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LOCAL & STATE | A3ANIMAL ADOPTIONS WAY UPLake shelters adoptions up by 500 animals in 2018 SCENE | C1LAKERIDGE WINERY SET TO HOST ANNUAL GRAPE STOMP EVENT SPORTS | B1NASCARS KEVIN HARVICK WOWS FANS IN EUSTIS @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Thursday, August 9, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ................A3 Opinion .......................A7 Sports...........................B1 Scene ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 221 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Carlos R. MunozGateHouse Media FloridaSARASOTA „ Mote Marine Laboratory staff on the front lines of Floridas devastating red tide bloom are racing to rescue live sea turtles and manatees and to investigate dead ani-mals washing up on Southwest Florida beaches in the hopes of learning more about the toxic algae.Its dirty, heart-wrenching work, but they do it for the betterment of the species.Since January, 137 sea turtles have been recovered by the research centers Stranding Investigations Program, a four-person squad that recovers sick, injured and deceased marine animals and sea turtles in Mana-tee and Sarasota counties.Since June 1, the team has picked up 86 turtles, including 11 that are rehabbing in Motes animal hospital.By taking the time and doing the smelly, dirty and sometimes heartwarming work, we are doing a lot more for the rest of them (marine animals) out there,Ž SIP Manager Gretchen Lovewell said. Thats why we do what we do.ŽRed tide: It sucks, says marine life rescuerGretchen Lovewell, program manager for Motes Stranding Investigations Program, left, and Mote senior biologist Rebeccah Hazelkorn conduct a necropsy on a deceased Kemps ridley sea turtle at Mote Marine Laboratory on Tuesday. [CARLOS MUNOZ/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] By Terry SpencerThe Associated PressFORT LAUDERDALE „ Florida reacted to the Mar-jory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre by becoming the first state to require police or armed guards at all public schools. Its a mandate many districts are strug-gling to meet, financially and logistically.In the first comprehensive statewide examination of the program, an Associated Press survey of Floridas 67 county-wide school districts found all campuses will be covered when they reopen this month, but many districts are having difficulty funding the program and finding enough applicants. About a third are supplementing officers with armed civilian security guards, including, in some cases, school staff members.Before the Feb. 14 attack, a few districts already had officers at every campus, but the majority of districts didnt cover any or most elementary schools, and some didnt staff all middle schools.Now, every school must have armed protection when-ever its open. In districts that wont have full staffing in place when classes start, local law enforcement agencies are filling gaps by taking officers off the street or paying overtime.Thats happening in Palm Beach County. The district budgeted $9 million to add 75 officers to its 160-member in-house police department, and is asking voters to raise taxes to pay for them. But it isnt getting enough applicants „ Florida has several thousand police and deputy vacancies, and not just for schools.Schools struggle with securityBroward County Sheriff Scott Israel, center, talks with trainers and Broward County Public Schools newly-hired armed guardians during “ rearms training at BSOs gun range at Markham Park in Sunrise last month. [WILFREDO LEE/AP] By Chad Day, Stephen Braun and Eric TuckerThe Associated PressALEXANDRIA, Va. … Paul Manaforts protg on Wednesday wrapped up his testimony after implicating the former Trump campaign chairman and himself in financial crimes and also enduring stinging attacks on his character and credibility.Rick Gates has been the governments star witness in Manaforts financial fraud trial, tes-tifying how, at the behest of his longtime boss, he helped conceal millions of dollars in foreign income and submitted fake mort-gage and tax documents.Star witness against Manafort nishes testimonyRick Gates speaks of nancial crimes that enriched his bossHomeless woman Dianne Kujowa reads her Bible on a bench in Towne Square in April in downtown Leesburg. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER/DAILY COMMERCIAL] By Frank Stanfield frankstanfield@dailycommerical.comLEESBURG … The city is taking some steps to control the homeless population with new ordinances, and the county is looking for solutions, but officials have a long way to go before making a real impact.Its a work in progress,Ž said Leesburg Police Lt. Joe Iozzi.This year, the city adopted one ordinance to curb aggres-sive panhandling,Ž and another is aimed at disorderly conduct,Ž which could be helpful, since chronic homeless people suffer from drug and alcohol addiction and mental illnesses.Merchants and visitors complained about some homeless people wandering into traffic, following people into shops, refusing to take no for an answer and intimidating people.Lately, offic ers have been issuing warnings to homeless people that they are violating a city rule against sleeping on city park benches.It is too soon to see if the measures are having a real impact, Iozzi said.Homelessness challengeLocal e orts are, at best, work in progressSee SCHOOLS, A4 See WITNESS, A5 See HOMELESS, A5 See TIDE, A5


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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. Tuesday, Aug. 7 Mega Millions: 2-13-15-21-62-2-x5 Lucky Money: 7-18-35-39-17 Fantasy 5: 11-12-17-30-36 Wednesday, Aug. 8 Pick 5 Afternoon: 0-6-6-4-0 Pick 4 Afternoon: 0-1-5-8 Pick 3 Afternoon: 2-2-0 Pick 2 Afternoon: 0-1LOTTERY By Terry SpencerAssociated PressFORT LAUDERDALE „ The suspect accused of randomly killing a Florida couple and chewing the face of the dying husband is being sued by the dead womans estate.The estate of Michelle Mis-chcon Stevens filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Austin Har-rouff, who is charged with killing her and her husband, John Stevens.Martin County prosecutors say Harrouff attacked the Stevenses outside their home north of Palm Beach on Aug. 15, 2016, stabbing and beating them to death. Deputies say they found the then-muscular former high school football player and wrestler in his underwear, making animal noises and biting John Stevens face as he pinned his victims body to the driveway.The lawsuit alleges Harrouff, now 21, wrote songs fanaticizing about fatally stabbing someone and that he had a long history of drug and alcohol abuse. Blood tests taken after the attack found nothing in his system. He is jailed without bond on first-degree murder charges and is facing a life sentence if convicted. Prosecutors have dropped the death penalty.Austin is a monster, and he deserves to pay with his life or, at a minimum, to be locked up in prison for the rest of his life, but, again, we have no control of that,Ž said Jodi Mischcon Bruce, the victims sister, at a news conference in Stuart. Our only recourse at this point is to file a civil lawsuit against him and show the world exactly who Austin is.ŽHarrouffs father, Wade Harrouff, said Tuesday that he expects the lawsuit to be settled, something the estates lawyer, Evan Fetterman, denied.Harrouffs criminal defense attorney, Robert Watson, said that although his client may have experimented with drugs, he was not a chronic user and the negative tests prove he had a mental breakdown. He said Harrouff has no assets and will be spending the rest of his life jailed or in a mental hospital, so he wont be acquiring any. Fetterman said the family understands he has no money.Womans estate sues suspect in slayingHarrouff By Tom HaysAssociated PressNEW YORK „ Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of western New York state was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside informa-tion he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology company to his son, helping themselves and others dodge hundreds of thousands of dol-lars in losses when bad news came out.Collins, 68, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, was among the first of two members of Congress to endorse his White House candidacy.An indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court charges Collins, the congress-mans son and the father of the sons fiancee with conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud and making false statements to the FBI.Prosecutors said the charges stem from Collins decision to share with his son insider information about Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited, a biotech company headquar-tered in Sydney, Australia. Collins was the companys largest shareholder, with nearly 17 percent of its shares, and sat on its board.According to the indictment, Collins received an email from the companys chief executive on June 22, 2017, saying that a trial of a drug the company developed to treat multiple sclerosis was a clinical failure. After a public announcement, the companys stock price plunged 92 percent.Collins responded to the email saying: Wow. Makes no sense. How are these results even possible???Ž the indictment said. It said he then called and spoke with his son, Cameron. The next morning, the indictment said, Collins began selling his shares, avoiding $570,900 in losses before a public announcement of the drug trial results. Pros-ecutors said the son traded on the information and passed it to a third defendant, Ste-phen Zarsky. Their combined trades avoided over $768,000 in losses, authorities said. Zarsky allegedly tipped least three others.Collins, who represents parts of New York between Buffalo and Rochester, has denied any wrongdoing. All three defendants were in cus-tody Wednesday and were expected to make their initial court appearance in the afternoon.Collins, first elected in 2012, has a track record of backing Trump, most recently calling for an end to Special Counsel Robert Muellers probe into campaign collusion.GOP Rep. Collins charged with insider tradingIndictment: As company board member, he used info to avoid lossesRep. Chris Collins speaks in Cleveland in 2016. Collins was indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades. [AP FILE PHOTO] By Marcia DunnAP Aerospace WriterCAPE CANAVERAL „ A red-hot voyage to the sun is going to bring us closer to our star than ever before.NASAs Parker Solar Probe will be the first spacecraft to touchŽ the sun, hurtling through the sizzling solar atmosphere and coming within just 3.8 million miles of the surface.Its designed to take solar punishment like never before, thanks to its revolutionary heat shield thats capable of withstanding 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit.Liftoff is set for the predawn hours of Saturday for this first-of-its-kind mis-sion to a star.The coolest, hottest mission, baby, thats what it is,Ž said Nicola Fox, the project scientist at Johns Hopkins University.Roughly the size of a small car, Parker will get nearly seven times closer to the sun than previous spacecraft. To snuggle up to the sun, it will fly past Venus seven times over seven years. Each flyby will provide an orbit-shaping gravity boost, drawing it ever closer to the sun and straight into the corona „ the suns outermost atmosphere.The closer, the better for figuring out why the corona is hundreds of times hotter than the suns surface. Another mystery scientists hope to solve: What drives the solar wind? Thats the steady, supersonic stream of charged particles blasting off the corona and into space in all directions.There are missions that are studying the solar wind, but were going to get to the birthplace,Ž Fox said.Scientists expect the $1.5 billion mission to shed light not only on our own dynamic sun, but the billions of other yellow dwarf stars „ and other types of stars „ out there in the Milky Way and beyond. While granting us life, the sun also has the power to disrupt spacecraft in orbit, and com-munications and electronics on Earth.This is where we live,Ž said NASA solar astrophysi-cist Alex Young. We have to understand and characterize this place that were traveling through.ŽThe project was proposed in 1958 to a brand-new NASA, and 60 years later, and its becoming a reality,Ž said project manager Andy Driesman, also of Johns Hopkins which designed and built the spacecraft. The technology for surviving such a close solar encounter, while still being light enough for flight, wasnt available until now.Parkers 8-foot heat shield is just 4 inches thick. Sand-wiched between two carbon sheets is airy carbon foam. The front has a custom white ceramic coating to reflect sunlight; its expected to glow cherry red when bombarded by the extreme solar heat.Almost everything on the spacecraft will be behind this and thus in room-temperature shade while ducking through the jagged edges of the corona, without so much as a blister on its science instruments.The spacecraft will hit 430,000 mph in the corona at closest approach. Thats equivalent to going from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia in a split second. Or Chicago to Beijing in under a minute.This is the first NASA spacecraft to be named after someone still alive.Eugene Parker, 91, profes-sor emeritus at the University of Chicago, predicted the existence of solar wind 60 years ago. He plans be at Cape Canaveral for the launch. United Launch Alliances Delta IV Heavy rocket is providing the muscle.Parker got to inspect the spacecraft last fall. He said hes holding my breath that everything goes well.ŽThe spacecraft holds photos of Parker as well as a copy of his 1958 research paper on what he termed solar wind. Despite skepticism, NASAs Mariner 2 spacecraft proved Parker right in 1962.Also on board: more than 1 million names of space fans submitted to NASA this past spring.Its a fast-paced mission, with the first Venus encounter occurring less than two months after liftoff, in early October, and the first brush with the sun in November.In all, the spacecraft will make 24 elongated laps around the sun, closer than the orbit of Mercury, the innermost planet. The records will start falling with the first orbit, when the Parker probe comes within 15.5 million miles of the sun and beats the cur-rent record holder, NASAs former Helios 2 spacecraft. Helios 2 got within 27 million miles of the sun in 1976.Red-hot voyage to sun will bring us closer to our starAn artists rendering shows the Parker Solar Probe approaching the Sun. Its designed to take solar punishment like never before, thanks to its revolutionary heat shield thats capable of withstanding 2,500 degrees. [STEVE GRIBBEN/JOHNS HOPKINS APL/NASA VIA AP]

PAGE 3 | Thursday, August 9, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS Staff ReportMOUNT DORA „ Police have arrested a man who was reportedly spotted mas-turbating in his car Sunday outside a Mount Dora store by an off-duty sheriffs deputy. According to an arrest affi-davit, an off-duty lieutenant with the Lake County Sher-iffs Office had been shopping at Target with his family and was starting to back out of a parking spot when he stopped to let a woman and her daughter pass. The deputy and his wife noticed a man sitting in his car nearby watching the woman and her daughter in his rear view mirror and he could see the mans arm and body moving in a way that suggested he was pleasuring himself.The deputy parked his car, walked up to the mans vehicle and discovered thats what he was doing, the report states. He snapped three photos of the man in the act, identified himself got the man to iden-tify himself as John Wilk. Wilk drove off before on-duty law enforcement arrived.Mount Dora police got a warrant for his arrest, and Wilk, of Mount Dora, turned himself in on Tuesday on a charge of exposure of sexual organs and fleeing and eluding.Police had received at least one other report in recent weeks of a man seen masturbating in his car outside of Mount Dora stores, but police believe it wasnt Wilk.Cops: Man exposed himself Wilk Staff ReportMOUNT DORA „ A divorce attorney with a practice in Tavares is in need of a lawyer himself after he reportedly went on a rampage at his ex-girlfriends house in Mount Dora, police say.According to an arrest affidavit, Barrett Paul Bur-nette, 45, of Long-wood, had been show-ing up repeatedly at his ex-girl-friends home on Franklin Road since she broke up with him in early July after he allegedly beat her. On Tuesday afternoon, the woman said, he appeared again in his BMW SUV and began to wreck two vehicles in the yard. He reportedly threw a vodka bottle through the window of a Ford F-150 pickup truck, bent the side mir-rors and bent the antenna, then threw a yard orna-ment through the window of a Toyota Rav4.Moments later, accord-ing to the woman and two other people watching from inside the home, Bur-nette ripped a flag pole out of the ground, smashed the tail lights and broke the windshield of the Rav4, then hoisted the flag pole through the front window of the house.He was gone by the time Lake County Sheriffs deputies arrived, but he was picked up in Eustis a short time later.Burnette was charged with aggravated stalking, aggravated stalking with domestic violence, throwing a deadly missile, felony criminal mischief and burglary to an occu-pied dwelling.The website for Burnettes law firm lists his areas of practice as divorce, alimony modifi-cations and terminations, civil litigation and domes-tic violence.Tavares attorney arrested after rampageBarnette By Nathalie SczublewskiNews Service of FloridaSUNRISE„ Guy Grace, a school security official whose Colorado commu-nity was rocked by the 1999 murders at Columbine High School, shared school-hard-ening solutions Wednesday with a commission formed after this years mass shoot-ing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.There is never a day, never a day of school safety or never a day in our community where youre not reminded of that tragedy,Ž said Grace, director of security and emergency planning for the Littleton, Colo., public schools, refer-ring to the incident when two students shot and killed 12 students and one teacher at Columbine. Days when Columbine leaders share school security solutionsStudents attend a prayer service at Parkridge Church in Coral Springs a day after the mass shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. [SAUL MARTINEZ/THE NEW YORK TIMES] CLERMONTWoman killed after turning in front on semi on SR 33A 71-year-old woman was killed Tuesday night after turning into the path of a semi.The crash occurred around 8:15 p.m. at the intersection of State Road 33 and Berry Groves Road.Troopers say Mary Rowe Johnson, of Clermont, was at a stop sign when she turned left into the path of the big rig, which was traveling south on SR 33. The semi, driven by Leroy Broaders, 29, of Dundee, slammed into the left side of Johnson's Toyota, killing her. Broaders was not injured.The crash remains under investigation.MOUNT DORALeesburg man killed in Monday crash at US 441, East Crooked LakeMount Dora Police have released the name of the man killed in Mondays three-vehicle crash at U.S. Highway 441 and East Crooked Lake Road.The man has been identified as Robert Whitney, 52, of Leesburg.The accident happened about 12:31 p.m. Monday. Timothy Lambert, of Altoona, was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center and released later that evening.Northbound U.S. Highway 441 was shut down for a short time.No other information was made available Wednesday.LEESBURGElection event set for LSSC Tuesday County residents can meet and mingle with candidates for local and state offices Tuesday at Lake-Sumter State College. Lake County Election Hob Nob 2018 is set for 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the college's gymnasium and Magnolia room, 9501 U.S. Highway 441. Tickets are on sale for $12 in advance through Leadership Lake County board members or any United Southern Bank office. They also may be pur-chased for $15 at the door. A barbecue dinner and compli-mentary wine and beer will be served. A ticket is worth one vote in a straw poll to be held during the event. The Leadership Lake County Alumni Association is chief Hob Nob 2018 sponsor. For more information, contact Michell Middleton at 352-267-3560. SANFORDHoly cow! Bovine herd helps police corral ” eeing womanA herd of 16 cows helped police officers in Florida corral a fleeing suspect who bailed out of a car and ran through a pasture.A Seminole County Sheriff's helicopter captured the Sunday night incident on video as the crew gave play-by-play to officers on the ground. A crew member offered this nugget to pursuing officers: "If you see a large group of cows, they're literally following her."The cows eventually ran Jennifer Anne Kaufman into a fence, where police were wait-ing to arrest her.An arrest report shows the car Kaufman was in crashed during a police pursuit. A second suspect was captured by a K-9 and arrested.Kaufman is being held on a $4,500 bond. Charges against her include resisting an officer and drug possession. DUNE ALLEN BEACHFloating barstool became deathtrap for endangered sea turtleA barstool floating in the Gulf of Mexico became a death trap for one of the most endangered sea turtles.Bunches of kittens are kept together in a large kennel at the Lake County Animal Shelter on July 14, 2017 in Tavares. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] By Payne Ray Daily CommercialTAVARES … The Lake County animal shelter's adoption rate in 2018 has soared by more than 500 animals over the same period last year.Shelter Director Whitney Boylston reported that 2,452 animals have been adopted to date this year.Our intake rate has remained completely steady,Ž Boylston said. If we look at the same time period, January to August in 2017, it was 1,913.ŽEight months after Lake Countys animal shelter achieved its no-kill designation, its mission is still going strong. Boylston said they strug-gled during the year they were trying to qualify for the no-kill designation, but this year they have been able to reach a 98 percent liverelease rate at times, well above the 90 percent mini-mum required to maintain the designation.The difference is significant, but the issue of occasional overcrowding remains.Adoptions way upLake County shelter strives for no kills, with big results in 2018The Animal Shelter has adopted out 500 more animals this year than during the same period last year, of“ cials say. Here, Dusty, a Labrador mix, was adopted by little Penny Carroll and her family. [LINDA CHARLTON / CORRESPONDENT] See SECURITY, A4 See BRIEFS, A4 See SHELTER, A4


A4 Thursday, August 9, 2018 | Muriel Letitia KingMuriel Letitia King, 55 of Altamonte Springs, died Thursday, August 2, 2018. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home. Fern Park Chapel. 407.645.4633 Funeral Services Jimmie Sceal, 94, passed away on July 28, 2018 he leaves to cherish his memories children; Frances McCleary, Carl Sceal, Doretha Sceal, 19 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren, 27 greatgreat grandchildren,11 godchildren, and a host of other grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Sceal will be held Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:00a.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church 535 S Bay Street, Eustis, Fl. 32726. Viewing will be held Friday, August 10, 2018 from 6:00p.m.8:00p.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church. Final arrangements entrusted to Snows Funeral Ministry (Providing a memory that will never fade). Jimmie ScealStaff ReportCLERMONT „ A elderly man under court order to stay away from a Clermont woman instead snuck onto her property to deface her house and attacked her when she caught him, authorities say. According to an arrest affidavit, the woman was in bed late Tuesday night when her security system notified her someone was outside her home. She checked the video footage on her tablet and saw Derek Britton, 81, outside her front window. When she went outside, he was gone. A little while later, the security system alerted her again, but this time she stepped outside to find Britton wearing a black ski mask, standing on a step stool and spray painting her house. He approached and punched her in the face, accord-ing to the report, then continued to scuffle with the woman on the ground. His ski mask came off during the altercation.A neighbor heard the commotion and went to break it up but could not because of his "health reasons," the report states.A sheriff's deputy who arrived at the scene reported that the victim had swelling and scuff marks on her face and abrasions on her arm.Britton, who listed an address in The Villages, was charged with an array of offenses, including aggravated stalking, armed burglary, simple battery, criminal mischief and violation of an order of protection. A judge had issued the order in July requiring Britton to stay away from the woman.Elderly man in ski mask attacks Clermont woman, cops sayJudge issued an order of protection against him in JulyBritton The Northwest Daily News reported that a rare Kemp's ridley sea turtle was spotted stuck in the barstool's legs just off Dune Allen Beach Monday night in the Flor-ida panhandle.Sharon Maxwell of the South Walton Turtle Watch tells the newspa-per that good Samaritans retrieved the turtle and called her organization. She says the turtle was "too far gone" to do a necropsy.The Walton County Tourist Development Council retrieved the turtle on Tuesday to bury it.All sea turtle populations are under threat. Biologists say the Kemp's ridley is the closest to extinction. BRIEFSFrom Page A3 I go by the cemetery that is by Peabody Elementary School„ that is a school where I patrol everyday„ I go by there, and theres the crosses that are up in that cemetery to honor the victims of that tragedy.ŽGrace spoke to members of the state-created Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission during a meeting in Sunrise and said he sees eerilyŽ similar issues between Littleton and Parkland related to concerns such as mental health and school security.Grace explained secu-rity measures that have been implemented for schools in his district, including unified command centers, which are modeled after lawenforcement dispatch centers, with trained security personnel mon-itoring video and other technology.Other solutions included installing card readers; making changes in the way visitors are managed, such as using video/intercom buzz-inŽ systems; coor-dinating active-shooter plans with students and teachers; updating exte-rior and interior locks for school doors; and adding security systems and cameras.If your security cam-eras were installed in the 1990s, then its time to install new cameras,Ž Grace said.The main message I would like to say is empowering our students and our staff to not live in fear,Ž he said during a break. And utilizing technology, practices and procedures and pro-cedural things to enhance our ability for our teach-ers to teach and our students to learn and our community to not worry about our schools.ŽNearly six months after 14 students and three faculty members were killed in Parkland, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will update its security measures for the upcoming academic year.Changes include addi-tional school resource officers and security personnel, a buzz-in system for the front office, 52 new cameras, new fencing and locks on doors and a new fire-alarm tone. After the Feb. 14 shooting, students became traumatized by the old fire-alarm tone. The gunman pulled a fire alarm once he entered the school and started shooting.Students and staff will wear identification badges at all times on campus. Clear backpacks, which were implemented after spring break, will no longer be required.Throughout the Broward County district, security enhancements include more activeshooter drills, upgraded cameras with a central monitoring system and single-point entries for visitors.Marjory Stoneman Douglas Principal Ty Thompson said in a July 19 tweet the school would install metal detectors by the start of classes on Aug. 15. However, Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie reversed the plans.Runcie said the school district will use a pilot trial of metal detectors until it considers possi-ble issues such as privacy concerns and screening over 3,000 students in a timely manner every morning.As we continue our due diligence to implement the program „ consulting with vendors and experts and reviewing turnkey solu-tions„ many issues have been raised that require the district to pause and have a more thoughtful discussion on policy and procedural aspects of this pilot,Ž Runcie said in a letter to the school community.But Max Schachter, a commission member and parent of Marjory Stone-man Douglas shooting victim Alex Schachter, expressed frustration with the Broward district.I thank Guy for coming here today and bringing all his knowledge, but it really upsets me because there is no one in this district that has his knowledge, and I dont understand why the School Board has not hired somebody that can bring his knowledge„ someone that has made the school district safe in the past,Ž he told report-ers during a break. It pains me because I dont have any children going to Marjory Stoneman Doug-las, but if I did, I would not feel safe based on the decisions that the School Board is making. Theyre flip-flopping. Theyre saying theyre going to put things in place and then they cancel it. Theyre going to do things„ then theyre not going to do it. The leadership is abysmal, and something needs to change.Ž SECURITYFrom Page A3A lot of shelters will reduce their intake to keep up, but we havent done that,Ž Boylston said. The shelter doesnt want to sacrifice animals for more positive num-bers, she added.To find ways to deal with the situation, the animal shelter on Wednesday hosted a symposium involving authorities from animal shelters all over the state.The goal was to collect ideas to help Florida's animal shelters solve overcrowding, develop new programs to improve shelter services and to improve communication among shelters.Boylston hopes that hosting the event will help the shelter keep up with current best practices.In the meantime, she has been developing programs of her own, including Operation Community Caturday,Ž a monthly event held the last Saturday of each month to neuter stray cats brought in by the public.Were launching new programs and trying new things,Ž Boylston said.Other programs aim to increase adoption rates by matching people with pets that are right for them.Giving Lake County residents the opportunity for cheap or free adoptions has been the best way to bring in prospective adopters, Boylston said.The staff is really trying to let the animals sell themselves,Ž she said. But sometimes you have to put them in a room with a family.ŽEach of these events, and the shelter itself, has gotten a boost from a local non-profit, LEASH, Inc., which Boylston helped found in 2015. The group helps the shelter fund its events and pay for medical treatment for animals that arrive in poor condition. The shelter and LEASH are hosting the final session of their summer event, Hot Dogs and Cool Cats, on Saturday, offer-ing free adoptions, hot dogs and frozen treats to guests. SHELTERFrom Page A3 From left, L.E.A.S.H. President Lisa Richardson, Lake County Animal Shelter Director Whitney Boylston and volunteer Sue Richter put food into bowls for a Thanksgiving feast for the shelters dogs in November. L.E.A.S.H. has been instrumental in supporting the shelters no-kill efforts. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] There simply are not enough officers to go around,Ž said Kathy Burstein, Palm Beach schools spokeswoman. The district, which has nearly 200,000 students at 170 campuses, will not be arming staff or hiring civilian guards.The Florida Legislature budgeted $165 million to partially cover districts new security costs, but then cut proposed education spending. Before the massacre, Gov. Rick Scott recommended increasing the districts base allocation by $152 per student. Legislators, after passing the security package, cut that to 47 cents.They robbed Peter to pay Paul,Ž said Jim Norton, superintendent of the four-school Bay County district in the Panhandle. It had two officers but will now have four plus a supervisor at an additional district cost of about $50,000 „ the sheriffs office is cover-ing the rest. We all have the same commitment to safer schools, but we also have a duty to provide something beyond daycare.ŽThe National Center for Education Statistics says a 2016 survey showed two-thirds of U.S. middle and high schools had an assigned police officer at least part -time; about a third of elementary schools were protected this way.Having an armed guard on campus doesnt guar-antee safety. The deputy at Stoneman Douglas didnt confront the shooter who killed 17 people. Ten were killed in May at a Texas high school where two school officers exchanged fire with the suspect before he surrendered. But school officers have stopped other shootings before anyone was killed, such as one in May in Dixon, Illinois.The AP found 45 Flor-ida districts are solely using police officers for campus protection.Most contract with law enforcement agencies to hire and employ them, while the few that have school poli ce forces are expanding them. An experienced officer can cost $100,000 annually in salary, benefits and equipment, and any cost not covered by the state falls on local taxpayers.The staffing increases range from two officers in smaller districts to dozens in larger ones. Along with protecting students, such school resource officers investigate campus crimes, make arrests and can be reassigned off campus during summer and other breaks.Flagler County Superintendent James Tager said his district south of Jacksonville felt more comfortable sticking with deputies, many of whom become student mentors. He said little thought was given to arming staff.Teachers teach and law enforcement does law enforcement,Ž he said.The other 22 districts are supplementing officers with guardiansŽ „ armed civilians or staff. They are vetted, receive 132 hours of training and must attain a higher score on the state firearms test than rookie police officers.About 30 states allow school employees to carry firearms, with varying restrictions, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center. Florida joined them after the Parkland shooting, but left this decision up to each d istrict.Thirteen of those districts, mostly rural, are arming volunteer admin-istrators, custodians and other non-classroom staff members, who get a one-time $500 stipend. The law bans teachers unless they are former police officers, active military members or Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps instructors.Rick Surrency, superintendent in Putnam County, which borders Flagler, supports arming staff because they have a vested interest in pro-tecting those with whom they know and care for.ŽThe other nine are supplementing officers by employing full-time guardians, at an estimated annual cost of $30,000 to $50,000 each. Their sole job is stopping lethal attacks. They dont have other law enforcement powers or responsibilities, and many districts are specifically hiring veterans and retired police offi-cers. Six of the states 10 largest districts are hiring guardians, including 55 by Broward County, Stoneman Douglas district.To meet the goal of ensuring there is armed personnel on every campus, we are going to have to, in the short run, pursue multiple paths,Ž Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie said.Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, an outspoken advocate of guardians, said they are cost-efficient while providing needed protec-tion, but must be part of a larger strategy to iden-tify potential attackers in advance and keep them out of classrooms.Guardians are the last, best opportunity to keep children safe when all of the other layers have failed,Ž Judd said. Associated Press writer Gary Fineout in Tallahassee contributed to this report. SCHOOLSFrom Page A1About 30 states allow school employees to carry rearms, with varying restrictions, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center. Florida joined them after the Parkland shooting, but left this decision up to each district. Thirteen of those distri cts, mostly rural, are arming volunteer administrators, custodians and other non-classroom sta members, who get a one-time $500 stipend. The law bans teachers unless they are former police o cers, active military members or Junior Reserve O cer Training Corps instructors.

PAGE 5 | Thursday, August 9, 2018 A5Weve been looking at different options, concepts and programs in different counties,Ž said Lake County Commissioner Leslie Campione, who heads up a countywide homeless committee. Plans tentatively call for a meeting with committee members in October to talk about their research.It is a complex, difficult problem to solve.A National Homeless Information Project survey in 2016 estimated the number of homeless in Florida to be 33,466.Total chronic homelessness is estimated at 5,649 people, with 1,251 living in emergency shelters.The good news, accord-ing to the report, is that the homeless rate is drop-ping, especially among veterans, no doubt the result of an improved economy. The bad news is that getting accurate numbers for the homeless is virtually impossible, since they live in camps in the woods and shy away from cooperating with authorities.A study conducted by a consultant for the city that year estimated that there were 265 homeless people in Lake County, and 178 were not in a shelter.Not only are the num-bers somewhat uncertain, but officials cannot agree on how to de al with the problem.Robert G. Marbut Jr., Ph.D, who did the city study, said the solution is not to serveŽ the home-less but to increase street graduation rates.ŽI know some people who are housing-first advocates and for con-necting them to services,Ž Campione said.City commissioners have been opposed to building a shelter, citing costs and fears that it will attract more homeless people to the area.They have expressed a willingness to work with the county to create a shel-ter in a centralized portion of the county.Thats easier said than done, Campione said, because Lake County is so large.Some people even want to force people to go to a shelter, she said.I have a problem with that. I dont know that thats where Lake County wants to go,Ž she said.All youve done is move them to the edge of town,Ž she said. Besides, they likely would resist anyway.New city ordinances have put some teeth into laws that police can enforce. The disorderly conduct measure, for example, includes fines and the threat of jail.Civil rights court rulings limit police enforcement if a city does not have a shel-ter as an alternative place to go.A recent call that Iozzi responded to highlights a bigger problem.There was a guy lying in the stoop of an empty store next to an oxygen tank and a wheelchair.Ž He had soiled himself and feces was running up his back. Iozzi had one thought.This guy needs a higher level of help.ŽOfficers link people who need help with the churches and nonprofits who provide assistance. Thats why the homeless come here, Iozzi said. HOMELESSFrom Page A1In response, defense lawyers painted him as a liar and a philanderer, getting him to admit to an extramarital affair and reminding jurors how he had lied to special counsel Robert Muellers team while working out his plea deal.Three days of testimony created an extra ordinary courtroom showdown between the two former Trump campaign aides who were indicted together by Mueller but who have since opted for radi-cally different strategies: Manafort is the lone American charged by Mueller to opt for trial, whereas Gates pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate by testifying against his former boss. Neither man was charged in connection with their Trump campaign work, but the trial has been a distraction for a presi-dent who insists Manafort was treated shabbily and who continues to fume about Muellers investigation into potential ties between his associates and the Kremlin.Prosecutors sandwiched the testimony of Gates around other witnesses who described Manaforts lavish spend-ing and use of offshore accounts to stash Ukrainian political consulting fees. A clothier said he sold Manafort more than $900,000 in suits, a bookkeeper says she helped disguise foreign income as a loan to reduce Manaforts tax burden and, on Wednesday, an FBI forensic account said Manafort hid more than 30 offshore accounts in three types of currencies from the IRS.But Gates testimony generated the most drama, as the witness admitted embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from his boss, con-fessed to an extramarital affair and turned in spec-tacular fashion against a longtime mentor.Prosecutors relied on Gates to provide firsthand support of the accusations against Manafort. He told jurors how he disguised millions of dollars in for-eign income as loans in order to lower Manaforts tax bill. Gates recounted how he and Manafort used more than a dozen off-shore shell companies and bank accounts in Cyprus to funnel the money, all while concealing the accounts and the income from the IRS. Gates faced aggressive questioning by Manaforts lawyer, Kevin Downing, who at one point asked him, After all the lies youve told and the fraud youve commit-ted, you expect this jury to believe you?ŽOn Wednesday, Down-ing sought to counter earlier testimony that Manafort had encouraged Gates to deceive authorities by getting Gates to acknowledge that Manafort told him to be truthful about offshore shell companies and bank accounts during a 2014 interview with the FBI. WITNESSFrom Page A1The work to perform necropsies „ medical exams of deceased animals „ is vital for research. The dead turtles are among the worlds most endangered animals. Their nesting sites are carefully monitored by Mote and its volunteers from May to October in Southwest Florida.But seeing them on the lab table is agonizing for the scientists working to protect them.It sucks,Ž Senior Biologist Rebecca Hazel-corn succinctly described the process of examining turtles killed by red tide, as well as those that die from human impacts such as boat strikes and fishing entanglements.Those are tough for us,Ž Hazelcorn said. We always say, the moment we stop caring is the moment we should quit. We say focus on the research „ everything we are doing „ cleaning the goop off the top of a con-tainer like this, its all for the betterment of the spe-cies, and so we can learn more about it.ŽWhen a live turtle comes into Mote, they are dry-docked,Ž Hazelcorn said. The turtle receives water until it is strong enough to lift its head to breathe.Red tide poisoning causes turtles to become lethargic, uncoordinated and twitchy. Without help, they drown because they cannot surface.The turtles that wash up on beaches are only a small amount of the affected animals.We talk to some of our local partners and char-ter captains we have met over the years and they are saying they see a lot of them out thereŽ at sea, Hazelcorn said.The most frequently recovered turtles are female, and the most common breed found are Kemps ridley, loggerhead and green turtles. The Gulf of Mexico is home to five known species, including leatherback and Hawksbill.Kemps, we usually get juveniles to adults,Ž Hazelcorn said. Loggerheads are usually sub-adults or adults in the 100to 200-pound range.Kemps are considered the worlds rarest sea turtles.The Mote team was called out for a manatee rescue at the backyard dock of a home in the 200 block of Trout Lane in Nokomis on Tuesday.Lovewell and Hazelcorn used a truck equipped with a crane to lift the juvenile male out of the water.The sea cow already had begun to decompose.Lovewell entered the water that was covered with an oily substance expelled by the manatee and towed it to a dock for recovery.The sea cow was later taken to the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commissions Marine Mammal Pathobiology Lab in St. Petersburg for examination.It was the sixth recov-ered in Sarasota-Manatee this year, Lovewell says.Cynthia Heil, a scien-tist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and former FWC researcher, has studied red tide since 1996. She oversaw a staff of 25 scientists responsible for conducting research and monitoring the lethal algae blooms in Florida from 2003 to 2010.The current bloom has been sustained with regenerated resources,Ž such as nutrients provided by dead fish, estuary and groundwater input into the Gulf of Mexico, she said.Its kind of an anomalous year,Ž Heil said. The researcher said she does not think Lake Okeechobees algal bloom is affecting red tide. Its sort of the perfect storm. You have warmer waters and a pre-existing bloom.ŽDespite the fears from local residents, Heil said the unusual bloom is not unheard of.Historically, a major red tide bloom occurs about every 15 years.It can be anywhere from Clearwater to Marco Island,Ž Heil said. For years, they thought blooms started near the shore and cells grew explosively. This (red tide) organism divides once every three days. The coastlines are moni-tored every day. If it starts near the shore it doesnt have time to develop. Its just hard to catch that.ŽFish kills could be sus-taining the algal bloom, which Heil predicted would return again in September.I would expect its going to be around for a few months,Ž Heil said. Its the worst bloom some have ever experienced, but its not the worst bloom Florida has had.Ž TIDEFrom Page A1Gretchen Lovewell, program manager for Motes Stranding Investigations Program, looks over a deceased loggerhead sea turtle at Mote Marine Laboratory on Tuesday. [CARLOS MUNOZ/GATEHOUSE MEDIA]


A6 Thursday, August 9, 2018 | BUSINESS 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 FA MAMJJ 2,760 2,820 2,880 S&P 500Close: 2,857.70 Change: -0.75 (flat) 10 DAYS 23,500 24,000 24,500 25,000 25,500 26,000 FA MAMJJ 25,120 25,420 25,720 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,583.75 Change: -45.16 (-0.2%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1272 Declined 1486 New Highs 86 New Lows 42 Vol. (in mil.) 2,933 Pvs. Volume 3,109 2,037 2,141 1450 1362 82 77 NYSE NASDDOW 25634.11 25557.48 25583.75 -45.16 -0.18% +3.50% DOW Trans. 11227.36 11155.87 11174.92 -42.64 -0.38% +5.30% DOW Util. 727.39 722.44 724.89 -2.96 -0.41% +0.21% NYSE Comp. 13007.65 12966.82 12987.91 -11.68 -0.09% +1.40% NASDAQ 7901.69 7864.46 7888.33 +4.66 +0.06% +14.27% S&P 500 2862.44 2853.09 2857.70 -0.75 -0.03% +6.89% S&P 400 2014.20 2002.92 2009.97 -5.18 -0.26% +5.76% Wilshire 5000 29806.87 29700.70 29759.25 -5.31 -0.02% +7.07% Russell 2000 1689.34 1677.67 1686.88 -1.42 -0.08% +9.86% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 30.13 39.80 32.36 -.04 -0.1 s s s -16.8 -10.7 6 2.00 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 146.31 146.41 +1.25 +0.9 s s s +46.9 +32.8 26 0.24 Amer Express AXP 83.97 104.24 102.78 +.81 +0.8 s s s +3.5 +20.4 15 1.40 AutoNation Inc AN 39.45 62.02 47.70 -.65 -1.3 s t t -7.1 +19.9 12 ... Brown & Brown BRO 21.58 29.78 29.78 +.21 +0.7 s s s ... +36.1 27 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 46.15 -.35 -0.8 t s s +0.6 +5.2 87 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 35.05 -.35 -1.0 t s s -12.1 -8.9 17 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 76.27 112.81 109.88 -.10 -0.1 s t s +14.4 +34.4 23 3.00f Disney DIS 96.20 117.90 113.98 -2.58 -2.2 t s s +6.0 +11.2 16 1.68 Gen Electric GE 12.61 25.89 13.05 -.11 -0.8 t t t -25.3 -46.3 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 45.22 -1.26 -2.7 t s s -23.7 -14.1 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 116.62 170.54 164.48 +.35 +0.2 s s s +16.1 +41.8 29 2.28 Home Depot HD 146.89 207.61 198.02 +.97 +0.5 s s s +4.5 +31.0 26 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 146.89 -.12 -0.1 t s s -4.3 +6.7 11 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 70.76 108.98 98.87 +.09 +0.1 s s s +6.4 +28.3 22 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 22.70 -1.60 -6.6 t t t +22.7 +27.7 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 144.70 172.07 170.08 -.55 -0.3 t s s +8.9 +18.9 13 4.44 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 113.49 -.73 -0.6 t s s -5.4 +0.5 35 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 51.96 73.44 72.63 +.28 +0.4 s s s +12.4 +27.4 14 1.60 WalMart Strs WMT 77.50 109.98 90.05 +.28 +0.3 s s s -8.8 +13.0 21 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 26.54 -.09 -0.3 s s s -9.0 -15.0 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 By Marley JayAP Markets WriterNEW YORK … A late gain for U.S. stocks slipped away Wednesday as a four-day winning streak ended. Energy companies sank along with the price of oil.The price of crude oil fell more than 3 percent Wednes-day. Big dividend payers and industrial companies slipped. Gains for Microsoft, Facebook and Alphabet helped technol-ogy companies finish higher. Banks and health care com-panies also rose.The United States and China both announced new tariffs: later this month each coun-try will put a 25 percent tax on $16 billion in goods imported from the other. Both countries placed tariffs on $34 billion in imports earlier this month, and they have threatened much larger tariffs to come.But investors have been focusing on rising company earnings instead. Karyn Cavanaugh, senior markets strategist at Voya Investment Management, said U.S. com-panies are expecting bigger profits in spite of the tariffs.The S&P 500 index dipped 0.75 points to 2,857.70. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 45.16 points, or 0.2 per-cent, to 25,583.75. The Nasdaq composite rose 4.66 points, or 0.1 percent, to 7,888.33. The Russell 2000 index of smaller stocks lost 1.42 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,686.88.The Trump administration plans to tax Chinese industrial products such as steam tur-bines and iron girders starting Aug. 23. Chinas government said it will put tariffs on U.S. goods, including cars, crude oil and scrap metal, starting on the same date. Oil futures fell sharply. U.S. crude oil lost 3.2 percent to $66.94 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, the standard for international oil prices, fell 3.2 percent to $72.28 a barrel in London. Exxon Mobil lost 0.7 percent to $80.73 and Chevron dipped 1 percent to $123.88. Snap, which runs the Snap-chat video app, fell 6.8 percent to $12.23 after it said daily users fell during the second quarter.Stock of Match Group, the parent of online dating compa-nies including and OKCupid, jumped 17.3 percent to $45.60 after Match reported big gains in subscribers, espe-cially for Tinder.Drugstore and pharmacy benefits manager CVS raised its annual profit forecast and rose 4.2 percent to $68.17. CVS said prescriptions sales grew, although it took a loss after it wrote down the value of its Omnicare pharmacy services business by almost $4 billion.Walt Disney fell 2.2 percent to $113.98 after the entertain-ment companys profit and revenue fell short of analysts and Avis Budget Group both sank after cutting their sales forecasts. Rental car company Avis skidded 15.2 percent to $32.85 while Cars. com, an online auto marketplace, dipped 2.6 percent to $27.29. Struggling rival Hertz jumped 24 percent Tuesday but fell 7.3 percent to $18.11 Wednesday.Bond prices turned higher. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.96 per-cent from 2.97 percent.In other commodities trad-ing, wholesale gasoline fell 4 percent to $2.02 gallon. Heat-ing oil lost 2.5 percent to $2.12 a gallon. Natural gas rose 1.8 percent to $2.95 per 1,000 cubic feet.Gold rose 0.2 percent to $1,221 an ounce. Silver gained 0.4 percent to $15.43 an ounce. Copper remained at $2.75 a pound. The dollar fell to 110.96 yen from 111.43. The euro inched up to $1.1619 from $1.1594.The German DAX fell 0.1 percent and Frances CAC 40 lost 0.4 percent. In Britain, the FTSE 100 index rose 0.8 percent. Japans Nikkei 225 index gave up early gains and closed 0.1 percent lower. Hong Kongs Hang Seng index added 0.4 percent while South Koreas Kospi edged 0.1 per-cent higher.Stock indexes dip with oil prices, halting four days of gainsThe United States and China both announced new tari s: later this month each country will put a 25 percent tax on $16 billion in goods imported from the other.

PAGE 7 | Thursday, August 9, 2018 A7HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Colum ns 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 In the state of Florida, there is no shortage of jobs. But there is a shortage of good-paying jobs „ and a gaping disconnect between employers who have vacancies they cant fill with skilled workers, and the large number of Floridians who would love a shot at one of those well-paid, stable jobs. The two problems are obviously interconnected. Until it has a work-ready labor force, Florida will struggle to attract a better mix of jobs or grow the businesses that are already here. Yet workers mired in the daily grind of low-paid work need a boost if theyre going to reach for the training to prepare them for those opportunities. For the most part, Floridas been attacking the problem with brute force, focusing on the raw numbers of new jobs. And those numbers are good: The state has rebounded from the Great Recession, with a 3.8 unemployment rate „ something most economists consider full employment. But Sundays special report by John Kennedy of the Gatehouse News Service lays out the fundamental flaw in that approach: Nearly 45 percent of the jobs the state has gained in the past decade pay $10 or less an hour, with tourism, hospitality and other service-related areas showing the biggest growth. On all levels, a more strategic approach is needed. Some elements are already in place. Florida has done a good job of reducing regulation and creating a business-friendly environment. The state has various entities working toward individual goals „ for example, Space Florida, which targets high-tech jobs in the aerospace industry „ along with the states big economic-development agency Enterprise Florida. The intent is to create a coordinated pipeline for potential employers. In practice, however, that coordination is often lacking. Counties get into bidding wars with each other for the most desirable employers, while doling out incentives to nearly any company that promises large numbers of jobs „ no matter how much those jobs pay. Florida should look to states like North Carolina, which successfully marketed its Golden TriangleŽ high-tech corridor with a broad approach that included a large, skilled workforce and an enviable quality of life. With a little work, Florida could offer similar assets. But state and local officials should also pay attention to businesses that search, sometimes fruitlessly, for employees to fill jobs with good salaries and benefits. Florida needs better-targeted ready to workŽ pipelines that offer easy access to attainable training „ such as certificates in airconditioning repair, welding or any number of occupations that dont require a degree. Florida has an excellent network of state colleges and most county school systems also offer vocational training, but these programs clearly arent reaching enough of the workforce. Its easy to put a bow on the impressive job growth over the past decade and declare that Florida has won the jobs race „ and many candidates will be boasting about low unemployment over the coming months. But Florida cant ignore the bigger picture: Many Floridians are working hard, but barely surviving. Thats a picture the state must work to change.OUR OPINIONFlorida needs better jobs ANOTHER OPINION It is well-established but worth repeating that the War on Drugs is a disaster for everyone it touches. The mass incarceration, gang activity, persecution of people of color, lost tax revenue, and blocked research, all perpetrated by the war, make it one of the nations greatest selfinflicted wounds. Now we are seeing a wave of marijuana legalization, beginning in the West and continuing in the East. After Colorado and Washington led the way, Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont followed suit. Now nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized adult recreational marijuana use. The benefits brought on by legalization „ studies have shown it to reduce crime, curb opioid abuse, decrease teen marijuana use and raise property values „ could help catalyze similar initiatives in other states. Michigan is voting on legalization this November, which could pave the way for Pennsylvania, Illinois and Minnesota. Attention is now on New York and New Jersey, which together represent 29 million people. These two states could be a tipping point for legalization, but that will only occur with substantial and sustained support from the people who live there. New Jersey has been progressing toward legalization since the election of Democrat Phil Murphy to the governors mansion. Lawmakers are hoping to pass a legalization bill this summer, but its not clear whether they have the necessary votes. And while some New Jersey cities welcome the arrival of cannabis, about 17 have banned or restricted it within their borders. In New York, a recent State Department of Health report calling for legalization has moved the needle, and provided some cover for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to embrace the issue as he tries to head off a primary challenge from progressive Cynthia Nixon. The two states are also pressuring each other as they compete to see which will be the first to score the windfall of cannabis enthusiasts arriving on the PATH train or taking the Holland Tunnel. Citizens in these states who want the laws to change must make their feelings known. Legislators need to feel some heat from their constituents, because many would be content to leave this issue in limbo. If this came up as a voter referendum, it would pass overwhelmingly,Ž New York state Sen. Diane Savino, who authored the states medical cannabis bill, told me. But when you work through the legislative process, there are some members who still arent sure.Ž Cuomo, with his re-election and potential presidential run at stake, may be particularly sensitive to political pressure. Even in states where legalization has occurred, differences in how programs are run can have a big impact. For instance, provisions that bar felons from establishing cannabis business licenses can perp etuate the inequalities of the War on Drugs. These can be mitigated with equity provisions, like the one in Massachusetts that provides training and technical assistance and waives fees for cannabis business license applicants from communities disproportionately harmed by the War on Drugs. Nationwide legalization of marijuana is now likely inevitable. But injustice prolonged is injustice perpetuated. Its time for New York and New Jersey to advance the issue through legalization. That will increase the pressure on other states and make it more likely that the next Democratic president will soften the federal restrictions around criminalization. The stakes are high for swift and well-executed legalization in these two states. Owen Poindexter of Berkeley, California, is a freelance writer focused on politics and baseball. This column was written for the Progressive Media Project, which is run by The Progressive magazine, and distributed by Tribune News Service.ANOTHER OPINIONThe push for legal pot OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNext year marks the 20th anniversary of the sci-fi movie classic The Matrix,Ž which depicts powerful machines attempting to subdue the human race. Sometimes art imitates life, and sometimes its the other way around. On occasion, art can be prophetic. The MatrixŽ is such a film. It warns of a future in which the power and worth of the individual is subsumed into one giant interconnected world run by a tiny elite, who rob individuals of their liberty and ability to think freely. In his new book, World without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big TechŽ (Penguin Press), Franklin Foer, a national correspondent for The Atlantic and former editor of The New Republic, expands on the films warnings. Foer asserts that technology is replacing thought and relationships. He specifically warns of the goals of Google, Facebook, Amazon and other corporate tech giants, charging them with being monopolists who want access to every facet of our identities and influence over every corner of our decision-making.Ž Sometimes employing language that recalls ancient biblical prophecies and the end times foreseen in Revelation, Foer warns these companies eventually want to insert devices in our bodies to allow others to think for us. Google Glass and the Apple Watch,Ž he says, prefigure the day when these companies implant their artificial intelligence within our bodies.Ž How will this be soldŽ to the public? Foer writes it will be sold just like any other product or service: ...they justify monopoly with their well-articulated belief that competition undermines our pursuit of the common good and ambitions.Ž Theres more, much more. The tech companies are destroying something precious, which is the possibility of contemplation. They have created a world in which we are constantly watched and always distracted. Through their accumulation of data they have constructed a portrait of our minds, which they use to invisibly guide mass behavior (and increasingly individual behavior), to further their financial interests.Ž This, he believes, is a threat to thought and democracy. Foer says these tech giants have a vision that supersedes their financial goals. That vision, he says, was hatched in the 1960s (though conceived by the French philosopher and mathematician Rene Descartes in the 17th century) and includes a world without borders. It is their view that only they can save the world by concentrating all power in a select few. They see themselves as saviors of the world. In technology they „ and we „ must trust. Students of Scripture will immediately think of the anti-Christ,Ž who rises to power with the ability to perform miracles and who wins the allegiance of the Earths inhabitants; except he might not be a person at all. HeŽ might be a machine. In his sobering prologue, Foer writes: The time has arrived to consider the consequences of these monopolies, to reassert our own role in determining the human path. Once we cross certain thresholds „ once we transform the values of institutions, once we abandon privacy „ theres no turning back, no restoring our lost individuality.Ž We have been warned before and are now being warned again in Foers excellent book. The tech giants openly state their goals. How many are listening? In the final scene of The Matrix,Ž Neo, the lead character and redeemer figure, says: I dont know the future. I didnt come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how its going to begin. ... Im going to show them ... a world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.Ž Readers may email Cal Thomas at OPINIONScimovie classic The Matrix at 20 Cal Thomas


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PAGE 9 | Thursday, August 9, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comGol ng great shows hes threat to pick up 15th majorBy Doug FergusonAssociated PressThe PGA Championship has all the trappings of a big cel-ebration this year.Thanks to a Sunday afternoon on the other side of the Atlantic, it feels even bigger.This is the 100th edition of the only major championship restricted to professionals, and its a farewell to the muggy heat of summer. The PGA Championship is leav-ing its August date after some 40 years and moving to May. Jordan Spieth was always sure to get plenty of attention as he gets a second crack at trying to complete the career Grand Slam, a feat achieved by only five other players, never at the PGA Championship.And now Tiger Woods is in focus like never before.Just the sight of his name atop the leaderboard in the final round of the British Open, even if it was there alone for only about 30 minutes, was enough to turn cynics into cheerleaders. Woods has gone 10 years, five surgeries and one divorce since his last major. He started the year with uncertainty about his health and his swing. He reaches the final major without a victory, but with a game that suggests another trophy „ even the biggest variety „ might not be far off.He finished one shot behind at the Valspar Championship in March. He finished three shots behind at Carnoustie.I think that I went from just hoping to be able to play the tour,Ž Woods said. Now that I feel that I can the play the tour, I certainly can win again. Ive had an opportu-nity to win a couple times this year. I had a great chance at Valspar early in the year, and even a week ago (at the Brit-ish Open) I had a great shot at it. Yeah, my game has gotten better and good enough where I feel like I can win again.ŽThe PGA Championship Tiger Woods in PGA spotlightTiger Woods kisses the Wanamaker trophy after winning the 81st PGA Championship on Aug. 15, 1999, at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. Woods tied for sixth at the British Open, and now goes to the PGA Championship with a chance to win his “ rst major in 10 years. [AP PHOTO/MICHAEL S. GREEN, FILE] By Ken WillisGatehouse Media FloridaParticularly in modern times, a college football coach has to have a lot of salesman in him.You gotta sell the optimism to the fan base. You want em in the bleachers.You gotta sell it to the boosters. Cash flow, you know.You gotta sell it to the future stars still in high school. Recruiting never stops.After several years of preseason hopes turning into various levels of real-season angst, Dan Mullen is obviously taking a different approach.Salesman? Dan Mullen comes off like a guy who couldnt sell sweaters in Siberia.In each preseason since 2010, the Florida Gators quarterback situation has looked either hopeful (Treon Harris, Luke Del Rio), promising (John Brantley) or downright settled (Jeff Driskel).Even last year, after several seasons of under-performance on offense, the head coach offered optimism.Hes going to be excited, theres no doubt about it, but on that big stage, the guys got a big arm, too,Ž Jim McElwain said of freshman QB Feleipe Franks. Hes played in state championship games, hell be ready to go.ŽNot quite. A year later, McElwain is an assistant at Michigan and Franks is still looking for big-stage poise in Gainesville. And after a week of preseason practice, the new Head Gator has taken a whole new approach to salesmanship.I was hoping, maybe with just one of them, it would really click, but I didnt see that happen,Ž Mullen said of his trio of QBs trying to win the starting job„ Franks, Kyle Trask and Emory Jones. They should understand it by hope-fully next summer.Ž NEXT summer? Wait, it gets worse ƒIt might not even be next summer. It might be the summer after that.ŽOne of three things is in play here.1. Mullen is trying to light a fire under any or all of the quarterbacks. Dicey propo-sition that likely works better with physical-position play-ers; quarterbacks need confidence.2. Hes smartly STATE OF FOOTBALLDan Mullen lowers the bar in Gainesville By Charles OdumAssociated PressATHENS, Ga. „ Momen-tum created by Georgias 2017 success has helped Kirby Smart reload for another championship run.After Georgia landed the nations top-rated signing class in February, Smarts recruiting roll has continued. Hes adding more big-name recruits from all around the country as he continues to chase Bulldogs first national championship since 1980.Smart and his assistant coaches have taken advantage of Georgias breakthrough 2017 season that included the Southeastern Conference title and a loss to Alabama in the national championship game.Thats why Smart proclaimed at the SECs annual media gathering last month, The momentum we created from last season has been tremendous for us through recruiting.ŽAccording to the 247 Sports Composite rank-ing, Georgia is No. 1 on the 2019 recruiting list, one spot ahead of Alabama.Independence (Kansas) Community College defen-sive end Jermaine Johnson, Georgias Smart turning 2017 success into recruiting goldGeorgia quarterback Justin Fields (1) looks to throw a pass during practice on Friday in Athens, Ga. [JOSHUA L. JONES/ATHENS BANNERHERALD VIA AP] See PGA, B3 See GEORGIA, B3 See FOOTBALL, B3By Frank Jolley frank.jolley@dailycommercial.comEUSTIS „ A lot of differ-ent products were racing out the doors at Wednesdays grand opening for the Ollies Bargain Outlet, but items being taken into the store attracted the most attention.Sections of a roof and a hood from race cars, along with die cast model cars, unopened cans of beer, books, pictures, towels, T-shirts, jackets and even a hand-stitched blanket.However, unlike the thou-sands of items that filled the shelves in the store, these werent for sale.They were mementos about to transformed into priceless keepsakes with a few strokes of a permanent marker „ proof of the unique relationship between one of NASCARs top drivers and his fans.Kevin Harvick, winner of six races this season on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series circuit, was the attraction for fans hoping to secure free tickets that would guarantee them an autograph, a handshake and a personal moment. Many arrived at the store around daybreak „ more than three hours before the plane Driven to please fansNASCAR driver Kevin Harvick signs a replica of his race car at Ollies Bargain Outlet in Eustis on Wednesday. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] NASCARs Kevin Harvick draws crowd to sponsors grand openingSee HARVICK, B3


B2 Thursday, August 9, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVBASEBALL 11 a.m. ESPN „ Little League, Midwest Regional, “ rst semi“ nal, at West“ eld, Ind 1 p.m. ESPN „ Little League, New England Regional, “ rst semi“ nal, at Bristol, Conn. 3 p.m. ESPN „ Little League, Northwest Regional, “ rst semi“ nal, at San Bernadino, Calif. 5 p.m. ESPN „ Little League, Great Lakes Regional, “ rst semi“ nal, at West“ eld, Ind. 7 p.m. ESPN „ Little League, Mid-Atlantic Regional, “ rst semi“ nal, at Bristol, Conn. 9 p.m. ESPN „ Little League, West Regional, “ rst semi“ nal, at San Bernadino, Calif. BASKETBALL 7 p.m. SEC „ Big Blue Bahamas Tour, San Lorenzo de Almagro vs. Kentucky, at Nassau, Bahamas CFL FOOTBALL 10 p.m. ESPN2 „ Edmonton at British Columbia CYCLING 3:30 p.m. FS2 „ Tour of Utah, Stage 3, from Antelope Island State Park to Layton, Utah GOLF 2 p.m. TNT „ PGA of America, PGA Championship, “ rst round, at St. Louis 4 p.m. FS1 „ USGA, U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, Rounds of 32 & 16 matches, at Kingston Springs, Tenn. HORSE RACING 5:30 p.m. FS2 „ Saratoga Live, NYSS Statue of Liberty Division Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB „ Minnesota at Cleveland 7 p.m. SUN „ Baltimore at Tampa Bay 8 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Seattle at Houston OR L.A. Dodgers at Colorado (8:30 p.m.) 11 p.m. MLB „ Pittsburgh at San Francisco (joined in progress) NFL FOOTBALL 7 p.m. NFL „ Preseason, Cleveland at N.Y. Giants 10 p.m. NFL „ Preseason, Dallas at San Francisco SOCCER 7:20 a.m. FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group D, China vs. Germany, at Saint-Malo, France 10:20 a.m. FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group C, Spain vs. Japan, at Concarneau, France 1:20 p.m. FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group C, United States vs. Paraguay, at Concarneau, France 6:30 p.m. FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group D, Haiti vs. Nigeria, at SaintMalo, France (same-day tape) TENNIS 12:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ ATP World Tour & U.S. Open Series, Rogers Cup, round of 16, at Toronto WNBA BASKETBALL 11:30 a.m. NBA „ Seattle at Washington 7 p.m. NBA „ Los Angeles at Atlanta 10 p.m. NBA „ Minnesota at Las Vegas FOOTBALL FBS state schedules FAU Sept. 1 at Oklahoma, Noon Sept. 8 Air Force, 2 p.m. Sept. 15 Bethune-Cookman, 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at UCF, 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Middle Tennessee, 7 p.m. Oct. 6 Old Dominion, 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at Marshall, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26 Louisiana Tech, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at FIU, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 W. Kentucky, 5 p.m. Nov. 15 at North Texas, 9:30 p.m. Nov. 24 Charlotte, 6 p.m. FIU Sept. 1 Indiana, 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at Old Dominion, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 UMass, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Miami, TBA Sept. 29 Ark.-Pine Bluff, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 Middle Tennessee, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 Rice, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at W. Kentucky, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 FAU, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at UTSA, 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at Charlotte, 2 p.m. Nov. 24 Marshall, Noon FLORIDA Sept. 1 Charleston Southern, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 Kentucky, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 Colorado St., 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at Tennessee, TBA Sept. 29 at Mississippi St., TBA Oct. 6 LSU, TBA Oct. 13 at Vanderbilt, TBA Oct. 27 Georgia, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 3 Missouri, TBA Nov. 10 South Carolina, TBA Nov. 17 Idaho, TBA Nov. 24 at Florida St., TBA FLORIDA ST. Sept. 3 Virginia Tech, 8 p.m. Sept. 8 Samford, 7:20 p.m. Sept. 15 at Syracuse, Noon Sept. 22 N. Illinois, TBA Sept. 29 at Louisville, TBA Oct. 6 at Miami, TBA Oct. 20 Wake Forest, TBA Oct. 27 Clemson, TBA Nov. 3 at NC State, TBA Nov. 10 at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 Boston College, TBA MIAMI Sept. 2 LSU, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 Savannah St., 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at Toledo, Noon Sept. 22 FIU, TBA Sept. 27 North Carolina, 8 p.m. Oct. 6 Florida St., TBA Oct. 13 at Virginia, TBA Oct. 26 at Boston College, 7 p.m. Nov. 3 Duke, TBA Nov. 10 at Georgia Tech, TBA Nov. 17 at Virginia Tech, TBA Nov. 24 Pittsburgh, TBA SOUTH FLORIDA Sept. 1 Elon, 6 p.m. Sept. 8 Georgia Tech, Noon Sept. 15 at Illinois, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22 East Carolina, TBA Oct. 6 at UMass, TBA Oct. 12 at Tulsa, 7 p.m. Oct. 20 UConn, TBA Oct. 27 at Houston, TBA Nov. 3 Tulane, TBA Nov. 10 at Cincinnati, TBA Nov. 17 at Temple, TBA Nov. 23 UCF, TBA UCF Aug. 30 at UConn, 7 p.m. Sept. 8 SC State, 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at North Carolina, Noon Sept. 21 FAU, 7 p.m. Sept. 29 Pittsburgh, TBA Oct. 6 SMU, TBA Oct. 13 at Memphis, TBA Oct. 20 at East Carolina, TBA Nov. 1 Temple, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 Navy, TBA Nov. 17 Cincinnati, TBA Nov. 23 at South Florida, TBA GOLF PGA Championship Tee Times At Bellerive Country Club St. Louis Purse: TBA Yardage: 7,316; Par: 70 Today-Friday First hole-10th hole 7:50 a.m.-1:15 p.m. „ Michael Block, United States; Eddie Pepperell, England; Ryan Fox, New Zealand. 8:01 a.m.-1:26 p.m. „ Austin Cook, United States; Craig Hocknull, United States; Alexander Bjork, Sweden. 8:12 a.m.-1:37 p.m. „ Yusaku Miyazato, Japan; Bob Sowards, United States; Scott Brown, United States. 8:23 a.m.-1:48 p.m. „ Rafa Cabrera Bello, Spain; Thomas Bjorn, Denmark; James Hahn, United States. 8:34 a.m.-1:59 p.m. „ Billy Horschel, United States; Byeong Hun An, South Korea; Shane Lowry, Ireland. 8:45 a.m.-2:10 p.m. „ Brian Harman, United States; Yuta Ikeda, Japan; Adam Hadwin, Canada. 8:56 a.m.-2:21 p.m. „ Padraig Harrington, Ireland; Jimmy Walker, United States; Vijay Singh, Fiji. 9:07 a.m.-2:32 p.m. „ Bryson DeChambeau, United States; Andy Sullivan, England; Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand. 9:18 a.m.-2:43 p.m. „ Ryan Armour, United States; Cameron Smith, Australia, Peter Uihlein, United States. 9:29 a.m.-2:54 p.m. „ Paul Dunne, Ireland; J.B. Holmes, United States; Dylan Frittelli, South Africa. 9:40 a.m.-3:05 p.m. „ Charles Howell III, United States; Jason Schmuhl, United States; Brian Gay, United States. 9:51 a.m.-3:16 p.m. „ David Muttitt, United States; Ollie Schniederjans, United States; Troy Merritt, United States. 10:02 a.m.-3:27 p.m. „ Shawn Warren, United States; Mikko Korhonen, Finland; J.J. Spaun, United States. 1:20 p.m.-7:55 a.m. „ Johan Kok, United States; Brandon Stone, South Africa; Whee Kim, South Korea. 1:31 p.m.-8:06 a.m. „ Matthew Wallace, England; Matt Dobyns, United States; Beau Hossler, United States. 1:42 p.m.-8:17 a.m. „ Chris Wood, England; Alex Noren, Sweden; Matt Kuchar, United States. 1:53 p.m.-8:28 a.m. „ Dustin Johnson, United States; Bubba Watson, United States; Adam Scott, Australia. 2:04 p.m.-8:39 a.m. „ Tommy Fleetwood, England; Satoshi Kodaira, Japan; Marc Leishman, Australia. 2:15 p.m.-8:50 a.m. „ Patrick Reed, United States; Brooks Koepka, United States; Francesco Molinari, Italy. 2:26 p.m.-9:01 a.m. „ Gary Woodland, United States; Sergio Garcia, Spain; Kevin Kisner, United States. 2:37 p.m.-9:12 a.m. „ Jordan Spieth, United States; Jon Rahm, Spain; Justin Rose, England. 2:48 p.m.-9:23 a.m. „ Aaron Wise, United States; Paul Casey, England; Zach Johnson, United States. 2:59 p.m.-9:34 a.m. „ Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa; Thomas Pieters, Belgium; Bill Haas, United States. 3:10 p.m.-9:45 a.m. „ Jason Kokrak, United States; Joaquin Niemann, Chile; Daniel Berger, United States. 3:21 p.m.-9:56 a.m. „ Omar Uresti, United States; Justin Harding, South Africa; Andrew Landry, United States. 3:32 p.m.-10:07 a.m. „ Matt Borchert, United States; Chris Stroud, United States; Winner of Barracuda Championship. Today-Friday 10th hole-First hole 7:55 a.m.-1:20 p.m. „ Jamie Lovemark, United States; Rich Berberian Jr., United States; Shugo Imahira, Japan. 8:06 a.m.-1:31 p.m. „ Brandt Snedeker, United States; Sean McCarty, United States; Li Haotong, China. 8:17 a.m.-1:42 p.m. „ Jim Furyk, United States; Tony Finau, United States; Xander Schauffele, United States. 8:28 a.m.-1:53 p.m. „ Davis Love III, United States; Martin Kaymer, Germany; Rich Beem, United States. 8:39 a.m.-2:04 p.m. „ Rickie Fowler, United States; Hideki Matsuyama, Japan; Ian Poulter, England. 8:50 a.m.-2:15 p.m. „ Henrik Stenson, Sweden; Danny Willett, England; Pat Perez, United States. 9:01 a.m.-2:26 p.m. „ Phil Mickelson, United States; Jason Day, Australia; Keegan Bradley, United States. 9:12 a.m.-2:37 p.m. „ Shubhankar Sharma, India; Jordan Smith, England; Scott Piercy, United States. 9:23 a.m.-2:48 p.m. „ Justin Thomas, United States; Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland; Tiger Woods, United States. 9:34 a.m.-2:59 p.m. „ Matt Fitzpatrick, England; Webb Simpson, United States; Jhonattan Vegas, Venezuela. 9:45 a.m.-3:10 p.m. „ Stewart Cink, United States; Branden Grace, South Africa; Ryan Moore, United States. 9:56 a.m.-3:21 p.m. „ Ross Fisher, England; Alexander Levy, France; Patton Kizzire, United States. 10:07 a.m.-3:32 p.m. „ Julian Suri, United States; Sungjae Im, South Korean; Craig Bowden, United States. 1:15 p.m.-7:50 a.m. „ Danny Balin, United States; Chesson Hadley, United States; Russell Henley, United States. 1:26 p.m.-8:01 a.m. „ Marty Jertson, United States; Luke List, United States; Kevin Chappell, United States. 1:37 p.m.-8:12 a.m. „ Jaysen Hansen, United States; Nick Watney, United States; Kyle Stanley, United States. 1:48 p.m.-8:23 a.m. „ Ted Potter Jr., United States; Emiliano Grillo, Argentina; Jorge Campillo, Spain. 1:59 p.m.-8:34 a.m. „ Ryan Vermeer, United States; Paul Broadhurst, England; John Daly, United States. 2:10 p.m.-8:45 a.m. „ Si Woo Kim, South Korea; Brice Garnett, United States; Tyrrell Hatton, England. 2:21 p.m.-8:56 a.m. „ Y.E. Yang, South Korea; Jason Dufner, United States; Shaun Micheel, United States. 2:32 p.m.-9:07 a.m. „ Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark; Charl Schwartzel, South Africa; Patrick Cantlay, United States. 2:43 p.m.-9:18 a.m. „ Brendan Steele, United States; Adrian Otaegui, Spain; Kevin Na, United States. 2:54 p.m.-9:29 a.m. „ Chez Reavie, United States; Charley Hoffman, United States; Russell Knox, Scotland. 3:05 p.m-9:40 p.m. „ Zach J. Johnson, United States; Michael Kim, United States; Seungsu Han, United States. 3:16 p.m.-9:51 a.m. „ Brian Smock, United States; Anirban Lahiri, India; Mike LorenzoVera, France. 3:27 p.m.-10:02 a.m. „ Ben Kern, United States; Chris Kirk, United States; Ryuko Tokimatsu, Japan. This weeks tournaments PGA OF AMERICA PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Site: St. Louis. Course: Bellerive Country Club. Yardage: 7,316. Par: 70. Purse: TBA ($10.5 million in 2017). Winners share: TBA ($1.89 million in 2017). Television: Today and Friday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (TNT); Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (TNT), 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (CBS Sports). Defending champion: Justin Thomas. Notes: This is the last year for the PGA Championship to be held in August. It moves to May next year. ... The PGA Championship was last held at Bellerive in 1992 when Nick Price won the “ rst of his three majors. ... Tiger Woods returns to the PGA Championship for the “ rst time since 2015, when he missed the cut for the second straight time in a major. ... Woods is the only player to win the PGA in consecutive years „ twice„ in stroke play. ... Jordan Spieth needs to win the PGA to become the sixth player to complete the Grand Slam. None of the previous “ ve completed it at the PGA Championship. ... Gary Player won the career Grand Slam at Bellerive in 1965 by winning the U.S. Open. ... This is the “ nal event before eight Americans automatically qualify for the Ryder Cup team. ... This will be the eighth major Dustin Johnson plays with the No. 1 ranking. ... There will be two players in the “ eld named Zach Johnson. One is a two-time major champion; the other is a club pro from Utah. ... Bellerive was site of the 2008 BMW Championship, won by Camilo Villegas, and the 2001 American Express Championship, which was canceled because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Next year: Bethpage Black on May 16-19. Online: EUROPEAN TOUR EUROPEAN GOLF TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS Site: Gleneagles, Scotland. Course: PGA Centenary Course. Yardage: 6,624. Par: 72. Purse: 550,000 euros. Television: None. Defending champion: New tournament. Race to Dubai leader: Francesco Molinari. Last week: Gaganjeet Bhullar won the Fiji International. Notes: The “ eld features equal numbers of men and women competing for the same prize money. ... Sixteen teams will compete for mens and womens titles, and then they will form four-member mixed teams for another trophy. ... Teams from Britain each have the maximum six teams (three mens teams, three womens teams). ... Laura Davies is in the “ eld after winning the U.S. Senior Womens Open at Chicago Golf Club. She will partner with Georgia Hall. ... This is the second time this year the European Tour has an event featuring men and women. The other was the Golfsixes. ... The PGA Centenary Course is where Europe defeated the U.S. in the 2014 Ryder Cup. The Solheim Cup will be held at Gleneagles next year. Next week: Nordea Masters. Online: WEB.COM TOUR ELLIE MAE CLASSIC AT TPC STONEBRAE Site: Hayward, Calif. Course: TPC Stonebrae. Yardage: 7,024. Par: 70. Purse: $600,000. Winners share: $108,000. Television: None. Defending champion: Martin Piller. Money leader: Sunjae Im. Last week: Sepp Straka won the KC Golf Classic. Next week: Winco Foods Portland Open. Online: AUTO RACING NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Schedule Feb. 11 „ x-Advance Auto Parts Clash (Brad Keselowski) Feb. 15 „ x-Can-Am Duel 1 (Ryan Blaney) Feb. 15 „ x-Can-Am Duel 2 (Chase Elliott) Feb. 18 „ Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon) Feb. 25 „ Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Kevin Harvick) March 4 „ Penzoil 400 (Kevin Harvick) March 11 „ TicketGuardian 500 (Kevin Harvick) March 18 „ Auto Club 400 (Martin Truex Jr.) March 26 „ STP 500 (Clint Bowyer) April 8 „ OReilly Auto Parts 500 (Kyle Busch) April 15 „ Food City 500 (Kyle Busch) April 21 „ Toyota Owners 400 (Kyle Busch) April 29 „ GEICO 500 (Joey Logano) May 6 „ AAA 400 Drive for Autism (Kevin Harvick) May 12 „ KC Masterpiece 400 (Kevin Harvick) May 19 „ x-NASCAR All-Star Open (AJ Allmendinger) May 19 „ x-NASCAR All-Star Race (Kevin Harvick) May 27 „ Coca-Cola 600 (Kyle Busch) June 3 „ Pocono 400 (Martin Truex Jr.) June 10 „ FireKeepers Casino 400 (Clint Bowyer) June 24 „ Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Martin Truex Jr.) July 1 „ Overtons 400 (Kyle Larson) July 7 „ Coke Zero Sugar 400 (Erik Jones) July 14 „ Quaker State 400 (Martin Truex Jr.) July 22 „ Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (Kevin Harvick) July 29 „ Gander Outdoors 400 (Kyle Busch) Aug. 5 „ GoBowling at The Glen (Chase Elliott) Aug. 12 „ Consumers Energy 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 18 „ Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sept. 2 „ Bojangles Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. Sept. 9 „ Big Machine Vodka 400, Indianapolis Sept. 16 „ South Point 400, Las Vegas Sept. 22 „ Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va. Sept. 30 „ Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 7 „ TBA, Dover, Del. Oct. 14 „ 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 21 „ Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 28 „ First Data 500, Martinsville, Va. Nov. 4 „ AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth Nov. 11 „ Can-Am 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 18 „ Ford Ecoboost 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Points Leaders Through Aug. 5 1. Kyle Busch, 934 2. Kevin Harvick, 864 3. Martin Truex Jr., 813 4. Kurt Busch, 705 5. Clint Bowyer, 703 6. Joey Logano, 691 7. Brad Keselowski, 670 8. Kyle Larson, 660 9. Denny Hamlin, 650 10. Ryan Blaney, 639 11. Chase Elliott, 619 12. Aric Almirola, 602 13. Erik Jones, 572 14. Jimmie Johnson, 563 15. Alex Bowman, 523 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 461 17. Paul Menard, 451 18. Daniel Suarez, 434 19. Ryan Newman, 431 20. William Byron, 427 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Pole Winners Through Aug. 5 1. Martin Truex Jr., 5 2. Kurt Busch, 3 2. Kyle Busch, 3 4. Ryan Blaney, 2 4. Kevin Harvick, 2 4. Kyle Larson, 2 7. Aric Almirola, 1 7. Alex Bowman, 1 7. Chase Elliott, 1 7. Denny Hamlin, 1 7. Matt Kenseth, 1 7. Paul Menard, 1 7. Daniel Suarez, 1 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Laps Led Leaders Through Aug. 5 1. Kevin Harvick, 1082 2. Kyle Busch, 1067 3. Martin Truex Jr., 651 4. Ryan Blaney, 464 5. Kurt Busch, 434 6. Kyle Larson, 365 7. Clint Bowyer, 331 8. Brad Keselowski, 323 9. Denny Hamlin, 246 10. Joey Logano, 225 11. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 121 12. Aric Almirola, 113 13. Chase Elliott, 108 14. Erik Jones, 88 15. Alex Bowman, 67 16. William Byron, 53 17. Ryan Newman, 44 18. Daniel Suarez, 35 19. Michael McDowell, 31 20. Kasey Kahne, 30 21. Austin Dillon, 18 22. Jimmie Johnson, 16 23. Bubba Wallace Jr., 15 24. Paul Menard, 12 25. AJ Almendinger, 9 26. Matt DiBenedetto, 6 27. Ty Dillon, 3 28. Jamie McMurray, 2 29. Clay Buescher, 1 29. Brendan Gaughan, 1 29. Justin Marks, 1 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 Detroit 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Green Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Minnesota 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Chicago 0 1 0 .000 16 17 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 0WEEK 1 Todays GamesPittsburgh 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s GamesAtlanta at N.Y. Jets, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 10:30 p.m.Saturdays GamesMinnesota at Denver, 9 p.m. L.A. Chargers at Arizona, 10 p.m.WEEK 2 Thursday, Aug. 16Philadelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Washington, 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 8 p.m.Friday, Aug. 17N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 7 p.m. Kansas City at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Miami at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Arizona at New Orleans, 8 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 18Jacksonville at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Rams, 4 p.m. Cincinnati at Dallas, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Tennessee, 8 p.m. San Francisco at Houston, 8 p.m. Chicago at Denver, 9:05 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Chargers, 10 p.m.Monday, Aug. 20Baltimore at Indianapolis, 8 p.m. TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Sent OF Craig Gentry to Bowie (EL) for a rehab assignment. BOSTON RED SOX „ Optioned INF Tony Renda to Pawtucket (IL). Reinstated 3B Rafael Devers from the 10-day DL. CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Released RHP Zach McAllister. Signed RHP Luis Sanchez to a minor league contract. DETROIT TIGERS „ Placed 1B John Hicks on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday. Optioned LHP Daniel Stumpf to Toledo (IL). Recalled C Grayson Greiner and RHP Artie Lewicki from Toledo. Selected the contract of RHP Jacob Turner from Toledo. LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Placed RHP Nick Tropeano on the 10-day DL. Released 3B Luis Valbuena. Recalled LHP Williams Jerez from Salt Lake (PCL). Sent C Rene Rivera to Inland Empire (Cal) for a rehab assignment. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Signed 1B Viosergy Rosa to a minor league contract.National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES „ Placed RHP Shane Carle and LHP Max Fried on the 10-day DL. Optioned LHP Kolby Allard to Gwinnett (IL). Assigned RHP Jason Hursh outright to Mississippi (SL). CINCINNATI REDS „ Optioned RHP Jesus Reyes to Louisville (IL). Recalled RHP Robert Stephenson from Louisville. LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Recalled SP Pat Venditte from Oklahoma City (PCL). Sent RHP Josh Fields to the AZL Dodgers and LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu to Oklahoma City for rehab assignments. MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Traded RHP Jon Perrin to Kansas City for RHP Sal Biasi. PHILADEPLHIA PHILLIES „ Optioned OF Dylan Cozens to Lehigh Valley (IL). Recalled RHP Enyel De Los Santos from Lehigh Valley. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Placed 2B Sean Rodriguez on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Optioned 1B Jose Osuna to Indianapolis (IL). Designated OF Christopher Bostick for assignment. Reinstated 1B Josh Bell from the 10-day DL. Claimed LHP Buddy Boshers off waivers from Houston. WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Placed RHP Kelvin Herrera on the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Jefry Rodriguez to Syracuse (IL). Recalled RHP Koda Glover from Syracuse.American AssociationKANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Released LHP Jayson Aquino. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS „ Announced RHP Taylor Jordan signed with Fubon (PBL-China). TEXAS AIRHOGS „ Released C Sebastian Murray. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES „ Signed LHP Brennan Bernardino.Can-Am LeagueOTTAWA CHAMPIONS „ Signed INF Ozney Guillen and C Cyle Figueroa.Frontier LeagueGATEWAY GRIZZLIES „ Released INF Josh Anthony and C Brian Mayer. Signed C/3B Audie Afenir. NORMAL CORNBELTERS „ Signed RHP Jess Amadee. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS „ Signed RHP Quinn DiPasquale. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS „ Released LHP Austin Stephens. Signed LHP Jeff Dally and RHP Augie Gallardo. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS „ Released RHP Aaron Burns. Signed RHP Jesus Balaguer.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationCLEVELAND CAVALIERS „ Named Dr. Rick Celebrini director of sports medicine and performance. DALLAS MAVERICKS „ Signed G Devin Harris to a one-year contract.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCAROLINA PANTHERS „ Signed OL Tyler Larsen to a two-year contract extension. GREEN BAY PACKERS „ Signed LB James Crawford. NEW YORK GIANTS „ Signed S Mike Basile. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS „ Waived/injured CB David Rivers. Signed DT Nathan Bazata. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Waived/injured DL Tavaris Barnes and LB Alex McCalister. Signed DL Dante Sawyer and LB Cassanova McKinzy.Canadian Football LeagueEDMONTON ESKIMOS „ Released WR Miles Shuler.HOCKEYECHLREADING ROYALS „ Signed F Brayden Low to a one-year contract.SOCCERMajor League SoccerD.C. UNITED „ Acquired G Bill Hamid on a year-and-a-half loan from FC Midtjylland (Superliga-Denmark). PORTLAND TIMBERS „ Traded D Vytautas Andriuskevicius to D.C. United for targeted allocation money. SEATTLE SOUNDERS „ Acquired D Brad Smith on loan from AFC Bournemouth (Premier League-England).United Soccer LeagueLA GALAXY II „ Signed D Justin Fiddes.TENNISTENNIS INTEGRITY UNIT „ Fined Peng Shuai $10,000 and suspended her six months, with $5,000 and three months suspended, and suspended the credentials of her coach, Bertrand Perret, three months for attempting to change her doubles partner at Wimbledon 2017.COLLEGESCOLLEGE OF CHARLESTON „ Named Samantha Davis and Andy Russo assistant trainers and Greylin Cleary, Quentin Mullen and Sara Steckman graduate assistant trainers. Announced the retirement of equestrian coach Bob Story. IOWA „ Suspended OT Alaric Jackson and DL Cedrick Lattimore one game. XAVIER, N.O. „ Named Yhann Plummer coach of mens and womens track and “ eld and cross country. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 14 4 6 48 50 28 New York Red Bulls 14 6 2 44 44 23 New York City FC 13 5 5 44 45 29 Columbus 10 7 6 36 30 29 Montreal 9 13 2 29 30 40 New England 7 7 8 29 36 35 Philadelphia 8 11 3 27 29 37 Orlando City 7 14 2 23 35 54 Toronto FC 6 11 5 23 37 41 Chicago 6 13 5 23 35 48 D.C. United 4 9 6 18 30 36 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 12 4 6 42 36 28 Portland 10 3 7 37 33 25 Sporting Kansas City 10 6 6 36 40 30 Los Angeles FC 10 6 6 36 45 37 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 8 5 35 44 38 Real Salt Lake 10 9 4 34 33 40 Vancouver 8 9 6 30 36 46 Seattle 8 9 5 29 24 25 Minnesota United 9 13 1 28 36 46 Houston 7 9 6 27 39 33 Colorado 5 12 5 20 27 37 San Jose 3 12 7 16 32 41 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieAug. 4Toronto FC 2, Atlanta United FC 2, tie D.C. United 1, Montreal 1, tie New England 3, Orlando City 3, tie San Jose 3, FC Dallas 1 Seattle 2, Minnesota United 1 Vancouver 2, New York City FC 2, tie Colorado 2, Los Angeles Galaxy 1 Sporting Kansas City 1, Houston 0 Real Salt Lake 2, Chicago 1 Portland 3, Philadelphia 0Aug. 5New York Red Bulls 2, Los Angeles FC 1Saturdays GamesHouston 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s GamesNew 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s GamesChicago Fire (MLS) at Philadelphia Union (MLS), late Los Angeles FC (MLS) at Houston Dynamo (MLS), lateNATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 15 1 4 49 43 15 Seattle 9 4 6 33 22 15 Orlando 8 6 6 30 29 28 Portland 8 6 5 29 30 24 Chicago 7 4 7 28 26 22 Utah 6 6 7 25 16 19 Houston 6 8 5 23 23 30 Washington 2 13 4 10 11 27 Sky Blue FC 0 13 4 4 14 34 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Aug. 5North Carolina 2, Portland 1 Sky Blue FC 2, Orlando 2, tie Utah 2, Houston 1 Seattle 2, Washington 0Wednesdays GameWashington at Utah, lateFridays GameNorth Carolina at Chicago, 8 p.m.Saturdays GamesSeattle at Utah, 3:30 p.m.By Godwin KellyGatehouse Media FloridaIt took longer than most expected, but Chase Elliott has been enjoying every minute of his life since scoring his first NASCAR Cup Series victory Sunday at Wat-kins Glen International.The 22-year-old driver, who is the son of 1988 Cup Series champion Bill Elliott, was greeted by about 100 friends and fans when he landed at his hometown of Dawsonville, Georgia on Sunday night.Not only was it Elliotts first career win, but it was Hendrick Motors-ports 250th victory since opening for business in 1984.The win on the 2.45mile road course came after a frustrating string of eight second-place finishes.Ironically, Bill Elliott took the same path to victory. He had eight runner-up showings before winning his first and only road course race at Riverside, California.Yeah, I think Ive tried to process it for sure,Ž Chase Elliott said during a media teleconference Tuesday afternoon.This wasnt only a popular victory but it propelled the No. 9 Chevr olet into the NASCAR playoffs. His triumph was only Chevys second of the season. Austin Dillon won the season-opening Daytona 500 in the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Camaro then Chevrolet hit the skids for 20 consecu-tive races.The season has been dominated by the socalled Big 3.Ž Kevin Harvick (Ford), plus Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. (Toyota) have combined to win 16 times through 22 races.There are four regular-season races left for drivers to qualify for the 16 playoff openings, which starts at Las Vegas on Sept. 16.Chase Elliott still enjoying long-awaited Cup Series victory

PAGE 11 | Thursday, August 9, 2018 B3low-balling expectations, knowing how the Gator faithful grew accustomed to dynamic offenses in previous administrations.3. Hes being completely honest. Yeah, I know, thats always a longshot with football coaches, but you have to throw the possibility out there.THE FIX IS (STILL) INUCFs unbeaten 2017 season didnt get the respect many felt it deserved, hence the self-proclaimed National Champs merchandise. But the Knights started last year unranked and only cracked the top 25 after getting off to a 3-0 start. That proved too big of a hill to climb by seasons end, even though some would say that No.6 final ranking was disrespectful.But many seasoned onlookers suggested it was all part of a progression for teams who had one magical season. You have to make major noise, earn the respect, and begin the following season with a smaller hill to climb.Well, technically, its smaller, but still a big hill. The Knights are ranked 23rd in the fi rst coaches poll of 2018. UCF Footballs Twitter account wasted no time in igniting the lack-of-respect campaign.The stat team pointed out that no team in the past decade has finished undefeated and been ranked outside the top 20 until UCF this year. And that the only unbeaten teams in the last 15 years to start the following year outside the top five (FIVE!) had lost their starting quarterbacks.UCF not only returns its starting QB„ McKenzie Milton„ but hes a legitimate Heisman candidate.If you didnt know any better, youd think the Power 5 machine is con-spiring against UCF.If you didnt know better ƒ right?BUCS-DOLPHINS WORTH WATCHING?Normally, preseason games dont hold your attention very long. But tonights Bucs-Dolphins get-together has some actual intrigue, all focused on quarterbacks.For Miami, theres just one question: Does Ryan Tannehill look like he did two seasons ago, when he was finally rounding into a quality NFL QB before injuring„ and subsequently reinjuring„ his knee? And who might get the upper hand as backup QB, which could be important due to the sentence preceding this one.Meanwhile, but Bucs are in a bit of pickle. They have a QB who will presumably start the first three games because the QB wholl presumably start the next 13 games has been suspended for the first three weeks of the regular season.So they obviously need the fill-in, Ryan Fitzpat-rick, to get in some of the normal work a starting quarterback needs to be ready by Week 1. But they also wantthe suspended quarterback„ Jameis Winston„ to get some work because after preseason hell have a bit of downtime.The pickle: Tampa Bays offensive line is thinned due to injuries, and the last thing the Bucs need is to expose their temp or the guy who still might become their franchise QB. Heres guessing youll see a lot of runs and quick-slants/outs from Tampas playbook.THIS MEANS NOTHING, BUT ...The Miami Dolphins have won 17 of their 30 preseason matchups with the Tampa Bay Bucs.Why is that impor-tant? Its not. But the two teams meet for their 31st preseason game tonight in Miami. The first-ever meeting came before the Bucs first-ever season in 1976.The coaches were Don Shula (Miami) and John McKay (Tampa Bay), and the quarterbacks were Bob Griese and Steve Spurrier.The Bucs hold the regu-lar-season edge, 6-5. FOOTBALLFrom Page B1ranked by 247 Sports as the nations top junior college player, said last week he will sign with the Bulldogs. Last month, Georgia received a com-mitment from defensive tackle Travon Walker, a five-star prospect from Thomaston, Georgia. Earlier this year, five-star defensive end Nolan Smith, from Bradenton, announced his plans to sign with the Bulldogs.Verbal commitments are non-binding.Among seven five-star signees in this years freshman class are quar-terback Justin Fields and tailback Zamir White. Fields and White could earn immediate playing time and may challenge for a starting role this season.Fields signed with Georgia even though Jake Fromm seemed so entrenched at quarterback that Jacob Eason, who opened last season as the starter, transferred to Washington.Similarly, White and freshman James Cook were not afraid to chal-lenge a group of returning tailbacks that includes DAndre Swift, Elijah Holyfield and Brian Herrien.Smart says todays top recruits dont dodge competition for playing time. Instead, he said theyre drawn to the chance to play for a title.To me if you recruit the right kind of kid, hes saying, Can you win a championship? I want to win a championship. Its really important that I win a championship,Ž Smart said Friday. Those are the kind of kids you want in your organization. You want guys who want to win championships. You want guys who want to be the best they can be. Does that necessarily mean they play every snap as a freshman? Not necessarily.ŽStrong recruiting leads to strong competition, and Georgia has reloaded with impressive depth even after having six players picked in this years NFL draft.Linebacker Roquan Smith, offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn and tailbacks Nick Chubb and Sony Michel were among the most significant losses. There may not be any players on the 2018 roster as talented as Smith or Wynn, but Smart likes having lots of options to replace the lost starters. Well have the great-est competition weve had since my arrival,Ž said Smart, entering his third season. We may not have the most talent that weve had, but well definitely have the most competition. And I think competition is what sep-arates you.ŽFields and other newcomers are eager to prove they belong. Fields enrolled early for spring practice and had an impressive Sanford Stadium debut in the spring game. The Fields-led Black team, which included Georgias No. 1 defense, beat Fromms Red team, with the No. 1 offense, 21-13.When asked if Fields could start over Fromm, Smart responded with list of other freshmen who could push return-ing starters. GEORGIAFrom Page B1returns to Bellerive Coun-try Club in St. Louis and a victory for Woods would be his fifth Wanamaker Trophy, tying the record held by Jack Nicklaus and Walter Hagen, and his 15th major championship.Bellerive is a course Woods doesnt know very well, and hes not alone.It last hosted the PGA Championship in 1992 when Nick Price won the first of his three majors. Bellerive also was the site of the BMW Championship in 2008, which Woods missed while recovering from knee sur-gery. Only 13 players from that event are in the field for the PGA.Woods was last at Bellerive for the tournament it didnt host „ the American Express Championship in 2001, canceled because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. That was the only time Woods played the course, a Tuesday practice round with Mark Calcavec-chia in which a PGA Tour security official was filling him in on the attacks as he played. Woods drove 17 hours home to Florida by himself the next day.Pretty much every-thing was a blur,Ž he said when asked about his recollections of the golf course.Justin Thomas is the defending champion and one of the few players who has seen Bellerive before this week. That was back in June as part of his media promotion tour. Based on its spot on the schedule, the PGA Championship rarely allows time for players to get a preview.The British Open ended on July 22, and players like world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka went straight to Canada, and then Ohio for a World Golf Championship. Woods was in Switzer-land on a holiday.I contemplated going over to Bellerive for a day and checking it out,Ž Rory McIlroy said. But I told myself Ive never done it before for a PGA and Ive won it a couple times and I played well. So why would I change what Ive always done.ŽSpieth was in Spain after the British Open for his bachelors party. He has heard a little about it and said he expected a normal PGA.Ž Just what is normal?Its like a long, narrow, youve still got to shoot 10 to 14 under type of thing,Ž Spieth said. The PGA reminds me of a few tour stops, like Congres-sional, and maybe a little bit like Akron. Its not as tricky, just really cool golf courses youre only going to see once every 10 years. A long, difficult PGA Tour course with longer rough.ŽBellerive already has been the scene of one career Grand Slam.Thats where Gary Player won the 1965 U.S. Open to become the fourth player to sweep the four professional majors. Spieth gets his second try. He won the British Open last summer, headed to Quail Hollow and could feel the attention on his bid to join the most elite group in golf. The feeling was fleeting. He was 11 shots behind going into the weekend and never got much closer.This year feels different, perhaps because expectations are lower. Spieth still hasnt won a tournament since Royal Birkdale last summer. He lost a share of the 54-hole lead at Carnoustie two weeks ago, although he felt his game „ especially the short game „ finally rounding into form.I played a better Sunday at the British Open this year than last year, minus a couple of holes,Ž he said, referring to his birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie stretch on the back nine when he won the claret jug in 2017. I felt better about my game this year. I just didnt end up with the trophy, and therefore, it doesnt create the same buzz.ŽSpieth just turned 25. He is getting married this year. He is in no rush.Im more big picture,Ž he said. This (PGA) course changes every year. At some point, Im going to be in form on a course that is good for me and the stars will line up. And it could be this year.ŽOtherwise, it will be in May. That will be the new month for the PGA Cham-pionship, which allows it to move to courses in the South, while shutting out venues like Whistling Straits in Wisconsin and Hazeltine in Minnesota.It no longer will be the fourth major on the schedule. The PGA of America hopes that its championship will get enough new energy that it wont be considered the least of the four majors. Not everyone feels that way, least of all Thomas.Im perfectly content with grabbing my fourth of the four majors, if you will, every year,Ž Thomas said.Spieth might want it even more, considering whats at stake. So, too, would Woods. PGAFrom Page B1Jordan Spieth watches his tee shot on the “ rst hole during the “ rst round of the PGA Championship on July 28, 2016, at Baltusrol Golf Club in Spring“ eld, N.J. Spieth needs only to win the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis to complete the career Grand Slam. [AP PHOTO/ TONY GUTIERREZ, FILE] Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Grif“ n, left, kisses the championship trophy as Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton looks on after the Peach Bowl on Jan. 1, 2018, in Atlanta. Central Florida won 34-27. [JOHN BAZEMORE/AP FILE] Georgia head coach Kirby Smart speaks with the media before practice on Friday in Athens, Ga. [JOSHUA L. JONES/ATHENS BANNER-HERALD VIA AP] carrying Harvick landed at Leesburg International Airport „ to guarantee themselves a shot at claiming their version of a lottery ticket.Within an hour after making them available, store officials said all of the 250 ducats had been handed out.I wasnt going to miss this chance to meet (Har-vick),Ž said Angela Seeley, a real estate agent living in Eustis. I started watch-ing Kevin when I was a teenager in high school „ about 18 years now. My brother, who was „ and still is „ a Marine was a big fan of his, so I started liking him, too.Kevin was different from a lot of other drivers back then ƒ he was a real spitfire.ŽHarvick doesnt take for granted the loyalty shown by Seeley and others will-ing to wait just to get a moment with him. He understands their impor-tance to the sport, which has grown over the past 30 years from regional roots based in the south-eastern U.S. to a national attraction with a schedule that features 36 races in 20 states.During Wednesdays autograph session, which lasted more than two hours, Harvick made eye-to-eye contract and spoke to each fan. He signed a promotional placard for each fan and patiently penned his name on any item they brought.I always tell people theres a difference between competitive interaction and quality interaction,Ž said Har-vick. I consider midweek appearances like this one to be quality interaction. Its a great way to meet our fans and get to know them a little better than we might when we sign for fans at the track and in the garage.ŽHarvick also knows the role sponsors … which help to offset the multimillion-dollar cost of keeping competitive cars on the racetrack … have in NASCAR. As part of their sponsorship deals … like the one Harvick has with Ollies … drivers often make personal appear-ances at store openings and other company functions. Our sport is very spon-sor driven,Ž said Harvick. Part of my job is to inter-act with the fans and to make sure as many people as possible are aware of our sponsors and the products they sell. But, this is also a lot of fun, because you meet so many diffe rent people and see our impact on their lives.Ž HARVICKFrom Page B1


B4 Thursday, August 9, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comFeb.11: ClashatDaytona(BradKeselowski) Feb.15: Can-AmDuelatDaytona(RyanBlaneyand ChaseElliott) Feb.18: Daytona500(AustinDillon) Feb.25: FoldsofHonor500atAtlanta(KevinHarvick) March4: Kobalt400atLasVegas(KevinHarvick) March11: CampingWorld500(k)atPhoenix(Kevin Harvick) March18: AutoClub400atFontana(MartinTruexJr.) March26: STP500atMartinsville(ClintBowyer) A pril8: OReillyAutoParts500atTexas(KyleBusch) A pril15: FoodCity500atBristol(KyleBusch) A pril21: ToyotaOwners400atRichmond(KyleBusch) A pril29: Geico500atTalladega(JoeyLogano) May6: AAA400atDover(KevinHarvick) May12: GoBowling400atKansas(KevinHarvick) May19: AllStarRaceatCharlotte(KevinHarvick) May27: Coca-Cola600atCharlotte(KyleBusch) June3: Pocono400(MartinTruexJr.) June10: FireKeepersCasino400atMichigan(Clint Bowyer) June24: Toyota/SaveMart350atSonoma(Martin TruexJr.) July1: Chicago400atChicagoland(KyleBusch) July7: CokeZero400atDaytona(ErikJones) July14: QuakerState400atKentucky(MartinTruexJr.) July22: NewHampshire301(KevinHarvick) July29: Pennsylvania400atPocono(KyleBusch) Aug.5: 355attheGlen,atWatkinsGlen(ChaseElliott) Aug.12: PureMichigan400 Aug.18: NightRaceatBristol Sept.2: Southern500atDarlington Sept.9: Brickyard400atIndianapolis Sept.16: LasVegas400 Sept.22: FederatedAutoParts400atRichmond Sept.30: BankofAmerica500(k)atCharlotteroad course Oct.7: Delaware400atDover Oct.14: Alabama500atTalladega Oct.21: HollywoodCasino400atKansas Oct.28: FirstData500atMartinsville Nov.4: Texas500 Nov.11: Can-Am500(k)atPhoenix Nov.18: FordEcoBoost400atHomestead NASCARTHISWEEK 2018SCHEDULEANDWINNERS 12345678910 KENWILLISTOP10NASCARDRIVERRANKINGSKYLEBUSCH EvenKyle washappy forChase KEVIN HARVICK Mr.Hunch likeshimat Michigan MARTIN TRUEXJR. Wantedto ruinChases partybut couldnt CHASE ELLIOTT Mr.1-for-99! ERIKJONES Willhe beatChase toWin No.2? KURTBUSCH 0-for-57is wearingon him DENNY HAMLIN Hasforgotten thesmellof champagne RYAN BLANEY Partof Chases VictoryParty posse DANIEL SUAREZ Second, fourthin pasttwo weeks TheDaytonaBeachNews-JournalsGodwin Kelly&KenWillishavecoveredNASCARfor nearly60yearscombined.godwin.kelly@ CLINT BOWYER Barely hangingon tospotin ourTop10THREETHINGSTOWATCHWATKINSGLEN THREETHINGSWELEARNED MICHIGAN FEUDOFTHEWEEK SPEEDFREAKSAfewquestionswehadto askourselvesGODWINSPICKS FORMICHIGAN MOTORMOUTHS PODCASTWell,wedonthaveChase Elliotttokickaroundanymore.Whosnext? Tuneinonlineat w com/daytonamotormouths Thesealisbroken.How manymorewinsforChase thisyear? GODSPEAK: Chasewillgrab atleastonemoreatashort trackormaybeCharlottes ROVAL. KENSCALL: Illsaytwo more,andmaybethesecond willbeatHomesteadin November.Butprobablynot. Whosnexttogethis“rst careerwin? GODSPEAK: Signmeupfor DanielSuarez.Heis“nding hispaceandgrabbinghold ofthisNASCARCupSeries stuff. KENSCALL: Illgooutona limbandsayitllbearainshortenedwin.LetssayAlex Bowman.Butiftherainfalls atpreciselytherighttime, maybeMattDiBenedetto. A RICALMIROLAVS.RYAN BLANEY: OnLap4,(of90) Blaneymadeanaggressive passonAlmirola,knockinghisNo.10Fordoffthe course.Neitherdriverwasa factorintherace. GODWINKELLYSTAKE: This wasafamilybattle,since bothdrivecarsforFord.I guesshehitthecurband wipedusout,soitsdisappointing,ŽsaidAlmirola,who limpedhome22nd. WINNER: KevinHarvick RESTOFTOP5: MartinTruex Jr.,KyleBusch,KurtBusch, BradKeselowski FIRSTONEOUT: JoeyLogano DARKHORSE: KyleLarson DONTBESURPRISEDIF: Orderisrestoredandthe Big3Žgetsbacktobusiness atMichigan. CUPSTANDINGS WHATSONTAP QUESTIONS&ATTITUDECompellingquestions...andmaybeafewactual answersChaseattheGlen?Whosawthatcoming?ThosewhofollowtheElliottfamilysracing history,perhaps.Ashasbeenmentioned (andmentioned,andmentionedƒ)the ElliottsofDawsonvillearepracticallysynonymouswithoval-trackhorsepower,but Chasesdaddy(Bill,ofcourse)gotthe“rst winofhisHallofFamecareerattheRiverside(California)roadcoursein1983.Though hedracedapart-timeCupschedulefrom 1977-82,thatRiversidewincameattheend ofBills“rstfull-timeCupseason.Hewaited untilWeek15of1984forWinNo.2,then cementedhislegendwiththeamazing85 campaign.WillChasewaitlong?Theconsensuswantstosuggestmore winswillcome,andsoon.Youneverknow, ofcourse,butsupportingthatthinkingis ChasesqualityrunsjustpriortoSundays winattheGlen.Hedledlapsinthreeofthe previousfourracesandwastop-seveninthe tworacespriortoWatkinsGlen.Itstooearly tothinkhemightturns2018sBig3Žintoa Big4,Žbutstrangerthingshavehappened.„KenWillis,ken.willis@news-jrnl.com1.KyleBusch934 2.KevinHarvick864 3.MartinTruexJr.813 4.KurtBusch705 5.ClintBowyer703 6.JoeyLogano691 7.BradKeselowski670 8.KyleLarson660 9.DennyHamlin650 10.RyanBlaney639 11.ChaseElliott619 12.AricAlmirola602 13.ErikJones572 14.JimmieJohnson563 15.AlexBowman523 16.RickyStenhouseJr.461 17.PaulMenard451 18.DanielSuarez434 19.RyanNewman431 20.WilliamByron427 CUPSERIES: ConsumersEnergy400 SITE: MichiganInternationalSpeedway (2-mileoval) SCHEDULE: Friday,practice(NBCSportsNetwork,noon),qualifying(NBCSportsNetwork, 5p.m.).Saturday,practice(CNBC,8:30a.m.). Sunday,race(NBCSportsNetwork,coverage beginsat1:30p.m.;green”ag,2:45p.m.) XFINITY: RockNRollTequila170 SITE: Mid-OhioSportsCarCourse(2.258-mile roadcourse) SCHEDULE: Saturday,qualifying(NBCSports. com,11:30a.m.),race(NBCSportsNetwork, 3p.m.) CAMPINGWORLDTRUCKS: CorriganOil200 SITE: MichiganInternationalSpeedway TVSCHEDULE: Saturday,race(FoxSports1, 1p.m.)1.ChasethisSomuchtounpackhere.Chase Elliottwonhis“rstCupSeriesrace onhis99thattempt,snappinga 37-racelosingstreakforHendrick Motorsports,whichcelebrated its250thCupwinasaraceteam. ItwasChevyssecondwinofthe 2018seasonandgotElliottintothe playoffs.2.ChasethatElliottfollowedalmostexactlyin hisfathersfootsteps.BillElliott hadeightsecond-place“nishes beforenotchinghis“rstCupSeries victoryonaroadcourse(Riverside) 35yearsago.Chasedidtheexact samething,onlyabitquicker.It tookBill116startstogethis“rst triumph.3.HeresaChaserSinceWatkinsGlenisalongroad course,BillElliottwasoneof ChasesspottersSunday.Idont knowhowtodescribeit,ŽBillElliott said.Iwasstandingoverthereand kindoflettingthelapsrundown andIwasthinking,Youknow, whatsgoingtogowrongnow?Ž„GodwinKelly,godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comChaseElliott,left,andhisfather, BillElliott,celebrateinVictoryLane afterChasegothis“rstNASCAR CupSerieswinatWatkinsGlen.[AP/JULIEJACOBSON] 1.Sports-(NAS)carupdatesSports-carregularKatherineLegge willmakeherNASCARdebutSaturdaywhentheBritwheelsacarin theX“nitySeriesraceatMid-Ohio. ShehasoneIMSAwinthisseason. Meanwhile,ChristianFittipaldi,who hasracedallovertheworldand gaveNASCARacrack,willretireas adriverfollowingDaytonasRolex 24nextJanuary.TheBrazilianmade 16Cupstartsbetweenthe20022003seasons.2.BacktobusinessThepartyisover.Thecelebrations sparkedbyChaseElliottnabbing his“rstCupSeriesvictoryare beginningtosubside.Nowits backtobusiness,whichmeansthe Big3Žisreadytocontrolthenext racingnewscycle.Thehardmoney willbeonKevinHarvick,since MichiganseemstofavorFords brandofhorsepower.KyleBusch andMartinTruexJr.aresuretobe inthemix.3.BillElliott,racing?NASCARHallofFamedriverBill Elliott,62,willgobackintobattle laterthismonthforthe“rsttime since2012.Hewillbewheelinga NASCARX“nitySeriescarforhis oldcrewchiefMikeBeamatRoad AmericaonAug.25.Whenthis opportunitycameupfromMike, Ihadtojumponit,ŽElliottsaid. BeamandIhaveworkedtogether inthepast,soitwillbeexcitingto getback.Ž„GodwinKelly,godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comSports-caraceKatherineLegge willmakeherNASCARX“nity SeriesdebutSaturdayatMid-Ohio.[AP/DARRONCUMMINGS]

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PAGE 17 | Thursday, August 9, 2018 C1 SCENETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comBy Linda Florea Daily CommercialSaturday is opening night for the Tavares Community Theaters premier of the comedy Deval Divas.Ž The story revolves around four professional women who are locked up for white collar crime and learn to live behind bars as they play the system. Also, county music singer/songwriter Ronnie McDowell makes a stop at the Orange Blossom Opry on Saturday. Deval Divas The Tavares Community Theater presents the Central Florida premiere of Deval Divas.Ž Opens Saturday and plays until Aug. 26 at the Bridges Family Center, 1100 N. St. Clair Abrams in Tavares. Light refreshments will be served prior to the show on opening night. In the production, Stella Wild, M.B.A, Rosemary Adams, J.D., M.B.A., Linda Robertson, M.D., Ph.D., and Beth Ziegler, M.B.A., have something in common. Besides being educated, successful, professional women, they also share the same address. It isnt a swanky high rise apartment building … they reside at the Delaware Valley Federal Correctional Facility, a low security prison for white and pinkŽ collar criminals. With the warden in one pocket and their cellblock guard in another, the divasŽ continue to indulge their lavish and luxurious lifestyles, until Beth is prematurely released and a murderer moves into her place. Adding insult to injury, the Department of Corrections intends to close the Deval facility and relocate inmates to the less-than-glamorous Black Rock Federal Prison. There are mild adult themes. In that situation I think its unusual, yet it has got that common story of women bonding and rising above the situation and being able to see the good in everybody,Ž said theater founder and actress Noel Miner. Details: Ronnie McDowell Country music artist Ronnie McDowell plays at the Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 S.E. 138th Terrace in Weirsdale at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. A great fan of Elvis Presley, McDowell recorded his greatest hit, The King is Gone,Ž following Elvis death. Other top 10 hits include Older ON STAGEDeval Divas opens Saturday in TavaresStomp on grapes, gaze at shower of stars, or laugh until it hurtsBy Linda Florea CorrespondentThe annual Harvest Grape Stomp at Lakeridge Winery in Clermont is sure to draw a crowd this weekend with entertainment, free winery tours, a childrens play area, and of course, grape stomping. The sky will be a meteorseekers thrill Saturday at the Perseid Meteor Shower Night Walk in Bushnell. Sample A Taste of Africa today during Ze Carters cooking demonstration in Leesburg. Feed your artistic side with an exhibit opening Friday in Mount Dora and while youre there, check out the artwork at the monthly Art Splash. Pick out a pet at Hot Dogs, Cool Cats in Tavares on Saturday or have some side-splitting fun at the Comedy Chaos Improv in Leesburg on Saturday.LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT SCENEOn Tap this weekendBy Al Alexander More Content NowEspionage is the game, but the intelligence is lame in The Spy Who Dumped Me,Ž a would-be comedy coupling Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon as novice Jane Bonds stumbling toward saving the world and armed only with the power of their friendship. Can I get a bro?Ž Or, should that be a sis?Ž No matter. The objective is merely to prove women can handle the same collection of brutish, double-crossing goons as the fellas. Jason Bourne, you got nothing on us. That would be a solid message if Spy,Ž Lara CroftŽ and Atomic BlondeŽ hadnt beaten director Susanna Fogel and her co-writer, David Iseron, to the punch „ literally. The only thing they reveal is a knack for taking the craft out of spycraft. MOVIE REVIEWAction-comedy Spy Who Dumped Me lacks intelligenceThis image shows Kate McKinnon, left, and Mila Kunis in a scene from The Spy Who Dumped Me.Ž [LIONSGATE] The ladies of Delval Divas.Ž Standing, from left: Noel Miner as Linda Robinson; Cindy Stewart as Sharon Watson; Michelle Buehler as Beth Ziegler; Ashlie Aagaard as Beth Ziegler (Buehler and Aagaard play the same part on different nights); and Marla Gideos as Rosemary Adams. Seated, from left: Angel Allen as Stella Wild; and B.T. Bauer as Lucille. [SUBMITTED] The Spy Who Dumped MeŽ€ Cast includes Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, Gillian Anderson, Sam Heughan, Ivanna Sakhno, Hasan Minhaj, Jane Curtin and Paul Reiser. € (R for violence, language throughout, some crude sexual material and graphic nudity.) Above: Tatum Squires, 4, tries out grape stomping at the 22nd annual Harvest Grape Stomp at Lakeridge Winery on Aug. 14, 2016, in Clermont. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] Top, background: Bring insect repellent and chairs or a blanket to sit under the stars for the Perseid Meteor Shower Night Walk from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Dade Battle“ eld Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603 in Bushnell. [PIXABAY.COM] Artwork by Odalys Garcia, made of driftwood and clay, are on display at the Dec-o-ra-tiv Exhibit opening Friday at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts. [SUBMITTED] See STAGE, C3 See REVIEW, C3 See TAP, C3


C2 Thursday, August 9, 2018 | MUSIC & BOOKSBy Mesfin FekaduThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Theres a date on Josh Geartzs calendar that the former U.S. Army sergeant has been looking forward to for quite some time. Aug. 10 will mark Geartzs fourth retreat with the nonprofit SongwritingWith:Soldiers „ his first session there in 2015 saved his life. Literally. Id already attempted suicide twice,Ž the 38-year-old said, both times were more of a reaction and wasnt a planned thing. It was more in the moment, like, All right, screw this. So I was like, Third times a charm. Im going to get it right this time. I had my plan. I knew when, where, how.Ž His wife had told him about a SongwritingWith:Soldiers session coming up in a month near their home in Albany. The wheelchair-bound Geartz, who was in the army from 1999 to 2004 and served in Iraq and Kosovo, eventually decided to go. There, he met folk singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier. He credits her with changing and saving his life. I think that once you get to that point where you truly believe that people are better off without you, youre at your lowest. And then I think some of that started to change a bit when I told Mary everything. I told her stuff that I didnt tell anyone, nobody knew, and she just basically gave me a hug and said, Man that sucks, but Im really glad youre here. And Im just like, Whoa,Ž he recalled. Ive had therapists break down and cry in the middle of sessions and leave the room. So Im expecting something like that. Instead I got support.Ž Geartzs experience has been repeated by other veterans, who have found peace and newfound hope with the program and Gauthier, who released an album this year exclusively featuring songs co-written with veterans and their family members from sessions with the nonprofit organization. Rifles & Rosary Beads,Ž the critically acclaimed 11-song project, recently earned a nomination for album of the year at the 2018 Americana Music Honors & Awards, to be held Sept. 12 in Nashville, Tennessee. One of the beautiful things about the way that it works is that the songwriters are not therapists. So we dont have a duty to not cry or to assess them. You know, were just songwriters, so I can cry if I need to, and I do cry. We all cry, and we cry together,Ž Gauthier said. With any trauma, its ineffable at its core, you cant find the words, there are no words. Music can come in and fill the gap where there are no words. So I can find the music, and all the songwriters can find the music that sounds like what the feeling is and that conveys the feelings.Ž Gauthier wants to be clear „ though she knows the process has helped veterans „ she, too, has learned so much while listening to their stories and turning them into songs. I think thats important its not couched as if Im doing this Mother Teresa thing. It doesnt work that way,Ž the 56-year-old said with a laugh. Im getting every bit as much as I give. Soldiers have taught me so much. Theyve taught me humility. Theyve taught me service, at a very deep level, sacrifice. Theyve taught me consistency. Theyve taught me about love.ŽWith Mary Gauthier, veterans nd a voiceTOP SONGS 1. In My Feelings, Drake 2. I Like It, Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin 3. Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B), Maroon 5 4. Natural, Imagine Dragons 5. Better Now, Post Malone 6. FEFE (feat. Nicki Minaj & Murd...), 6ix9ine 7. You Say, Lauren Daigle 8. Simple, Florida Georgia Line 9. Sober, Demi Lovato 10. Youngblood, 5 Seconds of Summer TOP ALBUMS 1. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Cast Of Mamma Mia! Here We Go AgainŽ 2. Songs for the Saints, Kenny Chesney 3. Mamma Mia! (The Movie Soundtrack), Various Artists 4. The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Various Artists 5. Scorpion, Drake 6. Gold: Greatest Hits, ABBA 7. Hive Mind, The Internet 8. beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone 9. reputation, Taylor Swift 10. Pray For the Wicked, Panic! At the DiscoiTUNES TOP 10 For the week ending July 26 FICTION 1. The Other WomanŽ by Daniel Silva (Harper) 2. The President is MissingŽ by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (Little, Brown) 3. Cottage by the SeaŽ by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine) 4. The OutsiderŽ by Stephen King (Scribner) 5. The Good FightŽ by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) NONFICTION 1. Liars, Leakers and LiberalsŽ by Jeanine Pirro (Center Street) 2. Girl, Wash Your FaceŽ by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Nelson) 3. Magnolia TableŽ by Joanna Gaines and Marah Stets (Morrow Cookbooks) 4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F--kŽ by Mark Manson (HarperOne) 5. The Plant ParadoxŽ by Steven R. Gundry (Harper Wave) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. The Other WomanŽ by Daniel Silva (Harper) 2. The President is MissingŽ by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (Little, Brown) 3. Cottage by the SeaŽ by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine) 4. Her Mothers GraveŽ by Lisa Regan (Bookouture) 5. Every Time We Fall in LoveŽ by Bella Andre (Oak Press)BEST-SELLING BOOKS The Wall Street Journals list re” ects nationwide sales of hardcover books for the week ending July 22By Wayne ParryThe Associated PressDee Snider, the Long Island mouth that roared on all-time rock classics including Were Not Gonna Take ItŽ and I Wanna Rock,Ž already did the solo thing in the early 1990s while Twisted Sister was on hiatus. But apparently there was something deeper, darker and heavier brewing within Snider that even he might not have known was there. (And this from a man who wrote a horror movie about a killer who sews victims mouths shut.) That darkness shines on For the Love of Metal,Ž a project that came about when Hatebreeds Jamey Jasta dared Snider to make a modern metal album. The result is heavy on growls, guttural snarls and bowel-rattling bass and guitar riffs. Its difficult to imagine that a guy old enough to collect Social Security can melt your face deep into his fifth decade in the heavy metal biz. But he does. And Snider garnishes these tracks with just enough attitude to appeal to his 80s fans. Lies Are a BusinessŽ is steeped in todays nu-metal riffage, yet it employs a twin-lead guitar solo that could have been ripped from Accepts Fast As A Shark.Ž Roll Over YouŽ sounds like an extended Twisted Sister stage rant set to music, and lyrics that are as offensively unprintable at the start as they are at the very end. The true reveal here is Tomorrows No Concern,Ž in which Dee seemingly lets go of his considerable 80s legacy, saying he doesnt need it because hes got today well in hand. It sure sounds like it.Snider sheds legacy, seizes today For the Love of MetalDee Snider (Napalm) MUSIC REVIEW BOOK REVIEW By Oline H. CogdillThe Associated PressIn Give Me Your Hand,Ž author Megan Abbott turns to the dark side of friendship and ambition with an intriguing story about two women scientists vying to conduct groundbreaking work in a pressure cooker of a research lab. Abbott infuses just enough science to boost her novel without overwhelming it. The lab is a metaphor for any demanding workplace such as a law firm, a hospital or a newspaper. Kit Owens and Diane Fleming became awkward, uneasy friends in high school, drawn together by prowess on the track and their interest in science. The teens inspire each other to do better and to want more. They are each others closest and fiercest competitor. They both want to win a scholarship established by a legendary scientist. Then Diane confesses an unfathomable dark secret that makes Kit end their friendship. A dozen years later, Kit is firmly ensconced in the scientists demanding lab, putting in long hours and putting up with the barely concealed misogyny. Then Diane shows up, hired from a competing lab. The two women havent seen each other since high-school graduation. But the years havent tempered their rivalry, distrust and mutual need for the others approval. Abbott strongly dissects obsessions that easily morph into destruction and aspirations that spiral into blind ambition. The personalities of Diane and Kit are manifested through their work. In Give Me Your Hand,Ž Abbott again shows why shes one of our best story tellers.Give Me Your Hand an intriguing story Give Me Your HandBy Megan Abbott (Little, Brown and Co.) Musician Mary Gauthier poses for a portrait Feb. 8 in New York to promote her veteran-inspired record Ri” es & Rosary Beads.Ž [AMY SUSSMAN/INVISION/AP]

PAGE 19 | Thursday, August 9, 2018 C3TodaySUMMER COOKBOOK SERIES: At 11 a.m. at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main Street, with The Roaming Gourmet Ze Carter. Free. Call 352-728-9790. BOOK CLUB: At 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. With local author and former educator Ray Moore. For adults and teens. Call 352-728-9790. ALZHEIMERS CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: From 12 to 1 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Leesburg Regional Medical Center First Floor Conference Room, 700 N. Palmetto St. Call 800-272-3900. COLOR ME CALM: From 10 to 11 a.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Minneola Schoolhouse Library, 100 S. Main Ave. Color and drink tea with calming background music and lavender oil diffused into the air. All supplies are provided. Call Diane Merchant at 352-432-3921 or email PASTFINDERS GENEALOGY MEETING: At 5 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Call 352-404-8164 for information. SECOND THURSDAY BIKE NITE: From 5 to 9 p.m. at The Great Chicago Fire Brewery and Tap House, 311 W. Magnolia St. in Leesburg. With live music and happy hour specials from 4 to 7 p.m. FUN GAME SHOOTS: At 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday at Amvets Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non members must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750 for information. LAKE COUNTY FARMERS AND FLEA MARKET: From 8 a.m. to noon every Thursday (except holidays) at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 2101 County Road 452 in Eustis. For information, call Cole Scharlau at 352-357-9692. CRAFTY KIDS: From 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. every Thursday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. Children of all ages are invited to make a craft at the library to take home. Call Penny Richardson at 352-728-9790 or email penny.richardson@leesburg” LADIES 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 352-259-9305 for information. CHESS CLUB: From 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Call 352-728-9790 for information. CALENDARWe want to hear from you: Send news releases about arts and entertainment events around Lake and Sumter counties to news@dailycommercial. com Include a description, date, time, cost, address, contact name and phone number.EDITORS PICKSecond Thursday bike night will be from 5 to 9 p.m. at The Great Chicago Fire Brewery and Tap House, 311 W. Magnolia St. in Leesburg. With live music and happy hour specials from 4 to 7 p.m. [FACEBOOK] Their script, if you want to call it that (its really just a collection of perils the gals get in and out of on their way to one of them landing the hunkiest guy), is a constant source of aggravation for fans, such as I, enamored by two of the funniest women on the planet. Its only because of the level of talent Kunis and McKinnon bring that you laugh at all. Both deserve far better than the vast collection of diarrhea and fart jokes theyre called upon to recite while hopping across Europe with a crazed Russian gymnast and a couple of good-guyŽ spies hot on their heels. About all we learn is that Kunis vagina is a great hiding place for a top-secret flash drive. Something you can take heed of, ladies, if like McKinnons Morgan and Kunis Audrey your spook boyfriend unwittingly drags you into the cloak and dagger of international espionage. As silly as that sounds, the picture is even sillier; a sort of low-rent SpyŽ minus the inspired physical comedy provided by Melissa McCarthy and director Paul Feig. Its not giving much away to say Kunis and McKinnon survive the ordeal (the movie, not the mission), but the only one likely adding anything from this mixed bag of bits to her highlight reel is the latter. McKinnon, in a word, is brilliant; proving above all doubt that she can take a terrible gag and somehow make it LOL funny. At times, she even raises Kunis game, like in the films best scene, where their two lifelong buds lovingly run off a list of each others worst faults. Sadly, those moments are rare. The norm is for them to deal in the comedy of genitalia, bodily fluids and social faux pas; none of them clever, few of them funny. The ladies are also inexplicably asked to betray their films feminist bent by dragging along a man, Sam Heughans MI6 agent Sebastian, to help them save the world. Hes hunky, all right, but hes like a third wheel impeding the films already fragile momentum. If the movies goal is to celebrate close female relationships, why have a guy „ or, in this case, two guys (Justin Therouxs secret agent Drew is the other) „ come between their quest for empowerment? It makes no sense. Neither does the plot, which is pure high-concept. It begins with Audrey sulking her way through her 30th birthday party, having just been jettisoned „ via text „ by Drew. We see him outrunning assassins in Lithuania intercut with scenes of Audreys pity party, emceed by Morgan, who always has her girls back. Then a few days later, as the pair is setting Drews left-behind belongings on fire, he pops in through Audreys apartment window with heavily armed goons fast on his tail. Before meeting his fate, he hands Audrey his prized fantasy-football trophy containing information valuable to the enemy. The chase is on, with the ladies hopping from the States to Vienna, to Prague, to Berlin, to Paris and beyond. Look closely and you might spot Tom Cruises Ethan Hunt frequenting the same locales, which only serves to remind how superior Mission: Impossible „ FalloutŽ is by comparison in a variation of spy vs. spy. Along the way, the ladies hook up with Heughans MI6 agent, Sebastian, his CIA partner, Duffer (The Daily ShowsŽ Hasan Minhaj), and their case officer, the icy, stoic Wendy (a wasted Gillian Anderson as the Beyonce of the governmentŽ), who has zero patience for the bumbling amateurs. The rest pretty much writes itself, and probably did given how unimaginative the ensuing plays out. Its also shockingly violent (an impaling, shootings and kicks to the head) for a comedy,Ž with much of the punishment dished out by Ivanna Sakhnos Nadedja, a retired Russian gymnast who works as a runway model when not called upon to torture the likes of Audrey and Morgan. Sakhno, despite how poorly her part is written, is actually oddly compelling „ until shes cast aside to make way for the next poorly executed set piece, culminating at „ where else? „ Cirque du Soleil. This high-flying finale might have been more entertaining if it didnt arrive late into a movie that should have ended well before its overinflated, two-hour runtime. That you even bother to stay with it is testament to the appeal of Kunis and McKinnon, both of whom are more sophisticated than the mindless drivel theyre handed. Same goes for Jane Curtin and Paul Reiser as Morgans progressive parents. Theyre so hip, Morgan, who gets a kick out of saying Balzac because its a homonym for testicles, brags that she can tell them anything, including forwarding Instagramed penis pics to her Mom. Yikes! I told you this was stupid. Its too bad no one told the filmmakers, who obviously misinterpreted the meaning of counter intelligence. Women,Ž In a New York Minute,Ž Wandering Eyes,Ž and Unchained Melody.Ž plus many other charted hits. McDowell also wrote hit songs for Porter Waggoner, Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Tanya Tucker and George Jones. Tickets are $26 to $32. Details: Bay Street youth class The next production class for youth at the Bay Street Players Young Peoples Theater is Aug. 13 to Oct. 14 for the play School House Rock Live! Jr.Ž Tuition is $145 with a discount for families. Details: STAGEFrom Page C1The Lakeside Chamber Players entertain Sunday in Mount Dora. Heres whats On Tap this weekend: Lakeridge 24th Annual Harvest Grape Stomp Get ready to stomp some grapes … or just sit back and watch … as harvest season has arrived and grape stomping is reason enough for celebration at Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards in Clermont this weekend. The event also features music, Lakeridge wine tours, food for purchase and Just Funtastic for the kids. The Grape Stomp is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10, children 12 and younger areadmitted free. Grape stomping is included with the entry fees. Entertainment on the outdoor stage for Friday is the Nightly Groove Band from 10 a.m to 1:30 p.m. and The Dave Capp Project from 2 to 5 p.m.; for Saturday, the Baby Blues and the No Attitude Band from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Ronnie Dunchan Band from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Sunday the Smokin Torpedoes from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m and Buddy Blues from 2 to 5 p.m. The Wine and Cheese Bar has entertainment festival days from noon to 4 p.m., including The Rusty and Laurie Wright Duo Friday, Joe Hand on Saturday and Jeff Whitfield on Sunday. For the kids, Just Funtastic brings inflatables and a climbing wall to the event. Admission for Funtastic is $5 to $15, with one free cotton candy per wristband. A portion of the gate proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties. Perseid Meteor Shower Night Walk Bring insect repellent and chairs or a blanket to sit under the stars for the Perseid Meteor Shower Night Walk from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Join park staff and volunteers on a guided night walk along Dade Battlefields trails, followed by a viewing of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, weather permitting, at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603 in Bushnell. Cost: $3 per vehicle or annual pass. Summer Cookbook Series The Roaming Gourmet, Ze Carter, has a free cooking demonstration, A Taste of Africa, as part of her Summer Cookbook Series 11 a.m. today at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Dec-o-ra-tiv Exhibit The opening reception for Dec-o-ra-tiv exhibit from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts, 138 E. 5th Ave. The exhibit, which runs through Sept. 22, showcases high quality artwork that is both useful and beautiful, created by glass artist Susan Gott, furniture maker Dustin Boise, fiber artist Heather Hopcraft and ceramic artist Odalys Garcia. Free. Art Splash Downtown Mount Dora features Art Splash at 6 p.m. Friday. with artists and performers selling their works and entertaining outside local businesses. Hot Dogs, Cool Cats Free adoptions, hot dogs and frozen treats are part of the Hot Dogs, Cool Cats adoption event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lake County Animal Shelter, 28123 County Road 561 in Tavares, courtesy of the non profit volunteer organization LEASH, Inc. Comedy Chaos Improv Laugh until it hurts at the Comedy Chaos Improv Show, 7 p.m. Saturday at Starlight Ballroom, 414 W. Main St. in Leesburg. The troupe creates scenes based on audience suggestions, guaranteed to make you giggle. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7. Cash beer and wine bar will be open before and during the show. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Tickets: vaudeville. Summer Chamber Music Series The Lakeside Chamber Players will continue its Summer Chamber Music Series with the All American Brass concert 4 p.m. Sunday at Lake Receptions, 4425 N. Highway 19A in Mount Dora. Tickets are $30. Details: Food Truck-n-Flick Night Town Square in Leesburg is the place to be 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday for the Food Truck-n-Flick Night. Classic and custom cars line up on Main Street, while Gourmet Food Trucks on Fifth and Sixth streets assemble for an evening of food, fun and a free movie. Theres live music and a cash bar. The feature presentation is Frances Ford Coppolas Tucker, a Man and his Dream,Ž starring Jeff Bridges. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for the movie, which starts after dusk. Guitars and Cars Music, cars and motorcycles are awaiting at the Guitars and Cars swap meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Renningers Florida Twin Markets, 20651 U.S. Highway 441 in Mount Dora. Admission is $2, with children 14 and younger admitted free. Details: TAPFrom Page C1 REVIEWFrom Page C1




DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law owns the building my husband and I live in. I moved in with him about a year ago, before we were married. Because she owns the building, she doesn't charge her son rent to live there but asks that he help manage the building, which takes about three hours a month. (He has a full-time job outside of managing the building.) When I moved in, his mom asked that I pay rent. I guess in the back of my mind I thought it would change after we got married. Do you think I'm a brat for thinking I shouldn't have to pay rent? The amount she's charging me is about what I would pay if we lived in another building and split the rent between us. I don't know how to approach this, or if I'd be stepping out of line to request living somewhere rent-free. Please help. -RENT-FREE IN CALIFORNIA DEAR RENT-FREE: You are being treated like a tenant, not a daughterin-law. As a member of the family, you should be treated the same as her son. By all means discuss this with him, and while you're at it, suggest he split your share of the rent 50/50 because you are all family now.DEAR ABBY: My 30-year-old daughter has extremely high expectations for her birthday. No one in the family has ever given her a gift that she liked, so now we actually have to get the gift approved by her husband rst! She doesn't like gift cards, and our budget is small. Although she barely acknowledges anyone else's birthday, she still expects the "perfect" present for her own. We love her and want to celebrate with her, but the expectations and confrontations make her birthdays miserable for everyone -including her. How do we stop this? -BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION DEAR BIRTHDAY: Who created this self-entitled monster? Remind your daughter and her husband that you are all adults now, and because of that, "the family" has decided from now on to mark milestones with greeting cards instead of gifts. Period. If you want to celebrate with her in addition, ne, but her behavior "takes the cake."DEAR ABBY: I am wondering about current etiquette concerning work emails. I work in the ofce of a nancial institution and receive multiple emails from customers and fellow employees every day. Our e-mail system recognizes when a word is spelled incorrectly. If I receive an email that has a misspelled word in it and I must reply to it, is it rude to correct the other person's spelling error? -UNSURE IN ILLINOIS DEAR UNSURE: If you do what you are contemplating, the recipient may nd it insulting, so I don't recommend it. However well-intentioned, it could lose the company a client or annoy your co-workers. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2018:This year you sense emotional undercurrents, no matter which way you turn. Many of these undercurrents are actually reective of your feelings, fears and desires. Because you notice these moods, you will be able to get to the bottom of what motivates you. If you are single, you could attract someone who might not be emotionally available. Recognize what you are doing to yourself. If you are attached, you could be weighing the pros and cons of your relationship. You will both benet from well-spent private time together. CANCER understands you better than you think.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Your emotions seem close to the surface right now. Your intuition lets you know which way to go in order to achieve the results you desire. Pressure could build, forcing you to make a decision not only for others comfort, but also for yours. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Speak your mind and open up to fast changes. When wanting to touch base with someone at a distance, you could feel frustrated. You might want to distance yourself from a controlling person. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Be careful with your nances. Double-check all gures and money agreements. You might nd that an associate or a close loved one could be unusually demanding. A key person understands you and makes headway in a negotiation for you. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You have a way of drawing others toward to you. You have a sense of what is happening behind the scenes. Avoid a controlling person, if possible. You might feel as though you have made too much of an effort. A friend will want to share some exciting news. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Your dream life has an esoteric and sometimes unrealistic quality. Nevertheless, through your dreams, you are able to recharge your batteries and renew your energy. Fatigue could be a problem, as you tend to overdo things. You need to take a few days off. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You could be on the verge of having a difcult situation arise that might cause you to withdraw. Another party could be involved. Do not allow the matter to become a more controversial issue. Listen to news, even if you suspect that it is gossip. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Be ready for nearly anything. You understand the role that control plays in preventing you from obtaining a certain desire; do not assume that it could be too difcult to manifest. Know that this dream could be yours with persistence. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You could be at the end of your rope, and your patience seems nowhere to be found. You can drive a hard bargain if you want to. Be honest with yourself; perhaps this situation does not interest you enough to make you ght for what you want. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You could be surprisingly content dealing with one person directly. You might not understand what is motivating you to settle in, but you will -given time. A discussion about nances could be uncomfortable, but important. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Youll want to greet someone you care about with more warmth, especially if you want him or her to get the message. You often get tied up in work or challenging situations. Try focusing on other important matters. Allow a relationship to ourish. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Your playfulness plays a big role in what is happening. You know what to do and when to move on a key issue. How much of a role will you want in a power play? You will recognize what to do when you have answered that question. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You seem to have the right words for a partner or potential sweetie. To this person, your words seem magical; he or she will try hard to keep you close to him or her. A friend could be distraught that you are not making him or her more of a priority. Mom charges daughter-in-law rent even after the wedding | Thursday, August 9, 2018 C5 license tocruise...Place your auto ad in the and watch it go! Call Classieds Today!352-314-FAST (3278) TODAY IS THURSDAY, AUG. 9, the 221st day of 2018. There are 144 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On August 9, 1974, Vice President Gerald R. Ford became the nation's 38th chief executive as President Richard Nixon's resignation took eect. ON THIS DATE: In 1936, Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics as the United States took rst place in the 400-meter relay. In 1944, 258 African-American sailors based at Port Chicago, California, refused to load a munitions ship following a cargo vessel explosion that killed 320 men, many of them black. (Fifty of the sailors were convicted of mutiny, ned and imprisoned.) In 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, a U.S. B-29 Superfortress code-named Bockscar dropped a nuclear device ("Fat Man") over Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people. In 1969, actress Sharon Tate and four other people were found brutally slain at Tate's Los Angeles home; cult leader Charles Manson and a group of his followers were later convicted of the crime. In 1982 a federal judge in Washington ordered John W. Hinckley Jr., who'd been acquitted of shooting President Ronald Reagan and three others by reason of insanity, committed to a mental hospital.


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