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SPORTS | B1ARE GEORGIA, BAMA ON ANOTHER COLLISION COURSE? SPORTS | B1FURYK TALKS RYDER CUP TEAM, TIGER STATE & LOCAL | A3PASTOR ROUNDING UP OPPOSITION TO CONFEDERATE STATUE @dailycommercial Facebook.com/daily.commercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Tuesday, August 14, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ...............A3 Comics ........................A8 Health ........................A10 Opinion ......................A11 Weather .....................A12 Sports ..........................B1 Volume 142, Issue 226 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Jim SaundersThe News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE … Some will vote by mail. Some will vote early. Some will go old-school and vote on the actual election day. Some wont vote at all. But slightly more than 13 mil-lion Floridians are registered to vote in advance of the Aug. 28 primary elections, according to new figures posted online by the state Division of Elections. Democrats outnumber Repub-licans, but just barely, as both parties gear up for a fierce battle in November for a U.S. Senate seat and the governors office. Here are five takeaways from the new voter-registration numbers, which reflect the primary-election book clos-ingŽ on July 30: THE BIG PICTURE: As Floridas population has contin-ued to grow, so has the number of voters, with 13,013,657 registered to cast ballots in the primaries. By comparison, 12.37 Voter registration tops 13 million in FloridaNo Party Af“ liation … or independent … voters has climbed to 3,493,494 … or about 27 percent of the electorate. That is up from slightly more than 2.91 million voters, or about 23.6 percent, during the 2016 primaries. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] By Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.comThe Lake County Education Association and Lake County School District reached agreement last week on a teacher contract for the new year.Both Superintendent Diane Kornegay and Association president Stuart Klatte charac-terized the pact as positive for the teachers and the district.This is the result of many months of long, hard and important work by the district and the LCEA for our teachers,Ž Superintendent Diane Kornegay said. I want to thank everybody who played a role in making these well-deserved pay increases possible.ŽIn order for the new agreement to take place, both the School Board and LCEA bargaining unit must take a vote on it.The School Board has said it intends to vote on the contract during its September 10 meet-ing, but the bargaining unit has yet to set a date.Highlights of the bargain include a baseline raise of $400 for teachers on performancebased payment plans, and $800 for those still on payment plans which dont shift with performance.Highly effectiveŽ teachers on Raises for teachersStudents head to class in the new classroom building at Eustis Heights Elementary School in Eustis, Fla., on May 4, 2015. [BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL] Teachers union, school district agree on new contractBy Terry SpencerThe Associated PressST. PETERSBURG „ Prose-cutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose video-recorded shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Floridas stand your groundŽ law. Michael Drejka, 47, has been charged with the July 19 death of Markeis McGlockton outside a Clearwater convenience store, Pinellas County State Attorney Bernie McCabe said. Drejka was being held at the county jail on $100,000 bail. It was unknown if he had an attorney. At a news conference Monday afternoon, relatives of McGlockton said they were pleased with the charge. I know this is going to be a long road,Ž said Michael McGlockton, the victims father. We are up for the task. I just hope for a good outcome.Ž Family attorney Michele Rayner said the ultimate goal is conviction,Ž and that she believed manslaughter was the correct charge. She also noted that Monday was bittersweet. Its little Markeis first day at school,Ž she said, referring to McGlocktons 5-year-old son. McGlocktons girlfriend, Britany Jacobs, who was seated in the couples car with two of their children, ages 3 years and 4 months, said Drejka con-fronted her for being parked in a handicapped-accessible space. McGlockton, 28, had gone into the store with young Markeis. Video shows McGlockton leaving the store and shoving Drejka to the ground. Seconds later, Drejka pulls a handgun and shoots McGlockton as he backs away. In court documents, McCabe and Pinellas sheriffs Detective George Moffett cited three other drivers who said Drejka threatened them during Stand Your Ground decision overturnedGunman who shot unarmed man in Clearwater charged by prosecutorsDrejka By Catherine Lucey And Jill ColvinThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Pres-ident Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Man-igault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings and plenty of insults „ reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain.Trump accused Man-igault Newman, the former White House liaison to black voters, as wackyŽ and not smartŽ after his former co-star revealed her recording of a phone conversation with the president during a media blitz for her new book.Beyond their war of words, the row touched on several sensitive issues in Trumps White House, including a lack of racial diversity among senior officials, security in the executive mansion, a culture that some there feel borders on paranoia and the extraordinary measures used to keep ex-employees quiet.Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges; reality TV rerun?President Donald Trump, center, is ” anked by White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, left, and then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson as he speaks during a meeting on African American History Month on Feb. 1, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. [EVAN VUCCI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, FILE] See RAISES, A5 See VOTERS, A5 See TRUMP, A5 See STAND, A5

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A2 Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com NATION & WORLDPUBLISHER Steve Skaggs: steve.skaggs@dailycommercial.com ...................352-365-8213 EXECUTIVE EDITOR Tom McNiff: tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com .........................352-365-8250 DIGITAL EDITOR, LIFESTYLES EDITOR Whitney Lehnecker: whitney.lehnecker@dailycommercial.com 352-365-8258 SPORTS EDITOR Paul Jenkins: paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com ......................352-365-8204 SPORTS WRITER Frank Jolley: frank.jolley@dailycommet.com ..............................352-365-8268 REPORTER Frank Stan“ eld: frankstan“ eld@dailycommercial.com...............352-365-8257 REPORTER Roxanne Brown: roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.com ............352-365-8266 REPORTER Payne Ray: pray@dailycommercial.com .....................................352-365-8262 YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR LAKE AND SUMTER COUNTIESPrint delivery available within the newspaper distribution area only. 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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. SUNDAY, AUG. 12 Fantasy 5: 14-19-26-29-31 MONDAY, AUG. 13 Pick 5 Afternoon: 7-9-6-8-5 Pick 4 Afternoon: 8-8-1-1 Pick 3 Afternoon: 8-7-7 Pick 2 Afternoon: 5-7LOTTERY By Gene JohnsonThe Associated PressSEATTLE „ The spectacu-lar theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee is prompting an industrywide review of how to thwart such insider security threats, though it remains unclear what steps airlines might take.This is too big a deal. Its not going to go away,Ž said Glen Winn, a former Secret Service agent who teaches in the University of Southern Californias aviation security program. Theres going to be a lot of discussion, a lot of meetings, a lot of fingerpointing, and its going to come down to: How do we stop it?ŽInvestigators are continuing to piece together how 3-year Horizon Air employee Richard Russell stole the empty Bom-bardier Q400 turboprop on Friday evening and took off on a roughly 75-minute flight, executing steep banks and even a barrel roll while being tailed by fighter jets. He finally crashed into a forested island south of Seattle.Russell was killed. No one else was hurt. In conversation with an air-traffic controller, he described himself as just a broken guy,Ž said he wasnt really planning on landingŽ the aircraft, and claimed he didnt want to hurt anyone else.Port of Seattle Commissioner Courtney Gregoire called the theft from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport truly a one-in-a-million experience,Ž but added, That doesnt mean we cant learn from it.ŽShe said airport officials have been in touch with other airports and airlines to begin to assess procedures. Sea-Tac has added security guards in the cargo area where the plane was parked when Russell stole it, she said.Were not waiting,Ž Gregoire said. We expect a national-level conversation. We expect the federal gov-ernment may have some ideas about regulation.ŽThe industry group Airlines for America confirmed it is closely reviewing the incident but would not comment further. The National Transportation Safety Board referred questions to the FBI, which has released limited information about the investigation.Theres a lot of discussion about: What does this tell us?Ž said Michael Huerta, who retired in January as head of the Federal Aviation Administra-tion. I wouldnt be surprised if the individual airlines came together with the regulators and made a decision that we need to do more.ŽPotential solutions could include additional vetting or monitoring of employees; changes in who can access the planes and when; having parked aircraft monitored by closed-circuit television or by security patrols; requiring electronic or digital passcodes to start a planes engines; or requiring locks that could pre-vent an unauthorized person from manipulating a planes throttle, experts said.Aviation professor Jeff Price of Metropolitan State Univer-sity in Denver said he expects a renewed focus on insider threats and warned that there is a real possibility Russells actions could inspire terror-ists or copycats.Countering an insider threat remains challenging, given the number of people „ caterers, mechanics, cleaning staff and others „ who have access to aircraft.Such workers already undergo background checks and drug and alcohol screen-ings. At some airports, including Sea-Tac, they are also subject to physical screenings the way passen-gers are.Russell was not believed to have had a pilots license. His responsibilities included towing and pushing aircraft for takeoff and gate approach, de-icing them and handling baggage.Many planes in service were designed decades ago and are started up by manipulating levers and switches in a certain sequence, rather than by, say, an ignition key.Experts said Russell had to have known how to start the plane, taxi and take off, but its not clear where he learned to do so. He told the air-traffic controller he didnt need much help flying because he had played video games.John Cox, a veteran pilot and aviation security expert with Washington, D.C.-based Safety Operating Systems, said that given the rarity of commercial airplane theft, there should be no rush to adopt additional measures that might bog down airlines or otherwise be counterproductive.Seattle airplane theft prompts review of security measuresThis undated image posted to Richard Russells YouTube channel shows Russell, an airline ground agent. Investigators are piecing together how Russell stole an empty commercial airplane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle, and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound in Washington. [RICHARD RUSSELL/YOUTUBE VIA AP] DATELINESDARBY, PA.SAN FRANCISCOFlood waters surround homes along West Main Street on Monday in Schuylkill Haven, Pa. Overnight rains triggered ” ash ” ooding in parts of central and eastern Pennsylvania on Monday, closing down a heavily t raveled interstate and sending water into homes in the mountainous coal regions. [DAVID MCKEOWN/REPUBLICAN-HERALD VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]In this May 14 photo, Melanie Barbeau displays photos of murder victims believed to be slain by the Golden State Killer as she leaves a hearing for suspect Joseph DeAngelo in Sacramento, Calif. Prosecutors added another murder charge Monday against a California serial killing suspect, boosting the number of victims to 13 in the Golden State Killer case. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] SACRAMENTO, CALIF.Two dead as road rage “ ght escalates to apparent homicideAuthorities are investigating a Northern California car crash that led to a fight between two men and resulted in their deaths, one by appar-ent homicide and the other after he was run over by a third car.The San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday that a fight broke out between two drivers shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday after they collided on Interstate 5 near Sacramento.California Highway Patrol spokesman Mike Zerfas says the fight escalated to a homicide.Witnesses reported one of the men hit the other with some type of weapon, ulti-mately killing him.The suspect then walked away on the highway and was then fatally struck by a car.MILANEU seeks safe harbor for ship carrying 141 rescued migrantsThe European Commission said Monday that it is in contact with a number of member states to identify a country willing to take 141 migrants picked up by a rescue ship, after the French aid groups operating the ship appealed for a safe port and Italy said Britain should take responsibility.Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee, who operate the ship Aquarius, said that the health of those rescued in two operations Friday is stable but that many are weak and malnourished. One of the smugglers boats, a small wooden craft with 25 migrants, appears to have been at sea for nearly 35 hours, the groups said. DAMASCUS, SYRIASyria vows to help refugees return, wants sanctions liftedSyrian government officials vowed Monday to ensure the safe return of refugees and urged Western countries to encourage the process by lifting sanctions.Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said the refugees return is a top priority for Damascus, adding that the Syrian government will facilitate their return by all means.Ž He added that the country would welcome any foreign assistance, provided it comes with no preconditions.Public Administration Minister Hussein Makhlouf said authorities are working to rebuild hospitals, schools and other infrastructure to help accommodate refugees. The Associated PressIN BRIEF

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DailyCommercial.com | Tuesday, August 14, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS CLERMONTReport: Man grabbed woman, fought cops at Clermont resortA man who allegedly grabbed a womans back-side at a Clermont-area resort Saturday got an angry reaction from the woman and a trip to jail from authorities. According to an arrest affidavit, the woman was checking in at the VIP desk at Summer Bay Orlando Resort on U.S. Highway 192 when a man passed behind her and touched her on the back and the rear end. An employee at the VIP desk said he saw an intoxicatedŽ man, later identified as Scott Knight, pass behind the woman and then she screamed. Sheriffs deputies went to Knights condo at the resort and met his mother outside. She permitted them inside, where they found Knight asleep in bed. They woke him and asked him to step outside so they could talk. Knight started toward the door but then stopped and repeatedly asked his mother to retrieve his voice recorder. When deputies tried to guide him outside, he resisted and began fight-ing with them. They used a Taser to finally subdue him. Knight, 41, of Hanahan, South Carolina, was charged with simple bat-tery, battery on an officer and resisting arrest with violence. EUSTISCops: Sanford man decked another outside Eustis bar EUSTIS … A Sanford man was apparently in an argumentative mood before he flattened a fellow bar patron with a punch in Eustis on Satur-day, according to an arrest report. Andrew Barfield, 34, was charged with aggravated battery after the altercation at Tillies in downtown Eustis early Saturday afternoon. The victim was taken to Florida Hospital Waterman with a deep cut on his chin and a laceration on the back of his head. The victim and witnesses provided vague accounts of what occurred in the seconds leading up to the fight, but one woman said the men were talking and the victim, identified only as Brian, told Barfield he was from Wisconsin, then Barfield called him a Yankee. Barfield then asked his girlfriend to hold his drink and knocked Brian to the ground with a punch. Barfield, who is listed as 6 foot 6 and 235 lbs., told police that he confronted some patrons inside Tillies who were being loud and obnoxious while only speaking Spanish.Ž He then went outside to catch his breath. He said Brian followed and began to yell at him for scolding the Hispanic customers. He claims Brian swung at him first and missed before he punched him.By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … Voters in this years primary election can pick a new circuit judge for the Fifth Judicial Circuit, which includes Lake, Sumter, Hernando, Marion and Citrus counties.Edward Spaight and Don Barbee are running for the seat being vacated by retiring Judge Patricia Thomas of Citrus County.Spaight and his family moved to Citrus County in 2009 to work for the Public Defenders office. He is now chief assistant public defender in Citrus. He has worked as a researcher for the New York Labor Depart-ment, practiced corporate, civil and family law in Maine and was a college business professor.Barbee is the Hernando County clerk of court. He practiced law in Tampa for governments, is a former police officer and FBI agent, assistant state attorney and adjunct col-lege professor. He was elected clerk in 2012. Barbee said his breadth of experienceŽ makes him the best candidate.The clerks office is the face of the court system. If you have a problem you dont call a judge, you call my people,Ž Barbee said.Spaight says he is the best experience.One word: experience. I have been a practicing attorney for 17 years,Ž he said. I represent real people with real problems. He was a prosecutor and a court administrator.ŽThe winner of the election will be assigned to Hernando County. Circuit judges are sometimes assigned to other counties in the circuit.Former FBI agent, public defender to square o in judge raceBarbee Spaight By Christine SextonNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ The two main Republican candidates battling for Florida governor have a simple message when it comes to health care: Just say no to Obamacare.Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis have been highly critical of the Affordable Care Act and have vowed to oppose any effort to use the federal law to expand Medicaid to cover uninsured Floridians.The Republican-controlled Legislature has twice in recent years debated, but ultimately rejected, proposals to expand coverage to an estimated 700,000 Floridians, and incoming House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, remains opposed to an expansion.Im glad that Florida made the right decision for our kids and our grandkids by not swallowing what Obamacare was trying to push down Flor-idas throat, Putnam said during a debate last week.While Medicaid „ the main health care safety-net program for poor people „ commands a huge share of the state budget, the Republican candidates have not provided in-depth details about what they would do with the program if elected. And despite criticism of Obamacare, their election websites do not mention health care or if they would take actions to expand health coverage.Putnam, who during the debate said that health care is not a right,Ž said the state should make sure that it ought to be patient-centered,Ž as well Putnam, DeSantis campaign against ObamacareDeSantis Putnam By Dara KamThe News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE … Jane Fonda. Alec Baldwin. Tom Steyer. George Soros. Norman Lear.The star-studded endorse-ments Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has snagged in his quest to become Floridas first black governor go on and on, capped by progres-sive patriarch U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.But while the celebrity support may translate into desperately needed cash, Gil-lums also banking on ginning up excitement among folks he says Florida Democrats have ignored or taken for granted far too long.It hasnt worked,Ž Gillum said in a recent telephone interview, referring to the partys approach.Its a mantra Gillum … who cut his political teeth as Florida A&M University student-body president and, at 23, became the youngest person ever elected to the Tallahassee City Commission … repeats often on the debate stage and on the campaign trail.Gillum, along with his four primary opponents, fre-quently note that Democrats have been shut out of the governors mansion for two decades.And, even though hes trailing in the polls and in fundraising while some of his opponents have blanketed airwaves and mailboxes lead-ing up to the Aug. 28 primary election, Gillum insists that unabashedly leaning to the left is a winning strategy.Gillum points out that his party has lost each of the last two governors races by fewer than 70,000 votes, despite having what he described as good candidatesŽ he actively worked to help elect.What we have failed to do is to turn out the very base Liberals seek path to governors mansionBy Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown @dailycommercial.comTAVARES … Pastor Mike Watkins has spent the last 17 years behind the pulpit at Friendship C.M.E. Church in Tavares trying to bring people together.Today, he's worried that his job will be made more difficult by the arrival in the near future of a a nine-foot-tall statue of Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, and he wants support from the Tavares City Council to stop it.This county has a history of some terrible thingsdating back to the days of Sheriff Willis McCall and everything he did, espe-cially to African American people and families of that time,Ž Watkins said. We have been making steps for-ward away from that kind of racism andhatred for years, so why would we want to start moving backwards now?ŽI really feel bringing something like this in would be very insensitive to the hurts that people have experienced here. Its some-thing that would simply serve to remind us of those times.ŽOn Wednesday, Watkins will ask Tavares City Council members to pass a resolution in opposition to the statue being placed at the Lake County History Museum, just a few blocks from City Hall. He will also be asking that the resolution be forwarded to the Lake County Historical Society Board, which is bringing the statue here.Statue ghtPastor rounding up support to block Confederate statueConfederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith was born in St. Augustine in 1824 and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1845. In 1861, he resigned from the Army and joined the Confederate forces. [COURTESY OF THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL] See CAMPAIGN, A4 See STATUE, A4See LIBERALS, A4

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A4 Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com F unera l S ervices Claude Elvin Locke, 92, of Fruitland Park, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018. He is survived by his daughter, Linda (David) Caudill, 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Graveside service will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 1:00pm. Online condolences may be left at www. beyersfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL. Claude Elvin Locke IN MEMORY By Mesfin FekaduThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Fans and friends, including Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott, offered prayers and well wishes to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is seriously ill.A person close to Franklin, who spoke on the condition of anonym-ity because the person was not allowed to pub-licly talk about the topic, told The Associated Press on Monday that the singer is seriously ill. No more details were provided.Carey, who considers Franklin one of her biggest influences, wrote on Twitter that she is praying for the Queen of Soul.Ž Missy Elliott said that the public has to celebrate iconic artists before they die.So many (of them) have given us decades of Timeless music,Ž the rapper wrote on Twitter.Mark Frost, Andy Cohen and Ciara also posted about Franklin, who is considered one of the greatest singers of all-time and is known for hits like RespectŽ and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.Ž Franklin, who had bat-tled undisclosed health issues in recent years, canceled planned concerts earlier this year after she was ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest up. She was originally scheduled to perform on her 76th birthday in March in Newark, New Jersey, and at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festi-val in April.Last year, the icon announced her plans to retire, saying she would perform at some select things.Ž One of those select events was a gala for Elton Johns 25th anniversary of his AIDS foundation in November in New York City, where Franklin closed the event with a collection of songs including I Say a Little PrayerŽ and Freeway.ŽAbdul DukeŽ Fakir, the lone surviving origi-nal member of the Four Tops, told the AP on Monday morning they have been very closeŽ for decades and their most recent conversa-tion was about a week ago by phone. Fakir said they talked after Franklin had stopped by his Detroit house when he wasnt there.She was telling me she rides around the city every now and then „ she talks about how beautiful it is again,Ž Fakir said. We were reminiscing about how blessed we were „ only a couple two of us are around from that era. We were just kind of reminiscing about the good times we had.ŽFakir, who calls Frank-lin baby sisŽ because hes older than she is by six years, said despite her health troubles she was talking about the future.ŽShe talked about this great, big special she was going to have in New York, with all her great friends performing,Ž he said. It made me feel good as well „ she was still hoping and wishing and dreaming as we do in this business.ŽAP Source: Soul icon Aretha Franklin is seriously illAretha Franklin performs at the world premiere of Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our LivesŽ April 19, 2017, at Radio City Music Hall, during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, in New York. [PHOTO BY CHARLES SYKES/INVISION/AP, FILE] as market-drivenŽ and transparent.ŽHe added that he would be in favor of adding a work requirement for any able-bodied person seek-ing public assistance.DeSantis has echoed Putnams comments.Im going to seek a waiver from Obamacare so we can actually have patient-centered, market-based insurance and protect people with preexisting conditions,Ž DeSantis said. We can do it, but weve got to be reform-minded.ŽDeSantis, who has been endorsed by Oliva, also said he would support efforts to claw back money from Florida hos-pitals that treat Medicaid patients. Taking a page from current Gov. Rick Scott, DeSantis said hos-pitals were responsible for outrageous charges.ŽThe positions on Med-icaid expansion put Putnam and DeSantis in stark contrast to the five Democratic gubernato-rial candidates, who have made expansion a part of their platforms. Moreover, Democrats have called health care a right. Alan Levine, who was a top health-care official in Florida under former Gov. Jeb Bush, said voters should not assume that the two Republicans wouldnt prioritize health care because they are unwilling to declare it a right.He noted that both have supported healthcare proposals while they served in Congress. Putnam was in Congress before getting elected agriculture commissioner in 2010, while DeSantis is finishing his third term in Washington.The fundamental issue boils down to a deep mis-trust of the structure of Medicaid, the federal nature of it, and a concern about a shift from private market-based approaches to coverage toward what looks to many as a move-ment toward more federal control of health care, Levine said. In a Repub-lican primary, thats a safe position for Repub-lican candidates to take ...The obvious challenge is that most people do believe that when someone is sick, it is compassionate to make sure they get the care they need, Levine added. In a general election, the candidates need to clarify about how they view this issue.ŽMore than 1.7 million Florida residents enrolled in a federal insurance exchange, created under the Affordable Care Act, to buy health policies this year. Ninety percent of them are receiving some sort of discounts to help offset the costs of the cov-erage, according to federal data.Former Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said health insurance is a critical issue for families because it plays into the everyday pocketbooks of FloridiansŽ and families across the country.McCarty, who was insurance commissioner for 13 years and worked for three different Republican governors, said he antici-pated the health insurance market to deteriorate now that the individual mandateŽ to purchase health insurance is being eliminated.McCarty, a Republican, said that without a mandate, healthier people wont buy insurance, leaving only the sicker people to purchase Obamacare plans in the federal exchange. That, he told The News Service of Florida, could potentially collapse the system.ŽIts absolutely going to come to a head,Ž McCarty said. Meanwhile, despite the limited focus on health care by the two Republican candidates, each of them has picked up support from parts of the industry.DeSantis recently won the backing of the Florida Medical Association, the powerful group that rep-resents 22,000 doctors in the state.The FMA PAC is proud to be the first statewide association to endorse Congressman Ron DeSantis as Floridas next governor,Ž FMA Political Action Committee Presi-dent Mike Patete said in astatement. We believe he is a true friend of medi-cine ƒ.ŽWhile DeSantis may have the FMAs endorse-ment, Putnam, to date, has received the most money from the healthcare industry, according to an analysis of contri-bution data that includes occupation listings.Putnam has received more than $1 million from contributors involved in the industry. DeSantis has taken in roughly $700,000, which includes a $250,000 check from physician Miriam Adelson, the wife of gam-bling magnate Sheldon Adelson. CAMPAIGNFrom Page A3This comes after a successful bid by the museums curator, Bob Grenier, who also serves as a Tavares city council-man, to bring the statue here from Statuary Hall in Washington, where it has resided as a representative of Florida for 100 years. The statue is being replaced by one of Mary McLeod Bethune, a civil rights activist and founder of Bethune-Cookman College. Grenier previously said the statue, due to arrive in abouta year, would be located in the museums military veterans gallery and not in the lobby hitting people in the face.ŽA former Historical Society presidenttoldthe Daily Commercial thatthe statue would be displayed as a historic and artistic artifact and not as a call for bigotry.To Watkins, it would be a divisive attraction no matter where it sits because of what the statues namesake rep-resents and what he stood for. Watkins said Smith was a member of the Klu Klux Klan and was one of the last members of the Confederate Army to sur-render in the fight against slavery. Additionally, Watkins said Smith does not even have any ties to Lake County.He was born in St. Augustine.This is an effort to bring everyone in our community together, not to divide us any further or hurt anyone or any organization. This statue would only divide us,Ž Watkins said. It would send a message to this community that things have not changed and I certainly hope they have.ŽWatkins said he and others have plans to speak with the Tavares and Lake County Historical Society boards and a committee thats been put in place to consider common ground regarding placement of the statue.He wasone of themanypeople who spoke to Lake County Commissioners about the statue last month. Watkins saidhe is not the leader of these efforts but has been involved in invitingother city and church leaders to speak up.Tavares Mayor Lori Pfister looks forward to hearing what Watkins and anyone else has to say on the matter."I'm one that likes to hear both sides of any issue.I will make an informed decision once I hear everything that's presented," Pfister said.Watkins said others like himself plan on approaching city councils throughout Lake County to gather more opposition to the statue.I am a concerned pastor, a concerned citizen that has done a little homework on the matter. There may be others who are doing more or doing something different to get their points across, but the main thing is that we all are with the common goal of keeping this statue out of Tavares and trying to find ways we can help do that.Bad things happen when people sit back and let it.Ž STATUEFrom Page A3of voters that we need if we want to win. Theyre largely black voters, brown voters, younger voters and poor voters,Ž he said.But, the mayor concedes, those voters are also a different and dif-ficult constituency to motivate and organize,Ž especially because they tend to stay home during midterm elections like the one at hand.Thats where grassroots aid comes in from groups like NextGen, which targets young voters; the Florida Immi-grant Rights Coalition; Color of Change; New Florida Majority; and a slew of other organiza-tions that target minority voters.Despite being outspent, Gillum believes his appeal to minority voters could boost him to victory in a state that twice supported Barack Obama for president.Theres no reason I should even be breathing in this race. I get that. But in spite of that, I honestly feel like we have momen-tum at our backs as we go into this final stretch,Ž Gillum said in a recent telephone interview en route to a campaign event in South Florida.Gillums opposition includes Palm Beach bil-lionaire Jeff Greene and former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, who are both largely self-funding their campaigns.Hes also up against the frontrunner in the race, former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, who earned the distrust of progressive voters during her single term representing a North Florida district in Congress. Progressive critics say she crossed party lines too often and supported the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.Among far-left voters, Gillum is battling against Winter Park entrepreneur Chris King, a Democratic gubernatorial hopeful who is also largely spending his own money and whos doggedly chasing the progressive mantle.Gillums plan is to cap-ture a majority of white progressives and the bulk of black voters, a coali-tion he believes could nail down the nomination.If all I got was progressives and 70 per-cent of the black vote, that would be enough to get us to about 42 percent of the vote,Ž he said, adding he believes the winner of the Democratic primary would capture at most 35 percent of the vote.But Matt Isbell, a data consultant whos supporting Graham, said Gillums calculus is flawed. According to Isbell, recent polls show Gillum with a maximum of 30 percent support among black voters, far shy of the 70 percent the mayor is counting on less than two weeks from the primary election.Does he have the time and the money, with early voting starting up? Im just skeptical about it. If they pull it off, it will be quite the story,Ž Isbell said.Gillums position as mayor of a city that has been the target of a lengthy FBI investigation into public corruption is another albatross.Gillum insists that he is not the target of the fed-eral probe, but admits his longtime friendship with Adam Corey, a lobbyist who appears to be at the center of the investigation, and a trip to Costa Rica in which Gillum paid cash for his share of a rental house shared with Corey and others, have made him a subject of scrutiny.The mayor maintains hes done nothing illegal.Ive asked people to measure me only by what my actions have been,Ž he said.Susan Smith, chair-woman of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, said Gillum gen-erates enthusiasm among base voters, something other Democrats lack.He brings an excitement to the race that I dont think we feel (with) the other candidates. He is a progressive, and he always has been a progressive and hes never shied away from that, and hes saying the things we need to hear if we want to make Florida a better place,Ž Smith said in a recent interview.Gillum also injects boldnessŽ into the campaigns, something progressives are hungry for, according to Smith.We want some bold, forceful ideas from the candidates. Andrew has always had that. Plus, he just has a depth of knowledge on issues that surprises me some-times,Ž she said. LIBERALSFrom Page A3Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, left, businessman Chris King, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, far right, listen during a gubernatorial debate ahead of the Democratic primary for governor in Miramar. [AP FILE]

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DailyCommercial.com | Tuesday, August 14, 2018 A5the performance-based plans will receive an extra $1,078, and effectiveŽ teachers will earn $808.Additionally, stipends will go out to teachers in Title I schools and Differential Accountability schools at $500 and $250 respectively.Other stipends will be dispersed in $750 increments for those teaching subjects in critical short-ageŽ areas like calculus, physics, and chemistry.In order to apply these raises to the 2018-2019 school year, Lake County Schools will be using a teachers highest rating between the past two years to evaluate raises retroactively.The district began negotiating with the union on July 28, 2017. Negotiations took a great deal of time, but both parties left the table sat-isfied with the contract and the work it took to get there.To be a public school teacher in Florida is fraught with many chal-lenges,Ž Klatte said. By working collaboratively, the bargaining teams overcame the challenges and delivered a fair con-tract with increased compensation and language that will enhance working conditions.ŽThe new compensation plan is a $5 million addi-tion to teacher salaries.Kornegay made room for the package on the current budget by cutting other areas, committing to the idea that attracting and holding onto skilled teachers is the best way to improve Lake County Schools.We want to do every-thing we can to recruit and retain the best teach-ers for our students,Ž Kornegay said. RAISESFrom Page A1million were registered to vote in the 2016 primaries, and 11.8 million were registered to vote in the 2014 primaries. Registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans, but not by a lot … 4,839,434 to 4,594,133. While both parties have seen registration increases since the 2016 primaries, the Democratic margin is about the same as it was two years ago. NO LABELS, PLEASE: Voters who arent registered with the Democratic or Republican parties wont be able to cast bal-lots in many primary races, including the marquee race for governor. But that hasnt stopped the trend of Floridians ditching the donkeys and the elephants and registering no party affiliation.Ž The total of so-called NPA voters has climbed to 3,493,494 … or about 27 percent of the electorate. That is up from slightly more than 2.91 million voters, or about 23.6 percent, during the 2016 primaries. DEMOCRATIC DOM-INANCE: Conventional wisdom has long held that Democrats look to South Florida when they need votes. And theres good reason for that: MiamiDade County has 586,648 registered Democrats, Bro-ward County has 577,248, and Palm Beach County has 387,445 … nearly a third of all of the registered Demo-crats in the state. Its also no wonder that Democrats focus on the Orlando area. In Orange and Osceola counties, reg-istered Democrats now outnumber Republicans by 161,000 voters. With both parties focusing heavily this year on attracting Hispanic voters, Democrats also hold about a 100,000-voter edge in Orange and Osceola among Latinos. GOP HEAVEN: Registered Republicans are outnumbered by Democrats in each of the seven most-populated counties … Broward, Duval, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Orange, Palm Beach and Pinellas (though the GOP trails by fewer than, 1,000 voters in Pinellas.) But the GOP has been successful for the past two decades, at least in part, because it has dominated regions such as North Florida, Southwest Florida and many subur-ban areas. The new numbers bear that out. For example, in Northwest Florida, regis-tered Republicans make up more than half of the voters in Bay, Holmes, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton and Washington counties. The same holds true in North-east Florida in Baker, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns coun-ties. It also goes for Sumter County, which is home to much of the massive Villages retirement com-munity, and Collier County in Southwest Florida. DONT FORGET THE LITTLE GUYS: Much of the attention during this years campaign focuses on candidates going to large media markets and party strongholds as they try to amass votes. But the new registration numbers also give a glimpse of smaller, rural counties that can get lost in the debate. Nine counties … Calhoun, Dixie, Franklin, Glades, Hamilton, Jeffer-son, Lafayette, Liberty and Union counties … each have fewer than 10,000 registered voters. The smallest are Lafayette, with 4,312 voters, and Liberty, with 4,365, followed by Glades, with 6,751. Registered Democrats outnumber Republicans in each of the nine counties, though GOP President Donald Trump carried all of the counties in 2016. VOTERSFrom Page A1In reaching an agreement with the teachers union, Superintendent Diane Kornegay said, We want to do everything we can to recruit and retain the best teachers for our students.Ž [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] Democrats still outnumber Republicans in Florida, but not by much … about 4.8 million to 4.6 million. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] In an unusual admission, Trump acknowledged that the public sparring was perhaps beneath a person in his position, tweeting that he knew it was not presidentialŽ to take on a lowlife like Omarosa.Ž But he added: This is a modern day form of com-munication and I know the Fake News Media will be working overtime to make even Wacky Omarosa look legitimate as possible. Sorry!ŽThe dispute has been building for days as Man-igault Newman promotes her memoir Unhinged,Ž which comes out officially on Tuesday. The book paints a damning picture of Trump, includ-ing her claim that he used racial slurs on the set of his reality show The Apprentice.ŽIn a series of inter-views on NBC, Manigault Newman also revealed two audio recordings from her time at the White House, including portions of a recording of her firing by chief of staff John Kelly, which she says occurred in the high-security Situation Room, and a phone call with Trump after she was fired.Trump officials and a number of outside critics denounced the recordings as a serious breach of ethics and security „ and White House aides worried about what else Manigault Rosa may have captured in the West Wing.The latest tape record-ing appears to show Trump expressing surprise about her firing, saying nobody even told me about it.Ž But Manigault Newman said he probably instructed General Kelly to do it.ŽOn Twitter Trump declared on Monday that she had been fired for the last time,Ž a reference to her appearances on his reality TV show. He said Kelly had called her a loser & nothing but problems,Ž but he himself had tried to save her job „ because he liked her public comments about him.I told him to try working it out, if possible, because she only said GREAT things about me until she got fired!Ž Trump tweeted.Responding on NBC, Manigault Newman said: I think its sad that with all the things thats going on in the country that he would take time out to insult me and to insult my intelligence.Ž TRUMPFrom Page A1 confrontations that preceded his run-in with McGlockton. Two of them said he displayed a gun. A black man who drives a septic truck told Moffett he parked in the same handicapped-accessible spot three months before McGlocktons shooting, the documents show. The man said Drejka began yelling at him and said he would shoot him. The driver said he left, but as he pulled away Drejka shouted racial slurs. The mans boss told Moffett that Drejka later called, telling him that he was lucky he didnt blow his employees head off.Ž In separate 2012 cases, drivers reported that Drejka waved a gun at them during road rage confrontations. In both cases, officers stopped Drejka and found a gun in his car, but he denied showing it to the other drivers. McGlockton family attorney Benjamin Crump „ who gained national prominence representing the family of Trayvon Martin after the black teens fatal shooting by a Hispanic man in 2012 „ said in a statement Monday its about timeŽ Drejka was arrested. The family, civil rights groups and others had been holding protests demanding he be charged, saying if Drejka had been black and McGlockton white, dep-uties would have arrested Drejka immediately or shot him. This self-appointed wannabe cop attempted to hide behind Stand Your Ground to defend his indefensible actions, but the truth has finally cut through the noise,Ž Crump said. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri originally declined to charge Drejka, saying one day after the shooting that the man was protected by Flori-das stand-your-ground law. The sheriff passed the case to prosecutors for a final decision. The law says people can use deadly force if they believe they are in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm and have no obligation to retreat. Under a change made by the Legislature last year, if a suspect raises a standyour-ground defense, prosecutors must prove the law doesnt apply. Gualtieri said in a statement Monday that he supported McCabes decision. STANDFrom Page A1

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A6 Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Mary Clare JalonickThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Peter Strzok, a longtime FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, has been fired by the agency, his lawyer said Monday.The FBI had been reviewing Strzoks employment after the politically charged text messages were discovered last year. President Donald Trumps allies have seized on the texts, saying they show the investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia is tainted by political bias.Strzok was fired late Friday by FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich, said his lawyer, Aitan Goelman. He said the 21-year veteran of the FBI was removed because of political pressure and to punish Special Agent Strzok for political speech protected by the First Amendment.ŽGoelman also said the FBI had overruled the agencys Office of Professional Respon-sibility, which he said had determined that a 60-day suspension and demotion from supervisory duties was the appropriate punishment.ŽThe FBI had no immediate comment.Strzok, who exchanged text messages with FBI lawyer Lisa Page, vigorously defended himself at a combative House hearing in July that spanned 10 hours. Strzok repeatedly insisted the texts, including ones in which he called Trump a disaster,Ž did not reflect political bias and had not infected his work.Texts between the two included their observations of the 2016 election and criticism of Trump. They used words like idiot,Ž loathsome,Ž menaceŽ and disasterŽ to describe him. In one text four days before the election, Page told Strzok that the American presidential election, and thus, the state of the world, actually hangs in the balance.ŽIn another text, Page wrote Strzok in August 2016: (Trumps) not ever going to become president, right? Right?!ŽStrzok responded: No. No he wont. Well stop it.ŽStrzok worked on the early stages of the Russia investiga-tion in 2016 and worked on the special counsels team for a few months after Robert Mueller was appointed in May 2017.Strzok was also a lead investigator on the probe into Democrat Hillary Clintons email sever in 2016. An internal Justice Department report issued in June blamed Strzok and Page for creating an appearance of impropriety through their texts but found the outcome of the Clinton investigation was not marred by bias. Clinton was cleared in the probe.Republicans were livid during the July hearing, which several times devolved into a partisan shouting match. Democrats accused Republicans of trying to divert attention from Muellers investigation and Trumps ties to Russia by focusing on Strzok.Trump, who has repeatedly taken aim at Strzok, said in a tweet Monday that Strzok is one of many bad play-ersŽ in the FBI and the Justice Department.It is a total Hoax,Ž Trump said of the Russia investigation. No Collusion, No Obstruction I just fight back!ŽThere is no indication that the probe will be dropped.The president also tweeted that the Clinton investigation was a total fraud on the American public and should be properly redone!ŽHouse Republicans cheered Strzoks firing, with House Majority Leader Kevin McCar-thy saying on Twitter that it was long overdue.ŽNorth Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows, one of the leading critics of the FBI investigations, said Strzok was fired because of what his own written words plainly showed: he was willing to use his official FBI position to try and stop President Trump from getting elected. He tarnished the FBIs sterling reputation and severely damaged public trust in an institution where trust is paramount.ŽFBI res Peter Strzok in wake of text messagesFBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok is seated to testify before the the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing on Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election,Ž July 12, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. [EVAN VUCCI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]By Robert BurnsThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. Thats raising questions about the viability of the American game plan for ending a war that began when some of the current U.S. troops were in diapers.A Taliban assault on Ghazni, a key city linking areas of Tali-ban influence barely 75 miles from Kabul, has killed about 100 Afghan security forces and 20 civilians since Friday, the Afghan Defense Ministry said. That has demonstrated the militants ability to attack, if not hold, a strategic center on the nations main highway, and highlighted the vulnerability of Afghan security forces.In a reminder that U.S. troops and their families are paying a heavy price, even with Afghan forces in the lead combat role, the Pentagon announced Monday that a 36-year-old soldier, Staff Sgt. Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion of Waikoloa, Hawaii, died Sunday of wounds sustained on a combat patrol in the Helmand province.Against that turbulent back-drop, some wonder whether President Donald Trump can resist pulling the plug on a war in which the U.S. is still spend-ing $4 billion-plus a year just to keep Afghan forces afloat. He said when he introduced his strategy on Aug. 21, 2017, that his instinct was to withdraw entirely.Fighting across the country has intensified in recent weeks despite a fleeting outbreak of peace earlier in the summer. Taliban and the Afghan government called separate, briefly overlapping, national cease fires in June, and the administration has made its own contact with the Taliban in hopes of nudging them into talks with Kabul.The strategy revisits an approach that was tried, and failed, under President Barack Obama: increasing military pressure to push the Taliban into peace negotiations with the Afghan government. Signs point to Trump pressing ahead; he is about to send a new Army general, Scott Miller, to take charge of the U.S.-led coali-tion in Kabul.David Sedney, who has worked on Afghan issues as a civilian, including multiple years in Kabul and at the Pen-tagon, since the war began in October 2001, said he believes the chances for peace are the best theyve been.That doesnt mean theyre great,Ž he said in an interview. It just means theyre better.ŽAmong the meaningful fac-tors at play, Sedney says, is Trumps announcement a year ago that the U.S. would no longer set time limits on its military support for Afghanistan. This introduced an element of uncertainty for the Taliban, he said. On the other hand, the current U.S. push to draw Taliban leaders into peace negotiations with Kabul must succeed soon, he said, or risk following the failed path of previous efforts.Trump also gave the U.S. military more leeway to attack the Taliban, and a few thousand additional U.S. troops were sent to Afghanistan this year as part of an effort to improve the effectiveness of training and advising Afghan ground forces, while also developing a small Afghan air force. The battlefield results have been mixed, however, as the Taliban have managed to preserve their influence in numerous districts.Early in 2018 the U.S. military declared Afghanistan to be its top combat priority, supplanting the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Key U.S. warplanes, including A-10 ground attack aircraft, were switched to Afghanistan, and the Penta-gon introduced a newly formed outfit called a Security Force Assistance Brigade of U.S. sol-diers assigned to help Afghan forces closer to the battlefield.With Ghazni under threat, the U.S. has dispatched military advisers to assist the Afghan forces in retaking the besieged city, and has launched airstrikes.Taliban o ensive exposes fragile US hopes for Afghan peaceAfghan security personnel patrol in the city of Ghazni province west of Kabul, Afghanistan. A Taliban assault on Ghazni, a key city linking areas of Taliban in” uence barely 75 miles from Kabul, has killed about 100 Afghan policemen and soldiers since Friday, the Afghan Defense Ministry said. [MOHAMMAD ANWAR DANISHYAR/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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Retailers like The Gap and Target have hopped aboard.HORSHAM, PA.White House called toxins PR nightmareThe Environmental Protection Agency is being urged to do more about contaminants turning up in public water systems in dozens of states.The agency is holding listening sessions around the country this summer on the contaminants, known as PFAS. They were used in nonstick cookware, stain-resistant carpets, fast-food wrappers and fire-fighting foam.The Trump administration called the contamination a potential public relations nightmareŽ after federal toxicology studies found that some of the compounds are more hazardous than previ-ously acknowledged. The Associated Press In this June 15, 2017, photo, people walk inside the Oculus, the new transit station at the World Trade Center in New York. Data collection practices of tech “ rms are increasingly under the microscope. An Associated Press investigation shows that using Google services on Android devices and iPhones allows the search giant to record your whereabouts as you go about your day. [FRANK FRANKLIN II/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]By Ryan NakashimaThe Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO „ Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if youve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so. Computer-science researchers at Princeton confirmed these findings at the APs request.For the most part, Google is upfront about asking permission to use your location information. An app like Google Maps will remind you to allow access to location if you use it for navigating. If you agree to let it record your location over time, Google Maps will display that history for you in a timelineŽ that maps out your daily movements.Storing your minute-by-minute travels carries privacy risks and has been used by police to determine the location of suspects „ such as a warrant that police in Raleigh, North Carolina, served on Google last year to find devices near a murder scene. So the company will let you pauseŽ a setting called Location History.Google says that will prevent the company from remembering where youve been. Googles support page on the sub-ject states: You can turn off Location History at any time. With Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored.ŽThat isnt true. Even with Location History paused, some Google apps automatically store time-stamped location data without asking. (Its possible, although labori-ous, to delete it .)For example, Google stores a snapshot of where you are when you merely open its Maps app. Automatic daily weather updates on Android phones pinpoint roughly where you are. And some searches that have noth-ing to do with location, like chocolate chip cookies,Ž or kids sci-ence kits,Ž pinpoint your precise latitude and longitude „ accurate to the square foot „ and save it to your Google account.The privacy issue affects some two bil-lion users of devices that run Googles Android operating software and hundreds of millions of worldwide iPhone users who rely on Google for maps or search.Google says it is being perfectly clear.There are a number of different ways that Google may use location to improve peoples experience, including: Location History, Web and App Activity, and through device-level Location Services,Ž a Google spokesperson said in a statement to the AP.To stop Google from saving these location markers, the company says, users can turn off another setting, one that does not specifically reference location information. Called Web and App ActivityŽ and enabled by default, that setting stores a variety of infor-mation from Google apps and websites to your Google account.When paused, it will prevent activity on any device from being saved to your account. But leav-ing Web & App ActivityŽ on and turning Location HistoryŽ off only prevents Google from adding your movements to the time-line,Ž its visualization of your daily travels. It does not stop Googles collection of other location markers.AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or notHow to prevent further trackingOn iOS: If you use Google Maps, adjust your location setting to While UsingŽ the app; this will prevent the app from accessing your location when its not active. Go to Settings Privacy Location Services and from there select Google Maps to make the adjustment. In the Safari web browser, consider using a search engine other than Google. Under Settings Safari Search Engine, you can “ nd other options like Bing or DuckDuckGo. You can turn location off while browsing by going to Settings Privacy Location Services Safari Websites, and turn this to Never.Ž On Android: Under the main settings icon click on Security & location.Ž Scroll down to the PrivacyŽ heading. Tap Location.Ž You can toggle it off for the entire device. Use App-level permissionsŽ to turn off access to various apps. Unlike the iPhone, there is no setting for While Using.Ž You cannot turn off Google Play services, which supplies your location to other apps if you leave that service on. Sign in as a guestŽ on your Android device by swiping down from top and tapping the downwardfacing caret, then again on the torso icon.The Associated Press

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CLASSIC PEANUTS HEATHCLIFF DENNIS THE MENACE FAMILY CIRCUS LUANN MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM BEETLE BAILEY ZITS GARFIELD FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE B.C. ROSE IS ROSE DILBERT SHOE PICKLES PHANTOM BLONDIE BABY BLUES HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH COMICS A8 Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com

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DailyCommercial.com | Tuesday, August 14, 2018 A9DEAR ABBY: I'm a 35-year-old gay man who has been in a serious relationship for ve years. During the last year, my signicant other, "Grady," has grown very close with a female co-worker of mine he met at my ofce party. (I'll call her Tina.) They have become inseparable, and when they aren't hanging out, he's constantly texting and calling her. At rst I didn't have a problem with it, but lately I'm getting some strange vibes. Grady always said he was never attracted to women, but I have caught him ogling Tina when she's at our pool in her bikini. He acts like a jealous boyfriend when men approach her and even ran off a couple she briey dated. Yesterday there was a re in the building where I work, and everyone was forced to evacuate. Last night I discovered that when Grady heard it on the radio, he left his job to come and get Tina and drive her home. Not once did he attempt to contact me to see how I was doing. When I confronted him, he argued that Tina doesn't have a car (which is true), and said he was worried because she's "just a kid." But, Abby, she's NOT a kid. Tina is 25 years old and capable of calling a taxi or asking for a ride. I told him that rather than leave work, he could have called me and asked me to drive her home. Later he admitted that she hadn't tried to contact him -that his worry drove him to come and get her, which indicates to me that something more is going on. Am I overreacting like he says, or should I be worried I'm about to lose my man? -JEALOUS IN TEXAS DEAR JEALOUS: Grady does seem xated on Tina. I have heard of straight men repressing their homosexual feelings until they are middle-aged, so I suppose it's possible for a gay man to discover that he's bisexual. That said, I'm not sure you are overreacting. Whether Tina is a threat to your relationship only he can answer. If Grady is willing to go with you, relationship counseling should be available at your nearest gay and lesbian community center. I suggest this because the two of you may need an unbiased referee to prevent an honest conversation about your feelings from degenerating into an argument.DEAR ABBY: My in-laws (whom I love) stay with us twice a year and we entertain them while they're here. Whenever they are in town, my husband's ex-wife insists on meeting them for lunch. It has been 10 years since my husband and his ex were divorced. They have adult children. Her inclusion hurts my feelings, and I suspect my in-laws are just afraid of hurting the ex's feelings. She is remarried, too. How would you feel? -TIRED OF IT IN TENNESSEE DEAR TIRED: I would feel less threatened than you apparently do, and this is how I would handle it: I'd keep the visit positive, and realize the ex is ancient history. I would not let her presence ruin the visit. Your in-laws are adults. If they didn't want to see her, they would nd a way to tell her that they couldn't t her in. If necessary, I would also remind myself that their having lunch with her has nothing to do with the relationship they have with me, which is what I recommend you do. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2018:This year you open up to many new ideas and different people. You explore another segment of life that you have not been exposed to. Travel could play a signicant role in your year. You will expose yourself to an eye-opening experience. If you are single, your next sweetie could come from your experiences and consequent growth. If you are attached, the experience you seek will be shared by your signicant other. Though you might not be growing at the same rate, these new experiences will feed your relationship. LIBRA adores you.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You are playful and full of zip after a somber morning. You wonder why you go through these ups and downs. Sometimes when you are depressed, the cause can be rage turned inward. Unearthing this uncomfortable feeling might be the right move. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You tend to be gracious and caring. You might have a difcult time smiling through a hassle, especially as the situation could be handled at the drop of a hat. Honor a fast-changing situation, and stay up to date on what is happening. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You open up to several different options, though a key person in your life might minimize the importance of them. Do not allow this persons attitude to get to you. Remain optimistic. You could become very strongwilled about what you need. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Stay centered and direct in your dealings. A question might arise that gives you cause to think and evaluate. Do not react automatically to a difcult person. Instead, choose to be gracious and willing to move in a new direction. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You have a habit of sometimes being overly content while everyone else gets tense, grumpy or difcult. In fact, someone might be irritated by your continually upbeat attitude, as he or she simply cannot relate. Be supportive of this person. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Nothing is impossible. You often create barriers. You could retreat from a perceived restriction. If nances are involved, double-check your accounts against what you are hearing. Be discriminating and cautious. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You could be overwhelmed by what is happening. You would like to see others mesh more easily. Recognize your limits. You can do only so much. Be your cheerful self, and any heaviness will depart, though perhaps not as fast as you would like. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You might hear whispering and see others looking at you. This behavior might make you somewhat uncomfortable. Your strength and sense of direction can take you through any hassle, but do you want this type of behavior to go on? SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Your sunny side emerges. You share a lot of different information and seem more open to others. A friend might enjoy this side of your multifaceted personality. Do not allow a feeling of insecurity to affect what could be a fun day with a friend. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You might want to clear up a problem ASAP. You will feel better and function on a higher level as a result. A boss eyes your performance, as he or she might be thinking about giving you a promotion. Be open to suggestions, but dont veer from your style. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You could be too tired to continue as you have been, but as long as you dont run your body ragged, you will achieve a lot. A trip might be in the ofng sooner than you think. Discussions might start as soon as today. Share your feelings as different ideas come up. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You break through a haze. You might not know what you want, but you have a clearer perspective. Your ability to relax emerges as a dominant force. You need to slow down and regroup. The picture you see will be better if you do. Friendship with woman makes waves in mens relationship TODAY IS TUESDAY, AUG. 14, the 226th day of 2018. There are 139 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. ON THIS DATE: In 1917, China declared war on Germany and Austria during World War I. In 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced that Imperial Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II. In 1948, the Summer Olympics in London ended; they were the rst Olympic games held since 1936. In 1969, British troops went to Northern Ireland to intervene in sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman Catholics. In 1973 U.S. bombing of Cambodia came to a halt. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale were nominated for second terms at the Democratic national convention in New York. In 1992 the White House announced that the Pentagon would begin emergency airlifts of food to Somalia to alleviate mass deaths by starvation. In 1997, an unrepentant Timothy McVeigh was formally sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing. In 2003, a huge blackout hit the northeastern United States and part of Canada; 50 million people lost power. 081418_tdc_a09.crop.pdf 1 13-Aug-18 13:38:36

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A10 Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com TIPOFTHEWEEKWALKTHE RIGHTWAYThe following tipsfor walking from tness instructorMichele Stantenand public-healthand transportation consultantMark Fentoncomefrom RealSimple. €Yourspine shouldbe straight,withears overshoulders, shouldersover hips,andhipsover knees. €Armsshould bebentat90 degreesandswing backandforth (notacrossthe body)fromthe shoulders. €Yourfeetshould landheelrst witheachstep. Youshouldthen rollthroughthe footandpusho withyourtoes. HEALTHSTUDYHOTTEMPS AFFECT THINKINGNewresearch isshowingheat stresscanmuddle ourthinking, makingsimple mathharderto do,accordingtoa reportfromNPR. Theresevidence thatourbrains aresusceptible totemperature abnormalitiesand thattheindoor temperaturecan haveadramatic impactonour abilitytobe productiveand learn,ŽsaidJoe Allen,co-director oftheCenterfor Climate,Health andtheGlobal Environment atHarvard University,inthe report. HEATILLNESSHOWTO TREATITTheNational InstituteonAging oersthesetips forwhattodo ifsomeoneis sueringfrom aheat-related illness.: €Movetheminto anair-conditioned orshadedplace. €Havethemlie downandremove orloosentightttingclothing. €Applycoldwater, icepacksorcold wetclothstothe skin. „Brandpoint HEALTH TODAYSWORKOUT Keepyoursummerabstonedwiththiscrunch S ummer,asthekids knowit,iswinding down.Justbecause itsbackpacksandschool uniformtimedoesnt meanyouhavetoput thebathingsuitsaway. Thereareplentyof warmweatherandpool orbeachdaysleft,which meansabdominalworkis stillamust(asitalways shouldbe,beyondvanity). Ourmovetodayis anArmsHighCrunch. Thenameisprettyselfexplanatory.Youwill needaflatsurfaceanda matforthisexercise. Beginbylyingonyour back,bendingintheknees, andplacingyourfeetflat onthefloor.Pressyour backintothemat,engage thecore,androllyour shouldersbackanddown. Extendbotharmsup betweenanoverheadpositionandchestlevel.Keepingaspaceinbetweenyour chin,startbyliftingthe upperbodyoffthefloor, engagingyourmidsection. Onceyoureachyourfullest extension,slowlyrelease backtothestart.Bemindfulofpressingyourback intothemat,andusingthe abdomenforfullstrength. Continuethiscrunchingmovementatleast10 to15times.Takeaquick breakandreturnfor anotherset,givingyourselfatleastthreesets. Thepurposeofextendingthearmsistocreatealittlemoretension inthecrunch.Anytime thisgetstobetoomuch ontheneck,placeyour handsbackbyyourears. Thismoveisgreatmixed inwithawholeabdominalworkoutoronitsown. Anywayyouchoose,your absaregoingtobesummer-readywellintothefall. MarloAlleva,aninstructor atGoldsGymandgroup fitnesscoordinatoratFontaine-GillsYMCA,canbe reachedatfaluvzpa@msn.MarloAllevademonstratesanarmshighcrunch.[ERNSTPETERS/THE LEDGER] ByJoAnneVivianoMoreContentNow W henEstherCaicedo visitedherdoctors officeFriday,sheleft notwithaprescriptionbutwithacornsquash,mangoes, tomatoes,tunaandseveralother itemstofeedherselfandherfamily. WiththehelpofOhioUniversity medicalstudentMaxFarenwald, shehadfilledfourgrocerybagsfrom largecoolersandapantryinameetingroomatOhioHealthRiverside FamilyPracticeinColumbus,Ohio. Wouldyoulikesomebroccolithisweek?ŽFarenwaldasked beforeplacingtwoheadsinabag. Howaboutsomecauliflower?Ž The34-year-oldCaicedoisone ofabout50patientsenrolledinthe practicesFoodisHealthprogram,a newinitiativetoarmdiabetespatients withnutritioneducationandhealthy foods,allrightinthedoctorsoffice. SinceApril,thepracticesdiabeticpatientshavebeenaskeda numberofquestionstoscreenfor foodinsecurity„unreliableaccess toaffordable,nutritiousfood. Thosescreeningpositiveareaskedif theywouldliketotakepartintheFood isHealthprogram,throughwhichthey visitthepracticeeveryweekortwo forfreeproduceandcannedgoods. Thefoodbudgetfortheprogram, whichisfreetopatients,comesto about$6perpersonperweek,with eachfamilymembercountedseparately,saidDr.LaurieHommema, whodirectsaprogramthattrains newdoctors„residents„who helpstafftheinitiative.Sheexpects foodcoststobeabout$30,000to $40,000ayear,withitemspurchased fromanumberofvendors,includingtheMid-OhioFoodbank.Costs arebuiltintothepracticesbudget, withsomesupportfromOhioHealth RiversideMethodistHospital. Theinitiativewassparked byBrianJepson,thehospitals president,whoalsositsonthe Mid-OhioFoodbankboard. MattHabash,Mid-Ohiospresident andchiefexecutive,saidtheprogram fitsintoarelativelynewstrategy lookingatafood-as-healthŽmode, throughwhich68percentofthefood banksdistributedfoodisfresh. RiversideFamilyPracticeisthe firsttosetupapantryinsideadoctorsoffice,Habashsaid.Someother providershaveprogramsthrough whichpatientsaredirectedtosites wheretheycanobtainfreshfood. Allofthosethingsarestarting toworkreally,reallywell,Žhesaid. Andweregettingreadytofigureout, Howdowescalethisinabigway?Ž Hommema,whohasbeenatRiversideFamilyPracticefor10years, saidshehadnoideathatcertain patientshaddifficultyaffordingfood. Youreintheroomwithapatient andyousaymakesureyoureeatingfruitsandvegetablesnot realizingthey,one,cantafford it,andthey,two,cantfindit; and,three,sometimestheycant storeit,andtheydontknow whattodowithit,Žshesaid. Plansaretotrackpatientshealth data,includingtestresultsandtrips totheemergencydepartment,for thenextsixmonthstoayearinan efforttodeterminewhetherthe projectreducestreatmentcosts. PatientsintheprogramshopŽ forfoodafteraroughly20-minute appointmentwitharesidentand studentsfromtheOhioUniversity HeritageCollegeofOsteopathic MedicineandOhioStateUniversity CollegeofMedicine.Theyprovide nutritioneducation,recipesandtips onpreparingandstoringfood.A communityhealthworkerarranges transportationfortheclientifneeded. Caicedo,wholivesontheNortheastSide,wasdiagnosedaboutfive monthsagowithdiabetesafter becomingsosickthatshespentfive daysatRiversideMethodistHospital.Caicedosdoctorprescribed hermedicationandencouragedher tojoinFoodisHealth.Shehasbeen participatingweeklyfornineweeks. Forthemotherofthree,feeding herchildrenandherparents,who livewithher,hadbeenachallenge. Yougotothestoreandeverything isexpensive,Žshesaid.Iwouldgeta bigbagofriceandalotofbreadsowe feelfull,youknow?Anditscheaper.Ž Caicedohaslearnedtoreadlabels todeterminethenutritionalcontentofpackagedfoodsanduses FoodisHealthrecipesthatincorporatetheproduceshereceives. Previously,thefamilyateabout 20percentofthefoodtheynoweat, shesaid.Now,theyenjoyavocados withoutbeinglimitedtojustathin sliver.Ricehasbeenallbutreplaced withgratedcauliflower(calledcauliflowerriceŽ)onthefamilydinner table,vegetableribbonssometimes standinforpasta,andsnacktimenow includescelerywithpeanutbutteror fruitinsteadofcandyorpotatochips. jviviano@dispatch.com, @JoAnneVivianoDoctorsoce providesfresh producetodiabeticsFooddeliveryprogramshows hopeforvulnerablepatients€Noteverypatienthastimeorresources tocookhealthymeals.Mealdelivery programshavethepotentialtoreducethe useofcostlyhealthcareanddecrease spendingforvulnerablepatientsaccordingtorecentstudies. €AstudypublishedinHealthAffairsin Aprilfoundprovidingtailoredmealsfor atleastsixmonthsinaMassachusetts MedicaidhealthplanreducedERvisits, hospitaladmissionsandhealthspending comparedwithadultswhodidnotreceive anintervention. €AstudypublishedinJuneintheAmericanJournalofManagedCareshowedthat whentheMaineMedicalCenteroffered speciallytailoredmealsto622high-risk Medicarepatients,readmissionratesfor thosepatientsdroppedby38percent overtwoyears.Thecostsavingswere morethan$200,000makingthereturnon investment/bene“t-costratio$3.87for every$1.00spentonmeals. Foodasmedicine MaxFarenwald,amedicalstudentfromOhioUniversity,helpsEstherCaicedopickout produceatRiversideFamilyPractice.OhioHealthstaffandmedicalstudentsareworking withpatientstoteachthemgoodfoodchoicesaspartofapartnershipwithMid-Ohio Foodbank,whichbringsfoodrightintothedoctorsof“ce.[ERICALBRECHT/DISPATCHPHOTOS] EstherCaicedolooksoverarecipe.

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DailyCommercial.com | Tuesday, August 14, 2018 A11 With the school year starting, its a good time to consider how high Floridas schools rank nationally. Certainly there are many ways to measure schools. A new study is out that looks at the question in a different, if not more comprehensive, way: examining 25 relative metrics diverging from two core areas „ safety and quality. Those involving quality included Blue Ribbon schools per capita, graduation rates, dropout rates, median SAT and ACT scores, pupil-teacher ratio and more. Safety metrics included share of high school students with access to illegal drugs, share of threatened or injured students, students participating in violence, bully incidence rate, youth incarceration rates and more. How did Florida fare? Perfectly average. Of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, we ranked 26th in the nation. Heres the core breakdown: €17th: Math test scores €9th: Reading test scores €30th: Pupil-teacher ratio €46th: Median SAT score €39th: Median ACT score €49th: Percent of licensed/certified public K…12 teachers €37th: Dropout rate €3rd: Bullying incidence rate €39th: Percentage of threatened/injured high school students Massachusetts ranked No. 1 overall, with 74.16 points, followed by New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Virginia, Minnesota, Maryland, Wisconsin and Colorado. The worst school system is New Mexico, with a score of 31.53. It was preceded at the bottom of the list by Louisiana, the District of Columbia, Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, Mississippi, Alabama, Oregon and West Virginia. Massachusetts received the No. 1 ranking both in quality and safety. West Virginia was 51st in quality and 47th in safety. Iowa had the lowest dropout rate in the country; the District of Columbia had the highest. Massachusetts had the highest math scores; Louisiana the lowest. Massachusetts led the nation in reading scores as well; the District of Columbia had the lowest. Illinois led the country in highest median SAT scores; District of Columbia was at the bottom of the pile (Florida ranked 46th). The highest median ACT score went to Connecticut; Nevada was last. Vermont was tops in the country for lowest pupil to teacher ratio; California was last. Massachusetts showed the lowest percentage of threatened or injured high school students. Louisiana was last. Lowest bullying incidence rate was the District of Columbia. Arkansas was highest. Florida had the third lowest incidences of bullying, which makes our Hope Scholarships for bullying victims even more curious than they are on their face. What does all this mean? We are not completely sure, but we cant help but wonder how the metric might have been influenced if funding per student was added to the mix. The July 31 edition of Education Week just released the 2018 funding breakdown for the nation. Vermont spends $20,795 per student per year. Utah is last with $7,207. Florida spends $9,737. The national average is $12,526. All figures are adjusted for regional cost differences. We know throwing money at education isnt necessarily a fix. But starving it, as is the case in Florida, certainly heightens the problems. St. Augustine RecordOUR OPINIONHow Floridas schools rank nationally ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comBy C. Joseph ZilerRobin Williams, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain ... Celebrity suicide makes the news and is talked about for days, months and years afterwards. However, the names that mean more to me personally are the names that hit home such as Mike Ziler, my brother who took his life five years ago, and Seth Sutherland, who took his life last year in Minneola. These examples illustrate that mental health crosses all socioeconomic, ethnic, geographic, religious and gender boundaries. Mental health conditions and suicide dont discriminate. Stigma for heart disease and cancer, for example, are nearly nonexistent anymore. However, even with both local and high-profile suicides, there is still a deep stigma associated with mental health that I cannot recall since that of AIDS in the 80s. This lingering stigma towards speaking out nearly guarantees that our community will suffer another tragic loss through youth suicide during the coming school year. By no means am I an expert on mental health, but I have become an expert on the aftermath of what it does to the parents, siblings, surviving children and the friends that are left behind with so many unanswered questions. Most say the solution begins with ample and appropriate funding at the federal, state and local levels. We are in need of more resource officers in schools, more mental health facilities, programs and awareness … all creating a wide net to catchŽ and support those most in need, those most in danger to themselves and to others. What all of those resources have in common is a dire need for competing funding, with the funding shortfall in the tens of millions. We cant change how mental health is handled across the U.S., but we can change our local community. Changing our community approach to mental health must be done in a cohesive way that sends one voice and one unified message. That requires organizations, including LifeStream, Lake County Schools and the Lake County Sheriffs Department, to take the lead and work even more closely. I am personally challenging our mental health community stakeholders to take action, beginning with the formation of a results-oriented task force. This group must take on the responsibility of determining a cohesive message and a plan to blanket our youth with that message. Additionally, serving as the hub of all interested groups and individuals who are passionate about changing the conversation, educating one another and assisting our youth. The issue is not whether we have a mental health problem in Lake County. Our issue is recognizing its magnitude and taking tangible, quantifiable steps to do something significant about it. Lets lift the veil of stigma and open up the floodgates of services and support. Lets be the community that others visit and learn from what we did to make a difference, to inspire each other, to provide love and support to our youth (as well as adults) in need of mental health services and I my hand is firmly in the air to help drive this effort. We are in a crisis, whether we want to admit it or not, and the best investment in our future is „ and always will be „ our youth. By C. Joseph Ziler, president Kevco Builders Inc.ANOTHER OPINIONLake County needs to take action on mental healthBy Jonathan BernsteinWith the news that former celebrity White House staffer Omarosa ManigaultNewman apparently taped Donald Trump during his presidency, anti-Trump Republican campaign professional Liz Mair wants to know why people close to Trump keep taping him. I suspect she knows the answer, but its actually worth going over some of the obvious reasons as they show what is different about this president and why it matters. The most obvious one is that Trump cant be counted on to tell the truth, so people tape him to protect themselves. Thats also why his lawyers say they meet with him in pairs. But I suspect a large part of it is that Trump keeps people around him who just arent very trustworthy people „ and because of the way he treats them, they also arent very loyal. Is anyone really surprised, for example, that Omarosa is betraying Trump and using her brief White House stint to enrich herself at his expense? Or, for that matter, that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is looking out for himself at this point? Its not just them; consider the tawdry spectacle of the Paul Manafort trial, in which Rick Gates has turned against Manafort and both of them are painting each other as cheap crooks. We dont know what Gates has told prosecutors about Trump, and as far as we know Manafort has stayed silent so far, and of course its possible neither of them has anything on Trump „ but its hard to believe at this point that either would stay quiet out of loyalty. In part, Trump hired untrustworthy people because many Republican campaign and governing professionals refused to work for him, and he wanted nothing to do with some who had opposed him during the election but were now willing to join his administration. But Trump also simply has ... well, either bad judgment in who he can rely on, or he actively prefers people who are likely to betray each other and him. And the other element is that Trump just doesnt seem to inspire loyalty in those close to him, at least outside of his family. Its hardly unusual for people in politics to be out for themselves at some level, but there are plenty of examples in past administrations of people who were highly dedicated to the president to the point that they were willing to sacrifice their own interests. Even Richard Nixons White House, which was eventually plagued by crooks racing to the prosecutors to cut the best deal, still had plenty of people who truly believed in Nixon and were loyal to him for a long time, even to the bitter end. That simply doesnt seem to be the case with this president. Instead, hes surrounded by people who appear to be constantly leaking highly embarrassing stories about him to the news media. Yes, its happened with other presidents, but never at anything close to this rate or with so many things that seem to have no point except to make the president look bad. And, no, its not because of partisan media bias; this is almost certainly something generated by Trump himself, and the relationships he builds „ or fails to build „ among those who work for and with him. At any rate: This certainly seems like a durable pattern. So expect more White House staffers and others close to the president to betray him in one way or another. And perhaps the man in the Oval Office might want to think about what hes doing to spark this kind of behavior. Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering politics and policy. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.ANOTHER OPINIONTrumps trust-free White House

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DailyCommercial.com | Tuesday, August 14, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy John ZenorAP Sports WriterGeorgia coach Kirby Smart gave mentor Nick Saban and Alabama a run for their money in the national championship game „ and did it again in the offseason.Smart brought in the nations top recruiting class and stayed on point with Saban-like messages about guarding against complacency and embracing the pressure of high expectations while dismissing potential as dormant ability.ŽWe cant allow compla-cency to slip into our program and slip into our staff because I know that will eat away at the core fundamentals that we started to believe,Ž Smart said during Southeastern Conference media days.Clearly a sentiment Saban would endorse.Alabama and defending SEC champion Georgia could very well be on a collision course for a championship again, though its more likely to be a meeting in the league title game this time. The Tide didnt win the West last season after falling to Auburn in the regular-season finale.Alabama, Georgia could be on collision courseAlabama defensive lineman Raekwon Davis (99) gestures after a stop in the “ rst half of the Sugar Bowl against Clemson in New Orleans. [BUTCH DILL/AP FILE] By Doug FergusonAP Golf WriterST. LOUIS „ The upside to Jim Furyk finishing so early at the PGA Championship was being able to watch the final round on television, partly as a player but mostly as the Ryder Cup captain.And that meant seeing plenty of Tiger Woods. I really wanted to see kind of how Tiger was playing, and I only got to see ... I dont know, like every shot he hit for the rest of the day,Ž Furyk said Monday with a laugh. It was great theater, really.ŽUltimately, nothing really changed.Woods was as dynamic as he has been all year, shot 6-under 64 for the lowest final round of his career in the majors, had his lowest 72-hole score in the majors, captivated one of the largest and loudest galleries in golf and was runner-up to Brooks Koepka by two shots.Hes a threat at majors or anywhere else. He gets atten-tion inside and outside the ropes.As for the Ryder Cup, Furyk ended up with the same eight players who started the week atop the U.S. standings.The PGA Championship was the final event for eight players to earn automatic spots. Furyk will choose three captains picks next month after the second FedEx Cup playoff event, with the last pick Sept. 10 after the third playoff.Koepka, who won three of the eight majors during the qualifying period, overtook Dustin Johnson to lead the points list, and the next six players stayed the same „ Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson.Woods, who started the year with zero points, moved from No. 20 to No. 11 on the strength of his tie for sixth at the British Open, where he briefly led during the final round, and his runner-up at Bellerive.Furyk was not willing to say what appears certain for everyone else: Woods will be in France with golf clubs for the Sept. 28-30 matches.We want the players who are going to help us be successful,Ž Furyk said. Hes playing very well. I think theres a lot of folks out there who probably think he can help us. Really, what we wanted to talk about today was the top eight players. I realize Tiger is a story. I real-ize hes playing very well, and Narrowing the optionsThe 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup Team Captain Jim Furyk speaks during a news conference at Bellerive Country Club on Monday in St. Louis [AP PHOTO/ DARRON CUMMINGS] Furyk gets core of Ryder Cup team, eyes obvious pick in WoodsWelcome to the 201819 school year. All schools in Lake and Sumter counties were back in session Monday and many students likely spent much of the day looking back at the summer that was, while others imagined how the next nine months will go. But, for student-athletes playing fall sports like football, volleyball, golf, swimming and diving, cross country and bowling, the year began July 30, when practices began. As they toiled in the summer heat, coaches and studentathletes were filled with optimism and visions of state championships. Truly, the preseason is a time when student-athletes, coaches and fans of nearly every school can brag about their chances for winning state championships. Of course, very few ever realize the joy of raising a title trophy overhead and having a gold medal placed around their neck. Those who do, however, often talk about the work, sweat and even the pain that went into winning the biggest prize in Florida high school sports. Lake and Sumter counties heard their fair share of those success stories in 2017-18 „ arguably, the best year ever for prep sports in our two counties. We celebrated team titles in boys cross country (Mount Dora Christian Academy), boys and girls High school sports r eturns with high hopesTavares players congratulate each other after scoring a point against Lake Minneola High School during a volleyball game in 2017. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] Frank Jolley By Jenna FryerThe Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. „ Keelan Harvick had the fatherson weekend of a lifetime: He crashed a golf cart, drove a tiny race car, ran on a NASCAR track to collect his dads checkered flag and got to ride shotgun alongside his old man to victory lane. The 6-year-old son of Kevin Harvick was the headliner of NASCARs weekend for stealing the spotlight in Sundays race-winning celebration at Michigan The racing technically should have been the focus, but as this season plods along, NASCAR will take every light and fluffy moment it can get. After all, as Keelan hammed it up with his dad, no one seemed concerned about the arrest of NASCAR Chairman Brian France or the new leadership for the top motorsports series in the country. The direction of NASCAR, and how it plans to address this never-ending storm of negative news, is the No. 1 issue facing the series right now. Its also the issue no one from NASCAR plans to address. Perhaps NASCAR is onto something with this approach. Since France took a leave of absence last week following his arrest in New York on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone NASCAR has closed ranks. Jim France replaced his nephew as chairman and CEO but so far has said nothing publicly about his familys business. NASCAR also has not addressed tumbling television ratings, drooping attendance or sponsorship struggles. All that silence could make it easy to question NASCARs grip on reality. Shouldnt someone at least try to soothe stakeholders and assure them there is a plan in place? Any communications expert would advise that strategy. Only that wouldnt fit Jim France, who has always been involved in NASCARs many entities but did his NASCARs dark cloud lifted after leadership changeSee JOLLEY, B3 See GOLF, B3 See FOOTBALL, B3 See NASCAR, B3

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B2 Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVMLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB „ Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Boston at Philadelphia OR Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees SUN „ Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees 7:30 p.m. FS-Florida „ Miami at Atlanta SOFTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ Little League Softball World Series, “ rst semi“ nal, at Portland, Ore. 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ Little League Softball World Series, second semi“ nal, at Portland, Ore. WNBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. NBA „ Chicago at Minnesota 10:30 p.m. NBA „ New York at Los Angeles SPORTS BRIEFSCHARLOTTE, N.C.IndyCar leader Dixon signs extension with Ganassi Scott Dixon will likely finish his career with Chip Ganassi Racing under a new contract for one of IndyCars greatest drivers.The extension announced Monday puts Dixon behind the wheel of the PNC Bank-sponsored entry and ends all speculation hed leave Ganassi after 17 seasons to join Fernando Alonso on a new McLaren team. The McLaren entry has not been announced, but Dixon is among the top IndyCar drivers who had been targeted to team with Alonso.Its unclear if the McLaren team will come to fruition for 2019, but Dixon will be back behind the wheel of Ganassis No. 9 Honda.FLORIDAFormer WWE star The Anvil Neidhart dies at 63Jim The AnvilŽ Neidhart, who joined with brother-in-law Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63.The Pasco Sheriffs Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and succumbed to his injuryŽ on Monday in Wesley Chapel, Florida. No foul play was suspected.Neidharts daughter, known as Natalya, wrestles for the WWE and is a former womens champion. Neidhart made appearances with his daughter on the WWE reality series Total Divas.ŽMy dad was always a fighter,Ž she wrote in an Instagram post.Neidhart, Bret HitmanŽ Hart and manager Jimmy The Mouth of the SouthŽ Hart made up the Hart Foundation stable in the 1980s and 1990s, and the tag team won two WWE championships.MINNEAPOLISLynx star Whalen to retire from WNBAMinnesota Lynx star Lindsay Whalen will retire after the WNBA season, ending her stellar 15-year career.The gritty point guard announced her plans on Monday. Shes led the Lynx to four WNBA cham-pionships and appeared in six All-Star games. Whalen has been balancing a new job that begins this fall as the head coach at her alma mater Minnesota. The Lynx won WNBA titles in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017.Whalen was the first player in WNBA history with 5,000 points, 2,000 assists and 1,500 rebounds.Her legacy in Minnesota has long ago been established, as a native of Hutchinson, leading the Gophers to their only Final Four in 2004.Whalen started her professional career with the Connecticut Sun before being acquired by the Lynx in 2010. With 322 victories and counting, no player in league history has won more games.BUFFALOLawsuit wont affect McCoys status with BillsA person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press a lawsuit filed against Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy will not affect his status on the team. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Monday night because Bills coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane have not pub-licly commented on allegations made in a lawsuit filed by McCoys ex-girlfriend in Fulton County, Georgia. Delicia Cordon is suing McCoy for failing to pro-tect her after she was bloodied, beaten and had $133,000 worth of jewelry stolen during a home invasion at a home owned by the running back last month. She also alleges McCoy brutally beat his dog and aggressively disciplined his son.The home invasion took place on July 10 in sub-urban Atlanta. The Associated Press 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 15 6 2 47 45 23 New York City FC 14 5 5 47 48 31 Columbus 11 7 6 39 31 29 Philadelphia 9 11 3 30 32 39 Montreal 9 13 3 30 31 41 New England 7 8 8 29 38 38 Orlando City 7 15 2 23 37 57 Toronto FC 6 12 5 23 39 44 Chicago 6 14 5 23 35 49 D.C. United 5 9 6 21 33 38 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 12 5 6 42 37 30 Sporting Kansas City 11 6 6 39 42 30 Portland 10 4 7 37 34 27 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 8 6 36 46 40 Los Angeles FC 10 7 6 36 45 39 Real Salt Lake 10 9 5 35 34 41 Vancouver 9 9 6 33 38 47 Seattle 9 9 5 32 26 26 Minnesota United 9 13 2 29 38 48 Houston 7 10 6 27 39 34 Colorado 6 12 5 23 29 38 San Jose 3 13 7 16 33 43 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieAug. 11Columbus 1, Houston 0 Philadelphia 3, New England 2 New York Red Bulls 1, Chicago 0 Colorado 2, San Jose 1 Montreal 1, Real Salt Lake 1, tie Minnesota United 2, Los Angeles Galaxy 2, tie Sporting Kansas City 2, Los Angeles FC 0 Vancouver 2, Portland 1Sundays GamesNew York City FC 3, Toronto FC 2 D.C. United 3, Orlando City 2 Seattle 2, FC Dallas 1Todays GameColorado at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10:30 p.m.Wednesdays GamesPortland at D.C. United, 8 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles FC, 10 p.m.Saturdays GamesLos 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 CUPAll times Eastern SEMIFINALS Aug. 8Philadelphia 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 5 50 44 16 Seattle 10 4 6 36 23 15 Portland 9 6 5 32 32 24 Orlando 8 7 6 30 29 30 Chicago 7 4 8 29 27 23 Utah 7 7 7 28 17 20 Houston 7 8 5 26 25 31 Washington 2 14 4 10 11 28 Sky Blue FC 0 14 4 4 15 36 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Aug. 10North Carolina 1, Chicago 1, tieAug. 11Seattle 1, Utah 0 Houston 2, Sky Blue FC 1 Portland 2, Orlando 0Wednesdays GameChicago at Seattle, 10:30 p.m.Fridays GameWashington at Houston, 8:30 p.m.Saturdays GamesUtah at Sky Blue FC, 6:30 p.m. Orlando at North Carolina, 7 p.m. Chicago at Portland, 10:30 p.m. PRO BASKETBALL WNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT. GB x-Atlanta 22 10 .688 „ x-Washington 20 11 .645 1 x-Connecticut 18 13 .581 3 Chicago 11 20 .355 10 New York 7 23 .233 14 Indiana 5 26 .161 16WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT. GB x-Seattle 24 8 .750 „ x-Los Angeles 18 13 .581 5 x-Phoenix 18 14 .563 6 x-Minnesota 17 14 .548 6 Dallas 14 17 .452 9 Las Vegas 13 18 .419 10 x-clinched playoff spotSundays GamesAtlanta 86, New York 77 Washington 93, Dallas 80 Connecticut 82, Chicago 75 Seattle 81, Minnesota 72 Phoenix 86, Los Angeles 78Mondays GamesNone scheduledTodays GamesDallas at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m. New York at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.Wednesdays GamesWashington at Indiana, 7 p.m. New York at Las Vegas, 10 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago Off Milwaukee Off at Atlanta -180 Miami +165 at St. Louis -108 Washington -102 at Los Angeles -183 San Francisco +168American Leagueat Detroit -129 Chicago +119 at New York Off Tampa Bay Off Toronto -135 at Kansas City +125 Seattle -123 at Oakland +113InterleagueBoston -138 at Philadelphia +128 at Baltimore -105 N.Y. Mets -105 Cleveland -222 at Cincinnati +202 Arizona -166 at Texas +156 Pittsburgh -121 at Minnesota +111 at Houston -194 Colorado +179 L.A. Angels -121 at San Diego +111NFL PRESEASON ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at New England 1 3 43 Philadelphia at Washington 1 3 39 N.Y. Jets at Green Bay 2 2 42 PittsburghFridayat Detroit 3 3 41 N.Y. Giants at Atlanta 2 3 40 Kansas City at Carolina 2 3 43 Miami at Cleveland 4 3 38 Buffalo at New Orleans 3 3 42 ArizonaSaturdayat Denver 2 3 41 Chicago at Minnesota 3 4 40 Jacksonville at L.A. Rams 3 3 41 Oakland at Dallas 3 3 41 Cincinnati at Houston 1 2 41 San Fran. at Tennessee 2 2 41 Tampa Bay at LA Chargers 1 1 41 SeattleNext Mondayat Indianapolis Pk 1 41 BaltimoreUpdated odds available at Pregame.com TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American LeagueLOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Extended their Triple-A af“ liation with Salt Lake (PCL) for two years through the 2022 season.National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES „ Recalled RHP Touki Toussaint from Gwinnett (IL).American AssociationGARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS „ Traded OF Reggie Wilson to Rockland (Can-Am) for a player to be named. KANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Traded LHP Francisco Gracesqui to Fargo-Moorhead for a player to be named.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Activated RHP Matt Larkins. Placed LHP Hector Silvestre on the inactive list.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationHOUSTON ROCKETS „ Signed F Carmelo Anthony to a one-year contract. SACRAMENTO KINGS „ Named Ty Ellis coach of Stockton (NBAGL).Womens National Basketball AssociationMINNESOTA LYNX „ G Lindsay Whalen announced she will retire at the end of the season.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueARIZONA CARDINALS „ Signed LB Gerald Hodges to a one-year contract. Waivedinjured LB Jeremy Cash. MINNESOTA VIKINGS „ Placed G Nick Easton on injured reserve. Signed G Kaleb Johnson. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Signed WR Dan Williams III. Placed WR Robert Davis on injured reserve.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueNEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Signed F Kevin Rooney to a two-year contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING „ Entered into a three-year af“ liation agreement with Orlando (ECHL).OLYMPIC SPORTSUSADA „ Announced weightlifter Charles Ssekyaaya accepted a nine-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation.COLLEGESHAMILTON „ Named Sam Haimann womens assistant volleyball coach. TULANE „ Named Chris Johnson assistant track and “ eld coach. PRO FOOTBALL NFL PRESEASONAll times EasternAMERICAN CONFERENCEEAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 1 0 0 1.000 26 17 N.Y. Jets 1 0 0 1.000 17 0 Miami 0 1 0 .000 24 26 Buffalo 0 1 0 .000 23 28 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 Pittsburgh 1 0 0 1.000 31 14 Baltimore 2 0 0 1.000 50 23 Cleveland 1 0 0 1.000 20 10 Cincinnati 1 0 0 1.000 30 27 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Oakland 1 0 0 1.000 16 10 Denver 0 1 0 .000 28 42 Kansas City 0 1 0 .000 10 17 L.A. Chargers 0 1 0 .000 17 24 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 1 0 .000 0 17 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Green Bay 1 0 0 1.000 31 17 Minnesota 1 0 0 1.000 42 28 Detroit 0 1 0 .000 10 16 Chicago 0 2 0 .000 43 47 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Arizona 1 0 0 1.000 24 17 San Francisco 1 0 0 1.000 24 21 Seattle 0 1 0 .000 17 19 L.A. Rams 0 1 0 .000 7 33WEEK 1 Aug. 9New 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 21Aug. 10N.Y. Jets 17, Atlanta 0 Oakland 16, Detroit 10Aug. 11Minnesota 42, Denver 28 Arizona 24, L.A. Chargers 17WEEK 2 Thursdays GamesPhiladelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Washington, 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 8 p.m.Fridays GamesN.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s GamesJacksonville at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Rams, 4 p.m. Cincinnati at Dallas, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Tennessee, 8 p.m. San Francisco at Houston, 8 p.m. Chicago at Denver, 9:05 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Chargers, 10 p.m.Monday, Aug. 20Baltimore at Indianapolis, 8 p.m. COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMWAY PRESEASON COACHES TOP 25 POLLThe preseason Amway Top 25 football poll, with “ rst-place votes in parentheses, 2017 “ nal records, total points based on 25 points for “ rst place through one point for 25th, and last years “ nal ranking (LYR): REC. PTS. LYR 1. Alabama (61) 13-1 1621 1 2. Clemson (3) 12-2 1547 4 3. Ohio State (1) 12-2 1458 5 4. Georgia 13-2 1452 2 5. Oklahoma 12-2 1288 3 6. Washington 10-3 1245 15 7. Wisconsin 13-1 1243 6 8. Miami (Fla.) 10-3 1091 13 9. Penn State 11-2 1050 8 10. Auburn 10-4 1004 12 11. Notre Dame 10-3 892 11 12. Michigan State 10-3 870 16 13. Stanford 9-5 768 19 14. Michigan 8-5 752 „ 15. Southern California 11-3 691 10 16. Texas Christian 11-3 530 9 17. Virginia Tech 9-4 524 25 18. Mississippi State 9-4 407 20 19. Florida State 7-6 328 „ 20. West Virginia 7-6 310 „ 21. Texas 7-6 265 „ 22. Boise State 11-3 261 22 23. Central Florida 13-0 259 7 24. Louisiana State 9-4 254 18 25. Oklahoma State 10-3 168 14 Others receiving votes: South Carolina 138; Florida 135; Oregon 105; Utah 81; Northwestern 67; Texas A&M 67; Kansas State 35; Florida Atlantic 27; Boston College 23; Memphis 23; North Carolina State 22; Arkansas State 19; Troy 19; Appalachian State 16; San Diego State 15; Iowa 8; Iowa State 8; Kentucky 8; Washington State 7; South Florida 6; Duke 5; Fresno State 4; Louisville 3; Arizona 2; Houston 2; Army 1; Northern Illinois 1. GOLF PGA TOURPGA CHAMPIONSHIPSundays leaders at Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis Purse: $11 million. Yardage: 7,316; Par: 70 (35-35)FinalBrooks Koepka (600), $1,980,000 69-63-66-66„264 Tiger Woods (330), $1,188,000 70-66-66-64„266 Adam Scott (210), $748,000 70-65-65-67„267 Stewart Cink (135), $489,250 67-69-66-67„269 Jon Rahm (135), $489,250 68-67-66-68„269 Francesco Molinari (98), $334,713 68-67-68-67„270 Thomas Pieters (98), $334,713 67-66-71-66„270 Justin Thomas (98), $334,713 69-65-68-68„270 Gary Woodland (98), $334,713 64-66-71-69„270 Rafa Cabrera Bello (80), $261,985 70-68-69-64„271 Tyrrell Hatton (80), $261,985 71-67-69-64„271 Daniel Berger (62), $187,747 73-65-66-68„272 Rickie Fowler (62), $187,747 65-67-69-71„272 Kevin Kisner (62), $187,747 67-64-72-69„272 Shane Lowry (62), $187,747 69-64-69-70„272 Chez Reavie (62), $187,747 71-68-67-66„272 Jordan Spieth (62), $187,747 71-66-69-66„272 Brandon Stone, $187,747 66-68-70-68„272 Jason Day (46), $113,125 67-68-67-71„273 Zach Johnson (46), $113,125 66-70-71-66„273 Jason Kokrak (46), $113,125 68-67-71-67„273 Kevin Na (46), $113,125 70-69-68-66„273 Justin Rose (46), $113,125 67-69-69-68„273 Webb Simpson (46), $113,125 68-68-68-69„273 Julian Suri, $113,125 69-66-68-70„273 Matt Wallace, $113,125 71-66-68-68„273 Patrick Cantlay (34), $76,000 68-67-70-69„274 Ryan Fox, $76,000 68-70-68-68„274 Branden Grace (34), $76,000 68-70-68-68„274 Dustin Johnson (34), $76,000 67-66-72-69„274 Dylan Frittelli, $63,500 73-67-67-68„275 Emiliano Grillo (27), $63,500 69-67-69-70„275 Chris Kirk (27), $63,500 68-70-68-69„275 Ian Poulter (27), $63,500 67-70-68-70„275 Tommy Fleetwood (20), $48,429 69-70-69-68„276 Billy Horschel (20), $48,429 68-69-69-70„276 Russell Knox (20), $48,429 71-68-69-68„276 Hideki Matsuyama (20), $48,429 68-69-73-66„276 Pat Perez (20), $48,429 67-67-70-72„276 Xander Schauffele (20), $48,429 70-67-67-72„276 J.J. Spaun (20), $48,429 69-68-72-67„276 Keegan Bradley (13), $33,281 69-68-71-69„277 Tony Finau (13), $33,281 74-66-69-68„277 Sungjae Im, $33,281 71-67-71-68„277 Martin Kaymer (13), $33,281 71-69-67-70„277 Ben Kern, $33,281 71-69-67-70„277 Charl Schwartzel (13), $33,281 70-63-69-75„277 Brandt Snedeker (13), $33,281 72-67-69-69„277 Jimmy Walker (13), $33,281 69-70-69-69„277 Austin Cook (8), $24,833 67-72-69-70„278 Brice Garnett (8), $24,833 71-68-69-70„278 Seungsu Han, $24,833 74-66-66-72„278 Russell Henley (8), $24,833 74-65-71-68„278 Andrew Landry (8), $24,833 73-65-69-71„278 Rory McIlroy (8), $24,833 70-67-71-70„278 Byeong Hun An (6), $22,567 70-70-69-70„279 Thorbjrn Olesen, $22,567 70-68-73-68„279 Cameron Smith (6), $22,567 74-66-73-66„279 Satoshi Kodaira (5), $21,317 71-68-69-72„280 Ryan Moore (5), $21,317 69-70-68-73„280 Eddie Pepperell, $21,317 72-66-67-75„280 Andrew Putnam (5), $21,317 68-69-72-71„280 Ollie Schniederjans (5), $21,317 67-71-72-70„280 Jhonattan Vegas (5), $21,317 70-70-70-70„280 Kevin Chappell (4), $20,100 69-71-70-71„281 Ross Fisher (4), $20,100 68-69-73-71„281 Yuta Ikeda, $20,100 68-69-71-73„281 Michael Lorenzo-Vera, $20,100 73-65-70-73„281 Adrian Otaegui, $20,100 73-67-69-72„281 Chris Stroud (4), $20,100 69-70-76-66„281 Jim Furyk (3), $19,200 69-71-71-71„282 Brian Harman (3), $19,200 72-68-71-71„282 Charles Howell III (3), $19,200 74-66-72-70„282 Marc Leishman (3), $19,200 68-71-72-71„282 Joaquin Niemann, $19,200 68-71-71-72„282 Ted Potter, Jr. (3), $19,200 74-66-68-74„282 Nick Watney (3), $19,200 75-65-70-72„282 Vijay Singh (2), $18,800 71-69-71-72„283 Brian Gay (2), $18,700 67-73-75-72„287 Scott Brown (2), $18,600 72-68-74-75„289WORLD GOLF RANKINGThrough Aug. 121. Dustin Johnson USA 10.47 2. Brooks Koepka USA 10.16 3. Justin Thomas USA 9.68 4. Justin Rose ENG 8.65 5. Jon Rahm ESP 7.68 6. Francesco Molinari ITA 7.56 7. Rory McIlroy NIR 7.13 8. Jordan Spieth USA 6.91 9. Rickie Fowler USA 6.57 10. Jason Day AUS 6.45 11. Tommy Fleetwood ENG 6.08 12. Patrick Reed USA 5.35 13. Alex Noren SWE 5.34 14. Bubba Watson USA 5.17 15. Paul Casey ENG 5.09 16. Hideki Matsuyama JPN 4.54 17. Marc Leishman AUS 4.48 18. Xander Schauffele USA 4.46 19. Henrik Stenson SWE 4.43 20. Webb Simpson USA 4.35 21. Bryson DeChambeau USA 4.14 22. Phil Mickelson USA 4.08 23. Tyrrell Hatton ENG 4.05 24. Patrick Cantlay USA 3.99 25. Sergio Garcia ESP 3.96 26. Tiger Woods USA 3.90 27. Kevin Kisner USA 3.88 28. Rafael Cabrera Bello ESP 3.74 29. Kyle Stanley USA 3.73 30. Tony Finau USA 3.68 31. Matt Kuchar USA 3.62 32. Ian Poulter ENG 3.47 33. Brian Harman USA 3.30 34. Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA 3.30 35. Louis Oosthuizen SAF 3.28 36. Charley Hoffman USA 3.10 37. Branden Grace SAF 3.00 38. Satoshi Kodaira JPN 2.86 39. Gary Woodland USA 2.82 40. Pat Perez USA 2.74 41. Thorbjorn Olesen DEN 2.72 42. Daniel Berger USA 2.72 43. Matthew Fitzpatrick ENG 2.71 44. Kevin Na USA 2.70 45. Adam Scott AUS 2.69 46. Byeong Hun An KOR 2.59 47. Zach Johnson USA 2.51 48. Haotong Li CHN 2.47 49. Cameron Smith AUS 2.45 50. Luke List USA 2.422018 RYDER CUP POINTSAt Le Golf National, Guyancourt, FranceSept. 28-30, 2018 Through Aug. 12 (x-clinched berth) UNITED STATES1. x-Brooks Koepka 13,298.471 2. x-Dustin Johnson 9,549.287 3. x-Justin Thomas 8,929.122 4. x-Patrick Reed 7,821.880 5. x-Bubba Watson 5,584.137 6. x-Jordan Spieth 5,481.427 7. x-Rickie Fowler 5,006.112 8. x-Webb Simpson 4,534.745 9. Bryson DeChambeau 4,316.107 10. Phil Mickelson 4,207.953 11. Tiger Woods 4,196.794 12. Xander Schauffele 3,924.096 13. Matt Kuchar 3,843.696 14. Kevin Kisner 3,680.121 15. Tony Finau 3,512.021EUROPE European Points1. Francesco Molinari 6,182,450.35 2. Justin Rose 4,518,651.42 3. Tyrrell Hatton 4,326,297.77 4. Tommy Fleetwood 3,668,310.57 5. Jon Rahm 3,617,769.82 6. Thorbjorn Olesen 3,497,483.32 7. Rory McIlroy 3,482,791.06 8. Alex Noren 3,444,442.21 9. Russell Knox 2,659,683.33 10. Eddie Pepperell 2,478,389.09World Points1. Francesco Molinari 373.12 2. Justin Rose 366.69 3. Jon Rahm 327.18 4. Rory McIlroy 309.29 5. Tommy Fleetwood 301.66 6. Alex Noren 252.62 7. Tyrrell Hatton 245.64 8. Ian Poulter 168.19 9. Paul Casey 167.05 10. Thorbjorn Olesen 166.21FEDEX CUP LEADERSThrough Aug. 12Rank, Player Points Money 1. Dustin Johnson 2,717 $7,301,752 2. Justin Thomas 2,634 $7,893,693 3. Brooks Koepka 2,012 $6,412,792 4. Justin Rose 1,991 $5,814,678 5. Bubba Watson 1,879 $5,196,598 6. Jason Day 1,771 $4,731,601 7. Francesco Molinari 1,682 $4,650,042 8. Bryson DeChambeau 1,617 $4,569,009 9. Patrick Reed 1,555 $4,634,518 10. Phil Mickelson 1,546 $4,126,332 11. Tony Finau 1,509 $3,833,338 12. Webb Simpson 1,465 $4,082,317 13. Jon Rahm 1,430 $3,663,668 14. Patrick Cantlay 1,388 $3,447,414 15. Patton Kizzire 1,386 $3,321,281 16. Paul Casey 1,319 $3,296,531 17. Rickie Fowler 1,302 $3,703,337 18. Kyle Stanley 1,198 $3,478,736 19. Kevin Na 1,183 $3,090,516 20. Tiger Woods 1,162 $3,407,462 21. Rory McIlroy 1,154 $3,609,521 22. Marc Leishman 1,148 $3,426,971 23. Tommy Fleetwood 1,130 $3,285,309 24. Pat Perez 1,116 $2,909,721 25. Andrew Landry 1,116 $2,559,109 26. Chesson Hadley 1,113 $2,712,658 27. Aaron Wise 1,086 $2,805,017 28. Xander Schauffele 1,081 $3,224,138 29. Luke List 1,080 $2,662,834 30. Austin Cook 1,060 $2,350,910 31. Brian Harman 1,056 $2,671,440 32. Gary Woodland 1,044 $2,601,065 33. Ian Poulter 1,030 $2,670,822 34. Andrew Putnam 1,026 $2,205,502 35. Chez Reavie 1,020 $2,558,358 36. Brendan Steele 998 $2,272,048 37. Alex Noren 989 $2,595,590 38. Kevin Kisner 971 $2,863,706 39. Beau Hossler 957 $2,337,174 40. Jordan Spieth 945 $2,538,641 41. Ryan Armour 926 $2,231,789 42. Byeong Hun An 913 $2,452,452 43. Billy Horschel 903 $2,187,200 44. Emiliano Grillo 901 $2,189,661 45. Si Woo Kim 893 $2,183,515 46. Charles Howell III 885 $2,085,135 47. Keegan Bradley 872 $2,232,214 48. J.J. Spaun 849 $1,915,636 49. Zach Johnson 839 $1,873,260 50. Henrik Stenson 826 $2,532,647 AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPCONSUMERS ENERGY 400Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich. Lap length: 2 miles(Starting position in parentheses)1. (3) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 200 laps, 60 points. 2. (18) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 2039. 3. (2) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200, 52. 4. (5) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, 39. 5. (8) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 200, 48. 6. (12) Kurt Busch, Ford, 200, 45. 7. (11) Aric Almirola, Ford, 200, 37. 8. (1) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 200, 34. 9. (21) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 200, 28. 10. (9) Joey Logano, Ford, 200, 32. 11. (40) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 200, 26. 12. (16) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 200, 29. 13. (4) Erik Jones, Toyota, 200, 24. 14. (7) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 200, 29. 15. (6) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 200, 25. 16. (14) Paul Menard, Ford, 200, 21. 17. (17) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 200, 21. 18. (13) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, 200, 19. 19. (10) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 200, 19. 20. (23) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 200, 17. 21. (15) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 200, 16. 22. (25) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 199, 15. 23. (22) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 199, 14. 24. (30) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 199, 13. 25. (29) Michael McDowell, Ford, 199, 12. 26. (28) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 199, 11. 27. (24) David Ragan, Ford, 199, 10. 28. (19) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 198, 9. 29. (31) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 197, 8. 30. (39) Blake Jones, Toyota, 194, 7. 31. (33) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 194, 0. 32. (36) Garrett Smithley, Toyota, 193, 0. 33. (34) Gray Gaulding, Chevrolet, 191, 4. 34. (26) Trevor Bayne, Ford, engine, 189, 3. 35. (35) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, axle, 187, 0. 36. (20) William Byron, Chevrolet, 187, 1. 37. (37) Timmy Hill, Ford, electrical, 138, 0. 38. (27) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, accident, 131, 1. 39. (38) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Toyota, engine, 102, 1. 40. (32) Corey Lajoie, Chevrolet, engine, 37, 1. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 140.474 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 50 minutes, 51 seconds. Margin of Victory: 3.233 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 37 laps. Lead Changes: 15 among 9 drivers. Lap Leaders: D.Hamlin 1-13; K.Harvick 14; Ky.Busch 15-26; K.Harvick 27; Ky.Busch 28-29; K.Harvick 30-63; J.Johnson 64-67; Ky.Busch 68-75; J.Johnson 76-84; M.Truex 85-109; K.Harvick 110-170; A.Dillon 171175; J.Logano 176; R.Newman 177-188; J.McMurray 189; K.Harvick 190-200 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): K. Harvick 5 times for 108 laps; M. Truex Jr. 1 time for 25 laps; Kyle Busch 3 times for 22 laps; D. Hamlin 1 time for 13 laps; J. Johnson 2 times for 13 laps; R. Newman 1 time for 12 laps; A. Dillon 1 time for 5 laps; J. McMurray 1 time for 1 lap; J. Logano 1 time for 1 lap.NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPPOINTS LEADERS Through Aug. 12 1. Kyle Busch, 986. 2. Kevin Harvick, 924. 3. Martin Truex Jr, 842. 4. Kurt Busch, 750. 5. Clint Bowyer, 732. 6. Joey Logano, 723. 7. Brad Keselowski, 709. 8. Ryan Blaney, 687. 9. Denny Hamlin, 684. 10. Kyle Larson, 681. 11. Chase Elliott, 647. 12. Aric Almirola, 639. 13. Erik Jones, 596. 14. Jimmie Johnson, 572. 15. Alex Bowman, 542. 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr, 480. 17. Paul Menard, 472. 18. Daniel Suarez, 460. 19. Ryan Newman, 456. 20. Austin Dillon, 451. 21. William Byron, 428. 22. Jamie McMurray, 426. 23. AJ Allmendinger, 375. 24. Chris Buescher, 362. 25. Bubba Wallace, 345. 26. Michael McDowell, 343. 27. David Ragan, 329. 28. Kasey Kahne, 323. 29. Ty Dillon, 294. 30. Matt DiBenedetto, 251. 31. Trevor Bayne, 188. 32. Matt Kenseth, 117. 33. Gray Gaulding, 117. 34. Landon Cassill, 111. 35. Cole Whitt, 90. 36. D.J. Kennington, 82. 37. Corey Lajoie, 76. 38. Jeffrey Earnhardt, 70. 39. Brendan Gaughan, 49. 40. Reed Sorenson, 41. 41. Harrison Rhodes, 23. 42. Kyle Weatherman, 16. 43. Mark Thompson, 15. 44. Blake Jones, 11. 45. Chris Cook, 6. 46. Tomy Drissi, 5. 47. Derrike Cope, 4. 48. Danica Patrick, 2. 49. Cody Ware, 1. PRO BASKETBALL WNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT. GB x-Atlanta 22 10 .688 „ x-Washington 20 11 .645 1 x-Connecticut 18 13 .581 3 Chicago 11 20 .355 10 New York 7 23 .233 14 Indiana 5 26 .161 16WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT. GB x-Seattle 24 8 .750 „ x-Los Angeles 18 13 .581 5 x-Phoenix 18 14 .563 6 x-Minnesota 17 14 .548 6 Dallas 14 17 .452 9 Las Vegas 13 18 .419 10 x-clinched playoff spotSundays GamesAtlanta 86, New York 77 Washington 93, Dallas 80 Connecticut 82, Chicago 75 Seattle 81, Minnesota 72 Phoenix 86, Los Angeles 78Mondays GamesNone scheduledTodays GamesDallas at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m. New York at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.Wednesdays GamesWashington at Indiana, 7 p.m. New York at Las Vegas, 10 p.m.

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DailyCommercial.com | Tuesday, August 14, 2018 B3By Eddie PellsThe Associated PressST. LOUIS „ Over an earsplitting afternoon in which most of the cheers werent for him, Brooks Koepka got a taste of what golf feels like when Tiger Woods is in the hunt.And in his exhilarating but ultimately futile attempt to catch Koepka at the PGA Championship, Woods got a taste of what its going to take to get back on top in the majors.Woods provided the thrills Sunday „ a fistpumping, club-slamming, roller-coaster ride of a final round in which he threatened from beginning to end but couldnt knock Koepka out of the lead, or deny him the trophy.Koepka heard the commo-tion in front of him all day „ You could hear a different roar like every 30 seconds, so we knew what was going on,Ž he said „ but did what he does best at the majors: He put on a calm, collected show of pre-cision golf to hold off Woods by two shots and become only the fifth person to win a U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the same year.When it was over, Woods had a warm hug and a huge smile for the guy he calls Brooksy.ŽIts tough to beat when the guy hits it 340 down the middle,Ž Woods said. When a guys doing that and hitting it straight, and as good a putter as he is, its tough to beat.ŽKoepka set the PGA Champi-onship record with a four-day score of 16-under 264. His best shot over a final round of 4-under 66 was a lasered 4-iron to the 16th green that landed 6 feet away and set up a birdie. That gave Koepka a two-shot cushion that allowed him to coast into the finish, much the way he did at Shinnecock earlier this summer, and at Erin Hills in last years U.S. Open.Drama? That was Woods domain. Boy did he deliver.Over a wild first nine holes, Woods didnt hit a single fair-way off the tee but got up and down from everywhere. He needed a grand total of 10 putts to make the turn in 3-under 32 and stay within two shots.He hit a poor approach on No. 11, but stared down a 30-foot putt for birdie that would have kept momentum on his side. The ball came to rest on the inner-edge of the cup „ much like the famous chip-in on the 16th hole at Augusta in 2005. That one went in. This one stayed out, and Woods bent down and dropped his hands to his knees in agony.But he did not quit. He hit an approach to 5 feet for birdie on 12, then a tee shot to 10 for another birdie on 13.Roars echoed through the trees at Bellerive.We didnt mention it at all,Ž said Koepkas caddie, Ricky Elliott. It was pretty evident what Tiger was doing.ŽWoods couldve made it louder.He had a 20-foot putt on No. 16 to capture a share of the lead, but pushed it barely off line. He followed by block-ing his drive on 17 to the right of a creek that skirts the right-hand side of the par-5 hole. He scrambled for a par there when he really needed a birdie and was three back once he reached the 18th fairway.For one final flourish, Woods sank a 19-foot putt for a birdie that got him to 14 under and pumped his fist to celebrate.Making that putt at least gave me a chance,Ž Woods said.He needed Koepka to col-lapse over the last two holes. It wasnt going to happen.Koepka is proving to be the prototype player for his generation and beyond „ a 28-year-old workout nut who splits time between the weight room and the driving range. Hes got deft touch and a pure putting stroke, but is more about overpowering golf courses than overthink-ing them.Future bright for Woods after PGA, but Koepka is in the wayTiger Woods celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th green during the “ nal round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club on Sunday in St. Louis. [JEFF ROBERSON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] work in the shadows. Now pushed into a public role, Jim France hasnt signaled his style will soon change. He has, however, steadied the ship through his mere presence at Michigan. Brian France was aloof and often unreachable or unapproachable He was rarely seen at the racetrack, and competitors had limited interaction with the leader. Jim France, on the other hand, was front and center outside the NASCAR office in the Michigan garage. He attended pre-race meetings and participated in a driver council meeting that addressed rules, regulations, ideas and initiatives. As Brian Frances engagement decreased over the last two seasons the ability to accomplish meaningful agenda ideas became harder and harder throughout the industry. It became such a maddening loop that Harvick skipped the Friday night driver council meeting to spend more time with his son. The whole summer has just been, its been stressful,Ž Harvick said after winning his series-best seventh win of the season. Theres just so many politics and so many things happening in the sport right now. I felt like this was the first week back of being 100 percent focused on the racing and my team and being selfish on focusing on those things and not worrying about all the other stuff thats going on with the sport.Ž basketball (Leesburg boys and Wildwood girls and boys), girls soccer (Montverde Academy) and boys tennis (Montverde Academy). There were also individual championships in boys golf (Lake Minneolas Jonathan Yaun), swimming (two gold medals for Montverde Academys Katie Schorr), as well as track and field (MDCAs Cooper Monn and Jesiah Pierre). But, as many coaches are wont to say, that was then. Coaches rarely use previous successes and failures to motivate their players. Instead, they refer to the new season as a clean slate, devoid of blemishes and awaiting the imprints of this years teams. Exactly the way it should be. Players in uniform this year shouldnt feel pressured to live up to past glory. Thats not fair to freshmen or sophomores, many of whom are working just as hard as seniors on last years team, but simply might not have the talent or experience of their predecessors. The experience may come over time, but their talent simply might never match that of previous standouts, and the wins might not come as frequently as they did in the past. Veteran high school coaches understand. Theyve likely been had good years followed by bad years, followed by a couple more good years and couple of bad years. And so on. Its the cyclical nature of high school sports. Coaches, at any level, are often only as good as the talent at their disposal. Some might be better at game-day management and teaching fundamentals than others, which could be worth a few wins a season, but for the most part, even the greatest of coaches cant win without talent. Inman Sherman, for example, is the winningest football coach in Lake and Sumter County history. In 32 years at South Sumter, ending with the 2015 season, Sherman compiled a career record of 261-109. And still, legendary coach that he is, Sherman struggled through a few losing seasons with the Raiders. With the transfer rules currently in place, it might seem easier for some schools to develop programs and stay on top longer than they could five or 10 years ago. A star student-athlete who likes a coachs style and reputation can legally transfer in to that coachs school with fewer roadblocks than in the past However, high school coaches still are forbidden from recruiting or enticing student-athletes to transfer to their schools. If they do and are caught, the FHSAA will mete out serious penalties on them and the school, in addition to whatever punishment the local school district and school administration might also deem appropriate. For most coaches, the risks simply arent worth the rewards. So, fans of some local schools this season may watch their teams continue to struggle, while some likely will enjoy more success than in previous years. Others, like the Leesburg boys basketball team, the Wildwood girls basketball team and the Montverde Academy boys tennis team „ all three winners of back-to-back state titles „ might sustain their level of play. Fans hopefully will realize a programs won-loss record isnt an indication of how hard studentathletes are working on the practice field. And it doesnt say anything about the effort a coach is putting into his job „ which, by the way, is technically only a part-time job since most coaches spend the better part of their day in the classroom as teachers and received a only relatively small stipend for coaching. But, thats another story for a different day. Good luck to all the student-athletes in Lake and Sumter counties. Good luck to their coaches and game officials. By the way, for parents and fans who feel they can do a better job than current officials, referees and umpires „ and many do, judging from all the complaining I hear coming from the cheap seats „ the FHSAA has a link on their website for all those wannabe arbiters. Welcome to the new year! JOLLEYFrom Page B1Im excited to see that.ŽWoods was appointed a vice captain in late February, and he has said he would like to serve two roles. He also said that when he was appointed a vice captain for the Presidents Cup for the 2017 matches, and no one took him all that seriously.They do now, and Woods made it clear he wants to compete in his first Ryder Cup since 2012.I do want to be there as a player,Ž he said Sunday. Our captain has some decisions to make. Well all sit down and give him our input, who can contribute. Hopefully, my name will be part of that process.ŽWoods doesnt need num-bers to state his case. Hes Tiger Woods, and that carries a lot of weight.Along with moving to No. 11 in the Ryder Cup standings, Woods now is at No. 20 in the FedEx Cup. With one decent week in the playoffs, he most likely would be assured of being in all four of the events, ending with the Tour Cham-pionship the week before boarding a plane to Paris.It would be the second time he plays the Ryder Cup as a captains pick. The other was in 2010, when he was coming off the scandal in his personal life that kept him out of golf until the 2010 Masters, and he finished the qualifying period at No. 12.Furyk has other decisions to make. GOLFFrom Page B1The Crimson Tide approaches the season widely regarded as the favorite to win a sixth national title in the last decade. That overtime win over his former defensive coordinator's team did leave Saban with a months-long quarterback controversy: Heralded championship game hero Tua Tagovailoa vs. two-year starter Jalen Hurts .But neither mentor nor star pupil wanted their teams dwelling on that game or last season."We're constantly looking for the next edge..." Smart said.Saban's message to his team: "Forget about what happened last year."The league welcomes five new head coaches, including Saban disciples Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M and Jeremy Pruitt at Tennessee. Fisher returned to his SEC Western Division roots from Florida State after past stints at LSU and Auburn with a 10-year, $75 million deal .The primary SEC West challenger to Alabama might be defending champion Auburn, which returns quar-terback Jarrett Stidham and has one of the league's most talented defensive lines. But Fisher's Aggies return 15 starters and Mississippi State has 17 back.South Carolina and Dan Mullen's Florida seem the most likely to challenge Geor-gia in the East.Some other things to know about the SEC in 2018: THE FAVORITESEast: Georgia. The clear division front-runner after making it to the brink of the Bulldogs' first national title since 1980. Kirby Smart must replace tailbacks Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, along with linebacker Roquan Smith and six other defensive starters. Quarterback Jake Fromm is back after an impressive freshman season (presum-ing he faces down a challenge from five-star recruit Justin Fields ).West: Alabama. With envi-able quarterback options and strong front lines, the Tide remains the team to beat „ even after a runner-up divi-sion finish to rival Auburn. The Tide defense must replace eight NFL draft picks and the entire starting secondary. Tailback Damien Harris is a stalwart in the offense. TOP PLAYERS € Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia. Baker had nine pass breakups last season to go along with three interceptions, including one in the national championship game.€ A.J. Brown, WR, Mississippi. Might have a hard time matching his huge 2017 numbers (75 catches, 1,252 yards, 11 touchdowns) if only because of QB Shea Patter-son's departure. € Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama. Anchors the defen-sive line after racking up 8.5 sacks as a sophomore. € Drew Lock QB, Mis-souri. Led the nation with an SEC-record 44 touchdown passes, while flirting with 4,000 yards. First-team AllSEC quarterback. € Deebo Samuel WR/RS, South Carolina. Tied for the team lead in 2017 with six touchdowns „ three receptions, one run, two kick returns „ despite breaking his leg in the third game. € Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn. His 3,158 passing yards as a first-year starter ranks second in school history. € Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State. Tied for the league lead with both 10.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss. The sack total was the high-est by a Bulldogs player since 2005. € Devin White, LB, LSU. Led the league with 133 tackles and was SEC defensive player of the week four times.NEW FACES Texas A&M's Fisher, Flori-da's Mullen, Mississippi's sort of new Matt Luke, Arkansas' Chad Morris and Mississippi State's Joe Moorhead Also Alabama has six new assistants, including the coordinators on both sides of the ball. On the field, Geor-gia tailback Zamir White and Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain Jr. are among the potential impact newcomers.ON THE HOT SEATWith five new head coaches, there are fewer in precarious situations. Vanderbilt's Derek Mason enters Year 5 seeking his first winning season. Kentucky's Mark Stoops and LSU's Ed Orgeron might be in some jeopardy with big drop offs. FOOTBALLFrom Page B1 NASCARFrom Page B1

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T „2:39.A„16,049(41,149).BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSBraves9,Marlins1,1stgame: Touki Toussaintthrewsixstronginnings inhisbigleaguedebut,Ronald Acunahitanotherleadoffhomerand Atlantaclimbedahalf-gameahead ofPhiladelphiaintheNLEast,beatingMiamiMarlinsinthe“rstgameof adoubleheaderMonday.Toussaint,a Haitian-Americanwhoseappearancewassuretobecheeredinan impoverishednationthathasnever sentaplayertothebigleagues,surrenderedjusttwohitsandescaped hisonlyseriousjaminthesecond inningbylimitingtheMarlinstoa singlerun.Toussaint(1-0)wasborn inFloridabutlivedinHaitiforabout sixyears.HereturnedtoFlorida afterhisparentssplitupandbecame a“rst-rounddraftpickbyArizonain 2014.Theright-handerwasdealtto theBravesthefollowingyearinone ofseveraltradesmadebyAtlanta tobolsteritsfarmsystemduringa massiverebuildingeffort. LATE N.Y.MetsatN.Y.Yankees ChicagoWhiteSoxatDetroit ClevelandatCincinnati ArizonaatTexas TorontoatKansasCity SeattleatOakland L.A.AngelsatSanDiego MiamiatAtlanta,2ndgame WashingtonatSt.Louis SanFranciscoatL.A.DodgersTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MilwaukeeChacin(R)11-43.9117-82-117.16.23 ChicagoQuintana(L)2:20p10-84.2814-81-215.17.04 MiamiRichards(R)3-73.987-100-216.22.16 AtlantaSanchez(R)7:35p6-32.839-61-114.13.14 WashingtonGonzalez(L)7-83.8910-131-117.23.57 St.LouisGant(R)8:15p4-43.893-71-114.15.65 SanFran.Suarez(L)4-84.648-121-216.08.44 LosAngelesWood(L)10:10p7-63.5812-102-117.21.53AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA TampaBayTBD0-00.000-00-00.00.00 NewYorkHapp(L)7:05p12-64.0714-82-017.02.65 ChicagoGiolito(R)7-96.2311-120-116.17.16 DetroitHardy(L)7:10p4-43.635-71-117.03.18 TorontoBorucki(L)2-22.814-42-019.02.84 KansasCityFillmyer(R)8:15p1-13.131-41-015.03.60 SeattlePaxton(L)10-53.6314-92-119.23.20 OaklandFiers(R)10:05p7-63.4014-80-013.12.70INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA NY(NL)Vargas(L)2-88.752-100-29.29.31 BaltimoreCashner(R)7:05p3-104.837-151-114.27.98 BostonPorcello(R)14-54.1716-82-118.25.79 PhiladelphiaPivetta(R)7:05p7-94.5113-101-118.03.50 ClevelandKluber(R)14-62.7415-92-023.11.93 CincinnatiRomano(R)7:10p7-94.9412-102-117.13.63 ArizonaCorbin(L)9-43.1514-102-019.13.26 TexasGallardo(R)8:05p7-16.118-13-016.23.78 ColoradoMarquez(R)9-94.6912-111-120.23.05 HoustonVerlander(R)8:10p11-72.5014-111-214.25.52 PittsburghTaillon(R)9-83.6313-102-122.22.78 MinnesotaOdorizzi(R)8:10p4-74.5010-140-113.05.54 L.A.(AL)Barria(R)7-73.598-92-016.22.70 SanDiegoKennedy(R)10:10p0-113.500-10-14.013.50 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLAUG.14 1919: ChicagosHappyFelschtiedthemajor-league recordwithfourout“eldassistsinagame.TheWhite SoxstilllosttotheBostonRedSox15-6. 1932: BrooklynsJohnQuinn,at49,becametheoldest pitchertowinamajorleaguegame.Quinnpitchedthe lasttwoinningsofa2-1,10-inningwinoverNewYork. 1937: TheDetroitTigersscored36runs(16-1and20-7) againsttheSt.LouisBrownsinadoubleheadersweep tosetmajorleaguerecord.PeteFoxoftheTigers scoredeightoftherunsinthedoubleheader. 1960: BillWhiteoftheSt.LouisCardinalshitforthe cycleina9-4losstothePittsburghPiratesintheopeninggameofadoubleheader. 1971: St.LouisCardinalBobGibsonpitchedano-hitter, blankingthePittsburghPirates11-0. 1987: OaklandsMarkMcGwiresetamajorleague rookierecordwithhis39thhomeroftheseasontohelp theAstoa7-6,12-inningvictoryovertheCalifornia Angels. 1998: BaltimoresChrisHoilesbecametheninthmajor leaguerand“rstcatchertohittwograndslamsinone game.HoileshomeredinthethirdinningoffCharles NagyandintheeighthagainstRonVillonetoleadthe Oriolestoa15-3victoryovertheClevelandIndians. 2002: TrevorHoffmanbecamethe“rstrelieverin majorleaguehistorytohave30ormoresavesineight straightseasonsinSanDiegos6-2winovertheNew YorkMets. 2007: AtlantamanagerBobbyCoxsetadubiousrecord intheBraves5-4victoryoverSanFrancisco.Coxwas tossedafterthe“fthforarguingacalledthirdstrike: the132ndejectionofhiscareertobreakthemarkoriginallysetbyHallofFamerJohnMcGraw. S TATISTICALLEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Betts,Boston,99;Lindor,Cleveland,99;Martinez, Boston,87;Benintendi,Boston,84;Trout,LosAngeles, 82;Ramirez,Cleveland,79;Segura,Seattle,78;Bregman, Houston,76;Stanton,NewYork,76;2tiedat74. RBI: Martinez,Boston,104;Davis,Oakland,93;Ramirez, Cleveland,84;Encarnacion,Cleveland,81;Haniger, Seattle,76;Stanton,NewYork,76;Cruz,Seattle,75; Lindor,Cleveland,74;Bregman,Houston,73;Bogaerts, Boston,72. HITS: Martinez,Boston,145;Segura,Seattle,140; Lindor,Cleveland,139;Betts,Boston,138;Rosario,Minnesota,138;Altuve,Houston,134;Merri“eld,Kansas City,131;Benintendi,Boston,130;3tiedat128. DOUBLES: Lindor,Cleveland,39;Bregman,Houston,37; Escobar,Arizona,37;Betts,Boston,34;Abreu,Chicago, 33;Bogaerts,Boston,33;Martinez,Boston,33;Benintendi,Boston,32;4tiedat31. T RIPLES: Smith,TampaBay,9;Sanchez,Chicago,9; Hernandez,Toronto,7;Benintendi,Boston,6;Chapman, Oakland,6;Span,Seattle,6;5tiedat5. HOMERUNS: Martinez,Boston,37;Davis,Oakland,34; Ramirez,Cleveland,34;Gallo,Texas,31;Cruz,Seattle, 30;Stanton,NewYork,30;Trout,LosAngeles,30; Lindor,Cleveland,29;Betts,Boston,27;Judge,New York,26. S TOLENBASES: Gordon,Seattle,27;Ramirez,Cleveland,27;Merri“eld,KansasCity,25;Smith,TampaBay, 25;Betts,Boston,23;Anderson,Chicago,22;Trout,Los Angeles,21;Benintendi,Boston,20;Lindor,Cleveland, 19;DeShields,Texas,18. PITCHING: Severino,NewYork,15-5;Carrasco,Cleveland,14-6;Kluber,Cleveland,14-6;Porcello,Boston, 14-5;Snell,TampaBay,13-5;6tiedat12. ERA: Sale,Boston,1.97;Snell,TampaBay,2.18;Bauer, Cleveland,2.22;Verlander,Houston,2.50;Kluber,Cleveland,2.74;Cole,Houston,2.75;Morton,Houston,2.88; Severino,NewYork,3.11;Sabathia,NewYork,3.32; Clevinger,Cleveland,3.38. S TRIKEOUTS: Sale,Boston,219;Bauer,Cleveland,214; Cole,Houston,207;Verlander,Houston,206;Paxton, Seattle,175;Morton,Houston,171;Severino,NewYork, 167;Carrasco,Cleveland,155;Berrios,Minnesota,153; Kluber,Cleveland,153. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,86;Albies,Atlanta,82; Yelich,Milwaukee,82;Carpenter,St.Louis,79;Arenado,Colorado,77;Harper,Washington,74;Baez, Chicago,73;Goldschmidt,Arizona,73;Hernandez, Philadelphia,73;Turner,Washington,73. RBI: Baez,Chicago,89;Suarez,Cincinnati,88;Aguilar, Milwaukee,87;Arenado,Colorado,82;Story,Colorado, 81;Markakis,Atlanta,76. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta,148;Freeman,Atlanta,143; Albies,Atlanta,132;Gennett,Cincinnati,132;Peraza, Cincinnati,131;Anderson,Miami,129;Castro,Miami, 129;Story,Colorado,129;Turner,Washington,129; Yelich,Milwaukee,129. DOUBLES: Markakis,Atlanta,37;Albies,Atlanta,33; Carpenter,St.Louis,33;Freeman,Atlanta,33;Story, Colorado,33;Baez,Chicago,31;Hoskins,Philadelphia, 28;Rendon,Washington,28;Crawford,SanFrancisco, 27;CTaylor,LosAngeles,27. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,10;CTaylor,LosAngeles,8; Baez,Chicago,7;Dickerson,Pittsburgh,6;Difo,Washington,6;Nimmo,NewYork,6;Rosario,NewYork,6;8 tiedat5. HOMERUNS: Carpenter,St.Louis,32;Aguilar,Milwaukee,29;Arenado,Colorado,29;Harper,Washington, 28;Goldschmidt,Arizona,26;Muncy,LosAngeles,26; Suarez,Cincinnati,26;Baez,Chicago,25;Story,Colorado,24;Shaw,Milwaukee,23. STOLENBASES: Turner,Washington,32;Hamilton, Cincinnati,29;SMarte,Pittsburgh,28;MTaylor,Washington,24;Inciarte,Atlanta,23;Cain,Milwaukee,21; Baez,Chicago,19;Jankowski,SanDiego,19;Peraza, Cincinnati,18;Dyson,Arizona,16. PITCHING: Scherzer,Washington,15-5;Godley,Arizona, 13-6;Nola,Philadelphia,13-3;Greinke,Arizona,12-7; Lester,Chicago,12-5;Mikolas,St.Louis,12-3;Chacin, Milwaukee,11-4;4tiedat10. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.77;Scherzer,Washington, 2.19;Nola,Philadelphia,2.28;Mikolas,St.Louis,2.74; Greinke,Arizona,2.89;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,2.98; Freeland,Colorado,3.02;Corbin,Arizona,3.15;Arrieta, Philadelphia,3.33;Newcomb,Atlanta,3.40. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,227;Corbin,Arizona,183;deGrom,NewYork,183.SUNDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Boston4,Baltimore1 N.Y.Yankees7,Texas2 Toronto2,TampaBay1 Detroit4,Minnesota2 Cleveland9,ChicagoWhiteSox7 Seattle4,Houston3,10innings Oakland8,L.A.Angels7 NationalLeague Arizona9,Cincinnati2 N.Y.Mets4,Miami3 Atlanta8,Milwaukee7 Colorado4,L.A.Dodgers3 SanDiego9,Philadelphia3 SanFrancisco4,Pittsburgh3 ChicagoCubs4,Washington3 Interleague St.Louis8,KansasCity2 WEDNESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague ChicagoWhiteSoxatDetroit,1:10p.m. SeattleatOakland,3:35p.m. TampaBayatN.Y.Yankees,7:05p.m. TorontoatKansasCity,8:15p.m. NationalLeague MilwaukeeatChicagoCubs,2:20p.m. MiamiatAtlanta,7:35p.m. WashingtonatSt.Louis,8:15p.m. SanFranciscoatL.A.Dodgers,10:10p.m. Interleague PittsburghatMinnesota,1:10p.m. BostonatPhiladelphia,7:05p.m. N.Y.MetsatBaltimore,7:05p.m. ClevelandatCincinnati,7:10p.m. ColoradoatHouston,8:10p.m. L.A.AngelsatSanDiego,9:10p.m.FANTASYPLAYSHITTERSTOSTREAM ALEDMYSDIAZ,SS,TorontoBlueJays(20 percent): Diazisbatting.440withthree HRsinhislastsevengames.Hestakes ontheRoyals,whosepitchingstaffhas givenupa.281averagetoright-handed batterslikeDiaz. MARKTRUMBO,OF,BaltimoreOrioles (45percent): Trumbohasan11-gamehit streakandhasa.364BAwithfourHRs and13RBIsduringthattime. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos10039499138.350 JMartinezBos11343587145.333 AltuveHou10440764134.329 MMachadoBal9636548115.315 TroutLAA10937282115.309 SeguraSea11145778140.306 SimmonsLAA10639956122.306 BenintendiBos11243284130.301 MDuffyTB9838541115.299 JoRamirezCle11542379126.298 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. MarkakisAtl11645469148.326 FFreemanAtl11645172143.317 YelichMil10541482129.312 GennettCin11443067132.307 ArenadoCol11241877128.306 DickersonPit10037752115.305 SuarezCin10137963115.303 DPeraltaAri10742359128.303 CainMil10238761117.302 MartinezStL11138141114.299 ThroughAug.12 Doublevision MarlinsshortstopJTRiddleforcesouttheB raves OzzieAlbies(1)atsecondbase beforethrowingoutFreddieFreemanat“rstbasetoturnadoubleplayinthe eighthinningofthe“rstgameofadoubleheaderMondayinAtlanta.[JOHNAMIS/THE ASSOCIATEDPRESS]

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