30 31 39 Minnesota United 9 11 1 28 33 40 Houston 7 6 6 27 37 27 Vancouver 7 9 5 26 30 42 Seattle 5 9 5 20 18 23 Colorado 4 11 5 17 24 34 San Jose 2 11 6 12 29 393 points for victory, 1 point for tieJuly 18Minnesota United 2, New England 1July 21Atlanta United FC 3, D.C. United 1 Seattle 2, Vancouver 0 Los Angeles Galaxy 3, Philadelphia 1 New York 2, New England 0 Toronto FC 2, Chicago 1 Columbus 3, Orlando City 2 FC Dallas 1, Houston 1, tie Colorado 2, Real Salt Lake 2, tie Montreal 2, Portland 2, tieJuly 22Minnesota United 5, Los Angeles FC 1Todays GamesNew York at D.C. United, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Houston, 9 p.m. Seattle at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.Thursdays GamesNew York City FC at Orlando City, 8 p.m. L.A. Galaxy at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m.Saturdays GamesChicago at Toronto FC, 7 p.m. Columbus at New York Red Bulls, 7 p.m. Atlanta United FC at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at D.C. United, 8 p.m. FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Houston at Portland, 9 p.m. Minnesota United at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Real Salt Lake at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.Sundays GamesNew York City FC at Seattle, 5 p.m. Orlando City at Los Angeles Galaxy, 9:30 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern (Home teams listed “ rst) QUARTERFINALS July 18Philadelphia Union (MLS) 1, Orlando City (MLS) 0 Chicago Fire (MLS) 4, Louisville City (USL) 0 Houston Dynamo (MLS) 4, Sporting Kansas City (MLS) 2 Los Angeles (MLS) 3, Portland Timbers (MLS) 2SEMIFINALS Wednesday, Aug. 8Chicago Fire (MLS) at Philadelphia Union (MLS), 7 p.m. Los Angeles FC (MLS) at Houston Dynamo (MLS), 8:30 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 14 1 4 46 41 14 Seattle 8 4 6 30 20 15 Portland 8 5 5 29 29 22 Orlando 8 6 5 29 27 26 Chicago 7 4 7 28 26 22 Utah 5 6 7 22 14 18 Houston 5 7 5 20 21 28 Washington 2 11 4 10 11 24 Sky Blue FC 0 13 3 3 12 32 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.July 20North Carolina 0, Utah 0, tieJuly 21Seattle 1, Orlando 1, tie Portland 2, Sky Blue FC 1 Houston at Washington, ppd.Saturdays GameSky Blue FC at Chicago, 8 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 5Portland at North Carolina, 6 p.m. Sky Blue FC at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Seattle, 9 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 2, Lost 0, Tied 3)Sunday, Jan. 28 United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 „ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 „ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 „ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 „ vs. Brazil at East Rutherford, N.J. (tentative) Tuesday, Sept. 11 „ vs. Mexico at Nashville, Tenn., 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London (tentative) Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy (tentative) CYCLING TOUR DE FRANCE16TH STAGETuesday at Bagneres-de-Luchon, France A 135.5-mile ride in the Pyrenees from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon, with a descending “ nish following a pair of Category 1 climb s 1. Julian Alaphilippe, France, Quick-Step Floors, 5:13:22. 2. Gorka Izagirre, Spain, Bahrain-Merida, :15 behind. 3. Adam Yates, Britain, Mitchelton-Scott, same time. 4. Bauke Mollema, Netherlands, TrekSegafredo, same time. 5. Domenico Pozzovivo, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, :18. 6. Robert Gesink, Netherlands, LottoNL-Jumbo, :37. 7. Michael Valgren, Denmark, Astana, :56. 8. Gregor Muhlberger, Austria, BoraHansgrohe, same time. 9. Marc Soler, Spain, Movistar, 1:10. 10. Pierre Latour, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 1:18. 11. Damiano Caruso, Italy, BMC Racing, same time. 12. Guillaume Martin, France, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, 1:20. 13. Jelle Vanendert, Belgium, Lotto Soudal, 2:09. 14. Rudy Molard, France, Groupama-FDJ, 2:31. 15. Andrey Amador, Costa Rica, Movistar, 2:31. 16. Jon Izagirre, Spain, Bahrain-Merida, 3:42. 17. Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium, BMC Racing, 5:23. 18. Julien Bernard, France, Trek-Segafredo, 6:27. 19. Warren Barguil, France, Fortuneo-Samsic, 6:29. 20. Kristijan Durasek, Croatia, UAE Team Emirates, same time.Also23. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky, 8:52. 24. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky, same time. 25. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Sunweb, same time. 27. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time. 31. Primoz Roglic, Slovenia, LottoNL-Jumbo, same time. 44. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, 11:26. 49. Ian Boswell, United States, Katusha Alpecin, 13:27. 78. Chad Haga, United States, Sunweb, 19:05. 116. Taylor Phinney, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 30:47. 144. Lawson Craddock, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 31:13.Overall Standings (After 16 stages)1. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky, 68:12:01. 2. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky, 1:39. 3. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Sunweb, 1:50. 4. Primoz Roglic, Slovenia, LottoNL-Jumbo, 2:38. 5. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 3:21. 6. Mikel Landa, Spain, Movistar, 3:42. 7. Steven Kruijswijk, Netherlands, LottoNLJumbo, 3:57. 8. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, 4:23. 9. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Astana, 6:14. 10. Dan Martin, Ireland, UAE Team Emirates, 6:54. 11. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, 9:36. 12. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, Quick-Step Floors, 9:53. 13. Pierre Latour, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 9:54. 14. Ilnur Zakarin, Russia, Katusha Alpecin, 10:13. 15. Guillaume Martin, France, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, 12:23. 16. Damiano Caruso, Italy, BMC Racing, 14:02. 17. Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium, BMC Racing, 14:53. 18. Bauke Mollema, Netherlands, TrekSegafredo, 17:15. 19. Mikel Nieve, Spain, Mitchelton-Scott, 19:03. 20. Domenico Pozzovivo, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, 20:29.Also38. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, 1:00:14. 73. Chad Haga, United States, Sunweb, 1:45:54. 77. Ian Boswell, United States, Katusha Alpecin, 1:50:34. 133. Taylor Phinney, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 2:42:03. 147. Lawson Craddock, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 3:16:35.TOUR DE FRANCE STAGESJuly 7 „ Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-lIle„ Fontenay-le-Comte, ” at (201km-124.9 miles) (Stage: Fernando Gaviria, Colombia; Yellow Jersey: Gaviria)July 8 „ Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain„ La Roche-sur-Yon, ” at (182.5-113.4) (Peter Sagan, Slovakia; Sagan)July 9 „ Stage 3: Cholet„Cholet, team time trial (35.5-22.1) (BMC Racing; Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium)July 10 „ Stage 4: La Baule„Sarzeau, ” at (195121.2) (Gaviria; Van Avermaet)July 11 „ Stage 5: Lorient„Quimper, hilly (204.5-127.1) (Sagan; Van Avermaet)July 12 „ Stage 6: Brest„Mur de Bretagne Guerledan, hilly (181-112.5) (Dan Martin, Ireland; Van Avermaet)July 13 „ Stage 7: Fougeres„Chartres, ” at (231-143.5) (Dylan Groenewegen, Netherlands; Van Avermaet)July 14 „ Stage 8: Dreux„Amiens Metropole, ” at (181-112.5) (Groenewegen; Van Avermaet)July 15 „ Stage 9: Arras Citadelle„Roubaix, hilly (156.5-97.2) (John Degenkolb, Germany; Van Avermaet)July 16 „ Rest Day: AnnecyJuly 17 „ Stage 10: Annecy„Le GrandBornand, high mountain (158.5-98.5) (Julian Alaphilippe, France; Van Avermaet)July 18 „ Stage 11: Albertville„La Rosiere Espace San Bernardo, high mountain (108.567.4) (Geraint Thomas, Britain; Thomas)July 19 „ Stage 12: Bourg-Saint-Maurice les Arcs„Alpe dHuez, high mountain (175.5-109.1) (Thomas; Thomas)July 20 „ Stage 13: Bourg dOisans„Valence, ” at (169.5-105.3) (Sagan; Thomas)July 21 „ Stage 14: Saint-Paul-TroisChateaux„Mende, hilly (188-116.8) (Omar Fraile, Spain; Thomas)July 22 „ Stage 15: Millau„Carcassonne, hilly (181.5-112.8) (Magnus Cort Nielsen, Denmark; Thomas)Monday „ Rest Day: CarcassonneTuesday „ Stage 16: Carcassonne„Bagneresde-Luchon, mountain (218-135.5) (Alaphilippe; Thomas)Today „ Stage 17: Bagneres-de-Luchon„SaintLary-Soulan, high mountain (65-40.4)Thursday „ Stage 18: Trie-sur-Baise„Pau, ” at (171-106.3)Friday „ Stage 19: Lourdes„Laruns, high mountain (200.5-124.6)Saturday „ Stage 20: Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle„ Espelette, individual time trial (31-19.3)Sunday „ Stage 21: Houilles„Paris ChampsElysees, ” at (116-72.1)Total „ 3,351 kilometers, 2082 miles ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -126 Arizona +116 at New York -105 San Diego -105 Los Angeles -129 at Philadelphia +119 St. Louis -123 at Cincinnati +113 at Milwaukee -123 Washington +113American LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Los Angeles -220 Chicago +200 New York -143 at Tampa Bay +133 at Kansas City -121 Detroit +111 at Toronto -117 Minnesota +107 Boston -180 at Baltimore +165 Oakland -110 at Texas +100InterleagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Cleveland -167 Pittsburgh +157 at Seattle Off San Francisco Off Houston -125 at Colorado +115 Updated Odds Available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBOSTON RED SOX „ Optioned INF Tzu-Wei Lin to Pawtucket (IL). Reinstated LHP Drew Pomeranz from the 10-day DL. CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Optioned 3B Yandy Diaz to Columbus (IL). Claimed OF Johnny Field off waivers from Tampa Bay and optioned him to Columbus. Recalled RHP Shane Bieber from Columbus. Transferred LHP Andrew Miller to the 60-day DL. KANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Optioned SS Ramon Torres to Omaha (PCL). Activated OF Brian Goodwin. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Placed C Gary Sanchez on the 10-day DL. Recalled C Kyle Higashioka from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Optioned INF Franklin Barreto to Nashville (PCL). Recalled RHP Frankie Montas from Nashville. TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Optioned LHP Adam Kolarek to Durham (IL). Recalled RHPs Yonny Chirinos and Chih-Wei Hu from Durham. TEXAS RANGERS „ Optioned OF Delino DeShields to Round Rock (PCL). Recalled LHP Brandon Mann from Round Rock. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Optioned LHP Tim Mayza to Buffalo (IL). Sent RHP Marco Estrada to Buffalo and RHP Danny Barnes to the GCL Blue Jays for rehab assignments.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Optioned RHP Matt Koch to Reno (PCL). Reinstated RHP Clay Buchholz from the 10-day DL. ATLANTA BRAVES „ Sent LHP Max Fried to Mississippi (SL) for a rehab assignment. CHICAGO CUBS „ Optioned RHP Luke Farrell to Iowa (PCL). Reinstated RHP Eddie Butler from the 60-day DL. CINCINNATI REDS „ Placed RHP Jackson Stephens on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Reinstated RHP Homer Bailey from the 10-day DL. COLORADO ROCKIES „ Reinstated LHP Harrison Musg rave from the 10-day DL. Placed LHP Chris Rusin on the 10-day DL. LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Sent RHP Pedro Baez to Tulsa (TL) for a rehab assignment. MIAMI MARLINS „ Placed OF Garrett Cooper on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. Recalled OF Magneuris Sierra from New Orleans (PCL). Sent RHP Sandy Alcantara to Jupiter (FSL) for a rehab assignment. MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Reinstated RHP Junior Guerra and 1B/OF Eric Thames from the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Brandon Woodruff and INF Nate Orf to Colorado Springs (PCL). NEW YORK METS „ Selected the contracts of INF Jeff McNeil and INF/OF Phillip Evans from Las Vegas (PCL). Placed OF Yoenis Cspedes on the 10-day DL. Designated INF/OF Ty Kelly for assignment. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Optioned OF Aaron Altherr and RHP Mark Leiter Jr. to Lehigh Valley (IL). Reinstated RHP Zach E” in from the 10-day DL. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Sent RHP Nick Burdi to Altoona (EL) for a rehab assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Optioned RHP Daniel Poncedeleon to Memphis (PCL). Recalled LHP Austin Gomber from Memphis.American AssociationCLEBURNE RAILROADERS „ Released OF John Menken. KANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Sold the contract of INF Taylor Featherston to the Cincinnati Reds. Signed INF Alay Lago.Can-Am LeagueNEW JERSEY JACKALS „ Released RHP Mariel Checo. Signed RHP Zach Arneson. QUEBEC CAPITALES „ Released RHP Sean Donatello. ROCKLAND BOULDERS „ Traded RHP Andy Lalonde to Normal for a player to be named.Frontier LeagueGATEWAY GRIZZLIES „ Released OF Terry McClure. NORMAL CORNBELTERS „ Released RHP Tyler Frohwirth. RIVER CITY RASCALS „ Released RHP Jacob Gangelhoff. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS „ Sold the contract of RHP Jordan Desguin to the Seattle Mariners. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS „ Signed LHP Kellen Croce.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationCLEVELAND CAVALIERS „ Signed F Kevin Love to a four-year contract. LOS ANGELES LAKERS „ Signed F Travis Wear to a two-way contract. NEW YORK KNICKS „ Signed F Noah Vonleh.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueBUFFALO BILLS „ Signed LB Keenan Robinson. DETROIT LIONS „ Placed FB Nick Badwen on injured reserve and DE Ezekiel Ansah and WR Andy Jones on the PUP list. Signed LB Freddie Bishop. GREEN BAY PACKERS „ Placed LB Parris Bennett on the reserve/retired list. LOS ANGELES RAMS „ Agreed to terms with RB Todd Gurley on a four-year contract extension and DE Ryan Davis and WRs Aaron Lacombe, Khadael Lott and JoJo Natson. Placed DL Dominique Easley and LB Obo Okoronkwo on the PUP list. MINNESOTA VIKINGS „ Waived TE Josiah Price. Signed C J.P. Quinn. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ Released WR Cody Hollister. Signed DB Eddie Pleasant and G Nate Theaker. NEW YORK JETS „ Signed CB Darrelle Revis to a one-day contract and announced his retirement. OAKLAND RAIDERS „ Placed DTs P.J. Hall and Eddie Vanderdoes and OT Donald Penn on the PUP list. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Released LB Kevin Dodd.Canadian Football LeagueEDMONTON ESKIMOS „ Announced the retirement of DB Brian Walker. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS „ Signed LB Frederic Plesius to the active roster and WR Brisly Estime to the practice roster.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueANAHEIM DUCKS „ Signed D Brandon Montour to a two-year contract. ARIZONA C OYOTES „ Named Lindsay Hofford assistant general manager/director of scouting and signed him to a multi-year contract. ST. LOUIS BLUES „ Agreed to terms with D Joel Edmunds on a one-year contract. WASHINGTON CAPITALS „ Signed D Brooks Orpik to a one-year contract.ECHLATLANTA GLADIATORS „ Signed Fs Luke Sandler, Alex Carrier and Todd Skirving. IDAHO STEELHEADS „ Agreed to terms with D Brady Norrish on a one-year contract.SOCCERMajor League SoccerCOLUMBUS CREW „ Loaned F Adam Jahn to OKC (USL). FC DALLAS „ Signed M Pablo Aranguiz from Union Espanola (Primera Division-Chile).North American Soccer LeagueJACKSONVILLE ARMADA „ Announced the resignation of coach Mark Lowry.COLLEGESBARTON „ Announced the resignation of track and cross country coach David Nicholson. BRADLEY „ Named Matt Sprague assistant volleyball coach. CLEMSON „ Named Jeannie Murphy director of softball operations. CONNECTICUT COLLEGE „ Named Jackie Smith womens basketball coach. MICHIGAN STATE „ Reinstated LB Jon Reschke to the football team. OAKLAND „ Named Steven Water“ eld director of athletics. TENNESSEE „ Named Bo Andrews assistant mens golf coach. GOLF UPCOMING TOURNAMENTSAll times EasternPGA TOUR RBC CANADIAN OPENSite: Oakville, Ontario. Course: Glen Abbey GC. Yardage: 7,253. Par: 72. Purse: $6.2 million. Winners share: $1,116,000. Televison: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel); 3-6 p.m. (CBS Sports). Defending champion: Jhonattan Vegas. FedEx Cup leader: Dustin Johnson. Last week: Francesco Molinari won the British Open and Troy Merritt won the Barbasol Championship. Notes: Dustin Johnson, who has an endorsement deal with RBC, gives the Canadian Open the No. 1 player for the third straight year. Jason Day, who played as No. 1 in 2016, is also in the “ eld. ... Sergio Garcia is at No. 132 in the FedEx Cup after missing the cut at the British Open. He has entered the Canadian Open. Garcia has not played the Canadian Open since 2001 when it was held at Royal Montreal. He has top 5s in his two appearances in 2001 and 2000. ... Mike Weir is playing for the 27th time. He lost in a playoff in 2004 in a bid to become the “ rst Canadian to win his national Open since Pat Fletcher in 1954. ... The Canadian Open was Arnold Palmers “ rst PGA Tour victory in 1955. ... Vegas last year became the “ rst back-to-back winner of the Canadian Open since Jim Furyk (2006-07). No one has won three in a row. ... The tournament will move next season to the week before the U.S. Open. ... Jack Nicklaus, who designed Glen Abbey, was runner-up seven times in the Canadian Open, a tournament he never won. Next week: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and Barracuda Championship. Online: PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS SENIOR BRITISH OPENSite: St. Andrews, Scotland. Course: St. Andrews GC (Old Course). Yardage: 7,216. Par: 72. Purse: $2 million. Winners share: $300,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, 7-9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to noon (Golf Channel), noon to 2 p.m. (NBC Sports). Defending champion: Bernhard Langer. Charles Schwab Cup leader: Jerry Kelly. Last tournament: Vijay Singh won the Senior Players Championship. Notes: The four majors for seniors have been won by four players this year „ Miguel Angel Jimenez (Regions Tradition), Paul Broadhurst (Senior PGA), David Toms (U.S. Senior Open) and Vijay Singh (Senior Players). Not since 2011 have the “ ve majors been won by “ ve players. ... The Senior British Open began in 1987. This is the “ rst time it will be held at the Old Course at St. Andrews. ... John Daly is the only player in the “ eld to have won at St. Andrews. Also in the “ eld is Constantino Rocca, whom Daly beat in a playoff in 1995. ... Daly is among seven former British Open champions in the “ eld. The others are Tom Watson, Todd Hamilton, Mark OMeara, Sandy Lyle, Tom Lehman and Mark Calcavecchia. ... Langer was the only senior who made the cut last week at Carnoustie. ... Watson won “ ve Opens on “ ve links courses, but never at St. Andrews. Next week: 3M Championship. Online: LPGA TOUR/LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR LADIES SCOTTISH OPENSite: Gullane, Scotland. Course: Gullane GC. Yardage: 6,390. Par: 72. Purse: $1.5 million. Winners share: $225,000. Television: Thursday-Sunday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel-tape delay). Defending champion: Mi Hyang Lee. Race to CME Globe leader: Ariya Jutanugarn. Last tournament: Thidapa Suwannapura won the Marathon Classic. Notes: The tournament is being played on the same course where the Scottish Open on the European Tour was held two weeks ago. ... This is the second straight year the LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour are co-sanctioning the tournament. ... The Womens British Open is next week at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, giving the players consecutive weeks of links golf. ... Mel Reid of England is in the “ eld. She worked for BBC Radio during the British Open at Carnoustie. ... Among the LPGA Tour alternates are Yani Tseng, a former world No. 1, and Brittany Lang, who won the U.S. Womens Open two years ago. ... Brittany Lincicome, who missed the cut on the PGA Tour last week, is not in the “ eld. ... Also not playing are Inbee Park, Brooke Henderson and Lexi Thompson. Next week: Ricoh Womens British Open. Online: and EUROPEAN TOUR PORSCHE EUROPEAN OPENSite: Hamburg, Germany. Course: Green Eagle GC. Yardage: 7,583. Par: 72. Purse: 2 million euros. Winners share: 333,333 euros. Television: Thursday-Friday, 5-7 a.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday-Monday, 2-6 a.m. (Golf Channel-tape delay). Defending champion: Jordan Smith. Race to Dubai leader: Francesco Molinari. Last week: Francesco Molinari won the British Open. Notes: Masters champion Patrick Reed is in the “ eld for the second straight year. He tied for 19th last year. ... Reed led the Race to Dubai for three straight months after winning the Masters under Molinari surpassed him last week by capturing the British Open. ... Paul Casey, Bryson DeChambeau and Pat Perez also are playing, giving the tournament four PGA Tour winners from this season. ... This will be the eighth European Tour start of the year for Casey, whose best “ nish on the tour is a tie for ninth in Abu Dhabi. He is holding down the eighth and “ nal qualifying spot in the Ryder Cup standings. ... The tournament began in 1978 at Walton Heath and was won by Bobby Wadkins, who never won on the PGA Tour. It was not played from 2010 until returning to the European Tour schedule in 2010 in Germany with Porsche as the title sponsor. ... Lee Westwood in 1999 was the last time a player won the European Open and quali“ ed for the Ryder Cup team. Next week: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Online: WEB.COM TOUR PRICE CUTTER CHARITY CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Spring“ eld, Mo. Course: Highland Springs CC. Yardage: 7,115. Par: 72. Purse: $675,000. Winners share: $121,500. Television: None. Defending champion: Ben Silverman. Money leader: Sungjae Im. Last week: David Skinns won the Pinnacle Bank Championship. Next week: Digital Ally Open. Online: OTHER TOURSMEN Asian Tour: Royal Cup, Phoenix Gold Golf and CC, Pattaya, Thailand. Defending champion: Shiv Kapur. Online: Japan Golf Tour: ISPS Handa Match Play, Hatoyama CC, Saitama, Japan. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: www. Challenge Tour: Euram Bank Open, Adamstal GC, Ramsau, Austia. Defending champion : New tournament. Online: www.europeantour. com/challengetour PGA Tour China: Beijing Championship, Topwin Golf and CC, Beijing. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: www. WOMEN Symetra Tour: Fuccillo Kia Classic of NY, Capital Hills at Albany, N.Y. Defending champion: Nanna Koerstz Madsen. Online: www. Japan LPGA: Daito Kentaku Eheyanet Ladies, Narusawa GC, Yamanashi, Japan. Defending champion : Misuzu Narita. Online: www.lpga. or.jpPGA TOURSTATISTICS Through July 23 FedExCup Playoffs Points1, Dustin Johnson, 2,012.777. 2, Justin Thomas, 1,986.393. 3, Justin Rose, 1,945.739. 4, Bubba Watson, 1,853.718. 5, Jason Day, 1,654.186. 6, Bryson DeChambeau, 1,585.211. 7, Francesco Molinari, 1,568.873. 8, Patrick Reed, 1,521.044. 9, Phil Mickelson, 1,507.021. 10, Tony Finau, 1,409.265.Scoring Average1, Dustin Johnson, 68.751. 2, Justin Rose, 69.081. 3, Henrik Stenson, 69.360. 4, Justin Thomas, 69.415. 5, Tommy Fleetwood, 69.432. 6, Webb Simpson, 69.437. 7, Paul Casey, 69.520. 8, Rory McIlroy, 69.568. 9 (tie), Jason Day and Brooks Koepka, 69.587.Driving Distance1, Trey Mullinax, 319.7. 2, Rory McIlroy, 317.7. 3, Tony Finau, 317.1. 4, Tom Lovelady, 315.2. 5, Luke List, 315.1. 6, Bubba Watson, 313.9. 7, Keith Mitchell, 312.7. 8 (tie), Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas, 312.4. 10, Gary Woodland, 312.3.Driving Accuracy Percentage1, Henrik Stenson, 75.52%. 2, Ryan Armour, 73.26%. 3, Ryan Moore, 71.60%. 4, Brian Stuard, 71.35%. 5, Chez Reavie, 71.08%. 6, K.J. Choi, 70.81%. 7, Kyle Stanley, 70.58%. 8, Jim Furyk, 70.50%. 9, Emiliano Grillo, 70.06%. 10, Russell Henley, 70.01%.Greens in Regulation Percentage1, Henrik Stenson, 74.02%. 2, Kevin Streelman, 72.35%. 3, Sam Ryder, 72.22%. 4, Adam Scott, 71.53%. 5 (tie), Kyle Stanley and Jordan Spieth, 71.09%. 7, Andrew Putnam, 70.85%. 8, Russell Knox, 70.76%. 9, Gary Woodland, 70.72%. 10, Brendan Steele, 70.69%.Total Driving1, Keegan Bradley, 57. 2, Tommy Fleetwood, 74. 3, Bronson Burgoon, 80. 4, Hudson Swafford, 92. 5, Gary Woodland, 96. 6, Paul Casey, 102. 7, Justin Rose, 106. 8, Adam Scott, 109. 9, J.J. Spaun, 110. 10, Kevin Chappell, 112.SG-Putting1, Jason Day, 1.193. 2, Phil Mickelson, 1.054. 3, Greg Chalmers, .790. 4, Sam Burns, .780. 5, Daniel Summerhays, .698. 6, Peter Malnati, .670. 7, Webb Simpson, .646. 8, Justin Rose, .626. 9, Alex Noren, .607. 10, Beau Hossler, .602.Birdie Average1 (tie), Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm, 4.59. 3, Phil Mickelson, 4.46. 4, Justin Rose, 4.44. 5, Justin Thomas, 4.26. 6, Brooks Koepka, 4.22. 7, Jason Day, 4.20. 8, Pat Perez, 4.14. 9, Jordan Spieth, 4.13. 10, Chesson Hadley, 4.12.Eagles (Holes per)1, Justin Thomas, 74.6. 2, Dustin Johnson, 75.3. 3, Conrad Shindler, 81.8. 4, Sam Burns, 90.0. 5, Rafa Cabrera Bello, 92.0. 6, Tony Finau, 96.9. 7, Hideki Matsuyama, 99.0. 8, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, 102.9. 9 (tie), Webb Simpson and Patrick Reed, 104.7.Sand Save Percentage1, Ben Crane, 64.13%. 2, Jason Day, 63.44%. 3, Padraig Harrington, 62.50%. 4, Louis Oosthuizen, 62.16%. 5, Phil Mickelson, 61.61%. 6, Seamus Power, 61.21%. 7, Rob Oppenheim, 61.00%. 8, Webb Simpson, 60.95%. 9, Zac Blair, 60.81%. 10, Whee Kim, 60.74%.All-Around Ranking1, Justin Thomas, 260. 2, Dustin Johnson, 283. 3, Rickie Fowler, 294. 4, Justin Rose, 296. 5, Tommy Fleetwood, 330. 6, Paul Casey, 367. 7, Jon Rahm, 382. 8, Jordan Spieth, 407. 9, Rory McIlroy, 408. 10, Patrick Cantlay, 421.By Jay CohenAssociated PressCHICAGO „ Scott Frost talks to Tom Osborne almost every week. He welcomes his college coach into his office at Nebraska, or they go turkey hunting or fishing.Hard at work at rebuild-ing his storied alma mater, Frost is keeping his friends as close as possible.The 43-year-old Frost is home again after a successful run with Central Florida, returning to Lincoln in December after coaching UCF to a 13-0 record last season. The long-term objective is moving Nebraska back into the upper echelon of college football, and the plan is a familiar one.Coach Osborne had the formula that Nebraska figured out,Ž Frost said. Some of the things he did to make the program arguably the best in the country can still work today. Nebraska has just gone away from them. Were going to adopt a lot of things again and do it in a modern way and do it in a way that recruits and kids are going to want to be a part of.ŽFrost grew up about 90 minutes west of Nebraskas campus and led the 1997 Cornhuskers to a share of the national cham-pionship in Osbornes final year as coach. It was part of a wildly successful decade for the Cornhusk-ers, who went 108-16-1 in the 1990s.But the program hasnt enjoyed that level of success in quite some time. Mike Riley went 19-19 in three seasons before he was fired in November.Enter Frost, who once again was unable to resist the siren song of his home state. Frost began his playing career at Stanford before coming home.Being a football coach is rewarding because of the time you get to spend with young men and the things you get to try to pour into them,Ž he said. Its even more special to do it around people you care about and the place youre from and at your alma mater.ŽIts a high-stakes move for Frost, Nebraska and the Big Ten, which could use a healthy Cornhuskers program to help balance the conferences West Division with its powerhouse schools in the East. So naturally Frosts arrival on the scene was a frequent topic of conversation at the Big Ten football media day on Monday.I think the fact that Scott played at Nebraska and has had an amazing series of successes as a young coach really breathes a lot of enthusiasm into the fan base,Ž Commissioner Jim Delany said.It sounds as if his players feel the same way.Hes a championship quarterback. You want to show him that you can play,Ž star receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. said. You want to show him that Im that guy, like I can compete with you. Actually sometimes I want to show him that I could have played with him, I could have been your receiver.ŽFrost looks right at home with Nebraska

PAGE 15 | Wednesday, July 25, 2018 C3of players, but Matt stepped up big time for us today in game one,Ž Lightning head coach Rich Billings said. He threw a gem and that was huge. He definitely saved us some arms and were sitting in a good spot going into tomorrow.ŽFrank Niemann led an 11-hit attack for Lees-burg in the seven-inning game by going 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI. Matt Wiseman went 2 for 3 with four RBIs and a run scored.That was really nice,Ž Billings said of Wiseman. He added a couple of insurance runs, which was really big and helped us to relax a little bit going into those late innings.ŽIn the second game Seminole pushed across two runs in the bottom of the seventh for the walkoff win.We just didnt play very good defense,Ž Billings said. We were behind a lot of hitters on the pitching side, we were in a lot of 2-0 counts and you have to work ahead and pound the zone. You have to make plays when you get the opportunity to do that and we didnt do a very good job at that tonight. They were just a little bit better than us on defense.ŽThe Lightning were on the road against Semi-nole County on Tuesday night and return home Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game against the Scorpions at Pat Thomas Stadium-Buddy Lowe Field. LIGHTNINGFrom Page C1Koetter will enter his third season in Tampa Bay without starting quarter-back Jameis Winston, who will miss the first three games while suspended for violating the NFLs personal conduct policy after a league investiga-tion of an accusation that the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner groped a female Uber driver during a ride in Arizona in March 2016.Koetter also is in a division with two teams with recent Super Bowl appearances (Carolina, Atlanta), and getting past them and the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South, especially with Ryan Fitzpatrick making three starts for Tampa Bay, will be tough.JASON GARRETT (67-53, 1-2 in playoffs)Theres always pressure on the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, especially with Jerry Jones as owner. The franchise that has won five Super Bowls has not advanced past the divisional round of the playoffs since the 1995 season, the last year it won the NFL title. Gar-rett has 67 regular-season wins since taking over in the 2010 season. He has had only one losing season as head coach. However, he has reached the postseason only twice and won one game in the playoffs.The Cowboys were 13-3 two seasons ago and will be expected to be in play-off contention with a full season of quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott. But the Super Bowl champion Eagles are in their way in the NFC East.HUE JACKSON (9-39)Jackson has one win „ one „ in two seasons in Cleveland; the other eight came as head coach of the Raiders in 2011. The Browns beat the then-San Diego Chargers in overtime in Week 16 of the 2016 season. Otherwise theyd be looking at con-secutive 0-16 seasons.The team also has to find a way to replace longtime star left tackle Joe Thomas.The Browns hold the NFLs longest active playoff drought at 15 seasons and fans dont really trust this process. Jackson, a highly regarded offensive coordinator in Cincinnati, is counting on top overall draft pick Baker Mayfield being the teams longtime answer at quarterback. The chal-lenge for Jackson and the Browns is going against the rugged defenses and Super Bowl-winning QBs in Pittsburgh and Balti-more in the AFC North.TODD BOWLES (22-29)Life in the AFC East having to deal with the never-ending juggernaut in New England is almost unfair. Facing Brady and Belichick twice every season is not good for any opposing head coachs job security.Bowles, who received a two-year extension after the 2017 season, is coming off consecutive 5-11 records and has yet to make the playoffs enter-ing his fourth season. Overall, the Jets have failed to reach the post-season for the past seven years.The Jets have to decide on their starting quarter-back „ Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater or first-round draft pick Sam Darnold „ and need to show progress in 2018.JAY GRUDEN (28-35-1, 0-1 playoffs)Job security in DC is always an issue. But Gruden will set the record for the longest-serving coach (65 games) since Dan Snyder took over as owner in 1999 in Week 1 of the upcoming season against Arizona.Gruden has made the playoffs once in his first four years and lost to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in the wildcard game after the 2015 season.Grudens biggest challenge could be at quarterback after Kirk Cousins signed with Minnesota. The team traded for Alex Smith, and the comparisons at the position in the NFC East can be daunting: Dak Prescott, Eli Manning and Carson Wentz „ not to mention Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles. As with Gar-rett in Dallas, Gruden also has to contend with the champs in his division.And there will be com-parisons to Jay Grudens Super Bowl-winning brother, Jon, who has returned to coaching with the Oakland Raiders.VANCE JOSEPH (5-11)Only entering his second season, Josephs Denver debut was a dud at 5-11 „ an avalanche of disappointment by Bron-cos standards, especially so closely removed from a Super Bowl title.In an attempt to stabilize the QB position thats been troublesome since Peyton Manning retired, the team signed Case Keenum, who led the Vikings to the NFC championship game last season. Joseph needs big production from Keenum and the rest of the offense to support an overworked defense. COACHFrom Page C1Oates said the Yellow Jackets, like most schools, work out in the mornings to avoid the oppressive afternoon heat, humidity and thunderstorms. The work his players are put-ting in during their summer vacation should pay off with more success on the gridiron in the fall.At least, thats what he is hoping for.Leesburgs quarterbacks have been tossing a weighted football to build the arm strength needed to run the Yellow Jackets multiple-set attack. And everyone takes part in Oates suicide drillsŽ „ sideline-to-sideline sprints.Compared to where we were when I took the job after the 2016 season, were stronger and better prepared,Ž Oates said. Our veterans understand what were trying to do and they can take more of a leadership role with the younger players. Im really pleased with our attitude and mindset.ŽMount Dora Christian Academy coach Kolby Tackett shares many of Oates sentiments.Tackett said his entire team has been showing up for 9 a.m. workouts in the weight room for much of the summer ƒ and theyve havent been quick to leave. In fact, he said it isnt uncommon for the voluntary workouts to end well past noon.Often nearly four hours after they began.Were ready to get to work,Ž Tackett said. Weve been ready since we began lifting back in January. Thats when we began getting focused. If our kids are just now get-ting focused for the season, they probably wont be playing much football for us.ŽLike Oates, Tackett is in his second season as coach. One of the benefits he has enjoyed this year is the return of his entire coaching staff back from last seasons 9-1 team „ a group that matched the school record for wins and produced the first undefeated regular season in program history.As a result, Tackett and staff are able to spend more time teaching and coaching ƒ and getting ready for, arguably, the toughest schedule in school history. In fact, the Bulldogs host Wildwood „ which also turned in an unbeaten regular season in 2017 „ on Sept. 7 in one of the areas most anticipated early season games.Im excited for the chal-lenges that are ahead for us,Ž Tackett said. I love watching our kids getting out there and competing on Friday nights. For us, the season began in Janu-ary, but its really going to pick up on Monday. FOOTBALLFrom Page C1 her car. Watkins was subsequently charged for trespassing on school grounds.Watkins, a former four-star prospect, enrolled at Florida in June for the Summer B semester.Watkins was expected to compete for playing time with the Gators this fall as a defensive back and on special teams. WATKINSFrom Page C1 The Associated PressST. PETERSBURG „ New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez was put back on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday because of a strained right groin, a day after failing to hustle on a pair of key plays in a 7-6 loss to Tampa Bay.Sanchez missed 20 games from June 25 to July 19 because of the groin injury.We had an MRI yes-terday, and it showed the same injury, same spot, same location,Ž Sanchez said through a translator. So, re-aggravated the injury.ŽYankees manager Aaron Boone had no firm timetable for Sanchezs return.I think that will become more clear over the next few days,Ž Boone said. I do think it will be at least a couple weeks.ŽAfter Monday nights game, Sanchez said that the groin issues were definitely behind meŽ and that its about doing a better job overall.ŽBeing tight in a certain part of your body, Im used to that,Ž Sanchez said. You keep playing and eventually they go away. I mentioned it after the game it felt a little tight.ŽAustin Romine was behind the plate for Tuesday nights game at the Rays, and Kyle Higashioka was recalled for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.Tampa Bay took a 1-0 lead in the first inning Monday when Jake Bauers scored from second on Sanchezs 10th passed ball, which tied for the major league lead. After failing to hustle, Sanchez back on DL


C4 Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | RECREATIONPennbrooke Fairways o ers plenty of options with 27 holesBy Paul Jenkinspaul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ Theres definitely something different about playing golf at The Club at Pennbrooke Fairways.While most courses offer you 18 holes, Pennbrooke goes the extra mile. Or, rather, the extra nine.Giving golfers plenty of options, Pennbrooke is something of a hybrid course, with two nine-hole executive courses and one full-length nine.Depending on the week you play, you could be play-ing either a par-67 course or a par-65 course.Its not the norm, thats for sure,Ž said head pro Jeff Cothran. The great thing out here is youre not going to get beat up by the course.ŽFor golfers playing 18 holes, the course switches from week to week with either The Oaks or The Meadows executive courses serving as one of the nines. The Sanctuary full-length course serves as the other nine.Each course has five tee boxes to offer up the perfect challenge for all skill levels. There is plenty of water all over the courses, and there are neat features, like the long wooden bridge that takes you over a protected wildlife area and swamp on the way to the third hole on the Sanctuary course.And for those who would discount the challenge of an executive course, keep in mind that The Oaks course is probably the toughest of the three nines.The summer is a great time to play the courses at Pennbrooke, with Cothran estimating that 70 percent of the clubs members head north during the hot months.And if you really want to find a quiet time to play, head out there on the weekend.Were busy during the week and quiet on the weekends,Ž Cothran said. During the winter we have shotgun starts three days a week, and every single part of the course is filled up. Summer is when we can be really accommodating.ŽThe Meadows, which is considered the easiest of the three, is no slouch either. Right from the start, a short par-4, there is a giant oak tree in the middle of the fair-way. It means either blasting a tee shot over the top or keeping it to the right or left side of the fairway.For most of us, thats a pretty good challenge to start a round.The Meadows has five par-4 holes, but the par-3 fourth hole may be the toughest on the nine. It measures 193 yards from the back tees and features a sloping green.The Sanctuary is the kind of nine that rewards accuracy, both off the tee and from the fairway. The two par-5s have danger areas, with the first one seeing the fairway get quite narrow in the landing area. The second par-5 has water on the left and bunkers on the right.The Oaks has six par-3 holes, opening with a par-3 that measures 205 yards from the back tees. The nine is noted for its tight fairways and small greens, and out of bounds is a concern on eight of the nine holes.One thing about playing out here is that everyone is super friendly,Ž Cothran said. Usually you go to these courses in neighbor-hoods and there are cliques, but thats not the case here. People welcome you with open arms. Its very laid back out here and were not going to rules you to death.ŽSpoiled for choiceThe “ rst hole on The Meadows course at The Club at Pennbrooke Fairways has a big oak tree in the middle of the fairway. [PAUL JENKINS/DAILY COMMERCIAL] To submit news or notes for the weekly recreation page, contact Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at paul.jenkins@dailycommercial. com or 352-365-8204. YMCA holding basketball clinic for kids The Golden Triangle YMCA will be holding a clinic for kids in basketball to help them get ready for fall. The clinic is for children ages 7 to 17. The cost is $50 for YMCA members and $80 for non-members. The clinic runs from July 30 to Aug. 3 from noon to 2 p.m. Registration is available at the front desk of the YMCA, 1465 David Walker Drive, Tavares. For more information, email sports director Brittany Haller at Cardboard boat race set for Aug. 4 The Lake County Rowing Association will hold its “ rst Clermont Cardboard Classic on Aug. 4 at Waterfront Park in Clermont. Registration for the race is open at The boats must be made from cardboard while paddles can be manufactured and made of any material. There are four divisions for the races, starting with ages 5 to 9 (tadpole), 10 to 14 (guppy), 15 to 20 (dolphins) and 21 and over (whales). The cost for the tadpole and guppy divisions is $15 per person while the cost for dolphins is $20 per person and whales is $25 per person. For more information, including boat building rules, visit www. Leesburg sports registration now underway The Leesburg Recreation Department is currently taking registration for Pop Warner football (ages 6-14) and cheerleading (ages 6-14). Pop Warner and cheerleading registration runs through Aug. 1 and cost is $100 per player for football and $70 for cheerleaders plus $50 for a spirit pack. Registration for Bitty Ball Basketball (ages 5-6) will open Sept. 1 and run through Nov. 1. For more information on any of the programs, visit http:/ leesburg” or call 352728-9885. Take a run through the park each Saturday Clermont's parkrun 5k takes place every Saturday from Lake Hiawatha Preserve Park promptly at 7:30 a.m. The Hiawatha Preserve is located on west side of Lake Minneola in Clermont. The address is 450 12th St., Clermont. The event is free and put on by volunteers each week and draws an average of about 75 runners a week. Participants are asked to register and print out a one-time parkrun barcode that is used for timing. Printing out the personal barcode is essential. For more information or to register, visit clermontwaterfront. Chair yoga at Leesburg library The Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St., offers a onehour session of chair yoga each Monday at 5 p.m. The program is free and the stretch and strength poses are done safely from a chair. Beginners are welcome. Wear loose clothing and bring water. For more information call Deb Bussinger at 352-728-9790 or email librarian@leesburg” Eustis offering Zumba classes The Eustis Recreation Department is offering an adult Zumba class. The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. in the Garden Room at 2214 Bates Ave. The “ rst class is free and the cost on a per-class basis is $5. You can purchase a 10-class card for $35. For more information, call Cartina Craft at 352-357-8510.NEWS & NOTES

PAGE 17 | Wednesday, July 25, 2018 C5 AMERICANLEAGUENATIONALLEAGUEEASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Boston7131.696„„8-2W-234-1337-18 NewYork6335.6436„5-5L-134-1429-21 TampaBay5149.5101995-5W-228-1923-30 Toronto4653.46523135-5L-127-2619-27 Baltimore2873.27742323-7L-416-3412-39 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Cleveland5445.545„„5-5L-231-2023-25 Minnesota4553.4598145-5W-129-2216-31 Detroit4359.42212183-7W-126-2517-34 Chicago3564.35419245-5W-119-2916-35 KansasCity3069.30324295-5L-114-3616-33 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Houston6636.647„„5-5L-132-2134-15 Seattle6040.6005„4-6W-133-1827-22 Oakland5843.574727-3W-326-2232-21 LosAngeles5051.49515104-6L-125-2625-25 Texas4259.41623182-8L-120-3122-28 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Philadelphia5544.556„„5-5L-132-1823-26 Atlanta5444.551„4-6L-125-2029-24 Washington4950.495654-6L-123-2526-25 Miami4459.42713126-4W-124-2920-30 NewYork4057.41214134-6L-219-3321-24 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Chicago5841.586„„6-4L-131-1827-23 Milwaukee5745.5592„2-8W-132-2025-25 Pittsburgh5249.5157310-0W-1029-2423-25 St.Louis5050.500853-7L-224-2426-26 Cincinnati4456.44014115-5W-122-2922-27 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY LosAngeles5644.560„„7-3W-228-2428-20 Arizona5546.54515-5W-227-2528-21 Colorado5346.535217-3L-123-2330-23 SanFrancisco5150.505545-5L-231-1920-31 SanDiego4261.40815143-7W-120-3122-30 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALLMARLINS9,BRAVES3 A TLANTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. 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Runnersleftinscoringposition„Atlanta1 (F.Freeman);Miami2(Realmuto2).RISP„ Atlanta1for3;Miami2for5. Runnersmovedup„Dietrich.LIDP„Acuna. GIDP„Flowers,Castro,Riddle. DP„Atlanta2(Swanson,Culberson, F.Freeman),(Culberson,Swanson, F.Freeman);Miami2(Riddle,Bour),(Prado, Rojas). ATLANTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Teheran,L,7-74.17 972370 4.42 S.Freeman1.22 000227 4.85 Winkler10 000112 3.07 Biddle11 000019 2.61 MIAMIIPHRERBBSONPERA Chen,W,3-765 3334101 5.65 Ziegler10 000010 4.11 Conley11 001115 2.63 Steckenrider10 000083.40 HBP„Teheran(Anderson).WP„Conley. Umpires„Home,DougEddings;First,Joe West;Second,MarkRipperger;Third,Marty Foster. T„2:37.A„21,673(36,742).BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSMarlins9,Braves3: Wei-YinChen pitchedsixinningsandscoredthe “rstrunofhiscareertohelpthe MiamiMarlinsbeattheAtlanta BravesonTuesday.J.T.Realmuto hithis13thhomeroftheseasonfor Miamianddroveinfourruns.Starlin Castroaddedathree-runhomer,his eighth,andBrianAndersonhadthree hitsandscoredthreetimes.Chen (3-7)allowedthreerunsand“ve hits.Hedoubledtostarta“ve-run “fthforhis“rstextra-basehitin82 careerat-bats,andracedhomefrom thirdonRealmutosgrounder,barely beatingapoorthrowbyshortstop DansbySwanson. LATE BostonatBaltimore MinnesotaatToronto N.Y.YankeesatTampaBay PittsburghatCleveland OaklandatTexas DetroitatKansasCity HoustonatColorado ChicagoWhiteSoxatL.A.Angels SanFranciscoatSeattle L.A.DodgersatPhiladelphia SanDiegoatN.Y.Mets St.LouisatCincinnati ArizonaatChicagoCubs WashingtonatMilwaukeeTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA SanDiegoRichard(L)7-94.8210-110-114.07.71 NewYorkOswalt(R)12:10p0-25.640-115.03.600.00 LosAngelesBuehler(R)4-23.457-31-015.14.11 PhiladelphiaArrieta(R)12:35p7-63.472- St.LouisFlaherty(R)4-43.046-91-012.12.19 CincinnatiRomano(R)12:35p5-85.191-117.14.676.00 WashingtonRoark(R)3-124.875-140-316.09.56 MilwaukeePeralta(R)2:10p4-12.655-21-114.24.30 ArizonaRay(L)3-25.376-50-115.06.60 ChicagoLester(L)2:20p12-33.1416-41-114.29.20AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA NewYorkCessa(R)1-13.001-11-19.03.00 TampaBayEovaldi(R)12:10p3-44.263-71-115.25.17 DetroitBoyd(L)4-94.628-110-315.07.20 KansasCityDuffy(L)2:15p6-84.408-132-020.00.45 MinnesotaSantana(R)0-00.000-00-00.00.00 TorontoGaviglio(R)4:07p2-34.596-60-112.27.82 BostonPrice(L)11-64.1714-62-017.23.57 BaltimoreBundy(R)7:05p6-94.577-120-212.110.95 OaklandJackson(R)1-22.933-20-218.03.50 TexasPerez(L)8:05p2-48.052-50-216.16.06 ChicagoShields(R)4-114.267-141-219.15.12 LosAngelesSkaggs(L)10:07p7-62.6810-81-117.02.65INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA PittsburghTaillon(R)7-73.8011-92-118.02.50 ClevelandBauer(R)1:10p8-62.5012-90-019.02.84 SanFranciscoTBD()0-00.000-00-00.00.00 SeattleLeake(R)4:10p8-64.2213-70-214.05.79 HoustonMorton(R)11-22.9612-71-116.25.40 ColoradoGray(R)8:40p8-75.449-92-018.13.44 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLJuly25 1918: WalterJohnsonoftheWashingtonSenators pitchedafour-hitterin15inningstobeattheSt.Louis Browns1-0.Theonlyhitoffhiminthe“rst11innings wasatriplebyGeorgeSisler. 1930: ThePhiladelphiaAthleticscameupwithatriple stealinthe“rstinningandagaininthefourthina14-1 winovertheClevelandIndians. 1939: AtleyDonaldoftheNewYorkYankeesseta rookiepitchingrecordintheALwithhis12thconsecutivevictorysinceMay9,a5-1victoryovertheSt.Louis Browns. 1941: LeftyGroveoftheBostonRedSoxwonhis300th andlastgame,beatingtheClevelandIndians10-6. 1949: StanMusialofSt.Louishitforthecycle,going 4-5anddrivinginfourrunstoleadtheCardinalstoa 14-1routoftheBroolynDodgersatEbbetsField. 1956: RobertoClementehitagame-winninginsidethe-parkgrandslamtogivePittsburgha9-8winover theChicagoCubsatForbesField. 1961: Enroutetohis61-homerseason,RogerMaris oftheNewYorkYankeeshitfourhomersagainstthe ChicagoWhiteSoxinadoubleheadertogivehim40for theyear.TheYankeestookbothgames,5-1and12-0, andMarismoved25gamesaheadofBabeRuths1927 pace. 1962: StanMusialofSt.Louisbecametheall-timeRBI leaderintheNL.Histwo-runhomerun,ina5-2lossto LosAngeles,gavehim1,862RBIs,passingMelOtt. 1978: PeteRoseoftheCincinnatiRedssingledtoleft offNewYorksCraigSwaninthethirdinningtoseta NLrecordofhittingsafelyin38consecutivegames. TheMetswon9-2.STATISTICALLEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE RUNS„Lindor,Cleveland,86;Betts,Boston,80;Trout, LosAngeles,73;Martinez,Boston,72;Benintendi, Boston,70;Ramirez,Cleveland,70;Judge,NewYork,69; Rosario,Minnesota,68;Segura,Seattle,68;Springer, Houston,68. RBI„Martinez,Boston,82;Ramirez,Cleveland,72; KDavis,Oakland,69;Encarnacion,Cleveland,68;Haniger,Seattle,67;Bregman,Houston,66;Machado,Los Angeles,65;Bogaerts,Boston,64;Gattis,Houston,63; Lindor,Cleveland,63. HITS„Altuve,Houston,131;Segura,Seattle,123;Rosario,Minnesota,120;Castellanos,Detroit,118;Lindor, Cleveland,117;Martinez,Boston,117;Machado,Los Angeles,115;Betts,Boston,112;Ramirez,Cleveland, 112;2tiedat111. DOUBLES„Escobar,Minnesota,36;Lindor,Cleveland, 33;Bregman,Houston,32;Castellanos,Detroit,30; Merri“eld,KansasCity,30;Andujar,NewYork,29; Bogaerts,Boston,29;5tiedat27. TRIPLES„Sanchez,Chicago,9;Smith,TampaBay,7; Benintendi,Boston,6;Hernandez,Toronto,6;Moncada, Chicago,5;Gordon,Seattle,4;Jones,Detroit,4;More land,Boston,4;Profar,Texas,4;Wendle,TampaBay,4. HOMERUNS„Ramirez,Cleveland,30;Martinez,Boston,29; Judge,NewYork,26;Trout,LosAngeles,26;Lindor,Cleveland,25;KDavis,Oakland,24;Gallo,Texas,24;Machado, LosAngeles,24;Betts,Boston,23;Stanton,NewYork,23. STOLENBASES„Gordon,Seattle,22;Anderson,Chicago,21;Ramirez,Cleveland,20;Betts,Boston,18; DeShields,Texas,18;Merri“eld,KansasCity,18;Trout, LosAngeles,18;Benintendi,Boston,17;Smith,Tampa Bay,17;RDavis,Cleveland,16. PITCHING„Severino,NewYork,14-3;Carrasco,Cleveland,12-5;Kluber,Cleveland,12-6;Porcello,Boston, 12-4;Snell,TampaBay,12-5;Gonzales,Seattle,11-5; Morton,Houston,11-2;Price,Boston,11-6;Rodriguez, Boston,11-3;Sale,Boston,11-4.MONDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Boston5,Baltimore3 Minnesota8,Toronto3 TampaBay7,N.Y.Yankees6 Oakland15,Texas3 Detroit5,KansasCity4 ChicagoWhiteSox5,L.A.Angels3 NationalLeague L.A.Dodgers7,Philadelphia6 Atlanta12,Miami1 Cincinnati2,St.Louis1 SanDiego3,N.Y.Mets2 Arizona7,ChicagoCubs1 Milwaukee6,Washington1 Interleague Pittsburgh7,Cleveland0,6innings THURSDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague ChicagoWhiteSoxatL.A.Angels, 4:07p.m. KansasCityatN.Y.Yankees,7:05 p.m. TampaBayatBaltimore,7:05p.m. MinnesotaatBoston,7:10p.m. OaklandatTexas,8:05p.m. NationalLeague ArizonaatChicagoCubs,2:20p.m. N.Y.MetsatPittsburgh,7:05p.m. PhiladelphiaatCincinnati,7:10p.m. WashingtonatMiami,7:10p.m. L.A.DodgersatAtlanta,7:35p.m. MilwaukeeatSanFrancisco,10:15 p.m.FANTASYPLAYSThetradedeadlineisrightaroundthe cornerinMajorLeagueBaseballand withrosterturnovercomesopportunity indailyfantasy. The“rstbigrelievertradeisagreat exampleofhowquicklyagoodbullpen canturnintoabadone.ThePadres tradedbothAdamCimber,3.17ERA, 2.33“eldingindependentpitching(FIP) and2.80expected“eldingindependent pitching(xFIP),andBradHand(3.05ERA, 3.18FIP,2.89xFIP)toClevelandandin theirplacerecalledKazuhisaMakita (7.09ERAand5.63FIP)andRobertStock (ZIPsprojected5.54ERA,5.52FIP). TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos8232080112.350 AltuveHou10240063131.328 JMartinezBos9536472117.321 SeguraSea9338368123.321 MMachadoBal9636548115.315 MDuffyTB8232034100.312 TroutLAA10134573106.307 RosarioMin9739368120.305 BenintendiBos9536470111.305 SimmonsLAA9034047103.303 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. AlmoraChC922904993.321 MarkakisAtl9838657123.319 KempLAD9631447100.318 GennettCin9636260115.318 FFreemanAtl9838162121.318 DickersonPit9034348108.315 ArenadoCol9335566110.310 SuarezCin833135196.307 RealmutoMia742934989.304 YelichMil8633462101.302 ThroughJuly24 NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS„Blackmon,Colorado,76;Albies,Atlanta,75;Arenado,Colorado,66;Carpenter,St.Louis,66;Pham,St. Louis,66;Hernandez,Philadelphia,65;Baez,Chicago, 63;Goldschmidt,Arizona,63;Freeman,Atlanta,62; Yelich,Milwaukee,62. RBI„Baez,Chicago,74;Arenado,Colorado,72;Suarez, Cincinnati,72;Aguilar,Milwaukee,71;Story,Colorado, 68;Freeman,Atlanta,66;Rizzo,Chicago,65;Hoskins, Philadelphia,64;Gennett,Cincinnati,63;Kemp,Los Angeles,63. HITS„Markakis,Atlanta,123;Freeman,Atlanta,121; Castro,Miami,116;Albies,Atlanta,115;Gennett, Cincinnati,115;Anderson,Miami,113;Peraza,Cincinnati,112;Arenado,Colorado,110;Story,Colorado,110; Blackmon,Colorado,109. DOUBLES„Carpenter,St.Louis,31;Albies,Atlanta, 30;Markakis,Atlanta,30;Freeman,Atlanta,27;Story, Colorado,27;Baez,Chicago,26;Rendon,Washington, 25;Mercer,Pittsburgh,24;5tiedat23. TRIPLES„KMarte,Arizona,9;CTaylor,LosAngeles,8; Baez,Chicago,6;Nimmo,NewYork,6;7tiedat5. HOMERUNS„Aguilar,Milwaukee,25;Arenado,Colorado,25;Carpenter,St.Louis,25;Harper,Washington, 24;Muncy,LosAngeles,23;Goldschmidt,Arizona,22; Albies,Atlanta,20;Story,Colorado,20;Suarez,Cincinnati,20;5tiedat19. STOLENBASES„SMarte,Pittsburgh,25;MTaylor, Washington,24;Inciarte,Atlanta,23;Hamilton,Cincinnati,22;Turner,Washington,22;Baez,Chicago,19; Cain,Milwaukee,18;Peraza,Cincinnati,17;Dyson, Arizona,16;3tiedat14. PITCHING„Scherzer,Washington,13-5;Lester,Chicago,12-3;Nola,Philadelphia,12-3;Godley,Arizona, 11-6;Greinke,Arizona,11-5;Mikolas,St.Louis,10-3; Chacin,Milwaukee,9-3;Newcomb,Atlanta,9-5;Quintana,Chicago,9-6;8tiedat8. 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DEAR ABBY: I don't like my stepsister, and when she stays with us, I'm forced to share a room with her. The last time she was here I got so mad at her I pretended to send a text message on my cell and secretly took a picture of her as she got out of the shower. I knew it was wrong, but it seemed funny at the time. I sent it to my boyfriend because he doesn't like her either, even though he thinks she has a "hot body." I thought it would be a joke just between us, but he sent it to some of his friends, and now it's making the rounds. Luckily, she goes to a different school, so nobody has recognized her, but I'm scared someone will. I'd give anything to take back what I did. What should I do? -SCARED STEPSISTER DEAR SCARED STEPSISTER: You should be scared. What you did was shameful and dangerous. Not only was it an invasion of privacy, it is also a crime -distribution of a pornographic image of a minor. Now that photo is on the internet, you will not be able to take it back. Pray that no one in your family nds out, or you may be grounded, like, forever, and your boyfriend will be history. If the news does get back to your family, prepare yourself for a punishment like no other.DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 20 years and recently had an affair with a woman I'll call "Susan" I care very much about. My marriage was already in the nal stages of failure by the time we met. Over the last two weeks, I stayed at Susan's house on the nights I worked. Two days ago, without telling me, she went to talk to my wife to "get her side of the story." She believed everything my wife said and broke up with me. Susan has now blocked my phone number and told me to leave her alone. Is it worth trying to reach out to her? Susan knew when I met her that I was married and continued seeing me. I told her the wife and I were separating but living in the same house until the lease ends. She thinks I lied to her, which I never did. I was always honest with her. What do you think happened? -DUMPED IN CALIFORNIA DEAR DUMPED: It appears that your side of the story wasn't enough for Susan. She identied with whatever she was told and accepted it lock, stock and barrel. Because she wasn't mature enough to discuss it with you, she decided to cut and run instead. Lesson for you: Move out before you start dating again. It's not going to be forever -just until the lease ends.DEAR ABBY: My desk is situated right outside my boss's ofce. Her elderly father is in failing health, and while I'm not unsympathetic, each day for 30 to 40 minutes she takes personal phone calls with his daytime caregiver. The calls are always on her speakerphone with her ofce door wide open. I'm in a cubicle, so I have no door to close. Is there a polite way to encourage her to rectify this? -NOT DEAF IN SEATTLE DEAR NOT DEAF: Yes. As tactfully as you can, ask your boss if she would mind if YOU close her door for the duration of those conversations because they distract you from doing your work. 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 Photo of naked stepsister is no longer a laughing matter HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018:This year you have the ability to pull white rabbits out of a black hat. Use your strong ability to manifest more of what you desire. You sometimes take life too seriously, more so this year than other years. Do not allow yourself to become morose or too heavy. If you are single, you might attract someone who is somewhat cold and distant. Take your time before committing to this person. If you are attached, the two of you grow to a new level of understanding. Both of you seek a more concrete expression of your caring. CAPRICORN strikes you as savvy, but not warm or caring.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Making a solid decision often proves easy for you. An impending decision seems clear, but you could be blocking certain options that have not even crossed your mind. Start up a brainstorming session, and youll see different paths open up. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You know your expectations. Youll let go of ideas that no longer seem suitable. This ability to release is a developing trait for you, and will streamline complications in your life. A partner could be unhappy with your new exibility, but he or she will adjust. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You might not be psychic, yet some people believe that you are. You have the unique ability to know what is not being said. This gift helps you see results more clearly than the majority of people. It also often places you right where you want to be. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You have the ability to ride through a storm, feel each crosswind and still come out perfectly clear-headed. You will toss yourself into such a situation, or nd yourself in one today. Steam on through, knowing the results will be OK. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Pace yourself, and know full well what type of responsibility lies ahead. Feel free to say no to any additional requests that would make your schedule less manageable. You have the ability to make a difference, if you so choose. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You might nd that others seem closed down. You will want to walk in their shoes to understand what is going on with them. Once you do, you will inevitably become more sympathetic. You will see your positive efforts come back in multiples. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You see your work mounting. If you can defer any of the tasks that occupy your day, do; youll be much happier. Investigate a suggestion from a loved one. Though at rst this persons suggestion might seem crazy, it just might work. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) A serious matter could make you feel a bit down, yet when you stop and think about it, youll be able to see the silver lining. At this moment, you are unusually lucky and can get past several blockages. Realize what is happening around you. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) Curb a tendency to overspend. You might see good results faster than you originally had thought. Also, do you really want the reputation of a spendthrift? The unexpected occurs in your daily life. Just ow with it. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You might want someone more enlightened and clear-headed to give you feedback. As a result, when you get what you initially feel is a stupid idea, you will be able to make the necessary adjustments to improve it. Try to be more gracious. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You could be on the way to handling a difcult matter that you have sat on for too long. As a result, you will feel more upbeat. You could even attempt to take on another lingering issue or two. A higher-up admires your energy. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Ask for what you want. A friend might not be as connected as you believe he or she is. You could be shocked by this persons reaction, as it will become clear that he or she did not understand what you were asking. Try a different approach. | Wednesday, July 25, 2018 C7 TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, the 206th day of 2018. There are 159 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On July 25, 1994, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Jordan's King Hussein (hoo-SAYN') signed a declaration at the White House ending their countries' 46-year-old formal state of war. ON THIS DATE: In 1956 the Italian liner SS Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish passenger ship Stockholm o the New England coast late at night and began sinking; 51 people 46 from the Andrea Doria, ve from the Stockholm were killed. (The Andrea Doria capsized and sank the following morning.) In 1960 a Woolworth's store in Greensboro, North Carolina, that had been the scene of a sit-in protest against its whites-only lunch counter dropped its segregation policy. In 1972 the notorious Tuskegee syphilis experiment came to light as The Associated Press reported that for the previous four decades, the U.S. Public Health Service, in conjunction with the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, had been allowing poor, rural black male patients with syphilis to go without treatment, even allowing them to die, as a way of studying the disease. In 1984 Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savits kaya bec ame the rst woman to walk in space as she carried out more than three hours of experiments outside the orbiting space station Salyut 7.


C8 Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | BUSINESS 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 JJ FMAMJ 2,760 2,800 2,840 S&P 500Close: 2,820.40 Change: 13.42 (0.5%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 27,200 JJ FMAMJ 24,640 24,980 25,320 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,241.94 Change: 197.65 (0.8%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1280 Declined 1535 New Highs 88 New Lows 37 Vol. (in mil.) 3,380 Pvs. Volume 2,871 1,949 1,606 921 1933 135 54 NYSE NASDDOW 25286.62 25092.43 25241.94 +197.65 +0.79% +2.11% DOW Trans. 10888.70 10621.95 10648.59 -164.96 -1.53% +0.34% DOW Util. 719.06 703.37 716.61 +2.81 +0.39% -0.93% NYSE Comp. 12883.04 12814.04 12847.49 +53.44 +0.42% +0.30% NASDAQ 7928.79 7814.33 7840.77 -1.11 -0.01% +13.58% S&P 500 2829.99 2811.12 2820.40 +13.42 +0.48% +5.49% S&P 400 2005.16 1976.86 1983.01 -15.00 -0.75% +4.34% Wilshire 5000 29540.65 29298.04 29391.42 +28.21 +0.10% +5.75% Russell 2000 1706.83 1675.01 1680.20 -18.21 -1.07% +9.42% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 30.80 39.80 31.68 +.68 +2.2 s s t -18.5 -9.6 12 2.00 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 145.20 139.99 -4.67 -3.2 t s s +40.4 +37.7 25 0.24 Amer Express AXP 83.33 103.24 101.71 +.49 +0.5 s s s +2.4 +19.9 15 1.40 AutoNation Inc AN 38.59 62.02 48.18 -.71 -1.5 t t t -6.1 +13.8 12 ... Brown & Brown BRO 21.58 29.78 28.96 -.64 -2.2 t s s ... +35.7 27 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 45.26 +.31 +0.7 r s s -1.4 +3.2 77 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 33.39 -.78 -2.3 t s s -16.3 -12.0 16 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 76.27 112.81 108.30 -2.66 -2.4 t s s +12.8 +28.1 22 3.00f Disney DIS 96.20 114.68 110.70 -.39 -0.4 t s s +3.0 +5.3 16 1.68 Gen Electric GE 12.61 25.89 13.12 +.13 +1.0 r t t -24.9 -47.6 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 43.09 +.20 +0.5 t t t -27.3 -17.5 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 111.72 170.54 150.98 +.80 +0.5 s s s +6.6 +33.8 27 2.28 Home Depot HD 144.25 207.61 201.99 -.24 -0.1 t s s +6.6 +40.5 26 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 146.38 +.68 +0.5 r s s -4.6 +3.2 11 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 70.76 108.98 100.00 -.68 -0.7 t s s +7.6 +39.2 22 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 24.30 -.60 -2.4 t t t +31.4 +38.5 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 142.12 171.50 170.21 +1.38 +0.8 s s s +9.0 +19.8 13 4.44f PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 114.74 +.35 +0.3 t s s -4.3 +1.0 36 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 51.96 73.37 72.10 -.48 -0.7 s s s +11.6 +32.5 14 1.60 WalMart Strs WMT 76.03 109.98 87.96 +.33 +0.4 t s s -10.9 +17.8 21 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 24.80 -.30 -1.2 t t s -14.9 -11.4 31 1.00 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest Old man depression, you are through, you done us wrong.Ž „ Were in the MoneyŽ „ from the “ lm Gold DiggersŽIn the summer of 1934, the entire country was sweltering with record heat and suffering on multiple weather fronts. Three years of dust storms had culminated on an April Sunday, when the country was hit by the worst dust storm in history. Dust bowl conditions prevailed from Minnesota to Texas, and food production declined significantly. That summer saw 29 consecutive days with temperatures near or in triple digits. By years end, 75 percent of the country was suffering from drought conditions. In north Texas, the cicadas were too thirsty to chirp. Americans were dying from both heat and hunger. In an attempt to bring relief to working class farmers, Congress passed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, which raised taxes on 900 imports. But the import tariffs caused an international trade war, and the global economy hit a wall. The Great Depression then picked up speed and spread beyond our borders. What many may not remember is that before Smoot-Hawley, there was a tentative economic recovery afoot, and unemployment numbers had temporarily leveled. The Tariff Act helped negate the fledgling recovery and thrust the United States and the world further into depression. Tariff costs are almost always passed on to consumers. Makers of cars, appliances, and other products, when hit with tariffs, will often simply tack on that cost to consumers. We recently imposed 20 percent tariffs on the first 1.2 million washing machines imported this year. After that, theres a 50 percent tariff on machines, which is expected to take effect sometime in the fall. The United States imports over 3 million washing machines a year. The result? Between February and May of this year, prices rose 16.4 percent, the largest three month increase in prices ever. Washing machine sales are a small part of the overall economy. If the tariff talk stops there, consumers would hardly notice. But investors rightfully fear what could be next. For example, if automobiles, which are a much larger chunk of the gross domestic product, are tariffed at that same 20 percent rate, it would likely raise the price of a new car by at least $5,000. This would hit a major domestic industry hard at a time when sales are flagging. These increases will likely show up full force in the Consumer Price Index data later this year and early next year, just as the corporate sugar high from the recent tax cuts is starting to wear off. Beyond the headlines, what worries me most as an investor is that this will almost certainly speed up inflation at a time when the Federal Reserve has a hair trigger and is primed to raise interest rates. Raising rates into an already slowing economy tends to equal downturns. Rinse and repeat if you dare. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column Arbor OutlookŽ, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management LLCARBOR OUTLOOKFor consumers, tari s come at a far-reaching price Margaret McDowell By Colleen BarryThe Associated PressMILAN „ Fiat Chryslers second-quarter earnings presentation was meant to cel-ebrate long-time CEO Sergio Marchionnes achievement of eliminating all debt for the formerly troubled company. Instead, it will be overshadowed by his early and sudden exit for serious health problems and the debut of his replace-ment, Mike Manley.Credited with the turn-around of the Jeep subsidiary, Manley faces his first big test as the group CEO on Wednes-day, when he lays out the Italian-American automakers earnings and takes questions from analysts likely to focus on how he will manage hard-earned growth and profitability.Max Warburton, an analyst at research firm Bernstein, said the 54-year-old British managers outing would be a difficult baptism.Ž The finan-cial community, he noted, had assumed Marchionne would keep a hand in the business, perhaps as chairman to phone in his instructions.ŽThe uncertainty created by Marchionnes sudden exit was evident in volatility in the share price Monday, when the stock opened sharply lower only to recover. By Tuesday, its losses were fully recouped. Manley then got a vote of confidence from ratings agency Standard & Poors, which said Fiat Chryslers BB+ credit grade and positive outlook remained unchanged by the change in CEO.Di cult time awaits new Fiat Chrysler CEOMARKET MOVERS€ Alphabet Inc.: Up $47.15 to $1,258.15 „ Googles parent company topped analyst projections and investors were pleased with results from its mobile search business. € Biogen Inc.: Up $14.71 to $372.84 „ The drugmaker raised its annual forecasts after a stronger-than-expected second quarter.BRIEFCASEJetBlue shares drop after airline reports $120M lossJetBlue shares plunged 9 percent „ among its worst one-day declines in a decade „ after the airline reported a $120 million second-quarter loss on higher fuel expenses and gave a cautious outlook for the rest of 2018.Executives of JetBlue, the nations sixth-biggest airline, said Tuesday they will respond by reducing planned growth and redirecting some West Coast flying to more profitable transcontinental routes.In the past few days, JetBlue has announced it would cut an undisclosed number of jobs at its headquarters in Long Island City, New York, and it raised fares „ by $5 each way on most U.S. flights, and up to $50 each way on its premium transcontinental service called Mint.Earnings season is off to a turbulent start for U.S. airlines. Last week, United Airlines stock soared nearly 9 percent after it posted a sur-prisingly large profit and gave a glowing forecast for the rest of 2018. BERLINBMW executive joining German rival VolkswagenVolkswagen AG says Markus Duesmann is joining its management board from German competitor BMW. It isnt confirming a German newspaper report that the plan is for him to become CEO of the automakers Audi unit.Volkswagen said its supervisory board offered a job to Duesmann, currently the BMW board member overseeing that companys purchasing and supplier network. It said in a statement Tues-day he will take up his new position as soon as he is able to do so. Ž NORWALK, CONN.Four types of Gold“ sh Crackers recalledPepperidge Farm is volun-tarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish Crackers because of fears they could potentially have salmonella.The company on Monday took the action after one of its ingredient suppliers noti-fied it that whey powder used in a seasoning may be contaminated. The products were distributed in the United States and no illnesses have been reported.The recall covers Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion, Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar and Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel. The Associated PressBy Ivan MorenoThe Associated PressMILWAUKEE „ Harley-Davidson expects new tariffs to increase the companys annual costs by as much as $100 million as long as the trade dispute between the U.S. and other countries goes on. Executives with the Mil-waukee company spoke with investors Tuesday for the first time since announcing last month that production of motorcycles sold in Europe would move overseas in order to avoid retaliatory tariffs the EU is imposing on American exports.That announcement unleashed a series of criti-cal tweets from President Donald Trump, and there was no sign that the admin-istrations stance on trade would change, despite calls from within the GOP to do so.Tariffs are the great-est!Ž the president tweeted Tuesday. Either a country which has treated the United States unfairly on Trade negotiates a fair deal, or it gets hit with Tar-iffs. Its as simple as that „ and everybodys talk-ing! Remember, we are the piggy bank thats being robbed. All will be Great!ŽWith sales stagnant at home, Harley-Davidson has looked increasingly overseas for buyers of its iconic motorcycles. The company did not discuss Trumps criticism, but CEO Matt Levatich stood by its decision to move some pro-duction overseas because of the tariffs.It put further pressure on our business and we made the best decision based on the cir-cumstances,Ž he said.Harley-Davidson said its working with the Trump administration and other governments to try to get the tariffs removed.In the short term, the cumulative impact from the tariffs will increase Harley-Davidsons costs as much as $55 million this year, the company said. Costs from raw materials subject to tariffs, like steel and aluminum, account for $15 million to $20 million, and the EU tariffs add another $30 million to $35 million, according to Harley-Davidson.On average, the EU tar-iffs will increase the cost of motorcycles sold in Europe by $2,200, but the company is absorbing all of those costs, rather than passing price hikes on to customers.Harley was one of the high-profile American companies singled out by the Europe for tariffs, along with bourbon and Levis jeans. Farmers, too, are getting hit as agricultural exports are targeted overseas.The Trump administra-tion readied a plan Tuesday to send billions in emergency aid to farmers who have been caught in the crossfire.The tariffs rolled out by Europe took effect right at the end of the most recent quarter, on July 1, so the ramifications have yet to fully land at Harley-Davidson.The company on Tuesday, citing the tariffs, lowered its expectations for operating margins this year from 9.5 percent to 10.5 percent, to 9 percent to 10 percent.Throttling costsAs Harley looks abroad to juice sales, tari s hit home Harley-Davidson topped Wall Street expectations again on steady sales in Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, though shipments slipped by 11 percent in the second quarter, and the company warned that new EU tariffs would pressure operating margins. [NAM Y. HUH/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]

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