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LOCAL & STATE | A3DABNEY PROPERTY MAY SELLThe developer of Venetian Isle looking to acquire former school land SPORTS | B1OHIO STATE PUTS COACH URBAN MEYER ON LEAVE SCENE | C1MOMMY AND MORE EXPO SLATED FOR WATERMAN HOSPITAL @dailycommercial Facebook.com/daily.commercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Thursday, August 2, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ................A3 Opinion .......................A7 Sports...........................B1 Scene ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 214 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 United Nations honor guards carry the presumed remains of U.S. servicemen killed in the Korean War and collected in North Korea, onto an aircraft at the Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 1. North Korea handed over 55 boxes of the remains last week. [CHUNG SUNG-JUN/POOL PHOTO VIA AP] By Audrey McAvoy and Kim Yong-HoThe Associated PressHONOLULU „ Decades after the end of the Korean War in 1953, the remains of dozens of presumed U.S. war dead were on their way Wednesday to Hawaii for analysis and identification. The U.S. military believes the bones are those of U.S. servicemen and potentially servicemen from other United Nations member countries who fought alongside the United States on behalf of South Korea during the war.U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and the commander of U.S. forces in Asia, Adm. Phil Davidson, were expected to speak at a ceremony marking the arrival of the remains on U.S. soil and the beginning of a long process to identify the bones. North Korea handed over the remains last week. A U.S. mili-tary plane made a rare trip into North Korea to retrieve the 55 cases.About 7,700 U.S. soldiers are listed as missing from the 1950-53 Korean War, and remains of about 5,300 of them are believed to still be in North Korea.Presumed American remains head homeIdenti cation e orts on 55 boxes from North Korea to be conducted in Hawaii By Zeke MillerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump called Wednesday for his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to end special counsel Robert Muellers probe of Russias election intervention, a day after Trumps former campaign chairman went on trial.Taking to Twitter to complain about the federal Russia investigation, which focuses on the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump said Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further.ŽThe relationship between Sessions and the president has been Trump calls on Sessions to end probe Twitter complaint comes day a er former campaign chairman trial beginsCars line Donnelly Street on March 5, 2018, in downtown Mount Dora. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA … City offi-cials have taken a step toward increasing parking in the bus-tling downtown area.City Council members on Tuesday directed staff to pro-ceed with negotiations on a purchase of three contiguous parcels in a residential area of the historic district, for about $810,000. This comes after months of grappling with different ideas about how to improve the downtown parking situation, following a Capital Improve-ment Program study nearly two years ago that indicated a need for it.We finally get to do some-thing to start a solution to the parking problem,Ž Council-man Harmon Massey said.Not everyone was convinced that this purchase would be a strong solution, but in the end, the go-ahead was unanimous.I know we need parking downtown. In theory, I support this, but thats a lot of money for a half an acre of land total," Councilwoman Investment in parkingPlan to purchase land for about $810,000 gets green light This courtroom sketch depicts Paul Manafort, seated second from right on the row at right, with his lawyers, and the jury, seated at left. U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III, in background, listens to Assistant U.S. Attorney Uzo Asonye during opening arguments in the trial of President Donald Trumps former campaign chairman Manafort on tax evasion and bank fraud charges. [DANA VERKOUTEREN VIA AP] By Chad Day and Eric TuckerThe Associated PressALEXANDRIA, Va. „ The judge in Paul Manaforts financial fraud trial warned prosecutors Wednesday against using the word oligarchsŽ to describe wealthy Ukrainians, and admonished them for spending so much time documenting the former Trump campaign chairmans extravagant lifestyle.Its not a crime to be wealthy, said U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III. And the pejorative term oligarchsŽ and evidence of home renovations arent necessarily relevant to the charges in question, he added. At one point, Ellis even called out lawyers from both sides for rolling their eyes.Manafort judge scolds prosecutorsAdmonishes attorneys over use of oligarchs and obsessing over Manafort luxuriesSee JUDGE, A5 See REMAINS, A5 See PROBE, A5 See PARKING, A5

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A2 Thursday, August 2, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com NATION & WORLDPUBLISHER Steve Skaggs: steve.skaggs@dailycommercial.com ...................352-365-8213 EXECUTIVE EDITOR Tom McNiff: tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com .........................352-365-8250 DIGITAL EDITOR, LIFESTYLES EDITOR Whitney Lehnecker: whitney.lehnecker@dailycommercial.com 352-365-8258 SPORTS EDITOR Paul Jenkins: paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com ......................352-365-8204 SPORTS WRITER Frank Jolley: frank.jolley@dailycommet.com ..............................352-365-8268 REPORTER Frank Stan“ eld: frank.stand“ eld@dailycommercial.com............352-365-8257 REPORTER Roxanne Brown: roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.com ............352-365-8266 YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR LAKE AND SUMTER COUNTIESPrint delivery available within the newspaper distribution area only. By submitting your address and/or email, you understand that you may receive promotional offers from Gatehouse Media and its related companies. 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All Daily Commercial print subscriptions include unlimited digital access.TO OUR HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBERS By David MchughAP Business WriterFRANKFURT, Germany „ Passengers in plane crashes like Tuesdays Aeromexico accident „ in which no one died „ have better chances of survival due to better aircraft construction and safety standards, experts say.Air safety investigator Adrian Young, from the Netherlands-based consultancy To70, says that crash survival rates are higher than they have ever beenŽ in part because airplanes are stronger than ever.ŽPeople are now less likely to be trapped by collapsed seats and floors, especially if the plane comes to rest more or less level and the accident occurs on flat ground, as in the crash in northern Mexico. He told The Associated Press it was too early to speculate about the cause.Other improvements in recent decades include interior materials that burn more slowly and dont give off poi-sonous gases, and better airport construction that eliminates obstacles near runways. Young cautioned as well that good fortune is crucial in any accident.ŽAuthorities said there were no fatalities among the 97 pas-sengers and four crew members aboard the Embraer 190 jet. Rescuers took 49 people to hos-pitals, most with minor injuries.The lack of a death toll recalls a 2008 crash landing by a British Airways Boeing 777 short of the runway at Londons Heathrow Airport. All 152 passengers and crew survived. In 2013, only 2 of 302 passengers from an Asiana 777 died when the plane crashed on landing in San Francisco. To70s safety review for 2017 indicated the year was the safest on record for airline passengers, with 13 lives lost in propeller-driven aircraft and no jets crashed in passenger service anywhere in the world.Aeromexico crash: Stronger planes, fewer fatalitiesRed Cross workers and rescue workers carry an injured person on a stretcher, right, as airline workers, left, walk away from the site where an Aeromexico airliner crashed. [RED CROSS DURANGO VIA AP] By Juan Lozano The Associated PressHOUSTON (AP) „ A man suspected of killing one of former President George H.W. Bushs doctors may have been seeking revenge for his mother, who died on the doctors operating table more than 20 years ago, authorities said Wednesday.Joseph James Pappas, 62, should be considered armed, dangerous and possibly sui-cidal, Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said at a news confer-ence Wednesday afternoon.There was a lot of planning that went into this. There was a lot of planning and, sadly, some skill,Ž Acevedo said of the July 20 attack on Dr. Mark Hausknecht. Hausknecht was gunned down while riding his bike to work at Houston Methodist Hospital, which is part of the busy Texas Medical Center. Authorities say the shooter rode past Haus-knecht before turning around and firing.A tip on Tuesday led police to suspect Pappas, the chief said, though he didnt elabo-rate as to the nature of the tip.Acevedo said Pappas hadnt been seen in 36 to 48 hours. He said the last anyone had heard from Pappas was in a Tuesday morning text message in which Pappas wrote that he was going to kill himself.Acevedo said police searched his home at 4 a.m. Wednesday and found evidence that ties Pappas to the killing, but he declined to elaborate as to the nature of the evidence.The chief said Pappas is white and very fit, and that hes likely getting around on his 10-speed bicycle, which he rides extensively and almost exclusively.ŽFriends and family have described Hausknecht as a humble and generous man who was adored by his patients, volunteered in his community and cared about the environment.Hausknecht was also an avid cyclist and rode his bike to work each morning, as he lived less than 2 miles (3.2 kilo-meters) from his office.In 2000, Hausknecht treated Bush for an irregular heartbeat after the ex-president complained about lightheadedness. Follow Juan A. Lozano on Twitter: https://twitter.com/juanlozano70Police ID suspect in killing of George H.W. Bushs doctorIn this Feb. 25, 2000, “ le photo, former President George H.W. Bush waves as he leaves Methodist Hospital with his cardiologist, Mark Hausknecht, after a news conference in Houston. Hausknecht, who once treated former President George H.W. Bush, was fatally shot by a fellow bicyclist on July 20. [AP PHOTO/DAVID J. PHILLIP, FILE] By Janie Har and Brian SkoloffThe Associated PressUPPER LAKE, Calif. „ A massive wildfire in Northern California has torched more than 1,000 homes in and around the city of Redding, authorities said Wednesday, as some evacuees were allowed to return home and new blazes exploded in what has become an endless summer of flame in the Golden State.Whatever resources are needed, were putting them there,Ž Gov. Jerry Brown said at a news conference. Were being surprised. Every year is teaching the fire authorities new lessons. Were in uncharted territory.ŽThe California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said another 440 buildings, including barns and warehouses, have also been destroyed by the fire, which is now the sixth most destructive in California history.The huge Redding-area blaze, which started July 23, forced 38,000 people from their homes and killed six. It has scorched 180 square miles (470 square kilometers) and is 35 percent contained.North of San Francisco, a fire threatened homes in an old ranching and farming area near Covelo. About 60 homes were ordered evacu-ated as the blaze erupted late Tuesday and winds whipped flames through brush, grass, oak, pine and fir near the Mendocino National Forest, officials said.To the east, another blaze Tuesday night raged through grassy cattle lands near Yuba City, covering more than 1.5 square miles in a few hours. The new fires erupted with-out warning and spread with shocking speed through forest and brush that have literally become tinder, said Scott McLean of CalFire.It just goes on and on,Ž McLean said.We had this rain at the beginning of the year and all that did was promote the growing of grass and brush,Ž McLean said. Its a Catch-22. Its growing more product to catch on fire.ŽHe said the state really never left its drought status, and several years of significant rainfall are needed to bring the state back. McLean also had a warning for people visiting rural and wilderness areas.Pay attention,Ž he said. Dont park the car on dry grass ... no campfires, no flame. It doesnt take anything to start a fire right now.ŽThe new fire near Covelo was only about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of where twin fires in Mendocino and Lake counties have burned an area nearly three times the size of San Francisco, destroyed 10 homes and threatened 12,000 more.The Lake County seat of Lakeport remained under evacuation orders and was a virtual ghost town, although people were allowed back home in several smaller communities as firefighters shored up containment lines. Containment grew overnight to 24 percent.Jessyca Lytle fled a fastmoving wildfire in 2015 that spared her property but destroyed her mothers memorabilia-filled Lake County home.Lytle found herself listen-ing to scanner traffic Tuesday and fire-proofing her moth-ers new home as another wildfire advanced.Honestly, what Im thinking right now is, I just want this to end,Ž Lytle said, adding that she was exhausted in every way possible „ physically, emo-tionally, all of that.ŽPaul Lew and his two boys, ages 13 and 16, evacuated Saturday from their Lakeport home.I told them to throw everything they care about in the back of the car,Ž said Lew, 45. I grabbed computers, cellphones, papers. I just started bagging all my paperwork up, clothes, my guitars.Ž Lew, who is divorced from Lytle, is camped out at the house in the nearby community of Cobb that Lytle fled in 2015. He is watching over her chickens, sheep and other animals. With a laugh, he said repeated fire alerts have made him an emergency preparation expert.Its like three a year,Ž he said. Its kind of crazy.Ž Wild re pushes California into uncharted territoryFlames shoot skyward as a helicopter carries water while battling the River Fire on Tuesday, July 31. [NOAH BERGER/ASSOCIATED PRESS] Gov. Brown pledges aid amid hungry, relentless ames

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, August 2, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS MIAMIPublix: No dogs in grocery carts, including service petsIf youve been bringing Fido grocery shopping with you, sticking him in your shopping cart and passing him off as a service animal,Ž beware. Publix is cracking down.The grocery store has posted new signs at the store saying only service animals trained to aid those with disabilities are allowed in the store. No service animals are allowed to sit or ride in shopping carts.A spokesman for Publix told the Orlando Sentinel thats always been the policy, but said the store decided to post the signs to make customers more aware.Service animals have become a controversial issue as several states have tried to crack down on people potentially abusing federal disability laws. Growing complaints have also emerged as more people have tried to sneak pets onto airlines under the guise of service dogs. FORT LAUDERDALESchool district suspends its massacre investigationA Florida school district is suspending its investigation into a school massacre, saying it conflicts with a state inquiry.Broward County Public Schools said Wednesday that it has stopped its recently announced internal investiga-tion into the killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Stoneman Douglas staff members are about to be inter-viewed by the state commission investigating the shooting and the district says it didnt want to subject them to a second round of questioning.The district had announced last week that it had hired a retired Secret Service agent to do an internal investigation about staff performance before and during the shooting. TITUSVILLESewage spills into Indian River Lagoon after pipe rupturesOfficials say hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage have leaked into Floridas Indian River Lagoon.Florida Today reports that Titusville Water Resources crews stopped the leak Monday behind one of the agencys stations. Officials said a pipe abandoned and replaced almost 40 years ago had remained active and ruptured, spewing 870,000 gallons of sewage into the lagoon.Titusville Water Resources Director Sean Stauffer said the city was alerted by a resident who noticed sewage pooling in his yard.Florida Department of Envi-ronmental Protection officials said they were evaluating water samples from the area.The lagoon on Floridas Atlantic Coast is one of the nations most biologically diverse waterways, but sewage spills and pollution from farm-ing contribute to periodic algae blooms that can kill marine life and discolor the waters. JACKSONVILLECharges dropped against of“ cer accused of punching teenCharges have been dropped against a Florida law enforcement officer arrested for punching a handcuffed teenager in the face.The Florida Times-Union reports prosecutors agreed to drop a misdemeanor battery charge against Timothy James.James was arrested in June 2017 after a Jacksonville Sheriffs Office colleague reported seeing him repeatedly punch the 17-year-old. James said the teen spat at him, but Undersheriff Pat Ivey said at the time that James response was inappropriate.James agreed to resign from the sheriffs office but he will keep his Florida law enforcement certificate. He must pay $170 in fines and complete anger management and 50 hours of community service.By Frank Stanfield frankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG … The developer who plans to build a Marriott hotel and other facilities on east Dixie Avenue wants to also buy the former Dabney Elementary School site across the street for $725,000.Tony M. Benge Jr., of Benge Development Corp., has delivered a letter of intent to Lake County schools for the 4.4-acre site.Is the School Board happy about the deal?Absolutely!Ž said Chair-woman Stephanie Luke.Money from the sale likely will go into the capital improvements or land acquisition fund, she said.The board has been talking about the need to buy more land for schools in the south-ernmost part of the county, and also in the Mount Dora and Tavares area, she said.Developer to buy school siteNow-vacant land is across street from his planned Marriott hotel in LeesburgDabney Elementary, which is shown on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Leesburg, Fla., has since been demolished. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] A worker uses the claw of his grapple truck to empty loads of debris at a collection site on Scrub Jay Lane in Minneola on Sept. 27. [PHOTOS BY PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] By Jim TurnerThe News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE„ Florida utility regulators say changes are needed to ensure disaster-response crews can get through traf-fic created by motorists fleeing hurricanes, with a priority placed on availability of fuel and lodging for restoration workers.Also, as part of a report released Tuesday, the Florida Public Service Com-mission called on lawmakers to consider requiring the hardening of non-electric utility poles; allowing elec-tric utilities to manage trees and vegetation beyond public rights of way; and expanding statewide pub-lic-education efforts about the need to trim and replace problem trees on private property.Protecting the powerReport: Tra c, trees key for utilities in hurricanesHurricane Irma debris lines the street at Country Life mobile home park in Leesburg on Sept. 18. By Carlos R. MunozGateHouse MediaSARASOTA „ Few people have ever heard of Kenneth Samuels or his contributions to the Apollo 11 moon land-ing. Hell tell you its no big deal.But the Sarasota man, now 85, who was working as an engineering grunt for Ling-Temco-Vought (the now defunct LTV Corporation) in the spring of 1969, solved the problem of a leaking orb that prevented astronauts from communicating with NASA during re-entry.The split sphere containing radio equipment was conjoined with an O-ring that could not be held together tight enough to prevent exposure to hot gas while the space capsule returned to earth. They gave it to Samu-els, who gave it a crank and and handed it back.Back in that time I was a fairly good (strong) man and they brought it over and got me to tighten it,Ž Samuels said. Not that I was as big or strong as they were, but the guy thought about having me tighten it, so I tightened it good and tight and they brought it back and said it worked. That was my contribution to that part of the program.ŽSarasota man helped train Neil Armstrong Kenneth Samuels, 85, of Sarasota, had a small role in helping Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins train to land on the moon in the spring of 1969 at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia. [CARLOS R. MUNOZ / GATEHOUSE MEDIA] By Dara Kam The News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE … Secretary of State Ken Detzner has told a federal judge the state will comply with an order that struck down a policy barring early voting sites on college and university campuses.But elections supervisors in Alachua, Leon and Hillsborough coun-ties say its too late to secure early voting sites prior to the Aug. 28 pri-maries, and theyre not sure whether they can nail down on-campus sites before the Novem-ber general election.The issue stems from a 2014 advisory opinion by state Division of Elections Director Maria Matthews that advised elections supervisors that a 2013 law expand-ing early voting sites to a variety of public facilities didnt apply to college or university locales. The League of Women Voters of Florida, the Andrew Goodman Foundation and six Uni-versity of Florida and Florida State University students filed a lawsuit challenging the prohibition this year.Siding with the students and the voting-rights groups, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker last week found that the Department of States ban against campus early-voting State will not ght early voting on campusesBut elections o cials worry they havent enough time to estalish themSee TRAIN, A4 See VOTING, A4 See SITE, A4 See POWER, A4

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A4 Thursday, August 2, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com Funeral Donald William GrossFather Donald William Gross, 82, of Leesburg, passed away July 25, 2018 of Alzheimers. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Nezeta Ophelia WatsonNezeta Ophelia Watson, 69 of Mt. Dora died Saturday, July 28, 2018. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home. Eustis Chapel. 352.589.4666 Services sites is facially discrimi-natory on account of age,Ž and that it imposes signifi-cant burdens on plaintiffs rights weighted against imprecise, insufficiently weighty government interests.ŽDetzner filed a notice with the court Friday saying the state would comply with the order … a departure from other long-running battles between Gov. Rick Scotts administration and Walker, who has repeatedly ruled against the state in opinions that have scorched policies advanced by Scott and the Republican-dominated Legislature.Because Walker decided the state depart-ments interpretation of the 2013 early-voting law is unconstitutional,Ž Detzner wrote in a Friday memo to elections supervisors, you retain discretion under the Early Voting Statute to place early voting sites at any city hall, permanent public library facility, fairground, civic center, courthouse, county commission building, sta-dium, convention center, government-owned senior center, or government-owned community center, including any such site as may be related to, designed for, affiliated with, or part of a college or university.ŽThe memo also rescinded the 2014 directive, which involved a question about whether the University of Floridas J. Wayne Reitz Union was an eligible early voting facility.But elections supervisors in Alachua, Leon and Hillsborough counties say they dont have time to add on-campus early voting sites prior to the Aug. 28 primary elections. And the Nov. 6 general election may be too soon as well.The supervisors told The News Service of Flor-ida on Wednesday that they are all in talks with local university or college presi dents in an attempt to secure sites for the fall election, but nothing had been finalized.Part of the problem with the on-campus sites is parking, which can already be nightmar-ish even without an added influx of voters who may not teach, work or attend school at the universities, the supervisors said.The issue is, the early voting for the general election is for two weeks,Ž Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Kim Barton told the News Service on Wednesday. Youve got to have access for anyone who wants to come on campus. It cant be just for students. So weve got to have parking spaces for people.ŽBarton said she is in talks with UF officials in hopes of securing a site before November. Another kink, she said, is that the univer-sitys football team has a home game on Nov. 3, the last day of early voting.It may not work at the Reitz Union. It may have to be at another building on campus,Ž Barton said. VOTINGFrom Page A3The board has not had to borrow money to buy land, but it has managed to "pay-as-you-go," she said. Money from the land sale will be a big help.The school was named after a member of one of the pioneering African-American families in Leesburg. John Morgan Dabney was born in 1864. Residents called him professor,Ž though he did not have formal college training. His son, Hubert O. Dabney, would become the athletic director at Leesburg High School. The schools stadium and the citys swimming pool was named in his honor.The school, which opened in 1955, eventually was deemed too small. It closed in 2008 and was demolished in 2015 to make the land easier to sell.Both the School Board and the developer hope something can be done for the surrounding community.Luke said there is a gentlemans agreementŽ to that effect.Benge said Wednesday it is hard to plan for much on the small lot, but he will meet with residents and community leaders.Basically, Benge felt it was just too tempting to pass up property that was available.Its a great growth corridor,Ž he said of Dixie. It is close to Lees-burg Regional Medical Center and Venetian Gardens. The 50-acre Venetian Isle development will be a huge spark plug for the area, with doctors offices, an assisted living facility, town homes, retail, and the hotel.Efforts to sell the Dabney site in the past few years have always gone down in flames.Last year, the school board agreed to accept a contract on the property for $820,000 from the Barclay Group. That didnt work out.In 2015, some of the now former school board members wanted to sell the property to a dentist. Others wanted to sell it to the Boys and Girls Club. Neither option materialized.We learned our lesson,Ž Luke said. SITEFrom Page A3 Each of the areas targeted for legislative action, considered s teps to reduce electric outages and restoration costs, is outside the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission.Commission Chairman Art Graham said in a prepared statement that the report confirms that exist-ing storm-hardening rules work. Also, he said other areas can be improved, such as utilities undergrounding programs, customer communications, and tree-trimming coordination with local governments.ŽThe report came after Hurricane Irma knocked out power to millions of Floridians last year. It was the most-damaging hurricane to hit Florida since the disastrous 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons.Its a real hardship to be without power, so its nat-ural to be frustrated when it happens,Ž Graham said. We shouldnt let that keep us from seeing the progress thats been made „ utilities achieved much shorter outage times than in the past, even though Irma was a huge storm.ŽAt meetings this year to discuss storm response and planning, utility regulators and officials from Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida, Tampa Electric, Gulf Power and the Florida Municipal Electric Association put an emphasis on the need to revisit how tree trimming is regulated.The report found that billions of dollars spent the past decade on efforts to harden the various power systems in the state are working, which resulted in shorter outages than in the 2004-2005 storm seasons.ŽThe report also noted the primary cause of many power outages came from fallen trees and debris outside of the utilitiesŽ rights of way. It also found that underground utilities performed much betterŽ in comparison to overhead lines and that there remains a need to improve communications from utility companies, as despite substantial, documented improvement, some customers were dissatisfied with the extent of Hurricane Irma outages and restoration times.ŽThe report directs staff to continue monitoring Duke and FPL programs that will place some util-ity lines underground.Both programs are scheduled to begin in 2018, focus on historically poor performing lateral circuits to replace several hundred miles of overhead lines, and are being funded through current base rates including any previously approved step increases,Ž the report said. The goal for each program is to test different construction techniques and identify different impediments to converting these targeted overhead facilities to underground.ŽAs for utility crews responding to storms, key issues include traffic congestion, according to the report.This presented problems in allowing utility crews to reach areas where aid in power restoration was needed,Ž the report said. Additionally, there was a shortage of fuel leading up to and following the storm which also presented an impediment to utilities restoration efforts.ŽBesides the requests to state lawmakers, the com-missioners also want staff members to collect infor-mation on how each utility prepares for and responds to roadway congestion, fuel availability and lodg-ing accommodations.Lawmakers this year looked at a number of hur-ricane-related issues, with the House setting up a spe-cial committee to come up with recommendations.The House approved a proposal (HB 521) focused on clearing trees and brush in flood and drainage-control rights of way. But the effort died as a separate measure failed to advance in the Se nate (SB 574).Also, legislators did not advance proposals that would have included creat-ing a strategic-fuel reserve task force and used rail-tank cars to bring fuel into evacuation areas to avoid runs on gas stations. POWERFrom Page A3Samuels, who had served in the Marine Corps, was a ground crew member forLunar Landing Research Facility at Langley Air Base in Hampton, Virginia, where training was being conducted with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins in the critical months before the moon landing. He was introduced to the space program working for McDonnell Douglas on Project Mercury, which took the first man into space.The $3.5 million lunar gantry, built in 1965, was an A-frame, 400-foot-long-by-230-foot-tall steel tower that dangled the Lunar Excursion Module, which Armstrong, Aldrin and other Apollo astronauts rode to the moon. They trained to land on a simulated lunar surface.Samuels said his brown-suited contractor crewmates worked in the background, while NASAs white-dressed, crew-trained astronauts like Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins were a regular dukes mixtureŽ of men and a nice bunch of people to work with.Ž Some of Samuels team members worked atop the gantry, comparable in height to the Sunshine Skyway Bridges deck. They could see as far as Cape Charles, more than 22 miles across the Chesapeake Bay inlet on a nice day.When I first came to work there, this gentleman, Mr. Adams, said Youre to be working on your station up there on the gantry,Ž Samuels said. I said, Mr. Adams, I can give you a really good job on the ground, but up there, Im going to be clamped to everything thats not moving. He grabbed another guy who had grown up on a ranch in Colorado. He had more nerve than I did.ŽSeveral space program astronauts trained at Langley, but Samuels cant remember them all. He remembers Armstrong as a friendly man who carried on casual conversations with crew members, and the seri-ousness involved with the project.In all honesty, to us grunts, it was a job,Ž said Samuels. It was no place for sloppy work because it was just too dangerous. We concentrated, and there were some good people there.ŽVolatile liquids, such as 95 percent hydrogen per-oxide, was used as fuel to simulate the burst of real rockets. Crews wore fire-proof clothing.We had Air Force fire-men because this stuff running down the gutters would set grass on fire,Ž Samuels said. Every-thing had to be wet down very thoroughly including the people working. In winter, we collected ice on suits we had to wear.ŽMonths later, while still at Langley Air Base, Sam-uels and his crew mates watched Armstrongs perfect landing touch the surface of the moon. Their reaction was muted by their pride.I said, Uh. He made it,Ž Samuels said. Im not trying to be blas here. I guess I dont get too excited about any-thing, really.ŽNext July, NASA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing.It didnt impress me at the time,Ž said Samuels, but when I look back on it now, I was one of a very few people that really had hands-on with that train-ing and all.ŽRead about the history of the Lunar Lander Research Facility at crgis.ndc.nasa.gov/historic/ Impact_Dynamics_ Research_Facility. TRAINFrom Page A3The 400-foot-long, 230-foot-tall Lunar Lander Research Facility in Hampton, Virginia, was a simulator used to train 24 Apollo program astronauts, including Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. BuzzŽ Aldrin of Apollo 11, the “ rst men to walk on the moon. [PHOTOS COURTESY OF NASA LANGLEY]

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, August 2, 2018 A5Laurie Tillett said, I think its an adva ntageous spot, but I guess the only thing I am trying to say is the property has deteriorated ƒ,Ž said Councilwoman Laurie Tillett.The properties, at 230 North Baker St., 230 East Third Ave. and 206 East Third Ave., total .54 acres. Officials estimate they could accommodate 50-65 spaces and a restroom facility, in close proximity to the existing surface lot and parking garage at Baker and Donnelly streets.Officials hope to close on the property by Sept. 1.They were happy to hear that the current landowner wanted to bear responsibility for moving a 600-square-foot historic house on the corner of Baker and Third off the property at no expense to the city. The city, however, will be responsible for demolishing another house and a horse barn that sit on the other parcels.But at least one nearby homeowner wasn't happy.Peter Caravette, who owns a house that borders the land, asked the city to consider neighbors' concerns that with the purchase, he and otherswould be sandwiched between the new parking lot and the already existing Tremain park-ing lot. He added that the Tremain lot, though only about one block from downtown Mount Doras main drag, is rarely full.We are going to build a parking lot next to a parking lot that is hardly ever used,Ž Caravette said. Did you make any attempt to contact any of the neighbors that would be impacted by this park-ing lot being placed next to them? Whether its legal or just common courtesy?This action unfairly discriminates against us, and we are being singled out to bear the burden for the rest of the public,Žhe said.The city has moved on other ways to ease down-town parking problems, including a four-hour time limit imposed on the majority of spots along the busiest downtown corri-dors until 6 p.m. daily.City shuttles to and from designated parking areas outside the downtown area for merchants and their employees to keep prime parking freed up for visitors were given a try, but they were suspended due to low ridership.A partnership with a pri-vate valet company in the downtown area was also considered, but city leaders decided the price tag was too steep.Councilwoman Cathy Hoechst said she expects the new and existing p ark-ing lots will get used as new businesses are wel-comed to town.We gotta keep in mind the growth thats coming,Ž Hoechst said.Tillett saidshewould stand behindthe purchase, but with one contingency.I would like to make sure that since this is in a residential neighbor-hood ... that the city take extra care to minimize the parking lot feel of it with some sort of green buffer-ing. And if there are going to be lights at night, that they are not intrusive to the three homes that are going to remain on the block,Ž Tillett said.Make sure the parking lot is a good neighbor, she added. PARKINGFrom Page A1 Hanwell Kaakimakas uncle, John Kaakimaka, is among those who never came home.Weve been watching the news, and weve been hopeful that my uncle is among the remains,Ž he said, adding that it could bring his family some clo-sure. His uncle, who was from Honolulu, was a cor-poral in the 31st Infantry Regiment of the Armys 7th Infantry Division. He went missing on or about Dec. 2, 1950.Kaakimaka said the story he heard from his dad was that his uncle was injured and was being brought back from the front when Chinese troops overran the area and attacked the convoy.If John Kaakimakas remains are ever identi-fied, his family wants him to be buried in a cemetery at the base of Diamond Head crater in Honolulu, because thats where his parents and brothers were laid to rest, Hanwell Kaakimaka said.The Kaakimaka family provided DNA samples to the U.S. militarys Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency over a decade ago, hoping officials would be able to make a match.The agency identifies remains of servicemen killed in past conflicts. It typically uses bones, teeth and DNA to identify remains along with any items that may have been found with remains like uniforms, d og tags and wedding rings. But North Korea provided only one dog tag with the 55 boxes it handed over last week.Before the remains were put on military planes bound for Hawaii, hundreds of U.S. and South Korean troops gathered at a hanger at the Osan base in South Korean for the repatriation ceremony, which included a silent tribute, a rifle salute and the play-ing of the U.S. and South Korean national anthems and dirges in front of the U.N. flag-covered metal cases containing the remains. REMAINSFrom Page A1 Lets move it along,Ž Ellis said repeatedly.Prosecutor Greg Andres argued that Manaforts spending was important to the case.The trial is the first courtroom test for special counsel Robert Mueller, who was tasked last year with investigating Russias efforts to sway the 2016 election and to determine whether the Trump campaign was involved. So far, Manafort is the lone person to stand trial as a result of the ongoing probe, even though the charges of bank fraud and tax evasion are unrelated to possible collusion. Still, the trial pulled back the curtain on the former lobbyist who steered Trumps election efforts for a time, including descrip-tions of Manaforts $15,000 jacket made of ostrich and the more than $6 million in cash he put toward real estate. One witness, Maxi-millian Katzman, testified that Manafort spent more than $900,000 at his bou-tique retailer in New York. He said Manafort was the only business client of his who paid via international wire transfer.At one point, an FBI agent described the July 2017 raid on Manaforts Virginia condominium. He said he knocked multiple times before entering with a key after no one answered, only to find Manafort sit-ting inside. The searches described by agent Matthew Mikuska found expensively tai-lored suits and documents related to other luxury items allegedly bought by Manafort, including two silk rugs bought for $160,000 paid from off-shore accounts.But when prosecutors introduced photos of Manaforts high-end condo and expensive suits, Ellis interrupted, to limit the growing list of evidence jurors would have to consider.All this document shows is that Mr. Manafort had a lavish lifestyle,Ž Ellis said at one point. It isnt relevant.Ž JUDGEFrom Page A1strained for more than a year, since the attorney general recused himself from investigations relating to the election because of Sessions own role on the Trump campaign. Muellers team is accountable to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.Tuesday marked the first day of Paul Manaforts trial on charges of tax evasion and bank fraud brought by Muellers team, charges that stemmed from Manaforts con-sulting work for Ukraine, for which he allegedly received millions he did not report to the U.S. government.Seeking to distance himself from his ex-cam-paign chairman, Trump said, He worked for me for a very short time.ŽBut Manaforts involvement in the Trump campaign spanned six months, and he helped lead efforts to secure the GOP nomination for Trump in 2016.Trump asked whether his former top political aide was being treated worse than Al Capone, tweeting that Manafort is now serving solitary confinement … although convicted of nothing?Ž Capone, the infamous gangster, was con-victed of tax evasion and served most of the 1930s in prison before being paroled.Manafort is in detention after having his bail revoked because of allegations that he was attempting to tamper with witnesses in his case. Federal prosecutors revealed last month that he was afforded unusual privileges while in detention.Trump said the charges against Manafort have nothing to do with Collusion.Ž Potential coor-dination between Russian government agents and the Trump campaign is still a matter of investigation by Muellers team, which is also investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump called any talk of collusion a Hoax.Ž PROBEFrom Page A1

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A6 Thursday, August 2, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com BUSINESS 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 FMAMJJ 2,760 2,820 2,880 S&P 500Close: 2,813.36 Change: -2.93 (-0.1%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 FMAMJJ 24,960 25,280 25,600 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,333.82 Change: -81.37 (-0.3%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1039 Declined 1781 New Highs 70 New Lows 54 Vol. (in mil.) 3,458 Pvs. Volume 3,845 2,149 2,112 1378 1463 65 90 NYSE NASDDOW 25488.80 25278.32 25333.82 -81.37 -0.32% +2.49% DOW Trans. 11090.41 10955.72 10983.03 -94.07 -0.85% +3.49% DOW Util. 720.47 711.78 717.80 -6.44 -0.89% -0.77% NYSE Comp. 12961.69 12879.47 12902.40 -60.88 -0.47% +0.73% NASDAQ 7732.68 7670.71 7707.29 +35.50 +0.46% +11.64% S&P 500 2825.83 2805.85 2813.36 -2.93 -0.10% +5.23% S&P 400 1984.54 1967.08 1978.25 -6.24 -0.31% +4.09% Wilshire 5000 29386.25 29177.90 29262.92 -32.83 -0.11% +5.28% Russell 2000 1673.23 1657.54 1669.26 -1.54 -0.09% +8.71% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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But losses for energy and industrial companies left major stock indexes lower.Already the most valuable company in the U.S., Apple was the biggest gainer of any S&P 500 stock Wednesday, and the technology giant finished at another record high.That made up for a lot of losses elsewhere in the market. Investors sold indus-trial stocks following reports that the Trump administration is considering a higher tax rate on Chinese imports. Energy and materials compa-nies fell with the price of oil, and metals and car companies also declined.After the close of trading, the administration said it might put a 25 percent tax on $200 billion in imports from China. It proposed a 10 percent tax in July, shortly after it placed a 25 percent tax on $34 billion worth of imports. China again threat-ened to retaliate.The S&P 500 index slid 2.93 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,813.36. The Dow Jones Indus-trial Average lost 81.37 points, or 0.3 percent, to 25,333.82.The Nasdaq composite added 35.50 points, or 0.5 percent, to 7,707.29, but the Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks lost 1.54 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,669.26. Almost two-thirds of the stocks on the New York Stock Exchange traded lower.The S&P 500 index rose 3.6 percent in July in spite of the trade war between the U.S. and China.As expected, the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, but suggested its likely to raise rates again in September. High-dividend stocks like consumer products makers sank as bond yields increased. Automakers fell as they reported their monthly sales and Ferrari plunged 11 percent after it said it might not make some of the profit goals laid out by Sergio Marchionne, its late former CEO.Apple said the average sell-ing price for the iPhone jumped 20 percent in its latest quarter and its third-quarter profit and sales both surpassed analyst projections. The companys forecast for fourth-quarter revenue also topped Wall Street estimates. Apple surged 5.9 per-cent to $201.50. That gives the company a value of $973 bil-lion, based on its latest quarterly filing.Automakers mostly slid, while industrial companies changed course again and took sharp losses.Bond prices sank. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 3 percent, from 2.96 percent.Higher yields force interest rates on mortgages and other loans higher, making it more profitable for banks to lend money. However, rising yields drew investors to bonds and away from high-dividend stocks.Benchmark U.S. crude dropped 2 percent to $67.66 per barrel in New York. Brent crude fell 2.5 percent to $72.39 per barrel in London. Whole-sale gasoline sank 1.7 percent to $2.05 a gallon. Heating oil gave up 1.9 percent to $2.10 a gallon. Natural gas dipped 0.9 percent to $2.76 per 1,000 cubic feet.The price of gold gave up 0.5 percent to $1,227.60 an ounce. Silver fell 0.7 percent to $15.45 an ounce and copper plunged 3 percent to $2.75 a pound. The dollar fell to 111.56 yen from 111.83 yen. The euro slipped to $1.1664 from $1.1697.Britains FTSE 100 dropped 1.2 percent and Germanys DAX fell 0.5 percent. The French CAC 40 dipped 0.2 percent. Japans Nikkei 225 index rose 0.9 percent and South Koreas Kospi added 0.5 percent. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index dropped 0.9 percent.Apple soars but enery, industrial stocks weigh on marketLosses elsewhere eased by another record high for tech giant Already the most valuable company in the U.S., Apple was the biggest gainer of any S&P 500 stock Wednesday, and the technoloy giant nished at another record high.

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, August 2, 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: letters@dailycommercial.com Fax: 352-365-1951 Gov. Rick Scott deserves the shellacking hes getting for signing a controversial bill that could make it harder to access the beach along 60 percent of Floridas coastline. But state lawmakers, including every House member from Volusia and Flagler counties, deserve a share of the blame. The legislation „ apparently crafted to empower wealthy owners of oceanfront property to chase people off theirŽ stretch of sand „ was reportedly written for some powerful Walton County interests who would like to claim a private beach. But the new law threw local governments across the state into panic mode, and may have created legal entanglements that will take years to resolve. Under long-standing law and custom, Floridians own the beaches. Legally, that protection extends to the mean high-water mark, but tradition has preserved the right of beachgoers to access the dry sandŽ portion of beaches between the dune line and the highwater mark. Without that customary access, residents in many parts of the state would have no place to park their coolers, towels and extra sunscreen and, in some areas, no way to reach the shoreline at all. The bill passed this year would allow the owners of oceanfront property to put no-trespassing signs on that dry-sand area of adjacent beach. In fact, signs like that are already popping up in some areas of the state. The bill spells out only one defense: Local governments would have to sue each property owner individually and prove that a particular stretch of beach has been steadily used by the public. Not everybody interprets the law that way. Flagler County is one of several that passed special ordinances to protect the publics access to beaches, and county officials have worked over the years to maintain beach-access points that should make it easy to defend public access. Meanwhile, Volusia County doesnt really have a dog in the fight; its one of two counties (St. Johns County being the other) that were specifically exempted from the 2018 legislation. Last week Scott, clearly feeling the heat in his Senate campaign, signed an executive order that walks a tightrope between party loyalty and self-preservation. In it, Scott makes the ridiculous assertion that the intent of the new law was to meant expand beach access, despite all evidence to the contrary „ and then, a paragraph later, orders local and state officials to ignore it. If Scott intends to represent Florida in the Senate, he really should study the differences between executive and legislative authority. His chance to stop this bad legislation probably evaporated the minute he signed it into law. Voters should be asking their lawmakers why they voted in favor of the private-beach legislation. This is a statewide issue. Floridas beaches are the original lifeblood of this states tourist economy, and Floridians regard beach access as their birthright. Threatening access to them was an boneheaded move, and the Legislature should undo the damage at the earliest opportunity.OUR OPINIONBeach access under re ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comLike a baseball team that is way behind going into the fifth inning, Democrats (and socialists) are hoping for the political equivalent of a rainout, so that the game President Donald Trump is winning will be canceled, allowing them time to regroup. The presidents opponents are going to need more than that figurative cancellation, however; theyre going to need a real plan of action. Democrats, whose policies of tax, spend and regulate are being reversed, seem to have nothing to offer except failed policies that have slowed growth and discouraged business expansion. Their policyŽ is a vain hope that scandalŽ and Russian collusionŽ will lead to Trumps downfall. So far that strategy isnt working. His base continues to support him. During the 2016 campaign when candidate Trump pledged a growth in the gross domestic product of 4 percent, expertsŽ claimed it was impossible. President Barack Obama said we would have to accept much smaller growth because the days of rapid economic expansion were over. The left is coming up with all sorts of excuses, including the export of large amounts of soybeans, to explain 4.1 percent as a one-off. Some of the same expertsŽ who claimed such growth was impossible now say it is unsustainable. Lets recall that other expertsŽ said there was no way Donald Trump could beat Hillary Clinton. And yet the media continue to return to these people, as they might a soothsayer, hoping they will get it right next time. Within days of his inauguration, the Dow Jones industrial average climbed above the 20,000 mark for the first time. As of last Friday the Dow stood at 25,451, a 5,000-point rise. Retirees with their 401(k) accounts and other investments must be happy with those numbers. Low unemployment figures for African-Americans and Hispanics (Trump claims they are the lowest in history because of my policies, even though black unemployment had been on a years-long downward trend when he assumed office) have fueled a hiring boom. Tax cuts and tax reform have put more money in the pockets of some Americans to spend (or save) on goods and services, producing more of them and leading to the hiring of more people, who will pay more taxes. The Treasury last quarter again took in record amounts of revenue, though Congress spends it faster than it comes in. It appears the president may have won a significant battle in the trade war with a promise last week from European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to negotiate zero tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum „ something else the expertsŽ said was impossible. The president is on the way to winning this battle because of his assertion that the U.S. has been treated unfairly by other countries that slap tariffs and taxes on American goods while we import their products with few or no penalties. Obama once said it was impossible to bring back manufacturing. At a 2016 PBS town hall event, Obama derisively said: Well, how exactly are you going to do that? What exactly are you going to do? Theres no answer to it,Ž adding, He just says, Well, Im going to negotiate a better deal. Well, what, how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is, he doesnt have an answer.Ž Would Obama like salt or salsa on the words he should eat? Trump is proving that the past can be prologue. Readers may email Cal Thomas at tcaeditors@tribpub.com.ANOTHER OPINIONWhats not to like about Trump policies? Cal Thomas Choice Edwards seems to have an unusual hate for President Trump to the point that he just keeps writing opinions without searching for the truth. So I spend time researching for him, then tell him and his readers the facts, and he still insists upon repeating the liberal lies and fake news. He exercises his own imaginative version of whatever is NOT trueŽ and embellishes that. He has ignored the alpha dog influence that a president of the most feared country in the world has on those who depend on America for pretty much anything, including Americas purchasing power, that keeps several countries for total financial ruin. When Trump visits other countries, they fear what he represents. That fear gives them only one option to keep their perceived position in the world picture: Protest, in some way. Have you also noticed what has been going on in California or Washington, D.C., lately? Obama didnt require the respect due to America, which only served to make America look weak. Trump is taking that respect back. Trump was correct about immigration. The overwhelming migration of refugees or migrants into the European countries has destroyed the financial stability of many, to the point now that several countries have rolled back some Muslim friendly laws and have begun deporting thousands, hoping to keep from totally losing control of their countries. They are being crushed and Trump is making sure that does not happen here. I will not waste my time on Edwards race-baiting remarks that he feels compelled to write. They are a foolish product of his imagination. That goes as well for his xenophobic remarks about Trumps wives. The term melting potŽ is for those who choose to enter America legally, and they are welcome. But we are not a sanctuary for crooks and murderers to run to in order to rob and steal from our citizens, nor are we an outlet for sponging off Americans to avoid working and contributing to our economy. Be part of the solution, not the problem. I noticed, the minute Trump misspoke, he jumped on the train rather than wait to see if he corrected himself. He ran to his computer for the sake of seeing his name in print. Out of 34 indictments in the Mueller investigation, 28 are Russians or other foreign entities. No one has been tried, and only two have plead guilty. All that most Americans see is a waste of millions of dollars. As I have said before, Keep your friends close and you enemies closer.Ž Or maybe You catch more flies with honey,Ž so embarrassing Putin would only serve to create a wall that would have to be repaired. As a pragmatist, Trump will get done what he promised. He will not run around the world kissing butts and bowing to other national leaders. Edwards lame theories of Putin having something on Trump is, at best, childish. Several countries have been spying on America just as we have been spying on many countries for decades. Technological advances and methods have gotten more sophisticated every day. Wake up and pay attention. We will never catch them all, and Trump was right that both the United States and Russia were guilty, because we should have done a better job of protecting our security. Maybe Edwards should ask God to make him half the patriot that President Trump is. John Cohn lives in Tavares.ANOTHER OPINIONLies, fake news about Trump just keep coming

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, August 2, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Barry WilnerAP Pro Football WriterCANTON, Ohio „ Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher, two of the NFLs greatest line-backers, enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame this week. When their teams meet in tonights preseason opener, the game could very well honor them by being a defensive battle.On one hand, the Chicago Bears are installing a new offense under first-year coach Matt Nagy. On the other side, few if any of the Baltimore Ravens starters at the offen-sive skill positions are likely to get much action.So if this winds up 10-9 or something similar, well, the smiles on the faces of Lewis and Urlacher might get a bit broader.Nagy has a second-year quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky, who will be taking his first major steps running the new scheme Nagy brought from Kansas City. He seems unconcerned that the second overall pick in the 2017 draft will be overmatched „ even though Trubisky has been an interception machine in practices.Our guys have picked up everything that weve asked them to do,Ž Nagy said. There have been mistakes, but theyre way ahead of the learning curve. So thats exciting and it tells me that once we get to the regular season we can do more than I initially thought. But we will be growing throughout the season.Ž And the preseason.As for the Ravens, dont look for Joe Flacco in this one. The Hall of Fame game is an extra exhibition outing for the participants, and provides an opportunity for Baltimore coach John Harbaugh and his staff to look at first-round draft pick Lamar Jackson and veteran Robert Griffin III who is attempting a comeback Bears, Ravens open preseason in HOF gameChicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher chases a play against the San Francisco 49ers. Urlacher will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday. [MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ/AP FILE] By Matt HolzapfelCorrespondentLEESBURG „ Joshua Sha-piro threw a complete game, two-hit shutout to lead Leesburg to a 1-0 victory over Winter Park on Tuesday night in the Lightnings playoff opener at Pat Thomas Stadium-Buddy Lowe Field.The win gives Leesburg a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series. Wednesday night's game 2 was not complete in time for this edition. If a game three is necessary, Lees-burg would host Winter Park today at 7 p.m. at Pat Thomas Stadium.The Diamond Dawgs, who scored 20 runs in a playin game against Seminole County on Monday, could only manage one hit off of Shapiro through the first eight innings.That was hands down the best pitching performance that I have seen as the Light-ning coach, maybe as a college coach,Ž Leesburg head coach Rich Billings said of Shapiro. When you only have 100 pitch limit and you go out and throw a complete nine inning game and only give up two hits, thats impressive. That word doesnt even do it jus-tice. That was awesome.Ž Leesburg needed every one of the zeros Shapiro kept put-ting up, managing only six hits in the game.Its just things clicking,Ž said Shapiro, who has thrown two straight shutouts. Ive been pitching a lot this year, in the spring and everything, and I feel really good right now. Everything is firing on all cylinders.Ž The Lightning finally broke through in the bottom of the sixth inning after singles from Wes Weeks and Tanner May put two runners on with only one out.After Jose Crisostomo drew a walk to load the bases, Frank Niemann drew another walk to score Weeks with the games only run.We have to hit. We have to put together some better at-bats and stop giving away at-bats,Ž Billings said. We didnt do a great job of hitting with runners in scoring posi-tion and theres a lot of stuff we have to clean up. Hopefully we figure it out before tomorrow night.ŽLeesburg threatened again in the bottom of the seventh when May hit a moonshot with runners on second and third, but it landed in foul territory and May eventually struck out to end the inning.Shapiro pitches Lightning to playo win We have to hit. We have to put together some better at-bats and stop giving away at-bats.Ž Rich BillingsSee FOOTBALL, B3 By Doug FergusonAP Golf WriterAKRON, Ohio „ This is one farewell party Tiger Woods didnt want to miss.Firestone will host the worlds best players for the last time at the Bridgestone Invitational, and it wouldnt be the same without Woods. He has won it eight times, a PGA Tour record for most victories on the same golf course.Woods didnt finish out of the top 5 in his first 11 appearances on the vener-able South Course, seven of them victories. It also was the last of his 79 victories on the PGA Tour in 2013, right before back problems started to surface. One problem.Having played only four tournaments in 29 months because of four back surgeries, Woods returned in December at No. 1,199 in the world. He started his PGA Tour season in January at No. 647. His only hope was to move into the top 50 in the world after the British Open, or to win a tournament.His tie for sixth in the Brit-ish Open moved him to No. 50 on the button.I was just hoping to one, play the tour long enough to be able to get an Woods Firestone naleTiger Woods holds the trophy after winning the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament on Aug. 4, 2013, at Firestone Country C lub in Akron, Ohio. [PHIL LONG/AP FILE] Finish at British Open lets him slip into tournament he once dominatedSee GOLF, B3By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football WriterCOLUMBUS, Ohio … Ohio State has placed coach Urban Meyer on paid administra-tive leave while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of domestic violence against an assistant coach years before he was fired last week. Courtney Smith gave an interview to Stadium and provided text messages to former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy between her and Shelley Meyer in 2015 and with the wives of other Buck-eyes coaches. Courtney Smith also provided threatening texts she said came from her ex-husband, former assistant Zach Smith. Shelley said she was going to have to tell Urban,Ž Court-ney Smith told Stadium. I said: Thats fine, you should tell Urban.Ž Zach Smith was fired last week after an Ohio court granted a domestic violence protective order to Courtney Smith. Hours after Courtney Smiths interview was posted online Wednesday, Ohio State said it was conducting an investigation into the allega-tions and Meyer was being placed on leave. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day will serve as acting head coach for the Buckeyes, expected to be Ohio States Meyer put on leave, investigation openedIn this April 14, 2018, “ le photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer watches the NCAA college football teams spring game in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State has placed Meyer on paid administrative leave while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of abuse against an assistant coach years before he was “ red last week. [AP PHOTO/JAY LAPRETE, FILE] See MEYER, B3

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B2 Thursday, August 2, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVBASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN „ The Basketball Tournament, “ rst semi“ nal, at Baltimore 9 p.m. ESPN „ The Basketball Tournament, second semi“ nal, at Baltimore CFL FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ Ottawa at Toronto GOLF 6 a.m. GOLF „ Ricoh Women's British Open, “ rst round, at Lytham, England 1:30 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour & WGC, Bridgestone Invitational, “ rst round, at Akron, Ohio 6:30 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Barracuda Championship, “ rst round, at Reno, Nev. 12:30 a.m. (Friday) GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Fiji International, second round, at Natadola, Fiji HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 „ Saratoga Live, Birdstone Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB „ Colorado at St. Louis SUN „ L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. MLB „ N.Y. Yankees at Boston FS-Florida „ Miami at Philadelphia MIXED MARTIAL ARTS 9 p.m. NBCSN „ Professional Fighters League, at Uniondale, N.Y. NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. NBC „ Preseason, Hall of Fame Game, Baltimore vs. Chicago, at Canton, Ohio SOCCER 8:30 p.m. FS1 „ Women, Tournament of Nations, United States vs. Brazil, at Bridgeview, Ill. WNBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA „ Dallas at Indiana 10 p.m. ESPN2 „ Minnesota at Los Angeles BASEBALL FCSL playoffs Mondays game Winter Park 20, Seminole 17 Tuesdays games Leesburg 1, Winter Park 0 DeLand 2, Sanford 1 Wednesdays games Leesburg at Winter Park, late DeLand at Sanford, late Todays games Winter Park at Leesburg, if necessary, 7 p.m. Sanford at DeLand, if necessary, 7 p.m. AUTO RACING NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Points 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, 400 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Schedule Feb. 11 „ x-Advance Auto Parts Clash (Brad Keselowski) Feb. 15 „ x-Can-Am Duel 1 (Ryan Blaney) Feb. 15 „ x-Can-Am Duel 2 (Chase Elliott) Feb. 18 „ Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon) Feb. 25 „ Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Kevin Harvick) March 4 „ Penzoil 400 (Kevin Harvick) March 11 „ TicketGuardian 500 (Kevin Harvick) March 18 „ Auto Club 400 (Martin Truex Jr.) March 26 „ STP 500 (Clint Bowyer) April 8 „ OReilly Auto Parts 500 (Kyle Busch) April 15 „ Food City 500 (Kyle Busch) April 21 „ Toyota Owners 400 (Kyle Busch) April 29 „ GEICO 500 (Joey Logano) May 6 „ AAA 400 Drive for Autism (Kevin Harvick) May 12 „ KC Masterpiece 400 (Kevin Harvick) May 19 „ x-NASCAR All-Star Open (AJ Allmendinger) May 19 „ x-NASCAR All-Star Race (Kevin Harvick) May 27 „ Coca-Cola 600 (Kyle Busch) June 3 „ Pocono 400 (Martin Truex Jr.) June 10 „ FireKeepers Casino 400 (Clint Bowyer) June 24 „ Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Martin Truex Jr.) July 1 „ Overtons 400 (Kyle Larson) July 7 „ Coke Zero Sugar 400 (Erik Jones) July 14 „ Quaker State 400 (Martin Truex Jr.) July 22 „ Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (Kevin Harvick) July 29 „ Gander Outdoors 400 (Kyle Busch) Aug. 5 „ GoBowling at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 12 „ Consumers Energy 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 18 „ Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sept. 2 „ Bojangles Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. Sept. 9 „ Big Machine Vodka 400, Indianapolis Sept. 16 „ South Point 400, Las Vegas Sept. 22 „ Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va. Sept. 30 „ Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 7 „ TBA, Dover, Del. Oct. 14 „ 1000Bulbs.com 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 21 „ Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 28 „ First Data 500, Martinsville, Va. Nov. 4 „ AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth Nov. 11 „ Can-Am 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 18 „ Ford Ecoboost 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Pole Winners Through July 29 1. Martin Truex Jr., 5 2. Kurt Busch, 3 2. Kyle Busch, 3 4. Ryan Blaney, 2 4. Kevin Harvick, 2 4. Kyle Larson, 2 7. Aric Almirola, 1 7. Alex Bowman, 1 7. Chase Elliott, 1 7. Matt Kenseth, 1 7. Paul Menard, 1 7. Daniel Suarez, 1 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Laps Led Leaders Through July 29 1. Kevin Harvick, 1127 2. Kyle Busch, 1055 3. Martin Truex Jr., 664 4. Kurt Busch, 504 5. Ryan Blaney, 470 6. Kyle Larson, 372 7. Brad Keselowski, 369 8. Clint Bowyer, 331 9. Joey Logano, 282 10. Denny Hamlin, 277 11. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 126 12. Aric Almirola, 124 13. Chase Elliott, 110 14. Erik Jones, 88 15. Alex Bowman, 76 16. William Byron, 53 16. Daniel Suarez, 53 18. Ryan Newman, 44 19. Michael McDowell, 31 20. Kasey Kahne, 30 21. Bubba Wallace Jr., 22 22. Austin Dillon, 21 23. Jimmie Johnson, 15 24. Paul Menard, 12 25. AJ Almendinger, 11 25. Justin Marks, 11 27. Matt DiBenedetto, 6 28. Ty Dillon, 3 29. Jamie McMurray, 2 30. Clay Buescher, 1 30. Gray Gaulding, 1 30. Brendan Gaughan, 1 GOLF WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPSBRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL Site: Akron, Ohio. Course: Firestone CC (South). Yardage: 7,400. Par: 70. Purse: $10 million. Winners share: $1.7 million. Television: Today-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 quali“ ed for the tournament by moving to No. 50 in the world. He is an eight-time winner, and his last victory was “ ve years ago at Firestone when he won by seven shots. ... This is the “ 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-“ eld events, Michael Kim is the only PGA Tour winner this season who is not in the “ eld because the John Deere Classics “ eld was not strong enough to qualify. ... Francesco Molinaris 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 WOMENS BRITISH OPEN Site: Lytham St. Annes, England. Course: Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Yardage: 6,585. Par: 72. Purse: $3.25 million. Winners share: $487,500. Television: Today-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 “ rst player to cross $2 million in LPGA earnings this year, and she returned to No. 1 in the womens 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 “ fth time the Womens British Open has been held at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. The “ 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 quali“ ed for the Womens British Open on Monday. Paula Creamer is the “ 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 CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Reno, Nev. Course: Montreaux Golf & CC. Yardage: 7,472. Par: 72. Purse: $3.4 million. Winners share: $612,000. Television: Today-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 modi“ 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 sponsors exemption, giving the “ 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 sponsors 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 CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Blaine, Minn. Course: TPC Twin Cities. Yardage: 7,114. Par: 72. Purse: $1.75 million. Winners 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 Spaniards victories were majors. ... This marked the seventh straight year that a player has won multiple majors on the senior circuit. ... This is the “ 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 “ 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 „ Jerry Kelly, Jimenez, David Toms and Bernharnd Langer „ are separated by $214,480. ... Langer failed to win a senior major for the “ rst time since 2013. Next tournament: Dicks Sporting Goods Open on Aug. 17-19. Online: www.pgatour.com/champions WEB.COM TOUR DIGITAL ALLY OPEN Site: Overland Park, Kan. Course: Nicklaus GC at LionsGate. Yardage: 7,251. Par: 72. Purse: $675,000. Winners share: $121,500. Television: None. Defending champion: Marty Dou. Money leader: Sungjae Im. Last week: Martin Trainer won the Price Cutter Charity Championship. Next week: Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae. Online: www.pgatour.com/webcom EUROPEAN TOUR FIJI INTERNATIONAL Site: Natadola, Fiji. Course: Natadola Bay Championship GC. Yardage: 7,190. Par: 72. Purse: A$1.25 million. Winners share: A$208,333. Television: Today, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 7 p.m. to mid-night (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 TOURS MEN 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, North“ 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.jp 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 3Wednesdays Game All-Star Game at AtlantaMLS All-Stars vs. JuventusSaturdays 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.Sundays GameLos Angeles FC at New York Red Bulls, 6 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern (Home teams listed “ rst) SEMIFINALS Wednesday, Aug. 8Chicago Fire (MLS) at Philadelphia Union (MLS), 7 p.m. Los Angeles FC (MLS) at Houston Dynamo (MLS), 8:30 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 14 1 4 46 41 14 Seattle 8 4 6 30 20 15 Portland 8 5 5 29 29 22 Orlando 8 6 5 29 27 26 Chicago 7 4 7 28 26 22 Utah 5 6 7 22 14 18 Houston 5 7 5 20 21 28 Washington 2 11 4 10 11 24 Sky Blue FC 0 13 3 3 12 32 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.July 28Sky Blue FC at Chicago, ppd.Sundays GamesPortland at North Carolina, 6 p.m. Sky Blue FC at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Seattle, 9 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. 8Washington at Utah, 10 p.m.Friday, Aug. 10North Carolina at Chicago, 8 p.m. TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLMLB „ Suspended Baltimore Orioles RHP Ruben Garcia 50-games without pay after testing positive for Amphetamine, Pittsburgh Pirates RHP Eddison Polonia 72-games without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol and Washington Nationals OF Jonathan Pryor 76-games without pay after testing positive for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone all in violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Recalled LHP Donnie Hart from Norfolk (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Optioned OF Greg Allen to Columbus (IL). Activated OF Leonys Martin. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Recalled OF Jake Marisnick from Fresno (PCL). Optioned OF Kyle Tucker to Fresno. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Actiavted RHP Lance Lynn. Signed RHPs Osiel Rodriguez and Jose Chambuco and SS Alexander Vargas to minor league contracts. National League CHICAGO CUBS „ Activated RHP Brandon Kintzler. Optioned LHP Randy Rosario to Iowa (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Designated RHP Shawn Kelley for assignment. Recalled RHP Jimmy Cordero from Syracuse (IL). American Association CLEBURNE RAILROADERS „ Traded INF Chase Simpson to Wichita for OF Hunter Clanin and a player to be named. LINCOLN SALTDOGS „ Signed OF Alex Gunn. Can-Am League OTTAWA CHAMPIONS „ Signed OF Brian Portelli. QUEBEC CAPITALES „ Signed RHP Mike Hepple and RHP Brian Loconsole.FOOTBALLNational Football League DALLAS COWBOYS „ Activated DE Randy Gregory from the NFI list. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Announced the retirement of OL Jack Mewhort. MINNESOTA VIKINGS „ Promoted Don Becker to executive vice president of real estate development and strategic projects; George Paton to vice president of player personnel/assistant general manager; Eric Sugarman to vice president of sports medicine/head athletic trainer; Bob Hagan to vice president of football and media communications; Jeff Anderson to vice president of strategic and corporate communications; Theresa Baugus to MVC coach and manager; Luke Burson to manager of football information systems; John Dvorak to senior account executive; Michael Huiras to senior producer, live programming; Taylar Sievert to senior graphic designer; Nick Maurer to director, corporate partnerships; Stuart Morrow to senior account executive; Sam Newton to football communications manager; Craig Peters to senior editor; Kendall Peters to manager, sales and engagement analytics; Zach Royse to social media strategist; Genette Sekse to manager, engagement and sales analytics; Jordan Struck to studio operations manager; and Nate Vaughn to senior producer, original content. Announced pro scout Jeff Robinson has transitioned to youth football development manager. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ Signed FB Henry Poggi. Released WR Jordan Matthews. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS „ Activated WRs Brandon Tate and Michael Floyd and TE Michael Hoomanawanui. Added G Don Barclay. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Signed LB Dadi Nicolas. Waived OL Alex Balducci. Canadian Football League CFL „ Suspended Ottawa WR Seth Coate two games after testing positive for a banned substance, SARM LGD-4033 metabolite, under the drug policy of the league and the CFL Players Association. Fined Hamilton WR Jalen Saunders an undisclosed amount for an unnecessary hit to the head area of an opponent who was on the ground.HOCKEYNational Hockey League NEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Agreed to terms with Binghamton (AHL) coach Mark Dennehy.OLYMPIC SPORTSU.S. Anti-Doping Agency USADA „ Announced U.S. cyclist Bruce Mazur received a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation.SOCCERMajor League Soccer MINNESOTA UNITED „ Acquired an international roster spot from Colorado for the 2018 season for $50,000 in General Allocation Money.COLLEGESBROWN „ Promoted Matthew Culp to athletic trainer. COLLEGE of CHARLESTON „ Named Ryan McEvoy athletic communications assistant. DOANE „ Named Malcolm Pearson defensive backs coach and John Reeves offensive line coach. FURMAN „ Named Dru Duke tight ends coach. GEORGIA SOUTHERN „ Named Nate Kopunek and Stephen Walmsley mens assistant soccer coaches, Robert Flott goalkeepers coach, Emil Laursen student assistant coach and Kiera McCormack director of mens soccer operations. ST. NORBERT „ Named Mike Wallerich interim baseball coach. PRESBYTERIAN „ Named Jenna Handshoe womens lacrosse coach. WAYNE STATE (MICH.) „ Named Chris Calley wide receivers coach. YALE „ Named Lashay Banks womens assistant basketball coach. TENNIS ATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURCITI OPENWednesday at William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, Washington Purse: ATP, $1.89 million (WT500); WTA, $226,750 (Intl.); Surface: Hard-OutdoorMens Singles First RoundTommy Paul, United States, def. Alex Bolt, Australia, 3-6, 7-6 (0), 6-2.Second RoundFrances Tiafoe (13), United States, def. Hubert Hurkacz, Poland, 6-2, 6-4. James Duckworth, Australia, def. Jason Kubler, Australia, 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5). Marius Copil, Romania, def. Jeremy Chardy (14), France, 6-4, 6-4. Denis Kudla, United States, def. Karen Khachanov (12), Russia, 6-2, 6-3. Mischa Zverev (15), Germany, def. Tim Smyczek, United States, 6-2, 7-6 (7).Womens Singles First RoundZheng Saisai, China, def. Katie Swan, Britain, 6-2, 6-4. Ysaline Bonaventure, Belgium, def. Anhelina Kalinina, Ukraine, 6-3, 6-3. Jennifer Brady, United States, def. Natalia Vikhlyantseva, Russia, 6-1, 6-4.Second RoundAndrea Petkovic, Germany, def. Sloane Stephens (2), United States, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.Mens Doubles First RoundDenis Kudla, United States, and Frances Tiafoe, United States, def. Jeremy Chardy, France, and Nick Kyrgios, Australia, wal kover. Raven Klaasen, South Africa, and Michael Venus, New Zealand, def. Rajeev Ram, United States, and Jean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6). Ivan Dodig, Croatia, and Ben McLachlan, Japan, def. Lukasz Kubot, Poland, and Marcelo Melo (3), Brazil, 6-4, 7-5. Mike Bryan, United States, and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France, def. Nikola Mektic, Croatia, and Alexander Peya, Austria, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 10-5. Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, Colombia, def. Henri Kontinen, Finland, and John Peers (2), Australia, 6-4, 6-4.Womens Doubles First RoundYsaline Bonaventure, Belgium, and Fanny Stollar, Hungary, def. Aleksandra Krunic, Serbia, and Zheng Saisai, China, wal kover. Han Xinyun, China, and Darija Jurak (3), Croatia, def. Chen Pei Hsuan and Wu FangHsien, Taiwan, 2-6, 6-1, 10-5.TUESDAYS RESULTS Mens Singles First RoundJared Donaldson, United States, def. Jordan Thompson, Australia, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Daniil Medvedev, Russia, def. Yosuke Watanuki, Japan, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1. Denis Kudla, United States, def. Lukas Lacko, Slovakia, 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-4. James Duckworth, Australia, def. Thai-Son Kwiat kowski, United States, 6-3, 7-5. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, def. Benoit Paire, France, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. Alex de Minaur, Australia, def. Vasek Pospisil, Canada, 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-3. Pierre-Hugues Herbert, France, def. Mitchell Krueger, United States, 7-5, 6-3. Victor Millot, France, def. Yuichi Sugita, Japan, 6-3, 6-2. Donald Young, United States, def. Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3).Womens Singles First RoundNaomi Osaka (3), Japan, def. Bernarda Pera, United States, 6-2, 7-6 (4). Ana Bogdan, Romania, def. Ekaterina Makarova (4), Russia, 7-6 (2), 6-3. Nao Hibino, Japan, def. Sofya Zhuk, Russia, 7-5, 6-4. Donna Vekic (7), Croatia, def. Caroline Dolehide, United States, 6-3, 6-4. Belinda Bencic (6), Switzerland, def. Harriet Dart, Britain, 7-5, 6-2. Sloane Stephens (2), United States, def. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States, 7-5, 6-4. Yulia Putintseva (8), Kazakhstan, def. Tatjana Maria, Germany, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Caroline Wozniacki (1), Denmark, vs. Anhelina Kalinina, Ukraine, ccd.Mens Doubles First RoundDivij Sharan, India, and Artem Sitak, New Zealand, def. Jamie Cerretani, United States, and Leander Paes, India, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 10-7.Womens Doubles First RoundShuko Aoyama, Japan, and Renata Voracova (2), Czech Republic, def. Francesca di Lorenzo and Jamie Loeb, United States, 7-6 (1), 6-4. Louisa Chirico and Allie Kiick, United States, def. Alana Smith and Natasha Subhash, United States, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Chan Hao-ching, Taiwan, and Yang Zhaoxuan (1), China, def. Sophie Chang and Alexandra Mueller, United States, 6-2, 6-3. Alexa Guarachi, Chile, and Erin Routliffe, New Zealand, def. Harriet Dart, Britain, and Prarthana Thombare, India, 7-6 (3), 7-5. Kristie Ahn and Lauren Davis, United States, def. Nicole Hammond, United States, and Kristyna Nepivodova, Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-2.ATP WORLD TOURGENERALI OPENWednesday at Kitzbueheler Tennis Club, Kitzbuehel, Austria Purse: $584,250 (WT250); Surface: Clay-OutdoorMens Singles Second RoundMaxi Marterer (6), Germany, def. Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, 6-3, 6-4. Jaume Munar, Spain, def. Robin Haase (4), Netherlands, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber (2), Germany, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1. Taro Daniel, Japan, def. Laslo Djere, Serbia, 6-3, 6-2. Dusan Lajovic (8), Serbia, def. Dennis Novak, Austria, 6-2, 6-4. Nicolas Jarry, Chile, def. Fernando Verdasco (3), Spain, 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-3. PRO BASKETBALL WNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GBAtlanta 16 10 .615 „ Washington 15 11 .577 1 Connecticut 14 12 .538 2 Chicago 10 17 .370 6 New York 7 18 .280 8 Indiana 3 23 .115 13WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GBSeattle 20 7 .741 „ Minnesota 15 10 .600 4 Los Angeles 15 11 .577 4 Phoenix 15 12 .556 5 Dallas 14 12 .538 5 Las Vegas 12 13 .480 7Tuesdays GamesWashington 86, Atlanta 71 Chicago 92, Dallas 91 Seattle 102, Phoenix 91Wednesdays GamesNew York at Connecticut, late Phoenix at Las Vegas, lateTodays GamesDallas at Indiana, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles, 10 p.m.Fridays GamesBy The Associated PressMONTREAL „ Johnny Manziel will make his CFL debut against his former team on Friday night.The Montreal Alouettes announced that Manziel will be their starter when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner began the season with Hamilton and was dealt to Montreal on July 22 in a five-player deal that also included two first-round draft picks.I feel fortunate enough this week to be going against a team, a defense that Ive seen more than any other defense since Ive been in the CFL,Ž Manziel said Tuesday. I feel like I really know this person-nel very well, I feel like I know this team in and out because I was a part of it.Its definitely going to be a little weird playing against those guys, but at the end of the day its business and Im in a new home. It will be good to see some familiar faces this week, but also a challenge and a very good defense.ŽMontreal acquired Manziel and offensive linemen Tony Washington and Landon Rice for receiver Chris Wil-liams, defensive lineman Jamaal Westerman and 2021-22 first-round draft picks. The move reunited Manziel with Alouetes coach Mike Sherman, who recruited Manziel to Texas A&M.Manziel dressed for Montreals 44-23 loss last week to Edmonton but didnt play. Vernon Adams Jr. completed 15 of 28 passes for 217 yards and an interception while rushing for 72 yards and a TD on eight carries.Adams, a former team-mate of Manziels in Hamilton, wasnt sur-prised by the move.We all knew he wasnt coming just to sit,Ž Adams said. We helped him learn the offense as quick as possible, hes still learning.Now, Im going to be here for him, back him up. Whatever he needs help with, Im here for him.ŽManziel made headlines in May when he signed a two-year deal with Hamilton. He played in both of the Tiger-Cats exhibition games „ com-pleting 21 of 31 passes for 168 yards and a TD while rushing six times for 19 yards „ but remained on the sidelin es as Jeremiah Masolis backup once the regular season began.We obviously traded for John for a specific reason,Ž Sherman said. I think we have two very good quarterbacks but were going to give the nod to John for this ballgame. Im very impressed by the knowl-edge that he does have at this point.ŽThe contest is between two struggling teams as Hamilton (2-4) and Montreal (1-5) have each lost three straight games.The 6-foot, 210-pound Manziel was taken in the first round, No. 22 overall, by the Cleveland Browns in the 2014 NFL draft but was released in March 2016 after post-ing a 2-6 record over two tumultuous campaigns on and off the field.Manziel, 25, appeared in 14 games overall, throwing for 1,675 yards and seven TD passes.The game Friday will be Manziels first regularseason start since Dec. 27, 2015, when he completed 13-of-32 passes for 136 yards and an intercep-tion while running for 108 yards in Clevelands 17-13 road loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.Manziel to make CFL debut against Hamilton Tiger-Cats

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, August 2, 2018 B3By Ralph D. RussoAP College Football WriterFor years college foot-ball coaches have labored, even agonized, over whether to play a freshman who might be able contribute immediately or hold him out of games to preserve a year of eligi-bility and hopefully cash in greater rewards down the road.Those decisions are about to get a whole lot easier.Rarely does the NCAA pass legislation that is both wholeheartedly endorsed by coaches and beneficial to players, but the new redshirt rule appears to be that kind of smash hit. Players will now be allowed to play in up to four games and still qualify for a redshirt season, maintaining four years of eligibility. In the past, playing just one game could cost a player an entire season of eligibility. Coaches say the change will provide needed roster depth, improve player development and avoid many of those damned-if-you-dodamned-if-you-dont situations where the choice becomes: S hortterm need or long-term goals?Brilliant. Love it. Greatest rule the NCAA has ever put in in the last 20 years,Ž Minnesota coach PJ Fleck said.Its a game-changer. But how, exactly?I dont know if people on the outside or even maybe us on the inside understand how different that rule is. How much the game is going to be differ-ent, the strategy behind it,Ž Oklahoma coach Lin-coln Riley said. I think its going to be fun.ŽAll players, no matter their class year, can be redshirted. Medical redshirts are common in college football, giving a player back a season of eligibility that was mostly lost to injury. But it is with the fresh-man class that teams need a redshirt plan.Even before incoming recruits step on campus, coaches start mapping out who is likely to play and who will probably sit. Sometimes the depth chart makes that decision. In other cases, player per-formance forces the issue.The evaluation process is constant, but former UCLA coach Jim Mora said by the start of the season the staff has iden-tified the players who will play, those who will red-shirt and what players were on the bubble.But you had to stay fluid because of things that could can happen during the season,Ž said Mora, who will join ESPN as a studio analyst this season.That is still the case, but now that fluidity is more manageable.Stanford coach David Shaw said in 2014 the coaches had decided to redshirt Harrison Phillips, who turned into one of the most productive defensive linemen in school history. Injuries forced them to reconsider. The injured veterans returned after two games, but Phil-lips kept playing rather than returning to the practice squad.On the flip side, Shaw said, defensive back Paulson Adebo was ready to play by the end of last season but coaches decided it was not worth losing a year of eligibility.Expect coaches to take the wraps off plenty of young players during bowl season. Teams often have an eye toward the next season when preparing for a bowl game. Add in the recent trend of some established players skip-ping the postseason to prepare for the NFL draft process, and the ability to tap into the freshman class without regret in the bowl game becomes even more useful.Baylor coach Matt Rhule, whose team is coming off a 1-11 season, said the new rule is a god-send for the rebuilding Bears. He expects every freshman to play.To me, that changes your preparation. That changes your mind-set. When you know youre going to p lay, theres a whole nother level of pressure,Ž Rhule said. I think it will boost their morale. I remember the first time I got in at Penn State. I got in for, like, eight plays at the end of the game against Temple. I thought I was Law-rence Taylor walking off that field. All that work, all that stuff was finally worth it.ŽTCU coach Gary Patterson said he might use freshmen more liberally on special teams to save top of the depth chart players some wear and tear. That also means keeping a closer eye on them in practice than before.Youre probably going to give your fresh-men more reps than what youve normally given them in scrimmages,Ž he said.New redshirt rule in place for college football coachesafter not playing last year.We have that set,Ž Har-baugh said of the QB plans for tonight. I never really talk about that. We just go do it. But we have the quarterback rotation set, and then well organize the rest of it ... Therell be some guys who wont play in that game, probably you might guess the guys who havent practiced as much that first week.ŽSome other things to watch in the Hall of Fame game: A FIFTH GAMEThe extra preseason contest usually gives low draftees, non-draftees and guys trying to catch on an additional chance to show their stuff. This isnt much different from the final exhibition game, when starters generally sit and others get a last chance to make a roster.When you have that extra game, the benefit is it gives you more reps for your players,Ž Nagy said. The negative is theres health risks, right? So people can get hurt. Theres a fine bal-ance of both of those and being able to understand which way you want to go, and right now I feel like our plan as a coaching staff for who we want to play and dont want to play, I feel really good about it.Ž O-LINE QUESTIONSBoth teams have to find answers regarding their blockers. Baltimore has one of the best in the league in right guard Marshal Yanda, but hes coming off an injury-ravaged 2017 in which he made it into two games.Thats why they call it training camp,Ž Ravens OL coach Joe DAlessandris said. You have an idea of who are going to be your so-called projected players and starters, but that could change overnight. The same thing could happen during the season.ŽConsidering how stationary Flacco can be, Baltimore needs to solve the offensive line issues quickly if he is its starter.Trubisky at least can move around, and theres no question he will be the Bears first-stringer. Guard Kyle Longs assortment of health issues doesnt help in the quest to solidify the line.HOMECOMINGThis is sort of a homecoming for Trubisky. He played at North Carolina but is from this area (Mentor, Ohio).Im excited. The Hall of Fame game is a great opportunity for this team, and its a unique place to place,Ž he said. Just going back to the Hall of Fame, Ill have some family coming to the game. Itll be great to see some family, and its an exciting time for this team.ŽNATIONAL ANTHEMWith the NFLs new policy on protocol during the national anthem in limbo as both the league and union discuss it, nothing really has changed from last season. Demonstrations by the players aimed toward awareness of social injus-tice could occur tonight. BETTING LINEWith legal betting on NFL games in some states, there actually is a line on this game: Balti-more by 2 points. How the oddsmakers got there is anyones guess consid-ering there are 90 players on each roster and many of them will get on the field. FOOTBALLFrom Page B1Florida States Cam Akers (3) carries the ball as Jeremy McDuf“ e (9) attempts a tackle during a game in Durham, N.C., on Oct. 14, 2017. [BEN MCKEOWN/AP FILE] opportunity,Ž Woods said Wednesday, his first time at Firestone in four years. But I also had to play well to do it. ... And within a year to get down to 50 I think is a pretty good accomplishment. But it also got me into this event.ŽBridges tone de cided not to renew as title sponsor of the World Golf Cham-pionship, said to be an annual price tag of about $15 million. The company next year sponsors the Senior Players Champi-onship at Firestone, while the WGC event moves to Memphis, Tennessee.This event has been very special to me over the years, and its sad to see it leave Firestone,Ž Woods said. We certainly understand it. But for me, Ive always had such great memories of this golf course.Ž Where to start?Was it the first victory in 1999 when he beat Phil Mickelson by one shot? The next year was even better when Woods raced to finish in the dark, made one last birdie to finish at 21-under par and won by 11 shots. He won in playoffs that lasted four holes against Stewart Cink (in 2006) and seven holes against Jim Furyk (in 2001). He won by eight shots in 2007 against Rory Sabbatini, who had said earlier in the year that Woods looked beatable as ever.ŽThere isnt just one,Ž Woods said. Ive done it so many different ways.ŽTicket sales spiked when it was disclosed after the British Open that Woods reached No. 50 and would be back at Firestone. He became the face of this tournament over the last two decades, even through some rough patches when he was coping with scars on and off the golf course.It would be a fitting con-clusion at Firestone for Woods to walk off with yet another trophy, except its not that simple. He has yet to win this year, and while Woods used to own the short fields in these World Golf Championships with 18 titles, the competition is stiffer than ever.Dustin Johnson affirmed his position at No. 1 in the world by win-ning the Canadian Open last week for his third PGA Tour title of the year. He won at Firestone two years ago and, like Woods, calls it one of his favorite stops of the year because it is big, tree-lined and doesnt have many frills. Rory McIlroy is coming off a runner-up finish in the British Open. He won at Firestone in 2014, sandwiched between vic-tories in the British Open and PGA Championship. McIlroy has eight consec-utive rounds in the 60s.I really think it is horses for courses. There are just courses that fit your eye better than some others,Ž McIlroy said. Tiger has proved that with here, with Bay Hill, with Torrey Pines, with ... well, actually, anywhere.ŽWoods hasnt been back to Firestone since 2014, when he hurt his back early in the final round. He hasnt been eligible since then.He raised expectations, certainly among his fans, with his strong showing at Carnoustie, where Woods had the lead for a couple of holes on Sunday, only to fall back with a double bogey. He wound up three shots behind, with the only consolation being a spot at Firestone.Hes going to play well this week,Ž Justin Thomas said. This place is like Augusta for him. He could probably take two, three weeks off and hes going to get it around here fine because he knows how to. Hes won here as many times as Ive won everywhere in my career. I grew up watching him win a lot of tournaments here, hitting the shots in the dark. ... So hes going to be very, very comfort-able here.Ž GOLFFrom Page B1Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy as he celebrates with free safety Ed Reed (20) after the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl 47 in New Orleans. [ELAINE THOMPSON/AP FILE] one of the top teams in the nation again this season. Meyer said he and ath-letic director Gene Smith agree that being on leave during the inquiry was best for the investigation. "This allows the team to conduct training camp with minimal distraction. I eagerly look forward to the resolution of this matter." Meyer said. Meyer is heading into his seventh season at Ohio State, where he is 73-8 with a national title in 2014 and two Big Ten Conference championships. Shelley Meyer is a registered nurse and is employed as an instructor at Ohio State. Both Meyers and his wife could be in violation of Title IX policy on reporting allegations of domestic violence against univer-sity employees. Zach Smith was charged in May with misdemeanor criminal trespass. At the time of the charge, Zach Smith's attorney said Courtney Smith had accused him of driving to her apartment after she told him they would meet elsewhere so he could drop off their son. Zach Smith pleaded not guilty last month. A hearing has been scheduled for Friday. Zach Smith was also accused of aggravated battery on his then-preg-nant wife in 2009 while he was a graduate assistant on Meyer's staff at Florida. The charge was dropped because of insuf-ficient evidence. Urban Meyer brought Smith, the grandson of late Buckeyes coach Earle Bruce, to Ohio State in 2012. MEYERFrom Page B1

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B4 Thursday, August 2, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comFeb.11: ClashatDaytona(BradKeselowski) Feb.15: Can-AmDuelatDaytona(RyanBlaneyand ChaseElliott) Feb.18: Daytona500(AustinDillon) Feb.25: FoldsofHonor500atAtlanta(KevinHarvick) March4: Kobalt400atLasVegas(KevinHarvick) March11: CampingWorld500(k)atPhoenix(Kevin Harvick) March18: AutoClub400atFontana(MartinTruexJr.) March26: STP500atMartinsville(ClintBowyer) A pril8: OReillyAutoParts500atTexas(KyleBusch) A pril15: FoodCity500atBristol(KyleBusch) A pril21: ToyotaOwners400atRichmond(KyleBusch) A pril29: Geico500atTalladega(JoeyLogano) May6: AAA400atDover(KevinHarvick) May12: GoBowling400atKansas(KevinHarvick) May19: All-StarRaceatCharlotte(KevinHarvick) May27: Coca-Cola600atCharlotte(KyleBusch) June3: Pocono400(MartinTruexJr.) June10: FireKeepersCasino400atMichigan(Clint Bowyer) June24: Toyota/SaveMart350atSonoma(MartinTruex Jr.) July1: Chicago400atChicagoland(KyleBusch) July7: CokeZero400atDaytona(ErikJones) July14: QuakerState400atKentucky(MartinTruexJr.) July22: NewHampshire301(KevinHarvick) July29: Pennsylvania400atPocono(KyleBusch) Aug.5: 355attheGlen,atWatkinsGlen Aug.12: PureMichigan400 Aug.18: NightRaceatBristol Sept.2: Southern500atDarlington Sept.9: Brickyard400atIndianapolis Sept.16: LasVegas400 Sept.22: FederatedAutoParts400atRichmond Sept.30: BankofAmerica500(k)atCharlotteroad course Oct.7: Delaware400atDover Oct.14: Alabama500atTalladega Oct.21: HollywoodCasino400atKansas Oct.28: FirstData500atMartinsville Nov.4: Texas500 Nov.11: Can-Am500(k)atPhoenix Nov.18: FordEcoBoost400atHomestead NASCARTHISWEEK CUPSTANDINGS WHATSONTAP QUESTIONS& ATTITUDECompellingquestions...andmaybea fewactualanswers2018SCHEDULEANDWINNERS 12345678910 KENWILLISTOP10NASCARDRIVERRANKINGSKYLEBUSCH Histurnup top KEVIN HARVICK Rough weekend, still“nished fourth! MARTIN TRUEXJR. Pocono delivereda rareclunker ERIKJONES Becoming alead-pack “xture KURT BUSCH Pilingup top-10slike Smokey Robinson JOEY LOGANO OneCup,two X“nitywins atTheGlen ARIC ALMIROLA Notexactlya road-course ringer RYAN BLANEY TheBlaneys arentbigon roadcourses either CHASE ELLIOTT 0-for-98 TheDaytonaBeachNews-JournalsGodwin Kelly&KenWillishavecoveredNASCARfor nearly60yearscombined.godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.comken.willis@news-jrnl.com CLINT BOWYER Fourweeks withouta top-10THREETHINGSTOWATCHPOCONO THREETHINGSWELEARNED WATKINSGLEN FEUDOFTHEWEEK SPEEDFREAKSAfewquestionswehadtoask ourselvesGODWINSPICKS FORWATKINSGLEN MOTORMOUTHS PODCASTWhowasWatkinsandwhowas Glen?Maybewe“ndoutinthe pod.Maybenot. Tuneinonlineat w ww.news-journalonline.com/ daytonamotormouths A runner-upforDanielSuarez. IshenowonthewatchlistŽfor v ictory? GODSPEAK: Yes,heisgaining momentumatareally,reallygood time.ButIthinkChaseElliott beatshimtothecheckered”ag. KEN'SCALL: Obviously,there's onlyoneplacebetter,butIstill thinkAricAlmirolawinsunder greenbeforeSuarezbreaksthe seal. Bettercareer:KyleBuschorTony Stewart? GODSPEAK: Callitatie.Buschis closinginon200overallnational serieswins,whichisimpressive. AnotherCuptitleputshimover thetop. KEN'SCALL: Goodquestion. They'retiedinCupwins(49),and Kyleislight-yearsaheadinoverall NASCARwins,butTonyhasthose threeCuptitles,comparedwith Kyle'sone.Untilfurthernotice, Tony. MATTDIBENEDETTOVS.ARIC A LMIROLA: Thetwodriverswere “ghtingforpositiononthelastlap whenAlmirolasNo.10Fordand DiBenedettosNo.32Fordtangled. Almirolaspun.MattyD.was27th. GODWINKELLYSTAKE: NBCSN caughtDiBenedettowalking aggressivelyuptoAlmirolaon pitroad,issuingacomplaintand walkingaway.Theyrunracesin differentZIPcodes,sothiswont escalate. WINNER: MartinTruexJr. RESTOFTOP5: KyleBusch,Kyle Larson,JoeyLogano,ClintBowyer FIRSTONEOUT: MattDiBenedetto DARKHORSE: AJAllmendinger DONTBESURPRISEDIF: TheBig 3ŽsurgecontinuesasTruex,with onlyŽfourwins,playscatch-up toBuschandHarvick.Whendowestartpaying attentiontoChristopherBell?Goodquestion.The23-year-old Oklahomanativehaswonthe pastthreeX“nitySeriesracesin JoeGibbsNo.20Toyota.Hehas fouroverallwinsthisyearaftera “ve-win2017intheTruckSeries. Severalyearsago,whensponsorsgrewontreesandlower-level victoriesoftenmeantaneventual promotion,therewouldbeplenty ofspeculationastohowBellwould beworkedintoGibbsCupplansfor nextyear.Anychanceofthat?Notsure,butdidyounoticethe strongsecond-placeshowingby DanielSuarezatPocono?HisNo. 19teamhasbeenGibbsleastproductivecarsinceCarlEdwards retirement,andontheimmediate heelsofBellsthirdstraightwin, Suarezproducedhiscareer-best “nish.Strictlyacoincidence? Maybe,butmaybenot.Sometimes itsasifaracer-in-needcanwilla fewmorehorsesintotheengine.„KenWillis,ken.willis@ news-jrnl.com1.KyleBusch891 2.KevinHarvick843 3.MartinTruexJr.762 4.JoeyLogano690 5.ClintBowyer677 5.KurtBusch677 7.BradKeselowski644 8.KyleLarson626 9.DennyHamlin618 10.RyanBlaney612 11.AricAlmirola587 12.ChaseElliott569 13.JimmieJohnson547 14.ErikJones533 15.AlexBowman496 16.RickyStenhouseJr.440 16.PaulMenard440 18.RyanNewman408 19.AustinDillon402 20.DanielSuarez400 CUPSERIES: GoBowlingatTheGlen SITE: WatkinsGlenInternational (2.45-mileroadcourse) SCHEDULE: Saturday,practice (NBCSportsNetwork,10a.m.and 1p.m.),qualifying(NBCSports Network,6:30p.m.).Sunday,race (NBC,coveragebeginsat2p.m.; green”ag,3:15p.m.) XFINITY: Zippo200atTheGlen SITE: WatkinsGlenInternational SCHEDULE: Saturday,qualifying (NBCSportsNetwork,11:30a.m.), race(NBC,3p.m.)1.HoldyourbreathBubbaWallaceprovidedtheholdyour-breathmomentatPoconowhen hecrashedhardintoTurn1,destroyinghisNo.43Chevy.Hardestoneof mycareer,Žtherookiesaid.Thereis nofeelinglikebeinghelplessinthat situationgoingoffintoTurn1,andit scaredthehelloutofme.Ž2.ShowingimprovementHendrickMotorsportsisshowing signsofimprovement.Ithadthree driversscoretop-10“nishes,with AlexBowmanleadingthecharge, producinghiscareer-bestthird-place effort.WilliamByronhadhisbest “nish,too,asixth.JimmieJohnson? Hewoundup17th.3.ChanginglexiconNASCARfolkarefamousforinventing newwords.DriverSterlingMarlin cameupwith”ustrated,ŽwhileLarry McReynolds,whowasmakingapoint onTV,inventedinterate.ŽWhile talkingaboutBubbaWallacescrash, DaleEarnhardtJr.usedtheword frighteningness.Ž„GodwinKelly,godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comBubbaWallacesaidhewasOKafter hisviolentcrashatPocono.[AP/DERIK HAMILTON] 1.NASCARTresGrandesYes,wearegrowingwearyoftheterm Big3,Žwhichdescribesthetrioof drivers(KyleBusch,KevinHarvick, MartinTruexJr.)hoggingNASCAR CupSerieswins.Whenaskedabout tyingTonyStewartontheall-time winslistwith49victories,Buschsaid hewantstokeepclimbingandadded this:Whatscrazyishowthisyear keepsgoing.ItslikeHarvickgetsone, wegetone,Truexgetsoneandwere allbackandforth.ŽWegetit.2.BodinesstrategyDriverGeoffBodineandcrewchief PaulAndrewsdevisedawinning WatkinsGlenstrategyin1996,which manyteamsuseasaguidelineforthe 2.45-mileroadcourse.Bodinesimply dividedthe90-lapraceintotwopit stopsatpredeterminedtimesand beatthelikesofTerryLabonte,Mark MartinandJeffGordonthatday.And justfortherecord,itwasBodines lastcareerwinintheCupSeries.He endedwith18totalwins.3.OneeyeonAJWithalackofroad-racingringersparticipatinginone-offracesthesedays, thevictoriesusuallygetpocketedby NASCARelite.Notsofast,myfriend. AJAllmendingersnamehasbecome synonymouswithTheGlen.The 36-year-olddriverpulledofftheupset winin2014,andwhenCupRacing headstoupstateNewYork,AJsname getstossedinthehat.Inninestarts, hehasthatwinand“veothertop-10 “nishes.„GodwinKelly,godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comKyleBuschcelebrateshissixthwinoftheseasonwithaburnoutatPocono.[AP/DERIKHAMILTON]

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, August 2, 2018 C1 SCENETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comBy Linda Florea CorrespondentIts the last weekend to catch the farce Charleys AuntŽ at the Moonlight in Clermont and the musical comedy Sweet CharityŽ at the Icehouse. Be sure to see them before theyre gone. Also, the Tavares Community Theater is scrambling to find a new venue for next season. Charleys Aunt The Moonlight Players in Clermont presents just three more performances of the witty, slapstick, fast-paced comedy Charleys Aunt,Ž at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. In the show, Charley and Jack love Amy and Kitty. Amy is about to go away, and Charley thinks he may miss his opportunity to ask for her hand. Then he discovers that his aunt, a Brazilian woman he hardly knows, is coming for lunch, and things dont go as planned. Donna Lucia, the aunt, is late, and their friend, Lord Fancourt Babberley, shows up in drag as Donna Lucia. Its a wild ride of mistaken identity, young love, old love, angry uncles and one beautiful, exotic aunt. The cast includes Tad Kincaid as Jack Chesney; Jakob Preston as Charles Wykeham; Caleb Jones as Lord Fancourt Babberly; Daren Aklan as Brassett; Shelly Bradford as Donna Lucia DAlvadorez; Jillian Howard as Amy Spettigue; Caitlin Nicholas as Kitty Verdun; Hood Roberts as Stephen Spettigue; Shelley Whittle as Colonel Sir Francis; and Cassidy Lynch as Ela Delahay. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children. Details: moonlightplayers. com. Sweet Charity The Icehouse Players in Mount Dora bring the musical comedy Sweet Charity,Ž to the Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse, 1100 N. Unser St. in Mount Dora for four more performances before closing. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Its the 1960s, and dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine looks for true love with a shy accountant named Oscar. The music is by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. The Broadway show was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse. Songs include Big Spender,Ž If They Could See Me NowŽ and Theres Gotta Be Something Better Than This.Ž Its a fun and nostalgic look back at the 1960s,Ž said Director Darlin Barry. Its got some great songs in it, and is a fantastic dance vehicle. Theres an all-star cast with some of our favorite people.Ž Tickets are $22 Thursday, $24 Friday through Sunday, and $15 for students. The production is rated PG-15. Details: ON STAGECurtain to fall soon on Charleys Aunt, Sweet CharityLOCAL ENTERTAINMENT SCENEOn Tap this weekendAl Alexander More Content NowIt features the finale of all finales, but thats just the beginning as to why Mission: Impossible „ FalloutŽ is the best summer action movie Ive seen since, well, the last Mission: Impossible.Ž For those keeping score, that was 2015s sensational Rogue Nation.Ž and FalloutŽ picks up right where that gem left off, with Tom Cruises estimable Ethan Hunt saving the world from imminent. destruction at the hands of evildoers working under the warped assumption that, There never can be peace without great suffering; and the greater the suffering, the greater the peace.Ž Thats sort of the same thinking as treating your allies like dirt and cozying up to autocrats, but I digress. Yet, you cant deny FalloutŽ isnt topical with its themes of deep-state conspiracies emanating from within the CIA, and spies from the USA, aka the Impossible Missions Force, butting heads with members of MI-6, aka Ethans gorgeous frenemy, Ilsa (the svelte Swede Rebecca Ferguson), in pursuit of ƒ Well, lets just keep that under wraps so you can find out for yourself. Besides, Im not exactly sure Ive figured it out yet; typical for an MI franchise that prides itself on action over story. And whos to argue when youre having this much fun? Maybe funŽ isnt the right word, considering Cruise is giving you a coronary every time hes skydiving, leaping between buildings, dangling off a high-flying helicopter or racing at nearly 100 mph through the streets of Paris on the back of a motorcycle „ without a helmet. And, yes, thats really him performing all those deathdefying stunts. Isnt it always? I dont know how much longer Cruise, now a robust 56, can keep sacrificing his body like this, but you hope that day is a long way off. But unless he can locate the fountain of youth, we must face the fact that FalloutŽ could well be his last hurrah as Ethan Hunt. And if it is, considering it takes a minimum three years to crank these action masterpieces out, he exits spectacularly. He seems to know it, too, ending this latest entry flat on his back in a hospital bed, begging his IMF crew not to make him laugh. But laugh he does; and so do we, with the one-liners flying left and right, as Cruise flies through the air with the greatest of ease „ until he famously shatters an ankle leaping off a building. You cringe, as you can almost hear the bone crumble; all while marveling at the fortitude it took to get up and keep running until he was out of camera range before collapsing in agonizing pain. Like they say, the show must go on. Clearly, these movies MOVIE REVIEWMission accomplished: Fallout is the action movie to end all action moviesEthan Hunt (Tom Cruise) “ nds himself in yet another lifethreatening pickle. [PARAMOUNT PICTURES] LEFT: The annual fundraiser for the Leesburg Center for the Arts transforms into a magical fairy tale land, with Once Upon a WineŽ from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] BELOW: Country and gospel singer Barbara Fairchild will be in concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 S.E. 138th Terrace in Weirsdale. [SUBMITTED] The slapstick comedy Charleys AuntŽ closes this weekend at Moonlught Players in Clermont. [SUBMITTED] Mission: Impossible „ FalloutŽ€ Cast includes Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin, Rebecca Ferguson and Michelle Monaghan. € (PG-13 for violence and intense action.) € Grade: ANew moms, music fans, nature lovers have so much to doBy Linda FloreaCorrespondentThe weekend brings food, parenting, music and outdoor events to begin the month of August. The Leesburg Center for the Arts is transformed into an enchanted forest for the Once Upon a WineŽ fundraiser on Friday, with experts in food and wine planning the meal. The Mommy and More Expo at Florida Hospital Waterman is just about everything a new or nearly new mother could need, with experts, specialists and lots of prizes. Music lovers have a choice between country See TAP, C2 See REVIEW, C3 See STAGE, C2

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C2 Thursday, August 2, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comicehousetheatre. Com. Shrek Jr. The Musical The Bay Street Players Young Peoples Theatre present Shrek Jr. The MusicalŽ this weekend at the State Theatre in Eustis for four shows, at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children. Details and tickets: baystreetplayers.org. Tavares theater hits snag The Tavares Theatre Company is looking for a venue for next seasons productions after losing their current location at Bridges Covenant Church Family Center in Tavares. The group is remodeling a building in Tavares, but at this point it will not be ready, said board chairwoman and founder Noel Miner. Were working on the building and trying to get it converted, but its hard to do that and look for another venue and work on fundraising,Ž she said. While they are looking at possibilities, including partnering with Lake-Sumter State College, they are hoping to stay open and in the community. The first production of the new season begins in March. Were not the kind of people to give upŽ Miner said. Were four years in … were grown an audience and want to stay visible in the area.Ž The next fundraiser for the theater group is a gala Nov. 8. They are seeking restaurants to donate food for the gala. Sponsor naming rights for the theater are available and tax-deductible donations can be sent to 15705 Acorn Circle, Tavares, FL 32778. UpcomingDEVAL DIVASThe Tavares Community Theater presents the Central Florida premiere of Deval DivasŽ Aug. 11-26 at the Bridges Family Center, 1100 N. St. Clair Abrams in Tavares. In the production, Stella Wild, M.B.A, Rosemary Adams, J.D., M.B.A., Linda Robertson, M.D., Ph.D., and Beth Ziegler, M.B.A., have something in common. Besides being educated, successful, professional women, they also share the same address. It isnt a swanky high rise apartment building … they reside at the Delaware Valley Federal Correctional Facility, a lowsecurity prison for white and pinkŽ collar criminals. With the Warden in one pocket and their cell-block guard in another, the DivasŽ continue to indulge their lavish and luxurious lifestyles until Beth is prematurely released and a murderer moves into her place. Adding insult to injury, the Department of Corrections intends to close the Deval facility and relocate inmates to the less-than-glamorous Black Rock Federal Prison. There are mild adult themes. Details: tavarestheater.org.BAY STREET YOUTH CLASSThe next production class for youth at the Bay Street Players Young Peoples Theater is Aug. 13 to Oct. 14 for the play School House Rock Live! Jr.Ž Details: baystreetplayers.org. Auditions RUN FOR YOUR WIFEThe Icehouse Players in Mount Dora auditions for Run for you WifeŽ are in early August. To receive an audition time slot, email your performance resume and photo to Darlin Barry, managing artistic director, at darlin@icehousetheatre. com. Rehearsals run six to 10 weeks. Show dates are Sept. 14 to Oct. 7. STAGEFrom Page C1in Eustis, gospel in Weirsdale and flutes and drummers in Leesburg. Wine Pairing Dinner The annual fundraiser for the Leesburg Center for the Arts transforms into a magical fairy tale land, with Once Upon a WineŽ from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. Top-tier wines selected by wine expert Mike Whitefield will be paired with entrees created by Jessy Flinn, Gourmet Todays executive chef. It begins with a champagne reception and silent auction at 6 p.m., then a live auction and dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $95, however, the event has sold out. Mommy and More Expo Expecting and new mothers will find a wealth of family planning aid and ideas at the Mommy and More Expo, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at Florida Hospital Waterman, 1000 Waterman Way in Tavares. Physicians, prenatal education experts and lactation specialists will be on hand to answer questions. There will be tours of the labor and delivery area. Attendees also will learn about expansion plans for the Center for Women & Children and the upcoming pediatric section of the new emergency department. Kids Corner activities are available, along with snacks and balloon animals. Vendors at the event are Home Depot, Painting with a Twist, Golden Triangle YMCA, Target, Publix, Halo and Sams Club. Door prizes throughout the event include gift certificates, gift baskets, baby portrait photo sessions, breast pumps, a stroller, a car seat, and a six month supply of diapers. Car seat checks are provided by City of Tavares Fire Department. Free valet service is available. The event is free. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/ mommy-and-me-expo2018-tickets-42843244297. Barbara Fairchild Concert Country and gospel singer Barbara Fairchild will be in concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 S.E. 138th Terrace in Weirsdale. Fairchild was nominated for a Grammy when her song, The Teddy Bear SongŽ reached No. 1 on Billboards Hot County Singles chart. Other hits include Baby DollŽ and Kid Stuff.Ž Details and tickets: obopry.com Eustis Street Party The Street Party will be rock from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday in downtown Eustis, with music, food and friends. Country music artist Ryan Farner will perform at 6 p.m.at 6 p.m. Shops will be open, and a Eustis High School pep rally is scheduled for 8 p.m. Lake Eustis Shoreline Cleanup Your weekend will be picking up if you take part in the Lake Eustis Shoreline Cleanup, 9 a.m. Saturday and again on Sept. 8 at Ferran Park in Eustis. Details: Christine Cruz at 352-217-7370 or email christicr4@aol.com. Trout Lake Birding Walk Join birding expert Bob Wexler for a morning bird hike and nature walk, 8-9 a.m. Saturday at Trout Lake Nature Center, 520 E. County Road 44 in Eustis. Dress for the outdoors. A wetlands bug spray is recommended. Acoustic jam and gathering An acoustic jam/gathering of the Riverwind Flute Circle, Celebration Dulcimer, drummers, and other acoustic musicians is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Leesburg Center for the Arts, 429 W. Magnolia St. in Leesburg. Admission is free. TAPFrom Page C1 MUSIC & BOOKS By Kristin M. HallThe Associated PressWhen four-piece hard rock band Halestorm went back into the studio to work on their fourth album, they had already thrown out a bunch of songs they felt sounded too much like songs they had recorded before. Led by frontwoman Lzzy Hale, the group has been dealing with critics for years saying they leaned too pop and didnt shred hard enough. But the band wasnt trying to please everyone, because they just wanted to keep evolving. Were on our fourth record on a major label and we won a Grammy Award, and theres this misconception that youve had the success and therefore it gets easier,Ž said 34-year-old Hale. It really doesnt because youve put so much out in the world and youre like, OK, whats next?Ž Their new album Vicious,Ž out July 27, came out of a lot of experimentation in a Nashville, Tennessee studio working with acclaimed rock producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has worked with bands like Foo Fighters and Alice in Chains. Hale and her brother Arejay Hale, Joe Hottinger and Josh Smith have been performing together for more than 15 years and Raskulinecz wanted to capture that live sound as much as possible. Lzzy Hale and Hottinger, who plays guitar, talked with The Associated Press about dealing with critics, finding new inspiration and touring with other female rockers.AP: What was it like in the studio this time? Hottinger: We were really like, How do we push this band forward? How do we do something interesting thats hard rock these days?Ž Because it seems like its really hard to “ nd good rock music and something that is pushing the boundaries a little bit. And (Nick) is like, Well, lets just start with the four of you in a room and whos got a riff? Well start there.Ž Hale: He was a Halestorm fan before we ever started working together. So when we would be excited, like this is really cool, he would say, No, no, no. Ive seen what you can do live. I know you can sing harder, I know you can play faster, I know your brother can be crazier. Lets push everything that makes you guys who you are. Lets push it forward.Ž AP: Is there a democratic process to making decisions as a band? Hale: Its interesting because weve been a four-piece for over 15 years now and its interesting how you settle into your roles. Everybody has a tremendous amount of respect to what everybody brings to the table. And not everybody has to be interested in the same thing. AP: Do you pay attention to critics and reviews of your albums? Hale: We pay attention to critics and reviews, but weve never paid any mind to what people think of us. I think that comes with literally growing up on the stage. Hottinger: Like the “ rst record came out and nobody really cared and the only thing youd see about us was positive things cause people would take the time because they were excited. Hale: We always said once people started hating on us, then weve got it. Hottinger: You cant make everyone happy and were not going to. I think its great actually when you get some of the good, creative criticism. Hale: Weve always been our biggest critics and like any obstacle that is in front of us or judgment thats in front of us, we usually put it there. AP: That feels like a theme throughout the album, especially on songs like Uncomfortable,Ž of being unapologetic. Hale: I was trying to “ gure out how to be OK with not being the person that makes everybody happy. And writing an album and moving this band forward speci“ cally for myself and my bandmates and not for anybody else. So it came through very honestly in the lyrics.Halestorm dont care about the hatersMembers of Halestorm (from left) Josh Smith, Joe Hottinger, Lzzy Hale and Arejay Hale pose July 20 in Nashville, Tenn., to promote their new record, Vicious,Ž out on July 27. [MARK HUMPHREY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, August 2, 2018 C3TodayMOMMY AND MORE EXPO: From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Florida Hospital Waterman, 1000 Waterman Way in Tavares. Register at mommyandmoreexpo.com. OLD TIME RADIO DRAMA CLUB: At 7 p.m. the “ rst Thursday of each month at Savannah Center, 1575 Buena Vista Blvd. in The Villages. Go to thevillagesoldtimeradio.club. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY „ FLOTILLA 43 MEETING: At 7 p.m. the “ rst Thursday of the month at Mid-Florida Lakes MHP, 200 Forest Drive in Leesburg. Promote recreational boating safety while receiving specialized training and making new friends. Call 407-7618764 or email marty@ ganii.com. READER OF THE PACK: From 4 to 5 p.m. the “ rst Thursday of the month at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. All ages are invited to pet and read a book to the PAWS Therapy Dogs to strengthen reading skills and build reading con“ dence. Call Melissa Curry at 352-728-9790 or email melissa.curry@leesburg” orida.gov. PALETTES AND PETS: From 5 to 7 p.m. the “ rst Thursday of the month at Orlando Cat Caf, 532 Cagan Park Ave. in Clermont. Order a snack and create a canvas painting with guidance from professional artist Kathie Camara. All materials provided. Cost is $35. Registration required. Go to orlandocatcafe.com. LAKE COUNTY FARMERS AND FLEA MARKET: From 8 a.m. to noon every Thursday (except holidays) at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 2101 County Road 452 in Eustis. For information, call Cole Scharlau at 352-357-9692. CRAFTY KIDS: From 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. every Thursday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. Children of all ages are invited to make a craft at the library to take home. Call Penny Richardson at 352-728-9790 or email penny.richardson@ leesburg” orida.gov. CALENDAR We want to hear from you: Send news releases about arts and entertainment events around Lake and Sumter counties to news@ dailycommercial. com Include a description, date, time, cost, address, contact name and phone number.EDITORS PICKThe Mommy and More Expo will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at Florida Hospital Waterman, 1000 Waterman Way in Tavares. Register at mommyandmoreexpo.com. [AP FILE] arent for sissies. No, theyre for people who love escapism remotely based in the natural world instead of some phony comic-book universe. Ill take one of these MI endeavors any day over the vastly overrated entries in the Star Wars or Marvel canons. And thats largely because theres little or no green-screen to fall back on. Whats here is real, and thats really Cruise risking his life just to make you grin. And, hold you in constant awe; a modern-day Buster Keaton, refusing to give self-preservation a single thought. And in return, youre in a blissful state of amazement, repeatedly asking yourself, How in the heck did they pull that off?Ž Theres more than a half-dozen such moments, each topping the one that came before it. Which now brings me to the aforementioned finale, a magnificent piece of filmmaking that simultaneously involves three different venues „ sky, land and cliff „ thrillingly bundled together by the oldest trick in the book: A ticking clock. It takes place in real time, obviously inspired by TVs 24,Ž but done in a way that shows creators could never imagine. In fact, I dont think anyone could imagine it „ except, maybe Cruise and his equally insane writer-director Christopher McQuarrie. Not only is he the first director invited back to the franchise, hes also its most astute at creating jaw-dropping visuals that viscerally enthrall. If you thought his work on Rogue NationŽ was stunning, wait until you see this. And its done in a completely different directing style. Less successful is McQuarries convoluted script, which is rich in clunky dialogue and occasional shlock meant to make Ethan seem more human. It might work for some, but I found all the schmaltz distracting, robbing time from watching Cruise doing things the human body isnt meant to be capable. Thats what you came for, and thats why you stay agog for the fastpaced 147 minutes. Normally, Id say thats much too long for one of these movies, but with FalloutŽ you actually feel like it ends too soon, leaving you wanting more of everything and everyone. That includes the superb trio of Ferguson, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg as Cruises crew, all at the ready when called upon. But its two newcomers in Henry Cavill (aka Superman) and Vanessa Kirby (aka Princess Margaret from The CrownŽ) who most capture your eye; not just because theyre both physically attractive, but because their characters „ hes a CIA assassin constantly clashing with Ethan, and she a mercenary willing to sell her soul to the highest bidder „ are so compellingly two-faced. Those traits are essential for any I film, as were treated to the usual assortment of dirty tricks, double crosses and, yes, latex disguises. As Angela Bassetts CIA director Erica Sloan cleverly notes, the IMF team is like Halloween: A bunch of people in masks playing trick r treatŽ; albeit, more treat than trick. And one of those hoodwinks involves old friend Solomon Lane (a wonderfully creepy Sean Harris), the chief villain from Rogue Nation,Ž returning as an intended pawn in snuffing out a dirty bomb that could kill thousands. But first Ethan and his crew must kidnap him from MI6 in one of the films best set pieces. It ends with a car chase so good it belongs aside BullittŽ and The French ConnectionŽ as one of the best ever put on film. And, yes, thats Cruise really driving that vintage BMW like a crazed Dale Earnhardt. What youll walk away with most, though, is not just a renewed respect for what a great entertainer Tom Cruise can be, but also what a pleasure it is to experience a movie like FalloutŽ that dazzles and amazes with a globetrotting extravaganza brimming with beauty and excitement on a level you wouldnt dream feasible. But then thats MI, a franchise forever proving it can make the impossible possible. REVIEWFrom Page C1

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CLASSIC PEANUTS HEATHCLIFF DENNIS THE MENACE FAMILY CIRCUS LUANN MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM BEETLE BAILEY ZITS GARFIELD FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE B.C. ROSE IS ROSE DILBERT SHOE PICKLES PHANTOM BLONDIE BABY BLUES HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH COMICS C4 Thursday, August 2, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com

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DEAR ABBY: The media give us stories of racial conict and the shooting of police ofcers almost daily, and every reporter and news anchor proposes solutions. As a Hispanic police ofcer in a small city, I have an observation. I was having lunch the other day with two other ofcers. Sitting across from us was a young mom whose child was throwing a temper tantrum. I overheard her say, "If you don't behave, I'm going to give you to those police ofcers and let them beat you!" Abby, my parents taught me the police were my friends -people I could go to if I had a problem. We work hard to interact with the community. I wonder how many other tired and frustrated parents have made their children afraid of the police and created distrust. Like so many other "social problems," maybe a lot of this really starts with how parents teach their children. -POLICE ARE MY FRIENDS DEAR POLICE OFFICER: It is the parents' responsibility to discipline their children; it is not the job of the police! It is a huge mistake for parents to instill fear of authority gures in their children, because a day may come when the kid needs help from one of them. And by the way, this doesn't happen only with law enforcement ofcers. I have heard of children who are terried of doctors because their mothers threatened them by saying if they misbehaved, "the doctor would give them a shot." To say these are prime examples of poor parenting is putting it mildly.DEAR ABBY: I have lived next door to my late husband "Jack's" 86-year-old mother for the last 26 years. Jack died seven years ago. Recently, she asked for my help changing an overhead light bulb. When she thanked me, I responded, "That's what family is for!" She looked at me with a puzzled expression and nally said, "Hmm ... I guess we are family, in a way." I replied: "Your son and I were married 25 years. You're the grandmother of our children. I'm pretty sure that makes us family." She then informed me she had stopped being my mother-in-law when Jack died. I always thought she would remain my mother-in-law until I remarried, if ever. Abby, I confess, I was not only oored by her remark, but also hurt. She used to always tell me I was the daughter she'd always wanted, but since Jack passed away, it has been painfully obvious it was never true. So who is right? Is she still my mother-in-law? Or is she now my "ex"? -UNWANTED "DAUGHTER" DEAR UNWANTED: Jack's mother appears to suffer from foot-in-mouth disease. From your description of what happened, I don't think she meant to appear rejecting. I think she may have been genuinely puzzled because she thought her in-law relationship with you ended with her son's death. I am sure she was sincere when she said she loves you like the daughter she never had. Revisit this with her and tell her how it made you feel. You both need to clear the air. 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 HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2018:This year you will not stand on ceremony; instead, youll take action. Others could be taken aback by your more assertive nature. You experience life and its issues with unusual clarity. You will note a change in your friendships and romantic relationships. If you are single, the person you choose this year might be passionate and fun. Still, wait a year for a commitment. If you are attached, the two of you can be found giggling together or off on a date. Your sense of well-being is enhanced by the presence of your sweetie. ARIES understands your passion and impulsiveness. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You inadvertently might drift into someone elses power play. Once youre drawn in, you might not have the control you desire. Be aware of others and what they are really asking. Once a conversation starts, it could go on for hours and hours. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You might not feel up to snuff. Your intuitive sense could be right-on. What you are sensing needs to be veried. Proceed accordingly. If you feel overwhelmed, slow down and lighten your schedule. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Meetings could play a signicant role in the next day or two. A discussion might be very inuential and is likely to have a profound effect on you. On the other hand, it appears that friends want your company. Get into the swing of the moment. Say yes. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Take charge of an important situation that affects you, possibly at work or in your personal life. An adjustment or change might inuence a loved one much more than you think. Make time for a talk. Just listening to this person helps him or her. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Reach out to a loved one at a distance. You might have had your hands full dealing with a matter that affects your day-to-day life. You might want to reorganize your schedule and at the same time avoid a power play. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You keep reaching out to a key person in your life. You grow through this relationship. You often transform your ideas because of the people who surround you. A child could be unusually demanding. Dont do anything you dont want to do. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You cannot count on people lying back and doing nothing. Others will come to you and ask you for what they want. You have a choice as to how to handle it. You know how to answer difcult questions without offending the other party. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You could be twisting and turning through a situation mentally as you try to nd an appropriate response that makes you and others happy. Understand that it is quite possible that you cannot make everyone happy here. Focus on your priorities. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) You cannot resist an invitation that heads your way. The excuse you might need to conjure up to change your schedule may be a little over-the-top. Try to make the invitation possible without telling a white lie. Communication ourishes. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You understand more than most signs the signicance of structure, both physically and mentally, in your day-to-day life. Without trying to, you could create a power play of proportions that you would prefer not to deal with. Opt for a change of scenery. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You might be considered verbal, yet you rarely spill the beans. Today, you could reveal way too much. Be careful to keep a secret or another persons personal matters hush-hush. You would expect the same from him or her. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Whichever way you look at a problem, the damages could be costly. You might want to start up a talk with a friend, who could be very resourceful. You will be delighted by this persons suggestions. Adjust your plans accordingly. Policeman dismayed by mom using him to discipline child DailyCommercial.com | Thursday, August 2, 2018 C5 license tocruise...Place your auto ad in the and watch it go! Call Classieds Today!352-314-FAST (3278) TODAY IS THURSDAY, AUG. 2, the 214th day of 2018. There are 151 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On August 2, 1939, Albert Einstein signed a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt urging creation of an atomic weapons research program. ON THIS DATE: In 1776 members of the Second Continental Congress began attaching their signatures to the Declaration of Independence. In 1876 frontiersman "Wild Bill" Hickok was shot and killed while playing poker at a saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, by Jack McCall, who was later hanged. In 1909 the original Lincoln "wheat" penny rst went into circulation, replacing the "Indian Head" cent. In 1939 President Roosevelt signed the Hatch Act, which prohibited civil service employees from taking an active part in political campaigns. In 1974 former White House counsel John W. Dean III was sentenced to one to four years in prison for obstruction of justice in the Watergate cover-up. (Dean ended up serving four months.) In 1990 Iraq invaded Kuwait, seizing control of the oilrich emirate. (The Iraqis were later driven out in Operation Desert Storm.)

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