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SPORTS | B1A NEW DAY AT UFThe Mullen era begins for Gator Nation @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Friday, August 3, 2018 75 ¢ Local and State .............A3 Opinion .......................A9 Sports...........................B1 Drive ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 215 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 YOUR FORECAST: Hot. What else? Temps in the lower 90s with a chance of rain both Saturday and Sunday BARBARA FAIRCHILD IN 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. EUSTIS STREET PARTY: The Street Party will be rock from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday in downtown Eustis, with music, food and friends. WEEKEND GLANCEMount Dora cites parking, tra c issues, puts waterside restaurant on holdBy Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA … The Mount Dora City Council effectively blocked plans for a new waterfront restau-rant this week over concerns about the restaurants lack of parking.Luis and Edna Gonzalez hope to transform a two-story home at 320 Lake Dora Road into the Boathouse on Lake Dora, offering American and Caribbean cuisine, but the City Council on Tuesday rejected the couples plan to offer off-site parking to make up for the lack of spaces at the property.I am very disappointed. I think they made a very strong case to try and meet the citys rigorous variance process, and I was really looking forward to this new restaurant,Ž said Judi Phillips Jones, a Boathouse supporter at the hearing.The Gonzalezes, who also own Las Palmas Cuban restaurant a couple of blocks away as well as a restaurant in Sebastian, bought the home Boathouse roadblockCongressman tours businesses, talks TrumpBy Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comBUSHNELL … Congressman Daniel Webster toured several businesses in Sumter County Thursday, taking a spin in a go-kart at one point before throttling down to tout some of President's Trumps successes and share some of his own, lesser-known work in the nation's capital.Websters day began in Coleman, where he met with Mayor Milton Hill, then he moved on to Suwan-nee Cement in Sumtervile and later Brite Leaf Citrus Nursery.At Bushnell Motorsports Park, his last stop of the day before heading to Minneola for a scheduled meeting with a constituent, Webster even took time to test drive one of the go-karts after chatting with owners Bret and Rebecca Spaude.This is a good, legitimate business," Webster said. "It creates job, it creates some fun. This is one of the coun-ties that doesnt have a tourist attraction and maybe this is the attraction that will get it all started."Ryan Salgado, the parks Webster takes a spin around district The Boathouse on Lake Dora, 320 Lake Dora Road in Mount Dora, is in a battle with the City of Mount Dora over parking. The proposed restaurant is pictured on Thursday. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] Congressman Daniel Webster, second from left, poses in the winners circle with The Bushnell Motorsports Team members Ryan Salgado,left,, Bret and Rebecca Spaude and Finley the dog. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] See WEBSTER, A7By Zeke Miller and Deb RiechmannThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Responding to wide-ranging criticism that it lacked a clear national strategy to protect U.S. elections, the Trump administration put on a show of force Thursday and said the president had directed a vast, government-wide effortŽ to safeguard a cornerstone of American democracy.John Bolton, the national security adviser, also wrote in a letter to Senate Democrats that President Trump has not and will not tolerate interfer-ence in Americas system of representative government.ŽWhite House: Vast e ort to safeguard electionsBy Christine StapletonGateHouse MediaThe five Democrats in the race for governor had no problem agreeing to de-fund charter schools and repeal the states stand your groundŽ self-defense law. But the harmonious debate Thursday turned flinty on the one issue they all seemed to agree on: opposing President Donald Trump.Halfway through the hourlong statewide debate, Palm Beach bil-lionaire Jeff Greene took flak from two rivals over a key campaign theme, Greenes vow to stand up to Trump.The exchange began when Orlando businessman Chris King, who trails in the polls, chided Greene for having referred to Trump as a great guy.ŽFormer Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine inti-mated that Greene was on the sidelines while Levine was out cam-paigning for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Greene fired back, reminding Levine that he had once donated to the campaign of Republican U.S. Sen. Dem debate hinges on who opposes Trump moreSee DEBATE, A7 See BOAT, A7 See ELECTIONS, A6


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Wednesday, Aug. 1 Powerball: 5-22-32-38-58-26 x2 Lotto: 18-35-38-40-46-53 x5 Fantasy: 16-22-24-27-33 Thursday, Aug. 2 Pick 5 Afternoon: 4-5-8-3-0Evening: 6-2-0-1-2 Pick 4 Afternoon: 4-7-3-0 Evening: 2-2-9-9 Pick 3 Afternoon: 2-1-8 Evening: 8-4-4 Pick 2 Afternoon: 6-3 Evening: 5-7LOTTERY Pope Francis: Penalty inadmissible under all circumstances, church will change its teachingBy Nicole WinfieldThe Associated PressVATICAN CITY „ Pope Francis has decreed that the death penalty is inadmissi-bleŽ under all circumstances and that the Catholic Church must work to abolish it, changing official church teaching to reflect his view that all life is sacred and there is no justification for state-sponsored executions.The Vatican said Francis had approved a change to the Catechism of the Catho-lic Church „ the compilation of official Catholic teaching „ to say that capital punish-ment constitutes an attackŽ on the dignity of human beings.Previously, the catechism said the church didnt exclude recourse to capital punishment if this is the only possible way of effec-tively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor.Ž Previous popes have upheld that position, while urging an end to the practice.The new teaching, contained in Catechism No. 2267, says the previous policy is outdated, that there are other ways to protect the common good, and that the church should instead commit itself to working to end capital punishment.Recourse to the death penalty on the part of legiti-mate authority, following a fair trial, was long considered an appropriate response to the gravity of certain crimes and an acceptable, albeit extreme means of safeguard-ing the common good,Ž the new text reads.It said today there is an increasing awareness that the dignity of the person is not lost even after the commis-sion of very serious crimes.Ž New systems of detention and sanctions have been developed that dont deprive the guilty of the possibility of redemption, it added.Consequently, the church teaches, in the light of the Gospel, that the death pen-alty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolabil-ity and dignity of the person and she works with determination for its abolition worldwide,Ž reads the new text, which was approved in May but only published Thursday.Francis has long railed against the death penalty, insisting it can never be jus-tified, no matter how heinous the crime. He has also long made prison ministry a main-stay of his vocation and even opposes life sentences, which he has called hiddenŽ death sentences.On nearly every foreign trip, Francis has visited with inmates to offer words of sol-idarity and hope, and he still stays in touch with a group of Argentine inmates he minis-tered to during his years as archbishop of Buenos Aires.The death penalty has been abolished in most of Europe and South America, but it is still in use in the United States and in several countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Just this week Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey could soon move to reinstate the death penalty, which it had abolished in 2004 as part of its bid to join the European Union.In an accompanying letter explaining the change, the head of the Vaticans doctrine office said the development of Catholic doctrine on capital punishment didnt contradict prior teaching but rather was an evolution of it „ a defense to fend off critics who have already accused the pope of heresy for challeng-ing past doctrine on capital punishment.Cardinal Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said the change aims to give energyŽ to the anti-death penalty movement and to encourage the creation of conditions that allow for the elimination of the death pen-alty where it is still in effect.ŽFrancis is not alone. Per-haps the most famous Roman Catholic anti-death penalty campaigner is Sister Helen Prejean, whose book Dead Man WalkingŽ „ about her spiritual ministry to a man on death row „ helped fuel opposition in the U.S. to capital punishment.In addition, plenty of Catholic organizations are active in the anti-death pen-alty campaign, including the SantEgidio Community, which together with Italian authorities always lights up Romes Colosseum whenever a country abolishes capital punishment.In a statement Thursday, SantEgidio said the change served as another push to the church and Catholics, based on the Gospel, to respect the sacredness of human life and to work at all levels and on every conti-nent to abolish this inhuman practice.ŽIt was precisely Francis citation of the Gospel, how-ever, that sparked criticism from some on the Catholic right, who cited Scripture in arguing that Francis had no authority to change what previous popes taught.Pope seeks to abolish death Pope Francis prays during an audience in St. Peters Square, Tuesday at the Vatican. The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Francis has changed church teaching about the death penalty, saying it can never be sanctioned because it attacksŽ the inherent dignity of all humans. [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] DATELINESSUPERIOR, WIS. SAN ANTONIOMan who swiped shark says hes activist, not a criminalThe man accused of swiping a shark from a Texas aquarium says he did so because he was concerned about the sea crea-tures wellbeing. Anthony Shannon is charged with felony theft for stealing the horn shark Saturday from the San Antonio Aquarium. The heist, which was captured on surveillance video shows a man grabbing the 16-inchlong shark from a petting tank and later wheeling it away in a baby stroller. The shark was recovered Monday night from Shannons home.Im an activist, not a crimi-nal,Ž Shannon told San Antonio TV station KENS in an inter-view from his home, which has three saltwater tanks filled with dozens of fish and five sharks.PARISFive die in canyoning accident in Corsica, including 7-year-oldFive people from France, including a seven-year-old girl, have died in a canyoning accident on the French Medi-terranean island of Corsica after a violent storm created a huge wave that washed over them, officials said Thursday.Prosecutor Eric Bouillard said the guide, who also perished, had been advised not to go on by two other guides who turned back as a violent storm approached. A preliminary investigation into the accident has been opened.The body of the fifth victim, a young woman, was found a day after Wednesdays accident, which was one of the worst canyoning accidents in France in recent years.SAO PAULOMeasles infects more than 1,000; 5 reported dead Brazils Health Ministry says more than 1,000 people have been infected and five have died in a measles outbreak linked to cases imported from neighbor-ing Venezuela.The ministry says on its website that 1,053 cases of the disease have been reported so far this year.All but 31 of these cases have been registered in the northern jungle states of Amazonas and Roraima that share borders with Venezuela, where health services have collapsed amid political and economic turmoil. Four died in Roraima and one in Amazonas.Hardships in Venezuela have sent more than 1 million people fleeing to neighboring countries, sometimes bringing diseases with them. The Associated PressIn this image from video, smoke rises from the Husky Energy oil re“ nery after an April 26 explosion and “ re at the plant in Superior, Wis. A federal agency reports the explosion at a Wisconsin re“ nery sent debris into an asphalt storage tank, triggering a massive “ re that forced an evacuation last spring. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released an update Thursday on the explosion and “ re at the re“ nery in late April. [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]MOSCOWFlowers are placed by portraits of slain journalists Alexander Rastorguyev, Kirill Radchenko and Orkhan Dzhemal on Wednesday in Moscow, Russia. Russias Foreign Ministry said Thursday that investigators found no apparent signs of torture on the bodies of the three, who were killed in Central African Republic. The journalists were in the country investigating Russias interests in CARs gold, diamond and uranium mining industries [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] BRIEFS

PAGE 3 | Friday, August 3, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS LEESBURGWoman killed crossing highway ThursdayA Eustis woman was struck and killed while crossing U.S. Highway 27 in Leesburg just after midnight Thursday.Leesburg police responded to the area of US 27 and Northshore Drive at 12:43 a.m. and discovered that a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck driven by Tory Veraghen, 37, of Leesburg, was traveling south on U.S. 27 when it struck a pedestrian cross-ing the highway near Northshore Drive. The pedestrian, Judy Heu-busch, 65, of Eustis, was pronounced dead at the scene.The southbound lanes of U.S. 27 was closed for about four hours while police investigated the incident.Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Leesburg Police Department Traf-fic Unit at 352-728-9860.MOUNT DORAHomeless man confesses to molesting girlMOUNT DORA „ The Lake County Sheriffs Office says a man confessed to molesting a girl after the girl told her mother about the incidents.Milton J. FalconesRosado, 42, whose address is listed as homeless,Ž was charged with lewd and lascivious molestation of a child younger than 16.The arrest report said he touched the girl under her clothing three times in Mount Dora, and pene-trated her with his finger.The girl told her mother, who confronted him in Apopka. The mother said the man apologized to her. When he was contacted by the Sheriffs Office, he agreed to come in and talk to detectives.He confessed to a wit-ness who brought him to the Sheriffs Office, and then to a detective.LEESBURGWoman accused of hitting boyfriend with carIt was a he-said, shesaid lovers spat until sheriffs deputies tracked down tire tracks and charged her with hitting him with a car.Britany Blunt, 26, was arrested Wednesday and charged with domestic aggravated battery with a vehicle.She claimed her livein boyfriend came home high on some kind of drug at 10:40 p.m. When she ordered him to leave, he threw an alcoholic drink on her and left, she said.Blunt said she called the boyfriends mother to come get him, then she got into her car to look for him. She said she had turned onto Westmont Street when he jumped out from behind trash cans. She swerved to try to avoid hitting him, she said.He told her he was going to tell police that she had struck him with the vehicle. She went back home and called the sheriffs office.He said he was standing by the trash cans when she got into her car and drove toward him, hitting his legs. He told deputies that he was knocked out of one of his shoes and pushed into a fence.Despite her claims that she swerved, tire tracks indicated she did not, the report said.He was treated at the scene by rescue workers.By Lloyd Dunkelberger and Dara KamNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE„ A circuit judge on Wednesday knocked a greyhound-racing ban off the November ballot, calling the proposed constitutional amendment misleading and outright trickeration.ŽContrary to the words pre-sented for consideration by the voters, the amendment would not end dog racing, nor would it eliminate wagering on dog racing,Ž Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers wrote in her order.In short, proposed Amendment 13 is misleading and inaccurate and incomplete, while adding up to a hide the ball, fly a false flag and outright trickeration,Ž she wrote.Supporters of the proposed constitutional amendment quickly said they will appeal the ruling.The amendment was one of eight ballot measures placed on the Nov. 6 general-election ballot by the state Constitution Revision Commission, which meets every 20 years and has the unique authority to present proposed constitutional changes directly to voters.The proposal sought to ban commercial greyhound racing in the state after Dec. 31, 2020. It was sponsored by Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, a member of the constitutional panel.But Gievers said the ballot title and summary for the amendment were clearly and conclusively defective.ŽGievers said the ballot infor-mation failed to inform voters that the actual amendment language would establish the humane treatment of animalsŽ as a fundamental valueŽ in the Constitution. She also said the language failed to describe the amend-ments impact on existing constitutional provisions that allowed slot machines at dog tracks in Broward and Miami-Dade counties contingent on live racing at the facilities.If the CRC (Constitution Revision Commission) wanted Florida voters to be able to rethink the relationship between live animal racing and the operation of slot machines, or to be able Florida judge strikes anti-dog racing measure from ballot Bernie Sanders endorses Tallahassee mayor for governorBy Jim SaundersNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE … Throughout his bid for Florida governor, Tal-lahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has tried to appeal to the progressive voters who rallied behind Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders insurgent presidential campaign in 2016.Sanders apparently liked what he saw.With the Democratic gubernatorial primary less than four weeks away, Sanders on Wednesday endorsed Gillum, pointing to Gillums stances on issues near and dear to left-leaning voters.As governor, Andrew Gillum will work to pro-vide health care for all through a Medicarefor-All program, raise the minimum wage to a living wage, invest in sustainable energy, improve education, make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share of taxes, and be welcoming to immigrants,Ž Sanders said in a statement released by the Gillum campaign.Andrew has never backed down from a fight, including beating the NRA and standing up against xenophobic politicians," Sanders' statement continues. "Andrew Gillum will set a new course for Florida … a governor who repre-sents all the people and not just powerful special interests.ŽThe endorsement could give a late boost to Gillum, who has trailed his primary opponents in fundraising and in recent polls. A Florida Atlantic University poll released last week, for example, showed Gillum with sup-port from 7 percent of Democratic voters, while a Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy poll showed him at 10 percent. Both polls, however, also showed large numbers of unde-cided Democratic voters.The Gillum campaign quickly tried to seize on the Sanders Gillum nabs highpro le progressive nodA ordable-housing development for seniors proposed in EustisBy Roxanne Brown roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comEUSTIS … Older residents in need of low-cost housing in Eustis may soon have another choice.Valencia Grove II is a planned senior housing devel-opment for people55 and older who meet certain lowerincome standards, proposed by Housing Trust Group, LLC, the developer.The development would feature 110 units … 56 one-bedroom and 54 two-bedroom apartments … in a three-story building with elevators, said city Development Services Director Lori Barnes.City commissioners saw the project through its first hurdle when they approved the developments concept plan layout at a recent meeting.Barnes said the developers next step is to apply for Low-cost living space With Gen. Smith bound for Tavares museum, race relations in focusBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ Will the statue of a Confederate general in the Lake County Historical Museum be a bridge to bring the races together, or a poke in the eye?A committee is being formed to see if its possible to find some common ground.The museum won the bid to get the statue of Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, which is being moved from Statu-tory Hall in Congress, where it has been for almost 100 years. It is being replaced by a statue of Mary McLeod Bethune, who founded Bet-hune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach and was a key African-American advisor to President Franklin Roosevelt.Lake County can show the nation how we can build a bridge to bring the races together,Ž said Bob Grenier, museum curator.About 40 people showed up last month at a Lake County Commission meeting to ask that the statue not be moved to Tavares. It is insensitive, they said, and brings up a painful, shameful legacy of slavery and racism.The majority of commis-sioners sided with the crowd.Commissioners were blindsided by it,Ž said Howard SkipŽ Babb, the former pres-ident of the Historic Society who is forming the committee. It wasnt even on the agenda. If it was, there would have been 150 people to talk about it who are in support Panel to ponder fate of statueConfederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith was born in St. Augustine in 1824 and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1845. In 1861, he resigned from the Army and joined the Confederate forces. [COURTESY OF THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL] The “ rst phase of Valencia G rove opened on Jan. 18, 2017 in Eustis. [FILE] See STATUE, A4 See GILLUM, A4 See LIVING, A4 See BAN, A4


A4 Friday, August 3, 2018 | IN MEMORY of it.ŽThe elephant in the room is race, and no one wants to talk about it,Ž said John Christian, a pastor and the lone African-American city commissioner in Leesburg.Babb has asked Chris-tian to come up with the names of AfricanAmericans to talk about the issue.Hopefully, there can be more sensitivity,Ž Christian said. Im hopeful it can bring dia-logue. It may be painful,Ž he added.One of the things Christian would like to see is more historical context and more space dedicated to the civil rights struggle.The museum has a dis-play case with a photo of the Groveland Four defendants in the late 1940s with racist Sheriff Willis McCall. But theres no mention of the NAACP defense attorney who represented the men in the famous, trumped-up case.We had a [future] Supreme Court justice come to Lake County,Ž Christian said of Thur-good Marshall.Smith is not even from Lake County. He lived in St. Augustine, Christian added.The museum board sees the statue as a his-toric and artistic artifact, not a call for bigotry, Babb said. The second thing out of peoples mouths is about Willis McCall,Ž Babb said. Different era, different set of circumstances. If people want to talk about Willis McCall, we can talk about that.ŽGrenier agrees that racial tensions in general remain just below the surface.We have to talk about it, he said.I told the state that we will bring the best people together to tell the story. To me, thats what the committee is about.ŽBabb said the committee will try to put the horse back in front of the cart.ŽWe had no idea it was going to be this controversial. Were going to go back now where we should have started.ŽWeve got a year before we get the statue, people are going to make presentations. Lets talk about it,Ž Babb said. STATUEFrom Page A3 Funeral Services Anthony R. ColemanAnthony R. Coleman, 38, Cherry Lake, FL died July 20, 2018. All arrangements entrusted to Eastside Funeral Home Leesburg, FL 352-326-5688 Mable JenkinsMable Jenkins, 90, Jacksonville died July 25, 2018. All arrangements entrusted to Eastside Funeral Home Leesburg, FL 352-326-5688 R.T. LaceyR.T. Lacey, 84, Leesburg, FL died July 29, 2018. All arrangements entrusted to Eastside Funeral Home Leesburg, FL 352-326-5688 Lorraine J. SingletonLorraine J. Singleton, 84, Leesburg, FL died July 26, 2018. All arrangements entrusted to Eastside Funeral Home Leesburg, FL 352-326-5688 Jessie Mae Owens WalkerJessie Mae Owens Walker, 93, Eustis, FL died July 19, 2018. All arrangements entrusted to Eastside Funeral Home Leesburg, FL 352-326-5688 TodaysServices Visitation for the late R.T. Lacey will be Friday, August 3, 2018, 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M at Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church, Bushnell, FL. Rev. Willie Oliver, Pastor. Service will convene Saturday, August 4, 2018, 3:00 P.M. at Macedonia Church of the Living God, 1610 Grif“n Road, Leesburg, FL. Elder Dr. Shelia Smalley Pastor. R.T. Lacey to adopt as a constitutional fundamental value the humane treat-ment of animals, the CRC could have included the appropriate language in the ballot and summary,Ž the judge wrote.Gievers order also sup-ported an argument raised by the Florida Greyhound Association, a group that represents dog owners, breeders and trainers, that the amendment would not actually ban dog-race wagering since it would allow betting at Florida tracks on races broadcast from outside the state.Supporters of Amend-ment 13 quickly organized a conference call with reporters, saying they intend to appeal Gievers ruling and that they might try to get an expedited hearing from the Florida Supreme Court.We want the people to finally make a judgment on this cruel activity, and thats why we are confident that this misguided judgment will not stand,Ž Christine Dorchak, presi-dent and general counsel of Grey2K USA, said.Dorchak called the judges ruling defective.ŽGievers finding that the amendment does not inform voters that dog racing would continue outside of Florida is completely nonsensi-cal,Ž Dorchak said.Clearly voters of Flor-ida can only vote on what happens in their own state,Ž she said.She also rejected the judges contention that the ballot title and summary hides the ballŽ regarding the full lan-guage of the proposal.Supporters of the amendment also pointed out that Gievers rulings in other high-profile cases have frequently been overturned. I dont think anyones here to throw stones, but this is really a nearly 30-page diatribe. Its not the kind of ruling we would expect to see from a court in Florida,Ž Dorchak said.Dorchak also said the language put on the ballot by the Constitution Revi-sion Commission was written to be clear and neutral.ŽThe judge is saying thats not good enough, we had to add more language that I think probably would confuse voters,Ž she said.Wednesdays legal blow came on the heels of an announcement last week that the Doris Day Animal League was donating $1.5 million to the campaign to end dog racing in Florida.Were confident we will succeed in November and get this passed for the dogs,Ž said Kate MacFall, co-chairwoman of the Committee to Pro-tect Dogs, a group backing Amendment 13.The proposed dogracing ban was one of 13 state constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. Eight of the amendments were advanced by the Constitution Revision Commission, with four of those measures, including the racing ban, being con-tested in court.To be enacted, each amendment must win support from at least 60 percent of the voters. BANFrom Page A3Love them or hate them, scooter popularity has skyrocketedBy Mari Faiello Gatehouse Media ServiceGAINESVILLE … A little over 14 years ago, then-University of Flor-ida student Collin Austin couldnt imagine the scooter cultureŽ that now exists in Gainesville.Today, thats a different story as the two-wheeled motorized machines are seen all over the college town and surrounding area. Its one of the most popular ways for students to get around without having to depend on others for transportation, like they would using a bus.UF students often refer to their adoption of „ and affection for „ the machines as scooter culture.ŽScooter culture has 100 percent been turned upside-down,Ž Austin said. You didnt have the scooter culture you see now.ŽAustin remembers a couple of the twowheeled machines making their way around campus, but back then, there were more motor-cycles than scooters.Over time,hes seen the culture change first-hand. In March 2004, he started his own company, New Scooters 4 Less,with a good friend.Now, Austin said, the company sells more than 800 units every year.Its cool to see how much its changed,Ž the 36-year-old said. Scooters used to be kind of dorky in the early days and it was a perception I worked on changing.ŽAustin and his team came out with different colors for the scooters and used other tactics to make students want to ride a scooter. The popularity has increased so that more freshmen buy the vehicles than sophomores.But not all of Gainesville has embraced scooters as enthusiastically.Kyle Burks has only been a Gainesville resident for two years, after he left the Marines and moved here in July 2016.When he was younger, Burks frequently visited his sister, Jessica Parker, while she attended UF from 1999 to 2003. He doesnt ever remember seeing a scooter in Gainesville. But todays Gainesville seems to have as many scooters as cars „ at least around campus, he said.When Burks first moved to the area, the number of scooters shocked him but posed no big bother to his daily life. Over time, theyve become an annoyance.They slow traffic down a lot,Ž he said. I also see more people on a scooter than what the scooter can actually handle.ŽBurks, a car detailer at CarMax, said he gets peeved when hes stopped at a traffic light and a scooter pulls up right on his tail.Scott Fox, UF Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) director, has noticed a significant increase in scooters popularity. The growing demand for decals further cements that perception.In the 2014-15 academic year, TAPS sold 4,847 scooter decals compared with 14,745 student car decals.In the 2016-17 academic year, parking officials saw those num-bers grow to 6,268 and 15,770, respectively.But Fox has noticed another major difference in how students use their vehicles.Unlike cars, which are usually driven on campus and left there for the day until a student decides to leave, scooters are used many times a day.Scooters are used from class to class, to lunch, to home, to back on campus,Ž Fox said. People zip around on their scooters many times throughout the day.ŽOfficer Ben Tobias, Gainesville Police Departments spokesman, has spent the last 15 years with the depart-ment. In that time, he has definitely seen a change in scooter use.The officer has noticed more scooter parking available at local businesses like the Publix off of Northwest 13th Street and the Chipotle on West University. He also believes that as more businesses pop up in the area, the more scooter parking will become available. If Tobias had to change anything about scooter culture around Gainesville, he said he would like the drivers to be more responsible.The most common infraction he said hes seen is scooter drivers wearing headphones while drivingtheir scooters.Tobias said wearing headphones while driving takes away from the driv-ers situational awareness and can be dangerous.Scooter culture goes full throttle at UF low-income housing tax credits with the state to fund the project.This will allow the developer to move forward with their tax credit application but will not grant entitlements,Ž Barnes said. If the credits are granted, the $20 mil-lionproject would have to come before the commis-sion for further review and approval before construc-tion can begin.Its a program thats intended to encourage development with affordable rents. Maximum income limits do apply based on the areas median income levels, and a minimum number of units must be set aside by the developer for households earning 50 or 60 percent of the median income,Ž Barnes said.The proposed Valencia Grove II site is on eight acres at the southeast corner of Dillard Road and Mt. Homer Road. It is directly across the street from Valencia Grove I, a 144-unit, affordable housing multifamily development that opened in January 2017.A chart put together by Barnes shows that Eustis currently has 391 low-income housing units, as compared with 1,116 in Leesburg, 214 in Tavares and 79 in Umatilla.Resident Kress Muenzmay spoke before commissioners, asking them to think about the overall effect of bringing more affordable-housing developments to town.He said that although he empathizes with those living under limited incomes, he feels that people in low-income programs tend to refuse promotions or increases in pay to avoid a disruption in affordable services. That includes rent that they qualify for at lower-level pay scales.By continuing to push the city in the direction of affordable housing at every vacant lot makes us harder and harder and harder to develop a com-munity that will grow and be prosperous,Ž he added. Its a personal belief of mine, but its borne out in statistics over and over again,Ž he said.On the flip side, City Manager Ron Neibert said he understands concerns that people have regarding how more affordable housing means an increased demand on social services, but he said the citys census data indicates a need for more affordable housing in the area.Housing Trust Groups Rodrigo Paredes said the demand for affordable housing in the area remains great. He consistently fields inquiries from families wanting to get into Valencia Groves I, which is currently full, he said.Theres tons of people that want to live there,Ž he said.Paredes said the reason for reserving Valencia Groves II for 55 and over residents is to avoid cre-ating competition between the two developments.We felt it was best to have different demographics so that they dont compete against each other in terms of taking tenants from one LIVINGFrom Page A3 endorsement, which came a day before the Democratic candidates will hold their final tele-vised debate before the Aug. 28 primary.Its an honor to have Senator Bernie Sanders endorsement in this cam-paign,Ž Gillum said in a statement. He has been an unapologetic fighter for everyday working people, standing up to the special interests. From Medicare-for-All, to a $15 minimum wage, his ideas and platform have become the Democratic Partys north star on economic justice for those who need it most.ŽWhile it is too early to gauge the effect of the endorsement, the Repub-lican primary for governor has been remade after President Donald Trump endorsed Northeast Flor-ida Congressman Ron DeSantis. State Agriculture Com-missioner Adam Putnam was the front-runner for months in the GOP race, but DeSantis has surged into the lead after the Trump endorsement … which was highlighted during a raucous Trump rally Tuesday night in Tampa.Despite their vastly different political views, Sanders and Trump shared the ability during the 2016 campaign of energizing voters … including many voters who felt shut out of the political system. Sanders also fueled his campaign through money from small-dollar donors, a group that Gillum has tried to tap. GILLUMFrom Page A3 Scooters sit parked in a University of Florida lot on Friday. UF is known for the wide use of scooters on campus.[LAUREN BACHO/GAINESVILLE SUN]

PAGE 5 | Friday, August 3, 2018 A5By Chad Day and Eric TuckerThe Associated PressALEXANDRIA, Va. „ Paul Manaforts book-keeper testified Thursday that the former Trump campaign chairman kept her in the dark about the foreign bank accounts he was using to buy millions in luxury items and per-sonal expenses.But he otherwise approved every pennyŽ of the personal bills she paid for him, said Heather Washkuhn of the accounting firm NKFSB.Washkuhns testimony appeared to undercut an argument by Manaforts attorneys that he cant be responsible for financial fraud because he left the details of his spending to others, including his longtime associate Rick Gates. Washkuhn said Gates was only involved in Manaforts business dealings, not his personal expenses.When it came to per-sonal expenses, Manafort approved every penny of everything we paid,Ž Washkuhn told jurors.Manafort faces charges of bank fraud and tax evasion that could put him in prison for the rest of his life. Its the first courtroom test of the work of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is tasked with looking into Russias efforts to interfere with the U.S. election and whether the Trump presidential campaign colluded with Moscow to sway voters.While the question of collusion remains unanswered, Manaforts financial fraud trial has exposed the lucrative and secret world of foreign lobbying that made Manafort rich.Other witnesses testifying this week said Manafort paid them millions from the offshore accounts tied to foreign shell companies for landscaping, expensive clothing and even a Karaoke machine. When prosecutor Greg Andres read off some of the companies to Manaforts bookkeeper, she said Manafort never told her about them. She said she would have documented them for tax purposes if he had.The federal judge overseeing the trial has questioned the hundreds of exhibits prosecutors want to submit as evidence of Manaforts lavish spending.U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III said the money is relevant, but he doesnt see the need for pros-ecutors to gild the lily,Ž especially considering Manaforts lawyers have not disputed that their client spent his money on luxury items.Manaforts attorneys have signaled they will pin blame for any illegal conduct on Gates. He pleaded guilty earlier this year and agreed to cooperate with the investigation, making him the governments star witness. He is expected to testify at the trial, which could last weeks.Prosecutor Greg Andres argued that documenting Manaforts spending for the jury was important to the case.Judge, this is not an effort to prove Mr. Manafort lived lavishly,Ž Andres said. Its evi-dence of his income.ŽThe proceedings have caught the attention of President Donald Trump. On Wednesday, he defended his 2016 hiring of Manafort and suggested Manafort was being treated worse than mobster Al Capone. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the presi-dent indeed felt Manafort had been treated unfairly.Why didnt government tell me that he was under investigation,Ž Trump tweeted Wednes-day. These old charges have nothing to do with Collusion a Hoax!ŽBookkeeper: Manafort approved every pennyPaul Manaforts former bookkeeper Heather Washkuhn, left, walks to the Alexandria Federal Courthouse, Thursday in Alexandria, Va., to testify at President Donald Trumps former campaign chairman Manaforts tax evasion and bank fraud trial. [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


A6 Friday, August 3, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comThe warning to Ameri-can adversaries came as top U.S. intelligence and homeland security officials raised alarms about potential efforts to influ-ence the 2018 and 2020 elections. Homeland security chief Kirstjen Nielsen said: Our democ-racy is in the crosshairs.ŽWe continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign by Russia to try to weaken and divide the United States,Ž Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said.Their rare appearance during a White House briefing came as a display of resolve, weeks after Trump publicly undermined the conclusions of American intelligence agencies regarding Rus-sian interference. After suffering a bipartisan outcry, Trump later said he accepted those findings.Along with National Security Agency Director Paul Nakasone and FBI Director Christopher Wray, they appeared together at the White House on Thursday to try to reassure the American people they are doing everything in their power to address the threat.Were throwing everything at it,Ž Coats said.Nakasone, who is also the commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, said the command and the NSA are both track-ing a wide range of foreign cyber adversaries and are prepared to conduct operations against those actors attempting to undermine our nations midterm elections.ŽNakasone did not divulge details of the U.S. cyber playbook or say what U.S. responses might have already taken place, saying the opera-tions are sensitive and require confidentiality to achieve success. I wont discuss the specifics, except to state that our forces are well-trained, ready and very capable,Ž he said.At one of his confirma-tion hearings in March, Nakasone said his role was to provide a series of cyber options that might be used as a deterrent to Russian meddling, but he told Congress then that cyber or military options might not be the most effective. In fact, it may be less effective than other options that might be considered,Ž he said.Asked specifically if he had been ordered or authorized to conduct any offensive cyber operations in response to foreign meddling in the U.S., Nakasone offered a vague response. So my guid-ance and the direction from the present secre-tary of defense is very clear, were not going to accept meddling in the elections. And its very unambiguous.ŽNielsen, Wray and Nakasone had all gath-ered earlier this week in New York City with leaders of top finance, energy and telecommunications companies for a cybersecurity summit, where they spoke of the urgent need for a collective, col-laborative approach to security.At the event, Nielsen said the cyber threat now exceeds the danger of a physical attack against the U.S. by a hostile foreign group.Wray told reporters that compared to 2016, in 2018 we are not yet seeing the same kind of efforts to specifically target election infrastructure,Ž but that other efforts to influence public opinion continue. He added that the FBI has active investigations on foreign influence across all 56 of its field offices.Make no mistake, the scope of this foreign influence threat is both broad and deep,Ž he said.But Nielsen said U.S. agencies have seen a willingness and a capability on the part of the RussiansŽ to attack U.S. election infrastructure.On Capitol Hill, lawmakers in both parties have pushed election security toward the top of the fall agenda amid heightened concerns about interference by Russians and others in the midterm elections.Both Republicans and Democrats have criticized the administrations response as fragmented, without enough coordination across federal agencies. And with the midterms only three months away, critics have called on Trump to take a stronger stand. ELECTIONSFrom Page A1Marco Rubio.Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum entered the fray, saying he was the only candidate who had called for Trumps impeachment.The debate also turned testy when King chastised Gwen Graham, the daughter of Bob Graham, former Florida governor and U.S. senator, whose familys business is part of a venture to build a huge mall near the Everglades. The project would not only be a mecca for low-wage jobsŽ but also an environmental threat to the Everglades, King said, with Greene agreeing.Graham responded by saying she had divested her interest in the family business and has done whatever she can to avoid conflicts of interest.The exchanges were departures from the generally courteous, issues-based discussions that have marked the three debates.Thursdays debate, the final one among the five rivals before the decisive Aug. 28 primary, took place as the candidates enter the home stretch of their campaigns with just over 10 days before early voting polls open.Despite several tiffs, the candidates largely spoke about their positions.For example, Graham promised to sign an exec-utive order „ despite the threat of a lawsuit from the National Rifle Association „ to ban assault weapons like the one used in the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February.Both Gillum and Levine said they would support taxing and regu-lating marijuana, which would raise money for education.On the issue of education in Florida, King proposed a tax on ammunition along with legalizing and taxing marijuana for recreational use.Greene said he would support single-entry points for schools and armed guards and Levine would create an Education Security Administration, patterned after the airport agency, to devise plans to safeguard schools.But it was King who offered some of the most detailed proposals: get-ting rid of private prisons; tuition-free community colleges and vocational training schools; and a tax on bullets.Asked whether she would welcome former President Bill Clinton to campaign for her if she is nominated, Graham squirmed and avoided answering the question by saying she would welcome many people to campaign for her. She also demurred when asked about Clinton in a spin room interview after the debate.Womens issues were not raised during the debate. Only Graham, the lone woman in the race, touched on the issue of abortion.A womans right to choose is on the line,Ž Graham said. This is not a drill, its time to take our state. Weve had 20 years of one-party rule.ŽGraham has maintained a slight lead in recent polls. A poll by St. Pete Polls released Thursday has Graham hanging on to her lead with 28.9 per-cent, latecomer Greene climbing to second with 22.8 percent, Levine at 19.3 percent, Gillum at 11.9 percent and King slipping to 3.4 percent. The poll registered 13.8 percent as undecided or favoring someone else. DEBATEFrom Page A1

PAGE 7 | Friday, August 3, 2018 A7operator, said he was happy Webster stopped in.Were a family company. Were bringing everybody we can, open arms to everybody, and were excited to have him so he can ride his go-kart and have some fun,Ž Sal-gado said.Webster returned to Florida from Washington on Friday. Earlier this week, he also toured businesses and a veterans group home in Hernando County and on Wednesday he visited Citrus County.He will be in Lake and Marion counties next week on a tour of the district, which includes parts of Lake and Marion, all of Sumter, Citrus and Hernando counties, through August.He said every August is reserved for visits to small and large businesses, non-profit organizations, veterans and fire and police departments. He also spends time spent with elected officials and constituents before getting back to his congressional duties in early September.While waiting for the rain to stop and a dryer track at Motorsports, Webster sat down and shared a few thoughts about the bills he is heading and working to pass.One deals with improve-ments in cyber security. He said there have been security breaches that compromised customer information for large business.Webster said the bill has passed the House and is working its way through the Senate.The United States runs on small businesses, and theres nothing out there for them,Ž Webster said.He is also working on a bill with Sen. Marco Rubio that will stop shark finning and another that has to do with farming and agriculture.As a member of the House Transportation Committee, he also has his sights set on an infrastructure bill that would beef up roads, interstates and connectors people can use in the case of a mass emergency.There is also an FAA portion of that bill that will help improve Tampa and Orlando Internationals Airports, Webster said.We saw in the last hur-ricane that there was not enough movement to the north to clear out of the way of Irma,Ž Webster said. So, were talking about that from a civil defense point of view in that we need more roads, more interstates and more con-nectors to those avenues of relief to get people out of the state as soon as possible.Thats still in the making.ŽMost of all, Webster said he wants a principled, member-driven Congress where everyone is working together. He said he is not a fan of 'from-the-top-down' power. Thats is my underlying thing that I work on every day, trying to bring about changes to our rules and in the way we use them and apply them so that everyone gets to be a part of our legislative process,Ž he said.Turning to President Trump, Webster said he trusts the president's judg-ment and agrees with his policies overall, notably the tax reform bill.It was one of those 40-year bills, one thats just not gonna come along every day and youre not gonna get the energy behind it to make it happen, but it hap-pened and now were seeing the results with an economy thats booming,Ž Webster said. Just that one bill, you can live off of.ŽHe said he is willing to trust Trump on the imposition of controversial trade tariffs because nothing is permanent.Ž He said the tariffs are short-term and that the president is simply trying to change behavior.He said he is not worried about the countrys relationships with foreign adversaries and foreign allies. He said he is impressed that the president is willing to meet with world leaders and believes the president follows through with his promises.I think we have a good relationship with our friends and a respectful relationship with our enemies,Ž Webster said. WEBSTERFrom Page A1 more than a year ago and have started renovations inside.According to city officials, the citys Land Use Development Code specifies that restaurants and other businesses that serve food in a commercial district must provide one space for each four seats plus one space for each employee on the largest shift.Ž If not possible, off-street parking must be provided at a location within 500 feet of the nearest pedestrian walkway.The only businesses exempt from having to provide parking are those in the historic downtown district.The Gonzalezes planned to meet the requirement by providing a complimentary valet service from a parking lot on Highland Street, about a mile from the restaurant. The citys Development Review Committee had recommended approving a variance for the off-site parking and the city staff supported it, but the Planning and Zoning Committee denied the variance, setting up Tues-days hearing before the City Council.Council members voiced concerns about whether customers would use the valet service or park on the nearby street instead, and whether the valet ser-vice would create a traffic back-up on the road.Also, they considered the possibility that people could be diverted from the main downtown area. And during special city events or festivals, restaurant customers would have to drive on residential roads to get to the valet lot.They are going to be transporting people from Highland to the restaurant and thats great, but I think the purpose of our down-town and all our festivals and all we do downtown is to bring people downtown. What Im seeing is that when they (people) finish whatever they are doing at the Boathouse, they are going to go to the Highland lotand go home. They are not going to enjoy their stay in Mount Dora unless they go downtown first,Ž Mayor Nick Girone said.Councilman Cal Rolfson was concerned that there is no signed contract for valet service yet.I have heard evidence that it has been discussed, Ive heard evidence that its likely or that its a pos-sibilityƒŽ Rolfson said. Im not sure I can sup-port approving a variance without knowing more about that. I think the need for showing the special cir-cumstances has not been shown to my satisfaction to allow the variance to occur.ŽCouncilwoman Cathy Hoechst said, I think that over the years, as weve looked at parking and the challenges of parking in Mount Dora, one of the things weve found is that people want convenience. I believe the practicality is that as people arrive to whatever restaurant, if they find an open spot, theyre gonna go to that open spot before going to valet.ŽValet prospects who testified at the hearing on behalf of the restaurant argued that the parking would be electronically controlled and carefully monitored to ensure that people were not parking in city spots and that the line of cars in the valet queue would be short at any given time.Gonzalezs attorney, Laura Hargrove from Tavares, said she feels her client is being treated differently than other businesses downtown that dont offer parking.She said the Yacht Club next door, which previously voiced concerns about traffic from the valet service, has been given a lodgeŽ destination, so they are required to provide fewer parking spaces, even though they offer dinners and lease their space for large gath-erings. The city has even designated three streetside parking spots for their use, a perk no other business in town has been granted, she added. Hargrove said the Rusty Anchor, a boat tour business, provides shuttle service from city parking spots to its business for customers, with no concerns by the city. And she said the City Council doesnt seem concerned that many other busi-nesses in town dont offer their own parking.My client had a resolution to help the parking problem not only at her own restaurant but in all of downtown that no one else had offered and at no cost to the city or the taxpayers. Theres no consistencies, no fairness. It depends on who you are, and that dictates what you get to do or what gets approved, and thats just not how government should work,Ž Hargrove said. There is no more burden upon the city by granting this variance than with any other business opening up downtown.ŽAt completion, Boat-house on Lake Dora would have both inside and out-side seating on a grassy area complete with a fire pit and a tiki bar, plus a dock featuring additional outside seating directly overlooking the lake.For now, however, the project is on hold.Were hoping to obtain a resolution quickly,Ž Har-grove said the day after the hearing. Were going to go back to talk to the city, and if we cant come up with a resolution, we are going to appeal this in other litigation.Ž BOATFrom Page A1 The Boathouse on Lake Dora, 320 Lake Dora Road in Mount Dora, is located on a deadend street. The proposed restaurant is pictured on Thursday. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL]


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PAGE 9 | Friday, August 3, 2018 A9HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 Were all looking for a little extra money. Heres an idea for you to consider for some unexpected cash. Floridas Division of Unclaimed Property holds more than $1 billion in unclaimed assets, predominantly from dormant accounts in banks, insurance and utility companies, securities and trust holdings. And its not only money. There are jewels, coins, stamps, historical items and more „ generally from abandoned safe deposit boxes. A newspaper employee recently received a letter informing her that the Florida Department of Financial Services was holding property in her name. More about that in a moment. She went online to, and did a quick search for her name from a dropdown menu at the top of the page. It came up, along with dozens of other people with the same name „ but one listed an address of hers from over a decade ago. Long story short, there was a $300 item listed from a company she once worked for. By completing a simple verification process online, she was told that a $300 check would be forthcoming. Two weeks later, it arrived. That was last week. This week the same employee was showing a friend how the website worked. She did the search again and, this time, scrolled farther down the list of names. There she found yet another listing for an address from 25 years ago. This one turned out to be $50 and was listed as life insurance interest payment for a beneficiary. That claim verification is underway, and a check will be forthcoming as well. The money held is yours. There is no cost to search the site and no cost to verify a claim. Even the postage for the check is free. So why not take a look? There are a couple of things to be aware of. The initial contact letter may not be from the Division of Unclaimed Property. If the letter is signed by Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Petronis, its likely the real thing. But private companies, calling themselves licensed private investigators, may contact you instead. Much more likely, though, youll begin to receive these mailouts after you claim the account. Our employee received three such letters between the time she filed the claim and the time the actual check came in the mail. These are official-looking letters and completely legal. They, however, hint that they found the money owed you and will happy to assistŽ you in reclaiming your prize. Their commission is capped at 20 percent or a maximum of $1,000. You do not need these services. The state is holding the money. A week after the letters arrived, so did the check in the full amount from the state. When and if you do find yourself on the list of possible claimants, youll be asked to verify your identity. Its all done online. The state then has 90 days to process the claim, but in our employees case the verification email was two days behind the claim. The check arrived in less than three weeks „ start to finish. As an aside, our employee also found two listings of held assets for her uncle of the same surname and one for her deceased father. Theres a lot of money being held. But if one search can find a total of five claims for immediate family members, isnt it worth the time to take a look? Ocala Star-BannerOUR OPINIONFree money from the state ANOTHER OPINION Kudos to writer who tells truth, with civility Well, Choice Edwards, I think you struck a nerve. The young lady clearly does not approve of your writings. It amazes me how someone with an opposing view can be so outrageous. She obviously is a Trump supporter. It blows me away how Trump can say the most outrageous things, call people names, lie, insult our allies and suck up to enemies like Mr. Putin „ and people still support him. You are right on subject with your comments and op-eds. Please keep on writing. Unlike some writers, you are civil in pointing out the facts.Betty Smith, Leesburg 3 issues for voters to seriously ponder As we approach the midterm elections, three topics deserve the voters consideration: 1. Marijuana „ Everyone should read a recent article in Readers DigestŽ that addresses what marijuana does to the minds of those who use it. If someone smokes just one joint, it takes five days for the drug to leave the brain. If someone smokes a joint every day, it will never leave the brain. The most recent statistics on automobile accidents in Colorado show that 40 percent of crashes involved drivers under the influence of pot. The way we are headed, those disturbing figures will one day apply nationwide. Isnt that neat? 2. Abortion „ What is there to say when a strong religious country like Ireland votes to allow abortion? We have aborted more than 60 million Americans. I wonder how long it will take Ireland to abort 60 million Irish babies? The only comfort I find in this horrendous act is that every one of those babies is in Heaven. The procedure must truly grieve the heart of God. 3. Open borders „ In a recent Sunday article, Russ Sloan is right in stating that Democrats desire open borders and the increased flood of illegal aliens into this country. Everyone who is in favor of such a program should take a long look at Germany, France and Sweden. Their problems will become ours if the Democrats have their way. And should that happen, Democrats will blame President Trump or whoever the Republican president is at the time. Theyre quick to blame but never take responsibility.Tom Cavanaugh, Mount Dora Voters, be skeptical of political ad claims Voters, beware: Were just getting started with the 2018 election season, and already the over-funded political committees are spewing disinformation aimed at an uneducated electorate. Florida Growers PC is currently running ads that claim that Ron DeSantis voted to increase the cost of everything by 23 percent. H.R. 25, also known as the Fair Tax Act, the bill referenced in the ad, would create an inclusive tax of 23 percent. However, that is where any resemblance of truth ends. If you know anything about H.R. 25, you would know that the bill repeals and replaces most of the current taxes that we pay to the federal government and is designed to be revenue neutral, which means the price of goods and services would not change as claimed in the ad. The legislation would also create a prebateŽ to repay every family the tax that would be paid on the necessities, essentially eliminating all tax liability for anyone in the lower income bracket. Adam Putnam, the benefactor of the ads, should be ashamed to have such a deceptive organization representing his campaign. Voters beware Do your homework before believing anything you see or hear inside any political ad.William Ainslie, TavaresLETTERS TO THE EDITORI do not support relocating a confederate statue to a public building in Lake County. I am embarrassed for our community that such a sensitive and divisive issue that was originally and needlessly invited to Lake County as political grandstanding became the topic of serious consideration, or lack thereof, by our county commissioners. I am surprised that my fellow elected officials did not quickly or have not yet rallied to the side of our African American family and friends. We know better. A loud NO, not in Lake County, not in 2018Ž should have been their natural and quick response. Our county leaders should not have required a chamber full of our minority community to give second thought to their initial positions of support for the statues relocation. This was a time for quick leadership to direct the museum curator and its board that the statue would not be allowed in one of our public buildings otherwise the museum lease would be terminated. Instead, the commissioners passed the buck to say that the decision belongs to the museum board. The kindly worded request made by one county commissioner for the museum board to reconsider falls short of the leadership we should expect and accept. This was and is a time for a resounding voice that we as leaders and as a community see, hear, and are learning to understand those whose voices were for so long silenced and oppressed. Rather, a call has been made for more dialogue. Why? To convince those offended that the statue is OK and they should change how they feel, or do we need the dialogue to further understand those offended? Do our ears still not hear? Do our eyes still not see? Do our hearts still not feel? My family has been in the south since the 1700s. While I am not a historian, I think it is fair for me to say that I understand the history and traditions of the South, the Confederacy and the Civil War. Much has changed in my lifetime. I do not need a statue as a reminder of the mistakes of the past or to honor a person who may have been a fine gentleman and soldier. Such honor or history lesson is far outweighed by the issues and challenges of today. I believe that the handling of this issue is not indicative of our social progress. My election to the Leesburg City Commission is a testament as to how far we have come. I am white. My wife is black. We are raising two young boys together. We have been openly accepted across the county in our community involvement. Yet, we experience occasional glimpses of those who cannot fully separate themselves from the residue of the past. Those occasions unfortunately cast a shadow of doubt on the genuineness of the person or business that employs them. This is one of those moments and it speaks loudly. By Leesburg Commissioner Robert E. Bone Jr.ANOTHER OPINIONLeesburg commish doesnt support confederate statue OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Commissioner Bob Bone speaks July 24 at a ground-breaking ceremony for the new community center at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL]


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PAGE 11 | Friday, August 3, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Mitch StacyThe Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio „ Ohio State closed ranks around the rollout of its football season as the university investigates whether coach Urban Meyer failed to report domestic abuse allegations, a scandal hitting a school already accused of not facing up to sexual misconduct allegations against a sports doctor.The Buckeyes plan to open their first football practice Friday without Meyer, who was put on administrative leave during the probe and also suspended from an endorsement deal by restau-rant chain Bob Evans. Its not clear how restrictive the paid leave will be for the coach who is expected to earn $7.6 million for the 2018 season after getting a raise earlier this year.Ohio State officials declined comment Thursday beyond barring reporters from prac-tices and saying they would decide by Monday when to allow coaches and players to speak to media. Co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day was named acting head coach while Meyer is out. Due to the ongoing inves-tigation, football coaches and student-athletes will not be available for interviews until further notice and all practices will be closed,Ž Ohio State spokesman Jerry Emig said in an email.Meyers future with one of the most storied programs in college football depends on how he managed allegations that Buckeyes assistant and recruiting coordinator Zach Smith abused his ex-wife, Courtney Smith „ answering the questions of what Meyer knew and when.Courtney Smith alleged Wednesday that she told Meyers wife, Shelley, about the abuse in text messages and phone conversations in 2015 and that Shelley Meyer indi-cated she would tell the head coach. Courtney Smiths alle-gations „ including the text messages „ were reported by former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy on his Facebook page and in a video interview with Smith.In 2015 I came forward with it,Ž Courtney Smith said in the interview. I told Ohio S tate mum on Meyer probeOhio State head coach Urban Meyer hugs his wife, Shelley, after their 44-28 win over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl, Jan. 1, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. Ohio State placed Meyer on paid administrative leave Wednesday while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of abuse against former Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith, who was “ red last week. [RICK SCUTERI/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE] By Ronald BlumThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ When baseball stars on expiring contracts get traded in July, theres usually no need to find long-term housing.Infielders Manny Machado, Mike Moustakas and Brian Dozier; starting pitchers Cole Hamels, J.A. Happ and Nathan Eovaldi; catcher Martin Maldonado; and closer Zach Britton are among the players dealt ahead of this weeks deadline for trades without waivers. All could be eligible for free agency after the World Series.Most will find new clubs, like Randy Johnson (Houston for Arizona after 1998), CC Sabathia (Milwaukee for the Yankees after 2008), Aroldis Chapman (Chicago Cubs for a Yankees return following 2016) and Yu Darvish (Los Angeles Dodgers for the Chicago Cubs last offseason).Few decide to stay, such as Yoenis Cespedes with the Free-agent rentals seldom stay long in MLBBy Robbie AndreuGatehouse Media ServiceFlorida begins preseason football camp today, season 1 in new head coach Dan Mullens administration in Gainesville.A look at some camp storylines: Mission impossible „ or possible?Dan Mullens mission, if he chooses to accept it (and he has), is to identify and develop a quarterback, or quarterbacks, who can effec-tively and consistently run the offense and get the Gators headed back in the right direc-tion on that side of the ball. Its on Mullen, because hes the QB whisperer, and this is one of the main reasons he was brought back to Florida, where he coached the schools last elite quarterback „ Tim Tebow. Based on the spring, its going to be a tough mission, but doable. Although there was no separation in the spring, Mullen has expressed his belief that he has the nec-essary talent in the QB room to make it work. Time to find out. Re nd that focusThe players have been talking for weeks, months, that theyve come together as a team and have developed great chemistry toiling together in Nick Savages demanding strength and con-ditioning program. Now, like a year ago, a potential major distraction has to be dealt with.Last year, it was the credit card scandal and subsequent player suspensions.This year, its the air-gun scandal and all the potential mess surrounding it.The distraction a year ago turned out to be deflating „ and season changing.The Gators need to put this latest distraction behind them. Now. Regardless of how many players end up having to miss a game or two (or more) Burning issuesPlenty of storylines entering Mullens rst preseason camp at UFFlorida coach Dan Mullen and the Gators are entering another phase of his rebuilding project. [BRAD MCCLENNY/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER] By Doug Ferguson The Associated PressAKRON, Ohio„ Ian Poulter was annoyed upon realizing he had never finished better than 13th at Firestone, so he took a step toward doing something about it Thursday with an 8-under 62 and a one-shot lead in the Bridgestone Invitational. Tiger Woods found himself fighting his swing. He settled for a 66. Such was the difference of two players with vastly dif-ferent memories on the stout South course at Firestone. Woods is an eight-time winner, already a PGA Tour record for most victories on one course. Back at this World Golf Championship for the first time in four years, he made a 50-foot birdie putt and two other long putts to offset some average iron play. It was his best opening round of the year, and he needed it just to keep pace with everyone else on a soft and vulnerable course that Poulters 62 leads at Firestone Up nextToday: First day of practice Aug. 19: Fan Day at the Indoor Practice Facility from 2-4 p.m. Admission is free. Sept. 1: Charleston Southern, 7:30 p.m. at Ben Hill Grif“ n Stadium. SEC Network will carry the season-opener. Tickets: Visit Fans may also call the Gator Ticket Of“ ce at 375-4683 or visit it on the west side of Ben Hill Grif“ n Stadium, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Inside: For the key position battles and players to watch in preseason camp, see page C6 Two players who can make the Gators offense take off: quarterback Feleipe Franks, left, and receiver Trevon Grimes. [BRAD MCCLENNY/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER] See CAMP, B3 See FIRESTONE, B3 See OHIO, B3 See MLB, B3


B2 Friday, August 3, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TV BASEBALL FCSL PLAYOFFSMondays gameWinter Park 20, Seminole 17Tuesdays gamesLeesburg 1, Winter Park 0 DeLand 2, Sanford 1Wednesdays gamesLeesburg at Winter Park, ppd., rain DeLand at Sanford, ppd., rainThursdays gamesLeesburg at Winter Park, 7 p.m. DeLand at Sanford, ppd. rainTodays gamesWinter Park at Leesburg, if necessary, 7 p.m. Sanford at DeLand, if necessary, 7 p.m. GOLF WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPSBRIDGESTONE INVITATIONALThursdays leaders at Firestone CC (South) Akron, Ohio Purse: $10 million. Yardage: 7,400; Par: 70 (35-35)First RoundIan Poulter 32-30„62 Kyle Stanley 34-29„63 Rickie Fowler 31-32„63 Patrick Cantlay 32-32„64 Jon Rahm 34-30„64 Si Woo Kim 33-31„64 Marc Leishman 32-33„65 Rory McIlroy 32-33„65 Luke List 33-32„65 Anirban Lahiri 31-34„65 Jason Day 32-33„65 Justin Thomas 31-34„65 Kevin Na 34-31„65 Brooks Koepka 32-34„66 Matthew Fitzpatrick 34-32„66 Tiger Woods 34-32„66 HaoTong Li 35-31„66 Tommy Fleetwood 33-33„66 Patrick Reed 33-33„66 Phil Mickelson 32-34„66 Daniel Berger 34-33„67 Aaron Wise 33-34„67 Russell Knox 33-34„67 Hideki Matsuyama 33-34„67 Ross Fisher 32-35„67 Gary Woodland 33-34„67 Byeong Hun An 35-33„68 Jaco Ahlers 33-35„68 Rafa Cabrera Bello 32-36„68 Paul Casey 34-34„68 Tyrrell Hatton 33-35„68 Patton Kizzire 36-32„68 Adam Scott 33-35„68 Matt Kuchar 34-34„68 Louis Oosthuizen 34-34„68 Pat Perez 36-32„68 Ryuko Tokimatsu 34-34„68 Tony Finau 32-36„68 Xander Schauffele 36-33„69 Alexander Bjrk 34-35„69 Charley Hoffman 34-35„69 Webb Simpson 35-34„69 Wade Ormsby 34-35„69 Zach Johnson 34-35„69 Dustin Johnson 33-36„69 Cameron Smith 36-34„70 Jhonattan Vegas 35-35„70 Alex Noren 34-36„70 Ted Potter, Jr. 36-34„70 Sergio Garcia 35-35„70 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 35-35„70 Henrik Stenson 35-35„70 Francesco Molinari 36-34„70 Andrew Landry 33-37„70 Brandon Stone 36-35„71 Jordan Spieth 37-34„71 Brian Harman 35-36„71 Thorbjrn Olesen 33-38„71 Charl Schwartzel 36-35„71 Kevin Chappell 34-37„71 Paul Dunne 36-35„71 Bubba Watson 34-37„71 Shubhankar Sharma 36-36„72 Emiliano Grillo 37-35„72 Brendan Steele 38-35„73 Austin Cook 37-36„73 Branden Grace 35-38„73 Kodai Ichihara 37-36„73 Satoshi Kodaira 38-35„73 Kevin Kisner 36-38„74 Bryson DeChambeau 37-38„75LPGA TOURWOMENS BRITISH OPENThursdays leaders at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Links, Lytham St. Annes, England Purse: $3.25 million. Yardage: 6,585; Par: 72 (35-37) (a-denotes amateur)First RoundMinjee Lee 32-33„65 Mamiko Higa 31-35„66 Pornanong Phatlum 33-34„67 Mi Hyang Lee 32-35„67 Teresa Lu 32-35„67 Sung Hyun Park 33-34„67 Georgia Hall 33-34„67 Mina Harigae 32-36„68 Lydia Ko 33-35„68 Sandra Gal 31-37„68 Madelene Sagstrom 34-35„69 Lydia Hall 34-35„69 So Yeon Ryu 31-38„69 Carlota Ciganda 33-36„69 Florentyna Parker 35-34„69 Yu Liu 32-37„69 Moriya Jutanugarn 34-35„69 Brooke M. Henderson 36-33„69 Angel Yin 34-35„69 Mi Jung Hur 32-38„70 Wichanee Meechai 36-34„70 In-Kyung Kim 33-37„70 Brittany Altomare 33-37„70 Hyejin Choi 33-37„70 Cloe Frankish 33-37„70 Celine Herbin 34-36„70 Bronte Law 32-38„70 Jennifer Song 35-36„71 Annie Park 33-38„71 Nelly Korda 35-36„71 Charley Hull 38-33„71 Catriona Matthew 37-34„71 Ariya Jutanugarn 37-34„71 Camilla Lennarth 33-38„71 Phoebe Yao 35-36„71 Ally McDonald 35-36„71 Sei Young Kim 35-36„71 Marina Alex 35-36„71 Lizette Salas 35-36„71 Pernilla Lindberg 35-36„71 Shanshan Feng 34-37„71 Jessica Korda 35-36„71 Angela Stanford 32-39„71 Tiffany Joh 34-37„71 Karolin Lampert 33-39„72 Amy Olson 34-38„72 Rebecca Artis 35-37„72 Hyo Joo Kim 35-37„72 Jane Park 36-36„72 Ryann OToole 35-37„72 Cristie Kerr 37-35„72 In Gee Chun 33-39„72 Julia Engstrom 35-37„72 Haeji Kang 35-37„72 Thidapa Suwannapura 35-37„72 Jenny Shin 35-37„72 Amy Yang 36-36„72 Emma Talley 36-36„72 Anna Nordqvist 36-36„72 Aditi Ashok 35-37„72 Megan Khang 37-36„73 Robynn Ree 37-36„73 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 37-36„73 a-Ludovica Farina 36-37„73 Mariajo Uribe 35-38„73 Silvia Banon 36-37„73 Wei-Ling Hsu 34-39„73 Noemi Jimenez Martin 36-37„73 Caroline Hedwall 35-38„73 Laura Davies 36-37„73 Mo Martin 36-37„73 Eri Okay ama 33-40„73 Meghan MacLaren 34-39„73 Jenny Haglund 35-38„73 Kanyalak Preedasuttijit 36-37„73 Caroline Inglis 35-38„73 Valdis Jonsdottir 38-35„73 Jeong Eun Lee 37-36„73 Astrid Vayson de Pradenne 35-38„73 Su Oh 36-37„73 Christine Wolf 36-37„73 a-Atthaya Thitikul 34-39„73 Olivia Cowan 35-39„74 Laetitia Beck 34-40„74 Sarah Kemp 36-38„74 Nuria Iturrios 35-39„74 Jaye Marie Green 37-37„74 Lynn Carlsson 36-38„74 Brittany Marchand 36-38„74 Daniela Darquea 36-38„74 Ursula Wikstrom 36-38„74 Jacqui Concolino 39-35„74 Xiyu Lin 35-39„74 Casey Danielson 37-37„74 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 36-38„74 Sun-Ju Ahn 35-39„74 Brittany Lincicome 37-37„74 Danielle Kang 35-39„74 Ashleigh Buhai 36-38„74 Eun-Hee Ji 38-36„74 Katie Burnett 34-40„74 Katherine Kirk 39-36„75 Lindy Duncan 34-41„75 Brittany Lang 40-35„75 Misuzu Narita 35-40„75 Yani Tseng 36-39„75 Caroline Masson 38-37„75 Cheyenne Woods 35-40„75 Mel Reid 38-37„75 Nasa Hataoka 38-37„75 Hannah Green 38-37„75 Chella Choi 38-37„75 Rachael Goodall 36-40„76 Anne Van Dam 38-38„76 Jin Young Ko 37-39„76 Klara Spilkova 34-42„76 Holly Clyburn 39-37„76 Mariah Stackhouse 36-40„76 Hee Young Park 36-40„76 a-Frida Kinhult 37-39„76 Tonje Daf“ nrud 35-41„76 Ayako Uehara 39-37„76 Inbee Park 38-38„76 Sarah Jane Smith 41-36„77 Kris Tamulis 36-41„77 a-Leonie Harm 40-37„77 Austin Ernst 38-39„77 Mirim Lee 40-37„77 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 37-40„77 Sakura Yokomine 37-40„77 Azahara Munoz 38-39„77 Karrie Webb 38-39„77 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 38-40„78 Nicole Broch Larsen 38-40„78 a-Linn Grant 40-38„78 Marianne Skarpnord 38-40„78 Kylie Henry 36-42„78 Lee-Anne Pace 37-42„79 Inci Mehmet 38-41„79 a-Hollie Muse 41-39„80 a-Agathe Laisne 36-44„80 Celine Boutier 39-42„81 Sideri Vanova 42-45„87 Michelle Wie WDEUROPEAN TOURFIJI INTERNATIONALThursdays leaders at Natadola Bay Championship GC, Natadola, Fiji Purse: $1.25 million. Yardage: 7,190; Par: 72First RoundBen Campbell, New Zealand 67 Nick Cullen, Australia 67 Jarryd Felton, Australia 67 Andrew Dodt, Australia 67 Stephen Leaney, Australia 69 Matthew Grif“ n, Australia 69 Maverick Antcliff, Australia 69 Ashun Wu, China 70 Harry Bateman, New Zealand 70 Terry Pilkadaris, Australia 70 Sam Lee, Fiji 70 Gaganjeet Bhullar, India 70 Lucas Herbert, Australia 70 Justin Walters, South Africa, 70 Nick Voke, Australia 71 Travis Smyth, Australia 71 Matthew Millar, Australia 71 Darren Beck, Australia 71AlsoJohannes Veerman, United States 72 Ernie Els, South Africa 72 Daniel Im, United States 75 John Catlin, United States 75 Vijay Singh, Fiji 76 Jarin Todd, United States WDUPCOMING TOURNAMENTSAll times EasternPGA TOUR BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Reno, Nev. Course: Montreaux Golf & CC. Yardage: 7,472. Par: 72. Purse: $3.4 million. Winners share: $612,000. Television: Thursday-today, 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: PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS 3M CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Blaine, Minn. Course: TPC Twin Cities. Yardage: 7,114. Par: 72. Purse: $1.75 million. Winners share: $262,500. Television: Today, 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: WEB.COM TOUR DIGITAL ALLY OPENSite: 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: 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 tieWednesdays Game All-Star Game at AtlantaMLS All-Stars 1, Juventus (Italy) 1, tieSaturday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.Saturday, August 11Houston at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m. New York Red Bulls at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 9 p.m. Montreal at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. Minnesota United at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10:30 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m. Vancouver at Portland, 11 p.m.Sunday, August 12New York City FC at Toronto FC, 4 p.m. Orlando City at D.C. United, 8 p.m. FC Dallas at Seattle, 10 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.Sundays GamesPortland at North Carolina, 6 p.m. Sky Blue FC at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Seattle, 9 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. 8Washington at Utah, 10 p.m.Friday, Aug. 10North Carolina at Chicago, 8 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -186 San Diego +171 at Pittsburgh -141 St. Louis +131 at Philadelphia -175 Miami +163 at Washington -177 Cincinnati +165 at New York -134 Atlanta +124 at Milwaukee -125 Colorado +115 at Arizona -175 San Francisco +163American LeagueNew York -127 at Boston +117 at Tampa Bay Off Chicago Off at Cleveland Off Los Angeles Off at Texas Off Baltimore Off at Minnesota -180 Kansas City +165 at Oakland -178 Detroit +166 at Seattle -162 Toronto +152Interleagueat L.A. Dodgers -105 Houston -105NFL PRESEASON Aug. 9FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Cincinnati Pk Off Off Chicago at Buffalo 1 2 34 Carolina at Miami 1 1 34 Tampa Bay at N.Y. Giants 3 2 34 Cleveland at Philadelphia 3 3 35 Pittsburgh at Jacksonville 3 2 34 New Orleans at Baltimore Off Off Off L.A. Rams at New Eng. 4 4 37 Washington at Green Bay Pk Pk 35 Tennessee at Kansas City 2 2 35 Houston at San Fran. 3 3 35 Dallas at Seattle 2 3 34 IndianapolisAug. 10at N.Y. Jets 1 2 35 Atlanta at Oakland 3 3 36 DetroitAug. 11at Denver 1 1 34 Minnesota at Arizona 2 2 36 LA ChargersUpdated Odds Available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLMajor League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL „ Suspended free agent RHP Marcos Molina for the remainder of the 2018 season after testing positive for Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseballs Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Activated INF Jonathan Villar. Optioned INF Breyvic Valera to Norfolk (IL). TEXAS RANGERS „ Signed RHP Chris Tillman to a minor league contract. National League COLORADO ROCKIES „ Reinstated INF DJ LeMahieu from the 10-day DL. Optioned INF Garrett Hampson to Albuquerque (PCL). American Association SIOUX FALLS CANARIES „ Released INF/ RHP Tyler Wolfe. TEXAS AIRHOGS „ Signed RHP Cody White. WICHITA WINGNUTS „ Released INF Ryne Willard. Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Signed RHP Lorenzo Barcelo and INF Steve Longo. Announced the contract of LHP Bennett Parry was purchased by Chinatrust (Chinese PBL). Placed OF Emilio Bonifacio on the suspended list.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKS „ Acquired C Chinanu Onuaku and cash from Houston for the rights to F Maarty Leunen and a 2020 second-round draft pick.FOOTBALLNational Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS„ Signed DE Cap Capi to a one-year contract. Waived-injured DE Bryson Albright. CINCINNATI BENGALS „ Terminated the contract of WR Brandon LaFell. Waived DE JaVon Rolland-Jones. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Signed G Nick Callender. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS „ Placed CB Jason Verrett and TE Austin Roberts on injured reserve. Signed WR Marcus Peterson and CB Channing Stribling. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ Released G Nate Theaker. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS „ Signed RB Dare Ogunbowale. Waived RB Dalton Crossan.HOCKEYNational Hockey League CALGARY FLAMES „ Placed RW Troy Brouwer on unconditional waivers. COLORADO AVALANCHE „ Signed D Patrik Nemeth to a one-year contract.SOCCERMajor League Soccer ATLANTA UNITED „ Announced the contract of vice president of soccer operations Paul McDonough will be terminated on Aug. 4, so McDonough can become sporting director at Miami. PORTLAND TIMBERS „ Announced the resignation of assistant coach Sean McAuley, effective Aug. 5, to become an assistant coach with Orlando City SC. United Soccer League LOUISVILLE CITY FOOTBALL CLUB „ Named John Hackworth coach.TENNISIntercollegiate Tennis Association ITA „ Named Justin Cerny championships coordinator and member program administrator.COLLEGESCOKER „ Named Jon Perdue and Scott Sewell assistant directors of athletics media relations. FLORIDA „ Announced transfer WRs Trevon Grimes and Van Jefferson were granted waivers by the NCAA to play in 2018. PROVIDENCE „ Promoted Jen Rynearson to associate athletics director for media relations, Kristen Duhamel to associate athletics director of sports medicine, and Kevin Connolly to associate athletics director of external relations. PRO BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Boston 75 34 .688 „ New York 68 38 .642 5 Tampa Bay 56 53 .514 19 Toronto 48 59 .449 26 Baltimore 33 75 .306 41 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 59 48 .551 „ Minnesota 49 58 .458 10 Detroit 47 62 .431 13 Chicago 38 70 .352 21 Kansas City 34 74 .315 25 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 69 41 .627 „ Seattle 63 45 .583 5 Oakland 64 46 .582 5 Los Angeles 54 56 .491 15 Texas 46 63 .422 22Wednesdays GamesBaltimore 7, N.Y. Yankees 5 Cleveland 2, Minnesota 0 Detroit 7, Cincinnati 4 Oakland 8, Toronto 3 Houston 8, Seattle 3 Tampa Bay 7, L.A. Angels 2 Kansas City 10, Chicago White Sox 5Thursdays GamesTampa Bay 4, L.A. Angels 2 Chicago White Sox 6, Kansas City 4 N.Y. Yankees at Boston, late Baltimore at Texas, late Toronto at Seattle, lateTodays GamesChicago White Sox (Giolito 7-8) at Tampa Bay (TBD), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Barria 6-7) at Cleveland (Clevinger 7-7), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Severino 14-4) at Boston (Porcello 13-4), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (TBD) at Texas (Jurado 1-1), 8:05 p.m. Kansas City (Fillmyer 0-1) at Minnesota (Odorizzi 4-7), 8:10 p.m. Detroit (Liriano 3-5) at Oakland (Anderson 2-3), 10:05 p.m. Houston (Verlander 10-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Wood 7-5), 10:10 p.m. Toronto (Borucki 0-2) at Seattle (Gonzales 12-5), 10:10 p.m.Saturdays GamesN.Y. Yankees at Boston, 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. Houston at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Toronto at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Philadelphia 59 48 .551 „ Atlanta 57 47 .548 Washington 54 53 .505 5 Miami 46 63 .422 14 New York 44 61 .419 14 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Chicago 62 45 .579 „ Milwaukee 63 48 .568 1 Pittsburgh 56 53 .514 7 St. Louis 56 53 .514 7 Cincinnati 48 60 .444 14 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Arizona 60 49 .550 „ Los Angeles 60 49 .550 „ Colorado 58 50 .537 1 San Francisco 55 54 .505 5 San Diego 42 68 .382 18Wednesdays GamesWashington 5, N.Y. Mets 3 Detroit 7, Cincinnati 4 Chicago Cubs 9, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 6, Colorado 3 L.A. Dodgers 6, Milwaukee 4, 10 innings Miami at Atlanta, ppd.Thursdays GamesSt. Louis 3, Colorado 2 Cincinnati at Washington, late Miami at Philadelphia, late Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, late San Diego at Chicago Cubs, late Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, late San Francisco at Arizona, lateTodays GamesSan Diego (Ross 6-8) at Chicago Cubs (Quintana 9-7), 2:20 p.m. Cincinnati (DeSclafani 4-3) at Washington (Gonzalez 6-7), 7:05 p.m. Miami (Urena 3-10) at Philadelphia (Velasquez 7-8), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Gomber 1-0) at Pittsburgh (Archer 3-5), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Sanchez 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 5-6), 7:10 p.m. Colorado (Marquez 9-8) at Milwaukee (Guerra 6-7), 8:10 p.m. San Francisco (TBD) at Arizona (Corbin 7-4), 9:40 p.m. Houston (Verlander 10-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Wood 7-5), 10:10 p.m.Saturdays GamesSan Diego at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Cincinnati at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 8:10 p.m. Houston at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. AUTO RACING UPCOMING RACESAll times EasternNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP GO BOWLING AT THE GLENSite: Watkins Glen, New York. Schedule: Saturday, practice, 10:05 a.m. & 1 p.m. (NBCSN), qualifying, 6:35 p.m. (NBCSN); Sunday, race, 3 p.m., NBC Track: Watkins Glen International (road, 2.45 miles). Race distance: 220.5 miles, 90 laps. Last year: Martin Truex Jr. held off Matt Kenseth after starting third. Last race: Kyle Busch rallied from the back to take “ rst at Pocono. Fast facts: Busch, who started 28th, picked up his second win in “ ve races last week. He has six wins, his most since 2008. Busch won the title in 2015 with “ ve victories. ...The so-called Big ThreeŽ of Busch, Kevin Harvick and Truex have now won 16 of 21 races in 2018. Clint Bowyer has two victories and Erik Jones, Joey Logano and Austin Dillon have the other wins. ...Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson enters the weekend 15th in the playoff picture. Next race: Consumers Energy 400, August 12, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan. Online: www.nascar.comNASCAR XFINITY ZIPPO 200Site: Watkins Glen Schedule: Today, practice, 12:35 & 2:35 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 11:35 a.m., (NBCSN), race, 3 p.m., NBC Track: Watkins Glen International. Race distance: 200.9 miles, 82 laps. Last year: Busch beat Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski for his “ rst series win at Watkins Glen. Last race: Christopher Bell won at Iowa for the third race in a row. Fast facts: Bell was the “ rst series regular to win three in a row since Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 1999. But itll be tough to make it four straight on Watkins Glens tricky road course. ...JR Motorsports announced on Monday that Travis Mack will take over for crew chief Jason Stockert in the No. 5 car driven by Michael Annett. Mack had been Kasey Kahnes crew chief on the No. 95 car team in the Cup series. Next race: Rock N Roll Tequila 170, August 11, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio. Online: NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCKLast week: Busch won at Pocono for the 51st time in a NASCAR truck, tying him with Ron Hornaday Jr. for the most all time. Next race: Corrigan Oil 200, Aug. 11, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan. Online: www.nascar.comBASKETBALL 8 p.m. FS1 „ Big3, Week 7 games, at Boston 9 p.m. ESPN „ The Basketball Tournament, championship, at Baltimore BOXING 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ Antonio Orozco vs. Pablo Cesar Cano, super lightweights, at Albuquergue, N.M. CFL FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ Hamilton at Montreal DRAG RACING 7 p.m. FS1 „ NHRA, Northwest Nationals, qualifying, at Seattle GOLF 6 a.m. GOLF „ Ricoh Women's British Open, second round, at Lytham, England 1:30 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour & WGC, Bridgestone Invitational, second round, at Akron, Ohio 6:30 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Barracuda Championship, second round, at Reno, Nev. 9 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, 3M Championship, “ rst round, at Blaine, Minn. (same-day tape) HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 „ Saratoga Live, National Museum of Racing Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB „ San Diego at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. MLB „ N.Y. Yankees at Boston SUN „ Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay FS-Florida „ Miami at Philadelphia NFL FOOTBALL 9 p.m. NFL „ 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame, Gold Jacket Ceremony, at Canton, Ohio (same-day tape) WNBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA „ Las Vegas at Washington 10 p.m. NBA „ Minnesota at SeattleBy Zach DeanGatehouse Media ServicesDELAND „ The Stet-son Hatters won just one conference game last fall, and it appears fellow Pioneer League coaches dont envision a turn-around any time soon.The Hatters were picked to finish ninth in the PFLs Preseason Coaches Poll, which was released on Tues-day and compiled by the 10 coaches that make up the league. The Hatters were picked to finish just ahead of last-place Davidson, which was Stetsons only conference win last season. For the eighth straight season the University of San Diego was picked to finish first, followed by Dayton, Drake, Butler and Valparaiso. The upcoming season, which starts Aug. 30 when Morehead State travels to Eastern Kentucky, marks the 26th year for the Pioneer Football League„ the nations only non-schol-arship, football-only NCAA Football Championship Subdivision conference. The leagues champion earns an auto-matic bid into the NCAA FCS playoffs.This will be the Hatters sixth season in the league and sixth under head coach Roger Hughes, who is 16-40 since taking over the pro-gram in 2013. Hughes and the Hatters have never gone .500, coming clos-est in 2014 when they went 5-7. Last year, the Hatters started 0-5 and limped to a 2-9 finish„ their worst since joining the FCS in 2013.Certainly, Im not surprised,Ž Hughes said. We havent done anything to this point to prove were worthy of a higher ranking. Hopefully, our kids will use it as motivation to try and prove the pollsters wrong.ŽDespite the grim outlook by fellow coaches, the return of defensive back JJ Henderson is a bright spot for Stetson. Earlier this week, the redshirt sophomore was named to the All-PFLs Preseason Second Team after recording 71 tackles and 11 pass breakups last fall. Henderson also became the first player in Stetsons modern era to return a non-blocked punt for a touchdown when he returned one 81 yards for a score against Davidson.Stetson picked to nish 9th in PFLFormer Leesburg High standout Arkee Brown (27) is looking for a big senior year at Stetson after rushing for 81 yards and a touchdown during the teams spring game. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE PHOTO]

PAGE 13 | Friday, August 3, 2018 B3By Aaron BeardAssociated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. „ Dabo Swinney has built Clemson into an every-year power with regular College Football Play-off appearances and a recent national championship. None of that couldve happened without first asserting unques-tioned control of the Atlantic Coast Conference.The Tigers open practice this week as the overwhelm-ing favorite to become the first team to win four straight ACC titles since Florida States romp through the 1990s. They also could become only the second power-conference team to win four straight league champion-ship games.I didnt sit back and say, Well were Clemson and were going to go out there and every-bodys going to try to catch us,Ž Swinney said during the ACC Kickoff preseason media days. But I definitely envisioned Clemson being one of the best programs in the country, and I envisioned this league growing and becom-ing one of the most dominant leagues in the country.ŽIndeed, the Tigers rise helped the ACC climb onto level footing with its touted Southeastern Conference neighbor.It wasnt long ago that Clemson was chasing Florida State in the ACCs powerheavy Atlantic Division. The Seminoles won three straight ACC titles from 2012-14 while going 26-1 against league teams „ 3-0 against Clem-son „ and winning a national championship in the final BCS season of 2013. But the Tigers followed that with their own impressive run, giving the league a sustained stretch of top-flight success while put-ting the ACC alongside the SEC as the only leagues to reach all four playoffs.Clemson is 25-2 against ACC teams in the past three seasons, with 18 wins by double-digit margins. The losses at home against Pitts-burgh in 2016 and at Syracuse last year came by a combined four points. And last years 38-3 rout of then-No. 7 Miami made Clemson only the fifth team to win at least three straight power-con-ference championship games since the SEC held the first in 1992, a group featuring FSU, Alabama in the SEC (201416) and Oklahoma in the Big 12 (2006-08).Another December crown in Charlotte would allow Clemson to join Steve Spurriers Florida teams in the SEC (1993-96) as the only power-conference schools to win four straight league title games.It all goes together: their budgets are elite, their facili-ties are elite and theyre able to recruit and attract the elite players,Ž said Boston College coach Steve Addazio, whose Eagles face the Tigers annually in the Atlantic. So theyre a Have „ thats the best way I can say it.ŽClemson is on the verge of the ACCs longest reign since Bobby Bowdens Seminoles arrived in 1992 and won at least a share of the title for nine straight seasons, going 70-2 in the nine-team league.John Swofford got a close look at those Seminoles, first as a competitor as North Carolinas athletics director before becom-ing ACC commissioner in 1997. He told The Associated Press that Clemsons run does compare favorablyŽ because todays 14-team league is considerably better.ŽI dont think theres anything wrong with a league having a dominant team when that dominant team is without question a premier team nationally,Ž Swofford said. And thats exactly what we have in Clemson.ŽYet offensive lineman Mitch Hyatt and defensive lineman Clelin Ferrell dismissed ques-tions about a gap between Clemson and everyone else.I wouldnt say that,Ž Fer-rell said. You can talk about that as far as the past years, it might be a big gap. ... This 2018 team hasnt done any-thing. Theres not really a gap as far as what weve done.ŽBesides, Hyatt noted, there have been close calls. There was a hang-on-for-dear-life home win against Louisville and eventual Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson in 2016. There were one-possession margins in ACC title games against North Caro-lina in 2015 and Virginia Tech in 2016. And North Carolina State played Clemson within a touchdown the past two years, including a 2016 over-time road loss after missing a short winning field goal at regulations end.Its just executing in the final 2 minutes of the game,Ž Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren said. We missed a kick two years ago and had a couple of penalties (last year), and thats us, thats not them. So weve got to execute under pressure better „ period.ŽBut Doerens observation underlines another way the Tigers are equipped to fend off challengers. Theres a big-game-tested core from playoff routs of Oklahoma and Ohio State along with unfor-gettable title-game thrillers against Alabama, with the Crimson Tide winning in 2015 and the Tigers claiming the rematch before Alabama won Round 3 in last years semifinals.Swinney isnt changing his you get what you earnŽ approach, either, even as the Tigers keep bringing trophies home to Death Valley.A big thing is Coach Swinney told us not to beat ourselves,Ž Hyatt said. We have the talent to win. We have the players, we have the coaches „ we have everything we need to win.ŽClemsons control of ACC fuels rise Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell (99) and Dexter Lawrence (90) celebrate a sack during the “ rst half of a game against South Carolina on Nov. 25, 2017, in Columbia, S.C. Ferrell says the 2018 Tigers havent done anythingŽ when asked whether theres a gap between Clemson and the rest of the Atlantic Coast Conference as the Tigers chase a fourth straight league title. [AP PHOTO/SEAN RAYFORD, FILE] Shelley, I sent her some pictures (of her injuries), I spoke to her on the phone.ŽMeyer told reporters last week that he didnt know anything about the 2015 incident. It is not clear what contact Meyer had, if any, with university officials about the situation until Smith was fired last month. Smith has never been crimi-nally charged.Separately, a court hear-ing for Zach Smith was postponed Thursday on a domestic protection order sought by his ex-wife. She asked for the order after a July 20 disagreement and the court action resulted in Zach Smith being fired from Ohio State, where he was set to make $340,000 for the 2018 season. The Smiths are due in court in Septem-ber and their lawyers did not respond to messages seeking comment Thursday.Ohio State is investigat-ing Meyer while also facing three federal lawsuits about its response to allegations of groping, leering and other misconduct by a deceased athletic department doctor who treated wrestlers and other students for two decades. The lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by Dr. Richard Strauss say Ohio State facilitated the abuse by ignoring complaints.Since Ohio State announced an independent investigation in April, more than 100 former students have come forward with accounts of sexual misconduct by Strauss. The allegations range from 1979 to 1997 and involve male athletes from 14 sports, as well as his work at the student health center and his off-campus medical office.The questions confronting Meyer involve whether he vouched too strongly for a coach hes considered family. The 34-year-old Zach Smith is the grandson of Meyers mentor and former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce. He played for Meyer as a walk-on at Bowl-ing Green, worked for him at Florida and was hired as the wide receivers coach when Meyer came to Ohio State in 2012.Meyer acknowledged last week that he had been aware of a 2009 domestic-abuse incident in Gainesville. He said he and Shelley coun-seled the couple and allowed Zach Smith to remain on his staff.Meyer ended up as the Ohio State coach because of a previous football scandal. Coach Jim Tressel was fired in 2011 for lying to the NCAA and university of about rules violations committed by some of his players. OHIOFrom Page B1New York Mets after the 2015 seasonAdding to the intrigue is last offseasons slow freeagent market, which saw veterans scramble during spring training to find cutrate contracts as opening day approached. Cole HamelsChicago is paying just $5 million to the 34-year-old left-hander, who struck out nine Wednesday night to win his Cubs debut 9-2 at Pittsburgh. If he is over-whelming the rest of the way, the Cubs likely would exercise his $19 million option for 2019. Otherwise, they would decline and get reimbursed by Texas for his $6 million buyout. If he is reasonably successful but not dominant, Wrigley Field could be his home for the next two years Manny MachadoHe is among the mostanticipated of the players in this offseasons market, a free agent at age 26 who could command a deal of eight-to-10 years or more, perhaps with an opt out or two that could set him up for free agency again in his early 30s. Even if he leads the Los Angeles Dodgers to their first World Series title since 1988, he almost cer-tainly would seek his market value. Mike Moustakas A World Series champion and two-time All-Star with Kansas City, he expected a big-money, long-term contract as a free agent last winter. Instead, he resigned with the Royals in March He joined a Milwau-kee team that has never won a World Series, losing to St. Louis in its only appearance in 1982. His home runs are down slightly this year and his RBIs up. If he powers the Brewers to a deep October run, hell likely decline. If he doesnt perform, the team will say no thanks. Martin MaldonadoHe is likely a short-term guest in Houston. Brian McCann had knee surgery last month and is due back in August, and the Astros obtained the Gold Glove winner from the Los Ange-les Angels as an upgrade while he is out. Houston holds a $15 million option on McCann, who is valued by the teams pitchers and in the clubhouse. J.A. HappA left-hander who turns 36 in October, Happ could find happiness in Yankee Stadium. New Yorks rota-tion is uncertain behind Luis Severino, with concerns about Masahiro Tanakas elbow, CC Sabathias knee and Sonny Grays fortitude. Jordan Montgomery wont return from Tommy John surgery until late next season at the earliest, and while New York is expected to pursue a top free-agent starter such as Dallas Keuchel, or Clayton Kershaw if he opts out of his Dodgers deal, New York wants more rotation depth. Zach Britton It is hard to imagine Brit-ton staying in the Bronx, where Aroldis Chapman is the closer and starting pitching is a more urgent need. But David Robertson is a free agent after the season and Dellin Betances is under control for only one more year. New York gen-eral manager Brian Cashman gave Andrew Miller a $36 million, four-year deal after the 2014 season when he already had Robertson to close and Betances to set up. MLBFrom Page B1led to 45 players in the 71-man field breaking par. The aver-age score was 68.37, the lowest for the opening round at Firestone since it became a WGC in 1999 and the lowest for the first round of any PGA Tour event this season. I didnt quite hit it as well as I wanted to,Ž Woods said. But I fought out a score today, which was good.Ž Poulter is playing Fires-tone for the 14th time, and he came across a sheet showing his yearly results. At least he hasnt missed the cut, mainly because there is no cut at these tournaments. He tied for 13th his first year, 10 shots behind. It never got any better. Yeah, it fires me up,Ž Poulter said after saving par from a bunker on his last hole for a bogey-free round. Its frustrating to look at. I actu-ally thought I had a better finish than that, so it really annoyed me. ... I wrote them all down, they were that bad. I was like, Seriously, how can you play a good golf course this many times and not really have a result? So not to even finish in the top 10 is pretty poor.Ž Its just a start, but it was a good one. His 62 matched the lowest first-round score at Fires-tone, first set by Adam Scott in 2011, and it was one off the course record for any round. Rickie Fowler and Kyle Stanley each had a 63, while Jon Rahm, Si Woo Kim and Patrick Cantlay were another shot behind. Seven players were in the group at 65, which included Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Jason Day. Poulter missed a 10-foot putt on No. 8, his second-to-last hole. He was in no mood to quibble. If you would have offered me this at the start of the day, I would have snapped your arm for it,Ž he said. Yeah, we can be greedy and say Id love to have holed that putt on 8 to have tied the record. But 8 under pars a pretty decent round for me around this golf course.Ž Woods seems to put together decent scores even when he feels his game is slightly off. FIRESTONEFrom Page B1to start the season. Head, shoulders, knees and toesWell, maybe not head and toes, but definitely shoulders and knees.Were talking about four key players who are coming back from significant injuries that required surgery: defen-sive end/outside linebacker Cece Jefferson (shoulder), safety Jeawon Taylor (shoul-der), running back Malik Davis (knee) and offensive guard Brett Heggie (knee).The Gators need to get these guys back and playing at 100 percent.At SEC Media Days two weeks ago, Jefferson said he was still rehabbing from his labrum surgery, but planned to be 100 percent by the start of the season. How much work hell get early in camp is prob-ably still to be determined.Taylor, who emerged as a playmaker at safety the second half of last season before injuring his shoulder, participated in non-contact drills in the spring. Now, is he ready to take the next cru-cial step and hit someone (or be hit)?Davis and Heggie both underwent season-ending knee surgery last fall. Both Tweeted earlier this summer that theyve been cleared. But, again, how limited, if at all, will they be.These are four important players to keep an eye one. Develop depthThis is a must, especially on defense, where there is little playing experience behind the starters at linebacker and cornerback.Not only do the Gators need to stay healthy and on their feet at those two critical spots, they have to develop some of the young players, including some true freshmen, ready to not only play, but hold their own in the demanding SEC.Like the quarterback mis-sion, its a tough one „ and a very important one. CAMPFrom Page B1


B4 Friday, August 3, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comAMERICAN LEAGUENATIONAL LEAGUEEAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Boston 75 34 .688 „ „ 6-4 L-1 38-15 37-19 New York 68 38 .642 5 „ 6-4 L-1 38-16 30-22 Tampa Bay 56 53 .514 19 7 6-4 W-3 32-20 24-33 Toronto 48 59 .449 26 14 3-7 L-3 27-28 21-31 Baltimore 33 75 .306 41 30 5-5 W-1 20-35 13-40 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Cleveland 59 48 .551 „ „ 5-5 W-2 32-21 27-27 Minnesota 49 58 .458 10 13 5-5 L-2 30-24 19-34 Detroit 47 62 .431 13 16 6-4 W-2 29-27 18-35 Chicago 38 70 .352 21 25 4-6 W-1 21-33 17-37 Kansas City 34 74 .315 25 29 4-6 L-1 15-37 19-37 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Houston 69 41 .627 „ „ 4-6 W-2 32-24 37-17 Seattle 63 45 .583 5 „ 4-6 L-2 35-21 28-24 Oakland 64 46 .582 5 „ 7-3 W-3 29-22 35-24 Los Angeles 54 56 .491 15 10 4-6 L-4 29-28 25-28 Texas 46 63 .422 22 17 5-5 L-1 20-34 26-29 EAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Philadelphia 59 48 .551 „ „ 5-5 W-1 34-18 25-30 Atlanta 57 47 .548 5-5 W-3 28-23 29-24 Washington 54 53 .505 5 5 6-4 W-2 25-25 29-28 Miami 46 63 .422 14 14 4-6 L-2 26-31 20-32 New York 44 61 .419 14 14 4-6 L-2 21-33 23-28 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Chicago 62 45 .579 „ „ 5-5 W-1 33-19 29-26 Milwaukee 63 48 .568 1 „ 7-3 L-1 33-21 30-27 Pittsburgh 56 53 .514 7 4 6-4 L-1 32-27 24-26 St. Louis 56 53 .514 7 4 6-4 W-2 29-26 27-27 Cincinnati 48 60 .444 14 11 5-5 L-2 26-31 22-29 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Arizona 60 49 .550 „ „ 7-3 W-1 28-26 32-23 Los Angeles 60 49 .550 „ „ 5-5 W-1 29-26 31-23 Colorado 58 50 .537 1 1 5-5 L-2 27-24 31-26 San Francisco 55 54 .505 5 5 4-6 W-3 32-22 23-32 San Diego 42 68 .382 18 18 2-8 L-7 20-36 22-32 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLRAYS 4, ANGELS 2LOS ANGELES AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Fletcher 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .278 Calhoun rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .208 Upton lf 3 1 2 0 1 1 .263 Pujols dh 4 1 1 0 0 1 .256 S immons ss 3 0 0 1 0 1 .304 V albuena 1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .199 a-Marte ph-1b 2 0 0 1 0 0 .212 Cowart 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .071 Briceno c 2 0 0 0 0 0 .246 b-Ohtani ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .257 A rcia c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Y oung Jr. cf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .000 T OTALS 30 2 3 2 1 13 T AMPA BAY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Kiermaier cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .191 Duffy 3b 3 1 1 0 1 1 .306 Robertson 2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 .262 Pham lf 2 1 0 0 0 0 .244 S mith lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 Cron dh 4 1 1 2 0 3 .253 Bauers 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .244 Gomez rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .220 A dames ss 2 0 0 1 0 1 .207 S ucre c 3 0 1 0 0 0 .227 T OTALS 29 4 6 3 1 7 LOS ANGELES 000 000 200„2 3 0 T AMPA BAY 000 400 00X„4 6 1 a-reached on error for Valbuena in the 5th. b-struck out for Briceno in the 8th. E„Robertson (10). LOB„Los Angeles 2, T ampa Bay 5. 2B„Upton (13), Pujols (19), Robertson (15), Bauers (16). RBIs„Simmons (49), Marte (14), Cron 2 (56), Adames (12). S F„Adames. Runners left in scoring position„Los A ngeles 1 (Pujols); Tampa Bay 3 (Kiermaier, Cron, Gomez). RISP„Los Angeles 0 for 3; T ampa Bay 1 for 6. Runners moved up„Simmons, Marte, Bauers, Pham. GIDP„Cowart. DP„Tampa Bay 1 (Duffy, Robertson, Bauers). LOS ANGELES IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Heaney, L,6-7 6 6 4 4 0 5 98 3.75 J ohnson 1 0 0 0 1 0 21 3.40 Parker 1 0 0 0 0 2 11 3.26 T AMPA BAY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Wood 2 1 0 0 0 5 31 3.05 Beeks, W,1-1 5 2 2 2 1 4 71 11.66 Castillo, H,10 1 0 0 0 0 2 15 4.00 Romo, S,13-19 1 0 0 0 0 2 16 3.47 HBP„Heaney 2 (Pham,Gomez). WP„Heaney. Umpires„Home, Alan Porter; First, Nick Mahrley; Second, Todd Tichenor; Third, Bill Miller. T„2:29. A„10,988 (42,735).CARDINALS 3, ROCKIES 2COLORADO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Blackmon cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .284 LeMahieu 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .275 Arenado 3b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .308 Gonzalez rf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .289 Story ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .288 Parra lf 4 1 3 1 0 0 .294 Desmond 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .241 Wolters c 2 0 1 0 2 0 .159 Senzatela p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .100 a-McMahon ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .218 Oh p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Ottavino p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Davis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 31 2 7 1 3 9 ST. LOUIS AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Carpenter 1b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .279 Molina c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .285 ONeill rf 2 0 1 1 1 1 .280 Ozuna lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .268 DeJong ss 1 0 0 0 1 0 .243 Gyorko 3b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .248 Munoz ss-lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .286 Garcia 2b 3 1 1 0 0 0 .236 Bader cf 4 1 1 0 0 3 .274 Mikolas p 2 1 1 0 0 0 .103 b-Fowler ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .175 Brebbia p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Shreve p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Martinez ph 1 0 1 2 0 0 .294 TOTALS 31 3 8 3 3 7 COLORADO 000 200 000„2 7 1 ST. LOUIS 001 000 002„3 8 1 One out when winning run scored. a-struck out for Senzatela in the 7th. bstruck out for Mikolas in the 7th. c-singled for Shreve in the 9th. E„Wolters (3), Mikolas (2). LOB„Colorado 6, St. Louis 8. RBIs„Parra (45), ONeill (9), Martinez 2 (61). SB„Bader (11). CS„Gonzalez (2), DeJong (1). SF„ONeill. S„Senzatela. Runners left in scoring position„Colorado 2 (LeMahieu, Senzatela); St. Louis 2 (Bader 2). RISP„Colorado 2 for 6; St. Louis 1 for 3. Runners moved up„Story. GIDP„Garcia. DP„Colorado 1 (LeMahieu, Desmond); St. Louis 1 (Molina, Garcia). COLORADO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Senzatela 6 5 1 1 2 5 96 4.56 Oh, H,16 1 0 0 0 0 1 14 2.47 Ottavino, H,23 1 0 0 0 1 1 14 1.38 Davis, L,1-4, BS,5-36 .1 3 2 2 0 0 12 4.57 ST. LOUIS IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Mikolas 7 7 2 1 2 6 98 2.75 Brebbia 1 0 0 0 1 2 17 4.03 Shreve, W,3-2 1 0 0 0 0 1 15 4.05 HBP„Senzatela (Garcia). WP„Senzatela. Umpires„Home, Mark Ripperger; First, Marty Foster; Second, Joe West; Third, Nic Lentz. T„3:09. A„41,478 (45,538).WHITE SOX 6, ROYALS 4KANSAS CITY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Mondesi 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .270 Gordon lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .241 Perez c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .231 Duda dh 3 0 1 0 0 0 .237 b-Merri“eld ph-dh 1 1 1 3 0 0 .297 Bonifacio rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .207 Phillips cf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .216 Dozier 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .208 OHearn 1b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .222 d-Herrera ph 0 0 0 1 0 0 .267 Escobar ss 4 1 2 0 0 1 .198 TOTALS 33 4 7 4 2 6 CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Moncada 2b 4 0 0 0 0 4 .226 Sanchez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .248 Abreu 1b 4 2 2 1 0 1 .263 A.Garcia rf 4 1 2 0 0 1 .274 Narvaez c 2 2 1 1 2 0 .287 Davidson dh 3 0 0 0 0 3 .224 c-Palka ph-dh 1 1 1 3 0 0 .242 L.Garcia cf-lf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .283 Delmonico lf 1 0 1 0 1 0 .231 a-Engel ph-cf 2 0 0 0 0 2 .224 Anderson ss 3 0 1 1 0 0 .245 TOTALS 31 6 9 6 4 12 KANSAS CITY 000 000 031„4 7 0 CHICAGO 000 100 14X„6 9 0 a-struck out for Delmonico in the 7th. b-homered for Duda in the 8th. c-homered for Davidson in the 8th. d-out on sacri“ce ”y for OHearn in the 9th. LOB„Kansas City 5, Chicago 5. 2B„Phillips (2), Escobar (13), Abreu (32), A.Garcia (7), L.Garcia (7), Anderson (16). HR„Merri“eld (6), off Cedeno; Abreu (17), off Adam; Palka (16), off Hammel. RBIs„Merri“eld 3 (35), Herrera (15), Abreu (60), Narvaez (20), Anderson (44), Palka 3 (42). SB„Mondesi (9). CS„Delmonico (2). SF„Herrera. Runners left in scoring position„Kansas City 1 (Mondesi); Chicago 4 (Moncada 3, Davidson). RISP„Kansas City 2 for 7; Chicago 5 for 10. Runners moved up„Dozier, Anderson. FIDP„Anderson. DP„Kansas City 1 (Phillips, Perez); Chicago 1 (L.Garcia, Moncada). KANSAS CITY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Keller 6.1 5 2 2 3 9 104 3.39 Hill .2 1 0 0 0 2 11 5.46 Adam, L, 0-3 .1 2 3 3 1 0 9 5.81 Hammel .2 1 1 1 0 1 9 6.00 CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Lopez 7 5 2 2 2 4 94 4.47 Fry, H,11 .1 0 0 0 0 1 6 4.32 Minaya, H,5 .1 0 0 0 0 1 3 4.29 Cedeno, W,1-0 .1 2 2 2 0 0 9 2.76 Gomez, H,4 .1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6.23 Avilan, S, 1-3 .2 0 0 0 0 0 10 3.69 Lopez pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Cedeno pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. Inherited runners-scored„Hill 2-1, Hammel 2-2, Fry 2-0, Minaya 2-0, Cedeno 2-2, Gomez 1-0, Avilan 1-1. Umpires„Home, Ben May; First, Lance Barksdale; Second, Ted Barrett; Third, Will Little. T„2:52. A„19,682 (40,615).CALENDARAug. 31: Last day to be contracted to an organization and be eligible for postseason roster. Oct. 2-3: Wild-card games.BOX SCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSRays 4, Angels 2: Jalen Beeks got his “rst major league win, C.J. Cron had a two-run single and Tampa Bay completed a three-game sweep on Thursday. White Sox 6, Royals 4: Jose Abreu hit a tying home run off Jason Adam in the eighth and pinch-hitter Daniel Palka had a three-run homer off Jason Hammel later in the inning, to lead Chicago. Cardinals 3, Rockies 2: Pinch-hitter Jose Martinez sliced an opposite“eld single to the right-center “eld gap off Wade Davis with one out in the ninth inning, driving in the tying and go-ahead runs to lift St. Louis. LATE Cincinnati at Washington Miami at Philadelphia N.Y. Yankees at Boston Atlanta at N.Y. Mets San Diego at Chicago Cubs Baltimore at Texas Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers San Francisco at Arizona Toronto at SeattleTODAYS PITCHING COMPARISONNATIONAL LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA San Diego Ross (R) 6-8 4.41 12-9 1-1 16.1 4.41 Chicago Quintana (L) 2:20p 9-7 4.26 13-7 2-1 16.0 4.50 Cincinnati DeSclafani (R) 4-3 5.47 5-5 0-2 12.0 9.00 Washington Gonzalez (L) 7:05p 6-7 3.78 10-11 0-2 18.2 3.86 Miami Richards (R) 3-5 4.06 7-8 1-0 18.2 0.48 Philadelphia Velasquez (R) 7:05p 7-8 4.02 8-12 1-0 18.0 1.00 St. Louis Gant (R) 3-4 3.49 2-6 0-1 15.1 2.35 Pittsburgh Archer (R) 7:05p 3-5 4.31 9-8 0-1 16.1 3.86 Atlanta Sanchez (R) 5-3 3.00 8-5 1-1 18.1 3.93 New York deGrom (R) 7:10p 5-6 1.82 8-13 0-2 23.0 1.96 Colorado Marquez (R) 9-8 4.82 12-9 2-0 18.2 4.34 Milwaukee Guerra (R) 8:10p 6-7 3.43 11-9 0-2 14.0 7.71 San Francisco Stratton (R) 8-6 5.14 11-7 0-2 15.2 8.62 Arizona Corbin (L) 9:40p 7-4 3.19 12-10 1-1 19.0 4.26AMERICAN LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Chicago Giolito (R) 7-8 6.26 10-11 2-0 16.2 4.32 Tampa Bay Stanek (R) 7:10p 1-3 2.36 6-9 0-1 4.0 6.75 Los Angeles Barria (R) 6-7 3.74 6-9 1-2 16.0 5.06 Cleveland Clevinger (R) 7:10p 7-7 3.43 8-13 0-3 17.2 4.08 New York Severino (R) 14-4 2.94 18-4 0-2 14.1 10.05 Boston Porcello (R) 7:10p 13-4 4.03 15-7 2-1 13.2 7.90 Baltimore Hess (R) 2-5 5.94 2-7 0-2 14.1 10.05 Texas Jurado (R) 8:05p 1-1 4.22 1-1 1-1 10.2 4.22 Kansas City Fillmyer (R) 0-1 3.29 0-3 0-1 16.0 3.94 Minnesota Odorizzi (R) 8:10p 4-7 4.58 9-13 0-1 15.1 6.46 Detroit Hardy (L) 4-3 3.61 5-5 1-1 12.0 6.00 Oakland Anderson (L) 10:05p 2-3 5.55 5-3 1-1 15.1 5.28 Toronto Borucki (L) 0-2 2.83 2-4 0-1 15.0 3.60 Seattle Gonzales (L) 10:10p 12-5 3.37 15-6 3-0 19.1 1.86INTERLEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Houston Verlander (R) 10-6 2.24 13-10 1-2 17.0 3.71 L.A. Dodgers Wood (L) 10:10p 7-5 3.76 12-9 2-0 17.2 2.55 KEY: TEAM REC-Teams Record in games started by todays pitcher. THIS DATE IN BASEBALLAug. 3 1906: Washington pitcher Tom Hughes hit a solo home run off Fred Glade in the tenth inning for 1-0 win over the St. Louis Browns. He became the “rst pitcher to win a 1-0 extra-inning game with his own home run. 1914: New York Yankee catcher Les Nunamaker threw out three Detroit Tigers trying to steal second base on one inning. It will be the only time a backstop has accomplished this feat this century. 1933: Lefty Grove of the Philadelphia As became the “rst pitcher since Aug. 2, 1931: a span of 308 games: to shut out the New York Yankees, winning 7-0. 1944: Tommy Brown, 16 years and 8 months old, played shortstop for the Brooklyn Dodgers in both games of a doubleheader loss, 6-2 and 7-1, to the Chicago Cubs. He had a double and scored a run. 1948: Clevelands Satchel Paige made his “rst major league start and went seven innings to lead the Indians to a 5-3 victory over the Washington Senators. 1959: The second game of All-Star play this year was won by the AL 5-3 at Los Angeles Memorial Stadium. Nellie Fox of the Chicago White Sox singled in the deciding run in the seventh inning. 1961: The Pittsburgh Pirates scored a 19-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals for the largest shutout score in an NL night game. 1962: New Yorks Frank Thomas hit a pair of solo home runs to become the second player in National League history with six home runs in three consecutive games. Charlie Neal, Marv Thronberry and Choo-Choo Coleman also homered for the Mets, but it wasnt enough as Cincinnati won 8-6.STATISTICAL LEADERS A MERICAN LEAGUE RUNS: Lindor, Cleveland, 92; Betts, Boston, 84; Trout, Los Angeles, 82; Ramirez, Cleveland, 77; Martinez, Boston, 76; Benintendi, Boston, 73; Bregman, Houston, 73; Segura, Seattle, 72; Springer, Houston, 72; Judge, New York, 70. RBI: Martinez, Boston, 89; Davis, Oakland, 84; Ramirez, Cleveland, 78; Encarnacion, Cleveland, 76; Bregman, Houston, 71; Haniger, Seattle, 69; Lowrie, Oakland, 68; Lindor, Cleveland, 67; Gattis, Houston, 66; 2 tied at 65. HITS: Altuve, Houston, 134; Segura, Seattle, 130; Rosario, Minnesota, 128; Lindor, Cleveland, 126; Martinez, Boston, 126; Merri“eld, Kansas City, 121; Castellanos, Detroit, 120; Jones, Baltimore, 119; Ramirez, Cleveland, 119; Betts, Boston, 118. DOUBLES: Escobar, Arizona, 37; Bregman, Houston, 35; Lindor, Cleveland, 34; Abreu, Chicago, 32; Bogaerts, Boston, 31; Castellanos, Detroit, 31; Merri“eld, Kansas City, 31; Andujar, New York, 30; Ramirez, Cleveland, 29; 2 tied at 28. TRIPLES: Sanchez, Chicago, 9; Smith, Tampa Bay, 8; Benintendi, Boston, 6; Hernandez, Toronto, 6; Chapman, Oakland, 5; Moncada, Chicago, 5; Profar, Texas, 5; 9 tied at 4. HOME RUNS: Martinez, Boston, 32; Ramirez, Cleveland, 32; Trout, Los Angeles, 30; Davis, Oakland, 29; Lindor, Cleveland, 27; Cruz, Seattle, 26; Gallo, Texas, 26; Judge, New York, 26; Betts, Boston, 25; 3 tied at 24. STOLEN BASES: Gordon, Seattle, 25; Ramirez, Cleveland, 25; Merri“eld, Kansas City, 24; Anderson, Chicago, 21; Trout, Los Angeles, 21; Betts, Boston, 20; Smith, Tampa Bay, 20; Benintendi, Boston, 19; DeShields, Texas, 18; 2 tied at 16. PITCHING: Severino, New York, 14-4; Carrasco, Cleveland, 13-5; Kluber, Cleveland, 13-6; Porcello, Boston, 13-4; Gonzales, Seattle, 12-5; Morton, Houston, 12-2; Snell, Tampa Bay, 12-5; 4 tied at 11. ERA: Sale, Boston, 2.04; Verlander, Houston, 2.24; Snell, Tampa Bay, 2.27; Bauer, Cleveland, 2.34; Cole, Houston, 2.55; Kluber, Cleveland, 2.79; Morton, Houston, 2.90; Severino, New York, 2.94; Skaggs, Los Angeles, 3.34; Gonzales, Seattle, 3.37. STRIKEOUTS: Sale, Boston, 207; Bauer, Cleveland, 195; Cole, Houston, 194; Verlander, Houston, 190; Paxton, Seattle, 163; Morton, Houston, 159; Severino, New York, 157; Berrios, Minnesota, 142; Kluber, Cleveland, 139; Carrasco, Cleveland, 138.WEDNESDAYS GAMES American League Baltimore 7, N.Y. Yankees 5 Cleveland 2, Minnesota 0 Oakland 8, Toronto 3 Houston 8, Seattle 3 Tampa Bay 7, L.A. Angels 2 Kansas City 10, Chicago White Sox 5 National League Miami at Atlanta, ppd. Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 3 Chicago Cubs 9, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 6, Colorado 3 L.A. Dodgers 6, Milwaukee 4, 10 inn. Interleague Detroit 7, Cincinnati 4 SATURDAYS GAMES American League N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 4:05 p.m. Chicago W. Sox at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. Toronto at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. National League San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Cincinnati at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 8:10 p.m. Interleague Houston at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.FANTASY PLAYSROBERTO OSUNA, RP, Astros: The most controversial deadline move saw the World Series champs acquire the hard-throwing Osuna, whose domestic violence suspension ends on Sunday. The Astros will ease him into the closer role but once Osuna and his near triple-digit heat gets adjusted to his new locale, he will be a near lights-out presence. Osuna saved nine of his 10 opportunities before his suspension and will bene“t from a better defense than he had with the Blue Jays. TOP TEN A MERICAN LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Betts Bos 89 349 84 118 .338 Altuve Hou 104 407 64 134 .329 JMartinez Bos 102 390 76 126 .323 MMachado Bal 96 365 48 115 .315 Segura Sea 101 413 72 130 .315 Trout LAA 109 372 82 115 .309 MDuffy TB 90 353 37 108 .306 Simmons LAA 98 368 52 112 .304 JoRamirez Cle 106 396 77 119 .301 Merri“eld KC 104 407 51 121 .297 NATIONAL LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Markakis Atl 104 408 61 130 .319 Dickerson Pit 91 346 50 110 .318 Yelich Mil 95 373 72 118 .316 FFreeman Atl 104 405 65 128 .316 Gennett Cin 104 393 64 123 .313 Zobrist ChC 89 284 49 88 .310 Realmuto Mia 80 318 53 98 .308 Arenado Col 102 390 72 120 .308 Almora ChC 100 314 50 96 .306 Suarez Cin 91 343 57 103 .300 Through Aug. 1 NATIONAL LEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon, Colorado, 81; Albies, Atlanta, 77; Arenado, Colorado, 72; Yelich, Milwaukee, 72; Carpenter, St. Louis, 70; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 68; Baez, Chicago, 67; Harper, Washington, 67; Pham, Tampa Bay, 67; 2 tied at 66. RBI: Baez, Chicago, 83; Suarez, Cincinnati, 81; Arenado, Colorado, 80; Aguilar, Milwaukee, 74; Hoskins, Philadelphia, 70; Rizzo, Chicago, 70; Story, Colorado, 70; Freeman, Atlanta, 68; Gennett, Cincinnati, 67; Markakis, Atlanta, 67. HITS: Markakis, Atlanta, 130; Freeman, Atlanta, 128; Gennett, Cincinnati, 123; Castro, Miami, 122; Albies, Atlanta, 120; Anderson, Miami, 120; Arenado, Colorado, 120; Blackmon, Colorado, 118; Peraza, Cincinnati, 118; Yelich, Milwaukee, 118. DOUBLES: Markakis, Atlanta, 32; Carpenter, St. Louis, 31; Albies, Atlanta, 30; Baez, Chicago, 29; Story, Colorado, 29; Freeman, Atlanta, 27; Hoskins, Philadelphia, 27; Rendon, Washington, 26; Mercer, Pittsburgh, 25; CTaylor, Los Angeles, 25. TRIPLES: KMarte, Arizona, 10; CTaylor, Los Angeles, 8; Baez, Chicago, 6; Dickerson, Pittsburgh, 6; Difo, Washington, 6; Nimmo, New York, 6; Rosario, New York, 6; 5 tied at 5. HOME RUNS: Arenado, Colorado, 28; Carpenter, St. Louis, 26; Aguilar, Milwaukee, 25; Harper, Washington, 25; Muncy, Los Angeles, 24; Suarez, Cincinnati, 24; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 23; Baez, Chicago, 22; Blackmon, Colorado, 21; Hoskins, Philadelphia, 21. STOLEN BASES: Turner, Washington, 28; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 25; MTaylor, Washington, 24; Hamilton, Cincinnati, 23; Inciarte, Atlanta, 23; Baez, Chicago, 19; Cain, Milwaukee, 19; Peraza, Cincinnati, 17; Dyson, Arizona, 16; 3 tied at 14. PITCHING: Scherzer, Washington, 14-5; Godley, Arizona, 12-6; Greinke, Arizona, 12-5; Lester, Chicago, 12-4; Nola, Philadelphia, 12-3; Mikolas, St. Louis, 11-3; Chacin, Milwaukee, 10-3; Newcomb, Atlanta, 10-5; 6 tied at 9. ERA: deGrom, New York, 1.82; Scherzer, Washington, 2.30; Nola, Philadelphia, 2.35; Mikolas, St. Louis, 2.75; Greinke, Arizona, 2.96; Foltynewicz, Atlanta, 3.05; Freeland, Colorado, 3.21; Lester, Chicago, 3.22; Newcomb, Atlanta, 3.23; Corbin, Arizona, 3.26. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer, Washington, 200; Corbin, Arizona, 166; deGrom, New York, 164; Greinke, Arizona, 143; Nola, Philadelphia, 142; Gray, Colorado, 136; Pivetta, Philadelphia, 134; Foltynewicz, Atlanta, 133; Godley, Arizona, 130; Velasquez, Philadelphia, 122.

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YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 30.13 39.80 31.85 -.05 -0.2 s t t -18.1 -12.8 6 2.00 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 145.20 143.26 +3.51 +2.5 s s s +43.7 +22.7 25 0.24 Amer Express AXP 83.97 104.24 99.73 +.28 +0.3 t s s +0.4 +18.3 15 1.40 AutoNation Inc AN 38.59 62.02 46.33 -.93 -2.0 s t t -9.7 +12.6 12 ... Brown & Brown BRO 21.58 29.78 29.19 +.21 +0.7 t s s ... +31.3 27 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 46.18 -.21 -0.5 t s s +0.7 +4.8 87 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 34.64 -.76 -2.1 t s s -13.2 -10.5 17 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 76.27 112.81 108.77 +2.24 +2.1 s t s +13.3 +28.7 22 3.00f Disney DIS 96.20 114.68 112.75 -.22 -0.2 s s s +4.9 +3.7 16 1.68 Gen Electric GE 12.61 25.89 13.17 -.07 -0.5 s t t -24.6 -45.6 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 45.74 +.66 +1.5 s s s -22.9 -14.8 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 111.72 170.54 163.44 -.49 -0.3 s s s +15.4 +43.5 29 2.28 Home Depot HD 146.89 207.61 195.66 -.64 -0.3 t s s +3.2 +33.6 25 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 142.96 -.54 -0.4 t s s -6.8 +2.9 11 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 70.76 108.98 97.44 -.52 -0.5 t s s +4.8 +28.1 22 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 24.45 -.10 -0.4 s t t +32.2 +29.4 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 144.70 171.50 169.45 +1.55 +0.9 s s s +8.5 +17.4 12 4.44 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 114.69 +1.08 +1.0 s s s -4.4 +0.9 36 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 51.96 73.44 72.47 +.08 +0.1 t s s +12.2 +28.3 14 1.60 WalMart Strs WMT 77.50 109.98 88.76 +.52 +0.6 s s s -10.1 +12.2 21 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 25.68 +.19 +0.7 s s s -11.9 -18.4 32 1.00 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest By Marley JayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ U.S. stocks climbed Thursday as Apple led a rally in technology com-panies and reached $1 trillion in value. Consumer products and health care companies rose as second-quarter results from corporate Amer-ica continued to surpass investors expectations.Stocks in Asia and Europe fell after the White House said it will consider even higher tariffs on Chinese imports, escalating the trade conflict between the worlds two biggest economic powers.U.S. stocks opened lower as energy and basic materials companies slumped, but those early losses eased as the day went on. Solid results from companies including Clorox, drugmaker Regeneron and electric car maker Tesla sent the market higher.Apple jumped again, and became the first publicly traded company to top $1 trillion in market value. The stock climbed 9 percent over Wednesday and Thursday, its biggest two-day move in more than four years, to hit the milestone.GBH Insights analyst Daniel Ives said Apples lofty price tag reflects its unique position as a technology company that sells popular products that work together and which people stick with.Once you buy one Apple device in a household, likely youre going to buy multiple, three, four, five devices,Ž he said. Theyve built a con-sumer product empire.ŽApples value rose almost $83 billion in the last two days. Thats as much as con-struction equipment maker and Dow component Caterpillar is worth. Other big technology companies also rose Thursday, recovering some of the losses they had absorbed late last week and early this week. Facebook and Microsoft both climbed.The S&P 500 index rose 13.86 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,827.22. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 7.66 points to 25,326.16. The Nasdaq composite jumped 95.40 points, or 1.2 percent, to 7,802.69.The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks added 12.84 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,682.10. Apple got to the $1 trillion mark shortly before noon and finished with a gain of 2.9 percent at $207.39.Despite its eye-popping market value, by some measurements Apple stock isnt very expensive. The stock trades at 17.8 times its expected earnings over the next year. Thats about the same as the rest of the S&P 500 index, and Apple has bigger profit margins.Apple leads US stock gainsThe former Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up the new iPhone during his keynote address Jan. 9, 2007, at MacWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. Apple has become the worlds “ rst company to be valued at $1 trillion. [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]Apple bears historic nancial fruit, becomes 1st trilliondollar co.By Michael LiedtkeThe Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO „ Apple has become the worlds first publicly traded company to be valued at $1 trillion, the financial fruit of stylish technology that has redefined what we expect from our gadgets.The milestone reached Thursday marks the latest triumph of a trend-setting company that two maver-icks named Steve started in a Silicon Valley garage 42 years ago.The achievement seemed unimaginable in 1997 when Apple teetered on the edge of bankruptcy, with its stock trading for less than $1, on a split-adjusted basis., and its market value dropping below $2 billion.To survive, Apple brought back its once-exiled cofounder, Steve Jobs, as interim CEO and turned to its archrival Microsoft for a $150 million cash infusion to help pay its bills.If someone had dared to buy $10,000 worth of stock at that point of desperation, the investment would now be worth about $2.6 million.Jobs eventually introduced popular products such as the iPod and iPhone that subsequently drove Apples rise. The stock has been surging this week as anticipation mounts for the next generation of iPhone, expected to be released in September.Apple hit the $1 trillion mark when its shares reached $207.04 around midday in New York. They rose to an all-time high of $208.32 before falling back slightly. The shares are up around 23 percent so far this year.Another company, Saudi Arabian Oil Co. could eclipse Apple if it goes through with plans for an initial public offering. Saudi officials have said the IPO would value Saudi Aramco, as the company is often called, at about $2 trillion. But until the IPO is completed, Saudi Aramcos actual value remains murky.Jobs vision, showmanship and sense of style propelled Apples comeback. But it might not have happened if he hadnt evolved into a more mature leader after his exit from the company in 1985. His ignominious departure came after losing a power struggle with John Sculley, a former Pepsico executive who he recruited to become Apples CEO in 1983 „ seven years after he and his geeky friend Steve Wozniak teamed up to start the company with the administrative help of Ronald Wayne.Jobs remained mercurial when he returned to Apple, but he had also become more thoughtful and adept at spotting talent that would help him create a revolutionary innovation factory. One of his biggest coups came in 1998 when he lured a soft-spoken South-erner, Tim Cook, away from Compaq Computer at a time when Apples survival remained in doubt.Cooks hiring may have been one of the best things Jobs did for Apple. In addi-tion, that is, to shepherding a decade-long succession of iconic products that transformed Apple from a technological boutique to a cultural phenomenon and moneymaking machine.As Jobs top lieutenant, Cook oversaw the intricate supply chain that fed con-sumers appetite for Apples devices and then held the company together in 2004 when Jobs was stricken with a cancer that forced him to periodically step away from work „ sometimes for extended leaves of absences. Just months away from his death, Jobs officially handed off the CEO reins to Cook in August 2011.Although Apple has yet to produce another mass-market sensation since that changing of the guard, Cook has leveraged the legacy that Jobs left behind to stunning heights. Since Cook became CEO, Apples annual revenue has more than doubled to $229 billion while its stock has quadrupled.TrillionairesThe Associated PressGoogle is reportedly working on a mobile version of its search engine that will comply with strict censor-ship controls in China.The Intercept reported that the work has been ongoing since the spring of 2017 and was accelerated in December following a meeting between Google CEO Sundar Pichai and a top government official. It cited internal Google docu-ments and unnamed people familiar with the plans.The New York Times and Wall Street Journal con-firmed the work in separate reports Wednesday, also citing unnamed sources. Google did not reply to a request for comment.According to The Intercept, Google created a custom Android app that will automatically filter out sites blocked by Chinas so-called Great Firewall.Ž Google has not offered search services in China since it largely exited the country in 2010.Google had previously complied with censorship controls starting in 2006 as it sought a toehold in the booming Chinese economy. But it faced unrelenting pressure from human rights groups and some shareholders to leave.Google co-founder Sergey Brin was born in the Soviet Union in 1973 and lived there until age 6 when his family fled. He has said his experience with a repressive regime shaped his and the companys views.Pichai, who became CEO in 2015 when Google became part of parent Alphabet, has said he wants Google to be in China serving Chinese users.Reports: Google working on censorshipready search for China


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PAGE 21 | Friday, August 3, 2018 C1 DRIVETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Powered by Q. I think I may need a new battery soon. A friend rode with me and commented that my engine didn't crank over as fast as it should as we departed early one morning. Does this sound right? Can you give me some help on how to deal with this? I don't recall when it was replaced last; it was probably a long time back. „ Cathy M.A. Your friend sounds like a great person to have onboard! Symptoms of an aging battery are slow cranking, particularly during a cool morning start-up, after a long period with doors open or headlights left on for a bit. A noticeable change in headlight brightness from engine idle to faster is another symptom. Just to be sure it's truly time to replace the battery, there is a quick and easy test called a conductance test, which requires a diagnostic tool. Many auto parts stores and repair facilities offer this as a free service, hoping you'll follow up with a battery purchase if needed. Other possible causes of a noticeably weaker battery include corroded/loose terminals, excessive draining of battery energy while parked, insufficient charging of the battery or starter problems (if poor/no cranking is the only symptom). These are easy to check, if symptoms warrant it. Batteries usually show aging symptoms during colder weather as their performance is reduced and starting system requirements are higher. Here's some advice if you do need to shop for a new battery. Your particular automotive battery has a group number (usually two digits, all vehicles have one) as specified by BCI (Battery Council International). This number indicates physical size, terminal type and orientation, hold-down method and other characteristics, making replacement shopping easy. In addition to the group number, carmakers specify a CCA (cold cranking amps) rating for a vehicle depending on engine size and the quantity of electrical accessories. CCA is the number of amps (quantity of electrical current) the battery can deliver for 30 seconds at zero degrees F, while maintaining at least 7.2 volts kind of an odd yardstick but useful for comparisons. Depending on a battery's physical size, plate composition and design characteristics, CCA can range from about 400 to 1,000. Typically, a physically larger battery has a higher rating, and it doesn't UNDER THE HOODHow to buy a new car battery Brad Bergholdt Review: Fords 2019 F-150 King Ranch is best diesel vehicle on the marketBy Mark PhelanTribune News ServiceIts ironic, but increasingly likely, that U.S. pickup buyers will be last stand for diesel engines, outside of semi-trucks and maybe tugboats.For years, American driv-ers were unmoved by diesels combination of power and efficiency while tens of millions of European buyers snapped them up for everything from VW Golfs to Mercedes S-class limos.We are well and truly through the looking glass.In 2018, just about every European automaker is phas-ing out diesels as countries and cities across the continent prepare to ban them. At the same time, the Detroit 3 are rolling out a new generation of diesels „ priced at a hefty premium over sexy V-8s „ to power their most popular and profitable vehicles.The 2018 Ford F-150s 3.0L diesel is the latest to hit the road, and the best for at least the moment. That last caveat is because archrival Chevrolet has a brand new diesel coming in an all-new truck, and Rams slick new 2019 1500 pickup is slated to get Fiat Chryslers reliable diesel early next year.How much?Being first of the new gen-eration of diesel pickups on sale doesnt make the F-150 diesel look like a bargain, because its not. Diesel buyers are a special breed, happy to pay extra for an engine that combines good fuel economy with hefty towing capacity. Fords 250-hp 3.0L V6 diesel is a $4,995 option on the F-150 XLT thats its base model, an extra $4,000 on a midline Lariat and adds $3,000 to the tab for luxurious pickups like the King Ranch I tested.The diesel, which Ford builds at a factory in England, is the sixth engine in the cur-rent F-150 lineup. Its paired with Fords smooth and precise 10-speed automatic transmission and available with rearor four-wheel drive.Ford expects it to account for about 5 percent of F-150 sales. Thats a small share, but the numbers get meaningful when youre talking about Americas best-selling vehicle. Ford will probably sell more diesel F-150s than Chevy sells Corvettes.At the moment, the only other light-duty pickup with a diesel is the 2018 Ram 1500, available in small numbers after being hung up while the EPA scrutinized its engine controls, which were supplied by the same company that made controls for the cheat-ing Volkswagens that began diesels downfall.Next year, the F-150 diesel gets more meaningful compe-tition in an all-new diesel in the all-new Chevy Silverado, and Rams carryover diesel in its brand-new 19 1500 pickup.Other competitors „ but only sort of, since they lack diesels „ will be the Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra full-size pickups. A few shoppers may also consider the bigger medium-duty Nissan Titan XDs 5.0L V-8 diesel.I tested a loaded King Ranch Super Crew 4x4 with four doors, seating for five, ranch-style leather and badging and more. It stickered at $64,805, excluding destina-tion charges. Its hard to compare that to other pickups until Ram and Chevy have equally modern diesels available. Its likely to be competitive, but at the high end of the class, since the F-150 is the sales leader. Competitive base pricesExcluding destination charges with automatic transmission, 4wd crew cab models€Ford F-150 King Ranch 4x4 crew cab: $55,355€Chevrolet Silverado High Country 4x4 crew cab: $55,300€Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve 4x4 crew cab: $56,800€2018 Ram 1500 Longhorn 4x4 crew cab $53,595Toyota Tundra 1794 4x4 crew cab: $50,330 Source: Autotrader Outstanding featuresThe F-150 diesel doesnt have the biggest towing capacity among full-size pickups, or even in the F-150 line, but its combination of an 11,400-pound max, strong torque for good towing and decent fuel economy „ up to 30 mpg on the highway in EPA tests „ give it a unique set of attributes that are like catnip to mostly well-heeled buyers who tow horses, boats and campers. Ford also expects to sell a handful of diesel F-150s as straight-up work trucks.The diesel is quiet and smooth, thanks to recent upgrades to the engine family, which Ford has built in the U.K. for years, and which also included diesels power-ing Land Rover luxury SUVs. Extra sound insulation under the hood helps assure that occupants of the F-150s roomy cab probably wont hear any more engine noise than they would from a gasoline engine. The lavishly equipped King Ranch 4x4 crew cab I tested could tow 10,100 pounds. Thats 890 more than a 2018 Ram 1500 diesels max towing capacity, and a whopping 1,520 pounds more than a comparable loaded four-door.The King Ranch is a luxuri-ous and comfortable vehicle, with the kind of passenger space „ particularly rear leg room and head room „ gen-erally associated with limos.Its available with the latest Leader of the packThe 2018 Ford F-150 with a 3.0-liter Power StrokeAE diesel engine. [JAMES LIPMAN/TNS] What: Four-wheel-drive, “ ve-passenger full-size pickup Price as tested: $64,805 (excluding destination charge) Rating: Four out of four stars Reasons to buy: Towing capacity; fuel economy; features Shortcomings: Engine idlestop; cost, size.2019 Ford F-150 King Ranch diesel 4WD By Larry PrintzTribune News ServiceVERO BEACH „ If its been a while since youve shopped for a new pickup truck, youll be amazed to discover that todays midsized pickups are as large as full-size pickups from 20 years ago. Mean-while, full-size pickups have grown larger than Mar-ALago. That hasnt stopped sales from skyrocketing. One sign: even the Nissan Titan is selling well. Still, it takes the automaker six months to sell the same number of Titans that Ford sells in a little over a week.Battling that fierce a competitor means stepping up your game.You remember the Titan, dont you? Its Nissans full-size pickup truck, a distant sixth in sales to the Toyota Tundra, GMC Sierra, Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150. But like Toyota, Nissan is having a hard time convincing full-size domestic pickup owners to switch. Unlike car buyers, pickup buyers are fiercely loyal to their chosen brands accord-ing to a recent survey by J.D. Power and Associates. How loyal? Well consider that 61 percent of F-150 buyers wouldnt consider anything else, and you have some idea. Other domestic brands fare similarly.To grab buyer interest, Nissan unveiled the Titan Surfcamp concept truck last week, a Titan not offered by Nissan dealers but an example of what you can do once you buy one.This buff beachgoer starts out life as a Titan XD Diesel Midnight Edition Crew Cab built in Canton, Miss. Its heart beats with a 5.0-liter Cummins turbocharged diesel V-8 engine rated at 310 horse-power and 555 pound-feet of torque, rated to tow up to 12,640 pounds with a payload capacity of 2,420 pounds. But as its name suggests, the Mid-night Edition wears a black front grille, fog lamp trim, exterior badging, mirrors, door handles, 20-inch wheels, front and rear bumpers, and black step rails. This allows it to be easily transformed into the Titan Surfcamp, with its wild surf culture exterior wrap with a retro paint inspired by the 1967 Nissan Patrol and a 1971 Hot Wheels Datsun Blue-bird Wagon.Underneath, youll find its fitted with a factoryauthorized Icon suspension lift kit that adds more than 3 inches in ground clearance. This allows the Nitto Ridge Grappler tires to effortlessly eat through sand. Once ocean side, youll find the Surfcamp is the ultimate beach butler. Up front, a redesigned bumper has integrated fishing rod holders. There are racks for surfboards, paddleboards and fishing rod storage. The Titans integrated bed system provides mounting points for drawers that can hold wet-suits, fishing tackle and other gear.Of course, as the day ends, theres a roof-mounted solar-powered shower to wash off the sand and a teak wood deck and a 125-quart Yeti cooler for chilling with your favorite beverage. Getting tired? Theres a roof-mounted pop-up tent to catch some shuteye. In the morning, when you climb in the cab, youll find the interior is fitted with floor mats that collect sand and seat covers inspired by wetsuit material.OK, you wont find this model in your local showroom anytime soon. Like other Nissan Adventure themed concept trucks, its an attempt to show what can be done with after-market accessories, and a thick wallet.Even if you dont pop for the Could this truck be your ultimate beach butler?Nissan TITAN XD ” exes its beach body as TITAN Surfcamp. 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C2 Friday, August 3, 2018 | DIDYOUKNOW PoweredByIn2017,therewere42heatstroke deathsofchildreninvehicles;a 63percentincreasefrom2015. AUTOMOTIVE AUTOBITSTipsfortowingtrailers, boatsandcampersAccordingtotheNational HighwayTraf“cSafetyAdministration,morethan20,000 peoplerequiremedicalattentioneveryyearbecauseof crashesinvolvingtrailers towedbypassengervehicles. Theserecreationaloutings dontneedtogosideways-nor doeswhateveryoumaybe towing.Heresasafetycheck listtoensureyouaretowing trailers,boatsandcampersthe rightway: Feelthe(tire)pressure: An often-forgottenelementon thetrailertowingchecklistis makingsurethetrailerstire pressureisattherightlevel.In addition,inspecttiresforwear ortrauma„andbesureto haveaspare. Gethitched: Astartingpointto towingisknowingthepulling capacityofyourvehicle,astoo muchweightcancauseaload ofproblems,nomatterhow muchpoweryourenginehas. Onthetowingvehicle,avoid usingaballmountandhitch thatisrusted,cracked, corrodedorpoorlydesigned„ anythingthatcancompromise itsintegrity.Asafeansweris applyinganewhitch,likethe Ultra-TowCompleteTowKit fromNorthernTool+Equip ment,whichisadurableand easysolutiontopullwhatever youretowing. Bottomline: Alwaysreference thecouplingtotowvehicleŽ sectionofyourvehiclemanual tomakesureitisdoneright. B randpointByGregZylaMoreContentNowEntryprice: $46,090 Priceastested: $66,195Thisweek,weredrivingoneofthebiggestSUVsontheroad,the2018NissanArmada4WD.Althoughtheentry Armadastartsat$46,090in 2WDtrim,whichistherecommendedstartpointfor prospectiveconsumers,the toplinePlatinum4WD,our testerfortheweek,starts at$61,500andisnearfullyloaded.Withsimilaritiestosibling luxurySUVInfinitiQX80 4WD,whichwetestedlast year,thisyearsArmadastillsharesseveralofthebigInfiniticomponents,includingan upgraded7-speedautomatic transmissionwithdownshift revmatchandanewchassis. Thetwo-inchshorterchassisistheglobalPatrolŽunit thatfeaturesafullyindepen-dentsuspensionforenhancedcomfortwhilestilldeliveringtheneededstrengththatbody-on-framebuildsdemand.GoneistheolderroughridingTitantruckchassis,which previouslyservedasArmadaunderpinnings.WithafinalassemblypointinLosAngeles,Armadafor 2018ispoweredbypowerfulandfuelthirstyEnduranceV8.However,tobefair,whenyoushopthefull-sizetogiganticSUVclasswheretowing,pas-sengerandcargoabilitiesarepriorities,therearentanygaspoweredvehiclesouttherethatdeliverexcellentfuelmile-age.Thus,allmanufacturersofthebigSUVsstruggleintheMPGareaasmovingthreetonswithauthoritytakesplentyofV8power.Underthehoodsitsthe abovementionedEndur-ance5.6-literV8thatdelivers390-horsesandbest-in-classtowingof8,500poundsfor boththe4WDandrear2WD models.So,with394lb.ft. oftorqueavailable,serious towingortransportingupto 8-passengersincomfortisabreeze.Armadadelivers13cityand18highwayin4WDdressand14and19,respectively,forthe2WDArmada.For2018,ArmadaaddsstandardNissanConnectser-viceswithSiriusXM,8-inch multi-touchdisplay,Bose 13-speakersetup,HDradio, SiriusXMtravellinkwiththreeyearsfreeservice,voice recognition,hands-freetext,andfiveUSBports.Notable isallArmadaPlatinumandPlatinumReservemodelsnowfeatureaflip-of-the-switch intelligentrearviewmirror thatdelivershighresolution imagesontheLCDmonitorbuiltintotherearviewmirror.Additionally,amovie orvideogameinjustsecondsawayasadual8-inchmonitorentertainmentsystemisstandardandincludesaDVDplayerwithremotecontrol,twowirelessheadphonesand thatfifthUSB/HDMIinput.OurtesterwasaPlatinum Reservemodelasthissole optioncostsanadditional$3,000andaddsBridgestone 20-inchtiresondarkchromewheels,darkchromegrille, darkchromedoorhandles,andmatchingoutsidemirrors.Further,atwo-toneleather interiorwithuniquestitchingandPlatinumReservelogosisstandard,asareblackquartzhighlightsandspecialwoodtrimthatmakes spendingtimeintheinterior amostluxuriousexperience. APlatinumReserveexteriorbadgeonthereardecklidletseveryoneknowtheinteriorissuper-duper.IfyourethinkingbigŽ SUV,alaChevySuburban,GMCDenali,FordExpedition,CadillacEscaladeorToyota Sequoia,youoweyourselfatestdriveinanArmada.Withleftoverdealscomingintoplayasthesummer moveson,Armadaisagreatbuyforthosewhoneedcom-fort,towing,passengerroom, safetyandcargospace. GregZylawritesweekly forMoreContentNow andGateHouseMedia.TestDrive:2018NissanArmada2018NissanArmada.[NISSAN] Likes: Entryprice,V8power, quietinterior,“tsallneeds. Dislikes: Fuelmileage,its reallyBIGwhenparking,not asagileassmallerSUVs. driver assistance features and has good, easy-touse controls and voice recognition for features like audio, navigation and smartphones. The downsideThe diesels stop-start, which shuts the engine off when its idling at a stoplight or in traffic, is very notice-able. The vibration can be felt by everybody in the cab when it restarts the engine to resume driving.The F-150 is brilliantly engineered for maneuverability and drivability, but theres no disguising the fact that a 4x4 F-150 crew cab is a huge vehicle. It fills up a residential street and turns the search for a downtown parking spot into a quest worthy of the recent Amazing RaceŽ episode shot in Detroit.The option price for the diesel is competitive with what Ram charges for its less powerful 3.0L V6 diesel, but still, $3,000-$4,995 is a big ask. People who spend lots of time towing long distances may gravitate to the F-150 diesel but its not likely to convert many new owners to diesel. Speci cations as tested€Engine: 3.0L turbo-charged diesel V6.€Power: 250 @ 3,250 horsepower rpm; 440 pound-feet of torque @ 1,750-2,250 rpm€Transmission: 10-speed automatic €Wheelbase: 145.0inches €Length: 231.9 inches €Width: 79.9 inches €Height: 77.2 inches €Curb Weight: 5,721 lbs.€Where assembled: Dear-born, Mich. Facts and guresThe 3.0L V6s 250 hp is slightly more than the output of Rams diesel. More important, the Ford engine produces 440 pound-feet of torque from just 1,750 rpm, the kind of immediate power that makes it easy to pull a trailer out of a muddy corral. Fiat Chrysler V6 generates 420 pound-feet at 2,000 rpm, good performance but likely to be a noticeable difference when you try to reach highway speed on an entrance ramp while towing a fifth-wheel camper.The EPA rates the most efficient F-150 diesel at 22 mpg in town, 30 on the highway and 25 combined. It scored 20/25/22 in the heavier, well-equipped King Ranch 4x4 I tested.A comparably equipped 2018 Ram 1500 diesel matched the F-150 at 22 mpg in combined driving.Both diesels beat the fuel efficiency of V-8 gasoline pickups by several miles per gallon. Competitive EPA fuel economy ratingsAutomatic transmission, 4wd crew cab models€Ford F-150 King Ranch 4x4 diesel crew cab: 20 city/ 25 highway/25 combined. Diesel.€Chevrolet Silverado High Country 4x4 crew cab: 16/22/18. Regular gasoline.€Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve 4x4 crew cab: 15/21/18. Regular gasoline.€2018 Ram 1500 Longhorn 4x4 diesel crew cab: 19/27/22. Diesel.€Toyota Tundra 1794 4x4 crew cab: 13/17/14. Regular gasoline.Source: The verdictThe combination of fuel economy, power and towing capacity give the F-150 diesel a significant advantage for buyers who do a lot of towing. The engines smooth and quiet operation remove two main reasons Americans resisted diesels in the past.Add that to a pickup that has earned its spot as Amer-icas perennial bestseller and you have a pricey but worthwhile addition to the F-series. Key features on vehicle testedStandard equipment: Antilock brakes; stability control; front seat side air bags; curtain air bags; LED box lighting; auto startstop; push button start; backup camera; remote start; Sirius satellite radio voice recognition; navigation; touch screen; reverse parking sensors; trailer brake controller; USB ports; Bluetooth compatible; power sliding rear window; LED headlights, taillights and fog lights; power locks windows, seats; remote tailgate release; damped tailgate; heated rear seats; 10-way power front seats; ‡ fold up rear seat; 110volt outlet; heated/cooled front seats; leather bucket front seats; memory for driver settings; power tilt and telescope steering column;Options: Diesel engine; tailgate step; power running boards; inflatable rear safety belts; blind spot and cross traffic alerts; King ranch chrome package; 20-inch chrome wheels; spray-in bedliner; wheel well liner; all-terrain tires. FORDFrom Page C1aftermarket goodies, youll find the Titan to be a worthy competitor to domestic pick-ups, particularly in XD form. The Cummins diesel lives up to its reputation, with plenty of grunt for yanking your favorite play toy, even though its no fuel economy champ. The test truck, a Titan XD Crew Cab, returned 14 mpg with lots of highway driving. That it was able to tow small house was never in doubt. Inside, the cabin boasted wide comfortable seats sheathed in butter soft leather. The cab was fitted with decadent luxury car options, such as air-conditioned seats and a 360-degree camera. That feeling was enhanced by its quiet, comfortable ride and roomy cabin. Few cars are so accommodating. That said, too many of the cabins switchgear comes from Nissan sedans, and their but-tons are small for a pickup.If Nissan has proven anything with the Titan XD Surfcamp, its that pickups are more easily customizable than cars. And when youre done, youll have a vehicle thats every bit as comfortable, yet roomier and more capable. Finally, it will last hundreds of thousands of miles, something most pas-senger cars struggle to match.Given how many domestic pickups are sold, the Titan offers competitive capability and style in a rig you wont see coming and going. And you can trim it to be your beach butler, or just your everyday four-wheeled servant, and whats wrong with that? NISSANFrom Page C1hurt to go larger if it will fit. Be sure to meet or exceed the recommended CCA rating. Reserve capacity (RC) may also be specified. This is a measure of the batterys ability to deliver current without being recharged, perhaps while the vehicle is parked or driven with a charging system failure. RC is the number of minutes the battery can deliver 25 amps of current without the voltage falling below 10.5 volts (12.6 volts is the normal no-load voltage of a fully charged battery). Replacement batteries can also be optimized for climate. Cold weather reduces performance and hot weather shortens life. Another possible choice is a pricier AGM (absorbed glass mat) battery instead of a traditional flooded cell battery. This design is spill-proof, more vibration resistant and longer lasting, and it doesnt self-discharge as quickly during storage, among other advantages. When battery shopping, take a look at the warranty offered. Theres a full replacement time (typically two to three years) often followed by a prorated period, perhaps another three to four years. I look for the best full replacement period, as the prorated warranty limits replacement choices. Brad Bergholdt is an automotive technology instructor at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, Calif. Readers may send him email at; he cannot make personal replies. BATTERYFrom Page C1

PAGE 23 | Friday, August 3, 2018 C3Castaways,Žashow that,accordingtoitsnetworkdescription,focuses ontestingthehumanneed forcompanionshipunder extremecircumstances,Ž features12participants whoaredroppedaloneon aseriesofIndonesiaislets andchallengedtosurvive. Theanswertotheshows testŽisntmuchofa mystery.Itsnothardto believethathumanconnectionmatters,particularlyinintensesituations. CastawaysŽfollows thetraditionofrealityTVastherapywith theideathatsurvivinga harshenvironmentwill potentiallyimproveyour life.Theseriesbegins withcontestantsswimmingtodifferentshores. Theyknowthereareothers,buttheydontknow howmanyorwherethey are.Theyfindwashedupluggage,afewscatteredresourcesandsome abandonedstructuresfor shelterbutotherwisethey areontheirown.ItsbasicallySurvivorŽwithout contestsandprizes.There aretwowaystoleave: Quitorlastuntilrescue arrives,andtheyarenttold whenthatmighthappen. Shotdocumentarystyle, theactionmovesbetween eventsontheislandsand flashbackstotheparticipantslivesathome. Backgroundmusicsets asolemntone.Thereare noto-camerainterviews. Rather,contestantsreveal theirinnerthoughtsin voiceovernarration.The athomefootageandcommentsquicklyestablish eachpersonstroubles. Robbie,a42-year-old fatherfromBirmingham, Alabama,whoweighs justunder400pounds, acknowledgeshisfood addiction,asaclipshows himeatingalargemeal at1a.m.whilehisfamilysleeps.Krichelle,who livesoffthegridwithher familyinthejunglesof Haiku,Hawaii,talksabout herdesperateneedto leavehersituation.Eric, whodiscusseshistough transitionfrommilitary tocivilianlife,admits thathefearsdyingalone. Terry,age62,talksabout thepressuresofcaringfor amotherwithdementia. Kenzi,amusicianfrom Nashville,isfilmedhavingatoughdiscussionwith herboyfriendastheygo throughthereasonsshe endedtheirrelationship. Eachstoryiscompelling andrelatableandsimilar towatchinganynumberof showswherepeopleshare theirproblems.However, itsunclearwhatmotivated thecontestantstogoonthe show,otherthanavague goalofchallengingthemselves.Krichelletraded onejungleforanother. Thelackoffoodmaymean Robbielosesweightbut willsurvivingwithstrangershelphimdealwiththe issuesbehindhisaddiction?Iftheseriesissimply abouthumanconnection asatypeofproblemsolver, itsnotobviousthatanyofthecontestantswerelackingcompanionshipbefore theychosetotryouttheir survivalskillsontelevision. Thatleavesthevoyeuristicappealofpeekingbehindthecurtain ofotherpeopleslivesto discovertheirpersonal issues.Thisisntanew themeforrealitytelevision. Norisitnecessarilyabad one,sowhynotownit? AsmuchasCastawaysŽwantstocallitself arevolutionaryŽsocial experiment,itsreal,therapeuticpremiseisfirmly rootedinhowwethink aboutprivacyinaconfessionalcultureofsharing. MelissaCrawleyisthe authorofMr.SorkinGoes toWashington:Shaping thePresidentonTelevisionsTheWestWing.Ž MOVIES & TVSpyWhoDumped isfullofbumps STAYTUNED Castawaysistherapeutic MOVIEREVIEW MOVIEREVIEWCastawaysŽpremieresAug.7at10p.m.EDTonABC.[ABC] MelissaCrawleyByEdSymkusMoreContentNowMaybeifthetitlewas moreoriginal.Imean, wevealreadyhadThe SpyWhoCameinFrom theCold,ŽTheSpy WhoLovedMe,ŽAustinPowers:TheSpyWho ShaggedMe,ŽandThe SpywithaColdNose.Ž Maybeiftheattempts atbroadcomedy werentquiteasforced. Unfortunately,among themyriadattempts atfunnydialogue, muchofitfallsflat. Maybeifinsteadof thefilmsstarsbeing MilaKunisandKate McKinnonastwonormal,innocent,everyday womenwhogetcaught upinawebofinternationalintrigue,thestars wereMilaKunisand prettymuchanyother actress.Kunismanages tomakehersurprised reactionstotheinsanitygoingonaroundher somewhatbelievable; McKinnonshamelessly overactswithacombinationofmuggingfor thecameraandyelling. Thatsalotofmaybesforonemovie, sotheoddsaregood (orbad)thatnothingcouldhavesaved itfrombeingageneral mess.Butinallfairness, TheSpyWhoDumped MeŽalsohasanumberofgoodelements. Theplotisanambitiousonewithafresh supplyofunexpected turns,butintheend, probablyafewtoomany ofthem,asthetwo-hour runningtimeoccasionallysuffersfromstartstopsyndromeand doesntexactlyzipalong. Itstoobadthatwheneverthefilmgetscooking,itsbroughtdowna notchortwobythedistractionofMcKinnons annoyingperformance.MorganandAudrey(KateMcKinnonandMilaKunis) probablyshouldhavehiredaLyft.[LIONSGATE] TheSpyWho DumpedMeWrittenbySusannaFogel andDavidIserson;directed bySusannaFogel WithMilaKunis,Kate McKinnon,JustinTheroux, GillianAnderson RatedR ByEdSymkusMoreContentNowPrintedacrossthescreen intheopeningmoments ofChristopherRobinŽ arethewordsDeepinthe HundredAcreWood...Ž Theyreaccompaniedby sepiadrawings,delicately animated,ofsomeofA.A. Milnescherishedcharacters.Theneverything switchestoliveaction,with youngChristopherRobin (OrtonOBrien),inthose woods,havingabig,funny, messycelebrationwith hispals:WinniethePooh, Tigger,Eeyore,Piglet, Owl,andtherest.Though itsahappytime,theresa tingeofmelancholyinthe air,becauseitsafarewell partyforChristopherwho, accordingtoadditional wordsonthescreen,is leavinghischildhood b ehind,Žandheading offtoboardingschool. Butsomeviewersmight misspartofthatplotline b ecausetheyllbesofascinatedbytherealismof thestunningCGIworkin theanimalcharacters.It shouldnttakemorethan afewsecondsforanyone ofanyagetodecidethat theyrereal.Oncetheir wonderfullydeveloped personalitiescomeinto play,everyonewillbeso wrappedupinwhattheyre watching,therewillbe nofurtherthoughtsof howdidtheydothat?Ž Hopefully,plentyof attentionwillbepaidto thedialoguewhich,asit shouldbe,isequallyas importantasthevisuals.TheresChristopher sayinggoodbyetohis palPooh,promising,I wonteverforgetyou.Ž Then,inaninstanceof smooth,swift,storytelling,allofitdonebefore theopeningcreditsare finished,youngChristopherisorphaned,grows uptobecomeadultChristopher(EwanMcGregor), meetsandmarriesEvelyn (HayleyAtwell),goesoff tofightinWorldWarII, comeshomeandstartsa family,andlandsajobas anefficiencymanagerata largeluggagecompany. Butasanadultwith responsibilities,hebreaks hispromiseandforgets aboutWinniethePooh andallofhispalsandthe goodtimesinHundred AcreWood.Alas,hesalso forgottenhowtobehappy; hesnowallseriousand stuffy.Andthedrudgery ofhisjobkeepstakinghim awayfromspendingtime withhiswifeanddaughter Madeline(BronteCarmichael).Ihaventseen youlaughinyears,Žsays EvelynjustafterChristophersayshecantgoaway tothecountrywiththem becausehehastowork. Theresadifferentkind oftroubleinHundredAcre Wood.OnemorningPooh (voiceofJimCummings) wakesupandcantfind hisfriends,soheheadsto LondontoaskChristopher forhelpwiththisdilemma. Themeetingdoesnotgo smoothly,atleastnotfor Christopher,wholater admitshehasntthought aboutthosegoodolddays for30years,eventhough Poohsaysheandhis friendshavethoughtabout Christophereveryday. Butholdon.Thisisnota sadanddrearymovie.Its sweetandcharming,its oftenoutrighthilarious, anditswistfulandwhimsical.Aftersomecomic misadventuresinLondon, Christopherdoesgoback toHundredAcreWood where,becausehesnow aman,notaboy,hecant quitefitintotheplaces heusedtoplay.Healso admitstoPoohthathes notwhoheusedtobe,that heslostdirectioninlife. Lestthingsgetgloomy, theresPoohspalstodeal with.Tigger(alsoJim Cummings)likestobounce aroundandsing.Hegets alotoflaughs.Butthe mostgigglescomefrom theactionsandwordsof woe-is-meEeyore(deep voiceofBradGarrett),he oflittlefaithinhimself. Thestoryeventuallybringsallofthemain peopleandanimalstothe Wood,thenbacktoLondononanexpedition.Ž Itssubjectmattersrange betweenYourdreamscan allcometrueŽtoWhat happenedtomydreams?Ž WithChristopherRobinat thecenterofitall,themain concernsarewhetheror nothellfindhimself,and ifhellfigureoutwhats mostimportantinlife.On thewaytothoseanswers, thefilmwillkeepeveryonetotallyengrossedand lovingeveryminuteofit. DisneyvisitsthePoohcrew anewinChristopherRobin ChristopherRobinWrittenbyAlexRossPerry, TomMcCarthy,AllisonSchroeder;directedbyMarcForster WithEwanMcGregor,Hayley Atwell,BronteCarmichaeland lotsofvoiceactors RatedPG Christopher(EwanMcGregor)hassomeearnestwordswithWinniethePooh.[WALTDISNEYSTUDIOS]




DEAR ABBY: I'm the proud mom of a wonderful 21-year-old daughter whom I nd myself worrying about more and more lately. She just graduated from our local college and is heading to medical school in another state six hours away. Rationally, I know she'll be ne and can take care of herself, but I am terried that something will happen to her and I won't be there. My husband and daughter keep telling me nothing will happen and I need to calm down. My question is, how do I go about staying calm when there is danger everywhere? She's our only child. Aren't my fears justied? Or am I overreacting like they keep telling me? -WORRIED MOM IN ALABAMA DEAR WORRIED MOM: You are overreacting. Many parents experience the fears you are having to some degree when their child leaves home. For many of them, it happens when the child boards the school bus at the age of 6. For others it happens when their young adult leaves for college. While tragedies do sometimes occur, they can happen when a parent is present as well as when their child is absent. These incidents are magnied when they dominate the news cycle. If you are unable to control your anxiety, a licensed therapist may be able to help you regain your balance.DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, "Russell," and I have had a good relationship for ve years. He's black; I'm white. The problem is, on every holiday -Mother's Day, Easter, Father's Day, etc. -Russell and his family go out to dinner and I am not invited. I have a feeling it's because I'm white. His ex-girlfriend was black and she was always invited to family functions. I love Russell but don't think our relationship will go anywhere because his family doesn't approve of me. My family totally accepts him, by the way. What should I do? Should I stay in a relationship where I am shunned? He doesn't think it's that big a deal and says I shouldn't let it bother me, but how can it not? His brother's girlfriend is invited. She's black, of course. Help, please. -EXCLUDED IN DELAWARE DEAR EXCLUDED: You have been seeing Russell for ve YEARS? It is a big deal, and you would have to have a hide of Kevlar not to be bothered by it. Have you asked him why you are consistently excluded? Have you asked where he thinks your relationship is going? If not, it's time you did. Not knowing Russell's family, I don't know whether they may have some other objection to you than the fact that you are white. Regretfully, racism exists in every community to some degree. Without more information, I am reluctant to label them. DEAR ABBY: Recently I've noticed more people saying "Excuse you" instead of "Excuse me" if someone is in their way. I consider it very rude, since the person being addressed often has no idea he or she is in the way before something is said. What's an appropriate response when someone says "Excuse you"? -EXCUSE ME IN THE MIDWEST DEAR EXCUSE ME: This is what I would say: "Excuse me? Excuse YOU! If you need to get by, all you have to do is ask politely." Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS Mom sees danger everywhere as daughter leaves for school PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 2018:This year you make headway in whatever area you focus on. You could see some of the fruits of next year as early as Thanksgiving 2018. Know that you are lucky, especially if you tap into others ingenuity. If you are single, almost anything can happen with such a diverse eld of admirers. You will know when you meet the right person. If you are attached, the two of you will become closer, though you need to work through a lot of differing ideas and thoughts. Know that you will learn from each other. TAURUS often stabilizes you.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You will note that others express a snippiness in their conversations. You might choose not to react, but be sure that someone else will. You could have strong feelings about how someone handles himor herself in a controversial moment. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You might be rather restrained until the afternoon, when suddenly you feel great and renewed. The Moon highlights you in a positive way. Use your sensual style, and others are likely to say yes. Make sure you really want what you ask for.GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Your personality can be inspirational to some, inquisitive to others and full of surprises to the majority of people. A meeting might witness myriad feelings expressed toward you. Under these circumstances, even you could be overwhelmed. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You respond to the Moon. Often, others do not understand why your mood changes so radically from one day to the next. You will give another demonstration of your moodiness in the next 24 hours. Be as responsible as you can be in the morning. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You might want to try a different approach with a professional or community matter. Expect to be in the limelight, and accept all the implications of that role. However, you might be a lot happier if you ducked out of this particular situation. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You change your opinion quickly. Dont be surprised by some of the shocked reactions you seem to be getting. Though you might toy with an idea or solution, you usually stay on course. Unexpected insights nudge you down a new path. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) One-on-one relating proves to be unusually effective and worthwhile. You might not have seen the possibilities without this conversation happening. Be gracious with someone who is trying to let you know how much he or she appreciates you. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Beam in more of what you want by letting someone close to you know what is on your wish list. At rst, you might get a mixed reaction, which will transform over time. Together, you become even stronger in manifesting this desire. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You could be off-kilter with regard to socializing and networking. By remaining focused on one topic or activity, you will do well. Your evenness will be broken by your impulsiveness when you watch what is happening around you. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Your earthiness comes through, no matter what others do and despite any unexpected changes. You understand your limits, but you also recognize how seductive you can be. Your even-tempered attitude wins over friends. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Emphasis is on your domestic and personal life. Do not be surprised if someone acts like a mini volcano and causes some extra excitement on the homefront. You cannot change how this person feels, but you can give honest feedback. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Say what you are feeling, and expect some feedback that might be harsh. The good news is that you can handle everything that is on your plate. One person in your life creates more than his or her share of uproar. Be thankful for the excitement. | Friday, August 3, 2018 C5 TODAY IS FRIDAY, AUG. 3, the 215th day of 2018. There are 150 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On August 3, 1936, Jesse Owens of the United States won the rst of his four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics as he took the 100-meter sprint. ON THIS DATE: In 1943, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. George S. Patton slapped a private at an army hospital in Sicily, accusing him of cowardice. (Patton was later ordered by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to apologize for this and a second, similar episode.) In 1958, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Nautilus became the rst vessel to cross the North Pole underwater. In 1966, comedian Lenny Bruce, whose raunchy brand of satire and dark humor landed him in trouble with the law, was found dead in his Los Angeles home; he was 40. In 1972 the U.S. Senate ratied the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union. (The U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the treaty in 2002.) In 1980, closing ceremonies were held in Moscow for the Summer Olympic Games, which had been boycotted by dozens of countries, including the United States. In 1981, U.S. air trac controllers went on strike, despite a warning from President Ronald Reagan they would be red, which they were.