SPORTS | C1ARCHER AMONG BIG DEALS AT DEADLINE SPORTS C4LEESBURG GIRL PLAYS FOOTBALL TO HONOR HER DADÂS MEMORY DINE | B1CLERMONTÂS 801 CITY GRILLE KNOWN FOR SLOW-ROASTED PRIME RIB @dailycommercial Facebook.com/daily.commercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Wednesday, August 1, 2018 75 Â¢ Opinion .......................A7 Weather ......................A8 Dine .............................B1 Sports .........................C1 Diversions ...................C7 Comics ........................C6 VOLUME 142, ISSUE 213 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Jim SaundersNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE Â„ With both candidates receiving solid support from their political bases, Gov. Rick Scott has opened a small lead over Democratic incum-bent Bill Nelson in their high-stakes battle for a U.S. Senate seat, a new poll shows.Scott leads Nelson 47 percent to 44 percent, with 9 percent of voters still undecided heading toward the Nov. 6 general election, according to the poll released Tues-day by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy.The race, which could help determine control of the U.S. Senate, has been tight for the past year, Scott leads Nelson in new pollBy Martin CrutsingerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON Â„ The Trump administration is studying the idea of implementing a big tax break for wealthy Americans by reducing the taxes levied on capital gains, but no decision has been made yet on whether to proceed.Administration officials said Tuesday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin prefers deferring to Congress. But he does have his department studying the economic impact of such a change and the legality of proceeding without congressional approval.The change would involve taxing capital gains Â„ profits on investments such as stocks or real estate Â„ after taking into account inflation, which would lower the tax bite. Cap-ital gains taxes are currently determined by subtracting the original price of an asset from the price at which it was sold and taxing the dif-ference without adjusting for inflation.For example, a stock pur-chased in 1990 for $100,000 and sold today for $300,000 Tax break on capital gains eyed By Barbara Ortutay and Mary Clare JalonickThe Associated PressNEW YORK Â„ Facebook elevated concerns about elec-tion interference Tuesday, announcing that it had uncov-ered ÂsophisticatedÂŽ efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to manipulate U.S. politics and by extension the upcoming midterm elections.The company was careful to hedge its announcement; it didnÂt link the effort directly to Russia or to the midterms, now less than a hundred days away. And its findings were limited to 32 apparently fake accounts on Facebook and Instagram, which the company removed because they were involved in ÂcoordinatedÂŽ and ÂinauthenticÂŽ political behavior.Facebook nds e orts to disrupt electionsSee POLL, A6By Zac Anderson and George BennettGatehouse MediaTAMPA Â„ President Donald Trump touted Ron DeSantisÂ bid for governor and Gov. Rick ScottÂs campaign to unseat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson during an hourlong appearance before a raucous, overflow crowd, bringing some of the energy of 2016 to the 2018 midterm election.Speaking at the Florida State Fairgrounds to a crowd of around 10,000, Trump fired up his supports by going after familiar adversaries, from foreign trading part-ners to Democrats and illegal immigrants.ÂAmerica now is winning again!ÂŽ Trump proclaimed.The crowd filled the fairgroundsÂ Expo Hall to capacity and many people were directed into an overflow room, demonstrating TrumpÂs enduring appeal to the GOP base and the central role he continues to play in politics at all levels.Hillary Clinton and Âfake newsÂŽ were still the enemy, Trump stumps in TampaPresident Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall on Tuesday in Tampa. [AP PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI] See TRUMP, A6President makes pitch for DeSantis, ScottSee TAX BREAK, A6 See FACEBOOK, A5
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All Daily Commercial print subscrip-tions include unlimited digital access.TO OUR HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBERS By Alan FramThe Associated PressWASHINGTON Â„ A Department of Health and Human Services official told senators Tuesday that his agency had warned the Trump administration that separating families would be dangerous for children. But some of the governmentÂs top immigration officials used a Senate hearing to largely defend how the policy has been implemented, with one comparing family detention centers to Âa summer camp.ÂŽOne official told the Senate Judiciary Committee that while the Trump administration was developing its immigration policies, Health and Human Services officials said they were worried Âabout any policy which would result in family separation due to concerns we had about the best interests of the child.ÂŽ Commander Jonathan D. White of the U.S. Public Health Ser-vice Commissioned Corps, a branch of HHS, said they were also uncertain their department had enough resources to handle large numbers of detained immigrants.ÂThereÂs no question that separation of children from parents entails significant potential for traumatic psy-chological injury to the child,ÂŽ White said.Asked by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., what response HHS officials got from administration policymakers, White said, ÂThe answer was there was no policy which would result in separation of children from family units.ÂŽ White is a career official at HHS who has served in three administrations.WhiteÂs remarks came as the Judiciary committee ques-tioned officials about what has become an election-year lia-bility for the Republicans and the White House Â„ President Donald TrumpÂs separa-tion of migrant children from detained families. Trump dropped the policy more than a month ago under fire from Democrats and Republicans alike. But of more than 2,500 children who were initially separated from parents and guardians, hundreds remain in federal custody including more than 400 whose parents left the U.S. without them.Lawmakers and journalists who have visited some detention facilities around the country and migrants themselves have reported poor conditions. The top members of the Judiciary committee Â„ Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Â„ have asked inspec-tors general of two federal agencies to investigate reports by news organizations that immigrants at some centers have suffered alleged sexual and other forms of abuse.Matthew Albence, an executive associate director at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told the lawmakers that Âthe best way to describeÂŽ conditions at family detention centers was Âlike a summer camp.ÂŽ He said the facilities undergo rigorous inspections and offer basketball and other forms of recreation, food and water around the clock and medical and dental care.O cial: Agency warned separation bad for kidsFederal Health Coordinating OfÂ“ cial for the 2018 UAC ReuniÂ“ cation Effort Cmdr. Jonathan White testiÂ“ es Tuesday as the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Trump administrationÂs policies on immigration enforcement and family reuniÂ“ cation efforts, on Capitol Hill in Washington. [J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] DATELINESSYRACUSE, N.Y.LIMA, PERUIn this photo provided by the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, twin red pandas huddle with each other at the zoo Tuesday in Syracuse, N.Y. Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney announced Tuesday that the male cubs were born June 21 at the zoo. Zookeepers have named them Loofah and Doofah after characters in ÂThe Land Before TimeÂŽ animated dinosaur Â“ lm series. [ROSAMOND GIFFORD ZOO VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] In this photo provided by the government news agency Andina, passengers observe two trains after they collided Tuesday in Cuzco, Peru. The collision happened when trains from two of the largest Machu Picchu transport operators collided several miles from the old Inca citadel. Images posted on social media showed a train from Inca Rail and another from PeruRail pressed up against each other on a rail track. [ANDINA NEWS AGENCY VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] ABERDEEN, S.D.TransCanada ordered to inspect part of pipelineTransCanada Corp. is digging up a portion of the Keystone oil pipeline in South Dakota after an inspection identified potential issues with the pipelineÂs coating.The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is ordering the energy company to further inspect the route north of Britton, said Brian Walsh, spokesman for the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources. He told Aberdeen American News that there arenÂt any reported leaks.TransCanada spokesman Matthew John said crews are conducting Âstandard moni-toring and inspectionsÂŽ of the pipeline, which carries crude oil more than 2,600 miles from Alberta, Canada, to Oklahoma and Illinois.VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.Unarmed US missile test Â” ight terminated due to anomalyAn unarmed U.S. Air Force Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was intention-ally destroyed in flight when an anomaly occurred during a test launch from California.An Air Force Global Strike Command statement says the flight was safely terminated over the Pacific Ocean at 4:42 a.m. Tuesday.The Minuteman systemÂs accuracy and reliability is routinely tested with launches from Vandenberg that send a missileÂs re-entry vehicle on a 4,200-mile flight to a target in the Kwajalein Atoll of the Marshall Islands.MOSCOWIS claims Tajikistan attack that killed 4 foreign cyclistsThe Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a car-and-knife attack on Western tourists cycling in Tajikistan that killed two Americans and two Europeans.Officials in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation didnÂt publicly address the IS claim and instead blamed the Sunday attack on a banned local Islamist group. The young men featured in an IS-linked video resembled the individuals that Tajik authorities identified as attack suspects who were later killed by police.The Islamic State group said in a statement late Monday that several of its soldiers attacked the Âcitizens of the Crusader coalition.ÂŽ The Associated Press IN BRIEF
DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 1, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 firstname.lastname@example.orgNEWS BRIEFS INVERNESSWoman dies while scalloping in Gulf of MexicoAuthorities say a woman died while scalloping in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast.A Citrus County SheriffÂs Office news release says 66-year-old Ronda Mullin had been in the water for about 30 minutes Sunday morning when her family found her face down and unresponsive.Officials say the family had boated from Bay Port to hunt for the wild salt-water clams. The womanÂs son performed CPR until the U.S. Coast Guard and state wildlife officers responded. The woman was later declared dead.CLEARWATERSheriff: ÂStand your groundÂ case being investigatedA Florida sheriff says the case of a white man who shot an unarmed black man during a parking lot dispute is still under inves-tigation and will be sent to the state attorney.Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri acknowledged during a Tuesday news conference that the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton has grabbed national attention and intensified the debate about FloridaÂs Âstand your groundÂŽ law.Gualtieri defended his decision not to arrest Michael Drejka, who shot McGlockton in an argument over a parking spot July 19. Drejka said he was defending himself against McGlockton and said he was in fear for his life.Under the Âstand your groundÂŽ law, people can use deadly force if they believe they are in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm and have no obligation to retreat.FORT MYERSReport: OfÂ“ cer was killed with his own gunInvestigators say a sus-pect in a cellphone theft fatally shot a Florida police officer with the officerÂs gun. The News-Press of Fort Myers reports that court documents filed Monday say 29-year-old Wisner Desmaret was fleeing offi-cer Adam Jobbers-Miller after stealing a cellphone July 21 when he appeared to surrender. Investigators say that video from the officerÂs body camera shows Desmaret then lunged at Jobbers-Miller, knocking him onto his back. They say Desmaret then pulled the officerÂs gun from his belt and shot him. He then taunted other officers and fled before being shot. The 29-year-old officer died Saturday. Desmaret is charged with first-degree murder and could face the death penalty.TALLAHASSEEHomeless man gets job after shave from ofÂ“ cerA Florida homeless man got hired after he was videotaped getting a shave from a police officer before his job interview.The Tallahassee police tweeted McDonaldÂs hired the man they have identi-fied only as Phil and he started work on Friday.Video of Tallahassee Officer Tony Carlson shaving PhilÂs unkempt beard went viral last week.Phil had told Carlson he was applying for a job at a nearby McDonaldÂs, but needed help shaving off his beard. A passerby recorded the men using an electric razor to remove it in a conve-nience store parking lot.By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@ dailycommercial.comTAVARES Â„ Circuit Judge Mark Nacke hung up his robe Tuesday after more than 12 years on the bench and 36 years as a lawyer.At 66, the quiet and eventempered jurist could have kept his job until he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70.Asked what he is going to do now, he said, ÂI donÂt know.ÂŽHe could become a senior judge, one of the many retired circuit judges that hear some cases. He said he has no plans to go into private practice.Nacke was an assistant public defender from about 1990 to 2006 when he was appointed circuit judge.He refused to discuss past cases Tuesday, but the nature of his criminal cases sometimes thrust him into the headlines.In 1997 he was the defense attorney for Joseph Rolle Jr., who was on trial for raping Veteran Judge Nacke retiresAt close of colorful legal career, jurist says ÂI donÂt knowÂ whatÂs nextMount Dora City Attorney Cliff Shepard hands a tablet to Judge Mark Nacke in Courtroom 4B of the Lake County Courthouse in Tavares. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] By Jim Turner News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE Â… With FloridaÂs back-to-school sales tax ÂholidayÂŽ starting Friday, some retailers may face an enthusiasm dip as laptops and other electronics are not on the discount menu.But as giant retailers such as Walmart and Target offer their own wide-ranging dis-counts, state economists and industry lobbyists donÂt fore-see much difference from past years as parents and other shoppers are still expected to rush out for a weekend of sav-ings on clothes, footwear and school supplies.ÂWithout technology, I think some of those retailers may not push it as hard. But we still expect it to be popular,ÂŽ said James Miller of the Florida Retail Federation. ÂItÂs always one of the biggest things we hear about from our members and from the consumers.ÂŽThe three-day tax holiday, which will run from Friday through Sunday, will allow shoppers to avoid paying state and local sales taxes on most clothes and footwear costing $60 or less and school supplies that cost $15 or less.However, this will be the second time in six years that electronics are not in the offering. Early proposals this year in the Legislature would have offered a 10-day holiday, as requested by Gov. Rick Scott, with taxes lifted on the first $1,000 of the cost of per-sonal computers and related accessories.But as lawmakers shifted budget priorities after the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a broad package (HB 7087) of tax and fee reductions was scaled down from a high of $618 million to a final amount of $171 million. And a proposal to extend the tax discount to computers was cut.An estimate from state economists doesnÂt indicate the exclusion of computers from the tax holiday will alter the plans of families getting ready for the August start of the school year.The holiday this year is projected to save shoppers $32.7 million, reducing state revenue by $26 million and local-government revenue by $6.7 million.In 2017, when laptops were on the discount list, the overall savings stood at $33.4 million.Miller said retailers will push for electronics to be included in any back-toschool discount p eriod considered during the 2019 legislative session. Back-to-school tax ÂholidayÂ begins FridayKody Verardo, left, and Tomya Dunn, center, each with a child entering kindergarten this fall, make their way through the school supplies aisles at Walmart. [AP FILE] Three-day period for back-to-school savings excludes electronicsBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@ dailycommercial.comTAVARES Â… Cecil Garrett III, the veteran Clermont police officer who pleaded no contest in January to five counts of per-jury for false statements he made in police reports, is asking the court to set aside his plea and overturn his conviction. Investigators claimed Gar-rett stopped some people for traffic violations without rea-sonable suspicion or probable cause. The proof, they said, was that in a few cases he failed to query law enforce-ment databases as he claimed in the citations.Garrett says he did check to see if people were in violation, and that the state failed to provide records he requested that would have exonerated him.ÂDefendant Garrett would not have pled guilty to the charges had he been able to obtain the records from the State of Florida prior to his being forced to plead guilty,ÂŽ his motion for post-convic-tion relief states.The motion also claims he had incompetent counsel because his lawyer failed to get the records that clear him.The stateÂs five-month investigation revealed that, starting in 2011, Garrett wrote 144 citations for driving with a suspended or revoked license or no valid driverÂs license. Of Ex-police o cer seeks to overturn convictionOne-time Clermont cop ghts 5 counts of perjury in tra c casesGarrett By Linda CharltonCorrespondentCLERMONT Â„ Three days in a row with heavy rainstorms have left a mark on Clermont's Victory Pointe event venue.Formerly called Triathlon Beach, the area is designed with the triathletes in mind, and is located at the north edge the city's just-opened Victory Pointe, right by Lake Minneola. The biggest part of Victory Pointe is an elabo-rate stormwater treatment system with interconnected ponds, decks, boardwalks, and aquatic vegetation. The stream connecting the storm-water system goes right by and through the event venue and, ironically, it is stormwa-ter that is causing problems.The South Lake Trail runs across the north side of the venue, right by Lake Minneola. During rainstorms on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, runoff from the trail eroded the newly laid beach sand and turf, and in at least one spot has damaged the trail itself.The sand for the beach was delivered early last week. Workers were putting the Heavy rains scar Victory Pointe event venueA number of deep ruts cut through the newly laid sand at ClermontÂs Victory Pointe event venue. Heavy rains have caused the sand to run off into the lake. [LINDA CHARLTON / CORRESPONDENT] See JUDGE, A4 See TAX, A4See OFFICER, A4 See RAINS, A4
A4 Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com Funeral ServicesHoyte Whitley Hoyte Whitley of Eustis, FL passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones on July 27, 2018. He was 90 years old. He was born in Turnersville, Texas and lived in Orange, Texas for many years before moving to Florida. He served in the Navy during WWII and retired from Dupont. His hobbies included Â“shing, gardening, cooking and spending time with his family. Hoyte was also a member of the Cassia Community Club. He is survived by his loving wife Martha, two sons Steve and Sam Whitley, stepchildren Russel Trapp, and Cathy Trapp and sister Patty June Courtney. He was pre deceased by stepson Jim Trapp. Hoyte also had numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Sunday August 12, 2018 from 1pm-4pm at Cassia Community Club located at 29245 FL-44, Eustis, FL 32736. In lieu of Â”owers the family asks that donations be made to the Cassia Community Club for the Jim Trapp Memorial Scholarship. Barbara D. Wingrove 81, passed away peacefully July 25, 2018 at Palm Gardens of Pinellas in Largo, Fl. She is survived by her brother, Gary Dodd of Middletown, NY; daughters, Tess Deshler (Marion Hudgens) of Jacksonville, FL, Shari Wilkins (Russell) of Palmyra, VA and Melisa Deshler (John Law) of Clearwater, FL; three step-children, Doug, Charles and Bonnie; four grandchildren, Jason Grabowski (Lisa), Heather Grabowski, Joshua Carter (Cara) and Ashley Snyder; brotherin-law, Jack Deshler (Pat); 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by mother, Dorothy F. Dodd, father Stanley R. Dodd, step-mother Jean Dodd, husband Fred Deshler, husband Donald Wingrove, step-son Fred Deshler, step-daughter Beth Vorhees, sister Shirley Flynn (Bill), brothers Stanley and Robert Dodd, greatgrandson Jayden Traganos and brother-in-law James Deshler (Venetta). In lieu of Â”owers, memorial contributions can be made to your local Humane Society in Honor of Barbara Wingrove. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 4 at 4:00 pm with a gathering of family and friends from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in the Chapel of Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg. Online condolences may be left at www. beyersfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL. Barbara D. Wingrove Robert Howard Woodard Robert Howard Woodard, 80, of Bushnell, Florida, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 29, 2018. Robert, lovingly referred to as, Dad, Bob, Uncle Bob or B-Bob, was survived by his son, Randal Howard Woodard (Kim) of Silver City, New Mexico; son, Stephen Dean Woodard (Linda) of Morenci, Arizona; daughter-inlaw, Patty Jo Woodard, of Lordsburg, New Mexico; grandchildren: Linzy Faith Woodard, Samuel Walker Woodard, Cody Rogers Woodard, and Malorie Danielle Aralica; brother: Jesse Eugene Woodard, Bushnell; sisters: Alice Woodard Lovett, Bushnell, Audrey Woodard Baker, Bushnell, Mary Woodard Rogers, Brooksville, and numerous nieces, nephews, great and great great. Bob was preceded in death by his son, Robert Leon Woodard, his twin sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Simon, and his parents, Paul Monroe and Elsie Dott Woodard. He was a retired Sgt. of the U.S. Army, with three tours in Vietnam as a Front Line Medic. He was a recipient of the Correctional OfÂ“cer of the Year for the State of Florida, and the recipient of the Medal of Valor for the City of Ocala. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wahoo. Bob was known for his napkin art which can be seen in restaurants all over central Florida and in the hands and hearts of many nurses and doctors, individuals in the eating establishments he frequented, staff and patrons as well. He was loved by all who know him. A time of visitation will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Purcell Chapel. A service will be held on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Bushnell with Pastor Ronny Hunt ofÂ“ciating. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, Florida. Funeral Services that number, 73 resulted in physical arrests. Within the 73 cases, he indicated 42 times that he either knew the drivers were in violation or that he made an official inquiry by radio or computer database.Investigators concluded that 11 reports contained false information.In five cases, he claimed to have made the stops after observing the vehi-cles. However, Ârecords indicate they were queried from 23 minutes to one hour and 25 minutes before the traffic stop.ÂŽÂThat reflects directly to the integrity of the judicial system and the criminal justice system. ThatÂs why we feel itÂs something that has to be addressed and prosecuted,ÂŽ said Assistant State Attorney Walter Forgie at the time.Prosecutors threw out 10 cases, fearing they were tainted.GarrettÂs motion for post-conviction relief includes newly obtained records he says prove he was following the law.Perjury carries a punishment of up to five years in prison. Circuit Judge Mark Nacke withheld judgment. Garrett surrendered his state certification to be a law enforcement officer and paid $800 in fines and costs.He was fired in 2011 for filing false drug charges against a driver but was rehired in arbitration when a hearing officer decided he had done nothing wrong. Garrett said he and other officers were the victims of retali-ation after they spoke to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement about possible wrongdoing by a former police chief. Gar-rett mentioned that case in his motion as ÂcontextÂŽ for the later investigation.Garrett, a patrol officer and a member of the departmentÂs honor team, was hired by the CPD on December 12, 2005. OFFICERFrom Page A3Lawmakers vote annually on the holiday, which has almost come to be an antic-ipated shopping period.The state has offered the school tax holiday 16 times since 1998. The discount period went away a decade ago during the recession. Since being revived in 2010, it has been held annually. Other than in 2015, when the discount period was extended to 10 days, the holiday has lasted for three days. TAXFrom Page A3 and murdering ÂJane Doe,ÂŽ an unidentified woman, in Seminole State Forest.DNA was a new concept for jurors then. In fact, it was the first time a genetic computer data base had fingered a suspect. Rolle, who was a convicted rapist, was one of only 10,000 felons with a sample in the system.Not only did Nacke have to contend with that shiny new object, but prosecutors also brought in a famous bite-mark expert whose testimony had helped put serial killer Ted Bundy in the electric chair.Nacke somehow got the jury to find Rolle not guilty of first-degree murder. They did, however, find him guilty of rape. Because of his record, he was sentenced to life in prison.Keeping a defendant off death row, especially for a public defender, is still seen as a victory.Recently, Nacke has presided over veteranÂs court, a program widely praised by prosecutors and defense attorneys alike. Veterans, who are sometimes saddled with post-traumatic stress dis-order and other issues, are given a second chance in nonviolent cases by work-ing through a ÂplanÂŽ and probation.This year he also pre-sided over the first-degree murder case of ÂWild BillÂŽ Roberts, who was charged last year with killing his girlfriend and riding around with her body in the trunk of his car for four days.For weeks, Roberts insisted he would repre-sent himself.ÂWhatÂs that attorney going to do for me, get me a death sentence? I can do that on my own,ÂŽ Roberts said.He railed at pretrial wit-nesses. ÂYour honor, heÂs sitting there lying to your face.ÂŽNacke was forced to reject RobertsÂ do-ityourself motions, saying they were improperly filed, sent to the wrong agency or were insufficient.During the entire ordeal, Nacke patiently urged Roberts to allow the court to appoint an attor-ney. Finally, he relented.In one of his last appearances representing himself, Roberts told Nacke, ÂI hate it that youÂre retiring. I trust you.ÂŽFor Nacke, tough decisions have been made simple, thanks to one principle.ÂFollow the law,ÂŽ he said. JUDGEFrom Page A3finishing touches on some of the concrete portions of the event venue last Thursday, one day before the Victory Point grand opening. And there are multiple reports of city crews laying sod at Victory Pointe until 1 hours before the Friday morning ceremony.So the three days of brief but intense rainstorms that folks in downtown Clermont experienced represent the first time that runoff problems from the trail/ event venue area might appear. The question remaining is how does the city fix the problem?As City Manager Darren Gray points out, as part of the contract to build Victory Pointe, the construction company is required to have an expert on call who will come to the site anytime there is an excess of a quarter inch of rainfall and, if neces-sary, make changes to the plans in accordance with best industry practice. What those changes will be remains to be seen.ÂWe donÂt want any harm to the environment,ÂŽ Gray said. ÂIf thereÂs a problem, we will fix it. We have the professionals down there. We have the engineers down there. When some-thing like this happens, we want to make sure to fix it.ÂŽLong term, one thing that will improve the erosion situation are the 1,590 plants that are slated to be installed in part of the new beach-sand area. It is a vegetation restoration of part of the shoreline, and it is part of the Victory Pointe permit from St. Johns River Water Management District, according to Gray. The rest of the beach area is for the benefit of the athletes who may be competing at the venue. RAINSFrom Page A3By Frank Stanfield frankstanfield@ dailycommercial.comEUSTIS Â„ ItÂs not a good idea to wreck your car and report it stolen if the police are listening in on the phone conversation.Nor is it a good idea to commit felony battery on your girlfriend (prior con-victions), taking her phone to keep her from calling police, leading officers on a car chase and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.Nothing was working out for Antonio M. Vasser, 42, of Eustis, earlyTuesday, shortly aftermidnight, according to police.Eustis officers received the domestic battery call from the 1200 block of Hazzard Avenue at12:01 a.m.A woman said Vasser came into her bedroom, began saying rude things, pushed her up against a wall and grabbed her phone. She yelled for her son to call police.Vasser took off in his blue Lexus.Police spotted the car on Orange Avenue and the Lexus went into overdrive. The officer lost contact momentarily on Abrams Road when the car crested a hill. When the officer caught up, he saw that the car had crashed into a fence and the driver was gone.While police were talk-ing to the woman, her sonÂs phone rang. It was Vasser.ÂI just crashed my car. IÂm leaking everywhere. The cops are looking for me. IÂm going to report my car stolen.ÂŽHe then told the son to have his mother pick him up at the Circle K at Orange and Abrams roads.At first, Vasser pretended not to understand English when officers read him his rights. He then denied beating the woman. Officers found her phone in his pocket.Asked about the chase, he said, ÂI wasnÂt driving a car. I was over there looking for my car that was stolen.ÂŽWhen the officer said he had been listening to the conversation, he said, Âtake these handcuffs off and IÂll whip your (exple-tive) ass.ÂŽHe also called the officer a Âfat-bodiedÂŽ expletive.Police said he reeked of alcohol, fell asleep in book-ing and at one point could not be awakened so he was taken to the hospital to be checked out.The arrest report says he has been convicted of bat-tery on a law enforcement officer, aggravated battery and three cases of domestic battery.Cops: Man reports car stolen after running from policeVasser
DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 1, 2018 A5By Chad Day and Eric TuckerThe Associated PressALEXANDRIA, Va. Â„ Paul Manafort orchestrated a multimillion-dollar con-spiracy to evade U.S. tax and banking laws, leaving behind a trail of lies as he lived a lavish lifestyle, prosecutors said Tuesday as they laid out their case against the former Trump campaign chairman.During his opening statement, Assistant U.S. Attorney Uzo Asonye told the jury that Manafort considered himself above the law as he funneled tens of millions of dollars through offshore accounts. That Âsecret incomeÂŽ was used to pay for personal expenses such as a $21,000 watch, a $15,000 jacket made of ostrich and more than $6 million worth of real estate paid for in cash, Asonye said.ÂA man in this courtroom believed the law did not apply to him Â„ not tax law, not banking law,ÂŽ Asonye said as he sketched out the evidence gathered by special counsel Robert MuellerÂs team in ManafortÂs bank fraud and tax evasion trial.ItÂs the first trial arising from MuellerÂs investigation into potential ties between Donald TrumpÂs presidential campaign and Russia. Mueller was not present in the courtroom.Defense attorney Thomas Zehnle said in his opening statement that Manafort trusted others to keep track of the millions of dollars he was earning from his Ukrainian politi-cal work.He made clear that undermining the credibility of Rick Gates, his former business associate and the governmentÂs star witness, is central to the defense strategy. Zehnle said Manafort, earning millions as a political con-sultant helping officials in other parts of the world, relied on Gates and others Â„ including a professional accounting firm Â„ to keep watch over the money.ÂMoneyÂs coming in fast. ItÂs a lot, and Paul Manafort trusted that Rick Gates was keeping track of it,ÂŽ Zehnle said. ÂThatÂs what Rick Gates was being paid to do.ÂŽHe warned jurors that Gates could not be trusted and was the type of witness who would say anything he could to save himself from a lengthy prison sentence and a crippling financial penalty.Gates, who spent years working for Manafort in Ukraine and is also accused of helping him falsify paperwork used to obtain the bank loans, cut a plea deal with Mueller earlier this year. Gates also worked as an aide on TrumpÂs campaign.Manafort, who has been jailed for nearly two months, wore a black suit and appeared fully engaged in his defense, whispering with his attor-neys during jury selection and scribbling notes as the prosecution began its opening statement.Before the start of jury selection Tuesday, prosecutors filed an expanded list of its evidence exhib-its, including several email chains between Manafort and Stephen Calk, a Chicago bank chairman. The added evidence also appears to include documents related to bank accounts in Cyprus.The government intends to show that Manafort funneled more than $60 million in proceeds from his Ukrainian political consulting through offshore accounts and hid a ÂsignificantÂŽ portion of it from the IRS.Asonye said Manafort created ÂbogusÂŽ loans, falsified documents and lied to his tax preparer and bookkeeper to conceal the money, which he obtained from Ukrainian oligarchs through a series of shell company transfers and later from fraudulently obtained bank loans in the U.S.But Zehnle disputed prosecutorsÂ account that Manafort was trying to conceal his earnings by storing money in bank accounts in Cyprus. He said that arrangement was not ManafortÂs doing but was instead the preferred method of payment of the supporters of the proRussia Ukrainian political party who were paying his consulting fees.Defense lawyers also sought to address head-on ManafortÂs wealth and the images of a gaudy lifestyle that jurors are expected to see during the trial.ÂPaul Manafort traveled in circles that most people will never know and heÂs gotten handsomely rewarded for it,ÂŽ Zehnle said. ÂWe do not dispute that.ÂŽThe judge even interrupted the prosecutor during his opening statements to caution him against suggesting there was something criminal about being a multimillionaire.ÂIt isnÂt a crime to have a lot of money and be profli-gate in your spending,ÂŽ U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III said.Prosecutors made no reference to Trump in their opening statement nor discussed in any way ManafortÂs leadership of the Trump campaign, or the ongoing investigation into potential collusion between Russia and the presidentÂs associates. Despite that, ManafortÂs case is widely viewed as a test to the legitimacy of MuellerÂs ongoing probe, which Trump has dis-missed as a Âwitch hunt.ÂŽProsecutors: Manafort believed he was above lawThis courtroom sketch depicts Paul Manafort, fourth from right, standing with his lawyers in front of U.S. district Judge T.S. Ellis III, center rear, and the selected jury, seated left, during the jury selection of his trial at the Alexandria Federal Courthouse on Tuesday in Alexandria, Va. [DANA VERKOUTEREN VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] But official Washing-ton connected those dots anyway, not least because the reported activity so closely mirrored Rus-sian influence campaigns during the 2016 presidential election. Nearly 300,000 people followed at least one of the newly banned accounts and thousands expressed interest in events they promoted.ÂThis is an absolute attack on our democracy,ÂŽ said Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee and one of several lawmakers Facebook had briefed in advance. Warner expressed Âpretty high confidenceÂŽ that Russia was behind the assault.A spokesman for Senate Judiciary Chair-man Chuck Grassley said Facebook had informed his office that Âthat a limited group of Russian actors has attempted to spread disinformation using its platform and that the affected groups are affiliated with the political left.ÂŽThe identified accounts sought to Âpromote divi-sions and set Americans against one another,ÂŽ wrote Ben Nimmo and Graham Brookie of the Atlantic CouncilÂs Digital Forensic Research Lab in a blog post Tuesday. The nonprofit is working with Facebook to find and ana-lyze abuse on its service.The perpetrators, Face-book noted, have been Âmore careful to cover their tracksÂŽ than in 2016, in part because of steps Facebook has taken to prevent abuse over the past year. For example, they used virtual private networks and internet phone services to mask their locations, and paid third parties to run ads on their behalf.After it became clear that Russia-linked actors used social media to try to influence the 2016 U.S. election, Facebook has escalated countermea-sures intended to prevent a repeat. It has cracked down on fake accounts and tried to slow the spread of fake news and misinformation through outside fact-checkers. The company has also announced new guidelines around political advertisements, requir-ing disclosure of who paid for them and keeping a database.Facebook has ramped up spending on these and other measures, so much so that it finally spooked investors with a forecast of lower profitability last Wednesday. FacebookÂs shares promptly dropped almost 20 percent and havenÂt recovered.While the company would not say who is behind the efforts, Facebook said it uncovered links between the accounts it just deleted and those created by Rus-siaÂs Internet Research Agency in the 2016 influence effort.For example, the Atlan-tic CouncilÂs researchers noted Âlanguage patterns that indicate non-native English and consistent mistranslation, as well as an overwhelming focus on polarizing issues.ÂŽ The accounts seemed focused on building up an online audience and moving it to offline events, such as protests.The earliest page was created in March 2017. Facebook says more than 290,000 accounts followed at least one of the fake pages. The most fol-lowed Facebook pages had names such as ÂAztlan Warriors,ÂŽ ÂBlack Eleva-tion,ÂŽ ÂMindful Being,ÂŽ and ÂResisters.ÂŽFacebook didnÂt pro-vide detailed descriptions of those pages. But their names parallel those of 2016 groups established by Russian agents to manipulate Americans with particular ethnic, cultural or political iden-tities. That effort targeted people with both liberal and conservative leanings. FACEBOOKFrom Page A1
A6 Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comthough the new poll was the first Mason-Dixon survey to show Scott with a lead. A Mason-Dixon poll in October showed the race tied, while a Feb-ruary poll gave Nelson a one-point edge.ÂThe overall trend line is running in ScottÂs favor, as his support has slowly but steadily increased over the last 17 months, while NelsonÂs has remained static,ÂŽ Mason-Dixon said in an analysis accompanying the poll results.Mason-Dixon, which has long conducted polls in Florida, surveyed 625 registered voters who said they were likely to vote in the November elec-tion. The poll, conducted July 24 and July 25, has a margin of error of 4 per-centage points.Scott received support from 84 percent of registered Republicans, while Nelson got backing from 80 percent of registered Democrats. With such a partisan split, independent voters likely will be a key to the race. The poll showed Scott leading among independents 47 percent to 43 percent, with 10 percent undecided.Along with the partisan split, the poll also showed sharp divides along regional, gender, age and racial lines.For example, Scott led by a whopping 59 percent to 33 percent in Republi-can-friendly Southwest Florida and by 56 percent to 38 percent in largely conservative North Flor-ida. Nelson, meanwhile, ran up a big lead of 57 percent to 31 percent in Democrat-rich Southeast Florida.Similarly, the poll showed Scott with a 21-point lead among male voters, while Nelson had a 15-point lead among women. Scott led by 22 points among white voters, while Nelson led 83 percent to 4 percent among black voters. Among Hispanic voters, Nelson led 44 percent to 39 per-cent, with 17 percent still undecided.The ages of voters also are a factor. Nelson held a 23-point lead among voters ages 18 to 34, and the candidates were tied among voters ages 35 to 49. But Scott held a 14-point lead among voters ages 50 to 64 and an eight-point lead among voters 65 and older.Nelson was first elected to the Senate in 2000 and has cruised to re-election twice. Scott, who is barred from seeking a third term as gover-nor, formally entered the Senate race in April after long-running speculation that he would try to unseat Nelson. POLLFrom Page A1with Trump attacking Âcrooked HilaryÂŽ and the crowd engaging in chants of ÂCNN sucksÂŽ and Âbuild the wall.ÂŽ One man more a skin-tight suit in the pattern of a brick wall and the words ÂMexico will pay for the wall!ÂŽAnd while Trump isnÂt on the ballot this election cycle, the fate of his administration very well could be. So the president worked hard to boost his preferred candidates and fire up his supporters to try and counteract a moti-vated Democratic base.Trump devoted consid-erable time to talking up Scott and DeSantis, who is running for governor in the GOP primary against Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.It was PutnamÂs birth-day Tuesday, but DeSantis got the big present when Trump invited him up on stage to bask in the biggest crowd by far for any event in the governorÂs race.Trump called DeSantis Âa true leader, a proud veteran, my great friend, a tough, brilliant cookie. HeÂs tough, heÂs smart, he loves Florida and he loves our country and heÂs going to be your next governor.ÂŽDeSantis praised TrumpÂs record and offered a laundry list of conservative proposals he plans to enact if elected, from instituting an E-verify system to check employeesÂ immigration status to ending Âjudicial activismÂŽ and repealing the Âcommon coreÂŽ edu-cation standards. ÂWe can make our state without peer for economic opportunity if we continue with strong conservative policies,ÂŽ DeSantis said.Scott skipped the event after visiting a school with the president ear-lier in the day, but Trump still implored the crowd to Âmake sure that Rick Scott wins and wins bigÂŽ and laced into Nelson.ÂBill Nelson voted for Obamacare, which has been a total disastrous situation,ÂŽ Trump said, adding: ÂBill Nelson puts criminal aliens before American citizens.ÂŽTrump devoted most of the rally to extolling his own record, though, tout-ing the 4.1 percent GDP growth last quarter and declaring that his efforts to rewrite trade deals is getting results.The trade battles have been controversial, particularly in the heartland areas that are a crucial part of TrumpÂs coalition and the president dwelled on the issue for an extended period Tuesday, defend-ing his approach.ÂNow that we have the best economy in the history of our country this is the time to straighten out the worst trade deals,ÂŽ Trump said.On foreign policy, Trump touted up his efforts to force NATO allies to pay more for their defense.And the president drew a big reaction from the crowd when he mentioned his decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.ÂCan you imagine crooked Hillary doing that?ÂŽ Trump said, with the crowd booing the mention of Clinton and chanting ÂLock her up!ÂŽAfter several recent tweets slamming special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump didnÂt mention Mueller or Âwitch hunt,ÂŽ his favorite phrase for the Russia collusion investigation.TrumpÂs freewheeling speech drew frequent applause and chants, and the president praised his own abilities as an entertainer. He noted that some people say heÂs not presidential.ÂItÂs a lot easier to act presidential than to do what I do,ÂŽ Trump said to big applause.Democrats derided the rally Tuesday, saying TrumpÂs score settling overlooked the key issues confronting Floridians. The Florida Democratic Party sent out a statement from Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn criticizing the event.ÂTonightÂs rally was not surprisingly filled with divisive rhetoric and bluster Â„ and completely ignored the real challenges facing Florida,ÂŽ Buckhorn said. ÂFloridians want leaders who will fight to expand health care, create good-paying jobs, and ensure every child gets a great public education.ÂŽHours before the event, Democratic candidate for governor Jeff Greene arrived in a designated protest area at the fairgrounds and gave media interviews alongside his campaign bus, which has ÂTrumpÂs Worst Night-mareÂŽ written on the front and back. As cars arrived to park for the event, a few Trump supporters shouted jeers at Greene.Greene, a billionaire real estate investor, lives two properties south of TrumpÂs Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach and is a member of the Mar-a-Lago Club. He has made his pledge to Âstand up to TrumpÂŽ a center-piece of his campaign. TRUMPFrom Page A1President Donald Trump talks with supporters after getting off Air Force One at Tampa International Airport on Tuesday in Tampa. [AP PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI] would produce a $200,000 capital gain. That amount, taxed at the top capital gains rate of 23.8 percent, would result in a tax bill of $47,600. However, if the $200,000 gain was trimmed to just $103,000 by adjusting for inflation over the past 28 years, the tax bill would be $24,514.ÂThere has been a great deal of interest in this provision for a long time,ÂŽ said a White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal policy deliberations. ÂTreasury is currently evaluating the economic impact and whether it can be achieved without legislation.ÂŽIndexing capital gains for inflation would reduce federal revenue by about $102 billion over a decade, according to the Penn-Wharton Budget Model. The Congressional Research Service has estimated that about 90 percent of the benefits would go to the top 1 per-cent of households.The New York Times and the Washington Post reported Tuesday that the proposal was under active consideration by the administration. It has long been supported by Larry Kudlow, head of the presidentÂs National Eco-nomic Council. Mnuchin, however, has signaled caution in approaching the idea.Republicans, led by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, are leading an effort to extend and expand the $1.5 trillion tax cut President Donald Trump pushed through Congress last December. But GOP lawmakers had mixed views on whether the administration could lower capital gains taxes without the approval of Congress.ÂI think they would need Congress to do that,ÂŽ Senate Finance Commit-tee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, told reporters.Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a key vote on tax issues, also panned the idea.ÂWe just passed a major tax relief bill,ÂŽ Collins said in an interview. ÂI donÂt think this, or any other administration, has the legal authority to make that kind of change in our tax law.ÂŽBut other Republicans welcomed the chance for further tax cuts.Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., a chief proponent of lower taxes, said such the move would free up investment and Âwould be very good for the economy.ÂŽCutting capital gains taxes was one of the few items on RepublicansÂ wish list that didnÂt make it into their tax legislation last year.Mnuchin said in an interview with The New York times that if the capital gains change ÂcanÂt get done through a legislative process, we will look at what tools at Treasury we have to do it on our own and weÂll con-sider that.ÂŽ But he emphasized that he has not yet concluded that Treasury has the authority to act alone.ÂWe are studying that internally, and we are also studying the economic costs and the impact on growth,ÂŽ Mnuchin told the Times. TAX BREAKFrom Page A1
DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 1, 2018 A7HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: email@example.com Many U.S. states have been making progress against gun violence, passing laws that make it harder for the most dangerous people to get hold of firearms. Those gains are in jeopardy thanks to new technology and WashingtonÂs failure to grapple with its implications. Last month the State Department quietly settled a lawsuit brought by a gun entrepreneur who promotes the private manufacture of untraceable firearms. Cody Wilson, the founder of Defense Distributed, had been barred from publishing online computer files that can be used with a 3-D printer to create firearms. The State Department had imposed the ban using its export-control powers. The settlement allows Wilson to go ahead. The legal issues in the case are complicated: First Amendment issues arise regarding computer code. But the problem this poses is simple. The digital ÂspeechÂŽ distributed by Wilson consists of instructions to a machine to produce a deadly weapon. His firm also markets the ÂGhost Gunner 2,ÂŽ a computer-controlled milling machine that manufactures gun parts. If this is permitted, people legally banned from possessing firearms (felons, domestic abusers, adolescents, the dangerously mentally ill) could make their own guns at home lacking serial numbers, by the way, and therefore untraceable. Some private gunsmiths already legally manufacture guns without serial numbers. But the process demands significant expertise, so it hasnÂt presented a public safety crisis. Technology like WilsonÂs would change this radically. Indeed, itÂs meant to. This nonsensical void in the law already poses a threat, but innovators like Wilson increase that threat exponentially. ItÂs possible that further legal action will keep the common-sense prohibition on WilsonÂs 3-D gun plans, now set to expire by August, in place. Regardless of what the State Department does, Congress needs to step forward with legislation. It needs to demand background checks for the components purchased to manufacture firearms. And all guns should be traceable by means of identifiable markers. In addition, the particular threat posed by plastic guns namely, that theyÂre hard to detect needs to be addressed. Defense Distributed includes a small amount of metal in its blueprint, to comply with the 1988 Undetectable Firearms Act. But that metal piece can be removed. (In 2013, journalists smuggled a 3-D-printed plastic gun into IsraelÂs parliament.) A stronger requirement to make such weapons detectable, along with strict enforcement, will be needed to deter this.ailure to recognize the danger posed by 3-D printing of guns will have severe consequences. Anonymous manufacturers will make guns designed to evade security; criminals will easily obtain firearms they arenÂt allowed to buy; and lawenforcement agents will struggle in vain to trace weapons used in crimes. The Wilson settlement must not go forward. The State Department needs to reverse course. Bloomberg NewsANOTHER OPINIONAmericaÂs rearms problem is about to go 3-D ANOTHER OPINION Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., says her office is drafting legislation aimed at imp roving safety on duck boats. ÂWeÂve had more than 40 deaths associated with duck boats since 1999, yet there has been little done to address the inherent dangers of these amphibious vehicles,ÂŽ she said. Seventeen people perished July 19 when a duck boat sank on Table Rock Lake during a thunderstorm. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., says heÂs prepared to take Âwhatever action is necessaryÂŽ to prevent another disaster. The efforts of both Missouri senators are laudable. If Congress needs to intervene to prevent another duck boat catastrophe, it should move swiftly. And federal agencies involved in regulating the boats, including the U.S. Coast Guard, should be held to account for decisions. But McCaskill and Blunt should not limit their review to the specifics of the accidents and duck boats in general. There are other provisions in federal law that should be examined, including the legal path for relatives of the victims. ItÂs possible that compensation to the families who lost loved ones in the Branson tragedy may be restricted. An 1851 federal law could prove problematic. ItÂs called the Shipowners Limitation of Liability Act. It was written to encourage development of a merchant marine by imposing limits on the losses of shipowners in a disaster. Under the law, post-disaster claims are limited to the salvage value of the vessel and freight, if any. Owners are not liable for other losses. ItÂs been used before. When the Titanic sank, owners of the ship sought protection under the act. Owners of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig also sought liability protection. Some experts think a similar limitation might be sought for the duck boatÂs owners. ÂClaims arising from personal injuries, deaths, fire, collisions ... sinking, salvage and lost cargo are all subject to the Limitation Act,ÂŽ one study found in 2006. The law isnÂt absolute. The boat owners must prove that they didnÂt know about problems such as seaworthiness and safe operation issues. In the case of the duck boat, those questions remain decidedly unanswered. But even a small chance that victims of the duck boat calamity might be barred from fully seeking justice is unacceptable. Congress should use the accident to review the Limitation Act and consider changes or repeal. No boat owner should escape responsibility for a disaster as a result of a law that predates the Civil War. Moreover, the statute was never intended to protect recreational vessels. ItÂs supposed to protect shippers on the high seas. Court cases after disasters arenÂt just about compensating victims. They also serve as a deterrent Â„ a method to ensure owners and operators pay attention to the safety of their customers. Congress must work to make sure those safeguards remain in place and are strengthened if necessary. From Tribune News Service.ANOTHER OPINIONCould obscure law prevent families of duck boat victims from getting justice? OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 firstname.lastname@example.orgIÂm a patriot. IÂm betting that you are, too. In fact, I suspect that most Americans would describe themselves as patriots, including Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys. WeÂll come back to Jones in a minute. Patriotism is complicated. The term ÂpatriotÂŽ has always been easier to don than to define. To some citizens patriotism means joining the army immediately after 9/11. To others it means paying their taxes scrupulously and obeying all of our laws. Other self-described patriots avoid paying taxes whenever possible and have sketchy scruples about holding up their end of the social contract that molds us into a coherent society. Some patriots are in the army; others are in prison. Patriotism is a big tent, with plenty of room for all sorts of people. In general, a tolerant attitude toward patriotism is a good thing. Americans should not be in the business of making judgments about the quality of another citizenÂs love of country. Unfortunately, patriotism can be easily misappropriated. Because it involves passion, it can subvert reason. Furthermore, it can easily be turned into a weapon, a coercive test of other citizensÂ loyalty to our nation. If you doubt this, try remaining seated during the Pledge of Allegiance the next time that rote ritual is performed at your local city council or school board meeting. At various times in our history, the Pledge has served as a test of loyalty. JehovahÂs Witnesses, for example, who are reluctant to pledge allegiance to any power other than God, have been beaten, killed and fired from their jobs because they declined to recite the pledge. Which brings us back to Jerry Jones. Last week he made it clear that all of his players will be required to stand for the national anthem before all football games, and any player who remains in the locker room during the anthem, as permitted by proposed NFL policy, will be fined. ÂOur policy is that you stand (for) the anthem,ÂŽ he said. ÂToe the line.ÂŽ Two things are worth noting here. First, Jones isnÂt just saying that his players will no longer be permitted to make a statement in response to their consciences by kneeling during the anthem though they will not be, despite our American ideal of free speech. HeÂs going a step further by requiring that all of his players make a positive affirmation of their patriotism or at least give the appearance of doing so. How he thinks he will control whatÂs in their hearts, I have no idea. HereÂs the second thing: Jones admits that President Donald TrumpÂs interference in the NFL anthem issue is Âproblematic,ÂŽ complicating efforts by the owners and players union to come to an agreement. So hereÂs what we have: A president with obvious attractions to autocracy and a questionable relationship with the truth and the rule of law. Although he has plenty of crucial issues on his plate, heÂs found time to publicly criticize Americans who are acting in response to their consciences. HeÂs said that any SOB who wonÂt stand for the national anthem should be thrown out of the game and, indeed, out of the country. HeÂs leaning hard on the NFL owners, some of the richest and most powerful men in the nation, and some of them are, in turn, leaning hard on the players. Some of the players have heartfelt scruples about standing for the anthem when they have a valuable opportunity to call attention to legitimate injustices in our society. ItÂs a matter of conscience and principle, and who are we to say that itÂs not? Then there are the millions of Americans who are taken in by TrumpÂs call to pass judgment on fellow citizens who are doing what they think is right. Central to autocracy is coerced allegiance to its symbols and the willingness of citizens to ostracize the heretics and to force them to Âtoe the line.ÂŽ Indeed, autocracy thrives when citizens are divided and willing to criticize each other rather than the government. ShouldnÂt this make us a bit anxious? John M. Crisp, an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service, lives in Georgetown, Texas, and can be reached at email@example.com.ANOTHER OPINIONThese are times that try patriotsÂ souls John Crisp
A8 Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com By Martha Bellisle and Matthew DalyThe Associated PressSEATTLE A federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday to stop the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns, saying they could end up in the wrong hands.The company behind the plans, Austin, Texas-based Defense Distributed, had reached a settlement with the federal government in June that allows it to make the plans for the guns available for download on Wednesday.The restraining order from U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik puts that plan on hold for now.There is a possibility of irreparable harm because of the way these guns can be made, he said.Eight Democratic attor-neys general had filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block the federal governments settlement with Defense Distributed. They also sought the restraining order, arguing the 3D guns would be a safety risk.Congressional Demo-crats have urged President Donald Trump to reverse the decision to let Defense Distributed publish the plans. Trump said Tues-day that hes looking into the idea, saying making 3D plastic guns available to the public doesnt seem to make much sense!Trump tweeted that he has already spoken with the National Rifle Association about the downloadable directions a Texas company wants to provide for people to make 3D-printed guns. The guns are made of a hard plastic and are simple to assemble, easy to conceal and difficult to trace.The companys website says downloads have been posted on the site since Friday. A lawyer for the company said he doesnt know how many blueprints have been downloaded.Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey said Trump frequently boasts that he alone can fix prob-lems afflicting the country.Well, fix this deadly mistake that once again your administration has made, Markey said in a remark directed at the president. If he fails to act, Donald Trump will be totally responsible for every downloadable, plas-tic AR-15 (gun) that will be roaming the streets of our country.Judge blocks release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns
DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 1, 2018 B1 DINETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 firstname.lastname@example.org ENTERTAININGQUICK, EASY SNACKSAs you entertain during summer, itÂs convenient to keep on hand easy-toprepare snacks for your guests. Consider these suggestions from Simply Organic: Â€ Guacamole and chips: You only add two ripe, peeled, pitted avocados (organic is best) and break open a bag of tortilla chips. Â€ Deviled eggs: Keep hard-boiled eggs on hand and llings such as: mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, bacon bits, chives, or pesto. EASY RECIPEBREAKFAST SMOOTHIEOn busy mornings itÂs easy to overlook the most important meal of the day. Try this tasty and nutritious organic, plantbased Mooala Peanut Butter and Bananamilk Smoothie: Â€ 2 cups Mooala Original Bananamilk Â€ 1/2 cup peanut butter Â€ 1 banana Â€ 1 cup ice Â€ 2 tbsp sweetener Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree to desired consistency. PREGNANCYFEELING YOUR BESTTo feel your best and support health during pregnancy, try some of these nutrition tips. Â€ Take your prenatal vitamin with food to combat queasiness. Â€ Avoid the Âeating for twoÂŽ mindset because excessive weight can lead to complications. Â€ Antioxidants found in darkcolored produce can protect brain tissue from damage. Â„ Brandpoint By Linda FloreaCorrespondentCLERMONT Â„ When Maher Wahba he bought 801 City Grille in April 2016, he didnÂt come in with big changes and a new menu. Wahba understood what customers liked about the res-taurant, and he made it better.ÂYou canÂt go crazy and change the concept or menu because you have the local client base and snowbirds coming for the food, and you have to study the market and make sure you donÂt make changes and upset the cus-tomer base,ÂŽ Wahba said.Wahba worked for Marriott Corp. from 1995 to 2005 in food and beverage service and events. He also worked overseas and owned casual dining restaurants in New Jersey. He bought a printing and publishing company in Ohio, kept it for 12 years before selling it in 2015.ÂI had an investment in Osceola County, and during vacation time I came down here,ÂŽ he said. ÂI was interested in revisiting food and beverage again, and this busi-ness was on the market.ÂŽWahba discovered that the restaurant, on the corner of Montrose and Eighth streets in the historic downtown area, was known for its slow-roasted prime rib, along with seafood and Italian. He upgraded the quality of the prime rib and went to certified Angus beef for the steak.Wahba runs a special on prime rib every Saturday with two 10-ounce dinners, two sides and a bottle of wine for $40.95.Slow-roasted deliciousnessOwner Maher Wahba bought 801 City Grille in Clermont in April of 2016. He had food and beverage experience with Marriott and ha s owned restaurants in New Jersey. [LINDA FLOREA/CORRESPONDENT] ClermontÂs 801 City Grille known for Saturday prime rib specialThe prime rib Â„ either a 10or 14-ounce cut Â„ comes with a baked potato and is served with au jus and horseradish sauce. [SUBMITTED] Although July has come to an end, we still have another two months of this weather. I must admit that although I consider myself a summer girl and can appreciate the heat, it really has been extra hot out these past few weeks. I have even heard my little boy exclaim at times that he was going to take a play break because it was too hot outside. He never takes a break. When the heat is sweltering, I try to make sure he and I stay hydrated, and one of the best ways to do that is with a giant slice of ice-cold watermelon. A glass of ice water is always the first and best option, but watermelon is delicious and fun. It is nothing for me to just pick up one from a roadside vendor selling these odd shaped beauties any day of the week, but I must say no matter where I get my watermelon this season, they havenÂt been too sweet. They look perfect on the outside, the flesh is a deep pink to red in color, firm and even has that watermelon smell. However, the taste falls short on sweet delight. I know that every slice of watermelon is not going to be the greatest, but that is a lot of watermelon to throw away because it lacks sweetness and flavor. My solution, when summer hands you a bland watermelon, is to make watermelon salsa. This past week, my daughter Chef Joy and I taught an intense cooking camp in conjunction with the City of Eustis Recreation Department, and one of the dishes that we made in class was salsa. While helping the kids make their traditional salsa, I had an epiphany: What if I replaced the tomatoes in the salsa with ROAMING GOURMETTry watermelon salsa to beat the heatZe CarterÂs solution, when summer hands you a bland watermelon, is to make watermelon salsa. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA SERVICES] See PRIME, B2 Ze CarterSee CARTER, B2
B2 Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com801 City Grille, 801 W. Montrose St. in historic downtown Clermont, is open from 3:30 to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday. [LINDA FLOREA/CORRESPONDENT] Other specialties that people come in for are the rack of lamb on Tuesday and roast duck on Fridays, he said. Popular appetizers include escargot and stuffed mushroom caps. In addition to prime rib and steaks, dinner entrees include chicken, pork chops, lobster and other seafood dishes. Shish kabobs and two vegetarian entrees are also on the menu.The restaurant takes its name from the address, 801 W. Montrose St. in the historic downtown area. Including the restaurant, outside area and bar, it seats about 220. The banquet room accommodates private parties and dinner gath-erings and can seat about 80, depending on the function.801 City Grille is open from 3:30 to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday and is closed on Sundays.For details, go to 801citygrille.com. PRIMEFrom Page B1watermelon? Brilliant, though not original as I had thought. Upon further investigation I found several recipes for watermelon salsa on the internet, but my idea to use watermelon in salsa was still clever, donÂt you think? Here is a recipe that I adapted from a few recipes that I found online. Just like traditional salsa, this is easy to make and requires only a few simple ingredients. Many of them are already in your fridge. You can buy tortilla chips but those are easy to make. I included instructions for those, too. Ze's Watermelon SalsaIngredients: Â€ 3 cups watermelon, diced Â€ cup green bell pepper, diced Â€ 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice Â€ cup red onion, diced Â€ 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped Â€ 1 tablespoon green onions, chopped Â€ 1 tablespoon serrano pepper, chopped Â€ 1 small clove garlic, chopped (I use a garlic press) Â€ Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Combine all of the ingredients in a large plastic bowl. Stir and refrigerate for 30 minutes to let the Â” avors combine. Serve with ZeÂs easy baked corn tortillas and enjoy.ZeÂs Easy Baked Tortilla ChipsIngredients Â€ 1 20-count package of small corn tortillas Â€ cup corn oil Â€ Salt Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay tortillas Â” at and brush each with a light layer of oil, then sprinkle each with a dash of salt. Using a pizza cutter, cut into six to eight wedges, place on a cookie sheet in oven for 10 minutes or until crisp. Serve and enjoy.Ze Carter is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at email@example.com. CARTERFrom Page B1 By Bonnie S. BenwickThe Washington PostAmericansÂ taste for spicy and hot foods seems to be on the uptick. But when you possess a sensitive palate or digestive tract, or you are cooking for someone who does, a flexible recipe Â„ and healthful! Â„ that tastes good at both mild and wild ends of the spectrum makes things easy. This stir-fry is a pantry-friendly way to go. Its classic ginger-garlic combination gives the dish enough flavor on its own; as soon as the green beans are warmed through, you can serve a portion as is. For those who can take the heat, your subsequent add-in options are many: A squirt of Sriracha, a dash of sweet chili sauce, hot sauce or chili-infused honey or a sprinkling of crushed red pepper flakes among them. Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs are called for here because they are less expensive than boneless, skinless thighs and you will be able to stockpile bones and skin for making wonderful things like chicken soup and fried chicken skins. But if you already have the latter on hand, you will save a step. Serve with rice or rice noodles. You can chop up any leftovers for making fried rice.This garlicky-ginger chicken stir-fry can go mild or wildGinger-Garlic Chicken With Green Beans. [STACY ZARIN GOLDBERG AND LISA CHERKASKY FOR THE WASHINGTON POST] Ginger-Garlic Chicken With Green Beans2 or 3 servings Adapted from SparkRecipes. com Ingredients Â€ 8 ounces frozen green beans Â€ 3 or 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs Â€ medium onion Â€ 2 cloves garlic Â€ 1 -inch piece fresh ginger root Â€ 2 tablespoons vegetable or grapeseed oil Â€ 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce or more as needed Â€ cup water Â€ cup packed fresh basil leaves Â€ Kosher salt Â€ Freshly ground black pepper Â€ Hot sauce (optional) Â€ Crushed red pepper Â” akes (optional) Steps Â€ Place the green beans in paper towel so they defrost a bit. Â€ Pull the skin from the chicken; freeze or discard it. Use a sharp knife to cut the Â” esh away from the bone; freeze the bones for making stock at another time. Cut the meat into bite-size pieces. Â€ Coarsely chop the onion. Smash, peel and mince the garlic. Use a spoon to scrape away the skin of the ginger root, then grate or mince the ginger to yield at least 2 teaspoons (the more, the better!). Â€ Cut the green beans into 1-inch lengths. Â€ Heat the oil in a wok or deep saute pan over medium-high heat. As soon as the oil shimmers, swirl it around to coat. Add the onion, garlic and ginger; stir-fry for about 40 seconds, just until fragrant, and then add the chicken pieces. Stir-fry for about 4 minutes or until they have taken on some color and are almost cooked through. Add the green beans and soy sauce; stir-fry for 1 minute, then add the water. Cover and cook for 3 or 4 minutes, then uncover, drop in the basil leaves and season lightly with salt and pepper. Â€ At this point, the Â” avor will be mild. Taste, and add more soy sauce, as needed. Serve your guests who like it that way, and then season what is left in the pan with a spicy component before dishing out the rest.
DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 1, 2018 B3Many years ago, my friend Jeanette called and gave me a cornbread salad recipe over the phone. When it comes to food, IÂm willing to try almost anything once, but the idea of using cornbread in a salad seemed really strange, and I felt somewhat dubious as I reached for pencil and paper. It seems I wasnÂt alone with my reservations. Jeanette admitted cheerfully that when she received the recipe by e-mail, her own reaction was an uncompromising ÂYuck! It sounds awful!ÂŽ But the friend who had sent it to her only laughed. ÂTry it Â„ I guarantee youÂll like it, and if you donÂt, you can send me the leftovers.ÂŽ So Jeanette tried it, and there were no leftovers to send. This is one of those flexible recipes that inspires tweaking, and this particular version reflects the creative additions and changes of several cooks who tried it and liked it Â„ but couldnÂt resist the temptation to add a little bit of this or that. JeanetteÂs first adjustment was substituting Miracle Whip salad dressing for the mayonnaise. Then, because she had fresh mushrooms on hand when she made it, she sliced some up and tossed them in. A friend I shared the recipe with thought the 8-inch-square pone on JeanetteÂs ingredients list was too much cornbread, and reduced it. I tried it, and decided the smaller amount was a good change. Then I had one carrot that needed to be either used at once, or buried in the garden for compost. So it was grated and stirred in to add a pleasant bit of crunch and color. My husband liked the salad the first time I made it, but demanded more onion than the original recipe called for, as well as the addition of garlic. This salad works nicely as either a side salad or a main dish, and itÂs a great item for covered dish dinners. As is true of so many things, an overnight stay in the refrigerator improves it by giving the flavors a chance to mingle Â„ so itÂs a great make-ahead dish. And because itÂs such a flexible recipe, it offers a good way to use up some of those odds and ends that tend to accumulate in the refrigerator when you donÂt really have enough left over to go around, but itÂs too good to throw away. So, if a search through the fridge turns up bits of compatible vegetables, by all means, drop them in. Little bits of ham, sausage, or cheese (think very sharp Cheddar) also make good additions. I keep intending to try using a mild chorizo, but so far I havenÂt had any around on the occasions when IÂve made the salad. We finally settled on the four cups (more or less) of crumbled cornbread Â„ large crumbs, and very loosely packed Â„ as a good amount. ThatÂs about two-thirds of an 8-inch square pone, and most cornbread mixes these days are designed for an 8or 9-inch square pan. The batter made from a Jiffy Muffin mix in the 8.5-ounce box also fits nicely in an 8-inch square baking pan. So just use your favorite mix, or, if your preference is for cornbread from scratch, your favorite recipe. CORNBREAD SALADIngredients: Â€ About 4 cups crumbled cornbread, very loosely packed Â€ 8 slices crisply cooked bacon Â€ 1 medium-sized sweet onion, chopped Â€ 2 cloves garlic, minced Â€ 1 chopped bell pepper Â€ 2 medium tomatoes, chopped Â€ 1 jar pimientos, 2-ounce size Â€ cup thin-sliced celery Â€ cup sweet pickle relish Â€ 1/3 cup grated carrots, optional Â€ cup sliced mushrooms, optional Â€ cup black olive slices, optional Â€ 1 cup mayonnaise Directions: Crumble cornbread into large bowl. Add chopped vegetables, well-drained pimiento and pickle relish (not drained). Crumble in bacon, and mix gently. If the salad seems too dry, add more mayonnaise or pickle relish to achieve the desired consistency. Note: As a main dish, these amounts make four to six servings, depending on appetites. As a side dish, the recipe serves six to eight. So, if youÂre cooking for a household of two, the ingredients can be easily halved.Mary Ryder is a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.PRACTICAL POTWATCHERFlexible cornbread salad recipe well worth a tryÂThis is one of those Â” exible recipes that inspires tweaking, and this particular version reÂ” ects the creative additions and changes of several cooks who tried it and liked it Â„ but couldnÂt resist the temptation to add a little bit of this or that,ÂŽ writes columnist Mary Ryder. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA SERVICES FILE] Mary Ryder
B4 Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com By Ari LeVauxMore Content NowThe expression Âcool as a cucumberÂŽ was bound to exist. The cooler the better, in fact, as nothing beats a cold one straight out of the fridge. But even a warm cucumber, freshly picked in the middle of a hot field, can be gloriously refreshing. The impossibility of a cucumber gathering and stashing all that water is as cool as the hydration itself. People make a big deal about the different kinds of tomatoes they can buy during tomato season, but the same can be done over cucumbers. The differences are more subtle, but no less enjoyable. Variations in flavor, water content, crispiness and how it explodes in your mouth all add up to myriad gastronomic experiences. Discovering health bene ts Cucumbers are considered a physiologically ÂcoolingÂŽ food in the Aryuvedic medical philosophy of India, where the plant is thought to have first been cultivated. I canÂt comment on the physiology here, but I do know that if you cool your cucumbers first, they will be a cooling food. And beyond the relationship between cucumbers and temperature, cucumbers are proving potentially cool in other ways as well. Pharmacological researchers have zeroed in on several chemical compounds found in cucumbers for potential medical applications. Many of these are found in cucumber seed extract, but interesting compounds have been isolated elsewhere in the fleshy fruit, such as the peel and the blossom end of the cucumber, also known as the bitter end, which contains cucurbitacin C, a toxin created by the plant to ward off predators like spider mites that attack the flowers. Chemically, cucurbitacin C is a steroid molecule, though it isnÂt currently banned by any sports leagues, so it must not be much good in, you know, that department. At low doses, results are promising in many arenas, with cucurbitacin C showing potential anti-tumor, anti-diabetic, anti-atherosclerotic and anti-inflammatory activities. The cosmetics industry, meanwhile, has latched onto some other molecules in cucumber seeds, promoting their ability to hydrate, elasticize and Â„ you guessed it Â„ cool and calm the skin. Try Âem all Now is peak cucumber appreciation season at the farmers market, with each farmerÂs every variety of cucumber all hitting. Last week I brought home five different varieties from three different vendors, and let the comparisons begin. The highlight was the ÂChinese cucumber,ÂŽ which had such a pale shade of green it was almost gray, with a thin, spiky skin like a pickling cuke and an explosive, watery crisp. Another great cucumber is the Armenian, which is as delicious as it is enormous. And donÂt sleep on the normal, plain-Jane-looking dark green slicing cucumbers. There are some really fine varieties out there. FREEPIK/BIGSTOCK IMAGESA cool drink FLASH IN THE PANHydrate with summerÂs refreshing green treatof cucumberCucumber AmbrosiaÂ€ 2 medium cukes (or one large) Â€ 4-8 ice cubes Â€ lime Â€ 4 mint leaves Slice the blossom ends of both cucumbers. If you canÂt tell which end is which, slice them both off and nibble each end. Then you will know. If you want to remove any bitterness from the blossom end, rub the cut face of the bitter end against the cut face of the cucumber. Rub in a circular pattern, which will extract a bitter, milky substance that you can wipe off. Cut the remaining cucumber sections into three or four pieces each, and put them in the blender with the ice cubes, mint leaves and lime juice. Blend, starting low until itÂs a chunky slurry, then turn the blender up to high. If itÂs too slushy for your taste, add water. A little bit of added yogurt works really well, too. Sipping on this greenish milky treat is refreshing and satisfying on so many levels, and is a delightful way to pass the afternoon Â„ while loading up on vitamins and Â“ ber. And here is a cool fact: These Â” avors go very well with gin. By Becky KrystalThe Washington PostCongrats, youÂve almost made it through July! YouÂve got this cooking in summer thing down, right? Except thereÂs still August, arguably the most punishingly hot and steamy month. There might be nights in the coming weeks when it just feels too hot to cook, and too sweltering to even considering going out to eat. But eat you must. Here are tips to keep cool in the kitchen. Â€ Be thoughtful about when you cook. In the South, Âpeople are really smart about when they do their work,ÂŽ whether itÂs yard work, farm chores or cooking, says cookbook author, Southern food expert and part-time Georgia resident Virginia Willis. Especially when the oven is in use, cooking early in the morning or later in the evening can cut back on the heat. Â€ If you do choose to heat up the kitchen, get the most out of it. ÂI do a lot of pre-cooking or cooking in batches and eating more leftovers and repurposed meals,ÂŽ Willis says. ÂTry to be smart about maximizing the heat.ÂŽ So roast one chicken (or start with a store-bought rotisserie bird) and use some or all of it for chicken salad, wraps and more. Â€ Think about oven alternatives. Why heat up a full-size oven when a toaster oven will do? Some models these days can accommodate a whole chicken. Look to your other small or countertop appliances; thereÂs no need to boil a pot of water to cook ears of corn, Willis says, when the microwave will do just as well, if not better. You can do even more cooking in the microwave than you might realize. And while you might think about slow cookers and multicookers (i.e. Instant Pot) as tools for chilly nights, theyÂre also great for summer meals. One idea from Willis: pulled chicken or pork. Or if you are more opposed to heating up the kitchen as opposed to heat itself, you can, of course, take the party outside to your grill. Â€ Or donÂt cook at all. There are plenty of dishes you can put together without actually heating anything up. Salads are an obvious way to go. Jazz them up with a seasonally appropriate relish, salsa or yogurt sauce. Or how about a chilled bowl of blender-made gazpacho? Raw fish in the form of ceviche? And unlike regular pasta, Asian rice noodles donÂt typically need to be boiled Â„ just soaked in tap water.How to keep your cool when it feels too hot to cook this summerBy Tim CarmanThe Washington PostYelp is expanding a controversial program that pulls health-inspection data from government databases and places it directly on a restaurantÂs page on the user-generated review site. Yelp is calling it a win for consumer food safety. Some restaurateurs are calling it a misleading ploy to draw more people to Yelp. Yelp launched its Local Inspector Value-Entry Specification, or LIVES, program in 2013 in San Francisco, working with city officials to make health inspection reports easily available to Yelpers who are trying to decide which restaurant to visit. Yelp executives had hoped other jurisdictions would follow San FranciscoÂs lead, but only about a dozen did, says Luther Lowe, senior vice president of public policy for Yelp. To expand the program nationally, Yelp partnered with a third-party company, HDScores, to scrub government websites to find health inspection reports. According to HDScoresÂs website, the company has scrubbed the web for more than 6 million inspection reports, representing more than 1.16 million restaurants and food-service establishments in 42 states. As a result, Yelp will add the data to restaurants in New York, California, Texas, Illinois and the District of Columbia. Yelp adds health inspection scores
DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 1, 2018 C1 SPORTS RECREATION | C4LOCAL GIRL IS PLAYING FOOTBALL FOR DAD Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 email@example.comBy Jenna FryerAssociated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. Â„ The sky is not falling on NASCAR, its top executives insist, and a cheerier dispo-sition could go a long way in lifting the black clouds sur-rounding the series.That is a paraphrase of the message NASCAR Chief Operating Officer Steve Phelps delivered at Pocono Raceway during a weekend sponsorship celebration. Phelps was presenting good news Â„ that Camp-ing World will continue as sponsor of the Truck Series through 2022 under Gander Outdoors branding Â„ but his singular announcement couldnÂt mask the larger issues facing NASCAR. Phelps argued otherwise.ÂI think this industry tends to focus on the nega-tive,ÂŽ Phelps said. ÂIÂm not really sure why.ÂŽBecause television ratings continue to slide, and seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is seeking a new sponsor. Because the same three drivers have combined to win 16 of 21 Cup races this season, and the tracks and the schedule are stale. Because the France family is reportedly interested in selling NASCAR and Chair-man Brian France has yet to address the report straight-on and has instead stated only that his family is com-mitted to running the series.PhelpsÂ position mirrored the message France delivered last week when he called SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and was asked what he would tell fans about Âthe state of their NASCAR right now.ÂŽÂWell, I think we are having a good year,ÂŽ France said. ÂThings are changing a lot in sports, and thatÂs a given, with how things are being consumed. More digi-tal, more this, more that, and weÂre trying to meet their needs in terms of how they take in NASCAR and it is terrific. WeÂve got unbe-lievable fans and we are very proud of that.ÂŽ Perhaps a message with a little more meat to it would have raised the spirits of an aging fanbase that no longer hangs on every left turn.Phelps is right: The vocal majority of NASCAR find fault in most everything. But that doesnÂt make fans fools capable of believing FranceÂs proclamation that this is a Âgood yearÂŽ for NASCAR.For that, the blame is strictly on NASCAR and its own failure to fix the negative perceptions sur-rounding the series.France could have addressed the sale rumors when Reuters first issued its report in May. But he didnÂt, and nearly three months later still has not stated whether NASCAR is or is not for sale. He doesnÂt publicly say much of COMMENTARYNASCAR needs to change tone at the topBy Fred GoodallThe Associated PressST. PETERSBURG Â„ Out by out, the Tampa Bay Rays are revamping the roles of major league pitchers.A decade after embracing Joe MaddonÂs entertaining managerial style and buying into baseballÂs analytical movement to transform themselves from perennial losers to playoff contenders, the budget-minded franchise is trying to reinvent itself through unconventional means.Welcome to the dawn of the ÂopenerÂŽ and Âbullpen days,ÂŽ which the Rays have used to overcome a dearth of start-ing pitching to rebound from the worst 17-game stretch to begin a season in team history.ItÂs a world where longtime relievers Sergio Romo and Jonny Venters made the first starts of their major league careers, and the Rays used 30 different pitchers Â„ seven of them rookies who combined for 39 starts Â„ through their first 106 games.ÂItÂs still early, but I think we found out that it does benefit some pitchers,ÂŽ Rays manager Kevin Cash said.While Cash concedes itÂs still too early to draw any con-clusions about the potential effectiveness long-term Â„ or whether other clubs will be intrigued enough to follow Tampa BayÂs lead Â„ the strat-egy nevertheless has helped the Rays stay afloat following a 4-13 start.The team is 49-40 in 89 games since April 18 and 53-53 overall entering a nine-game homestand that began Tuesday.Depending on the matchup, the Rays may use an ÂopenerÂŽ to face three to six batters to begin a game.A Âbullpen dayÂŽ starter, by comparison, generally pitches deeper into games though usually no more than twice through an opposing teamÂs lineup.ÂI think some of our young starters have been benefited by not having to face that first four or five hitters in the lineup,ÂŽ Cash said. ÂI give a lot of credit to those guys for buying into a unique approach Rays turn season around with creative use of bullpen By Fred GoodallThe Associated PressTAMPA Â„ As a veteran quarterback accustomed to ever-changing roles, thereÂs little Ryan Fitzpatrick hasnÂt experienced during a 14-year NFL career.HeÂs been a starter and a backup Â„ several times.Now, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting on him to help them weather Jameis WinstonÂs three-game suspension for violating the leagueÂs personal conduct policy.And then head back to the bench.ÂI thought I had seen and been through it all,ÂŽ said Fitzpatrick, whoÂs entering his second season with his seventh pro team. ÂBut another year, another differ-ent situation.ÂŽNot that the 35-year-old is complaining.Fitzpatrick signed with Tampa Bay before last season, knowing coach Dirk Koetter sought him purely as a backup.ÂIÂve learned that you view it as a one-game-at-a-time opportunity. ThatÂs just the way it is in this league,ÂŽ Fitz-patrick said.ÂIn 2015, when I played with the (New York) Jets, I was a backup and ended up (playing) the whole year with the situation there,ÂŽ he added. ÂIn 2016, I was a starter and I ended up getting benched three times. Every year is Temporary starterTampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) th rows a p ass during a training camp on Saturday in Tampa. [AP PHOTO/CHRIS OÂMEARA, FILE] BucsÂ Fitzpatrick prepares to ll in for suspended Winston Tampa Bay RaysÂ Sergio Romo pitches to a Seattle Mariners batter during the Â“ rst inning of a game on June 1 in Seattle. ItÂs a world where long-time reliever Sergio Romo made the Â“ rst start of his major league career, and the Rays used 30 different pitchers through their Â“ rst 106 games. [AP PHOTO/TED S. WARREN, FILE] Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter, right, talks to quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) during the Â“ rst half of a game against the New York Jets on Nov. 12, 2017, in Tampa. [AP PHOTO/JASON BEHNKEN] See BUCS, C3See NASCAR, C3 See RAYS, C3By Ben WalkerThe Associated PressFor Brian Dozier, getting traded meant a dash to the airport and a long trip to Dodger Stadium. For Jake Diekman, it was a lot easier Â„ he simply rode the bullpen cart from one clubhouse to the other at Chase Field.Chris Archer, Jonathan Schoop and a bunch of reliev-ers moved on deadline day, a flurry of 15 swaps Tuesday before time ran out to make deals without waivers.The trade market kept spin-ning at a dizzying pace. Every team except San Francisco made at least one deal since the All-Star Game, with Tampa Bay swinging seven.Archer, a two-time AllStar, hugged teammates at Tropicana Field before head-ing to Pittsburgh. He is 3-5 with a 4.31 ERA in 17 starts this season, and joins a Pirates club that has pushed back into the playoff race even after trading away Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen in the offseason.ÂTheyÂre super-hot right now, and they want me,ÂŽ Archer said. ÂIÂm excited to be part of the organization that wants me, part of a rich base-ball history, a hard-working community. I canÂt wait to get there.ÂŽThe Rays sent former AllStar catcher Wilson Ramos to NL East-leading Philadel-phia, while Leonys Martin, Kevin Gausman and Cameron Maybin also switched sides as contenders tweaked their rosters.And why not? All but four National League teams began the day within 5 games of a playoff spot. The American League is more spread out Â„ division leaders Boston, Cleveland and Houston have been busy.Manny Machado, Cole Hamels, Zach Britton, Mike Archer among urry of trades15 players switched teams on deadline daySee TRADES, C3
C2 Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to email@example.com. Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next dayÂs edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TV BASEBALL FCSL PLAYOFFSMondayÂs game Winter Park 20, Seminole 17 TuesdayÂs games Winter Park at Leesburg, late Sanford at DeLand, late TodayÂs games Leesburg at Winter Park, 7 p.m. DeLand at Sanford, 7 p.m. ThursdayÂs games Winter Park at Leesburg, if necessary, 7 p.m. Sanford at DeLand, if necessary, 7 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta 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 35 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC 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 40 3 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 26New York City FC 2, Orlando City 0 Los Angeles Galaxy 2, Los Angeles FC 2, tieJuly 28Atlanta 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 1July 29Seattle 3, New York City FC 1 Los Angeles Galaxy 4, Orlando City 3SaturdayÂs GamesToronto 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.SundayÂs GameLos Angeles FC at New York Red Bulls, 6 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern (Home teams listed Â“ 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 WOMENÂS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 14 1 4 46 41 14 Seattle 8 4 6 30 20 15 Portland 8 5 5 29 29 22 Orlando 8 6 5 29 27 26 Chicago 7 4 7 28 26 22 Utah 5 6 7 22 14 18 Houston 5 7 5 20 21 28 Washington 2 11 4 10 11 24 Sky Blue FC 0 13 3 3 12 32 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.July 28Sky Blue FC at Chicago, ppd.SundayÂs GamesPortland at North Carolina, 6 p.m. Sky Blue FC at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Seattle, 9 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. 8Washington at Utah, 10 p.m.Friday, Aug. 10North Carolina at Chicago, 8 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Chicago -116 at Pittsburgh +106 at Washington Off New York Off at Atlanta -171 Miami +159 at St. Louis -123 Colorado +113 at Los Angeles -153 Milwaukee +143American Leagueat Chicago -116 Kansas City +106 at New York -265 Baltimore +235 Cleveland -175 at Minnesota +163 at Oakland -135 Toronto +125 Houston -123 at Seattle +113 at Tampa Bay Off Los Angeles OffInterleagueat Detroit -113 Cincinnati +103NFL PRESEASON Thursday Hall of Fame GameFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Baltimore 1 2 33 ChicagoUpdated Odds Available at Pregame.com TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLES Â„ Traded RHPs Kevin Gausman and Darren OÂDay to Atlanta for RHP Evan Phillips, INF Jean Carlos Encarnacion, C Brett Cumberland, LHP Bruce Zimmerman and international signing bonus pool money. Optioned Phillips to Norfolk (IL). Assigned Cumberland and Zimmerman to Bowie (EL) and Encarnacion to Delmarva (SAL). Traded 2B Jonathan Schoop to Milwaukee for 2B Jonathan Villar, RHP Luis Ortiz and INF Jean Carmona. BOSTON RED SOX Â„ Placed LHP Chris Sale on the 10-day DL, retroactive to July 28. Recalled RHP Brandon Workman from Pawtucket (IL). Optioned INF Tzu-Wei Lin to Pawtucket (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS Â„ Optioned RHP Adam Plutko to Columbus (IL). Recalled OF Greg Allen from Columbus. Traded SS Willi Castro to Detroit for OF Leonys Martin and RHP Kyle Dowdy. Sent LHP Andrew Miller to Columbus (IL) for a rehab assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS Â„ Traded 2B Brian Dozier to the L.A. Dodgers for INF Logan Forsythe, OF Luke Raley and LHP Devin Smeltzer. Reinstated RHP Addison Reed from the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Trevor May from Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES Â„ Selected the contract of LHP Ryan Bollinger from Trenton (EL). SEATTLE MARINERS Â„ Designated 2B Gordon Beckham for assignment. Optioned 1B Daniel Vogelbach to Tacoma (PCL). Placed 3B Kyle Seager on paternity leave. Reinstated LHP James Paxton from the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of SS Zach Vincej from Tacoma. TAMPA BAY RAYS Â„ Traded C Wilson Ramos to Philadelphia for a player to be named or cash. Traded LHP Hunter Schryver to the Chicago White Sox for international signing bonus pool money. Traded RHP Chris Archer to Pittsburgh for OF Austin Meadow, RHP Tyler Glasnow and and player to be named. TORONTO BLUE JAYS Â„ Traded RHP John Axford to the L.A. Dodgers for RHP Corey Copping. Designated RHP Oliver Drake for assignment. Reinstated RHP Marco Estrada from the 10-day DL. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Â„ Acquired LHP Jake Diekman from Texas for RHP WeiChieh Huang and a player to be named. Transferred RHP Shelby Miller to the 60-day DL. Designated LHP Jorge De La Rosa for assignment. ATLANTA BRAVES Â„ Placed LHP Sam Freeman on the 10-day DL, retroactive to July 29. CINCINNATI REDS Â„ Optioned RHPs Lucas Sims and Matt Wisler and OF Preston Tucker to Louisville (IL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS Â„ Sent LHP Julio Urias to the AZL Dodgers for a rehab assignment. MIAMI MARLINS Â„ Traded RHP Brad Ziegler to Arizona for RHP Tommy Eveld. Traded OF Cameron Maybin to Seattle for INF Bryson Brigman and international signing bonus pool money. MILWAUKEE BREWERS Â„ Released INF Brad Miller. NEW YORK METS Â„ Assigned OF Matt den Dekker outright to Las Vegas (PCL). Claimed INF Jack Reinheimer off waivers from Arizona and optioned him to Las Vegas. Sent 3B Todd Frazier to Brooklyn (NYP) for a rehab assignment. Transferred OF Yoenis Cespedes to the 60-day DL. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES Â„ Traded RHP Jacob Waguespack to Toronto for LHP Aaron Loup. Designated 3B Trevor Plouffe and LHP Zac Curtis for assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Â„ Traded OF Tommy Pham and international signing bonus pool money to Tampa Bay for OF Justin Williams, LHP Genesis Cabrera and RHP Roel Ramirez. Acquired OFs Conner Capel and Jhon Torres from Cleveland for OF Oscar Mercado. SAN DIEGO PADRES Â„ Placed LHP Eric Lauer on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Walker Lockett from El Paso (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS Â„ Traded RHP Brandon Kintzler to the Chicago Cubs for RHP Jhon Romero. Reinstated 3B Anthony Rendon from the family medical leave list. American Association LINCOLN SALTDOGS Â„ Traded OF Angel Reyes to Wichita for two players to be named and cash. ST. PAUL SAINTS Â„ Signed RHP Andrew Thome. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS Â„ Announced OF Jay Austin signed with Tigres de Quintana Roo (Mexican League). Released RHP Will Lamarche. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES Â„ Traded INF Blake Schmit to Sioux City for three players to be named. Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS Â„ Released C Audie Afenir and RHP Lee Sosa. Signed C Dioner Navarro. Can-Am League OTTAWA CHAMPIONS Â„ Signed INF Tyler Brown. QUEBEC CAPITALES Â„ Released RHP Matt Cassinelli and INF Liam Wilson. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS Â„ Traded INF Manny Cruz to the Joliet Slammers. NORMAL CORNBELTERS Â„ Signed OF Sean Hurley. RIVER CITY RASCALS Â„ Traded RHP Matt Chavarria to the Evansville Otters.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLS Â„ Re-signed G Ryan Arcidiacono. SAN ANTONIO SPURS Â„ Waived G Brandon Paul.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFL MEDIA Â„ Named Greg Polcsa vice president, NFL franchise and network marketing. DETROIT LIONS Â„ Signed OT Jamar McGloster. Released OT Adam Bisnowaty. MINNESOTA VIKINGS Â„ Signed WR Stefon Diggs to a Â“ ve-year contract extension. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Â„ Signed OL Brian Schwenke. Released TE Shane Wimann. OAKLAND RAIDERS Â„ Waived OL Vadal Alexander. TENNESSEE TITANS Â„ Signed DL Johnny Maxey and DuÂVonta Lampkin. Placed CB Tye Smith on injured reserve. Waivedinjured DL Claude Pelon. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS Â„ Released WR Giovanni Aprile. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS Â„ Signed DT Bryant Turner Jr. to a one-day contract and announced his retirement.SOCCERMajor League Soccer FC DALLAS Â„ Signed D Moises Hernandez. MINNESOTA UNITED Â„ Exercised their 2018 option on D Carter Manley and loaned him to Las Vegas (USL).COLLEGESFLORIDA GULF COAST Â„ Named Travis Wallace menÂs and womenÂs basketball strength and conditioning coordinator. HOFSTRA Â„ Named Brian Toron assistant volleyball coach. IOWA Â„ Announced S Brandon Snyder is leaving the football program. Suspended OT Tristan Wirfs one game. MUHLENBERG Â„ Named Jason Toedter menÂs and womenÂs tennis coach. WAGNER Â„ Named Taylor Mihok womenÂs golf coach. GOLF UPCOMING TOURNAMENTSAll times EasternINTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PGA TOURS WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONALSite: Akron, Ohio. Course: Firestone CC (South). Yardage: 7,400. Par: 70. Purse: $10 million. WinnerÂs share: $1.7 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 1:30-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, noon-1:45 p.m. (Golf Channel); 2-6 p.m. (CBS Sports). Defending champion: Hideki Matsuyama. Last WGC: Bubba Watson won the Dell Match Play. Notes: Tiger Woods narrowly qualiÂ“ ed for the tournament by moving to No. 50 in the world. He is an eight-time winner, and his last victory was Â“ ve years ago at Firestone when he won by seven shots. ... This is the Â“ nal year of the tournament at Firestone. The World Golf Championship will be folded into a PGA Tour event next year in Memphis, Tenn., and be the WGC-FedEx Invitational. ... Firestone previously hosted the World Series of Golf dating to 1962, when it began as a four-man exhibition. ... Woods won seven out of 10 times at Firestone through 2009. Since then, eight players have won the last eight years. ... Sergio Garcia, No. 22 in the world, is No. 132 in the FedEx Cup standings. This event, in effect, gives him a free start to gain on points. ... Excluding the opposite-Â“ eld events, Michael Kim is the only PGA Tour winner this season who is not in the Â“ eld because the John Deere ClassicÂs Â“ eld was not strong enough to qualify. ... Francesco MolinariÂs victory in the British Open made him the 20th player to win a major and a World Golf Championship. Next WGC: HSBC Champions in Shanghai on Oct. 25-28. Online: www.pgatour.com and www.europeantour.com LPGA TOUR RICOH WOMENÂS BRITISH OPENSite: Lytham St. Annes, England. Course: Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Yardage: 6,585. Par: 72. Purse: $3.25 million. WinnerÂs share: $487,500. Television: Thursday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 7-11 a.m. (Golf Channel); 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, 7-11:30 a.m. (Golf Channel); 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (NBC). Defending champion: I.K. Kim. Race to CME Globe leader: Ariya Jutanugarn. Last week: Ariya Jutanugarn won the Ladies Scottish Open. Notes: Jutanugarn becomes the Â“ rst player to cross $2 million in LPGA earnings this year, and she returned to No. 1 in the womenÂs world ranking, replacing Inbee Park. She last was No. 1 for two weeks in June 2017. ... Jutanugarn leads every major statistical category on the LPGA Tour, including most birdies. ... Lexi Thompson is skipping the major to take time off for her mental and emotional state. She plans to return at the next LPGA event to defend her title in the Indy Women in Tech Championship. ... This is the Â“ fth time the WomenÂs British Open has been held at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. The Â“ rst time was in 1998, won by Sherri Steinhauer, before the LPGA Tour designated it as a major. ... Catriona Matthew of Scotland won the last time it was held at Royal Lytham. She was awarded an honorary membership this week. ... Jutanugarn is now 9-2 when she has at least a share of the 54-hole lead on the LPGA Tour. ... Tiffany John was among 17 players who qualiÂ“ ed for the WomenÂs British Open on Monday. Paula Creamer is the Â“ rst alternate after failing to advance from a seven-for-six playoff at St. Annes Links. Next tournament: Indy Women in Tech Championship on Aug. 16-19. Online: www.lpga.com PGA TOUR BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Reno, Nev. Course: Montreaux Golf & CC. Yardage: 7,472. Par: 72. Purse: $3.4 million. WinnerÂs share: $612,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, 6:30-9 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 6-9 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Chris Stroud. FedEx Cup leader: Dustin Johnson. Last week: Dustin Johnson won the RBC Canadian Open. Notes: The tournament uses the modiÂ“ ed Stableford scoring format, with 8 points for an albatross, 5 points for an eagle, 2 points for a birdie and zero points for a par. One point is subtracted for a bogey, and 3 points are subtracted for a double bogey or worse. ... The winner earns a spot in the PGA Championship if he is not already eligible. ... Vaughn Taylor is the only back-to-back winner since the tournament began in 1999. ... David Duval is playing on a sponsorÂs exemption, giving the Â“ eld six former major champions. The others are Retief Goosen, Geoff Ogilvy, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Mike Weir. ... Norman Xiong is playing on a sponsorÂs exemption. He has missed the cut in his other three PGA Tour starts since turning pro. Next week: PGA Championship. Online: www.pgatour.com PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS 3M CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Blaine, Minn. Course: TPC Twin Cities. Yardage: 7,114. Par: 72. Purse: $1.75 million. WinnerÂs share: $262,500. Television: Friday, 5-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 4-6 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Paul Goydos. Charles Schwab Cup leader: Jerry Kelly. Last week: Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Senior British Open. Notes: Jimenez became the fourth multiple winner on the PGA Tour Champions this year with his victory in the Senior British Open. Both of the SpaniardÂs victories were majors. ... This marked the seventh straight year that a player has won multiple majors on the senior circuit. ... This is the Â“ nal year of the 3M Championship. It will become a PGA Tour next year in early July. ... Scott McCarron is the only player to win a regular PGA Tour Champions event this year without breaking 70 in the Â“ rst round. He shot 70 at the American Family Insurance Open. ... Kenny Perry is the only back-to-back winner of the 3M Championship. ... The top four players on the money list Â„ Jerry Kelly, Jimenez, David Toms and Bernharnd Langer Â„ are separated by $214,480. ... Langer failed to win a senior major for the Â“ rst time since 2013. Next tournament: DickÂs Sporting Goods Open on Aug. 17-19. Online: www.pgatour.com/champions EUROPEAN TOUR FIJI INTERNATIONALSite: Natadola, Fiji. Course: Natadola Bay Championship GC. Yardage: 7,190. Par: 72. Purse: A$1.25 million. WinnerÂs share: A$208,333. Television: Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 7 p.m. to midnight (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Jason Norris. Race to Dubai leader: Francesco Molinari. Last week: Richard McEvoy won the Porsche European Open. Next week: European Golf Team Championships. Online: www.europeantour.com and www. asiantour.com and www.pga.org.au OTHER TOURSMEN Challenge Tour: Swedish Challenge, Katrineholms GC, Katrineholm, Sweden. Defending champion: Estanislao Goya. Online: www.europeantour.com/ challengetour Mackenzie Tour: Syncrude Oil Country Championship, Edmonton Petroleum Golf & CC, Edmonton, Alberta. Defending champion: Patrick Newcomb. Online: www.pgatour. com/canada PGA Tour Latinoamerica: Bupa Match Play, Iberostar Playa Paraiso GC, Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: www.pgatour.com/la/en PGA Tour China: Yantai Championship, Yantai Nanshan Mashanzai GC, Shandong, China. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: www.pgatour.com/china Sunshine Tour: Sun Royal Spa Swazi Challenge, Royal Swazi Spa CC, Mbabane, Swaziland. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: www.sunshinetour.com Staysure Tour: PGA Seniors Championship, The London GC, Kent, England. Defending champion: Peter Fowler. Online: www. europeantour.com/staysuretour Western Golf Association: Western Amateur, Sunset Ridge CC, NorthÂ“ eld, Ill. Defending champion: Norman Xiong. Online: www.thewesternamateur.com WOMEN Japan LPGA: Hokkaido Meiji Cup, Sapporo International CC (Shimamatsu), Hokkaido, Japan. Defending champion: Haruka MoritaWanyaoLu. Online: www.lpga.or.jp2017-18 PGA TOUR SCHEDULEOct. 5-8 Â„ Safeway Open (Brendan Steele) Oct. 12-15 Â„ CIMB Classic (Pat Perez) Oct. 19-22 Â„ The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges (Justin Thomas) Oct. 26-29 Â„ WGC-HSBC Champions (Justin Rose) Oct. 26-29 Â„ Sanderson Farms Championship (Ryan Armour) Nov. 2-5 Â„ Shriners Hospital for Children Open (Patrick Cantlay) Nov. 9-12 Â„ OHL Classic at Mayakoba (Patton Kizzire) Nov. 16-19 Â„ RSM Classic, Sea Island Resort (Austin Cook) Nov. 30-Dec. 3 Â„ Hero World Challenge (Rickie Fowler) Dec. 8-10 Â„ QBE Shootout (Sean OÂHair, Steve Stricker) Jan. 4-7 Â„ Sentry Tournament of Champions (Dustin Johnson) Jan. 11-14 Â„ Sony Open (Patton Kizzire) Jan. 18-21 Â„ CareerBuilder Challenge (Jon Rahm) Jan. 25-28 Â„ Farmers Insurance Open, Torrey Pines GC (South, North), San Diego (Jason Day) Feb. 1-4 Â„ Waste Management Phoenix Open (Gary Woodland) Feb. 8-11 Â„ AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Ted Potter, Jr.) Feb. 15-18 Â„ Genesis Open (Bubba Watson) Feb. 22-25 Â„ Honda Classic (Justin Thomas) March 1-4 Â„ WGC-Mexico Championship (Phil Mickelson) March 8-11 Â„ Valspar Championship (Paul Casey) March 15-18 Â„ Arnold Palmer Invitational (Rory McIlroy) March 21-25 Â„ WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (Bubba Watson) March 22-25 Â„ Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship (Brice Garnett) March 29-April 1 Â„ Houston Open (Ian Poulter) April 5-8 Â„ The Masters (Patrick Reed) April 12-15 Â„ RBC Heritage (Satoshi Kodaira) April 19-22 Â„ Valero Texas Open (Andrew Landry) April 26-29 Â„ Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Billy Horschel/Scott Piercy) May 3-6 Â„ Wells Fargo Championship (Jason Day) May 10-13 Â„ The Players Championship (Webb Simpson) May 17-20 Â„ AT&T Byron Nelson (Aaron Wise) May 24-27 Â„ Fort Worth Invitational (Justin Rose) May 31-June 3 Â„ Memorial Tournament (Bryson DeChambeau) June 7-10 Â„ FedEx St. Jude Classic (Dustin Johnson) June 14-17 Â„ U.S. Open (Brooks Koepka) June 21-24 Â„ T ravelers Championship (Bubba Watson) June 28-July 1 Â„ The National (Francesco Molinari) July 5-8 Â„ The Greenbrier Classic (Kevin Na) July 12-15 Â„ John Deere Classic (Michael Kim) July 19-22 Â„ The Open Championship (Francesco Molinari) July 19-23 Â„ Barbasol Championship (Troy Merritt) July 26-29 Â„ RBC Canadian Open (Dustin Johnson) Aug. 2-5 Â„ WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Firestone CC (South Course), Akron, Ohio Aug. 2-5 Â„ Barracuda Championship, Montreux Golf and CC, Reno, Nev. Aug. 9-12 Â„ PGA Championship, Bellerive CC, St. Louis Aug. 16-19 Â„ Wyndham Championship, SedgeÂ“ eld CC, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 23-26 Â„ The Northern Trust, Ridgewood CC, Paramus, N.J. Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Â„ Dell Technologies Championship, TPC Boston, Norton, Mass. Sept. 6-9 Â„ BMW Championship, Aronimink GC, Newtown Square, Pa. Sept. 20-23 Â„ Tour Championship, East Lake GC, Atlanta Sept. 28-30 Â„ Ryder Cup, Le Golf National (Albatross Course), Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, FranceWORLD 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 2.362018 RYDER CUP POINTSAt Le Golf National, Guyancourt, FranceSept. 28-30, 2018 Through July 29 UNITED STATES1. Brooks Koepka 8,981.472 2. Dustin Johnson 8,925.287 3. Patrick Reed 7,740.630 4. Justin Thomas 6,727.053 5. Bubba Watson 5,509.387 6. Jordan Spieth 5,148.306 7. Rickie Fowler 4,620.241 8. Webb Simpson 4,277.808 9. Bryson DeChambeau 4,236.858 10. Phil Mickelson 4,120.703 11. Xander Schauffele 3,803.703 12. Matt Kuchar 3,715.446 13. Kevin Kisner 3,332.251 14. Tony Finau 3,301.224 15. Brian Harman 3,241.907EUROPE European Points1. Francesco Molinari 5,663,301.97 2. Justin Rose 4,372,092.40 3. Tyrrell Hatton 3,882,010.28 4. Tommy Fleetwood 3,440,030.99 5. Alex Noren 3,343,942.85 6. Rory McIlroy 3,139,064.80 7. Jon Rahm 2,849,362.17 8. Thorbjorn Olesen 2,809,967.40 9. Russell Knox 2,520,465.12 10. Eddie Pepperell 2,450,772.29World Points1. Justin Rose 357.50 2. Francesco Molinari 343.69 3. Rory McIlroy 286.77 4. Tommy Fleetwood 285.56 5. Jon Rahm 278.63 6. Alex Noren 248.12 7. Tyrrell Hatton 220.17 8. Paul Casey 162.56 9. Matthew Fitzpatrick 148.26 10. Ian Poulter 147.94FEDEX CUP LEADERSThrough July 29Rank, Player Points Money 1. Dustin Johnson 2,513 $6,715,752 2. Justin Thomas 1,986 $5,858,980 3. Justin Rose 1,946 $5,701,553 4. Bubba Watson 1,854 $5,121,848 5. Jason Day 1,654 $4,457,601 6. Bryson DeChambeau 1,585 $4,489,759 7. Francesco Molinari 1,569 $4,249,079 8. Patrick Reed 1,521 $4,553,268 9. Phil Mickelson 1,507 $4,039,082 10. Tony Finau 1,425 $3,639,182 11. Webb Simpson 1,380 $3,881,942 12. Patton Kizzire 1,361 $3,246,531 13. Brooks Koepka 1,297 $4,075,792 14. Paul Casey 1,294 $3,221,781 15. Patrick Cantlay 1,260 $3,130,039 16. Jon Rahm 1,244 $3,070,168 17. Rickie Fowler 1,189 $3,411,340 18. Chesson Hadley 1,113 $2,712,658 19. Kevin Na 1,112 $2,902,641 20. Andrew Landry 1,101 $2,481,525 21. Pat Perez 1,091 $2,811,542 22. Marc Leishman 1,086 $3,279,521 23. Xander Schauffele 1,056 $3,127,960 24. Rory McIlroy 1,053 $3,343,313 25. Tommy Fleetwood 1,050 $3,108,630 26. Brian Harman 1,048 $2,601,490 27. Austin Cook 1,045 $2,271,202 28. Luke List 1,041 $2,575,584 29. Aaron Wise 993 $2,563,642 30. Brendan Steele 992 $2,220,548 31. Alex Noren 964 $2,520,840 32. Chez Reavie 958 $2,370,611 33. Beau Hossler 957 $2,337,174 34. Ian Poulter 932 $2,446,447 35. Ryan Armour 926 $2,231,789 36. Byeong Hun An 901 $2,377,135 37. Gary Woodland 895 $2,162,103 38. Kevin Kisner 894 $2,609,709 39. Billy Horschel 883 $2,138,771 40. Kyle Stanley 883 $2,406,736 41. Charles Howell III 882 $2,065,935 42. Jordan Spieth 877 $2,299,394 43. Emiliano Grillo 869 $2,077,661 44. Keegan Bradley 860 $2,198,933 45. Si Woo Kim 821 $2,022,640 46. Henrik Stenson 811 $2,466,397 47. Tiger Woods 807 $2,144,712 48. Scott Piercy 792 $1,817,919 49. Brian Gay 783 $1,862,391 50. Cameron Smith 771 $2,182,180 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, 400HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 Â„ Saratoga Live, Shine Again Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. GOLF 8 p.m. GOLF Â„ European PGA Tour, Fiji International, Â“ rst round, at Natadola, Fiji MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB Â„ Regional coverage, Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees OR Toronto at Oakland (3:30 p.m.) 7 p.m. MLB Â„ Regional coverage, Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh OR Miami at Atlanta (7:30 p.m.) SUN Â„ L.S. Angels at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. FS-Florida Â„ Miami at Atlanta 10 p.m. MLB Â„ Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers SOCCER 3 p.m. ESPN2 Â„ International Champions Cup, Arsenal vs. Chelsea, at Dublin 4 p.m. ESPNEWS Â„ International Champions Cup, BenÂ“ ca vs. Olympique Lyonnais, at Faro-Loul, Portugal 7:30 p.m. ESPN Â„ MLS, All-Star Game, MLS All-Stars vs. Juventus, at Atlanta WNBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA Â„ New York at Connecticut 10 p.m. NBA Â„ Phoenix at Las Vegas By Rob MaaddiThe Associated PressPHILADELPHIA Â„ Brian Dawkins trans-formed from a calm, soft-spoken man into an action hero on game days for 16 seasons in the NFL.Following what seemed like an out-of-body experience during pregame introductions, ÂWeapon XÂŽ terrorized opponents with ferocious hits all over the field. Dawkins redefined the safety position by providing excellent pass coverage, strong run support, and the ability to blitz quarterbacks. A fan of the ÂWolverineÂŽ Marvel comic, Dawkins played like a safety, cornerback, linebacker and defensive lineman in one package. No. 20 was the heart and soul on defense for the Philadel-phia Eagles during the teamÂs impressive run of success in the 2000s. His unique skills helped Dawkins become the first defensive back in franchise history elected into the Hall of Fame.Perhaps even more remarkable is the fact no football player who passed through a city known for its passion and toughness was more revered than Dawkins. He has a special bond with the fans.ÂTheyÂre crazy. TheyÂre twisted in some ways. But I love them, because there are a lot of parts of me that are twisted in a lot of different ways,ÂŽ Dawkins said. ÂThatÂs why I did some of the crazy stuff on the field that I did. So we fit like hand in glove. ÂI believe if a Phila-delphia Eagles fan had a chance to play, I believe the majority of them, if not all of them, would play the game the way that I played it. They would dance, they would be having a good time, and they would go out and enjoy the opportu-nity to be on the football field and show it and not be afraid to show their emotions, to play with passion and give every-thing that they have, because that would be the only chance that they would ever get to play the game of football, and thatÂs how I played. I played with a chip on my shoulder. I wanted to have a good time. I danced. I celebrated after plays. I celebrated with my teammates, and they saw that.ÂŽDawkins was a fourtime All-Pro and went to the Pro Bowl seven times in 13 seasons with the Eagles. He made two more Pro Bowl rosters in three seasons for the Denver Broncos.Dawkins played in five NFC championship games and one Super Bowl, a 24-21 loss to the New England Patriots following the 2004 season. He had 37 interceptions, 36 forced fumbles and 26 sacks in 224 regular-season games. His crushing hit on AtlantaÂs Alge Crumpler was the defining moment in Philadel-phiaÂs 27-10 victory over the Falcons that sent the team to its second Super Bowl appearance. ÂThat was kind of a tone setter for what the game was going to be about,ÂŽ Dawkins said. ÂIt was going to be a physical contest. We knew that going into it. We talked about it all week long. It just so happened that Alge got the brunt of that blow when it comes to the frustration and anger I felt.ÂŽ Brian DawkinsÂ alter ego sends him to the hall
DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 1, 2018 C3different. You have to take it game by game and just go from there.ÂŽFitzpatrick, who turns 36 in November, entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams in 2005.In addition to the Bucs and Jets, heÂs also played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans, completing nearly 60 percent of his passes for 26,991 yards, 173 touchdowns and 136 interceptions.HeÂs one of just four players in NFL history Â„ along with Vinny Testaverde, Gus Frerotte and Chris Chandler Â„ to throw TD passes with seven dif-ferent teams.Winston, suspended following the leagueÂs investigation of an allegation that he groped a female Uber driver during a ride in March 2016, will miss games against New Orleans, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to begin the season.Fitzpatrick rejected the notion that his role is to Âsave the season.ÂŽÂThe season hasnÂt even started yet. ... ItÂs a cliche, but itÂs one game at a time. You have to look at it that way,ÂŽ Fitzpatrick said. ÂNot even based off last year, talent-wise, looking at the team we have out here, IÂm in the huddle on offense, and itÂs a pretty exciting huddle to be in as a quarterback looking at some of those guys.ÂŽWith Winston missing three games and portions of two others because of injury, Fitzpatrick went 2-1 as a starter a year ago. Three seasons ago, he threw for a career-best 3,905 yards and 31 TDs with the Jets.Koetter noted that Fitz-patrick has 119 career starts and said he has total confidence in the veteranÂs ability to handle the offense.ÂWeÂre fortunate enough to have him,ÂŽ Koetter said. ÂWe saw what he could do when he was our starter last year for three games. ThereÂs no reason for us to be afraid of Ryan playing quarterback for us. HeÂs going to play fine.ÂŽAnd Winston, whoÂs allowed to practice during training camp and play preseason games, intends to do whatever he can help Fitzpatrick and No. 3 quarterback Ryan Griffin, a fifth-year pro whoÂs never taken a snap in a regular-season game.ÂAs a teammate first, I understand itÂs about this team and I am going to be there for Fitz as much as I can,ÂŽ said Winston, who is entering his fourth season.ÂBut itÂs also about getting Ryan (Griffin) ready as well,ÂŽ the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner added. ÂMy influence on this team is going to be positive, and IÂm going to be their best support system they have.ÂŽ BUCSFrom Page C1thatÂs been talked about a lot.ÂItÂs nice that they have come together, embraced it, and I think enjoyed it to some extent. When it goes well, itÂs a lot of fun.ÂŽThe ÂopenerÂŽ debuted May 19, when Romo made the first start of an 11-year big league career after 588 relief appear-ances. Since then, the Rays have the major leaguesÂ second-best ERA.In all, theyÂve used an ÂopenerÂŽ 24 times, going 11-13 in those games. Additionally, there have been 19 Âbullpen daysÂŽ in which the team has gone 9-10.Tampa Bay is averaging 4.3 innings per starter, by far the fewest in the major leagues, according to Baseball Info Solu-tions. Toronto is 29th at 5.27 innings.ÂIt definitely is dif-ferent. It definitely is outside the box. But the way itÂs all been pieced together, itÂs almost turning into our normal,ÂŽ said Romo, who more recently has re-settled into a more customary role as a closer.Rookie Ryne Stanek, for the most part, has flourished as an opener, holding oppo-nents scoreless in 12 of 15 starts, including four in which he didnÂt allow a hit. Venters, who made 244 appearances as a reliever before making his first major league start in early June, did not fare as well in his only outing as an opener. The 33-year-old was traded last week to Atlanta.ÂRyne Stanek definitely has benefited from that role,ÂŽ Cash said. ÂItÂs amazing every day how much buy-in we get. We know weÂre doing some unique things and some question-able things that people scratch their head at, but these pitchers do a tremendous job of buying in.ÂŽGood, young starting pitching was among the keys to a stretch of four postseason appearances over six years under Maddon, including two AL East titles and an improbable run to the 2008 World Series.This seasonÂs unorthodox approach to dividing the workload was born of necessity.Cash expected to break spring training with a four-man rota-tion of Chris Archer, Blake Snell, Nathan Eovaldi and Jake Faria, while using the bull-pen to cover days that would require a fifth starter.The ÂopenerÂŽ was added to the mix help the manager cope with injuries that at times left the Rays with three Â„ and sometimes just two Â„ healthy starters.ÂI get it. It makes some sense, especially when they have some starters down. ... A little unconventional, and I donÂt think nec-essarily ideal, but I certainly get it,ÂŽ New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.ÂYou do what gives you the best chance to win, regardless,ÂŽ Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Show-alter echoed. ÂTheyÂre doing it because they donÂt have any start-ing pitchers.ÂŽ RAYSFrom Page C1 anything anymore, which is his right. But someone needs to be leading the cheers and if the fans only focus on the negative it is because NASCAR isnÂt doing a good enough job of promoting the positives.There are some areas to crow about, too:Â€ Bubba Wallace was not injured Sunday in a violent collision at Pocono that cracked a section of the energy-absorbing SAFER barrier. Upgrades to safety have been an ongoing process since Dale EarnhardtÂs 2001 fatal accident, and after Kyle Busch broke both his legs in a 2015 accident at Daytona, additional SAFER barriers have been built into almost every track on the circuit. Wrecks are one of the lures of NASCAR and because they are so frequent, it is easy to get desensitized to the danger. WallaceÂs wreck was a reminder it is still a deadly sport, and NASCAR has worked dili-gently to lessen the risks.Â€ Three series champi-ons are presently racing each other each week for the Cup title. Busch and Kevin Harvick have six wins each, while reigning NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. has four. Only four other drivers have been to vic-tory lane this season, and the last three races have gone to Truex, Harvick and Busch, in that order. Some may argue the Big 3 winning each week is get-ting old, but it is a chess match between a Ford and two Toyota teams unlike anything thatÂs been seen since the so-called Âgood Âol daysÂŽ of NASCAR.Â€ Although they arenÂt racing for wins right now, younger drivers are in the playoff mix and seven drivers not considered veterans are currently in the top 16 in the standings. At Pocono, five ÂYoung GunsÂŽ finished in the top seven, and that included Hendrick MotorsportsÂ baby-faced trio of Alex Bowman, Wil-liam Byron and Chase Elliott.Â€ NASCARÂs experiment with Âenhanced weekendsÂŽ that cut the on-track portion of an event from three days to two has been a boon to teams and given the road warriors a breather from the grueling 38-race schedule. Pocono was a two-day event, which led to a lengthy post-qualify-ing inspection process in which many cars failed. The trade-off was worth it to those who put in double shifts at the track each weekend.ÂAnything that keeps us home an extra day is good for me,ÂŽ said Busch crew chief Adam Stevens. ÂI have a family, most of us do, and if we can spend some extra time with them, it takes a little stress off the year. I think itÂs the right way to go.ÂŽMaybe the sky isnÂt fall-ing, and maybe the focus too often takes a sinister slant. But thatÂs on NASCAR to clean up Â„ and only NASCAR knows the size of the project. NASCARFrom Page C1Kyle Busch crosses the Â“ nish line to win a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday in Long Pond, Pa. [AP PHOTO / DERIK HAMILTON] Moustakas and Ian Kin-sler were among the big names that moved ear-lier this month.Bryce Harper, Jacob deGrom, J.T. Realmuto and McCutchen had been mentioned in trade spec-ulation, but stayed put. ÂI think whenever you hear your name or see your name on stuff, you always wonder. But I think thatÂs just the busi-ness side of the game,ÂŽ Harper said. ÂItÂs part of the game.ÂŽOne of HarperÂs team-mates packed up.Exactly a year after getting traded from Min-nesota to Washington, reliever Brandon Kintzler was part of another deadline deal. This time, the Nationals sent him to the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs.ÂI thought they were joking. I figured itÂs not AprilÂs Fools. They called me in, I said, ÂAm I traded?Â They said yeah,ÂŽ Kintzler said.An All-Star last year, Kintzler turns 34 on Wednesday.ÂBirthday again tomorrow, so IÂm travel-ing on my birthday again, so thatÂs great. It is what it is,ÂŽ he said.Dozier had been a fixture in MinnesotaÂs lineup for years. But the Twins dipped this season, and they sent the power-hitting second baseman to the NL West-leading Los Ange-les Dodgers for infielder Logan Forsythe and two minor leaguers.Rather than starting at Target Field in Min-neapolis, the 31-year-old Dozier hustled to join his new club as it hosted Milwaukee. HeÂs now part of a revamped infield for the defending NL West champion Dodgers, who added Machado two weeks ago. TRADESFrom Page C1
C4 Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com RECREATIONBy Paul Jenkinspaul.firstname.lastname@example.orgLEESBURG Â„ With a cham-pionship on the line, the play call went in to 8-year-old Nasaya Jackson. But Nasaya had other ideas, calling her own audible and scoring the winning touchdown.ÂI asked her why she didnÂt listen to her coach and changed the play,ÂŽ said NasayaÂs mom, Melissa Gerard. ÂShe said that wasnÂt the play her dad would have called, so she changed it to what he would have called.ÂŽNasaya had been taught to love football by her dad, play-ing backyard games with him in some of those special father-daughter bonding experiences.When Marco Jackson died in a motorcycle crash on April 27, 2017, the young girl wanted to do something to honor her father.The best way she could think of to do that was through football.A year ago, she was the only girl on her Leesburg Recreation DepartmentÂs Pop Warner. This year was her second season playing in the recre-ation departmentÂs flag football program.And now she canÂt wait for her second season of Pop Warner football to start later this month.ÂHer dad played football when he was young and he loved playing with the kids,ÂŽ Gerard said. ÂHe was just a wonderful father, and he was really into his kidsÂ lives.ÂŽNasaya took to the game like a natural, playing all over the field on both offense and defense.ÂShe wants to play in high school and college and her dream is to one day play in the NFL,ÂŽ Gerard said. ÂHer favor-ite player is (New York Giants receiver) Odell Beckham.ÂŽGerard doesnÂt follow the game much on the college or pro level, but she gets a thrill watching Nasaya and her sib-lings playing. NasayaÂs brother and sister are more into basketball, but she is hooked on football.ÂIt brings me so much joy watching my kids play,ÂŽ Gerard said. ÂIÂm their biggest fan, and IÂd much rather watch my kids play than watch sports on TV.ÂŽGerard admits to feeling regret that Jackson never got the chance to see his daughter on the football field.ÂThe only time he saw her play was when they would play together,ÂŽ Gerard said. ÂWhen she scored that winning touch-down and I saw that big smile on her face, it brought tears to my eyes.ÂI know he would be so proud of her and so happy to see how good sheÂs doing. I know heÂs looking down on her when she plays and I know he is proud of her.ÂŽMaking Dad proudNasaya Jackson, 8, plays Â” ag football at the Susan Street Sports Complex in Leesburg recently. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Leesburg girl plays football to honor her father To submit news or notes for the weekly recreation page, contact Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at email@example.com or 352-365-8204. Cardboard boat race set for Saturday The Lake County Rowing Association will hold its Â“ rst Clermont Cardboard Classic on Saturday at Waterfront Park in Clermont. Registration for the race is open at www.rowlcra. org/ccc/. The boats must be made from cardboard while paddles can be manufactured and made of any material. There are four divisions for the races, starting with ages 5 to 9 (tadpole), 10 to 14 (guppy), 15 to 20 (dolphins) and 21 and over (whales). The cost for the tadpole and guppy divisions is $15 per person while the cost for dolphins is $20 per person and whales is $25 per person. For more information, including boat building rules, visit www.facebook.com/ ClermontCardboardClassic/. Zumba class Saturday to benefit injured instructor The Family Martial Arts Center is sponsoring a Zumba beneÂ“ t for an instructor who was badly injured in an accident. The class will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon and will be conducted by Cathie Bazner. The class is open to the public and donations will be accepted. The Family Martial Arts Center is located at 3755 Lake Center Drive in Mount Dora. Leesburg Bitty Ball registration opens Sept. 1 Registration for the Leesburg Recreation DepartmentÂs Bitty Ball Basketball (ages 5-6) will open Sept. 1 and run through Nov. 1. For more information on any of the cityÂs recreation programs, visit http:/leesburgÂ” orida.gov/ or call 352-728-9885. Take a run through the park each Saturday ClermontÂs parkrun 5k takes place every Saturday from Lake Hiawatha Preserve Park promptly at 7:30 a.m. The Hiawatha Preserve is located on west side of Lake Minneola in Clermont. The address is 450 12th St., Clermont. The event is free and put on by volunteers each week and draws an aver age of about 75 runners a week. Participants are asked to register and print out a one-time parkrun barcode that is used for timing. Printing out the personal barcode is essential. For more information or to register, visit www.parkrun.us/ clermontwaterfront.NEWS & NOTES
DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 1, 2018 C5AMERICAN LEAGUENATIONAL LEAGUEEAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Boston 75 33 .694 Â„ Â„ 7-3 W-4 38-14 37-19 New York 67 37 .644 6 Â„ 5-5 W-2 37-15 30-22 Tampa Bay 53 53 .500 21 10 4-6 L-3 29-20 24-33 Toronto 48 57 .457 25 14 5-5 L-1 27-28 21-29 Baltimore 32 74 .302 42 31 5-5 W-3 20-35 12-39 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Cleveland 57 48 .543 Â„ Â„ 5-5 L-1 32-21 25-27 Minnesota 49 56 .467 8 13 5-5 W-1 30-22 19-34 Detroit 45 62 .421 13 18 5-5 L-1 27-27 18-35 Chicago 37 68 .352 20 25 4-6 L-1 20-31 17-37 Kansas City 32 73 .305 25 30 5-5 L-2 15-37 17-36 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Houston 67 41 .620 Â„ Â„ 3-7 L-5 32-24 35-17 Seattle 63 43 .594 3 Â„ 5-5 W-2 35-19 28-24 Oakland 62 46 .574 5 2 7-3 W-1 27-22 35-24 Los Angeles 54 53 .505 12 9 5-5 L-1 29-28 25-25 Texas 46 62 .426 21 18 5-5 W-4 20-34 26-28 EAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Philadelphia 58 48 .547 Â„ Â„ 4-6 L-4 34-18 24-30 Atlanta 56 47 .544 5-5 W-2 27-23 29-24 Washington 52 53 .495 5 5 5-5 L-2 23-25 29-28 New York 44 59 .427 12 12 5-5 W-1 21-33 23-26 Miami 46 62 .426 13 13 5-5 L-1 26-31 20-31 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Chicago 61 44 .581 Â„ Â„ 5-5 W-1 33-19 28-25 Milwaukee 62 47 .569 1 Â„ 7-3 W-1 33-21 29-26 Pittsburgh 55 52 .514 7 3 7-3 L-1 31-26 24-26 St. Louis 54 52 .509 7 4 5-5 W-1 27-25 27-27 Cincinnati 48 58 .453 13 10 5-5 W-3 26-31 22-27 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Los Angeles 59 48 .551 Â„ Â„ 5-5 L-2 28-25 31-23 Arizona 59 49 .546 Â„ 6-4 L-1 27-26 32-23 Colorado 57 48 .543 1 7-3 L-1 27-24 30-24 San Francisco 55 54 .505 5 4 4-6 W-3 32-22 23-32 San Diego 42 68 .382 18 18 2-8 L-7 20-36 22-32 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLGIANTS 3, PADRES 2, 10 INNINGS S AN FRANCISCO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. McCutchen rf 4 1 1 1 1 0 .258 dÂArnaud 2b 5 0 1 0 0 2 .273 Longoria 3b 5 1 2 0 0 1 .250 Hundley c 5 0 1 0 0 1 .253 S later 1b 3 1 1 0 2 0 .305 Crawford ss 5 0 2 1 0 2 .285 Pence lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .221 b-Panik ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 Moronta p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 W atson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Hanson ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .280 S mith p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Hernandez cf-lf 2 0 0 1 2 0 .266 Rodriguez p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .056 Duggar cf 1 0 0 0 1 0 .254 T OTALS 37 3 10 3 6 6 S AN DIEGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. J ankowski rf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .247 f -Renfroe ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 Margot cf 5 0 1 1 0 1 .249 Myers lf 5 1 1 0 0 3 .278 Hosmer 1b 3 0 1 1 1 1 .252 Hedges c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .231 Galvis ss 3 0 0 0 1 0 .237 V illanueva 3b 2 0 0 0 2 1 .219 A suaje 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .205 Richard p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .111 a-Spangenberg ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .226 Lyles p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 S tock p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Pirela ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 .258 Y ates p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Maton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --e-Ellis ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .293 T OTALS 34 2 5 2 5 10 S AN FRANCISCO 000 110 000 1Â„3 10 0 S AN DIEGO 100 000 010 0Â„2 5 0 a-struck out for Richard in the 5th. b-out on Â“elderÂs choice for Pence in the 8th. c-walked for Stock in the 8th. d-singled for Watson in the 10th. e-struck out for Maton in the 10th. f-popped out for Jankowski in t he 10th. LOBÂ„San Francisco 12, San Diego 7. 2BÂ„dÂArnaud (2), Jankowski (8), Hosmer (24). 3BÂ„Longoria (2). HRÂ„McCutchen (11), off Richard. RBIsÂ„McCutchen (44), Crawford (43), Hernandez (33), Margot (29), Hosmer (43). SBÂ„Margot (10). CSÂ„Duggar (1). SFÂ„Hernandez. SÂ„Rodriguez. Runners left in scoring positionÂ„San Francisco 8 (Longoria, Slater, Hernandez 2, Rodriguez 2, Duggar 2); San Diego 4 (Jan kowski, Myers, Hedges 2). RISPÂ„San Francisco 2 for 14; San Diego 0 for 7. Runners moved upÂ„dÂArnaud, Asuaje. GIDPÂ„Villanueva. DPÂ„San Francisco 2 (Rodriguez, dÂArnaud, Slater), (Crawford, dÂArnaud, Slater). SAN FRANCISCO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Rodriguez 7 3 1 1 3 7 112 2.59 Moronta, BS, 4-5 1 1 1 1 2 1 27 1.84 Watson, W, 4-4 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 2.06 Smith, S, 6-7 1 1 0 0 0 1 12 1.31 SAN DIEGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Richard 5 5 2 2 3 1 72 4.99 Lyles 2 0 0 0 0 2 23 4.22 Stock 1 2 0 0 1 1 23 3.86 Yates 1 0 0 0 1 1 16 1.49 Maton, L, 0-2 1 3 1 1 1 1 24 3.45 UmpiresÂ„Home, Mark Carlson; First, Bruce Dreckman; Second, Tom Woodring; Third, Mike Estabrook. TÂ„3:05. AÂ„29,209 (42,445).BASEBALL HALL OF FAME YEAR-BY-YEAR INDUCTEESYear-by-year inductees to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame: BBWAA: Elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America; TGE: TodayÂs Game Era (1998-present) committee; VC: Elected by the Veterans Committee; NL: Elected by the Veterans Committee based on Negro League career; SCNL: Elected by the special committee on the Negro Leagues and the Pre-Negro League; PI: Elected by Pre-Integration (18711946) committee; G: Elected by Golden Era (1947-72) committee; E: Elected by Expansion Era (1973-present) committee; ME: Elected by Modern Era (1970-87) committee; TG: Elected by TodayÂs Game (1988-present) committee; GD: Elected by Golden Days (1950-69) committee; EB: Elected by Early Baseball (1871-1949) committee: 2018 Â„ BBWAA: Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, Jim Thome. ME: Jack Morris, Alan Trammell. 2017 Â„ BBWAA: Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez. TGE: John Schuerholz, Bud Selig 2016 Â„ BBWAA: Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza 2015 Â„ BBWAA: Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz. 2014 Â„ BBWAA: Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas. E: Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, Joe Torre. 2013 Â„ PI: Hank OÂDay, Jacob Ruppert, Deacon White. 2012 Â„ BBWAA: Barry Larkin. G: Ron Santo. 2011 Â„ BBWAA: Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven. E: Pat Gillick. 2010 Â„ BBWAA: Andre Dawson. VC: Whitey Herzog, Doug Harvey. 2009 Â„ BBWAA: Rickey Henderson, Jim Rice. VC: Joe Gordon. 2008 Â„ BBWAA: Goose Gossage. VC: Barney Dreyfuss, Bowie Kuhn, Walter OÂMalley, Billy Southworth, Dick Williams. 2007 Â„ BBWAA: Tony Gwynn, Cal Ripken Jr. 2006 Â„ BBWAA: Bruce Sutter. SCNL: Ray Brown, Willard Brown, Andy Cooper, Frank Grant, Pete Hill, Biz Mackey, Effa Manley, Jose Mendez, Alex Pompez, Cum Posey, Louis Santop, Mule Suttles, Ben Taylor, Cristobal Torriente, Sol White, J.L. Wilkinson, Jud Wilson. 2005 Â„ BBWAA: Wade Boggs, Ryne Sandberg. 2004 Â„ BBWAA: Dennis Eckersley, Paul Molitor. 2003 Â„ BBWAA: Gary Carter, Eddie Murray. 2002 Â„ BBWAA: Ozzie Smith. 2001 Â„ BBWAA: Kirby Puckett, Dave WinÂ“eld. VC: Bill Mazeroski. NL: Hilton Smith. 2000 Â„ BBWAA: Carlton Fisk, Tony Perez. VC: Sparky Anderson, Bid McPhee. NL: Turkey Stearnes. 1999 Â„ BBWAA: George Brett, Nolan Ryan, Robin Yount. VC: Orlando Cepeda, Nestor Chylak, Frank Selee. NL: ÂSmokeyÂŽ Joe Williams. 1998 Â„ BBWAA: Don Sutton. VC: George Davis, Larry Doby, Lee MacPhail. NL: ÂBulletÂŽ Joe Rogan. 1997 Â„ BBWAA: Phil Niekro. VC: Nellie Fox, Tommy Lasorda. NL: Willie Wells. 1996 Â„ VC: Jim Bunning, Ned Hanlon, Earl Weaver. NL: Bill Foster. 1995 Â„ BBWAA: Mike Schmidt. VC: Richie Ashburn, William Hulbert, Vic Willis. NL: Leon Day. 1994 Â„ BBWAA: Steve Carlton. VC: Leo Durocher, Phil Rizzuto. 1993 Â„ BBWAA: Reggie Jackson. 1992 Â„ BBWAA: Rollie Fingers, Tom Seaver. VC: Bill McGowan, Hal Newhouser. 1991 Â„ BBWAA: Rod Carew, Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry. VC: Tony Lazzeri, Bill Veeck. 1990 Â„ BBWAA: Joe Morgan, Jim Palmer. 1989 Â„ BBWAA: Johnny Bench, Carl Yastrzemski. VC: Al Barlick, Red Schoendienst. 1988 Â„ BBWAA: Willie Stargell. 1987 Â„ BBWAA: CatÂ“sh Hunter, Billy Williams. NL: Ray Dandridge. 1986 Â„ BBWAA: Willie McCovey. VC: Bobby Doerr, Ernie Lombardi. 1985 Â„ BBWAA: Lou Brock, Hoyt Wilhelm. VC: Enos Slaughter, Arky Vaughan. 1984 Â„ BBWAA: Luis Aparicio, Don Drysdale, Harmon Killebrew. VC: Rick Ferrell, Pee Wee Reese. 1983 Â„ BBWAA: Juan Marichal, Brooks Robinson. VC: Walter Alston, George Kell. 1982 Â„ BBWAA: Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson. VC: Happy Chandler, Travis Jackson. 1981 Â„ BBWAA: Bob Gibson. VC: Rube Foster, Johny Mize. 1980 Â„ BBWAA: Al Kaline, Duke Snider. VC: Chuck Klein, Tom Yawkey. 1979 Â„ BBWAA: Willie Mays. VC: Warren Giles, Hack Wilson. 1978 Â„ BBWAA: Eddie Mathews. VC: Addie Joss, Larry MacPhail. 1977 Â„ BBWAA: Ernie Banks. VC: Al Lopez, Amos Rusie, Joe Sewell. NL: Martin DiHigo, Pop Lloyd. 1976 Â„ BBWAA: Bob Lemon, Robin Roberts. VC: Roger Connor, Cal Hubbard, Fred Lindstrom. NL: Oscar Charleston. 1975 Â„ BBWAA: Ralph Kiner. VC: Earl Averill, Bucky Harris, Billy Herman. NL: Judy Johnson. 1974 Â„ BBWAA: Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle. VC: Jim Bottomley, Jocko Conlan, Sam Thompson. NL: Cool Papa Bell. 1973 Â„ BBWAA: Roberto Clemente, Warren Spahn. VC: Billy Evans, George Kelly, Mickey Welch. NL: Monte Irvin. 1972 Â„ BBWAA: Yogi Berra, Sandy Koufax, Early Wynn. VC: Lefty Gomez, Will Harridge, Ross Youngs. NL: Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard.BOX SCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSGiants 3, Padres 2, 10 innings: Brandon Crawford singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the 10th inning and San Francisco got seven strong innings from rookie right-hander Dereck Rodriguez in a victory over San Diego on Tuesday, the PadresÂ seventh straight loss. Andrew McCutchen homered for the Giants, who swept the two-game series and won their third straight game. LATE Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees Cincinnati at Detroit L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay Philadelphia at Boston Cleveland at Minnesota Kansas City at Chicago White Sox Texas at Arizona Toronto at Oakland Houston at Seattle Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh N.Y. Mets at Washington Miami at Atlanta Colorado at St. Louis Milwaukee at L.A. DodgersTODAYÂS PITCHING COMPARISONNATIONAL LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA New York Syndergaard (R) 6-1 2.89 9-4 2-0 16.0 2.81 Washington Milone (L) 12:05p 0-0 5.40 1-0 0-0 5.0 5.40 Chicago Hamels (L) 5-9 4.72 7-13 1-2 12.0 10.50 Pittsburgh Kingham (R) 7:05p 5-5 4.80 5-6 2-1 15.2 6.32 Miami Lopez (R) 2-2 5.34 2-3 0-0 0.0 0.00 Atlanta Sanchez (R) 7:35p 5-3 3.00 8-5 0-0 0.0 0.00 Colorado Freeland (L) 9-6 3.13 13-8 1-0 16.1 2.76 St. Louis Weaver (R) 8:15p 6-9 4.86 10-11 1-2 16.0 3.38 Milwaukee Anderson (R) 7-7 3.69 12-9 1-1 15.1 2.93 Los Angeles Hill (L) 10:10p 4-4 3.82 6-7 2-1 20.0 2.25AMERICAN LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Baltimore Cobb (R) 2-14 5.99 3-16 0-3 17.1 3.12 New York Gray (R) 1:05p 8-7 5.08 10-10 3-0 16.1 1.10 Cleveland Carrasco (R) 12-5 3.89 12-7 2-0 18.0 2.00 Minnesota Mejia (L) 1:10p 1-0 3.65 1-1 1-0 9.1 4.82 Toronto Stroman (R) 4-7 5.31 7-7 2-1 18.2 2.89 Oakland Manaea (L) 3:35p 9-7 3.46 13-9 1-1 17.2 3.57 Houston Keuchel (L) 8-9 3.67 12-10 2-1 18.2 1.93 Seattle LeBlanc (L) 4:10p 6-1 3.51 11-5 1-1 17.2 4.08 Los Angeles Tropeano (R) 4-5 4.82 6-6 1-2 15.2 6.32 Tampa Bay TBD ( ) 7:10p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Kansas City Junis (R) 5-11 5.06 8-11 0-2 14.0 7.71 Chicago Covey (R) 8:10p 4-6 5.40 5-8 1-2 18.0 5.00INTERLEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Cincinnati Romano (R) 6-8 5.04 11-9 2-0 18.1 4.42 Detroit Fiers (R) 1:10p 7-6 3.54 12-8 1-1 18.1 2.95 KEY: TEAM REC-TeamÂs Record in games started by todayÂs pitcher. THIS DATE IN BASEBALLAug. 1 1906: Harry McIntire of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitched 10 2-3 innings of no-hit ball before Claude Ritchey of Pittsburgh singled. McIntire weakened in the 13th and lost 1-0 to the Pirates on an unearned run, Â“nishing with a four-hitter. 1937: Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees hit for the cycle in a 14-5 rout of the St. Louis Browns. It was the second cycle of GehrigÂs career. Gehrig hit a two-run homer in the Â“rst inning, doubled in the second, singled in the fourth and tripled in the seventh. 1941: New York Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez walked 11 St. Louis batters in a 9-0 victory to set a major league record for walks in a shutout. 1962: Bill Monbouquette of the Boston Red Sox pitched a no-hitter to beat the White Sox 1-0 at Chicago. 1970: Willie Stargell of Pittsburgh hit three doubles and two home runs to power the Pirates to a 20-10 rout of the Braves in Atlanta. 1972: Nate Colbert of the San Diego Padres drove in 13 runs in a doubleheader with Â“ve home runs and two singles. San Diego beat the Atlanta Braves in both games, 9-0 and 11-7. 1977: Willie McCovey of the San Francisco Giants hit two home runs, including his 18th career grand slam, a total that still leads the National League. 1978: Pete Rose went 0-for-4 against Atlanta pitchers Larry McWilliams and Gene Garber to end his 44-game hitting streak as the Braves defeated the Cincinnati Reds 16-4. 1986: Bert Blyleven threw a two-hitter and struck out 15 to become the 10th major league pitcher with 3,000 career strikeouts and Kirby Puckett hit for the cycle to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 10-1 victory over the Oakland AÂs. Puckett tripled in the Â“rst inning, doubled in the Â“fth, singled in the sixth homered in the eighth. Puckett Â“nished 4 for 5 with three runs and two RBIs. It was the Â“rst cycle to happen at the Metrodome.STATISTICAL LEADERS A MERICAN LEAGUE RUNS: Lindor, Cleveland, 90; Betts, Boston, 84; Trout, Los Angeles, 80; Ramirez, Cleveland, 77; Martinez, Boston, 76; Benintendi, Boston, 73; Springer, Houston, 72; Breg man, Houston, 71; Judge, New York, 70; Segura, Seattle, 70. RBI: Martinez, Boston, 89; Davis, Oakland, 82; Ramirez, Cleveland, 76; Encarnacion, Cleveland, 73; Bregman, Houston, 71; Haniger, Seattle, 68; Lowrie, Oakland, 68; Lindor, Cleveland, 67; Machado, Los Angeles, 65; 5 tied at 64. HITS: Altuve, Houston, 134; Rosario, Minnesota, 128; Segura, Seattle, 128; Martinez, Boston, 125; Lindor, Cleveland, 124; Castellanos, Detroit, 120; Betts, Boston, 118; MerriÂ“eld, Kansas City, 118; Jones, Baltimore, 117; Gordon, Seattle, 116. DOUBLES: Escobar, Arizona, 37; Lindor, Cleveland, 34; Bregman, Houston, 33; Castellanos, Detroit, 31; MerriÂ“eld, Kansas City, 31; Andujar, New York, 30; Bogaerts, Boston, 30; Abreu, Chicago, 29; Jones, Baltimore, 28; Smoak, Toronto, 28. TRIPLES: Sanchez, Chicago, 9; Smith, Tampa Bay, 7; Benintendi, Boston, 6; Hernandez, Toronto, 6; Chapman, Oakland, 5; Moncada, Chicago, 5; Profar, Texas, 5; 7 tied at 4. HOME RUNS: Martinez, Boston, 32; Ramirez, Cleveland, 32; Trout, Los Angeles, 29; Davis, Oakland, 28; Lindor, Cleveland, 27; Gallo, Texas, 26; Judge, New York, 26; Betts, Boston, 25; Cruz, Seattle, 25; 3 tied at 24. STOLEN BASES: Gordon, Seattle, 25; Ramirez, Cleveland, 24; MerriÂ“eld, Kansas City, 22; Anderson, Chicago, 21; Betts, Boston, 20; Trout, Los Angeles, 20; Benintendi, Boston, 18; DeShields, Texas, 18; Smith, Tampa Bay, 18; 2 tied at 16. PITCHING: Severino, New York, 14-4; Kluber, Cleveland, 13-6; Porcello, Boston, 13-4; Carrasco, Cleveland, 12-5; Gonzales, Seattle, 12-5; Snell, Tampa Bay, 12-5; 5 tied at 11. ERA: Sale, Boston, 2.04; Verlander, Houston, 2.24; Snell, Tampa Bay, 2.27; Bauer, Cleveland, 2.32; Cole, Houston, 2.55; Skaggs, Los Angeles, 2.62; Kluber, Cleveland, 2.79; Morton, Houston, 2.89; Severino, New York, 2.94; Gonzales, Seattle, 3.37. STRIKEOUTS: Sale, Boston, 207; Cole, Houston, 194; Bauer, Cleveland, 192; Verlander, Houston, 190; Paxton, Seattle, 163; Severino, New York, 157; Morton, Houston, 151; Berrios, Minnesota, 142; Kluber, Cleveland, 139; Snell, Tampa Bay, 134.MONDAYÂS GAMES American League Minnesota 5, Cleveland 4 Oakland 10, Toronto 1 Seattle 2, Houston 0 National League Atlanta 5, Miami 3 St. Louis 5, Colorado 4, 10 innings Milwaukee 5, L.A. Dodgers 2 San Francisco 5, San Diego 3, 12 innings Interleague Boston 2, Philadelphia 1, 13 innings Texas 9, Arizona 5 THURSDAYÂS GAMES American League L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Toronto at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. National League Colorado at St. Louis, 1:15 p.m. Cincinnati at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, 9 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.FANTASY PLAYSERVIN SANTANA, SP, Minnesota Twins (59 percent in CBSSports.com leagues): Santana has been much more effective when pitching at home throughout his career. He gets two upcoming home starts culminating in a matchup against the hapless Kansas City Royals. TANNER ROARK, SP, Washington Nationals (64 percent): Roark has been inconsistent this season, but is coming off of an eight-inning shutout performance against the Brewers in which he struck out 11 batters. He has upcoming favorable matchups against the Mets and Reds. TOP TEN A MERICAN LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Betts Bos 88 348 84 118 .339 Altuve Hou 104 407 64 134 .329 JMartinez Bos 101 388 76 125 .322 Segura Sea 99 405 70 128 .316 MMachado Bal 96 365 48 115 .315 Trout LAA 107 364 80 113 .310 Simmons LAA 96 362 52 110 .304 Rosario Min 104 422 69 128 .303 MDuffy TB 87 340 34 102 .300 Brantley Cle 94 382 59 114 .298 NATIONAL LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Yelich Mil 93 364 71 116 .319 Gennett Cin 102 386 64 123 .319 Dickerson Pit 91 346 50 110 .318 Markakis Atl 103 404 59 128 .317 FFreeman Atl 103 400 64 125 .312 Almora ChC 98 310 50 96 .310 Realmuto Mia 79 314 52 97 .309 Arenado Col 99 377 70 116 .308 Kemp LAD 103 332 49 100 .301 Winker Cin 89 281 38 84 .299 Through July 30 NATIONAL LEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon, Colorado, 79; Albies, Atlanta, 76; Yelich, Milwaukee, 71; Arenado, Colorado, 70; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 68; Carpenter, St. Louis, 67; Pham, Tampa Bay, 67; Hernandez, Philadelphia, 66; Baez, Chicago, 65; 2 tied at 64. RBI: Suarez, Cincinnati, 80; Arenado, Colorado, 79; Baez, Chicago, 79; Aguilar, Milwaukee, 74; Hoskins, Philadelphia, 70; Rizzo, Chicago, 69; Story, Colorado, 68; Freeman, Atlanta, 67; Gennett, Cincinnati, 67; Markakis, Atlanta, 65. HITS: Markakis, Atlanta, 128; Freeman, Atlanta, 125; Gennett, Cincinnati, 123; Castro, Miami, 121; Albies, Atlanta, 118; Anderson, Miami, 118; Peraza, Cincinnati, 118; Blackmon, Colorado, 117; Arenado, Colorado, 116; Yelich, Milwaukee, 116. DOUBLES: Markakis, Atlanta, 32; Carpenter, St. Louis, 31; Albies, Atlanta, 30; Story, Colorado, 28; Baez, Chicago, 27; Freeman, Atlanta, 27; Hoskins, Philadelphia, 26; Mercer, Pittsburgh, 25; Rendon, Washington, 25; CTaylor, Los Angeles, 25. TRIPLES: KMarte, Arizona, 10; CTaylor, Los Angeles, 8; Baez, Chicago, 6; Dickerson, Pittsburgh, 6; Nimmo, New York, 6; Rosario, New York, 6; 6 tied at 5. HOME RUNS: Arenado, Colorado, 28; Aguilar, Milwaukee, 25; Carpenter, St. Louis, 25; Harper, Washington, 25; Muncy, Los Angeles, 24; Suarez, Cincinnati, 24; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 23; Baez, Chicago, 21; Hoskins, Philadelphia, 21; 4 tied at 20. STOLEN BASES: 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; 3 tied at 14. 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; 4 tied at 9. ERA: deGrom, New York, 1.82; Scherzer, Washington, 2.30; Nola, Philadelphia, 2.35; 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, New York, 164; Greinke, Arizona, 143; Nola, Philadelphia, 142; Pivetta, Philadelphia, 134; Foltynewicz, Atlanta, 133; Gray, Colorado, 131; Velasquez, Philadelphia, 122; 2 tied at 120.
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DEAR ABBY: A number of years ago, it came out that my brother-in-law had raped and molested his two daughters and two granddaughters. It tore our family apart. Although my sister said she intended to divorce him, she never did. She also didn't report it -so he was never convicted of the crime -but we all, including my sister, knew it was true. Since then, my sister has disowned her daughters, my mother and me. She still interacts with her son and his family. I know I shouldn't miss my sister, but I do. I know my mom misses her, too. Abby, how can we get past this? Our family was always close, and now this. The grief is killing me. -ANGUISHED IN ARKANSAS DEAR ANGUISHED: It seems there was a conspiracy of silence in the family. Your sister dealt with her husband's crime by choosing to ignore that he is a sexual predator. That your sister has blamed his victims is beyond the pale. Your nieces and grand-nieces should talk with a licensed mental health professional about this, and so should you and your mother. If you're lucky, the person may be able to offer a group discount.DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I are in our 50s. We have lived together for two years. He's retired. I work full time. We have a woman friend (married with kids) he sees almost daily during the summer at the swimming pool. Every day he says to her, "What time will you be here? I'll be here around 10. See ya then." She brings him food occasionally while they're there. (He hasn't told me, but I know she has.) Sometimes he can be in a foul mood, and all he wants is to go to the pool to relax. When we go, his eyes search for her and if/when he sees her, they light up and he gets a big smile on his face. When I pointed it out to him, he gave me the silent treatment for a couple of hours. Then he accused me of being jealous. We are in a committed relationship, but I nd this threatening. Was I wrong to say what I did? -GEORGIA GIRL DEAR GEORGIA GIRL: No, but after he accused you of being jealous, what you should have told him was he was right, and that you wish his eyes would light up that way when he sees you. It appears your guy has developed a crush. If you handle it with humor, it will pass. However, if you don't, you will continue to make him feel defensive -which is counterproductive -so use a light touch.DEAR ABBY: I'm a rst-time writer to your column. I'm mentally disabled, have MD (muscular dystrophy) and am diabetic. I take a lot of medication. When people ask me why I don't work or "Where do you work?" what should I say? When I say I don't work and that I'm disabled, they look at me funny and don't believe it. My disabilities aren't visible. -WENDY IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR WENDY: You are not obligated to disclose your medical history to people you know casually. (If they knew you well, they wouldn't be asking those questions.) All you need to say is, "You know, that's personal. If you'll forgive me for not answering your question, I'll forgive you for asking." Then change the subject. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. 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 Family is divided in two by predator in their midst HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1, 2018:This year you nally feel as if you can accomplish certain key goals. You might be surprised by a secret desire that could become a reality. From fall on, you will be unusually fortunate. Friends will play a significant role in your year. If you are single, you might be faced with too many admirers. Date all you want, but do not commit until you are sure. If you are attached, the two of you will become more closely interwoven. A change of residence or a remodeling of your present digs is likely. SAGITTARIUS often runs with your ideas.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Your get-up-and-go really cannot be stopped, except when a boss or older relative may hassle you or want more control. Finances could be involved. Trust your own judgment. If taking a risk, make sure a loss will not cause a huge problem. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) For most of the daylight hours, you will enjoy greater ease and success. You do not need to push hard, though you should avoid someone you must respond to. This person could be very feisty right now. You do not always have to explain where you are going. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You might feel pressured by everything you have to do. A boss or an older friend may need your help, and he or she cant stop demanding more of your time. Your mind seems to oat into other realms, perhaps involving other people. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You have the ability to read between the lines. You also are aware of someones odd behavior. This person might be reticent to be as open as you probably would like. Know that you likely dont have the control you desire. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Your adventuresome spirit comes forward, leaving the more sedate and cautious facets of your personality behind. Enjoy greeting new ideas and people, yet be aware that what works for one person may not work for another. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You have become remarkably independent and sure of yourself. When a partner or new friend in your life suddenly decides to become more dominant, a collision could be the outcome. Be open and diplomatic. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Let someone else take the lead, especially as he or she wants to call the shots. Know that you can choose to make a suggestion or head in another direction. Do not forget that you have the gift of charm and can win others over, if you so choose. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Just because no one agrees with you does not mean that you are wrong. Know that to take the stand that you feel works would require a lot of condence. Follow your heart and take the lead. A failure here and there is normal. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You really dont need to make any excuses. Your creativity soars. Add some imagination to your daily routine, and others are likely to relish the change. A new friend, if you are single, could emerge from out of the blue. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) If you decide at the last moment to change your plans, do so. Spending some time in a different environment helps loosen up your creativity and thinking. You could come up with a solution to a problem that you had given up on. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Be willing to approach an issue among close friends or family in a different way. Recognize that what you feel works might be perfect for you, but not for others. Imagine what they might need and why. A positive interaction becomes possible. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Dont worry if you feel less energized than you have in the past few days. Take some extra time to catch up on your budget and see how much exibility you have. A last-minute vacation by the water could be just what you need. DailyCommercial.com | Wednesday, August 1, 2018 C7 TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1, the 213th day of 2018. There are 152 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On August 1, 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman, 25, went on an armed rampage at the University of Texas in Austin that killed 14 people, most of whom were shot by Whitman while he was perched in the clock tower of the main campus building. (Whitman, who had also slain his wife and mother hours earlier, was nally gunned down by police.) ON THIS DATE: In 1911 Harriet Quimby became the rst woman to receive a U.S. pilot's certicate from the Aero Club of America. In 1936 the Olympics opened in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler. In 1944 an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; the revolt lasted two months before collapsing. In 1957 the United States and Canada announced they had agreed to create the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD). In 1975 a 35-nation summit in Finland concluded with the signing of a declaration known as the Helsinki Accords dealing with European security, human rights and East-West contacts. In 1981 the rock music video channel MTV made its debut. In 2007 the eight-lane Interstate 35W bridge, a major Minneapolis artery, collapsed into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour, killing 13 people.
C8 Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com BUSINESS 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 J FMAMJ 2,760 2,820 2,880 S&P 500Close: 2,816.29 Change: 13.69 (0.5%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 J FMAMJ 24,960 25,280 25,600 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,415.19 Change: 108.36 (0.4%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1929 Declined 911 New Highs 69 New Lows 32 Vol. (in mil.) 3,845 Pvs. Volume 3,204 2,112 2,049 1840 1012 55 71 NYSE NASDDOW 25490.98 25345.21 25415.19 +108.36 +0.43% +2.82% DOW Trans. 11143.57 10962.55 11077.10 +143.57 +1.31% +4.38% DOW Util. 725.17 717.70 724.24 +7.22 +1.01% +0.12% NYSE Comp. 12989.46 12903.43 12963.22 +59.79 +0.46% +1.21% NASDAQ 7709.49 7614.84 7671.79 +41.78 +0.55% +11.13% S&P 500 2824.46 2808.06 2816.29 +13.69 +0.49% +5.34% S&P 400 1989.85 1969.24 1984.49 +18.08 +0.92% +4.42% Wilshire 5000 29380.08 29182.78 29295.75 +165.10 +0.57% +5.40% Russell 2000 1675.65 1653.57 1670.80 +17.67 +1.07% +8.81% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 30.13 39.80 31.97 -.03 -0.1 s t t -17.8 -12.9 6 2.00 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 145.20 141.23 +.55 +0.4 s s s +41.7 +27.9 25 0.24 Amer Express AXP 83.97 104.24 99.52 -1.33 -1.3 t s s +0.2 +20.6 15 1.40 AutoNation Inc AN 38.59 62.02 48.53 +.92 +1.9 s t t -5.5 +11.6 12 ... Brown & Brown BRO 21.58 29.78 29.26 -.15 -0.5 t s s ... +33.3 27 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 46.63 +.40 +0.9 s s s +1.6 +3.8 88 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 35.78 +.32 +0.9 s s s -10.3 -8.5 17 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 76.27 112.81 106.94 +.52 +0.5 s t t +11.4 +30.1 22 3.00f Disney DIS 96.20 114.68 113.56 +.93 +0.8 s s s +5.6 +4.0 16 1.68 Gen Electric GE 12.61 25.89 13.63 +.47 +3.6 s s s -22.0 -46.1 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 46.06 +.14 +0.3 s s s -22.3 -13.5 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 111.72 170.54 164.95 +14.56 +9.7 s s s +16.4 +33.4 29 2.28 Home Depot HD 146.89 207.61 197.52 +.24 +0.1 s s s +4.2 +35.8 26 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 144.93 -.56 -0.4 t s s -5.5 +5.0 11 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 70.76 108.98 99.34 +.06 +0.1 s s s +6.9 +32.1 22 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 24.80 +.60 +2.5 s t t +34.1 +26.2 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 144.70 171.50 167.54 +1.31 +0.8 s t s +7.3 +17.4 12 4.44 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 115.00 +.82 +0.7 s s s -4.1 +0.8 36 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 51.96 73.44 72.07 -.78 -1.1 t s s +11.6 +31.6 14 1.60 WalMart Strs WMT 77.50 109.98 89.23 +.35 +0.4 s s s -9.6 +14.0 21 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 25.97 +.24 +0.9 s s s -10.9 -12.2 32 1.00 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest MARKET WATCHDow 25,415.19 108.36 Nasdaq 7,671.79 41.79 S&P 2,816.29 13.69 Russell 1,670.81 17.67 NYSE 12,963.22 59.79COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,223.70 2.40 Silver 15.500 .025 Platinum 845.80 14.30 Copper 2.8190 .0400 Oil 68.76 1.37MARKET MOVERSÂ€ KLA-Tencor Corp.: Up $11.12 to $117.42 Â„ The maker of equipment for manufacturing semiconductors surpassed analyst estimates in its fourth quarter. Â€ Illumina Inc.: Up $35.12 to $324.36 Â„ The genetic testing tools maker raised its forecasts after a strong second quarter.BRIEFCASEWASHINGTONPolluting parts force recall of a half-million trucksAn Indiana-based engine-maker is recalling a half-million trucks with faulty pollution controls, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.A defective part means pol-lution controls on the engines wear out more quickly than allowed, the agency said.The recall affects 2010-2015 mediumand heavy trucks with engines made by Cummins Inc. The trucks range from big pickups to utility trucks to big rigs. NEW YORKFaced with losses, MoviePass hikes feeMoviePass, the discount ser-vice for movie tickets, is raising prices by 50 percent and barring viewings of most major releases during the first two weeks.The new $15-a-month rate for up to one movie each day still wonÂt make MoviePass profit-able. Because it typically pays theaters the full cost of tickets Â„ which can be $15 or more in big cities Â„ a movie or two can put the service in the red. The old monthly rate was $10.MoviePass has shown that many moviegoers will make time to hit theaters when movies are affordable, despite more convenient options such as Netflix and video on demand. At some theaters, it is common to see long lines with people holding red MoviePass cards, which subscribers can use to charge a movie to the service. WASHINGTONUS worker pay gains rose at fastest pace since 2008U.S. workers saw their annual wages and benefits rise in the second quarter at the fastest pace in nearly a decade, a sign that the low unemployment rate is forc-ing employers to raise pay to keep workers.Pay and benefits for all U.S. workers increased 2.8 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, the most since the third quarter of 2008. Total compensation for private industry workers rose 2.9 percent, the best since the second quarter of 2008. ÂThis summer I went swimming. This summer I might have drowned, but I held my breath and I kicked my feetand I moved my arms around.ÂŽ Â„ by Loudon Wainwright III, ÂThe Swimming SongÂŽHis parents named him Ambrose, and he could swim before he could walk. A venturesome and active toddler, he was nicknamed Rowdy. Often he would roll off the dock and into the water at his parentsÂ Central Florida lakefront home, frightening friends and relatives. But he always popped back up like a cork on a fishing line. By 8 months, he was dogpaddling 20 feet or more. In his second year of competition, he won a Florida state high school championship and was awarded a scholarship to Auburn University. At Auburn, he set school records, was a five-time NCAA champion, and established himself as one of the fastest swimmers in the United States. Eventually he would set 10 world records. He loved school and competing for the university, but his ultimate goal was to represent our country in the 1980 Olympic Games. How good was Rowdy Gaines? In 1981, he was voted the Athlete of the Year in the Southeastern Conference. The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1980, and rather than send our athletes to Moscow, President Carter decreed that we would boycott the Games there. Gaines was devastated. He had missed his window. Sprint swimming was for young men, not 25 year-olds, the age he would be at the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles. He left the pool for several months before his father persuaded him to return to his workout regimen and try again in Â84. Gaines had little money, and often swam his morning practice after working all night at a local motel. In L.A., he won three gold medals. Seven years later he was afflicted with Guillain-BarreÂ syndrome and became temporarily paralyzed. After recovering, he returned to the pool, and at age 35 became the oldest competitor to qualify for the 1996 Olympic swimming trials. I am not really a swim fan, but I recently watched a documentary on GainesÂ life and was astounded at his perseverance. We need a similar commitment in our financial lives to become and remain successful. We all experience hurdles and setbacks; the road to financial security is rarely smooth and straight. It takes willpower and sacrifice to become financially successful and provide for a comfortable retirement. Many of us have faced burdensome debt, made poor financial decisions, and experienced financial misfortune. Most successful folks can recall more than a few mishaps. The question is: how do we respond to economic adversity? We can allow ourselves to sink. Or we can rise again to the surface and pull ourselves across the water. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column ÂArbor Outlook,ÂŽ is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management LLC.ARBOR OUTLOOKTake lesson in commitment from winner in the water Margaret McDowellBy Marley JayThe Associated PressNEW YORK Â„ U.S. stocks rose Tuesday fol-lowing strong results from industrial and health care companies as well as a report that the U.S. and China are trying to restart trade talks. Bloomberg News reported that representatives of the U.S. and China are looking for ways to open new talks to end their trade war. The report cited two people familiar with those efforts and said there was no agreement about a time frame for talks or what issues would be discussed. Earlier this month both nations placed import taxes on $34 billion worth of goods, and theyÂve been threatening more severe measures.The trade dispute could affect sales for many industrial companies and new tariffs on aluminum and steel imports are also sending costs for those companies higher. Companies including Deere and Caterpillar jumped while engine maker Cummins rose after its second-quarter report.By Dee-Ann DurbinThe Associated PressLevi Strauss, Yelp and Lyft are leading a coalition of 1,200 businesses and cities that are pledging not to discriminate against employees or customers based on race, sexual orientation, or other characteristics.Normally, making a prom-ise to serve every customer might seem like a no-brainer. But the Open to All coalition is launching in a highly charged atmosphere, with florists refusing to provide flowers for gay weddings and stores turning away Muslim custom-ers. On the same June weekend that White House Press Secre-tary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant because of her affiliation with President Donald Trump, a transgender woman was harassed by staff at a Wash-ington restaurant for using the womenÂs restroom.So it remains to be seen if the ÂOpen to AllÂŽ message Â„ on businessesÂ Yelp pages or on stickers in their windows Â„ will calm frayed tempers or anger customers and busi-nesses who might question its motives.Tia Agnew, co-founder and CEO of New Day Craft, an Indianapolis-based producer of mead and cider, is excited to put up her ÂOpen to AllÂŽ window sticker, which she says matches her Âpersonal and professional ethos.ÂŽ SheÂs not worried that it will turn-off some potential patrons.ÂAll I can do is put our best foot forward and say, ÂHey, come on in and hang out,ÂÂŽ she said.But George Marinakos, the owner of The Exchange Saloon in Washington, isnÂt sold on the idea. His bar is near the White House, and he has served Sanders as well as members of the Obama administration. A chalkboard in front of the bar reads, ÂEveryone welcome,ÂŽ but he thinks an ÂOpen to AllÂŽ sticker might raise questions. If he doesnÂt put it up, some people will wonder why; if he does, some people might not feel welcome because of what they interpret as a left-leaning message.ÂYouÂre putting yourself in the position of being damned if you do or damned if you donÂt,ÂŽ he said.The Open to All coalition got its start late last year as the U.S. Supreme Court was pre-paring to consider the case of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple because it violated his religious beliefs. The court ultimately ruled for the baker but didnÂt give businesses a blanket right to discriminate.Calla Rongerude, Open to AllÂs campaign manager, said businesses were asking civil rights groups how to make it clear they would serve gays and other minorities. The cities of New York and Oak-land, California, are a lso part of the coalition, as are 190 civil rights groups, organizations and faith groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union.Open to AllTia Agnew, co-founder and CEO of New Day Craft, an Indianapolis-based producer of mead and cider, poses Monday in the tasting room in Indianapolis. Agnew said she was excited to put up her ÂOpen to AllÂŽ window sticker, which she says matches her Âpersonal and professional ethos.ÂŽ [MICHAEL CONROY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Health care and industrial stocks lift indexes
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