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LOCAL | A4WOMAN ACCUSED OF THROWING FULL BED PAN SPORTS | B1WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NFLS RULES CHANGES SPORTS | B1HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GETS UNDERWAY AROUND AREA @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Tuesday, July 31, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ................A3 Health .........................A8 Opinion .......................A9 Weather ......................A10 Sports...........................B1 Comics ........................B6 Volume 142, Issue 212 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Ellie RushingTribune News ServiceNewcomers to Florida often are struck by its sunny weather, mild winters „ and the small, agitating menace of the pesky mosquito.Kelley Higney, who arrived from California six years ago, couldnt stand the bites any longer and decided to do something about it. The result: the Bug Bite Thing,Ž a small device that doesnt prevent the insects from biting you, but stops the bite from developing into an ugly welt. Higney operates the busi-ness out of her Loxahatchee home. The products are made in Denmark, then shipped to a warehouse in Jacksonville before making their way down to South Florida for shipping.Its really personal for me because I was the one suffering. There was nothing I could do for my child, and I was tired of it,Ž said Higney, Mom sells device that deadens mosquito bitesThe Bug Bite ThingŽ acts as a reverse syringe, sucking out the saliva and poison from bugs before the skin has a chance to form a welt. [PROVIDED PHOTO/THE BUG BITE THING] By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown @dailycommercial.comEUSTIS „ Eustis city officials are looking to add some extra cheer to holiday celebrations this year with an attraction reminiscent of those at places likeCelebration near Disney and at Rockefeller Center in New York „ ice skating.Eustis Events and Tourism Manager Erin Bailey said the city has earmarked $15,000 toward a temporary ice skat-ing rink in downtown Eustis for about one month starting at its Downtown Eustis Light-Up celebration on Nov. 23 to Jan 1, 2019. The ice rink will cost about $200,000, most of which will come from private sponsorships.Eustis City Manager Ron Neibert said he hopes people will appreciate the new attraction. Itll bring a little more of a Christmasy feel to our Christ-mas here in Eustis,Ž Neibert said.Niebert said his vision includes makeshift snowfall, food sales, vendors and a holi-day village or Santa house for the children.Bailey said the ice rink will join the amazingly successfulŽ ice slide they debuted at Light-Up last year.The entire plan, however, is still out for bid.Once a company is chosen, fundraising efforts to cover costs like skate rentals and operations will begin, Neib-ert said.Eustis to debut holiday ice rinkCity will look for sponsorships to cover $200,000 costBy Dinah Voyles PulverGateHouse MediaA sweeping effort to adopt action plans to improve water quality in 13 springs systems across the state is on hold after a dozen groups and individuals asked to intervene with the Florida Department of Environ-mental Protection, including one of the departments own springs experts.Thomas Greenhalgh, a hydrogeologist with the departments Florida Geo-logical Survey, is one of two people who asked for an administrative hearing on one of the 13 basin manage-ment action plansŽ signed by Noah Valenstein in late June.There are many claims and statements in the BMAP that I believe are inaccurate and unsubstantiated,Ž wrote Greenhalgh in seeking a state hearing on the plan for the Suwannee River, where he owns property. Hes not alone. Paul Still, who lives on 115 acres on Lake Sampson near Not so fastSwimmers, sun bathers and campers enjoy Alexander Springs in Altoona in 2013. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] Groups protest new Florida springs action plans as inadequateStaff ReportFRUITLAND PARK „ Fruit-land Park police Friday arrested a man on charges of exposing himself to an 80-year-old greeter at Wal-Mart.The greeter told the stores security officer and police that a man later identified as Justin Lee Freeman, 28, of Lady Lake, came into the store at about 6:50 p.m., walked to the vision center, grabbed a pair of sunglasses and sat down on a bench by the door where she was standing.She told him to put the glasses back on the display. At that point, the man exposed himself.The victim advised she yelled at him (uncertain exactly what she said) and he immedi-ately stood up and ran out of the store trying to zip up his pants,Ž the officer noted in his report. He left the sunglasses behind on the bench.ŽShe notified loss prevention. A short time later, he came back in, walked around the store and left. This time she followed him out of the store while the store detective was on the phone to police. She followed him across the parking lot and onto Dixie Avenue until she saw an officer and flagged him down.The store provided video of the man exposing himself.Freeman was charged with lewd and lascivious exhibition in the presence of the elderly and was jailed on $2,000 bond.Cops: Man exposed himself at Wal-MartSee PROTEST, A6 See DEVICE, A4 See RINK, A6 See MAN, A6Freeman


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Prepayments for 3 months or more, mail to: Circulation Dept., the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. Billed monthly at the rates shown. LOTTERY Sunday, July 29 Fantasy 5: 14-20-25-26-36 Monday, July 30 Pick 5 Afternoon: 5-0-1-6-3 Evening: 2-2-5-5-4 Pick 4 Afternoon: 1-6-9-6 Evening: 4-0-5-2 Pick 3 Afternoon: 4-5-0 Evening: 7-8-1 Pick 2 Afternoon: 1-6 Evening: 2-1By Jonathan J. Cooper and Sudhin ThanawalaThe Associated PressREDDING, Calif. „ The number of people ordered to flee from two Northern California wildfires has swelled to 15,000, authorities said Monday as flames rolled toward several small towns in a rural area of lakes, forests and mountains.Elsewhere in the same region, firefighters were hope-ful that the states largest and deadliest blaze of the year was slowing down after days of explosive growth.The twin fires in Mendocino and Lake counties flared up late Sunday, forcing the new evacuations from the 4,700-resident town of Lake-port and other communities near Clear Lake, about 120 miles north of San Francisco. The blazes have destroyed six homes and threaten 10,000 others. So far, the flames have blackened 87 square miles, with minimal containment.Those fires were among 17 burning across the state, where fire crews were stretched to the limit.At midday Monday, Lake County Sheriffs Lt. Corey Paulich put the number of people under evacuation orders at 14,000, up from a previous estimate of 10,000. Another 1,000 people have been displaced in neighboring Mendocino County.Paulich said residents have been heeding evacuation orders because they have seen the destruction caused by past wildfires, which have destroyed thousands of homes and killed at least four people since 2015.To the north, near Redding, California, where an unpredictable blaze killed six people, a man whose wife and two great-grandchildren were among the dead said he did not receive any warning to evacuate.Ed Bledsoe told CBS News he did not know his home was in danger when he left his wife, Melody, and the 4and 5-year-old children to run an errand on Thursday.If Id have any kind of warning, Id have never, ever left my family in that house,Ž Bledsoe said.Bledsoe said he received a phone call from his wife 15 minutes after he left saying he needed to get home because the fire was approaching. He said one of the children told him the blaze was at the back door. When he tried to return, the road was blocked and flames prevented him from returning on foot.Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko told the network theres an investigation into whether the Bledsoe home received a warning call or a knock on the door.The sheriff said there is evidence that door-to-door notifications were made in the area.Crews handling the blaze near Redding struck a hopeful tone for the first time in days as the massive fire slowed after days of rapid expansion. As of Monday, the Redding fire had destroyed 723 homes.Were feeling a lot more optimistic today as were starting to gain some ground rather than being in a defensive mode on this fire all the time,Ž said Bret Gouvea, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protections incident commander on the blaze around Redding, a city about 230 miles north of San Francisco.Authorities were also investigating at least 18 miss-ing-persons reports, though many of them may simply be people who have not checked in with friends or family, police said.The Carr Fire that threat-ened Redding „ a city of about 92,000 people „ was ignited by a vehicle a week ago about 10 miles west of the city.On Thursday, it swept through the historic Gold Rush town of Shasta and nearby Keswick, fueled by gusty winds and dry vegetation. It then jumped the Sacramento River and took out subdivisions on the western edge of Redding.Redding Police Chief Roger Moore kept up a round-theclock work schedule despite learning that his home was one of those destroyed. He was helping evacuate people from his River Ridge neighborhood in western Redding when the flames became unbearable.I saw everything around it ignite, and I go, Its gone,Ž Moore said.At least one person was arrested on suspicion of steal-ing from evacuated homes, and authorities were keeping watch for other potential looters, said Deputy Travis Ridenour, whose home also burned.Lost our house like so many others,Ž Ridenour wrote on Facebook. Still out watching over the ones still standing. No looting on my watch.ŽAfter days of fortifying the areas around Redding, fire crews were increasingly confident that the city would escape further damage. The fire had not grown inside the city limits since Saturday, Gouvea said.Some evacuees were frustrated because they didnt know whether their homes were still standing. Some evacuated neighborhoods were reopened Monday but many remained closed as fire-fighters mopped up.Fed up, Tim Bollman hiked 4 miles (6 kilometers) Sunday to check on the Redding home he built for his wife and two sons 13 years ago. He found rubble. Theres not even anything to pick up,Ž he said. Its com-pletely gone.ŽKeswick, a mountain town of about 450 people, was reduced to an ashy moonscape of blackened trees and smol-dering ruins.Meanwhile, officials said a second firefighter died fight-ing a huge blaze to the south near Yosemite National Park. Brian Hughes, 33, was struck by a tree while removing brush and other fuel near the socalled Ferguson Fires front lines, officials said.California res displace over 15KSan Bernardino County Fire department “ re“ ghters assess the damage to a neighborhood in the aftermath of a wild“ re Sunday in Keswick, Calif. [MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] LOS ANGELESPolice probing whether suspect in NYC murder killed othersInvestigators are looking into whether a man suspected of killing a woman he met on a dating app in New York City may have killed others, two law enforcement officials said on Monday. Danueal Drayton, 27, was arrested last week in Los Angeles after police say he sexually assaulted a woman, tried to strangle her and refused to let her leave her North Hollywood apartment.He pleaded not guilty Monday to attempted murder, rape and false imprisonment charges and was held on $1.25 million bail. After his arrest, Drayton talked about killing at least five others in Connecticut and New York, the officials said. Investigators are trying to determine whether his claims are true.BERLINAncient sarcophagus held mirror, cosmeticsArchaeologists say a 3rd century sarcophagus found in what is now western Germany contained the remains of a young Roman woman who was buried along with perfume bottles, a makeup palette and a silver hand mirror.The Landesmuseum in Bonn said Monday that the massive stone coffin contained an unusual wealth of beauty products, jet jewelry, pins and a folding knife with a handle in the shape of a Hercules figure.The Associated PressIN BRIEF

PAGE 3 | Tuesday, July 31, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS Staff ReportGROVELAND „ Dan Murphy has been named the citys new community rede-velopment agency manager and economic development project manager.Murphy, an international economic-development spe-cialist with broad marketing experience, will manage Grovelands 1,000-acre CRA district, which includes all of historic downtown Groveland and generally runs along State Road 50 from east of Green Valley Boulevard to the citys western border. Murphy will be responsible for physical improvements in the area and for driving economic development.Murphy held a similar position at the city of Dania Beach since 2013. Before that, he was the executive director of the Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance. He earlier served on Highlands County's Economic Devel-opment Administration.In 2015, he was honored for his leadership by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.Fluent in five languages, Murphy also had an international public relations career with clients in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil that included Volkswagen, Reebok and MasterCard. He founded a public relations agency that became the sixth largest in Mexico in less than three years, as well as a mar-keting and public-relations agency in Buenos Aires that became the largest in Argen-tina within two years. His client list included Diners Club, Johnson & Johnson and Apple Computers.In his early career, Murphy was vice president of Burson-Marsteller in New York City, where he helped attract $13 billion in foreign investment.Murphy earned his bach-elors degree in journalism at Arizona State University and his masters degree in inter-national management at the American Graduate School of International Management.Groveland hires CRA managerDan Murphy to also be economic development leaderMurphy By Linda Charlton CorrespondentOne week after their offi-cial grand opening, American Legion Groveland-Mascotte Memorial Post 239 was busy this past weekend doing what a lot of families do to try to raise money: They held a yard sale. But it wasnt literally in the yard. It was inside the post building at 307 Ameri-can Legion Road in Mascotte.Funds raised go to the building fund. And while theyre not actually planning to put up another building and theyre not really a new post, they are in a serious rebuilding phase. The planned modifica-tions to their building are part of that process.The Groveland-Mascotte Post, originally the Groveland Post, dates back to World War II. Until recently, it was one of the minority of Legion posts that served no alcohol. And while it is possible to get together, have a good time and do good works without alcohol, the teetotalism did mean the post was operating without the income stream that is an integral part of operation of many Legion posts.Enter Don Grieb and a handful of other Legion members previously from Clermonts American Legion Post 55.Grieb was post commander of Post 55 when that hall was gutted by fire in January 2015. Ground has not been broken yet on the replacement building in Clermont, and members there are cur-rently meeting in rented space beside a day care center in downtown Clermont.Grieb and the others from Post 55 joined Post 239 in November 2016. The post commander at the time, who has since died, turned over operation of the post to Grieb in January 2017. Grieb was elected commander later that year, and has been since re-elected.We had 17 members and $1,700 in the bank,Ž Grieb said. The first thing I had to do was buy a new septic tank.ŽThere have been other changes as well. The place has been painted and cleaned up. Members built a large bar. In September of last year the post obtained a beer and wine license. Next step is a liquor license … which means plumbing modifications to Mascotte Legion post changing, expandingJohnny Walker, left, negotiates with post Commander Don Grieb on Saturday over the price of some hand tools at the American Legion Post 239 yard sale in Mascotte. [LINDA CHARLTON / CORRESPONDENT] The Associated PressWEST PALM BEACH „ Thousands of blacktip sharks ordinarily swim languidly off the South Florida coast. But this year the shark count is down substantially and warmer water temperatures may be the reason.A researcher at Florida Atlantic University says a recent tally he did off Palm Beach County during the sharks annual migration had a high of only 2,800 blacktip sharks. Thats down substantially from the high of more than 12,000 sharks in 2011, according to Florida Atlan-tic University researcher Stephen Kajiura.The drop is dramatic, Kajiura said.The numbers have plummeted and this year was the lowest weve had so far,Ž Kajiura said.The lower blacktip shark numbers correlate with higher water temperatures. In 2011, the mean water temperature along the blacktip sharks Palm Beach County route was 73.9 degrees. This year, the mean temperature was 75.3 degrees, he said.Temperatures go up, shark numbers go down,Ž Kajiura said. Eight years does not show global climate change, but it does show what might be happening on a larger scale and why we might not get those big numbers of sharks like we used to if waters keep warming.Ž The researcher tells The Palm Beach Post that the sharks may have gone a little further north, near Vero Beach, Florida.Blacktip sharks have a temperature tolerance of about 59 to 86 degrees, but generally prefer 68 to 77 degrees, according to R. Dean Grubbs, associate director of research for Florida State Universitys Coastal and Marine Laboratory.Disappearing sharksBlacktip sharks have black margins on every “ n but the anal “ n. This year the shark count is down substantially and warmer water temperatures may be the reason. [NEWS-JOURNAL ARCHIVES] Shark count down substantially in South Florida Staff ReportFRUITLAND PARK „ A woman who reportedly told a person she was going to destroy something and kill someone,Ž was arrested Saturday after trying to hit a police car while fleeing from authorities.A Lake County sheriffs deputy was called to Register Road at 5:19 p.m. by a resident who said someone was shining a flashlight into his home.The resident said he told Nicole June Moncada, 48, of Fruitland Park, that he wanted her to leave. The deputy saw a Jeep parked nearby. As the deputy approached on foot, she started to drive away. The deputy ordered her to stop and get out of the vehicle.She did stop, but when the deputy told her to show her drivers license, she produced a piece of paper that said, Sorry, cannot HEAR you. EARPHONES in and disabled (PTSD). Please tap gently for attention. Thank you.ŽMoncada was not using ear phones, the deputy said, and she ignored several com-mands to comply with his requests. She then put the vehicle in drive and drove away.As he walked back to his car Woman accused of trying to crash into police carMoncada See CRASH, A4 See SHARKS, A4 See CHANGING, A4To our home delivery subscribersAs of Aug. 6, 2018, re-deliv-ery service will be available on Sundays only. This includes missed papers, wet papers, and any other issue needing correction. For all other days of the week we can redeliver your paper with next day delivery. Home delivery subscribers will also have the option of receiving a credit. To report a problem with your delivery, please call our Customer Service team at 352-787-0600 or 1-877-702-0600. All Daily Commercial print subscriptions include unlimited digital access.FRUITLAND PARKKnife-wielding sex offender arrestedAn off-duty corrections deputy arrested a man holding a hunting knife after children ran screaming to him that a man with a hunting knife was in the road staring at them. The sheriffs office initially received a call at 5:31 p.m. Saturday, but the respond-ing deputy could not find the man. Dispatchers received another call at 6:16 p.m. about the man walking down Helena Court and into peoples back yards holding the knife.Deputies found Micah A. Myers, 34, of Fruitland Park, lying face down with Detention Deputy Christopher Pelton standing over him holding him at gunpoint.A man reportedly told Myers to leave his backyard, but Myers insisted he had to get to an apartment in the back. The man told him there was no apartment in his yard, just a shed. He eventually left.Authorities said Myers, who is a registered sex offender, gave him the address of an apartment but said he no longer lives there. He is homeless.Myers was charged with armed trespassing and held without bond.LEESBURGTavares woman, 88, charged with grand theftPolice arrested an 88-year-old woman on grand theft charges after she was alleg-edly caught shoplifting more than $800 worth of items from a department store.Audrey Pearson, of Maple Circle in Tavares, was observed cutting tags off items such as a wallet, a purse and jewelry.She also took dresses and two pairs of shoes. She paid for $154 worth of items, but walked out of the store with the rest, according to the report.When police checked, they only found one prior theft conviction from 1989.She was arrested and held on $2,000 bond.LEESBURGWoman accused of trying to ram Circle K employee with carSheriffs deputies charged a driver with trying to hit a woman standing in front of a convenience store with her car.The arrest report says that Stephanie L. Bray, 52, of Leesburg, was arguing with a Circle K employee in the 2200 block of Citrus Boulevard.During the argument, Ms. Bray reversed her vehicle out of the parking spot, angled it toward the victim, and accelerated the vehicle at the victim. Ms. Bray accelerated the vehicle with such force that the front of the vehicle hit the top stop bar and jumped onto the curb of the sidewalk close to where the victim was standing.ŽBray was charged with aggravated assault with intent to commit to commit a felony and held on $5,000 bond.See BRIEFS, A4


A4 Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | Viola A. TerryViola A. Terry, 95, of Altoona passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares. TodaysServices By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comSORRENTO „ A woman has been arrested and charged with stab-bing her live-in boyfriend and later throwing a bed pan with urine at nurses.Sheriffs deputies called to a house at Azalea Avenue at about 2 a.m. Monday said they found a man sitting in a lawn chair in the front lawn with a stab wound to his abdomen. He said his girlfriend stabbed him, but he didnt want to press charges.Inside, deputies found Sara E. Williams, 31, of Sorrento, with a folding knife, a baby bottle and a set of car keys in her hands. She said her boyfriend had put her in a headlock during an argument and punched her repeatedly. The victims mother broke up the fight. He was not arrested because officers had no evidence she had attacked him.She said she had just put her child in the car and had come back inside to get her keys.Deputies took photos of both the man and the woman and took her to Florida Hospital Waterman where she purposelyŽ made a scene, according to the arrest affidavit.When she asked to use the restroom, she was given a bed pan and escorted by two nurses. When she finished using the pan, she told the nurses, watch this,Ž and hurled the pan, splashing both nurses in the face with the urine, accord-ing to the report.She was charged with aggravated domestic battery, breach of peace and battery on a medical provider and held with-out bond.Cops: Woman threw bed pan of urine on nursesWilliams Kajiura worries about what the impact will be in South Florida if the sharks move further north.If you dont have that influx of top-level predators wiping out smaller fishes, what impact does that have on the ecosys-tem,Ž Kajiura said. There are cascading effects.Ž But Gavin Naylor, direc-tor of the Florida program for shark research at the Florida Museum for Natu-ral History, said sharks are survivors.I think that many things that happen do point to climate change, but sharks have been through probably the most spectac-ular extinction event in the world,Ž said Naylor, refer-ring to Permian extinction more than 250 million years ago when something killed 90 percent of the planets species. I think they are pretty capable of dealing with a lot thats thrown at them except wholesale targeting by commercial fisheries.Ž SHARKSFrom Page A3he heard a Fruitland Park officer on the radio saying he had to swerve to avoid being hit byMoncadas vehicle.Fruitland Park officers said Moncada was headed north, then did a U-turn. She eluded several Fruit-land Park officers and finally stopped near Cooke Street, but officers had to use a Taser to get her out of the vehicle.Police said at one point Moncada hit her brakes to try to get the patrol cars to hit the rear of her vehicle.Moncada was charged with resisting arrest without violence and fleeing and eluding. CRASHFrom Page A3 to install the required sinks to meet washing requirements … and a secure liquor cabinet so that the post has the option of renting out space.The expected greater income will mean greater opportunity to do chari-table works.We dont have any money yet to really donate,Ž Grieb says. We are collecting school sup-plies. We still collect pop-tops for the Ronald McDonald House.ŽThe biggest change at the Post (after the introduction of alcohol) may be that members are now sharing space with the Sgt. I.W. Hatcher Jr. Marine Corps League Detachment, which formerly met in Clermont. So with the Marines, the early members of 239, and the new members from the Groveland-Mascotte area, there are about 100 who call the post home.One of the new post members, Karen Biega, has a special reason for joining.My dad made me a member of the Legion when I joined the Navy, and kept my membership up,Ž Biega said. Even though he died, I felt an allegiance to his post in Indiana. It was No. 239. So am I not supposed to be here? I can give back to 239, even though its not the same post. God bless Don. Hes worked his butt off to get this up and running.Ž CHANGINGFrom Page A3Post Commander Don Grieb is behind the bar at the post building in Mascotte. The post obtained a beer/wine license last fall. [LINDA CHARLTON / CORRESPONDENT] founder of The Bug Bite Thing.It acts like a reverse syri nge, sucking out the saliva of the mosquito or the poison of a wasp before the skin has a chance to react and become inflamed. The poison is stored in the top of the device, which can be removed, cleaned out and reused.It was clinically tested by Dr. Lotte Sgaard-Andersen of University of Southern Denmark for wasps, bees and red ants, she said. The side handles can be flipped to be a stinger scraper, so it can remove stingers and splinters stuck in the skin, she said.Its completely reus-able and never expires. Its small, so you can throw it in your purse or glove box, and its not going to melt like creams do,Ž she said.Higneys device was originally created by a doctor in Europe 20 years ago, who transferred the product rights to Higneys distributor in Denmark, which has the molds and produces the devices before shipping them to the U.S.It only has enough suction for a bug bite, compared to Sawyers Extractor Pump, a similar device that works on snake bites.The Bug Bite Thing cannot prevent any diseases such as the Zika Virus spread by the pests, Higney said. There is not any testing done as of now. We treat this as a first aid tool, to give relief from the symptoms of a bite or sting, not to cure an ything.ŽThe product launched a year ago and costs less than $10. Its now being sold online by Walmart and Home Depot, which Higney arranged. She said she is setting up product placements in CVS stores for next season.Higney said most sales are online and that Flor-ida, Texas, North Carolina and New York are the top destinations for the product. Distribution is also beginning in Canada, the United Kingdom and South Korea.Higney said that one problem is consumer skepticism. U.S. residents only know topical relief. Now that were introducing a new concept with suctioning out the irritant to avoiding the problem all together, there is skepticism.Ž This is why she offers a 100 percent money back guarantee. Theres no risk. I just want people to try it and realize the benefits.ŽThe product has fourstar reviews on Amazon, with one consumer writ-ing: I found this on a random ad and thought, theres no way this will work. Boy was I wrong! How has no one thought of this before?ŽJust this season, she said shes sold around 30,000 devices. Her larg-est customer? Grandmas.I was expecting moms to be the largest customer, but grandparents actually are. They buy it and try it on their kids and grand-kids, and then those families buy it after,Ž she said. DEVICEFrom Page A1 HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS'Mirror Ball' winners named in dance competitionWinners have been named from the weekend's Stepping Out for Education dancing competition, held at Mission Inn in Howey-In-The-Hills.In the event, sponsored by the Public Education Foundation of Lake County, top male and female performers were recognized both Friday and Saturday night, with an overall "Mirror Ball" winner named for each night as well as for the entire event. Friday's winners were:Top Male Performer … Frank Remsen, Frank P. Remson PA.Top Female Performer … Kirsten Noland, Florida Cancer Secialists & Research Institute.Friday night Audience Choice Mirror Ball Winner… Frank Remsen, Frank P. Remsen PA.Saturday's winner's were:Top Male Performer … Mike Randolph, principal, Leesburg High School.Top Female Performer … Kasey Hobbs, United Southern Bank.Saturday Night Audience Choice Mirror Ball Winner … Kirsten Noland, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute.The Overall Event Audience Choice Mirror Ball Winner … Frank Remsen, Frank P. Remsen PA. Winners were selected by a combination of professional judges and audience participation. BRIEFSFrom Page A3By Ricardo Alonso-ZaldivarThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Sen. Bernie Sanders Medicare for allŽ plan would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, according to a study by a university-based libertar-ian policy center.Thats trillion with a T.ŽThe latest plan from the Vermont independent would require historic tax increases as government replaces what employers and consumers now pay for health care, according to the analysis being released Monday by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Virginia. It would deliver significant sav-ings on administration and drug costs, but increased demand for care would drive up spending, the analysis found.Sanders plan builds on Medicare, the popular insurance program for seniors. All U.S. residents would be covered with no copays and deductibles for medical services. The insurance industry would be relegated to a minor role.Enacting something like Medicare for all would be a transformative change in the size of the federal government,Ž said Charles Blahous, the studys author. Blahous was a senior economic adviser to former President George W. Bush and a public trustee of Social Security and Medi-care during the Obama administration.Responding to the study, Sanders took aim at the Mercatus Center, which receives funding from the conservative Koch broth-ers. Koch Industries CEO Charles Koch is on the centers board.If every major country on earth can guarantee health care to all, and achieve better health outcomes, while spending substantially less per capita than we do, it is absurd for anyone to suggest that the United States cannot do the same,Ž Sanders said in a statement. This grossly misleading and biased report is the Koch brothers response to the growing support in our country for a Medicare for all program.ŽSanders office has not done a cost analysis, a spokesman said. However, the Mercatus estimates are within the range of other cost projections for Sanders 2016 plan.Study: Medicare for all projected to cost $32.6T

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A6 Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comStarke, filed a request for a state hearing on the Santa Fe River plan, citing major flaws.Ž The plans provide no assurance that nitrate levels will be reduced in rivers and springs, said Still, a retired University of Florida biologist.The department was under a mandate set by the Legislature in 2016 to prepare and adopt individual plans for cleaning up nitrogen and other pollution in 13 spring systems across Central Florida and North Florida by July 1.In addition to the hearing requests from Greenhalgh and Still, 11 other groups and individ-uals met a July 20 deadline to ask for extensions of time to consider filing their own administrative challenges, including the Florida Home Builders Association and Nature Coast Home Builders Association.The rush to get the plans approved and adopted was a sore spot with almost all the groups.They werent adopted or finalized until two or three days prior to the effective date (July 1),Ž said Rusty Payton, the chief executive officer for the Florida Home Builders Association. We really had no capability to edu-cate our members.ŽWhen a new building code is final in Florida, Payton said, theres always six months between the final rule and the date the rule takes effect.ŽBecause the statewide builders association asked for more time to review all 13 plans, none of the plans went into effect as scheduled on July 1. Theyre all on hold until the department can review the requests for hearing and time extensions and set a course forward.Eight of the groups filing letters were environmen-tal organizations who raise concerns similar to those of Greenhalgh and Still. The Silver Spring Alliance was one of two groups that named the plan that includes Silver Springs and Rainbow Springs in neigh-boring Marion County.The process could have been more transparent and deliberative, said John Thomas, a St. Petersburg attorney who sent eight of the letters. His clients include James Tatum, Friends of the Wekiva, Ichetucknee Alliance, Ginnie Springs Outdoors and Sierra Club North Florida Group.The environmental groups divvied up which groups would file the requests and for which springs, said Gainesville resident Bob Palmer, chairman of the Florida Springs Councils legisla-tive committee.We have 13 of these (action plans) and weve asked the same question on every one: Will the plan, if its actually implemented, clean up the spring in 20 years,Ž said Palmer. Its very hard to argue that any of these plans would do that.ŽSprings advocates would like to see plans that are believable enough that we feel confident enough that they would get the job done,Ž Palmer said.Department officials declined to comment on the petitions and requests for this story. In June, the departments Drew Bartlett defended the action plans. Because theyre formally updated every five years, he said there would be ample opportunities to make changes as the department learns more about the springs and the sources of pollution found in the springs.The department is reviewing the 14 requests, said spokeswoman Dee Ann Miller. A decision to grant or deny will be made on each individual request for more time. If either or both petitions for administrative hearing are deemed sufficient,Ž the petition will be forwarded to the Division of Admin-istrative Hearings to be set for hearing.Comments similar to the concerns raised by Greenhalgh and Still were voiced by numerous groups before the plans were approved, including Volusia County, Stetson Universitys Institute for Water and Environmen-tal Resilience and Springs Council members.Greenhalgh, who has family members who own a spring along the Suwan-nee, disagrees with the states projections about how much pollution will be removed from spring water by the projects listed in the plan. That plan isnt significantly dif-ferent from an attempted partnership beginning in 1999, he wrote. That initiative failed to address the nutrient loadingŽ or its associated human health and environmental problems.I believe it is wrong and deceptive,Ž he wrote, to provide a presumption of compliance with water quality standards utilizing an unsubstantiated state-ment of fact.ŽOne of the big attractions for Still and his family when he took the job in Gainesville in the 1970s was the abundant springs in the area. He said the states numbers for reducing nitrogen in the springs along the Santa Fe are just not real.ŽTheres nothing in it,Ž he said, that has any chance of meeting the (targets).Ž PROTESTFrom Page A1Neibert said the attraction will help drive traffic to downtown Eustis and attract businesses.It isentirely contingent upon getting the outside funding to make it happen. Wed like to get community organizations involved,Ž Neibert said.The city is looking for community sponsor-ships totaling $130,000 in increments of anywhere from$100 to $20,000.Once that is done and the plan is completely funded, Neibert said the newattractionhas the potential tostimulate business for the shops and restaurants indowntown Eustisfor the entire month the rink is up and running.Future economic development may also be impacted positively, he said.Hopefully, the increased traffic will encourage developers to say, 'Yeah listen, theres a lot of activity in Eustis, a lot of action. It might be somewhere where I would consider making an investment and developing,'Ž he said.Meanwhile, Bailey is most excited about the spirit of the project.On the quality of life side, its very pos-sible that there are many people in Eustis or in Lake County that have never seen snow, let alone been ice skating," Bailey said. "This will provide some things, some new and exciting experiences.Ž RINKFrom Page A1According to the Lake County Jail website, he has been arrested 15 since 2011 on various charges, including domestic abuse, battery, trespassing, theft and burglary. MANFrom Page A1 Swimmer Joseph Robertson, left, reacts to the chilly water as he wades through Alexander Springs in this 2013 “ le photo. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] Paul Still, who lives on Lake Samson near Starke, is one of two people who “ led requests for a state hearing judge to review one of the Florida Department of Environmental Protections basin action plans for springs. Still asked for a hearing on the plan for springs along the Santa Fe River. [PHOTO PROVIDED BY PAUL STILL]

PAGE 7 | Tuesday, July 31, 2018 A7By Martin CrutsingerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The Federal Reserve will meet this week to assess an economy that has just enjoyed a healthy spurt of growth but faces a flurry of trade fights pushed by President Donald Trump that could imperil that growth over time.If those concerns werent enough, Trump has openly expressed his displeasure at the Feds interest rate increases „ something no president has done publicly in more than two decades.No one expects the Fed to announce a rate increase when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday. But the central bank is widely expected to set the stage for tightening credit again in September for a third time this year and then likely raise rates once again by December. This years rate increases follow three hikes in 2017 and one each in 2015 and 2016.The central banks rate increases „ to a still-low level „ reflect the economys resilience and are intended to prevent growth from overheating or infla-tion from accelerating too high. But higher rates make borrowing costlier for con-sumers and businesses and can weigh down stock prices. Trump has made clear he has little patience for the Feds efforts to restrain the economy to control inflation.Tightening now hurts all that we have done,Ž Trump tweeted earlier this month, a day after he said in a television interview that he was not happyŽ with the Feds rate increases.Some of Trumps economic advisers, notably Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, have tried to strike a reassuring note that the White House doesnt want to interfere with the Feds policymaking.We as an administra-tion absolutely support the independence of the Fed, and the president has made it clear that this is the Feds decision,Ž Mnuchin said on Fox News Sunday.Ž The market expects interest rates to keep going up. So, the only question is how far and for how long? And we think the Fed will be very careful in managing the economy.ŽThe administrations message is that although borrowing rates remain historically low, tighter credit could eventually imperil an economy that grew at a brisk 4.1 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the government estimated Friday. Unemployment is at a low 4 percent.But there is worry, too, reflected in periodic sinking spells in financial markets, often involving developments in the Trump-led trade war, which has resulted in punitive tariffs on billions of dollars of U.S. and for-eign goods. To help ease that pain and help shore up Trumps political sup-port in farm states, the Trump administration has rolled out a $12 billion aid package for farmers who have lost markets for their soybeans in China and elsewhere.A battle between the United States and China „ the worlds two biggest economies „ could escalate and harm growth prospects in the United States as well as globally.I think trade and the trade war will be at the top of the Feds agenda when they meet,Ž said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moodys Analytics. It is the No. 1 threat they see right now.ŽA trade battle with esca-lating tariffs raises the risk of slowing growth. The Fed would normally respond by delaying any planned rate increases or, if the harm to the economy were seen as severe enough, actually cutting rates. But higher tariffs are also likely to put upward pressure on infla-tion „ a prospect the Fed would normally address by raising rates.Still, if the threat to the economy grows serious enough, the Fed could slow or even suspend its rate increases.In the situation of a full-blown trade war, the Fed would delay hiking interest rates,Ž predicted Sung Won Sohn, chief economist at SS Economics, a consulting firm. If the higher tariffs slow economic growth and reduce employment and at the same time boost inflation, that would be the worst situation the Fed could face.ŽFor now, economists see signs of hope, including an agreement between the Trump administration and the head of the European Commission to try to work out their trade conflict.Delivering the Feds semi-annual report to Congress this month, Chairman Jerome Powell refrained from criticizing the Trump administrations effort to use the threat of tariffs to try to lower trade barriers. But Powell noted that the Fed was hearing a rising chorus of concernŽ from business contacts about the harm a trade war could cause. BUSINESS 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 J FMAMJ 2,760 2,820 2,880 S&P 500Close: 2,802.60 Change: -16.22 (-0.6%) 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: 25,306.83 Change: -144.23 (-0.6%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1289 Declined 1512 New Highs 37 New Lows 35 Vol. (in mil.) 3,204 Pvs. Volume 3,380 2,049 2,095 993 1853 36 100 NYSE NASDDOW 25500.16 25287.38 25306.83 -144.23 -0.57% +2.38% DOW Trans. 11098.78 10923.26 10933.53 -23.65 -0.22% +3.03% DOW Util. 720.82 714.71 717.02 -4.58 -0.63% -0.88% NYSE Comp. 12961.90 12895.62 12903.43 -17.91 -0.14% +0.74% NASDAQ 7740.26 7604.24 7630.00 -107.42 -1.39% +10.53% S&P 500 2821.74 2798.11 2802.60 -16.22 -0.58% +4.82% S&P 400 1982.00 1965.81 1966.41 -8.81 -0.45% +3.46% Wilshire 5000 29358.87 29089.88 29130.65 -191.09 -0.65% +4.81% Russell 2000 1669.50 1652.73 1653.13 -10.21 -0.61% +7.66% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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The Associated PressPresident Donald Trump walks Sunday on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, after returning via Marine One. The Federal Reserve will meet this week to assess an economy that has just enjoyed a healthy spurt of growth but faces a ” urry of trade “ ghts pushed by Trump that could imperil that growth over time. [SUSAN WALSH/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] Staying putFed is set to leave rates alone as trade war raises anxiety


A8 Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | HEALTH STRESSPETS AT WORK HELP EMPLOYEES Awareness of the physical, mental and emotional toll taken by stress is leading progressive employers to create take-yourpet-to-work programs. According to a recent Purina report, pets-atwork programs can bene t employee health, improve employee retention and alleviate loneliness. TIP OF THE WEEKLESSEN RISK OF OBESITYAccording to a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the children of mothers who follow ve healthy habits are 75 percent less likely to become obese compared to children of mothers who did not follow these habits. The ve habits, according to an article on, are: 1. Eating a healthy diet 2. Exercising regularly 3. Keeping a healthy body weight 4. Drinking alcohol in moderation 5. Not smoking WOMENS HEALTHFIND TIME FOR YOUHere are some tips for busy women to take charge of their health: € Some health issues can be handled through online portals that diagnose issues through questionnaires or video chats, then prescribe therapies. € Set health care appointments well ahead. „ Brandpoint By American Heart Association Its the time of year when temperatures soar, and sometimes to deadly effect, especially for the elderly and very young. Already this year, sweltering days have proved dangerous as heat waves smother parts of the world. At least 70 people reportedly died this summer from scorching heat and humidity that hit eastern and central Canada, while more than 40 people died in Japan. More than 600 people die every year from heat-related illnesses that are preventable, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency estimates more than 65,000 Americans visit an emergency room for acute heat illness each summer. I think people underestimate how quickly it happens. And when it starts to happen, if someone is progressing to heat exhaustion or heat stroke, you lose your self-awareness,Ž said Dr. Robert OConnor, professor and chair of emergency medicine at the University of Virginia. Its important to keep an eye on those around you for heat-related problems. If someone is flushed, dizzy or uncoordinated, it can be an early sign.Ž Dehydration can begin within just a few hours of extreme heat, so drinking extra fluids is important, especially when taking certain medications. Fatigue, headaches, muscle cramps, dizziness, sleepiness and dry mouth can all be signs of dehydration. Dehydration causes the heart to work harder, putting it at risk. Hydration helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. And it helps the muscles work efficiently. A 2016 Environmental Protection Agency analysis of heat-related deaths said high temps could be a factor in many more deaths than officials realize … or count. By studying how daily death rates vary with temperature in selected cities, scientists have found that extreme heat contributes to far more deaths than the official death certificates might suggest,Ž the report said. This is because the stress of a hot day can increase the chance of dying from a heart attack, other heart conditions, or respiratory diseases such as pneumonia.Ž While infants and the elderly are more vulnerable to problems from heat, OConnor said sometimes medicines can make someone more sensitive to heat and dehydration. They should talk to their doctor and look up their medications to see if it predisposes them,Ž he said. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are serious medical emergencies that require treatment. Both can cause headaches, nausea or vomiting. Heat stroke also can cause a high fever, warm skin with no sweating and confusion or unconsciousness. Beyond some of the obvious and sometimes extreme physical symptoms brought on by sweltering temperatures, a recent study showed it could affect how we think. And it doesnt just affect the most vulnerable. A group of Harvard researchers published an observational study in July showing students who lived in dormitories without air conditioning during a heat wave performed worse on a series of cognitive tests compared with students who lived in air-conditioned dorms. The study was conducted over 12 consecutive days in the summer of 2016. Students in buildings without AC experienced 13.4 percent longer reaction times on color-word tests, and 13.3 percent lower scores on addition/ subtraction tests compared with students in air-conditioned rooms. The research showed students in rooms with AC were not just faster in their responses, but also more accurate. Hot summers and heat waves wont be going away any time soon, according to federal research. In fact, unusually high temperatures have become more common in recent decades, and heat waves are expected to become longer, more frequent and more intense in the future, according to the EPA and the CDC. OConnor said thinking ahead and being prepared in the heat will help prevent trouble. Drink plenty of fluids and limit the amount of time you are in the heat,Ž he said. Even if someone comes into a cooler environment for a few minutes every hour, that can prevent a heat-related illness. Limit outdoor activity to early morning or late evening, and stay in the shade,Ž OConnor said. It might be tough if you are working outside or on the golf course. Soak a towel in cold water and put it around your neck. Evaporative cooling, dousing in cold water and letting it evaporate, is the best way to eliminate heat.Ž600More than 600 people die every year from heat-related illnesses that are preventable, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.65,000The agency estimates more than 65,000 Americans visit an emergency room for acute heat illness each summer. Watch out for heat stroke How to protect your heart and health during the sweltering days of summerBIGSTOCK By Marlo Alleva More Content NowYou can incorporate fitness and a healthy lifestyle in many places and parts of your day. Creativity is key. You can combine cardio building moves with muscle training. Our move today is a hop squat with a step-down. This move will be working your lower body, glutes, hamstrings, quads and calves. It also gets your heart pumping by adding the hop. You will need a small step or ledge for this exercise. Begin this move by standing just behind a slight elevation change. It can be as small as a few inches or higher, depending on your ability. Start with your feet just outside the hips, chest tall, core engaged, and proceed to hop onto the top of your step. Once you land on top, sink slightly into your squat, then continue by stepping back down one leg at a time to your starting position. Immediately repeat this hop and alternate your leading step down leg to keep things even. Continue this hop squat combination for at least 10 times or go to exhaustion, whichever comes first. Take a short breather, then continue on for three to five sets. This move can be done at home on your front porch, at the gym on a step or even on the sidewalk at work. You can perform this exercise alone, as it hits almost everything, or add it into your warmup for your lower-body routine. Any way you choose, you cant go wrong. Marlo Alleva, an instructor at Golds Gym and group fitness coordinator at Fontaine-Gills YMCA in Florida, can be reached atS WORKOUTHop squat with step-down is a versatile moveMarlo Alleva demonstrates a hop squat with step-downs. [ERNST PETERS/ THE LEDGER]

PAGE 9 | Tuesday, July 31, 2018 A9HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Leesburg city commissioners, who have gone along with adding a Vietnam War Huey helicopter and granite monuments to Veterans Memorial Park, said no on July 23 to adding a World War II-era Jeep donated by Korean War veteran Don Van Beck. Commissioners sited maintenance, upkeep, vandals and liability as reasons for not approving the latest addition to the park. Heres what Facebook users had to say:Whats gonna happen to the Huey when the paint starts chipping? Or when bird droppings are on both the monuments and Huey?Ž Donald SmithIts called take care of it!!!Ž Dona Flanary HarringtonIsnt that what city workers do?Ž Nikki WarrenWash it, paint it? Just a thought.Ž Josh HankenSo sad we cant spend a few hours every few months taking care of a veterans park but we can give money to the mall. Not saying not to give to mall but lets be fair!Ž Carol GordonThe AMVETS agreed to take care of the Huey, and I think were willing to take care of the Jeep as well.Ž Dan Robuck IIIWow, really Leesburg?!?Ž Alice Suhrbier BeattyWhat a slap in a vets face. I hope the Amvets could just place it in Front of their building. They would take care of it and it could be used for special events and parade every year. Which would better benefit the jeep and the veterans. Politicians just dont have a brain in their head.Ž Stephen BoldreyBut they will approve hundreds of homes to be built for the Villages.Ž Lisa BassettWhat about them building a shelter for it?? This would make a great Eagle Scout project actually.ŽCathy SeipMcLeanAs a veteran myself, I appreciate what the City of Leesburg has done.Ž Tony BurkeThe veterans park is magnificent salute to all that served. The helicopter with the manikins a distraction (my opinion). This is about the spirit of those who served not the hardware. With that said the submarine would be cool.... I drove a jeep just like one pictured as a MP. I never talk about the jeep, I do remember those who served with me. Sometimes less is more.Ž Bill MathiasThe same thing that happens to all the other monuments there, somebody take cares of them. Put the Jeep in. Maybe the vagrants sleeping on the benches can clean up the memorials....Put the Jeep in.Ž Jaclyn GarciaIt doesnt matter about becoming an eyesore. It like anything else will require attention. But this speaks volumes for the attitude people in Lake County feel about a simple reminder of days past. Spent 21 years in the Army and spent many hours in those jeeps. When I see one, I get a pleasant reminder of different great experiences and sometimes, not so great times. So why not take that away from our veterans too.Ž John CohnIts a PARK. A green space. Im 100% for veterans but this is seeming less about the park and more about his personal agenda.Ž Kathleen Geraghty HugginsIs this jeep going to be outside? If so it is just going to turn into an eyesore after a few years. I understand why this gentleman wants to do this but unless it is stored in a controlled climate it is just going to be an eyesore.Ž Robert MinichinoFACEBOOK FORUM Floridas springs didnt get in trouble overnight; it took decades of reckless disregard for the states hydrological health before they started showing any signs of distress. Fixing them cant be a rush job. That doesnt mean matters arent urgent. Springs are vitally important to this states environmental and economic well-being. They feed rivers and fill lakes. More importantly, they provide an ongoing health check to the Floridan aquifer and the states supply of affordable, high-quality drinking water. When spring flow drops or becomes contaminated, its a clear signal that the aquifers natural water-purification system is in trouble. That signal is coming through loud and clear. West Volusias DeLeon Springs and Blue Spring both suffer from decreased water flow and high pollution levels. The situation at Gemini Springs in DeBary is even worse: Its been closed for swimming for 18 years due to high bacteria counts. In 2017, the Legislature ordered state environmental officials to create management plans for major springs. The mandate had a short deadline „ plans were due July 1. But even before they were finalized, many were saying the basin management action plans,Ž or BMAPs, offered little reassurance that theyd do the job. Theyre raising valid points. Many „ including Volusia County government „ have objected to data included in the reports, saying its incorrectly calculated or just plain wrong. Many of the plans lack crucial elements essential to a realistic cleanup effort, including a clear resolve to tackle one of the biggest threats to spring health: Aged and leaking septic systems that leach contaminants directly into the aquifer. They also point to the states first BMAPs, adopted in 2012 for the Santa Fe and Suwannee springs. A four-year followup found that, though farmers in the basin of the Santa Fe Springs had adopted many of the changes called for in the plan, thered been no meaningful reduction in the amount of pollution in the spring. Other interests are also voicing their concerns. The Florida Home Builders Association filed an objection, saying it expected more time to review the management plans before they were finalized. Its a valid point; any restrictions on construction, or requirements for better-performing septic systems, could have an impact on the price of building new homes. They arent the only ones worried about cost. Controversy is likely to crop up anywhere residents are compelled to replace their septic tanks „ and those homeowners have a valid point; many cant afford such an expense and will need help. The controversy demonstrates why the science behind the BMAPs must be impeccable; if they cant withstand challenges, even the modest improvements called for in the plans will face opposition. At the same time, Floridas springs cant afford to wait „ certainly not for five years, which is when the state would next review the plans. The state should work with those objecting to the BMAPs,both to fix the points of contention, which could be a drawn-out process, and to identify actions that state and local leaders could put into place immediately. That includes identifying funding sources and figuring out the logistics of some of the major projects, like septic-tank conversion. There are clearly challenging months ahead in the fight to save Floridas springs. If the state, environmental groups, business interests and local governments can move forward in good faith, those months will not be wasted.OUR OPINIONKeep moving on springs plans Teachers are underpaid and overworked, and on top of these challenges, theyre expected to temper their feelings and opinions in order to teach children without inserting their own bias. Tough job! As a mother of a rising kindergartner, I know that my son can be a handful, and managing him with 19 or more other kids who are just as rambunctious isnt for the faint of heart. Seriously, God bless teachers. My son was deemed most likely to be class clownŽ at his pre-K graduation. Other classmates were named most likely to beŽ a CEO, an athlete, a fashion designer and so forth „ all more or less aspirational labels. And then there was my son, called to the front of the stage as the class clownŽ in front of me, Dad, and both of his grandmothers. It was embarrassing. Tacky. And in the end, we realized just how insulting it was to us and to our son. We felt this particularly because my husband and I had maintained open communication with our sons teachers all year concerning his focus, all in an effort to help him learn the difference between play time with friends and work time when he needed to pay attention to the teachers lesson plan. So how exactly the two of his teachers put their heads together to come up with most likely to be class clownŽ as an appropriate award for our son during his pre-K graduation was, and still is, stunning. Words do hurt, and those words in the form of labels hurt our children more than we realize, specifically when those labels make fun of real challenges or disabilities. Whats worse than having a child be labeled with a stereotypical or negative label is the undoing of that label „ trying to overcome the trauma, doubt and pain associated with being called something derogatory, especially in the presence of others. Im thankful that my son is only 5 years old and didnt truly grasp the negative connotation that class clownŽ has. But for my family, our doubts and concerns intensified about whether our son had been treated equally to his peers, or if he had been cast aside as just an unteachable class clown.Ž We shared our concern with our sons teachers and the day cares assistant director. Everyone was apologetic, except for one of his teachers, whose cavalier attitude and justification that no one will remember that he got the class clown award when he goes to collegeŽ was as the last straw. We withdrew our son that very afternoon. Labels can stifle a childs development, creating a situation where they cant mature or excel beyond the label given them by someone else. My husband and I agree that the best option is to advocate for our son (and all children) to remain labelless „ to let him grow and thrive as he enters elementary school. Along his journey, well continue to call out when even good teachers make poor decisions that can have lasting effects. As much as I truly appreciate and respect teachers, Ill never be OK with teachers openly labeling children. Class clown,Ž teachers petŽ „ these arent OK. Ever. Ashley Cheatham is communications director at a Baltimore-area nonprofit, Her email is OPINIONTeachers need to stop labeling kids


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PAGE 11 | Tuesday, July 31, 2018 B1 SPORTS FOOTBALL | B2JAGUARS DEFENSE VOWS TO FINISH JOB Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 By Tim ReynoldsThe Associated PressPARKLAND „ The first practice of the new season was over, and the only sound on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was dozens of football players screaming in delight.It was 2:15 a.m., and they were having a water balloon fight.At last, on a campus shaken by tragedy, there was joy.The Eagles „ now ambassadors for a school and community still reeling from the Feb. 14 massacre that left 17 people dead, including assistant football coach Aaron Feis, who was killed while trying to use his body to shield students from the cascade of bullets „ took the field for practice at 12:01 a.m. Monday.Under Florida rules, teams could begin fall workouts July 30. The Eagles didnt wait a minute longer.This is the only thing we have to show our respect,Ž coach Willis May Jr. said. This is the way we can show our respect to those guys, with our great effort and with our great attitudes. Be leaders within the school. I hope we see all that from these kids this year.ŽDouglas has had the mid-night madnessŽ practice on opening day several times before, but this was different. A uniformed sheriffs deputy was on campus throughout the evening, his patrol vehi-cle parked adjacent to the field during practice. The site of the shootings „ the 1200 building „ still stands, cordoned off by a chain-link fence. Many want it leveled, but for now it stands because its essentially evidence, a crime scene. Players, as they walked out of the locker room in rows of two shortly before midnight, had to stroll past the 1200 building on their way to the field for practice. Barely anyone seemed to look its way.Our community is still very much in the traumatized heal-ing process,Ž said Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschof-sky, who sat in the bleachers with about 100 other people for the middle-of-the-night practice. This is not a sprint. This is absolutely a marathon. And we will never forget. No one who was here will ever forget. But we also have to look at a way forward.ŽAnd Monday was a small step forward.But the reminders of Feb. 14 remain everywhere.There is one locker with a door painted gold in the locker room „ it belonged to Joaquin GuacŽ Oliver, one of the 17 victims, the boy who adored Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade so much that his family buried him in a Wade jersey. The fence around the 1200 building is partially covered by banners with messages of support from neighboring schools. Inside the cafeteria, where parents reported for the preseason meeting, another banner still hangs. Its Moving forward By Nick KlopsisTribune News ServiceAfter years of confusion, debate and yelling in disbelief at the TV, NFL fans might finally find out the answer to what feels like an age-old question: What is a catch?The NFL revamped its catch rule this offseason, one of many rule changes that will take effect this coming season. Heres a rundown of what will be different on game day: Catch ruleThe NFL eliminated the surviving the groundŽ requirement of the previ-ous catch rule, simplifying it to a three-step process:1) The player must estab-lish control of the ball (i.e.: not bobble it while catching).2) The player then must establish himself in bounds „ the usual two feet in boundsŽ requirement.3) There must be a foot-ball moveŽ „ a third step, or a dive or lunge to the line-to-gain (or the ability to perform such a dive). Helmet-to-helmet hitsLeading with the head and initiating helmet-to-helmet contact now results in a 15-yard personal foul penalty and possible ejection. The rule applies to tacklers, ballcarriers and linemen. It replaces the old rule that only penalized a player if they hit with the crown of the helmet. Kicko sThe league passed a litany of rule changes to help make kickoffs safer.What you need to know about NFL rule changesSee NFL, B3By Noah TristerThe Associated PressThere are 11 teams within six games of a playoff spot in the National League, which could make for a thrilling last two months of the regular season.It also means some front offices are facing tough decisions as the non-waiver trade deadline looms.It's easy to deal away your top players when you're 20 games behind, but if the postseason is still a possibility, the decision to buy or sell becomes trickier. The Washington Nationals, for example, are six games back in their division and trail the second wild card by the same margin „ but there are enough legitimate stars on that roster that a medium-sized deficit is certainly surmountable with this much time to gives the Nats a 42.5 percent chance to make the postseason, while (20 percent) and (22 percent as of Sunday morning) are more pessimistic. Whichever website you believe, it would be unusual for a team in Washington's position to become a seller at the deadline. That tends to happen for teams facing longer odds.But with two wild cards in each league, a team can Wild playo race creates tough deadline decisionsSee DECISIONS, B3Members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School football team take the “ eld to begin practice for a new season just after midnight on Monday in Parkland. The players, their school, and community still grieve for the 17 lives lost at the school on Feb. 14. [AP PHOTOS/JOE SKIPPER] At Stoneman Douglas, football season comes with heavy heartsGuests wait for the start of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School football team to begin practice for a new season just after midnight on Monday in Parkland. See FOOTBALL, B3Monday was rst day of football for high schoolsBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comScott Armatti was a like a child waking up on Christmas morning and seeing the gifts Santa Claus had left.On the other hand, Frank Scott resembled a parent looking over a report card with good grades ƒ and a few that need some work.Both are typical reactions for coaches after the first day of football season. This was the best first day of practice Ive ever had in all my years of coaching,Ž said Armatti, Tavares third-year head coach. Our kids really jelled over the summer.Ž Virginia Scuderi, director of the Lake County Fellowship of Christian Athletes, put together a team camp in Umatilla last week and it turned out to be a phenomenal experience for us. It provided our kids with a break from the intensity of summer workouts and our kids really bonded.And when they came out for practice on Monday, they were unselfish and everyone practiced for their teammates. It was an incredible thing to watch.ŽScott, Mount Doras first-year head coach, didnt share all of Armattis enthusiasm.(Mondays) practice was good, but not great,Ž said Scott, who was the Hurricanes offensive coordinator for seven years before taking over in December after Chris Stephenson was let go. We really want to stress effort these first few days. Were practicing in the morning, when its not super-hot, and they dont have pads on, so I expect to see a lot of effort at these first few practices.ŽWhile most area coaches preferred to kick off the season in the afternoon „ Monday was the first day Florida High School Athletic Association-member schools were permitted to hold orga-nized practices „ Armatti and Scott felt weather conditions would be more favorable in the morning. Both coaches felt the cooler temperatures with lower rain chance might be more condu-cive to getting their teams off Area teams open practiceA quarterback runs with the ball at the “ rst day of practice at Lake Minneola High School in Minneola on Monday. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] See TEAMS, B3This was the best rst day of practice Ive ever had in all my years of coaching. Our kids really jelled over the summer.Ž Scott Armatti


B2 Tuesday, July 31, 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 TVMLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN „ Philadelphia at Boston SUN „ L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. FS-Florida „ Miami at Atlanta 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers OR Houston at Seattle SOCCER 8 p.m. ESPN2 „ International Champions Cup, Manchester United vs. Real Madrid, at Miami 8:25 p.m. ESPNEWS „ International Champions Cup, Tottenham Hotspur vs. AC Milan, at Minneapolis 10 p.m. ESPN „ International Champions Cup, Barcelona vs. AS Roma, at Arlington, Texas WNBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. NBA „ Chicago at Dallas BASEBALL FCSL FINAL STANDINGSTEAM W L T GBLeesburg 28 13 .0 „ DeLand 22 16 0 4.5 Sanford 18 20 1 8.5 Winter Park 18 20 0 8.5 Seminole 16 24 0 11.5 Winter Garden 14 23 1 12PLAYOFFSMondays gameSeminole at Winter Park, lateTodays gamesSeminole-Winter Park winner at Leesburg, 7 p.m. Sanford at DeLand, 7 p.m.Wednesdays gamesLeesburg at Seminole-Winter Park winner, 7 p.m. DeLand at Sanford, 7 p.m.Thursdays gamesSanford at DeLand, if necessary, 7 p.m. Seminole-Winter Park winner at Leesburg, if necessary, 7 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE San Francisco -108 at San Diego -102 at Washington -163 New York +153 Chicago -116 at Pittsburgh +106 at Atlanta -168 Miami +158 at St. Louis -113 Colorado +103 at Los Angeles -165 Milwaukee +155American Leagueat New York -315 Baltimore +285 Los Angeles -122 at Tampa Bay +112 at Chicago -105 Kansas City -105 Cleveland -150 at Minnesota +140 at Oakland -165 Toronto +155 Houston -123 at Seattle +113Interleagueat Boston -148 Philadelphia +138 at Detroit -115 Cincinnati +105 at Arizona -178 Texas +166NFL PRESEASON Thursday Hall of Fame GameFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Baltimore 1 2 33 ChicagoUpdated Odds Available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueDETROIT TIGERS „ Assigned RHP Warwick Saupold outright to Toledo (IL). MINNESOTA TWINS „ Traded LHP Zach Duke and cash to Seattle for RHP Chase De Jong and INF Ryan Costello. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Signed RHP Osiel Rodriguez to a minor league contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Optioned RHP Frankie Montas to Nashville (PCL). Recalled RHP Ryan Dull from Nashville. SEATTLE MARINERS „ Signed LHP Marc Rzepczynski to a minor league contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Traded RHP Roberto Osuna to Houston for RHPs Ken Giles, David Paulino and Hector Perez.National LeaguePHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Sent SS J.P. Crawford to the GCL Phillies East for a rehab assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Optioned LHP Tyler Webb to Memphis (PCL). Placed RHP Luke Gregson on the 10-day DL, retroactive to July 26. Reinstated RHP Carlos Martinez from the 10-day DL.American AssociationCLEBURNE RAILROADERS „ Released C James Simpson. ST. PAUL SAINTS „ Released INF Matt Snyder.Can-Am LeagueNEW JERSEY JACKALS „ Released RHP Tyler Levine. Claimed INF Taylor Oldham off waivers from Trois-Rivieres. QUEBEC CAPITALES „ Released RHP Soren Hanson and LHP JP Stevenson. Signed RHP Wendell Floranus.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS „ Waived F Carmelo Anthony.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCLEVELAND BROWNS „ Waived OL Victor Salako and DL Trenton Thompson. Signed DBs Christian Boutte and Jeremiah McKinnon, OL Kevin Bowen and TE Orson Charles. Placed DB Jabrill Peppers on the active-NFL list and DL Chad Thomas on the PUPO list. NEW YORK GIANTS „ Placed S Sam Beal on injured reserve. Signed CB Kenneth Durden. NEW YORK JETS „ Signed QB Sam Darnold to a four-year contract. OAKLAND RAIDERS „ Signed RB James Butler.Canadian Football LeagueEDMONTON ESKIMOS „ Signed LB Jeremiah Kose to the practice roster.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueNHL „ F Jarome Iginla announced his retirement. CALGARY FLAMES „ Re-signed F Garnet Hathaway to a one-year contract. MINNESOTA WILD „ Signed F Matt Reed to a one-year, two-way contract. NASHVILLE PREDATORS „ Signed F Miikka Salomaki to a two-year contract.American Hockey LeagueSAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE „ Signed C Trevor Smith and D Sam Lofquist.ECHLREADING ROYALS „ Signed D Dan Milan to a one-year contract.SOCCERMajor League SoccerPORTLAND TIMBERS „ Traded F Fanendo Adi to FC Cincinnati (USL) for general and targeted allocation money.COLLEGEPACIFIC-12 CONFERENCE „ Named Teresa Gould senior associate commissioner/sports management and institutional services. AUSTIN PEAY „ Named Gerald Harrison athletics director. CHOWAN „ Named Andrew Sydow assistant volleyball coach. FREDONIA „ Named Sarah Cartmill womens basketball coach and Marykate Edmunds womens lacrosse coach. HOWARD „ Named EJ Barthel running backs and player development coach. LSU ALEXANDRIA „ Promoted Michael Poropat to assistant athletic director and named him mens soccer coach. Named Nea Sunila womens soccer coach. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAAtlanta United FC 14 4 5 47 48 26 New York City FC 13 4 4 43 42 24 New York Red Bulls 13 6 2 41 42 22 Columbus 10 7 6 36 30 29 Montreal 9 13 1 28 29 39 New England 7 7 7 28 33 32 Philadelphia 8 10 3 27 29 34 Chicago 6 12 5 23 34 46 Orlando City 7 14 1 22 32 51 Toronto FC 6 11 4 22 35 39 D.C. United 4 9 5 17 29 35WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAFC Dallas 12 3 6 42 35 25 Los Angeles FC 10 5 6 36 44 35 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 7 5 35 43 36 Portland 9 3 7 34 30 25 Sporting Kansas City 9 6 6 33 39 30 Real Salt Lake 9 9 4 31 31 39 Vancouver 8 9 5 29 34 44 Minnesota United 9 12 1 28 35 44 Houston 7 8 6 27 39 32 Seattle 6 9 5 23 19 23 Colorado 4 12 5 17 25 36 San Jose 2 12 7 13 29 403 points for victory, 1 point for tieJuly 25Philadelphia 3, Houston 1 New York Red Bulls 1, D.C. United 0 Seattle 1, San Jose 0July 26 New York City FC 2, Orlando City 0 Los Angeles Galaxy 2, Los Angeles FC 2, tieSaturdays GamesAtlanta United FC 2, Montreal 1 Columbus 3, New York Red Bulls 2 Toronto FC 3, Chicago 0 D.C. United 2, Colorado 1 FC Dallas 3, Sporting Kansas City 2 Vancouver 4, Minnesota United 2 Real Salt Lake 0, San Jose 0, tie Portland 2, Houston 1Sundays GamesSeattle 3, New York City FC 1 Los Angeles Galaxy 4, Orlando City 3Saturday, Aug. 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, Aug. 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.Saturdays GameSky Blue FC at Chicago, ppd.Sunday, Aug. 5Portland at North Carolina, 6 p.m. Sky Blue FC at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Seattle, 9 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. 8Washington at Utah, 10 p.m.Friday, Aug. 10North Carolina at Chicago, 8 p.m. GOLF WORLD GOLF RANKINGThrough July 291. Dustin Johnson USA 10.34 2. Justin Rose ENG 8.75 3. Justin Thomas USA 8.16 4. Brooks Koepka USA 7.54 5. Jon Rahm ESP 7.40 6. Francesco Molinari ITA 7.28 7. Rory McIlroy NIR 7.18 8. Jordan Spieth USA 7.13 9. Rickie Fowler USA 6.61 10. Jason Day AUS 6.26 11. Tommy Fleetwood ENG 6.07 12. Patrick Reed USA 5.45 13. Alex Noren SWE 5.45 14. Bubba Watson USA 5.23 15. Paul Casey ENG 5.22 16. Hideki Matsuyama JPN 4.78 17. Henrik Stenson SWE 4.67 18. Xander Schauffele USA 4.49 19. Marc Leishman AUS 4.46 20. Webb Simpson USA 4.26 21. Phil Mickelson USA 4.21 22. Sergio Garcia ESP 4.16 23. Bryson DeChambeau USA 4.15 24. Tyrrell Hatton ENG 3.87 25. Kevin Kisner USA 3.77 26. Patrick Cantlay USA 3.64 27. Matt Kuchar USA 3.62 28. Tony Finau USA 3.55 29. Rafael Cabrera Bello ESP 3.50 30. Brian Harman USA 3.40 31. Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA 3.33 32. Ian Poulter ENG 3.31 33. Louis Oosthuizen SAF 3.23 34. Charley Hoffman USA 3.17 35. Branden Grace SAF 3.00 36. Kyle Stanley USA 2.96 37. Satoshi Kodaira JPN 2.92 38. Pat Perez USA 2.89 39. Matthew Fitzpatrick ENG 2.78 40. Byeong Hun An KOR 2.60 41. Daniel Berger USA 2.59 42. Kevin Na USA 2.59 43. Li Haogong CHN 2.50 44. Gary Woodland USA 2.48 45. Luke List USA 2.44 46. Ross Fisher ENG 2.43 47. Cameron Smith AUS 2.41 48. Kevin Chappell USA 2.39 49. Charl Schwartzel SAF 2.39 50. Tiger Woods USA 2.36 PRO BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Boston 74 33 .692 „ New York 67 37 .644 5 Tampa Bay 53 53 .500 20 Toronto 48 56 .462 24 Baltimore 32 74 .302 41 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 57 47 .548 „ Minnesota 48 56 .462 9 Detroit 45 62 .421 13 Chicago 37 68 .352 20 Kansas City 32 73 .305 25 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 67 40 .626 „ Seattle 62 43 .590 4 Oakland 61 46 .570 6 Los Angeles 54 53 .505 13 Texas 45 62 .421 22Sundays GamesBoston 3, Minnesota 0 N.Y. Yankees 6, Kansas City 3 Baltimore 11, Tampa Bay 5 Cleveland 8, Detroit 1 Texas 4, Houston 3 Toronto 7, Chicago White Sox 4 Colorado 3, Oakland 2 Seattle 8, L.A. Angels 5Mondays GamesPhiladelphia at Boston, late Cleveland at Minnesota, late Texas at Arizona, late Toronto at Oakland, late Houston at Seattle, lateTodays GamesBaltimore (Ramirez 1-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 8-2), 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Bailey 1-7) at Detroit (Boyd 5-9), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Skaggs 8-6) at Tampa Bay (Stanek 1-3), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Arrieta 8-6) at Boston (Pomeranz 1-4), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (Bauer 9-6) at Minnesota (Gibson 5-7), 8:10 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 6-9) at Chicago White Sox (Shields 4-12), 8:10 p.m. Texas (Colon 5-9) at Arizona (Godley 11-6), 9:40 p.m. Toronto (Gaviglio 2-3) at Oakland (Cahill 2-2), 10:05 p.m. Houston (Morton 11-2) at Seattle (Leake 8-6), 10:10 p.m.Wednesdays GamesBaltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Detroit, 1:10 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. Toronto at Oakland, 3:35 p.m. Houston at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Philadelphia 58 47 .552 „ Atlanta 55 47 .539 1 Washington 52 53 .495 6 Miami 46 61 .430 13 New York 44 59 .427 13 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Chicago 61 44 .581 „ Milwaukee 61 47 .565 1 Pittsburgh 55 52 .514 7 St. Louis 53 52 .505 8 Cincinnati 48 58 .453 13 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Los Angeles 59 47 .557 „ Arizona 59 48 .551 Colorado 57 47 .548 1 San Francisco 53 54 .495 6 San Diego 42 66 .389 18Sundays GamesCincinnati 4, Philadelphia 0 Miami 5, Washington 0 Atlanta 4, L.A. Dodgers 1 N.Y. Mets 1, Pittsburgh 0 Colorado 3, Oakland 2 San Francisco 8, Milwaukee 5 Arizona 5, San Diego 4 Chicago Cubs 5, St. Louis 2Mondays GamesPhiladelphia at Boston, late Miami at Atlanta, late Colorado at St. Louis, late Texas at Arizona, late Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, late San Francisco at San Diego, lateTodays GamesSan Francisco (Rodriguez 5-1) at San Diego (Richard 7-10), 4:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Lester 12-3) at Pittsburgh (Taillon 7-8), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Matz 5-8) at Washington (Roark 4-12), 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Bailey 1-7) at Detroit (Boyd 5-9), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Arrieta 8-6) at Boston (Pomeranz 1-4), 7:10 p.m. Miami (Straily 4-4) at Atlanta (Sanchez 5-3), 7:35 p.m. Colorado (Gray 8-7) at St. Louis (Flaherty 4-5), 8:15 p.m. Texas (Colon 5-9) at Arizona (Godley 11-6), 9:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Miley 1-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Buehler 4-3), 10:10 p.m.Wednesdays GamesN.Y. Mets at Washington, 12:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Detroit, 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. PRO BASKETBALL WNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GBAtlanta 16 9 .640 „ Washington 14 11 .560 2 Connecticut 14 12 .538 2 Chicago 9 17 .346 7 New York 7 18 .280 9 Indiana 3 23 .115 13WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GBSeattle 19 7 .731 „ Minnesota 15 10 .600 3 Los Angeles 15 11 .577 4 Phoenix 15 11 .577 4 Dallas 14 11 .560 4 Las Vegas 12 13 .480 6Saturdays Game All-Star Game at MinnesotaTeam Parker 119, Team Delle Donne 112Sundays GamesNo games scheduledMondays GamesNo games scheduledTodays GamesWashington at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Chicago at Dallas, 8 p.m. Seattle at Phoenix, 10 p.m.Wednesdays GamesNew York at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Las Vegas, 10 p.m. TENNIS ATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURCITI OPENMonday at William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, Washington; Purse: ATP, $1.89 million (WT500); WTA, $226,750 (Intl.); Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomens Singles First RoundKatie Boulter, Britain, def. Aleksandra Krunic (5), Serbia, 6-2, 6-0. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, def. Kristie Ahn, United States, 6-2, 6-1. Allie Kiick, United States, def. Han Xinyun, China, 6-2, 6-3. Andrea Petkovic, Germany, def. Jamie Loeb, United States, 6-1, 6-1.ATP WORLD TOURGENERALI OPENMonday at Kitzbueheler Tennis Club, Kitzbuehel, Austria; Purse: $584,250 (WT250); Surface: Clay-OutdoorMens Singles First RoundMikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, def. Corentin Moutet, France, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, def. Federico Delbonis, Argentina, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Jaume Munar, Spain, def. Yannick Hanfmann, Germany, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1. Dusan Lajovic (8), Serbia, def. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, 6-4, 6-2. Dennis Novak, Austria, def. Jurij Rodionov, Austria, 6-4, 0-6, 6-1.Mens Doubles First RoundRoman Jebavy, Czech Republic, and Andres Molteni, Argentina, def. Sander Arends, Netherlands, and Antonio Sancic, Croatia, 6-2, 6-4.WTA TOURMUBADALA SILICON VALLEY CLASSIC(A U.S. Open Series event)Monday at SJSU Tennis Center San Jose, Calif.; Purse: $799,000 (Premier); Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomens Singles First RoundMaria Sakkari, Greece, def. Christina McHale, United States, 6-2, 6-2. So“ a Kenin, United States, def. Veronica Cepede Royg, Paraguay, 6-4, 6-4. Ajla Tomljanovic, Australia, def. Georgina Garcia Perez, Spain, 6-4, 6-1.Womens Doubles First RoundJohanna Konta, Britain, and Zhang Shuai, China, def. Jacqueline Cako, United States, and Nicola Geuer, Germany, 6-3, 6-2. PRO FOOTBALL NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEPRESEASONAll times EasternAMERICAN CONFERENCEEAST W L T PCT PF PA Buffalo 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Miami 0 0 0 .000 0 0 New England 0 0 0 .000 0 0 N.Y. Jets 0 0 0 .000 0 0 SOUTH W L T PCT PF PA Houston 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Indianapolis 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Jacksonville 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Tennessee 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NORTH W L T PCT PF PA Baltimore 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Cincinnati 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Cleveland 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Pittsburgh 0 0 0 .000 0 0 WEST W L T PCT PF PA Denver 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Kansas City 0 0 0 .000 0 0 L.A. Chargers 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Oakland 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT PF PA Dallas 0 0 0 .000 0 0 N.Y. Giants 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Philadelphia 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Washington 0 0 0 .000 0 0 SOUTH W L T PCT PF PA Atlanta 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Carolina 0 0 0 .000 0 0 New Orleans 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NORTH W L T PCT PF PA Chicago 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Detroit 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Green Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Minnesota 0 0 0 .000 0 0 WEST W L T PCT PF PA Arizona 0 0 0 .000 0 0 L.A. Rams 0 0 0 .000 0 0 San Francisco 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Seattle 0 0 0 .000 0 0Thursdays GameChicago vs Baltimore at Canton, Ohio, 8 p.m. WEEK 1 Thursday, Aug. 9Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Jacksonville, 7 p.m. Cleveland at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m. Chicago at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Carolina at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Miami, 7 p.m. L.A. Rams at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m. Washington at New England, 7:30 p.m. Tennessee at Green Bay, 8 p.m. Houston at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Indianapolis at Seattle, 10 p.m. Dallas at San Francisco, 10 p.m.Friday, Aug. 10Atlanta at N.Y. Jets, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 11Minnesota at Denver, 9 p.m. L.A. Chargers at Arizona, 10 p.m.CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L T PTS PF PA Ottawa 4 2 0 8 135 126 Hamilton 2 4 0 4 131 136 Montreal 1 5 0 2 92 192 Toronto 1 5 0 2 95 179 WEST DIVISION W L T PTS PF PA Calgary 6 0 0 12 179 68 Edmonton 4 2 0 8 172 148 Winnipeg 4 3 0 8 239 147 Saskatchewan 3 3 0 6 132 149 B.C. 2 3 0 4 108 138July 26Edmonton 44, Montreal 23July 27Winnipeg 40, Toronto 14Saturdays GamesOttawa 21, Hamilton 15 Calgary 34, Saskatchewan 22Thursdays GamesOttawa at Toronto, 7 p.m. Saskatchewan at Edmonton, 10 p.m.Fridays GameHamilton at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 4BC at Calgary, 9 p.m. AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPPOINTS LEADERS Through July 29 1. Kyle Busch, 891 2. Kevin Harvick, 843 3. Martin Truex Jr., 762 4. Joey Logano, 690 5. Clint Bowyer, 677 6. Kurt Busch, 677 7. Brad Keselowski, 644 8. Kyle Larson, 626 9. Denny Hamlin, 618 10. Ryan Blaney, 612 11. Aric Almirola, 587 12. Chase Elliott, 569 13. Jimmie Johnson, 547 14. Erik Jones, 533 15. Alex Bowman, 496 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 440 17. Paul Menard, 440 18. Ryan Newman, 408 19. Austin Dillon, 402 20. Daniel Suarez, 400NASCAR XFINITY POINTS LEADERS Through July 28 1. Christopher Bell, 702 2. Elliott Sadler, 686 3. Cole Custer, 684 4. Daniel Hemric, 679 5. Justin Allgaier, 650 6. Brandon Jones, 579 7. Tyler Reddick, 568 8. Ryan Truex, 532 9. Matt Tifft, 504 10. Austin Cindric, 484 11. Ryan Reed, 456 12. Ross Chastain, 406 13. John Hunter Nemechek, 401 14. Michael Annett, 366 15. Ryan Sieg, 340 16. Kaz Grala, 321 17. Jeremy Clements, 299 18. Spencer Gallagher, 294 19. Alex Labbe, 281 20. Garrett Smithley, 275NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK POINTS LEADERS Through July 28 1. Johnny Sauter, 587 2. Noah Gragson, 522 3. Grant En“ nger, 504 4. Stewart Friesen, 495 5. Brett Mof“ tt, 485 6. Matt Crafton, 465 7. Justin Haley, 462 8. Ben Rhodes, 456 9. Myatt Snider, 371 10. Cody Coughlin, 356 11. Dalton Sargeant, 351 12. Todd Gilliland, 328 13. Austin Hill, 328 14. Austin Wayne Self, 288 15. Justin Fontaine, 247 16. Wendell Chavous, 247 17. Jordan Anderson, 232 18. Joe Nemechek, 178 19. Jesse Little, 172 20. Norm Benning, 160INDYCAR POINTS LEADERS Through July 29 1. Scott Dixon, 494 2. Alexander Rossi, 448 3. Josef Newgarden, 434 4. Will Power, 407 5. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 399 6. Robert Wickens, 380 7. Simon Pagenaud, 344 8. Graham Rahal, 335 9. James Hinchcliffe, 328 10. Sebastien Bourdais, 293 11. Marco Andretti, 285 12. Takuma Sato, 258 13. Ed Jones, 255 14. Spencer Pigot, 239 15. Tony Kanaan, 227 16. Charlie Kimball, 212 17. Zach Veach, 211 18. Matheus Leist, 182 19. Max Chilton, 162 20. Gabby Chaves, 158FORMULA ONE POINTS LEADERS Through July 29 1. Lewis Hamilton, 213 2. Sebastian Vettel, 189 3. Kimi Raikkonen, 146 4. Valtteri Bottas, 132 5. Daniel Ricciardo, 118 6. Max Verstappen, 105 7. Nico Hulkenberg, 52 8. Kevin Magnussen, 45 9. Fernando Alonso, 44 10. Sergio Perez, 30 11. Carlos Sainz, 30 12. Esteban Ocon, 29 13. Pierre Gasly, 26 14. Romain Grosjean, 21 15. Charles Leclerc, 13 16. Stoffel Vandoorne, 8 17. Marcus Ericsson, 5 18. Lance Stroll, 4 19. Brendon Hartley, 2NHRA LEADERS Through July 29 Top Fuel1, x-Steve Torrence, 1,168. 2, x-Tony Schumacher, 1,031. 3, x-Clay Millican, 1,025. 4, x-Leah Pritchett, 989. 5, x-Doug Kalitta, 951. 6, Antron Brown, 809. 7, Terry McMillen, 728. 8, Brittany Force, 697. 9, Scott Palmer, 617. 10, Richie Crampton, 608.Funny Car1, x-Courtney Force, 1,197. 2, x-Ron Capps, 1,032. 3, x-Robert Hight, 1,024. 4, x-Matt Hagan, 1,001. 5, Jack Beckman, 967. 6, J.R. Todd, 863. 7, Tommy Johnson Jr., 819. 8, John Force, 807. 9, Shawn Langdon, 680. 10, Bob Tasca III, 656.Pro Stock1, x-Greg Anderson, 1,126. 2, Tanner Gray, 1,031. 3, Erica Enders, 1,023. 4, Vincent Nobile, 979. 5, Jeg Coughlin, 956. 6, Chris McGaha, 907. 7, Drew Skillman, 895. 8, Jason Line, 857. 9, Deric Kramer, 828. 10, Bo Butner, 822.Pro Stock Motorcycle1, x-Andrew Hines, 687. 2, x-Eddie Krawiec, 651. 3, x-LE Tonglet, 609. 4, x-Hector Arana Jr, 562. 5, x-Jerry Savoie, 534. 6, Matt Smith, 473. 7, Scotty Pollacheck, 449. 8, Angie Smith, 336. 9, Hector Arana, 321. 10, Angelle Sampey, 320. x-clinched berth in NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Calais Campbell celebrates after a game against the Houston Texans on Dec. 17, 2017, in Jacksonville. When Campbell re-watched his “ rst season with the Jaguars, he noticed a recurring issue: The vaunted defense had chances to come up big late in games and failed. [AP PHOTO/PHELAN M. EBENHACK, FILE] By Mark LongThe Associated PressJACKSONVILLE „ When All-Pro defensive end Calais Campbell re-watched his first season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, he noticed a recurring issue: The vaunted defense had chances to come up big late in games and failed.It happened in four of Jacksonvilles final five losses, including „ and most memorably „ in the AFC championship game at New England.Campbell felt as if the unit also could and should have done more against the Los Angeles Rams, Arizona and Tennessee.When I study the tape and those situations, I realize that as good as we are we have so much room for growth,Ž Campbell said.With Campbell lead-ing the way, finishingŽ has become the defenses motto for 2018. The Jags expect to be better in those fourth-quarter situations, knowing one stop could be the difference in a league that has a penchant for tight games.We have to have that mentality of crunch time,Ž Pro Bowl linebacker Telvin Smith said. We know we are not front-runners; we can bang with you. We just have to put our foot on your throat and keep it there from the begin-ning to the end.ŽJacksonvilles defense was one of the best in the league in 2017. The group ranked second in points (16.8) and yards allowed (286.1) and first in yards per play (4.61), passing yards (169.9), third down rate (33.6 percent) and red zone rate (39.3 percent).The Jaguars also had 55 sacks and set a franchise record with 33 takeaways.In some games, it wasnt enough.Jacksonville had New England reeling in late January, leading 20-10 early in the fourth quar-ter. But the defense allowed Tom Brady to convert a third-and-18 play that led to a touch-down and later provided little resistance while trying to prevent the go-ahead score.In the regular-season finale at Tennessee, the Jaguars trailed 15-10 with about four min-utes remaining but gave up two first downs that helped the Titans to run out the clock and essen-tially seal the victory.The defense also faltered twice down the stretch at Arizona in late November. The Jags led 17-16 in the fourth before getting torched for a long touchdown pass. They tied the game on the ensuing possession and kept it that way until Blaine Gabbert connected on two firstdown passes in the final 16 seconds to set up a game-winning 57-yard field goal.Those three losses came on the road. The Rams found similar suc-cess against the Jags in Jacksonville. Jaguars defense vows to  nish this season

PAGE 13 | Tuesday, July 31, 2018 B3have a mediocre record and still be in the postseason race. And the path forward isnt always easy to figure out. Here are a few teams in recent years that traded away key players „ when they could have easily chosen to buy or stand pat instead: 2014 RAYSRecord: 53-55 (11.8 percent chance to make postseason)Tampa Bay was eight games out of first place and 5 behind the second wild card before sending ace left-hander David Price to Detroit in a three-team deal. The Rays received lefty Drew Smyly and infielders Willy Adames and Nick Franklin.The aftermath: Smyly was great for Tampa Bay down the stretch in 2014, but injuries have held him back ever since, and he hasnt pitched in the big leagues since 2016. Adames is currently hitting .196 in his first season in the majors, but he is considered a top prospect for the Rays. 2015 TIGERSRecord: 49-52 (12.1 percent chance to make postseason)The Tigers faced a double-digit deficit in the division race, so the best they could really hope for was to reach the onegame matchup between wild cards. They were only 3 games behind the second wild card when they sent Price to Toronto, and Detroit would also end up trading Joakim Soria and Yoenis Cespedes in a mini-teardown. Among the players the Tigers received in return were Michael Fulmer, Daniel Norris, Matthew Boyd and JaCoby Jones.The aftermath: Those deals remain a mixed bag for the Tigers. Fulmer was the AL Rookie of the Year in 2016 „ and Detroit nearly made the postseason that year „ but he has struggled this season. Norris has had injury problems, and Boyd has a career ERA of 5.21. Jones has flashed some athleti-cism in the outfield, but he has a .198 average in 481 big league at-bats. 2016 YANKEESRecord: 50-48 (8 percent chance to make postseason)New York was 7 games back in the division and only 4 behind the second wild card, but this was a team that hadnt played in the Division Series since 2012, and the 2016 version didnt seem likely to change that. So the Yankees sent Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs, and Andrew Miller, Carlos Beltran and Ivan Nova would also be traded in short order.The aftermath: The Yankees hung around in 2016 and fin-ished 84-78, then improved to 91 wins and an AL Championship Series berth the following year behind young sluggers Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez. Those players had nothing to do with the 2016 trades, but the Chapman deal did bring infielder Gleyber Torres to the Yankees, and he looks like he could be a star in New York for years to come. And Chapman even came back to the Yankees as a free agent. DECISIONSFrom Page B1€ The kicking team now must have five players on each side of the kicker before kicking off.€ Players on the kicking team can line up no more than 1 yard behind the ball, effec-tively eliminating the running starts that previously were allowed.€ At least two players on the kicking team must line up outside the yard-line number, and at least two must line up between the yard-line number and the hash marks.€ At least eight players on the receiving team must line up in a 15-yard set-up zoneŽ behind its restraining line. Only three players are allowed outside of that zone.€ Until the ball is touched or hits the ground, no member of the receiving team may cross its restraining line or initiate a block in the 15-yard area after the kicking teams restraining line.€ Wedge blocks are no longer allowed.€ The ball now becomes dead if its not touched by the receiving team in the end zone. The ruling on the field would be a touchback. EjectionsAl Riveron, the NFLs senior vice president of officiating, now can order an ejection for a player who has been penalized for a non-football act, such as throwing a punch or fighting, even if it means overruling referees at the game.All ejections now are reviewable to confirm whether the infraction was grounds for the ejection. NFLFrom Page B1from the students of Columbine High School, where a similar tragedy took place in 1999.On the field, there are more signs, reminders to play for Feis and how to be MSD Strong.Ž The shirts most of the coaches wore had some reminder of the shooting. May tugged on a new shirt just before practice, one with 17Ž in the middle, the reasoning there obvious. Put simply, theres no escaping what happened.A school that was a sanctuary is now, in many ways, a memo-rial. Are we perfect? Are we happy all the time? How can we be?Ž said Johanna Feis, the younger sister of the slain coach whose desk remains next to Mays inside a cramped football office and hasnt been issued to anyone else on the staff. Im not OK at this moment, but were pushing through, so we are OK.ŽThe Eagles obviously did not want this attention.They did not want to be asked to play a Canadian team in Georgia on Sept. 1, but now view the trip as a great opportunity. They did not want to see Feis, athletic director Chris Hixon, cross country coach Scott Beigel „ all victims on Feb. 14 „ hon-ored with the Best Coach award at the ESPYs. They did not want to turn Feis name into a moti-vational acronym, the letters in football parlance now standing for Fearless, Emotion, Inten-sity and Sacrifice.Ž They would rather see things go back to normal, whatever that was before the afternoon of Feb. 14.You represent this high school,Ž May told his team just before practice started. Every time you put that Douglas (jersey) on, make it count for something. Make it mean some-thing. When somebody faces us this year, one thing I want them to know is, you aint getting an injured Eagle. Youre not facing an injured Eagle thats just going to let you roll over them. You better bring the best you got.ŽThe reminders notwith-standing, boys were being boys Sunday night as they waited for practice. They had a team meet-ing in the bleachers to go over fundraising plans, and whooped for joy when it came time to tape a promotional video.They returned to the locker room after the meeting to wait for practice, some lying on the hard tile floor, others chilling on benches, virtually everyone on their phones. It was loud and festive. It was foot-ball season. And for a couple hours, all felt right again. FOOTBALLFrom Page B1to a positive start.Both programs will shift to afternoon start times later in the week, when teachers report back to work for the upcoming school year. Umatilla, which is also practicing in the morning, will begin practicing in the evenings when teachers go back to their classrooms and eventually have afternoon practices on Aug. 13, when students return to school.With the summer weather we have in Florida, if you practice in the afternoon you always run the chance of not getting practice in,Ž Scott said. These first practices are when we can establish the foundation and work ethic for the entire season, so its important to make sure we get these first practices in.ŽThe FHSAA mandates that players wear shorts and helmets for the first two days of practice. Beginning with the third day of prac-tice, players can suit up in shellsŽ „ helmet, shoulder pads and shorts.Contact drills are not permitted until Saturday, which is also the first time players can dress in full football gear.Armatti, who led the Bulldogs to a 4-6 record in 2017 „ a two-game improvement over his debut season in 2016 „ is hoping his third season proves to be a charm. Players who have been in his system since Armatti arrived at Tavares are stronger than they were three years ago and are now veterans and team leaders. Im really excited about this bunch,Ž Armatti said. They really care for each other and want to help their teammates succeed. (Monday) was a great start to the season for us.Ž TEAMSFrom Page B1


B4 Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comAMERICANLEAGUENATIONALLEAGUEEASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Boston7433.692„„7-3W-337-1437-19 NewYork6737.6445„5-5W-237-1530-22 TampaBay5353.5002094-6L-329-2024-33 Toronto4856.46224135-5W-127-2821-28 Baltimore3274.30241305-5W-320-3512-39 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Cleveland5747.548„„6-4W-132-2125-26 Minnesota4856.4629134-6L-329-2219-34 Detroit4562.42113185-5L-127-2718-35 Chicago3768.35220254-6L-120-3117-37 KansasCity3273.30525305-5L-215-3717-36 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Houston6740.626„„4-6L-432-2435-16 Seattle6243.5904„4-6W-134-1928-24 Oakland6146.570626-4L-326-2235-24 LosAngeles5453.5051395-5L-129-2825-25 Texas4562.42122184-6W-320-3425-28 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Philadelphia5847.552„„5-5L-334-1824-29 Atlanta5547.539114-6W-126-2329-24 Washington5253.495665-5L-223-2529-28 Miami4661.43013136-4W-226-3120-30 NewYork4459.42713135-5W-121-3323-26 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Chicago6144.581„„5-5W-133-1928-25 Milwaukee6147.5651„6-4L-133-2128-26 Pittsburgh5552.514747-3L-131-2624-26 St.Louis5352.505855-5L-126-2527-27 Cincinnati4858.45313105-5W-326-3122-27 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY LosAngeles5947.557„„6-4L-128-2431-23 Arizona5948.551„6-4W-327-2532-23 Colorado5747.54818-2W-427-2430-23 SanFrancisco5354.495663-7W-132-2221-32 SanDiego4266.38918172-8L-520-3422-32 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALL ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSLATE PhiladelphiaatBoston ClevelandatMinnesota MiamiatAtlanta ColoradoatSt.Louis TexasatArizona TorontoatOakland HoustonatSeattle MilwaukeeatL.A.Dodgers SanFranciscoatSanDiegoTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA SanFranciscoRodriguez(R)5-12.757-21-019.02.37 SanDiegoRichard(L)4:10p7-105.0510-120-214.09.64 NewYorkMatz(L)5-83.7910-101-217.16.23 WashingtonRoark(R)7:05p4-124.556-141-217.04.24 ChicagoLester(L)12-33.0617-41-114.17.53 PittsburghTaillon(R)7:05p7-83.7311-102-118.11.96 MiamiStraily(R)4-44.078-81-018.22.41 AtlantaAllard(L)7:35p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 ColoradoGray(R)8-75.1610-91-018.13.44 St.LouisFlaherty(R)8:15p4-53.186-101-115.02.40 MilwaukeeMiley(L)1-12.013-20-116.02.25 LosAngelesBuehler(R)10:10p4-33.927-41-115.04.80AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA BaltimoreRamirez(R)1-33.492-31-114.04.50 NewYorkTanaka(R)7:05p8-24.0911-51-019.22.29 LosAngelesSkaggs(L)8-62.6211-82-118.02.50 TampaBayStanek(R)7:10p1-32.436-90-14.06.75 KansasCityDuffy(L)6-94.708-142-119.23.66 ChicagoShields(R)8:10p4-124.537-151-217.24.58 ClevelandBauer(R)9-62.3813-91-018.03.00 MinnesotaGibson(R)8:10p5-73.4210-112-121.12.53 TorontoGaviglio(R)2-34.656-70-016.04.50 OaklandCahill(R)10:05p2-23.436-51-014.15.65 HoustonMorton(R)11-22.8912-81-016.05.06 SeattleLeake(R)10:10p8-64.1514-70-116.14.41INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA PhiladelphiaArrieta(R)8-63.4511-92-016.13.31 BostonPomeranz(L)7:10p1-46.914-50-213.09.00 CincinnatiBailey(R)1-76.291-120-115.26.89 DetroitBoyd(L)7:10p5-94.539-111-217.04.24 TexasColon(R)5-95.028-110-317.27.13 ArizonaGodley(R)9:40p11-64.7312-91-016.24.32 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLJuly31 1930: LouGehrigdroveineightrunswithagrandslam andtwodoubles,andtheNewYorkYankeesoutlasted theBostonRedSox14-13. 1932: ClevelandsMunicipalStadiumopenedandLefty GroveandthePhiladelphiaAsbeattheIndians1-0 before76,979fans. 1934: TheSt.LouisCardinalsdefeatedtheCincinnati Reds8-6in18inningsatCincinnatiasDizzyDeanand TonyFreitasbothwentthedistance. 1954: JoeAdcockhitfourhomerunsandadoubleto leadtheMilwaukeeBravestoa15-7victoryoverthe BrooklynDodgersatEbbetsField.Adcocks18total basessetamajorleaguerecordatthetime.Adcock homeredinthesecondinningoffDonNewcombe, doubledinthethirdandhomeredinthe“fthoffErv Palica.HeconnectedoffPeteWojeyintheseventhand offJohnnyPodresintheninth.Adcocksawonlyseven pitchesandhisdoubleofftheleft-center“eldfence justmissedgoingoutbyinches. 1961: TheAll-StarGameendedina1-1tieatFenway Parkbecauseofheavyrain. 1981: Thesecondbaseballstrikeendedafter42days. 1990: NolanRyan,43,wonhis300thgame,reachingthe milestoneinhissecondtry,astheTexasRangersbeat theMilwaukeeBrewers11-3. 2002: MikeMussinabecamethesecondpitcherin majorleaguehistorytogiveupsixdoublesinone inning,duringtheNewYorkYankees17-6lossto Texas.HallofFamerLeftyGroveallowedthatmany withBostonin1934againstWashington.SUNDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Boston3,Minnesota0 N.Y.Yankees6,KansasCity3 Baltimore11,TampaBay5 Cleveland8,Detroit1 Texas4,Houston3 Toronto7,ChicagoWhiteSox4 Seattle8,L.A.Angels5 NationalLeague Cincinnati4,Philadelphia0 Miami5,Washington0 Atlanta4,L.A.Dodgers1 N.Y.Mets1,Pittsburgh0 SanFrancisco8,Milwaukee5 Arizona5,SanDiego4 ChicagoCubs5,St.Louis2 Interleague Colorado3,Oakland2 WEDNESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague BaltimoreatN.Y.Yankees,1:05p.m. ClevelandatMinnesota,1:10p.m. TorontoatOakland,3:35p.m. HoustonatSeattle,4:10p.m. L.A.AngelsatTampaBay,7:10p.m. KansasCityatChicagoWhiteSox, 8:10p.m. NationalLeague N.Y.MetsatWashington,12:05p.m. ChicagoCubsatPittsburgh,7:05p.m. MiamiatAtlanta,7:35p.m. ColoradoatSt.Louis,8:15p.m. MilwaukeeatL.A.Dodgers,10:10p.m. Interleague CincinnatiatDetroit,1:10p.m.CALENDARToday: Lastdaytotradeaplayerwithout securingwaivers. Aug.31: Lastdaytobecontractedtoan organizationandbeeligibleforpostseasonroster. Oct.2-3: Wild-cardgames. NovemberTBA: Deadlineforteamsto makequalifyingofferstotheireligible formerplayerswhobecamefreeagents, “fthdayafterWorldSeries. NovemberTBA: Deadlineforfreeagents toacceptqualifyingoffers,15thday afterWorldSeries. Nov.6-8: Generalmanagersmeetings, Carlsbad,Calif. Nov.8-15: All-StartourofJapan. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos8734384118.344 AltuveHou10440764134.329 JMartinezBos10038476125.326 SeguraSea9840169127.317 MMachadoBal9636548115.315 TroutLAA10736480113.310 RosarioMin10341969128.305 SimmonsLAA9636252110.304 BrantleyCle9337759114.302 BenintendiBos10038373115.300 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. YelichMil9235970115.320 MarkakisAtl10240059128.320 GennettCin10238664123.319 DickersonPit9134650110.318 FFreemanAtl10239663124.313 RealmutoMia783095296.311 AlmoraChC983105096.310 ArenadoCol9837269114.306 KempLAD10233049100.303 WinkerCin892813884.299 ThroughJuly29LEADERSAMERICANLEAGUE BATTING: Betts,Boston,.344;Altuve,Houston,.329; Martinez,Boston,.326;Segura,Seattle,.317;Machado, LosAngeles,.315;Trout,LosAngeles,.310;Rosario, Minnesota,.305;Simmons,LosAngeles,.304;Brantley, Cleveland,.302;Benintendi,Boston,.300. RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,90;Betts,Boston,84;Trout, LosAngeles,80;Martinez,Boston,76;Ramirez,Cleveland,75;Benintendi,Boston,73;Springer,Houston,72; Bregman,Houston,71;Judge,NewYork,70;2tiedat69. RBI: Martinez,Boston,89;KDavis,Oakland,80;Ramirez, Cleveland,74;Encarnacion,Cleveland,73;Bregman,Houston,71;Haniger,Seattle,68;Lindor,Cleveland,67;Lowrie, Oakland,66;Machado,LosAngeles,65;4tiedat64. HITS: Altuve,Houston,134;Rosario,Minnesota,128; Segura,Seattle,127;Martinez,Boston,125;Lindor, Cleveland,123;Castellanos,Detroit,120;Betts,Boston, 118;Merri“eld,KansasCity,118;Jones,Baltimore,117; Gordon,Seattle,116. DOUBLES: Escobar,Arizona,37;Lindor,Cleveland,34; Bregman,Houston,33;Castellanos,Detroit,31;Merri“eld,KansasCity,31;Andujar,NewYork,30;Bogaerts, Boston,30;Abreu,Chicago,29;Jones,Baltimore,28; Smoak,Toronto,28. TRIPLES: Sanchez,Chicago,9;Smith,TampaBay,7; Benintendi,Boston,6;Hernandez,Toronto,6;Chapman, Oakland,5;Moncada,Chicago,5;Profar,Texas,5;7tied at4. HOMERUNS: Martinez,Boston,32;Ramirez,Cleveland, 30;Trout,LosAngeles,29;KDavis,Oakland,28;Lindor, Cleveland,27;Gallo,Texas,26;Judge,NewYork,26; Betts,Boston,25;Cruz,Seattle,25;3tiedat24. STOLENBASES: Gordon,Seattle,25;Ramirez,Cleveland, 23;Merri“eld,KansasCity,22;Anderson,Chicago,21; Betts,Boston,20;Trout,LosAngeles,20;Benintendi, Boston,18;DeShields,Texas,18;Smith,TampaBay,18; RDavis,Cleveland,16. PITCHING: Severino,NewYork,14-4;Kluber,Cleveland, 13-6;Porcello,Boston,13-4;Carrasco,Cleveland,12-5; Gonzales,Seattle,12-5;Snell,TampaBay,12-5;5tiedat 11. ERA: Sale,Boston,2.04;Verlander,Houston,2.24;Snell, TampaBay,2.27;Bauer,Cleveland,2.32;Cole,Houston, 2.54;Skaggs,LosAngeles,2.62;Kluber,Cleveland,2.79; Morton,Houston,2.89;Severino,NewYork,2.94;Gonzales,Seattle,3.37. STRIKEOUTS: Sale,Boston,207;Bauer,Cleveland,192; Verlander,Houston,190;Cole,Houston,186;Severino, NewYork,157;Paxton,Seattle,155;Morton,Houston, 151;Berrios,Minnesota,142;Kluber,Cleveland,139; Snell,TampaBay,134. NATIONALLEAGUE BATTING: Yelich,Milwaukee,.320;Markakis,Atlanta, .320;Gennett,Cincinnati,.319;Dickerson,Pittsburgh, .318;Freeman,Atlanta,.313;Realmuto,Miami,.311; Almora,Chicago,.310;Arenado,Colorado,.306;Kemp, LosAngeles,.303;Winker,Cincinnati,.299. RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,78;Albies,Atlanta,76; Yelich,Milwaukee,70;Arenado,Colorado,69;Carpenter,St.Louis,67;Goldschmidt,Arizona,67;Pham,St. Louis,67;Hernandez,Philadelphia,66;Baez,Chicago, 65;Gennett,Cincinnati,64. RBI: Suarez,Cincinnati,80;Baez,Chicago,79;Arenado, Colorado,75;Aguilar,Milwaukee,73;Hoskins,Philadelphia,70;Rizzo,Chicago,69;Story,Colorado,68; Gennett,Cincinnati,67;Freeman,Atlanta,66;Markakis, Atlanta,65. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta,128;Freeman,Atlanta,124; Gennett,Cincinnati,123;Castro,Miami,119;Albies, Atlanta,118;Peraza,Cincinnati,118;Anderson,Miami, 117;Blackmon,Colorado,116;Yelich,Milwaukee,115;2 tiedat114. DOUBLES: Markakis,Atlanta,32;Carpenter,St.Louis, 31;Albies,Atlanta,30;Story,Colorado,28;Baez,Chicago,27;Freeman,Atlanta,27;Mercer,Pittsburgh,25; Rendon,Washington,25;CTaylor,LosAngeles,25;5 tiedat24. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,9;CTaylor,LosAngeles,8; Baez,Chicago,6;Dickerson,Pittsburgh,6;Nimmo,New York,6;Rosario,NewYork,6;6tiedat5. HOMERUNS: Arenado,Colorado,27;Aguilar,Milwaukee,25;Carpenter,St.Louis,25;Harper,Washington, 25;Muncy,LosAngeles,24;Suarez,Cincinnati,24; Goldschmidt,Arizona,23;Baez,Chicago,21;Hoskins, Philadelphia,21;4tiedat20. STOLENBASES: SMarte,Pittsburgh,25;MTaylor,Washington,24;Turner,Washington,24;Inciarte,Atlanta, 23;Hamilton,Cincinnati,22;Baez,Chicago,19;Cain, Milwaukee,19;Peraza,Cincinnati,17;Dyson,Arizona, 16;3tiedat14. PITCHING: Scherzer,Washington,14-5;Greinke,Arizona, 12-5;Lester,Chicago,12-3;Nola,Philadelphia,12-3; Godley,Arizona,11-6;Mikolas,St.Louis,11-3;Chacin, Milwaukee,10-3;Newcomb,Atlanta,10-5;4tiedat9. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.82;Scherzer,Washington, 2.30;Nola,Philadelphia,2.42;Mikolas,St.Louis,2.83; Greinke,Arizona,2.96;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,3.05; Lester,Chicago,3.06;Freeland,Colorado,3.13;Newcomb,Atlanta,3.23;Corbin,Arizona,3.26. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,200;Corbin, Arizona,166;deGrom,NewYork,164;Greinke,Arizona, 143;Nola,Philadelphia,136;Pivetta,Philadelphia,134; Foltynewicz,Atlanta,133;Gray,Colorado,131;Velasquez,Philadelphia,122;2tiedat120. PadresPractice SanDiegoPadrescoachArturoNietoth rowsinb attingpracticebeforethebaseballgameagainsttheSan FranciscoGiantsonMondayinSanDiego.[ORLANDORAMIREZ/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]


DEAR ABBY: I am a child care provider working with infants. Two of us work in the nursery and share responsibilities. One baby has become extremely attached to me, to the point that I can't take a break or go to lunch without him screaming until I return. I feel guilty taking lunch breaks or even a vacation because I know that whoever substitutes for me will have to deal with the crying. Other teachers have tried to bond with him to make it easier on everyone, but it doesn't work. It has reached the point that I'm exhausted at the end of the day from the stress of having to be near him all day. Any suggestions? -MOTHERING IN MISSOURI DEAR MOTHERING: Yes. You are a caring person who is doing more than your share of trying to make the baby feel secure, so stop feeling guilty. I consulted Faisal Chawla, M.D., a pediatrician in Los Angeles, who explained that separation anxiety normally occurs at around 6 to 9 months, so age may be a factor. The baby may be experiencing separation anxiety from you as others might get it when a parent drops them off at day care. It should not cause you distress since this is expected behavior. Dr. Chawla kindly offered suggestions for coping with separation anxiety: Establish a goodbye ritual/routine that's consistent and quick. Comfort the infant and let him/her know you will be back after your break (just as parents would tell their little one they will be back after work). Some parents do a peeka-boo ritual, which can reduce crying goodbyes to ones with much less drama. Leave after you say your goodbye and DON'T come back repeatedly. Coming back is positive reinforcement for the crying ("If I cry harder, they will come back!").DEAR ABBY: My husband had an annoying habit of staring at me. After dinner, if I went into the kitchen while he was still at the dinner table, he would turn his chair around to stare at me. When he walked into a room I was in, he would stop and stare at me. When I nally got sick of it and told him to cut it out, his response was, "Can't you stand scrutiny?" I said it has nothing to do with scrutiny. It's a form of trying to control me, or even mental abuse. He has stopped it for the most part. But he reverts back every once in a while. I still have to mention it at times. What do you think of this? What do you think it means? -ANNOYED IN THE EAST DEAR ANNOYED: Unless you have left something out of your letter, I don't consider what he was doing to be emotional abuse. Until you spoke up, he may not have realized he was making you uncomfortable. What I think it means is that your husband thinks you are the most beautiful woman in the world, and he's the luckiest man on the planet. Now he knows it makes you uncomfortable, he's making an effort to stop, but old habits are hard to break and he occasionally backslides. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018:This year your imagination and creativity seem to have no limits. You can go on and on while allowing your mind to just drift from one subject to another. Work on being more realistic. If you are single, you could attract a very intelligent person who helps you open up even more. Be careful not to put this person on a pedestal, as he or she is likely to fall off. If you are attached, the two of you will take a mutual dream and make the adjustments necessary to make it a reality. You might need to wait a year or so to see this project through. PISCES often inspires you.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You admire self-discipline and, for the most part, you exhibit that same trait. Today is a different story. Your mind oats to topics you might choose not to discuss. In your head, you could be criticizing your responses too harshly. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Somewhere in your mind lies a special desire to contact a friend who lives far away. Clearly, the feeling is mutual. You even might decide to meet each other halfway. Your visit together will be long remembered by both of you. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You can spare only so much time to indulge anyone in a conversation. The art of saying no becomes more and more present in your professional life. A close loved one might not be happy with your new ability to distance yourself. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Give up being as emotional as you are. On the other hand, make it OK to fall into a reverie. Your mind keeps drifting to a certain person or place. What are you going to do? A bright and creative pal might have some intriguing suggestions. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) As strong a sign as you may be, a new passion seems to be able to dominate your mind, heart and/or time. Your focus remains intense; others miss you. A card or gift from someone feeling somewhat dejected needs to be embraced. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Others come toward you. Before you can make a recommendation or follow through on your ideas for a perfect date night, someone else steps forward with his or her suggestions. Many people are delighted by what they hear. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You are gracious and willing to do what is needed. Do not cut off a conversation or let someone feel insecure when interacting with him or her. Honor your needs, but be smart and do not forget a loved ones needs, either. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Others have a lot on their minds, and they might refuse to pull back in order to see the big picture. You are likely to nd that dealing with their expansive moods and desires could be difcult for you. Incorporate more one-on-one time into your day. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You might be inordinately grumpy or tense right now. If you slow down a bit and take a deep breath, you will feel much better. You need to detach from a problematic situation before you can make any valid decisions. Ask questions, if need be. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You might be shy at times, but you are not hesitant. You need to stay clear, detached and upbeat when making a decision. Be open to others suggestions. Someone could surprise you with a concept that otherwise would never have entered your mind. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) If you feel unsure about your nancial situation, understand that it might be occurring in order to alert you to be more conscientious with your funds. Sometimes you are whimsical and unpredictable. Indulge your need to take risks in a different way. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You have entered a period in which all eyes turn to you. You can handle some adoration, compliments and being fussed over. However, learning to be the center of several peoples universe can be exhausting! Take a break here and there. Baby in day care plays favorites among the staff | Tuesday, July 31, 2018 B5 TODAY IS TUESDAY, JULY 31, the 212th day of 2018. There are 153 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On July 31, 1991, President George H.W. Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in Moscow. ON THIS DATE: In 1948 President Harry S. Truman helped dedicate New York International Airport (later John F. Kennedy International Airport) at Idlewild Field. In 1954 Pakistan's K2 was conquered as two members of an Italian expedition, Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli, reached the summit. In 1957 the Distant Early Warning Line, a system of radar stations designed to detect Soviet bombers approaching North America, went into operation. In 1964 the American space probe Ranger 7 reached the moon, transmitting pictures back to Earth before impacting the lunar surface. In 1971 Apollo 15 crew members David Scott and James Irwin became the rst astronauts to use a lunar rover on the surface of the moon. In 1972 Democratic vice-presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton withdrew from the ticket with George McGovern following disclosures that Eagleton had once undergone psychiatric treatment. In 1992 the former Soviet republic of Georgia was admitted to the United Nations as its 179th member.



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