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SALUTE | B1MARINE LOOKS FOR PRECIOUS POTENTIAL AMONG RECRUITS SPORTS | C1WOODLAND CLINGING TO PGA LEAD AS SCORES FALL LOCAL & STATE | A3CANDIDATE CHALLANGED OVER PLACE ON BALLOT @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Saturday, August 11, 2018 75 ¢ Opinion .......................A7 Weather ......................A8 Salute ..........................B1 Faith ...........................B3 Sports .........................C1 Classifieds ...................C7 Volume 142, Issue 223 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.comFor many in Lake County, it seems like summer has been one long rain storm. The National Weather Service reports that there have been more wet days than dry days the past few months. But weather experts say that while the summer feels abnormally wet, that's only because recent summers have been abnormally dry and that this year's rainfall has been pretty normal, or even below normal, from a historical perspective. The summer, to date, has been below normal,Ž National Weather Service meteorologist Peggy Glitto said while examining rain levels for Leesburg this week. The early part of the wet season was pretty wet, but its pretty close to normal now.Ž To the National Weather Service, the term normal is based on a long-range view of weather data. Normal is a 30 year average, and its updated every 10 years,Ž Glitto said. On that scale, this summer wasnt anything special for Florida as a whole. Leesburg is below normal,Ž Glitto said. One place might be above. Its just the nature of the Florida summertime.Ž While the overall data suggests it was a typical summer, she agreed that the earlier months of summer were quite wet. Experts at St. Johns River Water Management District agree. Michael Daly, a water resource data manager with the Water Management District, said that the May precipitation total, 9.3 inches, was almost six inches above normal in Lake County. Lake Countys average for the month of May is 3.65, according to Daly. It isnt just above average, but its significantly Not as wet as you thinkDeadline extended for Leesburg gym to respond to locker room complaintBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ The person at the center of a Planet Fit-ness locker room dispute who identifies as a transitioning transgendered woman says he was the one who was harassed „ not the woman who was upset that he was in the ladies room. Jordan Rice, who goes by Ivey Gardner, was in the women's locker room at the Leesburg Planet Fitness when a woman confronted Rice about being in the wrong locker room. Rice, according to the woman, lingered there for a while, and a verbal confrontation later ensued. The woman's membership to Planet Fitness was revoked when she complained to management. Now the woman, identi-fied in a complaint as Mrs. H, is being represented by Liberty Counsel, a national litigation and civil liberties organization. Liberty Counsel is demanding that her membership be restored and that the company make changes to its mem-bership and locker room policies to prevent blatant sex-based harassment by males in the womens facil-ities,Ž according to a letter sent to the gym companys chief executive.No lawsuit has been filed. Liberty Counsel gave Planet Fitness until Aug. 10 to respond. That deadline has been extended.Rice says Mrs. H insti-gated the confrontation.I was literally harassed for the better part of an hour,Ž Rice said in an interview with the Daily Commercial on Wednesday.Rice said he was putting on makeup after getting a tan and claims the woman called him a clownŽ and said, stop trying to be a woman.ŽPlanet Fitness gender ap unresolvedLate spring and early summer were especially rainy in Lake County, which received more than 9 inches of rain in May alone. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] Ivey Gardner After several dry summers, normal rain returns By Jeff Horwitz and Darlene SupervilleThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ An associate of former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone was held in contempt of court Friday in a fresh attempt to challenge Robert Muellers appoint-ment as the special counsel investigating Trump cam-paign contacts with Russia during the 2016 presiden-tial campaign.The move also spotlighted a growing focus by Mueller on Stone. Another of Stones associates, a New Yorker known as the Manhattan MadamŽ because she once operated an upscale escort service, was expected to make her first appearance before a grand jury in the case.Paul Kamenar, the attorney for Stone associate Andrew Miller, whose refusal to appear before the grand jury Friday led him to be held in contempt, argued after the proceedings that Muellers appointment is unconstitutional. He asserted that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein did not have the authority to appoint Mueller to lead the investigation into Trump campaign contacts with Russia.Previous challenges to Muellers legitimacy have failed. President Donald Trump has sought to undermine the investigation by call-ing it a witch huntŽ and a hoax.Ž He has repeatedly insisted, there was no Stone associate held in contemptBy Marcio Sanchez and Amanda Lee MyersThe Associated PressLAKE ELSINORE, Calif. „ Firefighters worked Friday to keep a growing Southern California forest fire that is feeding on dry brush and trees from reaching foothill neigh-borhoods a day after flames roared to new ferocity and came within yards of homes.Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Orange and Riverside coun-ties as the fire carved its way along ridges in the Cleveland National Forest.Some hillsides were allowed to burn under the watchful eyes of firefighters as a way to reduce fuel and make it harder for flames to jump roadways into communities if winds pick up again.Aircraft dropped liquid that suppresses flames as people sprayed their houses with water from garden hoses when the blaze south of Los Angeles flared again Thursday evening, propelled by 20-mph gusts.Shannon Hicks, 59, defied an evacuation order and California crews scramble to keep ames from reaching more homesA “ re“ ghter walks in front of a home as smoke from an advancing wild“ re “ lls the air Friday in Lake Elsinore, Calif. [MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See RAIN, A6 See FITNESS, A6 See CONTEMPT, A6 See FIRES, A6


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Prepayments for 3 months or more, mail to: Circulation Dept., the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. Billed monthly at the rates shown. Thursday, Aug. 9 Cash 4 Life: 1-24-26-48-60-1 Fantasy 5: 1-6-11-13-33 Friday, Aug. 10 Pick 5 Afternoon: 3-1-1-4-6 Pick 4 Afternoon: 0-0-5-7 Pick 3 Afternoon: 9-7-5 Pick 2 Afternoon: 2-2LOTTERY DATELINESNEW YORKIn this Aug. 5 photo, authorities investigate the death of a baby boy who was found ” oating in the East River in New York. A man who ” ed to Thailand after allegedly tossing his dead 7-monthold son into a river sent a chilling text to the mother while he was on the run about the fate of her child, prosecutors said Friday. When the mother asked where her son was, James Currie, 37, replied you will never see (him) again,Ž according to a criminal complaint. [AP]GREENLAND, N.H.This photo shows a community center bus that was involved in an accident Friday on Interstate 95 in Greenland, N.H. Authorities say children on a summer program “ eld trip were injured when their school bus crashed into trees. Kendra Amaral, town manager in nearby Kittery, Maine, said 11 children and two adult counselors were on board. There were multiple injuries, but none are considered life-threatening. [PORTSMOUTH HERALD VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]BERLINA tent is removed after ” ooding Friday at the Saint-Julien de Peyrolas camping site, in southern France. French police detained two of“ cials from a German association that operates the campsite where ” ooding danger prompted evacuations and a man was reported missing, a local prosecutor said Friday. The association, based in Leverkusen, Germany, owns the property in Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas where the campsite was allegedly built without authorization. [AP] OMAHA, NEB.Railroad acknowledges Iowa derailment was ” ood-relatedBNSF Railway acknowledged Friday that flooding played a role in a derailment that loosed thousands of gal-lons of oil into northwest Iowa floodwaters.Railroad spokesman Andy Williams wouldnt say whether the train engineer knew or should have known about washed-out tracks mentioned in a preliminary federal report released Thursday. The train was operating within its authority,Ž Williams said. The cause of the derailment is flood related.ŽThe National Transportation Safety Board report cited heavy rainfall in the area 48 hours before the June 22 derailment just south of Doon, Iowa.COLUMBUS, OHIODemocrat Cordray says GOP ads in Ohio governor race falseLawyers for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray demanded on Friday that Ohio televi-sion stations pull a Republican Governors Association ad alleging a consumer agency Cordray led secretly collected and left vulnerable Americans personal financial data.A cease and desist letter to station managers from the Perkins Coie law firm alleges the ad, titled Cordray Failed,Ž contains false statements that the Republi-can governors group cannot back up. Spokesman Jon Thompson said, We stand by the ad.Ž Cordray and Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine are in a high stakes race this November to succeed Ohio Gov. John Kasich.JERUSALEMViolence erupts amid Gaza cease-“ re, 2 Palestinians killedViolence erupted at the Gaza border Friday after the terri-torys militant Islamic Hamas rulers and Israel appeared to be honoring a cease-fire that ended two days of intense violence amid efforts by neighboring Egypt to negoti-ate between the two sides. Israels military said no rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel overnight and it conducted no airstrikes in Gaza against Hamas targets. Israels government hasnt confirmed the truce. On Friday evening, however, two Palestinians, including a paramedic, were shot and killed by Israeli fire at a Hamas-led protest along the border, Gazas Health Minis-try said.By Amir Shah and Kathy GannonThe Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan „ A brazen and bloody overnight assault Friday by the Taliban on a key provincial capital in central Afghanistan has increased pressure on U.S.backed Afghan forces that are withering under relentless attacks, prompting President Ashraf Ghani to call an emer-gency meeting of his security officials.While government security forces in the city of Ghazni repulsed the multipronged attack with the help of U.S. air support, Taliban insurgents remained hunkered down on its outskirts, and some were still holed up in residential areas, according to Interior Ministry deputy spokesman, Nasrat Rahimi.At least 39 insurgents were killed, while 14 police died and 20 were wounded in the fighting, said provincial Police Chief Farid Ahmad Mashal. He said the bodies of the Tali-ban fighters were found under a bridge in the southern part of Ghazni.Mashal said there were more than 100 other casualties but could not give a breakdown of the dead and wounded.Among the injured were four Afghan troops who were hurt when their helicopter crash-landed during the fighting, said Defense Min-istry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish. The Taliban claimed to have shot it down, Radmanish said it was not clear if the aircraft had been hit or crash-landed for other reasons.The city of about 140,000 people was in lockdown as residents stayed indoors and reported sporadic gunfire. All shops were closed, they said, as was the highway from the capital of Kabul to Afghani-stans southern provinces that runs through Ghazni.The Taliban fighters set fire to the local TV building and also destroyed the telecommunications tower, located just outside the city, cutting all cellphone and land line access to Ghazni, said Ali Akbar Kasemi, a lawmaker from the city. City hospital administrator Baz Mohammad Hemat said two wounded civilians were brought in for treatment. He feared that there were more wounded who could not make it to the hospital because the city was shut down and ambu-lances were being sent out.Ghazni is a gateway city linking the heavily Talibaninfluenced south and east of Afghanistan to Kabul and is one of the last vestiges of government control in the province of the same name. The Taliban holds sway in most of the province where ethnic Pashtuns live, while the government influence is limited to Ghazni and small pockets dominated by ethnic Hazaras.The security situation in Ghazni is under control. Our defense and security forces are in full control of the city,Ž Rahimi said. Still, the Afghan forces were engaged in house-to house battles in some residential areas to root out the remnants of the Talibans attack force.Radmanish told The Asso-ciated Press the Taliban were driven to an area known as Hasanabad about 500 yards outside the city. Both the governors compound and central police compound were under the control of Afghan security forces.In a statement late Friday, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the group held control of several places in the city,Ž while the police chief had fled toward the airport.To hold onto the city in the fierce, daylong fighting, Afghan forces had to call in reinforcements as well as U.S. air power, including helicop-ter gunships, fighter jets and a drone strike.Lt. Col. Martin ODonnell, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said American forces and U.S. attack helicopters flew in overnight. As fighting continued through-out the day, he said U.S. forces returned, sending attack heli-copters and fighter jets back to the area.It is a show of presence,Ž he said.An investigation was launched to determine how the insurgents had managed to push so deeply into the city, which is only 75 miles south of Kabul.The Taliban have stepped up attacks across the country since NATO and the United States formally ended their combat mission in 2014. U.S. and NATO forces remain in Afghanistan mainly in a sup-porting and training role in the 17-year-old war.The Taliban attack came as President Ashraf Ghani contemplated a cease-fire offer to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha later this month. The Taliban have rebuffed offers of negotiations with the government but have held one preliminary round of direct talks with Alice Wells, Washingtons top diplomat for South and Central Asia, including Afghanistan.Since an unprecedented Taliban cease-fire in June to mark the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, Taliban insurgents have stepped up attacks in what would appear to be an attempt to dispel hopes of peace that followed scenes of Taliban and Afghan soldiers and police embracing and dancing in the street.Taliban attack tests Afghan forcesIn this March 13 photo, U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Joseph Votel, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East, testi“ es on Capitol Hill in Washington. U.S.-backed Afghan forces are withering under relentless attacks by the Taliban. [PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] IN BRIEF

PAGE 3 | Saturday, August 11, 2018 A3By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comEUSTIS „ Voters will get a chance to put two new city commissioners into office with no incumbents seeking re-elec-tion to Seats 1 and 2.Qualifying for the two seats ended at noon on Friday for Novembers municipal election.Linda Durham Bob, who cur-rently serves in Seat 1, is retiring after eight years on the commission. Seeking the seat are Lorenzo Hagins Jr., 30, who lists his occupation as religious prophet with Lorenzo Hagins Ministries and funeral director at Zanders Funeral Home, former City Commissioner Karen R. LeHeup-Smith, 61, an employee at Belton Finan-cial Group of Raymond Jones in Tavares, and Nicie Allen Parks, 59, a longtime Eustis resident who works for the city of Leesburg.Seat 2 was formerly occu-pied by Anthony Sabatini, who resigned in April to run for state representative.Michael Holland, a funeral director at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services and former commissioner, including past stints as vice mayor and mayor, was appointed as the Seat 2 interim on May 22 and now will seek election to the post.He is facing opposition from Wendell Husebo, co-owner of CJ Capital, a local development company, artist and political newcomer. Holland, 53, said he is hoping his experience and love of Eustis gives him an edge, adding that some of the things hed like to see in Eustis are more businesses, city-wide road improvements and smarter spending.Most of all, hed like to see overall unification of the city."We have to take a wide Eustis approach in everything we do. We cannot segment our city," Holland said. "We have to make it more business friendly so business owners can come in more easily and we have to be smart with our money to make sure that everyone who pays taxes is taken care of."Husebo decided to run for office with prodding from his father shortly before his death in June. He says he wants to make way for new businesses and the revitalization of the citys downtown district."I really believe in Eustis potential. I am running to restore Eustis to its past great-ness," Husebo said. "I am running on family, I am running on quality of life, I am running on new vision, new ideas and new people; a new Eustis."Husebo said he had announced his plan to run for Seat 1, but decided on Seat 2 when he noticed it would have meant Holland running unopposed."I just feel no one should run unopposed at such a critical time in Eustis future," he said. The general election is set for Nov. 6.5 running for 2 seats in Eustis By Nate MonroeGatehouse MediaJAKCSONVILLE „ The five Democrats running to become Floridas next governor stuck to their talking points and had no chance to clash in a lowkey town hall Thursday in Jacksonville.The forum „ which took place as much of the city was tuned into the Jacksonville Jaguars preseason home game against the New Orleans Saints „ featured 10-minute, one-on-one segments between the candidates and the moderator that covered a broad range of topics and prevented them from trad-ing barbs like the Republican candidates, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Palm Coast, and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, did in a testy debate Wednesday.The format allowed the Dem-ocrats to play up their campaign themes. The progressive: Talla-hassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. The businessmen: Jeff Greene, Philip Levine and Chris King. The pragmatist: Gwen Graham. Its less clear if the night produced a moment that could change the trajectory of the race, with polls showing Graham pulling ahead of the pack.None of the candidates can stand President Donald Trump „ Greene said he was ashamedŽ of him „ and by and large they agreed the Republican-dominated state government has ill-served public school children, environmental interests and the working class.Each one sought to paint themselves as the best positioned to take on a Legislature that is still likely to be controlled by the GOP.Levine leveraged his two terms as the mayor of Miami Beach, where he pushed policies „ some which were controver-sial or never took effect because of legal challenges „ favored by progressives, including a plan to tackle climate change and raise the minimum wage to $10.10. He promised to take that mind-set to a state level.In South Florida theyve seen what Ive done,Ž he said.Greene „ a billionaire, the wealthiest man in the race „ vowed to put his own money on the line to tackle the Republican Party. He has clashed recently with Graham over her familys company and his investments, but Thursday he didnt bring up the spat. Im ready to tackle these problems better than anyone else in this race,Ž he said.Graham, a former congresswoman, noted that she was the only candidate among the Democrats to win a competitive election, unseating a Republican in 2014. She defended her two years in Congress „ she didnt run again when her district was redrawn in 2015 „ when she sometimes staked out positions that differed with Democratic Party leadership, like voting for allowing a controversial oil pipeline project to proceed. She said she refused to vote based on party politics.Democratic governor hopefuls hit talking pointsCLERMONTSuspected 7-Eleven robber foiled by drivingA man wanted for robbing a convenience store last Saturday in Clermont was arrested Friday following a routine traffic stop.According to a press release from the Lake County Sheriffs Office, a deputy pulled over a 2017 Silver Nissan Maxima that fit the description of the vehicle involved in rob-beries in Osceola and Lake counties almost a week ago after the driver commit-ted two traffic infractions, including running a traffic light.During the traffic stop, the deputy reportedly noticed the handle of a silver and black pistol tucked between the driver and passenger seat. A sub-sequent search of the car turned up a black and white air soft pistol, as well as an AR-15 in the trunk.Deputies also recovered a hand-written note describing how the rob-bery of the 7-Eleven store at 1635 U.S. Highway 27 would take place.Leandro Obenauer reportedly confessed to the robberies and was charged with armed robbery.Investigators believe Obenauer walked into the store at 1:25 a.m. on Aug. 4 brandishing a silver and black handgun and demanded money from the clerk. Osceola County detectives said a man matching the description of the Clermont 7-Eleven robber held up a store in their area within a few hours of that incident.MOUNT DORAState Road 46 detours set to begin MondayDrivers who use State Road 46 at U.S. 441 should prepare for detours from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day starting Monday and running through Aug. 28.Traffic will be diverted via Wolf Branch Road and Round Lake Road as crews work on demolishing the bridge near the Wekiva Parkways Sections 3A and 3B. According to Florida Department of Transportation and Central Florida Expressway Authority officials, who are charged with the project, SR 46 between Round Lake Road and U.S. 441 will be open to local traffic only at night. Electronic message boards are in place and law enforcement officers will be on site to help direct drivers. Wet weather and other unforeseen circum-stances could delay or prolong work.When completed in 2020, the 3-mile stretch of non-tolled road improvements will include widening S.R. 46 and U.S. 441 to six lanes, sidewalks and other pedes-trian improvements, and building a flyover ramp for the heavy traffic that will be trying to get to the parkway. For further information about the project, visit www. For real time updates, follow the project on Facebook and Twitter.JACKSONVLLEWoman killed while ordering at McDonaldsA Florida woman was ordering food at a McDon-alds drive-thru when authorities say someone walked up and fatally shot her.Jacksonville Sheriffs officials say the unidentified woman was found in her car Friday morning with at least one gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. Dozens of people turned out early Friday for the beginning of the three-day Grape Stomp at Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards in Clermont. The festival, which features music, tours, food and games, runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10, children 12 and younger are admitted free. Grape stomping is included with the entry fees. Entertainment on the outdoor stage today features the Baby Blues and the No Attitude Band from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Ronnie Dunchan Band from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. A portion of the gate proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties.A grape time for allEvan Byrne and Jarelis Rodriguez stomp as many grapes as they can in a minute at the 24th Annual Harvest Grape Stomp at Lakeridge Winery on Friday. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] William Gillett pours Narine Deonarine a glass of wine during the taste-testing tour at the 24th Annual Harvest Grape Stomp at Lakeridge Winery on Friday. [CINDY SHARP/ CORRESPONDENT] By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ A registered voter has sued Perry Berkow-itz, saying he broke the states Resign to Run law when he failed to step down from his elected hospital tax board seat more than 10 days before qual-ifying as a Lake County School Board candidate.Berkowitz is running against Bill Mathias and Mike Sykes in the nonpartisan, District 1 race.Berkowitz was elected to a four-year term on the North Lake County Hospital Board on Nov. 8, 2016.The suit filed Thursday seeks to have Berkowitzs name removed from the ballot. It also names Lake County Supervisor of Elec-tions Alan Hays as a defendant. Scott Larson, who filed the suit, is identified in the suit as a registered voter who lives in Fruitland Park.Berkowitz told the Daily Commercial on Friday that he thought the law would allow him to resign 10 days before he was to take office. A new School Board member would be sworn in on Nov. 20, he said.This is killing me,Ž he said. Im the kind of person who likes to help people.ŽThe North Lake County Hospital Board this year has a $10 million budget to pay for indigent care. Board members are not paid. He had hoped to stay on until the 2019 budget is approved in October.One of his concerns is that the governor may not appoint someone to fill his slot for some time. He sent his resignation letter to the governor on July 25, effective Nov. 20. Qualifying for school board was on June 30, according to the suit. On Friday, he sent a revised letter of resignation effective immediately.ŽHays declined to comment on the suit, saying he has not seen it. Berkowitz had not seen the lawsuit either.On Friday, Larsons attor-ney, Gordon Oldham IV, filed a request for an emergency hear-ing. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Don Briggs. No date has been set for a hearing.Voter wants School Board candidate o ballotBerkowitz Lakeridge Winery hosts weekend-long Grape Stomp LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS


DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM TodaysServices A4 Saturday, August 11, 2018 | IN MEMORY By Rob GilliesThe Associated PressTORONTO „ A shooting in a small Canadian city early Friday left four people dead, including two police officers, under circumstances that were not yet explained but struck a nerve in a country that has been roiled in recent months by several instances of mass violence. People in Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick in the eastern part of the country, said they heard as many as 20 gunshots fol-lowing a confrontation that prompted police to initially cordon off a large section of the city with emergency vehicles and order residents to remain inside their homes and businesses.Finally, after a tense period of waiting, authorities disclosed the toll: Among the four killed were two officers, a rare case of police killed in the line of duty in Canada. Their names were not released.Authorities said one suspect was in custody and was being treated for serious injuries. The persons identity was not announced and no motive was disclosed. A news conference was planned for later Friday.Several other victims were being treated at a regional hospital, but there were no immediate details on the nature of their injuries or their conditions. Our hearts are broken by the murder of our two brave police officers,Ž Fredericton Mayor Mike OBrien said in a tweet.The entire province of New Brunswick had 11 homi-cides in 2016. In Fredericton, a city of about 60,000 resi-dents, people said they were stunned by the scene, which occurred as people were heading to work or dropping children at a day care center not far from the apartment complex where the shooting took place. This is the first time Ive even heard of any serious crime or violent crime in this city,Ž said Travis Hrubeniuk, whose fiancee had just left their home when the sirens began.Bill Henwood, a funeral director at York Funeral Home, whose business is located inside the cordoned off area on Brookside Drive, said people sat in their cars or were just standing near the blockade of police.Shooting in Canada leaves 4 deadPolice and RCMP of“ cers survey the area of a shooting Friday in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Fredericton police say two of“ cers were among four people who died in a shooting Friday in a residential area on the citys north side. One person was in custody, they said, and there was no further threat to the public. [KEITH MINCHIN/THE CANADIAN PRESS VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Lisa Mascaro and Mark ShermanThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Confir-mation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will begin the day after Labor Day, Republicans announced, sparking Demo-cratic objections that they are rushing the process with-out properly delving into his background.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday he hopes to have President Donald Trumps nominee confirmed to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy before the new court session begins Oct. 1.Were moving right along,Ž McConnell said during a radio interview in Kentucky ahead of the announcement. Hell get confirmed. It wont be a landslide, but hell get confirmed.ŽThe Judiciary Committee will hold up to four days of review, with Kavanaugh to begin facing questions on Day 2, Sept. 5, said committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grass-ley. Kavanaughs appearance will be followed by testimony from legal experts and people who know the judge.The White House, which is determined to have Kavanaugh confirmed before the November elections as Republicans aim to deliver on Trumps priorities, applauded the schedule announcement. But Democrats want access to more documents from Kava-naughs past as a judge and as an official in the George W. Bush administration.Grassley, R-Iowa, said theres plenty of timeŽ to review documents but now its time for Americans to hear directlyŽ from Kavanaugh.Hes a mainstream judge,Ž Grassley said. He has a record of judicial independence and applying the law as it is written.ŽSo far, the committee has made public Kavanaughs 17,000-page questionnaire and his more than 300 court cases as an appellate judge. The panel has additionally received 174,000 pages from his work for Bush in the White House counsels office and released 10,000 pages late Friday from his work on independent counsel Kenneth Starrs investigation of Presi-dent Bill Clinton. However, most of the records are being held on a committee confi-dentialŽ basis, with just 5,700 pages from his White House years released this week.GOP schedules Supreme Court hearingsPresident Donald Trumps Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, of“ ciates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta. [J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Jill Colvin and Jonathan LemireThe Associated PressBEDMINSTER, N.J. „ President Donald Trump is spending his summer vaca-tion at his golf club in New Jersey. Wait, dont call it vacation.ŽTrump, who is loath to admit to sleeping „ let alone taking time off „ has spent his week away mixing down-time and golf rounds with meetings and dinners, intent on projecting the image that hes been hard at work.Ensconced at his private club, hes surrounded by a clutch of unofficial Bedminster advisers, who have unusual levels of access to a president with the propensity for mixing business with leisure. Not that it was his idea to leave Washington anyway, he contends.Were renovating the White House, a long-term project and they approved it years ago. And I said, Well, I guess this would be a good place to be in the mean-time,Ž Trump told reporters invited to the property to document a roundtable dis-cussion on prison reform efforts Thursday.I miss it. I would like to be there,Ž he said of the White House, but this is a good way of doing it.ŽNo staffers had publicly mentioned the need for any rehabilitation work before Trumps departure, and the explanation effort underscores the presidents concern about public percep-tions as he approaches having spent 150 days of his presi-dency at his golf properties.Trump repeatedly blistered Barack Obama during the 2016 campaign for golfing, telling cheering sup-porters that as president hed be far too busy working for them.Im not gonna have time to go play golf,Ž he would shout. Does he actually play golf at Bedminster or at his better-known Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida? Yes, but its hard to say how much. The White House wont say, and reporters are barred from getting close enough to see.All presidents take vacations. Obama and his family spent time on Mar-thas Vineyard and in Hawaii. But Trump seems more sen-sitive about admitting it.Had a very good phone call with @EmmanuelMacron, President of France,Ž he tweeted Friday, describ-ing it as just one of many other calls and conversations,Ž including a dinner with Apples Tim Cook.Presidents getaway: Dont call it a vacationThe clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club is seen from the media van, Thursday in Bedminster, N.J. [CAROLYN KASTER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Will WeissertThe Associated PressDILLEY, Texas „ A little boy with closely cropped hair was sitting quietly and grinning when he suddenly sprang to his feet and tried to swipe a brownie off a nearby tray. He couldnt quite reach it, though, instead sending crumbs and napkins in all directions and eliciting happy squeals from two chil-dren nearby.Its a scene that could play out in elementary school cafeterias nationwide as youngsters prepare to head back to class. But inside the Dilley immigration lockup, its a glimpse of the epicen-ter of family immigration detention policies that the Trump administration has sought to tighten.Federal authorities on Thursday allowed reporters to tour the 50 -plus-acre compound thats holding 1,520 women and children ages 1 to 17, the nations largest such facility, in a remote corner of South Texas, about 70 miles south-west of San Antonio. Agency ground rules prevented reporters from interviewing immigrants being held at the facility.Another lockup in equally rural Karnes City, Texas, is housing 630 fathers and their sons, while a smaller detention center in Pennsylvania holds mothers and fathers and their children.Border arrest figures released Wednesday underscore the strain that families have put on the detention system, which has a maximum capacity of around 3,000. In July, fam-ilies accounted for 9,258 of the Border Patrols 31,303 arrests, or 29.5 percent. In June, they were 27.6 percent of total arrests.The Trump administra-tions zero toleranceŽ policy of criminally prosecuting immigrants crossing the border illegally led to fami-lies being separated before public outcry prompted a presidential executive order halting the practice in June. About 10 percent of families at Dilley were reunited after being separated, but arent showing signs of trauma that would set them apart from other families being held, said Daniel Bible, field office director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements San Antonio sector.What I think youre seeing out here is the typical interaction that these people have all day,Ž Bible said. We havent noticed that theres been any change.ŽMany families at Dilley are fleeing gang or drug vio-lence in their home countries, which are most frequently Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras. They are seeking U.S. asylum, a process that can take years, and argue that their lives could be in danger if they are deported.The facility receives about 110 new immigrants daily, most apprehended in Texas Rio Grande Valley. Dilley only accepts mothers with children and doesnt take people with criminal records.Women and girls ages 10 and older are given pregnancy tests upon arrival and every-one gets physicals, mental health and dental screenings and immunizations within two weeks. Posters featuring a long-nosed Pinocchio pro-claim in Spanish: The No. 1 rumor youve heard about vaccinations. Its not true,Ž a reference to some beliefs that immunizations can be harmful to children.Immigrants typically stay at Dilley around 15 days. A federal court decision prohibits the government from holding families in deten-tion for longer than 20 days, though some stay longer by choice while appealing if they fail initial interviews as part of their asylum cases. Michael Sheridan, an ICE contract officer representa-tive who led the tour, said most people at Dilley pass the initial screenings and are eventually released to live with relatives already in other parts of the U.S. With an annual operating budget of $156 million, Dilley is a series of low-slung compounds on what was once an encamp-ment for oil field workers.Lockup center of family immigration storyA boy eats at South Texas Family Residential Center on Thursday in Dilley, Texas. Currently housing 1,520 mothers and their children, about 10 percent are families who were temporarily separated and then reunited under a zero tolerance policyŽ that has since been reversed. [CHARLES REED/U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 5 | Saturday, August 11, 2018 A5By Stephen R. Groves and Morgan LeeThe Associated PressAMALIA, N.M. „ A property owner questioned Friday why authorities did not search a squalid New Mexico compound sooner for a missing boy, saying he told them in late spring that he had met the childs father at the site and that the man was wanted in Georgia for kidnapping his own son.While touring the ramshackle living quarters littered with ammunition, diesel cans, used diapers, household garbage and Qurans on his property, Jason Badger also said he believed he saw the searched-for boy by his fathers side in January, wearing a hooded jacket.Badger said in an interview that he learned through an online search this spring that Wahhaj was wanted in the disappearance of son Abdul-ghani Wahhaj and reported his earlier encounter to law enforcement authorities in New Mexico and Georgia „ and eventually to the FBI.Authorities did not search the compound for the severely disabled boy until last week in a raid that resulted in the arrest of Wahhaj and four other adults on child neglect charges after 11 other chil-dren were found at the compound.A second search on Monday uncovered a childs body that hasnt been positively identified by a state medical examiner, although Wahhajs father, also named Siraj Wahhaj, said this week that the body found is his grandson.If they knew about it, and then that kid died in that time frame, when they knew, somebody has to be held accountable,Ž Badger said.Taos County Sheriffs Department Steve Fullendorf spokesman downplayed Badgers criticism of the investigation, saying Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe did everything he could possible under the law and had to follow cer-tain restrictions.Mr. Badger doesnt have to adhere to those same restrictions,Ž Hogrefe said. He wants to have his 15 minutes of fame and thats fine.ŽHogrefe has said the FBI put the New Mexico compound under surveillance in recent months and took photographs, but he could not initially get a warrant to enter because collected did not show the boy or his father.That changed when a note was forwarded to Georgia authorities saying children inside the compound were starving, Hogrefe said.The missing boys grandfather, who leads a well-known mosque in New York, said his adult daughter, who was in the compound, sent the note to a man in Georgia. That man then notified the grandfa-ther, who said he contacted police.The five adults, includ-ing the imams two children and a second adult daugh-ter, have been charged with child abuse stemming from the alleged neglect of the 11 children found living in filth in the compound on the outskirts of tiny Amalia, New Mexico.Prosecutors also have accused them in court documents of training children to use firearms in preparation for future school shootings, although no charges have been filed in response to the accusation that came from a new foster parent of one of the 11 children removed from the compound.Refuse at the compound included live ammunition and training rounds with no real projectiles used to train people how to load and fire guns.The suspects are being jailed without bail in New Mexico and one of them, Lucas Morton, also faces a charge of harboring a felon. He is accused of refusing to tell authorities the younger Siraj Wahhajs location during the compound raid. Wahhaj eventually was found armed with multiple firearms, including an assault rifle, authori-ties said.Wahhajs son, Abdulghani, was 3 years old when he was abducted from his mother in December in Jonesboro, near Atlanta, authorities said. He has been described as having health problems that require constant attention because of a lack of oxygen and blood flow at birth. A warrant said the father at some point told his wife he wanted to per-form an exorcism on the boy, who suffers seizures and requires constant attention because of a lack of oxygen and blood flow at birth. The elder Wahhaj said he did not know anything about his son wanting to perform an exorcism on the boy. But he said his son and one of his daughters had become overly concernedŽ with the idea of people becom-ing possessed.Questions raised about timing of compound searchThis aerial image shows a remote outpost Thursday near Amalia, N.M. Three siblings and two other adults have been charged with child abuse stemming from the alleged neglect of 11 children found living on the squalid compound. All “ ve are being jailed without bail in New Mexico. [KARL BRENNAN/DRONEBASE VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Karen DeYoungThe Washington PostWASHINGTON The torture of a suspected al-Qaida terrorist, including waterboarding, is described in meticulous detail in newly-declassified cables that CIA Director Gina Haspel sent to agency headquarters in late 2002, when she headed a secret U.S. detention facility in Thailand.The suspect, Abd alRahim al-Nashiri, was believed to have been involved in planning the USS Cole bombing in Yemen in 2000, and the CIA was convinced that he knew about other attacks being planned.Nashiris treatment during interrogation forced nudity, shackling, being slammed against walls, being confined in a small box and mock executions, as well as waterboarding has been previously mentioned in broad terms in official reports, hearings, court cases and news reports.But many specifics about what happened to Nashiri during his several-week stay at the Thailand facility, while Haspel was briefly in charge, have not been made public. They are contained in 11 cables obtained under the Free-dom of Information Act by the National Security Archive, a private research institute, which plans to release them early Friday.CIA spokesman Timo-thy L. Barrett said the agency had no comment on the heavily redacted documents or their declassification.In dry, unemotional reports, the cables graphically describe interrogators often vio-lent attempts to glean information about possible future attacks against the United States from Nashiri, as he continued to say he had none.On the 12th day of his detention, one cable to the home office reported, interrogation escalated rapidly from subject being aggressively debriefed by interrogators . to multiple applications of the walling technique, and ultimately, multiple applications of the watering technique.ŽNashiri was one of three detainees in the period after Sept. 11, 2001, who was waterboarded by the CIA; the technique, long considered torture, was deemed lawful by the Justice Department at the time.Torture of suspect described in cables sent by HaspelPresident Trumps nominee for CIA chief, Gina Haspel, testi“ es before the Senate Intelligence Committee on May 9 in Washington, D.C. [MELINA MARA/THE WASHINGTON POST]


collusion.ŽKamenar also said a prosecutor with powers as broad as Muellers should be treated like a U.S. attorney and be subject to Senate confirmation.Theres been no authority, we say, that gives the Justice Department the power to appoint Mr. Mueller,Ž Kamenar told reporters outside the courthouse in Washington after Miller was held in contempt for refusing to appear before the grand jury.Kamenar asserted that Mueller has vastly more authority than any U.S. attor-ney, including the ability to indict foreign actors and bring cases in more than one jurisdiction.So our point is if the U.S. attorneys have to be approved by the United States Senate, so, too, should Mr. Mueller,Ž Kamenar said.Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel last year after Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped aside from the Russia investigation. A former U.S. senator, Sessions was one of Trumps earliest Senate backers and was involved in campaign operations. Sessions met several times with Russias ambassador to the U.S.Mueller has spent months investigating Russian meddling in the election and whether any Trump cam-paign aides had a hand in the foreign interference plot. A former FBI director, Mueller appears to be putting a focus on Stone, a political consultant and longtime informal adviser to Trump.watched in awe as firefighters faced down a storm of flames that descended toward her street in the city of Lake Elsinore.It looked like a tornado. The flames were just twirling and twirling,Ž she said. I thought, theres no way theyre saving my house. But somehow they did.ŽHundreds more firefighters joined the battle, bringing the total to 1,200. The so-called Holy Fire has chewed through 28 square miles of dense chap-arral and is only partially contained.Its one of nearly 20 blazes across the state, which is seeing earlier, longer and more destructive wildfire seasons because of drought, warmer weather attributed to climate change and home construction deeper into forests.Firefighters aided by cooler weather have made good progress against a blaze burn-ing for nearly a month near Yosemite National Park in the northern part of the state. The park was set to reopen Tues-day after a two-week closure, park spokesman Scott Gedi-man said Friday. Visitors should expect lim-ited hours and visitor services next week as the park returns to normal, he said. The blaze didnt reach the heart of the park and instead burned in remote areas, making roads inaccessible and polluting the area with smoke.The closure dealt a financial blow to Yosemite at the height of the summer season and caused upheaval for thousands of tourists whose summer trips were canceled.Officials also gained more control over two other major Northern California wild-fires, including the largest in recorded state history.In the south, Cleveland National Forest officials tweeted that the flames out-side Los Angeles were growing as fast as crews can build lines to contain them.We continue to actively engage, but cannot get ahead of the fire,Ž the statement said. A6 Saturday, August 11, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comPaul Kamenar, attorney for Andrew Miller, joined by Peter Flaherty, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, left, talks to reporters Friday after a federal judge found Miller in contempt for refusing to testify. [J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] CONTEMPTFrom Page A1 FIRESFrom Page A1That is not true, said Holly Meade, director of communications for Lib-erty Counsel. He is trying to make this about him,Ž Meade said. This is about Planet Fitness.ŽLiberty Counsel said Mrs. H initially thought Rice had made a mistake and told him he was in the wrong room. She waited for an hour to use the locker room, thinking Rice would leave. Instead, Rice was smirk-ing and using the excuse of putting on makeup in front of a mirror that provides a full view of women going into the showers, she said.I wasnt trying to pro-voke anyone,Ž Rice said.I dont put on makeup, but my wife does, and she doesnt take an hour to do it,Ž said Richard Mast, the attorney handling the case for Liberty Counsel.Planet Fitness issued a statement saying, Under our gender identity nondiscrimination policy, members and guests may use all gym facilities based on their sincere selfreported gender identity. Furthermore, all of our locker rooms include private changing areas for those that seek additional privacy.ŽThe gym has a no-judg-mentŽ policy.It is not judging to complain about a man in the womens locker room, Mast said.After failing to get the gym to make Rice leave the locker room, Mrs. H. left and was followed across the parking lot by Rice.I was just trying to get the license plate number so I could call 911,Ž Rice said.When police did come, they said it was a civil, not a police matter.I had a panic attack. I could not speak to them. I was sobbing hysterically. I was Baker-Acted and went to LifeStreams for three days,Ž Rice said.The event was disturbing for Mrs. H., too. Accord-ing to Liberty Counsel, she was once the victim of an attempted rape.I can empathize with that. I was a rape victim, too,Ž Rice said. But that doesnt give her the right to talk to anybody like that.ŽThis is not the only inci-dent with Mr. Rice known to Planet Fitness,Ž Mast wrote in a letter to Planet Fitness CEO Chris Rondeau. Another woman reported that he exposed his naked body to her in the womens locker room at this location. In another instance, he was involved in an argument with another woman over the uses of the tanning room. Misogynist, anti-woman harassment should have no place in Planet Fitness locations, and it violates Florida Law.ŽRice denied ever being nude in the locker room. He said the only time he took a shower he was wearing a bathing suit.I have been a full-time woman 100 percent of the time for three years. I dont have the hormones and I havent had the surgery. These things are not free. Its called transitioning for a reason,Ž Rice said.I get it that it might make somebody uncomfortable,Ž Rice said, but added that people cannot impose their perception onto someone else.Using a solitary locker room is not an option, Rice said.Im not going to be made into something subhuman. This is not the 1960s with white rest rooms and people deciding what water foun-tains you can use. This is 2018. Were not going anywhere.ŽPlanet Fitness just lost a similar case that went all the way to the Michigan Supreme Court.Yvette Cormier sued Planet Fitness claiming the company was in violation of Michigans consumer protection laws. Her membership was canceled because she warned others about seeing a man who claimed to be transgen-der,Ž in the womens locker room.Planet Fitness told her that it allows people to use the locker room that matches their identity.ŽA circuit court judge had dismissed her lawsuit in 2016, and an appeals court affirmed the judges ruling before the case went to the state supreme court, according to a press release posted on Liberty Counsels website.The plaintiff was already a member of the gym when she learned of the unwritten policy and was thus subject to a finan-cial penalty if she canceled her membership earlier than provided in the mem-bership agreement,Ž the majority opinion stated.Plaintiffs actions indicate that she strongly preferred a locker room and a restroom in which individuals who are assigned biologically male are not present, and it is thus reasonable to infer that defendants failure to inform plaintiff of the unwritten policy affected her decision to join the gym.ŽWe commend the Mich-igan Supreme Court in this decision against Planet Fit-ness which is endangering women by allowing men in the womens facilities and punishing those who object,Ž said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. FITNESSFrom Page A1above average,Ž Daly said. And weve had a lot of months like that.Ž The rain has been a boon to Central Florida's water supply. Weve seen a really nice increase in the Florida aquifer levels,Ž Daly said. All this rain and water might be a bad thing for your suntan but it is a good thing for our drinking water.Ž It's also kept mosquitoes at bay. Craig Scott, director of Mosquito and Aquatic Plant Management for Lake County, said rain not only affects mosquito populations, but varieties. We have 56 different types of mosquitoes here,Ž Scott said, adding that flood mosquitoes, a more aggressive variety, need a cycle of wet and dry ground to breed. Because of this, frequent rains may actually hold down the mosquito population and may be saving us from the peskier ones. If that area stays wet, then you have a smaller breeding area for those mosquitoes,Ž Scott said. It can help you or it can hurt you, and right now its helping us.Ž Farmers are also reaping the benefits of the rains. Lloyd Singleton, the Lake County Extension director, said many of Lake Countys commercial crops are grown in greenhouses, keeping them safe from harsh changes in weather. The rest, about 40 percent according to Singleton, are in outdoor nurseries. The only problem areas would be some areas of erosion,Ž Singleton said. That could restrict some traffic flow in the nurseries.Ž And on the topic of erosion, Singleton said that while its always possible, the risk is slim. Growing in Florida means being prepared for that risk. I think the rainfall, while its been a lot, there hasnt been a single excessive event,Ž Singleton said. RAINFrom Page A1 National Weather Service meteorologists say rainfall has been normal to slightly below normal in Lake County this summer. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE]

PAGE 7 | Saturday, August 11, 2018 A7HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 Here are two closely related topics for in-depth hearings when the Florida Legislature begins preparing for its post-election (thank goodness) 2019 annual session: The assessment test for the states Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program, and its impacts on both children and providers. The relatively new test has given state officials and VPK providers pause. When the Kindergarten Readiness assessment was first conducted last fall, 42 percent of providers failed to meet the minimum standard. According to the states benchmark, at least 60 percent of an early-learning centers pupils should pass the test when its administered to kindergartners. Statewide, 42 percent of VPK providers failed to meet the standard. Providers, operating in both the public and private sectors, are obviously concerned for at least two reasons: € Starting next year, they will face sanctions from the state if they dont meet the standard. € The pass/fail rates raise these questions: Are significant numbers of VPK providers, who receive state funds for (by and large) offering 180 days of education three hours a day, failing to adequately prepare pupils? Are there substantial problems with the testing regime? Or all of the above? The state Department of Education is responsible for overseeing the assessment program, and chose Star Early Literacy Assessment to conduct the test, which is computer-based. The test is administered to children when they arrive at kindergarten, rather than at the end of the VPK experience. There may be logistical reasons for conducting the test at a kindergarten site, but doing so has one potential disadvantage: Research shows, in clear and abundant terms, that many children experience a summer slideŽ „ backward, in the wrong direction „ if they finish school and are not intellectually stimulated until the early fall. The timing of the test is one issue for the Legislature to address, with input from both early-learning academics and educators on the front lines. Questions: Does a computer-based test place children from low-income households at a disadvantage? Yet another question: Does Floridas half-a-dayŽ VPK funding provide adequate time for preparation and offer working parents a practical, affordable level of day care for their children? Most important is the answer to this query: Why are there so many providers in the state below the minimum? The social, economic and personal values of highquality early learning are well established and cannot be overstated. If our schools are to improve their test scores and, by the states measure, the quality of their education, there has to be more emphasis and success at the VPK and kindergarten levels. As the Legislature and the Department of Education seek accountability „ which is important to VPK pupils and their families, high-quality providers and taxpayers „ these questions, neutrally posed, should be the topics of substantive hearings before and during the 2019 annual session.OUR OPINIONVPK test needs serious review ANOTHER OPINION Left-wing activists are too consumed with vicious hatred I am not a political novice, as both my husband and I were elected officials in another state for a total of 26 years before retiring and moving to Florida. I know what its like to be a hero to some and a villain to others, but we were never subject to violent hatred, the likes of which Im seeing today, perpetrated toward our duly elected president, his family, cabinet members and supporters. I love the term happy warriorsŽ because that is what we should be. The left-wing activists are so consumed with vicious hatred they are unable to enjoy the freedoms we have in this country and the progress President Trump has made to improve the lives of all Americans. There is absolutely nothing wrong with Americans putting America first. We are a diverse nation, enriched not only by those who were born here, but also by those who emigrated here legally and adopted our language, culture and laws. These are the happy people. Anger, hatred, rioting, attacks, mob rule and those promoting this type of vitriolic thinking and behavior, accomplish nothing and have given credence to the expression You Cant Fix Stupid.Ž Anyone who is incapable of having an intelligent, respectful conversation to express him or herself in a civilized manner is not worth listening to. Yes, President Trump punches back, which would not be necessary if those pseudo journalists and pitiful TV hosts, who obviously know nothing about how to run a country, would simply report accurately, good or bad, without bias. As for Hollywood, socialists, crooked politicians and leftwing agitators, if you cant say anything intelligent, youre better off keeping your ignorance to yourself. Perhaps we should all consider a quote from Robert Burns who died in 1796, which although in the vernacular of his time, is oh, so relevant today: O wad some Powr the giftie gie us. To see oursels as ithers see us.ŽKathleen Dziak, Leesburg Trump is chief executive of gaming the system An article on the front page of the Aug. 4 Daily Commercial triggered a memory of some recent events (Job Growth Complicates Immigration ReformŽ). While the buffoon in the Oval Office is taking all the credit for a 3.9 percent unemployment rate (matching an 18-year low set in May), Fox News (Yes, Fox News!) reported on July 6, 2018, that Donald Trump requested H-2B visas for 61 foreign workers, cooks and waiters to be hired at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. He has also sought to hire 14 foreign workers for cooking and serving positions at his golf club in Westchester County, N.Y., and for 23 such workers at The Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia. Cooks would earn $13.31 per hour, while servers would pull in $12.68. Apparently, Trump is asserting that he cannot find Americans to take these jobs. And no wonder! According to the federal government, the federal poverty level for 2018 shows an income for a family of four to be less than $25,100 annually. The cooks at Mar-a-Lago and elsewhere within the Trump domain barely exceed this level with an income of $27,665, while the servers also barely exceed it at $26,374 yearly. And, of course, they are only offered jobs from October to May at Mar-a-Lago, rather than being provided full-time positions. Do the math! Could any of us, especially those of us here in The Villages, support a family of four at these pay rates? I think not. Even for a family of two or three, it would be nearly impossible. As has so often been the case with Trump, he learned how to gameŽ the system early on and continues to do so. What a glorified doofus!!Daniel J. Andrews, The VillagesLETTERS TO THE EDITORTexas is producing more oil than ever this year, and experts think the volume will grow so much over the next few years, we will soon surpass the production of several OPEC countries. If Texas were a country (its not, we know, but stay with us), it would be among the top 10 oil producers in the world. And in the next year or so, Texas could be among the top five, surpassing Iran and Iraq. This data isnt just about bragging rights. The growth means that technology developed partly here in Texas is expanding the supply of a fuel that is crucial to modern human life and keeping the price of that fuel relatively steady. As the use of this technology spreads, it could mean independence and greater freedom for some regions of the world. By technology, we mean the combination of fracking and horizontal drilling that caused a natural gas boom in the Barnett Shale of North Texas, and then an oil boom in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, and now has reignited the Permian Basin in West Texas. The Permian Basin growth alone is huge; IHS Markit forecasts oil production in the West Texas field will hit 5.4 million barrels per day by 2023, more than any OPEC country besides Saudi Arabia. Total production for all of Texas this year has been about 4 million barrels per day. IHS expects Texas production will hit the 2023 forecast due to 41,000 new wells and $308 billion in investment. That forecast assumes an oil price of $60 a barrel; the West Texas Intermediate price has traded this summer in a band of around $65 to $75 a barrel. This production growth is confirmation that fracking and horizontal drilling technology arent just profitable in boom times, when oil hits $100 a barrel, but also when oil prices are tame. Texas production grew during the last couple of years, too, when oil prices were lower. Friends, this is nothing short of a global revolution. The global balance of power is shifting thanks to fracking. The U.S. doesnt have to depend on OPEC countries, for oil supply or to keep oil prices steady. And we dont have to be entirely energy independent to achieve this freedom from undue influence from the worlds oil regimes. In other parts of the world where fracking is possible for example, Europe regions could also cut their fealty to major oil-producing countries, such as Russia. Thats to the good, even if oil comes with an environmental trade-off. We are not among those who protest new oil supply because of it, though we do believe Americans can be mindful of their oil usage. One way to buy greater energy independence is to be more efficient with energy usage (and tap renewable sources when possible). In developing countries, affordable oil can help lift living standards, possibly putting cleaner technology within reach. And we can better trust that West Texas drillers follow U.S. environmental regulations than producers in other, less environmentally minded countries. This is where the Railroad Commission of Texas has great responsibility. The commission, which regulates the oil and gas industry, must keep this oil boom alive by ensuring the public can trust oil companies. We are relying on regulators to set firm and fair rules that protect people and nature. There are many ways to turn a boom into a bust, and public concern about safety is one. From the Dallas Morning News.ANOTHER OPINIONOil is booming again in Texas, and the implications could be vast OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 This data isnt just about bragging rights. The growth means that technoloy developed partly here in Texas is expanding the supply of a fuel that is crucial to modern human life and keeping the price of that fuel relatively steady. As the use of this technoloy spreads, it could mean independence and greater freedom for some regions of the world.


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PAGE 9 | Saturday, August 11, 2018 B1 SALUTETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 CHAT WITH A VETERAN Town: Clermont Branch of service and rank: Navy, “ re controlman 3rd class, World War II Enlisted or drafted? I was drafted the day after I got out of high school. What did you do in the service? I was in “ re control in the Paci“ c theater. Why was it important? Id get the zero aircraft in my sight, then Id adjust for altitude and air speed and Id pull the trigger. What is your most important memory from service? We were in a convoy, the third ” eet, and the Japs came and was trying to bomb as many of them as possible. I hit two of them. Also, I was in Nagasaki, where the bomb was dropped after Hiroshima. It was absolute total destruction with 70,000 people there. Its embedded in my memory. What did you like least about service? I was in the Vella Gulf. I said, Where do we sleep?Ž We had bunks. I was the “ fth bunk up. I had to get a ladder. What do you want people to understand about war? Dont have them. I dont want the U.S. to have another war. But if it ever gets to a point that the militia calls, do whatever you can do to protect the United States.Donald Tracy TODAYSTEAK NIGHT AND BAKE SALE: At 4 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Guests must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail. com or go to DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Saturday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to BUFFET: From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. With biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs and pancakes. Cost is $6.50. Free to “ rst responders with ID and kids under 6. Call 352-483-3327. WINGS AND KARAOKE: At 2 p.m. every Sunday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail. com or go to ELECTRONIC BOWLING: At 3 p.m. every Sunday at American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. $1 per game. Non-members must be signed in by member. Call 352-787-2338.MONDAYAUXILIARY MEETING: At 6 p.m. the second Monday of every month at John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St. in Fruitland Park. Call 352-7872338 for information. CARE PACKAGES FOR TROOPS: From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Drop off and label care package for our troops.Ž Call 352-430-4355 or email CHICKEN WINGS, PIZZA AND CORNHOLE: At 5 p.m. every Monday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992. org.CALENDARSee CALENDAR, B4Show of hands, fellow troopers: Who among us is overdue for a hearing test? No? Really? Let's try this again. Show of hands from veterans' spouses and other family members: Do you know someone real close to you who is overdue for a hearing test? That's what I thought. Well, warrior, if you've got a DD-214, that means you probably rate a freebie … and it came when you raised your right hand and swore "to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic." Whether you served in peace or war (or both), those guns, aircraft and other world-class noisemakers that were once a daily part of your life may well have left their mark; and Uncle Sam made a written commitment to take care of any serviceconnected ailments on your behalf. A deal's a deal. If you have not yet enrolled with the VA, that's step one. Both Lake and Sumter counties have VSOs (Veteran Services Officers), and any local American Legion, VFW, AmVets or DAV post can also steer you in the right direction. The VA, or Department of Veterans Affairs, is the world's largest purchaser of hearing aids, and their buy-in-bulk status helps alleviate the cost of the devices, which are running $3,000 and up. Way up. There is generally no cost to the individual veteran. Former members of the Armed Forces residing in the Daily Commercial reading area have an advantage: the VA Clinics in Tavares and The Villages offer onsite testing for, and fitting of, quality hearing aids. Trying to practice what I preach, I'll be seeing Dr. Ronald Kelley at The Villages next week. I am scheduled to walk out with a new hearing aid nestled in each ear. I could not have been more impressed with the strikingly obvious level of knowledge and professionalism from both the good doctor (a former Navy corpsman, by the way) and Joe Deveaux, who handles appointments along with the occasional help of the inimitable Robin Bishop.LZ LAKEHAWKNeed a set of hearing aids? Uncle Sams good for it K e i t h O l i v e r Keith Oliver Sergeant searches for precious leadership potential in Marine recruitsBy Keith OliverCorrespondentLEESBURG „ From the time Marine Sgt. Luis Rivera walks out the front door of his Tavares home in the early morning darkness and makes the short drive to the Marine Corps recruiting office in Leesburg, his trained and steady eye is already look-ing for something intangible.Potential,Ž the former high school football star and current workout junkie states emphatically.Looks can be deceiving,Ž says the nine-year Leatherneck.Battles are won, missions are accomplished, degrees are earned and solid families are raised by young people who have fire in the belly … and that trait is not always readily apparent.ŽThe husband and father of two knows. And he is keenly aware that joining the Marines is serious business. His uncle, medically retired Sgt. Robert Rivera, USMC, was wounded in the Oct. 23, 1983 Marine barracks bomb-ing that claimed the lives of 241 servicemen.Rivera, a 27-year old native of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, joined the Corps in 2009 to better myself and put some distance between me and some of the people I was hanging with at the time.ŽLike most Marines recruited from the East Coast, his journey began at the iso-lated salt marshes of Parris Island, South Carolina. He then learned muddy-boots infantry tactics and motor transport skills at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina before posting to an overseas tour in Japan.But one duty station in par-ticular „ the historic Marine Barracks 8th and I in Washington, D.C. „ was a major turning point for Rivera. Thats where I met nowretired Master Sgt. William J. Dixon,Ž he says, smiling.The Top was, and is, my favorite Marine leader. He patiently taught me, by example, the art of leadership,Ž Rivera says, especially the aspect of how each person is different and, if you are the leader, it is your mission in life to find and draw out that hidden potential in him or her.ŽHe was the point man for Marine Corps funerals at Arlington National Cemetery,Ž explained Rivera. So the troops who worked for him got to see what tact and diplomacy looks like. The way he related to young Marine couples who had lost a child, or with U.S. senators and com-mandants of the Marine Corps and even presidents, well, we watched and we learned.And he took time for us, too,Ž said Rivera. Man, did he ever!ŽDixon, reached in Bethesda, Maryland where he now serves on the staff of one of metropolitan Washington areas largest funeral homes, was not surprisedŽ to learn that his former charge was assigned to recruiting duty.Sergeant Rivera is an outstanding Marine (who) possesses a great wealth of knowledge gained by listen-ing, learning and applying,Ž said Dixon. Luis is a family man with great values,Ž his old boss added. He sets the stan-dard for his peers and junior Marines to emulate.ŽMining for goldHELP US OUT Do you know a present or former member of the U.S. Armed Forces who should be featured in the Daily Commercials Saturday Salute section? Contact Keith Oliver via Sgt. Luis Rivera, seen here are at the Marine Corps Recruiting Of“ ce in Leesburg, says he looks for hidden potential in young men and women. Battles are won, missions are accomplished, degrees are earned and solid families are raised by young people who have “ re in the belly „ and that trait is not always readily apparent,Ž he says. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Sgt. Luis Rivera calls Marine Master Sgt. William Dixon, left, his favorite Marine, saying he taught him the art of leadership and especially the aspect of how each person is different and, if you are the leader, it is your mission in life to “ nd and draw out that hidden potential in him or her.Ž [SUBMITTED] See OLIVER, B4


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PAGE 11 | Saturday, August 11, 2018 B3 FAITHTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comHow grand is the Grand Canyon? Try describing it. Words fail to express its grandeur and enormity. We visited the canyon in 1982. Though my memory fades, visions of the canyon and our trip remain etched there. We drove along the south rim and stopped at several overlooks. Each one seemed even more magnificent than the one wed just seen. Colors seemed to constantly change depending upon the whims of the sun and the light it cast. Mere numbers also do little to convey the canyons splendor. But they are worth noting. The majestic gorge carved by the Colorado River is 217 miles long. It is more than a mile deep in some places and varies from four to 18 miles across. Amazing, magnificent, mind-blowing, incredible, staggering, astounding, overwhelming, awe-inspiring, breathtaking, spectacular „ the words describing this natural wonder seem limitless. We also viewed another of our countrys amazing natural wonders on that trip … the Grand Teton Mountain Range. The razor-sharp peaks glistened with snow as we approached from the west, and I dreaded the thought of traversing that range to reach Yellowstone National Park. Fortunately, we didnt. Our route took us north of this 40-or-somile-long mountain range. And as we left Yellowstone we were east of this magnificent mountain range. It was so impressive we had to pull over to ponder what we saw. It wasnt the first time I was awed by the Tetons. Viewing it from an airplane was really something. Thats when you can appreciate the way is so abruptly rises from the surrounding country. Its like a huge block of granite just grew there. Five peaks stand more than 12,000 feet tall, with Grand Teton, the largest peak, rising 13,766 feet above sea level. Two objects, one a giant hole in the ground, and the other a giant rock rising miles into the sky, portray to me the greatness and grandeur of their Creator. Consider the power used to erode millions of tons of dirt. Try to imagine the tremendous amount of thrust that pushed the Tetons upward. Its almost beyond comprehension. Want to hear something even more incomprehensible? Gods greatness and power isnt best revealed in these things. Quite the opposite. Gods greatness is better displayed in weakness … yours and mine. I stumbled across this thought while reading Max Lucados Grace for the Moment.Ž He was talking about Gods faithfulness. His point was that God is faithful even when we arent. What a great God. Its not what we do. Its what He did. In fact, He did it while we were at our worst. Thats what Paul tells us in Romans 5:6-8: You see, at just the REFLECTIONSGods greatness re ected in nature, our weakness Rick ReedSee REED, B4Rebuilding mosques priority for devout on quake-hit LombokBy Andi JatmikoAssociated PressTANJUNG, Indonesia „ On Indonesia's earthquake-devastated Lombok island, people are reeling as they mourn more than 300 dead and sleep in makeshift shelters, but foremost in the minds of some is rebuilding the collapsed mosques that were the heart of their communities.Dozens of villagers in Tanjung district prayed in a field Friday in front of their former mosque and made plans for a replacement."We are very sad because our mosque we loved very much is now destroyed," said Sunarto, a worshipper, holding back tears. "Our imam, who is our leader, also died in the mosque."The magnitude 7.0 quake on Sunday killed at least 321 people and damaged or destroyed nearly 68,000 homes. Some 270,000 people are homeless or oth-erwise displaced.It also upended daily reli-gious life, with 15 mosques collapsing and 50 musholla or prayer rooms damaged.Like most of Indonesia, Lombok is majority Muslim. A minority on the island practice Hinduism, a legacy of its historical domination by Hindu Balinese kingdoms.Sunarto, who uses one name, said hearing the call to prayer and being observant will help villagers rebuild from the disaster."Our mission in our meet-ing with villagers is to talk about how we are going to build a temporary mosque so that the voice of Quranic verse will continue to rever-berate in our village," he said.Lombok was hit by three big quakes in little more than a week. A magnitude 5.9 aftershock on Thursday injured more than two dozen people, damaged buildings and caused a landslide that buried four people. On July 29, the first of the quakes killed 16 people.A field hospital in Tanjung, one of the hard-hit districts in north Lombok, was still treating patients Friday because hospitals are dam-aged or overwhelmed.Medic Ainun Kharima said head injuries caused by col-lapsing buildings were a big cause of deaths."Many patients here have broken bones and we handle it as much as pos-sible because the hospital is damaged, impossible to do surgery and treat patients with severe injuries," she said.Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because of its location on the "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. In December 2004, a massive magnitude 9.1 earthquake off Sumatra trig-gered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries.Heart of the communityVillagers attend Muslim prayer in front of the damage buildings in North Lombok, Indonesia, on Friday. The north of Lombok was devastated by the powerful quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people [AP PHOTO/FIRDIA LISN AWATI] A man weeps as he prays during Muslim Friday prayers in North Lombok, Indonesia. [AP PHOTO/FIRDIA LISN AWATI] Rebuilding mosques priority for devout on quake-hit LombokTODAYSOZO KIDS BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVENT: From 9 a.m. to noon at Ocklawaha Bridge Baptist Church, 14100 State Road 40 in Silver Springs. Call 850-766-0049. PAWS OF PRAISE: At 9:30 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday at Bark Park, 6085 County Road 44 in Wildwood. Community gathering for humans and canine companions. Contact Michael Beck at 352-203-7258. SHABBAT SERVICES: At 10 a.m. every Saturday at Chabad House Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Call 352-330-4466 or go to SUPPORT GROUP: From 3 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at First Presbyterian Eustis, 117 S. Center St. To help people face challenges and rebuild their lives. Go to fpceustis. com.MONDAYREAL MEN OF JESUS: From 6 to 9 p.m. the second Monday the month at The Cross Mount Dora, 18800 U.S. Highway 441. Service projects throughout the year. Email jgranger@ OUR FATHER'S HANDS CRAFT GROUP: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Most items created are donated to charity. Call 352728-0004 for information. TOASTMASTERS MEETING: From 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at Clermont Seventh-day Adventist Church, 498 W. Montrose St. Call 352-234-6495.TUESDAYLADIES PRECEPT BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-2599305 for information. LADIES TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Fairway Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-2599305 for information.WEDNESDAYESSENTIAL TREMOR SUPPORT GROUP: At 2 p.m. at St. Timothy Ministry Building, 1351 Paige Place in Lady Lake. Learn methods of coping. Details: 571-0088 or LADIES BIBLE STUDY: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday at New Life Baptist Church, 35300 Radio Road in Leesburg. Call 352-728-0004 for information. GRIEFSHARE: From 2 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 8 at Fairway Christian Church Room C/D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. For all who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Call 352-259-9305 for information. YOGA THERAPY CHURCH: At 11 a.m. every Wednesday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. Amrit Yoga Therapy and Christian Scripture. Call 352-203-7258. WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDIES: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. MEN'S BIBLE STUDY: From 8 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. LADIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms A-B, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information.THURSDAYLADIES THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at Fairway Christian Church Classrooms C-D, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-2599305 for information.FRIDAYCHRISTIAN BREAKFAST CLUB: At 8:30 a.m. every Friday at Bloom's Baking House and Restaurant, 610 W. Main St. in downtown Leesburg. Interdenominational and all welcome. Call Dan or Lynda Rushing at 352-530-2518. SHEAR LOVE SOUL SALON: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Friday at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 300 Mason St. With Pastor and cosmetologist Krista Olson. Wash hair beforehand and bring Bible. Call 352-203-7258.SUNDAY, AUG. 19SUMMER SING-A-LONG: From CALENDAR See RELIGION, B4


B4 Saturday, August 11, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com6 to 7 p.m. in the Worship Center at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 for information. BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP: At 10 a.m. the “ rst and third Sunday of the month at the home of Joe Tassell, Pastor of Mercy Church in Mount Dora. Go to mercychurch” .org.MONDAY, AUG. 20CROHNS AND COLITIS SUPPORT GROUP: From 7 to 9:30 p.m. every third Monday of odd-numbered months at New Life Presbyterian Church, 201 La Vista St. in Fruitland Park. Call 248-840-7805.TUESDAY, AUG. 21COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING: At 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Trinity Lutheran Church, 17330 US Highway 27 in Summer“ eld. Nonpro“ t organization that provides support for families grieving from the death of a child. Central Florida Chapter. Email for information.SUNDAY, AUG. 26SHOFAR FACTORY: At 1 p.m. at the Chabad House, 13030 County Road 103 in Oxford. Ring in the Jewish New Year in style. RSVP required at, AUG. 29LOSS OF A SPOUSE SEMINAR: From 2 to 4 p.m. at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305.TUESDAY, SEPT. 4LADIES TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: From 9 to 11 a.m. in Classroom C-D at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Studying Twelve Women of the BibleŽ by Lysa TerKuerst. Go to RELIGIONFrom Page B3 TUESDAYBINGO: At 1:01 p.m. every Tuesday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to TACO TUESDAY: At 5 p.m. every Tuesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email or go to VETERANS MEETING: At 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the grand hall at American Legion Post 347, 699 W. Lady Lake Blvd in Lady Lake. Call 352-461-1690. BINGO: From 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Sign in at the door. Connect with members and see what the post is all about. Call 352-323-8750, and ask for an AMVET of“ cer or auxiliary of“ cer. WACKY WEDNESDAY: From 4 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to LEGION POST 330 MEETING: At 7 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at Mid-Florida Lakes, 200 Forest Drive in Leesburg. Call 352-217-2757.FRIDAYLITE BITES AND MEAT SHOOTS: At 5 p.m. every third Friday at John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St. in Fruitland Park. Light supper, bake sale and fun game of meat shoots. Call 352-787-2338 for information. DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Friday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to FRIDAY FISH FRY: From 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non-members must sign in with a sponsor. Wear red to honor those deployed. Call Post Commander or Vice at 352-323-8750, email or go to, AUG. 18HOAGIE NIGHT: At 4 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail. com or go to VETERANS MEETING: At 2 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at the Silver Oaks Room Saddlebrook Recreation Center, 3010 Saddlebrook Lane in The Villages. Korean War and Service Veterans Chapter 169. For all veterans who served in Korea. Call 352-748-7009.SUNDAY, AUG. 19BAKE SALE FOR CHARITY: From 1 to 7 p.m. the third Sunday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Check time before heading over. Call 352-323-8750, email veteransinfoandevents@gmail. comor go to, AUG. 22VETERANS MEETING: At 2 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Leesburg Senior Center, 1211 Penn St. Korean War & Service Veterans Chapter 169. Call 352-748-7009.THURSDAY, AUG. 23FUN GAME SHOOTS: At 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday at Amvets Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non members must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750 for information.SATURDAY, AUG. 25SPAGHETTI DINNER: At 5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Guests must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750 or go to, SEPT. 1MONTHLY MEETING: At 2 p.m. the “ rst Saturday of each month at Leesburg Airport Administration Building, 8807 Airport Blvd. Sunshine State Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force. Call Jake at 678-590-6600.THURSDAY, SEPT. 6COAST GUARD AUXILIARY „ FLOTILLA 43 MEETING: At 7 p.m. the “ rst Thursday of the month at Mid-Florida Lakes MHP, 200 Forest Drive in Leesburg. Promote recreational boating safety while receiving specialized training and making new friends. Call 407-761-8764 or email CALENDARFrom Page B1And what do our regions civilian providers think about your getting hearings aids for free?Ž You might be surprised to know that they actually applaud the notion. It is a privilege to help our military veterans,Ž said Jerry D. Mishler of the Florida Medical Hearing Center on Eustis David Walker Drive. And thats how the overwhelming majority of my colleagues in the profession feel. After all, we are talking about one of our nations earned benefits,Ž Mishler added. And it is often a very, very hard-earned benefit. It is an honor, frankly, to particularly be of help to a Korean War vet or to one of the few remaining WWII servicemen and women. And certainly Vietnam,Ž he said. And Iraq. And Afghanistan.Ž Most area hearing centers will routinely give any veteran a comprehensive courtesy check of his or her hearing,Ž Mishler said. And we are also happy to test their hearing aids, especially to see how well they sync with an individuals current level of hearing loss.Ž Keith Oliver is a veteran of nearly 30 years Marine Corps service. Contact him at LZLakehawk@gmail. com. Listen to the LZ LAKEHAWK radio version Friday mornings at 8:30 on the Ron Bisson Morning Show at AM790 WLBE. OLIVERFrom Page B1right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.Ž At the end of the chapter, Paul said that where sin increased, grace increased all the more. Its not about what we do. God cant love us any more than He already does. And He cant do any more to prove it. I cant do anything to earn His love. But his love demands that I give Him my life. His love should spur me on toward love and good deeds, not to be saved but because I am saved. Theres a huge difference. As the old song goes, Grace will lead us home.Ž I remember being filled with such awe while viewing the Grand Canyon and the Grand Tetons. I couldnt help but feel the awesomeness and power of God. But for a better reminder of Gods greatness, just look in the mirror. He loves us in all our weakness. To me, thats pretty grand. Rick Reed is a columnist for the Daily Commercial. Email him at REEDFrom Page B3

PAGE 13 | Saturday, August 11, 2018 C1 SPORTS AUTO RACING | C4NASCARS NEW CHIEF NOT SAYING VERY MUCH Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Robbie AndreuGatehouse MediaGAINESVILLE „ Ohio State transfer Trevon Grimes has a chance to bring an element to the Florida passing game that has been missing for quite some time now.That would be a big, strong, fast wide receiver who can stretch the field and go up and make plays over shorter defensive backs.Tre is a big-body receiver,Ž junior wide receiver Freddie Swain said. He will go up top and go get it.ŽThats what you do when youre 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds. You use your size advantage to get up and win those 50-50 battles for the football.In the case of Grimes, though, hes more than just a big receiver. Hes also fast, he has sure hands, and hes showing in preseason camp that he has the ability to make plays all over the field „ in the flats, over the middle and deep.Hes going to be a great receiver this season,Ž Ole Miss transfer wide receiver Van Jefferson said.Wide receiver coach Billy Gonzales big priority with Grimes right now is making sure he plays like a big receiver.He doesnt want Grimes to be like a smaller receiver „ shifty and quick. He wants him to play like a big, strong and fast receiver, which is what he is.We talked about this in the offseason. When he first got here, no (he didnt play big),Ž Gonzales said. You see those videos of guys with great footwork and theyre moving their feet around, which is awesome, fantas-tic. But theres different guys with different attributes.If youre a big guy, I want you to play big. Hes strong. Play big and strong. Play fast. I dont need all the quickness. I want you to play physical, big, strong and exert your force on the defensive backs.ŽGrimes was not doing that when he first arrived from Ohio State in January.After tearing an ACL in October of his senior year at Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, the five-star recruit got off to a slow start with the Buckeyes in his true freshman season last fall, seeing only limited playing time (two games) and catching just three passes.At the end of last season, Grimes made the decision to transfer to Florida to be closer to his family, which has been dealing with a health issue.When he got here, he didnt exactly fit the description of a big wide receiver. But he has evolved into one over the past seven months UF to use Grimes size to create mismatchesSee GATORS, C4Players emphasize reasons for anthem demonstrationsBy Rob MaaddiThe Associated PressPHILADELPHIA „ While the NFL continues discussions with the players union regard-ing a national anthem policy, players who demonstrate are emphasizing they are protesting social injustice, racial inequality and systematic oppression.They are not against the country, military, flag or The Star-Spangled BannerŽ itself.President Donald Trump wants players to find another way to protestŽ and contended most of them are unable to defineŽ what theyre demon-strating against.Players, however, have made clear their position numerous times.I think part of the problem is that when you continue the rhetoric that this is controversial or this is somehow a negative thing, people treat it as such,Ž Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said after resuming his demonstra-tion before Thursday nights game. But weve seen in other leagues when theyve decided to amplify the voices of their players to also emphasize the importance of the issues that were raising, and change the narrative away from the anthem, that not only is it more acceptable, the fan base gets educated on what were talking about, and we can actually make some movement.ŽJenkins stopped his demonstration last season after the NFL committed $90 million over the next seven years to social justice causes in a three-segment plan that involves league players. Jenkins and a few teammates wore a T-shirt before the game that read on the front: More than 60 percent of prison popu-lations are people of color.Ž On the back, it said: Nearly 5,000 kids are in adult prisons and jails. #SchoolsNotPrisons.ŽThe league and the NFLPA have yet to announce a policy for this season regarding dem-onstrations during the anthem after the league initially ordered everyone to stand on the side-line when the anthem is played, or remain in the locker room.League spokesman Brian McCarthy declined comment Friday and reiterated his state-ment Thursday night, saying constructiveŽ discussions are ongoing with the union.I understand that its a busi-ness and you want to protect NFL players continue protestsMiami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right “ st during the singing of the national anthem before a preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday in Miami Gardens. [AP PHOTO/WILFREDO LEE] See NFL, C4 By Joedy McCrearyThe Associated PressDuke freshman R.J. Barrett „ who starred at Montverde Academy last season „ is ready for his homecoming games „ and his college career hasnt even formally begun yet.The native of Canada figures to be the center of attention when the Blue Devils play three exhibition games north of the border, beginning next week in Barretts hometown outside Toronto and also near Montreal.Barrett says its very surrealŽ that his debut in a Duke uniform will come in his hometown of Mississauga, Ontario, where the Blue Devils will play twice.While there are plenty of potential distractions for the Barrett ready for homecoming on Duke tripSee DUKE, C4By Doug FergusonAssociated PressST. LOUIS „ Gary Woodland followed up a great start with a round good enough to get him in the record book Friday at the PGA Championship. On a record day of scoring, it only gave him a one-shot lead.And with more rain that pounded Bellerive and wiped out golf for the rest of the after-noon, Woodland wasnt even sure he would be leading.Woodland had a 4-under 66 and set the PGA Championship record with a 36-hole score of 130. That was only enough for a one-shot lead over Kevin Kisner, one of three players who came to the final hole with a shot at becoming the first to post a 62 in the PGA.Kisner, playing in the same group as Woodland, came up short of the green at No. 9 and made bogey for a 64.Just ahead of them, two-time U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka narrowly missed a 20-foot birdie putt at No. 9. He had to settle for being the 15th player in PGA Championship history to shoot a 63.And then Charl Schwartzel made it 16 players with his eight-birdie round of 63.They key is to get the ball in the fairway and attack from there,Ž Woodland said.Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler and the late starters Friday had the same idea and were on the same track until the sky darkened, thunder rumbled and storms arrived to stop play for two hours, until it rained so much the PGA called it a day.The second round was to resume at 7 a.m. local time Saturday, and the third round „ weather permitting „ was to start 30 minutes after the con-clusion of the second round, with threesomes starting on both sides.No one from the afternoon side of the draw finished more than 12 holes. Woods made three birdies in five holes and was seven shots behind. Fowler overcame an early bogey with three birdies through 10 holes. He was at 7 under, three shots behind Woodland with eight holes to play.Guys definitely took advan-tage of that this morning,Ž Fowler said during the rain delay. A few of us are trying to jump on that train and take advantage of it this afternoon.ŽBellerive really had no defense.Two rounds of 63s. Another at 64. Six rounds of 65. And that was only half of the 156-man field.The golf course is gettable,Ž Woodland said. If you drive the golf ball in play, the greens were rolling a little bit better today. I think well see some putts go in.ŽThey were going in for just about everybody.Woodlands 36-hole score broke the PGA record by one shot, most recently set by Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb at Baltusrol. It also tied the 36-hole record for all majors, matching Jordan Spieth at the 2015 Masters, Martin Kaymer at the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehu-rst No. 2 and Brandt Snedeker (Royal Lytham & St. Annes in 2012) and Nick Faldo (Muirfield in 1992) at the British Open.Koepka ran off three straight birdies after he made the turn and came to the par-5 ninth at 7 under for the round. He hit his approach 20 feet above the hole and didnt know a record was at stake „ until after he missed.I was just trying to make the thing, and I really thought I made it,Ž Koepka said. My caddie said something walking off. I didnt even think of it. Ive been so in the zone, you dont know where you are.ŽKoepka was at 8-under 132, two shots behind.Dustin Johnson, the worlds No. 1 player, had a 66 and joined Schwartzel and Thomas Pieters (66) at 133.Woodland and Kisner played in the same group, and they Major scoringGary Woodland reacts after missing a putt on the “ fth green during the second round of the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club on Friday in St. Louis. [AP PHOTO/JEFF ROBERSON] See PGA, C4


C2 Saturday, August 11, 2018 | SCOREBOARD AUTO RACING NASCAR „ Consumers Energy 400 Lineup Fridays qualifying; race SundayAt Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Mich.Car number in parentheses1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 202.794 mph. 2. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 202.731. 3. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 202.100. 4. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 201.805. 5. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 201.748. 6. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 201.658. 7. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 201.421. 8. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 201.309. 9. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 201.230. 10. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 201.185. 11. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 200.524. 12. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 200.033. 13. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 200.842. 14. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 200.814. 15. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 200.574. 16. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 200.267. 17. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 200.072. 18. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 199.590. 19. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 199.496. 20. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 199.231. 21. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 199.077. 22. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 197.721. 23. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 197.596. 24. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 197.439. 25. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 197.352. 26. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 197.298. 27. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 197.298. 28. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 197.287. 29. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 196.512. 30. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 196.383. 31. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 195.567. 32. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 193.533. 33. (51) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 191.744. 34. (99) Gray Gaulding, Chevrolet, 190.446. 35. (15) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 189.663. 36. (7) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 188.344. 37. (66) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, 185.648. 38. (96) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Toyota, 184.054. 39. (23) Blake Jones, Toyota, 182.315. 40. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 0.000. GOLF PGA TOURPGA CHAMPIONSHIPFridays leaders at Bellerive Country Club St. Louis Purse: TBA ($10.5 million in 2017). Yardage: 7,316; Par: 70 (35-35)Partial Second RoundGary Woodland 64-66„130 -10 Kevin Kisner 67-64„131 -9 Brooks Koepka 69-63„132 -8 Dustin Johnson 67-66„133 -7 Charl Schwartzel 70-63„133 -7 Thomas Pieters 67-66„133 -7 Brandon Stone 66-68„134 -6 Adam Scott 70-65„135 -5 Francesco Molinari 68-67„135 -5 Patrick Cantlay 68-67„135 -5 Jon Rahm 68-67„135 -5 Jason Kokrak 68-67„135 -5 Emiliano Grillo 69-67„136 -4 Justin Rose 67-69„136 -4 Zach Johnson 66-70„136 -4 Matt Wallace 71-66„137 -3 Jordan Spieth 71-66„137 -3 Andrew Putnam 68-69„137 -3 Tyrrell Hatton 71-67„138 -2 Thorbjrn Olesen 70-68„138 -2 Daniel Berger 73-65„138 -2 Mike Lorenzo-Vera 73-65„138 -2 Andrew Landry 73-65„138 -2 Chris Kirk 68-70„138 -2 Russell Henley 74-65„139 -1 Tommy Fleetwood 69-70„139 -1 Satoshi Kodaira 71-68„139 -1 Marc Leishman 68-71„139 -1 Brice Garnett 71-68„139 -1 Kevin Na 70-69„139 -1 Chez Reavie 71-68„139 -1 Russell Knox 71-68„139 -1 Joaquin Niemann 68-71„139 -1 Chris Stroud 69-70„139 -1 Kevin Chappell 69-71„140 E Nick Watney 75-65„140 E Ted Potter, Jr. 74-66„140 E Adrian Otaegui 73-67„140 E Seungsu Han 74-66„140 E Ben Kern 71-69„140 E Luke List 71-70„141 +1 Kyle Stanley 68-73„141 +1 Matt Kuchar 71-70„141 +1 Sergio Garcia 70-71„141 +1 Brendan Steele 73-68„141 +1 Whee Kim 75-67„142 +2 Alex Noren 71-71„142 +2 Shaun Micheel 73-69„142 +2 Bill Haas 72-70„142 +2 Justin Harding 72-70„142 +2 John Daly 73-70„143 +3 Patrick Reed 72-71„143 +3 Charley Hoffman 72-71„143 +3 Anirban Lahiri 70-73„143 +3 Beau Hossler 73-71„144 +4 Chris Wood 70-74„144 +4 Paul Broadhurst 74-70„144 +4 Jason Dufner 72-72„144 +4 Aaron Wise 76-68„144 +4 Ryuko Tokimatsu 73-71„144 +4 Kelly Kraft 71-74„145 +5 Zach J. Johnson 76-69„145 +5 Ryan Vermeer 73-73„146 +6 Danny Balin 72-75„147 +7 Matt Dobyns 76-71„147 +7 Y.E. Yang 73-74„147 +7 Chesson Hadley 75-73„148 +8 Bubba Watson 70-78„148 +8 Paul Casey 75-73„148 +8 Omar Uresti 75-73„148 +8 Matthew Borchert 74-74„148 +8 Si Woo Kim 72-77„149 +9 Marty Jertson 76-74„150 +10 Michael Kim 73-77„150 +10 Brian Smock 79-71„150 +10 Johan Kok 78-73„151 +11 Jaysen Hansen 76-75„151 +11 Jorge Campillo 78-74„152 +12Leaderboard at time of suspended play Golfer Score Thru Gary Woodland -10 F Kevin Kisner -9 F Brooks Keopka -8 F Dustin Johnson -7 F Charl Schwartzel -7 F Thomas Pieters -7 F Rickie Fowler -7 10 Brandon Stone -6 FEUROPEAN TOUREUROPEAN GOLF TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPSAt PGA Centenary Course, Gleneagles, Scotland Purse: $635,000. Yardage: 6,624; Par: 72Wednesdays 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&4Thursdays 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&4Fridays Four-Ball Match Play Group ASweden 2, def. Britain 1, 3&2 Spain 2, def. Sweden 1, 3&2, Spain 2 advanced to semi“ nalsGroup BIreland, def. Britain 2, 4&3 Britain 3, def. Italy 2, 1 up, Italy 2 advanced to semi“ nalsGroup CDenmark, def. Spain 1, 4&3, Spain 1 advanced to semi“ nals Portugal, def. Poland, 5&3Group DItaly 1, def. Belgium, 4&3 Iceland, def. Norway, 2 up, Iceland advanced to semi“ nalsWomen Group ABritain 1, def. Belgium 4&2, Britain 1 advanced to semi“ nals Germany 2, def. Spain, 1 upGroup BSweden 2, def. France 1, 4&3 France 2, def. Germany 1, 1 up, France 2 advanced to semi“ nalsGroup CBritain 3, halved Finland, Britain 3 advanced to semi“ nals Iceland, halved AustriaGroup DSweden 3, def. Britain 2, 2 up, Sweden 3 advanced to semi“ nals Norway, def. Sweden 1, 2&1U.S.G.A.U.S. WOMENS AMATEURThursdays leaders at The Golf Club of Tennessee, Kingston Springs, Tenn. Yardage: 6,275; Par: 71Round of 32Lucy Li, Redwood Shores, Calif. (133) def. Alice Duan, Reno, Nev. (141), 7 and 5 Ya Chun Chang, Taiwan (139) def. Brooke Seay, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (139), 2 and 1 Bailey Tardy, Peachtree Corners, Ga. (138) def. Yealimi Noh, Concord, Calif. (142), 23 holes Kristen Gillman, Austin, Texas (140) def. Janet Mao, Johns Creek, Ga. (138), 3 and 2 Jaclyn Lee, Canada (136) def. Patty Tavatanakit, Thailand (140), 5 and 4 Elizabeth Wang, San Marino, Calif. (139) def. Megan Scho“ ll, Monticello, Fla. (143), 5 and 4 Emilee Hoffman, Folsom, Calif. (141) def. Isabella Fierro, Mexico (144), 1 up Kaylee Benton, Litch“ eld Park, Ariz. (139) def. Madison Caldwell, Milton, Ga. (143), 4 and 3 Lauren Stephenson, Lexington, S.C. (141) def. Selin Hyun, South Korea (133), 5 and 4 Yuka Saso, Philippines (143) def. Haley Moore, Escondido, Calif. (142), 3 and 2 Lauren Greenlief, Ashburn, Va. (137) def. Alyaa Abdulghany, Newport Beach, Calif. (140), 4 and 3 Annabell Fuller, England (140) def. Elizabeth Moon, Forrest City, Ark. (138), 1 up Jiwon Jeon, South Korea (141) def. Olivia Mehaffey, Northern Ireland (135), 2 and 1 Sierra Brooks, Lake Mary, Fla. (139) def. Bianca Pagdanganan, Philippines (138), 5 and 3 Beatrice Wallin, Sweden (141) def. Suzuka Yamaguchi, Japan (136), 1 up Gurleen Kaur, Houston, Texas (142) def. Dylan Kim, Sachse, Texas (138), 1 upRound of 16Lucy Li, Redwood Shores, Calif. (133) def. Ya Chun Chang, Taiwan (139), 2 and 1 Kristen Gillman, Austin, Texas (140) def. Bailey Tardy, Peachtree Corners, Ga. (138), 5 and 4 Jaclyn Lee, Canada (136) def. Elizabeth Wang, San Marino, Calif. (139), 20 holes Kaylee Benton, Litch“ eld Park, Ariz. (139) def. Emilee Hoffman, Folsom, Calif. (141), 3 and 2 Lauren Stephenson, Lexington, S.C. (141) def. Yuka Saso, Philippines (143), 1 up Lauren Greenlief, Ashburn, Va. (137) def. Annabell Fuller, England (140), 19 holes Jiwon Jeon, South Korea (141) def. Sierra Brooks, Lake Mary, Fla. (139), 2 up Gurleen Kaur, Houston, Texas (142) def. Beatrice Wallin, Sweden (141), 2 and 1WEB.COM TOURELLIE MAE CLASSICThursdays leaders at TPC Stonebrae, Hayward, Calif. Purse: $600,000. Yardage: 7,024; Par: 70 (35-35)First RoundAdam Long 29-34„63 Seth Reeves 32-31„63 Samuel Del Val 31-32„63 Bio Kim 31-33„64 Josh Teater 31-33„64 Sebastian Cappelen 32-32„64 Donald Constable 31-33„64 Matt Harmon 32-32„64 Trevor Cone 31-33„64 Alex Prugh 30-34„64 Nick Hardy 30-34„64 Conner Godsey 32-33„65 Rico Hoey 34-31„65 Brian Campbell 30-35„65 Ryan Brehm 30-35„65 Brandon Hagy 34-31„65 Bhavik Patel 34-31„65 Edward Loar 33-32„65 Michael Buttacavoli 30-35„65 Nick Rousey 32-34„66 Tag Ridings 33-33„66 Sean Kelly 33-33„66 Mark Baldwin 33-33„66 Daniel Mazziotta 34-32„66 Dawie van der Walt 31-35„66 Chris Thompson 33-33„66 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 32-34„66 Cameron Davis 34-32„66 Hank Lebioda 35-31„66 Chris Baker 33-33„66 Garrett Osborn 32-34„66 Cyril Bouniol 34-33„67 Andrew Novak 34-33„67 Billy Kennerly 34-33„67 Kramer Hickok 33-34„67 Joseph Bramlett 33-34„67 Joey Garber 34-33„67 Dalan Re“ oglu 32-35„67 Brian Richey 32-35„67 Carlos Ortiz 35-32„67 Lee McCoy 35-32„67 Armando Favela 34-33„67 Nate Lashley 33-34„67 Jonathan Hodge 33-34„67 Vince Covello 33-34„67 Dicky Pride 35-32„67 Brandon Crick 35-32„67 Doc Redman 34-33„67 Ben Taylor 35-33„68 Curtis Luck 33-35„68 Jamie Arnold 35-33„68 Alex Kang 31-37„68 Stuart Macdonald 34-34„68 Jordan Niebrugge 35-33„68 Frank Lickliter II 34-34„68 Patrick Newcomb 34-34„68 Max Homa 33-35„68 Vince India 33-35„68 Cameron Champ 33-35„68 Jason Gore 33-35„68 Jim Knous 35-33„68 John Chin 33-35„68 Jared Wolfe 35-33„68 Seth Fair 30-38„68 Nelson Ledesma 33-35„68 Maverick McNealy 34-34„68 Daniel Chopra 33-35„68 Brett Viboch 34-34„68 Spencer Levin 35-34„69 Rick Lamb 34-35„69 Max Rottluff 33-36„69 Michael Hebert 32-37„69 Brady Schnell 37-32„69 Steven Alker 33-36„69 Mike Weir 33-36„69 Albin Choi 34-35„69 Matt Ryan 35-34„69 Curtis Thompson 32-37„69 Bryan Bigley 34-35„69 Andres Gonzales 37-32„69 Taylor Montgomery 33-36„69 Martin Trainer 36-33„69 Henrik Norlander 33-36„69 Max Marsico 36-33„69 Chip Lynn 34-35„69 Augusto Nez 32-37„69 Steven Ihm 35-34„69 Tom Whitney 34-35„69 Robby Shelton 32-37„69 Gustavo Morantes 34-35„69 Taylor Moore 37-33„70 Jimmy Gunn 35-35„70 Jimmy Stanger 37-33„70 Sepp Straka 35-35„70 Adam Webb 35-35„70 Brad Brunner 33-37„70 J.T. Grif“ n 38-32„70 Derek Ernst 33-37„70 Richard H. Lee 35-35„70 Scott Pinckney 36-34„70 Eric Axley 34-36„70 Kevin Dougherty 36-34„70 Taylor Funk 35-35„70 Bobby Wyatt 37-33„70 Kurt Kitayama 34-36„70 Michael Weaver 37-34„71 Mito Pereira 34-37„71 Max McGreevy 36-35„71 Seann Harlingten 34-37„71 Kyle Reifers 36-35„71 Brock Mackenzie 35-36„71 Matt Williams 36-35„71 Stephen Curry 33-38„71 Jhared Hack 35-36„71 Wes Roach 35-36„71 Rafael Campos 37-34„71 Roland Thatcher 36-35„71 D.H. Lee 32-39„71 Casey Wittenberg 36-35„71 Erik Compton 38-33„71 Connor Arendell 35-36„71 Brandon Matthews 35-37„72 Ken Looper 35-37„72 Rhein Gibson 35-37„72 Peter Tomasulo 37-35„72 Julin Etulain 38-34„72 Jin Park 35-37„72 Michael Putnam 37-35„72 Kyle Jones 35-37„72 Justin Lower 33-39„72 Carlos Sainz Jr 35-37„72 Brian Davis 38-35„73 Fernando Mechereffe 38-35„73 Jos Toledo 37-36„73 William Kropp 37-36„73 Luke Guthrie 33-40„73 Mike Van Sickle 39-34„73 Bo Hoag 34-39„73 Tim Wilkinson 36-37„73 Patrick Sullivan 37-37„74 Rodolfo Cazaubn 38-36„74 Johnny Ruiz 36-38„74 Brett Drewitt 36-38„74 Oscar Fraustro 36-38„74 Marcelo Rozo 38-36„74 Gerardo Ruiz 40-35„75 Mark Blake“ eld 38-37„75 Kevin Lucas 37-38„75 Grant Leaver 37-39„76 Doug Letson 39-37„76 Zecheng Dou 42-35„77 Chad Ramey 38-39„77 Shane Bertsch 41-37„78 Ryan Grauman 39-40„79 PRO FOOTBALL NFL PRESEASONAll times EasternAMERICAN CONFERENCEEAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 1 0 0 1.000 26 17 Miami 0 1 0 .000 24 26 Buffalo 0 1 0 .000 23 28 N.Y. Jets 0 0 0 .000 0 0 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 1 0 0 1.000 17 10 Indianapolis 1 0 0 1.000 19 17 Jacksonville 0 1 0 .000 20 24 Tennessee 0 1 0 .000 17 31 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Baltimore 2 0 0 1.000 50 23 Pittsburgh 1 0 0 1.000 31 14 Cleveland 1 0 0 1.000 20 10 Cincinnati 1 0 0 1.000 30 27 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Kansas City 0 1 0 .000 10 17 Denver 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 1 0 .000 21 24 N.Y. Giants 0 1 0 .000 10 20 Washington 0 1 0 .000 17 26 Philadelphia 0 1 0 .000 14 31 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Carolina 1 0 0 1.000 28 23 New Orleans 1 0 0 1.000 24 20 Tampa Bay 1 0 0 1.000 26 24 Atlanta 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Green Bay 1 0 0 1.000 31 17 Chicago 0 2 0 .000 43 47 Detroit 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Minnesota 0 0 0 .000 0 0 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA San Francisco 1 0 0 1.000 24 21 Seattle 0 1 0 .000 17 19 L.A. Rams 0 1 0 .000 7 33 Arizona 0 0 0 .000 0 0WEEK 1 Thursdays GamesNew Orleans 24, Jacksonville 20 Pittsburgh 31, Philadelphia 14 Carolina 28, Buffalo 23 Cleveland 20, N.Y. Giants 10 Tampa Bay 26, Miami 24 Cincinnati 30, Chicago 27 New England 26, Washington 17 Baltimore 33, L.A. Rams 7 Green Bay 31, Tennessee 17 Houston 17, Kansas City 10 Indianapolis 19, Seattle 17 San Francisco 24, Dallas 21Fridays GamesAtlanta at N.Y. Jets, late Detroit at Oakland, lateSaturdays GamesMinnesota at Denver, 9 p.m. L.A. Chargers at Arizona, 10 p.m.WEEK 2 Thursday, Aug. 16Philadelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Washington, 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 8 p.m.Friday, Aug. 17N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 7 p.m. Kansas City at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Miami at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Arizona at New Orleans, 8 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 18Jacksonville at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Rams, 4 p.m. Cincinnati at Dallas, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Tennessee, 8 p.m. San Francisco at Houston, 8 p.m. Chicago at Denver, 9:05 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Chargers, 10 p.m.Monday, Aug. 20Baltimore at Indianapolis, 8 p.m. 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 tieTodays GamesHouston at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m. New York Red Bulls at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 9 p.m. Montreal at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. Minnesota United at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10:30 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m. Vancouver at Portland, 11 p.m.Sundays GamesNew York City FC at Toronto FC, 4 p.m. Orlando City at D.C. United, 8 p.m. FC Dallas at Seattle, 10 p.m.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.U.S. OPEN CUP All times Eastern SEMIFINALS Wednesdays GamesPhiladelphia Union (MLS) 3, Chicago Fire (MLS) 0 Houston Dynamo (MLS) 3, Los Angeles FC (MLS) 3, Houston advances 7-6 on penalty kicksCHAMPIONSHIP Wednesday, Sept. 26Philadelphia Union (MLS) at Houston Dynamo (MLS), TBANATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 15 1 4 49 43 15 Seattle 9 4 6 33 22 15 Orlando 8 6 6 30 29 28 Portland 8 6 5 29 30 24 Chicago 7 4 7 28 26 22 Utah 7 6 7 28 17 19 Houston 6 8 5 23 23 30 Washington 2 14 4 10 11 28 Sky Blue FC 0 13 4 4 14 34 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Fridays GameNorth Carolina at Chicago, lateTodays GamesSeattle at Utah, 3:30 p.m. Houston at Sky Blue FC, 7 p.m. Portland at Orlando, 7:30 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. 15Chicago at Seattle, 10:30 p.m.Friday, Aug. 17 ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -128 Washington +118 Arizona -138 at Cincinnati +128 at Atlanta -105 Milwaukee -105 at Miami -105 New York -105 Los Angeles -121 at Colorado +111 Philadelphia -188 at San Diego +173 at San Francisco Off Pittsburgh OffAmerican Leagueat New York -222 Texas +202 at Toronto Off Tampa Bay Off Minnesota -133 at Detroit +123 at Baltimore Off Boston Off at Baltimore Off Boston OFF Cleveland -235 at Chicago +215 at Houston -195 Seattle +180 at Los Angeles Off Oakland OffInterleagueSt. Louis -151 at Kansas City +141NFL PRESEASON TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Denver 1 Pk 34 Minnesota at Arizona 2 2 36 L.A. ChargersUpdated Odds Available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueLOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Placed OF Mike Trout on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Monday, Aug. 6. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Activated RHP Fernando Rodney. Designated RHP Chris Hatcher for assignment. Assigned LHP Jeremy Bleich outright to Nashville (PCL).National LeagueCHICAGO CUBS „ Signed LHP Jorge De La Rosa. Transferred RHP Yu Darvish to the 60-day DL. Optioned LHP Randy Rosario to Iowa (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Acquired 1B Justin Bour and cash from Miami for LHP McKenzie Mills.Midwest LeagueQUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS „ Announced INF Alfredo Angarita was transferred to Fresno (PCL).American AssociationCLEBURNE RAILROADERS „ Signed C Paul Ludden.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Activated LHP Jake Fisher. Placed RHP John Brownell on the inactive list.Can-Am LeagueNEW JERSEY JACKALS „ Signed RHP Ricky Schafer. TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES „ Signed RHP Isaac Gil and LHP Trey Robledo.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueARIZONA CARDINALS „ Signed CB Tim Scott to a one-year contract. CINCINNATI BENGALS „ Waived OT Austin Fleer and HB Ray Lawry.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueDETROIT RED WINGS „ Re-signed C Dylan Larkin to a “ ve-year contract.COLLEGESDISTRICT COLUMBIA „ Announced womens basketball F Patricia Albert and C Alexis Taylor have tranferred from Coppin State and G Etalyia Vogt has transferred from Towson. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE „ Named Alex Moore womens assistant basketball coach. SAN FRANCISCO „ Named Pat McCurry cross country and track and “ eld coach. TENNESSEE „ Signed womens basketball coach Holly Warlick to a three-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season. BOXING SCHEDULEAug. 11At Avalon Theater, Hollywood, Calif., Jesus Rojas vs. Joseph Diaz, Jr., 12, for Rojas WBA World featherweight title.Aug. 16At Tokyo, Ryosuke Iwasa vs. T.J. Doheny, 12, for Iwasas 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 Framptons WBO interim featherweight title; Cristofer Rosales vs. Paddy Barnes, 12, for Rosales WBC ” 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 Harts NABF super middleweight title.Aug. 25At Gila River Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (ESPN), Raymundo Beltran vs. Jose Pedraza, 12, for Beltrans WBO lightweight title; Isaac Dogboe vs. Hidenori Otake, 12, for Dogboes 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; Yordenis Ugas vs. Cesar Barrionuevo, 10, welterweights; Adam Kownacki vs. Charles Martin, 10, heavyweights.Sept. 14At Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. (ESPN), Jose Ramirez vs. Antonio Orozco, 12, for Ramirezs WBC junior welterweight title.Sept. 15At T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas (PPV), Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez, 12, for Golovkins WBC and WBA middleweight titles.Sept. 22At Wembley Stadium, London, Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin, 12, for Joshuas IBF/ WBA/WBO heavyweight title.Sept. 29At Cologne, Germany, Manuel Charr vs. Fres Oquendo, 12, for Charrs WBA World heavyweight title. HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVAUTO RACING 8:30 a.m. CNBC „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Consumers Energy 400, practice, at Brooklyn, Mich. 9:30 a.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, Corrigan Oil 200, qualifying, at Brooklyn, Mich. 1 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, Corrigan Oil 200, at Brooklyn, Mich. 3 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Mid-Ohio Challenge, at Lexington, Ohio BASEBALL 11 a.m. ESPN „ Little League, Midwest Regional, “ nal, at West“ eld, Ind 1 p.m. ESPN „ Little League, New England Regional, “ nal, at Bristol, Conn. 3 p.m. ESPN „ Little League, Northwest Regional, “ nal, at San Bernadino, Calif. 5 p.m. ESPN „ Little League, Great Lakes Regional, “ nal, at West“ eld, Ind. 7 p.m. ESPN „ Little League, Mid-Atlantic Regional, “ nal, at Bristol, Conn. 9 p.m. ESPN „ Little League, West Regional, “ nal, at San Bernadino, Calif. BASKETBALL 1 p.m. FOX „ Jr. NBA World Championship: U.S. Boys Tournament, “ rst semi“ nal, at Kissimmee, Fla. 2 p.m. FOX „ Jr. NBA World Championship: U.S. B oys Tournament, second semi“ nal, at Kissimmee, Fla. 3:30 p.m. FOX „ Jr. NBA World Championship: International Girls Tournament, championship, at Kissimmee, Fla. 4:30 p.m. FOX „ Jr. NBA World Championship: U.S. Girls Tournament, championship, at Kissimmee, Fla. 7 p.m. SEC „ Big Blue Bahamas Tour, Kentucky vs. Mega Bemax, at Nassau, Bahamas 7:30 p.m. FOX „ Jr. NBA World Championship: International Boys Tournament, championship, at Kissimmee, Fla. 8:30 p.m. FOX „ Jr. NBA World Championship: U.S. Boys Tournament, championship, at Kissimmee, Fla. CYCLING 4 p.m. FS2 „ Tour of Utah, Stage 5, from Canyons Village to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Utah GOLF 10 a.m. FS2 „ USGA, U.S. Womens Amateur Championship, semi“ nal matches, at Kingston Springs, Tenn. 11 a.m. TNT „ PGA of America, PGA Championship, third round, at St. Louis 2 p.m. CBS „ PGA of America, PGA Championship, third round, at St. Louis HORSE RACING 6 p.m. NBCSN „ Breeders Cup Challenge Series, Arlington Million and Beverly D. Stakes, at Arlington Heights, Ill. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB „ Texas at N.Y. Yankees 4 p.m. FS1 „ Washington at Chicago Cubs SUN „ Tampa Bay at Toronto 7 p.m. FS1 „ Milwaukee at Atlanta FS-Florida „ N.Y. Mets at Miami 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Oakland at L.A. Angels OR Philadelphia at San Diego (games joined in progress) MOTOR SPORTS 3 p.m. NBC „ AMA, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series, Unadilla National (450 Moto 2 Class), at New Berlin, N.Y. 7:30 p.m. NBCSN „ AMA, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series, Unadilla National (250 Moto 2 Class), at New Berlin, N.Y. (same-day tape) NFL FOOTBALL 9 p.m. NFL „ Preseason, Minnesota at Denver SOCCER 7:30 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Newcastle United vs. Tottenham 10 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Hudders“ eld Town vs. Chelsea 12:30 p.m. NBC „ Premier League, Wolverhampton vs. Everton 3 p.m. ESPNEWS „ International Champions Cup, Atletico Madrid vs. Internazionale, at Andalusia, Spain 3:30 p.m. LIFE NWSL, Seattle at Utah SWIMMING 4 p.m. NBC „ Pan Paci“ c Championships, at Tokyo (same-day tape) TENNIS 1 p.m. ESPN2 „ WTA Tour & U.S. Open Series, Rogers Cup, “ rst semi“ nal, at Montreal 3 p.m. ESPN2 „ ATP World Tour & U.S. Open Series, Rogers Cup, “ rst semi“ nal, at Toronto 6 p.m. ESPN2 „ WTA Tour & U.S. Open Series, Rogers Cup, second semi“ nal, at Montreal 8 p.m. ESPN2 „ ATP World Tour & U.S. Open Series, Rogers Cup, second semi“ nal, at Toronto WNBA BASKETBALL 2 p.m. NBA „ Dallas at Atlanta

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C4 Saturday, August 11, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comthanks to his work in Nick Savages strength and conditioning program.The transformation of his body, thats the biggest thing,Ž Gonzales said. Coach Savage has done a great job of transforming his body and understanding he didnt really have a full year going through a program and putting forth all the work effort. And learning how to work.Hes done a great job. Hes done a fantastic job for us right now. Hes making some catches on the perimeter. Hes got great length and great size. Its something that will definitely be a value to us this year.ŽGrimes not only has great size, hes got speed to go with it. He showed in the spring, and is showing now in camp, that he is one of the Gators best deep threats, maybe the best.There are times that Grimes is even lining up in the slot, a position usually manned by smaller, quicker receivers.Thats the Gonzales plan for Grimes. Have him play big „ and fast.I dont want you to do anything with footwork,Ž Gonzales said. We want what we call a speed release. Everything I want with you is the speed release that you get in the habit of coming off the ball.Hes got good speed, now. He can run by people. If you sit back and say hes just a big receiver, hes got good speed and he can run by you.ŽWhen Grimes decided to leave Ohio State last December, he could have transferred to Miami or another school closer to home. But he chose Florida because Dan Mullens spread offense is similar to Urban Meyers, and with the new coaching staff, he felt hed be starting fresh just like everyone else on the UF roster.Grimes said he made the right choice.I love this program,Ž he said. Ive been here for seven months now, and I love everything about it. Im excited to be here.I feel like I can contribute right away with being able to stretch the field. We have a lot of great receivers like Tyrie Cleveland and Van Jefferson. I feel like all of us bring a different thing to the game plan, but I feel like I can stretch the field the best and get down the field.ŽPlay big and fast. Thats the plan for Grimes. GATORSFrom Page C1Florida wide receiver Trevon Grimes spent last season at Ohio State, catching three passes for 20 yards. Hell get much more of a workload in Gainesville this season. [LAUREN BACHO/GATEHOUSE MEDIA] your bottom line and all of that, but at the end of the day, I think the smartest thing right now is to not have a rule and provide a better option,Ž Jenkins said.Teammate Chris Long showed his support for Jenkins, as he did last season, by putting his arm around him.Malcolm is taking action and he can always sleep good at night know-ing that hes not being a fraud,Ž Long said. Hes (demonstrating) and hes working in the community, like a lot of these guys are doing.ŽIn Miami, Dolphins receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson kneeled behind teammates lined up standing along the side-line. Defensive end Robert Quinn stood and raised his right fist. If you continue to mis-interpret what were doing, reach out to me, take a look at my website, take a look at my Twitter, all my social media platforms,Ž Stills said. I think youll get a better idea of why were doing what were doing and maybe you can come to the other side and start supporting us.ŽStills said it would take a lotŽ for him to stop protesting.A good first step for us as a league would be acknowledging what theyre doing to Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid,Ž Stills said. You cant say as a league you support the players and their protests and then blackball the players who initially started the protests. To come to the drawing board and talk about solutions, we need to start there as a league, and then we can start drawing up other solutions to some of these other problems.ŽKaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, began the movement in 2016 and was joined by teammate Eric Reid. Both are unemployed „ Kaepernick didnt play last season, either „ and have pending collusion grievances against the NFL.Kaepernick tweeted sup-port for Stills and Wilson.Wilson said he feels more free to express himself with the Dolphins than he did with the Kansas City Chiefs, but didnt elaborate.You get a lot of backlash for doing this,Ž Wilson said. Nobody wants to bring the negative attention to themselves, but when you have a platform like this and youre able to speak on cer-tain situations, you want to do that. Were not harming anybody.Ž Writing on Twitter from his New Jersey golf resort, Trump said Friday players make a fortune doing what they love,Ž and those who refuse to stand proudlyŽ for the anthem should be suspended without pay.Quinn had a powerful message for critics.Its not a protest. Its an awareness,Ž he said. I think protest segregates this country. The awareness were trying to raise „ this country preaches freedom and unity. Thats all Im trying to do. If you believe in something, no matter the consequences you stand by it. I want heaven here on Earth. I believe we preach too much negativity throughout this whole world. I think the message that needs to be spread is peace, love and happiness.Hearing the slander that were protesting the flag, thats not it. Its not a protest. Its no disrespect to any servicemen or women out there. They salute with their hand over their heart, I hold my fist up. How can you look at that any differ-ent? That salute is just as meaningful to them as my fist in the air.Ž NFLFrom Page C1 top-rated recruit, Barrett says his new teammates will keep him focused. Barrett is the centerpiece of the nations consensus No. 1 recruiting class.Its not hard for me, because we have a lot of guys on the team „ they keep me grounded, they keep me going,Ž Barrett said Friday. Everybody has something on their plate, so everybody just helps out.ŽThe trip was scheduled in part as a team-building exercise to help a roster packed with the next wave of star freshmen blending with a core of returning players. All five starters are gone from a team that began last season at No. 1 and ended it with an overtime loss to Kansas in the Elite Eight.Two of those freshmen wont play due to injuries, but will travel with the team, coach Mike Krzyzewski said. Guard Tre Jones has a hip injury while Cameron Reddish is dealing with a strained groin, he said.The main thing is, its not so much the practice strategy, its to get to know our team „ and its not just the freshmen, its the upperclassmen, how much theyve improved since the end of the season,Ž Krzyzewski said. Weve done a lot of watching and weve been teaching individually, and then collectively, and then to use this time for individual growth and that will give us a better idea of what well start doing in September. ... This is all a learning thing and a teambuilding thing.ŽItll also give Barrett a chance to show off in front of the home folks.Barrett, who attended schools in Canada before transferring to Montverde Academy for his senior year of high school, says his French is pretty goodŽ but a little rusty.Ž He played for the Canadian national team this summer, and grew up watching his godfather, Steve Nash, as well as Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins, who he says kind of paved the way for us young guys in Canada.ŽHe will play against Ryerson on Wednesday and the University of Toronto two days later. The Blue Devils also will play McGill on Aug. 19 just outside Montreal.We havent really been together for that long, so its a different kind of competition,Ž Barrett said. Itll definitely be a challenge.Ž DUKEFrom Page C1 offered a great example that Bellerive is accommodating to just about any game. Woodland is among the most powerful players in golf. Kisner is not. He relies more on a clean hit with his irons and a great short game.The course is so soft „ not so much from Tuesdays rain, but the extreme heat that requires more water on the turf „ that every flag is accessible provided players find the ample fairways.Greens are receptive, so my 4-iron stops as quick as his 7-iron,Ž Kisner said. If they were firm, I dont think I would have a chance with the way the greens are situated and the places theyre putting the flags. But being receptive, thats my only hope.ŽSpieth still has hope in his second try at a career Grand Slam. Spieth didnt get under par for the tournament until his seventh hole Friday „ the par-3 16th hole „ and he managed to do enough right for a 66 to get within seven shots of the lead.Spieth has battled with his game all year, and his confidence isnt at its peak. Its the nature of the course that makes him feel he has a farther climb than the seven shots that sepa-rate him from Woodland.A little frustrated at this place in general,Ž Spieth said. This course would be phenomenal „ and probably is phenomenal „ if its not play-ing soft. You get away with more. You dont have to be as precise. ... Personally, I would prefer more difficult and firmer, faster conditions on the greens. Having said that, I would have shot a much higher score yesterday.ŽWoods was 3 over through seven holes of this champion-ship, and he is 6 under over his next 18 holes and appeared to be gaining momentum. Along with his three birdies, he saved par from a bunker on the par-3 sixth hole from about 18 feet.Defending champion Justin Thomas made one birdie and no doubt felt like he was losing ground. He was only 2 under. Rory McIlroy opened with seven straight pars, and then he belted a drive 359 yards on the par-5 eighth hole when the rain arrived.Midway through the afternoon round, the cut was projected to be even par. Woodland, even with the lowest 36-hole score in 60 years of stroke play at the PGA Championship, still had a long way to go. In conditions like Bellerive, no lead was safe.I feel safe because I feel safe where my game is,Ž Woodland said. Im not too worried with what anyone else is doing out there.Ž PGAFrom Page C1By Larry LageThe Associated PressBROOKLYN, Mich. „ Jim France seems to be choosing to stay in the shadows, declining to let the public hear from him as the interim chairman and CEO of NASCAR.France is not expected to be available for interviews as NASCR prepares to run its first race, at Michigan International Speedway, since chairman Brian France took an indefinite leave from the company his family owns. Brian France was arrested on charges of driving while intoxi-cated and criminal possession of oxycodone Sunday night in New Yorks Hamptons. His uncle, Jim, was picked the next day to take over on an interim basis. He was vice chairman and execu-tive vice president of NASCAR.It is not the news, or the moves, the series wanted as it struggles to cope with drop-ping attendance, TV ratings and major sponsorship deals.And, it might be a long wait if anyone is hoping Jim France, who is quiet even behind the scenes, will become face and voice of the sport.I just hope that whoever is in that position takes it serious and does a good job with it because there are so many people in this industry that want to see it succeed,Ž said Kyle Larson, who drives the No. 42 Chevrolet. I hope this is a good step to have a good change for us and get some good momentum back for our series.ŽBrian France is the grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. and replaced his father, Bill France Jr., as head of NASCAR 15 years ago.Now, its Jim Frances turn to take the wheel.And, the relatively few people who know the Vietnam veteran well are expressing full confi-dence in his ability to lead during a potentially pivotal time for the series.Jim France has worked for the family business since 1959, serving in a slew of roles. He founded Grand-AM in 1999 and help to orchestrate a merger with American Le Mans Series to form IMSA in 2014. He was also a key player in NASCARs purchase of ARCA.Weve known Jim France since the 1970s and hes given respect when he walks in a room,Ž said Len Wood, co-owner of the No. 21 Ford. Hes earned respect. Hes always been the quiet guy in the back-ground that did way more than you knew. Hes the kind of jeans-and-flannel guy, who you can bounce ideas off of anytime.We have the utmost confi-dence in him.Ž Rick Hendrick does, too.Hes going to be awesome in that role,Ž the team owner said an interview on Sirius. Ive watched what hes done with IMSA and how hes brought all these differ-ent manufactures to the table and how that sport has grown with the 24 hour and every-thing else.A lot of people dont know Jim because he never has been out front a lot, but there is a great leader and a great racer and NASCAR is in awesome hands.ŽHendrick, meanwhile, is hoping Brian France gets the help he needs to come back.Brian France is a good friend, a great guy,Ž Hendrick said. Im not sure we have a TV deal if it wasnt for him. I pray for him and I want him to get better.ŽJim France choosing to stay quiet as interim head of NASCARBrian France, chairman of NASCAR, speaks on Jan. 23, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. [JEFF SINER/THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER VIA AP, FILE]

PAGE 17 | Saturday, August 11, 2018 C5 AMERICAN LEAGUENATIONAL LEAGUEEAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Boston 81 35 .698 „ „ 8-2 L-1 42-15 39-20 New York 72 42 .632 8 „ 5-5 W-4 39-16 33-26 Tampa Bay 58 57 .504 22 10 5-5 W-1 34-24 24-33 Toronto 52 62 .456 28 15 4-6 W-1 28-30 24-32 Baltimore 35 80 .304 45 33 4-6 L-1 20-35 15-45 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Cleveland 64 50 .561 „ „ 7-3 W-2 37-23 27-27 Minnesota 53 61 .465 11 14 5-5 L-2 33-24 20-37 Detroit 47 68 .409 17 21 3-7 L-6 29-27 18-41 Chicago 41 73 .360 23 26 4-6 L-3 21-36 20-37 Kansas City 35 79 .307 29 32 3-7 W-1 16-39 19-40 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Houston 73 43 .629 „ „ 6-4 L-1 32-25 41-18 Oakland 68 47 .591 4 „ 7-3 W-1 33-23 35-24 Seattle 66 50 .569 7 2 3-7 W-1 36-24 30-26 Los Angeles 58 58 .500 15 10 4-6 W-3 32-28 26-30 Texas 51 66 .436 22 18 6-4 L-1 25-36 26-30 EAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Philadelphia 64 50 .561 „ „ 6-4 L-1 38-18 26-32 Atlanta 62 50 .554 1 „ 7-3 L-1 28-23 34-27 Washington 59 57 .509 6 5 6-4 L-1 30-28 29-29 New York 47 65 .420 16 15 4-6 W-1 24-37 23-28 Miami 47 69 .405 18 17 2-8 L-2 27-33 20-36 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Chicago 67 48 .583 „ „ 6-4 W-1 36-21 31-27 Milwaukee 66 52 .559 2 „ 5-5 L-1 36-24 30-28 St. Louis 60 55 .522 7 3 7-3 W-2 29-26 31-29 Pittsburgh 60 56 .517 7 4 5-5 W-3 33-29 27-27 Cincinnati 50 65 .435 17 13 3-7 L-1 26-31 24-34 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Arizona 64 52 .552 „ „ 6-4 W-1 32-29 32-23 Los Angeles 64 52 .552 „ „ 5-5 W-1 31-28 33-24 Colorado 60 55 .522 3 3 3-7 L-3 28-27 32-28 San Francisco 57 59 .491 7 7 5-5 L-3 32-25 25-34 San Diego 46 71 .393 18 18 4-6 W-1 20-36 26-35 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLCUBS 3, NATIONALS 2WASHINGTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Eaton rf 5 0 2 1 0 1 .302 Turner ss 5 1 1 0 0 3 .270 Rendon 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .289 Harper cf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .235 Soto lf 3 0 2 1 1 1 .309 Zimmerman 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .248 Solis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Holland p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Glover p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Reynolds ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 Suero p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Murphy 2b 4 1 3 0 0 0 .297 Kieboom c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .197 d-Difo ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 Hellickson p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .071 Adams 1b 2 0 0 0 0 0 .270 TOTALS 34 2 9 2 2 8 CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Rizzo 1b 1 1 0 1 3 0 .264 Baez 2b 3 1 0 0 1 1 .296 Zobrist rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .310 Kintzler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Edwards Jr. p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Strop p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Heyward cf-rf 4 0 1 2 0 0 .281 Bote 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .324 Schwarber lf 3 1 1 0 0 1 .244 Almora cf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .298 Contreras c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .276 Hendricks p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .065 a-La Stella ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 Wilson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 b-Happ ph-lf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .240 Russell ss 3 0 1 0 0 1 .263 TOTALS 27 3 4 3 6 5 WASHINGTON 110 000 000„2 9 0 CHICAGO 000 002 10X„3 4 1 a-lined out for Hendricks in the 6th. bsingled for Cishek in the 7th. c-” ied out for Glover in the 8th. d-” ied out for Kieboom in the 9th. E„Strop (2). LOB„Washington 9, Chicago 6. 2B„Murphy (9). RBIs„Eaton (20), Soto (41), Rizzo (75), Heyward 2 (48). SB„Eaton (4). CS„Bote (4). S„Hellickson. WASHINGTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hellickson 5.2 0 2 2 4 3 89 3.54 Sls, L, 1-2, BS, 3-3 .1 2 1 1 0 1 12 4.72 Holland .1 2 0 0 1 0 11 7.24 Glover .2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.00 Suero 1 0 0 0 1 1 11 3.08 CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hendricks 6 8 2 2 0 5 85 4.02 Wilson .1 1 0 0 0 0 8 3.27 Cishek, W, 3-1 .2 0 0 0 0 2 10 1.87 Kintzler 0 0 0 0 2 0 15 3.30 Edwrds Jr., H, 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 2.65 Strop, S, 9-12 1 0 0 0 0 1 18 2.68 Solis pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. Kintzler pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored„Solis 3-2, Holland 1-1, Glover 3-0, Cishek 1-0, Edwards Jr. 2-0. HBP„Hendricks (Rendon). WP„Cishek. T„3:10. A„41,531 (41,649).BOX SCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSCubs 3, Nationals 2: Jason Heyward broke up a no-hitter with a tying tworun single in the sixth inning, and Anthony Rizzo drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh. In the “ rst meeting between the teams since Chicago beat Washington in the NL Division Series, the Cubs won even though they didnt get a hit against Nationals starter Jeremy Hellickson. Rizzo walked three times. Manager Joe Maddon got ejected, but the Cubs pulled out the victory. Hellickson was sailing along, retiring 17 in a row after issuing a leadoff walk to Rizzo in the “ rst. But things took a wild turn with two out in the sixth. He walked Rizzo on 13 pitches and both Javier Baez and Ben Zobrist on four to load the bases. LATE Boston at Baltimore Texas at N.Y. Yankees Tampa Bay at Toronto Minnesota at Detroit Cleveland at Chicago White Sox Seattle at Houston St. Louis at Kansas City Oakland at L.A. Angels Arizona at Cincinnati N.Y. Mets at Miami Milwaukee at Atlanta L.A. Dodgers at Colorado Philadelphia at San Diego Pittsburgh at San FranciscoTODAYS PITCHING COMPARISONNATIONAL LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Washington Roark (R) 6-12 4.21 8-14 3-0 22.0 0.82 Chicago Lester (L) 4:05p 12-4 3.44 17-6 0-1 16.0 5.63 Arizona Ray (L) 3-2 4.92 6-8 0-0 17.2 3.57 Cincinnati Harvey (R) 6:40p 5-7 5.37 10-9 0-2 12.2 10.66 Milwaukee Miley (L) 2-1 2.10 4-3 1-0 17.0 2.65 Atlanta Teheran (R) 7:10p 8-7 4.48 13-9 1-1 15.0 7.80 New York Oswalt (R) 1-2 5.13 2-4 1-0 16.0 3.38 Miami Straily (R) 7:10p 4-5 4.35 8-10 0-1 14.2 6.14 Los Angeles Buehler (R) 5-4 3.63 8-5 1-2 17.0 4.24 Colorado Freeland (L) 8:10p 10-7 3.04 14-9 2-1 18.1 1.47 Philadelphia Nola (R) 12-3 2.37 16-7 0-0 19.0 2.84 San Diego Lockett (R) 8:40p 0-2 9.28 0-2 0-2 8.2 9.35 Pittsburgh Williams (R) 9-8 3.88 11-11 2-1 17.0 1.06 San Fran. TBD 9:05p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00AMERICAN LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Texas Hutchison (R) 1-2 6.29 0-1 0-1 3.0 18.00 New York Lynn (R) 1:05p 8-8 4.58 9-12 1-1 18.1 2.45 Boston Price (L) 11-6 3.93 16-6 1-0 20.1 1.33 Baltimore Yacabonis (R) 1:05p 0-0 7.15 1-1 0-0 9.0 5.00 Tampa Bay TBD 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Toronto Gaviglio (R) 4:07p 2-4 5.08 6-9 0-1 13.1 7.43 Minnesota Gibson (R) 5-9 3.60 10-13 1-2 19.0 3.79 Detroit Liriano (L) 6:10p 3-6 4.37 6-11 0-1 12.2 2.84 Boston TBD 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Baltimore Ramirez (R) 7:05p 1-4 5.66 3-4 1-1 11.2 10.80 Cleveland Bauer (R) 11-6 2.25 15-9 3-0 19.1 0.93 Chicago Shields (R) 7:10p 4-13 4.50 8-16 0-2 17.0 6.35 Seattle LeBlanc (L) 6-2 3.81 12-6 0-1 16.2 5.94 Houston Morton (R) 7:10p 12-2 2.81 14-8 1-0 19.0 1.89 Oakland Jackson (R) 3-2 2.87 6-2 2-0 16.1 2.76 Los Angeles Pena (R) 9:07p 1-3 4.97 3-5 0-3 11.2 8.49INTERLEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA St. Louis Flaherty (R) 5-6 3.27 7-11 1-2 16.1 3.86 Kansas City Duffy (L) 7:15p 7-10 4.70 9-15 1-2 17.1 6.75 KEY: TEAM REC-Teams Record in games started by todays pitcher. THIS DATE IN BASEBALLAUG. 11 1907: In the second game of a doubleheader, shortened by agreement, Ed Karger of the St. Louis Cardinals pitched a seven-inning perfect game, beating the Boston Braves 4-0. 1926: Tris Speaker of Cleveland hit his 700th career double but the Indians lost to the Chicago White Sox, 7-2. The double came in the third inning off Joe Edwards. 1929: Babe Ruth hit his 500th career home run in the second inning off Willis Hudlin at Clevelands League Park. The homer was Ruths 30th of the year, but it wasnt enough as the Indians beat the Yankees 6-5. 1951: Robin Roberts of the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Giants 4-0, dropping the Giants 13 games behind the “ rst-place Brooklyn Dodgers. 1961: Warren Spahn of the Milwaukee Braves scattered six hits to beat the Chicago Cubs, 2-1, for his 300th career victory. 1970: Philadelphias Jim Bunning beat the Houston Astros 6-5 to become the “ rst pitcher to win 100 games in both leagues since Cy Young. 1986: Cincinnati player-manager Pete Rose, 45, singled four times and doubled to set a NL record with the 10th “ ve-hit game of his career. Rose drove in three runs in a 13-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants, to move one ahead of Max Carey for the record. 1987: Mark McGwire of the Athletics broke Al Rosens AL rookie record by hitting his 38th home run in Oaklands 8-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners.STATISTICAL LEADERSAMERICAN LEAGUE RUNS: Lindor, Cleveland, 99; Betts, Boston, 95; Martinez, Boston, 83; Trout, Los Angeles, 82; Benintendi, Boston, 81; Ramirez, Cleveland, 78; Segura, Seattle, 77; Bregman, Houston, 75; Springer, Houston, 74; Rosario, Minnesota, 73. RBI: Martinez, Boston, 99; Davis, Oakland, 88; Ramirez, Cleveland, 83; Encarnacion, Cleveland, 81; Haniger, Seattle, 74; Lindor, Cleveland, 74; Stanton, New York, 74; Cruz, Seattle, 73; Bregman, Houston, 71; Gallo, Texas, 71. HITS: Martinez, Boston, 139; Lindor, Cleveland, 138; Rosario, Minnesota, 137; Segura, Seattle, 137; Altuve, Houston, 134; Betts, Boston, 131; Merri“ eld, Kansas City, 130; Benintendi, Boston, 128; Castellanos, Detroit, 127; Stanton, New York, 124. HOME RUNS: Martinez, Boston, 35; Ramirez, Cleveland, 33; Davis, Oakland, 32; Gallo, Texas, 31; Cruz, Seattle, 30; Trout, Los Angeles, 30; Lindor, Cleveland, 29; Stanton, New York, 28; Betts, Boston, 27; Judge, New York, 26. STOLEN BASES: Ramirez, Cleveland, 27; Gordon, Seattle, 26; Merri“ eld, Kansas City, 25; Smith, Tampa Bay, 25; Anderson, Chicago, 22; Betts, Boston, 22; Trout, Los Angeles, 21; Benintendi, Boston, 20; DeShields, Texas, 18; 2 tied at 17. PITCHING: Severino, New York, 15-5; Kluber, Cleveland, 14-6; Porcello, Boston, 14-5; Carrasco, Cleveland, 13-6; Gonzales, Seattle, 12-7; Happ, New York, 12-6; Morton, Houston, 12-2; Snell, Tampa Bay, 12-5; 6 tied at 11. ERA: Sale, Boston, 2.04; Bauer, Cleveland, 2.26; Snell, Tampa Bay, 2.27; Verlander, Houston, 2.50; Cole, Houston, 2.65; Kluber, Cleveland, 2.74; Morton, Houston, 2.81; Severino, New York, 3.11; Clevinger, Cleveland, 3.38; Fiers, Oakland, 3.40. STRIKEOUTS: Sale, Boston, 207; Bauer, Cleveland, 206; Verlander, Houston, 206; Cole, Houston, 202; Paxton, Seattle, 175; Morton, Houston, 167; Severino, New York, 167. NATIONAL LEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon, Colorado, 83; Albies, Atlanta, 79; Yelich, Milwaukee, 79; Arenado, Colorado, 77; Carpenter, St. Louis, 77; Baez, Chicago, 73; Harper, Washington, 72; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 71; Hernandez, Philadelphia, 71; Turner, Washington, 70. RBI: Baez, Chicago, 88; Suarez, Cincinnati, 87; Aguilar, Milwaukee, 82; Arenado, Colorado, 82; Story, Colorado, 79; Rizzo, Chicago, 75; Hoskins, Philadelphia, 72; Harper, Washington, 71; Freeman, Atlanta, 70; Markakis, Atlanta, 70. HITS: Markakis, Atlanta, 142; Freeman, Atlanta, 139; Gennett, Cincinnati, 131; Arenado, Colorado, 128; Yelich, Milwaukee, 128; Albies, Atlanta, 127; Anderson, Miami, 127; Castro, Miami, 127; 4 tied at 126. HOME RUNS: Carpenter, St. Louis, 31; Arenado, Colorado, 29; Aguilar, Milwaukee, 28; Harper, Washington, 28; Suarez, Cincinnati, 26; Baez, Chicago, 25; Muncy, Los Angeles, 25; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 24; Story, Colorado, 24; Shaw, Milwaukee, 23. STOLEN BASES: Turner, Washington, 31; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 28; Hamilton, Cincinnati, 27; MTaylor, Washington, 24; Inciarte, Atlanta, 23; Cain, Milwaukee, 20; Baez, Chicago, 19; Peraza, Cincinnati, 18; Dyson, Arizona, 16; Jankowski, San Diego, 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, New York, 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, New York, 183. THURSDAYS GAMES American League Cleveland 5, Minnesota 4 N.Y. Yankees 7, Texas 3 Toronto 8, Boston 5 Tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 4 Seattle 8, Houston 6 National League Washington 6, Atlanta 3 San Diego 8, Milwaukee 4 L.A. Dodgers 8, Colorado 5 Pittsburgh 10, San Francisco 5 SUNDAYS GAMES American League Boston at Baltimore, 1:05 p.m. Texas at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 1:10 p.m. Cleveland at Chi. White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 2:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 4:07 p.m. National League Arizona at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Philadelphia at San Diego, 3:40 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Interleague St. Louis at Kansas City, 2:15 p.m.FANTASY PLAYSPLAYERS TO PICK UP RYAN MADSON, RP, Washington Nationals (20 percent owned in CBS Sports leagues): Madsons season long peripheral stats may not impress, but with Kelvin Herrera on the DL, hell temporarily take over as closer. Madson has experience closing out games and could provide a few weeks of save opportunities. RANDALL GRICHUK, OF, Toronto Blue Jays (28 percent): Some considered Grichuk a deep sleeper coming into the 2018 season but he slumped early on. By July 13 he had a .199 batting average. Hes turned things around since then, batting .310 with “ ve homers and 14 RBIs. TOP TENAMERICAN LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Betts Bos 96 377 95 131 .347 JMartinez Bos 109 420 83 139 .331 Altuve Hou 104 407 64 134 .329 MMachado Bal 96 365 48 115 .315 Simmons LAA 104 393 56 122 .310 Trout LAA 109 372 82 115 .309 Segura Sea 108 445 77 137 .308 MDuffy TB 96 378 41 115 .304 Benintendi Bos 109 421 81 128 .304 Merri“ eld KC 110 433 54 130 .300 NATIONAL LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Markakis Atl 112 439 64 142 .323 Yelich Mil 102 401 79 128 .319 FFreeman Atl 112 437 68 139 .318 Gennett Cin 111 418 67 131 .313 Dickerson Pit 97 364 51 114 .313 Arenado Col 109 415 77 128 .308 DPeralta Ari 104 412 56 126 .306 Suarez Cin 98 370 60 112 .303 Almora ChC 107 331 51 99 .299 JBaez ChC 112 419 72 125 .298 Making his pitchCubs relief pitcher Pedro Strop reacts after throwing the “ nal out in a game against the Nationals on Friday in Chicago. [KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Through Aug. 9


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Its currency is plunging and Turkey is also in a diplomatic spat with the U.S., a major trading partner.Alex Dryden, global markets strategist for JPMorgan Asset Man-agement, said Erdogan showed no signs of changing course Friday, and investors are losing hope that Turkeys government has the knowledge or independence needed to deal with the countrys financial problems.There was some hope that maybe theyd step back from the brink and youd see a re-establishment of central bank independence,Ž he said.While Dryden and other analysts say Turkeys problems arent a major risk to the financial system, investors didnt wait to find out Friday.They sold stocks and bought U.S. dollars and government bonds. The bond purchases sent interest rates lower, which hurt banks. The dollar got stronger, partly because the Turkish lira nosedived, and major exporters like technol-ogy, basic materials and industrial companies sank.The S&P 500 slid 20.30 points, or 0.7 per-cent, to 2,833.28. That was its worst loss in a month and ended a five-week winning streak for the index by wiping out its gains from earlier this week.The Dow Jones Indus-trial Average dropped 196.09 points, or 0.8 percent, to 25,313.14. The Nasdaq composite sank 52.67 points, or 0.7 percent, to 7,839.11. It had risen for eight days in a row.The Russell 2000 index of smallercompany stocks took a smaller loss of 4.08 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,686.80. Stocks in US and Europe knocked lower In this July 20 photo, children gather at their respective cabins and get ready for the days activities during a four-week summer camp session at Camp Sea Gull near Arapahoe, N.C. [GRAY WHITLEY/SUN JOURNAL VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]By Leanne ItalieThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ If teens are so attached to their phones and all things connected, why do so many of them wind up in nodevice summer camps with smiles on their faces?Thirteen-year-old Daniela Blumenfeld of Scarsdale, New York, just finished her fifth summer at sleepaway camp with no devices beyond a simple iPod. I didnt really miss my phone,Ž she said, especially given camp distractions like banana boating „ that is, riding a yellow, banana-shaped inflat-able towed by a motorboat.Americas summer camps have gone device-free in a big way. Most sleepaway camps moved to ban personal elec-tronics years ago, driven by the idea that campers should soak up the scenery, sports, crafts and camaraderie their parents are shelling out hundreds of dollars for, all in service to slower living and a rest for their still-developing brains.But the big news may be that many kids seem not to mind at all.About 90 percent of the nearly 8,400 sleepaway camps counted by the American Camp Association are now device free, though some allow limited time with screenless iPods and other internet-free music players.A few teen-only programs provide cabin Wi-Fi and will let smartphones, laptops or tab-lets through the door so long as theyre kept in cabins and bunk areas. Some camps provide scheduled computer and inter-net time „ partly for coding, app development or website design classes built into their curricula, and partly for limited time on games such as the immensely popular Fortnite, an online multiplayer survival/ shooting experience.Among other things, camps dont want to be responsible for loss or damage to pricey technology brought from home, despite sneaky helicopter par-ents who mail phones in care packages and equally sneaky campers who stash them in their bunks.Sometimes reverse psychol-ogy helps. Nigel Watson, camp director at the French Woods Sports and Arts Center, a high school-only sleepaway camp in the Catskills near New York, recalls spending his days at previous jobs confiscating smartphones and his evenings calling parents to report infractions.If you found one, theyd have another. Some brought three to camp. It was almost where I needed a full-time policeman to take care of it,Ž he said. At French Woods, though, Watson lets kids use phones and other devices in their cabins, but nowhere else, so long as they power them down at lights-out.His surprising finding: The phones often end up in a drawer after a few days at camp. Theyre more often than not just comfort blankets,Ž Watson said.Danielas 15-year-old sister, Liat, who once spent two weeks at the French Woods program, reported something similar during a recent three-week teen tour of Thailand.It was so fun,Ž she said of the trip. I wasnt craving phone time. I think since I did have it I wasnt as obsessed with using it.Ž Liat considered it a relief to step away from the grind of social media and texting.Daniela and Liat are now vacationing in Israel with their two sisters and parents. Their phone use has picked up speed, said mom Ilanit Blumenfeld.Im like, this is too much phone time while were on vacation,Ž she said. They can only be on their phones or watching TV an hour and a half when its daylight and at night they can go crazy.ŽFor other kids, device-free camp also serves as a valuable, if brief, time-out from games, social media and other increasingly persistent digital distractions. Caleb Santana, an 11-year-old from North Baby-lon on New Yorks Long Island, just spent a week at a sleepaway Christian camp in the Pennsyl-vania woods. That meant no Fortnite. Caleb, one of four kids, said it was a breeze, although a longer break might have been a problem.But hes making up for lost time now that hes home.The Fortnite is a big deal, more than a phone,Ž said his mother, Dorothy Gia Santana. Since he got home hes been up to 3 in the morning some days playing.ŽCaleb, however, insists he has other plans for spending the remainder of his summer. I want to get out and do stuff with my friends,Ž he said. I wont be playing Fortnite the whole time.ŽDaniela said that going phone-free at camp was easier since most of her friends were also away at tech-free programs and not all over text and social media. Theres nothing really to see on my phone,Ž she said. But teens remain teens.One of Danielas camp friends had smuggled in an iPod touch „ basically an iPhone without a cellular con-nection that can connect to Wi-Fi for social media, Face-Time video chat and more. While the girls were on an off-campus trip they found Wi-Fi and Daniela surprised her parents with a quick call. The other girls did the same, she said.Yeah, they were pretty surprised to hear from me,Ž she said with a laugh. They were like, How are you call-ing us?ŽDevice downtimeMARKET WATCHDow 25,313.14 196.090 Nasdaq 7839.11 52.67 S&P 2833.28 20.30 Russell 1686.80 4.08 NYSE 12,843.49 113.17COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1211.10 0.80 Silver 15.266 .1530 Platinum 829.60 4.50 Copper 2.7325 .0230 Oil 67.63 0.82WHAT TO WATCH FOR NEXT WEEK€ Germanys Federal Statistical Of“ ce releases second-quarter growth “ gure for the countrys economy, Europes biggest. € Home Depot Inc. reports quarterly “ nancial results before the market open.MARKET MOVERS€ Inc., up $3.05 to $41.65: The online discount retailer said a private equity “ rm is investing in its blockchain business. € Citigroup Inc., down $1.72 to $70.26: Bank stocks fell as interest rates turned lower.BRIEFCASEWASHINGTONConsumer prices up 2.9 percentConsumer prices climbed 2.9 percent in July from a year earlier, a rate of inflation that suggests Americans are earning less than a year ago despite an otherwise solid economy. The Labor Department said Friday that the consumer price index ticked up 0.2 percent in July. Annual inflation matched the 2.9 percent pace from June, which had been the highest level since February 2012. Core prices, which exclude the volatile food and energy categories, rose 0.2 percent in June and 2.4 percent from a year earlier. Core prices have risen at the fastest annual pace since Septem-ber 2008. WASHINGTONUS budget de“ cit totals $76.9 billion in JulyThe federal government racked up a $76.9 billion deficit in July, with increased government spending and tax cuts keeping the coun-try on track to record its biggest annual deficit in six years. The Treasury Department reported Friday that in the first 10 months of this budget year, the deficit totaled $684 billion, up 20.8 percent from the same period last year. BEIJINGChina auto sales down 5.3 percentChinas auto sales shrank in July from a year earlier as SUV demand sagged, an industry group reported Friday, adding to signs of malaise amid a tariff battle with Washington.Sales of sedans, SUVs and minivans fell 5.3 percent from a year ago to 1.6 million in the biggest global auto market, the China Association of Automobile Manufactur-ers reported. The Associated Press For many kids, summer means powering down for camp About 90 percent of the nearly 8,400 sleepaway camps counted by the American Camp Association are now device free, though some allow limited time with screenless iPods and other internet-free music players.


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PAGE 25 | Saturday, August 11, 2018 E1 HOMESTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 GARDENINGMOVING PLANTS INDOORS Here are some tips from garden specialist Marie Peacock and gardener Debi Borden-Miller for bringing potted plants indoors: € Acclimate plants gradually, starting on a porch or patio. € Trim plants back by about a third. € Wash plants, pots and saucers to keep bugs and dirt outside. € Put plants in a bright, sunny window. € Water house plants about once a week. BATH REMODELBY THE NUMBERSA recent item at thisoldhouse. com outlines important design numbers to know before starting a bathroom remodel. € Vanity sconces should be 60 to 72 inches from the oor or at eye level. € Towel bars should be 48 inches from the ground. € Pedestal sinks should be 32 to 36 inches high. € Toilet seats should be 17 to 19 inches high. € Showerheads should be between 77 and 81 inches from the oor. PESTSBYE-BYE BED BUGSThe U.S. National Library of Medicine o ers the following tips to get rid of bed bugs: € Wash and dry bedding and clothing at high temperatures. € Use mattress, box spring, and pillow encasements to trap bed bugs and help detect infestations. € Use pesticides if needed. Brandpoint By Laura Firszt More Content NowAre your cabinets starting to show their age? Would you like to bring your kitchen into the present century ƒ without the major investment of replacing all the cabinetry? DonŽt worry, it can be done. Check out these inspiring suggestions for how to make old cabinets look modern. Problems with old cabinetsCan these cabinets be saved? LetŽs take a look at exactly whatŽs bugging you about your current cabinets. Condition. Carefully assess the condition of your cabinets. If the doors are ugly, faded, or damaged (due to heat, moisture, and age) but the boxes „ the part thatŽs attached to the wall „ are sound, the cabinets are good candidates for a facelift. However, if the boxes themselves are in bad shape, you may need to completely replace the cabinetry. Material. Two kitchen cabinet materials that shout 90s nostalgia!Ž are oak wood and cheap thermofoil. While the thermofoil of a few decades back often has problems beyond outdated style (such as peeling and delaminating) which may require replacement of either the doors or the entire cabinet, oak usually withstands the test of time. It just needs a modern tweak. Style. There was an era „ not so long ago „ when more is moreŽ was the prevailing kitchen theme. Now the aesthetic is a lot simpler. If your cabinets feature intricate cathedral patterning or other signs of outdated style, a change is overdue, not to mention easy to DIY.Update your cabinetsUpdate hardware. Cheap, fast, and chic: If your kitchen cabinets just have a mild case of the blahs, switch the hardware for a quick pick-me-up. Brushed gold or black pulls and knobs are very on-trend. Simple DIY refinish. There are lots of options for a fast do-it-yourself re“ nish with no sanding needed. Go for wax, gel stain, glaze, or chalk-style paint. This will give a casual, countryish look. Or apply a stencil atop the existing paint. Paint or stain. Painting or traditional staining of kitchen cabinets requires meticulous sanding and expert application. The payoff? High quality, smooth results. Color choices of new neutrals (such as sage green) or unexpected dark tones will bring your cabinets up to the moment. Reface. When the door surfaces are scratched or scuffed, consider cabinet refacing. This is a process of applying a veneer to cover the existing doors. Consult a local carpenter to see whether this is an option for you. Replace doors. Cabinet door replacement is an excellent idea when the doors are in rough shape, but the boxes are still solid. An example is cabinet doors with badly peeling thermofoil. DESIGN TIP: Consider replacing a few doors with glass to brighten your kitchen and display treasured dinnerware. Remove doors. For the breezy look of open shelving, remove doors altogether, especially on top cabinets. This works well with todayŽs trend to minimize upper cabinetry.Update your kitchenHow to make old cabinets look modern? An indirect approach … updating other features … will often work wonders without the need even to touch your cabinets. Paint the room. Paint the kitchen walls (and ceiling while youŽre at it!) instead of cabinetry. If youŽre trying to downplay orange-toned wood cabinets, choose a paint color with subtle contrast, such as charcoal or lavender. Avoid cream, yellow, and „ obviously „ orange. Add a backsplash. Similar to painting, a backsplash addition or replacement distracts the eye from less-than-lovely cabinets. Choose a clean, contemporary tile „ run, donŽt walk, from elaborate tile mosaics! Terrazzo is making a comeback and can coordinate beautifully with your cabinet color. Install the right lighting. Revamp your kitchen lighting to show your cabinets in their best light. Task lighting is a must and pendant lights are both practical and pretty.Other tips€ Before making any upgrades, get those cabinets squeaky clean. Scrub off every bit of grease with TSP. € Coordinate your new cabinet look with existing appliances and furniture, as well as any woodwork sharing the same space (especially in an open-plan kitchen/living/ dining area). € To update cabinet style, add strips of plywood or MDF to create ShakerŽ doors on a budget. Or “ ll in an outdated engraved design with putty. Then cover your handiwork with paint.Laura Firszt writes for to go from outdated and worn to modernCabinet VISUAL HUNT PHOTOS refresh Many baby boomers are quick to criticize millennials for their lack of mechanical skills, their politics, and their starkly different viewpoints on traditional American norms. However, one thing many of these young people clearly have right are their wants and needs when it comes to housing. In general, the quest of the Baby Boomer Generation is to take the next step on the housing ladder „ bigger, better, and more opulent. Keeping up with the Joneses matters to many over 50. Many in the Millennial Generation are more concerned about living life and having great memories and adventures. Trips, social gatherings and connectivity are more important to them, and they view housing as a place to eat, bathe, sleep and plug in a phone. Housing for baby boomers is a status symbol; it is much less a measure of millennialsŽ lives. In reality, does anyone really need more than just four walls, a roof over their head, a place to bathe, and food on the table? Most of the world lives with less. The future of housing in America may be small and simple „ homes of less than 1,000 square feet, which can be powered off the grid. The home of the future will probably optimize renewables and focus more on how to save costs in utilities by recycling, utilizing energy from the sun, and harnessing the rain. In a sense, it is a throwback to how Americans once lived. Homes of the future are probably going to be a lot more modest. There seems to be a rejection of the extravagant frills of the past, maybe due to necessity. Younger families appear to have little to no desire to live in a home that is too big, fancy or wasteful. A big home is just more work to keep clean and costlier to maintain. The amenities of the home will have good quality and be very functional. Notice there was no mention of style. Connectivity will be the biggest selling feature of home amenities and appliances, AROUND THE HOUSEMillennials build bridge to simpler, smarter housingKelsey CaryŽs bathroom, hallway and the exterior of her home has been inspired by Pinterest. [AP FILE] Don Magruder See MAGRUDER, E2


E2 Saturday, August 11, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comAll across the nation, kids and teachers are heading back to school. Im extremely excited this year because my daughter is starting Voluntary Prekindergarten, or VPK. We are buzzing with excitement on meeting her teacher and seeing her classroom and friends. I love seeing the enthusiasm on her face as we pick out a new backpack and a matching lunchbox for her first day of school. There are so many aspects that go into back-to-school planning. As parents, we begin to prepare by filling our shopping carts with tons of schools supplies and other essentials. We want our kids to have everything needed to be successful in school. I include healthy meals and snacks on my list, to provide my daughter with the brain fuel she needs to remain focused and ready to learn. is helping me prepare healthy options for my family. MyPlate is the current nutritional guide published by the United States Department of Agriculture. Their info-graphic displays a place setting that includes a plate and a glass that showcases the five food groups with appropriate portion sizes. Its important to make healthy food and beverage choices from all five food groups. The recommendations are to focus on a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables, make half your grains whole grains, choose lean protein, and move to low-fat and fat-free dairy products. Try to limit intake of processed foods and choose foods with less saturated fat, sodium and added sugars. Myplate is a great tool to use in order to find a healthy eating style that can work for you and your family. There are a lot of great and useful tips available on the MyPlate website that help with making small changes to improve your food choices. For example, instead of packing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with chips, MyPlate recommends a peanut butter and banana sandwich with baby carrots as a side. The new version contains less fat and more food groups. There are even MyPlate snack tips that help you prepare savory snacks that include two or more food groups. Even when children buy lunch at school, they can still make healthy choices away from home. Discuss MyPlate or other healthy nutritious practices with your child. Encourage them to choose well-balanced meals and snacks. Explain the added benefits of a healthy lifestyle, such as normal childhood development, healthy body weight, stronger immune function, better brain function, and more energy for playing. And of course it helps if Mom and Dad choose healthy options as well. Try this simple sandwich recipe for your students lunch from Beef Sandwich2 slices whole-wheat bread 2 ounces lean roast beef (deli meat) 2 slices tomato 1 romaine lettuce leaf 1 tablespoon mayonnaise cup carrot sticks (on the side)Snack1 cup sliced apple 1 tablespoon peanut butterBeveragewater or milk Mia Wilchcombe is the Family and Consumer Science Agent for the UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Center.FROM THE EXTENSIONAs school resumes, learn about healthy lunchesKids in a school cafeteria can take advantage of the USDAs MyPlate nutrition guidelines and healthy eating in general. [SUBMITTED] Mia Wilchcombe not the colors or sleek lines „ the best quality at the lowest price, with the least maintenance. Items that require a lot of maintenance will not be welcomed in the homes of the future. The future of jobs for interior designers appears bleak. Millennials will develop their ideas online and by using artificial intelligence. A picture from a camera phone uploaded to a website will be all that is needed to help select the colors and design of home space. Websites such as Pinterest will promote and encourage easy home improvement projects that can be done by homeowners with limited skills and resources. Instead of lavishness in home design, millennials will try to make their home as unique as a selfie. Its about projecting an image, not some preordained societal look or standard. I believe millennials are doing a better job of separating wants from needs. Housing should be a need, not some special want for bigger and better. Housing should provide a structural, clean, safe and affordable place to eat, sleep and bathe, not to keep up with the Joneses. Millennials are doing a good job in figuring out the housing issue. The debt situation of many families and the health of this nation would be much better if people owned smaller, more affordable homes. The crash of 2008 would have never taken place if people bought only what they needed instead of what they wanted. For too many years, the baby boomers have been house rich and cash poor. Maybe their children decided family vacations were more important than the extra bedroom and dining room. The paradigms in housing are shifting dramatically by necessity and cultural change, and that is probably a good thing. Don Magruder, CEO of Ro-Mac Lumber & Supply Inc., is the host of the Around the HouseŽ radio show heard every Monday at noon on My790AM WLBE in Leesburg. MAGRUDERFrom Page E1 By Adrian HigginsThe Washington PostOnce the structural elements of a garden are built and the landscape is planted, it takes about five years for the plantings to have real presence and another five years or so for the garden to achieve an air of solid maturity. This is predicated on continual maintenance and adjustment, on mowing, watering, pruning, replanting and all the other aspects of cultivating a paradise. If you walk away, the process of decay is almost immediate. Even the most modest garden, thus, is a fragile and fleeting thing, and if neglected for years rather than just weeks, it submits wholly to the forces of nature. Shrubs grow rank, perennials peter out, trees expand and die, and any voids are filled with invaders from dandelions to monstrous vines. When paired with the corresponding decline of a vacant house, the scene can be romantic, sad, poignant or nostalgic, and often a blend of them all. For more than 20 years, Merideth Taylor has been bearing witness to old, fading buildings in St. Marys County, Maryland, where she lives. Most are small homes or farmsteads, empty and cloaked in a mantle of abandonment and decay. Contained in their flaking paint, sagging roofs and enveloping vines are the traces of lives that have been lived and the joys and sorrows of the people who once occupied them. These ghost voices,Ž as she calls them, have been captured in her book, Listening In: Echoes and Artifacts from Marylands Mother County.Ž Her images are accompanied by imagined narrative vignettes for each property, where fictional occupants speak to one another. The stories are drawn from oral histories that she has conducted, including those of African Americans whose not-too-distant forebears were sharecroppers. Their ancestors were slaves in the tobacco fields. Taylor is also a playwright and professor emerita of theater and dance at St. Marys College in St. Marys City, colonial Marylands original 17th-century capital. Many of the places in the book have a haunting quality about them that draws power from their dilapidation. They are typically small, built by the owners from simple materials, and seem to date to the 19th century and the first half of the 20th. They capture the culture of an essentially Southern agrarian community passing into history, a place where tobacco farmers and oystermen have given way to commuters and suburban tract housing. The countys economy today is shaped by Naval Air Station Patuxent River and its attendant defense contractors. Part of Taylors motivation, she says, was to explore the continuing gaps in our society between rich and poor but also the loss of a cultural landscape. I began to see the buildings gradual collapse and, in many cases, disappearance altogether as metaphors for the passing of time and fading of a way of life,Ž Taylor writes. The properties were scattered in and around the back roads of Southern Maryland, and not all are strictly within the boundaries of St. Marys. They speak to a time when small houses were crowded with large families, people relied on vegetable gardens and farm fields to feed themselves, and frugality was not so much a virtue as a mode of survival. But for all their simplicity, some of the houses strove to present a stylish face. One tar-paper abode has a Dutch theme: red with white shutters ornamented by stacked diamond patterns. What struck me was the attempt to present something decorative,Ž Taylor says. I really liked what that house had to say. Now its gone.Ž Another was a relatively grand clapboard frame house, with a wraparound porch and a corner tower. It is boarded, without its roof. Time was eating the house from the top down. And what of decay as the artists subject? As people age, they may not be beautiful in the same way as when they were young, but their character shows and they are more interesting,Ž she says. To me, the structures are a lot like characters.Ž The gardens were as unpretentious as the houses, with the comforting shelter of shade trees and lots of foundation shrubbery. You find unsinkable, decades-old forsythias still bursting into early spring bloom, though there is now no one to love them. You see historic varieties of crape myrtle that would have been too tender to survive in Washington or Baltimore. (St. Marys County is half a zone warmer.) What was once a partnership between a house and its landscape becomes a power struggle that the plant world inevitably wins. Porches, gables and shutters succumb to the punishing maritime climate and then the march of vegetation. In one picture of a onceelegant old house of cedar siding and a raised-seam metal roof, a bare wintertime wisteria has climbed to the roof ridge. In another, a wisteria in flower and other vines seem to be intent on pulling the house down, like rapacious tropical lianas. Their abandonment is the last chapter in the historical arc of these places. Taylor recalls photographing one vacant house and the owner of the adjoining property coming outside. He said it was his daughters and she was going to fix it up. Now the roof has started to cave in. I watched this with a number of places,Ž she says. I think people cant get together the amount of money it would take to fix the place up.Ž Taylors narratives (to me, less effective than the images) seek to embody the voices that once echoed in and around these houses. I tried to focus on experiences that are still very relevant. People still get born and die, and bad things happen and people have a hard time getting along, and those problems are still with us,Ž she says. Thats what saved it from being some kind of romanticized picture.Ž Gardening Tip: A season swinging between flood and drought is taking its toll on tree foliage, with leaf scorch and blight widespread. Some trees are dropping many leaves prematurely. No long-term damage will result, but fallen leaves should be removed and bagged to minimize future disease problems.Artist captures ghost voices of an abandoned past in bookAbandoned houses and other structures in St. Marys County, Md., form the subject of Listening In,Ž a book of images and stories by Merideth Taylor. Vines tug on houses like rapacious tropical lianas. [MERIDETH TAYLOR/ŽLISTENING INŽ/ GEORGE F. THOMPSON PUBLISHING AND THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PRESS.]

PAGE 27 | Saturday, August 11, 2018 E3By Christopher IngrahamThe Washington PostA few weeks ago I noticed that my backyard bird feeder was running low on seed „ time for a refill. The feeder wasnt completely empty, however: At the bottom there remained a large pile of one particular type of seed that the local birds had evidently passed over in search of other, tastier morsels. The seed in question was round and reddish brown, about half the diameter of a pea, with a black dot at one end. It was familiar enough „ you see it in just about any bag of bird seed mix you can buy at the store „ but I realized I didnt know what it was, or why the birds wouldnt bother with it. A quick Google search brought a quick answer. The mystery seed was called milo, the grain harvested from the sorghum plant. In the United States its typically used for livestock feed and ethanol production, but some of it goes to human and pet consumption as well. Its also a common ingredient in wild-bird seed mixes, including the one Id been pouring into my feeder. Theres just one problem: Most common backyard birds wont eat it. In its backyard bird feeding guide, for instance, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service notes that no birds appear to like it. Cornell Universitys Project FeederWatch, which recruits backyard birdwatchers to assist in annual bird population counts, recommends that feeders avoid mixtures that have a high percentage of lessappealing filler seeds such as red milo.Ž Even the Wild Bird Feeding Industry (WBFI), a trade group for bird seed manufacturers, warns on its website that seeds such as milo are less attractive to birds.Ž Unattractive as it may be, milo makes up the lions share of many inexpensive commercial bird seed mixes. In testing a number of seed mixes available at local stores, I found that in several of them, milo accounted for well over half of the mix by volume. In one, the proportion was nearly three-quarters. A number of common bird feeds,Ž in other words, are comprised primarily of an ingredient that most birds wont eat. To arrive at these numbers, I purchased six different commercial seed mixes from several retail outlets where I live in northern Minnesota, including a Walmart, the Tractor Supply and Hugos, a large grocery chain. I took tablespoonsized samples from each one, separated each sample by seed type, and approximated the volume of each seed type using a set of common kitchen measuring spoons. For sanitychecking purposes, I ran multiple samples on several of the bags to ensure that measurements were consistent across samples. Bird feeding is a popular activity. An annual study commissioned by the WBFI found that nearly half of American households purchased wild-bird feed at least once in 2016. That study found that price was the top factor people considered in purchasing bird feed, followed closely by the ability to attract a wide variety of birds. As a result, economy seed mixesŽ „ such as the stuff Id been putting in my feeder „ are the No. 1 seller among different types of bird seed, accounting for fully onethird of the total market, according to the WBFI study. Single-seed products, such as sunflower, made up 26 percent of the market, premiumŽ seed blends accounted for 21 percent, and suet cakes and other products captured another 21 percent of the market. Economy mixes tend to have a lot of milo in them for the simple reason that milo is dirt cheap. According to the USDA, in 2017 100 pounds of sorghum for grain (e.g., milo seed) cost about $5.65. Thats less than one-third of the price of, say, 100 pounds of sunflower seeds, which cost $17.60 that year. A pair of seed mixes offered under the Pennington brand and sold at Walmart plainly illustrate the difference between an economy and premium blend. Penningtons ClassicŽ formula is about 46 percent milo seed by volume, according to my rigorous kitchencounter testing protocol. The remainder is made up of white millet, wheat and a smattering of sunflower seeds. The brands Waste FreeŽ offering, however, contains no milo. Its more than 50 percent shelled sunflower seed by volume, with the remainder distributed among millet, corn, canary grass, and some dried fruits and nuts. Wild bird feed blends, like birds, come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, varieties and prices,Ž explained Steven Zenker, vice president of finance for Central Garden & Pet, which owns the Pennington brand. Some birders prefer to feed a premium mix, which usually contains less or no milo, to attract a certain type of songbird or birds that are more colorful.Ž Representatives for the companies manufacturing the other bird seed mixes analyzed in this story did not respond to a request for comment, or declined to do so on record. The ingredient differences are reflected in the products price: At my local Walmart, a 3.5 pound bag of the classic mix cost $3.24, while a 2.5 pound bag of the waste-free blend was $4.83. Pound per pound, the premium stuff was more than double the cost. In order to include as many people as we can in the hobby of feeding and observing wild birds, most packers offer a broad range of seed mixes, across a wide course of prices, so that no one is excluded,Ž said Craig Brummell, president and chief executive of Essex Topcrop Sales, a Canadian company that manufactures wild bird seed (none of their products were analyzed for this story). Sometimes it might take a more attractive price to get someone to start, and then perhaps later they become more educated on what feeding birds is all about and move up to something more substantial in terms of the mix they buy.Ž Experts say knowing what kinds of foods birds will actually eat is key. Seed mixes with lots of inexpensive filler seeds often end up going largely to waste because those seeds arent preferred by most backyard birds,Ž said Emma Greig, project leader of the Cornell Ornithology Labs Project FeederWatch. But, it can depend on the backyard, she added: Some people have dozens of mourning doves that will visit their yard, which can gobble up plenty of milo.Ž But research has shown that „ doves, pigeons and some jays aside „ most birds arent too interested in milo. If most birds wont eat milo, what do they like? In the mid-2000s, the WBFI partnered with a biologist from Millikin University to collect observations on more than 1.2 million bird feeder visits. With the resulting data set, they were able to put together a chart of 15 different bird species preferences for 10 types of common bird seed. They tallied whether a species preference for a given seed type was low, moderate or high. I converted that information to a numeric scale, ranging from 0 (low preference) to 2 (high). Adding up the resultant numbers for each seed type gives a good sense of its general desirability across a wide range of common species. On a theoretical scale from 0 (no bird has any preference for it) to 30 (its every species favorite type of food), red milo seed „ the stuff that makes up a majority of a number of mixes I sampled „ rates a 6, the lowest score of any seed type included in WBFIs project. Cracked corn, another popular ingredient, rates an 8. At the top of the list, on the other hand, are three different types of sunflower seed product „ fine and medium shelled sunflower seeds, as well as whole black oil sunflower seed. A different kind of sunflower seed, the white striped variety that humans often eat, ranks more toward the middle of the pack. The take-home is pretty clear: If youre just starting out bird feeding and want to bring in the widest variety of birds, skip the commercial mix for a big bag of black oil sunflower seed (or, if you really want to go wild, a bag of shelled sunflower). While it may cost more, its virtually guaranteed that none of it will go to waste. Black oil sunflower seed is a great seed to offer when youre just starting to feed birds because it will attract a wide variety of species,Ž Cornells Greig said. If the price point is off-putting, look for a mix that contains as much of it as youre willing to spring for. If youre shopping at Walmart, for instance, a good option might be the Harvest Songbird blend, which in my testing proved to be 42 percent black oil sunflower seed by volume and just 14 percent milo. On a price-per-pound basis, it was actually just a hair cheaper than the Pennington Classic blend, which had those proportions roughly reversed.Why many bird seed mixes are lled with stu birds wont eat




DEAR ABBY: My co-worker and supposed friend asked if she could borrow my wedding dress because she thought it was so beautiful. I was thrilled to lend it to her and paid for the alterations ($200 plus) as her wedding present. I accompanied her to her ttings and helped her plan her wedding for approximately 100 friends and family. The kicker: My husband and I were not invited to the wedding, and when she returned my gown, it had lipstick on it and cake down the front. It wasn't even in a bag -she just handed it to me. What should I think about this? -FLABBERGASTED IN FLORIDA DEAR FLABBERGASTED: You should conclude that your co-worker and "friend" is someone with no class whatsoever. Have the dress cleaned and packaged so it can be properly stored if you intend to keep it, and give HER the bill. Then distance yourself far enough from this person that if she asks for any more favors, you can comfortably say no.DEAR ABBY: I have been in a relationship with my girlfriend, who lives in her native Germany, for almost two years. We met online thanks to a mutual online friend of mine and school friend of hers. My girlfriend struggles with her body image, and I'm not sure how to help other than call her beautiful often. She's thin and looks ne by "American standards," as she puts it, but for a German she is larger than most, which is why she thinks she's fat and ugly, despite the fact that she's slim and pretty. What would you suggest I do in order to help her improve her body image? -SUPPORTIVE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE DEAR SUPPORTIVE: Other than continuing to reassure her that in your eyes she's beautiful, there isn't much you can do long-distance. However, there is plenty SHE can do. She should discuss her xation with a doctor who can explain what a healthy weight should be for someone her height and build. If her problem is all in her head, it's possible she needs counseling for body dysmorphia, a disorder in which people of normal weight are convinced they are heavy. It's not uncommon. DEAR ABBY: I am going through a rough divorce. I'll spare you the details, but sufce it to say, I had to get an order of protection against my soon-tobe ex. I originally intended to keep my husband's last name because we have a child together and I want my last name to be the same as my child's. The thing is, Abby, I'm so disgusted with his behavior that the thought of keeping his last name makes me sick to my stomach. What should I do? -SINGLE SOON IN OHIO DEAR SINGLE SOON: Many parents have different names than their children. If keeping your almost-ex-husband's last name makes you sick to your stomach now, in a few years you may have a major case of indigestion. Change your name when the divorce is nal because the longer you wait to do it, the more complicated it may become. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES DIVERSIONS Friend lends her wedding dress but isnt invited to wedding TODAY IN HISTORY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SATURDAY, AUG. 11, 2018:This year you break past established boundaries. You seem to be able to incorporate new ideas that work well and surmount obstacles. Others admire your ability to cut past the frivolous to the relevant. They also appreciate your authenticity. If you are single, you attract many wannabe sweeties. You need to follow your heart; go where you want to be. If you are attached, the two of you grow past problems and maintain an openness that revives your bond. A fellow LEO demonstrates the intensity and fun-loving nature of your sign. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Confusion comes up with a misunderstanding. Both sides see a situation very differently. A new beginning becomes possible after you wipe away all the various perspectives. Do not mull over the situation; instead, go off and pursue a favorite pastime. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You might be more grounded at the moment than you realize. You have been involved with so much unpredictability that you have difculty associating your life with stability. You are likely to decide on a new beginning in your personal life. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Reach out to key friends and loved ones. You could feel a lot differently than they do about a project or hobby. You might not want to verbalize what you are thinking and feeling about their plans. Ask questions, if need be. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You see life from a new perspective. A child or loved one often distracts you; he or she is so full of life and instinctively comes toward you. Worry less about plans. Be with those who most delight you. Share strong feelings. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You feel the pressure of a solar eclipse in your sign. Usually, this type of phenomena can cause an immediate draining of energy. It also could point to a new life path. Understand where you are coming from if you are feeling difcult or grumpy. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You feel as if you do not have the control you would like. You might feel oddly positive. Guard against overcompensating in an attempt to deal with a problem. You are likely to get a new perspective on the issue, but others could feel confused or bored. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Examine what you want from a friendship as well as your long-term desires. Express your needs clearly. Your sense of humor will carry you through a lot of what has occurred. What is clear is that you are changing your choices and direction. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Beam in more of what you want. Others might be very aware of your capabilities and desires. Interactions could be strong and at times overwhelming. You might want to make a change in your commitments professionally or in your personal life. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) Your lively personality helps others relax or forget about a problem that is happening. Understand that you can make a difference by remaining open. You have been working on becoming more visible to others and to yourself! CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) One-on-one relating takes you to a new level of understanding. You like what a close loved one shares; you could feel more connected to him or her as a result. Visualize what you desire. Questions come forth that are worth discussing. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Be more playful and youll become more open and easygoing. A close friend or loved one could be into doting on you, which will make you feel great. Spending time together proves good for both of you. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You might decide to dedicate your day to accomplishing an important matter or nishing a key project. You might be doing the summers last heavy cleaning or working on your garden. A loved one joins in because he or she cares a lot about you. | Saturday, August 11, 2018 E5 TODAY IS SATURDAY, AUG. 11, the 223rd day of 2018. There are 142 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On August 11, 1965, rioting and looting that claimed 34 lives broke out in the predominantly black Watts section of Los Angeles. ON THIS DATE: In 1952 Hussein bin Talal was proclaimed King of Jordan, beginning a reign lasting nearly 47 years. In 1964, the Beatles movie "A Hard Day's Night" had its U.S. premiere in New York. In 1975, the United States vetoed the proposed admission of North and South Vietnam to the United Nations, following the Security Council's refusal to consider South Korea's application. In 1984, at the Los Angeles Olympics, American runner Mary Decker fell after colliding with South African-born British competitor Zola Budd in the 3,000-meter nal; Budd nished seventh. In 1992 the Mall of America, the nation's largest shopping-entertainment center, opened in Bloomington, Minnesota. In 1997, President Bill Clinton made the rst use of the historic line-item veto, rejecting three items in spending and tax bills. (However, the U.S. Supreme Court later struck down the veto as unconstitutional.)


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