DailyCommercial.com | Friday, August 10, 2018 A1 SPORTS | B1BEATING THE HEATTavares football players aggressive on eld and at water cooler @dailycommercial Facebook.com/daily.commercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Friday, August 10, 2018 75 Â¢ Local and State .............A3 Opinion .......................A9 Sports ..........................B1 Drive ..........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ...................C5 Volume 142, Issue 222 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 WEEKEND GLANCEYOUR FORECAST: There is a chance of a storm Friday and Saturday but odds are pretty good that itÂll rain Sunday, forecasters say. HARVEST GRAPE STOMP: Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards holds their Grape Stomp from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10. METEOR SHOWER NIGHT WALK: Dade BattleÂ“ eld State Park staff lead a viewing of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower from 8-10 p.m. Saturday. Nelson: Russia breached FL election systemsLeesburg ringleader in multi-county drug operation indictedBy Kimberly Miller GateHouse MediaConfidence that 2018 will experience a below normal hurricane season increased substantially this week as global forces align to temper tropical activity.An updated forecast released Thursday by the federal Climate Prediction Center is now calling for a 60 percent chance of a less active storm season, a hefty change from a May forecast that predicted only a 25 per-cent probability of below normal activity. Gerry Bell, the centerÂs lead seasonal hurricane forecaster, said the growing likelihood that a storm-thwarting El Nio will form, combined with Atlantic water temperatures that are the coldest since the 1990s, were key factors in making the new prediction. The forecast comes as Florida enters the peak of Hurricane forecast revised, now milderBy Deb RiechmannAssociated PressWASHINGTON Â„ FloridaÂs Democratic senator said Wednesday that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his stateÂs election systems ahead of this yearÂs midterms, but state officials said they have no information to support the claim.ÂThey have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about,ÂŽ Nelson told the Tampa Bay Times. Nelson, who is running for re-election, declined to identify which counties have been penetrated, saying it was classified. ÂThe threat is real and elections officials Â„ at all levels Â„ need to address the vulnerabilities.ÂŽNelson, the ranking member of the cyber subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and his Republican colleague, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who is on the Senate intelligence commit-tee, wrote a letter last month to all 67 of the county election supervisors in their state. ÂWe were requested by the chairman and vice chairman of our intelligence committee to let the supervisors of election in Florida (know) that the Russians are in their records,ÂŽ Nelson said, adding that the letter also urged the county officials to seek help from the Homeland Security Department.ÂThis is no-fooling time. ThatÂs why two senators Â„ bipartisan Â„ reached out to the apparatus in Florida to let them know that the Russians are in the records and all they (the Russians) have to do Â„ if those election records are not protected Â„ is to go in and start eliminating registered voters.ÂYou can imagine the chaos that would occur on Election Day when the voters get to the polls and they say: ÂIÂm sorry, Mr. Smith. IÂm sorry, Mr. Jones, youÂre not registered.Â Thomas Charlie W. Harrison Jr. Armenakis Chantal Harrison In this satellite image, the eye of Hurricane Irma moves northwest just off the coast of Cuba and south of Florida two days before it made landfall in Florida. [NOAA VIA AP] By Frank Stanfield email@example.comOCALA Â… Federal prosecutors have unsealed an indictment against 11 people on drug charges, including a Leesburg man who stands to lose his Porsche, Corvette and Hummer, if authorities have their way. Charlie W. Harrison Jr., 32, was swept up in a major drug bust involving pure metham-phetamine and the seizure of more than $1 million in cash, guns and gold, according to a press release from the U.S. AttorneyÂs office. Others include Chantal Monique Harrison, 28, of Leesburg, Trini Thomas Jr., 34, of Wildwood, and Georgiana Armenakis, 40, of Paisley.If convicted of each count of conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of meth-amphetamine, each defendant could face up to life in prison.Charlie Harrison, Jr. was the leader of a large-scale drug operation spanning Marion, Sumter, Lake, and Pinellas Not so stormy Nelson See STORMY, A7 See DRUG, A7 See NELSON, A7Puerto Rico now estimates storm killed more than 1,400The Associated PressSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Â„ Puerto Rico is estimating in a report to Congress that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, though an island official said Thurs-day that the confirmed toll remains frozen at 64 pending a scientific review due out soon.The government, relying on updated statistics it first reported in June, said in a report to Congress detailing a $139 billion reconstruction plan that there were 1,427 more deaths from September to December 2017 than the average for the same time period over the previous four years.The territoryÂs government said that the additional deaths resulted from the effects of a storm that led to a Âcascad-ing failuresÂŽ in infrastructure across the island of 3.3 million people. The administration of Gov. Ricardo Rossello stopped updating its official death toll months ago and ordered an investigation amid reports that the number was substan-tially undercounted. Public Safety Department Secretary Hector Pesquera said the new total will reflect the findings of the investigation, which is expected in the coming weeks.The figure of more than 1,400, Pesquera said, Âis simple mathÂŽ based on the number of excess deaths. ÂThis is not the official number of deaths attributable to Hurricane Maria,ÂŽ he said.Hurricane MariaÂs death toll still at 64 despite contrary new reportSee MARIA, A7
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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. Wednesday, Aug. 8 Powerball: 10-21-30-43-63-17-x2 Lotto: 3-4-11-17-25-45-x2 Fantasy: 1-3-18-21-29 Thursday, Aug. 9 Pick 5 Afternoon: 0-7-8-6-3 Pick 4 Afternoon: 2-3-7-2 Pick 3 Afternoon: 7-7-2 Pick 2 Afternoon: 4-1LOTTERY DATELINESOAKLAND, CALIF.This photo shows the inside of a burned warehouse after the deadly Â“ re that broke out on Dec. 2, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Tearful relatives of the 36 people killed in the Â“ re testiÂ“ ed Thursday that the involuntary manslaughter plea deals the two defendants, Derick Almena and Max Harris, reached with prosecutors is too lenient, with one calling it a Âsweetheart deal.ÂŽ Almena received a nine-year prison sentence. Harris was given six years. [CITY OF OAKLAND VIA AP]MANTECA, CALIF.Tyrone McAllister, the 18-year-old son of the Union City, Calif., police chief, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of attempted robbery, elder abuse and assault with a deadly weapon for an attack on a 71-year-old Sikh man in Manteca, Calif. Sahib Singh, who doesnÂt speak English, was attacked Monday while walking at a park. A 16-year-old boy was also arrested in the attack. [MANTECA POLICE DEPARTMENT VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]TULSA, OKLA. In this April 17 photo, Michael Bever, left, is led from a courtroom following jury selection in his trial in Tulsa, Okla. At right is his defense attorney Corbin Brewster. Bever, the younger of two brothers accused of fatally stabbing their parents and three siblings inside a suburban Oklahoma home, was sentenced Thursday to Â“ ve life terms in prison to run consecutively, meaning he likely wonÂt ever be released. [SUE OGROCKI/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]By Richard LardnerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON Â„ The indictment of Rep. Chris Collins on insider trading charges is drawing new attention to the freedom members of Congress have to serve on corporate boards or to buy and sell stock in industries theyÂre respon-sible for overseeing.Collins, a New York Republican, has denied any wrongdoing stemming from his involvement with Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited, a biotechnology company based in Sydney, Australia. He was InnateÂs largest shareholder, holding nearly 17 percent of its shares. He also was a member of the companyÂs board of directors Â„ an arrangement that itself isnÂt a violation of the law. Yet itÂs a connection that can create the potential for conflicts of interest.Members of Congress are not prohibited from serving on corporate boards as long as they donÂt receive any compensation for doing so.The thinking behind this exception, which doesnÂt extend to top-level executive branch officials, is to ensure lawmakers arenÂt prevented from accepting positions on the boards of charities or other philanthropic organizations, according to Craig Holman of the nonpartisan advocacy group Public Citizen.Holman, who lobbies in Washington for stricter government ethics and lobbying rules, noted that lawmakers are often privy to sensitive information before it becomes public. That makes the opportu-nity for insider trading Âvery prevalent,ÂŽ he said.ÂMy own office was stunnedÂŽ by CollinsÂ posi-tion, said Holman. ÂÂReally, they can sit on a board of directors?ÂÂŽGovernment ethics lawyer Kathleen Clark said another downside of permitting members of Congress to be on corporate boards is that they may feel a sense of loyalty to the business, spurring them to share information with the com-pany they obtained through government service.Clark, a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis, also challenged the notion that service on non-commercial organizations is inherently altruistic and doesnÂt come with potential conflicts of interest. Even nonprofits can have an interest in seeing particular legislation passed, she said.ÂIn almost every situation, the ethics standards members of Congress impose on themselves are more lax than what they require of high-level execu-tive branch officials,ÂŽ Clark said.Stan Brand, senior counsel at the Washington law firm Akin Gump and former gen-eral counsel to the House, said the strength of the laws against insider trad-ing should allay fears about corporate board service by lawmakers. ItÂs irrelevant whether members serve on boards, he said. ItÂs what they do with sensitive infor-mation that counts.Brand said the potential distraction of being on a corporate board should be a bigger concern. ÂBeing a member of Con-gress is supposed to be a full-time job,ÂŽ he said.ItÂs difficult to know how many lawmakers have board positions. Each member of Congress files a financial disclosure report each year, but thereÂs no central data-base where that information is available.Collins was arrested Wednesday and charged with conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud and making false statements to the FBI. Parallel charges were filed against two other people, including CollinsÂ son.Prosecutors say Rep. Collins got an email from InnateÂs CEO while attend-ing a picnic last year at the White House that said a trial of a drug the company developed to treat multiple sclerosis was a clinical failure. They said Collins told his son, who then dumped his stock in the company before the trial results were announced publicly. Several other people also benefited from the inside information.A law known as the STOCK Act and signed into law by President Barack Obama in April 2012 pre-vents members of Congress Âfrom trading stocks based on nonpublic information they gleaned on Capitol Hill,ÂŽ according to a White House fact sheet issued at the time. The law also required that members of Congress report certain Âinvestment transactionsÂŽ within 45 days of making the trade. But, according to a report Holman issued last year, the lawÂs primary goal was to reduce insider trading by members of Congress, Ânot reduce stock trading per se.ÂŽPublic Citizen compiled a database of stock trading activity by U.S. senators three years before the lawÂs passage and three years after. It found that Âmany individual senators continue to be very active in the stock market and often trade stocks in businesses that they oversee in their official capacity.ÂŽCongressmen can serve on corporate boardsRepublican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins, center, leaves federal court Wednesday in New York. Collins was indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades. [MARY ALTAFFER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] IN BRIEFBOSTONFeds: Man offered $500 for killing of ICE agentsA Massachusetts man who offered on social media to pay $500 to anyone who would kill a federal immigration officer was arrested Thursday, pros-ecutors saidLaw enforcement officials said they hope the arrest of Brandon Ziobrowski, 33, sends the message that they will not tolerate what they described as a rise in threats against immigration officers and others amid increasingly heated political debates. Ziobrowski, of Cambridge, is charged with using interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat to injure another person. He was arrested in New York, where he was visiting a friend. He is expected to transported back to Massachusetts.PODGORICA, MONTENEGROReport: Montenegro seeks ex-CIA agent in failed coupMontenegro on Thursday issued an international arrest warrant for a former CIA agent for alleged involve-ment in what the government said was a failed pro-Russia coup designed to prevent the Balkan countryÂs NATO membership.MontenegroÂs state TV said that prosecutors want the extradition of Joseph Assad, a U.S. citizen born and raised in Egypt, on charges of partici-pating in a criminal enterprise led by two Russian military spy agency officers. The Russians and 12 others, mostly Serbs, are on trial in Montenegro over the alleged election day plot in 2016 that included plans to assassinate then-Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, storming parlia-ment and taking over power.PARISFrance: 1,600 evacuated as Â” oods threaten camp sitesHundreds of rescuers backed by helicopters evacu-ated about 1,600 people, most of them campers, in three regions of southern France where heavy rain caused flash flooding and transformed rivers and streams into torrents, the interior minister said Thursday.Hardest hit was the Gard region, where 119 children, many of them from Germany, were evacuated from their campsite at SaintJulien-de-Peyrolas, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said in a statement. About 750 people in all were evacuated in Gard, mainly from campsites, a top dis-trict official, Thierry Dousset, told FranceÂs BFM-TV news channel.
DailyCommercial.com | Friday, August 10, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 email@example.comNEWS BRIEFS Father blames Âstand your groundÂFDOT helps truck drivers locate safe, available parkingGatehouse Media FloridaAs the Florida Department of Transportation continues to address the need for truck parking along major state high-ways, a nearly $1.6 million project has installed the Truck Parking Availability System at four rest areas and two weigh stations in Marion and Sumter counties.FDOT opened the first operational system in late June for locations along I-4 and I-95 in Brevard, Flagler and Seminole counties.The TPAS projects are part of a statewide FDOT effort to help truck drivers locate safe and available parking.FDOT initiated the proj-ect after studies revealed truck overflow parking was occurring at some rest areas while others were underutilized. As a result, some truck drivers resort to the unsafe and illegal methods of parking along the interstate, on ramp shoulders or in vacant lots, according to the agency.Following a twoyear research effort to examine available technologies to help address the system, Florida applied for and received a federal Accelerated Innovation Deployment grant to design and install TPAS systems at several locations along I-4, I-10, I-75 and I-95 throughout the state.TPAS provides real-time information and helps drivers locate safe options by using in-ground sensors or motion detection video to track how many spots are available, which is relayed to dynamic mes-sage signs several miles ahead of the rest area or weigh station. With the information, drivers can decide whether to exit the interstate to find a place to park, or proceed to the rest area or weigh station.Information highwayBy Nate MonroeGatehouse Media FloridaJACKSONVILLE Â„ Agri-culture Commissioner Adam Putnam dubbed U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis the ÂSeinfeld candidate,ÂŽ but the punchline might have inad-vertently summed up the Wednesday debate between the two Republican gubernatorial candidates: ÂIt all adds up to nothing.ÂŽThe two men, who agree on most major issues, slugged it out with one-liners for much of their hour-long debate.In the end it was not clear Putnam would be able to use his pugnacious performance to halt the apparent momentum DeSantis, R-Palm Coast, has gained in the aftermath of an endorse-ment from President Donald Trump.ÂIf anything it cemented the narrative of the last few weeks,ÂŽ said Michael Binder, a University of North Florida political science professor who conducts polling in the state. ÂDeSantis is pulling away.ÂŽAt one point, Putnam acknowledged frustration that could turn out to GOP governor hopefuls slug it out in debateRepublican gubernatorial candidates Congressman Ron DeSantis, left, listens Wednesday as Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam makes a statement during a debate in Jacksonville. [WILL DICKEY/GATEHOUSE FLORIDA] Thousands of big trucks pass through central Florida on I-75 each day and some of them need to Â“ nd safe parking for a time. The Florida Department of Transportation recently installed the Truck Parking Availability System at four rest areas and two weigh stations in Marion and Sumter counties as part of a statewide effort to help truck drivers locate safe and available parking. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] This image provided by the Florida Department of Transportation shows how information would be displayed through the Truck Parking Availability System. [SUBMITTED] Son was killed last month in Clearwater over a parking spotBy Errin Haines WhackAP National WriterMichael McGlockton is convinced that two things killed his son in a Florida parking lot last month: The man who pulled the trigger and the stateÂs polarizing Âstand your groundÂŽ self-defense law.Markeis McGlockton, 28, died a few yards from his children and girlfriend at a store in Clearwater after a confrontation over a parking spot that reignited the debate over the law. The local sheriff said that under Âstand your ground,ÂŽ Michael Drejka was justified in the killing.In an interview with The Associated Press Â„ his first one-on-one with a news outlet since the shooting Michael McGlockton holds a photo of his son, Markeis McGlockton, who was shot and killed July 19 in Clearwater during an argument over a parking spot. The shooter, Michael Drejka, said he was defending himself and is using FloridaÂs controversial ÂStand Your GroundÂ defense. [AP PHOTO/ TAMARA LUSH] CLERMONTPolice seek gunman in Clermont 7-Eleven robberyLake County sheriffÂs investigators are seeking the publicÂs help in identifying a man who robbed a 7-Eleven clerk at gunpoint early Satur-day morning.The gunman entered the store at 1635 U.S. Highway 27 in at 1:25 a.m., brandished a silver and black handgun and demanded money. He took an undisclosed amount of cash and took off south on U.S. 27 in a newer-model silver car. The gunman was wearing a black long-sleeve shirt, dark pants, black shoes, black gloves, a black bandana and a red stocking cap. Osceola County detectives are investigating a similar robbery that occurred within just a few hours at a 7-Eleven in their county. The suspect appears to be the same person.Anyone with information should call the Lake County SheriffÂs Office at 352343-2101 or Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423TIPS for a possible cash reward. ALTOONACops: Woman threatened boyfriend with drill, razorSheriffÂs deputies arrested a woman Wednesday when her live-in boyfriend said she whacked him with a curtain rod, put a cordless drill up to his head, threatened to cut his nose with a razor blade and shoot him with his own gun.Kristin Alidah Jones, 32, of the 18000 block of Lake King Road in Altoona, was charged with domestic battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon with-out intent to kill.ÂThe defendant said she got upset because he would not give her a ride to Ocala,ÂŽ according to an arrest report.Jones was booked into the Lake County Jail on a $25,000 bond. MIAMINTSB: Larger cracks in prefab bridge after moveFederal safety inspectors released new photos Thursday showing cracks in the concrete of an under-construction, pedestrian bridge just days before it collapsed near a Florida university. The National Transportation Safety Board issued another preliminary report in the investigation of the March 15 collapse that killed a bridge worker and five vehi-cle occupants. The agency had previously released Feb. 24 photos documenting small cracks at the ends of the bridge. The new photos featuring larger cracks were taken after March 10, when the prefabricated bridge was transported from a casting yard and set into place on permanent piers. Investigators interviewed employees from eight compa-nies involved in the bridgeÂs design and construction, the report said. Experts have also tested concrete, steel rods and a hydraulic jack. The report didnÂt include any test results or conclusions about what might have caused the collapse. The bridge was to span a busy highway and canal and connect Florida International UniversityÂs campus to the neighboring community of Sweetwater. The bridge was high-lighted by FIU officials as an achievement for an accelerated construction method that was supposed to reduce risks to workers and pedestrians and minimize traffic disruption. When the bridge fell, con-struction was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of the spanÂs supports, public documents showed.By Frank Stanfield firstname.lastname@example.orgLEESBURG Â„ It started with a traffic stop for a suspended driverÂs license and ended with a drug bust and the arrest of a convicted felon with a firearm.Joseph Q. Davis-McGee, 25, of Orlando, was the pas-senger in a car stopped on U.S. Highway 441 near Beach Road in Lees-burg, according to an arrest report.When the sheriffÂs deputy began to question the driver about her suspended license, her passenger, Davis-McGee began breathing heavily and acting nervous. He gave his name as Joseph Davis.The deputy told the driver he could smell burnt mari-juana in the car.ÂJust do your job,ÂŽ he told the deputy, who called for backup.As the deputy began get-ting the driver out of the car, a second deputy walked up to the passenger side and told Davis-McGee to get out and put his hands on the car.Instead, he pushed the deputy down and began running.The deputy fired his Taser and missed. He fired a second time with probes hitting his left bicep and right hand. Deputies found a loaded handgun in Davis-McGeeÂs pocket.After the arrest, deputies found a box in the back seat with two bags of methamphetamine and 23 pills containing meth.Davis-McGee was charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon, battery on a law enforcement Convicted felon arrested with gun, drugsDavis-McGee LocationsThe system is installed at these locations in Marion and Sumter counties: Â€ I-75 northbound rest area, 4 miles north of County Road 484 (Exit 341) Â€ I-75 southbound rest area, 3 miles south of State Road 200 (Exit 350) Â€ I-75 northbound truck comfort station (weigh-inmotion station), 10 miles north of State Road 44 (Exit 329) Â€ I-75 southbound truck comfort station (weighin-motion station), 2 miles south of CR 484 (Exit 341) Â€ I-75 northbound rest area, 6 miles north of State Road 50/U.S. 98 (Exit 301) Â€ I-75 southbound rest area, 1 mile south of County Road 476B (Exit 309) See FELON, A4 See FATHER, A4 See GOP, A4
belief that an imminent threat exists, shoot-ings are more likely to be considered justified by a judge or jury when white people shoot blacks, he said.ÂWhite fear is seen as more reasonable than black fear,ÂŽ Butler said.Dennis Baxley, a Republican legislator from Ocala and an initial Âstand your groundÂŽ sponsor, says the lawÂs intent was to make it clear that when people are attacked, they have a right to defend themselves.ÂI donÂt think anyone should be raped or beaten because they think they would get in trouble for defending themselves,ÂŽ Baxley said.Baxley called the Clear-water case a Âtough callÂŽ but said itÂs up to the sheriff and prosecutor to decide whether a crime was committed.Markeis McGlockton was 23 when Martin was killed in 2012. It was the first time Michael McGlockton, a lifelong Florida resident, had heard of Âstand your ground.ÂŽ He said he thought the Âmessed-upÂŽ law should be changed but never imagined it would strike so personally.McGlockton said it is his son who was defend-ing himself and his family against a threat.ÂEvery man raises his kid to be that ultimate man for his family,ÂŽ McGlockton said. ÂThatÂs exactly what he was doing, standing up for his family. IÂm so proud of him because he did exactly what I taught him to do.ÂŽNearly 30 years ago, McGlockton was sitting in Spanish class as a high school junior when he got the call that his girlfriend was in labor.He rushed to the hospital, but by the time he arrived, Markeis had already entered the world. It was the best day of MichaelÂs life.ÂI stayed with him all night, crying,ÂŽ Michael McGlockton, now 46, recalled. ÂI was just happy.ÂŽFather and son were close. He chided his father for babying him, even as an adult. Warning him away from the mistakes he had made was simply McGlocktonÂs way of showing love Â„ a word he began using with his son only a few years ago.ÂA lot of grown men donÂt really say that to their sons,ÂŽ McGlockton said.Their hometown, Clearwater, known for its beaches and sunshine, bills itself as Âa progressive city committed to enhancing residentsÂ lives.ÂŽ McGlockton wouldnÂt disagree, and seldom thought of MarkeisÂ safety as the father of a black son.But Âthis law does not work in favor of black people,ÂŽ he said.Like MartinÂs parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, Michael McGlockton and Monica Moore-Robinson want justice for their sonÂs kill-ing. He no longer wants or expects an apology from sheriff Gualtieri and regrets voting for him.McGlockton hopes for a different outcome from prosecutors.ÂEverybody in America can see that tape,ÂŽ McGlockton said, referring to the video of the confrontation. ÂIÂm hoping the stateÂs attorney can see the exact same thing.ÂŽMcGlocktonÂs family is focused on pushing for DrejkaÂs arrest, pros-ecution and conviction. Then, he said, heÂll focus on pushing to change the law.ÂHe didnÂt have to pull that trigger,ÂŽ McGlock-ton said. ÂBut because of Âstand your ground,Â this is what happens.ÂŽ Associated Press writer Gary Fineout contributed from Tallahassee, Florida. A4 Friday, August 10, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com Funeral Services Cynthia Marie Rutigliano, whilst living in GodÂs Country, Hayesville, North Carolina, passed away June 26, 2018, way too soon. She was born to the Holder clan, Fort Worth, Texas on December 8, 1964. Cyndi Rutigliano is survived by her husband, partner, and soulmate Andrew Rutigliano of Hayesville, NC, an impassioned mother, May Anderson, Fort Worth TX, a loving aunt, Glenda Evans, Arlington TX, sister, Cheryl Evans, Arlington TX, brothers Marty Anderson, Fort Worth, TX, and Steven Andersons, North Port, FL. Cyndi is also survived by sons, Davin Haapapuro, (Samantha), Jacksonville NC, and Clayton Haapapuro (Megan), Hurst TX. Cyndi also leaves behind three step-children, Maddison Rutigliano of Leesburg, FL, Nikolas Rutigliano, and Charlotte Rutigliano (Nathan) Mata, Sacramento CA, and seven beautiful grandchildren. CyndiÂs love for motorcycle riding, off-shore and fresh-water Â“shing, dogs and giving, made her AndyÂs perfect partner. Cynthia was employed by Proctor and GambleÂs Pet Food division and as a sales representative for Eukanuba. Services will be held in Florida at the convenience of the family. Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Cynthia Marie Rutigliano Â„ Michael McGlockton said that if the law didnÂt exist, his son might have gone home the night of July 19, or Drejka might have been arrested. Instead, McGlockton said, he buried his firstborn while the killer walked free.ÂNo law should be able to protect somebody to the point that they kill somebody on the street and they can lay in the bed the same night,ÂŽ McGlockton said. ÂTo me and my family, thatÂs a slap in the face. (Drejka) wouldÂve thought twice before he pulled the trigger. With the law, he knew that he could hide behind that.ÂŽThe law received international attention in 2012 when black teen-ager Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman. In the end, Zimmerman did not argue a Âstand your groundÂŽ defense and was acquitted anyway. Critics say the law unfairly allows young black men to be victimized by gun violence.The dispute with Drejka started when he yelled at McGlocktonÂs girlfriend, Britany Jacobs Â„ who was in a car with two of the coupleÂs small children Â„ outside a store for parking in a handicapped space. McGlockton, who was black and unarmed, pushed Drejka, a white man, to the ground. Drejka pulled out his handgun and killed him.Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri has declined to press charges. State prosecutors are consid-ering whether to charge Drejka, 47.ÂI didnÂt make the law, and I do not do what people want because of outrage,ÂŽ Gualtieri said. ÂIf youÂre outraged by the law and donÂt like the law, then change it.ÂŽThe case drew hundreds to a rally last weekend in Clearwater.Instead of scrapping the law, Florida lawmakers have strengthened it to force prosecutors to prove the shooting doesnÂt fall under a Âstand your groundÂŽ defense. Previ-ously, defendants had to prove why that defense applied.A 2015 American Bar Association task force report on Âstand your ground lawsÂŽ found the statute is unpredictable, results in racial dispari-ties, and undermines victimsÂ rights. Addi-tionally, the report said there was widespread confusion among law enforcement as to when shootings were justified.Georgetown University law professor Paul Butler said the law does have a racially dispa-rate effect that devalues black life. Because the law is predicated on the FATHERFrom Page A3officer, possession of methamphetamine and resisting an officer with violence.He has Âan extensive criminal history with drugs and burglary,ÂŽ according to the arrest affidavit. The driver was charged with driving with a sus-pended license. FELONFrom Page A3be the defining element in the GOP primary: ÂI wish (Trump) hadnÂt put his thumb on the scale of FloridaÂs campaigns.ÂŽPutnam, an affable Florida GOP scion, mocked what he viewed as the shallowness of DeSan-tisÂ campaign and the gulf between their knowledge about Florida.Putnam enjoys backing from much of the stateÂs political establishment, while DeSantisÂ campaign has been powered by repeated appearances on Fox News, TrumpÂs endorsement and national campaign cash.ÂThis election is a choice between the Washington way and putting Florida first,ÂŽ Putnam said in his opening remarks. He called DeSantis a ÂSein-feld candidateÂŽ who used celebrity and little else to bolster his profile.DeSantis argued Putnam is a candidate flush with special interest cash Â„ particularly from the sugar industry Â„ who would be unable to make the hard choices needed to clean FloridaÂs waterways, a high-profile issue as a red tide on Flor-idaÂs Southwest coast and toxic algae blooms from Lake Okeechobee generate headlines and nightly news stories in the state and across the nation.ÂAdam is basically the errand boy for U.S. Sugar,ÂŽ DeSantis said.Putnam fired back that DeSantisÂ out-of-state contributions come from Âcome from casino owners and pornographers.ÂŽDeSantis mocked PutnamÂs 22 years in public office. Putnam called DeSantis a Âcareer politician with ADD.ÂŽDeSantis and Putnam sought to undermine their opponentÂs conservative credentials throughout questioning by the mod-erator, but often it became clear the two differ little. Neither voiced support, for example, for the gun-control measures passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Doug-las High School massacre in February.Although DeSantis slammed PutnamÂs financial support from the sugar industry, itÂs not clear how heÂll address the stateÂs environmental problems.ÂIÂm going to be open to any approach,ÂŽ he said, when asked if heÂd support more funding for the state Department of Environmental Protection to combat algae blooms.The two tangled over their records and the ethical nature of their financial backers. At one point, they diverged on a several-minute debate over DeSantisÂ support for the ÂFair Tax,ÂŽ a con-servative policy proposal that would eliminate the income tax and replace it with a national sales tax.ThatÂs an unrealistic plan, Putnam said, that Âmay sound good in a Harvard economics class room.ÂŽÂThe lefties at Harvard would hate the fair tax,ÂŽ DeSantis replied.The debate was hosted by Jacksonville University and WJXT-4. The five Democrats running for governor will meet at the school Thursday for an 8 p.m. town hall. GOPFrom Page A3 By Jim SaundersNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEEÂ„ Just a day after receiving the case, the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday unani-mously agreed to take up a battle about whether a proposed ban on greyhound racing should go on the November ballot.Justices scheduled arguments in the case on Aug. 29 and set a rapid-fire series of deadlines for the parties to file briefs, according to an order issued by the court. The court is moving quickly, at least in part, because ballots for the Nov. 6 general election will start going out in September.The Florida Constitution Revision Commission this spring approved placing the proposed racing ban on the ballot. The measure, one of eight proposed constitutional amendments approved by the commission, would ban commercial greyhound racing in the state after Dec. 31, 2020.But the Florida Grey-hound Association, which represents breeders, owners and trainers, filed a lawsuit arguing that the proposal, known as Amendment 13, should be kept off the ballot because it would be misleading to voters. Leon County Cir-cuit Judge Karen Gievers last week agreed with the greyhound association, prompting the state to appeal.On Tuesday, a threejudge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal agreed to ÂcertifyÂŽ the case to the Supreme Court, a somewhat unusual move that effec-tively means the case will bypass the appellate court.In the decision, appeals-court judges Joseph Lewis, Scott Makar and M. Kem-merly Thomas said it was proper to certify the case to the Supreme Court, in part, because Âthe issues presented are of great public importance, aris-ing from a proposal of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission to amend the state Consti-tution Âƒ (and because) a need for immediate resolution exists due to time constraints related to the pending election and ballot preparation timelines.ÂŽArguments at the Supreme Court will focus on the wording of the proposed ballot title and summary, which is what voters would see when they go to the polls. The title and summary are supposed to accurately reflect the meaning of the amendment.But GieversÂ ruled the proposed racing ban Âis misleading and inaccurate and incompleteÂŽ and described it as Âtrickeration.ÂŽAs an example, Gievers agreed with an argument by the Florida Greyhound Association that the ballot proposal would be misleading because it would not actually ban dog-race wagering. That is because betting would still be allowed at Florida tracks on races broadcast from outside the state.ÂThe ballot title and summary are misleading because they imply that passage of proposed Amendment 13 Âends dog racingÂ and ends wager-ing on the outcome of dog races, neither of which would be accomplished by proposed Amendment 13,ÂŽ Gievers wrote.But in a document filed last month in circuit court, attorneys for the state disputed arguments that the phrase Âends dog racingÂŽ in the ballot title would mislead voters.ÂPlaintiffsÂ isolated focus on a phrase excerpted from the ballot title wrongly ignores the rest of the ballot language and wrongly assumes an ignorant electorate,ÂÂ the stateÂs attorneys wrote.Florida court to take up racing banJust a day after receiving the case, the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously agreed to take up a battle about whether a proposed ban on greyhound racing should go on the November ballot. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] ÂNo law should be able to protect somebody to the point that they kill somebody on the street and they can lay in the bed the same night. To me and my family, thatÂs a slap in the face. (Drejka) wouldÂve thought twice before he pulled the trigger. With the law, he knew that he could hide behind that.ÂŽMichael McGlockton, whose son Markeis was shot and killed July 19
DailyCommercial.com | Friday, August 10, 2018 A5 The Associated PressSUNRISE Â„ The parents and spouses of the Florida high school mas-sacreÂs victims called Thursday for the ouster of their countyÂs school board, saying the mem-bers havenÂt done enough to bolster security before students return to class next week.Tony Montalto, president of Stand With Parkland, the group the families formed after the Feb. 14 attack, pointed at a press conference to the Broward County school districtÂs decision to abort an internal investigation into the Feb. 14 shooting and to delay installing metal detectors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where his 14-year-old daughter Gina, 13 other students and three staff members died.ÂThe constant reversals of policy decisions con-tinue to leave our countyÂs students and teachers at risk and clearly show that there is no unified plan to keep them safe,ÂŽ Montalto said. ÂThe modern plague of mass shoot-ings in AmericaÂs schools forced school districts, administrators and law enforcement across the country to carefully study the lessons of tragedies like Columbine and Sandy Hook. Many acted quickly to protect students and teachers ... In Broward County there has been no sense of urgency.ÂŽTwo parents of victims are running for the board in the Aug. 28 election where five of the nine seats will be decided.The district said in a statement Thursday saying itÂs Âunderstandable that the Marjory Stoneman Douglas fami-lies feel frustrated,ÂŽ but the district has made progress. Superintendent Robert Runcie has said police officers or armed guards will be at all 234 district schools starting Wednesday.After the shooting, Florida became the first state to require all public schools have a police offi-cer, armed guard or armed staff member present when open. An Associated Press survey of the stateÂs 67 districts found many are struggling to hire enough police offi-cers or guards to cover all schools and, like Broward, are turning to sheriffÂs offices and police depart-ments to temporarily fill gaps.Runcie has said the internal investigation was halted because it conflicted with the work of the state commission thatÂs investigating the shooting and that logisti-cal problems at Stoneman Douglas delayed installa-tion of metal detectors.ÂThere is no fast, easy fix and there is no roadmap. The District has dealt with the shock and trauma of the shooting, managing the aftermath of the tragedy and a variety of ongoing investigations, as it continues to evaluate new and effective ways to enhance safety and secu-rity throughout the school system,ÂŽ the statement said.But those explanations have done little to mollify the victimsÂ family members, who crowded around a podium Thursday during a break in a meeting of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission. Those who spoke tore into the board and some tore into Runcie.ÂThe leadership in place is not the right leadership for the times Â„ they are failing,ÂŽ said Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed.April Schentrup, who was an elementary school principal in the district when her 16-year-old daughter Carmen died at Stoneman Douglas, said Âleadership matters.ÂŽÂWhen we have leaders who wait to have others do their job for them, ask others to do their investi-gation, ask others to take roles that they should take on their own Â„ that is not the leadership we need,ÂŽ said Schentrup, whom Runcie appointed to be the districtÂs direc-tor of safety and security in June. The Stoneman Douglas commission, meanwhile, heard Thursday from a crime analyst who said thereÂs no personality profile that can predict campus shooters.Analyst Nevin Smith said the FBI, Secret Ser-vice and other researchers who have examined school shootings over the past 20 years agree that no such profile exists. He told the commission that school officials instead should focus on individual studentÂs behavior. He said his study of the 46 U.S. school attacks over the last 20 years showed that almost all were well-planned and that in 81 percent of the cases at least one outsider knew of the attack in advance and in 59 percent, two or more did.In the Stoneman Doug-las case, officials say law enforcement was told the 19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz, a former Stoneman Douglas student, had posted photos online of weapons and had threatened to attack a school.The commission held a closed door session Thursday to discuss CruzÂs educational, men-tal-health and medical records. Under federal law, those are private.Cruz is jailed on 17 first-degree murder charges. His attorneys have said he would plead guilty in exchange for a sentence of life in prison without parole. Prosecu-tors are seeking the death penalty.Parkland relatives want school board oustedSchool shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz arrives at a Broward County courtroom for a hearing Aug. 3. A newly released transcript shows Cruz spat out Âkill meÂŽ and then cursed as he sat alone in a sheriffÂs interrogation room just hours after the massacre that left 17 dead. Prosecutors released a redacted transcript of CruzÂs post-shooting statement Monday afternoon. [WILFREDO LEE/AP]
A6 Friday, August 10, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comVP cites growing threats as reason for trying to gain dominance in spaceBy Lolita C. BaldorThe Associated PressWASHINGTON Â„ Pointing to growing threats and competition from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday announced ambitious plans to create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate mili-tary warfighting service by 2020.The proposal taps into the American publicÂs long fascination with space Â„ but with a military focus. The plan faces daunting hurdles and requires congres-sional approval. Military leaders and experts have questioned the wisdom of launching an expensive, bureaucratic new service branch.Vice President Mike Pence announced the new force during a Pen-tagon speech. Pence described space as a domain that was once peaceful and uncontested but has now become crowded and adversarial.ÂNow the time has come to write the next great chapter in the his-tory of our armed forces, to prepare for the next battlefield where Amer-icaÂs best and bravest will be called to deter and defeat a new generation of threats to our people, to our nation,ÂŽ Pence said.Pence portrayed the change as a response to foesÂ potential aggression rather than any offensive U.S. military effort.Citing Russia and China, he said that for years U.S. adversaries have Âpursued weapons to jam, blind and disable our navigation and com-munication satellites via electronic attacks from the ground.ÂŽIn June, the president directed the Pentagon to create a Âseparate but equalÂŽ space force, a complicated and expensive move that could take years to gain CongressÂ approval and become operational. On Thursday, Pence said the administration will work with Congress on the plan and will outline a budget next year. The last time the U.S. created a new uniformed military service was in 1947, when the Air Force was launched after World War II. It joined the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has endorsed steps to reorganize the militaryÂs space-warf-ighting forces and create a new command, but he previously opposed launching an expensive new service. A new branch of the military would require layers of bureaucracy, military and civilian leaders, uni-forms, equipment and an expansive support structure.Asked about the cost, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters the Pentagon doesnÂt have a number yet but will by the end of the year.ÂI would assume itÂs billions,ÂŽ he said. Pence outlines Space Force planSecretary of Defense Jim Mattis introduces Vice President Mike Pence during an event on the creation of a United States Space Force on Thursday at the Pentagon in Washington. [EVAN VUCCI/AP] By Eric Tucker, Stephen Braun and Chad DayThe Associated PressALEXANDRIA, Va. Â„ After three days of dramatic and even salacious testimony in the trial of Paul Manafort, prosecutors on Thursday returned to the nuts and bolts of their case against the former Trump campaign chairman as they sought to show he obtained millions of dollars in bank loans under false pretenses.Attorneys for special counsel Robert Mueller also got a rare Â„ and narrow Â„ acknowledgment from U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III that he likely erred when he angrily confronted them a day earlier over whether he had allowed a witness to watch the trial.The judgeÂs comments and detailed testimony about ManafortÂs loans came during the eighth day of his trial as prosecutors began presenting the bulk of their bank fraud case against him after spending days largely on tax-evasion allegations. Prosecutors say they expect to rest their case Friday.On Thursday, a series of bank employees told jurors about discrepancies and outright falsehoods contained on ManafortÂs applications for millions of dollars in loans.Melinda James, a Citizens Bank mortgage loan assistant, testified that Manafort had told the bank that a New York City property would be used as a second residence, but she found it listed as a rental on a real estate website. That distinction matters because banks regard loans for invest-ment properties as riskier and impose restrictions, including on how much money theyÂre willing to lend.Jurors saw an email from Manafort to his son-in-law, Jeffrey Yohai, in which he advises him that an appraiser is look-ing to schedule a visit to the property.ÂRemember he believes that you and Jessica are living there,ÂŽ Manafort wrote in the email, refer-encing his daughter. ÂLet me know when you have arranged it.ÂŽManafort also asserted he did not have a mortgage on a different New York property, even though he actually did, James said.All the while, Manafort signed paperwork indi-cating he understood that he could face criminal or civil penalties if he lied to the bank.Multiple bank officials said accurate information is essential for them as they decide whether to approve a loan.ÂThe underwriter needs a clear picture of all the debts, the monthly debts, of the borrower in order to make an accurate decision on the loan,ÂŽ James said.Prosecutors shift focus to fraud chargesAttorney Kevin Downing gestures to the rest of the defense team for Paul Manafort as the team leaves federal court during the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman Thursday in Alexandria, Va. [JACQUELYN MARTIN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]
DailyCommercial.com | Friday, August 10, 2018 A7Thats exactly what the Russians want to do.The Florida Department of State said it had received zero information from Nelson or his staff that supports the claims of Russian meddling something national intelligence and homeland security officials have repeatedly warned was likely ahead of the midterms.Additionally, the department has received no information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that corroborates Sen. Nelsons statement and we have no evidence to support these claims, the Florida Department of State said in a statement. If Sen. Nelson has specific information about threats to our elections, he should share it with election offi-cials in Florida.The department said state and local election officials have taken sig-nificant steps to ensure the security and integ-rity of Florida elections. Counties are using $1.9 million to purchase a net-work monitoring security system that provides automated alerts about threats, the department said. Moreover, counties are using $15.5 million in funding to make significant investments in election security prior to this years midterms.Sara Sendek, a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security, issued a statement Wednesday evening saying: While we are aware of Senator Nelsons recent statements, we have not seen any new compromises by Russian actors of election infrastructure. That said, we dont need to wait for a specific threat to be ready.The FBI did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Rubio and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, declined to comment. The ranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner of Vir-ginia, issued a statement, but did not confirm or deny Nelsons claims.Russian activities con-tinue to pose a threat to the security of our elec-tions, as Sens. Nelson and Rubio rightly pointed out in their letter, Warner said. I hope all state and local elections officials, including Floridas, will take this issue seriously.White House critics have harshly criticized President Donald Trump on the issue of election security. They say his administration lacks a clear national strategy to protect U.S. elections from foreign meddling by Russia or any other adversary. In response, top national security offi-cials appeared together at the White House last week to insist there is a vast, government-wide effort to safeguard a cornerstone of American democracy.John Bolton, the national security adviser, wrote in a letter to Senate Democrats that President Trump has not and will not tolerate interference in Americas system of representative government.Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said, We continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign by Russia to try to weaken and divide the United States.Their rare appearance during a White House briefing came weeks after Trump publicly undermined the conclusions of American intelligence agencies regarding Rus-sian interference. Trump later said he accepted those findings. AP Writers Lisa Mascaro in Washington, Frank Bajak in Boston and David Fischer in Miami contributed to this report. NELSONFrom Page A1counties, according to court records. He and his co-conspirators are charged with distributing multikilogram quantities of pure crystal methamphetamine and heroin. During the investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration seized 14.5 kilograms of meth-amphetamine (96-100 percent pure), 5.5 kilo-grams of heroin, 19 firearms and approxi-mately 6 pounds of gold jewelry valued at about $95,000. In addition, law enforce-ment seized $1,171,353 in cash.Prosecutors will go to court to take possession of his 2016 Porsche Panamera, 2014 Chev-rolet Corvette and DRUGFrom Page A1hurricane season between mid-August through October when 95 percent of hurricanes form. Already, four named storms Alberto, Beryl, Chris and Debby have spun up this season. Beryl and Chris both mustered hurricane strength, with Chris intensifying to a Category 2 storm with peak wind speeds of 105 mph. As of Thursday afternoon, Tropical Storm Debby was still churning harmlessly in the north-ern Atlantic. The season is not dead, said Stanley Goldenberg, a meteorol-ogist with the Hurricane Research Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Storms can pop up quickly and we do expect more storms. The updated forecast predicts nine to 13 named storms, including the four that have already formed. Also, four to seven hurricanes are expected with up to two major hurricanes of Category 3 or higher. An average hurricane season has 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes. Bell said when the May forecast was released the chances for El Nio were only 45 percent. An update this week put the odds of an El Nio forming in the fall at 65 percent and up to 70 percent of a winter El Nio that could last into 2019. Bell com-pared the current season to 2015, which had 11 named storms and four hurricanes. But one of those hurricanes was Joaquin, a powerful Category 4 storm that killed 33 people when the cargo ship El Faro sunk near Crooked Island in the Bahamas. Please remember the hurricane seasonal outlooks are a general guide and do not predict land-falling storms, Bell said. Whether or not a storm strikes land is determined by the weather patterns in place when the storm approaches and those are generally not predictable until five to seven days in advance. The planet was put on an El Nio watch in June. Its not officially declared present until ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific are more than 1 degree above normal and are expected to maintain that temper-ature for six months. After that, it can take 30 to 60 days for the atmosphere to respond. If El Nio forms in October, it could shut the latter half of the season down, Bell said. The onset of El Nio occurs in tandem with the relaxation of the trade winds. With the trade winds reduced, warm water that has piled up in the western Pacific Ocean and around Indonesia rushes back toward the east. That movement of warm water shifts rainfall patterns and the formation of deep tropi-cal thunderstorms. The exploding storms whose cloud tops can touch the jet stream disrupt upper air patterns so winds come more out of the west. The west winds create shear in the Atlantic, which can be deadly to budding hurricanes. When the Atlantic has lower tropical activ-ity, the Pacific typically sees an increase. The Pacifics storm tally as of Thursday was 11 named storms, including Hurricane Hector, a powerful 120 mph Category 3 storm that is skirting just south of the Hawaiian islands.The main message should be that no matter what this or any other prediction says that people must treat this like the peak of hurricane season and be prepared, Goldenberg said. Remember, 1992 was overall a very slow year. Category 5 Hurricane STORMYFrom Page A1 Hurricane Maria, which came just two weeks after Hurricane Irma passed near enough to cause damage to the island, knocked out power and water across Puerto Rico and caused widespread flooding that left many sick and elderly people unable to get medical treatment.The hurricanes devastating effects on peoples health and safety cannot be over-stated, the government said in the report seeking assistance from Congress to help rebuild an island that was already struggling from a deep economic crisis at the time of the storm.In the weeks after the storm, Puerto Rican officials said the storm directly caused 64 deaths, many in landslides or flooding. But they have also said that more people likely died due to indirect effects of the powerful storm. We always anticipated that this number would increase as more official studies were conducted, Pesquera said.The government commissioned an inde-pendent epidemiological study by George Wash-ington University and the Milken Institute of Public Health that is due in coming weeks.The use of the higher death toll in the report to Congress was first reported Thursday by The New York Times.Most of the deaths occurred not in the initial storm on Sept. 20, but in the ensuing days and weeks when the island-wide electricity outage and roads blocked by downed power lines and other debris made it difficult to move around and emergency services were stretched beyond their capabilities. MARIAFrom Page A12008 Hummer H3.This investigation is evidence of the law enforcement communitys ability to work together throughout various counties to fully investigate and bring to justice those involved in drug trafficking said Adolphus P. Wright, special agent in charge of DEA Miami.The case was investigated by the DEA, the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team in Marion County, as well as the Marion, Lake, and Sumter County sheriff's offices, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the St. Petersburg Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.Andrew the first named storm of the 1992 season devastated areas of South Florida when it plowed ashore Aug. 24. Colorado State Uni-versity has also reduced its early-season hurricane forecast based largely on the cooler sea surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic. Lead CSU forecaster Phil Klotzbach said unusually strong high pressure in the Atlantic has driven stronger trade winds, which increased evaporation and the upwelling of cooler ocean temperatures from below the surface. Warm water is a main source of nourishment for hurricanes. Cooler water temperatures can discourage their formation. The hurricane season is far from being over, Bell said. We urge con-tinued preparedness and vigilance.
A8 Friday, August 10, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comPractice temporarily halted in wake of report last monthBy Martha Mendoza and Garance BurkeThe Associated PressThe U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship Â„ at least temporarily.A memo shared with The Associated Press on Wednesday and dated July 20 spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who enlisted in the special immigrant program, effective immediately.It was not clear how many recruits were impacted by the action, and the Pentagon did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the memo.ÂEffective immediately, you will suspend processing of all involun-tary separation actions,ÂŽ read the memo signed by Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Marshall Williams.The disclosure comes one month after the AP reported that dozens of immigrant enlistees were being discharged or had their contracts cancelled. Some said they were given no reason for their discharge. Others said the Army informed them theyÂd been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defense Department had not com-pleted background checks on them.Early last month, the Pentagon said there had been no specific policy change and that background checks were ongoing. And in mid-July the Army reversed one discharge, for Brazilian reservist Lucas Calixto, 28, who had sued. None-theless, discharges of other immigrant enlist-ees continued. Attorneys sought to bring a class action lawsuit last week to offer protections to a broader group of reservists and recruits in the program, demanding that prior discharges be revoked and that further separations be halted.A judgeÂs order references the July 20 memo, and asks the Army to clarify how it impacts the discharge status of Calixto and other plaintiffs. As part of the memo, Williams also instructed Army officials to recommend whether the military should issue fur-ther guidance related to the program.Margaret Stock, an Alaska-based immigra-tion attorney and a retired Army Reserve lieutenant colonel who helped create the immigrant recruitment program,said Wednesday the memo proves there was a policy.ÂItÂs an admission by the Army that theyÂve improperly discharged hundreds of soldiers,ÂŽ she said. ÂThe next step should be go back and rescind the people who were improperly discharged.ÂŽArmy suspends discharges of immigrant recruitsIN BRIEFLONDONUK inquiry: Monks hid abuse to protect churchA British inquiry concluded Thursday that sexual abuse at two leading Roman Catholic schools in England was considerably higher than is reflected by conviction figures, with monks hiding allegations to protect the churchÂs reputation.The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse issued a scathing report saying that monks at Ampleforth in northern England and Downside in the southwest hid allega-tions of Âappalling sexual abuseÂŽ against pupils as young as 7. Ten people linked to the schools have been cautioned over or convicted of sexual activity or pornography offenses involving a Âlarge number of children.ÂŽ ÂItÂs an admission by the Army that theyÂve improperly discharged hundreds of soldiers. The next step should be go back and rescind the people who were improperly discharged.ÂŽMargaret Stock, immigration attorney
DailyCommercial.com | Friday, August 10, 2018 A9 ANOTHER OPINIONBadly written stand-your-ground laws sow confusion ANOTHER OPINION DonÂt just stand there, do something, the old saying goes, and, in this peculiar, modern age in which we live, that often turns out to be something that achieves nothing good while doing a lot thatÂs bad. Excuse me. I said it achieves nothing good, but there is the soothing feeling that radical environmentalists, extreme leftists and their dupes likely get, for instance, when they ban plastic straws. ItÂs an absurdity that pretty much started out when a fourth-grader and his mom did a calculation of how many millions of plastic straws get used per day, and, yes, thatÂs the truth. Lots of people out there were rightly concerned about all the plastic that ends up polluting the ocean and they took this data as reason for a campaign to cut out the sucking. Some cities actually banned them and there were penalties to pay if you were uncaringly inattentive. Researchers with more training than the fourthgrader, however, figured out that these straws only make up something like three one hundredths of 1 percent of plastics sneaking into the deep waters. ThatÂs pretty much nothing, while the banning of the plastic straws created problems for some disabled people reliant on them. Producing paper straws, it has been argued, can create worse pollution through the use of more energy. And then there is the real culprit: Unsurprisingly, the biggest plastic threat to the ocean is plastic fishing gear. A proffered answer to such grousing as mine is that the straw banning can be seen as a symbolic gesture alerting the public to an environmental hazard. What it really does is further sloppy thinking of a kind that leaves real problems out there growling while costly futility becomes the way of things. A foremost example has been the Obama administrationÂs requirements for improved auto gas mileage with a projected total hit on consumers of $500 billion. The point has been to lessen global warming by lessening CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. But then you get to the numbers, or rather the lack of them. You get to zero, which is how much warming all of this would stop, meaning, of course, that politics were involved along with the thesis that if you get enough similar projects, you will do something meaningful. ObamaÂs whole Clean Power Plan would do nothing meaningful even by the centuryÂs end, however, and meanwhile, there are other means of doing public harm besides climate change. Someone especially talented at demonstrating as much is Sen. Bernie Sanders, forever figuring out means of undermining America and coming up with a doozy in his scheme of Medicare for all. A number of bigname Democrats think the plan nifty, and a third of the HouseÂs Democrats are happily on board. Then we have Charles Blahous, a former Medicare and Social Security trustee, who did some arithmetic showing that the cost over a decade would be $32.6 trillion. A trillion here and a trillion there and pretty soon you are talking about real disaster, and you are not going to get that much money just by making fat cats skinny. As Blahous tells us, the program would require a doubling of individual and corporate income tax revenue. By 2031, federal spending on health care alone would take a larger share of GDP than all federal spending takes today. National spending on health care might come down, Blahous says, but the federal government could struggle with coming down, too. And, it has been noted, low Medicare rates to hospitals are a problem. With no private insurance rates to compensate, they could strain the facilities to the point of closing down. President Donald Trump is negating the emission tomfoolery, but the larger question is whether realistic rationality can do effective battle with misplaced idealism or the appeal of freebies that are not free. Among the standards we need to keep hold of are standards of thought. Jay Ambrose is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service. Readers may email him at email@example.com.ANOTHER OPINIONCraziness on the loose in public a airs OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 firstname.lastname@example.orgRight on, Choice Edwards, write on I was happy to read Betty SmithÂs comments regarding another local letter writerÂs criticism of Choice Edwards. I have always regarded reading an Edwards letter to the editor as an opportunity to learn something. His measured, intelligent reasoning is the kind of stuff for which columns of this sort was intended. Too often, in an effort to be a platform for all views, we have to suffer through the emotional venting of people who put out their bias in such an unreasonable way, their own words discredit them. I say, ÂRight on, Choice Edwards!ÂŽ You are being heard.Dee Walther, LeesburgCourtroom justice grows rarer and rarer There was a time when the words Âso help me GodÂŽ held a moral consequence when someone lied in a courtroom. So I am guessing that now, with the number of people who choose to neither have faith in God nor fear of the consequence, virtually every case brought before a judge could turn out to be a Âhe said, she saidÂŽ situation. The girl says he raped me and the rich kid or athlete says, Âno I didnÂt, she wanted it,ÂŽ and he walks away. The Oath in Court: The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God. The Oath of an attorney in Florida: that I will support the Constitution ... so help me God. CaliforniaÂs oath says only, Âto the best of my knowledge and ability.ÂŽ The Oath of a judge: I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich and will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform the duties under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So Help Me God. The Oath of a Witness: I swear by Almighty God (or a recognized god of his religion) I will give the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Sadly many courts choose not to use the Bible in court, but all are required to give an Oath of Affirmation to tell the truth, even atheists. So to my point: With so many people blatantly lying when questioned or testifying, what are the chances of properly trying anyone in a courtroom? If lying is not a crime in the individualÂs mind, and if we throw in a liberal judge who holds a similar attitude toward what truth or the law is, and he or she rules on his/her personal ethics, we arrive at an impasse, or Âhe said, she said.ÂŽ And justice is not served. We see very often that, in order to get the result someone seeks, they begin the questionable practice of judge shopping, which allows a few zealots to distort justice. This makes the entire judicial system appear corrupt. The penalty for perjury in Florida is five years, a $5,000 fine or both. In California, it is only four years. This is a small price, compared with what they might get if they told the truth. President Trump said that he was going to remake the courts with Constitution in mind, with conservative judges, and that is a giant step in the right direction. Is what we have now what our founding fathers were attempting to create more than 200 years ago?John Cohn, TavaresLETTERS TO THE EDITOR Jay AmbroseHAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: email@example.com Fax: 352-365-1951 In a country seemingly gone crazy over gun rights, there just might be light at the end of that gun barrel. Gun-rights advocates say bad wording in so-called Âstand your groundÂŽ laws has led to too much law enforcement confusion. ItÂs possible, they acknowledge, that liberalized self-protection freedoms have gone too far. It took the unjustified shooting death of a Florida man last month to bring people to their senses. On July 19, Michael Drejka confronted a family inside a car over the driverÂs unauthorized use of a handicapped space in Clearwater, Fla. A security video shows the driver, Markeis McGlockton, shoving Drejka after the vigilante had aggressively confronted McGlocktonÂs girlfriend. Drejka fell to the ground, then pulled out a handgun. McGlockton backed away, but Drejka fired, mortally wounding the man as his children watched. The Clearwater-area sheriff decided not to arrest Drejka, citing FloridaÂs stand-yourground protections. Any casual observer watching the video could see that DrejkaÂs use of deadly force was unjustified. But the sheriff, Bob Gaultieri, argued that Florida law constrained him from making an arrest if he couldnÂt prove that Drejka behaved unlawfully. The National Rifle Association and various Florida Republican lawmakers say Gaultieri is wrong. Rare as it is for this newspaper to agree with the NRA, this is one of those occasions. ÂNothing in (FloridaÂs law) prohibits a sheriff from making an arrest in a case where a person claims selfdefense if there is probable cause that the use of force was unlawful,ÂŽ Marion Hammer, an NRA lobbyist in FloridaÂs capital, told Politico. Hammer helped shepherd FloridaÂs landmark stand-your-ground bills into law, inspiring Missouri and other states to follow suit. Overly liberalized stand-your-ground statutes serve as an invitation for people to grab their guns and start shooting at the slightest provocation, claiming self-defense. These laws discourage gun owners from exhausting nonviolent remedies and instead encourage them to play Rambo. All too often in these cases, black men are the ones who pay the price, as was the case with McGlockton. Badly written laws are pushing law enforcers to extreme Â„ and wrong Â„ interpretations. In Iowa, a sheriff invoked the stateÂs recently expanded gun law as justification for not arresting a man who discharged his handgun in a store and wound up shooting a 9-year-old girl and 62-year-old woman. All these laws need to be reviewed to ensure they clearly state that law enforcers can still do their jobs, and that the use of deadly force must be a last resort. In other words, opening fire shouldnÂt simply be a way of winning an argument or soothing a bruised ego after being shoved. St. Louis Post-Dispatch Overly liberalized standyour-ground statutes serve as an invitation for people to grab their guns and start shooting at the slightest provocation, claiming self-defense. These laws discourage gun owners from exhausting nonviolent remedies and instead encourage them to play Rambo.
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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, August 10, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 firstname.lastname@example.orgBy Steve MegargeeThe Associated PressFlorida State quarterback Deandre Francois is happy to be playing football again and is trying to get his job back.HeÂs back on the practice field after injuring his knee in a season-opening loss to Ala-bama last fall and sitting out the rest of the year.New Florida State coach Willie Taggart has said he hasnÂt set a timetable on naming a starter for the Sept. 3 opener against Virginia Tech. The coach is also look-ing at James Blackman who filled in for an injured Fran-cois last season, and redshirt freshman Bailey Hockman.Francois welcomes the challenge. ÂIÂve been competing all my life,ÂŽ Francois said. ÂLast year was devastat-ing with the knee injury, but me being back is good. IÂm in a better place. It took a toll on me, but IÂm in a better place.ÂŽFrancois wants to build on what he accomplished in 2016, when he threw for 3,350 yards and 20 touchdowns while helping the Seminoles earn an Orange Bowl victory HeÂs one of several notable players coming back from injury. A list of players returning this year compiled by The Associated Press only includes players who missed at least half the season with season-ending injuries.That disqualifies Washington offensive tackle Trey Adams and Michigan quar-terback Shea Patterson, who played just over half the season last year. They both could have a major impact on their teams.Since Middle Tennessee quarterback Brent Stockstill and Alabama linebacker Christian Miller returned from injuries late last season, they are also not listed.Pain, then the gainsFSU QB Francois heads list of players returning from injuryBy Anthony ChiangGateHouse Media FloridaCORAL GABLES Â„ The talent is there for the HurricanesÂ offense, the consistency isnÂt yet.After the fourth practice of fall camp, offensive coordinator Thomas Brown described the unit as Âtoo much of a roller coaster.ÂŽÂÂWe got more talent than weÂve ever had at every single position. We got really good depth now,ÂŽ Brown said Tuesday. ÂWeÂre just too much of a roller coaster. We got some super, super tough dudes on offense, but not enough of them. A handful of guys who come out every single day and theyÂre physical, mentally tough and they finish everything. Those guys have to command that from the rest of the group so we can bring it every day as a whole, as a unit. We have some really bright moments and some really terrible moments, which we canÂt have that. We have to be consistent every single day.ÂŽThomas said it was still too early to tell which freshmen are going to make an immediate impact, but there are some candidates. He pointed to players like tight ends Brevin Jordan and Will Mallory, running back Lorenzo Lingard, wide receiver Mark Pope and offensive lineman DJ Scaife as some of the young players who have impressed early in camp.Freshman running back CamÂRon Davis Âhas flashes, but he doesnÂt get it yet,ÂŽ according to Thomas.When asked about MiamiÂs group of freshman wide receiversÂ„ which includes former four-star prospects Brian Hightower and Pope and former three-star prospect Dee WigginsÂ„ the first words out of ThomasÂ mouth were, Âheck yeah.ÂŽÂThose guys are really fast and they got really good ball skills,ÂŽ he said. ÂThey got to learn what to do, learn to line up and function. Also, got to learn weÂ„ from a skillset standpointÂ„ we run all day. And also be a part of special teams and affect the game in that way.ÂBut Mark Pope is obviously very talented. Really all those guys. I canÂt just single any one of those guys out. Every single last one of them that we signed can do some good things for us, so IÂm really excited for those guys. Just got to grow up and got to bring it in a hurry. Got to mature fast.ÂŽHereÂs the other interesting stuff Brown said during his time with reporters:What growth have you seen from the offensive line since the spring?Brown: ÂThe first five guys are not perfect, but I feel really good about those guys and those guys coming together and jelling. Coach: Miami has Âmore talent than everÂ on o enseÂEvery single last one of them that we signed can do some good things for us ... Just got to grow up and got to bring it in a hurry.ÂŽMiami offensive coordinator Thomas BrownSee MIAMI, B3 A player takes a water break during practice at Tavares High School on Thursday. ÂWe have a policy out that our kids are not al lowed to ask for water,ÂŽ said Tavares coach Scott Armatti. ÂIf they need water, stop and go get some.ÂŽ [PHOTOS BY PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] By Frank Jolleyfrank.email@example.comTAVARES Â… Football practices arenÂt always fun.Summer practices are worse.And summer practices in Central Florida might be the worst.Nonetheless, coaches have no choice but to push their teams through the oppressive heat and humidity. They just take additional precautions to lessen the chances their student-athletes will experience heat-related problems.ÂWe have a policy out that our kids are not allowed to ask for water,ÂŽ said Tavares coach Scott Armatti. ÂIf they need water, stop and go get some. There is no penalty for them stepping out of a drill and getting themselves hydrated.ÂWe want them drinking as much as they need whenever they need it.ÂŽArmatti and his coaches worked the Bulldogs through afternoon drills Thursday, as thermometers read 98 degrees just outside the fences surrounding the practice field. Facing the heat of battleA quarterback passes under pressure at practice at Tavares High School in Tavares on Thursday. Area football squads battle heat as they prep to battle foesSee HEAT, B3 See GAINS, B3By Doug FergusonThe Associated PressST. LOUIS Â„ Kansas-bred Gary Woodland felt right at home in enemy territory and delivered his best performance in a major Thurs-day at the PGA Championship.Woodland used his power to birdie the two par 5s on the soft turf of Bellerive, and he relied on a new grip and new confidence in his putter for everything else on his way to a 6-under 64 for a one-shot lead over Rickie Fowler in the opening round of the yearÂs final major.Woodland recognized close to 100 friends and family among thousands in a gallery that withstood the swel-tering weather, and his only fault was trying too hard. He made a careless bogey on the opening hole, had to make a 15-foot par putt at No. 5. And then he settled down and was on his way.ÂThis week is as close to home as IÂve been,ÂŽ Woodland said. ÂI snuck over here about a month ago and played the golf course. Really enjoyed the layout. The turf is very familiar to me. ItÂs so hot here during the summer, so the greens are soft and slow. You can be more aggressive, which suits my game.ÂŽFowler played in the morning, when the greens were slight smoother, and made five birdies over his last 11 holes for a 65. It was an important start for Fowler, who turns 30 this year and already is regarded as among the best with-out a major. The closest he has come to such a trophy is celebrating those won by his friends.ÂItÂs not something I necessarily worry about,ÂŽ Fowler said. ÂKeep putting ourselves in position, get in contention ... Woodland leads PGA with 64Gary Woodland reacts after a putt on the Â“ fth hole Thursday during the Â“ rst round of the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. [CHARLIE RIEDEL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Kansas-born pro feels at home in Missouri, leads Fowler by a strokeSee PGA, B3
B2 Friday, August 10, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to email@example.com. Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next dayÂs edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVAUTO RACING Noon NBCSN Â„ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Consumers Energy 400, practice, at Brooklyn, Mich. 1 p.m. FS1 Â„ NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, Corrigan Oil 200, practice, at Brooklyn, Mich. 3 p.m. FS1 Â„ NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, Corrigan Oil 200, Â“ nal practice, at Brooklyn, Mich. 5 p.m. NBCSN Â„ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Consumers Energy 400, qualifying, at Brooklyn, Mich. BASEBALL 11 a.m. ESPN Â„ Little League, Midwest Regional, second semiÂ“ nal, at WestÂ“ eld, Ind 1 p.m. ESPN Â„ Little League, New England Regional, second semiÂ“ nal, at Bristol, Conn. 3 p.m. ESPN Â„ Little League, Northwest Regional, second semiÂ“ nal, at San Bernadino, Calif. 5 p.m. ESPN Â„ Little League, Great Lakes Regional, second semiÂ“ nal, at WestÂ“ eld, Ind. 7 p.m. ESPN Â„ Little League, MidAtlantic Regional, second semiÂ“ nal, at Bristol, Conn. 9 p.m. ESPN Â„ Little League, West Regional, second semiÂ“ nal, at San Bernadino, Calif. BASKETBALL 2 p.m. FS1 Â„ Jr. NBA World Championship: QuarterÂ“ nals, at Kissimmee, Fla. 7 p.m. FS1 Â„ Jr. NBA World Championship: QuarterÂ“ nals, at Kissimmee, Fla. 8 p.m. FS1 Â„ Big3, Week 8 games, at Atlanta CYCLING 3:30 p.m. FS2 Â„ Tour of Utah, Stage 4, at Salt Lake City GOLF 2 p.m. TNT Â„ PGA of America, PGA Championship, second round, at St. Louis 4 p.m. FS1 Â„ USGA, U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, quarterÂ“ nal matches, at Kingston Springs, Tenn. HORSE RACING 5:30 p.m. FS2 Â„ Saratoga Live, Tale of the Cat Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB Â„ Washington at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. SUN Â„ Tampa Bay at Toronto FS-Florida Â„ N.Y. Mets at Miami 7:30 p.m. MLB Â„ Regional coverage, Milwaukee at Atlanta OR Seattle at Houston (8 p.m.) KICKBOXING Midnight (Saturday) ESPN2 Â„ Glory 56, at Denver NFL FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. NFL Â„ Preseason, Atlanta at N.Y. Jets 10:30 p.m. NFL Â„ Preseason, Detroit at Oakland SOCCER 3 p.m. NBCSN Â„ Premier League, Manchester United vs. Leicester City TENNIS 12:30 p.m. ESPN2 Â„ ATP World Tour & U.S. Open Series, Rogers Cup, quarterÂ“ nals, at Toronto 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 Â„ ATP World Tour & U.S. Open Series, Rogers Cup, quarterÂ“ nals, at Toronto WNBA BASKETBALL 10 p.m. NBA Â„ Indiana at Phoenix GOLF PGA TOURPGA CHAMPIONSHIP TEE TIMESAt Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis Purse: TBA; Yardage: 7,316; Par: 70 All times EasternThursday-today First hole-10th hole7:50 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Â„ Michael Block, United States; Eddie Pepperell, England; Ryan Fox, New Zealand. 8:01 a.m.-1:26 p.m. Â„ Austin Cook, U.S.; Craig Hocknull, U.S.; Alexander Bjork, Sweden. 8:12 a.m.-1:37 p.m. Â„ Yusaku Miyazato, Japan; Bob Sowards, U.S.; Scott Brown, U.S. 8:23 a.m.-1:48 p.m. Â„ Rafa Cabrera Bello, Spain; Kevin Streelman, U.S.; James Hahn, U.S. 8:34 a.m.-1:59 p.m. Â„ Billy Horschel, U.S.; Byeong Hun An, South Korea; Shane Lowry, Ireland. 8:45 a.m.-2:10 p.m. Â„ Brian Harman, U.S.; Yuta Ikeda, Japan; Adam Hadwin, Canada. 8:56 a.m.-2:21 p.m. Â„ Padraig Harrington, Ireland; Jimmy Walker, U.S.; Vijay Singh, Fiji. 9:07 a.m.-2:32 p.m. Â„ Bryson DeChambeau, U.S.; Andy Sullivan, England; Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand. 9:18 a.m.-2:43 p.m. Â„ Ryan Armour, U.S.; Cameron Smith, Australia, Peter Uihlein, U.S. 9:29 a.m.-2:54 p.m. Â„ Paul Dunne, Ireland; J.B. Holmes, U.S.; Dylan Frittelli, South Africa. 9:40 a.m.-3:05 p.m. Â„ Charles Howell III, U.S.; Jason Schmuhl, U.S.; Brian Gay, U.S. 9:51 a.m.-3:16 p.m. Â„ David Muttitt, U.S.; Ollie Schniederjans, U.S.; Troy Merritt, U.S. 10:02 a.m.-3:27 p.m. Â„ Shawn Warren, U.S.; Mikko Korhonen, Finland; J.J. Spaun, U.S. 1:20 p.m.-7:55 a.m. Â„ Johan Kok, U.S.; Brandon Stone, South Africa; Whee Kim, South Korea. 1:31 p.m.-8:06 a.m. Â„ Matthew Wallace, England; Matt Dobyns, U.S.; Beau Hossler, U.S. 1:42 p.m.-8:17 a.m. Â„ Chris Wood, England; Alex Noren, Sweden; Matt Kuchar, U.S. 1:53 p.m.-8:28 a.m. Â„Dustin Johnson, U.S.; Bubba Watson, U.S.; Adam Scott, Australia. 2:04 p.m.-8:39 a.m. Â„ Tommy Fleetwood, England; Satoshi Kodaira, Japan; Marc Leishman, Australia. 2:15 p.m.-8:50 a.m. Â„ Patrick Reed, U.S.; Brooks Koepka, U.S.; Francesco Molinari, Italy. 2:26 p.m.-9:01 a.m. Â„ Gary Woodland, U.S.; Sergio Garcia, Spain; Kevin Kisner, U.S. 2:37 p.m.-9:12 a.m. Â„ Jordan Spieth, U.S.; Jon Rahm, Spain; Justin Rose, England. 2:48 p.m.-9:23 a.m. Â„ Aaron Wise, U.S.; Paul Casey, England; Zach Johnson, U.S. 2:59 p.m.-9:34 a.m. Â„ Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa; Thomas Pieters, Belgium; Bill Haas, U.S. 3:10 p.m.-9:45 a.m. Â„ Jason Kokrak, U.S.; Joaquin Niemann, Chile; Daniel Berger, U.S. 3:21 p.m.-9:56 a.m. Â„ Omar Uresti, U.S.; Justin Harding, South Africa; Andrew Landry, U.S. 3:32 p.m.-10:07 a.m. Â„ Matt Borchert, U.S.; Chris Stroud, U.S.; Andrew Putnam, U.S.Thursday-today 10th hole-First hole7:55 a.m.-1:20 p.m. Â„ Jamie Lovemark, U.S.; Rich Berberian Jr., U.S.; Shugo Imahira, Japan. 8:06 a.m.-1:31 p.m. Â„ Brandt Snedeker, U.S.; Sean McCarty, U.S.; Li Haotong, China. 8:17 a.m.-1:42 p.m. Â„ Jim Furyk, U.S.; Tony Finau, U.S.; Xander Schauffele, U.S. 8:28 a.m.-1:53 p.m. Â„ Davis Love III, U.S.; Martin Kaymer, Germany; Rich Beem, U.S. 8:39 a.m.-2:04 p.m. Â„ Rickie Fowler, U.S.; Hideki Matsuyama, Japan; Ian Poulter, England. 8:50 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Â„ Henrik Stenson, Sweden; Danny Willett, England; Pat Perez, U.S. 9:01 a.m.-2:26 p.m. Â„ Phil Mickelson, U.S.; Jason Day, Australia; Keegan Bradley, U.S. 9:12 a.m.-2:37 p.m. Â„ Shubhankar Sharma, India; Jordan Smith, England; Scott Piercy, U.S. 9:23 a.m.-2:48 p.m. Â„ Justin Thomas, U.S.; Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland; Tiger Woods, U.S. 9:34 a.m.-2:59 p.m. Â„ Matt Fitzpatrick, England; Webb Simpson, U.S.; Jhonattan Vegas, Venezuela. 9:45 a.m.-3:10 p.m. Â„ Stewart Cink, U.S.; Branden Grace, South Africa; Ryan Moore, U.S. 9:56 a.m.-3:21 p.m. Â„ Ross Fisher, England; Alexander Levy, France; Patton Kizzire, U.S. 10:07 a.m.-3:32 p.m. Â„ Julian Suri, U.S.; Sungjae Im, South Korean; Craig Bowden, U.S. 1:15 p.m.-7:50 a.m. Â„ Danny Balin, U.S.; Chesson Hadley, U.S.; Russell Henley, U.S. 1:26 p.m.-8:01 a.m. Â„ Marty Jertson, U.S.; Luke List, U.S.; Kevin Chappell, U.S. 1:37 p.m.-8:12 a.m. Â„ Jaysen Hansen, U.S.; Nick Watney, U.S.; Kyle Stanley, U.S. 1:48 p.m.-8:23 a.m. Â„ Ted Potter Jr., U.S.; Emiliano Grillo, Argentina; Jorge Campillo, Spain. 1:59 p.m.-8:34 a.m. Â„ Ryan Vermeer, U.S.; Paul Broadhurst, England; John Daly, U.S. 2:10 p.m.-8:45 a.m. Â„ Si Woo Kim, South Korea; Brice Garnett, U.S.; Tyrrell Hatton, England. 2:21 p.m.-8:56 a.m. Â„ Y.E. Yang, South Korea; Jason Dufner, U.S.; Shaun Micheel, U.S. 2:32 p.m.-9:07 a.m. Â„ Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark; Charl Schwartzel, South Africa; Patrick Cantlay, U.S. 2:43 p.m.-9:18 a.m. Â„ Brendan Steele, U.S.; Adrian Otaegui, Spain; Kevin Na, U.S. 2:54 p.m.-9:29 a.m. Â„ Chez Reavie, U.S.; Charley Hoffman, U.S.; Russell Knox, Scotland. 3:05 p.m-9:40 p.m. Â„ Zach J. Johnson, U.S.; Michael Kim, U.S.; Seungsu Han, U.S. 3:16 p.m.-9:51 a.m. Â„ Brian Smock, U.S.; Anirban Lahiri, India; Mike Lorenzo-Vera, France. 3:27 p.m.-10:02 a.m. Â„ Ben Kern, U.S.; Chris Kirk, U.S.; Ryuko Tokimatsu, Japan.EUROPEAN TOUREUROPEAN GOLF TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPSAt PGA Centenary Course, Gleneagles, Scotland Purse: $635,000. Yardage: 6,624; Par: 72WednesdayÂs Four-Ball Match Play Men Group ABritain 1, halved Spain 2 Sweden 2, def. Sweden 1, 1 upGroup BBritain 3, def. Britain 2, 4&3 Italy 2, def. Ireland, 2&1Group CSpain 1, def. Portugal, 2&1 Poland, def. Denmark, 1 upGroup DNorway, def. Italy 1, 4&3 Iceland, def. Belgium, 6&5Women Group ABritain 1, def. Spain, 5&4 Germany 2, def. Belgium, 5&3Group BFrance 1, def. Germany 1, 4&3 France 2, def. Sweden 2, 2&1Group CBritain 3, def. Iceland, 5&4 Finland, def. Austria, 3&2Group DBritain 2, def. Sweden 1, 3&2 Sweden 3, def. Norway, 5&4ThursdayÂs Four-Ball Match Play Group ABritain 1, def. Sweden 1, 6&5 Spain 2, def. Sweden 2, 1 upGroup BItaly 2, def. Britain 2, 2&1 Britain 3, def. Ireland, 2&1Group CSpain 1, def. Poland, 2&1 Portugal, def. Denmark, 2&1Group DNorway, def. Belgium, 2 up Iceland, def. Italy 1, 2&1Women Group ABritain 1, def. Germany 2, 4&3 Spain, halved BelgiumGroup BFrance 1, halved France 2 Sweden 2, def. Germany 1, 3&2Group CBritain 3, def. Austria, 5&3 Iceland, halved FinlandGroup DBritain 2, def. Norway, 1 up Sweden 1, def. Sweden 3, 5&4 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 TodayÂs GamesPittsburgh at Philadelphia, late New Orleans at Jacksonville, late Cleveland at N.Y. Giants, late Chicago at Cincinnati, late Carolina at Buffalo, late Tampa Bay at Miami, late L.A. Rams at Baltimore, late Washington at New England, late Tennessee at Green Bay, late Houston at Kansas City, late Indianapolis at Seattle, late Dallas at San Francisco, lteTodayÂs GamesAtlanta at N.Y. Jets, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 10:30 p.m.SaturdayÂs 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. COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMWAY PRESEASON COACHES TOP 25 POLLThe preseason Amway Top 25 football poll, with Â“ rst-place votes in parentheses, 2017 Â“ nal records, total points based on 25 points for Â“ rst place through one point for 25th, and last yearÂs Â“ nal ranking (LYR): REC. PTS. LYR 1. Alabama (61) 13-1 1621 1 2. Clemson (3) 12-2 1547 4 3. Ohio State (1) 12-2 1458 5 4. Georgia 13-2 1452 2 5. Oklahoma 12-2 1288 3 6. Washington 10-3 1245 15 7. Wisconsin 13-1 1243 6 8. Miami (Fla.) 10-3 1091 13 9. Penn State 11-2 1050 8 10. Auburn 10-4 1004 12 11. Notre Dame 10-3 892 11 12. Michigan State 10-3 870 16 13. Stanford 9-5 768 19 14. Michigan 8-5 752 Â„ 15. Southern California 11-3 691 10 16. Texas Christian 11-3 530 9 17. Virginia Tech 9-4 524 25 18. Mississippi State 9-4 407 20 19. Florida State 7-6 328 Â„ 20. West Virginia 7-6 310 Â„ 21. Texas 7-6 265 Â„ 22. Boise State 11-3 261 22 23. Central Florida 13-0 259 7 24. Louisiana State 9-4 254 18 25. Oklahoma State 10-3 168 14 Others receiving votes: South Carolina 138; Florida 135; Oregon 105; Utah 81; Northwestern 67; Texas A&M 67; Kansas State 35; Florida Atlantic 27; Boston College 23; Memphis 23; North Carolina State 22; Arkansas State 19; Troy 19; Appalachian State 16; San Diego State 15; Iowa 8; Iowa State 8; Kentucky 8; Washington State 7; South Florida 6; Duke 5; Fresno State 4; Louisville 3; Arizona 2; Houston 2; Army 1; Northern Illinois 1. 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 tieSaturdayÂs 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.SundayÂs 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.Tuesday, Aug. 14Colorado at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10:30 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. 15Portland at D.C. United, 8 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles FC, 10 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 18Los Angeles Galaxy at Seattle, 4 p.m. New York Red Bulls at Vancouver, 7 p.m. New York City FC at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Chicago at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota United at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Portland at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Houston, 9 p.m. Toronto FC at San Jose, 10 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 19Columbus at Atlanta United FC, 4 p.m. New England at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles FC, 10 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -147 Washington +137 New York -115 at Miami +105 Arizona -119 at Cincinnati +109 at Atlanta -105 Milwaukee -105 Los Angeles -107 at Colorado -103 Philadelphia -128 at San Diego +118 at San Francisco -125 Pittsburgh +115American LeagueCleveland -137 at Chicago +127 at New York -200 Texas +180 Boston -178 at Baltimore +166 Tampa Bay -125 at Toronto +115 Minnesota -116 at Detroit +106 at Houston -216 Seattle +196 at Los Angeles Off Oakland OffInterleagueSt. Louis -151 at Kansas City +141NFL PRESEASON TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at N.Y. Jets 1 3 35 Atlanta at Oakland 3 3 36 DetroitSaturdayat Denver 1 Pk 34 Minnesota at Arizona 2 2 36 L.A. ChargersUpdated Odds Available at Pregame.com TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueCLEVELAND INDIANS Â„ Placed OF Leonys Martin on the 10-day DL. Recalled OF Greg Allen from Columbus (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES Â„ Reinstated LHP J.A. Happ from the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Chance Adams to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). TEXAS RANGERS Â„ Sent OF Nomar Mazara on rehab assignment to Round Rock (PCL). Assigned LHP Brandon Mann outright to Round Rock.National LeagueCOLORADO ROCKIES Â„ Reinstated LHP Chris Rusin from the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Yency Almonte to Albuquerque (PCL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS Â„ Reinstated RHP Ross Stripling from the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP-LHP Pat Venditte to Oklahoma City (PCL).BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS Â„ Promoted Rod Higgins to vice president of basketball operations, Daniel Starkman to manager of basketball operations and Therian Williams to assistant video coordinator. Named Chelsea Lane executive director of athletic performance and sports medicine, Michael Irr strength & conditioning coach, John Dusel assistant athletic trainer/strength & conditioning, Ty Terrell assistant strength & conditioning coach, Dwight Lutz director of basketball strategy & analytics, Dipesh Mistry video coordinator, Larry Riley senior advisor, Nick Ressler coordinator of basketball operations and Victor Williams security consultant.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueDETROIT LIONS Â„ Waived WR Deontez Alexander from reserve/injured. MINNESOTA VIKINGS Â„ Placed G Nick Easton on injured reserve. OAKLAND RAIDERS Â„ Signed S Quincy Mauger.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueARIZONA COYOTES Â„ Signed C Christian Dvorak to a six-year contract extension.American Hockey LeagueMILWAUKEE ADMIRALS Â„ Signed F Matt Lane to a one-year contract.SOCCERNational WomenÂs Soccer LeagueSKY BLUE FC Â„ Transferred F Janine Beckie to Manchester City (FA WomenÂs Super League).COLLEGESNCAA Â„ Named Amy Reis director of womenÂs basketball. BROWN Â„ Named Kate Refsnyder softball coach. COLUMBIA (MO.) Â„ Promoted Tomas Brock to associate head menÂs basketball coach. KANSAS STATE Â„ Extended the contract of Bill Snyder football coach through 2022. LA SALLE Â„ Named Tom Hyham menÂs & womenÂs water polo coach. LSU Â„ Suspended sophomore LB Tylor Taylor for a violation of team rules. AUTO RACING UPCOMING RACESAll times EasternNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP CONSUMERÂS ENERGY 400Site: Brooklyn, Michigan. Schedule: Today, practice, 12:05 p.m. (NBCSN), qualifying, 5:05 p.m., (NBCSN); Saturday, practice, 8:35 a.m. (CNBC), practice, 11:30 a.m.; Sunday, race, 2:30 p.m., NBCSN. Track: Michigan International Speedway (oval, 2 miles). Race distance: 400 miles, 200 laps. Last year: Kyle Larson led only two laps, but they were the last two. Last race: Chase Elliott, 22, won his Â“ rst career race at Watkins Glen. Fast facts: ElliottÂs Â“ rst victory came in his 99th Cup series start. But itÂs not as though it was a Â” uke, considering that the young Elliott already has 49 top-10s, 28 top-5s and four poles to his credit. Elliott also won the XÂ“ nity series title in 2014 at just 18 years old. ...Another young driver that seems to be putting things together is MexicoÂs Daniel Suarez. He has posted back-to-back top-4 Â“ nishes Â„ and Suarez claimed the pole at Pocono as well. Suarez also won an XÂ“ nity race at Brooklyn two years ago. ...Kyle Busch remains in Â“ rst, 70 points ahead of Kevin Harvick. Next race: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Aug. 18, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee. Online: www.nascar.comNASCAR XFINITY ROCK N ROLL TEQUILA 170Site: Lexington, Ohio. Schedule: Today, practice, 1:35 p.m. & 4:05 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 11:30 a.m., race, 3 p.m., NBCSN. Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (road, 2.258 miles) Race distance: 169.35 miles, 75 laps. Last year: Sam Hornish came out of semiretirement to win from the pole. Last race: Joey Logano won Watkins Glen after also being the fastest in qualifying. Fast facts: Logano beat among others Christopher Bell, who had won the previous three races. Bell was attempting to become the Â“ rst series driver with four wins in a row since Sam Ard in 1983. ...Bell Â“ nished ninth, but he retained the series lead at 22 points over Cole Custer. Daniel Hemric and Elliott Sadler are in third and fourth place respectively. ... NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, 62, is set for a one-off XÂ“ nity start at Road America on Aug. 25. Elliott hasnÂt run a NASCAR event in six years. Next race: Food City 300, Aug. 17, Bristol Motor Speedway. Online: www.nascar.com NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK CORRIGAN OIL 200Site: Brooklyn, Michigan. Schedule: Today, practice, 1:05 & 3:05 p.m., FS1; Saturday, qualifying, 9:30 a.m., (FS1), race, 1 p.m., FS1 Track: Michigan International Speedway. Race distance: 200 miles, 100 laps. Last year: Bubba Wallace took Â“ rst in his only truck race of 2017. Last race: Busch won at Pocono for the 51st time in a NASCAR truck, tying him with Ron Hornaday Jr. for the most all time. Fast facts: BuschÂs truck numbers are astounding. He has won 51 times in just 145 starts, with 93 top-5s and 114 top-10s. Slowing down in the series hasnÂt been an issue for Busch either. Busch has just 20 starts since 2015, and yet heÂs won nine of them. ...Johnny Sauter enters Michigan with a 65-point lead over Noah Gragson. Next race: UNOH 200, August 16, Bristol Motor Speedway. Online: www.nascar.com VERIZON INDYCARLast race: Alexander Rossi won Mid-Ohio. HeÂs second in the standings, 46 points behind Scott Dixon. Next race: ABC Supply 500, Aug. 19, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Online: www.indycar.com FORMULA ONELast race: Lewis Hamilton won in Hungary, extending his lead over Sebastian Vettel to 24 points. Next race: Belgian Grand Prix, Aug. 26, SpaFrancorchamps Circuit, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Online: www.formula1.com TENNIS ATP WORLD TOURROGERS CUP (U.S. Open Series)Thursday at Aviva Centre, Toronto Purse: $5.32 million (Masters 1000) Surface: Hard-OutdoorMenÂs Singles Third RoundGrigor Dimitrov (5), Bulgaria, def. Frances Tiafoe, United States, 7-6 (1), 3-6, 7-6 (4). Kevin Anderson (4), South Africa, def. Ilya Ivashka, Belarus, 7-5, 6-3. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece, def. Novak Djokovic (9), Serbia, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3. Alexander Zverev (2), Germany, def. Daniil Medvedev, Russia, 6-3, 6-2. Marin Cilic (6), Croatia, def. Diego Schwartzman (11), Argentina, 6-3, 6-2.MenÂs Doubles Second RoundOliver Marach, Austria, and Mate Pavic (1), Croatia, def. Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria, and David GofÂ“ n, Belgium, wal kover. Raven Klaasen, South Africa, and Michael Venus, New Zealand, def. Lukasz Kubot, Poland, and Marcelo Melo (5), Brazil, 6-3, 5-7, 11-9. Mike Bryan and Jack Sock (4), United States, def. Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez, Spain, 7-6 (3), 6-3. Jean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands, and Horia Tecau (7), Romania, def. Ben Mclachlan, Japan, and Matwe Middelkoop, Netherlands, 6-3, 3-6, 10-5. Nikola Mektic, Croatia, and Alexander Peya, Austria, def. Jamie Murray, Britain, and Bruno Soares (6), Brazil, 6-4, 6-4.WEDNESDAYÂS RESULTS MenÂs Singles Second RoundNovak Djokovic (9), Serbia, def. Peter Polansky, Canada, 6-3, 6-4. Robin Haase, Netherlands, def. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia, 7-5, 6-2. Karen Khachanov, Russia, def. Pablo Carreno Busta (12), Spain, 6-4, 7-6 (3). Ilya Ivashka, Belarus, def. Ryan Harrison, United States, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Frances Tiafoe, United States, def. Milos Raonic, Canada, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-1. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece, def. Dominic Thiem (7), Austria, 6-3, 7-6 (6). Kevin Anderson (4), South Africa, def. Evgeny Donskoy, Russia, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (0). John Isner (8), United States, def. PierreHugues Herbert, France, 7-6 (3), 6-2. Denis Shapovalov, Canada, def. Fabio Fognini (14), Italy, 6-3, 7-5. Alexander Zverev (2), Germany, def. Bradley Klahn, United States, 6-4, 6-4. Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland, def. Marton Fucsovics, Hungary, 1-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (10). Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, def. Benoit Paire, France, 6-2, 6-3. Diego Schwartzman (11), Argentina, def. Sam Querrey, United States, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. Daniil Medvedev, Russia, def. Felix AugerAliassime, Canada, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7).MenÂs Doubles First RoundGrigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria, and David GofÂ“ n, Belgium, def. Jeremy Chardy and Lucas Pouille, France, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez, Spain, def. Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil, Canada, 6-7 (6), 6-2, 10-6. Ben Mclachlan, Japan, and Matwe Middelkoop, Netherlands, def. Borna Coric, Croatia, and Robin Haase, Netherlands, 5-7, 6-3, 10-7. Pablo Carreno Busta, Spain, and Joao Sousa, Portugal, def. Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France, and Fernando Verdasco, Spain, 4-6, 6-2, 10-4. CALENDAR MLBAug. 31 Â„ Last day to be contracted to an organization and be eligible for postseason roster. Oct. 2-3 Â„ Wild-card games. November TBA Â„ Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, Â“ fth day after World Series. November TBA Â„ Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 15th day after World Series. Nov. 6-8 Â„ General managersÂ meetings, Carlsbad, Calif. Nov. 8-15 Â„ All-Star tour of Japan. Nov. 30 Â„ Last day for teams to offer 2019 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. Dec. 9 Â„ Hall of Fame TodayÂs Game committee vote announced, Las Vegas. Dec. 10-13 Â„ Winter meetings, Las Vegas.2019Jan. 11 Â„ Salary arbitration Â“ gures exchanged. Feb. 1-20 Â„ Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla. March 20-21 Â„ Opening series, Seattle vs. Oakland at Tokyo. June 29-30 Â„ New York Yankees vs. Boston at London.NBASept. 7 Â„ Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 enshrinement ceremony, SpringÂ“ eld, Mass.NFLSept. 6 Â„ Regular season opens.NHLSept. 13 Â„ Training camps open. Oct. 3 Â„ Regular season begins. BOXING SCHEDULEAug. 11At Avalon Theater, Hollywood, Calif., Jesus Rojas vs. Joseph Diaz, Jr., 12, for RojasÂ WBA World featherweight title.Aug. 16At Tokyo, Ryosuke Iwasa vs. T.J. Doheny, 12, for IwasaÂs IBF junior featherweight title.Aug. 17At Fantasy Spring Resort Casino, Indio, Calif. (ESPN2), Andrew Cancio vs. Dardan Zenunaj, 10, junior lightweights.Aug. 18At Cebu City, Philippines, Donnie Nietes vs. Aston Palicte, 12, for vacant WBO junior bantamweight title. At Belfast, Northern Ireland, Carl Frampton vs. Luke Jackson, 12, for FramptonÂs WBO interim featherweight title; Cristofer Rosales vs. Paddy Barnes, 12, for RosalesÂ WBC Â” yweight title; Tyson Fury vs. Francesco Pianeta, 10, heavyweights. At the Sands Bethlehem (Pa.) Casino and Event Center, Sullivan Barrera vs. Seanie Monaghan, 10, light heavtweights. At Ocean Resort Casino, Atlantic City, N.J. (ESPN), Bryant Jennings vs. Alexander Dimitrenko, 12, heavyweights; Jesse Hart vs. Mike Gavronski, 10, for HartÂs NABF super middleweight title.Aug. 25At Gila River Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (ESPN), Raymundo Beltran vs. Jose Pedraza, 12, for BeltranÂs WBO lightweight title; Isaac Dogboe vs. Hidenori Otake, 12, for DogboeÂs WBO junior featherweight title.Sept. 8At Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (SHO), Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter, 12, for the vacant WBC World welterweight title.By Graham HallGatehouse Media FloridaGAINESVILLE Â„ As Florida coach Dan Mullen approached the lectern at media day last week, the day the Gators reported to preseason camp, social media was abuzz with the news Diwun Black had flipped from Ole Miss to Florida.Formerly committed to Mullen while the head coach at Mississippi State, Black announced his flip in a commit-ment video directed and produced by Gainesville journalist Zach Abolverdi available exclusively on GatorSports.com, The Gainesville SunÂs sports website.While Mullen canÂt dis-cuss specific recruits, the topic of recruiting inevi-tably came up among a slew of other subjects unrelated to the game itself yet ones that have surrounded the Florida program throughout the offseason.ÂI think there's a lot of excitement around our program, not just in Â„ for this recruiting class but future recruit-ing classes,ÂŽ Mullen said. ÂI think there is a lot of excitement around our program and the future that it's headed.ÂŽAnd itÂs started to pay dividends for the Gators, as UF landed two prospects in the 2020 class following Friday Night Lights in Gainesville Eastside quarterback Anthony Richardson and highly touted defensive end Kedrick BingleyJones. While there have been several high-profile blunders and shortcom-ings on the trail, most notably on the West Coast, Mullen said UFÂs best recruiting tool will be the teamÂs perfor-mance this season. Florida looks to rebound after a disastrous 2017 campaign that saw it struggle to win four games and led to an overhaul of the entire coaching staff.Mullen, Gators pick up momentum on the recruiting trail
DailyCommercial.com | Friday, August 10, 2018 B3By Tamer FakahanyThe Associated PressLONDON Â„ Somerville, Massachusetts, 26 May, 1989. Answerphone message, Beep:ÂItÂs your brotherin-law, Andre. Arsenal needed to win by two clear goals at Anfield to win the league and did it with almost the last kick of the match!ÂŽAnd that tinny, brief and precious Trans-Atlantic message was how I found out in post-uni-versity U.S. exile how my North London team had its greatest moment since 1971, winning the First Division title at Liverpool, a team that had dominated the English game since the late 1970s.ItÂs now globally known as the English Premier League, a multi-billiondollar behemoth that is ubiquitous outside the stadiums in which it is played, paying some of the most eye-watering wages to international household names Man-chester UnitedÂs World Cup Winner, Paul Pogba, ArsenalÂs Mesut Ozil, ChelseaÂs Eden Hazard, LiverpoolÂs Mohammed Salah and Manchester CityÂs Sergio Aguero to name but a few of its big-gest stars. The new season begins Friday and the hype is in overdrive.And where does this marauding cash cow get its vast mountains of money? In Great Britain, Sky Sports and telecoms group BT pay nearly 5 billion pounds ($6.43 billion) per season to the EPL to show live games. The leagueÂs 20 teams get a hefty cut, thus enabling huge wages for some superstars and also some extremely average players. In America, NBC has the broadcasting rights, for which it pays handsomely. A six-year contract through 2021-22 is worth about $1 billion. Stateside, games are shown in designated bars, or, via cable, on a phone or tablet.Time zones are a challenge: get up early in the U.S. for weekend matches, watch later at night in parts of Asia. Acceptable to have a drink at 7.30am Eastern Time at kick off? Probably not. At Noon for the early evening game across the pond? Sure.Rewind to the early 1980s, the start of my time away from England in the U.S.A weekly phone call home with my parents was the key source of football information, or perhaps ÂThe New York TimesÂŽ or ÂThe Boston GlobeÂŽ would deign to print half an inch of results buried deep in the Sunday Sports section.Later in the same decade, the Columbia University library pro-vided recent copies of the British newspaper ÂThe GuardianÂŽ where I could devour match reports and neglect my gradu-ate studies on languorous afternoons.EPL wasnÂt always a global beastTENNESSEEOT Chance Hall, WR Jauan Jennings, S Todd Kelly Jr. and LB Darrin Kirkland Jr. Injuries to key players played a major role in TennesseeÂs fall from the Top 25 to the SEC East cellar last season. Hall, Jennings, Kelly and Kirkland have 62 career starts between them, but they played a combined total of three games last season. Hall and Kirkland didnÂt play a single down due to knee injuries. Kelly, TennesseeÂs leading tackler in 2016, played just two games before a knee injury shut him down. Jennings, the VolsÂ secondleading receiver in 2016, injured his wrist in the 2017 opener. TheyÂre all practicing now. PENN STATECB John Reid Reid earned honorable mention all-Big Ten honors in 2016 but sat out the 2017 season after injuring his left knee in spring practice. The 5-foot-10 Reid is back now and will try to boost a defense that must replace nine of its starters from last year. During the 2016 season, Reid started all 14 games in the secondary and also returned punts.SOUTH CAROLINAWR Deebo Samuel He scored six touchdowns in South CarolinaÂs Â“ rst three games last season before a broken leg knocked him out for the remainder of the season. Now heÂs back as a Â“ fth-year senior. SamuelÂs six touchdowns last year came on three receptions, one run from scrimmage and two kick returns. He shared team MVP honors with quarterback Jake Bentley in 2016.TOLEDOWR Cody Thompson Thompson caught 64 passes for 1,269 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2016, and he was on pace for another 1,000-yard season last year until he got hurt. He collected 28 receptions for 537 yards and four touchdowns in Â“ ve games before a leg injury shut him down for the remainder of the season. The Â“ fth-year senior has career totals of 133 catches for 2,665 yards and 20 touchdowns. UCLATE Caleb Wilson Wilson had 38 caches for 490 yards in only Â“ ve games last season before a foot injury shut him down for the rest of the year. He already has shown an ability to produce big numbers against highproÂ“ le opponents. Wilson had 15 receptions for 208 yards when UCLA came from behind to beat Texas A&M in the season opener. He caught 11 passes for 145 yards against Stanford.TEXAS A&MS Donovan Wilson He headed into last season as a defensive team captain, but Wilson broke his foot in the opening loss to UCLA and didnÂt play again. HeÂs back as a Â“ fth-year senior this fall and should play a big role in Texas A&MÂs secondary. He picked off Â“ ve passes in 2015 and made 59 tackles in 2016. In this Sept. 3, 2017, Â“ le photo, UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson runs with the ball against Texas A&M during a game in Pasadena, Calif. Wilson had 38 caches for 490 yards in only Â“ ve games last season before a foot injury shut him down for the rest of the year. [DANNY MOLOSHOK/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] In this Sept. 2, 2017, Â“ le photo, Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois carries against Alabama during the second half of a game in Atlanta. Francois is happy to be playing football again and is trying to get his job back. HeÂs back on the practice Â“ eld after injuring his knee in a season-opening loss to Alabama last fall and sitting out the rest of the year. [JOHN BAZEMORE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] GAINSFrom Page B1 Without much rain over the course of the week, area tem-peratures have skyrocketed.However, with preseason Kickoff Classics set to begin next week and regular-season openers set for the following week, thereÂs plenty of work that has to get done. And, because most coaches are are faculty members for area schools, teams have no choice but to practice in the late afternoon or early evening.Armatti said the Bulldogs have compensated for the heat by reducing most practice segments to 20 minutes with the caveat that players can stop for water at any time.ÂItÂs a balancing act,ÂŽ said Armatti. ÂBut, you can never risk the health of your kids just to perfect a play or to complete a drill. These are some great kids who are working hard to get ready and theyÂve worked hard all summer to get to this point. WeÂll get every-thing done eventually.ÂŽStill, coaches say young players donÂt always take care of themselves away from the practice field. They often fail to rehydrate at home in the evening after practice and in the morning before practice.As a result, Armatti said, the Bulldogs have experienced some heat-related issues in first few days of practice.ÂItÂs hard to keep an eye on them in the summer,ÂŽ he said. ÂYou see them all the time when school is in session, and you can make sure they are eating better and drinking plenty of fluids. TheyÂre kids and they sometimes would rather play video games in the morning than take better care of themselves.ÂŽBut, many studentathletes, particularly upperclassmen, know the drill and have learned the importance of always staying hydrated.ÂI drink so much that I wind up having to go to the bathroom at night,ÂŽ said senior wide receiver Taylor Lunsford. ÂI make sure that I drink as much as a gallon of water before practice and a gallon when I get home and it has worked for me. I havenÂt had any problems in summer conditioning drills or since we started practicing for the season.ÂŽAdded senior lineman Tren-ton Woods, ÂIÂm drinking a lot of water Â… as much I can Â… before and after practice, but IÂm also trying to eat the right kinds of food. ItÂs hard to practice right now, but if you listen to your coaches and do the things youÂre supposed to do, youÂll be OK.ÂŽArmatti believes practicing in the summer heat benefits the Bulldogs over the course of a season, especially late in the year.ÂI tell our kids if they can get through our practices, playing on Friday night will seem like a piece of cake,ÂŽ he said.Still, that doesnÂt mean he doesnÂt isnÂt sympathetic toward his players.At least once, Armatti rolled out a 100-foot-long piece of vinyl, poured dishwashing soap on it and soaked it down. He then ended practice a few minutes early and gave his players a chance to take a cooling slide.ÂThey loved it,ÂŽ said Armatti. ÂThe kids were begging us not to roll it back up. I know itÂs hot out here. IÂm hot out here in shorts and theyÂre wearing helmets and pads. We talk about it and remind them to stay hydrated.ÂThen I tell them ÂI love them and letÂs get to work.ÂÂŽ HEATFrom Page B1ÂTyler Gauthier leads that group, without a doubt. He does a great job of taking charge, taking command .ÂŽIs Trayone Gray the starting fullback right now and where does freshman full back Realus George stand?Brown: ÂRight now Tray-one is the only option that we have, in my opinion. Realus has the physical tools, heÂs big enough. DoesnÂt get it here yet (pointed to his head). ItÂs about the mentality. In high school, he was 40 pounds bigger than everybody else. These line-backers will knock you slap out and I donÂt think he real-izes that yet. He got a little wakeup call yesterday and hopefully thatÂs the last time thatÂs going to happen .ÂŽWhat progress do you want to see DeeJay Dallas make this season?Brown: ÂObviously DeeJay is a very skilled athlete. Kind of moved to running back last year, so just learning how to play the tailback position every single down and to watch Travis Homer work every single day should be a great learning lesson, not just for any running back, but just the way any guy should practice. That dude will kill himself on that field. He takes coaching very well and heÂs fundamentally sound.ÂDeeJay has made a lot of progress. Obviously, playing in between the tackles is going to be DeeJayÂs big-gest adjustment from going to being more of an athlete out in space and being a back. But also pass protection, which he knows what to do. Just learning the fun-damental techniques of it. HeÂs 220 pounds. He just got to play like it.ÂŽWhat have you seen from wide receivers Michael Harley and Jeff Thomas?Brown: ÂSpeed kills and those guys can run and run all day. Mike has been the same guy for the most part since heÂs gotten here. HeÂs never had to be taught how to work. He gives it up every single day, he will fight you tooth and nail for every single inch there is on the football field. Obviously, size is a little bit of an issue for him but heÂs still putting on weight and progressing. But I feel really good about him.ÂŽ MIAMIFrom Page B1ÂWe have had plenty of runner-ups. Jack (Nicklaus) had a lot of runner-ups. WeÂll just keep beating down that door.ÂŽBellerive allowed for low scoring, provided the ball stayed in the short grass. Woodland had an 18-foot birdie attempt on the 18th hole that would have tied the PGA Championship record, and it stopped just short. It was one of the few he missed. Two-time major champion Zach Johnson and Brandon Stone of South Africa were at 66.Dustin Johnson reached 5 under until a few wild drives on the back nine cost him. The worldÂs No. 1 player had to settle for a 67, along with Jason Day, Justin Rose and eight other players.It was more of a struggle for Tiger Woods, drenched in so much sweat that he changed shirts after 12 shots Â„ that was only two holes and a tee shot. He had to make an 8-foot putt to escape with bogey on No. 10, and then dumped a wedge into the water for double bogey on No. 11. Woods was 3 over through seven holes, and then clawed his way back to even par for a 70.ÂA lot of things could happen. Not a lot them were positive,ÂŽ Woods said. ÂBut I hung in there and turned it around.ÂŽDefending champion Justin Thomas let a good start slip away. He didnÂt make a putt out-side a few feet over the last 12 holes and shot 69. Jordan Spieth, in his second crack at the career Grand Slam, opened with a double bogey and finished two bad swings off the tee that sent him to a 71.The secret was simple: Avoid the rough. PGAFrom Page B1
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Padres8,Brewers4: HunterRenfroe hitago-aheadgrandslaminthe ninthinning,hisfourthstraightgame withahomerun,andSanDiego ralliedforavictoryoverMilwaukee. ThePadrestrailed4-2enteringthe ninth,butralliedagainstBrewers relieversCoreyKnebelandJoakim Soria.Knebelwalkedthebases loadedandallowedarun-scoring inÂ“eldsingletoTravisJankowski beforeSoriaenteredtotrytoescape thejam.SoriaretiredEricHosmer beforeRenfroehammereda1-2pitch deepintotheleft-Â“eldbleachersfor hisgrandslam.Renfroebecamethe Â“rstPadresplayertohithomeruns andhavemultipleRBIgamesinfour consecutivegames. LATE TexasatN.Y.Yankees BostonatToronto BaltimoreatTampaBay SeattleatHouston L.A.DodgersatColorado PittsburghatSanFranciscoTODAYÂSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA WashingtonHellickson(R)5-23.5610-61-115.14.70 ChicagoHendricks(R)2:20p8-94.0710-132-117.24.58 NewYorkWheeler(R)6-63.899-123-020.00.90 MiamiUrena(R)7:10p3-114.666-161-215.06.60 ArizonaBuchholz(R)5-12.686-43-018.12.95 CincinnatiDeSclafani(R)7:10p5-34.986-51-115.24.02 MilwaukeePeralta(R)6-23.497-31-116.05.63 AtlantaGausman(R)7:35p5-94.476-161-216.25.40 LosAngelesMaeda(R)7-73.738-110-217.06.88 ColoradoGray(R)8:40p9-74.7312-91-022.11.61 PhiladelphiaEÂ”in(R)8-33.619-61-116.05.63 SanDiegoNix(R)10:10p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 PittsburghWilliams(R)9-83.8811-112-117.01.06 SanFran.Holland(L)10:15p5-83.8811-100-016.12.76AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA BostonEovaldi(R)5-43.385-72-021.00.43 BaltimoreBundy(R)7:05p7-104.388-131-118.04.50 TexasMinor(L)8-64.5310-112-018.02.50 NewYorkTanaka(R)7:05p9-23.7613-52-019.20.46 TampaBaySnell(L)12-52.2712-91-114.12.51 TorontoEstrada(R)7:07p5-84.659-101-111.15.56 MinnesotaSantana(R)0-06.143-00-014.26.14 Detroit Zimmermann(R) 7:10p4-44.317-80-314.16.91 ClevelandBieber(R)6-24.587-31-113.27.90 ChicagoRodon(L)8:10p3-32.944-61-021.11.69 SeattleLeake(R)8-74.1615-80-119.03.79 HoustonCole(R)8:10p10-42.6417-60-218.03.50 OaklandAnderson(L)2-34.646-31-119.02.84 LosAngelesPena(R)10:07p1-34.973-50-311.28.49INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA St.LouisGomber(L)1-04.102-01-05.26.35 KansasCitySmith(R)8:15p1-36.411-41-215.17.63 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamÂsRecordingamesstartedbytodayÂspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLAug.10 1901: FrankIsbelloftheChicagoWhiteSoxsetanAL recordbystranding11teammatesonthebasepaths. 1944: CharlesÂRedÂŽBarrettoftheBostonBravesthrew only58pitchestobeattheCincinnatiReds2-0ina nine-inninggame. 1957: MickeyMantlebecametheÂ“rstplayertoclear thecenter-Â“eldhedgeatBaltimoreÂsMemorialStadium whenhis460-foothomerhitthebaseofthescoreboard.TheYankeesbeattheOrioles,6-3. 1971: HarmonKillebrewoftheMinnesotaTwinshithis 500thhomerunintheÂ“rstinningoffBaltimoreÂsMike Cuellartobecomethe10thplayertohit500ormorein acareer.KillebrewalsohitNo.501offCuellarbutthe Orioleswon4-3. 1981: Majorleaguebaseballresumedplayafteratwomonthstrike.IntheSt.LouisCards-Philliesgameat Philadelphia,attendedby60,561fans,PeteRosebroke StanMusialÂsNLhitrecordwhenhesingledforhis 3,631sthit.ItcameoffMarkLittellintheeighthinning. 1995: BallNightatDodgerStadiumturnedintotheÂ“rst forfeitinthemajorsin16years.LosAngelesforfeiteda gametotheSt.LouisCardinalsafterfansthrewsouvenirbaseballsontotheÂ“eldthreetimes.Thegamewas calledwithoneoutinthebottomoftheninth. 2003: AtlantaBravesshortstopRafaelFurcalturned the12thunassistedtripleplayinmajorleaguehistory againsttheSt.LouisCardinals.WithrunnersonÂ“rst andsecondintheÂ“fthinning,Furcalmadealeaping grabofpitcherWoodyWilliamsÂliner.Therunners weregoing,andFurcalsteppedonsecondbaseto doubleupMikeMathenybeforetaggingoutOrlando Palmeiro. S TATISTICALLEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE R UNS: Lindor,Cleveland,99;Betts,Boston,93;Mart inez,Boston,82;Trout,LosAngeles,82;Benintendi, Boston,80;Ramirez,Cleveland,78;Bregman,Houston, 7 5;Segura,Seattle,75;Springer,Houston,74;Rosario, Minnesota,73. R BI: Martinez,Boston,98;Davis,Oakland,88;Ramirez, C leveland,83;Encarnacion,Cleveland,81;Lindor, C leveland,74;Stanton,NewYork,73;Cruz,Seattle, 7 2;Haniger,Seattle,72;Bregman,Houston,71;Gallo, T exas,71. H ITS: Lindor,Cleveland,138;Martinez,Boston,138; Rosario,Minnesota,137;Altuve,Houston,134;Segura, S eattle,134;MerriÂ“eld,KansasCity,130;Benintendi, Boston,127;Betts,Boston,127;Castellanos,Detroit, 127;3tiedat123. D OUBLES: Lindor,Cleveland,38;Escobar,Arizona,37; Bregman,Houston,36;Abreu,Chicago,33;Benintendi, Boston,32;Bogaerts,Boston,32;Castellanos,Detroit, 3 1;MerriÂ“eld,KansasCity,31;3tiedat30. T RIPLES: Sanchez,Chicago,9;Smith,TampaBay,8; Hernandez,Toronto,7;Benintendi,Boston,6;Chapman, O akland,6;Gordon,Seattle,5;Moncada,Chicago,5; Profar,Texas,5;Span,Seattle,5;9tiedat4. H OMERUNS: Martinez,Boston,34;Ramirez,Cleveland, 3 3;Davis,Oakland,32;Gallo,Texas,31;Cruz,Seattle, 3 0;Trout,LosAngeles,30;Lindor,Cleveland,29;Stant on,NewYork,27;Betts,Boston,26;Judge,NewYork, 2 6. S TOLENBASES: Ramirez,Cleveland,27;Gordon,Seatt le,26;MerriÂ“eld,KansasCity,25;Smith,TampaBay, 2 5;Anderson,Chicago,22;Betts,Boston,22;Trout,Los A ngeles,21;Benintendi,Boston,20;DeShields,Texas, 18;2tiedat17. P ITCHING: Severino,NewYork,15-5;Kluber,Cleveland, 14-6;Porcello,Boston,14-4;Carrasco,Cleveland,13-6; G onzales,Seattle,12-7;Morton,Houston,12-2;Snell, T ampaBay,12-5;7tiedat11. E RA: Sale,Boston,2.04;Verlander,Houston,2.19;Bauer, C leveland,2.26;Snell,TampaBay,2.27;Cole,Houston, 2 .65;Kluber,Cleveland,2.74;Morton,Houston,2.81; S everino,NewYork,3.11;Clevinger,Cleveland,3.38; Fiers,Oakland,3.40. S TRIKEOUTS: Sale,Boston,207;Bauer,Cleveland,206; V erlander,Houston,204;Cole,Houston,202;Paxton, S eattle,170;Morton,Houston,167;Severino,NewYork, 167;Berrios,Minnesota,153;Kluber,Cleveland,153; C arrasco,Cleveland,146. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,83;Albies,Atlanta,79; Yelich,Milwaukee,79;Carpenter,St.Louis,77;Arenado, Colorado,76;Baez,Chicago,72;Harper,Washington, 72;Goldschmidt,Arizona,71;Hernandez,Philadelphia, 71;Turner,Washington,69. RBI: Baez,Chicago,88;Suarez,Cincinnati,87;Aguilar, Milwaukee,82;Arenado,Colorado,81;Story,Colorado,79;Rizzo,Chicago,74;Hoskins,Philadelphia,72; Harper,Washington,71;Freeman,Atlanta,70;Markakis,Atlanta,70. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta,142;Freeman,Atlanta,139; Gennett,Cincinnati,131;Yelich,Milwaukee,128;Albies, Atlanta,127;Anderson,Miami,127;Castro,Miami,127; Peralta,Arizona,126;Peraza,Cincinnati,126;4tiedat 125. DOUBLES: Albies,Atlanta,33;Carpenter,St.Louis,33; Markakis,Atlanta,33;Baez,Chicago,31;Freeman, Atlanta,30;Story,Colorado,30;Hoskins,Philadelphia, 28;Rendon,Washington,28;CTaylor,LosAngeles,27; Anderson,Miami,26. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,10;CTaylor,LosAngeles,8; Baez,Chicago,7;Dickerson,Pittsburgh,6;Difo,Washington,6;Nimmo,NewYork,6;Rosario,NewYork,6;8 tiedat5. HOMERUNS: Carpenter,St.Louis,31;Arenado,Colorado,29;Aguilar,Milwaukee,28;Harper,Washington, 28;Suarez,Cincinnati,26;Baez,Chicago,25;Goldschmidt,Arizona,24;Muncy,LosAngeles,24;Story, Colorado,24;Shaw,Milwaukee,23. STOLENBASES: Turner,Washington,31;Hamilton, Cincinnati,27;SMarte,Pittsburgh,27;MTaylor, Washington,24;Inciarte,Atlanta,23;Cain,Milwaukee, 20;Baez,Chicago,19;Peraza,Cincinnati,18;Dyson, Arizona,16;Jankowski,SanDiego,15. PITCHING: Scherzer,Washington,15-5;Godley,Arizona, 12-6;Greinke,Arizona,12-7;Lester,Chicago,12-4; Mikolas,St.Louis,12-3;Nola,Philadelphia,12-3;Chacin, Milwaukee,11-4;Freeland,Colorado,10-7;Newcomb, Atlanta,10-5;Quintana,Chicago,10-8. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.77;Scherzer,Washington, 2.28;Nola,Philadelphia,2.37;Mikolas,St.Louis,2.74; Greinke,Arizona,2.89;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,2.98;Freeland,Colorado,3.04;Arrieta,Philadelphia,3.11;Corbin, Arizona,3.15;Newcomb,Atlanta,3.15. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,216;Corbin, Arizona,183;deGrom,NewYork,183;Greinke,Arizona, 152;Pivetta,Philadelphia,147;Foltynewicz,Atlanta, 145;Gray,Colorado,144;Nola,Philadelphia,144;Marquez,Colorado,139;Godley,Arizona,137.WEDNESDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague Texas11,Seattle7 L.A.Angels6,Detroit0 Boston10,Toronto5 Baltimore5,TampaBay4 Cleveland5,Minnesota2 N.Y.Yankees7,ChicagoWhiteSox3 NationalLeague N.Y.Mets8,Cincinnati0 Pittsburgh4,Colorado3 Arizona6,Philadelphia0 Atlanta8,Washington3 St.Louis7,Miami1 Milwaukee8,SanDiego4 Interleague KansasCity9,ChicagoCubs0 Oakland3,L.A.Dodgers2 SATURDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague BostonatBaltimore,1:05p.m.,G1 TexasatN.Y.Yankees,1:05p.m. TampaBayatToronto,4:07p.m. MinnesotaatDetroit,6:10p.m. BostonatBaltimore,7:05p.m.,G2 ClevelandatChi.WhiteSox,7:10p.m. SeattleatHouston,7:10p.m. OaklandatL.A.Angels,9:07p.m. NationalLeague WashingtonatChicagoCubs,4:05p.m. ArizonaatCincinnati,6:40p.m. MilwaukeeatAtlanta,7:10p.m. N.Y.MetsatMiami,7:10p.m. L.A.DodgersatColorado,8:10p.m. PhiladelphiaatSanDiego,8:40p.m. PittsburghatSanFrancisco,9:05p.m. Interleague St.LouisatKansasCity,7:15p.m.FANTASYPLAYSPLAYERSTOPICKUP ROSELLHERRERASS,(2percent): Herrerahasbeenbattingclosetothetop oftheRoyalsorderandhasenjoyed successoflate.HeÂsbatting.326over hispast11gamesandwhilehehasa badhabitofgettingthrownoutabittoo much,heÂsspeedyandcanpotentially helpyouinthestolenbasecategory. 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By Marcy GordonThe Associated PressWASHINGTON Â„ Architects and engineers are still in. Accountants, doctors and lawyers remain out Â„ mostly. New rules floated by the Trump administration lay out what kinds of businesses can take a 20 percent deduction against income taxes under the new tax law.With the proposed rules issued Wednesday the Trea-sury Department and the IRS had worked for six months to bring clarity to CongressÂ blueprint. But as with many aspects of the sweeping Republican tax law hustled through Congress last year, the requirements for the millions of Âpass-throughÂŽ businesses to score generous tax breaks are stunningly complex.Some business owners earning over certain income levels, for example, are excluded, as are companies that are organized in certain ways or that lease their equip-ment rather than own it.ÂTheyÂve attempted to draw lines that are clearer than the languageÂŽ of the tax law, said Andrew Howlett, an attorney at law firm Miller & Chevalier who specializes in tax issues. ÂThere are still questions that remain to be answered for taxpayers.ÂŽSteven Rosenthal, a senior fellow at the nonpartisan Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, said the new regulations Âallow a lot of different busi-nesses the 20 percent deduction. ... They allowed a lot of latitude for businesses to claim it.ÂŽAt the same time, Rosenthal found the protections in the rules against abuse by busi-nesses of the special tax break to be inadequate. ÂI think thereÂll be a lot of gaming of the rules,ÂŽ he said. There is concern, for exam-ple, that to qualify for the deduction, individuals would quit their jobs and then contract their services back to their former employers as independent contractors. Now the government appears to have prohibited that in the new rules, said Kyle Pomer-leau, director of the Center for Quantitative Analysis at the conservative Tax Foundation. 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Â€ Booking Holdings Inc., down $102.61 to $1,942.39: The travel booking companyÂs quarterly proÂ“ t forecast disappointed analysts. President Donald Trump signs into law a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package in the Oval OfÂ“ ce of the White House on Dec. 22, 2017, in Washington. [EVAN VUCCI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Thin red lineWhoÂs in, out in small business tax break? ItÂs complicated
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DailyCommercial.com | Friday, August 10, 2018 C1 DRIVETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 email@example.com Powered by Q: On three occasions we came back to our 2012 Lincoln MKX and the skylight and windows were open. When we left the car everything was closed up tight. We were lucky the weather was good. We checked with our dealership and they said it happens a lot to this type of car. Is there away to avoid this problem? Two of these times we were away from home and the third time it was in the garage. The car has 42,000 miles on it. Please advise and help us figure out what can be happening? Â„ Rich D. A: YouÂre one of many who have encountered this odd situation! Your Lincoln is equipped with a ÂGlobal Open and Close feature.ÂŽ Pressing the key fob unlock button for longer than three seconds while nearby/outside instructs the vehicle to lower windows and open the sunroof as a pre-entry cool-down feature during hot weather (they can also be closed by pressing and holding the lock button). Perhaps the fob button is accidentally being operated while in a pocket, similar to buttdialing someone on a mobile phone? You might try employing the feature and see if you encounter identical behavior? If desired, the Global Open and Close feature can be disabled with a pro-grade scan tool such as the dealerÂs VCM/IDS. Q: I cannot get an explanation from the techs at my Toyota service dealership about the inside automatic rear view mirror on our 2009 Avalon at night when bright headlights approach the car from behind. I have followed the directions in the manual and turned the system ÂoffÂŽ and back Âon.ÂŽ The indicator light goes off and on Â„ so that part works. If this system is working, I donÂt see the improvement. All of the sensors are not obstructed. The LED light on the mirror says that the system is on. Would Toyota create a system that is so (subtle) insufficient that it is not noticeable? Can I test it somehow? The old technology was dramatic. You flipped a switch and the mirror adjusted significantly. If this Toyota system is working, I cannot tell that there is an improvement in the dimming the nighttime reflection. Â„ Dave D. A: Try deliberately obstructing the front-facing sensor with a finger tip and shining a flashlight toward the rear-facing sensor at various angles (key-on). If thereÂs no change itÂs truly not working. Since the switch indicators light up, odds are any fault is within the mirror and not the car. Some folks report issues with added rear window tinting, center headrests and rear spoilers interfering with consistent mirror response. Repositioning the mirror as high as possible on its double mounting pivot can help. If the mirror is inoperative a new replacement is crazy expensive, $800! These Gentex mirrors are universal between Camry, Solara, Matrix and others over many years, so swapping in a wrecking yard replacement may be an option, as is an old school manual mirror. HereÂs a wonderful YouTube on how these mirrors work, and some testing ideas: https://goo.gl/uHV2DR Brad Bergholdt is an automotive technology instructor at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, Calif. Readers may send him email at bradberg firstname.lastname@example.org; he cannot make personal replies.UNDER THE HOODCar skylight opens on its own Brad Bergholdt Larry PrintzTribune News ServiceAuthenticity isn't hard to discern.For instance, you could make hamburgers a million different ways and still not imitate the taste of one from McDonald's, which never tastes as if it actually came from cattle. Similarly, you could dress in Ralph Lauren Polo attire, but if you live in a trailer home, no one will mis-take you for a trust fund baby. That domestic first class air-line seat you bought? It's merely what a coach seat was 30 years ago. Today, coach is little more comfortable than a slave galley.All are affectations of something more authentic, corporate subterfuge in the name of profits.And product authenticity is questionable when it returns after a long hiatus. Consider Crosley electronics. Their radios and turntables recall when America had an electronics industry, but their products are made overseas. Or consider Polaroid. After two bankruptcies and the clo-sure of its factories, it's been revived by those who find the OneStep camera a fascinating throwback.Still, reviving classic consumer products is always fraught with peril, as evidenced by the Volkswagen Beetle, Pontiac GTO, Buick Roadmaster and the Maybach.Then there's the Dodge Challenger.Introduced for 1970, it was a latecomer to the muscle car/personal luxury coupe wars that were then in full swing. Incredibly, it was offered with nine powertrains and six models, running the gamut from a 145-horsepower six-cylinder to a 425-horse-power Hemi V-8 in coupe and convertible models. Compe-tition came from any number of cars with names like Grand Prix, LeMans, Cutlass Supreme, Monte Carlo, Chevelle, Skylark, Torino, Montego, Riviera, Toronado and Thunderbird, in addi-tion to the Camaro, Firebird, Trans Am, Mustang, Cougar and Javelin. Of these, only the Camaro and Mustang survive.By 1974, the Challenger would succumb to the escalating insurance rates and EPA mandates that laid low its competitors. It reappeared from 1978 through 1983 as a compact built by Mitsubishi, a conglomerate best known today for their in-wall air conditioners.Yet the Challenger reemerged in 2008, looking much like its first-generation forebear, like a four-wheeled Captain America, soldiering on with performance upgrades that speak to another era. In 2014, the Scat Pack and Shaker hood returned. In 2015, Dodge unleashed the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Two years later, the Dodge Challenger GT appeared, the world's first all-wheel-drive muscle car. Then, earlier this year, Dodge unleashed the 840-horsepower Challenger SRT Demon, as well as the Challenger Hellcat Redeye, which has a mere 797 horsepower.Which brings us to the 2018 Challenger Hellcat Widebody, a Hellcat sporting flared fenders and wider 20-inch Pirelli P-Zeros that accent the Brembo brake cali-pers that can be had in black, orange or gunmetal. Beyond the minor styling update, however, you'll find the car's nature hasn't changed.After all, muscle cars and personal luxury cars have always been over the top, almost clownishly so. And while that makes the Chal-lenger Hellcat Widebody the world's fastest clown car, you'll find it's so powerful, it's hard to find a spot where you can unleash its full power for any length of time before you're either hauled before a magistrate or fulfilling your last will and testament.What else would you expect from a car with a super-charged 6.2-liter V-8 mated to a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic? After all, speed is the Challenger's native tongue. Twist the key. Listen to its menacing, throaty rumble. This car is nothing but trouble. Mash the throttle and adult concerns give way to childish glee as the tail twitches a bit as you wrestle it keep the nose pointing straight. As the massive tires quickly connect with the pavement, you're propelled forward at NASA-like speed, pushing your brain further back in your skull, mashing it up against juvenile passions like pop rocks, loud music and "Charlie's Angels."It's then that you appreci-ate that this is an authentic descendant of the Trans Am racing Challenger that Sam Posey drove to a fourth Four-wheeled Captain AmericaDodge Challenger Hellcat ful lls the need for authentic American transportationThe 2018 Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody continues to fulÂ“ ll an American need for an outrageously cool tool for going fast. [DODGE] Base prices: $71,995 Engine: Supercharged 6.2-liter V8 Horsepower: 707 Torque: 650 pound-feet EPA fuel economy (city/ highway): 13/21-22 Wheelbase: 116.2 inches Length: 197.5 inches Cargo capacity: 16.2 cubic feet Curb weight: 4,498 pounds2018 Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody Robert DufferTribune News ServiceThe $50,000 pickup truck question boils down to: How is it going to be used every day? If you've been on the losing end of the argument over what you're going to do with a pickup the 300-or-so days a year when you're not towing or hauling or helping, then the redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 is your counterargument.The third-best-selling vehicle in America behind the Chevy Silverado and Ford F-150 rides as smooth as an SUV but with all the pickup capability of a half-ton truck with a V-8 engine.It's the one truck I wished I could hold onto longer. In recent weeks, I've tested the outgoing Chevrolet Sil-verado and the Nissan Titan XD turbo diesel. Ram 1500 shoppers shouldn't be cross-shopping either of those vehicles, as the Titan XD is a heavy-duty workhorse and a new 2019 Silverado is coming in the fall. But experiencing those vehicles put into con-text the excellent balance of Ram's engineering.The familiar 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine doesn't sound or feel like a V-8 until you want it to. With the windows up on the highway, it runs crossover quiet, thanks in part to expanded active noise cancellation and cylinder deactivation. Active grille shutters and front air dam improve aerodynamics and fuel economy as well.An updated eight-speed transmission is supposed to be faster, and like the outgo-ing model a gear plus-minus button on the steering wheel overrides it into manual, if you want more low-end torque from a stop or when towing or going downhill. But all these fuel saving upgrades, including a reduc-tion of 225 pounds in overall weight, result in the same fuel economy of 17 mpg combined in the outgoing model. We averaged closer to 18 mpg in about 60 per-cent highway driving.The efficiency improvements are about more efficient capability. That 395-horsepower V-8 makes 410 pound-feet of torque, good enough to tow at least 1,000 pounds more than the similarly equipped outgoing model.A more fuel-efficient engine is due later this year as a mild-hybrid system with a 48-volt battery that boosts torque up to 540 pound-feet of torque (only $800 more). Then you can tow a whole 2019 Ram 1500 is the pickup for winning arguments Vehicle type: Half-ton pickup truck Base price: $46,890 As tested: $55,335 (excluding estimated $1,215 delivery) Mpg: 15 city, 21 highway Engine: 395-horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 Transmission: Eightspeed automatic Parting shot: Quiet, capable, excellent.2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4x4 at a glance The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 in Laramie trim is powered by a 395-horsepower, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine with an eight-speed transmission. 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C2 Friday, August 10, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com DIDYOUKNOW PoweredByAnewsafetystudyreportsfatalitiescausedbyrunningredlights areup17percentsince2012. AUTOMOTIVE AUTOBITSCouldcompactpickuptrucks haveafutureinAmerica?TherearenolongeranycompactpickupsintheU.S.market. Thenew2019FordRanger anditspeersarealllarger mid-sizedtrucks.Couldautomakersbemissingagolden opportunity? Americansliketrucks.Theybuy themingreatnumbersforuse inbusinessesandaspersonal andfamilyvehicles.Toyotais oneofthefewmanufacturers whohasconsistentlyoffereda smallerthanfull-sizetruckover thepastdecades. Smallpickupshavemanyofthe sameadvantagesoflargepick ups.Duringthetimeoftheir sale,landscapers,construction companiesandotherbusinesses,largeandsmall,used themasrunabouts,partsand supplieschasers,andtoget workerstojobsitesthroughout theday. ThesesmalltruckshadadvantagessmallcarsdidnÂt.You canÂtloadmulchorgrassclippingsintothebackofasmall car,butsmallpickupscould handlethatwithease.They werealsogreatformoving itemslikerefrigeratorsand otherlargebulkyitems. WithFordandotherÂdomesticÂŽ brandsstrugglingtoÂ“ndaway tocost-effectivelyproduce entry-levelvehicles,compact trucksmaybeonewayto continuetoofferdomesticallyproducedaffordableentry vehicles.Unlikesmallimported cars,smallimportedtrucksare protectedbya55-yearold25 percentimportdutyimposed byPresidentJohnson. J ohnGoreham/ B estRide.comByGregZylaMoreContentNowEntryprice: $41,750 Priceastested: $56,255 Thisweek,itÂstheluxurious2018GenesisG80SportweÂrereviewing,amodel weÂvedrivenwhenintroducedin2017.Assmaller siblingtothelargerGen-esisG90(whichwedrovein2016),IÂllnotethatGenesisnolongerhasanyHyundaibadgesonit,andisnow aGenesisMotorsstand aloneluxuryunitofHyundai.GenesisreplacestheformerHyundaiGenesisthatdebutedin2008andalsotheextendedwheelbaseHyun-daiEquus,thatdebutedintheU.S.in2014.AnyGenesislinktoother Hyundaivehiclesisfinally startingtowork.HelpingGenesisestablishitselfinthefinickyluxurymarketisthefactthatinthe31yearssincethatfirstHyundaicompact arrivedinAmerica,Hyundaihasbecomeoneofthe topvehiclemanufacturersintheworld.GenesisMotors,meanwhile,isstillundergoing someconsumerbranding obstacleswithitsfull-sizeG90,mid-sizeG80andsoontodebut2019G70compact.ItissuccessfullydepartingfromÂHyundaibadge stigma,ÂŽandisnowhere nearascriticalasitwasa fewyearsago.AsIalways mentionwhenreviewingaGenesisisthefactthatHyun-daiisundergoingtheexact sameÂdisassociationfeverÂŽ thatJapanesemanufacturersInfiniti(Nissan),Lexus(Toyota)andAcura(Honda)underwentwhenthey, too,werereadytotakeon Cadillac,LincolnandMer-cedes-BenzhereinAmerica.Asforthedealers,Hyun-daistillallowsdealersthat offeredthe2015Genesis modeltherighttosell2018Genesiscarswithoutbuild-ingasitespecificshowroom.Asofthiswriting,halfof theHyundaidealersacross Americacansellandare officialGenesisfranchises,unliketheInfiniti,AcuraandLexusdealershipsthatare sitespecific.(Translation? YouwonÂtfindanHonda AccordatanAcurastore). However,thisagreement willcometoanendsoonas Genesisspecificstoreswill beginshowinguplaterthis year.And,asthenewGen -esisSUVÂsarrive,thesenewGenesisstoreswillbefilledwithmanyvehiclestosell.Now,backtothe2018GenesisG80.Newfor2018areenhance-mentstofrontandrear fasciasandtheaddition ofanenginethatwasonly availableintheG90last year,namelythe3.3liter twinturbo.G80sareavailablestartingwiththeentry G80311-horse3.8-literV6 ($41,750),followedbyourtesterSport365-horsetwinturbo3.3-literV6($55,250) andthenthetoplineG80 410-horse5.0-literV8($57,000).IfyouwantAWD,add$2,500totheseprices.Retailingfornear$10,000lessthancompetingmodels,our3.3litertwin-turboV6 poweredG80Sportdelivers astout365horsesand376 lb.ft.oftorque.Theengine connectstoaShiftronic eight-speedautomaticwith paddleshiftersanddelivers thepowertothegroundviarearwheeldriveand19-inchContinentalProContacttiresonbeautifulalloywheels. EPAhighwayfuelmileage withthereardrivesetupis25highwayand17city,whichisacceptablefora365-horse,largeluxurycar.Importantnumbers includeawheelbaseo f 118.5inches,4,453lb.curb weight,15.3cu.ft.ofcargo spaceanda20.3gallonfueltank.GenesisG80Âsentrypriceof$41,400isnotable,espe-ciallywhenputsidebyside withcompetitors.IcanÂt waittogetmyhandson thenew2019G70compactsedan,whichstartsatabout$33,500(estimate)withthe252-horsefour-cylinderwhilethe365-horseV6willbeavailable. GregZylawritesweekly forMoreContentNow andGateHouseMedia.TestDrive:2018GenesisG80Sport2018GenesisG80Sport.[GENESIS] Likes: TwinturboV6,pricing, GenesisspeciÂ“cdealerships comingsoon. Dislikes: Depreciationaconcern,steeringfeelabitlight. overall points finish in 1970. Or the ones that drag racers Dick Landy and Ted Spehar drove in the National Hot Rod AssociationÂs Pro Stock class, or that paced the Indianapolis 500 race in 1971.This ride flips the bird at those driving a space-effi-cient crossover or an allegedly environmentally friendly EV or hybrid. ItÂs a true juvenile delinquent, albeit one without a parole officer. Yes, you could nitpick its fit and finish, just as you could in 1970. But this is merely one sign of its authenticity. Another is the new $6,000 Widebody option. Choosing it makes the car wider, but no faster. ItÂs the sort of cool, pointless styling anachronism they would have done in 1969 if they had thought of it. If such swashbuckling were still the norm rather than the exception in car design, there would still be a Big Three.Thankfully, the 2018 Chal-lenger SRT Hellcat Widebody continues to fulfill an American need for an outrageously cool tool for going fast. Authentic? No question. DODGEFrom Page C1house instead of just the garage, I reckon; for now, the 11,340-pound towing capability is already heavy-duty levels.Ram says the lightweighting has produced the 1500Âs most powerful frame ever. Yes, there are some aluminum elements in the tailgate and chassis, but like the Ford F-150, Ram uses a highstrength steel frame, no matter how Chevy wants to spin it. It rides sooo nice. A revised coil spring suspension soaks up road imperfections and gets progressively stiffer as the payload increases to a maximum of 2,300 pounds. It keeps the ride high and stable under heavy load, yet soft and comfy when youÂre riding solo. An air suspension with five different heights is available for $1,795.The 1500 actually grew for 2019, with the wheelbase extending 4 inches, all in the rear of the crew cab. The rear seats recline for a more relaxing ride home, and they still flip up for a wide, secure cargo berth. The doors opened wide enough for us to slide in a medium-size dog crate 22 inches wide by 26 inches tall. Small underfloor lockers pro-vide extra security.Like other modern pickup trucks, the cab is padded in comfort, convenience and advanced technology that might make some owners require passengers to remove muddy boots. Laramie trim has leather everything, including black bucket seats ($1,400) with silver stitch-ing that was subtle but sharp. Not the kind of thing you mind getting dirty, but it would clean up real nice too. The wood trim pieces and wood console panel made that long-horn Ram logo stand out even more.U-Connect has stood the test of time as a simple system to use with good voice command fidelity, and the 8.4-inch display is plenty for the back-up camera, so I donÂt know if you need the available 12-inch touch screen. The Laramie trim level also came with 20-inch wheels, helping to boost the overall bigger, bolder profile started by the massive slotted grille, which is available in six configurations. Our grille effectively had seven slots branded with Ram. The styl-ing is subtle but attractive, nothing too showy or garish, though the gap between the bed and the cap was huge. The tester did not have a side step, which I would opt for, and ChevyÂs fender step is still the best truck help in get-ting in and out of the bed. The RamÂs fender lowers so step-ping up on it isnÂt too bad, but ChevyÂs is better.The Ram 1500 makes a compelling argument over the Silverado and F-150. Compelling enough to convince that skeptical spouse that this could be an everyday allpurpose vehicle. RAMFrom Page C1The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody Â” ips the bird at those driving a space-efÂ“ cient crossover or an allegedly environmentally friendly EV or hybrid. [FCA US LLC]
DailyCommercial.com | Friday, August 10, 2018 C3 D atinginthedigital ageisnÂtanewtheme forromanticcomediesbutÂSideswiped,ÂŽ whichfocusesheavily onTinder,hasmoreto offerthanclichjokes aboutswipingrightto findyourdreammatch. ItÂsathoughtful,funny andsometimescringeworthylookattryingto makeaconnection. Theset-upisfamiliar. Olivia(CarlyCraig),an ambitiousanduptight insuranceagent,turns 35andrealizesthatyears ofnottakingchanceson lovehaveleftherfacingan agingbiologicalclock.Still feelingthepainofherone seriousrelationshipthat endedtwoyearsago,she resistshersisterJayneÂs (ChelseaFrei)effortsto getherbackonthedating scene.JayneputsOliviaÂs profileonTinderanyway. Onetequilafueledbirthday celebrationlaterandOliviaÂsdrunkenepiphanyleads hertoswiperightonevery profileshesees.Thenext day,shehas252matches. Thematchesarenot withoutstereotypes. ThereÂsthefitnessguywho talksconstantlyabouthis gymroutineanddoesnÂt eatcarbsandtheCEOwho seemscharming,saysall therightthingsandthen iseasilyscaredoff.They aregoodforafewsolid laughsbutthisismostly duetoCraig.Sheexpertly hitsherpunchlinesand makesOliviafeelgenuinely authenticandlikable. OliviaÂsfamilyrelationshipsarealsosomething shehastonavigate,which addsdepthandheartto thestory.Herrecently widowedmotherMary, (RosannaArquette),finds independencedifficult sosheliveswithOlivia whileJayneistryingto rediscoverthesparkinher marriageafterthebirth ofherfirstchild.Each strugglewithinsecurities thatfeelrelatableandthe sceneswheretheyface theirself-doubtareemotionallyconvincing.Their chemistrytogetherissolid. Theshowfranklydiscussesanddepictssex andwhilethesometimes bawdyapproachispartof thecomedy,thesearchfor connectionthroughsex andromanceisalsoused tooccasionallypausethe laughsandgivethestorya deeperlayerortwo.Inone scene,JayneÂsdeterminationtofindtheromancein hermarriagebymakingout withherhusbandintheir carintheirgaragestarts offplayfullybutendswith hersadanddefeated.In another,OliviaÂsdecision toendhersexualdryspell withfitnessguyisfullof funny,awkwardmoments butafteritÂsover,shesees atextfromhisfriendcongratulatinghimonfindingahornycougartotake tobed.OliviaÂsreaction isallinherfaceÂ„disappointment,embarrassment,arealizationthat sheÂsgettingolderÂ„and Craigplaysitperfectly. YouTubePremiumis offeringthefirsttwoepisodesofÂSideswipedÂŽfor free,hopingthatyouÂll makeamatchandcommittowatchingmore. MelissaCrawleyhasa Ph.D.inmediastudiesandisamemberofthe TelevisionCriticsAssociation.Tocommenton StayTuned,emailherat email@example.com orfollowheronTwitter at@MelissaCrawley. MOVIES & TV STAYTUNED TVreview:ÂSideswipedÂ MOVIEREVIEW ByEdSymkusMoreContentNowOK,whoouttherecan nameallfourentriesinthe ÂJawsÂŽfranchise?Note: Thethirdonewascleverly titledÂJaws3-D.ÂŽWho cannameanyothershark moviesfrom,letÂssay,just thepastdecade?Without lookingatIMDB.com,IÂll goforÂTheShallows,ÂŽÂ47 MetersDown,ÂŽandallof thoseÂSharknadoÂŽevents. (AfriendtoldmethereÂs alsoa2012straightto DVDreleaseofsomething calledÂJurassicShark.ÂŽ) Therearelotsofshark movies,toomanyofthem ifyouperusesharkmovie history.AndÂTheMegÂŽ isonethattheoeuvrecan easilyhavedonewithout. ItÂsaslapdashfishbowlof tiredlyactedtiredclichs, b elowparvisualeffects, andpredictableplotpoints. Amidstthenotsoterrifyingterrorofabigfish attemptingtodineonan absolutepupuplatterof peoplefromvariousethnicbackgrounds,thereare someattemptsathumorin thescript(Thisscripttook threewriterstoconcoct?), b utthelaughsheardatthe screeningIattendedwere mostlyofthederisivesort. So,withawarningthattheremay b eAFEWSPOILERS here,letÂsdivein. ThereÂsJonasTaylor (JasonStatham,whowill takeoffhisshirtandstrut aroundlateron),running adeepsearescuemission tosaveasubmarinecrew thatÂsbeenbashedaround waybelowthewaves.Jonas andhisrescuecrewget downthere,butthenthey allgetbashedaround. DIALOGUE:ÂThereÂs somethingoutsidetheship!ÂŽ Thingsgowrong; tragedyensues. Fiveyearslater,we arrive,alongwithabraggartofabillionaireinvestor (RainnWilson)ataresearch station200milesoffthe coastofChina,where scientistsaresearching foramythicalspotthatÂs deeperthantheMariana Trench.Threeofthemhead outinasubmersiblecraft, findastrangeunderwatercloud,gobeneathit, anddiscoveranunknown ecosystem(thatÂs,of course,deeperthanthe MarianaTrench).Then theygetbashedaround. DIALOGUE:ÂThereÂs somethingdownhere!ÂŽ Sixmilesabove,onthe researchstation,scientistsaremonitoring thebashees,andknow thattheyÂrestillalive. DIALOGUE:ÂPrep thehelicopter.Wemust gotoThailand!ÂŽ ThailandiswhereJonas hasgonetoretireand drinkbeer.Ofcourse,heÂs theonlypersonwhocan dosuchariskydeepsea rescuemission,butheÂd ratherkeepdrinkingbeer. DIALOGUE:ÂIdonÂt diveanymore.ÂŽ DIALOGUE:ÂYour ex-wifeandhercreware trappedsixmilesdownand arerunningoutofair.ÂŽ Otherfolksatthe researchstationinclude headresearcherDr. Zhang(WinstonChao), hissharkexpertdaughterSuyin(BingbingLi), andhercuteandprecocious8-year-olddaughter Meiying(SophiaCai). BraveSuyincanÂtwait forJonas,sogoesforthe rescuewithtwoothers inasmallsub.Butthey getbashedaround. DIALOGUE:ÂThereis somethingdownhere!ÂŽ AndsoitÂstimetomeet thebigshark,describedas being25meterslong(one meteris3.28feet;dothe math).Ofcourse,Jonas arrives,andmanagesto rescuetwoofthethree. Yup,anothertragedy. ThisJonasisarealJonah. ButdonÂtgetsidetracked. ThatwasnÂtjustashark, itwasamegalodon(ora meg),thelargestsharkthat everexisted,thoughttobe extinctfor2millionyears (orsomesuchblather). DIALOGUE:ÂThatlivingfossilatemyfriend!ÂŽ DIALOGUE:ÂAreyou sayingweopenedupa superhighwayforprehistoricsharks?ÂŽ DIALOGUE:ÂI canÂtswim!ÂŽ Bringonthepolycarbon sharkcageandthesuperduperpoisonspearsand thefactthatnobodyracingtothesurfacefrom farbelowevergetsthe bendsinthismovie. DIALOGUE:ÂCanI justpointoutthatthis thingissinking?ÂŽ ItÂstimeforachangeof scenery.LetÂsheadoverto SanyaBayinChina,which issaidtohavesomeofthe mostdenselypopulated beachesintheworld.ItÂs also,duetoaplethoraof fashionablebeachwear, oneofthemostcolorfulplaces,anditallgoes nicelywithbloodred. DIALOGUE:ÂEveryoneoutofthewater!ÂŽ DIALOGUE:ÂChewon this,youuglybastard!ÂŽ DIALOGUE:ÂHereÂs tobeingalive!ÂŽ Note:IdidnÂtstayforthe endcredits,sohavenoidea iftherewasaset-upfora sequel.Isurehopenot. EdSymkuswritesabout moviesforMoreContent Now.Hecanbereached firstname.lastname@example.org.Jonas(JasonStatham)istheonlypersonwhocanrescueeverybody.[WARNERBROS.] ÂTheMegÂWrittenbyDeanGeorgaris, JonHoeber,ErichHoeber; directedbyJonTurtletaub WithJasonStatham,Bingbing Li,RainnWilson RatedPG-13 YouTubePremiumisofferingtheÂ“rsttwoepisodesof ÂSideswipedÂforfree.[YOUTUBE] MelissaCrawleyByEdSymkusMoreContentNowAnyactorwhounderstandsthebusiness willtellyouthatitÂsa crapshoot.Thenthere arethoseactorswho aresobusy,withso manydifferentprojects,theyÂrejustenjoyingtheride.ThatÂsthe casewithGemmaChan andJimmyO.Yang. TheyÂllappearin supportingrolesinthe splashyromanticcomedy ÂCrazyRichAsians,ÂŽthe storyofahugewedding b eingthrowninSingapore,andthefriends andfamilysurrounding it.London-bornChan isAstridLeong,the wealthy,good-natured womanwhoÂsgoing througharoughpatch. Yang,aHongKong native,isBernardTai,a wealthy,egocentricfellowwholivestoparty.Q:ThebookÂCrazyRich A siansÂŽisahugehit.Were youbothfansbeforeyou gottheparts? Yang:Ilistenedtoit onanaudiobookActually,atfirst,Ireadfor thegroom,butthenthey askedmeifIwanted todoBernard.ItÂs funnyandcrazyand b ig,eventhoughheÂs onlyinafewscenes.Chan:Iheardabout thebookfrommysister.Ireaditandloved it,andAstridwasmy favoritecharacter. Acoupleofyearslater myagentsaid,ÂTheyÂre makingafilmofit,would youbeinterested?ÂŽ AndIsaid,ÂYes,I wanttoplayAstrid.ÂŽQ:DoyourecallaÂ“lmor TVshowyousawwhenyou wereyoungthatgotyou interestedinacting? Yang:Whenyouwatch allthoseactionfilmsas alittleAsiankid,itÂsnot like,ÂOh!Icandothat!ÂŽ EvenwatchingBruceLee orJackieChan,IknewI couldnÂtdomartialarts. So,forme,whenIcame toAmericaandsawKen Jeongdoingstandupand BobbyLeeonTVbeing reallyfunny,Ithought, ÂOh,Asianpeoplecan befunny,too.ÂŽIsawthe possibilityofdoingthis.Chan:GrowingupI lovedSpielbergÂsfilms. Iwasaround8when ÂJurassicParkÂŽcame out,andÂE.T.ÂŽwasso magicalandpowerfulto measachild.Thatwas whenIfellinlovewith movies.ButseeingAsian facesonscreen,particularlyintheUK,whereI grewup,wassorare.It neverreallyoccurredto methatitwassomething Icoulddoasajob.Idid alotofmusicanddrama atschool,butitwasjust forfun,andIneverreally thoughtitwassomething Icouldviablydo.But nowIÂmworkingalot. EdSymkuswritesabout moviesforMoreContent Now.Hecanbereached email@example.com. Supportingactors t alkaboutplaying ÂCrazyRichAsiansÂ ÂCrazyRichAsiansÂOpensonAug.15. A ÂMEGÂnicentlybad,big-shmovie
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DEAR ABBY: My "friend" from childhood, "Camille," has never had my back. I have done the heavy lifting in our friendship our whole lives. While I was on vacation two years ago, she was diagnosed with cancer. I came home immediately and drove to the hospital at 1 a.m. to be by her side. I've always been by Camille's side for everything, even though she hasn't been there for me. I told her that several times, to no avail. I went to EVERY chemo and doctor appointment, and was there every day to rub her feet to make her feel better. I threw her a party for 100 people to "kick cancer's butt," took her on a vacation -it goes on and on. I ended the one-sided friendship last year. My problem is, I feel guilty for doing it. I feel I left her with cancer. But I also feel that because someone is sick doesn't give them the right to be abusive or inconsiderate. Camille hasn't tried to contact me, either. In fact, she has told others that she will never speak to me again. I bent over backward for her, but if some other person sent a card, she would make a big deal out of it. I'm deeply hurt and don't know how to move on. Help! -WOUNDED ON THE EAST COAST DEAR WOUNDED: One way to stop feeling guilty and get on with your life would be to acknowledge in your head AND your heart that the relationship with Camille was not a healthy one for YOU. In fact, from the way you have described it, it was more like a bad habit. Bad habits can be difcult to break, but many people have been able to accomplish it by replacing a bad habit with a good one. Example: Instead of feeling guilty for not rubbing Camille's feet, consider getting a pedicure for yourself. Although it might seem expensive, it would be cheaper than talking to a therapist.DEAR ABBY: My siblings and I, all born in the '50s in a small town, have fond memories of our childhood. After our mother died in 1989, our father married "Sylvia," a new arrival in town. They lived together in our childhood home until his death in 2016. We "kids" wanted to honor our parents and our fond childhood memories. We endowed a plaque for the town park dedicated to their memory and noting they had raised a family in that community. Sylvia is now grievously offended and furious that she was not included. Abby, Sylvia came on the scene long after we were raised and gone. She's not our parent and played no part in the memories we wanted to honor. Although Sylvia was a good wife to our dad, she did her best to erase all traces of our mother from Dad's memory and from his home. Were we wrong? She has rebuffed our attempts to explain our benign motivations. -CONFUSED IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR CONFUSED: You weren't wrong, but it would have been better had you discussed your plans for the plaque with Sylvia before donating it. That way, you would have been able to explain to her the reason why she wouldn't be on it. She may still be grieving the loss of your father, so try to understand her feelings. And by the way, it is not unusual -or out of line -for a second wife to make her husband's home "her own," so don't hold it against her. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS One-way friendship ends, but feelings of guilt remain PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2018:This year you wont be complaining of boredom. You even could be found praying for some downtime. Your active life allows you to meet several people from different walks of life. If you are single, you will want to explore different lifestyles and people. Travel will allow you to meet several potential suitors. If you are attached, the two of you could be greatly inuenced by a workshop, course or trip. You see your life through new eyes, and this perspective can reinvigorate your relationship. A fellow LEO encourages you to jump past a self-imposed barrier.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You could feel as though others are out of control. Could this comment possibly apply to you? Once conversations and interactions take a more even tone later in the day, you could get some important feedback. Communication takes on a frantic tone. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You might have difculty letting go of pressure, as so much could be occurring within your personal or domestic life. Relax -you cannot change the situation for now, but soon you will see an opening. Maintain a sense of humor. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Your sixth sense always informs you when you have pushed too hard. Others could be acting out in strange ways. Detach before you get too involved. Know that a solar eclipse occurs tomorrow. Many people could be reacting to its energy. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22)You, of all signs, feel the ebb and ow of the tides, but you also respond to the gravitational pull of the planets. Be aware of what is going on around you. Many people feel out of kilter but do not know why. Indulge a friend, and do what he or she wants. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You seem to be functioning on a high level. The unexpected becomes more frequent when you are out among the crowds. People express their feelings and insecurities in what they hope is a meaningful way. Just do your thing. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You could feel somewhat depressed. Although tomorrows eclipse is unlikely to affect your life, you still feel its draining inuence. Do your best not to allow the vibes of this eclipse to mar some fun moments. A loved one wants to share some feelings. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Youll be observing your friends and wondering what is ailing them. Many of them could be very moody or touchy. Know that they are feeling the vibes of tomorrows solar eclipse. Use this moment to zero in on a wish involving a loved one. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You probably did not expect to be in the limelight. A boss appreciates how you present yourself. Make strong choices not only for yourself, but also for others. A loved one could be acting strangely. Soon, his or her strange ways will become normal! SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You might be weighing the possibility of taking a few days off. You could need the excitement of a different environment, and you might meet some unusual people as well. Your mind may be so full of ideas that you can accomplish little! CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) The reason that you like both the staid and the predictable is that you know how to deal with those factors in your life. When the unexpected starts rampaging through your life, you might not be so condent. Just consider how exhilarating change can be! AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You could be extremely busy dealing with others and their requests. Several friends decide that they cannot enjoy the weekend without you! Be attered as you try to incorporate everyones plans into the next few days. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Reach out to a co-worker, especially if you feel that you cannot complete everything you want. The unexpected could crash through your daily life, be it a lost cellphone or a car problem. Know that, in the long run, these snafus are minor. DailyCommercial.com | Friday, August 10, 2018 C5 TODAY IS FRIDAY, AUG. 10, the 222nd day of 2018. There are 143 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On August 10, 1792, during the French Revolution, mobs in Paris attacked the Tuileries Palace, where King Louis XVI resided. (The king was later arrested, put on trial for treason, and executed.) ON THIS DATE: In 1846 President James K. Polk signed a measure establishing the Smithsonian Institution. In 1921 Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio at his summer home on the Canadian island of Campobello. In 1949 the National Military Establishment was renamed the Department of Defense. In 1975 television personality David Frost announced he had purchased the exclusive rights to interview former President Richard Nixon. In 1977 postal employee David Berkowitz was arrested in Yonkers, New York, accused of being "Son of Sam," the gunman who killed six people and wounded seven others in the New York City area. (Berkowitz is serving six consecutive 25-years-to-life sentences.) In 1993 Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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