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SALUTE | B1UMATILLA VET USED LESSONS FROM GRIDIRON WITH MARINES SPORTS | C1GATOR QBS GET PASSING GRADE AS FALL PRACTICE OPENS LOCAL & STATE | A3FORECAST NOW CALLS FOR FEWER HURRICANES @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Saturday, August 4, 2018 75 ¢ Opinion .......................A7 Weather ......................A8 Salute ..........................B1 Faith ...........................B3 Sports .........................C1 Classifieds ...................C7 Volume 142, Issue 216 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Colleen LongThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ One of President Donald Trumps priorities, low unemploy-ment, is complicating another: curbing immigration.With the number of jobs available exceeding the number of Americans seeking jobs, employers are looking beyond the border to fill openings, and migrants are coming to the country in search of work.Hotel and restaurant owner Todd Callewaert is short more than two dozen workers this season for his Mackinac Island, Michigan, businesses. You cant hire a line cook right now, its impossible, even for 20 bucks an hour,Ž he said. We usually fill the gap with visa workers, but we cant even get those this year.ŽThe Labor Department said Friday the unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, near the 18-year low set in May, and employers are adding jobs at a faster pace than last year.Trump has made clear employers should be trying to attract American workers through wage increases and other incentives, not filling jobs with immigrants.Curbing immigration is essential to growing wages and ensuring available jobs go to American workers, not for-eign workers,Ž Deputy White House Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told AP. As immigra-tion curbs are put into place, more and more Americans Job growth complicates immigration reformA poster announcing available jobs hangs in the window of the store La Guadalupana in Florence, Ky. The number of job openings is exceeding the number of Americans seeking jobs, leaving some employers looking beyond the border to “ ll openings. [GREGORY BULL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Juan A. LozanoThe Associated PressHOUSTON „ A man accused of killing one of former President George H.W. Bushs doctors fatally shot himself during a confrontation with authorities in Houston on Friday morning, the citys police chief said.Joseph James Pappas, 62, was accused of shooting Dr. Mark Hausknecht on July 20, while the cardiologist rode his bike to work at Houston Methodist Hospital. Author-ities have said Pappas might Suspect in Bushs doctors death deadPappas By Frank Stanfield frankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ A proposal to close one of the runways at Leesburg International is ruffling fliers feathers.After much discussion, and with 100 percent support from the 100 or more pilots, business owners, tenants and users of Leesburg Interna-tional Airport in attendance, the AAB (Airport Advisory Board) voted 5-0 to ƒ reject any proposal to permanently close Runway ‡,Ž Ross Ben-nett said in an email addressed to city officials and commu-nity leaders.The proposal is one of three options discussed in a 10-year mandatory state and federal master plan study, according to City Manager Al Minner.The other two listed by the Orlando engineering and planning firm AVCON involve building more hangars and making other improvements.Pilots like to have more than one runway at airports. Its safer because planes can land on runways with the least amount of crosswind. Airports with one runway also have to divert planes to other fields if there is an accident. I get it,Ž said Minner, who is a licensed private pilot and whose father was an airline pilot.He still likes the idea of clos-ing the shorter runway (4,957 feet vs. 6,300) that has a glide path over U.S. Highway 441.It would allow the city to sell or lease land that is now the glide path on the north side of the highway, expand the tax base and bring jobs to the city, he said.Pilots: Closing runway is wrong routeLeesburg airport advisory board rejects citys master plan option By Kimberly MillerGatehouse Media ServiceScientists are trying to solve a biological murder mystery on Floridas southwest coast as a red tide infection endures well past its typical expiration date leaving a trail of gory evidence.Theres little question thou-sands of dead fish that fouled Lee County beaches during the weekend and dozens of manatee corpses recovered since the start of the year were victims of red tide, which pro-duces a toxin that attacks the nervous system. But algal bloom experts are scratching their heads over why the deadly menace is still here this deep into summer.The late checkout of Karenia brevis, which is usually gone by early spring, means its overlapping with a blight of blue-green algae on the Caloosahatchee River.The combination is a gut punch to summer tourism.Right now, if you go out in the bay, you dont see any dead fish because I dont think there are any fish left in the bay to kill,Ž said Craig Hickok, owner of Island Jet Ski Tours Murder mysteryDead “ sh litter the shoreline at Turtle Beach in Sarasota. A red tide algal bloom is causing respiratory irritation for many beach goers and killing marine life. [MIKE LANG/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Red tide is on a killing spree in Florida See PILOTS, A6 See RED TIDE, A6 See SUSPECT, A6 See JOBS, A6


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Prepayments for 3 months or more, mail to: Circulation Dept., the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. Billed monthly at the rates shown. Thursday, Aug. 2 Cash 4 Life: 1-10-14-29-30-1 Fantasy 5: 12-15-22-23-26 Friday, Aug. 3 Pick 5 Afternoon: 7-2-2-6-2 Evening: 2-8-2-5-6 Pick 4 Afternoon: 9-5-1-8 Evening: 8-4-6-6 Pick 3 Afternoon: 9-8-7 Evening: 3-1-8 Pick 2 Afternoon: 8-7 Evening: 1-6LOTTERY DATELINESMONTREALIN BRIEFLONDONTeen gets 13-year minimum for museum attack plotAn 18-year-old British woman was sentenced to a minimum of 13 years in prison Friday for plotting to attack the popular British Museum in London after failing in her ambition of becoming a jihadi bride in Syria.Safaa Boular was convicted in June of preparing terrorist acts. Her mother and sister were also convicted of assisting her in a related plot „ Britains first case involv-ing an all-female Islamic State group-inspired cell.Prosecutors said Boular was a London schoolgirl when she began plotting a grenadeand-gun attack in messages with an older IS fighter. She hoped to join him in Syria and marry him, but he was killed in 2017.ROMEUproar after minister calls for end to anti-racism lawAn Italian minister is facing broad condemnation after calling for the abolition of an anti-racism law, with key members of the government including the prime minister distancing themselves from the statements.Family Minister Lorenzo Fontana, of the far-right League party, on Friday called for abolishing a 1993 law condemning racist violence, hatred and discrimination, saying globalistsŽ were using it to disguise their anti-Ital-ian racism as anti-Fascism.ŽARLINGTON, VA.Chinese tourist, 12, found safe after airport disappearanceA 12-year-old Chinese tourist has been found safe in New York a day after her tour group reported her miss-ing from a Washington-area airport.Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police said JinJing Ma was found Friday in the custody of her parents in Queens, New York.Authority police Chief David Huchler said at a news conference Friday that the girl excused herself to go to the bathroom Thursday after getting her passport at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. He said the girl met a woman, changed clothes and got into an SUV with New York tags. Huchler says a couple had earlier approached JinJing Ma while her tour group was at the World Trade Center. The Associated PressA talent agency has con“ rmed the death of a Quebec model known for his head-to-toe tattoos and participation in the Lady Gaga music video Born This Way.Ž Dulcedo Management con“ rmed on Facebook Thursday the passing of Rick Genest, who was better known as Zombie Boy. Dulcedo said it was in shockŽ and called the 32-year-old represented by the agency an icon of the artistic scene and of the fashion world.Ž [FELIPE DANA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]STONEWALL, TEXASFormer President Lyndon B. Johnsons home on his Texas ranch will be temporarily closed due to structural issues. The home is known as the Texas White House. National Park Service of“ cials said Thursday that the pool house will also be closed due to structural issues. The park service didnt give details on the issues but said the facilities will be closed until it can be con“ rmed there arent safety problems. [FILE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]ATHENS, GREECEPeople swim at a beach in Ra“ na, east of Athens, Wednesday, ten days after the wild“ re. Greeces public order minister resigned Friday over the deadly forest “ re that killed at least 88 people in a seaside area near Athens last week, after spending days defending the way authorities had handled the disaster. A government statement said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met with Nikos Toskas and accepted his resignation. [THANASSIS STAVRAKIS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]Police conclude months-long investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. historyThe Associated PressLAS VEGAS „ In the months before unleashing a hail of bullets into a Las Vegas concert crowd, Stephen Pad-dock burned through more than $1.5 million, became obsessed with guns and increasingly unstable, and distanced himself from his girlfriend and family, accord-ing to an investigative report released Friday.With those revelations, police announced they were closing their 10-month investigation without a definitive answer for why Paddock, a high-stakes gam-bler, amassed an arsenal of weapons and carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.By all accounts, Stephen Paddock was an unremarkable man whose movements lead-ing up to Oct. 1 didnt raise any suspicion,Ž Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said. An interview with his doctor indicated signs of a troubled mind, but no troubling behav-ior that would trigger a call to law enforcement.ŽPaddock left no manifesto or even a note to answer questionsŽ about his motive for a rampage that killed 58 people and injured more than 800 others, Lombardo said.One of his brothers told investigators that he believed the gunman had a mental illness and was paranoid and delusional.Ž A doctor believed he may have had bipolar dis-order, the report said.Paddocks girlfriend said he had suddenly stopped being affectionate and constantly complained of being ill. Mar-ilou Danley told investigators that he said doctors could not cure him but told him he had a chemical imbalance.ŽIn its final report released Friday, the Las Vegas Met-ropolitan Police Department found Paddock acted alone and no one else will be charged, said Lombardo, the elected head of the agency.Earlier this year, U.S. pros-ecutors charged an Arizona man accused of selling illegal armor-piercing bullets found in Paddocks room at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Doug-las Haig has pleaded not guilty and maintains he sold tracer ammunition, which illumi-nate a bullets path.The report included a sum-mary of 14 of Paddocks bank accounts, which contained a total of $2.1 million in Sep-tember 2015. Two years later, the amount had dropped to $530,000. He wasnt as suc-cessful in the gambling as he was in the previous years,Ž Lombardo said. Investigators said Paddock paid more than $600,000 to casinos and over $170,000 to credit card companies. The analysis said he also made nearly $95,000 in firearms-related purchases.The report gave no other information about the casino purchases. High-rollers like Paddock are often given credit lines at casinos. Paddock bought more than three dozen guns between 2016 and 2017. Danley told investigators that she noticed he was buying large amounts of ammunition, but he dis-missed her concerns by saying it was cheaper to buy in bulk, according to the report.She told police that she accompanied Paddock to gun stores and gun shows and helped him set up a gun range in Nevada. Danley told authorities he tended to be obsessive when he dove into a new hobby, and she consid-ered the behavior part of that same pattern, said Detective Trever Alsup, the lead investigator in the case.Paddocks mother, Irene Hudson, told investigators she did not understand why her son would carry out an attack and believed he must have developed some type of brain tumor,Ž the report said.An autopsy did not find anything unusual with Paddocks physical condition, even after a microscopic brain examination by experts at Stanford University.A brother, Eric Paddock, described his sibling as a narcissistŽ who only cared about people he could benefit from.The final details of the investigation came after police released 13 batches of investigative documents, 911 calls, police reports, witness statements and video over the last three months. They have illustrated chaos, heart-break and heroism from first responders, concertgoers and family members.Police body camera record-ings earlier made public showed officers using explo-sives to blast through the door of a 32nd-floor hotel suite to find Paddock dead on the floor from a self-inflicted gunshot. Assault-style weapons fitted with rapid-fire bump stockŽ devices were strewn about the room.Officers found several lap-tops, including at least one that was missing a hard drive, the report said.Eric Paddock told investigators that he believed his brother had cheated on the familys tax preparation. Eric was worried he might be implicated for tax evasion if evidence was collected from his brothers hard drives, the report said.Motive still unknown in Vegas shootingClark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo speaks at a news conference regarding the Oct. 1 shooting on Friday in Las Vegas. More than 10 months after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, police say they are closing their investigation without answering the key question: What d rove a gunman to unleash a hail of gun“ re that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more? [JOHN LOCHER/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 3 | Saturday, August 4, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS CLERMONTPolice: Man bit, tried to punch anotherA Clermont man who alleg-edly attacked another man following a day of drinking Thursday got a trip to jail.According to an arrest affi-davit, several people were talking outside a home on Sun-nyside Drive just before 9 p.m. when Charles James Black III, 48, came charging out of the house, cocked his fist back and threw a punch at one of the men. The punch missed, and the victim grabbed Black in a headlock to calm him, but Black reportedly bit him in the stomach, drawing blood.Black refused to leave the house when Clermont police arrived, so they had to wrestle him to the ground.He was charged with battery and resisting officers without violence.TAMPAMom accused of drowning daughter cleared of abuseA woman accused of drown-ing her screaming 4-year-old daughter in a Florida river had been cleared this week by sher-iff's child abuse investigators.The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office issued a state-ment Friday saying its child protection unit had started an investigation of Shakayla Denson, 26, on June 19 about her treatment of her daughter, Je'Hyrah Daniels. The investigation was closed Tuesday after no evidence of maltreat-ment, abuse or neglect was found, the agency said.The statement said supervisors had reviewed the case after the girl's death Thursday in Tampa and agreed with the investigators' conclusion.Denson was ordered Friday held without bail on a first-degree murder charge.Tampa police say Denson stole a car Thursday afternoon from a sales lot and forced her daughter inside. As she drove away, she knocked over a bystander who tried to stop her.MIAMI2 of“ cers plead guilty to framing teenTwo former police officers for a small Florida community accused of framing a teen for several burglaries to improve their arrest statistics have pleaded guilty to depriving the teen of his civil rights.A U.S. attorney's office news release says former offi-cers Charlie Dayoub and Raul Fernandez entered their pleas Friday. They each face up to a year in prison at an Oct. 16 sentencing.An indictment says former Biscayne Park police Chief Raimundo Atesiano ordered Dayoub and Fernandez to arrest the unnamed 16-yearold in June 2013 to maintain a fictitious 100 percent clearance rate of reported burglaries. Prosecutors say the teen was charged in four unsolved bur-glaries, even though the former chief and officers knew there was no evidence to support the charges.PALM BEACH GARDENSDramatic video shows of“ cer saving choking babyA Florida police officer is being credited with saving the life of a 14-month-old girl who was choking on a chicken nugget.Dramatic video from a Palm Beach Gardens mall security camera released Friday shows Ana Graham snatch-ing her daughter, Lucia, from her stroller and trying to dis-lodge the food. She yells for help, drawing the attention of passersby and city police Offi-cers Robert Ayala and Rafael Guadalupe.Ayala grabs the baby, turns her face down and begins striking her on the back. When that doesn't work, he strikes harder and the nugget pops out. Staff and wire reportsLloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Florida medallion scholarsŽ will be among the biggest benefi-ciaries this academic year of the states efforts to expand financial aid for university and state college students.As students enroll for their fall classes this month, the projected 46,000 medallion scholars will have their Bright Futures scholarships increased to cover 75 percent of tuition and fees, up from a prior scholarship amount that covered about half of the cost. Tuition and fees average more than $210 per credit hour at the larger state universities.In addition, the expansion will allow medallion schol-ars to use their merit-based scholarships for summer classes in 2019.The expansion is part of a record $519 million Bright Futures program approved this year by lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott. Funding for the medallion portion of the scholarships increased from about $85 million in 20172018 to about $190 million this year.The funding and changes, which are included the new $88.7 billion state budget and related legislation (SB 4), also make permanent the expansion of aid for the top-performing Bright Futures students, known as academic scholars,Ž to cover 100 percent of tuition and fees. They also receive $300 for the fall and spring semesters for the cost of textbooks.The academic scholars, who will total about 48,000 this year, were able to use their Bright Futures aid for summer classes in 2018, which is the first time that has occurred since 2000-2001 budget year.Students get boost in aidBy Brian K. SullivanBloombergThe Atlantic hurricane season may have gotten off to an early start this year, but it'll probably end with a whimper „ at least when it comes to the total number of storms.Twelve named storms are likely to form in 2018, fewer than last year's 17 and below the 1981-2010 average, according to a forecast Thursday from Colorado State University. That reduces the chance of Gulf of Mexico disruptions for energy and agriculture. But the outlook is a slight increase from July's 11 and comes as the Atlantic Basin is about to enter its most active period.While the forecast pre-dicts the number of storms, it can't tell where individual ones will strike. Even a season with few tropical storms can cause major damage, such as in 1992 when Hurricane Andrew devastated Florida and was one of only six named that year. A storm gets a name when its sustained winds reach tropical-storm strength of 39 mph."With all of our seasonal forecasts, we can still have a nasty hurricane," Phil Klotz-bach, who co-authored the Colorado State report with Michael Bell, said in an interview. "People still need to prepare for every hurricane season regardless of our seasonal forecasts."Three storms have formed A better outlook?The Umatilla Inn suffered damage from a tornado during Hurricane Irma on Sept. 10, 2017. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER / DAILY COMMERCIAL] This Sept. 7, 2017, GOES-16 satellite image shows the eye of Hurricane Irma, left, just north of the island of Hispaniola, with Hurricane Jose, right, in the Atlantic Ocean. In a four-week span, hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria ravaged Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands. [NOAA VIA AP] Bright Futures to cover more tuition and fees Hurricane season may not create as many stormsBy Jim TurnerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ As they address environmental issues on the campaign trail, Floridas gubernatorial candidates are all for doing what is necessary to eliminate toxic algae outbreaks and for preserving natural springs and rivers.But the candidates solutions are mostly gen-eral and vary on how to keep up with the states growing population and businesses while keeping springs and rivers clean from the Panhandle to the Everglades.Democratic candi-dates, blaming the sugar industry around Lake Okeechobee as a key source of nutrient pollution in waterways in Southeast and Southwest Florida, vow to reverse water rules imposed under years of Republican leadership. At the same time, they point to a number of other envi-ronmental priorities.Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham and Winter Park businessman Chris King, for example, expressed a need to address the impact of climate change on the states supply of drinking water. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum called for smarter growth rules around Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and Gillum want to ban the oildrilling process known as fracking to protect the aquifer. And Palm Beach businessman Jeff Greene described a need to address phosphorus and nitrogen deposits in Governor candidates target toxic water woesGatehouse Media ServiceLAKELAND„ APolk City woman was killed Thursday after being struck by two hit-and-run vehicles „ the first one as she drove a scooter on Galloway Road and the second one within a minute as she lay in the road while two good Samaritans were trying to tend to her.Kelli Marie Black, 40, of Polk City, died about 2:20 a.m. Thursday, and one of the would-be rescu-ers, 20-year-old Pfc. Kalen Lawson, on leave from the Army, was also struck by the second vehicle as it drove over Blacks chest, according to the Polk County Sher-iff's Office. Lawson suffered a serious leg injury and was expected to undergo surgery late Thursday at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center.Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said investigators tracked down the suspected driver of the first vehicle, Corey Wesley Jones, 28, of Lakeland. Jones turned 2 hit-run vehicles strike scooter driverA look at the hit-and-run crash scene on Galloway Road early Thursday morning that has left a woman dead and an active-duty U.S. Army member seriously injured. [POLK COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE] Lawson Polk City woman dies from injuries; good Samaritan hospitalized See STORMS, A4 See SCOOTER, A4 See STUDENTS, A4 See WATER, A4


A4 Saturday, August 4, 2018 | IN MEMORY Master Sergeant Wilbert E. BillŽ Simon Master Sergeant Wilbert E. BillŽ Simon, United States Air Force Retired, passed away on July 5, 2018, surrounded by his family. The Leesburg, Florida, resident was 87 years old and succumbed after a valiant ten-year battle with prostate cancer. A native of Pennsylvania, Bill was born on October 24, 1930, in Blakely and grew up in Archbald. Upon graduation from high school, he joined the Air Force. It was during an assignment in London that he met the love of his life, Mary Margaret Springthorpe and they were married in 1953. Upon conclusion of his 22 year Air Force career in 1971, the family settled in Carlisle, PA, where they remained until 1984 when they moved to the Leesburg, FL area, most recently residing at Lake Port Square. As a member of the Lake Port staff wrote in tribute, Bill is the epitome of dignity, honor, and class.Ž Bill was preceded in death by his wife Mary, who died in 2012. He is survived by his sister Louise Ann (Larry) Cla”in of Leesburg, FL. his children Linda (Bill) Shirley of Carlisle, PA; Steve (Paula) Simon of Colorado Springs, CO; Laura (Philip) Simon Tantillo of Marina, CA; and David (Lorrie) Simon of Newville, PA; ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. His remains, and those of Mary, will be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, with full military honors. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to The Villages Hospice House, 2445 Lane Park Rd, Tavares, FL 32778 (352-742-6819). Online condolences may be left at www. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL. Funeral Services Anthony Fulmer, 73, of Massillon, OH, passed away unexpectedly at home on July 23, 2018. He was born July 13, 1945, the son of the late Jennie and Anthony Fulmer. Anthony was a lifelong resident of Massillon, and since his youth, spent winters in Leesburg, Florida. He had an outgoing personality and a long list of people, places, and activities that he truly enjoyed. Dining out, trying new restaurants, traveling, and meeting new people were among his favorite activities. He was a fan of all sports, from high school teams to professional. He was a regular at local movie theaters and would sometimes see two movies in a day. He enjoyed dinner theaters in Ohio and Florida, and liked to attend Football Hall of Fame events. Anthony loved to travel and was usually planning his next trip. He visited Disney World every winter, and in recent years made regular visits to Mount Airy, NC, Pigeon Forge, TN, and Williamsburg, VA. In addition to his surviving family, Anthony will be especially missed by Anne, Susan and Steve, long-time friends who met Anthony in Florida; his Ohio friends Art and Jim who often dined with Anthony at local restaurants; Vernon, his friend and good neighbor in Leesburg; and his family of friends at Huntington Private Bank in Canton, who spoke with Anthony every weekday for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lynn Deibel Fulmer; and brothers, Frank Fulmer and Vincent Fulmer. He is survived by a sister, Anita Cahill; nieces and nephews, Cathy Emch, Gail Fulmer, Kevan Fulmer, Kristine Claycomb, David Fulmer, Amy Mundie, Charles Fulmer and Alma Leigh Fulmer; and his canine companion, Susan. Anthony will be buried in St. Barbaras Church cemetery with his parents. A memorial service will be held at St. Barbaras Catholic Church, on August 10, 2018 at 10 am, with Fr. Brian Kline of“ciating. Contributions in Anthony Fulmers memory may be made to St. Barbaras Catholic Church, 2813 Lincoln Way West, Massillon, OH 44647. Condolences to the family may be made at Heitger. com Heitger Funeral Home and Crematory 330-833-3248 Anthony Fulmer TodaysServices The Bright Futures expansion will largely benefit students attend-ing Floridas 12 state universities. But the scholarships also help students studying at Floridas 28 state colleges, with more than 6,000 college students qualifying for medallion aid in 2016-2017 and about 1,750 qualifying as academic scholars.Although state analysts are still refining their latest projections for the aid programs, preliminary data also showed more than 195,000 students will benefit from the states largest need-based aid, known as student assistance grants.Ž The average award this year is expected to be just under $1,400 per student.About 86 percent of that aid will benefit stu-dents attending public universities and colleges, and the remainder will help students at private schools and other post-secondary programs.Meanwhile, more than 39,000 state residents attending private colleges and universities in Florida will benefit from the newly renamed effective access to stu-dent education (EASE),Ž grants program. The maximum award for those scholarships, which total $137 million, will increase from $3,300 to $3,500 this academic year. EASE formerly was known as the Florida Resident Access Grant, or FRAG, program.Schools projected to have the largest number of EASE grants include Bethune-Cookman College (2,300), Keiser University (7,000), Nova Southeastern University (2,150), Southeastern University (2,100) and the University of Miami (2,400).Also, the Benacquisto scholarships, which cover full tuition and fees and provide a generous living allowance for National Merit scholars, will be expanded to include out-of-state students for the first time this year.State analysts project more than 1,100 students in the program in 2018-2019, with approximately 59 out-of-state scholars.The aid expansion comes as Florida continues to provide higher education to students at one of the lowest costs in the country. In 20172018, the College Board reported Floridas aver-age $6,360 in tuition and fees to attend a public four-year school ranked second-lowest in the nation, below the national average of $9,970. STUDENTSFrom Page A3the water from agricul-ture and Big Sugar, lawn over-fertilizing (and) septic tank leakage.ŽRepublican candidate Adam Putnam, meanwhile, wants to expand current efforts and poli-cies to address water quality and quantity.Putnam, who is finishing his second term as state agriculture commissioner, pointed to 2016 legislation he worked on as a beginning, not the end, to addressing Floridas projected one-billiongallon-a-day water shortfall forecast for 2030.ŽThe 2016 legislation called for establishing water-flow levels for springs and setting guidelines for the Central Florida Water Initiative, which is a regional water-supply planning effort that involves the state Department of Environmental Protection, the St. Johns River Water Management District, the South Flor-ida Water Management District, the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and regional water utilities.The bill also called for further establishing management plans for farming around Lake Okeechobee and other waterways in the region.The campaign of Put-nams rival in the Aug. 28 Republican gubernatorial primary, Congressman Ron DeSantis, did not respond to questions from The News Service of Florida. But in campaign appearances, DeSantis has repeatedly made the sugar industry a key separation point between him and Putnam."I dont care what special interests say, I am not going to do their bidding," DeSantis told reporters at the Republican Party of Floridas Sunshine SummitŽ in June. "Im going to stand with the fishermen and the boaters and the property owners that populate those great parts of our state.ŽDeSantis has opposed sugar subsidies, and unlike Putnam, he hasnt received contributions from large sugar farmers.The gubernatorial campaign is playing out amid high-profile prob-lems with toxic algae in waterways in Southeast and Southwest Florida. The problems stem from polluted discharges from Lake Okeechobee."If we want to win the governors race in 2018, we've got to be able to go to the citizens of the Treasure Coast, we've got to be able to go to Southwest Florida, and we've got to be able to say, 'If you elect me as your governor, I will do something about these toxic discharges, Ž DeSantis said.The News Service asked the candidates about what they would request from the Legislature and other actions they would undertake to ensure the drinkingwater demands of the state continue to be met.Putnam praised Gov. Rick Scott for getting federal money to help speed repairs to the Her-bert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee and pointed to a need to con-tinue pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to re-evaluate the discharge process. WATERFrom Page A3himself in Thursday afternoon and has been charged with leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury and reckless driv-ing with serious bodily injury.The charges may change pending an autopsy of Black, according to a news release from theSheriff's Office.Investigators are asking for the publics help in identifying the driver of the second hit-and-run vehicle, believed to be a lightcolored, possibly white, Ford F-150 pickup truck.During a news conference Thursday morning, Judd said that although the redand-black scooter was unregistered and should not have been driven on the road, it had a head-light on so it should have been visible. It was not clear why Black was driv-ing the scooter on the road nor where she had been headed, he said. Black had been travel-ing northbound on North Galloway Road about 400 to 500 feet south of Kathleen Road and had just crossed the rail-road tracks when a 2002 black GMC SUVclipped the scooter from behind, Judd said. The SUV was later traced to Jones.There happened to be witnesses,Ž including the two Good Samaritans, Judd said.Lawson, a Lakelander who is stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, and a friend, Markell M. Grant, also 20 and of Lakeland, rushed to help her, Judd said.We appreciate Kalen (Lawson) and Markell (Grant) stopping to help,Ž Judd said.Lawson told investi-gators he did not see the second vehicle coming but said all of a sudden he was in horrible pain,Ž Judd said.At this point, it is unclear how seriously Black was injured before she was run over the second time, Judd said.Markell (Grant) said she was not in good shape and was not able to speak,Ž but she died at the scene after the second vehicle hit her.The suspected driver of the first vehicle, Jones, is a local rapper who goes by the name DB Da Kid, Judd said.During a phone conversation with investigators Thursday morning, he said he knew he hit something. ''His girlfriend says when he came home he had been drinking,Ž Judd said.However, Judd said, investigators do not know whether Jones was driving under the influence at the time or whether he had con-sumed a couple of drinks, but he has had time to sober up.ŽJudd said that while there are serious penal-ties for driving under the influence, under Florida law the penalties are more severe for leaving the scene of an accident with serious injuries, and even if intoxicated a driver should remain at the scene.I am shocked that we have two people in Polk County who would just run over someone and leave, and that the second driver would run over two people and not know if they had hit a third person," Judd said.Judd issued a plea for the second driver to turn himself or herself in and if the person driving that pickup truck is not man enough or woman enough to turn themselves in, then certainly friends, neighbors or family should.Ž SCOOTERFrom Page A3in the Atlantic so far this year. Two „ Beryl and Chris „ became hurricanes. Typically, the third named storm doesn't form until Aug. 13, and the second hurricane doesn't appear until Aug. 28, according to 1966-2009 averages compiled by the National Hurricane Center in Miami. So only nine more are likely to appear before the season ends Nov. 30, with three becoming hurricanes and one a major system with winds of 111 mph or more.Despite the early burst of activity „ Subtropical Storm Alberto formed before the official June 1 start to the season „ the Atlantic waters have been cooler than normal, robbing potential storms of the fuel they need to develop. Tropical storms and hurricanes depend on warm water. In addition, there have been several large swirls of dry African air that have kept the atmosphere across the Atlantic stable and can prevent thunderstorms from building.The cold water shows no sign of abating, Klotz-bach said. And if El Nino forms in the Pacific, that could increase wind shear across the Atlantic, making it even harder for storms to form. Shear can rip storms apart."The tropical Atlantic remains cooler than normal, and there is a relatively high potential that a weak El Nino develops in the next several months," accord-ing to the report. "The probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the U.S. coastline and in the Caribbean is below normal due to the fore-cast for a below-normal season."But the most active time in the Atlantic season is around the corner. It starts Aug. 20 and peaks around Sept. 10. During this time, storms typically form in the ocean between the Caribbean and Cabo Verde off the coast of Africa „ an area called the main development region, where the bulk of history's most ferocious hurricanes were born.Last year, the U.S. was hit by three Category 4 storms that virtually destroyed Puerto Rico's electric grid, flooded Texas with record rains and ripped Florida, sending the sea into the streets of Miami. The number of deaths is still uncertain and the storms racked up losses totaling more than $200 billion, the most ever.Atlantic storms are closely watched by energy and agricultural traders because of the potential for supply dis-ruptions and demand destruction. Almost 20 percent of America's oil comes from the storm-exposed Gulf of Mexico, based on Energy Information Administration data. The hurricanevulnerable coastline also accounts for 45 per-cent of U.S. oil refining capacity and more than half of natural-gas pro-cessing capacity.On the agricultural side, Florida „ the world's second-largest producer of orange juice „ is particularly vulner-able to Atlantic storms. But there's one bright spot for farmers: The remnants of these trop-ical systems could bring much-needed rain to crops in the Great Plains and Midwest. STORMSFrom Page A3 Algae blooms in a canal on the south side of Floridas Calooshatchee River. [PEDRO PORTAL/MIAMI HERALD/TNS]

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A6 Saturday, August 4, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comNormally clear water at Turtle Beach appears brown on Wednesday. At high concentrations, red tide can cause the water to appear reddish or brown. [MIKE LANG/ GATEHOUSE MEDIA] have been seeking revenge for his mother, who died on the doctors operating table more than 20 years ago, in April 1997.Authorities on Wednesday had announced Pappas as a suspect in the death, saying he should be considered armed, dan-gerous and possibly suicidal. Police found him Friday after a city worker reported seeing him.Pappas died from a single self-inflicted shot to the head, Houston police Chief Art Acev-edo told reporters a short time after Pappas death, with his body still at the scene. Pappas was wear-ing a bulletproof vest during the confrontation and shot himself after a second police unit arrived, Acevedo said.Pappas had worked in law enforcement for more than 30 years and was also a licensed real estate agent, state records show. Fridays confrontation occurred about 3 miles from his Houston home.Hausknecht was shot in broad daylight at the Texas Medical Center, a 1,345-acre complex of hospitals and medical institutions that in the morning is busy with traffic, medical profes-sionals heading to work, people going to medical appointments and con-struction workers.Autopsy results show he was shot three times, including in the head and torso. Police have said the shots that Pappas was accused of firing as he also rode on a bike took some skill.ŽPappas also put together an extensive intelligence file on the doctor, which investi-gators found at his home, according to police.Pappas had worked from 1983 through 1995 as a peace officer with two Houston-area constable offices. He also worked from 1995 through 2013 as a reserve officer for these same constable offices, according to records from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.Friends and family have described Hausknecht as a humble and generous man who was adored by his patients, volunteered in his com-munity and cared about the environment.Hausknecht was also an avid cyclist and rode his bike to work each morning, as he lived less than 2 miles (3.2 kilome-ters) from his office.In 2000, Hausknecht treated Bush for an irreg-ular heartbeat after the ex-president complained about lightheadedness.No disciplinary action had ever been taken against Hausknecht, according to the Texas Medical Board.will be absorbed back into the workforce, espe-cially those who have been left out due to poor work history or difficult life circumstances.ŽThe administration has made it harder to come to the U.S. for work, legally or otherwise. Work visas are costly, complicated and limited. Large-scale, job-seeking migration through a porous border is long gone.This summer, the administration tried to deter would-be immigrants by adopting a zero-toleranceŽ policy, prosecuting anyone caught crossing the border illegally. It resulted in nearly 3,000 children separated from their parents at the border, prompting inter-national outrage. Trump eventually stopped the separations and the gov-ernment was forced by a judge to reunify families.Still, tens of thousands of people cross the border illegally every month, many seeking asylum from violence. But often, theyre coming because of the prospect of work.Dala Edilson Ba Juc traveled with his 12-year-old daughter from Guatemala to the U.S. „ only to be separated from her at the border, reunited and deported home. Sit-ting at an immigration facility in Guatemala City, he said they came for work.I needed to try to make a better life for my family „ I wanted them to have what I could not give them here,Ž he said. There are many, many jobs in the States.ŽFrandy Frauville, 35, joined a wave of Haitians who came to Tijuana, Mexico, from Brazil starting in 2016. Brazil welcomed Haitians after Haitis 2010 earthquake. But Frauville grew tired of factory jobs in Mexico that barely allowed him to cover rent and food, and, lured by the prospects of better work and joining family near Miami, he lined up with his 5-year-old daughter at a border crossing.Ill take whatever I can get,Ž he said.It would also allow the city to build hangars on the south side of the airport, where the shorter runway is now.The airport is landlocked and swampy,Ž Minner said. The south-ern tip is touched by Lake Harris.Building hangars in hard-to-get places will result in a slow return on investment, he said.Bennett, who is a tenant and has an airplane at the airport, is not buying the one-runway idea.While we have no opinion on AVCONs credentials as an infrastructure engineering firm, we do have serious doubts as to their economic acumen. Quite simply, there are large negative financial or safety issues with each of the three proposals sub-mitted by AVCON. None of these proposals have all the components of a suc-cessful master plan, and should not be the only options on the table,Ž he wrote.Bennett praised Lake-lands airport.Unlike the half-baked procedures Leesburg has followed in advising airport users and stake-holders of the master plan, Lakeland has ensured a clear process is followed. As you can see, the City of Lakeland takes transpar-ency very seriously. They are literally asking for user feedback up front, and have a project website up for public review and scrutiny. Its this kind of approach that grows air-ports and businesses, not closing runways.ŽI just think this thing is blown out of proportion,Ž Minner said. Every time something is mentioned about the airport, pilots accuse us of hiding money, demand an audit ƒ its just craziness.ŽThe study was discussed publicly at a City Commission workshop on June 5, and the board didnt have much to say about it then, Minner said.Mind you, the money [from the land sales or leases] would go to the airport,Ž he said. PILOTSFrom Page A1in Englewood. It used to be like an aquarium at my marina, and I look around now and theres nothing. No life. Its awful.ŽSouth Floridas water woes come as researchers in their annual State of the Climate report released Wednesday warn that a warming globe could lead to an increase in ecologi-cal tragedies.The years 2014 through 2017 were the four warm-est years on record for Earth since measurements began in the late 1800s, according to the report.I find it stunning actu-ally to see the extent of how these record warm temperatures affect very important parts of our ecosystem,Ž said Greg Johnson, a NOAA oceanographer who co-presented the report.Johnson was speaking about an unprecedented three-year global coral bleaching event, but sci-entists, including Florida Atlantic Universitys J. William Louda, have said algae blooms will worsen with the warmer temper-atures and higher rainfall that come with climate change.Record May rains in Florida are largely to blame for the blue-green algae that grew this summer in the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie Estuary as high amounts of nutrients were washed in from the watershed. Discharges from Lake Okeechobee exacerbate the problem, adding algae and diluting the brackish waterways.But Richard Stumpf, a scientist with the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, isnt ready to pin the red tide on rain.Red tide grows far offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and can pile up near the coast in the fall as winter wind patterns blow cold fronts into Florida. It prefers ocean water, unlike freshwater blue-green algae, and is usually gone by the end of March, Stumpf said.We dont understand the biology of whats happening,Ž Stumpf said about the lingering red tide. It wasnt replaced by something else, it didnt die off, we dont know why that is."Its not unprecedented though. A red tide bloom that began in 2004 lasted for 18 months, said Tracy Fanara, a staff scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota.And while red tide will take advantage of high nutrient levels near the coast to multiply, Fanara said its not Lake Okeechobee discharges that initiated this years bloom. Also, the mouth of the Caloosahatchee is too far south for its water to reach areas such as Venice, which has also suffered bouts of red tide this summer, Fanara said.Thats the biggest misconception that we hear. Lake O releases did not initiate this bloom,Ž she said. It is unique that it has lasted this late into the summer, but its not necessarily widespread and weve had blooms that have gone all the way up into the Panhandle.ŽRed tide can cause respiratory problems, scratchy throats, teary eyes and skin irritations if a person swims in it.Stumpf said the red tide drifted south, then back north this summer. A wind shift is likely what caused the thousands of dead fish to wash ashore on normally pristine Sanibel Island this past weekend. The city is issuing a daily fish kill clean-upŽ report because of the unprecedented volume of dead sea life currently washing up.ŽSocial media is circulat-ing heartbreaking photos of dead manatees tied to docks in Cape Coral so the carcasses dont float away before Florida Fish and Wildlife officers can pick them up.This year, 485 manatees have died in Florida through July 20. Of those, 29 were red-tide related with another 51 suspected to be from red tide.The 485 is the highest number of manatee deaths for this time of year since 2013 when 694 manatees died through mid-July.Turtles are also suffer-ing. The number of dead or sick sea turtles in Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties totals 404 from Nov. 1 when the red tide event began to Monday. Thats double the amount of the five-year average, said FWC spokeswoman Michelle Kerr. Red tide can get caught in the loop current and carried into the Atlantic where it typically disperses. Thats why its rare for southeast Florida to get red tide outbreaks, but it has been seen as far north as Delaware.Its important for people to know that while the bloom is extending from Sarasota to Naples, its very patchy,Ž Stumpf said. One beach may be bad and just a little down the road the other will be OK.ŽPeople can check beach conditions, including whether dead fish are present, at visitbeaches. org. The site is run by Mote Marine Laboratory. RED TIDEFrom Page A1 JOBSFrom Page A1 SUSPECTFrom Page A1 The water appeared much different at Turtle Beach in mid-June this year. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA SERVICE FILE]

PAGE 7 | Saturday, August 4, 2018 A7HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comLake County residents experience the impact of the Endangered Species Act all around them: The alligators that swim in our waterways and sunbathe on their shorelines. The manatees that charm visitors Three Sisters Springs in the winter. The Florida sandhill crane that have become an increasingly common sight along along local waterways and in wetlands. These species, and many others, were once considered potentially doomed. But decades of protection have turned things around. Alligators have come from the brink of extinction to an abundant statewide population. Floridas manatee counts have topped 6,000 for the last three years „ once, the population was thought to number just a few hundred. The number of Florida sandhill cranes are abundant despite increasing pressure from development on their habitats. These are success stories, but the stories are not finished yet. Every day, birds, plants, fish and animals face competition for the resources they need to survive from the ever-increasing number of people who want to make Florida their home. The federal Endangered Species Act and the states species-protection programs have nurtured these, and many other species: As Gatehouses Dinah Voyles Pulver reported, the state is home to 93 species considered endangered under the federal rules, and another 44 that are threatened. Endangered species are considered in danger of extinction; the threatened status „ which the manatee was recently elevated to „ includes species that are likely to become endangered in the future. Theres little doubt, however, that the Endangered Species Act has levied a considerable cost for the protections it guarantees. While the good news is dozens of species have been saved through land conservation and development battles, the bad news is that these battle often cost millions. Such battlestypically involve creatures that most people agree should be protected. But the history of the Endangered Species Act includes some episodes where the case was not nearly as clear „ such as the controversy over an undeniably endangered Mississippi frog that was rebrandedŽ as being from Louisiana, leading to a debate as to whether federal officials could designate private property as critical habitat for a species that hadnt been found in that area in more than 50 years, and might not survive there. The Trump administration says it wants to revamp and streamline the Endangered Species Act, leading to cries of alarm from environmental groups who fear that streamliningŽ will be akin to swinging a wrecking ball at the ESA. That pushback is a good thing „ conservation-minded groups should keep a close eye on the proceedings and call foul if endangeredspecies protections will be legitimately weakened. At the same time, however, these groups should acknowledge that, after 4 decades, the Endangered Species Act might benefit from an overhaul that whittles unnecessary regulation while preserving the laws core mission and protecting the plants, animals, fish, reptiles and birds whose very lives depend on the law. If environmental groups work with federal officials in good faith, they might just produce a law that both sides can agree is an improvement. Ocala Star-BannerOUR OPINIONKeep working to save species In lawns across America, plastic pink flamingos have not just survived, but also thrived. What a shame the same cant be said for Floridas real flamingos, those rare elegant leggy, long-necked lovelies that only recently won official blessing as a native species. Its almost impossible to fathom that the iconic bird most-linked to the Sunshine State actually lived much of the past century bearing the label of a "non-native." That error was finally rectified this spring when scientists published a paper agreeing that the pink showstopper was native, just hard to spot after 1900. Their work, published in the American Ornithological Societys journal The Condor, finally provided an answer that led the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to erase the non-native label on its website this spring. Now its time for Florida and federal officials to band together to protect, manage and promote our favorite birds fortunes. A federal or state listing as a threatened or endangered native species is the first needed step to help their numbers expand beyond zoos, parks and postcards. The odds are not good, though, given the announcement that the Trump administration plans to roll back key provisions of the Endangered Species Act, the landmark 1973 law designed to prevent the extinction of declining species. The rollback is part of the presidents promise to reduce government regulations on businesses and landowners. It would end the practice of giving threatened species the same protections as endangered species. It would end the requirement that endangered species be protected no matter the costs. And it would weaken the penalties for wantonly killing migratory birds. Deputy Interior Secretary David Bernhardt promises that endangered animals and plants would still be protected, but the changes would simplify how the law is used. "Some of our regulations were promulgated back in 1986, and frankly a great deal has been learned." Environmentalists see it differently. "If these regulations had been in place in the 1970s, the bald eagle and the gray whale would be extinct today," Brett Hartl, government affairs director at the Center for Biological Diversity, told The Washington Post. Right now, flamingos are not considered to be endangered. To even be protected, Florida first had to consider the bird native. And until this year, the states official position was that if spotted, flamingos must have escaped from some domestic flocks or wandered in from Mexico, Cuba or the Bahamas. But the banding of a single flamingo in Florida Bay changed all that. It relayed information about the birds non-traveling habits. And it helped convince scientists that Florida is, indeed, a native home to flamingos, just not a friendly one. Blame the American flamingos demise on ladies stylish hats in the 1800s, festooned with feathers. Hunters decimated the Florida flocks, sold the plumes and ate the birds. That practice pretty much wiped out the flamingos. The birds can be seen relaxing at Hialeah Parks racetrack and in zoos. Of course, they also decorate popular drink swizzle sticks and an abundance of motels and restaurants use flamingo logos. Yet wild flamingo sightings are rare. The Dry Tortugas National Park hosted a lone flamingo not long ago, and a flock regularly visits a stormwater treatment area in West Palm Beach. Even on the west coast of Florida, a lone flamingo drove birding enthusiasts wild as it played in 2016 on beaches in Fort Myers, leading Audubon fans to plead with photographers to avoid getting too close. Florida has plenty of reasons to promote its newfound native bird. The tourist industry needs all the help it can get to attract travelers in search of what many think populates the entire state. Standing tall on its lithe legs, the feathered beauty is a perfect foil for the greenish toxic runoff dirtying beaches on both sides of the state from Lake Okeechobee releases. Protecting the flamingo can help the state redeem its reputation, at least a bit. The birds, after all, have attracted tourists for years. Even the nations most famous ornithologist, John James Audubon, saw flamingos in 1832 near Indian Key, an island off Islamorada, in the Upper Keys. He wrote, "Ah! reader, could you but know the emotions that then agitated my breast!" Moreover, he said that seeing the birds "reached the height of all my expectations, for my voyage to the Floridas was undertaken in great measure for the purpose of studying these lovely birds in their own beautiful islands." Lets hope the flamingos newfound documentation leads to improved protections and lots more sightings. The plastic flamingos are funny. The real ones are treasures. From Tribune News Service.Save the amingo, Floridas iconic „ and native „ birdGen. Smith doesn't deserve hostile reaction Lake County's current argument about whether to include a statue of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith in a historical museum is a test of AfricanAmericans. Other minority groups, such as the Chinese, Native Americans, Irish, etc., were also considered inferior, discriminated against and persecuted in the 19th century, and even later. Should American patriots who shared these attitudes and policies therefore be dismissed from recognition for their other accomplishments? Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's call for extermination of the Sioux, and his vicious suppression of other Native Americans, is a case in point. Among Confederate leaders, many supported slavery. Some didn't. Many supported secession. Some didn't. Slavery existed in states outside the Confederacy. Some blacks as well as whites owned slaves. Some blacks as well as whites fought for the Confederacy. The fact is that slavery and other forms of discrimination and oppression of minority groups in the states were protected by the Constitution. Abolishing those injustices was the work of generations, for they were based on attitudes and values in the hearts of people of every background. Gen. Smith, like Robert E. Lee, is remembered for a life of service and exemplary character, having performed many good works and provided conscientious leadership. There was no constitutional or legal reason to punish people who defended the seceding states. That is why they were not convicted of treason or sedition after the Civil War. Do African-Americans really want to single themselves out as wanting to punish conscientious people, now long dead, when they are not here to defend themselves? I think they, and the rest of us, are better than that.John A. Renick, Grand Island Statue more telling of post-Civil War history I am from South Carolina, of which James L. Petigru said in 1860, too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylumŽ; the South Carolina of the secessionist Fire-Eaters; of John C. Calhoun and his and others philosophical and theological justifications of slavery; of Fort Sumter, General Wade Hampton III, and General Shermans continued march of destruction after leaving Savannah. South Carolinas history also includes the Edgefield Red Shirts, Pitchfork Ben Tillman, the institution of Jim Crow and the proliferation of confederate memorials and monuments. This recitation is meant to establish my bona fides to comment on the issue of the statue of confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith. My interest in Lake Countys role in the Civil WarŽ is tepid, at best. But Im pretty sure that the statue in question has no tale to tell of the war. It seems to me, rather, that the so-called historical context for the statue is the post-war past of the demise of reconstruction after 1877; the 1885 revision of the Florida State Constitution; the Lost Cause Movement; and by custom and law, the enforcement of segregation in Florida up to and probably after the Civil Rights Act of 1965. A student of Florida history could do worse than choose the topic of the work of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans in the period, say, 1900-20s, and the role of these and other groups in the 1922 selection of a statue of Smith to join that of physician and inventor John Gorrie in the National Statuary Hall In Washington, D.C. As for our Lake County museums and historical societies, I imagine there is an overabundance of local artifacts to seek out, preserve and display in the interest of representing the history of post-Civil War Lake County.Timothy C. Lundy, LeesburgLETTERS TO THE EDITOR


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PAGE 9 | Saturday, August 4, 2018 B1Town: Tarrytown Branch of service and rank: Army, E5, Vietnam War Enlisted or drafted? drafted What did you do in the service? I worked with a company commander at Ft. Jackson, which was a training base. We had a complete Vietnamese village set up in the woods. Why was it important? We were training troops for their tours overseas. What is your most important memory from service? I think the discipline that was instilled in me, and the leadership training. They try to break your morale when you get there and rebuild you. Thats the good thing about military. Were a paramilitary organization. Were in a combat situation sometimes. Its always good to have this military training. Now, if they (recruits) dont have that training, you have to instill it in them. What did you like least about service? Lack of rest. They kept you up late, gave you a little bit of rest, then you were up at reveille. You lead by example. You dont get a break. You learn what you are in the military. What do you want people to understand about war? Bad. Any type of war is bad. Avoid war at all cots. There should be a political solution at all times. War is the last resort. SALUTETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 CHAT WITH A VETERANSumter County Sheri Bill Farmer TODAYMONTHLY MEETING: At 2 p.m. the “ rst Saturday of each month at Leesburg Airport Administration Building, 8807 Airport Blvd. Sunshine State Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force. Call Jake at 678-590-6600. DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Saturday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to BUFFET: From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. With biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs and pancakes. Cost is $6.50. Free to “ rst responders with ID and kids under 6. Call 352-483-3327. WINGS AND KARAOKE: At 2 p.m. every Sunday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail. com or go to ELECTRONIC BOWLING: At 3 p.m. every Sunday at American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. $1 per game. Non-members must be signed in by member. Call 352-787-2338.MONDAYCARE PACKAGES FOR TROOPS: From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Drop off and label "care package for our troops." Call 352-430-4355 or email CHICKEN WINGS, PIZZA AND CORNHOLE: At 5 p.m. every Monday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992. org.CALENDAR Clermont's Airman Jason Neely and Umatilla Airman 1st Class Cody Smith wrapped up a stint on local recruiting duty Friday. The pair was assigned to the Air Force's Leesburg office following boot camp in San Antonio, Texas, and follow-on training in their respective technical fields. According to Air Force regulations, the Recruiter Assistance Program "is designed to allow Air Force members to work with ƒ recruiters by returning to their hometowns (to) provide personal testimonials, participate in Delayed Entry Program Commanders Calls, and (to) perform other recruiting-related tasks." Plus, Neely and Smith got to spend time in their old stomping grounds without cutting into their annual leave balance. Neely, a Lake Minneola High grad and the son of Elvira Ponce, of Clermont, will fly soon to a Royal Air Force base for duty in Mildenhall, England. He will be serving with the USAF Security Forces. Smith, whose onetime ambition was to become a pro skateboarder, is trained on egress systems (ejection seats) for the Air Force's venerable A-10 Warthog, a lethal close-air support jet. The Alee Academy alum is bound for Georgia's Moody Air Force Base. Smith's older brother and fellow Air Force warrior, Staff Sgt. Jesse Smith, is stationed at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C. The brothers' parents, Greg and Anne Smith, live in Umatilla. SAVED ROUNDS You may now call him "Gunny" „ also known as "The Guns." Brenton Spriggs, who heads the Marines' area recruiting effort from his station commander post in Leesburg, was promoted to gunnery sergeant this week. Traditionally regarded as the most legendary enlisted rank in the Corps, "The Gunny" is the go-to leader in most Marine battalion or squadron-sized organizations. Even in much larger commands, the clarion call is still, "Ask the Gunny." Spriggs, an oft-deployed combat vet, was reared in Washington, D.C., and Hampton, Virginia. His wife, Khorren, teaches kindergarten at Eustis Heights Elementary School.LZ LAKEHAWKLake County pair return brie y on recruiting dutyBy Keith OliverCorrespondent"The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton." „ Duke of Wellington € € €UMATILLA „ Decisive-ness. Initiative. Enthusiasm.These are but a few of the U.S. Marine Corps' "7 Leadership Traits," taught by Smokey Bear-hatted drill instructors at Parris Island, South Carolina, and by young captains aboard Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia.As a "mustang officer," one whose service includes both enlisted and officer time), Glen Key, 57, heard that USMC code preached at both places. But it was noth-ing new to him. "I was blessed," he said.Key, who owns and man-ages Umatilla's popular Quarterdeck seafood restau-rant with wife Colleen, was that rare high school signal caller who enjoyed massive amounts of varsity playing time as a freshman before going on to lead the Umatilla High Bulldogs to gridiron success for three more years."He was one fine quarterback," recalled Key's prolific head coach, Tom Comer, who posted mul-tiple championship seasons at both Umatilla and Eustis and now lives in the Levy County fishing village of Yankeetown."Glen was coachable, and his focus was on the team, never on himself. He played a lot of good football for us," Comer said.During 11 years of Marine Corps service, Key's smalltown upbringing, smarts and athleticism translated to mission accomplishment for him and for the Leathernecks he led as an infantry officer.Fast forward to 1988, when then-Capt. Key deployed with the very first Marine Expeditionary Unit to train for and receive the "Special Operations Capable" designation. What that meant for the "boat company" Key commanded was a drilled expertise in rappelling, boarding vessels (hostile and otherwise), take-downs, helicopter raids and rescue ops „ usually performed under cover of darkness.Throw in riot control, humanitarian relief and "direct action" for good measure.In 1990-91, he and his charges "did it for real" in the Persian Gulf and elsewhere, hunting down terrorists in the Philippines, rounding up 500 Iraqi prisoners of war on Kuwait's Failaka Island during the run-up to Operation Desert Storm and working with Navy SEALS to secure oil platforms.After the war, he was assigned to his Parris Island alma mater to train recruits. Again placed in company command, Key pushed through nine cycles of new Marines in Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, after which he was named to the field grade officer billet of Bat-talion Executive Officer as a captain „ yet another rarity.Key felt that after a decade-plus of service, it was time to come home to Lake County where he would be nestled among familiar pine trees, scrub oak and palmetto „ and prime fish-ing lakes. And Key knew that business, a jammed civic calendar, a JV football vol-unteer coaching gig and lots of family awaited him.As a Marine, he had been the subject of accolades and operational trust awarded by some of the Corps' top warfighting leaders.But the compliment he received in Umatilla back in the late 1970s is the one that still resonates."Coach Comer told me that I was one of his very few quarterbacks allowed to call his own plays. That was special."From gridiron, into the reUmatilla Marine channeled football success to missionsGlen Key is a vetersn of the Marine Corp and the owner of Quaterdeck in Umatilla. Coach Comer told me that I was one of his ve ry few quarterbacks allowed to call his own plays. That was special.Ž [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Capt. Glen Key was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal by Maj. Gen. Gene Deegan when Glen returned to his Parris Island roots as a battle-tested of“ cer. [SUBMITTED] K e i t h O l i v e r Keith OliverSee OLIVER, B4


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PAGE 11 | Saturday, August 4, 2018 B3 FAITHTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Temptation isnt sin. It can lead to sin, but it isnt sin. How do I know this? Jesus was tempted. We can read about it in Matthew, Mark and Luke. But Luke gives the fullest account of the temptations of Jesus by the devil in the wilderness. We can learn much about dealing with temptation by observing how Jesus dealt with it. First, its important to know that we can be at the top of our spiritual game and still be subject to the devils snares. Jesus had just been baptized by John. Luke tells us the Holy Spirit descended on Him in bodily form, like a dove. As if that wasnt enough, a voice came down from Heaven saying, You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.Ž Id say Jesus was full of the Spirit. He left Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil for 40 days. During that time, He ate nothing, and at the end of it, he was hungry. Were told of three temptations Jesus faced, but its more than likely there were others. The devil said, If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.Ž Jesus replied, It is written: Man shall not live on bread alone.Ž Next the devil led Jesus to a high place and showed instantly all the kingdoms of the world and said, I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, it will all be yours.Ž Once again Jesus replied using scripture: It is written: Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.Ž The devil used, or maybe misused scripture during his next attempt saying, He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.Ž Once again Jesus used scripture and said, It is said: Do not put the Lord your God to the test.Ž Finally, the devil was finished with all his tempting. And the Bible tells us he left Jesus until a more opportune time.Ž I havent found that opportune time, but we know from the above verse that the devil did tempt Jesus. I believe one time was those three hours in Gethsemane, where Jesus asked God for the cup of death and alienation be taken from Him. His sweat was like drops of blood. I believe it was the alienation rather than just His death that Jesus was tried to avoid. But praise God, prayer works. Calvarys victory was won on Gethsemane. We know from reading the Bible that we are to avoid temptation. That makes good sense. We learn in 1 First Corinthians 10:13: No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. REFLECTIONSJesus shows how to deal with temptationTODAYSHABBAT SERVICES: At 10 a.m. every Saturday at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Call 352-330-4466 or go to SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP: At 10 a.m. the “ rst and third Sunday of the month at the home of Joe Tassell, Pastor of Mercy Church in Mount Dora. Go to mercychurch” .org. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: From 3 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at First Presbyterian Eustis, 117 S. Center St. To help people face challenges and rebuild their lives. Go to fpceustis. com.MONDAYSOZO KIDS CLUB MEETING: From 1 to 2 p.m. at the Oxford Assembly of God Church, 12114 N. U.S. Highway 301. Learn more about various initiatives, such as after-school mentoring and the new dental bus. Call 850-766-0049. OUR FATHER'S HANDS CRAFT GROUP: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Most items created are donated to charity. Call 352-728-0004 for information. TOASTMASTERS MEETING: From 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at Clermont Seventh-day Adventist Church, 498 W. Montrose St. Call 352-234-6495.TUESDAYLADIES PRECEPT BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-2599305 for information. LADIES TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-2599305 for information.WEDNESDAYLADIES BIBLE STUDY: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Call 352-728-0004 for information. GRIEFSHARE: From 2 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 8 at Fairway Christian Church Room C/D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. For all who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Call 352-259-9305 for information. YOGA THERAPY CHURCH: At 11 a.m. every Wednesday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. Amrit Yoga Therapy and Christian Scripture. Call 352-203-7258. WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDIES: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. MEN'S BIBLE STUDY: From 8 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. LADIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information.THURSDAYLADIES THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-2599305 for information.FRIDAYCHRISTIAN BREAKFAST CLUB: At 8:30 a.m. every Friday at Perkins Restaurant, 27811 S. Highway 27 in Leesburg. Interdenominational and all welcome. Call Dan or Lynda CALENDAR By KIRSTEN GRIESHABERAssociated PressSophie Steiert opens a bag of kosher gummy bears and offers them to 20 other German teenagers seated around her in their high school classroom."They're really yummy," Steiert, 16, says with an enticing smile. "And by the way, does any one of you know what kosher means?"The students shrug. Most of the 17-year-olds never have met a Jewish person. In school, they've only talked about dead Jews: the 6 mil-lion killed by the Nazis.For years, the Jewish com-munity in Germany relied on Holocaust survivors to be its ambassadors. Jews who made it through the horror were the ones with the moral authority to teach young Germans about the perils of anti-Semitism and the crimes of their forefathers.But with the number of survivors dwindling and schoolchildren today at least three generations removed from the Nazis, young Jews like Steiert are being tapped to put a modern take on an old message.More than talking about the crimes of the past, they have been encouraged as volunteers for a school outreach program to focus on Jewish life in Germany today. The program was launched amid fresh concerns about anti-Semitism in schools and on the streets of German cities.Enter Steiert and her friend Laura Schulmann, two girls from Berlin who want to change perceptions and challenge stereotypes as their community's 21st_cen-tury ambassadors.Germany's leading Jewish group, the Central Council of Jews, started the peerto-peer education project last year. Both the program and the 90 Jewish teenag-ers recruited for it so far are called "likratinos," which is based on the Hebrew word "likrat" and loosely trans-lates as "moving toward each other."During a recent visit to Bohnstedt-Gymnasium high school in Luckau, Ger-many, a rural town nearly 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Berlin, Sophie and Laura tried to approach the students' lack of knowledge with easygoing openness.One teen raised his hand and shared he had once seen Jews while vacationing in Austria. They all were wear-ing black caftans, big hats and sidelocks, he said.Laura „ dressed in jeans, a grey hoodie and sneakers „ explained that the people he saw were ultra-Orthodox Jews adhering to strictly observant practices.She digressed briefly to cover what else very religious Jews do or don't do, and ended up explaining that texting and everything else one might do with a smartphone are off-limits from sunset Friday until Saturday evening, if one observes the Jewish Sabbath, or Shabbat."I'm not that religious," Laura, the German-born daughter of Jewish-Russian immigrants, added when she saw the dismay on the faces of the other students. "I use my cell also on Shabbat."As part of their training, the Jewish teenagers receive coaching on speaking in front of groups, talking about the Jewish faith and dealing with possible anti-Semitic Jewish teens enlisted to ght anti-Semitism in GermanyLaura Schulmann, center right, and Sophie Steiert, center left, listen to questions from students about Jewish daily life in Ge rmany during a June 25 lesson as part of a project about religions at the Bohnstedt Gymnasium high school in Luckau, Germany. With the numbe r of Holocaust survivors dwindling and schoolchildren now at least three generations removed from the Nazi genocide, teenagers have been recruited as the next ambassadors for the Jewish community in Germany. [AP PHOTOS/MARKUS SCHREIBER] Jewish teenager Sophie Steiert, right, shows a picture of Jewish daily life on a tablet computer to students her own age at the Bohnstedt Gymnasium high school in Luckau, Germany. See JEWISH, B4 See CALENDAR, B4 Rick ReedSee REED, B4


B4 Saturday, August 4, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comRushing at 352-530-2518. SHEAR LOVE SOUL SALON: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Friday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. With Pastor and cosmetologist Krista Olson. Wash hair beforehand and bring Bible. Call 352-203-7258.SATURDAY, AUG. 11SOZO KIDS BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVENT: From 9 a.m. to noon at Ocklawaha Bridge Baptist Church, 14100 State Road 40 in Silver Springs. Call 850-766-0049. PAWS OF PRAISE: At 9:30 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday at Bark Park, 6085 County Road 44 in Wildwood. Community gathering for humans and canine companions. Contact Michael Beck at 352-203-7258.MONDAY, AUG. 13REAL MEN OF JESUS: From 6 to 9 p.m. the second Monday the month at The Cross Mount Dora, 18800 U.S. Highway 441. Service projects throughout the year. Email jgranger@ridgeoutdoors. com.WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15ESSENTIAL TREMOR SUPPORT GROUP: At 2 p.m. at St. Timothy Ministry Building, 1351 Paige Place in Lady Lake. Learn methods of coping. Details: 571-0088 or, AUG. 19SUMMER SING-A-LONG: From 6 to 7 p.m. in the Worship Center at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information.MONDAY, AUG. 20CROHN'S AND COLITIS SUPPORT GROUP: From 7 to 9:30 p.m. every third Monday of odd-numbered months at New Life Presbyterian Church, 201 La Vista St. in Fruitland Park. Call 248-840-7805.TUESDAY, AUG. 21COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING: At 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Trinity Lutheran Church, 17330 US Highway 27 in Summer“ eld. Nonpro“ t organization that provides support for families grieving from the death of a child. Central Florida Chapter. Email tcarlyon@ for information. CALENDARFrom Page B3A well-deserved Bravo Zulu to Gunnery Sgt. Spriggs. May he and the team exceed mission goals every month.€ € €It was a bittersweet week for former Marine Sgt. Mark Nacke, known in these parts as Judge Mark Nacke. The Vietnam veteran's last day in the courthouse was Tuesday, but four days before that came the news that his mother, longtime Eustis resident Betty Nacke, had passed away. A funeral mass was held at St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church. Deepest condolences to the entire Nacke family.€ € €Thanks to Daily Commercial correspondent Cindy Sharp for her absolutely striking, vivid-blue, outdoor portraiture of Eustis American Legion Post Commander Sue Mason in last Saturday's SALUTE section. Cindy also copped front-page placement with her coverage of the Korean War Armistice's 65th anniversary. Not every regional daily regularly puts this kind of attention on those who wear our nation's cloth. Did you know that the Daily Commercial building even has a reserved parking space for Purple Heart recipients? Keith Oliver is a veteran of nearly 30 years' Marine Corps service. Contact him at LZLakehawk@gmail. com. And listen to the LZ LAKEHAWK radio version Friday mornings at 8:30 on the Ron Bisson Morning Show at AM790 WLBE. OLIVERFrom Page B1reactions.Central Council of Jews President Josef Schuster said he thinks the likratinos project can be called a success after almost 80 presentations. He thinks it's because Jewish and non-Jewish teenagers can relate at the same level."There's, for example, this thinking that all Jews have long noses," Schuster said. "But when they meet Jewish kids and realize that they are no different from them, that they listen to the same music, wear the same clothes, then that knocks down barriers."The only problem, he said, is there are more schools requesting workshops than Jewish youngsters to give them.Germany's population of 82.8 million now includes only about 200,000 Jews. Berlin has the biggest concentration, about 40,000. Before Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party came to power, Germany had a Jewish population of about 500,000.Most of the Jews now are immigrants from the former Soviet Union who were taken in after the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, a gesture of atonement for the Holocaust crimes of the Nazis.While anti-Semitism has existed in Europe for hun-dreds of years, often fanned by Christian churches that blamed Jews for the killing of Jesus, a large new influx of immigrants from Mideast countries into Germany has provided new sources of tension, such as the Israeli-Pales-tinian conflict, according to German officials and Jewish activists.The German Interior Ministry said in its annual crime statistics survey that police received reports of 1,453 anti-Semitic incidents in 2017„ four per day.The visible reappearance in Germany of the prejudice that resulted in genocide has aroused alarm. Wenzel Michalski, the Germany director of Human Rights Watch, said his teenage son was harassed so much for being Jewish at a public high school in Berlin that he moved him to a private school."Anti-Semitism has crept back into everyday life, and it's shocking how much lethargy there is about this," Michalski said.After a string of incidents, the brazen April assault in the German capital of a man wearing a yarmulke prompted demonstrations and a condemnation of the attack from Chancellor Angela Merkel.A 19-year-old Syrian who came to Germany in 2015 seeking asylum was identified as a suspect and convicted of serious bodily harm and slander and sen-tenced to four weeks in jail under juvenile sentencing laws.Sophie and Laura, who attend a Jewish high school in Berlin, said they have not had negative encounters as likratinos volunteers, but are careful in their day-to-day lives about revealing their Jewish identities.Back at the high school in Luckau, the girls told the class that their parents remind them constantly not to wear Star of David jewelry in public or anything else that might out them as Jews.After the lesson ended, Annika Wendt, 17, came forward to thank the speakers."I barely knew anything about Jews when I came here this morning," Wendt said. "Thanks for telling me about your weddings, your holidays and what you as Jews think about life after death."She paused for a moment."What I really don't understand is this antiSemitism," Wendt confided. "Really, there's nothing about you that one should have to condemn in any way. I don't get it." JEWISHFrom Page B3 But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.Ž We are not alone. Others have been tempted and won. We can too. But the biggest advantage we have is Jesus. Every temptation I face, He already faced. And did so sinlessly. It says in Hebrews 2:18: Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.Ž The Hebrew writer is talking about Jesus. Temptation wasnt just something Jesus overcame without consequence. He suffered. I have to believe Jesus was tempted by lust, and everything Im subjected to. But He overcame it. Even more, the Hebrew writer added in 4:15: For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are … yet he did not sin.Ž To God be the glory. Rick Reed is a columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email him at ricoh007@ REEDFrom Page B3

PAGE 13 | Saturday, August 4, 2018 C1 SPORTS FOOTBALL | C4INTERIM COACHES SEE MIXED SUCCESS Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 Report details what led to felony chargesBy Graham HallCorrespondentGAINESVILLE „ Former East Ridge standout Justin Watkins, who is now a former receiver on the Uni-versity of Florida football team, changed his story to police repeatedly during the investigation of domestic violence charges against him last month.He claimed the woman, with whom he had a relationship, was also in a relationship with another player on the team, based on likesŽ on Instagram, and that the other player was using voodoo to disrupt Watkins cellphone.Watkins announced last week that he intended to quit the team and leave the university. On Thursday, UF head coach Dan Mullen said Watkins was no longer on the team. Watkins, 19, of Clermont, signed with the Gators on National Signing Day in February, but found himself arrested in Ocala for trespassing in May after a domestic dispute with a female. On Tuesday, he pleaded no con-test to that charge.Watkins was arrested again July 24 after a woman went to the UF police department alleging Watkins choked, beat and assaulted her by throwing a hair brush and can of hair grease. He is facing four charges that include false imprisonment/kidnap-ping and domestic battery by strangulation. Both are third-degree felonies.According to the full UPD report obtained by The Gainesville Sun, Watkins told police the altercation began when he noticed another player on the UF squad likedŽ several of the womans Instagram photos.Watkins called the player on FaceTime and asked if he Police: Watkins changed storySee WATKINS, C4Watkins By Matt HolzapfelCorrespondentORLANDO „ The Lees-burg Lightning didnt have any problem hitting the ball in Game 2 of Thursdays FCSL semifinal series against Winter Park.The Lightnings trouble was scoring runs.Leesburg totaled 12 hits against the Diamond Dawgs, but managed only two runs in a 3-2 loss at Orlando Bishop Moore Catholic High School. The loss evened the best-of-3 series at one win apiece with the deciding game Friday night at Pat Thomas Stadium-Buddy Lowe Field. That game was not complete in time for this edition.Winter Park, who managed only three hits against Lightning starter Ethan Chavis, scored solo runs in the first, fourth and sixth innings. Tyler Osik had the biggest hit for the Diamond Dawgs, a two-out home run in the first inning.The Diamond Dawgs only other hits were singles.Leesburg scored a pair of unearned runs in the seventh. Jay Prather raced home on a throwing error and Wes Weeks scored on a two-out single to center by Frank Niemann.But that was all the scoring offense the Lightning could muster.Leesburg left 11 runners on base against Diamond Dawg hurlers, Trevor Tinder and Wil-liam Ard.Our plate discipline just isnt very good when we get runners in scoring position,Ž said Lightning manager Rich Billings. They outplayed us with runners on base, I dont think they outplayed us overall, but they outplayed us with runners on base. (Winter Park) made some nice plays to get themselves out of innings. We hit some balls right at guys and they knew where our guys were going to hit it and they were just better than us.ŽFor the Lightning, Luke Brown paced the offense with three hits. Prather, Neimann, Tanner Clark and Matt Wise-man had two hits apiece.Tinder started and allowed seven hits over five innings to get the win. Ard allowed five hits in a four-inning save.Chavis was tagged with the loss. He gave up three hits and three runs „ all earned „ in five innings, while walking three and striking out four. William Walter, Dominic Jeancola, DAndre Knight, and Louis Davenport III, pitched in relief for the Lightning and did not allow a hit.The winner of Fridays game will face DeLand, which beat Sanford 5-1 to win the other semifinal series 2 games to none.Winter Park ties series against Lightning By Doug FergusonAssociated PressAKRON, Ohio „ Nobody has a better scoring average Saturday on the PGA Tour than Tiger Woods, and the Bridgestone Invitational would be a good time to keep that up.Woods might not have a choice.Neither will Rory McIlroy, Jason Day or anyone else wanting to keep pace.Tommy Fleetwood took advantage of another soft day of good scoring at Firestone with a 7-under 63. So did PGA champion Justin Thomas, who was particularly sharp with his putter for a 64. They shared the lead with Ian Poulter, who had a head start with his career-low 62 and backed it up decently enough Friday with a 67.They all played early and finished at 11-under 129. No one could catch them, mainly because there was just enough breeze to cause just enough doubt.Even so, 45 players from the 71-man field were under par, a rarity at Firestone. Woods, whose last victory was five years ago when he won this World Golf Cham-pionship for a record eighth time, got within four shots of the lead with a tee shot to 2 feet on the par-3 12th hole. He went 1 over the rest of the way for a 68, leaving him five shots behind. Is another Saturday move in the works?Im going to have to,Ž Woods said. The golf course is playing very soft, very receptive. And when youre able to hit 5-irons and they only roll out about a foot, the guys are going to put up good scores. Theres 40-plus guys under par. Thats never the case here at Firestone. So tomorrow is going to be one of those days Im going to have to go out there and post a low one and see what happens.ŽFleetwood, the runnerup at the U.S. Open, was most pleased to see nothing higher than 4s on his score-card. He made it look easy, except for a few times he was slightly out of position, and hit perhaps his best shot with a 6-iron to a back-left pin that settled 3 feet below the cup.My irons, I just tended to hit exactly where we were picking the spots and I holed a few putts,Ž Fleetwood said. Youve got days like that where its going well, and youve just got to make the most of them.ŽDay, who threw away a Thomas, Fleetwood, Poulter share Firestone leadJustin Thomas watches his tee shot on the 15th hole during the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club on Friday in Akron, Ohio. [AP PHOTO/DAVID DERMER] See GOLF, C4 UF quarterbacks get passing grade for rst practiceBy Robbie AndreuGatehouse MediaGAINESVILLE „ Quarterback class officially opened on the Florida prac-tice Field on Friday, and all three quarterbacks received a passing grade for their opening-day performance.There was some solid things that I saw from those guys,Ž UF coach Dan Mullen said of Feleipe Franks, Kyle Trask and Emory Jones. I thought all three of them did a good job out there.Emory did a good job. Im going to watch some film. Ill mess that up sometimes, where he is a freshman and I expect to look like a freshman and sometimes he doesnt look like a freshman because he has had a spring and you can see he has worked hard at it. Other days Ill go out there, and I think the other way, where Im like, he should look better than that. Then Ill remember, Oh, hes a freshman.I saw some really good things (from the quarterbacks).ŽFranks, last seasons starter, opened practice with the No. 1 offense, but the three quarterbacks ended up sharing reps throughout the day.Mullen, who talked Thursday about the quarterbacks needing to be successful checking down and consistently completing the routine passes, said the QB play of the day was a 6-yard completion.The best play today I saw was probably Trask. They doubled an out cut, and he checked it down for 6 yards,Ž Mullen said. Thats the best play we saw. Theyre kind of shocked, Didnt you see that bomb I threw into double coverage and we scored a touchdown?No. I said thats not the best play. Thats starting to show a grasp, the little things of managing every aspect of the game. Thats the mental side of things I really want them to pick up.ŽMullen said the most con-sistent quarterback is going to win the job, not necessar-ily the one who makes the biggest plays over the next few weeks.Consistency of play is something he continues to stress to the quarterbacks.Class is in sessionUniversity of Florida head coach Dan Mullen watches quarterback Emory Jones (5) throw during the “ rst fall practice on Friday in Gainesville. [BRAD MCCLENNY/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] See GATORS, C4


C2 Saturday, August 4, 2018 | FCSL PLAYOFFS BASEBALLFCSL playoffsTuesdays gamesLeesburg 1, Winter Park 0 DeLand 2, Sanford 1Wednesdays gamesLeesburg at Winter Park, ppd. DeLand at Sanford, ppd.Thursdays gamesWinter Park 3, Leesburg 2 DeLand 5, Sanford 1, DeLand wins series 2-0Fridays gameWinter Park at Leesburg, late Note: If Leesburg won Fridays late game, it will host DeLand today at 7 p.m. at Pat Thomas Stadium. If Winter Park won, DeLand will host Winter Park at 7 p.m. GOLF WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPSBRIDGESTONE INVITATIONALFridays leaders at Firestone CC (South) Akron, Ohio; Purse: $10 million. Yardage: 7,400; Par: 70 (35-35) SECOND ROUND Ian Poulter 62-67„129 Tommy Fleetwood 66-63„129 Justin Thomas 65-64„129 Kyle Stanley 63-68„131 Jason Day 65-66„131 Si Woo Kim 64-68„132 Rory McIlroy 65-67„132 HaoTong Li 66-67„133 Luke List 65-68„133 Jon Rahm 64-70„134 Louis Oosthuizen 68-66„134 Tony Finau 68-66„134 Marc Leishman 65-69„134 Tiger Woods 66-68„134 Webb Simpson 69-65„134 Tyrrell Hatton 68-67„135 Patton Kizzire 68-67„135 Ross Fisher 67-68„135 Phil Mickelson 66-69„135 Anirban Lahiri 65-70„135 Rafa Cabrera Bello 68-67„135 Patrick Reed 66-70„136 Brooks Koepka 66-70„136 Ted Potter, Jr. 70-66„136 Matthew Fitzpatrick 66-70„136 Patrick Cantlay 64-72„136 Rickie Fowler 63-74„137 Kevin Na 65-72„137 Andrew Landry 70-67„137 Russell Knox 67-70„137 Matt Kuchar 68-70„138 Pat Perez 68-70„138 Gary Woodland 67-71„138 Daniel Berger 67-71„138 Aaron Wise 67-71„138 Thorbjrn Olesen 71-67„138 Zach Johnson 69-70„139 Paul Dunne 71-68„139 Henrik Stenson 70-69„139 Ryuko Tokimatsu 68-71„139 Hideki Matsuyama 67-72„139 Brian Harman 71-68„139 Charley Hoffman 69-70„139 Paul Casey 68-71„139 Sergio Garcia 70-69„139 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 70-70„140 Wade Ormsby 69-71„140 Dustin Johnson 69-71„140 Bubba Watson 71-69„140 Byeong Hun An 68-72„140 Cameron Smith 70-70„140 Alexander Bjrk 69-71„140 Satoshi Kodaira 73-69„142 Emiliano Grillo 72-70„142 Francesco Molinari 70-72„142 Kevin Kisner 74-68„142 Xander Schauffele 69-73„142 Austin Cook 73-69„142 Brendan Steele 73-69„142 Kevin Chappell 71-72„143 Adam Scott 68-75„143 Alex Noren 70-73„143 Jordan Spieth 71-72„143 Charl Schwartzel 71-72„143 Bryson DeChambeau 75-69„144 Brandon Stone 71-74„145 Jhonattan Vegas 70-75„145 Kodai Ichihara 73-74„147 Jaco Ahlers 68-79„147 Branden Grace 73-74„147 Shubhankar Sharma 72-79„151LPGA TOURWOMENS BRITISH OPENFriday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) SECOND ROUND Pornanong Phatlum 67-67„134 Georgia Hall 67-68„135 Mamiko Higa 66-69„135 Minjee Lee 65-70„135 Teresa Lu 67-69„136 Sung Hyun Park 67-70„137 So Yeon Ryu 69-69„138 Pernilla Lindberg 71-68„139 Brooke M. Henderson 69-70„139 Madelene Sagstrom 69-70„139 Florentyna Parker 69-70„139 Mina Harigae 68-71„139 Lydia Ko 68-71„139 Brittany Altomare 70-70„140 Hyo Joo Kim 72-69„141 Jessica Korda 71-70„141 Catriona Matthew 71-70„141 Ariya Jutanugarn 71-70„141 Celine Herbin 70-71„141 In-Kyung Kim 70-71„141 Yu Liu 69-72„141 Lydia Hall 69-72„141 Mi Hyang Lee 67-74„141 Wei-Ling Hsu 73-69„142 Amy Olson 72-70„142 Sei Young Kim 71-71„142 Shanshan Feng 71-71„142 Phoebe Yao 71-71„142 Carlota Ciganda 69-73„142 Sandra Gal 68-74„142 Azahara Munoz 77-66„143 Jaye Marie Green 74-69„143 Caroline Inglis 73-70„143 Jeong Eun Lee 73-70„143 Su Oh 73-70„143 Mariajo Uribe 73-70„143 Thidapa Suwannapura 72-71„143 Rebecca Artis 72-71„143 Ryann OToole 72-71„143 Nelly Korda 71-72„143 Klara Spilkova 76-68„144 Nuria Iturrios 74-70„144 a-Atthaya Thitikul 73-71„144 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 73-71„144 Haeji Kang 72-72„144 Aditi Ashok 72-72„144 Cristie Kerr 72-72„144 In Gee Chun 72-72„144 Marina Alex 71-73„144 Lizette Salas 71-73„144 Annie Park 71-73„144 Bronte Law 70-74„144 Mi Jung Hur 70-74„144 Moriya Jutanugarn 69-75„144 Hee Young Park 76-69„145 Hannah Green 75-70„145 Sun-Ju Ahn 74-71„145 Mo Martin 73-72„145 Eri Okay ama 73-72„145 Meghan MacLaren 73-72„145 Amy Yang 72-73„145 Emma Talley 72-73„145 Ally McDonald 71-74„145 Tiffany Joh 71-74„145 Cloe Frankish 70-75„145 MISSED CUT Mariah Stackhouse 76-70„146 Ayako Uehara 76-70„146 Katherine Kirk 75-71„146 Brittany Lang 75-71„146 Caroline Masson 75-71„146 Daniela Darquea 74-72„146 Jacqui Concolino 74-72„146 Brittany Lincicome 74-72„146 Eun-Hee Ji 74-72„146 Jenny Haglund 73-73„146 Hyejin Choi 70-76„146 Wichanee Meechai 70-76„146 Angel Yin 69-77„146 Jin Young Ko 76-71„147 Chella Choi 75-72„147 Lindy Duncan 75-72„147 Cheyenne Woods 75-72„147 Brittany Marchand 74-73„147 Xiyu Lin 74-73„147 Noemi Jimenez Martin 73-74„147 Caroline Hedwall 73-74„147 Julia Engstrom 72-75„147 Angela Stanford 71-76„147 Camilla Lennarth 71-76„147 Anne Van Dam 76-72„148 Misuzu Narita 75-73„148 Yani Tseng 75-73„148 Olivia Cowan 74-74„148 Megan Khang 73-75„148 Jenny Shin 72-76„148 Anna Nordqvist 72-76„148 Jennifer Song 71-77„148 Austin Ernst 77-72„149 Karrie Webb 77-72„149 Nasa Hataoka 75-74„149 Ashleigh Buhai 74-75„149 Laetitia Beck 74-75„149 Christine Wolf 73-76„149 Karolin Lampert 72-77„149 Charley Hull 71-78„149 Inci Mehmet 79-71„150 a-Linn Grant 78-72„150 Mirim Lee 77-73„150 a-Frida Kinhult 76-74„150 Inbee Park 76-74„150 Danielle Kang 74-76„150 Valdis Jonsdottir 73-77„150 Robynn Ree 73-77„150 Silvia Banon 73-77„150 Laura Davies 73-77„150 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 78-73„151 Nicole Broch Larsen 78-73„151 Marianne Skarpnord 78-73„151 a-Leonie Harm 77-74„151 Mel Reid 75-76„151 Casey Danielson 74-77„151 Sarah Kemp 74-77„151 Kanyalak Preedasuttijit 73-78„151 Jane Park 72-79„151 Kris Tamulis 77-75„152 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 77-75„152 Sakura Yokomine 77-75„152 Astrid de Pradenne 73-79„152 Holly Clyburn 76-77„153 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 74-79„153 Tonje Daf“ nrud 76-78„154 Rachael Goodall 76-78„154 Ursula Wikstrom 74-80„154 a-Agathe Laisne 80-75„155 Lynn Carlsson 74-81„155 Celine Boutier 81-75„156 Sarah Jane Smith 77-79„156 Katie Burnett 74-82„156 Lee-Anne Pace 79-78„157 a-Ludovica Farina 73-84„157 a-Hollie Muse 80-78„158 Kylie Henry 78-81„159 Sideri Vanova 87-78„165EUROPEAN TOURFIJI INTERNATIONALFridays leaders at Natadola Bay Championship GC, Natadola, Fiji; Purse: $1.25 million. Yardage: 7,190; Par: 72 SECOND ROUND Ben Campbell, New Zealand 67-66„133 Andrew Dodt, Australia 67-70„137 Jarryd Felton, Australia 67-71„138 Terry Pilkadaris, Australia 70-68„138 Steven Jeffress, Australia 73-66„139 Jake McLeod, Australia 72-67„139 Gaganjeet Bhullar, India 70-69„139 Nick Cullen, Australia 67-72„139 Ashun Wu, China 70-69„139 Harry Bateman, New Zealand 70-69„139 Nick Voke, Australia 71-68„139 Maverick Antcliff, Australia 69-72„141 Darren Beck, Australia 71-70„141 Matthew Grif“ n, Australia 69-72„141 Sam Lee, Fiji 70-71„141 Travis Smyth, Australia 71-70„141 Poom Saksanin, Thailand 73-68„141 Anthony Quayle, Australia 75-66„141 Justin Harding, South Africa 74-67„141 Ernie Els, South Africa 72-70„142 James Marchesant, Australia 72-70„142 Gavin Green, Malaysia 72-70„142 Marcus Fraser, Australia 73-69„142 ALSO Johannes Veerman, United States 72-74„146 John Catlin, United States 75-72„147 Vijay Singh, Fiji 76-72„148 MISSED CUT Daniel Im, United States 75-79„154WEB.COM TOURKC GOLF CLASSICFridays scores were not available at press time. 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, tieToday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, Aug. 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, Aug. 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 -195 San Diego +180 at Pittsburgh -114 St. Louis +104 at Philadelphia -164 Miami +154 at Washington -174 Cincinnati +162 at Milwaukee -134 Colorado +124 Atlanta -119 at New York +109 at Arizona -135 San Francisco +125American Leagueat Boston -149 New York +139 at Tampa Bay -168 Chicago +158 at Cleveland -236 Los Angeles +216 at Minnesota -230 Kansas City +210 at Texas -146 Baltimore +136 at Oakland -180 Detroit +165 at Seattle -220 Toronto +200Interleagueat LA Dodgers -115 Houston +105NFL PRESEASON Aug. 9FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Buffalo 1 2 34 Carolina at Cincinnati Pk 2 36 Chicago at Miami 1 1 34 Tampa Bay at NY Giants 3 2 34 Cleveland at Philadelphia 3 3 35 Pittsburgh at Jacksonville 3 2 34 New Orleans at Baltimore 1 1 36 LA Rams at New England 4 4 37 Washington at Green Bay Pk Pk 35 Tennessee at Kansas City 2 2 35 Houston at San Francisco 3 3 35 Dallas at Seattle 2 3 34 IndianapolisAug. 10at NY Jets 1 2 35 Atlanta at Oakland 3 3 36 DetroitAug. 11at Denver 1 Pk 34 Minnesota at Arizona 2 2 36 LA ChargersUpdated Odds Available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Placed RHP Jhan Martinez on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Evan Phillips from Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX „ Placed UT Blake Swihart on the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of C Dan Butler from Pawtucket (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Placed C Kevan Smith on paternity leave. Recalled C Dustin Garneau from Charlotte (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Designated RHP Zach McAllister for assignment. Reinstated LHP Andrew Miller from the 60-day DL. Sent RHPs Josh Tomlin and Evan Marshall to Columbus (IL) for rehab assignments. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Sent SS Carlos Correa to Corpus Christi (TL) for a rehab assignment. Recalled LHP Cionel Prez from Fresno (PCL). Placed RHP Chris Devenski on the 10-day DL, retroactive to July 31. KANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Sent LHP Eric Skoglund to Omaha (PCL) for a rehab assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS „ Claimed OF Johnny Field off waivers from Cleveland and optioned him to Rochester (IL). Claimed RHP Oliver Drake off waivers from Toronto. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Optioned RHP Luis Cessa to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Recalled RHP Tommy Kahnle from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Optioned OF Dustin Fowler to Nashville (PCL). Assigned RHP Carlos Ramirez outright to Nashville. Recalled OF Roman Laureano from Nashville. SEATTLE MARINERS „ Optioned SS Zach Vincej to Tacoma (PCL). Assigned 2B Gordon Beckham outright to Tacoma. Reinstated 3B Kyle Seager from paternity leave. TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Placed OF Tommy Pham on the 10-day DL. Recalled LHP Adam Kolarek from Durham (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Optioned OF Dwight Smith Jr. to Buffalo (IL). Designated OF Darnell Sweeney for assignment. Signed RHP Mike Hauschild to a one-year contract.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Optioned RHP Silvino Bracho to Reno (PCL). ATLANTA BRAVES „ Optioned RHP Wes Parsons to Gwinnett (IL). CHICAGO CUBS „ Placed LHP Brian Duensing on the 10day DL. Recalled LHP Randy Rosario from Iowa (PCL). CINCINNATI REDS „ Optioned RHP Tyler Mahle to Louisville (IL). Recalled RHP Jesus Reyes from Louisville. LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Sent LHPs Hyun-Jin Ryu and Zac Rosscup to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) for rehab assignments. MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Named Mike Brockman senior director of facilities. NEW YORK METS „ Placed LHP Steven Matz on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Recalled RHP Corey Oswalt from Las Vegas (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Optioned RHPs Yacksel Rios and Jake Thompson to Lehigh Valley (IL). Reinstated LHP Adam Morgan from paternity leave. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Optioned RHP Nick Kingham and LHP Steven Brault to Indianapolis (IL). Recalled RHP Dovydas Neverauskas from Indianapolis. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Sent 2B Kolten Wong to Peoria (MWL) for a rehab assignment. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Sent RHP Bryan Mitchell to Lake Elsinore (Cal) for a rehab assignment.American AssociationFARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS „ Sold the contract of LHP Sebastian Kessay to the Arizona Diamondbacks.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Signed LHP Fernando Abad.Can-Am LeagueQUEBEC CAPITALES „ Released INF Jonathan Malo. Signed INF Yordan Manduley.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS „ Signed C Alex Len. DALLAS MAVERICKS „ Re-signed C Salah Majri.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueDETROIT LIONS „ Waived/injured WR Deontez Alexander. Signed WR Dom Williams. Removed DE Cornelius Washington from the non-football injury list. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Restored G Jeremy Vujnovich from the PUP list. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ Signed WR Eric Decker. NEW YORK GIANTS„ Waived DB Kenneth Durden. Signed DB Leonard Johnson. NEW YORK JETS „ Signed DL Kendall Reyes. Waived/ injured DL Shaneil Jenkins. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Placed S Johnathan Cyprien on injured reserve. Waived/injured DL Connor Flagel. Agreed to terms with OT Laurence Gibson. Removed TE Phillip Supernaw from the PUP list.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueDALLAS STARS „ Signed C Gemel Smith to a one-year contract.SOCCERMajor League SoccerLOS ANGELES FC „ Signed D Danilo Silva on a “ ve-month loan from Internacional (Serie A-Brazil). NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION „ Signed D Michael Mancienne on free transfer from Nottingham Forest (Championship League-England). ORLANDO CITY SC „ Traded M Justin Meram to Columbus for targeted allocation money and an international roster slot. TORONTO FC „ Traded an international roster slot to Los Angeles FC for general allocation money. PRO FOOTBALL NFL PRESEASONAll times EasternAMERICAN CONFERENCEEAST W L T PCT. PF PA Buffalo 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Miami 0 0 0 .000 0 0 New England 0 0 0 .000 0 0 N.Y. Jets 0 0 0 .000 0 0 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Indianapolis 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Jacksonville 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Tennessee 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Baltimore 1 0 0 1.000 17 16 Cincinnati 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Cleveland 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Pittsburgh 0 0 0 .000 0 0 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Denver 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Kansas City 0 0 0 .000 0 0 L.A. Chargers 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Oakland 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Dallas 0 0 0 .000 0 0 N.Y. Giants 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Philadelphia 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Washington 0 0 0 .000 0 0 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Atlanta 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Carolina 0 0 0 .000 0 0 New Orleans 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Chicago 0 1 0 .000 16 17 Detroit 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Green Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Minnesota 0 0 0 .000 0 0 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Arizona 0 0 0 .000 0 0 L.A. Rams 0 0 0 .000 0 0 San Francisco 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Seattle 0 0 0 .000 0 0Thursdays Game Hall of Fame GameBaltimore 17, Chicago 16WEEK 1 Thursday, Aug. 9Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Jacksonville, 7 p.m. Cleveland at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m. Chicago at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Carolina at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Miami, 7 p.m. L.A. Rams at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m. Washington at New England, 7:30 p.m. Tennessee at Green Bay, 8 p.m. Houston at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Indianapolis at Seattle, 10 p.m. Dallas at San Francisco, 10 p.m.Friday, Aug. 10Atlanta at N.Y. Jets, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 11Minnesota at Denver, 9 p.m. L.A. Chargers at Arizona, 10 p.m. SCOREBOARDAUTO RACING 10 a.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, GoBowling at The Glen, practice, at Watkins Glen, N.Y. 11:30 a.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Zippo 200, qualifying, at Watkins Glen, N.Y. 1 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, GoBowling at The Glen, “ nal practice, at Watkins Glen, N.Y. 3 p.m. NBC „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Zippo 200, at Watkins Glen, N.Y. 6:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, GoBowling at The Glen, qualifying, at Watkins Glen, N.Y. BASEBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 „ Senior League World Series, championship game, at Easley, S.C. BOXING 5:30 p.m. FS2 „ Premier Champions, Marcus Browne vs. Lenin Castillo, light heavyweights, at Uniondale, N.Y. 7:30 p.m. FOX „ Premier Champions, Devon Alexander vs. Andre Berto, welterweights; Peter Quillin vs. JLeon Love, super middleweights, at Uniondale, N.Y. 10 p.m. HBO „ Sergey Kovalev vs. Eleider Alvarez, for Kovalevs WBO light heavyweight title; Dmitry Bivol vs. Isaac Chilemba, for Bivols WBA light heavyweight title, at Atlantic City, N.J. DRAG RACING 10 p.m. FS1 „ NHRA, Northwest Nationals, qualifying, at Seattle (same-day tape) GOLF 7 a.m. GOLF „ Ricoh Womens British Open, third round, at Lytham, England 11 a.m. NBC „ Ricoh Womens British Open, third round, at Lytham, England Noon GOLF „ PGA Tour & WGC, Bridgestone Invitational, third round, at Akron, Ohio 2 p.m. CBS „ PGA Tour & WGC, Bridgestone Invitational, third round, at Akron, Ohio GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Fiji International, third round, at Natadola, Fiji (same-day tape) 4 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, 3M Championship, second round, at Blaine, Minn. 6 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Barracuda Championship, third round, at Reno, Nev. HORSE RACING 1:30 p.m. FS2 „ Saratoga Live, Longines Test Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 5 p.m. NBCSN „ Breeders Cup Challenge Series, Whitney Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB „ San Diego at Chicago Cubs 4 p.m. FS1 „ N.Y. Yankees at Boston 6 p.m. SUN „ Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. FS1 „ L.A. Angels at Cleveland FS-Florida „ Miami at Philadelphia 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Houston at L.A. Dodgers OR Detroit at Oakland (games joined in progress)MIXED MARTIAL ARTS 8 p.m. FX UFC 227, prelims, at Los Angeles NBA BASKETBALL 11 a.m. ESPN2 „ NBA Africa Game 2018, Team Africa vs. Team World, at Pretoria, South Africa.NFL FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN & NFL „ Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony, at Canton, Ohio SOCCER 2 p.m. ESPN „ International Champions Cup, Internazionale vs. Olympique Lyonnais, at Lecce, Italy 4 p.m. ESPN „ MLS, Toronto at Atlanta United 6 p.m. ESPN2 „ International Champions Cup, Real Madrid vs. Juventus, at Landover, Md. 8 p.m. ESPNEWS „ International Champions Cup, AC Milan vs. Barcelona, at Santa Clara, Calif. 10 p.m. FS2 „ Liga MX, Primera Division, Monterrey vs. Queretaro SOFTBALL 4 p.m. ESPNEWS „ Junior League World Series, championship game, at Kirkland, Wash. TENNIS 4 p.m. ESPN2 „ WTA Tour & U.S. Open Series, Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, “ rst semi“ nal, at San Jose, Calif. 10 p.m. ESPN2 „ WTA Tour & U.S. Open Series, Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, second semi“ nal, at San Jose, Calif.WNBA BASKETBALL 3 p.m. NBA „ Indiana at New York SPORTS ON TV 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.

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C4 Saturday, August 4, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Cliff BruntAssociated PressOhio State coach Urban Meyer is on administrative leave as the school investigates claims his wife knew about allegations of domestic violence against former Buck-eyes assistant Zach Smith, who was fired last week. Co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day will run the team during the investigation. Here are some of the coaches who took interim roles at prominent programs after scandals and how they fared:JIM GROBE, BAYLOR, 2016Grobe, a former Wake Forest head coach, came out of retirement after Art Briles was fired following a sexual abuse scandal at the school. Grobe led the team to a 6-6 regular-season finish and a spot in the Cactus Bowl. The Bears defeated favored Boise State 31-12 to give the Bears a winning season. Grobe stead-fastly said he had no interest in returning for another year and he headed back into retirement.CLAY HELTON, USC, 2015Helton took the interim role in 2015 following Steve Sarki-sians in-season dismissal. Heltons 5-2 run as a fill-in got him hired as the full-time head coach. He has gone 21-6 the past two seasons, and the Trojans won the Pac-12 title last season. Helton was rewarded in February with a contract extension through 2023.JOHN L. SMITH, ARKANSAS, 2012Smith stepped in after Bobby Petrino was fired fol-lowing a motorcycle accident that led to revelations of an affair with a female employee. The former Michigan State coach couldnt right the Razorbacks, who stumbled to a 4-8 record after starting the season with top 10 aspirations.TOM BRADLEY, PENN STATE, 2011Bradley took over after Joe Paterno was fired nine games into the season amid the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. Bradley went 1-3 to close the season, with the win coming against Ohio State. The Nittany Lions lost to Houston in the Ticket City Bowl, and Bradley left after he was not hired by new coach Bill OBrien. He is now the defensive backs coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers.LUKE FICKELL, OHIO STATE, 2011Fickell took over as interim coach while Jim Tressel served a five-game suspension as the NCAA investigated a tattoo parlor scandal. Tressel resigned after those five games, and Fickell led the team to a 6-6 regular-season record. Fickell kept his job as an assistant when Meyer took over, and he was the defensive coordinator when the Buck-eyes won the national title in 2014. Fickell is now the head coach at Cincinnati, which went 4-8 last season.EVERETT WITHERS, NORTH CAROLINA, 2011North Carolina fired Butch Davis in July 2011 amid an NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct. Withers, the defensive coordinator and secondary coach, led the team to a 7-6 record. The Tar Heels hired current coach Larry Fedora away from Southern Mississippi. Withers is now the head coach at Texas State.MIKE SHULA, ALABAMA, 2003Shula took over for Mike Price, who was fired after a well-publicized night at a Florida strip club before he even coached a game for the Crimson Tide. Alabama went 4-9 that season under Shula, 6-6 in 2004 and 10-2 in 2005. Shula was fired after a 6-6 campaign in 2006. He has been an assistant in the NFL with Jacksonville and Carolina, and currently is the New York Giants offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.GALEN HALL, FLORIDA, 1984Florida hired Hall as offen-sive coordinator in 1984, but three games into the season, head coach Charley Pell was fired after an NCAA investigation alleged more than 100 violations. Hall went 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the South-eastern Conference and led the Gators to their first-ever con-ference title. Florida removed the interim tag, and Hall went 9-1-1 in 1985. The penalties depleted the program, and Florida never won more than six games under Hall again. He resigned midway through the 1989 season after he acknowl-edged violating NCAA rules.OSUs Day the latest interim coach tapped amid troubleBaylor acting coach Jim Grobe watches from the sidelines during a game against SMU on Sept. 10, 2016, in Waco, Texas. Grobe, a former Wake Forest coach, came out of retirement to lead Baylor after Art Briles was “ red following a sexual abuse scandal at the school. [AP PHOTO/LM OTERO, FILE] knew her, which the player denied. Watkins replied, If you dont say the truth, Ill kill her,Ž according to the report.After ending the call, Wat-kins pinned the woman to a bed, the report said, and knocked his head against her head, saying Im tired of you playing with me.ŽWatkins continued to strike the woman while questioning her about the other player, before calling the player again and threatening to beat him up, the report states.Watkins continued the assault on the woman, pin-ning her to the bed again, the report says. He wrapped his hands around her neck and choked her three times, once for 15 seconds and twice for about eight seconds.She asked to leave, but Watkins then confined her to the room by standing in the doorway and blocking the exit, according to the report. The woman sprayed mace in his face and fled.Watkins chased her out the door and down the stairs, according to the report. He then threw a wooden brush, hitting her left hand, and a container of hair grease that also struck her hand.After meeting with investi-gators, the woman requested a complaint withdrawal form and did not intend to pursue charges against Watkins. But based on their eightmonth relationship, the case was classified as domestic violence and police said the complaint withdrawal could not be honored.While meeting with UPD investigators, Watkins story changed multiple times,Ž the report says, and he originally claimed the other player was not involved. Once investigators mentioned looking up Watkins phone history, Watkins acknowledged he might have FaceTimed (the other player) multiple times.ŽWatkins told police he has known the woman since high school but that he was not with her on July 20 when the alleged assault occurred, and that the two were not in a relationship in any way.ŽBut, under further question-ing, Watkins told investigators she was two months pregnant and that he likely was the father.During the ride to jail, Watkins continued telling investigators the other player and the woman were sleeping together, even though he had not seen them together and had no proof, the report said.Watkins alleged the other player does voodooŽ and has been doing voodoo on Watkins for some time, including making his phone screen crash,Ž the report said.Investigators also met with Watkins roommate, who was also on the football team, who informed investigators it was common for Watkins and the woman to get into altercations, although he did not recall the July 20 incident.Watkins was released from the Alachua County jail July 25 on a $40,000 bond. He has entered a not guilty plea and hired Ocala-based lawyer James P. Tarquin.State Attorney Bill Cervone said his office is in the process of interviewing witnesses. We have the case against him,Ž he said. Thats an ongoing investigation.Ž WATKINSFrom Page C1 chance to win at Firestone two years ago, didnt make as many as he would have liked. He still had a 66 playing in the same group with Woods, and joined Kyle Stanley (68) two shots behind the leaders.McIlroy was another shot behind after a finishing a day of frustration with two birdies. He was in position to make bird-ies, especially after a 380-yard drive he launched at the 482-yard eighth hole left him only a sand wedge in. It came up short, rolled down a slope and left him 45 feet away. He blasted a 319-yard drive down the middle at the 10th, only to hit sand wedge just over the green and made bogey.His finish began with a tee shot on the 17th hole that landed closer to the 16th fairway. His approach went into the front bunker, and he holed out for birdie. Then, he stuffed one on the 18th for another short birdie and a 67.An adventure to say the least,Ž McIlroy said. I was 1 under standing on the 17th tee and I think if I had to finish 1 under, it would have felt like the worst I could have shot today. So to get those two birdies on the last two holes is obviously very nice and gets a couple closer to the lead.Ž Woods opened with a bogey, bounced back with three bird-ies over his next four holes and looked like he might make a move with his birdie on the 12th. Two holes later, he faced such an awkward lie from the top collar of a bunker that he wasnt sure how to stand or how hard to hit it. He hit it too hard, through the green, made bogey and missed birdie chances coming in.This is only the fourth time he has been five shots or closer going into the weekend this year, but there are plenty of others around him. Also five shots back were Jon Rahm, of Spain, who had a sloppy finish for a 70, Tony Finau (68) and Players champion Webb Simp-son (65).The only regret for Thomas was a mistake that didnt cost him as much as it could have. He was in the rough off the tee at the par-5 16th and still had some 284 yards to reach the green, with a pond in front. The distance wasnt an issue, but Thomas said later that odds were against him making a birdie, and the safer route would have been to lay up and rely on his wedge.He hit 3-wood too far right and into the water.We were lucky to get upand-down for 6, but that was a stupid decision,Ž Thomas.The rest of his game, especially with the putter, was sharp.It was definitely one of the better putting days Ive had in a while,Ž Thomas said. I just hit a lot of quality putts. Thats whats most important. Ive had days where Ive missed more but putted better. ... To me, thats not as frustrating as what I was doing yesterday „ just hitting bad putts.Ž GOLFFrom Page C1 Ive got to make sure to keep reiterating to them is not trying to make plays to maybe win the job,Ž Mullen said. As a guy youre thinking, Im going to go out, Im compet-ing, Im going to win this job. Watch to see all the plays I can throw, because great quar-terbacks make unspectacular plays.I want to see you consistently make the unspec-tacular play. That doesnt always compute for young people. Thats the whole deal.They need to get into, I dont have to make a big play. I have to manage the game and be consistent in our perfor-mance. Keep reminding them to do that. They dont have to make a big play to win the job. Whoever is the most consis-tent guy is going to (win it).ŽAt the teams media day Thursday, Mullen said that Franks has a tremendousŽ skill set, has great athletic ability, a strong arm and the ability to make big plays, but needs to become more consistent. Mullen broke down Trasks game after Fridays practice.One of the things that I do like that Kyle does is hes very conscious about trying to do what we ask him to do,Ž Mullen said. Hes got great size within the pocket. He does a great job of staying tall in the pocket and seeing whats going on to be able to distribute the ball. Hes got a bunch of arm talent.The one great thing that he showed, too, is hes not Michael Vick back there run-ning around. But hes a very willing runner and he runs physical as a big guy. Hes more than capable to doing everything we need him to do to be really successful at it.ŽThe quarterbacks traditionally wear non-contact jerseys in practice. In Mullens offense, though, the quarter-back can be a featured runner at times, and that means at some point in preseason camp, the QBs will be going live to see how they execute that aspect of the offense.Mullen said that overall its going to be a physical camp for everybody at times. But it wont be over the top.Thats a fine line,Ž he said. Well be very physical at times during camp, and we wont be at other times. I want to make sure we have a certain physical and mental toughness to us when we go out there, that were going to be a very physical football team how we play.I love being a physical football team. I love people after games to know that they played Florida and just say, Well, thats a little different, those kids are a little different when you have to play those games. ŽNOTE: Mullen said practices will be closed to the public throughout camp. Were kind of in a different mindset of getting ready for the season,Ž he said. Were going to be kind of closed down, where in the spring its a lot of developmental things going on (and the fans were able to watch a few practices). Weve got to have that hunker-down, bunker, get-ready-prep-for-the-season mentality.Ž GATORSFrom Page C1University of Florida players run drills during the “ rst practice of fall on Friday in Gainesville. [LAUREN BACHO/GATEHOUSE MEDIA]

PAGE 17 | Saturday, August 4, 2018 C5AMERICAN LEAGUENATIONAL LEAGUEEAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Boston 76 34 .691 „ „ 7-3 W-1 39-15 37-19 New York 68 39 .636 6 „ 5-5 L-2 38-16 30-23 Tampa Bay 56 53 .514 19 7 6-4 W-3 32-20 24-33 Toronto 49 59 .454 26 14 3-7 W-1 27-28 22-31 Baltimore 33 76 .303 42 30 5-5 L-1 20-35 13-41 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 Oakland 64 46 .582 5 „ 7-3 W-3 29-22 35-24 Seattle 63 46 .578 5 4-6 L-3 35-22 28-24 Los Angeles 54 56 .491 15 10 4-6 L-4 29-28 25-28 Texas 47 63 .427 22 17 5-5 W-1 21-34 26-29 EAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Philadelphia 60 48 .556 „ „ 5-5 W-2 35-18 25-30 Atlanta 58 47 .552 „ 5-5 W-4 28-23 30-24 Washington 55 53 .509 5 4 6-4 W-3 26-25 29-28 Miami 46 64 .418 15 14 3-7 L-3 26-31 20-33 New York 44 62 .415 15 14 4-6 L-3 21-34 23-28 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Chicago 63 46 .578 „ „ 5-5 W-1 34-20 29-26 Milwaukee 63 49 .563 1 „ 6-4 L-2 33-21 30-28 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 61 .440 15 12 5-5 L-3 26-31 22-30 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Los Angeles 61 49 .555 „ „ 5-5 W-2 30-26 31-23 Arizona 60 50 .545 1 6-4 L-1 28-27 32-23 Colorado 58 50 .537 2 1 5-5 L-2 27-24 31-26 San Francisco 56 54 .509 5 4 5-5 W-4 32-22 24-32 San Diego 43 69 .384 19 18 2-8 L-1 20-36 23-33 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLCUBS 5, PADRES 4SAN DIEGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Margot cf 5 0 0 0 0 1 .251 Ellis c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .292 c-Hedges ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .242 Renfroe rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .232 Hosmer 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .250 Villanueva 3b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .225 Lyles p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Galvis ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 .240 Pirela 2b 3 1 0 0 1 1 .253 Ross p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .158 Stock p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Spngnbrg ph-3b 2 1 2 1 0 0 .234 Jankowski lf 4 0 2 1 0 1 .253 TOTALS 35 4 8 3 2 8 CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Rizzo 1b 4 1 3 1 0 0 .263 Zobrist 2b 3 0 0 2 0 0 .307 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 Rosario p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 Kintzler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Strop p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Heyward rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .277 Baez ss-2b 3 2 2 1 1 0 .299 Happ cf-lf 3 0 0 1 0 1 .243 Schwarber lf 3 0 2 0 0 0 .246 Edwards Jr. p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Russell ss 1 0 1 0 0 0 .266 Caratini c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .272 Quintana p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .027 a-Almora ph-cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .300 La Stella 3b 1 2 1 0 1 0 .283 Bote 3b 2 0 0 0 0 2 .310 TOTALS 32 5 10 5 2 4 SAN DIEGO 000 100 012„4 8 0 CHICAGO 011 010 11X„5 10 1 a-grounded out for Quintana in the 6th. b-singled for Stock in the 8th. c-struck out for Ellis in the 9th. E„Cishek (1). LOB„San Diego 7, Chicago 7. 2B„Spangenberg (6). 3B„Baez (7). HR„ Villanueva (20), off Quintana; Baez (23), off Ross; Rizzo (16), off Stock. RBIs„Villanueva (45), Jankowski (12), Spangenberg (18), Rizzo (71), Zobrist 2 (42), Baez (84), Happ (32). SF„Zobrist, Happ. S„Ellis. Runners left in scoring position„San Diego 2 (Villanueva 2); Chicago 3 (Happ 2, Bote). RISP„San Diego 1 for 6; Chicago 0 for 5. Runners moved up„Jan kowski, Heyward. GIDP„Caratini. DP„San Diego 1 (Galvis, Ross, Hosmer). SAN DIEGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Ross, L, 6-9 5 6 3 3 2 2 95 4.45 Stock 2 1 1 1 0 1 20 3.95 Lyles 1 3 1 1 0 1 18 4.29 CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Quintana, W, 10-7 6 4 1 1 0 6 94 4.12 Edwards Jr., H, 15 1 2 1 0 0 1 16 2.62 Cishek, H, 14 .2 0 0 0 0 0 12 1.98 Rosario 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 1.97 Kintzler, H, 16 .1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3.45 Strop, S, 6-9 1 2 2 2 1 1 26 2.86 Edwards Jr. pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Rosario pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored„Cishek 2-1, Rosario 2-0, Kintzler 3-0. T„3:06. A„40,894 (41,649).BOX SCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSCubs 5, Padres 4: Javier Baez tied his career high with his 23rd home run and took over the National League lead with 84 RBIs, helping Chicago defeat San Diego. Jose Quintana (10-7) allowed one run and four hits in six innings, leaving with a 3-1 lead. LATE Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay L.A. Angels at Cleveland N.Y. Yankees at Boston Baltimore at Texas Kansas City at Minnesota Detroit at Oakland Toronto at Seattle Cincinnati at Washington Miami at Philadelphia St. Louis at Pittsburgh Atlanta at N.Y. Mets Colorado at Milwaukee San Francisco at Arizona Houston at L.A. DodgersTODAYS PITCHING COMPARISONNATIONAL LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA San Diego Lucchesi (L) 5-6 3.74 6-10 1-2 13.2 5.93 Chi. Cubs Hendricks (R) 2:20p 7-9 3.97 9-13 1-1 16.2 4.32 Miami Urena (R) 3-10 4.40 6-15 1-1 14.0 6.43 Philadelphia E” in (R) 7:05p 7-3 3.64 8-6 0-1 13.0 6.92 St. Louis Gomber (L) 1-0 3.22 1-0 0-0 6.1 2.84 Pittsburgh Nova (R) 7:05p 6-6 4.33 12-8 1-0 16.1 3.31 Cincinnati Harvey (R) 5-6 5.13 10-8 1-1 13.2 7.24 Washington Hellickson (R) 7:05p 4-2 3.59 9-6 1-1 15.2 4.02 Atlanta Gausman (R) 5-8 4.43 6-15 1-2 16.2 6.48 N.Y. Mets Wheeler (R) 7:10p 5-6 4.11 8-12 3-0 20.2 2.61 Colorado Anderson (L) 6-3 3.69 10-12 0-0 19.1 3.26 Milwaukee Peralta (R) 7:10p 4-2 3.61 6-3 0-1 13.2 7.24 San Francisco Suarez (L) 4-6 4.11 8-10 1-1 16.2 5.94 Arizona Buchholz (R) 8:10p 4-1 2.65 5-4 3-0 17.1 2.08AMERICAN LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA N.Y. Yankees Adams (R) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Boston Eovaldi (R) 4:05p 4-4 3.80 4-7 1-1 15.2 5.17 CWS Rodon (L) 3-3 3.24 3-6 2-0 22.2 1.59 Tampa Bay Snell (L) 6:10p 12-5 2.27 12-8 2-1 17.2 2.04 Kansas City Smith (R) 1-2 6.00 1-3 1-2 12.1 6.57 Minnesota Berrios (R) 7:10p 10-8 3.56 12-10 1-1 17.2 4.58 L.A. Angels Pena (R) 1-2 5.23 3-4 0-2 10.1 8.71 Cleveland Kluber (R) 7:10p 13-6 2.79 13-9 1-2 18.2 4.82 Baltimore Bundy (R) 7-9 4.53 8-12 1-1 16.0 7.31 Texas Minor (L) 8:05p 7-6 4.73 9-11 1-1 13.2 5.93 Detroit Zimmermann (R) 4-3 4.56 7-7 0-3 14.2 7.98 Oakland Jackson (R) 9:05p 2-2 3.32 5-2 1-1 16.1 4.41 Toronto Estrada (R) 4-8 4.90 8-10 0-1 9.1 8.68 Seattle Paxton (L) 10:10p 9-4 3.42 13-8 1-2 14.2 4.30INTERLEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Houston McCullers Jr. (R) 10-6 4.06 13-8 0-3 13.2 9.22 L.A. Dodgers Maeda (R) 9:10p 7-6 3.48 8-10 1-1 17.1 4.67 KEY: TEAM REC-Teams Record in games started by todays pitcher. THIS DATE IN BASEBALLAUG. 4 1884: Pud Galvin pitched the most lopsided no-hitter in major league history as the Buffalo Bisons routed the Detroit Wolverines 18-0. It is the second career no-hitter for Galvin. 1910: Jack Coombs of the Philadelphia As and Ed Walsh of the Chicago White Sox hooked up in a 16-inning scoreless tie. Coombs struck out 18 and allowed three hits. 1929: The Cleveland Indians, down to their last out trailing 6-5, scored nine runs in the ninth inning for a 14-6 victory over the New York Yankees. 1945: Bill Salkeld of Pittsburgh hit for the cycle in a 6-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Pirate catcher went 5 for 5 and drove in all “ ve runs. 1945: Bostons Tom McBride became the third player to drive in six runs in an inning as the Red Sox pounded Washington 15-4. McBride had a basesloaded double and triple during the Red Soxs 12-run fourth inning. 1953: New Yorks Vic Raschi set a record for a pitcher by driving in seven runs in a 15-0 win over the Detroit Tigers. Raschi singled in two in the second inning, doubled in three in the third, and singled home the last two in the eighth. 1963: New Yorks Mickey Mantle, batting for the “ rst time in two months after breaking his left foot, hit a pinch home run as the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-10 for a split of a doubleheader. 1973: John Briggs of the Milwaukee Brewers went 6-for-6 in a 9-4 win over the Cleveland Indians. 1982: Joel Youngblood became the “ rst player in major league history to play and get a base hit for STATISTICAL LEADERSAMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING: Betts, Boston, .346; Altuve, Houston, .329; Martinez, Boston, .327; Machado, Los Angeles, .315; Segura, Seattle, .311; Trout, Los Angeles, .309; Duffy, Tampa Bay, .306; Simmons, Los Angeles, .304; Ramirez, Cleveland, .301; Benintendi, Boston, .299. RUNS: Lindor, Cleveland, 92; Betts, Boston, 87; Trout, Los Angeles, 82; Martinez, Boston, 78; Ramirez, Cleveland, 77; Benintendi, Boston, 75; Bregman, Houston, 73; Segura, Seattle, 72; Springer, Houston, 72; Judge, New York, 70. RBI: Martinez, Boston, 90; Davis, Oakland, 84; Ramirez, Cleveland, 78; Encarnacion, Cleveland, 76; Bregman, Houston, 71; Haniger, Seattle, 69; Lowrie, Oakland, 68; Cruz, Seattle, 67; Lindor, Cleveland, 67; 2 tied at 66. HITS: Altuve, Houston, 134; Segura, Seattle, 130; Martinez, Boston, 129; Rosario, Minnesota, 128; Lindor, Cleveland, 126; Betts, Boston, 122; Merri“ eld, Kansas City, 121; Castellanos, Detroit, 120; 3 tied at 119. HOME RUNS: Martinez, Boston, 32; Ramirez, Cleveland, 32; Trout, Los Angeles, 30; Davis, Oakland, 29; Cruz, Seattle, 28; Gallo, Texas, 27; Lindor, Cleveland, 27; Judge, New York, 26; Betts, Boston, 25; Stanton, New York, 25. STOLEN BASES: Gordon, Seattle, 26; Ramirez, Cleveland, 25; Merri“ eld, Kansas City, 24; Anderson, Chicago, 21; Betts, Boston, 21; Trout, Los Angeles, 21; Benintendi, Boston, 20; Smith, Tampa Bay, 20; DeShields, Texas, 18; 2 tied at 16. 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. NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING: Yelich, Milwaukee, .321; Dickerson, Pittsburgh, .318; Markakis, Atlanta, .316; Freeman, Atlanta, .315; Gennett, Cincinnati, .314; Arenado, Colorado, .308; Realmuto, Miami, .307; Almora, Chicago, .300; Suarez, Cincinnati, .300; Cain, Milwaukee, .299. RUNS: Blackmon, Colorado, 81; Albies, Atlanta, 77; Yelich, Milwaukee, 75; Arenado, Colorado, 72; Carpenter, St. Louis, 70; Baez, Chicago, 69; Harper, Washington, 69; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 68; Turner, Washington, 68; Pham, Tampa Bay, 67. RBI: Baez, Chicago, 84; Suarez, Cincinnati, 83; Arenado, Colorado, 80; Aguilar, Milwaukee, 77; Hoskins, Philadelphia, 71; Rizzo, Chicago, 71; Story, Colorado, 70; Freeman, Atlanta, 69; 3 tied at 67. HITS: Markakis, Atlanta, 130; Freeman, Atlanta, 129; Gennett, Cincinnati, 125; Albies, Atlanta, 122; Castro, Miami, 122; Yelich, Milwaukee, 121; Anderson, Miami, 120; Arenado, Colorado, 120; 3 tied at 119. HOME RUNS: Arenado, Colorado, 28; Aguilar, Milwaukee, 26; Carpenter, St. Louis, 26; Harper, Washington, 26; Suarez, Cincinnati, 25; Muncy, Los Angeles, 24; Baez, Chicago, 23; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 23; Hoskins, Philadelphia, 22; Blackmon, Colorado, 21. STOLEN BASES: Turner, Washington, 30; 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. ERA: deGrom, New York, 1.82; Scherzer, Washington, 2.33; Nola, Philadelphia, 2.35; Mikolas, St. Louis, 2.75; Greinke, Arizona, 2.97; Foltynewicz, Atlanta, 3.04; Freeland, Colorado, 3.21; Lester, Chicago, 3.22; Newcomb, Atlanta, 3.23; Corbin, Arizona, 3.26. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer, Washington, 210; Corbin, Arizona, 166; deGrom, New York, 164; Greinke, Arizona, 148; Nola, Philadelphia, 142; Pivetta, Philadelphia, 141.THURSDAYS GAMES American League Tampa Bay 4, L.A. Angels 2 Chicago White Sox 6, Kansas City 4 Boston 15, N.Y. Yankees 7 Texas 17, Baltimore 8 Toronto 7, Seattle 3 National League St. Louis 3, Colorado 2 Washington 10, Cincinnati 4 Philadelphia 5, Miami 2 Atlanta 4, N.Y. Mets 2 San Diego 6, Chicago Cubs 1 L.A. Dodgers 21, Milwaukee 5 San Francisco 8, Arizona 1 Interleague None scheduled SUNDAYS GAMES American League Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Cleveland, 1:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Baltimore at Texas, 3:05 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Toronto at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 8:05 p.m. National League Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. Colorado at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. InterleagueFANTASY PLAYSDavid Fletcher 3B/SS, Los Angeles Angels, (7 percent owned in leagues): Fletcher is batting .340 in his last 12 games and has the ability to steal bases. Hes already eligible at third base and shortstop, but as the Angels new starting second baseman, Fletcher will likely soon be eligible at that position as well. Melky Cabrera OF, (4 percent): Cabrera has been producing since hes been given the opportunity to play every day. Hes batting .353 in his last 11 games. TOP TENAMERICAN LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Betts Bos 90 353 87 122 .346 Altuve Hou 104 407 64 134 .329 JMartinez Bos 103 395 78 129 .327 MMachado Bal 96 365 48 115 .315 Segura Sea 102 418 72 130 .311 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 Benintendi Bos 103 398 75 119 .299 NATIONAL LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Yelich Mil 96 377 75 121 .321 Dickerson Pit 91 346 50 110 .318 Markakis Atl 105 411 61 130 .316 FFreeman Atl 105 409 66 129 .315 Gennett Cin 105 398 65 125 .314 Arenado Col 102 390 72 120 .308 Realmuto Mia 81 322 54 99 .307 Almora ChC 102 320 50 96 .300 Suarez Cin 92 347 58 104 .300 Cain Mil 93 351 55 105 .299 Through Aug. 2Out at the plateChicago Cubs catcher Victor Caratini, right, tags out San Diego Padres Travis Jankowski during the eighth inning of Fridays game in Chicago. [JEFF HAYNES/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


C6 Saturday, August 4, 2018 | 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 FMAMJJ 2,760 2,820 2,880 S&P 500Close: 2,840.35 Change: 13.13 (0.5%) 10 DAYS 23,500 24,000 24,500 25,000 25,500 26,000 FMAMJJ 24,960 25,280 25,600 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,462.58 Change: 136.42 (0.5%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1648 Declined 1160 New Highs 98 New Lows 30 Vol. (in mil.) 2,991 Pvs. Volume 3,431 1,966 2,028 1168 1693 92 67 NYSE NASDDOW 25467.90 25325.17 25462.58 +136.42 +0.54% +3.01% DOW Trans. 11112.41 11030.64 11096.97 +41.76 +0.38% +4.57% DOW Util. 730.98 719.62 728.81 +6.87 +0.95% +0.75% NYSE Comp. 12955.77 12893.30 12953.36 +55.29 +0.43% +1.13% NASDAQ 7824.06 7783.30 7812.02 +9.33 +0.12% +13.16% S&P 500 2840.38 2827.37 2840.35 +13.13 +0.46% +6.24% S&P 400 2003.44 1991.64 2000.04 +5.11 +0.26% +5.23% Wilshire 5000 29554.33 29449.40 29554.14 +99.20 +0.34% +6.33% Russell 2000 1687.30 1668.35 1673.37 -8.73 -0.52% +8.98% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 30.13 39.80 32.27 +.42 +1.3 s s s -17.0 -11.6 6 2.00 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 145.20 144.68 +1.42 +1.0 s s s +45.1 +25.4 26 0.24 Amer Express AXP 83.97 104.24 100.79 +1.06 +1.1 t s s +1.5 +18.6 15 1.40 AutoNation Inc AN 38.59 62.02 47.26 +.93 +2.0 s t t -7.9 +18.9 12 ... Brown & Brown BRO 21.58 29.78 29.29 +.10 +0.3 r s s ... +32.8 27 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 46.62 +.44 +1.0 s s s +1.6 +4.6 88 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 35.41 +.77 +2.2 s s s -11.2 -11.7 17 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 76.27 112.81 108.88 +.11 +0.1 s t s +13.4 +31.8 22 3.00f Disney DIS 96.20 114.68 114.09 +1.34 +1.2 s s s +6.1 +5.3 16 1.68 Gen Electric GE 12.61 25.89 13.14 -.03 -0.2 s t t -24.8 -46.0 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 47.24 +1.50 +3.3 s s s -20.3 -14.9 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 111.72 170.54 162.38 -1.06 -0.6 s s s +14.6 +42.6 29 2.28 Home Depot HD 146.89 207.61 195.64 -.02 ... t s s +3.2 +32.6 25 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 147.70 +4.74 +3.3 s s s -3.7 +3.2 11 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 70.76 108.98 97.63 +.19 +0.2 t s s +5.0 +27.3 22 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 24.20 -.25 -1.0 s t t +30.8 +28.9 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 144.70 171.50 171.15 +1.70 +1.0 s s s +9.6 +18.3 13 4.44 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 116.30 +1.61 +1.4 s s s -3.0 +2.1 36 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 51.96 73.44 72.14 -.33 -0.5 t s s +11.7 +28.5 14 1.60 WalMart Strs WMT 77.50 109.98 89.60 +.84 +0.9 s s s -9.3 +12.8 21 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 26.14 +.46 +1.8 s s s -10.3 -18.0 33 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 BUSINESS By Marley JayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ U.S. stocks rose Friday after the Labor Department said hiring remained solid in July and strong quarterly earnings continued to boost the market.U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs last month, fewer than analysts expected. But the Labor Department said more jobs were added in May and June than it previously reported. That made up for the shortfall in July.There was little reaction to Chinas threat to put tariffs on $60 bil-lion in U.S. goods. Larger multinational companies climbed while smaller, U.S.-focused compa-nies lagged the rest of the market. Thats the opposite of what generally happens when investors are worried about trade tensions.Bond prices edged higher, sending yields lower. Food companies and other big-dividend stocks rose.Brad McMillan, chief investment officer for Commonwealth Financial Network, said the data show the economy is likely to keep expanding, but its not heating up in a way that would push the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more quickly.Thats exactly what the market wants to see,Ž he said. This report is right in the sweet spot.Ž The S&P 500 index rose 13.13 points, or 0.5 per-cent, to 2,840.35. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 136.42 points, or 0.5 percent, to 25,462.58. The Nasdaq composite rose 9.33 points, or 0.1 percent, to 7,812.01.The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks lost 8.73 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,673.37.The benchmark S&P 500 rose for the fifth week in a row. Some of those gains have been small, but thats the longest winning streak for the index this year.The slightly weak jobs report reflected the bank-ruptcy of Toys R Us and job cuts in local governments, which dragged down the hiring totals.Hourly wage growth remained modest in July, and inflation-adjusted wages are actually decreasing because infla-tion has gradually picked up. McMillan, of Commonwealth, said another reason for the slip is that companies are hiring people with lower educa-tion levels because there are more of those workers available. While low or stagnant wages are good for company profits and stock prices, it could pose a problem for the economy. A container ship is docked July 6 at a port in Qingdao, in eastern Chinas Shandong Province. [CHINATOPIX VIA AP] By Joe McDonaldThe Associated PressBEIJING „ China said Friday it is poised to impose retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals, if Wash-ington goes ahead with its latest trade threat.Chinas Finance Ministry accused the Trump adminis-tration of damaging the global economy after the U.S. proposed increasing duties on $200 billion of Chinese goods in the second round of a dis-pute over technology.China is forced to take countermeasures,Ž said a ministry statement. It said retaliatory duties of between 5 and 25 percent will be imposed on 5,207 products if the U.S. side persists in putting its tariff measures into effect.ŽWashington imposed 25 percent duties on $34 billion of Chinese goods on July 6 in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. Bei-jing retaliated by imposing similar charges on the same amount of U.S. products.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Friday that instead of retaliating, China should address longstanding concerns about its unfair trading practices.ŽA Chinese foreign ministry spokesman had earlier called on Washington to come to its sensesŽ and settle the dispute.Chinese leaders have offered to narrow their politically sen-sitive trade surplus with the United States by purchasing more American goods. But they have rejected changing technology development plans they see as a path to prosperity and global influence.Theres no end in sight, and the dispute could chill global trade and economic growth.Chinas new threat targeting a smaller amount of U.S. goods reflects the fact that Beijing is running out of products for retaliation due to its lopsided trade balance with the United States.Chinas imports from the United States last year totaled $153.9 billion. After the earlier tariffs $34 billion of U.S. goods, about $120 billion is available for retaliation. The highest penalties on the new list would be imposed on honey, vegetables, mushrooms and chemicals, targeting farm-ing and mining areas that supported President Donald Trump in the 2016 election.The new list includes prod-ucts as varied as snow blowers and 3-D printers, suggesting Chinese authorities are strug-gling to find enough imports their own economy can do without.Beijings earlier round of tariffs appeared designed to minimize the impact on the Chinese economy by targeting soybeans, whiskey and other goods available from Brazil, Australia and other suppliers.Trump initially proposed 10 percent tariffs on an addi-tional $200 billion of Chinese imports, but he told trade officials this week to consider raising that to 25 percent. It will be September at the earliest before the U.S. decides whether to impose those tariffs.Chinese authorities warned earlier that if the dispute escalated, they would adopt unspecified comprehensive measures.Ž That prompted concern among American companies that retaliation might expand to disrupting their operations in China.The United States and China have the worlds biggest trad-ing relationship but official ties are increasingly strained over complaints that Beijings technology development tac-tics hurt American companies.Ready to hit backMARKET WATCHDow 25,462.58 136.42 Nasdaq 7,812.02 9.33 S&P 2,840.35 13.13 Russell 1,673.37 8.73 NYSE 12,953.36 55.29COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,214.20 3.60 Silver 15.406 .077 Platinum 836.90 8.70 Copper 2.7535 .0265 Oil 68.49 0.47MARKET MOVERS€ Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.: Up $10.17 to $123.41 „ The video game publisher raised its annual forecasts after a strong “ rst quarter. € Symantec Corp.: Down $1.63 to $19.25 „ The software maker said billings from business customers fell short of its projections and lowered its forecasts.BRIEFCASELONDONAmazon pays $2.2M in tax in UK despite pro“ t surgeAmazon is facing criti-cism after its British tax bill fell to a mere 1.7 mil-lion pounds ($2.2 million) despite a big jump in sales and profits. Records show Amazon U.K. Services Ltd. faced a 2017 tax bill of 4.6 mil-lion pounds ($6 million) but paid the lower sum, deferring the rest.Its pre-tax profits for the period were 72.4 mil-lion pounds, almost triple the previous years 24.3 million pounds. Revenue rose to 1.99 billion pounds, from 1.46 billion pounds. BRUSSELSHeineken strikes deal to expand in ChinaHeineken, the worlds second-largest brewer, has struck a deal to expand in China, the worlds biggest beer market.Heineken said Friday it is buying a 40 percent stake in the company that controls Chinas big-gest beer maker, China Resources Beer. It will invest $3.1 billion for the stake and set up a venture.It says that Chinese drinkers are embracing imported beers and that CRB, a state-controlled company that produces the best-selling Snow lager, lacks a premium overseas brand. NEW YORKWalmart testing automated cartsWalmart is testing automated carts that retrieve bins of groceries from storage as it tries to speed up the process of packaging online orders to send out or bringing to customers at their cars.The company said Friday its working with Alert Innovation on the Alphabot, which its testing in Salem, New Hampshire. The Associated Press China announces $60B of US goods for tari retaliationStocks up as cos. that pay big dividends surgeBy Tom KrisherThe Associated PressDETROIT „ For all the drama surrounding the Trump administrations attempt to undo Obama-era fuel economy requirements, automakers are likely to stick to them until they get some answers.The administration on Thurs-day unveiled plans to freeze the requirements at 2020 levels through 2026, after which they will be revisited. That means the fleet of new vehicles would have to average about 30 miles per gallon in real-world driving from 2020 through the next six years. The previous fuel standards under President Barack Obama required about 37 mpg by 2025.But much remains in flux. The Trump administration likely will challenge Californias ability to set its own stricter standards that now match the ones under Obama, and depending on who wins, the U.S. could wind up with two gas mileage standards. It could take years for courts to settle the dispute, or both sides could negotiate one standard. Theres also the looming 2020 presidential election, which could upend the requirements again if a Democrat takes over. In the meantime, automakers arent sure what requirements they will have to meet in 2021, so most are proceeding as if the Obama-era requirements wont change. Theyre continuing to develop more efficient vehicles including electrics and hybrids.Wed like to get clarity as soon as we can,Ž General Motors President Dan Ammann said Friday on the sidelines of a cybersecurity conference in Detroit. Wed be very much behind one national standard that we can work to plan, to deploy capital against.ŽIn waiting for answers on gas mileage, automakers stick to Obama-era rules


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PAGE 25 | Saturday, August 4, 2018 E1 HOME DECORATINGPOP OF PRINCES PURPLEIn August 2017, the Pantone Color Institute came out with a purple hue, Love Symbol #2,Ž in honor of Prince, based on the color of one of his Yamaha pianos. And craveonline. com recently o ered places that could use a pop of purple in your home: € Front door: A bold greeting to visitors. € One wall: Add a vibrant, but subtle, pop of color. € Bed: Add color to a vintage headboard. € Bookshelf: Elevate a cheap bookshelf with a coat of paint. TIP OF THE WEEKKEEP PESTS AWAY FROM THE PARTYWith a few tips from Terminix, you can help keep your backyard the perfect place for all your celebrations. € Reduce standing water, which is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. € Inspect for wasp nests and contact a professional to remove them. € Keep outdoor surfaces clean. Mop up spills to avoid attracting pests like bees. REDESIGNSKITCHEN ADD-ON FOR IN-LAWSYou dont need existing drainage to create a kitchen in a mother-in-law suite, according to Sani o. You can still remodel without costly demolition, just add a modest kitchen setup using drain pump technology. It will pump wastewater away from a variety of sources such as a kitchen sink, laundry sink and washing machine. „ Brandpoint By Laura FirsztMore Content NowThe headlines are impressive: Noreaster literally blew the roof off!Ž 86-year-old had his roof blown off!Ž Roof blown off Kansas school!Ž When accompanied by video, theyre even more impressive „ downright frightening, in fact. Youre left wondering if this could happen to you ƒ and how to prevent it. Lets find out what happens when a roof is blown off. What happens when a roof blows o During a severe weather event, such as a tornado, thunderstorm, or hurricane, high-velocity winds cause shifts in air pressure, creating suction that can literally raise the roof.Ž Shingles or even the entire roof can be blown off as if lifted by giant hands. Although there have been cases where the roofing is temporarily lifted and then dropped right back down onto the house, usually it ends up being deposited nearby, potentially damaging vehicles, landscaping and more, as well as destroying the roofing material itself. Repair your roof If the wind has contented itself with taking off just a few shingles, consider yourself lucky. A small shingle replacement is usually a simple and relatively inexpensive roof repair. Dont delay, though, because even a small hole in the roof will lead to leakage and worse damage over time. In the case of larger-scale damage (more than 30 percent of the shingles are cracked or blown off), youll have to weigh whether roof repair or replacement is the better option. The age of your roof could be the deciding factor „ lifespan depends on the roofing material. If your whole roof has been blown off, you will need to evacuate your home and find a qualified roofer for immediate emergency roof repair. A missing roof will not only expose your furnishings to the elements but also weaken the structure of the entire building. Roo ng disaster prevention Maintain your roof. Inspecting the roof regularly for cracked, worn, curled, or missing shingles and signs of water damage will help reduce the risk of having your roof blown off. Replace the roof as it approaches the maximum lifespan for your particular type of roo“ ng material. Especially if you live in an area prone to severe winds, dont push your luck by trying to get a few more years out of the roof. Check that your roof is installed according to code or better. This is particularly important with an older roof because: 1) if previous homeowners installed it, you may not know whether they hired a reliable, licensed roofer and 2) local building codes change over time, and may be upgraded after a disaster. For example, Floridas post-Hurricane Matthew building code speci“ es closer spacing of roo“ ng nails to best keep roofs in place during severe weather. Seal your roof properly. Make sure that the edges of your roof are properly sealed with a roo“ ng cement to prevent galeforce winds from penetrating underneath and blowing off your shingles. Seal the decking, as well. Add roof clips. These galvanized steel clips will attach your roof to the rafters or trusses of your house to protect it from being blown off in wild weather. The clips come in uplift protection strengths ranging from 300-1500 pounds; choose which to install according to the hurricane danger in your locality. Install windproof sheathing. When you have a new roof installed, be sure that the sheathing used is windproof. This sheathing is a second line of defense,Ž which will protect against heavy winds even if the shingles themselves are blown away. Rope your roof down. If a hurricane is predicted to hit your home, anchor your roof even more tightly in place. Hold your roof down with a system of ropes, attached at both ends to concrete blocks on the ground. Do NOT open windows when a major windstorm is expected. Snopes has debunked the popular misconception that doing so will help equalize the indoor and outdoor pressure to prevent your roof blowing off. In fact, opening windows before a storm only exposes your home to more damage, from both wind and rain. Laura Firszt writes for Roof blown o During a severe weather event, such as a tornado, thunderstorm or hurricane, high-velocity winds cause shifts in air pressure, creating suction that can literally raise the roof.Ž [WIKIMEDIA COMMONS PHOTOS] Tips for prevention and making repairs after a severe weather event The power drill is probably the most misused tool in the home. It creates more damage because homeowners simply do not understand how to use it and the various bits properly. A drill is power in your hands, and it makes the difficult projects look easy „ but this is where you can get into big trouble. Wielding that power without knowledge can quickly destroy projects and materials, because it encourages action instead of thought. When handling a drill, know your project, measure twice, and know what you are drilling into. Millions of tables have been ruined because a homeowner drilled through a board, then drilled right through the items below it. If you dont understand what a drill chuck is and how it works on your drill, read the manual before using it. The drill chuck attaches the bit to the tool. In the old days, tools used chuckkeys that manually tightened bits. Today, most drills have automatic chuck systems, which use tension from reverse to tighten the bit. Never touch a moving bit and be careful „ that bit that just drilled through a hard object is probably hot enough to scorch your skin. There are basically three types of drills, and some can do all three jobs. A regular drill is for drilling holes and driving screws. A screw gun is primarily used for repetitious screw driving, such as in drywall installation. A hammer drill, which uses a drilling and thrusting motion, is used for solid, hard surfaces like concrete. Most handy homeowners probably have a drill that can be used as a screw gun with a bit change-out. Did you know that most new drills have a clutch? Drill users often dont know how to use the clutch on their drills, and so they constantly strip screw holes or over-bore holes. At the base of the drill motor itself is a movable collard with a numerical sequence such as 1-22 on it. This is your clutch, and it should be adjusted for the project youre working on. On most drills, the lower the number, the less torque, or power, the drill uses to do the job. With higher voltage drills with more power, clutches are very important to prevent damage to your project. If you are using a highervoltage, good quality drill with the clutch set at 22 (the highest level), there is little doubt you will strip the screw heads or bore them out of the hole, so that they will not hold. The drill will create too much torque for the screw to handle. On the other hand, if the clutch is set at 1 to drive a screw in hard pine, the drill will make a quick clicking sound that will prevent the bit from rotating. At that point, you need to adjust the clutch up to find the power it needs to drive the screw without stripping it. I have found with my drill that 8 is a great setting for most screws. Properly using the clutch will control the depth a screw is driven. To prevent cracks when putting screws in wood, drill a pilot hole. A pilot hole is a bore with a smaller drill bit than the screw to prevent wedging the wood apart. Next, use the correct drill bit. The primary bits are high-speed bits for wood, composites, metal and masonry. Using the wrong bit can damage items and overwork your drill. Plus, there are special bits, such as auger bits, spade bits, Forstner bits, counter-sink bits and hole saws that help create nicer projects when used correctly. Dont try to make a bit fit a project „ purchase the right bit. Don Magruder is the CEO of Ro-Mac Lumber & Supply Inc. He is also the host of the Around the House radio show heard every Monday at noon on My790AM WLBE in Leesburg.AROUND THE HOUSEGet to know your power drill before using it Don Magruder


E2 Saturday, August 4, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comHave I told you about our extension's vocational education program at the nearby federal prison? You know, FCC Coleman, just a few miles west of Okahumpka on the Sumter County side of the turnpike. Its the largest federal prison complex in the United States, with more than 7,000 inmates and 1,300 employees. Did you know that the U.S. incarcerates nearly fives times the rate of other westernized nations? Our nation has a recidivism rate of approximately 60 percent within three years of release. With the cost of incarceration at more than $30,000 per inmate, this all adds up to a big economic problem. The UF/IFAS Extension has found a way to help with vocational education. For about seven years now, we have had a contract with the Department of Justice to provide instruction in horticulture, an industry that needs a labor force and is open to hiring ex-offenders. With two, three-hour classes a day for six months of 15 students each, we train inmates of the lowsecurity facility in the Green Industries Best Management Practices and the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Associations Certified Horticulture Professional program. These certifications have clout in the landscape and horticulture industry as professional designations, and they open doors for a potential job seeker. Part of the training includes supervised handson work with raised-bed vegetable gardens, seed germination chambers, hydroponic salad greens and landscape beds in the compound. This exercise of nurturing plant growth and having hands in the soil is likely contributing to some improved mental health and well-being for our students as well as providing them with valuable experience. Two years ago, we added culinary arts training to our program. With classes in lowand medium-security and both penitentiaries, these students learn proper food handling, preparation techniques and nutrition, earning the applicable certifications desired by potential employers. Food service is also an industry that needs qualified labor and is open to hiring ex-offenders. We have added a training component for job-seeking skills. Specific training in resume writing, cover letter preparation and interviewing techniques get these students ready for the outside world. Once yearly, we conduct mock interviews, inviting green industry and culinary professionals to sit across the desk from the pretend applicant, ask the tough questions and provide feedback to the students. This event not only gives close to real-life practice for the inmate, but it often opens the eyes of the potential employers to the depth of knowledge and training of the students. One of my favorite events of the year is the graduation ceremony. In a room full of students and some of their family members, the sense of pride and accomplishment is palpable; tears, cheers and hugs ensue. Our education efforts play a part in potential rehabilitation „ sometimes it's truly life-changing. So, we track release dates for our graduates. With nearly 600 trained and about half of those released, we have not observed a recidivism rate (return to prison) above a singledigit percentage. And, we occasionally get that email or letter that tells of a true success story „ a job, a changed life, a new taxpaying, law-abiding citizen. Extension goes to prison for a good reason, dont you agree? Lloyd Singleton is a Florida-friendly landscaping agent at the UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension and the interim director at the Lake County Extension. Email THE EXTENSIONSociety bene ts as prisoners learn horticulture skillsHydroponic food production is among the skills taught to low-security inmates at the Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman. [SUBMITTED] Lloyd Singleton By Christopher IngrahamThe Washington PostA few weeks ago I noticed that my backyard bird feeder was running low on seed „ time for a refill. The feeder wasnt completely empty, however: At the bottom there remained a large pile of one particular type of seed that the local birds had evidently passed over in search of other, tastier morsels. The seed in question was round and reddish brown, about half the diameter of a pea, with a black dot at one end. It was familiar enough „ you see it in just about any bag of bird seed mix you can buy at the store „ but I realized I didnt know what it was, or why the birds wouldnt bother with it. A quick Google search brought a quick answer. The mystery seed was called milo, the grain harvested from the sorghum plant. In the United States, its typically used for livestock feed and ethanol production, but some of it goes to human and pet consumption as well. Its also a common ingredient in wild-bird seed mixes, including the one Id been pouring into my feeder. Theres just one problem: Most common backyard birds wont eat it. In its backyard bird feeding guide, for instance, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service notes that no birds appear to like it. Cornell Universitys Project FeederWatch, which recruits backyard birdwatchers to assist in annual bird population counts, recommends that feeders avoid mixtures that have a high percentage of less-appealing filler seeds such as red milo.Ž Even the Wild Bird Feeding Industry (WBFI), a trade group for bird seed manufacturers, warns on its website that seeds such as milo are less attractive to birds.Ž Unattractive as it may be, milo makes up the lions share of many inexpensive commercial bird seed mixes. In testing a number of seed mixes available at local stores, I found that in several of them, milo accounted for well over half of the mix by volume. In one, the proportion was nearly three-quarters. A number of common bird feeds,Ž in other words, are comprised primarily of an ingredient that most birds wont eat. To arrive at these numbers, I purchased six different commercial seed mixes from several retail outlets where I live in northern Minnesota, including a Walmart, the Tractor Supply and Hugos, a large grocery chain. I took tablespoon-sized samples from each one, separated each sample by seed type, and approximated the volume of each seed type using a set of common kitchen measuring spoons. Why many bird seed mixes are lled with stu birds wont eatBy Adrian HigginsThe Washington PostOnce the structural elements of a garden are built and the landscape is planted, it takes about five years for the plantings to have real presence and another five years or so for the garden to achieve an air of solid maturity. This is predicated on continual maintenance and adjustment, on mowing, watering, pruning, replanting and all the other aspects of cultivating a paradise. If you walk away, the process of decay is almost immediate. Even the most modest garden, thus, is a fragile and fleeting thing, and if neglected for years rather than just weeks, it submits wholly to the forces of nature. Shrubs grow rank, perennials peter out, trees expand and die, and any voids are filled with invaders from dandelions to monstrous vines. When paired with the corresponding decline of a vacant house, the scene can be romantic, sad, poignant or nostalgic, and often a blend of them all. For more than 20 years, Merideth Taylor has been bearing witness to old, fading buildings in St. Marys County, Maryland, where she lives. Most are small homes or farmsteads, empty and cloaked in a mantle of abandonment and decay. Contained in their flaking paint, sagging roofs and enveloping vines are the traces of lives that have been lived and the joys and sorrows of the people who once occupied them. These ghost voices,Ž as she calls them, have been captured in her book, Listening In: Echoes and Artifacts from Marylands Mother County.Ž Her images are accompanied by imagined narrative vignettes for each property, where fictional occupants speak to one another. The stories are drawn from oral histories that she has conducted, including those of African Americans whose not-too-distant forebears were sharecroppers. Their ancestors were slaves in the tobacco fields. Taylor is also a playwright and professor emerita of theater and dance at St. Marys College in St. Marys City, colonial Marylands original 17th-century capital. Many of the places in the book have a haunting quality about them that draws power from their dilapidation. They are typically small, built by the owners from simple materials, and seem to date to the 19th century and the first half of the 20th. They capture the culture of an essentially Southern agrarian community passing into history, a place where tobacco farmers and oystermen have given way to commuters and suburban tract housing. The countys economy today is shaped by Naval Air Station Patuxent River and its attendant defense contractors.Artist captures ghost voices of an abandoned past in bookAbandoned houses and other structures in St. Marys County, Md., form the subject of Listening In,Ž a book of images and stories by Merideth Taylor. Vines tug on houses like rapacious tropical lianas. [MERIDETH TAYLOR/ŽLISTENING INŽ/ GEORGE F. THOMPSON PUBLISHING AND THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PRESS.] HOME

PAGE 27 | Saturday, August 4, 2018 E3 By Elizabeth MayhewThe Washington PostThe promise of online shopping „ that virtually anything you want can be sent to you within a day or two „ is not true of many home items, and no item is it less true of than a sofa. Go to just about any furniture website and you will find that sofas have anywhere from a two-week to threemonth lead time, which is a long period to wait when you want that sofa now. Long lead times are a result of customization; most companies now sell only sofas that require some sort of customization „ fabric choice, arm style, leg color and size, to name a few. And once ordered, your sofa decisions are set in stone; custom orders are nonreturnable. Sofas with shorter lead times „ and the possibility of returning them „ do exist. Companies such as Crate and Barrel and RH (formerly Restoration Hardware) offer a limited range of quickshipŽ models. But those are upholstered in basic neutral fabrics, and shipping (if the item is available in your ZIP code) still takes a couple of weeks. If you arent satisfied you can usually return a quickship sofa, but it has to be within a 30-day period (you must contact Crate and Barrel within seven days) and you are often required to pay a restocking fee. To successfully purchase a sofa online, you should educate yourself on a few matters. Size: Your room will determine the sofas length; in general, your sofa should take up between one-third and one-half of the wall it sits against. If your friend has a sofa you think is comfortable, ask to take its measurements. Most important, make sure you measure the interior space of your homes doorways, passages and stairwells for delivery. Fabric: Online furniture companies typically offer free swatches, but there is usually a fiveto 10-swatch limit. Fabric colors can vary from one computer screen to another, so its a good idea to order a swatch before completing your order. Construction: When perusing online product descriptions, look for buzzwords such as eight-way, hand-tied steel springsŽ „ those are the strongest and most resilient springs available. Frames should be made from kiln-dried hardwoodŽ and be corner blockedŽ for stability. Also, look for mortise and tenonŽ joinery. Sofa cushion inserts will usually be down, polyester, foam or some combination of the three. To determine the stuffing that you find most comfortable, test various fills at a local store. I have assessed some of the most popular online furniture companies so that the market is easier for you to navigate. Heres how their sofas stack up.How to surf for the right sofa from the comfort of your homeBy Michele LernerThe Washington PostWhen your vacation home needs to be equally welcoming to a 30-person weekend reunion and to a retired couple seeking quiet beach days, a customdesigned home is more than a luxury, its a necessity. Oceans 11,Ž a home designed and built by Marnie Oursler, host of DIY Networks Big Beach Builds,Ž manages to be a peaceful retreat for two, as well as the place where the Eager family „ the retired patriarch and matriarch and their 11 children, along with spouses, partners and 23 grandchildren „ gather for New Years Eve. The Eagers wanted as many bedrooms as possible, so there are six bedrooms, including a bunk room for kids and a bunk room for adults, two guest rooms, plus two master suites,Ž said Oursler, chief executive of Marnie Custom Homes in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Beach houses, especially this one, need to have lots of space for entertaining and lots of space for three generations to get together. They need rooms that work for toddlers to people in their 70s.Ž Oursler, whose signature elements include builtin bunk beds and large kitchen islands that function as extra dining tables, designed this home with space for adults and kids to gather, as well as separate areas to accommodate the different activities that appeal to young children, college students and adults. Five years ago, Bill and Katie Eager of Ashburn, Virginia, who have four children ages 9 through 15, were thinking about buying a vacation home. About the same time, Bills father, a principal at St. Lukes Catholic School in McLean, Virginia, and St. Anthonys in Washington, D.C., was retiring. It was always my parents dream to retire and live at the beach, but their budget meant that the closer they got to the beach, the smaller the house,Ž said the younger Bill, who is vice president of the dealer business unit at Carfax. Most of the Eager siblings live in either the Washington area or Philadelphia, so Delawares Bethany Beach is convenient for all. Bill and Katie agreed with his parents to finance and share a house that needed renovation in Bethany. The location was great, close to the beach and a few blocks from town, but we found out that the flood laws meant we would lose the first floor of the house if we remodeled,Ž Bill said. We went on a beach house tour to get some ideas, and the two houses we loved most had been built by Marnie.Ž The Eagers deconstructed the original house and donated salvageable materials to Restore, project that sells home improvement items at a discount to support the nonprofits programs. We took the lead from a financial and design standpoint when we were building our house, but my parents handprint is on all the choices, and they use the house often,Ž Bill said. The elder Eagers, who devote their time to prison ministry retreats and other volunteer work, split their time between Bethany and an apartment in their oldest daughters home in Ashburn. The entire Eager clan held a contest to choose the name of their beach retreat. Oceans 11 refers to the house location and the 11 Eager siblings, as well as being a nod to the movies series of that name. A home by the sea thats always ready to welcome waves of guestsOne of the living rooms at the Eager familys vacation house in Bethany Beach, Del. [ANDRE CHUNG FOR THE WASHINGTON POST] HOME




DEAR ABBY: This is in response to "Crying Myself to Sleep" (June 2), who is having drastic mood swings, including crying, depression and anger. I experienced these, and it was not only horrible, but also scary. My doctors gured out my problem was caused by a hormonal imbalance. Since the body makes many different types of hormones, the doctors needed to nd out which one(s) were involved in the disturbance. Instead of going for psychological help rst, I suggest she go for physical testing. She should see her regular M.D., her gynecologist and an endocrinologist (a hormonal specialist) to discover exactly what's going on. If an imbalance isn't the cause, her doctor may suggest considering other options. If everything physical is ruled out, seek counseling. She should not give up on nding out the source of her problem. -BEEN THERE AND NOW DOING GREAT DEAR BEEN THERE: I'm pleased you're doing well and thank you for sharing. Many readers offered theories about what may be causing "Crying's" mood swings, and they are worth considering. Read on:DEAR ABBY: As a psychiatrist, I've had patients with similar complaints. Before she pursues therapy, I would recommend keeping a calendar/journal for a few months to note when the episodes occur. While people tend to identify events as "random," I have had patients who, once they kept track, realized the episodes were always a few days before the onset of their period. It is always wise to rule out a physical explanation before devoting time and energy to a psychological one. -GLEN IN TEXAS DEAR ABBY: My doctor recommended I keep a food and exercise diary along with documenting my mood swings. Before long "Crying" may see a connection to what she's eating/not eating. Many young women starve themselves until late in the day and then eat junk food, which can play havoc on their emotional state. Lifestyle changes and clean eating can help. -MELANIE IN COLORADO DEAR ABBY: All your suggestions to "Crying" were good, but she also needs to consult her doctor and have a complete blood workup done. She could very well be diabetic or have a low or high thyroid problem. Either one could cause her mood swings, and thyroid problems can cause a lot of symptoms that mimic other diseases. -LANELLE IN GEORGIA DEAR ABBY: In addition to the resources you included in your answer, there are also nonprot clinics called Federally Qualied Health Centers (FQHCs), which offer services regardless of a patient's ability to pay. I am a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and I work for such a clinic. We have counselors and therapists who could help someone like "Crying" get to the bottom of her problem. -DR. SANDRA V. DEAR CARING READERS: I want to thank you for reaching out to offer resources to "Crying Myself to Sleep." I hope they will help her to resolve her mood swings. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES DIVERSIONS Hormones may be to blame for unexpected mood swings TODAY IN HISTORY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SATURDAY, AUG. 4, 2018:This year you often share your dreams with one particular person. As a result of your sharing and the backand-forth exchange that ensues, youll make good choices. In fact, this year you could pull a white rabbit out of a black hat. Knowing what you want is instrumental to your success. If you are single, a concept of the type of relationship you want might be helpful in making the right choice. If you are attached, you work well as a team and will achieve an important goal. You both espouse this change. TAURUS can be challenging.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You might be weighing the pros and cons of an expenditure. You need to be careful with your budget. Once you start breaking your budget, you could be faced with having to make another expenditure and yet another. Use caution and good sense. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Pressure builds around a domestic issue or a matter involving real estate. You will not make a mistake if you discuss your options with the parties involved. The solution you opt to go with could have a wonderful outcome. Do some more research rst. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You dont feel as if you are in the loop. If you observe, you will pick up the essence of what is happening. At that point, you might be thrilled to be out of the loop. A respected friend might not be revealing the whole story, for his or her own purposes. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You might need to move in a new direction, especially if you listen to your friends. Recognize that dipping your toes in the water is not a problem, nor is trying out one or two of their suggestions. Give yourself the space to experience other tactics. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You might feel pressured to spend time with a loved one. Recognize that you can t only so much activity into your day, which means that youll need to make a choice. Be sure to make time to visit with an older relative today or in the near future. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You might not be sure of what you need to do. Get past a problem that seems to have no end in sight right now. Make a call. Get together with some friends. The more you visit with friends and loved ones, the less uptight you will be. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You might be a lot happier and easygoing than you realize. Listen to news, but do not make a judgment yet. Wait until the events suggested start occurring, then react. Keep to your budget, no matter what you do. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Others approach you before you can make the rst move. You might wonder what to do with all the invitations that could be dropped on you. Feel attered, but give a neutral response, unless you absolutely want to accept. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You could be overdoing things, and perhaps cannot deal with what is coming down your path. Be easier on yourself. Feel free to go off and take a long-needed and much-desired snooze. Your mood and energy could be radically transformed as a result. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You might want to nd out what is happening around you. By doing so, you could turn up where some of your friends spend their free time. Once the conversation starts owing, you could be surprised by all the news you are hearing. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Slow down and indulge a loved one or a roommate. Some quality time at home makes you feel a lot better than you have in quite a while. You might want to invite a friend or two over later in the day. Do not make anything difcult. Just go with the ow. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You have your choice of happenings to join. However, you might just want to do your own thing and explore a new spot or go for a day drive to get a change of scenery. You will opt to invite a loved one or dear friend along on your adventure. | Saturday, August 4, 2018 E5 TODAY IS SATURDAY, AUG. 4, the 216th day of 2018. There are 149 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On August 4, 1944, 15-yearold diarist Anne Frank was arrested with her sister, parents and four others by the Gestapo after hiding for two years inside a building in Amsterdam. (Anne and her sister, Margot, died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.) ON THIS DATE: In 1830, plans for the city of Chicago were laid out. In 1914, Britain declared war on Germany for invading Belgium; the United States proclaimed its neutrality in the mushrooming world conict. In 1936, Jesse Owens of the U.S. won the second of his four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics as he prevailed in the long jump over German Luz Long, who was the rst to congratulate him. In 1964, the bodies of missing civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney were found buried in an earthen dam in Mississippi. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter signed a measure establishing the Department of Energy. In 1987, the Federal Communications Commission voted 4-0 to abolish the Fairness Doctrine, which required radio and television stations to present balanced coverage of controversial issues.


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