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LOCAL & STATE | A3LEESBURG MOTEL IS GETTING NEW LIFE SALUTE | B1PASSION, PATRIOTISM GUIDE EUSTIS LEGION LEADER SPORTS | C1EX-EAST RIDGE STAR WATKINS SAYS HE WILL LEAVE GATORS @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Saturday, July 28, 2018 75 ¢ Opinion........................A7 Weather.......................A8 Salute...........................B1 Faith............................B3 Sports..........................C1 Classifieds....................C7 Volume 142, Issue 209 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Martin CrutsingerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The U.S. economy accelerated last quarter at an annual rate of 4.1 percent, the government esti-mated Friday, as consumers spent tax-cut money, busi-nesses stepped up investment and exporters rushed to ship their goods ahead of retalia-tory tariffs.President Donald Trump said he was thrilled with what he called an amazingŽ growth rate „ the strongest quarterly figure since 2014 „ and said it wasnt a one-time shot.Ž But most economists took issue with that forecast, saying the pace of growth in the April-June quarter wont likely last in the months ahead.The Commerce Depart-ment said the gross domestic product „ the total output of goods and services produced in the United States „ posted its best showing since a 4.9 percent annual increase in the third quarter of 2014.US economy grew at brisk 4.1 pct rate last quarterPresident Donald Trump delivers remarks on the e conomy Friday from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. [JACQUELYN MARTIN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Eric TalmadgeThe Associated PressPYONGYANG, North Korea „ North Korea made good on another promise to U.S. President Donald Trump by returning dozens of sets of remains of American GIs killed during the Korean War. But it expects something in return „ a peace treaty, or something very much like it.Until thats on the table, real progress toward denuclearization will likely have to wait.North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed in his summit in Singapore with Trump last month to resume returning remains.But the North chose the most symbolic day to actu-ally turn over the first batch. Friday was the 65th anniver-sary of the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, which concluded not in a formal peace treaty but in an armistice agreement that was supposed to be tem-porary but has stayed in effect ever since.That, to North Korea, says it all.North Koreas demand all along has been that improved relations between the two countries must begin with the creation of a stable peace on the Korean Peninsula, not with the unilateral abandon-ment of the Norths nuclear weapons that the Trump administration has been pushing for. North Koreas logic is that both sides need to take simultaneous action to gradually improve the Analysis: Return of remains good, but easy, move for NKoreaA soldier carries a casket containing remains of a U.S. soldier who was killed in the Korean War during a ceremony at Osan Air Base, Friday in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. [KIM HONG-JI/POOL PHOTO VIA AP] Several dozen veterans, area dignitaries and residents turned out Friday to mark the 65th anniversary of the Korean War armistice. The event, held under sunny skies at Veterans Memorial Park in Leesburg, featured Major Gen. John McWaters as the keynote speaker, along with Leesburg Mayor Dan Robuck and others. Organizers used the occasion to honor the war dead and acknowledge the service of the men and women who served in what was once called "The Forgot-ten War." They also unveiled two granite slabs dedicated to those who served and died in the conflict. The slabs are inscribed with the names of current and past Korean War veterans of Chapter 169.Saluting those who servedThe Continental Country Club Veterans prepare for the ri” e volley salute during the 65th Armistice anniversary ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Park in Leesburg on Friday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Ceremony marks 65th anniversary of Korean War armisticeEd OToole salutes the wreath honoring Korean War veterans during the 65th Armistice anniversary ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Park in Leesburg on Friday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Dick Zettlemoyer plays taps during the 65th Armistice anniversary ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Park in Leesburg on Friday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] See ECONOMY, A6 See NKOREA, A6By Tom McNifftommcniff@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ With the school year kicking off in less than three weeks, the Lake County School Board has struck verbal or written agreements with most of the cities and towns in Lake County to help fund police officers in elementary schools.In the wake of the Valentines Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the Lake County School Board decided in May to beef up campus security, starting with the countys 22 elementary schools, which historically have not had armed police officers on campus during school hours. The middle schools and high schools already do.But the board has struggled with how to pay for the additional officers, so Super-intendent Diane Kornegay embarked on a tour of all Lake County cities that have elementary schools to ask for financial assistance.Mount Dora was among the first to agree to split the cost with the district, along with Groveland, Astatula, Most area cities chipping in for cops in schoolsSee COPS, A6


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About 3,000 people are on the affected water system.GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIPOf“ cials: 2 Palestinians killed in border protestGaza health officials said two Palestinians were killed and dozens injured by Israeli fire at a weekly border protest on Friday.The Israeli military said it opened fire after Palestinians damaged the border fence.The Gaza Health Ministry said a 14-year-old died from a gunshot to the head.Earlier it said a 43-year-old man, Ghazi Abu Mustafa, was killed.Hassan Najjar told The Asso-ciated Press Friday that he witnessed that shooting.He said soldiers shot at a group of Palestinians who rushed to the border and a bullet hit the man sitting about 250 meters away. He said the man had sustained leg wounds at a previous protest.LAS VEGASParts of Southwest remain under excessive heat warningAn excessive heating warning for dangerously hot temperatures remains in effect through Saturday eve-ning for Las Vegas and some other areas of the desert US Southwest.The National Weather Service said Friday that high temperatures in the Las Vegas valley will range between 110 and 115 degrees.The warning area extends into parts of western Arizona and southeastern California.Forecasters say heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke are possible and that the people most vulnerable include young children, the elderly, people with chronic ailments and those who spend a lot of time outdoors. The Associated PressSmugglers left behind a live tiger cub in a duffel bag when they ” ed back to Mexico after attempting to cross the Rio Grande into Texas. The cub that was abandoned at the U.S. border is settling into his new home in Texas. Kenobi arrived Thursday at In-Sync Exotics, an animal sanctuary in Wylie, 30 miles northeast of Dallas. [JASON HOEKEMA/THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD VIA AP]JOHANNESBURGSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a media conference Friday at the end of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ramaphosa has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country cannot afford to buy nuclear power plants from Moscow, a change from his scandalridden predecessor. [THEMBA HADEBE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]MINSK, BELARUSOleg Sentsov, a vocal opponent of Russias 2014 annexation of Crimea, was sentenced in 2015 to 20 years for conspiracy to commit terrorism. The 42-year-old denies the charges and has been on a hunger strike since mid-May. His lawyer says the health risks for his client are rising as the protest enters its 75th day. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]Thousands abandon homes as blaze triples in sizeBy Jonathan J. Cooper and Amanda Lee MyersThe Associated PressREDDING, Calif. „ An explosive wildfire that roared with little warning into a Northern California city claimed a second life and thousands more people abandoned their homes, some of them slipping out just ahead of the walls of flame, authorities said Friday.In all, an estimated 37,000 people have fled from the so-called Carr Fire, which began Monday and tripled in size overnight Thursday amid scorching tempera-tures, low humidity and high winds. Fire officials warned that the blaze would probably burn deeper into urban areas before there was any hope of containing it.A day earlier, the flames turned the sky orange while sweeping through the historic Gold Rush town of Shasta and nearby Keswick, then jumping the Sacra-mento River into Redding, a city of about 92,000 people and the largest in the region.Steve Hobson was one of the last to leave Lake Redding Drive. A former urban and wild land firefighter three decades ago, he planned to stay behind to save his house. But the heat burned his skin, and the smoke made it hard to breathe. He could feel the fire sucking the air from around him, whipping up swirling embers in a fire tornado,Ž he said.Police pounded on doors telling everyone to leave.The flames on the distant hillside looked like solar flares on the sun, he said. When it came time to flee, he had to punch through walls of burning embers on both sides of the street. A tree fell right in front of him.I didnt know if Id make it so I just got in the middle of the street, went down the middle of the street through the embers and the smoke and made it past,Ž Hobson said.His perimeter fence burned along with a backyard shed and everything inside it „ Christmas ornaments, china and old televisions. But his house made it through the harrowing night.At least 65 structures have been destroyed, and 5,000 other buildings were threatened, fire officials said.The fire is taking down everything in its path,Ž said Scott McLean, a CalFire spokesman for the crews battling the blaze.A firefighter with the Redding Fire Department was killed in Shasta County. Another firefighter hired to try to contain the flames with a bulldozer was killed Thurs-day, authorities said.Some Redding residents who had not been under evacuation orders were caught off guard and had to flee with little notice.When it hit, people were really scrambling,Ž McLean said. There was not much of a warning.ŽThe blaze, which was apparently sparked by a mechanical issue involving a vehicle, was so fearsome that fire crews in Redding for a time abandoned any hope of containing the flames and instead focused on saving lives.Were not fighting a fire. Were trying to move people out of the path of it because it is now deadly, and it is now moving at speeds and in ways we have not seen before in this area,Ž said Jonathan Cox, battalion chief with Cal Fire.Late Thursday, crews found the body of the bull-dozer operator who had been hired privately to clear veg-etation in the blazes path. He was the second bulldozer operator killed in a California blaze in less than two weeks.Its just chaotic. Its wild,Ž McLean said. Theres a lot of fire, a lot of structures burning.ŽFirefighters tried in vain to build containment around the blaze Thursday, but flames kept jumping their lines, he said.Brett Gouvea, incident commander of the crews battling the fire, urged resi-dents to pay close attention to the blaze, which he said was moving with no regard for whats in its path.ŽWith fire burning in the distance Liz Williams, 33, packed her car Thursday morning, just in case, even though her neighbors said it would never reach them.When she got home from work, the flames were clos-ing in. By evening, an orange glow appeared on the nearby hillside and ferocious winds picked up. It was time to go.Ive never experienced something so terrifying in my life. Nothing could prepare you for something like this,Ž Williams said.She loaded up her 11-year-old daughter and her boyfriends 9-yearold, but she didnt get far. She was promptly stuck in traffic as all her neighbors crowded the main road out. Cars honked and backed up. Drivers and police yelled at each other.As flames came down the adjacent hillside, she got aggressive.Finally I just went to the left and jumped up on the sidewalk and drove,Ž Wil-liams said.She estimated that it took an hour to go a little over a mile. She wanted to get as far away as possible, but ultimately stayed with her boyfriends family in a safer part of town.I didnt know if the fire was just going to jump out behind a bush and grab me and suck me in,Ž Williams said. I wanted out of here.ŽCalifornia wild re claims 2nd life IN BRIEFA woman who declined to give her name surveys damage to her grandmothers house after the Carr Fire burned through Redding, Calif., on Friday. Of“ cials say the extremely erratic wild“ re in and around the city of Redding is growing rapidly amid scorching temperatures, low humidity and windy conditions. [NOAH BERGER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 3 | Saturday, July 28, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS PINE LAKESLCSO makes arrest after girl, 12, shot in head in Pine LakesPINE LAKES „ Lake County sheriffs investigators have arrested a man in conjunction with the accidental shooting of a 12-year-old girl.Deputies received a call Thursday from Florida Hospi-tal DeLand that it was treating the girl, who had sustained a non-life-threatening head wound.The girl told authorities that she was with a 7-yearold child at the home of Randall Cannon, 28, in the 40000 block of Sunset Place at 7:55 p.m. when the incident occurred. She said they found the gun and were trying to hand it to Mandy Ward, 33.The adult was apparently placing the gun in a bag after another child at the home brought the gun to that adult,Ž said Lt. John Herrell.Cannon has been charged with possession of a fire-arm by a convicted felon and tampering with evidence for allegedly hiding the gun in the woods. Investigators found the weapon Friday afternoon.Cannon was convicted of a 2010 burglary and grand theft and other charges in 2010 and was sentenced to more than two years in prison.MOUNT DORARound Lake Road lane closure slated near SR 46 Two-way traffic will alter-nately share one lane from 8:30 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday on Round Lake Road near State Road 46 as part of ongoing construction of the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429).The lane closure will allow crews to place temporary pavement for a planned traffic-pattern shift. Also to be closed at that time are the S.R. 46 left-turn lanes at Round Lake Road. Drivers will be allowed to turn onto the side street from the S.R. 46 through lanes.Electronic message boards are in place, and law enforce-ment officers and flaggers will be on hand to assist drivers.For information, contact Mary Brooks, FDOT public information officer, at 407-694-5505 ors medical marijuana director resignsFloridas embattled director of its medical marijuana office is stepping down.The Department of Health said on Friday that Christian Baxs resignation takes effect on Aug. 10. Bax had led the Office of Medical Marijuana Use since it was created in 2015.Deputy Director Courtney Coppola has been named the interim director.During his three-year tenure Baxs leadership has been beset by legal challenges mostly related to the process of awarding licenses for medical marijuana growers and distributors. The office is also involved in a lawsuit challenging the constitution-ality of patients being able to smoke medical pot.Bax has frequently drawn the ire of state lawmakers and patients over delays in the program.The Department of Health says there are over 104,000 medical marijuana patients in the state.FORT LAUDERDALECourt delays release of school shooting videoA Florida court has agreed to delay release of exterior surveillance video from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and give the local school board time to appeal.The video showing law enforcement response to the Feb. 14 shooting that killed 17 people was scheduled for Old Stay & Save property purchased, with plans for restorationBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ There are no DO NOT DISTURB door tags at the Stay & Save Inn any more. Thats because everything is being disturbed, right down to the bare concrete walls.Not that anyone could sleep through all that scraping and crunching and industrial trash-bin banging anyway.The old motel, which began life as a bright and shiny national chain of the first resort, ended up as a blighted last resort for fami-lies down on their luck, with owners that owed the city thousands in utility bills and code violation fees.That is all in the past, how-ever. A few weeks ago, new owners bought the 80-room motel for $1.5 million from Sun Biz Management, according to Lake County Property Appraiser Carey Baker. His office had it on the books valued at $700,000.The new owner is from Colombia, and he wants to fully restore it as a motel,Ž said Mike Rankin, Leesburgs deputy city manager and community development director.The property sits on two parcels at 1308 N. 14th Street, near the busy spot where U.S. Highways 27 and 441 split, and right across the street from the popular Ramshackles restaurant. Its also across from Best Western. The new owner is listed as Herocif Inc., of Orlando.The company has taken out a demolition permit through R.C. Oliver Contractors Inc., of Kissimmee, to dry outŽ the buildings by removing drywall and other material that has been exposed to mold and mildew. The com-pany did not pull permits for electrical or plumbing work.Plans call for the new owners to redo the swimming pool and decking and the front office, which also doubled as a restaurant in its previous life.The city, which had a lien on the property for more than $70,000 in code enforcement fines, was paid when the property was sold. The project will add motel rooms to the city that are in short supply during Bikefest and when Beacon College parents come for visits.Developers recently announced plans to build a four-story, 100-room Mar-riott Towne-Place Suites hotel on Dixie Avenue near Leesburg Regional Medical Center.New life for old motelConstruction is underway at the rundown Stay & Save Inn at 1308 N. 14th St. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] By Jim SaundersNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ With the primary elections almost exactly a month away, a poll released Friday shows Democrat Gwen Graham and Republican Ron DeSantis as the front-runners in the race to replace Gov. Rick Scott.The Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy poll came after Florida Atlantic University also released a poll this week showing Graham and DeSantis leading their guber-natorial primaries „ though the margins were larger in the Mason-Dixon results.Democrat Gwen Graham and Republican Ron DeSantis have established themselves as the clear front-runners in their respective gubernato-rial primaries,Ž Mason-Dixon said in analysis accompanying its results.The Mason-Dixon poll showed Graham, a former congresswoman from Tal-lahassee, getting the support of 27 percent of Democratic voters, followed by former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine at 18 percent. They were followed by Palm Beach businessman Jeff Greene at 12 percent, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum at 10 percent, Winter Park businessman Chris King at 7 percent and other candidates at 1 percent. Many Democratic voters „ 25 percent „ were undecided as the Aug. 28 primary nearsThe Florida Atlantic University poll, by comparison, gave Graham a four-point edge over Levine.Graham has large leads over her primary competitors among women and Hispanic voters, according to the Mason-Dixon poll. But she also might be benefiting from Greenes entrance into the race last month, with Mason-Dixon saying Levines previously growing base of support appears to be stalled.ŽLevine had been running about even with Graham until Greene jumped in,Ž the Mason-Dixon analysis said. Both men have extremely similar profiles „ politically Poll: Graham, DeSantis lead for governor Clermont holds grand opening for Victory PointeBy Linda CharltonCorrespondentCLERMONT „ A stand-ing room only crowd turned out Friday morning as Clermont held a grand opening for Vic-tory Pointe, a stormwater treatment system/passive park and event venue.The festivities included speeches, tours, live music by saxophonist Jay Guess and a performance by the Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team.Located near downtown, Victory Pointe features ponds, boardwalks, docks, an area for staging athletic events, and a 40-foot observation tower.It has been under construction for just over a year, and crews worked all night to make the place presentable for the big day.Weve been waiting for this for years, and look what it came to be,Ž Mayor Gail Ash told the crowd. You have to see it. Enjoy it. Come down. Stroll around. Have fun.ŽCity manager Darren Gray was the master of ceremonies, and representatives from all the Celebrating VictoryIn a variation on the traditional ribbon cutting, Clermont City Manager Darren Gray, center, leads the City Council across the Victory Pointe “ nish line during grand opening ceremonies on Friday. [LINDA CHARLTON / CORRESPONDENT] By John KennedyGatehouse Capital BureauTALLAHASSEE „ Gov. Rick Scott released details Friday of his familys vast financial holdings „ including for the first time those owned outright by his wife „ to comply with disclosure requirements in his U.S. Senate bid.The Senate requires only that assets be reported in a range, so the bottom line on the Scott familys wealth is impossible to measure. In his state dis-closure, filed in June, Scott reported a personal net worth of $232.6 million „ up 56 percent from a year earlier.But his wife Anns disclosure consumes two-thirds of the 125-page report filed Friday by the governor, clearly showing the Scott family's wealth far exceeds what has been publicly reported by the governor since his 2010 election.Scott, wife disclose details on nancesSee BRIEFS, A4 See POLL, A4 See VICTORY, A4Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a candidate for the United States Senate, campaigns in Lakeland on Tuesday. [PIERRE DUCHARME/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] See SCOTT, A4


A4 Saturday, July 28, 2018 | IN MEMORY TodaysServices release Friday. But the 4th District Court of Appeal granted a 10-day delay sought by the Broward County school board so the decision can be reviewed by the Florida Supreme Court.The appeals court previously ordered disclosure of the video as sought by media organizations including The Associated Press. The school board contends releasing the video might reveal security blind spots at the school. Prosecutors had also opposed release.Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz faces the death penalty if convicted of the mass shooting. BRIEFSFrom Page A3The report shows that Ann Scott owns at least $170 million worth of assets, according to the Associated Press.Also, the federal disclo-sure provides the first public look since 2014 into the con-tents of the blind trust that Scott says accounts for $215 million of his personal net worth.Gov. Scott personally chose to put his assets in a blind trust when he was elected to prevent any potential conflicts of inter-est, and he has remained committed to that deci-sion,Ž Scotts campaign said in a lengthy question and answer that accompanied the disclosures release.A lawsuit by Tallahassee lawyer Don Hinkle, a major Democratic fundraiser, contends Scott has been vio-lating state disclosure law by using the blind trust and fail-ing to fully report his assets as required by the Florida Constitution. That case was recently argued in the 1st District Court of Appeal.But the campaign Q & A also attempted to address issues that have long dogged the governor „ such as whether he has profited through shrewd investing in stocks affected by decisions he made as Floridas chief executive.Gatehouse Media recently reported that Scott earlier had disclosed a $1.1 million stock investment in Gilead Sciences, the controversial maker of Hepatitis C medication.The stocks value had climbed significantly because demand for the companys drugs were heightened by the opioid crisis and the rise of hepatitis among state prison inmates.Scotts federal disclosure shows that while the governor appears to have shed much of his holding in Gilead, he reported earning between $100,000 and $1 million in dividends and capital gains. The report indicates that Ann Scott is still invested in Gilead and reported a similar amount of income.This pattern can be seen in other major investments, in Apple, Alphabet (the Google parent) and Microsoft, where Scott has taken income and pulled back on investments, while his wife maintains larger holdings.The disclosure also includes a listing of dozens of government bonds owned by Scott, his wife, or both.In a statement accompanying the disclosure's release, the Scott campaign pushed back against any attempts to link the couples private investments with public policy.The campaign cited the Zika virus crisis of 2016, when there were reports that Scott had invested in mos-quito control services as the Miami area was increasing its spraying.Every decision made by the governor was made in the best interests of Florida families,Ž the campaign said. During the Zika epidemic, Gov. Scotts sole focus was doing everything to protect the residents and visitors of our state ... Any assertion, otherwise, is completely false.Ž SCOTTFrom Page A3citys funding partners were present: State of Florida, St. Johns River Water Manage-ment District, Lake County, and Lake County Water Authority.The final cost of the proj-ect is not yet available, but the official estimate is $10.2 million, of which the city is reimbursed approximately $4 million through various grants. By concentrating the stormwater treatment in a relatively small area, the system frees up valuable land downtown for further development.The stormwater system itself is basically a big set of ponds, with pipes. Stormwater from the west part of downtown, and from what the city is referring to as its waterfront district, is collected into a single pipe, which enters the treatment ponds at something called a Suntee baffle box, by what is now the Minneola Avenue bridge. The first pond is divided into two sections by the bridge. The baffle box, which does require regular maintenance, separates some nutrients and silt and oils from the flow of water.The pre-treatmentŽ is to sweep the streets.Thats a very important step,Ž said city engineer Terry Dykehouse. If you can, keep the debris out, keep the pollutants out.ŽOnce the water is in Pond 1A, it flows under the new bridge to Pond 1B, where it gradually seeps down through clean sand to pipes that direct it to Pond 2. Ponds 2 and 3 are designed to be fully planted in aquatic vegetation.According to Dykehouse, only the areas above 94 feet above sea level are planted at this point. Planting the rest of the pond bottoms will have to wait for lower water levels, so the new plants will have a chance to take. The cypress trees that have already been planted on the outskirts of the ponds are sized to do just fine with their feetŽ wet. The waters journey from Pond 2 to Pond 3 is primar-ily over a weir. Pond 3 is the final pond, and the out-flow from Pond 3 is over a weir and into a man-made stream that flows north into Lake Minneola. The buried pipe that also connects the two water bodies is a backup system, according to Clermont director of capital projects James Kinzler, and will only be unplugged when it is necessary to take the stream out of service for maintenance.Kinzler predicts it will be another couple of weeks before the treated stormwater is actually flowing into Lake Minneola, While the stormwater system is substantially full at this point, the city must get and pass a fi nal inspection from St. Johns before they are allowed to discharge water into the lake. VICTORYFrom Page A3 experienced, successful business owners who are white, male, Jewish and from South Florida. They each have tremendous personal wealth that gives them the ability to put a considerable amount of their own money into their campaigns. With this overlapping appeal, the two are drawing a combined 30 percent of voters „ slightly more than Graham.ŽIn the Republican gubernatorial primary, meanwhile, the poll showed DeSantis, a Northeast Florida congressman who enjoys support from President Donald Trump, with a double-digit lead over state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.Mason-Dixons analysis pointed to Trumps support as a key factor for DeSantis. The president is slated to hold a rally Tuesday in Tampa, in which he will tout DeSantis.It is likely that President Donald Trumps endorse-ment of DeSantis is the driving factor behind the shift in the race,Ž the Mason-Dixon analysis said.The poll said 41 percent of GOP voters backed DeSantis, while 29 percent supported Putnam. The Florida Atlantic University poll, by comparison, gave DeSantis a nine-point edge over Putnam. MasonDixons results indicated DeSantis has large leads over Putnam among male and white voters.Mason-Dixon, a longtime pollster in Florida, con-ducted telephone interviews of 625 registered voters statewide who said they were likely to vote in the Novem-ber general election. The poll was conducted from Monday through Wednesday. POLLFrom Page A3President on if he knew about 2016 meeting between Russian lawyer and his eldest son: NOThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump denied Friday that he knew in advance about a Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 between a Russian lawyer, his eldest son and other campaign aides that had been convened to hear dirt on his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.Trump tweeted, NO,Ž he did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don jr.ŽCNN reported Thursday Trumps former longtime lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, claims Trump knew in advance about the meeting. CNN cited anony-mous sources saying Cohen was willing to share that informa-tion with special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between Trumps campaign and Russia.A person familiar with the investigation confirmed that report to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the person wasnt authorized to speak publicly.Attorneys for Cohen did not respond to requests for comment on CNNs report that Cohen claimed he was present when Trump Jr. told his father about the To wer meeting and the elder Trump approved it.Cohen wasnt at the Trump Tower meeting and has not offered evidence to support the claim that Trump knew about the meeting. He does not have any recordings of the meeting, according to the person who spoke to the AP.The Associated Press reported this week that Vesel-nitskaya worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on, based on scores of emails, transcripts and legal documents that show her to be a well-connected attorney who served as a ghostwriter for top Russian government lawyers and received assistance from senior Interior Ministry personnel in a case involving a key client.Trump denies Cohens claim By Nicole Winfield and Rodney MuhumuzaThe Associated PressVATICAN CITY „ The nun no longer goes to con-fession regularly, after an Italian priest forced him-self on her while she was at her most vulnerable: recounting her sins to him in a university classroom nearly 20 years ago.At the time, the sister only told her provincial superior and her spiritual director, silenced by the Catholic Churchs culture of secrecy, her vows of obedience and her own fear, repulsion and shame.It opened a great wound inside of me,Ž she told the Associated Press. I pre-tended it didnt happen.ŽAfter decades of silence, the nun is one of a handful worldwide to come forward recently on an issue that the Catholic Church has yet to come to terms with: The sexual abuse of religious sisters by priests and bishops. An AP examina-tion has found that cases have emerged in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia, demonstrating that the problem is global and pervasive, thanks to the tradition of sisters second-class status in the Catholic Church and their ingrained subservience to the men who run it.Some nuns are now finding their voices, buoyed by the #MeToo movement and the grow-ing recognition that adults can be victims of sexual abuse when there is an imbalance of power in a relationship. The sisters are going public in part because of years of inaction by church leaders, even after major studies on the problem in Africa were reported to the Vati-can in the 1990s. Vatican meets #MeToo: Nuns denounce their abuse by priestsBy Nomaan Merchant and Sonia Perez D.The Associated PressHOUSTON „ As the U.S. government said it had reunited every immigrant family it could, Josefina Ortiz Corrales remained in an immigration detention center and her adopted son in the care of her elder daughter.Paulina Gutierrez was in her hometown in Guatemala, earning less than $2 a day preparing strings for candle wicks while praying for the quick return of her 7-year-old daughter from government custody in Arizona. She cries every night without fail as she thinks about her decision to agree to be deported in the mistaken belief that the girl would come home with her.Hundreds of families remain separated a day after Thursdays courtordered deadline, with no reunification in sight. Lawyers and advocates sharply criticized the U.S. government for creating a bureaucratic and legal snarl thats made it diffi-cult to reunify families and created a scenario where some may never see their children again. There is no question that there may be families that are permanently separated as a result of this policy,Ž said Michelle Bran, director of migrant rights at the Wom-ens Refugee Commission.The government had until the end of day Thursday to reunify more than 2,500 families separated at the U.S.-Mexico under President Donald Trumps zero-tolerance immigration policy that stoked a global outrage. The government said it had reunited more than 1,800 children over the age of 5 with parents or placed them with sponsors who are often relatives.That leaves 700 who remain apart, including what is believed to be more than 400 cases where the parents have been deported. The government will have to come up with a plan for completing those foreign reunions by flying children back to Central America, but advocacy groups are already stepping in to fill the void.The American Civil Liberties Union plans to start looking for all the parents on their own while going back through all of the cases of those not yet reunified to see if they could put more families back together. Immigrant families remain apart with no end in sightIn this 2009 photo, a nun is silhouetted in St. Peters Square at the Vatican. [PIER PAOLO CITO/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE]

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A6 Saturday, July 28, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comClermont, Howey-in-the-Hills and Tavares.This week, Leesburg agreed as well. And Min-neola, which doesnt have its own police department, agreed to help pay for sheriffs deputies at two charter schools there. Then on Wednesday, Fruitland Park said it would consider helping defray the costs of officers at its elementary school, saying it would give Kornegay an answer early next week.Only Lady Lake, Eustis and Umatilla have declined to help pay for officers in their elementaries.There are five elemen-tary schools not located inside any citys boundar-ies. Those will be covered by the Lake County Sher-iffs Office.The School District will cover its share of the cost from about $1.3 mil-lion in Safe Schools funds approved by the Florida Legislature in April.Kornegay said Friday that every public school in Lake County will have an officer on campus on Aug. 13 when classes resume.Meanwhile, the School District continues evalu-ating school hardeningŽ measures that include security cameras, metal detectors, upgraded doors and ballistic film for windows, among other things.The cost is unknown at this point, but one of the districts top finance offi-cers has said that it could easily exceed $20 million.To help pay for all that, the School Board decided June 11 to put a tax increase of .75 mills on the August primary ballot.A mill is $1 of taxes for every $1,000 in the tax-able value of a home. With the $25,000 homestead exemption, someone with a home valued at $100,000 would pay about $56 a year for school security. COPSFrom Page A1Trump, who has repeatedly attacked the Obama administrations economic record, had pledged during the 2016 presidential race to double annual economic growth to 4 percent or more. And at a White House appearance Friday with his top economic advisers and Vice President Mike Pence, the president boasted that weve accomplished an economic turnaround of historic proportions.ŽHe predicted that the economy would fare extraordinarily wellŽ in the current July-September quarter and that growth for 2018 as a whole would be the best in 13 years.But forecasters cau-tioned that the April-June pace was due mainly, though not entirely, to temporary factors. Most analysts are forecasting that growth this year could reach 3 percent, which would be the best since a 3.5 percent gain in 2005. But many think the annual 4.1 percent growth rate last quarter is likely the high point for any one quarter. Many think annual growth in the second half of this year will be 2.5 percent to 3 percent.We believe quarter two will represent a growth peak as the boost from tax cuts fades, global growth moderates, inflation rises, the Fed tightens monetary policy and trade protectionism looms over the economy,Ž said Gregory Daco, chief U.S. economist at Oxford Economics.The latest GDP figure was nearly double the 2.2 percent growth rate in the first quarter, which was revised up from a previ-ous estimate of 2 percent annual growth.Consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 percent of eco-nomic activity, reached a 4 percent annual growth rate after a lackluster 0.5 percent rate in the first quarter. Consumers began spending their higher take-home pay on autos and other big-ticket items, spurred by the $1.5 trillion tax cut Trump pushed through Congress in December.Another key factor that bolstered growth was a rush by exporters of soybeans and other products to move their shipments to other countries before retaliatory tariffs in response to Trumps tariffs on imports took effect. Exports surged at a 9.3 percent annual rate in the second quarter, while imports grew at a scant 0.5 percent rate.Trump called the nar-rowing of the trade deficit one of the biggest wins in the report.ŽThe narrowing trade deficit added a full percentage point to growth last quarter, though econ-omists have expressed concern that a full-blown trade war between the United States and China, the world s two big-gest economies, will hurt growth in both countries.Business investment grew at a solid 7.3 percent annual rate. Government spending also posted a solid gain, rising at a 2.1 percent annual rate. The result was boosted by a budget deal at the start of the year that added billions to defense and domestic spending. But housing, which has strug-gled this year, shrank at a 1.1 percent annual rate after an even sharper 3.4 percent annual decline in the first quarter.The second quarter was a strong quarter, but it was juiced up by the tax cuts and higher gov-ernment spending,Ž said Mark Zandi, chief econo-mist Moodys Analytics.Zandi forecast that growth for 2018 will reach 3 percent, which would be the best rate since before the Great Recession. In 2019, he expects solid 2.6 percent growth. But in 2020 „ a presidential election year „ Zandi is forecasting growth of just 0.9 percent, a pace so slow it will raise the threat of a recession.We will come pretty close to stalling out in 2020 because the growth we are seeing now is not sustainable,Ž Zandi said.The GDP report released Friday included a revision of previous years figures. The revi-sions showed that growth in 2017 came in at 2.2 per-cent, slightly below the 2.3 percent previously reported. security climate.Denuclearization, if it will come at all, will only come once that hurdle has been cleared.The adoption of the declaration on the termination of war is the first and foremost pro-cess in the light of ending the extreme hostility and establishing new relations between the DPRK and the U.S.,Ž the Norths Korean Central News Agency said in a statement on Tuesday, referring to North Korea by its official name, the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea.Peace can come only after the declaration of the termination of war,Ž it said. To keep the ball rolling in the meantime, North Korea has announced a moratorium on nuclear tests and long-range missile launches. It has demolished structures and the entrances to buildings on the site of its underground nuclear testing facility in Pung-gye-ri, and appears to have begun dismantling some of its missile test-ing facilities at Sohae. It has also returned three Americans who were being held in jail and has significantly toned down its anti-U.S. propaganda.All should be seen as significant, positive steps „ certainly when compared to last year, when the U.S. and North Korea were trad-ing insults and threats of nuclear war.But none of the Norths actions so far have much to do with actual denuclearization.North Korea has yet to declare what its nuclear program consists of „ how many bombs it has, where they are built „ information that must be revealed to Washington before any credible denuclearization process can even begin. The moratoriums could easily be rescinded if Kim chooses to do so, and experts believe new underground testing tunnels and missile test sites could be rebuilt in a matter of months.Fridays repatriation of the American remains was also fairly low hang-ing fruit for North Korea.The remains of more than 5,000 American soldiers are believed to be recoverable in the country, and it is possible the North already has collected hundreds of remains that it could turn over at any time. The remains issue is clearly not directly linked to denucleariza-tion, but shifts the focus back to trust-building and goodwill measures.This isnt the first time the North has cooperated with repatriating remains.Such missions had been held from 1996 until they were canceled by President George W. Bush amid heightening tensions over the Norths nuclear program in 2005. The remains returned Friday are believed to be some of the more than 200 that North Korea has held in storage for some time, and were likely recovered from land during farming or construction.The vast majority of the war dead has yet to be located and retrieved from cemeteries and battlefields across the countryside.Following an honors ceremony next Wednes-day, the remains are to be flown to Hawaii for sci-entific testing. A series of forensic examinations will be done to determine if they are human and if the dead were American or allied troops killed in the conflict. North Korea has had problems with identifying remains in the past, famously sending a set to Japan that it claimed were of an abducted Japanese citizen, but which Tokyo said turned out to be dog bones.Trumps immediate response, nevertheless, was gratitude.After so many years, this will be a great moment for so many families,Ž he tweeted. Thank you to Kim Jong Un.ŽThe repatriation of remains could be fol-lowed by stronger North Korean demands for fast-tracked discussions to formally end the war. South Koreas Defense Ministry has announced the North agreed to gen-eral-level military talks next week at a border village to discuss reduc-ing tensions across the countries heavily armed border.Experts say a declaration to officially end the war, which could also involve Seoul and Beijing, would make it easier for North Korea to steer the discussions with Washington toward a peace treaty, diplomatic recognition, security assurances and economic benefits. Some analysts believe that North Korea would eventually demand that the United States with-draw or dramatically reduce the 28,500 troops it keeps in South Korea as a deterrent.Washington has main-tained that North Korea wont get sanctions relief and significant security and economic rewards unless it firmly commits to a process of completely and verifiably eliminating its nuclear weapons. NKOREAFrom Page A1 ECONOMYFrom Page A1 A U.N. honor guard carries a box containing remains believed to be from American servicemen killed during the 1950-53 Korean War after arriving from North Korea, at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on Friday. The U.N. Command says the 55 cases of war remains retrieved from North Korea will be honored at a ceremony next Wednesday at a base in South Korea. [AP PHOTO/AHN YOUNG-JOON. POOL]

PAGE 7 | Saturday, July 28, 2018 A7HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 The effort to develop a small Leesburg park into a showcase that honors veterans achievements and sacrifices is getting attention for all the wrong reasons. Local Korean War veteran Don Van Beck has embarked in recent years on an aggressive campaign to transform the little park in front of City Hall in downtown Leesburg into a space that honors Lake Countys service members. It is a noble effort that, sadly, has been marked by controversy almost every step of the way. Years ago, Van Beck spearheaded an impressive effort to create a monument on which would be inscribed the names of area veterans. Having completed that task, he then wanted to install a Vietnam-era Huey helicopter at the park. Some city commissioners worried that the copter was simply the first of many pieces of retired military hardware that Van Beck would push to bring to the park until there was a glut of olive drab vehicles. But calls for action from the veterans community „ and this paper „ grew louder and the commission ultimately relented. Van Beck followed that up with beautiful, story-telling monuments to veterans of the Korean War and World War II, and as the monuments sprang forth, Van Beck convinced the city to rename the place Veterans Memorial Park. But then he began throwing out increasingly bold „ some say silly „ plans for a jeep, an A10 Warthog jet and even a submarine poking up from the small lake in the center of the park. These ideas were bandied about publicly, in some cases before the City Commission itself was consulted. And suddenly, commissioners worst fears were coming true. This week, the commission drew a bright line in the sand, rejecting Van Becks plans for the jeep and sending a message that commissioners were finished with the discussion. Van Beck, predictably, is upset. So what we have today is a good old-fashioned stalemate. Make no mistake, this is not about whether the commission and city staff support veterans. They do. This is about one well-meaning veteran steamrolling the City Commission in his zeal to honor veterans, and its about the City Commission pushing back to regain some control of its park. And its all quite unnecessary and avoidable. What is needed is sincere, open dialogue between Van Beck and the city. First, the City Commission must decide if it has a larger vision for this space. Do they want this to be a quiet place to reflect? Do they want to preserve some of it as open space for passive recreation? Or do they want „ like Van Beck „ for this to become a kind of tourist attraction that is equal parts museum, education center and public gathering spot? If it is the latter, then they should sit down with Van Beck, city planners and perhaps leaders of area veterans groups to create a vision for the park so that it does not develop piecemeal and, as some commissioners fear, chaotically. There is little doubt that Van Beck, at 90 years of age, still has the passion, the drive, the know-how and the resources to develop Veterans Memorial Park. But we would ask him to moderate his approach, to see the city as partners rather than adversaries. Likewise, the city should reach out to Van Beck in an effort to harness this tremendous local resource for the good of Leesburg and its veterans.OUR OPINIONAt war over Veterans Memorial Park ANOTHER OPINION Who will bail out the rest of us?Let me get this straight. Trump has proclaimed that "trade wars are easy to win" and is now proposing that the American taxpayers spend $12 billion to bail out the farmers and agriculture sector currently hit hardest by the tariffs he has stupidly, unilaterally imposed against most of the markets these people depend on? Who is going to bail out the American consumer or workers in sectors NOT concentrated in areas he views as "his people" or his base? This is a political ploy to appease a particular segment of the citizenry while completely ignoring and punishing the rest of us. Farmers did not ask for this, and they face certain failure without help, but neither did the rest of us surely facing rapidly rising prices on everything we buy. Maybe this bailout should be financed 100 percent by the Mar-a-Lago members who, he has bragged, are making a lot of money after he signed the obscene tax cut for the 1-percenters in December. They can afford it more than the average taxpayer, who is still looking for the benefits promised last year.Alan Harris, Clermont More of what needs to be said about Trump The following is a collection of answers to accusations. Mr. Edwards should know that his comments, about Trump's base and supporters have become a joke in light of the progress he has made in rebuilding America's position of power in the world. Have you actually read the list of what you call lies you accuse Trump of expressing? I haven't figured out what the nationality of his wives has to do with anything except making you appear xenophobic. It makes your assertion that he detests immigrants a very poor judgement. As for Mr. Trump reading the Bible or not, it makes me suspicious that you may be a reason he suspected his space was being bugged. I see no other way that you would say that. I'm sure Mr. Trump spent millions to take a thankless job so he could be forced to pay for the privilege to make a small amount in return „ please. There is nothing that requires Trump to release his taxes. Most of the rest of your rants are not worth the time to answer since you also chose to attack his supporters. Contrary to how the lemmings on the Left are, Trump's army learned years ago how to think for ourselves. We are not looking for your misguided advice. I'll explain once more in hopes that you will absorb some of what I offer as fact. Mr. Trump is neither Democrat nor Republican, he is pragmatic. He sees what needs to be fixed and he formulates the most direct solution with no concern for who gets upset. And if you would stop talking long enough to watch and listen, you'll see how much is working in spite of the obstructive Left or confused Right. God gave you two eyes and two ears, but only one mouth. Do you get my point? Please provide any verifiable proof that he ever touched anyone. He said in the tape that he could have or saw but never, that he did. Don't perpetuate the liberal lies. As for "fake news," there have been dozens of news releases by CNN, MSNBC, WaPo and others that they promptly had to retract. Please define "Fake News" for us all. I am enjoying the increase in my income. I am sorry that you don't. FYI, Jim Croce would be angry for your misuse of his lyrics. You chose to leave out Clinton's scandal which makes me concerned that you are a very biased Leftist. You make it easy to find fault in your misinformation, so let's try harder to post truth.John Cohn, TavaresLETTERS TO THE EDITORSen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio says hes not interested in seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 and most political observers take him at his word. Brown currently is focused, as he should be, on getting reelected to a third Senate term this November. Yet if he hears the siren calls of a growing number of Democrats seeking the strongest candidate, he may be hard-pressed not to enter the presidential race. If Democrats truly want to make Donald Trump a one-term president, they had better pick a Democrat like Brown, with proven appeal to a broad cross-section of voters in a battleground state. Brown has been elected statewide four times „ twice as secretary of state and twice to the Senate „ in a state that includes farmers, factory workers, corporate big shots, racial and ethnic diversity, a slice of Appalachia and other key components of Americas civic smorgasbord. He also lost one statewide race, for a third term as secretary of state in 1990, but he didnt quit. Two years later he won the first of seven elections to the U.S. House. At 65, hes still vigorous, although probably too old to fulfill a boyhood dream of playing baseball for the Cleveland Indians. And hes certainly different from those Democrats already seeking the presidential nomination. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is a fiery, articulate champion of the underdog. Critics say she often comes across like a scolding schoolmarm and warn that shed likely do about as well in swing states as the last two presidential failures from Massachuse tts „ Michael Dukakis and John Kerry. Among the others, former Vice President Joe Biden, 75, and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, 76, probably are just too old. Democrats need a candidate who can do more than bash Trump. He or she must cast a vision that promises better days ahead for all Americans „ especially those who feel left behind. Brown was a thoughtful opponent of free tradeŽ with votes against agreements such as NAFTA long before Trump began insulting Mexicans. Nor is he a one-note wonder on the economy. And he has the political savvy to mount a bipartisan crusade for causes that he embraces. Currently he co-chairs the Joint Select Committee on Solven cy of Multiemployer Pension Plans with Sen. Orrin Hatch, the conservative Utah Republican. Leadership requires taking risks and Brown has shown hes willing to take them. But Democratic presidential candidates can be great on the issues and still get clobbered unless they know how to campaign. Brown has a rumpled, gravel-voiced charisma and dogged determination that helped him unseat two-term Republican Sen. Mike DeWine in 2006. Despite his Yale education, Brown long ago learned to drop the gŽ at the end of words like runningŽ and make other speech adjustments to sound just like the voters in any area of a diverse state like Ohio The Democrats need something else in their presidential candidate „ someone who knows how to run and win against a candidate who has made personal demonization of his opponents the key to electoral success. Trumps opponents in the 2016 Republican primaries never figured out how to do it and neither did Hillary Clinton. Brown was an Eagle Scout but hes no goody twoshoes on the campaign trail. He has run and won twice against opponents who took the Trump approach of harsh verbal attacks. If Brown wins re-election in Ohio this November, Democrats should ask him to coach a candidate on how to stand up to somebody like Trump. Or maybe they should just try to talk him into changing his mind. William Hershey is a former Washington correspondent for the Akron Beacon Journal and a former Columbus bureau chief for the Akron Beacon Journal and Dayton Daily News.ANOTHER OPINIONOhios Sherrod Brown a good pick for Democrats in 2020 OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250


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PAGE 9 | Saturday, July 28, 2018 B1 SALUTETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Town: Linden Branch of service and rank: Marines, corporal, Korean War Enlisted or drafted? I was drafted. I didnt want to join the Army, so I joined the Marines. What did you do in the service? I was just a regular trooper. I was infantry. Why was it important? When theyre shooting at you, you have to have something to shoot back. What is your most important memory from service? I would say, probably, boot camp. I think I remember the men there better than anyone else. What did you like least about service? Being away from home. I was married and had a kid. What do you want people to understand about war? It aint good.CHAT WITH A VETERANPete ParishTODAY 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. 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 352-323-8750 or go to DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Saturday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to SUNDAY 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 MONDAY MILITARY 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. 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 and label care package for our troops.Ž Call 352-430-4355 or email CHICKEN WINGS, PIZZA AND CORNHOLE: At 5 p.m. every Monday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992. org. TUESDAY BINGO: At 1:01 p.m. every Tuesday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to TACO TUESDAY: At 5 p.m. every Tuesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email or go to WEDNESDAY BINGO: From 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Sign in at the door. CALENDAR Parish By Keith OliverCorrespondentEUSTIS „ Sue Masons passion for her country is easily spread to innocent bystanders … but thats part of her job.As commander of Eustis Ernest Westbrook Post 41 of the American Legion, Mason is a champion for area veterans, active duty military personnel and their families and, always, for the young people who will be leading us,Ž she said.Mason sees much to feel good aboutŽ when she and her colleagues interact with the participants in Girls and Boys State, a Legion-sponsored lead-ership program for youth, and with Lt. Col. Ed Cangelosis wonderful students enrolled in Eustis High Schools Air Force Junior ROTC.ŽShe enlisted at age 31 from her hometown of Long Beach, California, to escape a dead-end job and focus on the fun and adventure I was convinced I would find in the Army.ŽMason, 73, who lives in Sorrento now, was not dis-appointed. She completed boot camp at Fort McClel-lan, Alabama „ one of only two bases that trained female Army recruits at the time „ and, armed with a bachelors degree in history, later entered the officer corps.She plied her intelligence-gathering skills in South Korea during the volatile time surrounding Passion, patriotism guide Legion leaderSue Mason used her intelligence-gathering skills in South Korea and also supported a Joint Task Force conducting counter-drug operations in the American southwest during a military career that included tours with the famed 2nd Armored Division in Northe rn Germany, at Fort Carson, Colorado, and at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. [CINDY SHARP / CORRESPONDENT] Last week, LZ Lakehawk featured a photo of former Eustis resident Ray Taylor standing at the La Fiere Bridge, near where his father, Royal Taylor, had jumped into France on D-Day. Comes word from Tinseltown that the bridge will be prominent in an upcoming motion picture, No Better Place to Die.Ž Retired Marine Capt. Dale Dye, who has carved a noteworthy Hollywood career as the in-demand technical expert for war movies, is taking his turn in the directors chair for the story, which he wrote. Dyes breakout film as a technical advisor, the 1986 Academy Awardwinning Platoon,Ž unleashed a battalion of top actors and directors who, over three decades, have publicly praised Dyes realistic training methods „ often with Oscar statuette in hand. Actor Tom Hanks, whom Dye advised in both Forrest GumpŽ and Saving Private Ryan,Ž is executive producer for the movie, which is expected to start filming next year. One of Dyes stated aims is to have as many veterans as possible working both in front of and behind the camera.Ž Saved rounds The Rev. Alfred Bishop, an Iwo Jima veteran and a former pastor of Eustis Trinity Evangelical Free Church, reported to heaven last week. He had served as a Navy corpsman with the Marines. DocŽ Bishop was 92 and is survived by his bride of 71 years, Olive.„„„Condolences also go out to Lake Countys Hohman Family, whose cousin William Robert Bill Jr.Ž Hohman, formerly of Tavares, succumbed to cancer in Hueytown, Alabama, on Monday. Bill Jr. served overseas with the Air Force, including duty in Vietnam.„„„Correcting the record from the first Sgt. Scott Speaks profile that ran on July 12: Umatilla High graduate and retired Chief Warrant Officer Kevin Orr leads the tele-health team at Fort Gordon, Georgias Eisenhower Medical Center. We inadvertently misidentified him for fellow Lake Countian Shannon McGinley Dunavan, who serves as a social worker at the state-of-the-art Army hospital. Shannon is a Eustis High School alum. Keith Oliver is a veteran of nearly 30 years Marine Corps service. Contact him via LZLakehawk@gmail. com. And listen to the LZ LAKEHAWK radio version Friday mornings at 8:30 on the Ron Bisson Morning Show at AM790 WLBE.LZ LAKEHAWKWar movie expert takes turn in directors chairRetired Marine Capt. Dale Dye advises Tom Hanks during the “ lming of Saving Private Ryan.Ž [DALE DYE/THE ADVOCATE] K e i t h O l i v e r Keith OliverSue Mason waves an American ” ag at a ground-breaking event for the Veterans Village on Nov. 5, 2016, in Umatilla. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] Service and vet advocacy are latest missions for Sorrentos Sue Mason, 73 See SALUTE, B4 See CALENDAR, B4


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PAGE 11 | Saturday, July 28, 2018 B3 FAITHTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comHow much does God love me? Is there a correlation in the answer to how much do we love God? Many years ago, I had a revelation. I wondered how much God loves me. When we decide to get a car, a house, it doesnt really matter what, we want to get something that probably exceeds what we are willing to pay for it. For instance, if I buy a house for $100,000, it should be worth at least that. Taking it a step further, God ransomed Jesus, so I could become his son. It only makes sense that God loves me as much as He loves Jesus. Id be out of my head to think He loves me more than Jesus, but Im not ruling that out either. Still, for the sake of discussion, Im fine thinking He loves me as He loves Jesus. Cant really get better than that. Ive been reading Jeff Harkins book, Grace Plus Nothing,Ž and I found a chapter dedicated to that concept. Imagine how our lives would be if we believed God loves us like Jesus. This whole grace thing seems too good to be true,Ž writes Jeff. Im convinced that this is why many Christians dont trust grace. They hear it, but they dont believe it. They automatically think, That couldnt be true. Its too good to be true. There must be a catch somewhere.Ž But there isnt a catch. It was paid by Jesus on the cross. If you dont believe me, turn to John 17. Just before Jesus gave His life for us he was praying for His apostles and for those who followed after the Apostles. In verse 20, Jesus said My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.Ž Jesus added, Then the world will know that you sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me.Ž There it is in black and white, which takes us to the beginning of this devotional. Do we believe grace is too good to be true? As stated, I made this deduction many years ago, but I certainly havent lived like I believed it. I didnt. I still have trouble wrapping my head around grace. But its true. And I know its true. I want to begin living like I believe its true. What if you begin to live your life as if the Father loves you as much as He does Jesus?Ž asks Harkin. What if you began to pray as if the Father loves you as much as He loves Jesus?Ž He mentioned that 1 Corinthians 13, The love chapter,Ž was a threat to him because he could never love like those verses say to love. But, he added, one day the lights came on. He realized God is love and God loves me like 1 Corinthians 13. He loves me with patience, kindness, etc. God loves me like this, and love never fails. Rick Reed is a columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email him at ricoh007@aol.comREFLECTIONSGod loves us as much as He loves Jesus Rick Reed Civil rights legend confronts societys breakdown of moral characterBy Emily Wagster PettusAssociated PressJames Meredith is a civil rights legend who resists neatly defined narratives.He integrated the Uni-versity of Mississippi while braving mob violence in 1962 „ yet he worked in the late 1980s for archcon-servative Sen. Jesse Helms, considered a foe by many in the civil rights movement.Wounded by shotgun fire while marching for voting rights in 1966, Mer-edith also shuns the title of civil rights icon,Ž as if civil rights are different from other rights.Now, at 85, Meredith could rest assured of a place in history. But he says hes on a new mission from God „ to confront what he sees as societys breakdown of moral characterŽ by encouraging people to live by the Ten Commandments.He says black people must lead the way for On a mission from GodTODAY 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. SHABBAT SERVICE: At 10 a.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 N. 13th Street in Leesburg. With Rabbi Karen Allen. Go to bethsholom” or call 352-326-3692. 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. SHABBAT SERVICES: At 10 a.m. every Saturday at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Call 352-330-4466 or go to SUNDAY 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. MONDAY OUR FATHERS HANDS CRAFT GROUP: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Most items created are donated to charity. Call 352-728-0004 for information. TOASTMASTERS MEETING: From 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at Clermont Seventh-day Adventist Church, 498 W. Montrose St. Call 352-234-6495. TUESDAY LADIES PRECEPT BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. LADIES TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-2599305 for information. WEDNESDAY SUMTER MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION: At 7:30 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of every month at Oxford Assembly of God, U.S. Highway 301 in Oxford. Call 352-748-6124 or email to oxfordassembly@ LOVE AND LOGIC PARENTING CLASS: From 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 1 at Christ United Methodist Church, 1313 Grif“ n Road in Leesburg. For details: Register: 352-365-0622. LADIES BIBLE STUDY: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Call 352-728-0004 for information. GRIEFSHARE: From 2 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 8 at Fairway Christian Church Room C/D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. For all who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Call 352-259-9305 for information. YOGA THERAPY CHURCH: At 11 a.m. every Wednesday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. Amrit Yoga Therapy and Christian Scripture. Call 352-203-7258. WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDIES: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. MENS BIBLE STUDY: From 8 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. LADIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. THURSDAY 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. FRIDAY HOLY HOUR AND HAPPY HOUR: At 7 p.m. the “ rst Friday of the month at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Lear ning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Beginners Shabbat Service followed by cocktails and traditional dishes. RSVP to 352-3304466 or info@jewishmarion. org. Go to for information. 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. SHEAR LOVE SOUL SALON: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Friday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. With Pastor and cosmetologist Krista Olson. Wash hair beforehand and bring Bible. Call 352-203-7258. SUNDAY, AUG. 5 BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP: At 10 a.m. the “ rst and third Sunday of the month at the home of Joe Tassell, Pastor of Mercy Church in Mount Dora. Go to mercychurch” .org. MONDAY, AUG. 6 SOZO KIDS CLUB MEETING: From 1 to 2 p.m. at the Oxford Assembly of God Church, 12114 N. U.S. Highway 301. Learn more about various initiatives, such as after-school mentoring and the new dental bus. Call 850-766-0049. SATURDAY, AUG. 11 SOZO KIDS BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVENT: From 9 a.m. to noon at Ocklawaha Bridge Baptist Church, 14100 State Road 40 in Silver Springs. Call 850-766-0049. MONDAY, AUG. 13 REAL MEN OF JESUS: From 6 to 9 p.m. the second Monday the month at The Cross Mount Dora, 18800 U.S. Highway 441. Service projects throughout the year. Email SUNDAY, AUG. 19 SUMMER SING-A-LONG: From 6 to 7 p.m. in the Worship Center at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. MONDAY, AUG. 20 CROHNS AND COLITIS SUPPORT GROUP: From 7 to 9:30 p.m. every third Monday of odd-numbered months at New Life Presbyterian Church, 201 La Vista St. in Fruitland Park. Call 248-840-7805. TUESDAY, AUG. 21 COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING: At 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Trinity Lutheran Church, 17330 US Highway 27 in Summer“ eld. Nonpro“ t organization that provides support for families grieving from the death of a child. Central Florida Chapter. Email for information. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12 NEXT SEASON OF LIFEŽ SENIOR CENTER: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at St. Philip Lutheran Church, 1050 Boyd Drive in Mount Dora. Details: www.stphiliplc. com.CALENDAR Ive been in the God business all my life,Ž says civil right activist James Meredith. Ole Miss to me was nothing but a missio n from God. The Meredith March Against Fear was my most important mission from God, until this one coming up right now: Raising the mo ral character up, and making people aware of their duty to follow Gods plan and the teachings of Jesus Christ.Ž [AP PHOTO/ROGELIO V. SOLIS] Civil rights activist James Meredith greets some children and their mother at a Jackson, Miss., public library. [AP PHOTO/EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS] See FAITH, B4


B4 Saturday, July 28, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comChristians of all races to have spiritual healing.If the black Christians focus on teaching right, doing right, all other Chris-tian religions would follow suit,Ž Meredith says. Instead of religion healing the black-white race issue, the race issue is going to heal everything and correct all the rest of our problems.ŽMeredith made the remarks during an interview with The Associated Press at a Jackson, Mississippi, public library where hes a frequent patron.Wearing cool white slacks, a white shirt and a straw hat, Meredith was approached by an African-American woman with three young girls. She thanked him for making Mississippi a better place and introduced him to the children.Meredith, a slender man with a white beard, asked her to speak up because he doesnt hear as well as he used to. The children shyly shook his hand. They posed for a picture, and the young-est girl kissed him on the cheek as she left. Meredith smiled.Ive been in the God business all my life,Ž Mer-edith says. Ole Miss to me was nothing but a mission from God. The Meredith March Against Fear was my most important mission from God, until this one coming up right now: Rais-ing the moral character up, and making people aware of their duty to follow Gods plan and the teachings of Jesus Christ.ŽMeredith grew up in seg-regated Mississippi, served in the Air Force and sued to gain admission as the first black student at the states flagship university. Facing resistance from the governor and riots that led to two deaths, Meredith enrolled at Ole Miss in 1962, under federal court order and protected by U.S. mar-shals. He graduated with a political science degree.In June 1966, Meredith set out to prove a black man could walk through Missis-sippi without fear, aiming to trek from Memphis, Tennessee, to Jackson. On the second day, a white man shot and wounded him. Other civil rights leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr., arrived to continue the march.Since the 1960s, Meredith has been in and out of the public eye. Hes been mar-ried and raised children and involved himself in Repub-lican politics. Hes run a used car dealership and has spoken on college campuses.Always independent, Meredith is an iconoclast who says things that can sound grating to people who otherwise see him favorably. FAITHFrom Page B3the assassination of President Park Chung-hee in 1979. She also supported a Joint Task Force conduct-ing counter-drug operations in the American southwest. Other tours found Sue with the famed 2nd Armored Divi-sion in Northern Germany, at Fort Carson, Color ado, and at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.Later armed with graduate degrees in both geography and political science, Mason said the Army had found enough for me to do to enable me to serve a full 20 years.Ž She retired as a lieutenant colonel.Breakfasting on a Bravo OmeletŽ at Eustis Combat Caf last week, Mason said she was proud of the contri-butions women have made in the armed forces in my lifetime.Ž She pointed out that the national commander of the American Legion is a woman „ Army veteran Denise Rohan.Mason, meantime, is only the second woman to take charge of Post 41. The first was Miriam Hanson of Uma-tilla,Ž she said, smiling.Mason served as national historian for the Legion from 2014-15 and has attended at least 10 national conventions,Ž where she shook hands with the president of the United StatesŽ and attended meetings and luncheons with such lumi-naries as Condoleezza Rice and Ben Stein.Her service orientation, both in and out of uniform, started with her mothers brother and sister, Mason said.Uncle Bill (Duncan) was a retired Navy master chief who was fighting to re-enlist after 9-11, long after hed hung up his uniform,Ž Mason said. And Moms sister, Nan (Beckham), was an Army nurse who served both in London and Paris dur ing the war and finally, Munich, after all the shooting stopped.Ž SALUTEFrom Page B1Connect with members and see what the post is all about. Call 352-32 3-8750, and ask for an AMVET of“ cer or auxiliary of“ cer. WACKY WEDNESDAY: From 4 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to THURSDAY COAST GUARD AUXILIARY „ FLOTILLA 43 MEETING: At 7 p.m. the “ rst Thursday of the month at Mid-Florida Lakes MHP, 200 Forest Drive in Leesburg. Promote recreational boating safety while receiving specialized training and making new friends. Call 407-7618764 or email FRIDAY DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Friday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to FRIDAY FISH FRY: From 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non-members must sign in with a sponsor. Wear red to honor those deployed. Call Post Commander or Vice at 352-323-8750, email or go to SATURDAY, AUG. 4 MONTHLY MEETING: At 2 p.m. the “ rst Saturday of each month at Leesburg Airport Administration Building, 8807 Airport Blvd. Sunshine State Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force. Call Jake at 678-590-6600. THURSDAY, AUG. 9 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. FRIDAY, AUG. 10 PUBLIC LUNCHEON: From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 18, 401 E. Gulf Atlantic Highway in Wildwood. $7.50 for spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Details: 352-748-7009. SATURDAY, AUG. 11 STEAK NIGHT AND BAKE SALE: At 4 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Guests must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750, email or go to MONDAY, AUG. 13 AUXILIARY MEETING: At 6 p.m. the second Monday of every month at John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St. in Fruitland Park. Call 352-787-2338 for information. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15 SUBMARINE VETERANS MEETING: At 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the grand hall at American Legion Post 347, 699 W. Lady Lake Blvd in Lady Lake. Call 352-461-1690. THURSDAY, AUG. 16 AMERICAN LEGION POST 330 MEETING: At 7 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at MidFlorida Lakes, 200 Forest Drive in Leesburg. Call 352-217-2757. FRIDAY, AUG. 17 LITE BITES AND MEAT SHOOTS: At 5 p.m. every third Friday at John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St. in Fruitland Park. Light supper, bake sale and fun game of meat shoots. Call 352787-2338 for information. SATURDAY, AUG. 18 HOAGIE NIGHT: At 4 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email or go to VETERANS MEETING: At 2 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at the Silver Oaks Room Saddlebrook Recreation Center, 3010 Saddlebrook Lane in The Villages. Korean War and Service Veterans Chapter 169. For all veterans who served in Korea. Call 352-748-7009. SUNDAY, AUG. 19 BAKE SALE FOR CHARITY: From 1 to 7 p.m. the third Sunday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Check time before heading over. Call 352-323-8750, email veteransinfoandevents@gmail.comor go to WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22 VETERANS MEETING: At 2 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Leesburg Senior Center, 1211 Penn St. Korean War & Service Veterans Chapter 169. Call 352-748-7009. SARURDAY, OCT. 6 SAR MEETING: At 11 a.m. the “ rst Saturday of the month October through June at American Legion John Gella Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St. in Fruitland Park. Call Bob Beightol at 850-206-7344 for information. SUNDAY, NOV. 11 DOUBLE M BAND HONORS VETERANS: At 6 p.m. at Heritage Community Church Hall, 509 W. Berckman Street in Fruitland Park. Presented by Project Legacy. Details: projectlegacy. net. CALENDARFrom Page B1

PAGE 13 | Saturday, July 28, 2018 C1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Graham HallGatehouse MediaGAINESVILLE „ Following his second arrest in less than three months, former East Ridge standout Justin Watkins announced Friday his inten-tion to seek a release from his scholarship and leave the University of Florida.I will be leaving the university of Florida to better my opportunities,Ž Watkins wrote on his Twit-ter account Friday.The decision ends the UF career of the Gators top-rated 2018 signee before it could begin.Watkins, 19, signed with the Gators on National Sign-ing Day in February, but was arrested in Ocala for trespass-ing in May after a domestic dispute with a female victim.Watkins was arrested once again Tuesday after a female victim with whom he was in a relationship went to the UF police department alleging Watkins choked, beat and assaulted her by throwing a hair brush and can of hair grease. He is facing four charges that include false imprisonment/kidnapping and domestic battery by strangulation. Both are third-degree felonies. According to the police report, the woman had notable bruises and injuries.UF coach Dan Mullen suspended Watkins indefi-nitely from all team activities pending the outcome of the investigation.He was released from the Alachua County jail Wednes-day night on $40,000 bond.Watkins, a former four-star prospect, enrolled at Florida in June for the Summer B semester and was expected to contribute as a cornerback and on special teams.Justin Watkins leaving UFFormer East Ridge standout is facing felony charges Watkins By Dave HydeTribune News ServiceDAVIE Well, here we go again: Writing once more why Ryan Tannehill is the key to another Dolphins season. What is this, six, seven times now? Its become awkward to write this column about Tannehill, year after year, because every year really looks like his year to prove himself. Every year something gets in the way, too. Bullygate wrecked one year. Coach Joe Philbins belated firing did another. There was the knee injury just as Tannehill had found his good stride with current coach Adam Gase in 2016, and then the re-injury last August that cost him a full season. So this is the year. Funny thing is, I believe it, too. Any issue holding back Tannehill is gone. Its all on him now. Gase, unlike Philbin, is completely behind Tannehill to the point their careers are happily tied together. The Dolphins even passed on drafting one of the top quarterbacks available because they believed in Tannehill. For another, theres Tannehills time off. The knee has healed to the degree he says, At this point, its like nothing ever happened.Ž Theres also the idea that, in retrospect, this 20-game breather can be rescripted in a positive way. Ive grown a lot as a leader,Ž Tannehill said. Ive grown a lot as a person, a football player, just because of the adversity Ive faced. Being able to take a step back and watch from a different perspective and take in that information, file it away, write it down. Ive been going back looking at my notes of things that hit me over the last 16 months, whatever it may be. Ive just built on that. Its an experience that, while Id never want it to happen that way, has been invaluable to me.Ž Finally, the last reason to believe this is finally his prove-it year is this is completely his team now. You couldnt say that previously, as we know now Alpha males like Jarvis Landry and Mike Pouncey werent fully on board with Tannehill. But now look around this offense. Hes the old guy now. He turned 30 on Friday. I dont feel old,Ž he said Thursday. I feel great. I dont feel like Im about to be 30. But I am one of the old guys. Ive played a lot COMMENTARYDolphins season rests on TannehillBy Ted AnthonyThe Associated PressCOOPERSTOWN, N.Y. „ The best part of base-ball today is its yesterdays,Ž Lawrence Ritter, the author of one of the games finest and most celebrated books, The Glory of Their Times,Ž liked to say.We hear a lot these days, from the offices of Major League Baseball on down, about how baseball needs to change, to adapt, to evolve so the problems adversely impacting attendance and attention can be solved.There are too many strike-outs, they say. Not enough hits. Too much shifting. Games that stretch into eter-nity and bore people, driving them to the high-intensity pop of the NBA and the NFL.But baseballs different, right? Its the national pas-time, a secular religion. Its about tradition and a shared past and history. Change it and you change us. Right?This weekend brings the latest crop of inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame „ the ultimate repository of the games yesterdays „ Vladimir Guerrero, Chipper Jones, Jack Morris, Alan Trammell, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman. Modern players who now belong to the ages.Baseball is at a crossroads these days. Revenue is up, but attendance is down. People are worried. The game is struggling to clarify its identity „ to balance tradition and marketability so that people will keep coming, drawn by what is increasingly being called the on-field product.ŽThis is not just a business conundrum. It is also a very American one „ the tension between what was (or what sorta kinda was) and what actually is.Like the country around Change, traditionFans visit a John Smoltz exhibit at the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 25, 2015, in Cooperstown, N.Y. [AP PHOTO/MIKE GROLL, FILE] Fans visit the Plaque Gallery at the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 25, 2015, in Cooperstown, N.Y. [AP PHOTO/MIKE GROLL, FILE] A walk through the Baseball Hall of FameBy Barry WilnerThe Associated PressHead coaching changes get the most attention, and new guys normally decide who their coordinators will be.For 2018, most offensive coordinator alterations came from incumbent coaches.Some former coordinators moved up: Matt Nagy from Kansas City to Chicago, Pat Shurmur from Minnesota to the New York Giants. Some OCs were canned: Pittsburghs Todd Haley, who landed in Cleveland; Mike Shula, going from the Panthers to the Giants. Others are returning to familiar ground: Joe Philbin in Green Bay, Greg Olson in Oakland.Many simply got promoted.Here are some intriguing new offensive coordinators:Todd Haley, Cleveland „ A former head coach with the Chiefs who spent the past six seasons in a love/ hate relationship with Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh, Haley faces a whole new set of challenges with the Browns.Sure, he and Roethlisberger often quarreled, but they also won lots of games with a potent, dynamic attack. If you have a short memory, let us fill you in: Cleveland has won a single game, in total, over the past two seasons. Its offense has ranged from anemic to putrid.So Haley steps in with the charge of grooming (or pushing rapidly) the first Haley, Turner among new o ensive coordinatorsSee DOLPHINS, C4 See HOF, C4 See HALEY, C4


C2 Saturday, July 28, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVAUTO RACING 5:55 a.m. ESPN2 „ Formula One, Hungarian Grand Prix, practice, at Budapest, Hungary 8:55 a.m. ESPNEWS „ Formula One, Hungarian Grand Prix, qualifying, at Budapest, Hungary 9 a.m. CNBC „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Gander Outdoors 400, practice, at Long Pond, Pa. 10 a.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, Gander Outdoors 150, qualifying, at Long Pond, Pa. 11:30 a.m. CNBC „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Gander Outdoors 400, practice, at Long Pond, Pa. 1 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, Gander Outdoors 150, at Long Pond, Pa. 1:30 p.m. NBCSN „ IndyCar, Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, qualifying, at Lexington, Ohio 3 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, U.S. Cellular 250, qualifying, at Newton, Iowa 4 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Gander Outdoors 400, qualifying, at Long Pond, Pa. 5:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, U.S. Cellular 250, at Newton, Iowa BASKETBALL 11 a.m. ESPN „ The Basketball Tournament, Super 16, Northeast region, Golden Eagles (Marquette) vs. Talladega Knights, at Atlanta 1 p.m. ESPN „ The Basketball Tournament, Super 16, Northeast region, Boeheim's Army vs. Armored Athlete, at Atlanta 3 p.m. ESPN „ The Basketball Tournament, Super 16, West region, Team Challenge ALS vs. Sons Of Westwood (UCLA alumni), at Atlanta 5 p.m. ESPNU „ The Basketball Tournament, Super 16, West region, Gael Force (Saint Mary's, Cal. alumni) vs. Eberlein Drive, at Atlanta BOXING 10 p.m. SHO „ Mikey Garcia vs. Robert Easter Jr., WBC/ IBF lightweight uni“ cation, at Los Angeles CFL FOOTBALL 4 p.m. ESPN2 „ Ottawa at Hamilton CYCLING 7:30 a.m. NBCSN „ Tour de France, Stage 20, from Saint-Pesur-Nivelle to Espelette, France 5 p.m. NBC „ Tour de France, Stage 20, from Saint-Pesur-Nivelle to Espelette, France (same-day tape) DRAG RACING 8 p.m. FS1 „ NHRA, Toyota Sonoma Nationals, qualifying, at Sonoma, Calif. (same-day tape) GOLF 9:30 a.m. GOLF „ British Senior Open, third round, at St. Andrews, Scotland Noon NBC „ British Senior Open, third round, at St. Andrews, Scotland 1 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, RBC Canadian Open, third round, at Oakville, Ontario 3 p.m. CBS „ PGA Tour, RBC Canadian Open, third round, at Oakville, Ontario GOLF „ LPGA Tour, Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, third round, at East Lothian, Scotland (same-day tape) 2 a.m. (Sunday) GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Porsche European Open, third round, at Hamburg, Germany (same-day tape) HORSE RACING 6 p.m. FS2 „ Saratoga Live, Jim Dandy Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB „ Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees 4 p.m. FS1 „ Chicago Cubs at St. Louis 7 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta OR N.Y. Mets at Pittsburgh SUN „ Tampa Bay at Baltimore FS-Florida „ Washington at Miami 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Seattle at L.A. Angels OR Milwaukee at San Francisco (games joined in progress) MIXED MARTIAL ARTS 6 p.m. FOX „ UFC Fight Night, prelims, at Calgary, Alberta 8 p.m. FOX „ UFC Fight Night, Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier, at Calgary, Alberta MOTOR SPORTS 11 p.m. NBCSN „ AMA, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series, Washougal National, at Washougal, Wash. (sameday tape) SOCCER 7:30 a.m. ESPN2 „ International Champions Cup, Arsenal vs Paris Saint-Germain, at Singapore 1 p.m. ESPN2 „ International Champions Cup, Ben“ ca vs Juventus, at Harrison, N.J. 1:55 p.m. ESPNEWS „ International Champions Cup, Chelsea vs. Internazionale, at Nice, France 5 p.m. ESPN „ International Champions Cup, Manchester United vs. Liverpool, at Ann Arbor, Mich. 7 p.m. ESPN „ International Champions Cup, Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City, at Miami 9 p.m. ESPN „ MLS, Houston at Portland 11 p.m. ESPN „ International Champions Cup, Barcelona vs. Tottenham Hotspur, at Pasadena, Calif. BASEBALL FCSL STANDINGSTEAM W L T GB Leesburg 27 12 .0 „ DeLand 22 16 0 4.5 Sanford 17 19 1 8.5 Winter Park 15 20 0 10 Winter Garden 14 20 1 10.5 Seminole 16 24 0 11.5Wednesdays gamesLeesburg 13, Seminole 0 Seminole 2, Leesburg 1 DeLand 14, Winter Park 0 Sanford 9, Winter Garden 1Thursdays gamesLeesburg 4, Sanford 3 Winter Garden at Winter Park, ppd. DeLand 3, Seminole 2Fridays gamesLeesburg at Sanford, late Winter Garden at Winter Park, late Seminole at DeLand, lateTodays gamesSanford at Leesburg, 7 p.m. Winter Park at Winter Garden, 6 p.m. DeLand at Seminole, 7 p.m.End regular season GOLF PGA TOURRBC CANADIAN OPENFridays leaders at Glen Abbey Golf Club, Oakville, Ontario; Purse: $6.2 million. Yardage: 7,253; Par: 72 (35-37) (a-denotes amateur) FIRST ROUND Robert Garrigus 30-33„63 Adam Schenk 30-34„64 Chris Stroud 34-31„65 Ben Crane 33-33„66 Ian Poulter 33-33„66 Hudson Swafford 33-33„66 Byeong Hun An 31-35„66 Tommy Fleetwood 36-30„66 Kevin Tway 32-34„66 Ricky Barnes 33-34„67 Andrew Putnam 33-34„67 Rod Pampling 31-36„67 Chris Kirk 33-34„67 Gary Woodland 32-35„67 Bronson Burgoon 33-34„67 Whee Kim 34-33„67 Dominic Bozzelli 33-34„67 Zac Blair 33-34„67 Joaquin Niemann 31-36„67 Graeme McDowell 34-33„67 Sergio Garcia 33-34„67 George Cunningham 32-35„67 Xinjun Zhang 33-34„67 Seamus Power 34-34„68 David Hearn 34-34„68 Steve Wheatcroft 32-36„68 Steve Stricker 34-34„68 Dustin Johnson 32-36„68 Ryan Palmer 35-33„68 Rory Sabbatini 33-35„68 Hunter Mahan 34-34„68 Rob Oppenheim 34-34„68 Nick Taylor 32-36„68 Si Woo Kim 34-34„68 James Hahn 32-36„68 Matt Every 34-34„68 Aaron Baddeley 34-34„68 Charley Hoffman 32-36„68 Brandt Snedeker 34-34„68 Cameron Percy 33-35„68 Johnson Wagner 32-36„68 Martin Flores 35-33„68 Danny Lee 35-33„68 a-Chris Crisologo 32-36„68 Roger Sloan 34-34„68 Ryan Yip 33-35„68 Jason Kokrak 35-34„69 Jim Furyk 35-34„69 Billy Horschel 35-34„69 Matt Kuchar 32-37„69 Nick Watney 33-36„69 Keith Mitchell 34-35„69 Michael Gligic 34-35„69 Cameron Champ 35-34„69 Joel Dahmen 33-36„69 Lanto Grif“ n 36-33„69 Patrick Rodgers 32-37„69 David Lingmerth 33-36„69 Mackenzie Hughes 35-34„69 Jhonattan Vegas 33-36„69 William McGirt 33-36„69 Alex Cejka 36-33„69 Harold Varner III 34-35„69 Ryan Blaum 35-34„69 Keegan Bradley 34-35„69 Zach Wright 32-37„69 Stephan Jaeger 35-34„69 Sam Ryder 33-36„69 Robert Streb 36-34„70 Shawn Stefani 35-35„70 Stewart Cink 34-36„70 Brian Stuard 35-35„70 Jimmy Walker 33-37„70 Bubba Watson 35-35„70 Adam Hadwin 35-35„70 Scott Stallings 34-36„70 Sung Kang 34-36„70 John Huh 35-35„70 Brandon Harkins 33-37„70 Peter Malnati 33-37„70 Shane Lowry 34-36„70 Brett Stegmaier 34-36„70 Ethan Tracy 34-36„70 Tyler Duncan 36-35„71 Jamie Lovemark 35-36„71 Retief Goosen 35-36„71 Kevin Kisner 35-36„71 Tony Finau 35-36„71 Sean OHair 35-36„71 Kyle Thompson 34-37„71 a-Joey Savoie 34-37„71 Harris English 35-36„71 Troy Merritt 35-36„71 Martin Laird 34-37„71 Tyrone Van Aswegen 36-35„71 Kelly Kraft 32-39„71 Zecheng Dou 32-39„71 Tom Lovelady 35-36„71 Andrew Yun 36-35„71 Parker McLachlin 36-36„72 Billy Hurley III 36-36„72 Fabian Gomez 34-38„72 Bill Haas 35-37„72 Martin Piller 35-37„72 John Senden 38-34„72 Chad Campbell 35-37„72 Cameron Tringale 35-37„72 Talor Gooch 37-35„72 a-Zachary Bauchou 35-37„72 Jonathan Randolph 35-37„72 Jared du Toit 36-36„72 Corey Conners 35-37„72 J.T. Poston 34-38„72 J.J. Henry 37-35„72 Blayne Barber 34-38„72 Wesley Bryan 35-37„72 Ryan Armour 35-37„72 Adam Svensson 34-38„72 Sam Fidone 35-37„72 Conrad Shindler 35-37„72 Jonas Blixt 34-39„73 Matt Jones 32-41„73 Michael Thompson 35-38„73 Will Claxton 35-38„73 Matt Atkins 35-38„73 Dylan Meyer 32-41„73 Daniel Summerhays 35-38„73 Abraham Ancer 36-37„73 D.A. Points 37-36„73 Ken Duke 35-38„73 Roberto Diaz 38-35„73 Ben Silverman 34-39„73 Nyasha Mauchaza 36-37„73 Jonathan Byrd 33-41„74 Vaughn Taylor 36-38„74 J.J. Spaun 35-39„74 Mitchell Sutton 36-38„74 J.B. Holmes 35-39„74 Tom Hoge 34-40„74 Nicholas Lindheim 38-36„74 Norman Xiong 37-37„74 Chez Reavie 38-37„75 Mike Weir 35-40„75 Brendon de Jonge 38-37„75 Marc-Etienne Bussieres 37-38„75 Russell Budd 40-35„75 Scott Brown 38-38„76 Ollie Schniederjans 42-34„76 a-Hugo Bernard 37-39„76 Sam Saunders 41-36„77 a-Todd Fanning 34-43„77 Brooks Koepka 37-40„77 Austin Connelly 37-40„77 Justin YW Kim 39-42„81 Sangmoon Bae WDPGA TOUR CHAMPIONSSENIOR BRITISH OPENFridays leaders at Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland; Purse: $2 million. Yardage: 7,216; Par: 72 (36-36) (a-denotes amateur) PARTIAL SECOND ROUND(18 golfers did not “ nish)Miguel Angel Jimenez 68-67„135 Jeff Sluman 68-68„136 Kirk Triplett 65-71„136 Bernhard Langer 67-69„136 Jarmo Sandelin 68-69„137 Vijay Singh 68-69„137 Tom Watson 69-68„137 Mauricio Molina 70-68„138 Tom Pernice Jnr 70-68„138 Marco Dawson 71-67„138 Andre Bossert 71-68„139 Brandt Jobe 70-69„139 Sandy Lyle 73-66„139 Colin Montgomerie 71-68„139 Paul McGinley 66-73„139 Tom Lehman 68-71„139 Kenny Perry 68-71„139 David Toms 67-73„140 Scott McCarron 67-73„140 Jesper Parnevik 70-70„140 Phillip Price 68-72„140 Clark Dennis 68-72„140 Prayad Marksaeng 70-70„140 Gary Wolstenholme 72-69„141 Kevin Sutherland 70-71„141 Peter Fowler 71-70„141 Corey Pavin 72-69„141 Paul Broadhurst 71-70„141 Thaworn Wiratchant 65-76„141 Tim Petrovic 73-68„141 Gary Orr 71-70„141 Joe Durant 69-72„141 Jerry Kelly 74-67„141 Markus Brier 73-69„142 Mark Brooks 72-70„142 Steen Tinning 69-73„142 David McKenzie 70-72„142 Jeff Maggert 70-72„142 Billy Andrade 70-72„142 Scott Verplank 69-73„142 Tim Thelen 70-73„143 Mardan Mamat 70-73„143 Scott Parel 71-72„143 Peter Lonard 73-70„143 Fred Couples 71-72„143 Jean-Fran Remesy 73-70„143 Gene Sauers 72-71„143 Steve Flesch 74-69„143 Roger Chapman 73-70„143 John Daly 69-74„143 Woody Austin 70-73„143 Paul Archbold 69-75„144 Loren Roberts 71-73„144 Gary Koch 71-73„144 Gary Marks 69-75„144 Andrew Oldcorn 71-73„144 Magnus P Atlevi 68-76„144 Bob Estes 75-70„145 Mark McNulty 77-68„145 Brad Faxon 76-69„145 David Frost 72-73„145 Des Smyth 75-70„145 Mark Calcavecchia 74-71„145 Rafael Gomez 77-68„145 Mark Ridley 70-75„145 Duffy Waldorf 74-71„145 a-Gene Elliott 77-69„146 Peter Baker 74-72„146 Paul Wesselingh 72-74„146 James Kingston 72-74„146 John Inman 69-77„146 Paul Goydos 70-76„146 Miguel Angel Martin 73-73„146 Dan Olsen 71-76„147 Fran Quinn 71-76„147 Paul Eales 74-73„147 Ronan Rafferty 72-75„147 Costantino Rocca 71-76„147 Jean Van De Velde 73-74„147 Greg Turner 76-71„147 Victor Casado 73-75„148 Angel Franco 75-73„148 Cesar Monasterio 75-73„148 Jonathan Lomas 75-73„148 Barry Lane 72-76„148 Brendan McGovern 74-74„148 Simon P Brown 73-76„149 Nick Faldo 76-73„149 Mike Harwood 76-73„149 Scott Dunlap 73-76„149 Glen Day 75-75„150 Mark James 77-73„150 a-Robert Max“ eld 71-79„150 Tsuyoshi Yoneyama 74-76„150 Bob Ford 76-74„150 Tommy Tolles 79-71„150 Wes Short Jr 76-74„150 Darrell Kestner 78-73„151 a-Mats Dornell 76-75„151 Eamonn Darcy 76-75„151 Mark Mouland 76-75„151 Jerry Pate 75-76„151 Pedro Linhart 75-76„151 Chien Soon Lu 75-76„151 David Gilford 76-75„151 Brandel Chamblee 77-75„152 Gordon Brand Jnr 78-74„152 Jonathan S Cheetham 75-77„152 a-G.S. Lacy 77-75„152 a-Chip Lutz 69-83„152 Sven Struver 80-72„152 Larry Mize 73-79„152 Peter OMalley 76-76„152 Philip Golding 72-80„152 Spike McRoy 74-79„153 a-B.R. Hughes 79-75„154 Bruce Vaughan 74-80„154 Hale Irwin 77-77„154 Chris Williams 76-79„155 Henrik Simonsen 76-80„156 Bill Breen 79-78„157 Vicente Fernandez 78-79„157 Andres Rosa 76-82„158 Todd Hamilton 81-77„158 Robert Burns 77-82„159 LEADERBOARD GOLFER SCORE THRU Miguel Angel Jimenez -9 F Stephen Ames -9 17 Jeff Sluman -8 F Kirk Triplett -8 F Bernhard Langer -8 F Jarmo Sandelin -7 F Vijay Singh -7 F Tom Watson -7 F Mauricio Molina -6 F Tom Pernice Jnr -6 F Marco Dawson -6 FLPGA TOUR/ LADIES EUROPEAN TOURLADIES SCOTTISH OPENFridays leaders at Gullane Golf Club, Gullane, Scotland; Purse: $1.5 million. Yardage: 6,480; Par: 71 (35-36) SECOND ROUND Tiffany Joh 62-67„129 Ariya Jutanugarn 67-65„132 Amy Yang 66-66„132 Caroline Masson 68-65„133 Su Oh 68-66„134 Sung Hyun Park 67-67„134 So Yeon Ryu 69-66„135 Minjee Lee 67-68„135 Peiyun Chien 70-66„136 Haeji Kang 67-69„136 In-Kyung Kim 66-70„136 Jenny Shin 66-70„136 Nasa Hataoka 70-67„137 Lee-Anne Pace 68-69„137 Pornanong Phatlum 73-65„138 Celine Boutier 72-66„138 Mika Miyazato 71-68„139 Georgia Hall 71-68„139 Aditi Ashok 70-69„139 Jeong Eun Lee 68-71„139 Caroline Inglis 68-71„139 Karoline Lund 67-72„139 Maria Torres 74-66„140 Sarah Jane Smith 74-66„140 Ryann OToole 72-68„140 Cristie Kerr 72-68„140 Nicole Broch Larsen 71-69„140 Mel Reid 71-69„140 Paula Creamer 71-69„140 Karrie Webb 71-69„140 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 70-70„140 Carlota Ciganda 70-70„140 Marianne Skarpnord 70-70„140 Brittany Altomare 69-71„140 Ally McDonald 69-71„140 Lauren Kim 68-72„140 Xiyu Lin 68-72„140 Charley Hull 67-73„140 Alena Sharp 73-68„141 Manon Molle 72-69„141 Brittany Marchand 72-69„141 Ashleigh Buhai 71-70„141 Karolin Lampert 71-70„141 Sandra Gal 71-70„141 Wei-Ling Hsu 71-70„141 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 71-70„141 Jin Young Ko 71-70„141 Isi Gabsa 70-71„141 Anna Nordqvist 70-71„141 Yu Liu 70-71„141 Bronte Law 68-73„141 Mina Harigae 76-66„142 Nuria Iturrios 74-68„142 Sei Young Kim 74-68„142 Robynn Ree 72-70„142 Jacqui Concolino 72-70„142 Jenny Haglund 72-70„142 Gaby Lopez 72-70„142 Sophia Popov 71-71„142 Mo Martin 71-71„142 Angela Stanford 71-71„142 Thidapa Suwannapura 71-71„142 Katherine Kirk 70-72„142 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 69-73„142 Annabel Dimmock 68-74„142 Kelsey MacDonald 67-75„142 Cheyenne Woods 77-66„143 Chella Choi 75-68„143 Lindy Duncan 75-68„143 Moriya Jutanugarn 74-69„143 Jaye Marie Green 74-69„143 Kylie Henry 73-70„143 Lydia Hall 73-70„143 Anne Van Dam 73-70„143 Christina Kim 72-71„143 Casey Danielson 72-71„143 Jane Park 72-71„143 Isabelle Boineau 71-72„143 Sarah Kemp 70-73„143 Amy Boulden 69-74„143 MISSED CUT Dani Holmqvist 76-68„144 Mariajo Uribe 74-70„144 Mi Hyang Lee 74-70„144 Brianna Do 74-70„144 Wichanee Meechai 73-71„144 Amelia Lewis 73-71„144 Kanyalak Preedasuttijit 72-72„144 Carly Booth 72-72„144 Morgan Pressel 72-72„144 Angel Yin 72-72„144 Meghan MacLaren 72-72„144 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 71-73„144 Ayako Uehara 71-73„144 Perrine Delacour 70-74„144 Valdis Jonsdottir 74-71„145 Klara Spilkova 74-71„145 Marta Sanz Barrio 73-72„145 Luna Sobron 73-72„145 Lydia Ko 73-72„145 Ursula Wikstrom 70-75„145 Daniela Iacobelli 68-77„145 Justine Dreher 68-77„145 Olivia Cowan 79-67„146 Hyo Joo Kim 78-68„146 Lina Boqvist 75-71„146 Kim Kaufman 75-71„146 Valentine Derrey 74-72„146 Rebecca Artis 74-72„146 Sarah Schober 73-73„146 Liz Young 72-74„146 Becky Brewerton 72-74„146 Emma Talley 72-74„146 Noora Komulainen 71-75„146 Ola“ a Kristinsdottir 77-70„147 Nicole Garcia 77-70„147 Mi Jung Hur 76-71„147 Felicity Johnson 75-72„147 Linda Wessberg 75-72„147 Michelle Wie 75-72„147 Gemma Dryburgh 74-73„147 Jessica Karlsson 73-74„147 Katie Burnett 73-74„147 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 72-75„147 Carmen Alonso 71-76„147 Camille Chevalier 70-77„147 Amy Olson 76-72„148 Beatriz Recari 75-73„148 Gabriella Cowley 75-73„148 Leticia Ras-Anderica 74-74„148 Holly Clyburn 73-75„148 Catriona Matthew 69-79„148 Florentyna Parker 79-70„149 Celine Herbin 77-72„149 Ana Menendez 77-72„149 Benyapa Niphatsophon 77-72„149 Camilla Lennarth 75-74„149 Astrid Vayson de Pradenne 75-74„149 Beth Allen 75-74„149 Vikki Laing 75-74„149 Madelene Sagstrom 73-76„149 Laetitia Beck 72-77„149 Laura Davies 72-77„149 Agathe Sauzon 81-69„150 Malene Jorgensen 77-73„150 Hannah Burke 77-73„150 Whitney Hillier 77-73„150 Trish Johnson 78-73„151 Hannah Green 76-75„151 Erynne Lee 74-77„151 Caroline Martens 80-72„152 Cydney Clanton 78-74„152 Pernilla Lindberg 78-74„152 Emily Pedersen 76-76„152 Chloe Leurquin 78-75„153 Christine Wolf 75-78„153 Michele Thomson 75-78„153EUROPEAN TOURPORSCHE EUROPEAN OPENFridays leaders at Green Eagle Golf Club, Hamburg, Germany; Purse: $2.33 million. Yardage: 7,583; Par: 72 (34-38) (a-denotes amateur) SECOND ROUND Bryson DeChambeau, United States 66-68„134 Richard McEvoy, England 70-65„135 Matthias Schwab, Austria 68-67„135 Patrick Reed, United States 70-66„136 Romain Wattel, France 67-69„136 David Drysdale, Scotland 69-67„136 Alexander Levy, France 69-68„137 Bradley Dredge, Wales 68-69„137 Philipp Mejow, Germany 69-69„138 Paul Casey, England 69-69„138 Renato Paratore, Italy 72-66„138 Jeunghun Wang, South Korea 73-65„138 Oliver Fisher, England 68-71„139 Charl Schwartzel, South Africa 70-69„139 Scott Hend, Australia 68-71„139 Hideto Tanihara, Japan 69-70„139 Christofer Blomstrand, Sweden 72-67„139 ALSO David Lipsky, United States 69-75„144 MISSED CUT Paul Peterson, United States 75-72„147 Pat Perez, United States 74-75„149 Chase Koepka, United States 74-76„150 Gavin Hall, United States 74-76„150WEB.COM TOURPRICE CUTTER CHARITY CHAMPIONSHIPFridays results were not available at press time. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAAtlanta United FC 13 4 5 44 46 25 New York Red Bulls 13 5 2 41 40 19 New York City FC 12 4 4 40 40 24 Columbus 9 7 6 33 27 27 Montreal 9 12 1 28 28 37 New England 7 7 7 28 33 32 Philadelphia 8 10 3 27 29 34 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 9 5 14 27 34WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAFC Dallas 11 3 6 39 32 23 Los Angeles FC 10 5 6 36 44 35 Sporting Kansas City 9 5 6 33 37 27 Los Angeles Galaxy 9 7 5 32 39 33 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 7 6 27 38 30 Vancouver 7 9 5 26 30 42 Seattle 6 9 5 23 19 23 Colorado 4 11 5 17 24 34 San Jose 2 12 6 12 29 403 points for victory, 1 point for tieWednesdays GamesPhiladelphia 3, Houston 1 New York Red Bulls 1, D.C. United 0 Seattle 1, San Jose 0Thursdays GamesNew York City FC 2, Orlando City 0 Los Angeles Galaxy 2, Los Angeles FC 2, tieToday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.Saturday, August 4Toronto FC at Atlanta United FC, 4 p.m. D.C. United at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. New England at Orlando City, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota United, 8 p.m. Vancouver at New York City FC, 8 p.m. Los Angeles Galaxy at Colorado, 9 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Houston, 9 p.m. Chicago at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. Philadelphia at Portland, 11 p.m.Sunday, August 5Los Angeles FC at New York Red Bulls, 6 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern(Home teams listed “ rst) SEMIFINALS 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.Todays GameSky Blue FC at Chicago, 8 p.m.Sundays GamesPortland 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.Wednesday, Aug. 8Washington at Utah, 10 p.m.Friday, Aug. 10North Carolina at Chicago, 8 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at St. Louis -105 Chicago -105 Philadelphia -120 at Cincinnati +110 New York -135 at Pittsburgh +125 Washington -149 at Miami +139 Los Angeles -125 at Atlanta +115 Arizona -152 at San Diego +142 at San Francisco-114 Milwaukee +104American LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at New York -400 Kansas City +370 Cleveland -175 at Detroit +163 at Baltimore Off Tampa Bay Off at Boston -195 Minnesota +180 at Chicago Off Toronto Off at Houston -352 Texas +322 at Los Angeles -125 Seattle +115Interleagueat Colorado -128 Oakland +118NFL Thursday Hall of Fame GameFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Baltimore 1 2 33 ChicagoUpdated Odds Available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLNATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM „ Elected Arte Moreno to the board of directors.American LeagueCHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Designated RHP Chris Volstad for assignment. Recalled RHP Thyago Vieira from Charlotte (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Tyler Danish from Charlotte. DETROIT TIGERS „ Optioned LHP Ryan Carpenter to Toledo (IL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Optioned RHP Dayan Diaz to Inland Empire (Cal). NEW YORK YANKEES „ Placed OF Aaron Judge on the 10-day DL. Recalled INF Tyler Wade from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). SEATTLE MARINERS „ Signed RHP Jordan Desgujin to a minor league contract. TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Designated C Adam Moore for assignment. Selected the contract of C Michael Perez from Durham (IL). TEXAS RANGERS „ Traded LHP Cole Hamels and cash to the Chicago Cubs for RHPs Eddie Butler and Rollie Lacy and a player to be named.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Acquired INF Eduardo Escobar from the Minnesota Twins for RHP Jhoan Duran and OFs Gabriel Maciel and Ernie De La Trinidad. Recalled SS Ildemaro Vargas from Reno (PCL). Placed INF Jake Lamb on the 10-day DL. Designated INF Jack Reinheimer for assignment. ATLANTA BRAVES „ Acquired LHP Jonny Venters for $250,000 of international signing bonus pool allocation. CHICAGO CUBS „ Recalled RHP Alec Mills from Iowa (PCL). CINCINNATI REDS „ Optioned RHP Austin Brice to Louisville (IL). Designated LHP Kyle Crockett for assignment. Recalled RHP Keury Mella and LHP Wandy Peralta from Louisville. COLORADO ROCKIES „ Assigned 2B Daniel Castro outright to Albuquerque (PCL). NEW YORK METS „ Assigned 2B Ty Kelly outright to Las Vegas (PCL). Designated OF Matt den Dekker for assignment. Signed OF Austin Jackson to a one-year contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Acquired INF Asdrubal Cabrera from the New York Mets for RHP Franklyn Kilome. Optioned RHP Drew Anderson to Lehigh Valley (IL). Recalled LHP Ranger Suarez from Lehigh Valley. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Recalled RHP Alex McRae from Indianapolis (IL). Optioned RHP Michael Feliz to Indianapolis. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Traded RHP Sam Tuivailala to Seattle for RHP Seth Elledge and assigned Elledge to Spring“ eld (TL). Designated LHP Tyler Lyons and RHP Greg Holland for assignment. Placed LHP Brett Cecil on the 10-day DL, retroactive to July 23. Selected the contract of RHP Dakota Hudson from Memphis (PCL). Recalled RHP Daniel Poncedeleon and LHP Tyler Webb from Memphis and RHP Luke Weaver from Peoria (MWL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS „ Optioned 2B Kelby Tomlinson and LHP Ty Blach to Sacramento (PCL). Sent 2B Joe Panik to Sacramento for a rehab assignment.American AssociationKANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Traded OF Dexter Kjerstad to Winnipeg for a player to be named. Signed OF Logan Moon.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Activated RHP Tyler Badamo. Placed RHP John Brownell on the inactive list.Can-Am LeagueQUEBEC CAPITALES „ Released RHP Ryan Searle. Signed INF Zach Wilson. SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS „ Released OF Alex Glenn.United Shore Professional Baseball LeagueUTICA UNICORNS „ Announced RHP Jake Mayer was signed by the Seattle Mariners.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationLOS ANGELES CLIPPERS „ Waived G C.J. Williams.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueNFL „ Suspended New York Jets WR ArDarius Stewart without pay for the “ rst two games of the regular season for violating the leagues policy on performance-enhancing substances. ARIZONA CARDINALS „ Released DE Moubarek Djeri. Signed S Tre Boston to a oneyear contract. ATLANTA FALCONS „ Agreed to terms with OT Jake Matthews on a “ ve-year contract extension. CHICAGO BEARS „ Signed OL Jack Allen. Waived DL Bunmi Rotimi. CLEVELAND BROWNS „ Signed DL Zaycoven Henderson and WR Blake Jackson. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS „ Placed TE Hunter Henry, G Forest Lamp and CB Jason Verrett on the PUP list. Placed G Brett Boyko and S Derwin James on active-NFI list. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ Signed WR Paul Turner. Released TE Troy Niklas. OAKLAND RAIDERS „ Placed G-OT Vadal Alexander and DE Khalil Mack on the reservedid not report list. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Agreed to terms with OT Taylor Lewan on a multi-year contract extension and TE Delanie Walker on a two-year contract extension. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Signed QB Colt McCoy to a contract extension through 2019.HOCKEYAmerican Hockey LeagueBAKERSFIELD CONDORS „ Named Sam Kim video coordinator and Chad Drown trainer. Announced Edmonton Oilers goaltending development coach Sylvain Rodrigue will work for the team full-time.SOCCERMajor League SoccerNEW YORK CITY FC „ Acquired M Valentin Castellanos on loan from Club Atletico Torque (Primera Division-Uruguay).

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C4 Saturday, July 28, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Matt HolzapfelCorrespondentLEESBURG „ When Domi-nic Jeancola came in to replace Lightning starter Hunter Caudelle in the eighth inning with his team trailing 2-1, he probably didnt expect to pitch three full innings and earn his third win of the season.But thats just what the two-year Leesburg player did, pitching a flawless 10th inning to power the Leesburg Lightning to a 4-3 win over the Sanford River Rats.After Jeancola stranded the runner that started on second base for the Rats due to Florida League tiebreaker rules in the top of the 10th, Tucker Rayburn brought in Leesburgs runner with a game-winning single in the bottom of the inning. I just wanted to make sure we didnt let him score or only let him score and no more than that,Ž Jeancola said, referring to Sanfords runner on second to start the 10th. I knew if we got the guys back up to the plate with a guy already on base that wed be able to pull it out.ŽIt seems like every time were down late in the game, the guys just believe that we can get it done,Ž Jeancola said after the game about his teams ability to find ways to win close games. We put pressure on the other team and somehow come out with a win.ŽAfter a strong seven innings from Caudelle, Jeancola allowed only one run and two hits over the final three innings.Its just because Ive seen it so many times,Ž Billings said when asked where he found the confidence to send Jean-cola out for his third inning. He played here last summer and hes just so reliable. Hes a guy that we know we can always go to regardless of the situation. He just gets the job done, and tonight he was lights out.ŽTrailing 3-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Lees-burg used doubles by Walker McCleney and Garrett Bogart to tie the game and elevate the drama. Matthew Wiseman almost scored the go-ahead run in the inning but was thrown out at home on Bog-arts double.Both McCleney and Bogarts doubles came with two strikes, something that Light-ning head coach Rich Billings said is nice to have in their back pocket, but its not an ideal situation.Its nice to know that we can do it, I wont say that it makes it any less frustrating as a coach,Ž Billings said of his teams two-strike hitting. It is nice to know that our guys are going to battle at the plate.ŽThe Lightning host Sanford on Saturday at Pat Thomas Stadium-Buddy Lowe Field at 7 p.m. to close out the regular season.Leesburg will open the playoffs on Tuesday at home against an opponent still to be determined. The Lightning are the top seed in the playoffs.Lightning go extra innings for win over Sanford it, baseball often gets pulled toward a mythic past that, like all myths, has just enough fact embedded in its story to endure. Both game and nation have been upended by the Information Age and its distractions and diminishing attention spans. Both are buf-feted by the complexities of an increasingly demanding and disenchanted constituency.But our yesterdays, real and imagined, are an alluring siren, as baseball fans who make the summer pilgrimage to Cooper-stown know or quickly realize.Everything about the place „ Victorian architecture, green spaces, ubiquitous bunting and constant reminders of its hand-spun farming heritage „ seems designed to pull you back in time to a baseball past, and an American past, that kind of existed and kind of didnt.Even the choice of Cooperstown was an elaborate transaction between truth and myth aimed at helping an agri-cultural community transition to a tourist economy.When I was a kid, the signs here all said Birthplace of Baseball,Ž an ode to Cooper-stowns Abner Doubleday, who invented the game one day in 1839.Except, of course, he didnt. Like so many good things, baseball emerged not from one single event but from a murky soup of predecessors „ things like town ball,Ž old catŽ and perhaps even the English game of rounders.The commission that venerated Doubleday in the early 20th century, and led to Cooperstowns elevation, was motivated as much by a desire to prove that baseball was a purely American game as it was by historical accuracy. The title of the Ha lls official magazine sums it up nicely: Memories and Dreams.ŽThe pasts pull is powerful as you walk through the Hall of Fame and its museum. It engulfs you, beckoning you. It speaks of men long gone, ways of life long overwritten, times that it would be easy to call simpler (though black and Latino athletes might take issue with that conclusion).Yet as the Halls romance begins to airlift you away, if you cast a colder eye, something emerges from the mist, something common to so many of the relics on display: Behind the comforting veneer of a static, dusty past, a con-stantly rushing river of change and progress is revealed.There is the baseball cap worn by Boston Red Sox catcher Bob Montgomery on Sept. 9, 1979, the day he became the final big leaguer to bat without a helmet. I remember, as a child, having passionate debates with friends about whether players should be required to wear helmets. There is the bat used by Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees on April 6, 1973, the day he became the first desig-nated hitter in baseball history. The DH debate rages to this day. Nearby, there is the protec-tive throat flap invented by Dodgers catcher Steve Yeager that spread throughout base-ball to protect catchers necks from 100-mph fastballs and broken bats.Baseball has always been a game of innovation, experi-mentation and change,Ž an exhibit about the games early history tells us. While the game keeps one foot in the past, ever mindful of its cher-ished history, it also steps into the future by altering rules, adopting new tactics, and testing novel equipment.ŽAnd there is, of course, the significant chunk of the Hall devoted to people of color „ the Jackie Robinsons, Larry Dobys, Roberto Clementes and their counterparts across the major leagues whose arrivals were, at the time, considered by critics to be tectonic shifts that baseball might not endure. It did.Sabermetrics, free agency, reviewed calls, the no-pitch intentional walk, even the dawn of gloves themselves 150 years ago: Each was a sea change that helped make the game what it is today. And just ask current players Gift Ngoepe of South Africa or Dovydas Neverauskas of Lithuania, the first MLB players from their countries, whether baseball is merely about tradition.There are continuous argu-ments, even among the most ardent of fans, about the deci-sions that change the game. I passed a number of them while walking through the Hall this week.In front of the Henry Aaron exhibit, two men waged a spir-ited discussion about whether the DH should be deployed in the National League. One floor down, in a room devoted to the history of Latino players, a similar conversation unfolded about shifts. And near a dis-play of 19th-century catchers mitts, a gaggle of boys talked of the virtues and detriments of plate-blocking rules.Sorta like how the players and executives of baseball are talking about it all.Lets end with a counterbalance to Lawrence Ritter. Its from one of the games greatest pitchers, who was denied the right to play in the big leagues for much of his career because of the color of his skin. Not for him the allure of a romanticized past that reframed progress as tradition.Dont look back,Ž Satchel Paige said. Something might be gaining on you.ŽHe was being extreme, but he had a point. Truth is, theres room in baseball for all three of its sometimes-competing narratives „ the past, the imagined past and the very real present. HOFFrom Page C1of football here in Miami. Its kind of a fun transition, transitioning from one of the young guys to one of the more veteran guys.Ž As if to underline that idea, Tannehill played with his 2-year-old son on the field after practice Thursday while talking with his pregnant wife. Hes not just grown up by now. Hes grown a family. Hes grown old, at least by the way sports keeps score. The season rests on him, of course. Gase says thats not the case. He says this team can win. But we saw what happened last year when he was lost. It wasnt pretty, just as it usually isnt across the league. Look at Houston when DeShaun Watson went down, Green Bay when Aaron Rodgers went down, Arizona when Carson Palmer went down. Of course, Minnesota did great without Sam Bradford, and Philadelphia won the Super Bowl without Carson Wentz. The Dolphins arent those teams. Their roster isnt that strong. Their back-up, too, is untested David Fales. There is something being made of him wearing a knee brace saying, Ryan Tannehill 2.0,Ž as if its a new and improved version of him this year. He also put out a video in social media showing him working out with receivers this offseason, perhaps a jab at Landry saying Tannehill wouldnt work out with him. No quarterback is tougher. No Dolphin works harder. No one has a simpler approach to his craft, as Tannehill again showed when asked what he wants for his 30th birthday. Great day of practice,Ž he said. Thats Tannehill. You root for people like him in life. But rooting for him doesnt change the conclusion: This is his year to prove himself. Either he makes it or doesnt. But this is the last time this kind of column gets written to start a training camp. DOLPHINSFrom Page C1overall draft pick, Baker Mayfield, as the starting quarterback. The head man in Cleveland, Hue Jackson, also has a background on offense and some ideas of his own on how to move the ball. Of course, Jackson also has that 1-31 record.That is what appealed to me „ the challenge and the people I was going to be working alongside of,Ž Haley said when hired.Norv Turner, Carolina „ One of the most successful OCs in NFL history „ not so much as a head coach, with a 114122-1 record „ Turner tries to re-establish Cam Newton as an elite passer. Newton remains a dangerous runner and creator, but hes never developed the fundamentals to be a true pocket passer, and as he gets later into his career, the 2015 league MVP needs those basics in his repertoire. Turner has been an effec-tive QB whisperer for decades, going back to help-ing Troy Aikman become a Hall of Famer. Turner has a strong relationship with Panthers coach Ron Rivera, and will get lots of leeway in running the offense, par-ticularly in resurrecting the deep passing game.I think Cam gets that Norv is here to help,Ž Rivera said.John DeFilippo, Minnesota „ DeFilippo moves from the Eagles, where he masterfully helped Carson Wentz reach prominence, then was of immeasurable aid for Nick Foles in the Super Bowl run. DeFilippo was handed an expensive bauble, too.The Vikings signed Kirk Cousins to the largest guaranteed contract in NFL history after discard-ing their three quarterbacks of 2018, including Case Keenum, who helped Min-nesota reach the conference title game. With short-term 2018 sensation Dalvin Cook returning to the backfield, a solid and deep receiving group and a strong line, expectations in the Twin Cities are for the Vikes to take that next huge step.Hes been a great communicator, and I love his passion for the game,Ž Cousins said of DeFilippo.Joe Philbin, Green Bay „ From 2007-11, with the transition from Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers a part of it, Philbin was the Packers OC. The teams success, including a Super Bowl title, got him the head job in Miami, where he went 24-28.Following two seasons working in Indianapolis with the offensive line, Philbin Part 2 begins on the tundra.Rodgers has been some-what vocal about changes in Green Bay that didnt quite meet his approval. So the symbiosis between A-Rod and Philbin will be critical.Change can be really good ... any time youre in a situation where youve had the same type of things going on for a number of years, its nice to change it up in some positions, yeah,Ž Rodgers said.Matt LaFleur, Tennessee „ LaFleur rapidly has gone from QB coach in Atlanta „ Matt Ryan had his MVP season with LaFleur on hand two years ago „ to overseeing the Rams offensive turnaround. Having such success with Jared Goff and Todd Gurley in LA, he heads to Nashville, where the pass-ing game has been dormant.If Marcus Mariota is to become a franchise quarter-back, it must happen soon. LaFleur doesnt have a lot to work with in Music City, but he didnt seem to in SoCal either. And unlike with the Rams, where coach Sean McVay called many plays, the offense is LaFleurs baby now.This is something when you get into the coaching profession, youre always looking for the next step,Ž LaFleur said.Randy Fichtner, Pittsburgh „ Roethlisberger should have a more peaceful co-existence with Fichtner, and the offensive tempo figures to speed up.This should be the best attack in the AFC, anchored by RB LeVeon Bell and WR Antonio Brown. Fichtner needs to ensure it is close to the top given the question marks on defense.He knows what we do well,Ž Brown said. He knows some things we can work on and some things that (we can do) better. But were in great hands with him.Ž HALEYFrom Page C1Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley directs a drill during the teams organized team activity on June 5 in Berea, Ohio. A former head coach with the Chiefs who spent the past six seasons in Pittsburgh, Haley faces a whole new set of challenges with the Browns. [AP PHOTO/RON SCHWANE, FILE] Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin talks on the sidelines before a game on Jan. 1, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis. Philbin is back in Green Bay, where he was offensive coordinator from 2007 through the 2011 season. [AP PHOTO/ MIKE ROEMER, FILE]

PAGE 17 | Saturday, July 28, 2018 C5 AMERICANLEAGUENATIONALLEAGUEEASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Boston7133.683„„6-4L-234-1437-19 NewYork6536.6444„5-5W-135-1430-22 TampaBay5350.5151785-5W-229-2024-30 Toronto4655.45523144-6L-327-2819-27 Baltimore2974.28241323-7L-117-3512-39 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Cleveland5546.545„„5-5W-132-2123-25 Minnesota4853.4757126-4W-429-2219-31 Detroit4460.42312184-6W-126-2518-35 Chicago3666.35319255-5L-219-2917-37 KansasCity3171.30424305-5L-215-3716-34 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Houston6737.644„„5-5L-132-2135-16 Seattle6141.5985„4-6W-134-1927-22 Oakland6143.587618-2W-626-2235-21 LosAngeles5252.50015104-6W-227-2725-25 Texas4262.40425202-8L-420-3422-28 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Philadelphia5844.569„„6-4W-334-1824-26 Atlanta5445.5452„4-6L-225-2129-24 Washington5151.500745-5W-223-2528-26 NewYork4357.43014116-4W-321-3322-24 Miami4460.42315126-4L-124-3020-30 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Chicago6042.588„„6-4W-233-1927-23 Milwaukee5946.5622„4-6W-133-2126-25 Pittsburgh5351.510838-2L-229-2524-26 St.Louis5151.500944-6L-124-2427-27 Cincinnati4558.43715114-6L-123-3122-27 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY LosAngeles5746.553„„6-4W-128-2429-22 Arizona5648.53815-5L-227-2529-23 Colorado5447.535218-2W-124-2430-23 SanFrancisco5252.500544-6L-231-2021-32 SanDiego4263.40016152-8L-220-3122-32 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALL ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSLATE TampaBayatBaltimore ClevelandatDetroit MinnesotaatBoston TexasatHouston TorontoatChicagoWhiteSox OaklandatColorado SeattleatL.A.Angels N.Y.MetsatPittsburgh PhiladelphiaatCincinnati WashingtonatMiami L.A.DodgersatAtlanta ChicagoCubsatSt.Louis ArizonaatSanDiego MilwaukeeatSanFrancisco POSTPONED KansasCityatN.Y.YankeesTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA Chi.CubsQuintana(L)9-63.8713-63-019.01.89 St.LouisMikolas(R)4:05p10-32.8213-71-015.04.20 PhiladelphiaVelasquez(R)7-84.058-111-015.00.60 CincinnatiHarvey(R)6:40p5-65.219-81-114.16.91 N.Y.MetsdeGrom(R)5-51.718-120-124.01.13 PittsburghWilliams(R)7:05p8-74.1110-102-113.13.38 L.A.DodgersWood(L)6-53.9511-91-018.04.00 AtlantaFried(L)7:10p1-33.922-11-114.23.07 WashingtonGonzalez(L)6-73.9410-100-216.24.86 MiamiRichards(R)7:10p3-54.416-81-016.11.65 ArizonaCorbin(L)7-43.0611-101-117.13.63 SanDiegoRoss(R)8:40p6-84.2912-81-213.18.10 MilwaukeeChacin(R)9-33.5815-72-016.23.24 SanFranciscoCueto(R)9:05p3-12.765-30-117.06.35AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA KansasCityFillmyer(R)0-12.820-20-111.03.27 N.Y.YankeesSeverino(R)1:05p14-32.6318-31-115.07.80 ClevelandClevinger(R)7-63.438-120-318.25.30 DetroitLiriano(L)6:10p3-54.736-100-010.09.90 TampaBayTBD()0-00.000-00-00.00.00 BaltimoreGausman(R)7:05p4-84.545-150-214.27.98 MinnesotaOdorizzi(R)4-64.379-121-016.13.31 BostonPorcello(R)7:10p12-43.9314-72-115.06.60 TorontoTBD()0-00.000-00-00.00.00 CWSGiolito(R)7:10p7-86.099-112-119.22.29 TexasJurado(R)0-17.710-10-14.27.71 HoustonVerlander(R)7:10p10-52.1913-91-118.02.50 SeattleHernandez(R)8-85.2210-101-215.05.40 L.A.AngelsBarria(R)9:07p5-73.805-90-315.15.28INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA OaklandAnderson(L)2-25.465-22-014.13.14 ColoradoSenzatela(R)8:10p3-35.551-21-218.14.91 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLJULY28 1931: BobFothergillofChicagohitahomerunandatriple inan11-runeighthinning.TheWhiteSoxsetanAmerican Leaguerecordbyrecording12hitsintheinningandbeat theNewYorkYankees14-12. 1940: KingKongKellerhitthreehomerstogivetheNew YorkYankeesa10-9winoverChicagointhe“rstgameof adoubleheadersplit. 1951: ClydeVollmerofBostonhitagrandslaminthe16th inning,thelatesthitinamajorleaguegame.TheRedSox beattheClevelandIndians,8-4,in16. 1958: Forthesixthtimeinhiscareer,MickeyMantlehit homerunsfrombothsidesoftheplate.NewYorkbeatthe Athletics14-7. 1971: Sixteen-timeGoldGlovewinnerBrooksRobinson committedthreeerrorsinthesixthinningagainsttheOaklandAs.FrankRobinsonsthree-runhomerintheninth wonthegamefortheOrioles. 1976: JohnOdom(“veinnings)andFranciscoBarrios(four innings)combinedonano-hitterastheChicagoWhiteSox beatOakland2-1. 1983: ALPresidentLeeMcPhailruledthatGeorgeBretts pinetarŽhomerunagainstNewYorkonJuly24should count.Theumpireshaddisallowedthehomerbecause thepinetaronBrettsbatexceededthe18-inchlimit.The restofthegamewasplayedAug.18withtheKansasCity RoyalsbeatingtheYankees,5-4. 1989: AtlantasDaleMurphytiedtwomajorleaguerecords byhittingtwohomersanddrivinginsixrunsinthesixth inningastheBravesbeattheSanFranciscoGiants10-1. 1990: ShawonDunstontiedamajorleaguerecordwith threetriplesandledtheChicagoCubstoa10-7winover theMontrealExpos. S TATISTICALLEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE BATTING: Betts,Boston,.347;Altuve,Houston,.329;Mart inez,Boston,.323;Segura,Seattle,.321;Machado,Los Angeles,.315;Trout,LosAngeles,.311;Rosario,Minnesota,.308;Simmons,LosAngeles,.307;Merri“eld,Kansas City,.302;Duffy,TampaBay,.301. RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,88;Betts,Boston,81;Trout,Los Angeles,77;Martinez,Boston,74;Ramirez,Cleveland,72; Benintendi,Boston,71;Bregman,Houston,70;Judge,New Y ork,70;Springer,Houston,70;Rosario,Minnesota,69. RBI: Martinez,Boston,85;KDavis,Oakland,78;Ramirez, Cleveland,73;Encarnacion,Cleveland,71;Bregman,Houst on,68;Haniger,Seattle,67;Lowrie,Oakland,65;Machado, LosAngeles,65;Bogaerts,Boston,64;3tiedat63. HITS: Altuve,Houston,134;Rosario,Minnesota,125; Segura,Seattle,125;Lindor,Cleveland,120;Martinez, Boston,120;Castellanos,Detroit,119;Merri“eld,Kansas City,116;Machado,LosAngeles,115;Betts,Boston,114; Ramirez,Cleveland,112. DOUBLES: Escobar,Minnesota,37;Lindor,Cleveland, 34;Bregman,Houston,33;Merri“eld,KansasCity,31; Andujar,NewYork,30;Bogaerts,Boston,30;Castellanos, Detroit,30;Abreu,Chicago,28;4tiedat27. T RIPLES: Sanchez,Chicago,9;Smith,TampaBay,7; Benintendi,Boston,6;Hernandez,Toronto,6;Chapman, Oakland,5;Moncada,Chicago,5;Profar,Texas,5;5tied at4. HOMERUNS: Martinez,Boston,31;Ramirez,Cleveland,30; T rout,LosAngeles,28;KDavis,Oakland,27;Judge,New Y ork,26;Gallo,Texas,25;Lindor,Cleveland,25;Betts, Boston,24;Machado,LosAngeles,24;2tiedat23. S TOLENBASES: Gordon,Seattle,23;Ramirez,Cleveland, 22;Anderson,Chicago,21;Merri“eld,KansasCity,21; T rout,LosAngeles,20;Betts,Boston,18;DeShields,Texas, 18;Smith,TampaBay,18;Benintendi,Boston,17;RDavis, Cleveland,16. PITCHING: Severino,NewYork,14-3;Carrasco,Cleveland, 12-5;Kluber,Cleveland,12-6;Porcello,Boston,12-4;Snell, T ampaBay,12-5;Gonzales,Seattle,11-5;Morton,Houst on,11-2;Price,Boston,11-6;Rodriguez,Boston,11-3; Sale,Boston,11-4. ERA: Sale,Boston,2.13;Verlander,Houston,2.19;Snell, T ampaBay,2.27;Bauer,Cleveland,2.32;Cole,Houston, 2.54;Skaggs,LosAngeles,2.62;Severino,NewYork,2.63; Kluber,Cleveland,2.88;Morton,Houston,2.89;2tiedat 3.38. S TRIKEOUTS: Sale,Boston,197;Bauer,Cleveland,192; Cole,Houston,186;Verlander,Houston,183;Paxton, Seattle,155;Severino,NewYork,152;Morton,Houston, 151;Berrios,Minnesota,136;Kluber,Cleveland,134;Snell, T ampaBay,134. NATIONALLEAGUE BATTING: Freeman,Atlanta,.319;Dickerson,Pittsburgh, .318;Gennett,Cincinnati,.317;Markakis,Atlanta,.316; Almora,Chicago,.316;Yelich,Milwaukee,.314;Kemp,Los Angeles,.313;Realmuto,Miami,.310;Arenado,Colorado, .306;Suarez,Cincinnati,.306. RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,77;Albies,Atlanta,75;Arenado,Colorado,67;Pham,St.Louis,67;Yelich,Milwaukee, 67;Carpenter,St.Louis,66;Goldschmidt,Arizona,65; Hernandez,Philadelphia,65;Baez,Chicago,63;Freeman, Atlanta,62. RBI: Suarez,Cincinnati,78;Baez,Chicago,74;Arenado, Colorado,73;Aguilar,Milwaukee,72;Story,Colorado,68; Hoskins,Philadelphia,67;Rizzo,Chicago,67;Freeman, Atlanta,66;Kemp,LosAngeles,64;Gennett,Cincinnati,63. HITS: Freeman,Atlanta,123;Markakis,Atlanta,123;Gennett,Cincinnati,119;Castro,Miami,118;Albies,Atlanta, 115;Peraza,Cincinnati,115;Anderson,Miami,114; Arenado,Colorado,111;Blackmon,Colorado,111;Story, Colorado,111. DOUBLES: Carpenter,St.Louis,31;Albies,Atlanta, 30;Markakis,Atlanta,30;Freeman,Atlanta,27;Story, Colorado,27;Baez,Chicago,26;Mercer,Pittsburgh,25; Rendon,Washington,25;4tiedat24. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,9;CTaylor,LosAngeles,8; Baez,Chicago,6;Dickerson,Pittsburgh,6;Nimmo,New York,6;Rosario,NewYork,6;6tiedat5. HOMERUNS: Aguilar,Milwaukee,25;Arenado,Colorado, 25;Carpenter,St.Louis,25;Harper,Washington,25; Muncy,LosAngeles,24;Suarez,Cincinnati,23;Goldschmidt,Arizona,22;4tiedat20. STOLENBASES: SMarte,Pittsburgh,25;MTaylor,Washington,24;Inciarte,Atlanta,23;Hamilton,Cincinnati,22; Turner,Washington,22;Baez,Chicago,19;Cain,Milwaukee,19;Peraza,Cincinnati,17;Dyson,Arizona,16;3tied at14. PITCHING: Scherzer,Washington,13-5;Lester,Chicago, 12-3;Nola,Philadelphia,12-3;Godley,Arizona,11-6; Greinke,Arizona,11-5;Mikolas,St.Louis,10-3;Chacin, Milwaukee,9-3;Newcomb,Atlanta,9-5;Quintana,Chicago,9-6;9tiedat8. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.71;Nola,Philadelphia,2.42; Scherzer,Washington,2.43;Mikolas,St.Louis,2.82; Foltynewicz,Atlanta,2.85;Greinke,Arizona,3.05;Lester, Chicago,3.06;Corbin,Arizona,3.13;Freeland,Colorado, 3.28;Newcomb,Atlanta,3.41. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,189;deGrom,New York,159;Corbin,Arizona,158;Greinke,Arizona,137; Nola,Philadelphia,136;Gray,Colorado,131;Foltynewicz, Atlanta,125;Pivetta,Philadelphia,122;Godley,Arizona, 120;Velasquez,Philadelphia,118.THURSDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague L.A.Angels12,ChicagoWhiteSox8 N.Y.Yankees7,KansasCity2 TampaBay4,Baltimore3 Minnesota2,Boston1 Oakland7,Texas6 NationalLeague ChicagoCubs7,Arizona6 N.Y.Mets12,Pittsburgh6 Washington10,Miami3 Philadelphia9,Cincinnati4 L.A.Dodgers8,Atlanta2 Milwaukee7,SanFrancisco5 SUNDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague KansasCityatN.Y.Yankees,1:05p.m. MinnesotaatBoston,1:05p.m. TampaBayatBaltimore,1:05p.m. ClevelandatDetroit,1:10p.m. TexasatHouston,2:10p.m. TorontoatChicagoWhiteSox,2:10p.m. SeattleatL.A.Angels,4:07p.m. NationalLeague PhiladelphiaatCincinnati,1:10p.m. WashingtonatMiami,1:10p.m. L.A.DodgersatAtlanta,1:35p.m. N.Y.MetsatPittsburgh,1:35p.m. MilwaukeeatSanFrancisco,4:05p.m. ArizonaatSanDiego,4:10p.m. ChicagoCubsatSt.Louis,8:05p.m. Interleague OaklandatColorado,3:10p.m.FANTASYPLAYSRougnedOdor,2B,TexasRangers ( leagues): Actquick;thisisprobablythe lastweekthatOdorwillbewidelyavailable.Odorgotofftoveryslowstartthis season,buthasbattedwellover.300 sincethemiddleofJune.Hecanhelp yourteaminthehomerunandstolen basecategories. DereckRodriguez,SP,SanFrancisco Giants(54percent): Rodriguezhasgiven upthreerunsorfewerin10ofhis“rst11 bigleaguestartsandhasdemonstrated excellentcontrolforarookiepitcher. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos8432981114.347 AltuveHou10440764134.329 JMartinezBos9737274120.323 SeguraSea9539068125.321 MMachadoBal9636548115.315 TroutLAA10435477110.311 RosarioMin10040669125.308 SimmonsLAA9335250108.307 Merri“eldKC9838447116.302 MDuffyTB8533234100.301 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. FFreemanAtl9938562123.319 DickersonPit9134650110.318 GennettCin9937561119.317 MarkakisAtl9938957123.316 AlmoraChC953015095.316 YelichMil8934767109.314 KempLAD9932048100.312 RealmutoMia752975092.310 ArenadoCol9536367111.306 SuarezCin863245599.306 ThroughJuly26HolydiverWashingtonNationalsTreaTurnerdivesintohomeplatetoscoreonasinglebyMattAdamsduringthe“rstinning againsttheMiamiMarlinsFridayinMiami.[WILFREDOLEE/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]


C6 Saturday, July 28, 2018 | BUSINESS 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 J FMAMJ 2,760 2,820 2,880 S&P 500Close: 2,818.82 Change: -18.62 (-0.7%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 27,200 J FMAMJ 24,960 25,280 25,600 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,451.06 Change: -76.01 (-0.3%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 886 Declined 1922 New Highs 65 New Lows 36 Vol. (in mil.) 3,380 Pvs. Volume 3,608 2,095 2,208 641 2232 75 100 NYSE NASDDOW 25580.22 25370.07 25451.06 -76.01 -0.30% +2.96% DOW Trans. 11023.94 10905.18 10957.18 -27.68 -0.25% +3.25% DOW Util. 728.19 718.99 721.60 -3.78 -0.52% -0.24% NYSE Comp. 12978.82 12886.59 12921.34 -32.05 -0.25% +0.88% NASDAQ 7889.75 7698.96 7737.42 -114.77 -1.46% +12.08% S&P 500 2843.17 2808.34 2818.82 -18.62 -0.66% +5.43% S&P 400 2000.18 1969.39 1975.22 -22.22 -1.11% +3.93% Wilshire 5000 29620.68 29218.88 29321.74 -248.98 -0.84% +5.50% Russell 2000 1697.30 1660.43 1663.34 -32.02 -1.89% +8.32% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 30.13 39.80 31.08 +.73 +2.4 t t t -20.1 -15.0 6 2.00 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 145.20 139.85 -1.93 -1.4 t s s +40.3 +33.1 25 0.24 Amer Express AXP 83.33 103.24 103.85 +1.35 +1.3 s s s +4.6 +21.8 15 1.40 AutoNation Inc AN 38.59 62.02 45.94 +.08 +0.2 t t t -10.5 +8.0 12 ... 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Neither Van de Ven nor GE identified the airlines. WASHINGTONEPA reverses order allowing polluting enginesEnvironmental Protec-tion Agency acting chief Andrew Wheeler has withdrawn a break that the agency gave makers of higher-pollution diesel trucks on Scott Pruitts last day as agency administrator.The EPA released a Wheeler directive Thurs-day night reversing one that Pruitt issued on July 6. Pruitt left office that day in the face of unrelenting allegations he misused his office for luxury perks and other personal and political gain.Wheeler wrote in a memo that Pruitt appeared to have overstepped his authority in the July 6 order, which barred the agency from enforcing a cap imposed during the Obama admin-istration on the annual production of higher-polluting tractor-trailers, known as glider trucks. By Alex VeigaThe Associated PressTechnology companies led a slide in U.S. stocks Friday, adding to the markets losses from another tech-driven sell-off a day earlier.Twitter plunged more than 20 percent, its second-biggest loss since going public in 2013, after the social media network said its monthly users declined in the second quarter.While technology stocks made up much of the markets drop, smaller-company stocks fell more than the rest of the market. The losses outweighed gains in banks and phone companies.Even so, the S&P 500, the markets benchmark index, had its fourth weekly gain in a row.The week ended largely as it began, with investors focused on a cavalcade of company earnings reports, most of which have topped Wall Streets forecasts.There were clearly high expectations coming into second-quarter earnings and weve seen where companies have performed well relative to those expectations, theyve typically been rewarded, and where they have fallen short of those expectations, either in current quarter or future guidance, is where youre seeing (selling) occur,Ž said Bill Northey, senior vice president at U.S. Bank Wealth Management.The S&P 500 index fell 18.62 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,818.82. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 76.01 points, or 0.3 percent, to 25,451.06. The Nasdaq composite index, which is heavily weighted with technology companies, lost 114.77 points, or 1.5 percent, to 7,737.42.The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gave up 32.02 points, or 1.9 percent, to 1,663.34.This was the busiest stretch of the second-quarter earnings season, with roughly a third of companies in the S&P 500 reporting results. While some companies posted results that fell short of analysts forecasts, most delivered better-than-expected results and favorable outlooks.Of the 49 percent of the companies in the S&P 500 that had issued quar-terly results as of Friday, some 65 percent reported earnings and revenue that beat analysts forecasts, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.Tech leads market lower again The logo for Twitter is displayed Feb. 8 above a trading post on the ” oor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $100.1 million after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. [RICHARD DREW/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] By Barbara OrtutayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Cracking down on hate, abuse and online trolls is also hurting Twitters standing with investors.The companys stock plunged Friday after it reported a decline in its monthly users and warned that the number could fall further in the coming months. The 20.5 percent plunge comes one day after Facebook lost 19 percent of its value in a single day.Twitter says its putting the long-term stability of its plat-form above user growth. That leaves investors seemingly unable to value what the big-gest companies in the sector, which rely on their potential user reach, are worth.Twitter had 335 million monthly users in the quarter, below the 339 million Wall Street was expecting, and down slightly from 336 mil-lion in the first quarter.That overshadowed a strong monthly user growth of 3 percent compared with the previous year.The company said its monthly user number could continue to fall in the midsingle-digit millionsŽ in the third quarter.While Friday was Twit-ters second-worst loss since it went public in November 2013, the stock has still dou-bled in value over the last 12 months.Long criticized for allowing bad behavior to run rampant on its platform, Twitter has begun to crack down, banning accounts that violate its terms and making others less visible.Twitter is now attempting to rein in the worst offenders after years as one of the Wild West corners of the internet.At the same time, it must convince people its the go-to platform in social media, even though it is dwarfed right now by Facebook.Facebook has more than 2.23 billion users while its apps WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger each have over 1 billion.Twitter on Friday reiterated its efforts to to invest in improving the health of the public conversationŽ on its platform, making the longterm healthŽ of its service a priority over short-term metrics such as user numbers.As part of these efforts, Twitter said that as of May, its systems identified and challenged more than 9 million accounts per week that are potentially spam or automated, up from 6.4 million in December 2017. The company has previously disclosed these numbers.A Washington Post report put the total number of suspended accounts in May and June at 70 million. The Associated Press also found that Twitter suspended 56 million such accounts in the last quarter of 2017. While Twitter maintains that most of these accounts were dor-mant and thus not counted in the monthly user figure, the company also warned that its cleanup efforts could affect its counted user base without giving specific numbers.We want people to feel safe freely expressing themselves and have launched new tools to address problem behaviors that distort and distract from the public conversation,Ž CEO Jack Dorsey said in a prepared statement.Twitters market value dropped by more than $6 bil-lion Friday, to around $26 billion. Investors still value Facebook at $503 billion. Facebook lost $119 billion in value on Thursday.Twitters second-quarter net income hit $100.1 million, after a loss last year during the same period. Its the companys third profit in a row, the third it has ever posted.Per-share, the San Francisco companys net income was 13 cents, or 17 cents adjusted, in line with expec-tations, according to a poll by Zacks Investment Research.Not enough cloutBad week in social media gets worse; Twitter hammeredThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Disneys $71.3 billion acquisition of Twenty-First Century Foxs entertainment division is one step closer after shareholders approved the deal Friday.The tie-up brings together Marvels X-Men and Avengers franchises and creates an entertainment behemoth in the digital streaming era. The shareholder vote caps a saga that began in December 2017, when Disney made its first offer for part of Rupert Murdochs media conglomerate. It kicked off a bidding war with Comcast, which dropped out last week focus on attempted buyout of the European pay-TV opera-tor Sky.The Fox deal will help Disney compete with technology play-ers like Amazon and Netflix.The agreement is not expected to close for several months and still requires regu-latory approvals.Shareholders approve Disneys $71.3B acquisition of Fox


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Freshwater wells through-out Lake and Sumter counties provide cool, clear water straight from Floridas aqui-fer. They normally have a much lower yearly cost to operate than water provided by municipal systems, and many argue the water is better because it is not chlorinated.The only problem with wells is that it is up to the homeowners to keep them flowing, because they essentially own the utility. Maintenance and repairs to a well can be costly, especially if you hire an unscrupulous provider who takes advantage of a panicked homeowner who is without water. David Muffett is the owner of Earls Well Drilling & Pump Service, and he understands that a little maintenance helps prevent well pump shutdowns.Ants, bugs and small liz-ards can wreak havoc on your wells operating system. I have seen a well stop working over one ant getting in between the contacts of the pressure switch,Ž Muffett said. He stresses that home-owners should take care to keep insects and critters away from all working components of the well. When an ant, a bug or critter wedges itself between the contacts of the pressure switch, it often arcs the wiring. If this happens, a new pressure switch should be installed.Most freshwater wells in the area are rock wells, which have been bored 100 to 150 feet through limestone rock with a four-inch steel casing that holds a 1.25-inch water pipe and submersible 1 to 1.5 horsepower pump. The well pump, having a motor cooled by the water it pumps, is set approximately 20 feet below the water level. This means the pump could be 100 feet or deeper in the ground, and replacing a bad or worn out pump requires special equipment.With a well pump set deep in the ground in 72-degree water, how does a well freeze in Lake or Sumter County?There is a quarter-inch tube just below the pres-sure switch that holds a little water, and it is really easy to freeze … this is what freezes," Muffett said. "During cold snaps, we are flooded with calls, and we tell everyone to take a hair-dryer to the well and warm up the little pipe below the pressure switch (the gray or black rectangular box) and the well will normally start working.Ž Muffett said his policy is to help home-owners with tips like this over the phone to prevent needless service charges. Insulat-ing this small pipe below the pressure switch can usually stop this from happening, he added.Some water experts believe freshwater wells should be chlorinated to cleanse remnants of mold buildup and bacteria. Muffett advises homeowners to have the water from their well tested by a real laboratory instead AROUND THE HOUSESometimes, water wells need TLC from homeowners | Saturday, July 28, 2018 E1 R eaderquestion:My wifeandherthree siblingsinherited thefamilyhomewhentheir motherdied.Mywifewas 20yearsoldatthattime, theeldest,andinvested10k inkeepingthehouse.Itis now39yearslater,andthe siblingswanttheirshare. Mywifeistheonlyonewho hasremainedlivingthere andhaspaidover$700kin upkeep,mortgage,propertytaxes,etc.Shealso refinancedthehomemany yearsagobecauseeach siblingwantedcashfor personalreasons.Mywife haspaidalltheinterestand principalontheserefinances.Another250kwas refinancedtocarefortheir father.Howdoesonedivide thesharesinthissituation?Montysanswer:Assuming therelationshipbetween thesiblingsispositive,the goalmightbetoensure theyarestilltalkingto eachotheraftertheyreach asettlement.Ifeachsiblingspercentageinterest isinthetitle,thereisstill alonghistoryherewith conversationsthatwere likelyoral,andtoday, remembereddifferently. Whenevermoneyis involvedtransparency andexperiencedcounsel isoftenusefulinkeepingrelationshipsintact. Itwouldbebeneficial ifthesiblingscouldagree up-frontonaplantosort outanddecideonhowto proceedtoavoidanymisunderstandings.Createan agendaandappointsomeonetotakenotesinthe meeting.Afterthemeeting sendamemoofthediscussionthatincludestheplan agreedupontoeachsibling. Thereisnomentionof apartnershipagreement establishedwhenthesiblingsinheritedthehouse.It willbehelpfulIfoneexists. Wasprobateinvolvedin transferringthetitle?The moredetailoncostsand timingyoucanfurnishthe lesstimeaconsultantwill havetospendreconstructingafortyyearhistory. Themoreuncontested datayoucanproduce,the moreunlikelyyouwill encounterimpediments. Seekingcompetent advicethatisoutsidethe familycanpreventfuture misunderstandingsthat changethefamilydynamics.Considerretaininga certifiedpublicaccountant(CPA)torecommend thebestwaytoapproach theexpenses,thepayouts,andtherefinances fromthedatethesiblings receivedthetitle.Itmay behelpfultoengageaCPA thatisalsoanattorney. HOME UPGRADES2-HOURDIY PROJECTSTherearesome meaningfulhome improvements youcannishin undertwohours, accordingto Solatube. €Installingavideo doorbelltakesjust afewminutes, andyoucan monitorvisitorsat yourfrontdooron yoursmartphone throughanapp. €Anupgraded bathroom faninstalls quicklyandcan dramatically reducebathroom humidityand odorsandrun morequietly. €Bringmore daylighttoa laundryroom, orroomwith awindowbut notenough lightbyadding adaylighting system. KITCHENSSAFETY TIPSFollowthesetips fromFirstAlert tostaysafeinthe kitchen: €Install functioning smokealarms throughoutyour home. €Keepaneyeon yourfood.Staying inthekitchen whilecookingis keytopreventing ovenorstovetop res. €Keepappliances cleanofgrease andfooddebris thatcould potentiallycause are. OUTDOORSRESURFACE YOURDECKFollowthese simplestepsfrom Trextoanewdeck surfacethatyou canspendless timemaintaining andmoretime enjoying: Step1:Examine thesubstructure. Step2:Remove olddeckboards. Step3:Levelit out. Step4:Installnew deckboards. Step5:Complete withrailing. „Brandpoint DEARMONTY W hyapartnershipa g reementisneeded withinheritedproperty RichardMontgomery Howtoplant ByLauraFirsztMoreContentNow A reyoutryingyourhandat flowergardeningforthe firsttimethisyear?Lucky you.Theresnothing quitelikehelpingtobringlovely flowersoutofthebaresoil,or nurturingspindlyseedlingstofull, lusciouslife.Heresahelpfulguide toplantingflowersforbeginners. Flowergardeningmust-haves€Aplacetoplant,suchas”owerbeds orcontainers. €Flowerseedsorseedlings. €DiggersŽ:Asturdystainlesssteel handtrowelisamust.Addashovelfor large-scale”owergardening. €Sharpshearsforpruningplants „andcuttingabunchofbeautiful blossomstodecorateyourhome. €Agardenhoseorawateringcanwith sprinklerhead. €A”owergardenjournal(moreabout thislater).Chooseseedsorseedlings Startwitheasyflowerspecies likepansiesorgeraniums.Lookfor varietiesthatwillthriveinboth yourlocalUSDAPlantHardiness Zoneandyourparticularyard. Buyingready-to-plantseedlings fromanurseryisgreatforimpatientgardeners„likekidsor kids-at-heart„whowanttosee beautifulbloomsrightaway,or ifitslaterinthegrowingseason. Ifyouprefertheold-fashioned way,trysowingwithheirloom seeds.Theseareopen-pollinatedtraditionalseedvarieties, whichtendtorequirelesscare intermsofwaterandfertilizer thanmodernhybridizedtypes. Wheretoplant Youryardmayalreadyhavebeds laidout.Ifnot,chooseasunny, well-drainedcorner,witheasy accesstoasourceofwater.Be suretopositionflowerpatches wheretheirsightandscentwill enhanceyouroutdoorenjoyment (perhapsadjacenttoyourbackyard patio)andmayevenattractbirds andhoneybeestothelandscape. Containergardeninghasbecome uberpopularthesedaysƒand withgoodreason.Strategically placedraisedbeds,windowboxes, orplanterpotsallowyoueasily tooptimizegrowingconditions. Howtowater Noneedtoinstallalandscape irrigationsystemjustyet.Asa beginner,youcanwateryournew flowerpatchusingahosewitha removablesprayerhead.Foracontainergarden,awateringcanwill bejustperfect,nottomentionfun. Agoodruleofthumbistowater floweringplantsinfrequently „onceortwiceaweekisusuallyenough„butdeeply,sothat thewaterwillreachrightdown intothesoiltonourishtheroots. Avoidwettingtheleavesorwateringonlyoneside(whichtendsto encourageunevenrootgrowth). Careandfeedingof oweringplants Nourishyourflowerswith organicfertilizerorcompost matchedtoyourgardensoil, especiallyduringperiodsofactive growth.Whentheposiesarepast theirprime,theyshould bedeadheaded.No, werenotmakingmusical recommendationshere,butrather talkingaboutpinchingorclippingoffwitheredblossoms.This isnotjustforgoodlooks,butalso todirecttheplantsenergiesaway fromdevelopingseedsandinto makingmoreflowers.Woody plants,suchasroses,willbenefit fromanoccasionalpruningof theirstems;besttimesareearly springorafterbloomingseason. Keepagardenjournal Makethemostofyourfirst flowergardeningexperience.Keep ajournalinwritingoronlineto documentyourgardenjourney. Listanyorallofthefollowing:€The”owervarietiesyoutried €Theweatherinyourareathisyear €Howmuchandhowoftenyou watered €Whetheryouaddedfertilizeror compost €Whichtoolsyouused €Whatsucceeded;whatnotsomuch €Whatsurprisedyou €Whatyoullneedtoknowfornext year €Howyoufeltaboutthewhole enterprise.Besuretoincludepictures ofyourbest-lookingresults. owers BIGSTOCKIMAGES Don MagruderSee MAGRUDER, E2


Hurricane season is upon us, and it is never too early to get prepared.There are important consider-ations to take in to account before, during, and after a hurricane strikes. This is doubly true when you are making preparations for your horses in addition to your family.Now is the time to start on-the-farm preparations. These preparations may include clearing debris that could become projectiles in high windy conditions. It is also wise to inventory trees on your property and iden-tify any dead or dying trees that are likely to come down during a storm. Priority should be given to remov-ing or trimming trees that are likely to fall on fences or damage buildings.Just as you gather batter-ies, flashlights, and canned goods for your familys hurricane prep, well before a storm is a good time to build your equine hurricane kit. This kit could include tools that might be useful during and after a storm (such as a hammer, wire cutters, and fencing nails), extra halters and lead ropes, a basic first-aid kit, plastic tags for ID, emer-gency numbers, and a copy of your vaccine records, proof of ownership, and proof of negative Coggins test sealed in a waterproof bag.As soon as a hurricane is in the forecast, decide whether to evacuate or stay. This is always a tough call to make and depends very much on the number of animals you own, the availability of housing away from the storms path, and the time left before a storm hits. As anyone who fled Irma last fall knows, traffic is a nightmare during evacuations. It would be unfair at best, and dangerous at worst, to have horses in a hot trailer for hours on end while stuck in gridlock on the highway. If you do choose to evacuate with horses, this decision needs to be made well in advance of the storm so that hauling can be done safely and quickly. For the majority of horse owners, it is more reasonable to shel-ter the animals in place, as opposed to evacuating.As a storm approaches, it is important to attach some form of visual identification to your horse. Plastic neck collars with your phone number may work well in some situations. Horses may also be identified by writing your name and number on a plastic tags and braiding them into their manes. Whatever ID method you choose, it is important that your animals be easily traceable to you in the event that they escape during the storm due to a downed fence.It seems counterintuitive, but horses are generally far safer outside in a field than inside a barn during a storm. This is because the vast majority of barns are not built to withstand hurricane force winds. Animals will instinctively turn their backs to the wind and huddle together for pro-tection. It is not uncommon to see horses bunch up during a storm and rotate periodically so that each animal takes its turn shel-tering and being sheltered. Select a pasture that is on high ground and relatively free of debris to turn your horses out into during a storm.Water is the most impor-tant nutrient for all living animals. Horses can survive (albeit unhappily) for a period of time without food, but they will die within three days of no water. Before a storm hits, take the time to top off all the water tanks and buckets on your farm. If your farm relies on a well for water and power is lost, you may be unable to meet your horses water needs for quite some time.After the storm, as soon as it is safe to do so, check on your horses. A head count and brief health inspection will suffice. The next priority should be to check fences.Depending on the amount of destruction that results from a hurricane, recovery can be a long and laborious process. Reflect-ing on what went well, and what you would change in preparation for next storm, is an important part of the recovery process. Megan Mann is a livestock agent at the UF/ IFAS Lake County Extension Center. Email her at E2 Saturday, July 28, 2018 | Megan MannFROM THE EXTENSIONPrepare horses to safely ride out hurricanesof a water treatment company.Minerals in water do not hurt you … most are found in daily vitamins. It is bacteria that needs to be tested for,Ž said Muf-fett. A couple of gallons of unscented bleach flushed in the well and allowed to sit overnight can do wonders for cleaning the system, he added. Also, hiring a qualified service technician to perform a chlorination of the well system is the recommended route for most homeowners.The water-holding tank is the brainsŽ of the well, Muffett said. The bladder in the tank requires a certain air pressure, and over time the pressure will drop as it similarly does in tires. Servicing the tanks, where the pres-sure is adjusted to turn the pump on correctly, is important for proper pressure. In addition, a yard with a large area of irrigation may need to upgrade pump sizes if the homeowner sees a drop in water pressure when the sprinkler system turns on.Don Magruder is the CEO of Ro-Mac Lumber & Supply Inc. He is also the host of the Around the House radio show heard every Monday at noon on My790AM WLBE in Leesburg. MAGRUDERFrom Page E1An equine hurricane kit could include items such as a hammer, wire cutters, and fencing nails, extra halters and lead ropes, a basic “ rst-aid kit, plastic tags for ID and emergency numbers. Also consider sealing a copy of your vaccine records, proof of ownership and proof of negative Coggins test in a waterproof bag. [SUBMITTED]

PAGE 27 | Saturday, July 28, 2018 E3 By Norman WinterTribune News Service (TNS)All right, begonia lovers, there is a new kid on the block with the crazy name Funky Pink, and it will make a wonderful addition to mixed baskets and planters. I am growing it with Heavenly Blue Surfinia in rectangular baskets hanging from a deck and it is everything I had hoped it would be. Funky Pink was hybridized by Benary Seed which to be honest have kind of become the begonia gurus in the gardening world. It was quickly picked up by Proven Winners where you most likely see your label when you buy yours. It is an interspecific cross between the begonia boliviensis which we all love and the begonia tuberosa which we all desperately want to grow. This cross looks to be magic, its vigorous and beautiful and mine has been garnering attention from ruby-throated hummingbirds. It is touted as heat tolerant and sun tolerant and though I dont have mine in full sun it does get some afternoon cooking, which had worried me. Like other begonias some of you might be familiar with, it has double flowers which are male and single petaled which are female. I love both, they simply make the plant more exciting. I have mine partnered not only with the Heavenly Blue Surfinia petunia but also Goldilocks lysimachia which by most standards both racehorses providing a lot of competition in the baskets. So far Funky Pink has held its own nicely and is now starting to hang off both the front and the rear of the planters. The exotic look of flowers can take your breath away, but they also have attractive foliage. The leaves are on long, arching stems and are deeply serrated with leaf petioles having a hot pink hue. Even though mine are perfect I still think the beginner might find morning sun and afternoon shade giving the best performance. The habit of this plant screams for it to be in a basket, window box or mixed container. Assuming that this is what you have in mind, select a container large enough to let the plant achieve its full potential. Choose a good lightweight potting mix. Though I have not grown this through a winter yet, I am expecting that if drainage is perfect there is a chance they will return from dormancy in the spring in zones 7-10. On Gardening: Funky Pink begonia exotically unique for baskets, mixed containersBy Lee ReichThe Associated PressThe great attraction in growing perennial flowers is that you never have to replant them, at least in theory. This doesnt make all perennials care-free, though. Few of them let you just sit back to enjoy them year after year. Take coreopsis, for example, a wonderful perennial that ends its first flush of bright yellow b lossoms around midsummer. Like a number of other perennial flowers, coreopsis can be overly exuberant in some gardens „ mine, for instance. Right now, the plants are threatening to take over the whole flower bed. Coreopsis spreads very effectively by selfsown seeds and by roots that travel underground and then send up shoots (suckersŽ) some distance from the mother plant. Both seedlings and root suckers are beginning to elbow out neighbors. Agastache (sometimes known as anise hyssop), also in that bed, is one plant that can stand up to coreopsis. As a matter of fact, agastache is so aggressive that I might call it a weed, tempting me to remove it altogether once and for all. Like coreopsis, it spreads by seeds and suckering roots. Oriental poppy is another perennial needing some attention in summer. Excess plants may need to be weeded out, but „ more important „ this plant needs tidying up. Oriental poppy dies back in summer, so I cut back the dying flower stalks and leaves and cart them to the compost pile.Trimming and tidying: Perennials need care, tooThis undated photo shows delphinium ”ower stalks being cut back in New Paltz, N.Y. Cutting back spent ”ower stalks of some perennials, such as delphinium, can result in a repeat performance later in the season. [LEE REICH VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] HOME




DEAR ABBY: My dad has never really been in the picture. He just pops back in and out whenever he wishes and leaves when things get too hard. He has never had a job or a home since he walked out on my mother when I was 7. Recently he seems to have settled back here in town where my siblings and I live, but for some reason, he maintains contact only with me. I'm 18 and the oldest of three. Since I have nally forgiven him for all the pain he's caused, I sometimes accept when he invites me out to eat or watch a movie. He doesn't own a car, so I give him rides when he needs them. My problem is, he gets very touchy-feely. For example, when I'm driving, he'll put his hand on my thigh. Or when we're out together, he'll hold my hand and say, "Pretend to be my girlfriend." Of course, I immediately let go of his hand. Then he'll "playfully" hug me and force me to be close to him. I don't know how to tell him he makes me feel uncomfortable. I have recently stopped answering his phone calls, but I feel bad because I would like a normal relationship with my father. How do I get him to start acting less like a creep and more like a father? -DESPERATELY NEEDING ADVICE DEAR DESPERATELY NEEDING: You may wish for a normal relationship with your father, but from your description, it never has been. Your father's behavior is extremely inappropriate. You might be able to get him to stop "acting like a creep and more like a father" by telling him in plain English to cut it out. If he persists, avoid him, and do not feel guilty about it. And if your siblings are female, talk to them and warn them about their father's impulses -if they don't already know. Hasn't it occurred to you that your father contacts only you because you are no longer a minor?DEAR ABBY: My 43-yearold son lives with my husband and me because of medical issues. On weekends he stays over at his girlfriend's house. Occasionally, on weekends he's not here, I'll invite people over for dinner. He says that because he lives here, he should be told when people are coming to the house. I say because he is not here at the time, and my husband and I own the house, it's none of his business. Who is right? -LADY OF THE HOUSE IN ILLINOIS DEAR LADY: Your son has a point. I see no reason to withhold the information from him. He is a full-edged member of the household. If his concern is that your guests might go into his room or go through his things, he may want to lock his door when company is coming in his absence.DEAR ABBY: For the past couple of years, my husband and I have not been happy with the service provided by our dentist. We have been patients of his for years and recently decided to switch to someone else. What would be the best way to approach this? We are unsure how to diplomatically tell him that we won't be going back to him. We both have upcoming appointments. -DENTAL DILEMMA DEAR DILEMMA: You do not have to explain why you are leaving unless you want to do the dentist the favor of telling him why. All you need to do is call the receptionist and say you are canceling the appointments. Your new dentist can contact the old one and request your records. You do not have to pick them up and deliver them yourself. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES DIVERSIONS Teens tenuous relationship with dad gets uncomfortable TODAY IN HISTORY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018:This year you have the rare opportunity to be able to make a major life change if you so choose. You will see new openings for the rst time. The possibility of change allows you to look at your life more realistically. If you are single, you might meet someone adventurous. This relationship could be very exciting, though volatile at times. If you are attached, the two of you go back and forth about who gets what they want. Be open to trying different styles and approaches. AQUARIUS encourages you to be more bohemian.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Your friends could overwhelm you with their ideas, plans and other attention-getting schemes. Be attered rather than annoyed. No matter what you choose to do, you will feel on top of your game. You also will feel unusually appreciated. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You take your place in the limelight, even if you are just going to the grocery store. All eyes turn to you. You have a unique magnetism that seems to attract others. A partner might be a little more assertive than usual. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20)You could be full of energy and able to distance yourself from all the volatile energy around you. You might decide to keep your opinions to yourself, as you see what types of reactions others are receiving by simply expressing a thought. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You might nd that one special person in your life has a way of understanding what is going on with you. Express your caring and appreciation to this person in a way so that your message will be heard. You do not have to announce your plans. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You cannot hold back, even if you promised yourself you would. A partner or loved one is effusive in his or her self-expression. You might not always be comfortable with this persons overwhelming expressions of affection. Throw yourself into the moment. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You could focus on a key matter or detail that affects your life. Others might not know whats going on in your head, as you likely will choose to keep things to yourself. Do something just for you, whether you schedule a massage or get your hair cut.LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You could be in a situation where you choose to head in a new direction. You could laugh and enjoy yourself with a child. Why not ask this person what he or she would like to do today? Be ready, as the request might not be simple or cheap. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Your positive attitude helps a family member who might be very moody or somewhat blue. Give this person the exibility he or she desires. A must appearance could cause a problem for you. Your preference might be to be somewhere else. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You reveal more of what has been on your mind. In a sense, not expressing your thoughts could be viewed as manipulative. You might want to try to let go and invite a loved one for a fun day out to participate in a hobby you both love. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Before you say yes, think about what is being proposed. It could be a lot of fun, but who is going to have to pay for the majority of the happening? Ultimately, you could be resentful if you dont feel that the nancial agreement is appropriate. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You could be quite content with what is happening around you. Consider what might be needed in order to change direction, if you are uncomfortable. What is occurring with the lunar eclipse in your sign might force you to redene your relationship needs. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Observe what is happening around you. Consider opportunities that might come from all this activity. Continue to play a low-key role, and understand what others are going through. You also might be uncomfortable in some way. Speak about it. PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM | Saturday, July 28, 2018 E5 TODAY IS SATURDAY, JULY 28, the 209th day of 2018. There are 156 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On July 28, 1945, the U.S. Senate ratied the United Nations Charter by a vote of 89-2. ON THIS DATE: In 1914 World War I began as Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. In 1943 President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the end of coee rationing, which had limited people to one pound of coee every ve weeks since it began in Nov. 1942. In 1945 a U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th oor of New York's Empire State Building, killing 14 people. In 1959 in preparation for statehood, Hawaiians voted to send the rst Chinese-American, Republican Hiram L. Fong, to the U.S. Senate and the rst Japanese-American, Democrat Daniel K. Inouye, to the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson announced he was increasing the number of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000 "almost immediately." In 1976 an earthquake devastated northern China, killing at least 242,000 people, according to an ocial estimate. In 1984 the Los Angeles Summer Olympics opened.