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SPORTS | B1VILLAGES STANDOUT TRE MANN ATTRACTING INTEREST LOCAL | A3ESTIMATE TO FIX HISTORIC MOTE-MORRIS HOUSE IS $1.1M SCENE | C1KOREAN WAR ARMISTICE MEMORIAL EVENT ON TAP IN LEESBURG @dailycommercial Facebook.com/daily.commercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Thursday, July 26, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ................A3 Opinion .......................A7 Sports...........................B1 Scene ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 207 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Ken Thomas and Paul WisemanThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Do nald Trump told European leaders Wednesday that the U.S. wants a fair trade dealŽ with the European Union as both sides sought to defuse tensions in an escalating trade battle involving some of the worlds biggest economies.Seated in the Oval Office, European Commission Presi-dent Jean-Claude Juncker told Trump that the two trading partners were allies, not ene-miesŽ and said they needed to work together to address recent frictions involving Trumps threats to impose tariffs on auto imports and EU plans to retaliate.We should talk about reduc-ing tariffs instead of increasing them,Ž Juncker said, as Trump nodded. The president again suggested the two sides could one day have no tariffs or barriers or subsidies on their products. We just want it to be a level playing field for our farmers, for our manufacturers, for everybody,Ž Trump said, sug-gesting the EU could also be a big beneficiaryŽ of a revised trading agreement.The negotiations at the White House came as Trump has touched off a series of trade disputes with global trading partners, including China, whom he accused earlier Wednesday of employing viciousŽ tactics aimed at hurt-ing American farmers.Trump wants a fair trade dealAmid escalating tensions, president calls for level playing eldPresident Donald Trump meets with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the Oval Of“ ce on Wednesday. Juncker told Trump that the two trading partners were allies, not enemies. [EVAN VUCCI/AP] An artists rendering of the Mars Express spacecraft probing the southern hemisphere of Mars. At upper right is the planets southern ice cap. The inset image at lower right shows the area where radar readings were made. The blue triangle indicates an area of very high re” ectivity, interpreted as being caused by the presence of a reservoir of water, about a mile below the surface. [DAVIDE COERO BORGA/INAF/ESA/AP] By Emiliano Rodriguez MegaThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ A huge lake of salty water appears to be buried deep in Mars, raising the possibility of finding life on the red planet, scientists reported Wednesday.The discovery, based on observations by a European spacecraft, generated excitement from experts. Water is essential to life as we know it, and scientists have long sought to prove that the liquid is pres-ent on Mars.If these researchers are right, this is the first time weve found evidence of a large water body on Mars,Ž said Cassie Stuurman, a geophysicist at the University of Texas who found signs of an enormous Martian ice deposit in 2016Scott Hubbard, a professor of astronautics at Stanford University who served as NASAs first Mars program director in 2000, called it tremendously exciting.ŽOur mantra back then was follow the water. That was the one phrase that captured everything,Ž Hubbard said. So this discovery, if it stands, is just thrilling because its the culmination of that philosophy.ŽWater buried beneath Mars surface, study predicts Mike SchneiderThe Associated PressORLANDO „ A dispute last week over a handicapped parking space quickly escalated into a fatal shooting and now the dead mans family is outraged that the gunman has avoided arrest, seemingly protected by Floridas controversial stand your groundŽ law.The family of Markeis McGlockton issued an appeal Tuesday for the public to put pressure on State Attorney Bernie McCabe to file charges against Michael Drejka, a white man who fatally shot the black father of three last Thursday upon being pushed to the ground outside a Clearwater, Florida, convenience store.Mr. Drejka is walking around the streets of Clearwater free as a bird,Ž Michele Rayner, Family wants gunman charged Red brick streets are replacing asphalt in the Ruby Street Stormwater Imp rovement and Beauti“ cation Plan in downtown Tavares. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] By Roxanne Brown roxanne.brown@ dailycommercial.comTAVARES … Work on the $5.6 million Ruby Street Stormwater Improvement and Beautifica-tion Plan, a project in downtown Tavares that has been under construction for two years, is nearing completion.Tavares City Administrator John Drury said finishing touches should be completed in time for most of the city's yearend holiday celebrations.The city will hold a street party to inaugurate the project sometime in November.It is the kickoff to the season when all of our northern friends come back to enjoy our great cli-mate, our great weather and our great events,Ž Drury said.The project's underlying purpose is to treat runoff storm water and direct it through pipes beneath Ruby Street to man-made ponds surrounded by wooden bridge and lush landscaping. Those ponds, which will be the centerpiece of a scenic park, will treat the runoff before it discharges into Lake Dora.A gem on Ruby StreetDisguised stormwater treatment project to be useful, scenicSee RUBY, A5 See GUNMAN, A5 See TRUMP, A4 See MARS, A4

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A2 Thursday, July 26, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com NATION & WORLDPUBLISHER Steve Skaggs: steve.skaggs@dailycommercial.com ...................352-365-8213 EXECUTIVE EDITOR Tom McNiff: tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com .........................352-365-8250 DIGITAL EDITOR, LIFESTYLES EDITOR Whitney Lehnecker: whitney.lehnecker@dailycommercial.com 352-365-8258 SPORTS EDITOR Paul Jenkins: paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com ......................352-365-8204 SPORTS WRITER Frank Jolley: frank.jolley@dailycommet.com ..............................352-365-8268 REPORTER Frank Stan“ eld: frank.stand“ eld@dailycommercial.com............352-365-8257 REPORTER Roxanne Brown: roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.com ............352-365-8266 YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR LAKE AND SUMTER COUNTIESPrint delivery available within the newspaper distribution area only. By submitting your address and/or email, you understand that you may receive promotional offers from Gatehouse Media and its related companies. 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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. Tuesday, July 24 Mega Millions: 1-2-4-19-29-20-x3 Lucky Money: 19-24-35-41-16 Fantasy 5: 2-7-12-18-19 Wednesday, July 25 Pick 5 Afternoon: 2-2-0-8-5 Pick 4 Afternoon: 7-7-7-4 Pick 3 Afternoon: 7-6-9 Pick 2 Afternoon: 4-1LOTTERY The Associated PressATLANTA „ A Georgia lawmaker says I will be resigningŽ after he exposed himself and yelled racial slurs on provoca-teur Sacha Baron Cohens cable TV show, according to a letter the Republican legislator sent to the speaker of the state House.Rep. Jason Spencer had vowed to serve out his term despite the fallout. Now hell step down at months end, according to the letter he sent to Speaker David Ralston. The text of the letter was given to The Associated Press on Wednesday by Ralstons spokesman, Kaleb McMichen.Spencers one-sentence note read: This email/letter is to serve as an official resignation notice to your office that I will be resigning my post effective July 31, 2018.ŽIn Sunday nights broadcast of Cohens Showtime series Who Is America?Ž Cohen poses as an Israeli military expert who persuades Spencer to take part in several outland-ish exercises. The lawmaker is told theyre making a counterterrorism video.Spencer repeatedly shouts a racial slur for black people after Cohen tells him the tactic is useful for drawing bystand-ers attention to an unfolding attack.He also drops his pants, then his underwear, before backing his exposed rear end toward Cohen while shouting USA!Ž and America!Ž Cohen told Spencer this would incite fear in homophobic jihadists. The segment also shows Spencer speaking with a mock Asian accent while using a selfie-stick to surreptitiously insert a camera phone between the legs of a woman dressed in tradi-tional Muslim clothing.Ralston and others had called for Spencers immedi-ate resignation.In a statement Monday, Spencer apologized for the ridiculously ugly episode,Ž but he initially refused to step down. McMichen told the Atlanta Journa l-Constitution late Tuesday that Spencer had agreed to resign.Spencer, of Woodbine, lost a Republican primary for his seat May 22, but he could have remained in public office through the November election.Georgia lawmaker to resign after ugly episode The Republican shouted slurs, exposed himself on cable showBy Marilynn MarchioneAP Chief Medical WriterCHICAGO „ Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only h elps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimers disease, a major study finds.Its the first time a single step has been clearly shown to help prevent a dreaded condition that has had people trying crossword puzzles, diet supplements and a host of other things in hope of keeping their minds sharp.In the study, people treated to a top blood pressure read-ing of 120 instead of 140 were 19 percent less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment. They also had fewer signs of damage on brain scans, and there was a possible trend toward fewer cases of dementia.This is a big breakthrough,Ž said Dr. Jeff Williamson of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina. He led the study and gave results Wednesday at the Alzheim-ers Association International Conference in Chicago. Theyre considered preliminary until published, expected later this year.About 50 million people worldwide have dementia, and Alzheimers is the most common type. Roughly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure under guidelines adopted last year that define it as a top number of 130 or more, rather than 140.High pressure can damage blood vessels and has long been linked to a higher risk for dementia. But its not been known if lowering pres-sure would reduce that risk or by how much. The federally funded study involved more than 9,300 people with high pressure. Half got two medi-cines, on average, to get their top reading below 140. The rest got three drugs, on aver-age, and aimed for 120.Researchers saw a 19 percent lower risk of mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, in the intensive-treatment group „ 285 cases versus 348 in the higher pressure group. About half of people with MCI develop dementia over the next five years.Study shows promise in battling Alzheimers diseaseLowering blood pressure cut risk of mental decline, researchers reportMargaret Graham, 74, has her blood pressure checked earlier this month. She participated in the multi-year study investigating a connection between high blood pressure and the risk of mental decline, and expressed optimism that it would help slow or stop the decline. [ALLEN G. BREED/ASSOCIATED PRESS] By David PittThe Associated PressDES MOINES, Iowa „ Many farmers remain critical of President Donald Trumps tariffs and the damage done to commodity prices and markets but were apprecia-tive Tuesday that he offered to provide some cash to help offset their losses.The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $12 billion, three-part plan that would borrow money from the U.S. Treasury to pay producers of soybeans, sor-ghum, corn, wheat, cotton, dairy, and hogs.The USDA also will buy the surplus of commodities that would otherwise have been exported and distribute them to food banks and other nutrition programs. That will cover fruits, nuts, rice, legumes, beef, pork and milk.The third prong of the plan is to help farm groups develop new export markets.The money comes from the Commodity Credit Cor-poration, a USDA agency founded in 1933. It has authority to borrow up to $30 billion from the Treasury at any one time to stabilize, support, and protect farm income and prices.ŽFarmers said they would rather have Trump settle the trade disputes with China, Mexico, Canada and the European Union and get free trade flowing again. A Band-Aid doesnt cure an illness, but it might make it temporarily better,Ž said Dave Struthers who grows corn, soybeans and hay on a 1,100-acre Iowa farm near Collins, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north east of Des Moines.Some farmers were more skeptical of the administrations actions, believing the midterm elections in Novem-ber had more to do with the announcement than concern for farmers.This is an election ploy. And we as farmers are playing the dupes again in this whole process,Ž said Wisconsin farmer Michael Slattery, who grows soybeans, corn, wheat and alfalfa with his wife on 300 acres in Mari-bel, Wisconsin. Slattery said he didnt support Trump in the last presidential election.I dont want free money. I dont want bailouts. I want trade. Trade is what works,Ž said Wanda Patsche, who grows corn and soybeans and raises pigs near Welcome in southern Minnesota with her husband, Chuck.But Mark Jackson, who farms with his son and his brother on 2,000 acres in southeast Iowa near Oskaloosa, was supportive of Trumps efforts to realign global trade to an improved balance for the United States.There is a tendency for a little bit of Trump piling on,Ž he said. Were trying to sort through a lot of the chaff to get down to the real heart of the issue to make this thing a little more equitable.ŽReaction from trade partners to Trumps tariff policies have pushed soy-bean prices about 18 percent lower and corn and pork prices down 15 percent from the time Trump began dis-cussing tariffs this spring. U.S. farmers are expected to grow 14.2 billion bushels of corn this year and 4.3 billion bushels of soybe ans, down some from last year but still huge crops.Experience has shown that trade wars and all this tit-for-tat is devastating to the (agriculture) economy and drives prices down,Ž said Richard Schlosser, who grows soybeans, corn and wheat in Edgeley, in south-west North Dakota. He called the Trumps tariffs government interference at its worst.Ž The temporary aid is more of an admission by the pres-ident of the huge impactŽ the trade war is having on farmers, said Mark Watne, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, which has more than 45,000 members in the state.Watne prefers better crop subsidies and other revenue loss protections in the massive federal farm bill that is being hammered out in a House-Senate conference committee, to guard against retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agriculture exports.Trade is what worksFarmers prefer successful global negotiations to cash handoutsMichael Slattery stands in front of his soybean “ eld in Maribel, Wis. Slattery said he while he will bene“ t from emergency aid, he sees it as a short-term “ x. He said he also sees it as an ploy to gain support ahead of the midterm elections. [CARRIE ANTLFINGER/AP]

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, July 26, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS TAVARESDistrict launches web pages for school safety referendumA referendum on the ballot for the Aug. 28 primary election will ask Lake County voters to consider a schoolsafety property tax of 0.75 mills, or 75 cents for each $1,000 of taxable property value.This week, Lake County Schools launched a series of pages on its website to explain the referendum. The pages can be found at www.lake.k12.fl.us/SchoolSafety.The pages include an over-view of the need, a breakdown of the cost for a taxpayer, the referendum resolution, language that voters will see on the ballot, links to voting information on the Lake County Supervisor of Elec-tions web site and a flyer that can be printed and shared.If the referendum passes, the tax would generate about $16 million per year to help the district cover the cost of adding resource officers and implementing mental health, alternative education and in-school suspension initiatives to support troubled students. MOUNT DORAMan jailed for threatening apartment manager with knifePolice charged a man with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he alleg-edly threatened an apartment manager with a knife.The manager of Oakwood Apartments in the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue said Armando Val-des-Colon, 48, approached him and asked to speak with him. The conversation reportedly became heated about the way Valdes-Colon keeps his apartment.According to an arrest report, ... the suspect ran toward him with a large butcher-style knife, raised the hand with the knife in the air, motioned up and down to indicate a stabbing motion, and yelled he was going to kill him.ŽValdes-Colon told police that he became very upset because has lived in the com-plex for four years and was continuously harassed by management.ŽHe was booked into the Lake County Jail on a $5,000 bond. DESTINFishermans gi-normous tuna ruled a Florida recordThe Florida Fish and Wild-life Conservation Commission recently approved the record status for an 826-pound, 8-ounce bluefin tuna caught by a Sandestin-based charter boat last year.A fisherman aboard the You Never Know caught a record-breaking 826-pound, 8-ounce bluefin tuna off the coast of Destin in May 2017. The fisherman who caught the large tuna was Rick Whitley of Destin, with help from Capt. Joey Birbeck and mates Dennis Bennett and Josh Goodson.This catch is one of five new Florida saltwater fishing records that were approved in the past year, according to FWC.Other record catches approved in the past year include a 4-pound, 8-ounce hardhead catfish caught by Ethan Pillitteri; a 35-pound, 9-ounce almaco jack caught by Lewis Sapp; a 2-pound kingfish (whiting) caught by Raymond A. Hathorn, Jr.; and a 26-pound horse-eye jack caught by Sharon Kartrude Pryel, an FWC news release said.Saltwater record holders receive a certificate of accomplishment and a prize pack, and beginning this year will be awarded a custom ink fish print to memorialize their catch, courtesy of Fish Print Shop.By Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Florida moved from worst to first in a new federal survey of job creation released Wednesday.The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Flor-ida had a net gain of 214,372 private-sector jobs in the last three months of 2017. It was the largest net gain of jobs by any state, according to the federal data.It also stood in contrast to the federal agencys last quarterly report on business employment dynamics,Ž which showed Florida leading the nation in net private-sector job losses in the third quarter of 2017, with a decline of about 134,000 jobs.Economists and state officials attributed Florida job losses during the third quarter to the Florida sees best jump in job growthFinished tools wait to be inspected on Feb. 1 at G.W. Schultz Tool in Tavares. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ The estimate is in for how much it will cost to rebuild dam-aged portions of the historic Mote-Morris house.Evergreen Construction says it will cost $1.1 million to refurbish the house, which was built in 1892.Now, the city must get with the insurance carrier and take other steps to inject life back into the old girl.Insurance will pay $500,000 more than what the policy calls for, and that comes to about $1.1 million, according to City Manager Al Minner.One of the hoops the city must go through is to send renovation plans to the citys Historic Preservation Board for approval.Voters approved establishing a historic district in 2003. There are 300 parcels in the district, which includes the downtown Rebuild inches one step closerEstimate to refurbish Leesburgs historic Mote-Morris house is $1.1 millionThe histroic Mote-Morris house caught “ re in the early morning hours of Feb. 20. The cause of the blaze has never been determined, though the site at Magnolia and 12th Street was an occasional hangout for some homeless people, city of“ cials said. [FRANK STANFIELD/DAILY COMMERCIAL] By Roxanne Brown roxanne.brown@ dailycommercial.comEUSTIS … City officials gave residents a glimpse Tuesday of Phase2 of Pal-metto Plaza, a passive park in the making on abandoned property in east Eustis.City staff met with residents at the site at the intersection of Palmetto and Kensington Streets and McDonald Avenue to show renderings and con-struction plans featuring amenities to the existing portions of the park inan area the state declared blighted.As you go through town, youll see a lot of people kind of hanging in their yards and neighbors coming over and theyre playing dominoes in their yard, so this actu-ally gives them a place to congregate,Ž said Eustis City Engineer and Public Works Director Rick Gierok. We want that. We want activity and to get it more thriving here.ŽPhase2 plans for the Palmetto Plaza project include a block restroom facility, upgrades to the existing event stage and seating for special performances and concerts, a walking promenade enhanced with colored concrete and etched bricks, concrete gaming tables with built-in checker and domino boards, Florida-friendly water garden planters that will treat storm water, pergolas and more.Phase I, which was developed with the help of AmeriCorps and Lake-Sumter Habitat for Humanity, includes shaded market pavilions, concrete pads, walkways, a community lawn area, electrical outlets and clo-sure of a through-street for pedestrian safety.Most residents at the informational meeting seemed excited about whats to come and hope-ful that the improvements will spark life and a sense of pride in the neighborhood.You put the rest-rooms, lights and parking in and you might be able to have something nice out here,Ž said Gail Thomas, who lives nearby. I hope everything is successful.ŽSome expressed concerns about the main-tenance needed to keep the area looking nice, the need for a playground and the lack of security.Im glad they are taking some input from the com-munity so they can make it better, more usable and available to us ƒ but one of the adjacent properties An oasis in east EustisCity leaders launching phase 2 of Palmetto Plaza projectAn artists rendering of Palmetto Plaza at completion. The project in east Eustis is jointly funded by the City of Eustis and a federal Community Development Block Grant. [CITY OF EUSTIS/ SUBMITTED] Eustis City Manager Ron Neibert (left) and Economic Development Director Ton Carrino, (right front), walk Mayor Bob Morin (middle right) and area residents through future plans for Palmetto Plaza during an informational meeting and open house on site Tuesday. [ROXANNE BROWN/DAILY COMMERCIAL] See PLAZA, A4 See REBUILD, A4 See JOBS, A4Valdes-Colon By Lloyd Dunkelberger News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE … Polling trends continue to favor U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in his Republican gubernatorial primary fight with Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.A poll released Wednesday by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initia-tive showed DeSantis leading Putnam 36 percent to 27 per-cent among Republican voters in the Aug. 28 primary, with 23 percent undecided and the remainder going to other can-didates. A May survey by FAU gave DeSantis a one percentage point lead over Putnam. The FAU poll is in line with other polls that have shown movement in favor of DeSan-tis, a three-term congressman from Northeast Florida, after Putnam, a two-term member of the state Cabinet, led ear-lier in the race.A key factor in DeSantis favor among Republican voters has been his endorsement by President Donald Trump, who is scheduled to appear with the congressman Tuesday at a Tampa rally.President Trumps back-ing of Congressman DeSantis appears to have pushed the congressman past the early favorite Adam Putnam in the Republican primary,Ž said Kevin Wagner, a FAU political-science profes-sor involved with the polling institute.But while Trump remains popular among Republican voters, the FAU poll showed his approval rating among all Florida voters is upside down,Ž with 47 percent disapproving and 41 percent approving.While the president can help Congressman DeSantis in the primary, Mr. Trumps underwater approval ratings may be a drag in the general FAU poll re ects DeSantis momentumTrump in uence felt in governor hopefuls rise over GOP rivalSee POLL, A4

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A4 Thursday, July 26, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comimpact of Hurricane Irma, which struck the state in September. They predicted Floridas job growth would likely rebound, which was veri-fied in the new report.The survey measures net job creation over a three-month period by comparing businesses that expand or open against businesses that contract or close.The new report underscored the nature of Floridas post-hurricane recovery, with the 214,372 net jobs created being the states largest quarterly total based on the federal agencys data dating to 1992. The states 601,026 new jobs in the fourth quarter of 2017 was also a high, according to the federal labor statistics. The quar-terly job creation was offset by the loss of 386,654 jobs during that period, the data showed.Floridas job growth at the end of last year was in line with the nation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a net gain of nearly 1 million private-sector jobs across the country in the fourth quarter of 2017.That compared to an earlier report that showed for the first time since 2010 more jobs were lost in the third quarter of 2017 than were created, with a net loss of some 140,000 jobs.The new report showed 49 states gaining privatesector jobs in the last quarter of 2017. The third-quarter report showed Florida and 26 other states losing jobs.Florida, the nations third-largest state, also compared well with its big-state rivals in the new survey.Only California, with the creation of more than 1 million private-sector jobs, outpaced Florida. But the nations largest state lagged Florida in net job gains for the quarter, with 134,282, according to the federal data.Texas created over 641,000 jobs in the fourth quarter of 2017, with a net gain of 103,721 jobs. New York had a net gain of more than 26,000 jobs, based on a total of 483,363 new jobs.Alaska was the only state with a net job loss in the fourth quarter of 2017, losing slightly more than 2,000 private-sector jobs, according to the federal data. JOBSFrom Page A3across from here is a very dangerous place to be. I dont even come this way at night,Ž said Regina Sapp, a resident of a nearby neighborhood. ŽIf the city can do a breakdown on that with the police force and everything available, possibly it could be a nice place for citizens to come out and use.ŽGiorok said all concerns, including safety issues, are being addressed.But he said the more activity the park generates, the less crime there will be.Thats a big part of doing this development project. When we finish, its not just abandoned property anymore. Well have the improve-ments here, but with that, well also have a lot of lighting,Ž Giorok said. That tends to drive out a lot of the undesirable activity and if weve got families, kids and people sitting around playing dominoes on the tables, theres a presence here and a lot of times, the illicit activities, if you would, are just going to leave.Its not as easy to do the bad stuff when youve got good peopleall around here.ŽThe project was launched in 2009 when the City of Eustis identified an opportunity for a community plaza at the site. The state awarded a $750,000 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant to fund the project. The city chipped in another $350,000 with money that will not affect residents tax rates in any way, officials said.Marbek Construction of Clermont is doing the work.To get to this point, weve actually dressed these few parcels up quite a bit. Now we want to enhance it more to where were drawing people in,Ž Giorok said.City Commissioner Linda Durham Bob said shes excited about the project because its in line with her philosophy of One Eustis.ŽOne of the things I firmly believe is that if were going to improve Eustis, we have to focus on all of Eustis,Ž she said. This grant money is an incentive to helpwith theblight because if you ignore that theres a place in town that needs the help, it hurts it even more.The more we show ownership of this area, the moreit will help out.Ž PLAZAFrom Page A3 business district.The board acts as an advisory panel but also has some authority to regulate big proposed changes in the district.The matter must also come back before the city commission.The entire process might take six to eight weeks.That would make it September or October before work could begin,Ž Minner said.The house caught fire in the early morning hours of Feb. 20. The cause of the blaze has never been deter-mined, though the site at Magnolia and 12th Street was an occasional hangout for some homeless people, city officials said. One man told police he saw people in the kitchen hours before the fire. It could have also been caused by an electrical problem, officials said.The house, which was moved from Main Street several years ago to make room for Morrison United Methodist Church improvements, has become not only an icon for the city but also the site for weddings and other special events. REBUILDFrom Page A3 Palmetto Plaza, an east Eustis park, to see more than $1 million of enahncements; improvements of“ cials hope will inspire neighboring residents into utilizing it as a gathering place where they can hang out with friends and neighbors. [ROXANNE BROWN/DAILY COMMERCIAL] election,Ž Wagner said.The FAU poll, which was conducted Friday and Saturday, showed the impact of Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greenes entry into the crowded Democratic field in the partys gubernatorial primary.Former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham of Tallahassee was leading former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, 20 percent to 16 percent, with Greene claiming 14 percent, the poll showed. Winter Park businessman Chris King was at 9 percent, followed by Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum at 7 percent, with 31 percent of voters undecided.It appears that the Greene candidacy is a game-changer in the race for the Democratic nom-ination,Ž said Monica Escalera, director of FAUs Business and Eco-nomics Polling Initiative. In May, without Greene running, Levine and Graham were the front-runners, now Greene is in the top tier of candidates.ŽIn the U.S. Senate race, Republican Gov. Rick Scott had a lead of 44 percent to 40 percent over Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, with 16.5 percent undecided, the poll showed.In other survey ques-tions, 86 percent of voters said they were veryŽ or somewhatŽ concerned about toxic algae blooms that are impacting Floridas southern coastal communities.More than 60 percent of the voters said they were concerned that Russia may try to interfere in the 2018 elections, with 39 percent of that group saying they were very concerned.ŽThe top issues for voters were immigration (29 percent), health care (26 percent) and the econ-omy (13 percent), the poll showed.The FAU poll surveyed 800 registered Florida voters, with an overall margin of error of 3.4 percentage points. The margin of error for the gubernatorial primary voters was about 6 percentage points. POLLFrom Page A3 A poll released Wednesday showed Ron DeSantis leading Adam Putnam 36 percent to 27 percent among Republican voters in the Aug. 28 gubernatorial primary. [AP PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX] Trumps defense came after his administration announced a plan to provide $12 billion in emergency relief for farmers who have been slammed by the presidents trade disputes with China and other countries.Chinese President Xi Jinping said at an international summit in South Africa that the world faces a choice between cooperation and confrontation,Ž in remarks that criticized escalating U.S. tariffs on goods from China and other major trad-ing partners. He warned that those who pursue economic hegemonyŽ will only end up hurt-ing themselves.ŽTrump has placed tar-iffs on imported steel and aluminum, saying they pose a threat to U.S. national security, an argument that the Euro-pean Union and Canada rejects. He has also threatened to slap tariffs on imported cars, trucks and auto parts, potentially targeting imports that last year totaled $335 billion.The president has repeatedly called the EU „ which includes many of the U.S.s oldest and most committed allies „ an unfair trading part-ner and even labeled it a foe.ŽThe European Union has warned that it will retaliate with tariffs on products worth $20 billion if Trump puts duties on cars and auto parts from Europe.But any trade dispute involving automobiles would have major ramifications for both economies. The EU has a huge stake in the U.S. industry, where Euro-pean companies produce almost 3 million cars a year, accounting for over a quarter of production in the United States.On Tuesday, Trump suggested in a tweet that both the U.S. and the E.U. drop all Tariffs, Barriers and Subsidies! That would finally be called Free Market and Fair Trade! Hope they do it, we are ready but they wont!ŽJuncker, joined by EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom, was expected to raise the possibility of talks between major autoexporting countries aimed at reducing tariffs on the auto trade world-wide, according to a senior European official who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe internal deliberations. And Juncker intended to discuss a possible EU-U.S. free-trade agreement that would reduce trade barriers on industrial products, including autos.Congress is increasingly uneasy with Trumps aggressive use of tariffs. Sens. Doug Jones, D-Ala., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., on Wednesday introduced legislation that would delay Trumps planned auto tariffs. The JonesAlexander bill would require the independent International Trade Commission to conduct a study of the auto industry before the tar-iffs could be imposed.These tariffs are a tax on American consumers, and theyre going to cost Alabama jobs,Ž Jones said.The Trump administration has imposed tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods in a dispute over Beijings high-tech industrial policies and has threat-ened to eventually target $500 billion. China has struck back with duties on soybeans and pork, affecting Midwest farm-ers in a region of the country that supported the president in his 2016 campaign.On Tuesday, the administration announced a plan to give farmers some relief. The U.S. Agriculture Depart-ment said it would tap an existing program to pro-vide $12 billion in direct payments and other assistance to farmers and ranchers hurt by foreign retaliation to Trumps tariffs.With congressional elections coming soon, the government action underscored administration concern about damage to U.S. farmers from Trumps trade poli-cies and the potential for losing House and Senate seats in the Midwest and elsewhere in November. TRUMPFrom Page A1The study, published in the journal Science,Ž does not determine how deep the reservoir actually is. This means that scientists cant specify whether its an underground pool, an aquifer-like body, or just a layer of sludge.To find the water, Ital-ian researchers analyzed radar signals collected over three years by the European Space Agencys Mars Express spacecraft. Their results suggest that a 12-milewide (20 kilometers) reservoir lies below ice about a mile (1.5 kilometers) thick in an area close to the planets south pole.Mars is very cold, but the water might have been kept from freezing by dissolved salts. Its the same as when you put salt on a road, said Kirsten Siebach, a plan-etary geologist at Rice University who wasnt part of the study.This water would be extremely cold, right at the point where its about to freeze. And it would be salty. Those are not ideal conditions for life to form,Ž Siebach said. Still, she said, there are microbes on Earth that have been able to adapt to environments like that.Our planetary neighbor has been a popular target for exploration, with rovers on its surface and other probes examining the planet from orbit. In May, NASA launched another spacecraft, the InSight Mars lander, that will dig under the surface after it reaches a flat plain just north of the Martian equator in November. MARSFrom Page A1Mars is very cold, but the water might have been kept from freezing by dissolved salts. Its the same as when you put salt on a road, said Kirsten Siebach, a planetary geologist at Rice University who wasnt part of the study. The president has repeatedly called the EU „ which includes many of the U.S.s oldest and most committed allies „ an unfair trading partner and even labeled it a foe.Ž

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, July 26, 2018 A5Bees Mats … or floating rubber mats in the ponds topped with flow-ers and plants … will suck up nitrogen and other bad nutrients or pollutants like fertilizers and oils present in storm water runoff. Once free of toxins, the clean water will be discharged into Dora Canal.Besides its environmental impact, the project is part of the citys plan to lure more people to downtown restaurants, shops and attractions along Ruby Street.This is a storm water project, and we are cleaning up our lakes but were finishing it off with a beautifully ordained street that will be appre-ciated by the public who come down here to enjoy all the waterfront activi-ties, our seaplane base, our splash park and of course, all of our restau-rants,Ž Drury said.One of the exciting components for me is that were doing the little things that sometimes people dont quite see, but really make the project,Ž Drury added.Drury said those things include aesthetically pleasing street and stopsigns outlined in blackat Ruby Street and surroundingjunctures, ornamentallight poles instead of the standard metal ones, upgraded Florida-friendlytrees and landscaping, park benches and streets made of herringbone crimson and amber coloredbricks instead of asphalt.In addition, Drury said anytelephone polls along the streetwill be removed and the attached lines buried underground.Its really going to look beautiful,Ž Drury said. RUBYFrom Page A1Beneath the surface, the project is an aesthetically pleasing way to treat stormwater runoff before it is discharged into Lake Dora as clean water. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] an attorney for McGlock-tons family, said at a news conference. This is essentially murder, plain and simple.Ž Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri last week announced he wasnt going to arrest Drejka and said the State Attorneys Office will make a deci-sion on charges.Drejka confronted McGlocktons girlfriend about parking in a handi-capped space without a permit while she waited in a car outside a conve-nience store, telling her to move her f-----car,Ž the girlfriend, Britany Jacobs, said Tuesday at the news conference.After exiting the store and seeing the argument, McGlockton shoved Drejka to the ground, and Drejka pulled out his gun. Seconds later, Drejka shot McGlockton in the torso, according to surveillance video from the store.The case fell under Floridas controversial stand your groundŽ law, which allows people to use force without retreat-ing if they feel threatened, the sheriff said.Im not saying I agree with it, but I dont make that call,Ž Gualtieri said at a news conference last Friday.The few seconds between when Drejka hit the ground and fired the shot gives me pause,Ž the sheriff said.But Rayner said McGlockton was merely protecting his girlfriend and two children who were in the car when he shoved Drejka and that McGlockton posed no imminent threat to the shooter. McGlockton was backing away when he was shot in the side, she said.There is going to be a lot of conversation ... about the stand your ground law and the prob-lems with the stand your ground law, how it dis-proportionately does not benefit people of color, how there are too many nuances in the law and its too loosely applied,Ž Rayner said. Ultimately, this case isnt stand your ground.ŽSome legal experts, though, said Tuesday that the case is a classic example of the stand your groundŽ law. The often racially-charged statute gained national prominence in 2012 after neighborhood watch captain George Zimmer-man fatally shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, claiming selfdefense. Zimmerman, a white Hispanic, ended up waiving his right to a self-defense immunity hearing and was acquit-ted of criminal charges at trial.Nova Southeastern University law professor Shahabudeen Khan said Drejka could have felt threatened while on the ground.The key issue that would help the gunman, its the physical position on the ground he is in because of that initial push,Ž Khan said. He fell on the ground. He is in a weak physical position and posture even if there is a few-second pause.ŽAdded Khan, The law allows him to do exactly what he did. That is stand your ground.ŽFor the past 13 years, Floridas stand your groundŽ law has eliminated a citizens duty to retreat before using deadly force in respond-ing to an apparent threat. A change to the law last year switched the burden of proof from defense attorneys making a case for it to prosecutors having to disprove the self-defense claim.Jacobs, who has three children with McGlockton, and his parents described him as a family man who liked to rap and draw.He didnt have to go like this! He didnt have to go like this!Ž she said. GUNMANFrom Page A1Michael McGlockton, right, the father of Markeis McGlockton, wipes the face of his grandson and 5-year-old son of Markeis, Markeis McGlockton Jr., as protesters gathered to voice their concerns in Clearwater. [LUIS SANTANA/TAMPA BAY TIMES VIA AP]

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A6 Thursday, July 26, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com BUSINESS 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 JJ FMAMJ 2,760 2,820 2,880 S&P 500Close: 2,846.07 Change: 25.67 (0.9%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 27,200 JJ FMAMJ 24,800 25,120 25,440 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,414.10 Change: 172.16 (0.7%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1768 Declined 1052 New Highs 82 New Lows 56 Vol. (in mil.) 3,512 Pvs. Volume 3,380 1,841 1,949 1588 1216 74 80 NYSE NASDDOW 25432.87 25113.55 25414.10 +172.16 +0.68% +2.81% DOW Trans. 10898.81 10621.56 10893.29 +244.70 +2.30% +2.65% DOW Util. 721.11 712.99 717.07 +0.46 +0.06% -0.87% NYSE Comp. 12940.27 12820.57 12933.63 +86.14 +0.67% +0.97% NASDAQ 7933.31 7838.76 7932.24 +91.47 +1.17% +14.90% S&P 500 2848.03 2817.73 2846.07 +25.67 +0.91% +6.45% S&P 400 1989.04 1973.94 1988.56 +5.55 +0.28% +4.63% Wilshire 5000 29651.51 29364.85 29635.70 +244.28 +0.83% +6.63% Russell 2000 1685.42 1675.05 1685.20 +5.00 +0.30% +9.75% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 30.80 39.80 30.25 -1.43 -4.5 t t t -22.2 -7.1 6 2.00 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 145.20 140.47 +.48 +0.3 t s s +40.9 +35.9 25 0.24 Amer Express AXP 83.33 103.24 102.63 +.92 +0.9 s s s +3.3 +21.3 15 1.40 AutoNation Inc AN 38.59 62.02 46.28 -1.90 -3.9 t t t -9.8 +12.4 12 ... Brown & Brown BRO 21.58 29.78 29.13 +.17 +0.6 t s s ... +32.2 27 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 46.09 +.83 +1.8 s s s +0.5 +4.3 78 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 33.42 +.03 +0.1 t s s -16.2 -13.6 16 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 76.27 112.81 107.05 -1.25 -1.2 t s r +11.5 +28.1 22 3.00f Disney DIS 96.20 114.68 111.18 +.48 +0.4 t s s +3.4 +5.0 16 1.68 Gen Electric GE 12.61 25.89 13.11 -.01 -0.1 t t t -25.0 -46.1 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 43.55 +.46 +1.1 s t t -26.5 -17.3 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 111.72 170.54 151.36 +.38 +0.3 s s s +6.9 +34.5 27 2.28 Home Depot HD 144.25 207.61 201.00 -.99 -0.5 t s s +6.1 +42.4 26 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 146.62 +.24 +0.2 s s s -4.4 +4.4 11 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 70.76 108.98 99.02 -.98 -1.0 t s s +6.5 +36.9 22 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 24.60 +.30 +1.2 t t t +33.0 +34.0 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 142.12 171.50 167.75 -2.46 -1.4 t t s +7.4 +21.8 12 4.44f PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 115.21 +.47 +0.4 t s s -3.9 +1.7 36 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 51.96 73.44 72.39 +.29 +0.4 s s s +12.1 +29.2 14 1.60 WalMart Strs WMT 76.03 109.98 87.90 -.06 -0.1 t s s -11.0 +17.1 21 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 24.77 -.03 -0.1 t s s -15.0 -15.6 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 By Alex VeigaAP Business WriterA strong performance by technology stocks and signs of progress in the trade dis-pute between the U.S. and the European Union powered the market to its third consecutive gain Wednesday. The Nasdaq composite closed at an alltime high. The major stock indexes jumped in the last half-hour of trading amid reports that a meeting between Pres-ident Donald Trump and an EU delegation had yielded an agreement to work on averting a budding dispute between the two trading partners. Health care and industrial stocks also posted solid gains. Phone companies and other high-dividend, safe-play stocks lagged the broader market. Homebuild-ers slumped on government data showing sales of new U.S. homes fell in June. Prior to the developments out of Washington, stocks had held on to modest gains for most of the day as investors drew encouragement from the latest batch of quarterly earnings results. Tariffs havent had an enormous impact on earnings, particularly in the manufacturing sector,Ž said Jeramey Lynch, global investment spe-cialist at J.P. Morgan Private Bank. We havent seen that so far. Earnings have still been strong because the potential impacts so far of tariffs are being more than offset by what we see as a very favorable mac-roeconomic backdrop.Ž The S&P 500 index notched its best day in more than a month, climbing 25.67 points, or 0.9 percent, to 2,846.07. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 172.16 points, or 0.7 percent, to 25,414.10. The Nasdaq added 91.47 points, or 1.2 percent, to 7,932.24. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks followed up its worst day in a month with a gain of 5.01 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,685.20. The S&P 500, the markets benchmark index, is on track for its fourth weekly gain in a row. Investors have been focused this week on company earnings, which have mostly topped Wall Streets expectations. At the same time, traders are still wary of global trade tensions, which have ratcheted up in recent weeks as the U.S. and some of its trading partners have imposed tariffs on certain products and threatened more. Thats why news that the U.S. and the EU are working to mend their frayed trade relationship injected a wave of hopeful buying into the market. Trump, speaking from the Rose Garden with European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker, said late Wednesday afternoon that the EU had agreed to buy a lot of soybeansŽ and increase its imports of liquefied natural gas from the U.S. Juncker, mean-while, said the U.S. and EU had agreed to hold off on further tariffs as part of trade talks aimed at averting a crippling trade dispute involving the lucrative automobile market. Tech companies lead US stock rally amid trade progress signsMARKET WATCHDow 25,414.10 172.16 Nasdaq 7,932.24 91.47 S&P 2,846.07 25.67 Russell 1,685.20 5.01 NYSE 12,933.63 86.14COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,231.40 7.50 Silver 15.533 .070 Platinum 833.80 4.20 Copper 2.8060 .0060 Oil 69.30 0.78MARKET MOVERS€ General Motors Co.: Down $1.83 to $37.65 „ The automaker cut its pro“ t forecast because tariffs have raised the price of aluminum and steel and the dollar has strengthened. € Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV: Down $2.28 to $17 „ The car company cut its pro“ t forecast because of dif“ culties in China and growing competition, and ex-CEO Sergio Marchionne died.

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, July 26, 2018 A7 Just less than a year ago, President Donald Trump overrode what he called his original instinctŽ to pull outŽ of Afghanistan, instead authorizing a modestly expanded U.S. mission in an attempt to shore up the deteriorating position of the Afghan government. The results have been mixed: While the Taliban has not achieved significant new gains on the ground, government forces there continue to suffer heavy casualties, and a military victory over the insurgents still looks unfeasible. There are signs of hope: in particular, an unprecedented three-day cease-fire last month that was observed by both sides and that saw Taliban fighters joining celebrations with government forces and civilians. After decades of war, many Afghans clearly hunger for peace. In that context, a new administration initiative an attempt to jump-start peace talks by opening a direct dialogue between U.S. and Taliban officials deserves cautious support. If it can be pursued without undermining the government of Ashraf Ghani, it is worth a try. Past diplomacy with the Taliban has failed because of the groups implacable refusal to talk directly with the Afghan authorities in Kabul; it insists it will negotiate only with the United States. The Obama administration tried carrying out secret talks with the Taliban while deceptively describing the process as Afghan-led.ŽPresident Barack Obamas poor relations with then-President Hamid Karzai and the Talibans failure to abide by its commitments led to the dialogues collapse. Several years later, the grounds for diplomacy look somewhat better. Ghani, who has proved to be a more reliable U.S. partner, is committed to reaching a peace settlement and has made strong efforts of his own to reach out to the Taliban and its sponsors in Pakistan. U.S. forces are no longer saddled with the rigid withdrawal timetable imposed by Obama, which gave the Taliban a strong incentive to wait Washington out. There are also signs that the insurgents have softened some of their extreme practices and share some interests with the government, including defeating the Islamic State and preventing the permanent fragmentation of the country. According to reports in The Post and the New York Times, the administrations strategy is to start talks with the Taliban with the aim of broadening them to include Ghanis government and Pakistan. To entice the rebels, U.S. officials are setting no preconditions: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hinted in a recent trip to Kabul that the presence of U.S. and other foreign forces could be a subject of negotiations. That seems reasonable and probably necessary, provided no commitments are made about a U.S. withdrawal before the launch of full-scale peace talks that include the Afghan government. The diplomatic effort could be hampered by the State Departments understaffing; Pompeo should fix that. The greater danger is that the Taliban and its Pakistani sponsors will conclude they can take advantage of Trumps lingering impulse to pull the plug on the U.S. mission. If diplomacy is to succeed, they must finally be convinced that they cannot induce a premature American withdrawal during what would surely be a long and complicated negotiating process. That will require U.S. patience something this White House has in short supply.ANOTHER OPINIONHope in Afghanistan ANOTHER OPINION San Francisco is permitting undocumented immigrants,Ž as political correctness demands we label them, to register to vote this November in local school board elections. Who doubts this is the first step by the left and Democrats toward full voting rights in state and eventually in federal elections? The claim by lawyers will be that it is discriminatory to allow undocumented immigrants to vote in local and state elections and not for members of Congress and for president. At bottom this is what the entire immigration debate is about. The former head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement was interviewed last week on Fox News. Thomas Homan had some important things to say about calls by the left to dismantle the agency. Whats incredible,Ž Homan said, is these politicians, members of the legislature, would much rather abolish a law enforcement agency than fix the law. ... ICE is enforcing the laws they enacted.Ž Thats because politicians, who often pass laws that exempt themselves, care more about their re-election than they do about having laws they passed enforced. Homan responded to the narrative promoted by Democrats and the major media that the overwhelming number of people arrested by ICE are innocents seeking a better life in America: People want to ignore the data and the fact that ... 89 percent of everybody we arrested last year had a criminal history, either a criminal conviction or pending criminal charges,Ž Homan said. We are prioritizing against the criminals. And abolishing ICE, there are going to be (fewer) criminals locked up. Over 100,000 criminal aliens have been arrested this year walking the streets of this country. That wouldnt happen if ICE wasnt there.Ž About a recent anti-ICE protest in Oregon, Homan said: I mean, to have protesters come and try to get in the middle of us doing our job, we had an office in Portland shut down for over a week. That means criminals werent being arrested, child predators werent being arrested, victims of child trafficking and sex trafficking werent being rescued, drug traffickers werent being arrested.Ž Sounds like good material for a Republican campaign ad. The media and Democrats (and even some weak-kneed Republicans) have been focusing on children separated from their parents,Ž though there are questions about their actual relationships. About that, Homan said: If anybody wants to look to whom to blame about child separations on the border, Congress needs to look in the mirror. I went up to (Capitol) Hill, ... and told them loopholes need to be fixed. One of the loopholes is the Flores Settlement agreement, which would allow us to detain families together in a dorm setting until they see a judge. But they failed to repair it. They failed to address it. They dont want to do their job. Its much easier pointing the fingers at law enforcement.Ž Here are some questions I would pose to the broadcast networks CNN and MSNBC: € Why have so few in the mainstream media spoken to Homan, and why arent you overpaid journalists asking some of the questions he is asking? € Who are these demonstrators who show up at ICE offices, at the border with Mexico and in other places? How do they get there, and who pays for their signs, hotel rooms, transportation and food? Are any of them being paid? € Do they have jobs, and if they do, how do they get time off to demonstrate? How many bosses would allow that? Not only is Congress failing to do its job, the major media are failing to do theirs. For Democrats, its a perfect cover for their ultimate goal: importing votes. Readers may email Cal Thomas at tcaeditors@tribpub.com.ANOTHER OPINIONThe name of the game: Votes for DemocratsYears ago, I got into trouble because I wrote a column criticizing women for breastfeeding in public. It stemmed from an incident in my office where a client opened her shirt and, without asking if I minded, affixed her infant to her breast without missing a beat in our conversation about H-1B visa options. When that caustic little essay hit the airwaves, I got called everything from Cruella de VileŽ to Lactose Intolerant.Ž The folks at Good Morning AmericaŽ interviewed me for a segment on breast milk, and edited my comments to make me look like Marta Goebbels, right before she poisoned her kids. Over the years, my views on breastfeeding have changed, and Ive actually come to appreciate its benefits. With age comes wisdom. I hadnt thought about the topic in over a decade, until this past week when I read about the Bucks County woman who killed her child with a deadly dose of breast milk. Samantha Whitney Jones was charged in the death of her baby after he overdosed from a lethal mix of methadone, amphetamine, and methamphetamine in her breast milk. The drug-laced milk was the result of Jones alleged opioid addiction. In an affidavit provided to police after her arrest, she admitted that she continued using drugs throughout her pregnancy, and even after the child was born. The baby died of cardiac arrest after a feeding on April 2. He was 11 months old. There is a sad, morbid symbolism in the fact that one of the most fundamental parts of motherhood „ the beautiful way in which the body provides nutrition for the newborn „ was transformed into a weapon of destruction by a drug-addled woman who cared more about her next fix than the safety of her child. Im sure that somewhere, someone is seeking sympathy for the accused. We are a society, lately, that has a great deal of compassion for criminal suspects, especially those who hide behind the catchall excuse of substance abuse.Ž Ive written about this before, when a wonderful young couple was murdered by an addict who then overdosed before he could even be charged with their deaths. At least in this case, this Medea is going to be held responsible for killing her child. The charge is criminal homicide.Ž In a just world, Jones would be charged with first-degree murder, because she weaponized her infected breasts by giving them to her baby. But we can at least be grateful that she will be made to pay for her crimes. Thats not a popular concept, these days. We talk a lot, lately, about the scourge of drugs. We are preached at every day, in the pages of newspapers, on the airwaves, by televised talking heads, and from the elected politicians who learn that courting the addictionŽ lobby can be a great career move. We are taught that criticizing the addict is wrong, and we are publicly shamed when we point out how they are destroying our communities. My friend Patty Pat Kozlowski, who is running for state rep from the 177th District, was crucified a few months ago when she had the guts to talk bluntly about the devastation wrought by substance abusers in her part of the city. Apparently, we are not supposed to point fingers at people who have a disease.Ž But when there is a baby who died because his mother was too damn selfish to go into rehab, or to give that precious child to someone with a better heart and an unclouded mind, the only compassion we should muster is for the victim. And we shouldnt tiptoe around how that victim was created: An addict refused to stop being an addict, and killed her baby. It really is as simple as that. Christine M. Flowers is a lawyer and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News. Readers may send her email at cflowers1961@gmail.com.ANOTHER OPINIONA formula for disaster: Addicted mom, breastfeeding baby OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com Cal Thomas

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, July 26, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com Atlanta B raves newly-elected Hall of Fame third baseman Chipper Jones re” ects on his career during an interview in the dugout on Feb 20 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista. [CURTIS COMPTON/TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE] The Chipper Jones story begins in Pierson „ but it always takes second billing to the fern industry. [STEVE HUMMER/TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE] By Steve HummerTribune News ServiceOn Sunday, Chipper Jones will be inducted into the Base-ball Hall of Fame. What began in the small north-central Florida town of Pierson and built through 18 seasons in Atlanta will come to rest in an upstate New York shrine.There is one more celebra-tion of the great Braves teams of the 1990s/early 2000s to be had, as Jones follows Bobby Cox, John Schuerholz, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and John Smoltz to Cooperstown.How would you, from scratch, make a Hall of Fame switch-hitter? How would you construct not only one swing that would hold up against the oncoming freight train of a major league fast-ball, but also its mirror image on the other side of the plate?Albert Einstein, somewhat of an expert on the subject, once determined that, The definition of genius is taking the complex and making it Destined for CooperstownBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comTre Mann has plenty of options when it comes to college.But, thats usually the case when youre one of the best high school basketball play-ers in the nation.Mann, a high-scoring point guard at The Villages, was expected to announce his col-lege choice by the end of July after narrowing down his list to Florida, Kansas and Tennessee. However, when he unexpectedly re-opened his recruitment on July 13, the door swung for other schools to make final pitch at luring Mann.And one looks to have, at least, piqued the interest of Mann and his family.The Des Moines (Iowa) Reg-ister reported this week that Iowa State has made inroads with Mann since mid-July. A source told the Register the Cyclones are actively recruiting the 6-foot-4 guard.ŽAccording to the Register, Iowa State assistant coach James Kane contacted Mann after he re-opened his recruitment and said there was mutual interest" between Mann, his family and the Cyclones. Kane had previously established a rela-tionship with Mann when he was an assistant coach last season at Dayton, one of the many schools who courted Mann during the recruiting process.HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOKTre Mann attracts more interestThe Villages Tre Mann drives past Wildwoods Oscene Mikell during a game in February at Wildwood. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] By Graham HallGateHouse Media ServicesGAINESVILLE „ Florida freshman football player Justin Watkins was booked on four charges Tuesday, including two felony charges, according to Alachua County court records. Watkins was charged with two misdemeanor counts of bat-tery and two third-degree felonies „ false impris-onment of an adult and domestic battery by strangulation, according to court records.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.A University of Florida Police Department arrest report gives the following account of the crime:On the late afternoon of July 20, police say Watkins struck his 18-year-old girlfriend with an open and closed fist on both sides of her head and on her shoulders while holding her down on a dorm room bed.He got on top of her, pinning her to the bed again, the report says, wrapped his hands around her neck and choked her three times, once for 15 seconds and twice for about eight seconds.Police say Watkins knew that she has asthma.UF police: Watkins beat, choked girlfriendThe Villages senior hoops standout re-opened recruitment on July 13 Watkins By Teresa M. WalkerThe Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. „ The only question about Tom Brady as quarterback in New England is when Father Time finally wins before the five-time Super Bowl champ decides he's done with the NFL.Same for Drew Brees in New Orleans or Philip Rivers with the Chargers.Aaron Rodgers is expected back at his usual level return-ing from injury for Green Bay, and Deshaun Watson tanta-lized before his own injury cut short a very promising rookie season. Even though it's been a while since Andrew Luck threw a pass in an NFL game, his resume gives him plenty of cushion as he recovers from shoulder surgery.Not every quarterback has the same grip on a starting job as Brady, Brees or Rodg-ers, and a poor game or sloppy start can lead to a spot on the bench. Add a promising rookie into the mix, the leash can be even shorter. Here's a look at some quar-terbacks who need to play well to remain starters as training camps open around the league: Jameis Winston, BuccaneersYes, Marcus Mariota must prove he can play all 16 games in a season, but the Tennes-see Titans already have picked up Mariota's fifth-year option for 2019. Same for Tampa Bay for Jameis Winston, the quar-terback taken a spot ahead of Mariota in 2015. Both are due $20.9 million in 2019 at what could be a bargain the way the market is booming for quarterbacks.On the other hand, Winston will miss the first three games this season with the quarterback suspended for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy after a league investigation of an accusation that the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner groped a female Uber Handful of QBs under pressure to produce quicklyTampa Bay Buccaneers Jameis Winston (3) looks to pass under pressure from Carolina Panthers Luke Kuechly (59) during a game in Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 24, 2017. [ASSOCIATED PRESS, FILE] For Chipper Jones, the perfect upbringing the small town of Pierson See MANN, B3 See WATKINS, B3 See NFL, B3 See JONES, B3

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B2 Thursday, July 26, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVAUTO RACING 4:55 a.m. (Friday) ESPN2 „ Formula One, Hungarian Grand Prix, practice, at Budapest, Hungary BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ The Basketball Tournament, Super 16, South region, at Atlanta 9 p.m. ESPN2 „ The Basketball Tournament, Super 16, South region, at Atlanta CYCLING 8 a.m. NBCSN „ Tour de France, Stage 18, from Trie-surBase to Pau, France GOLF 5 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Porsche European Open, “ rst round, at Hamburg, Germany 7 a.m. GOLF „ British Senior Open, “ rst round, at St. Andrews, Scotland 9:30 a.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, “ rst round, at East Lothian, Scotland 11:30 a.m. GOLF „ British Senior Open, “ rst round, at St. Andrews, Scotland 3 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, RBC Canadian Open, “ rst round, at Oakville, Ontario HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 „ Saratoga Live, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB „ Arizona at Chicago Cubs 5 p.m. MLB „ Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels (joined in progress) 7 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Minnesota at Boston OR Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees SUN „ Tampa Bay at Baltimore FS-Florida „ Washington at Miami 10 p.m. MLB „ Milwaukee at San Francisco SOCCER 7:30 a.m. ESPNU „ International Champions Cup, Atletico Madrid vs. Arsenal, at Singapore 7 p.m. FS1 „ Women, 2018 Tournament of Nations, United States vs. Japan, at Kansas City, Kan. 8 p.m. ESPN „ MLS, New York City FC at Orlando City 10:30 p.m. ESPN „ MLS, L.A. Galaxy at Los Angeles FC SWIMMING 11 p.m. NBCSN „ U.S. National Championships, at Irvine, Calif. (same-day tape) BASEBALL FCSL STANDINGSTEAM 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, ppd. DeLand at Winter Park, ppd. Wednesdays games Seminole at Leesburg, late DeLand at Winter Park, late Winter Garden at Sanford, late Today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.AMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Boston 71 32 .689 „ New York 64 35 .646 5 Tampa Bay 51 50 .505 19 Toronto 46 54 .460 23 Baltimore 29 73 .284 41 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 54 46 .540 „ Minnesota 46 53 .465 7 Detroit 43 60 .417 12 Chicago 36 64 .360 18 Kansas City 31 69 .310 23 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 67 36 .650 „ Seattle 60 41 .594 6 Oakland 59 43 .578 7 Los Angeles 50 52 .490 16 Texas 42 60 .412 24Mondays GamesBoston 5, Baltimore 3 Minnesota 8, Toronto 3 Pittsburgh 7, Cleveland 0, 6 innings Tampa Bay 7, N.Y. Yankees 6 Oakland 15, Texas 3 Detroit 5, Kansas City 4 Chicago White Sox 5, L.A. Angels 3Tuesdays GamesBaltimore 7, Boston 6 Minnesota 5, Toronto 0 N.Y. Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 0 Pittsburgh 9, Cleveland 4 Kansas City 5, Detroit 4 Oakland 13, Texas 10, 10 innings Houston 8, Colorado 2, 10 innings Chicago White Sox 4, L.A. Angels 2 San Francisco 4, Seattle 3Todays GamesN.Y. Yankees (Cessa 1-1) at Tampa Bay (Eovaldi 3-4), 12:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Taillon 7-7) at Cleveland (Bauer 8-6), 1:10 p.m. Detroit (Boyd 4-9) at Kansas City (Duffy 6-8), 2:15 p.m. Minnesota (Santana 0-0) at Toronto (Gaviglio 2-3), 4:07 p.m. San Francisco (TBD) at Seattle (Leake 8-6), 4:10 p.m. Boston (Price 11-6) at Baltimore (Bundy 6-9), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Jackson 1-2) at Texas (Perez 2-4), 8:05 p.m. Houston (Morton 11-2) at Colorado (Gray 8-7), 8:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Shields 4-11) at L.A. Angels (Skaggs 7-6), 10:07 p.m.Thursdays GamesChicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, 4:07 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Texas, 8:05 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Philadelphia 56 44 .560 „ Atlanta 54 44 .551 1 Washington 49 51 .490 7 Miami 44 59 .427 13 New York 41 57 .418 14 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Chicago 58 42 .580 „ Milwaukee 58 45 .563 1 Pittsburgh 53 49 .520 6 St. Louis 51 50 .505 7 Cincinnati 44 57 .436 14 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Los Angeles 56 45 .554 „ Arizona 56 46 .549 Colorado 53 47 .530 2 San Francisco 52 50 .510 4 San Diego 42 62 .404 15Mondays GamesAtlanta 12, Miami 1 Cincinnati 2, St. Louis 1 San Diego 3, N.Y. Mets 2 L.A. Dodgers 7, Philadelphia 6 Pittsburgh 7, Cleveland 0, 6 innings Arizona 7, Chicago Cubs 1 Milwaukee 6, Washington 1Tuesdays GamesMiami 9, Atlanta 3 N.Y. Mets 6, San Diego 3 Pittsburgh 9, Cleveland 4 St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 2, 11 innings Arizona 5, Chicago Cubs 1 Milwaukee 5, Washington 4, 10 innings Philadelphia 7, L.A. Dodgers 4, 16 innings Houston 8, Colorado 2, 10 innings San Francisco 4, Seattle 3Todays GamesSan Diego (Richard 7-9) at N.Y. Mets (Oswalt 0-2), 12:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Buehler 4-2) at Philadelphia (Arrieta 7-6), 12:35 p.m. St. Louis (Flaherty 4-4) at Cincinnati (Romano 5-8), 12:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Taillon 7-7) at Cleveland (Bauer 8-6), 1:10 p.m. Washington (Roark 3-12) at Milwaukee (Peralta 4-1), 2:10 p.m. Arizona (Ray 3-2) at Chicago Cubs (Lester 12-3), 2:20 p.m. San Francisco (TBD) at Seattle (Leake 8-6), 4:10 p.m. Houston (Morton 11-2) at Colorado (Gray 8-7), 8:40 p.m.Thursdays GamesArizona at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Miami, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Milwaukee at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. GOLF PGA TOURRBC CANADIAN OPENSite: Oakville, Ontario. Course: Glen Abbey GC. Yardage: 7,253. Par: 72. Purse: $6.2 million. Winners share: $1,116,000. Televison: Today-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: www.pgatour.comPGA TOUR CHAMPIONSSENIOR 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: Today-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: www.pgatour.com/championsLPGA TOUR AND LADIES EUROPEAN TOURLADIES SCOTTISH OPENSite: Gullane, Scotland. Course: Gullane GC. Yardage: 6,390. Par: 72. Purse: $1.5 million. Winners share: $225,000. Television: Today-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 cosanctioning 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: www.lpga.com and www.ladieseuropeantour.comEUROPEAN TOURPORSCHE EUROPEAN OPENSite: Hamburg, Germany. Course: Green Eagle GC. Yardage: 7,583. Par: 72. Purse: 2 million euros. Winners share: 333,333 euros. Television: Today-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 until 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: www.europeantour.comWEB.COM TOURPRICE 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: www.pgatour.com/webcomOTHER TOURSMENAsian Tour: Royal Cup, Phoenix Gold Golf and CC, Pattaya, Thailand. Defending champion: Shiv Kapur. Online: www.asiantour.com Japan Golf Tour: ISPS Handa Match Play, Hatoyama CC, Saitama, Japan. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: www. jgto.org 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. pgatour.com/chinaWOMENSymetra Tour: Fuccillo Kia Classic of NY, Capital Hills at Albany, N.Y. Defending champion: Nanna Koerstz Madsen. Online: www. symetratour.com Japan LPGA: Daito Kentaku Eheyanet Ladies, Narusawa GC, Yamanashi, Japan. Defending champion: Misuzu Narita. Online: www. lpga.or.jp AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP SCHEDULEFeb. 11 „ x-Advance Auto Parts Clash (Brad Keselowski) Feb. 15 „ x-Can-Am Duel 1 (Ryan Blaney) Feb. 15 „ x-Can-Am Duel 2 (Chase Elliott) Feb. 18 „ Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon) Feb. 25 „ Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Kevin Harvick) March 4 „ Penzoil 400 (Kevin Harvick) March 11 „ TicketGuardian 500 (Kevin Harvick) March 18 „ Auto Club 400 (Martin Truex Jr.) March 26 „ STP 500 (Clint Bowyer) April 8 „ OReilly Auto Parts 500 (Kyle Busch) April 15 „ Food City 500 (Kyle Busch) April 21 „ Toyota Owners 400 (Kyle Busch) April 29 „ GEICO 500 (Joey Logano) May 6 „ AAA 400 Drive for Autism (Kevin Harvick) May 12 „ KC Masterpiece 400 (Kevin Harvick) May 19 „ x-NASCAR All-Star Open (AJ Allmendinger) May 19 „ x-NASCAR All-Star Race (Kevin Harvick) May 27 „ Coca-Cola 600 (Kyle Busch) June 3 „ Pocono 400 (Martin Truex Jr.) June 10 „ FireKeepers Casino 400 (Clint Bowyer) June 24 „ Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Martin Truex Jr.) July 1 „ Overtons 400 (Kyle Larson) July 7 „ Coke Zero Sugar 400 (Erik Jones) July 14 „ Quaker State 400 (Martin Truex Jr.) July 22 „ Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (Kevin Harvick) July 29 „ Gander Outdoors 400, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 5 „ GoBowling at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 12 „ Consumers Energy 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 18 „ Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sept. 2 „ Bojangles Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. Sept. 9 „ Big Machine Vodka 400, Indianapolis Sept. 16 „ South Point 400, Las Vegas Sept. 22 „ Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va. Sept. 30 „ Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 7 „ TBA, Dover, Del. Oct. 14 „ 1000Bulbs.com 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 21 „ Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 28 „ First Data 500, Martinsville, Va. Nov. 4 „ AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth Nov. 11 „ Can-Am 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 18 „ Ford Ecoboost 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race POINTS LEADERSThrough July 22 1. Kyle Busch, 844 2. Kevin Harvick, 791 3. Martin Truex Jr., 740 4. Joey Logano, 679 5. Kurt Busch, 646 6. Clint Bowyer, 638 7. Brad Keselowski, 635 8. Kyle Larson, 606 9. Ryan Blaney, 584 10. Denny Hamlin, 583 11. Aric Almirola, 575 12. Jimmie Johnson, 522 13. Chase Elliott, 520 14. Erik Jones, 501 15. Alex Bowman, 453 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 425 17. Paul Menard, 424 18. Ryan Newman, 379 19. Austin Dillon, 379 20. Daniel Suarez, 359 POLE WINNERSThrough July 22 1. Martin Truex Jr., 5 2. Kyle Busch, 3 2. Kurt Busch, 3 4. Ryan Blaney, 2 4. Kevin Harvick, 2 4. Kyle Larson, 2 7. Aric Almirola, 1 7. Alex Bowman, 1 7. Chase Elliott, 1 7. Matt Kenseth, 1 7. Paul Menard, 1 LAPS LED LEADERSThrough July 22 1. Kevin Harvick, 1088 2. Kyle Busch, 993 3. Martin Truex Jr., 664 4. Ryan Blaney, 464 5. Kurt Busch, 431 6. Kyle Larson, 365 7. Clint Bowyer, 331 8. Brad Keselowski, 322 9. Denny Hamlin, 239 10. Joey Logano, 225 11. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 126 12. Aric Almirola, 124 13. Erik Jones, 77 14. Alex Bowman, 67 15. Chase Elliott, 45 16. Ryan Newman, 44 17. William Byron, 43 18. Michael McDowell, 31 19. Kasey Kahne, 30 20. Austin Dillon, 18 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. MINNESOTA TWINS „ Designated INF Taylor Motter for assignment. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Acquired LHP Zach Britton from the Baltimore Orioles for RHP Dillon Tate, LHP Josh Rogers and RHP Cody Carroll. Placed C Gary Sanchez on the 10-day DL. Recalled C Kyle Higashioka from Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre (IL). Optioned RHP Giovanny Gallegos to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. 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.BASKETBALL National 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. CLEVELAND BROWNS „ Signed QB Baker May“ eld. 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. 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) The Associated PressST. PETERSBURG „ The Boston Red Sox have obtained right-handed starter Nathan Eovaldi from the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league lefty Jalen Beeks.Eovaldi had been scheduled to start the Rays game against the New York Yankees on Wednesday but was scratched about two hours before game time.I assumed there was a possibility, of course, especially where I am in my career and the way my contract was for this year,Ž Eovaldi said before leaving Tropicana Field. I was assuming that I would be traded, but as for what team it would be, I wasnt thinking about that at all.ŽEovaldi can become a free agent after this season.The deal was announced less than 12 hours after Bostons main AL East rival, the Yankees, obtained reliever Zach Britton from Baltimore.Eovaldi returned this season following Tommy John surgery performed in August 2016, going 3-4 with a 4.26 ERA in 10 starts. He started 2018 on the disabled list after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on the elbow at the end of spring training.The 28-year old is well aware of the New YorkBoston rivalry, going 23-11 with a 4.45 ERA in 51 games while playing for the Yankees in 2015-16.Those games are def-initely exciting,Ž Eovaldi said. The fans are its kind of one of those indescribable tension is always high and its always a good series.ŽEovaldi has averaged 96.9 mph on his fastball this season, according to Statcast. He has allowed more homers (11) than walks (eight), and has 53 strikeouts over 57 innings.The division-leading Red Sox entered Wednesday five games ahead of the Yankees.Red Sox obtain Eovaldi from Rays for minor leaguerNathan Eovaldi emerges from the Tampa Bay Rays clubhouse for a press interview after being traded to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday in St. Petersburg. [MIKE CARLSON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, July 26, 2018 B3simple.Ž Then how does one build a player whose form of genius made hit-ting better than .300 both right-handed and left look uncomplicated, when just eating soup with either hand would be hard work for most of us?In the case of Chipper Jones, born of Larry Wayne Jones Jr., you would start the process a generation in advance.Chippers father, Larry J ones, remembers he was maybe 8 the day at Baltimores old Memorial Stadium when the New York Yankees were in town and Mickey Mantle went deep. As if it were a sign, Jones uncle caught the home run. From that moment, said Chippers dad, Even though the Orioles were my team, I worshipped the ground (Mantle) walked on.Ž And The Mick was a switch-hitter. Which is a little like saying Julia Child was a cook.Nicknamed Chipper because he was such a carbon copy of his father „ as in a chip off the ol block „ Larrys kid was born into the perfect situation for bringing up a ballplayer who might one day do something notable. Certainly, being a switch-hitter would be a key part of the formula.In tiny Pierson, they know a little about grow-ing things. Big Fern is king. There is no confusion as to where the priorities of this place lie when you drive in. Wel-come to Pierson „ Fern Capital of the World,Ž reads the sign at the town limits. Beneath that, clearly second billing, theyve added, Home-town of Chipper Jones.ŽLike just about everyone else in town, the Joneses had a fernery out back of the house. But it wasnt only florist green-ery being raised on that piece of ground.Chipper was the only child of Larry and Lynne, and as such was the sole beneficiary of their genet-ics and their focus. Both his parents were creatures of competition „ Larry a shortstop at Stetson (later a coach there and in high school); Lynne a well-traveled equestrian.It was the perfect sup-port system,Ž Chipper said. The perfect storm. My mom was an athlete „ a very strong-willed and strong-minded woman. My dad is to this day one of the two or three top baseball men that I know.All that combined with the fact that I wanted it.ŽHow many swings would go into the making of a Hall of Fame third baseman? The number had to stretch into seven figures, Chipper figures, without stooping to exag-geration in his mind.Start the count way back when he was barely old enough to stand, and father began pitching tennis balls to his son out back of the house. As Chipper grew and Wiffle-ball bats cracked and the grips of regular bats wore out, they improvised. They taped up PVC piping „ plenty of that around a bunch of thirsty ferns „ and turned that into passable hitting tool.His father invented a game to keep the batting practice fun. Chipper would pretend to be every hitter in a major league teams lineup „ most often the Dodgers „ and the naturally right-handed kid would turn around and hit lefthanded when it applied. Wily guy, that Larry Jones. Mickey Mantle would have been proud.Playing baseball in a place like Pierson could be consuming, because in that season, what else was there to do? If there wasnt already a place like Pierson where the American Pastime could flourish, Norman Rockwell would have invented it. And this Jones kid was pretty good at the game.His godfather, former long-time Stetson base-ball coach Pete Dunn, had a rule that no one under 8 could attend his baseball camp. Chipper got in at 6 because as Dunn said, he was so head and shoulders ahead in his development.ŽA buddy back home, Erik Hagstrom, tells the story of how teams seceded from the county Little League rather than continue get-ting beaten by the Pierson team led by Jones.Baseball was a joy. But working in the fernery was often a sentence. Like the time Chipper got a D in seventh-grade English. For six weeks, he ran home from school in the afternoon and he pulled weeds in that fernery until dark, took his meals in his room and he studied. You know what? He never got another D,Ž his father said. It was good to learn the value of stoop labor if for no other reason than to reinforce that thought that baseball was the much preferred option.By the time Chipper was advancing out of Little League, he was on the path to becoming a switch-hit-ter. That path came with multiple exit ramps, each a seductively easier route.He had coaches chirp-ing at him, who were more interested in winning that night than in developing the player,Ž Lynne recalled. There was a lot of that early on.ŽExample: At a Babe Ruth League state final, his coach beseeched the family to let Chipper go strictly right-handed. The answer was uncompromising. Nope,Ž Larry said. He didnt do as well as he probably could have, but I told people all the time that if youre going to make the commitment to switch-hit, you cant take every at-bat personally. Every at-bat is one more at-bat of experi-ence. And pretty soon, the experience catches up.ŽHe would leave Pierson and finish high school at The Bolles School in Jack-sonville to accelerate his baseball development. But even after the Braves took him with the No. 1 pick in the 1990 draft out of Bolles, there would be yet another fork in the road to the making of a Hall of Fame switch-hitter.Under the pressure of being the top overall pick, Jones got off to a terrible start in rookie ball (hitting .229 over 44 games). He broke his right hand two weeks before the draft fighting with a high school teammate, which had weakened his lefthanded swing. Trying to rehabilitate his numbers, Jones convinced his first pro manager to allow him to hit solely right-handed for a week. Higher up the Braves chain, they were not amused. Jones was informed that they had drafted a switch-hitter, and a switch-hitter he would be. As if to empha-size the point, they fired the Rookie League manager.You could say such con-viction to ambidexterity paid off. Over the sample size of a long career, Jones hit .303 left-handed and .304 right-handed. With more than twice the number of at-bats from the left side, thats where his power lived „ 361 of his 468 homers were left-handed. Slugging percentage left-handed: .405. Slugging percentage right-handed: .391. His old manager, a Hall of Famer himself, knew qual-ity when he saw it. Chipper had length in his swing and believe it or not, he never got jammed. You just dont see that,Ž Cox said.He did that little toe tap, and it was perfect. He never struck out 100 times (99 once, his rookie year). Great swing from both sides. Everybody used to turn him around and make him hit right-handed in tough situations, and he hit .300 both ways. It never bothered him. His swing was just beautiful.Ž JONESFrom Page B1In addition to Iowa State, North Carolina also appears to have gotten into the chase to secure Manns signature on a National Letter of Intent.A first teamer on the Daily Commercials AllArea Boys Basketball Team over the past two seasons, Mann averaged 20 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in 2017-18 for the Buffalo. In January, Mann nearly stole the show against national competition at the Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament when he scored 37 points against Abington (Penn-sylvania) Senior High.It was Manns second 30-plus point outburst at the MAIT, consid-ered among the nations top prep tournaments „ he also scored 32 points against two-time Class 2A state champion Miami Christian.In 2017, Mann powered the Buffalo to the Class 5A state semifinals. The Villages chances to return to Lakeland in 2018 were quashed when Mann suffered an injury to his right knee. Former South Lake football player earns national honor at UFSouth Lake graduate T.J. McCoy, son of former University of Florida and NFL standout Tony McCoy, has been named to the Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List for the second year in a row.McCoy, a redshirt junior at Florida, started nine games for the Gators in 2017 before suffering a season-ending injury against South Carolina. After being redshirted in 2015, McCoy made his college debut in 2016 against Kentucky.Over the past two seasons, McCoy has played in 16 games with 13 starts.At South Lake, McCoy played on the offensive and defensive lines, helping the Eagles to an 8-3 record and a post-season berth as a senior.East Ridge baseball standout commits to UCFNajer Victor, a rising junior outfielder and pitcher at East Ridge, announced earlier this week on social media that he had verbally committed to attend the University of Central Florida.Excited to announce that I have verbally committed to further my academic and baseball career at the University of Central Florida. Proud to say that I will remain a Knight.ŽVictor, an Honorable Mention on the Daily Commercials All-Area Baseball Team, hit .380 for East Ridge in 2018. He had six doubles, one triple, one homer and 12 stolen bases as a sophomore.On the mound, he fashioned a 3-1 record with five saves and a 2.20 ERA.East Ridge finished 12-12 last season. South Sumters Arredondo signsDiego Arredondo will continue what is becom-ing a family tradition.The former South Sumter baseball standout announced Tuesday he would attend Wallace Community College in Dothan, Alabama. His decision means an Arredondo will be on the Governors roster for at least one more year „ Arredondos brother, Cinto, played for the Gov-ernors in 2017 and 2018.Arredondo batted .418 with one homer and 19 RBIs for South Sumter in 2018. He also pitched, recording a 2-0 record with a 2.00 ERA and limited opposing hitters to a .189 batting average.He earned a spot on the First Team of the Daily Commercial AllArea Baseball Team as a senior, and was a second teamer in 2017.Wallace had a 42-18 record in 2018. MANNFrom Page B1driver during a ride in Arizona in March 2016. Thats not a great com-bination when Bucs coach Dirk Koetters job secu-rity already is at risk after a 5-11 record last season. Tampa Bay brought back veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, who started three games in Winstons place last season, for an experi-enced backup. Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ersJimmy G could do no wrong for the 49ers last season, winning five straight games after finally moving into the starting lineup. San Fran-cisco wasted little time signing the young quarterback to a five-year contract worth $137.5 million at an average of $27.5 million per season. The 49ers also re-signed receiver Marquise Good-win to keep a top target around.As good as Garoppolo looked, theres now plenty of game tape of him running coach Kyle Shanahans offense. Defensive coordinators, especially those in the NFC West, have had all offseason to figure out how to slow down Garoppolo. Tyrod Taylor, BrownsHelping the Bills stop a seemingly endless playoff drought wasnt enough to keep Taylor on the job in Buffalo. The Cleveland Browns traded for Taylor on the eve of free agency, and thats normally a sure sign a team is heavily invested in a player. Then the Browns went quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, selecting Baker Mayfield. Keeping Mayfield on the bench depends mostly on how long Taylor plays well. Joe Flacco, RavensThe 10-year veteran has missed a mere six games since being drafted by Baltimore in 2008, all in 2015, and led the Ravens to a Super Bowl in 2012. But the Ravens last reached the playoffs in 2014, and general manager Ozzie Newsome made sure to give himself options in his final year in charge. Not Robert Grif-fin III, who last started a game in 2016 with Cleveland. Newsome traded to get the final pick of the first round in April to select Lamar Jackson. Yes, the Ravens insist they want to develop Jackson and be patient. If Flacco strug-gles, Jackson, who threw 57 touchdown passes over the past two seasons in college at Louisville and won a Heisman Trophy, could start looking really good much sooner. Case Keenum, BroncosComing off the bench and leading Minnesota to the NFC championship game is one thing. Playing quarterback under the watchful eye of Hall of Famer John Elway in Denver is quite a different challenge. Keenum comes in as the starter after the best season of his career. Hell need to pick up where he left off to stop the Broncos quar-terback carousel, with backup Paxton Lynch, the 26th pick overall in 2016, sitting on the bench and, thus far, showing little when he has played. Patrick Mahomes Ii, ChiefsWith Alex Smith traded to Washington, all the pressure now is on Mahomes in Kansas City after he was the target of all those longing looks to the bench by fans during his rookie season. He looked good winning his first NFL start in last years regular-season finale. That wont help with expecta-tions remaining high for the Chiefs, who won the AFC West before blowing a wild-card game to the Titans at Arrowhead Stadium in the playoffs. NFLFrom Page B1Police say he confined her to the room by stand-ing in the doorway and blocking the exit.She said, I want to leave,Ž and, Get out of the way,Ž the report says. When she tried to leave, he grabbed her hair and belt, yanking her back into the room.The girlfriend sprayed mace in his face and fled, the report says. He chased her out the door and down the stairs. Police said he threw a wooden brush, hitting her left hand, and a container of hair grease that also struck her hand.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 Watkins then followed the woman to Vanguard High School, where he was not a student, and continued kicking her car. Watkins was subsequently charged for trespassing on school grounds.Watkins, a former four-star prospect out of East Ridge High in Clermont, enrolled at Florida in June for the Summer B semester. He was expected to contribute as a corner-back and on special teams.Mullen said at last weeks SEC Media Days that behavior accountability is something the team talks about every day. Every day we talk about decision making „ how that decision is going to affect you, how it affects your teammates, how does it affect your family, how does it affect our football program?Ž Mullen said.Stick up and look out for each other as a team. Thats a huge thing. If your actions are not helping us achieve those goals, we need to reevaluate your actions.Ž WATKINSFrom Page B1Florida Head Coach Dan Mullen, left, and East Ridge standout Just Watkins do the Gator chomp. [JUSTIN WATKINS/ TWITTER] Atlanta B raves Chipper Jones gestures while standing on third base during a game in 2012. [CURTIS COMPTON/ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS, FILE]

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B4 Thursday, July 26, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com Feb.11: ClashatDaytona(BradKeselowski) Feb.15: Can-AmDuelatDaytona(RyanBlaneyand ChaseElliott) Feb.18: Daytona500(AustinDillon) Feb.25: FoldsofHonor500atAtlanta(KevinHarvick) March4: Kobalt400atLasVegas(KevinHarvick) March11: CampingWorld500(k)atPhoenix(Kevin Harvick) March18: AutoClub400atFontana(MartinTruexJr.) March26: STP500atMartinsville(ClintBowyer) April8: OReillyAutoParts500atTexas(KyleBusch) April15: FoodCity500atBristol(KyleBusch) April21: ToyotaOwners400atRichmond(KyleBusch) April29: Geico500atTalladega(JoeyLogano) May6: AAA400atDover(KevinHarvick) May12: GoBowling400atKansas(KevinHarvick) May19: All-StarRaceatCharlotte(KevinHarvick) May27: Coca-Cola600atCharlotte(KyleBusch) June3: Pocono400(MartinTruexJr.) June10: FireKeepersCasino400atMichigan(Clint Bowyer) June24: Toyota/SaveMart350atSonoma(Martin TruexJr.) July1: Chicago400atChicagoland(KyleBusch) July7: CokeZero400atDaytona(ErikJones) July14: QuakerState400atKentucky(MartinTruexJr.) July22: NewHampshire301(KevinHarvick) July29: Pennsylvania400atPocono Aug.5: 355attheGlen,atWatkinsGlen Aug.12: PureMichigan400 Aug.18: NightRaceatBristol Sept.2: Southern500atDarlington Sept.9: Brickyard400atIndianapolis Sept.16: LasVegas400 Sept.22: FederatedAutoParts400atRichmond Sept.30: BankofAmerica500(k)atCharlotteroad course Oct.7: Delaware400atDover Oct.14: Alabama500atTalladega Oct.21: HollywoodCasino400atKansas Oct.28: FirstData500atMartinsville Nov.4: Texas500 Nov.11: Can-Am500(k)atPhoenix Nov.18: FordEcoBoost400atHomestead NASCARTHISWEEK FEUDOFTHEWEEK SPEEDFREAKSAfewquestionswehadtoask ourselvesCUPSTANDINGS WHATSONTAP QUESTIONS&ATTITUDECompellingquestions...andmaybeafew actualanswersGODWINSPICKS FORPOCONO 2018SCHEDULEANDWINNERS 12345678910 KENWILLISTOP10NASCARDRIVERRANKINGSKEVIN HARVICK Histurnup top KYLEBUSCH Scaredof Harvick? MARTIN TRUEXJR. Wasonly rentingtop spotherelast week KURTBUSCH Running wellenough toconsider winning ERIKJONES Roll interrupted by16that N.H. ARIC ALMIROLA Getting closerand closer CLINT BOWYER Itsbeen abadfew weeks KYLE LARSON Runner-up atPocono lastmonth JOEY LOGANO Fifteen top-10sin20 startsthis season TheDaytonaBeachNews-JournalsGodwin Kelly&KenWillishavecoveredNASCARfor nearly60yearscombined.godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.comken.willis@news-jrnl.comMOTORMOUTHS PODCASTThepodisimmunetothedog daysofsummer.Comein,be cool. Tuneinonlineat w ww.news-journalonline.com/ daytonamotormouths RYAN BLANEY Middle nameis MichaelTHREETHINGSTOWATCHNEWHAMPSHIRE THREETHINGSWELEARNED MoreimpressedwithKevin HarvickorAricAlmirola? GODSPEAK: Consideringhis age,givemeHarvick.At42,he knowstherewontbemany moreseasonslikethis.Making haywhilethesunisshining. KENSCALL: Almirolasperformancethisyeartellsyouhow muchofadifferenceequipmentplays.Italsotellsyou thatDanicasimplywasntbuilt forstock-carracin. Poconoagainthisweek?Isit timetomakePoconoaonce-ayearstop? GODSPEAK: Whenallthe contracts(nextTVdeal)are renewedin2025,Poconomay beaone-stopCupSeriestrack withanextraARCArace. KENSCALL: Absolutely. Especiallyifitbringsadate(or seconddate)toagreatvenue ...orshortenstheseason. WINNER: KevinHarvick RESTOFTOP5: KyleBusch, MartinTruexJr.,ChaseElliott, KyleLarson FIRSTONEOUT: TyDillon DARKHORSE: DennyHamlin DONTBESURPRISEDIF: Harvickcontinueswithhisseason trendofwinningconsecutive races. KYLEBUSCHVS.KEVIN HARVICK: Buschhadthelead, butthehandlingofhisNo.18 Toyotawasfading.Harvick wasfasterinhisNo.4Ford, tappedhimoutofthewayand tookthecheckered”ag. GODWINKELLYSTAKE: This Big3Ždealjustgotmoreinteresting.Aftertherace,Busch leanedonhiscarandsaidof thebump-and-run,Howyou raceishowyougetraced.ŽThumbs-upforKyleBuschafterNew Hampshirerunner-up?Aslightlyhesitantthumbs-up,buta thumbs-upnonetheless.Kylegenerally seemsOKwithrough-and-tumbleracing wheneverheturnsoutontop,buthes notalways“newhenhesthevictim. SundayatNewHampshire,hewasthe victimasKevinHarvickgavehimthe thump-and-runinthelatelaps.Itwas enoughtomoveonlookerstotheedgeof theirseats,wonderingwhatmightfollow.Andƒnothing?Notmuch.Kyledidsay,Howyouraceis howyougetraced,Žwhichsomemight seeasanominouswarningtoHarvick. ButitalsocouldvebeenKyleadmitting thathesbeeninHarvicksshoesbefore andshouldntcomplainaboutbeing ontheothersideofthattransaction.Ž Also,theresthis:Notmanyguysinthat garagewanttomesswithKevinHarvick. ThatmightvealsoplayedaroleinKyles newfoundcongeniality.„KenWillis,ken.willis @news-jrnl.com1.KyleBusch844 2.KevinHarvick791 3.MartinTruexJr.740 4.JoeyLogano679 5.KurtBusch646 6.ClintBowyer638 7.BradKeselowski635 8.KyleLarson606 9.RyanBlaney584 10.DennyHamlin583 11.AricAlmirola575 12.JimmieJohnson522 13.ChaseElliott520 14.ErikJones501 15.AlexBowman453 16.RickyStenhouseJr.425 17.PaulMenard424 18.RyanNewman379 19.AustinDillon378 20.DanielSuarez359 CUPSERIES: GanderOutdoors400 SITE: PoconoRaceway(2.5-miletriangle) SCHEDULE: Saturday,practice(CNBC, 9a.m.and11:30a.m.),qualifying(NBC SportsNetwork,4p.m.).Sunday,race (NBCSportsNetwork,coveragebeginsat 2p.m.;green”ag,2:45p.m.) XFINITY: U.S.Cellular250 SITE: IowaSpeedway(0.875-mileoval) SCHEDULE: Friday,practice(NBCSports Network,5p.m.and6:30p.m.).Saturday, qualifying(NBCSportsNetwork,3p.m.), race(NBCSportsNetwork,5:30p.m.) CAMPINGWORLDTRUCKS: GanderOutdoors150 SITE: PoconoRaceway TVSCHEDULE: Saturday,race(FoxSports 1,1p.m.)1.FewleoversAsmanyas40stockcarscanstart aCupSeriesrace,butonlythree driversarewinning,andsothe Big3Žisaliveandwell.Through 20races,KevinHarvick,KyleBusch andMartinTruexJr.havewon15 ofthem.HarvickandBuschhave “nished1-2fourtimesthisseason.2.DennysdealDennyHamlinhasthefeelofthat guypaddlingharderbutgoing slowerintherowboat.He“nished 13thatNewHampshire.(Thecar) justwouldnotturn,Žhesaid.Ithink ourcarshavespeed,wejusthaveto dothebesttogetoursetuponthere thatwecanbeaggressivewith.Ž3.HeadtoheadIntheirhead-to-headstatistical comparisonintheNo.6Roush Fenway RacingFord,TrevorBayne hasscoredthebest“nishthis season.Hewas12thatTexas.Matt Kensethsbest“nishwas13that Pocono.Kensethwas15thatNew Hampshire,withPocono2ondeck.„GodwinKelly,godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comKevinHarvickisallsmilesashe holdsupalargelobsterinVictory LaneafterwinningSundaysraceat NewHampshire.[AP/MARYSCHWALM] 1.PoconodjvuIfitseemsliketheCupSerieswas justatPoconoRaceway,youare notgoingbananas.NASCARheldan eventthereonJune3,andsixraces later,theyarebackinthemountain regionofPennsylvania.TheTricky TriangleŽhaslongbeenthetrack withtwoCupracedatesclosest together.Thistraditionstartedin 1982whenBobbyAllisonsweptboth racesthatseason.2.CharlottecrashesTheCharlotteroad-courseracelater thisseasonshouldbeinteresting. Severaldriverscrashedheavily(as theysayinsports-carracing)after anopentestontheof“ciallydubbed andtrademarkedROVAL(road course/oval).Thetrackwillusethe roadcourseforitsSept.30Cup Seriesplayoffrace.WilliamByron gottheworstofit.HisNo.24HendrickMotorsportsChevroletfailed tomakethehardleftturnoffthe ovalandslammedintoatemporary tirebarrier.3.Sillyseason?Itsgettingtothattimeofyearwhen rumorsstart”yingaboutthestatus ofteams,driversandsponsorsfor thenextseasonofcompetition.Kurt Buschhasstartedtalkingabouthis lackofacontractwithStewart-Haas Racingin2019.Meanwhile,Jimmie JohnsonwilllosehisprimarysponsorLowesafter2018runsitscourse, and5-hourEnergywontbeback nextyearwithMartinTruexJr.Allof thisnewsisnotsosilly.„GodwinKelly,godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.com Notlongago,MartinTruexJr.celebratedwithaburnoutafter winningJunesPoconoRacewayCuprace.[AP/DERIKHAMILTON] POCONO

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, July 26, 2018 C1 SCENETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comBy Linda Florea CorrespondentA slapstick comedy, a musi-cal comedy and an original youth play are all in the lineup for the weekend.Charleys Aunt,Ž in its second week at the Moonlight Players in Clermont, proves in a zany way that anything that can go wrong, will.The Icehouse Players in Mount Dora offer some familiar tunes set to dance in the musi-cal comedy Sweet Charity.Ž Set in the groovy 1960s, Char-ity Valentine looks for true love.And this weekend only, the Melon Patch Youth Program students perform Alice Meets Wonderland,Ž an original adaptation paying homage to the Lewis Carroll classic. CHARLEYS AUNTThe Moonlight Players in Clermont presents the witty, slapstick, fast-paced comedy Charleys Aunt,Ž on stage until Aug. 5.In the show, Charley and Jack love Amy and Kitty. Amy is about to go away, and Charley thinks he may miss his oppor-tunity to ask for her hand. Then he discovers that his aunt, a Brazilian woman he hardly knows, is coming for lunch, and things dont go as planned. Donna Lucia, the aunt, is late, and their friend, Lord Fancourt Babberley, shows up in drag as Donna Lucia. Its a wild ride of mistaken identity, young love, old love, angry uncles and one beautiful, exotic aunt.The cast includes Tad Kincaid as Jack Chesney; Jakob Preston as Charles Wykeham; Caleb Jones as Lord Fancourt Bab-berly; Daren Aklan as Brassett; Shelly Bradford as Donna Lucia DAlvadorez; Jillian Howard as Amy Spettigue; Caitlin Nicholas as Kitty Verdun; Hood Roberts as Stephen Spettigue; Shelley Whittle as Colonel Sir Francis; and Cassidy Lynch as Ela Delahay.Tickets are: $20 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children. Details: moonlight-players.com. SWEET CHARITYThe Icehouse Players in Mount Dora bring the musical comedy Sweet Charity,Ž to the Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse, 1100 N. Unser St. in Mount Dora through Aug. 5.Its the 1960s, and dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine looks for true love with a shy accountant named Oscar. The music is by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. The Broadway show was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse. Songs include Big Spender,Ž If They Could See Me NowŽ and Theres Gotta Be Something Better Than This.Ž Its a fun and nostalgic look back at the 1960s,Ž said Direc-tor Darlin Barry. Its got some great songs in it, and is a fan-tastic dance vehicle. Theres an all-star cast with some of our favorite people.ŽTickets are $22 Wednesday and Thursdays, $24 Friday through Sunday and $15 for students. The production is rated PG-15. Details: icehous-etheatre.com. ALICE MEETS WONDERLANDThe Melon Patch Youth Programs original adapta-tion of the classic Alice stories and their origins, Alice Meets Wonderland,Ž plays this week-end for three performances, 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Melon ON STAGETwo comedies, one fantasy ll weekend By Linda Florea CorrespondentSay goodbye to July with a final weekend packed with events.Military history is in focus on Friday, the 65th anni-versary of the signing of the armistice that ended hostilities in Korea. There will be a memorial event at the Veterans Memorial Park in Leesburg.The Rails and Ales Brew Train leaves the station in Mount Dora on Sunday for a ride that will include beer tastings and pub snacks.The last weekend in July also brings the end to the Lakeridge Summer Music Series on Saturday and the Mount Dora Summer Concert Series on Friday. Its also your last chance to get in on July Dining Month in Mount Dora with a special dinner by select local restau-rants in conjunction with the concerts.Kick back or kick up your heels at Paquettes Farmall Museum on Saturday with a country music concert. Heres whats On Tap this weekend: Armistice Memorial EventCelebrate the 65th anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War at 1 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memo-rial Park in Leesburg. Major Gen. John McWaters is the guest speaker. The unveiling of the Korean memorial monument with the names of current and past Korean War veterans of Chapter 169 will take place after the ceremony. Rails and Ales Brew TrainSample some summer ales in style with the Rails and Ales Brew Train departing Mount Dora at 3:40 p.m. Sunday for a 75-minute ride to Tavares and back. Tables seat four, so be sure to bring some friends. The Magical Meat Boutique will be pro-viding pub style snacks.Beers for sampling include Bells Pooltime Ale, Left Hand Brewing Co.s Juicy Goodness Dry-hopped Golden Ale and Peach Beer-llini Radler, JDubs Brewing Co. Passion Fruit and Mango Wheat Ale, Central 28 Beer Co. Trekker bier Saison/ Farmhouse Ale, M.I.A. Brewing Co.s Key Lime Hard Sparkling Water, Sun King Brewery Pachanga and Crabbies Curiously Crisp Scottish Raspberry.Tickets: $39.97 at eztrain-ticket.com or 352-742-7200.Lakeridge Summer Music SeriesLakeridge Winerys Summer Music Series features the Mike Quick Band on the outside stage and Jeff Whitfield in the Wine & Cheese Bar on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food will be avail-able for purchase, along with complimentary winery tours and tastings. The event is free. Mount Dora Summer Concert SeriesCatch the last of the Mount Dora Summer Concert Series from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday with Leaving Haven on stage at Sunset Park, 230 W. Fourth Ave. The event is free. July Dining MonthIn conjunction with the Mount Dora Summer Concert Series, July Dining Month offers concertgoers a three-course dinner specially crafted by chefs for $35 per person plus tax and gratuity every Friday. Participating restaurants include Pisces Rising, 1921 by Norman Van Aken, The Bavarian Haus, Shiva Indian Restaurant, and Cafe Gianni. Reservations are recommended. A portion of proceeds goes to Lake Cares Food Pantry. Country Music ConcertCountry music takes the stage at Paquettes Histori-cal Farmall Museum, 615 S. Whitney Road in Leesburg, which hosts songwriter and recording artist Randy McNeeley along with Spayed Koolie in Tractors, Trucks and Buffalo concert from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Show Barn. If you feel like kicking up your heels a bit, Jan Walter, a line dance instructor from The Villages, will lead the dancing. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 at Paquettes or EZTick-ets.net. paquettes number, 352-728-3588 Historic Comedy Tour of Mount DoraExperience the most hys-terical and historical tour of Mount Dora on a one-hour City Comedy Tour on the Fun Bus, with tours at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays. The all-ages tour LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT SCENEOn Tap this weekendEvents include the solemn, musical, artful, magical, even hystericalCelebrate the 65th anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War at 1 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Park in Leesburg. Al Alexander More Content NowImagine what it would be like to be 19, and through serendipitous circumstances, suddenly discover that you have two brothers who look exactly like you, smoke the same cigarettes and share the same attraction to olderŽ women. Thats what happened to Bobby Shafran at the end of the summer of 1980. It was his first day as a student at Sullivan County Community College in upstate New York. He was a stranger, but he wasnt treated like one. Ah, to the contrary, he was swarmed by his fellow stu-dents, who hugged, kissed and warmly asked How was your summer?Ž And why did they all call him EddyŽ?A few hours later, with an assist from a sharp-thinking dorm mate and a long-distance call, Bobby found his answer. He had a twin brother, Eddy Galland, from whom he was separated at birth. They meet, clown around like theyve known each other their entire lives and fall instantly in love. A local reporter is sum-moned with the promise of an amazingŽ story. It appears in Newsday, where a 19-yearold kid on Long Island, David Kellman, spots the twins. Its like looking in the mirror. He contacts the pair, discovers they, too, were born on July 12, 1961. And that they were adopted. The twins are now triplets. The media descends.Suddenly, theyre on the front of every newspaper and magazine, booking gigs on DonahueŽ and The Today Show.Ž Theres no waiting in line at Studio 54. They meet Madonna „ Madonna!!! She invites them to make a cameo in her very first movie, Des-perately Seeking Susan.Ž Can it get any better than this? Sadly, that turns out to be a big, fat no,Ž And Tim War-dles absorbing, but troubling, documentary, Three Identical StrangersŽ tells us why. Heres where Id advise you to read no other reviews and avoid friends whove already seen it, because the less you know going in, the more this incredible movie will engulf you.By the end, youll be angry, spent, and overflowing with empathy for these three boys,Ž who through no fault of their own, were ground up and spit out by a Cold War industrial complex that thought nothing of peoples lives so long as it advanced our knowledge of human behavior. As one of the broth-ers tells Wardle, it was like some Nazi s---.Ž Worse, the boys werent the only siblings involved. There were several others, leaving you to wonder, how could something so sick be endorsed by the government, universities and family advocates.ŽThats just the beginning as to why Wardles remarkable film is so engrossing. Its also because of his skills as a master storyteller, releasing pieces of the fable like bread crumbs that keep us following this dark tale deep into the abyss. In literary terms, its a real page-turner,Ž a summer read thats an electroshock to your every thought and nerve. And its not just the brothers caught up in this emotional riptide. So are the surviving parents and the spouses. Oh, the spouses, one of whom is sporting baggage you wouldnt want to wish upon your worst enemy.Mental illness also eventually enters the picture. How could it not? And what it all comes down to is so simple that it breaks your heart. And thats the mere fact that too much attention was paid to the traits the brothers shared, their similarities. But in the end, it was their unexplored differences that left all three boys permanently damaged. As one peripheral observer notes, Its like a Disney movie.Ž Only to be rebutted with the disturbing retort, Its a little darker than a Disney movie.Ž Darker, indeed. On the surface, the story of the triplets would seem to be a debate over nature vs. nurture. But by the end, its no longer about science. Its a dif-ference of right and wrong, of compassion and nefariousness, of truth and lies, with evil being the undisputed winner.Three Identical Strangers is like no otherThis undated photo shows Eddy Galland, from left, David Kellman and Bobby Shafran, three brothers who learned at age 19 that they had been separated at birth. The story of the three identical triplets is the subject of the “ lm Three Identical Strangers.Ž [NEON] See STAGE, C6 See WEEKEND, C6Three Identical StrangersŽA documentary by Tim Wardle featuring Eddy Galland, Bobby Shafran and David Kellman. (PG-13 for some mature thematic material.) Grade: A

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C2 Thursday, July 26, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com Puthchartshis owncoursewith albumandtourByNicoleEvattTheAssociatedPressCharliePuthisdoneplayingbytherules. Ivewantedtomake musiclikethisforavery, verylongtime,butIalmost wasnt,dareIsay,allowed?Ž Puthsaidofhisrecently releasedsophomorealbum, Voicenotes.Ž Noonewantedto heartoomuchjazzinpop music.Ž Hisresponse:Letme provetoyouthatits possible.Ž Whileperchedbehind apiano„oneofdozenor sokeyboardsstackedup ineverycornerofhiscozy homerecordingstudioin BeverlyHills„Puthrecalled hishumblebeginningsas manonamission. Thehardestthingwas justgettingpeopleonboard, convincingpeoplethatIdid writegoodmusic.Granted,I mean,justfouryearsagomy musicwasnotnearlyas„in myopinion„goodasitis now,Žsaidthe26-year-old. SoIdontblameA&Rsfor lookingattheirphoneswhile theywereinmeetingswith meandhalflisteningtothe songs.Ž SoPuth,aYouTubestar whorocketedtofamewith the2015WizKhalifacollaborationSeeYouAgain,Ž perfectedhiscraft. His2016debutalbum, NineTrackMind,Žoffered aslewofhitsincludingthe MeghanTrainor-assisted doo-wopMarvinGayeŽ andtheSelenaGomezduet WeDontTalkAnymore.Ž Hewasalsobusybehindthe-scenescreatinghits forthelikesofLiamPayne, Maroon5,Pitbull,Jason DeruloandTreySongz. Itjusttookacouple yearsformetogetbetterat producingandgetbetterat writing,Žhesaid. PuthrecentlyinvitedThe AssociatedPressintohis hometochat. AP:Firstconcert? Puth: JamesTaylor. AP:Youtwocollaborated onthetrackChangeŽon Voicenotes.ŽTalkaboutafull circlemoment. Puth: Thatisprettycrazy! Secondconcertwasthe BeachBoys,whichwas prettycool,too.Yeah,I startedoffrightatPNC BankArtsCenterinHolmdel,NewJersey. AP:Howoftendoyouget toseelivemusicnow? Puth: Imacasualconcertgoer.Imnotlookingat ticketsandwaitingoutside theRoxypersebecause nowadaysItrulycantdo that. ButIwillgotoconcerts casuallyifmyfriends happentobegoingandthe situationiseasy.Like,Oh someoneelseisdriving? Perfect!Ž AP:Whodoyouliketogo with? Puth: Withalargegroup ofpeoplethataregoingto surroundmeifIdonthave securitybecauseitsweird, peoplerunuptome. Nowadayswithsocial mediatheythinktheycan justjumponme.Itriedto goouttheotherdayand thispersonliterallyalmost tackledme. AP:Youseemtotakeitin stride.Isthatunnerving? Puth: No,Idontcare. Itsfun.Imgladtheyreso passionate.Attheendofthe dayIlookatmyselfinthe mirrorandImlike,Ima kidfromNewJersey.Whats thebigdeal?Ž AP:Canyouexperience concertsthesamewaynow thatyourefamous? Puth: Ican.Themost importantthingformeisI dontwanttomakeitabout meifImseeingoneofmy friends....IwasinLondon, IsawHarry(Styles)play andIstoodbehindthe projectorandnobodyknew Iwasthere.Hisshowwas amazing!Thetruth aboutCharlieTOPSONGS 1.InMyFeelings, Drake 2.GirlsLikeYou(feat.CardiB), Maroon5 3.ILikeIt, CardiB,BadBunny&JBalvin 4.BetterNow, PostMalone 5.Jumpsuit, twentyonepilots 6.TalkYouOutofIt, FloridaGeorgiaLine 7.Simple, FloridaGeorgiaLine 8.notearslefttocry, ArianaGrande 9.NicoAndTheNiners, twentyonepilots 10.NiceForWhat, Drake TOPALBUMS 1.Scorpion, Drake 2.TheGreatestShowman(OriginalMotionPicture Soundtrack), VariousArtists 3.LegendsoftheSummer-EP, MeekMill 4.PrayForTheWicked, Panic!AttheDisco 5.beerbongs&Bentleys, PostMalone 6.EVERYTHINGISLOVE, THECARTERS 7.PaloSanto(Deluxe), Years&Years 8.reputation, TaylorSwift 9.Evolve, ImagineDragons 10.HighAsHope, Florence+TheMachineiTUNESTOP10FortheweekendingJuly15 FICTION 1.ThePresidentisMissingŽ byJamesPattersonandBill Clinton(Little,Brown) 2.SpymasterŽ byBradThor(Atria) 3.ThePerfectCoupleŽ byElinHilderbrand(Little,Brown) 4.TheOutsiderŽ byStephenKing(Scribner) 5.AllWeEverWantedŽ byEmilyGrif“n(Ballantine) NONFICTION 1.MagnoliaTableŽ byJoannaGainesandMarahStets (MorrowCookbooks) 2.ThingsThatMatterŽ byCharlesKrauthammer(Crown Forum) 3.Girl,WashYourFaceŽ byRachelHollis(ThomasNelson) 4.TheSubtleArtofNotGivingaF*ckŽ byMarkManson (HarperOne) 5.ThePlantParadoxCookbookŽ byStevenR.Gundry (HarperWave) FICTIONE-BOOKS 1.SpymasterŽ byBradThor(Atria) 2.ThePresidentisMissingŽ byJamesPattersonandBill Clinton(Little,Brown) 3.ThePerfectCoupleŽ byElinHilderbrand(Little,Brown) 4.AllWeEverWantedŽ byEmilyGrif“n(Ballantine) 5.GraciesSecretŽ byJillChilds(Bookouture) NONFICTIONE-BOOKS 1.LicensedtoLieŽ bySidney Powell(BrownBooks) 2.EducatedŽ byTaraWestover(RandomHousePublishing Group) 3.OurManinCharlestonŽ byChristopherDickey(Crown/ Archetype) 4.BadBlood: JohnCarreyrou(KnopfDoubleday) 5.CalypsoŽ byDavidSedaris(Little,Brown)BEST-SELLINGBOOKSTheWallStreetJournalslistre”ectsnationwidesales ofhardcoverbooksfortheweekendingJuly8ByMarkKennedyTheAssociatedPressRickAstleyrick-rolledthe worldtwoyearsagowhenhe resurfacedwithaverygood album,hisfirstnewmusicin23 years.Themanwhohadbecome ajokeyinternetmemeproveda mastercrafterofpopsongs.Now hesprovedthatwasntafluke. ThesoulfulEnglishmanwith thebouffanthairwhosangNever GonnaGiveYouUpŽinthe1980s deliversagainonanotherdozen tracksofhisup-tempo,easygoing-downmixofblue-eyedsoul, gospelanddance. Like50Žin2016,Astleywrote andproducedBeautifulLifeŽ allaloneandperformsallthe instruments.Theresonlyone otherpersonwhoisalloverthe newalbum:ThatwouldbeLene Bausager,Astleyswife.Virtually everysongcelebratestheirlove.(If thatsnotwhohessingingabout, hesinsomeserioustroubleat home.) Astleyjustwantstoboogieon ChancetoDanceŽandwantsto bekissedhardonLastNighton Earth.ŽHislovergiveshimafear ofwantingyoutoomuchŽon EveryCorner,ŽgivesmelightŽ onSheMakesMeŽandprompts himtowanttorundownto theedgeoftheriversingingŽon Shivers,ŽwhichhasanImagine Dragonsfeel. AstleydoeseventuallystepoutsidehislovenestonINeedthe Light,Žwhichnodsapprovinglyat thenewgeneration.Ibelievethis stormwillbreak/Theyouthwill triumph/Yestheyllmakemistakes/ButIknowtheyllwin.Ž Itsbacktolovesongswiththe soul-discoBetter Together,Ž thefaux-countryballadEmpty HeartŽandthesubduedRise Up.Ž A stleykeepson(rick)rollingus ABeautifulLifeRickAstley(BMG) MUSIC & BOOKSMUSICREVIEW BOOKREVIEW ByAnnLevinTheAssociatedPressWiththeUnitedStatesinan uproaraboutRussianmeddling initselection,itsagoodtimeto brushuponthecountrysformer ColdWarenemy.Heretohelp isRussian-bornemigreKeith Gessen,whosehilarious,heartbreakingsecondnovel,ATerrible Country,Žmaybeoneofthebest booksyoullreadthisyear. Thenovelisnarratedby 33-year-oldAndrei,who,like theauthor,isaSovietJewwho cametotheUnitedStatesatage 6,anditrecountstheyearhe spentinMoscowtakingcareof hisaginggrandmother. Hemovedbackontheeveof the2008financialmeltdown atthebehestofhisbusinessmanbrother,Dima,whohad tofleethecountrysuddenly aftergettingonthewrongside oftheoligarchs.WhileAndrei isinitiallyputoutbyDimas request,heisntunhappyto leaveNewYork.Hisgirlfriend hasjustdumpedhim,andhes hopingthechangeofscenery mightjump-starthisstalled academiccareer. ButunbeknownsttoAndrei, BabaSevahasdementiaandis hardofhearing.AndsinceDima hasalreadysublethisapartment acrossthehall,Andreihasto moveintotheiroldbedroom. Oh,thehumiliation! Oneofthepleasuresofthe novelislisteningtoAndreis hyper-intelligent,wryand ironicvoice.Attimeshecanbe pettyandarrogant,self-righteousandingratiating,notto mentionslightlycluelessabout women.Hereheis,noticingall thegorgeousblondwomenin blackpencilskirtsonMoscows streets.IdontknowwhyI likedthefactthattheyalllooked alike,butIdid.ŽTerribleCountryawonderfulnovel ATerrible Country:a NovelByKeithGessen (Viking) Singer-songwriterCharliePuthposesforaportraitMay29inBeverlyHills,Calif.,topromotehisnew albumVoicenotes.Ž[CHRISPIZZELLO/INVISION/AP]

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, July 26, 2018 C3 CALENDARTODAYHURRICANE PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM: At 2 p.m. at the W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 North Donnelly Street in Mount Dora. With Lake County Emergency Management, Mount Dora Fire Department, Mount Dora Electric and Hillcrest Insurance. Details: 352-7357180, option 5 or library@ cityofmountdora.com. CHICKEN UNIVERSITY: From 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares. $10. Register at https:// UfChickenUni.eventbrite. com. MEETING: At 6 p.m. in Room A of the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main Street. For the Highlanders Chapter of the Florida Trail Association. Bring a snack and aluminum cans to recycle. Details: 352-787-8654 or bobbiszoo@yahoo.com. WEAVING WITH PALM FRONDS: From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dade Battle“ eld Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603 in Bushnell. Call 352-793-4781. GENEALOGICAL MEET UP: At 10 a.m. July 26 and Aug. 30 at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. CESAR DOMICO: At 2:30 p.m. at the Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker Street. Hosted by the the W.T. Public Library. ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: From 1 to 2 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the Villages Regional Hospital East Campus Second Floor Classroom 2, 1451 El Camino Real. Call 800-272-3900. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS: From 2 to 4 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Learn how to operate digital camera and practice taking shots with instructor Steve Berger. Bring charged digital camera. Go to mylakelibrary. org to register. FUN GAME SHOOTS: At 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday at Amvets Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non members must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750 for information. LAKE COUNTY FARMERS AND FLEA MARKET: From 8 a.m. to noon every Thursday (except holidays) at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 2101 County Road 452 in Eustis. For information, call Cole Scharlau at 352-357-9692. CRAFTY KIDS: From 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. every Thursday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. Children of all ages are invited to make a craft at the library to take home. Call Penny Richardson at 352-728-9790 or email penny.richardson@ leesburg” orida.gov. LADIES THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-2599305 for information. CHESS CLUB: From 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Call 352-728-9790 for information. SUPPORT GROUP: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at W.T. Bland Public Library Simpson Farm House, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. For anyone who deals with or has a loved one with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues. Call Logan at 352-483-7434 or email loganandtiger@yahoo. com for information. MEDITATION: At 4 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Guided meditation followed by discussion. Chairs provided or bring yoga mat. Beginners welcome. Call 352728-9790 to register. QUILTING SISTERS GUILD: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Thursday at Masonic Lodge, 200 Richey Road. in Leesburg. Call Mary at 352-323-3351 or go to quiltingsistersguild.com for information. CRAFTERNOONS: From 2 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Bring your current craft project. Call 352-5362275 for information. KIDS ACTIVITY NIGHT: From 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road. Call 352-759-9913 for information. TNT GAMING: From 4 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. For ages 8 to 18. Call 352-728-9790 for information. LEGO CLUB: From 3 to 4 p.m. every Thursday at Fruitland Park Library, 205 W. Berckman St. For ages 5 to 18. Call 352-360-6561 for information. STORY TIME OUR WORLD: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. For ages 5 and under. With music, movement and “ ngerplays. Call 352-728-9790 for information. PRE-K STORY TIME: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mt Dora. Call 352-735-7180 for information.FRIDAYBILL NELSON SPEECH: From 4 to 6 p.m. at the Wildwood Community Center, 6500 County Road 139. About Medicare and health insurance issues. Open to the public. ARMISTICE MEMORIAL EVENT: At 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Leesburg. In honor of the 65th anniversary of the Armistice of the Korean War. Call 352-748-7009. FOURTH FRIDAY SOCIAL: Social at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of the month at Triangle Boat Club, 12001 U.S. Highway 441 in Tavares. Guests welcome. Cost is $10. Call 352-533-8398 to register. SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: At 8 p.m. every Friday in July at Sunset Park, 230 W. 4th Avenue in Mount Dora. A DJ opens for the acts at 7:30. Free. Email agudag@ cityofmountdora.com for information. DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Friday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992. org. FRIDAY FISH FRY: From 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non-members must sign in with a sponsor. Wear red to honor those deployed. Call Post Commander or Vice at 352-323-8750, email veteransInfoandEvents@gmail.com or go to amvets2006.com. JAZZ TRIO: From 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday at Lakeside Inn, 100 Alexander St. in Mount Dora. Featuring Johny Carlsson on piano, Barry Smith on drums and Larry Jacoby on bass. STORY TIME: At 11 a.m. every Friday at Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave. in HoweyIn-The-Hills. With craft. Call 352-324-0254 for information. CHESS CLUB: From 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. every Friday at Umatilla Public Library, 412 Hat“ eld Dr. Call 352-669-3284 for information. SHEAR LOVE SOUL SALON: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Friday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. With Pastor and cosmetologist Krista Olson. Wash hair beforehand and bring Bible. Call 352-203-7258. CHRISTIAN BREAKFAST CLUB: At 8:30 a.m. every Friday at Perkins Restaurant, 27811 S. Highway 27 in Leesburg. Interdenominational and all welcome. Call Dan or Lynda Rushing at 352-530-2518. FARMERS' MARKET: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday in the area between Cagan Crossings Town Center and Community Library in Clermont. With produce, “ sh, eggs and baked goods. For information go to CaganCrossings.com.FRIDAY TO SATURDAYSEMI-ANNUAL BOOK SALE: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. No sales prior to the event.SATURDAYTRACTORS, TRUCKS AND BUFFALO CONCERT: Doors at 6 p.m., show from 7 to 10 p.m. at Paquette's Historical Farmall Museum, 615 S. Whitney Road in Leesburg. $15. With Randy McNeeley and Spayed Koolie. Go to www.eztickets.net. SCHOOL PHYSICALS: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Eustis, 117 S Center St. Free. Students must be accompanied by a parent. Call 352-357-2833. TAKING THE BS OUT OF BENEFITS AND SERVICES: At 9 a.m. at American Legion Post 21, 40924 State Road 19 in Umatilla. Call 352-669-3609 or 321-368-6622. BACK-TO-SCHOOL KIDSFEST: From noon to 3 p.m. at Belk, 270 Citrus Tower Boulevard in Clermont. Call 352-2432227, ext. 210. SHABBAT SERVICE: At 10 a.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 N. 13th Street in Leesburg. With Rabbi Karen Allen. Go to bethsholom” orida.org or call 352-326-3692. BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPLASH PARTY: From 9 a.m. to noon at the Mount Dora pool, 1250 North Under Street. Police will giveaway backpacks. Call 352-434-3135 or 352-459-3065. SPAGHETTI DINNER: At 5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Guests must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-3238750 or go to amvets2006. com. CLASSIC CAR CRUISE-IN: From 5 to 8 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month in downtown Eustis. Registration is free to enter a car. Call 407-310-6123. YOGA WITH CATS: From 9:30 to 11 a.m. the second and fourth Saturday of the month at Orlando Cat Caf, 532 Cagan Park Ave. in Clermont. Purr-fect for any level. Cost is $15. Register at orlandocatcafe.com. PAWS OF PRAISE: At 9:30 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday at Bark Park, 6085 County Road 44 in Wildwood. Community gathering for humans and canine companions. Contact Michael Beck at 352-203-7258. CROCHET CLASS: From 12 to 2 p.m. every Saturday at the W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Bring a size J crochet hook, yarn and scissors. Class projects include a newborn infants cap, a star-shaped pot holder and a ladys hat with ornamentation. Free. Call 352-735-7180, option 5. DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Saturday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers Chicken University will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares. $10. Register at https://UfChickenUni.eventbrite.com. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA SERVICES] See CALENDAR, C6

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CLASSIC PEANUTS HEATHCLIFF DENNIS THE MENACE FAMILY CIRCUS LUANN MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM BEETLE BAILEY ZITS GARFIELD FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE B.C. ROSE IS ROSE DILBERT SHOE PICKLES PHANTOM BLONDIE BABY BLUES HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH COMICS C4 Thursday, July 26, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com

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How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018:This year you often nd conversations challenging in that what you say is often not what others hear. By the time this year ends, your communication skills will be strong and capable of compensating during periods of mixed messages. If you are single, you often nd that you do not understand what others are saying, and their intentions seem confusing. You might want to date for a while before deciding the nature of your bond. If you are attached, the two of you have the opportunity of ironing out a problem that has often plagued your bond. CAPRICORN offers advice about your love life; know that he or she means well.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Try not to be too reactive to what someone says. This person might not want to create uproar, but inevitably does. Communication could become more chaotic if you are not clear in the next few weeks. Follow your instincts to avoid a problem. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20)You will want to read between the lines as you seek out answers that work for you. Understand where you are coming from. Get past a problem with greater ease. Sometimes you have difculty getting past conventional barriers. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You could be in a situation where you want to change direction. You might nd getting others attention -even just for a discussion -difcult and challenging. Your softer side emerges when dealing with an associate who makes your life easier. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Defer to others, especially if they like to take the lead, or are particularly interested in having their way. Use your imagination to seek out answers and get to the bottom of an issue. Make no judgments; simply observe. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You could see a personal matter differently from how others do. Convincing them that you are correct might be futile at this moment. Take care of yourself rst, and be a role model. Smile and allow others to express their sentiments as well. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Your imagination has no limits. Be willing to take a risk with a loved one. You might not get a response for a while. Give the other party time, as he or she could be working through something. Your caring side is likely to emerge. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Stay centered, despite all the different opinions heading your way. You need to know whats happening with others. Kick back and be less assertive. You know how to get the information you want. Tap into those skills, as you will need that knowledge. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You could be touchy, and will want to know more of what is going on. Understand your needs and desires. Focus on incorporating some charm and sensitivity, and you will like the results. Others need to hear from you as well. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You have the ability to let problems go and just enjoy yourself. One problem looks you squarely in the face, and that is your budget. As a result, you will see a personal matter in a different light because you might feel somewhat restricted.CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You appear more vital and dynamic than you have in a while. You might be serious at times, but you also can see a window toward better times and greater happiness. Be more compassionate with a friend who does not know how to say no. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Your wilder side emerges as the weekend approaches. Still, you could be brooding over a comment or a difcult conversation. A close friend or family member seems to be creating a lot of uproar presently. Know when to pull back and observe. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You could be stuck in a conversation that doesnt suit you, and you will opt to back off from engaging in the issue. You sense the touchiness of having a discussion about a difcult issue. Go with the ow. Do not take comments too seriously. Visits with parents bring tears to daughters eyes DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, July 26, 2018 C5 license tocruise...Place your auto ad in the and watch it go! Call Classieds Today!352-314-FAST (3278)DEAR ABBY: My parents live a simple life, enjoying their days as retirees. They invite me to join them for special occasions at their house (my childhood home) and although the house is organized and tidy, I become ill when I spend more than a few hours under their roof. Their cleaning practices are questionable. They simply rinse plates and utensils after use, as opposed to using the dishwasher. Within an hour of arriving, the dust makes my allergies and asthma are up. They prefer to launder clothes, sheets, blankets, etc. only occasionally out of concern about "wasting water" and money. Their dog and cat have urinated throughout the house, and my parents claim to not be able to smell it. I don't want to hurt their feelings by declining their invitations, but I can't stand to get sick every time I walk through their door. Help! -SNEEZING IN THE SUBURBS DEAR SNEEZING: You're right, you can't. That's why it's time to speak up and tell your parents your allergies are up when you visit their house. If you're expected to spend the night there, tell them that from now on you'll sleep at a hotel/motel nearby. And before using them, either wash their eating utensils or take your parents out for meals, which will make it easier on all of you.DEAR ABBY: My ex-wife took my 8-year-old son to a gay pride parade last week. She snapped a picture of him holding a rainbow ag and posted it to social media. I don't feel comfortable with my son attending gay pride parades. I think he's too young to be exposed to this kind of thing. I'm not concerned about him being gay, that's not the issue. Some attendees of these parades can be sexually provocative. I want my son to be a kid and have a happy childhood. What's a good way to talk to his mother about this? -HAPPY CHILDHOOD IN THE EAST DEAR HAPPY: Children exposed to adult activities should be prepared beforehand. Of course, much depends on the maturity level of the child. The police usually keep a close watch on these gatherings to ensure public safety. Children younger than 8 have attended these parades with their parents or other loved ones with no unpleasant aftereffects. If anything obscene had happened at the event your ex-wife took the boy to, you would have heard about it. Feeling as you do, you should absolutely raise this subject with your ex -if only so she can reassure you.DEAR ABBY: My husband and I will soon celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. It bothers me increasingly that he doesn't wear a wedding ring. He says a ring bothers him when he is working, but he has been retired for most of our marriage. He wears a chain with two pendants as well as a large gold bracelet every day. When I bring it up, he says he tells everyone he meets that he's married or mentions me in conversation. I'm not worried about him being unfaithful. I just like the way a ring looks and makes me feel. Advice? -SYMBOLIC IN FLORIDA DEAR SYMBOLIC: You have been married -I presume happily -for 32 years. Not every man is comfortable wearing a ring. (My husband happens to be one of them.) My advice is to stop obsessing, let it go and let him be himself. 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 www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. TODAY IS THURSDAY, JULY 26, the 207th day of 2018. There are 158 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On July 26, 2002, the Republican-led House voted, 295-132, to create an enormous Homeland Security Department in the biggest government reorganization in decades. ON THIS DATE: In 1775 the Continental Congress established a Post Oce and appointed Benjamin Franklin its Postmaster-General. In 1947 President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act, which reorganized America's armed forces as the National Military Establishment and created the Central Intelligence Agency. In 1952 Argentina's rst lady, Eva Peron, died in Buenos Aires at age 33. King Farouk I of Egypt abdicated in the wake of a coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser. In 1953 Fidel Castro began his revolt against Fulgencio Batista with an unsuccessful attack on an army barracks in eastern Cuba. (Castro ousted Batista in 1959.) In 1986 Islamic radicals in Lebanon released the Rev. Lawrence Martin Jenco, an American hostage held for nearly 19 months. In 1990 President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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C6 Thursday, July 26, 2018 | DailyCommercial.commust be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992.org. SHABBAT SERVICES: At 10 a.m. every Saturday at the Chabad House … Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Call 352-330-4466 or go to ourchabad.org. RANGER HISTORY PROGRAM: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday unless another event is scheduled at Dade Battle“ eld Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603 in Bushnell. With historic weapons “ ring demonstration. Call 352-793-4781.SUNDAYSUNRISE SALUTATIONS: At 8:30 a.m. every Sunday at Lilly's on the Lake, 846 W. Osceola St. in Clermont. Yoga and Mimosas. Bring mat, water and towel. Cost is $13. Call Mae at 407513-4394 or email events@ lillysonthelake.com. SUNSET YOGA: From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Sunday at Clermont Waterfront Park, 330 3rd St. Bring a mat. Free. Call 407-900-8039 for information. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: From 3 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at First Presbyterian Eustis, 117 S. Center St. To help people face challenges and rebuild their lives. Go to fpceustis.com. BREAKFAST BUFFET: From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. With biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs and pancakes. Cost is $6.50. Free to “ rst responders with ID and kids under 6. Call 352-483-3327. WINGS AND KARAOKE: At 2 p.m. every Sunday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@ gmail.com or go to amvets2006.com. FARMERS MARKET: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday in downtown Clermont. Fresh produce, “ sh, eggs, ” owers, plants, shrubs, decorative items, live music and a petting zoo.MONDAYMILITARY WOMEN ACROSS THE NATION MEETING: At 11:30 a.m. Bob Evans, 18935 U.S. Highway 441 in Mount Dora. All women veterans welcome. Details: 352-350-4199. VILLAGERS FOR TRUMP MEETING: Doors at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. at Laurel Manor Recreation Center, 1985 Laurel Manor Drive in The Villages. Guest speaker will be Daniel Webster. Open to the public. SEMI-ANNUAL BOOK SALE: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. No sales prior to the event. DISCUSSION GROUP: At 1 p.m. the last Monday of each month at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. My Lifes Work, people with fascinating backgrounds. Everyone welcome. Call 352-728-9790 for information. HOME SCHOOL DAY: From 1 to 3 p.m. the last Monday of each month at Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave. in Howey-In-The-Hills. Call Tara Hall at 352-324-0254 for information. TOASTMASTERS MEETING: From 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at Clermont Seventh-day Adventist Church, 498 W. Montrose St. Call 352-234-6495. ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS: From 5 to 7 p.m. every Monday at Cagan Crossings Community Library, 16729 Cagan Oaks in Clermont. Free. Call 352243-1840 to register. OUR FATHER'S HANDS CRAFT GROUP: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Most items created are donated to charity. Call 352-728-0004 for information. BRIDGE: At 12:30 p.m. every Monday at Lake County Senior Services, 1211 Penn St. in Leesburg. Open to all Bridge players. Free. Call Sandy Zaffer at 352-7871538 for information. CREATION LAB: At 4:30 p.m. every Monday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Ages 6 to 18 expand creativity through S.T.E.A.M. building challenges. Call 352-728-9790 for information. CHAIR YOGA: At 5 p.m. every Monday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Wear loose or stretchy clothing and bring water. Beginners welcome. Classes led by certi“ ed instructors. Call 352-728-9790 for information. CREATIVE HOUR: From 6 to 7 p.m. every Monday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Craft supplies provided. Call 352-728-9790 or email libraryprograms@leesburg” orida.gov for information. CHICKEN WINGS, PIZZA AND CORNHOLE: At 5 p.m. every Monday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992.org. CARE PACKAGES FOR TROOPS: From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Drop off care packages. Call 352-430-4355 or email veteransinfoandevents@ gmail.com. SMOOTH COUNTRY BAND: From 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday at Cassia Community Club, 29245 State Road 44 in Eustis. Cost is $7. Enjoy music and dancing with band members David Potter, David Peddicord, Vern Brewer, George Hawkins and Stan Chase. Call David Potter at 386-677-3625. TINY EXPLORERS: From 10 to 11 a.m. every Monday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Bring your toddler to play in educational stations for a hands-on fun“ lled adventure in learning and to interact with others the same age. Call Melissa Curry at 352-728-9790 or email melissa.curry@leesburg” orida.gov. ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. No registration required. Materials provided. Call 352-728-9790. CHESS CLUB: From 5 to 7 p.m. every Monday at Cagan Crossings Community Library, 16729 Cagan Oaks in Clermont. Call 352-243-1840 for information. CHESS CLUB: From 3 to 4 p.m. every Monday at Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave. in Howey-In-The-Hills. Call 352-324-0254. KINDRED STITCHERS: From 1 to 4 p.m. every Monday at Cagan Crossings Community Library, 16729 Cagan Oaks in Clermont. For all levels. Call 352-243-1840. CALENDARFrom Page C3Patch Theatre, 311 N. 13th St., Leesburg. The play takes you on a journey down the rabbit hole into a land of colorful characters and classic literature. Details: melonpatchplay-ers.com. UpcomingDEVAL DIVASThe Tavares Community Theater presents the Central Florida premiere of Deval DivasŽ Aug. 11 to 26 at the Bridges Family Center, 1100 N. St. Clair Abrams in Tavares.In the production, Stella Wild, M.B.A., Rosemary Adams, J.D./M.B.A., Linda Robertson, M.D., Ph.D., and Beth Ziegler, M.B.A., have something in common. Besides being educated, successful, professional women, they also share the same address. It isnt a swanky high rise apartment building … they reside at the Delaware Valley Federal Correctional Facility, a low security prison for white and pinkŽ collar criminals.With the Warden in one pocket and their cell block guard in another, the DivasŽ continue to indulge their lavish and luxurious lifestyles until Beth is prematurely released and a murderess moves into her place. Adding insult to injury, the Department of Corrections intends to close the Delval facility and relocate inmates to the less-than-glamorous Black Rock Federal Prison.There are mild adult themes. Details: tavares-theater.org. AuditionsRUN FOR YOUR WIFEThe Icehouse Players in Mount Dora is holding auditions for Run for you WifeŽ in late July and early August. To receive an audition time slot, email your performance resume and photo to Darlin Barry, managing artistic director, at darlin@icehousetheatre.com. Rehearsals run six to 10 weeks. Show dates are Sept. 14 to Oct. 7. STAGEFrom Page C1explores the history and the mysteries of Mount Dora with wild and hilar-ious tour guides. Tickets are $18 to $22 at funbus.party or 352-735-5386. Classic Car Cruise-In Fabulous fenders are on display at the Classic Car Cruise-In from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Bring your car to show or go just to look. Cash prizes. Registration is free. Magic ShowPut a little magic in your life with magic maker Cesar Domico 2:30 pm. today at the Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker Street. The show is free and open to all ages. Hosted by W.T. Bland Library. Boondoggle classDont know what a boondoggle is? Then find out and learn how to weave palm fronds with expert volunteers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603 in Bushnell. Make a boondoggle of your very own. All materials are pro-vided. Cost: $3 per vehicle or Florida park pass plus $5 per person. Free for ages 12 and younger. WEEKENDFrom Page C1